^gmtcrniaimamm^r-ir-^ ■" eati 111 [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] I TOMMY ATKINS; AT HOME AND ABROAD. A Glimpse at His Private Life. —. I, i. i n BY SERGEANT" CROWSFOOT." Very little indeed is known by the general public of the soldier's inner life, and the present work is undertaken by me in the hope that those who may do me the honour to read it will be en- lightened in regard to the same. I do not think I am wrong in stating that a feeling of interest is entertained by far the great majority of people towards the defenders of their country, and it is this belief which tas prompted mo to set about my task. WHAT IS IN A NAME ? Few people, I believe, know why a soldier is called Tommy Atkins," and fewer still have ever enquired the reason. I believe it is this-that, with all Government forms and military documents, a specimen copy is always sent, which is already made out in print, for instruction and guidance, and on all such forms the fictitious name given I have always found to be No. 1,716, Private Thomas Atkins. Hence the name which is so universally applied to him. I have often been asked how it is that the profession of the soldier is generally so plainly marked on his features. I tell those who enquire that, in my opinion, the causes are numerous. In the first place, the habit of "sentry-go" pacing up and down and keeping a sharp look out in the darkness, tends to straighten the muscles of the face and to give the eyes a fixed, penetrating look, at once fearless and bold. In the same way drill tends to give the soldier's face a stern, rigid expression, very handsome in the face of a man, as it indicates character and a determination to go on. This ex- pression is produced by the very strict discipline which is enforced on parade, where a soldier is not allowed to look about him for a single instance, under penalty of punishment, and when inarching he has to keep his eyes on a mark in front, moving straight in that direction. These, then, in my humble opinion, are two of the chief causes which gives to the face of the soldier that indescribable look which at once proclaims him to be a son of Mars. I, am strengthened in my opinion by a fact that this peculiar look does not appear in the soldier's face in less than seven or eighc years of service, and it is in the face of veterans that it is most remarkable. Moreover, I have noticed that in the case of old soldiers, who were not duty men, but have been employed on some occupation which exempted them from attending parades or doing guards, that the soldierly expression referred to is totally absent. TOMMY ATKINS IS A STRANGE INDIVIDUAL when looked upon in the abstract; a curious compound of good and evil but, to his credit let it be said, the good predominates. I am writing now, after an experience extending over eight years, curing which time I have studied Mm intently, and I have come to this conclusion that, provided he is what is termed in Army phraseo- logy, Off the booze or On the dead," or a dozen other equally myste- xious terms which go to mean that he is not drinking to excess, he is a pleasant companion and a jolly fellow to live with; and if it were not for the amount of drunkenness which is to be found among cSoldiers I would have made soldiering my profession. Touching on drunkenness, I may here state that moderation in drinking seldom answers among soldiers. There are those among them who, I found, would abstain altogether from intoxicating liquor for a considerable period, but the crash would come at last, and in the words of Scrip- ture, I may say that great was the fall -when it did occur. These men would not waste a penny, nay, they would often stint themselves during the time of their abstinence from drink; but it would astonish one to see how foolishly extra- vagant they became during their PERIODICAL FITS OF DRUNKENNESS. Surrounded by a horde of loafers and hangers-on, who flattered him to the utmost to excite his generosity, he would fling his hard-earned savings broadcast with the most child-like absence of all reason. This would last perhaps a week. Presently the scene is changed the man who had a few days previously been lording it right loyally among a crowd of so-called admirers, who praised his per- son, laughed immoderately at all his stories and puns, and humoured him in every possible way, is now left desolate and oppressed, with none to comfort him and bereft of all his money. Such an one could be seen any morning waking up with a splitting headache after his last night's bout, and longing, oh, with such a craving, for a drop of the poison which he had imbibed the previous night to steady his shaking nerves, to allay his thirst and ease his head-ache. But alas for human hopes his search is in vain. But where, you ask, are his comrades of the previous night ? They, too, are or profess to be, in the same state of utter destitution as he is in. He can get no help. No one will lend him anything. It is in such a case as this that I recog- nise the truth of the old adage, Who goeth a borrowing goeth a sorrowing." For, in truth, it has always appeared to me that the state of the borrower is bliss, compared with that of the lender, espe- cially when he cannot get his money back. But to return. Is not such a man as I liave described to you to be pitied ? What does he do ? Naturally disgusted with 1 the conduct of his former associates, he resolves that he will eschew their com- pany, likewise beer, and go again" up the pole "-only another term. And so he keeps up there until he again falls. This is a faithful description of some of the men one meets in the Army, and understand them I cannot. THE BITER BITTEN. I once knew quite an innocent-looking young lad, named James. So good was he that some of the fellows used to call him Saint James," whom everyone in the regiment knew to be on the tack —don't be alarmed, it is only yet another term, just to illustrate what a store of phrases soldiers have to fall back upon to express their meaning. Well this young fellow, he was only about 19, bethought himself one evening that he would have a little game with some of these-blood suckers I will call them-who gather round a man who has taken to drink; so he came into the Barrack-room one night in Rangoon pretending to be very drunk. The hearts of some rejoiced at the sight for they well knew he had money in the bank, and, as he expected, three or four gathered around him, and with praise- worthy solicitude saw him safely to his bed, and everything made snug so that, as they said, the sergeant should not have the apportunity of putting him in the "clink," i.e., Guardroom when he came around to see that everyone was in Barracks at tatoo-sounding" at 9.30 p.m. They even went so far-may I say it ?-as to place his washing bowl by his bedside in case he should be ill during the night. Early next morning behold these good Samaritans again making their appearance at James' cot, and with great kindness enquired if his head ached much, at the same time gently hinting that they knew where a remedy was to be found. It was then that THE FUN COMMENCED. James expressed horror at the accusa- tion of drunkenness when he had never tasted a drop in his life. But they only laughed at that until James at length con- fessed, amidst the suppressed laughter of some of his friends who were standing near to see the effect, and who were in the know, you know," that he was only acting a part the previous night, whereat the good Samaritans at first expressed incredulity, then they became very wrath at being so mugged," as they called it, and finally departed amidst loud laughter, covered with confusion. Such men, however, are few iin a regiment, but they are to be found in every company. (To be continued.) -f
UP TO DATE. [By PETER]. ——————<$,——————. I find that Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P., has had a somewhat novel experience in connection with the procedure of the House of Commons. A Lobby correspondent says a difficulty arose on Thursday with regard to the expected debate on the railway rates which was down for Friday. It found that Mr. A. J. Williams had introduced a Bill bearing upon the subject. This would, under ordinary circumstances, have precluded Sir A. Rollit and Sir James Whitehead I from moving their resolution. This Bill proposed to empower County Councils to institute proceedings against any railway company failing ito provide proper accommodation for passengers, "Charging excessive rates, or refusing reasonable and convenient inter- change of traffic. However, in order to clear the way for the railway rate debate. Mr. Williams on Thursday evening withdrew his Bill. When the railway rates question was reached on Friday, Mr. Mundella stated that he had that morning received three important communications all indicating desire to arrive at a speedy under- standing in regard to railway rates. It was desirable that the committee should be appointed to inquire into the recent increase of rates, and to examine what precautions could be adopted to protect the public from unreasonable charges for railway traffic. After Easter such an inquiry ought to be instituted, ;and would have a good result. —o— I am informed that no less than 25 Labour Correspondents have been appointed by the Board of Trade, and that the results of their enquiries and reports will be published weekly. -0- It is stated that the main objects of the New Burials Bills is to provide that, while the consecra- tion of parochial cemeteries may be permitted, it shall be regarded only as a religious rite, to be followed by no legal disabilities, and to create no legal rights or claims to fees. The effect will be to give freedom to burial authorities in regard to the division of cemeteries, the erection of mortuary chapels, &c. The Bill at the same time reserves the rights of existing incumbents. &c., to fees. The Bill also contains provisions for removing difficulties and doubts arising out of the operation of the Burials Act of 1880. -0- The Royal Commission on Land Tenure in Wales has now been appointed, and it is understood that following the precedent of the Royal Commission on Welsh Education it is intended to make the new Commission a roving one,, proceeding from place to place taking evidence. One of the chief things in connection with the Commission is that the secretary will oe able to speak both Welsh and English. -0- The Rating of Seamen's Bill to be introduced to the House of Commons provides that no man shall sign on a ship as an able-bodied seaman unless he has had four years' sea service as an ordinary seaman or boy that firemen shall not sign as such unless they have had twelve months' experience as trimmers and that ships' cooks and stewards must serve an apprenticeship and pass an examination at a school of cookery. -0- Touching upon the Welsh Suspensory Bill, the Morning Leader says :—" A number of gentlemen, peers and others, all presumably owning livings in Wales, have issued a manifesto calling upon members of the Church of England and other lovers of justice '—a strange and who shall say uncontradictory phrase—to resist the passing of the Welsh Suspensory Bill. The burden of the document, which is couched in stilted language and bears internal evidence of clerical composition, is that there is a difference between the case of the Irish and the Irish Churches and the authors of the document conclude that there will be a difference in treatment. We have not the smallest doubt that they are right in their conclusion. The adherents of the English Church in Wales will, under an Bill satisfactory to the Welsh members, be placed on exactly the same footing as, and no better than, the members of any other sect."
