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CARDIFF SCHOOLS. THE THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING of the subscribers to the Cardiff Schools, established for affording education to the poor, took place ill the Committee-Room, Ciock- herbtown, on Monday last. We observed present The Lord James Stuart, M.P., in the Chair; E. P. Richards, Esq., Rev. J. Montgomery Traherue, Rev. Thomas Stacey, Rev. W. Leigh Morgan, Rev. James Evans, C. C. Williams, Esq., David Evans, Esq., Andrew Miller, Esq., Robert Daw, Esq., James Lewis, Esq., and John Lloyd, William Bird, George Bird, Griffith Phil- lips, Thomas Price, &c. &c.. His Lordship having taken the chair, rose and brien* addressed the meeting; and then called upon the Rev^ Thomas Stacey, one of the honorary secretaries, to read the annual report, from which we gather the following highly-interesting particulars The pupils under instruction amount to one hundred and forty boys and about seventy girls. The average ) a»ett'mves bare uiulergvue no material change but t4e t lIumher has not been quite equal to that of preceding years, nor certainly proportionate to the known nccessi ties of the population but work being plentiful amon" the labouring classes, and wages comparatively high, parents in a certain condition, who formerly gladi availed themselves of the economy of these schools, now make an effort to send their children to schools of, a- they consider, a higher grade. The treasurer's account* present the same favourable aspect as in former years. The schoolrooms have been made much mote comfortable by the substitution of a timber floor for a stone floor, at an expense of more than £90. The Girl's Sunday School continues in Euccessful progress. There arc under regular instruction about one hundred children. In the Day School there are eighty-six boys who are able to read the scriptures and forty-five can write a good legible hand. One hundred and ten boys are under instruction in ciphering, many of whom have gone through the four elementary rules, and are attaining con- siderable proficiency in the higher rules of arithmetic. One hundred and five boys left the school during the last year for their several employments in life, after having made the usual progress in different branches of instruc- tion and eighty-five were admitted into the school during the same period. In the Girls' School forty-six are capable of reading the scriptures, and the whole number of pupils are pro- gressing most favourably in writing, arithmetic, and needlework. The Noble Chairman then called upon E. P. Richards, Esq., treasurer, to read his report, from which it ap- peared that the payments amounted to JE240 10s. 8Jd., and the receipts to but JE227 lis. 8d., shewing that the sum of 1:12 19s, Old. had been kindly and most gene- rously advanced by Mr. Richards, who, we are informed, together with our highly-esteemed resident clergyman (Rev. Thomas Stacey), takes the most lively interest in doing everything calculated to maintain the full efficiency of these schools, which are acknowledged by all to be 'most admirably conducted ill every respect. The Rev. J. M. Traherne said he had been requested to move the first resolution, and it afforded him great pleasure to do so. The report which had been read to the meeting was so comprehensive—embraced so many points of iiiterest-tliat no remarks were required on his part, and he would consequently merely read the resolu- tion—namely, "That the report now read be adopted, and, with an abstract of the treasurer's accounts, be printed and circulated in the usual manner." This proposition was ably seconded by Andrew Miller, Esq., and carried unanimously. The Rev. James Evans said he had been entrusted with the second resolution, and which was- That the thanks of the subscribers be given to the committees- both of ladies and gentlemen—for their past services." He (Mr. Evans) regretted that in consequence of the distance of his residence from Cardiff he had not been able to render the committees any assistance by attending at the schools as often as lie wished to do but he would observe that he called occasionally, and lvid now great pleasure in stating that when he did call he invariably found the schools in the best order—in such a state as to reflect the highest credit on the master and mistress, as well as on the committees. (Hear.) The resolution was seconded by Mr. Griffith Phillips, and carried unanimously. The third resolution—moved by C. C. Williams, Esq., and seconded by Mr. William Hird—was also unani- mously carried—" That the following ladies and gen- tlemen be requested to form the committees for the current year, viz. LADIES' COM:lIITTEH. The Marchioness of Bute Mrs. Miller The Lady James Stuart Morgan Miss Stuart James Lewis Mrs. Stacey David Kvans