CARDIFF'S FOURTH WIN. CLUB'S RECORD INTACT. SWANSEA BACKS BEATEN. GATE OF THE SEASON. Quito the tit-bit" of the season the lonrth and final meeting of &wa and Cardiff at Swansea on Saturday- fcbfeo previous games had resulted IB^ tones for Cardiff by 36 points to 6, should be recorded that 22 of these P by the City men were obtained from droPP :d and penalty goals. Cardiff had only croese the AH Whites' line four times to of which three of the former not verted. The Blue and Blacks their lost a single club match this seaso record being Played, 23 w°n'j' -zo con- and drawn 2. They have sCOrjv an<i 44 verted goals, 8 dropped, 4 penalti ^nt5- tries—341 points, a* against their 3 converted goals, X dropped, 2.P Wels-h and 13 tries—68 points. In thoelI n 11, matches Cardiff have played eoai6> 6 having registered ii tries—I42 dropped, 4 penalties, and 1' *r ^bs points—aa compared with the 0 8 trjes- 1 converted goal, 1 penalty, and. of 110 32 pointe—showing a c -r uT Swan- points. Of the 23 matches P^ay wor) '7, sea this season, the All Whites a QV&rted lost 4, and draw- i, to tailing pena!- goalfs, 3 dropped (one from a mar > ties and 27 tries—136 P°j -f^na]ti.as, and converted goals, 4 drop: ~d, ^JZotice>d that 8 tries—69 points. It will » more than Cardie have recorded 205 P°V^f adverse Swansea, yet the latter bave vbites have points to Cardiff's 68. The with ?5 shown tip well against Lsn drawn. Score piaved, 9 won, 4 lost and t. g pen. f >r: 4 converted x against, 6 alties and 14 tries—76 P? „ penalties a^d converted goals, 4' dropp^'1' ^hs 7 tries—58 points. Company Welsh matches, Cardiff <■ por past, points in excess of ^T'heen played be- 19 seasons, 35 matches aa\ gjacks, tween the All Whites a*1 1<Jgfc 28, and of which Swansea wonnyer'ted goak, 14 drew 7; scoring 3 penalties and dropped, cne from a m Jiff registered 16 40 tries—314 P01^' Dt)€d 2 penalties, and converted goals, 5 being in the 34 tries—212 P°inteTX dear superiorly ascendant V f^J^Saturday's match the for the period. important change in of the Sde, ta being the centre three-quaxter to out- 't hlf lice Phil Hopkins, the latter t»k- S^Trfw1^- Thi> ch^e Sas weu intenti^ned one, as Hopkins nad rsnt o-iven general satisfaction as a partner J™ and resr :ed his old position. The fifteen was hailed as the best the All Whites could place on the field, and it be- coming known that the players purposed rising to the occasion, excitement was keen as to the result. There were hopes that Swansea would make history by achieving what other clubs have failed to do so far this season, namely, inflict the first club defeat upon the Tafisiders. Doubts existed AS to whether David would be able to re- sume partnership with Bush at half-back, m consequence of his recent stre-et accident. Otherwise Cardiff were at full strength. At three-quarter Ralph Thomas took Cecil Biggs p'ioe on the right wing, the ex-Penartfc In..4') not having fulfilled expectations 1 The game was generally commented wpor as a battle between the forwards on fcoth sides. The Line and Blacks were physically bigger than the All WLLJS front rank but it was u-leged that the visitors' e-ic-ivi, contained a couple cf "fancy" for- Vi ard". Serine nn2-2 his reappearance In the .A" Whites' front rank, the Swansea forward not having played since the last ma" err against Cardiff a month ago. cnuJd. Swansea hold the visitors in front, and check the Cardiff back machinery getting into motion looal enthusiasts had hopes, as :t was" a foregone conclusion that Swansea would be outclassed at three-quarter aad full back. if the All Whites failed in front, -t was Cardiff's game. The referee Mr. Ben Lewis, who has a standing arrangement +.0 officiate in Swansea v. Cardiff matches, he'd the whistle for the ninth consecutive time. Teams: — S'V ANSEA. — Back, Jack Bancroft; three-quarters, Frank Gordon, W. Arnold, Joe Evans and Phii Hopkins; half-brcks, R. o- .a and W. J. Trow; forwards, W. Joseph, Harry Htmt, A. Smith, D. Thomas, Ivor Morgan, W. Cole, F. Serine, and Geo. HavT?ard. CAu^IFF.—Back, H. B. Winfield; three- quarters, J. L. Williams, R. T. Gabe, C. F. Bi s and R. C. Thomas; half-backs, P. F. Buch and R. Da-rid; forwards, George Ncrthmore, .v. Neill, J. Powell, J. Brown D. Westacott, F. Smith, E. Rumbelow, ciid Brice. Referee—Mr. Ben Lewis (Pontypridd). CARDIFF TEA-M N011 HOPEFUL. The Cardiff XV. arrived in Swansea. at five to three, 24 minutes after scheduled time, by the ordinary train. In conversation with the players, our representative elicited that they were not sanguine of victory. They knew that to beat Swansea at Swansea they would have to play for all they were worth. The opinion was to t,he effect that the team that scored first would win the match, and they hoped that side would be Cardiff. David at the last moment was prevailed upon to play. He had put in no practice for the past couple of weeks, but inasmuch as Gibbs was on the injirred list, and no confidence was placed on Randell Da vies, of the Re- serves, the Cardiff Committee were bound to call upon Da"id. It was at half that Cardiff expected trouble, and as Brice was unable to get himself thoroughly fit, HIe ex, pressions of the Cardiff team adequately em- phasised the fact that they realized danger to their record. They were met at the sta- tion by a large cumber of people. Prior to the arrival ot the Cardiff team hail fell, and the weather at one time looked threatening, but fortunately it cleared off, and with the exception cf a strong easterly wind, the con- ditions for a good game were excellent. High-street Railway Station was busy. Shortly after three an excursion of fourteen br fifteen carnages disgorged a load that Was estimated at about 1,000. The 1..3.5 ordinary down train had also been packed. t6 was the 2.40 from Carmarthen, and the Port Talbot market special, which teached Swansea at 2.25. Altogether it is probable that not less than 3.500 reached High-street station in the early afternoon. LARGEST GATE OF THE SEASON. Easily the largest gate of the season as- jembled at St. Helen's to tyitness the match. Half-an-hour before the kick-off there must have been 10,000 people on the ground, while there was a constant flow through the gates. The tramways company ran a speciai tervice which was eagerly patronised, tra.m- ioads being brought own the field at short Vntervals. Never t,_1' Jre this season was there such a magnificent attendance at St. Helen's—almost reaching international pro. Dortiona. At 3.15 about 15,000 had gath ared, the stand being filled to its utmost i-apocity. while the Recreation Ground end "f the field and that bordering on Bryn- foad were densely crowded. Several mem bei of the Welsh Union were present, in- duding Mr. Walter E. Ree: (secretary), who travelled down with the Cardiff team Sir John Llewelyn was in his accustomed leat. At 3.40. ten minutes after the adver Used time for the kick-off, the attendance te*kched clcse on 20,000, the greatest ex- eiterrr-' prevailing. A few minutes