[ALL RIGHTS RBSEEVED.] THE KNIGHT-BARONET. AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF OLD-TIME CHESTER. BY EUSTACE de SALIS. BOOK I. CHAPTER IX. (Continued). Pretty fooling," ejaculated Renald Elsemare, who was standing in Eastgate- street at the corner of Peen-lane, "pretty fooling, indeed! Bah! The idiots would fthout for anything or anyone, it seems." "Hush," muttered Raphe Asslacke warn- ingly, 'twould never do if you were over- heard. But," he added ruminatingly, 'tis a senseless proceeding after all." Pat me on the back and I will pat you on yours sort of business," Renald Elsemare continued contemptuously. "Well," rejoined the other, laughing, "even if 'tis so, where's the harm? Why, 'twill mean money for us: Man, they will get so thirsty at the work that we shall be drunk out of house and home." Some truth in your words, to be sure. Does the King think this shouting means anything? He makes the greatest mistake if that is his notion. Upon my word," Renald went on earnestly, "I believe in those that set about their work without all this noise. Yelling and screaming never yet gained a kingdom nor turned a losing fight into a winning one! After all, much as I loathe him and his set, I would sooner have the baronet's way of going about the work." During this time Thomas Cowper had descended from his elevated position. Pre- ceded by the Sergeant-at-Mace, carrying that gilded emblem adorned with the escutcheon and the Royal Arms, and the City Sword-bearer bearing the sword- which, presented to Chester by Richard III., might by grant of an antient charter be carried point uppermost before the Chief Magistrate except in the actual presence of the Sovereign-the Mayor approached the Aipot where Charles, seated motionless in the midst of the semi-circle formed by his retinue, awaited his coming. Having arrived at this point, he took the sword from its custodian, and, sinking down on one knee, delivered it over to his Majesty, who, graciously acknowledging this act of allegiance, returned it saying, Not so, Mr. Mayor. In no worthier hands could we trust this emblem of our Royal authority in these parts." "Believe me, Sir," rejoined the Mayor, "if ever occasion arise, your Majesty shall see your confidence is well reposed, and that we know how to handle its counterpart in defence of your throne and sceptre." Aye, aye, your Worship," returned Charles, smiling slightly. "It may be that 'ere long we shall find fitting work to be executed by the inhabitants of a city that once harboured the famous Twentieth Legion." Thomas Cowper rose with a profound obeisance. Turning, he ordered the pro- cession to be marshalled, and taking his place at the head of it, immediately in front of the King, bare-headed and with sword point now up-raised, preceded the moving column to the Pentice, where Charles and his suite were to be most lavishly entertained by the civic authorities. Having made fools of themselves, they go now to make beasts of themselves," Renald Elsemare observed, as he vigorously elbowed his way through the crowd, which had broken free from the restraint of the barriers and was rushing up the street to see the King dismount. "Did you ever hear of a case where aldermen went home without a feed? They seize upon every occasion as an excuse for filling themselves at our expense." "Well," replied Raphe Asslacke laughing, "I trust the crowd will see fit to follow the example of their betters." "Their betters!" cried the other scorn- fully. "What nonsense have you got into that windy headpiece of yours, Raphe Asslacke? Our betters! To think you of all men should indulge in such a remark." "Easy, there. 'Tis a manner of speaking only." Thank heaven for one thing: Neither William Edwards nor Thomas Aldersey are likely to enjoy a feed at the same table as the King on this occasion. But as you were saying, perhaps it might be as well did we return to our houses and see how business is setting." With this sensible remark both the tavern-keepers turned, and separating, made their way to their respective "Lions," with the determination of reaping the harvest even though such a praiseworthy attention to business should rob them of the spectacle of a King of England regaling himself like any other ordinary individual with food and drink! Within the Pentice all was as gay as Haoney and willing hands could make it. The walls were hung with banners and pen- nants in which the arms of the city were conspicuously displayed alongside those of the Royal guest, the ceiling-in order to hide the blackened woodwork-being hung and festooned with garlands of roses and choice flowers. A long table ran down the entire length of that part of the building to which the public was ordinarily admitted, whilst the portion, which on those occasions was re- served for the use of the city magistracy, was now occupied by the cross high-table at which the King and his principal retainers, and Thomas Cowper and his leading col- leagues, seated themselves, the remainder of the company being at liberty to settle down just wherever they wished. If you know nothing else in these parts," observed one of the monarch's retinue to Thomas Mottershead during the progress of the banquet, "you cannot be taught any- thing in the art of entertaining royalty." "Yes," replied the Sheriff with a hearty laugh. We do know a thing or two here- abouts, although we are so distant from London, and so uncomfortably close to the borders of Wales! But as to royal entertain- ing? 'Tis nothing new. There has been scarce a King since the Conquest who has not at some time or other accepted of this city's hcmpitality, and," he continued, lowering his voice, his eyes the meantime sparkling with merriment, "the worst of it is that we treated some of our Royal visitors in the past so well that they began to manifest a too decided preference for our ways to be altogether pleasing to us. You know what I mean, the Sheriff added, nodding his head sagaciously and proceeding to help him- self liberally from off a dish set before him. y'« the other with a Sn+ri. -wi, ?ut when you undertake to 4royalty y°u must submit to un- loosening the purse strings." —ves1106 1 £ 1f+W?yVandJor t,he R°yal benefit Kim self to r*l + when he cannot come iSffamilv cA 8°me dlstant member of his family or else some courtier to whom he is indebted, upon us-well-to say the truth 'tis a trifle hard. However, that has nothing to do with the present case. I thank God his Majesty has honoured us. It shall be Ho fault of ours if, so pleased with his dutiful and loyal reception, he does not speedily return in person." "Mr. Sheriff," said the visitor, "it strikes Hie you, I mean you yourself personally, know a thing or two. Your remark » Do you hear him, my lord," asked Thomas Mottershead, throwing back his head in pretended amazement and addressing his right hand neighbour. Do you hear what he thinks? Faith, from his manners and tone of voice, I really believe, the Sheriff continued, carefully scanning the stranger s appearance, yes, I really believe he regards us as barbarians." A little further acquaintance with us, replied James, Earl of Derby-who had only within the last fortnight succeeded to the earldom, in his quiet and thoughtful voice— would speedily convince him of his error. At any rate," 'he went on, with a smile spreading over his melancholy and