ftjustard and Cress. 0 On Sunday evening next the Rev J. R. Jones -will preach a "Thanksgiving Sermon" at the Tabernacle Chapel, Pontypridd. At a local Police Court last week one of the wnesses on being asked the nature of hia occu- pation, replied that he was "A tobacconist and bairdressing saloon. Other magistrates seem te be desirous of emu- lating those of Caerphilly in the matter of Irish- isms. Mr Batchelor is reported to have perpe- trated the following at the Barry Police Court last week: "Leok here, prisoner, last time you were here was at Penarth." During the coming winter Mr Herbert Spicer, Mr Samuel Moss, and Mr Brynmor Jones will address meetings on behalf of Alderman Walter Morgan's candidature in South Glamorgan. Our old friend Ap Tafonwy Mills is keeping well to the front, as will be seen in a report we give in another column of a concert held at Capetown last month, in which he took a pro- juideat pari. The date of the Porth Cottage Hospital Eis- teddfod, which was postponed in consequence of the coal struggle, is now definitely fixed for the 26th and 27th of December, and will be held in a spacious marquee in the Tynycymmer Grenada, Cymmer. The total rainfall recorded at Maesderwen, Pontypridd, for the month of September was 3.5' inches, as compared with 6.84 inches during the corresponding month of last year. The aver- age temperature was 58.8. Great wails are heard from the lower part of Tre,alaw, because there is much water there. Water! water! he found on every side, but not a drop to drink. It is a fact that one inebriant mistook a glass of This water for beer, but the immediate result of taking it cannot be pub- lished here. Let us draw a veil over this pic- ture and hope for better water in a short while. Good manners in public axe a necessity, the oil of the machinery of life, causing it to move without friction and violence. Children cannot be governed by any unvary- ing rule; they must be treated according to the differences in their characters. This much is to be said in favour of the tat- tooed man-While a great many men h-ave designs upon others, his are all upon himself. The New Governess: "What are the flom- parative and superlative of bad, Berty?" Berty (the doctor's son): "Bad—worse—dead!" Look upon the bright side of your condition; then your discontents will disperse. Pore not upon your losses, but recount your meraies. A man is always proud of his children who are large for their age, except when he is try- ing to pass them on half-fare tickets on the case. Boy: "I say, faflier, my bed- is getting too short for me." Father: Humph! It didn't seem so when I called you at six o'clock this morning." Irate German (to stranger who has stepped on his toe): "Mine frient, I know mine feet was meant to be walked oiL but dot privilege belong? to me." A shopkeeper having had a stormy discussioa with his better half, put the shutters up and affixed the following notice: "Closed during altercations." An old gardener said of a preacher whose discourses were greatly wanting in point, "Ah, yes; he's a good man, but he will rake with the teeth upward!" Traveller (inquiring at a fiamous castle): "Can I see the antiquities to-day?" Servant: "I am afraid not, sir. My lady and her daughter have gone to tewn." Counsel: "I understand, Colonel, that you are acquainted with warfare in all its branches?' Colonel: "No, sir, no; not in all its branches. I am a bachelor." Mamma: "Now, you cannot say, John, that baby does not love you. What do you think she has pleaded with me to ask you for?" Papa: "What, dear?" Mamma: "She wants a lock of your hair." Baby: "Yes, papa, do let me have it, my rocking-horse has lost its tail, and" (Tableau). Jack (rapturously): "Now, darling, will you please name the happy day?" Minnie (blush- ingly): "Three weeks from Thursday, Jack." NoEak, the kitchenmaid (through the keyhole: 4Av you please, miss, that's me regular day out. Ye'll have to get married in the early part of the wake." Agent: "What was the matter with your last place?" Domestic. "The couple had only been married a month, and I couldn't stand the lova making." Agent: "Well, here's a chance in a house where the couple have been married ten years." Domestic: "That's too long; I like quiet and peace." First Beauty: "Charlie Levette behaved abominably to poor Effie." Second Ditto. "How was that?" First Beauty: "Why, she liappened to be temporarily disengaged, and, of course, she accepted him for the time, and he actually hurried the wetTclmg over before she -could find someone really eligible. Shameful, I call it." A Scotch elder was asked how the kirk was getting along. He answered: "Aweel, we had 400 members, then we had a division, and there was only 200 left; then a disruption, and only ten of us were left; then we had a heresy trial, and now only mp and Brother Duncan are left, and I have great doubts of Duncan's orthodoxy." "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples .may be seen at his Studio—12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd. 4219 ANY Photograph enlarged and finished in Black and White. Crayon, or OIIF; by THOS. ■FOBRBST & SONS, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd.
