i v Hull Merthy,? v Hu)) I OPENING OFTHE NEW GROUND I Since last season, when they occupied the Collegia Field, Merthyr Northern Union Club have transferred themselves to new and more convenient cruairtens. The enclosure now situated at Rhydacar has ample acoomimo- da,tion for a huge crowd. It is well appointed in every respect, and, morevoer, the surface is as level as the proverbial billiard-table. The committee are certainly to be heartily congratulated upon their enterprise in this direction in the faee of numerous difficulties. The club's -new home was formally opened to-day, when the inau- gural match was played with Hull. The fixture was op,-c,iadlv attractive, inasmuch as ior the past two years the visitors have figured as finalists. in the. Northern Union Ohalleai'ge Cup, and just failed to capture the coveted trophy. On Thursday last Hull opened their engagements, and administered a sound defeat to Bradford, whom they van- quished by 18 points to 3. The most notable abstention from the visitors' ranks was Phil Thomas, who is stated to have taken seriously to the game again, and would have proved exceedingly vamaWe in the three-quarter line. The Merthyr ranks included three ot the disbanded Mid-Rhondda team—Palmer Griffiths, Norris, and Joneri. Owing to an injury, Harrison, a clever half-back, was unable to turn out. Teams:— Hull: Back, W. H. Taylor; three-quarter backs, A. D. Morton, J. Devereaux, Greg Rogers., and Edward Rogers; hali-backs, Andereon (captain) and Wallace; forwards, Herridg-e, Holder, Boyleu, Con net, Walton, and Have lock. Merthyr: Back, Palmer Griffiths; three- quarter backs, Wyatt Reed, P. Paddison, C. P. Lewis, and "Ponty" Thomas; lialf-b-kl-, Syd Jones and W. Harris; forwards, D. B. Davies (captain), Dan Lewis, Norris, W. Bevan, E. Jenkins, and T. Jones. Referee: Mr. Platt (Swinton). THE GAME. tho I A good crowd was present, in !>V' VL fact that a violent storm of wind and rain swept over the ground, when Hull started in the face of the elements. The game was fairly evenly contested at the outset, neither side for a time gaining much advantage. After a penalty had failed Rogers jlull) was more successful from a mark, and put his side two points ahead. The home team worked ahead and got wed into Hull territory, but Norton saved the situation. The game was temporarily stopped owing to an injury to Syd James. On the resumption, Ihe homesters went away in style, and gained a big slice of territory. A bunch of forwards got to the Hull line, and an almost certain score was lost through, the leather striking the post and re-bounding into play. It wa6 distinctly hard lines. ax this sta-ge the Merthyr men were going strong. The forwards, led by D. B. Da vies, were most prominelllt in gletting possession, but they failed at the crucial moment. Play was stubbornly contested, and Norton, the ex-Australian, was more than once cautioned. No addition was made to the score before the interval. Half-time score: ü. i. f ts. I Hull 1 0 J! M6rthy-.r Õ g 'i From the re-start the Yorltshiremen looked like going through with a try, but the fine kicking of Paddison brought relief. Taylor then saved a forward rush which looked like yielding something tangible. The venue was changed when Palmer Griffiths failed to touch down behind the posts, but the situa- tion was saved by Wyatt Reed. A pretty mark- by Taylor stopped another fine for- ward rush, with: Norris leading. Penalties for infringement were given to both sides, and on two occasions Hull narrowly missed adding to their points, the leather falling under the bar. The visitors were persistent, however, in their attacks, and just on the call of time Morton, receiving in a good posi- tion, dropped a goal for Hull. There was no ¡ further scoring1. T<inal score: G. T. P'ts. I Hull 2 0 4 Merthyr 0 0 o COMMENTS. The weather conditions were simply abominable, and was absolutely agaiost a fine exposition of the Rugger code. The press arrangements were also quite inadequate," only a seat being provided for the pressmen, who were unprotected against the drenching rain and wind-swept ground, making it almost impossible for them to give an ade- quate description of the play. Perhaps the Northern Union committee will take this matter up. As to the play, it was fairly evenly divided, although Hull's superiority in the second half was more pronounced. They confined themee-lves chieflv- to long kicking1, And the Merthyr foirwancfe got more first possession, and were thru; enabled to put their backs into motion. Palmer Griffiths, the home full-hack, ht&rdjy realised expectations, but Wyatt, Reed and Paddison were quite cAafe an the third line. At Tialf Syd James and Harries made an edmira/ble pair. a/nd worked together splen- didly. Prr the forward division D. B. Dayies, the "oaptaan, proved a useful leader to a swund pack, amongst whom Norris and Datn Lewis deserve mention. For the visitors the most prominent men were Taylor, the custodian, and Moreton and Devereax (the ex-Australian three-quarters). The halves were somewhat week, ami the forwards failed against the Merthyr pack.*
PILL HARRIERS' KICK-ABOUT." I It was thought that there would have been on the Pill Harriers' ground this afternoon the firtt practice match of the season, but as the weather was so bad, and many of the regular players were away, a igenexal kick- about" only took place.
DINAS POWIS SPORTS ABANDONED I The Dinas Powis cricket team were to have II met Oardiff St. Andrew's at Dinas Powis this afternoon, but owing to the bad state of the weather the match was declared off. The local bowling team had a fixture \vTth Vic- toria, Weeton, but this also had to be aban- doned, as well as the practice m'atch of the local Rug-by team. NEWPORT HARRIERS' SPORTS OFF. The weather was so bad at Newport to-day that it was decided to postpone the Newport Harriers' Sports until next Saturday.
SPORT FOR MERTHYR I As will be eeen from our advertisement columns, Mr. Percy Jacobs intends promot- ing some big foot raLiiig handicaps during the coming season on the new athletic grounds a,t Rhydycar, Merthyr. They should prove a very attractive feature.
GLAMORGAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Pontypridd v Ferndale This match which was to have been played to-day was postponed till next Saturday, in consequence of the unfavourable conditions of the weather. Both teams up to the pre- sent are on a level.
RIDE-ASTRIDE HABITS I The ride-astride ihabit, which has been taken up wiitih enthusiasm by several fashionable horsewomen, will make its first appearance on the stage in "The Whip," the new Drury Lane drama, in which Miss Jessie Eiateman will wear two ride-astride habits of original design, the invention (M a well- known Brook-street firm of ladies' tailors. In the hunt breakfaist scene Miss Ba/teman s ha;bit consists of a, broad grey-striped Melton coat, which comes just below the tops of the p,aten,t leather be-ots. The coat has a deep roll collar of grey buckskin crossing over at the waist, where i is fasened with a single button. The silk hat is of new shape, •, with a very wide brim and deep bamld. With another ride-astride habit, which she wears in Act 1, Miss Bateman will introduce a new kind of riding hat—a. howler with down- turned brim. I
BRUSHING THE WRONG WAY Onoe upon a, time people had to have their hair waved every day, or at least every week; now they manage to look pretty without that aid from the curling-tongs, and are nourishing and cherishing the natural, big, soft undulatioit that most people can coaf their hair into, even although they -axe not endowed with naturally curly looks. I have heard lots of girls say that hair which can be coaxed into these loose undulations is really better than close eurlinees., and will take more graceful and becoming lines, amd this, of course, is all to the advantage of a girl who has the sense and thepatienee to cultivate these pretty ineiiiiatione in her hair, instead of sdtting- dow.n and worrying because it is not really curly. Many of the a-uthorities who study the hair say that brushing the wrong way—that is, brushing the hair upwards—will produce waviness. I know that a specialist who has immense success in London always has great faith in this upward brushing- of the heir.ne Gentlewoman."
DETECTIVE AS BARBER A detective told the Brentford justices yes- oe>wi»y he went to the shop of a hairdresser, n.a.med Tate, of Twickenham, charged with ,R-vrnga betting house, took off his coat, puiled up his sleeves, put on a white apron, and oaeoaneaioeid. work as a bajeber. He ,reoewed oweraa okps and varvouts 1
DEVON ALBION V BRIDGWATER I ALBION These teams opened their season at Devon- port this afternoon, and among the new faœs was Lismore, who last year played on thb wing for BristoL He opened the scoring with a capital try, and before the interval Hawking also crossed, Hayiman goaling. In I the second half Lismore scored, Hayman again goaling, but then Bridgewater pressed. but could not cross. Havvkings scored a fine try. The Albions opened the season by a clever win by 2 goals 2 tries to nil.
NEATH V NEATH DISTRICT I Played at Neath in heavy rain, the District team playing only fourteen men. The Dis- trict opened the scoring with a try by Parry (Resolvent, and soon afterwards Harris ,(Nea,th Juniors) added another for them. Brennan scored an unconverted try for Neath. Half-time score: G. T. F'te. I Neath District League 0 2 6 N?th o 1 3
PENYGRAIG V CANTON I Played at the Mid-Rihondda Ground, Tony- pan dy. Teams: — Penygra?: ?uti back, Grimtbs; tJhree-1 qu?rter ha?hs. W?lls, Dai Davies, Chatterton, .?d Havard; half-backs, Johnny Lewis and Jones: lorwards, P,n??,d, Bob Jenkins, I «rey, Llstore, Holder, Ben Thomas, P.&wlin,s. I and Evan Evans. Can ton Full back Irving; three-quarter backs, Jones, John, James, and Gleeson; half- backs, IDa vies ,a,nd Rees; forwards, Jenkins, Soo,t,t, Green,, Bushel, Williams, Rayner, bmith, and Dalrymple.
BRIDGWATER RESERVES V I MACKINTOSH At Brids-wa?r. Teams:— ???<-osh: Back, Welsh; thr?-qnarter ?f' ?se?. Tim?hy. Smith, and Harris; ?? a?f-ba-cks. Gibbon and M'Cann; fofwa.rd? ??n?n, Woolridge, Fenton, Merrett, Ferris, ^rV'k' Sn.eH, and Fisher. ?dgwat?r: Back, B?My; tbr?-quart-pr ha(';k." ?a?y, Parsons, Bell, and Haysham; halrfb.aeks James and Bell; forwards, Par- Silke, Ohorley, Slade, Jennin, Chid- It-Y, RMd. and Cl?Ikcr. Heavy rain made the ?romnd sli.ppery, a.nd play was largely forward, th? home pack snowing to the best advantage, and from bustling work they nearly scored on several occasions. Mackintosh improved, but Bridg- water responded with a long dribble, and Reed score,d under the poets, no goal resit't- ang. Bridgwater maintained their supremacy, and kept the visitors ipenned in their 25, play being very scrambling. Half-time score: G. T. p'ts. 1 Brid-gwater Reserves .J.. 0 1 3. 0 0 0 Final score: G. T. P'ts. Bridgewater Reserves 0 1 3 Cardiff Mackintosh 0 0 0 I
TREORKY V PENYLAN I The openin gmatch of the season at Tre- orky was to have been played to-day, but the weather conditions prevented the game taking place. Penylan arrived at the head- quarters, and it was agreed to postpone the match until January 1.
