SWANSEA. V. NEWPORT. VERY HARD GAME i T ST. HELENS. USKSIDERS LUCKY TO WIN. BANCROFRS KICKING LOSES THE GAME. VISITORS STILL AN UNBEATEN SIDE. I ¡ RESULTS OF PAST MATCHES. Nov. 5, 1904.—Swansea, 2 goals ^lOpts.), Newport, nil. Doc. 10, 1904.—Swasaa, o tries (ypts.), Newport, 1 try (opts.j.. /A x. Jan.. 25, 1906.—Swansea, 2 tries (opts.), c w lnr?i.. i March 4, 1905.—Swansea, 1 cropped goat, 1 penalty t 7p-ts.); ewport, nil. Nov. 4, 1905.—Swansea, 1 penalty goai (opts.) Newport, nil. Dec. 9, 1906.-3wport, 2 tries (opts.), Swansea, ni. Jan. 27, 1906.-Swinsea, 1 dropped goal (4pts.); Newport, 1 try (3pt*.). March 3, 1906.—Swansea, 1 try ^>pts.), Newport, 1 try Copts.).. Nov. 3, 19Cd.—Swansea, 2 tries (.opts.j; j Newport, nil. Dec. 8, 1906-Wpolt, nil; bwaasea, j nil Feb. 9, 1907.-Swansea, 2 goals, 1 try (13pts.); N«\vrori, 1 try (3pts.). Nov.' 2, 1907.—Swansea, 2 goals, 1 try (12pts.); Newport, nil. Dec. 7, 1907.-6wansea, nil; Newport, I nil. Feb. 8, 1908.—Swansea, 1 S0^ 1 tr7 (6pts.) jN'ewport, nil. Feb 29 1C06.—Swansea, 1 converted goal, I' 1 dropped goal (9pte.); Newport, 1 penalty goal (3pts.). „ ,c Oct, 31, 1908.—Swansea, 1 goal (5pts.), Newport, nil. t Dec. 5, 1908.—Newport, 1 goal (4pts.); I Swansea, ml. Jan. 23, 1909.—Swansea, 2 tries (6pis.); Newport, 1 try (3pts.). Newport, 1 try (3pts.). Feb. 27, 1909. —Swansea. 1 dropped goal, I 1 trv [7pus.); Newport, nil. Oct. 30, 1909. —Swansea, 1 try (3pts.); Newport, 1 try (opts.). I The question which all Swansea sup- porters have been asking tuemsexves Uiis week is "Will the Swansea, men beat New- port?" There was much speculation as to the rtsult, which would have a far reaching effect upon the records of both teams. Un- doubtedly this was the most interesting and important Rugby contest in the Princi- pality, and enthusiasts from all parts awaited th9 resiAlt with eagornesifc. It was a great pity that neither of the sides could held their best fifteens, for both tezilnis were without two of their best forwards. The Whites had to field minus D. J. Thomas and George liay ward, two of the Internationals, and the Usksiders had Dr. Smythe and Vzzel away. Newport, at though they have been exceedingly lucky, have escaped defeat. They appear to be a team of moods, and do not always show the form expected from an unbea-en side. Some of the Newport games have been won by narrow margins, but other of their successes have been brilliant achieve- ments. In Devonshire, for instance, tr play stamped them as being a really great side, but a week later they only just man- aged to win against Penarth by three points. The Usksiders at their best are a warm lot, and at their worst they are a very moderate side, who have a proverbial amount of luck which pulls them through. At Newport there did not appear to be too much confidence in the tbil of the Usksiders to win to-day, but their sup- porters were, of course, hoping they would rise to the occasion. U ml ike the Usksiders, Swansea have had a good rest lately, and have only played one game during the past three weeks. They showed their best form of the season during the holiday mat-ohes, wh,c-i some very creditable wins were se- cured, and play rose to a high level. The hosnestera should benefit materially from their rest. The Whites were hoping tha.t they would be favoured with a dry day, r for'they always show their best form with > a dry ball and on a dry tuxi. Their hope3 seemed to be doomed to disappointment, for on Friday rain and snow fell at Swan-1 sea., and it seemed likely that tne field would be on the soft side. In the first of the two games decided this season, it will; be remembered that the Whites were lead- ) ing until practicably the end of the game, when Baker scored a sensational try and drew the points level. In the return con- test at Newport, Swansea took up a very depleted side, being without Jack Bancroft, W. J. Trew, Ivor Morgan and Geo. Hay- ward. The field, it will be remembered, was very greasy, and Swansea wsro placed at a very great disadvantage. Burt kicked a penalty goal and one of the forwards scored from a melee, Swansea being de- feated by six points. The Whites had high hopes that they would be able to avenge the last defeat, maintain their own ground record, and succeed whi>re other teams have failed. Local enthusiasts wished them suc- cess in their high ambition. The teams ■w«ere: — SWANSEA.—Back, -7. Bancroft; three- quarters. P. Hopkins, H. Toft, W. J. Trew and H. Evane; half-backs. R. Williams and P. Jones; forwards, 1. Morgan, E. Mor- gan. T. Morgan, I. William?, D. Griffiths, D. Davies, B. Davies and H. Gcff. NEWPORT.—Back, S. H. Williame; three-quarters, A. M. Baker. J. P. Jones, F. Birt and R. S. Plummer; half-bocks, T. H. Vile and W. J. Martin: forwards, C. M. Pritchard, E. Thomas, H. Jarman, I, E. Jenkins, P. Waller, P. Coldrick, J. E. C. Partridge and Reg. Edwards. Referee. Mr. Ben Lewis (Pontypridd). There was a further change in the Swan- sea team announced on Saturday morning, Dicky Owen finding it impossible to turn out owing to his injured shoulder, and Dick WiMiarns of the Seconds deputised the International at inside half. Williams bv the reputation of being a particularly smart man and has done capitally for the Seconds, no it was confidently anticipated that he v"ijd hit it off well with Dick Jones, and put his ouportunities to the best advantage. This made the third change from the selected Swansea team. Z, The roller was still beins: used on the ground at 2.30, but the turf was a bit frosty in places. and there was then rome doubt as to whether the game should be played. The players and some- of the officials in- spected the ground and decided at 2.40 to play. In front of the stand a band of men -were engaged clearing away the straw. Ike I Williams stood down from the Whites' side at the last, minute, and his place was taken by H. Williams, of the Seconds. In addi- tion to Dr. Smythe and lizzie, Pritohard and Beddoes Thomas stood down from the Newport side, and Evatt and A. Jenkins played instead of the two latter. The weather was ideal for a. nice open game, the ¡ sun shining brilliantly, bnt in places the turf was a bit sticky. Five minutes before tho start the attendance was the poorest of the season, many people probably being kept away owing to the fact that the game was by no means certain to be played. Bnt the crowd was pouring in thickly at 3 o'clock. Newport fielded twelve minutes late, headed by Vile, and the Whites followed im- mediateiy afterwards. There was then a delay as all the straw had not been cleared away. There were about 9,000 spectators present at 3.15. Newport played with the son at their backs, and the wind blew across the ground, and was not in favour of eitber side. It was 3.30 when Edgar Morgan kicked off and sent the ball over the lim. Bert fielded, sending into touch well into his own quarters. Dick Jofces made a short dash from the first scrum, and the Whites had the better of the opening play. But the homesters were penalised, and Bert took tht3 kick, which was fielded bv Ban- croft, who replied well. The Whites went away with a strong rush, and Stanley Wil- liams was tackled in possession by Ivor Morgan over the line, and a minor was con- ceded. Swansea backs got going splendidly, and Dick Jones sent out wide to Trew, who panted, and Baker only just managed to save. Swansea were pressing severely in the far corner. The- Newport forwards re- taiiated with a good rwh, but they were penalised, and the ball was placed for Ban- croft, who put m a lovely kick, which just fed under the bar. Then Newport again got on the aggressive, but Havdn Evans fielded cleverly and &ent ituo touch. The Swansea forwards then got going once more and covered halt the length of the field with the baJl at their feet, but were pulled up by Stanley Williams, who was injured in the effort. Ihe play was suspended for a while, and Dr. Reid was called upon, an Williams was led off with apparently a damaged shoulder. Burt wont to piaj as custodian, and Coki- rick came to the centre. A minute after ihe restart the Whites got away, and Toft ran strongly, but was pushed into touch. Bea-r the line. Play werr right across to tie other end of the field, and Phil Hcp- pun tea down to Burt, who marked, and ,«ent back to touch near the Swansea twenty-five. Still prereir.g. the White- went away with a great rush, and it seemed a.s it they would &x>re, but t-hev just miea-d .1<&r objective, and the ball was sent up 1;.0 Haydn Evaos, fielded, with Baker on ton 0.