AUCTION DIARY. Was by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK. ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. Jan. 19-At the Grosvenor Hotel-Freehold House and Land at Tarvin-road Jan. 19-At the Grosvenor Hotel-Engineering Works at Bagillt Feb.—At the Auction Mart, Foregste-street- Household Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS. Jan. 15 -At the Chester Smithfield-Fat and Store Cattle Jan. 16 At the Smithfield, Hooton Store CAttle Jan. 23-At Tattenball-road Auction Mart-Fat Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Jan. 24-At Thingwall Farm, Woodchurch- Farming Stock — Jan. 28 -At Alvanley Hall, Frodsham-Fsrming Stock, &c. By MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE. Jan 14-At the Mart, Flint-Cattle Jan. 15—At Ermine Cattle Mart-Stock Jan. 25-At the Poplars, Chorlton, near Chester- Household Furniture and Farming Stock Jan. 26—At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Freehold Dwelling-house in Halkyn-road Jan. 26-At the Blossoms Hotel—Villa Residence at Tarvin-road By MR. J. P. CARTER. Jan. 16-At Hooton Smithfield-Stock By MESSRS. ASTON & SON. Jan. 15—At the City Auction Rooms—Furniture Jan. 16-At No. 1, Volunteer-street, Chester- Household Furniture By MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS. Jan. 22, 23 & 24-At the North Wales Repository, W rexham- Horses SALES BY AUCTION. TARVIN ROAD, CHESTER. Sale of a very Desirable Dwelling-house and Garden, situate in Chemistry-lane, off Tarvin- road. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, January 19th, 1901, at 3 o'clock p.m. punctually, subject to conditions- The very Desirable Detached Freehold DWELL- ING-HuUSE, kaown as Lygnum Cottage," with gmsdl lawn and large kitchen garden, greenhouse, tool and poultry houses, with runs workshop, &c., oontaiaing in the whole 1,600 square yards or thereabouts. The house may be viewed any day between 12 and 4 o'clock. The property affords a site for the erection of one or more additional houses, and is well worthy of the attention of parties desiring a quiet and pleasant residence, or of builders. N .B,-Any further information may be had from the Auctioneers, Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS and RICHARDSON or Messrs. F. E. ROBERTS & Co., sioiicitors, all of Chester. By Order of the Mortgagee. Important Sale of Valuable Freehold Property, known as The Bagillt Engineering Works, together with the Dwelling-House, Cottage, Garden, Stabling and other Outbuildings, and Two Pieces of Valuable Land, situate at BAGILLT, FLINTSHIRE. MESSES. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. have ?w? received instructions to SELL BY AUC- TION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, January 19th, 1901, at Three o'clock p.m. punctually, in One Lot and subject to conditions to be then produeed- The Valuable Freehold PROPERTY, known as THE BAGILLT ENGINEERING WORKS, also the Dwelling-House, Cottage, Garden, Stabling, Shippons and other Outbuildings, and Two Pieces of Valuable Land, situate between the River Dee and the London and North-Western Railway, the whole comprising an area of 5a. Ir. Jlp. or thereabouts. The Property is advantageously situated for carriage of goods by road, rail and water. It adjoins the Chester and Holyhead road and the London and North-Western Railway, from which there is a sidinx into the works, which are also within easy reach of quays on the river Dee estuary. The Premises are well adapted for any manu- facturing business requiring extensive works and good traffic facilities. N.B.—The whole of the valuable fixed Plant and Machinery may (if desired) be taken by the pur- chaser at a valuation, the amount of which will be named at the auction. Particulars with plan and inventory of the fixed Plant and Machinery, with orders' to view, m be obtained from Messrs. SAXTON & Sow, Solicitors, 11, Queen Victoria-street, London, E.C., S. HAELET KOUGH, Esq., Solicitor, Shrewsbury; or the Auctioneers, Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK; ROBERTS & RICHARDSON, Chester. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURT >N, ELPHICK & CO. l?JL will hold their NEXT SALE of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS early in February, 1901 PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will SELL BY AUCTION at the MART, FLINT, on MONDAY NEXT, 450 Head of Fat and Store STOCK. Sale at One o'clock. On TUESDAY NEXT, Jan. 15th, 1900. ERMINE CATTLE MART. CHESTER. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will SELL J_ BY AUCTION- 750 Head of STOCK. Grand Young COW, close on calving. 10 Sacks of CARROTS. On FRIDAY. January 25th, 1901. Sale of five Cows, Horse, Poultry, Implements, Hay. Manure, Dairy Vessels, and portion of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, at the POPLARS, CHORLTON, 4i miles from Chester. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received JL instructions from Mr. Leigh (who has sold the farm) to SELL BY AUCTION the whole of his Live and Dead FARMING STOCK, &c. Sale to commence at 1.30 o'clock prompt. TARVIN ROAD, CHESTER. Sale of a Desirable Freehold VILLA RESIDENCE and large ORCHARD adjoining. MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE .l?JL have received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the BIpssoms Hotel. Chester, on SATURDAY, the 26th day of January, 1901, at 3 p.m.. subject to conditions to be then and there produced— All that Freehold MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSK", with excellent Kitchen Garden and Orchard adjoining, known as Spring Bank," Tarvin-road, near the City of Chester, in the occupation of Mrs. Elizabeth Bellamy. The House is a recently built semi-detached villa residence, and comprises parlour, kitchen, back kitchen (with boiler), pantry, tiled hall,' and three good bedrooms. The exterior accommodation comprises double coal-house, small summer house, three fowl houses and two fowl runs protected with wire netting. The kitchen garden is in good condition, and the orchard is well stocked with about 65 valuable fruit trees. I There is a good supply of water. The property is delightfully situated in an open district, and at same time within easy walk of the I city. Vacant possession can be given on completion. For further particulars apply to the Auc- TTONESRS, St. Werburgh-street; or to E. BRASSEY, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. ON Saturday, January 26th, 1901. HALKYN ROAD, NEWTON-BY-CHESTER. Saleiof a desirable Freehold Dwelling-house and Ap purte nances. MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE 1?'i '.?1 SELL BY AUCTION, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, January 26th, 1901, at Three o'clock p.m. punctually,- All that very Desirable Freehold DWELLING. HOUSE, situate and being No. ^5a, Halkyn-road, Newton-by-Chester, now in the Occupation of Mr. Shaw as yearly tenant thereof. The house contains two entertaining rooms, two kitchens, five bedrooms, bathroom, and w.c., yard, &c. Further particulars may be obtained from the AUCTIONEERS, at their Office, St. Werburgh- street: or ,street. MR. ARTHUR E. CALDECUTT, Solicitor, 17, Newgate-street, Chester. TUESDAY NEXT, Jau. 15th, 1901. CITY AUCTION ROOMS, MESSRS. ASTON & SON will SELL BY AUCTION in the above rooms, a large quantity of FURNITURE and other useful Articles, comprising :-Large mahogany toilet glass, quite in saddlebags, washstand with marble slab, devan easy chair, easy chair in leather, kitchen dresser, walnut overmantel, satin walnut bedroom suite (new), brass and iron bedsteads, spring mattress, straw palliasses, feather and wool beds, chests of drawers, kitchen and leaf tables, pictures, lamps, china, cutlery, few corrugated iron sheets, parts of harness, fenders and fire-irons, remnants of linoleums, Ac., together with a collection