Auction 10 tarn* Sales by MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS. Jan. 8-At the Hooton Smithfield-Fat Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Jan. 14-At the Chester Smithfield-Fat Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Jan. 23-At Shotwick Lodge, Saughall, Chester- Farming Stock and Produce By MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON Jan. 14 & 15-At the Auction Mart, Foregate- street—Oriental Carpets, Rugs, &c. Jan. 21, 22, 23 & 24—At "Redcliff," Queen's Park, Chester—Furniture, Pictures, China, &c. Feb. 4-At the Auction lthrt, Foregate-street— Furniture and Effects By MR. HENRY JONES. Jan. 18—At the Blossoms Hot, Chester—Free- hold Property in Chester By MR. WALTER C. JONES. Jan. 24—At the Stag Hotel, Bagillt-Propertles at Bagillt and Greenfield, Flintshire By MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS. January 29 & 30-At the North Wales Repository, Wrexham-Horses Salrs 11V Auction. Important Sale of Valuable Persian, High-olass Turkey. Indian and other Carpets, Rugs and objects of Art, recently landed in Liverpool per e.s. City of Khios, Papayani Line; also a Manufacturer's Stock of Aiminster Carpets and Rugs, at THE, AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. U.L will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUES- DAY and WEDNESDAY, January 14 and 15, 1908, commencing each day at Eleven a.m. punc- tually, the above-mentioned Valuable ORIEN- TAL CARPET'S, RUGS and ART OBJECTS. On view Monday, January 13th, 1903, and Mornings of Sale. Catalogues may be obtained on application to the Auctioneers, Chester. Highly Important and Extensive Sale of Valuable Household Furniture, Ssmi-srrand Pianoforte, Billiard Table and Fittings, richly cut Glass, handsome China Dinner, Dessert and Tea Services, valuable Clocks and Timepieces, Bronzes, a choice collection of &vres, Dresden, Oriental and other China, valuable Water Colour Drawings, by David Cox, Copley Fielding, Linnell, P. de Wint, D. Roberts, W. Huggins, &c, Oil Paintings, by Old Crome, of Norwich, George Morland, S. Lauder, H. Wilkinson, J. Bodding- ton, S. R. Percy, Bancroft, Hayes and other eminent artists Carriages, Harness and Saddlery, Garden Requisites, and other Effects at "REDCLIFF/' QUEEN'S PARK, CHESTER. •m/TESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. IT I have been favoured with instructions from the Exors. of the late Sir Thomas Gibbons Frost, to SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY, January 21st, 1908, and Three Following Days, the above-mentioned valuable FURNITURE and EFFECTS. Catalogues (:3d. each) may be had from Messrs. Churton, Elphick, Roberta & Richardson, Auc- tioneers, Chester. AUCTION HARP, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will hold a Sale of Miscellaneous FURNI- TURE & EFFECTS on TUESDAY, 4th Feb., 1908. THIS DAY (WEDNESDAY), Jan. 8tb, 1908. AT THE HOOTON SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT STOCK, commencing at 1 o'clcck. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction Oilicea Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. TUESDAY NEXT, 14th January, 1908. AT THE CHESTER SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS WIN hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of Fat CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS and CALVES. The Sale commences with Cattle at 11 o'clock, Sheep and Pigs to follow. Calves sold at 1-30 prompt. A grand trade was experienced all round last Tuesday. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction Offices: Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. On THURSDAY, Jan. 23rd, 1908. NOTICE of the Highly-important Sale of the whole of the Live and Dead FARMING STOCK and PRODUCE at SHOTWICK LODGE, SAUGHALL, Chester, by order of the Exor. of the late Jno. Ball, Esq. Catalogues preparing. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, Auctioneers. FREEHOLD PROPERTY in CHESTER. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION by MR. HENRY JONES, F.A.I, at Three o'clock prompt on SATURDAY, 18th January, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester— THIRTEEN FREEHOLD HOUSES AND ONE SHOP, Nos. 29 to 47, Orchard-road and Nos. 65 to G9, Orchard-road, off Tarvin-road, Chester. Exceed- ingly desirable investment. Well let to good tenants. Gross rent 2210. 12s. Particulars from Mr. Henry Jones, Property Auctioneer, 5, Cook-street, Liverpool; and Messrs. Tudor Jones & Jones, Solicitors, 10, Victoria- street, Liverpool. To Close a Trust. BAGILLT AND GREENFIELD, FLINT- SHIRE. NORTH WALES. Highly important Sale of a valuable Freehold Farm, Business Premises, Residential and Cottage Property and Accommodation Land belonging to the Trustees of the late Edward Foulkes and others. MR. WALTER C. JONES has received instructions to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION at the Stag Hotel, Bagillt, on I FRIDAY, the 24th day of January, 1908, at Three o'clock in the afternoon (subject to condi- tions to be then produced and read) the following VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES, viz. :-Highly valuable Accommodation LAND known as "Penybryn Farm," Bagillt, containing 36 acres cr thereabouts, and divided into convenient lots. Valuable Detached RESIDENCE known as "Arkholme," with convenient outbuildings, garden and croft, in the occupation of Mr. Robert Foulkes. Semi-detached HOUSES known as "Castle Villas," in tho occupation of Messrs. Thomas Fonlkes and John Williams, and having 216 feet of a frontage to the main road. Downhill Terrace, comprising the Bagillt POST OFFICE, and 3 COTTAGES adjoining. Two old-established Freehold SHOPS, Bake- house and Premises, situate in the centre of Bagillt, and in the occupation of Messrs. R. and T. Foulkes. Five Freehold COTTAGES, with gardens attached, situate at Station-road, Bagillt. Freehold Lock-up SHOP, situate at Greenfield, in the occupation of Messrs. R. and T. Foulkes. Several pieces of Accommodation Land and Cottage Property. For further particulars and plans, apply to Messrs. Gill, Archer, Maples & Dun, Solicitors, 14, Cook-atreet, Liverpool; Messrs. Hughes and Hughes, Solicitors, Flint; or to the Auctioneer, at his Offices, 31, High-street, Holywell. 30 GUINEAS PRIZES. 