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Treherbert Tags. I Treherbert play-goers are pleased to learn that Messrs. Poole have ordered an electric plant to be installed at the Opera House. We have been asked if it is anything like a cab- bage plant. What a green" question --+-- But they are a Noble lot, and bore the disappointment patiently; for they would doubtlessly have walked to Salis- bury if there was any chance of a game, in spite of the" PeaTce 'ing wind. I -+-- On election day, Mr. Rees Morgan Rees' photo could be seen tied to the neck of a dog which ran about the streets. Was this to indicate that Mr. Rees in- tended to set up a "dogged" fight? Private Christmas Cards; Order Early," is what we read last week in a certain shop in Bute Street. It reminds us that Christmas is coming." -+-- The re-election of Councillor D. R. Jones shows that electors are still favour- able to the old "tribe." Is it a fact that the champion whist player of Treherbert and his partner have lost every game for the last three months when playing two noting Suffragettes? If So. women deserve the vote. < Porth Pupil Teachers nlayed,a Soccer match against Pentre Higher Grade oil, Wednesday last week. The result was: -I Porth, 2 goals; but Pentre "one (won). The referee played ii-ell-foi- Pentre. He simply couldn't help it. --+-- Is it that the Porth Pupil Teachers' Soccer team are not snobbish enough, or that the other team fears defeat,' that the latter will not grant them a fixture? We understand that the better part of valour is discretion. It was noticed at Ynyswen last week that a tram driver stopped his car in order to supply other tramwaymen with a pinch of snuff. "Pinching" things may become a bad habit. We should like to just state that people who blame our journal for entering too much into private life, are just the kind of folk who would like to have the front of their houses taken off so that people could see what they are having for breakfast.
Tylarstown Topics. We still rest in peace. No Election, Free Trade, Tariff Reform or Socialists disturb our little snooze. Our hearty congratulations to Councillor D. Smith, Alma House, who has been re- turned unopposed on the District Council. S This speaks well of our worthy Councillor who has been untiring in his efforts to improve the locality since his advent on the Council. --+- The improvement in our side streets is above praise, especially Hendrefadog, which has received a thorough over- hauling. Once again we ,appeal to the residents in the lower region of Hendrefadog to Remove those tubs," which are a nuisance to pas.sers-by. Gwernllwyn is gradually improving in cleanliness. We hope the scare won't get over like the Dreadnought." --+-- The flying visit of Bostock and Womb- well's has left a few lamenting after their friends. "Silence is golden at Bostock's, espe- cially to a certain young man who claimed r elationship with the originals." "♦ It is said one of the attendants offered him some nuts. We hope he's got over it.
Mid-Rhondda Musings. A friend's hen has just laid an egg. When he saw it the other day, it pro- claimed E!aster with all its might. --+-- A young lady of our acquaintance was baptised the other day in a tramcar. She looks radiant after it. Good downright liars seem to be get- ting scarcer," writes a, correspondent. Our own particular brand was cremated .2 exactly 1,029o days ago. The Merry Widow hat is getting out of fashion now, we were told by a young lady the other day. And the world seems, merrier for it. The huge wooden structures erected by the Glamorgan Coal Company to convey their rubbish to the mountain top cause no end of questioning. The other day, we were asked whether they were intended as coaling docks for future airships. This sounds like a flight of imagination, certainly; but we would back the Cam- brian Trust for anything.
Ton Talk. Football enthusiasts at Ton are breathing a great deal easier since the favourites were successful in retaining the challenge cup of the South Wales League. -+-- After a few recent displays, Ton gave their supporters some room for anxiety. But comment is superfluous. Ton won by 2 goals to nil, and that is quite enough. We are sorry for the young man who in his great enthusiasm was tempted to indulge in a wee drop from the flowing bowl. He had "pledged not to partake -but there you are Where were the enthusiastic members of the I.L.P. when Mr. Wallhead, of Manchester, addressed a meeting on the "Unemployed Question." --+-- If things are to prosper the members should "square" up and rally "round their leaders.
Ferndale Sparks. The Ferndale Industrial Co-operative Society, Ltd., are making gigantic strides just now. They have installed an electric plant, and have built a, handsome build- ing, in which they are carrying on their bakery business.