RUGBY UNION I lievonport Aroion, 16pts; Bridgwater, nil. I Leicester, 43pts; Stratford-on-Avon, nil.
Pay for Play Penalty I WALLABIES EXPELLED I Sydney, gaturd,ay.-The Rugby Union of Australia has expelled from the Union twelve of the players of the Wallabies foot- ball team which visited England last season for agreeing to play under Northern Union rules against the Kangaroos, the profes- sional team which visited England at the same time. It is understood that they are receiving Lloo each. The news of the expulsion from the Rugby Union of Ausnalia of twelve of the players who participated in last season's Colonial tour, for agreeing to play against a profes- sional side under Northern Union rules, awakened much, interest in Scotland, but occasioned no great surprise. From the first the Scottish Rugby autho- rities regarded jthe with dis- favour, and their determination not to give the Colonials dates drew upon them a great amount of adverse criticism. Even in Soot- land many regarded theft action as harab and unjustified. In Scotland, however, the latest intelligence is regarded as a vindica- tion of the uncompromising attitude assumed by the Scottish Union in reference to Colonial tours, and as likely to strengthen Scotland's position in the international councils of the game.
PONTYPRIDD RUGBY RE-ORGANISED I Mr. Ack Llewellyn Enthusiastic! As r the result of a crowded meeting held at the Park Hotel, Pontypridd, last evening, the Amateur Rugoy Club of the town has been completely re-organised. At the outset, Dr. Evans, who presided, stated that the club was in a decidedly un- satisfactory position, having an adverse balance of £2.30. Mr. Ack Llewellyn promised that if the olub was re-organised he would take a strong team to Pontypridd on a Thursday, or some ouier (suitable day, to give the club a send- off, while he would also appeal to the Welsh Union on their behalf for a grairt. (Loud appiause.) He saw no reason why the debt should not be wiped off. Mr. Morgan Griffiths, who was elected cap- tain _at the previous meeting, was again pro- posed for that ottice and unanimously elected. Mr. Lloyd Jones a was eleQtd ?cre- tary of the club, and Mr. David Roberts treasurer. Mr. Ack Llewellyn announced, on behalf of the Welsh Union, that if there was any diffi- culty in obtaining a suitable ground the Taff Vale Park was at their disposal. (Applause.) It was decided to leave the matter to the committee, on the understanding that the offer of the Welsh Union would remain open in the event of there being any difficulty. The following committee was then elected:- Messrs. Josh O'Neil, Frank Hawkins, J. Grant. W. H. Todd, Llewelyn Morgan, Ted Morgan, T. Howell. R. B. James, D. M'Gregor, J. Talbot, Brodie, W. F. Harris, Gec#ge Chick, Jennings, William Watts, Cosslett, and James Price.
FIRED AT THE SKIPPER I A terrible tragedy occurred early to-day on I the Riiver Humber, off Hessle. A man named Thomas Cornwaill boarded a vessel, and the I skipper hearing has dog struggling with him, went to the spot. CSomwiall, it is alleged, fired at the skipper, but missed him, and I the latter, it is stated, then fired at Cornwall in eelf-defenco, inflicting fatal injuries.
NEATH SECOND XV. ,I The annual meeting in connection; with the Neath second fifteen was held last even- ing. Mir. D. H. Da,-vies presiding over a good attendance. • Joe Evans was elected cap- tain, and Mr. Gwyn Thomas vice-captain. Mr. W. E. Moon was re-elected secretary, and M,r. lite Evans treasurer. There were eleven candidaitres for the committee, and the following were electedMessrs. T. Step- hens, Walter Jones, T. Jenkins, N. R. Phillips, T. Jyewis, W. J. Davies, and E. Edwards. The Neath Seconds hold a two- seasons ground record, and their most recent trecord shows :-M.a4:iC1hes played 17 lost. 6, and drawn 4: points for 156, against 44. ;M.r. D. H. Davies has been appointed chairman of tihe first fifteeou committee and Mr. W. Gabriel vice-captain,
INFANT PEERS. I The new Lord de Clifford who, in conse- quenoe of the distressing' fatality, now succeeds to the title, has the distinction of be- ing the youngest living peer. His lordship, who will be three years old in January next, will be three years old dn January next, will be unable to take his seat in the Upper House until the present century is well advanced, or, in fact, until the yiear 1928. The next youngest peer is the Marquess of Done- gall. who cAn make his Parliamentary debut in 1924. The next in the list are Lord Fion, ill-y, who comes of age in 1920, the Earl of Shan- non 1918, Viscount Bolingbroke 1917, Lord Chasham 1915, and Viscount Exmouth and Lords Oongleton and St. meonards in the year after next.
POSTBOY TO ROYALTY I By the death of Mr. John Rigdm at the age of mnety-fotsr, Chatham yesterday lost a local "character." He v,,a ,p the doyem of post-boys of the old coaohing days. Several moitafchs rotbe in bis ooacbes. The Duchess of Kent, who was accompanied by Princess Victoria, atferwaTds, of course, Queen Vio toria, chartered coaches, of which Rigdill acted as poat.boy.
CHINO-JAPANESE AGREEMERT I Tokio, Saturday.-The Foreign Office antnouinioea that the Ohii no-Japanese agree- ment regarding Manchuria was signed in Peking at Low this afternoon.—Renter.
SEAL SHOT IN RIVER. I After some exoiting sport a remarkably fine seal was shot yesterday in the EWer Trent, near Haziefard Ferry, by Mr. Brierley Johnson, a, Nottingham solicitor. On being landed the seai was found to weigh 001b. being 4ft. 3in. long and 2ft. 6in. in girth. Its size explliu6 to some extent the recent oom- plaints of local anglers about the shortness of fah. It is fifty a seal has bam seem so high UP the nver-fifty waes rfrom. idie-eea.
Western League I MARDY V PAUL TON ROVERS I At Mardy. The weather was wild and the attendance small. Paulton arrived without their full complement, and Hill, of Mardy, acted a", substitute. Owing to Tite mi6sing his train, the homesters started with ten men. Teams Mardy: Goal, W. Williams; backs, Hugh Jones and C. Jones; half-backs, Nash, Griffiths, and T. Jones; forwards, Alden, Lewis, Latham, Bush, and Tite. Paulton Rovers: Goal, Salvidge; backs, Carter and Sliearne; halt-backs, Salvidge, Hill, and Coug-hian; forwards, Royal, (Sal- vidge, Salvidge, Coughlan, and Watts. Referee, Mr. Bennett (Bristol). The homesters had the benefit of the wind and rain, which went greatly in their favour. Some pretty play of forward work resulted in Bush scoring, and this was quickly fol- lowed by another goal frwm Latham. At length the visitors went away, but Williams saved magnificently. Tite now came on the field, and at once played the ball across the mouth of the goal, enabling Lewis to tfind the net. The visitors' defence at this stage com- pletely collapsed, and the home forwards ran through, Latham, Bush and Lewis scoring in rapid succession. Half-time score: Goals. M?rdy. 6 :f6n" 0 After itne change or enas the game was stiti onesided, but, in ,pi-te of the w-eather, t rare pace was kept up. The defence of Carter and Salvidge was particularly good, but a fine centre enabled Lewis to again score. After spasmodic burets by Paulton, Lewis further increased the home team's lead. Final score: tioais. Mardy 8 Pa,ulton 0
RADSTOCK V MERTHYR At R-adstock, in: dull, ra,iny weather, before a, small number of spectators. Teams:— Radstook: Goal, Carpenter; backs, Young and Sawyers; half-backs, Coleman, G. Latchem, a.nd Paget; forwards, S. Latchcm, T. Latchem, Dowlinar. Moon, and Moore. Merthyr: GAal, Daw; backs, Davies and Wnightman; half-backs, Kelley, Bromley, and Churchill; forwards, T. W. Davies, Woot- ten, Hawshall, Whittaketr, a;nd A. N. Other. Referee: Mr. F. Curtis, Bristol. Merthyrarrived two hours before the kick- -Off, at 3.30. They were short of Pemberton, who was injured at S'toke on Wednesday, and Hawshall took his place. R.adstock were dis- appointed in some of tjheir expected players. Sawyers, a promising young "goalie," and Parfltt, a clever right back, were absent; also Hyman, the veteran centre forward. Rad- ,stock's chances of success were at a minimum. Winning the toss, the Welshmen had a gre,at advantage from the slope, the wind blowing a hurricane down the field. Radstock went away nicely, but the visitors soon got together. Carpenter g-ave a corner from a nice shot from Churchill. Davies placed it well, and Bromley opened the score. Some even exchanges followed, and after a nice move Bromley scored from forty yardig out. Quarter-time score: Merthyr, 2; Radstock, 0. Half-time score: Goals. Merthyr 6 Radsito«ik 0 Scorers: Bromley (2) and Davies. 0
ABERDARE V CREWE Aberdaro played their first match of the season at home to-diay, when Crewe were their oppon-ents The weather was very wet, and kept a large number of would-be spec- tators away. Teams:- Aberdiare: Goal, Tyler; backs, Goodwin and Goode; half-backs, Sam Parker, Robinson, and Joe Lewis; forwards, Bowell, T. D. Jones, Bradbury, Leonard, and Tippett. Crewe: Goal, WMtakerj backs, Hardley and Parke; half-backs, Hollier, Walters, .and Vickers; forwards, Leicester, Barlow, Davies,, Helton, and Wrench. T Referee: Mr. Morgan Morgan, Nelson. Half-time score: Goals. I Aberdare 2 Crewe. 0 I
TON PENTRE V KI NGSWOOD I ROVERS Most unfavourable weather considerably delayed this mat4cdi at Tone Pentre this after- noon, the attendance being also greatly affected. Teams:— Ton Pentre: Goal, Percival; backs, J. Jones and Pimsall; half-backs, J. Williams, W. Jones, and A. Evans; forwards, Roberts, Reed, Fyfe, T. ■ Davies, and Parry. Kingston Rovers: Goal, Moss; backs, Smith and Hart; half-backs, Fudge, Livet, and Pad- field; forwards, Babbage, Worlook, Spring, Woolacott, and Burton. Referee, J Thomas (Bristol). Half-time score: Goals. T?ni Pentre -.? ? 0'6" 6 Kingawood IWvem 1 I
TRIAL AT NELSON I Nelson Soccer Club had an interesting trial to-day, and, judging by the Tiumbe-r of sturdy players who entered the field, the prosgpects of a successful season axe exceedingly bright, and it will be no easy matter for the com- mittee to select their team.
