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WEEK BY WEEK. "Harnett among tiie hornets," is the sum- mary of Cardiff football on Saturday. There were nearly 60 applicants for the poet of chief-inspectorship of Welsh, intermediate schools. A former member of a Penarth church choir is now one of Arthur Roberts' company at the Prinoe of Wales Theatre, London. "Any port ;n a storm," as Mr. Harnett, the referee, said Oil .Saturday dodging a kick and lulling into the Cardiff Police-station. Nancy Mostyn. the fairy queen of the BrisMfl pantomime1, is a. Cardiff girl whoee voice has often delighted tho souls of CODcert-gocn". An answer has now been found for the ques- tion, "What's in a n:¡,me!" namely, nothing, unless there's a tajl. A Welsh Methodist rhapcl, in Castle-square, Carnarvon, boasts that during forty-one Sundays this year its pulpit ">ui be occupied by degree men—thirty-nine of h-m M.A.'a. According to Mr. Joseph's paper in the 1 rarsactions of the South Wales Institute," V ol. VII., explosiona of tire-damp are stated to have occurred at a. small colliery worked near Pentrebach, Merthyr, in the years 1805— 1615, almost every Monday morning during tha whole time. In the January number of the "Idler" Mr. Joseph Hatton, the well-known writer, con- tinues his interesting "Revelations of an Album," and gives his recollections of the late Mr. Thomas Purnell, who was a native of Haverfordwest. The article is illustrated by a portrait of Purnell. who was a distinguished litterateur. Among the papers which the Cardiff Conser- vative Club decided on Saturday to send to the workhouse or infirmary are the "Sport-man," ^porting Times," "Financial NEws," and financial Times." It was suggested that these papers might have been the means of .Srincjing some of the inmates of the workhouse to their present position. Mr. 0. H, Jones, who is a bachelor, caused much laughter at the Glamorgan Hunt meet- ins: on Saturday by prefacing his remarks with the words, "Ladies and gentlemen," when there were no ladies present. He explained that he was so accustomed to see ladies in the hunting field that he forfrot for the moment that they did not attend the meetings. A widow for 31 years! Poor old Mrs. Jenkins was the oldest member of the Wood- street Chapel. Cardiff, congregation. Within three years of being a. centenarian, she was on Saturday laid in a. grave which had for 31 years been occupied by her husband. It was a long terra of widowhocd. but it has been exceeded by five years by the Widow on the English Throne. An organ recital was given at a certain chapel down west the other day. Two men were engaged to blow the organ. After the recital not perceiving any inclination on be- v deaco..s to pay for their services, thsy sent the following* note to tbo organist: "Sir,—-We blowed foi you on Tuesday. Is we to be p:ud ? And who ie to pay us?—Yours The Blowists." Lhvynypia still march on triumphantly, adding every Saturday a. fre-h notch to the rrewh 'Why doesn't Llwynyoia play Cardih? asked someone in a Taff Yale traih yesterday. "Deuce, man, what if it was!" etclaimed a Llwynypia man in tho corner, "there's a dav it would be. There wouldn't be a soul left in the Rbondda that day. Why blame me, if all Lie littlo birds wouldn't be down to see it." One of the most valued antiquities in the possession of Mj. W. R Powell, of Xanteos. is the pedigree of that ancient Welsh familv. written on parchment bv tho celebrated genealogist, Thomas Jones, better remembered as Twm Sl.on Catti." The most striking features of the parchment. which, of course, u added to since "Twm's" time, and is nbout 14ft. in length, are the different arms, whkh are. emolazoned with many rich colours. 'ias DPt 0Dty Printing press, but its magazine also. It is the most repre- sentative of all Welsh publication.'?, and brings ■w ittnn its erope in a very practical wav the old divisions of Powvs. Morganwg, and Dyfed. The editor-in-roief (Dr. Pan ^ves in Flintshire, the poetry man's dwelling-place is at Llansamlet. near Swansea, whereas the printer set* his machine going- at Llandvssil. J^r-TXTi «*>?*&■ an excellent 'photo (witxi sketch) of the late Dr. Enooh Davies. There is a family of four living between Car- diff and tin Fitting sun who have only one sound leg between them. The father had both his legs injured on the line. and amputation b{.