156 YEARS AGO. 4 (Extracts from the Conrani" dated Docember 24th, 1751.) Chester. Dec. 21.—By advices from near tho North-gate, woaro inforin'd, that esme disorderly ftnd ovil minded People, having got up into tho Exchange, upon the second Ball Night, being Wednesday, the 18th Instant, did, between the Hours of Six and Ten of tho Same Evening, then and there, mnka an Assault upon the Peruke of a harmless delicate young Gentle- man, then and there peaceably being, and from tho said Porukei, a certain Appertenant, vul- garly termed and denominated a Quo or Pig- tail, with Foroo and Arms, lop, ahoer, ampu- tate, abscind, and privily and feloniously curry away, to the great Detriment and Discomfort of him, the ,aid Proprietor of that elegant and graceful Ornament. Northop, December 17—This morning about Five O'clock, as a Post-Boy was going from, lienoe with the Dublin and other Mails towards Den- bigh, ho was stopped upon a Part of Haikin- mountain, between 3 and 4 miles from this Place, by a Person on horseback, and two other men on Foot, who swore they wcuLd immedi- ately cut his Throat if he offered to stir, and that Instant, tho' it was dark, he perceived the Glimmering of a largo Knifo in the Hand of one of the Footmen. They then pulled the Boy off his Ilorse, and laid him upon his Back on the Ground, commanding him not to move in tho least, and then took off tho Mails, and carried away the smaller, which contained the North Wales Hags, but did not meddle with the Great London Mail, which was forwarding to Ireland. The following day the Welsh- Ma II-, with several of the letter-Bags, were found, mu.ch flashed and cut, and were brought to the Post Office hero; but the Denbigh and Bangor Bags have not been siioe hea.rd of. The Per- sons who committed this Fact, spoke to the Post Boy, and to each other, in the Welsh Language.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOTTINGS. From twenty-nine applicants the Llanrwst Guardians finally selected Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Holywell, for the positions of master and matron of the workhouse. In verF A crowded meeting of the Rhyl ratepayers— among whom fooling has ruled high—by a large majority accepted the Council's scheme for a pavilion and garden on the sands. The Town Clerk explained (tuii. the pavilion was to cost from £ 8,000 to £ 5,000, and the gardens around it about. £ 4,500. There was but a very email minority against the scheme, prominent among whom was Councillor Rhydwcn Jones, who spoke TtgaJnst it. The Llandudno Council has unanimously decided to act on the resolution of tho ratepayers in meeting assembled and to have a poll of the electors in April next on the question of whether the town tilittilseek a charter of incorporation. The new proposals* of the Secretary for War have given rise to some apprehension lest the headquarters of the 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers should be removed from Carnarvon to Wrexham, and at a special meeting of the Town Council of tho former Mr. T. Armstrong pointed out the great loss tuch a step would be to the borough. Some- thing like L3,000 a year, he said, was paid in salaries to the permanent staff of the Militia alone, to say nothing of the money spent by officers during training. Carnarvon had a train- ing ground second to none in the kingdom, besides which recruits preferred it to Wrexham. He moved a resolution strongly urging on the Secretary for War and the Army Council the claims of Carnarvon. The resolution waa carried unanimously, and a deputation arranged for, if necessary, to wait on the Secretary for War. Another resolution waa also passed urging on the authorities the claims of Carnarvonshire to be the licakiquart-ers of the proposed Welsh Division. Some Poor Law Guardians seem to be awaken- ing to a senae of their duties in connection with thoee who have to find the money, if what took place at the ]ate meeting of the Liverpool Select Vestry may be taken as a criterion. The occa- sion waa the visit of Mr. A. B. Lowry, Local Government Board Inspector, who regretted that the rate of pauperism in Liverpool waa the highest in his district. Mr. H. Poet, in wel- coming the now inspector, pointed out that when he (the speaker) waa first elected to tho vestry twenty-two years since, the inspectors of the Local Government Board were constantly ad- vising the guardians not to make the workhouse attractive to outsiders; but in later years in- structions given by the central authority were that the guardians should be more generous in their treatment of the poor. Thus it might be that the conditions of life in the workhouse were made more attractive than the lives of many tatong the poorer classes of ratepayers. The T**try, who had to follow the orders of the Local Government Board, could not be held wholly •^sponsible for the inoreaae of pauperism. A lady guardian hoped that the inspeotor would direct special attention to the cases of able-bodied men seeking employment. It is to be hoped that the Colwvn Day Council have finally settled their difficulty concerning- the electric tramway scheme and the proposed restriction of the promenade seasonable amuse- ments, at the special meeting held for the pur- pose. At a previous meeting the Council decided only to allow the feeder-cables for the tram- way to be laid between the rails of the track, but the company objected, on the ground that the best practice was now against it; and they asked that the cables should bo laid along the foot- walk. In addition, the C oncil decided to insist on Jar rah wood paving being laid between the tram rails, while the company were desirous that. the pavement be tarred macadam, which 16ad been found satisfactory at Llandudno. A potion by Mr. Hugh Hughes to rescind the resolutions as aforesaid was provocative of much acrimoniousdiscussion, at times degenerating into I^rsonalities, but finally the resolution was car- ded by nine votes to six. An amendment that, provided the company get the tramway laid at Once, the tar macadam be accepted for the whole track, was also carried by eight votes to 9Bveti, the Chairman (Mr. J. Williams) urging that delay was "killing," and that they would have the ratepayers about their ears if any further obstacle was put in the way to the com- pletion.
