FOOTBALL. J Since the meeting with Newport two more defeats have been registered against Penarth, and if things go on as they are at present, out (.f the six fixtures remaining on the card, the Fenarihians will be lucky if they pull off three. Never did a leam go through their engagements with much more brilliant or con- bisteut play than Penarth up till almost recently. But a series of itccidents, as we pointed out last week, have brought about so much absenteeism that, to use a Yankee expression, The whole show seems falling to pieces."—Bath, Abergavenny, Cardiff, Gloucester, Leicester, and Dewsbury still remain to be played, and as most of them are strong coml inations, it is very difficult to see anything but a very black look out for our town team. With Hubert Alexander, Hutchings, Shepherd, Gibbs, Dai Evans, and others away, the team cannot perform what, under the circumstanccc, would be almost miraculous prodigies. The visit to Lhnelly was a signal proof of this. With a mere skeleton of a team Penarth did quite as Nell as anyone could reasonably expect. The Llanelly critics, however, did not show those sportsmanlike and generous qualities which should characterise all tiue lovers of football. They made very much of their victory and talked about, Badger waltzing around Herby Morgan, but of course no mention was made 0; the fact tha6 Penarth were playing with only half a representative team. The match with Barnstable on Monday last was fairly well attended. The repute of the Devonshire cracks had reached Penarth before them and the manner in which they received our men when on tour tended to make tham popular up here. They are certainly a fine lot of men and well deserved their victory, on Monday, oi ten points to nil. Their for- wards deservo notice. Pearce the six feet five-man, Toller, Thomas, and indeed nearly all the others are both powerful and fast men, and put in some really fine work. The backs, too, showed up well-Stoyle is a good sample of Devonshire muscle. Down at Barnstaple our forwards kept the Devonshire men on the defensive most of the time, but on Monday last, the ups which represented Penarth were entirely out of the hunt- They are both slow and unskilful— perhaps they entered the field with too much confi- dence, but at all events they never attempted to put in vigorous work till the match was lost- Our back division were assisted by Selwyn and INTorrr :u Biggs. Selwyn Riggs, on the whole played a good game; but the quartette could do nothing with tha ball when they got. it. (Jleraence was about the only man in the team who played up to his reputation. On Monday ..evening the Devonshire men were entertained by the Penarthiaus at the Penarth Hotel, and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
Representation of South G-lamorgan. SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE. A meeting of the executive committee of the South Glamorgan Conservative Association was held at the offices at Cardiff, on Saturday afternoon, for the pur- pose of selecting a candidate to contest South Glamorgan at the next election. Eventually it was resolved that, subject to the approval of the geaeral body of Conservatives and, the Liberal Unionists, Major Windam Henry Wyndam-Quin be invited to contest the division. It is understood that Major Wyndham-Quin, who is first cousin and heir pre- sumptive to the Earl of Dunraven, is prepared to ac- cept the position, and that he will receive the support of that nobleman, who is one of the most popular landed proprietors in South Glamorgan. Major Wyndham-Quin will ur questionably make a strong candidate. He is the eldest son of the late Captain W, H. Wyndham-Quia, of Dnnraven Castle, Bridgend, and of Clearwell Court, Gloucestershire, by his wife, a daughter of the late Admiral Sir George Tyler, of Ccttrall, near Cardiff. The late Captain Wyndham-Quin was the second son of Mr Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, of Adare Manor, in the county of Limerick, who married, in 1810, Caroline, the only daughter and heiress of Mr Thomas Wyndham, of Dunraven (in consequence of which marriage he assumed by sign manual the name of Wyndham in addition to and before that of Quin) and succeeded to the peerage on the death of hi father, who, in 1822, bad been created first Earl of Dunraven, and Mount Earl in the peerage of the United Kingdom, and who formerly was born as Viscount Mount, Earl and Adare and Baron Adare, in the peerage of Ireland. The isfcue of the marriage were :— (1) Hdwin Bich^rd Wyndham, bo*n in 1812, who &a Vi«ooun6 Ad»rt, becawe M.P. (ikworgaushire, m the e&riy pftrt if century, «i<| irho married in 1836, Augusta; daughter of Mr Thomas Goold, and had iEsue-Windham, Thomas, the present Earl of Dunraven, who was born on the 12th of February, 1841. (2) William Henry, who was the Captain Quin above referred to. í Major Wyndham-Quin is, therefore, first cousin of the present Earl of Duarayeii, and heir-presumptive ( to the Dunraven Estates, a large portion of which is within the boundaries of the South Glamorgan Division. Major Wyndham-Quin was born at Dun- raven Castle in 1857, and is now in his thirty-ninth year. He spent his younger days &t Dunraven and Clearwell Court with his grandmother, the Dowager Countess of Dunraven, whose memory will always be revered in the districts of Bridgend and Clearwell. Major Wyndham-Quin was educated at Cheltenham and Eton. He afterwards joined the 16th Lancers, and served for some years as aide-de-camp to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He volunteered for the Zulu War, but peace was proclaimed before he got to the front. In 1885 he married Lady Eva Bourke, one of the daughters of the late Earl of Mayo, by whom he has issue. He also served as aide-de-camp to Lord Connemara when we was Goyenor of Bombay. On his return from India he was appointed adjutant of tha Gloucestershire Yeomanry, with whom he has become immensely popular. He is a good, all round sports- man. Major Wyndham-Quin is a nephew of Colonel J. Hobarc Tyler, of St. Hilary, Cow bridge, the popular chairman of the South Glamorgan Conserva- tive Association.—Western Mail.
