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The Right Hon. John Morley, M.P., has arrived on a visit to Hawarden Castle. The Earl of Macclesfield is to be one of her Majesty's four train bearers at the Coronation. Lord and Lady Mostyn have arrived at 1, Here- ford-garctens for the season. The Duchess of Westminster left Eaton for Halkyn Castle. Her Grace returns to Eaton to-day (Saturday). Lord Tollemache has been prevented by ill health from attending any of the King's Levees. He has now left London for Peck fur ton. It was announced in the Senate at Melbourne, on Wednesday night that the Earl of Hopetoun is about to resign the Governor-Generalship of the Australian Commonwealth. Lord and Lady Shaftesbury arc now at Hedsor, which they have taken from Lord Boston for May and June. Hedsor is Lord Boston's house on the river, near Clifden, Maidenhead. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Threlfall and the Misses Threlfall have arrived at 24, Cadogan-gardens for the season. Mrs. Charles Threlfall will give a small dance there on Thursday, the 12th of June. Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., was unable, through an unfortunate attack of influenza, to vote for the second reading of the Education and the Finance Bills. Mr. Yerburgh is at present recruiting his health at Woodfold, his seat at Blackburn. The King has been pleased to place in the hands of Messrs. Thomas Agnew and Sons the copyright of the State portrait of His Majesty by Mr. Luke Fildes, R.A., and to permit them to arrange to publish a mezzotint of the picture by Mr. J. B. Pratt. Sir Elliott Lees, Bart., D.S.O., M.P., left London on Tuesday in order to. go into camp with the Dorsetshire Yeomanry, in which corps he holds a captain's commission, for their annual trainin-, and will be absent from his Parliamentary duties until the end of the month. It is understood that Lord Penrhyn has just purchased the Plas Ladwig estate, Bangor, from Mr. W. Farrar Roberts. Plas Lodwig was strongly supported locally as a better site for the University College of North Wales than the Bishop's Park- cum-Penrallt site, which was finally selected by the Governors. Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll attended Colonel Barrington Foote's concert at Grosvenor House on Tuesday. Her Royal Highness was met at the entrance, and conducted to the concert room by Countess Grosvenor and Colonel and Mrs. Barrington Foote, and remained to the end of the concert. Among the congregation at the Hawarden Parish Church on Saturday evening was Lord Aberdeen, who had driven over from Chester in the afternoon to the Rectory. His Lordship had been attending the Installation of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales as Chancellor of the Welsh University on the preceding Friday at Carnarvon. A meeting of the executive committee of the f National Memorial to Mr. Gladstone was held on I Tuesday at Spencer-house. Earl Spencer presided. Among the subjects considered were the site for the London monument now being executed by Mr- Hame Thornycroft, R.A., the designs for the Edinburgh monument by Mr. Pittendrio-h Macgillivray, R.S.A., and the building for the St. Deiniol's Library at Hawarden. Miss Dorothy Cotton-Jodrell's wedding to Captain Ramsden is fixed for June 3rd, and will take place at St. Paul's, Kniglitsbridge. The bride's dress will be embroidered with white roses. and the bridesmaids will have toques and bouquets of the same flower. There are to be ten brides- maids, among whom are Miss Clive Jodrell, Lady Muriel Parsons, Lady Beatrix Taylour, and the little daughters of Lady Maud Ramsden, Lady Broughton, and Mrs. Cosmo Bonsor. HOOTON PARK WHITSUNTIDE MEETIXG. The forthcoming race meeting at Hooton on Bank Holiday promises to be one of the most attractive, upwards of eighty entries for the six races to be decided having been secured. As the value of the stakes is far in excess of most purely steeplechase meetings, runners will be plentiful and of the best class. The course was visited by several owners and trainers during Chester race-week, and pronounced by them one of the finest in the kingdom. Under the able management of Mr. W. S. Gladstone, a good day's racing is certain. The principal events will be the Hooton Hall Handicap Steeplechase of 200 sov., and the Selling Steeplechase of 150 sov. The Earl of HaddingtOll and the Ladies Baillie Hamilton have arrived at 41, Eaton-square. The Marchioness of Cholmondeley and Lady Lettice Cholmondeley have arrived at 21, Brvanston- street. The Earl and Countess of Scarborough have ar- rived at 21. Park-lane, from Sandbeck Park, Rotherham. Katharine