\ him. and screw-kicked into touch. Sta-nley Williams now returned, but there wuB another stoppage owing to an injury to another or the players. Stanley Williams called upon to defend on the restart, ami was equal to the occafaom. By good —ukicg the I sksideiK gamed ground along tje toucn-iine, but a loc*>e rush by the Swansea forwards regained the lost ground. Newport then put in a rush, in whioh J. P. Jones was prominent, but. when they tried paeeuig irxnn the next scrum Ih'-ck Jones tackled Martin before he could move, Hot forward work in the from, divieior. i followed, and Toft tackiied Plumi ner in pnsssaesion. Bancroft put in a good kick. Newport were penali.^ed for off-side work, and Bancroft put his siae in an attacking position in the Newport twenty-five. Witii his reply Dick Williams fed Jones from the x rum, but the latter oouid not get aawy. j Martin then broke away magnificently, and ail the Nevpo;-t backs h-andliag, Baker, the last to take the ball, I RA ACROSS IN THE CORElt witti an unconverted try. It wae a very pre'-ty effort by the UetUtiders. Swansea tried parsing, but J. P..Joiies tackled Mop- kin.; beiore iie had tho ball, iir.d the move- j ine rt, broke down. Mid-iie'.d play followed and Newport were again pc-nahsed, Ban- crt.i't aeawting the leather well down the Tiro Swansea backs got going, ana Dick Jones punted ovar the heads of the Newport men, whioh pert iiaker in difficui- I tiM. Thj latter had tiy-ki-ck to fsvvo. Newport forwards wme away aj bunrh with the ball at their toes, hut Trew at home, and saved grandly. Ivor Morgaji now came out as extra. beck. and m'obed of the ie-tther from the next scram. Although the Whites were doing m'nst of J the pressing there was not as much finish J behind their work ns iisral. Bancroift's kicking was a feature and saved his for- winds tremendously. A magnificent loose; dribble by the Whites' forwards carricd piny right down under the visitor. I posts, and after Swansea had mis.c(>d one J. P. Jones had, to over his line to save. Trew picked up in the loose and tricrl to div-p a goal, but it was eo:\rged down, ami then Brrxroft l;11d a penalty in of the pcsU, bnt he Bussed, the kirk going wide. Oncc more th-" Whites got down to the Newport uvonty-five. but wpro j penalised for Over-eagern-^ss- Ivor Moi-gar fielded in the loose and sent out to his ) backs, Jrat Havdn ICvans wr^ not fast eriv-ngh to get }>R.k<r. Another dapb by the Newport men. but they were np liy Trew. ] HALF-TIME SCORE: NEWPORT—1 try. SWAN SEA—Nil. There wns not mi-eh in the game Uf) till half-time, and when the rrc^sed over it was retired t.Lat the least bit of hick would place the issue l>eyoftd doubt. The attendance w&s new estimated at about lb.000. Partridge started, and Goff marked, but the referee disallowed it for s')me rson, and tho opening piay was at the centre, when Sw?.npe.i unsuccessfully tried to open the game. The only went straight' aows the field into ton.;Vi>. The Whites now had tbe benefit cf a slight wnd. but play vras in Swansea territory when exchange kkking place between the backs, play settling at hó,1f way. Swansea were missing "Oven at half. althoujls Williams was doing fairly well. The Whitfs came away with a pkdter and carric-d play to the Newport iina, where Vile was jtenalised But once again Ban- crof's kick went wide, although j it was a olos^ .have for goal. I Waller was doing well for Newport, and I than Bakor reoeived from a scrum but was pushed into touch. Once again the .Whites' j forwards got goi'ig, but they lacked vigour, and then Stanley Williaem funded amid I diflieaities and saved. The game was be- ¡ coming more exciting owing to the number of penalties awarded against Newport, &n,oft and Stanley Williams had a kick- iap duel and the Swansea man found touch. < Baker rushed down the fieM and tackled | Horvkins when he o^'s.de but the re- j feree spofieil him and ptomptjv penalised him. The tussel was now almost entirely confined to the fonrarrJs. the haclcs being unable to get going owing to keen tackling. Dick Jones dribbled througn, but. kicked too hard, and Stanley Williams, who was playing a great game, saved again, and put n a tr^uiead" us kick. Newport were, now pressing severely in the Swansea quarters. Martin almost got through and Bert further improved the position by a £ CKxi tick. Several warm scrums were I fought out close to the Whites' line, where ) there wa another stoppage through an injury to Vile, who le-sumed. A round of passing by the Whites forwards improved ;1 matters and took play back to neutral terri- tory, where Newport passed, Ivor Morgan spoiling it. Swansea made a game effort to get through, but the understanding be- i tween Dick Jones and Dick Wildiarae was ) not cf the best possible. Consequently r.the ) chance went astray, and Swansea could not I develop their attack. The grime now be- came very hot, and the refaree had to cantion the forwards. Newport were again penal- ised for off-side play, but Bancroft, for the fourth time failed to kick a goal, the ball falling hort. Burt, running over his own line, touched down, and the referee ordered I a scntm outside, and Phil Hopkins was I shaken up by some of the Amber and Black forwards. Dick Williams war- robbed of the ball wheti it oa.me out on his own side. ) and one of the visitors dribbled away, I ing about 30 yards. Plummer .<«ve.i Swansea rush neaiiy, and then Dick .J\,ne.> kicked in to the open and Baker made a mark. but Williams s-ent into touch. There was a scrum in the Swansea twenty-five, and Martin sent out wide. All the New- port backs handled, hot Plummer could not get past Toft, who effected a fine tackle and saved a try. The Whites made a fine rally and cam? away with the best rush of tbt: I match. They clean beat all the opposition, but the superior of the Amber I and Blacks saved the situation. Swansea were now playing desperately, and I twice they tried passing, and on one occa- sion Toft held on too long, and was tackled. Stanley Williams and Bart afterwards nipped in and upset the calculations of the Swansea men.Dick Williams received right under the posts a.nd tried to drop a goal, but missed, and a second later Havdn Evans failed to gather when be had a pos .sib'e chance to score. Swansea attempted | to off with a e, but the Usksiders > were very fortunate to save. The Whites were doing too much kicking. through whioh they lost ground. Newport worked back to the centre, and then Trew broke through finely, and beating J. P. Jones, sent ont to Toft, who looked all over a scorer when he wat" tackled about fifteen varde out and thrown into touch. Tbe whistle then went. "FINAL SCOPX: NEWPORT—1-try. SWANSEA—Nil. NOTES ON THE GAME. Swansea made a game attempt to de- throne the pride of the East from their lofty pedestal, and that they did not suooeed was a further demonstration of the heap of luck which has followed the Newport men this season. It wa-s one of the toughest and meet spirited games witnessed this season, and the slightest bit of luck on the Swansea side would have meant all the difference be- tween defeat and victory. The game was a very strenuous forward encounter from start to finish, and there was little differ- ence between the play oi the relative sides, 1 here was nothing superlatively clever about the play of the visitors, and their try was the only redeeming feature of the contest. 