FOOTBALL SEASON OPENS Swansea Meets the District League Usual Big- Score Piled Up. Swansea opened its season on Saturday with the suswmary match against fifteen selected players irom clubs affiliated to the Swansea an", District Rugby League, nh? venue being St Helen's ground. In conse queaoe of the "flitting North of Jim Davits, and the absence of F. Jowett on the same errand. the services of these two hieequir- tets were unavailable, thus necessitating a marrarig,taient 10 the All Whites rear d vi- sion. W Joseph and D. J. Thomas were missing from the torwards. The League had got together h good representative side, and it was hoped that the game would provide iI. excellent opportunity for locating promising players wno would prove of assistance to the All Whites in the near future. Previous games between the contestants have invari abiy ended m substantial victories for sea, and it w as not expected that this 0i of things vvould be revenged on tbis occ861 The teams were — SWANSEA.—Back, George Navies, threequarters. Dan i-ees, w. Trew, W Arnoid. and F. Gordon (captain); half-backs, R M Owen and Lewis forwards, Aubrey Smith, F Serine, W Par- ker, H Hunt, W. Cole, "Port Tennant Davies, Mumbles" Davies, and old b^van. LEAGUE—Back. F Beea (St. A Ws); three-quarters T. Mabbett (St. Albans), right wine D WiHiatn8 (Morriston) left wing, Li Harper (Parochial) right centre, and T Nicholas (St. Alban s) left centre; half-backs D Su'bvan (St Joseph s) and T. Grey (Parochial); forwards, Hodge (Mor- riston) capt., Harris (8t Alban's), Haywood and rroman (Parochial), Blacker and GIl. christ (Morriston), Banks (Gowerton), and Hoiley (St. Josef's)- Referee: Mr J. Randall, Llanelly. The afternoon was beautifully fine—deal for cricket-bii, much too warm for lootball. the enn shining brightly, tempered with a little breeze blowing across the ground. George Da vies turned out at full-back TOT Swansea, J. Bancroft, the reserve, having charge of the tnuch line. Gordon went to centre three-quarter. Ten minutes before the advertised time for the kick-off there were not 500 spectators present, and the rnaior of Lilew languidly basked in the sunshine, apparently uidifferent to the gam;) that* was about to be played. Phe action of Jowett going North was generally oom mented upon, many cor-ndering he had » mistake. The only change in the eague tea-m was Evans for Harper at centre three- quarter. As Gordon led his men on to the field fifteen minutes late, he was accorded a hearty reception from the 1.000 or so spec- tators. Scrine kicked off from the town end with the sun in the faces of the All Whites. From the first scrum from near the League 25, the baJl came out to Grey, who doubled nioeiy and sent on to Mabbett, who transferred play to the home quarters. P'av < id not re- main long in the All Whites' territory, us Lewis Jenkins made off, and giving the ba'i air, it travelled along the backs, d.nd ulti mately Arnold scored the first try of the sea- eon George Davies failed at goal From the drop-out, the League worked their way to the centre. Their attempt at passing, however, was then moderate, Evans having to save by kicking to touch. A free was awarded Swansea for feet up, but Mabbett returned Geo Davies' kick to the League 25. Play remained here for some time, until a move- ment initiated by Gordon, resulted in the ball bemg taken close to the visitors' line. Nicholas very prettily doubled through and relieved the pressure to half way. Sullivan was penalised for offside tactics, about 20 Srds being gained by Geo. Davies' *ick. ie League left wing, Williams, endeavoured to break through, but Arnold checked him A pant by one of the League forwards .as well followed up. and the ball was gradually taken to the Swansea line, where exciting exchange kicking ensued, Geo. Davies finding touch near his 25 Nicholas was con- spicuous at this period. The League for- wards were doing splendidly, and with the aesistance of a free kick for offside play by one of the Swansea forwards. The game hung about midfieid. but the advantage lay with the League. The All Whites' backs juggled. wiUt the bell, but no tangible end was gained "Mumbles" Davies put in a huge punt up the field, play being .rans- ferTed to the visitors' quarters, George Da- vies failing at a shot for goal. A really ex- cellent round of passing by the Swansea backs half the length of the field ended in Gordon romping over behind the posts. George DaVleB easily majorised. The League resumed with a good kick-off, which caused play to take place in Swansea ground. Mab- bett made a smart mark near the ten yard line, but Rees effort to goal went across the field, and territory was lost. A favouraole opportunity to score was presented to the All Whites, but it was allowed to go astray, the League work- ing well down to the home quar- ters. Another good round of pa&smg by the Swansea backs was witnessed, but this immediately nullified by a similar move ment by the League. Mabbett saved a rusa by the home forwards by kicking neatly 'o his bacas, the call being eventually sent over the Swansea line and George Davies touched down. The League continued th* pressure and worked close to the home line once more. KeJief came by a kick into open by Mumbles Davies. Fred Rees ga. ertd, but again his shot for goal missed and Swansea got to midway. Exchange kicking between Dam Rees and Fred Rees went to the advantage of the All Whites but it was not of a pronounced character Seiuminagmg ensued in Swansea tersjtorv when half-time was called, the score tead- Xng; — Half-time score: Swansea.—1 converted goal, 1 try. League-Nil Hodge started the second half with a fine kick to George Davies, the latter failing to find touch, the ball being eventually sent into touch at Swansea's 25 An attempt to buret through by the All Whites' backs was frustrated by a splendid return by Fred Reee to its original place. Swansea gained some ground, but the League rushed in a body, Dan Rees picking up brilliantly and saving. The home contingent next handled the bail, and Mumbles Davies kicking over, the League backs fumbled in their attempt to punch the ball out of bounds, and Sid Bevan racing up gathered the ball right on the verge of the boundary, and scored the third &'■ ^f1' ^though the angle was not difficult. Play had not been in progress but a few moments on the restart before Gordon received, and handing to Dan Rees, tne latter ran over practically unop- posed- goaled. The Swan- eea fullback put in a splendid return to the restartmg kick, the League touch-line umpire causing much I amusement by mistaking the line and de- priving Swansea of a large slice of ground. The referee, however, ordered the ball to ite proper place Dick Owen was next conspicuous witn a very -rjeky screw-kick, which went close to the League corner flaa Relief came along and round* ofTaimg weTe indulged xn by both sides th« r^rr„I k>ft wing, Williams, making a' strong rSn. Swansea got down right to the League 'ine The ball got loose, and Geo. Davies, when about getting into n* stride, was magnifi- cently tackled by D. Williams, an effort that was loudly applauded A forward on both fidefi were asked to play the game. A try was shortly afterwards forthcoming, a rush by the home forwards ending in Sid Bevan getting across with his second try, which Davies converted with a fine kick. The League, with 3 goals and 2 tries recorded against them, then played up pluckily and caused the game to be conterted in midfieid for a time, where a stoppage took place owing to an injury to one of the League side. A loveiy bout of passing by the Swansea backs car- ried the ball to the League 25. a League player intercepting and checking the move- ment Play quieted down in the League quarters, Willie Arnold livening up matters by fielding the ball prettily. The League forwards