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Colliery Fatalities. I SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT MERTHYR VALE. On Wednesday afternoon, when several of th" day men were leaving off work at No 1 Merthyr Vale Pit, a journey of tramf overtook them, and one young man, the son m David Ja.mps, Sarah Street, Merthyr Vale, was killed. A companion was seriously injured at the some
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Letters to the Editor. The Tylorstown Non-Burial Case. To the Editor. Dear Sir,—After reading your report of the above shocking affair the matter was confirmed, with the addition of most revolting details, by conversations I had with an eye-witness, and I think, Sir, that the possfcilit yof such an occurrence taking place in our midst is a disgrace to our vaunted civilisation. Are our Guardians blind to the call of fhe need? They must know that after a 5t months' lock-out money was not flush, yet when such a case crops up they refuse assistance without makfng any enquiry. Is it too much to investigate cases? Where was their humanity? Had they not that inner feel- ing which lanoe belongs to man ? We support a Cottage Hospital" afnd a medical staff, for tie abating of infectious diseases, yet the very essence of malaria is, by their callousness, allowed to remain under our noses. I cannot find words strong enough to condemn such actions. I trust this letter will be the means of shewing the public the men we have placed on the Board. I am certain, Sir, that the family will have the sympathy of the readers of the "Free Press."—I am, etc., A SYMPATHISER.
-————*————— Food Reform. To the Editor. Dear Sir,—During the strike many took a kindly interest in food reform, amd encouraged me in my work as provincial secretary to the Vegetarian Federal Union, and now that the strike is happily over, I trust that interest will still continue. I assure you, Sir, that at the great National Vegetarian Congress lately hell in London the utmost interest was manifested in Wales, Wales, the country which is to me "Yn hen wlad fy nhadau," for though born in Bed- fcrdshire I am maternally of Welsh descent, through the Aubreys of Glamorgan, direct from Lady Gwladys Cam, daughter of Davy Gam, mentioned by Shakespeare, whj was knighted after his dearth at Agincourt, and conspquently from Prince Llewelyn himself, so that our jolly eld "Shoni hoys" must ndt shunt me out of the way with the cry of "dim Saee'neg," for I, tc?, am a "Cymro bach" by descent and at heart as well as they; and I desire to appeal thro igh you to my countrymen to show our Sason fsends that we don't want them to teach us. On f he contrary, we can teach them a fhing or two. And shall the sweet music of "Cymru lan, gwlad y gan," be for ever mingled with the cries and groans of the slaughterhouse anfl the oaths and curses of the drovers? No, it is an outrage on our boasted civilisation. "The whole crearti in yawneth and travaileth in pain together untft"- when? Why, "now," if we all choose to say 11/ and stop the hideous cllop chop, crunch, crunch, chump, chump, of the butcher's shop. Oh, that Saturday night's pandemonium! And then th? terrible scenes of the cattle ships. DoVt be afraid of losing strength; look at Herr Karl Mann, who with his fire fellow vegetarians. left all but one of the flesheaters wheezing and gas-) ing and exhausted half-way on his 70 mile waik. Again vegetarianism will give you sweeter and better homes; it will relieve woman from degra- dation and dirty cooking. No lenger wiH they ask in the words of the Spanish proverb men tioned by Longfellow, "Mother, mother, what does marry mean?" Nor the mother's reply, "To spin, to bear children, and to weep my daughter," but all will be brigtness, cleanliness, and heaJ' I shall be happy to send literature to appli- cants, and so will the Vegetarian Federal Union or the Vegetarian Society, Manchester, or to lecture free of charge, but I advise all to take in the "Vegetarian," only one penny a week, published by the Ideal Publishing Vnion, 33, Paternoster Row, London, E.C. G. C. WADE, 8, Regent street, Barry Dock, Glam. Provincial Secretary for Wales to Vegetarian Federal Union.
