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ABERDARE MINERS.

THE ABERDARE RACING DISPUTE.

ITHE TRUANT SCHOOL.

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THE TRUANT SCHOOL. ¡ The fullowing- report from Dr. W. W. Jonc", of ¡ Merthyr, the medical officer of the school, was read to the committee at their ordinary meeting on Thurs- day, and the secretary instructed to send copies of same to each of the Association Boards, viz. •.—Gentle- men,-I have the honour to submit to you my first- annual report. Sites and Buildiugs.—The sites and buildings have proved themselves admirably adapted for the pur- poses for which they are intended. The system of warming and ventilation has been at all times quite satisfactory. Atthecommenccmentoftheyearsome of tho walls were found to be very damp, but that has noW been remedied, and you now have a building thoroughly dry and satisfactory in all respects. Drainage.—Some difficulty has arisen during tho year in regard to the disposal of refuse water and other sewage matter, and a number of cases of diarrhoea, during the hot weather of July, caused rue a little anxiety, but I am glad to learn that there is now a prospect of an early settlement of the question by connecting the school with the main s^wer. When that is done a proper disconnecting chamber should be made, and the drainage system will then be entirely satisfactory. Iomatei!198 boys have been admitted during the year, the average age at time ot admission being nearly 11 years. All the boys are brought under my notice after admission, and are again examined on being licensed out; the great majority of them pre- sent a most neglected appearance, some of them in- deed looking half-starved, but during their residence all of them show a marked improvement, not only physically, but also in intelligence. I have vaccinated any boys who on admission have been found to have been previously unvac-cinated. Clothing.—The Clothing is warm and uncomfor- table, and the recent substitution of flannel for cotton shirts must have been appreciated during the cold weather which has recently prevailed. Food.—I have from time to time examined the food supplied, and have found it sufficient in quantity, and uniformly good in quality. -The dormitories, kc., have at all times been found in a clean and tidv condition. Health.—There has been no sickness of a serious character with the exception of a case of pneumonia in November, and there has been no death. The other cases of sickness have included rheumatism, diarrheva, catarrh, kc., none of them of a serious character. I am glad to report that the superintendent and matron always treat the sick boys in a kind and in- dulgent manner, and that I have never made a recom- mendation without it being at once carried out.

EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE.

YAYNOR AND PENDERYN DISTRICT…

GELLIGAER DISTRICT COUNCIL.

FINED FOR BEING DRUNK IN 1891.

NEGLECTED ABERAMAN.

EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS IX THE…

THE MERTHYR BURIAL BOARD.