(":rme necessary. The mother wa« mad a a cripple for hfo some yerrs ago by becoming entangled in the spindle of a threshing machine. J h.* son falling from a ladder, sprained his right and left pedals, and both were cut off -The daughter four years ago trod on a nail winch penetrated the heel of the right foot, in juring the bone, and she now goes on crutches. Perhaps the weightiest Methodists in Wales are a pious middle-aged pair who worship m one of the chapels of the Rbondda. Between them they weigh thirty-six stone, and are always accompanied to chapel by a dog so enor- mously fat that it can only move with diffi- culty. It is a sight to see the three waddling along *idp by side to the chapel door, and then in fingle tHe to the pew. Here thev all go to sleep, and have to be awakened at the cl^e of the service, when, having recovered from the fatinrue of the walk there, they start the waddla home again. More coincidence?. During the visit of the Acn:rolog;cal Association to Wrexham a. few ago. a. correspondent informs the "Ulobe," the names of the curator, ticket collector, and secretary of the local museum were Lamb, Kidd, and Crowe. Another correspondent a lady interested in parish matters—tells ue how, on hoiajf asked by a Brighton clergvman many years ago. to procure a nurse for an urjrent fever case, she presented him, as the result of her researches, with a list comprising the names of Mrs. White. Mrs. Grey, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Pink, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Red man. In the notes and queries column of the Oswestry Adwrtizer" it is mentioned tha.t :1 memoir of "The Litt.-c Preacher" (the Rev. D. v-M/i Ten' Rhv'lyblew, Mon.), published in 1c.t4, contains the following passage, ,which refers to the preacher's early days in Pem- brokeshire :—"My father \1;;ed to read a chapter every night, putting out the candle, and then ta.u? with some one in the dark." A foot- note says, "'It is the prevailing custom of the Welsh peasantry when having family prayer bv candie-lignt to put out the light durinsr the prayer." Is this custom known in North Wales or the border counties ? ihe Mayor of Tenby received the following letter the other day:—"Dear Sir,—We have in our possesion a punch bowl and jug presented to the Mayor and Corporation of Tenbv in th*> year 1737. It was presented to a. relation bv the name of Chipp. We have it to dispose of"; it was valued in London at £20. We thought if.there was a museum or the corporation TTucnt l^ke t.o piirch-^?e it could be sent on &Jprovd. The inscription inside the bowl is; Uiven to the Mayor and Corporation of Tenby, 1737.' I hope you will pardon the libcrtv T have taken in writing to you. Yours obedientlv. K. C. KIGTIT. Putcher, Spilsbv. Lincolnshire." The curious thing ie that the town-clerk of Tenbv mn find no record in the minute-book for 1787 cf any uuoh presentation. We hope half the stories told about the Bishop of Chester are true. It is said he is as good a football player as he is a bishop, and that he often plays a game with his sons in the palace srounds at Chester, on the banks of the Dee. His lordship is 52 years of age, having been born on the 1st of January, 1845, at Pantv-ibailea, near Abergavenny. At Rugby yom<r Jayne evinced extra, ordinary powers, both physically and mentally. At school he had no superior as a footballer, and as an oarsman at Oxford he was in the front rank. Bishop Selwyn, master of Selwyn College, Cajnbrid<sre, is a first-class all-round athlete. He skatee well, ie a good cricketer, and an active football player. The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol is an excellent cyclist, skateT, and billiard player. A contemporary eays that the Earl of Dudley owe,* his position to II, chance customer at the chop of one of his Mr. William WaTd, goldsmith, of Lombard-street. As far as the reign of Charles I. a jailor •nho had jusit come ashore offered to sell Ward what proved to !x> a parcel of uncut diamonds. A J>»rgain Wlio:1 struck, and next dav the sailor brought htm another lot. which he aJso pur- oh.vcd. Tn time his stock of diamonds pttnirted t he attention of Queen Henrietta Marin, and his fortune was mad«. The most interesting pari of the story remains to be toM. A Lord Dud lev of that day. benng in want of a gi')d round sum, aprdiod to Ward for a lean. Tho ni'inoy wns forthcoming, and the security given was the Lvxl of Lord Dudley's prand- d-ug'htor. who was subsequently