St. Barnabas Church, Penygraig. The harvest festival in connection with the above ahurch was held on Thursday last, Sept. 29th. The following clergy were present: Rev J. R. Williams, B.A., Pontypridd; J. D. James, M.A., B. D. Johns, L. H. Walters, B.A., D. Thomas, L.D., J. A. Lewis, B.A. The sermon was preached by the Rev J. R. Williams, B.A., of Pontypridd. The services were continued on Sunday at 8 a.m., the Holy Eucharist being cele- brated. At 11 a.m. morning prayer and sermon. At 2.30 children's service, and at 6 p.m. the Rev J Jones, B.A., of Porth, officiated, and at 2.30 p.m. the Vicar of Cwmpark addressed an able sermon to the children. The church was taste- fully decorated by the many friends of the dis- trict. The choir, under the baton of conductor W H. Foster, very ably carried out their part, and also renJered in fine style the beautiful zk- them entitled, "His works of Love," by C. Simper. The soloists were Mr G. H. Hoyle and Mrs W. H. Foster, who are to be warmly con- gratulated upon their able rendering. The col- lections throughout the services were in aid of the Llandaff Church Extension Society. The services throughout were very well attended.
Burglaries at Cowbridge. Late on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning, the Cdmmercial Hotel at Cowbridge was broken into, the thief or thieves having gained an entrance through the smoke-room window. The till in the bar was cleared of its contents, which contained a few shillingsworth of coppers and threepenny pieces. k quantity of cigars, cigarettes, and tobacco, and two bottles of whisky were removed. A visit was also paid to the pantry, where it was found that two legs of a roasted goose bad disappeared.
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The LlandafF and Dinas i Powis District Council. — ♦ Pentyrcli Water Supply &c. On Wednesday the monthly meeting of the Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council was held at Llandaff Chambers, Cardiff, Mr Robert Forrest, J.P., in fhe chair. A letter was read reporting the contamination of water at the Pentyrch Works School by the peroolation of sewage into the school well. The Rev Henry Williams asked if the Conacil would undertake to abate the nuisance. The Chairman explained that it was not the business of the Council. The owners were re- sponsible, and should be communicated with. The Council decided to take the latter course. THE FEEDER BRIDGE. Mr Evan Watkins called attention to a latter written to the Council by the Pentyrch Parish Council complaining of the state of the fence at the Feeder Bridge. The railings of the new bridge were quite inadequate. On the Pentyroh Forge side of the bridge a perfect death-trap existed, and several had already fallen in and been drowned. This was a very urgent matter, and called for immediate attention. The Chairman: This question has already been before the Council. It is most difficult to deal with as the liability rests with the land- owner. We admit it is a dangerous spot, but it is not for the Council to erect the fence. Mr Watkins: But a fence existed at one time, and was, I believe, repaired by order of the Council, which would be a recognition of liabili- ty Mr James Holden (Surveyor): I don't think the Council ever repaired the fence there. I don't recollect its doing so. The Chairman: It is a delicate matter. 1 am afraid we cannot interfere. Mr Watkins: But surely, where loss of life it of such frequent occurrence, something ought to be done. The danger is on the verge of a highway. Would the chairman kindly advise what the Council of the parish might do. The Chairman: The best course is te apply to the landlord. I believe Messrs Wingfield would raise no objection to erecting a small fence at the point you name.-Tte matter then dropped. WATER SUPPLY AND TYPHOID FEVER. A committee having been appointed to visit Pentyrch immediately for the purpose of con- certing measures for giving the parish a more ample watersupply, Mr Watkins asked that the sanitary condition of Pentyrch Village might also be considered by the same committee. Diphtheria and ty- phoid fever had, he said, been in the neighlour- hood for a long while, and several deaths had occurred in consequence. At the instance of the chairman the medical officer land inspector explainefl that strong measures had been adopted. The Chairman: I think we may leave this matter to the officers of the Council. Mr Watkins: I am perfectly wining if they oan eradicate the cause. There were cases of typhoid and diphtheria continually recurring. It was a very serious matter. Measures Sor improving the closets, etc., and closing dilapidated buildings were adopted. A scavenging contract for Pentyrch Village will also be given out.
The tyaboq's Day Revolt. Mr Dalziel, secretary to the Coalowners' Association, states that 74 collieries were at work on Mabon's Day, and over 109 were not working, there being 42,000 men idle and 33,000 at work, but a large number of the former were prevented from following their employ- ment because of the absence of other employeees. Although large numbers of summonses have been issued, it is believed that only a few test cases will be taken before the magistrates, the employers being determinedto show the men that their action on Monday was really un- lawful. No summonses were issued on Wednesday in the Pontypridd stipendiary division, which includes the two Rhondda Valleys, against the men who absented them- selves from work on Mabon's Day, but a clerk from the office of Mr Simons, solicitor to the Coalowners' Association, approached the magis- trates' clerk with reference to the issaing of summonses. Mr Porcher replied that the stipendiary would be in North Wales for some weeks, and that there was plenty of time to issue them before next Mabon's day. We learn that the stipendiary will resume his duties in time to enable the cases to be heard before the first Monday in November.
