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CORRESPONDENCE. BARRY v. COGAN DISPUTE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—I shall thank you very much if you will kindly allow me space in your valuable paper, to endeavour to make myself understood more fully to Mr. J. H. Hall on the above dispute. Evidently, Mr. Hall thinks his version must be correct. I have. however, since seen the half-back (S. Wright) re the illegal tackling of Medcroft. the Barry captain, and he gives me to understand, and ack- nowledges. that he wilfullyitackled the said player, not thinking, at the moment, that he was in- fringing the N.F.U. rules. I have also been in communication with Mr. W. H. Gwynn (secretary of the Welsh Football Union) on this point, and below I give his reply :—"As the decision of the referee on questions of fact is absolute and un- questioned. your award was in accordance with the lawe of the game, and. therefore, stands good." This. I think, will place Mr. Hall in a very awkward corner, and will encourage him to get better acquainted with the rules before "airing his views" with such force upon matters which. he, apparently, did not understand. I cannot see why Mr. Hall should endeavour to publicly adver- tise my identity, as I fail to see that this had any- thing to do with the dispute, as I did my best to give satisfaction to both teams. Referring to the protest against myself standing as referee, as Mr. Hall puts it, the two clubs' secretaries came and asked me it' I would referee, which I did, on the grounds that they could not find any other person suitable for the position on the field. I have since heard that The Barry secretary suggested the names of several local gentlemen to referee in this match, amongst whom were Mr. T. Lewis, of Cogan, and Mr. W. M. Douglas, of Car- diff. But, for some reason, Mr. Hall ob- jected to the two latter gentlemen, and failed to obtain a:lv of the others. Now as to the two tries assumed to have been got by Messrs. D. Morgan and Morris respectively, per- haps Mr. Hall will show me a rule where it says it is legal for a man who has been tackled and fairly held, and the referee's whistle having been blown, to crawl on his hands and knees for about five yards, and then place the ball between the posts. As well as surprising and disgusting the spectators, I think it would be more creditable to Mr. Hall and to the interest of footballers at large, if they would kindly give correct scores, and not vend misrepresentations that create animosity and hatred amongst local teams. As Mr. W. Gwvnn's communication is definite upon the matter in dispute, I shall not take any further notice of correspondence the matter.— I am. &c.. F. JOHN, Referee. 9, Romilly-road, Barry. SOME CLERGY WHO ARE NOT CHRIST- LIKE, ALAS TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—The clergy of your district had better take Renan's death to heart, and try and model their lives after the God-man, whom he despised. Not- that I know one of them, but because I know too much of the general run of such as often have respect of persons in their dealings with miners,, colliers, kc. As already sounds of coming distress- are in the air. you may again, perhaps, let me remind those who bow down secretly to golden gods—as many living-holders do—and cannot really draw, by daily example, the poor to our Saviour- For instance, the Yorkshire rector, who forbade his curate to give one loaf more, on pain of dis- missal. to pitmen, who had dared try and improve their position, was an idolater at the shrine of pit-owners. Abroad on £ 800 a. year, he despised the distressed at home. What is the verdict of the poor underground toiler, again, on a wealthy canon further north, who, with a fine house and not so very far off P,40 a week, would not send Is. to starving miners in his district ? Did they say, How he loves his- master." Yet another puts up an organ in the Abtey, -whilst bitter are the cries of some deserving poor almost in its precincts. Does our God care for sweet sounds, or for good fruits rather ? Again, the yeoman son of a moorland" estab- lished pastor "robs the poor to this day of a right of road across his father's glebe land, and tries to warm his own nest by wedding the village inn- keeper's daughter, whilst the rector chills his high- land flock s hearts by not even. Eli-like, reproving the oppressor. Let such beware If Jesus is merciful, it is to those who '-are merciful." Renan will be judged by his fruits also, and the Judge errs never.—I am. &0., W. BEAUMONT. 80, Gower-street, Bedford-square, London, Oct. 3, 1892. _— ANOTHER "WAIL AGAINST THE LOCAL BOARD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,- Will yon kindly allow me .1. small space in ycur excellent paper to call the attention of the Local Board to an existing fact, which, in my opinion, is really unaccountable negligence. Throughout the whole of the Barry district there is not a single urinal for the convenience of the general public. So glaring a negligence reflects great discredit upon those responsible, and I trust some of our local champions will take up this matter, and insist upon its being rectified. Some time ago I remember reading in the NW that the Board were busy preparing such conveniences. Why haven't we had them by this time .'—Yours. &c.. A RESIDENT. Barry Dock. NURSING ASSOCIATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR." SIR,—May I ask you of your kindness to oblige me by allowing me to acknowledge through your columns the kind gift of a sum of 15s. 6d. collected for the Nursing Association at the anniversary meeting held on the 24th ult. of the Hope of Barry Division of the Order of the Sons of Temperance," and forwarded me by Mr. J. Rodliff, the hon. sec- retary of the division, who has asked me to give publicity to it.-By doing this you will oblige, yours faithfully, H. H. LEE. The Mount, Dinas Powis.




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