auctioit 23ianK "^SaOoshy MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. June 10 and ii- At the Boston Hotel, City-road— Household Furniture and Effects June 17—At the Auction Mart, Foregate-atreet-it Household Furniture and Effects June 19-At No. 7, Hoole Park, Chester-House- hold Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. CXJNNAH & ROBERTS. June -4 At the Smithtield, liooton Fat and Store Cattle June 5—At Cheater Smithfield—Store Stock Sale June 6-At the Smithtield, Ohester-Hides, Skins, and Fat — June 7-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Family Residences June 7-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Fully- licensed Publio House June lO-At the Smithfield, Chester-Fat and Store Stock June 11—At the Grosvenor Sale Rooms, Newgate- street-Oil Paintings & Water Colour Drawings By MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON AND CHALLINOR. June 4-At Beeston Castle Hotel, Tarporley- Freehold Residences on Bunbury Heath June 4-At the Beeston Castle Hotel, nr. Tarporley —Messuage and Cottages on Bunbury Heath June 11—At the Red Lion Hotel, Little Sutton- Villa Residences and Building Site By MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS. June 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19-At the Repository, Wrexham—Horses June 16-At the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham —Agricultural Property and Land June 16—-At the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham —Agricultural Properties By MESSRS. HALL, WATERIDGE & OWEN. June 13—At the County Mart, Shrewsbury—Free- hold Farms at Cardington Sales fcg Auction. -I"I- Sale of Excellent Household Furniture, Glass, China, Plated Goods, Linen and Blankets, Hand Cart, Bicycle, Kitchen Requisites, and other Effects, at the BOSTON HOTEL, CITY- ROAD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. have been favoured with instructions from Mrs. Gresty, who is leaving the city, to SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, June 10th and 11th, 1902, commencing each day at 11 o'clock punctually, the above-mentioned modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS. N.B.—Catalogues may be obtained from Messrs. Churton, Elpnick, Roberts and Richardson, Auctioneers, Chester. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will hold their next MONTHLY SALE of Miscellaneous FURNITURE and EFFECTS on TUESDAY, 17th June, 1902. Early entries invited. Preliminary Notice of Sale of Excellent Household Furniture, Glass, Wedgwood, Minton and other China, Oil Paintings, Pianoforte, Grandfather's Clocks and other Effects, at No. 7, HOOLE PARK, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK &CO. HAVE been favoured with instructions to SELL BY AUCTION on THURSDAY, the 19th June, 1902, the valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS. N.B.—Full particulars in future advertisements. GREAT CORONATION SALE. 1000 HORSES. £50 PRIZES. The Largest Sales in the World. GREAT JUNE SALE IN THE NORTH WALES REPOSITORY, WREXHAM. MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS invite Entries for— JUNE 11th and 12th—High-class Harness Horses and Match Pairs. JUNR 13th—Pedigree Hackneys, Show Cobs and Ponies, including 12 from Mr. John Jones, Dinarth Hall. Five Class Prizes and Cham- pion Cup. SECOND WEEK. JUNE 18th and 19th—Heavy Town, Lurry, Parcel Vanners, and Young Horses. A 10 guinea Cup for the best Town Horse. In the recent March and April Sales in this Repository 75 Horses have been sold at an average of over £ 100, and the Champion Cart Horse last sale 120 guineas. Monday, 16th June, at Two o'clock. Highly important Sale of Agricultural Properties and Accommodation Lands, near Bangor-on-Dee Railway Station, 4 miles from Wrexham. FRANK LLOYD & SONS win SELL BY AUCTION, at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham, on MONDAY, 16th June, 1902, at Two o'clock prompt, LOT l.-A desirable SMALL HOLDING, called "The Cottage in the Fields," situate near Shock- laoh, in the County of Chester, containing 13 acres and 28 perches or thereabouts, occupied by Mrs. Humphreys at the annual rent of R30 6s. Lor 2.-Three valuable MEADOWS, near Shocklach, called "Cao Mawr," "The Great Windes," and "Mark Hill," in the parishes of Worthenbury and Shocklach, containing 15 acres 1 rood 9 perches, occupied by Messrs. Robert Davies and Thomas Nickson, at annual rents amounting to 934. LOT 3.—Valuable MEADOW, called "Breezy Hayes," near Lot 2, occupied by Mr. Thomas Billitigton, at the annual rent of 911, containing an area of 5 acres 1 rood 11 perches. LOT 4.-Three valuable ACCOMMODATION FIELDS in Green-lane, near Bangor-on-Dee Rail- way Station, occupied by Mr. John Moore, at the annual rent of £ 11 10s., and containing 7 acres and 11 perches. LOT 5.—Freehold FARM. called "Crab Mill," within five minutes' walk of Bangor-on-Dee Station, occupied by Mr. William Dulson, containing 25 acres and 18 perches, at the apportioned rent of £45, clear of tithe. LoT 6.—Valuable ACCOMMODATION FIELD, on the Bangor and Whitchurch main road, occupied by Mr. Dulson, as part of Crab Mill Farm, contain- ing 4 acres and 9 perches, at the apportioned yearly rent of B5, clear of tithe. Plans and particulars from the AUCTIONEERS, Parr's Bank Chambers, Wrexham; Messrs. BURT and ACTON, Solicitors, Wrexham; or Messrs. PEAKE, BIRD, COLLINS & Co., Solicitors, 6, Bedford Row, London, E.C. Monday, 16th June, at Two o'clock prompt. FLINTSHIRE AND CHESHIRE. THE PULESTONE TRUST ESTATE. Highly important Sale of valuable Freehold AGRI- CULTURAL PROPERTIES, being the outly- ing portions of the above estate, in 34 lots, to suit the requirements of large and small investors, including the Cottage Gorse Farm of 95! acres, Dawaon's Farm of 47 acres, the Brook Farm" of 114 acres, the Wern "or Boathouse Farm of 31:1 acres, all situate near Worthenbury; the Pandy'' Farm of 27 acres, situate on the Bangor and Whitchurch main road; and the Holly Bush" Farm of 34:1: acres, situate at Holly Bush, and all within 1 miles of Bangor-on-Dee Railway Station (Wrexham & Ellesmere Railway). Three SMALL HOLDINGS, COTTAGES and valu- able ACCOMMODATION LANDS, situate on good roads and well adapted and available for building purposes, and situate in the parish of Worthenbury, and within a few minutes' walk of Bangor-on-Dee Railway Station also several lots of the most fertile MEADOWSin the two counties, the whole containing a total area of 713 acres, being in the parishes of Shocklach, Worthenbury, Halghton, and Bangor; also the FULLY- LICENSED PROPERTY, known as the Emral Arms, Worthenbury, with the garden, stabling, &c., also the Impropriate or Great TITHES of the Townships of Church Shocklach and Shocklach Obiatt, or the Rent Charge in lieu thereof, com- muted at £1.99 13s. 10d., subject to the usual averages as the same is apportioned, according to the provisions of the Tithe Commutation Act. R -A."IN7 LLOYD & SONS will offer the above FR ANK LLOYD & SONS will offer the above _P important PROPERTIES for SALE BY AUCTION, at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham, on