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Ystrad Yaps. OUlT NAVY OF TO-DAY. "Britannia," rules, the "Ocean," and everywhere "Glory" is won by her war- ships. They are "Majestic," "Magnifi- cent," "Irresistible," "Formidable; "In- vincible," and Victorious." Then our "Venerable" Tars possess Inflexible" and Indomitable courage. Truly with such a line England should "Dread Nought." Ystrad is still to the fore, for what with our new police force, and suffragettes we shall soon hear the ringing of- many bells. --+-- Cheer up young ladies, you may have 1 "Suffrage yet." Happenings in Ystrad. Someone was "Married to the Wrong Man" lately, and a "Sister's Sin" has caused much unhappi- ness. --+-- Let this be "A Warning to Women," for it evidently proved this "Girl's ON)ss Roads." 4. --+-- It is sometimes difficult to become ac- quainted with the "Love that Women Desire." --+- Whilst the cars were on stop on Mon- day a local undertaker offered the assist- ance of his two horses. It .seems that he had nothing for his "two hearses" to do.
Popth Jottings. We congratulate Col. Thompson for having secured for Porth the attention of Royalty. This is certainly a most enviable achievement. Bravo, Colonel. -+-- Birchgrove people will learn with satis- faction that the Council have accepted tenders for the street improvements they have so long prayed for. 0 -+- Inasmuch as the majority of these people own their cottages, and have for so long a time extricated themselves safely out of this muddy" corner, we cannot help but express our sincere hopes that none of these people will get stuck in the mud financially through these improvements We have certainly got—in the Wel,,h Giant" and the Lilliputian —the long and short of the music hall artistes at the Palace this week. The red tie league are in evidence once more at Porth. Undergoing a process of resusitation, they now intend holding demon- strations at the Square. Holmes, the secretary of the Tra»way- men's Federation, was apparently quite at home" in the lion's home at Bostock's. —♦ The Porth Y.M.C.A. cricket team have now taken on a contract with a local poultry dealer. He has promised to purchase at a fair price, all their ducks at the end of the season. --+- He has already made a great bargain for his customers by selling them the fouls he bought of the Ynyshir Albions. Still there is more in reserve (Pot"i Reserves) should the Albions run short f them. Give me a fag. will you ?" asked a con- stable of a little urchin at a local football match on Saturday. --+-- Despite the fact that the request was made in a friendly and confidential tone, the lad proved very wide awake. --+-- I don't smoke, sir," he said, much to the officer's chagrin. This kiddie 31 proved him- self no April fool.
Pentre Pellets. It has been suggested that the notices, posted at intervals, along our thorough- fares, to the effect that "Cars stop here: when required," be changed into "Cars j stop here at drivers' convenience." ] A recent "Leader" announced that a. Pentre Baker had secured "Gold and Silver Medals" for bread he had been "doughing." What will be the reward of the fearless adventurers who eat thereof, we wonder? Someone whispers 'Crown* of Glory.' We a.re informed that a local embroyQ- schoolmaster was obliged to purchase a catalogue in order that he might distin- guish the various exhibits at the menag- erie which recently paid us a visit. Good "Ev'ns" his knowledge of zoology has been sadly neglected. Relative to the recent invading of a dairy produce stores, we sincerely hope that the genial manager kept his "wool" on, notwithstanding the --flock" he had to contend with. -+-- Never did a crowd mere longingly watch for "the face at the window," or so eagerly listen to the "voice from on high," as did the assembled throng out- side the Council Ofiices on the night of the election. Before They came from North, South. East and and West, To hear those numbers read. After: Some shouted themselves hoarse with zest Whilst others longed for bed. -Shakeswood. What with shop blinds being drawn and straw hats venturing forth, our streets present quite an "August'' scene. Still "April" has not ended; she "May" yet steal a "March" upon us with her showers of blessing. This reminds us. The watering carts have been on the prowl lately. They are locally likened b a German band, a sure sign of rain. --+-- The recent acquisition of a "motor" furniture van by an enterprising trades- man, tends to "drive" home the fact that "money makes the mare go." I
HERBERT WARE, VIOLINIST, Conductor of South Glamorgan and Local Orchestras, has vacancies for a few more Pupils on the VIOLIN and VIOLA. Thorough tuition. Moderate fees. "SEVCIK" SYSTEM TAUGHT. For terms, apply 195, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 4799
Football. MARDY 0, ABERDARE 0. The above match was played at Mardy on Easter Monday. The game was un- interesting and of the scrambling order, I neither side being able to score. .MAR,DY 6gls., LODGE HILL 2. This match was played at Mardy on Easter Tuesday. Lodge Hill is the top team of the Bristol .and District League. The players turned out for Mardy as fol- low; .Goal, Morris; backs, H. Jones and Percy Golding; halves. Apley, Griffiths, and Jones (" Socks ") forwards. Hill, Woollacott, Jones, Jos. Williams, and Holland. Mardy were much the superior team, but were also much heavier than their opponents. Golding, Hill, "Socks," Woollacott and Holland played a good game for Mardy. Hill scored 3 goals, Holland 2. and Woollacott 1. For the visitors, Hebbett and Smart scored a goal each.
