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.v- tSdited h NEW SEBIE s • ^•S.A A »,19 ^EV- FRANCIS SANDERS, M.A., ^NO L N FKRGUSSON IRVINE.] ttlat 0C<1^ ^ean^n9s, Historical and Antiquarian to Cheshire, Chester and North Wales, fiotn many scattered fields. Thfs'y°u bow to knit again, tered corn into one mutual Sheaf. Andraniens. Act V., Scene 3, Lies 70. t541] 17t n N ° T E S" 'TH CENTURY LOVE LETTERS. (See Nos. 129, 174 and 361.) The following rather extraordinary letter is Ho' <. °\" a EUrvival of the fittest" (after *11 8truction of a great number of it n Borts, in 1852) at all events, rest in order of date, as will Vi ° 4. correspondence. M'ria Mary's her well^ been sporting, it seems, with of nown aversion to his entanglement in inten *e numerous plots of the times. So she aage 8ermonises him, with suppressed iutrodn v 0r mas^.er stroke was the half-timid ction to his notice of the name of one fnmM °°k—apparently of Norton, where ^taster «« D been about a century. This "~thou v, ,r00^ s^e knew he would not brook • m* £ kt then be a lay recluse Kortrin ,a1rn^ the ruins and modern repairs of letter • 6y (anciently only a Priory). The ^olitj.'f • mostly remarkable perhaps for the »-h^S^t °ne who could not be aged perhaD ^W° an^ twenty. It was quickened, she vv^)3' by her lover's supposed danger; but of ^as conversant with the theology Hftw]ee ^mes (Long slanting strokes at an are °nly punctuation she HojjQ'r' greatly yor letters rejoiced me ^*th Cafn save one shipwrackd and drifting ^hiok ^hither halfe dead in the waving seas, at laafc suddenly eyeth the succours that jy. Awhile agoe utterlie beyond the vision of t>s&l Pe- Wot that I am afeard, like he of the ^ere noe ^ear *s J but at times [it] mQ to think how matters might ensue g°(j,ja, S*eat Babylon to yor ill fortune. Yet for yotn°We^^ fcke unfearing trust I have in him ^&iu6 ^are> nowe & hereafter. For it is in Hot we praye to him in which we have &tiy or 9frhopas nor truste. But liken unto 'ailj us ^er] things, both may att times to th^l the clowdvuesses of life blinde the We the rer watcl'fu11 saviour, ffor godds D "Owsoevr much temper nedeth the in Ptltt relnes on to it, & lett it do nothing ^Qle pi ^ear .watohef'ully the changes till of, and n.s the fruits that you talke of the )Oln in no rawe feaste because i, advia^V^0^?3 of hungre. Itt were !r0se who K ^one you to followe "e placed lesse advantageously note di e verie fewe *othrs that can & on7 from their overseeing place the th eoPdirfcuaities f°r fortunate action. n Partes one may enjoye can not °rQie that perfectaess that is that^eD(3e ('n a«y tbinge) without the t w-nott ;ac<lUaintence with circumstances ho 6r dftrWf VGl1 ^nto him by reason of tHe „ many 0f L ar'^ uncertaneties of the tymes *en cauges 6^ter place than you do faile for whQr„' rat^er than for great partes, yea t re&Son 7 ° bave even all these, yet er0n8ii ° SOtne frailty of temper or trea- n f Ss othrs, or some other calamitie. It Cr6atftr) rQre3 [matters] of this savor that Olivr (& othrs to be read of) but some J>Oo 0 lilatter did holpen the uncrowneing of the £ 'e King. Tis true tis out of the verie mudd 4 _lre of the tyme that a bolde man of partes tae place, tho hee may not pick his way, upwarde to fortune, by his ItOf vision of the wayes that lead unto a \8 raightly, or crookedly as the crooke shepherde). But he who would him when there, must wait upon all £ kriow if such an Ollivrs power can this t6 gotten.f Of all 1 have ever conceive to be the greatest of trial! s ^ey which8 °an Pufct to- are wit> theorinwoulcl presse you to be partener ^^ust to yo 8Uck a(iventurs I will not be so beleeve you would risque wuely fee^ fcjje"*>0.u the caste of a dice, yet I Satne so niadr)6 18 CotninS more for you in a to talk if T ^0vv wonid be for me lromall you'v, not know you bett[er]; & Qot bu+ K aVe 6a^ Uie' iQ wiser soit, you \0t*ld ,iQ J j locking [me] in your lettr. Itt *hal[ t0 fOT.0eiease 1116 much to thinke so, & I fears k ^ryall my mistabeing of you h»plya;esr»«>' (I praje) promoted/ It *1^ K f°r this countrie that there Call it e a martyr for itt (as some hat?16 no': reverentlie), but « all also his martyrs; nor can r the h-a^8 iitlest eviil that what is good £ *aye lSge8t should be evill for the least. I distoaii rgive me dwelling so longly upon vS Writ • ^eam» which aches my verie soull of 6 truely in the for the gentile or jewe, it mattereth so little >!(i orme in which they shewe it, that I Wt 8 800116 be for king as round head, or ^L0tlld ne^.V^e £ fsfc; & to fight for the forme L P^Wde ^r°rtb one arrowe head or a blast Co&r" Yet moste of tho evill of the tymes f ^tejud^ niuch selfE-love of forme that is »> ^ie minde of oneiy the ungodiie fEor ^ove or they that love it .^Ure .S°^liness expelleth tho evills of our ^sh t? 18 t^le ver^es^ °f follie to nurse in 8^8t Wph0 illnesses that doome us to miserie, V Jrit to 8 6 snch a medicine as the true »,6*P6 fr 3?Urge ua of it, without verie much ofto 10 doctors. I do indeed exhorte v thfi Wa;^ not in the temptations )onr de. time! but I doubte not H6 hftv.1-63 & competencie to pleasure hh1 as all other things ¥ *illoUsij; eth us jointlie & sev^llie verj l^6 yest^8^ ^r- Brooke hath againe come cllq Y. I can not tell wherefore; but to of'66 8? aiuch °f him, as he thinkes he f^slp Qji0? JHee seemeth to have a ininde Co hij^ y^^ar father much more than I care £ >a °rt m° Pe mee. It would greatly dis- *0 5>6sburv f' 1 shall goe stay prsently att & ra ^on!? while, where they love us toh llKhfI^.v.re strongly than over. It would WtC^ed i, feua niuch if aught of ill fortune 0r ever so little thrutchea itselfe tw'antg u niy dear one, & myselfe & I dare itt°U fortune would have butt an ill Suir whot> we must not be faithless to tliaf Us. ^.pr.eisence in all or thoughtes should ■^0l. 6houiJ t ^-S tyme of the greatest evill h* Unto us' that we Lave not yet W iiK 8^.a^ no^' if we hut shew we read §0 t^yeino4.1^"1" readiefor it in a right waye, ''Ovvg ° neart,i!y for godds aide to avoid it. will ^vC0,nmend me unto yor prayers & love, tr remaiue stedfaetlie yor true & d lüvejng- ffmind *,&*>»*«» MABt eon01 Sep5r.1653" ijQj. u directed :—" These ffor—Mr. at the Strande — in — fov «aste." ftt6 °rgot to „ a r,at;ay 'honestly!" How dependent ^ln ^8 f«u, i8 ,or a party's fortunes, then, Naders that convenieuce can only fef treason against my Lord Pro- Post must have be«n little espionage fr i1 ^mes which argues consider- ^lu. Pipino.c, 0?1 J'han iu modern France—after t>ho Marseillaise." t?1D more letters she puts )i /^Pliah tiii ,m°re the reverence—but we i! lu capitals—and are not the bit [542l*c «he Wa_ „ ^aRRJ Verse to seeing him. AQE RCGISTERS OF ST. OSWALD'S, 'h'1'h, CHESTER, Pa-vif? yerley °f Olave's p. Elizabeth At May 28 ? £ • and Mtrgrat Parry both of ,>ell tj .X1 July 24 of of STeseen p. and Mrs. anfl Alice Holmes July 18 of of STeseen p. and Mrs. <iW^Vi^idCTkwhi°k July 24 ^St^woj^JW?.