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DEATH OF MR. JOHN TAYLOR.!i We regret to record the death of one of Chester's oldest tradesmen in the person of Mr. John Tay- lor, of Queen's Park. who passed away about nine o'clock on Thursday morning at Neston, where he occasionally msided. The end came some- what suddenly, and caused a painful surprise to his many friends. Mr. Taylor, who was 69 years of age. had been apparently in the enjoyment of good health almost up to the last, and was seen walking in the city but a few days ago. So re- cently as Sunday last be attended morning ser- vice at St. John's Church, where he had held the office of churchwarden for upwards of thirty years. He was attended1 by Dr. J. B. Yeoman. De- ceased was associated with numerous oonynercial undertakings in Chester and elsewhere, being deputy-chairman of the Chester Waterworks Co., a director of the Chester Cemetery Co.. and chair- man of the Neston and Parkgate Gas Co. He leaves a widow and grown-up family of four sons and two daughters. The funeral will take place to-day (Saturday). A preliminary service will be held at St. John's Church. Our Neston correspondent writes —The resi- dents of Neston and district have learnt with very deep regret of the death of the late Mr. John Taylor. He had been in the habit for years of staying occasionally at the cottage which he purchased in Parkgate-road, Neston. and where his death has now occurred, and he was well known and most popular with all classes of the Neston community. When at Neston he was a regular member of the parish church congregation, and he took a kindly interest in the local affairs of the old town, discussing them in a character- istically genial fashion.
BONUSES ON TEA. I NESTON WOMAN'S CLAIM. I THE JUDGEMENT. I At the Liverpool County Court, on Thursday, before his Honour Judge Shand. further evidence was heard in the case in which Mrs. Sarah Peters, of Eldon-terrace, Neston, sued the Koh-i-Noor Tea Company, carrying on business at Newing- ton, Liverpool, for the sum of El. 5s.. the first instalment of a bonus on tea supplied under a contract by the defendants. It will be remem- bered that plaintiff claimed that when she agreed to buy one package of tea per week at sixpence s he was promised by defendants' traveller a bonus—she being third in turn in the Neston dis- trict. The first two had been paid, and she now sued for an instalment. Plaintiff's case was I closed, and the case was adjourned for defendants to pay £ 5 into court and to produce a book. The money was forthcoming, and on Thursday, when the case was called, the Judge asked if the de- fendant was present m person. Mr Layton who appeared for defendant, said that he was not present in court, but his name was Mr. Joseph Dixon, and his address was 21. Heathfield-road. Wavertree. In proceeding to open the case for the defendants, Mr. Layton con- tended that a verbal agreement between plaintiff and defendant's traveller was not binding on de- fendant unless it could be proved that defendant authorised his agent- to make the promise speci- fied. Defendants had agreed to pay by their cir- culars all their customers in turn. and he was instructed to say that about :68W had been paid in Liverpool slone on these bonuses. Plaintiff had to prove that her turn had come on the pre- sent occasion. There was no object in the de- fendants preferring one lady over another. Miss Elizabeth Smith, who was called for the defence, said she was in the employment of the Koh-i-Noor Tea Company in March last year. and went round with a fellow-traveller, Miss Hart. who could not be now found. to the Neston dis- trict. She was with Miss Hart when plaintiff ordered the tea. and she denied that a promise was given that Mrs. Peters should be paid third. The Judge found that the plaintiff had not been paid in accordance with the contract, which was that she should be paid in turn—that was, in the order in whioh the orders were given. He found that. Mrs. Woodwin having been paid. the plaintiff's turn certainly had arrived, because in all the books Mrs. Woodwin's name came very much later. Judgment would be for El. 5s Mr. Stone applied for costs on a higher scale, as this was a matter of public interest. The Judge said he was of opinion that it was a case which affected a considerable body of people This bonus system was of considerable interest and considerable importance, and he would allow costs on the scale. between C2 and £10. I;
AUCTION SALES. THE GROTTO INN. CHESTER. On Saturday, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, Messrs, Cunnah and Roberts sold the Grotto Inn, Bridge-street, to Messrs. Greenall, Whitley and Co., for £ 3,500. Mr. Davidson, of Messrs. J. W. Davidson, Cookson and Co., of Liverpool, repre- mnted the vendors. I HELSBY PROPERTY. I On Wednesday, at the lWom tiood Jio" I Helsby, Messrs Cunnah and Roberts sold Ih,? leasehold premises, known as "pringfield Fm," ,coDSistin of house and outbuildings? standing.onI 2r. 5p. of land, to Mr. Guest for 2305. Messrs. I Prown and Dobie.acted as vendor's solicitors.
CITY-ROAJ> WESLEYAN P.B.A.-The vice- jpresidattt had charge of the meeting last Sunday. As principal speaker, Mr. W. Nicholson took for his adeferees "Lev." as ocscribed in I. Cor xiii. The pM?td?a? K-a? the kisoa, aM Mr. Benniw ?n?&?e? m prayer ?u 1?*llu of ? soloist, the mem- e r, gag-- 4p A. bers s&n? rily "Over a.,P-;n the Gospel meaM?e.' Mr. R.. Butterw?rth príding at the organ. A resolution was unanimously passed! of cordial thanim to the Queen-street P.S.A. and Jjesrt wiahoo for that society's prosperity. After the service the annual election of officers, etc., "118 h04
BANGOR STEEPLECHASES. I I- 1, -IA I. The Wynnstay Hunt ateepiecnaaes weic ucm w dav at Baneor. Results :— BRYN-Y-PYS. SAINTLY MICHAEL 1 CARSPHAIRN 2 LITTLE THELMA 3
TARPORLEY RACES. I The county families were not very strongly represented at Tarporley Hunt Steeplechases on Wednesday, but the attendance of the general public was larger than usual. No doubt the charming, eummerlike weather was mainly re- sponsible for the big gathering. The sun shone brightly and we question if the course ever pre- sented a prettier appearance. The trees and hedges bursting into leaf reminded us that spring had arrived, and all nature se-eme.d to rejoice. Among these present were Katharine Duchess of Westminster, with Lords Gerald and Hugh Grosvenor, Lady Helen Grosvenor and Miss Grosvenor, Lord and Lady Arthur Grosvenor, Lord Henry Grosvenor, the Earl of Enniskillen, Mr. H. E. Wilbraham (president of the Hunt), Colonel and' Mrs. Cctton-Jodrell, General the Hon. Savage Mostyn, Sir Peter Walker, Colonel Hall Walker, Mr. J. H. Stock, M.P., Mr. James Tomkinson: M.P., Mrs. and Miss Tomkinson, Mr. C. W. Tomkinson, Major Gordon, Mr. S. H. Sandbach, Captain L. H. Jones, Colonel Rivers Bulkeley, Colonel Dixon. Mr. C. E. Thorneycroft, Mr. J. L. Birket, Mr. Chris. Kay, Mr. Eric Brocklebank, Mr. Lee Townshend, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Houghton, Mr. Johnson Houghton, Mr. R. N. H. Verdin. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Peel, Mr. Wal&-gT&ve Griffith, Messrs. James, Hugh and Frank Tinsley, Messrs. Cyril and Harry Dewhurst, Mr. and Mrs. Jarmay. Mr. Burder, Mr. O. H. Jones, Mr. C. Threlfall, Mr. W. Starkey, Mr. J. B. Littledale, the Misses Littledale. Mr. A. N. Hornby. Mr. G. L. Dew- hurst, Mr. A. H. Hornby, Miss Holland, Mr. W. R. Court, Mr. T. Royden, Mr. Sbriras, Mr. J. Rowdoa Freme, Mr. Beuton, Mr. Arthur Knowles, etc. The racing was of an interesting description. A start was made with the Cheshire Farmers' Steeplechase. Mr. Simpson's Sir Robert II. was made favourite and Mr. R. Fearnall's Saintly Michael had a large following. Mr. J. Ches- worth's Little Lucy, however, went away from Saintly Michael in the last two hundred yards and won by a couple of lengths. Only two started for the Tarporley Hunt Steeplechase, and of these Lord Hugh Grcsvenor's Brankelow was much fancied. Lord Hugh rode himself, but his horse pecked at the last fence, and. Colonel Hopwood's Hubert II. cantered, home an easy winner. The Arderne Steeplechase attracted a field of six, and Mr. T. Bator's Organsdale re- ceived much attention. He, however, disap- pointed his backers and Centre Board! won in capital style. The Ladies' Purse proved an easy tiring for Mr. T. Rovden's Yola Chad. The Tar- porley Handicap Steeplechase proved a good sporting race. Such accomplished fencers as Flutterer, Apollino, Ruy Lopez, and; Amethyst were among these saddled for this event, and this little group dominated the market-hardly so strong as urual-backers dividing their atten- tions chiefly between Apollino (penalised 51b. for success at Liverpool) and Amethyst, who had been sent to the course two days previous to the meeting, and was. moreover, strongly fancied by his connections. He played quite an unevent- ful part in the race, however, for berthed in the rear to begin with he was n'ever travelling smoothly, and although he took third place to Apollino and Miss Toto along the far side he could not improve on that position, and eventu- ally finished fourth. Meanwhile Miss Toto had been disputing every inch of the way with Apol- lino, and a long way from home it was ap- parent that the finish would concern only this pair. All the advantages were with Miss Toto, however, for although Apollino ran gamely under his heavy impost, he found that tho task of presenting 241b. was beyond his measure, and Mason realising the hopelessness of pursuit soon after clearing the last feno", easied Mr. Barclay I talker's horse, and thus Colonel Hall Walker's mare won by half a dozen lengths. It was rather a peculiar coincidence that the first three hcrees in the race belonged to a Walker, for Sir Peter Walker's representative. Flutterer. occupied third position. Mr. Hugh Peel's Disarmed won the Selling Steeplechase without much trouble, and in the Farmers' Half-Bredt Steeplechase Mr. J. E. Shore's Fearnought II. scored a popular vic- tory. Lord Arthur Grosvenor discharged the duties of starter, and the other officials were: Judge, Mr. W. H. Nightingale; clerk of thp course. Mr. R. S. Linnell; clerk of the scales, Mr. W. H. Nightingale, junr.: handicapper. Mr. T. F. Hawkins; stakeholder. Mr. T. 1 F. Linnell. Details: CHESHIRE FARMERS' STEEPLECHASE of 84 sovs.—Three miles. 12 7 Mr. J. Chesworth's LITTLE LUCY, aged Mr. R. B. Chesworth 1 13 0 Mr. R. Fearnall's Saintly Michael, aged Mr. C. Piggott. 2 10 10 Mrs. M. Griffiths's Music Master. 4yrs. R. Metcalfe 3 10 3 Mr. J. D. Lloyd's Rapid River. 4yrs. Owner 4 12 5 Mr. Simpson's Sir Robert II. 5yrs. F. Hassall 0 12 1 Mi-. J. Chesworth's Twister II.. 5yrs Mr. E. Maddocks 0 (Winner trained by Mr. R. B. Chesworth.) Betting: 5 to 4 agst Sir Robert II., 5 to 2 Saintly Michael, 3 to 1 Music Master, and 10 to 1 each Little Lucy. Twister II. and Rapid River. Sir Robert II. led to the second fence, where he fell, and Saintly Michael then made the running from Music Master and Little Lucy, Twister II. being last. There was no alteration in this order till a mile from home, when Little Lucy took a slight lead of Saintly Michael, and a fine race home ended in a two lengths' victory for Little Luev a bad third. Rapid River was fourth, and Twister II. did not complete the course. An objection laid against the winner on the ground that she was not qualified to run was withdrawn by permission of the stewards. TARPORLEY HUNT STEEPLECHASE of 40sovs.—Three miles. 11 7 Col. E. Hopwood's b g SIR HUBERT II.. bv Dale-Bournous.e. 6vrs. (car. list. 91b.) Mr. V. Hermon 1 12 5 Lord H. Grosvenor's Brankelow. 5yrs. Owner 2 (VV inner trained by J. J. Cowap, Sealand,Chester.) Betting: 7 to 2 on Brankelow, who made the running to The last fenoe. where he blundered badly, and Sir Hubert II. drawing away, won by eight lengths. ARDERNE STEEPLECHASE of 200sovs.—Two miles. 10 5 Lord H. de Walden's b g CENTRE BOARD, by Speed—Ballast, 5yrs J. Gain 1 10 5 Mr. Jones's Armature, 5yrs. R. Chadwick 2 10 10 Mr. Bater's Organedaic,, aged F. Mason 3 11 3 Mr. Sandav's Tortion, aged (car list. 51b.) Owner 0 10 10 Lord Wolverton's Flor di Cuba, 5yrs. Cowley 0 10 10 Mr. Bland's Murlingden. 6yrs. P. Heaney 0 (Winner tramed by Major Beatty. Newmarket.) Betting: 5 to 4 agst Organsdale. 3 to 1 Flor di Cuba, 4 to 1 Armature. 5 to 1 Centre Board, and 10 to 1 each Tortion and Murlingden. Organs- dale settled down in front of Centre Board and Armature, with Tortion next, and Murlingen last to the water where Flor di Cuba fell. as did Tortion at the next obstacle. Then Organsdale went on. followed by Centre Board and Armature, to the last fence but one. where Organsdale was beaten, and Centre Board taking the lead, won, after a good race, by three-parts of a length: eight lengths between second and third. Nothing else finished. LADIES' PURSE of 40sovs.—Two miles and a half. 12 0 Mr. Royden's YOLA CHAD, 5vrs. Owner 1 12 7 Baron Trutzschler's Tom II., aged Owner 2 12 7 Lord Cholmondeley's Losebv, 6yrs. Mr. V. Hermon 3 11 11 Mr. Jackson's Slip Strings. —yrs. Owner 0 (XV tr"inpt1 nJ'n.t.<>J. Betting: 5 to 4 agst Tom II.. 2 to1 Yola Chad. 3 to 1 Losebv. and 10 to 1 Slip Strings. Slip Strings refused the second fence, and Tom II. went on with a long lead of Yola Chad, until half a mile from -home, when Yola Chad passed him. and won in a cahter by forty lengths; a bad third. L'lKPUKL Y HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of 200 -ova.-T- miles. 10 7 Mr. W. H. Walker's b m MISS TOTO, by Enthusiast—Alanna, a.Chadwick 1 12 3 Mr. B. Walker's Apollino. 6yrs. F. Ma«>n 2 12 7 Sir P. Walker's Flutterer. aged A. Newey 3 11 6 Mr. Bancroft.s Amethyst.. 6* vrs.T. Fitton 4 11 10 Rear-Admiral Lambton's Ruv Lopez, 5yrs P. Cowley 5 10 12 Mr. M'Morran's Rathgewan, aged W. Pearce 6 10 5 Mr. Walley's CEnopion. aged.C. Walley 7 10 10 Mr. Corlett's Turbulent, 5yrs. P. Heaney 8 10 7 Mr. Edwards's Mintstalk, aged A. Taylor 9 (Winner trained by tfostock, Delamere Forest.) Betting: 3 to 1 each agst- Apollino and Amethyst, 4 to 1 Ruy Lopez, 6 to 1 each Flutterer and Rathgowan, and 10 to 1 Miss Toto or any other. On settling down. Miss Toto shewed in front of Rathgowan. Apollino, and CEnopion, with Ruy Lopez next, and Amethyst last, for about a mile, when Apollino took a slight lead of Miss Toto. while Amethyst went on third. There was little change in this order till rounding the bend for thk, h t for the straight-, when Miss Toto and Apollino were together, with Flutterer next, in front of Amethyst. Miss Toto, however, established a clear advantage a.fter jumping the penultimate fence, and. ApoUmo '?inp, cued in the closing stages. Miss Toto won by six lengths; four lengths between second and third. Amethyst was fourth, Ruy Lopez fifth, Rathgowan sixth, CEnopian next, and Mintstalk last. SELLING STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 40 sovs. I Two miles. 12 5 Mr. H. Peel's oh g DISARMED, by Shotisham-Love in a Mist. aged G. Goswell 1 12 5 Mr. Walton's Winkfield's Dower, aged A. Newey 2 12 5 Mr. W. Paul's Pierre, aged Owner 3 12 5 Mr. S. M'Morran's Woodchopper. aged Mr. G. W. Morrison 0 12 5 Baron Trutzschler's Tiddledy Winks, t aged .Owuer 0 12 5 Mr. Ross de Wend-Fenton's Princess I Victorine, aged W. Pearce 0 I (Winner trained by Goswell, Bangor-on-Dee.) Betting: 6 to 4 on Disarmed. 4 to 1 agst Wink- field's Dower, 5 to 1 Princess Victorine, and 10 to 1 Pierre or any other. Disarmed led clear of Winkfield's Dower, Pierre, and Woodchopper, and, making all the running, won in a canter by twenty lengths; three lengths between second and third. The winner was bought in for 55 guineas. CHESHIRE FARMERS' HALF BRED STEEPLECHASE of 55 sovs.—Two miles and a half. 12 10 Mr. J. E. Shore's FEARNOUGHT II., 6vrs Heaney 1 13 6 Mr. J. Simpson's Sister Rose II, aged F. Hassall 2 12 10 Mr. J. Holland's Sensation II., aged Mr. V. Hermon 3 12 10 Mr. R. Hull's Little Mac, -yrs., Mr. G. W. Morrison 0 14 12 Mr. J. Simpson's Sir Robert II., 5yrs. J. Simpson, jun. 0 11 8 Mr. F. Lloyd's Shrapnel, 5vrs. Mr. J. D. Lloyd 0 (Winner trained privately.) Betting: 5 to 4 agst- Sister Rose II., 5 to 2 Fearnought II.. 4 to 1 Sir Robert II.. and 10 to 1 each Sensation II.. Shrapnel and Little Mac. Shrapnel ran out before half a mile had been covered, and Little Mac fell at the water jump. Then Fearnought II. waited on Sister Rose II. till about half a mile from home, when he drew away and won easily by six lengths; a bad third.
