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THE WORKHOUSE AUTHORITIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,—I was amused and saddened the other day to find that the workhouse authorities display tbe same halting kindness to the cause of education that has been so strikingly exhibited in the history of the unfortunate British School. The mistress of the workhouse school recently earned 161., being the payment for results" awar- ded to her out ot the National Exchequer by Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools. Not one farthing of this money has or will go into her pocket. Our friends the guardians of the rate-payers take pos- session of the whole of the Government grant, and give the schoolmistress so much the less from their own funds, as she has earned the more by her in- creased exertious. This is about the greatest temptation to careless- ness in the discharge of her duty that can be de- vised for Miss Morrell, and it is to oe hoped she will have grace given her to resist it. Surely, if the guardians wish the children to be educated, they will allow the mistress 10 be, to some extent, pro- fited by the increased grant earned by herself. May I beg your serious notice, Mr Editor, of another sad fact, which is not unfrequently to be observed among the very poor in this town. Through some mismanagement of the rates, the poor do not always get their weekly dole awarded to them in money, but receive instead a ticket to go to certain shops. This has been the case several weeks together in the winter season, to the very great discomfort and needless annoyance of those whom, above all, we ought to seek not to annoy or injure. To a Midland Counties' man, like myself, this looks like the Truck System in a new and most re- prehensible form. When you recall, in addition, the remarks you lately made on the unwortbiness of making their bread black to those who had little else but bread to eat, perhaps you will join me in the hope that the new guardians will prove themselves worthy of their Ipgal title, the Guardians of the Poor. 1 am, Sir, yours, See., ARTHUR GRIFFITH.

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