CHOIR SUPPER AT MILLOM.
Mr. Sampson Michell, who is about to be married, invited the Wesleyan
choir to supper last Thursday evening, extending the invitation to the Rev. J.
BISHOP, Mrs. BISHOP, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MICHELL and Mrs. PILL (wife of the
The discussion of the supper was entered upon at seven o'clock when
Mr. PILL, the conductor of the choir, proposed the health of Mr. MICHELL. Mr.
Jackson WEEKS, in a felicitous speech, in which he paid an eulogistic tribute to
Mr. MICHELL, seconded the motion.
The choir then sang "He's a Jolly Good Fellow." Mr. BISHOP also spoke
in warm terms of Mr. MICHELL, characterising him as a very generous man. Mr.
Sampson MICHELL, in responding, said his greatest pleasures were realised when
he was giving pleasure to others. A pleasant diversion then took place, Mr.
Jonathan WEEKS rising in the name of the choir, presenting the conductor of the
choir, Mr. B. PILL with a neat and useful clock, with plate attached on which
was inscribed: - "Presented to Mr. B. W. PILL, by the members of the Millom
Wesleyan Choir in recognition of his valuable services as conductor."
Mr. PILL who is one of the old type Corishmen, is not often taken by
surprise. This occasion, however, was a genuine surprise to him, but to judge
by the faltering of his voice when he thanked his friends for their kindly
gift, his gratification was equal to his surprise. he only hoped, he said, that
he had done something to deserve it. Mr. W. H. PHILLIPS, appropriately
referred to the geniality and good fellowship which existed between the choir and Mr.
A vote of thanks was given of Mr. FLOYD for his excellent catering.
The choir then spent the remaining part of the evening in games, interspersed by
song. Mr. H. BURN; song, Mr. W. H. PHILLIPS, a recitation, Mr. R. SCOTT.
DIRTY ROADS NEAR
The road running through Arnaby Tarns is in an unspeakably dirty and
dilapidated condition. It is high time for the Parish Council to give their
attention to the matter of improving it. It badly requires broadening and
raising. A trifling outlay would make it fit for the passage of man and beast, but if
the rains continue while it remains unrepaired it will probably disappear
from view between the tarns. We should hail its renovation with lively