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Where praise was accorded, she believed it to have been honestly given, because the weaker links in their subjects were also indicated. There was marked improvement in the plain needlework The Bishop had again this year, with his usu.-il generobity, contributed JEo towards prizes and and Mrs Falkener, of Laugharne, very con- siderately sent a donation of a guinea for Scrip- ture. Stanley's Sinai and Palestine," which this had purchased, would, she was sure, be much appreciated by the happy possessor, May David. Her best thanks were due to the Bishop for his kind presence there that day to the Examiners for the very evident thought bestowed upon the work submitted to them and to her colleagues in every department for their untiring energy and devotion to duty. EXAMINEES' REPORTS. The Secretary then read the reports which had been received from the examiners of which the following are a summary :— Mr Hu^h Walker, M.A., Professor of English, St. David's College, Lampeter, said the work done in the English department shewed abun- dant evidence of careful and conscientious teach- ing and diligent study. It was marked by a level goodness of quality rather than by exceptional merit in particular papers. In grammar both seniors and juniors reached a high average. The subject had been taught intelligently, and on a good system. The answers to questions bearing on the history of English were least satisfactory. In the department of literature a broaa line could be drawn between seniors and juniors. The former, upon a somewhat difficult paper, reached as high a level as they attained in grammar, but it was noticeable that they generally avoided the questions demanding thought and intelligence, and showed a preference for others of a more mechanical type. It would be desirable to aim at stimulating the intelligence, and encouraging independent thought. In saying that he was far from wishing to throw blame upon the teachers, as the fault, as far as his experience went, was universal. The work of the juniors on the Tempest was the weakest point that came under his notice. There was here as elsewhere evi- dence of careful teaching, but it did not seem to have gone so far as in the other classes he had examined. The work he had seen left on his mind the distinct impression that the school was doing sound and solid work. No pupil had been neglected, and as a rule, he thought, the utmost had been made of their capabilities. MrA. W. Scott, M.A., Phillips Professor, St. David's College, Lampeter, reported that the work of the 13 girls he had examined in arithmetic was well done throughout. Much neatness was exhibited, and the pupils gave evi- dence of careful teaching. Among the senior girls M. Morris, and among the jniours A. Da vies, deserved commendation." Veil. Archdeacou Edmondes, Principal of St. David's College, said that in returning the marks for English history and geography, he had to express his regret that the questions set did not, through his mistake, bear more particularly on the special subjects of last year. At the same time he was glad to find by the answers sent in that the girls had a very fair general knowledge of history and geography, in addition to their acquaintance with the general subjects. Indeed, in several cases the general knowledge was superior to the special, and he did not know that that was really to be regretted. The senior girls did the history better than geography, but did both well. Mary Morris and May David both deserved commendation. Among the juniors Lucy Stickland's geography was good. Their history, after making allowance for age, was not as good as that of the senior division. The maps of both divisions struck him as being well done, but he thought there was rather a want of in- terest in geography apart from its technical features. But it was pleasant to be able to say after all necessary criticism that the work sent in gave good proof that the education at the High School was painstaking and sound." Mr Robert Williams, Merton College, Oxford, examiner in French grammar and translation, said that the juniors' grammar work was done in almost all eases with great neatness, and a fair amount of efficiency the translation was in- different, and in a few instances absolutely bad. The best paper was that of Florence E. M. Rees, whose grammar was accurate, method good, and whose attempt at translation was creditable. The translation of the seniors was inferior, but the grammar and parsing were very good, and the