LLANTARNAM SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting was held at St. Dial's School, Cwmbran, on Tuesday ecening. Mr M. Laugrifo?! presided, and there were also pre- Hi-—Mr T. Harris (vice chairman"), the Rev Fr. Jiy.-ii', Messrs W. Af. Jor, F. W. Parsons. B. Wahuoe, D. liov/knd, and T. Baker Jones, cLrk. nftps hn meeting wore read at the outset, and corfvmed. FINANCIAL The Clerk presented tin-, financial statement as follows:—In account -with the overseers: The overseers owe us on a precent drawn on the 2'Stii March ;;nd due OR TLV- 1st May, none of which has been paid. In account with the treasurer To balarce due as per last state- ment, i'5413s 4d cheques since oaid, £ 1614s2d chpqtv-s drawn on th. 17„h May, £ 54 19s total JE270 16s 6d. Against that there was XI paid by my sell ior exercise books sold to the children fee grant, £62 2s td, leaving a total balance of In reply to a question, the Clerk said that he undt-i stood the overseers made rates in May and October. The Chairman They haven't had much time u yet. i he Clerk Mr Thomas told me last year that the overseers would be in a position to pay about June or November. I think we must wa, 't till June. Mr Rowland What's intended to be done with regard to the debt owing to the ti/oasurer ? Tbo Chairman We shall have to do the same as usual. We shall have to overdraw until we get the money from the overseers. Mr Wallace Meanwhile we are paving in- terest to the bank ? The Chairman Yes. The Clerk: We are always bound to do that uni, we can have a standing balance in our' favour. ,L! Chairman We had a standing balance in our favour fox many years, but some of the rate- pzi) ers kicked against the money lying idle. The Clerk We are like some tradesmen who ■can only live from hand to mouth. I', Mr Rowlands It would be better far for us to draw interest than pay interest. The Chairman They won't give as interest. That's the worst of it. Mr Rowland proposed that the account be approved and cheques drawn. Frith r Ryan seconded, and the proposition was agreed to. REWARDING THE CHILDREN. Mr .Tones said that in taking upon himself the responsibility of moving a resolution to the effect tLü ui-iangemeitfs be Uia,:e for giving the Ciiiidieii a treat, he might say that there was a pivctd; ut for it. During the existence of the last Board such extraordinary results were ^•VJ1 that the members resolved ibat the children, who had been parties to bringing about tL'se grand results should be encouraged in a substantial manner, and they decided, after a food deal of consideration, that they would give ooks in the higher departments and toys in the infant department. On that occasion the head teachers were consulted, and as the result of two or three entertainments a fair sum of money was realised,the balance being voted out of the funds. Last year there was not the slightest doubt that the results had been extremely satisfactory, the three departments having gained the highest merit grant possible without the deduction of a single penny. Under those circumstances he was inclined to think that the efforts of the children should be recognised and rewarded, and he begged to propose that they confer with the head t, achers on the matter. The Chairman said they were not establishing a precedent, as the late Board and previous Boards had acted in the manner suggested. Mr Rowland On the last occasion only books were given, I think. Air J ones Books and toys. The Chairman We have given certificates before now, but toys are best for the infants. The Vice-Chairman Do you give prizes to all the children ? Mr Jones No only to those who have made a certain number of attendances. Mr Waliace Where do you draw the line ? I Mr Jones: At 75 per cent. We allow them one quarter out of the four. If they don't make 75 per cent they get no prize. Mr Parsons thought it was rather late in the day to reward the scholars for the work of the past year He agreed that it should be done for the corning year. Mr Jones said that was what be meant. Mr Rowland seconded the proposition, which was unanimously agreed to. This was all the business.
GARN MISSION CHURCH, BLAENAVON. The mission room at Garn-y-rerew was for- mally opened on Thursday last, the 25th of May. The bui uing. which is in every way suitable for the neighbourhood, is a plain and substantial our. and will lt from 2,11 to 3uO people. There were a iot of people from Blaenavo: and the road was all anve with breaks conveying backwards and forwards to the Garn, and considerable excitement pre- vailed in the district. The weather was every- thing that could be wished, and the Church people were well favoured in this respect. Be- fore proceeding further, we think it is only right to give a word of praise to those who had super- intended the erection of the building, viz., Messrs P. Williams, H. C. Steel. and Ivor Richards. They had spared no time or trouble in the matter, which was undoubtedly to them a labour of love, and thej are to be congratu- lated on the excellent result of their labours. Holy communion was administered at 10 o'clock on T morning, and in the after- noon the formal opening ceremony took place, when a vt-ry excellent S'rinon was preached by the Venerable W. C. Bruce, M.A., Archdeacon of Monmouth. The clergy were weil repre- sented on the occasion, there being present the Vicar -A liiaenavon (:he Rev^ J. L. Clougher), Revs. D. T D.;vies and 8. Thomas (curates). C. E. T. Griffith. M.A. (Vicar of Trevetbin), J. Morgan (.IN'.intyga/j, tie. The sidesmen were in attendance with their wands of office, and escorted the clergy from the vestry round 10 the front door of cLurch wheu the Bishop's i licence wa» handed to the Archdeacon by Mr Ivor Richards, and the keys by Messis P. Williams and