rushed well afterwards, and got to the Swansea ItIle. but the home contingent, led by Hunt, dribbled to the centre, Rees "marking" smartly Kuw occurred the try of the match (iordon gathered vell, and running over three parts the- length of the field. doubled through, out-pacing his op- ponents, and scored under the posts amidst prolonged cheers. Davies a.galI1 majorised. Even play followed in midfieid until Willie Arnold broke through beautifully, and hand- ing to Dan Rees at, the right moment, the I Swansea centre registered hie second try of the match, Davies goal- ing. Hunt was afterwards well to the fore, leading a good dribble. Dan Rees failed in an attempt to drop a goal and the League toncb^d down. The League worked down to the Swansea line, but Owen, break- ing away, gave to Trew. who raced up the field and scored under the posts. Davies again converted. Not "ong afterwards he was off again and romped across with his second try. Davies once more goaled. Time was then called. I FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA—-7 goals 2 tries. j DISTRICT LEAGUE—Nil. TABLE OF SCOREIRS. I Swansea I First try, W Arnold; George Davies f&iletl. Seoond try. F. Gorf<m; George Davies con- verted. Third try, Sid. Bevan; George Davies failed. Fourth try, B Bees- George Davies converted Fifth try. gid. Bevan; George Davies con- verted Sixth try, F. Gordon; George Davies con- verted. Seventh try. Dan :R.eeB; George Davies con- verted. Eighth try, W. Trew; George Davies con- verted. Ninth try, W. Trew; George Diaviea con- verted. NOTES- ON THE GAME. I Forty-one points to nil. Such was tfoe score at the close of the game, but speaking generally credit must be given the League for a very plucky display. The sccfre does not represent the character of the game, for the League playeTs were more often in the Swansea, half than were the All Whites in their opponents'. It was the finesse of the Swansea three-quarters and half-backs that c-arried the winners ;1 through and enabled them to put on tries. In the first half the League men made a most even fight of it, their forwards working man- fully> whilst assistance was occasionally forthcoming from the backs. One noticeable feature of the game was the brilliancy displayed by the Swan- sea. backs, seven out of the nine tries being credited to the three-quarters. To Arnold belongs the honour of registering the first try of the season. It was fitting that Gordon, the home captain, should be do'5oe on his heels with the second. The League during the firet portion of the game were never what one might call really dan- gerons, but at the same time they worried the All Whites, and it required cloee at- tention on the latter's part to check them. In the second half, particularly towards the end, they thoroughly deserved a score, but success tad not attend their efforts. It was from a most determined attack on their part, right on the Swansea line, that two of the All WThites' tries were obtained by brill ;-i<t bursts on the part of Trew, thus quite changing the aspect. Now and again glimpses of last season's form were produced, and it is a source of gratififation to observe tha.t m a couple of weeks time the All Whites will be themselves again. To individualise, I will first deal with the winners. George Davies, at back, rendered a splendid account of himself, his fielding and kicking bein^ of a high order. Of the three-quarters, one cannot praise them too much. At times the passing went astray at the critical mo- ment, but. taken all through, no real fault could be found. Each had a hand in the scoring, Gordon, Rees, and Trew register- ing two tries each and Arnold one. As to the half-backs, Owen and Jenkins did well, the former in particular, and he seems as resourceful as ever. I thought Lewis Jen- kins a tendency to retain poss-e^fdon of the ball a little too long, but no doubt this weakness will be remedied in tho near future; otherwise his play was sound. The forwards controlled the scrummages, al- though not shewing any pronounced super- iority with regard to rushing tactics. Hunt was often conspicuous leading a dribble, I whilst Aubrev South was ever in the thick of it. Of the League back, Fred Rees, I have seen him play better games. His kicking seemed to lack the length which he is capable of, and he appeared to lack confidence. He certainly did not display his true form. .'he three- quarter backs often brought off some runds of passing with effect. Mabbett, on the right wing, Nicholas in the centre, ana U. Williams on the left wing, being prominent throughout, and each are worthy of being transferred to the Swansea. Seconds. WiH-ams' tackle of George Da- vies was a laic effort indeed. The half- backs worked hard, as also did the forwards, of whom Hodge, Banks, and Havward seemed the pi'-k. That there is material for the Swansea Club admits of doubt, and if the jjlavers are taken in hand immediately good results would ensue To sum up Swansea were the better combination, but nnt to such an extent as the pcore would lead one to suppose. "FELIX." OVER tIOID WORTH OF SEASON" TICKETS SOLD. Season tickets were abundantly disposed of at the gates, over Zino worth being sold. Thi6 oomstitirbes a record.
Llanelly District v. Hospital ) Rangers. The Scarlets do not commence their season for another fortnight. An interesting game between the Horpital Rangers and a Distrct fifteen was, however, played at Stradey, on Saturday afternoon, the match being ar ranged with d, view of discovering whether there were any players in the locality whose claims might be considered good enough for a place in the premier fifteen. Below we give the teams:- DISTRTCT.-Back, S. Saunders (Felin- foel); three-quarter backs, J. Griffiths (Felin-' foel), E. Jenkins and J. Leyshon (Burry i Port), and Evan T. Williams (Pontardulais); half-backs, J Griffiths (Llanelly) and W. Price (Felinfoel); forwards, J. Hopkins capt. (Felinfoel), Harry J. Bowen (FelÙlfoel), W Davies (Pwll), W. B. Jones (Llanelly), John John (Dafen), Arthur Williams (Llan- elly), Luke Jones (Pontardulais), and Sam Williams (Pontardnlais). HOSPITAL RANGERS.—Back, Harry Morgan three-quarters, D. Griffiths, Llew- ellyn Thomas, W. Jones and Gordon Jones; half-backs, Johnny Thomas and another; forward, David Davies (capt.), W. Roberts, W. Lewis. E. Phillips, D. Lloyd. D. Thomas, Alf. Smith, and George Edwards. Referee—Mr. E Bail' The Hosp^tsl kicked off before a respect- ablv-siwd crowd in s^a-onable weather. After some forward plaay, T. Griffiths broke away and ran with good judgment and transferred to W. -Tor>ps, who scored an un- converted try for the Rangers. More tricky play by the Rangers led to Llewellyn Thomas scoring. A minute late W.' Rob- erts headed a wild rush to the line and Edwards again notched the points for the Hospital and H Morgan converted. Passing by the Rangers enabled Llewellyn Thomas to score. Ham- Morgan converting. Half-time Score Hospital Rangers—2 goals 2 tries. LIan I!y Distri.,t-Ni1. Soon after the restart J. Leyshon picked up in the loose, and running half the lengtn of the field scored for the District. J. Hop- kins converted. The Rangers rushed to tho nr in a body and W. Jones scored an un- converted try. More brilliant passing by the Rangers ended in Llewelyn Thomas scoring. Harry Morgan failed a.t the kick FINAL SCORE: HOSPITAL RANGERS—2 goal 4 tries. LLANELLY DISTRICT-1 goal. NOTES ON TTTE GAVtf. The Rangers victory was well deserved, ) and ••h'>ngh it was their first match this 6eason the combination was very pro- n^nnced. They have practically the same team as did so well Wt season and can be depended upon to make things hum amongst junior clubs this tson. In the District team no new men of more than average ability were discovered and the recruits for the premier club will probably be drawn from the Rangers. "SCARLET."
