I CYCLISTS AS SOLDIERS. COMPLIMENTARY DINNER AT CHESTER. Not long after the South African War broke out seven members of the Chester Cycling Club bravely volunteered to fight for the country's cause. They have been through some trying experiences on the South African veldt, and it is pleasing to know that four of these volunteers have already returned to England safe and sound and none the worse for the performance of their duty. To welcome these warriors, whose names are Messrs. Pritchard, C. A. Cowie, J. Done (Malpas) and T. Kinsey (Calveley), a compli- mentary dinner was held at the headquarters of the club, the Bull and Stirrup Hotel, on Tuesday evening. i\n the absence of the president, Mr. JJaammees s Frrrostf Mr. A. Vernon occupied the chair, and after the loyal toasts had been duly honoured he proposed in felicitous terms the health of the four members alluded to and Mr. Fred ?ones who was also present at the dinner and who has recently come home after rendering willing ser- ￼ ￼ Afr' can campaign. The Chair- man said he was quite sure they were all proud of these men, who promptly responded over a year aag^o o to the call for volunteers. (Hear, hear'? oouut tTto o^0/0^1 that young cyclists who w? ￼ fight for the good of the British Empire received a great deal of benefit in many wm They ought to feel proud to know that Chester Cwycclimingg Club had supplied seven or eight of it- L?mDer!Mr tBe front. That WM ery creditable ￼ a Vru f Cnhester, and of those mi-mSS who had returned they were very proud. HeS? ch.mM) wished T° sa-v on behalf of the club m f )l Wis hgel? acT they were to see them back generally how glaj they were to see them back and among them once again. (Hear, hear ) He coupled with the toast the names of three of their T6tl7 fFS' J" Pr?tchard, J- Rogers and E. I. Boden--ho were still out in SouC? Africa.- The toast was drunk with musical honours.—Mr Cowie, in acknowledging the compliment paid ? S,T".m ?.? V6ry g^ateful be among I nis s associates once more. Diinno- time he remained in South Africa his thoughts er^ always with the Cycling Club. (Hear, hiear ￼ ?'S-F?"?' they had not taken part in anT of The big engagements, but they p' seen all they wanted to see. (Laughter and hear. hear.)-Messrs. Pritchard, Done afd Kinsey aho returned thanks in suitable terms.-The proceedings were enlivened during the evenin^g by songs given by Messrs. J. Proctor H C. Houghton, S. Snelson and J. Bunce and performances on the mandoline by Mr. R. Jerome aan° d M^rr'Dr>unning. Messrs. CuTl?n and Garner contributed humorous items. Mr. H. B. Brown son efficiently accompanied on the piano. ♦
THE GROTTO AGAIN. I ACTION AGAINST THE LION BREWERY II COMPANY. At Chester County Court on Thursday, Sir Horatio Lloyd gave judgment in an action which was heard some weeks ago in which James Challinor, contractor, Saltney, claimed from the Chester Lion Brewery Company and their managing director, Thomas Montgomery, the sum of £ 22 3s., the balance on an account for work done and materials supplied in slating and plastering at the defendants' house, the Grotto, Bridge-street. The circumstances, his Honour said, were somewhat peculiar. Messrs. Mont- gomery, who owned the property, appeared to have entered into a contract which was certainly not a very formal one, with a man named George Forester, who was at that time known bv the defendants to be an undischarged bankrupt Forester gave his tender and IstimatT His tender was acappted and he began the work. As hei WM .bsotaely unable to Sbt.in .? where for any matenals-hIs bankruptcy was known all over the place-Messrs. Montgomery guaranteed the various people who sS!ed materials for that work that they would be responsible for sums for goods supplied to Forester for the purpose of the works at the Grotto. Very early in the business Mr. Forester asked the plaintiff Challinor to undertake the slating and plastering of the house. It appeared that Challinor knew perfectly well the position in which Forester was as an undischarged bank- rupt, and before he came to any arrangement with Forester he went to Messrs. Montgomery, and told them he could not hold him responsible for payment. This was practically admitted by the company. At the very outset, before he undertook the work, he told that to defendants, and their answer was "The Lion Brewerv Com- pany pay all bills." Upon the faith of that Chaihnor went to work. He found, as might have been expected, a great deal of difficulty in getting his money from Forester, and on apply- ing to the company he got his money. On various occasions during the progress of the work the Montgomerys were constantly supervising the works. Challinor also supplied sand for the works by direct orders of the Lion Brewery Com- pany, and the items in the amount of the Bill for which he was suing the company were to a large extent made up by the cost of sand supplied. Forester's part in the transaction was a rather peculiar one, and one could not place the slightest reliance upon anything he had said on the subject. No doubt there was Forester's formal tender to Messrs. Montgomery for the whole of the work, and there was their acceptance of it, but no formal contract was drawn up, and Forester had presumably received the money for work which Challinor had done. He thought that was very likely. There was no doubt the Montgomerys had got discharged of all liability to Forester. Forester was applied to by Challinor in the first instance for payment of this debt, and he now swore positively that he and he alone was the person liable to plaintiff, for the whole of the work was his, and he had been paid to do it. Having sworn that, however, Forester was confronted with a letter which he wrote to Challinor, in which he stated "I beg to inform you I am not responsible for the sum. The work was done at the Grotto Hotel, and, as you are aware, I was only a servant of the Lion Brewery Company. If you doubt this, I refer you to the case of Arthur Jones, architect, against Thomas Montgomery. That will shew you they are responsible for all debts, not me, for I never paid a debt for that job. I was a servant at £ 2 a week." Forester shuffled when he was cross- examined in bankruptcy, and finally took the line he pursued at present. Any testimony he gave was therefore absolutely worthless. This was a case in which a man had been induced to do certain work on an understanding that he would be taken care of, and he (his Honour) held that Messrs. Montgomery had no right to finally settle with Forester until they-saw that Challinor had been paid. The defendants were morally and legally bound to pay, and he therefore gave judgment for the plaintiff for the amount claimed.