BARRY DOCK ALBIONS V. CARDIFF OITY. This content took place on the Buttrills, Barry, this: afternoon, in a continuous down- pour of rain. The Albions commenced with the slope in their tovour, and were soon given a penalty, E. Westall Bcoring with the kick. Short-Iy afterwards W. Price placed the hom, sters two all. The citizens then got away, and H. Evans, defeating the Barry baoks, neatly netted. The weather being so wet it was agreed to proceed without an interval, and it was not long before Evans put Cardiff 'City level, the same player adding the third goal shottly afterwards. For some time the j Albions were hemmed in, the Oairdiffians being more active, but a breakaway by the homesters resulted in W. PTice Fe?iatoring the equalising point just before the end. Final score: Goals Barry Dock Albions 3 Cardiff City 3
English League Matches At Roker Park in fine weother, before 12,COO spectators. The play was bright, and there was little to choose between the teams. Roose was first called upon, and he saved several shots, putting one over the bar from Piatt. M'Brjde was also oalled upon several times, and was not found wanting. Close on half-time Holley scored from a, penalty and Danson equalised in the last moment.
EVERTON V. TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS. At Goodason Park, before 20,000 spectators, in dull weather. Everton were at full strength, with the exception that Mountford played for Tuirner, injured. The 'Spurs had their full strength. At tlhe opening play was even, but Everton were the first to feel the pressure. The backs were safe, however. Everton then attacked, and Boreham salved grandly from Young. Later Middlemiss scored for the 'Spurs, and White equalised. Young scored the second for Everton. Inter- val Everton two goals; 'Spurs, one goal.
CHELSEA V. LIVERPOOL. At Chelsea in fine, dull weather, before 30,000 spectators. Ormiston Lincoln replaced Birnie at centre half for Chelsea, who had much the b-ettea of the opening play. From a pass by Warren, Windridge scored after eight minutes. Hewitt equalised after twenty minutes from a centre by Goddard, but ten minutes later Hilsdon was badly fouled by Chorlton in the penalty area. and himself isoored. Interval, Chelsea, 2; Liverpool, 1.
Results at a Glance I I I RUGBY. I Ha- '-time: Devonport Albion, S pooints; I Bridgend, nil. Leicester, 11 points; Stratford-on-Avon, nil. Halt-time score G. T. P ts. I Neath District. 0 2 6 Neath 0 13 1
ASSOCIATION. I HALF-TIME SCORES: Notts Forest, 1; Noootts Ounty, 0. Sunderland, 1; Preston, 1. Derby, 2; Burnley, 1. Blackpooood, 1; Wolverhampton, 0. Everton ,o 2; Tottenham, 1. Chelsea., Liverpool, 1. Manchester United, 1; Bury, 0. Sheffield Wednesday, l; Middlesbrough, 1. Woolwich, 0; Sheffield TTnited, 0. Birmingham, 1; Oldham, 0. Clapton, 1; GainRborouail, 0. Final score: Goals. Mardy 8 Paulton 0 Half-time score: Goals. Treha.ms 1 13,a,rry Dist,.rict 1
SOCCER GOSSIP. I Evan Jones Makes His Debut I Evan Jones, of Aberdare, made his debut as centre forward for Chelsea, against Fulham on Wednesday last, and remarkably well did he acquit himself. Hie handling of the team of his adoption was skilful, and hie B'hooting was deadly; in (fact, his work fwas responsible for the 5 goals to 3 victory which Ohelsea achieved. Jones's form made a great impres- sion on the officials of the club and the spec- ianid hiis future doings with Chelsea will be watcihed' with interest.
Progress at Brithdir. I Although the present Soccer club was only I inaugurated two seasons ago, much progress I has been made. Owing to so many players offering their services, it is decided this season to run two teams in the second and third divisions of the Glaimorgan league. An old player in the person of Mr. Tom Davies has been selected as chairman, and a hard- working secretary in MT. A. Chard, who was I un.animou,sly re-elected. A fair measure of success is predicted.
Gilfach's Two Teams. I Although up to a certain point Gilfach went strongly last season, their displays in the closing stages, chiefly owing to tho apathy of some of the memffiers, redl a-way oooeddefnajbly, while the finanees finished up on the wrong side. This season, howen-er, a second. team will be run, whaoh, it is antici- pated, will assist in producing fresh, talent for the first team, and also crea-te more interest among the members generally. A new hon. secretary in Mr. D. J. Daivia has beeai'-a.BDoimSed.
RUGBY. I At Biaenau Gwent. I The Biaenau Gwent club are looking for- ward to a very tiiocessful season. The tol- lowiiig officers have been elected:—President, I .Mr. Patey; <•iiairma.ii, Mr. J. Burn-is (re ielected); vice-chairman, Mx. Hadyii Wil- liams; captain, Mr. Jack Baker (re-elected; viioecaiptain, Mr. A. Button; treasurer, Mr. J. Powell; club tsecretary, Mr. Marshall Nash, Alexandra-road, Abertiilery; corresponding secretary, Mr. Tom Powell, 40, Biaenau Gwent, Cwmtillery. The club has tried hard to secure a better ground, but being unsuc- cessful have s-et to -work to improve the ground used last season, which has now been extended something like 20 yards. The fix- tures, though not complete, include Aber- tiilery premiers and Blaenavon, and also some of the best teams in the Monmouth- shire Valleys League (Division I). An excel- lent tour for liastertide has also been arranged. All last season's players are avail- I able, in additioni to some young blood.
I Cardiff Gossip. I All last season's players are again avail- able, and the team in all probability has a most successful season before it. K. 1'. Gabe has spent the major portion of his holidays at Aoerystwyth and his old home, Llangenneeh. He returned home to- day. Gabe's knee is thoroughly sound at present, and as he fully intends to take the field in the early matches, all Cardiffians I sincerely hope that he will reproduce his form of past years. I The rumour has gained cossiderable cur- rency that Percy Bush will not play regu- larly now that he has sot been re-elected captain. This is absurd. "P.F.B." has too strong a feeling of regard for Johnsy Wil- liam-s to show any such sort of indifference j to the club's success. As a matt43r of fact, the brilliant ex-captain has taken his rejec- tion in the most sportsmanlike spirit imagi- nable. H. B. Winfield is a certain player again. this season, so that the blue and blacks will still be well off for full-backs, beca,use Frank Wood, the captain of the reserves, and Bobby Williams will also be available. Tom Evans's low position in the voting for the leadership of the reserves was not quite expected. He is such a popular young player and shows such promise that it was thought he would have done very much better. Still, at his age he can afford to b,-t r. Stil ￼ i? or honolirs wait a bit for honours Cardiff's regular back division this season is likely to beHalf-ba-cks, W L. Morgan and P. F. Bush; three-quarter backs, II. A. Gibbs, W. Spiller, R. T. Gabe, and J. L. Wil- liams; and full-back, H. B. Winfield.
f Pontypridd's Position. I Undaunted by a disastrous season last year, the Pontypridd Club is bent upon making a determined effort to retrieve its fortunes in the coming season. It is felt that last year football in the Ehondda metropolis must have reached its lowest ebb, and a flow of the tide may now be confidently anticipated. At any rate, a fair list of fixtures has now been contemplated, and most of last year's players are available. From what can now be seen much will depend upon the way that the team will be able to acquit itself at the start, as last year's collapse is attributed very materially to the indifferent display shown in the earlier part of the season. For more than one reason a good start will, it is believed, make all the difference in the world, as there are, undoubtedly, some gooa players available, if only the organisa- tion can reach a respectable position in football oircles. Amongst others, Roy M'Gregor is, it is stated, prepared to give a. helping hand if there is any chance of the proap-ects getting brighter, and the name M'Gregor in it.self is one to be conjured with in the locality. j On the whole, therefore, Pontypridd is by no means despondent, although after last year's experiences the situation is not one which is by any means free of misgivings. That the club is somewhat crippled goes with- out saying, but signs are not ,altogether wanting that in the coming season we may see a. revival of football, and that with a fair I amount of luck "Ponty" will regain the posi- tion which it held a few years ago.
-Penygraig Looking Up. I The Penygraig club, the senior Rugby team I in the Rhondda, commences the season with enthusiastic support. Last season was a crucial one in the history of the club. Not only had they to contend with a strong Korthern Union organisation, but they had no ground to play upon, and after the latter difficulty was surmounted, the ground proved very unsuitable, and the standard of play greatly deteriorated. This season they have secured, at great expense, the Mid-llhondda Athletic Ground, and it is expected that the tide will now with them once again. They will have some difficulty in finding players, as a large number of the younger men have signed Northern Union forms. I
London Welsh Rugby. I i The Rev. Tom Williams, from Llanelly, is j the only new arrival of any not, in London Welsh Rugby circles, but Dr. Tom Lloyd is likely to be a regular member of the team. For the half-back posiitioin.s it is hoped that both the Llanelly boy.s-Vivi,an and Evans— and Charlie .Rowlands, will be available. It is at forward, the Lomdon club is per- plexed. Since the close of last season, Jack Williams and Harding have left the.country, wtoiile Clay and Captain Jenkins persist in saying that they will not play again. "( To lose four such players is a, terrible hLow. Otherwise, the team will be much as Last year. Maddooks is now captain, end his personality counts for much. Bert Evane, too, may be a regular forward. Mr. Ack Llewellin hopes to have a strong fifteen to put against the London team for the II opening event on September 18, when the visitors aire to be entertained at a banquet I and concert after the match.
