? FOOTBALL. PONTYPRIDD V. PENARTH. J 4 It would uradoubtedly be a fine specimen of irony to characterise the game between Penarth and Ponty- pridcl, on Saturday last, as a grand game, full of life and incident from the start to the finish, As a matter of fact, it was exactly the opposite to this, The game —such as it was-was played in bitterly cold weather and before a comparatively small crowd. Tha only wonder is that even so many turned out on such a wretchedly cold day. Penarth were not at their full strength by any means. Several of the best players were away including Gibbs, who, although picked, failed to put in an appearance. Pontypridd came down here with a reputation for forward work, for their front rank had beaten the Neath pack, and in doing that, they certainly did a big thing, and achieved a good name. And well they sustained their reputation on Saturday. Every man of them did a full share of pushing and played a fast determined game- With more combination and polish in their work, they would make a really smart set of forwards. Even as it was, it must be confessed that they were too good for Penarth if we look at ZD the play right through. They certainly had the better of the game for the greater portion of the time —Indeed it was well within tbe second half that the homesters' pack woke up and showed that they bad plenty of vitality and lasting power left. Gibbs as stated above, did not turn out, but Pengelly is rapidly becoming a very worthy substitute for that notable absentee. If ever a man put in a fair share of work, Pengelly did on Saturday last.—For following up, pushing in tbe scrum, and being everlastingly where he should be, viz on the ball—indeed in every phase of forward,'work, he stood a head and shoulders above every man on the field. Perhaps it is not exagger- ation to say, that if we scan down the list, of forwards picked for the International, we will find inferior men to Pengelley. Fred Matthews too did a Jot of work in the Ponty- pridd match, but what a scraggy lot the threequaters were They were painfully weak in the aggressive and did very little with the ball, notwithstanding the number of times it passed through their hands. Everyone is glad to hear that Jones is coming back next Saturday, with Herby Morgan and Jones in the centre and Alexander and Eli Kirby on the wing, we may have an improvement on last week's arrangement. As stated before, Penarth have been very unfortunate as regard their third line and it is to be hoped that absenteeism and accidents will now cease and that the quartette picked this week will settle down to really good work and maintain the traditions of the old Penarth three-quarters. Shepherd and Prole again maintained their repu- tation, and Shepherd certainly deserves honour for the brilliant run he made through opposing backs, finish- ing up with a try. Alexander too, deserves credit for his fine kick which brought off a penally goal in the fast half. Clemence was not quite so good as usual, but when we make allowance for the high wine, he played a really,,clever game. The match on the whole, must be characterised as a very rough and tumble specimen. There weie few redeeming bits of play, and these were chiefly exhib- ited by Pengelley and Fred Matthews in the forwards, the fwo Penarth half backs,, and the Penartb custo- dian. To-morrow (Saturday), Penarth visit Llanelly. How they will stand at the close of the match depends, in a great measure, on the team they are able to take up. Certainly they are not going to let the Tin- platers do as they like with them. So far, Llanelly have a splendid record for this season They have scored close upon two hundred points against nine. Penarth hav3 done the best against them, net even omitting Newport, It is to be hoped that they will make an equally good stand on the Llanelly ground.
ggsr Chairman for a period of nine consecutive years, were all arguments in bis favour, but with the Rector these were as nothing", yet, afterwards this estimable gentleman was glad to invite the late Vice-Chairman to occupy a seat by his side and lend him a helping fraed- This is an honour to Mr Llewellyn, but we are glad he resisted the appeals of the Rector to accept the Chairmanship of the General Purposes and Attendance Committee. The Church party now have office and rule with a vengeance, and we shall see what we shall see. Dr Aitken has jumped into the position offered Mr Llewellyn, and it will be interest- ing to watch him, and to note what be does to improve the sanitary and other arrangements of the school. Through the Chairman the Church party are pledged not to interfere wtih the past policy of the Board, were they to, they would be making for themselves a thorny bed.
