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,ZULUS DEFEAT BOERS.

HINDON SURRENDERS.

THE CHESHIRE SERVICE COMPANY.

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SPAIN'S KING CROWNED. -----+---

IIOOLE CHURCH VESTRY.

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IIOOLE CHURCH VESTRY. ADJOURNED MEETING. THE ORGAN CONDEMNED. The adjourned vestry meeting at All Saints' Church, Hoole, was held on Thursday evening, the vicar (the Rev. F. Anderson) presiling over a small attendance. The Vicar reported that Mr. Coveney had pre- sented the church with a Union Jack for the Coronation and a cordial vote of thanks was passed for the gift. The Vicar said a service would be heid in the church on the morning of the Coronation day, as it appeared to be the general wish of the clergy I in Chester that such a service should be held Mr. Morgan moved that a fund be ou-ned for the provision of a new organ for the parish cnurcn. There was no doubt that a new organ was necessary, and he thought they wrre under a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Gerrard for the way he had managed the organ under the dis- advantages. Mr. Ellis seconded the motion. Mr. J. Wright (choirmaster) said the oro-an demoralised the choir. He had so-ght the opinion of three representative orsramsts in v^nester on the instrument. Mr. J. ]\ Dean stated that a more wretched instrument it world be impossible to find certainly in any church in Chester. lUr. A. H. Robinson, organist at Eaton C.iapei, said the instrument was absolutely use- less and out of date. It would be madness to attempt to improve it, and if anybody was anxious to make use of it he would advise him to cnop it up for firewood. (Laughter.) He never before piayed on such an instrument. Mr. Richard Thomas organist of St. Paul's, stated that it was by far the worst organ he had played uoon both in town and country churches. It was altogether out of date, and he could comoaro it from a musical point of view to a box of screech- ing whistles. (Laughter.) It was more in keep- /TS u ban-el organ heard at country fairs Laughter.) He was truly sorry for the cnoir- i-iaster, and especially for the organist, in ha.in<- iT01'^ With such an instrument. wu-W,illiama submitted an estimate from Mr. W hiteley, organ builder, of the eos„ of ATVrff-n- ,whlcl? amounted to about JC45C. f «<H.Id be glad to have old organ to lead the singing in th« >>> s.sion S ,Ho Sillcere!y hoped that before loiu trev would have an organ worthy of the churc'n and tne growing parisn. Mr. •• Coveney thought a new organ w udd necessitate the provision of a new vest' if it was placed wnere the old one stood. If (hat £ 1000^ v,'ou1-d probably require a sum of Gcl;rai;d (organist) pointed out t! Mr. mtolej said that a three manual org in could vestry0 wlthout interfering with the parent The Vicar remarked that they must nor W their senools even for the sake of the org;„i. If the Education Bill now passing through "i avha- ment became law it would not help th'am m the enlargement cf the schools, and the managers would still have to provide for it. The Cmuch ?! t0,l,ld "ot afford to lose her schools On the other hand, he did not want to stand in the way of a new organ, and he thought a lund should be opened and a committee for The motion was carried. of Mr- J" w"ght, '< < oi.ded bv Mr. T. Chalton, a committee was fo-iPcd to deal with the subject. The subject of the church ventilation was after- Sc"'sse<1 and referred to the church

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,THE ROYAL VISIT TO WALES.…

OYSTER CULTURE IN NORTH WALES

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THE LATE COLONEL MILLER. .

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