arrangement of the work on paper excellent. Four out of five pupils obtained over half marks. The best paper was that of Mary Morris, who was, however, closely followed by M. G. David, the papers of both being exceedingly good. With the exception of the translation he had few faults to find with the work, which was evidently the result of careful and uniform teaching." Mr T. F. Tout, writing from the Pem- broke College, Oxford, said the papers in German sent in to him were well done. Rev. W. Davies, M. A., the examiner in botany, stated that he was glad to see that that subject was treated as a serious one at the school. The prize was awarded to Mary Morris, but May David was not many marks behind. Rev C. G. Brown, Carmarthen Training Col- lege, said, the examination in The Prayer Book and Church Cathechism was very satisfactorily done, and gave evidence of careful attention to the instruction given. Rev. C. H. Davies, Diocesan Inspector of Schools, reported that he had examined the pupils of the High School in religious knowledge. The questions were of a searching nature, calculated to test the pupil's knowledge of the authorship, context, and spiritual teaching of, as well as of the facts contained in, the books presented for examination. The school was divided into two divisions, and in the upper division the results were not only generally satisfactory but also creditmMt. The papers of Mary Morris, May David, and Sitter Griffiths, however, were far superior to those of the other pupils in this I division, and were of a high order of excellence. | The answers of the division generally showed that the teaching had been intelligent, critical, ) and generous. Comparatively speaking, the junior paper was more difficult than the senior. This, combined with the fact that the pupils in the lower division were not so much accus- tomed to transmit their knowledge to paper, ac- counted for the much higher results obtained by the upper division than by the lower. Speaking generally, however, the results obtained by the lower division would be described as satisfactory. The papers clearly proved that the instruction imparted was painstaking, minute, and conscientious. The best papers in this division were those of Edith Lewis, Emily Minister, and Shirley Lewis. DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRIZES. The Chairman, before distributing the prizes, said that he had to apologise on behalf of his wife. The Lady Principal was 30 kind as to ask Mrs Jones to undertake the very agreeable task of distributing the prizes to the young ladies, but he was very sorry that she was not able to do so. Anybody who knew what a Bishop's work was knew that he had to arrange his work and the places he had to be in for very nearly a year beforehand, and that, to a certain extent, ruled the movements of a Bishop's wife also. She was not, therefore, able to come there without very great inconvenience. She had a very great interest in that school in particular, and in the work of female education in general, and during the last year both he and his wife had had an additional reason for being interested in female education. He had listened with much attention to the reports of the Lady Principal and the examiners, and it gave him great pleasure to notice the cheerful and hopeful tone of Miss Arthy's report. He had known Miss Arthy since she came to the school, and he was quite certain that she never took an exaggerated view of the success of the school (applause). They would see from the examiners' reports that the school had been doing a very useful work in the diocese. The school would very shortly have completed the first decade of its existence, and never had it been really so successful and prosperous as it appeared to be at the present moment, judging by the reports and by the list of honours gained by the school. Those who established the school were very anxious to have an institution for female education of a public character, and one ] which, while giving an education of the most substantial and useful character to the girls, would, at the same time, not be dissociated from religious teaching. He earnestly hoped that that principle would always be maintained, not only in that school, but in all the important schools of the country. It was a point on which he, for one, felt very strongly, and he was certain that nobody in that Christian land would ever have -Ireaiiit of separating religious from secular e(itic.ition-or having a system of secular educa- tion without an admixture of religion—if it