The Lilywhites. I The prospects of the Lilywhites are very bright, and they will thM season run as seconds to the Biaenau Gwent club, and shouLd be able to supply the Gwe?Mtea with eome very g?Md players. The Wywhites are in a few- weeks due to play Garn Rovers in the final for the Western Valleys Old Boy;" League, and are expected to make a bold fight for the coveted championship. The fol- lowing are the office re electedPresident, Councillor E. James Williams; vice-presi- dents, Messite. G. G. Gunter and Fahy; chair- man, Mr. D. Powell; captain, Mr. Jack Jones; treasurer, Mr. E. Williams; hon. secretary, Mr. GwiLym B. Watkins, Tydauywal, Cwm- ti'lery. Good fixtures ha-ve been arranged, ,and the team will again compete in the old boys' competition. E?erythimg tends towards a. most su&Sful season.
Ebbw Vale N.U. Want New Blood." There is every reason to believe that the Ebbw Vale Northern Union Club, who enter upon their third year of existence, are going to have a prosperous season. The fixture- list includes ten Northern teams, in which figure Oldiham, Warrington, Wakefield Trinity, Batley, Bradford, and Broughton Rangers. The cause of anxiety at the oommencement of the season is in regard to the strength of the team. Judging by the trial match there is but little new talent to seleot from. True, the whole, or practically so, of the old players are again available, but there is room for new and younger blood, especially among the forwards. Chick Jenkins, Henry Smith, Llewellyn, Higgins, Harvey, and "Shiglo" Thomas will again be a-vailable in the baok division, and in all probabilty Dai Davies will again act as ouswdian, The mainstay of the forwards will be J. Foley, O. Burgliam, Geo. Hitchings, Eustace, Saunders, Edmunds, Griff Johns, Brown, and Wflite. Mr. Windsor James has been elected chair- man of the directors, a position to which he is cmipably suited. Mr. W. M. Evans, one of the pioneers of the prof-essio-nal game in Wales, has relinquished the position of sec- retary, and Mr. E. Carter has been appointed as corresponding secretary, and Mr. B. Worth- graves as financial secretary.
What Llanelly Wants. I The Llanelly team have taken the first, step towards securing a. successful season by appointing a very ^popular player as cap- tain. Jack Auckland, who will skipper the soarlets during the coming winter, is one of the best known footballers in the Principa- lity, and lie a-ssumes the captaincy for the second time by the unanimous nomination of the playing members of the club, which was enthusiastically endorsed at the annual meeting. Himself a very clever forward, Auckland will set his team a. fine example in attention to trailnidg requirements, re- garding this as essential to success. There does not appear to be any great amount of new talent available for the coming season, and the team, as fa ras can now be seen, will be almost identical in personnel with that which sported the scarlet jersey last winter. It is noteworthy, however, that a second fifteen has now been formed from the yanks. > of the Hospital Eangers. This smart juniro organisation has for several seasons been looked upon as a nursery for the firsts, and its value in this direction has been great. The scarlets look like being very well off for forwards. In fact, there will be a kee nfight for places in the eight. A pack composed of men like Auckland, Tom Evans, Watts, W. J. Thomas, Staoey, Isaac Lewis, L. Howell, and Owen will take some beating. Behind the serum, Arnold will again be the shining light. He was the pivot upon which the team turned last season, and it is satisfac- tory to know that he will once again be available. It will be necessary, however, to find for him a smart sroum worker if his brilliant aggressive tactics are to be pro- perly utilised. There is also room for a aentre three-quarter of first-class ability. This was one of the weak spots of the teaita last season. Several men were tried in several important matches, but none were conspicuously successful. On the wimlg, Handel Richards, who made such a brilliant debut against the Wallabies, is likely to re- appear. This speedy three-quarter is ,possessed of outstanding ability, and his retirement so soon after the Wallabies match was generally deplored. The scatlets are also in want of a reliable custodian, this 3Ia.gin being the department in which the team suffered by chopping and changing. Taken altogether, the prospects of the team • -wee, distinctly, .good. There are. it must, admitted, several weak spots in the probable team, but these niay be suitably filled up as I the season advances.
Abergavenny Improvement. I The fact that the four A's—Abergavenny Amateur Athletic ;Associatian—have taken the football clubs under their wing has brought about a great improvement in the fixture list of both the Rugby and Associa- tion sides. There is every prospect of a good season. A large number of the players were given a trial match last Saturday, and they sha,ped well. Mr. H. Cossens is the captain of the team. He is a native of Monmouth, and a, son of Alderman Cossens of th at town. He was educated at Monmouth Grammar School. He has played for his school and for Abergavenny during the l.a.st three sea- sons as forward. In London he has played for the Shandon Club at Muswell Hill, also for the Leytonstone first team. He stands 5ft. 9in., and his weight is 13st. Mr. W. Wil- liams is the match secretary.
Abercarn and Finance. I The secretary cf the Abercarn Club, Mr. A. J. Jones, regards the prospects as very bright. The team is expected to be strengthened, and fixtures have been arranged with some very good teams. A hope is expressed that the trouble at the Prince of Wales' Colliery will soon be settled. as it would make a biD" difference to the club financially if continued.
Bream. Rugby at Bream has a rosy outlook. The club is very fortunate in having J. Baker as skipper for the third year in succession. He will again have as his vice-captain E. Kilby, who is not new to the position. With one or two exceptions, practically all last season's players are available, but as there is an abundance of young blood in the district the committee do not anticipate any difficulty. Mr. A. Jones continues at the head of the exchequer, but the secretarial position' will be filled by Mr. H. A. Moree. The fixture list is hardly as good as that of last season, but it gives great pleasure to the villagers to once again oppose Cinder ford, after an ahsence of a couple of seasons. New clubs to be met are Bargoed, Rhymney, Aberbargoed, Gloucester Old Boys, and Panteg. The junior Rugby team, the Harlequins, are again expected to go strong.
Blaina Complains. I Nearly .all the old players are available I for Blaina, and some new faces will be seen. Most of the young players have been train- t ing during the summer, and no doubt will give a good account of themselves. The offi- cials complain that the financial support they have received up to date from the town has fallen short of what it was in previous seasons.
Cinderford Cheerful The prospects of the Cinderford club are most satisfactory, A splendid list of fixtures has been arranged. Home and home matches will, as usual, be played :with Gloucester, Stroud. Bristol, Cheltenham, and all the best teams in the county; whilst away matches have been arranged with Devonport Albion, Leicester, Plymouth, Pontypool, Bridgwater, and Chepstow. The club will aliso be able to draw young and able players from two or three strong junior clubs in the neighbour- hood, including the Harlequins, White Rose, and Ruspidge. Nearly all of last season's players are available, under Captain Jack Hyndman. Mr. F. Dykins is again lion, secre- tary and Mr. S. Rawlineon treasurer, Mr. G. Jones being hon. secretary of the second team, for whom a strong fixture list has been arranged.
Cullis and Cwmcarn. Cwmcarn expects to have a very good team this season. They have the promise of several fine players, and the old -veteran (Tom Cullis) will again turn out. The team should be stronger than ever. It is affiliated with the Monmouthshire Senior League.
Caerphilly Ground Problem Caerphilly 'Harriers are represented by the following officers:—Chairman. Mr. D. J. Wil- liams, (last season's ohaiirma;n of the senior ohib): captain, Mr. Jack Lewis ("Pep"); an-d secretary. Mr. Moses Norton. Up to the time of writing the negotiations for a playing ground had not proved successful.
Newbridge Strengthened I Newbridge, who headed the Western Valleys Leag-ue last season, will play this season in the senior division. Practically the whole of last year's players are available, and the team will be greatly strengthened by the addition of Frank Andrews (who last season assisted Crumlin), Evan Reeves (Cross Keyts), Neat (Cheltenham), and Edge (Abercarn). The committee have decided to run a second team, and this should prove a good nursery for the seniors. The principal officials are: -Clia,irma-n, Mr. Allen Salter; vice-chairman. Mr. Harry Hoare; treasurer, Mr. Stanley. Jones; liecretary, Mr. W. Williams; trainers, Messrs. M. Davies and Tom Pfing; treasurer Second XV., Mr. Tom Rees: 6ecreary, Mr. George Powell; captain. Brinley Jones; vice- captain, WiUiam Price. A ,trong committee, consisting of the following, has been selected: —Messrs. C. Chorley, C. Evans, Evan Harris, D. W. Jones, J. A. J?nes. William Lewis, A. Lewis, A. J. Williams, J. Jones. Gorg& Brace, D. J. Davies, Tom Kins?y, &eor?e Powell, R. Carey, J. Purnell, Richard Grimths. and Tom Rees.
I Risca United. I There is a good time in store for lovers of the Rugger code at Risca. Secretary Arthur Williams has arranged a very interesting fixture-list. The United have also made an excellent start. They have elected one of the most popular players in Risca as their cap- tain in the person of Billie Davies. He is not a giant in size, but one of the most energetic players in the Western Valleys. They all love Billie Davies, From Risca to the Pole; They crowd to see him scoring Right underneath the goal. He is a mighty runner And very keen on work; Jack Booth will give a sovereign If e'er you see him shirk. < The other officers are: Treasurer, Mr. John Booth; trainer, Mr. Henry Wallace.
Pontardawe's Bigger Name." I me coming %ason ought to be a, very successful one for the Pont&rda?e Rugby team, the only trouble being that of findingl, a new ground. The club will be obliged to speculate on a new ground, as the old one is to be use4 for the erection of works. The fixture list is a good one, and home and home matches have been arranged with Swansea, Llanelly, and Aberavon, and these teams ought to draw good gates. Several new players will be tried, with the object of introducing yexung blood. Mr. Tom Lewis, skipper of the team, believes that if the players keep together they will make a bigger name for thems-eilves than they did last season. They have last season's ground record to look after, and that will be an encouragement.
I Dinas Powis Re-constructed. iin-e lnnias Powis team this year will be one of more or less an experimental order. The old team ceases to exist, owing' to a number of last year's players being unable to again turn out. This season's oombina- tion, therefore, will consiat of the cream of what was formerly known as the St. Andrew's team and the few remaining players of the Diinas Powis team of previous years. The fixture-list has, of course, owing to this been consider,a,bly re-constructed, and is now com- posed of the leading fixtures of the old St. Andrew's duib and those of the former Dinas Powis olu:b, with the most "dangerous" clubs |struck out. The new fifteen include some lively youngsters, and, with W. Hooson, one of the most valuable players of the old Dinas Powis club, should have a good season before them.
I Chepstow Club's Deficiency. Chepstow should have a good season, although the statement of accounts showed a deficiency of about E. C. Curre has been re-elected president, Mr. W. Hobbs hon. secretary, Mr. J. E. G. Lawrence hon. treasurer, and Mr. E. Spencer captain. Messrs. W. Hobbs and R. Quinston are delegatee to the Welsh LWby Union.
