BOER GUERILLA TACTICS. Aliwal North, Friday. A patrol which left here last night with the object of obtaining provisions in anticipation of the arrival of the garrison, has returned without having accomplished its object, owing to the presence of numerous small parties of Boers in the neighbourhood.
BOER LAAGER TAKEN. 4TH CHESHIRES CAPTURED. A satisfactory little affair took place near Frankfort on the 11th, when Colonel Grove, Royal West Kent Regiment, surprised a Boer laager at dawn on that day. Seven of the enemy were killed, nine were wounded, and 18 were made prisoners. Our casualty was No. 3,766 Sergeant W. Canty, Royal West Kent, severely wounded. Five prisoners have arrived at Krugersdorp, having been released by Delarey; Corporal Welham and Privates Fretbam and Nichols, belonging to the Northumberland Fusiliers Private Dirgan, to the Border Horse; and Private Keyss, to the Kimberley Mounted Corps. They were for some time in gaol at Zeerust and not well treated until Delarey arrived there, when all went well with them. The few English ladies at Zeerust did all they could for them. A party of the 4th Cheshires escorting empty waggons was captured on the 11th between Bethulie and Springfontein. The Boers kept a mule waggon and released the men.
A BOER DELILAH. THE FASCINATING WOMAN WHO WAS KRUGER'S SPY. One of the most fascinating stories of the war that have as yet found their way into print was told in the "Daily News" on Tuesday by that journal's brilliant war correspondent, Mr. A. G. Hales. It is the story of a woman whose remark- able personality, and still more remarkable cunning, enabled her to play the part of Kruger's spy to perfection, and to entrap British officers into parting with precious military secrets, the knowledge of which by the Boers was the direct cause of some of our greatest disasters. Here is Mr. Hales's description of this South African witch:—"She was a woman of about thirty years of age. Madame was of German or Swedish nationality, married to a Russian civil engineer. She was not a beauty, but her face was full of charm, her eyes had the gift of eloquence, and she could say more without opening her mouth than most women can impart who possess a tire- less tongue. She could be gay or sad, pathetic, pleading or imperious at will. Her hands were shapely, soft, and white, and had the trick of clinging caressingly to masculine fingers when the humour suited the dame, and men who knew her well and who later on came under her spell have told me that there was a magnetism in her touch which drew men to her as moonlight draws the sea—something dainty, like the scent of the wattle flower at the dawning in the nostrils of the bushman. Her waist would fit the crook of a man's arm, her bust was fashioned on a model designed by the gods. When she reclined upon a settee she looked like a tigress basking in the sun, so full of lissom grace and vitality did she seem, and when she walked her body undulated like the ripples on a running river. HER WAY OF WORKING. Her first mission was among the Boer women in the Free State and Natal. When she left Johannesburg on her frequent trips she was not wasting her time, as folk fancied. From town to town, from farm to farm, she went with restless activity, organising a system of spying among the Boer women. It was madame who arranged that when our troops arrived anywhere in Natal or the Free State the wives of the farmers and their best-looking daughters should visit our lines with fresh eggs, fresh butter, and other little luxuries. She instructed them to take note of the number of men in each camp, the number of guns, and the quantity and condition of our horses. Each was advised to send all information so gleaned promptly to the nearest Boer com- mando, and right well they obeyed her when the time for action came. Presently she established herself at Capetown, in a sweet, secluded villa, and looked very pathetic in her loneliness.' Among others who fell under the spell of her fascination was a certain British officer, of the bluest blood-a man with 'a pretty face, soft blue eyes, and a brain to match.' Mr. Hales describes him as a poltroon in war, and a simpleton in all else. He was the witoh'a shadow. He thought he was fooling the green-grass widow, but she 'knew' she was squeezing him dry. All that she gathered from him went rapidly, either by trusty mes- senger or by code pre-arranged, to Delagoa Bay, and from there it soon found its way into the hands of the Boer leaders, who laughed heartily around their mess-tables at the doings in the 'little nest' at Capetown. At first the noble one had Madame to himself, but as his information petered out she snared others, and he had many rivals, and from each she gathered something of use to hy and her Boer friends. Like a skilful angler, she played them all, varying her play to suit her fish. From one she gleaned how many men were with a certain general; from another she learnt how many guns he had; from another she found how many mounted infantry were with him; from another she got a good inkling of his intentions, and the route he intended to pursues not asking too much from anyone, for fear of arousing suspicion, but gleaning a little from each. And all the time our generals at the front, battling for a nation's honour and a nation's trust, wondered how in the name of all that was evil the Boer commanders always fore- stalled them in every important move. SHE FEARED KITCHENER. But Delilah met her match in Kitchenei She ran her eyes over the tall gaunt figure, the rugged ugly faoe. She looked into the prominent all- seeing eyes, and knew at a glance that she was face to face with a magnetism stronger than her own, and nothing would induce her to go near him again. That is the most dangerous man in Britain,' she said. I feel as if I were within the shadow of death when I am near him. He is a man for men to conquer. No woman can reach him to use him; he would read me like an open book in an hour, and I believe he would shoot me as he would shoot a Kaffir if he caught me red- handed. I will try all other men, but not that living death s head. No wonder he conquered in Egypt. I thing he would conquer in Hades.' By and by this extraordinary creature began to feel she was suspected. So she went up-country for a change of air. Wherever she went she was welcomed by our officers, and it was a noticeable fact that disaster to our arms followed her friendship. A time at last arrived when she found it absolutely necessary to confer with the Boer leaders. She had our whole military system at her fingers' ends, the gist of things she had sent to her friends, but full details could only be conveyed by word of mouth. So she determined to make the effort. Dyeing herself as black as the inside of a camel with nitrate of silver and logwood, she stood transfigured as a Kaffir woman, and it was then that her glorious figure stood her in good stead. From farm to farm right through the Free State, on to Pretoria, she was passed. And in Pretoria she gave the Boers information worth a king's ransom. And so Delilah nearly ruined the British Samson. At present she is supposed to be in London."