Duchess of Westminster and Lady Mary Grosvenor were at Mrs. Algernon Egerton's dance. Mrs. Thomas Brocklebank was presented at the Court of May 2nd by the Viscountess Cross and not as we stated in our issue of last week. Mr. A. G. Boscawen, M.P., and Mrs. Boscawen were amongst those present at the last Court held by the King and Queen. The Committee of the House of Lords has just passed the Wrexham Train ways Bill, by which it is proposed to run an electric tramway four miles to khosllanerchrugog. A concert, under royal and distinguished patron- age, will be held on Thursday, June 5, at three o'clock, at Grosvenor House (by kind permission of the Duke of Westminster), in aid of t Eertl iiission of Relief Ship Fund. The newly-appointed Registrar of the County Court of Altrincham is Mr. James Bowen Rowlands, a son of his Honour J udge Bowen Rowlands K.C., of the County Court Circuit of which Birkenhead is the centre. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a donation of ?5 5s. to the Parkgate Conv=nt Home from the Chester and District Workingmen's Hospital Saturday Committee. Among those present at the ball given by Lord Leconfield on Friday night at his residence in Chesterfield Gardens, were Lord and Lady Crewe with Lady Sybil Primrose, the Countess Grosvenor, Lady Shaftesbury, and Lady Lettice Grosvenor The marriage between John Douglas Wynne Griffith, eldest son of W. D. W. G riffith, of Garn, Denbighshire, and Winifred Ellen, youngest daughter of the Rev. William Nash, rector of Somerby-cum-Humby, Grantham, will take place on Thursday, the 19th of June, at Somerby. The fourth annual dinner of the Shropshire Society was held at the Hotel Cecil on Fridav. Colonel Kenyon-Slaney occupied the chair, and among the large company present were: Lord Barnard, the Hon. S. F. Ormsby-Gore, M.P., Sir Wyke Bayliss, Mr. Wynne Come, Captain Cecil Hunt, Mr. Edgar Kcnyon, Mr. Jasper More, M.P., Mr. J. H. Redman, Mr. G. N. Marcy, Captain Adrian Jones, and the hon, secretary, Mr. Middleton Richards F.S.I. SUCCESS.—Mr. Hugh C. Brierley, third son of the late Mr. J. C. Brierley, of Chester, has just passed the examination held in April for the fellowship of the Surveyors' Intitute (F.S.I.). In the previous examination for associateship a year ago, he was placed first on the list and carried off the Institution prize of 15 guineas. VOLUNTEERING IN FLINTSHIRE.—We find from the War Office returns, that on the 1st November, 1901, the number of Volunteers enrolled in Flint- shire was 1,074. These figures are made up as follows:—Engineers (1st Flintshire): 143 efficient, 11 non-efficient; total enrolled, 154. Rifles (2nd V.B. Royal Welch Fusiliers): 912 efficient, 8 non- efficient total enrolled, 920. GBOSVENOB PARK BAPTIST CHURCH.—The school anniversary services were held on Sunday, the special preacher being the Hon. D. T. Phillips, U.S. Consul, Cardiff. A young people's service was held in the afternoon, and was ably presided over by Air. R. H. Lanceley. The preacher for the day distributed the prizes for the past year, also medals to scholars who had collected 5s. and more for the Century Fund." On Monday there was a public tea, which was followed by a lecture from the Hon. T. D. Phillips, entitled Uncle Sam and John Bull." The Sheriff of Chester occupied the chair, and was supported by several members of the Town Council. HANDBRIDGE MAN CENSUIIF-D.-On Monday, Mr. E. Brassey (city coroner), held an inquest at the Coach and Horses, Handbridge, on the two-months, old daughter of John Jtmes, labourer, Harrison's- court, n and bridge.—The father of the child said that on Saturday evening his daughter was well, but when he awoke on Sunday morning she was dead. In reply to the Coroner, four children, his wife and himself slept in the bed. Neither was the worse for drink. The child was insured for 30s. He had been in regular work for seven years and earned 18s. a week.—Dr. Harrison said death was due to over-lying. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," and the witness Jones was censured by the Coroner for not providing better sleeping accommodation for his family. MAP OF JNANTWICH AND DISTRICT.—We have received from the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture a folding pocket map recently pub- lisned by the Ordnance Survey of Nantwich and the surrounding district, on the scale of one inch to the mile. The map is printed in colours on sheets 18 inches by 12 inches, mounted on canvas, in a cover, price Is. The map is in outline with contours, the hill leatures being printed in brown. It is useful for general topographical purposes, and should also prove serviceable to cyclists and pedestrians, since it shews the roads, indicating their character and whether metalled or not, footpaths, hills, rivers, towns, villages, railway stations, and local boundaries. Copies of the map may be obtained from the local agents or, through any bookseller, from the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton. Copies may also be ordered through head post-ofiices in towns where there are no agents. THE LATE HON. CLAUD VIVIAN.