BOUG-HTON TRAM FLAGS.—In conse- quence of complaints made by farmers and others as to their horses shieing at the flutter- ing flags on the tcp of the carsy it has been decided to remove the flags and substitute tJtø letters "T" and "C" in sockets. THE DRUCE CASE.-Rol)ert Caldwell was, on tho arrival of the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria at New York, on Saturday, arrested at the request of the British authorities upon a charge of perjury tn connection with the Druce case. He was arraigned before the United States Commissioner, and liberated on bail after doctors had certified that he was desperately ill. HARRY LAUDER AT THE ROYAL COURT, LIVERPOOL.—On Monday evening1 Mr. Robert Arthur will produce his twelfth Liverpool pantomime, for which he is so fortunate £ ■> to be able to command the services of Mr. -aarry Lauder, who is undoubtedly one of th9 tnost remarkable figures in the entertainment to-day. In the Court Theatre pantomime, *nere he will make his reappearance, the fecund Scottish comedian who is in the most literal sense d the term a host in himself, will appear as Wee babble McGuffiD, a page, as it will prove of jannite eomic resource. It may interest our ?,e,rs to know that Mr. Lauder is delighted mil his part, and everthing points to his achiev- ed a remarkable success. There are a number of ner well-known players in the cast, and no mi Prt? Present> before the public is so well jjjautied for the role of Cinderella as Miss Iris toting i 0 Production is to be on a scale of the Mr °St and the famous scenic artist, all 1 • Hall, is described as having eclipsed Previous achievements. BRONCHIAL TROCHES C!I BRONCHIAL TROCHES •!l0U?h^ Cold. Hoarseness, and Influenza, Seiievo fv. rritati?n or Soreness of the Throat, Seiievo fv. rritati?n or Soreness of the Throat, q 6 Hmking Cough in Consumption, Carry i,~rollchitis, Asthma, and Catarrh. ,Irry ern about with you. I ISPfYtrv^ everywk?re, Is. per box, BLTOWXRS BRONCHIAL TROCHES II0W^S BRONCHIAL TROCHES
FRODSH AM PARISH REGISTERS. 1 [FROM 1558 TO 1812.] -Htth Instalment. 1724. Jan. 21. Jno. Cooke and Alice Peacock by banns. Jan. 23. William Hand and Alioe Mosse, by banns. Feb. 9. Thomas Roughley of St. John's and Maty Ashbrooke, by licence. Mar. 6. Tho. Eg-eiton of Little Bud-worth and Margaret Eaton, by banns. Mar. 11. Roger Jonei a.nd Martina Winint.on of Great Budworbh, by licence. May 19. Thomas Wilcoxon and Elizabe'.h Cheshire, by licence". June 2. Abraham Hensfoaw and Ellin Wood- ward, by licence. Juno 2. George Caukin and Mazy Lightfoot. June 28. Tho. Rowland and Ann Aderton. July 6. Jonath. Stringer and Ma.ry Celcall of Chester, by licence. July 14. Roger Parson and Mary Trench, by licence. July 21. Robert Harrison and Martha Harri- son. Aug 10. J no. Cooper and Margt. Bassnett, by banns. Aug. 18. Tho. Huson and Catharino by banns, Aug. 25. Tho. Hopicy and Saiah Gilbert, by banns. Sept. 6. John Smith a.nd Margaret Hill, by, banns. Sept. 28. Robert Hatton and Ma-rtha. (sic.), by banns. Oct. 10. Moses De-nwn and Eliz. Woodward. Oat. 12. Tho. Lee and Sarah Ba.xter. Nov. 20. William Ashton and leliz. Higham. 1725. Jam. 7. Peter Balieff and Mary Winn, by banns. Jan. 8. Jos. Beavan and Ann Pickering. Jan. 15. Jno. Yarwood and Eliz, Bassnett. Jan. 19. William Gorffe and Eliz. Burgess. Feb. 4. Robt. Jones and Margt. Tittle. Feb. 10. William Oonton a.nd Mary Yowld. Mar. 31. Jno. Bassnett and Eliz. Harden, Apr. 10. Peter Bland and Ann Dutton. May 17. Tho. Moulsdale and Sarah Stretch. May 19. John Churchman seiir. and Jane Dudlow. Juno 8. Jno. Norman and Mary Heath of Groptial. June 8. Charles Clark and Priscilla Burgess. July 9. Tho. Stocton and Grace Higgison. July 16. John Warburton and Catharine Sym- cock> Aug. 4. Mathew Me9 and Martha Mathor. 3. Richard Williamson and Mary Bell of Weevorham. 6. William BrundreLt, and EUinor Ashton. 9. John Massey and Mary Smith. (Later, and in another hand) Nov. 12. John Waters of West Houghton and Eliz. Gemud. by licence. 1726. Mar. 29. James Buttlsr and Martha Clark. May 22. Jos. Roberts and Catlimiue Walker. Sept. 24. Isaac Massey and Jano Widdens, by banns. Nov. 12. Wm. Eaton and Eliz. Loadsum, by banns. Dec. 7. Ed. Lygon (?) and Ann Eaton, by banns. Deo. 17. John Cowley and Mary Fluitt, by banns. (?) 1727 or 1728. Feb. 17. James Sanders and Catharine Cheshire. FDb. 21. William. Hey and JYlary Hoays, by banns. Feb. 24. Samuel Milaer and Eliinor Yowd, by licence. Feb. 24. John Proffitt and Mary Newton, by banna. Feb. 27. Wm. Addorton and his spouse, by banns. Apr. 4. Henry Aspall and Eliz. Buroh (?), by banns. April 19. John Owen and Mary Symcocke., by banns. (Inserted in the wrong plaice, in a different ha.nd) John Helsby (son of John) of Kingslcy, gentln., and Mary Rutter, of Kingslcy (d. Richd.) gcntlin, 1 Jan., 1729. 1728. Aug. 21. Josef Pope and Mary Man waring, by banns. Sept. 22. James fopo and Ann Done, by banns. Sept. 26. Thomas Rathborn and Jano Helsbey, by banns. Oat. 29. Joseph Cooke and Mary Brundrett, by banns. Nov. 5. Jonathan Radcliff and Eiiz. Calley, by banns. Nov. 25. John WTainwriglit and Mary Harri- son, by banns. Doo. 17. Thomas Plumb and Mary Peacock, by licence. Doe. 22. Roger Parson and Elizabeth Wil- coxon, by licenoe. 1729. Jan. 23. Thomas Brock and Sarah Cooper, by banns. Jan. 28. John Williams and Mary Hinde, by banns. Feb. 6. Thomas Dunn and Mary Popo do parva Budworfh, by lioenoc. Feb. 18. William Aderton and Mary Breezei, by banns. Apr. 8. John Wright and Mary Rolinson, by banns. Apr. 13. Tbomasi Woodward and Esther Duck- worth, by banns. Apr. 28. John Banner and Sarah Basley, by banns. May 15. John Merrick and Eliz. Basley, by barms. July 22. Robt. Maddock and Mary Didsbury, by banns. July 25. Daniel Buttarworth and Sarah Heys, by lioenos. Oct. 23. John Parson and Hannah Hough- land, by banns. Oot. 25. Thomas Weshmgton and Mary Horse, by banns. Nov. 7. John Lawton and Franoia Wade, by banns. Dec. 25. James Stubbs and Francis Ellis, by banns. Deo. 29. Joseph Si rot ton and Francis SnmU- wood, by banns. 1730. Jan. 1. Thomas Done and Mary Birchwood, by banns. Jatu l. John Platt do Warrington and Ann Byrom do Moor, by lioence. Jan. 1. William Manifo'd and Margt. Beech, by banns. Jan. 3. William Jackson and Margaret Miller, by banns. JarL 5. Daniel Hancock and Eliz. Cook, by banns. Jan. 21. John. Li-tiler and Mary Ashbrooke, by banns. Jon. 28. John Orford and Martha. Baxter, by licence. Feb. 1. Joseph Ashbrooke and Ruth Harrison, by banns. (Bride's name not entered) Feb. 7. Thomas Frith de Chap. Whitton (and .), by licence. Feb. 9. William Pierson and Martha Willey, both of Woodhouse, by banns. Feb. 20. Joseph Jackson and Sarah Brooks. by banns. Mar. 4. John Jackson and Martha Perry, by banns. May 18. Ponatiban Colgreave and Eliz. Pike, by banns. June 4. Charles Seamour and Alice Pickstone, by banns. Juno 28. Rich. Rowland and Rebecca Davies, by banns. Juno 30. John Rogers and Mary Hough, by banns. July 31. John Robinson and Mary Tittle, by banns. Sept. 3. John FurnivaH of Wevcrham and Elizabeth Lea, by banns. Sept. 22. John Lecii and Mary Smith, by banins. Oot. 12. Henry Potter and Mary Claro, by banns. Oot. 15. Tntomas Braoegindle and Eliz. Kirk- ham de Norton, by lioence. Dec. 1. Moses Denson and Catharine Frod- sliam, by banns. *The publication of this interesting record of marriages from the registers of the church of St. Lawrence, the Frodsham Parish Church, was commenced in our issue of September 11th. Deo. 1. William Dean and Elizabeth Jones, by banno. Dvo. 6. Thomas Banner and Ann Shaw, by banns. Doo. 28. Josiah Ellis and Eliz. He's bey, by banns. (To be continued.)