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COLONEL HOWARD IN NORTHERN TRANSVAAL. 4 WELSH YEOMANRY IN ACTION. MEETING WITH BADEN POWELL. In the course of a letter to a Vale of Clwyd friend from Warm Baths, 60 miles north of Pretoria, Colonel Henry Howard, of Wigfair, St. Asaph, who wrote on September 1, says:- We arrived in Pretoria on the 15th, and marched past Lord Roberts, who expressed his approval of the strong squadron (49th), and thence we proceeded to the camp outside the city. On the 17th we went through Wonderboon Nek, through which the railway runs, and then turned right handed, and scoured the plain between the two ranges of Magaliesburg hills, which run east and west, to the North of Pretoria. The infantry cleared the top of the range—a nice walk they had-and I went on with the advanced troops till we got to a big kopje where I saw a number of Boers coming straight for it-about 300 to 400. I sent back at once for Bobby Wynn's squadron, a pom-pom, and two Colts, and I raced the Boers for the kopje, getting there first. We had a warm forty minutes with them, beating them off. My orders were not to pursue, but to return to camp at Derdepoort Nek. On the 18th we were ordered to seize Onderstpoort Nek with the cavalry. I got there at 9.30; infantry arrived at 11.30, and at 1.30 the Boers attacked us and shelled us with their 40 pounder and a 15 pounder till 4.30. Some of the 40 pounder shells fell about 100 yards from me, and a fine mess they made when they exploded. The Boers were on the top of the kopje next to ours, and they and the infantry and some of our chaps were at it till dark. I lost some of our men who were observation patrol to our front; one very nice Montgomeryshire man, Morris, was shot through the abdomen. He walked in, but died next day from peritonitis. Bobby buried him at Haman's Kraal next day. We also lost several men taken prisoners; they ventured too far into the village, which was full of Boers. These prisoners have all returned very hungry, for the I IIOEBS HAVE NOTHING TO BAT but mealie bread. On the 19th we marched to Waterval-no fighting. This is the place where the British prisoners were interned. On the 20th we marched to Haman's Kraal. The country here is all bush veldt-horrible country I for cavalry to work in, being thick bush full of acacia thorns. The Boers began to hold us early with snipers, but we drove them back, though gradually their fire increased till I had to bring the pom-pom and Colts into action to assist our fighting line. It was here that Flower, of the Warwicks, was killed, and Kirkby dangerously wounded-shot through the liver and spine. The doctors told me when I went to see him and wish him good-bye before marching on, that he could not possibly live, and if he did would be paralysed. I have, however, had a wire from Pretoria to say he is progressing favourably, and the doctors do not now think he will be paralysed. That is very satisfactory. If you remember, Colonel Long, R.A., was shot through the liver in November, and I saw him at Capetown as well and as cheery as he could be. He told me he felt no ill effects from his wounds. I never saw a better plucked chap than Kirkby. All he remarked to me was that it would come to all of us sooner or later, and would I write to Willie Wynne-which I have done. We camped that night about three miles north-east of, Haman's Kraal. The Boers had PREPARED AN AMBUSH for us on the direct road, where the bush is very thick. Baden-Powell came up with 1,200 mounted men under Flumer-yery fine looking chaps. They passed us and got into an ambush, losing 17 men killed and wounded, including one Major Speckley, a great Rhodesian miner. We remained behind with Paget as his cavalry. On the 21st we marched to about ten miles short of Pienaars River, camped that night, left on the morning of the 22nd, caught B.P. up at Pienaars River, and marched on with him to Warm Baths—32 miles, came up with the Boers about 5 p.m. and shelled them. But we could do no good, as the daylight was short. We had marched 32 miles, a very fine performance, as the last 17 of it was without water. On the 23rd we moved into the Nek through which the rail runs and were engaged directly, but at 5 p.m. we were ordered to retire. We turned right-handed and marched till 10 p.m., camped, and started off again at 4 a.m., marching till mid-day on the 24th, when we camped on the line at Kraus Kop, about eight miles north of Nylstroom. This was a fine flank march of 22 miles. We rested on the 25th, and next day took possession of Nyl- stroom, a village of about 400 inhabitants. On the 27th we were ordered to return here (Warm Baths) much to our disgust, though perhaps we were rather in the air," as the Boers hold a strong position in the hills between here and I Nylstroom, on the railway. However, we out- flanked them, a very fine performance of B.P.'s. Tais is the Buxton of the Transvaal. There are 200 sulphur baths, temperature 160 deg., straight from the earth. What between the sun above, sand under foot, and hot water below that, it is a pretty warm place! There is a hotel here, but nothing to eat in it. I fancy the reason of our being here is to PREVENT THE BOERS from Lydenburg breaking this way and cutting Lord Roberts's communications. We have got the railway line reopened to here. The Boers have only destroyed one bridge at Pienaars River, and the Engineers have already made a deviation. This helps us materially to get up our supplies and saves our transport animals. I like the look of the farms here better than any I have seen. They are well supplied with water, and are surrounded by orange trees, and plantains, and pineapples. I believe the latter never grow under a temperature of 80 degrees, but as a gardener I have never attempted to grow them. In England they cost to grow about two guineas each, whereas Covent Garden will supply them at five or six shillings each. I see the big advance to Lydenburg is going on well. I hope it will do so, as we must get out of this country before the rains begin on October 20, or we shall be driven out by fever. I fancy we shall eventually find our way to Pietersburg, about eighty miles off. Was it not real bad luck being at Winburg for almost two months and never having a fight, yet the place was attacked about a fortnight after we came away! What a number. of mornings we stood to arms there from 4.30 to 5 30 or 6, and all thrown away! I have just heard that my other three companies are at Winburg, so I hope they were in the fight. I came up to Pretoria with the 49th, and they gave me the command of a provisional battalion of yeomanry, consisting of the 49th, the 5th Warwicks, the 63rd Wilts, and the 66th York. shires. So I am quite happy now I have some- thing to do, rather too much to do sometimes. Grobelaar has just sent in to say that he does not consider that we are acting according to the rules of civilised warfare in burning farms. This is rather amusing coming from a man whose fellows break the Geneva Convention with a great many shots they fire. They shoot at us with expansive bullets which make a peculiar sort of thud when they touch the ground. Not only have they hollow-nosed bullets, but they also cut the noses and gash the sides of the ordinary Mauser bullets. During the operations we lost three officers and 19 men killed and wounded and missing, but ten of the missing have come in. We are tired of biscuit, on which we have been living for eighteen days, but otherwise we are all very fit. We are dirty, and our clothes and boots are wearing out. I begin rather to doubt our seeing England by Christmas. What will bring the whole thing to an end will be the capture of Kruger. Our men have done remarkably well, and I am very pleased with them, but I shall always regret not having my own Denbigh- shires with me. From what I can hear the Boers are very short of food, especially coffee and sugar. THE DEAD MONTGOMERY YEOMAN. Captain Robert Williams-Wynn, the defeated Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire, who commands a company of Montgomeryshire Yeomen in South Africa, writes an interesting letter to Mr. J. R. Pryse, Llangurig, relative to the death of his son at the front. Captain Wynn says:—" You will have received long before this the sad news of your son's death. I fear I can in no way mitigate the dreadful blow beyond assuring you and Mrs. Pryse of the most heartfelt sympathy of all here. Your son was a general favourite, and a thorough good soldier, for whom I had the highest respect. We had taken kopjes in the morning (the 18th) at a place called Doornpoort, about six miles north of Pretoria, and he had gone out with a patrol to watch the front. They were attacked in the rear, and among others your son was wounded. At first we hoped it was not severe, but on investigation the doctor found that the bullet had entered above the hip and gone through the abdomen. He died next day, and was buried alongside an officer of the Warwick Yeomanry. I read the burial service, and we paid him the last compliments of a soldier. He had earned the respect of all. All that is possible will be done to keep the grave and the memory fresh of a gallant young soldier who died for his country. We have been on the march continually for a fortnight, and fought five days, so are hard pressed for time."
