ORDINATIONS. DIOCESE OF CHESTER. The Lord Bishop of Cheater held an Ordination in Chester Cathedral on Trinity Sunday, when the following were ordained. DSACONS R John Christian Houghton, B.A., of Selwyn College, Cambridge. licensed to St. Peter's. Stockport. Martin Hill Ridgway, B.A., of St. Darid's College, Lampeter. and Salisbury Theological College, licensed to St Thomas7, Stockport. PHIKSTS Kenelm Edmund Bodington, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, and St. Aidan's College, Birken- head. John Alaric Davys. B.A., of Jesus College, Oxford. Robert George Fairhurst, B.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford. Cecil Grafton Norton. M.A., of Keble College, Oxford, and Wells Theological College Henry Preston Vaughan Nunn, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. William Owen, of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, Arthur Robinson, of the London College of Divinity, St. John's Hall, Highbury, The Gospel was read by the Rer. M. H. Ridgway, B.A., newly-ordained deacon, and the sermon preached by the Rev. Wynn Healey, M. A., vicar of St. Olave's, Finsbury Park, London, from Romans viii., 18v. ST. ASAPH. At a general ordination held bv the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph in his Cathedral Church on Sunday, the following gentlemen were ordained :— DEACONS. John Walter Lloyd, B.A, St. David's College, Lampeter, and St. Michael's College, Aberdare. Leonard Bottomley Fleming, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin. Thomas Felix, B.A., St. David's College, and St. Michael's College, Aberdare. Robert Peters Roberts, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin. David Jones Bowen, M.Sc., University of Liver- pool. Hugh Robert Williams, a literate. David Richard Griffiths, B.A., University of Durham. PRIEST. Alfred Abel. B.A., St David's College, Lampeter, and St. Michael's College, Aberdare. The following gentlemen were ordained by letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Bangor. DEACON. Richard Owen Jones, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford, and St. Michael's College, Aberdare. PRIEST. William Rees Jones, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter. The following gentlemen were ordained by letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Llandaff DEACONS. John James Davies, B.A., St. John's College, Cambridge, and St. Michael's College, Aberdare. Llewelyn Roberta, Selwyn Cottage, Cambridge. The preacher was the Rev. Harry Drew, vicar of Buckley, who took for his text Hebrews vii., 24.. Tli3 grospeller was Mr. Richard Owen Jones. The Bishop afterwards licensed Mr. John Walter j Lloyd to the curacy of Denbigh, Mr. Leonard Bottomley Fleming to the curacy of Bistre, Mr. Thomas Felix to the curacy of Minera, Mr. Robert Peters Roberts to the curacy of Bangor-is-y- Coed, TMr. David Jones Bowen to the curacy of Ruabon, Mr. Hugh Robert Williams to the curacy of Bagillt, and Mr. David Richard Griffiths to the curacy of Abergele.
DEATH OF MR. H. R. BOWERS. 0 We regret to state that on Tuesday evening Mr. H. R. Bowers died at his residence, 19, Hoole- road, after a lengthy illness. Deceased had been in indifferent health for some time. Mr. Bowers, who was 80 years of age, was one of the oldest Freemen in the city, having been admitted to the Freedom in 1842. For many years he took a prominent part in public affairs. In 1878, when the late Mr. F. A. Dickson was elected an alderman, Mr. Bowers was appointed to represent St. John's Ward in his plaoe. He was not re-elected on November 1st, 1881, but in the following month he was returned for Trinity Ward in the place of Mr. T. J. Mason deceased. Mr. Bowers represented Trinity Ward in the Council until the 19th January, 1898, when he was appointed an alderman in the place of the late Mr. T. Q. Roberts. He was not however, re-elected to the aldermanic rank on the 9th November of the same year. He filled the ancient office of Sheriff in 1881, and was made a justice of the peace for the city on June 6th, 1888. Mr. Bowers carried on for many years the business of a brick and tile manufacturer at Ruabon. He became a Lif>eral-Unionist on the introduction of Mr. G ladstone's ill-fated Home Rule Bill, and was a staunch Wesleyan, being a valued supporter, and until recently a regular attendant at the St. John- street Chapel. Mr. Bowers leaves a widow and a grown-up family. TOWN COUNCIL'S SYMPATHY. At Wednesday's meeting of the Town Council the Mayor moved—"That the members of this Council deeply regret to record the death of Mr. Henry Richard Bowers, justice of the peace, Sheriff in 1881. and for a period of 20 years a valued member of the Counoil, and express to Mrs. Bowers and family the sincere sympathy of the Council in their bereavement."—The Sheriff seconded, and the motion was carried, the mem- bers ail standing. MAGISTERIAL REFERENCE. At the Chester City Police Court on Thursday morning, Mr. J. R. Thomson (who presided) said he desired to mention, and he did so with very great regret, the loss which the magistrates of the city had sustained by the death of their oolleague, Mr. H. R. Bowers. Mr. Bowers was placed on the commission of the peace in June, 1888, and as long as health enabled him to do so he was a most regular and painstaking occupant of the Bench. He (Mr. Thomson) had the privilege during the first few years of his being a magistrate to sit regularly with Mr. Bowers upon the Bench, and therefore no one was better able than he to express the admiration which he enter- tained for the painstaking manner in which Mr. Bowers desired in this_ department, as in every other department of his life, to do his duty in an honourable, conscientious and straightforward manner. Mr. Bowers was a useful member of the City Council, and for some time he occupied the honourable position of alderman of the city. These duties he had to lay aside owing to his health giving- way, but the memory of his oonnection with the publio life of the city would be cherished, and certainly he merited the respect which he received from his brethren of the Council from pi" brethren of the magistracy, and from the citizens generally. TifN FUNERAL. The interment took place on Friday after- noon, at Chester General Cemetery. The first portion of the service was held at the City- road W esleyan Church, and was conducted by the Revs. T. HolliSj. A. W. Ward and F. F. Bretherton. At the conclusion of the service, at which several hymns were sung, the organist (Mr. R. Butter- worth) played the- "Dead March." The chief mourners were Ml3* G. M. Bowers, Mr. H. M. V,rOWfrTS C. E- M- Bowera> Mr. J. H. Bowers, Mr. L. S. Bowers and Mr. E. N. Bowers (sons and daughters); also Miss K. M. Bowers (niece). 1 here was a large attendance of general mourners who included Mr. J. R. Thomson, Dr. Roberts Mr..John M. Frost, the Town Clerk (Mr. S. Smith), Colonel Evans-Lloyd, Dr. Stolterfoth. Dr. and Mrs. Parry, the Rev. J. Morgan. Messrs. John Griffiths and R. Challinor (circuit stewards), T. W. Morgan and D. Dickenson (society stewards),' W. Owen, J. Walker, S. Whitworth. R. W. Killon (chapel trustees), S. Ledsom, R. Lamb, junr., S. Harding, J. Dodds, Benyon, W. Twiston Davies, Percy Davies, C. C. Bowles, A. W. Lucas, W. H. Jones, W. H. Davies (representing the Magistrates' Clerk, Mr. G. Davison), H. W. Richards, A. H. Davies, W. Conway, Robert Parry, E. Lloyd, R. Parry, P. Piokering, R. Williams, Miss Tomlin, Miss Leaton and Miss Kate Thompson. There were also present a deputation of thirty-two work- men from the deceased's brickworks at Ruabon. The Mayor (Mr. James G. Frost), Mr. B. C. Roberts, Mr. J. Gooddie Holmes and Mr. R. Evans, of Rhyl (late of the Sbrublands, Hoole), were unavoid- ably absent. There were numerous floral tributes, the senders including Mrs. James D. Bowers and Alice, Carrie, Marion and Maggie F. Ashby, Miss Leaton, the workmen of Penbedw Works, Acrefair, and Latham Works, Ruabon Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Butt, Mr. and Mrs Downes and Family (Vicar's Cross), the Misses Thompson (Bowdon), the "Three Cousins from Birkdale," Miss Davies (Hough Green), R. and Iv. Parry (W estcote). The funeral arrange- ments were carried out by Messrs. Jos. Beckett and Co., Eastgate Row.