Crumlin's Special Effort. crumlin Rugbyites antlicipate an excellent season. The club has been re-organised, and strong efforts are being made to raise the standa-rd of play, so that next season appli- cation may be made for admission to the senior league. This season the club is affiliated to the Welsh Union. An excellent list of fixtures has been arranged by Mr. George Tillings, the old Abertillery player and one of the founders of the 'Tillery club. The list includes matches with Pill Harriers, Blaina, Cross Keys, Abertillery, Stroud, and Grangetown. Almost the whole of last sea- son's players are available, and a trial has been given to a. number of promising young players. Capel Thomas has been elected cap- tain and T. Browning vice-captain. ()ui With these players in charge the team should do well. The principal officials are:-Pre.-id,eii t, Mr. D. F. Pritchard; chairman of committee, Mr. James Clifford; vice-chairman, Mr. E. Davies; treasurer, Mr. Dai Evans; secretary, Mr. George Tillings; assistant secretary, Mr. W. Eboimpsiortii; and committee, Messrs. W. k Griffin, R. Porter, J. H&mes, J. Kenvyn, J. ra t,'I l, rd, T. Hunt, S. Clifford, W. White, J Harris, S. Griffiths, T. Curmick, W. Davies! W. Hall, George Pitt, anid A. Hayward.
Blaenavon. A practice was arranged for Saturday last, but only a couple of players tu.rned out, with no prominent new blood, and indulged in a kick-about. If the time of finishing work at the collieries can be axrranged for an earlier hour than three o'clock then everything will go on well, but if three o'clock is to be the time to finish the prospects of carrying the club on wiU be remote.
Keefe for Talywain. The Talywain Football Club has every prospect before it of a good season, as the whole of last season's Players are again available, and there is a likelihood of Keeffe, who left for Blaenavon last season, returning ajid taking up the captaincy. Mr. P. H. Jones has been re-elected president.
f, Split at Monmouth I ILT-he prosp" for Monm?u? are black. The annual meeting w'a?* ?dvertMed to take place Last Satuxday night, bM only three or F-O.XV =e="M URMAA up, and, ?COWOC no business was done. It is understood that I there has been a split in the club, which is I without a captain or treasurer.
Treorky's New Committee 1 JVotwitnstanding many adverse cucujjj- stances at Treorky last season, the abandon- ment of matches through bad weather at the latter end of the year, and teams, turning up so late that many games ended almost in darkness, a couple of really good gates at the close levelled up the finances, and the club was freed from cftbt. In the present I season the club starts with an entirely new committee-. Mr. Pieile, M.E., will act as pre- I sident; the patrons are County Councillor I Tom Jones, Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Tribe, and Mr. W. T. Jones, J.P., the secretary Mr. Morgan Harris, and treasurer Mr. William Howells. A number of new players have l joined, and all the old etaJwarts remain, including William Morgan (captain), Att- wood. Chris. Evans, J. Mars, J. Jones. J. Scbofield, R. Wise, and D. Jones in the for- ward line; Daly James at full-back; J. W. Lewis, D. Elvans (Llan), Watt Evans, T. O. Jones, and probably Freddy Lewis (who has now settled down at Treorky) at three- quarter; and D. VV. Jones, J. Davies, and others (to be selected after the practice match) at half. The field has been kindly lent by Messrs. Burnyeat, Brown, and Co. The lateness of the re-organisation has left the fixture list at present incomplete, but matches have already been arranged with Neath, Bristol, Bridgend, Aberavon, Llanelly, and (league) Mountain Ash, Penygraig, Llwynypia, Pontypridd, and Maesteg.
PontypooL: I The two local fifteens turned out, fairly representative sides last Saturday, when a praotioe match was played, and, although very little new talent was seen. the few men who played proved themselves worthy of a second trial. Fortunately, the committee have practically the whole of last year's playing members to fall back upon, and if matters run smoothly there is no reason why Pontypool sli<)uld- not enjoy as prosperous a season as they have ever done. The ground has now been put into a thoroug-hly good state, being well drained and fenced off, and since an additional dressing-room has been erected visiting teams will find every convenience for the making of prepa,ratioll for the fray.
ASSOCIATION. I Abedare Thursday League I A new Thursday league has been formed at Aberdare for the coming season, a.nd a silver cup and two set-s of medaJs for the winners and runners-up have been offered by Mr. J. Kelly, Abea-dare, while Mr. H. M'Laren, Aberdare, has made a similar otter. Dr. Rhys., Aberdare, is the president, Mr. Jenkin Howell secretary, and Mr. J. A. Evans treasurer. Up to the present eight teams have entered, viz., Aberdare, Merthyr, Dow- lais, TrehaTris, Ton Pentre, Treorky, Ponty- pridd Y.M.C.A, and Pontypridd Nomads. The list will be left open until the 11th irwst., When it is expected four more teams will j join.
Abergavenny in S W. League. I Mr. H. Bevan- is the captain of the Aber- gavenny Association team. He was born at Hereford in the year 1884. His height is 5ft. lOin. and his weight 1v.st. 121b. He was edu- cated at Hereford and played in the junior matches. H'e came to Abergavenny about six years ago, and has played for the town and t?e L. and :W.R. RaHway teams. He wl a-s also a hockey player, but has recently I given up the sticks for the leather. Now that the club has been taken over by the four "A's," there ip evei-y prospect of a successful season. The club has been very fortunate in being admitted into the first division of the South Wales league and also the first division of the Monmouthshire League. It is expected that first-class play will be wit- nessed on tihe Abergavenny Athletic Ground. It has been arranged that the club will visit Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock on Good Friday a'nd the following day.
Hugh Jones to Head Mardy. In common with the other senior clubs of S^ outh Wales, Mardy has been making various improvement to keep in line witn the great advance of the Soccer code in 'the district. The club has been turned into a limited com- pany, and the ground has been greatly improved to meet the requirements of the Western League. The great success of the' team last season has justified the committee in entering the Western League th1., year; and, although the expenses will be increased, it is confidently felt that there will be bigger gates, In anticipation of the more 'strenuous gumcs in this competition and the higher standard of play, the team has been greatly strengthened by the introduction of new, first- clacs players. In spite of all rumours of retirement, it is now certain that Hugh I Jones, the old internati_ onal, will once more lead the team, and. assisted by the beet of I the old brigade and by really first-class expo- nents in Latham (Bristol Rovers), Nash (Bristol City), Alden (Bath), Tite (Treharrks). I and Williams (Merthyr Town), Mardy is sure I to make a bold bid for the honours of the season.
Merthyr. I Merthyr Town opened their season's pro- gramme at &toke on Wednesday. Th? ras?lt from ?tok? was 'riYed in Merthyr on Wed- nesday nht with something akin to con- sternation, and it was thought that some- thing serious, must lttH happened. Further I details confirmed this, it being- found that I Merthyr lost the services of Wright-man in the first three minutes, and injuries were after- wardSslLstairioo by W. Davies and Pei^ber- ton. This .somewhat accounts for the heavy defeat and, in addition, Merthyr were up against a splendid team trained to the minute. Even the Stoke supporters were surprised and delighted at the display given by their men. Not many dubs will defeat Stoke this sea- son. For Merthyr, Daw, in goal, was a (hero, and gave a wonderful display, being re- peatedly applauded by a good sporting crowd Kelly and Churchill at half worked hard, but little could be done with a team minus three men. Mert,hyr Reserves commence the season with good prospects. They are backed up by a strong and enthusiastic committee, and have a large number of players to draw from.
New Tredegar's Recruits. I Everything- allgars well for a strong club I at New Trodegar this season. True, Jack Watkins, Hugh Kirkham, and Watty Lloyd have migrated to Cwmpark, but several pro- mising recruits are available in their places, and strong efforts are being made to place the club in a higher position even than last season, when they figured in the junior cup semi-final. The selected officials are:-(hair- man, Mjr. Tom Reed; treasurer, Mr. A. Samuel; and captain, George Stallaid I
Crumlin Fairly Bright." I The prospects of the Crumlin Association team are fairly bright. The team will again play on the Kay field, and the following officials have been clected:-Preeident, Mr. J J. Lewis; treasurer, Mr. A. J. Bowen; hon. secretaries, Messrs. W. D. Bees and E\-an Jen- kins; captain, Mr. W. Willis James, and vice- captain, Mr. S. G. White. A committee con- sisting of the following has been chosen: Messrs. Sidney Lewis, S. G. Beavan, W W. James, J. J. Lewis, William White, T. G. Harris, S. G. White, and J. W. C. Randall. 'Fixtures have been arranged with Blaina Panteg, Argoed, Pengam, and Llantarnam. The Wednesday team will play under the captaincy of Mr. Harry Holland, the vice- captain being Mr. J. Brammer. The secre- tary of the mid-week organisation is Mr. Edgar Brammer.
Caerphilly Junior Teams. f The Soccer code in Caerphilly is repre- sented by two clubs—the Church Lads' Bri- gade (of which Mr. Charles Morris is secre- tary, and Mr. Bleddyn James chairman) and the St. Martin's Church Cluib (whose secre- tary is Mr. J. H. G. Mitchell). The latter, however, have been unable to secure a field.
Troedrhiwfuwch's Misfortunes- I Troedrhiwfuwch, who gained third porli- tion last season, are this year making a great effort to win the league. For a small village it would be- difficult to find a. better class of players, and this season they have signed on a few of the best men from Abertysswg. Unfortunately, they ha.ve a ¡poor ground, and their headquarters are rather far a,way. There is every prospect of a siuccesstuil season.
I Pontlottyn's Aim. With the aid of some of Pontlottyn's old .Soccer supporters, this year a second division team toaf'been raised which bids fair to make a irnia,rk. Tjoii Jones is captain, alud Tom Davies ("Carpen-ter"), who played in such good form throughout last season for New Tredegar hats returned to his old love. Jim Thomas, who has played for Gilfach, New Tredegar, and Treharris, has also returned, whilst Arthur Magness has also signed on. Unfortunately, the committee were unable to procure a portion of the Mile Field for a playing ground; consequently, the Duffryn Field wiN have to be used and the fixtures arranged alternately between the town team and the Southend. The prospects are of the brightest, both from a financial and zpc>rting point of Aliew. The team has entered for the South Wales Junior Cup, which found a resting- place at Pontlottyn about five years ago. Lak.ilt eeiaacwi 'si Southend team, which was only delfeatoo twice during that time, ha-ve this year entered the third division of the Gla- morgan League. It would be difficult to find a batter captain It-lien Harry Browning.