PRETTY WEDDING AT FRODSHAM. » ■ Frodsham was en fete on Wednesday, the occasion being the solemnization of the nuptials of Mr. Albert D. Lomas, F.S.I., assist- ant land and rating agent to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, second son of the late Rev. R. Lomas, B.A., of Liverpool, and Miss Jennie Linaker, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles E. Linaker, F.S.I., of Frodsham (agent to the Marquis of Cholmondeley and the Aston Estate). The bride is exceedingly well-known and greatly; respected throughout the neigh- bourhood, and considerable interest was manifested by the inhabitants, both young and old, in the happy event. The day was rather cold and showery at intervals, but the town was liberally decorated with bunting, while over the gate of the bride's residence was suspended a beautiful arch, with the motto, Health and prosperity." Another fine arch under which the bride had to pass had been put up across the road near to the house. At the entrance to the old parish churchyard the sexton (Mr. E. Turner) had erected an arch of evergreens and flowers, while a con- spicuous motio, God bless the happy couple," adorned the main entrance to the church. The church was crowded. On the entrance of the bridal party the choir sang the hymn The Voice that breathed o'er Eden." Prior to this the organist (Mr. C. H. Hibbertt) had played the following selections: Bridal Chorus" (" Lohengrin." Wagner), chorus, Arm of the Lord" (Haydn), and" March aux Flambeaux (S. Clark). The guests in church numbered about 150. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (the Rev. H. B. Blogg, M.A..), assisted by the Rev. R. Cuffe, vicar of Sc. Stephen's, Edge Hill, Liverpool. The full choir was in attendance, and sang Psalm lxvii. (" God be merciful unto us ") and the hymn How wel- come was the call." The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of ivory brocade, trimmed with white chiffon and orange blossom and white heather, with tulle veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful white bouquet, the gift of the bride- groom. She was given away by her father. l'here were six bridesmaids:—Miss Alice Linaker (sister of bride), Miss May Lomas (sister of bridegroom), the Misses Francis Linaker, Nora Linaker, Mary Allsupp, and Marian Gregson (cousins of the bride). They were prettily costumed in white China silk with vallencien lace and insertion, and wore white silk hats with white velvet trimmings. Each carried a pretty bouquet of white flowers and autumn leavws, gifts of the bridegroom, and were adorned with pearl and turquoise horse-shoe brooches, also gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Thos. 10. Lomas (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. The wedding party, after the register was signed, left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March," and Mr. and Mrs. Lomas were greeted outside with showers of confetti and orange blossoms, while the church bells rang our merry peals, which were continued at intervals during the day. A reception was subsequently htid by hlr. and Mrs. C. E. Linaker, at The Routi, Frodsham, in a large marquee erected on the lawn. The guests included :-Mrs. Linaker, Miss Linaker, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Linaker, junr., Mr. W. G. Linaker, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. jbinaker, Mr. H. Nugent Linaker, Mrs. A. Linaker and Miss Francis Linaker, Miss C. Linaker, Mrs. Lomas and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lomas, Mr. T. Lomas, Mr. E. Wignall, Mr. E. E. Linaker, Mr. E. G. Steward, Mr. and Mrs. Timmins, Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Talbot and the Misses Talbot, Miss Smith, Miss Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Gregson and family, the Misses Wright, Mrs. Garratt, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reynolds, the Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Blogg, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Boston, Dr. and Mrs. Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Mellor, Mr. and Mrs. Collinson, Miss Hilda Davies, Miss Fiorry Davies, the Misses Carter, Dr. and Miss Selby, Major and Mrs. Chinn, Miss Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ashton, Mr. W. E. Mills, the Rev. R. Colston, Mr. and Mrs. Caird, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, Miss Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Liddiard, the Rev. W. Davies, Mr. G. F. Ashton, Miss Hey wood, Mrs. Dewhust, Mr. and Mrs. Allsupp, Miss Mary Allsupp, Mr. Isaac Smith, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Simpson. The happy couple afterwards left by the four train for the South of England, where the honey- moon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was, grey cloth costume with black velvet picture hat. The following is a list of presents. Mr. C. E. Linaker railway scrip and cheque Mrs. C. E. Linaker, dining- room suite and house linen Mrs. Linaker, copper coal box, etc.; Miss Linaker, picture; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Linaker, jun., screen; Mr. W. G. Linaker, sewing machine; Miss A. E. Linaker, case of table silver; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Linaker, silver salver; Miss Nora Linaker, water jug; Mr. Henry Nugent Linaker, silver dessert knives and forks; Mrs. A. Linaker and Miss Frances Linaker, silver cream jug; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Linaker, silver serviette rings; Mr. Percy Linaker, picture (after Rosette); Miss Catherine Linaker, cake stand; Mrs. Lomas and Family, silver tea and coffee service; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lomas, letter scales; Mr. Tom Lomas, case of carvers; Mr. E. Wignall and Mr. E. E. Linaker, silver tea service and case of spoons; the Chief and Staff of the Land Agency and Architectural Department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, marble timepiece, barometer and pickle jars; Mr. E. G. Steward, silver cruet and toast rack; Mrs. E. G. Steward, case of silver fruit knives, etc.; Mr. and Mrs Marsh, picture; Mr. and Mrs. Timmins, silver mustard pot; Mr. Hervey Talbot, case of silver muffineers, mustard pot and salts; Mrs. and the Misses Talbot, case of silver teaspoons, etc.; Miss Smith, silver mustard pot; Miss