I CHESHIRE HUNT POINT-TO-I POINT. The annual point-to-point races of the Cheshire Hunt were held on Thursday on the farm of Mr. R. Wright, Tilston. near Tarporley. The weather was threatening in the morning, and two or three showers fell during the afternoon, but they caused little inconvenience, and on the whole the condi- tions were very favourable. The course was laid over four miles of beautiful hunting country, and from the rising ground in the field an excellent view of much of the course was obtainable. The attendance was larg-3 and representative of the hunting people of the county. Among those pre- sent were Katharine Duchess of Westminster, Lord and Lady Arthur Grosvenor. Lord Henry Grosvenor, Lord Hugh Grosvenor, Lord Gerald Grosvenor, Lady Helen Grosvenor. Lady Delves Broughton, Lady Holland, Col., Mrs. and Miss Mr. H. M. Wilson (Master of the North Cheshire), Mr. R. Corbet (Master of the South Cheshire), Mr. W. Roylance Court, Mr. E. Lee Townshend. Mr. J. L. Birkett, Col. Dixon, Mrs. and the Misses Tomkinson and Mr. C. W. Tomkinson. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Houghton J. M. Gordon. Major H. E. Wilbraham, Mr. R. Johnson-Haughton. Mr. Littleton Dewhurst, Capt L. H. Jones, Mr. Eric Brockiebank. Mr. J. B. Littledale, Mr. Christopher Kay. Mr. C. E. Thorneycroft. Capt. and Mrs. Holford. Capt. J. J. Richardson, Mr V. Herman. Mr. A. N. Hornby, Mr. A. H. Hornby, Major and Miss Kearsley, Major Mosley Leigh Capt. Higson, Canon Armitstead, Mr. and Mrs. W. Massey. Mr. Tinsley, Miss Royds, Mr. and Mrs Schroder. Mr. C. Threlfall. Capt. A. H. Clinch, Capt. Evelyn Wood, Air. E. W. Dixon, Mr. C. Bower Ismay. Mr. O. G. Moseley, Mr. E. O. Griffiths. Mr. A. R. Midwood. Mr. H. C. Bur- der, Capt. Threlfall, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Dew- hurst etc. The racing was of an interesting description, and the hunting costumes of the riders produced a picturesque effect among the trees. The Light- weight Race produced fifteen starters, and re- sulted in a popular win for the Duke of Westmin- ster's Vicvarstown. Lord Hugh Grosvenor rode in throe out of the four races, and was unfortunate in not meeting with success. WELTER RACE for cup value about B15. catch- weights over 14?t.; for hunters which have been regularly hunted with the Cheshire Hounds. Ridden in full hunting costume. I Mr. A. R. Midwood s STEALAWAY.Owner 1 I Mr. W. H. Midwood's Handy .Mr. J. Ashton 2 Mr. E. W. Dixon's Peterborough Owner 31 Also ran Mr. A. Reiss Torpedo, owner; Capt. A. H. Clinch's Gunner, owner; Mr. H. C. Bur- der's Sitch. owner. Stealaway made the running to Philo Gorse, fol- lowed by Handy. Several horses refused at the last fence. and Stealaway, getting away, won com- fortably by six lengths; four lengths separatoo the second and third, while Sitch was fourth. LIGHT-WEIGHT RACE for cup value £15, catch-weights over 12st; for bona-fide hunters which have been regularly hunted with the Cheshire Hounds. Ridden in full hunting cos- tume. Duke of Westminster's VICARSTOWN I Mr. V. Hermon 1 1 Mr. W. Paul's Finellai Owner 2 Mr. R. P. Sidebottom's Trysail King Owner 3 Also ran: Mr. Morden RI-gg s Court Maid, Mr. E. Bird; Capt. Threlfall's Kitty III.. owner; Mr. W. Bullen's Lucifer. Mr. J. Ashton; Mr. A. Green Schawbe's Bessie, owner; Lord Arthur Grosvenor's Hannah, Mr. J. Tinsley; Mr. Oswald G. Moselev's Tears, owner; Mr F. Lindlev's Dear Me. Mr. Reynolds; Mr. R. W. Greenshield's William Rufus, Mr. N. Forwood; Mr. A. T. Noil- son's Early Albert, owner; Mrs. Cyril Dewhurst's Four Feathers. Mr. C. Dewhurst'; Mr. G. Jar- may's Carlow. Mr. Jarmay. junr. Mr. James Tomkinson's Bob. Lord Hugh Grosvenor. The Duke of Westminster's Yicaistown set the pace all the way, and half the distance Lord Hugh Grosvenor followed closely on Bob. and then ho had to give way to Trysail King. The last-named fell at the last load, and Finella took second place, but failed to draw upon Vicarstown. and finished second by four lengths; Trysail King was a bad third; Carlow was fourth. OPEN RACE for horses that have never won any race except a point-to-point, and which have been regularly hunted during the season. Rid- den in full hunting costume. I Mr. Andrew Wood's oeLD STOCK Mr. G. Cotton 1 Mr. A. L. Pilkington's Black Oak Owner 2 Mr. A. Midwood's Greenhackle Mr. O. G. Moselev 3 Also ran: Nfr. C. Bower Ismay's Toffee, owner; Major Reynold's Saunterer, Capt Richardson; Capt. R. Grant's Huge not, Capt. Evelyn Wood; Lord Hugh Grosvenor's Dublin II., owner; Mr. Cyril Dewhurst's Ted. owner. Greenhackle took the lead until about half-a- mile from home, where Ould Stock took up the running, and won easily in fine stylo. There was an exciting finish between Greenhackle and Black Oak for second place, and the- latter passed the post a short head in front of liiq- rival. FARMERS' RACE for cup value £ 20. or the money at option of winner: second J65. third JE3; for bona-fide hunters the property of tenant farmers with farms over 50 acres. 11 7 Mr. Hodson's LOTUS FLOWER Mr. T. P. Hodson 1 11 7 Mr. J. Chesworfh's Twister II.Owner 2 13 0 Mr. J. Holland's Sensation II. Mr. V. Herman 3 Also ran: 11 7, Mr. J. D. Lloyd's Rapid River, owner; 11 7 Mr. F. Lloyd's Shrapnel, owner; 11 7, Mr. P. McGregor's Lampeter, owner; 13 0, Mr. R. Hall's Little Mac, Lord Hugh Gros- venor; 11 7. Mr. S. Trelfa's Surprise III.. owner; 11 7. Mr. R. Norman Brassey's Gert-rudius. owner; 12 7. Mr T. W. Nunnerley's Tiger Lily, Mr. Urban Major This race provided a splendid finish. Sensation led until the last mile, and then fell back to third place; one length and three lengths re- spectively separated the fii st three.
GOLF. HESWALL. The final of the winter optionals was played at Heswall, on Saturday, in brilliant sunshine and calm weather. The first prize was won by Harold Newsom with a net score of 77, and the second by James Meyer, net score 82. The cards returned were:— Harold Newsom 91 14 77 James Meyer 97 15 82 S. N. Anderson 92. 7 85 F. Litchfield. 94. 5 89
BILLIARDS. EATON v. ALDFORD.—At Eaton on Tuesday a fnendly match was played between teams repre- senting Aldford Institute and Eaton. The scores were:— ALDFORD. EATOX. C. Callow. 102 J. Atherton. 94 G. Taylor 101 — Caswell 96 C. Worthington 102 — Killick 75 W. Dangar 83 S. Thomas .100 H. Taylor. 62 h Bromley. 100 W. Dunning 100 J. Culleton 87 S. Manning 101 D. Beham. 91 J. Dangar U8 P. Smith 100 749 743 Majority for Aldford. 6.
WHIST. I ST. FRANCIS'S v. REST OF LEAGUE.-This I match was played at St. Francis's Club on Wednes- day, and resulted in a win for the Champions of the League by 15 poiate. Result:— ST. FRANCIK A;. REST OF LEAGUE. J. Dooge i) 1 F. Howell 1 9 W. Ketiv. W. Lythgoe W. Jarvis I 9 .J.Gallagher ) 15 J. Whelan T. Dolan J G. GouIdin?. \K T Huxley ) 8 .T.C?ill 15 W. F. Cooper J J. Higgins E. Hignett .hg F. Fowls I 7 J.- R- Hignett J T. Rafferty ￼ A. Jones. ) J. ReiUy 1.5 F. Dutton. I W. Clarke 1,n L- Whipp '-10 W. C l & r k e. ?;. ? ? J. P n t c b ￼ r d J P. Byrne J. Pritehard. J J. H&ndkv .?? W. ReCar?taey 11 C. Reyn&rd f 0 B. Bradford ￼ J. Hawarden I, -r J. Moulton I «« W. Nolan S. CatberaH 100 85
I DRAUGHTS. I Y.M.C.A. v. UPTON.—The return draughts I match between these teams was played at Upton on I Friday. The Y.3LC. A. won by aix games. Result I Y.M.C.A. UPTON. Won. Drawn. Won. 3 T. Woodoock H. Williams. 1 R. Griffiths, junr. H. Fleer 2 3 H. BOOK -T. Dodman 2 A. Viokem J. Higaett. 1 T. -SM-11 1 J. Williamson 2 ￼ 1 E. Lockley. 2 J. W. Palk 1 J5. Lockley 11 2 5
PEACEFUL PICKETING. I LEGALISING NUISANCE." I The discussion of the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Bill, the object of which is to legalise peaceful picketing, was continued by the Stand- ing Committee on Law with Mr. Stuart-Wortley in the chair, at the House of Commons on Wed- nesday. Mr. Galloway moved an amendment intended to prevent picketing at or near the house of a person whom it was desired to persuade. This was opposed by Mr. John Bums on the ground that it would have the effect of killing all effeotive picketing.—The Solicitor-General re- garded it as a matter of elementary fairness that picketing should be restricted to the place where the man might be at work, and that he should be left alone at his private house.—Sir Robert Reid, on the other hand, opposed the amendment be- cause he held that if picketing was to be allowed it mast be effective.-Sir Thomas Wrightson ex- pressed a desire to see tyrannical proceedings, such as those under discussion, entirely stamped out.—Sir Francis Powell appealed to the Com- mittee to give trade unions a fair opportunity and not to create irritation by proposing amend- ments of a kind which would hinder the cause of conciliation and good feeling between trade unions and employers.—The amendment was defeated by thirty-two votes to eighteen. A new sub-section was suggested by Mr. Gal- loway for the purpose of protecting persons at work or going to or returing from work from acts violating the law of nuisance.—Mr. Burns declared that if the proposal were accepted it would render police regulations a perfect farce, and constables might as well be superannuated at once. He declared that no legal precedent could be quoted for such a proposal.—The Solicitor- General asked, amid laughter, how there could be legal precedents when a nuisance was to be legalised now for the first time.—Sir Robert Reid objected to its going forth to the public that the Committee were deliberately legalising nuisance. —The amendment was rejected by twenty-nine votes to twenty-four. Sir Charles Renshaw asked the Committee to insert a proviso that nothing in the section should affect the law relating to riot, unlawful assembly, nuisance, breach of the peace, or sedition, or any offence against the person, State, or Sovereign.— Mr. Healy: Better add "Barratry or embracery." (Laughter.)—In the course of a prolonged dis- cussion the Solicitor-General appealed to the Committee to define how far nuisance was to be allowed. So far all amendments had been re- jected. The number of persons who might picket was left unlimited, and the extent of the nuisance that might be created was uiidefined.-Thc, amend- ment wag rejeected by twenty-eight votes to twenty-three, and the committee adjourned until after the Easter holidays.
