I IF iin tEAREL. and it was clearly pointed out to you where you could go and Buy READY-MADE CLOTHING OR CLOTHING TO MEASURE which are in every way UP-TO-DATE for FASHION, STYLE, DESIGN and GENERAL APPEARANCE, and which have been thoroughly tested for Durability, and on which you can SAVE FROI 20 TO 50 PER CENT. on your Purchases, would not you go there 1 Most; assuredly you would if you were Thrifty, or prided yourself on being a thorough business man. Well, we point out to you now where you can effect this Saving, and it is by Buying your Clothing for Yourself and your Sons from II EPvYORTHS, who are the only Clothing Manufacturers in the City, and who alone are in a position to offer you this TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY OF SAVING MONEY. HEPWORTHS are the LARGEST CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD, and every Pound you spend with them means Shillings into your Pocket. J. HEPWORTH & SON, LTD. 83, EOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. AND 150 OTHER TOWNS. CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. ANNUAL SHOW, August 29th, 1906. THOMPSON, CON JL AND KJ fjLEMENCE. CHAMPION PRIZE CHEESE Including the Duke of Westminster's Prize: SILVER CUP FOR THE BEST CHEESE IN THE SHOW. „ I Class 2-FOUR COLOURED CHEESE-FIRST PRIZE. 39 3— „ „ „ -FIRbT PRIZE. ¡ M 1- "WHITE —SECOND PRIZE. „ I— „ „ „ —FOURTH PRIZE. 4— „ „ „ -FIRST PRIZE. i I il 55 COLOURED „ —SECOND PRIZE. All the above PRIZE DAIRIES were PURCHASED by THOMPSON, SON & CLEMENCE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CHEESE FACTORS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS, Telephone 44 -10, NORTHGrATE STREET) 44A-17, EASTGATE STREET ? CHESTER 44B-16, FOREGATE STREET ( ??-M-L-??. 1, MARKET HALL J ARTHUR BLAYNEY IS NOW SELLING AT A GREAT REDUCTION His Surplus Stock before Stocktaking, and his new Christmas Stock comes in; consisting of LEATHER, CABINET & BRASS GOODS. GREAT BARGAINS in WRIST BAGS, PURSES, WIUTING, DRESSING and JEWEL CASER, BLOTTING BOOKS, Packets of NOTEPAPER and ENVELOPES, &c. BRIDGE STREET IlOvV, CHESTER. I QESTRIANS HAVE BEEN SO PLEASED WITH "MAYPOLE" SPECIALITIES, viz., « MAYPOLE" BUTTER, TEA & EGGS! (Unequalled for SUPERB QUALITY I and MODERATE PRICES;, that MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., LTD., have found it necessary to Open an Additional Branch AT 81, BROOK STREET For tho Convenience of their numerous Customers in this locality. MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., LIMITED, 8, WATERGATE ￼ 81, BROOK ST. J OVER 470 BRANCHES Now OPEN.
DEATH OF SIR S. DAVENPORT. ~~V AN ANCIENT CHESHIRE FAMILY. A Renter telegram from Adelaide, on Mon- day, states that the death is armouriccd of Sir Samuel Davenport., K.C.M.G., LL.D.. in h;& 89th year. The fourth son of tho late Mr. Geo. Davenport, banker, of Oxford, by his wife, Jane Devoroux, daughter of Joseph Da vies, of Mine- wa.ro, Pembroke, ho was descended from an ancient Cheshire family. Ho went- to South Australia in 1842, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits and rapidly became a prominent fig-mc in South Amtralian polities. In 1846 he was one of four nominee members of the Legislative Council of South Australia, and ten years later, when the Constitution Act was passed, lie bc- came a non-omc at member. Re was elected a member of the Legislative Oouncil under rú- sponsible Government. 1857-66. and was ap- pointod ComMi.ssoncr of Public Works in the first Ministry under the new form of Govern. merit. Subsequently he held the same portfolio in the Torrens Ministry. He was m-ade a Knight Bachelor in 1884. Ho acted as the Executive Corrunissiojier for South Australia at the International Exhibition in London, 1851, Philadelphia, 1876, Sydney, 1879, and Mel- bourne, 1830. a.nd at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886 and the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition in 1&37. For these services he was created KC.M.G. in 1886, and in the same year the tk-greo of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Cambridge University. In later years Sir Samued Davenport was engaged in viticulture and the olive indusiriea For many years he was piesiilr.nt of the South Australian branch of tho Geographical Society of.,Australia., as well aa of tho Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, and the Chamber of Manufactures of South Australia He married, in 1842, Marganrt Freser, daughter of Mr. Wil- liam Lennox Clels.nd, hamster, of Calcutta. Lady Davenport died in 1902. Sir Samuel Davenport resided at Beaumont, near Adelaide.