Pontypridd Nomads. I I Mid-week Soocer in "Coalopolis" will have an .additional interest this season, as the Nomads have entered the Aberdare and Dis- trict Thursday League; also for the Glamora Cup and medals. Last season they scared over 100 goals against 30. The Nomads, or "Nuts" as they are styled by their opponents, have a strong amateur team. F. Rogers, Srst reserve amateur international last sea- son, is turning out, and some fine exposi- I irons of the Soccer code are in store for Poiitypriddians on their weekly half holiday at the Ynysyngharad Grounds, —
Return of Trelewis. I After a. lapse of several seasons, the old Trelewis olub has once more been resusci- tated, and strong first and second division teams have been formed. Mr. Jim Evans, an old Treharris player, has accepted the post of hon. secretory, which, together with the selection of a strong committee, should epeil ,si..return of the okl-time successes.
ESSEX V. AUSTRALIANS. THE OAME ABANDON" Jib. Rest:1t of cor respond iJig match in 1905:—Auetr&Uans, 156 and 319; Jfcsei, 107 and 164 for nine. A dr»wc game. Rain prevented this match being resumed at Levi on till four o'clock. Essex then resumed their second innings, but with the score raided to 75 without fur- ther loss rain came on again and the match was abandon.ed as a, draw. Scores:— ESSEX. FÜst innings. Second ins,. F. L- F. c Cotter. b '9 b O'Conr.ç;: ￼ O Connoj i9 bO'CoM<.r 0 O,Unnor 15 J. T. DougJas, b O'Connor.. 33 not out 15 Major Tiu-aer, c Cajter, b 32 O'Connor 0 not out 32 C. M'Gahey, b M'Cartnev 46 Rev. F. Gillingham c Cotter, b O'Connor 73 Carpenter, c Cotter, b M'Cartney 22 Reeves, b O'Coamor 20 ￼ Gibson, not ut 15 BUCkÐham, c CaaUr, b O'CoaBor. 10. ?oucg, U)w, b O'Connor. 0 Me^d, b Cotter o. ?xtrati. 25 Extras 10 Total 263 Total (1) 57 AUSTRALIANS. First innings. Second inninge. Carter, c Gibson, b Bucken- ham j, hitiy, h Young 2 Bardsley, c Douglas, b Buck- en ham gg Trumper, c Carpenter, b Young 71 RanHord Ibw b Reeves 40. G?gory, c Gibson, b Bucken- ?m. 0. M Cartney, b YouDg .J.?..J. 2. MAIiBt?r, not -t 27 Hopkins, ;Il++ 1.HH.HHH Cotter, b Douglas 1. O'Connor, b Douglas 1. Extras 14 TotaL 278
YORKSHIRE* V. M.C.C. Result of corresponding match laat year:—Yorkahire, 323 and 203 !or five (innings declared); M.C.C., 271 and 72 for no wicket. A drawn game. Owing to rain plav did not uLtJt at Scarborough to-day till one o'clock. Then the M.C.C., who over- sight had scored 2D7 for the loess of six wickets in their second attempt, continued their inninge. Relf and Tarrant batted well, and at the luncheon interval the ecore had been raised to 277 without further loss. Score M.O.C. First innings. Second inning. Tarrant, b HirEt 3 b Drake. 95 M. C. Bird, b Xcwstead 6 b Hirst 37 S. Day, c Hunter, b Xewetead 0 c Hirst, b New-stead 4 K. Hutcliings, lbw, b Rhodes.. 3.5 c Wilson, b Haigh 13 King, c Rothery, b Haigh. 45 c Wilkinson, b Haigh S W. B. Burns, b Jvewstead 0 b Xewstead 64 Hon. M. Herbert, b Newstead 3b Sewitead 0 A Relf, t c Newstead, b Rhodes 0 not out 52 Thompson, not out 15 not out 1 Bird, lb-w, b Rhodes 1 H. D. Leveson-Gower, b Haigh 1. Extras 9 Extras 24 Total 124 Total (7) 298 Second iiininge, declared closed. YORKSHIRE. First innings. Second Inninge. Rhode?, c and b Belf 101 c Relf, b Burns. 16 c Bird, b Burns 9 b Thompson 9 Denton, c Bird, b Burns 2 not out 33 Rotliery, c Bird, b Buriv 1 c Day, b Thompson. 6 Hiret, c and b Burns 0 not ( t. 2 Drake, b Burn<; .) Wilkinson, b Thompson 14 j Bat, c Thompson, b Relf.. 27 .New-stead, c Relf, b Thompson 21 Haigh, c King, b Belt 14 Hunter, not out 1 Extras. 10 Extras 0 Total 203 Total (3) 66
SUSSEX V. PLYMOUTH (MERTHYR). At Merthyr to-day. This match was delayed -ntii one o'clock. A start was then made, Plymouth-Mer- thyr goinp: in to bat, anui at the luncheon interval they had scored 30 without loss. During the interval heavy rain set in and the game had' to be abandoned. Score FLYMOUTH (MERTHYR). St.1.plton, not 4 tenfold, not out 25 Extras 1 Total (no wickct) 30 NEATH PEO.'S BENEFIT. Whittle, the Neath pro., will have a bene- fit match next Thursday, when Mr. Eocles' til even, will. meet Neath at the Gnoll. C. Taylor, a Warwickshire professional, is being tried at Ba.rry to-day in view of his en<gwgeom.e,nt to !Ila,t.h next .ago:n.
INEWPORT V. SWANSEA. In consequence 01 the Dad state ot tne weather at Newport to-day, the above match could not be played. MATCHES ABANDONED. jsarry v.
Welsh Powderhall I RAIN CAUSES POSTPONEMENT Bain fell in torrents at Pontypridd this afternoon, and it was td-ocided by the pro- moters that owing- to the (heavy state of the ground it would be inadvisable to go on with the preliminary heats of the Welsh Powder- hall, and, in consequence, the meeting was postponed iiiitil Monday and Tuesday after- noons next, the tfurst events on eaoh day being timed ito start at 4.50. The prelimi- nary heats will be irun on Monday, and the serai-finals and finals on Tuesday.
Wedding Romance b "MAXIM CIRL" AS PRINCE'S BRIDE I Widespread interest has been aroused by the report of the romantic marriage of Count Ctetheim and Mme. Penola Lottero, which, as the Evening Express stated yesterday, took place quietly oil Thursday afternoon at the registry office in St. George's, Hanover-square. As eldest son and late heir-presumptive to Grand Duke William of Saxe-Weimar, the young count was well known in London, ■y^ere he. has often stayed. Some mystery, however, veiled the identity of his beautiful bride. This mystery was cleared up by a London contemporary. As Wanda Zattei's. Mme. Wanda, Paula j Lottero was for many months one of the chief Maxim Girls" in The Merry Widow." She came to uis about five months ag" said one of Mr. George Edwardes* assistance to a press repreeentat-ive at Daly's Theatre, yesterday, and thoiugti she had never been on the stage before or had any previous theatrical training, she impnessed Mr. Edwardes so much tlhat she was engaged ait once. Her part was tlhat of a 'sihow-¡p.rt,' and as one of the Maxim Girls' in the last 8d. she was seen to great advantage. She had no actual lines to speak, but the part needed playing, for all that, and she played it remarkably well. "I knew nothing of her engagement or marriage until I read the announcement of the latter in the press this morning, but I should have been surprised only if Mme. Lottero had not made some deep impression somewhere. She was tall, clever, and extremely good- looking, but her greatest charm was undoubtedly her manner, which was remark- ably genial and attractive. "Though quite young, the was mu-ch-tra- velled, and spoke English with the faintest Southern French accent, though Italy, I believe, is really her home." From a personal friend of the brajje the pressman learnt that the count, first met Mine. Paula. abroad, where, hearing she was desirous of going on the stage in England, he exerciijed his influer" to help her. Casual acquaintance soon ripened into warmer feelings. The count followed 'her to London, presented her with the lease of a furnished house in Motcombe-street, W., for the season, and then finally prevailed on her to marry.
SALE OF WATERLOO RELICS I In tlhe Brussels notaries' public salerooms yesterday the sale by auction of the Water- loo Museum and hotel took plaoe before a numerous company. The fact, however, that the sale was held in Brussels and not at Waterloo deprived the scene of much of its picturesqueness. Nevertheless, the sale had been eagerly expected, and it had been thoug-ht until the last minute that an inter- vention, either from the Belgian Govern- ment or from one of the French societies which represent the last defenders of the Napoleonic tradition, would prevent a sale. This, however, was not the case, and at yes- terday's bidding, which was only preliminary, there was an offer of 175,000f ( £ 7,000) for the museum and its relics, and ltfi.OOOf ( £ 5,000) for the hotel. The offer for the hotel was made by a hotel-keeper of Brussels, and the other bid was by a Brussels gentleman whose name is not given. The final bidding will take place on October 5, unless something unforeseen occurs. It is generally admitted that the disappearance of the museum is very unfortunate, as it does away with the only authentic visual testimony of the giga-ntio &tr uggie of 1815.
Monday's Big Fight MEN TO WEIGH-IN AT 'EXPRESS' OFFICE The officia,l weighing ceremony for Mon- day's big fight at Mountain Ash, between Fred Welsh and Joe Fletcher, of Camber- well,, will take place at theg "Evening Express" offices in the afternoon. Admis- sion, as on the ocoasion of Piet's weigh-in, will be limited to those immediately con- oerned, and for this purpose tickets have been issued. The Welsh v. Fletcher match on Monday should prove one of the best seen in vValeê for many a long year. Joe Fletcher is no novice at the game, and should extend Welsh to the utmost. It is to be hoped (writes a correspondent) that the men will enter the ring punctually, so as to make matters convenient to all present. Whilst on the subject of boxing, I should like to ask, "Cannot something be donc to encourage the heavy-weights ? It is about time Britain provided a champion in this class.
