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BARRY RAILWAY ENGINEER.

CORRESPONDENCE.

A NEW ERA IN POST CARD COLLECTING.

BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL.

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BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL. MEETINGS OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Attendance Committee of the Education Committee of the Barry Urban District Council was held on Thursday, the 11th instant, at the Council Chamber, Barry Docks, when the members present were the Rev Ben Evans (in the chair), Mr J. A. Hughes, Mr D. Lloyd, and Miss M. E. Meredith. EVADING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The Attendance Officer (Mr A. Seig) reported that the number of absentee visits paid by the officers last month was 3,050, notices served 213, prosecutions 24, 13 being fined, 6 attendance orders made, 1 dismissed, and 4 committed to the truant school. The parents of nearly 100 children received notice to attend this meeting, most being cases of systematic irregularity that required firm treatment. In the cases of Emily Hearne (Davies- street), Bertie Shiers and Kate Shiers (Glamorgan- street), the parents were apparently determined if possible to evade their obligations towards the children the first-named had been prosecuted six times, and the two Shiers three times each, and in the two latter cases the children had been sent to Porthkerry School with a view of their being placed beyond the reach of the. Barry authority, but in the opinion of the attendance officer the boy worked at Rhoose Limekilns, where his father was employed as lime burner. Mr Seig further pointed out that he had reason to believe that boys of school age were occasionally sent to the Island with donkeys, and girls of school age had also been found there selling goods.-It was resolved that the names of these children be taken, with the view of having them dealt with also that the matter be brought under the notice of the Health Committee, who had charge of the Island. The summary of school attendance for May showed a per centage of 88'2, compared with 89'6 in the previous month, and 89 6 for the corres- ponding month last year. The falling-off was attributed to sickness, the attendance at Holton- road Infants' School during the last two weeks in the month being only 63 per cent. A number of parents attended before the Com- mittee with respect to the non-attendance of their children, and they were urged to send their children more regularly to school than hitherto. The Committee decided to take legal proceedings against the father of Bertie and Kate Shiers, 11, Glamorgan-street, for habitual non-attendance.

APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS.

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MANAGERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC…

THE NEW EDUCATION ACT.