°barte July 17 Jr^M156 Elizabetk Loyde both of Ali* AA»°/i4 Called' ffent" of St- iter's p. and tle m^arri?<^Cadiaan bJth of i V handing « setifaket W^land f Plase Sept. 1 »)v, elde 0f rr3Ii(i Ellen Frodsham Nov. 1 t °»Has *■ noraton p, and Elece Gr<een >0Nbh xv^ton RT1/q tt Nov. 30 DS^ting^Hennah Cotton Dee 23 ^atoQo £ n^and MaryJoue JaQ w 1Ui^a 0 gton and Elizabeth Frad- ^9%81) endsiflck and Dorothy H^irfinch WdQl); a ^bergant, and ITftpy jLcksS Jar, 31 William Johnson of Heswell p. and Elizabeth Wilberaham of Dodelson p. Feb. 3 Evan Lewis of Dodleson p. and Anne Carter Feb. 17 1694. Robert Robison and Martha Davis April 30 Mr Edmond Warington and Mrs. Hannah Lee May 3 John Peekcoek and Elizabeth Prince May 21 William Meredith and Sara Jones May 28 Richard Harrisen of Bakford p and Elizabeth Bostock June 1 Thomas Jones and Mary Robinson July 1 George Johnson of Barrow p. and Martha Warmingham <^n?- ?2 Edward Wheler and Alece Eles Sept. 10 Thomas Ratliff and Jame Tomason Oct. 29 John Barrow of Bumbuery p. and Alece Nilde Nov. 27 Richard Smith of Morley in Barrow p. and Margrat Low of Gilen Sutton p. Dec. 8 John Bennitt of Nesson p. and Anne Pimlow of Brumbrow p. Dec. 13 Edward Hickcock and Mary Crane Dec. 25 Randle Twist of Marbery p. and Mary Jones of Bangor p. Jan.2 John Denson and Martha Parteridg both of Tarvin p. Jan. 5 Charles Baker and Brigitt Rothwell both of Criselton p. Jan. 6 Mr. William Wettnall of Renbury and Mrs Anne Panne both of Whitchurch Jan. 9 Nicolous Dicons and Elizabeth Basfild Feb. 15 William Carter, smith, of Barrow p. and Margrat Goulding Feb. 20 Reeoes Jones and Elizabeth Harris Feb. 24
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Eocal 60betililleat ottings [BY MENTOR.] -1' An illustration of the manner in which religious services at workhouses would some- times be carried out if left to the tender mercies of objectors to the official appointment of a chaplain has come to light at the St. Asaph Board of Guardians. Recently a Welsh Non- conformist local preacher made himself con- spicuous by insisting on the removal of some candlesticks and a cross from the altar of the chapel, and in a weak moment the Board con. sented. At their late meeting attention was drawn by some one to the fact that on three oocasions those responsible for the Noncon- formist services had failed to attend, and on the Master of the Workhouse being questioned it appeared that the failure lay with the Methodists and Calvanistic Methodists. It was decided to communicate with the secretary of the Nonconformist bodies on the matter. The apt saying concerning" playing; with a mouse till you lose it" has found illustration in the case of the guardians of the Stockport Union and their proposed enlargement of the workhouse. What between the demands of the Local Government Board and contentious opinions among the guardians themselves-now extending over some years-a chance which at one time presented itself of extending the work- house accommodation at Shawa Heath, has been allowed to slip. While the architects and committee have been formulating their scheme respecting the site occupied by certain house property adjoining, and imperatively necessary for the purpose, the Roman Catholic communTty have stepped in and acquired the property for the purpose of erecting a new church. The affair has caused considerable surprise, and, it is stated, that the next move of the guardians is awaited with a good deal of curiosity." The Festiniog Urban District Council have at the last moment funked" the proposed electric lighting scheme. From a conversation at their late meeting it appeared that all things had been put in trim for the application for a provisional order, but the required sum of 213,000 was the bogey that decided the matter. The chairman asked whether it was wise to proceed any further, a sentiment that found favour with other members, especially as they are being forestalled by a private company in the district; and on the question being put to the vote it was decided to proceed no farther, the clerk being ordered to notify the solicitor and the engineer accordingly. Further, a com- mittee was appointed to negotiate with the company now serving portions as to terms for supplying the Council and the whole district with the electric light. The recent meeting of the Southport Town Council was characterised by a sharp political discussion on a question of granting from the borough fund a sum of £500, as remuneration to the Mayor (Alderman Griffiths) during his year of office. The proposition was made by Alderman Fisher, who said he was convinced the public did not wish to pauperise their mayors, and asked whether a man who had brains but not sufficient money should be debarred from acting as chief magistrate. The motion having been duly seconded, opposition was soon manifested, and the Mayor, who evidently writhed under the infliction, said he accepted office on the distinct understanding that it was a recognition of services rendered, and that an adequate salary would be voted. It was a political opposition, but he laid aside politics when he took office. He characterised the opposition as cowardly. Twenty Liberals voted for and ten Conservatives against the resolution, which was therefore declared carried It is to be hoped that the miserable fiasco anent the Leicester Board of Guardians and the appointment of a vaccination officer has entered on its final stage. As most readers who have followed the case are aware the action of the Leicester Guardians has been one of evasion and procrastination all through, until at last they made a show of appointing a Mr. J. T. Stephen, a journalist. This gentleman the Local Government Board objected to, as being himself a defaulter under the Act, and not being prepared to prosecute without the consent of the guardians. When the case last came before Justices Darling and Cbannell in the Court of Queen's Bench, it was notified that the recalcitrant guardians had signed an affidavit humbly apologising to the court for disobedience to the mandamus. Mr. Justice I Darling, however, said the court would believe that the guardians meant to do their duty when they had done it and not before. They must be made to feel that the law was too strong for them. To send them to prison would frustrate the order of the court. The writ of attachment would be made absolute, but it would lie in the office and not issue without the order of the court before the fifth day of next term. There would be liberty to the defendants in the interval to apply to discharge the writ on shewing that they had obeyed the order. It is understood that the guardians have since appointed a Mr. Skinner to the office, at the same time strongly protesting against the Local Government Board depriving them of the control of the vaccination officer.