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Vo OSWESTRY. ^TKEN,-LU'R,REPL'ESETLTAfive in Oswestry is Mr ROBERT House, Oswald Road, to whom ^PorWi ° £ *ven °f all events required to be ln the COUNTY TIMES. {OLc^ ^r* Rey«olds- Mns. Doc., ^enhp'i)accePte(i the conductorship of the « ^Rc^K arnbria)i Choral Society. on ^IS0RDERI'Y- At the Borough Police t ^ata^ Iues,]»y before the Mayor (Mr. C. E. Qui atU^ Messrs" ^eo- Gwen an(i Geo. Perks, *6Vei1 datM • 'a^,otlrei') was fined 5s. and costs or overly j^Sp.lrnPr'son»ient for being drunk and dis- AxKlVEg oati'ice street on Monday evening, I^ECTIN 'L,AR.V SERVICES.—Anniversary services in °H Sat^'1 the Welsh Wesleyan Church were an^ Sunday, when the preachers aeQo» T Evans, Oswestrv. and Rev. W. :E};GI ones, of Liverpool. K ARY -FT- APTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The anni- theaS °°*ekrated on Saturday and Sunday, 41ortli Rev. Thompson, preached let.viccee evening. In the afternoon a flower w ~le'c^ when addresses were given by 9,8 nieeiJ,°1n a"d Mr. C. G. Bayley. The rostrum b^otpA-r' with flowers. o^Qghn '^SSAL^T ON SUPT. LANGFORD.—At the p ip[)|ee, ,')Ur'; on Tuesday, John Edwards, labourer, l**u £ £ Was brought before the Mayor (Mr C. K- Ped W-S{' Geo. Owen and Geo. Perks, o^itig a being drunk and disorderly, with com- ?Pt. Lan of the peace, and with assaulting or^j iu Beatrice Street, on Monday ae^rJCe o?t- Langford said he was driving up j^^hen ree' about 11 o'clock with Mr Frank, 'he cent°^^0S^e *^ie Walk they saw a man & of 5e a crowd apparently naked. He got hig aP and found defendant with nothing I bloo i S anc* trousers 0T1) ''is face was covered 8? a ^om' an(' there had evidently been a fight. 'Pped ]tj ?nt> by some peculiar trick, defendant i.0lently e^s r°und witness's legs and threw him af,"1' t>ef° "round- The fall nearly stunned tk^Ujrh*6?-ant then o°t 011 topcf him and kicked 8a? Ctovyr) v, a £ er- Witness called for help from Wo n U0 °Ue came to a^- Defendant w eUp0llU i 'Je quiet and witness let him get up, endaufc threw him down again. A half 0,Wed'arid defendant performed a similar bp^ot & 2eTI times at least, and witness who k^e nP^e|' °f him because he was naked, got^u exhausted with the falls. After Mr th On fv .se lllto the stable he gave assis- | him i near the Plough Inn, defendant } 4a "*M. p pWn a&ain and he nearly became 4^ **> the { Lewis also assisted to take defen- tho nP" (witness) was very unwell J fla^lpset anc* unwell still, and very f Ciw'as yv, to excitement and blows. Defen- ^°.h°rated drunk.—HarryJFrauk, Salop Road, ia^ious -TP.C. Hobson also gave evidence.— f '),1Vlctions against defendant were read, ^jter°Uy angford said he was one of the most Hishe^110,11 *u ^°wn.—The Mayor severely har/^ndant, and sentenced him to six ?ur* He also expressed surprise "ot D0' °^er t° assist-—Supt. Lang- Frank for assistance. He could ft8,8 that Pub'ic did not help, unless ^'j^tGNAT e People were afraid of defendant. ^(Li'°e On 'o51 0F THE ICAR- — At the morning 7) after nnday ^ast the Vicar (Rev. Cecil I 'Ml)lor" a P^ticularly appropriate sermon on Wi!°a S^en by Christ to one of his dis- toylT. 'S that to thee, follow thou Me" hpa °rln8 reference to his own resignation. ^af0*1 ^iiKrp there was some talk of a depu- ^li 1 ^at ? i?rme<1 amongst them. He was glad I ^Od e(l t)i had reached his ears. it had bej^ed t;},6 ^n<ie8t feelings of his heart and Put »^eeP'y- it was of no use, for them re them the principles upon which tL eatjje Tt was out of tone, absolute honest fi ait^ that God guided these things, and hG could be left in His hands. Vl ^hic], f wiHingly leave them after five years' been so loyal and true and which s°lo 11roun<^ him so many friends who had talJa • an<^ encouraged him in every work W° fjac] ,eri in hand ? But then it was not him 'v't} 8fl 0n_e these things. It was them. He tlj- iJig y without anv fear of misinterpretation CQltl8s." say y°u> Jt is y°n who had done these g Looking back on these years of work he k'Sbt 10 niany flaws and many things which I jjj aVe been better done, but he felt grateful I tk^'ily9, ^.is work he bad been supported very k6 ^Qrt» ^ind hands had enabled him to cariy on to!? to entrusted to his care. He would ask Oie^ it) t'10 Larl of Powis would be 60 j 18 i"°^ce of a successor and hoped they '• support him. He would pray ao to n right mrra ac- L 4te Wp wonld be no farewell "en, 4 n ouKhfc i? was not always well to W ^6]i ?a 188 a out a fareweH sermon. They CVj1 how deeply his heart felt and perhaps it M b reason tha-t he wished it to be so. He ViX6 ^th them for a few months yet. The tb^bej Was made in a touching manner, the V deeP'y affected. Mr. Hook, writing in th 8: el)"Iin,- number of the Parish Magazine, aa^,dear Friends,— After long and anxious ■ to i afr er consultation with persons most VSte 1Se me' have accepted the import- Sf'Wac L!amTi^ton" .1 am indeed loath to V /°rr' thp^ 0 1 bave with met so much kind- £ Stf° Vei'v 0w'nsPeople; and work in which I have >1)]?