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ittountouttfgftt're. NEWPORT, 1st February, 18S8.—Agreeably to the notice given, the friends to the education of the chitdren of the poor in connexion with the Established Church, met at the Girls' National School Room, with the view to provide for the erection of new School Rooms within the town of Newport, Sir C. Morgan, Bart., in the chair. The meeting, thougti not so numerously attended as expected, was highly respectable. Amongst those present were Sir C. Morgan, Bart., Rev. Sir C. Salisbury, Bart., Rev. James <}oles, Rev. R. A. Roberts, Rev. A. A Isaacson, Rev. Wni. Powell, Rev. James Francis, Rev. Taylor, Rev. John Beynon, Rev. Morgan Powell, Wm. Brewer, Wm. Willianis: Thomas Powell, T. Phillips, T. J. Phillips, F. Justice, J. Bircfi, T. Cooke, and Thomas Hughes, Esqrs.; Mr Webber, Mr Nicholas, Mr Hawkins, &c. &c &c. Sir CHARLES MORGAN stated the object of the meeting. He observed that the present school room would shortly be sold, it was therefore neces. sary that another should be provided. A piece of ground had been selected for the building of new sclLool rooms and his (Sir Charles's) partners, Mr Homfray and Mr Fothergill, had liberally given up their interest in the lease, and he (Sir Charles) would give the freehold for ever. Sir Charles said he had a plan drawn by Mr Jerrad of Cheltenham, but he had no preference for this if one should be proposed that would answer better. School rooms to bold 200 boys, 200 g-irls, and 150 infants, could not be erected at a small expense, and when the docks and other improve- ments were completed an increase of population would he the consequence. The education of the children of the poor must therefore be provided for, and lie (Sir C. Morgan) wou'd give £ 100. towards the building and t50. for fitting it up. A series of resolutions were put and carried. The 1st resolution was proposed by the Rev.Jnrr.cs Francis, and seconded by the Rev. C. Salusbury, Bart. The 2nd was proposed by Thomas Powell, Esq and seconded by the Rev. A. A. Isaacson. The 3rd was proposed by the Rev. Taylor, and seconded by H. Justice, Esq. The 4th was proposed by Thomas Cooke, Esq., and seconded by Dr. Gwiilim. The 5th was proposed by Thomas Hughes, Esq,, and seconded by Mr T, Hawkins. The 6th was proposed by T. J. Phillip*, Esq., and seconded by William Williams, Esq., and- Esq., and seconded by Mr Sallows. The 7th was proposed by Thomas Phillips, jun., Mr PHILLIPS, in moving the seventh resolution, spoke at great length and very ably contrasted the education of children in this with that of foreign countries; linpiessing en the minds of those present the necessity of educating the children of the poor. The cost of building the school rooms, with a house for the master and mistress, was calculated at £ ],' 00. Mr Phillips then explained thestateof the funds, £ 300 had been given by the society, there was ZI 00 in hand, arising from the Girls National School, and J"]õO was the handsome subscription ofSir C. Morgan, Bart. Mr P. then read a letter from S. Homfray, Esq. surrender- ing- his interest in the ground with a-donation ofitIO, expressing the pleasure he always felt in promoting the welfare of Newport; he also read a letter from the Bishop of the Diocese, enclosing £ 10; his lordship regretted that he could not do mora in consequence of the frequent demands- upon him. He had just given £200 towards the enlargement of the church at Chepstow. Mr P. in concluding, read a report which was accepted and agreed to. Sir Charles Morgan having left the Chair, which was filled by the Rev, James Coles, WILLIAM" BREWER, Esq moved a vote of thanks to Sir Charles Morgan, seconded by the Rev. R. A. ROBERTS, which- was carried by acclamation. Thanks were then voted to Mr Thomas Phillips, jun., for the trouble he had taken on the occasion. A subscription list was then opened, and upwards of .£200 contributed, making, with the sums be- fore mentioned, £750. The plan obtained by Sir Charles Morgan was exhibited in the room, and gave general satisfaction, but it was supposed by some of the gentlemen pre- sent, that the building, if finished agreeably to the drawing, would cost more than the sum named. The dimensions were. Girls School Room 50 feet by 25 Boys ..50 30 Itifants .51-6 17 The meeting then separated, evidently well pleased with the proceedings of the day. The Monmouth Assizes, before Barons Alderson and Gurney, will commence on Wednesday, the 28th of March. EBBW VALB.—A NEW TEMPERANCE SocrETY.