SWANSEA II. V. CARDIFF II. HALF-TIME SCORE: SWANSEA II— 1 octiverted goal, 1 try. CARDIFF II. -1 converted gvval. FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA II.—1 converted goal, 2 tries. CARDIFF II.—1 converted goal.
I "A CLEAN SHEET." PONTARDAWE DISTRICT'S FINE RECORD. I NO LICENSING CONVICTIONS FOR A YEAR. Pont&rdawe Lic-IDsing ?eeaioM were held on FridaY. ?T?h? a.nnufd report, Supt. Letherem at?t?d th't there wei?e seventy-eight ?i??d r?Eniaef in th? district. There w?aatrre-te? an average of 502 persons to S hDa?90 the p?pul?u of the division inJun? 1914 '??S ?9?55- During the year ??UnK9 ? ??? fken asainst 152 mvrpons ?r drunKenneJfts, 149 were con- pered, a? fhreo diemief»d. Th? was a docre"t,, of 39 oasee over the previous year. was only ()ne club registered in the divisioll, known a. the 3iond Nickel Works R?nea,tion Olub, ClydMh. with a member- ship of 470. The club w" wdl oanducted. Mr H G. Striok \pres:dmg m&?i&tra.?) ?ea,ld that during his 32 yeal'S' expene11QE; M a m?sti-? this was the first time that an i absolutely clean sheet had been prestarted. | latere had been NO CONVICTION OF A j.J1V.lW.'i.t;Ð HOLDER during the past twelve montna' MM he I dLi IIforod this to be a mc&t ?Mf&otwy? state of affairs. It showed that the, licensed holders were trying their beet to, oarrv out their duties in aooordanoe vrith ( the Another point which was very j t)leasing was the faoot that there ha-i been a dc ^eaee of 20 per oent. in the number of ,con,, for drunkenness. A* there had been a great increase in the population the decrease was more satisfactory. He oould only attribute this to the advanoe in education. Men lived more to respect themselves, and this helped to bring about tbemoelv 'e 19, briety. »
I "KILLED AT SEN- GHENYDD." BOY'S TOUCHING" TALE AT GOWERTON. "ARTFUL DODGER AND KINDLY WORKMEN. At Swansea County Police Court on Saturday, a youth named Edward George Barton was charged with stealing on the 14th inet. a watch value 2.s. lid., the pro- perty of Jainem Sohofield, employed at the Elba Steel Works, Gowerton. Complainant found him sleeping there; and defendant told him that be had a father and brother killed in the Sengheoydd ex- plosion, and that he himself was in hospital, having been injured in the Senghenyda Pit just before the explosion. Prosecutor gave him a shilling and then commenced work, hanginp; his waistcoat on a nail ir. a cabin where the boy was bitting. The watch was in the waistcoat pocket. Returning to the cabin later, prosecutor found the waistcoat still there, but the vatoh and the boy were gone. Divid Lewis, a furnaceman at the Bryn- gwyn Steel Works, Gorseinon, said defen- dant came to him and offered to sell him the watch for 2s. He told the same tale about a father and brother being killed at Seng- hoiivdd. Witness took pity on him and gave him 2s. 6d. for the watch. P.C. Phelps arrested defendant at the Mountain Colliery, Gorseinon. No such person wa<s killed at Seng- henydd," said Inspector Davies, who added that EVERY STATEMENT MADE BY THE BOY that had been investigated had proved de- ceptive. He had been up at Ponta.rda.we, aleo for stesH'ig a watch; the present charge was subsequently to that. Defendamt gave his age at 17. but looked: little more than 14 or 15. He now said he didn't know where Ms parents were. The ciise was adjourned for a week for still further enquiries to be made. The boy wanted the Bench to '(put th j final on it, so that I can know if T am to get the birch or go to prison." Remanded a wesk in a Aorm to&fe
CARMARTHEN HARLEQUINS V. LAM- PETER COLLEGE. FINAL SCORE: CARMARTHEN HARLEQUINS—1 try LAMPETER COLLEGE—Nil.
I The Rev. WiUI&m Jerkins, curate of St. ¡ Thomas' Church, Neath, was on Friday I veyed to a private hospital at Swansea to pndsrgo ao, opexatx.1 for appendicitis.
BURNT TO CINDER. I I BRITON FERRY BL A.ZE | I HORRIBLE DISCOVERY IN DEBRIS. A disastrous fire broke out on Satur- day mcrning at Sticklewen Farm, near Baglan, in the occupation of John David, the outbreak occurring in some farm buildings The Aberavon Fire Brigade were summoned to the scene, but they I failed, after determined efforts, to save I some of the buildings. One of the build- l ings, the cowshed, was completely gutted, and in searching the debris after the flames had been extinguished, the charred remains of a man were found, believed to be those of John Kennedy, an oetler of the Glenavon Colliery, near Cwmavon. It appears that Kennedy called at the farmhouse on Friday uight and was sent away, and it is assumed that he returned and slept in the cowshed with the fatal results stated. The origin of the fire must bh left to nnniectiire. I CLOTHES BURNT OFF BODY. I ine unfortunate man's clothes were chaired oil the body, and he was almost unrecognisable, hav-ing been practically burnt to a cinder. He is believed to have been a nativo of Cymmer. The police state that it was deceased's habit to proceed from the Cymmer dis- trict to the neighbourhood where the fire occurred, and he was addicted to sleap- ing-our. i
i "PREVENTION AND GUIDANCE. "| I WORK OF N.S.P.C.C. AT SWANSEA. I RECORD OF STEADY AND CONTINUOUS GOOD. The annual meeting of the Swansea branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was held at the Guildhall on Friday afternoon, the Mayoress (Mrs. T. T. Corker presiding in the a bat nee of the Mayer. Amongst those present were; Mr. Joseph Hall, Coun. Milbourne Williams (hon. sec.), Mrs. M. B. Williams, Major aad Mrs. Bertie Perkins, Mrs. David Harris, -I t rs. F?ert i PeTkiiis, Mrs. David Ha.Ili. R?v. H. J. Sandheim, Mr?. C. T. Ruthen, Mrs. Ade1Úd0 Perkins, and Mr. A. I-1. E: Walters. Letters of apology for non-attendance were received from Mr. W. J. Rees, Col. Morgan, Miss Vivia.n. Mrb. Picton Turbervill, and Miss Lindsay. The 16th annual report, presented by Coun. Melbourne Williams, was a very interesting document. It stated that during the year 271 oases affecting the welfare of 822 children had been dealt with, a de- crease of eighteen -cases