% con, encouragement and help. T am V'f. C:irri0fi < l0'ls much left undone, and much ^W^ateA ? but I do believe that I have 0 (L ^sir,, f ,r> ™y five years' work among you by Nj) in m *>r od's Slory, and an honest longing M'hi.-]f rP!nvor for the best interests of the Sty t0 have laboured, and the people en- .So.)0 °bev'1 Car,0' 1 am convinced that it is my K 1'led J 30 SnCa .1vllich has come utterly unsought, 0 Se,,n,WU many regrets, that I am com- jfyw who ha ate myself and my wife from so h 0v'|ls ? Proverl themselves such kind and of So,!8' ,1 hope to stay among you till ^tv. l.or{) n' 3.1"' an(' that, by that time, our t? fe], an an,! °„W1S -will have found a good c^ntlv-1 W to carr}' on the work which 1 ^icai- •>< :\Ve' Relieve me now your affec- K. 0r'K Q alwoJ*s your most faithful friend. (viclr°u' • iIou(iay- Present: Mr W. JSiw O urman)' Revs" T" M- Bulkeley- J. t> ridgeman, and D. D. Davies, 1<\m -^ndrlmV^e Lees, S. Parry-Jones, T. J\% aM [yw p.eate- E. Goff, J. H. Walford, J. a ei'k rel 1 I Wlfch Mr J- c- Bull (clerk). ,es in Hi reP01"t as follows:—Number 1 IK ^9. 0 f House during the first week, 145 3jjS,r 9a'. ^'door relief, £ 20 13s Od against l5^> <2n]ps relieved' 177; second, 152 Sd-n or relief> £ 2° 53 ld against ^r°tu m 111 reLeved, 88 seven children V>%<} a I6f^eas ?8' C-'lerk also intimated k%>l'ovin:;eVrotn the Local Government a«ch,°f the appointment of Mr \V. D. k l)efoi-0' f, ''1' John Thomas, who had been Isl^hp to i'enlri e Board at the last meeting and tk sent t- Ve family from the Workhouse, <- faj|- 0 5?a°l for two months with hard ann?todo SO- Several members of tk'VC^essi-o c;Ve^ sentence which had been })6 ^ato y> ry Jones, T. Whitfield, and Jh^av^khouco61'? aPP°inted a committee to visit °f the T ore next Board.—Inspector Vk- ^i°n 'tin,, °ca* Government Board, com- 5] h ]V hogr);?r?P0'sed erection of a bath and aSK ^8 nir, a Complained of the rnannei in 'he P°s^d to carry out the work. He tk^Hf aCcn^a to consider the question of i\ wSmodatioQ in the hospital. At ^ard (.i6 t?lne patients accommodated in &». as a 8+ SP'ta' being full. This was 'Hf leth rateii temporary measure, but could •'to^Oho.11, PPesenf erQlanent'y, and he thought the St^tho^ation r^'ou,d find it their duty to take ^'on 1 w.j-8 c'uestion of additional hospital ,n!,k0 tJ0h fr> fi til] „ discussion of thequestion tyjjMs 0f 0lvi>ig fQrnCrf meeting.— The Master re- inmates four fforv, a,l^han k., ^S' -l1-io?, etc., from Mrs. E. 0^ M i's o 1 Rpet °f strawberries for the ^uivh" afry-,0"es; flowers from f''om » c '?ol> Templars' Lodge, ho'C Ch^ Oswestrv" SS been ahf thaL sit3C0 t]u' "last \St) JC a^jle T? procure some of the N^tesChoi*e. He1f^n1W(>rkhonS(ls bv thc K Wh °f MeathVlad alS0 had a letter' from ^0, a&i ^la(l carrio i0cretary and had written H Of the kind at C f111 Boscawan, Rossett). X?b«Vo U,eSoeie^ f ?'°Ur Board of Guar- >i(| .^ati0 Cl'y gkd to beins Started at Morda, Ki8s°VmM *•> 111 hi« V-e VVas eai^J 1 '"spoctur Danaey ij Strict, ar^<l out at several Work- Nfih Ve uWorked vorv P lC(' wliere it had ^r| t^ere :t well. In every Work- °d Wjtii c"of' people who were b^ak'i I'hf,W oiil tim^^thing on earth to do t 6 Crv, e<i th 8e People E very heavily Hoi-6111 to Pass f-h°° the work and Sch<2tn Sa^ anythin &u t'me very pleasantly. ^r Brin g what was favourable r Lees vietna" Will it entail any to aa' e-—Mr Bridgeman Then Y gainst it (laughter).—On the motion of Mr Lees, seconded by Mr Bridgeman, it was unanimously agreed to approve of the scheme.—Mr Lees explained that the next step was to get the co-operation of the matron, which he had already obtained, and the third step was to get a committee of ladies to teach the inmates the work. —It was ultimately left in the hands of Mr Dum- ville Lees to obtain a number to teach the inmates, and to bring the matter before the Hoard again.—This concluded the business. VISIT OF MRS ORMISTON CHANT. On Tuesday afternoon Mrs Ormiston Chant delivered an address to a large gathering of ladies in the Public Hall, and in the evening the large hall was again crowded by a mixed aUd iellee to licir an address from her on temperance work. The officers and members of the local Good Templar lodge were present and the choir occupied seats at the back of the platform. Mr C. S. Denniss occupied the chair, and was supported by Rev J. J. Poynter, S. H. Terrill, R. Jones, Bissell, W. 0. Evans, Dr Fuller, Mrs Hughes (secretary Women's [ Temperance Union), Mrs Owen (Fern Bank), Mrs Hammond Williams, &c. The meeting opened with the singing of a hymn, Miss Venables and Miss Maurice Jones playing the accompaniments, after which Rev S. II. Terrill engaged in prayer. Apologies for absence were received from the Vicar (Rev Cecil Hook) and Rev T. Redfern.