Shots for Goal. Porth Pupil Teachers defeated Pentre Higher Grade in a Soccer match at the Griffin Park on Wednesday by the score of 2 goals to 1. The P.T.'s were far superior as a team, and should have won by a larger margin. The Pupil Teachers played another interesting game on the following day (Thursday) against the old students of the Rhondda P.T. Centre. The pace was very fast and waxed hot under the scorching sun. Perhaps this accounts somewhat for the prolific scoring, the result beiiig:-Pupit Teachers, 9 goals; Old Students, 5 goals. -+-- 'Porth Intermediate School encountered their old students also on Thursday but the old boys were too strong for the juniors, and consequently defeated them. -+- Treherbert Athletics were proud victors over Hopkinstown in playing a charity match against that team at Pontypridd on Good Friday. The score was:—Tre- herbert, 11 points; Hopkinstown, 5 points. On Saturday, the Athletics played an- other heavy game against Treorchy Old Boys on the latter's ground. Although .Treherbert was defeated by the score of 11 points to nil, Treorchy had to work hard for victory. T. Morgan, the Treherbert custodian, played a, plucky game, and made very few mistakes. --+- Roger Rees, inside half, was very nippy, being smart on several occasions in sending out the ball from the scrum. -=- P. Raymond, P. Salisbury. D. C-1 w i i. and J. Noble were prominent among the forwards.
Northern Union. Mid-Rhondda v. Salford. There was a good attedanee at the Mid- Rhondda Athletic Grounds, Tonypandy, 011 Wednesday to witness this match. Salford had the. best of the opening .stages, but their passing was faulty. Mid- Rhondda now took up the attack, and effective passing by the quartet resulted in Tom Edwards scoring a fine try. Ned Rees easily converted. E. D. Rees was lioxt. prominent by a smart kick and follow up. Tackling Lambert on the visiting line, he nut his side in a favour- able position, and the quartet again get- ting into motion, T. Edwards crossed with a. trv in the corner; the kick for goal failed. Salford now invaded the home territory, and smart passing culminated in Lomas beating the defence and scoring 1 a try behind the posts, which he con- verted. Mid-Rliondda became aggressive, but failed to break through. Half-time Score G. T. P. Mid-Rhondda 12 8 Salford) 115 On the exchange of ends the visitors had the advantage of the wind, and con- trolling the scrum they kept up a hot attack on the home line. A stubborn defence was offered, and from a penalty Lomas landed a fine goal. Subsequently a mark in a favourable position proved disastrous for the home team. Lomas again kicked a goal. The homesters now invaded their opponents' territorv, and a smart bit of play put Ned Rees' in with an unconverted try. When the game terminated Salford were on the aggressive. Final Score: G. T. P. G. T. P. Mid-Rhondda 1 3 H Salford 3 1 9
Pisgah Juvenile Choir. "Edith and Norah at Cymmer. On Thursday, Friday and Satlirday evenings last, at the Workmen's Library and Institute, Cymmer. three splendid performances of the very pretty and popular cantata, 'Edith and Nora," were given in full character by the Pisgah Juvenile Choir, under the baton of Mr. Obadiah Edwards. The success of these performances, despite the fact that the chief artistes were juveniles, was simply amazing and exceeded all expectations. The spacious hall of the Library—which was elaborately and very picturesquely decorated-was packed each evening. The characters were as followEdith," Miss M. A. Gullet, Nora," Miss Sophia T?ns' Queen of the Fairies" and Miss Punctuality," Mrs. J. Williams • "Mountain Children," Misses G. Michael M. A. Jones, Bessie Stokes, G. Breeze Celia James, Fanny Jones, E. Russell E. Edwards, and Master A. Lloyd; Master Right Wing," Master Edwin