married to TTs'a'j son. Who phall say that Wftlsfcmen are lacking ?itber in humour or in ingenuity? An eistedd- fod held in oonnection with the conversazione o.f the Bangor Students' W t'llsh National Society th. other week was a pre-assumed success, if only on account of the originality and novelty of some of 'the contests and the prize awards. For the ben essay, open to men and women students. "How to Furnish the Men's Common Rr>o;n on £10," the prize was a photograph of this year's football team, the winner to wait until the tesm is taken. A copy of "-Brad- fhaw" was the inducement held out for the "best illuminated rollegetime-table," whilst in the violin competition, the prize to go to the poorest plaver, provided he or she be not too poor-vide the program me*a piece of re>in was an appropriate acknowledgment of ability. Another decided innovation crowned wiih KUCC'CAs was the cigarette-rolling competition for the best .5;:< cigarettes rolled at the time. >1axb competitor was required to bring his own tobacco, and the most deft-fingered of the con- testants took all tho cigarettes rolled as his reward. A prize of 10s. was offered for best collecre song, in Welsh or English, suitable for rendering in anv college function. There was a si.Tnificant stipulation respeoting th:s event, that the words could be aaapted ti any woll-knowii air other than that far-famed plain- live melody, "Sospan Each." Chanoellor Lias haa just published a new work on "The Nioene Creed." Twenty years ago to-day Christ-church Parish Church, Newport, was burnt down. The "fighting dean" is now a bishop, and instead of one fighting bishop there are two. 1 "Y Marchnatty Abertawe" is the Welsh I inscription to be placed over the central entrance to the new Swansea Market. The new Bishop of St. David'e bad a most successful Oxford career, and took three seconds, two in mathematics and one in classic's. Bishop Jayne—many years ago—predicted a. bishopric for Prinoipal Owen, who. he said, was "one of the ablest men he had met in Wales." t When Father Ignatius delivered his lecture on "The Sorrows of Satan" in London Marie Ccrelli was, unknown to him, one of the most attentive listeners. Barry received its first cargo of iron ore on Saturday. It was quite involuntary. A i reach steamer wa$towed jn, atter a collision in the Roads. "Satisfy me that you weren't drunk," said the Merthyr magistrate this week. "Yes, sir," replied the defendant; "1 couldn't be drunk, for I was able to say 'Good-night' to the police." In his elaborate new work on "British Dogs ^fr- Hugh Dalziel says in the chapter on the .hngiish setter that Lord Bute had twenty years ago a.t Dumfries House, near Cumnock, a strain of jet black settera, kept pure for at least half & century. Lieutenant E. L. Colquhoun, third lion of Captain Colquhoun, Swansea, has just been gazetted captain in the Army Service Corps, stationed in South Africa. Captain Colquhoun now has three sons captains in the Army—in Asia, Africa, and America. respectively—and deserves the thanks of his country for pro- viding such good officers. It is reported that the party of Welsh travellers who are now on a. vioit to Egypt and Palestine have been more fortunate than Mark xwain s band of pilgrims, for they have actually fallen in with real live Bedouins, who proved themselves to be true children of the desert by relieving Mrs. Evans (wife of the Rev. John Evans, Eglwysbach) and others of their super- fluous valuables. Few men were better equipped than the late Mr. Harry T. Pearce to move through life with the ease and gaaety of a happy and successful man. Possessing a good preec-nce and a. charm- ing manner, a delightful and varied oonversa- tiianMist, a gifted musician who had a. superb voice and who sang with perfect taste and played with much skill and finish, an enthu- siastic) sportsman, and a. most engaging per- sonality in the drawing-room—what a rare com- bination to end at thirty-two! A letter recently posted in London to the secretary of the Newport) Literary and Scientific Society was first sent by the Post Office to Newport in Shropshire, then to New- port, Islo of Wight; thence back to the sender, and it got to the proper addressee eleven days after postage- Now, imagine the Welsh Uni- versity offices at Newport, and Treasury grants and the like careering round the country in search of acceptors. This should be included in the statement