650 HORSES. OPENING SALES FOR 1908. NORTH WALES REPOSITORY, WREXHAM. FRANK LLOYD & SONS invite ENTRIES for JANUARY 29th-LIGHT HORSES of All Classes. JANUARY 30th—Heavy, Lurry and Young HORSES. Eater at once for best positions. < Entries Finally Close January 20th. o be ItV T,1ST OF RESIDENCES, IS3UED MONTHLY, SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS. EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. TO BE LET, No. 16, WALPOLE-STREET immediate possession. Rent £ 30 per annum. Apply Cunnah & Roberts, Auctioneers, Chester. SCPEIUOH BED and SITTING-ROOMS TO S LET, in Queen's Park; piano, bath (h. and c.); attendance and good cooking-.—Ad<Irc.ss H 56, "Courant" Office. LAND TO LET.—Mollington, Two Fields excellent Land, containing 10 acres 6 -Apply to Frederick Stoner. 29, Beaufort-street, Liverpool. APARTMENTS.—Sitting and Two Bed- rooms, suit two or more gentlemen; quiet and central, terms moderate.—Address G 37, "Courant" Office. APARTMENTS TO LET; north end, best A position five minutes' walk from Cross. Moderate terms. Address Q 40, "Courant" Office, Chester. PRIVATE BOARD-IIESIDENCE, for ladies or gentlemen most pleasant, central position, piano, bath, telephone, cycle accom- modation. Inclusive terms 21s. gentlemen, ladies 18s.—Address G 38, "Oourant." Office. ROSSETT.—BURTON COTTAGE; 2 enter- taining rooms, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchens, spacious garden, outbuildings, lawn, paddock. Immediate possession. — Terms, Owens, Rossett. ST. ASAPH. NORTH WALES.—TO BE LET, that Charming VILLA RESIDENCE, SUNN YSIDE," standing in itsown picturesque grounds, with extensive mountain and sea views, within the minutes' walk of railway st%t .on, post office, and cathedral. House contains two recep- tion-rooms, smoke-room, eight bedrooms, bath- room, kitchens, &c.; water and gas and all other modern conveniences good walled-in kitchen and flower gardens and conservatory and outbuilding. Two good salmon and trout rivers within 15 minutes' walk. Rent £ 60. — Apply to Charles Mansbridge, St. Asaph. 1187 Wo be oIb. FOR SALE, a WOODEN ERECTION, 6ft. by 12ft. by 7ft. high, in sections.—Address C 69, "Courant" Office. PIANO, good strong iron frame, walnut case, good tone good as new. Price £ 15.— Address E 78, "Courant" Office. SPAR GRAVEL, CHIPPINGS, Macadam, Limestone, &c., for Drives and Walks. Buxton and Welsh LIMES. SLEEPERS for all purposes. Quotations to any station.—Robt. W. Killon, A1 Coal Exchange, Chester. Telephone 70. S T A IRS .-Newels, Balusters, Handrails, Picture, Rail and other Mouldings, English Doors and Windows; compete with foreign. Builders send trade card for illustrated list of all kinds of Wood work.-Jennings & Co., 343, Penny- well-road, Bristol. 1156 /^OAL, COKE and CARTING BUSINESS, growing neighbourhood, established five years; Horse, Lurry, Office, etc. Trade 1,000 j tons per annum. E186 every th in g. P 33, "Courant" Office. T^OR QUICK DISPOSAL, CAFE, Cooked Meats, Milk, Bread, etc., doing good trade. Accommodation to srat 50 persons; handsomely fittcd throughout Growing neigh- bourhood. Rent J555. £ 140 everything.— Address A 58, Courant" Office. GROCERY AND PROVISIONS.—TO BE SOLD, as a Going Concern, in whole or in part, a good Grocery and Provision BUSINESS, comprised of three shops in Hoylake and West Kirby districts.—Full particulars on application to Lonsdalo & Marsh, Chartered Accountants, 26. North John-street, Liverpool. OIL CABINET, to hold 50 Gallons. Complete with Brass Pump, Gauge and Hose. Vessels can be filled rapidly. The Cabinet is dust-proof, and owing to its double lid entirely free from smell. Enamelled red, and attractive in appearance. Cash price, f2. 78. 6d. Cheaper makes also supplied. J. E. BRASSEY & SON, LTD., Chester. ESTABLISHED 1832. TEL. No. 258. 1ART and LURRY TARPAULINS, \J LONG and LOIN CLOTHS for Horses, COAL and CORN SACKS, equal in price and buality to any in the kingdom. Ladders, Blocks, Pulleys, Rope of all sizes. TENTS suitable for all purposes, Decorations if required. Prompt atten- tion to enquiries either for Sale or Hire of above.— Apply DA VIES & SONS, Crane-st., Victoria- road, and 4, Coal Exchange, Chester. QTEAM ENGINES AND BOfLERS, k) SAW BENCHES, ETC. ELECTRIC MOTORS supplied, and con- nected to existing or new machinery, etc. REPAIRS to every description of Steano, Gas and Oil Engines, Motor Cars, etc. SHAFTING, PULLEYS, etc., kept in stock. LANCELEYS, ENGINEERS, CHESTER. UStotetf. CHESHIRE WOMEN WANTED, between C the age of 23 and 40, to Train as VILLAGE NURSES. Free training given to suitable can- didates. Apply County Superintendent, 176, Nantwich-road, Crewe. ENGAGEMENT REQUIRED AS DAILY GOVERNESS to young children, in or near Chester Address X 47, "Courant" Office. PLAIN COOK WANTED for first-rate school for girls; country six servants.—Wages, and full particulars, to Hodgson, Croft School, Betley, Staffs. 1186 WANTED, immediately, for small mixed and dairy farm in Cheshire, strong, tall TEAMSMAN age about 25 live in; help to milk. Addre3s B 256, Birchall's Advertising Offices, Liverpool. 1193 ANTED, a strong, capable Woman as PLAIN COOK.—Mrs. Cathcart Smith, Guilden Sutton, near Chester. WANTED, a small Furnished HOUSE, in suburb of Chester (detached preferred), for March.—Address F 40, "Courant" Office. WANTED, a strong YOUTH, age about 16 years, able to milk and assist in smithy.— Apply Joseph Dean, Lea Smithy, Mollington. WANTED, a GENERAL for Farmhouse W after Christmas, another Servant kept. Good wages given.—Apply Mrs. Wright, Church House, Alvanley, Helsby. Vy ANTED, YOUNG MAN, over 20; to live ™ in; little milking. Good wages for steady man with character.—Williamson, MoUington Brewery. ANTED, a good, reliable GENERAL, with a knowledge of cooking. State wages, etc.—Apply Madame Sheringdan, Voryd Rhyl. WANTED, to Purchase or Rent, COTTAGE, If IF about 2 acres Land, few miles from Chester by rail; on elevated position. Possession March.—Address D 61, "Courant" Office. WANTED, GARDENER, single-handed, v v experienced all branches; one who has been second or th;rd in large plaees might suit; married must have first-rate character. Wages £1 and cottage.—Address H 53, "Courant" Office. WANTED, Lady or Gentleman who require permanent BED and SITTING-ROOM, well furnished, bath, etc. good cooking and attendance. No other lodgere.