Neath v. Ogmore Vale, The season commenced in earnest on Satur- day afternoon, when the All Blacks met a representative fifteen from the Ogmore Vale. The visitors fancied their chances immensely, inasmuch as they claimed that in their matcn a week ago with Bridgend they pushed their opponents off their foct. The Neath pack were decidedly on the light side, all 'he regular forwards not turning out. The teams lined cu* as follows: I:> NEATH.—Back, W. Bevan three-quar- ters, A. Parker; H. Jones, Chris Hendra, and Thomas Davies; half-backs, Tom Jones, and J. Thomas; forwards, Fred David, T. Rea- son, M. Hopkin. H. Hopes, J. Heming, T. Thomas, G. John, ar H. Davies. OGMORE VALE.—Back, C. Pennell; three-quarters, Tinkard, Mathews, Treharne and G. Williams; half-backs, D. Jones and Boobyer; forwards, J. Ham, H. Ham, T. Lloyd, Chilcott, Darby, PaTkhouse, Isaac, and Beck. The referee was MI. Wm. Roberts, of Llanelly. Play commenced at 5.45, Parkhou^e start- ing for Ogmora Vaie. The first scrimmage was formed on the centre line, a.nd the Neath forwards heeled nioeiy, with the re- sut that Tom Davies was put into possession. Be made a good burst on th left wing, which obliged Ogmore Vale to defend, and it was soon ".sen that Neath were g,etting the ball out better than their opponents, despite their lightness. Parker, the new wing, was doing well, and put Neath in a. scoring position, but relief to Ogmore came by kicking. Mathews intercepted a pass and ran to the oentre, but Neath soon re- turned to the attack. Ogmore Vale, how- ever, changed the venue, and went in for breaking up the scrimmages, but did not gain much by it. Tom Reason, the Neath forward, was prominent, and as a result -f his play a, minor wos obtained. Later on Bevan was hard pressed, but he saved by kicking into touch. Then Parker came into prominence, and he was able to cross the line after Tom Davies had gone over and lost the ball. Howel Jones faiVd to convert. From now on Neath held the advantage though they faikd to increase their lead. Half-time Score: Neath.l tri. Ogmore Vale.-Nil. When the game was resumed Chris Hendra burst away prettily from the centre, and after getting abreast of his opponents got very n-atly into the visitors' twenty-five. Tom Davies improved with what appeared to be a, nice try, but the pass was a litt'e f rwardand the referee "ailed the ball baeK. Neath were d,itig all the pressing, but the defence was so strong that for a time they failed to pierce it. At last., however, the home backs, thanks to a grand opening made by Tom Jones, got fairly into their stride, and Chris HeiidTe rushed over with another unconverted try. A few minutes later the same player took a pass in splendid style, and dashed over with the third try after beating four opponents. This try was also not converted, though Howell Jone-s made a decent attempt, the ball striking the up- right and rebounding into the field of play. This was all the scoring. r FINAL SCORE: NEATH.—3 tries. OGMOBE VALE.—Nil. NOTES ON THE GAME. Takth(!ll things into consideration tho (;.0.1 'll- game at Neath to-day was a fairly good one. In the first place the home fifteen were minus half a, dozen ct their regular forwards, and substitutes wcrv brought in to fill the gao ihat these substitutes did iaiily well aga; ist a pack which a week ago ran Bridgend off their feet, is proved by the result, for Neath won easily, and more easily than the pcore suggests, .ioe H-aming and Tom Thomas, two recruits, did remarkably well, and the Neath pack only wants the return of a few veterans—veterans not in years, but m ex- perience—to make it as effective as it has proved heretofore. The Neath backs are all right. The halves shaped well, and the three-quarters worked harmoniously to- gether. Of the three-quarters Chris Ilendri proved invaluable, and his try was quite the feature of the match. Parker, who played right wing, and who hai done service for the Excelsiors, wa.s also in good form, and if this lad s given suitable opportunities he will. develop into a wing of great value. Coming to thj! visitors, one cannot say much. Probably the ground will be sufficiently covered if I add this They played a hard game, a de- termined game, tackled unerringly, and lhff a great deal to spoil the clever movements which from time to time were initiated bv the home backs. Prominent among them were Pennell at full-back, Mathews at three quarter, and Dan Jones at half-back. The forwards were a good level lot, and "o^ afraid to work, but the team was outclassed by a fifteen who understood the aechniquo of the game and its development far better I' than "HOTSPUR."
Aberavon v. District. The open: game of the Aberavon sea- 6on tr-ok place on the home enclosure on Saturday afternoon in brilliant weather. The premier team were, contrary to expecta- tions, pcorlr represented, L, wis Thomas and the Rev. Watkin Davies being away from the three-quarter line and Jack Jones from half. Patsy Sullivan and A. Thomas, Pen- half. Patsy Sullivan and A. Thomas, Pen- I cwrddna- filled the three-quarter vacancies, and Dunavon took Jones' place at half. The I forwards were as advertised. The district were a scratch lot and put on the field six three quarters. ABERAVON—Back, Tcm Thomas three-quarters, Will Thomas, P. Sulivan, A. Thomas and A. James; half-backs, Dun- avon and T. Howells forwards, W. Kene- fick, W. Dennis, A. Bevan, T. Madden, W. Jones, E. Pugh, F. Jenkins, and Ivor Rees. Kenefick started the game, and after some give and take play the premiers got down to the line and Bill Thomas scored a try, which Tom Thomas failed to convert. Har- ries directly afterwards scored for the dis- trict after a short nippy run, but no goal resulted. Tom Thomas mad-e a clever cork-screw run down the field, on the re- start, which enabled the -remiers to at- tack,' Bill Thomas notching- another try, which Tom Thomas converted. I Half-time Score Aberavon.—1 goal, 1 try- District.—1 try. In the second half the premiers exacted two minors early, and were pressing hotly. The District, however, drove them ont, and for a long time play was even, until the premier forwards, headed by Rees, brought out a fine combined rush, which resulted in Tim Madden scoring a try. No goal re- sulted. FINAL SCORE: ABERA VON.-l goal, 2 tries. DISTRICT.—1 try. NOTES ON THE GAME. The game was not particularly interest- ing, and play was decidedly scrappy at times. The players being dressed alike it was difficult to distinguish them. Tom Thomas, Will Thomas, and Alf James were the pick of the premier backs, and Harris and Donovan of the four halves. Ivor Rees and Dennis shone in the premier pack, and although no members of the District eighteen stood out prominently above the others, the form displayed showed that tbe seniors need not go further afield for new recruits. "'BR A VON."