later the Cardiff team drove up to the Gorse-lane entrance and made f^" the pavilion—an ex- ception occurrence, as generally the dress- ing-rooms under the grand stand are used by visitors. This privilege, however, may be on account of the recent question which pre' aled at Cardiff the other day when the All Whites were offered no accommodation tor placing of their coats, sweaters, and so The wind was bitterfy cold and just be- fore the start slight rain fell, which added to the discomfort of the crowd. At 12 min- utes to four Cardiff emerged from the pa- vilion and were accorded a ripping recep- tion, a similar one being given the All Whites. Dick Jones was seen running across the ground with a slight limp and was greeted with enthusiasm. Pugsley stood down from the nine selected Cardiff forwards. KICK-OFF. SWANSEA LOSE THE TOSS. Swansea lcet the toss, and Joseph kicked up to J. L. Williams who replied to toucn aT! his twenty-five, the ball gover over the stand. Swansea secured from the farst scrum and Trew, .instead of making off, kicked back into touch with little ^ro^in gained. Three scrummages were formed, from the last of which David secured and runni"1, quickly handed t Bush. The lat- ter misfielded and e ball getting loose exchange kicking ensued between Bancroft, Winfield, Gordon and Bush, the advantage resting with Cardiff, who, assisted by the wind,"sent the ball over Swansea's lme for Arnold to touch down, although there was plenty of room for him to come out. How- ever, it was a safe course to adopt under the circumstances. Soon afterwards, Ar- nold marked and sent to the centre where Serine got away cleverly, evading two or iree Cardiff backs cleanly. He passed out but the ball went astray and the centre was reached. David was next conspicuous with a neat kick to touch after which be secured and sent on to Bush, and CardiS-s outside half set his backs in motion. First Gabe, Biggs and Ralph Thomas receiving, Car. diff's right wing went down the field at a rare pace, and, when confronted by Bancrott passed back in the open field. This was not accepted, and Swansea saved within ten yards of their line. Bit by bit the All Whites relieved beyond their twenty-five, Hunt being conspicuous. A long pass-out by David to Gabe was fumbled and Swan- sea- gained a further ten yards. From a scrummage, Owon handed to Trew. The latter attempted to punt, which J. L. WiJ- 1 liams charged down. It looked dangerous for Swansea, but in his efforts to gather Williams knocked on at the All Whites' twenty-five. Dtick Owen here got away aim 1, and putting in a clever kick up the field, which was well followed up by Joseph, Winfield was pressed. Cardiff's full back, howsv^ put in a nice screw-kick, which found touch again at the centre. Another kick up the field by a Swansea back was marked, and Winfield, with a huge kick, and t.he wind behind him, was stated '0 have placed the ball into touch at Swan- sea's twenty-five by the Cardiff umpire, Mr. J. Davies, a committeeman, a decision which was not relished by the crowd. 4. moment later the Cardiff backs were in mo- tion, and Ralph Thomas GOT CLOSE TO SWANSEA'S LINE. A short kick by Owen was smartly marked by J. L. Williams abor'; 15 yards from Swansea's line. The bal was placed for Winfield, and it looked as if Cardiff -were to be awarded the goal, but the Cardiff back's kick went wide and Swansea touched down, much to the relief of the huge con- course. Gordon touched down again a moment later fro ma long kick. Some ex- citing play followed on one occasion the Cardiff backs indulging in passing, which failed at Ralph Thomas, and the game onoe again was stubbornly contested at the centre. Trew made off but ooulid not get dear, and the forwards were called upon to save. A small punt by Biggs was wo}ll bii^cCt by Ralph T..omas, who prevented Arnold getting in his reply. Once Phil Hopkins got going, but after travelling a short distance gave an awkward pass to Joe Evans, which went into touch a.t Swan- sea's twenty-five. Trew put in a high punt which the wind affected. J. L. Wit- hams claimed a mark, but the referee or- dered a scrum, -I-UE BSXK &O.ond Gordon was seen scampering away on his own. Hs got clean up to Winfidd about 20 yards from the visitors' line and then put in a short punt. Phil Hopkins came tearing along for all he was worth. Unfortunately, he knocked on, although he went over the line —v:ry hard hick for Swansea. The All Whites were now in a grand attacking position, but the ball coming out on Car- diff's side, Bush relieved with a well-judged kick to half-way. He was well to the front aoon afterwaixls with another t;ood kick close to Swansea's line. The next scrum ai*d Cardiff were over. The ball came out clean to David, and he whipped it out' to Bush in a twinkle. The ball passed through tte hands of Gabe, Lggr and Ralph Thomas for the latter TO CROSS OVER IN THE BRYN-ROAD CORNER after 30 minutes' play. Winfield toqjJ the kick, and although the angle was difficult his shot touched the far goal-posts and re- bounded into the field of play. With a teki of 3 points, Cardiff tried hard to force meters, but the All "hItes played up man- fully. A long kick by Gabe was promptly gathered by Bancroft, who ran by Ralpn Thomas, and put in his punt ten yards over the half-way. Cardiff's passing went astray, and Phil Hopkins, nipping in, in tercepted and got away. By the hardest of luck Joe Williams failed to accept his pass when his course was practically clear. Had he gathered has speed was bound lo have taken him over, as Winfield was well out of the way. Nothing daunted the All Whites kept pegging away on Cardiff's twenty-five. Owen tried to bring off one pass which almost proved fatal, as J. L. Williams got hold of the ball, and with almost a dear course, readied Bancroft well down the field. He tried an inside pass which Gordon successfully cleared. Ban- croft, in his attempt to lay Williams low, was hurt, but speedily resumed. From the scrummage, Bush tried to drop a goal. The direction was accurate, but it lacked pown, and Bancroft marked under iiis posts. A scrum was formed and Trew brought much needed relief by a long punt towards half-way, followed by another well over the mark. Half-time was then called with Cardiff leading by three points to nu'. with Cardiff leading by three points to nÙ Half-time Score: Cardiff—1 try. Swansea—N il- PLAY IN THE SECOND HALF.. Svansea had no reason to be disatiefied wil-h their play in the first half. Northmore restarted for Cardiff, and Serine loiocking on a scrum was formed at Swansea's 25. Bush secured and made a^ shot for goal, which went very wide, and Swansea touched down. Bancroft put in a. fine drop-out kick, which flustered Winfield considerably. He was promptly surrounded in attempting to recover, but knocked on. Owen got away on the blind side, and put in a short punt- towards Cardiff's line. By loose footwork Cardiff got out of difficulties, when the re- feree pulled up both sides with a