MR. CHAMBERLAIN. I THE FISCAL QUESTION. I HOME RULE DANGERS. I Mr. Chamberlain presided on Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Liberal Union Club at the Westminster Palace Hotel., and, in moving the adoption of the report, referred to the national services rendered by their president, Lord Lansdowne. in connection with the Anglo- French agreement and the treaty with Japan. Ho himself believed that a mutual defensive un- derstanding between Japan and Great Britain would secure for an indefinite time the peace of the Far East. After expressing his cordial agreement with Lord Lansdowne's speech in the House of Lords on the previous night, Mr. Cham- berlain proceeded to urge that Home Rule still constituted a serious danger. He commented on the origin and composition of the Unionist Free Trade Club denied that its members had been driven out of the Liberal Unionist organisation, and said that. while their avowed object was to defend Free Trade and attack Protection, in his opinion they were not Free Traders, and he and those who ag-reed wIth him were not Protec- tionists. Mr. Chamberlain criticised in detail the speech of the Duke of Devonshire on Monday, commented on the methods of the Unionist Free Traders, and maintained that, whatever might be the position of the Government and the Unionist party, it had not, so far as the signs shewed, been affoot,ed by the tariff reform agitation. He be- lieved that, though up to the present time they had been defeated, they were bound to win. Time was with them, and not with their opponents. One of their great, objects was to deal with the problem of the unemployed, which became more serious as the country grew richer.. It shewed that the wealth of the country was no test of its welfare. Foreign competition was growing, and would grow. He wished every one could see for himself what was likely to be the result of the commercial treaties recently concluded by Ger- many, against which our Government was power- less because they had no weapon with which to fight. In the future the desirability—he might almost say the necessity—of meeting the wishes of the Colonies would day by day become more evident. President Roosevelt had openly de- clared that one of his great objects was to con- nect the United States more closely with Canada by reciprocity, and if we rejected a similar pro- position made to us, was it not too much to expect that Canada might not turn in another direction? He urged the members of the associa- tion not to be cast down by any temporary check, but to pursue this great policy to a success which would be more complete the longer it was de- layed.—A resolution was subsequently carried, after some discussion, approving the propositions in regard to the reform of the Fiscal system laid down by the Prime Minister at Manchester.
BIRKENHEAD MURDER CHARGE. ￼ ———— I ACCUSED COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES. At the Birkenhead Police Court on Wednesday, William Alfred Hancocks, sheriff's officer, against whom a verdict of Wilful murder" was re- turned by the coroner's jury in connection with the death of his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Han- cocks, domestic servant, was brought up. Mr. Fred Williamson, who prosecuted, ex- plained that Hancocks and his wife and two young children occupied a front room at No. 7, Old Priory. The deceased, whose age was fifteen, did not live at home, but occasionally visited her parents. On the 23rd ult. she came home to Old Prior about seven o'clock, and half an hour later her father arrived home and went to his room. Subsequently the mother went out and left the deceased with her father. Cries were heard coming from the room, and Mrs. Storey, the tenant of the house, and Mrs. Wvlie, another lodger, went up to Hancock's room and found the girl lying across the bed, with the prisoner lying with his head on her arm. The mother came "into the room. and the girl informed her that her father had been trying to choke her. Mrs. Han- cocks asked him what he had been doing, and he replied by threatening her. and producing a knife. The girl and her mother then sought refuge in Mrs. Wylie's room, and prisoner, in attempting to get at them. broke a panel of the door. He succeeded in entering the room, and knocked his wife and daughter on the bed, striking them both with his fist. The wife got into the street, and the daughter was attempting to follow when prisoner told her to go to his room and look after the young chidren. She went, and was followed by her father, and some little time afterwards Mrs. Storey and Mrs. Wylie heard cries of "Oh! oh!" Mrs. Wylie went upstairs, and on her way passed Hancocks, who ran into the street. On going to her room. Mrs. Wylie noticed the girl stagger out of the door, and fall down on the landing. She saw a quantity of blood on the floor. The girl, who was uncon- scious, was bleeding from a terrible wound on the side of the head. She was removed to the hospital in the ambulance. In the meantime the prisoner rushed down to Woodside Ferry and jumped into the river. He was rescued, and also taken to the Borough Hospital. An operation was performed on the girl. but she died a week later from shock and exhaustion. A penknife belonging to prisoner was found in the room covered with blood. When charged with the murder of his daughter prisoner said. All I can say is I don't remember, and I don't." On Wednesday, the 5th inst., Sergeant Mountfield was conveying the prisoner from Walton Gaol, when he said, "I must have been mad when I did it. I thought such a lot of her. The wife was the cause of it all. She is always harping at me for money, and caused me to break teetotal. Prisoner, when aAked if he had anything to say, said he reserved his defence. He asked for legal assistance at the assizes. The magistrates said they were afraid they could not help him. Prisoner said he thought he could get it under the Act of 1903. The magistrates stated they would very much like to give him all the assistance they could. le-T thought if he made a request to the judge at the assizes he would very likely decide for counsel to assist. After further consultation, the Chairman said that if he mad e his request to the governor of the gaol he would no doubt forward it to the clerk of assize. Hancocks was then committed to the assizes for trial.
ALLEfiED FREQUENTING AT THE CASTLE.-Henry J amee. Duggan. a. well-dressed, mw■jd.i.! e--aged man, was charged before Mr. W. Williams on Wednesday, at Mr. Churton's office on Tuesday the otScers" quarters at the Castle on Tuesday with intent, to commit, a. felony.—The Depcrty Chief Constable of Cheshire (Mr. W. Leah1; said prisoner was found on the stairs in the omcfrs' quattpns at the Castle. He had given a Tendon address, and on inquiries being made it! bad bowl ascertained that he had staved there seven months. Beyond that nothing was known of him, and ho asked for a remand.-Lance-Corpl. Marshall said he was on duty in the officers' quar- ters about one o'clock on Tuesday, and saw prisoner on the stairs. Later he saw him talking j to Lieut. Jackson. He had no right to be th..?! If anyone came to make inquiries he rang the bell and the waiter attended to him.-P!isoner said h C had served with the Yeomanry and Volunteers in South Africa, and he begged to be allowed to j go.-M r. Leah said prisoner had in his possession a handbag containing a new screwdriver and & gold albert chain, and he ought to account for t.hem.—Prisoner was remanded to Chester Castle Petty Sessions, and no bail was allowed. BOOKS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL PRIZES.- A large ttelection at low prices. -Minshull and Meeson, Eaatgate-row, Cheater.
HON. GEO. T. KENYON AND HIS CRITICS. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. I The Hon. George T. Kenyon, M.P.. on Tues- .day night attended a meeting of the Wrexham 1 Workingmen's Constitutional Association at Wrexham. Mr. John Price presided, and stated that the membership now numbered 500. Mr. Edwin Hughes moved a resolution reoord- ing appreciation of the action cf Mr. Kenyon in voting for the Trades Disputes Bill.—Tne re- solution was oarried unanimously. Mr. Kenyon, who had a hearty reqeption, made a passing reference to the Budget, which he thought would commend itself to the general body of the working-classes. A curious document had recently been forwarded to him by their secretary. It professed to give a list of the divs- sions affecting the interests of the working-classes j from which he was either absent or voted against the views of the orkingmen. He thought he oould guess where it originated, and that a cer- tain gentleman who was anxious to represent them in Parliament had burned a good deal of mid- night oil in compiling it. He (Mr. Kenyon) looked upon his position and criticisms with pity and compassion. (Laughter.) He found that hie was accused of having been absent from about 70 divisions in which the interests of the working- classes were concerned, but it should be men- tioned that those absences were spread over a period of twenty years—(hear, hear)—during which years he attended some 2,500 divisions. (Loud applause.) Members of Parliament were subject, likje other people, to occasional ill-health and bereavements, and these causes had operated in preventing him from attending some 60 of the divisions he was charged with absenting himself from. (Applause.) Out of all the matters which the oompiler of the dooument said affected' the working-classes, he (Mr. Kenyon) found there wag no mention made of a great many subjects which materially concerned them. The Work- mens Compensation Att was one of the most important ever passed as affecting the improve- ment of the status of the workingman, and that wa3 passed by the Conservative Government, and it was supported by him through thick and thin. (Applause.) There was also no mention of the Housing of the Working-Classes Act or the Fac- tory Acts. He claimed upon these subjects that he had construed aright the wishes and supported the interests of the workingmen of that district. (Applause.) He admitted that up to 1897 he did not support the Miners' Eight Hours Bill; but in that year it fell to his lot to contest East Denbighshire, and he looked well into that ques-I tion and came to the conclusion that for dangerous work like that of a miner eight hours wag a fair time to work, and promised to vote for the Bill. He still considered himself pledged to vote for that measure. (Hear, hear.) He had also been approached respecting the Coal Mines Regulation (Check-Weighers) Bill, and he had promised to support it. (Applause.) He had been accused of being opposed to the Trades Disputes Bill, but he repudiated that statement. He said he should vote for it. and he had done so. (Applause.) He could assure them that in the future, as in the past, whatever Bill came before Parlament that they were interested in he would carefully study it, to the best of his ability, and if he thought he could honestly vote for it he should do so. (Applause.) He did not know when they were going to have a general election, but he felt sure they were ready for it, whenever it came, in Wrexham. (Applause.) A vote of thanks was passed to the hon. gentle- man.