Wilson, silver salts; Mr. and Mrs. Gregson and Family, silver t_n: IL. •? e. W" « uisu, me iXLisses wrigm, silver iruit dsn; Mrs. Garratt, hand-painted umbrella stand; Mrs. Algernon Talbot, silver photo frame; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds, silver muffin dish; the Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Blogg, ivory and silver paper knife; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Boston, silver muffin dish; Dr. and Mrs. Burton, silver breakfast cruet; Mr. and Mrs. Mellor, standard lamp; Mr. and Mrs. Collinson. silver photo frame; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepherd, china tea set; Mrs. Hart Davies, gold-mounted umbrella; Miss Hilda Davies, silver shoe lifter; Miss Florry Davies, lace handkerchief; Messrs. Beckett and Co., lace collar; Mrs. R. Holland, embroidered towels; Misses Eva and Elsie Holland, poker work stool; Misses Carter, silver cruet; Mr. James Carter, silver pie server; Miss Bairstow, silver cake knife; Miss Harvey, toilet mats; Mrs. Moss, copper kettle; Mr. and Mrs. Massey, fruit dish; Mr. and Mrs. Liddiard, Crown Derby vases; Miss Wood, Crown Derby clock; Mr. and Mrs. Caird, silver cake dish; Major and Mrs. Chinn and Miss Harrison, silver centre piece; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, silver serviette rings; Mr. Stonex, silver salts; Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart, Worcester vases; Mr. Thyme, silver hot water jug; Mr. and Mrs. R. Ashton, silver. teaspoons, etc.; Mr. W. E. Mills, pioture; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jones, silver salts; the Rev. R. W. Colston, silver pepperettes; Mr. and Mrs. Heard, silver-mounted bread board; Dr. and Miss Selby, silver fish server; the Rev. R. Cuffe, marmalade jar; Mr. Jefferies, Doulton vases; Mr. Pickering, silver jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, two silver toast racks; Mr. Thomas Hughes, silver-mounted paper knife; Mrs. Shaw, silver sugar bowl, etc.; Mr. G. F. Ashton, Worcester vase; Mrs. T. Collinson, case of scissors; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rothwell, case of cutlery; Mr. and Mrs. G. Gleave, silver jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Spencer, ivory- handled carvers; Mr. T. Sant, dressing bag; Miss Heywood, flower stand; Mrs. Kent, flower stand; Miss Louis Walker, brass candlestick; the Misses Walker, pictures; Mrs. W. Andrews, tray cloths; Mrs. S. E. Dqvies, eider down quilt; Mr. and Mrs. S. Davies, two vols. "Ruskin"; Dr. and Mrs. Dyson, oil paint- ing; Servants at "The Rock," brass preserving pan and jugs; Mr. and Mrs. E. Fletcher, water bottles; Master Sam Fletcher, tray; Mrs. Forster, cheese dish Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lomas, cutlery, etc.; Mrs. Sam Clarke, pincushion; Mrs. Jones, bread board and knife; Mrs. Basley, celery glass; Miss Powell, candlesticks; Mrs. Lightfoot, pair of ornaments; Miss Andrews, bedroom slippers; Mrs. Dewhurst, gypsy coal scuttle; Mr. and Mrs. Allsupp, table lamp; Miss Mary Allsupp, toilet mats; Miss Greenland, wall pockets; Mr. Isaac Smith, pair of bronze ornaments; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Simpson, case of carvers; Mrs. Smith, Cadley, silver cake knife; Mrs. Roberts and Miss Barker, set of flower glasses.
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CHESTER REGATTA. ACTION OF THE A.R.A. A special meeting of the Chester Regatta Committee was held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Tuesday evening to consider correspondence with the Amateur Rowing Association regard- ing an objection lodged by Stourport B.C. in connection with the recent Regatta. Mr. J. Lightfoot Walker presided, and ttio attendance included Messrs. John M. Frost, A. D. Holland, C. B. Royds, John Jones, T. H. Wood, Stuart Downes, K. Knowles, A. E. Dickin, C. C. Jones, E. W. Pierce (joint hon. secretary), and W. B. Davis (secretary). Mr. Pierce read a lengthy correspondence he had had with Mr. R. C. Lehman,hon. secretary of the Amateur Rowing Association, from which it appeared chat Stour.port B.C. consented to Royal Chester R.C. rowing in the final heat for the City of Chester Challenge Cup a substitute for a man who was exhausted. Stourport were disqualified in the final, and on their return home they wrote objecting to the race being awarded to Royal Chester on the ground that Rule 10 of the A.R.A., which provides that" no person may be substituted for another who has already rowed or steered in a heat" had been infringed. The case for the Regatta Committee was presented by Mr. Pierce in the following letter Your letter was submitted to the Regatta committee, and I was directed to inform you that the committee consider that they were absolved by Rule 12 of your association from all further responsibility in this matter, no objection or protest having been lodged in accordance with that rule prior to the distribution of the prizes. The committee regard this" rule as a most im- portant one, determining as it does the responsi- bilities of a regatta committee on the day of the regatta, and without it, i.e., if their liability was to continue indefinitely, the committee feel sure that considerable difficulty would be found in getting gentlemen to undertake the onerous and somewhat thankless duty of serving on regatta committees. The committee, whilst anxious to conduct the regatta in accordance with the rules of your association, do not think that it is any part of their duty to act as detectives for the purpose of detecting breaches of rules, but they apprehend their funotion is (like stewards of any race meeting) to carry out the day's pro- gramme and determine upoif any objection which may be made in accordance with Rule 12, and they recognise that from their decision an appeal lies to the association. The facts of the Stourport objection are somewhat peculiar. In the last heat of the City of Chester Challenge Cup the two remaining crews were the Royal Chester Rowing uluo and the Stourport Boating Club. After the preliminary heat No. 2 in the Royal Chester crew (Mr. Wilson) was much exhausted, and a doctor who examined him stated that it would be desirable (though not imperative) that he should not row in the final heat. Accordingly the com- mittee understand some communication took place between