caution. Owen set Trew going, the latter patting in a fine cross-punt. Gordon was all over Gabe before he could move in his 25. A ^<3fs TALK FROM THE REFEREE was greeted with hooting. Swajisea set off about their work in no uncertain manner. TTOW fed his backs, and Arnold coming round made a cross run and punt, which gained a large slice of ground. Another op- portunity came Swansea's T~ay, but on this occasion Arnold fumbled. Tha ball was eventually kicked over the line, and Win- field touched down. From the drop-om Hopkins marked at the centre. He took a drop at goal from this great distance, and did creditably. The ball went sailing to- wards Cardiff's posts, but veered a little outside, and Winfield again touched down. Cardiff got to midfield, where Ralph loomas received. He put in a kick, which Ban- croft fielded, and saved admirably. It was thought he had gained some ground by his kick into touch, but Cardiff's umpire's de- cision was against him, the crowd venting their displeasure by continued outbursts of dissatisfaction. Cardiff remained at tbe All Whites' 25 for two or three minutes, Owen having difficulty in putting the ball in the scrum. At last this was done, and Trew receiving, punted down to midfield. The Taffsider replied oooUy to touch. Bush got away, but hung on to the oval too long. He sent out his pass too late, and Gordon., bursting through, dribbled right away to Winfield and upset the latter. He, how- ever, handled on to Williams, who returned to the centre. Dick Owen. marked smartly, and Bancroft taking the kick, sect t-la ball to Cecil Biggs. The Cardiff centre doubled I prettily, and wound up his effort by finding touch in Cardiff's quarters. Then ensued A FINE RUN BY GABE. He went off grandly, and when pressed handed to Gibbs, and he to ilaipn Thomas. The right winger was within an ace of being over before Bancroft pushed him into touch. Some fumbling work by both sides saw David put the ball over the crces-bar, but the previous infringement robbed Cardiff of the points. Brice and Joseph got locked in each other's arms, but nothing came of the struggle. Cardiff continued to press. Trew was weak in picking up, and Joe Evans had to save right on his line. By a smart flying kick, Bancroft relieved the pressure. Trew made amends for his previous miss by a long put down the field. Ralph luomas was hustled by Arnold, and a knock on caused play to be fought at the centre. Serine was laid out for a second or two, and on resuming attempted* to take up a posi- tion as a rover. Gordon promptly ob- served this movement and ordered him back into the pack, a prt cedure which the crowd appreciated. Swansea were now doing a little better, and Arnold came to the front v/ith a low kick which touched one of his opponents in transit, and the ball rolling INTO TOUCH CLOSE ON THE CARDIFF LINE, caused the visitors to act strictly on the de- fensive. ihey burst through, but Gordon came again to the rescue and repelled them. Hajd scrumming on the Cardiff line ensued for two or three minutes, in which Ralph Thomas was temporarily hurt. Swansea's chance to cress the line failed by Trew tak- ing a shot for goal which didn't come off. The position was a good one, but the ball went wide, and only a minor was recorded. The sun affected Bancroft's accurately field- ing a kick from a mark by Winfield, and the Blue and Blacks were in Swansea terri- tory. Swansea tried passing, but it was very weak, and no ground was gained- Trew put in another kick to the centre. With but four minutes to go, the match looked lost and wen. Swansea were award- ,1 the first free kick of the match, which Bancroft pun-ted high. Nothing, however, L arne oi it,^ and play remained at the centre ■intil tiie final whistle blew. FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF—1 try. SWANSEA—Nil.
GAME AT A GLANCE. FIRST HALF. 3.25.—Gwyn Nicholls takes his seat the ropes amidst an ovation from the occu- pants of the stand. Weather threatening. At this time there were about 15,000 people present, and the trains were still bringing them along. 3.45.—Cardiff fielded amid applause, and the Swansea players followed. 3.50.-Joseph starts tor Swansea, and it was noticed that the backs faced each other as follows—Joe Evans and J. L. Williams, Phil. Hopkins and Gabe, Gordon and Biggs, Arnold and Ralph Thomas. 3.51.-David beat Owen, and Trew conaes around and saves. 3.54.—Cardiff backs indulge in a round o passing, and Gabe kicks up to ArnoW, who makes a maork. 3.55.—Cardiff forwards line out, and th3 backs pass well and carry play to Swan- sea's line.. 3.58.-Williams charges a kick by Trew ana misses when he has a clear run m. 4.0.—Owen dribbles away from the "crim- mage and carries play to Winfield, who gathers and sends to touch. 4.2.-Cardiff umpire meets with adverse re- marks from the crowd for alleged -nf air decision. Cardiff presses, and P Thomas makes a mack. Wmheki fais at the kick. 4.4.—Trtrvv brings Bush down with a ,ove y 4.6.—Cardiff backs again pass, but the trans- fer to Williams was a poor one. 4.7.—Phil Hopkins intercepts, but his pass t£. Joe Evans is wild and unadvantageous. 4.10.—Splendid burst by Gordon. The "General" gets to Winfield, and puts m a. short kick, which Phil Hopkins gets at, but is recalled for a knock-on. 4,55.-After a good round of passing by the visiting backs, Thomas crosses in the corner. W infield puts in a good kick, but the ball strikes the post and rebounds into the field of play. 4.20.—Phil Hopkins again intercepts, but his pass to Joe Evans is poor. 4.22.—Owen mulls and J. L. Williams darta up the field, and when confronted by Ban- croft he is tackled. 4.25.-Half-time-Ca.rdiff, 1 try; Swansea, nil. SECOND HALF. 4.30—Cardiff linesman on going over to the "tanner" touchline is booed by t'-1e bankers. Northmore restarts for CairdÎJÏ and Swai-sea warm down to it. 4.32-Referee addresses a few words to the players 4.35-—Joe Evans crosses for Swansea, but the Cardiff touch judge puts his flag up.. 4.37.—Winfield ha-s to kick the ball to save. ¡4.38.-Bancroit tries a drop kick at goat from beyond half-way, but the ball falls short. 4 40.-Cardiff are pressing on Swansea's line but Gordon is conspicuous for a very fine tackle. 4 44.—Gordon kicks to Winfield, who fails to return, and play is left in the Cardiff half. 4.46.—Gabe double-screws and passes to Ralnh Thomas, who is pulled over near the lm»*. 4 49 -David drops a goal, but the ball i,, called back. 4 52.—Resolute scrummaging takes place on Swansea's line. but Parker relieves with a Kick to touch. 4 :54.—Serine comes out of the pack but is quickly ordered back by Gordon. 4.55— -Swansea forwards sweep down the field, but a pass to Arnold is not ac- cepted by the Latter, and a good chance hat; gone. 4.56.—Owen tries blind side tactics, but without sucoess. Swansea now attacks hotly 4.57.—Trew tries to drop a goal, but the ball knocks against a Gardiffian. 5.0—Cardiff relieved through a free. 5.3.—Final whistle. Cardiff win by three points.
