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CARDIGAN. MYSTERIOUS CASE OF DROWNING.—The body of William Smith, who, as reported in our last issue, was mysteriously missed from the steam trawl Ryde near Cardigan Bar when on her way to sea, was picked up on Saturday morning on the Poppit Sands, on the Pembrokshire side of th9 River Tivy, almost buried in the sand, and at the very spot where he Ryde had lain for two days while boats were searching for the body of the missing man. An inquest was held on Saturday evening, before Mr Ivor Evans, the coroner for North Pembroke- shire, when the jury asked for an adjournment of the enquiry to enable a doctor to examine the body, and give evidence as to whether a small cut and bruise under the left ear were likely to have been caused before death, rumours being prevalent of a disagreement between the deceased and another member of the crew previous to sailing. On Tuesday the Ven. Archdeacon North held his court for the admission of churchwardens and his vernal visitation for the Cardigan district of the archdeaconry in St Mary's Church, Cardigan, which was largely attended by the clergy and churchwardens the venerable Archdeacon delivered an elaborate charge, dwelling more particularly on the virulence of the assaults on the National Church, the new education code, the Tithe Rentcharge Bill, the endowments of the Church, the public services of the Church as compared with the services of Nonconformists, the necessity of the upholding of the musical portion of the Church service, as an integral part of the service, and other subjects, concluding with an earnest exhortation to the clergy to perform their Iduties in their various ministerial spheres devoutly, conscientiously, and faithfully. At the conclusion of the English address the Arch- deacon made some telling observations in Welsh to the churchwardens, impressing upon them the importance of their duties.—After the charge a large number of the clergy, presided over by the archdeacon, met at luncheon at the Black Lion Hotel, where the various points of the charge were discussed. JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE.—The third meeting of the Pembrokeshire Joint Education Committee was held at the Shire-hall, Haverford- west, on Wednesday, Mr Lewis James, Bryn- bank, presiding. The other members present were :—Mr B. Rees, Granant; and Mr W. S. de Winton.- -A deputation from Cardigan, of which the Mayor (Mr 0. Beynon Evans) was the spokesman, attended, and stated the claims of Cardigan to an intermediate school. A school district, said the speaker, should be formed, with Cardigan as its centre, which would cover about 40 parishes, with a population of some- thing like 25,000. It was anticipated that at least 15 per thousand would attend the schools. A building, it was hoped, would be obtained ground free. They also trusted to be able to raise sufficient subscriptions. The Hon. Mr Bruce, replying to a remark to the effect that it was intended at Cardigan to have a mixed school, said this involved a question of morality more than education. Mr Ivor Evans observed that it had occurred to the deputation to have registered boarding-houses should they be fortunate enough to get a school at Cardigan. The Hon, Mr Bruce I don't think any man has yet dared to suggest mixed boarding schools. He would like to add that public opinion in Wales appeared to be setting its face against mixed schools. Of course it would cost much more to house children separately than other- wise. After some further remarks respecting the curriculum the proceedings ended. <:>