NEW CAPENHUKST RECTOR. IP The Rectory of Holy Trinity, Capenhurst, which, 1\8 already notified, has been vacated by the Rev. F. G. Slater on his acceptance of the vicarage of Ince, has been offered to the Rev. R. P. Watson, Rector of Brinklow, near Coventry, and has been accepted by him. The Rev. Richard Pilkington Watson was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and obtained his B.A. (Junior Uptime) in 1870, graduating as M.A. in 1877. Ho was or- dained in 1870, and became curate of Frodsham. In 187t» he became curate of St. John's, Birkeahead, and was vicar of Clifton- on-Durismore with Brownsover, Warwickshire, from 1878 to 1890, and Rector of Brinklow, in the diocese of Worcester, since 1894. The living is the gift of Mr. li. T. Richardson, Capenhurst Hall.
HAWAKDBN RURAL. NEW HOSPITAL TO COST £ 2,500. On Friday afternoon the fortnightly mooting of tlio Hawarden Rural District Council was held at Broughton Workhouse, Mr. W. Fryer presiding.—Tho Clerk (Mr. Hugh G. Roberts) read a report of the Hos- pital Committed, from v.'hioh it appeared that they had considered amended rlails for the erection of a new hospital to replace the one destroyed by fire, prepared by Messrs. Davies and Sons, architects, Chester. These shewed that the provision of a hospital for isolation purposes for scarlet fever and scar- latina, etc., would cost roughly LI,553, anotlic-r separate ward to accommodate diptheria and typhoid cases costing about J3405. Of course, ho added, there would bo certain incidentals and also the cost of furnishing.—The commit- too resolved to recommend the Council to ask tlie Local Government Board to approve ex tho plans and allow them to borrow tho money for the execution of the work, which would be repayable in 30 years. The whole cost was estimatod at X2,500, which would cover the ccst of a mortuary and steam disinfecting house, if it was agroed to erect them. On the motion of Mr. Miiiington tho report was adopted. The Hopo and Tryddyn Water Committee had received from Metsrs. Elliott and Brown their preliminary report for the sewering of Caergwrle, Hope Village and Abbermoixklu, and they resolved that copies should be sent to every member of the committee on the distinct understanding that it was only fcr their private use. DISGRACEFUL STREETS. The Surveyor (Mr. Newton) referred to the oonditioa of Fairfield-roady Queen's Ferry, which was mentioned at the last meeting, and ho agreed that it was certainly in a very dis- graceful stato. Only abouth one-fifth of the land, however, was as yet built upon, a.nd if they oompelled the owners, and ho did not think they could, to put the road in a proper state of repair, it would not seem to lunv to bo fair, because owners who built on the land afterwards would not have to pay anything to- wards tlio cost. The Chairman believed they could not go into the matter until the street was more built upon. Captain Yickers remarked that the street was in a disgraceful state and ought to be re- paired. The Surveyor also alluded to But- ler-street, Shotton, and said there had been numerous complaints as to its condition. The work in this case could be 00110 under tho Private Street Works Act, but it would prove very costly and complicated. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. Barratt) had suggested that the road should bo repaired by the Council, and the cost should bo apportioned among the owners. The street was built upon all along, and it was paved, kerbed and channelled, but the street itoalf was half a yard deep in mud. He estimated that tho work would cost B47. 10s., but if it was dono uaidor the Private Street Workfe Act it would cost 1;80. Captain Viokers said this street was not in as bad condition as Ash Grove. The owners did not know what to dQ. The Surveyor added that this was their own fault. It was agreed to communicate with the owners, and ask that tho work be carried out to the satisfaction of the Council. INSPECTOR'S CRITICISMS. Too Clerk reported receipt of oopies of the re- port of the Local Government Board Inspector on the sanitary arrangements and administra- tion of the Council. Mr. Miiiington moved that consideration of the report ba adjourned to the next meeting. The Chair-mam remarked that with all due cbfereneo to the Inspeotor there was no Coun- cil in the oountry, or the adjoining oounty, that had dono more since they had been formed than the Hawarden Rural Council to mend the state of affairs which they found existing and which had since boon created. A great many of the things spoken of in the report were already in hand and far advanced. That was a sufficient reply to the Local Government Board. The motion was carried. UNEMPLOYED PROBLEM. The Council supported a resolution adopted by other Councils, which declared that the un- employed problem was a national concern, and should be placed under the Imperial Govern- ment, who should take tho necessary steps to deal with it in a national and systematic manner. SMALL HOLDINGS. A circular was received from tho Flintshire County Counoil asking the Council to ascer- tain as far as they were able to whether any bona-fide demand for small holdings existed in their area, and, if so, to what extent. The members were asked to obtain this informa- tion in their respective districts and parishes, but as only 10 forms wore sent for 22 members it was decided to write for more, and then let each member pursue his inquiries. A BRIDGE WANTED. Mr. T. E. Williams moved that a committee be appointed to visit Glanrafon, Tryddyn, with a. view of having a bridge oreotod. He said there were numerous demands for a bridge, and the local Parish Council and the Tryddyn Parish Council had paisse-d resolu- tions in support of the proposal. The Clerk pointed out that the same matter was boforo the Council in July, 1903, when it was estimated by the inhabitants that the cost would be between J660 and JS80, some material and team labour being supplied locally, but the Surveyor estiniated that the cost would be JB150, one-half of which should be borne by those who would benefit. The Surveyor, how- ever, considered then that the traffic was not of such impartfcnoe as to justify the Council in spending suoh a Sum of money at present. Circumstances, however, the Clark added, might have alterod sines that time. A small committee was appointed.
WREXHAM RURAL. At a meeting of this Council on Friday, Mr. James Lee (Gresford), after mentioning that diphtheria was prevalent in the district com- plained that a cei tain detached portion of Flint- shire-Marford and Hoseley (which is sandwiched between Gresford and Romett)-was either over- looked or neglected by the Flintshire sanitary authorities, with the result that the adjacent I villages ran serious risks in the case of infectious diseases. The medical officer waa requested to make inquiries, and, if necessary, to draw the attention of the Flintshire authorities to the matter. The Local Government Board wrote asking what steps the Council had taken to put into effect the recommendations made by the medical officer in 1906 with reference to various important improvements in the sanitation of the district. Mr. Cromar (Rossett) said one of the recommendations had reference to the water supply of Holt. He moved that the authorities there be requested to forward a scheme within a month's time. The question, he added, was a pressing one.—The proposal was agreed to.