I GIRLS' CLUB FOR CHESTER. I COMMENDABLE SCHEME. A meeting was held at the Town Jtiall on JL UeS- day afternoon for the purpose of considering the advisability of establishing a Working Girls' Club in the city. The Mayor of Chester (Alderman H. T. Brown) presided, and the attendancqwincluded the Countess Grosvenor, the Mayoress, the Hon. Mrs. Parker, Mrs. B. C. Roberts, Mrs. Hamilton and many other ladies who have taken a prominent and practical interest in the working girls of Chester. The Mayor remarked at the outset that there was a great need for a club similar to the one sug- gested in Chester, and the ladies who were moving in the matter were quite justified in appealing to the public for subscriptions. If a working girls' club was not very desirable it was certainly neces- sary. They ought to feel very grateful to those ladies who had from time to time taken an inter- est in the girls belonging to the city, and had made them happier and better. He believed he was right in saying that some years ago the late Mrs. Jacobson took a great interest in the working girls, and although no club was established she- had a class, and tried to do what she could for their social position. The efforts made by the late Mrs. Jacobson at that time had encouraged other ladies to give their help, financially and otherwise, until now there was every prospect that a perman- ent club would be established. The Rev. J. F. Howson, he believed, had a class of girls in his parish whom he met every week, and he (the Mayor) had no doubt that they received a great deal of benefit. A similar class had been held in George-street, and there had been for some time past a class held, so many times a week. in a room in Jower Bricige-street, tne work naving oeen car- ried on by Mrs. Hamilton, with the assistance of several other ladies. Although Chester was looked upon as a kind of residential place, still there were a great many works, perhaps of no greanmagni- tude, where girls were employed. He believed he was right in saying that there were about five hundred working girls in the city, roughly speak- ing. That was a large number. He thought a club would do a great deal of good in teaching the girls who belonged to it those things which would be useful to them in after life. Many girls of the working-class on leaving school were almost entirely ignorant of that knowledge which would be of benefit to them in after years. If they estab- lished a working girls' club it must be established permanently. (Hear, hear.) The club must be open to the girls day by day all the year through. They should look upon it as their home, and must be treated with a firm, yet perfectly sympathetic and kind, hand. They must be trained in habits of discipline ) and taught to thjnk of higher things. (Hear, hear.) At the same time they should pro- vide a certain amount of recreation. The Mayor concluded by wishing that the efforts of those ladies who were taking the matter up would meet WHn great success. Mrs. Hamilton then gave an interesting account of the steps she and others had taken for the well- being of working girls in the town. She could assure them that the girls had highly appreciated the assistance given to them. They had been taught how to cut out and to make garments, and were given wholesome literature to read. The Countess Grosvenor, io a few well-chosen words, expressed her sympathy with the move- ment, and trusted that the girls' club would pros- per. She hoped the ladies would do all in their power to help the movement and to brighten the lives of the girls who were unfortunate. The Rev. J. F. Howson remarked that a girls' club for Chester was what they had needed for a long time. It was really impossible to deal with the girls properly parochially. There should be a central home. The Chief Constable of Chester (Mr. Laybourne) and Mr. Fleming (Rowton) also spoke in support of the movement. The Mayor then proposed a resolution to the effect that the meeting thought it very desirable to start a girls' club, and pledged itself to iUPPOri the club by every means In their power. Th w e/ery means m their power. d A her wlllmgne8s to support the club and expressed her ^llmgne^Jo^up^E^cS commulut.y at large. The Mayor explained that it would cost about £ ■CM1^50 A to start and furnish the club, and the same keepTit going. year would probab?y be re?S? keep It gomg. It was decided that Mrs. Hamilton should act as hon. treasurer and Mrs. Brown as hon. secretary, while Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Laybourne and Miss Wright will compose the committee of manage- ment. Letters of apology for absence were received from Mrs. Jayne, the Dean and Mrs. Darbv, Mrp. James Frost, Mrs. Rogers (who wrote stating ?K she would be pleased to give a donation of £2 towards the furnishing fund and £ 1 Is. as a y4 subscription to the club), Archdeacon Barbel Mrs. Stolterfoth, the Rev. L. M. Farrall, Mr. C. r Threlfall, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Thomson, Mrs. James Taylor, Mrs. Churton (Watergate- street) and Father Dominic. -0
I SALTNEY DROWNING CASE. I TO THE EDITOB. wish to call your attention to the man James Gibbons, who succeeded in recovering the bodies of the two boys, S. Cartwright and J. McHugh, who were drowned while bathing on Sunday last in a clay pit at Saltney. The hole from which the bodies were recovered was sunk to test the clay for manufacturing purposes, and its formation was that of a well. 25 teet in depth, making it extremely difficult to effect the rescue. I find he has been the means of saving the following lives :—boy, son of James Powell; girl, daughter of John Reid, and girl, daughter of Charles Davies. These were taken out of the river Dee, at Saltney, and restored to their friends. He has also re- covered the following bodies from the river Dee: those of Robert Hancock and Herbert Swift, and now the bodies of Samuel Cartwright and John McHugh from a clay pit. for these services he has received absolutely nothing, save the matter of a few shillings got together by the spectators on the bant of the water from which the recovery was made. He has served in the 4th King's Royal Lancaster Regiment a period of 7 years 268 days, nearly the whole of this time being in India. Surely a brave man, such as he, should receive some better recog- nition than this. Trusting this publicity will be the means of doing some good for the man who has so nobly risked his life in saving others, I remain, yours truly, City Arms U Salt JAMES KNIGHT. 11 City Arms," Saltney,
LIGHTING-CP TABLE. AU cycles ana other vahicles in the Chester district must be lighted up as stated in the following table:— P.M. Saturday, July 20 9.25 Sunday, July 21 9.24 Monday, July 22 9.22 Toeeday, July 23. 9.21 Wednesday, July 24 9.20 Thursday, July 25 9.18 Friday, July 26 9.16
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. Slavics LIST FOR WSJUt COMMENCIKG JULY 20. SATUBDAT, JULY 2OTB.Morning, 80: Matins. 10.15: Service, Sullivan in D: anthem, I bow my knee" (Barnby). Evening, 4 15: Service, Kent in D; anthem, •' Plead Thou my cause" (Mozart). SUNDAY, JULY 21sT (Seventh Sunday after Trinity).— Morning, 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Hopkins in A; introit, hymn 314; Holy Com- munion (Bridge in G) preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3.30 Service, Gadsby in C anthem, On Thee each living soul (Haydn); hymn 534. 6.30: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants processional hymn, 217; hymns 239, <467, 304; preacher, the Bev. F. Sanders, M.A. MONDAY, JULY 225D.-Morning, 6.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Turle in D; anthem, 1, 0 praise the Lord" (Goss). Evening, 4.15: Service, Turle in D; anthem, Bejoice in the Lord alway (Purcell). TCEBDAY, JULY 23RD.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, S'ainer in A anthem, I* Lord for Thy tender mercies" (Farrant). Evening, 1.15: Service, Stainer in A; anthem, 0 for a closer walk (Foster). WaniiESDAY, JULY 24TE.Uorning. 8.0: Matins. 10.15 The Litany hymn 173. Evening, 4.15: Service, Prout in D anthem," These are they" (Dykes). THURSDAY, JULY 25TH (S. James, A.M.).—Morning, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10.15 Service, Boyce in A; 8.0: Holy 11 What are these" (Stainer). 11.15: Holy Communion. Evening, 3.45: Diocesan Choral Festival FRIDAY, JULY 26TH.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn 43. Evening. 4.15: Service, Goss in E anthem, Remember not" (Macfarren).