compared with 1912. In only five casts were a prosecution under- taken. In the remaining 266 cases a warn- ing by the inspector was followed by super- vision visits. In the large majority ot j cases a VERY GREAT IMPROVEMENT u I -? A was brought &bout. fomoe lauo, 6,14H oases bad been investigated by the branch, affect- ing 8,137 children. All but five cases out cf 176 were prosecuted successfully. During the same period the inspector paid 9,245 supervision visits. The committee were g-ad 1 to report tlia-t the financial year's work showed a credit bahtnoe of £ 117 3s. 8d., and they wished to express their thanks to Mrs. Bertie Perkins and the Ladies' Committee, and also to the district s,-cretariez and com- mittees. who had nnclert*k^n the very difH- cult and thankless task of collecting the subscriptions. During the ye-ar the branch bad SUSTAINED A SEVERE LOSS I by the departure from Swansea of Mrs. Picton Turbervill, one cf the vice-presidents, Mrs. Turbervill was not ooily th largest I subscriber to the bnncll, but was always j a regular attendant at the Executive Com- ¡ mittee and other meetings.The committee thanked the Education Committee and the Board of Guardians for their generous sub- scriptions. During the year the Execu- I da, t year th-e Execi- tive Committee had appointed Mr. A. H. R Walters as tht-ir legal representative. Rev. H. J. Sandheim. in proposing the- adoption of the re pert and statement of ac- counts, said that they showed a record of steady work. He often found that in work of that description it was a very difficult thing to arouse interest in work which was carried on under humdrum circumstances. People only seemed to be interested in and moved by atrocities. The lar figures that were maintained in the reports did not always mean that there was an enormous amount of cruelty an d sufferirg, and people were apt to believe that the work of the society and the need of the society v as thus over-ecsa^garated. It was the n- WORJC OF PREVENTION AND GUIDANCE that was so important and occupied so little public attention. Mr. Daviu Harric seconded and said that they were fortunate in having such excellent secretaries and inspectors. The report was unanimously adapted. Major Bertie Perkins moved the re-elec- tion of the General Committee, substituting the names of the Mayoress, Dr. Arbcur Ste- phens, and Mr. John Powlesland for Mis. N r Ro,,iss, ar?d Miss Picton Turberville. Mrs. Rouss, and Miss Manley Dixon. Miss Stephens seconded, and this was carried. Mr. H. R. Summers, of tte head ce, London, gave an interesting review of the society's work. Mr. Joseph Hall, in moving a vote of thanks to the Mayoress for presiding and to the Mayor for granting the use of the room and providing tea, said that Mrs. Bertie Perkins. the Lalies' Committee. and Mr. Milbourne Williams were deserving of spe- cial thanks for their splendid work. The Mayoress had beem very kind to them in taking her husband's place, and she had very ably filled the office of chairman. Mra. M. B. Williams seconded. and the resolution was carried unanimously. The Mayoress returned thanks and com- mented upon the excellent attendance, de- spite the wretched weather. She invited all pxesent to take tea with her before they left.
GILBERTSON'S MEN. I ANOTHER BREACH OF 1 CONTRACT CLAIM. i At Pontardawe on Friday, Meters. Gil- bertson Raid Co. proceeded against John Joseph and Edwin Thomas, dischargers en-I gaged at the works, for breaoll of oontract., Mr. 0. B.. Jenkina, who prosecuted, said that the defendants left work on January 19th, and had not returned until this wee: The total claim was for E12 2s., and he could only put it down that the defendants jl had come out in sympathy with other men, who were out on strike in another depart- ment of the works. The claim really was for demurrage, due to the railway oom- pany. ??Msrs. David Davies (foreman), Moa.n Jones (demurrage clerk), and Phillip Davies gave evidence. Defend?nte had nothing to a& and the Bench found for the compasay for the fuu amount claimed. ..? ￼ .—— ——— j
TO TRY AND SETTLE. I PONTARDAWE STRIKE: SWAN- SEA CONFERENCE. At the Hotel Metro pole, Swansea, on Saturday a oonie.noe w?& h?Jd in oonneo- E?atu with the btiike in the galvanising de- partment of Messrs. Oilberteon's works in j Pontardawe. MH. Frank Gilbertson and Mr. 0. G. oil- bertson, who were accompanied by Mr. W.' Clement, secretary of the Employers' Asso- ciation, met the representatives of the men, whoae deputation included Messrs. W. Pugh and W. Hughes, of the Dookers" UMOtB.
THE BANTAM TITLE. STANLEY AND LEDOUX MAY MEET. M. Descamps, the enterprising manager of Georges Caipentier and C; arles Lpdoux, respectively heavy-weight and bantam- weight champions of Europe, has had a busy time in London after arriving from Cardiff, where Ledoux successfully defended his title against Bill Beynon on Siturd^v night. One of the causes of D°scamps'» hasty visit was his promise that Ledoux would meet Digger Stanley a' the N.S C. some time in April for th" third time. It is presumed that this match will depend upon Stanley's success against Curley Walker for the English championship, which is expected to take place next month. Should Rtanby beet Walker, &s his mip-, porters confidently anticipate, a return match between rumself and Ledoux will be quickly arranged, fcr all parties concerned are in agreement as to the details, Stanley has practicallv recovered -from the injury tc his ankle, sustained in his exhibition with G. R. Baker, the amateur champion, on the night of Mr. Bettinson's benefit, and will go into training for his meeting with Walker wit-Inn a few days. The English chamion, it will be recalled, defeated the Ii'tIe Frenchman on points at the N.S.C. during the season of 1911 12, but in the following June, at Dieppe, Ledoux knocked Stanley out in the seventh round.. gaining by that victory the championship, which he has thus far successfully defended. A third meeting between them is certain to arouse the greatest interest..
