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RUGBY. ST. HELENS 36 pts., TREHERBERT (N. TJ.) 12. Treherbert journeye.d North and played St. Helens on Saturday, this being the first match for Treherbert up North this season. The team at St. Helens has not been up to the standard for some time past, but at present it is greatly im- proved, and is now one of the strongest organisations in Lancashire, The visit of a Welsh team to the North does not usually create much interest. On Satur- day, however, the gate at St. Helens ex- ceeded all expectations, being four times as great as when Aberdare played there last year. The Welsh players visited many places of interest before the match, and immediately before the game com- menced they sang Sospan Fach on the field, much to the amusement of the spec- tators. The Treherbert players were fairly fatigued by the tedious overnight journey, and they altogether failed to make anything like a decent performance until some time after the interval, when St. Helens had already piled on the score of 31 points. After this, however, Trie- herbert came to themselves again, and in less than ten minutes they crossed St. Helens' line with four tries. Francis and Eveleigh crossed after this with a try each, which were disallowed for infringe- ments of the rules. Good and hard scrummaging seems to completely demoralise the Northern teams. The Tre- herbert forwards resorted to wheeling and rushing after several chances had been given to their backs. The Lancas- trians were at a loss to cope with this style of play, and it was thus that Tre- herbert scored their points. The huge score of 6 goals and 8 tries to 4 tries does not by any means indicate the superiority of St. Helens over Treherbert. The latter team were handicapped by being without a good kicker. Two tries at least should have been easily goaled, and two penalties also should have been kicked. The weak spots of the Treherbert team were at outside half and centre three-quarter, whilst the Northmen were particularly strong and easily excelled in these posi- tions. The visitors' wings were quite a success, especially Wat Evans. Galloway. Bevan, and Eveleigh were slightly superior in the Treherbert pack. On the return journey, the Welsh players were followed to the railway station by a large crowd, which cheered them heartily. The Welsh- men responded by singing several well- known Welsh songs.
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ASSOCIATION. LEWIS MERTHYR JUNIORS 3gls., CWMPARC 3. Despite the heavy downpour of rain on Saturday afternoon, a fairly large crowd of spectators assembled to witness the League encounter between the above teams, which was played on the Trehafod Field. From start to finish the game proved interesting. Though not quite clean from rough play, some very fine football was witnessed. Both teams seemed determined to capture the two points, and struggled hard to get them. The scoring opened with a beauty from Doddy Downs, but Cwmparc soon equal- ised. Again the Juniors took the lead, and again Cwmparc equalised. After some brilliant play, both teams scored for the third time. Cwmparc. however, forced the game till the finish and just missed a, fourth goal. TONYREFAIL ATHLETIC 2gls., FERN- DALE 2. The above teams engaged in a friendly at the Cae'rysgol Grounds, Tonyrefail, last Saturday. Prior to the start rain fell heavily, and this affected the attend- ance. Ton started without their full complement of players, but before the game was far advanced the vacancies were filled. The downpour had made the ground very slippery, and prevented accurate passing and finessing. Captain Speare was early prominent, putting in some fine tackling. The tide of battle swayed to and fro until things looked black for Ton, when Referee Robins pointed to the penalty mark. Johnstone took the kick and drove straight for Drew. The latter, however, effected a remarkable save, considering the nature of the pitch. Much relieved, Ton set off for Hopkins, and gave that custodian a hot time, but he was equal to all the calls made on him. Peel and Powell, operating on the Ferndale right, were a constant source of trouble, but Speare- by far the hardest worker afield—proved a constant stumbling block to them. Peel, from a fine centre, gave the visitors the lead before the interval. Edbrooke during this half limped badly, and, of course, his play suffered. On resuming, Ton looked like