CHESTER & UPTON ASYLUM. CORPORATION AND THE ADOPTED SCHEME. The minutes of the Town Hall and Parlia- mo itary Sub-Committee of tho Coloration recoi-d "ilintlea r^-gotiatiotw i-tgnraing the provision of asylum acoomxix>d.a.tion for Chester patients. The County Council adopted at their last meeting all amended scheme fo,- the extension of Uptcn Asylum so as to provide 80 more Led. at a cost of £ 14,000, to meet the wishes of the Chester Corporation.—Tho Town Clerk reported this reeolution to the Committee, and the City Accountant, presented a report shewing that t'ie approximate arnual cost to Chester would be E2,755, against the present expense of £2,062, an increase of £ 693. The Sub-Com- mit toc» went to Denbigh and had an interview with Mr. P. P. Pennant and other representa- tives of the Visiting Committee of the Den- bigh Asyllllll.-It was agreed that the Cor- poration should set forth their requirements, arud the matter would be submitted to the various county councils concerned.—The Sub- Committer reported to the Town Hail and Parliamentary Committee, who resolved "That the Asylums Committee of tho Cheshire County Council be asked to rcceivo a deputa- tion from this committee as they desire to make certain representations to them on the terms offered for asylum accommodation." It was alG') decided to supply the information required by the Sub-Committee of the Den- bigh As)-ii-,t.-Th-a Clerk to the Lancashire Asylums Board wrote that the Board were unable to entarta."ti a proposal to provide ac- commodation for Chester patients.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SKUVICE LIST FOB WEEK COMMENCING DKC. 25. Wkonksdat. Obcbmbkk. iiJTlí (festival of the Nativity of Our Lord).—Morning, 7.45 Liiany and Holy Communion. lO.^O: Processional hymn, 61 verses 1, 2, 5. 6; Service, Smart in 1< Athanasian Creed introit, hymn 319, choral celebration, Kyre in E flat; preacher, the Dean. (Collec- tion for the Royal Lifeboat Institution). Evening, 4.15: Processional hj ran, 60; Service. Smart in F; anthem, "for behold darkness, &c." (Handel), A selection of of carols will be sung. Thursday, Dkckmbrr 26TIf (St. Stephen, D.M.).— Morning, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Stan- ford in B flat; anthem, "And they stoned Stephen" (Mendelssohn). 11.15: Holy Communion. Evening, 4.15 Processional hymn, 65 Service, Stanford in b flit; anthem, While shepherds watched (Best); carol, "Good King- VVeneeslas" (Traditilmal). Friday, December ?7t:i (St. John, E.M.).—Morninjr, <.45: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.15: Service, Uarrett in D anthem, How lovely are the messengers (Mendelssohn). 11.15 Holy Communion. Evening, 4.15: Processional hymn, 68 Service, Garrett in D anthem, In dulci jubilo" (Pearsali); Carol of the Four Days (Hughes). SATURDAY, DBCRMBBR ZS'rH (Uoly Innocents, MM.).— Morning, 8.0 Holy Communion. 10.15 Service, Sminer in B flat; anthem, "Let us nowjro" (Hopkins). 11.15: Holy Communion. Evening. 4.15: Processional hymn. 68 Servic#, Stainer in B flat; anthetn, As by night (J. 0. Bridge); Coventry Carol (Traditional). Sunday, Dbobmbbr 2Jth (First Sunday after Christmas). -Mornin, 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.30: oc Processional hymn, 58; Service, Calkin in G introit, hymn 318; choral celebration, Calkin in G; preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3,30: Proiessienal hymn, 219; Service. Calkin in G; anthem, "Cradled all lowly" (Gounod); hymn 69. 6.30: Processional hymn, 165; Service, Hopkins in F anthem, I- There were shepherds, etc. (Handel); hymn 63, 55; preacher, the Rev. Oanou Joyce, B.D. Collection for Chester General Infirmary. A selection of Carols will be sungf. Monday, Dbckmrkr 30TI1. -Morn i iig, 8.0 Holy Com- munion. 10.15 Service in Monotone. Evening, 4.15: Service, Hatton in E anthem, Behold I brinjf" (Goss). TUESDAY, DECKMRER 31st.—Morning, 8.0: Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, King in 0; anthem, "In the beginning:" (Thome). Evening. 4.16: Service, King in C; anthem, "Awake, awake" (Wise).
ORDINATION. DIOCESE OF CHESTER. The Lord Bishop of Chester held an Ordination in Chester Cathedral on Sunday, when the following were ordained DKACONS: Ellis Arthur Crompton, B A., L.Th. of The University of Durham, licensed to llolyTrillity, Castle Hall; Henry Monks, B.A., L.Th. of The University of Durham, licensed to St. Paul's, Portwood. PKIKSTS Alexander William Wesley Bowman, B.A., of the University of Liverpool, and of St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead; Herbert Henry Corsbie, B.A., of Bishop Hat- field's Hall, Durham; Arthur Ernest Jackson, M.A., of The University of Cambridge Arthur Blomefield Sleight, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. TheGospel was read by the Rev. H. Monks, B.A., L.Th., newly-ordained Deacon, and the Sermon preached by the Rev. J. M. New, M.A., Vicar of Backford and Diocesan Inspector of Schools, from 3rd Thes., lii.-l.
ST. PAUL'S, TRANMERE. On Monday the Bishop of Chester instituted the Rev. A. S. Hewlett, A.K.C.L., to the bene- fice of St. Paul's. Tranmere. ARCHDEACON AND THE PRAYER BOOK.—At the annual meeting of the English Church Union (Warrington branch), held on Wednesday night, the Ven. Arehdeason of Chester said that it would bo inexpedient now to alter the Prayer Book. It was inconceivable that anyone should propose to submit it to the deliberations of the House of Commons. No- thing seemly could result from such a discussion. It would be a dangerous thing to open the flood- gates of criticism by any suggestion of alteration. They^could not know where attack would stop. It would not be limited to the ornaments and rubric, but would also act against the Athanasian Creed.—The Rev. J. Hollingworfch (vicar of St. Barnabas's, Warrington) expressed the view that no alteration of the doctrine or ritual would bring together the High and Low Church parties. CLERICAL PREFERMENTS.-The Bishop of Chester on Thursday collated the Rev. P. A. Miller, M.A., to the vicarage of St. Stevens, Prenton. Mr. Miller was formerly vicar of St. Indes, Tilstone Fearnall. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, and St. Aidan's College, obtaining his B.A. in 1893 and M.A. in 1895. He was ordained deacon in 1894 and priest in 1895, being curate of St. Mary's, Liscard, from 1894 to 1897. and at St. Oswald's, Chester, from 1897 to 1903, in which latter year he was appointed vicar of Tilstone Fearnall. His lordship licensed the following to curacies:—The Rev. F. H. Coveney, to St. Paul's, Crewe the Rev. G. A. Duncan, B.A.. to St. Peter's, Chester the Rev. T. J. Nash, M.A., to St. Mary's Magdalen, Ashton-on-Mersey; the Rev. T. M. Tunnard, L.Th., to Tarporley. The Bishop also licensed the Rev. G. H. Smith, B.A., of the Grammar School, Macclesfield, to officiate in the diocese; and the Rev. H. G. Thompson to be private chaplain at Arley Hall, near Northwich.