LLANELLY V. NORTHAMPTON. SCARLETS DEFEATED IN THE MIDLANDS. HEAVY LIST OF POINTS AGAINST THEM. The Lianelly toam visited Northampton to-day for the purpose of carrying out their engagement with the Midlanders. The pre- vious meeting with Northampton thrtv years ago ended in an easy win for the Scarlets. On that occasion they had an exceptionally ( strong side, including Gabe, Arnold, and Freear. The prospects of a victory to-day were not eo bright. Below are given the ttaiiiis: LLANELLY.— Back, Tom Paddieon; three-quarters, Uew. Thomas, D. M. Davies, Griff. Rowe and Albert Mason; halves, D. Lloyd and W. J. Rees forwards, Jack Auck- land (capt.), Tom Evans, W. Roberts, J. John, G. Stagg, J. Richards, Dan Long, and Evan Thomas. NORTHAMPTON.— Back, C. Leigh; three-quarters, J. H. Miles, F. Coles, H. West and E. K. Mohbe; halves, H. C. Pal- mer (capt.) and T. H. Preston; forwards, E. W. White, A. J. Hofobs, A. Chalmers, G. Burke, J. W. Warren, J. Mason, C. Staf- ford and L. H. Johnson. Rederee-MT. A. O. Jones (Leicester). LlaneHy commenced play against a strong wind, and were quickly dangerous. Shortly afterwards Mills punted away, and charged I down the field. Paddison returned, and gave the ball to the Northampton forwards, who forced a minor. Llanelly again showed clever work, and bet)ame dangerous. Clever play by the home acks followed, West Cole and MaJbb being oonspicuous. They trans- ferred play to mid-field, but Paddison smart- ly prevented a rush by the home forwards. Even play Mlowed until West gave the ball to Mapp, who scored after a good run along the touch line. Northampton still continued to have the better of play, and forced two touch downs. Llanellv now be- came dangerous, and werE; within a few yards of Northampton's line. A penalty, however, saved Northampton, and they went, j
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ABERAVON V. COUNTY POLICE. BOYS IN BLUE BEAT THE 'BRAVON- ITES. On account of the fixtures with Neath having been cancelled (the last of which should have been played at Aberavon), Aber avon made arrangements for a fixture with the County Police instead, and the match was played on the Aberavon enclosure to- iay. The Police played a match previously at Aberavon this season (OJI October 14-th) which the Red and Blacks won sfter a keen contest by eight points to three. Unfortu- nately Brice and Smith had been selected by Cardiff against Swansea, and therefore the Police were without the services of these two staJwart forwards. Much doubt exist- ed up to the last moment as to the composi- tion of the backs for Aberavon. The teams wv iu i ?tl>ly be as follows:- ABERAVON.- -Full-back, D. M. Lewis; three-quarters, T. Williams, Tom Thomas (captain), A. James, and '"Billa" Thomas halves, Willie Harris and Ike Thomas; for- wards, Will Jones, Tim Madden, G. Vick- ery, E. Pugh, Patsy Sullivan, E. Leyshon, W. Kennefick, and Steve Matthews. COUNTY POLICE.-Back Price; three- cj carters, W. Spiller, H. Spiller, Cummings, and Pullman; halves, Dick Thomas and Hawkins; forwards, Galloway. Bob Jones, G. Evans, Dick Jones, R. Thomas, J. Owen, Neyland, and Williams Referee. Mr. W. M. Jones, Bridgend. Evan John turned out for Aberavon in- stead of Lewis at full-back, and Jim Dono- von and Albert Jones replaced Billa Thomas and Tom Thomas at, three-quarters. Fred Lewis played vice Vickrey in the forwards. For the Police Evans took Brice's place at back, and Foley, Rowe, Hunter, and R. Bowen substituted Galloway, R. Thomas, Bob Jones, and Williams in the forwards. It was an hour after the advertised time that Madden kicked off for Aberavon, and the Police replied well into the Aberavon 25, where Donovon sent nicely to touch. The Polioe wheeled the /^st scrum, and a nice run by Hockings g ■•ood ground, the Police forwards rUBhin; JÓ the Aberavon line. From here Tom Williams made a splendid run for Aberavon, getting to mid- field before being tackled. Ned Lewis fur- f ther improved, but the Police forwards held I the advantage in the scrum. Arthur James was next conspicuous with a nice run and kick, and from a scrum at midfield H^w- l Wins dribbled away nioely, but was stopped by Sullivan. One of the Police forwards went away with a good dribble, and a minor was forced. Patsy Sullivan now raced away, but was checked by Cummings, and the visiting forwards worked back. Willie Harris made a fine opening through a bunch of the boys in blue, but he £ 'fDl' into touch at the centre. The lwme tor- wards tried passing, but a mull by J-onÜ3 lost ground, and Donovon relieved a dan- gerous rush. After some hard scrummaging in the home territory Willie Hames se- cured and carried play to the centre. A strong forward rush by the Police again sent play to the Red and Blue ter- ritory, and Be van raced over with a splendid try. He failed to goal. On the drop out, the Polioe, aaded by a strong wind at their backs, again invaded the home territory, and bard scrummaging I ensued right on the Aberavon lme. A free to the homesters brought much-needed re- lief, and this was improved further by a good run by Willie Harris, the Police cus- todian being tackled with the ball. Aber- avon continued to have the advantage, and Arthur Jones brought up a beautiful run to the Police line. The tackling on both sides was now of a determined nature. Tbs Aberavon backs cperted up the game nioely, and Willie Harris got away well and kicked instead of passing, and the Police came back to midfield. Amusement was here created by an acrobatic feat by one of the Police. The Police forwards were playing a strong game, but the Aberavon tackling was keen, ¡;r- "2 and the homester worked back to midfield, when half-time Was called. Half-time Score: Glamorgan County Police—1 try. Aberavon-—JsTil &5Sa/°Srt JsWted for p<>Moe» and in the Police £ -+to wards came aW?0?? here victors' for- Tim Madden xSe 'h a T/vrm-* an excellent save, and in tie visitor^?a g'ood kic^' fouiKi touch 7^1 Sevan pat in a good 2E5 Tfal °f the i io a. J°hn making a mark. This ^rum hemf Polioe territory. From a Arthur Tain! BajITle8 Passed out nioely to Will H/arriea continued to attack, and the soram, awa £ blind side of onto a Punned down the field, but continued t Aberavon j ° and A. John iron. J it}.8? attempt ,to dray a Aberavon r 7- ^ded by the wind, were now toks ^etf-«r of matters, but their a-t- ff finish. Willie Harris again ?™^We11' but A. Jones was rpL i a good opportunity was lost, p v omesters continued to attack, but the Pohcemen were landing stubbornly. A f 3-? by Evan John was well replied centre w^° found touch at the i-hi' Police were now warmed up t. -T and they got u. Aberavon terntory, but rim Madden saved finely and the homestera got back to the Police line. ie ^s and Tom Williams now made .• rrmne<^ eiiorts to score, the latter get- Tfti' ovef' he was recalled, and the Po- calleX°r eC^ b^ck to centre, when time was a FINAL SCORE: Y^MORGA-N POLICE.—1 try. ABERAVON.—Nil
