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OSWESTRY. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. At this church on Sunday evening a selection from Mendelssohn's St Paul was given by the choir under the leadership of the Vicar the Rev T Redfern. The soloists were Messrs C E Maltby ani Dew. CRICKET CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. On Wednesday evening the annual meeting of the cricket club was held at the Wynnstay hotel. There were present, Dr Cartwright (presiding), Messrs G Inglis, W H Gough, R T Gough, W G Gough, G Whitfield, E M Gardner, A Minshall, J Whitridge, E R Jones, R Kay, W H Norn's, B Gotfgh, Broadwood. W H Ellis. A W Sabine, W T Skene, Rev W D Williams, with Mr F C Camp- bell (hon sec), and W K Minshall (hon treasurer). —The Treasurer submitted the annual balance sheet and said that the subscriptions amounted to £ 76 8s 6d, showing an increase of X2. They had lost through death and removal fifteen members, but through the energy of the lion sec, chiefly, 23 members had been added to the list (hear, hear). The rents, rates, and taxes had been less, but the wages of a professional were £ 40 as against £ 32 in the previous yea-. The balance was £ 8 18s 3d —(hear, hear)—being about X7 less than last year, but they had paid an old bill cf X4 during the year. It shewed that the club was in a healthy condition to be able to keep going with such a heavy expenditure an- nually. If during next season they would not be able to get tbe receipts to tally with the exoendi- ture, they would find the balance gone at the end of the year.—The Chairman said that in conse- quence of the club managing with very little clicketing material daring last season, the expenses under that head woold be heavy in the coming season. He thought that the subscriptions were small for a place like Oswestry, and hoped they would increase. He was sure they could compli- ment the treasurer and secretary on such a credit- able balance-sheet (applatise).-The balance-sheet was adopted.—The Rev W D Williams suggested that the club could increase the receipts by letting the boards around the field for advertising pur- poses.-On the proposition of Mr W H Gough, the matter was referred to a committee to deal with, and the Rev W D Williams and Mr G Whitfield, the Secretary and Treasurer were appointed on the committee. Mention was made that certain persons who played during the season made use of the privileges and bad not paid the subscription. Their names were asked for, and ultimately it was agreed to strike off ile list those who did not pay subscriptions.—The following officers were elected President, The Mayor (Mr R H Mason) vice-presidents, Lord Harlech, Lord Trevor, Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., Col Fisher, Col Maltby, Major Russell, Dr Lewis, the Revs N Of,'ilvy, T Redfern, and Dr O'Toole, General Schreiber, Dr Bullock, Messrs J J Lloyd Williams, J Parry Jones, G J Dumville Lees, R G Venables, T Longueville, George Owen, M B Lawford, G V Williams, J Grant, A E Payne, W F Rogers, E Williams Vaughan, S Parry Jones, R LI Kenyon. N E Tidy, E L Mylitis, T H Craven, J P Shea) her, P H Minshall and Rev T M Bulkelev-Owen.-It was resolved to ask Mr A Wynne Corrie to be patron.—On the proposition of Mr W G Gough, seconded by Mr W K Minshall, Dr Cartwright was unanimously re-elected captain of the team, a tribute being paid to his services.—Dr Cart- wright acknowledged the honour. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr G Whitfield, Mr W G Gough was unanimously re- elected vice-captain.— Mr Gough also returned thanks.—The following were appointed on the com- mittee Messrs W H Ellis, W H Gough, R T Gough, G Whitfield, A Minshall, W H Morris, E R Jones, J Whitridge, J V Jones, R Kay, A W Sabine, W T Skeene, and the Rev W Williams.-The Match Committee was re-appointed with the sub- stitution of Mr G WhitQeld for Mr How who had left the town.—Mr W K Minshall was re appointed hon treasurer.-Tlie lion Secretary (Mr Campbell) was proposed to the position by the Chairman, who said they owed a debt of gnititude to Mr Campbell for the way he had performed the duties.— Mr Skeene seconded the proposition.—Mr Campbell declined to again act, but ultimately upon Mr Inglis promising to assist, Mr Campbell consented to accept the position.—On the proposition of Mr W H Gough, seconded by Mr A W Sabine, votes of thanks were accorded the hon secretary and hon treasurer.—Mr Sabine was re-elected cipt. and sec. of the second eleven.—The Rev W D Williams having suggested more seating accommodation 011 the field, Messrs E M Gardner, the Chairman and the secretary promised to give a seat each. The com- mittee was asked to see to this matter also.)Ir H Gough suggested that some kind of gymnastic dis- play to be held on August Bank Holiday should be promoted in aid of the Club's funds.—The Chair- man supported.—A sub-committee was appointed to go into the matter, and the Chairman promised X5 to give the rL ovement a start.—The Chairman said that the Club played 20 matches last season and lost two (applaube)-oti occasions when they were a weakened team. He stated that Mr Pitch- ford, the professional, had been again engaged for next season. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding terminated the meeting. "FASHION AND HEALTH." The second of the series of lectures under the auspices of the Free Library Committee was given at the Public Hall on Monday night by Dr Andrew Wilson, F.R.S.E., F.L.S., the subject being Fashion and Health-a text for the times." There was a large attendance again. The Mayor (Councillor R H Mason) presided, and introduced Dr Wilson.— The lecturer, who was warmly received, expressed great pleasure to come and lJecture to an Oswestry audience once again (applause). He could assure them he had lively recollections of their kindness to him when he appeared there before and lectured under the Gilchrist Trust and he was reminded CC them when he was in tbe immediate neighbourhood recently 011 a Gilchrist tour. Dr Wilson then pro- ceeded with his subject which he treated in a masterful manner. He dealt with the subject from a social and evolutionary standpoint. He said if they thought he was going to denounce fashions all round they would be much mistaken, yet some of them he would denounce. He defined fashion as a human hankering after the beautiful, whether it be in houses, wall paper, furniture or anything. If they strove to follow' that which was beautiful they only followed a natural instinct. lie pointed out that with regard to birds, there was more beauty in the male and because the colour of the female was like her surroundings the cares of maternity were likely to prove less dangerous to her. He mentioned two instances, that of the grouse which was the colour of heather and that of the partridge which was the colour of a ploughed field, both of which could not be seen at a Jittle distance. The same applied tj.quadrupeds, but when they came to our own sphere they would find things reversed (laughter). Upon woman's shoulders was put the task of being beautiful. If they foard any of the fashions injurious to health they ought to reject them. All fashions directly, or indirectly had a religious source. By means of an oxy-hydrogen lantern manipulated by Mr Charles Williams, views were thrown on a screen shewing how fashions grew, the evolution of dress and decoration, vagaries of fashion amongst sava?e3 as seen in the teeth, ears, feet, head &c. The lec- turer remarked that there was no need to go to distant lands for fashion of ear-piercing for that prevailed in this country, and as for wearing cf armlets by certain tribes (a sign of bondage in his opinion), something similar could be seen in this country, only the ladies had allowed the armlet to slip down to the wrist and called it a bangle. Other views shewed the injurious effects of tight lacing. —The lecture was most interesting throughout, and despite a bad cold, the lecturer bad a pleasing style of delivery.