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY EXCURSIONS.-Facilities will be offered to Cestrians by the Great Western Railway Company on Boxing Day in the form of cheap excursion trains for visiting the pantomimes at London, Birmingham, and Wolverhasopton. The tickets will be available for two or five days. The company also announce that on Boxing Day several of the ordinary traies will not run. Particulars appear in our advertisement columns. "YE LOVING CUP n IS THE TITLE OF HORNI- MAN'S ALMANACK FOR 1900. Given away by the 10,000 retailers of Horniman's Pure Tea. Sold by-Cbester, Spencer, 36, Bridge street; Co-op. Society; Pritchard, Christleton road; Jones & Davies, bakers, Hoole. Lee, chemist, Neston. Swindells, baker, Little Sutton. Langford, grocer, Tarvin. Birkenhead Dutton, chemist; Haywood, chemist; Packwood, grocer. Rhuddlan: Roberts, grocer. New Ferry; Fawcett, chemist; Upper Brighton Somerville, Garratt, chemist. Bromborough Pool: Co-op. Society. Mynydd Isa: Co-op. Society. Frodsham: Baker. Tarporley Dunning. Tattenhall: Morgan. Kelsall Light- foot', Stores. Hoylake Smith, grocer. Mold Junction: Co-op. Society. Flint: WiJliarae, Grocer. Connab's Qu&y Smith, Grocer.
HAWARDEN COUNTY SCHOOL. «
HAWARDEN COUNTY SCHOOL. « MR. HERBERT LEWIS, M.P., ON EDUCATION. The annual prize distribution in connection with the Hawarden County School was held on Friday afternoon. Mr. J. T. Humphreys presided, and the attendance included Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., Miss Helen Gladstone, the Rev. Stephen and Mrs. Gladstone, Mr. E. Sydney Taylor (Sandycroft), the Rev. R. Jones (Mancott), Mr. H. Swetenham, the Head- master (Mr. A. Lyon, M.A.), &c. The Chairman expressed his gratification at the remarkable success of the school. The boys' department had already more than the comple- ment of 50 allowed under the scheme, and in the girls' department they had nearly as many as the scheme allowed. They hoped that before long they would have to build an addition to the school. After complimenting the teaching staff on their efficient work, he expressed the hope that parents would allow their children to remain at the school for a longer period than at present. The Headmaster (Mr. A. Lyon, M.A.), in hia annual report, stated that during the last twelve months they had had the advantage of carrying on their work in their new buildings. They found them almost everything they could wish for. The rooms were splendidly venti- lated, lighted, and warmed, and the chemical laboratory for practical chemistry, and the luncheon room for practical work of another character—(laughter)—were most valuable additions to their accommodation. These advantages, he had no doubt, would conduce to the bodily as well as the mental health of the pupils. (Applause.) A fact that was as cheer- ing as the new buildings, was the growth of their numbers. They could still congratulate themselves that every term since the opening of the school had seen some addition to their roll. They had now 54 boys and 26 girls, a total of 80. (Applause.) The number of boys was exactly the maximum number the governors were called upon to provide by the scheme, while the number of girls was only four below that maximum. The buildings would, of course, hold more, but any large increase would necessitate a building expansion which the governors were contemplating immediately. This was an eminently satisfactory state of things. (Hear, hear.) They had also now a complete staff for the present size of the school. Not only, however, was it com- plete in numbers, but he was glad to be able to express his full conviction that it was highly efficient. (Applause.) The girls were very fortunate in being entrusted to the able care of Miss Gibson and Miss Roberts- (applause)—whose work and interest in the girls by no means stopped with the close of the school; while in Mr. Coulishaw and Mr. Davies -(applause)-he had two energetic colleagues, whose superiors it would be hard to find. In the matter of the curriculum since their occupation of those buildings, they had been able to make the important addition of practical chemistry. The girls had also the advantage of a new systematic teaching in elementary science, which was a very necessary basis to the proper understanding of domestic economy. They had not yet been able to add manual training and practical physics for the boys, or cookery for the girls, practical subjects to which they attached great importance, but these they hoped would come during the coming year. He had now to call attention to their list of successes during the twelve months. Their science successes were almost double what they were last year—(applause)—the results in the second and third stages of mathematics being particularly gratifying, as these stages were of an advanced character for boys. They were perhaps most pleased with the success of C. W. Watmough, who last March won an open scholarship at Shrewsbury, of the value of 930 per annum. (Applause.) He had no special preparation for this, as they only knew a few days before that he was going to sit. Consequently he went straight from his ordinary school work and succeeded in coming to the top of some 40 or 50 picked boys from various secondary schools. (Applause.) He went to Shrewsbury at the beginning of this term, and he was very glad to learn that he was at the top of his form there. (Applause.) This year, for the first time, the Central Welsh Board had organised an examination for the purpose of awarding senior and junior certificates of guarantees of good secondary education. The standard of the examination was an entirely unknown quality, although there were rumours to the effect that it would be on a level with the Oxford and Cambridge locals. In case the standard should be lower than this, they sent in practically over three top forms of boys and the top form of girls. They found the standard, if anything, was higher than that of the locals, and they consequently had some failures. They had, however, a very satisfactory number of passes