H. C. Steel. There was a splendid attendance, the room being full to over- flowing, and the ceremony was a most interesting and io:press:ve In the evening the Rev Lh M. W: I, rector oil Dowlais, was the preacher and deliM-red a meat excellent discourse, the room bfi.g crowded. The next day (Friday) the Rev (r. r.io e. B.A., rector of Govilou, officiated, and ip the evening the Rev Daniel Lewis, vicar of E- bw Ya: t,reached a ver\ able sermon to a large congregation. On Sunday afternoon a meeting wai held ia the Chu. ch on which addu'sst-s were given by Mr G. Dowden. Mr P. Williams, Mr H. C. Steel, t he Vicar, ami Cui ate OJ, Sunday School wo k. The former gvut it-man, in the course of his remark. referred briefly in of the church and the motives which led to its erection. He stated that the original intention was to erect a building at Gan yierew tu Le used as a school in the dav time ;it.ti for Divine worsh:p on Sunday, but circum-taiUH s bats altered tins plan somewhat, and the day school was not required, as the School Board was ereciirg one close by. It was an open question as to whether the LuildiLg should be used or:;y for Divine worship, cr whether tea meetings, coiieeu>. sewing meetings, and enter- tainments should be held within its walis. This, he thought, s.iould be ielt to work itself out. as the building was p.ncrd theie for the benefit of those living in that neighbourhood. He hoped they would appreciate it and make it self-sup- portil) money was wanted to make the under- taking r-iorruuHy sin-cfsstui. The Vicar then referred to the Sunday School, and said they haa already a imen..ei<t and secretary. and several gentlemen bad offered to be- come teac'.ieiy in the Sunday School. A choir [■ • n G (Ir together which was credit to the place, and a gentleman had kintliv co.;sci.!eo 'y ,¡¡.Ät the part of organist. They had a, I ea, i t- bt gtm to make progress and he trusted that Mission Church at the Garn would soon the iron mission church was ar pre.-i at. He had much pleasure in teiiing L!.eni that a very handsome Prayer Book had been p:esented to the church by Miss Minfi Clark, A I, » eoidiahy wished them every success.—Mr 11. C. Steei gave a short and appro- priate adtir* S.N, ail also Mr P. Williams, and the Rev D. T. L>av:t-s referred brieflj" to the choir.—. The evening service was conducted by the Rev C. E. 1 U, .ditii. M.A., vicar of Trevethin, who preacheo a v» iy cii queot sermon ou the occasion. The chinch rapid diled. and some time befsre the sei vice ev ery available space was occupied, and tl <»^e who cuue afterwards failed to gain admission.—The people are naturally very proud oi such an imposing edifice in their midst, and there is no doubt it will be greatly appreci- ated. We understand the Church people con- template making use of lay help occasionally in conducting some of the services, as when the new Cotcha church is finished the clergy will not be able to carry on all the services without same outside assistance.—The collections at each service were in aid of the Gam mfssion fund, and amounted to about £ 16.—The Garn people were most kind aud hospitable on the occasion in providing tea and refreshments for the visitors, many of whom stayed there until the evening service, and so avoiding a second jeamey from Blaenavon. Tin- !adies especially were grateful ;01' k; d consideiation, and were most profuse in thanking their entertainers. I
CRICKET. PONTY POOL v. USK. Played on the Inland, Usk, on Thursday week. TJsk went first to the wickets, and put together í41-G. Edmunds being responsible for a freely- hn ;Ii. Tlie Pontyyriol innings totalled 61— Saxoii oeiiig top scorer with 21.
PO.NTYPOOL 2sn v. CWMBRAN 2ND. This match, the first played at the new re- cr ution grounds, George-Street, Pcntypool, came off on Sat urday afternoon in splendid weather. A very fair pitch h«d been prepared, but the turf needs a great deal of attention before it is fit for yoed < rickct. ( Cwmbran won the toss, and went to the wickets to the bowling of S. Auck- land aod K. Prosser. For the first half-dozen overs the batsmen made a fairly good stand, Will iarns in particui ar batting carefully and well. Subsequently, however, the wickets fell rapidly, ii.e whole team being dismissed for 30, of which Williams made 15. There were no less than 8 ducks" on the visitors' side. Auckland secured G wickets for 14 runs and Prosser 4 for 10. Pontypool started batting with Clarke and D. Williams, who put together 18 before the latter was bowled. The remaining batsmen, except Common, did but little, Common being top scorer with 14, which in- cluded a couple of characteristic swipes. The innings closed for 52, leaving Pontypool winners of their drst match at the new grounds by 22 runs. Scores CWyjBRAN. G. "miams. c Powell, b Auckland. 15 A. V* a'Uey, b Pros-sr 5 T. rowlsy, b Prorgor 0 A. Sawtell, b PTO-RT .1 4 H. Sf iniey, c Maskolyne. b Auckland 0 H Lewis, b Auckland 0 • Davis, e Prosser, b Auckland 0 A S;wldler, b Auckland 0 E. Wade, b Prosser 0 D. Vhillrps, not out 0 C. Da'is, c Prosser, b Auckland 0 Extras 6 Total 30 PONTYPOOL. P. Clarke, b William* 12 D. Williams, b Williams. 6 J. Ma«kelyne, b Williams 3 S. Auckland, b Williams 1 C. Powell, run out 1 E. Prosser, cWadley, b Sawtell 4 J. Sawtell, b Cowley 2 M.J. Common, c Davies, b Cowley ..14 C. Vaughan, b Cowley •• 7 <i. Mountjoy, b Cowley 0 W. Pa vies, not out I Extras. I Total 32
