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JULY, 1S9G. PnlCE ONE PENNY Head ±VIaster's Desk, ist July, iSgg. On behalf of myself, the staff and scholars I wish to convey publicly our thanks to the respective Committees of Horeb, English Congregational, English Wesleyan, Twrgwyn, and Princes Road Sunday Schools for making arrangements to hold their annual treat on Saturday or during the midsummer holidays. The harm done to the day schools—that is, to the children—by withdrawing the scholars to attend the treats, is very great. Last year our school was more or less affected by ten treats. This means absence the following day, in many cases, because the childre?i are tired. I am pleased to be able to praise our scholars generally for their HONESTY IN SMALL THINGS. It is quite common to see a child bringing up to the Desk a knife or some other article picked up* on the road or in the play-ground. Sometimes the articles are of very little value, but the bring¬ ing of them to me proves the honesty of the child all the same. This month I have pleasure in saying that Gertie Rubenstein brought me a French coin found in the play-ground. The owner was not found and the coin was returned to the finder. Maggie Rowlands, Hendrewen Road, brought me two pennies which she had found on the avenue. This is very much to her credit, because Maggie is a poor girl and the temptation to keep the money was therefore greater. She need not be ashamed of being poor when she is honest. There is not a more beauti¬ ful object in the world than a poor child who is honest and truthful. The owner of the money in this case was found and her property restored to her. Annie Brown having found a sixpenny piece on the avenue brought it up. Being unable to find the owner I will return the coin to Annie Brown. Some people say "Honesty is the best policy." But this is not good enough. You should LOOK AT HONESTY NOT AS A POLICY. Be honest not because it is wiser under the cir¬ cumstances, but because it is right at all times. The thief may refuse to steal because lie knows he will he found out. But that does not make him honest. He is still a thief. He is only waiting for a chance. But an honest boy can be trusted even when he has the opportunity to steal. The three girls I have named could have kept the money without being found out. They had the chance to be dishonest, but they came out in a beauiiful character having conquered the temp¬ tation to steal. The boys also often give proof of the same character. Thai's right, boys and girls ! Be honest! Be true ! Be brave ! Perfect Attenders. STANDARD I. No. on Reg.—G. , B. . Girls—Eliz. C. Davies, Ellen Davies, Nellie O. Davies, Jennie Hughes, Maggie M. Hughes, Gracie Jones, Bessie Jones, Gertrude E. Jones, Lily Kaye, Katie Owenr Jennie Thomas, Ma«gie Thomas. Boys—Willie Davies, Theophilus Evans, Richard H. Evans, Harold Evans, Robert Hughes, Johnnie Hum¬ phreys, Noah Jones, Willie P. Jones, Israel L. Mayster,. Richard Owen, Robert G. Owen, Robert H. Prichard, William Roberts, Robert G. Roberts, William }. Williams, Samuel Evans, Peredur Rowland. STANDARD II. No. on Reg.—G. 30, B. 61. Girls— Edith M. Evans, Dora Hughes, Evelyn M, Jones, Sarah Mayster, Madge Muir, Emily Oare, Louise E. Parry, Laura G. Williams, Ellen Williams. Boys—Robert Anderson, John Butler, W. James Davies, D. William Edwards, Thomas Evans, Idwal W, Francis, John Lloyd Hughes, John Richard Jones, Henry Jones, Thomas W. Jones, Richard Jones, W. Washington Owen, Willie Owen, William Rowlands, Ebenezer Rowlands, W. John Thomas. STANDARD III. No. on Reg.—G. 40, B. 34. Girls—S. Billington, Alice Clarke, Nellie M. Hughes, Jane C. Hughes, C. Mary Jones, Katie Jones, Jennie M. Jones, Mamie Jones, Martha Jones, A. Olwen Lloyd,.