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BALA. SUCCESS. We are glad to learn that Miss Lottie Hughes F. S. Sc., Frongoch, near Bala, has been honoured by the Incorporated Society of Science, Letters and Art, London, with a medal for musical composition. The piece which secured for Miss Hughes this honour was one recently composed, entitled Siriera.' CONCERT. On Friday last, a concert was held at the Victoria Hall towards building a new church at Ty'n»y-bont instead of the present one, which is in a dilapidated and dangerous con- dition. There was a crowded house. Mr. R. Hughes, Frongoch, presided. Mr. W. W. Thomas, Pentrefoelas, and local singers took part, and gave general satisfaction. The concert was announced to be a financial success, releasing a sum of 125. TEMPERANCE MEETING. The weekly meeting was held at the Plasey Chapel on Saturday last, Miss Parry, Trem- aran, presiding. Mr. W. Williams, Eryl Aran, opened the meeting, and the following programme was gone through:—Address by the President. Recitation by Jane Ellis Davies. Song, Mrs. Williams, Theological College. Recitation, Hugh Thomas Jones. Duett, Mr. Thomas Jones and Miss Jane Hughes (encored). Address, the Rev. E. J. Williams, Llandrillo, which brought the meeting to a close. THE DEATH OF MR. HUGH LLOYD. The death of our respected townsman, Mr. Hugh Lloyd, High Street, took place on Tues- day, at the age of 69 years. The deceased was a leading tradesman in the town, and was well known to a large circle of friends and acquain- tances. For many years, he was a faithful member of the C. M. ehurch, and took deep interest in all that concerned the cause at Bala. He left a widow, one daughter—the wife of the Rev. H. O. Hughes, Henllan, and one son, Mr. Hugh W. Lloyd, of Bournemouth. The inter- ment took piace on Friday, at Llanfor cemetery. EISTEDDVOD. It is proposed to hold an eisteddvod at Bala on Whit-Monday next. A committee has been appointed, with Messrs. R. Lloyd Jones and R. Evans, Seren Office, as hon.ecretaries, to draw out a programme. We earnestly hope that the movement will receive liberal support at the hands of our townsmen and gentry of the neighbourhood. We hardly know of a more suitable place to hold an eisteddvod in, nor a more opportune time to hold it than Whit- Monday, and we anticipate that after its introduction this year, an eisteddvod in this town will be an annual fixture. HORTICULTURAL SHOW, &c. At a meeting of the general committee, held on Monday last, Dr. Williams presiding, it was determined to hold a horticultural show (confined to cottagers' exhibits), and athletic sports on the 19th Angust next. The County Agricultural Show will this year be held in Bala, and it was feared by several that it would be detrimental to their interest to hold a show, whilst others contended that the nature of the two shows were entirely different. It would be a pity to allow the horticultural show to drop even for this year, as it is very much looked forward to. PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SOCIETY. The House met as usual on Tuesday last. In the absence of the Speaker and Deputy- speaker, the leader of the opposition was voted to the chair After the reading and confirma- ation of the minutes of the last meeting, the hon. member for Cefnddwygraig enquired of the intention of the Government regarding the remainder of the session. The hon. member for Dolhendre (Mr. J. J. Hughes) reported that the Government intended having a debate on the Bill before the house at the next sitting, when a division would take place, and the present session would be brought to a close. Mr. R. J. Davies proposed the adjournment of the house, and this was passed unanimously. TESTIMONIAL. On Monday last, a large number of the Hey. J. E. Jones' friends met at the National School to present him with a testimonial on his leaving Bala to become Rector at Rhos-y- gwaliau. The movement has had universal support by all classes, which shows the popu- larity of Mr. Jones. The subscriptions had reached the handsome sum of £ 112 15s. The presentation took the form of a splendid stan- dard Roll-top Desk, and a cheque for £ 102. The cheque was presented on behalf of the committee by the chairman, E. G. Jones, Esq., Frondderw, who testilied to Mr. Jones' good qualities, and wished him,long life and pros- periry in his new position. Mr. J. C. Evans. County School, and Mr. J. Williams ably sup- ported. Mr. Jones thanked all his friends for the substantial token of their good will, and re- marked that 31 years ago his father received a testimonial from the people of Bala on his leaving the Grammar School for his first, curacy, and that he was now receiving a testi- monial on his leaving Bala for his first bene- I fice. On the motion of the Rev. Thomas Lloyd, seconded by J. Williams, Esq., Gwernhefin, a vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to I the chairman and committee for carrying out the work so successfully.


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