the captain of Royal Chester and the captain or secretary of the Stourport crew which resulted in an arrangement being come to between the two clubs that in order to prevent Mr. Wilson running any risk Mr. Frank (who had been duly entered as a substitute) should take Mr Wilson's place. But for this arrangement it J8' 1 understand probable that Mr. Wilson would notwithstanding the doctor's recom- oT rac? then rowed, with the result that Stourport (whose cox. was quite in- competent) fouled Chester twice badly, and ulti- mately was disqualified by the umpire, and the race was duly awarded to Chester. Though the unfortunate result of the race has nothing to do with the present question, it is only fair to say that all who witnessed the fouls agree with the decision of the umpire, and the incompetence of the Stourport cox is attested by the fact that the same crew appear to have sustained a foul at nearly every regatta that they have rowed at this year, notably Stourport, Worcester and Notting- ham. After the race Stourport proceeded down the river, and did not return to the Regatta ground, it being understood that they desired to get away to Worcester, where they were rowing the following day.- No objection or protest having been lodged with them, the committee then pro- ceeded to award the prizes in accordance with the decision of the judges and umpire, and it was not' until the 12th that (in direct violation of the honourable understanding their representatives had come to with the Royal Chester representa- tives) the Stourport Club lodged the present objection. Had an objection been made in accordance with Rule 12 the Regatta Committee would have withheld the prizes and would subse- quently have held a meeting to adjudicate upon the objection, and they recognise that their decision would have been subject to revision by the A.R.A. It is only fair also to say on behalf of the Royal Chester Club, with whom, I should mention, the Regatta Committee are in no way associated, that by the course which was taken the position of the Royal Chester crew was con- siderably prejudiced, as by being declared winners of the City of Chester Challenge Cup, they were debarred from rowing in the Dee Cup, for which they had also entered, and which they would almost inevitably have won, as the race was won by the Nottingham Rowing Club, who were beaten by Chester in the preliminary heat of the City of Chester race. The committee recognise that a breach of Rule 10 was committed, and that Mr. Frank was probably not strictly speaking qualified to row in the race, and they admit that such disqualification would have formed a proper subject for protest under Rule 12, but they claim that the period within which such protest could be effectively made had expired when the Stourport objection was received, and that the Stourport objection was received, and that the objection cannot now be entertained either by the Regatta Committee or by the A.R.A., and they further hold that the Stourport Club were equally with the Royal Chester Club parties to the breach, and that they were therefore pre- cluded from making the breach a ground for ob- jection, as that would be taking advantage of their own default. The committee had no official cognizance of the. breach, and therefore they consider are under no responsibility in con- nection with it. I am afraid I have expressed myself at what you may consider unnecessary length upon this matter, but I assure you it is one in whioh the committee are very deeply con- cerned, as hitherto the regattas have been con- ducted without any disagreeable incident and the committee believe that this has in a large measure been due to the effect of Rule XII., which pre- cludes 'objections being raised after delivery of the prizes. If this rule has not the meaning which its language conveys, the Regatta Com- mittee cannot in fairness be held responsible for misunderstanding its effect. I have asked the secretary to forward you a copy of the balance- sheet of last year's regatta and this year's regatta programme, which will give you some idea of the amount of trouble incurred in connection with the regatta and the financial and general support which the committee have succeeded in enlisting on behalf of the sport which I apprehend it is the object of your association to foster, and I venture to think that the committee are entitled to the protection and assistance of your associa- tion in a matter such as the present, when they have acted in good faith and upon a reasonable interpretation of your association's rules. If this matter can be re-opened as proposed by Stourport Boating Club, the Regatta Committee apprehend that on one pretext or another the awards in other events may hereafter be ques- tioned, and such a possibility is one which you will readily understand the committee cannot contemplate without alarm, particularly as in the case of competitors not connected with your association they have no means of compelling the return of the prizes, or, as in the present case, some of the competitors may have had their prizes engraved. After this explanation I trust you will be satisfied the committee have acted in accordance with Rule 12 of your association and that the case is not one which either technically or morally calls for the interference of your association." Mr. Lehman in his final letter stated that the committee of the A.R.A. had passed a resolution te the effect that Royal Chester R.C. were not competent to row in the final heat, owing to the infringement of Rule 10. They directed Royal Chester to return the challenge cup and presentation prizes to the Regatta Committee, and they decided that Stourport were entitled to be adjudged winners of the race, and to have the enp and prizes awarded to them. The com- mittee added that they fully believed the action of the Regatta Committee was fully based upon what they conceived to be their duty under Rule 12. The Regatta Committee, after lengthy dis- cussion, adopted a resolution requesting Royal Chester R.C. to return to them the challenge cup and presentation prizes, and they instructed the honorary secretary, in view of the importance to Regatta Committees of the issues involved, to request the committee of the A.R.A. to receive a deputation from them at their next meeting.
