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.Territorials' Supper and…


Territorials' Supper and Smoking Concert. Last Thursday between sixty and seventy members of the H Coy." of Territorials and Reserves were entertained at the Owen Glyn- dwr Hotel, Corwen, to a Hot-pot Supper," kindly given by Lieut. 1. 0. Wynn Williams, and other gentlemen. The repast was thor- oughly enjoyed by all present, and after the good things were disposed of, an interesting musical programme was gone through. The toast of the King was proposed by Lieut. Williams, and carried with musical honours. An address was delivered by Lt. Williams, who said that they had assembled that night to show that H Coy is in existence, though a little weaker in number than two years ago, but they had the quality if not the quantity he hoped that a special effort would be made to encourage young men to join, and wished each member to try and influence others to do the same. The Company is doing something, and if the time came they would prove them- selves to be of some good. He wished some- one would bear influence with parents to let their children to become members if only for discipline and to be of some use for their Country, one night's drill a week would do them a lot of good. He was sorry to say their Colonel was absent owing to illness. Congratulatory messages were read from the Colonel; Mr Lloyd, of Rhagatt; Major Mytton, and others. Piano solo, Mr Brad wen Jones song 'The Inchape Bell," Mr R Davies comic song Wibbly Wobbly Pte R 0 Jones (encored); solo Honour and arms Mr H 0 Williams song and dance "Dixey" Mr Billy Mascott (encored) In his address, Capt. Garnett, said We must get recruits of the same quality as we have at present, he did not know what the obstacles were, if not that mothers were afraid of their children being killed, or afraid they would have a better time in camp. Others say ,that young men drink too much when at camp, but he could vouchsafe that this kind of thing does not happen now-a-days, but it had been so in the time of the old Volunteers. He expects that H. Coy. will be stronger this year in camp at Aberystwyth than ever. He would also be glad if they could have young men to join the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a fact that they all ought to be proud of, was, that the King when Prince of Wales became their Colonel-in-Chief, and still holds that position. He (the Speaker) was born in London, and since it was his luck to become a member of the R.W.F., he could boast of being a Royal Welshman-every member of the R.W.F. are Royal Welshmen. Other things they could be proud of is the honour to wear the 'flash' on their backs, and that they have the best machine gun in the British Army. Lt. Williams hoped that something would be done soon to increase their number: If everybody is going to sit down, who is going to defend the country ? He begged to point out that men do not contract bad habits in camp. Comic song No," Mr Moyers (encored) recitation Deserter," Mr Morgan (encored),; duet Spider and the fly," Misses Nora and Bessie Roberts (encored); comic song "What's the good," Mr Moyers (encored). Lt. Williams called upon Dr. Walker (the chief supporter of the Corwen Company of Territorials, and one who has done as much for them as if they had an officer stationed at Corwen), to address the meeting. Dr Walker said he was pleased that his little services were appreciated, but unfortun- ately the corps had not come up to the strength of the first year he hoped that better times are at hand. There is no reason whatever for the falling off in number, and if every man was to bring his friend to join they would soon be up to the mark. He sincerely hoped that this falling off was not caused owing to lack of enthusiasm; they could not have better officers than Lieut. Williams and Sergt- Inst, Hartridge (a man who is thoroughly popular in the Company). The behaviour of the men in camp has been most favourable, and all ought to be proud that they had a clean sheet at the end of the camp. He urged upon the young men to convince their parents by joining the Territorials. Song and dance Cowboy Joe Mr. Billy Mascott (encored). On the proposition of Sergt. Roberts (Bala), seconded by Sergt. Davies (Corwen), a vote of thanks to Lt. Williams and the other gentlemen for entertaining the company, was passed. A hearty vote of thanks to the Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs John Roberts) was passed on the proposition of Lieut. Williams, seconded by Dr. Walker. A delightful evening was brought to a close by singing God save the King."

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