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TOttfMitirt* tn £ Uufpott This general and favourite holiday was this year in a great measure marred by the unfavourable state of the an(l young and old, we have no doubt, expe- rienced^ much disappointment. Excursions trains by the various railways to all parts of the district had been announced at extremely reasonable fares, and most of the trade establishments in this town suspended business for the benefit of a numerous class but an almost unceasing downfall of rain throughout Monday prevented that pleasure and enjoyment out-of-doors which are invariably anticipated or experienced. A considerable number of persons determined to brave the elements, and quitted and entered the town by railway, the less resolute—but pro- bably the more wise—remained at home, to console them- selves as best they might. The streets certainly presented some indications of a holiday, from the hoisting of flags, a club procession, &c., but the real Whitsuu ide appear- ance was not to be met with. Still several gatherings and entertainments passed off as well as could be expected, as may be gleaned from the following particulars :— THE SCHOOLS. One feature especially we regretted to miss—the annnal gathering of the children belonging to the Sunday School Union, amounting to some 2,500 in number. The little ones must have been sadly disappointed, but the kind entertainments provided for them in the after part of the day was some compensation. As the public prome- nade was prevented, and all display out of the question, the scholars were formed into three divisions, and taken respectively to the Dock-street, Tabernacle, and Ebenezer chapels. At each of these places, affectionate and instructive addresses were given by ministers and lay gentlemen, and hymnaand other pIeces sung by the children who afterwards returned to their respective chapels and school rooms. AT THE IABEBNACLE, tea was served to about 300 juveniles, and subsequently to considerably above 200 teachers and friends. A public meeting followed, the ^aj virUrc^' Thomas Gillman, presiding, and Messrs. W. Graham, Thomas, Roberts, and Furney, being the speakers upon the occasion. AT THE BAPTIST CHAPEL, a public meeting took place in the commodious school-room, after the tea. The chair was taken by S. M. Phillips, Esq and addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. Jackson, of Caerleon, and Brown, of Birmingham, and Messrs. Salter, Rowe, H. Phillips, Roper, J. A. Williams, Witts, &c THE CHILDREN of the school attached to the New In- dependent Church meeting at the Towu-hall, were assem- bled at the Temperance-ball, Llanarth-street, whence they were taken to the Ebenezer chapel, and on their return between one and two hundred partook of an ample supply of tea and cake. At the public meeting subsequently held, under the presidency of the Rev. F. Pollard, a number of appropriatel speeches were made. In the course of the evening, a report was read, showing the progressive in- crease of the school, connected with which at the present time are more than 200 teachers and children, with two cluses containing about thirty young men and women. THE CHILDREN of the Weisleyan Methodist Sunday School, Commercial-street, were bountifully supplied with tea and cake at the chapel. During the afternoon they were appropriately addressed, and joined in singing hymns selected for the occasion. After the children had been regaled, the teachers took tea together, and spent the evening in consultation upon subjects connected with their interesting and benevolent work. The public meet- ing on behalf of the school will be held at a later period of the year. AT THE WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL, PILL, about 300 children took tea. They were addressed by the Rev. J. Harding, and they sang prettily several pieces. The teachers and friends also sat down together, a public meeting being afterwards held, presided over by Mr. Prewett, and addressed by the minister, Mr. Pyer, Mr. Cock, Mr. Honey, &c. ABOUT 200 children partook of a repast provided at Dock-street chapel, and in the course of the evening, a congregational meeting was held. The Rev. Alfred Bourne, B.A., officiated as chairman. Mr. Dixon read the report of the school, which was favourably alluded to. Messrs. W. M. Jack, Edward Thomas, Thomas Davies, T. Turner, J. Davies, C. Lewis, T. Jones, and C. Reed de- livered addresses, and were attentively listened to. THE CHILDREN of the Wesleyan Reform School were treated to a liberal supply of tea, cake, &c., at the chapel, Hill-street. Here, also, a meeting followed, the speakers being Messrs. Henley (chairman), Ewins, Watkins, Mock, Jobling, and Merchant. The school is in a very satisfac- tory position no less than 200 children attending. TEA was provided at the Mariners' Chapel, of which 60 children partook. This was the result of a private sub- scription. THE CHURCH SCHOOLS. -The children belonging to the national and infant schools congregated in the Na- tional School-rooms, which bad been tastefully decorated for the occasion. Suitable remarks were addressed to the little throng, and a bountiful tea was then provided. This having been concluded, a most interesting meeting was held. In the intervals between the addresses, a va- riety of compositions were sung, with a piano-forte accompaniment by Mr. Tasker, organist of St. Paul's. The Revds. Edward Hawkins, vicar, J. T. Wrenford, W. Feetham, T. P. Causton, &c., were the speakers upon the occasion. The assistance of the ladies, schoolmistresses, and others, was acknowledged by votes of thanks. The children of Trinity Church, Pill, were provided in the same liberal manner as the other schools in connection with the church. AT THE WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL nearly 140 children took tea. More than 120 children were regaled at the Ebenezer; a large number at the Temple, and at the Pill Reform Wesleyan Chapel and about 60 in addition to the teachers, at Mount Zion. At the latter place, the Rev. Mr. Griffiths, Mr. Griffiths, and several teachers delivered addresses. At other schools, also, a similar gratifying course was observed. THE numerous children in attendance at the schools connected with tbe Roman Catholic Chapel were, as usual, treated to tea, &c. The addresses to them and their parents and fiends afterwards were calculated to produce a beneficial effect. Dos WORKS SCHOOL.