A QUART OF DELICIOUS CUSTARD FREE. It is a lonpr time since we have been so delighted with au article of food as we have been recently with a Custard made from" Eiffel Tower" Custard Powder. It is simply perf ct, and very cheap (a Id. packet makes (t quart). We advise every lover of Ousto-rds to obtain it from their grocertad judge for themselves.
A TINT LEMON BLANC-MANGE FREE. For the benefit of those who appreciate a good Blanc- Slange, we wish to make it RS widely known 98 possible that a pint of most delicious Lemon Blanc-Mange, delicately tinted, and exquisitely flavoured wilh Lemon, can be tnadj from a Id. packet of Eiffel Tower" Lemon Blanc-Mange Powder. You should obtain both the Custard and Blanc-Maag' Powder from your tfrocer. But for those who cannot get them we may say that Messrs. Poster, Clark and Co., "Eiffel Tower" Factory. Maidsitone (who are also the makers of the celebrated "Eiffel Tower" Lemonade), are wisely sending sufficient to make a quart Custard and a pint Blanc-Mange free on receipt of a penny stamp to cover postage—we say widely, because those who once try them will certainly continue te use them.
CHESTER TOWN COUNCIL. + A quarterly meeting of the Chester Town Council was held on Wednesday, the Mayor (Mr. James G. Frost) presiding. THE RATES. A COMPARISON. Alderman John Janes explained that in con- sequence of the conversation in the city caused by the very large increase in the rates, he had taken the trouble to get some information as to the rates levied in other towns. He held in his hand a state- ment compiled by the borough treasurer of Preston shewing the amount of the consolidated rate paid in 75 cities and towns in England, from which it appeared that the average last year was 6s. 9d., while the new rate for Chester was 5s. He had taken from the 75 towns 18 that had a population under 40,000, and the average consolidated rate of those towns was 6s. 4id In Chester, of course, we had gone up Is. this year, which was rather excep- tional, and it might be, when the statement was prepared for these towns for this year, that they might shew a considerable increase. He had also taken the trouble to ascertain whether these places had an isolation hospital, or baths, or trams, and he found that in some cases they had one and in many none. On the whole, therefore, he thought Chester compared very favourably with them. ST. VINCENT'S MISFORTUNE. The Town Clerk (Mr. S. Smith) read a com- munication from the Lord Mayor of London asking the Mayor's co-operation and assistance in collecting funds for the immediate relief of the suffering caused by the recent terrible volcanic eruption in St. Vincent. The Mayor said he proposed to ask the banks to receive subscriptions. THE RACE RECEIPTS. EFFECT OF THE WEATHER. Alderman H. T. Brown said the Council would be interested to know the financial result of the race meeting. All things considered, he thought it might De looked upon as satisfactory. It was cemmon knowledge that this year's race week was perhaps one of the most inclement that had been experienced for very many years, and there was no doubt that the attendance at the Races was materially affected by that fact. The total receipts were £ 12,151, as against £ 13,654 the preceding year, shewing a diminution of something like £ 1,500. One- eighth of that amount the Corporation lost, one- eighth of the total receipts being the amount of rent they received as commission on the takings of the company. He thought there could be no question that the state of the weather was respon- sible for the reduced attendance. It appeared from the returns that so far as the "society" portion of the gathering was concerned the Races had lost none of their attractions, notwithstanding the inclement weather, because the attendance under the head of badges and reserved seats, which might be con- sidered as representing society, amounted to P,2,214, as against k2,207 the preceding year, shewing a slight increase in that department. The receipts from carriages amounted to j3197, as against £ 156 the preceding year. The takings on the Grand Stand on the first day were in excess of those last year, being JS832 as against C794. The same state of things occurred in the open Dee Stands, where the receipts were £ 1,397, as against £ 1,302 the pre- ceding year. Again, on the course the takings were 25,213, as against £ 4,963. It would be remem- bered that the first day was the only day during the meeting on which the weather approached fineness, and he thought this shewed that the falling off was really attributable to the state of the weather and from no lack of interest in the Races on the part of the public. POLICE PENSION. On the recommendation of the Watch Committee an allowance of £ 1 Is. 6d. per week was ordered to be paid out of the Police Pension Fund to Police Sergeant John Lloyd, resigned. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS. Arising out of the minutes of the Improvement Committee Mr. D. L. Hewitt called attention to the state of the bridge at the bottom of Cambrian-road, and asked who had the ownership of that bridge. It was only 10 feet wide, though the road itself was 30 feet wide, and it was in a very bad state of repair and dangerous. The bridge led to a very populous district, and at very small expense it could be made a really good bridge. Alderman Jones said he believed the bridge belonged to the canal company, but the Corporation had certain rights over it. Until a few years ago it was closed for a day, or some hours in a day, to assert the right of the company to the bridge, but by arrangement that stoppage did not now occur. The maintenance of the bridge, so far as the road- way was concerned, was under the supervision of the Corporation, and should be kept in repair by them. The City Surveyor had recently inspected the bridge and repaired it as well as- he could under the circumstances. The surface was of cement, and whenever a heavy load went over it it was apt to crack. Mr. Hewitt said he understood the committee would take into consideration the state of the bridge and the approach. The road was 30 feet wide and narrowed down over the bridge to ten feet. Alderman Jones said he thought the Council made an attempt some years ago to widen that bridge by making a purchase of land from the canal company. The attempt failed for some reason or other: he thought it was owing to the refusal of the company to sell the necessary land. He aaw no objection, however, to the Improvement Committee s making another attempt. Mr. J. Gooddie Holmes supported Mr. Hewitt's suggestion, and hoped the work would be taken in hand. It appeared to him that the Canal Company were stopping the improvements in Chester in a variety of places, and he thought the committee ought to come to terms with them to have the road- way in question improved. Alderman G. A. Dickson inquired whether the intended alterations in Brook-lane were indefinitely postponed or abandoned altogether. He would be very pleased if the scheme was abandoned, and the money intended to be spent by the railway com- panies upon it given to the city to help the Council a little. He thought the Council were going rather wild in the way of spending money. Alderman Jones replied that the Town Clerk was more conversant with the facts than the chairman of the committee could be expected to be. The piece of land to which Alderman Dickson referred at the last meeting was outside the city boundary. He did not think they were warranted in sup- posing that simply because there was a board on the land with the words "To let" the railway company had abandoned their idea of making the improvements. His impression was that they wanted to complete the work outside before they commenced on the station premises, and immediately that was do the widening through the city could be done expeditiously. The Town Clerk said the improvement was not dropped and could not be dropped. The Corpora- tion put the railway company under obligation in their Act of Parliament to widen the road and improve the gradient of the bridge, and it was com- pulsory on the railway company to carry out the pro visions of their Act of Parliament. He had no intimation at what date they intended to take up that part of the road. Mr. J. F. Lowe asked the Council to take in hand the improvement of Stone Bridge, which was in a most dangerous state. When Alderman Littler was alive land was bought for the purpose of widening that bridge, but the work had been in abeyance for at least 15 years. Mr. J. M. Frost: I think Mr. Lowe and Mr. Hewitt are getting jealous because there is some prospect of Hoole-lane being renewed (Laughter.) I think we had better start upon that before we carry out anything else. Mr. Hewitt denied that he was actuated by feel- ings of jealousy against Hoole. (Laughter.) He was sure that if the matter was placed in the hands of the Town Clerk they would be able to buy the narrow strip of land, because five or six feet only were required. A SMALL-POX HCSPITAL. The Public Health Committee was authorised to have the necessary hot and celd water services laid on to the Smallpox Hospital, and to have a wash- house and scullery constructed between the two existing wards at a total estimated expenditure of £ 94 15s. Mr. Edgar Dutton objected to the committee bringing recommendations of this kind one after another, and that the work should be done en bloo instead of in portions at different times. They were losing considerable money over the hospital almost every month in the same way that they were losing over the Baths. VACCINATION STATISTICS. AN EXPLANATION