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BALA. CHIU^T CHURCH DEBATING SOCIETY. — A literary meeting in connection with this society was held at the Xatio'.irl School, Bala, on Thursday evening, May 2nd Chairman, the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of Llanycil. < Poetical effusions were addressed to the meeting by Messrs R. Roberts, Arrenig street, and J. Roberts, Castle street, Bala.—Dewi Meirion rend the adjudication of the Rev. R. Jones, and himself on the Stanzas to "Llyn Tegid." The prize was awarded to Robert Roberts, Arrenig street, Bala. In the competition for reciting Joel ii, 1-12, the prize was awarded to Owen Davies. Next followed the adjudication of the Rev. T. Jones, curate, for the best essay on the duties of children towards their parents by children under, 18 years of age, one essay came to hand by Robert Roberts, Arrenig street, who received the prize. In a competition in impromptu reading, G. Jones, tailor, Bala, "was suc- cessful. Mr. J. Roberts, Castle street, and party, sang Pistyll y Pentref. Adjudication of Dewi Meirinn on two distiches to "Cloch y Llan, best Richard Roberts, Arrenig street. In a competition in spelling, R. Ellis was first, and R. Roberts second. For the best essay on "The Lord's Supper," adjudicator, Rev. W. Williams, Vicar of Llanuwchllyn, the first and second prizes were divided between Messrs. J. Roberts, Castle street, and R. Ellis. For rendering Cwyrnp Llewelyn," the prize was awarded to Cadwalader Evans. For the best pencil sketch of Llanycil Church, adjudicated by Captain Anwyl, Erylaran first, O. Richards, Berwyn street,Bala. The impromptu addresses on the" Eclipse," elicited much applause and laughter Richard Roberts, received the prize. For the best stanzas on the Sunday School," adjudicated by Dewi Meirion first, John Roberts, Castle street, Bala second, Richard Roberts, Arrenig street, Bala. For reciting "IngGethsemane," best, Richard Roberts, Arrenig street. Next followed competition in rendering Qiiartett, Mae Brenhiniaeth," from Oivain Alaw's cantata, "The Prince of Wales," best, Messrs. Ellis Roberts and party. The Rev. T. Morgan, R.D., Llanfo's, adjudication on the best essay on Hanes y Llyfr Gweddi Cyffredin, a'i ragoroldeb," first, Mr. J. Roberts, Castle street. After the usual vote of thanks to the chairman, adjudicators, secretary, &c., the meeting concluded with singing the National Anthem. At the termination of the meeting, the members of the society and their friends partook of an excellent repast prepared by Mary Roberts, Tegid street, and Margaret Lewis, Ffrydan road, Bala. LITERARY MEETING.—The annual meeting of the Young Men's Literary Society, belonging to the Cal vinisticilletho- dists, was held in the vestry room of Tegid Chapel on Thursday, May 2nd; president, the Rev. H. Williams, M.A. After an interesting address by the chairman, Mr. W. E. Jones's adjudication for writing from dictation—1, R. Morris, Plassey-street; 3, Wm, Evans. Impromptu reading (Judges, Messrs. J. Parry and G. O. Parry)—1, Thos. Evans, painter; 2, Win. Evans, Post-oilier. Ex- amination on "Timotheus" by RdV. E. I>eters--I, R. Morris, Plassey-street; 2, J. Davies, Post-office, Trans- lation from English to Welsh (Adjudicator, Rev. T. Lewis, B.A.)—1, Morris Jones, New Shop; 2, John Davies,Post-office. Recitation (judged by Mr. H. Jones)— 1, J. P. Jones. Mr. E. Lloyd adjudication on essays on Hanes y sectau Iuddewig"—1, Morris^ Jones, New Shop 2, Robert Morris, Plassey-street. Transla- tion from Welsh to English (judged by Rev. Ellis Ed- wards, John Pulestone Jones 2, Robert Jones, Plassey-street. Impromptu speaking on "Glachtone and Lord Beaconsfield" (adjudicators, Messrs. G. Jones, Bronrhiw, and H. Jones)—prize awarded to J. Pulestone Jones. Poetical-composition on "Y Dyn" (judged by Mr. O. G. Ogwen "Alafon"). After the trial of Die Shon Dafydd, which elicited some laughter and applause, Mr. Evan delivered his adjudication on the best answers to a series of questions by the Rev. L. Edwards, D.D., on "Justification by :Faith "-1, Lewis Lewis, tailor; 2, J. Davies, Post-office. Essays on "Gwahanol Grefyddau y byd" (adjudicator, Mr. R. Roberts, clothier) —1, Edward Roberts; 2, R. Morris, Plassey-street. During the meeting Mr. Thomas Evans sang Y golomen wen," and the Society's glee party sang "Cadwn Wyl," Teithio yr y'm dan Faner 1esu," Ymdaith y Mwnc," &c. A vote of thanks was accorded to the president and to the adjudicators. The prizes consisted of books adapted for the young men, and included Grammars of the Welsh language, travels, and books published by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, &c.








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