of ornaments. Sale to commence 1.30 prompt. Auctioneers' omce 14, Watergate-street. Telephone No. 59. Sale of Antique Furniture, Old China and Books, at No. 1, VOLUNTEER-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. ASTON & SON have been instructed J3LN- to SELL BY AUCTION, without reserve, on the premises as above, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, January 16th, 1901, the whole of the HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS, compris- ing:-Two large oak chests, mahogany inlaid toilet glass, very fine mahogany bureau, pianoforte, oak chair commode, grandfather's clock, couch in leather, three pairs of bedroom tables, three sets of toilet >vare, full-size bedsteads, three toilet ¡ glasses, mahogany dining table, couch in hair seating, care-seated chairs, arm chairs, rocking chair, Windsor chairs, excellent mangle, four I occasional tables, large old oil painting, oleographs, hall lamp, carpets, druggetting, old china and books, plate rack, clothes horse, fenders, fire- irons, set of trays, iron stool, together with the usual k tahen and scullery effects. Sale at 11 o'clock. Auctioneers' Offices Watergate-street, Chester, and Rodent-street, Wrexham. Te'ephone: Chester, No. 59. Wrexham, No. 0190. SALES BY AUCTION. On TUESDAY NEXT, at Eleven o'clock, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES. Entries are respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY NEXT, at One o'clock. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold im their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES at HOOTON SMITHFIELD, entries for which are respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY, January 23rd, at TATTEN- HALL ROAD AUCTION MART. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold a SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP. PIGS, and CALVES. Entries respectfully solicited. Sale to commence at Oue o clock prompt. On THURSDAY, January 24th. 1901. Important Sale of the Farming Stock and Effects at THINGWALL FARM, WOODCHURCH, close to Storeton Station. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are favoured with instructions from Mr. J. P. Briscoe (who is leaving the farm) to SELL BY AUCTION his HORSES, CATTLE, IMPLEMENTS, CARTS, Gears. Mangolds, Turnips, Seed Oats, and Dairy Utensils and Effects. SALE at ALVANLEY HALL, on MONDAY, January 28th. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, Auctioneers. On WEDNESDAY NEXT, at One o'clock. MR. J. P. CARTER'S HOOTON STOCK SALE. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction offices 2, Newgate-street, Chester. Great OPENING SALES of the Twentieth Century in the NORTH WALES REPOSITORY, WREXHAM. The Largest Horse Sales in the World 45 GUINEAS IN PRIZES. FRANK LLOYD & SONS invite entries for :— _E TUESDAY, Jan. 22nd, HUNTERS and HARNESS HORSES. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23rd, Small HORSES, COBS and PONIES. THURSDAY, Jan. 24th, HEAVY, LURRY and YOUNG HORSES. Entries finally close MONDAY, Jan. 14th. Q AST ON & SON, 8 CITY AUCTION ROOMS, 14, WATERGATE STREET, CHESTER. | These Rooma are always open to receive FURNITURE and other GOODS for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION. Terms moderate. Prompt settlement. Sales conducted in town or country. S. ASTON & SON, Auctioneers, &c.. Regent-street, Wrexham; Watergate-street, Cheater. SALE FIXTURE. Tues., Jan. 15. Furniture, Ac.. Entries invited PUBLIC NOTICES. YOUNG MEN, between 20 and 35 1 years of age. wishing to become MEMBERS of the SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY can obtain all information by applying at the YEOMANRY OFFICE, uld Bank Buildings, Eastgate, Chester. WILL the Lady who took by mistake for her own, a Fur-lined Thibet-trimmed CLOAK, from Hoole Bank, on Dec. 17th, on the occasion of Mrs. Haves' At Home," return the same to Mrs. POTTS, 12, Nicholas-street, Chester. Mrs. Potts' name is on the collar. 8589 MRS. HOOLEY, of 28, Bridge-street, H i desires to THANK her many kind friends for their numerous expressions of sympathy with her in her recent sad bereavement. January 11th, 1901. 8630 MRS. TINKLER & Family desire to ULL return bast and heartfelt THANKS to their many friends, for the numerous and kind expressions of sympathy they have received (especially from the Sergeants and Mess of the Earl of Chester Rifle Volunteers) in their recent sad bereavement, in the loss of their dear husband and father, the late Band-Sergeant John Thelwell Tinkler. 12, Henshall-street. 8610 CHESTER GENERAL INFIRMARY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Governors will be held in the TOWN HALL (by kind per- mission of the Mayor), on TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 1901, at Twelve o'clock noon. AGENDA. 1.—To receive the Statement of the Annual Accounts for 1900, the Auditors' Report thereon, and the Report of the Board of Management; 2.—To elect a President for the year; 3.-To elect three Honorary Auditors; 4.—To elect one Trustee; 5.—To elect Governors on the Board of Manage- ment The one-third in number of the Members who retire according to Rule 32 are :— County Gov"nors-Hon. Cecil T. Parker, Mr. Charles Threlfall, and Mr. R. O. Orton. City Gove-nors-Mai or- General Adair, Mr. J. R. Thomson. Mr. W. F. J. Shepheard, and Mr. Edward H. Thomas, who are eligible for re-election. Vacancies have also arisen through the resigna- tion of Mr. Henry R. Bowers, and the deaths of Mr. Charles Brown and Mr. Leonard Gilbert. The name of any Governor not already a Member of the Board proposed to be nominated under Rule 32, must be sent in writing to the Secretary seven clear days before the day of election. By Order of the Board of Management, F. J. WAKMSLEY, Secretary. Board Room, 12th January, 1901. THE CHESTER UNITED GAS COMPANY "VT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 65th JL? Ordinary General Meeting of the Chester United Gas Company will be held at the Company's Offices, Cuppin-street, Chester, on THURSDAY, the Seventh day of February, 1901, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for the transaction of the general business of the Company. Notice is Hereby Further Given that the Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 25th day of January instant until the 7th day of February next, both dates inclusive. And Notice is Hereby also Given that a Special General Meeting of the said Company will in accordance with the Standing Orders of Parlia- ment be held at the same place on the same day at 11.30 of the clock in the forenoon or so soon there- after as the business of the Ordinary Meeting of the Company to be previously held on that day shall have been concluded, for the purpose of con- sidering and if so determined of approving of the undermentioned Bill deposited in Parliament, namely :— A Bill for conferring further powers upon the Chester United Gas Company." Dated this third day of January, One Thousand Nine Hundred and One. JOHN GAMON, Chairman. JAMES PYE, Secretary. CHESTER MUNICIPAL CHARITIES. YALENTINE BROUGHTON'S, VERNON'S, LEWIS'S, AND OTHER CHARITIES. The Trustees are prepared to receive applici- tions for the above Charities from poor deserving and necessitous persons resident in the City of Chester. A preference will be given to Freemen of the City of Chester and members of one of the Companies of that city, Freemen of the City of Chester, Wives of Freemen, Widows of Freemen, or Sons or Daughters of Freemen. All applications must be made in writing on the prescribed Form, which may be had on application to the Clerk to the Trustees, at his Uffice, 45, Northgate-street, Chester. All Forms of Application, duly filled up and signed, must be returned to the Clerk, at his Office, on or before the 24th January instant, other- wise the application will not be entertained. N.B.