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THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.

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DUKE OF WESTMINSTER'S RETURN.

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DUKE OF WESTMINSTER'S RETURN. THE TENANTRY'S WELCOME. A meeting of the Duke of Westminster's Chester and Cheshire tenantry was held yester- day (Tuesday) afternoon at the Blossoms Hotel to arrange for welcoming his Grace on his return from the war, and on coming to take up his residence in his Cheshire home. Mr. John Jones, of Saighton, as one of the oldest tenants on the estate, presided, and the meeting was largely attended by both city and country tenants. Mr. S. R. Fearnall was appointed hon. secretary, and a committee was formed to undertake the arrangements for the presenta- tion of an illuminated address to the Duke, extending a hearty welcome home from the tenantry. A PUBLIC WELCOME. TOWN COUNCIL'S DECISION. We understand that nothing definite will be done with reference to the arrange- ments for welcoming the Duke of West- minster home until the committee has been formed. The desire is, of course, to make the committee as representative as possible, and with this object the Mayor has invited those of his fellow-citizens who are desirous of co-operating to meet him and the members of the Town Council at the Town Hall, to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at four o'clock, for the purpose of forming the committee and organising the arrangements. At Chester Town Council, on Wednesday, the Mayor (Colonel H. T. Brown) explained that a communication was made to him on Tuesday that the Duke of Westminster in all proba- bility would land in England, on his return from South Africa, on the 2nd November. (Hear, hear.) He had always understood that it would be the wish of the Council and the wish of the city, on the Duke's return, more especially as his Grace was abroad at the time, and they were unable to shew their respect for him on the occasion of his attaining his majority, to shew the Duke some token of their goodwill on his first coming among them after taking possession of his titles and estates. (Applause.) In all probability, although it was indefinite at present, his Grace would be in Chester a very few days after his landing in England. He (the Mayor) now asked them to allow him to consider them the nucleus of a committee, to be extended by the addition of other of their fellow citizens outside the Council, for the pur- pose of considering and carrying out, if it were thought desirable to do so, and he had no doubt it would be, something in the way of a public acknowledgment to the Duke on his arrival, and possibly some festivities on the occasion. He now asked the Sheriff to second the following resolution, which he (the Mayor) moved:— "That the Council do resolve them- selves into a committee, with power to add to their number to any extent that it might be thought desirable by them, for the purpose of testifying their good- will to his Grace on his return to England, safe and sound as they all hoped he would be; also on his attaining his majority." He asked the members of the Council to be good enough to give any names which suggested themselves to them as being those of gentlemen likely to wish to join the Committee. The wider they threw the matter open the better. There would be almost a unanimous wish on the part of the citizens to testify their goodwill. The Sheriff (Mr. R. Lamb) I have great pleasure in seconding. Alderman J. J. Cunnah: Would it be advis- able to have a public meeting so as to enable any gentleman wishing to join the committee to do so ? The Town Clerk: If the Council decides to-day to form the nucleus of a committee, the Mayor would, if agreeeable to the members of the Council, issue a notice inviting all citizens who wished to co-operate, to meet on a certain day. The Mayor said if a large committee was formed smaller committee's could be selected from it to carry out the details of the cele- bration. The motion was carried unanimously. OTHER REFERENCES. Mr. George Barbour alluded to the Duke's home-coming at the prize distribution of the -Cheshire Dairy Farmers' Association on Wednesday as follows :-1 see from the news- papers that the youthful Duke of Westminster is starting to-day from Capetown for his native country. He has hoisted the English flao, on the heights of Pretoria.-(applause) --and I hope it will not be a far distant day when he comes to live among his tenants and neigh- bours, and when we may often see him taking the same interest in this Association that his grandfather did for many years. (Renewed applause.) The Earl of Crewe, speaking at the same gathering, said:—I have had the pleasure of knowing the present Duke of Westminster from his early boyhood, and I may say-and I am sure his friends will say so too-he is sure to carry out all the good traditions of his house. He has had a great chance; he has been asso- ciated in the most interesting possible scene with the most eminent civilian in South Africa, and the most eminent general. (Applause.) That, we feel, has been of great advantage to him, and when he returns, as I trust he soon will, I am quite certain he will receive a very warm welcome indeed to the home of his ancestors. (Applause.)

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WHITCHURCH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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SIR J. BRUNNER AND THE WAR.…

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REMOVAL OF INFECTIOUS PATIENTS.

THE CREWE ELECTION.

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