SUCCESSFUL DOG FANOIERS-At. the I Knutsford Show, Mr. Fred Harris, Chester, se- oured second prize in the bulldog class, in a very strong competition, with his prize-winning buHdog Sir Jaspor. Mr. George Millar, Chester, was also successful in tho Scotch terrier novioe dog, securing reserve award in a strong clase with Sealand Jock^ V:Ipta 0,, SUN FIRE OFFICE. Q? THE OLDEST INSURANCE OFFICE I!r TuF, OLDEST INSURANCF OFFICIC ?0?0 ? IN THE WORLD. J FUNDS IN HAND— £ 2,788,638. LOCAL AGENTS:- CHESTER Messrs. CHEERS k HOPLEY, 6, Northgate-street. ¡u Messrs. W. DENSON & SON, Northgate. MALPAS Mr. THOMAS MULLOCK, Cuddincton Heath. ELLESMERKPORT Mr. R. B. BLAYNEY.
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GUARDIANS' EXTRAVAGANCE. Our leaderette of last week on Poor-Law Extravagance, which had a general rather than a local application, has been followed by a serious object-lesson in the Chester Union. At Tuesday's meeting of the Chester Guardians, Mr. Dansey, Local Government Board Inspector, attended and passed a severe criticism upon the costly administration of the Union. Pointing out the recent growth in the Board's expendi- ture, he told them that, with one exception, Chester shewed by far the largest increase in expenditure in all the forty-one unions of his district, and that district comprises numerous large unions in Cheshire, Shrop- shire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Hereford- shire and Worcestershire. Moreover, the percentage of pauperism in the Chester Union is three against an average of 2 3. Within the past year alone the money spent on relief at Chester has advanced by the enormous sum of no less a figure than £ 75.) representing the growth of out-relief in that period. From a tabulated statement issued by Mr. Dansey, but nOt quoted at this week's meeting, it appears that to Chester Union belongs the unenviable distinction of having the highest cost of pauperism per head of the popula" tion in that district, namely, 2 s. 7d., againsfc an average of Is. nd. In Tarvin U nien, I which, of course, is not over-weighted with an urban population, the cost per head is only Is. Id., in Wirral Is. 2-td., Nantwkh Is. Sid., Runcorn Is. 3d., wlule there are many other unions about equally economical. Another striking fact brought out in the printed table is that during the past ycar the local paupers have increased from 1,50.3 vo 1,667, and that, too, without the excuss of any great industrial depression, and while the Cobdenite economists continue to descant upon the prosperous state of our national trade. We have still the vaunted blessings of Free Food and the alleged Big Loaf of Free Trade, and yet pauperism is increasing by leptps and bounds. Mr. Dansey sat throughout the consider- ation of the relief cases, and at the close he candidly informed the Guardians that they were oppressed with an excess of kindness of heart. A generous and charitable dis- position to the poor is an estimable quality in the individual, acting in a private capacity, but when these individuals are serving in a combined character as a Board of Guardians, they must remember that they are working as trustees for the rate- payers, and trustees are called upon to harden their hearts. They must also shew a hardness of head, and generally bear in mind, when the voice of the tempter suggests some liberal allowance to a certain case, that they are dealing with other people's money. This was the effect of the little homily preached to the Chester Board by the Local Government Inspector. The matter must be sufficiently grave, when the Inspector stated that his attention had been called to the startling figures of the Chester Union by the Royal Commission on Pocr- Law, who wanted to know why Chester figured so largely among the highest pauperised unions in his district." To put their house in order the Inspector recom- mended the appointment of a thoroughly practical committee, to devise a means of checking this growing expenditure- iAl r. Dansey traced the increased expenditure to a too lax adminis tration of out-relief, his own experience being that where there was a laxity in the administration of that depart- ment it also increased the cost of indoor relief. The ratepayers will look to the Guardians to take immediate steps to remove this reproach of extravagance under which they have fallen. We trust a committee will be appointed forthwith, to examine thoroughly the system of out-relief and to make enquiries, as the Inspector suggested, in unions which are administered on more economical lines. It is obvious that the granting of out-relief should be conducted on some hard and fast system, and without regard to the individual or the particular parish to which lie or she belongs. There is room seemingly also for a saving of money in other directions, as the Inspector's criticism of the building projects of the Board clearly shewed.
CITY-ROAD WESLEY AN P.S.A.—The vice-president acted as chairma.n on Sunday, the attendance of members being somewhat moderate owing to the very hot weather. A suggestive address was given by the president on the subject of Some Life Lessons." As soloist Miss Lily Hughes was listened to with much Appreciation in the sacred pieces, A voice that bids me come and Sun of my soul." Mr. Newns read the lesson, while Mr. B. Meadows offered prayer. The organist and choirmaster were Messrs. R. Butterworth and G. Jones respectively. AN ANTI-VACCINIST.—At the City Police Court on Monday, before Mr. John Thompson and Mr. B. C. Roberts, John Henry Forrest, St. John's-terrace. Garden-lane, applied for a certi- ficate exempting his child from vaccination. He said he conscientiously believed that it would be prejudicial to the health of his child.—The Chairman Is it your first child ?—Applicant: Yes.—The Chairman Have you any experience of other children ?-Yes, my sister's child.-The Chairman Did something go wrong with it ?—It suffered very much.—The Chairman: It is a ques- tion whether vaccination does not do good in the long run.—The application was granted.