1 he tussle bet-ween t.he packs was a very stubborn one, and it was not until the last quarter of au hour that the Whites showed their true form, but the connecting link between the front rank and backs was missing, and well as Dick Williams play ad, he is, of course, not in the same street M: Dicky Owen, and could hardly be expected to hit it off with Dick Jones as we'll as the Internationa! does. This proved to be tha case in actual play, and there war; a com- plete lack of understanding between Jones I and himself. Consequently the backs were almost unemployed in attack, and whatever they attempted did not come off. The Usk- siders. too, were adepts at the off-side pi ay, I and the forwards soon found the Whites' weakness and played on Williams, with the result that the little man, although he tried I o gamely to open out play, was unsuecast t'ul. Bancroft, too, had an off day as far as his place-kicking was concerned, and he missed no few than four easy changes of I kicking penalty goals. Under ordinary con- ditions he would have converted them all, lor they were by no means from difficult angles. It was towards the end oi the tussie that the Whites did best, and had some rosy chances to .-x-or;\ That they did not x> so was due to wrong tactics oil the part of the backs, wi, continually kicked oown to Stanley Williams, who was as safe a* a house, never failed to field the bail, and replied with huge kicking. The Swan- sea men should have realised that it wae bad policy to give him too much work to do, for he was the shining light of the New- port team. They should have tried more passing, for it is little use trying to store hy kicking and trusting to luck. The only time Newport were really dangerous was when they scored, and their try was unex- pected. it came after nice passing from a movement which was initiated from over the halfway line. Swansea- did surprisingly well taking the game all 1-hwHigh, tor they had a big handful in Newport, and it was anticipated they would have to be on the height of tneir form to secure victory, Swansea tailed to rise to the occasion as thoir supporters expected, and their efforts lacked finish. During the last ten minutes they had by far the better of the argument, and several chances went a-begging in the most irritating manner. It was probably due to the exceptional keenness in which the game was contested that Swansea did not repro- duce their best form, for no quarter was ask^d for or givesi, and it was gruemng contest all through. Keenness was betrayed in every movement and sustained right up to the bitier end. Tliere wat; plenty of ii-e and incident, and the 15,000 specta- tors had little cause for grumbling. Trew was the outstanding player amongst the Swansea backs, but he was well supported by Phil Hopkins and Toft, whilst ffaydn Evans, although well looked after by Ellier, did well. But the Swanf-ea backt .ufTerod from lack of onpor- tunities, and never had a decent chance, ihe halves were not as conspicuous as usual, and Owen was cadiy missed. In the Swa.n- vanguard Ivor Morgan was always pro- niinont, W!ill6t he was well seconded by IVfIf Morgan, Ike Williams and Dai Davi;, Bancroft, as previously siafecl. did weil ex- cept in place-kicking. The shining light of the Newport men war Stanley Williams, who did magniticently. Phi miner and Bert did well, but Jack Jones was only moderate. Martm was the better of the halves, and Vile did nothing great, his over eagerness fre- quently causing hiE side to be penatise-L the best of the Newport bunch ot forwards were Waller and Partridge. bREELANCE." A
LLANELLY V. PILL 1 harriers PLEASANTLY CONTESTED GAME. SCARLETS SHOW SUPERIOR FORM. PILL HARRIERS SENT EMPTY AWAY. Pill Harriers, a well-known Monmouth- shire team, visited Stradev on Saturday. Most oi the previous engagemen s have I Deen drawn. it was, however, anticipated thiit Llanelly would win comfortably tc- day, a strong side having been selected, hs.t-a-do.sen men. who ware unable to turn out last week, being available. Ün account of the heavy rain dming the past woek the ground was in a sloppy condition, being very bad in front of the stand. The se- lected Lianelly team was as follows — LLA^LLY.—P>u.;k, Heurold Thomas; three-quarters, Willie 'Tnomnc, Wyiuan. j Harold Thomas and Lieut, fiery half- backs, D. and Ivor -Jones; forwards, J. Auckland, Tom Evans, J. Wafts, W. J. Thomas, Isaac Lewis, A. Stacey, Syd Phil- lips and E. Marsh. Pin arrived late and there conse- quently a delay of three-quarters of a.n hour. The visitors started, and a scrum followed on the centre line. The came out on the Pill srle. Haley finding touch. A moment later Haley took a shot for goal and the ball went under the bar. After the drop-out the visiting forwards had the bet- ter of matters for a time. Watts broke way strongly and this was followed by a great- movement on the part of the hacks, who all handled, getting to the twenty-fivp line. The Scarlets were scon on the move again, Gery forcing himself over in the corner and scoring. Harold Thomas :rtade a good attempt to concert, but the ball just fell short. Some exchanges on the restart ended in favour of Lianelly. The Scarlet backs were set in motion by Jones, but the movement broke d'own, ana Arnold sent the ball into touch. Lianeilv again attacked hotly, and the ball netting" into the loose was ?ent out to the Sacks. Harold Thomas a little later got tackled before he could put in his kick, and some of the Pill forwards dribbled, awav toO the line, Trump scoring. Haley had no difficulty in converting, this giving the visitors the"lead of two points. The Scarlet forwards now made a big effort, and carry ing all before them took play to the line. ¡ There was scrummaging in the corner, I and Dcú Lloyd got ov r with a try. no goal resulting. Lianelly forced the pace imme- diately on the kick-out, and were qnickly on the line again. Harold Thomas dropped for goal, the ball falling short by a foot. A scrum followed under the posts, and Haley relieved with a 10:1: kick. The visitors were now almost entirely on the defensive, and when hard pressed were given a renalty. Haley finding touch. A rcsh which looked as ii it. were going to end in a score was c'ev-rly saved by Kerr, but a little later Lb'nelly forced a minor. Arnold made an opening for Jhp wing, and Gery, going at full speed, was polled up a few yards out. J-lll cleared their line, but the S-arlefc forwards returned with a strong dribble, and the ball was o ;t to Gery after an opening by Arnold. Gory was pushed into touch when about to cross A penalty brought the, isitors much needed relief. HALF TIME SCORE LLANELLY—2 tries. PILL HARRIERS—1 converted goal. On the restart Lianelly were going stronger than ever, and a movement between Arnold, Willie Thomas, and vVyman ended in the first-named storing in the corner. The kick at goai failed. Stacey. with a fine indi- vidual effort, was.the next to score, and the | kick once moTe failed. As the game ad- vanced the Scarlets fairly wore their ippon- exits down and proved much too good in front. I-Aar*eUH' introduced a wonderful amount of variety into their play, and were inditied to tak > risks. Wyman and Gery came into prominence, and Stacey made sev- eral good attempt*, but the backs were not making the moet of their chances, Arnold now went back, and Har- old Thomas came to the oentre. Haley bed & drop tor goat, which fell short" and Gery touched down. The visitors had a couple more unsuccessful attempts a.t goal- k.citing, and in the closing stages of the game gave the SoexVets some trouble. The Scarlets went to the other end of flhe field, however. and a minor resulted. FINAL SCORE: LLANELLY—4 trie. PII.L HARRIERS—1 converted goal, NOTES ON THE GAME. .The g;Hil was of a fast, open character. In the first half Lianelly pressed practically all the time and it was only on a couple of occasiprig that the visitors got over the half-way line. The Scarlets were superior In every department, and the More is hardly an indication of the advantage they I held. Tho forwards appeared to be heavier than the visift>is and were a little cleverer in the lineout. Watts standing out most prominently. Lloyd and Jones had an easy time, itio opposing pair being weak in defence. The Lianelly third line have rarely been given so much" work +o d'o. Gery on the wing was as dashing as ever, whilst Willie Thomivs appeared tc be one of the fastest, men on the field. Arnold and Wyman also did well Harold was a fairly safe custodian, but did not have nearly as much to do as Kerr. Haby easily "tood out as the beet man on tho visiting side his touch-finding being very useful. It was a pleasantly contested game, and the scarlets generally showed considerable improvement. "SCARLET."