LITERARY NOTICES. 4 THE JANUARY MAGAZINES. kfii,st. Notice.) In the January number of "Chambers's Jour- nal" oommoiLoos a new serial story by W. H. Fitchett, L.L.D., entitled "A Pawn in the Gam?." This writer has made his msurk as editor and journalist as well as novelist. Ho has made tho history of tiho 18bh and early 19th centuries poculia-rly his own, and the great historical figures and incidents live ovor again in his pages. Lady Rolleston writes on "The Spirit World of Hampton Court Palace," and Viscount Dillon on "Scottish Arms in the Tower of London." Several complete stories and other I vai'ioa contributions make up an attractive number. After eeventy-five years, "Chambers's Journal" maintains its position in tiho fiont rank of poriodicals, and the programme which has been presented for 1908 gives promise of a (jiliifim, of Instruction and editortjainrncnt in keeping with its best traditions. The "Building World" oanitains illustrated ar- tioles whiah those engaged in the trade will find invaluable. "Cassell's Saturday Journal," in its monthly form, contains abiuidant magazine reading, which is well suited for the festive season. NEW BOOKS. Vinton's Agricultural Almanac and Diary, 1908, being the fifty-third year of publication, is now on iasuo in an entirely new and improved form. In addition to a full diary and review of the agricultural year, the work contains in a neat and oompondious form breeders' tables a rasuroe of almost all tho information, that those connected with the land may reasonably be expected to require. In faot the volume has got to be described as "The Agricultural Whit- taker," and as such will doubtless maintain ita pre-mmmenoo AA a farmers' companion. The prioo is Is., post free lB. 3d., from tbo pub- lishers, Chancery-lane, London, ElO.
ARMY AND VOLUNTEERS. ♦ Lieut.-General Sir C. J. Burnett, Western Command, has approved of his aide-de-camp, Lieut. E. T. Ridpath, taking up the duty of assistant military secretary in the command m the vacancy caused by the death of Capt. W. O. Holicwaf. CHESHIRE REGIMENT.—Sc^mo Lieut. Harold J. lluxford was gazetted on Tuesday lieutenant, vice L. Itickett-. appointed adjutant. THE ROYAL WELCH.—In the 3rd Volun- teer Battalion the Royal Welch Fusilier3 Surgeon-Captain T. L. K. Davies, M.B., has been gazetted surgeon-major. FLINTSHIRE ENGINEERS.-Tlie follow- ing appeared in Tuesday's "Gazette "lst Flintshire (Buckley): Acting Chaplain the Rev. J. George, B.A., lesigns his appointment. The Rev. Daniel Herbert Pierce, B.A., is appointed acting chaplain.
HUNTING. + CHESHIRE HOUNDS The south side of the country was visited on Tuesday, the meet being Hankelow Green Finding in the Mosses they had a nice hunt down to Buerton into the North Stafford country, the fox getting to ground near Bod- dingtion. From Acton's Gorao they hunted a fox over the river Weaver, and he took a nice line to Broomhall. A nice hunt from Broomhall Gorse finished the day. With a yood fox they ran by Eddl-eston and Wrenbury Heath, and thence over Sound Common. After a big ring- they camo back to Broomhall. Again forcing their fox out they ran by way of Bodnijton pulling him down near Marsh- lane, Nantwich, after a gocd hunt of upwards of an hour. A large field met the pack en Thursday at Hargravo Green, and enjoyed a fino day's sport. Among thosi present were tho Duke and Duchess of Westminster, Lord and Lady Arthur Grosvenor, Lord Hugh and Lord Gerald G t osven jr. Lady Lottioe Cholmondeley, Sir Albert Williams, Ca.ptain and Mfg. lligeon, Captain Richardson, Major Drury, Mr. Lee Townshend. Mr and Mm. Littledale, Mr. and Miss Tyrer, Capt ain Fetherstonhoiigh, Mr. and Mrs. Jarmay, Mr Wilbraham, and Mr. Arthur Brorklehurst. They commenced the day by finding in Waverfon Gorse a fox which for an hour and a half kept hounds busy. Cross- ing the road past Mr. Walley's farm hounds ran a ring past Cotton and back through Waverton, over the Whitchurch-read by Waverton Station to Rowton. Here their fox turned back ove; the canal. Leaving Cotton on the .'eft they again passed Waverton, and tiio fox went to ground in a culvert near the canal. A couple of hounds followed him in and killed. Gorng on to Stapleford they again found their old friend, which for the third time this season has taken them almost the same line ihroug-h Duddon Nursery, over the Tarporley-rood, and past Priors Ileycy, to the Wiiiingtcn's Turning back close to the Hall, t'loy ran past Qotton Oo'nmon to ground on Mr. Stanyer's farm near Duddon, after an- other gocd hunt. The Cheshire met on Friday at Peckforton Lodge. Drawing Gregory's Wood blank, they went on to Peckforton Mere. Here they found a brace, one of which they chopped. The other ran a couple of tields to ground. From Peckforton Wood, hounds had a slow hunt over the Beeston Road, up to the Bath Wood, Spurstow. Here, several brace of foxes were viewed away in different directions, and the hounds followed one of them, which ran back past Peckforton Wood to the hills. A fine hunt took place from Wardle Gorse, with a fox which took hounds and a small field past Barbridge up to the Nantwich Reservoir. Turning to the right, they ran by the Bache House, Hurleston, to Rider's Green, and through Haughton, rolling him over near Bunbury after a fine fifty minutes. Saturday found the Cheshire in the Crewe country, the meeting being at Bradfield Green. The Duke of Westminster was present. Red Hall Wood, near the fixture, held at least a brace, and bounds followed one, which ran in a line with the canal up to Church Minshull. Crossing the railway, they hunted past Pickin's Wood, marking the fox to ground in a sand-hole on Eardswick Hall farm. The remainder of the day was spent in the Minshull Vernon dingles. Hounds managed to get hold of a fox, which had a good dusting, and they killed him on the canal bank. On making enquiries, I found that the accident to Colonel Hall Walker was not quite so serious as was expected, his ankle bemg badly bruised and not broken. Major Wilbraham is going on well; in fact, both gentlemen hope to be soon in the saddle again. ACCIDENTS. Several aocid.ente took place, the most serious being to Colonel Hall Walker, who, it was thought, broke his ankle. Mr. Hugh Wil- braham, of Delamere House, had a nasty fall through his saddle's slipping off. Mrs. Reginald Rigby, of Saughall, also bad a bad fall through her horse's making a blunder at a fence. BLUECAP. SIR WATKIN WYNN'S. The usual large company followed Sir Watkin's Hounds on Saturday. The meet was at Iscoyd, the Welsh border-land home of Major Godsal. They found promptly in one of the park covers, and ran a ring round the neighbourhood of the park the fox got to ground in the cover opposite the hall and was dug out and killed. Another