MONDAY, the 16th June next, at Two o'clock prompt. Plans and particulars from the AUCTIONEERS, Parr's Bank Chambers, Wrexham; or Messrs. PEAKE, BIRD, COLLINS & Co., Solicitors, 6, Bedford Row, London, W.C. COMLEY, CARDINGTON, SHROPSHIRE, about one mile from Leebotwood Station, three miles from Church Stretton, and ten from Shrews- bury. Two desirable FREEHOLD FARMS, known as Comley" and "Hollyhurst," situated in the Parish of Cardington, and on the main road from Leehotwood to Cardington, with excellent Houses, Buildings and Cottages. The Properties com- prise r.reas of about 73a. Or. 33p. and 30a. 2r. 6p. and are divided into useful Crofts of sound Pasture and Arable Land, well watered, and lying con- veniently together. A considerable outlay has quite recently been made upon- improvements and repairs in the buildings, rendering the' same in capital order, and most convenient for efficient farming. In the respective occupations of Messrs. Thomas Arthur Rudge and Thomas Jones. MESSRS. WM. HALL, WATERIDGE AND OWEN are instructed to SELL BY AUC- TION, at the County Mart, Shrewsbury, on FRIDAY, June 13, 1902, at 3 for 3.30 o'clock, in two lots and subject to conditions of sale (which will incorporate the Common Form Conditions of the Shropshire Society), the above-described important PROPERTIES. Particulars of sale, with plans, may be obtained from the AUCTIONEERS, High-street, Shrewsbury or from MESURS. VICKERS, SON & BROWN, Solicitors, Bank-street, Sheffield. Sales bJ1 Auction. THIS DAY (WEDNESDAY) at One o'clock, at HOOTON SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH A ROBERTS will hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES. Further entries respectfully solicited. On Thursday Next, June 5th, 1902, at Eleven. SPRING STORE STOCK SALE at ICHESTER SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS win HOLD a SALE of GRAZING STOCK. DAIRY COWS, HEIFERS, and STORE BULLS, on THURSDAY NEXT. The entries include 3 pedigree shorthorn stock Bulls from Mr. J. Christopherson, Stud Farm, Hooton. A grand trade expected. A capital clearance last Thursday. Further entries respectfully solicited. Auctioneers' offices: Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. On FRIDAY NEXT, June 6th, 1902, at 2 *'010011. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS win con- duct the usual WEEKLY SALE of HIDES, SKINS and FAT on FRIDAY instead of Thursday. On Saturday Next. To Brewers, Investors, and Others. Highly Important Sale of a Valuable Fully-licensed Freehold Corner Publio House, situated in the best position and most populous part of the city, within a short distance of both railway stations and adjoining the Coal Exchange, and admirably adapted for doing a sound business and extensive beer trade. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, at the Blossoms Hotel, in the city of Chester, on SATURDAY, the 7th day of June, 1902, at Three o'clock punctually, subject to conditions to be then and there produced- All that Fully-licensed Free PUBLIC HOUSE, known as the "GLYNNE ARMS HOTEL," situate and being No. 100, Brook-street, and No. 1, Francis-street, in the city of Chester, and now lot on an annual tenancy to the West Cheshire Brewery Company, Limited. The House contains bar, smoke-room, sitting- room, kitchen, back-kitchen, pantry, yard, and w.c.; 8 bedrooms, sitting-room and w.c. up- stairs and good cellarage. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester; or to MESSRS. BOYDELL & TAYLOR, Solicitors, 2.. Pepper-street, Chester. On Saturday Next. ASH GROVE AND MIDDLE CRANE- STREET, CHESTER. Important Sale of highly desirable and commodious Freehold Family Residences to be SOLD BY AUCTION by MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 7th of June, 1902, at Three o'clock punctually, subject to conditions to be then produced- LOT 1. The attractive and valuable Freehold Detached FAMILY RESIDENCE, situate and being No. 3, Ash Grove, Wrexham-road, now in the occupation of Mrs. Kirkpatrick. The House contains hall, drawing-room, dining- room, five bedrooms, dressing-room, kitchen, scullery, pantry, large dry cellar, front and back staircases also large coach-house and out-offices- There is a nice front garden and a good kitchen garden, nicely laid out and planted. Chester water and gas is laid on, and there is also a large galvanised water tank for rain water. The property is conveniently situated to the trams, and is in the most desirable residential portion of the city. Early possession can be given if desired. LOT 2. All that Freehold MESSUAGE or DWELL- ING-HOUSE, No. 24, Middle Crane-street, Chester, in the occupation of Mr. Perkins as monthly tenant at the yearly rent of £18, the tenant paying all rates, &c. The house contains parlour, lobby, kitchen, back kitchen, good yard, with w.c., two cellars, five bed- rooms, dressing room, and w. c. This lot is subject to a yearly ground rent of 15s. For cards to view and any further information apply as to both lots to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester as to Lot 1 to Messrs. BOYDELL and TAYLOR, Solicitors, 2, Pepper-street, Chester and as to Lot 2 to Messrs. JOLLIFFH & JOLLIFFE, Solicitors, 13, St. John-street, Chester. On TUESDAY NEXT, at Eleven o'clock, AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold A-A. their usual WEEKLY SALE of Prime Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, A CALVES Pigs brought from the County of Chester with a declaration can be moved back again into the county with a license to be obtained from the Inspector at the Smithfield. Entries respectfully solicited. WEDNESDAY, 11th June, 1902. Sale of valuable OILPAINTINGS and WATER COLOR DRAWINGS, formerly the property of the late Mrs. Schmidt, of Penrhyn, and others. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS have been favoured with instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Sale Rooms, New- gate-street, Chester, the above valuable collection, removed for convenience of sale, also a small collec- tion of Modern OIL PAINTINGS from a bankrupt stock, which will be sold without reserve. The collection consists of works by the following well-known artists, viz :—W. Collins, R.A., James Stark, P. Nasmyth, Sir H. Raebvlrn, George Morland, E. J. Niemann, W. Shayer, T. S. Cooper, R.A., P. L. Wouvermans, George Romney, Sir P. Lely, Vicat Cole, R.A., and others. NoTr,This collection is well worth the attention of connoisseurs and art collectors, as the opportunity of purchasing pictures from such a large selection is one that rarely occurs in this neighbourhood. Sale at 2 o'clock punctually. Catalogues may be obtained from the AUCTION- BEag, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. THIS DAY (WEDNESDAY), June 4th. Sale of a Freehold PROPERTY, consisting of Two Hunting Boxes, Residences, Land, &c., at BUN- BURY HEATH, about one mile from Beeston Castle Station, by MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON and JL'tLJL CHALLINOR, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. This Day (Wednesday). BUNBURY HEATH, NEAR TARPORLEY. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON AND CHALLINOR, at the Beeston Castle Hotel, near Tarporley, on WEDNESDAY, the 4th June, 1902, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions, in the following or such other lots as may be deter- mined at the sale:- LOT 1. All that Freehold MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, situate on Bunbury Heath, in the county of Chester, on the east side of the high road leading from Tarporley to Whitchurch, and now in the occupation of Miss Withenshaw. LOT 2.—All that Freehold COTTAGE, situate on Bunbury Heath, and adjoining the last-mentioned lot, and now let to Lieut.-Colonel R. C. Drury. LOT 3.-All that Freehold COTTAGE, situate on Bunbury Heath, and adjoining the last-men- tioned lot, and now also let to Lieut.-Colonel R. C. Drury. The Property is charmingly situate close to the village of Bunbury, and commands good tenants. The Vyrnwy water is laid on. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS; Mr. T. MOORE DUTTON, Solicitor; or to Messrs. DICKSON, BARNES & DICKSON, Solicitors, all of Chester. LITTLE SUTTON, CHESHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON AND CHALLINOR, at the Red Lion Hotel, Little Sutton, on WEDNESDAY, the 11th June, 1902, at 6 o'clock p.m., subject to conditions, the under- mentioned Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY— LOT 1.—The VILLA RESIDENCE, known as No. 2, Hope Villas, Little Sutton aforesaid, situate on the east side of the highway leading from Chester to Birkenhead, with the front and back gardens and outbuildings thereto belonging, in the occupation of Mr. J. Tindal, as yearly tenant. This lot comprises about 736 square yards of land. LOT 2.—The VILLA RESIDENCE, known as No. 1, Hope Villas, situate on the south side of and adjoining Lot 1, with the front and back gardens and stable and outbuildings thereto belonging, in the occupation of Mr. A. P. Somerville, as yearly tenant. This lot comprises about 840 square yards of land. LOT 3.—The Plot of Valuable BUILDING LAND, situate on the south side of and adjoining Lot 2, and containing 1,816 square yards or there- abouts, also in the occupation of Mr. A. P. Somer- ville, as yearly tenant. This is an excellent building site. For further particulars and plans apply to Mr. H. P. BECKETT, Architect, Ellesmere Port; or to the AUCTIONEERS, St. Werburgh-street, Chester; or to MESSRS. DICKSON, BARNES & DICKSON, Solicitors, St. Oswald's Chambers, Chester. SEASON 1902. STTJD CARDS TASTEFULLY PRINTED AT MODERATE PRICES AT THE COURANT PRINTING WORKS, THE CROSS. CHESTER. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES HOUSES TO BE LET, APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUgHS WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OR FOUND, ARTICLES TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGXS, AND DEATHS, are now1 inserted in The Chester Courant at the following rates:— NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY W ORDS- ONE INSERTION. 1/- TWO INSERTIONS 116 THREE INSERTIONS 2/- NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY-FIVE WORDS— ONE INSERTION 1/6 Two INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- -"1' EID be Let. T IST OR RESIDENCES, ISSUED MONTHLY. SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. go be Soili. FOR SALE, the property of Captain Forestier- Walker, R.A., Brown WELSH COB, 14-1.— Can be seen by appointment at Rock Cottage, Upton Park, Chester. 1545 LADIES' Cashmere and Alpaca DRESS LENGTHS, handsome designs and colourings, 3/11 carriage paid, patterns free.—Bradford Dress Warehouse, Shipley, Bradford. FOR SALE, a Four-wheel DOG-CART, by '1 Hewitt, Chester indiarubber tyres, in excellent condition.—Apply to Colonel Hamersley, Hoole Lodge, Chester. ADIES; dainty BLOUSE MATERIALS and Washing Fabrics, all new styles, 4f yard. Carriage paid, patterns free. Dress Warehouse (B 91), Darlington. EXCELLENT PLEASURE BOAT, GOOD AS new; built of cedar, carries five. Owner having no further use will sell very cheap.—Apply T. Henshaw, 23, Liverpool-road, Chester. 1547 BARGAINS.—Stylish Buffaline Cord DRESS LENGTHS, in old rose, greys, browns, &c. 3/11 paid, patterns free.—Clark's Dress Warehouse, Hull. rpo BE SOLD, ROAN MARE, by "Lord JL Derwent," dam by Old Bedford," 15 hands, 6 years old, a good hack, steady in harness, and sound.—Apply to Mr. R. L. Barker, 10, Eaton- road, Chester. ICYCLE. -Raleigh, 1901, X frame, "modele JL) superbe," 24 inch frame, free wheel, two rim brakes, metal gear case, Scottish tyres, dark green and fine lines, lamp, cyclometer. Splendid machine, cost k25 net cash. Price, £ 12 12s.—R., 22, Water- gate-street, Chester. 1549 l> EPAIRS to Steam, Gas and Oil ENGINES. JL%; MOTOR CARS Repaired and Stored. Port- able Engine on Hire. New Steam Engines of various sizes; also Saw Benches, Shafting, Pulleys, etc., always in stock and progress. tanceleys, Engineers, Brook-street, Chester. ARM.—VALE OF CLWYD, North Wales.— Very Desirable Freehold DAIRY FARM, within half-a-mile of the City of St. Asaph. Good House and Buildings, Cottage, and about 36 acres of rich Meadow Land, on which there are splendid building sites, and excellent fishing in the river Clwyd.—Apply Messrs. Norris & Miles, Solicitors, Tenbury. FREE CYCLES Marvellous Bargains 2,800 Cycles, CYCLES Motors and Accessories. Bargains in CYCLES Eadie'sand B.S.A. Machines. FREE to CYCLES any address, the most interesting 50-page CYCLES Catalogue in the trade. Second-hand CYCLES Cycles from 30s. 2,000 New Machines CYCLES from B2 17s. 6d. Plated Rims, Rim CYCLES Brake, Free-wheel Machines from 94 10s. CYCLES each. Every class of Machine in stock. CYCLES Accessories Half-price 50 per cent. CYCLES cheaper than others. Marvellous bar- CYCLES gains; Agents Wanted; Trade Supplied. CYCLES Don't buy before you have seen our CYCLES 50-page new illustrated catalogue, which CYCLES will be an eye-opener and money-maker to CYCLES all interested in the Cycle Trade. This CYCLES Catalogue FREE to all.-WARRILOW CYCLES and CO., WESTON-SUPER-MARE. SEanteft. DRESSMAKERS.-WANTED, at once, SKIRT, BODICE and SLEEVE HANDS. Hours: 8-30 a.m. to 6-30 p.m.; 2 o'clock on Saturdays.—Apply A. Parkes, Bridge-street Row, Chester. 1550 1 THIRST-CLASS WHOLESALE MERCHANT } WANTED as BUYING AGENT for this district for large Chocolate and Cocoa Manufacturing fffm. -Address "Buyer," c/o" Courant" Office. GOOD plain COOK WANTED for JBirkenhead, %_W four in family, mustve good references.— e' Address Mrs.- M., 4, KiBgsmeàd-road, South, Oxton, Birkenhead. 1537 V ADIES.-Having purchased a manufacturer's tJ stock of DRESS GOODS, shall offer some Armures, Cashmeres, Cords, Cloths in summer colorings, at one price all round, 4/ the dress length carriage paid. Large assortment in Blacks. Patterns free.—Ventnor-street Warehouse, Leeds. "XT OTICE. — SOUTH AFRICA. — Intending JL3I VISITORS or SETTLERS should secure BERTHS some weeks in advance. June Outward Sailings and full particulars of Local Agent, Union Castle Line Steamship Co., Ltd., 26, Watergate- street, Chester. 1552 WORTH READING.