NESTON BOYS' BRIGADE. On Sunday morning the 1st Neston Boys' Bri- gade had their first church parade. The brigade, which, only formed a few months ago, is associa- ted with the Neston Presbyterian Church, has proved a great success. About fifty boys joined the brigade at the commencement, and the num- ber has steadily increased, while most of the members have shewn, an aptitude for drill and have been regular in their attendances, with the result that the efforts of their instructors to "lick" them into shape have been crowned with success. A smart corps has been evolved, of which any district might reasonably be proud. The hrigadeo mustered in the Lecture-room on Sunday morning, andl to the strains of a military march prockodel briskly to the seat-s allotted to them. In place of the sermon a suitable address was given by the Rev. J. Towert, and special hymns were sung, the stirring strains of "Only an armour-bearer" especially being taken up with much fervour bv the embryo soldiers. After ser- vice the brigade fell in in Parkgate-road, and inarched to the Cross.. their smart military bear- ing evoking general commendation. At an early date the bri,-ade will no doubt be headed by its band, the latter, under Instructor Tilley, having nearly made sufficient progress to justify a public appearance. I A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. On Wednesday evening a grand demonstration by the Neston Boys' Brigade and the Neston Girls' Drill Class. supplemented by the very popular "Neston Gleemen," took place at the Town Hall before an audience that thronged even. the approaches to the concert room. The Rev. J. Towert, in opening the proceedings, expressed tho general regret that was felt at the absence through urgent professional engagements of Mr. John B. Yeoman, M.D., who had all along taken a real interest in the work of the brigade, and had been present at some of the drills. Very epecial thanks were duo to Miss Olive Jamieson who for several months had kindly given her valuable services as accompanist to the Gleomen, the Boys' Brigade and the Girls' Class. Mr. Towert also referred in complimentary terms to Miss Bewley, who. engaged as a professional teacher of the gir:ls' gymnasium, had thrown herself heart and soul ;nto the work, and had' elicited results such as could only be produced by a keen personal in- terest in tho work. Thanks to the generosity of friends, the Brigade was in possession of a band and of rifles. but additional funds were still re- quired, and the splendid a.udienoe of that evening was a welcome sign of local interest in the Nes. ton boys' welfare. (Applause.) The brigade. under their officers, Capt. James Macdonald and Lieuts. W. Couts. A. Frost and J. Platt, after- wards went very creditably through several mili- taty evolutions, and a olass of small boys in gymnastic costume were put through a variety of exercise's with bars and dumbells by their teacher. Mr. Rowland. A very charming feature of the evening's entertainment was the gymnastic exer- cises of the Girls' Drill Class, who were habited alike in short black skirts and white blouses, and evoked hearty applause. A very pretty and grace- ful performance of an Irish jig. in which they ap- peared in true Hibernian fashion, wearing green skirts, red capes, and handkerchiefs on their heads was also an immensely popular item. as was also a handkerchief song. in which a number of chil- dren aptly shewed the variety of uses that can be made of this necessary adjunct of civilisation. The Neston Gleemen, who appeared several times in the second part of the entertainment, under their clever conductor, Mr. G.. R. Hughes, were as usual a great success, and well merited the ap- plause showered upon them by the audience. | At the close. Colonel Lloyd, in proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the Boys' Brigade, the Girls' Drill Class, and the Gleemen, referred in warm terms to the creditable work of each of the three, and referred particularly to the progress made by the Boys' Brigade since their first meet- j ing, at which he was present. Some people were not in favour of the brigades, but a little serious thought must convince them that such a degree of proficiency attained in early youth was prefer- able to conscription, and nothing but good could result from the habits of strict obedience to their officers and usefulness thus early inculcated. By cultivating such virtues they might in the future do noblo work as the citizens of a great nation. and his sincere wish was that they might more and mom associate with that which was good and abhor all that was evil. Modern drill had made great strides since Major Grundy and himself, j some thirty or forty years ago, first instructed tho Neston Volunteers. In moving the vote of thanks, he also coupled with it the name of the Rev. J. Towert, who inaugurated the local Boys' Brigade., and who worked so indefatigably in all he under- took, and the names of the accompanist (Miss 0. Jam'eson), Mrs. G. R. Hughes (the accompanist of the Gleemen. and Miss. Niven. Major Grundy, in seconding, endorsed all Col. Lloyd had said, and remarked that though he had much to unlearn of old methods of drill, he was working- hard with the new, and could assure I them of his future help in any possible way with the driils. Speaking of obedience, he must say that through all the years he instructed the Nes-I ion Volunteers, he never met with disobedience or I disturbance of any kind. During an interval Capt. Maodonald read a re- port of the brigade's drills, etc., and mentioned that in addition to gymnastics and drill a football club and other amusements were in vogue for tho benefit of the boys. The programme was as follows:- Songs, (a) "British Army Boys," (b) "Boys' Brigade," the Brigade; drill, Squad No. 1. Boys; songs, (a) "There was a mouse" (b) "Handkerchief song," Girls; drill, Squad No. 2, Boys; physical exercises. No. 1, Girls; drill, Squad No. 3. Boys; physical exercises, (a) March- ing. Girls; (b) Physical Exercises, Little Girls; "Laughing Song," Gleemen; dumbell exercises. Boys; part-song. Gleomen; barbell exercises, Boys; "Excelsior" Gleemen; part-song, Glee- men finale by boys and girls. "Keep to the Right" and "God save the King."
MOLD AND DENBIGH JUNCTION RAIL- WAY.—The eightieth half-yearly ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of the Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway was held in London on Thursday. Mr. P. P. Pennant, the chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said that the fine weather of last summer and autumn had greatly increased their passenger traffic, the re- ceipts from this source shewing an increase of 9102. Os. 9d. He was glad to say that there had been a general tendency to growth in this de- partment for some years past. Live stock also shewed a small increase, while r«s?rehand:i-e and minerals had slightly decreased. The total traffic receipts were £ 3,793. 15s. 10d., being an increase of J635. 15s. 9d. upon those of last year. The rent charges and interest on debenture stock having been paid the directors recommendi pay- ment of JE3. 5s. per oent. per annum on account of interest due on debenture stock B.—Mr. Roberts seconded the report, which was adopted, and Mr. F. P. Robjeut was re-elected a director. ORILINE !-FOR THE TEETH AND BREATH.—Thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, and gives to the teeth a peculiar pearlv whiteness and a delightful fragrance to the =K. Price 2.. 6d. for the Uquid. or Is. per jar i for the Floriline Powder "fit all Chemists and Perfumers
l MR. EVAN ROBERTS. I I STILL NON-COMMITTAL. I VISIT TO CHESTER PROBABLE. I The Rev. J. Pryce-Davies, who is the leader oi the Revival movement in Chester, has visited Liverpool again this week and has spent several hours in company with Mr. Evan Roberts. Our representative was unable to see Mr. Pryce-Davies yesterday (Friday) morning, owing to his being unfortunately confined to his room by a chill. He, however, courteously supplied us with the I information that Mr. Evan Roberts will probably rest after his arduous labours in Liverpool. Al- though he had said nothing more definite than that "he will come if God leads him," Mr. Pryce- Davies thinks there is a strong probability that he will come to Chester after his rest.. He is also expected to visit the principal places in Flintshire and other counties in North \V..1. I DENOUNCED AS A. DREAMER. I At a revival meeting at the Fitzclarence-street Chapel, Liverpool, on Thursday night, a sensation was caused by a young man in the gallery de- nouncing Mr. Evan Roberts as "a dreamer of dreams and a deceiver of nations." The evengeli-,t made no reply, and declined to have the man removed. The converts numbered about 120. I CHESTER MINISTER'S VIEWS. I A CRITICAL LETTER. WiTtmg- to the "Liverpool Courier* of yester- day (Friday), the Rev. Daniel Hughes, pastor of Grosvenor Park-road Baptist. Church, Chester. !.av? :.