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PONTYPOOL. Agents—Mr. J. Harding, Market Bookstall, and Messrs Janes and Edwards THE LATE REV. H. B. ROBINSON.—The funeral of the lute Rev. H. B. Robinson, F.R.G.S., took place at Penygarn Burial Ground. A service was previously huld mt the Tabernacle Chapel, in which the Revs. J. Williams (Crane Street), W. E. ;Hobitison (Cwmbran), J. G. Watts (Pontnewynydd), and D. U. Jenkins (Trosuaut) took part. At Penygarn the burial service was performed by the Rev. J. D. Rhys (Pontrhydyrun). There was a large attendance, including members of the church and congregation, the School Board (of which deceased had been a member), and other public bodies. The undertaker was Mr. Pritchard, Ponty- pool. CHURCH PARADE. On Sunday a church parade of the Panteg Battery of the 1st lIlou. Artillery took place to St. James's. There was an excellent muster, between 90 and 1U0 officers and men being present. The officers were — MajorD. E. Williams, Captain Butler, Battery-Sergeant-Major Evans, Sergeant-Instructor Faulkner, R.A., Quarter Sergeant A. James, Sergeants S. Bateman, Harry Evans, T. Bateman, F. Newman, F. Richards, and C. Jarrett. The service was conducted by the Rev. Joshua Evans, vicar, and an appropriate sermon <was preached. A Long Service Medal was subsequently presented to Sergeant-Major S. Evans, Major Williams speaking highly of the srecipient's merits before pinning the medal on his vbreast. TREVETHIN SCHOOL BOARD.-The first meeting ,of the newly elected Board was held on Tuesday, when there were present. Rev. P. A. Degen, Messrs ,J. Daniel, J.P., T. H. Deakin, J.P., George Jenkins, A. James, J. Evans, W. C. Watkius, and W. H. V. Byrhway (clerk). Father Degen was voted to the chair, pro tern. Mr John Daniel was te-elected chairman for the ensuing three years, .and Mr T. H. Deakin, vice-chairman.—Eight applications were received for the appointment at Aber-ychan School. Mr James moved that the salary be £ 165. The motion was carried. It was resolved to advertise for a master for the Varteg "School at a salary of S120 per annum. Miss Annie Dickinson of Huddersfield was appointed mist.ress of Haf.)dyryiiys School. CWMBRAN DEMONSTRATION COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Demonstration Committee took place on Monday evening at, the St. Dial's Schools, Mr. John Mumford presiding. The whole of the liabilities in connection with the reception of the volunteers lately returned from the front, ,amounting to X-23 9s. 61. were settled in full. The next matter was a proposition standing in the name of Mr. M. E. Jacobs, that the demonstration and promised children's treat take place on the declaration of peace, whenever that. may be. Mr. Jarrett moved as an amendment, that seeing the steady progress now being made by our troops and the probability that the winter would accelerate the surrender of the B )ers, the matter be brought up for discussion two months hence if peace is not declared in the meantime. The amendment was carried with two dissentients. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. I The usual meeting was held on Thursday, when -there were present:—Mr. W. L. Pratt, J.P. (chairman), Mrs. Harding, Revs. P. A. Degen, and Morgan Jones, Messrs. J. Williams, T. M. Wintle, J. Jenkins, S. T. Griffin, H Newman, E. Probyn. A. H. Bailey, C. Knipe, Major D. E. Williams, and the officers. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the House was 155. a decrease of one on the number at the last meeting of the Board, and of 13 on the corresponding period of last year; number of vagrants relieved in the Casual Wards, 22; number of children in the Cottage Homes, 31. Upon the report of the Building Committee, the Board considered the question of the delay in the completion of the new buildings.—It was stated that the extensions should have been completed in February or March, but that according to the architect., they could not now be completed until Christmas.—It was resolved to write to the contractor and architect. Ic was resolved that particulars and estimates be obtained for the lighting of the Workhouse by electric light.

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