—An interesting and fully Ulustrated article dealing with the SAVING OF RENT will be sent post free on receipt of post card (mentioning this paper) to The Manager, 72. Bishopsgate-street Without, London, I E.C. It will only cost you a halfpenny to write for it, and it may be the means of saving you many pounds. 1540 WANTED, good FAMILY RESIDENCE, on gravel soil, within easy distance of Man- chester, not exceeding one and a half hour by rail, and near main line station. If adjacent to good town, preferred. Must have four good reception- rooms besides billiard-room, good hall, and not less than eight best bedrooms, besides dressing and bath- rooms, and servants' accommodation; good gardens; stabling for five or six lodge, and with or without some adjoining land for shooting.—Address, giving particulars, rent, etc., Parkyn, Oakfield Hall, Dukinfield, near Manchester. 1534 NCREASE YOUR INCOME.-Thereare many 11 men who at the present time are earning only a small weekly wage who would be glad to have an opportunity of adding to their incomes. To such men, if they are intelligent, active, and able to spare a few hours daily, this advertisement is ad- dressed, and anyone who wishes to know how his earnings may be increased and his interests advanced, will be supplied with particulars free upon applica- tion. The work need not interfere with any present occupation, and an hour or so per day regularly employed in this particular business has been found by many who have commenced by taking up the work in their spare time sufficient to make a splendid start, which has encouraged them after learning the work to devote their whole time, giving up other employment. Residence in any part of the United Kingdom is no objection, as the work can be localised. For particulars address Result," "Courant" Office, Chester. y 1539 DR. SCOTT'S PILLS THE SAFEST MEDICTNE, MILD, BUT EFFECTUAL, CONTAIN THF FINEST DRUGS THAT CAN BE PRODUCED. DR. SCOTT'S PILLS CURE HEADACHE AND SICKNESS, CUFCE INDIGESTION AND WIND, CURE FJJATUIIENCB AND HEARTBURN, CURE ALL BILIOUS AFFECTIONS. DR. SCOTTS PILLS ARE A TONIC PURIFIER. STRENGTHEN THK WHOLE SYSTEM. INDUCE CHEERFULNESS. INVALUABLE AS A FAMILY MEDICINE DR. SCOTT'S PILLS CURK LOSS OF APPETITE. CURE DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS. CURE ALL DISORDEKS OF THE BLOOD. CURE LASSITUDE AND NERVOUSNESS. DR. SCOTT'S PILLS should be kept at hand by all Heads of Households, to resort to on any slight occasion of ailing on the part of thvse under their charge, as by paying attention to the regular action of the Stomach, Liver and Bowels many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They will be found in slight cases by a single dose to restore health to the body with a happy frame of mind. DR. SCOTT'S PILLS Are prepared only by W. LAMBERT, 173, SEYMOUR PLACE, LONDON, W. Do not be per-uaded by anyone to buy any other Medicine instead, but insist upon having the right thing, which is wrapped in a square green package. By pos: for 1". or 3 stiunps. CHESTER STEAM LAUNDRY. VICTORIA ROAD (CLOSE BY THE NORTHGATE STATION). AU the arrangements are on the most approved modern system for Washing, Ironing, Drying, Packing, &c., and the management most efficient. W. H. LIPSHAM, Secretary & General Manager (Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd.) tig" Inspection is specally invited on any day excepting Mondays and Saturdays. TELEPHONE No. 80. DAVIES & SHEPHEARD'S pURE RATED JABLE RATERS IN SYPHONS AND BOTTLES. The Tops of the Syphons are Silver-plated inside and out, the contents being in contact only with Silver and Glass. RETAIL PRICES. Corked Screw Syphons. Bottles. Stoppered Per doz. Large. Splits. Bottles SODA WATER. 3/6 1/6 1/3 1/6 POTASH „ 3/6 1/6 1/3 1/6 SELTZER,, 3/6 16 1/3 1/6 Single Syphons, 4d. each. LITHIA WATER 4/6 2/- 1/6 LEMONADE 4/6 1/6 1/3 1/6 GINGER ALE 4/6 1/6 1/3 1/6 Single Syphons, 5d. each. MANUFACTURED Bar DAVIES & SHEPHEARD BRIDGE STREET ROW, CHESTER. THEFINEST HEALTH RESORT IN NORTH WALES RHOS ABBEY HOTEL, —— RHOS-ON-SEA, COLWYN BAY. Facing the sea, pure bracing air, delightful climate, charging scenery, water supply and sanitation perfect. Elegant apartments, every home comfort; all bedrooms sea view. Excellent golf links by the sea. within half-a- mile. High-class cuisine. Terms moderate. Tariff apply Fr. MEIER, Proprietor (late at the WINDSOR HOTEL, GLASGOW). CAMBRIDGE L EMONADE., Carefully prepared from Sicilian Lemons. Guaranteed to contain the natural refreshing con- stituents of the Fresh Ripe Fruit, free from any added acid or other injurious ingredient. A Grocer writes:—"The Cambridge Lemonade is far and away the best I have sold yet. A customer to whom I introduced it has within the last six weeks used four dozen. She said she had used every other lemonade she could get, but CAMBRIDGE BEATS ALL W. per bottle to make two gallons. CHIVERS & SONS, LTD., Histon, Cambridge. B LAIR'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS NOR BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. RHEUMATISM, GOUT, LUMBAGO, BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. "D SCIATICA. The acute patir 18 "DLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. Skills!-Of afi _L# Chemists and Stores BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS, at 1/1* and 2/9 per Box. BENZINE POLLAS \~J Cleans Gloves and Dresses. BENZINE POLL AS Removes Tar, Oil Paint, Grease. BENZINE /HOLLAS \_J Cleans Silks, Ribbons, Cloth, &c. BENZINE POLLAS. \J TRY "COLLAS." See the word COLL AS on the Label and Cap. Extra refined, nearly odourless. On using, becoming quite odourless. BENZINE /HOLLAS. \J ASK FOR "COLLAS" Preparation and take no other. Sold everywhere, 6d., Is. and Is. 6d. per Bottle. Wholesale Agents: J. SANGER & SONS,. Winsley-street, Oxford-street, W .A* .A* lit INSURANCE OFFICE. 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DIARY OF GOMING ENGAGEMENTS. June 4-Wirral Board of Guardians. 4,4-c.-Exhibition of Gas Cookers at Music rrn „ 5—Chester Cattle Fair. S—Caergwrle Petty Sessions. 5-Nantwich Cheese Fair. 5—Chester County Court. 7-Chester District Council.