CARDIFF RESERVES V. SWANSEA SECONDS. CLOSE CONTEST: WHITES WIN BY A POINT. JACK DAVIES BREAKS HIS COLLAR- BONE. Swansea Seconds paid a visit to Cardiff on sa-turday, when they met the Blue and I Black second string for the fourth time this season. The Cardiff men have won two TT 1° r8' wkilst the other one played at St. Helen s was left drawn. The Seconds to-day were without Fuller and Kift, and their places were taken by Evans and Grey. The teams were SWANSEA IL—Back, Fred Rees; three quarters, T. Francis, W. Evans, H. Thomas I Pike; half-backs, Davies and T. Grey; forwards, E. Morgan, W. Perry, H. Hiam, W Dennis, D. Morgan, J. Robinson, T. Banks, and W. Griffiths. CARDIFF RESERVES.-Ba.ck, F. Woods; three-quari<ers, G. M'Craith, J. A. Jo»es) J. Williams and G. Heslop (Canton); haif-backs, R. Davies and E. Thomas for- wards, D. L. Evans, D. Pike, L. George, E r Harding, E. Lewis, W. Holt-ham, T. I Sanluels, and R. John. Referee: Mr. H. R. Evans. The match was played under favourable conditions, and beaore a boot 1,500 specta- rs. The home team, which was a very strong one, started, and Swansea replied to touch a-t the centre, and by hard tussling got to the home 25, and s.ucoessfully pre- vented Cardiff opening out the game. A fine kick by Joaies to the Swansea quarter r Hag brought welcome reiief, but again Swan- sea got to the centre, and were making a to the Cardiff goal when the Sooooids the misfortune to lose the services of •lack Davies, the inside half, who injured hit; right collar bone. He retired, and W. T. Evans took his position, Hiams coming out from the pack and going to the wing. On resuming, Swansea continued to pen the, homesters in their 25. Cardiff at length se- cured from a scrum, and by some fine pass- ing got to the Swansea's quarter flag. Again Swansea worked up, and the baD was kicked on, and then MteGraith made a brilliant run alcia5t to the visitors' quarter Bag, where he was tackled finely by Rees, a Swansea back. The homesters now pressed, and play was fast and exciting, Jones getting to the line in a splendid burst. A moment later this same player scored an unconverted try. Ensuing play saw Cardiff on the line again, but nothing further was scored. Half-time Score; Cardiff Reserves—1 try. Swansea II.-N it During the interval it transpired that Da- vies had broken his collar-bone. Swansea restarted, and had the better of tlie play. Rees, after exchange kicking, sent to touch in the home quarters. Cardiff kicked out, and a very fine return by Rees was nullified by the homesters running to the Swansea | goal-line. Here David, the Cardiff half, sent out a high pass, and McCraith got over after out a high pass, and McCraith got over after fclje whole of the three-quarters handled. D. L. Evans failed at goal. Give and take play iollowed, and Williams, the Cardiff I centre, by not passing to his wing, lost a certain try. Cardiff were then awarded a penalty, and D. L. Evans kicked a goal. Resuming the Seconds got to the Cardiff line. Cardiff then worked back to the centre, where Rees sent to touch. A mo- ment later Harold Thomas got over in some loose play. Ernie Morgan kicked the goaL On resuming the Swansea. Seconds again attacked, and Harold Thomas crossed with a second try, which the Swansea skipper once again majorised, thus putting his side one point ahead. Great excitement prevailed, and Cardiff strove hard to score again, but the whistle went with the final score read- ing- FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA II.—2 goals (10 points). CARDIFF RESERVES.—1 penalty goal, 2 tries (9 points).
DEFEAT OF THE "HEATHENS." NEWPORT'S SUCCESS AT USKSIDE. LONDONERS' LINE CROSSED EIGHT TIMES. It is long since Newport were in such a happy mood against Biackheath as they were on the present occasion at Newport to- day. Several changes were made in the home team. Gunstone played full-back in the place of Dai Boots; who is sick, and Sid Adams was placed in the third line, with Plummer, a former half-back, and Plummer, of the second team, on the wing. This worked well, although there were a few faults in the first half. As the game went on faults were remedied, and tries were scored by W. H. Williams and Geo. Boots, neither oi which were converted. Half-time Score: Newport—2 tries. Bla.ckheath- Nil. On the resumption of the second haif Biackheath bucked up a little, but New- port eventually obtained the upper hand, and the homesters indulged in some clever and daring passing, and Plumin-er knocked on when he had a spiendid chance to score. After this tries were scored for Newport in quick succession by Willie Thomas (2), D. Protheroe, Plummer, C. Pritchard, and Sid Adams. Although these were scored almost under the posts, not one was converted. FINAL SCORE: NEWPORT—8 tries. BLACKHEATH—NiL
GLANCE AT SWANSEA SCHOOLS' FORM. INTERESTING MATCHES ON THE RECREATION GROUND. Some really interestajig football was wit- nessed in connection with the Swansea Schools League on Saturday morning, and [he threatened abandonment of the League should not be thought of, let alone carried out. Indeed the future Swansea footballers d,eserve better support. INDUSTRIAL v. DYFATTY. Chief interest was centred in this match, as both taf-ns have been doiag spier ijy all through the season. Industrial lads, oow0 er, proved much too good for Dvfatty, packmg OOtter in the scrummages, and nursing the touch-line excellently, eventually running out winners by nine points to nil, tries being scored by Millai, Begley and Sullivan. FINAL SCORE: INDUSTRIAL. triea. DYFATTY.—NiL DANYGRAIG v. TERRACE ROAD. Danvgraig proved victors in this match, having their adversaries wefl in hand from the start, and crossed their line three times during the game through MotSTA, Thomas and Ayres, the former mnvertang his own try- FINAL SC0R3? DANYGRAIG.—1 goal, I tries. TERRACE ROAD.—Nil. HIGHER GRADE v. ST. JOSEPH'S. St. Joseph's played well is the opening stages, and had only a goal from a mark by Giles recorded against tbtffft, in spite of the strong wind against t-Imm, and it was thought that they would roe out winners with the aid of the latter iI1\ the second moiety, but the Higher Grade bf}>jns "stayed" the better and crossed their Kne onc<3 by Baynham, thus winning by egn points. Baynham, thus winning by egn points. FINAL SCORffi t HIGHER GRADE.—1 god from mark, 1 tey. ST. JOSEPH'S.—Nil. ST. THOMAS v. NATIONAL. National were not fully represented, and suffered defeat by three trie* to one. Allen scored an excellent try for St. thomas, run- ning three parts the length of the field. Coatee and Ivor Williams ocoMi the others, and Smith for the National. FINAL SCORE, ST. THOMAS.—3 tries. NATIONAL.—1 try.
WELSH SCHOOLBOYS' LEAGUE. EAST V. WEST: TRIAL ttATCH AT NEATH. WEST WALES LADS DO THE TRICK. THREE TRIES TO A CONVERTED GOAL. Hundreds of sportsmen interested in schoolboy football visited the Gnoll endo- sure on Saturday afternoon to witness a between teams representing East and West Wales. The Selection Committee had done its work well, and a real trial of skill and strength WaG anticipated with confi- dence- In the original Western fifteen Neath had four "men" included, but Rhys Davies, tha smartest wing three-quarter playing at the present time, was unable to take his place 'n the team, he having wrenched his knee in the Port Talbot match a week ago. The vacancy was filled by I Groves, of Aberavon. The selected teams vere as follows:- EAST.—Back, Thomas (Pontypridd); three-quarters, McDougail (Cardiff), T. Wil- liams (Cardiff), Jones and Williams (New- port); halves, Ooughlan and Potter (Car- diff); forwards, Edwards and Bramfieid (Newport), Penvoe and Carroll (Cardiff), Smith and Wood (Bridgend), Goodman (Fontypridd), and Bennett (Risca). WEST.—Back, Oliver (Bridgend); three- quarters, Coombes and Cox (Aberavon), Ar- rowsmith (Neath), and G. Groves (Aber- ¡ avon); halves, Roberts and Griffiths (Uan elly); forwards, West, Palmer, and Begley (Swansea), Roberts and Stevens (Neath), Pugh and Waile (LUaelly), and Thomas (Mae&tegj. Referee, Mr. Bailey, Llanelly. The encouraging feature about the match I was the ^reat interest shown both by adults and youths. As early as 2.30 there weis a steady stream of public flowing towards the Gooll o&dosure, and when play commenced the gate had assumed proportions which must have been gratifying to the executive of the Welsh Schools League, who took all the pro- ceeds except deductions for expenses, which a.mounted to a very small figure. The game started a bit late, the boys and the com- mittee being photographed, this being the cause of the delay. Following up the plan adopted by the New Zealanders, each player wore on the back of his jersey a dis- tingmshing number which made it easier to follow the personality of the players and the trend of the game. Jenkins (Swansea)
TIftE NEW FRENOH RSMCOY. THERAPION pSSfSSS'.SS in Continental Hospitals by kieord. Ho stun Jobert, Telpeau and others. sorpuiaee every- thing hitherto employed tor imparity of blood, (roots, biotobM. wun« and welling of joint# derangements oi liver and kidnejrs, piles, gravel pains in b-Ack, gout. rheTunaUam, exhaustion etc. Thrao forms. Nos. 1, 2 &. 3, S3 i- 4ys, poat free for P.O.. from Mr. R. Johnson, 48. HoUord Square, London, W.O. If in doubt as to irambar ragfiirad, send details of symptoms witi stamped addressed envelope for reply.