Penarth v. Bridgwater Albions, Played at Penarth on Saturday. Bridg- water started operations and attacked strongly. Fenarh were perialise-u ;iJ.d Mead's kick just went wide. Bridgwater returned to the attack, but a foolish kick by one of the forwards enabled the Sea- siders to concede a minor Towards the close of the first half Penarth assumed the mastery and put their opponents on the defence. Up to the interval, however, there was no score neither was there in t-he. second half. FINAL SCORE: PENARTH—Nil. BRIDGWATER ALBIONS-Ni1. SWANSEA SCHOOLS FOOTBALL. Association football in connection with the Swansea Schools is dead As regards Rugby, this is in a flourishing condition, a meeting having been held on Friday evening and a number of entries re- ceived for the ensuing season competition. The new secretary is Mr. G. Jones, a- tional Schools^ Swansea..
New Zealand v. Devon. lue visitors played the first match of the tour at Exeter, before 7,CIOO spectators. Tia Visitors proved themselves to be a verv smart side, and within five minutes of th-? start Hunter scored a. try, which Wallace converted, and shortly after \\3ilace kicked a penalty goal. Before the interval the visitors had crossed the home line five times more, a.nd at the interval led by 27 points Half-time Score New Zealand.-—,11 points. Devon.Nil FINAL SCORE: NEW ZEAL AN 13.55 points. DEVON.—4 points. BRITON FERRY CRUISADERS v. MELYN UNITED. This match was pla. at Briton Ferry on Saturday. The homesters won the toss, and as there was a stiff breeze this proved a de- cided advantage. The ball sonn travelled into the visitors' quarters where scrum- mages followed in quick succession, Edward Thomas obtaining a quick pass and scoring a nice try whi h Evan Wright failed to convert with a good attempt. Very soon after the restart Edward Thomas again dodged over with another try which May failed to majcrise. Just before half-time. Harry Price, romped over with the third try, Abraham failing to convert. Half-time Score: Briton Ferry Crusaders.-—3 tries.' YeJyn United.—Nil. FINAL SCORE: BRrrON FERRY-l converted goal, 3 tries. MELYN UNITED.-1 try. DANYGRAIG v. ST. THOMAS DISTRICT Danygraig opened their season by play ing a 'iæm from the district. The teams were DANYGRAIG.—Full back, Dick Moore; three-quarters, Freethy, telix Lewis, L. Croker and Coad; half-backs, Toft aoid Crocker; forwards, CTeo. Williams, J Miles, A. Beangear, C. Hole, P.O. Kennedy, D. Price, Ivor Morgan. ST. THOMAS DISTRICT.Full.ba.ck, A. Wat kins; three-quarters, W Lewis, D Gabe, R. Williams, Phi! Cooke half-backc, J. Griffiths and H. Crocker forwards, dot Williams, W. Camp, H Rees, J. Ward, D Arthurs, J. Maloney, B. Morris and Mug lord. Referee Mr. W. J. Day. Mugford' kicked di for the District, and the latter soon had a "free, which did not bring much relief. Pretty passing by Dany graig carried the ball to District's 25, where play was delayed for a while. Cook, of the District., had a kick in the riblS, and had to be carried oft the field. A round of passing by Danygraig three-quarters ended in Croc ker scoring a trv. Toft failed at goal. A long kick by the"District carried the ball to Danygraig's 25. Danygraig forced their way back to mid-field, where play was continued for a long while. Good following up by D Price ended in a try. Beangear converted Half-time Score: Danygraig.—1 goal, 2 tries. District.—Nil. FINAL SCORE: DANYGRAIG.—2 goals, 4 trie*. DISTRICT.—Nil. I' ONT A R DA WE V. AMMAN UNITEI Played at Pontardawe on Saturday be for a large crowd and ended i: an easy win foi the homesters. the, homesters. Half-time Score: Pontardawe —- 1 converted goal 1 dropped goal. Amman United-Nil. FINAL SCORE: PCNTARDAWH. -1 comerted goal, j dropped goals, 2 tries. AMMAN UN ITED.— Nil. PONTARDAWE SECOND XV. v. GAR NANT JUNIORS. Plaved at Garnant on Saturday. Score: FINAL SCORE: PONTARDAWE II.—1 converted goals, 1 dropped goal, 1 goal from mark GARNANT JUNIORS.—Nil. PONTARDAWE EXCELS v. PONTAR DAWE JUNIORS. Plaved at Ynisderw, Pontardawe.' Score PONTARDAWE EXCELS.-2 goals, 1 try PONTARDAWE JUNIORS.—1 try. Scorers.— Pontardawe Excels: B. R Lewie (2) and Evan David; Pontardawe Juniors A. Clatworthy.
