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RETROSPECT.

I A LOCAL REVIEW.

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LOCAL & GENERAL NOTES. I

LOCAL iN E VV J>.I

CHARGE AGAINST A BANKRUPT

HUNTING I

lIR. IDITIS AND THE TRADE.…

-I-THE PILLAR-BOXES. I1

HIGHER GKAIJE I

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HIGHER GKAIJE I Xt» IHiS .E.lJJ¿lJu. I Sir,—The lotty tone 01 your correspondent et ialt weett wouict iitive been iiiucu mure CJICLUVO Had jie, instead oi lecturing us ulioil our ao-styled igiurauce 01 laminar tum&s, tokened upou mo real question at issue. 1 grieve fur my ignorance, but 1 aiii comiorbed in nnunig aldermen, coun- Cl'1: III lact, ail disscntioms oomlcrtab.y dis- posed ot by teat same iHihaacmig but compre- hensive term. iNor aoos his ciosmg paragraph as to tne cmidrcn 01 town councillors aucnding private genook, aitiiougn it introduces quite Ul- necessarily a personal element lillO tHe 3.¡:glllIJeUi., 11 tiiese gentlemen pay uieir scnool rates and then educate tneir children 111 tneir evvn way, and at tneir own cost, luose wiiu WISH for exclusive teaching had helter ionow so excellent, ¿¡,H example. j t may be that tliey are not 111 a posi- tion co do so, ana tIllS is tHe o.-nect or tne question your correspondent ignored. then, h::e tnousauas of utIler woruiy ioiit, tney ri-Li-t ava.ii themselves oi tecate education, int :.é. c knOvVs 110 degrees cf ClhlJlllUJl m those v So ',¡"e its macmuery, and educational admim- ..t.on is ■ suihcieauy thorny wiuiout tne auaic. i-. e .-laving to decide wheiner Late rveiiwig, ta„hcr is a collector, shouiu sit vitn i>aura CLopkms. riazircing a guess, winch may be very wide, but we have htue data belore us, the cost 01 Cdel- cation in our midst may run in all to X,Ú,uW a year. lihe fees it is proposed to abolish come to uii,-er in tne schools where it is desired to retain fees out of consideration for Airs. Rcnwig, the amount is comparatively rruiiny in cous- panson. Yet iur till:; trivial Consideration iz is suggested we suouiu set aJde t ;l best schools, Dest in structure, 111 equipment and in curriculum, ior tne use 01 ciiiiuren whose parents will pay sixpence or to a week, and deny those advan- tages to children wnose parents have alreaoy too much to do with tneir sixpences. One would sup- pose that the schoois rcierred to were receIVillg state aid lor tne hrst time. As a matter 01 fact, cney have been bolstered up for yecrs, 'and even now, like otner senoois, they are consent to receive democratic monies, without observing de necravic | conditions. What possih.e harm tan -c elmoi- ru ot tncso £ chc-ol receive from r??.<? vr.tn of a poorer order: The scno:! manuge- "ACIIC, 11 JI; is worttl its name, wild see thai.elcan'i- ness, order and efficiency arc observed. What ■ eartlny motive can poor people hare i"> sending their children to a superior school v.r.le- it be a1 laudable ambition, born of an equally laudable parental prideV Where these are tho mcuvc lorces we may be sure that they iviH stamp tho manners and habits, yes. and tho progress, too, of tiie little invaders. We may be quite •rue that tne children of degraded parents will vti l tioek to thcw schoois where they wiil ar^rilato If, like your correspondent, 1 may Irie' .lgo in retrospect, let me remind him that :n i. this same battle has been fought out hdor". intellect must have iair play, it ba« thrust open the doors cf colleges and universities, and the nation's roll of honour is thick with ¡:amf!;3 whicn, but for the breaking down of clasfi distinction, would have been lost in oblivion. The gemus cl. intellectual Wales and Scotland is peasant-bem. Education to them was not without i! -) poverty and hunger and its stern endurance of cl;i,g humiliation Now that the doors arc open, let them be "fen widciy, and 1 venture to predict that the laurels will fall to the £ .trcnuous, even ll.eagh they may not ecme from the suburb. or < a bicycles, or even by train from long aer. Yours faithfuiiv, D.. ) )•' l Hoole, 29th December. 1903. i?,

STREET CLEANLINESS.

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MALPAS FARM FIRE.

ARMY AND VOLUNTEERS.

LlGtHThN tr- U P TABLE.

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SIR W. W. WYNN'S -HOUNDS

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Family Notices