BRIDGEND V. NEATH. CASTLENEDD WIN BY SEVEN POINTS TO THREE. The third match of the season between Neath and Bridgend was played on the ground of ihe latter on Saturday. Both previous oncountcirs had been won by the All Blacks, but to-di-y the Asylum men greatly fcutci&d their chances, an.i reaS'ly it was good ground upon which they based their optimism. The two games retelTed to were only narrowly wen by Neath, and th- second, particularly, was evenly contested and the issue very cicwe. Bridgend had trained specially for the event, and they I fielded their very best aide—a side confident of winning. The selected teams were p8 fol- lows E A TH. Back, V," t M. Edwu-rds; throe quarters, T. Davies, F. Re-cs, Gwilym Jonec, and Trevor John; halves, "Shon" Evans and. Jack Brennan; forwards, P.C. PuSiman, D. H. Davies. F. David, Rev. A. E. C. Mor- gan, R. K. Green, T. Reason, T. Jenkins, and T. C. Lloyd. BRIDGEND.—Back, 1). Griffiths; three- quarters, G. Hopkin., T. Evans, W. Thcrnas, and E. •]. Evans; halves, Clem I I-ewis and W. J. Cook; forwards, Ben Gro- rew, W. Gronow, Griffiths, L. Parsons, J. Stock field, F. Evans, G. S rigor, and W. J. Davids Referoe, Mr E. Roberts. Fred Dvjd. Torn Reason and J. Jenkins stood down from Neath tlfeir plao&s being t.aken by Perry, Howell Davies and Torn Thom.cs. The ground was in a poor con- dition, the recent irot causing a good deal of boue The councer-a.ttiat^tion at Swan- I, sea to a very large. extent militated against i. the attendance, for a. very large number of enthusiasts went to Abertawe instead of excarsioning to Bridgend. Still some hun- dreds or supporters were LTecellt at Biidg- end, and it might safely be stated that they composed half the gate, which wns a good deal bigger than usual. The Bridg- end skipper started operations at 3.3-5, and the home forwards at. once took u the running, and nearly scorcd in the first minute 01 the game. In a position which was lather difficult-, 1). Giiffiths made a mark, and Ben Gronow took the kick, but the ball went wide and only a minor re stilled. From a serum in midfieH the! Neath backs were set in motion, and the j ball was quickly transferred from hand to hand, and Tom Davies eventually receiving v.-as pushed into touch by G. Hopkins. Immediately following this, Nee.th were penalised through Shon Evans taking the ) ha]] out of the scrum, and the kick gained J the home side a good deal of ground. The homesters then passed prettily, but their ■1 efforts were not. productive, and for a'; miring-?men!, they were penalised. J and Neath relieved to the centre. Playing a strong game, the Bridgend forwards soon retaliated with a fine forward runh, placing XCrth again on the defensive. Unquestion- ably the first fifteen minutes of the game wna in favour of -t i home side, whose strenuous play in ircnt compensated for tile play of the Neath backs. Tlie Alii Blacks struggled, hard and &oon got back to the centre, but a fine kick liY Tom Eu.vic-p drove them back agai?;. T. Davids; the extreme right, now had Jather hard lines ;n not piercing the defence, Nca-tii had been playing much betteT foot- tail tlian BrUgpnd. and some of the efforts of the backs were fully wonhy of success, j As a. matter of fact the defence wa: lucky <n more than one occasion in withstanding the attacks. Then quickly a change came over the game, Cook, by bright, individual ism, changing the 3rerie of operation. to the Neath twenty-five. Bridgend, how- j. ever, failed to susit-ai:i the att-ack, and a j: riagniiicent forward burst, hooded "by Bob j • Green, soon placed the opposing side in diffi^ilticp. A resioiute deience was, how- ever shown, and it was net verv long be- fore play was taken bacrk to mid-field, where the game wns st-ubbornJy contested. Then the Neath backs got away and Gwilym .Tones bu-crt. through be<iutifnlly and punted. One cf the Neath backs weaned and trans- ferred to Frank Rees, who vysae, however, given offside, or a try would have resulted. Up to this --tage the game had been a magnificent struggle between loth sots of forwards, varied by exceedingly smart play bv the Neath backs, who were easily the cleverer lot. The venue was soon changed I by brilliant play on the part of Clem -Lewis I and Cook, which placed Bridgend in a position of defence. Just before half-time Jack Brennan dropped a beautiful goal for Neath. HALF-TIME SCORE. NEATH.—1 dropped goal. BRIDGEND.—Nil. Neath resumed in fine style, and for a few minutes Bridgend had really a warm time. The game continued to be hotly j contested ,and Gronow at length kicked a penalty goal for Bridgend. Tne difference of a point caatsed excitement to run high and no quarter was asked for or given. The All Blacks were not to be denied, and after pretty parsing Trevor John scored in the corner. The kick at goal failed. Un- tii the end of the game Neath pressed hotly, and W. H. Davies only failed to score after 'the defence was absolutely beaten by losing the ball in crossing the line. a 9 FINAL SCORE: NEATH—1 dropped goal. 1 try. BRIDGEND-—1 penalty goal. NOTES ON THE GAME. I Neath played bet*or football then their opponents and that is tbst. why they won. The g-auK' contested in a, most strenuous fashion and Neath ftilly Reserved their win tboileli Bridgend must ba complimented on the ex- eliem fig-lit they put up. The forwards were pretty evenly matched, but ■\>eliiiwl the men of the Bia. k hrisadio were | very muoh superior. "HOTSPUR."
MAESTEG V. ABERAVON. RED AND BLACKS' DEPLETED SIDE. EXHIBITION GAME ONLY. Aberavon paid a. return visit to -Niakstegi to-<lay lo play the third fixture of the season with the Llynvi-itee, but the prospects of their sucee«s were very remote, for it was known on Friday night that several of the players would be unable to turn out, and not one of the old three-quarters. It was not known until the game started what the constitution of the Avon team would be like, but there w, every prospect that the St. Mary's (Aberavon) three-quarters would turn out "en bloc." and also the balf-backs. The homesters fielded a strong side. The ground was rather hard after the frost. The teams were as follows ABER, AVON. -Back, R. Hughes; three- quarters, J. Donovan. A. Lanp;, Arthur James and J. Crook; half-backs, Beynon and Ivor Hopkins; forwards, E. Pughe, Will Jonew, Rees Richards, Torn Jones, A. Jones, L. Jenkins, G. Jones and D. Tobin or J. Davies. Reføree-MT. L. George. The Maester ground was very much froat bound and the Committee and referee on in- specting it upon the arrival of the Aber- avon team, d-eci&ai to p'ay an exhibition game of 40 minutes duration, twenty minutes each way. Aberavon ha.d only five of their retg-ular players with them. the remainder fe-ping made up of members of the St. Mary's junior team, m'd it might well be said that it was a fit. Mary's team v Maesteg. Aber- avon iie tried before a fair crowd and there \Vas a g-ood deal ci make believe, both teams naving periods of pressure The tramp of the players feet on the hard ground could bt; heard aii lound the field like a troop of cavalry. HALF-TIME DCORE: ABERAVON Nil. I MAESTEiG—Nil. In the ,scootid huJf Aberav^m opened vigorously, but play s&ttled. down of a very even character, oath attacking in turn, but as each at.,3-1. developed something went wrong, and the piayers made no at.- tempt to soofie. The crowd, however, cheered each movement. Aberavon got iight on to the Maestcg luie, and the homo store conceded a minor. Then Al>enavon attacked strongly and got right on to the home line, ana Ivor Jlepsin-s a try right in the comer. A moment later Dick Hughes took a shot for goa!, but it fell w:Je. Bight to the end the Aberaven youngsters continued to attack. FINAL SCORE: ABERAVON—Nil. MAESTEG—Nil. "O
CARDIFF V. BLACKHEATH Cardiff met Biack heath on the Cardiff Anns Park on Saturday, a very small crowd being present. The homestere Well) short of several prominient players, while the visitors ware without 1-ilinuin, known as the maxi who beat Wales. Cardiff eoored early through G-ibbs, after paesang, and th-cy scored again, what appeared to be a. very unfair try, as JeJlings fell on the ball under the paks after one of the lloathen forwards had touched down. Gibbs con- verted. A bout of passing soon afterwards ended in Dyke scoring. again con- verted. Dyke scored again before the in- terval, Gibbs converting. HALF-TIME SCORE I ('ARJ)IFF-3 troals. 1 try. BLACKHEATH—Nil. FINAL SCORE CARDIFF—6 goals, 2 tries '(00 points). BLACKHEATH—N il.
GLOUCESTER V PONTYPOOL FINAL SCORE: GLOUCESTER-2 sjoals, 3 tric-5 (19pt«) PONTYPOOI 1 try.