Penarth Church of England Temperance Society. A most successful meeting in connection with the above society was held in the National Schoolroom, on Thursday evening last, Mr John H. Jones, solicitor, presiding. The meeting was exceedingly well attended, and a lengthy programme was .gone through fin a manner that reflected credit on the various performers. The Chairman in his able and humorous address, dwelt upon the good influences exercised by the Society, and exhorted all the young1 people present to unite themselves to Mr Roberts and his colleagues in a really good. work. Messrs DavieS 11 9 and Fargher proposed the usual vote of thanks. Appended is the programme—Pianoforte Solo, Mr Tonkin Solo, Miss C. Ellis; Solo, Mr Samways j Solo, Miss E. Waits; Solo, Mr Perry Pianoforte Duet, Misses Baggett; Solo, Nellie Webb; Chair- man's Address; Solo, Miss Coney; Solo, Mr G. Pawley; Solo, Miss E. Watts Duet, Mr and Miss Perry; Solo, Mr Samwa/s Pianoforte Solo, Mia Jones; Solo, Miss E. Webb; Addresses by Air Davies and Mr Fargher; God save the Queen.
Gossip. On dit that there will soon be a railway station at Lower Penarth. This will be one of the numerous advantages resulting from the opening up of that part of the town. The Penarth F.C. have made an unfortunate and fatal departure in playing outsiders. Many a time and oft have they been sorely pressed and exercised in raking a team together, and the many refusals in the past to include Cardiffians in the 15 have been commended. That other teams do the same is no justification. The only blot on the team's escutcheon this year will soon he forgotten if Penarth return to the spartan determination to do or die on their merits. Once more I must call the Estate and the Council's attention to the death trap by the Zig-zag. Because there's a peculiar providence watching over children that's no reason why we should wilfully shut our eyes to the existence of so dangerous a spot* King John in rebuking Hubert for murdering Arthur said. H How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds make ill deeds done." A&Y-ain in the same poet's words The very place puts toys of desperation without more motive in to every brain that looks so many fathoms to tbe sea, and hears it roar beneath." If our town- clerk said we were morally but not legally responsible for any fatality through imperfect fire apparatus, surely we are morally in a more parlous state in this respect- Now that we are about to make a circuit round Penarth it would not be impertinent to discuss hoff to make the cliffs an almost Utopian resort wherein as tha French say "to take the air," or as the Orientals have it "smell the air." On account of phenomenally active denudation the cliffs crumble away to an alarming extent, and the deep fissures and sudden landslips up to the Seven Sisters are not cal- culated to give a sense of security to pedestrians. To obviate this the cliffs could be cut down at an angle of 45 degrees, and a butress built to save the super- strata. Here was a solution to the unemployed question during the late rigorous weather. This being done judicious planting, of shrubs would hida the fencing, and then the erection of seats—not three -would give the 'so?tlJ de grade. A mmiafe viovo second to none in. the Principality could be made. One accessory has beeti, left out—the band KAUA and Cogan Military Band- There is no use mincingf matters- Were the place properly advertised, properly laid out and pioretly managed, Penarth would eclipse all South Wales watering places, and bring much needed grist to the mill, It may be argued that vandalism is too rampant to permit of this- Cannot lawlessness be suppressed ? Could not a man or men be specially appointed for this purpose ? Weston-super-Mare is a living object lesson to ule
the grins,"Tie comrnan3e3'15e sentence 10 -be read in Hindustani to the Sepoy, and when this somewhat unnecessary formality had been complied with, the man was ordered to prepare for the execution of the sentence. The stolid-lo Iciisr native-a fine man, with by no means unpre < -unj,- features-was stripped of his regimental ja", and, escorted by a guard of the British regill I:, r(-hed up to the muzzle of the jgun. When he is; at reached it a smothered sound was heard. It was the order to fix bayonets. The Enfield rifles were all loaded and at the shoulder. At the least sign of insubordination the" Ready, Present, X, ire would have followed, and the native infantry would have been annihilated under an enfilading Are. The cannon were also made ready, and the yawning muzzles, waiting only the touch of the port-fire to belch forth their full contents upon the Sepoys, had a most intimidating effect. All round the parade .ground were artillerymen, standing by the old guns upon the ramparts ready for action. Meanwhile the prisoner had been securely Strapped to the gun, and after a