INTER TOWN SPORTS. Swansea's Successes. The annual South Wales inter-town yporlw were, held at Cardiff on Sa.turd^y, in delight- ful weather, and before an excellent a-tteno anoe. Results 100 yards flat: 1, T. C. renwick, Swansea 2, T. E. Watkins, Abergavenny; 3, T. E. Jo'ues. Newport; 4, C. E. Wilkie, Swansea Time 10 3-5 sees. Half-mile flat: 1, A. Smith. Abergavenny; 2, E. G. Ace, Swansea 3, D. H. Griffiths, Abergavenny; 4, H. Uzzell, Newport, lime 2min. 6seos. In the 220 yards T. C. Fenwick was se cond in his heat, and D. R. Richards, Swan- sea, "sinned," and was not. entitled to com- pete in the final. Final 220: 1, D. Watkins: Abergavenny; 2; T. C. Fenwick, Swansea; 3, T. E Jones, Newport; 4, N. S. Shaddo. k. Cardiff: 120 yards hurdks, final: 1, E. W. Gouli, Newport; 2, D. W. Walters, Cardiff; 3, C.. Williams, Newport; 4, L. Jenkius, Abei- gavenny. Two mile walk, final. 1, T. Yeomams, Sv.'i'^ea; 2, J. T. Smith, Newport; 7i. Ni« lolls, Abcrgavenr.v 4, W. R Sullivai Swansea. This race wos a glÎt, fat 1 eomans. who won as he liked by 130 yards. At five o'clock the points" were: Aber- gavenny 13, Swansea 11, Newport 5. ana Cardiff 1. High Jump (Scratch).—1, I. Jacob, 5ft 4in, Newport; 2, W. Perrett, 5ft. 3in., Newport; 3, M. C. Cambridge, Sit. 2in., Cardiff; 4. T Paddison, 5ft, Swansea; 5, C. V. Seder- man, 4ft. 9in., Cardiff. Jacobs was loudly applauded for his performance. 440 Yards Flat Race (Scratch).—1, H. Uzzell, Newport 2, H N. King, Newport; 3 D R. Richards, Swansea; 4, A. Bates, Swansea"; 5, J. S. Pow. Cardiff. Richards led off with all the competitors in a bunch, but it was plain that Uzzell was saving him- self for the finish. Sixty yards from home he overhauled King, a.nd ultimately won by about five yards, three yards separating King from Richards. ^Time, 54 2^5 soc. Lo i<* Jump (Scratch).—1, D. W .^Walters, Cardiff, 18ft. 9in. 2, T. Benson, Swansea; 3 W Perrett, Newport; 4, A. J. Givons, Newport; "S, W- ^rc^ One Mile Flat Race (Scratch).—1, A. S. D Smith, Abergavenny 2, E. Francis, Car- oiff; 3, D. H. Griffiths, Abergavenny; 4, E. G. Ace, Swancea; 5, F. C. Waite, New- oort. Tune, 4min. 44 3-5secs._ The points in the championship were: Newport 44, Swansea 35, Abergavenny 33, Cardiff 23 The teams were afterwards en- tertained Mr. Fairlamb presenting the championship medals won at Swansea and Newport, and handing ovirr the champion- ship shieH. to Newport. Mr. W. J. Mor- gan (Swansea) claimed to be the inaugurator of the ntertoNvn meetings, and hoped that in future ttey would be carried out solely by the South Wales Committee of the A.A.A. and ot by the Town Committee. Now that the South W-\les Committee had received ex- tended powers, he trusted they would soon have international events. If the governing body gave them the power, he would be prepared to guarantee all the expenses in connection with the first international meet- ing, should it be held in Wales. In conclu- sion, he urged that things should be done «bov« board, and that, each town should do its best to cultivate its own talent and not bring in outsiders. A. M. G. GRIFFITHS RULED OUT. Previous to the sports a meeting of the A.A.A. considered the claims of A. M. G. Griffiths, the Welsh 440 yards champion, of Swansea-, who had l>eoi selected for Aber- gavenny, his native town, and Swansea, where he has resided the best part of his life. After a lengthy debate he was ruled out, and was riot eligible to run for either town. The intimation caused considerable town. The intimation caused considerable feeling, as Griffiths was, it was felt, a sure winner for at least three events, and his ab- sence from Swansea accounted for the ab- senoe of many points.
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Llanelly Council Meeting; A special meeting of the Llanelly Urban Council was held on Friday, Mr. W. James Davies in the chair. It was unanimously decided to communicate with Mr. Grahaii. Harries, of the Power Company, and give nun notice that it was the intention of uiv Council, under their agreement, to f-dopt option B, and borrow the s.um of £ 6..000 for the purpose ot laying down the mams, subject to the sanction of the Local Govei >i- ment Board. Under this arrangement the energy wih be supplied by the Power Company. The Clerk read a long report in regard to the water supply and the position of the Council in regard to the scheme for supply ing the rural area. It was clearly explained that an agree uienL existed between the Urban and Rural Council, under which certain portions of the rural district were to be supplied with water at 6d. per 1,000 gallons, and that the delay •ii carrying out the agreement was due :o an objection of the Lo=al Government Board, who suggested that the water should be filtered. The Chairman made reference to mislead ing statements that had been circulated, and advised the committee that the agree- ment still held good. They could not sup- ply the whole of the rural area, but only certain districts in the immediate neigh- bourhood. In reply to a question as to the amount of water Llanelly would be required to sup- ply, the surveyor said the Rural Counci could only demand from them the wa.er that ran through the six-inch pipe. It was pointed out that some of the mem- bers of the Council would be in London next week, and the Council decided to ass them to approach the Local Government Board and again endeavour to get from them permission to supply the rural area, pointing out that since the new water works had b«en completed the quality of I the water had improved and did not, now require filtration.
1 EMBREY FIRST ANNUAL SPORT6. Pembrey first annual sports were held on Saturday." The proceeds are for the laying out of a pleasure ground. v,e^ej Messrs. G. Garnons Williams and 1 nomas Evans: starter, Mr. Evan Rees; handicap- pers, Messrs. D. Williams and T. J- LewIS. Principal results nT Open Cvcle Race.—1st, J. I. waiters. Bnrry Port; 2nd, W. John, Burry Port. Boys, under sixteen years (100 Yards).- 16t, D. Davies; 2nd, A. E. Greville- Open Race (100 Yards).—1st, N. Thoma., Llanelly; 2nd, J Watkins. Long jump.—1st", N. Thomas; 2nd, 1. Jones. High Jump.—1st, W. W. Jones; 2nd, i. Jones. Walking Match.—-1st-, W. Jones; 2nd, Smith. Donkey Race.—"Jenuis/' Pembrey.
Russian Miller's Revolutionary Discovery. There is at present being erected at Birm- ingham, a mill, on the principles of a M. Apostoloff, which, it is claimed, will revolu tionise the milling trade. The baker no longer, by this process, employs flour sup plied by the miller. He converts the grain into flour, and then into bread on his own 1'retaises. It is claimed that 85 per cent, of flour can be obtained by the Apostoloff niethod, against the 70 per cent, of existing ways. But the offal is also utilised by a wet process. This absorbs highly nutritive pro perties, including the gluten, which other- wise pass away with the bran. It is further urged that in future it will be possible to make a highly-nutritious loaf wiiolly from English grain. The arrest of Is 'L the gluten will dispense with the necessity of introducing an admixture of foreign grain tor strengthening purposes. There is no dis colouration of the bread as a result of the use of the nutritious grain-germs. Great economy is said *o be effected by conducting the milling and baking at the same premises. In the aggregate, it is claimed that a better and more nutritious loaf will be produced at a. substantial reduction on present prices.