BLAENAVON v. ABERGAVENNY (L. & iN-.W.R.) This match was played at Blaenavon on Satur- day Jast. and resuited iu a decisive win for the home team by 44 runs. For Blaenavon, Messrs Hayter (25) and Jones (16) batted well, and Messrs Russell and McCann secured 4 wickets for 8 and 12 runs respectively. For the losers, it may be mentioned that MrPuxIev played a good innings of 20 act out. The following were the scores:— ABERGAVENNY. C. E Cox, b McCann 3 A. W. Thorne. c Russell, b Hayter 0 L. A. P. Warner, b Hayter t» J F, Tennant. b ). cCann 2 F PiDwell,bMcC;inn 0 B. Puxley, not out ..20 A. P. Thomas, c Doel, b McCann 4 C W. Stone, c and b Russell 1 A. C. Cummings, 1> Russell 0 E. Wilherley. c Doel, b Russell 1 S. White, b Russell I) Extras 1 Total 38 BLAENAVON. E. Doel, b Powell 1 F. Russel, c Thomas, b Powell 6 E. Hayter, b Puxlsy 25 Illtvd Jones, b Puxley 13 T. McCann, c Wnrner, b Powell 9 Tom Cooper, b Powell • • • • ■ • • • 0 K. L. Evans, c Stone, b Powell. 0 S. Thomas, run out 6 J. Wilson, b Puxley 0 H. Buswell, not out 4 W. Howse, b Powell 5 Extras 10 Total 82
NANTYGLO (GARNFACH) v. NEW- BRIDGE. Played on the latter's ground on Saturday, and resulted as follows GARVACH. 1st, Innings. 2nd Innings. T. Moxley, b Evans 2 b Woodward 3 W. Prosser, c Rowlands, b Woodward 8 c Owen, b W'dward 0 A. H. Spronle, b Woodward.. 0 b Rowlands 1 G. Abraham, cOwen, b Evans 1 cOwen. b Rowlands 0 J. Phillips, e Owen, b Wood- ward 13 e Woodward, b Row- land" 0 P. Evans, b Woodward 6 b Rowlands 4 W. James, c George, b Row- lands 0 b Woodward 4 L. Lewis, b Rowlands 0 not out 0 R. Moxley, run out 0 b Woodward 0 W. Lewis, not out 1) b Rowlands 2 J. James, b Rowlands H b Woodward 4 Extras. 2 Extras .3 Total 35 Total .17 NEWBRIDGE. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. W. George, b Lewis 0 b Abraham 0 W. Shepptrd, b Lewii 3 b bproule 3 E. Marsh, b Abraham. 0 D. Roberts, c & b Lewis 5 b Spronle 2 G. Woodward, c Lewis 2 not out 5 E. Morgan, run out 11 T. Morgan, b Abraham I not out 3 A. B vaias, b Abraham. 0 L. Rowlands, b Abraham 1 W. Owen, run out 0 G. Bann.tt, b Abraham 0 Extras 3 Extras Total M Total .14
CWMCARN v. ABERTILLERY. The above fixture was played on Saturday last, at Cwmcarn, in beautiful weather. The home team took the wickets firsf,sending Plant and W. James to face the bowling of Withers and S. Robins. Neither of the batsmen attempted to take liberties with the bowling, and runs came slowly. The innings on the whole was a tame and uninteresting one; and. notwithstanding that the wicket was all in favour of the batsmen. none of them attempted to score freely, with the exceptien of M. Plant, whose career, how- ever, was cut short by a capital catch in the long field by Martindale. The side only totalled 22. S. Winmili and G. Shinar, on behalf of the visitors, opposed Pullen and Probert. In the second over, Shinar was well caught by Pullen in the slips. S. Robins followed, and in a free style contributed 12 before he was bowled by Pullen—two for 27. The game, being now be- yond question the victory of the visitors, little I interest attached itself to the remaining portion. Bradburn followed S. Robins, but was bowled I by Probert at 32. M. Robins batttd well, scoring from each bowler whenever ho thought proper. At 35, Probert bowled Winmili, v. ho had totalled 18 in his old style, his score including three twos and twelve singles. At 52, for five wickets, the game was brought to a conclusion, M. Robins 12 and Withers 1 being the not outs. Withers and S. Robins bowled very well for the visitors-their analysis reading Maiden Over- Knns Wn-k"!s Withers 10 4 t' 7 S. Robins 10 3 11 3 Probert also deserves praise for the manner ne handled the ball, but he has a decidedly bad habit of appealing, when, with a fair umpire, his appeals have not the slightest chance of being allowed. Scores CWMCARN. M. Plan*, c Martindale, b Withers. 6 W. James, b S. Robins 4 M. Mose-, b Withers 1 M. Hammond, lb w b Withers o E. W. Brook-, b Withers 5 — Probert. b S. Robins (I Dr Davies. e. Martindale, b Withers 0 M. Pullen, b'Wieners 1 Dr i raiy. b S. Robins ,'i Vv. Harris, not out o F. Harris, b Wit here 0 Extras. 2 Total ABERTILL'SR Y. Ic G. Shiruir. e Pullen, b Probert 0 S. Robins, b Pullen 12 W. Brad burn, b Probert 2 M. Robins, not out l j T. B. Martindale, b Probert 3 W. Withers, not out l Extras. 4 Total, for 5 wickets.. 52 E. on, E. Lee. D. Bosvrell, and J. Robins did not bat.
CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES. rONTYPOOL. DATE. PLATED 1863. AEAM. Thura lay' Matches. Away Away T —Tredegar Awav .^Abergavenny Excelsior Home Match Home » 3*—Pillgwenlly Home » x V,^ea™, ..Home Sept. i PillfrwenHy Away „ H-Comic Match.Home Saturday Jut Team Matqhts* Jnne 3-BlzienaVDn Awav » Ifc •' M. •• *.• Away „ 1< —AT>ercarn 24-Abergavenny (L. d: N. W.) Home Jrilv I-Abertillery (CLip Tie) .Home 11 Home „ I." Beauiort (Cup Tie) —— 2:Caldicot Home « ,)-Panteg Home Aug. 5-Blaenavon Home „ 12-Usk Home „ 19—Abergavenny (L. &N. W.). Away „ 26-Abercarn Home Sept. 2—Beaufort —— „ W-TrOvethin Away 16-Ne-port 3rd Home Saturday 2nd Team Matches. June 3—Abersyehan Home „ 10—Pillarwenlly Home „ 17 Abertillery Home 24—Mamhilad Away July 1—Scratch Match Home lo—Cwmbran Away 22—Blaenavon Home —Abersychan « Away Aug. 12-Pillgwenlly Away » 19-geratch Match Home » 26-Mafhhilad Home PANTEG. June 3-Yamhilad.. Home „ 10—Newport Glass Works Home „ 17-Culdicot Away 24—Cwmbran Home July I-Trevethio. Away 8-Blaenavon Away „ 15-Newport Olus Works Away 22—Abergavenny (L. & N. W.) Home 29- Pootypool. Away Aug. 5-Abersychan Home „ 12—Mamhilad Away Ialdicot. Home 6-Blaeoavon Heme ABERCARN 1st. June 3-Blaonavon Home „ 10-Caldicot Home » 17-Pontypool Away 24—Blaina Away July 1—St. Paul's, Cardiff Home » 8-Rev J. W. PlanVs XL Away 13-Pillgwenlly Away „ 15—St. Paul's, Cardiff Away „ 22-Beaufort (Cup Tie) Home „ 29—Cwmbran Home Aug. 5-Caldicot Away .> 12—Abergavenny (Cup Tie) Away 19—Abertillery (Cup 'lie) Home „ 26-Pontypool (Cup Tie) Home Sept. 2—Cwmbran Away » 9-Beaufort. Away 16—Abertillery. Away -93-Blaenavon Away NEWBRIDGE. June 3-Abertillery 2nd Heme 10- 17- „ 24- July I-Naniyglo Away „ 8-Blaenavon.. Away „ 15-Mamhilad Away 22 „ Blaina. Away Aug. ^5—Mamhilad Home „ 19—Cwmcarn Home 26-Blaeoavoo Home Sep. 2-Cwmearn Away n 9-Aberearn 2nd Away