with a good sprinkling of distinctions. Some had passed and obtained distinction in a higher stage than was necessary for the certifi- cate. Four boys had gained the senior certifi- cate. This was estimated by the Welsh University as equivalent to their matriculation. Two girls and nine boys obtained the junior certificate. As it was the first year of the girls' work it was almost too much to expect tnem to reach this standard in 12 months. (Hear, hear). Referring to the importance of parents allowing their children to make a longer stay at the school, the Head- master said there was a distinct progress noticeable in this matter, and he was sure tho parents did their best to let their children stay with them as long as possible, and in some cases were making real sacrifices for that end. Still they had not yet reached the point they hoped to, and the fault was not so much the age at which the pupils left as the, age at which they came to them. The scheme fixed as the minimum age for their pupils 10 years, or if they came from a public elementary school the 5th standard. The bulk of their pupils came from elementary schools, but unfortunately they did not reach the 5th standard till 12 or 13 years of age. Further, although they had had consistent unswerving support from some of the elementary schools where there was a real educational impulse, in one or two directions there was a feeling of some kind which caused pressure to be brought in order to oppose scholars coming to them, even after they had passed the 5tb standard. He was entirely at a loss to understand this, as it surely was hostile to the interests of the scholars—(hear, hear)-to the same extent as if he were to oppose any of their own pupils proceeding to a place of higher education. It was the duty of parents if they wished their children to have the full advantage of that school to see that they were sent to it at not later than 12 years of age, and if possible at 11. The school library was flourishing from a reading point of view, the nucleus of a museum had been formed by Miss Gibson, and as regarded their school games they were vigorous, and the governors, he was glad to say, were proceed- iag to level a portion of the field for cricket. (Applause and laughter.) There was at pre- sent a larger number of non-participators in their games than he cared to see. If a boy had any constitutional defect it was probably wise for him not to run any risks, but this did not apply to above half the school. (Laughter.) The value of the school games was considerably more than that of mere exercise. In school a boy was working entirely for himself. He was developing his own mind and endeavouring to beat his neighbour, but out of school in the field he was playing for his own side, far better still for his school. He learnt to subordinate himself for the good of the whole, and to make sacrifices for the general welfare. In other words it was impossible for a boy who took a healthy interest in school games to be a prig. (Applause.) In conclusion, Mr. Lyon reviewed the history of the school, and referred to those who had given generous subscriptions, the last of which was the munificent gift of X500 from the Duke of Westminster. (Applause.) Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., distributed the prizes to the successful students, and before doing so gave an interesting address. He re- called a visit which the General Education Committee for Flintshire paid to Hawarden ten years ago in order to make up their minds whether a school should be established there or not. There was considerable doubt in their minds as to the advisability of establishing a school there, because the Hawarden Grammar School that existed had almost ceased to exist. The principal witness in that inquiry, however, gave such convincing and overwhelming evi- dence of the claims of Hawarden that the Committee felt that only one course lay before them, and that was to establish a school in the district. The witness to whom he referred was the late Mr. Gladstone- (applause)—who took so much interest in the establishment of auanfcermediate school in that place. At that time the committee were very much criticised on act'-ouuc of the number of schools they were establishing, but he now rejoiced to find that all Mr. Gladstone's pre- dictions had been verified, and that the estab- lishment of a school there had been amply justified by the results they had witnessed that day. They had had the sympathy and co- operation of other members of the Gladstone family as well, and might he sa,y how delighted he was to see so distinguished an educationist as Miss Gladstone present that day ? (Hear, hear.) Their new buildings were as perfect as he supposed they could be, and there was only one thing that had been suggested by the Welsh Central Board, and that was that pro- vision should be made for manual instruction. He did not know what stage the school had reached in that respect, but it was desirable and in referring to that school he must refer to every other school in Flintshire-that the provisions of the scheme should be complied with, and that proper provision should be made for manual instruction. The number of pupils in the inter- mediate schools in Flintshire this year was 359, an increase of 38 on the total number for last year, and that increase was very largely attributable to the starting of a girls' school at Hawarden. Whether the number continued to increase in future depended upon two circum- stances. In the first place, it depended upon the population of Flintshire, and in regard to that district he considered they had very bright prospects indeed. If the manufacturers in large English centres only knew the facilities at their command on the banks of the Dee they would, he was sure, flock there to such an extent that the population of the district would be increased tenfold; and it was not at all im- possible that that would happen in the future. There was another way in which the.attendance at these schools could be increased. If parents would only realise that the very best invest- ment that they could make on behalf of their children was to give them a thoroughly good sound education, then they would see a large influx into these schools. This country was at present unfortunately at war, and they all hoped that the war would be terminated as speedily as possible—(applause)—but he would remind them that there was a war going on all the time, and it would go on long after our troubles in South Africa had come to an end. In these days it was the best educated nation which ;led in