prematurely-aged features, "let him just transgress some of our laws, Mr. Sheriff. I irrant he will soon discover we are neither anore behind-hand in method nor slower in execution than the parts of which he is a illative. "There." Thomas Mottershead exclaimed, as if the Earl's words settled the matter for gpod. "There now, I call that a very fair proposal. If you are still desirous of ^gauging the extent of our knowledge, and the manner in which we apply that know- ledge, just you quietly tweak his Worship's nose the very first time you get him by himself." Much obliged," laughed the stranger, "His lordship's word is quite good enough for me, I assure you. But faith, if we meet with this class of reception in the remainder of the cities of the west, 'twill be no fighting we shall have to face—our troubles will be to guard against being killed by the kindness of our supporters." "His lordship," resumed Thomas Motter- shead, could tell you more about that than I can, seeing how great a commander he is." "Tell our friend about what?" asked the Earl of Derby with a suddenly awakening I interest. About his chances of coming across the rebels in the west. He is spoiling for a fight," explained the Sheriff. Then turning to the stranger, he continued, The Earl of Derby, as I have said, is a great commander. Since he set about the business he has raised more than sixty thousand men for the King's service. Is that not so, my lord?" Quite correct," the latter replied. However, I do not take the credit entirely to myself. My name assisted me, and my friends contributed in no small measure to my success in this direction. But," with a shake of the head and a deep sigh, "but, Mr. Sheriff, I would not have you think that the sixty thousand still remain under the Royal standard. Alas! Disaffection has thinned the ranks of the forces I raised, and a large proportion of this number-for want of a little encouragement and a little considera- tion-have returned either to their own homes or," sinking his voice to an almost inaudible whisper, or have voluntarily joined the rebels." My lord," protested Thomas Mottershead, what about the others. The regiments you Taken out of mv hands—taken from my command, who might have done something with them, perhaps, to be drafted off to the main army," the Earl replied sadly. At this moment, out of the thousands who responded to my call, I have not an adequate force to even garrison Lathom." "Whew!" the Sheriff whistled, thoroughly startled at this announcement. "Whew! Your mansion house left unprotected?" "And my countess? Even so. But," Lord Derby hastened to add, fearing the Sheriff perhaps might imagine he would complain of the treatment he had met with at the hands of the Sovereign, "but 'tis all in his Majesty's sacred cause." Still and a11-" Thomas Mottershead began, when he was suddenly interrupted and his remarks brought to a hasty con- clusion by an emphatic nudge from the Earl and a glance in the direction of where Charles sat. The Sheriff remembered his surroundings in time. With a grateful look at his neighbour who had prevented his committing himself in the King's very hear- ing, he turned his attention to the table and settled himself down, as if determined to make up for the time lost in conversation, just as a general stir became visible. Although the banquet was far from being finished, Charles had signified his intention of retiring. Fatigued after the exertion of his twenty-eight miles' ride from Shrews- bury and the accompanying heat and dust of the day, and in want of rest, he was about to withdraw to the episcopal palace in Northgate-street, where he designed being the guest of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese during his stay in the city. This order had been communicated to the principal members of the monarch's suite, and the King was just about to rise, when, craving his pardon for the interruption, Thomas Cowper in a few well-chosen words, on behalf of the citizens of Chester, presented his Royal guest with the sum of two hundred pounds in gold and an addition of half that sum as Chester's gift to her future Earl- the youthful Prince of Wales. "Mr. Mayor, Mr. Mayor," cried Charles warningly, after he had accepted the gift, and had returned thanks in suitable and graceful terms, this reception and these presents will make us forget the stern realities which lie before us. We are no acknowledged and revered Sovereign now, making a triumphal procession throughout our kingdom and being suitably entertained by our loyal subjects! We have work to do —no less than the subjugation of our kith and kin. Alas! that such a bloody duty should have fallen to our lot-to the lot of Charles Stuart!" "We of Chester," replied the Mayor firmly, concern ourselves little with affairs which take place outside our Walls. Within the latter we acknowledge no jurisdiction save yours, Sir. We acknowledge you as the Chief called by God to the head of a great State, and, whilst we draw breath, we are prepared to maintain this belief with our lives, despite the exertions of a dozen Houses of Parliament." "Well, well," observed Charles, his brow becoming overcast at the Mayor's reference to the action of the Commons, "we must take our departure for his lordship's palace, as it grows late. Oh, Mr. Mayor," the King cried, as Thomas Cowper, turning away with a low bow, left the Royal presence, see that you wait on us to-morrow at the Lord Bishop's in order that we may concert what steps we should take to conserve this city- this bright jewel in our crown-to our own uses and interests." Before leaving the Pentice for his own house that night, Thomas Cowper and some of his fellow aldermen discussed the events of the day and the perfect success that had attended their efforts. "His Majesty," remarked the Recorder, plainly shewed how gratified he felt at the warmth of his reception." "Yes," assented the Mayor. "We may congratulate ourselves that the event passed off without a single hitch." That reminds me," Thomas Mottershead interposed. What has brought his Majesty to Chester? For I do not suppose that it was any desire for entertainment that induced him to take a step which I learn has caused a considerable confusion in his plans." "I should be inclined to believe," Thomas Throppe said, "that the King has come amongst us with a view to seeing for himself how we are situated and what defence we could offer did the rebels attack us." As a matter of fact his Majesty has com- manded me to wait upon him to-morrow after morning service," Thomas Cowper ex- plained. No doubt he is anxious to go fully into matters connected with Sir William Brereton's attempt." We shall be very grateful to his Majesty for any suggestions he may see fit to make. But, Thomas Cowper," the senior Sheriff continued warningly, remember the advice we all gave you at the time you communi- cated with Charles about the riot: We know how we are circumstanced, and we know if it comes to the worst what we shall have to contend with. That being the case, I would strongly urge you not to be influenced by either the King or his advisers to the prejudice of your colleagues, who have the local knowledge derived from an intimate connection with the affairs of their city. If his Majesty should suggest a course which is opposed to what the Council advise, I say with all humility