KAY'S COMPOUND, for Coughs and Colds Asthma and Bronchitis are immediately relieved by it.
LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. 0\11> BARRY TAKES THE LEAD. MEETING OF RATEPAYERS. The first sound of the coming fray has reached us, and the approaching Local Board election promises to be of an interesting character. In response to the call given by means of handbills, a number of ratepayers of the Barry Ward assembled in the Parish-hall on Monday evening, with the distinct undertaking that a candidate should be selected in their interests. Captain Whall, who made a capital chairman, in opening the proceedings, pointed out that when he was approached, as one of the trustees of the building, for its use for a public meeting, he was pleased to be able to let it, and he was given to understand that the assembly was not to be of a denominational character, or on behalf of any particular party. He was told it was to be a perfectly OPEN RATEPAYERS' MEETING. The business before the meeting was the nomina- tion of a candidate for the approaching election for the Barry Ward, and he presumed, as things were at present in Barry, that they wanted a gentleman to represent them who was thoroughly independent—not dependent upon any particular party-who had the courage of his opinions, and would do what he could for the ratepayers. (Ap- plause.) At the last ratepayers' meeting they had an example of what the working men could do if they would only stick together. They could carry anything they wished. He believed that if the working men present would make a good selection that night they would be able to carry their candidate. He hoped and firmly believed that they would all act in an open and thoroughly independent manner. GETTING INTO SHAPE. Upon the motion of Mr. E. S. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Money, it was decided that Mr. Thorne take the minutes of the meeting. A SERIOUS MATTER. Mr. Found thought that a certain amount of seriousness should be brought into the meet- ing. It really had no legal basis, but was called in order that a mutual arrangement might be made in order that a gentleman should be selected to represent the district of Barry at the Local Board election. It was not a question of what were the present qualification for the office as much as the future capabilities of the man they seleoted to represent them. His object in speaking was to call their attention to the desirability of selecting not only a man who had a large amount of personal interest in the district, but one who would be ready to exercise himself for the benefit of the district generally. (Applause.) It did not matter whether he had been in the dis- trict one, two, or three years. They should select the best man they possibly could to represent them. (Applause.) He had not come there to advocate the interests of the Barry or any other Company, but, a3 he understood that Mr. John Robinson was leaving the district, and would lose all interests in the company, he thought that a company who paid more than half the rates of the district should' be fairly represented. THE FIRST NOMINATION. Mr. Taylor, of Romilly-road, then proposed, as a I suitable candidate, Mr. H. C. Griffin, 23, Windsor- road. The proposer pointed out that he spoke in the interests of the ratepayers of the whole dis- trict, and believed that Mr. Griffin would make a geod representative. He had had considerable ex- perience in Local Board matters, having been clerk to a Local Board authority, and was in a position to qualify himself for the honour which would be conferred upon him. (Applause.) Mr. Howell seconded. ANOTHER CANDIDATE. Mr. Money proposed the name of Mr. Milward, of Barry Deck. That gentleman was well known in the district, and had stood for the Local Board at the last election. He was a practical man, and had been clerk of works upon several jobs. Mr. H. Davies enquired whether Mr. Milward was qualified for the ward, which exteaded as far as Ilolton Farm. In reply to questions, Mr. Money said he bad asked Mr. Milward whether he was prepared to stand as a eandidate, and while that gentlemen declined to give a decisive answer, he had given permission for his nomination. Mr. W. Thomas, upon being appealed to, stated that Mr. B. Lewis was the retiring member for the ward. Mr. Collins said he had heard on good authority that Mr. Lewis did not wish to be elected for their ward. Mr. Thomas believed that that matter was not difinitely settled. Mr. E. Johnson considered it advisable to have a resident representative in that ward. He was sure there were plenty of able gentlemen present. It was a most important ward, and they should have a gentleman upon whom they could call without having to walk a mile or two. Mr. Davies asked for the names of the retiring members. Mr. W. Thomas said Mr. G. Thomas retired for the South Ward, Mr. Barstow the East Ward, Mr. J. Jewel Williams the North Ward, and Mr. B. Lewis the Barry Ward. Mr. H. Davies proposed Mr. Paterson. Mr. R. Medhurst seconded. Mr. Farr nominated Mr. John Butcher, but there was no seconder. Mr. Arnold