A Book for Ladies. The information contained in this book ought to be known by every married woman, and it will not harm the unmarried to read. The book is conveniently divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter treats on womanhood. The second chapter treats of marriage from a doctor's standpoint; points out the best age for marriage, and furnishes useful information that one can ordinarily get only from an intelligent doctor. The third chapter treats of the marriage of blood relations and condemns such marriages as a rule. Certain people believe that women should bring forth in pain and trouble, but the hygienic physician says that confinements can be made comparatively easy if certain rules are obeyed; these rules are given. The tenth chapter tells how to treat the mother till she is up and about again. The bonk is full of useful information, and no book is written which goes so thoroughly into such matters. Some may think too much is told; such can scarcely be the case, for knowledge is power and the means of attaining happiness. The book can be had in envelope from Dr. T. R. Allison, 266 Box, 4, Spanish Place, Manchester Square, London, W., in return for a postal order for Is. 2d. 4334
University of Wales. LEGAL EDUCATION. The following order made by the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and the Lord Chancellor under the Solicitors' Act, was received by the Registrar of the University on the 2nd ult: In pursuance of the powers contained in the Solicitors' Act, 1877, and of every other power in this behalf we hereby order as follows :-A certificate of having passed a preliminary examination under the said Act shall not be required from any person who has passed the matriculation examination of the Uaiverrtv of Wa's.
LONDON CORRESPONDENCE The methods by which news from China is broken to us are getting to be gradually recognised. It was rumoured that the Chinese Emperor, wh( began by being a Pllpptt in the hands of the Dowagei Empress, had asserted his independence, with the result that he had endangered his liberty. By gentle euphemism it was next reported that he was 91 after that he was said to be seriously ill, and the Dowager Empress had summoned the best physiciana from all parts of the provinces in the Empire to attend upon him. This was interpreted as a quaint and oblique way of breaking the news to the people that he was dead. Next came the information that he had committed suicide. It did not strike the natives as odd that the doctors should have been summoned from all parts to attend on a patient who had killed himself. But the question is being asked by the English whether the assertion of suicide is only a blind for murder. The Emperor was pro-English. The Empress and her favourite minister, Li Hung Chang, were pro-Russian. Li bad lately been deposed. The inference is clear. The negotiations as to the occupation of Fashoda are to begin at once. Meanwhile the Egyptian flag planted there by the Sirdar is floating side by side with the French flag run up by Marchand and his little band of followers. The French Government has promoted Marchand from the rank of Captain to that of Major, which is taken to mean that they desire to recognise his expedition. But the French are creatures of sentiivont who dearly love display, and the opportunity of cherishing Marchand and lauding his pluck, for undoubtedly he was intrepid, was not to be resisted. I do not believe, however, that they will seriously maintain their claims to Fashoda. They may make it the excuse for re- opening the Egyptian Question, and the fact that the flag raised by the Sirdar was the Egyptian-not the English—may give them some ground for so doing The New Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Voce Moore, is seventy-two years of age, and is the head of a Arm of London tea merchants. He bears his years well, and may, I hear, be expect-ed to fully sustain the traditions as regards social entertain- ments, which add so much to the ordinary labours of the day. It is rather hard, after having presided at a pelice-coust in the morning, and attended a philanthropic meeting in the afternoon, to have to preside over a banquet and smile placidly while monotonous speeches aro being made. But this has to be done frequently. Sir John is at one dis- advantage. He is a widower. The duties of Mayoress will be discharged by his only daughter, Mis. John Xing Farlow. The controversy round the alleged confessions of Major Esterhazy goos merrily oa. The Major, accord. log to my latest advice, is still in London, and it would not be wise for him to return to Paris at the present juncture. The French Government is pledged to a retrial of the case of Dreyfus, who is now undergoing a life sentence of imprisonment on the melancholy Isle of Diable, on what now appears to be most slender evidences ot treachery against the Government. If the article purporting to give Esterhazy's confession be true, Esterhazy, under instructions of a military superior, Gorged the docu- ment principally incriminating Dreyfus. Esterhazy denies emphatically that he made such a confession. But the French public are too excited over 'thia subject to balance it nicely. They must leave it to the judges. The