PEACE. To the great relief and the unfeigned joy of the whole British Empire peace with the Boers has at last been concluded. The public mind had been prepared any time during the past few weeks for this happy issue of the conferences with the Boer leaders, but with such slippery folk there was always a chance of a mishap. It was so late as half-past ten o'clock on Saturday evening that the terms of surrender were signed at Pretoria by the Boer representatives and Lords Milner and Kitchener. The intelligence was posted up in London about five o'clock on Sunday after- noon and rapidly spread over the face of the country. The dissemination of the news was accompanied by demonstrations of rejoicing. The air reverberated everywhere with boom- ing guns, pealing bells, hobting steam buzzers, and, above all, the cheers of a populace over- joyed at the satisfactory termination of a long and tough struggle in which much blood has been spilt and much gold expended. It is curious now to look back to the date of the outbreak of the war and to contrast the general forecasts of that time with the ex- perience of to-day. When the pious old Kruger, in his accustomed language of hyper- bole, vaunted that he would stagger! humanity," nobody took him seriously. We would not admit, even to ourselves, that this South African campaign was really a war in the proper sense of the word. It was to be merely a sort of punitive expedition, similar to what we are always experiencing, off and on, with the frontier tribes of India and other outlying regions, where our Empire borders on uncivilised parts of the earth. It was supposed to be a question simply of rein- forcements, and then a walk-over to Pretoria. One celebrated General who left for the front in the early days of the campaign had his luggage, in fact, addressed in England "To Pretoria." Then came the disillusion- ment. The Dutchmen, who precipitated matters by their insulting ultimatum, which expired on October 11th, 1899, immediately assumed the aggressive, marching on Kim- berley and Mafeking, which were soon isolated and doomed to endure the rigours of a prolonged siege. The Boers, profiting by their enormous superiority of numbers and preparedness, over-ran Natal and so early as the 2nd of November had shut up Sir George White in Ladysmith. Days and weeks of gloom succeeded, when our scattered forces suffered unexpected and deplorable reverses. This is not the time nor the place for a detailed account of the operations throughout the two years and eight months that the war has dragged its slow length along. The leading incidents of the memorable campaign are still too painfully fresh in the minds of all of us, how Buller fought with dogged pertinacity but with indifferent success before Ladysmith, how Lord Roberts arrived on the scene and by masterly strokes of generalship planted the Union Jack at Pretoria, and how his successor, Lord Kitchener, toiled with un- flacqino, onfirffv and oilaractpristic st,rat,pjcv --oo-o -0.1 .a.a. "Otl throughout perhaps the most difficult stage of the war, when hostilities had practically degenerated into guerilla warfare, until the system of block-houses and elaborately- arranged "drives" harassed the enemy into ultimate submission. If any prophet had ventured to predict in October, 1899, that this outbreak, which we would hardly dignify at the moment with the title of even a little war, was destined to become the gravest conflict in which the British had been entangled since the old Napoleonic wars, he would have been laughed to scorn, as Kruger's historic pro- phecy was. Yet the indubitable fact remains that the war developed so rapidly as to require Great Britain's best energies in order to conquer the Dutchmen and secure British paramountcy throughout South Africa. It has involved an expenditure on our part of more than two hundred million pounds, and it has witnessed a national feat unexampled in the annals of war, the transport over-sea of an armed force of 300,000 men to battlefields between six and seven thousand miles from our shores. War is not all glory. The lights and shades, as we know from recent experience, alternate. But all through this trying period, from the British standpoint,, the good points have eclipsed the evil. To take the worst view first, the humilating reflection associated with this war that predominates is that it should have been left for the Boers,.a professedly pastoral, simple people, to take the initiative in revolutionising the methods of warfare. To their credit it must be conceded that it was they who first perceived the- altered condi 'tions under which armies must fight employ- ing smokeless powder and firearms of long accurate range. No nationality had before this perceived that, with these modern: advantages, the two chief weapons henceforth were to be the rifle and the spade.. Lifelong practice in hunting big and little game had taught the Boer the inestimable advantages of cover. This deer-stalking method of fight- log, with a disposition to flee,, when pressed, from cover to cover, suited the Boer genius, for the Boer loves trickery and is-an adept at deceit. Nothing, however, could be more alien to the British instinct, which loves a fair, stand-up fight in the open and above all a charge with the bayonet. It was the unceasing complaint of our men during the war that they could never get at their enemy at close quarters, seldom, in fact,, see-him, and hundreds of lives have been, recklessly sacrificed in South Africa in the endl-avour to conquer in the good old-fashioned: style that swept the legions of Napoleon; before the charging lines of cold steel. Nevertheless fommy Atkins soon learned tIle. lesson of South Africa and before many months were over he had acquired the eye for the country and the eye for cover that are indispensable conditions of success in the modern battle- field. The only other regrettable features of the war presented themselves in certain dis- coveries which were made. relative to deficiencies in the equipment of our Army, which suffered heavily from the wantof more mounted troops. Of the bright sides of the war columns might be written without exhausting the subject. Above all and through all the dominant feature of the con- duct of the fight on the British side has been the unwavering courage and dash of the British troops, officers and men alike bearing themselves with a heroism worthy of the proud annals of our Army. The garrisons of Ladysmith, Mafeking, and Kimberley and other isolated posts endured the lengthened anguish and privations of a siege with Spartan fortitude, while the accompanying virtues of humanity and charity were never absent, even when the treachery of the enemy warranted a less chivalrous course. The national humanity was never better exemplified than by the establishment of Concentration Camps for the reception of the- women and children of the belligerent Boers. No other country in the world ever accorded the same clemency to a foe, and yet this very humanity has been used as a weapon against us by foreign critics, and, to their eternal disgrace, by a section of our own fellow-countrymen at home who did not scruple to make party capital out of a national crisis. The wretched pro-Boers can, however,, be safely left to the just judgment of posterity. Another cheering aspect of the war upon which one is tempted to dwell is the marvellous manifes- tation of patriotism and loyalty which it evoked from our own distant Colonies. Our kinsmen beyond the seas flocked to the flag in their thousands without even, an invitation, and have not only largely contributed to the crowning success of the British arms, but have created a spirit of brotherhood and devotion to the Throne that pave the way for Imperial Federation on a scale of magnitude and magnificence that was scarcely dreamt of before. Moreover, perhaps, the truest test of the stability of the prestige of the British race and name is to be found in the attitude of the Continental nations during our period of trial. Although we were known