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BALA. LLAXYCIL AND BALA SCHOOL BOARD.-At a meeting of the Board held on Monday last, Dr Hughes presiding, reports were read from the heads of the different schools, te the effect that the eailcLen attendance was veriv low, owing to illness and other causes. 0 THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE KOTES.-At a meeting of the ^College Debating Society held on Friday^ Prof. Samuel J ones. B.A., in the chair, a lecture was delivered by the Rev. J. T. Job, Bethesda, on- â¢' Y Bardd Newydd." The lecture was thoroughly appreciated.-At the^ usual college meeting on Saturday morning, an interesting report was given of the Students' Missionary Conference held at London at the beginning of last month, by Messrs J. C. Rowlands, H. M. Roberts, E. L. Roberts, and .T. IV. Roberts, Liverpool.âThe usual Students* Missionary Meeting was held on Monday. In the absence of the president the chair was taken by Mr. E. G. Jones. Mr. O. S Symond. B.A.. cave an excellent detailed report oi some of the topics of the Missionary Conference.âOn Monday last, at 3 lUu.. an interesting function took place in the shape of presenting the Rev. H. E. Griihth, M.A., Oswes- try, late professor at the preparatory school, with a splendid illuminated address, contributed by students and friends, in recognition of his valuable services here.-IVe are glad to understand that Mr. H. H. Hughes, B.A.. has been unanimously invited to undertake the pastorate of the Penmachno C. M. Church, and that be has accepted the same. I OBITUARY. e regret to have to record the death or Mr. Robert Roberts, Tytandderwen, which took place at his residence, Tytandderwen, afore- said, on Sunday, the 21st January, at the age of 78 years. The deceased was formerly an active member of both the Board of Guardians and the Local Board at Bala, and was held in high esteem by ail with whom he came in contact. For many years he carried on business successfully as a builder in partnership with his son, Mr: R. W. Roberts, under the style of Robert Roberts &- Son," but latterly retirea to Tytandderwen, and the business i now carried on by his son, Mr. R. W. Roberts. The deceased left two sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. BOARD OF GCARDIASL-The members of the Board of Guardians met on Saturday lastâMr Evan Jones presiding. It was reported that during the past rortnight £ 40 15s 9d had been expended in the relief of 137 out-door paupers.âThe Master reported that there were 22 inmates in the work- house last week.-In pursuance of notice. Mr L. J. Davies submitted for consideration the advisability of holding meetings monthly instead of fortnightly, and moved that the Board ascertain the views of Mr Bireham, of the Local Government Board, on the question.âMr R. LI. Jones seconded, and the resolution was passed.âA vote of condolence was- passed with Mr Wm. Griffiths, district auditor, in the loss he had sustained through the death of his: wife. CONCERT.âOn Thursday evening last a concert was held at the Victoria Hall, in aid of the funds of the Baptist Church. There was a good attend- ance. but illness accounted for the absence of many more. Mr. J. Parry, J.P., Glantegid. presided, and the following programme was well gone through:âChorus, "Teilwng yw'r Oen," Juvenile Choir; .song, â¢' Tair mordaith," .1fr. J. C. Rowlands song, "Bwthynyramddifad," Miss M. E. Roberts; duet, "Flow gently Deva," Messrs George and Davies; song, Merch y melinydd," Miss Myfanwy J. Davies song, Y bugail." Mr. Rvland George duet, Corn y gad," Miss Hughes and Mr. Evan Lloyd; recitation, Mr. H. M.Roberts; song," Lawr i'r mor," Mr. Henry Davies (Abon) chorus, There's a friend for little children," Children's Choir duet, Gwys i'r gad," Messrs George and Davies; song. 0 Holy man of sorrows," Miss M. E. Roberts song, Y bachgen dewr," Mr. J. C. Rowlands; song, Mr. Henry Davies song, '⢠The sailor's grave," Mr. Ryland George. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.âThe Council met on Friday last, Mr. R. W. Roberts in the chair. Cheques were passed for £ 117 14s 6d, after pay- ment of which there would be an adverse balance at the bank of £ 116 16s 4d. The Assistant Clerk (Mr. Dakin) suomitted an estimate of the receipts and expenditure of the Council to the close of the financial year. With regard to cow- houses, dairies, &-c., the Sanitary Committee were of opinion that regulations should be drawn out for the confirmation of the Local Government Board. The Medical Officer of Health also stated that they must proceed with the matter.âThe Council con- fided the drafting of the regulations to the com- mittee and the clerk.âIn pursuance of notice, Mr. W. T. Jones proposed that the fair usually held June 3rd be this year held on the Saturday previous âMr. H. LI. Davies, seconded.âThis change, Mr. Jones said, was desirable because June 4th was this year a Bank Holiday (Whit Monday). The resolution was put to the meeting and declared carried. The Librarian reported that two books had been presented to the library by Mr. Corson. Funnel Hotel. The number oi books issued during January, was 303, this being 3r; more than the previous month âA letter from the Merioneth County Council, with copies of the resolutions passed by them with regard to the maintenance, &c., of main roods from and after the 1st April next, was read. It was resolved that the Clerk write to the other Urban District Councils interested to enquire what decision they 11<1\< come to in the matter,âIt was resolved to call a public meeting of ratepayers before the end of this month to consider further the matter of electric lighting.

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