—Addrees C 70, "Courant" Office. MRS. KEARLE, 2, Market-street, Chester, gives the best price for Ladies', Gentle- men's, and Children's CAST-OFF CLOTHING and BOOTS. On receipt of letter or postcard ladies and gentlemen waited upon at own resi- dences distance no object, town or country. Prompt cash payments. 1192 AB.C. GUIDE TO STOCK EXCHANGE^ « —3907 Edition (27th). Tho simplest and best Guide to every description of Stock Exchange transactions. How to open an account with small capital. Contains highest and lowest sales for last 15 years. Gratis and Post Free from Pub- lishers.-FRDBORN, FRANKLIN & Co., 12 Bauk. street. Roval Exchange, Manchester. f>rros, hotels, $ct. QRAIGSIDE HYDRO, LLANDUDNO ACCOMMODATION FOR 200 VISITORS. FOUR TENNIS COURTS AND TWO COVERED COURTS. TURKISH AND SEA WATER BATHS. Telephone, Llandudno, No. 4. R. E MUNRO, Manager. FINEST HEALTH RESORT IN NORTH WALKS. RHOS ABBEY IIOTEL, COLWYN BAY. Facing the Sea. Pure, bracing air. Charming scenery. Elegant apartments. Every home com fort. High-class Cuisine. 'Bus meets principal trains. Excellent Golf Links by the sea within half a mile. Exclusive sea fishing in weir facing hotel. Motor Garage. Charming Grounds, etc.— Apply F. C. MEIER, Proprietor (late of Windsor Hotel, Glasgow). Telephone, 0198 Colwyn Bay. "YE OLD CRYPTE" BLEND OF PURE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY. THE FINEST VALUE PROCURABLE. 21/- per Gallon 1 42/- Doz Bottles I per Cent. 3/6 „ Bottle J for Cash. Quellyn ROBERTS & Co., THE OLD CRYPT, WATERGATTC-ST., CHESTER. ISAAC WILLIAMS & SON, REGISTERED PLUMBERS, GLAZIERS & GAS FITTERS, CUPPIN STREET, CHESTER. Plumbers' Brasswork of all descriptions; Patent Water Closets, Lavatories, Baths, tc. Glass of all qualities and patterns kept in Stock. CHESTER STEAM LAUNDRY, VICTORIA ROAD (OL'J:JE BY T3S NORTH-3ATB STATION). All the arrangements are on the most approved modern aystom for Washing, Ironing, Drying, Packing, &c., and the management most efficient. W. H. LIPdHAM, Secretary & General Manager. (Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd.) TELEPHONE No. 411. Inspection is specially invited on any day excepting Mondays and Saturdays. fWE 0/» ig% sun FSJAFAF FIRE OFFICE. Ot The Oldest Insurance Office \otO FUNDS IN HAND, £ 2,545,328. Insurances effected against the following risks :— FIRE. WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION PERSONAL AND ACCIDENT, EMPLOYERS' SICKNESS AND LIABILITY, DISEASE, INCLUDING TWENTY ACCIDENTS TO GUARANTEE, DOMESTIC BURGLARY. SERVANTS. LOCAL AGENTS:— CHESTER Messrs. CHEERS & HOPLEY, 6, Northgate-street. » Messrs. W. DENSON & SON, Northgate. MAUAS Mr. THOMAS MULLOCK, Cuddington Heath. ELLESMERE PORT Mr. R. B. BLAYNEY.
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Jan. 8, dfc.—"Babes in the Wood" at Royally Theatre. 11 8.- Wirral Guardians. 11 9.-Citester Cattle Fair. 11 9.—Hau-arden Petty Bess-ions. „ 10.-Flintshire Education Committee. 10.-Fl-intshire County Council. 13.-Mold Petty Sessions.
EDUCATION EXTRAVAGANCE. Mr. R. T. Richardson should earn the thanks of every true economist in the county by the stand he has made at the Cheshire Education Committee against the proposed reduction and eventual abolition of supplementary teachers. It is the fixed policy of Dr. Hodgson and his colleagues in extravagance to reduce the supple- mentary teachers gradually to the point of extinction. The case against this class of public instructors is based on their lack of efficiency. Efficiency is a good word, as Lord Rosebery and other public men could vouch, but it can be carried to extremes. The supplementary teachers, although not in possession of the certificates of full-fledged teachers, perform a useful work if only in looking after the very young children whom careless parents send to school before their proper age. For our part we never could understand why the schools of the country should be crowded with these toddling youngsters, when school places often are urgently required for older scholars. The law does not compel a parent to send his children to school until the age of five years is reached. Many children are taken into school much under that age, some of them almost as soon as they have emerged from the cradle stage, but that is no reason why the ratepayers should be compelled to pay for the education of these inarticulate mites of humanity, to pretend to teach whom is a farce. A schoolroom filled with infants of three and four years of age is no better than a nursery, and parents should be refused admission to school for their off- spring until the regulation school age is reached. It is, of course, easy to understand why in some quarters the admission of very little children is encouraged, seeing that it all tends to crowd the 'existing Voluntary schools, and to justify the cry for more Council schools at the expense of the rates. Were these helpless infants eliminated from many so-called overcrowded schools at the present moment, there would be no case of overcrowding at all. Seeing that it is hopeless, in the present state of public opinion, to keep the toddling infants out of school, the supplementary teachers are of great service in attending to them, and thus saving the higher salaries of better qualified teachers. Mr. Richardson points out that the employment of supplementary teachers means a saving to the county of £ 4,500 a year, which is equal to a halfpenny rate, But what care the party of extravagance for a paltry half-penny rate ? Mr. Richardson was able at Monday's meeting to point out that in other counties the number of supple- mentary teachers is increasing every year. Why, therefore, should Cheshire be the one eccentric authority to dismiss this econo- mical form of labour in the schools ? The Director of Education, when questioned, had to admit that he kuew of no county in England where the supplementary teacher had been abolished. Unfortunately Mr. Richardson did not receive a sufficient backing in the Committee to carry his pro- position, that the Director of Education should be instructed to ascertain the practice of other counties with regard to supplementary teachers, but the discussion will not be lost upon an observant public, now awake to the many forms of extra- vagance which our county educationists desire to inflict upon a long suffering community.