MASHING THE KAISER'S DAUGHTER. GERMAN TOMMY" PUTS HIS FOOT IN IT. An amusing story is going the rounds in Brunswick. It is told that a soldier on sen- try duty outside a subordinate wing of the pa-laoe, weary of the monotony of his task, and hoping for the relief of a few minutes' agreeable conversation, tried to attract the attention of a comely young woman who chanced to pass down the desert-ed street. By a. shrill whistle and nodding of the head, a.nd finally by beckoning with his rifle, h4 song-tit to arrest her steps, and so obtain the opportunity of entering into conversa- tion with her. But she was oblivious to all his signals, and continuing on her way dia- appeared into oue of the entrances of the paL aos. Twenty minutes later the sentry was com- manded to the presence of the Duke of Bruni wick, who sternly charged him with his in discretion. The soldier frankly admitted tbJt full measure of his guilt whereupon he was absolved, but was dumbfounded with tht words, "Tliis time I will eve; Vx>k it, for it was only my wife, but if it had been any ot-bet lady in Brunswick——" The sentry h&d tried to scrape accluainf4 &nos with the German Emperor's daughter!
SEVEN CHILDREN FATHER. LESS. Swansea-Conn ectsd Man Missing. We have ascertained that the Tom Owons. one of the missing men, who waf described as belonging to Swansea, wa* really residing at Milford Haven, but had signed on at Swansea. He was about 50 years of age, and had a wife and seven children. His son-in-law is Mr. Geo. Devonald, 2. labourer, employed at ph. White Rock Works, and rasiclxng at i!7, Llan^foltMb-strMftfe
ALL WHITES LOSE. BUT EVERYTHING AGAINST THEM. Taffsiders' Lucky Win VISITORS CONTINU- OUSLY ATTACKING. SOME PREVIOUS 1JESITLTS. I October 20, 1906.—Swansea, 2 coaweroea I goals, 1 penalty goal, 1 trv Cardiff; nil. March 23, 1907.-Cardiff, 1 try; Swansea, nil. October 19, 1907.-Caidiff, 1 dropped goal; Swansea, nil. November 23. 1907.—Cardiff, 1 dropped goal, 1 try; Swansea. 1 converted goal. February 22, 1908.—•Swansea, 1 goal, 1 try; Cardiff, 1 try. March 1. 1908.—Swansea, 2 converted goa3s; Cardiff, 1 dropped goal. MarcCh ar1d, iff, I d_lop FZdiff, I -?l-Udgal; October 17, 1908.—Cardiff, 1 converted goal; Swan&ea, 1 try. November 21. 1908.-—Swansea, 1 dropped goal, 4 tries; Cardiff, 1 dropped goal. October 16, 1909.—Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. March 19, 1910.-S-ansoa, 1 converted goal, 2 tries; Cardiff, nil. October 16, 1910.—Cardiff, 1 goal, 1 try; Swansea, 1 try. October 14, 1911.—Cardiff, 2 converted goals, 1 try; Swansea, 2 penalty goals. November 18, 1911.-Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. February 17, 1912. Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. March 30, 1912.—Swansea, 1 dropped goal, 2 tries; Cardiff, 1 penalty goal. ) October 12. 1912.-Swansea, 1 penalty goal; Cardiff, nil. j November 9, 1912.—Swansea, 1 penalty goal, 1 try Cardiff, nil. February 15, 1913.—Swansea, 1 try; Cardiff, nil. March 29, 1915.—CardiS, 1 dropped goal; Swansea, 1 try. October 25, 1913.-SwaDsea, nil: Cardiff, nil. November 22, 1913.-Swansea, 1 converted goal, 1 penalty goal; Cardiff, nil. THE THIRD MEETING. IV, hen the Cardiff team last visited Swan- Bea the home side was all at sixes and sevens, and the committee were in the midst of experiments they were compelled to make in the effort to improve the team. The side to-day was constituted much differ- ently from that which opposed the Taff- siders on the last occasion. George Hay- ward, who kicked a penalty goal in the last Cardiff match, and "Tit" Davies, who played at half, have both joined the North- ern Union, and it is worthy of note that ody three of the seven Swansea backs who operated to-day were included in the side which defeated the Cardiffians by eigilt points to nil last November. Apparently the Swansea committee have got over the experimental stage, and the All Whites, judging by their recent displays, have settled down to capital football. Their last two games have been very exhilarating and encouraging to their friends. Swansea gen- erally have to field a weak side against Car- diff, but were more fortunate to-day. Al- though without D. J. Thomas, the skipper, and Owen Jenkins, they were able to place in, the field a strong side, and confidently hoped to ADD ANOTHER VICTORY I at the expense of the Cardiff men. The com- position of the home fifteen was uncertain up till the last moment. Early in the week the Cardiff committer chose twenty men, from whom they made the final .dection( just before the match. It. was nnfortunate ioktri> wc have experienced such a lot of wet, weather lately, for the All Whites wexe con- siderably handicapped thereby, as it was expected their fast and clever backs would have the pull over the Cardiff rear men. The All Whites made no secret of their de- sire to make play as open and interesting as possible, hut the climatic conditions were all against such a plan of campaign. The teams were as f ol", ow s SW AN SEA.—Full-back, D. Williams; three-quarters, Bryn Lewis, Alf Thomas, How el Lewi^, and Tom Williams halves, J. Rapsey anclH. Beynon; forwards, Edganr Morgan, T. Parker, T. Morgan, Phil Evans, B. H^llingdale. A. Huxtable. H. Moulton, and George Evans. CARDIFF.—Full-back, R. F. Williams; three-quarters. Birch, Tudor Williams, Glyn 'Williams, and W. P. Thomas; halves, H. McLean and Clem Lewis; forwards, W. J. oenkins, A. Baker, A. Lewis, D. Call an, J. G. Michael. M. Griffiths, W. H. Thomas, and W. S. Goff. Referee. Mr. Ben Lewis. Pontypridd. At the last moment Bancroft cried off and has plél(, was taken by Dai Williams at back, whilst Tom \viUiams played in the centre and George Evans came into the pack. Birch played in the Cardiff third line in place of Tom Evans. Bain was falling in torrents when the teams fielded before abcut d.000 spectators, and the ground was in a wretched condition. Jenkins kicked off, and the. players at etnee found it very difficult to 1 keep their feet., as it was evident that the turf was almost unplayable and that open piay would he out of the question. Swansea igot the ball after the Cardiff backs had mulled from the first scrum, but it was too difficult to handle. A rush