—Canvassing by or on behalf of the Applicants render them liable to disqualiifcation. HENRY THOS. BROWN, Clerk. Chester, January, 1901. THE CHESTER MUNICIPAL CHARITIES. QWEN JONESES CHARITY The Trustees are prepared to receive Applica- tions for Pensions under the above Charity. All applicitions must be made in writing on the prescribed Form, which may be had on application to the Clerk to the Trustees, at his Office, 45, Northgate-street, Chester. The applications, duly filled up and signed, must be returned to the Clerk, at his Office, on or before the 24th instant. Any applications sent in after that date cannot be entertained. Extracts from the Scheme regulating the administration of the Charity, specifying the qualifications which entitle Applicants to the benefit of the Charity, are appended. HENRY THOMAS BROWN, Clerk. 45, Northgate-street, Chester, 12th January, 1901. CLAU-E 81.-The income of the Charity shall be applied as hereinafter provided, for the benefit in the first place of deserving and necessitous poor persons who are or have been bond-fide resident in the City of Chester, and who are Freemen of that City and Members of one of the Companies of that City, and subject to this preference the income of this Charity shall be applied in like manner for the benefit of any deserving and necessitous persons bond-fide resident in the City of Chester. CLAUSE 83,-The Trustees shall, out of the income of the Charity, appropriate an annual sum not exceeding JE500 in the payment of stipends to Pensioners, who shall be poor men of good character not in receipt of Poor Law relief, and who, from age, ill-health, accident, or infirmity, shall be unable to maintain them- selves by their own exertions, with a prefer- ence for those persons who shall have been reduced by misfortune from better circum- stances. PUBLIC NOTICES. THE BEER QUESTION. A PUBLIC? MEETING, ￼ ?- Open to all ciMaes of the community, will be held under the auspices,of the Chester Farmers' Club, in the ASSEMBLY ROOM, TOWN HALL, CHESTER (By kind permission of the Right Worshipful the Mayor), ON TUESDAY EVENING NEXT, JAN. 15, 1901, AT 7.30 P.M., To pass Resolutions to encourage the production T o of Pure Beer, and to strengthen the hands of the Central and Associated Chambers of Agri- culture. This being a subject of vital importance, all are invited to attend. By order, ARTHUR P. SMITH, Secretary. Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. CITY & COUNTY BOROUGH OF CHESTER. CHESTER CORPORATION TRAM- WAYS BILL. I, HENRY THOMAS BROWN, Mayor of the City of Chester, and Summoning and Returning Officer under the provisions of The Public Health Act, 1875," DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the number of Votes given at the POLL of Owners and Ratepayers of the said City taken to decide for or against the adoption of the Resolution hereafter set forth, pursuant to the demand made at the Meeting of Owners and Ratepayers of the said City, held on the Fourth day of December, 1900,1 that such question be decided by a Poll of Owners and Ratepayers, is as follows, viz. Number of Votes given for adoption of the said Resolution 4484 Number of Votes given against adoption of the said Resolution 2627 Majority of Votes given for adoption of the said Resolution 1857 AND I FURTHER CERTIFY and declare that the said Resolution is ADOPTED and PASSED and I therefore hereby publish a Copy thereof as follows, viz.:— RESOL VKD- That this Meeting do approve of and consent "to the promotion by the Council of the 11 City of Chester, in the next Session of Parliament, of a Bill to confer powers on the Corporation of Chester to reconstruct the existing Tramways in the City of Chester, to construct additional Tramways in and adjacent to the City, to work Tram- ways, and for other purposes; and that the expense in relation to the promotion of such Bill be charged on the Borough Fund." Dated this Eighth day of January, 1901. HENRY THOS. BROWN, Mayor, and Summoning and Returning Officer. CITY A COUNTY BOROUGH OF CHESTER. CHESTER CORPORATION TRAM- WAYS BILL. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of The Borough Funds Act, 1872" (35th and 36th Victoria, cap. 91), a SPECIAL MEETING of the COUNUIL of the City and County Borough of Chester, being the Governing Body of the said City and County Borough, will be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBER, within the TOWN HALL, Northgate-street, Chester, on WEDNESDAY, THE 16TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1901, at Half-past Two o'clock in the afternoon, being not less than 14 days after the deposit of the above Bill in Parliament- To consider and determine on the propriety of the promotion by the Council in Parliament in the ensuing Session of the above Bill, entituled A Bill to confer powers on the Corporation of Chester to reconstruct the existing Tramways in the City of Chester; to construct additional Tramways in and adjacent to the City to work "Tramways; and for other purposes"; and the propriety of confirming the resolution passed at a meeting of the said l'own Council, held on the 28th day of November, 1900, determining that applica- tion be made to Parliament for a Bill for the purposes aforesaid, and that the expenses in re- lation to the promotion thereof, be charged on the Borough Fund. Dated this 1st day of January, 1901. SAML. SMITH, Town Clerk. GUILD OF WORK disposing of Gexceptionally good PLAIN and FANCY WORK, and Handicrafts of every description, the work of poor and invalid gentlewomen, solicits the kind patronage of the Ladies of Chester and neigh- bourhood. Orders taken; Bazaars supplied; Work sent on approval; Ladies own work finished. Strictly moderate prices. Work on view at present at 66, Westminster-road, Hoole, Chester. 8416 ORTH & SOUTH WALES BANK, LIMITED. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOURTH DIVIDEND. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Dividend of Ten Shillings per Share for the Half-year ended 31st ultimo, on the Capital of the Company, and a Bonus of Eight Shillings per Share (making a total distribution for the year of 16 per cent.) will be paid to the proprietors on and after the 18th instant at the Head Office and the various branches, and at the London and Westminster Bank. Loth- bury, London. The Income Tax will, as usual, be paid by the Bank. The TRANSFER BOOKS will be CLOSED from this date to the 18th instant, inclusive. By order of the Directors, T. ROWLAND HUGHES, General Manager. Liverpool, 4th January, 1901. Re MRS. ELIZA ANN FLETCHER, DECEASED. ALL Persons having any CLAIMS acainst the AEstate of Mrs. EnzA ANN FLETCHER, late of Upton View, Hoole-road, Chester, in the County of Chester, and of Stone, in the County of Stafford, deceased, the wife of James Frearson Fletcher, Gentleman, are requested to send at once full particulars thereof to me. Dated this 10th day of January, 1901. CHARLES R. BIRCH, Stone, Staffordshire, Solicitor for the Executors. FOUND. FOUND, in Peckforton, a Lemon and White JC TERRIER PUPPY.—Apply to J. CLARKE, Peckforton, Tarporley. NOTICE. ARSENIC IN BEER. THE ALBION BREWERY (JO., LIMITED, WIGAN, Have received the following Report and Certificate from the Public Analyst of the Boroughs of Wigan and Southport, whom they instructed to visit their Brewery to take samples of all Ales, Stouts aud Brewing Materials. "I visited the Brewery of the Albion Brewery Company on November 27th, and took myself samples of Beer and Stout from stock in the cellars and from the brews in process of manu- facture, also ingredients used in the same. I Hereby Certify that all the samples were FREE FROM ARSENIC OR ANY OTHER DELE- TERIOUS MINERAL INGREDIENT. WM. JAS. ORSMAN, Public Analyst for Wigan and Southport. Gathurst, December 6th, 1900." EADE'S PILLS. EADE'S PILLS. AU who suffer from Gout JL er Rheumatism should E ADE78 PILLS, immediately have recourse U J. to EADE'S PILLS. Hun. 