fox, found in the Iscoyd Big Wood, led the field away down into Kiln Green and on to Mr. Jones's, of the Foxholes, and round from the Higher Wyches and Kiln Green to the neighbourhood of Mr. Maddock's, of Hadley, where he succeeded in getting to ground, and was left in peace. An unfortunate accident happened in tne first run above mentioned. Master Bernard Lee, the son of Mr. J. H. Warburton Lee, of Broad Oak, was badly kicked by one of the horses. Dr. Watkins, of Whitchurch (who was out hunting), was soon in attendance, and the patient was taken home. TRE CHESHIRE BEAGLES. On Tuesday the meet was at Bunbury Lock. The first hare was found in one of Mr. John Shore's fields, but there was absolutely no soent, and she was soon given up. We after- wards found again near to Haughton Hall, and settling down at once hounds ran in the direction of Wardle. After about ten minutes they came up to her, clapped upon an old pasture, and pursued her back again to the liall, where she ran into the coach-house. She was taken up the road and turned out in some fields called the Schoolings, but made her way back to the grounds at the Hall, where hounds rolled her over. The next hare was found in some small crofts beyond the N&ntwioh-road, and ran towards Brindley Ilall. Then swing- ing round right-handed she crossed the road and went up the hill towards Ridley. It I looked as it we were in for a good straight run, but, unfortunately, scent failed near to the old Beeches Covert, after we had hunted her for just thirty minutes. Mr. Charles Parton's farm provided us with a hare which afforded a ringing run of fifty minutes' dura- tion before hounds were stopped to catch the train homo again at Beeston Station. LEVERET. FOX-HUNT IN A TOWN. A remarkable incident attended t.he meet of tho I Ley throp Hounds at Stow en Friday. They found' a sturdy fox at the covarts near Abboxwv/oad, which quickly led them back into the town itsolf instead of making for tho open country. The fugitive darted through the open door of a photographer's studio, and, be- ing driven out into the .garden, sprang upon tho roof of some low buildings, thenos climbed I the rcof of a house, and, sliding dc-wn the op- posite slope, leapt into Park-street. Here he entered a house at the front door, but meeting a little girl half-way up tho stairs, turned tail, and made his way to the kitchen, where culinary operations were in progress. The fox mounted the table and scattered the crockery with which ir. was covered, many articles bomg smashed as they fell with a clat.ter on the floor. Then, espying an cpern door, he made quick exit into a garden. Hounds meanwhile had tracked the fox to tlie studio, and many went right through the house and pickcd up the trail that led them eventually to the garden in which the fugitive was hiding. He did not giv.o in without a brave strug-gle for existenoe, leading hounds a oh-ase over successive garden walls before he gave up his brush.
SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS MEET ON Saturday, December 28, Broughall at 10.30
Mr. E. D. Morel, hon. sec. of the Congo Reform Association, is officially mformed that a seleotion from various reports received from His Majesty's Consular Staff on the Congo will be published by the Foreign Office at an early date in the form of a White Book.
DAMAGE TO RIVER BANKS. A letter, dated 30th November, 1907, was road at a mexving of the Improvement Com- mittee from the chairman of the Waterworks Company, calling attention to the damage which, it is al egsd. is cont;.uJ.y and in- orwastngiy aamsra « the wish of tn. ^staamers passing up and down the river, destroying tha banks and undermining tile loots of the trees bordering the liver, and lequcsting the com- mittee to take steps to prevent fiuther damage. -Tho let'or was icferied to the Wateh Com- mittee. At a meeting of the Watch Committee atten- tion was also a called to tho condition of the bank on ilie south side of the river, between the Snuff Mills and a point opposite the Chester Boating Company's promises.—it was resolved that tho Town Cierk inform the chairman of the W ate; works Company ih-at his lotror was under consideration, and that it be reported to the Improvement Committee that the had under co»side:otion the framing of addi- tional bye-laws to further rc&triet the speed of steamers and launches, but that the Improve- ment Committee be requested to consider what steps can b? taken with reference to the portion of the bank on the south side of the river to whioh attention wa ual'ed.
NESTON. COLLIER'S CHRISTMAS BOX-The wife of a coal miner named John Jones, living at Sunset Row, Ness, b,e birth to triplets on Friday morning, two girls and a boy. Mother and children are doing well.
MALPAS. SEASONABLE GIFT.—On Wednesday after- noon Mrs. Greenshields very kindly gave the boys and girls of the Alport fcUhools two oranges each as they left for home in the afternoon. The recipients numbered over 200, and the seasonable gift highly pleased the children. CHRIbTMAS TREAT.—On Thursday after- noon the infant school children were entertained at tea, and afterwards to a grand Christmas tree very kindly given by Mrs. F. Barnston. There were gifts for all, including the teachers. lieai ty cheers were given for Mrs. L'arriston. There were present, besides Mrs. Barn&ton, Mrs. Assheton Rasbotham, Mrs. R. Parker, Mrs. Armitstead, Miss Jordison, and the Misses Cox. +-
WHITCHUKClL POACHING AFFRAY. The sequel to a desperate poaching affray in Cloverley Park, the residence of Major Heywood Lonsdale, was heard at Whitchurch on Wednesday, when Thomas Young, of Audlem, was charged with night poaching with violence. Major Lonsdale's head- keeper and under-keeepcrs, at two o'clock on Tuesday morning, surprised the prisoner and a gang of poachers netting rabbits in the park. The keepers closed with the poachers, and a desperate affray took place. Young, who had wounds on the head, wa3 held by Major Lonsdale's private constable, who also was severely mauled. A large number of rabbits and nets were seized. The prisoner was remanded.
TARPORLEY. URBAN COUNCIL.-At a meeting on Thurs- day Mr. R. Symms pi-es'ded.-Th e water rate was fixed as usual at 61 per cent. for the year. A plan was laid before the Council for a proposed new main to be laid by the Tarporley Gas Com- pany on the east side of High-street. The application was granted subject to the Gas Com- pany signing an agreement to keep the footpath, &c., which they would open in repair tor a reasonable period. Mr. Amos Cookson, who appeared for the Gas Company, stated they were quite prepared to do this.—The question of sewering Victoria-street and Forest-rcai was deferred until next meeting, as was also the question of repairing the road at Eatou.