movement for half-hour services for City men occasionally at luncheon-time on week days is spreading. I looked in St. Bride's Church on Monday, where the Church of England Young Men's Society has been arranging a set of services of this sort, and there I found the Prunate of England engaged in a competition for the attent4onof City clerks with the restaurant keepers, whose places of attraction almost cover in the old building. The movement finds its spring in the belief that many who avoid the lengthy services of Sunday may be induced to spare a few minutes, moro especially as ample time is still available for the midday meal if it is not loitered over. Father Ignatius drew togotber vast congregations in a similar wav in the City at Lent, and Dr. Joeeph Parker has for many years made the City Temple the centre for a reverent gathering on Thursdays. At St. Bride's the preachet is to be varied each week, and many other dignitaiies of the Church under Dr. Temple have promised to assist. Mr. Augustine Birrell's biography of Sir Frank Lockwood has quickeoed the memories of that amiable barrister, who was declared at tho time of his de-th. a few months ago, to be the most popular man in England. Mr. Birrell remarks thai; Sir Frank Lockwood's fine appearance and hit bearing Inspired confidence, and contributed considerably to his success. He had a marvellously winning way with juries, and even the judgt A, stern and unbending as they frequently are, liked hio jokes. This burly man, with the strong voice, the ready word, and the quick retort, was, however, as so many persons of big stature arc, really very nervous, and often laboured secretly under great anxiety about his conduct of the cases entrusted to him. The self- assurance was an outward bearing, not an inward vice of conceit; indeed, though be carried so much weight, his bonhomie made it plain to every one that he was really a very modest man. Theh ia every prospect that before long the tram- way system in the metropolis will be acquired by the London County Council. The company inive agreed to sell their undertaking for £ 850,000, and to* Highways Committee of the Council have recom- mended the latter body to accept it. This will put an end to the disputes and complaints which are frequently being made as to the labour arrangements. The County Council, as a public body, is bound to carefully consider the interests of the men, and on the other hand the men will get very little sympathy if they needlessly grumble after this. The worst side of London was revealed by a shocking murder of a policeman in the presence of a large crowd at Hoxton on Sunday morning. A labourer was creating a disturbance outside a public- house, and when requested to go away he whipped out a knife and stabbed the constable, whose name was Baldwin, in the chest, abdomen, and groin. Fortunately two other constables rushed up the street and seized the man who was believed to be the assailant. Whether the conjecture be right remains to be proved. The prisoner, William Ryan, is a big, powerful fellow thirty-five years of age. I looked in at Bow-street Police-court on Monday to see the lady who is alleged to be the Ameri an woman doctor, "Nancy Alice Guilford," wanted by the American police in connection with the Bridge- port mystery. She denies the soft impeachment, says that her name is M' Alister, declares she coi.ies from Chicago, and calls her arrest an "outrage." But, despite this rather violent language, she is an interesting and ladylike personage. She has big black eyes, deep set, and with grey hair forming a contrast. Neatly dressed, she bore :,er- ali admirably i the dock. The charge is one of manslaughter, the allegation being that the "doctor dismembered the body of a girl who had died from an illegal operation. A detective- inspector deposed to tracing the accused from Liver- pool to London, and then losing sight of her. She had taken lodgings at Hampstead. A formal remand was granted. I need scarcely add that the only question the London magistrate will have to decide is whether sufficient evidence of identity is produced to justify extradition. If he thinks so ',be American Courts will try the actual charge. The St. James's Hall was filled by an inquisitive tlirong when M. De Rougemout gave his first lecture there this week. Hitherto he has spoken only before members of the British Association and through the columns of magazine and newspaper. His stories of travel in Austral). surpass the romance* of Robinson Crusoe, and ttt: very criticism which had been passed upon them increased the curiosity of the public to see him. De Rougemont has a captivating manner, and his aboriginal life has certainly not weakened his power of speech. But his recital contained many strange assertions, and it was inevitable that a "pale caat of thought, usually associated with doubt, should pass over the faces of many of the audience. I had a chat w ith He Rougement before the lecture, and found he uaucf took tbe enterprise with ererr confidence, < ¡'