of claim for Cardiff. So quiet was the wedding of Mr. F. T. Howard and Miss Praen James that when the announcement wao; brought in on Sunday night it was quietly put aside as one of the many hoaxes which people like to play on news- papers. Mr. Howard, who waB till recently science lecturer at the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire College, is now one of her Majesty's inspectors of schools, and there is something of scholastic fitness in his taking for wife a daughter of the registrar of the University of Wales. Dowlais is waging such deadly war against. iron and steel made in Germany and other "furrin" lands that the feeling has extended to concert programmes. A brisk and bright smoking concert was held in the Constitutional Club the other nicht, and six of the items on the programme were the work of Mr. Lesley Powell, a member of the olub, and formerly a pupil of Xaver Scharwenka, the Polish pianist. These included a pianoforte solo, a. descriptive recitation, a musical sketch, and four songs, and every one of them was received with tumults of applause. Dowlais wants to know what other clwb can equal this performance. Mr. Stephen Rees, of "Y Felinuchaf, who contributes to the current issue of "Cymru" one of the most interesting articles in the whole number, enters somewhat late in life on his literary career. Though on the verge of his seventieth year, and more accustomed to the wielding of heavier implements than to the pen, he, nevertheless, writes as though to th? manner born. The literary genius eo long .dos9!f*ai •"in the father has, however, broken craV 'in a. virulent form in the eons, one of whom is engaged on the office staff of a Liverpool daily pa.per, and another edits half a dozen Welsh and Etoglish newspapers in North Wales. The spirit of rivalry between Cardiff and Abertawe it fast verging on to a. vanishing point. Swansea has long held the palm for feminine inebriety, but she is now fast losing even that 1ut vestige of superiority. Ellen Sweeney having passed away, there are now only one or two Swansea ladies with anything- like a record, while Cardiff, ever in the van of progress, has quite a crop of damsels making paces towards the century of convictions which others have loaig since passed. Take Florence Jones, for instance, as a record-breaker. She was up again at the Cardiff Court on Wednes- day. and convicted for the one hundred and forty-gecond time in Cardiff, while appearances elsawhere make up the respectable total of 300. Why is this woman not kept cut of the whirl 01 every-day life? lifte the little busy bee of Dr. Watts, a well- '•Mo^viSiynmawr lawyer, having to wait for a trajii aft Newport, improved the shining hour. He turned in to a sale of books, and pur- chased for a few shillings four or five books, the binding of which was itself such as to give them a valae as ornaments. When they had adorned the office shelves for some time, he read an advertisement in the "Law Times" offer- ing J520 for two volumes of Moxey's La-1\" Reports, wanted to make up a. set. Later on he discovered that two of the beaks he had oougiit were the very volumes wanted, and further inquiry revealed the fact that these were the identical numbers, which had once belonged to the firm of law booksellers who advertised, and which had somehow got astray. The lucky attorney took out the £20 in new law books. Thus does Fortune help to keep Brynmawr up to date. A rather serious accident occurred about a quarter past ten on Saturday night in Rich- mond-road, Cardiff. One of the outeida pee- seiigers on a. bus was a gentleman possessed of pronounoed opinions and an obtrusive smell of alcohol. These opinions he was prepared tc substantiate. The principal one was a con- viction that the sidewalk was level with the roof )f the 'bus. Having this conviction, a.nd tho courage of it. naturally the next thing was to prove its truth, and this he proceeded to do. Owing to some defeot in the stage manage- ment, he dropped about twelve feet, arriving with an emphasis that Ehook the bottom out of his argument and seriously disturbed the neigh- bours. "It was hoped for some litHe time." writes the correspondent who tells the story. "that he had killed himself fatally, but the arrival of a medical man dissolved the hopes that were brightest, and when the 'bus drove off the ma.n was still unconscious, but fears were entertained that he might recover." Only