FRODSHAM. CHRISTMAS V ACATION.-The various day schools in this parish closed on Thursday for the usual fortnight's Christmas vacation. Each child was the recipient of oranges and sweets prior to leaving school. PRESENTATION TO MR. C. E. LINAKER. At tho opening ceremony of the Royal Lanca- shire Agricultural Society's new home in Wink- ley Square. Preston, on Wedne.sday, by the Right Hon. the Earl of Derby, Mr. Charles E. Linaker, F.S.I.. of Frodsham, had conferred upon him, in recognition of his services as hon. chief finance steward for 28 years, an honorary life vioe-presidency of the society. A beautifully illuminated scroll was enclosed in a fine silver casket, with the inscription on solid gold bands on the cover, as follows:—"Charles E. Linaker, Esq., F.S.I., elected vice honorary president, 18th November 1907." Mr. Linaker reoeived many hearty congratulations from the members. ANOTHER RIFLE CLUB.—After seei n g th & great amount of interest which is centred in tlie reoently established young men's Minia- ture Rifle Club, and the success that has at- tended the efforts of tho Rev. R. L. Mann (curate) and his able body of assistants, the ladies of Frodsham have quickly emulated the grand example of the sterner sex and sett about tho formation of a similar undertaking in the Drill Haill for themselves. A meeting was re- cently held with this objeot, and the utmost enthusiasm was manifested by all the fair mem- bars. It was resolved tihat tho club be formed, and arrangements and voluntary assistance for carrying on the nocessa.:y work were spoedily forthcoming. The president of the ladies' sec- tion is Mrs. Blogg, hon. treasurer Mrs. Kesn- nerley, hon. secretary Mrs. Haslam, and com- mittee Mee dames Kingdon, Rowson, Se-lby, Williams, and the Misses B. M. Garratfc and Crompton. The subscription was fixed at 5s. per annum A list of rules was drafted out, and alraady there is a large number of mem- bers. So keen is tho enthusiasm that it has been notioed that would-be lady shots have been waiting outside the precincts of the Drill Hail long ere the time had arrived for the opaning of the doors for practice. —
CHOLMONDELEY. CONCERT.—A most enjoyable and successful concert was held at the Cholmondeley Schools, in aid of the funds of the Cholmondeley Cricket Club, on Tuesday evening. The audience was a "vc largo and appreciative one, and included the Marchioness of Cholmondeley. the Lady Lettioe Cholmondeley, Mrs. St. John CharJton, Miss Charlton, Miss Varida Charlton, Mrs. J. H. Welsford, Miss Welsford, Miss Murray, the Misses Park?r, of Maesfcn, Miss B. Smith, Miss Cotton-Jodrc 11, Miss Thorneycroft, the Rov. E. F. Gorst and Mrs. Gorst, etc. The entertainment was throughout of a high-class character, and all praise is due to the perfor- mers, who in their own sphere gave excellent account of themselves. The Chester Cathedral Glee Party arc too well known to need com- ment; suffice it to say that they fully main- tained their high reputation. Mr. George Hopley, an old Cholmondeley favourite, was cn- thusiastically reoeived, whilo his eon, Mr. Chas. Hop!ey. met. with a well-merited encore. Miss Cotton-Jodreli pang sweetly, a.nd fully de- served her recall, and Miss Thornoycroft's mas- terly manipulation of the violin gave much pleasure. Mis3 Bionwen Charlton was in better voice than ever, and rc-ally cxoclkd herse-lf. Mr. Loui Parry was. as usual, inimitable, par- ticularly in his rendering of the pathetic reci- tation of "Tlie Old Bachelor." Mrs. Edward Lancoley lendered most of the accompaniments, and shewed herself to be a pianist of no m:'oan order. The programme was as follows: Trio, piano and two violins. Miss Vanda Oharlton, Miss Thornvcroft. and Miss Charl- ton; quartette, "Here's Life and Health," Chester Calhodral Clee Party (encored, There was a boy and there was a lack"); song, "Smiles," Miss Cotton Jodrcll; song, "Peg Away," Mr. Hopley; violin 9010, "Addio," Miss Thornvoroft; song, '"My Old Shako," Mr. J. H. Ditchbui-n (encored, "lirown JCyes and Blue Eyes' ) songs, (a) "My Rose." (b) "Old Wessex Lova Song." Miss Charlton (encored) song, "Within your heart," Mr. A. (Irl. (encored); humorous song, Mr. Loui Parry (oneored); quartette, "SimpV Simon," Cathe- dral Gierx Party (encored. "Little Tommy"); violin solo. "Consolation," Miss Thornyoroft (encored); song, "The song that will live for ever." Mr. Charles Hopley (encored) song. "Tlie Throstle" (by request). Miss Charlton (en- cored); song, "Mary of Argyle," Mr. G. Brown (esncorod, "Mary") qua-rtetde, "Darkie's Lul- laby," Cathedral Glee Pitrty (encored, "Fiddie- de-dee"); song, Miss Cotton-J^diell (encored, "Dorothy May"); song. Ailsa Mine," Mr. J. S. Buxton (encored. "I'd nothing etee to do"); duet (humorous). Messrs. Greenwood and Ditch- burn (encored, "The Two Begga-rs"); humorous sketch, "The Old Bachelor," Mr. Loui Parry (encored); "God save the King."
LITTLE BUDWOR1 H BILLIARD MATCH. -The leturu match between teams representirg Little Budworth Recreation Room and Utkinton Recreation Room took place on Friday evening at Utkinton. The Ftkinton men were again victorious, winning the match by no fewer than I, "Y points.
MULD. THE NEW VICAR.—A "Reader" writes — The arrival of the new vicar is being looked forward to with eonsideiabie interest by all classes, and among church[>eop!e there appeirs to be a general de ire that tiie services In the churches should L>e so reformed as to allow of the congregation taking their part in public worship. At present the organ and choir ha\e it all to themselves, and in consequence the congregation appear to be dwindling away until they look like reaching a vanishing point. Move people, more simplicity in music, anti greater a Iherence to the directions of the prayer book are much to be desired.
TATTENHALL. BARBOLR INSiiTLTE.—A members' danoo was he'd on Wednesday evening. The arrangements made by the committee were ex- celicnt. Quite- 130 were prcæaL. MILK DEALERS FliSEU.—At the Liver- pool Police Court, on Wednesday, before Mr. Stewart, Messrs. Cooke Bros., Clayley Hall Faim, Tattenhall, were fined 20s. and costs for allowing riiiik to be contaminated with soap. An ir:spector from the Health Department stated that on Saturday, the 7th inst., he saw a tankard of milk belonging to the defendants at the Central Low Station. Tho tankard had holes in the sides round each of the handles, and these holes had been plastered over with soap to prevent the milk leaking. When the c&n was emptied its sides tasted or soap. It was stated in defence that every precaution was ta reti to keep their tankards thoroughly clean.