had not been for the religious divisions which were inevitable, but which all good Christians must deplore (hear, hear). There were some golden words in Miss Arthy's report which he trusted would represent the tone and spirit of that school, and the intentions of those who bore office it. Prizes were not the great object either of teach- ing or learning, nor was success in life the great object; but it was the raising the character mentally and morally through the medium of instructionj study and thought. It was now his very pleasant duty to distribute the prizes to the girls, and to them he would address his last words. Let them remember that the prize was nothing in itself but a token of their attention to their work, and that thought should not merely guide the minds of those who had been successful, but in some measure console those who had not been so (applause). His Lordship then proceeded to distribute the prizes and certiticates as follows CLASS I. Mary Morris: Prizes for 1st English, with Language and Botany Holiday Work. Certifi- cates Seuior Cambridge Local Senior Trinity College, Theory of Music; 1st Senior Kensington Local, Practical Music South Kensington, Free- hand Drawing. May David: Prizes for 2nd English with Science, let Scripture, Mathematics, Needlework, Conduct (by vote of girls). Certificates: Junior Cambridge with Honours; 1st Senior Kensington Local, Practical Music: Emily Davies: Certificates Senior Royal Academy, Theory of Music; Senior Trinity College, Theory of Music. Sitta Griffith: Certificates-Junior 6ambridge Local; 1 st Senior Kensington Local, Praeffcttl Music; Kensington Local 4th Class, Map Drawing. Jennie Richards: Certificate-Senior Cambridge Local. Nellie Spivey: Prize for 2ud Scripture. May Jones: Certificate- Senior Cambridge Local. CLASS II. MAria Lucas: Prizes for 1st English, Language, 2nd Scripture. Needlework, Music. Certificates: 2nd Junior Kensington Local, with Honours; Kensington Local, 4th Class, Map Drawing; Seni r Royal Academy, Practical Music. Lucy Stickland Prize for 1st English. Certifi- cate: Kensington Looal, 4th Class, Map Drawing Honours. Honours. Florence Rees: Prize for 2nd English. Certifi- cates: Junior Trinity College, Practical MUMC South Kensington, Freehand Drawing. Gwen Rumsey: Prizes for 2nd English, 2nd Scripture, Music, Drawing. Certificates: 2nd Junior Kensington Local, Honours; Junior Royal Academy, :Practical Music; Junior and Junior Honours Trinity College, Theory of Music,Hono,irs; Kensington Local, 4th Class, Map Drawing; 1st Senior Kensington Local, Practical Music South Kensington, Freehand Drawing. Annie Timothy: Prize for 1st Mathematics. Certificate: 2nd Junior Kensington Local, Honours. Annie Lewis: Prize for Needlework. Certifi- cates: 1st Preliminary Kensington Local; Junior Trinity College, Theory of Music. Marian Parry: Prize for Needlework. Certifi- cates: 1st Preliminary Kensington Local, Honours; 1st Junior Kensington Local, Practical Music; Kensington Local, 4tb Class, Map Drawing. Edith Smith: Certificates-1st Junior Kensington Local, Honoors; Senior Royal Academy, Practical Music; 1st Senior Kensington Local, Practical Music, with Honours and Medal. Lilly White: Certificates-2nd Junior Ken- sington Local, Honours; Kensington Local, 4th Class, Map Drawing, Honours. Annie Davies: Cerrificates-2nd Junior Kensing- ton Local, Honours; Junior Trinity College, Theory of Music. Mabel Cavill Certificates Senior Royal Academy, Practical Music; Senior Trinity College, Practical Music; Senior Trinity College, "Theory of Music; 1st Senior Kensington Local, Practical Music, with Honours and Medal. Bessie Jones: Certifica te- Kensington Local, 4th Class, Map Drawing. Gertrude Stickland: Kensington Local, 4th Class, Map Drawing, Honours. CLASS III. Gwen David: Prizes for 2nd English, 2nd Language, 2nd Scripture, Mathematics, Music (given by Miss Buckley). Certificates: 1st Pre. liminary Kensington Local; 2nd Junior Kensington Local, Practical Music, Honours. Olwen Williams Prize for 2nd English. Certifi- cates-2nd Preliminary Kensington Local, Honours; 2nd Junior Kensington Local, Practical Music. Gwen Howell: Prize for Needlework. Certifi- cates: 2nd Preliminary Kensington Local, Honours; 2nd Junior Kensington Local, Practical Music. Shirley Lewis: Certificate-2nd Preliminary Kensington Local, Honours. Alice Olive: Cert ificates-3rd Preliminary Ken- sington Local and Prize; 2nd Preliminary Kensing. ton Local, Practical Music with Honours. Minna Morris: Certificate — 3rd Preliminary Kensington Local. Gwenda