Bright and warm. Visited School. Called Registers and taught. Sent cheque £1.7. to Cheney & Son printers to pay sum due £1.5. Costs 2/-. Drove Kitty and Miss Sottick round White-house, Epwell and “Pig & Whistle”.
Cutting from Banbury Advertiser of 21 June 1894
SIBFORD READING ROOM
TO THE EDITOR
Sir,—A reply to your three correspondents of May 31st was not required, as my letter had elicited from them that the Reading Room and the new departure had no connection with each other. A fourth correspondent appears in your last issue, and trots himself out as the representative of a thankful village. I would ask him to kindly say from where he obtained his mandate. I have good reasons to know that those who think with him are limited to a small circle. Many in these villages are quie ready to recognise Mr Dixon’s great kindness and public spirit for the benfit of the inhabitants, but cannot go with him in the opening of a room on Sundays, during most of the day, for the purpose (if the secretary of the Reading Room’s iseas are correct) of newspaper reading and gossip ; smoking also allowed. I, with many of your readers, consider it is contra bonos mores. Let me suggest it be closed during the hours of divine service. Thanking you for insertion,
I am, yours truly,
PRO BONO PUBLICO
[The above was received too late for insertion last week.]