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES,& DEATHS. BIRTHS, MARRIAGM, and DKATHS are charged at the rate of 20 words for le. (prepaid). If not prepaid, the charge will be 2s. 6d. The announcement must be authenticated by the Signature and Address of the Sender. BIRTHS. HULL—July 14, at 51, Gladstone-avenue, Chester, the wife of George S. N. Hull, of a son. BUBBLE-July 6, at Carmel House, Workington. to Mr. and Mrs. B. Hubble, a son. MARRIAGE. Bitocxrxy-WAKEFIELD-JUIY 15, at All Saints', Hoole, by the Bev. F. Anderson, vicar, J. Fred Brockley to Jessie Wakefield, youngest daughter of the late Francis Edward Wakefield, Hooie, Chester. DEATHS. BOYD—July 13. at Stone Bridge, Agnes Boyd, in her 71st year. [Deeply regretted.1 REYNOLDS—July 15, at Rock Mount, Chester, Lillie, wife of George Herbert Reynolds. WILLIAKS—July 15, at his residence, 135, Richmond- terrace, Boughton, David Williams, in his 79th year. [No cards.] IN MEMOBIAM. FLEET—In sad but loving memory of our dear father. Joseph Fleet, who departed this life July 17th, leoo. and was interred in Christleton Churchyard July 20th. [Gone. but not forgotten.] Hard was the stroke, the shock severe. To part with father we loved so dear; God willed it so. and thought it best To take him to his home of rest. (Greatly missed by his loving wife and children. POYNTOll-ln loving memory of our dear brother, William Henry Poynton. who departed this life July 17th, 1837. The cup was bitter, the sting severe, To part with him we loved so dear Our trouble was great, but we will not complain. But trust in Christ to meet him again. his siswrs. ) (From his sisters.) RoBERTs-In loving memory of Charles, beloved son of David and Mary Roberts, who departed this life at 49, Saltney Ferry, near Chester, July 16th, 1896, aged 16 years. A loved one gone whose memory dear We cherish each declining year. ROBERTS-In loving remembrance of my dear mother, Mary Ann Roberts, who passed to the higher life June 20. 1899.
MEMORIALS. *—' AT ALL PBICK8, IN MARBLE, GRANITE, STONE & ALABASTER, On View, and to Order. W. HASWELL & SON. MASONS, KALEYARDS, CHESTER. Estimates and Designs Free on application. Telephone No. 161A.
CHESHIRE POLICE CHANGES.—Consequent upon the retirement on pension of Chief Snpt. Large, of Middlewich and Northwich, Superin- tendent David Pearson, of Runcorn, has been promoted to first class superintendent and transferred to Middlewich. Prior to being appointed superintendent at Runcorn, Superin- tendent Pearson was detective inspector at headquarters, Chester, for over six years. Superintendent Pearson will be succeeded by Inspector George Ennion, of Sale, who is pro- moted to superintendent. Runcorn is also to lose the services of Inspector Hicks, who is transferred to Altrincham. Inspector Alexander, of Altrincham, is transferred to Sale, vice Inspector Ennion. W ESLEYAN MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS.— The following are among the Wesleyan ministerial appointments for Northern districts, subject to further revision, which were made last week by the Stationing Committee who sat in London, under the direction of the president of the Wesleyan Conference (the Rev. Dr. Allen) :-Rock Ferry (Birkenhead), F. F. Bretherton, B.A. (Little Sutton, Chester) Chester, Thomas Hollis, Arthur W. Ward, B.A. and Wilfred S. Hackett; Tarporley, William B.. Lowther and Edward Thistlethwaite (Kelsall) Mold, G. Killick Osborn, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the f ministers of the Chester circuit; Frodsham, Thomas H. Bailey, who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Runcorn circuit; Bagillt (Holywell), D. Darley Davies, John Wesley Hughes (Chester), Isaac Evans (Flint); Mold, Owen Evans, Moses Roberts (Leeswood). MB. KENYON AND THE EDUCATION BILL.- Mr. Thomas Bury, of Wrexham, the clerk of the Bersham United District School Board, having telegraphed on Monday to Mr. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., stating that the School Board trusted that he might be able to see his way clear to give favourable consideration to the representations of the Association of School Boards of England and Wales and of the Federation of School Boards (Wales and Monmouthshire) in opposition to ?t? he Government Education Bill, has received the following reply.Dear Mr., Bury,— I am afraid I cannot vote against the Education Bill. I think the Federation of School Boards are under a complete misappre-l hension as to its probable effect. In Wales al any rate, where we have full confidence in th< • county governing bodies, I do not apprehend, there is likely to be any injustice done to; l higher grade schools or evening classes. If E get an opportunity to-night I may possibly saT a word or two to this effect in the House- Yours truly, GIOEG* T. KENTON,
LBGAL SUCCESS. Mr. William Arthur Vere Churton, B.A., L.L.B., Cambridge, who was articled to his father, Alderman William Henry Churton, has passed the final examin- ation of the Incorporated Law Society. We understand that he will shortly join his father in business.
PUBLIC NOTICES. R. & MRS. HENRY BENNETT JJLL wish to express their heartfelt THANKS to so many kind friends in Chester for their great kindness and sympathy shewn to their late son, Harold, late of the Free Library also for so much sympathy shewn in the hour of their sad bereave- ment. 102, Coventry-street, Kidderminster. 588 MRS. KAY and Family tender their q grateful THANKS to all who kindly gave their timely and able help in extinguishing the fire on their premises last Sunday morning. 31, New Crane-street, Chester. 415 AWARDEN COUNTY SCHOOL. FREE SCHOLARSHIPS. The SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION will be held at the School on SATURDAY, JULY 27TH, at 9 o'clock, and is open to Candidates from Elementary Schools under 13 years of age, whose parents reside in the county. One Scholarship is offered this year by a private doner to Candidates between 13 and 14. Full particulars of subjects, etc., on application to the HEADMASTER, to whom intending Candi- datea must send in their names, with the subjects offered, NOT LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH. FRED. GREEN, Clerk to the School Governors, Hawarden. Ll VERPO IL SUPIER-AERATION LIMITED. APPOINTMENT OF AGENTS AND CANVASSERS. The Directors are prepared to consider Applica- tions in writing from persons desirous of acting as AGENTS and CANVASSERS on salary and com- mission, or on commission only. Preference given to those with exisiting connection in Aerated Water trade.—By order, J. W. RICHARDS, Secretary (pro tern.), 6, Water-street, Liverpool. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that li on the SIXTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1901, APPLICATION will be made to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace assembled at QUARIJiK SESSIONS, in and for the County of Chester, at CHESTER CASTLE, for an Order for TURNING and DIVERTING A FOOTPATH passing over land belonging to Mr. Geo. Barbour, at the side of Bank Head, Broxton; and that the Certificate of two Justices having viewed the same, &c., with tne Plan of the old and proposed new Highway, will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County, on the Sixth day of September next. H. GRANT BAILEY, Clerk to the Tarvin Rural District Council. Crypt Chambers, Chester, 26th June, 1901. COUNTY OF FLINT. Local Government Acts, 1888 and 1894. The Hawarden Rural District and the Rural Parish of Saltney. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Com- mittee appointed by the Flintshire County Council under and for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1888, and the Local Government Act, 1894, or either of them, will hold an INQUIttY at THE INSTITUTE, SANDYCROil, on MON- DAY, the 29th day of July instant, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and will then and there proceed to take into consideration the following matters, that 4s to say, Proposals made by the Saitney Parish -Council. ??at the Rural Parish of Saltney te divided into FOUR WARDS for the purpose of the Election of Rural District Councillors, to serve on the Hawarden Rural District Council. 2. That ONE Rural District Councillor be allocated to and elected by each of the four Wards, into which it is proposed the said Parish should be divided. 