Griffiths: Certificate-2nd Junior Ken- sington Locil, Practical Music, with Honours. Maggie Edwards Certificate Part of 3rd Preliminary Kensington Local. PREPARATORY CLASS. Flora Lucas: Prizes for head of Class, Needle. work. Certificate- Primary, Trinity College, Practical Music. Marcella Phillips: Prize for Needlework. Certifi- cates: 3rd Preliminary, Kensington Local; 2nd Preliminary, Kensington Local, Practical Music, with Honours. Connie Brigstocke: Certificate-3rd Preliminary, Kensington Local. Irene Howell. Certificate—2nd Preliminary, Kensington Local, Practical Music. Rose Morris Certificate 1st Preliminary, Kensington Local, Practical Music. VOTES OF THANKS. The Archdeacon of Carmarthen, in proposing a vote of thanks to the examiners, said the object which the promoters of that school had in view had, in a very great measure, been very success- fully carried out. He felt, however, much anxiety that the school should be made of more general use, and be more widely extended. He hoped that some active clergyman would take the matter of a suitable building for the school in hand, so that they at Carmarthen might be able to have a building worthy of such a school for girls (applause). Rev. T. R. Walters, Carmarthen, seconded, aud the vote was carried. Rev. J. Lloyd, Carmarthen, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, and said that the best way in which they all could show their good wishes to the school was by sending their children to it (applause). Rev. J. P. Lucas, Rhosilly, seconded, and it was carried. The Chairman briefly acknowledged the vote, and the proceedings terminated. CARMARTHEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Carmar- then, held their Prize Day on Saturday, in the School Hall, Carmarthen, Mr J. Rowlands in the chair, and was supported by the Yen. Archdeacon Griffiths (Llandaff), the Ven. Arch- deacon James (Carmarthen), the Dean of St. Asaph, Professor Jones (Carditl College), Rev. D. Rowlands Lewis (Balliol College, Oxford), the Vicar of St. Peter's, Alderman Norton (Carmar- then), and Messrs. J. Ll. Williams, Hensley, and Hartin, the masters of the school. The Chairman said they had hoped to see as president that day the Bishop of St. Asaph (applause), but he had, unfortunately, been un- able to come down. ADDRESS BY THE HEADMASTER. The Headmaster, who was greeted with loud applause, said he had always recognised it as a sort of article of faith that a man full of words shall not prosper." Whether that was true or not he was not prepared to offer any proofs, but he meant to act on the most liberal sense of the words. He had received a letter from Lord Emlyn regretting that he was not able to be present that afternoon. He was quite sure that no man in the county but wished that Lord Emlyn might be restored to full vigour, and that he might return in his full strength to the round of duties he had to do in the town of Carmarthen, and that he so efficiently discharged (applause). Lord Emlyn had been a very good and liberal friend tp that institution, and he was sure the governors had been especially fortunate in secur- ing his services as chairman for so many years (applause). Mr Lewis Morris, an old and distin- guished pupil in that school, had also written to say that educational matters had kept him in Oxford. Mr Lewis Morris had been good enough in an article on education in the Contemporary Revieio a short while since, to single out Carmar- then Grammar School as one of the Schools he thought was doing good work in Wales (applause). The Rev. Wyndham Lewis had also asked him to say that as a Nonconformist minister he had every faith in the school (applause). He (the speaker) had hoped that the Bishop of St. Asaph would have found it convenient to attend, but as the chairman had told them one could not exactly command the time ot bishops They had, how- ever, among their visitors the Archdeacon of .Llandaff, without whom no gathering of the class was considered complete. He was glad to see that he was not ashamed to stand by the old school that had been the alma mater of many of the Welsh Schools during the last two centuries (applause). A school which had produced men like the author of The School of Piety single- minded schoolmasters like Richards, of Ystrad- meurig, and Eleazar Williams, founder of Lampeter Grammar School, and one of the prime movers in the tounaation or juampeter uoiiege musicians like Brinley Richards legal authorities like John Jones, Ystrad, and John Johnes, Dolaucothi; and last, but not least, a poet like Lewis