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THE CITY S DECOKUM. MAYOR'S PRAISE. OFFICIAL VISIT TO PUBLIC-HOUSES. Cestrians' loyalty, as evidenced by their decorum on the occasions of the death of the Queen, the accession of the King, and the memorial service, and their observance of the funeral day of her late Majesty, formed the sub- ject of a short address by the Mayor (Alderman H. T. Brown) on his taking his seat, together with Messrs. J. G. Frost and Stolterfoth, at the City Police Court on Monday morning. His Worship spoke of the respectful demeanour of the people at large on the occasion of the reading of the Proclamation, also of the general decorum of the large congregations and crowds at the memorial services in connection with her Majesty's funeral. He desired to remark upon the admirable arrangements of the police, under the superintendence of the Chief of Police (Mr. J. H. Laybourne). It was very evident that when proper arrangements were made people were only too willing to fall in with those arrange- ments, which were for their own convenience and which were in accordance with the solemnity of occasions of that kind. He heard on ail sides nothing but praise accorded to the police for the order maintained on the occasions referred to. With regard to Saturday, they were all very much exorcised in their minds, both in the Council and elsewhere, as to what was the best course to take in order to carry out the proclamation with regard to the day of mourning, more especially with reference to the opening of public and licensed houses generally. There was an opinion, he thought, in the minds of a good many that it would have been better had licensed houses closed altogether on Saturday. He could not say that he shared that opinion, because he felt that the public were so very much impressed with the sorrowful occasion, and there being a'suspension of business, order would be preserved notwith- standing that the public-houses were open. Therefore the Council and he encouraged the opening of public-houses at six o'clock, provided they were kept closed up to that time. He was a little bit anxious to see with his own eyes what was the result of that. The Chief Constable was good enough to place himself at his (the Mayor's) disposal, together with one of the inspectors, and between 9.15 and 10.30 o'clock on Saturday night they visited something like 50 public-houses in Chester. Of course it was a small proportion of the whole, still they were representative, and he thought they might be taken as a fair specimen of the whole. He might say on behalf of Mr. Laybourne, and he could surely say so on his own, that there was nothing but order and decorum. The Chief Constable: That is so. The Mayor further stated that in two houses there was singing going on. When they entered and called the attention of the managers to the fact that they did not think it quite an eccasion for such a thing to be going on, it was imme- diately stopped. In the course of their wander- ings through the streets they saw one drunken man only, and they did not see anybody under the influence of drink in any of the honses they visited. That he thought, reflected great credit upon the public at large and great credit upon the management of public-houses in Chester. The Chief Constable, concurring with what the Mayor had said, mentioned that they had not had a prisoner before the court since the previous Monday, adding that that fact bore out what the Mayor had said.

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