the markets and com- merce of the world. If we were to hold our own as a nation, we must spend money, and spend it freely and liberally, on education. There was no more thrifty nation, perhaps, in the world than the Swiss, and there was no nation that made more ample and liberal pro- vision for education than Switzerland. Why should not the happy experience of Switzerland be that of this country as well? If we wanted to maintain the lead among the nations of the world we must spend money freely on education. (Applause.) He there- fore trusted that, applying those principles which we ought to carry out as a nation to our- selves as individuals, we would remember that for the sake of our children and for the sake of the nation to which those children belonged, whatever sacrifice we could make on their behalf was returned to them, and was added to the wealth of the community to which we belonged. He agreed with what the head- master had said with regard to the desirability of encouraging athletic exercises. They were a necessary part of education. (Hear, hear.) The Rev. R. Jones (chairman of the governors) and others also spoke. The following was the prize list.- CENTRAL WELSH BOARD.—Seniors: F. J. Dean, English subjects, mathematics, Latin and French, science (distinguished in electricity and magnetism); r. L1. Hopwood, English subjects, mathematics, m' Latin and French, science W. S. Lindop, English subjects, mathematics, Latin and French, science E. W. Watmough, English subjects, mathematics, Latin, French, and Greek. Juniors A. Astbury, English subjects, mathematics (higher stage), French, physics, drawing; F. Boothroyd, English subjects, mathematics (higher stage), Latin, French, science (distinction); Gladys Conway, English subjects, arithmetic, French, domestic economy; J. E. H. Hill, English sub- jects, mathematics (distinction in higher stage), Latin, French (distinction), science; E. Hiscock, English subjects, mathematics (distinction in arith.), French, science, drawing (distinction); J. F. Hughes, English subjects, mathematics (dis- tinction in arithmetic Latin, French (distinction), science; W. H. Jones, English subjects, arith- metic (distinction), Latin, French, science; J. E. Phillipson, English subjects, arithmetic, French, science (distinction) Margaret Roberts, English subjects, mathematics (distinction), French, domestic ecomony; W. J. Savage, English sub- jects, arithmetic, Latin and French R. Shepherd, English subjects, mathematics, French, science, drawing. SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMENT. Mathe- matics 3rd stage, F. J. Dean; 2nd stage, 1st class, W. S. Lindop 2nd class, C. W. Watmough, F. L. Hopwood, A. Astbury, J. F. Hughes, F. Boothroyd, J. E. H. Hill; 1st stage, 1st class, E. Hiscock, C Skinner; 2nd class, J. E. Phillipson. Physiography Section 1, J. H. Fox, E. Hiscock, H. T. Coleclougb, H. J. Wrench. Theoretical Chemistry: lstclass, F. L. Hopwood, J. F. Hughes, F. J.|Dean, J. E. H. Hill; 2nd class, W. H. Jones, J. E. Phillipson, R. Shepherd, F. Boothroyd, R. T. Jones, W. S. Lindop. Magnetism and Electricity: Advanced stage, W. S. Lindop, F. J. Dean, F. L. Hopwood; elementary stage, A. E. Humyhreys, K. Hopwood, F. Boothroyd, J. E. H. Hill. Model Drawing: Advanced stage, C. W. Watmough, J. E. H. Hill, F. Boothroyd, F. J. Dean elementary stage, 1st class, W. S. Lindop; 2nd class, C. Skinner, J. E. Phillipson, F. L. Hopwood, J. F. Hughes, E. Hiscock, W. Jones, J. C. Brown, W. F. Hughes, T. R. V. Price. Freehand Drawing: Elementary stage, 1st class, E. Hiscock; 2nd class, Lillie M. Kelly, Mary E. Wilcock, Gladys Conway, Margaret Roberts, J. F. Hughes, R. Shepherd, J. E. H. Hill, T. R. V. Price, J. P. Mitchell, F. W. Hiscock, W. G. Astbury, H. J. Wrench. PRIZES.-Girls-Form III. i English and French, Gladys Conway; mathematics and science, Mar- garet Read; general proficiency, Margaret Roberts. Form 11. English and French, Bessie Cathrall; recitation prize, Margaret Ellis; drawing prize, Annie Jones. Boys—Form V.: Top of form and school, W. S. Lindop mathematics and science, F. J. Dean; languages, C. W. Watmough; English subjects, F. Ll. Hopwood. Form IV. Mathematics and science, J. E. H. Hill; languages, F. Boothroyd English subjects, J. E. H. Hill. Form III. Mathematics and science, E. Hiscock languages and English subjects, J. E. Phillipson. Form II. Mathematics and science, W. Jones; languages, W. F. Hughes English subjects, H. T. Coleclough. Form 1.: Top of form, J. H. Fox. Prel. pharmaceutical exam.: F. Coleclough. Open scholarship of S30 per annum at Shrewsbury gained by C. W. Watmough.
SERIOUS RAILWAY COLLISION…
SERIOUS RAILWAY COLLISION AT CREWE. «. NINETEEN PASSENGERS INJURED. LIVERPOOL AND CHESTER VICTIMS. On Thursday afternoon a serious accident, involving injuries to nineteen passengers, occurred at Crewe Station. A London and North-Western train was approaching the station, having travelled from Hereford and Shrewsbury, and was turned on to the line which ends with stop-blocks. The driver applied the brakes at the usual distance, but on account of the slippery state of the rails caused by the frost, the brakes failed to effectively check the progress of the train, which dashed with considerable force into the stop-blocks. Many of the passengers had just risen from their seats to get out, and they were knocked against the carriage sides and doors, and thrown on to the floor, boxes and other luggage on the racks falling upon them. Nearly all the passengers were badly knocked about, and nineteen had to be surgically attended. Dr. Atkinson, the company's principal surgeon, and a staff of six quickly attended to the injured. Several were removed to the railway company's hotel, where they are detained under medical advice. The following is a list of the injured: Mr. Thomas Galman, Liverpool, severe cuts on head, face, and suffering from shock; detained at hotel. Mrs. Eadon, of York, severe cuts about head and badly shaken detained at hotel. Mrs. Cholmondeley, of Chester. Mrs. Thomas Hewitt, Calveley. Mrs. Cumpssall, of Woodellford, Leeds. Miss Dray, Rokesmith-street, Edge-hill, Liverpool. Mr. F. Smith, Liverpool. Mr. Hendrick, Fallowfield, Manchester. Mr. Astew, Shrewsbury. Mr. Allen, Lancaster-avenne, Manchester. Mr. and Mrs. Cool, Abervale. Mrs. Hewitt, Stonehill-villa, Edge-hill, Liverpool. Mr. Weil, Sefton Park, Liverpool. Mr. John Edgar, George-street, Shrewsbury. Mr. Cousins, of Mardo, Shrewsbury. Mr. P. King, Bury New-road, Manchester. Mr. J. W. Stephenson, Weston House, Fallowfield, Manchester. I The guard, Thomas Jones, of Hereford, was also injured.