LAWN TENNIS. GRIFFITHSTOWN v. NEWPORT (A).—A Tery mteiesting and exciting match was played on the Polo Ground, Pontypool Road, between these two clubs on Thursday. May 25th, and resulted in a victory for the home team by 5 events to 4. The scoring was as follows :— DOUBLES. H. A Saunders ) F. H. Dauncey 1 and >(G)lostto and > (N) 0-6 4-6 E. de V. Lamb) B. C. Jones ) E. G. Copley 1 R. A. Danncey 1 and (G) beat and >(N)7-51-66-5 S- Copley ) J, B. Parnall ) H. Sandtord ) H. P. Dauncey ) T> and >(G) beat and J(N)4-66-16-4 Rev. V. Evans ) E. Linton j SINGLES. H. A. Saunders (G)..lost to F. H. Dauncey..(N) 0-6 5-7 E. de V. Lamb (G)..lost to B. C. Jones ..(N) 4-6 2-6 E. G. Copley (G)..lost to R. A. Dauncey..(N) 4-6 3-6 8. Copley. (G)..beat J. B. Parnall ..(N) 6-3 7-5 H. Sandford (G). beat H. P. Dauncey. (N) 6-2 6-3 Rev. V. Evani (G;beat E. Linton (N) 5-7 6-0 6-1
QUOITS. WAUNLLWYD V. EBBW V ALE.-This match was played at Ebbw Vale, and ended in a victory for Waunllwyd. Scores; WAUNLLWYD. PtS. W. Morgan 21 H. Warren 16 W. Parry 21 T. Stroud 21' R. Warren 21 W. Hoskins (captain) 18 C. Burrows. 17 D. Rogers 21 A. Palmer 21 O. Mitchell 21 J. Llewelyn Is W. Cottle 1ft Total 231 j I EBBW VALE. Pts. W. Rogers 4 T.Jones 21 R. Marchant 19 G. Lewis 9 G. Lewis 9 D.Hughes. 10 I W.Evans 21 D. B. Miles. 21 C. Davies 5 S. Morgan (captain). la B. Withlade 13 D. Jones 21 T. AddiK. 21 Total .1. 183
CUP COMPETITION AT BLAENAVON. The second competition for the silvercup given annually by Mr R. W. Kernard, J.P., C.C., was! fired ou the Blaenavon Rifle Range (HI Monday, the successful competitor being Private it. Crook. Conditions Seven rounus at 2(X.Vj aids and seven rounds at 500 yards, cup winners of previous years being handicapped. The follow- log are a few of the highest scores Points Points „ scored addJd Total Private E. Crook 58 3 61 Sergeant-Instructor O'Reardon 59 nil 59 Private W. White 53 3 50 Private A. Pitt 53 3 50 Private C. E. Pennymore fi3 3 5fi Sergeant J. West 53 3 55 Private R. Jones 50 3 53 Sergeant T. Protheroe 50 nil jo
MONMOUTHSHIRE DAIRY SCHOOLS. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT LLANTARNAM. The first set of dairy classes of the season, under the management of the technical iinstruc- tion committee of the Monmouthshire County Council, was brought to a close 0.1 Tuesday, when prizes and certificates were uistribuied 10 those who had beeu successful after the holding of the school at the Court Farm, Llantarnam. The school, which comprised two full classes, was under the management of Mr W. J. Grant, as lecturer in theory, and Miss Madge Kelleti, the teacher and demonstrator in practical work. It is highly satisfactory to find that the dairy school in Monmouthshire is doing such good work, and the students who have received in- structions are coming out amongst the champion butter-makers of the country. In 1891 tuere was no entry from Monmouthshire for the butter-making competition in conuection with the Bath and West of England Society, bet for the Gloucester meeting, which opened on Wednesday, fourteen students having been in- duced by Mr Grant to send in entries. At the examinations on Tuesday the ej-suys'on dairy management, preparation of milk auu cream, &c., were read by Mr Grant, whilst tne oral examina- tion and test of butter-making was conducted by MrCharies 11. Valentine, lecturer and demonstra- tor to the Shropshire County Council. Taking the writteo examination first, there were some excebent results. Mr Grant allowed 100 points as the maximum. In the first class the premier distinction was taken by Mrs Piiiiuer (The Grange, Llantarnam), with points, who sent in an excellent paper, only losing o.: two points, which are the most difficult to be dealt with thoroughly without clashing with some well- known authority, viz., miik and cream. The scond was Miss r. M. Lawrence, Pentre Llan- tarnam, 84 points; third, Miss Railtou, Malpat,, 82 points reserve and v. h. c., Miss k. E. Evans Mai pas, 78 v. b. c., Miss Parry, Oakfield Villa, Cwmbran, 74 h. c.. Miss A. Garnsworthy, Cwm- bran, T6 c., Miss E. A. Evans, Tycoch Farm, Llantarnam, 63 Miss E. A. Williams, Church Farm, Panteg, G3 and-Mi<s Dando, Cwmbran, Llantarnam, 63 Miss E. A. Williams, Church Farm, Panteg, 63 and-Mi<s Dando, Cwmbran, o2. In the sacond c urse the first position WAS taken by Miss Ethel Parfitt, Ashley House, Pontnewydd, who secured 84 points with an ex- cellent paper, covering ali the details of dairy work and management. The second was Mr Walter Goss, ot Caerleon, with 40 point*. He also wiote a capital essay, ana would have secured more points had his paper been as full with reference to other brancnes as it was in dealing with the management of cattle, prepara- tion of pasture, and economic feeJiiig. In the butter-making the prizes were awarded in the following order:— FIllST COURSE.—1st, Miss F- M. Lawrence, 88 points 2nd, M iss Anhie Evans. 86 3id. Miss liose E. Evans, 85 r and v h c. Miss Williams, 84; v h c. Miss Parry, 84; and Mrs Pilliner. S4; h c, Miss Dando. 82i; c, Miss Garnsworthy, lk, and Miss Railton, 8U. SECI-XD COURSE.-Miss Greenaway wasifrstwith 91 points, but being a medallist, she abdicated her prize in favour of Miss Bufton, 88; points; 2nd, Mrs Ward, 87 3rd, Miss Parfitt, 8%: v h c, Miss Roberts, 86; h c, Mr Walter Goss, 84, and Miss Williams, 83. The cheques were handed to the prize winners in the first course by Mi«s Parfitt, and by Mrs Parry to those in the second course. The school opens at Little Mill on June 8, Mr David Lewis, of Mulberry House, having placed an admirable sent of buildings at the disposal of the promoters.