that the recommendation of the latter should be given the preference." Sheriff, you are at the old game again," cried Thomas Cowper shortly. "No, I am not," replied Thomas Motter- shead sharply. "But I heard something to-day which makes me feel very uncomfort- able. The Earl of Derby is one of the King's most ardent and most capable sup- porters. In spite of this, and forgetful of what his lordship has already done for the Royal cause, all power has been taken out of his hands, with the result that the thousands he raised for his Majesty's army have either forsaken their colours or gone over to the enemy. Now do listen to me. We know best what we want, and how we are to set about getting it. Let us stick to that, or else we shall find our city delivered into the keeping of some incompetent courtier. added the Sheriff gravely, "with Sir William Brereton, Thomas Aldersey, William Edwards, and some others at liberty, you know very well what we may look forward to. It was a fatal mistake to liberate either the baronet or the two aldermen. That how- ever, cannot be recalled, but we can, by acting like sensible men, minimise to a certain degree the ill-effects of our recent stupidity. Yes, for 'twas crass stupidity and nothing else-absolute folly." CHAPTER X. Never within the memory of living man had the venerable cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary of Chester, founded within the site of the ancient Benedictine Abbey of St. Werburgh, been so crowded as it was at the ten o'clock service the day after Charles's entry into the city. In accordance with the custom of the period, the King had announced his intention of attending divine service in the morning, and this intimation having become bruited abroad, the public eagerly crowded into the sacred edifice, filling the nave-the transepts —the spacious side aisles-overflowing into the choir even, which had been set apart for the use of his Majesty and his suite and the members of the Corporation, who were to attend in state. Thare was no sermon, and even had there been, as the Bishop had been expressly in- structed to make no reference to the pre- vailing state of affairs, the public would not have learnt anything as to his Majesty's opinions of the recent riot. It was the plain Cathedral morning service, without elaboration or addition. Having, after the anthem, heard a Latin oration delivered in the western end of the building by one of the scholars from the free school, Charles, accompanied by some mem- bers of his retinue, returned to the palace, where, dismissing the latter, he entered the Bishop's library, remaining closeted with his lordship for some considerable time. With Dr. Bridgeman, the monarch cast aside his reserve, and went fully into the general circumstances and details connected with the revolt. Without any reservation, he opened his heart to his host, disclosing many of the fears by which he was beset, and touching forcibly on the almost insur- mountable difficulties by which he found himself surrounded. Buckingham foully slain; Strafford executed by order of the rebellious Commons, and his Grace of Canterbury a prisoner, destined doubtless to tread in the late Lord- Deputy's steps!" he exclaimed, a deep gloom settling down on his features. Where, my Lord Bishop," cried Charles fretfully, after a pause, where, oh where, are we to turn for guidance and advice? To what quarter address ourselves for that assistance of which we stand in such sore need?" Your Majesty, there is One who has numbered the very hairs of your Royal head," replied the Bishop of Chester gravely. There is One without Whose knowledge not even a sparrow falleth to the ground. In His Own good time, never doubt, Sir, but your enemies will be delivered over to you." Oh, that we could only bring ourselves to believe all will come right in the end," the King exclaimed fervently, and that God has us in His keeping. And yet, my lord, had prayer been of any avail, the Earl of Strafford had not surely suffered thus ignominiously. Why, ah, why," he con- tinued, in an agonised voice, did we not exert our prerogative and save him. 'Twould have been far better to have thus acted even did the step cost us our throne and realm." "But, your Majesty," protested the Bishop, did not the Earl but eight days before he met his death on Tower Hill write you a letter in which he entreated you, for the sake of the public peace,- to put an end to his unfortunate, however innocent, life, and to quiet the tumultuous people by granting them the request for which they were so importunate?" The King signified his assent by a slight forward movement of the head, and waited for his host to continue. It is well known that your Majesty, after a week's violent agitation, granted a com- mission to four noblemen to give the Royal assent to the Bill. This being so, I cannot see what cause your Majesty has for self- reproach and self-accusation." My Lord Bishop," said Charles slowly and distinctly. "Matters were even as you have stated them-that is, so far as they could possibly be known to you. But after the Earl's death, and when 'twas too late, news of the most terrible, the most afflicting nature, was brought us. Ah," he ex- claimed, "why could not the fact have been kept from us altogether then? Of what avail to speak when 'twas too late? That phantom is ever before our eyes, and leaves us not day or night." The Lord Bishop of Chester successfully contrived to hide the intense astonishment he felt at these words, but it was not so easy a task to repress the start of amazement. My lord," Charles continued slowly, "you most certainly know of the details con- cerning Strafford's trial and execution. Your brother William of London, whose courage is not inferior to his other virtues, alone ventured to advise us by no means to consent to the Bill of Attainder if our conscience did not approve of it. Some plans for the Earl's escape were devised, and abandoned, for, on hearing them, Strafford is alleged to have written the letter you a moment ago referred to." 'Alleged,' cried the Bishop, aghast at the possibilities opened out by his Royal visitor's words, "'Alleged'! Then did not Strafford pen it himself ?" The facts have never passed our lips before, and are known but to two of our Ministers. Strafford, my Lord Bishop, never wrote that or any other letter bidding us not to mind his life so long as the blood- thirsty demands of the people were complied with. That letter was-was-it was a— forgery." What," exclaimed Dr. Bridgeman, My Gracious God," he added tremulously. "A forgery! Is it possible?" Had Strafford written that letter to our- selves, think you," Charles questioned with intense bitterness, "when Secretary Carleton went to inform him of the final resolution necessity had extorted from us, that he would have risen from his seat exclaiming, 'Put not your trust in princes'?" No, your Majesty," the Prelate admitted, 'twas hardly like the Earl to have so spoken had he verily writ the letter. But who could have been the author of ?" And, my lord," Charles went on, and yet even after that remark, which proved the falseness of the document, Secretary Carleton said-, nought to us until after the Earl's head had fallen. Had we but known the truth in time but that were useless to discuss now." (To be continued.) COMMENCED IN No. 11,372, AUGUST 2ND, 1899.