LOCAL & GENERAL NOTES. T — Some newspapers have run away with the absurd notion that the Duke of Westminster launched his South Afrioan colonisation scheme with sordid ideas of personal gain. Only last week we had to correct a stupid report to this effect in the "Daily Dispatch," and this week "Vanity Fair" repeats tho same blunder. Re- ferring to the Duke of Sutherland's land scheme in Canada and to the Duke of Westminster's new estate in the Orange River Colony. "Vanity Fair" remarks, "it is a question which has been debated as to whose property will ultimately prove the more remunerati ve." The people w'Ho take part in that discussion must be singularly badly informed. What the precise conditions of the Duke of Sutherland's Canadian scheme may be we arc not aware, but we do know that nothing was further from the Duke of Westminster's mind than pecuniary profit in acquiring the estate near Ladybrand. His Grace purchased and laid out the property for patriotic reasons, because the Government were anxious to pour in as many British set- tlers into the new Colony as possible. The Duke has expended something like £ 150.000 on this statesmanlike project, and if he receives a two per cent, return on his outlay, he will be lucky. His Grace's sole a.im was to attract British yeoman fanners to South Africa, and this is the only reward that he expects The death of his Honour Judge Bowcn Row- lands creates another break in the official public life of the county which will be regretted even beyond the districts covered by his various county courts. Before his elevation to the bench ho was a prominent figure in the Chester and North Wales Assize circuit, where he was noted as a particularly olever Q.C. in cross-examina- tion. In the political world the late Mr. Bowen Rowlands, while still at the Bar, was known as an ardent RadiciLiijand more than once, during the Chester Assizes, he took part in Radical meetings in this city. It therefore came somewhat as a surprise that a politician of these advanced views should have been appointed to a county court judge-ship by a Unionist Government, but we believe the secret Jay in tho faot that the then Lord Chan- cellor, Lord Halsbury. bestowed the appoint- ment on Mr. Bowen Rowlands because of old- time association. In earlier life, when Lord Halsbury, then Mr. Hardinge Gilfard. was prac- t'sing as counsel on the Chester and North Wales circuit, Mr. Bowen Rowlands was one of the juniors, along with two other barristers who subsequently became county court judges in this county, and to this early association Mr. Bowen Rowlands's elevation has been ascribed. It remains to be seen whether the present Radical Government will return the compli- ment, by appointing a Unionist to the vacant judgeship. For our part we have little expec- tation of such liberality from a Liberal Govern- ment. the chances being that Mr. Ellis Griffith, who has worked hard for his party, will come in for the coveted lioriour. A prominent figure in the public life of Cheshire has been removed by the death of Mr. R. O. Ort-on. As the able and painstaking chairman of the Tarvin Board of Guardians «nd District Counoil, and in his more important capacity d a county alderman he will be sorely missed, while his dc-ath has left a gap in the local life of Tattenhall, the place of his birth, that wdl be exceedingly difficult, to fill. Very few men who take tho actin part he did in public; affairs could trutbruny c-laini to have never made an enemy. Mr. Orton waa un- questionably one of those men. The Wirral Radicals had better set about finding a new candidate for their Parliamentary seat, for Mr. Lever has had enough of it. Fol- lowing up his recent expressions of disappoint- ment with life in the House of Commons, the member for Wirral made a similar speech to tho Trado Union delegates who visited Port Sunlight on Thursday. Mr. Lever appeared in the same role as Dr. Johnson's celebrated Scots- man, who considered the finest prospect in Scot. land the rc-ad to England. "The finest thing in all London," he Faia "was to catch the 5.50 train homo on Friday afternoon." Mr. Lever is as disloyal as the Irishman who praised the glories of his native island, by saying "Ireland -is a grand country-to get out of." But the member for Wirral is to be excused. He has had a disappointment as well as a dis- illusionment. He got his pious resolution in favour of a salary of B500 a year parsed by the Commons, but he finds that the Commons have net the power to pay the money. The gathering nc,t t.ric po?,ver to payt h (, at Port. Sunlight was interesting to students of human natmc who can enjoy the spectacle of apostles of Labour sitting down side by side w.th a bloated capitalist, Labour demagogues arc never tiled of proclaiming that capital is the arch enemy cf mankind- Yet Mr. Leveu- is a capitalist, of capitalists, and he ventured to express the hcpc that Parliament would reoc-ive still further recruits to its 'ranks from Labour. If that wish were fulfilled and the Socialists ] attained the-ir ends, Mr. Lever and his capital would soon part company. When Mr. Moss was promoted to a judgeship, one would have expected him to dissociate him- self from politics. This week, however, he posed again as a Rate Register, refusing to obey the law, although he himself is a Judge, sworn to administer the law fearlessly and conscientiously. Supposing any defendant in the County Court pleaded before Judge Moss that he had a con- ecientioue objection to the payment of lus debts —as many of us seem to have—what would his Honour do? The new Judge did not put in a personal appearance, but he sent a letter inti- mating his gracious acquiescence in any decision the Benoh might reach. How very condescend- ing of him Mere justices of the peace who refused to pay their education rate here and there were considered to be shewing very bad form indeed, but a paid Judge of the County Court ought surely to shew a better example than to defy the law, he himself being ap- pointed to administer the law. The Mayor is to be commended for his firm- ness in dealing wiU) the band of Passive Resistors at the City