- A Temperance Society has been formed at this place, which fairly promises to outdo all societies of the kind. The first meeting was held on Saturday night last, when a groat many stgned their names, and several of those who bad already joined the Teetotal Society, applied to have their names enrolled as members, but were not admitted till they had spent the time they bad engaged themselves to the latter society. It is fully expected that this society will do much good, as not only several of the most abandoned drunkards in the place have already joined it, but many who may be properly called the 41 Two-or-tbree- gallons-a-day-fol ks. It is to be feared that many of the latter will find considerable inconvenience from the reduced regimen. The rules are,-that each mem- ber is allowed to drink-in a public house-two pints of beer every day in the week, except Sunday, on which day they are not allowed to visit any place for the sale of spirits or beer, and any member found transgressing those rules is to he fined two shillings and sixpence for each offence. The society is to be named after the American fashion-" The-two-pints- a-day-Temperance-Society." Another meeting iscafled for next Friday evening. All the publicans in the place, great and small, are pretty considerably alarmed, and are already beginning to act on the defensive, by refusing to sell barm or grains to any member of such society. TREDEGAR, Jan. 29.-William Llewellyn, alias Will Doxey, of Beaufort Works, was this day brought before Samuel Homfray, Esq., at the Town Hall in Tredegar, for breaking into a store-house of Messrs. Bailey, on the morning of Sunday the 14th inst, and was fully committed, on the oath of Stephen Davies and others, to take his trial at the next Assizes for this oounty. There are at this moment no less than five cases for house-breaking, one for sheep stealing, and one for rape, from the parish of Bedwellty, awaiting the Assizes. The man, Henry Phillips, who was fully committed on the Coroner's warrant for stabbing Joseph Baker at Sirhowey, to take his trial for manslaughter, died in Monmouth Gaol about ten days since. Mr Richard Jenkins, jun. of Newport, passed his examination, and was admitted a member of the London Royal College of Surgeons, on Friday last, the 26th ult. On the 27th ult., a fine ship was launched from the yard of Mr William Perkins, builder, Newport. She is about 3S0 tons register, and surpasses any vessel ever built at that port in size, model and materials. She is intended for the East India trade, and was taken in tow immediately by a steamer for Bristol to be rigged, &c. At a petty sessions held, for the division of New- port, at the Tredegiir Arms Inn, in the village of Bassalleg, on Tuesday last, Present, James Coles, Clerk, and Octavius Morgan, Esquire. Thomas Cross, of the parish of Risca, a common brewer and beer house-keeper, was convicted in the penalty of 40s. and costs, for permitting persons to be guilty of drunkenness and disorderly conduct in his house, during the night of the 20th January last. It appeared in evi- dence, that the house was kept open during the whole of Saturday night, and until sun-rise on Sunday morning. It was ou the. same night Mr Charles Phillips, a gentleman residing in the neighbourhood, had his poultry stolen; and it was proved that John Lewis, the person who h is since been committed to take his trial at the next Assizes, for stealing the poultry, was drinking at Cross's house until twelve clock, and there is 110 doubt that the scheme for the robbery was there concerted, and that the schemes for most of the robberies and outrages committed are concocted in beer-houses. It would be highly praise- worthy in magistrates, if they were to require petty constables and other police officers to be more vigilant of the conduct of the keepers of such houses. Opportunities enough are afforded (if constables did their duty) to make examples that would greatly benefit the public; and the magistrates, acting for this division, are determined in future most rigidly to put in force that law by which they are empowered to punish the sellers of beer by retail, who do not keep good order and rule in their houses. [So long as beer houses are suffered to exist, to the great injury of public morals, and in too many in- stances as the nigbly thieves of every de- scription, from the petty depredator of the hen- roost to the daring and reckless housebreaker, it is only by the vigilance of the police and the judicial severity of the Magistrate, that these abo- minations can be held in check. The country cries out loudly for the extirpation of this great pest, and if the workmen, and more especially the families of workmen, knew their own interest, they would be tho first to join in a petition to the Legislature, either to abolish these nuisances altoge- ther, or to place them under such restriction as would take from dishonesty all temptation to keep, and from knavery all inducement to frequent them. .rtOn :8a2tttt.

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