The World of Pastime. By "The Sporting Scribe." FOOTBALL. On Saturday, Llwynypia were at home to Abartillery, and it was thought that the latter's position in the Monmouthshire League was a sufficient guarantee for a good game, but ex- pectations, •as usual, were somewhat disap- pointed. The homesters won by 40 points to nil-a score which might easily have been augmented had Llwynypia accepted the many chances offered to them. But ds it is, the score evidently represents a one-sided game, and a game, too, which was for the greater part de- void of exciting incidents. The large score was due not so much to the brilliancy of the home- sters, who, indeed, were somewhat "scraggy" at times, as bo the very indifferent display of the visitors. The latter, it is true, effected one or two olever moves, but throughout there was an entire absence of dash. This utter latlf of spirit was to a great ex- tent a very important factor in their decisive downfall On two occasions ozilf,- and in the first half, too, as I remember, did they ceme anywhere near scoring, and then they had very hard lines indeed. The first chance came from a loose rush up the field, which left the ball on the home line, and had anyone been cool and smart enough to pick up, a certain try would have resulted, but nashness ended in mulling, followed by failure. THe second chance when one of the centres come grandly through the home backs, and began a pretty passing move- ment, which was terminated by another mull right on the line, and one of the prettiest and most certain toriea of ftie afternoon was lost. --ø-- In evferv position on the Wd Llwynypia were superior. J. E. Jones at full back played finely, picked up cleanly, and kicked accurately. Al- ways in the right place, and perfectly cool, he was most reliable. In the three-quarter line, the homesters were immeasurely superior. In every department of the game, in attack and defence, they greatly improved over their pre- vious Saturday's display. --0- Both the centres and wings on the whole combined admirably, and gave promise of great things. Wood was most energetic, and often brilliant. He broke through time after time in splendid fashion, passed unselfishly at the right moment, and throughout Showed a fair turn of speed, baoked up by remarkable dash. He did all he put himself to do capitally, but was apt to try to do too much—a mistake on the right side anyhow. Foster, as usual, played his usual, strong, finished game, combined ex- ceedingly well with his new centre, but not as he should and might lmve done with his bril- liaat wing. Many a chance went a-beggijtg, par- ticularly in the initial naIf though Foster's slight and strange selfishness. The wings were both excellent. Llewelyn, of course, is always to be relied upon, but tfoe very fine form of Edmunds on the left wing is really surprising. His play is equal te tha £ of his bast days. -0-- A half,, Iestyn and Kruger combined very nicely together on the whole, but it must be admitted that the "scraggy" play which was witnessed at times in the field was due a good deal to scraggy work round the scrum. Never- theless, both worked, well, and succeeded in set- ting their tfereequarters Into very fine move- men. repeatedly. The home forwards, too, showed to great advantage, and vastly improved over this season's preceding performances. They may Be said to have had everything their own way, chiefly due, however, to The utter lack of
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— » MOUNTAIN ASH v. PONTYPRIDD. Twenty points to three. This is the actual score of the game at Mountain Ash on Saturday last, but it hardly represents the play,, for Ponty. should have scored, if not two, certainly one, other try. —o— The game was not particularly exciting, and lacked a lot of that finish one expects from re- presentative teams of the Rhondda League, but there could be no mistaking the earnestness of the players, judging from the number of knock outs during the game. --0- The Mount forwards on the whole were cleverer than the visiting pack, seeming to understand each other's play better, and of a good all round lot. Osborne, Davies, and Mil- lar, shone most prominently. -0- The Ponty. boys were best represented by W. E. Bees, the popular captain, Dai Evans, and Rowley Thomas. -0-- The great fault on Saturday was, however, their inability to take on a concerted dribble, someone or other always kicking too strongly and generally straight into the hands of the home full back, who never failed to return with interest. B At half Chick and Roberts held their own with a little over, Roberts especially being very pro- minent, and was the most useful man on his side. -0- For Mountain Ash, Hillman was as usual very smart and tricky, and was ably backed by Mears, a second team man. --0- The three-guarter line of Ponty. seemed all at sea,and incapable of doing the correct thing when necessary. —o— I presume this may be explained by the fact that two of the quartette were strangers to the team, and one Ben Morgan, an ex-Llwynypia wing three-quarter) was playing in the centre, which place on Saturday's form did not suit him Oavanagh, tho other new man, possesses plenty I of pace, and should with careful hadling develop into a good wing. Of the four Usher and Walt. Davies were the most useful. -0-- At full back, Mountain Ash held a big advan- tage, J. Muxworthy playing a champion game, his dropped goal being a really smart affair.. Saunders was