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Professor Alfred W. Hughes, of King's Col- lege, principal of the Welsh Hospital, who has just arrived from South Africa, is still confined to his bed with typhoid fever. Mrs. Egerton Warburton has resigned the post of Vice-President of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association for the County of Chester (22nd regimental district), and the Countess Grosvenor has been appointed in her place. Sir Philip and Lady Grey Egerton have left OUItOn for a short stay with Earl Egerton of Tatton, at Tatton Park, Knutsford. Sir Philip will return to Tarporley for the hunting season at the beginning of next week, when the Tarporley Hunt Club hold their meeting at the Swan Hotel. The War Office has intimated that Captai1 Gordon Wood, commanding the Shrops Company of Imperial Yeomanry, was killed ill j action with Lord Methuen's force on Saturdsl- ] The deceased officer was the eldest son of r. Edward Wood, of Culmington Shropshire. The Countess Valda Gleichen has been the guest of Lady Margaret Ormsby. Gore Malpas. On Sunday morning aud evening Countess sang with much sweetness 0 a expression special selections of sacred mosio U* the Parish Church. Collections amounting to X13 4s. 10J. were made on behalf of the restoff tion of the Church. The Rector (the Rev- the Hon. A. R. Parker) preached in the mornilgl and the Rev. J. Armitstead in the eveniBff* Countess Gleichen was accompanied on tb.. organ by Mr. J. A. A. Williams, Beddgelert. A CHESHIRE MAN WITH THE C.I.V.'s.-One o £ the City Imperial Volunteers who are returO* ing from South Africa, is Private Peter TITLEF, who is a Cheshire man, being the younger act of the late Rev. E. Titley, of Peckforton, Vicag of Burwardsley and chaplain to the late Lord Tollemache for many years. Private Titlet was engaged on the London Corn Exchange folr some years, and was the recipient of a hand" some testimonial from his employers and othet friends before leaving for South Africa. 1Ie took great interest in athletics, is a member of the committee of the South London Harriers, and is one of the six who in the foot-roo organised by that body in 1899 from London to Brighton, successfully finished well within the prescribed time of 81 hours a distance of 52" miles. He is a member of the London Rifo Brigade. A telegram from Johannesburg states that the volunteers attached to the Cheshire Kegi* ment have left for England. Mr. George Wyndham has undertaken to compose the epitaph which is to be carved OIl the front of an obelisk to be erected over the Chelsea pensioners' graves in Brompton caDle- tery. The attention of our readers is directed to the Meister Glee Singers' Concert, which takeS- place at the Music Hall, on Friday evening. A full announcement appears in our advertise* ment columns. An effigy of the late Duke of Westminster., which will hereafter surmount his Grace's last resting-place, is being executed by an eminent sculptor in the studio of a South London firlo of marble masons. The dead Duke is depicted recumbent, attired in his peers' robes, and, so far as the work is gone, the pourtrayal promisee an excellent likeness. The Earl and Countess of Hopetoun arrived" at Bombay on Friday. Both were in excel* lent health. They landed quietly, and stayed at Government House until Monday. Lord 1 and Lady Hopetoun propose to travel to Agrg and Lucknow, and perhaps to Delhi. The details of the journey have, however, not yet been settled. They will probably meet Lord Curzon, the Viceroy, and Lord Northcote at Bombay a fortnight hence. Lord and Lady Hopetoun will then journey to Madras, Travail* core, and Colombo. The Marquis and Marchioness of Chol- mondeley have been entertaining a large party at Cholmondeley Castle for partridge shooting. The birds are fairly plentiful and very strong on the wing. On Monday the rabbits in the Deer Park were shot and excellent sport enjoyed. The guns were six in number, and consisted of the Marquis of Cholmondeley, the Earl of Enniskillen, Earl Cowley, Lord Kenyon* the Hon. George Ormsby-Gore, and Mr. Hugh Peel. The coverts will be shot for pheasants next month, when good bags are anticipated. CHESTER AND NORTH WALES ASSIZES. The following days and places have been ap- pointed for holding the autumn assizes:- North Wales and Chester circuit (Mr. Justice Bigham) Thursday, October 25. at Carnarvon; Monday, October 29, at Ruthin; Thursday* > November 1, at Chester. RESTORATION OF THE CATHEDRAL.