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HAWARDEN. PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Thursday week, twelve colliers in the emnlov of the Ha warden Colliery Company, of which Mr. John Bates Gregory is manager, were summoned for leaving their work without giving a fortnight's notice. Ii, appeared that. they left their work in consequence of a dispute as to the kind of lamp they ought to use. After a long hearing the bench fined them Is. each, and costs. Joseph Hughes and John Hughes, two brothers, were summoned by the guardians of the Ha warden Union for neg'ecting to contribute towards the maintenance of their father, who was in receipt of OU) dwr relief. An order of II". 6i. per week, was made on the first named defendant, and 6d. per week on the otV;<*r. Henry Ward, of Little Mountain, and John Whalley, of Sealand, were summoned by the same guardians for not taking their children for inspection, accord- ing to the provisions of the vaccination act. They were fined 6:1. each and costs. PROPOSED CHORAL SOCIETY.—A meeting held the other evening in the Hxwarden Infant School to consider the desirability of forming a choral society for Hawarden and its neighbourhood. The chair was occupied by Mr. Webb, and among those present were the Hon. and Rev. A. V. Lyttelton, W. H. Gladstone, Esq., Mr. and Miss Bateman, the Misses Fox (Castle Hill). Miss Cooper, Messrs. W. Roberts, T. Bailey, W. Jowitt, &c. After a few introductory remarks the Chair- man moved, "That this meeting deems it. de sirable that a Choral Society should be formed, to be called the Hawarden Choral Society:" This having been carried unanimously, it was also resolved That the management of the society be vested in a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, conductor, accompanist, and a committee of four." W. H. Gladstone, Esq., was unanimously elected presidentthe Hon. and Rev. A. V. Lyttel- ton accompanist; Mr. W. A. Jowett, conductor; and Mr. Webb, treasurer and secretary. The meeting was then adjourned till Thursday when the committee was appointed, the terms of subscription fixed, and other matters of detail considered and settled.







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