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DENBIGHSHIRE POLICE COMMITTEE. + MR. LUMLEY AND MAJOR LEADBETTER. On Friday, the Police Committee of the Den- bighshire County Council met at the County Buildings, Wrexham, Capt. Griffith-Boscawen presiding. Major Leadbetter, Chief Constable, reported that 776 persons were proceeded against for non-indictable offences, and 276 for drunken- ness, 34 of whom were prosecuted for Sunday drinking, as against 289 and 31 in the corresponding quarter of last year; 4,432 tramps were relieved during the year, repre- senting a decrease of 1,455. In reply to Mr. E. Hooson (Rhos), the Chief Constable said they had now something like 14 clubs, which were managed as drinking houses simply to avoid the Sunday Closing Act, as they did little business on week days. The Chairman said he was sorry to say he was afraid there was a great deal of drunkenness connected with these clubs. Mr. Watkin Lumley (Kuthin) said there was one matter he was sorry to have to bring before the committee, but he trusted the police would not think he was making an attack upon them. He had a copy of a letter sent by Major Lead- better, Chief Constable, in reply to a communi- cation which he (Mr. Lumley) had sent to the press. When joining the force a man entered into an agreement, knowing tuU well that he had no right to enter a public-house to obtain drink while on duty, unless he had a written order from his superior officer. At the last licensing sessions at Ruthin Superintendent Jones, who had charge of that district, told him that during the past twelve months he had not given a single order to any policeman within the district to have refreshments at any public- house. He had seen policemen himself in public-houses, and he expected his word to be taken, and not a slur cast upon it. Major Leadbetter: The word you refer to is untrue. Mr. Lumley: I have seen policemen in public- houses myself, and-. The Chairman: You should state specific cases. Mr. Lumley: I am not charging the police with drunkehness. I am stating that the police have infringed this law, and that this law should be carried out just as much as any othtr law. I have brought this matter prominently before the Quarter Sessions and the licensing court, and I want to bring it prominently before me ponce anct tne public, so that this practice may be stopped. Major Leadbetter: Mr. Lumley made a state- ment, and in order to protect my police force I thought it desirable to answer it through the press. Mr. Lumley maintained that a general order in regard to the four miles was not legal. A written order should be given upon every occasion.—The matter then dropped. Mr. Humphreys Roberts, county acoountant, estimated the police expenditure for the ensuing quarter at £ 1,932. Dr. W. D. Jones having resigned his ap- pointment as police surgeon for the division of Ruthin, Dr. Medwyn Hughes, Ruthin, was appointed to the vacancy. Mr. W. F. Lowe, county analyst, reported that several samples of phosphate of soda sub- mitted to him had contained sufficient arsenic to be dangerous, and suggested that samples should be taken in this district.
DEATH OF MR. J. W1 HEBLETHWAITE. • Mr. J. W. Heblethwaite, the well-known Liverpool banker, formerly of Eaton-road, Chester, died at his residence in Ledsbam, on Tuesday, at the ripe age of 71. The announcement was received with general regret in business circles in Liverpool, where Mr. Heblethwaite was thoroughly admired and respected as one of the oldest of the great Liverpool bankers. He was a well-known figure in the commercial world, and his connection with the business life of the city dated back to very early years of his career. Mr. John Wm. Heblethwaite was born in Liverpool in 1829. He started his business eareer with Messrs. W. and J. Lockett, and entered the bank of Messrs. Leyland and Bullins as an apprentice in 1847. In 1865 he left the Sank and became sub- manager to the Liverpool Commercial Banking Company, eventually succeeding Mr. Aber- crombie as manager. In 1879 he returned to Messrs. Leyland and Bullins, and represented them for many years in conjunction with the late Mr. Benjamin Arkle in King-street, and subsequently at their new bank in Castle-street. The deceased gentleman was also a director of the Primitiva Nitrate Company. He was at his office on Thursday last, and death resulted after but a brief illness. The interment took place at Childwell on Friday afternoon amid many signs of profound grief. Among those who assembled at the graveside to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed gentleman's memory were many who had been associated with him for a lifetime, and fully appreciated the sterling merit which had raised him to the honourable position he held. The cortege left Woodhey," Ledsham, at eleven o'clock, and the interment took place at 2.30. The coffin, which was of polished oak with massive brass mountings, bore the inscription: John William Heblethwaite, born 13th Aug., 1829, died 9th October, 1900." The ceremony was impressively performed by Bishop Royston. The chief mourners were Mr. J. Herbert Heble- thwaite and Mr. G. P. Heblethwaite (sons), Miss M. E. Gertrude Heblethwaite (daughter), Mr. C. J. Heblethwaite (grandson), Mrs. J. H. Heblethwaite (daughter-in-law), and Miss Ellen Heblethwaite (sister). Private carriages were also sent representing Mr. W. Shepherd, Mrs. Arkle, Mr. F. T. Leslie, Mr. H. J. Kellock, Lady Forwood, Mr. J. Naylor, and Mr. Newall (Led- sham). Other mourners present were Sir William Forwood, Sir Dudley Forwood, Mr. H. S. Forwood, Mr. J. Naylor, representing the firm of Naylor and Bullin; Messrs. Day, Raleigh, W. J. Smith, and T. B. Bewsher, representing the bank staff; R. Lockett, A. Tyer, A. L. Briscoe, H. E. Abbott, J. Adam, J. B. Arkle, R. N. Arkle, M. Clover, W. Proctor, J. M'Geoch. A. Murray, J. T. Wills, T. Woodward, J. Leather, R. W. Kerr, C. J. Adams, W. Alexander, J. J. Langley, L. Negri, C. J. Crosfield, G. B. Lockett, F. W. Jones, G. G. Lockett, A. Holland, J. Christie, R. N. Roberts, P. A. Fraser, F. W. Jones, W. Hope, E. John- ston, D. D. Burrell, H. H. Burrell, J. D. Burrell, J. S. Burrell, J. Waite, N. M'Vicker, T. Sproat, J. P. Eglen, A. Bradbury, T. S. Patterson, J. Ritson, F. Bond, R. Anderton, H. Smith, J. F. Caroe, H. Rensburg, E. Harrison, W. Cookson, R. H. Davies, T. Hales, J. Robinson, J. O'Kell, S. C. Elliott, J. Christie, A. J. Brown, R. Unwin, F. Holt, H. D. Behrand, W. L. Nicholls, F. Edmondson, M. H. Maxwell, W. H. Stott, J. Montgomery, R. S. Tipton, G. G. Holme, J. Russell, H. E. Groby, W. J. Roberts, P. Forrester, A. G. Scrini, D. W. Allardice, G. F. Radcliffe (nephew), J. Walker, J. Lobley, W. S. Days, W. Bowen, H. C. Ray, J. Lightwood, W. P. Gillespie, H. J. Munroe, H. Gaskell, T. Ayles, G. Oakell, L. Songe, J. Green, M. Ellaby, G. J. Johnston, R. W. Dawson, and F. G. Ross. A large number of floral emblems were placed on the grave, including wreaths from the family and the bank staff. The funeral arrangements were executed by Messrs. J. Smith and Son, Chester.