equal- ising, but shooting from long range, they gave Hopkins every chance to clear. lies and Williams, after some tricky footwork. nearly found the range before their team had to fall back on the defensive. Owing to some misunderstanding between the Ton backs, Ferndale registered number two. Ton's defence were emphatic that the point should have been disallowed, but made the mistake of claiming before attempting to clear their lines. Dixon and Goad brought play again to Fern- dale's nuarters. and Hutchins, with a neat header, brought joy to the hearts of the home supporters. Shortly afterwards the same player, in a scrimmage round Hop- kins, saved the ground record for his club and added another jewel to the season's crown. The result gives a fair reflex of the play, though Hopkins was more in demand than Drew. TON 4gls., BARRY 0. This Western League encounter took place on the Ynys on Saturday last, under wretched climatic conditions. For three- quarters of the game there was quite a downpour, and this greatly, affected the attendance. Ton was much the superior side, but some fine bits of play was seen now and again by the eeasiders. Ton played a new right wing forward in Bradshaw, late of Fulham, for whom he has rendered good service. Percival was given a rest and was deputised by Cole- man. Hugh Williams and Farrant were also missing. Ton pressed most of the game, and up to the interval Barry put up a stubborn defence. Just before half- time, Fyfe landed a penalty right in front of the Barry goal. The ball, rebounding from the goalkeeper, was netted by Fyfe. Barry appeared to fall off in their defence in the second half. and the visitors' goal became the venue of several exciting bits of play. Tommy Davies sent in two shots, his first being a most praise- worthy one. Reed also added to Ton's score by a very pretty shot. For the visitors, Yarr and Bilson were the most prominent, the former particularly spoil- ing several bouts of passing by the Ton men. CWMPARC & TREORCHY UNITED3gls, BARRY DISTRICT 1. This important match-a Welsh Cup- tie—was played at Cwmparc on Monday last, in inclement weather and before a fairly good gate. Both teams were at full strength, Ernest Goode making his first appearance on the home ground. Barry looked a strapping lot of athletes, and were the first to score following a fine individual effort by Thornhill. The United improved, Peake and Hughes send- ing in dangerous shots. Peake equalised the scores with a clever bit of work. In the second half, Park early showed superiority, the half-backs being pro- minent, especially Dicky Jones and Mitchell. Peake again put through, and Tlioman adding another, the homesters securing a substantial and well-deserved victory.
Letters to the Editor. --+-- Pentre Trades Council and Councillor Edward Jones To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—My attention has been called to a remarkable interview which has taken place between your reporter and Coun- cillor Jones regarding a notice of motion standing in my name for discussion at the next meeting of the Council. It was my intention, at the last meeting, to put to Mr. Jones what is contained in the motion, but the agenda beinc large, hence the notice for the next meeting. The terms of the motion were to call the attention of the Council to the action of Councillor Jones in appearing upon the platform of two opponents of Labour." Unfortunately, Mr. Jones, in his desire to give copy to the Press, has greatly exaggerated the terms so much as to state enemies of Labour, which gives an entirely different meaning. A man may be an "opponent" of Labour, but not of necessity an enemy." In the case of one of the Councillors, he was our opponent two years ago, whilst the other is a prospective opponent. I should feel exceedingly sorry if the unwise interview which Councillor Jones has accorded your representative should be taken in any spirit of personal hostility towards the persons concerned. Upon more than one occasion at the Trades Council, as Mr. Jones knows, I have not spoken in any other terms but of respect for Councillor Walter Williams, having had personal acquaintance in other spheres for several years; and any other construction placed upon my action, is misplaced. I cannot understand the action of Mr. Jones in making the statements he has, unless for a three-fold object—either to create a prejudice against myself, orejudice the motion, or to