Meeting of Pemitli Fanciers. A public meeting of the Fanciers of Penarth and District was held in the Jubilee Hall, on Wednesday evening, when there was a good attendance of gen- tlemen interested in the breeding of poultry, cage birds and pigeons. In Mr Evans, in proposing Mr Weaver, of Clive Road, to take the chair, said there was plenty of fanciers in Jpenarth and district, and two or three of them bad been talking together as to the advisability of establishing a fancier'^ society. Mr Weaver, having taken the chair, said if a society were formed be would advise the members not to go in for a public show for nine or twelve months, but to arrange a series of monthly or quar- terly exhii ilions for the members. lie would also advise the electing of working men on the committee -lazy men were not wanted—representing the different fanciers, and also men who would themselves fxhibit- It was resolved that a society be formed, to be called I- TheTenarth and District Fancier's Society." Mr J. S. Evans was unanimously elected Secretary, and Mr Tucker, Treasurer. It was determined to elect a committee of twelve members, and the following were chosen :-lilessr,. Tucker, Miller, E- Marks, May, Mclndo, J. H. Hall, Povev, It. Dale and E. Harvey, the remainder to be elected at the next meeting. Mr Weaver very kindlv offered to give two caps for com petition, A discussion ensued as to the terms of membership. It was uitimately resolved to accept Hon. members at a minimum subscription of 10/6 per year, ordinary members to contribute sixpence per month, payable each monthly meeting night. Mr Weaver kindly promised a subscription of two guineas to the funds of the society, and proposed that Zbere be a quarterly members' show. This was seconded by Mr J. H. Hall and carried. It was decided to ask Lord vVindsor to become President of the Society, also the following gentlemen as Vice-Prestdents: Major Wyndham Quinv Messrs Weaver, R. T Duncan, J W Pyman, A Duncan, J L Kerfen, E W Nell, (Wenvoe), D T Alexander, S Brain. L Carr, R Kreiger, J Alec Ware, F H Jotham, W L Morris- J.P., Kingdom, J. Duncan, Major-Gen, Lee and Rev W. Sweet-Escott. The next meeting will be held on the 8th January. A vote of thanks to Mr Weaver for presiding and for his liberality closed the proceedings.
Church of England Temperance a Society. The Church of England Temperance Society gave an extrf. Entertainment, on Thursday evening, Decem- ber 5th, Mr Singer ably presiding. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, there was a good attendance. The various items of the following were gone through in a most effective manner, and the whole, reflected much credit on Miss Morgan and Mr Tom Davies, who were instrumental in getting up the pragramme :—Pianoforte duet, Waves of the ocean," Misses Morgan and Bnssel; Song. "Another Day," Miss Motgnn Song, "O'er the ice in moonlight sheen," Master B. Smith; Recitation, Meddlesome Mattie," Miss Annie Morgan Pianoforte and Violin Duet. c. Love's dream land," Misses Biiss and Dillon Song 141tinia Donna," Miss Alice Russet; Comic song, "Muddle Puddle Porter," Mr Tom Davies; Vocal Tiiis and TLat," MisSes Morgan aud Adams I Song, When the pilot takes command," Master J Morgan; Pianoforte Soio, "Cinderella," Miss Rettie jSHlith Song, Little Sister's gone to sleep," Miss Annie Morgan; Vocal Duet "Comical Courtship," Miss Morgan arid Mr Davies; Comic- Song, "Madam Du Van, Master T Morgan Pianoforte Duet, Gipsy Countess," Misses,Morgan and Adams Song Going to Kildare," Mies Russel. I.
PENARTH URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE ACCOUNTS of the RECEIPTS and EX- PENDITURE of the Penarth Urban District Council for the Year ending 31st March, 1895, will be audited on MONDAY, the 30th day of DECEM- BER, 1895, commencing at Half-past Ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the Offices of the Council, Albert Road, Penarth, and the said Accounts will be deposited, as required by Section 247 of the Public Health Act, 1875, at such Offices, Seven clear days before the said 30th day of December, 1895. J. W. MORRIS, Clerk.