The recent contest in tho Chefll-cr Caetlc Division evidently has brought Dr. Hodgson and his allies to a more (;.haoten(,1 frame of mind, for they have dropped the idea of forcing a new and unnccoseary school upon the Inee district, in defiance of the wiah-ea of the rate- payers. The local ratepayers, therefore, may congratulate themselves upon the plucky fight thoy have made against the powers of extrava- gance. But for the vigorous protect from the inhabitants of the district, there is no doubt a new and costly school would have been inflicted upon those innocent ratepayers, without adding one iota to the efficiency of the education pro- vided. We trust that other districts in the county similarly threatened by the Education Committee will take heart of grace from the victory of Ince, and will resist to the uttermost the coercion of those councillors who are in- fecuxl with tho mania for superfluous school building
It is a strange commentary on our vaunted national prosperity under Free Trade that, a circular letter is going tho rounds of the district councils of the country, from the Tottenham Council, asking that the question of the unem- ployed shall be made a national matter, and urging the Government to take act ion. If the trade of the country is in the prosperous &tate represented by Cobdenite speakers and writers, why should it be necee.sarry for the Government to open relief works for the benefit of the army of unemployed?
4 The villagers of Upton have been placed in an enviable position by tho completion of a reading room, rifle range and institute, owing to the liberality of Mr. John M. Frost and other generous residents. The Duke of Westminster, who waa good enough to motor over from Eaton in order to perform the opening ceremony, with the Countees Grosvenor, referred to rifle ranges as a good investment for the country. It is much to bo feared that the public already are beginning to forget the bitter lemons of the South African war. When raw recruits were sent out to South Africa, scarcely able to tell tho businesw end of a rifle, the stay-at-home public were loud in their advocacy of the teaching of marksmanship. A few years have parsed, and to-day the art of shooting is nearly as much neglected as before. A rifle range is an excellent attraction to village life, and we have no doubt, if there were more of them in our midst, they would heJp to keep tho rural population in the country districts.
Dr. Hodgson apparently is very sore, because in the recent batch of new county magistrates his name does; not appear. Our Radical con temporary has laboured the point to the extent of a quarter of a column, and once more repeat, the little courtesy which Colonel Dixon, as Chairman of the County Council, paid the other day to Dr. Hodgson's public work. The inex plimble part of the business to us is that Dr Hodgson, who sneers at Quarter Sessions, should be in such a desperate hurry to be qualified to sit on the Bench at that tribunal. His attitude resembles that of many distinguished Radical commoners, who jibe continually at the House of Lords, yet themselves are the first in the wild ecramble for a seat in tho Upper Chamber, when a Radical Administration is in power. t
An Act of great public advantage, one which originated with tho Unionist Government, and duo mainly to the persistence of the Unionist member for Sheffield, Sir Howard Vincent, camo into operation on the let January. It will bo useful to many owners of email estates, because it gets over the difficulty of finding a trustee for one's property. The Public Trustee Act, 1906, establishes a public trustee whom anybody can have as trustee, an official who never dies, and whose guarantee is the British Government, with its funds. The Public Trustee may act in tho administration of estates of smaii value; as a custodian trustee (that is, take charge of securities); an an ordinary trustee, or be appointed by the court a judicial trustee. He can act as a solo trustee, or jointly with other trustees, but ho may not, except for a short time, carry on a trading business for an estate. Any persons may appoint the Public Trustee, by their will or settlements, either to be the sole trustee or one of the trustees, and. if desired, he may be appointed an additional or new trustee in any matter, by the person able to make the appointment, as if the Public Trustee were a private trustee. Where the Public Trustee is appointed by anyone to be hit trustee, the latter may empioy the family solicitor, so that there need not be any change of f.-olicitors, if the person appointing docs not wish. Power of having accounts kept and audited is given by this Act, so that everj beneficiary can at once tell or see how the estate stands. The Lord Chancellor has drawn up short rules, the fees are small, and the fact that the Trustee never dies, and eo tho cost of transferring securities, etc., is avoided, is a great saving to truste. The Public Trustee is Mr. C. J. Stewart, 314, Clements Inn, W.C. London, who will answer any inquiries. t.
The letter which we publish to-d.av over the signature of "Ratepayer," on the subject of the Orewe Hoenaing appeal, givec; expression to a veiy wkjeepread feeding in the county regard- ing tho expense to which the ratepayers are boing put for tho OrCiwo Justices' costs. No doubt the point will be raised at blik, next merit- ing of the Standing Joint Committee. Our correspondent recalls what happened at Bir- kenhead a few years ago undor somewhat similar cireumsitanoes. The Town Council of tho borough objected to th payment of the Magis- trates' costs, and an a result of a High Court action, the Justices who took part in the pro- ceedings had to pay the vrlioU; of the costs. If the Cheshire Standing Joint Committee would adopt a like attitude towards the Crewe Jus- tices who have adjudicated upon. this case, and mako them personally pay the costs, it would teauh them a lesson.
DEATH OF A FAMOUS SCULLER.— Edward Hanlon, the well-known sculler, who was for several years champion sculler of the world, died at Ottawa on Saturday morning. He was in his 53rd year.