-The coffin con- taining the remains of the late Hon. Claud Hamilton Vivian, whose death we announced in our last issue, was brought from London late on Sunday and placed in Pentraeth Church soon after daylight on Monday morning. Those attending the funeral assembled at the church at 12.30. The Rector, the Rev. E. P. Howell. read the burial service, and the bearer party consisted of twelve tenants and servants. A massive wreath of forget-me-nots from Mary Lady Vivian was placed on the coffin and lowered into the grave, and a beautiful Welsh hymn was sung by the choir as a final leave-taking. The chief mourners were Anthony, Claud, Cyril, and Paul Vivian (sons), the Hon. W. W. Vivian (brother), Lord Vivian, and the Earl of Buchan. Others present included Sir Richard Wiliiams-Bulkeiey, Air- Rice-Roberts, Air. Taylor, Capt. Williams, Mr. Lambert, and many others, including the tenantry. There were a great number of wreaths. THE KING'S LEVEE.—At a levee held by the King on Monday, the following, among others, were pre- sented ;Ür. T. Brocklebank, deputy-lieutenant for Cheshire, by Earl Egerton of Tatton Lieutenant R. Barbour, Cheshire Imperial Yeomanry, on return from active service, by Colonel Earl of Harrington; Second Lieut. P. K. Glazebrook, Cheshire Imperial Yeomanry, by Colonel the Earl of Harrington; Major Lord A. H. Gros- venor, Cheshire Imperial Yeomanry, on return from active service, by Colonel the Earl of Harrington; Capt. N. W. Haig, 6th Dragoons, adjutant Cheshire Imperial Yeomanry, on return from active service, by Colonel the Earl of Har- rington Lieut. A. M. R. Legh, Cheshire Im- perial Yeomanry, by Colonel the Earl of Har- rington; Second Lieut. G. C. Lees-Milne, Cheshire Imperial Yeomanry, by Colonel the Earl of Harrington; Mr. Alfred Mond, by Dr. Ludwig Mond; Mr. Robert Mond, by Dr. Ludwig Mond; Captain R. S. Webber, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, on return from active service, by Major-General Sir Leslie Rundle, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O. THE DEE ESTATES.—In the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice on ednesday the case of The King v. The Dee Estates, Limited, came before the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Channell, sitting as a Divisional Court, on an application for the issue of a writ of certiorari to remove an indictment for trial into the High Court. Mr. S. Moss, who made the application, read an affidavit by Mr H. G. Roberts, solicitor, of Mold, Flintshire, and clerk to the Hawarden Rural District Council, from which it appeared that the inspector to the Hawarden Rural District Council, named Lloyd, laid an information against the Dee Estates before the Hawarden justices, under section 94 of the Highways Act of 1835, alleging that higher Ferry Lane, in the parish of Sealand, was out of repair, and that the Dee Estates, Limited, were liable to keep the highway in repair. The defendants denied their liability, whereupon the justices ordered an indictment to be preferred against the defendants. The motion now was that the indictment should be removed into this court. The Court granted the writ of certiorari, making it absolute in the first instance. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—The following candidates were successful in passing in the local centre examination of the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music held at Chester on April 1st:—Senior Grade- Pass Certificates :— Miss Ethel M. Beckett, violin (teacher, Mr. Leon Veerman) Miss Mary H. Jones, piano, Howell's School, Denbigh (Miss Isabel Mac-farren); Miss Phyllis M. Owen, violin, Queen's School Mr. Leon Veerman) Miss Ellen A. Pickering, piano (Miss A. F. Stephens); Miss Evelyn M. Smith, piano (Dr. Joseph C. Bridge); Miss Isabel R. Wilson, piano, School of Music, Mold (Madame Douglas-Adams). Junior Grade—Pass Certificate: Miss Elizabeth B. Wrench, piano (Miss G. -At. Pollitt). Rudiments of Music-Pass Certificates; Miss Alary H. Jones, Howell's School, Denbigh (Miss Isabel Macfarren) Miss Phyllis M. Owen, Queen's School (Mr. Leon Veerman); Miss Ellen A. Pickenng (Miss A. F. Stephens); Miss Evelyn M. Smith (Dr. Joseph C. Bridge); Miss