by the Whites took play over the halfway En. thanks to Alf Thomas. McLean was penalised for offside play, end Birch found touch with his reply "'ell into the Swansea, territory, where Baker ChatlóHj down a kick by Beynon, and Howel Lewis only just turned the ball into touch a few yards from the Swansea, line. A SOFT SCORE CAME TO CAJtmrr .Ll ? ?.. -I- -,1 1 T-nioligh rhrcn following up smaruiy I charging down a kick by Dai Williams, l after five minutes' play. Birch took the kick for goal, but it struck the posts and Rebounded into the field of play. This "re roused the All Whites, and Beynon I 0101-it out to Alf. Thomas, who ran grandly ?d put Howel Lewis in possession. The 61.?anse,t wing ra.n nicely and cross-kick- '?? and Michael only pulled up the suc- ^-eding rush by the Swan sea. forwards a ew yards from the Cardiff line, where was penalised for not playing the ball. Jp* Moulton took the kick, but he had 1:0 place the ball in a pool of mud, and could not raise it. Swansea kPt up the pressure, and W. P. Thomas Jnjsfielded near his own line, and nearly let in Rapsey. A moment later Beynon Nvas fed and tried to wriggle over the hne, but lost the ball when he was cross- es- Then the visiting forwards dribbled I ver the line, and Tom Williams w" de- ??a'tely fouled when he was in the act a falling on the ball, but the referee did ot notice this incident. Then Tom Wil- lia,ins ae?t out to Bryn Lewis, who was ?y Just held ud near the line. SWANSEA KEPT UP THE PRESSURE ??d Alf. Thomas kicked 8croS8, bu? I tim"6^ Lewis couldn't get to the ball in l (úwe, .a.nd it rolled int-o touch to the Car- liyl, Bryn Lewis mad? another rtr burst, but the defence proved too j &, Th players weM pIastred with mud, b. ?? ??? still !?!hng h<?vily, the play hoin? ?t and k?pn. but confined chieny f ardtt. Nearly all the play was fci)eht out close to th? C&rdin Hnc. B. ij ln^daie had ? -Ptire with an injury 1"9. did good work on the Xf? i? ? Cardiff, and once saved nicely &ft ? "?V" Ije?ds had cross-kicked. ?. t and t- ,ILLIAMS FIELDED CLEVERLY ll'st ￼ down to Bobbie Wuhams. who lost ??- ?'? got loose, and Ca.rdiK ?.?el? to save a score. The Whites ?Ml a ? ? ??? ? score. The Whites ti'majj???? ? ??? kick?. and wer con- »*t their l^^ing, ?"? ?? ?'?s of mud up- liams irnternPts combination. Dai Wil- tb,?ir a4em pts,at combin--f,ioi?.. Dai W-?l- &-r! ? i"Pt'llvd -.be I)rogi,e,-qeed. "i?ll Ile ?P?''?'-? ?M' -,),,illijig up fc)rw,ai,dI'UL,H ￼ findmg t?uch c1>twerly.1 tfie' fla e 1 I -1?r"l \° k^e the 6eM to have an L V 8 kg ?teoded ? H?iM?a?? and Alf. Thomas headed a fine Swansea rush, and then the All Whites dribbled right to the line, where Beynou made a good but unsuccessful effort to score. Play was of a very scrambling character, and the antics of the players floundering about in the mud caused much amusement. Itapsey got the ball from a scrum, and shot for goal, the ball faliiug under the bar. Cardiff relieved the pressure by forward piay. Tudor Wil- liams was very prominent, and changed the venue with a good kick, but useful work by Dai Williams and Moulton soor set play back to the home 25. A free kick to Car- diff did not relieve the pressure, for Dai Williams found touch splendidly, and twice pulled up the Cardiff men v-hen they looked dangerous. After effective footwork Clem- Lewis improved the home position, and the interval then came. I HALF-TIME SCORE I CARDIFF.—1 try. I SWANSEA.—Nil. Play was restarted with practically no interval, and the Whites put in a rush which carried piay to the Cardiff twenty- five. The Blue and Blacks defended gamely, but man after man failed to pull up the Swansea rush, and Beynon charged down a kick by Bobbie Williams, but Birch relived, and dribbled away cleverly. The home forwards took up the running, and Birch was again very active. He rushed play almost to the Swansea line, where Dai Williams saved cleverly, though surrounded by a bunch of Cardiff men. The rain had now stop- ped, and the Cardiff forwards played a. tremendous game, and were more at home in the mud than the Swansea men. They made some hot attacks upon the Swansea line, and it needed all Swan- sea's best defence to clear. Thanks to fine work by D.J Williams, who played a great game, and Alf. Thomas, Swansea gradually got the upper hand, but HAD A LOT OF BAD LUCK. Home of the players had to get a loan of the referee's handkerchief to wipe the mud out of their eyes. Once the All Whites made a commendable effort at passing, and Alf Thomas did good work before punting. In the raoe for poa- session Bcbby Williams just managed to fly- kick to touch over his own line. Dai Wil- liams executed some clever kicking and pat the Whites in a good position. Hollingdalo was just puiied up when near the Cardiff line, and then Howel Lewis was pushed into touch in jumping for the ball in a melee. Swansea were still three points behind, and there was only a quarter of an hour left to play. The Whites did nearly all the press- ing and kept Cardiff defending nearly all tho time. Phil EVans and Beynon both hurt their legs, and the former had to go off the field. Swansea had a nice chance when Bey- non sent, out to Alf Thomas, who passed to j Bryn Lewis, Mid the visiting wing ran nicely, but was held up in the nick of time, and Cardiff saved the position. Rain was falling heavily again, and the game both for the players and spectators I was as unpleasant as it oonild be. Dai Wil- liams saved the Swansea line time after time by clever defence. Phil Evans returned again, and Swansea pressed severely. It was almost impossible to distinguish most of the Cardiff or Swansea men, for their 1 icrseys were PLASTERED WITH MUD. Cardiff made a great rush after Bryn Lewis had failed with a shot at goal, and clever j dribbling by the Cardiff forwards took play tor- whole of the length of the field, and Tom WilJiams fell on the ball over the line when the rest of the defenders were beaten and saved a certain try. The Whites did not look like winning, and Cardiff took care to keep up their lead. Many of the players in the kick and rush game received injuries. Time was at last called, -he score being t FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF—1 try. SWANSEA—Nil.
