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METKUEN'S WOUKDED CHARGER.!

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BOERS ILL-TREATED.

DEPARTURE OF OSWESTRY VOLUNTEERS.

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DEPARTURE OF OSWESTRY VOLUNTEERS. ENTHUSIASTIC SEND OFF. The six members of the Oswestry Company of "Volunteers—Corporal J T Byrne, Lance-Corporal J Kenyon, and Privates J C Phillips, D Lewis, Edward Roberts, and T Hampson—who have vol- unteered for active service in South Africa left Oswestry in the best of spirits, on Tuesday at noon by the Great Western Railway for Shrewsbury and they were accorded an enthusiastic send off. The men, with other members of the Company, paraded at Major Bull, Lieut Hawkins and Gol-Sergt Alldritt being piesent. Preceded by a posse of police in charge of Supt Lewis, and the Volunteer Band (conducted by Bandmaster Bayley) they started off for the station shortly before twelve o'clock. As they emerged from Caeglas, in their Volunteer uniforms with rifles and fixed bayonets, the band playing "Soldiers of the Queen," they were hailed with ringing cheers aud waving of hats from the great crowd which bad assembled at this junc- ture of the route. Each side of Church street was liued with people, and from the windows of Messrs Dutton's Union Jack flags were waved. At the railway station they received a grand reception, and whilst waiting the train persons in the crowd sang, It is hard to say Good-bye,' after which sang, It is hard to say Good-bye,' after which the band struck up Auld Lang Syne and God Save the Queen," and the crowd joined in. Major j Bull then addressed the Volunteers and said You are assembled here this morning on a very im- poi tant occasion. You, of your own free will, have volunteered for active service in South Africa to serve your Quo«n and country, to fight England's batties, and uphold the honour of the English flag. You nu; setting a noble arid patriotic example to the men of Oswestry. I am proud of you, we are all proud of you, and I wish you every success, a successful journey, a suc- cessful campaign, and I hope you will come back soon with honour aod distinction (prolonged cheev- ing). The men then took their wife "he good wishes of thoir numerous friends, and the train left amid the firing of fog signf^s, the. I cheering of tho great crowd on L the platform, and the band played "Auld Lang Syne," the I greatest enthusiasm prevailing. Amongst those who witnessed the men's departure were Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., Dr and the Misses Lewis, I | the Rev N ar.d the Hon Mrs and Miss Ogi'vy, the Revs T Eedfern, W Pownall Owen, and J J Poynter Col Maltby, Major Lovefct, Mh.s Ber?e- ford, Mr J C Bull, Sergt W Felton, S.Y.C., Mr and J j Mrs C S Dennis, Mr T Edwards, Mr R E Hughes, I Mr Howell Davies, Mr G VV Lacey, Mr L Lewis, j Mr Martiuoale kindly sent a supply of tobacco and j a pipe to each man. j

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