Lloyd. Accompanists,^—pianoforte, Miss M. A. Thomas; organ, Mr. D. J. Thomas. The chairmen were Mr. W. T. Davies, D.C. the Rev. J. M. Lewis (pastor), and Mr. D. Powell, Porth Farm. The miscellaneous part of the pro- gramme, which preceded the cantata, consisted of a very fine pianoforte duet by Miss A. Thomas and Mr. D. J. Thomas a very sweet action song. Washing Day," i Jn nine chubby little girls a solo by Miss Gullet; and a side-splitting action song, "The Suffragettes," and other items. A very pretty spectacle was presented when the curtain rose and revealed a perfect phalanx of little children dressed all in white. We hail the glad Summer was most beautifully sung. The solo, Dear Playmates, kindly consider," by Miss Punctuality, was all that could be desired. Miss Gullet's rendering of My Flocks and Herds" was very artistic, and merited the applause accorded. The duet. 0 Beautiful Streams," by Edith and Nora-, was very sweet. The fairies were exquisitely arrayed in green muslin, deco- rated with gold braid, coins and tinsel. The Fairy Queen song, O Happy Child," and the soprano solo, 0 waft me away," were excellent items, as was the trio, "Ah, where shall we seek them?" The chorus, From realms where never strife," with its humming accompaniment, was a triumph. The choir showed signs of clever training; the intonation, expres- sion, and the quality of the voices was really surprising in so young a choir. Mr. Edwards, the youthful conductor- who has not yet left his teens—displayed a very remarkable aptitude for wielding the baton.
Organ Recital at Calfaria (C.M.) Chapel, Porth. On Good Friday, the eleventh annual organ recital was held at Calfaria (( .M.» Chapel, Porth. Mr. David Clegg presided at the large organ. Mr. Clegg's great reputation having preceded him, the chapel was literally packed, and scores turned away failing to obtain admission. The principal soloists were Madame Ainv Evans, London (soprano); and Mr. Chas. Tree, London (baritone). Dr. T. H. Morris, Ashfield, Tylorstown, presided in the afternoon; and Councillor D. Watts Morgan in the evening. Mr. Clegg's first offering was a rapturous tone poem, The Church and the World." The "Choral and Fugue ans Orgel Sonatin Re Mineur and the "Improvisation" (founded on Welsh melodies) were responsible for loud and continuous clapping. To attempt to adequately describe Mr. Clegg's dexterity in the manipulating of the several features of the organ while playing Bach's "Fugue in E Minor," and also the Modern Transcriptions from the various works of Franz Liszt," would be futile. They must be heard to be realised. Madame Amy Evans' rendering of "Love is a Butterfly" was a beautiful item, but her best efforts were" Down the Forest and Love, I have won you," the sweet pianissimo strain of the former being vividly contrasted with the rapturous exultation—which brought out all her power—in the latter. This lady's voice possesses a most wondrous charm, which was heard to greater advantage in How lovely are Thy dwellings," her highest notes being reached with perfect pre- cision. Mr. Charles Tree has certainly enhanced his great reputation as a bari- tone. His performance of It is enough was par excellence. His render- ing of U Gray Days," Thou'rt passing hence," and The Perfect Prayer were efforts. that were worthy of the great appreciation displayed by the audience. The duet was also a delightful offering. Other items upon the organ were plaved by Mr. Clegg. The greatest perform- ances. however, were the "Fantasia on Themes from Verdi (a marvellous work, introducing solos and cadenzas on different instruments) and also the famous "Storm" piece, which was realistic in its effect. A wonderful conception of a storm, wonderfully executed.
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