to be in- volved in a tremendously arduous under- taking in South Africa, although most of the Continental nations openly boasted of their sympathy with our foe and exhibited their malevolent feelings towards us in the vilest and most disgusting language and caricatures in their gutter-press, not one of them dared to raise a finger against us. British diplomacy, thanks greatly to Lord Salisbury's far- sighted wisdom, pursued the even tenour of its way undisturbed by the South African embroglio, and it is no exaggeration to claim that in no single instance has British prestige suftered in the eyes of the Continent of Europe through this war. These are a few of the comforting reflections that force them- selves upon us at the conclusion of the hostilities, at a time when all are eagerly anticipating the permanent re-settlement of our dominions in South Africa and the re- starting of the great hives of industry that that rich land holds for us. The establish- ment of a firm, just and enlightened govern- ment in that region will be followed by an era of prosperity which will in the long run recoup us as an Empire for all the herculean efforts that have been put forth for its retention. 0
THE TERMS. The terms offered to and accepted by the conquered Dutchmen of South Africa are on a scale of liberality in keeping with the attitude of studied magnanimity which has characterised the course of British diplomacy all through the Y,-ztr and the events immediately preceding it. The conditions do not differ substantially from those offered to Louis Botha so loo ago as March of last year and disdainfully rejected then. The Boers at that date made a strong bid for immunity on behalf of the rebels, but for- tunately the British maintained a firm frooJt on that point, and all the subsequent fourteen months' fighting has not served to shake oils determination. The rebels are rightly excluded from the generous terms awarded to the burghers" for acts committed in regular warfare, and it is left to the governments of the various Colonies to deal with the rebels if and when they choose to come in. It has already been determined by the Government of Natal to deal with the rebels in accordance with the existing law, and by the Cape Government to disfranchise the common rebels for life, while the ringleaders and more highly-placed officials among the rebel Colonists will be handed over for punishment to the courts* the proper reward of the death penalty being mercifully withheld. While the sur- rendered burghers escape chastisement for any acts in connection with the prosecution of the war," this does not exempt those who-have been guilty of certain acts contrary to the usages of war which have been notified by the Comraiaxuier- in-Chief to the Boer generals, and which shall be tried by court-martial immediately after the close of hostilities." That there have been many such acts unworthy of civilised warfare- on the Boer side every witness of the conflict has afforded abundant testimony, bnt no doubt difficulty will be experienced in the production. of conclusive evidence of identity, and our pro- Boer friends will in all likelihood be loud. in, their lamentation: against methods of bar- barous punishment to the beaten foe. The only point that the Boers have won by their delay of fourteen months in laying down their arms is in the amount to be given by the British Government for the re-stocking of the farms and the re-settlement of the people in their homes. That sum is now fixed at the enormous figure of three millions, which is an act of unprecedented generosity. During the Louis Botha negotiations of March, 1901, it may be remembered, the British Government were farms and the re-settlement of the people in their homes. That sum is now fixed at the enormous figure of three millions, which is an act of unprecedented generosity. During the Louis Botha negotiations of March, 1901, it may be remembered, the British Government were prepared to allow a-sum of one million to indem- nify the inhabitants of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony for goods requisitioned from them by the lata Republican Governments or by Boer commandants. While our terms now accepted err on the side of liberality, they are an earnest of our good intentions towards the Boer race, and probably in the long run they will, prove economical policy by facilitating the speedy pacification of. the country. The agree- ment to allow Dutch to. ba taught in the schools and used in the courts is on a par with the general British policy everywhere, but probably it will be found that- the Dutchmen, like the Dutch women in the Concentration Camps, pre- fer that their children. should learn to speak English as the language of commerce. Careful stipulations are made with regard to the delivery of arms by the burghers, although rifles will still be allowed where necessary for personal pro- tection in wild districts.. This safeguard will prevent the possibility of. the recurrence of a South Africa in arms again, as happened under the old British suzerainty, and it is not, we trust, a too optimistic view to take that the next time the Boers are in. arm they will be found standing shoulder to shoulder with our own fellow-countrymen in defence of the Empire against a foreign foe.
It has already been suggested that a day of thanksgiving should be set apart for the com- memoration of the happy peace in South Africa. A question was asked in the: House of Commons on Monday night on the subject, but nothing definite has been settled. Business men will agree that, in view of the two Coronation holidays this month, it would be disastrous to make a further encroachment upon working hours at this season. It would, therefore, be exceedingly appropriate to. arrange for the Thanksgiving Day to be observed on a Sunday. This is not only the most fitting time for an occasion of the kind, but it would avoid any further disturbance with the industries of the country.
GHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMENCING JUNE 4. WHDNE8DAY, JUNK 4TIL-Morning,, 8.0 Matins. 10.15: The Litany hymn 529. Evening, 4.15 Service, Boardman in G; anthem, Be merciful" (Sydenham). THURSDAY, JUNK 5TH.—Morning, 8:.0: Holy Communion. 10.15: Service, Barnby in E. anthem, "Blessed are they" (Tours). Evening, 4.15: Service, Barnby in E; anthem, "Blessed be the God and Father" (Wesley). FRIDAY, JUNB 6T[L-Morning,. 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany hymn 114. Evening, 4.15 Service, Walmisley in C anthem, "God so loved the-world." (Staiuer). SATURDAY, JUNB 7TJI. Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Oalkin in B flat; anthem, Behold how good" (Clarke-WhitfeldX Evening, 4.15: Service, Calkin in B flat; anthem, Blessed be Thou." (Kent). SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH (Second Sunday after Trinity). — Morning, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Selby in A; anthem, In the beginning (Thome); introit, hymn 282; Holy Communion (Thomson, in A flat); preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3.30t Service, Selby in A; anthem, "Let the righteous be glad" (G. B. Arnold); hymn 292. 6.30: Processional. hymn, 291; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants; hymns. 284, 266, 306 preacher, the Lord Bishop. MONDAY, JUNK 9TH. Morning,. 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Croft in A anthem,, Cry aloud (Croft). Even- ing, 4.15: Service, Elvey in A anthem, "Come and let us return (G088). TUESDAY, J UNB 10TH. --MOMitlg. 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Cooke in G anthem, "Comfort 0 Lord" (Crotch). Evening, 4.15: Service, Cooke in G; anthem, "Call to remembrance (Battishill).