HOW SOME PEOPLE SPEND THEIR HOLIDAYS. -Applicafaou -wasrnade to Mr Lumley Smith at Westminster County Court on Tuesday to com- mit a clerk in one of the Government offices for arrears on an administration order.—His Honotir observed that the debtor had akeady served 12 days in Holloway Gaol.V.r Thomas (who al- peared for the creditors) Yes, he iook Ips holidays then. Some 6f these clerks take thtiir holidays in this way. (Laughter.) He took Its annual leave, representing that he bad a mattir of private business of pressing (Renewed laughter.)—His Honour made |n order committing the debtor to Holloway Gadf* for twelve days.
lEW CODE FOR EVENING SCHOOLS. REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES. I Mr Acland's first revision of the code of regulations for evening continuation schools is far an*3 away the most revolutionary document evei issued from Whitehall since the days of the first revised code of Mr Lowe's in 1862. It breaks down entirely the system of paying grants upon the results of an annml examina- α- tion; ana, in the place of this somewhat doubt- ful method of securing efficiency, it subaiittites., a system under which unspectora will pay one or more" visits without notice" to the schools, in order to assure themselves that the work is being effectively carried out. The following are the principal changes introduced:- 1. The attendances of persons over 21 years of age will henceforth be recognised. 2. No scholar will henceforth be compolled to take the elementary subjects. 3. Grants will be paid as in day schools for the instruction of the school as a whole instead of, as formerly, for the attainments of individual scholars. 4. The fixed grant is no longer paid on the average attendance, but on the aggregate number of hours' instruction received by the scholars. This will give a direct encouragement to the prolongation of evening school sessions, and the lengthening of meetings. 5. Instead of grants for individual passes grants will now be paid for time devoted to each subject, the amount of such grant being depend- ent on the value of the instruction given. 6. Examinations by the inspector en a fixed day are abolished, and visits of inspection with- out notice are substituted. Under the new system, the dutieB of the inspectors will be as follow :— (a) To visit without notice,, on one occasion at least, and if possible on more than o-, e, at some time at which the school is shown by the time table to be at work, every school for which a grant is claimed, and to devote, if possible, to the inspection the whole time of one meeting of such school. (b) To confer wilh the managers, whose pre- sence, if it can be obtained, is very desirable, and with the teachers, to ascertain that due arrangements have been made for securing accurate registration of attendance, to examiro the registers and time tables and to report on the qualifications oflthe teachers, and the course of instruction. (c) To hear lessons, and observe the manner in which the classes are conducted to question the holars on the work which has been doiie in at least two of the subjects taught in the school; and to report generally on the instruc- tion. (d) To satisfy himself that the schoolrooms are suitable for their purpose, bearing in mind the importance of an adequate supply of arti- ficial light. (e) To recommend what variable grant (if any) should be paid, having due regard to t" opinion he has formed upon the general character of the teaching and the particular methods em- ployed. Tho higher of the two grants wii1 not be paid for ary subject unless the inspector is able to report that both the actual teaching of the subjects and the methods employed in teaching are thoroughly satisfactory. Jiivery endeavour is to be made to render the schools attractive, and inspectors are to repot-; from time to time to the Department the resuits of any experiments in the shape of lantern entertainments, music, manual work, discussion 9f some book which has been read by the class, field, uaturalist, or sketching club, gymnastics, < r other employments of a more or less recrea- tive character. The *'iixt:d grant will be calculated, it may be noted, as follows All the hours during which each pupil has received instruction during the year will be added together, and a grant of Is paid for every complete set of 12 hours. The" variable grant will consist of Is 6d (or Is according to the inspector's general report) for every 12 hours instruction received by any scholar in each of the ordinary subject-t.f which not fewer than two or more than five may be attempted. Special prevision is made for instruction in cookery, laundry work, and dairy work for girls. At tiie close of the code is an appendix giving a series of syllabuses of instruction in each sub- iect, and one of these, that on The Life and Duties of the Citizen," understood to be from tie pen of the Vice-Pri sident himself, is a very remarkable production. The teachers are advised in a preamble to proceed from the known and the familiar,v such, a? the' poucfman, the ratt. collector, the Yoa-d of Guardinus.and the Towii Council, to the history of our reasons for our local and national institutions and our responsi- bilities in connection with them. The points in the syllabus cover instruction in forms of ell) Local Government, (b) Central Government, (c) Duties of Citizens in Relation to Local and Central Government, (d) The Empire, and (e) Industrial and Social Life. Taking the references under (c) as a sample of the thoroughness of the syllabus, we and the following C. DUTIES OF CITIZENS IN RELATION TO LOCAL AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. 1. Right and duty of Voting.-Diff arent kinds of votes. Need of honesty in giving a vote. The vote a trust" as well as a right." Each vote has a special end and aim, which ought to be considered. The gain and loss of party spirit. 2. Ratts and taxes, and what we get in return for them. Reasons for willingness to contri- bute to common purposes in well-administered countries. Illustrations of gain to the com- munity from improved conditions of life and health as a result of rates and taxes well spent. ä, Public Health.—Attention to sanitai-y mat- ters at home, cleanliness, and ventilation. Isola- tion and di.sinJection in illnes.R temperance and temperate habits duty to neighbours as well as home aud family. Healthiness of a district: its value to the community. Public parks, gar- dens, and open spaces. Duty of making them beautiful and taking good care of them. 4. Education.—Duty of parents To enforce regularity uf attendance, and to co-operate with the teacher in regard to conduct of scholars, to home lessons and the care and use of books. Duty of scholars: To make full use of the advantages of the school, and thus fit them- selves to become capable and useful citizens. Influence, «>f school on character as well as on intelligence. Wae of force and money through leaving school too early. Technical education, its value for the worker: Higher education and the Universities School and col- lege only the beginning of the citizen's educa- tion. 5. Provision for the poor Care of poor child- ren and the sick and aged poor. Consideration of the causes of pauperism, and how to diminish it. Importance of self-dependence and nahits of providence. 6. Need of Order and Respect for Law.—The citizen's home and protection. Respect for the persons, opinions, property, and reputation oi others. Discouragement of fraud in all rela- tions of life and business. Support t)f the la w and encouragement by example of peaceable behaviour by all citizens. Examples of what the law demands (a) Registration of births, deaths, and marriages. (b) Notification of in- fectious diseases, (c) Prevention of cruelty to children and to animals. 