—"I read with intense pain the report- of Mr. Evan Roberts's sensational message concern- ing the Free Church of the Welsh in Liverpool, and beg you to allow me some. space in which to offer a comment. May I say that 1 also am a collier boy from Wales, possess the most genuine Welsh sympathies, and preached in my early teens. I am now some four years older than Evan Roberts, and have held two important pastorates for over seven years in the English Baptist minis- try, I record the above in order to reveal the foundation of my sympathies with the ardent Evangelist, and to shew that prejudice against him is entirely foreign to me. As president of the Chester and District Union of Christian En- deavourcrs. I have urged the members to pray for Mr. Roberts in my church, and in other churches I have not ceased to press for petitions I on his behalf. In my pulpit I have made references to him with enthusiasm, and have not ceased to pray for the brother and his work. With the re- vival in general it is well known that I am in the fullest sympathy and spend every spare half-day in Wales to render what help I mav be enabled, to. So your readers will understand that my comment is wrung from me by the Evangelist. not without inexpressible pain. I must continue to pray for him but my prayer in the future, unless he confesses the wrong he ha,s done. must Le on? of intense agony begotten of the love I have for him and the still deeper love I have for truth. Several persons who have for years made a. minute study of subjects such as hypnotism, per- sonal magnetism, etc., tell me that every gesture, voice, eccentricity they have se-c-n Evan Roberts perform Bear unmistakable evidence of the source of his inspiration; but I have replied that what- ever method he adopts to impress people he is fully justified, as his purpose is to do. good. I do notice a striking similarity between the claimed Holy Spirit guidance of Evan Roberts and the accepted rules and methods of the above isms. but why not if he considers such to be the best ? But, when Mr. Evan Roberts claims to re- ceive sensational messages from high heaven, and dogmatically asserts that a section of the Christian Church as such is not founded on the rock (by which, I presume., he means Christ), then I think it is time that all sane and justioe-loving men should enter a protest as strong (if not as bitter) as the monstrous. charge. Visions are not confined to Evan Roberts. He cannot monopolise the Holy Spirit; he is not infallible, though he acts as if he were. And this young Evangelist comes to Liverpool and bans on the-authority of God a community of evongelical Christians, numbering about 2,000 Christians who are led' by devoted servants of God, whose chief leader has been a spiritual cheer to many. many hearts, whose home is like Bethany's, whose prayer at Westminster-road meeting expressed (without hysteria) depth of conviction and a closeness of contact with spiritual realities, whose one aim is the extension of the kingdom of Christ. Christians who have brought a large number of the stray souls of Liverpool to a fold and a home, who have sacrificed greatly and have been blessed greatly by the Heavenly Father; Christians among whom are old and tried men of prayer and. service, who have evangelised in Liverpool in a humble way ere fr, Evan Roberts was born. Yes, these are the people, who ar- told by this young magnetic person that their Church is not founded on the rock. Liverpool should cry "Shame." No; visions are not confined to Evan Roberts. I have also received a vision; it is from God. I re- ceived it. it is true, without physical paroxysms before thousands of highly-strung worshippers, but in the quiet of a Presence which stands for jus- tice, love, service, and this spirit i-rlcv c-s me to write I wish I were not ca,ild, upon to do so, but it ie the spirit's message. Evan Roberts can do with it what he likes, it oomes direct from God. the burden is too heavy for me to bear, I must deliver it Brother Evan Roberts. look to your- self and pray for forgiveness, confess the bitter injustice you have perpetrated. Seek the Rev. W. O. Jones, fall on his neck and weep, he will be ready to forgive; see that, before you speak in the name of God again, you are right with brother in the ministry. You rightly di- vined that the 'obstacle' was there—in the minis- try. Look still nearer home and b&hold it entering the chapel as you make your appearance. Good Spirit forgive this young man for fanning a feud in the name of God. Lord,, bend him.- Yours, etc."
UPTON. DRAINAGE SCHEME.—A Parish Council meeting was held in the schoolroom last week. There were present, Mr. B. C. Roberts (in the chair), and Messrs. R. Ithell, H. Robertson, J. Evans, J. Jenkins, D. Watkin, and Jas. Prince (clerk). Mr. Priest (engineer) was m attendance with plans and explained the scheme for draining Upton and district, at an estimated cost of about JEM, 000. Bache 2460, Upton £ 0,509, Newton k-i,031, total £ 14,000, making about an lid. rate.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. I — WIRRAL RURAL. I The monthly meeting of the Wirra.1 Rural District Council was held on Monday at Birken- head. Mr. T. Davies presided. The Local Government Board forwarded their sanction for the borrowing of £ 3,§20 for the purposes of sewage and sewage disposal for Willaston.—The Clerk to the Manchester Port Sanitary Authority wrote informing* the Council that the authority had passed their estimates for the coming year. Tne Council's contribution would be the samO as it was last year, namely, JE17. 16s. 5d. A precept would be forwarded later.—The Christ- church Rural District Council wrote pointing out that in consequence of the decision of the High Court, the position of rural councils was seriously affected in regard to compensation for loss of ratable value owing to the increase of urban dis- tricts. They asked the Council to support them in a petition to the, Local Government Board to promote legislation providing for compensation to rural councils, for loss of area and ratable valu.-The Chairman proposed that the Council give their support to the petition.—Mr. C. E. Hope seconded, and tho resolution was carried unanimously.—The West- Cheshire Water Com- I pany forwarded an analysis of their water taken from the Hooton pumping station on February 27th. made in London on March 6th. The analyst reported that the water was only of moderate hardness and: of the very highest organic purity. Baotenologically also, it was of excellent quality, and a more satisfactory water could not be denred. -The Chairman said they did not want to be always complaining, and it was only right to give credit where it was due. If that analysis was right, it meant that it was a first-class water. He had just had the water put into his own house. For years he had beon using water out of a deep pump well, and that was fearfully hard Since he had had in the new supply, they would not believe the differetioe.-A member: What was it hardier? (Laugbter,.)-The Chairman: It is half as soft again, gentlemen.—Mr. Priest (en- gineer) Did you pass it through a chaff-cuttina- machine before, then? (Lau ghter.)-Thte Chair- man said the well water had baen found on analysis to be the purest possible water, although It was so hard that he required a new boiler every half-year.
I "THE UNINVITED GUEST is the title of o ir new serial story, the opening chapters of which appear in the Cheshire Observer" to-day. It will be found of exceptional power, whilst the pleasing element of aristocratic domestic life will ngt be wanting. The authoress, Miss Florance btacpoole has, in her best novel, "The Uninvited Guest," produced a work of dramatic and I absorbing interest, and our readers may anticipate much entertainment from this charmingly wiicten romance. CATHOLIC "PASSIVE R.ESISTANCE.At Boston, on Saturday, the Bishop of Salford (the Right Rev. Dr. Casartelli) laid the foundation- stone of the new day schools being erected by the Rector (the Rev.. W. L. Fowler) and congrega- t:on of St. Marie's, at a cost of about. £ 8,000. The Bishop, referring to the so-called "passive resisiers," said the CathoEc.s had been passive resisters for well over thirty years, with this difference, that their resistance had been directed not against the laws of the land, but in accord- ance with those laws. What they had resisted had been the offorts made by strong, influential parties to tako away fom them. their in- alienable right to secure the religious education of their childien. That was what they had resisted in the past, and what they should' continue to resist. They had stoutly to surrender their Catholic schools, but they had passively allowed themselves to be very heavily taxed and mulcted under various Educa- tion Acts to support not only their own schools, but the public schools under the old School Boards and other authorities. They had, he submitted. set an example of loyalty to the laws of the State, and they were striving, as in the past, to carry out the present educational laws of the country. TO MOTHERS, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used over fifty vears by millions of mothers far their children while teething, with perfect success. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately It is pleasant to taste; it produces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub wakes up "as bright j as a. button. Of all chemists. Is. lid. per bottle
I BARROW. SCRIPTURE EXA--NIINATION.Tlic Rev. J. M. New, diooesan inspector, has issued his report on his recont examination of the children of the days schools in scriptural knowledge. The report is most satisfactory, and reads as follows:—"The children did themselves and their teachers credit on the occasion of my visit. The answering was good throughout, and often thoughtful. Some of the essays of the senior group were excellent, and all but one satisfactory. If psalms or canticles form part of the repetition, these should perhaps I be learned from the Prayer-book version." — ♦ —
í BACKFORD. I FROST AND FRUIT. -The sight of the trees coated thickly with snow and the ground hard with frost. was not an inspiriting one for local fruit-growers on Saturday morning, especially as the Jacob plum, the damson, etc., trees were all in full bloom and presenting a beautiful sight. The fears that these blooms would be utterly ruined, however, proved premature. The coating of snow appears to have acted like a blanket, and the damage resulting from the, it is hoped, lalit visit of winter is not so great as anticipated. The pear trees are also displaying a wealth of bloom, while the apple blossom has yet to develop.
I ERBISTOCK. I ANGLING IN THE DEE.The river has run I into good order after the fresh of last week, but the wind was cold during the latter part of the week, and in consequence the fish were not rising freely. However, on Monday there was a welcome change, and anglers' expectations ran higher. Mr. Peel and party, fishing in the Brvn- y-pys water on Monday afternoon, caught two nioo salmon, which turned the scales at nearly 201b. the pair; and on Tuesday, when there was a grand run of fish, the same party took no fewer than four fish, 161b., 151b., and two 91b. each, all in prime condition. On Wednesday very little fishing done, on account of the races at Tarporley, but on Thursday the rod a and lines were again busy, and up to the time of writing have taken one fish, which proved the monarch of all, being 201b. It is now some seven years or so since so many fish have been taken so early in the season in the samo waters.