occasionally responsible for a big return, but was very uncertain, and one of the Mount's tries was directly due to a bad miss on his part. I am glad to find that Tom Bryant and Jim McKenzie are included in the team for next Saturday, and I am inclined to the opinion that they are just the men required to make a really good pack, P.C. Cummings is also in- cluded in the three-quarter line, and should prove, if he is in anything like his last year's form, a really serviceable aid to the team. —o— By the way the new jerseys do not look so neat as the old black and white. -0- SWANSEA v. TREHERBERT. On Saturday Treherbert journeyed to Swan- sea with a very disorganised beam. Dan Rees, of Penygraig, was obtained to take the place of custodian Lewis Lewis, and Jim Sweet re- fused to turn out and elected m play for Tre- orky against Bridgend. It is understood that both membess have been reported to the Welsh Union for playing for Treorky without their transfer. It is to be hoped that this will prove a valuable ln to the individual members of the team, and also to the Treherbert committee. --0- But to the game. Treherbert had to put up with a 27 points defeat—a great defeat to a team which had played Leicester with a deficit of only 3 points. This can be explained at once. The forwards were well matohed, the hill men in fact getting slightly the better of matters in the scrum, while Swansea were superior in the open. In the half-back department the bro- thers Lewis were infinitely smarter than the Swansea men, and Treherbert had a great ad- vantage here. Even when the Swansea forwards heeled the ball out, it was taken three times out of four by the Treherbert halves. At three- quarter, Treherbert were "non est"—they had not a look in, and it is at centre three-quarter Swansea won the match. Bancroft was Ban- croft of international iame. He was here, there, and everywhere, his running and kieking being marvellous. He never kidked until the forwards were on him, and therefore he fairly killed the hill forwards. Badly beaten at three- quarter, and inability to play a forward game, owing to too much Bancroftism, accounts for that sad blow to Treherbert. --0- On Monday, Treherbert played Crumlin. The team was badly dtsorganised, no less than eight of the previous string being absent The reserves, however, buckled to, and after a stub- born game, Treherbert were left victors by a goal and two tries to nil. Treherbert, although very weak, was superior in all departments. --0- MARDY v. TRELEWIS. Mardy and Trelewis tried eondusions on the Feradale Athletic Grounds last Saturday in the Association code. Play, taken on the whole, was of an uninteresting character. I fancy Mardy is not so strong as they formerly used to be. To be beaten by 2 goafs to one, is just to serve them right, for they should have scored on several occasions, as they threw many chances away. -0-- There are several good players in the team undoubtedly, but a few want to be taken severe ly to task, as they were playing with no object vihateveir in view, except perhaps the pleasure I of kicking the ball somewhere. There was a most painful lack oT judgment in passing the ball, it invariably being transferred right on the toes of one of the opposing team. A few of them, however, showed fairly good form. Hugh Jones, at back, played a very fair game on the whole, but he made many mistakes, notably his chance of kicking a goal from a free, which was very poor indeed. He passed well on several occasions, and played with judg- ment. There is the qualities there of a fine player. --0-- Jarrett Jones also played a good game, but I should say he was sadly out of condition. At goal, D. Jones was very unreliable, occasionally defending well, and at other times lamentably Tseak. He can fist the ball out well, however, but he should use more discretion as to where he directs the ball. Thomas also worked hard, and deserved to be better supported. --0-- On the Trelewis side the goal-keeper played a very fair game, as he made the most of what he had to do, saving finely at times. Meads also was a tower of strength to his side. One or two of them seemed to be unable to recover themselves in time while running, thus losing chances which should be of good service to them. -0- Both sides should cultivate the art of shoot- ing low, for many good shots were made for goal, which should have come off all right had they only used. a little more judgment in shoot- ing lower, for they went clean over. the cross- bar. -0- MID-RHONDDA ALBIONS v. PORTH. This return match was played at Porth on Saturday before an exceptionally large crowd. Being a league match, excitement rose at a high pitch. At half-time the Albions led by one goal, the score reading 3-2. The Rev J. Jones was responsible for Porth's furious at- tacks, but the Albions kept up a stubborn de- fence, whilst their forwards broke away on many occasions in superb style. Cullen in the Albion's goal played a magnificent game, but it is to be deeply regretted that the Porth spec- tators appreciated his defence by throwing the net. Final score: Porfti, 5 goals; Albions, 4. PENYGRAIG v. EBBW VALE. In the above match at Penygraig on Monday, both teams were considerably strengthened by oui side aid. In the