3. That the Parish be granted increased repre- aentation on the Saitiiey Parish Council by two additional Members. And any other matter or thing connected with the above-named Hawarden Rural District and Saltney Parish, and the respective Councils of such District and Parish within the province of the said Com- mittee to inquire into, with the view of reporting as to the Urder or Orders (if any) to be made by the County Council under the provisions of the above-named Acts or either of them. And NOTICE IS HKRKbY FUttf HER GIVEN, that all Persons interested may attend the said Inquiry and be heard. Dated this 12th day of July, 1901. RICHARD BROMLEY, Clerk of the County Council. County Offices, Mold. THE CHESTER UNITED GAS COMPANY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the SIXTY- SIXIH ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the Chester United Gas Company will be held at the COMPANY'S OFFICES, Cuppin street, Chester, on WEDNESDAY, the 7th day of August, 1901, at noon, 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 July instant Until the said 7th day of August, both dates in- -elusive. í AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO FURTHER GIVEN, that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company will be held at the same place on the same day, immediately upon the conclusion ot the business at the Ordinary General Meeting of the Company, for the purpose of taking into con- sideration the propriety, and if so decided, of raising under the provisions of The Chester Gas Act. 1901," for the purposes of the Company by the creation and issue of Preference Stock or Ordinary Stock or wholly or partially by one or both of those modes such an amount of the additional Capital authorised by that Act, as may be resolved upon at such meeting, And also for the purpose of taking into considera. tion the propriety and if so decided of raising under the powers of the Chester Gas Act, 1901, and the Acts incorporated therewith by the creation and issue at such times in such amounts and manner on such terms subject to such conditions, and with such rights and privileges as may be then and there decided, Stock to be called Debenture Stock" (1) instead of and to the same amount as the money which is now owing by the Company on Mortgage or Bond or any part thereof, as shall be then and there decided (2) also to such further amount as may be then and there decided of the entire sum of X43,300 which under the provisions of the Chester Gas Act, 1901, the Company have power to borrow on Mortgage in respect of the original capital of the Company as converted and consolidated under the provisions of that Act, and to attach to the Debenture Stock to be created in pursuance of any such resolutions as aforesaid, such fixed or preferential interest payable half- yearly or otherwise, and commencing at such time as shall be then and there decided. 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ECCLESTON. I THE SCHOOL.—The report of the diocesan inspector is as follows :—" This school does as well as ever. The religious instruction is thorough and good, and the children shew an intelligent appreciation of the subjects. The infants do well. The written work was very good. The singing and repetition good." MUSICAL SUCCESS.—Miss Elsie Turner has passed the junior examination of Trinity College, London, in pianoforte playing. As she is only nine years of age much credit is due not only to the candidate herself but to her teacher, Miss F. Lanceley. Miss Turner gained the Preparatory Grade Certificate at the age of seven. CIVIL SERVICE SUCCESS.-Thomas J. A. Bailey has passed an open competitive examina- tion for a situation as male learner in the department of the Postmaster-General, being the third in a list of fifteen successful candi- dates. Mr. Bailey received his early education at Eastham and Malpas National Schools, whence he proceeded to the Llanfyllin County Intermediate School.
I ELLIESMERE PORT ANGLING ASSOCIATION.—A contest was held on Wednesday evening in the canal. Twelve competitors entered, an d the result was as fol- lows:-I, Mr. J. Williamson; 2, Mr. J. E. Williams; 3, Mr. J. Dean. POLICE CHANGE.—During the past few days notice has been received here that P.C. Waite is transferred to Kelsall. For nearly six years this officer has been stationed here, and the residents are sorry to part with so serviceable an officer, and regret his removal. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—From early morning on Saturday the port was gay with bunting, etc., in honour of the procession of the Marquis of West- minster Lodge of Oddfellows. About noon the processionists, headed by the Church Brass Band, marched to Whitby, calling at the residences of Mr. W. Stockton, Dr. Finney, Mr. Whitridge, the Rev. W. Bidlake, Dr. Cahill, Mr. Boultbee and Mr. Grace. One hundred and eighty adults and 60 juveniles were present. An excellent tea was pro- vided in the Wesleyan Mission Hall, presided over by Mesdames Dunning, Minshall, Farrington, King, Williams, Broster, Howard, Catherall, Nicholas, Broughton, Hughes, Done, Gibbons, Baker and Randies, assisted by Misses Kirkham, Hughes, Williams, King, Lewis, Merrall and Williamson. Sports were held in a field kindly placed at the committee's service by Mr. Edward Williams. Mr. Whitridge presented the prizes, and was thanked on the motion of Mr. W. H. Price and Dr. Cahill. On Sunday the members again met, and in conjunction with the Rechabites marched to the Primitive Methodist Church, where a service was conducted by the Rev. Thos. Kynaston. A collection, amounting to C5, was taken in aid of the Chester Infirmary.
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THE LATE LIBERAL PARTY. The topic which, even more than the blazing sunshine, has arrested public attention during the week is Lord Rosebery's manifesto to the members of what was once known as the Liberal party. That that collection of anta- gonistic and mutually destructive atoms bad long since lost the title to be called a political party was common knowledge to all observers outside the ranks of the wilfully blind. Lord Rosebery cannot be credited with any new or startling discovery, but the importance of his pronouncement lies in the fact that a former Liberal Premier should have the boldness to formulate such an indictment of his late colleagues and supporters. His lordship had been invited to take advantage of the meeting at the City Liberal Club on Friday by making a public speech on the political situation, and instead of doing so, he wrote a long letter brimful of criticism of the Radical party, candid to the point of cruelty. He justifies his free expression of opinion by the fact that the Opposition in the House of Commons has recently reunited on the double basis of a hearty and undisputed alle- giance to its leader and a complete liberty of action and dissent with regard to the one vital question before the country." This remarkable charter confers a right of freedom of speech and opinion upon all pro- fessing Liberals, hence Lord Rosebery experi- ences no qualms in delivering his home-thrusts to the members of his once united flock. The Liberal party, according to his judgment, can become a power only when it has made up its mind on Imperial questions, which at this moment are embodied in the war. The whole Empire," he says, "has rallied to the war. What is the attitude of the Liberal party ? Neutrality and an open mind. Now I contend that this is an impossible attitude, and only spells Liberal impotence. No party can exist on such conditions. The area of comprehension is too wide. On this question it embraces the human race. And this question is vital, morally and politically." The war, he argues, is morally either just or unjust. If it be unjust and waged in uncivilised methods, the Government and the nation are criminal and the war should be stopped at any cost." If the war be just and carried on by legitimate and necessary means, it is our duty "—mark the emphasis, ye halting Liberals—" to support it with all our might, in order to bring it to a prompt and successful conclusion." As the late Liberal Premier justly insists, these are supreme issues, and how can one party agree to differ on them ? As well might one ask Irish Nationalists and Unionists to combine in one camp and agree to differ on the question of Home Rule, or expect to see the teetotaller and the toper on the same platform with a mutual understanding that they were to be allowed a liberty of dissent on the drink problem. The position is an impossible one. Worse still, it is. as Lord Rosebery bluntly stabea, not an isolated question or a sudden cleavage, but a sincere, fundamental and incurable antagonism of principle with regard to the Empire at large and our consequent policy." The evil is, we believe, more deep-rooted and more long-standing, and bad its origin in the fostering of a spirit of faddism within the Radical ranks. Faddists and fanatics of every hue found a welcome shelter under the banner of Liberalism, so long as they were content to describe themselves as Liberals, and it was only Mr. Gladstone's wonderful combination of conciliation and coercion that kept the warring fragments together for so lone a period. Even he over reached him- self when he sold the party to the Irish Nationalists, and after his depar- ture from the scene time has effected the inevitable dissolution in a party which was maintained in a semblance of discipline by allegiance to principles that contained more of the shadow than of the substance. The whole fabric of Liberalism was supported not by some solid bed-rock principle, but by opportunism. The majority of the electorate discovered this unsettling fact when the Gladstonian Home Rule compact was signed, and a great number more have been gradually finding out the truth as the cleavage in the ranks of the party became yearly more apparent. A certain liberty of personal action is always, of course, conceded in all political parties upon matters of admittedly minor importance, but upon clearly defined, vital issues there must be no halting, no agreement to differ. The crew must not only agree to row in one boat, but to pull in the same direction, otherwise, according to Lord Rosebery's happy metaphor, the barque can never move, it can only revolve. In the present emergency the two great sections of the Liberal party must determine which is to rule the roost, the Imperialists or the pro-Boers. In making their choice, the two opposing elements are once more confronted with the problem of Home Rule. If the Liberal Imperialists could only discover a convenient excuse for throwing Home Rule overboard, there is good reason for the belief that they would be only too glad to ally themselves with the Unionists. The pro- Boer party, on the other hand, is irrevocably wedded to the Nationalists, without whose assistance they would not be entitled to even the name of a political party or section. The Rosebery manifesto has created intense heart- burning in the Liberal fold, where the candid criticism is keenly resented. One point upon which speculation is rife arises in the sentence in which Lord Rosebery states he will never voluntarily" return to the arena of party politics. The statement appears significantly guarded, and is open to the construction that, if the Imperialists will desert their unpatriotic allies, he may be prevailed upon to resume his active service at their head. The Unionists of the country can afford to regard the squabble with sublime indifference and to point the moral of the situation which is too plain to require elaboration.