Traherne William Bird C. C. Williams George Bird Moore Miss Towgood GENTLEMEN'S COMMITTEE. Rev. J. M. Traherue Robert Daw, Esq, W. L. Morgan David Evans, Esq. T. W. Booker, Esq. Mr. William Bird C. C. Williams, Esq. Mr. W. A. Bradley John Langley, Esq. Mr. W. Pearson ilitill-Is Leivis, Esq. Mr. William Williams Andrew Miller, Esq. Mr. J. B. Woods The fourth resolution was proposed by the Rev. W. L. Morgan—seconded by Mr. John Lloyd, and resolved una- llimously-61 Tliit the thanks of the subscribers be given to Messrs. Towgood and Co., treasurers, and to the other officers of the institution, for their respective services and that they be requested to continue them." R. Daw, Esq., moved the next resolution-" That the cordial thanks of the meeting be given to the Venerable the Archdeacon of Llandaff, for the able and impressive sermon preached by him on behalf of this institution, in Cardiff Church, in June last." This was second-ad by David Evans, Esq., and carried unanimously. The business of the day having been concluded, his Lordship left the Chair. After which, James Lewis, Esq., rose and said, it afforded him much pleasure to move "that the respectful thanks of this meeting be^iven to the Lord James Stuart, for the deep interest he continues to take in these schools—for kindly taking the chair this day—and for his able and courteous conduct therein." Mr. Lewis added that he was proud in being the humble instrument of bringing this resolu- tion before the meeting but every one present was so well acquainted with the deep interest evinced by his lordship's family in the prosperity of everything calculated to benefit the town and neighbourhood, that it was not necessary for him (Mr. Lewis) to make any further ob- servations. Mr. George Bird having seconded the resolution, it was carried by acclamation. His Lordship briefly acknowledged the compliment. He was at all times happy to meet the gentlemen present, and he felt great pleasure in presiding at the meeting which had just been held. He was delighted beyond measure to find that the committee took such an interest in promoting the welfare of the children of the poor-Hot only by affording them the means of acquiring religious and useful knowledge at these schools, but by e\ illdng such attention to their personal comfort in having, at a very considerable outlay, caused the floors to be boarded —an improvement which was most obvious. CARDIFF POL ICE.-THURSDAY. [Before R. Itiece, F.S.A., Mayor, the Rev. James Evans, aud Whitlock Nicholl, Esq.] Giioss AND WANTON OUTRAGE.—Mr. J. G. Bird, a highly-respectable inhabitant of this town, preferred a charge of trespass" against a man named William Richards, who appeared in the garb usually worn by men who work about the docks and canals. By the statement of Mr. Bird, and by the evidence of several persons, it appeared that on Wednesday afternoon at about half.past two o'clock, whilst Mr. Bird was absent from his offices, situate in Bute-street, the defendant was observed by Mr. Bird's little boy walking up the street. The child, from some unexplained cause, when he saw defendant approach, went inta the office and closed the door. In the course of a few minutes defendant entered the passage leading to the office door-walked on to the door, and kicked it open with grear violence, doing con- siderable damage thereby. Mr. Bird's little boy then ran out-told the woman, who keeps a shOlp under the same roof, that a strange man had entered the office in the manner just described, and she, consequently, went there and put him out. He was very drunk at the time. He then went outside and deliberately struck a coloured pane of glass in pieces with his fist, upon which pane was an inscription very beautifully and rather expen- sively finished. It was also stated-but not legally proved by evidence—that defendant broke three panes of glass in Mr. Bird's offices the same evening, at a later period, by throwing a large stone (which was produced, and which weighed about -201bs. probably) into the room. When asked by the magistrates what reason had he to assign for such outrageous conduct, defendant replied with a malevolent grin that it was drunken foolishness he supposed." Convicted in the penalty of twenty shil- lings-the value of the coloured pane of glass—and costs in default of payment, to be impi isoned and kept to hard labour, in Cardiff House of Correction, for the term of two calendai months. Committed.