bishops and Welsh bards and singer;, have the distinction of taking their names frcin the namea of the places over which they exer- cise authority and influence. The way that bishops sign their names is well known. Examples of bardao titles from place-name^ from departed ones would be "loan Ceifiog," •'Ceiriog," and "Gwalohmai," and examples from living bards are "Llew Llwyfo" and "Dyfed," while the nightingales ("eos") from Eoe Eryri—the highest place in Wales—to Eos Cwmlios would more than fill this column. It is a relief to find an odd man amongst the bishops, bards, and singers, for this gives lay men a. chanoe of getting into the charmed circle. The largest schools in Maeeteg have just beer built by Messrs. Jenkins and Rattray. Mr Jenkins is 303 thoroughly Welsh as Adam or "Morien," while Mr. Rattray is Welsh on Ire mother 6 aide and Scotch on his father's side taking his name from Rattray, a. small towrl on the east of the county of Aberdeen. The foregoing is from a correspondent, who has sent ue 1,999 folios of similar matter. This onlv do we insert without charge. Mr. Owen M. Edwards, who '8 one of the seven selected candidates for the Chief Inspec- torship of Intel-mediate Schools in Wales, ha* had a remarkable career. The son of a Merionethshire peasa.i.t, he knew no English before he was thirteen years of age. His extraordinary powers only revealed themselves when he was a student ut th-* Aberystwith Uni- veisity College, where he took a brilliant degree at the London University, and carried off the ch.ipf honours in English literature. After spending a short time at Glaegow, Mr. Edwards proceeded to Balliol College, Oxford. While an undergraduate his ca.reer was a suc- cession of triumphs. In 1884 he gained the Brackenbury History Scholarship; in 1886 be loarried off the Stanhope Prize for an English essay; in 1887 he took the Lothian Prize and a first class in the History School; the follow- ing year h? took the Arnold Prize for an es«ay on "The History of the Protestant Reforma- tion in France," thus performing the unpre- cedented feat of winning the three great his- tory "blue ribbons" of Oxford. In 1888 be was elected Fellow and Tutor of Liacoln Col- lege—a position which he has filled with con- spicuous success. It is not, however, ap a brilliant student of history (says the London "Star'") that he is known and loved in Walffi, but as the leader of the literary revival which has been so marked a feature of Welsh life during the last ten years. Mr. Edwards is the proprietor and editor of five macrazines—four of which are published in the Welsh .1:tngualle. He haa bfen busy bringing out edition after 'edition of Welsh classics when he has not been publishing delightful descriptions in idiomatir Wekh of his own travels in Brittany or Italy or Switzerland, and last week saw the publica- tion of his fine edition of the works cf 'Islwyn," whom Mr. Edwards considers to be the greatest Welsh Tjqetof the century. Sir John Llewelyn ha4 joined the Church Reform League. Mr. Edward P. Martin, J.P., the chief manager of the Dowlais Iron Company, is on a visit to Brussels. A house in Castle-road, Cardiff, was sold last night for JB720. Seven years ago the saiue property could have been bought for £450. Notwithstanding the demand for eiectric light, the business of the Cardiff Gas Company is increasing more than ever. A movement is on foot to establish a ladios' cycling club in Cardiff. Tbe eplit is likely to occur on the question whether the members should wear rafcionals or ottarwiee. "The bottom of the ship and top of the earth have come in contact, that is all," was the explanation of a wag on board the vessel which went ashore on Swansea, flats tbe other day. Tho Rev. T. Edwards, M.A., of Bedwas, who has just been promoted to the living of Llan- ferres, is as much at home in the Latin and Greek tonguej as he is in his native Welsh. He is an old Ystrad Meurig boy, and that explains all. Justice Grantham knows nis Bar. "What are you?" aeked Mr. Bwen Rowlands at the assizes. "A gas producer," said Witness Jones, and the Judge remarked to the row of counsel, "Gentlemen, can you stand this little Welsh- man as a rival?" Lord Bute's label for his Caste 11 Oodt wine was reproduced in last week's "Daily Graphic," and Mr. T. H. Thomas, who sent it, says that the prevalence of the place-name "Gwinllan" (vineyard) in Wales shows tha.t grapes were largely