Morris (applause). He was- also pleased to see present that day the Dean of St. Asaph, -an old colleague of his Archdeacon James, Pro- fessor Jones (Cardiff), and the other distinguished friends and old pupils of the school gathered round (applause). Since September, 1888, the following honours had been obtained by the school In the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination HIGHER CERTIFICATE. (a) John Davies passed in Latin, Gce^fe^' history, Scripture knowledge, and mathematics (b) C J Hanrette passed in Latin, Greek, history, Scripture knowledge, and mathematics (c) E L Jones passed in Latin, biology, and the chemical y division of natural philosophy (d) D J Jones passed in Scripture knowledge, elementary and additional mathematics, and E L Jones with dis- tinction in the chemical division of natural philo- sophy. John Davies and C J Hanrette obtained? in this examination certificates exemptlrttf them from either Responsions at Oxford part of the previous examination at Cambridge. In the Oxford and Cambridge Sehools Examination t LOWER CERTIFICATE. A E Davies, John Evans, F P Hearder, G J Hearder, D L Jones, T D Thomas, H Basil Jayne, A S Jeremiah. Thirteen first classes in all were obtained, John Evans having more first classes than any candidate from a Welsh school. T C Jeremiah passed the preliminary examina- tion of the Pharmaceutical Society E Watkin Davies passed Matriculation at Trinity College, Dublin John Davies proxime accessit for Powis Exhibition, value £60 per annum D L Jones passed into National Provincial Bank John Davies. Llangendeirne, obtained Harford Exhibition for mathematics, St David's College, Lampeter E L Jones, open scholarship in natural sciences, value;E5O per annum, at Jesus College, Cambridge D J Jones, mathematical exhibition, value 250 per annum, at Jesusi College, Oxford John Evans proxime accessit class medal in chemistry, Edinburgh University E J Maclean, medallist in practice of physic, Edinburgh University James Davies, 2nd class special science responsionB, St David's College, Lampeter E L Jones, 2nd divisim London Matriculation C J Hanrette, exhibition, value 290 per annum, Queen's College, Oxford J Evans proxime accessit natural history, class medal, Edinburgh University F P Hearder passed in botany and natural history, Edinburgh University. 0 Speaking of the new house to be built for the headmaster be said the scheme was flourishing, Z5, and they were working quietly, but he did not want people to fancy that because they worked quietly, that the scheme had died. They had now in hand about j6400, and he trusted towards the beginning of the spring that they would com- mence the building (applause). The list of honours he had read out was probably the best that had been obtained during the century (applause), and the number of boys resident and on the books of the school was larger this year than it had been for over 30 years (renewed applause). The tone of the school, too, was all that he could possibly desire (applause). EXAMINERS' REPORTS. Rev. D. Rowland Lewis, B. A., Balliol College, Oxford, read the examiners' reports. He said he was glad to be able to state, after careful observation and examination, that the work of the school on the whole was quite in keeping with what they had been led to think it was from the distinctions achieved by some of the boys. He had had opportunities of testing the knowledge of the upper boys in Latin, French, Scripture, and English Grammar and Composition, and through- out he had been impressed with the abundant evidence of thorough and painstaking work, and first-rate teaching power. He saw no trace of a mass of superficial indigested knowledge, which was sometimes found in schools and colleges. In the Latin paper, the pieces set for translation were pieces previously unseen by the boys, and it was most satisfactorily done; the boys who specially distinguished themselves being A. S. Jeremiah, E. T. Davies, A. E. Davies, and Hall. The Latin Grammar paper was very well answered. The piece set for Latin prose was exceptionally hard, and, in consequence, the average shewn by the boys was not so high. In the English Grammar and Composition paper the boys who distinguished themselves were E. T. Davies, A. E. Davies, and W. S. Jenkins. A high and strict standard was required for this paper, yet the paper was very well done, and the average excellence was very satisfactory. In French the best six boys were A. E. Davies, W. S. Jenkins, E. T. Davies, A. S. Jeremiah, B. Lewis, and W. J. Davies. French