Police Court. The appli- cation to adjourn the ca.ses for six months, in view of the West Riding judgment, was a piece of impertinence. As tho Mayor very well put it, in the meantime the money has to be found, and if Passive Resieters do not pay, the other ratepayers will have to contribute more than their own s hare. To the selfish, egotistical mind of the Passive Resistor there would be nothing inequitable in all this, so long as his precious pocket remained untouched. rj.r^M5 neg-°tiations between Liverpool and Blfiwnhead for the new water supply to the latter from the Vyrnwy source are not. all plain sailing. The reports of the meetings of the two Corporations in our present issue indicate that there is a possibility of the failure of the negotiations, although that is after all a remote contingency. Still, Chester people, whose interests m the Deo arc threatened bv the Alwcr scheme, will be well advised in closely watching the progress of events. We regret to learn that the Gmsvenor Park band concerts during the season have not io- ceivod tlx; pecuniary support that they do- serve. Judging- by the large audiences they have invariably attracted. one would have thought there would be no reason to complain of tho receipts, especially as the funds re- quired are by no means large. Still, the re- ceipts have not mot the expenditure, a.nd the deficiency- will have to be met by a few inter- ested friends. The public are greatly indebted to Colonel Smith for these popular summer en- tertainments, and we hope that in future the contributions will be more commensurate with the numbers who flock to hear the music. Our correspondent's suggestion of a brass band contest at Chester is worth consideration by those who are doing so much to add to the attractions of the city. ProbaWv an entertain- ment of this kind could be worked in conjunc- tion with a river illumination, which is always a huge suocess on tho Deo. The only obstacle to more frequent water carnivals of this de- scription is the almost prohibitive cost, but we believe if a river illumination were made an annual fixture at Chester, and if late trains were run from Liverpool and Mandiester, it would attract quite an anny of vioitore and help on the good work of advertising the old oity. The "too old at forty" cry was born of modern civilisation, but this week it hae found converts in old-world Neston. The growth of the cost of road maintenance has brought about some drastic reforms by the Urban Oouncil, who, by their resolution on Monday, hope to save 4d. in the £ annually on the rates. The most extraordinary decision is that no man over forty years of age shall be taken into employ- ment on the roads, although the present em- ployee above that age will not be discharged. It is surprising to find that only one member re- fused to support the proposal. The pictures- quely venerable road man is a national institu- tion, and is one of the last remnants of de- pressed agriculture. His work is not arduous, and is done by many hale veterans of seventy as well as any man of thirty-five. The Neston authority have no great opinion of the ambition of their fellow-men, if they think they do not aspire higher than roadmen when so young as forty. The heat wave has at last passed away, and again we can take our normal exereises without experiencing the effects of a Turkish bath. After reading the liarrowing chapter of human sufferings and damage to property occasioned by the sun's tropical power, we must feel thankful that the weather of the past fortnight is rare in England. 'Thursday's rain was especially wel- comed in the country, which has suffered not a little from the prolonged drought. The bril- liant weather, however, has assisted greatly the harvest operations, where the almost unendur- able heat did not compel the perspiring labourers to give up their work. Cheshire seems to have been one of the hottest parts of the country during the last few days. While in some places the thermometer did not exceed 80 degrees, Ccstrians have been sweltering in a temperature as high as 91 in the shade. According to the record made by Mr. Wells, of Eccleeton, this is the highest lo-c-a.1 temperature registered for seventeen years, with one exception in 1893, when the mercury rose to 92 degrees on June 18th. A Chester correspondent, however. informs us that he possesses a record of local temperature extend- ing over 25 years, and he finds that this year's record of 91 has not been equalled during that period. Englishmen are usually too conservative to adapt their attire to the changes of weather. During tho last few days, however, changes of habit and costume havo been more than usually apparent on tho part of those who are not afraid of being unconventional. For instance, a man was seen one day in Eastgatostreet wear- ing a white duck suit; and evidently indifferent to tho attention he attracted, he went smilingly on his way while others perspired. It is for- tunate that in spite of the exceptionally dry summer there has been no curtailment of Chester's water supply. There is an authentic tale, says "M.A.P. about Mr. Gladstone dining at Grillion's, a diniry" club where the rule is, or was, that the chairman should note down what eooh gentle- man had to drink—rat her a trying a.nd tsevoie rule. Mr. Gladstone happened to dino alone t here, and lie conscientiously recorded the fact that lie consumed a bottle of wine. adding as a ruminative comment Milton's great lines: The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. Writing from memory. I think I am right in saying that. the wino consumed by the great statesman was a. bottle of Miimm. Well, an i nq 11 is; i.i ve h istor ian, noting the date and the time of the dinner, has discovered that later in the same evening Mr. Gladstone addressed the House of Commons in favour of local option, and in terms of great eloquence! These are the little touc-h<-s which add interest, to history I am certain that a systematic and comparative study of what members had taken for dinner and what they said in the House afterwards would illumine much that has remained dark and puzzling.