TO-DAY'S RACING. KEMPTON PARK 0-The HALLIFOBD SALE PLATE of 300 sovs; the second to receive 10 so vs. One mile, on the Jubilee Course. a 7 6 Mr R Wootton's Japaa 6 Wootton 1 3 7 6 Capt Forester's Jet F Wootton 2 a 8 7 Mr L .Robinson'g lioseate Dawn .D Maber 3 5 8 0 Mr J Parkinson's Dive Thompson 0 5 7 11 Mr LaJiglande't, Athlete Trirg 0 5 7 11 Mr A Spalding's Wanda hi Wal Griggs 0 5 7 6 Mr it Tyler's Avenger .Lea 0 3 7 3 Mr W M Singer's Grimepound .Fox 0 Winner trained by owner. Betting—5 to 4 aget Jet, 5 to 1 apt Roseate Dawn, 15 to 2 agst Avenger, 10 to 1 agst Ja-pan, and 20 to 1 aget any other. Wen by a short head; two lengths betweon the eownd and third. Grimepound was fourth, Wanda III. fifth, Athlete tixth, and Dive last throughout. (Race darted at 2.8.) Japan A-at- bought in for 160gb. 9 '>A—The WATERLOO SELLING NUR ?*OU SERY HANDICAP of 250 sots; the second to receive 10 sovs. Five furlongs, on the Straight Course. 5 4 Mr \V Foroos's Maggie, Mav Sax by 1 712 Mr P Xelke's Woodland Maid S "Wootton 2 8 6 Lord Carnarvon's Ave Aye t Wootton5 ? 13 Lody de Bathe's Tappertit .&<1gro\'e 0 8 12 Mr G Edwarda?'ii Am .Colbert G 8 8 Lord Wolverton's Walter Tyrril D Maber0 I 8 5 31r X Jennings's Obscurity colt Keeble 0 8 4 Mr Tatem'i Green Wood Reea 0 I d 4 Mr E Dresden's Alone .Wal Gngg" v 8 3 Major Edwards's Video .t<Jx fl 2 Mr Jarvie'b Count Oso .Will Griggs0 8 1 Captain Homfray's Bloom Iiiggb0 8 0 Mr 1' Cosetts's Toschv Trigg0 8 0 Mr A Wtigg's Fairlight .Watt8 0 712 Mr T Cannon's Howl .Eat 0 712 Mr H 1' Whitney's Littoral .Martin 0 7 11 Mr Grww.ide- ildame's Ben ihie filly F Templem&n 0 7 10 Mr T Corns's Roval Salvo .Bowley 0 7 10 Mr H S Goodfon's Caifeiue Piper 0 7 9 Mr J Tait's Beetle colt Evans 0 7 7 Sir E Cartel's La Mousse Rinptead0 W inner trained by Barling. Betting—9 to 2 agist Bloom, 7 to 1 agst Walter Tyr- ?1, 8 to 1 a?t Aye Aye, 100 to 12 a?st Maggie Stay, ?0 to 1 each agot Oœcurity colt, Tappertit, and Wood- land Maid, and 30 to 1 agst any other. Won by half a length; a neck between the tecoixl and third. Toschy was fourth, Count Oso fifth, Lit- toral sixth, and Beetle filly last, except Bloom. (Race started at 2.38.) 0 A—The EARLSFIELD HANDICAP of Ù. M sovs; the second to receive 20 sovs. One mile, on the Jubilee Course. 367 Mr V P Misa's -Spi?eDard Eecott 1 4713 %,ix X \ll:8 .sXe F 4 6 7 Mr C F oung'o Alaric Evans 3 4 8 7 Mr H Lytharrrs Seaiiam S Wootton 0 1 Ii Mr fFL:;I:1Jaet"Ä';lser: 6 8 1 Mr G T Fluck's Ampeiion Wal Griggs 0 4 7 9 Mr E Co-hen 'f Marcnesa .r'ox 0 3 7 11 Mr H P Whitney's Seacliff .Ma.rtin 0 3 7 5 Sir K Oaasel's Diagnosis .Keeble 0 6 6 9 Mr E A igan's at Marceaux Williams 0 W inner trained by tfecott. Betting—6 to 4 aget Aubergine, 3 to 1 aget Spnke- nard, 8 to 1 agst Diagnose, 10 to 1 agst 8eacl líI 100 to 8 each agtst Ampeiion and Alaric, a^Hi 20 to 1 agst any other. I Won by two lengths; the eaaie distance between the second and ffcird. Seaclirt was I otlr tit, Velvet fifth. Diagnosis eixth. Ampeiion seventh, and Sealiaiii next. (Race started at 3.0.) Mf. Wigan declared to win with Aubergine. I '->A A BREEDERS' FOAL PLATE of ￼ 1.? ews; the second to receive M sovs. Six furlongs, on the Straight Course. 8 0 Lord Rosebery's tionsy Beee Higgf! I 8 5 Mr J B ''?'? ?'qu? Wal Griggs 2 8 12 Lord Lbury? Kalvemor R=(421 3 9 ￼ A l?et'M Prmce Rupert 6.-xya ? 8 0 Mwr r Pureloy s Floriculture F Wootton 0 710 Chev GmiUreUi^ 6Lar of Xapiee H Martin 0 7 8 Lord H de Walden's Faxraafore Trigg 0 "inner trained by Daxling. Betting—5 to 4 agst Pasquita, 4 to 1 a Floricul- ture, 6 to 1 each agst Prince llupeit and Sonty Beos, 100 to 12 agst Farranfore, 10 to 1 aget Kalvemcr, and 20 to 1 agct Star of Naples. Won by half a, length; a neck between the second and third. Prince Rupert was fourth, Farranfore fifth, with Stax of Naples always last. (Race started at 3.33.) • A O-The SEPTEMBER NURSERY HAN- DICAP of 300 sovs; the second to receive 20 sovs. Seven furlongs, on the Jubilee Oourae. 7 9 Lord Carnarvon's Munita F Woottpn 1 6 6 Sir A Johnstone's Cfirisltine GriggB 2 8 12 Mr G A Riplsy'e Amadeua Duller 3 9 0 Mr C Carroll's Troubled A,a,te,.s Higg.0 8 5 Mr H P Whitney's Blue Girl colt .Martin 0 8 4 Baron -Riclrthofen's Florl Fox 0 8 3 Mr H Lytham'6 Xiatawah S Wootton 0 8 1 Mr V P 4im's Dutch Courage .0 Eæott 0 81Mr RJeffrey's Lee Ormee Tri«e 0 à .Ï ￼ ? FalMir'h ^Nun Appieton Bia?tead 0 Wints C 1 1 J1? 1 Mr A M-It',s A.i w 7 0 Mr P Xelke's Modena 'A Via 0 7 6 Mr A E Bowen's Riparian .Bol'I'ley 0 Winner trained by R C Daweon Betting-5 to 2 agst Manila, 8 to 1 a^st DucMeB Chris-tine, and 100 to 7 aget Amadeus. ￼ ￼ REGULATION PLATE of 120 .a SOVS; the second to receive 10 sovs. One mile and a half. 4 & 9 Sir W Cooper'« Carlowitz .Saxbv 1 3 -7 11 Duke of Portland's Ourzola EsLrl 2 3 5 C r^,w*on'a Shampoo F Wootton 3 a. 6 d 13 Mr Farquhailsonlo Mallard 11.Fox 0 Winner trained by Daviee. Betting—6 to 4 agst Oirlowitz ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS THIS MORNING. Flower Saint, Athlete, Avenger, Japan, Grims- i pound, Howl, Beetle eoit, Seaharn, .Spikenard, Alaric, Pasquita, Amadeui, Matawa.h, and Dutch Courage.
OFFICIAL STARTING PRIC E8 As Published In the Racing Calendar and Sportsman, KEMPTON PARK MEETING. Sale Plate (8).—Japan, 10 to l agst; Jet, 5 to 4 ag- Roseate Dawn, 3 to 1 agst. Waterloo Nursery (21).—Maggie May, 100 to 12 agst; Woodland Maid, 10 to 1 aget; Aye Ave, 8 to 1 aget' Earlsfield Handicap (10;.—Spikenard, 3 to 1 a.gst; Aubergine, 6 to 4 agst; Alaric, 100 to 8 aget. Foal Plate O).-Son 6 to 1 agst; PllEquita., 5 to 4 agist. September Nursery (14).-Munita., 5 to 2 8S-st; Duchess Christine, 8 to 1 agst; Amadeue, 100 to 7 ag. Regulation Plate (4).-CartcAvitz, 6 to 4 agst.
NEWMARKET NOTES. I (FBOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) I NEWMARKET, Saturday. ST. LEGER GALLOPS. Minoru iK Jonee), a striding mile and a half, going well. IXRirierg, a afaniJax gallop, going moderately. GREAT YORKSHIRE HANDICAP WORK. Bashcutter, a good mile and a half. Nimiod stripped and went a good mile and a Quar- ter. PORTLAND HANDICAP SPINS. FaJIee Aagei and CTnder King, a fast five furlongs Glasgeiioc, a good five furlongs. TRIALS. Lain Moo's ABTISAN' (F Rickaby) easily defeated Sadlar'a Rtmera. Donyo, and Sabuk, over eeven fur- longs. H Sadler's OSYRUA beat Xerxes, Black Duchoes oolt, Little Liane, and Mits Fife, over five furlong* Won by three lengths; the awn# distasc# between the aeoond and third.
OFFICIAL SCRATCH IN GS. me sportsman' hae been officially informed by H«m». Weather by of the following omtehfan,- I Cesarewitch Stake?—Wuffy (at 1.54 yesterday) and I Gillie Calium (at 9.0 a,m. to-day). Cambridgeshire Sta.kets—Ebor (at 1.54 yeaterdav) and Gillie Call am (at 9.0 a. in. kwla-y). DONCABTER MEETING. St (at 11.48 to-day), Lead On, Gos- port, Holiday House, and Venti <&t 9.0 am. to-day), and Diagnoffie and Wiseacre (after 5.0 p.m. yesterday). St Leger and Scarborough Stakes—Phajeron (at 12.16 to-day). Doncaster engagemente— Smuggler and all Mr H Fenwick's horsee. ItuffQrd Abbev Handicap-Havter Scarborough Stakes— Lead On. Welter Handicap and Alexandra. Handicap—Succour. Champion and Dunram. Cleveland Handicap—Symon'a Pride. Portland Mandica-p-Gleziesky and St ilichso. Doncatter Stakes—Venti. Lark Hill Stabes—Penumbra. Cleveland Handicap)—Sir Wolfus. TaXtermll Sale Stakes—Frisco. Whanicliffe Handicap-Diagnosis. MISCELLANEOUS. I Selling Nursery, YWIDoutb-Water Ouzel. Gorleaton liandicap-Balle of Belhus. Doon Handicap, Ay-Tullochgoru-m. Higliclere Nureery, Newbury-Bonbon. All engagements—Parga, Manchester Courier, Leve- eon. and Quince. Stewards' Nureery, Hurst Park-Shrubb. Breeders, Foal, Kempton-Vaftern and Golden Dream.
