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OSWESTRY. PRIMITIVE METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFEB- KNI'E.— Tae Shrewsbury connexion held a confer- ence in the Public Hail on Sunday and Monday last. Rev C. H. Hunt. Leeds, preached to large congregations in the forenoon and evening. A children's service was held in the afternoon. The conference was continued that in the Primi- tive Methodist Chapel, and concluded with a public meeting in the same chapel on Monday evening. Mr R. Bennett presided, and addresses were given by Rev C. H. Hunt, and Messrs A. A. Birchcnongh, D. J. Jones and others. TRIANGULAR SHOOTING MATCH AT WHITCHUBWI.—. The last of the above matches took place on th Whitchurch range on Saturday last. Ellesmere beat Whitchurch at the first range by tlu-ce points, but at the other ranges the home team defeated Oswestry by 43 and Ellesmere by 51. Refresh- ments were supplied by Private W. Tudor, Grey- hound Inn. Scores Whitchurch Private D. Sherbrook. 89; Private W Tudor. 84: Sergt. W W Wyati. 84: Corpl. W. Woollam. 81: Sergt. J. R. Heatley, 79 Private J. Bcbbington, 74 ergean J. Richards. 72: Lieut. II. H. Etchis. 64; Sergt. Instructor T. Maddens. 64; Corpl. A. Jones, 63; total 754. < (swestry Corporal Wellings, 91; Sergt. J. E. Thomas. 84; SeTgt. A. Thomas, 76; Private J. Bailey. 75; Lance-Corporal E. Bailey, 74; Sergt.-Major E. Byrne. 65: Bugler J. Nield, 65; Sergt. Aldritt, 62: Bugler J. Matthews, 60; Private R. Thomas. 54; total, 711. Ellesmere Orderly Sergeant F. Brown. 83; Private Adams, 81; Corpora] Preston. 78; Private D. Robinson,76; Sergt.-Instructor Walker, 74 Private diet wood, 71: Private Tabor, 69; Private S. Griffiths, 68: Private Bate. 66: Lance-Corporal J. Hood, 57; total, 723. HAY ON FIRE AT CnIlKHLHH. Un Momiay evening, the University Fire Brigade were sum- moned by messenger, to a fire which broke out in the stack yard attached to the residence of the Misses Richards of Criekheath near Oswestry. The stack was the property of Mr. John Richards of Llynclys. and the tire was first discovered by some women who were at the place milking. The brigade, under the command of Lieut. Williams, proceeded with all despatch to the spot, and as there was a plentiful supply of water, the flames were speedily extinguished." The stack contained between forty and fifty tons of new hay and the damage is estimated at £200. which is fuHy covered by insurance in the Alliance Fire Office, of which Mr. T. A hitfield, jun.. is the local agent. The origin of the fire is unknown. BREAKING INTO THE WoRKHOrSE. On Tuesday, I a youth named Joseph Charles Williams, Watr brought up at the Borough Police Court, before Messrs F. (i. Buller Swete. and George Owen, charged by Mr Fulcher. with burglariously enter- ing the Workhouse on Saturday night. After gain- ing admission the accused had a hearty meal, anti ran away in the morning with three pounds of t hread- On Monday he gave himself up to the police. Defendant, who had been an inmate of the House had been discharged for a time to see if lie could find employment. He was sent back to the House, and bound over to appear if called upon. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. Thursday. Before Captain Lovatt (presiding), Rev. T. M. Bulkeley Owen, Messrs. R. Moon and E. Burke Wood. LARCENY.—John Betram Evans, lamp boy (14), Gobowen G. W. Railway Station, was charged with stealing from a parcel four packets of cigarettes on 14th inst., with stealmg from a parcel 40 packets of cigarettes on 21st May, with stealing Is. in money from the booking office at Gobowen Railway Station. Mr. A. G. Hubbard, Paddington, appeared for the prosecution.- The parcel of tobacco was consigned from Shrewsbury to George Edward Evans, tobacconist, Beatrice street, Oswestry, and when the parcel arrived 3 ounces were found W be missing.