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The next spring I had another attack, and was persuaded by a friend to try your Pills. I did so, and am quite sure they prevented my being laid up again. I WOULD MOT BE WITH- OUT THEM IF THEY COST ONE POUND A BOTTLE. You are quite at liberty to make what use you like of this, and I shall be pleased to answer any poor sufferer who cares to write me (enclosing stamped address). Wishing you every success, yours truly, ALBBRT MOUSTAIV. EADE'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS Are Sold by all Chemists, in Bottles, ls, lid. and 2s. 9d.; or sent post free for Postal Order by the Proprietor GEORGE EADE, 232, GOSWELL-ROAD, E.C. Ask for and be sure you obtain BADE'S GOUT ANY RHEUMATIC PILLS. EADE'S PILLS. EDUCATIONAL. I THE KING'S SCHOOL, CHESTER. HEAD MASTER: REV. J. T. DAVIES, M.A. NEXT TERM begins on WEDNESDAY, January 16th, 1901, at 9 a.m. Candidates for entrance to attend at 11 o'clock. For prospectus and further particulars apply to the Clerk, Mr. F. B. MASON, 7, St. Werburgh- street, Chester. Boarders taken by the Rev. J. R. FULLER. The Head Master will attend at the School on TUESDAY, January 15th, 1901, from 11 to 12 o'clock, to interview parents. THE COLLEGE SCHOOL, CHESTER. NEW AND HANDSOME BUILDINGS. A HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL UNDER GOVERNMENT INSPECTION. HEAD MASTER: MR. A. E. LOVELL, M.A.. Lond., Master of Method and Lecturer on Education in the Training College. CERTIFICATED ASSISTANTS MR. J. B. HALL, Art Teacher's Certificates, S. Kensington; MR. 1. RA1LTON, from the Central Higher Grade School, Leeds; MR. R. ESPLIN. TERM BEGAN 7TH JANUARY. Boys admitted at any time. Fee 6d. week. Parents and others interested in education who would like to see the boys at work in the New School will be cordially welcomed by Mr. Lovell during the month of January. WIRRAL HOUSE SCHOOL, TV CHESTER. TERM BEGINS January 15th. SCHOOL OF COMMERCE, 32, DUKE-ST., & CITY WALLS (Opposite Floating Bath). A Technical School for Business Training; boys, girls, adults, trained in shortest possible time, at least expense appointments fonnd. The Junior School, open to Boys of all ages as day pupils and boarders. Sound Commercial Education, including Languages, Rapid Business Writing, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Type Writing, &c. Special preparations for all preliminary examinations—Legal, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Chartered Accountant, and Dental. Hundreds of successful candidates. Adults taught in the day or evening. No classes. Ladies or gentlemen can have a private room, enter or leave the premises without seeing or being seen by other pupils. Full prospectus, containing outline of course of study, forwarded free to any address. TERM commences MONDAY, January 14th. LOUIS HYDE, Direstor. RMY, NAVY, UNIVERSITIES, AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS. GODFREY E. POGGI Prepares Six Candidates individually, for the above Examinations, at HATTON LODGE, CHESTER, (station, Waverton); 12 years' successful experience. HIGHEST REFERENCES. FRENCH CONVERSATIONAL JL? CLASSES are conducted by PROFESSOR MEUNIER (Officier d'Academie); French Master at Arnold House School; author of Colloquial French," in the KING'S SCHOOL, CHESTER, every WEDNESDAY EVENING. Elementary Class, 6-45; Intermediate, 7-45; Advanced, 8-45. FEE 21/- per term of three months. Pupils may attend the three classes for the above fee. TERM began January 9th. Prospectus from Mr. RUBY, the King's School. N.B.—Two PRIVATE CLASSES for LADIES are held at Mrs. BIBBY'S, Main-street, Frodsham, every WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Beginners, 2-30; Advanced, 3-30. FEE 31/6 per term of three months. A WARDEN COUNTY SCHOOL. NEXT TERM BEGINS TUESDAY, JAN. 15TH. New Pupils entered at the School on January 14th, between 9 and 10 a.m. Prospectus and full particulars on application to ARTHUR LYON, M.A., Headmaster or to FRED GREEN, Clerk to School Governors. ELLESMERE COLLEGE, Shropshire. Trustees: THE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY, K.G., SIR OFFLKY WAKEMAN, BART., H. MARTIN GIBBS, ESQ. A Church of England Public School which will accommodate 200 boarders. The School is healthily situated in the most beautiful part of Shropshire. A boy's expenses need not exceed S9 9s. a term. Oxford Local Examination. A large playground. Swimming bath. Cadet Corps. Lent Term begins 25th January. For illustrated prospectus, apply to the Head- master, Rev. R. BEVISS THOMPSON, M.A. THE QUEEN'S SCHOOL, CHESTER. SPRING TERM will begin on TUESDAT, January 22nd. For Prospectus, information about Boarding Houses, etc., apply to the HEADMISTRESS, who will be at home to visitors on Monday, January 21st, both morning and afternoon. rpHE M[SSES SER J KANT, 24 Duke- -L street. SCHOOL DUTIES will be RE- SUMED on MONDAY, January 14th. EDUCATIONAL,—15, Hough Green, EPH,EPARATOktY SCHOOL. NEXT TERM begins January 17th, 1901. For terms, Ac., apply MISS SALMON. 85% Q UEEN'S PARK SCHOOL. —Miss R. RIGBY will RE-OPEN her SCHOOL THURSDAY, January 17th. 8606 PARK VIEW, THE BARS.- -SCHOOL JL for GIRLS. REMOVED from 128 to 134, Foregate-street. NEXT TERM commences Jan. 21st. Principal, Miss LEATON, assisted by an efficient staff of Teachers. Visiting Masters for German, Book-keeping, Mathematics, and Elocu- tion. Kindergarten for Children under seven. STONE VILLA, Hoole, Chester. — k3 DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS-The MISSES MORCOM will Resume Duties on THURSDAY, the 17th January, 1901. 8531 OLWYN BAY. WILTON HOUSE SCHOOL. Resident Pupils re-assemble on Jan. 21st, 1901. MRS. and Miss MORRIS, Principals. MISS LENA ADAM8, A.L.C.M., JUJL Teacher of Pianoforte, RESUMES LESSONS January 12th. For terms apply Ashbourne," Victoria-road. 8631 MISS AMY RIGBY, Teacher of Jj'JL PIANOFORTE, Singing, Violin, and Mandoline, RESUMES LESSONS January 7th. Pupils prepared for Trinity College and other local exams. Schools visited. Terms apply 27, Seller-street, Chester. 8552 MISS F. M. MEESON, Associate j3'i- in Music of Trinity Collge, London, Silver and Bronze Medallist of the London Academy of Music, Senior Royal Academy of Music, is open to give LESSONS in the following 8ubjects;- Piano, Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, and Singing. Schools and Private Families attended. For Terms apply DALE'S Music Shop, 51, Bridge- street Row. Lessons in Harmony and Counterpoint by Correspondence. 8557 DAN C I N G. M E S DAM lil S EDWARDS and MAJOR will RESUME their SENIOR CLASSES at the NEWGATE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, on WEDNESDAY, January 9th, and the CHILDREN'S CLASS on SATURDAY, January 12th inst. Private "lessons by arrange- ment.—For particulars apply to Mr. CHAPMAN, 8, St. Werburgh-street. 8564 SHIPPING. <0.1. ,I ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, TASMANIA, CALLING AT FBEMANTLE FOB THE WEST AUSTRALIAN GOLDFIELDS. From LONDON & PLYMOUTH every Fortnight. ? F. GREEN & CO. Managers ??p?go? ANDERSON & CO. Head Offices: FENCHURCH AVENUE, LONDON For passage apply to the latter firm at 5, Fen- church Avenue, E.C., or at the West End Branch Office, 16, Cockspur-street, S.W. REAL OLD SILKSTONE COAL. BROWN ASH, HOT, CLEAN, DURABLE. BENJAMIN JONES, COAL AND COKE MERCHANT, NORTHGATE STATION, CHESTER. Prices onlpplication. No canvassers. 8139 DON'T COUGH—USE I DON'T COUGH—USE I DON'T COUGH—USE There is absolutely no remedy so speedy and effectual. One Lozenge alone gives relief; can be taken by the most delicate. KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, K EATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, — If you cannot sleep for coughing, one Keating's Lozenge will set you right. Any Doctor will tell you they are UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. I Sold everywhere in tins 13td, each, or free on receipt of stamps from THOMAS KEATING, Chemist, London. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES :— HOIFSES TO BE LET APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OR FOUND, ARTICLES TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. are now inserted in The Cheshire Observer at the following rates Not Exceeding Twenty Words- ONE INSERTION 1/- Two INSERTIONS 1/6 THREE INSERTIONS 2/- Not Exceeding Thirty-Five Words— ONE INSERTION 1/6 Two INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- WANTED. WANTED, a smart, clean LAD, for the Butchering.-Apply A. WILD, Brook-street. W- ANTED, a MAN to Retail Coal.—Apply J. MCGEEVER, 1, Coal Exchange. 8597 TURN(PS-WANTED, to ley Sheep on.- TAddress V 64, O?eruer Of&ce, Chester. 8595 WANTED, a PAGE BOY.-Apply SECRETARY, TV City Club, St. Peter's Churchyard. W" ANTED, GENERAL SERVANT, for small VV ? family.-81, Foregate-street. 8627 E- RRiND-BOY -W ANTED:-=Apply Miss EKNIGHT, 8, Eastgate Row, Chester. 8623 W ANTED, YOUNG LADY ASSISTANT to V v Gloves and Lace, &c.-Apply J. APPLETON, Bridge-street Row. 8607 ^IHOP and HOUSE WANTED in good business )? position in Chester.— Send particulars by letter addressed E. H.. Observer Office, Chester. WANTED, steady man as COOPER.—P. W MORRIS & Co., Paint Manufacturers, 133, Foregate-street, Chester. 8612 YOUTH, WANTED, as Apprentice. Wages. JL No premium.—STANLEY EDWARDS, Hosier, The Cross. 8503 WANTED, MOTHER'S HELP, to live with W family; servant kept. Comfortable home. MORTIMER, 33, Crane-street, Chester. 8641 w ANTED, a YOUTH, about 18, one tV accustomed to baking.—Apply by letter, stating wages, to W 55, Observer Office. Chester. WANTED, Two well-educated YOUTHS as Apprentices to Chemist and Photographic Dealer.-GEORGE KEMP, Bridge-street. 8510 W ANTED, good PLAIN SEWERS. Constant T V work.—Apply to the MANAGER, Northgate Factory, Delamere-street. 8568 GOOD GENERAL SERVANT WANTED: Gligbt work, good wages.— Address P 51, Observer Office. 8572 WANTED, a GIRL, 14 or 15; fond of children. V V —Apply Mrs. STOCKTON, 103A, Christleton- road. 8488 GENTLEMAN REQUIRES a BEDROOM, with board. at a Farmhouse. State terms. —Address C 129, Jersey-street, Manchester. 8588 COACHMAN WANTED; drive pair or single; good house and garden.—Apply J. T. SVKKS, Croes Howell, Rossett. 8616 DRESSMAKING. WANTED, experienced SKIRT and BODICE HANDS.—Only good workers need apply to 17, White Friars, Chester. WANTED, for London, superior Woman as W GENERAL. Wages, ClB.-For furthef" information, apply Mrs. LITTLER, Trinity Registry, Chester. 8637 M ES. LITTLER, Trinity Registry, Chester, REQUIRES Cooks, Butlers, Waitresses, Housemaids, Nurses, Kitchenmaids, Generals, many Farm Servants. No charge until suited. GENERAL, age 20. all-work; good references Galso several other good country girls dis- engaged, at Mrs. BOWDKN'S, 66, Bridge-street, Chester. 8618 ANTED, by respectable young man, WSITTING and BEDROOM, with attendance. —Terms and; particulars to G 31, Observer Office, Chester. 8594 WANTED, a Certiifcated ASSISTANT V V MISTRESS for a large Infants' Class; commencing salary £ 60.—Apply RECTOR, Ashton- on-Mersey, Manchester. -8587 W ANTED, to PURCHASE HOUSE in V V Chester, within a mile of the Cross. Rental value about X30 per annum. Address B 61, Observer Office. 8525 /"GOVERNESS (diplomee, certificated. age 22), ?JT desires a DAILY ENGAGEMENT in a school or private family.—Address F 71, Observer Office. 8540 APPRENTICE to the PRINTING TRADE, J. about 14 years of age. Must have had good education. Apply personally Observer Office, Chester. WANTED, stronsr trustworthy Girl as Vt GENERAL SERVANT. Good wages to suitable person.-Apply Mrs. LAW, Bougrhton Heath, Chester. 8620 WANTED, a COOK at the Tarvin Union W Workhouse. Salary JE24 per annum.— Applications to be sent to H. GRANT BAILEY, Crypt Chambers, Chester. w ANTED, good MACHINISTS; constant V v work and good wages. Hours 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.—Apply to MANAGER, Northgate Fac- tory, Delamere-street. 8567 WANTED, a first class Country SMITH TT must be good shoer and able to repair cycles; regular work. Waarea 30s. per week of 541 hours.—Address X 21, Observer Office. SLATER BROTHERS REQUIRE 50 YOUNG WOMEN, plain sewers; good wages, con- stant employment.—Apply at the office, Water- gate Row. 8571 WANTED, a COWMAN, married or single, to V v live in or out; good cottage and garden close to work; also WAGGONER and a strong Youth, to live in must be able to milk.—Apply J. BEECROFT, Duckington Grange, Malpas. WANTED, an Unfurnishgd HOUSE, three V T reception rooms, seven or eight bedrooms, bath (hot and cold water), good kitchen and offices, small garden, in the neighbourhood of Chester; ten minutes from a station, and near a church. Rent X75 to £ 80.—Messrs. LAMONT & SON. MRS, RED'S Registry, Abbey Buildings, Chester.—WANTED, Cooks (£14 to JE40), 50 Generals. Cook Housekeeper (one gentleman, zC25 to £ 30), Waitresses (£16 to £24), Commercial Room Waitress. Housemaid Waitresses, Superior General (two in family. 920 to L25), Head and Under Nurses. Housemaids ( £ 10 to z620), Cook for Hydro (X25), Laundress (£25), Lady's Maid, Under- Servants, Vessel Cleaners, and Housemaids, Dairy- maid (£22 to JE24). Useful Maid (Invalid Lady, R20), Second Assistant for Hotel, &c. 8628 MAIL CARTS FOR THE MILLION.-We .iTA. are now showing a grand assortment of MAIL CARTS, Perambulators and Bassinettes for the forthcoming season. From 30 to 40 different patterns to select from at extremely low figures. An inspection cordially invited before you pur- chase elsewhere. Repairs of all kinds. Mail Carts and Bath Chairs for hire.—A. WENTWORTH, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. POSTS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE JL (MALE AND FEMALE) SECURED BY OPEN COMPETITION. CLERKSHIPS in LIVERPOOL POST OFFICE (Age 15 to 18). CLERKSHIPS in WAR OFFICE, BOARD of TRADE, &c. (Age 17 to 20). ASSISTANTSHIPS of CUSTOMS (Age 18 to 21) ASSISTANTSHIPS of EXCISE (Age 19 to 22). Permanent Employment. Promotion by Merit. The most obscure Y onth may by his Ability rise to the Highest Post in the Service. Candidates are successfully prepared for the Examinations by Correspondence as well as in the Special Day and Evening Classes. The SECRETARY of SKERRY'S COLLEGE, 5, BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL, will, on application, send Civil Service Guide free. TO BE SOLD. h- _h hh_ ON SALE, a COB, 13, hands high.—Apply to the Royal Oak, Foregate-street. 8633 PURE CANE SUGARS (lump and grnnulated) can be obtained from any of ALFRED EVANS'S shops. FOR SALE^RALLI CAR, Welsh PONY? and FHARNESS mplete. Owner going abroad. Apply Mrs. PRI8, Liverpool House, Broughton. BEST ENGLISH PEAT MOSS. Four tons Bdelivered any station.—ERRINGTON, George- street, Chester. 8544 TO POULTRY KEEPERS.-Oyster SHELLS, Tready ground, may be had at the Grosvenor Oybter Bar, 42, Eastgate street, Chester. Price on application. 8601 FoR SALE, 55, Parkgate-road, Chester, con- r taining two entertaining rooms, four bed- rooms, bath, w.c.—Apply J. WILLIAMS, Accoun- tant, 7, St. Werburgh-street. 8622 IF you want any SEED POTATOES, Garden _L Seeds, Flower Seeds, Seed Wheat, Oats, Barley, Turnip and Mangel Seeds, Clover and Grasses, go to ERRINGTON, George-street, Chester. PIANOFORTES, second-hand, rosewood case, JL full compass, by "Ralph Allison." Walnut case, seven octaves; bargains.-RoBOTHAM'S, 78, Northgate-street, Chester. 8559 CHRISTMAS AND WEDDING PRESENTS, Brass and Copper Goods, Cutlery and Electro-plated Articles, Lamps, and Coal Vases.— J. E. NEWMAN, Ironmonger, 12, Bridge-street, Cheater. UILDING LAND.