I ROSSETT. I THE LATE MR. JOSEPH JONES—The in- terment of tho late Mr. Joseph Jones, whose death is recorded on page 7, took place at Rossett Church on Thursday amid many manifestations of sorrow. The coffin was met at the lych gate of the church by the Vicar (the Rev. E. Charley), who conducted the service. Upon entering the sacred edifice Mr. Pull in played upon the organ "I know that my Redeemer liveth," and as the mourners were leaving Chopin's "March Fune- bre" was rendered. The principal mourners were Mrs. Jones (widow), Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Prince (son-in-law and daughter), Miss Joneis and Miss Jessie Jones (daughters), Mr. T. Jones, Chester (brother), Mr. Briedson. Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster, Mrs. Gregory, and Miss Prince. Among others present were Mrs. Dixon (The Clappers), the Misses King, Mrs. Price (the Station). Mr., Mrs. and Miss Prince (Qresford), Messrs. E. Babb, G. Cromar, H. Curwen, and J. W. Manley, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Chaloner, Messrs. G. Bogh, W. Allsopp, J. Hughes W. Harvey, J. Eardley, A. Keen, W. Jones, J. Edwards, J. Vaughan Jones, E. E. Dutton, J. Williams, J. Parry, P. Parry, W. Evans, T. Humphreys, Mackay, J. Woolrich. Phillips, G. Chaloner, Mudd, J. Bayliss, H. Edwards, McDonald. A. Woolrich, T. Lewis, junr., J. Davies, J. Price, J. D. Jones, James Leech, etc. A number of beautiful wreaths were placed upon the coffin.
NESTON. I FORMER STATIONMASTER.-Mr. Frank Herbert Waite, formerly stationmaster at Neston and Parkgate (Great Central Raalway), who, as already stated, ha? been trasferred to Habro, has been made the recipient of a suitable testimonial by his Neston friends. Mr. Waite was one of the most courteous and obliging railway officials that Neston has known and subscriptions flowed freely in to the hon. secretaries of the Presenta- tion Committee (Messrs. C. E. Senior and Joseph Johnacn). This week these gentlemen forwarded to Mr. Waite, on behalf of the subscribers, a handsome 18 carat gold lever watch, bearing a suitable inscription, and have received from him a warm acknowledgment of the kindness of the Nestonians with whom he had had such pleasant relations. A PLEASING INCIDENT.—An interesting presentation was made at t-he Presbyterian Church Lecture Room on Thursday evening to Miss Annie Bewley, teacher of the girls' drill class, and Miss Olive Jamieson, the honorary accom- panist of the class and other social institutions connected with the church. The presentation was made by Miss J. Bollard, the youngest mem- ber of the class, who, en behalf of the class, pre- sented the young ladies named with two hand- some silver-mounted purses, engraved with their t;als, coupled with the best wishes of the class. The Rev. J. Towert, who presided, added his congratulations, and spoke of the deep and kindly interest they had taken in the work. Miss Bewley, in acknowledging, said the work had) given her great pleasure and the class which originally numbered seven members had new over thirty. If she was the conductor of the class at its next session she trusted that she should be surrounded by the same faces again. (Ap- plause.) M'os Jamieson also suitably responded. The Misses Norah Pakenham-Walsh, Bella Wattie Jessie Parry, and May Butcher were afterwards each presented with a picture postcard album by Miss Bewley for never having been absent from class. Some minor gifts were also distributed by Miss Bewley. GATHERING AT THE RADICAL HALL.- On Friday evening, by mvitaCion of Colonel Lloyd, Messrs. A. G. G?nfet), W. H. Lever, and J. Mealor the past and present members of the N eston Liberal Club and other friends were en- tertained in the ballroom at a hotpot supper. Colonel Lloyd presided over a gathering of about 150 persons, and after the customary loyal toasts had been duly honoured, proposed "the new land- lord" (Mr. W. H. Lever) in felicitous terms.— Mr. Lever, who has taken over the ownership of the building, referred to the reaent stoppage of the sale of intoxicating liquors at the bar as an action that was in the best interests of the club, and spoke of fiviediffererit clubs, including the Gladstone Liberal Club, that were being success- fully run on teetotal lines. The members of the last-mentioned club had decided to do without intoxicating liquors on the promisee after trying the experiment for three years.-Mr. R. E. Roper, the late hon. secretary of the Neston Liberal Club, afierwards responded to the toast of the club. and Mr. Grenfell afterwards proposed the Radial Party.-Mr. W. C. King (Stanacres) and i?ir. J. Alealor (Ness), in ?spondfn-?. asked the members present to support the ?w Radical cand?ate. During the intervals selections we? given by the Club Orchestral Society and son?s were rendered by Mr. W. Thompson and othtrs. The. oustomary votes of thanks closed1 the pro- ceedings.
FRODSHAM. I IHE RATES.-We notice that the poor rate htYf^ ￼ ^T"8 P is 28, in the £ for the present half.yen,r, this being an increase of 4d. in the £ The =, ?r y rate is levied at 4d,. being a Xreafe of Id. the E. For the lordship the poor rate is "5 in the a ? fn? ? ?'?' rate 8d. in the ?. nmmT; Police Court Sf7°n the Poliee Court> boeerore Alieesssrrs. A\. TIhluomas anf d JT. Murrav 'EdFl [¡s.. costs ￼ 14 days for wirf ?ttS ￼ FISLOFAD ￼ ￼ r?-Jpr??- on ￼ day,-Pnõoner went to prison. EAL OF MRS- MIL BURN.—The intcr- 1 VNfvrM^9libU^ took P'?- at As?n intcr- Jen;a, iamid signs of general sorrow. TIL 'L prr ^.T'AY ofEciated. Although the de- i J lady had only bm in the district some twelve mon-vt,n,s. she had made ??y friends, and muoh symp:tt.hy is expressed for Mr. Milburn and his family. ACCIDENT TO A DAIRYMAN.-On Monday iiiorning Mr. J. H. Andrews, dairyman and green. grocer, of Main-street, was leading one of his horses in M.in-.Ireet by the Post-office when the animal suddenly became restive and reared, and in coming down struck Andrews on his right shoulder with one of its feet. He was attended by Dr. Selby who found that his shoulder was dislocated. Mr Andrews had previously suffered severe injuries to the same arm and shoulder through an accident' MR p°W\S MISSION.-The mission ter- minated at the clo"e of Tuesday e?ning-. ?r- vioe. The Trinity Chapel on this occasion held an exceptionally large congregation, and ad- dres-ses were delivered by the Rev. E. Geldor and Mr. Pow, welcoming over one hundred converts into the Church. During the proceedings Mr Pow was presented with a small token of good- will from the Frodsham congregation. Prior to the conclusion of the service, some 60 to 70 per- sons made their way into the enquiry rooms. TENNIS AND CROQUET CLUB-The annual meeting wag held in the Girls' Schoolroom on Monday, Dr. Selby presiding. The Secretary (Mr. J. fcntwistle) gave a very satisfactory account of the work of the club during the past sea.,on, and Mr. Rowson (treasurer) shewed there was a small balance on the right side. It was proposed that Mr. Gaskell, of Erindale, be presi- dent, and Mr. Smith, of Heathercliff, vice-presi- dent for the ensuing season. Miss Selbv being elected captain, and Mr. Hamvlin hon. secretary and treasurer. It is hoped that the club will receive the support it merits, as the courts are in excellent condition, while the position commands a charming and extensive view of the hills and neighbourhood. HOCKEY CLFB MEETING.-The annual meeting of the Hockey Club was held on Tues- day evening in the Parish Room. Dr. fklby, the I captain, presiding. The Chairman heartily con- gratulated the members on their excellent form during the past season, which, although not. quite up to the previous year, when only one match was lost. was ei'.y satisfactory and encouragin' g. 1 This season 21 matches were played. 11 won, 6 lost and 4 drawn. Several members had resi"g"ned for business reasons but it was hoped and justifiably anticipated that new members would be forthcoming to make up the deficiencies. It is expected that there will next season be a sufficient complement of ladies to raise a full team, several additional ones having- promised to play. Mr. F. Boston, of Halton Grange Run- corn, was re-elected president. Mr. J. Ockleston. of Oakdale, vice-president, while Mr. H. Smith, of The Bungalow, Helsby, was appointed captain, vice Dr. Selby. who resigned to take up secre- tarial duties, and Mr. E. J. Sutton was re-elected hon. treasurer.
TARPORLEY. I I MANCHESTER MILK.—For selling milk to whioh water had been added, a number of Man- Chester milk dealers were fined at the Man- chcstor City Police Court on Wednesday. T«o farmers who send milk to the city, and who Jive respectively at Dove Hol<?, near Buxton, and Tarporley, were similarly fined.
I ELLFESMERH] PORT. I PRISONER'S ALLEGED VIOLENCE.—At Mr. Churton's office on Tuesday, before Mr. George Dickson, David Evans, labourer, aged' 28, Ellesmere Port. was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Ellesmere Port on April 10th, and with assaulting P.S. Bellhouse and P.C. Thomas Boyle; also with damaging a constable's lamp to the extent of Is.—Prisoner was remanded until Saturday.
I BUCKLEY. I COSMOPOLITAN SOCIETY.—After a series of lectures given to the members of this society in the upper room of the Free Library for the last three months, tho winding-up of the session took place on Monday evening, when social evening was spent by the members and their friends. At seven o'clock there was a re- ception, the hosts and hostesses being Mr. James Newton. Mr. Morgan, B.A., Miss Bamber and Mrs. Bishop. There was a lengthy programme, and the artists shewed good vocal and instru- mental talent. The Bishop gave a reading from Browning and Mr. E. Ellis a Shakespearian read- ing. At 8.30 there was an interval for refresh- ments. which were handed round by the stewards. Mr. G. Parry gave selections on the gramophone and Mr. W. Roberts a cornet solo, which were much appreciated. Mr. T. Roberts was the accompanist during the evening.