SKEWEN V. NEATH ABBEY. SEMI-FINAL FOR SMART CHALLENGE CUP. These teams met at Briton Ferry m the semi-final match for the George Smart Chal- lenge np. The previous match ended in a draw, and consequently had to be replayed Skewen kicked on, and Neath Abbey re- turned at onoe; took tie aggressive, and pressed severely for some time, when Skewen made a fine attempt to get over the Neath line. The Abbey position looked critical, when their full-back relieved and play was j taken to midfield, where Tom Davies re ceived and cleverly got over with an unoon-1 verted try. On the restart, Neath again pressed, and continued to do so, until half- time.. Half-time Score: Neath Abbey—1 try. Skewen-Nil. FINAL SCORE: NEATH ABBEY—1 penalty goal 1 try. SKEWEN—1 try.
ALL TO PIECES. "All to pieces. This is a form of com- plaint we often hear of—the system out of condition, temper uncertain, eo that the slightest irritation ets on the nerves, rest- less, no appetite, no slec that is refresh- ing. Now what is wanted is something to pull you together. Get Gwiiym Evans' Quinine Bitters, and you will soon find that it will pull you together, and that you will be ail right again. Gwiiym Evans' Quinine Bitters will do you good, for it contains everything necessary for fighting wasting dis- ease. Theiv is no doubt about it. Only taken in time it will vjard off many serious illnesses. Beware of imitations. When asking foT Gwllyrn. Evans' Quinine Bitters that you get it with the name "Gwilym Eva-rug" on the Label, Stamp and Bottle, without which none are genuine. This is important. Gwilym Evans, Quinine Bitters is sold everywhere in bottles 2s. 9d. aLd 4s. 6d. each, or will be sent, carriage free, on receipt of stamps, direct from the Sole Proprietor: The Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Compaov Limited, Llanelly. South Wales.
THE HEAVY PORT TALBOT CLAIM DAMAGES ASSESSED: POINT OF LAW INVOLVED. The special jury at the Cardiff Afisiaes try- ing in Mr. Justice Lawrenoe's court, the daim by the Port Talbot Railway and Docks Company for £ 9,000 damages in re- spect to an alleged breach of agreement by Mr. Oliver Henry Thomas, colliery proprie- tor, decided on Friday that plaintiffs wem entitled to £2,750 damages, but the action was not finally decided. The Judge, in summing up, was inclined to the belief that a breach of the agreement bad been committed, but pointed out m regard to the amount of damages that these must be assessed on the basu of the pro- bable amount of coal that would have passed over the company's line to either Port Tal- bot o" Swansea, though there was the other point that, assuming there was a breach of the agreement it did not follow that injury would accrue to plaintiffs as there was noth- ing to prevent Mr. Thomas sending the whole of the output to Cardiff or Barrv, i not over the company's railway at all." Fm- theff, as to the £ 4,000. the company had ■pa-id the defendant, that was in a large measure by way of compensation for monies expended by Mr. Thomas before he agreed to change the sitoof the proposed two pits The jury, in reducing the claim from £ 9.000 to £2,750, bore these directions in view, but a legal point had been left open for discussion on Saturday as to whether the lessors of the land in question had not by, in effect, retaking possession, relieved the defendant of his liability to the Port Talbot Company under the agreement. After a brief discussion, the Judge on Saturday decided to have the point of law argued in London. Judgment was thereupon reserved.
SWANSEA NURSEMAID. ATTEMPTED POISONING CHARGE VERDICT OF THE JURY. At- Cardiff Assises on Saturdav (before the Lord Chief Justice), Florence Edith Davies (16), nursemaid, was chargad with attempt- ing to administer poison with intent to do grievous bodily harm, by putting salts of lemon into the food intended for the infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Durk, 3, Se-a .-iew-! terrace, Swansea, on 27th February. Mr. ile T. C. Thomas, taking the brief for Mr. LleuLr Thomas, who was in the other court, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. David Rees defended. Mrs. Durk, who carried the baby in "er arms, said 011 the day previous to t-nat of the alleged offence, she found lault wilh a.c- cused for having worn some of r • under- clothing, and also for having burnt a blsfc- ket. Witness then explained that she was in the habit of giving her babe corn flour, and on the day in question she was about to give the babe sor of this food, f- as usuaJ, tasted it. She found IT HAD A BITTER TASTE, and her husband also tasted it, and he ieit sick. The food was thrown away, a i a tm canister of cornflour was handed to the puolic analyst. There had been a packet ot sails of lemon on the dresser, and this was miss- ing. Two police officers came to the house and said to defendant, 'We have come about the cornflour." Defendant made no Tjply, and then Mr. Durk said, "Did anyone tell you to do it?" Accused replied, "1\0, I did it myself, and threw the paper in 0 has- ket." In the evening accused packed her clothes up and said, 'As I did it to yon. — would like me to go." Witness thoi Jf-ked her what made her d., it, and defendant burst into tears. In cross-examination, witness said the ac- cused was a very stupid girl, and had i- er shown any animosity. towards the baby. The salts of lemon was bought al out eight weeks before, but the packet WAS not op- i. and witness was sure that another servant ''hat had been there for a. short time had never used the poison. Mr. Durk corroborated the evidence 01 his wife. Detective-inspector Lewis said that -c the way to the police station, accused said, The missus was cross with me ever since Mon- day. I did not know what I was doing. At the police station, when charg she said, "I AM VERY SO-RY I DID IT." Mr. C. A. Seyler, borough and xranty analyst, spoke to analysing the tin of corn- flour. He found that it contained salts of lemcn. Lord Chief Justice: Would cornflour as j you found it be dangerous? Witness: Yes. Especially dangerous to a small child?- Certainly. What quantity of the salts would kill?— In the case of a child of nine months, fropi fifteen to thirty grams. What was the quantity in the tin?—23 grains. Witness was cross-examined with the view of showing that there was no difference in appearance between salts of lemon and cornflour. Witness said that- salts of lemon was more «f a crystal. By the Lord Chief Justice: It W'}5 one of the serious poisons under the Act. By Mr. A. C. Thomas: As to the possibi- lity of mistaking the two, it all depended on whether fhe salts of lemon was ground up into powder. ACCUSED IN THE WITNESS BOX. The accused was called, and, in answer to Mr. Rees, declared that she did not know what was in the packet that contained salts of lemon, and that she put it into the corn- I in flour, thinking "t was cornflour. Lord Chief Justice intimated that- there was no intention to kill, but simply to do grievous bodily harm. Counsel for the defence, in addressing the jury, argued that a mistake had been committed, and that the jury would realize by the girls' conduct In the box that she did not know what she was doing at the tame. Lord Cbief Justice, in surr ming up, said that he thought the jury must take it that the girl put the salts of lemon into the corn- flour, but the jury had to be satisfied that th^accoscd knew it was a poison He did not think the admission earned the case any further as the girl might have been frightened. The Jury, after a few minutes delibera- tion, found the accused "not guilty." In discharging her, the Lord Chief Jus- tee cautioned her to be VERY CAREFUL IN THE FUTURE, and, addressing Det.-Inspector Lewis, asked him to do his best to get some lady to lll- terest herself in the girl's case. The girl was then discharged.
