HARTLEY BURN PARISH COUNCIL.

At the monthly meeting held on March 22nd, the members present were Messrs.
N. RUSHTON (Chairman),   A. SCOTT,   T. W. CATTERSON,   and   W. HOLDEN.  It
was resolved that the garden wardens interview Mr. J. RENWICK in regard to
overflow of water on to allotment gardens, and report to next meeting.  The
garden rents collected for the year amounted to £2  10s  9d, which was
ordered to be paid into the bank.

KNARSDALE.

On Friday night last a sacred concert was given in the National School by
the Slaggford Wesleyan Choir.  Mr. WM. EDGAR, Slaggyford, presided, and the
concert was rendered in a highly praiseworthy manner.

Mr. J. W. LAWSON acted as conductor, and Mr. T. G. JACKSON as accompanist.

The promoters take this opportunity of thanking the rector for his kind
offer of the School for the purpose of holding the concert.

The following was the programme.  Opening hymn, 731 Wesleyan hymn book,
Choir;  prayer, Chairman;  chorus and solo, "Hosannah to Jesus", Miss
LIDDELL and Choir;  solo, "The Little Hero", Mr. T. TARN;  solo, "The
pilot", Mr. J. T. LAWSON;  chorus, "He Watereth the Hills", Choir;  solo,
"The Gift", Miss LIDDELL;  solo "Honour and Arms", Mr. J. W. LAWSON;  duet,
"Charity", Messrs. TARN  and   J. T. LAWSON;  anthem, "King of Kings",
Choir;  solo, "Hosannah in Excelsis, Mr. J. T. LAWSON;  anthem, "The earth
is full of Thy riches", Choir;  solo, "Au Revoir", Miss LIDDELL;  solo,
"Galilee", Mr. J. W. LAWSON;  benediction.

SCHOLASTIC APPOINTMENT.

Mr. T. B. HALL, son of Mr. HALL, schoolmaster, Gilsland, has been appointed
headmaster of the Waldridge Colliery Mixed School, Chester-le-Street.  The
school has an average attendance of over 230, and the appointment reflects
the great credit upon Mr. HALL's ability as a teacher.