w LLANELLY V. ABER- TILLERY. HALF-TIME SCORE: LLANELLY—2 tries. ABERTILLERY—1 trv. FINAL SCORE: -TI,ANFLLY-7 tries, ABERTILl. ER Y-Njl. Scorers: W-atts (2), Stewart (2), a.nd Thomas.
NORTHERN UNION INTERNATIONAL, ENGLAND v. WALES AT ST. HELEN'S. The England and Wales Northern Union International Rugby is tch was played at St. Helen's on Saturday. Willie Davies and Frank Williams, the ex-Swansea three- quarters, were included in the Welsh side. Teams ENGLA ND.-Wooo (Oldham); Moor- holUJ>f' (Huddersfield), Wagstaff (Hudders- I fiejd), Hall (Oldham), Reid (Widnes) Milner (Dewsbury), Joiies (Rochdale): Clahipitt, (J. L.) (Broughton RangeTs), Longstaff (HuddersSeld), Ramsdal? (Wigan), IWman (Rochdale Hornets). John?n (Widnes), and Clark (Huddersfield). WALES.—Thomas (G.) (Wrigan); Williams (Halifax), Jenkins (Wigian), Davies (Leeds), Francis (Hull) Rogere (Huddersfield), Thomas (J.) (Wigan); Richards (Wigan), Thomas (E. J.) (Salford), Beamee (Halifax), Gmnow (Hudder field), Coldrick (Wigan), and Chilcott (Huddersfield). Referee: 1th. J. F. May (St. Helena). FINAL SCORE: ENGLAND goals 4 tries (16pts.) WALES—4 tries (12pts).
I In open ('.()mpetition lilt a mu8Íoal feetivaJ. in G?ent. Belgium, on Friday, Mr. Ernest' I' 8aumders, L.O.V., Bryn., Llanelly, won the ailv?' cnp and ??0 10s. for violin P1&Y- ing. Mv. Saunders d, eserved to be con gratai- lated upon his remarkable success, which I is vAl the more or editable considering tbe I disRidvantage a.t which be was placed, hav- ( ing to make a journey oooupying nearly two days. There were 136 oom
ENGLAND V. IRELAND. 060 KING PRESENT. GREAT GAME AT TWICKENHAM. Saxons' Five Point Win. The King's intima-fion of his intention to be present at Twickenham on Satuxday af- ternoon added a unique element of interest to the struggle for International]. Rugby honours betw^aeii England a.nd Ireland, for both countries this was the seoond i'nftema- tional engagement of the season, the saane enclosure having been the scene of iiug- land's narrow victory over Wales a month ago, whdle the representatives of the sister iaie have met and conquered Frautoe. The Eagtisihoien took the field strong favourites to-day, but muicth depended upon tJh<e effect of the changes made with a view to strengthening the pack, wtiniah was previ- ously overplayed in the scrum. TThe inolu- adoai of tihe stuirdy United Services fomvards, H. C. and A. L. Harrison, in lieu of Bull and Greenwood, made for increased solidar- ilty at forward, whore lay the ohief danger of defeat, for Ireland's strength hfWI always lain in its scrummagers. England restored F. E. Oakley aaid W. J. A. Davies to favour at half at the epensae of the little Leicester pair, Wood a.nd Taylor, while in the opposi- tion camp Lloyd wrs partnered by a new "cap" in MoNamiaira., of Cork University Oallege. The ret.acinin;g of the finiglirih threes" gaivc genneal saitiisfaction, and great disappointment was felt when it was announoed that Watson's injury at Black- heath on Monday neoassitated his retire- ment from the teaan. However, A. D. Roberts, his substitute, scored two tries against Ireland two seasons ago, and be was again expected to do well, particularly as on the former occasion, as on this; he was playing with Poailton for partner. The Irish three-quarters could not be reg,arooo. so effective a scoring force as their rivals. In Montgomery, Ireland had a full- back who has well earned his plaoe by fine work in the inter-Provincial teals, but, un- like Johnston, he is not yet one of t*he world's great figures in tihe position. The teajms wieiv* •— ENOLAND.—.FuILbaok, *W. R. Jothn siton (Bristol) three-quarters, *C. N. Lowe (Cainbaidge Univ>etrsity), *F. E Chapman (HartLeipool Rovers), *R. W. Poulton (Lffver- pool), and *A. D. Robeaiffi (Nortiliern); half- badks, *F. E. Oakeley (Undtod Qefrvaoes), and *W. J. A. Davi es (Unitod) forwards, *L. G. Brown (London HospitaJ), *C. If. Pillmam (Blacidheath), *A. F. Maynard (Ca.mbriclg,e University) *G. Ward (Leioea- i ter), H. C. Hairrison (United Servicea), *,f. Brim ton (North Durham) *S. Smart (Gloucester), and A. L. Hairriison (United Seirvioee). IRELAND.—.Full-badk, F. P. Mont- gomery (Queen's Collage, Belfast); tlhree- Juartecs, *A. R. F&a?r (Dem:), 'R. V. aokison (1N,l-d-), *J. B. Minch fB?- tive) and *J. P. Quirun (Dublin University): half-backs, *R. A. Lloyd (Liverpool and Wanderers), and V. MeNarrvara (Univeredty College, OcTik); forwards, *C. Adatma (Wes- W), *W. TjTreil (Queen's CoIJe?e, Belfast), *G. Killeon (Garryowen) *P. O'Oonnell (Beo- tive), *J. Okino (Blackrodk). J. Taylor (Coit- legians), *S. J. Parr (,W7andorora), and *W. Cbllopv (Bective). •* Old Internationals. The weather and jxround weTe good, and 30,000 spectators were in attendance. His Majesty the King and Mr. Asquith weire amongst those who witnessed the encounter, and at the start the captains of the two teams were presented. England kicked off against a stiff breeze, and Ireland pressed. Scrums followed close to the English line. Clune was finely grassed by Johnston near the line, and Lloyd dropped a fine goal six minutes from the opening. The Irish pack w-ore. great in the scrum nnd in the loose. QJIN- BEAT JOHNSTON in a raoe fOT the ball, and scored a fine try. Lloyd failed to convert-. A fine kick by Johnston saw England for the first time in Ireland's territory. A splendid three- quarter movement ended in Davies sending to Poulton. D. Roberts scored far out Chapman made a good but fruitless effort to convert. An- other run ensued and Roberts grassed Mont- gomery. The home pack now improved. Lowe received and Chapman dashed through and scored. Harrison missed the goal at an awkward angle. A fine run by Rob. erta was spoilt by Oakley kicking on. Adams, however, was nearly over, Chap- man effecting a fine tackle. Llovd mis- kicked a.nd Quinn just touched down in time. Tamer football followed, and England pressed and almost scored on several occa- sions. HALF-TIME SCORE. IRELAND.