'Mr. E. Tennyson Smith is comiDg!" Our readers have become accustomed to this an. nouncement. The question Who is Mr Tennyson Smith ? has previously been auswered by us, and to-morrow night (Saturday) the good people of Pen- arth will have the opportunity of both seeing and hearing this gentleman. Then again on Sunday night and on Monday and Tuesday he will lecture in the large hall, and on Wednesday and Thursday in Arcot Street Wesleyan Chapel. At these meetings collec- tions will be taken towards the expenses. On Friday night (the farewell meeting) the celebrated Trial of the notorious Criminal Alcohol," will take place. For this, tickets are being sold at one shilling each, and it is confidently anticipated the hall will be crammed. Should there be room after ticket ho! 'ers have been admitted, a few seats will be set ap:, ct at sixpence each. We have this morning (Fiiday) received the following telegram :—. Tennyson Smith's mission, Richmond Hall, Forest Gate, London, concluded last night with the trial of the celebrated Criminal Alcohol. A local solicitor defended AlcohllJl and made a capital defence. The hall has been crowded every night, 1 •tit t/ Q 9 and on one occasion hundreds were turned away.. Almost every available ticket for the Trial was bought up before hand. The lecturer leavss Pad- dington at 3-30 this afternoon for Penarth." It is hoped that some local solicitor will be engaged to defend Alcohol next Friday night.
Congregational nhurcii, Penarth. A very successful Sale of Work in aid of the New Buildings Fund was opened by W. B. Gibbs, Esq. J.P. in the Schoolroom on Wednesday afternoon, Decem- ber 4th, and resumed on Friday evening. Every effort bad been made to render the Sale attractive. A large and varied collection of uspful and fancy articles was displayed in each department, whilst a Refreshment Stall, richly furnished,—Music—and superk Tableaux Vivants added to the Enjoyment of the visitors: At the close of the sale on Friday even- rig, the Rev J, G. Jones (Pastor.) was enabled to announce that every article had been sold, and that the very satisfactory sum of X104 had been realized. A rote of thanks was accorded to the ladies who had prepared and conducted the Sale with such unwearied assiduity, and other friends who had so efficiently aided in the various departments and the proceedings were then concluded by singing the Doxology-
Biavery Rewarded. On Wednesday at a meeting of the Watch Commit- tee of the Cardiff Corporation, Alderman David Jones (deputy mayor) presiding, a young man named Mr J. H. Paisley, residing at Maughan Street, Penarth, was presented with a certificate from the Royal Humane Society for bravery. The Head Nonstable (Mr W. McKenzie,) stated that on August 81st, Paisley jumped from the Pier-head down into 15 feet of water and rescued a boy who had fallen in and was drowning. He added that Paisley, on seeing the lad in the water, did not hesitate a moment before mak- ing his suscessful di ve. rJ he Chairman, in making the presentation, complimented Paisley on his promptness and courage. XV. FIXTURES 1895-96. Late Versus. I Result Sept- 14 Abergavenny H Won 21 Ebbw Vale H Won „ 28 Pontymoiie A Won Oct. 5 Wellington H Drawn 12 Neath A Drawn „ 19 Coventry A Lost „ 26 Morriston H Won Nov 2' Llanelly H Drawn n 9 Aberavon II Drawn 16 Newport A Lost „ 23 Bristol A Lost 30 Swansea H Lost Dec 7 Pontypridd H Won, „ 14 Llanelly A 21 Cardiff A „ 26 Devonport Albion A 28 Wellington A Jan. 4 Bath H 11 Newport H „ 18 Swansea A „ 25 Scotland v. Wales Cdiff Feb. 1 Neath H „ 8 Abergavenny A 15 Morriston A 22 Bristol H 29 Bath A March 7 Cardiff H „ 14 Pontymoile H „ 21 Gloucester, A 28 Aberavon A April 3 H 4 Plymouth A 21 6 Barnstaple A „ 11 Pontypridd (A „ 18 .Gloucester !H t