proposed that the name of Dr. Kelly should be put forward. Dr. Kelly declined, believing that there were already quite sufficient doctors on the Local Boards. He hoped that they would select a man who would hold himself aloof from clinque or corners of every description. (Applause.) He desired to see a man elected who would always keep in view the interests of the working-classes, tradespeople, landed proprietors, together with those of the Baary Company, upon which they were to a great extent dependant for their liveli- hood. Such a man should work harmoniously with them all. QUESTIONS. A question arose as to whether the meeting should ask the candidates questions, and ultimately Upon the proposition of Mr. Burgess, seconded by Mr. J. Thomas, it was decided that each candi- date should address the meeting, and that questions should be afterwards put through the Chairman. The name of Mr. Davies, Barry Hotel, was also mentioned but that gentleman declined. THE VIEWS OF THE CANDIDATES. 'Mr. Griffin was the first to address the meeting, and after thanking those present for his nomina- tion, said he had been connected with the district for seven or eight years, and had taken a great interest in its welfare. He had spent money there, but if they could find a better man to represent them he would most willingly give way. He was aware that the rates of the district were heavy, and he would do his best to keep down the taxation. (Applause.) He would be fair to all and act with an independent spirit, having no connection with either one party or the other. He had interests in each of the three districts, and had been connecte j with Local Board matters for many years. H promised that he would do his best for everyon in the district. Mr. Paterson thought the time had arisen when the ratepayers of Barry should take a little inte- rest in their own aifairs-(applause)-hecause the rise in the rates naturally made them look round. He was a working man, and would do all in his power if elected to make all contracts pre- pared by the Local Board to be passed upon the principle adopted by the London County Council. (Applause.) After referring to the brains possessed by the working classes, the candidate remarked that he would endeavour to get all the Local Board meetings held in the evening, and would work in the interests of the ratepayers. Mr. W. Thomas here informed those present that all meetings of the Local Board were held in the evening, with the exception of oae hell once a month in the afternoon, POINTED QUESTIONS. In reply to questions both candidates stated that they were not connected with any land syndicates, and were in favour of the private roai, near Barry Railway Station, being xaken over by the Local Board. The latter reply brought up Mr. W. Thomas, who stated that the Local Board had already done all they could to open up the road. Replying to other questions, both candidates said they had ample and sufficient time to devote to the duties of the Board. They were also in favour of paying the Trade Union rate of wages, and recognising society hours. They were also opposed to sub-letting. Mr. Griffin added that he believed in keeping all possible trade in the district. He would rather pay £ 5 more for job than it should go out of the place. To send work away when it could be done here was penny wise and pound foolish. VOTING. Upon the names being put to the vote the result was as follows :— For Mr. Griffin 22 „ Mr. Paterson 11 Majority 11 Mr. Griffin returned thanks, but it was decided not to ask the meeting to pledge its support to any particular candidate. The meeting closed with a vote of thauks to the Chairman.
SPECIALEEALTH PRECAUTION AT BARRY AND CADOXTON. In consequence of important business the Health Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board held a special meeting on Friday evening. Dr. O'Donnell occupied the chair, and there were also present Messrs. B. Lewis, W. Thomas (auctioneer), J. A. Hughes (clerk), Dr. Neale (Medical Officer of Health), and Inspector Leyahon (Inspector of Nuisances). PREPARING FOR SMALL-POX. In reply to the Chairman, Mr. Thomas said he had called attention to the question of making provision for small-pox patients at the last meeting of the Board of Guardians. The Chairman stated he had that afternoon spoken to Mr. Harris, clerk to the Board of Guardians, respecting the position of things. He (the chairman) said the Board would have to keep the husband of the caretaker of the hospital home from work. which would make the cases more ex- pensive. Of course if several cases occurred the cost of the first would be the heavier. It had also been pointed out to him that in 1888 arrangements were made with the Cardiff Corporation at 25s. per week for each case. Dr. Neale remarked that if the Local Board had one case themselves the cost would only be about 25s. per week, but if the Board of Guardians brought the first case there the cost would be at least £ 3. The Clerk suggested that the Guardians could be informed that if they sent the first case into the hospital the cost would be £ 3, but