j CHESTER CATHEDRAL. I SERVICE LIST FOR WKEK COMMENCING SEPT. 8. SATURDAY, SKI-TKMBER 6TH.—Horning, 8.0 lioly uoii) miinion. 10.15: Service, Garrett in E anthem, Ir. the beginning" (Thome). Evening, 4.15: Service, Garrett in E flat; anthun, It. came even to pass" (Ouseley). SUXDAT, SRITKMBKR 9TIl (13th Sunday after Trinity).- Morning, 8.0 Holy Communion. 10.30 Senice Siainer in A; anthem, The Lord is great in Zion (Hist); introit, hymn 181, Kyrie and Credo, Stainer in A preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3.30: Servics. Stainer in A anthein, In that day" (Elvej), hymn 230. 6.3-.): Magnificat and Nunc Diniittis to Chants procrs ional hymn, 215; hymns 167, 531, 233 preacher, the lie v. J. B. Sayer, M. Â. MONDAY, SKPTKMBKR LTII.-Mornin, 8.0: Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, Croft in A; anthem, O come everyone" (Mendelssohn). EveninR. 4.15: Service, Elvey in A anthem, "O how amiable" (Faning). TCKSUAY, SEt TKMlnm. 11TH.—Morning, 8.0: Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, Hopkins in F; anthem, "0 praise God" (Weldon). Evening, 4.15 Service. Hopkins in F; anthem, Lift up thine eyes (Goss). WBDSBSDAY, SKI-TEMKHR 12TH.— Morning, i,45: Matins and Holy Communion. 10.15: Litany, hymn 23A Evening, 4.15: Service, Ilitle in G anthem, Praise the Lord" (Clarke). THURSDAY, SKRRF.MHKR.13TH—Morning, 8.0: Holy Com- munion. 10.16 Service, King in F anthem, Rejoice ye with Jerusalem" (Stainer). Evening, 4.15: Service, King in F anthein, "Send out Thy Jig-lit" (Gounod). FRIDAY, SEITEMBRR HTH.—Morning, 7.45 Matins and Holy Communion. 10.15: Litany, hymn JSl Evenmt;. 4.15: Service, Kelway in B minor anthem. Lord for Thy tender mercies (Farrant).
Lord Hugh Grosvenor has arrived in Dublin from London. Mary Lady Tcliemache is staying at her house, 61, Cadogan Gardes, but wiU return next week to Hclmingham Hall, Suffolk. Sir Philip Grey-Egerton wars one of the principal mourners at the funeral of Sir Thomas Boughey, the well-known Shropshire baronet and past M.F.H., on Monday. The Marquis of Anglesey on Wednesday opened a bazaar on board tho Clio Industrial Training Ship, which is moored in the Mena; j Straits off Bangor. Cue stall was devoted to articles made by the boys on board. Mrs. Drew, who has been on a visit to Earl and Countess Bcauchamp at Madresfield Court, left on Thursday for S<jrightori To wars, where she will stay with the Countess Grosvenor for a few days before let-urning to Hawarden. M'ft- Williams Wynn, daughter of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., C.B., attained her 21st birthday on Tuesday, and in celebration of the event merry prals were rung on the bells of the parish churoh in the evening. On the Wynn- say estate the happy event was celebrated in cu-toma-ry birthday manner. Sir Watkin and family are staying at Glanilyn. The Hon. Mrs. Way died in her 9&th year. She was Miss EmmeJine Stanley, the youngest and lasst surviving daughter of tho first Lord Stanley of Alderley, by Lady Maria Joseph a Holroyd, daughter of the first Earl of Sheffield inlis. Way was thus aunt of t-hn present Lord Stanley of Alderlev. She married, in 1844, Mr. Albert Way. F.S.A.. of Wonham Manor, Betc-h- worth, and was left a widow in 1874. The Marquis of Anglesey on Tuesday opened the annual exhibition of the Anglesey branch of the. Welsii Industries Association, at Plas Ncwydd. His lordship spoke highly of the as- sociation, through whorie instrumentoJiay An- glesey handicraft found its way throughout England. To the delight of the assembly Lord Anglesey concluded his speech with some sen- tences in Welsh. Among those present a.t the exhibition were Lady Alexander Paget and Vis- count and Viscountess Ingest re. Major Radcliffe has been appointed chief Conservative agent for North Wales. He is a son-in-law of the Hon. Cecil T. Parker. There is no truth in the report that the Duke of Westminster is expected home from South Africa "in a few days." His Grace is not expected home till Christmas. Lord Pe-nrhyri is to be invited to accept the Mayoralty of JWigor for next year, and a depu- tation of the OAy Council has been appointed to meet his lordship on tlie subject.. In our report of tho Cheshire Agricultural Show last week, the Duke of Westminster's stallion Lymm Champion, which carried off the Shire Horse Society's silver niedal, was errone- ously desoribed as Lyram Lion- The secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a donation of jEl. Is. from the Mold Junction Co- operative Society Ltd., towards the new laundry. A conference of all the rural and urban authorities of Cheshire will be held at Chester on the 13th October to consider the report of the Motor Car Commission, and to make represents, tions thereon to Parliament. Each Council is invited to send two members. Mr. A. W. Corrie's party for the annual driv- ing of the Newtown nioors in North Waies in- cluded Lurd Kenyon, Lord Harlech, Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Sir Alfred Egerton, and Mr. H. D. Barclay. Eight guns killed five hundred and fifty-four and a half brace of grouse on the first day, and next day the same party bagged two hundred and twenty eeren and a half brace. On Saturday afternoon, by the invitation of Lord and Lady Newton, a distinguished party visited Lyme Hall, and took part in a brilliant garden party held there. The weather was delightfully fine, and as the flowers were resplendent in all their summer beauty, and the grounds in the best of order, the attractions pre- sented were of the most charming description. The band of the 4th V.B. Cheshire Regiment performed a programme of music in the grounds. CHILDREN S LEAGUE OF PITY.