THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1882
SHANDON FREE CHURCH
A meeting of the congregation of this Church was held on Monday evening for the purpose of electing a minister.
The Rev Mr Ireland presided, and the recommendation of the Congregational Committee, suggesting that the vote should be taken between the Rev Mr Thomson, of the United Presbyterian Church, Greenock, and the Rev Mr Gibson, late of Hull, was acted upon, withe the result that the former received 26 and the latter 13 votes.
A committee was afterwards appointed to report to the Presbytery at next meeting.
The Calico Ball at the Hydropathic Establishment on Friday evening was a much successful one, and was well attended by a very large number of the elite of the district.
Dancing was commenced about ten o’clock, when the hall presented a most brilliant appearance.
Supper was served by Mr Hill, house steward, while the conservatory was lit up with Chinese lanterns.
The dresses were of the most superb and varied description, and the whole proceedings passed off with conspicuous harmony and success.