ALLEGED THEFT OF BOOTS. On Tues- day morning at the City Police Court, before Mr. R. L. Barker and Mr. Dutton, a boy named Leonard Jones was charged with stealing a pair of boots.—The Chief Constable said the information was that the boy went to Dutton's shop in Foregate-street and offered a pair of children's boots. He said they belonged to a Mrs. Jones, of Boughton, and he had been asked to pledge them for her. The boy made two or three other statements, and Mr. Curl, the assistant, sent for the police. The boy afterwards admitted that he had stolen them from Morton's shop in Foregate-street.-A constable gave evidence and stated that the boy said he went into the Union Hall and rubbed the bottom of the boots with soil.—On the application of the Chief Constable, he was remanded for a week.
I LOCAL AND GENERAL NOTES. 0, that this too, too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! How many of us during the present sweltering week have fervently prayed, with a different intent, of course, for Hamlet's release from the oppressiveness of the flesh, and have envied the airy coolness of the disembodied spirits! That the heat has been positively insupportable is a fact that has been borne into the mind of every one of us, but few probably are aware that Wednesday's temperature in the direct rays of the sun beats all records in this neighbourhood- for the past six years. We publish in another column a most interesting contribution from the Rev. J. Cairns Mitchell, B.D., F.R.A.S., who conducts the local station of the Royal Meteoro- logical Society, also the station of the Meteoro- logical Council, shewing that on Wednesday the sunshine reached the truly phenomenal record of 137i deg. according to the Kew Standard. It was a relief to observe the other day that the tram horses had at length been furnished with sun-bonnets to protect their heads from the blistering heat. This good work was the outcome of a humane act on the part of Miss Louise Cestria, of 52, Bridge-street Row, who collected a fund for the purpose. There is still a deficit, which will perhaps be wiped off by some local humanitarians, and, should the funds permit, the good work may be extended in the city. In the meantime, it may be opportune to appeal to those tradesmen and others who drive horses to give their faithful servants this grateful protection from the overpowering rays of the sun. When a cover for the horses' ears, composed of some gauzy material, is added it forms an excellent guard against the scourge of flies. While people clamour for open churches and grumble when they find them closed, it is only right to expect that the sanctity of these Houses of God should be respected, and that the pro- perty therein should not be taken away. We are sorry to learn that this last expectation has been violated during this week at the church of St. Mary-on-the-Hill, where the covering (of Chinese silk of a peculiar character and with a special history attached to it) has been taken from the altar in the chapel and apparently stolen. The Rector and churchwardens would be grateful for any information leading to its recovery, while they earnestly hope that they may not be com- pelled to close the doors of the church (so full of interesting objects) to visitors except when service is going on. It will probably be found necessary to slightly postpone the date, August 21st, originally fixed for the opening of the new Chester Baths. The Mayor will be away at that time, and as it is the holiday season, there is every reason for a little delay. Nothing will be lost by an adjournment to September, for in the very hot weather open- air bathing is by far the best. It is satisfactory to learn from Alderman Churton that some aquatic display worth v of the occasion is being arranged for the opening cere- mony. At similar events in other towns it is customary for new baths to be inaugurated by a plunge by the Mayor, Town Clerk or some other leading citizen. On the present occasion, probably Alderman Churton, the strenuous Chair- man of the Baths Committee, who has worked so long for the success of the new undertaking, will be induced to take the initial dive, and if he requires company the Sheriff, who is also a well- known swimmer, will doubtless be willing to take a cooling header. Once the new Baths are in full swing, it is to be trusted the educational authorities of the district will make an effort to teach the school children the indispensable art of swimming. It is called an art, but in reality it is infinitely more useful than many of the ornamental things taught in the curriculum of elementary schools, and it ought to have long ago been made a compulsory subject for both boys and girls. If swimming were taught more generally among the rising generation, every heat-wave would not be accom- panied by a gruesome catalogue of bathing fatalities, which obtrude themselves upon the public in all the newspapers. Voluntary effort does much in some towns towards teaching school children to swim, and we trust the opening of the new Baths will be followed by a systematic effort to inculcate that most useful art among all the boys and girls of the city. Chester is to possess still another institution, and one which should command the best wishes and practical support, for its object is to benefit the working girls of the city. Chester is fairly well equipped with clubs of various descriptions, but these are designed to provide instruction and recreation for the sterner sex only. Hence a girls' club will be a novelty in our midst. It will, how- ever, supply a long-felt want, a fact which was emphasised by the Mayor and other speakers at Tuesday's meeting. Commendable efforts have been made with the working girls parochially, but the results have not apparently been as satisfactory as could have been wished by those who have ex- tended the helping han d A central club, where the girls' can receive a training which will prove useful to them in after life, will, it is believed, solve the problem. It will certainly open up a channel of great possibilities, and one has only to glance over the names of those ladies and gentlemen who have associated them- selves with its inauguration to feel assured that the greatest use will be made of the institution. We wish the scheme the success it deserves. A Chester citizen of a decidely pro-English turn of mind has forwarded gratis to Mr. Labouchere a prescription that would undoubtedly effect the cure of the sad affliction from which the member for Northampton and his pro-Boer colleagues are suffering. The Cestrian was prompted to this kind act by reading in his daily paper how Mr. Labouchere and Mr. Swift MacNiell questioned and re-questioned Mr. Brodrick regarding a statement that an English soldier whose horse was shot at Vlakfontein took refuge behind some rocks and shot a Boer who approached to capture him. Mr. Labouchere asked the Secretary for War to bring the matter to the knowledge of Lord Kitchener with a view to the punishment of the soldier if he had acted as stated. The advice which Mr. Labouchere's Chester correspondent has offered is that he should, to- gether with Mr. Lloyd George, proceed to the front. On arrival, they are to provide each other with a distinguishing label to be attached, say, well in front of the waistcoat, and to take their respective positions in the front rank of a Boer commando. "Would not this," asks the writer of the letter, prove to the world that you really carried out in practice what you sympathised with so much at home-at a safe distance, I admit?" The letter concludes Our brave soldiers would then, seeing you distinguishing badge, have no difficulty in having something practical to say to you. An ounce of practice is worth a bushel of theory any day." There is alas! little hope of this advice being acted upon by the pro-Boers and ever-vigilant critics of "Tommy Atkins," for we fear Mr. Labouchere's correspondent has asked of him too great a service to this country.