I TARVIN. I MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At the recent Trinity (College- examination held at Chester, Master Reginald Jackson successfully passed in pianoforte playing. Mr. W. Edwards is his tutor. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING.—On Monday night a meeting of tho Council was held in the Public Hall. Mr. Thomas Nield presided, and there were also present Messrs. T. Dodd, W. Bare- foot, J. Smith, W. Riley, G. Edge, and T. H. Langford (clerk). Messrs. N. Large and J. D. Jackson were appointed overseers for the ensuing year. The other business transacted was of & formal character. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—On Wednes- day afternoon the members of the Tarvin Branch of the Girls' Friendly Society held their quarterly meeting. Tea was provided in the Parish Room. Miss Wilcockson presided. After tea the mem- bers proceeded to St. Andrew's Church, where all address was given by the Vicar, the Rev. J. H. Wilcockson. M.A.
I INCE. I FUNERAL OF MR. T. ELLAMS.—On Satur- day afternoon the remains of tho late Mr. Thomas ElTains, Green Farm. Ince, were laid to rest in Thornton-le-Moors Churchyard. The family mourners were Mr. John Ellams and Mr. William- Ellams (sons), Mr. Samuel Ellams (brother), and Mr. Samuel Dunbabin (son-inlaw). Other rela- tives and friends who gathered at the graveside included Messrs. John War burton, James War- burton. Samuel Warburton, Joseph Warburtcn, R. Edgerley. J. Hughes, R. Wright. Fryer, Dunning, A. Scott, 0. Proffitt, and R. Briscoe. Wreaths were sent by the widow and family, Mrs. Park-Yates (Ince Hall), Mrs. Cox and Mr. S. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Newstead, Miss Heisbyr infr. and Mrs. Warburton (South Bank, Elton), tho Rev. E. and Mrs. Charley (Rossett), Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Littler (Ince), and Mr. Georgp Wright. Deceased, who had suffered a long and lingering illness, will be much missed in Iuee> and neighbourhood, as he was always ready to lend a helping hand to those of his neighbours less fortunately slituated than himself.
I SHOTTON. I TEMPERANCE MEETING.—On Wednesday orening a public meeting in connection with the North Wales Temperance Union was held in the Rivertown Congregational Church, Mrs. Hughes, of Queen's Ferry. presiding. Miss Pritchard (of Birmingham, and organising sJecretary of the Union) gave an address on the principles of Temperance. She said that was the second time she had had the pleasure, of speaking to them, and she was pleased to know the rapid strides which they had made in the district, and earnestly entreated them to keep on persevering in the good work. The Rev. T. J. Martin also spoke on the movement. During the evening solos were rendered by Miss J. Prinqa, Miss M. Ben- nett. Miss Edwards, and the White Ribbon Army. under the direction of Madame Georgina Hughes. Miss Emma Walker presided at the organ. After a hearty vote of thanks had been accorded Miss Pritchard. several new members were enrolled1.
HAWARDEN. I PETTY SESSIOKS.-Ther;e sessions were held on Thursday, the magistrates on the bench being Messrs. J. Watkinson (presiding), J. Rowley, T. R. Probcrt, W. Fryer, H. Watkinscn, and Major R. Pro bk-rt,. Heijry Dean was granted tho Hurlbtit.t.-William Henry Dean was granted the transfer of the licence of the Grand Stand, Burnt- wood, Buckley. A protection order was granted to the applicant at the recent Buckley Sessions.— Hannah Johnson, a young girl residing at oaltney, was summcnedl for stealing sixpence, the property of Margaret Stretch, married womant also of Saltney. Complainant stated that on re- turning to her house from the house of a. lie Igh- bour on the 28th ult., she found that a sixpence, which she had put on the shelf in rhtt back- kitchen, was missing. After making inquiries from the girl s mother, she went to see her at the school, and took five pennies from her.—Other evidence was given to shew that on the day wbJen complainant micsed her money the girl obtained change for sixpence at a shop where shu pur- chased a pennyworth of toffee.-D-eferidant, whose father gave evidence on her behalf, denied the theft, and declared that she had not been in Mrs. Stretch s house on the day in question.— The Bench considered the case proved and bound defendant over to appear for judgment if called upon -The Chairman remarked that pei-sonallv ho thought the girl ought to have adding" by her father because there was such a things sparing the rod and spoiling the child.
SALTNCY FERKY. I ENl hRTAlNMENT. -A miscellaneous enter- --A mlscellaneous enter- tainment was given at the Schools on Friday in connection with the Band of Hope belonging to tne English Presbyterian Church. The chair was ably filled by Dr. Cariyle Sutton, who is de- servedly popular in this neighbourhood. The programme was as follows ^-Pianoforte solo. Miss iiitlic.; chorus by little girls: reoitations, Dina Liversage and Catnerine A. Ratcliff; solo by Mr. Cap pel, Llandudno Junction; dialogue bv Hannah Liversagc and Maggie Rice; recitations by Nellie Davies and Coza Horobin; chorus by Band of Hope members; recitations by Mary Liversage, Harry Brown and Myfarnvy Evans; pianoforte solo by Miss Ada Edwards; solo by Air Hall, Crewe: recitations by Annie Davies and Harold Ed wards; solo, Mr. Cappel; recitations by Kate Laker, Maggie Smith, Oliver Edwards and Agnes Parkinson; chorus by party of children; dioiogue by Jessio Brown, Gertie Jones and Kate Liver- sago pianoforte solo, Miss Bithel; solo Mr Cappel; recitations by Mary Liversage and Stanley Brown; diologue by Ettie Robert and Pollic Rogers; recitations by Joseph Brov.n and hlorrie Cooper pianoforte solo. Louie Jones; f-oio by Joseph Brown; recitations by Daisy Clark and Loui Jones; song. Miss E. Griffiths; recitation, Eva Brown; solo by Mr. Cappei con- Junng by Mr. Hall; chorlis by Band of rrop children, led by Mr. D. J. Hughes. The last item on the programme, but not the least, was a dialogue by Eva Brown, Ethel Williamson. John Davies and Robert Knowles, entitled "All found including beer." Much praise is due to Mr. Cappel, who is a clever comedian, and Mr. Hall, of Crewe, for his most agreeable contribution to the evening s amusement. Miss E. Griffiths re- galed the children with an excellent tea p-'or to the entertainment.
YOOTBALL. iSee also page 2.) I ———— > (JODDINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. I Rbktlts UP TO DATE. r-Goas- P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts, arnn Villa..17.12. S. 184.108.40.206G Verdi* Gymnaaiam .18.. 9.. 4. 5..36.26.23 J)avenkam 16 10 4. 220.127.116.11 Weaverham Athletic .15. 7. 2. 6.39.30 20 \Wmoiprton Park J.8. 8. 6. 4. 39 26.20 •Cuddington 18. 6. 9. 18.104.22.168 .c. 5. 8.. 4-.32 43 12 Jlartford JTilla ,1& 4. 9. 3.39.. 57.. 11 Marston 014 Boys 5 ..11. 0.27.49.10 Ash ton Hp 1,7. 3.13. 1.25.65 7 Two points deducted for playing an ineligible xnaa.
LArrET MARKETS & FAIRS. I (See als0 Page 3.) LIVERPOOL CORN, FRIDAY. Wheat market small attendance, only slow trade concluded at occasionally hd. per cental over Tuesday. Flour good deliveries, only moderate trade, unchanged prices. Maize very quiet demand; mixed American, 4s. 2id. Plate, 5s. ld. per cental. Beans firm, unchanged, scarce. Peas and oatmeal firm. Feeding barley firm, scarce. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDA Y.-Supplies were large and the attendance of buyerR quite up to the average. Business proceeded rather briskly during the earlier market hours, but subsequently became very slow, numerous lots remaining unsold at the close of the fair. Prices may be quoted as much the same as last week. No sheep or fat stock on offer. Prices -Milch cows, £ 18 to 222; calvers. "16 to £ 19; barrens. £10 to JE12; heifers, £9 to £ 14 stirks. £ (j to £ 10 bullocks, 29 to £ 19 CHESTER CHEESE, WEDNESDAY, At this fair there was a pitch of about 35 tons, and a good attendance of buyers. The market opened with a fairly good inquiry for finest lots. Coloured cheese were sold at prices between 60s. and G5s.; medium from 54s. to 58s. while lower grades were down to 48s. The finest uncoloured made from 50s. to 60s. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Minited. by JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Cheshire Observer Office, S, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester.—SATURDAY April 15, 19C5.
I HELSBY. I I also page 7.) Jjl'jAIii.JN tSERVICE.-At the special Lenten service held in the Parish church on Wednesday evening the preacher was the Rev. H. E. Burder, of Northwioh. RUMMAGE SALE.-On Saturday afternoon a successful rummage sale was held in the National Schoolroom in aid of the new Parish-room. The- stalls, which were presided over by a number of ladies and gentlemen, were well filled with all classes of articles, and although the sale only commenced at 2.30 p-,n., practically the whole of the things were disposed of by about- five o'clock. The total proceeds amounted to £16. 17s 6d. PRIMITIVE METHODISTS.—On Sunday spooial services were held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Mr. R. Scott, of Northwich, preaching at each service. At both services the choir, oonducted by Mr. J. Fedden, rendered the anthem What is man," and in the eventing Miss R. Warburton sang "The Beautiful City." Mr. W. Stanway presided at the organ. Collections were made on behalf of the trust funds.