NEW BOOKS. If IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIM. If ever a title was calculated to militate against the prospects of a novel, this is an instance in point. Why the shorter, simplei name "The De Willoughby Claim" was not chosen it is difficult to understand, but when we have stated this much we have exhausted our adverse criticism. In this case it will happily be found that there is nothing in a name, and the reader will enjoy the charming romance none the less because it is ushered in under a somewhat unprepossessing title. Mrs. Hodgson Burnett, whose Lady of Quality," and" Little Lord Fauntleroy," not to mention later works, are so familiar to novel-readers, is in her best vein in relating the lives of the De Willoughbys of Delisleville, Tennessee. The scene is laid in a southern county just before the War of Secession. The particular claim with which we are concerned was that of the survivors of the De Willoughby family against the Government after the storm of war had devasted their estate and wrecked their valuable coal mines. The matter of the claim, however, is subsidiary in interest to the study of the life of Big Tom de Willoughby in self-imposed exile among the mountains, and of his adopted child Sheba, the little foundling whose romantic origin is shrouded in mystery. The novelist has caught the atmosphere of the happy-go-lucky life of those simple dwellers in the outskirts of civilisation, and has succeeded in drawing a beautiful picture. There are several events of moving pathos, such as the birth of the little girl in the hillside hut, the death of the mother, the disappearance of her supposed husband on the day of the funeral, and the adoption of the unknown little intruder by the aristocratic store-keeper. The unravelling of the child's identity in the later portion of the novel, where it turns out that her existence casts such a tragic shadow over the lives of the two reverend friends, Mr. Baird and Mr. Latimer, is worked out in masterly style, the denouement being strikingly effective. The story is one of thrilling interest, skilfully handled, and is certain to attain great popu- larity not only in this country, but in the United States. In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim —by Frances Hodgson Burnett (London Messrs. Fredk. Warne and Co.)-6s. CHILDREN'S PLAYS, &C.—We have received from Samuel French, Limited, publishers, 89, Strand, London, copies of four plays suitable for children, and entitled A Magic Kiss," "Two Princesses, "Two Chums," and Grannie's Princesses," "Two Chums," and Grannie's Picture." They are published at 6d. each, and will appeal strongly to juvenile actors. Miss Wallis's Curtain Raisers" (Is.), by the same publishers, contains half-a-dozen brightly- written comediettas, while another good shilling's worth, published by Messrs. French, will be found in Hickory Wood's Solilo- quies," a capital collection of recitations in verse and prose. HAZELL'S ANNUAL" (London Hazell, Watson & Viney, Limited, 1, Creed-lane, E.C., 3.3. 61.) This useful annual for 1900, which is now to hand, gives evidence of increased value year by year. The year 1899 again stands out pre-eminently as a year in which foreign affairs have far exceeded home affairs in interest and importance. The editor of this up-to-date compilation has followed diligently, and re- corded accurately, the rapid flight of events- war in the Soudan, the Philippines, and South Africa, the Peace Conference at the Hague, the Venezuela Arbitration, the settlements arrived at with France in North Central Africa, and with Germany in the Pacific, West Africa, and a few other places, the more quiet development of European rivalries in China, the progress of the Dreyfus affair, the friendly dispute with the United States about the Alaska boundary, and so on. The articles on these subjects will be useful not merely as a summary of what has been done, but as a guide to what probably will be done when some of these difficulties are settled in 1900. For instance, the sum- mary of the negotiations with the Transvaal, in which almost every dispatch exchanged between the Boer and British Government is given verbatim, with an account of the fighting up to date, and the article on Newfoundland, con- taining a precis of the Commissioners' report on the French Treaty Shore Question, should be not without their value before long. The new maps inserted in the 1900 edition illustrate the Alaska Boundary Question, the Anglo-French Settlement in Africa, and the Transvaal War. As to home affairs the volume is equally com- prehensive and accurate. That the annual is up to date need hardly be said. Events so recent as the fight on the Modder River (November 28th) and the retreat of the Boers to the Tugela (December 1st) are included in the body of the book, while the death of Sir Henry Tate (December 5th), the resignation of the ministry of Victoria and the appointment of Mr. McLean as Premier (December 5th) are also duly recorded. Unwin's Chap Book, 1899-1900," contains a number of interesting excerpts from recent and forthcoming publications by the well-known London publisher, as well as biographical sketches of many of the authors. The cover is designed by Aubrey Beardsley, and the frontis- piece is a picture in three colours of Eugene Stratton in The Cake Walk," drawn by Scotson Clark, the versatile artist of "the 'alls." The book, which is published at one shilling, presents a remarkable variety of romance and travel, everything being presented in most attractive garb, and splendidly illustrated.
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS.…
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS. + MALPAS RURAL DISTRICT. This Council met on Wednesday, Mr. S. H. Sandbach presiding.—After negotiations extending over a period of about three years, the leases for a fraction of an acre of land for the purpose of sewage filtration, on the property of the Marquis of Chol- mondeley and of Mr. Drake respectively, were signed. A letter was read from the Cheshire County Council relative to the adoption of the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899. It was eventually decided to inform the Council that the Act would be adopted when- ever the circumstances arose requiring its adoption. A letter was read from Mr. Dunfee re- signing his position as treasurer, in conse- quence of his appointment to a higher posi- tion. He recommended his successor. An application for the position was read from Mr. J. H. Bacon, successor to Mr. Dunfee. —Mr. Langley moved the acceptance of Mr. Dunfee's resignation. Mr. Lewis seconded, and it was carried.—Mr. Langley said before he moved the resolution which stood in his name he should like to ask the clerk if the National Provincial Bank manager, as treasurer, performed the duties satis- factorily.—The Clerk said he had always done the work satisfactorily, while the clerks and officials were invariably courteous and obliging.—Mr. Langley then formally moved the appointment of Mr. J. H. Bacon as treasurer.—Mr. Lewis seconded, and it was carried. The Sanitary Inspector reported that since last meeting there were 2 cases of erysipelas at Oldcastle and Threapwood and one case of scarlet fever at Malpas. He had inspected the public well at Norbury as instructed, in accordance with the Council's resolution in reply to the application from the Norburv Parish Council. He did not think it would be advisable to pipe the water to the nearest road, as it would benefit few, and be ex- pensive. The well itself might be altered, and in view of that he suggested the appoint- ment of a small committee to inspect it.— The suggestion was adopted. On the proposition of Mr. Morgan, it was decided to ask the Council's engineer to make all necessary arrangements 'for the work in connection with the sewage filtra- tion tanks to be proceeded with promptly. A letter was read from the County Council stating that a Provisional Order had been made for maintaining the roads at Bickley and Hampton, subject to the Malpas Rural District Council complying with the terms of specification to be prepared. It was incidentally remarked that the cost would be about LI,000, a sum which was beyond the expectations of the Council.-It was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the chairman, who promised to do all he could to facilitate the modification of the scheme in order to reduce the estimated amount in the Council's favour.