— CARDIFF V. PORT TALBOT SCHOOLBOYS. In the first half Ludoke- kicked the pen- alty goall tor Cardiff Cornish scored the try and Edwards mtiverted. Thomas soor-ed for Abf-ravon. In the second half Hoplcins scored for Aberavon and Short con- verted. Skoate: scored for Cardiff. FINAL SCORE tkARDlFF SCHOOLBOYS—I converted goal, 1 penalltv goal. 1 trv. PORT TALBOT AND ABERAVON SCHOOLBOYS—1 con. gl., 1 try. NEATH II. V. SKEWEN. FIX AT. SfOBE: NEATH II.-l goni. 1 try. KEWKS-Nil. j Hug-hes (Skewenv and Aston rN'>p.Æ.th). two forclc. were ordered off the field for rough play. GLAMORGAN PLAYER FOR BROUGH- TON. It was announced yprterday that Brough- ton Rangers had scoured the services ct "Dai" Mead, the weill-known half-back of the Llwynvpia club. Meai played last reason four tin era for Glamorgan County, and is nspfnl as a scrummage cr a st-and-cf? iiaif-back. if. 22 vews of age, Hist in weight, and stands- 5ft. 8in. Wakefield 14pt-s.: Iveeds 7pts. Hudd^rsnold SCots.: Tr&h-Mrb?rt nil. Hull 15ptsBatley Oldham If-pts.: Rochds'e Spits. Scotland 27pts. •. ýrrán¡'-(' nil. Northampton 62r,1I5.; 7>ennox 3pts. SWANSEA IIv,V. AMMANFORD. This rnnMi. vHn-cft was to -have been play- cd (!t Ammanford 011 Saturday, was at-an- drmfd 9V\¡1: to th ? fro.ren k of the ground. rm th" arrival of -the Swansea U. at Am- mnnford. Fred the Swansea II. cap- fain, inspected the, grornd, and came to the conclusicn that it was unfit to plavowing to the fact there was a considcrabl" amount of bone :n the ground, whioh it was thought w in, dnngcrous for his men to play ron. The Ammanford captain and the re feree also inspeded the ground, and thought that the game oould be played but Swansea refused to pday. They, however, offered to play an exhibition same, but this was re- fused hy Ammanford. NORTHERN UNION MATCHES POSTPONED THROUGH FROST. Bran-ley v. Halifax. Bradford v. Kei^li'ey I- )11 Br.ng-hton v. Kln»ston Rovers. L°igh v. Rlmeorn. T) 'shtiry v. Hunslet, RUGBY UNiON MATCHES OFF THROUGH FROST. Old Merchant Taylors v. Guy's Hospital Durham v. Northumberland. hr f, z- University 1. Bedford. ¡-n!"°f! y London Hospitals. o c, v. I.e.062ter. Birkenhead Park v. Manchester.
it.? ii WORLD FAME.T3 CRICKET REQUISITES. CatclClZIIC apvi ap^licaliso to THE LOCAL D ALER, to,36. OUE!'t VICT0SIA STSJSST, LONDON. B.C.
i ASSOCIATION. SWANSEA AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. THIRD ROUND SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP SWANSEA TOWN v PENTRECHWYTH. Contested at the Mctoria Park. The home- sters were only able to field ten plajjpra. Pent-rechwyth commenced hosti-itiee and for a brief period play was all in their fa- vour, Savage, however, ejecting aeverai ey- cellent clearances from fine shots by K. Row- Smdis. The Town m-?»n took up the attack, Walter Crntchley coming into prominence with a strong run. He was pulled up by, the visi+ing- backs. He returned again an<i passed to Jamc: who in turn transferred to Sheppard. The latter banged the leather into the net. Jam« partially cleared, but Orutohley int«nx;sed an-tl netted. One to the j Tow a. They were now irreeiSti'Ule and a fine passing movement culminated ia Crr-tchley agrain frnding the net. The "Reds" nov. strongly attacked, but Savage was great, some of his saves bains superb. Eventually Banses got throuvh after a dever clearance by Savag-e from the same player. Thiw put fre3h life into the visitors, the home citadel being continually assayed, The ground was at this stage in a very spongy condition. Pentreehwyth maintained, the pressure artd a well conceived movement took play to Arthur Savage who, after re-I pulsing several hot shots, succumbed to one I from W. Hughes. Half-time wa. now signalled with the score being two all. HALF-TIME SCORE. SWANSBA TOWN-2 goals. PEMTREOHWYTH—2 goads. Soon aftsr the reenroptien Bamee regiisteied another goa.1 for Pentrech vyth, this being the only score- th»te half. FINAL ?<»RE: PFrNTRECHWYTH—3 ¡ SWANSEA TOWN—2 5fC«is. MUMBLES v PONTARDAWE. < FINAL SCORE. PONTARDAWE—N il. MUMBLES—2 goala Scorers: Glover and Young. SWANSEA rNITRO V. PORT TALBOT playad at Port Talbot. FINAL SlJORE: ] PORT TALBOT—5 goals'. SWANSEA UNIED-1 qoal.
SCOTLAND V. FRANCE, INVERLEITH INTERNATIONAL "LA BELLE' WELL BEATEN. Scotland, the most conservative of the tcctbaJl nations, hiMS been the last to ex- tend a wcLome to France, and on Satur- day at Edinburgh marked the first occa- sion upon which a recognised Scottish j team engageu m intermuioaai «_oimu- vg.»y w ui ui-t vepresbuUi.ii\e« iroui our friends across the Cuanncl. So.ue tei, ago a i'lcncn team engaged ui a vU:)(' with a mioc-Led Scottish combination i al. Edinburgh, oul- tile «sngage4ncni was recognised as oi international importance. It may be recoiled tnat a. one tune laud treated their rnatcnes with Wales ;1",d Ireland pretty much in irh BiLme way us: with France, so thai, althougn French men occupy a somewhat lowly position in the estimation of the Rugby world to-day, yet they can think that, at one time. Wa.tsj and Ireland, to-day amongst the ail power- ful, piayed a similar part of trial. The Scottish team was regarded aJ) the utmost j strength of the nation, aaid as tbe French backs are very fast, the chances were that they would provide an interesting and in- structive engagement. The teams were: — SCOTLAND.—Back, F. G. Buchanan (c/xlord); three-quarter?, J. Dobeon (Glas- gow A:ad61niCi.tls), A. Angus, J. Pear- j son and J. T. Sim son (Watsonians); half- backs, Geo. Cunningham ^captain), (Ox- ford) and J. M. Tennant (West of Scotland); forwards, J. C. M'Oalium (Wateonians), L. M. Spiers (Watsonians), J..Gowland (Lon- I don Sottish), J. M. H. Soott (Edinburgh Acaderaioails), J. M. Mackenzie (Edinburgh- University), G. M. Frew (Glasgow High School F.P.'s), A. R. Moodie (St. An- drew's 'Varsity), and R. Stevenson (St. Andrew's 'Varsity). I" RANGE.—Back, Coombes (Stade Fran- cats) three-quarters. Lesieur (Stade Frain- caisej. Dcdet (Stade rrancaisj, Burgun (Racing Club) and Vareilucs (Stade Fran- oais): half-backs, Th-eiuriet (Sporting (Sporting Club Universitaire) and Martin (Lyon Football dub): forwards, Guillemin (Racing Club). Mauriat (Lyons Foot/ball j C/lpb), Thevenot- (Sporting Olub Universi- taire), Hourdefcaight (Stade Bordeiais), C-adenat (Sporting Club Universitaire), Laf- fitte (Sporting Club Universitaire), Cam- munseau (Stade Francais), and Masse (Stade Bnrdlais). The weather w as bitterly cold, bnt 10,000 | spectators were present. Scotland kicked; off the Frenchmen having the sun in their faces. Dobson. the most brilliant three- quarter revealed by the trial. was unable to appear, and it, is likely his injuries will keep him out of the international gameo this season. His place was taken by Ian j Robertson. The Prtart waf; interesting. Lesieur, re-! turning strongly, and play was opened under tho Scottish line. The fine Scottish pack was much too good, and Angus soon gave to Robertson, who scored far out. Macallom j failed with the kick. A few minutes later he kicked a grand goal from a try scored by ¡ Angus. ¡ FINAL SCOHE. SCOTLAND 27pta. ) FRANCE—Nil. )
HOCKEY. I FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA WANDERERS—5 goals. I MOND—1 goal. Scorers for Wanderers: Phillips (2), W. Bevan (2), and Hatch (1) goal. LLANELLY V. SWANSEA Y.M.C.A. FINAL SCORE: LLANELLY—9 goals. SWANSEA Y.M.C.A.-4 goals.