if the Local Board had a case there at the time it would only be 30s. The Chairman said he had asked Mr. Harris whether the Guardians proposed sending in other cases from outside the Local Board's area, and that gentleman replied to the effect that it would be left entirely in the hands of the Board. Mr. Lewis would not take outside cases at any price. Dr. Neale agreed, and suggested that if such a course were pursued they might introduce disease into their own district first. The Chairman thought their main difficulty would be to determine who were pauper patients. Dr. Neale was of opinion that every case of small-pox which occurred should be removed at once to the hospital. If necessary a magistrate's order could be procured for the purpose of remov- ing the patients. It was agreed to inform the Cardiff Board of Guardians that pauper patients in the Local Hoard's area could be removed to the hospital, and that the charge would be £ 3 or 30s. per week according to the circumstances as stated above. Dr. Neale pointed out that when the docks were first started there were as many as 20 cases at one time. What would the Locs.1 Board do if within three days they found themselves with 20 cases. The Chairman thought the Board should take an isolated cottage. The Clerk stated that in the event of such an emergency he could give the Medical Officer of Health the necessary authority. >i!r. Lewis remarked that the Board had a tent in its possession, but Dr. Neale reminded that gentleman that the weather was too cold. The Chairman said it was clearly understood that Dr. Neale was authorised to make such arrangements as he thought necessary. z7, Mr. Thomas asked who would have to pay for the eases which were not classified as those of paupers. Dr. Neale replied that the Local Board would have to pay for its own cases unless the patients could pay for themselves. BOOKS FOR OFFICALS. Attention was called to the necessity of the Medical Officer of Health being supplied with the Public Health Acts, and upon the proposition of Mr. Lewis, it was decided to supply him with publi- cations dealing with the public health. CHOLERA PRECAUTIONS. Speaking with reference to the cholera pre- caution. the Chairman said the Local Board had sodaetime ago made application to the Cardiff Corporation respecting the hospital provision on the Flat Holm. After several attempts to come to a definite conclusion, a letter was received from the Town Clerk to the effect that the Corpora- tion could not allow either a separate or joint hospital to exist on the island. They had endeavoured to get an interview with the com- mittee of the Corporation but failed, and now it was promised by several members that if the Local Board desked it the question could be raised at the next Meeting of the Cardiff Corporation. The Clerk having touched upon the question of notice being given for the removal of things from the Flat Holms. The Chairman considered the Cardiff Corpora- tion were adopting a dog-in-the-manger policy. It was ultimately decided to write to the Local Government Board urging forward the holding of the enquiry respecting appointing of a Port Sanitary Authority for Barry. It was also deemed advisable to ask the assistance of the Barry Com- pany in the matter. After dealing with the recommendation of the Cholera Conference in London, It was decided to appoint Dr. Prosser Evans, assistant to Dr. Neale, as an assistant medical officer in the event of a cholera visitation, and the precaution thereby necessary. The question of salary to be hereafter considered by the Finance Committee.
PENEARE. ITEMS. r" "—\ BEHIND AGAIN—PAY UP. At the Penarth Police-court on Monday an appli- j cation was made by the Clerk to the Cardiff Board of Guardians for a summons against the overseers i of Penmark for non-payment of calls. J TJNITED ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDsT"^ On Saturday last the usual fortnightly meeting of the Rose of Penmark Lodge No. 821 U.A.O.D. was held at the Six Bells Inn, when amongst other business Arch-Druid Gilbert, assisted by other officers and brethren, initiated ten candidates into the Rites of Druidism," making, with nine initiated at the previous meeting, a total member- ship of 46 members. The Lodge has only been opened eight weeks, in which time they have paid their, opening fee besides goods and books for lodge use, and now is worth over £12, in addition to which they have a share in the District funds, which relieves all lodges of the responsibility of burying their deceased members and members' wives. Bro. Dr. Powell of 771 Barry, visited the Lodge, and was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for his attendance and kindness. The worthy doctor suitably responded, and in the course of his remarks said he should shortly open a surgery at Penmark. •
KAY'S COMPOUND Essence of Liases Ani-.te Senega, Squill Tola, &e., 9 £ d.„ 13^ 1c.