grown in South Wales. A correspondent last week described a. portion of Roath Park as a "turnpike road," and now Councillor Allen designates it "a quagmire." Even taking the quagmire and the turnpike together it seems rather a small return for the £54.,000 spent upon the park. A resolution passed by the Court of Governors of the Cardiff University Cofllege in February, 1895, has been rendered invalid because it was confirmed in 364 days, whereas a whole year should hare elajpsed between the first adoption of the resolution and its confirmation. Mr. J. E. Boundy, J.P., of Stouthall, Gower, will shortly be removing to Mcorcroft, near Monmouth. a residential estate which he has recently purchased from the late owner and occupier, ihe Hon. Arthur Lowther Pelham, brother of the present Earl of Chichester. According to Mr. G. T. Clark, the Corporation of Cardiff bad a. fine portrait of the Arotic explorer, Sir Thomas Button, of St.. Nicholas, but in the course of the last century it was aitered to represent Mr. Justice Hardinge. a veil-known and eccentric South Wales judge! Mr. C. B. Fowler, of Cardiff, will contribute a full account of the various antiquarian dis- coveries that have been made during the re- storation of Llanblethian Church to the next number of the "Archaeologia Cambrensis." The paper will be fully illustrated by plans and drawings prepared by Mr. Fowler. According to a note in the "Manchester Guardian," the late bard "Gwalchmai was born at Llanerohymodd. If it was so, he took hM bardic title from Gwalohmai, another village in Anglesey. But the fact is, his birth took place so very long ago that nobody seems to be able to remember where the event took place, and it is quite certain that the bard himself could not. A strong sense of security is growing at Llanishen—security from plague, pestilence, and (not famine—'that in India is enough) fire. An elaborate drainage scheme is being oarried out, and an efficient fire brigade has been organised. The men have been provided with uniforms and all the necessary apparatus. The only thing now needed is a rattling good blaze to test of what stuff they are made. The Forestfach jury who expressed the opinion on Tuesday that a. footbafll referee should huve power to stop the game if it daould become dangerous probably does not know the powers with which referees are already invested. It u a nice point, however, to put to a referee. Our leading clubg. can play a bashing game occasionaily, but when it should be stopped— ?T • 1 's ,™e question. "Before anyone ia killed, is the vague reply. In the "Cambrian Journal" of half a re",turv ago it is stated with confidence that the objec- tion exf the governing authorities to appoint \\el8hm€nto Wekih bishoprics arose in the time i.? William, who had a strong impression that Welshmen were more in favour of the Stuart than the Hanoverian succession. The peasantry on the hills of Glamorgan, a large number of the gentry, and a considerable number of North Walian gentry were popularly credited with favouring the Jacobites. According to the LIaneiUy "Celt." the late "Gwalchmai" was one of + he best speakers of his time, his ^uuncia; on being per' feot. At the Liverpool National Eis- teddfod, where the audienoe waa immense, and Kilaby Jones and "Hwfai Moo" cculd mt make themselves understood, "Gwalohmai" stepped to tho front of the plat- form and addressed the throng in a quiet, leimjrefly manner. Without any effort his voice reuohed the reroiotetffe corner of the pavilion. Almost a forgotten incident is touched upon in the "Star of Gwent's" answers to corre- spondents. An inquirer is informed that the match by electric light between Newport and Cardiff was played on the Rodney-parade Grounds on Monday, December 16, 1878. This was the first time the light was seen in New- port. There were four lamps, the current being supplied by a Siemens machine, driven by 8-h.p. portable engines, lent by Mr. C. D Phillips, and a battery. The illuminating- power pro- duced by the latter was 600 candle-power, and the former 1,200 candle-power. In an interesting illustrated article on "Ladies of the Opposition" in the current issue of "Pearson's Weekly Mrs. Brynmor Jones finds a place. Mrs. Brynmor-Jones, says the writer, may be said to represent Wales, for her husband and his distinguished brothers are well known for their love and devotion to the Principality. Nee Miss Florence