Alderman H. T. Brown called attention to a letter in the minutes of the Health Committee from Dr. Newall, the hon. secretary to the Chester Medical Society, in reply to a letter from the Town Clerk asking information as to the best means of obtaining the number of re-vaccinations in the city. Dr. Newall stated that the society after some dis- cussion "considered that the best means of obtaining the number of re-vaccinations would be by the Medical Officer of Health communicating with each medical man in the City. The importance and interest of the statistics for which you wish were fully appreciated by all the members present at the meeting." The Health Committee had resolved that the Medical Officer of Health should not communicate with the medical men in the city with a view to obtaining the infor- mation. He (Alderman Brown) understood that the only way of obtaining the information was through the medical men of the city. Was it a secret why the Committee did not see their way to communicate with them and get the information ? Dr. Hamilton said it was thought that the best way of getting the information was to apply individually to the medical gentlemen in Chester, and it was thought that any information given should be given to the medical officer. There- fore, if he chose to apply he would no doubt be able to get the information. He could recall no reason why the committee did not authorise the medical officer to get the information. If he remembered rightly the medical officer himself did not think it was necessary or advisable. Alderman Brown said it would be very awkward if it went out to the public that they hesitated to get the information which was of great importance to the public. It seemed to him that the only way I they could get the information was by application to the medical men. Dr. Stolterfoth thought the medical officer was to have obtained the information. Alderman Brown: Something must have actuated the committee, surely. Dr. Mann said he knew that every member of the Medical Society was quite prepared to give the information, but the fact was that at the meeting of the committee the majority were of opinion that there was no necessity to obtain the information, and that was the reason why the medical officer was not wessed or urged to obtain it. Alderman Brown pointed out that that seemed rather inconsistent with the former part of Dr. Newall's letter, for he presumed that the Town Clerk in his letter asked for the information. He moved that the matter be referred back to the committee. Dr. Stolterfoth seconded. Alderman Jones Would you couple with the reso- lution an expression of opinion that it is desirable in the interests of the Council that the information should be obtained ? Alderman Brown: Yes. Mr. Holmes: What is the advantage to anybody of knowing the number of re-vaccinations that occurred in the city? The Town Clerk said in the letter he wrote to Dr. Newall he stated it would be useful to the Health Committee to know the extent to which the community was being protected by re-vaccina- tion, and it had occurred to him whether through the medium of the Medical Society the information could be obtained in regard to re-vaccination in private practice of the medical men. Dr. Robert said the feeling of the committee was that it would be very invidious for each medical man to supply the information of the number of re-vaccinations he had performed. The committee were, however, willing to re-consider the question. The resolution was carried. THE SEWERAGE WORKS. APPOINTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT. ALDERMAN CHURTON OBJECTS. Mr. John Jones moved the adoption of the fol- lowing recommendation of the Sewering Com- mittee:—"That Mr. William Fletcher Robinson, A.M.I.C.E., be appointed superintendent and clerk of the sewage outfall extension and improvement works, at a salary of JB20 a month, a month's notice on either side to terminate the appoint- ment." Alderman Churton said he thought it was the duty of Major Tulloch to see that the work was done properly, subject to the supervision of the clerk of the works. He did not see why they should go to the expense of J620 a month for a clerk of the works, because the sum was about double what they had paid to clerks of works. Major Tulloch ought to be responsible for the engineering part of the work. Mr. W. Carr concurred with Alderman Churton. Mr. John Jones thought the Council was for- tunate in getting a man with the qualifications of Mr.. Robinson. Mr. Edgar Dutton supported Alderman Churton, and did not see why they required two engineers on the works. Alderman Churton moved as an amendment that the matter be referred back to the committee, on the ground that if it was necessary that an engineer should be on the spot as a deputy to Major Tulloch. He (Alderman Churton) protested against having to pay a commission on £ 60,000 to Major Tulloch for his occasional visits, and having to pay a deputy engineer practically to do his work. Mr. Carr seconded. Mr. Jones asked the clerk to read Mr. Robin- son's testimonials. Alderman Churton said he had nothing to say against his qualifications. He had no doubt he was an excellent man and worth all the money, but he thought that if he was employed he ought to be paid by Major Tulloch. Mr. John Jones said when the Electric Light was being installed an engineer was employed in the person of Mr. Thursfield, and it was only right that in such an important work as the sewage outfall extension an engineer should also be employed. Mr B. C. Roberts pointed out that in the case of the electric light the Corporation did not pay for the engineer who supervised the work, and that, moreover, the engineer was not Mr. Thursfield. Alderman Diokson: Who nominated Mr. Fletcher Robinson for the post? Mr. Jones: I nominated him, but in the first instance he was recommended by Major Tulloch. Alderman Churton: Of course; and he ought to pay for him. Mr. Lowe thought Major Tulloch ought to pay the clerk. Mr. Hewitt thought B5 a week was not too much to pay a man of Mr. Robinson's qualifications, and he strongly supported the motion. Alderman Cunnah: What is the position of our city surveyor and his son? Are they not two gentlemen who are responsible to the Corporation? Alderman Churton: How many more engineers do they want for these works ? Mr. J. D. Siddall thought that if they were to have a olerk of the works, it was desirable to ap- point somebody not recommended by Major Tul- loch. Mr. G. W. Haswell thought there was nothing wrong in the engineer of any scheme recommend- ing a man in whom he had the greatest confidence. In fact, that was the usual practice. The Council voted-for the amendment 11, against 14. The amendment was therefore lost. Alderman Churton: More expenditure; more extravagance. „ THE DEE MILLS. On the proposition of Mr. John Tones, seconded by Mr. W. Ferguson, the Sewering Committee were authorised to accept the tender of the Sandy- croft Foundry Company to supply and fix a centrifugal pump and motor in the pnmp house, Dee Mills, for the sum of E254 10s. CITY ACCOUNTANT'S OFFICE. On the proposition of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Cunnah, the Town Hall Committee were authorised to accept the tender of Messrs. W. and F. Brown and Co., to supply, for the city accountant's office, a polished oak desk, writing table, and two office stools for the sum of 221 9s. A GIFT TO THE CITY. It was reported that Mr. J. D. Siddall had written offering to present a barometer and thermometer to the city, and suggesting it should be placed in a good glass-doored a In case, and that in making the proposed new support for the flag-staff in the Town flail square a suitable position might be arranged for the case either separate or as part of the structure. Mr. Hewitt suggested that the case should be made sufficiently large to contain a notice stating what the flag was flying for. Nobody seemed to know what it was flying for that day. The Mayor said there had been a notice on the flag-post that day. Alderman Churton hoped Mr. Hewitt s sug- gestion would not be adopted; it would be a very disagreeable thing to put up a notice stating that the flag was half-mast owing to the death of someone. Mr. Hewitt: They do it in Liverpool. Alderman Churton said if people were curious to know why the flag was flying they had only to go to Mr. Peers to find out. Mr. Hewitt: They don't; they come to me. (Laughter.) Alderman Churton: Then you had better publish the notice at your place, I think. (Re- newed laughter.) Mr. Peers: It was in consequence of Mr. Hewitt's complaint that I put the notice on the flag-post. The Mayor explained that the Town Hall Committee did not think the flag-post a proper place for Mr. Siddall's gift, and it was left to him to select a better place. He would consider what Mr. Hewitt said. Alderman John Jones moved that the Council record their appreciation of Mr. Siddall's gift. The Sheriff seconded and it was carried. THE BATHS. Alderman Churton moved that the Baths Com- mittee be authorised to accept the tender of Mr. H. Vernon to construct a new coal shoot in con- nection with the boiler house at the Baths, for the sum of JE24 12s., and that the amount be included in the account of capital expenditure on the Baths. Alderman Churton explained that the expenditure would be amply repaid by the saving in coal. saving in coal. Mr. Hewitt asked that a return of the attend- ances at the Baths might be published in the minutes. Alderman Churton said the committee would have no objection to complying with the request. The proposition was adopted.