7. Public Snirit and Public Opinion.—Force of public opinion need of honesty and intelli- gence. Freedom of speech and writing. Uses of public meetings how they should be con- ducted. Watchfulness over public bodies. Ser- vices of the public press in these matters. Active co-operation of the whole body of the people essential to good government and freedom. Willingness of capable persons to serve in a re- presentative capacity on public bodies of great importance. The issue of such a broad, elastic, and wholly educational code of regulations as this marks quite an epoch in English educational adminis- tration, and in practice it cannot fail materially to improve the fortunes of the evening school movement. Merely to have abolished the system of "p:} ment" on the results of one set day of atlnnalexaminationisindeda very important ducational reform which cannot but be followed by very marked changes in the system and methods of carrying on the work, but to have initiated such a syllabus of instruction as that from which we have quoted at once stamps Mr Acland as a man of wide and practical views on the scope and aims of national education. As an administrator he has already made his mark in connection with the Free Education Act of 118n, clause 5 of which—giving parents the right to claim free education for their children—came into operation contemporaneously with his advent at Whitehall. The present code. em- phatically establishes his reputation as an educa- tionist. When the evening schools open again next September, the working of the new code will be watched with the keenest interest, inasmuch as its success or failure will, without doubt, deter- mine the future course of events in connection with the State administration of the day schools. Western Daily Press.
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COLLIERY DISASTER IN DEAN FOREST. J FALL OF A CAGE: THREE MINERS KILLED. The most serious disaster that has occurred in Dean Forest for several years happened on Sunday evening at Foxesbiidge Colliery, Cinder- ford. For months, operations have been in pro- gress renewing the pumping gear, which last week gave way, and since then the men have been working repairing. On Sunday evening, lour men, Mountjoy, Bowkett, Milliner, and I,ale, were working in a cage, 50 yards from the pit a mouth, the shaft being 250 yards deep, Suddenly the cage broke away from the rope and fell, carrying all with it except Hale, who clung to the sides and was saved. His comrades were killed on the spot. How the accident happened is not yet ascertained. It is stated I that the cage swayed under a bar and that the engine pulled it off. Others state that a pin broke. The disaster was not generally known till Monday morning, when great excitement II prevailed-in Cinderford particularly. The men were married and leave families. The Foxesbridge Colliery is situated in the ¡ middle of a forest plantation, and about threo- quarters of a mile from the populous town of Cinderford. Its managing director is Mr Arnold Thomas, J.P., of Newnham, and the general manager was Mr McMurtrie, the latter having obtained that position some two years ago. During several months past there has been a general overhauling of the colliery plant, aud a most extensive re-arrangement and renewal of the pumping gear was included. The latter worked smoothly enough till about 10 days ago, when it was discovered that five of the rods were bent, and to straigh ten these it was decided to take them out and send them to the Uskside Engineering Company, Newport. The rods were returned at the latter end of last week. and the colliery company's own men were told off to refix them in their places. This work proceeded smoothly enough until Sunday evening. About three o'clock, a company of four men (Henry Milling, Thomas Mountjoy, Edwin Bowkett, and Sidney Hale) went down the shaft to con- tinue the fettling up and the pump rods. There are two shafts—the deep pit in which is the are two shafts—the deep pit in which is the pumping machinery, and which is 300 yards deep, and the land pit—the two being situate not many yaws apart. Hale was the foreman of the gang, AH went on well till abont 6.30 p.m., and at that ,,i,! ar' Iiey had signal led the enginenian to "pull np. At that moment they were, as near as can be ascertained, about midway up the shaft. The supposition is that the men were ready to have the rods pulled a little higher up, so as to make good the last coupling. The cage had started, and no sooner had it moved than it broke away from the rope, and fcii headlong to the bottom. Hale states that he felt the cage give way under him, that he jumped toward the side of the shaft, and, luckily for him, he grasped the guide rods and neid on, whilst his less iortunate comrades were hurried into eternity. The engineman, of course, discovered the effect of the lessened strain on his winding-rope at once, and the engine was immediately stopped. He heard the when the cage and its occupants went thundering to the bottom, and he heard Hale crying out piteously for help. Hale had climbed iiowu the guides to the platform from whence they had started. It appears that owing to the nature of the work they were engaged in, the men were working on the top of the cage. The engineman immediately drew up the broken rope. He placed a gambrene to a cart, fastened it on to the rope, and, when assistance arrived, a descent was made in order to rescue Hale from his perilous position. This done, the men pro- ceeded down the shaft with very great care, and almost immediately they discovered that the guides were broken, and communication with the bottom of the shaft was, therefore, cut off. Messengers had now been sent to Cinderford for assistance. In consequence of the communica- tion having been cut off, the manager set to work to devise means to reach the bottom through the landpit shaft. To do this, a rope had to be attached to the parrel and a cart fixed to it, aud in all these arrangements Hale was a leading figure. The first party to go down was Mr Macmurtrie, Mr G. H. Rowlinson, the miners' agent, Dr Dobbs, one of Dr Macartney's assistants, Charles Weaver, Charles Baynliam, and others. Mount, joy's body was found lying alongside the cage, but his fellow victims were pinned beneath the twisted-up cage, which lay in a heap on the platform above the sump, About two o'clock a.m. the bodies came to the top. Mountjoy's head was awfully damaged, but ollierwis;; his body was not much injured, except for cuts and bruises. Bowkett's injuries, in addition to a fractured skull, consisted of a broken -arm, and his body was cut about, whilst Millings's neck was almost cut through, and his leg was broken. THE INQUEST. Mr M. F. Carter, coroner for Dean Forest, opened the inquest on Monday at Cinderford. Mr Martin, her Majesty's inspector of mines for the district; Mr Arnold Thomas, Mr Mac- murtrie, Mr Thomas H. Deakin, managing director of Parkead and New Fancy collieries, were present. The jury having viewed the bodies- tHe Coroner said be proposed taking only evidence of identification, so that the bodies of the poor men might be removed to their houses. Mr Saunders identified the bodies, and said that they were colliers. The inquiry was then adjourned till Tuesday at ternooii, whea, after hearing evidence, the jury returned the following verdict The deceased lost their lives through the falling of the cage in which they were in the act of ascending, and we think that the deceased contributed to their un- tortunate end through not steadying the cage before they signalled to be drawn up, which, in vibrating, caught the side and broke the chains and we consider that chains of a stronger kind raay be used so as to ensure greater saiety, and aiso that a conductor should be put above and below the spindle."
