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AGRICULTURE. +

WIRRAL BOARD 7 OF GUARDIANS.…

HAWARDEN CHURCH. ——+

-=I ARMY EDUCATION. .

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ST. AIDAN'S COLLEGE. .

ALLEGED CHURCH ROBBERY.

"THE WORST WOMAN IN MOLD."

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Saturday was the anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, who was born on May 24tli, 1819. The Earl of Derby has made a remission of 20 per cent. to his Macclesfield Forest, Rainow, and Wildboar Clough tenants. In response to the Lord Mayor of London's appeal for subscriptions in aid of the distressed inhabitants of St. Vincent a list was opened at the Town Council on Wednesday and the satis- factory sum of C,44 17s. promised. The chief donations were tlt) by the Mayor, E5 each by Alderman Churton and Mr. B. C. Roberts, and f3 by the Town Clerk (Mr. S. Smith). CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY.-—In the 84th annual report of the Incorporated Church Building Society the following general summary is given of the operations of the society since its formation in 1818 :—Total number of applications for aid, 10,420. Grants made, 8,600; viz, maid of the erection of 2,365 additional churches and chapels, and of rebuilding, enlarging, or otherwise improving the accommodation in 6,235 existing churches and chapels. By these means more than two million additional seats were proposed to be obtained, of which about three-fourths were to be set apart for the free use of the parishioners. Sum voted by the society towards these works £ 1,021,030, or (excluding grants cancelled, £ 120,947), £ 895,683. Estimated amount of further expenditure- on the part of the public, £ 15,281,884. LADY- LETTICE GKOSVICNOK\S R IAXCK. — The Worcestershire Echo" commenting on the "Courant's" announcement of the engagement of Lady Lettice Grosvenor and Lord Beau- champ, says:—"Since his coming of age Lord Beauchamp has endeared himself to city and county by a brilliant and muni- ficently hospitable Mayoralty, by valuable municipal work, and by consistent and generous efforts to promote the well-being of his tenants and neighbours. Everybody will join in the cordial congratulations and good wishes which the auspicious intimation is sure to call forth." The "Worcestershire Daily Times" remarks: "All classes of citizens of Worcester will! anticipate with much pleasure the wedding of the noble lord, who for some time was an active member of the Corporation, was a most gracious and generous Mayor, and has shewn a liberal appreciation of benevolent, edueational, and OtAW good work iu LIA-1. í,)." .<

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