TEN THOUSAND WOMEN VICTIMS. Over ten thousand women died last year, vic- tims to that dreaded scourge anaemia. The chief source of this ailment is constipation and liver disorder. Bile Beans are an unfailing cure for these ailments; and where they are used, anaemia can no more occur than darkness at some source of light. Mrs. Matthewson, wife of a well-known farmer of Elwick, near Berwick, describing her daughter's case, said:—"Mary suffered for months from anaemia. She became weak, emaciated, lost appetite, lost weight, and lost all interest in life. She never wanted food, and what she did take caused her pain, so enfeebled were her digestive organs. A doctor who attended her said she seemed to have no blood at all. Doctor's medicine fail- ing, we tried Chas. Forde's Bile Beans, and there was very soon a marked improvement. From that time she never looked back; and to- day she is as healthy and as strong a young woman as any I know." Such is one instance of the saving of anaemia's victim by Bile Beans. Thousands of others could be produced. Where- over used, Bile Beans cure anasmia, debility, head- ache, constipation, piles, all female ailments, loss of appetite, pimples, ulcers, and all blood im- purities. Leading chemists everywhere will supply Bile Beans at one and three-half-pence or two and nine per box. The Bile Bean Manufacturing Co., of 119, London Wall, E.C., will send a box post free on receipt of price.
Mr. Alec Brooks, a well-known Hyde tradesman, was accidentally killed while crossing the line at Broadbottom Station, near Manchester, on Friday night.
DUCHESS AND THE CHILDREN. During her recent stay at Halkyn Castle the Duchess of Westminster paid a highly- appreciated surprise visit to the National Schools in Halkyn village, which were enlarged shortly before his death by the late Duke of Westminster at a cost of some 92,000, and distri- buted the certificates gained by the scholars at the recent diocesan scripture examination. The children sang some part songs. The Duchess promised in future to give prizes to those of the children who gained honours certificates. Her Grace also examined the needlework of the children and bought up all the articles of clothing which they had made and presented them to those who had worked them. A warm vote of thanks was accorded the Duchess on the proposition of the Headmaster (Mr. John Jones). PRESENTATION TO THE DUCHESS. About 600 guests assembled at Ruthin Castle on Wednesday afternoon, in response to the in- vitation of the Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire and Mrs. Cornwallis-West, to meet the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. The Duke, unfortu- nately, was unable to be present, owing to his Yeomanry duties. The Mayor of Ruthin (Dr. J. Medwyn Hughes), on behalf of the Corporation and subscribers, presented the Duchess with an illuminated address and photographic album as a wedding gift, which she graciously received. The beautiful grounds were thrown open, and the large assembly were entertained at tea, while the band of the G Company of the 1st V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers played selections of music. The catering arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Baker and Sons, Chester.
THE ISMAY FAMILY. In connection with the Morgan shipping com- bine and the question of the incorporation therein of the White Star Line, naturally the domestic house of Ismay is very much to the front. The late Mr. Thomas Ismay, founder of the company, was often termed the Napoleon of shipping. His widow, who has come forward so prominently in connection with the combine, was married to him in 1858. One of the daughters married Mr. G. Drage, M.P. for Derby, who defeated Sir William Harcourt on a memorable occasion. Mr. James H. Ismay, an elder son, married Lady Margaret Seymour, daughter of the Marquis of Hertford, and in 1892 was ad- mitted a partner to Ismay, Imrie and Co., of which his brother, Mr. Bruce Ismay, is also a partner. Lady Margaret Ismay died a few months ago, to the deep regret of Cheshire society. The Ismay family is not a mushroom one. It has been settled in this country for many centuries. The name is of Norman origin, the ancient form being "Ymaison." A Mistress Ismay, wife of John de Ayketon, the earliest known progenitor of the family, is mentioned in a document of the reign of Edward I., dated 1292. Mrs. Ismay, widow of the Napoleon of shipping, is a handsome lady of middle height, dark hair, features striking and elegantly formed. From her residence at Dawpool she frequently gives evidence of the deep interest she continues to take in all matters, business or social, in which her late husband was concerned. The members of the family now actively associated with the White Star Line are the eldest brothers, Mr. James Bruce Ismay (chair- man of the company) and Mr. James H. Ismay. So far, Mr. Bruce Ismay, who is the partner most concerned in the company's administrative affairs, has not taken any part in public life, political or social. His father was a very retiring man, extremely adverse to publicity, and, it is to be believed, unwilling to be the recipient of personal honours and titles, and Mr. Bruce Ismay appears to be following in his steps. Cricket and golf at Dawpool are Mr. Bruce Ismay's chief pleasures out of office hours. His principal place of residence is a large estate in the Midlands, which he has reoently purchased. Mr. Bruce Ismay is a good-looking man of forty, youthful- looking, dark-haired, clean shaven, save for a trim, curled moustache, tall, and well-built. He was educated at Harrow, and, after a journey rcund the world, he settled down to study the White Star business both in the Liverpool and New York offices of the Line. In addition to his White Star interests, Mr. Bruce Ismay is a director of the Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance Company, the Sea Insurance Company, the Asiatic Steam Navigation Company, and the Liverpool and London Steamship Protection Association. The home of the Ismays is the imposing mansion of Dawpool, Thurstas- ton. Mr. T. H. Ismay was a home-loving man, and Dawpool was therefore magnificently fitted up by him with a view to that "slippered com- fort" which he earned so well after forty years of strenuous business life. Large sums were spent in forming a road for convenience of approach to Dawpool and in building up and fitting the mansion. Many rare and valuable arJ >are housed at Dawpool, including a portrait of Mr. Ismay by Millais. The archi- tect of Dawpool was Mr. Norman Shaw, who has also designed the splendid new Liverpool offices of the White Star Line.