LOCAL NEWS. I Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Houghton, Garden- hurst, Tarporley, celebrate their silver wedding on Monday next. It is denied that Haughton Hall has been bought as a Royal residence for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The Countess of Crewe has left London for Wiesbaden, and will proceed thence to Sehwalbach for a stay of three weeks. The Duke and Duchess of Teck have been staying for a few days at Compton Place, Eastbourne, on a visit to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Rev. Francis Cole Lowry Hamilton, B.A., of Witton, has been appointed Rector of North- enden, in succession to the Rev. Canon Whittington, resigned. The Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey (Sir R. H. Williams-Bulkeley, Bart.) has left Baron Hill, Beaumaris, for a cruise in the Britannia, the yacht he purchased from the King. To-day (Saturday) Earl Egerton and the Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos will re- ceive the guests at a Masonic festival held, by kind permission of Earl Egerton, at Tatton Park. The Rev. Dr. Andrew Knox, of Birkenhead was on Monday last installed an hon. canon of the Cathedral. The rev. gentleman is grandson of the late Canon Andrew Knox, who was in. stalled in 1868. The s.s. Idaho, which left Capetown for England on July 12th, had on board, among others, the following:—Lieut. G. A. B. Hooper, 2nd Cheshire Regiment; and Major R. B. Coke, 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment. In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, Lord Chesham took the oath and subscribed to the roll on his first appearance in the present Parliament. The noble Lord, who has just returned from South Africa, was cheered on taking his seat. The Marquis of Anglesey is entertaining a large party at Plas Newydd, his ancestral seat on the banks of the Menai Straits. There are amateur theatricals each evening, and Tuesday being his lordship's birthday, there was a fancy dress ball. On Wednesday, Earl Egerton, as chancellor of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, attended the ceremony of the presentation at Marlborough House of medals and certificates awarded by the Chapter during the year, and named each recipient of the award as they received it from the King. Among the claims in connection with the coming ceremony of Coronation are the follow- ing:—The Earl of Ancaster and Marquis of Cholmondeley, as exercising the office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, to perform the duties and services thereof. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, (1) to carry the white staff as Lord High Steward of Ireland; and (2) t) provide a glove for the King's right hand and support his hand while holding the sceptre. A marriage has been arranged, and will take place on August 15, between Mr. Ewen Cameron, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, second son of Mr. Allan Cameron (of Lundarra), late Assistant Inspector-General Royal Irish Con- stabulary, and of Mount Plunkett, county Ros- common, to Edith Pollock, youngest daughter of the late Mr. William T. and of Mrs. Pollock Hill, of Kinbrae, Bourne End, Bucks, and grand- daughter of the late Ven. William Pollock, D.D., Archdeacon of Chester. Captain R. D. Turton (Cheshire Regiment) has been selected as Governor of the Military Prison at Malta. Captain Turton, who has served for nearly seventeen years in the Cheshire Ragiment, has been acting adjutant of the 5th (frish) V.B. Liverpool Regiment for the past six months, and was adjutant of the 2nd (Earl of Chester's) V.B. Cheshire Regiment from 1893 t) 1898, being succeeded in that appointment by Captain D. Brodie Thomas, the present adjutant. On Thursday the Countess of Shaftesbury paid a visit to the beautiful village of Shilling- ton, near the Chiltern Hills, and distributed the prizes to the children of the Church Sun- day School. The vicarage grounds were gaily decorated for the occasion, and the Countess received a most cordial welcome. The vicar of Saillington (the Rev. L. H. Postgate), who was formerly for some years senior curate of St. Paul's, Chester, expressed the great pleasure and gratification Lady Shaftesbury's visit to their village festival had caused, and a vote of thanks was passed to her ladyship with acclamation and the waving of flags. MEDICAL SUCCESSES.—Mr. Louis Edington Dickson, second son of Mr. Johnson Dickson, of this city, solicitor, and Mr. Archibald Douglas Hamilton, second son of Mr. Alex. Hamilton, of this city, surgeon, have passed the final ex- amination for the M.R.C.S. (London) degree. The Chester Corporation Tramways Bill passed the consideration stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday, and the Bill was ordered to be read for the third time. The marriage which has been arranged be- tween the Rev. H. W. L. O'Rorke, M.A., F.R.G.S., and Christine Mary, younger daughter of Richard Hobson, J.P., D.L., of The Marfords, Bromborough, will take place on Wednesday, the 31st inst., at the Parish Church, Brom- borough. CHESTER POST OFFICE.—Messrs. E. Embrey, of the Liver Hotel, and G. Pullin, Brook-street: have passed the Civil Service Examinations for Telegraph Learners. They were prepared for the examination by Mr. J. Skeldon, of the British Schools. ACCOUNTANCY SuccEss.-Among the successful candidates at the recent final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants we find the name of Mr. Johnson Thornely, of Helsby. Mr. Thornely served his articles with Mr. Harry Jackson, chartered accountant of the firm of Messrs. Wakefield, Jackson and Dodd, of this city. BISHOPS AND THE CLIO.