^—We glad to learn that the total sum required for restoring the south transept of the Cathedral, and placing a monument there as memorial to the late Duke of Westminster, baS practically been subscribed. The ready manned in which the proposal has been taken up by residents in the city, county, and North Wales has been most gratifying, anu has shewn in the most unmistakable way the esteem in which the memory of the late Duke is held. THE DEATH OF A LISCARD POUQEMAN SAD SEQUEL.—On Sunday, at noon, William Gibaoo, farmer, Minshull Vernon, aged 55, died under very distressing circumstances. On Saturday afternoon he attended the funeral of his sou* P.C. George Gibson, of Liscard, whose death il supposed to be due to eating tainted meat • at Altrincham, while on special duty at the election. The father was taken ill immediately afterwards, and despite medical attentions he died. Mr. Gibson's death is supposed, to be due to shock. HAWARDBN GAINS PORTION OF BUCKLEY. A. communication was received on Friday,, from the Local Government Board, to the effect that they have given careful consideration to the evidence taken at the recent Buckley Inquiry, and it appears tO them that having regard to all the oircum- stances of the case, it is advisable that the proposed transfer of the parish of Buckley (Mold) from the Holywell Union to* the Hawarden Union should be effected. They' will, therefore, proceed to issue an order direct- ing such transfer to take effect from Lady Day next. ST. MARY'S-WITHOTJT-THE-WALLS HABVNST FESTIVAL.—The harvest thanksgiving at this church were held on Sunday, and were, attended by crowded congregations. The' interior of the handsome edifice had beeD" decorated in a lavish and artistic manner for the' occasion by the following ladies:-Miss Birch* (altar), Miss Taylor, Miss Mill, Miss Mocatta- (chancel rails and standards), Miss S. Robiw (choir and clergy stalls), Miss Roberts and Mrs. Bellamy (loctern), Miss Thompson (pulpit), Missel Porter (font), and the soldiers of Chester Castle depot (the nave windows). The services commenced by a celebration of Holy Communion at seven a.m., which was followed by a choral celebration at eight. The usual morning service was held at eleven, the preacher being the Rev. F. Tilney Stonex (rector of St. Peter's), who gave a forcible discourse from the text Pro. c. iv., 28. The musical portion of the service, well and effectively led by the choir, and heartily rendered by the large congregation, included the usual bright harvest hymns, and several special tunes to canticles, including the" Te Deum" (to Smart in F), and the Gloria" (to Maunder in G). A children's service was held in the afternoon, at which an address was given by the Bay. Prebendary Bellamy. At the evening service the anthem 0 Sing (Tarrance) was rendered, while the" Magnificat" and" NUDO Dimittis were rendered to Maunder in G. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Daniel Davies (rector of Denbigh) from the text Gal. vi., 2. Mr. W. S. Hughes presided at the organ throughout the day. The offertories were in aid of the Infirmary. ROYAL ARCH MASONRV IN CHESHIRE.A meeting of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Cheshire was held at Runcorn on Saturday under the charter of the Bridgewater Chapter, 758. The Provincial Grand Superintendent (the Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton, M.P.), and other officers opened the chapter in one of the rooms of the Parish Church Schools, kindly lent by the Rev. Canon Maitland Wood and the managers. There were companions present from Birkenhead, Chester, Altrincham, Hyde, Stockport, Crewe, Knutsford, and Bun. corn, the attendance being exceptionally good. The Provincial Grand Superintendent delivered an appropriate address, in which he alluded with gratification to the progress of Royal Arch Masonry in the pro- vince of Cheshire. He afterwards appointed the following companions as his principal fficers :-F. K. Stevenson, Birkenhead, as James White, Bridgewater Chapter, as J.; Wo1' Hankinson, Bridgewater Chapter, as Principal Sojourner; and T. H. Annett, Bridgewater Chapter, as Auditor. The Provincial Grand Chapter voted sums of money to each of the local provincial charity institutions, and At the conclusion of the business the companiolw adjourned to the Masonic Rooms in Devonshire- square, where high tea was much en-joyed. The usual loyal and masonic toasts were proposed and duly honoured. The Grand Superintendent announced that the next Provincial Grand Chapter would be held at Birkenhead.