—The Chairman in his opening remarks said there was no need for hi m to offer any apology for using whatever influence lie possessed in supporting such an organisation as that which brought them together that evening. He felt it not only to be a duty but a privilege—(hear, hear)—to associate himself with those who were working for such noble ends as that organisation bad in view. Any work having for its object the advancement of temperance and sobriety should certainly be sup- ported not only by Christian people but by all those who had any influence to wield over their fellow- men. The official position which he had the honour to occupy gave to him the control of a large body of men whose daily labour necessarily involved them with a certain amount of hazardous duty, the discharge of which rendered it essential that they should have clear heads and steady hands if thev were to do their part in carrying safely to and fro over the system of the Cambrian Railway the large number of the public who travelled over their lines day by day and year by year (applause). It was imperatively necessary that those who were thus employed should be men whose reputation was one for sobriety and for temperance and there- fore he considered it was his duty to do all he could to encourage and to inspire those who ware labouring with a view of increasing the number of those who were workers in that noble and self- denying work (applause). So far as his com- paratively short association with the town and district had enabled him to form an opinion, it was a pleasurable duty to be able to say that the Cambrian Railway was one which could bear very favourable comparison with that of any of the large or small railways throughout the country (applause). He believed there had been com- paratively less drunkenness, excess or intemperance amongst the Cambrian Railway men than he had seen anywhere else during his railway experience (loud applause). The severe strain to which the staff had been put to during the recent days by the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to their principality, had been unprecedented in the his- tory of the railways of Wales, and it gave him great satisfaction to state that that strain had been borne by the men by their temperance, by their abstinence and by their thorough efficiency, in a way that had provoked universal praise and which had brought from their Royal Highnesses a letter stating that they had been most gratified with the way in which the work had been accomplished (loud applause). Such a result could not have been attained had not every mem- ber of the staff lent himself to the work with a clear head, with a steady hand and with a deter- mination which could only be attained by sober minded men, to do their duty faithfully, loyally, and well (applause.) Another reason which en- hanced the pleasure he felt in being present that evening was because of the presence of a lady whose reputation extended from one end of the land to the other and beyond (applause) whose self denying efforts, whose noble example, whose splen- did achievements had made for her a reputation which was well earned. Mrs. Ormeston Chant had done Oswestry honour by coming there that even- ing (applause) and he felt it an honour to be there by her side (loud applause.) The speaker con- tinuing spoke of the necessity of those who were in sympathy with the work taking a more active interest and giv- ing more definite expression to their disap- proval of intemperance and excessive drinking and cOn-ulude&uovy-oloquent -address by intimating that any who wished to sign the pledge would be allowed an opportunity at the close. Miss Manrice Jones gave an excellent rendering of The Holy City," Mr J. Ollerhead playing the accompaniment. Mrs Chant was then introduced by the Chairman and gave an excellent address on temperance work, illustrated by many anecdotes of an auto-biograph- ical nature. She spoke of the necessity there existed for drinking fountains at railway stations, and of the increased accommodation required for travellers on temperance principles. As an enthu- siastic cyclist she advocated the establishment of places of refreshment for cyclists in towns where refreshments could now only be had at public houses, and briefly alluded to her famous crusade against the Empire Music Hall in London. A col- lection was afterwards taken, and the meeting was brought to a close by the singing of a hymn and the pronouncing of the benediction bv Rev J. J. Poynter.

ELLESMERE.

LLANFYLLIN.

LLANFAIR.

1 THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.

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