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FOURTH DAY. The large number of spectators who visited Fort Talbot Moors on Saturday afternoon to witness the final struggle for the championship of this meeting —viz,, the Talbot Memorial Prize-were treated to some of the finest shooting that has ever taken place there. The weather was delightful, the sun, which came out strongly as the day wore on, being tempered with a refreshing breeze, and it was an agreeable contrast from the previous afternoon, when the shooting had to be postponed on account of the fog and rain. The thirty competitors, who had qualified to shoot in the final stage for the Talbot Memorial Prize, were paraded outside the pavilion, and at three o'clock firing began. Few were prepared for the remarkable shooting that took place. Morris, the top man, did not start well, but Williams and Jones soon got on to the bull,' and interest at once became centred in these two men. Jones only registered two magpies' with his fifth and sixth shots, whereas Williams had put on five 'bulls' out of six attempts. Jones, however, finished splendidly, making four bulls' in succes- sion. and finishing up with the capital score of 45 at SOO yards, and a grand total of 176. Williams, with three shots to go, wanted 10 to beat this, and he put on eight with his first two, and, finishing up with a bull' (5), ran out the winner by four points. The excitement towards the finish was intense, and there was much enthusiasm on the part of a large number of the spectators at the success of the Taibach man. His total of 180 is, we believe, the highest ever recorded at the meeting in this competition, and the average of the 30 com- petitors was 163. Colour-sergeant Hopkin Jones who ran him so closely, has always shot well at these meetings, and won the chief prize some years ago. The victor was hoisted shoulder high and carried to the secretary's pavilion, from which, after a short sojourn, he was again carried off by an enthusiastic crowd, and accompanied by the battalion band. The winner, Mr David Williams, is a. pattern- maker at the copper works of Messrs Vivian and Sons, Taibach, and is a native of that place, and this fact makes his success additionally popular. He is 24 years of age, and has been connected with the Volunteer movement for the past seven years. In conclusion we should mention that the arrangements during the meeting were carried out by Major John Jones, the secretary, in a most satisfactory manner, and he received some assistance from a few of his brother officers. We append the scores THE TALBOT MEMORIAL PRIZES.-Second stage, JE115, champion silver medal and county badges. Ranges, 600 and 800 yards ten rounds at each distance 800 yards. Tl. Private D. Williams, Taibach, £50, medal and badge 47 180 Colour-sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend, £10 and badge. 45 17G Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea, Y,5 and badge. 43 173 Sergeant G. S. Harris, 3rd Swansea, X5 and badge. 42 173 Private D. J. Morris, 3rd Swansea, C5 and badge. 37 171 Colour-sergeant W. J. Neck, 3rd Swansea, £ 2 10s 41 16G Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr, £ 2 10s 43 166 Private D. Thomas, Bridgend, X2 10s 40 165 Corporal W. B. Loveluck, Margam, £ 2 10s 37 1165 Sergeant Gwatkin, Pentre, £ 2 40 163 Sergeant Raggatt, 3rd Swansea, 12 38 162 Sergeant W. Evans, Taibach, £ 2 38 161 Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea, 12 32 161 Major Langdon, 3rd Swansea, A;2 31 161 Private T. Hopkin, Bridgend, £2 37 160 Lance-corporal J. Horsell, Margam, £ 2. 37 159 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale, £ 2. 36 158 Sergeant Pennell, Bridgend, £ 2 31 158 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare, £ 2 28 157 Private W. T. Williams, Swansea, 30s 31 156 Sergeant E. Roderick, Aberavon, 308. 27 156 Private T. Powell, Merthyr, Xi 30 155 Private George Hanson, Taibach, .El. 26 155 Private J. Hanford, Taibach, £ 1 36 153 Corporal John Thomas, Dowlais, X I 36 152 Sergeant T. L. David, Taibach, £ 1 37 151 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend, £ 1 23 149 Major Trick, 1st Swansea, £1 28 144 Sergeant John Davies, Dowlais, £ 1 19 141 Sergeant Munro,Neath,jEl. 27 138 ALL COMERS' SWEEPSTAKES.—Seven Rounds at 500 yards. Private Blair, Aberavon, 8s 33 Private S. Evans, Aberavon, 6s 6d 32 Private W. Gibson, Aberavon, 5s 31 Sergeant Roderick, Aberavon, 4s 29 Corporal Eadon, 1st Swansea, 2s 6d 28

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