■ PONTARDAWE POLICE COURT, j FRIDAY. Before Messrs. G. Strick, J. Griffith, E. Benthall, Mid J. H. P. Lloyd. HOSTEL RASH. An hour's extension was granted to the Dynevor Arms, Pontardawe, on the occasicn of an annual football dinner next Saturday The license of the Castle Inn, Pontardavre, was transferred to the widow of the late Thomas Rapsey. A wine license that had been held by John Jones, Post Office, Clydach, was trans- ferred to his widow. The license of the Bush Inn, Ystalyfera, was transferred from Mr. Henrv Jones to Mr. David Griffith. RATEPAYERS THAT DON'T. Excnsal lists were presented by the over- seers of the parishes of Ynismond and Cily- bebvll. At Ynysmond only one person was ex- cused; at Cilybebyll about 17. "Very good parish to live in," ejaculated Mr. Leeder, who bad come from Swansea. MISUNDERSTOOD THE RULE. Henry Griffiths, tin worker, Ystalyfera, was summoned for rot sending his child to school. Asked why, he said he thought she had a right to leave school after 13 years of age. This, it was explained, only applied where a child had passed the sixth standard, whereas the certificate produced showed that this one had tailed to pass standard five. The parent was fined 5s. TO WAIT ON MOTHER. Frederick Parkwell, miner, Ystalyfera, f similarly summoned, pleaded that his wife had been ill- Mr. Strick: I am afraid tha.t is no reason that we ran take into account. Clerk (to defendant): Is t.his your eldest daughter? w Defendant: Yes, sir. You kept her home to a-ftend to her mother 1- Yes. Mr. Strick What are you?—A collier. Is it the first time you have been sum- moned?—Yes. The child has not attended school for some months?—The school has not been open. Chairman: The school has been opened 130 time6, and the child has only been there 50 times. An attendance order was made. FLOWS ON FOR EVER. i These were fined for drunkenness:—Jas. Davies, collier, Ystalyfera, 10b. Evan Davies, collier, Gwaunca-egurwen. lOs. m- cusive; Evan Llewellyn, tinworkeT, Ystaly- fera, 7s. 6d. and costs; Thomas Williams, Rhos, 5s. and costs: William Pennington, wheelwright, Ystalyfera 10B GREENGROCER'S LESSON. Aneurin Gape, greengrocer, Ystalyfera, was fined 26. 6d. and costs for leaving his horse unattended. ONE DOG, ONE LICENSE. 't h- ms; dogs without licenses these I were fined half-a-crown each and costs: — Aneurin Gape, greengrocer, Ystalyfera; David Harris, collier, Cwmllynfell; Daniei Jones, collier, Cwmllynfell; Adolphns Date, labourer, Clydach; and David Lioyd, Llan- samlet. OH, THOMAS! "Falsely representing himeeli to be a Ii bona-fide traveller" cost Thomas Jenkins, labourer, Swansea, £1 aud costs—51s. in all, or 14 days. He took the "da.ys.
§m "OTHERS ■fiU.fr Ti n bill iliHr.5 Marvellous Cure of Two Barnes Sol* ferlng for Months from Sore Eyes—> Doctors. Hospitals, and Many Jreat- ments Were of No Avail, II L SPEEDY CURE IN EACH CASE BY êUTICURA x feel it my duty to tell you of two most "woneerful Car of sore eyes by Cuticura Ointment. :y little son had an attack of measles v Uicli left his eyes lii a snocipng state. The lids were ia» iianaea and sore, and every lash fell oui. They w•.•»_ be strick in the nomina, ana bleed when washed, causing untold suffering to the child. I tried everything recommended, but nothing did any good. Then 1 got Cuticura, and from the first application I have had cause to be thank, ful. Before I had used one box of OutSt curs the lashes showed sic r s of growing, d at the end of a few months they were as Ut-Zthv as ever. I recommended Cuti- cura to a Mrs. Phillips for her child who also had sore eyes, and the little one was cured with less than one box. f signed) Mrs. C. Todd. Old South Head Road. Waverly. Sydney, N. S. W." Reference, Messrs. R. Towns & Co., Sydney. BABY PHILLIPS Cared by Gas Bex of Ctrticma^ After All Else Had Failed Wlen my little girl was a few months old her eyes became very sore. I tools her to the ——— Hospital, and sajaser quently to the Children's Hospital at ———— for twelve months, but her eyes seemed to be g-o-risg worse. One c-octoa told me they might be bad for years. 1 was one day stopped on the street by 9 Mrs. Todd who told me that Cutiextra Ointment had cured. her boy. I coir*- mencea using it that very night. The cure has been marvellous. The eyes soon commenced to get strong, and before I had used one box of Cuticura they were as healthy as if there had never been anything the matter with them. (signed) Mrs. F. Phillips, Grafton Street, Waverly. Sydney, N. S. W." Cnticn;-& Soas, OiafaieDt Itnd PHfa, are eoid ttaKtghonr worM. r>CT>o> ijoadon, 27 Charjerhoust 81-; P,Í6., ii line 1. Pa.>:1. AU!ltT1ilia. R. TOY11B & Co., Sydney. Potter rw» £ Ji Cbem. Corp., 3cr.on, X*. S A. Gole Props. Of Pr*'Bgw to Cure Baby Hraaeds ±
WE LSH MILITIA. CAMPS OF THE 1st GLAMOBGAH8, It has been decided that the 3rd battai- ion of the Welsh laegiment, after being equipped at Cardiff, shall proceed to paaw for training under Colonel W. Watts. C.B. The Royal South Wales Borderers Militia from Brecon will go to Slooch Camp, unclaE T Lieut.-Colonel the Ecn. J. H. P. baiic-y, D.S.O., late of the Grenadier Gnards. The Pembroke Royal Garrison Artillery Militia will train at Fort RuDbertst^ne under Col, W. C. Cope, and the Cardigan R.G.A.M. will leave Abervstn \~Lb under Caksne] G. S. J< les, a retired regular officer, for duty at Moker, Plymouth. The Glamorgan R. G.A. Militia, after as- sembling Swansea., will proceed to camp at Falmortii under Lietrt. -Colonel F. L. Alford, late of the R.A. The Carmarthen corps will leave that town for Milford Haven, where the training will he carried out under Colonel Sir J. 11. WiT I .y>T-^r»» moiid, Bart.