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HA WARDEN. II L.O.A.S.—A meeting of the members of the Past Masters' Lodge in the Hawarden District was held in the infant department of the National School, on Tuesday evening, Bro. W. R. Savage, P.P.C.S., presiding, supported by Bro. George Cromar, P.C.S., and Bro. Richard Jones, D.T. The Chairman gave a resume of the year's working, after which officers were elected for the coming year as follows:— elected for the coming year as follows:— President, Bro. Fred. Coleclough, P.P.C.S., Connah's Quay vice-president, Bro. Thomas, D.P.C.S.; secretary and treasurer, Bros. Cromar and Richard Jones (re-elected) auditors, Bros. J. Brooks, P.P.C.S., Penyffordd, and J. Wain- wright, Hawarden. The agenda for the ensuing year was considered, and a pro- gramme drawn out. Bro. Huxley moved thanks to the retiring officers, and Bro. Thomas seconded.
ELLESMERE PORT. THE LATE MB. SHEPHEBD THE FUNERAL.— The interment of the remains of the late Mr. E. J. Shepherd (whose death was reported in our last issue) took place at the Cemetery, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday, the body being removed thence from London. The Rev. W. Bidlake, M.A., of this port, officiated. Among those present were-Sidney (his young son), Mr. H. Shepherd (his brother), and Mr. Huntley (brother-in-law), Mr. Lovekin (his chief clerk), Mr. Thomas Wilkinson;' Mr. Bloomer, Mr. W. Platt, and Mr. T. H. Whitby (all members of his staff here), Mr. Thomas Hales, Chester (general manager), Mr. Humphreys and the Wolverhampton staff; Mr. Trafford, Birming- ham; Mr. Charlton, Chester; Mr. Allerton, Stoke-on-Trent; Mr. Ireland, Welshpool; Mr. Litbgoe, Liverpool; Mr. Walter Hales, Wolver- hampton; representatives L.N.W. Railway, Mr. Lovekin represented the local Parish Council and the Odefellows, Mr. W. Platt the church choir, Mr. J. W. Nicholas the hydraulic depart- ment, Mr. Alfred Jones the flatmen, and Mr. Thomas Shone the porters. Wreaths were for- warded by the workmen of the carriage depart- ment, the flatmen, workmen of the hydraulic department, the Shropshire Union district agents, the church choir, the Ellesmere Port tradesmen, Dr. and Mrs. Finney, and Mr. and Mrs. Stokes. During the day the pierhead flag was placed at half-mast.
FARNDON. RENT AUDIT AND COURT LEET.-On Wednes- day Mr. Shepherd, agent to Mr. Harry Barnston, held the half-yearly rent audit at the Nag's Head, Farndon, which was attended by all the tenants of the estate, and business finished promptly and satisfactorily. Subsequently Mr. Shepherd presided at the usual dinner to the tenantry and the members of the Court Leet, and was supported by Mr. Fluitt (steward of the manor), Messrs. A. Lowe, Williamson, Oldmeadow, Dr. Thelwell, and others. A short toast list was afterwards gone through, the proposal of Mr. Barnston's health being enthusiastically received. During the evening the enjoyment of those present was greatly added to by the musical contributions of Dr. Thelwell, Messrs, Pinnington, Keyes, and other partakers of Mr. Barnston's hospitality. EXTRAORDINARY DISAPPEARANCE: A MYSTERY. —It is now more than a fortnight since Mr. Alfred Corfield disappeared from his home at Crewe-by-Farndon, and not the slightest trace of him has been found. He was the faithful servant of the Rev. A. Sloman, at Kingslee, and continued to act as gardener and caretaker of the house, after Mr. Sloman left, under Mr. Barbour, of Boles- worth Castle, the owner of Kingslee. Mr. Corfield was a member of Farndon Church Choir, and very much respected by all who knew him. The suspense and anxiety through which his young wife and family have gone have been sad in the extreme. Every possible enquiry has been made, the neighbouring district has been searched, pits and part of the river have been dragged, but no single trace or clue to his whereabouts has been found or even guessed at. In short, his lamented disappearance remains a mystery.
FRODSHAM. CHANGE IN STAFF.-Miss F. E. Greaves has recently resigned her position as assistant mis- tress of the Girls' National School, having accepted a similar post at the Runcorn Parish Schools. Strange to say, all the three assistants who have severed their connection with the Church Schools during the past three months (two from the girls, and one from the infants) have joined the staff of the same schools in Runcorn. KING ARTHUR."—The members of the Frodsham Musical Society, numbering about 60 performers, gave a capital rendering of Dr. Smieton's cantata, "King Arthur," in the Frodsham Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, before a large and fashionable audience. The proceedings opened with a spirited rendering of Rule Britannia" by the choir, which was enthusiastically received, and applauded by the audience, who joined in the chorus. The principal artists were:—Soprano, Miss Jessie Moorhouse, of Sir Charles Halle's concerts; tenor, Mr. Tom Barlow, of Liverpool Phil- harmonic concerts; baritone, Mr. A. M. Proctor, Chester Cathedral; conductor, Mr. Robinson, Chester; accompanist, Miss Lewis. The cantata, which is moderately difficult, abounds in tuneful music, both solo and chorus. The bulk of the former falls to the lot of the tenor, which Mr. Barlow sang in a thoroughly cap- able manner. He was ably supplemented by Miss Moorhouse, who both in the solos, duets, and trio did full justice to the music. Although the baritone has not a great amount of work here, still what iis considered the "biggest" solo falls to his lot, and Mr. Proctor sang In the vault of the purple night 11 with quite dramatic effect. The choruses were delight- fully rendered, and the society has made rapid strides under Mr. Robinson's conductorsbip. All the parts were well balanced, but if one section more than another deserves praise for efficient work, it is the basses. The second part consisted of songs by the principals, and a couple of part-songs by the chorus. Miss Moor- house's Laughing Song" fairly convulsed the audience; in fact, the contagion seemed irresistible, and she was loudly encored. Mr. Barlow gave a delightful rendering of "I seek for thee in every flower j" and the same may be said of Mr. Proctor in The Yeoman's Wedding," and Mr. Robinson in Who's that calling," all of whom were encored. No incon- siderable share of the success of the concert was due to Miss Lewis, who had a thorough grasp of the music of the cantata, and played splendidly throughout. On all hands ic was voted a most delightful concert, and it was 10.30 before the proceedings closed with the rNational Anthem.