Neath Colliery Company Sues 240 Colliers. At Neath, on Friday, the Main Colliery Company sued Thomas Jones, collier, Bryn coch. and five others, representing 24-5 work- men, for breach of contract, and R,3 from each. Consequently the case involved a sum ot k720 and costs. 10fT Chas. Kenshole prosecuted, and Mr. E. Powell represented defendants. Mr Powell applied for an adjournment A big sum was involved, and efforts had been made by Mr John Williams, miners' agent, and the company to effect an amicable set- tlement. He had hopes that these negotia- tions would yield a satisfactory result. Mr. Powell and Mr. John Williams then left, and conferred with the workmen's com- mittee, and at a lat-er stage Mr. Powell an nounced to the court the following agreed I terms of settlement:—Judgment to be en- tered against the five defendants for C2 each, the summons against Thomas Jones to be withdrawn. The company undertook that no costs should lie against any of the five defendants, and the 239 others who were affected. Also that the damages claimed by the company, reduced from £ 3 per man to £2, should be spread over six fortnightly pays.
Mrs. James, Tygwyn, Dunvant, had a. narrow escape from injury at Quay-parade, Swansea, on Friday afternoon. She was m a, market cart, when her horee slipped on the granite setts a .id fell, throwing the old lady out. A horse attached to a cab coming ap behind was pulled up sharp and also fell. Mrs. James was assisted up and escaped with & severe shaking,
MYTHICAL MILLIONS. Edwards' Estate Story Exploded. Sharper's Ruse to Obtain Money. A Liverpool correspondent on Friday afternoon sought the opinion of a w°i!- known Welsh gentleman, long resident, u that city, concerning the chances of the new set of claimants who are springing ip as heirs to the Robert Edwards' estate, valued at from JS56,000,000 to £ 70,000,000 The estate is stated to) have consisted of th3 whole or a great part of the land on whica New York city stands This well informed gentleman, who a fow years ago 6pent a few JB10 notes in offiCIal and expert investigation, promptly entered into the pa&t history of the Welsh millions romance, although he did not pretend to have any knowledge of any recent disoo n_' les. The reported estate of one Robert El wards, a Welsh emigrant, reported to have been a tailor," he said, "has formed a sub ject of much periodical inquiry during the last thirty years. I have had the matter carefully looked into, both in New York and Albany, m which respective cities the records were said to be kept, but the most searcning scrutiny of the official abstracts and indices disclosed nothing. I believe thj quest to have been started by some unscni pulous persons in America. They extortei considerable sums from all kinds of peopje who had little or nothing to spare. For ex ample, one hardworking old man p-I.A with th9 modest savings (about ClOO) of s lifetime, and instead of ending his days m the independence of a cottage he had to die in the workhouse. "The emigrant Edwards was apparerti? of a Llanymynech family, and a few years ago a case very like the present one went the rounds of the Press as 'The Llanymr nech Romance. I am descended from a branch of the Edwards family, and on b., half of others as well as myself I became satisfied long ago that the millions would never reach anyone in this country Many of the family settled in the United States ha\e failed to substantiate any claui. to the estate." Having shown the pressman a New YorK Press statement of a former case of bn owned Land," by means of which at leaCi a quarter of a million dollars was extTactec from the pockets of comparatively pouT people, the gentleman reiterated the neea of extreme caution before parting with tees to inquiry agents whose status was njt known. Robert Edwards, aged 24. left his íath2i" Welsh farm in 1764 for the United States, and was not heard of again for over 1:);) years, when the report came that he bad received for loyal service to the British Crown a grant of 34 acres of land on i<«*' York Island in 1768: which he was said to have leased to the King for 99 years. P? had, it was stated, died intestate in 1799. Palpably non-existent offices were named m which his papers were said to have been do posited. Writing from New York on February 20, 1552, a responsible firm of solicitors of that citv stated in the course of a categorical denial of the existence of the Edwards es- tate:—"The lawyers here laugh at the re earring rumour." If this letter serves r~> urcvent anv further foolish hopes and ou- ays, and also to prevent the agitators oi this unfounded claim from obtaining rxiyn.y from other disappointed people, we shati be glad." In another letter the same firm rennrLeJ; "There are said to be several other estaufl^ in New York of the same kind, and we bear there are some great English estates waiting for heirs But we have learned to fta-s little faith in these reputed estates. Our search in the Edwards matter has confirms little faith in these reputed estates. Our search in the Edwards matter has confirms this impression INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF -HE I CLAIMANTS. "That is all very well," said one of .r.e most active movers, among the local Abra- hams, evidently still believing in the validity of the c 1111 "But the Liverpool gentleman a investiga- tions are quite conclusive," the reporter persisted, "and he quotes extracts from l letters warning poor people in Wales from further wasting their money." "Oh, we can have plenty of money to go on with as soon as the preliminaries are pcttM," was the confident reply. "But have you any substantial evidence of a claim?" "We have got evidence for instance, that last letter from America. "Hearsay statements—gossip," suggested the reporter. "Wêll." was the answer, "our committee will be meeting again shortly, and of course we shall consider this Liverpool gentleman's letter and decide what we shall do m face of it." Other, of the claimants, who all along have openly doubted the existence of any Edwards' estate, axe naturally much re- lieved at the latest phase of the romance.
South Wales Hockey Association The annual meeting of the South Wales Hockey Association was held at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea, on Saturday afternoon, 31r. lltid E. Thomas presiding. Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn was reappointed president. The Secretary reported that the position of the association continued to be satisfac- tory. There was a balance in hand of jS22 18s. 4d. The balance (said the secre tary) would be considerably reduced whs\ the English match accounts for last season had been finally closed, there being a loss on the same owing to the very wet weather, and, further, the poor support accorded same from the cluos in the district. In reference to the English match at New port, the secretary mentioned that at tht- Cheshire meeting of the Welsh Hockey ,S sociation the following resolutions wef I passed:—'That this meeting of the Weisa Hockey Association severely censures Messrs. TItid Thomas, W7..i.. Eaylis, and Rev. A. Davies for their unwarrantable changing cf the Weisli team against Eng land, in absolute disregard of the arrange ments made at the Selection Committee oa l'ebruary 11th last." "That this meeting considers the action of the three Welsh members of the team ¡I, refusing to play perfectly justifiable." Mr Williams, Newport, did not think th? action of these three men justifiable. He pn, rased that they protest agr-inst thf resolu- tions, and have confidence m their interna twnal selection committee. Mr. Randell seconded, and this was car "A* resolution was also passed that the ac tion of the seven men was m no way j r tlfiItbwas decided that each club affiliated tc the association should pay an annuai sub- scription of 10s. 6d. to both the South Wilee Association and the Welsb Hockey Asso:ia tion.