-TO BE SOLD by Private BTreaty, a very eligible piece of Building Land, containing about 1,118 square yards, situate at Cambrian-view, and having an extensive frontage to Saughall-road and Granville-road.— For particulars apply to Messrs. LOCKWOOD and SONS, Architects, or to Messrs. SHARPK, DAVISON and SHARPE, Solicitors, all of Chester. TO BUILDERS, INVESTORS & OTHERS.- ? FOR SALE, in lots to suit purchasers, about 8 acres of Valuable Freehold BUILDING LAND, situate near Queen's Ferry, having a frontage to Chemistry-lane, also adjacent to the Chester and Holyhead Railway and close to Messrs. Willans and Robinson's new iron works.—Particulars may be had, and plans inspected, upon application to Mr. EMANUEL L. SMITH, Surveyor, 14, St. Wer- burgh-street, Chester. TO BE LET. HOUSES TO LET. LAMONT & SON, UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS: EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING: FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). W ILL I A M E. BROWN, LAND AND ESTATE AGENT. SURVEYOR, & VALU\ER, 39, PEPPER STREET. CHESTER. TO BE LET:- 82, Tarvin-road. Rent E26. 40, Bridge-street Row (West). £ 27. 7, Hamilten-street, Hoole. £ 28. 31, Chichester-street. X25. 11, King-street. 935. Several offices, 84, Northgate-street. Marib Villa, Dee Banks; two sitting and four bedrooms, garden and stable. 27, Garden-lane, House and Shop. :Rent £19. Union Hall, Foregate-street, Rooms for Storage and Workshops. &c. TO BE SOLD:— Valuable Building Land at Hoole, and Dwell- ing-houses in various parts of the city. JOHN ROGERS, ACCOUNTANT, HOUSE, ESTATE, & INSURANCE AGENT. 84, NORTHGATE-ST., CHESTER. TO BE LET: Rent. 11, Lorne-street, South three entertain- ingr, six bedrooms, both. &0. 8, Lumley-road (off Liverpool-road) £30 Chichester-street (Furnished) House and Shop, Garden-lane £25 10, Lorne-street, South; two entertain- ing, four bedrooms, bath, &c. 3, Pearl Villas, Pearl-lane, Tarvin-road.. N6 pr. wk. Office, 84, Northgate-street (now Church of England Temperance Society) £ 12 Central Office, The Bars 4, Ash Grove, Wrexham-road; two enter- taining, five bedrooms, bath, stable, garden (to be Let or Sold; key at No. 6) 26, Middle Crane-street. 105, Garden-lane, Chester. Tarvin-road, Chester L18 Christleton-road, Chester LZO A GOOD HOUSiT TO LET, 7s. a week.- Apply H. CLARE, Vicar's-lane, Chester. APARTMENTS, for young Ladies in business. ATerms moderate.-Address 0 22, Observer Office. 8617 S-EVERAL CO TTAGES in Boughton. Itents, 3a. 6d. per week.—Apply to Mr. W. E. BROWN, Estate Agent, 39, Pepper-street. 8570 rpO LET, two fine OFFICES, opposite Town ?. Hall.-Apply Mr. E. POWELL, Watch- maker, &c. 8568 TO LET, 17, Black Friars, containing one JL sitting-room, three bedrooms.—Apply 13, Black Friars. 8613 TO LET, two good MEADOWS at Stamford JL Bridge.—For particulars apply to CUNNAH and ROBERTS, Chester. rTlO LET, very pleasant ROOM, in best part of X town, furnished or unfurnished. Moderate terms.—Address, A 39, Observer Office. 8639 HMO LET, large ROOM, Furnished; one Tminute from Cross. Suit small dancing party.—Address 0. 23, Observer Office. 8632 COMFORTABLE APARTMENTS for one or two young men. Piano, bath- Moderate terms. Five minutes from station.—Address F. 72, Observer Office. 8635 A LADY residing in an open and healthy part Aof Chester has a VACANCY in her family for a Youth or Young Lady as boarder. Terms moderate.—Address M 57, Observer Office. 8611 TO LET, Comfortable BEDROOM and SITTING ROOMS; beautiful scenery; healthy neighbourhood. Terms moderate.—S., 3, Sealand-road. 8500 NICE HOUSE, all modern conveniences; two J3I sitting-rooms. Open country at rear; small garden in front. Only Xia.-Apply Soap and Oil Stores, 82, Brook-street, Chester. 5915 LODGINGS for one or two working men; JLJ separate bedrooms, no children. Terms 4i- each.-Apply 4, Bishop Lloyd's Palace, Watergate- street Row. 8542 BOLD SQUARE, CHESTER.-TO BE LET, Bpleasantly situated and desirable HOUSE, two sitting and four bedrooms, w.c.—Address G. H. BROWN, 24, Newgate-street. TO BE LET, a Fully-licensed HOTEL on the TBanks of the Dee.—For particulars apply to J. W. MONTGOMERY, Chester Lion Brewery Co., Limited, Chester. K K PARKGATE-ROAD, Chester, containing Otl, two entertaining-rooms, four bedrooms, bath, w.c., &c. Immediate possession. — WILLIAMS, 7, St. Werburgh-street. 8621 TO LET (Furnished), close to Cheater, comfort- Table Detached HOUSE; two sitting, four bedrooms, stable, garden, and greenhouse. Small paddock. Linen and plate if required. Immediate possession.-Apply RAMSGATE VILLA, Tarvin-road. TO BE LET, the Fully-Licensed INN, called JL The Old Wool pack," situated in Northgate- street, Chester, and close to the Market.—For particulars apply, between 3 and 6 p.m., to PmvNA," Hoole-road, Chester. TO LETT Fnrnished SITTIN G ROOM and TBEDROOM; suitable tor two young ladies in business. Terms 5a. per week; fires included. Address 4, Bachelor's lane, Boughton Heath, Chester. 8603 A PARTMENTS TO LET, comfortable sitting- room, with one or two bedrooms; bath, h. and c. two minutes from station. Terms moderate; good locality. Mrs. YORK) 13, Halkyn-road, Chester. 8496 rPO LET, Furnished, a Superior SUITE OF X ROOMS, viz., large drawing-room, dining- room, breakfast-room, bath-room, &c., with several bedrooms; divided if wished, electric light.— 98, Watergate Flags. 8634 TO BE LET, or would SELL. a small FARM, Tabout 20 acres, good house and buildings, all in a ring fence on a good road and plenty of water; very suitable for a small hunting box.— Apply HENRY HEWITT, Holly Bank, Kelsall. TO BE LET, "STONE VILLA," JL Cheyney road, Chester, containing three entertaining-rooms, five bedrooms, kitchen, hot and cold water, w.c., wash-house, greenhouse, large garden. Rent .940.-Apply F. TURNER, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. MISCELLANEOUS. SPAR GRAVEL, for garden walks. Buxton and Welsh LIME, for Building, Plastering, &RoBT. W. KILLON, Al, Coal Exchange, Chester. Telephone 70. 8602 Ili NIVES, FORKS, SPOONS, TEA URNS, i-c. t\ FOR HIRE. Terms moderate.—CHAS. G. SMAW, Ironmonger, 20, Eastgate-street. Tele- phone 244. 8474 YOUR FUTURE.-Brief Astrological Delinea- J_ tion by letter. State birth date. Enclose Is. P.O. and stamped addressed envelope.-GAGE, 24, Wrenthem-street, Birmingham. 8546 ~¥~> ELIABLE WRINGING and MANGLING JL? MACHINES, at a reasonable price.— CHARLES G. SHAW, 20, Eastgate-street. Telephone 244. -m 8562 R. ICHARDSON, TAILOR. GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING CLEANED, Altered, Repaired, Turned. Own Materials Made-up.-RICHARDSON'S, 33, Grosvenor-street. Wonderful Trousers made to Measure, 6/11. 8615 N EW YEAR PRESENTS. CUTLERY, Umbrellas, and Walking Sticks. Highest quality at lowest PriCeg.-COTGILICAVE, 36, Lower Bridge-street, Chester, and 21, Phillip-street, Hoole. 8501 W RINGING MACHINES, new and second- V V hand. Rollers Turned Up. All kinds of Repairs to Mangles.—HASELDEN, Wood Turner and Mangle Roller Maker, Delamere-street, Chester. 8625 MAGNIFICENT CYCLE RIDING SCHOOL. Please note our School is Open all the year round for Pupils. Particulars and reasonable terms on application.—A. WENTWORTH, Central Cycle Works and Riding School, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. WANTED, CYCLISTS TO KNOW that J. E. TV BRASSEY & SON, Chester, have added an ENAMELLING STOVE to their Cycle Repair Shop, and are prepared during the Winter months to do Enamelling, Plating, and Overhauling Cycles on special terms. AT POISON.—Amongst the many prepara- JLV» tions now offered for the Destruction of Rats, Mice, Moles, etc., Sanford's original "Found Dead specialities are admitted by users to be the best, and are ahead of all competitors.—In boxes, 1/2, 2/ and 3/0) post free. SANFORD & SON, Sandy. Sold by Chemists. 