attempt to justify his action. In either case it is most indis- creet, because, first of all. he is ignorant of the attitude I shall take up, and he has also committed himself in such a way as to throw away the case for Labour representation. Besides, his action is one of disloyaltv towards the Trades Council, in that he has taken upon himself to open discussion upon a matter upon which the Council has the prior claim. One of the chief reasons for the motion was that Mr. Jones should have appeared upon the platform of a Councillor giving an account of his stewardship, when at the very time the Trades Council were considering the question whether or not it would contest the seat now held by him and from which he will retire next March. Even now no final decision has been arrived at. See what the effect of such an action may have upon the undecided counsels of the Trades Council. I think the Council is entitled to an explanation for this in- discreet action of its representative. lve Surely such a course is perfectly in accord with the spirit and discipline of all repre- sentative organisations. If that is to be questioned, your representative institu- tions fall to the ground. Councillor E. Jones' action created a keen resentment amongst scores of work- ing men who are anxious to see genuine direct Labour representation upon our local governing bodies. On the other nano, it created a, aeep suspicion ciiar Councillor Jones was playin- to a section and thus betraying the very principles for which the Trades Council was origin- ally created. We do not desire a repeti- tion of what took place in No. 4 Ward last year, where the retiring Councillor was allowed to go unonnosed. whereas the previous year we fought. What is wanted is fair and honest treatment of these matters. To justify his action upon the grounds of non-controversial matter being discussed at the meeting referred to. is either to hoodwink or mislead his sup- porters, or a candid admission of his ignorance of the significance and aims of the Labour movement. Labour has a policy of its own which is peculiar unto itself and for which it must fight every inch of the way. To secure those objects. Labour must capture the legislative and administrative bodies. Councillor Jones either believes in that policy or he does not—which? The difference between Mr. Jones and myself apparently seems to be that he believes in a kind of Labour representation upon sufferance so as to cause the least inconvenience, whilst I believe in it as a right, and to that I strongly adhere. If Labour had its right- ful share upon the Rhondda Council, it should be two-thirds representation, and not less than one-third as it is to-day. Had this existed in the years that have gone by. there would have been no need for agitating for the adoption of the Housing Acts. As every organisation—be it religious, social, political or industrial— has principles governing its existence, so has the Trades Council; and if Councillor Jones thinks he can with impunity violate those principles, he must expect criticism. He raises several other matters in his statement to your reporter which are both inaccurate and misleading. I shall give a full and complete reply after the Trades Council, to whom I am loyally bound, has dealt with the motion. In conclusion, I wish to make myself perfectly clear that I hear no malice to Mr. Jones, neither to the other Coun- cillors concerned, but a spirit of good- will. Our differences are matters of prin- ciple, and I am sure they will be the first to appreciate that, when one has strong convictions, he should always have the courage to defend them. Gelli. T. C. MORRIS. P.S.—I find since writing the above that the minute recording the motion reads as follows: —" To call the attention of the Council to the action of Councillor Edward Jones in appearing upon the platform of Councillors T. Davies and Walter Williams." I used the word teopponents" naturally on the grounds of a contrast policy as to their reasons for representation and oure.