Queer Craft at Swansea. A strange-looking vessel entered ,he Prin e of Wales Dock, Swansea on Saturday morn in shape she resembles a cigar, is term ed a whale-back, and is an unlovely-looking CrShea^gnamS the Sagamore, belongs to M„,rs Johnston and Co., of Liverpool, nails from Antwerp, carries a crew of BelgL-, v. n<Tis skipp«red by a German. The Sagamore is loading patent fuel at the Pacific Wharf for Barcelona. The Sagamore is loading patent fuel at the Pacific Wharf for Barcelona.
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SWANSEA POLICE COURT. FRIDAY. Before Dr. John Evans and Mr. F. Edwards HE DIDN'T CALL AGAIN. Patrick Lee, seaman, was charged with stealing a pair of trouserb and tnree shirts value 55., from a bedroom at Vaughan s lodging-house, belonging to Wm. Gr?en, a coloured mar. Complamant had seen defendant wearing the trousers. On the application of Supt. Gill, the caee was remanded till next Thursdav. RIOTOUS IN HIGH-STREET. Anorah Burke, Charles-street, and Lily Argent, Strand, were summoned for riotous I behaviour by fighting in High-street. There were previous convictions against: Burks Argent had only appeared before the court tor drunkenness; she was then sent to the ¡ workhouse. Burke was sent to prison for a month, and Argent for seven days. Defendant Argent: Any fine, sir. Clerk No. Later, however, defendant was recalled BEGGAR IMPRISONED. and fined 10s. BEGGAR IMPRISONED. Thomas McCarthy, of no fixed address, charged with begging at Kensington-cres- ¡I cent, was sent to prison for six weeks. USING OBSCENE LANGUAGE. Edmund Thomas, labourer, Pentre Esty." was fined 1.5s. or ten days for using obscene language and not appearing to answer a summons ARCHITECT AND A DOG. John Henry Rowlands, architect, Eaton- crescen*, was summoned for keeping a dog without a license. Owing to a technicality, the summons, it is stated, having been issued for a wrong date, the case was dismissed, and another summons will have to be issued. SATURDAY. Before Messrs. Abraham Thomas, Wm. Walters and John Powell. MISCELLANEOUS. Samuel Phillips, 20, Landeg-street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in N. n road J This was the fourth appearance, and a fine of 2Cki.. cr 14 days was 1,flckd. Chas. Stevens. 16, New-street, and Ann Edwards, no address given, were summoned for indecency. Stevens was fined 106., or seven days, and Edwards was aff >rded -a month with hard labour. An order of Is 6d. per week was made against Samuel Rees, 66. Cwm Level-road. for the support of his eon in the Industrial School.
County Business, ] SATURDAY. Before Messrs. Abraham Thoivmg, John J. Powell, and William Walters. A SINGLE DRUNK. David John-, labourer, Gonsemon, was fined 15s. including costs for a 1 .jf\ which he now regretted. He got drunk, tha.t ex. plaining his disorderly conduct. AN INLAND REVENUE CASE. Thomas Phillipts. painting contractor, was summoned for having used a carriage with- out obtaining the necessary license. ° The Supervisor of Inland avenue aid this was a case primarily of neglect. Defendant asserted that the Revenue offi cers did not approach him for five or six weeks afteT he had made use of the carriage A tine oi £ 1 Vs., including costs, was iia- po&ed.
— Queen of Portugral s Sister's Accident- Princess Mary Isabella, Duchess of Guise, a sister of the Duke of Orleans, the Queen of Portugal, and the Duchess of Aosta, was thrown from her horse while taking exercise at Abberton, Worcestershire on Thursday afternoon, and fractured her left leg. On Thursday night an operation was per- formed by Drs. Leslie and Formers, and this was successful. The fracture is simple, but thz Duchess is much Cruised and shaken, j Sue ocwe the operation well ,and on Friday morning was reported to have passed a fairly good night and to be quite comfortable. It is not intended to engage a professional nurse, this work being undertaken bv the Comtesse De Puris and Princess; Louise. Princess Isabel of France, the Duchess de Guise, who was thrown from her norse while out riding near Wood Norton, Wor- cestershire last Thursday, and fractured a leg, passed a good mght, and was very eoin- tertable on Saturday morning. The Duke de Guise arrived at Wood Nor- ton on Friday night, being met at the Eves- ham Station by Princess Isabel, cister „f Princess Louise, and Dr. Leslie. He ex- pressed the greatest concern as to the oa '■ient's condition, and was much relieved fo hear from the doctor that there was not the slightest danger of any permanent injurv, and that the Princess >vould in all probabil- ity be able to walk about again in six weeks' time.
Italian Anarchists: Old Bailey Trial. At the Old Bailey on Friday, Adolle An- tonelli and Fran esco Barbcri, Italians, -ere it.d;cted. Anton "Hi for printing and publ-eh- ing certain papers in the Italian language intended to justify assassination and mur- der, and ndcavourinsr t J inc tc evil disp srd persons to commit murder and encouraging persons to'murder the sovereigns and rulers of Europe, etc., and BaTberi for aiding and ab. ttirg the commission of the said misde- meanour. Both men pleaded not guilty. Mr. Muir opened the case at some length. He said the paper was published by a group cf alleged anarch-ste, and there was an actual incitem nt to murder the rulers in Europe and in particular the prasent King of Italy. The publication which Antonelli was I chars d witn ">uHi?hins, gr rfied the action cf Bre ci the csssass n of K'ng Humbert, and encouraged other persons to emulate his example. On the paper was prirted in j 6mall type, "the future are thought and dvnamite:" The -eneral tone of the pub- lication was that th° w-Tk nc class, s. were err und down by the capitalists and le.sured I clas-fii. that The poor w rc shot down by the soldiers, and th&t old pecple were al- lowed to die of starvation. The remedy lor thes' alleged grievances, it was sugg .sted, should e something more effective tban cobble-stones, and that arms and explosives -hould be procured by the peoole, who sh uld l-oe taught by word and + xample when and how to employ them in the cause of revolution. Referring to the present King of Italy. the document sa;d. "Let the monarehs and thieves of Savoy be removed, and w th I them also fall the monarehs of other states." "Lot us begin,' said the paper, "bv throwing down the first obstacle and whfn we have overthrown and trodden under foot the altars then w s^a'l think of the rest." Evidence was then called. According to the police, Antonelli I'fat.d 1.000 copies of the paper were di tributed among anar chists. He added he did not write anv of the articles, but corrected nr" ofs. When arretted at Southampton prisoner said he I did not know where the incitement to mur- der came in. Barbery, when arrested, de- clared his innocence. I
Trap Disaster at Aberystwyth. Taking fright on a hill, a horse attached to a trap bolted and dashed into a wall t Aberystwyth on Friday. All the o^erpants were thrown ont, Mrs. Northwood. of Oldham, and her four-mon^h- old baby escaped unhurt, but the womar, brother and her two boys, aged respectively two and four, were seriousJy injured and taken to the infirmary.