-The four Welsh Bishops paid a visit to the training ship Clio in the Menai Straits on Wed- nesday, and were shown over the vessel by the Captain-superintendent, Captain Langdon. The distinguished visitors appeared much interested in the valuable training work conducted through the agency of this ship, and expressed their great satisfaction with everything they saw. NATIONAL INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS.—The annual trip of the juvenile branch took place on Saturday to Overton Hills, and a i leasant day was spent. The thanks of the committee are due to Messrs. R. A. Yerburgh, M.P., B. C. Roberts, W. H. Churton, J. G. Holmes, H. T. Brown, E. Dutton, J. Jones, and S. Griffiths for their kind and generous assistance, which very materially helped the committee in carrying out their arrangements. Music FOR THE PEOPLE.—The public evi. dently highly appreciate the innovation of the weekly band performances in the Grosvenor Park, as each of the entertainments which have already been given attracted crowded audiences. The programme on Saturday evening was pro- vided by the Buckley Engineers, to whom the citizens are greatly indebted for their kindness in coming to perform at no small inconvenience to themselves. There was a capital audience, and the contributions towards defraying the expenses of the performance amounted to about 96. THE CHESTER MIRACLE PLA ys.-Charter- house was on Saturday afternoon the scene of an interesting performance by the Elizabethan Stage Society of an old morality" play, ,entitled, II Every Man," the original manuscript of which still exists in the library of Lincoln Cathedral. The representation, which was personally supervised.by Mr. Poel, included an episode from one of the Chester 11 miracle plays on "The Sacrifice of Isaac." It has been arranged that this morality," which is a masterpiece of its kind, and of unique import- ance to students of the development of our British drama, shall be reproduced at the Charterhouse to-day t aturday). THE Dics STEAMERS.—At a recent meet- ing of the Chester Boating and Baths Committee a letter was read from Messrs. Dean and Dawson, Liverpool, stating that for some time past they have had con- siderable difficulty in making satisfactory arrangements for the conveyance of private parties by river to Eccleston Ferry, they being unable to charter a steamer capable of con- veying 300 persons at one time from the Groves to Eccleston. The committee resolved That Messrs. Dean and Dawson be informed the committee are of opinion there is already sufficient accommodation provided; the six steamers licensed being capable of conveying 743 passengers." BUCKLEY ENGINEERS AT CHESTER.-On Monday evening the members of the 1st Flint- shire Royal Engineer Volunteers (Buckley) journeyed to Chester, and were hospitably entertained by their commanding officer, Major Robert Lamb, at his residence in Hoole. The company, to the number of about 100, under the command of Lieut. R. C. Davies, marched from the headquarters at Buckley to Padeswood Station, where they entrained for Chester. They marched from Chester Station to Major Lamb's residence. The evening was enjoyably spent in various manoeuvres and drills in a field which the commanding officer placed at the disposal of the company, and refreshments were afterwards partaken of. Capt. H. S. Whalley, Capt. Ryde-Jones, and Lieut. Green, of the 1st C.R.E.V., were also present. Mrs. Lamb during the evening held an At Home," which was attended by a large number of citizens. The company afterwards returned to Buckley, where they arrived about nine o'clock after a most pleasant evening's outing. Among the invited guests present were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bate, the Misses Bowers, Mr Herbert Bowers, Mr. R. P. Bradbury, Alderman and Mrs. H. T. Brown, Miss Brown, Mr. H. F. Bull, Dr. Butt, Miss Butt, Mr. A. E. Caldecutt and Miss Caldecutt, Mr and Mrs. T. W. Chalton, Mr. J. J. Cunnah, Lieut. R. C. and Mrs. Davies. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hart Davies, Mr. G. Davison, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Freeman, Rev. and Mrs. George (Buckley), Lieut. Green, Mrs. and Miss Hawkins, Mrs. Johns, Mr. M. Johnson, Rev. J. Bourne Jones and Mrs. Jones, Mr. 1. M. Jones and Mrs Jones, Mr. John Jones and the Misses Jones, Mr. John Jones and Miss Jones, Mr and Mrs. J. H. Laybourne, Mr. R. Lamb junr., and Mrs. Lamb, Dr. Lees, Mr. E. Lees, Major F. B. Mason and Mrs. Mason, Mr. T. B. and Mrs. Meacock, Mr. W. H. and Mrs. Nightingale, Mr. G. and Mrs. Parker, Mr. W. Peers and Miss Peers, Mr. J. R. Rae, Captain and Mrs. T. Ryde-Jones, Mr. R. C. Smith (Guilden Sutton), Rev. A. W. and Mrs. Ward, Major Webber (Mold), Captain H. S. and Mrs. Whalley, Mr. R. L. Williams. The Massa Bros. played music during the evening. BRADLET'S sell All-far Elastio FELT HATS, at 3/9, in any shape; as comfortable as a cap, really 14/6 goods.—Foregate-Btreet (corner of BoUer-atreet) and 70, Brook-street.
CHESTER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ART. FURTHER RESULTS. I Toe following results of the City and Guilds of London Institutes technological examina- tions are to hand:—Carpentry and joinery- honours grade John James Evans, 2nd class; ordinary grade: Philip L. Dykins, 1st class Thomas H. Lawrence, 2nd class; Luke V. Roberts, 1st class; James E. Stephen, 2nd class; Luke Griffiths, 2nd class. Masonry-honours grade Wm. Henry Clegg, 2nd class ordinary grade: James E. Stephen, 2nd class; Luke V. Roberts, 2nd class; Wm. Ernest Brown, 1st class; Philip L. Dykins, 1st class; Joseph Davies, 2nd class; Thomas Davies, 1st class. Brickwork-ordinary grade: James E. Stephen, 2nd class Philip L. Dykins, 2nd class; Joseph Davies, 2nd class; Luke Griffiths, 2nd class Wm. Ernest Brown, 1st class. Results of the Board of Education science examinations are as follows :-Practical plane and solid geometry (elementary) Harold G. Stanway, 1st class; William Manifold, 1st class; Luke Griffiths, 1st class; Herbert R. Griffiths, 2nd class; Alfred H. Bowers, 1st class.