A DETECTIVE AND HIS TORN TROUSERS ♦ DAMAGES AGAINST A CHESTER FIRM. At Chester County Court, on Thursday, before Sir Horatio Lloyd, Detective Price Wynne, of the City Police Force, sued Cash and Co., boot and shoe dealers, Eastgate- street, for 16s. 6d., the price of a new pair of trousers. Plaintiff's case was that on October 25th he was walking from North- gate-street into Eastgate-street. At the commencement of the Row there was a box left by the defendants, and a piece of iron hoop projecting from the corner of the box, which caught his trousers below the knee, tearing them. He called the attention of the manager to his trousers, and he told him that he should look where he was going. Plaintiff told him that he should expect them to make the damage good, and the manager replied that he could do what he liked. Plaintiff got a new pair of trousers, and sent in the bill for 16s. 6d. to defendants, who declined to pay it. stating that they would be willing to pay for reasonable repair. He had had the damaged pair of trousftrs about four or five months.-A representative of defendants stated that between eight and nine o'clock in the morning the box, contain- ing refuse, was put in the Row. The dust- man emptied the dust and threw the box into the passage, and that was where the negligence came in. He offered to pay 2s. or 3s. for the damage. The tear had been increased since his attention was drawn to it.-Plaintiff: I beg your pardon. Inspector Gallagher was with me, and saw the tear.— Inspector Gallagher deposed to being with Price Wynne at the time. The tear had not been increased.—The representative of the defendants contended that the negligence was on the part of the dustman.—His Honour: The dust was put out for your benefit. The passage is a public thoroughfare where every member of the public has a right to go.—Replying to a remark that there was plenty of room for the plaintiff to pass, his Honour said that might be, but the public were entitled to the whole of the thorough- fare. People differed about these things; sometimes darns were done exceedingly well, so that it was difficult to see them. These trousers were good in every other respect.— The representative of the defendants said he had paid 7s. 6d. into court.—His Honour I think he ought to make use of these trousers as far as he can. At the same time they are damaged. As these trousers will be of some use, I will take something off the new trousers. I think if I allow him 10s. it will be right.—Judgment accordingly.
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FORTUNE-TELLING AT CHESTER. » A GYPSY GIRL IN TROUBLE. At the City Police Court, on Thursday morning, before the Mayor (Alderman H. T. Brown) and other magistrates, a domestic ser- vant named Mary Fardo, living at the Yacht Inn, Watergate-street, summoned a girl answering to the name of Margaret Roberts, nearly 13 years of age, belonging to the gypsy tribe, for stealing 4s. in money, and a gold ring of the value of 53" from her person on the 13th inst. Prisoner, who appeared much distressed pleaded guilty to the charge. Complainant stated that at half-past three on the afternoon in question prisoner came in the kitchen of the Yacht Inn, and said to her Shall I tell you your fortune ?" Witness re- plied to the effect that she had had enough of trouble, and did not wish it told. Prisoner then stated that she had half-a-sovereign in her possession belonging to a lady in the room, whose fortune she had previously read. She further stated that when she came back to the inn at four o'clock, the half- sovereign would be returned. The girl then caught hold of witness' hand, and 'said that she had gone through trouble. Still looking at her hand prisoner stated that she (witness) had got a large coin in her pocket. Complainant brought out a 23. piece, when prisoner said she had got another one, which was correct. The girl took hold of the four shillings, and after- wards tied a knot on a handkerchief-on which was fastened the gold ring-saying that if the knot came undone she would go on all right, but that if it remained as it was more trouble would be in store for her, or something to that effect. She opened her hand and found the handkerchief loose. Prisoner then asked the complainant if she could keep the money until half past four, when she would return with the other half sovereign. Before leaving the inn the girl asked her if she could keep a secret, and on prosecutor replying Yes" prisoner requested her not to tell the young lady about the half sovereign. Witness after- wards went in search of the prisoner, but she did not succeed in finding her, so she informed the police of what bad taken place. On her way back, however, she met the girl in company with others. At her command prisoner gave back the money and the ring, but at first pleaded ignorance of being in the possession of the latter.—Alderman Charles Brown: Was this before four o'clock ? Witness: Yes. Mr. Brown Well, it is hardly a case of stealing, as the prisoner might have intended to return the money at the time she stated.—The Chief Constable There can be no doubt that the girl intended to commit a larceny by tricks. She only returned the money because of her previous statement, which he ventured to think was untrue. Evidence was then given concerning the arrest of the prisoner in Stanley Place, and Detective Pryce-Wynne, when asked by the Chief Constable if he knew anything about, her character, said that prisoner had been arrested for a similar offence only the other day, and taken to the Hoole Police Station. Here she gave her name, once as Ryley and again as Roberts, and when found out, made the excuse that her mother's name was Riley before she was married. Her mother and father practically lived on what prisoner earned in this dishonest way. After a short consideration the Bench adjourned the case till Friday. On Friday, the mother of the prisoner, who was called into the witness box, created a scene in court by her hysterical behaviour, being very distressed at her daughter's trouble. She exclaimed excitedly that she would cut her own throat if the girl was sent to prison, and was with much diffi- culty removed from the court by three or four constables.—The Bench committed prisoner to gaol for fourteen days.