—1 dropped gl., 1 try (7 points). ENGL.A ND-2 tTie3 6 pointe). Play was in the Kngrl^h £ 5 at the opening of th3 second half. Johnston relieved th" preeeure ami Pillraan broke tiHrousrh, but was successftllbr tackled by Meurvnamana. Pomlton mulled a pass, but he checked & Hdbeponont rush, and made a brilliant run. He aravj to Pillman, who f»core<l, which gave Kricland the lead. A. L Harrison missed at coal. was now VPRY FAST -\ND THRILLING. The B^ciish three* were prominent. Chap- main cWwIy fainted, and Roberta was hnrt ftnd left field. ponHon trove to Towe. -,v-bn f-tir-d ¡'11I'h tm the fl,-Ifi, a-nti ?tur?v M'?h taoMins' M??d a da/r?pT-o? Mtueti^n Piny went to rmd-f1?!d. John?t?n in ensuing play, wasbadly winded bu trØ: sumed. FTNAL SCORE: ENGLAND—17 points -I IRELAND-12 pointe.
ANDERSON S SUCCESS I I. RIGHT MAN FOR i "PIVOT" PLACE. Caerphilly Down. I (By "AJAX. ") 1- PREVIOUS RESULTS. Southern League I Sept. 6 la-?,, wan"& 2; CMtphIUy 0, 1 I & '.S-! I W a1. Cup :— Jan. 22 (home).—Swans 3; C??rphill 1. I' I y .? xne most critical penoa ot the Swans I1.?,a s7n is the present. The thrilling and ex- cellent football that was witnessed in the English Cup tim has given the Swansea folk all appetite for the very best class exhibi- tions. and therefore the ordinary fixtures form but a very ordinary attraction in com- parison with the cup games which imme- diately preceded them. Undex ordinary circumstances Treharris and ÛIS- philly would have been fairly good drawing cards, but as a result of the reaction poor "gates" were expected. The interest can only be revived and main- tained by the Swans giving of their very best., and it was hoped that to-day there would be no slacking and no slovenly methods employed. Nothing is absolutely certain in football, and it was recognised that unless the homesters were "all out" Caer- philly might give them an un,pleasant sur- prise, and the loss of two points at home would be fatal not only to their promotion prospects but also to their "gates." Dur- ing the next few weeks the Swains have an excellent opportunity* of collecting enough points to place them well in the running for promotion, and with new players expected the team should make a bold bid for the First Division. Unfortunately, Bowen, of Troedyrhiw, was unable to turn out this af- ternoon in consequence of an injury sus- tained in the amateur International match with England. He had the misfortune to fracture a rib, and Fisher therefore took his I place. The teams were:- SWANSEA TOWN.—Goal, Fisher; full- backs, Allman and Morris; half-backs I Williams, Bassett, and Cubberley forwards. | Meesar, Coleman, Anderson, Ball, and Greer. CAERPHILLY.—Goal, Batoman^ full- backs, Markland and Mitchell; half-backs, Denman, lean, and Jones; forwards Davies, Bounds, Dowler, Loirimoare. and Rees. Referee, Mr. Viveash, London., I I he weather was all agwrat a large crowd congregating at the Vetch Field thia after- noon and hardly more than a thousand braved the inclement elements at three o'clock. Naturally, the week of heavy rain played havoc with the playing arena and although there was no surface water there wero many soft ,ngto and sawdust had to be sprinkled in front of each goal. Oub- berley captained the Swans in the absence of Duffy and lost the toss. Right from the kick-off the Swans attacked and in a pretty movement, in which Anderson, Messer, Cole- man and Williams played a prominent part they had hard tones in not soaring, the treacherous nature of the turf alone pre- venting a succe sfu^fchot being taken. Llew. Morris was responsible for a neat clearance just after, and Anderson returning to the attack dribbled through brilliantly, but was fouled when in full ftride. Bamett, how- ever, ballooned the baR over the poet from the ensuing free kick. Williams, the Swar3 right half-back, earned a for a mag- r gp l a,use for a niag- nificent shot from ten yards range, and then Spencer Bassett, with a superb dribble, drove back the Cheesemongers when they began to get dangerous- Plav was very pretty considering the many handicaps, and Anderaon was fitting in well as centre-for- ward. A score was ,bound to come when splendidP passing gave Anderson an open goal. He made no mistake about it, for I steadying himself he placed the leather very CLEVERLY BEYOND BATEMAN"I I REACH in tne far corner of the net. Llew. Morris I chiefly distinguished himself for his judic- ious placing in the opening stages, but once he miskicked and Allman had to come across and cover him. Anderson was a real success in the centre, and once after a grand paw by Coleman he got away neatly and had hard lines in striking the crossbar with his ehot. The ground cut up very badly, par- ticularly in front of the stand, but despite this there was scientific football in abun- dance. The home forwards were bringing off aetounding evolutions and the cleverest performers up to date had been Coleman, Messer and Jack Williams. The latter is improving week by week and is spoken of already as a coming man. The conditions made the position of the defenders no sinecure, and Allman and Llew. Morris were kept constantly employed. Morris placed beautifuly to Greer, time after time, and once from the latter's centre Anderson netted but wae ruled offside. The Swans obtained several corners but the greaey ball could not be headed with ac- curacy