RELEASE OF THE DOWAGER DUCHESS. A HANDSOME PRESENT. The Dowager Duchess of Sutherland was re- leased on Tueoday morning from Holloway Gaol upon the expiration of her sentence of six weeks' imprisonment for contempt of court. The de- parture of the duchess, who was accompanied by Dr Worthington and a lady, took place about half-past eight o'clock very quietly. Her grace Ihd not travel by railway," as had been antici- pated, but on quitting North London returned \v- i10a^ ^er Thames-side residence, The VVillows," near Windsor. A deputation of the duchess's friends arrived at The Willows at two o'clock from London for the purpose of pre- senung her with a token of their sympathy upon her" home-coming." Her grace, however, owing to the tacigue she had sustained during the long journey irom the metropolis, was unable to receive the deputation personally, but intimated her wish to do so at the earliest opportunity. The testimonial, which ^afs with her grace's private secretary, con- sisted of a handsome siver casket, containing the sum of £ 250 in five Bank of England notes, the following inscription, surmounted by a ducal crown, being engraved upon the lid — This casket (with £250, the amount of the fine im- posed) was presented on the 29th of May, 1893, to Mary Caroline, Duchess of Sutherland, by a number of sympathising Euglish and Scotch friends as an expression of indignant protest against the severe order made by a judge for having unflinchingly carried out a dying request of her husband." The duchess, although the prbon regulations were very stringent, makes no conlpmiit with respect to her treatment by the gaol orncials. Her incarceration has, however, nad a remarkable effect up. u her constitution. She is now much thinner, an ,ou>y weighs lOst. 101b. instead of 12st. 2:b., wnich w. s her weight when she left "The Wiliows." The duchess has received many hitters aud flora gifts, which were sent to her residence a,.u to Holloway, and desires through the Piles, thank her corres- pondents, who are too numerous to answer in- dividually.
The Dulce ana uncness or FIfe, who are staying at Westgate-on-Sea until-the e nd of next month will proceed to Scotland dire ctly after the Royal wedding. Lord Oarriogton mentioned at the sitting of the Welsh Land Commission on Saturday that the Roval marriage was practically fixed for the 6th' of July. The condition of Mr. Edwin Booth, the famous tragedian, has become worse, and the physicians in attendance fear that little hope remains of sav- ing the great actor s life. Mr. Gladstone has just sent a letter to a corres- pondent describing as mere idle gossip totally with- out foundation the statement that he would not again contest Midlothian. The Marquis of Hertford, Pro-Grand Mark Master, will preside at the grand festival of Mark Masons, which will be held at Freemasons' Tavern on Tuesday, June 6. .The attendance at the World's Fair has increased by a half, to a daily average of 38,000. Ninety thousand is necessary to pay the expenses, irrespec- tite of the accrued deficit, which exceeds a million BRACING TONIC.—Pepper's Quinine and Iron ^fnovates the most broken constitutions toHealth, Strong th^ndElnei^y
MYNYDDIISLWYN SCHOOL BOARD. The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Board Schools, Newbridge, on Tuesday afternoon. There were present:—Mr Evan Phillips (chairman), the Rev J. Jones, the Rev R. W. Evans, Messrs A. Onions, C. H. Scott, T. Howe, D. Jenkins, G. H. Nurse, W. Adams, and C. R. Lyne (clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. THE PROPOSED SCHOOL AT FLEUR-DE-LIS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr Edmund Thomas, offering a site at Fleur-de-Lig for the proposed new mixed school, for the sum of JE200. The Rev J. Jones contended that the school was not required, and meved that such school should not be proceeded with. Mr Howe seconded. Mr Nurse moved as an amendment that the school be built, and contended that it was the Board s duty to build a school, in consequence of the insufficient accommodation at Cross Roads and other schools under the, Board. Mr D. Jenkins seconded the amendment. He had not met a single ratepayer who grumbled at the possibility of an increased rate. As a father' of children, he had feeling towards children-which, perhaps, some members had not—and out of feeling for the little children, to save them an unnecessarily long journey as at present, he seconded the amendment. Mr Onions asked what the Education Depart- ment would require from them, assuming they decided to build a school. I The Clerk replied that as a rule the Depart-' m nt pressed for new schools rather than asked for evidence that a school was required. The Rev J. Jones gave it as his opinion, from the reading of the rules, that the Department would have to be satisfied that a proposed new school would not interfere with an existing one. Mr Nurse asked for information as to the accommodation and attendances at the Pengam and Maesycwmmer Schools, and the number of children at Fleur-de-Lis likely to attend the school.. The Clerk replied that a census which they had taken shewedthat there were 71 infants from Fleur-de-Lis attending Pengam. Mr Onions suggested that the proposers of the resolution and amendment should withdraw in favour of a decision to have a committee to in- vestigate the matter thoroughly. He himself was not prepared to vote then and there, as he felt he should like to have more information. If he consulted his sympathies alone, he should go in for building the school, but under all the circumstances he should like to have the matter before them in all its bearings. He quite thought that the old Board had made a great mistake over the Cross-roads School. There was uo doubt they ought to have made a larger school. Mr. Jenkins: Hear, hear. An open confession is good for the soul. Mr Adams felt with Mr Onions that it would be better to defer