THE TARVIN GUARDIANS AND THEIR SCHOOLMISTRESS. A SATISFACTORY SETTLEMENT. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Tarvin Board of Guardians was held on Saturday at Crypt Chambers, Chester, under the presidency of Mr. R. O. Orton. The Clerk (Mr. Grant Bailey) reported that in reply to the Guardians' request to the Local Government Board as to whether they would sanction the dismissal of the school- mistress (Mrs. Atkinson) and the offer to com- pensate her in the amount of £ 35, he had received a letter from that authority asking if Mrs. Atkinson had accepted that offer. A letter had also been received from Mr. W. H. Churton, solicitor, on behalf of Mrs. Atkinson, stating that the Guardians' offer had been under that lady's consideration, but she could not see her way to accept it. She was, however, quite willing to meet the Guardians in a reasonable spirit, and if they would increase the amount of compensation to £ 50, together with her salary up to the date of their acceptance of the offer, she would settle a matter which was distasteful alike to the Guardians and to herself. The Chairman said Mrs. Atkinson had written to him personally to the effect that she had been very ill, and this was the only reason why Mr. Churton had written. The Clerk also announced the receipt of a letter from Mrs. Atkinson offering to accept compensation to the amount of £ 50, and to settle the matter, on condition, how- ever, that her acceptance of this offer should not prejudice her right to superannuation. Mr. Minshull thought the Board ought to pay the compensation asked for, especially as Mrs. Atkinson was in a very precarious state of health.. Mr. R. C. Smith: Undoubtedly. The Clerk pointed out that any resolution the Board may pass on the question this morning would not settle it. The resolution would have to be confirmed at a meeting about a month hence. He had sent out notices in order that the matter could bo settled on the 13th of January. Mr. Minshull moved that the compensation asked for be paid to Mrs. Atkinson. Mr. R. C. Smith seconded. The Clerk pointed out that Mr. Churton, in his letter, asked for Mrs. Atkinson's salary to be paid up to the date of the guardians' acceptance of the offer. He therefore took it that the guardians would have to pay her salary until the 13th of January. After a little further discussion Mr. Min- shull's resolution was passed, subject to its confirmation on the 13th of January. MAINTENANCE OF SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES. STRONG WORDS BY A GUARDIAN. A communication was received from the Poplar Union enclosing a copy of a resolution they had passed in favour of providing out of national funds (1) adequate maintenance for soldiers' and sailors' wives and children, (2) adequate maintenance for all disabled soldiers and sailors, (3) adequate maintenance for widows or orphans of soldiers and sailors. It was pointed out that the South African war had already made a large number of women and children dependent on public charity, and the number would be still greater at the close of the war. As private charity had never yet adequately provided relief it was desirable that all boards of guardians through- out the country should join in petitioning the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide a sum for this purpose out of national resources. Mr. R. C. Smith said he was old enough to remember the Patriotic Fund in this country to which the public subscribed over a million of money. The men who had fought for their country had, however, received very little benefit from the fund, and at this day many veteran soldiers were wandering about the country in poverty. Only that week a soldier who fought in the Crimean War died of starva- tion in a workhouse. He was rightly informed that there were P,600,000 or £ 700,000 of that fund still locked up, and that being so, instead of raising more funds, they ought to petition the Government to distribute this money in the proper channels. Let the money be kept out of the hands of officialism, and let the men have it. The way that Patriotic Fund had been misappropriated was scandalous. The men who bad the administration of that fund were now receiving pensions out of it. On the suggestion of the Chairman, it was decided to allow the letter to lie on the table for the present.
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DIOCESAN DEACONESS INSTITUTION. SALE OF WORK. A two days' bazaar was opened on Thursday afternoon, in connection with the Diocesan Deaconess Institution, at the Masonic Hall Queen-street. The opening ceremony was per- formed by the Mayoress of Chester, who was accompanied by the Mayor (Colonel H. T. Brown), and there was a large assembly, chiefly of ladies. In introducing the Mayoress, the Rev. Canon S. Cooper Scott said a letter had been received from the Archdeacon, expressing his regret at not being able to be present. The Mayoress had been very seldom absent from their annual bazaar. She had been a deep sympathiser with the Deaconess Institution in all its branches ever since it was formed. Thus her presence that afternoon would be doubly welcome. The Mayoress then declared the sale of work open, saying that .she had pleasure in doing so, She hoped that the bazaar would realise a sub. stantial sum. The Rev. F. Edwards proposed, and Mr. J. Scott seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for their services. The Mayor, in returning thanks on behalf of his wife, referred to the good which was being done by all branches belonging to the Deaconess Institution. He thought that the Training Home was almost invaluable in a community like Chester, as it secured employ- ment for girls during certain hours, while giving them a great amount ot leisure. Business was then proceeded with in earnest. The stall-holders were:—Plain needlework stall, the Mayoress and Miss Hignett; wool stall, Mrs. James Frost and Miss H. V. S. Kynnersley fancy and pottery stalls. Miss Howson, Miss Dobie, Miss Churton, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Hutton, and Miss Wolley-Dod; country produce stall, Mrs. Gamon and Mrs. Percival Gamon; flower stall, Miss Barrow and Miss Roberts patch- work party stall, Miss Darby and members Dorcas Society" stall, Sister Caroline Maturin; Deaconess House Nursing Home and Girls' Home stalls, members of the respective households; bargain stall, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Mayne; tea room, Mrs. J. Taylor and Mrs. Jolliffe. Miss Churton much enlivened the proceedings by playing on the piano.
THE SAUGHALL SCHOOL DIFFICULTY: » MEETING OF MANAGERS. FORMAL DISMISSAL OF MR. J. H. WILLIAMS. A special meeting of managers was held on Tuesday evening. Present-The Rev. G. D. White (chairman), Rev. the Hon. C. F. Cross, Rev. L. C. A. Edgeworth, Miss Sadleir, Messrs. Podmore (senr.), Podmore (jun.), W. H. Nott, P. Roberts, H. Griffiths, Fox, Nicholas, J. Ball, H. Williams, Harvey, and Mr. Gamon (Gamon, Farmer, & Co.) Mr. Gamon advised the managers that exception might be taken to the post-card calling the meeting of October 3rd, therefore it might be better to appoint Mr. Duckworth again. Mr. Duckworth was reappointed nem. con. The following subscribers who had signified to the hon. treas. their wish to become annual subscribers were elected managers nem. con, Messrs. Churton, P. Nott, S. Smith, Viggars, Maynard, A. Hassall, James Ball, James Williams (senr.), Hon. Mrs. Trelawny and Miss A. Sadleir. The twenty subscribers who had sent their money so as to vote at the meeting of October 3rd, and whose subscriptions have been re- turned by the hon. treasurer, with an intima- tion that their names would be submitted to the managers for election if they would signify their intention to become "annual subscribers," having as yet signified no such intention, their names were not submitted to the meeting. Mr. J. H. Williams's position as assistant master was discussed. It was considered that he had virtually dismissed himself by assuming the office of headmaster, yet to steer clear of any difficulty on this point it was carried nem, con. that Mr. Williams be dismissed owing to his conduct to certain of the managers before the children on November 6th. Mr. Williams had been warned previously by the managers that any repetition of his conduct to certain of the managers in September would compel the managers to take severe measures.—This con- cluded the business.