-Undei the auspices of the Children's League of Pity, a children's meeting will be held thia (Saturday) j afternoon, by kind permission of Mrs. James G. Frost, in the gardens at Boughton Hall. Mrs Schooling wiil epeak on the work of the league. WORKHOUSE ORGANIST.-Mr. W. R. Williams, of Queens-avenue, and organist of St. Martin's Welsh Church, Chester, has been also appointed by the Board of Guardians to the vaoant post of organist at the Chester Union Workllouse Churoh. There were twelve appli- cations for the post. QUEEN-STREET P.S.A.-Bro. Wm. AUIlC\ made his first appearance aa chairman on Sun day, and told how proud he felt to occupy that position. The president, Mr. J. W. Marriott, gave a very instructive address on the subject "'Life's Dimensions." Miss Jenkins rendered in pleasing style the solos "Remember now thy Creator" and "Pilgrim Father." Bros. Fyfc and Tunnioliffo read the lesson and offered prayer respectively. The Rev. D. Wynne Kvan- and Bro. Pearson also took part, Mr. Skeldon being organist. CHESTER JOURNALIST HONOURED.- At the annual conference of the Institute of Journalists in DubLn on Tuesday, Mr. A. H Ward Jones, of Liverpool, and formerly ot Oh ester, was elected a vice president of the In- stitute. Mr. Jones, who is a member of the "Liverpool Courier" staff, was nominated for the vice-presidency by the Liverpool district, of which he has been hoti. treasurer, and is at the present time the rcpiesenlative on the Conn- cil of the Institute in London. Mr. Jon-cs is a past president of the Liverpool Press Club. SUDDEN DEATH.—An inquest was held on Wednesday afternoon concerning the death of Thomas Williams, aged 38, of 5. Cement-place. CJhetrter. Deceased had been sick for a fort- night, but had refused to see a doctor. I-If went about liis work as usual, and was at Tat- tenhall on Tuesday. The same night he com- p'aincd of pains in the back and side, and died suddenly at- nine o'clock on Wednesday mom- ing. He leaves a widow and six children.—Dr. Lees said he saw the deceased after death. The likely cause of death was heart failure caused through chronic diarrhoea, which was accelera- ted by the heat. A CHESTER WEDDING .-There was a large company present at St. John's Church, Chester, on Saturday afternoon, to witness the marriage of Mr. David Maclver, son of Mr. D.vid Maclver, M.P. for the Kirkdale Division of Liverpool, grandson of the late Mr. Charles Macl ver, one of the founders of the Cunard Line' and nephew by marriage of the Dean of Norwich (the Very Rev. Dr. Lefroy), to Una Marjorie. daughter of the late Mr. Peter William Willans and Mrs. George Anderson, of Fern I-Lock Queen's Park, Chester. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mrs. Anderson welcomed the wedding party at Fern Rock, where the reception was held prior to the departure of Mr. and Mrs. David iuaclver. jVLessrs. jjunaiKio «. -v.- reception, and supplied the handsome bridecake. CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY.-The fol- lowing is the return of the issue of books for the week ending depart- ment Religion and philosophy, 4 sociology, 0 arts, sciences, and natural history, 33; history, biography, geography and travels, 2;); poetry and the drama, 4; prose fiction, 500; language and miscellaneous literature, 19; juvenile literature, 97; total, 680. Reference department: Religion and philosophy, 0 sociology, 0; arts, sciences, and natural history, 14 history, biography geography and travels, ;iG poetry and the drama, 1 encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc., 218 language and miscellaneous literature, H total, 278; combined total, 9G4; daily average lending department), 137; daily average (reference department), 40 combined daily average, 183. HOOLE SCHOOLBOYS DEATH.—The funeral took p'ace on Tuesday of Percy Simp- son. aged fourteen, the only &on of Mr. Sarnl. S'mpson, Vica-iage-road. Hooie, who died sud- denly on Sunday. On the previous Tuesday cle- ceased was takem home from All Saints' School through illness, and on Thursday night he was operated upon for appendicitis at the Infirmary. He was a choir boy at AU Saints' Church, and a mombor of the Sunday t-cbooi. The service which was fully ohoral, was conducted by the the Vicar (tho Rev. F. Andeison) and the Rev. H. Nevil-t (cur-ate). Decea-sed's favourite hymn. "Thy wiii be done," was sung, and the organist (Mr. Gerrard) played tho Dead March in "Saul. Tho interment took p'ace at the Cemetery. There were many beautiful wreaths from the relatives, and from the choir, the morning Sun- day school, the afternoon Sunday school, and the day school A KIND MOTOIUST-On Wednesday morn ing, during a disturbance outside the Cheshire Sheaf public-house. Bought on, Chester, the plate-glass window of the house was smashed. Tlie police were called, and found a big, wcil- The po ic<- were ca U e d an d foun d a. bis:, wo U buiit man described as a labourer, in danger of bleeding to