I WINNING JOCKEYS I I COMPILED FROM MARCH 22 TO SEPTEMBER 3, II INCLUSIVE. lwg wgt Per. W oot ton et lb 1st 2nd 3rd UnDl. T1 cen£ tasre. ? Wootton 6 5 102 87 5? 21! 458 ?7 J. Maher 8 8 72 41 r 128 2æ f2i6l7l6 W..A.H!?s.712 66 49 51 215 3M 17.75 W. Saxby. 8 3 54 37 34 158 283 1908 C. Trigg 7 6 50 47 56 307 460 10.86 WaJter Girggs ..7 11 46 44 43 228 361 P74 F. Fox 7 2 39 36 41 234 350 11.11 B. Dulon 8 10 38 33 36 131 238 15.90 H. Jones 8 6 33 35 15 83 166 19.87 -G. M,Call 7 8 33 24 24 116 1S1 17 2/ ,L E Evans ••••6 0 MM 15 152 225 12.88 H. Stoke 7 5 26 14 14 118 172 15H ?* « M—i. I1 n 7 26 35 22 136 219 11.87 0- MuddeR 8 0 25 31 24 145 225 11.11 Willtam Griggs 7 11 23 38 47 187 M5 7;? R. liaiidall 7 11 22..13 25 102 167 13.17 E. W heart ley 7 9 21 25 16 142 2v4 10.29 H. kast 6 0 21 18 26 131 190 11.05 VV. Halsey 8 0 20 29 24 151 224 8.92
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS I w. Morgaiis (Nantjrmoel).Johnny Summers and Young Josephs have meet four times. Young Josephs winning- on three occasions and Johnny Summers once. "Curious" (Wattstown).-F.red. Weteh was 1 borivM, PontyprkJi-oa Ma»reli 5, 1886.
IMPERIAL FOOTBAL-LI BY A CAUTIOUS MEMBER. The position as explained by a well known and much respected member oi the Welsh Rugby Union in -this:- The matter has not as yet officially come before the Welsh Rugby Union, and in my opinion if and when it does them are such difficulties in the way that they are almost insuperable. Not that there- is any want of sympathy with an en- couragement of home and Colonial Rugby football. On the contrary, such tours, if properly managed, ought to make for good football. The tour of the South. Africans in these islands certainly made for an improvement in the Rugby game in Great Britain. It is a question whether the other touring Colonial teams did as much good as harm to the gaipe, and Scotland, I think, may have been reasonably justified in raising the ques- tion of the allowance to players in the, way it was made. "Ought Not to Lose." "Though it is true a man ought "not to make money out of playing football, it is equally true that he ought not to: be a loser of money in playing the game. I don't think any of the players on the, tours laid themselves out to make money out of the game, but what they probably thought was that they were in for really good time. and that the Union] under whose auspices they sailed must' pay for everything comprised in that good: time. It is largely a question of how much) ought to be allowed to a man after his' travel and reasonable hotel expenses have-* been defrayed, and I hope that it may. be possible to settle the basis at the nexÍOl meeting of the International Board."
Old Cardiff Swimmef MR. E. F. KENNARD'S EXPERIENCES: Mr. E. F. Kennaird. who lias been swimming: master a.nd gymnastic instructor in the employ of the Oa.rd.iff City Oouinoil for nearly thirteen yearc, has seen many change. Pre- vious to that period he was gymnastic instructor (umpaid), and. one of the okiost swimmers at the old ba,ths. He well remem- bers his old swimming companions, but only one of them is alive to-day, Mr. John Ingram, f,orme,rly a jeweller in Hig"h-street, who was. an excellent swimmer. The late Alderman Daniel Jones and the Messrs. Samuels, when boys, were all good swimmers, but the best diver in Cardiff at that time was Mr. Lamb, who lived in Bridge-street. The old baths were sup-plied from the feeder, and at times the water was neaxly as black as ink, and. me.n broujrht their soo,p and washed them- selves. Mr. Kenm.ard states that he has taught to swim twenty ladies to one gentleman. TTta reason for this he considers is that men teach eaoh other. Still, he finds it much easier to leach women than meu, whilgt c-bik dren learn very soon. The principal diffi- culty with women is nervousmcsfe. "I baldly say, without fear of contradiction, ttoat there can be no greater test of patience this side the grave than to have to teach a 4ery lady to swim," observed Mr. Ken-hard to sui "Express'' representative. "I always regret, when a lady fails t.o learn, but -cani eafely <say that I have not fou.nd ten persons who have failed to learn to swim." Mr. Keninard- has tau.^bt thcueands of scthool children to swim, and he is very proud of it. The veteran irxstrlector is surprised at the fact that a large P,,oPorti-oti otf oitr seafaring- men cannot swim. He considers it should be made compulsory in the case of sealaa-em. Mr. Kenmard does not approve of ekcessive exercise of any kind. "There is a. disposi- tion 011 the part 4If out yQUUtg men," he says, "to develop -m-us-cle abnormally, but any person who understands elementary physiology will agree tihwt the best condition of body, as well, as mind, ie the normal." >
WELSH QUOITS (BY "PITCHER. "] I The final of the Wl,.h IjidivKlugii Championship vmo decided at Hpolgerrig between J. IJarker (ton Pentre) a.nd E. Mefedith (of Mountain Asli). From the com- mencement of the game up to ,eiglt all" it was neck-aiid-n&ck. Far a while Meredith then went clean off. When halt the game was Called Barter had 30 to Meredith's 24. The latter played magnificently after thj, and at 33 was only one heliind.^ Meredith tell off terribly, and Barker, making the most of his chances, piled up points in 'a Mmarkablv short sWe of ume, for whilst Meredith only added two his i);i gIOOWIl\nOO'Y td:eJ:- ewma ?4??ain, but it w? t? ?tt, ?Bd-St?p!- Vt'QB the championship of Wales bv 61 to 45. The wunier eujaed faine whilst playing- for Ironhrkige. At Ebbw Vale the semi-finaj for the championship of Monmouthshire was played, the final being post- poned. the Qtruggie between F. T.idgav Talywain) and F. Evans <WeunIlwyd> was notable, as both played below form. F. Evans won—41 to 23. The otP- semi, between F. Griffiths (Waunllwvd) and Chick Jenkins (Cwm), aroused tha spectators to a high pitch, oi enthusiasm. A hen five each Joking, whose first lead it was, got on top of his form, aod gave Griffiths absolutely no chance, at he soored twenty point* running. Jenkins ran out a fine winner by 41 to 28 LEAGUE TABLES. i>XVlSLOX I. | riyd. \\on. Loft. ptgl Cwm 12 10 2 20 Vaunllwyd 10 8 2 lfi Ebbw Vale. 11 7 4 14 Talvwiiii g 5 ? j) 111.1c1?31??d 4 5 g Tr?tt .?? 12 ? 4 ? 8 8 Victoria 11 .3 8.. g Argoed 13 3.. 10 6 Penmain 7 2 II 4 t DIV,ISIO II. Plyd. Won. Lost. cwm 13 15 0 30 Gremlin 16 13 3 2& .Ne,to,wa 13 7 6 li, Llanhllle-th 14 7 I ilt Vaunllwyd 12 5 7 Taivv.'Bin 13 5 8 10 Pwiteg K 4 10 t Cwmsvfiog 13 i 10 ft Argoed .?I n ? 2 U ? 4
HOCKEY Ii North v. South The g-enial president occupied the oliair at a large gathering of local hockeyitee at the Barry Hotel, Barry, on Friday evening, the oooasion being- the annual meeting of the Barry Club.—The Hon. Treasurer (Mr. C. P- Lewis) read the balance^heet, which showed that there was a small balance left in hand. The record of the teams for the past season WaB :-Flrsts: Matches played, 19; won, 7; lost, 9; drawn, 3. Seconds: Played, 18; won, 5; lost, 8; drawn, 5. e premiers had scored 60 goals against 73, and the Seconds 46 ag-ainst €7. Mr. A. L. Goldsworthy was unanimously re- elected president, and the following officers were also electedCaptain First Eleven, F. Clarke; vioe-captaiii, J. E. Morris; captain Second Eleven, A. Daunton; vice-captain, A. Morgun; joint bon. secretaries, P. J. Adams, 40, Pyke-street, Barry Dock, and A. Daunton, 19, Oxford-street, Barry; and treasurer, C. P. Lewis. A letter was received from the South Wales Association advocating the formation of an Umpires' Association, which would improve the standard of hockey in South Wales, and a resolution was Passed supporting the sug- gestion. The match committee of the same body also wrote, asking the club to appoint a delegate to a joint meeting of the North and South Wales associations of the Welsh Asso- ciation to be held at Shrewsbury on Septem- ber 11. The letter stated tha.t it was impera- tive for the South to turn ir in force, as the "North" were bringing forward some very strong proposals, which. unless the South put their foot down at once, would ruin hockey in Wales—Mr. D. H. Rees was appointed delegate of the club. It was decided to continue the Wednesday team, and to increase the subscription of the club from 5s. to 7s. 6d. Newport Club's Officers Mr. R. Lyne presided at the annual meeting of the hockey section of the Newport Athletic Club. The following officers were elected for the forthooming seasonCaptain first team. Mr. R. Williams; vice-captain, Mr. F. Gordon Phillips; captain second, team. Mr. F. W. Baddeley; vice-captain. Mr. Kenmeth n delegate to Sou-th- Waiea Hociey Association, Mr. F. Gordon Phillips.
J. BERESFORD, FOOTBALL ACCOUNTANT, FLUSHING, HOLLAND, AND BIRMINGHAM, Has now Re-oommenced Business for th< Season. Most liberal terms OfanyTeilt Football Acxoun-t-axpt. Yyull list of all League Teams Bent post free eacth week on receipt. of address. Send post-card to- J. BEREfSrFORD (Dept. 22). VICTORIA-CHAMBERS, MARTINEAU-STREET, BIRMINGHAM. e3516a4 ——————— ) ————— PONTYPRIDD ATHLETIC CLUB. Owing to unfavourable weather THE GREAT WELSH POWDERHALL SPRINT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY AND TUESDAY. Sports Eacto Day will Commence 4.10 instead of 5X) p.m. <sU!I