The intended marriage is announced of an i old Swansea boy, Mr. James Cook, eldest son of Mr. Giles Cook, house furnisher, Swansea,, and Miss Lilian Derrick, on'y daugnter ot the late Inspector Der?'.ck (G.W.R Station. Oxford). Mr. Cook is chief organiser and hon. secretary of the an nuai Oxford Shop Assistants" Carnival, and j also the hon. secretary of the Oxfordsnire Welsh Society. I
/ft' ■ "">X I MEF. SAP..AH RAVEN, of | u 87, Bourne Road. Colchester, saya :— I y Foi fifteen years I suffered from I § constipation and piles. Often have I H paced the rem the whole nieht H through. For n.wholemo;-th at a time H I had no peac). night and day, and had B to crawl about 0: kneel down, doubled S up: in order to obtain relief. I had no S ippetite. and my food did me no good. H "I went twiceto the Colchester Hos- jS pital as an out-door patient From S onedoctur I received oils.which proved G'drlSTtP&TiOH H caused me such intense srffering that S r have many a time sunk down through ■ exhaustion. My husband purchased « medicines of a 1 descriptions, bnt I ■ stid continued to suffer. 1| "I heard of Biie Beans, and im- P mediately bought a box. A Rhort B time after commencing with the b Beans, I felt relief. My pains were Eg not so acute or so enduring. I bought B I a further supply of Beans, and was 8 H competeiyrid of the constipation and I H the piles by the time I had taken four B I boxes. I am now quite veil and B i strong, can eat with relish, am putting B H flesh on very quickly, and can do my I work with energy and pleasure." t D
Housing in the Swansea Valley. At PoLtardavv. Guardiaas, un Thursday, Mr. Jocm GrJt1,th:o DIES1.üng. Mr. Johnny James moved hat delegates I* appointed -o attend the Rural Housirj Be- form Confcrecot: at Letchworth (Herts.), 0& Sept. 23rd. In doing so Mr. James said that m his district tacre were continual ^onipj-uats overcrowding, and of the insanitary c. lldi, tion of houses His object n seeding cit-U- gates to the conference was to see m w'.at direction they as a council coidd move, so is to better the conditions. Replying t the Chairman, Mr James said other councils were sending to the eunhr- ence. Mr. D. E. Parry, in seconi:ng, said that complaints w-or- very frequent, especially in Y stat viera. Mr David Jones fVelindre) said if it waa a question J seeing they should "end some- one who understood p.bout building If it was a question of talking they should send someone who could talk. (Laughter.) The Clerk explained that the object of sending delegates was to see whit buildings would be desirable to build, and b discuss the rural by—laws. It was decided to send Mr. David Jones, Dr. Jer.ki.is (Clydach), and Mr. C. B. Jen- kins (Clerk).
New Rector of Cilybebyll. The Bishop of Llanoaff has appointed "be Rev. M. Evans Davies. P.A., to the liv. of Kilybebyli, near Neath. The neW rector has been for some years c.irito of Cadoxton-jnxta-Neath. The rev. eentleman is a Lampeter B.A-, was ordained deacon by the late Bishop Lewi? In 1896, and pri-st in the following year. He h id th-" a^i tant curacy of Allt- ven from 1P9VTSS7 also ihe following cur- acies S £ -t"en Si^tfTS. 1897-"1899 i Ens-r>frton, Yo-rks. 1 r9<7-"tP01 Seven Si«1"rs. 1901-1902, and in 19"15 he was re-r-pointed curatc-in- charge of AJPwen. The new re- t, r is extremely ivrmlar. ST14 has won the hi "he^t e^tA-rri nf all his par- ishioners He is a sound Churchman of Vi"WE ci-r, H*6 R^-AWW^T'NT to Alltw-'Ti fhp ntnrbor of c^Tom^tveaT^s has more than d^n^d T' e tone of th" s°r- vies and thp cbn^ch auxiliaries are "f n ver-" K^r-.fril rh:¡r:1 rt PT. Mrs Davids is the fjftJ, df- hfer of Mrs. Pr'^e <he lnte E P Pr;oo. Morfa Mp T, C~rd. and Glacd'^aiR. Llanwrda, Carm., B-th h ave the congratulations and good wishes ? all.
American Bars for Swansea. The Hill liner Bristol City is discharging a general cargo at the East Dock, Swansea, from New York. Included in the 'parcels is one of 100 tons of American tinmate kP11 for local tinpiate manufacturers These shinrnents are not so uncommon as 'may have been supposed. At a moderate computation it is estimated that no fewer than ten thousand tons of Ampriean bars have been landed a.t Swansea. during the present year, and quit-e a con- siderable quantity ii, ue before the New Year. At the present time, however. Americaa makers are not "offering" v^ry briskly.
Welsh Industries Association. Another large and influential meeting of the sellers si the exhibits' department ot the Welsh Indu^r^v Exhibition at Swansea was held on Friday afternoon. Mr. Ernest Helme presided. It was elicited that there will be over 1.400 exhibits, probably the largest ever known in the Principality, and there will bo 50 assis- tants, comprising all the most prominent peonie ot the countryside. Welsh national costume will be largely worn. The hand loom a: the exhibition will be the same as that shown at the Worlà's Fair, Chicago A &ub-eommittee w1? ap- pointed to further this particular depart- ment.
Swansea Docks Discontent. Swansea dock traders are grumbling loudly at what they term stagnation in trade. Ship- brokers in particular are ecmplainmg bitter- ly—especially those in the steamship line. The growing practice of firms on the Con- tinent of chartering steamers at their end., and sending them over, is creating ^m^ti.nif akin to anxiety, as it plays havoc with tb< ineome of the Bristol Channel broker, be- sides bringing foreigners to ports instead oi Britishers.
Jowett Signs on for Hull. Jowett., the Swansea ritht wing three. quarter. hat. definite1 deciued to accept tha terms offe*vd him by the Hull Kingston Rovers, i.e., the ingoing of a oublie-houae, and a sum, stated to be £ 50 down. A V iegran was received on Saturday from him tj the effect that he had signed on, and that everything was to his satisfaction.
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