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HARVEST FESTIVALS. ♦ CHESTER CATHEDRAL. The harvest festival at Chester Cathedral was held on Thursday. Beautiful and elaborate floral decorations had been executed on the screen, communion rails, and bishop's throne by Mrs. Darby, Miss Darby, Miss Hopwood, the Misses Payne, Mrs. Wright, and the Misses Joyce. The services of the day began with a celebration of the Holy Communion at eight. At 10.15 choral matins was held, at which there was a processional hymn, while the Te Deum and Benedictus were sung to the setting of Garrett in D, and the anthem Fear not, 0 Land" (Goes) was rendered. At this service there was a ehoral celebration to the music of Parker in E. In the afternoon the Magnificat and Nunc Dimictis were sung to Garrett in D, the anthem being one by Dr. Bridge, 0 that men." The popular evening service in the Nave was attended by a crowded congregation. The hymns sung were From glory unto glory!" (processional), and The sower went forth sowing." Selections from Haydn's Creation were performed, the soloists being Messrs. A. Greenwood and J. H. Ditchburn. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Canon Hoskyns, M.A., and the offertories were on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. ST. PAUL'S. The services of thanksgiving for the ingather- ing of the harvest at St. Paul's Church, Boughton, commenced on Wednesday. The church was artistically decorated, and an over- flowing congregation was attracted to the evening service by ah elaborate and carefully rehearsed musical performance. The usual tuneful harvest hymns rendered included a pro- cessional, "To Thee, 0 Lord, our hearts we raise," to Sullivan's Jubilee tune, and the recessional, Holy Father, cheer our way," the hymn during the offertory being, The sower went forth sowing." The clergy who officiated were the Rev. F. Edwards, vicar, and the Rev. T. E. Evans, curate, who intoned the prayers; the Rev. Canon Cooper Scott, who read the lesaons and the Rev. T. Errington Scott, a former vicar of St. Paul's, who preached an impressive sermon. Psalm civ. was sung to Turle in C, the "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis" to Myles Foster in A, the anthem being Maunder's Praise the Lvrd." The organ, which was presided at by Mr. R. Thomas, the organist of the church, with his customary skill, was effectively supplemented by an orchestra, comprised principally of members of the Chester Orchestral Society, the conductor of which, Mr. J. T. Hughes, held the baton. A creditable performance was given of the first portion of Ilaydn's Creation," by the augmented choir and orchestra at the close of the ordinary service. The principal soloists were Miss Mary Langdon, Liverpool (soprano), Mr. A. Greenwood, who acted as substitute for Mr. W. E. Snelson, who was absent through indisposition (tenor), and Mr. G. H. Ditchburn (bass). Each of the artists did full justice to the beautiful solos the work, contains, particu- larly Miss Langdon in With verdure clad." The choruses in parts were somewhat lacking in harmony, but on the whole the performance was an enjoyable one. As a concluding voluntary, the prelude to Wagner's Lohengrin was given by the organ and band. The offertory, which was in aid of Chester Infirmary, amounted to nearly JE7. The CJ Creation" music was repeated on Sunday evening. ALL SAINRS", HOOLE. The harvest thanksgiving services at All Saints' Church, Hoole, commenced on Friday, and were continued on Sunday. A number of ladies had bestowed considerable time and labour in decorating the interior of the sacred edifice in a lavish and highly artistio manner, the reredos, communion rails, pulpit, organ and font being elaborately adorned with flowers and plants in great variety and oorn and grasses. Both after- noon and evening services were conducted by the vicar (the Rev. F. Anderson) and the curate (the Rev. Philip Cave-Moyles), and the sermons preached by the Rev. Fielden Nivin (Southport). The evening service was particularly bright and congregational, and the canticles were rendered to special tunes. The anthem, Fear not, 0 land," was sung in a manner which reflected credit to the ohoir and their master, Mr. Wright. Mr. Gerrard ably presided at the organ. The offertories were devoted to the parish school. On Sunday the serman was preached in the morn- ing by the Rev. A. E. Farrar, chaplain at the County Asylum, and in the evening by the Rev. A. Radford. The fruit used for the church decoration was given to the inmates of Chester Workhouse. UPTON. The harvest thanksgiving service was held in the Parish Church on Sun- day. The church was tastefully deco- rated by Mrs. Sparling, Mrs. Logan, Miss Logan, Mrs. R. Potts, Mrs. Bonnalie, Miss Cregeen, Miss Okell, and Miss Bateman. The font was artistically decorated by Mr. Price (Oakfield Gardens). Grapes were kindly sent by Mrs. Logan, Miss Massey, and Mrs. Dickson. Gifts of corn, wheat, oats, and barley were sent by Mr. Darlington and Mr. Rycroft. Apples, vegetables, and flowers were given by Mrs. B. C. Roberts, Major Phillimore, Mrs. White, Miss Cregeen, Mrs. Tyrer, and Miss Humberston. The sermon in the morning was preached by the vicar (the Rev. W. Sparling); in the evening the Rev. G. M. V. Hickey was the preacher. The anthem was, Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem" (Maunder). The offertories were in aid of the Chester Infirmary and the Con- valescent Home, Parkgate. GUILDEN SUTTON. Harvest thanksgiving services were held in this church on Thursday evening, and on Sunday. The services were choral, and the anthem While the earth remaineth (Simper) was very creditably rendered by the choir. At the Thursday evening service the preacher was the Rev. G. C. Briggs, of St. Barnabas' Church, Chester. The Vicar preached at the choral celebration on Sunday morning, and the Rev. A. E. Farrar, chaplain of the Upton Asylum, at the evening service. The church was very tastefully adorned with fruit, corn, and flowers, which had been liberally supplied by the parishioners. Mrs. Pitcairn Campbell also sent some bunches of grapes. The follow- ing ladies were among those who assisted in the work of decoratingMiss Rowley, Mrs. and Miss Dutton, Mrs. Healey, and Miss H. Jenkins.