I WAVERTON FETE. The wonted quietude of this pleasant village gave place to merry-making on Wednesday, on the occasion of the third annual fete. Notwith- standing numerous counter-attractions, the event passed off with every success, and no fault could be found with the arrangements, which were ex- cellently carried out. The sports were the chief attraction. Some prominent athletes competed in the various races, and some exciting and close finishes were witnessed. One of the best races of the afternoon was the bicycle race of two miles. This was cleverly won by T. Ridgway, who shews promise of becoming an excellent cyclist. The slow bicycle race caused some amusement, T. Ridgway eventually gaining the first prize, al- though he got in last. W. H. Groucott is a well- known runner, and he came in first in the final of the quarter-mile flat race handicap in grand style, notwith- standing that he was the scratch man £ tnd that he had some extremely fast runners to com- pete against. Great interest was taken in the donkey races. The donkeys seemed to require a great deal of persuasion. The following are the results:-One mile bicycle handicap (open)—First heat: 1, C. Cummins; 2, J. Hinde. Second heat: 1, W. Thomas; 2, S. Clutton. Third heat: 1, F. A. Griffiths; 2, W. Scott. Fourth heat: 1, T. Dunning; 2, T. Ridgwav. Final: 1, Thomas; 2, Ridgway. 120 yards fiat race handicap—First heat: 1, E. J. Colley; 2, A. S. Hill. Second heat: 1, S. E. Newns; 2, W. Johnson. Third heat: 1, W. H. Groucott; 2, C. Dodd. Fourth heat: 1, W. Edge; 2, A. Peers. Final: 1, Edge; 2, Newns. Donkey race (first past the post): 1, Mr. G. Warburton's Lil; 2, Mr. J. K. Knott Hutchin- son's Japonica. Slow bicycle race (open), last two in each heat to ride in' the final-First heat: Dun- ning and Ridgway. Second heat: Cummins and H. Gregory. Third heat: W. Bevin and W. John- son. Final: 1, T. Ridgway; 2, W. Johnson. Two miles bicycle race handicap (open)—First heat: 1, T. Ridgway; 2, W. Scott. Second heat: 1, W. Thomas 2, T. Dunning. Third heat: 1, C. Cum- mins; 2, F. A. Griffiths. Final: 1, Ridgway: 2, Griffiths. Quarter-mile flat race handicap—First heat: 1, W. H. Groucott; 2, W. Edge; 3, S. E. Newns. Second heat: 1, C. Dodd; 2, W. Neild; 3, W. Johnson. Final: 1, Groucott; 2, Dodd. Donkey race (last in): 1, Mr. G. Warburton's Sure- foot; 2, Mr. S. Poggi's Rambling Katie. One mile bicycle race jlocal): 1, J. Parker; 2, J. Ridg- way. Girls' race (local): 1, F. Salmon; 2, A. Sal- mon; 3, Jessie Barker. Boys' race: 1, T. Shone; 2, B. Gregory; 3, A. Gregory. 120 yards race (local): 1, R. Salmon; 2, Poggie; 3, Gregory. Race for men over 55: 1, E. Roden. For men over 45: 1, T. Shone; 2, Rowlands. Obstacle race 1, Poggi; 2, R. Salmon; 3, H. Fryer. Sack race: 1, R. Morgan; 2, R. Salmon; 3, Poggi. Tug of war: Mr. R. Walker's team beat Mr. T. Shone's team. Mr. R. H. Davis carried out the secretarial duties with great satisfaction, and the following officials deserve a word of commendation: — Messrs. W. Spibey, J. Geddes, Percy Roberts and W. Jones (judges), and Mr. Percy Caswell (starter). The following also assisted in the ar- rangements :-Mrs. Spibey, the Misses Geddes, Miss Tait, the Misses Beal, and Messrs. F. Poggi, Draper, Palin, Rowland, E. Caswell, J. Caswell, T. Jones, W. Pierce, L. Burley, W. Jones, C. Jones and Major. Dancing was spiritedly kept up to the strains of the Christleton Band.
HANDBRIDGE MEN'S INSTITUTE. The athletic sports held annually in connec- tion with the Handridge Men's Club were held on Wednesday afternoon on a field in Eaton- road. Glorious weather favoured the event, and notwithstanding counter attractions there appeared to be very little diminution in the attendance. Curiously enough the event clashed last year with the Mickle Trafford and Shotwick fetes, and it was therefore unfortunate that the Waverton fete should be held on the same day on this occasion. A long programme of sports bad been prepared, consisting of 15 events, but owing to the punctuality with which the racers were got on their mark the programme was concluded by half-past eight. The majority of the races were very keenly contested, and a most enjoyable afternoon's sport was provided. The officials responsible for the success of the afternoon were as follows :—Stewards: the Rev. H. Grantham, the Rev. J. R. Fuller, Messrs. H. B. Dutton, E. Gilbert, J. T. Golder, S. B. Jacson, John Thompson, R. Atherton, W. Barton, A. Blake, J. Crossley, A. Dryland, O. Humphreys, T. Lanceley, F. Povey, J. Pritchard, F. Reed, and G. Taylor; marksman, Mr. T. W. Rogers; starter; Mr. G. Parker; judges, Messrs. R. J. Williams, T. L. Edwards, and A. Rowson hon. treasurer, Mr. F. Barnett; secretary, Mr. J. Speakman. The band of the 22nd Regiment (depot) played sweet selections during the after- noon, and in the evening for dancing. This forms one of the chief features of the event, and it is needless to remark that the votaries of the "light fantastic" enjoyed themselves to their heart's content. Appended are the results of the sports Flat race, 80 yards. For boys under 10 years of age attending Handbridge day schools: 1, W. Fussul; 2. J. Hill; 3, E. Mallard. Handicap flat race, 100 yards. Open to Hand- bridge licensed fishermen. Competitors to run in fishing boots and working clothes 1, Broadhurst; 2, S. Dobson; 3, E. Sconce. Flat race, 80 yards. For girls under 10 years of age attending Hand bridge day schools: 1, A. Palin; 3. M. Mallard; 3, E. Griffith. Handicap flat race, 120 yards. Open to all members 1, C. Temple; 2, J. Ledsham; 3, F. Davenport. Potato race. Open to all members. Com- petitors start from jars, fetch one by one (accord- ing to judges' instructions) six potatoes placed five yards apart, and place in a jar, and continuing with same to winning tape 10 yards further 1, S. Blake; 2, A. Dryland; 3, E. Rodgers. Flat race, 120 yards. For boys over 10 and under 14 years of age attending Handbridge day schools: 1, S. Temple; 2, F. Woods; 3, A. Rogers. Egg and spoon race, 50 yards. Open to all members. To be competed for according to the instructions of the judges. Spoons to be carried in the mouth, hands to be held behind the back 1, A. Dryland; 2, G. Tremlett. Boot race. Open to all members. Competitors select their own boots, which must be black lace- ups (shoes not allowed) from a hamper 60 yards from starting point, put them on, and continue to the winning tape 60 yards further 1, E. iiogers 2, J. Broadhurst. Flat race, quarter-mile. Open to all members 1, W. H. Walters; 2, C. Temple 3, J. Ledsham. Flat race, 100 yards. For girls over 10 and unaer it years 01 age attending nana bridge day schools 1, A. Woods 2, E. Stout; 3, E. Mills. Three-legged race, 100 yards. Open to all members. This race resulted in a dead heat between G. Taylor-0. Humphreys and J. Evans —A. Moses. On running off Taylor and Humphreys proved easy winners. Evans and Moses received second prize, while H. Dryland and G. Tremlett obtained the third. Thread-the-needle race, 80 yards. Open to all members. Competitors provided with thread which must be held in both hands extended above the head, run with same to lady partner. The latter furnished with a needle will thread same and hand it to competitor, who will continue to winning tape. The ladies to receive the prize 1, J. Dryland (Miss Gaythorp); 2, O. Humphreys (Mrs. Humphreys) 3, G. Taylor (Miss Pollie Orme). Wheelbarrow race, 100 yards. Open to all members: 1, S. Blake and J. Swinnerton 2 W. Walters and J. Dryland; 3, W. White and T. Broadhurst. Sack race, 80 yaros. vpen to au members 1, J. Pritchard; 2, T. Rogers; 3. F. Davenport. The programme was brought to a conclusion by a tug of war, which, after a keen tussle, was won by Mr. Povey's team. The rector (the Rev. H. Grantbam) after- wards, in a few introductory remarks, intro- duced Mrs. H. Y. Barker, Heron Bridge, who had kindly consented to present the prizes to the successful competitors. She was after- wards accorded a hearty vote of thanks on the proposition of the rector, seconded by Mr. John Thompson. Mr. H. Y. Barker suitably responded on behalf of his wife. I