—This case occupied the attention of the magistrates for a considerable time, but the foregoing outline embraces all the points of par- ticular moment in the evidence. Dinah Moss and Margaret Godsell were brought up in custody, charged with having behaved in a most riotous manner in Crockherbtown, at half-past twelve last night or rather this morning. The countenances of these "unfortunate" and most unruly creatures were disfigured most horribly—cuts, gashes, scratches, contusions, black eyes, &c., so that scarcely a feature could be distinguished; and those injuries, by the evidence of P.C. George Davies, who took them into custody, they inflicted upon each other in a fight which was maintained so furiously as to require the united exertions of three strong men to separate them. The pavement was covered with bunches of hair, and fragments of caps, gowne, handkerchiefs, and bonnets, so that it must have been a most disgusting exhibition. The magistrates very properly committed the prisoners to prison for one month, there to be kept to hard labour. Mr. Farish, landlord of the Rummer Tavern, was charged with having permitted persons to sit and drink in his house at a quarter past one on Sunday morning last, at which hour thirteen men aud boys, P C. George Davies said, were turned out of the house and behaved very rudely upon the streets to the sad discomfort and annoyance of the peaceably disposed inhabitants. It was also stated that youngsters were accustomed to meet and play at cards in the house. — Mr. Farish said he was not aware of it. It might be the case in the kitchen which was detached from the house, and into which he se dom entered.— The magistrates toid him hews legally respon- sible for anything done upon his premises as far as regarded gaming, &c. P. C. Geo. Davies swore that upon one occasion he saw parties playing cards in the kitchen at between four and five o'clock in the afternoon. —Mr. Whitlock Nicholl said he very frequently spent some hours in the house in writing letters, as it was very near to the post-office, and Mr. Farish permitted him to use his desk; and he thought it due to Mr. farish, that he (Mr. Nicholl) should state, that the house was gene- rally managed in the most orderly manner.—After some further conversation, the magistrates discharged the com- plaint, cautioning Mr. Farish not to offend similarly for the future. ATTEMPT TO STAB A POLICEMAN.— William Bennett, a man having the appearance of an excavator, was charged rriib ¡¡"VÚli attempted to itab /osepfc ferry, It appeared by the tenor of the evidence adduced, that the prisoner went to a house of ill-fame somewhere near the canal-bridge, in .the Hayes, and persisted in remaining there although repeatedly requested to leave by the in- mates (two women). It was very late at night—in fact approaching Tuesday morning, and the women appre- hending personal violence, took the precaution of calli-ig to their assistance the policeman Perry, who after vainly endeavouring to induce the man to leave the house put him Dut by force, and then told him to go home. What followed we give in the policeman's words—" After I had put him out I told him to go home peaceably and not to create a disturbance, and followed him slowly until 1 came to the top of the bridge, which is the termination of my beat. I then stood. He went on from 30 to 50 yards, saying nothing, only goiug his way. He then turned—took out his knife which I saw open in his hand —came back towards me 15 paces, and said that if I would not go from there he would make me go. I !old him I was not afraid of him nor of his knife, and walked on towards him to a spot where I could meet him on level ground. When I drew near to him he stood in a position to thrust at me. He did thrust at me with his knife." Witness then detailed a series of combats which he had with the prisoner, who was ultimately lodged in the station-house. The magistrates thought that as prisoner had not struck the policeman, the charge could hardly be sustained. However, they committed him to prison in default of finding sureties to keep the peace. The policeman (Perry) gave his evidence remarkably well, and seemed to have behaved-with great courage, and the most commendable coolness in repelling the un- warrantable attacks of his cowardly assailant, who, when he found that he had met his match" turned and ran. Mr. Bicherton, landlord of the King's Head public- house, was charged by Superintendent Stockdale with harbouring or permitting disorderly characters to assem- ble in his house, contrary to the terms of his license. Case adjourned. Thomas Morgan was convicted in the penalty of three shillings for cutting a tarpaulin belonging to the Dowlais Iron Company. David Jones was convicted in the penally of ten shil- lings for assaulting Thomas Lewis. [On Monday no business was transacted. The mayor entered the hall punctually at half-past ten, as he inva- riably does but after remaining there fifteen minutes, and finding no applications made to him, he left the room, stating that those who wanted magisterial advice or assist- ance, must be punctual in their attendance.]


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