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Fer?\da!e Athletic Sports.

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Fer?\da!e Athletic Sports. These annual sports enme off on Monday on the Atiiietic Grounds, Ferndale, in beautiful weather, but before a most meagre attendance, not more than 1,000 being on the field. The Ferndale Prize Band, under the conductorship of Mr John Bailey, gave a magnificent programme, the whole crowd dividing their attention equally between the races and band. The arrangements were complete, while good handicapping kept the excitement well up. The haudioappers were:—Messrs J. & R. Cording, Adare Hotel, Llwynpia the starter being Mr Geo. Walters, Ferndale; secretary, Mr Wm. Ilowells trpafeurer, Mr J. M Green, Commercial Hotel. The results were as follows 120 yards boy's ra'ce—final st, F. R Davips, Ferndale, 22 yards 2nd. James Jones, Ferndale, 2 yards 3rd, W. Hopkins, Ferndale. 2 yards. 120 yards opon)-Entl 1st, R, England, Clydach Vale, 12 yards 2nd, J. Martin, 'erndale, 9 yards 3rd, R. Jones, Ferndale, 6 yards. 440 yards (t)pfn)-fipal R. England, Clydach Vale, 30 yards; 2nd, C. P. Evans, Treorky, 16 yards 3rd, E. Edwards, Ferndale, 18 yards. One mile flat (open)-final 1st, H. Williams, Ynyshir, 20 yards 2nd, W. Hail, Ferndale, 30 yards; S. C. Syms, Ferndale, -10 yards. For a watch, presented by Mr Williams, auctioneer, to be run for by any one on the field 300 yards. P. C. Martin, scratch, came in an easy winner. One mile trotting mat c,i, under 13 2-final 1st, Little Lily, R. Llewellyn, Daswonno, scratch; 2nd, Bess, T. Jones, Ferndale, 30 yards; 3rd, Little Maggie, D. Owens, Caerau, 120 yards. Two miles trotting match, under l'i.2-final 1st, Barmaid, W. Evans, Ynyshir, 300 yards; 2nd, Little Lily, H. Llewellyn Darwonno, 70 yards; 3rd, Bess, T. Jones, Ferndale, SO-yards.

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