A HAWARDEN WORTHY. FIFTY YEARS A BELLRINGER. A few days ago Mr. Thomas Wright celebrated his fiftieth year of service as one of the bellringers at Rawarden Parish Church. For thirty years he has been foreman. This is a truly noteworthy record, considering that he has performed these duties almost without a break for such a length of time and with such ability and zeal. Mr. Wright has always taken a leading part in all public events. He has been a foremost and willing helper in any special efforts made for the good of the community, and it may truly be said that no man in Hawarden is more highly esteemed than Mr. Wright by the residents, one and all. Mr. Wright, in addition to being one of the school managers, is chairman of the Parish Council, which office he has now held for over three years. He was also one of the first to join the local company of Volunteers on its formation and only retired a few years ago as sergeant after serving for over L >"ears' leaving, he was presented by the orticers and members of the company with an illuminated address and a handsome silver- mounted walking-stick suitably engraved. Mr. 'W right has no fewer than three nephews who have fought iu the present war in South Africa, and two of them are still out, Sergt. Catherall and Private Macfarlane, the latter being with the New Zealand contingent. Mr. Wright's other nephew, Corporal E. Wright, came home with the first Hawarden Service Company twelve months ago after I meritorious and arduous service during the early part of the campaign. Mr. Wright's father, and his father before him, served on the estate under Mr. Gladstone and Sir Stephen Glynne for over 60 years. His aunt, Mrs. Hughes, familiarly known as "Lady Margaret," was well known by the late Mr. Gladstone, from whom she received the "title." She was, as is probably well known, the local carrier to Chester for a great number of years, and died only a few years ago at a great age. Mr. Wright was always esteemed by Mr. Gladstone and the members "of his family, and regularly presided at the ringing of the church bells on Mr. Gladstone's birthday and that of the late Mrs. Gladstone. This custom was inaugurated on Mr. Gladstone's 70th birthday, Sunday, December 29th, 1879, the same day as the Tay Bridge disaster. On the occasion of Mr. Gladstone's death in May, 1898, Mr. Wright was one of those privileged to escort the body to the church from the Castle, and was also present at the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Mr. Wright was a member of the choir when a boy of eight, and remembers when the church was burned in 1857. He was one of the first to arrive on the spot, and assisted in the efforts made to arrest the progress of the conflagration, which, however, proved so disastrous. It was believed to be the work of an incendiary, but the culprit was unfor- tunately never discovered. Several surplices were found pushed into the wood pipes of the organ and half burnt. In former years the organ stood in a gallery at the wast end of the church, the choir also being located there as was the custom at that time. Mr. Wright has assisted in the household duties at the Castle on special days for over 40 years, and relates an incident which took place there at a servants' ball some years ago. It was given on Mrs. Gladstone's birthday (January 6th). Just before 12 (midnight) Mr. Wright rose and asked the company to drink the health of Mrs. Gladstone, which they did accordingly. A few minutes after 12 he again asked those present to drink the health of Mr. Herbert and wished him many happy returns of the day. One of the servants remarked that he had made a mistake as it was Mrs. Gladstone's birthday, not Mr. Herbert's. Mr. Wright, however, pointed out that it was after 12 and therefore January 7th, which is Mr. Herbert Gladstone's birthday. Mr. Wright is by occupation a draper and tailor. He is now 65 years of age and has always enjoyed robust health. May he con- tinue in that happy state for many a year to come and pursue his beneficent and zealous labours among his many friends in Hawarden!
CHILD'S SUDDEN DEATH. — The death has been reported to the city coroner (Mr. E. Brassey) of May Capper Dutton, 3A months old, daughter of Arthur A. Dutton, joiner, Overleigh-road. About half-past four on Wednesday, deceased went to sleep on the sofa. Two hours later the mother noticed something was wrong with the child. Dr. Newall was sent for, but death had taken place before his arrival. An inquest was held on Friday afternoon at the Red Lion Inn, Hand- bridge, by Mr. Brassey, when Dr. Newall said death was due to convulsions.—The verdict was Death from natural causes."
CHESTER TRADES COUNCIL. THE GRAIN DUTY OPPOSED. The Chester Trades and Labour Council have passed the following resolution, and forwarded a copy to Mr. Yerburgh, M.P." That this meeting, composed of your constituents, requests you to use every effort to secure the withdrawal of the proposed bread tax, on the following grounds: 1. That the tax is a departure from the principles of Free Trade, and is a return to the methods of protection. 2. That this departure from the accepted national policy has not been before the electors, and that the members of all political parties in the House of Commons should refuse to sanction such a grave step without first submitting the matter in a constitutional way to the electors. 3. That the tax will involve a burden of doubie the amount estimated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that a gift of at least a million and a quarter steriing will be made to the agricultural interest (without yield- i!W P^nny of eftra revetme to the Chancellor of the Excnequer) as a result of the rise in the price of home-grown grain, that the tax will be ,? r on the necessaries of life instead of upon luxuries, and that the burden of it will fall with greatest weight on the poorest members of the oom- W^°56 1iet is ]arSely' and in some cases almost exclusively, made up of bread."
EDDISBURY PETTY SESSIONS. — MONDAY.-Before Colonel Lascelles, Dr. Smith, Captain Higson, and Mr. H. C. Burder. LICENSING APPLICATIONS.-Henry G. Betteridge was granted an occasional licence to sell in Sandiway Cricket Club Pavilion at home matches on several dates.-The following were granted occasional licences:—George Fairhurst, Mou dswor h Arms, to sell in a pavilion nea^ Mouldsworth Arms on the 26th May, on the occasion of the Shepherds' anniversary, and on June 22nd, when the Foresters' meeting will be hold, m. Jones, Aldersey Arms Hotel New ton-by-lattenhall to sell at the Beeston Castle Festival on the 17th and 18th June; James Rutter, Shrewsbury Arms, Little Bud- worth, on the occasion of the Foresters' anni- versary on the 28th June; John Glover, Tiger's Head, Norley, on the occasion of the dub anni- versary on the 14th June. GONE TO SOUTH AMERICA.