death. A gash in one fore-arm had severed the muscle and cut an artery, and there was also a dreadful wound in the other arm. While the constables were rendering first aid to stop the bleeding, a genMeman passing in his motor-car stopped and offeied to drive the man to the hospital. His kindness was gratefully acccptcd. The patient, who was uncon- soious from loss of blood, was p'aced in the car and driven off in charge of a po'.iccni-an to the Chester Infirmary. The man has since been identified as James Galloway, an Irishman em. ployed on the tramways extension. Jolin 11-il liams, a fellow-labourer, who was said to have been in Galloway's company, was charged at the City Pohc« Court on Thms<iay with being drunk and disorderly. P.O. Price said prisoner and Galloway were turned out of the Cheshire Sheaf, and the latter broke the window.—A fine of 10s and costs was inf,i.-t(-d. DEATH OF MRS. WYNNE YORKE-The death took place, on Sunday of Mrs. Lucy Penelope IVyiiiie YTorke. at her residence, Plas- yn-C<xn&! Abergele Deceased was ihe daugh- ter of the late Sir Trevor Wheler, Bart.. and was married in 1854 to the late Mr. Peiree Wynne Yorke, of Dyffryn Aled. Abergele, who was a High Sheriff of Denbighshire, and who died in 1891 Mrs. Yorke was a frequent visi- tor to Chester, and had many friends here. The funeral took place at. the Chester Cemetery on Thursday, tho remnins being intCTrrd in the familv vault. The bndy was brought from Dcn- bigh by the 11.30 train Tlie officiating clergy- men were the Hey. Brrwnlow Yorke-Lodge (nephew) and the Rev. Daniel Morgan, of Liaii- trisant Reotorv, Angle-sea. Hie chief mourners wore Mr. Buikeiey Yorke-Lodge (nephew). Mr. Peiree Yosk-Lodge (nephew), the Rev. and Mrs. Brownlow Yo:ke-L<odgo, Master Bryant Brown- low Yorke-Lodge (giand-nephew). Col. Wheler, of Brighton (cousin). Mr Howatson (agent for the estate). Miss Nicholls, Mr. Foulkcs (Eriviat Hall, Denbigh), Mr. J. E. OidfWld (Ffarm, Abergele), and about fifty of the tenantry. I hero was a large number of sympathising friends at the Cemetery, including Mrs. Philip Humber- ston and Miss Jocelyn Ffoulkes. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:- "Ann a.nd Buikeiey." "Brownlow and Minnie," Mr and Mrs. Phiiip Yorke (Erddig), "Cousin Maria." "Buikeiey Hughes," "Buikeiey, Annie, Tooh," Mr. and Mrs. Howatson, tho Misses Lewis, and Mr. Foulkes (Eriviat Hall, Den- bigh). The funeral arrangements wore carried out by Messrs. J. Beckett and Co., Chester*
CHESTER WOMEN ATTACKED. I BRUTAL CONDUCT. I RUFFIAN IMPRISONED. A man named Richard Blake was sent to gaol for two months by the Chester magistrates on Thursday for brutal assaults on women. On the bench were the Mayor and Mr. B. C. Roberts- Prisoner, who was young, was clean-shaven and wore a neat navy-blue suit. He is said to belong to Chester, although he does not live here. 10 the dock he was sullen in his answers. He WM charged with being drunk and disorderly in Crane-street on Wednesday; also with assaulting Mary Ann Jones, 85, Francis-street, on December 9th, 1900; and with assaulting Ellen Willuun- Crane-street, on Wednesday. In answer to At first charge, prisoner said he did not remember He protested that the second offence was seve. years ago. He pleaded not guilty to the third* The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. G. Davison) said prisoner did not appear to answer the summons in 1900 and a warrant was issued. P.C. M'Loughlin proved the charge of drunken* nesa. Mary Ann Jones said that in .December, 1900i prisoner was staying at her house. He camc in on the 9th and asked for his "references." She said they were behind a picture and went upstairs to get them. He followed her, seized her from behind, pulled her downstairs, dragged h, I violently about the kitchen and generally ill-used her. Her daughter ran out and brought her husband home. Prisoner then ran away. The Magistrates' Clerk Have you any questions? Prisoner: They all gave me a good hiding about six years ago. (Laughter.) Ellen Williams, 17, Crane-street, a respectable, middle-aged woman, gave her evidence with con. siderable distress. She said prisoner came to her shop about 2.30 on Wednesday, and claimed acquaintance with her, saying that he knew her 20 years ago. She had never seen him before- She wanted to go out and asked him to leave so that she could shut the shop. He then attacked her, pushed her down and seized her throat. He threatened to kill her if she screamed, and held her until she was black in the face. He put hi-I knees on her chest and almost crushed the life OUt of her. She succeeded in kicking the fender and so attracting attention. The neighbours came and prisoner ran away. Witness had a bruise on her throat, and she shewed the Bench another large bruise on her right arm. The Chief Constable said prisoner had previously been convicted at Liverpool Assizes and sentenced to two years imprisonment for a serious assault on his step-daughter. He bad also been convicted for assaults on women before. The case at Liverpool occurred after the assault on Alary Ann Jones in 1900. The decision of the magistrates was one month's imprisonment for being drunk and disorderly one month for the assault in 1900; and two months for the assault on Wednesday the sentences to run concurrently.