was evidently taught with as much thoroughness as Latin. In one of the Scripture papers the average merit of the answers was most satisfactory, only one boy failing to get half marks. Out of 150 marks some got 136, 135, 125, 123, 121, 115, &c. In Form IV., dividing the Form into two divisions, he found the work of the first division to be very thorough and very satisfactory, and that of the second division not so full, owing, no doubt, to the more tender ages and inexperience of the candidates. In summing up he had no difficulty, as examiner, in bearing his cordial testimony to the efficiency of the school, the thoroughness and accuracy with which knowledge was imparted, and the width of the learning embraced in the curriculum of the school, and he had the highest, faith in the promise shewn of future distinction and prosperity, and he begged to offer to the staff his humble but very cordial congratulations. The report on. mathematics by Mr Hensley, showed that by the result of the science and art examinations held last May, they had advanced since last year in that subject. D. J. Jones had been placed in the first class in the third stage, a distinction which he believed had not been gained by any Carmarthen boy, at least recently. DISTRIBUTION OP PRIZES. The Ven. Archdeacon Griffiths then distributed the prizes according to the following list :— FORM PRIZES.—Form V. A. E. Davies (given anonymously by a Cardiganshire gentleman); Form IV. G. E. Thomas (given anonymously by a Cardiganshire gentleman); Form III. C. Footman and W. E. Davies (equal); Preparatory Side J. C. Lewis. SPECIAL PRIZES.— Freneh W. S. Jenkins; Divinity and English E. T. Davies (given by the examiners); Mathematics (upper) D. J. Jones (lower), McDonough Science and Art Prizes (given by Mr E. C. Evans) Brigstocke and T. D. Morgans; Leading Prizes (for obtaining scholarships, &c.) C. J. Hanrette, E. L. Jones, and D. J. Jones. CRICKET.-Best batting average-D. P. M. Lloyd; best bowling average—H. H. Hall. SWIMMING.—Prizes were also awarded to the following for the above B. Lewis (lat in half- mile and 2nd in 100 yards) A. E. Davies (1st in 100 yards and 1st in clothes race); W. J. Williams (1st in diving and 2nd in half-mile) T. D. Morgans (3rd in half-mile); J. H. Spivey I (clothes race) E. T. Davies (beginners' race). After the distribution, the Archdeacon de- livered an able speech to the boys, comparing the easy lines in which boys' education ran now- a-days with those in which it ran 50 years ago. He had been asked by a friend if he did not think the time had come for the abolition of the old fashioned Grammar school they had done gltok work in the past, but there was h irdly room for them now. He joined issue with that directly. There wa< a most important work for tnem to do-a special work. The great danger of the present day was superficiality and loss of depth, brought about by the great competition in these days, and if they wanted to guard against this, to obtain a sound and solid education, they niu,t still have their grammar schools (applause). The grammar school training laid down a solid ground work, which gave the best facilities for future knowledge, and espesially facilities for the attainment of languages. The Archdeacon then qiioted portions of Lord Randolph Churchill's speech a short time ago at the Prize Day at Marlborough, and, in conclusion, urged the in- habitants of Carmarthen to make use of the advantages offered by the Carmarthen Grammar School and the boys to cultivate manliness. self- respect, honesty, thoroughness in work, dili. 1. gence, and perseverance (applause). VOTES OF Tii,&NKi.-WELSU INTERMEDIATE 11 i-- EDUCATION. The Dean of St. Asaph, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Examiners, spofe on the new Wetah Intermediate Education Bill. This new Intermediate Education Bill, which would come into operation in November next, had been much talked and written about during the last eight years or more. He for one belan to despair of seeing anything like agreement come to upon the subject, but, thanks to the good sense shown by the Welsh members of Parliament and both parties, they now had the pleasure of looking forward to an Act which would be of great advan- tage to education in Wales (applause). One point he wished to make yery clear was this. Whatever differences of opinion there might have been before the Act was brought to its present stage, once it became the law of the land they should ill do their best to forget the dif- ferences, and strive to carry it out loyally