—Edward Moseley Williams, Manley, Frodsham, described as a Manchester merchant, was summoned for keeping a carriage without a licence, and also „ T,p yl!1^a Tmale servant without a licence. u l ,rar<J Lowry. Chester, who prosecuted on behalf of the Inland Revenue, stated that de- fendant was licensed for the carriage last year. At the end of December Mr. J. Donnellan. sent him the notice to renew his licence, which he ought to have done by the end of January. He failed to do so, and on the 6th March Mr. Donnellan visited his premises at Manley, and there saw the trap, which had apparently just been used. On the 29th March Mr. Donnellan wrote and asked for an explanation. Mr. VV llliams replied that he had taken out a licence. It appeared that he took out the licence in Man- chester, where he kept no establishment what- ever. He (Mr. Lowry) was justified in saying that the licence was taken out in Manchester in order to hide the fact that defendant had failed to take out a licence at the proper time. In the case of the manservant, defendant paid the licence for a manservant last year, and did not lenew it. When the officer visited the premises on March 6th he saw a groom in the act of rubbing down a horse. The man admitted that he had been in the employment of Mr. Williams from last year. Mr. Lowry asked the magis- trates to consider the gravity of the case. Last year they had very great difficulty in getting him to pay. Defendant had adopted every device to avoid payment, and he told anything biji the tiuth.-The magistrates imposed a fine of 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs in the case of the carriage, and £ 2 and costs in the case of the nianservai-it.- Mr. Lowry said Mr. Williams had notified him of his intention to leave the country.—Colonel Lascelles said that he thought he had gone to South America last week.—Mr. Lowry applied for a distress warrant.—The magistrates granted this. ANOTHER REVENUE PROSECUTION.— William Cossins, CUddington, was summoned for keeping two carriages without a licence.—Mr. Lowry, who prosecuted for the Inland Revenue, said he visited the premises of Mr. Cossins, at Cuddington, and saw two carriages, which had the appearance of having recently been used. Defendant held licences last year. The notice of renewal was sent in December, and he was sorry defendant had taJzen no notice of frequent appeals. He had taken out a licence for the trap. He did not wish to press the case, as the offence was due to some extent to impecuniosity. —Mr. Fletcher, Northwich, who was present, ex- plained that he had acted for Mr. Cossins in the Crewe Bankruptcy Court. He was unable to take out a licence at present.—The Bench, con- sidering the peculiar circumstances of the case, imposed only the small fine of 5s. including costs. COUSINS DISAGREE.—Christopher Gerrard, Crowton, summoned his cousin, John Gerrard, Norley. for non-payment of 8s., wages due to him. Complainant said that on Thursday, April 18, he left his cousin's employment because he was asked to work a horse which was in an unfit state. Defendant refused to pay him for the three previous days' work.—Defendant denied that he asked complainant to work a horse in an unfit state.—The magistrates dismissed the case. CRUELTY TO A PUP.—Frederick Johnson, Weaverham, pleaded not guilty to a charge of ill-treating a dog by beating it on April 20.— Inspector Alfred Print, of the R.S.P.C.A., War- rington, prosecuted.—Arthur Moss, saw the defendant beating the dog with a strap.—The inspector said he examined the dog, which was a foxhound pup belonging to the Cheshire Hunt. It was about three months old. It was lame on the near fore leg and on the off hind leg. There were two cuts on the shoulder and another on the off hind leg.—The fine was 2s. 6d. ATTEMPTED BRIBERY.-John Wakefield, Northwich, was summoned for furiously driving a trap on May 14 at Hartford.—P.C.'s Bithell and Haywood, who proved the case, said that defendant offered them money to keep the matter quiet.—A fine of 10s. and 4s. 6d. costs was im- posed. CHASING RABBITS.—Wm. Walker pleaded not guilty to a charge of trespassing on land at Eaton, near Tarporley, belonging to the Earl of Harrington, in pursuit of game.—Henry Billing- tcn, gamekeeper, said that on the evening of May 16 he' saw defendant in company with a dog chasing rabbits in the park. He took out a catapult and shot at the rabbits. Defendant did not catch any.—Defendant was fined 5s. and costs. A BUTCHER VERSUS A TAILOR.—George Spruce, butcher, and Henry Walker, tailor, both of Kingsley, pleaded guilty to a charge of com- mitting a breach of the peace by fighting, at Kingsley, on April 26.-P.C. Ellwood proved the case.—Defendants were ordered to pay the costs (15s.) ALLEGED ROBBERY AND A CHASE.— Thomas Clarke was charged in custody with stealing a till, value 2s., containing money to the value of 17s. 4d., the property of Edward Thomas Dodd, on the 19th May, while George Birchwood was charged with aiding and! abetting Clarke.-Mary Dodd, wife of Edward' Thomas Dodd, farmer, and licensee of the Gold'en Lion Inn, Ashton, said that at half-past nine on the evening of the 9th May she heard the sound as of money rattling in the till in the bar. She looked and saw a man drawing the till through the window. She ran to the front door and saw Thomas Clarke running away with the till in his hands.-Edward Thomas Rowland Dodd said that he chased Clarke, who threw the till away into a ditch. Clarke ran into the Kelsall-road and jumped into a brook and lay down. Witness pulled him out, took him back to the house, and gave him into the custody of P.S. Brew. In the lobby they found Birchwood. CTarko did not have his boots on.-P.S. Brew said Birchiscod was wearing Clarke's cap and Clarke Birch- wood's.—Clarke now pleaded guilty, while Birch- wood said he knew nothing aboist the affair.- Prisoners were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions. STRAYING PIGS.—Alice Boffey, farmer, Wardle, was fined 2s. 6d. including costs for allowing three pigs to stray on the highway on April 21.-P.C. Leech proved the case. COWS ASTRAY.—Leonard Mort, Delamere, was fined 2s. 6d. for allowing three cows to stray on the highway on March 1st.—P.C. Waite proved the case.
TESTIMONIAL TO MR. SEDDOK.-It has been decided to give tangible expression to the esteem in which the Premier of New Zealand, Mr. R. J. Seddon, is held by leading Colonists and Imperialists in this country during the distinguished gentleman's forthcoming visit In addition to receiving the freedom of his native town, St. Helens, Lancashire, he is to be entertained at the annual New Zealand banquet, at the Holborn Restaurant, on June 17, when he will be presented with an illuminated address, as well as a service of plate, or other suitable souvenir of his visit to the mother-country. Horniman's specially blended Coronation Tea is now being; packed in £ -lb. and 1-lb. handsomely decorated tins, to commemorate the CORONATION of His MAJESTY KING EDVVAED VII. and his CONSORT, QUEEN ALEXANDRA. Can be obtained at- Chester Spencer, 30, Bridge street Co operative Society Moss, 68, Brook street Cryer, 25, Christleton-road; Jones & Davies, bakers, Hoole. Neston: Lee, chemist. Little Sutton: Swindells, baker. Tarvin: Langford, grocer. Birkenhead Haywood, chemist. Rhuddlan Robert, grocer. New Ferry Fawcett, chemist Upper Brighton: Somerville, Garrat, chemist Bromborough Pool: Co-op. Society. Mynydd Isa Co-op. Society. Tattonhall Bateman. Mold Junction: Co-op. Society. Buckley: Everall, grocer. Queen's Ferry Spark's Stores.