Cohen, Mr*. Brynmor-Jones was a first cousin to the late Lady Roeebery, and 60, even before her marriage to the then member for Stroud, she took a considerable interest in Liberal politics. During tho past few years Mrs. Brynmor-Jones has been a very active worker for the "cause." She founded nine or ten Women's Liberal Associations in Mid- Gloucester. that at Stroud being one of the largest in the kingdom. One of the most interesting old buildings in the county of Somerset-the venerable land- mark near Weston-super-Mare called Wood- spring Priory—has, says the "Property Markets Review," narrowly olcaped destruc- tion by fire, after an existence of nearly seven hundred years. This ancient priory is now, and has been for many years, used f-t; a farm- house. It was erected in 1210 bv William de Courtenay, a relative off the De Tracy, one cf the murderers of Archbishop a Becket. Although the sheep bell has re-placed the vesper bell of old, portions of the original edifice still remain to .testify to the grandeur and massive character of the structure. The tower retains much of its original style, and the ruin '8, in consequence, a source of considerable attrac- tion to visitors to Weston. Two young men. whose clothes were sveh ss to make it probable th.1.t they would a. any minute fall into picturesque attitudes and exe- cute a song and dance, stood watching a bia; building that was nearin-g completion. "It's a great piece of work," commented on9 of them. 'Taint anything else," was the reply. "I wonder who'e the chap that gob it up. He ought to have his name to it," "I teekon he has somewhere. When a feller makes a hit like that, it's hard luck if he doesn't get his name on the programme. What does that say up there?" His companion flowiy read dIe letters "MDOCCXCVI." "That's it!" he exclaimed as soon as he had spelled it through. 'That's what ?" "The name of the gent that designed the stone pile. I suppose he's some Russian or Welshman that's just starting busi- ness in this place. I never heard of him before, but he's good." A Cardiff medical gentleman, Dr. J. A. Phillips, Carlisle-street, is naturally: a friend if progress, but his impressions of the motor-car have not been of the most pleasant character. A couple of mornings ago the doctor and his groom were driving over the small bridge which spans the canal between the Canal-parade and the East Wharf, "when," he says. "a motor- car ran into us just On the summit of the bridje, which is only protected by a small wall, about eighteen inches in height, and as far as a safe- guard goes is a. farce. Witnesses of uhe occurrence say it was miraculous the trap, horse, and occupants were not precipitated into the canal. The buggy was extensively damaged and the horse injured severely about the lees, and, whils trving to get out to seize the animal's head, I got violently thrown out." The doctor adds that he fovls certain that Mr. Carr, who had seen the turn-out recently, would not have recognised i ¡¡. If a French expert's view of football is cor- rect, it is no wonder that "Cynddylan" and the Rey. John levies (Cadle) rail at the game. This is the ^French description —Everybody knows that the game of football consists of pro- jecting » ball about as large as an apple through the space between two posts about six yards high, which are placed not more than one yard apart. The ball may either be kicked or 'iirown. No player may grasp an adversary round the body. but everything else is allowed, even trippm? UP or the most brutal blows. When one considers that the pitch is of very limited dimensions—twenty yards by twenty- five and that the number of players is forty- two it ie eitsv to imagine the danger run by the atMpte" who indulge in football. All the players hurl themselves ait the one who hns possession of the ball. In the middle of the ground is a stand for the umpire, thi^ being necessary so that he shall not be f.u ff oca ted iu the man 7 crushes which occur. 'Candles' (pro- b'.iblv when the ball is in touch) form the principal part of th-e game. This is what is infnnt by a candle: A pflayer takc^ the ball •m.l throws it a* high as he can into the air. When it comes down everybody kicks at once. Thus it very frequently happens that a 'foot- baller' receives a kick in his face and departs minu« an eye. So tto?re is always a doctor in attendance. Every year the victims of the football association are numerous."