A FATAL RIDE. 4 CHESTER BOY'S TRAGIC DEATH. The circumstances of a ead fatality were ire quired into by the Chester Coroner (Air. E. Braesey), at a.n inquest held at the Black Lion Hotel, Boughton, en Thursday morning. Tha deceased was Leonard Robert Cooke, the tweJv year old son of a commercial traveller living att 37, Lord-street, Qii-eeter. Mr. Gardner, solici- tor (of the firm of Messrs. Potts, Pottle afid Gardner) represented Mtssrs. Frosts, while Mr. J. M. Frost was also present. The Coroner cx- plained that the deceased was riding on that i-onnee,ting-rod of an ongine and its w-^gon be. loneringr to Messrs. Frosts and Sons. James Wm. Cooke, latnor ot the deoeascd gave evidence of identification, and said he did not attribute axiy negligence to anybody, but in the interests of public safety he thought that a man ought to be in charge of the wagxm dra.wn by the engine, as it was not sufficiently guarded.—Questioned by Mr. Gardner, witness said he would take it on Mr. Gardner's worci that the provisions of the Motor-Car Act had' been oomplied with., though lie did not think from a point of public safety that the Act went quite far criotig-h. Mrs. L. Lee, of 3, Herbert's-oourt, Crook- street, said she was walking along the ClrnisUd- ton-road at the, time of the accident, a.ud noticed the deceased fall. He was crushed by the wheels of the wagon. Thomas Richards, an elderly man, living in Saitney. said he was an eye-witnosB of the acci- dent, which he doscribed as happening in a moment. He was walking along the footpath on the same side as the traction engine, ajtd when the lurry was passing 'he noticed the do- ceased eitting on the connecting-rod between the lurry and the engine. The lad appeared to be in difficulties as soon as w-itness observed him. He seemed to lose his balance and fall right under the wheel of the wagon, which waa heavily laden. The driver and the man in charge did not know anything of the Occur. renco until their attention was drawn bv passers- by. The wheel of the wagon passed right up the lad's body and over the head. The M<)!<)r was travelling, iu witness's opinion, at three miles an hour. Thomas Evans, the driver of the engine, id he stood side by side with the steercr, Arthur Loe. The wagon was loaded with bra.n at -Ile time. The Coroner If you had looked bohind oouid you have seen the boy?—No; the sides of the motor would have prevented us. Anyone could get on the conneeting-rod with- out you seeing them?—Yes. Continuing, wit- ness said he had stopped the engine several times bctwe-en Hoole-lario and Sandy-!ane. The first be knew of the oecurrenoe was when he was shouted to to stop, which he immediately did. The Coroner: There was ample opportunity for the boy to climb on to the rod when you were standing still ;YC3. Witness added that his pace was about 2 to 2 miles per hour. Dr. Welch spoke to being called to see the lad after the accident. He was not dead, but died a few minutes afterwards Death was due to a good many injuries, tho chid one being the fraoture of the base of the skuiL The Coroner, in summing up, saivl there apo pearoo to be no blame attachable to anvono. It was j very sad accident. Parliament did not diroc-t that the precaution which the lad's father suggested should be carried out, becauso regulations coilld not be made to stop t-ho moat careless from being injured. As long as a man complied with the regulations he could not be blamed for what occurred. Mr. Frost said Evans had been driving tho engine on and off since they had had it. A brother of the deceased said he knew the lad ought not to have been where he was; but if there had been a man on the wagon the ac- cident would not have happened. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," attaching no blame to anyone. They expressed their sympathy with the bereaved family. Mr. Gardner, on behalf of the men who were in charge of the engine. and of the owners, said he had to express their sincere regret at that lamentable accident, and offer their deepest sympathy with the family.
ELLESMERE PORT. (See also nase 11.) RECHABITI,gM.-At the haJf-yecirlv moofw ing of the Chester District of the Independent Order of Reehabites, held at Chester on Mon- day. Brn. Thomas H Whitby, secretary of Eng- land's Hope Tent, Eilosmo;e Port, was ap- pointed a delegate to attend the High Moveable Confereuc-c of the Order, to be held at New- castle-on-Tyne in August next. The district covers a large area, ranging from Holywell on the North Wales coast, inland on to Llan- gollen, Crewe, Chester, and most of the Wirral Peninsula, and comprises 21 tents, with a mem- bership of somo 2.500 Bro. Whitby will have as his colleagues Bro. James Clarke, P.D.C.R., of Flint, and Bro. John Dutton, D.C.R., of W rexhaia.