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A. DANGEROUS RANGE.—The Parish Council of Weaverham, near Northwich, have resolved Jjo memorialise the War Office respecting the to the public which exists when firing is Joking place at the Owley Wood Rifle Range. *oi8 range has been provided at considerable by the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the "heshire Volunteer Regiment, and is considered one of the most perfect of its kind. It is in 41most daily use by Volunteers, as well as by Recruits from Chester Castle. LOCAL WILL.-Probate of the will, dated 2211d May, 1897, of Mr. William Henry Gascoyne, Reaver, of Tilstone, Malpas, and formerly of -Fymaen, Oswestry, who died on the 18th July 1àst, leaving personalty of the nett value of £35,971 15s. lid., and the gross value of the ^hole of whose estate is £ 50,192 10s. Id., has been granted to his daughter Winifred Harriet, wife of Mr. Harold Mead Joynson, of Tilston, Margaret Owen and John Owen, of Oswestry. The testator bequeathed to his Nephew, Frederick Sharpe, 9500, and to his daughter, Mrs. Joynson, his furniture and household effects, and he left his residuary estate in trust for her and her children. OISATH OF A MOLD BANK MANAGER.—The death of Mr. W. H. R. M. Johnson, for many years manager of the Mold Branch of the National Provincial Bank of England, occurred Sunday afternoon, at his residence in Sigh-street. The deceased gentleman, who Was in the prime of life, was greatly respected Flintshire, and he will be much missed by a *&ffge circle of acquaintances. About twelve Months ago he obtained leave of absence and visited Russia. While there he contracted a distressing internal complaint, the nature of which medical men found it difficult to dia nose. The deceased gentleman was attended by specialists in the medical profession, but he gradually sank in health. He had only recently dergone an operation. Much sympathy is felt for his wife and only daughter, whom he leavea behind. Mr. Johnson was a staunch Churchman, and took a great interest in local affairs. TRYDDTN LICENSING PROSECUTION. The Mold Magistrates on Monday heard a charge of belling intoxicants to a drunken person pre- ferred against John Williams, landlord of the Hand Inn, Tryddyn. Mr. J. B. Marston appeared for the police, who prosecuted, and hlr. A. E. Lewis, of Wrexham, was for the defence.—Mr. Marston said this case was the sequel to an assault case heard at the previous Sessions. On that occasion it was shewn that on the 4th inst. a Mrs. Mary Jane Williams went to the Hand Inn to seek her husband, and found him there in a state of intoxication. Some Words arose between her and the wife of the landlord, which resulted in the latter assaulting her. The landlord's wife was fined for this "Sault a fortnight ago. It transpired in the ^ourse of evidence then given that Lewis Williams had been in the house about five hours, and had been drinking and sleeping there. He did not reach home until after closing time, although his wife had previously called. A number of witnesses were after- vrarcis called for the defence to shew that Lewis Williams was not what might be called drunk. Mr. Lewis said this was a well-known house, about 200 years old, and his clients were respectable people, who had kept it for 18 months in a satisfactory manner. He claimed that on the evidence it was shewn that Lewis Williams was not drunk.—The Bench fined the landlord £1 and costs, including advocate's fee, the total amount being XZ 19s. NANTWICH ISOLATION HOSPITAL.—A special meeting of the Nantwich Rural District Council was held at the Lamb Hotel, on Satur- day afternoon, under the presidency of Canon ^lackburne, to pass a resolution in respect of the proposed joint isolation hospital.—The Chairman moved: "That an application be Blade to the Local Government Board, under Section 279 of the Public Health Act, 1875, for j. provisional order constituting the rural district of Nantwich and the urban district of ^"antwich a united district, for the purpose of the provision and maintenance by the joint districts of an isolation hospital to accommodate sixteen patients; that the structural and establishment expenses of such hospital be borne in the following proportions, 'l.iz. :-By the rural district of Nantwich, twelve- Sixteenths; by the urban district of Nantwich, tour-sixteenths; that the constituent authori- ties be liable for the patients' expenses of the js«es sent from their respective districts. And that the representations of the constituent authorities on the joint board be in proportion to the structural expenses borne by each Authority."