and thus the Caerphilly goal es- caped. Still the rain fell and the ground got worse and worse. The homesters did their best to prevent matters degenerating into a speciea of mudlarking, and as they attacked it became more and more apparent that thp conditions were all against yr>r Booring. Caerphilly frequently profited from the mis kicks, which were inevitable under the ciTcumetancee, and once Dowler bad a glorious chance to equalise, but he hesitated. Bateman, the visiting custodian, saved several times when a score seemed cer- tain, and Ball misfced opportunities through hanging on too long. The OFFSIDE RULE WAS OPERATED I successfully by the Caerphilly baCks to the disadvantage of Anderson and Coleman, but once the latter successfully ran between Markland and Mitchell, but his shot was a few inches wide. Rees and Davies, the Caerphilly wingers, were very feeble, and Meeker and Coleman showed them how the game should be played. The Swansea pair interpagsed in dazzling fashion, and Messer, who was showing excellent form finished up with a shot, which Bateman however fielded. Anderson continually came into prominenoe with fine work in the cetre, but the heavy state of the ball spoilt his shots. Davies, the visiting wing broke away finely once but unfortunatel y nullified his work by shoot- ing high. Up to now play had been very one-sided and under more favourable condi- I tions there would have been many goals. A couple of comers to the Swans saw Bate- man clear from the last one in great style fisting away from the heads of the home forwards. Pot shots were frequent as half- time approached, but the Swans had a nar- row squeak when Hew. Morns gave away a corner. The ball dropped at the feet of Dowler, and he struck the post with & glancing shot. The interval -c a mo- g',an,6,n ofter BM?ett had miæed with a free kick taken just outside the penalty area. HALF TIME SCORE I SWANSEA TOWN—1 goal. CAMPHILLY-Nil. The game was restarted under the most miserable conditions imaginable. The home- sters were put on the aggressive immedi- ately by Ball, and Coleman's shot grazed the posts. Anderson had an open goal but was palpably fouled. The referee, however, did not notice the infringement, irmcn to the chagrin of the crowd. Greer was fouied when sailing away with a gass from Morris, but no goaJ lesviieu from the free kick, al- though it was taken in a good position. Mor- ris was defending splendidly and hia tack- ling was deadly. He was loudly applauded once for a great tackle of Bounds when the latter had a dear couive. After a lot of ineffective play in front of the visiting goal Meeaer received a high paes from Greer. The right winger headed to Coleman's foot and the latter WITH A SUPERB DRIVE j eoored the seoond goal. It WM e KRMW I Ieffort and fully merited the applause which I followed. The third goal was not long in I coming, as a few minutes later I MESSER NETTED wiwi & ugnMung dhot to the corner of the ,nwelt after Greer had judiciously placed the leather in front of the goalmouth. Jack Williams, Coleman and Morris were the star artistes, particularly Coleman, whoae drib- bling and placing was wonderful considering I the circumstances. GTeer had distinctly hard Lines with a couple of shots, and then Anderson, breaking through srandlv. I BEAT BATEMAN w, with a well-placed sihot and thus headed the fourth goal amidst the plaudits of the 5,000 spectators who were now present. The Swans were playing really clagsy football at this stage and Anderson was leading the forwards with rare vim, and once again after a thrilling break away he had hard luck in missing with his shot. The wings could not complain of lack of attention to- day, for the inside men wee placing the ball beautiful' y for them. Messer placed a free kick so well that the ball rolled danger- ously acroeg the goalmouth, but three for- wards in succession missed trapping it and a glorious chance went astray. The most brilliant goal of the afternoon came from Anderson. It wat; a I SINGLE-HANDED EFFORT during the execution of which he ran through the whole team and easily beat Bateman, thus performing the "hat trick." It was now Give it to Anderson," with a vengeance. Bailie, however, was deter- j mined to oome into the limelight and he had hard luck once when the ball rebounded out of the net after striking the bottom of the oroashar. There was now only one side in the picture, and when Ball placed a flag kick well Bateman only juet managed to punch clear. Oubberlev was particularly elusive in the mud and Jack Williams wae a brilliant star. The latter had two hot drives charged down in succession and then Baeeett just failed with a long drive. Bateman had so much work to do in keep- ing his charge that he was obviously weaken- ing and his clearances were frequently faulty. Another great effort by the home centre led to the sixth goal, and his fourth. Barman ran out but the new pivot man I BEAT HIM CHEAPLY. The two men, however, collided and both needed the trainer's attention. Fisher had to handle for the first time when Dowler and Lean shot, but the attempts were easily dealt with. As time approached Ander- son had the hardest of luck when he shot into a vacant goal, but the leather stack j in the mud a few inches outside. FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA TOWN—6 goals. CAERPRILLY -Nil. I
I SWANSEA TOWN RESERVES v. MERTHYR TOWN RESERVES. HALF-TIME SCORE: SWANSEA TOWN RESERVES—2 gIs. MERTHYR TOWN RESERVES—2 gls. Mayo and Mitchell soored for the visitors in the first half. —
LLANELLY AT BRENT- II FORD. HALF-TIME SCORE f BRENTFORD—2 goals. LLANELL Y il. FINAL SCORE: BRENTFORD.—2 goals. LLANELLY.-Nil.
