The meetings conducted by the working ton Branch of the Blue Ribbon Army
continue to create widespread interest, and the number of members is now over
A working men’s meeting was held on Saturday evening in the Assembly Room.
The chair taken by Mr. LAWSON, and the chaplain for the evening was Mr.
William ROWE. Addresses were delivered by several speakers. At the conclusion of
the speaking a number of pledges were taken.
A public tea meeting in connection with the Gospel temperance Union was
held on Wednesday evening in the Good Templar’s Hall. The tables were presided
over by the following ladies: -
About 200 persons sat down to tea. After tea the St. John’s Drum and Fife
Band paraded the principal streets, and then proceeded to the Assembly room
where a meeting was held, presided over by the Rev. Hugh SINGLETON. The room was
crowded. Mr. Robert CLOUGH, who received a hearty reception, delivered a
stirring address, and Miss. CLOUGH also recited and sang. At the close a goodly
number of pledges were taken.