as patriotic Welshmen (applause). Of course, it did not please everybody, but that was the great merit of it, for if any Act of Parliament was to be just the very thing for everybody, he took upon himself to say that it would not be a fair law towards all classes of the community. He was speaking there independently as a clergyman of the Church of England, and he wished to say that there was nothing in the interests of the Church, as far as he understood them, contrary to education or contrary to the interests of the Principality (hear, hear). As a Churchman, therefore, he begged leave to say that his brethren, the clergy, and all Churchmen were most anxious to see the education of the future generation of Welsh boys thoroughly well secured (applause). That Bill had several very important merits. One thing was that the Go- vernment were prepared to send down a very large sum of money to Wales. Then a great many teachers-perhaps the majority of them —objected to "payment by results," as it was called. There was a great deal in that objection, but the weight of the objection depended very much on what sort of examiners came down to examine the schools. They must have payment by results," or how could they arrange the matter 1 He would therefore make this practical sugges- tion that the payment should not be by hard and fast lines-they should not, for instance, give so much for a certificate, &c., for any subject or subjects—but an experienced examiner, a man who knew practically the circumstances of the schools, should come down and estimate fairly, broadly, and impartially what he thought was the sort of work the school had been doing as a whole, taking the costs, &c., gained and other things, into account, and so say what proportion of the funds the school deserved (hear, hear). He did not see what objection there could be to any arrangement like that. The value of the Bill to the country would depend upon the way in which it was worked. That might sound a truism, but it was of great force in regard to this particular Act, because it provided certain machinery—very simple machinery—and there was nothing much in it about. very important details. He therefore hoped very earnestly that all the various classes of Welshmen would put their heads together and try and think out the most practical schemes for improving the educa- tion of the neighbourhood, not seeking the advantage of one town at the expense of each other, but trying at this very great crisis in the history of Wales to plant schools where they were wanted and where they might be expected to do some good (applause). He was not an unlimited admirer of County Councils, but he was glad that these organisations had been recog- nised in the working of the Act. Might he now say a few words to the ratepayers of Carmarthen. Charity began at home, and the question for them was what were they going to do in Carmar- thenshire. At both Llandovery and Carmarthen they knew there were schoolr and also several private schools doing, he dare say, very good work. Don't let them start too many schools. He did not think they wanted another Grammar School in the county, though, perhaps, the inhabitants of Llanelly might claim to have a day school for their town. If, however, a school was started there it ought to be of a different type from those at Llandovery and Carmarthen, not a school on classical lines, but what they would call one of the modern type, such as taught natural sciences and modern languages. If the same sort of school was started in too many places of one type, the upshot would be that the country would be studded with small schools starving each other. c In concluding, he protested against the alienation of the Meyrick endowment belonging to Jesus College, Oxford, to intermediate educa- tion, (applause). They had other ways of getting money for Wales. If they only persevered the Government would give the Principality more and more. This money was applied to the assistance of young men at Jeeus College, Oxford. A young man there required from E120 to E150 a year, and in Wales there were many boys who deserved to go to Oxford and get scholarships of, say, 950 or £90 towards going up. Where was the rest of the money to come from ? In many cases the difficulty was overcome by means of the Meyrick endowments, and it would be a shame to alienate the money from this excellent purpose (applause). Mr Charles Lloyd, Waunifor, seconded, and it was carried. Votes of thanks to Archdeacon Griffiths and the chairman brought the meeting to a close.