Baptist Union of Wales. Next Weeks Meetings. It is 28 years since the Welsh Baptist Union held its annual meetings at Tre- orchy, and this year's gatherings promise to exceed in interest those of former years. The visit of the Right Hon; D. Lloyd George—the most talked-of man in the Kingdom to-day-will in itself invest the gatherings with an amount of eclat which is seldom associated with similar gatherings up and down the country. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Presi- dent of the Union this year, and he will deliver his presidential address on Mon- day evening at 6 o'clock, instead of on Wednesday morning. It is hardly neces- sary to say that applications for admis- sion to this meeting have been pouring in upon the organisers from all quarters. The estimated crush accommodation at Noddfa is 2,000, and no less than 5,000 applica- tions for tickets have been received. Another feature which lends interest to the proceedings is the presentation of an illuminated address to Dr. Morris the veteran pastor of Noddfa, by the Rhondda Baptist Union. This has been arranged to take place on Tuesday evening, but advantage may be taken" of Mr. Lloyd George's visit on Monday evening to make the presentation that night. What with the pressure of Parliamentary duties on the eve of sending the Budget to the House of Lords, it is hardly possible that the Chancellor will remain at Treorchy up to Wednesday evening as advertised. The programme of meetings as amended is as follows —- MONDAY AFTERNOON. 4.30 p.m.—Welcome tea at Noddfa Hall. 5.15 p.m.—Welcome meeting at Noddfa. Selections on the organ will be given by Prof. J. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., and by the choir, under the conductorship of Prof. Jones. A reception will also be given the delegates to the Union meetings by the local Free Church Council. 5.30 p.m.—Historical Society Commit- tee. Room 1. 6 p.m.—General Committee of the Union of Young Welsh Baptists. Room 5. 6 p.m.-Couiicil Committees The Library, Room 1; Sunday School Union, Room 2: Temperance, Room 3; Home Mission, Room 4. 7 p.m.—Building Committee. Room 6. 8 D.m.-Foreigii Missions. Room 5. 9 p.m.—Century Loans Committee. Room 6. 6 p.m.—The presidential address. Right Hon. D. Lloyd George. TUESDAY-MORNING. 7 a.m.—Prayer Meeting. 8 a.m.—General meeting of the Coun- cil. Noddfa Hall. 9 a.m.—Annual meeting of the Thrift Society. REV. W, MORRIS. D.D. A biographical sketch of Dr. Morris appears on page 6. 11 a.m.—The Conference. Elections: (l) President; (2) Vice-President, Rev. W. R. James, India; (3) Treasurer; (4) Secretary (5) Auditor; (6) meeting place of next year's Conference. AFTERNOON. 2 p.m.—Second sitting of Conference. Public matters. Speakers, Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., Mr. W. Brace, M.P., Mr. John Williams, M.P., Alderman N. Phillips, J.P., and others. 2 p.m.—Zenana Mission. 3 p.m.—-Zenana Mission Conference in Noddfa Hall, Mrs. Dr. Edwards, Cardiff, presiding. Speakers, Mrss Ewing, Cal- cutta Miss Eleanor Williams, London, etc. 3.30 p.m.—Library Committee. Room 1. 5.30 p.m. Seren Gomer Committee. Room 2. 7 p.m.—Public meeting. Chairman, Right lion. D. Lloyd George, M.P. Sneakers, Rev. Hector V. Thomas, Man- chester (" Nonconformity in the 20th Century ") Rev. Peter Jones, Colwyn Bay (" The Resources of the Church to meet the Demands of the Age"); and the Rev. D. W. Morris, Swansea. Cele- bration of Dr. W. Morris' forty years' ministry at Treorchy. 7 p.m.—Finance Committee. WEDNESDAY—MORNIN G. 7 a.m.—Service at Noddfa. Preacher, Rev. J. J. itichards, Amlwch. 9 a.m.—Historical Society annual meet- ing. 9 a.m.—Committees Temperance (Room 3), Home Mission (Room 4), Foreign Mission (Room 5). 10.30 a.m.—Public meeting. Chairman, Dr. John James, M.A.. B.Sc., Cardiff. Speakers, Rev. W. Jones. Ystalyfera (" The Church and the Young People ") Rev. Hugh Jones, Llanelly (" The Church and Temperance "); Rev. E. Cefni Jones. Blaenau Festiniog Mission of the Sundav School "). AFTERNOON. 2 p.m.—Annual Conference of Union of Young Welsh Baptists. Speakers, Rev. W. Saunders, Pontycymmer (" History and Present Position of the Union"); Rev. W. R. Watkins, M.A., Maesteg (" The Aims of the Union "); Rev. J. Edwards, B.A., Ynysybwl (" The Union's Means of Success "). 5.30 p.m.—Children's meeting. Chair- man, Mr. T. Powell, Neath. An address on Sunday School work will be given by Mr. F. F. Belsey, J.P., London (chair- man of the Council of the Sunday School Union). 4 p.m.—Insurance Society. Room 1. 5.30 p.m.—Annual meeting Seren Gomer shareholders. 6.30 n.m.-Missionary meeting. Chair- man, Mr. Jenkin Jones, Maesteg. Speakers, Rev. Geo. Hughes. Chittagong, India; Miss Ewing, Calcutta; Rev. J. R. M. Stephens (formerly of Wathen, Congo). Secretary of Bible Translation Society and the Rev. D. E. Hughes, Blaenavon. THURSDAY. 9 a.m.—General meeting of the Council. Preaching services will occupy rest of the day,