FOOTBALL. Reports for this column must be received not later than Tuesday afternoon to appear in the current week's issue. CANTON 2ND V. BARRY 2ND. On Saturday last the Canton team came down to Barry to play the return match with Barry 2nd. Great interest was manifested in the match, which proved to be of an exciting character throughout. Canton won the toss, and Barry kicked off against a very strong wind and sun, a return being made into the Barrvites' 25. From a line out the Barryites gradually took the oval into Canton territory. From a scrum one of the Canton halves passed the ball out to the centre-man, who, in turn, passed the ball about six yards forward, and the wing man, picking up, ran from his own 25 and scored a try, which was converted. The Barryites objected to the try, claiming that it was from a forward pass, but the referee ruled that it was fair, and the game was resumed, the Barryites went, to iwork with a will, and kept the Canton men penned in their own 25 until half-time. The score reading-Canten 1 goal to nil. On resuming the Canton men tried to dribble off, but the home for- wards checked them, and a scrum wmõ formed in the centro. From the serum Griffiths passed to Tommy Davies who, in turn, passed to Brown, the last-named player mulling. Again Tommy Davies got possession and made off, but was not collared until within an ace of scoring. Play Gf an uninteresting character followed. The ball was next kicked right into Clemence's hand, who made his mark and tried a drop for goal, the ball only falling a few yards the wrong side of the post, a minor resulted. After a drop out the Barry forwards took the ball to the visitors' 25, were a scrum was formed. T. Griffiths passed the ball to J. Dunn, who made a short run, and scored with two men on his back. On the kick for goal the record of the home team defended, Clemence made a good attempt, the ball falling a few inches below the cross bar. Time was called a few minutes after, with play in Canton 25. Final score: Canton 2nd, 1 goal; Barry 2nd, 1 try, 3 minors. This is the first time the Barrvites have been beaten this season, and the first goal that has been scored against them. PENARTH v. PENYGRAIG. A match between these old rivals took place at the Penarth Ground, in splendid weather, before a good number of spectators. The ground was soft and slippery, owing to recent rains. The following were the teams — Penarth Back, J. Tanner three- quarter backs, H. Kirby, R. M. Garrett, H. E. Morgan, und H. G. Alexander; half-backs, W. G. Lambert and G. W. Shepherd; forwards, T. H. Hutshings, L. J. Lawday, G. Brown, G. Matthews, W. Gibbs, Smith, C. B. Stoddart, and P. Jackson, Peny- graig:' Back, J. T. Lloyd; three-quarter backs, Reynolds, Rowlands, J. Morgan, and Spillane half- backs, P. Ryan and Cheetham forwards, Watts, Lewis, George Davies, Moole, Prosser, D. Edwards, and G. Ellis. Referee, Mr. W. E. Jarrnan. Penygraig started the game towards the Nursery end, and Alexander shortly afterwards made a smart run to the centre. Give and take play in neutral territory followed, until the home forwards rushed the bail into touch at the Penygraig 25. From the line out Kirby obtained the leather, and succeeded in obtaining a somewhat easy try. The kick at goal failed. After the drop out the visitors' forwards played up strongly, and placed the home team on the defensive in their own 25. Penarth got the ball away, and Lloyd was tackled in mid-field before he could relieve himself of the leather. Penygraig returned to the attack and after a splendid bit of passing, in which all the three-quarters took part, Spillane landed a try, a goal resulting. Shortly after- wards Morgan picked up and making a smart run over half the field, handed to Shepherd to secure a try behind the posts. Matthews kicked a goal. Penygraig still continued to attack, and Penarth were again defending a few yards from their own goal. The home team relieved wita a free to the 25, where -the game was when half-time was called. The score then read :—Penarth, 1 goal and i try Penygraig, 1 goal. After changing ends Penarth assumed the aggressive, and Garrett, making a short run, looked like scoring. He, however, was brought down 'by Lloyd a few yards from the goal, and the ball went into touch at the 25. Directly afterwards Shepherd got off and handed to Alexander, who, in turn, passed to Garrett, the latter scoring. The kick at goal failed. Two minutes later for a line out in the Penygraig 25, Lambert secured an easy try, the kick at goa.1 being again successful. Penarth seemed to have matters all their own way, repeated attacks being made on the visitors' stronghold. Rowland relieved by a splendid run, but he was tackled at the Penarth 25 by Alexander. Having obtained this ad- vantage the visitors made strenuous efforts to score, but without success, Alexander relieving smartiy by a long kick. From a scrimmage in mid-field. Kirby received the leather from Coles, and passing all his opponents, landed a splendid try. Shepherd failed at goal. Garrett soon afterwards obtained possession, and handing to Kirby, the latter again secured a try, Matthews kicking a goal. Penarth continued to press, but nothing further was scored until the call of time, when the score stoodPenarth, 2 goals, 4 tries