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THE CLOSURE.

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXECUTION…

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THE GOVERNMENT AND CETEWAYO.

THE NIGHT AND DAY SITTING…

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A GLOOMY PICTURE.

MR. MUNDELLA AND EDUCATION…

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MR. MUNDELLA AND EDUCATION IN SOUTH WALES. On Saturday afternoon a deputation, beaded by Lord Aberdare, representing the mining population of Monmouthshire and South Wales, had an interview with Mr. Mundella and Sir Francis Sandford at the Education Office, Whitehall, to ask for a revision of the requirements of the department as applicable to the children of the mining population. The deputation represented that it was felt to be too much to require children to pass the fifth standard when twelve years old that the strain involved injury to their physical strength, and that its imposition prevented the employ- ment of hundred of boys in collieries where adults had in consequence to be employed to do their work causing irritation and sometimes provoking strikes. Mr. Mundella said the difficulty in question arose from parents not causing their boys to attend early enough and with sufficient regularity at good schools. The titth standard was the usual, one for examinations in mining and other districts, such as Middlesbrough, Barnsley, and Dudley, whilst in other localities, including Rotherham and Darlington, the sixth stand- ard was passed without difficulty. 5 He could not pro- mise to reduce the 'standard for' South Wales, but would consult with his advisers at the Education Department as to what could be done temporarily to meet any emergency.

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The QUEEN and the ARTILLERYMEN.

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ASCENT OF THE ALETSCH-HORN.

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