Isabel R. Wilson, School of Music, Mold (Madame Douglas-Adams); Miss Marion Ashton, the Queen's School (Miss M. Macdonald); Miss Elizabeth Evans, School of Music, Mold (Madame Douglas-Adams); Miss Florence M. Harris (Miss F. Stephens) Miss Kate Walker, Miss Birch's School (Miss A. F. Stephens); Miss M. Wallington (Miss Katherine Clegg) Miss Winifrede Williams, School of Music, Mold (Madame Douglas-Adams). CHESTER SUXDAY SCHOOL UNION—On Wednes- day evening an interesting meeting took place in the City-road Presbyterian Church, when over 40 veteran Sunday school teachers belonging to the Chester Sunday School Union were presented with diploma awards, recently granted by the Sunday School Union Council for long and valuable service in the Sunday school cause. Mr. Beresford Adams (president of the union) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance. In a short address the president remarked that the meeting was almost unique in its character Most of them would know that the movement with which they were identified that night was started by the council of the Sunday School Union. Already between three and four thousand long service diplomas had been issued through the Sunday School Union, and he was glad to say that Chester was contributing a fair share of applicants for the diplomas, for he understood there were 44 on the list of recipients Councillor W. G. Townend, of Middleton, presented the awards to the following teachers:—Mr. John Miller (Gros- venor Park Baptist), Mrs. Richard Jones, Mrs. Ffoul es, Mr. Thos. Reeves and Mr. John Morris (Boughton Congregational. the Rev. W. Jones and Mrs. Jones (Handbridge), Mr. C. Setchell, Mr. W. Denson and Mr. Wm. Pritchard (City Mission Mrs. W. T. Williams. Miss Higgins, Miss Annie Jackson and Mr. C. W. Crosbie (Northgate Con- gregational), Mr. WTilcox, Mr. W. Skenfield, Mr. John Jones, Mr. Edward Lloyd, Miss Mary Haswell, Miss Kate Edwards and Mr. John Cameron (City-road Presbyterian), Mr. A. W. Armstrong. Mr. W. Ferguson). Mr. J. Settle, Mr. R. Wallis, Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Chas. McGill (Newgate-street Presbyterian), Mr. Beresford Adams, Mr. Geo. Adams, Mr. J. T. Partington, Mr. Phomix, Mr. R. Lanceley, Mr. J. Vernon, -N l r J. Vernon, Miss Seller, Mr. W. Candeland, Mr. Jos. Jones, Mr. Thos. Adams, Mr. Henrv Clegg, Mr. Thos. Nixon, Mr. E. Cotgreave, and Mr. W. Vemon (George-street Primitive Methodist).— Councillor Townend dtcrwards delivered a forcible address. CHESTER GLEE CLUB.—The last "smoker" of the season under the auspices of the Glee Club, took place at the Oddfellows' Hall on Tuesday night, Mr. W. O. White presiding over a crowded attendance. Mr. E. Robmson, the senior deputy-conductor, owing to the absence of the conductor through indis- position. was called upon to wield the baton, and under his direction the club gave a smart rendering of a number of choice glees, including, "Come, gentle Zephyr," "Hart and hind are in their lair," Ina cell or C;LVERN deep," Comrades in arms, Strike the lyre, and "The image of the rose," t11,.e solo^ in the ??' being capitally sung by Mr. W. E. Snelson. A great treat was furnished bv the rendering in a highly finished style of a couple of violin solos by Mr. Rowlands, of Liverpool, who was introduced by Captain Hall, the secretary. His first selection, "Gipsy Dance," was sufficient to rouse the enthusiasm of the audience, and in response to a vociferous encore he contributed a Cradle song," touching in its beautiful simplicity, which quite captivated his hearers. Mr. Rowlands was also encored for his second solo, in which he dis- plaved marvellously fine technique. He was accom- panied on the piano by Mr. G. H. Allen, of East- ham, who al so delighted the audience with his selection of comic songs, which included, "Dolly Grey, So was I," and as encores "Ballymoney Conversazione," and "Why did I leave my little back room." Mr. A. M. Proctor, who was in fine voice, gave Thou'rt passing hence," responding to an encore with the always-popular" Yeoman's Wedding." Mr. H. C. Houghton sang with good taste Only once more," while Mr. Robinson, after being encored for The laird's fling," responded with the humorous song "The jolly anglers." Before the proceedings closed the president (Mr. W. O. White) thanked the members for their support during the year, and incidentally referred to the fact that an early river trip was m contem- plation. Mr. R. Butterworth presided at the piano with his accustomed skill, and the concert wound up with the glee "To our next merry meeting," Auld lang syne," and the National Anthem.




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