EARTHQUAKE REGISTERED AT CARDIFF. SEVERE SHOCK HOUR'S DURATION ¡ A, very severe earthquake was recorded by the Cardiff seismograph on Saturday morn- g. Preliminary tremors began at 8.52. and the maximum disturbance occurred between 8.54 and 8.57. The disturbance lasted over a.n hour.
I ROYALTY OFF TO EAST AFRICA DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CON- I NAUGHT DEPART. I The Duke and Duchess of Coxmaugnt and Prince Arthur of Connaugfyt, who are going on a big gome hunting tour in Fi I Africa, left London on Friday morning for Dover and Marseilles, where they embark for Mombasa. 1'rincees Patricia will join I her parents in 'Paris. I The King drove to Victoria Station to see their Royal Highnesses off, and among others present were the Princess Louise nd Duke of Argyll. j
—t.:—t; -=-=. I INFURIATED PARENT I ASSAULTS SKEWEN ASSISTANT j MASTER. | At Neath on Friday Roos Ownn Davies. aaoistant master, Skeweu, eumincned Mrs. Glanvilie. wife of a Skewen copper worker, for assault. ( Mr. Powdl, who appeared for the Glamor- gan Education Committee, said that tho com- plamirit had occasion to report defend:?, (.hi,Jd to the heidmastei, who punished him. Or.-another o:-c; eion he i cpt the child '•in" for misconduet. On December 9th defend- ant come to the school and struck complain- ant, three times, saying. "Take that, vou blackguard." blackguard." Defendant, who pleaded guilt-v, was Tried I 20b.
) SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. OUTLOOK AS REGARDS LABOUR SETTLEMENT WESTERN MINERS DISCUSS THE SITUATION. At the monthly meeting of the Western Miners Association at Swansea on Satur- day. Mr J. Grant (r»ughor;, p-doo over a.n attenda-nee representfttire of 11,000 men. A vote of congratulation was passed to Mr J. Williajus upon his victory. It was decided that, Mr Gwilym Davies, of Bryncooh. ex-chalrman of the '-Ostrich be I authorised to go to Ruskin Oollege under the auspices of the South Wales Miners' Fe- deration £ or the Wostarn Disfccioft. The questioa of time and financial sdpport will be decided hereafter. A long dit; ucsion endued upon the w Soath Waias coal a^reeaient, and instruc- tions wore ffiven to the agents who are members of the Gemtral Executive, to oppose the prropoaalfc of the owners and to do every- thing possible to obtain the demands as laid I down by the men. A unanimous vote of confidence wa« passed in the CentraJ Execu- tive. TSte outlook is not at all promising at pro sent as regard* an amicable settlement. It was reported that a settlement of the prioe list aiflieulty ait the Lynch Colliery, bad not yet been arrived at The Secretary reported that tto unemploy- ment d-urirtg the put year a#e raged 1,640 men. There are at the jireseat time between 300 and 400 out of work and this chiefly I through disputes. The q.ne3tion of an out-of-work fund was again brooght up: lodges are to be con- fruited,
NEW CAPTAIN OF MAURITANIA. f Oarptain W. T. Turner, who has been in charge of tbe Imsitania, will succeed Cap- tain Pi-itchard in the command of the M-au- retania when that vessel sails from Liver- pool on January 29. Commandeer J. T. W- Oharle«. R.N.R., who during the past year has been in oomnfand of the Saxonia and Campa.nia. amongst other voeeels, will suc- ceed Captain Turner m the command of the Lusitania when that vessel sails from j Liverpool tit February °.6. i I I
ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SOUTH WALES. ANNUAL CONVERSAZIONE AND DANCE. BRILLIANT AND W ELL ATTENDED FUNCTION AT SWANSEA. The annual ccnvejrsiaione and dance :I1 conned ion with the Royal Institution of Stilth Wales took place on Friday evening, c-nd Fat; a brilliant affair. The Institution iends itself to a function of this surt, LID de- ccratioiis contlasting ia a pless.ng degiee with the otherwise sonibre suirrc-tindir.^s. The lecture h:1: reading-room, library, mu- seum, etc.. had undergone quite a transfor- tion, w I:at with the deft introduction of its nd e-ve-'greens the eiicctive placing o» pretty tapestry, etc.. and the ir.troduct'.on i f co'cnrcd iights. Add to all thia a moving throng of ladies and gcntkmccn, nil in ovtn- .11;; drehs, i nd the result was a picturesque end animated toGr»e. Messrs. Ben Evans and Co. bad done the decorations, Messrs. Parsons end Co. had supplied the plants, and tee following ladies committee had carried out the (Iota1 display :—Mrs. Ebenezer Da vice, Mrs, E. L. Pontifex, Mrs. Trevor OWElI. Mrs. Aeron Thomas, Mi's. E. A. Cleaves, Mrs. C. A. Seyier, and Mrs. David Salmon, who were assisted by Mies Wtl- itams (Brunswick House) and Miss D. Arthur Daviei; (Sketty). The attendance was a .little below that of last year, in consequence o the death of Mr. Howel Watkins and Jr. Eg ward Lewis son of Mr. Lewis Lewis). The president, Col. Llewelyn Morgan, ILK, wag unfortunately absent through indisposi- Im-the riist time for many years—and in hie place the reception was by 1r. Joseph Hali, J. P., and Mis. Pcntifex. The guests j having arrived, Mr. Hall, on behalf of the Council of 'he Instituticn, extended them a very hearty welcome. As there were anum. bor of friends pnesent who were not mem- bers, he pointed out w them the advantages of belonging to such an excellent institution. He then hoped they would aU have a very enjoyable time. DELIGHTFUL PROGRAMME ARRANGED. The programme wa.s as delightful as it was varied. Mr. W. F. Hulley's band dis- coursed choice selections of music, and be- tween the dances there were scientific and other dcynonecratiorks, including the follow- ing ;—Lantern views, Mr. Alex G Moffat- and Mr. P. Robe-rlson; pond life (illustrated under microscope), ftr. David Jonkune and Mr. J. H. Morris; spectroscope and re- fifaotometer, Mr. C. A. Seyier, B.Sc. mode! of the ultra-microscope, Dr. G. A. Stechens B.Sc., and Mr. ,1. C. Kirkman, B.iSo. microscope—vortical la and rotifers, Dr. H. E. Quick, B.Sc. astronomical and ecieritific lantern slideb, Principal J. Trevor Owen, M.A. a new invention described as the "Electric Mary Ann," or the domestic electric servant, Mr. R. Borlase Matthews, Whit-Ex. Objects of interest in the museum were also described by some of tbe leading members of the Institution. Mr. Borlase Matthews' invention afiorded amusement, though it is of a very practical kind. By means of a small electric motor the lival to the human Mary Ann, who now in- habits our kitchens, is made to do no end AI housework, iuch as mincing rne..t, clean- ing knives, grinding coffee polishing metal, cleaning boots and blacking the grate.. lantern views of Mr. Moffatt were of x. oeptionaj interest- in that they depicted photographs taken on his recent visit to the Antipodes. One, showing the wheat rtacked at Waiiaroo, South Australia, ought to have done the hearts of Tariff Reformers good. a« Urey sow; in it a. pretty good in- dic^tion of the wheat possibilities of our Southern Colony. By far the 'most interest ing of the exhibits in the museum were the recent added will of Aim. of Swansea, and tome important deeds relating, among other things, to the Friends' Meeting ..JOU3G in High street. The most remarkable thing, perhaps, about the will are the mis- takes m.ade by a literary woman—Ann, of Swansea, is known locally by her nereis and verse—on literary mattars. She be- queaths a number of books, etc., and Lem- pri-ere's cla^-eical dictionary is deecribed as Lampiers; reference is made to Scott's lyrical ballads, and these were writ-ten by Wordfiwo-rth Coleridge, and the SODtalV is alluded to &5 Southeby. It is interesting to note that the value If the estate '.v.'ls declared to be under ai d. the most interesting bequest reacks as fol- lows:—"And we device and bequeath all the rosit, ro.