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---SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1879.

INDUSTRIAL SOHOOLS IN WALES.

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INDUSTRIAL SOHOOLS IN WALES. The advance of education, the gathering to- gether in luge circles of the children of the work- ing olaases, bringing them more under the soope of observation, has led the observant to suggest that for the benefit of the very poorest children industrial schools Should be established in various districts where local government oould do that whioh death or destitution prevented parents I from carrying out. The scheme is worthy of the 19th century, and if the promoters are only supported, as they ought to be, the time will not be far distant when the spectacle of starving, deserted, or neglected ohildren in every nook and corner of great towns will be considerably modified, if not removed. In our oolliery towns, from Dowlais to Cardiff, hundreds of ohildren may be found to whom an industrial school would be a Godsend. It strikes us foroihly that, if taken up by counties, the expense of the industrial school would be more than met in the oourae of time by lessened prosecutions. Children trained to in. dustrial pursuits would lessen the lists of thieves and vagrants; the nursery of crime would be sensibly thinned, the walks of discreet and sober life be considerably increased. By such a step we are not coming to the Commu- nism of Robert Owen, but Bimply taking a stride in the direction of philanthropic consideration for the interests of our people and our oountry. Some dayâwhat reflective man doubts it ?â government. local and imperial, will, under broad- minded and judicious direction, enoourage as well as repress, reward as well as punish. It will not stand aloof and allow undeveloped or eccentric intellect to rush to its ruin, but rather administer the correction whioh the welfare of society re- quires, go!ng to the root of evils, and applying its best energies in repression and prevention. Great is the usefulness of industrial U14S uuuiane man and woman ahoula encourage them. We note, as regards Merthyr, that this parish has taken up the question with spirit, but regiet to find that an opinion prevails that there are sectarian rocks ahead. Philan- thropy has no sect, and it is to be hoped that no narrow-minded policy will thwart the laudable action of the gentlemen who have started the movement;

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