MR BARON DOWSE ON THE SALVATION ARMY
In the oourse of his address to the Grand Jury at the opening of the Tyrone Assizes last July Mr Baron Dowse made the following remarks:— "The oounty as a whole, is m a peaceful nnd Batisfaoiory at.te. lam glad, as a Tyrone man my self, to be able to tell you that the Oounty Inspector, or the gent'eman representing him, tells me that except some few rows, as I may call them, caused by the preßenoe of the Salvation Army, there is really nothing to find a&y fault with m the County of Tyrone. Ido not Buppoae that the Salvation Army themselves are much more to blame than any other body of men. In some plaoas they are attacked and m some places they are not, They go about playing musio by way of converting people from their sins. (Laughter.) I don't know how it oan have any ef_eot m that particular way. I never could understand it, but Ihe idea is perh ps best desoribed by the great American poet Lowell as "Hoseaßiglow," ■when he aaya :— Parson Wilbur aez he never heerd m hiß life Thet th* Apoatlea rigged out m t.eir awaller-tail coots, An' marohed round In front of a drum and a life To get some on 'em office aud Bomo on 'em votes, But John P. Robinson he, Sia they didn't know everything down In Judee. (Loud Laughter;) It appears to me they did not know everything down m v Judge." (Benewed laughter.) At all events they did not attempt to oonvert the world originally by playing on the big drum snd fife. There is another olass of parsons who play on the big drum, but nobody ever aooused them of attempting to oonvert anybody. (Laughter.) I dont" think It Is necessary to sap anything on the present occasion exoept aa a Tyrone mafi my.elf, I congsatulale you on the condi tion of the oounty. I bave bad the same thing to say to every Grand Jury elnce I left Dublin— tbat crime is steadily decreasing, and that I believe it is owing to the vlgorouslyet merciful adatolifcratlofl pf tbe law, (Appltwen
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