CHESTER CANINE SOCIETY'S SHOW. + This society is to be congratulated on the success which attended its first open dog show in the Drill Hall on Saturday. Though it has not been established to rival the Chester Fan- ciers' Society, this organisation claims to justify its existence in view of the general desire of local dog fanciers to compete in a show specially limited to dogs. The fact that the show attracted entries to the satisfactory number of 197 augers well for the future prosperity of the society. The spacious dimensions of the Drill Hall were by no means too large for the requirements of the show, as the exhibits occupied as much space as could be afforded without uncomfortably crowding the spectators, and the manner in which the whole arrangements of the show were carried out reflected the highest credit upon the officials, including the secretaries (Messrs. Jones and Harris). Some noted dogs were among the prize winners. A well known fancier, Mr. Crabtree (of Manchester), was a prominent exhibitor, receiving premier honours with his I Duke of Edgeworth, a Gordon setter, and a former champion which won a prize at the Earl's Court Exhibition, and has won alto- gether at various shows upwards of 500 prizes. His champion pug, Royal Rip, was a winner in the class for any other variety under 301b., and primary honours in the bulldog class fell to his Prince Albert, a remarkably fine animal, whose magnificent finish of head at once stamped him" as one of the first rank. He was priced at £ 1,000. In the collie bitch class, Mr. Davenport (Cheadle Hulme) took first nrize for his redoubtable smooth collie, Elwyn Biddy," priced at £ 105. In the collie (novice) section Mr. Reed's (Wavertree) champion, Miss Conqueror," was beaten by Mrs. Jones's (Patri- croft) Barnum Ruby," and had to take second place. The dogs in the collie section were, generally speaking, of very good stamp, and the same may be said of the fox terriers, among which were two or three dogs which have been successful at several important shows. Retrievers were not, as a whole, a very choice class, and the judges had not much difficulty in finding a winner in Gypsy Swynaerton," a well-known dog belonging to Mr. Pace (Llan- gollen). The Scotch, Welsh, and Irish terriers were a deserving lot, Mr. Sydney Jones (Chester) shewing two very promising dogs in the latter section. The judges, whose awards gave complete satisfaction, were Mr. R. Thomas (Welsh and Irish terriers), and Mr. Theo. Marples (all other classes). PRIZE LIST. DOGs,-Collie, rough or smooth, dog 1, N. Reed 2, D. 'I homas 3. G. F. Penny; r, M. Smith. Collie, rough or smooth, bitch: 1, E. W. Daven- port 2, Mrs. M. A. Jones; 3, N. Reed; r, M. Smith. Collie, novice, rough or smooth, dog or bitch 1, Mrs. M. A. Jones; 2, D. Roberts; 3, N. Reed r, G. F. Penny. Fox terrier, wire or smooth, dog: 1, L. Crabtree; 2, E. W. Davenport; 3, A. E. Whittaker; r, Mrs. Sydney Jones. Fox terrier, wire or smooth, bitch 1, J. Hornby 2, J. H. and P. Wright; r, A. L. Duncan. Fox terrier, novice, wire or smooth, dog or bitch: 1, E. W. Davenport; 2, S. Challinor; 3, J. Hornby; r, J. H. and P. Wright. Retriever, smooth or curly, dog or bitch; 1. P. J. Pace; 2, T. Peddar; 3, Major G. M. Harding; r, T. P. Jones Parry, junr. Spaniel, any variety, except toys, dog or bitch: 1, Bloor and Follows. Welsh terrier, dog or bitch: 1, L. Crabtree; 2, S. Jones; 3, the Rev. W. P. Nock; r, G. R. Marriott. Welsh terrier, novice, dog or bitch: 1, S. Jones; 2, the Rev. W. P. Nock 3, G. R. Marriott; r. F. Price. Irish terrier, dog or bitch: 1, S. Jones 2, A. E. Whittaker; 3, J. C. Lowe. Irish terrier, novice, dog or bitch 1, S. Jones 2, J. Sharp 3, J. C. Lowe. Scotch terrier, dog or bitch 1, H. Smith; 2, F. A. Rothwell; 3, J. Parry; r, A. Gilbert. Dandie Dinmont, dog or bitch: 1, J. H. Newmarch; 2, J. R. Thomson; 3, A. Hamilton. Airedale terrier, dog or bitch: 1, Watson Bailey 2, T. P. Jones Parry, jun. 3, J. Cottrell; r, C. Noble. Skye, Yorkshire and toys, dog or bitch: 1, R. H. Ward; equal 2, F. Dutton and Messrs. Preston; 3, Miss A. Bland. Bulldog, dog or bitch 1, L. Crabtree 2, R. Bloor 3, Mrs. M. A. Wilson; r, T. G. Boscawen. Any other variety over 301b., dog or bitch 1, L. Crabtree; equal 2, the Rev. P. A. Miller and E. W. Davenport; equal 3, Mrs. H. Hancock, J. McKeddie, and T. Laws. Any other variety under 301b., dog or bitch 1, L. Crabtree; 3, F. Segar. Any variety, members, dog or bitch: 1, the Rev. P. A. Miller; equal 2, the Misses Preston and G. R. Marriott; 3, H. Smith; r, J. H. and P. Wright. Selling class, any variety, £ 5, dog or bitch 1, Miss Clarke 2, S. Challinor; 3, Mrs. S. Jones; r, G. R. Marriott.
FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. » A quarterly meeting of the Flintshire County Council was held at Flint on Wednesday. The chairman (Mr. Thomas Parry) presiding, and the attendance included Lord Kenyon, Lord Mostyn, and Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. SYMPATHY WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. Mr. Herbert Lewis proposed a vote of condo- lence with the Prime Minister in the great bereavement he had been called upon to bear. Lord Salisbury, in the high position he now occupied and in regard to his personal character, was esteemed and respected by the nation as a whole. Lord Kenyon, in seconding, said he had been told by those intimate with Lord Salisbury that his domestic relations with his wife were of a particularly touching and beautiful character- (hear, hear)—and he believed that no loss the Prime Minister could have suffered could have been in any way so great, during the particular crisis we were going through, anything that happened to the minister upon whom now so much depended in the delicate relations which we held with other nations was especially to be deplored. The death of Lady Salisbury must have been a particularly sad and dreadful blow to him, and it was very striking and characteristic of the man that he had been able to return to business and occupy himself with the affairs of the nation. The Chairman heartily endorsed all that had been said by Mr. Lewis and Lord Kenyon, and the motion was carried in silence, all the members standing. SERVING THEIR QUEEN. The Chairman announced that Major Lloyd and Captain Phillips, of Mold, were both absent through having loyally responded to the call to serve their respective regiments. THE LATE SERGEANT MANLEY, HAWARDEN. Mr. R. LI. Jones explained that 934 had been awarded to the widow of the late P.S. Manley, of Hawarden. THE SEA FISHERIES. SUSPICION OF LANCASHIRE. Mr. H. Goodman Roberts explained that the General Purposes Committee had considered the proposed order for uniting the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Districts, and had decided to recommend the adoption of the order by the Council. They suggested that Mr. T. W. Hughes should represent the Council at a conference of representatives of the various Councils concerned. Mr. S. Davies (Bagillt) seconded. Alderman J. Hall (Flint) moved as an amendment that the Council do not entertain the order. They would eventually find Lan- cashire taking possession of the Dee salmon fishery. They already paid C50 to the Dee Fishery Boaid, and now they were asked for an addi- tional grant from Lancashire. It was proposed that the Council should have only one repre- sentative (Mr. T. W. Hughes). The meetings would be held at Preston, and he would be simply swamped, and would have no voice in tha matter. Mr. Goodman Roberts said Alderman Hall was labouring under a misapprehension. This order would not alter the jurisdiction what- ever; it only combined in one body the juris- diction over the sea fisheries outside a line drawn from the Voryd to the Point of Ayr. The jurisdiction of the Dee Fishery Board was not interfered with. The Council, in any contribu- tion it made to the Sea Fishery Board, was to receive credit for the iX50 it paid to the Dee Fishery Board. The maximum expenditure for any county or authority, being a constituent of the Board, was not to exceed one-sixteenth of ld. in the £ per annum, so he did not think the county had anything to be afraid of. Alderman Hall did not see what right the Lancashire Fishery Board had to give them credit for the LBO they paid to the Dee Fishery Board. If they let the thin end of the wedge in, they would regret it. The Dee fishermen complained that the river was already overfished. The Lancashire boats were fishing there to their disadvantage. He contended that Mr. Goodman Roberts and Mr. Davies did not understand the question. (Laughter.) Mr. J. Bellis (Hope) seconded Alderman Hall's amendment. Alderman Hall did not see why he was sent to the Dee Fishery Board as their representa- tive if this was to be the result. It was all rot. (Laughter.) Mr. W. Elwy Williams (Rbyl) said one- sixteenth of Id. in the £ on the rates amounted to X110, so that instead of paying X50 they would be paying J6110. He did not see the force of this he did not find any benefit to be derived. What benefit would the county receive by paying X60 to this authority ? He did not want to pay money for Lancashire boards to come to Wales to domineer over them. (Laughter.) Alderman J. L. Muspratt asked if it would be any use the councils opposing. Would they not be compelled to join whether they opposed or not ? Dr. Humphrey Williams asked if the idea of the order was not to improve the sea fishery. If so he thought it would be a wise thing to adopt it. A fisherman at Connah's Quay had explained to him that there had been a great improvement in the mussel beds. Mr. Goodman Roberts advised the Council to swallow the pill and endeavour to get a little sugar on it, instead of having the pill rammed down their throats without any sugar at all. (Laughter.) The Clerk (Mr. Kelly) stated that Mr. Fryer, of the Board of Trade, had written him to the effect that the order would be made whether the Council agreed or not. The proposition was carried. PRESERVATIVES IN FOOD. PROPOSED ANALYSIS OF BEER. The County Analyst (Mr. W. F. Lowe) reported that during the quarter forty-seven samples had been received for analysis, and five had been found to be adulterated, or in the proportion of lO per cent. The adulterated articles were One sample of milk j a sample of butter, containing 10 grains of boric acid per lb. a sample of whisky, a sample of coffee, and a sample of chlorodyne loztnges. Mr. Lowe added: "As I have been requested to give evidence before the Parliamentary Committee on the use of colouring matter and preserva- tives in food, if the County Council have any instructions to give me in this matter, I shall be happy to carry them out. The view I take of preservatives in _food is that all those in common use are more or less injurious, and that with proper facilities for the cold storage p cl of food every excuse for the use of them would be entirely removed." Mr. Gamlin (Rhyl) thought that samples of bread, and also of beer, should be taken. He thought there was a great deal of beer sold in that part of the country which would not bear investigation or analysis. Major Webber said samples of bread had been taken, but the practice has lately been discontinued, on the recommendation of Mr. Lowe. Beer was being constantly analysed. He would bear in mind Mr. Gamlin's remarks. Dr. Humphrey Williams asked if there was a prosecution in the case where boric acid was found in butter. Mr. H. A. Cope: It was a case at Holywell in which the defendant was fined £ 5 and costs. There was no butter in it. Dr. Williams: Was he fined for boric acid or because there was no butter ? Mr. Cope: He was fined for the boric acid. Dr. Williams I am glad to hear it, and I hope other benches in the county will follow suit. CYCLISTS AND THE QUEEN'S FERRY BRIDGE. It appeared from the minutes of the Queen's Ferry Bridge Committee that there was .a falling off in the amount of tolls received from cyclists crossing the bridge, and that the committee had decided that the reduced toll be continued for the present.—The Inspector now stated in reply to Mr. Lester Smith that in the quarter during which the reduced tolls had been in existence there was a falling off of about ZIO.-Mr. Prince (Connah's Quay) said the reduced tolls had not been fairly tried yet. They ought to give the system another six months' trial.—Mr. Lester Smith said there was great opposition in the county against the reduced tolls, and he thought they ought to have full information on the subject.