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HE Abstainer The Monthly Magazine of the Cardiff & District Temperance and Band of Hope Union. Communications for the Editor should be addressed to the Offices of the Union, 35. Windsor Place. Cardiff Vol. XVII. 8. AUGUST, 1906. ONE PENNY IN MEMORIAM. *r miiittb lafosfltt, lart, iflt.f., ^resioent of tlje itntteii fthtgoom ^Utanre, (1ST9-1906). Sir WILFRED LAWSON, Bart, M.P., Passed away July 1st, 1906. The Chief has left us ere the fight is won, But bravely, nobly, was his own part done. A growing host he led, with pure intent, Upon a crusade, high and holy, bent— Not to destroy but save, not curse but bless ; To drive out drink-caused sin and wretchedness ; A fortress for the coming age to raise ; To bring in happier, brighter, sober days. Nor did he fail, nor did he live in vain ; None live in vain who strive man's weal to gain. The warrior fails not when he's called to rise, To wear the laurel and receive the prize. Our Lawson lives in those who think his thought : He fights in those who fight as he once fought ; And they who would his glorious record share, Must, like their Chief, themselves as bravely bear. So shall the day of hope in triumph end, And God Himself the great deliverance send ! —D. B. in the Alliance Navs. ^X^3§i What we have heard. That we most heartily congratulate our treasurer, Councillor C. F. Sanders, J.P., on his elevation to the Magisterial Bench of the City. That Victoria Baptist Band of Hope appreciate the Abstainkr, the recitations being specially helpful for their meetings. That the weekly competitions for best bunches of flowers, writing, knitting, etc., organised by this society, have been very successful. That the inmates of the Cardiff Union Hospital appreciated the flowers Bent by the children after the flower service. That the Annual Outing is fixed for August 11th. That a very good picture post card of the Cowbridge Road B.C. Band of Hope Choir Picnic has been That the Annual Excursion of the Great Western Railway Temperance Union was a great success. Malvern, Hereford and Worcester were the places visited. The return fare was about one shilling and ninepence. That the rambles of the Penarth Baptist Band of Hope through the hayfields led to the burial of the superintendent in the hay. That he was resurrected in time for the buns and milk which were served to all the youngsters. That a goodly number of copies of the Abstainhh were distributed by the children on their way to Dinas Powis. That this capital method of circulating Temperance literature is worthy of imitation.