pause, the clear steady voice of the officer commanding the artillery Ordering all to retire from the gun excepting the gunner, who was standing with lighted port-fire ready to discharge the cannon. "Beady," cried the officer. The port-fire gleamed as it was blown by the gunner, and the prisoner -shuddered visibly as the fatal moment approached. He had now only a few ■seconds to live. "Fire!" exclaimed the captain. A roar, like an earthquake, appearing all the more loud from the oppressive silence that had hung around the parade-giound. A cloud of smoke was slowly dispersed. Some fragments of something led were perceived falling. All was over. Without any delay some natives hurried forward ■ -and picked or swept up these red fragments of what ten seconds before had been a living, breathing man in the full enjoyment of health and strength. All Was indeed ended for him. The sun was already nearing the horizon, and no t time was lost. The other prisoner, who had been disturbed by the roar of the cannon, had now to be executed, and th* guard was sent for him. A firing party was told off and toot up their positions oppo- site the wall by the bastion. There was a pause while the poor man, pitied by -all, was being fetched from his cell; but at last he came forward-his face covered up in a cloth. He had himself wrapped his handkerchief around it before the guard had entered the cell. He did not wish to be recognised evidently, for he had shaved his beard and had doffed his uni- form. He came forth with a firm step, his thin -shirt and a pair of trousers with boots being his only clothing. The colonl turned away; he could not bear to look upon the man whom he had endeavoured to save. He pitied him from the bottom of his heart, but he was powerless to alter the doom already pronounced. The prisoner walked firmly to the spot led by a sergeant of the regiment by the sleeve, and placed against the wall. He stood upright and never flinched, nor did he speak a wor d. His sentence was read to him, but he made no observation, nor did he take any notice of the chaplain beside him. Many remarked how wasted j he had become, and in defiance of discipline several men of the regiment whispered that they would SC mC°ly have recognised him as the same man. The condemned man made no sign. The chaplain whispered to him that all was ready, and offered up a prayer by the prisoner's special request. Layton's lips moved in reply to the Amen but no sound escaped his lips, Then the clergyman withdrew, pondering that his services had been declined all the day before, and requested at the last. Ready cried the colonel. The Enfields clattered and rattled. A twitching Of the hands, a tight compression of the fists, was the only evidence that the sergeant had heard the order. U Present-fire TT AP 17, The volley rang out. The aim was true and •teady. No suffering—no pain. Scarce had the ^ords left the officer's lips when the prisoner dropped ■lifeless upon the parade! Many a hardened. soldier gulped down the strange rismg lump in his throat as he recovered" his arms. Many an old hand passed his fingers cau- i°usly to his eyes, and some men even turned away ^reprimanded. ■. t• A P Then a fatigue party came forward, and as the § °rious sun dipped into a'golden sea the guns were wbered up, and the troops were marched from the Parade. The crowd gradually dispersed, and tha lifted the body of their late comrade. J better take off this handkerchief," they Baid. van t bury the poor chap like this." v ,6 (li«d like a man," remarked another, Url^ and without a word. Come on." -Wt r' a''ou^ ^"° raise the body when the I'lporai in change reverently removed the handker- U- iroin the face of the corpse. It was blood- loo^'6't an^ tj§'htly ^ec'' lia«l some diffieultyto ■ ^Lious.fancy," he irmrmurKi. "Poor chap! alive, who's this ? he exclaimed, in Orrer. J men laid the body hastily down, and gazed .In the dread man's lace, horror stricken. + corpse were' now fully dis- 1 ring eyes open to the sky—the ¡,I. ^i-ty r. ('y all that's good ^lere M'iS no doubt about it; it was indeed 'yip ILlJ)P.\ yol,ng officer who had changed places chai, 'l Wia5 l^d injured,, and life having no Wm™S> l°r had suffered for the husband of the I T e once sought to ruin, and who had Orglveu him. s that the God he. had so often offended ,I) I too. '■ f '.Ishe '1.?.; v ( :,r°ne oe«a 8* occupied in witnesrfflg< 'v -uanX ^pactatoni might, fcava ari disguised as a nativa- hastening ,T1^ent' in the direction of th« river. I'V^ly an(i yet with caution. In five tvVh 1,1 -^appeared, and Sergeant X'ayton place ° ° 'e' an<^ an(l comrades. His 1><' ^eeri t ri v nJ n°r would he ever" 'again il „ J-i }!e bad,retrieved his name and fame. reived -m.SV'Yi'" 0n schemes of vengeance, a de- *»s abonf £ ,w°man' had ]e?fc the sfcaiibn, and dead. embark tor England, believing ho was But they were fated to meet again,t