—Mr. J. Wood seconded.—Mr. S. Jackson, junr., objected to the apportionment of the cost on the ground that the people in the country by being healthier than townspeople *ere not likely to use the hospital so much.- But the Chairman pointed out that the number of cases of infectious disease in the country was a little larger than that from the town of Nant- wich.—The resolution was carried unanimously. NORTH WALES LICENSED VICTUALLERS.—The ^embers of the Carnarvonshire, Anglesey, and Merionethshire Licensed Victuallers' Associa- tion held their annual banquet on Wednesday At the British Hotel, Bangor. The chair was Occupied by Mr. F. Thompson (Burton-on-Trent) and the vice chair by Mr.W. S. Smith(Wrexham). Replying to the toast of the National Trade defence and Kindred Associations," Mr. J. R. **ae (Chester) said that as a trade organisation they had come out very successfully after the general election, and they had every reason to Congratulate themselves upon the result. They had helped to return to power a Government which would, at least, be fair and square to them. When the General Election began they bla4a up their minds to be patriots first, but Afterwards to return to power a Government that would be fair to their trade. When they found a man who promised to be fair to their trade, they decided to offer no opposition to him. When they looked at the position of the Opposition in the House of Commons they need have no fear of the bogey of Local Veto coming up to to disturb their equanimity. They had done with Local Veto As a piece of practical politics, but they had not quite done with a great many fads and fancies which would be brought before them. They watch those bills very carefully, such as those with regard to the extension of the Sunday Closing Act and the serving of children ^JUder sixteen years of age. Mr. Herbert Lewis, Mr. Maclaren, and others, all teetotallers, told the tied-house tenant that he was an oppressed j^an, and that he sacrificed himself to the in- terest of the great brewers. If there were differences within their own ranks they could Settle them without the assistance of such men. TEMPERANCE MISSION AT CHESTER.—Under the auspices of the National British Women's temperance Association, a three days' mission Was opened in Chester on Sunday, under the hCOIlductorship of two able lady missioners, who have on a former occasion appeared before a jocal temperance audience, Misses Vincent and Cummins, from Australia. These ladies, who e world missionaries of the National British Women's Temperance Association, have gained a reputation as exceptionally clever advocates of the cause, and have been received with much ehthusiasm in all parts of England. On Sunday Evening the missionaries addressed a crowded feting in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, yeorge-street, under the presidency of the Rev. J^mes Travis. On Monday evening, at the temperance Hall, Miss Vincent addressed an flowing audience on the subject of her life stopy, which was of a thrilling character. Mr. 4. H. Spencer (president of the C.C.T.S.) ^ficupied the chair, and in introducing the Tweaker, remarked that the temperance party rejoice that in these dayB women had de- nted themselves to the work with an earnestness rfd-ac energy as they had never done in former They had to depend in a great measure °r fehefadvance of temperance work in Chester SPon ladies and bands of hope, and the was doing a great and excellent ork. Miss Vincent, who illustrated her Address bp s. number of beautiful lantern views, eld the attention of her audience to an loquent sketch of a remarkable life story in hich the speaker figured as a victim of the *^86 of intoxicating liquor. In the course of J?* Address Migg Vincent took the opportunity jtv denouncing grocers' licences, which, she jL~°ught, were one M the greatest curses which j^d ever been introduced into any country. er in the historyof any nation could there -.s found so much drunkenness among women n vailed at the present day. (Hear, hear). K .wAa a disgrace to our country and our ij^jfrslatiire that the accursed drink traffic was t If the womanhood of the country was h l!led what would become of it P They often **d it ggjd that the hand that rocked the ^le ruled the world," and if there was a og^uken mother, she would have drunken jSpring, and thus the country would be ruined jL»ond au qUe8tion of getting a sober people in future. (Hear, hear).—During the eyening were gives by Migs Warxneley .asd Mis# <hj?d. Last (Tuesday).evening the missioners eam in the TomperanceiEwl-I