LOCAL NEWS. ■A Lord and Lady Delamere have left for Vale Royal, Cheshire. Sir Gilbert and Lady Greenall have arrived in town and arc staying at Claridge's Hotel. Sir Joseph Verdin, Bart., is one of the founders of a new habitation of the Primrose League for Weobley, North Herefordshire. The Princess of Pies?, who is on a visit to Eaton, witnessed a performance of the pantomime at the Royalty Theatre, Chester, on Saturday evening. Mr. Philip Yorke, of Erddig, near Wrexham, has added Old Hall Farm, Marchwiel, to his estate, the purchase price, it is stated, being £ 10,000. The Hon. Lettice Legh, eldest daughter of Lord Newton, of Lyme Hall, is engaged to Mr. John Egerton Warburton, an officer in the Army and a scion of a very old Cheshire family.—"Manchester Courier." Sir Percy Girouard, High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria, and formerly of the head- quarters military staff at Chester, has left Znn- gern to travel overland to Bodeggi, where he will meet the Emir of Bida, who will cut the first sod of the site of the new railway station. Sir Percy sails from Lagos on the 21st inst. for England. TRINITY COLLEGE SUCCESSES.—At the local examination in musical knowledge, held by Trinity College of Music, London, in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, on the 14th December, the following candidates were successful:—Junior honours: Elizabeth Whittingham (full marks), and Clarissa Price (Miss Hare, Nantwich Ladies' College), Jessie M. Hardie, and M. Ellen Snail- ham (Mr. T. Pate). Preparatory division: Reginald W. Jones, Ida M. Guilding, and Wini- frede M. Watson (Miss May Barker, Hoole), Harold Lee, Winefride E. Spam, J. Marjorie Hewitt, and Louie Powell (Mr. T. Pate). MR& YERBURGH S HEALTH.—We re- grot to hoar that Mrs. Robert Yerburgh is 18..id up at Woodfold Park, Blackbum, with bron- chitis. She had a bad attack of influenza in London, and while travelling to Woodfold for Ohrisfcm-as she. took fresh cold, which has ùe- veloped into tho illness from which sho is now suffering. This prevented Mr. Yerburgh from attending tho Chester Infirmary Ball Last (Tuosday) evening, according to intention, but he hopes to be able to ait-card the Women's Unionist meeting on the 13th inst. Latest re- ports of Mrs. Yerbmgh's conditiotii are quite favourable. Her unfortunate illness will pre-, vent, Mrs. Yerburgh from attending any func- tions in Chester this spring, as both she a.nd Mr. Yerburgh will be obliged to go abroad in March, if not earlier. Many happy returns to the Bishop of Chester, who celebrated his 63rd birthday on New Year's Day. In consequence of the sudden death of her father from pneumonia, Mrs. Holdsworth's dance at Garden Park, arranged for January 8. will not take place. Lord and Lady Hugh Grosvenor, who spent the first part. of the holidays in England, have now gone over to Ireland to join Lord and Lady Erne's New Year party at Crom Castle. Wo understand that Mr. J. H. Darby, managing director of the Brymbo Steel Workr,, and one of the chief captains of indus- try in East Denbighshire, is leaving the dis- trict. The works at Brymbo are, we aro in- formed, to continue as heretofore. The estate of Mrs. Lucy Constance Stanhope, of Revcsby Abbey, Boston, widow of Mr. Edward Stanhope, Minister of War in one of Lord Salisbury's Ministries, and youngest daughter of the lato Rev. Thomas Egerton, rector of Myddle, Salop, has been entered for probate at £ 37,047. A marriage has been arranged between George Chichester, eon of the late Sir Arthur Chichester, Bart., of Youlstori, North Devon, and Essex Mary, daughter of the late Colonel Hugh Hibbert, of Broadgate, Barnstaple, formerly of the Royal Fusiliers, and of Birtlcs Hall, Cheshire. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a donation of Pl. 10s.. collected from persons skating at Mollington Hall by permission of T. Gibbons Frost, Esq., also a donation of £ 13. 15s., being the amount of collection at Tarporley being the amount of collection at Tarporley Church, per Rev. W. O. Hughes, in aid of the Institution. A marriage has been arranged and will shortly take placo between Lieut.-Colonel Henry Lockhart Smith, D.S.O., Commanding 1st Bat.talion East Surrey Regiment, eldeet "on of Henry Smith, Esq., of Ellingham Hall, Norfolk, and Edith Claribcl, youngest daughter of the late John Read Tomlin, Esq., of Stoke Field, Notts,, and of Mrs. Tomlin, of Estyn, Chester. APPOINTMENT FOR MR. CHARLES WRIGHT.—Mr. Charles Wright, Police Court missionary for Chester and district, has been appointed probation officer for Flint, under the Probationer Offenders Act. ST. PAUL'S SUNDAY SCHOOLS-The exhibition of waxworks and the theatrical enter- tainment which were to have taken place on January 11, in the Campbell Memorial Hall, Bougliton, in aid of St. Paul's Sunday schools, have been indefinitely postponed. ECCLESIASTICAL.—On Monday the Bishop of Chester collated the Rev. A. E. Simpson, B.D., to the church and benefice of St. Mary's, Liscard, and instituted the Rev. H. Gardner, B.A., to the church and benefice of Buglawton, near Congleton. His lordship licensed the Rev. A. C., Moore,M. A., to the assistant curacy of St Mary's Stockport. NEW CHESHIRE HEAD MASTER.-On Friday the governors of the Witton Grammar School, Northwich, appointed Mr. Frank C. Weedon, of 3, Norham-road, Oxford, as head- master, at C350 per annum, and house. There were over 100 applicants from all parts of the country. Mr. Weedon succeeds the late Mr. Russell Wright and the late Rev. A. Whitley. The school is of remarkably old foundation, one of the oldest in the kingdom. YOUNG OFFICER'S SUDDEN DEATH A painful sensation was caused in Mid-Cheshire on Sunday by the sudden death of Mr. John R. Davies, who was recently gazetted to the 60th Rifles. He was the eldest son of Mr. George R. Davies, a Liverpool merchant, and a well-known member of the Cheshire Hunt, of Forest Hill, Hartford, Northwich. Deceased, who was a young man of 22, was shooting on Saturday, and was quite well, though somewhat fatigued. On Sunday morning he was tound dead by the side of his bed by the footman employed by his father. Heart failure is assigned as the cause of death. An inquest wiil not be necessary. THE INFIRMARY BALL.