Peny- graig, ) goal. PONTYPRIDD V. COGAN. Played on the Pontypridd ground before a. fair gate. Hemsworth kicked off against the wind, and the homesters immediately invaded Cogan' ground after a splendid pass Stead with a rush nearly succeeded in crossing, but the ball was soon returned. Stead and Hemsworth again commenced a dribble, and the latter succeeded in scoring the first try. Owing to off-side play the homesters were twice penalised a.fter the drop-out, no advantage being gained. By some splendid passing on the part of the Pontypridd a deal of ground was gained, and Green, securing, once more crossed the line. The place was again a failure. Immediately afterwards Harry Williams again secured, and passed to A. D. Evans, who crossed. Alun Morgan attempted the place, but once more failed. After the drop out one of the Coganites intercepted a pass mellut for A. D. Evans, and a minor resulted. The homesters again commenced a passing game, and invaded the visitors' territory, and Bryant scored. Half-time score:—Pontypridd, 4 tries; Cogan, one minor. Immediately after play had been resumed Ponty- pridd pressed, and Green securing scored, but Alun Morgan failed to convert. A series of scrums in Cogan territory followed. With a splendid rush through his opponents, Stead again scored, but Gays attem pt at goal was a failure. For the first time in the game Cogan seemed to wake up, and invaded the home territory, but A. B. Evans saved with a flying kick to mid-field, and the ball was soon rushed to the Cogan 25. Here a free kick was given to Cogan, and Green made his mark, and Parkins crossed, scoring right under the posts, but Harry Williams failed to convert. Some brilliant passing was once again witnessed by the home backs, and soon afterwards Gay made his mark, but with no result. Final score :—Pontypridd, 7 tries and 1 minor; Cogan, 1 minor. LLANDAFF V. BRIDGEND. A match between these teams was played on the ground of the former. After Llandaff forwards had twice attacked, Luke dribbled into the home 25. Then the visitors broke through from a scrum, and W. Ash- ton saved, play settling in the home corner. Emery obtained possession and took the oval to touch on the opposite side of the field, A minor was shortly after- wards obtained. At half-time the score stood as fol- lows :—Bridgend, two minors Llandaff, nil. Harding re-started for the homesters, and play settled in the Bridgend quarters. The line out igavo the homesters considerable advantage, and J. Davies collared the visiting full back just outside the posts, and from the scrum Ashton got hold and obtained the first try, which Harris converted. After this the visitors played i up with vigour, and saveral pretty bouts of passing i were witnessed. But they were not able to cope* with the thoroughly good, all-round play of the city bovs. W Ashton scored a fine try from a scrum in uhe visi- 1 tors'territory, which Harris succeeded in'converting. The final score was:—Llandaff, one goal and two tries; Bridgend,two minors. The final score was:—Llandaff, one goal and two tries; Bridgend, two minors. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. PENARTH WINDSORS. This match was played at the Recreation Ground, Cadoxton, on Saturday. W. Lewis kicked off for the Juniors, and the ball was returned to their 25, and Connell mulling, the visitors secured a minor. The drop out brought no relief to the homesters, and a,s the Windsors were a much heavier lot they were rushed down the field, and secured a second minor. Connell and Woodfield followed up the kick-off and knocked the back over before he could reply; a scrum ensued in the Windsors' 25.- The visitors soon rushed down the field, and scored the third minor, followed by another just before half-time. Half-time score :— Windsors, 4 minors Juniors, nil. The Windsors' captain re-started the game, the ball being sent back to half-way. The Juniors now pressed, and had hard lines in not scoring on several occasions, but were only able to score three minors. F. Woodfield securing from a scrum, throw to W. Gore, who ran to within a yard of the line, and then threw to Frampton, who was standing fully two yards back, and scored a. try, the referee refusing to allow the point as he held tha the ball had been thrown forward. Final score:- Penarth Wmclsori, 4 minors; Cadoxton Juniors, 3 minora. PORTHCAWL V. LLANTWIT-MAJOK. Played J.t Porthcawl in splendid football weather before a very large crowd of spectators. The game was a very good one. Score at .close :—Porthcawl 2 goals, 4 tries, 6 minors; Llantwit, 1 dropped goal and 2 minors. Price dropped the goal. SOUTH WALES CUP COMPETITION. PENARTH 2ND V. CARDIFF STAR. This match was played a.t Penarth, before a small number of spectators, in glorious weather. Both teams were fully represented. In the first half the visitors pressed for a considerable time, and Cheetbam obtained a try. The kick at goal was unsuccessful. Following this Penarth played up well, and a strong rush close to the visitors' line enabled Dyer to score, and a goal was obtained by A. Williams. The Stars retaliated, and Gardner