MINTARO. December 26.
The Primitive Methodist held their church anniversary on Sunday last and Christmas Day. The Rev. W. Jenkin, of Kooringa, officiated on Sunday with great acceptance. On Christmas Day a large number assembled at tea, and again at the meeting which followed. Mr. J. Miller was called to the chair. The Revs. J. H. Martin and J. H. Williams delivered addresses. Mr. Williams, after referring to the report—which revealed a satisfactory state or things generally—declared himself an enemy to church debts. He appealed to the friends for an immediate reduction at Mintaro, and so liberally was the appeal responded to that the trustees will be in a position to reduce the debt by £30 very shortly.