CITY POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr. John Thompson (in the chair), Mr. Thomas Smith, Dr. Stolterfoth and Dr. Roberts. LICENCES TRANSFERRED.—On the appli- cation of Mr. E. S. Giles, the licence of the Druids' Arms, Seller-street, was transferred from Ellen Probert to Harriet Ada Burgess, who had had temporary authority since the 23rd April this year, and who was for some years licensee of the Bridge Inn, Tarvin Bridge.—Mr. W. H. Churton asked the magistrates grant to Chas. Edward Luker the transfer of the licence of the Watergate Inn, Watergate-square. He had had temporary authority since the 26th March. This was granted. —Other transfers were granted as follows:-Tlio Market Tavern, George-street, to Annie Maria Hill, tenant under the Northgato Brewery Co., on- the application of Mr. Churton; the King's Arms, Crane-street, to Henry Chas, Lefre, who, Mr. Churton explained, had been a variety artist for seven years, and had since been residing at 5, St. George's-avenue, Tranmere, while engaged perfecting patents; the Exchange Vaults, Boughton, to Fredk. Vernon Greene, on the ap- plication of Mr. E. Brassey; shop, 26, Cecil-street, from Saml. Cheers Nixon to Annie Seller; Bridge- water Inn, Nelson-street, to Mary Ann Bass.— Plans shewing alterations to the Wheat Sheaf, Boughton, were submitted by Mr. R. Cecil Davies, architect, and passed. THE PIERROTS.—A representative of the Pierrots applied for a licence for entertainments on the Little Roodee,»tfll the end of September.— The date, the Chief Constable pointed out, was in accordance with the agreement between the Pierrots and the Corporation.—Dr. Roberts asked how many extra police were required in the road. —The Chief Constable remarked that for any extra police the Pierrots had to pay. He asked that the entertainments should close at ten o'clock. —With this stipulation the licence was granted. KICKING A NORSE.-George Sheldon, senr., a travelling showman, who gave the address of Seacombe's Buildings, Furlong-street, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to cruelly ill-treating a horse by kicking it on the 11th inst.—Inspector Blake Jones, R.S.P.C.A., stated that at 7.30 a.m. he was watch- ing the traffio leaving the Little Roodee. De- fendant was driving two horses attached to a lurry loaded with 30cwt. of stuff. The lurry stuck, owing to the roughness of the road, and there was a considerable amount of rough treatment. After the horses had got out of that difficulty and were doing their best, witness took a savage kick at one of them. Witness told him he had been watching his exhibition of temper, and defendant said he was irritated and' lost his temper.—Defendant now said he kicked' the horse with the flat of his foot. —The Chairman: Kicking a horse is almost worse than kicking a man, who could give it you back. —Fined 10s. and costs. DESERTER OR ABSENTEE?—Edward Cur- tis, a young soldier, was charged with being a deserter from the 22hd Cheshire Regiment, and admitted the offence.—Another soldier said prisoner, in uniform, surrendered to him in Bridge- street. He had been a deserter 21 days.—The Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Laybourne) questioned whether prisoner was not an absentee and not a deserter, seeing that he sutrendered in uniform. He thought the military authorities might have dealt with him.i—The case was adjourned till Friday, and liberty was given to the police to lianxJ him over to the military authorities in the meantime. BAD BOUGHTON BOY.—Edward O'Brian, a Boughton lad of nine years, was charged wiLh stealing a pair of opera glasses and a box of games, the property of Mr. Bradbury.—The Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Layboume) said he was very sorry to bring a lad so young before the Court, but he had previously cautioned the lad himself- once in a case in which another boy was sent to an industrial school; moreover, he had been be- fore the magistrates of the Chester Castlo Petty Sessional Division, and had been ordered to. be birched.. The lad had been the ringleader of about five boys, whose ages ranged from six years to eight years. He broke into a boathouse in Sandy-lane, taking away some opera glasses, a box of dominoes, etc. He was leading a lot of other boys astray, and ought to be sent away.- A lady named Ellen Crawford, of 18, Stocks-lane, said they were joint owners with Mr, Bradbury of the boathouse. On Sunday evening, at six o'clock, the boathouse was secure. About four p.m. on the 18th inst., in consequence of some information received, she went there and found that the place had been entered, a pane of glass having been broken. The opera glasses (produced) and other articles were missing.—Detective Hughes said he recovered the opera glasses from a boy at Mount Pleasant, Boughton. As to the box of games, he found the empty box, which had been hidden away. The contents were at O'Brian's home, also several other things which were missing. —The Act gives power to bring a charge against the father for not controlling him.—The father, who was by the side of the boy, said he did con- trol him. His offences were when he came from school. If the magistrates would let him off this time, he would send him to his brother, who lived at the other side of Manchester.—The Chairman cautioned the father as to tho. responsibility of parents in regard to keeping their children under control.—The Father: I'll be stricter than ever this time.—The Chief Constable: I have given the boy one chance, and he has had one chance at the Castle.—Detective Hughes, in reply to the Bench, said the boy's father had an umbrella shop, and went about repairing umbrellas. He had two other beys at home, and a daughter, who kept house, his wife having died recently.—The magis- trates made an order committing the boy to an industrial school until he is 16 years of age, and requiring the father to contribute 2s. per week towards his maintenance there. FRIDAY.—Before Mr. R. L. Barker (presiding) and Dr. Stolterfoth. SEPARATION AFTER 22 YEARS.— Christopher Peterson, flatman, living at 4. Crook- street, was summoned by his wife, Elizabeth Peterson. for desertion, and a separation order was applied for. Mr. E. Brassey, on behalf of complainant, said the parties had been married about 22 years. Defendant, who worked away from home during the week, came home on Easter Monday and asked for his clothes. He took them and left the house, and had never returned since or provided his wife with any money. In consequence she was now practically destitute.—For the defendant, Mr. W. H. Churton denied the assertion, alleging that on Easter Monday his wife ordered him out of the house, and had refused to let him in the house on several other occasions. Complainant had money of her own, and was the tenant of house. Defendant was willing to make her an allowance.-A separation order was granted, de- fendant being ordered to contribute 5a. a week towards his wife's maintenance. AN ABSENTEE SOLDIER.—Edward Curtis was charged with deserting from the Cheshire Regiment.-The Chief Constable said prisoner surrendered on the previous day, and was an absentee from Aldershot. The police had oom- munioated with the authorities at Aldershot, but an escort had not arrived.-Prisoner was ordered tc be detained to await an escort. SATURDAY. -Before the Mayor and Mr. John „ Thompson. DESERTER FROM THE CHESHIRES.-H. T. lates, a young fellow, was charged in custody with deserting from the 2nd Battalion of the Cteshsre Regiment.—Prisoner admitted the offeuce. rt. Wakelyn deposed, to arresting prisoner on Jbriday evening. He charged him with beine & deserter.The Chief Constable asked for prisoner's committal to Knutsford to await an escort.-The magistrates consented to this. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr. J. G. Frost) mrriT and other magistrates. n PJiF ?T AND PEDESTRIAN CURIOUS V „ ,cuPous charge of assault was brought by James Scholefield, of Gladstone-avenue, Chester, rvu^1IlSt °ji,n ^°Ginty, of Watergate-street Row, Ooester. Complainant stated that he was riding' his cycle on Sealand-road on Wednesday when the defendant, who was accompanied by another man, seized the machine and twisted it round. Com- plainant fell off, and defendant demanded his name and address.—The Magistrates' Clerk: Did he touch you ? Complainant: No, he did not touch he Magistrates' Clerk You said he pulled you off when you took out the summons. It is a. very technical assault if it is one at all —Defendant said a friend and he were walking along the road when two ladies and the complainant cycled that way. One of the ladies ran into him. He jumped out of the way of one and in front of the other. He seized one lady to. prevent her falling.. He did not put his hand on the young man. at all-Thek Magistrates Clerk remarked that defendant had a perfect right to be on the road.—The magiarstes dismissed the case.
COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS. LIST OF AWARDS. The Technical Instruction Committee of the Cheshire County Council have awarded the scholar- ships for elementary scholars, tenable for three years at any higher grade school in Cheshire. Th& list is headed by George Bowden Parkes, of the British School, Altrincham, who secured 483 marka out of a possible 500. The other successful students are Wilfred R. Hitchen, August Louis von Slicker, Arthur Bostock, Harold Ireland, Nora. Caress, Peter Darlington, Thomas Curzon, Arthur Cyril Dean, and Frank Nixon, all of Winningtort Park School, Northwicn; Charles Molyneux and Arthur Bostock, Weaver Navigation, Northwich; Winifred Turner and Dora Cumberledge, Flowery Field, Hyde; Bertram Ashton, Harold Orton and Ross Bake, British School, Altrinoham; William. W. Wishlade, Thomas A. Lunt and Arnold Shaw, Victoria-toad Board School, Runcorn; Magnus. Goudie, Albert British School, Marpie; George- Dixon, Township School, Sale; Edgar Whitehead,. Teohnical School, Winsford; Samuel Wilkinson,, Brunner School, Barnton; Frank Challinor, National School, Middlewich; Harry Cutbell,. Works School, Bromborough Pool; Harry Haro- brook and George Sparrow, Edleston-road School, Crowe; Sydney R. Hewitt, Weslevan School,. I Macclesfieid; Herbert Collins, Mickle Trafford; Herbert P. Riches, Lord Crewe's School, Weston; Margaret White, St. Peter's, Elworth; Cuthbert H. Hough, Neston National; Wm. Astbury, Ash- ton Hayes; Philip H. Hancock, British School, Wheelock.