—The Mayor of Chester begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the further following donations to the Infirmary Ball Fund:—Mrs. Richardson Moes, El. la. Mrs. Meredith, El. Is. Mrs. Edgar Dennis, B2. 2s. Mrs. T. M. Lockwoed, El. le. Lady Arthur Grosvenor, £ 1. is. Mies Richardson, Ll. Is. Mrs. Wick ham, JBI. Is.; Mrs. Hubert Potts, JBl. is. Mrs. Charles Threlfall,. £ 2. 2s. Mrs. Sheriff Roberts, £1. is. Mrs. Reginald Potts, Cl. Is. Mrs. Shute, £1. Is. Mrs. E. Gardner, £ 1. Is. Mrs. F. B. Summers, £1. Is. MEMORIAL OF MR. GLADSTONE.— There has juet been placed in Christ Church, Newark, an interesting memento of the con- nection of the late Mr. W. E. Gladstone with this ancient borough. It is a brass plate, originally fixed to tlhe- old organ in the gallery, given by Mr. Gladstone, w'hich was removed when the chuich was restored in 1880, and a new organ was installed. Tho plate has now been replaced, and is affixed to the new organ. It bears the following inscription:—"Pre- sented to Christ Church, Newark, by W. E. Gladstone, M.P., November, 1839." NORTH WALES CIRCUIT.—Mr. Justice Bray has fixed the following commission days for the Winter Assizes on the North Wales Oircuit :Velhpool, Saturday, January 11; Dolgelley, Wednesday, January 15; Carnarvon, Thursday, January 16; Beaumaris, Monday, January 20; Ruthin, Wednesday, January 22 Mold, Monday, January 27. At the conclusion of the business at Mold the Judge will come hack to London, and will return to Chester on Saturday, March 7, and to Cardiff on Satur- day, March 14, for the second part of the circuit, when he will be accompanied by Mr. Justice A. T. Lawrence. IRRECLAIMABLE CRIMINALS.— There were seventeen prisoners for trial at the Che-shire Quarter Sessions at Knutsford on Wednesday, against ten at the correspond- ing a year ago. In one case Patrick and James Casey were charged with shop- breaking at Dukinfield. They had bad re- cords, and in nearly every instance had been convicted together.—The Chairman, Mr. Yates, said they seemed to be as bad as one another and irreolaimable.-Each was sent- enced to five years' penal servitude. EXHIBITION OF PICTURES.-It will be seen from an advertisement in our issue to day that an interesting exhibition of pictures is announced at Messrs. Phillipson and Golder's, from the 13th to the 18th January. The artists whose works are on view are Mr. W. Riddell and Miss Turner. Mr. Riddell has been staying during the past summer as the guest of Mrs Park-Yates at Ince Hall, and some of the subjects presented on the canvas are of Ince Hall, the gardens, the Mersey, etc. Miss Turner, whose pictures are also included in the exhibition, is a daughter of Canon Turner, lato of Aldford, and has had the honour of shewing her pictures of horees to the King and Queen. The German Emperor recently saw two of Miss Turner's pictures, and having admired them, "recognised a great deal of talent" in them. RAILWAY SMASH AT CREWE. -A serious railway collision occurred at Crewe Station on Saturday. A heavily-laden goods train for the north was standing in one of the bays when the Manchester newspaper express, bound for London, crashed into it with terrific force. The express was travelling at a high rate of speed, and was not due to stop until it reached the other end of thi> station, a quarter of a mile away. The impact of the collision was very severe, six or seven coaches of the goods train being thrown off the line. The guards van was crushed to pieces, and eight or nine wagons were jammed together so tightly that they had to be lifted before they could be placed in position again. There were not many passengers on the Manchester train, but several complained of having been shaken. Prior to the collision the guard of the goods train had left his van to speak to the driver, otherwise he would have been instantly killed, as his van was almost reduced to matchwood. The rolling stock was much damaged. CHESTER SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND.- On Thursday evening about 50 blind people from Chester and the neighbourhood, and their guides, enjoyed a tea and concert, organised by the ladies of the Executive Committee of the Home Teaching Society for the blind in Chester, which was held in St. Peter's School- room. The society doca a great deal of beneficial work among the afflicted people of the district, and those who monage its affaire are anxious that it should be better known and more widely supported. The tea was kindly given by Mr. Morden Rigg, of Newton Cottage, and an excellent programme was provided by the follow- ing ladies and gentlemen, who kindly gave their services :—The Rev. H. and Miss Grantham, the Misses Atcherley, the Rev. A. Baxter, Mr. W. H. Hallmark, Mrs. Simon, Mrs. Atherton, Miss Duckworth, Mitss Harris, Mr. Seorrah (Aldford), Mr. Thomas Evans and Mies E. Davies, the three latter being blind. A number of boys from Christ Church rendered carols. The Archdeacon of Chester, the Rev. A. H. Waller and Mr. H. Heywood (Christloton) also agisted. The blind inmates of the Chester Union wero able to participate in the enjoyment, through the kind- necs of Mrs. Mac fie (Hunter-street), who takca great interest in their welfare. The proceedings terminated with the singing- of the National Anthem. WREXHAM INFIRMARY CONCERT .-The elite of Wrexham and neighbourhood shewed their appreciation of a gecd cause and good music by filling the pretty little hall of the Im- perial Hotel on Saturday afternoon, when Miss Amethe Leadbefctcr gave a violin recital. It is needless to say how magnificently this young; violinist played, and the opinions of tho Lon- don Press, that sho is one of the best,, were fully verified by her rendering of tho Mendel- ssohn Concerto, which was a. most finished pcr- formance, the piano part boting admirably played by Dr. da Ounha, who later on proved himself a true artuet by the manner ho played Chopin's Pelonaieo Op. 52. Miss E. Wynne Jones's beautiful contralto voice was shewn to good effect in Tosti's "Good-byo," while Mr. Bamber's eong, "0 Vision EntriLncing," by Goring Thomas, was worthy of all praise. In fact the concert was a feast of good t11ings, and a crowded audience testified to tihei worth of the occasion. At the conclusion Sir Rob crt, Egorton, on behalf of the Infirmary Commit- tee, presented Miss Amethe lkadbett-or with a colossal bouquet of lovely flowers as a mark of their appro ci at i<wi of her efforts for the In- firmary funds. CHESTER ANNUAL VOLUNTEER BALL, 1906.