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PEACE PROSPECTS.

CHESTER CATHEDRAL.

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CITY POLICE COURT.

FISHERMEN'S FAIR. e

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VOLUNTEERS' HOME-COMING. —+

THE 3RD CHESHIRES. ---+----

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ALLEGED TRADE SWINDLE. *

DISTRICT COUNCILS. -♦

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AN APRIL NIGHT

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LADY LETTICE QEOSVENOR'S WEDDING.…

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CORRESPONDENCE.

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES AND THE"…

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES AND THE CORONATION. j'> I ana afraid the action of certain-unautho- lised members of the various friendly societies in the city will be the cause 05 one of the worst features of the coming celebrations. Who and what is the individual who takes it upon himself to assert that he can influence iiis soeietv by the provision of so much beer Has he the authority of his society for such a statement. I venture to say "no," and that the members of such society will repudiate his a-ctiou wjiii scorn. Does the cxpenence 01 the past justuy such a statement? J again say "no." My long experience of mem- bers of friendly societies \s that they would havo been dohglvttcl to have taken their part in the- festivities, and I don't yet despair of seeing them do so, if better counsels can be brought to bear. I cannot help thinking the *e must be something bccow the surface, or we rj-c,,f be an ungrateful lot. Let. us look back to the generous support we have unfailingly received from the Mavcvs, Corporation, nobility, clergy and gentry of tho city a.nd neighbournood, v/hf never it has been solicited. I refer in part-kular to then action during tho time the A.O.F. y,ere endeavouring to bring their High Court to Chester, and during tho holding of that High Court. It has always since been held up as an example tc. others, and I am not afraid to say that wnat s been done in the past would be done in the future. Is it, then, just to ourselves, or a recognition of favours received, for a few (I say advisedly) unauthorised members of our societies to decide such an important. ques- tion without even consuitmg- their courts, lodges, etc ? May I suggest that the tioc;eties at once take up the question. I have no 'far as to the result. It may be that we should :a."e to do without bands. What matter? I say members of friendly societies are among the most oyal portion of his Majesty's subjects, and ti*ai it will add to their dignity not to allow that question to prevent their demonstrating. In conclusion, 1 would al-o vert* ture to ask the members kdvviduaily, should a procession be decided upon,, to make- it a point to attend, and so shew that unauthorised, im- petuous, no iiiend of friendij society-men what their opinion is of his rash statement. I believo he is one of those goody-goodies who made the statement for his own aggrandisement!—I am, sir, UNITAS, BENEVOLENTLY ET CONCORDIA.

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CHESTER INFIRMARY.

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- C.-B. AND THE BOERS.