home contingent were V. Hussey, W. Jones, and the two Dobsons, of the Cardiff team, and George Evans, from Llwynypia, while the visitors were, aided by several players from Newport and other Mon- nvcuthshire teams. On paper form, it was con- sidered a snip for Penygraig, but the latter only managed it by a try. --0- In regard to the game itself, despite so many star players, it was far from a good gamp, from a spectacular point of view. Ebbw Vale had evidently put in all they could in strict training ar.d were deo'.dedly unlucky in not making it a draw at 'east, particularly after a magnificent run by J. Davies, who after running from half- way lost t-i-J ball when over the line. --0- As I before mentioned Penygraig should have with the assistance of the Cardiff cracks, piled it on. But- numerous chances were thrown away by the selfishness of the latter, who evidently bad the idea that it was only necessary for them to have the ball, and then a try was certain Ebbw Vale thought otherwise, and by keea tackling and useful all round play, bad quite aI" much of the game as rhe home men did. —o— Of the home backs. a. word of praise is due to Tom Jones, the custodian, who quite excelled himself, extricating himself out of tight corners in brilliant style. --0- Of the three-quarter line, Percy Bush played far the most useful game, also scoring the win. ning try from a rather awkward pass frÐIØ Hussey. --0- Of the halves, the home pair bad rather the worst of it, Scott repeatedly letting his side down badly. Granville to my fancy played as good a game as ever h", has, and with a better partner would have stood a better chance with the Ebbw Vale oracks WilcOK and Harris, the former of whom was in rare form. Of the Lome forwards it would be difficult to individualise, as all played a hard game, witJr one or two exceptions in regard to scrum work- But to sum up, henoura were easy all rouudp: and the game should have been a draw. --0- ABERCYNON v. MERTHYR VALE. On Saturday Abercynon journeyed by brake to play Merthyr Vale in a junior league match. The visitors were short of five of their selected team, and substitutes had to be requisitioned to fill the vacancies. Mr Ponding, Mountain Ash, the chosen referee, officiated. The game itself was of a very excited character, and & clearly demonstrated that the visitors were beaten in combination. The homesters playing down the slope, scored three out of the four tries in the first half, but were it not for on0 particularly weak spot in the visitors' bade division, the homesters would have experienced great difficulty in scoring at all. The visitors- were very unlucky in not scoring on one ooca- j sion, particularly in this half. The second half showed the visitors to great advantage, eon* tinually attacking, only, however, to be re- pulsed by strong defence. This half was de- cidedly in favour of the visitors, their forwards- playing a really brilliant game, backed up by some splendid individual efforts behind. There were one or two shaky players in the team, but taken as a whole the visitors showed splendid 1 form, the captain (George Paget) and his bro- ther Sam playing a remarkably fine game. JThe 1 homesters possess men of more than ordinary talent, and the team is pushing itaelf to t.be' front rapidly. The backs play a combined game, and the forwards are no mean lot, but it is on the former doubtless that they place the most value.
I Social Eveig at Liantrisant. On Monday evening last, at the National Schools, a most enjoyable social evening was held on the occasion of two of their teachers, Miss Rundell and Miss Williamson* leaving for Cardiff. About forty invitations were sent out to friends and were heartily responded to. Great praise is due to Mis* Spencer, Miss Hetty Lewis, Miss Lear, MiflS Lily Stanbury, and Miss Florrie Forse, for the evening's success. The tables were nicely laii and prettily decorated with flowers. Thar teachers were very kindly assisted by Misf Amy John, Miss Lizzie Davies, Miss Janet Jenkins, and Miss BLODweu Davies. After tea an adjournment was made to the infant's rooø. where Miss E. M. SppBor, and Mr TODI Goodman presided at tL>' piano with their accustomed accuracy and good -tw»w. Songs were admirably rendered bj Messrs Lemuel Evans, Tom Davies, and W. Da .viest, and were greatly enjoyed. The Rev Pryce Evans (curate), as one of the school managerop spoke in high praise of Miss Kundell's and Miss Williamson's success as teachers, both in the day and Sunday school, and expressed regret at losing them. Mr Little responded on behalf of the teachers, and a very pleasant evening closed with the singing of Auld Lang SyU8."
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"devil" in their opponents. They heeled out capitally, used their feet finely, gave and took their passes accurately, and greatly delighted their supporters, but still they have room for improvement towards clean and finished play. All xleserve praise, but particulsfrly George Eyans, who played a superb game. Ben Phil- lips was singularly brilliant in the open, and ho was clQsely attended by Bob Jones and Albert Powell. -0-- The try getters were Llewelyn (2), Edmunds (2), Ben Plaillips (2), Kruger, Wood, Foster, Bob Jones, George Evans ,one each.