ELLESMERE PORT & WHITBY. CHRISTMAS TREAT.—On Friday the day scholars of tho Whitby Mission School had Ill.-ii annual trcttl. During the evening a Clll istn:¡::ia tree was provided, and each child received a present. Tike was nic-oiy decora- ted, and tho p esenite WOI-JI di-„ribated by Father Christinas W tise person oi Mr. William Platt vWhitby IIouso), who was in full cos- tume. An excel leu- wa. was provid'ed, the fol- lowing lades having charge of she arrange- m:-nts: --Too Misses N. and A. Ger:-ard, Mia Jones, Mrs. Donbavand, Mrs. Stan way. Mrs. Eggingtou, Miss E. M. Fogg, Mrs. Wilkinson. Each chiid was .-upplted wrUi an orange and a packct of sweets ix-foro leavng. CHURCH S CLUB.—On Saturday » successful social evening took place at this club. The Rov. H. J. Dawson prusitied and sang "The King's Owa" and "The Motor-car" in good stylo. Mr. J. Phillips, late of Cheater, slK-wed that ho had lost none of his skill as a humourist, and gave a sketch, "Singers and Talk," and th-, songs "Tobermory," "Yarns," "Love Song," "Mary Ann's refused me" and musical imitation*. Every itetu was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. Jones sang "Trio Japanes? Girl," and Major McLean "The BaUymonoy Ccunvor- Mr. Hartley wng "In Old Madrid" and "The Flight of Ages" in good stylo. Pro- fessor Harvey Gibson gave an excellent ren- dcring of Rudyaid Kipling's ballad "Manda- iay." Mr. W. Fogg accompanied. Refresh- ments were prepa.vd by a few ladies. — —
BUCKLEY. CHILDREN S ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wednesday evening an excellent entertainment waa giVln in tho Bret a- National Schools by the c.h.Idit*n attending the day schools. There WiLs a very large attendance of parents and friends. Major Gibson presided, and t.he pro- ceeds of tho poiformanoo go to the schools priae fund. Trie whole of tire arrangements WIL'i'C in too capable hands of Mr. William Davi-es (hoadmaste:) and Miss Bambor (infants' liiiistross), and they weio assisted in their work by the assistant teachers, several of whom acted as accompaniats. The chiidnen proved thcm- selves to haw bocn very carefully a.nd patiently trained, and the whole performance re-fleoterf the highest possible it upon themselves and their teae-hors. The following was -tho pro- gramme:-—Recitation, Wilfrid Lewis; pairt- eong, "The Voyage"; dumb-b?ii Standard IV. boys; song, "Jolly Blacksmiths," Standard V. beys; recitation., "The Sandwich Girls"; action-eong, "Trie Jolly LitJe Pti y" iiowat drili, senior girlie; recitation, "What am I?" Katie Jones; song, "The Cobbler," infants; recitation, "Our Baby," infants; drili, infants; recitation, "Too Little Joiner," infants; song. 'Tis a pleasant autumn morn"; dialogue, "Finding a namo for dolly" sor. "The Tidy Housemaid"; recitation, "The Dunoo"; song, "The Dentists," 12 boys; sketch, "The Photo- graplier," Rowland Hill; ribbon drilL, junior jgiris; recitation, "When I am taU"; song, "Wiion I was a girl"; sketch, The Niggers' song, "Goodnight," tho babies; finale, "God saw tiho King." t
SAUGHALL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES.—On Friday, at tho Saughall School, the prizes and certifi- cates were awarded to tbe successful scholars of the school. The prizes were distributed by Mrs. Duckworth, and were as fo'low:—Pro- ficiency: Standard I., May Pritehard, Norah, I -v -arico; Standaid II., Liiv Jacques, Maggie Sowden Standard III., Eruast Brayno, Doria Cunliffe; Standard IV., Nellie Ciarko, Annie PC Reynolds, Georgo Smith; Standard V., John Ciarke, Mary Dawson; Standard VI., William Orump, Ewart. Stephen; Standard VII., Kittie Mooie, John Smith. Tlie following had not missed an attendanec- throughout the year and received prizes:—John Benson, Arthur Evans, Florcnoo Bithell, Fanny Shepherd, Siesie Nor- ton, Eva Warrington, Arnold Viokers, John Oarke, John Hallows, Edward Shepherd, Geo. Venables, Fred Dentith, Herbert Thornton, Roy Geddes, Mary Dawson, William Marshall, Edw. Lewis, Joseph Ailman, Alfred Pritohard, Geo. Smith, Charlos Clarke, Nellie Clarke, Emily Benson, Annie Reynolds, Myra Ferny hough, Archie Thomas, Leonard Warrington, Richard Hughes, John AUman, George Warrington, Emma Dawson, Doris Cunliffe, George Woodfin, Walter Marshall, William Dentith, Rowe Mer- cer, Richard Hal'ows, Sidney Wrarrington, Pattio Ellis, Maggie Sowden, Elsie Owen, Sam Hughes, Henry Thornton, Fred Bennion, Nellie Thornton, May Pritehard, Mary Hughes, Har- riett E. Thornton, Winnie Bithell, Lottie HaJ- lows, Joseph Smith, Leon Hallows, and John Hughes. Attendance prizes were also awarded to Iledl-ey Hu-nkin, Aubrey Hunkin, W. Crump, Floreaoe Hal'ows, Jane Brayne, Lizzie Sowd?n, Fred Pritohard, Albert Healing, Henry Mar- shall, Ewart Stephen, John Smith, May Brom- ley, Arthur Wiliiams, Harold Brown, James Roberts, William Tunks, George Bennion, Wtn. Venables, Harry Moore, George Dickinson, Herbert Giilham, Eliza Bennion, Fred Moore, Enid Huinkin, Mary Hallows, George Moono, Hariy Warrington, Phyllis Hughes, Ernest 1, Brayne, Edith Formston, Ethel Woods, Wilfred Formston, Edward Robbins, Doris CartmoU, Edward Da wson, Fred Hughes, Norah Clarke, Nellio Benson, Douglas Cunliffe. Thomas Hughes, Lizzie Hughes, Dorothy Hughes, Annie Robbins, Gerald Formston, Frank Moore, Alfred Bravn-e, Elsie Mercer, Maggie Robbins, Rhoda Braym>, Elizabeth Griffiths, Frank Evans, Reginald Bithell and Vera Warrington. Illu- mirta-lod certificates wc-re distributed to 51 ohikLeu who hnd earned them by writing an essay, after listening leoently to a lecture on "Tho Blood and Alcohol." Before leaving for t.ho holidays, the headmaster and Mi's. Duck- worth also presented to each child a Christmas card, an orange, and a packet of sweets. The school will be closed for two weeks' holiday.
'BUSES IN CHESTER. The. Tramwaya Committee recently had under consideration the question of a service of 'buses for the Garden-lane and Hand bridge districts. The Town Clerk's correspondence with Mr. H. H. Aldred was re- ported, and it was resolved that Mr. Aldred be requested to inaugurate a service of 'busss for these districts without further delay, in accordance with the resolution of the Council of the 24th July, 1907. HIMROD'S CURE FOR ASTHMA.—Estab- lished over a quarter of a century.—Prescribed by the Medical 1 acuity throughout the world. It is used as an inhalation, and without any after bad effects. Testimonials of efficacy from the late Lord Beaeonsfh.ld, Miss Emily Faithful Sir Morell Mackenzie and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Trial sample free by post. In tins at 4/3. Briti sh Depot: 46, Ilolborn Viaduct, London; also of Newbery, llarolay, Sanger, Fdwards Mny. Roberts; Butler aiid Crispe; Thompson, Liver- pool; all Wholesale Houses.