—The children of this school, numbering about 200, attended Divine service at St. Paul's Church, after which they returned to the school- room, at the works, where a plentiful supply of tea and cake was provided for them through the liberality of Messrs. J. J. Cordes and Co., the proprietors of the estab- lishment. The large and commodious room was decorated with flags, banners, and evergreens, under the superin- tendence of Messrs. Reynolds and Phillips, and though the unfavourable state of the weather prevented any out door sports, the happy faces of the children, together with the hearty cheers which accompanied the vote of thanks to their kind patrons, fully showed how thoroughly they en- joyed their entertainment. After tea several sacred pieces were sung by the children, Mr Reynolds accompanying them on the harmonium. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Castle, Phillips, and Reynolds, after which the National Anthem was sung, and the children dispersed, evidently pleased and delighted. At 6 p.m., the teachers and senior scholars took tea together, snd in the course of the evening other pieces of music were suag. Much praise was awarded to Mr. Day for several floral decorations, was awarded to Mr. Day for several floral decorations, tastefully arranged by him on the table Mrs. Jenkins and Miss Swan were deserving of much credit, for the very excellent arrangements made by them for the com- fort and enjoyment of both the children and teachers. The entire expenses of this school, as well as. the day school, are borne by the proprietors of the Dos Works, whose example in providing commodious and suitable school promises, for thegia'uitous instruction of the boys connected with their establishment, as well as the interest they take in the Sabbath school, is worthy of imitation by those whose position enables them thus to benefit the working-classes generally. THE THEATRE. Besides the interesting proceedings just detailed, there were entertainments of another nature placed before the public. A mid-day, as well as evening performance, took place at the Theatre, both being remarkably fully at- tended. Mr. R. F. Smith, Mr. Huntley, and Miss Shalders, were very effective in the farce A Kiss in the Dark." It was a clever performance. AN EXHIBITION OF WAX-WORK FIGURES, Near the Salutation, attracted a large number of persons. GALA AT THE CATTLE MARKET. In this commodious space, a fet6 and gala, representing the siege, storm, and fall of Delhi, and under the manage- ment of Professor Burn, pyrotechnist to the Bristol and Clifton Zoological Gardens, was announced for the evening, but here again the rain interfered, and the raising of the siege until the next evening was the result THE UNITED BROTHERS BENEFIT SOCIETY. The members of this society celebrated their-anniver- sary in the usual manner At ten o'clock, they assembled to the number of 150 at their club-house, the Rodnev Arms Inn, Cross-street, and about eleven o'clock formed themselves into procession, headed by the Newport Band, and, with a splendid banner, representing St.Patrick, and flags, marched to St. Mary's Catholic Church, where Divine service was celebrated by the Rev. R. Kichardson, and an address delivered by the Rev. J. Akaroyd, which was listened to with much interest. Service being con- cluded, the members again formed themselves into proces- sion, and paraded the town. They arrived at their club- house about three o'clock, where a dinner in Host Evans's best style awaited them. After dinner, the usual toasts were given and responded to, and a pleasant evening was spent. THE CIRCUS. On Tuesday, a favourable change took place, and the weather was all that could be desired The sun shone brilliantly throughout the day, and numerous holiday- keeping individuals were to be observed. Cooke's circus entered the town at noon, in procession The morning performance, as well as that in the evening, took place in a large tent on the Cardiff-road, and the announcement that the great horse-taming secret would be exposed, doubtless contributed to bring together a large portion of the audience, and the challenge thrown out to sceptics to produce a vicious animal to be experimented upon. In the course of the performance, a fine dai k-grey mare, be- longing to Mr. Charles Phillips, of the King William the Fourth, was led into the circle, displaying, however, very little vice or restiveness. The expositor of the subdu- ing" system first spoke of Mr. Rarey's system, which, he asserted, had been in the possession of, and in use by, Mr. Cooke's ancestors, for many years, and then proceeded with the operation. It consisted in simply strapping up a fore-leg, turning the foot. up towards the knee and then, by means of a bobble"-a rope thrown round the boily of the animal, and connected by a slip-knot round the fetlock with the free fore-leg, (and, apparently, alo having an attachment to the powerful bit iu the mare's mouth) — such an amount of constriction was put upon her by the hand of the operator, who retained his hold of the running-noosed rope, that the head and legs of the animal were gradually drawn together, and after many ineffectual struggles and plunges she was brought first upon her knees and ultimately upon her side. Once down, the animal certainly lay quietly enough, nor did she appear to take the slightest notice of the operator's calls, or the tattoo of a drum beat by a drummer standing upon her prostrate body. She was then led off as—tamed But of this many expressed their doubts. In the evening, the proprietor drove forty horses in hand through the princi- pal thoroughfares, the subsequent performances being witnessed by an audience packed together as closely as it was possible to place them. FETE AND GALA. Professor Burn's representation of the storm and cap- ture of Delhi was given the same evening, in the cattle market. Many of the incidents were effectively delineated. The exhibition was well received, so much so that it was repeated on Wednesday.


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