-iduc and remainder of my estate a.nd effects of what nature or sort soever including my wardrobe, household farm tare, plate, plated goods, glass, china, jinen and trinkets unto my faitht'rd servant, Mary Johas, her heirs' execntors, administrators and assigns, as a very small remiuierau.n. for her aCectionate. honest, undeviating rectitude of conduct for 15 years 11 montn* and 1 give her my large Bible 'n two volumes which I bag of her to keep for her own use and to get it read by her very fie- quentlv, that it may teach her to mtt her whole trust and confidence in Christ Jcsis (spelt Jeses), her Savi:>ar," etc. Tho will, it may be added, wa& exocuted in 1838, five days before the death i lie kct-trix, who-, it wiil b-3 recalled, was < ne o the Rembies, a.nd a sister, therii'o.-e, 01 Mrs. Siddons. DANCING UNTIL THE WEE SMA' HOURS. The dance was kept up till the wee ama' hours oi the morning, and at intervals light refreehments were taken, Mr. G. ^'a,;thews Wi.lt-cr-rosid, being the caterer. Th-) general arrangements were admirably carried out by the tollowing :—Committee: W. L1. Jagn, U.E., Dr. Ebenezer vies, Principal J. Trevor Owen, Mr. H. rv.rtemoutb, Mr. J. R. Leaver, Mr. Joseph Hall, lr. C. A. Seyier, B.Sc. Mr. E. L. Pontifex. Dance stewards: Dr. G. A. Stephens, M.C., Mr. Alex G. Moffat, Mr. E. A. Chalk, 1.r. S. W. Harris, Mr. Bertie Perkins. Mr. J. C. Chalk. Hon. see. lr. Evan Lewis, assisted by Mr. Perkins. LIST OF ACCEPTANCES. GENTLEMEN. lr. R. Alabaster. Messrs. C. A. Be van, L. J. Bowers, T. A. Brader, Beck, Birks. Messrs. E. A. Chalk, J. C. Chalk, A. Col- quhoun, C. E. Cieeveis, B. C. Corfield, R. W. J. Corfield. Mcsn-s. J. q. Daniel, J. H. Da vice, Dr. Ebenezer Davies, Messrs. D. J. Davies, W. M. Davies, G L. Davies. Mr. Wm. Edwards, Dr. Trevor Evans, Mee«rs. Haydn Evans, hw Evans. I Messrs K. T. Farr, J. G. Flicker. Messrs. W. S. Goff, T. Gee, H. Gibson, ¡ Carey Griffiths, Trevor Griffiths. Messrs. Joseph Hall, Hy-ne. R. S. Hop- good, S. W. Harris, Stanley Harvey. I Captain yv. n. Jenkins, Messrs. Hart Ed- mend Jenkins, L.. Jenkins, C. B. Jenkin; J. Rice Jonee, A. A. Jones, W. *H. Jones, Dd. Jenkins. Ernest Jones, Capt. W. E. Jones, Messrs. E. Powell Jones, David Jones. Messrs. Evan Lewis, Stanley Lewis, D. H. Lewis. -Dr. Marks'"Messrs." Matthews, A. G. Moffat, R. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, T. 0. Meager, F. D. Mears, the Mayor of Swaneea ((Mr. AM. D. Matthews), Messrs. J. H. Morris, W. W. Moore, Gwilym Morgan. Dr. Neaf. Principal J. Trevor Owen, M.A., Mir. S. Oborn. Messrs. Bertie Pea-kins, R. Perkins, E. H. Perkins, E. L. Pontifex, H. C. Portsmouth, E. V. Pluiliipfi, F. Parker, H. Pritchaard. Dr. H. E. Quick. MtØmI. K. B. Ridhards, T. R. Robinson, B. Reynolds. Principal D. Salmon, Messrs. R. Suchs- land, B. B. Skirrow, Dr. G. A. Stephens, Messrs. E. A. Seyier, H. A. Stewart. Messrs. C. Tuatkui, S. Meredith Thomas, J. Taylor, B. Tea-rill, John Tayior, S. J. St. Helier Tweney, Col. W. D. Trick, Messrs. Harold Thomas (Brynheulog), J. Aaron Thomas. Messrs. Roger WilManaa, Monte Williams. LADIES. Mrs. G. H. Brader, Mies Bertha Brader, Miss D. Brader, Mrs. Birks, Miss Brock. Mias Corfield, Mrs. C. E. Qeeves, Mrs. Charles Down, Miss Down, Miss Sidney Davies, Mies Davies, 1.rs. W. M. Davies, Miss Vera Davies, Mias J. M. levies. Misses Evans, Marjorie Moy Evans, W. Edwards. Miss Frazer, Mrs. J. G. Flicker, Mias Fricker, Miss Francis Watkins. Ml-iscs M. Gibson., Ga.ge, Gee. M ii-,2 Hay'es, Mrs. Owen Harris. r MrEi. W. E. Jones, Misses James, Betty James, Florence Jenkins, Maude Jenkins, F. Jones, Rice Jones, Mrs. C. B. Jenkins, Mrs. W. H. Jenkins, Mass Jenkins. Mjss Lewis, Miss F. Lewis. The Mayoress of Swansea (Mrs. David Mat-thews), Mrs. Marks. r Misses N. Oborn, E. Oborn, Stanley Owen, Mrs. J. G. Owen. Mrs. E. L. Pontifex, Miss Parker, Mrs. E. V. Phillips. Miss Bern-ice Phillips, Mrs. H. G. Ports- mouth. Mrs. Bertie Perkins. Misses Nellie Rogers, Mab Rogers, Con Rogeis. Mrs. B. B. Skirrow, Miss G. Smith, Mies Si idle, -lir, R. Suchsland. Mrs. D. Salmon. Misses Edwina Scott, Symes, Sandbrook, Mis. C. A. Seyier. Mrs. St. Helier Tweney, Mips Taylor, Mrs. J. Taylor, Miss Tyack. Mrs. H. J. Thomas, Mias Thomas. Mrs. W. Thomas, Misses Marion and Gertrude Thomas (Brynheulog), Mrs. Aeron Thomas, Miss Aeron Thomas. Mrs. Roger Williams, Miss Freda- Wil- liams, Miss E. Ward, Mrs. Monte Williams.
SWANSEA THEATiiE LESSEE STOPS A RUNAWAY PONY. Mr. W. Cbutte, lessee of the Star, Palaoo and Simfto?bury Theatres, Swansea., stopped a runaway pony in Henrietta-street on Thursday afternoon. The animal, which wais attached to a trap, driven by one of Messrs. T. B. Brown and Co., butchers, iligh-streat, employes, feU down in Walter- -road, titrowing the driver and a farmer named Morgan, who accompanied him, out. of the trap. Regaining its feet, the pony turned into George-street, a.nd then into St. Helen's- road, and finally into Henrietta-street, where it was stopped by Mr. Coutts. The occu- pants of the trap escaped without injury.
.J. r at MORRISTON CHURCH JUVENILE CHOIR. GIVE AN EXCELLENT OPERATIC PERFORMANCE. An excellent performance of the opexeit-ta j "The Wishing Cap'' was given on Tbtms- day at the Church Institute, Morriston, by St. David's O-bmrch Juvenile Choir. Tiumm was a orcwiod audience, and the various characters in the piece were poirrtrayed by the juveniles with eucoessful effect. Principals were :-EJoo. (Miss Dolly Davies), Xatisha, a gipsy queen (Mias Olive Hajiney), Dorothy, a hcoiesmaid (Miss Ida Faull), etc. Mr. D. Edgar Edwards oon- ducted, and Miss Lizzie Thomas n-bade an j efficient a/jccimpanist. Dr. E. Rice Morgan presided, supported by the Rev. D. Wil- lianng, M.A., vicar. The operetta, will be continued on Saturday.