—Mr. G. A. Parry said the committee were not alto- getner satisfied as to the reduction being the cause of the falling off in revenue, and thought they ought to give the system a further trial.— The minutes were adopted. GAS FOR SHOTTON. It appeared that a communication had been received from the Hawardeji Parish Council asking the County Council to lend them X60 for the purpose of lighting the village of Shotton with gas.—The Finance Committee recommended the Council to advance the Parish Council 2100 by way of loan at 3 per annum.—Objection was now taken to the County Council lending more than was asked for, and a proposition that £ 6 n(jatioH advanced was defeated,and the recomintt fi(j was adopted.—Mr. Sydney Taylor. 6 P wjth that the Parish Council could easily 0f the £ 100, as there was a prospect of & P Saltney joining in the lighting scheme. THE ASSESSMENT OF HAWARDB • IMPORTANT REDUCTION. AsaeSS- It appeared that the County eg of ment Committee had considered no intention to appeal to the Quarter against the new county rate basis from „ (fcney, (Hawarden), Higher Kinnerton, Hawarden, Marford and Moseley, herfcSr Objection was taken *by Mr. H. G. solicitor, on behalf of the several aPPljeals0 to the new basis on various grounds. t out to stated that he had endeavoured to point the County Council that owing to 0nb in the return there was a double *STnxxntol upon the parish of Hawarden, to the £ 12,345. This view was not accepted County Council at the time the raised. The committee pointed out t, mistake, if it existed, was entirely °*1 g$ their having been misled by tii3 clerk to the Guardians of the Hawarden « who had appeared before the committ several occasions while the basis w*3 consideration. Moreover, reprosentativesftej every parish in the union, except Seal»na' also appeared before them when they8 hear objections, but the double asseSf eveH which was now stated to exist was referred to by them. I'he cas« was goD?, jjj# on its merits, and Mr. Roberts having facts before the committee and replied inquiries, both as to the alleged double ment and the manner to wmch the union affected by the increase of cent., the subject was fully sidered and discussed, and it was resolved 1. That subject to its being f°a" an examination of the valuation list O"tw union by the dark of thw County Council the return made by the late clerk of toe.u^ was inaccurate in respect of the ParlS^isl» Hawarden, and that, in consttqueuce, the is over assessed by £ 12,345, the assesaf1^ upon that parish be reduced accordiliglfli Qfi that an allowance equal to 3Jd. in tild X12,345 be made in respect of county r3tet of d, in the £ on the like sum in reSp tile education rate, by way of abatement fr0?1 jfi, precept for the current half year. 2. £ h\0\e view of the proposed re valuation of the *^<1 union, the assessment now in force in reg*^a of the above-mentioned parishes for county purposes be amended by the substitution per cent, increase, for 5 per cent as at pre^i upon the valuation as stated in the return, g,J1d upon the corrected figures for Hawarden 0 Buckley (Hawarden) respectively. 3. fh" the costs be paid to Mr. Roberts in respect 0 proposed appeals. 4. That the jerk S 0fi instructed to appear at the quarter session g,J1 behalf of the County Council, and consent t g order in the terms embodied in the resolutions.—The committee's recommend* were adopted. THE CAERGVVRLE WATER DFFICUI-T* PG Alderman W. Davies had given tne ioll° ft* notice of motion:—" To call attention Iot circumstances of the present water suPP Of Caergwrle, and to move that a dt)pu oreto: the council be now heard in reference the* 1JÍI Before Alderman Davies commenced remarks, Mr. Goodman Roberts rose to » of order, and argued that it was not comPe^J» for the County Council to consider the of a water supply unless there was a colj3^*oU»' from the Parish Council. There was nO plaint from the Parish Council in this c&sO,Wllo as a member for the district in which Caerg was included, he wished to say that this was before the District Council as a PeøJo their duties, and was being dealt with by the it If Aldermm Davies's motion was press would embarass the District Council i° pursuance of their duty, and he moved Council proceed to the next business. tbak Tiie Chairman: I think we quite are 11It Mr. Roberts is right, but it is only fail' to Wax. Davies to hear what he has to say. <jf Aid. W. Davies said the \beS Caergwrle claimed a supply of water whic had used for generations. A meeting b f held of the parish council, aud a puolicly ^$0 tised meeting had also been held, where øblJØ- emphatically stated that the water was £ 0* source of supply, and that the Caergwrledidnotintendtopay AdmiralS^ one penny for it. As there was a fear locality might be taxed for water, been free for generations, it was de& QQW appeal to the County Council, but the tion from the Parish Council could not that day owing to the illness of the chajr jjjfl and he therefore asked the Council to d# ft matter. The District Council were step over the Parish Council and sett! difficulty as they liked. Mr. John Peter Jones seconded Mr. D1\tØ proposition to defer the question, and loft some observations by Mr. E. Sydney # defending the Hawarden District Coi*0^' was carried.
A SALTNEY COMPENSATION CA.SS. At Chester County Court, on ThurS before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd, W. H. Churton made an application arbitration on a claim by Benjamin Tho ør1 Whitehouse (16), of Saltney, against Wood and Company, Limited, chain the anchor manufacturers, Saltney, under Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897. Mr. Churton's statement it appeared d t the applicant commenced working. uil man named William Thomas at the two years ago. For the first two or months he got 10s. a week, and after tilat wages were 13s. 6d. a week, and the 11 had been based on that amount.. morning in November, 1898, the applic 4ro. was engaged pulling links from behind sl» used by Thomas, and, owing to the et)Jø floor, he fell on to the links and cut sinews of his left wrist. He was aJltbeP patient at the Infirmary for a mouth; glJcJ was an out-patient for five months? afterwards went to a Liverpool He would never be able to work hi9 1(1 r left hand again. His employers t0-0, father that he was entitled to compellsa and they had paid him half his a fortnight after the accident until ber last, when they ceased paying hi txo& cause they said they had had a letter the insurance company stating that he tiog, able to work.—The applicant, in supP? gd' this statement, said he had been paid 0%0j'* a week for nearly twelve months.-T all father having given evidence, Dr. & tbf stated that the boy was brought to Infirmary suffering from a deep cut e\0v& ing across the left wrist down to the » jje and dividing everything to the bonev Jji? had almost completely lost the use. o left hand. He examined the vyris g gj £ Tuesday, and found it worse than months ago. It was quite useless f°, work requiring strength. The ha», .ly very much wasted, and the boy could n 9 lift his fingers, and had lost sensation p large extent.—John Beckett, book-keeF0oJ)r the employment of Henrv Wood pany, who was called for the respon said his firm was insured, and waS J}19de. reimbursed for any payments they ^0 His firm made the suggestion first tn payment should be stopped in the bew the boy was not totally incapacitate^^ te' Heaton (Birmingham), on behalf spondents, admitted that the W,°v,0oii Compensation Act had been a gi"e^ ±0 workmen, but still they were aP*? et advantage of it. A man who could. gcare his wages by doing nothing did ,°° rffz get work. He suggested that the th fit for light work. His two PP.11!; en defence were that no notice had he #p under the Act, and that the claim, t& been made within the time Act.—After considerable argument P place on these points, his Hono" eStic* would take time to consider the 4 and would not make any award th
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