I CHRISTLETON. A SUCCESSFUL CONCERT.—For the purpose of wiping off, to some extent, a debt of something like £10, which was spent in purchasing new instruments for the Christleton Band, a concert was held in the boys' schoolroom on Wednesday night, and in every way passed off with the utmost success.
BRIDGE TRAFFORD. RENT AUDIT.—On Tuesday the half-yearly- rent audit of the estate of Mr. Harry Barnston was held at the Nag's Head, Trafford, by Mr. Wm. Shepherd. Business concluded, Mr. Shepherd presided at the customary dinner, which was attended by most of the tenantry. After the loyal toasts the health of Mr. Barnston was proposed by Mr. E. Hassall, Trafford Hall, who expressed the regret of those present at their landlord's absence, owing to another engagement. Other toasts followed, and the evening proved as enjoyable as usual.
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BANGOR IS YCOEJ). A SCHOOL DIFFICULTY.-A school problem is at present taxing the minds of the parish- ioners. The parish possesses two elementary schools, one for the boys and one for the girls, and the Education Department requires that both be renovated before the next Government inspection. This is a large order, so the rector suggests that the boys' school be done away with, and the girls' extended so as to provide accommodation for the boys, the Duke of Westminster, who owns the girls' school, generously offering to present it and tbe land around it to the parish. Strange to say, the meeting called to consider the question decided against a mixed school, and so the matter stands.
THREAPWOOD. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A Boy: SAD CASE.— Mr. C. Bate (county coroner) held an inquest at the National Schools, Threapwood, on Monday, upon the body of a boy named Worseley Povey, 14 years of age, who met with his death through a van accident on the previous Saturday. Another boy named John Clarke, of Sarn Bridge, in the employment of Mr. Purcell, baker, in giving evidence, said that he was in the habit of driving a bread-van for Mr. Purcell. On the night in question deceased accompanied him on his rounds, and on return- ing along Wrexham-road, near Cuddingtcn, the horse suddenly shied and ran away. They tried to stop its progress, but after going about 30 or 40 yards down the hill, the mare ran up a hedge bank, upsetting the van. Witness fell underneath the van, but deceased's head caught in the centre of the wheel, and on assistance being secured it was found that the boy was quite dead.—A verdict of Accidental Death" was returned.
MALPAS. WEDDING.—An interesting event took place at Malpas Parish Church on Tuesday morning, when Miss Maria Weaver, third daughter of Mr. H. L. Weaver, of Overton Hall, was married TTU ■0^)er^ Feather, of Keighley, Yorkshire. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. the Hon. A. R. Parker, assisted by the Rev. H. Sealey, of St. Mark's Church, Keighley, York- shire. The service was choral, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The bride was attired in a becoming costume of navy blue with a velvet picture hat to match. She was attended by her sister, Miss Mira Weaver, who wore a grey costume, with black picture hat. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. Harry Cundull, of Shipley. The bride was given away by her father. At the close of the service Mr. H. Edwards, organist, played Mendelssohn's wedding march* and hearty congratulations were extended to the happy couple as they left the church. They left for London during the afternoon. The presents were of a useful and varied character.
FLINT. IATAL ACCIDENT TO A HOTEL KEEPER. —The death took place on Frdiay of Mr. John Brady, Dee Hotel, Flint, as the result of an accident which he met with on Wednesday night, when he slipped on some steps and fell heavily on his side, fractuiing some of his ribs. PRESERVATION OF THE CASTLE. We are glad to see that active steps are being taken to preserve the crumbling fabric of Flint Castle. The committee recently appointed by the Flintshire County Council, after con- sultation with Mr. Bibby, of Flint, recommend that with the exception of a temporary wooden prop under the mass of overhanging stonework at the entrance any work of repair or restora- tion should be deferred until the spring. The masonry of the walls is regarded as so good as to be still practically weather-proof, and what is really needed is protection for tho founda- tions against damage by the sea and injury from persons who have found it cheaper to help themselves to the squared and dressed stones of the castle walls than to purchase material elsewhere. The recommendations have been adopted and the committee re-appointed for six months. CONCERT.—A most successful and enjoyable concert took place in the Town Hall on Thursday evening. It was promoted by the hard-working conductor of the Flint Choral Society, Mr. E. Robinson, in aid of the funds of that society. The hall was filled to over- flowing by an enthusiastic audience, and AWfeVWere uthe °/der of 'the evening. About 2o members of the Chester Glee Club were present, and sang several glees and part songs, which were accorded loud ap- plause. Miss Mollie Williams (soprano) and Miss Edith Lowe (contralto) were both well received, and recalled for their rendering of Good Bye" and Love's Old Sweet Song" respectively. The Chester Glee Singers provided the humorous element, their rendering of "Johnny Schmoker" con- vulsing the audience. Messrs. A. M. Proctor and John Thompson were in good voice, and both had to reply to undeniable encores. The mandoline solos by Dr. Lewis A. Williams were also very enjoyable. The programme was brought to a conclusion by the singing of "Rule, Britannia," Mr. A. M. Proctor taking the solo. Mr. R. Butterworth accompanied throughout, his services adding materially to the success of the performances; and Mr. Millward, the conductor of the Chester Glee Club, is to be complimented upon the way in which his forces responded to his baton.— Major Dyson, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Glee Club, said it was very seldom that they got such a splendid musical treat, and expressed his gratitude to the artists for giving their services in aid of the funds of the society —The Mayor seconded the proposition, and it was carried with acclamation.-On the proposition of Mr. W. Hughes, seconded by Mr. T. W. Hughes, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the president.
Ask your grocer for ELLrs DAVIES'S "KADHIMA" V;A- Registered September 10, 1889.—7, Bridge- street^ Chester.