Rhondda Baptists. Rhondda Nonconformity constitutes one of the most splendid chapters in the history of religion in Wales, and the Baptiat denomination have played, a very important part in that romantic story, xhe Baptists were the first in the field in the parish of tfstradyfodwg, the, first church being established at Nebo. Ystrad- Rhondda^ The first Baptist evangelist in the Valley was the renowued liymn- ologist, Dafydd Williams of Croesyparc, the author of that immortal hymn, YI: y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau," and lie con- tinued his pioneer work until 1794. ten years after his advent to the Valley. It appears that Williams' work was not taken very kindly to at first, but gradually he won over the inhabitants to his side, and later we have him introducing other ministers to the field. The first baptism in the Rhondda was celebrated in the Rnondda River, near the spot where Nebo Chapel now stands, in May, 1785, where six persons were administered the' rite of immersion. Three weeks later, three more persons were baptised, and some time after four more, and these 13 persons and two old dames who were already mem- bers at Penyfai were eventually corporated into a church, now known as Nebo. Ystrad-Rhondda. This church was ad: mitted into the Gymanfa at New- bndge-on-Wye in the* following year. The first Baptist chapel was erected in 1786. at a cost of jE;60, the number of communi- cants at Nebo having increased in the meantime to 45. Sometime between 1808- 1813, when the Rev. David Griffiths arted as pastor of Nebo, we find that this gentleman had a hand in instituting a cause at Pontypridd. It is interesting to note that at this time there were onlv rour Baptists at Pontypridd, who were members of churches so far apart as Bethany, Cardiff; Seion. Merthyr; Caer- philly, and Y stradyfodwg. Prayer meet- ings were held in the houses of this quar- tet, and the congregation was swelled every Sunday afternoon bv the atendance of a dozen or more members from Nebo, Ystrad. Some time later, the long room of the White House was taken for a meeting place, and services were con- ducted bv the Rev. David Griffiths, pastor of Nebo. The church (now known as the Tabernacle) was incorporated in 1811. The first branch out of Nebo was Soar. Penygraig. Preaching services were first held in a house in White Rock Row, given by Mr. W. David, who also erected a pulpit and put UI) benches for the wor- shipers at his own cost. The first bap- tism took place in 1825, on a Saturday afternoon in a large well near the White. Rock, the candidate for immersion being a young lady of 24 summers. Soar Chanel was opened on the 2nd Februarv. 183'2. The building had no pretensions to capa- city, being only 32 bv 24 feet. The church, which was incorporated in Jtiiie of the same year, was made up of 15 members from Nebo and one from Paran. The second branch of Nebo was estab- lished at Treherbert. Preaching services were held in the upper part of the Valley early in the history of the Baptists. Ser- vices were held at Tylacoch, Y nysyfeio. Cwmsaerbrell, and other farmhouses and it is passing strange that the house favoured mostly by these early communi- cants was Cwmsaerbren, the owner of which was not a professed Christian. This same gentleman it was who some time later offered three acres of land to build a. chapel and provision for a burial place, at 5s. a year rental. The early founders of Libanus were, however, not over- sanguine as to the future of the locality, and only took 18 perches. Libanus wa.s first known as Penyrenglyn, and it is under this name it appears in the records of the denomination until 1839. The first chapel at Treherbert was opened in 1839, and it was nine years later before the church was incorporated with a mem- bership of 26. In the meantime, Nebo continued to spread her branches, and among those established were Hebron (1868), Noddfa, Treorchy (1868), Zion, Pentre (1868), Tabernacle, Ystrad (1874), and Siloam, Gelli (1887). Zion and Taber- nacle were English causes, and Siloam bilingual. The same spirit of progression animated the daughter churches. From Soar, Peny- graig, there went out Jerusalem, Llwyny- pia (1872), Tonypandy English (1870), Penrhiwfer (1884), and Moriah, Tony- pandy (1897). From Libanus, Blaenycwm (1868) and Bethany English (1870). Whilst