—Richard Roberts (15) stated he saw the defendant take the parcels into the parcel office, open the parcel of tobacco and take out some cigar- ettes and tobacco.—Mr. Bernard A. Killaway. rail- way detective, stated he received information that some tobacco had been stolen from a parcel in transit from Shrewsbury to Oswestry, and pro- ceeded to Gobowen and questioned the defendant whu then stated the parcel was in loose conditien when he received it, and afterwards admitted tak- ing the tobacco, which he gave to Sydney Reed, Driver Reed, and Fireman Newton. The prisoner was afterwards handed over to the Oswestry poliee. Accused pleaded guilty.—Rev. H. Holbech, Rector of Whittington, testified to the boy's previous good character, as did also a former employer of the Company.—After consideration the Bench unani- mously decided that in consequence of the very good character borne by the defendant they would not send him to jail, bnt bound him over to appear when called on. DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES.—JOHN Edwards, labourer, Maesbury, and Thomas Kynaston, labourer, Aston, were charged with being found drunk in the Queen's Head Inn on the 9th May. Mr W. H. Bott appeared for the defendants. P.S. Wildsmith stated he saw the defendants come out of the Queen's Head Inn at eight o'clock. Both were drunk and he ordered them to go away. Mr George Gauge, Maesbury, stated he saw defendants come out of the inn. Both were drunk and Kvnas- tou's mouth was bleeding.—William Holme, groom, Aston Hall, corroborated.—Mrs Emily Edwards, wife of the proprietor of the Queen's Head, was called for the defence and stated Kynaston was not drunk. She stopped the tap on him because of his bad language. Edwards was not drunk and had been employed cleaning cycles. Cross-examined Kynaston's mouth was bleeding. The defendants w ere not fighting.—Mrs Kvnaston stated that her husband was sober when he came home on the night in question at nine o'clock. -The case was di.smissd.-George Edwards. labourer, was charged ^it being found on the licensed premises of the n1' hittington. Mr Davies, the proprietor, aud I .C. Jenkins gave evidence. Fined 10s and 5s costs. costs. ^RlJ^KEN'XE!>s> ETC.— Samuel Griffiths, labourer, "cst Felton, charged by P.C. Hirons was lined 5s. and 5s. costs for the above offence.- Harry Kynaston, dealer, Llall dysilio. and Alfred Kynaston, butcher, Oswestry, were charged by P.S. Wildsmith vv ith being drunk and disorderly in the village of Llanymynech, on 18th inst. Eined 5s. and 5s. costs each. -John Jones, labourer. Treflaeh. charged by P.C. Jones, was fined 5s. and 5s. costs. RIDING A BICYCLE WITHOUT Ellis Hughes, builder, Oswestry, was charged by P.O. H irons with ridiug a bicycle through West Feltra at 9.45 p.m., on the 12th inst, without a light. The defendant stated he had been delayed on the road through the breaking of a pedal. Fined Is and costs.—Win Davies, waggoner, Fox Hall, Maesbury, and W m Davies, groom, was charged by P.S. Wild- smith with riding a bicycle on the Maesbury road after sunset on 20th June. Morgau was fined Is and costs, and Davies 6d and costs. POACHING.— Joseph Dyke, labourer, Trefonen, was charged by P.C. Jones, with poaching at Tre- fonen. The constable found the accused on the roadway about 3 a.m., and found a rabbit in his possession. Fined 2s 6d and costs. DOG MUZZLING.— Sarah Sutton, Iftou Heath, was charged by P.C. Fieldhouse with having a dog at large without a license on 18th June. The defendant stated the dog was only loose about ten minutes. The case was dismissed. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN HIS IVIFE AND FAMILY.— Thomas Pike, labourer, Morda, was charged by his wife with neglecting to maintain his wife Ö and- family.. The prosecutrix stated the accused had paid her no money money for over twelve months. A order was made for 5s a week.

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