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GHASTLY ^TRAGEDY.

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TERRIBLE BOATING ACCIDENTS.…

CHESTER WOMAN'S WINDFALL.

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REDCAR MEETING.

DUNSTALL PARK MEETING.

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IWREXHAM RACES.

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ENGAGEMENT OF LADY LETTICE…

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ENGAGEMENT OF LADY LETTICE GROSVENOR --+- We have much pleasure in announcing that a marriage has been arrawged between Lady Lettice Grosvenor, younger sister of the Duke of Westminster, and daughter of the Countess Grosvenor, and Earl Beauchamp, of Madresfield Court, Malvern Link, Worcestershire. What will be Worcestershire's gain will be Cheshire's, and more especially Chester's loss. The gracious manner in which Lady Lettice has during the last few years taken a leading part in local social functions, coupled with her sympathetic interest in all charitable and philanthropic work, has won the heart of everyone, and her departure will leave a blank it will be difficult to fill. With the Eaton tenantry Lady Lettice is particularly popular, not only on account of her charming and amiable disposition, but by reason of the friendly concern she has always shewn for their welfare. At present Lady Lettice is staying with the Countess Grosvenor at Park-lane. LORD BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER. William Lygon is the seventh Earl Beauchamp, the title having been created in 1815. He is 30 years of age, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. His lordship succeeded his father in 1891. In 1895-96 he was Mayor of Wor- cester, and discharged the duties of Chief Magis- trate of that city with great ability. He' was a member of the London School Board from 1897 to 1899, and in the latter year he was created K.C.M.G. and appointed Governor and Comman- der-in-Chief of New South Wales. Mr. Chamber- lain was criticised in some quarters for appointing so young a man to a position of this importance, but Earl Beauchamp fully justified the favourable expectations that had been formed of him, and discharged the duties with dignity and tact. His lordship has promised to present to the Common- wealth of Australia a portrait of the King in his Coronation robes, and has been fortunate in his choice of an artist. Mr. John Longstaff, to whom his Majesty has promised sittings, is described as one of the most accomplished of the little group of able painters of Australian birth. Earl Beauchamp's town house is 125, Piccadilly, W., and his club is The Travellers. Lord Ampthill is his brother-in-law, having married in 1394 Lady Margaret Lygon. Our Worcester correspondent telegraphs: — Earl Beauchamp took life seriously at college, throwing himself keenly into religious and philan- thropic work. He entered public life in 1896, when he became Mayor of Worcester. He asso- ciated himself freely with religious and educational movements. stimulating by personal interest the Church work of the city and all deserving local institutions. As chairman of the Health Com- mittee, he went deeply into sanitary matters, and in a maiden speech in the House of Lords the same year he introduced the Public Health, Sewers and Drains Bill, moving the second read- ing in a manner which earned warm congratula- tions. He was elected a city councillor at the end of his mayoralty. He was chairman of the Worcester Chamber of Agriculture the same year. The insight into the conditions cf tho poor gained during his residence in East London broadened his sympathies and made him a warm supporter and honorary colonel of the Church Lads' Brigade. His mayoral hospitalities were on a colossal scale, representatives of all public bodies, religious denominations and philanthropic institutions being invited to the official banquets. Citizens to the number of 14,000 were at one time entertained at garden parties at Madresfield, his lordship's beautiful Worcester seat. Of strong musical tastes Lord Beauchamp assisted his sister, Lady Mary Lygon, who has actively sup- ported him throughout his career in establishing musical competitions to stimulate efficiency in church choirs. In 1898 his lordship was elected a progressive member of the London School Board, and was president of the Worcestershire Association of the Church School Managers and Teachers, and pre- sided at the festival dinner in London in aid of the Teachers' Benevolent and Orphan Fund. Early in 1899 he was appointed Governor of New South W ales, where he was most cordially re- ceived. He discharged his duties with character- istic vigour, making himself personally acquainted with the people and characteristics of the colony. His addresses to the Colonial Voltiiiteeri for South Africa were marked by a patriotic and Imperial- istic fervour. His term of office closed on the ap- pointment of Lord Hopetoun as Governor-Generai of Federated Australia. He has travelled much, is a polished and lucid speaker, a connoisseur of the fine arts, and a staunch Churchman. Rumours of his engagement to many distinguished ladies have from time to time been current, but his lordship has always laughingly denied them. Out of harness, he is free to develop a flourish- ing Madresfield Agricultural Club, which he founded, and other local institutions with which he is identified, and in the House of Lords to watch over the interests of the Church, of which he is a faithful guardian. He is handsome in face and figure. His sister. Lady Mary Lygon, is a woman-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales. The announcement of his lordship's engagement has given great satisfaction in Worcester, where he is most popular.

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ITERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT HOLYHEAD…

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THE PIERROTS. .

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TARPORLEY

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. FRODSHAM.

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CHESTER STOCK & SHARE LIST…

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