Friday's "London Gazette" announced that Mr. Ephraim Wood had been appointed a deputy lieutenant of the county of Carnarvon. Captain T. H. Tyrwhitt Drake, of Little Shardeloes, Amersham, Bucks, has accepted the Mastership of the Old. Berkeley Hunt (West), recently resigned by Mr.. Alfred Gilbey. A marriage has been, arranged between Lieu- tenant-Colonel Holland, R.A., second son of Mr. F. D. Holland, of Croptiiome Court, Pershore, Worcestershire, and. Amy Elizabeth, younger daughter of the late Mr. C. J. Ashton, of Little Onn Hall, Staffordshire, and Newton Moor, Hyde. Telegraphing in reply to an inquiry whether there was any foundation- for the report that he was about to resign his seat in Parliament, Mr. Samuel Smith says, "Rumour false." Mr. Smith, who is staying at Bergenstock, in Switzerland, has been steadily improving in health, and hopes to be in London for the Coronation. DEATH OF MRS. VINCENT CORBET.-We deeply regret to record the death, which occurred last Wednesday, at Leamington, of Mrs. Maria Corbet, widow of the late Mr. Vincent Corbet. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. Philip Humberston, of this city, and was in her ninety-second year. PRESENTATIONS, TO THE KING.-At the King's Levee on Monday, at St. James's Palace, the following local presentations were made to his Majesty:—Mr. P. Bonham Ironside. Bax by his brother, Mr. A. G. B. Bax (H.M. Vice-Consul at Trouville), Capt. Harmood Banner, 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers, on return from active service, by the Adjutant-General; Mr. James G. Frost, Mayor of Chester, by the Secretary of State Sir Wyndham Hanmer, Bart., High Sheriff of Flintshire, by the Secretary of State; Lieut.- Colonel S. L. Parry, D.S.O., Denbighshire Imperial Yeomanry, on return from active service, by the Adjutant-General: Mr. Ephraim Wood, High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire, by Sir John Puleston; Lieut.-Col. G. Wyndham, 16th Lancers, on pro- motion by the Right Hon. George Wyndham* M.P. Lord and Lady Cholmondeley and Lady Lettice Cholmondeley have arrived in Bryanston-street from Houghton Hall, Norfolk. CHESTER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ART.—At the City and Guilds of London Institute's recent exami- nation in brickwork, Richard Jones passed in the second class, ordinary grade. MR. FOOTNER'S RETIREMENT.—On Saturday, Mr. Harry Footner, of Chester, who for many years past has been chief engineer of the permanent way of the London and North-Western Railway, bade farewell to his staff at the company's office, Crewe Station. General regret was expressed at Mr. Footner's retirement, and his staff presented him with a magnificent service of plate. Two* BIRTHDAY.-The birthday gf, KiRg Edward was celebrated in Cheste* on Friday by & merry peal on, the Cathedral bells from half-past six till eight Oclool, in the morning. The flags. were also hoisted on- the Cathedral tower and the Town Hall Squam. EXHIBITION op GAs COOKERS.—Yesterday (Tues- day) afternoon an exhibition was opened of Messrs* Fletcher, Russell and Company's gas cookers, at the Music Hall. The exhibition will remain open until Friday. Free lectures are to be gi-ron on gas cook- ing by Mrs. A. R, Stevenson, 1st Glass diplomee, medallist, &c. UNIVERSITY EXTENSION LECTURES.—The follow- ing have passed with distinction in the recent Oxford University extension lectures on' The B.enaissance of Italy," given by Mr. HorBburgb. at the Grosvenor Museum-:—Prize, 1, Margaret Ellea Holland; 2, Mary Cecilia Darby 3, Amy Mavj Sidd&ll. The following, satisfied the examiners i— Marjocie Helen Beckett, Constance Ellinoi Darby, Dorothy Mary Orton. ST: MARY'S-ON -THE-1I.ILf. ScaooLS. -On Saterday a jumble sale, organised by Miss Brown with, 8r committee of ladies, was held-in the school. There- was a large collection of articles of all kinds, which had been sent by many friends. and the strange assortment created some amusement. Business waw brisk and £14 was realised,, which, by a resolution- of the school managers, will. be devoted to the fund- which will be necessary for the maintenance of tke- fabric should the Education Bill ba passed into law6- The managers are much indebted to Miss Brown, and the ladies who got up the sale. FLAG FILING }:XTRAORDINAlt: It is quite amusing at the present time, to' notice the way the flags are being flown in the city,, and the amazing ignorance displayed by some people. From one house, the Royal Navy Ensign is being flown upside down-a signal, of distress; while at another place the Royal Standard is hoisted in- a. similarly un- dignified manner. The French tricolour may be seen in another direction with the wrong end nailed to the mast, and the merchant. service ensign is also to be noticed flying upside down. English- men should know how to properly, By their own flags. J CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The following is the return of the issue of books for the- week ending Saturday last :-Ltmding department- i Religion and philosophy 7V sociology 0, arts, sciences and natural history 34, history, biography,, geography and travels 50, poetry and the drama. 3, prose fiction 823, miscellaneous literature 31_ juvenile literature 154, total 1,102; reference department: Religion and philosophy 45, sociology 1, arts, sciences, and natural- history 57, history, biography, geography and travels 45, poetry and the drama 20, encyelopeedias, dictionaries, &c., 262, miscellaneous literature 14, total 44A; combined total 1,5-46, daily average (lending department) 220, daily average (reference department) 74, combined daily average 294. A RHYL TEACHER'S. GALLANTRY. -The. Royal Humane Society has awarded its bronze medal and vote of thanks, engrossed on vellum, to Robert Walter Williams, a pupil teacher of the National Schools, Rhyl, for his gallant attempt to rescue two men from drowning off. Rhyl pier in April. The men were engaged in repairing the pier, when the stage on which they were working gave w, and they fell into the sea. The tide wasebbing.fast, and they were carried out to sea on a plank, to which they clung. Hearing of the accident, Williams left school and ran to the beach,, and finding that no boat had reached the men. he stripped in bitterly cold -weather and swam a great distance to the men. He supported one until a. boat arrived. One of the men is still in the Infirmary from the effects of the accident. BISHOB EDWARDS AND EDUCATION.