the matter to have it thoroughly investigated. Mr Jenkins said that as the seconder of the amendment he was not in favour of postponing the matter. The Rev R. W. Evans and Mr Scott also said they felt the Board might decide the matter that day. After further discussion, the Rev J. Jones intimated in reply to Mr Onions that he would withdraw his resolution in favour of a fuller investigation. MrN urse, as mover of the amendment, refused to withdraw. He could not understand why Mr Howe took the position he did, after telling him he was convinced the school was necessary. On the ruling of the Clerk, the amendment was then put as an original proposition. For the amendment, the Chairman, the Rev R. W. Evans, Messrs. N urse, Jenkins, and Scott voted. Against, the Rev J. Jones and Mr Howe Messrs Onions and Adams being neutral. Mr Onions then moved as a substantive motion that a committee consisting of the Chairman, the Rev J. Jones, Messrs Jenkins, Nurse, and Howe, be appointed to enquire into the matter fully, and report to the BoarO at tha earliest opportunity.. Mr Nurse and Mr Jenkins refused to act on such a committee, as they had taken sufficient trouble in the matter already. After a somewhat heated discussion, during which Mr Nurse essayed to answer the Rev J. Jones's statements, but was ruled out of order, an amendment in favour of the whole Board being a committee to institue an enquiry into the matter was carried, the Chairman, the Rev J. Jones, Messrs. Onions, Howe,!and Adams voting for, and the Rev. R. W. Evans, and Messrs Jenkins, Nurse, and Scott against. Mr Nurse made an observation about not understanding people who could act like weathercocks. The Rev J. Jones said he was sorry Mr Nurse took matters in the light he did. Mr Nurse Oh, you need not preach. I know you have no faith in your own doctrine. (Laughter.) Mr Jenkins gave notice that at the next meet- ing he would move that a school be built. It was decided to meet on Thursday, the 22nd of June, at Pengam, for the purpose of conj sidering the matter.
THE TRINANT SCHOOL. A memorial, sjgned by about 50 ratepayers (which had been addressed to Mr Whitmell), was read, asking that the present Trinant School should be converted into a mixed school. The clerk also read a letter from Mr Whitmell, ex- pressing his opinion that it would be imprac- ticable to do as the memorialists asked, and suggesting the most they could do was to add a second standard. The Rev. J. Jones thought they were not in order in considering the memorial, as it was sent to the inspector, not to the Board. The Clerk said that, as a matter of courtesy to Mr Whitmell, the Board might consider it, and in his letter Mr Whitmell suggested the Board should do so. Mr Jenkins moved that a census be taken of children living in Trinant attending the second standard at Crumlin and Aberbeeg. The proposition was agreed to.
PROPOSED NEW INFANT SCHOOL FOR NEWBRIDGE The Clerk read a letter from the secretary of the Celynen Workmen's Committee, asking the Board to provide an infant school in the village of Newbridge, in consequence of the over- crowding of the Newbridge school. Mr Adams, as the Dominee on the Board of the Celynen workmen, thought that the matter might be deferred until they heard from the Inspector on the subject, which would be after the examination. Mr Onions thought this was a very proper course to take, and seconded the proposition, which was unanimously carried.
FINANCE. The financial, statement shewed that the balance overdrawn, after payment of cheques to the amount of £ 504 8s 10dt> was il773 lis 9d, and precept outstanding, 1:1876 13s. On the loan account there was a balance in hand of £912 8s.
COOKERY CLASSES. The report of the joint committee of mem- bers of the Mynyddislwyn and Risca School Boards, recommending the appointment of Miss Gunn, Merthyr, as cookery teacher to the joint Boards, at a salary of Y,70 per annum, was con- firmed. The Clerk also read a letter from Miss Davies, of the Cardiff School of Cookery, suggesting that the Cardiff School should superintend the classes on payment of f.5 per annum. On the proposition of Mr Onions, seconded by Mr Nurse, Miss Davies's suggestion was adopted.
CROSS ROADS SCHOOL. The architect having stated that the Cross Roads School extension would be completed by the 1st August, it was decided to open the school on the second Monday in August, when the holidays would be over. On the proposition of Mr Howe, seconded by the Chairman, Miss L. Dix, the present mistress of Cross Roads School, was appointed head mistress of the Cross Roads Infant School, at a salary of 170 per annum for the present, pending the Government returns of the school. The clerk was instructed to advertise for the necessary assistant-teachers. The tender oE Mr Goldsworthy, Waterloo Coal Company, Newport, for the supply of coal to the seven schools under the Board, was ac- cepted.
CRUMLIN SCHOOL. The Clerk read the one application he bad received for the post of assistant-master at the above school, from Mr E. Miles, Abersyehan. On the motion of Mr Adams, seconded by the Rev R. W. Evans, Mr Miles was appointed.
ABERCARN SCHOOL. The resignation of Miss Staton, mistress pf this school, was read and accepted. On the proposition of Mr Onions, seconaea by the Rev R. W. Evans, it was decided to give Miss Staton a testimomal for her faithful and efficient service to the Board. The Board shortly afterwards adjourned.
ALLEGED DESERTION FROM THE NA VY. Newport County Police-court on iuesday (be- fore Mr E. Lewis, magistrate.), a man named George Armitage was charged with deserting from her Majesty's ship Volage, on the 13th of May, at Portsmouth.,—Prisoner was appfey3 hended by Police-constable Maxfield on the ro%i_ between Machen and Rpnw?n an aaftp I taken to the police-station admitted the charge. -He was remanded until Saturday.
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