—The hors, secretary begs to acknowledge with thanks the following donations:—His Grace the Duko of Westminster, jBlO; the Sheriff of Chester, :Cl. Is.; Mrs. George Chur- t,or. JS1. Is.; Mrs. A. Hamilton, £ 1. la. Hon. Mrs. Cocil Parker, £ 1. Is. Mra. Alfred Mond, E2. 2s. Mrs. John Rogers, El. Is. Mrs. H. F. Brown, £ 1. Is. Mrs. William Rogers, £1 Ig.; Mrs. Rogerson, £ 1. Is.; Mrs. Adair, £ 1 Is. Mis. Park-Yates, £ 2; Mrs. Konney Tyrcr, J61. Is.; Mis. Douglas Dohi,, 1. ls. MN. Pit- cairn-Campbell, Ll. Is. Mm. Wehby, JB1. Is. MIS. J. G. Frost, £ 1. Is. Mrs. FitzGerald, £ 1 lp. Mrs. Wolley-Dod, £ 1; Mis. Francis Barn- ston, JSl. lq. Mrs. George fltylls, JE1. Is. Mrs. Anthony Dodd, £ 1. Is. Miss Comber, El; Mrs. Oliell, £ 1. Is. MrR. Edgar Denni. JB2. 2s.; Mrs. R. Shand, £ 1. Is. Mrs. T. Gib- bons Frost, El. Ig. Miss Gamon, £ 1. IR. Mrs. Svy-etecrham, JB1; Mrs. Charles Hobbs, El. Is.; Mrs. Charles Gamon, JB1. Is. Mrs. Richardson MOPS, £1. Is. Mrs. Charles Threlfa'il, E2. 2s. Mrs. Crosland Taylor, £ 1; Miss Kelsall, £ 1 la.; Mrs. T. H. Dixon, £1. h; Mrs. Walcott Shand, £ 1. Is. Mrs. B. C. Roberts, Ll. le. Mrs. Darby, El. Is.; Mrs. Ash worth, E 1. Is.; Mrs. Meredith, El; Miss Richardson, JB1 Is. THEATRICALS AT LYME HALL.—A large room in the historic Lvme Hall, the Cheshire residence of Lord and Lady Newton, has been transformed into a small theatre, and perform- ances, largely attended, were given there on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The first piece was A Moss Rose Rent," a musical play in one act by Messrs. A. Law and A. Caldecott. The characters were Sir Plumley Partridge, Mr. T. Comyn Piatt; Georgina Goldthorpe (his ward), the Hon. Phyllis Legli Mr. Tom Birkett in love with Georgina), the Hon. Piers Legh Wisdom Pinfold (a gypsy). Mr. Charles Thornton Laberina, Miss Mary Troubridge; Sunny (her brother), Miss Chatty Troubridge. Scene: A gypsy encampment. The second portion of the programme consisted of A Privy Council," a comedy in one act. by Major W. P. Drury fwd Richard Pryce. The characters were admirably sustained as follows: Samuel Pepys. F.R.S. (Secretary of the Admiralty), Colonel Bromley- Davenport, D.S.O. Sir Chris. Mingo (Vice- Admiral of the White). Sir Harry Mainwaring, Bart. Sir William Killigrew (of the Maritime Regiment of Foot), Mr. T. Comyn Piatt Mrs. Pepys. Miss Helen Troubridge Mercer (her maid and kinswoman), Hon. Lettiee Legh Mary (a chambermaid), the Hon. Hilda Legh Mrs. Knipp (of the King's Playhouse), Lady Newton. Scene: Diningroom of Mr. Pepys' house in Seething-lane, Crutched Friars; period, about 1665.
MALPAS. CHAPEL BOILER BURSTS. A stoker named William Allman, Malpas, was severely in- jured on Saturday evening by the bursting cf a boiler used in heating the Congregational church at Malpas. He was alone when the explosion, which was due to the frost, occurred, and lay un- conscious for twenty minutes. When in a semi- conscious state he managed to crawl into the street, and medical aid was smnnioned. His body and face are badly scalded, and he was suffering from shock.
QUEEN'S FERRY. I UNIONIST DEMONSTRATION.—Weunder- stand that a big Unionist demonstration and public meeting is being promoted by the Queen's Ferry Polling District) Conservative Committee, and will take place in Shotton Schools on Wed- nesday, January loth at half-past seven. The chair will be taken by Mr. E. S. Taylor, and the meeting will be addressed by the Unionist candi- date for the county cf Flint, whoso gallant fight for the seat at the last general election will be remembered. Mr. Harold Edwards will be supported by Mr. Frank Hurlbutt, the ener- fetie chairman of the Queen's Ferry Polling )istrict Committee; by Mr. T. H. Bottomley, the favourite speaker in all Lancashire audiences; and by Mr. J. Fletcher, late candidate for the Rossendale Division of Lancashire. A reply will, no doubt, be forthcoming to recent Radical and Socialist demonstrationa.
1 THE CHESHIRE BEAGLES. On Thursday, the 26th, the members of th'a hunt held their annual Boxing Day fixture at Broxton, where Mr. Austin Carr hospitably entertained everybody. There was a large field present, some of whom were Mr. Percy Roberta (master), Messrs. R. Parry and H. B. Rowley (whippers-in), Mr. G. Stuart, Mr. E. Ould, Miss D. Birch, Mr. E. Darby, Miss M. Morris, Miss Mabel Dickson, Mr. Eric Dickson, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Austen Carr, Mr. E. C. Kendall, Mr. G. Cowie, Mrs. Rimmer, Mr. J. Bower, Messrs. William and Guy Cowie, the Misses Cowie, Mr. and Mra Bird, Mr. R. Brassey, the Miseea Brastsey, Messrs. H. and E. Dickson, the Misses Dickeon, Mr. E. H. Cruttenden, Misa. Graham, Mr. and Miss Ockleston, Mr. T. Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. George Bonnalie, Mr. R. Brierley, Mr. F. S. Bate, Mr. Ed. Comerford., Mr. Neville Johnson, etc. A hare was found upon the Oid Moss, and went up the hill inta the woods below Raw Head, but soon broke cover again and crossed the vale to near the Royal Oak, where hounds worked up to her and ran her in view up the valley towards Bickerton. After some good road work, the pack streamed away over a fine grass country to Egerton Green, where they turned left-handed, and, leaving Cholmondelcy on the right, crossed Bulkelcy Hall Farm, in the direction of Sandy-lane, but near to the well-known clump of trees a rather long check took place owing to the hare's having turned from a man with »omo dogs. hen the line was recovered again hounds hunted slowly across Mr. Charles Bar- nett's farm down to the road leading inta Cholmondeley Park, whence she swung round right-handed and returned to Broxton, where they ran into her just below the Raw Heads, after a good hunting run of a little over two hours' duration. Several other hares were after- wards found, but there was no went in the woods, and word was given for home shortly before four o'clock. LEVERET.
SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS II KILT ON Thursday, January 9 at 10.45 Saturday, January 11, Shavington .at 10.45
SHEEP WORRYING IN CHESHIRE ON THE INCREASE. TARVIN AND RUSHTON CASES. The sequels to cases of sheep worrying, which were said to be on the increase, were heard at the Eddiebury Sessions on Monday, when the police asked that certain suspected dogs should be destroyed. Captain Wynne Griffith presided over a full bench of magistrates. The first case was that in which Edward Hulme, a retired farmer, of Holme Bank Cottage, Tarvin, waa summoned for not keeping a dangerous dog under control. Supt. Beeley stated that on the 27th November last two dogs were seen worry- ing a sheep in a field near Tarvin, one of thg dog", belonging to Mr. E. Brassey and the other to the defendant. Mr. Brassey had had his dog destroyed as a consequence, but defendant re- fused to do so. The Chief Constable had; instructed him to say that sheep worrying waa very much on the increase in Cheshire. There were more cases occurring now than at any time he could remember, and the Chief Constable, C asked the Bench, if they considered the dc_ had worried the sheep, to make an order to have it destroyed, because when once a dog commenced worrying sheep lie was never safe aiterwards. John George Johnson, a farmer, of Kelsall, stated that on November 27 he was on his way, to Chester at 8.30 a.m., when he saw two doga in a field adjoining defendant's cottage worry- ing a sheep, one of the dogs pulling the animal1 by the neck and the other by the rump, a kind of tug-of-war. He shouted at the dogs, but they took no notice, so he gave information at the cottage closc by. Arthur Myers, a labourer, of Tarvin, cor- roborated, stating that he had to ehout at the dogs several times before they left the sheep. One of the dogs went into the defendant's yard and the other towards Mr. Brassey's house. Edward Faulkner said he knew defendant's dog, and he recollected occasions since November 27 when the dog had been running about the same field. Supt. Boeley remarked that at first defendant said ho would have the dog destroyed, but since then his wife had had something to say in t-h« matter, and now he refused. Defendant was unable to appear, but he war, represented by his bailiff, who said the dog war, brought with the family from Cholmondcley. There defendant had sheep of his own, ati4 there were sheep all around the farm, but h< had never known the dog to interfere with th< sheep or anything else. His master came tq: Tarvin last May, and for the last six monthr witness had ooen the dog among Mr. BnJfbev'f sheep in an adjoining field. The dog, however, never interfered with them, and he denied Uiafc it was Mr. Hulme's dog that was seen worrying the sheep, declaring that at the time menttf/aed he saw it in the yard. There was a similar dog- in the neighbourhood.—Questioned by Supt. Beoley, witness said Sergeant Brew had told him about the dog being out at night, but bc had never said that the dog had been suspected in October of worrying sheep. He was aware that the dog went out with Mr. Brassey'e, and he had seen them together himself. The Bench made an order for the dog to bd destroyed, defendant to pay the costs. William Edge, a farmer, of Rushton, was sum- moned for a similar offence on the 14th Dec. Joseph Moselev, a cowman, stated that on December 14th, at 3 p.m., he saw the sheep running about in one of his master's fields irii Rushton, with a foxhound and a retriever giving chase. He saw the latter dog knock down a sheep, bite at it and pull off some wool. Wit- ness was only a few yards off, and he shouted at the dogs, which ran away. He swore that it was defendant's dog, and he saw it cross the fields in the direction of defendant's farm. P.C. Dodd said the last witness identified the dog on the farm. Defendant said the dog waa fastened up regularly at night, and was so on the day men- tioned. It was only a puppy, and woufil not worry sheep. It was not his property. Defendant's son stated that he saw tie dog: looee in the bin between 2 and 6 p.m. The Bench ordered that the dog should be kept under proper control, and they advised de- fendant to return it to the owner. He had to pay the costs (15s. 6d.). PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE. Richard Willett, a farmer, of Tilstone FearnaJJ, was summoned for allowing a dog to be afc large without a muzzle or collar, and for allow- ing two dogs during the night time to bo out and not under control.—P.C. Roylanee stated that at 1.15 a.m. on December 19th he saw ai collie sheep dog and a spaniel at large, and one had no collar. They were defendant's dogs.— Defendant pleaded guilty, but stated that noth- ing wilful had been done, and the offence had been committed accidentally. The dogs had been locked up. Tho latch, however, had not been properly fastened, and the dogs had forced open the door and escaped.—Captain Wynne Griffith did not adjudicate.—Dr. Smith said the Bench considered sufficient care had not been exorcised. They thought it was not wishful that they should be at large, and dismissed the case, but warned him to take greater care foit the future. George Washington, a small farmer. if Crowton, was fined 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs for not having his name and address on the collar of his dog on the 24th December.—P.C. Ban- croft proved the case.
DEATH OF A SHIRE HORSE BREEDER' The death took place, at Alston Hall, near Preston* on Friday, of the Very Rev. MonsignGr Taylor^ formerly of St. Peter's, Lytham, in his seventy, third year. Owing to indisposition and con' sequent inability to continue his priestly office, he had been living in retirement at Alston, He was a lover of pdigree shire horses, and the stud of the late Mr. Mercer, J.P., his brother-in-law, became more famous under his trusteeship. He bred London Champion. Alston Rose, and many other well known hordes. Widely known as a priest, Monsignor Taylor formerly did important mission work in Presten.