8194 MANURE. BLOOD, BONE AND MEAT. 48 10/- PER TON. £3 10s. per Ton net cash in November for 4-ton lots. £3 Os. n n » „ 14 days 11 11 „ Delivered free within 50 miles at nearest railway station, in 4-ton lots. IMPORTANT FACTS. This Manure is one of the best in the market, and Farmers will do well to bear in mind that by using this Manure they are giving back to the land what originally came from it. Last year we were obliged to stop our Agents from booking orders, very early, and we had to refuse many owing to the extraordinary success of the manure the season before, and last season was even a greater success. Intending customers therefore will do well to obtain their supplies early, in order to prevent disappointment. Ask your neighbour what the results have been. We manufacture one Manure only. ONE QUALITY, ONE SORT, ONE PRICE. We are the largest manufacturers of this par- bicular Manure in this country. R. W. CONNELL, Junr., & CO., Ltd. MANURE MANUFACTURERS, 10, SOUTH CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL. Telegraphio Address Telephone 075 "Phosphate," Liverpool. District Agent—MR. JOHN ARNOLD, CHEESE FACTOR, FARNDON, CHESHIRE. DAVID L. HEWITT, BOOT MANUFACTURER, NORTHGATE-ST., CHESTER. We have a reputation of 50 years' standing for MAKING and SELLING RELIABLE BOOTS. For the last 50 years our Boots have been at the front for quality. This year OUR BOOTS ARE AT THE FRONT IN SOUTH AFRICA, And are upholding their old reputation for durability, as shewn by the following letter:— Dear Sir,—Permit me to compliment you on the Boots you made for the 2nd Cheshire Special Service Co., of which I was a member. Those you supplied to me were excellent; they stood the test of very heavy marching admirably, and up to the time I was invalided at Bloemfontein the Boots gave every satisfaction -1 send you mine to see for your- self. I have since heard from my, comrades, and the Boots are well spoken of. Yours truly, N. H." R. J. & H. EL L I S, PLAIN AND DECORATIVE HOUSE PAINTERS, CHURCH DECORATORS, GILDERS, SIGN WRITERS, PAPERHANGERS. OFFICE :— 60, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. ESTABLISHED 1859. THE NEW CENTURY CALLS FOR New ideas and new methods. The old- fashioned methods are now out of date. To nothing more forcibly does this apply than to your printing. ATTRACTIVE PRINTING Is just as essential to a business man as a desk or counter; and it is one of the best of advertisements. A shoddy sheet of notepaper or a shoddy bill bead is one of the worst of advertisements. COMMENCE THENEWCENTURY With smart up-to-date printing, up-to- date type, up-to-date style These you will get at reasonable prices, and quickly too, at the OBSERVER OFFICE, THE CROSS, CHESTER. ASK FOR The Cream of Old Scotch Whiskies. PROPRIETOR: GEORGE BARLOW, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, THE OLD VAULTS, BRIDGE STREET, CHESTER. FRESH DAILY. TOMATO SAUSAGE. JOHN LITTLE & SONS. PRESCRIPTIONS PERSONALLY DISPENSED. ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. DARK ROOM. FREE USE TO AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS. CASH STORE PRICES FOR CASH. G H M CHEMIST, G.H. 085" 68, BROOK STREET THE NESTON & PARKGATE HYGIENIC LAUNDRY & CLEANING ±1 COMPANY, LIMITED. LAUNDRYMEN, DYERS & FRENCH CLEANERS. SHIRTS AND COLLARS A SPECIALITY. Special Prices quoted for Hotels, Restaurants, and Institutions. All classes of DYEING & FRENCH CLEANING done on the most improved principles. GENT'S AND LADIES' CLOTHS A SPECIALITY. Our Vans Collect and Deliver Free in Birkenhead and District. West Kirby and Hoylake, Hooton and Brom. borougli, Little Sutton, and Chester and District. PRICE LISTS SENT ON APPLICATION WORKS: NESTON, CHESHIRE. RECEIVING OFFICE 8, CATHEDRAL CHAMBERS, CHESTER. Goulding's Children's COUGH MIXTURE. Children's Medicines 8houldibe carefully chosen from simple and effective remedies which have stood the test of time. They too often contain poison in some degree, as is evidenced by the inquests which are frequently held in different parts of the country. Some Cough Remedies especially offend in this respect, as they generally contain a preparation of opium, such as Laudanum, Morphia, or Paregoric. Yet there is one, Goulding's Children's Cough Mixture, made by Francis Goulding, the proprietor of the celebrated "Cooling and Teething Powders," which have proved of such great benefit for children cutting their teeth. This preparation is made specially for young children. It is an excellent remedy for the irritable cough to which children are liable. It acts splendidly also for Colds, Bronchitis, Feverishness, Diffi- culty of Breathing, Whooping Cough, Croup, &c. It is perfectly safe and is free from Poison. Sold in Bottles at 2 Sold in Bottles at 8id. and Is. lid. each. TO BE OBTAINED FROM BOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, At the Reduced Prices of 7d. & 9id. CHESTER 28, EASTGATE ROW & 30, EASTGATE-ST. ALSO AT STAFFORD, MACCLESFIELD, CREWE, &c. Established 1832. CART and LURRY TARPAULINS. LONG and LOIN CLOTHS or Horses, COAL and CORN SACKS, equal in price and quality to any in the kingdom. Ladders, Blocks Pulleys, Rope of all sizes. Tents suitable for all purposes, Decorations if required. Prompt atten- tion to enquiries either for sale or hire of above — tPiU zto DA?IES & SONS, C-treet, Victoria- road, and 4, Coal Exchange, Cheater.
CHESTER PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of the Joint Board of the Chester- Port Sanitary Authority was held in the Town Hall, on Thursday, under the presidency of Dr. Stolterfoth.-The Medical Officer (Dr. Hum- phrey Williams. Flint) reported that during the last quarter he had paid several visits- to the different ports in the district, and had found the vessels in a good sanitary state- clean, ventilated, with a good water supply, and with no sickness on board. No notification of any infectious disease was received. He was in constant communication with the inspector, and special attention was being paid to foreign vessels and to other vessels that might have called at any port where plague had been notified.—The report was adopted, on the pro- position of Mr. W. H. Lloyd (Connah's Quay),, seconded by Dr. Hamilton(ChpstBr). The In- spector of Nuisances also presented a satisfactory report.-The Clerk (Mr. Henry Taylor) explained that during the quarter 389 vessels, with a tonnage of 29 576, had touched at ports in the Board's district. Three hundred and elgnuy-unree or the vessels came coast ways, and six were foreign. In the corresponding quarter last year there were 13 foreign vessels, and about the same number of vessels coast ways. The Chairman Is the falling off in the Spanish vessels bringing iron ore to Mostyn ? -The Clerk: Yes, the iron trade is not so good as it was.-The Inspector They have some thousands of tons in stock.—It was explained that more vessels were now coming down to the new works at Hawarden Bridge, and that there was a prospect of an increase in the shipping.