Nebo was thus flourishing in the upper part of the Valley, Tabernacle, Ponty- pridd. was doing equally good work in establishing branches in the lower part. Salem, Porth, was established in 1855, and Rhondda 1861. Salem gave "birth" to Pontygwaith (1877). Tabernacle Eng- lish, Porth (1874), Ainon, Ynyshir (1880). Pis^ah, Cymmer (1895), and Seion, Porth (1897). A new church was established at Blaenilechau from Cwmaman in 1867, and from Nazareth, Blaenilechau, there branched out Salem Newydd (1877) and Seion. Mardy, in 1878. There are numer- ous offshoots from Jerusalem. Llwynypia, including Bethlehem. Trealaw (1877), Cal- faria, Clydach Vale (1880), Noddfa, Blaenclydach (1891), Beulah, Tvntyla (1904), and Caersalem. Tonypandy (1906). From Noddfa, Treorchy, there went forth Bethel, Cwmparc (1873), Moriah, Pentre (1875), Ainon, Treorchy (1896), Beulah, Treorchy (1909). Horeb. Treorchy. which is a branch of Bethany, Treherbert, was formed in 1871. Salem, Cwmparc, a new edifice built for the Welsh worshippers, was opened in 1904 and Bethel (the old chapel) was handed over for the use of the English brethren in the same year. The Enfflish Churches in the Rhondda in 1%8 numbered 19, with an aggregate membership of 2,886, scholars 4,290. The Welsh Churches in the same yeat numbered 33 membership 8.737, scholars 8,513.
TREHERBERT ATHLETICS 0, CIL- FYNYDD EX-SCHOOLBOYS 0. This Old Boys' League match was played on the Treherbert Northern Union Grounds, before a fair crowd of spec- tators. The rain which had fallen throughout the afternoon had made the ground very soft and yielding. Culver- house started for Treherbert against wind and rain. The play which followed was about equally shared by both sides, and mostly confined to the forwards. The backs, however, had their work cut out to stop the forward rushes, which were, at times, unusually vigorous. Several attempts at goal were made, the best of which was made by Salisbury soon after the start, who nearly landed a goal for Treherbert from a difficult angle. It was the general opinion after half-time that Treherbert, with the wind in their favour, would now score the winning points. But the visitors played fine defen- sive football, and also frequently attacked the home goal. Try as they would, Tre- herbert could not score. J. Culverhouse made a powerful run and crossed, but he experienced the hardest of luck in being called back for a very slight fumble. The homesters were still attacking when the whistle sounded. Cilfynydd was the better team, but Treherbert had the best of the game. FERNDALE ROVERS 3pts., LLWYNY- PIA RESERVES 3. The above match was played on the Darran Lake Grounds, Ferndale, on Saturday, in very unfavourable weather. The game proved very interesting, first one side, then the other having the ad- vantage. Llwynypia had splendid backs, and Dan Evans' try was a typical Welsh one. The Rovers, although the lighter pack, played well and quite held their own, even after one of their number (Cox) had been carried off the field after re- ceiving a kick on the shin. E. Benjamin's try was the result of a fine dribble and was fully deserved. The Rovers pressed hard towards the end of the game, but failed to score. PENYGRAIG LADfS 5pts., CAMBRIAN RESERVES 0. These teams met in a League encounter at Penygraig on Saturday last. From the commencement Cambrian had the best of matters territorially, and on more than one occasion came within an ace of scoring, but the Lads' defence was suite sound. From a scrum near halfway, Norris got away and gave nicely to T. J. Evans, the latter being brought down close on the Penygraig line. W. J. Griffiths, who had been playing a great game, gathered the ball near the visitors' 25, and scored a beautiful try near the posts, the same player majorising. From the kick out Cambrian now played with great determination, but they had left it too late. TREOROHY OLD BOYS 3pts., TONYR- EFAIL 0. Treorchy Old Boys R.F.C. played their first League match of the season against Tonyrefail on Saturday, before a good crowd, on the New Athletic Grounds. During the opening stages Jack Wilkins, the visiting full-back, injured his knee and was for a time disabled. Treorchy early gave evidence of their superiority, and Will Morris, their wing, nipped in with a brilliant try from a still more brilliant bout of passing. The second moiety was not of much interest, the ground became cumbersome and the players fatigued.