—The harvest thanksgiving services at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, were held on Sunday, the Rev. H. Davenport preaching in the morning and evening. Special selections were sung by the choir, Mrs. R. Cathcart Smith being the conductor. On Monday a public tea held in the schoolroom was well patronised, and in the evening a service of song, entitled Joy in Harvest," was well given by the choir, Mr. J. Garnett, of Chester, being the reader. The collections taken after each service were satisfactory. Thanks are due to Mrs. R. Cathcart Smith, Mrs. W. Thomas and lady helpers, Mr. J. Garnett, Mr. H. Thomas and others for their efforts in connection with the festival. TARVIN. The harvest thanksgiving services were held at St. Andrew's Church on Thursday in last week. The decorations had been tastefully executed by Mrs. Evans (vicarage), Mrs. McClure, the Misses Howcroft (2), Wright (2), Smith (2), the Misses Ankers, Lea, N. Shunoch, M. A. Davies, Platt, Sherwin, and Bull. The festival commenced with a celebration of the Holy Communion at eight o'clock. The even- ing service was, as usual, very largely attended, when an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Fergus Hill (vicar of Christ Church, Salford). The other clergy present were the Revs. T. J. Evans (vicar), B. N. Atkinson, and T. J. Nash. The musical portion of the service was in the hands of Mr. W. Wilkes (choir- master), under whose leadership the choir, in a very efficient manner, rendered the anthem "The Lord is Loving" (Dr. Garratt). Mrs. Wilkes presided at the organ. The collection, amounting to X6 5s. 3d., was given to the Chester Infirmary and Home Missions in the county of Chester. The services were continued on Sunday, when additional festival music was suilg, and the anthem repeated at the evening service. The preachers were the Rev. T. J. Nash in the morning, and the Vicar at the afternoon and evening services. The church was crowded at the latter service. WILLASTON (WIRRAL). The harvest festival at the parish church was, notwithstanding the inclement weather, attended by a full congregation. As usual, the decorations were in very good taste. Miss Graham was responsible for the sanctuary, assisted by Miss Dawson. Other decorators were-The Misses Eaton, the windows; Mrs. and Miss Watson, the pulpit; Miss Pownall, I the reading desk and Miss Dalglish, the font Mr. and Mrs. Mat. Clover sent some beautiful white flowers. The processional hymn was "Come ye thankful people come," and the recessional Our day of praise is done." There were services to the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. The anthem was "The Lord is loving to every man" (Caleb Simper). The prayers were intoned by the vicar, and the sermon was eloquently preached by the Ven. Archdeacon Goldwyer Lewis, rector of Aldford. The preacher dwelt chitfly upon True Imperialism," and pleaded on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, to which cause the thankofferings were given, as usual. The whole service was a very hearty one, and gifts in kind were sent by Mr. and Mrs. George Argyle, Mrs. Rainer Cottrell, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Sharps, Mrs. Jones (Nag's Head), Mr. Samuel Johnson, and others, including a gift of loaves from MrI. Williams, of Higher Bebington. The Rev. Charles G. Postance, vicar of Holy Trinity, Toxtetb Park, Liverpool, presided at the organ. THORNTON-LE-MOORS. The date of the annual harvest festival was fixed rather later than usual this year in order fixed rather later than usual this year in order to secure the aid of the parish lantern." Hapjpily, after a rather watery day, Wednescjay evening proved clear and bright, and many parishioners from a distance were enabled to be present. The church was well filled, and beauti- fully decorated. Flowers and evergreens, corn, fruit and vegetables had been sent from Ince Hall and Trafford Hall, and from every house in the parish, the previous day, so that there was no deficiency of materials. The flowers were even more abundant than in former years, the dahlias having fortunately escaped the frost. The fol- lowing ladies were busily employed in decorating the church for the festival:—Mrs. Prichard, Miss Barber, Miss R. Lee, Miss McWaters, the Misses Stafford, Mrs. R. Lloyd, Miss F. Lloyd, Miss M. Lloyd, Mrs. R. Edgerley, Miss M. Ellams, Miss Hatton, Miss M. Hatton, Miss Briscoe, and Miss M. Briscoe, besides other kind helpers. A sb" of the finest wheat flour was sent by an esteemed friend of the church and parish, from Chester, to adorn the chancel. The choir sang two of the favourite harvest hymns with excellent effect, and the anthem, Thou shalt dwell in the land," was given with great taste and feeling. The prayers and special lesson were read by the rector, the Rev. C. C. Prichard, and the Rev. Herbert Kidson, vicar of St. Margaret's, Prestwich, preached a clear and practical sermon on the dyty of thankfulness. A collection made at the close of the service realised jE4 10s. 4d., of which the churchwardens assigned JB1 Is. to the funds of the Parkgate Convalescent Home and the balance to the Chester Infirmary. MALPAS. The thanksgiving service was held at the Con- gregational Chapel on Thursday night, when there was a crowded congregation. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Alexander Mackennel, B.A., D.D., of Bowden. The sing- ing was of a hearty, congregational character, Miss Huxley playing the organ. The chapel was tastefully decorated by the following: —Mrs. Bevin, Mrs. T. Bevin, Mrs. G. S. Morgan, Mrs. J. O. Morgans, Mrs. Allman, Miss Lanceley, Miss Morgan, Miss Huxley, the Rev. J. O. Morgans, Messrs. J.. Fletcher, L. Fletcher, G. Turtle, F. Turtle, J. Pace and W. Allman. TATTENHALL. The harvest thanksgiving services were held on Thursday. The preacher in the evening was the Rev. Maurice Lutener, vicar of St. George's, Altrincham. The anthem, Father of Mercies, God of love," was ably rendered by the choir. Miss Ellerton presiding at the organ. The church was artistically decorated. The services were continued on Sunday. ROSSETT. A thanksgiving service to celebrate the ingathering of the harvest was held on Thursday evening, when there was a large congregation. The usual bright harvest hymns were sung. The special preacher was the Rev. Mr. Simpson, of Wrexham. The Vicar also took part in the service. Miss Boydell presided at the organ with her ueual ability. The following ladies were responsible for the decorations :—Mrs. James, the Misses Barker (Lynder), the Misses E. and R. Jones, Miss Boydell, Miss H. Boydell, Mrs. J. S. Boydell, Miss Sandbach, and Miss Babb. STOAK. A harvest thanksgiving service was held on Wednesday evening in the Parish Church which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with flowers, fruit and corn. Prayers were said by the vicar (the Rev. R. W. Prichard), while the lessons were read by the Rev. R. J. Fairclough, vicar of Backford, who also gave an appropriate and thoughtful sermon on the words: The time of harvest," which was listened to with marked attention by the large congregation. The music included, besides the usual hymns, Jackson's setting in F of the Cantata and Deus Misereatum, and was very creditably rendered by the choir, Miss J. Crawford presiding at the organ. 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