LORD DELAMERE'S RIGHTS. NORTHWICH COUNCIL'S VOTING. A DEADLOCK. On Friday afternoon, at the meeting of the Northwich Rural Council, Mr. Howitt moved a. resolution to the effect that Lord Delamere be im- mediately advised; that unless he removes all ob. structions to the famous New Park-road from Round Tower to Whitegate by the 27th instant, then the surveyor of the Council would be in- structed to remove all obstructions such as posts. chains, notice boards, etc. Mr. Howitt asserted that it was the view of the oldest residents in Whitegate, Cuddington, and Winsford that the. road had been a public road from time imme- ffiorial.. Mr. Pre3cott seconded,, contending that if the publio had any right at all it ought to be vindi- ca t ea. Mr. Gerrardj Weaverham, urged that the publio rights should he maintained to the full, but he objected to go to the extreme indicated by Mr. Hewitt until they hAd taken legal advice. Other members spoke in a similar strain, &IMI suggested that the committee should confer with the clerk. After further discussion, the resolution and all amendment in favour of deferring the matter were put to the meeting. Ihe resolution was declared to have been carried by six votes against five. Then ensued a peculiar state of things. The names of those who voted for the resolution were. demanded, and tha- resolution and amendment were again submitted to the meeting. This time seven voted for each. The chairman refused either to give a vote or a casting vote, and there was a deadlock, which was ended by Mr. Howitt'a giving notice that he would once more move his resolution at the next meeting of the Council.
TUBERCULAR COW. SOLD FOR 12s. 6o. j DISGRACEFUL CASE. 1 At Eddisbury Peifty Sessions on Monday, before Colonel Lascelles W.ld other magistrates, James Oultram, farmer, Bhrdey, was charged with causing a cow to be driven along the highway while in an unfit state on May 5th and 6th, and Alphonsa Garcey, a lad in Ouitram's employment, answered to two charges, of beating a cow and driving the same animal while i4 was in an unfit state on May 5th and 6th respectively. Inspector Blake-Jones, who prosecuted on behalf of the R.b.P.C A., said that on Monday, 5tli May, defendant Oultram bought a cow for 12s Gd. at the. Beeston Smithfield'. The animal was in the last- stages of tuberculosis. The lad Garcey drove it to. Huxley, and he was seen thrashing the cow, which fell down from exhaustion. Oultram's attention was called to the fact,, and he said he would take it away in a float. He did not do so. The following day Garcey was seen driving the animal to the farm. The society did noc wish to appear vindictive, but it was discreditable for a man to send a cow like that to the market, and it was more discreditable to a man to buy one in that condition. P.C. Harrison said that as he was returning from Beeston Smithfield to Tiverton he saw Garcey with three cows. The boy was beating one of them with an ash stick. The cow fell down and appeared quite exhausted. Just as it fell the lad struck it across the side of the head. Later in the evening h& found the animal further along the road, lying on some loose stones. It was bruised on the left shoulder and hind quarter. On Oultram's attention being called to- the bruises, he said that they were nothing. He then got into his cart to go home. Witness asked' him if he was going to leave tile cow there. Oultram said he wished he had never seen the cow for fie had had quite enough ofr it It» nnght go where it liked. Oultram then went away and left the cow. The animal was afterwards removed into a croft by some of the bystanders. The next day he saw Garcey driving the cow towards Tiverton. The animal, after proceeding two or three hundred yards, fell into a ditch. Though Garcey bad a bicycle with him, he refused to go and tell his master about the cow. Witness asked a gentleman who was riding past to call at the farm to tell them about the animal. The gentle- man did soy and the animal was removed and destroyed. The Chairman (Colonel Lascelles), in addressing the defendants, said the responsibility of the offence rested in Oultram, and they would firw him -10s. and costs on the first charge on the 5th Mav. Th& other case was dismissed, because the magistrates thought the penalty in the one case would meet both. Oultram bad got a good character. At the same time they thought he had no business to buy a cow of that description. If the Bench could prevent the buying of such animals, they would do so. As to Garcey, if he was told to drive a cow in that state. he should not do so The magistrates would let him off that time. The Bench intended! to make a representation on the subject of that market to the Board of Agriculture, and hoped that legislation would be the result. Inspector Blake Jones said the magisterial representation would be very gratifying, to the society.
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COUNTY POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—Before Messrs. H. D. Trelawny (presiding), John Thompson, R. T. Richardson and J. Pover, and Col. Evans-Lloyd. MATRIMONIAL TROUBLES—Edward Har- rison, butcher, residing at Upton, was summoned for persistent cruelty towards his wife, Rebecca Harnson, who sought an order for separation. Mr. E. Brassey appeared for complainant, and Mr. TWT r> r defendant.—It appeared from Mr. Brassey s statement that the parties were mar- ried in May, 1898, and lived at Upton, there having been two children, who had both died. The cruelty alleged by the complainant had taken place within the last six months. Defendant continually came home drunk, being, in fact, hardly over sober, and on many occasions used personal vio- lence towards his wife. On the 12th of March he came home intoxicated, after attending a p'.ough- ing match, and broke the lamp, threw a chair°at his wife, and pushed her out of the house. When he became quieter, she returned to the house and remained downstairs with the child. With her child she had had to hide in various places to es- cape his violence. Defendant did not provide her with money, and she left him on the 27th of April. Complainant's mother subsequently wrote to the man, asking him what he was going to do, and he replied that he was prepared to receive his wife, but otherwise the home would be broken up.- Complainant, bearing out this statement in evi- dence, said she summoned her husband some time ago for giving her two black eyes, and she for- gave him. As there was no food in the house, a neighbour named Mrs. Woodward had main- tained her for about five weeks.—Joseph P. Moore, complainant's stepfather, deposed to be- ing brought to the house one Sunday to protect her from her husband's violence. She was cry- ing, and told him defendant had struck her. De- USL fendant was in the house at the time, under the influence of drink and creating a disturbance. Mrs. Moore said defendant thrashed his wife night and day during the last six months, and complain- ant had run to her house several times with the baby in fear of him.—Mrs. Emma Woodward, a neighbour, deposed to having kept Mrs. Harrison in food for five weeks before she left her husband, in consequence of a complaint she made to her against him.—For the defence, Mr. Giles denied the allegations, contending that the evidence was of a most flimsy and unreliable character. The sole cause of the trouble was complainant's mother, and it was significant that no charges were made against the defendant until he had left Mr. Moore's employment.-The case was dismissed, but the Chairman remarked that the magistrates were afraid that defendant was not a sober man OBJECTED TO THE LODGER.—Elizabeth Rutherford sought a separation order against her husband, James Henry Rutherford, fitter, Elles- mere Port, by reason of his persistent cruelty.— Complainant said she had been married eight years, and during the whole of that time her hus- band had neglected to support her. For the last two years she had had to support herself by keep- ing lodgers. Defendant thrashed her the day be- fore Good Friday, and on many other occasions.— Defendant, who admitted the charge, said he was prepared to maintain his wife on condition that she turned a certain lodger out of the house. He struck her on the occasion referred to under strong provocation, as she had torn his clothes and collar, and produced a knife with the intention of stab- bing him.—Complainant produced a love-letter, which she had alleged defendant had written to another woman.—In answer to the Chairman, de- fendant said it was written for a joke.—The Chair- man That is a very dangerous joke for a married man.—The Bench granted a separation, and ordered defendant to contribute 12s. per week.