Monday at the Presbyterian School-room, Kirkby-street. The attendance of
teachers and scholars was above average, and the attention bestowed on the various
parts of the programme evinced the interest that was taken in the proceedings.
Mr. L. ADAIR, the president of the institution, occupied the chair, and
Mr. George TICKLE presided at the harmonium. After the singing of “Shall we
gather at the river,” and the offering of prayer, Issac HUTCHINSON recited a
piece entitled :Farewell to the tankard,” which was followed by a reading by
Mr. Joseph HINDE, “The rapids of temperance” by J. B. GOUGH. Then came
another melody from HOYLE’s “Hymns and Songs,” “I stood beside a mountain
stream,” after which a Band of Hope boy, David M’GLADDERY, delivered a speech on
temperance, dealing with the folly of drinking, and the wisdom of tatal
abstinence. He was awarded a vote of thanks for his address.
Mr. W. WOON then gave “The house with the picture hung over the door.”
Then came another melody, “There’s a name to be won,” to the tune of “My
grandfather’s clock.” The attention of the children was next directed to a
recitation by Joseph COURTNEY, “The drunkard far worse than the beast.” A
reading by Mr. Joseph WILLIAMS, entitled, “The wreck,” prefaced by a short
address and followed by another melody, brought the meeting to a close.