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t BALA. ^CALVINISTIC METHODIST MONTHLY MEETING. On flonday and Tuesday, the 27 th and 28th ult., theC&Ivm- jjtic Methodists of the east end of Merionethshire held *heir monthly meeting at Bala. The delegates assembled on the first day—Dr Edwards presiding. pSt meeting was occupied in receiving the reports ot tne bours of the pastors of various churches belonging to the presbytery during the year. Subsequent meetings were at two and six p.m. Collections were received g others the balance towards the "Ministers' Fund," £ *kiug a collection of £ 85 15s. 2d., with £ 32 contributed the ministers themselves—amounting to a total of £ 11/ l5s. 2d. Attention was called to the periodicals of the de- nomination— The Dry serf a, and Trysorfa y Plant—recom- mending renewed exertions to increase the circulation tor Jhe new year. With reference to the collection for the 'Evicted tenants and sufferers from the late elections, collection was warmly advocated, but the time and date of making it was left optional to each place; with a Recommendation that whatever way was adopted it be Spue forthwith, and sent to Mr Griffith Jones, Ranker, who was appointed treasurer of this fund for the ^esbytery. An able and interesting address on -^duca- twm" was delivered by the "Rev. D. Rowlands, M.A;, president of the Normal College, Bangor, who visited this Meeting specially on this subject, with a view of preparing statistics cm the state of education in the denomination, *ttd in North Wales. The subject of Education in its ^suious aspects was spoken to iit the general meeting ^embers, on Tuesday morning, by the ehamnan, .Ur Edwards, the Revs. J. Williams, Llandrillo, E. Peters, ?alybont, T. C. Edwards, B.A., Liverpool, and D. Itow- tb. ds, M.A., Bangor. A parting address was delivered by &e Rev. T. Roberts, Yspytty, who is leaving for America. Republic services on Tuesday were as follows At ten ? clock sermons were delivered by the Rev. T. Charles Edwards, B.A., Liverpool, and J. Williams, Llandrillo; two: The Revs. T. Roberts, Yspytty, and J. Hughes, ^wyddelwern at six: The Revs. W. Williams, Corwen, ^d I>. Rowlands, M. A., Bangor. AMATEUR CONCERT.—An amateur concert was held at British Schoolroom, Bala, on Thursday evening, ^•cember 23rd; Dr Richards, chairman. The pianists *ere Miss Noall, Miss P. Noall, Miss M. Edwards, and J^ynyddog; and the principal vocalists Mynyddog, ^wrtheyrn, and Mr J. D. Jones. The foUowing was the Programme:— „ gong and chorus—" Y Dderwen Gwrtheyrn. All's well" Messrs Thomas and Lewis. Instrumental Duet—" Welsh airs" Misses Noall. Song-" The wolf" Mr J. IX Jones. *rio—" Halt! 'tis the bugle's sound" Messrs Thomas, Lewis, and Roberts. QDg-" Sol-fa duet" Gwrtheyrn and Mr D. Jones (Encored.) Song—"The lost child" Mr J. Lewis. Song—" Y Dant Colledig" G^heyTO. instrumental Solo—" Mazurka" Miss M. Edwards. •Duet—-14 My pretty J. Lewis and CxwrtneyTH (Encored.) Bong— Hen Gadair fymam" Mr J. D- Jones. Peidiwch codi row" Mynyddog. xuintet—"Mae'r ddraig fu'n ymdoni Gwrtheyrn, 0 Messrs Thomas, Lewis, J ones and Roberts. Song—" Y dyn a'r baich drain" Gwrtheyrn (Encored.) Song Mynyddog. (Encored.) Quartet—"Calm be thy slumbers" Messrs Thomas, Jones, Lewis, and Roberts. I Song—" Wn 'i ddim yn wir" Mynyddog. Song—" Gwnewch bob peth yn Gymraeg" —Mynyddog rii (Encored, and gave the song Ond.") finale—"God bless the Prince of Wales." ;&he attendance was numerous and respectable, me Jjj^ofits were devoted to the liquidation of the debt on the Congregational Chapel, Bala. A vote of thanks was Glased to the performers and the chairman.

DOLGELLEY.

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