INTERESTING CHESTER MARRIAGE. TOPHAM-SHARPE: St. Werburgh's Catholic Church, Chester, was well filled on Wednesday morning on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Nora Mary Sharpe, second daughter of Mr. Frederick W. Sharpe, Abbey Gate House, Cheater. clerk to the Chester magistrates, and Mr. Edward A. C. Topham, eldest son of Mr. Joseph Topham, of Bryn Elwey, St. Asaph, and Heathley, Oxton, Birkenhead. Canon Lynch performed the ceremony, and was assisted by the Revs. T. Giles, C. Carton, T. Hayes and C. Mulachy. Mr. W. French acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Miss Gladys Sharpe (sister of the bride), Miss Edith Topham (sister of the bridegroom), Mis& Daisy Topham (cousin of the bridegroom), and Miss Suzette Alvarez, and Miss Gwynaeth Sharpe, youngest sister of the bride, who was train-bearer. They were attired in pretty dresses of a rich shade of cream crepe de ohine, trimmed with point d'Alencon lace, gold buckles, and swathed belts of gold tissue and picturesque white felt hats trimmed with cream satin rosettes, large gold buckles, and red berries. They carried bunches of red berries tied with red ribbons, given, with gold bracelets, by the bridegroomi The bride's gown was of deep ivory satin made en Princesse, with train sus- pended from- the left shoulder, trimmings of embroidered lisse duchesse and Brussels applique lace (the gift of her mother) and chiffon flounces. She wore a beautiful old lace veil, over a tiara of orange blossoms, and carried a posy of white roses tied with chiffon. Her only ornament was a necklace of pearls pre- sented by the bridegroom. Mr. Sydney G. Sharpe presided at the organ. The choir,, which was augmented by a full orchestra, was conducted by Mr. Thos. Oakes. At the conclusion of the impressive ceremony the Very Rev. Canon Lynch delivered a short and appropriate address, during which he announced that a telegraphic message had been just received from his Holiness Pope Lec XIII. pronouncing his blessing, and another from Dr. Allen, the Bishop of Shrewsbury. A reception was afterwards held at Abbey Gate House, and later Mr. and Mrs. Topham left for London en route for Paris. Messrs. Bolland and Son supplied the wedding cake. The following is a list of the wedding presents:— To the Bride:—Mr. E. A. C. Topham (bride- groom), pearl necklace; Mr. F. W. Sharpe, silver tea and coffee service; Mrs. F. W. Sharpe, brass bound cedar plate chest; Miss Brewis, silver tea- spoons, tongs and caddy spoon; Mrs. Rapier,. silver cake basket; Mrs. Creighton, case silver apostle spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Stokes, silver candlesticks; Gladys, Madeline and Gwynaeth Sharpe, sisters of the bride, silver afternoon tea service; Mr. Sydney Sharpe silver salts; Mr. Alan F. Sharpe, silver punch'ladle; Mrs. George Churton, silver punch bowl; Mrs. Speakman, silver calendar; Mrs. Hostage, silver- sugar basin and spoon Miss Hostage, silver bon- bon dish; Miss Wigg, silver cake knife; Mrs. Alfred Dickson, silver clothes brush; Mr. Norman Mather, case silver dessert knives and: forks; Mr. Joyce, silver flower vase: Miss Flm'ff -J"" silver photo frame; Mrs. Cuthbert Smith, silver tea. caddy; Mrs. Edwards, old oak photo- graph frame; Mrs. Frank Lloyd silver- mounted inkstand and pen; Mr. L. Matter, Coal- port tea service; Mrs. Robert Roberts, silver,, boxes; Mr. and Mrs. Horsfall, china breakfast and tea service with monogram; Mrs. Lees, case. silver pepper castors; Mrs. Giffen, silver-mounted lavender water bottle; Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston, silver calendar; Mrs. Lynch, silver mustard pot; Mrs. and Miss Broadbent, picture- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Churton, silver-mounted: umbrella; Mrs. W. A. Young, silver calendar; Mrs. and the Misses Royle, silver mustard pot; Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Brown, case silver buttons; Mr. Eustace Preston, lamp; Mdlle. Schady, pair Worcester vases; Miss Margaret Roberts, silver serviette rings; Miss Mercier, silver-mounted, scent bottle; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jolliffe, tea kettle and stand; Mr. Whitlow, dog whip and leash; Mrs. Frank Roberts, inlaid table; Mr. John F. Lowe, pair silver fruit spoons; Mrs. B. C. Roberts, silver fruit spoon; Mrs. Thorley Sykes, needlework; Mrs. and Miss Bretherton, silver-mounted powder box; Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Dickson, silver cream jug; Miss Mabel Dickson, silver scissor tongs; Mr. and Mrs E. Powell, silver lavender salts bottle; the Rev. J. R. and Mrs. Fuller, picture; the Rev. R. and Mrs. Staplyton, Chinese silver clasp; the Misses Morris, crumb scoop; Madame Alvarez, silver and ivory cheese scoop and. fork; Mrs. J. T. Price, silver dross buttons; Mr. George Davison, silver grape scissors; the Misses Tomhn, silver mustard pot; Mother Mary Winifred, book; Mrs. Price, crumb brush and tray; Messrs. Adams and Davies, drawing-room chair; Mrs. Naylor, silver-mounted lavender water bottle; Miss Robin, seal; the Very Rev. E. Canon Lynch, picture Mr. and Mrs. N. A E Way, silver photo frame; Mr. Tavlor Harrison, silver shoehorn; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Kemp, Cairn- gorm shawl brooch; Miss Roberts, silver vase; Miss Lottie Roberts, silver flower vase; Mr. Hay- hurst, silver sugar tongs; Mr. Harry Barbour, silver card case Miss Pollard, fancy bon-bon box. Mrs. Fluett, Dresden, buttons, Mr. and Mrs Whar- ton, purse; Mrs. Sharp, painted tea service; Mr. Leonard Hughes, old oak table; ? n„ ?U- h es> old oa k table Mr. and Mrs. W. Laverton, silver dress buttons and buckle; Mr. and Mrs. Cullimore, case ser- viette rings; Mrs. John Gamon, pair china fruit dishes; the Rev. J. L. and Mrs- Rooforrl cushion; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Jolliffe, silve'r chateleine scissors; Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton, sil- ver and tortoiseshell paper knife; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor and the Misses Taylor, silver fish carvers; Ethel and Violet, silver photo frame; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Illingworth, case silver ser- viette rings; Mr. W. E. Lindop, embroidered linen pillow covers; Mrs. Johnson (Leahurst) dinner gong.. To the Bridegroom Mr. J. B. Topham, cheque Mrs. J. B. Topham, table silver and cutlery; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ward, pair of silver fruit dishes; Miss Ward, salver; Misses Edith and Elfnda Topham, tea kettle and stand i Masters R. and W. Topham, silver- mounted butter dish and marmalade jar; Mr. Gerald, Mr. Percy and Miss Daisy Top- ham, tea tray; Miss Alderson Hall silver candle- sticks; the Rev. T. and Mrs. Bulman, silver ser- viette rings; Mr. C. Ward, paper knife; Mrs. and Miss Miller, silver-mounted mirror; the Rev. C. Giles, silver vases; Mr. and Mrs. Gradwell, silver cake basket; Mrs. Begge, silver-mounted blatter; Mr. and Mrs. Finney, silver rose bowl; Mr. and Mrs. Gilton, liqueur set; Mr. W. French, tantalus; Mr. and Mrs. de Meurier, silver pepper castors; Mr. A. W. Ayling, water-colour pictures; Mr. Nightingale, silver candlesticks; Servaaits at Heathley, silver eggstand; Mrs. R. 0. Ward paper knife; Mother Mary Winifred, book; Miss Taylor, bronze ornaments; Mrs. Coleman, time- piece; Mr. V. Hutchinson, silver jug; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gladstone, carriage clock; Miss Sisson, sachet; Mrs. Broadbent, silver mustard pot.
REMARKABLE SUCCESSES OF CHESTER SPORT- ING DOGS. A remarkable sequence of victories has just fallen to the lot of two Chester sport- ing dog owners, Messrs. G. H. Moore and Sawyer. At the Bedford Park Recreation Grounds, Rock Ferry, on Monday, Messrs. Morton and Birchall gave zCl2 10s. to be coursed for under the usual conditions, the best of five rabbits. Mr. Moore, of Wellington- street, Newtown, Chester, won two shares in the division (between four) of the money through the fine killing and running abilities of his dog Juggler and the bitch Milliner. The pair ousted from the competition some of the smartest coursers in Lancashire. Next day (Tuesday) on the same grounds in a £ 7 10e. handicap the prize money was divided between Mr. Moore's General and Mr. Sawyer's Bad Luck—a dog that is shewing improved form of late. They won their ties in good style, although the luck of the draw favoured Bad Luck. REGULARITY AND PUNCTUALITY.—Tha silver medal for six years' perfect attendance given by the managers of the Chester College Day School has been won by Frank Lee, of Glad- stone-avenue. The boy had not been absent or late during the long period from 1895 to the close of 1900. TIME TRIES ALL. For over 50 years Hewitt's Boots have stood the test of time, and are still unsurpassed and unequalled. Abbey Gateway and next to Musio Hall.