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I' DOLGELLEY CHALLENGE CUP.

DOLGELLEY VOLUNTEERS v BARMOUTH…

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DOLGELLEY COUNTY SCHOOL. The annual distribution of prizes (our account of which was unavoidably held over) took place on Wednesday, the 18th ult. The chair was taken by Mr H Wynne Williams, J.P., and there was a large attendance. After the headmaster had read his report, the Chairman distributed the prizes to the pupils. The prize list was as follows :-Form IV, Glyn Edwards; Form III, Llewelyn Edwards and W Wynne Williams; Form II, G E Evans, T Hughes, 11 James, and M J Davies; Form I, G Cynfrig Jones, Richard Jones, R Wynne Williams, and David John Williams. Special prizes; Arith- matic (given by the Rev J H Marshall, M A.), Richard J Edwards and James Griffin; drawing and clay modelling, James Griffin; woodwork, James Griffin; attendance (presented by Mr Wm Evans), Gwilym James, R J Edwards, J V Pugh, J Griffin, Llewellyn Edwards. Honours list, William Morris Jones, exhibition of £10 per annum, Uni- versity College of North Wales, Bangor; Gwilym James, Tate exhibition of £10 per annum, Uni- versity College of North Wales, Bangor. Central Welsh Board examination Senior certificate, Glyn Edwards, distinction in arithmetic, English lan- guage (honours stage), and English composition, honours stage in history, and higher stage in Latin; J V Pugh, distinction in arithmetic; James Griffin, distinction in drawing. Junior certificate, Llewelyn Edwards, distinction in history G W Wynne Wil- liams. Loudon matriculation examination Divi- sion 1, Richard John Edwards. South Kensington science and art examination Theoretical chemis- try, advanced class II, R J Edwards and A Glyn Edwards practical chemistry, advanced class II, Gwilym James, J V Pugh, and R J Edwards; physics, advanced class I, Gwilym James mathe- matics, stage II, Glyn Edwards, J Griffin, W Morris Jones, J V Pugh; Pitman's shorthand cer- tificate, theory, R J Jones; elementary, R R Jones, G E Evans, and Emyr Williams. Professor Edwards said Since 1881 Wales has made a marked advance. In that year the Depart- mental Committee reported that the number of pupils attending grammar, proprietary, and private schools was 4,036. This year 95 inter- mediate schools were inspected by the Central Board, and the names on the school rolls at the time of inspection came to 7,668. One must not be discouraged by the thought that there are still so many boys and girls who do not attend intermediate schools, nor by the falling off in attendance which has shown itself in some instances. In the experience of our headmasters, in the report of examiners, and in the opinions of parents may be found facts which should temper our satisfaction and make us reflect where we are really going and what results we may expect to see confronting us* if we make education only what will prepare children to earn a living we libel nature. We train them to pick up her farthings and refuse her pounds. Then, we are a part of a noble Empire. A great portion of it is administered and ruled by men sent from Britain. These judges and governors are men like ourselves, but how many Welsh are there in the Ciyil Service of India or of our dependent colonies ? In our secondary schools we should have the means of starting men of our own blood in those careers of splendid usefulness. Why should these post. _8 so much the province of Englishmen, Scotchmen, and Irishmen ? If they continae to be so, one reason will be that the Welsh people take a low view of what is possible in their secondary schools. And be our schools as advanced as possible, the short stay which masters have also to complain of will have the same effect on pupils as a low standard of preparation. A low standard and short terms of schooling means that we Welsh shall, so far, not send out men of intellectual authority; To the boy8 I would only say two words. Re true in your work, true to what is required to be done true to your own conscience. Do not pretend a thing is done when it is not, or understood when you are not sure. Study is for the sake of man, not man for the sake of study. There is not one bit of study which does not make you like itself. If it is always honest you will be honest; if it is slovenly you will be slovenly workers. And if you go on being true, truth has untold rewards to bring you, and among them ever-increasing usefulness to your fellow-men. The other is what General Baden Powell said. When yon are at cricket you work for your side. So in life, play the game, but play it, not for yourself, but for your side, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, your fellow- man.- (Applause.)

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