scored the second try for the visitors. The kick at goal failed. In the second half played was confined almost entirely to the visitors' territory. They, however, played a good defensive game, and it was not until shortly before the call of time that Edington got over. The attempt at goal failed. At the call of time Penarth were the winners by a goal and a try to 2 tries. Mr. W. E. Jarnian acted as referee. BARRY v. PENARTH "A" to "be played on the Buttriils, Barry, on Saturday next. Team Back, G. Giggs three-quarter backs, J. Rees, J. Jones, T. Saunders, and A. Lewis half-backs, J. and T. Davies forwards, A. J. Medcroft (capt.), T. Williams, W. Davies, j. Dooley, Sattiwell, W. Bees, J. Porter, and A. Williams. Kick off at 3.30 p.m. BARRY "A" V. CARDIFF WANDERERS.—To be played at Cardiff. Toarn—Back, G. Clemence; three- quarters, W. Brown (capt.). A. Dunn, J. Hughes, and J. Dunn halves, T. Griffiths and W. Handcock; wards, H. Roberts, C. Trathen, G. Slocombe, T. Evans, J. Evans, Clatworthy, G. Garrett, W. Piper, Team leave Barry by 2-48 p.m. train. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. UNIVERSAL STARS — To be played at Cardiff on Saturday next. Kick off at 4.0 p.m. The Juniors will be represented by: Back, W. Davis; three-quarters, D. Griffiths (captain), O. Frampton, E. Llewellin, and W. Gore; halves, F. Woodfield and J. Hortop; forwards, W. Lewis, W. Evans, M. Evans, J. Davies, E. Bowells, D. Thomas, D. Trigg, and A. Hoddinott. Reserve, D. Griffiths. Juniors leave Cadoxton by 3 p.m. train. FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY. (To be played on the grounds of the first-named Teams.) WALES V. IRELAND (at Llanelly) Cardiff v, Aberavon Cardiff A v. Abergavenny Press Bristol v. Gloucester Penygraig v. Cardiff Star x Pontypridd v. Morriston Barry v. Penarth A" Bridgend v. Taibach Cogan v. St. David's Canton Harlequins v. Grangetown Stars Mardy v. Penygraig 2nd Caerphilly v. Mountain Ash Cardiff Wanderers v. Barry 2nd Whitchurch 2nd v. Dynas Powis Barry A.F.C. v. C wmbach. A.FC. Universal Stars v. Cadoxton Juniors .UL
AT PORTHCAWL. VISIT OF HER MAJESTY'S GUNBOAT FOXHOUND. This boat anchored off Porthcawl on Monday morning, and landed a party of bluejackets with the effects of a coastguard, who has come from the North to take up the position of chief boat- man, rendered vacant by the promotion of JiIr. Veal to Rhyl. FUNERAL OF MIlS. REES JONES. The remains of the late Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Rees Jones, late manager of Tylorstown Colliery, were interred at Newton Churchyard on Saturday, the 4th inst. The funeral, which was private, left the residence of Mr. Hopkins, The Vineries, at twelve, noon, in the following order —First carriage, the Rev. W. Jones, lector. Newton Dr. Alexander, Porthcawl (who attended deceased through her illness), and Mr. Lill, New- ton hearse and bearers. Second carriage, Mr. Jones (husband), Mrs. Hopkins (sister). Mr. Hopkins (brother-in-law), and Miss Williams (grand-daughter). Third carriage, Mr. A. T. Jones (son) and Mrs. A. T. Jones, Mrs. Williams (daughter), and Mr. Williams. Fourth carriage, Messrs. F. and H. Jones (grandsons), and Mr. F. Wheatley (Neath). Several beautiful wreaths were sent by relatives and friends, and much sympathy was shown towards the bereaved husband and family. The funeral arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by the undertaker, Mr. Evan Thomas, Newton.
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS AT BARRY DOCK. Below will be found full particulars as to the ex- ports and imports at Barry for the week ending March 4-th. 1893. It will be seen from the table that already this year tiiere have been shipped 808,491 tons 15 cwt. against 759,221 tons 0 cwt. at the corresponding period of last year, being an increase of 49.270 tena 15 ewt. IMPORTS:— Week ended Corresponding March 4. 18S3. week ended March 5,1892. Tons cwt. Tons cwt. Pitwoed 3,680 0 ————— Timber Rails Silver Sand — ———— ————— Iron and Iron Ore ————— ————— Building Materials ————— 690 0 General merchandise 15 10 19 0 Total 3,695 10 709 Q Increase 2.986 10 Total to March 4, 1893 32,925 5 13,832 5 Increase 19,093 0 EXPORTS :— Coal 96,007 16 86.791. 11 Coke. 49 18 1,214 14 Rails Iron and lron Ore. 50 0 Generalmerchandise ————— IS 9 Total 36,057 14 88,074 14 Increase 7.9J3 6 Total to March 4, 1893. 808,491 15 759,221 0 Increase. 49,270 15 ————- REPORT OF SHIPPING :— Number Tonnage. Steamers arrived 23 Q,2 1<:5 Steamers sailed. 41 43.257 Sailing Vessels arrived 13 13.243 Sailing Vessels sailed 2 2,339 Steamers in Dock this day. 20 24,659 Sailing Vessel b in Dock this day 20 22,540 'd,al. 40 47,199 VesselsinDock as per last report 47 58,407 Increase Decrease 7 0,208 Vessels in Dock, corresponding week, 1892 41 53,182 Accountant's O.Sce, Barry Dock, March 6th, 1893.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. Morn. After, h.m. h.;n. ft. in. Mar. 10 Friday 11 13 11 34 26 5 „ 11 Saturday 11 59 — — „ 12 Sunday 0 33 1 15 24 2 „ 13 Monday 26 3 0 25 2 „ 14 Tuesday. 350 432 27 10 15 Wednesday 56 5 34 31 1 I „ 16 xiiuisday 5 58 ti ij 34 3