THE WEATHER DEFIED. I SWANSEA PRIMROSE LEAGUE I ACTIVITY. 1 I ALEXANDRA AND BRYNMELIN j I WARDS' 11 SOCIAL. to in the Alexa.ndra. ana Brynmeliu Wards combined wgether m a most, enjoyable "social." which came off at th Albert Minor Hall, 8wa^, on Thurs- day evening, and lirs. iiaaa Wriglat, the hon. ?reJry of the l?i Habitation, °9 £ tinued her wonderful interMt in the League by not only personally attending but joining in the evening s fun. There was a, ooiuert. garage, dancing and iefresh- ments. and about 200 members of the League turned up, in spite of the wretch- edly vi?n wmt-her. lit. J. 3iHArd made a ?cniajch&inn&u, and he WM supported by Mrs. Wright Mr. Ben tiottomley (Conservative agent), iAx. J. Smith. 46iid others. The Chairman in a few well chosen words, hoped that all pre- sent. would enjoy themselvee. Mr. Ben Bottomley followed with a prac- tical little speech, in ?hich he emph<MMed the good work the Primrose League was doing in the town, and the splendid eBeot< that would be seen in future elections. He lalso referred to the keen interest taken in the work and the Unionist cause by Mrs. Ma,11d Wright, the very esteemed honorary rei&ry. I Applause.) se.-re" Wri?h? propceed & Tote o" tbguks to the Chairman and Mr. Ben Bottomley, and said the Primrose League was a GBOWTNG CAUSE IN THE TOWN, the membership being over 4.000 strong. (Appla.use.) The vote wfls carried by accla- mation. Miss Violet Bees, Mr. Bert Beddoes (oome- dia.n). a.nd Mass Sheppartd (elocutionist) Oontribnted to a ocmoert programme, the acooropanists being Miss James, Miss Rees, and Mr. Melville. Dancing and games were then indulged in, the latter being under the stewardship of Mr. J. H. Jme5, Belle Vue-street. The prize-winners in the whist drive were:—Gentlemen; 1 Mr. J. H. James; i, Mr. G. Jones (Mackworth Hotel); ladies: 1, Miss Violet Adams; 2, Miss A. J. Janes, Waunwen. The prize-givers were: Coun. Molvnenx. Miss Triokey, and Mr. Hillard. The following wardens, or sub-wardens, under the supervision of Mrs. Wright, were responsible for the arrangements Alexandra Waxd.-Mrs. James, Belle Vue- BtTeet; Mies E. G. Ritson, De-la-Beche- street: Miss Gwen Thomas, Girove-plaee; Miss E. Beynish, Kensington-terrace; Mies Lottie Thomas Northampton-place, and Mrs. Morgan, Gerald -street. Btynmelin War&-Ml-s. Harris, Neath- road; Mrs. Gibbon Baptist Well-atreet; Ml*. LudiMn, 1lewBOn«.reet; Mrs. Bradley Uangyfelaeh-stTeet; Mrs. M. Thomas. Bryn- melin Hotel; Miss W. Spragyon, Oak-t<? mce. Llauufe1aoh-road. and Mrs. Deverill, T h..ort. ENJOYABLE SWANSEA SOIREE. I The animal soiree in connection with WaJ- teT-road Congregational Church, Swansea, was held in the Schoolroom, and proved an mnqualfied success. Mr. J. F. Fricker was the accompanist for the evening, and an ex- cellent programme was contributed to by -the following :-Miss Connie Simms, Mr. Edgar Powell, Miss Maud Williams, .r. and Mrs. McGillivary, Miss Kathleen Thomas, Nly. Arthur Morris, Miss H. Doris Fricker, Miss Averil Brown, Mr. W. Hopkin James, Miss Own Thomas, Mrs. J. F. Fricker, Miss Gwen James. Mr. D. Eirjyn Reee, Misses Weflch and W. Wakefield, Messrs. A. Welch, H. Pughe-Evane, S Davies, A. Morris, and D. E. Rees. .¿;
THE MUMBLES BURN-OUT." Was the Outbreak Due to I Lightning? It was surmised that the disastrous fire at the Mumbles early on Thursday mom- ing was due to the toleph-one wire being fused by lightning, but we are informed that a Post Office engineer has since made a careful examination of the telephone in- stallation, from which it was apparent that this was not the cause of the outbreak. The lightning protector is not injured in any way and the connection of the protector to the earth is int&ct. Everything has been left so that the fire assessors, who are ex- perts, may examine it.
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i SWANSEA'S STACK FAWR." STEEPLEJACK'S INTERESTING TASK. The Swansea electricity stack on tb4 Strand was examined on Thursday. Thia coursa was decided on some time age. Mr. Jenkins, Neath-road, secured the contract. As showing the steeplejack's smartness, the ladders were started on Thursday morn- ing and were at the top early in the arter- He has a guide rope which is attached to noon. It is a surprise to learn that a whole number of iirms all over the country ten- dered to put ladders to the top and report upon the condition, and that the charges ranged from one sovereign to one guinea for the job. Of course, if a stack requires doing any- thing to the steeplejacks who inspect carry out the work. Parry, one of the steeplejacks,, told Qur representative much of interest in his work. the chimney at different points, so that if the ladders gave way he would have the rope to cling to. How do you manage to run your iron into the chimney so as to get it secure r" asked the pressman. "THAT'S A SECRET. but 111 tell you this; It the iron rings we know it's tifa; if it doesn't- ring it isn't. Here's one this morning that was defective." Make you giddy?" No, not when you're used to it. The work is really simple." How do you manage about oopings as the top? Oh, they're easy to ovorcoime. When I get up TO. he top I shall be over it in a few minutes." What state is this stack in, would you say?" ft seems pro'ty bad-go far, but I can't say yet; it's too soon to give an opinion."