"BROTHER ERNEST RELKE.* WHISTLING SOLO AT GORSEIXON LODGE CONCERT. Another smoking concert in oonoectka with the Pride oi Gorseinon Lodge oi toe 20th Century Equitable Friendly Societr. was held on Friday mgat at the Station Hotei, Garse;nan. Mr. M. McQeJlan presided, sup- ported by Bros. J. Protheroe, Thcs. liees, W. Lake (secretary;, and W. J. Millard, etc. M.1", Ernest Heime was present, and was initiated as a honorary member, and spoke, empnasis.uig the duty of working man to join such institutions, lie went en to say that ne respected tne soiled hand, and when he met a collier returning from the pit be did not notice the dirt but the bo nest hand of the wiler lie certainly had many claims on his time, but at any rate he would oer- tainly visit them at leaist onoe a year, at, he hoped, the birthday of his initiation to the Pride of Gor&emon. Loud and cam-ina- oas cheering. Messrs. McClellan and Mill&rd also spoke, and Bro. Helrae then entertained the com- pany with <a whistling t* aeoampanmg himself on tie piano. His performance com- pelled an encore, and he ooiiged with the entertaining song, '"Carrie ak>!i$with me." Tn" following also rendered sections: the GoT&einon Brass Band, Messrs. Wm. Davies, Esiab Davies, Dd. Watkins. G. T. Jones, Dd. Morgan, J. Stock, and Edga- Phillips. Mr. Geo. CLTrke aewmpanied-
SINKER'S SNARES. PONTLXJW POACHER POUNCED ON AT PANTYFFA, PUIS TARDULAIS. At Swansea or Saturday, Isaac Richards, sinker, Pontlliw. was summoned for tres- passing on PmtySa Farm near Pontardnlais. tenanted by Aaron Anthony, in pursuit of game. The land is owned by Sir John Liewelyn. Mr. Willie Smith, who prosecuted, db- served tha.t Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn had re- ceived a number of complaints from farmers of trespass, and that wac ODe of the reasouM that induced him to prosecute. Griffith Davies, k ):'1', said that c.i Soft- day night, August 27ih last, he found six snares on the farm. Next morning he watched, and hctw^n five and six &rc. saw Richards come and take a -abbit out of one of the snares. He know defendant v ail; be had carght him poaching once before. "I'll never do it any more; Pil jack it up altogether—nonsense like that. rm getting m old man—sixty years of age." He was fined 20s.
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I to the other end of the field, where Coles scored just before the interval. Half-time Score: Northampton.—2 tries. Llanelly.-Nil. Llanelly attacked strongly on resuming, and Mason only ;ust missed landing a pen- alty goal, and -vas later bowled over when close to the line. From a loose rush Rees scored fifteen minutes from the restart. Then Palmer and Miles ran in in quick succes- sion for Northampton, Miles converting his own try. Llanelly pressed hard, but Northampton went away, and Miles scored again and converted. FINAL SCORE: NORTHAMPTON—2 goals 3 tries. LLANELL Y-l try.
played in place of Griffiths (L'tnelly). The 1 East started against the wind and Groves re- > turned nicely to the centre. Thomas, of I Pontypridd, a«fter failing to gather the bail recovered himself and panted well back to the centre. Here ar irregularity took place. and a scrum was formed. Some pretty pass-, ing by the Eastern backs enabled them to attack, but when the ball came to the left wing Arrow Smith dashed in and spoilt the movement. Cox, of Port Talbot, was then prominent for some brilliant open work, which took play into the Eastern ground, where the contest was waged with mail vigour. The Western side were now fore- i ing play, with the result that the boys from the East had to work ext.remely hard to keep their lines intact. A brilliant passing move- ment by the West culminated in Groves scor- ing a pretty try. The opening had been cut PT out for him and all he had to do was to take the ball to score. He did it cleanly and well, Cox took the kick for goal and made an ex- cellent attempt, but he just failed. Within a, few minutes of the restart Cox, after a brilliant run, and beating all opposition, scored a magnificent try, which he just failed i to convert. Within a minute Roberts punted over the line. and Thomas, vrhen touching down seat the ball back. The re- feree awarded Cox a free kick, and he tried for goal, the oval just, missing the maxk, and a minor resulted. The Eastern forwards, j thanks mainly to Edwards and Wood, Tuahed play into their opponents' ground, where for a time the Westerners were penned. Scrum after scrum was formed on the Western line, but their gallant attempts only produced a minor, Arrow Smith saving in beautiful style. After resumption Roberts, of Llanelly, spoilt a well-intentioned movement of the Cardiff halves, and play was taken to the Easterners' territory, where a vigorous de- fence was set up to many and varied at tacks. Up to this stage of the game the j West had been having deciOOdly the better i of matters, Cox and Coombs, of Port Taibot, j Arrow smith, of Neath, Roberts, of Llanelly. and West-, of Swansea, being the shining: lights on their side. Of course, the fact Lad to be taken into consideration that the West were playing with a strong wind in their favour, aid it was problematic what would happen when ends were changed. In the course of a succession of attacks, Roberts, of Llanelly tried to drop a goal, which was nearly successful. Then taking advantage of some mulling on the part of the Eastern backs, Regally, of Swansea, dashed over with a nice try, which was not majorised. Half-time Score: West—3 tries. Eastr-Nil. Stephens, who captained the East side, resumed, and the kick off being irregular, a serum was formed at half-way. Several times the West backs were set going, but Williams and McDougall, of Cardiff, spoilt attempt after attempt. luen the Western backs got a good look in. Coombs nearly scoring a-fter a fine burst. Still the West- maintained a hard pressure, and they suc- ceeded in forcing a minor, which was dan- gerously near a try. After the restart the West had a good chance, but successively Coombes and Groves held too long, and the Eastern backs, playing well on tot) of them, res-,Llf-d in the West having to defend. Quickly, however, the Westerners relieved the pressure and shed play to half-way. The boys from the East were playing up with determination, and they were soon attacking' again for all they were worth. The strong wind was telling the tale, and up to now and up to now the second half was much in favour of the Easterners. The latter had plenty of chances, but their combination was frequent,ly at fault, aad they failed to pierce the defence, which was exceedingly strong. Cox, of Port Talbot, and Roberts, of Llan- elly, raised the siege time after time, but Coombes was continuallv missing his passes, and thus rendering of little avail the excel- lent work done by Roberts and the Port Talbot centre, who was unquestionably the best threequarter on the field. The East, however, were destined to soore, and pre- sently Potter, of Cardiff, getting away cleverly inside the Westerners twentv-five, dashed over with a real I v fine try, the result of a brilliant individual effort. Williams, of Newport, converted in fine style. From this stage up to the end the Easterners pressed, but the defence was sound, and they failed to again pierce it. FINAL SCORE: WEST.—o trt36. EAST.—1 goal.