—The Bishop of St. Asaph presided on Saturday evening ovar a. meeting, of Churchmen from rural deaneries of Denbigh, St. Asaph, Rhyl. and Ruthin, convened at Denbigh to consider the Education Bill. The Bishop criticised the Earl of Rosebery's statement that the one-third representation in the Bill, even if passed,, could noc be allowed to stand. That, from a statesman likely to be Prime Minister, was a very serious matter, and indicated that Chuioh- men, who for the sake of religious education were willing to give up the partial control of their schools and use of their school buildings, would have no security for the future of those buildings. Rather than accept a compact which would include one-half representation, Churchmen had better let the State close their schools,.and they would retain the buildings, which were invaluable. GLADSTONK BIOGRAPHY. Mr. John Morley, who is still. busily engaged on his biography of the late Mr. Gladstone, has left Hawarden where he has made a fortnight's stay,, and it is understood he has now finished his task so far as the material" at Hawarden Castle is concerned. It is now. nearly four years since Mr. Morley commenced his formidable task, which was entrusted to him by the deceased statesman's executors. A year or two before his death Mr. Gladstone caused to be constructed at the castle a fireproof chamber, with access from his library, and in this receptacle he carefully stored away the vast msfcs of letters, documents, &c., appertain- ing to his political and literary life. These docu- ments number, it is stated, no fewer than 60,000, and Mr. Gladstone carefully arranged and labelled them all, so as to lighten the work of his biographer.. MALIGNING THE ARMY.—At a dinner given at Wrexham on Friday night to the men of the Volun- teer Service Company of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who have just returned from South Africa, Colonel Mainwaring, (commanding the 23rd Regimental District) replied.to the toast of The Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces." He said, that during the past year over, a thousand young men had joined their regiment, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but not a tithe of them had been Welshmen. What was the reason ? It was to be found in. the fact that in every district, in every village, in the churches, the soldier was,, maligned; he was represented as a. drunkard, a foul-mouthed and licentious man. Further, it was said that by joining the Army u, young man brought himself to. the lowest depths No wonder, then,, that young men did not join the Army. But the conduct of our men in South Africa had shewn this to be a fallacy. THE CHESHIRE HOUSING SCHEME.-At a meeting of the Housing of the Working Classes Committee on Friday, a. communication was read from the Local Government Board. They have declined to sanction in. their present form the plans of too eighteen houses proposed to be erected by the, corporation, in Water Tower Gardens (facing the Canal Basin),, and the committee, after discussing the matter, instructed the Surveyor to prepare new plans embodying the required amendments. We understand, that what the Local Government Board took exception to in the plans as submitted was the situation of the staircases, which they will not allow to lead, out of a. living room or scullery. It is calculated, that the fulfilling of the board's requirements will. mean an increase in the cost of erection, of about £ 20 per house, but although this will be a somewhat serious matter, we understand the committee are determined to see the scheme through, and. so, carry out the wishes of the rate- payers. TRAM. RETURNS.—The returns for the week are as follows:—Monday, passengers 3,353, receipts £15128. 2d. Tuesday, 3,140, C14 8s. 4d. Wedues- day, 2,882, £ 13.7.3. Id.; Thursday, 2,917, E13 10s. Id.; Friday, 2,801, £ 12. 148 8d.; Saturday, 5,170, 1:23 lis. 5d.; Sunday,. 1,783, jg8 16s. 9d.; total for the week, 22,191, JE103 7s. 9d., compared with 1,389 and zEI35 Is, lid. during the corresponding week last year, being a decrease of IC31 14s. 2d. The returns for the month show a. decrease in the receipts. and an increase in.the number of passengers compared with the corresponding month last year. During the past month. E533 19s. 5d. has been taken, against B554 6s. 8d. twelve months ago, being a decrease of JB20 7s.. 3d. While 109,752 passengers used the trams during May, 1902, only 56,646 used them in May, 1901. Thus the passenger traffic has almost doubled, the increase being 53,106. The decrease in the receipts, was most apparent during race- week and the past week, while on bank-holilay the receipts w.ere leas, than they were on the previous Whit-Monday. QUKEX'S. SCHOOL ANNUAL. Wo have received a copy of "Have Mynde" (pub- lished by Messrs. Phillipson and CJolder), the excellent annual of the Chester Queen's School. The number is, like its predecessors admirably edited by the head-mistrsss, i\Irs: Henry R. P. Sandford, who also contributes an article on the Jubilee Institution and the Women's Memorial. A letter is published from Miss. W. F. Anderson to her old pupils at the Queeoi's. School, descriptive of the visit of the then. Duke and Duchess of Cornwall a-ad York to Cape, Town. The successes of the pupils during the- past year are chronicled, along with notes on games and other incidents of the school year. The chief event in connection with the latter is mentioned as being the commencement of the Hastings Wing, which is now in course of erection and which will include a studio and kindergarten and additional class-room accommo- dation. To the present and past pupils of thet school this little volume must possess great anli lasting interest. NONCONFORMISTS AND THE EDUCATION BILL..— While most people were abroad celebrating the joy- ful tidings of peace, there were some in Chester who. felt it their duty to sit for close upon two hours and e9 deliver or listen to speeches on the Education Bill. We allude to a meeting held in the Tempeyanieo Hall, Chester, on Monday night, under thy auspices of the Chester Free Church Council, to consider the Bill. Alderman John Jones psjesicled, and was supported on the platform by Mr. A. Billson (ex-M.P. for Halifax), the R"s: John Morgan, T. Travis, E. Wynne-Evans, U, Cairns Mitchell, B.D., and Messrs A. W. Lucas. F.G.S. J. Griffiths, W. H. Barnes, T. Mills, W. Ferguson: R. H. Lanceley, W. Vernon, &e. Among the audience were the Bev. J. K. Montgomery, the Rev. H. Davenport, the Rev. W. Jones, Mr. E. T. Hallmark, the Rev. J. E. Cheese- man, Mr. R. Challinor, Mr. J. \V. Marriott, &c. The Rev. J. Travis moved a resolution protesting against any further attempt to pass the Education Bill into law. The resolution, which was seconded by Mr. A. W. Lucas, and spoken to by Mr. Alfred Billson, was oarried. It was decided to forward copies to Mr. Balfour, Sir Henrv Campbell Banner, man, Sir John Gorst, and Mr. Verburgh, al&<> that Mr. Yerburgh be asked to receive a deputation con- sisting of the executive committee of the Cl»est5t Free Church Council on the question.