CHURCHILL AND BIRCHING PEDAGOGUE. ACID RETORT TO HEARMASTER OF ETON. Mr. Winston Churchill, in replv to a cor- respondent who drew his attention to a statement contained in a recent speech of the Headriiaster of Eton, that he would rather put a number of blind kittens in the pb.oe of the Government than be ruled by Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. Winston Chur- chill, has sent the following answer:— "I have seen the statement with which you credit the Headmaster 'of Eton. This pedagogue is no doubt very formidable when engaged in birching small bov6, but his excursions into politics are not worth serious notice. 'Ne sritor ultra crepidam.'
SWANSEA ACCIDENT. CONDITION OF MB. D. J. LLOYD. Very many Swa nsea people will be glad to tliat Mr. D. J. UQyd. Newton, Mum- bles, mana-inp director for Mr H. Biliing-s, builder, etc., is siowly progrressing. It will be remembered that, Mr Lloyd wIA6 aocidontally run over near St, Gabriel's by Dr Yeale, who was driving a motJf c,a,n The car had to be lifted before Mr Lloyd cou'd be got out, but fortunately no boces were broken, altiou/a some ugly cuts on the face and bani <- were treated at the hospital. Mr Lky-d was for years superintendent at Castie-streat Sunday School. -"n
j I KILiAN PIT FATALITY. INQUEST ON BODY OF DUNYANT COLLIER, An inquest was he)d by Coroner Glynn Price at Diuivant on Friday on Thomas j Parry, collier. hUed by a fail of roof at, Kilian Colliery on Wednesday night. There were present Messrs Yaughan Edwards (re- preseatir.g the Colliery Company}, W. E. Mor-1 gan (Miners' Agent), D. f)aic. (rlae-ki w-sigher), White (H.M. Inspector), and B. Evans (managing' director). Racs I.loyd, fireman. b*poke to examining1 the workingy b- forc the commencement of the f-hift. Everything app-eared all safe. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was re- turned.
EYE ON EXTRAVAGANCE. LLANELLY COUNCIL PLLLED UP. The Local Government Board are keeping ar. eye upon extravagant municipal author- ities, and at a meetIng of Lianetlly Finance Committee on l'hur.day it was reported that the Board refused to sanction the erec- tion 01' the elaborate mortuary recently euggesfed at a cost of C300, being of opinion that much of the work included in the estimate, such as glazed bricks, etc., were unnecessary. Deputy-Surveyor said the items whichl the L.G.B. disapproved of amounted to £ 70. It was decided to accept the recommenda- tions and amend the plans accordingly. Two bills in connection with expenses of two gentlemen in connection with the water works schemes recently before Par- liaraont. were dealt with in committee, on the suggestion of Mr. D. James Davk*. One was for Lliig and the other 1-0141.
NEATH POLICE COURT: FRIDAY. At Neath on Friday, Henry Connick and!, John Thomas, Seven Sisters, colliers, were fined 10?. and costs for trespassing on the Nectfch and Br soon line. -An order of 4s. a was male against William Adams, fitter. Mount Pleasant, Neath, for the support of the child of Maxgrebta Thomas. 106, Old-road, Stew en.—An order of 7s. 6d. a week we.s mad-e against William Davies, lioulier, Cyminer, as father of the ohJJ.d of Hannah Rees, Seven Sis- tom.-I,vo,r Evans (1.5) and Deviii Owen Davies (11), Birahgrove, were each fined 41 for steal- ing a pigeon, the property of Alfred Growcott, Lonlas. — vr-n-v ü -a
I FIRE AT SEVEN SISTERS. POLICE HANDICAPPED FOR WANT OF APPLIANCES. In the early hours of Friday morning a fire broke ott at Oak Villa, Seven Sister3, the rojidence .>f fT. Hopkin Thomas. The local police were promptly on the scene, end with civilian assistance succeeded, after considerable difficulty, in extinguish- ing the flames. hut not before much damage v..i-s done t-o the premises and furniture. The police in the Dyiais Valley are greatly handicapped ;n dealing with < utbreakc. of fire, because they have no appliances to dead with them.
I SKEWEN COLLIER. I WIFE OBTAINS A At Neath on Friday, David Lloyd* collier, Skewen, was summoned by his wife, Lizzie, for cruelty. Mr Poweih for plaintiff, said the parties had been separated before, but lived toge- I ther again. He ha.d continually ill-treated her, knocking her about, kicking her and atriking" her with a stick. Recently he gave I her a black eye. Cross-examkbed by Mr Hunter, oomplain- ant admitted she had threartened defendant with a knife. She locked the door against him because she 'vas afraid of him. The Bench granted a maintenance older of 15s. a week, wife to have custody of the two children,
DR. COOK'S RECORDS. UNIVERSITY'S FURTHER REPORT. Copenhagen. Thursday.—This evening the University of Copenhagen ksued an official report regarding Dr. Ccok, stating that,, as re, 1 11 a result of the committee's investigation of the explorer's note-books and the papers sent with them, it was neither likely nor proved that he readied the Pole. No new particulars are given, and the committae now regard their task of examining the papers as at an end. During the lad, two weeks the University has endeavoured to ascertain Dr. Cook's ad- dress with a Mevr of corrsmunh-ating with him. but it oould not be secured. A few of the graduates, who are still inclined to be- hove Dr. Cook's story, have requested th" Senate to suspend the decision cancelling the honorary degree ic-nferred or: him pend- ing a personal explanation from the explorer. -("Daily Te]ùgrÖoph')
BUENOS AYRES MUSIC HALL ACTION AGAINST THE "STAGE." In the King's Bench Division on Friday the case of Sfoorek and Bz-aff v. the pub- lisho-a of the "Stage" was heard. Last February Mrs. Danks, known on the stage as Maime Stuart, obtained a verdict against the present, plaintiffs for £ 250, but subse- quently a new trial was granted by the Court of Appeal. Mies Stuart's action was on the ground that Messrs. Sherek had warranted an engagement they-, got her in Buenos A y res as on.e a respectable woman oould accept. This, she card, wa.s not the case. Commenting on the caee, defendants stated no respectable agents should associate themselves "with a contract such as this un- fortunate artiste fdgned. There were other allegations, and plaiutiffs daimed damages for libel. Defendants denied the alleged meaning of the article. The jury, after 1 hours' deliberation, said they could not agree, and were dis- I charged.
SWANSEA COUNCILLOR-SUM- mONED. PDAJNTIFF s DISADVANTAGE OF BEING A CONTRACTOR. Aifc Pontardawe on Friday, D. Rees Ed- wards claimed .-26 wages for work done from Councillor Ben Thomas, Swansea. Mr W. G. Ghristians, Swansea, defended. Plaintiff said he was engagtad by defend- ant as sinker at Owmllynfell Pit. under an agreement made at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea- Mr Christians submitted the agreement did not oom-e under the Act, because plaintiff was not a workman, but a contractor. He had been, engaged to repair the pit shaft, and employed twenty men. Plaintiff urged that he was engaged as a skilled miner, and could have done the work by day or piece work. The magistrates decided that plaintiff was a contractor, amd that therefore the claim did not come under their jurisdiction. Pldi-n- tifl's remedy would be in the Oouxrty Court, they a aid. A claim for n, brought by Thos. Edwards, was, on this account, withdrawn.
WHEREABOUTS OF A SWANSEA CLEfiK. NO NEWS: A LETTER AND A WTLL. Hope of finding the whereabouts of Mr. Robert Dunkin, clerk in the divisional super- intendent's office at the High-street (Swan- sea) G.W.R. Station, is gradually vanishing, and the gravest fears are entertained that some tragic ilil has befallen him. He had been suffering from influenza, and was under the care of Dr Humphreys, but nothing very unusual was apparent. "He went out on New Year's Eve as usual," his landlady (Mrs. Morgan), of No. 2, Henrietta-street, told a "Post" reporter, "and we have cot seen him since." "What time Vias that?" "About quarter to nine in the evening." "And d.a he fay anything?" "Nothing much; he said 'Good night' and wished us a hap-py New Year. And that is ail we can aay." Asked how long Mr. Dunkin had lodged at the house, the landlady said five years, and added that he had never acted at ail strange in hie maimer .)1' led anybody to think for ? moment that he would do any harm to him- self. Other inquiries go to show that the mgnt on Year's Eve he was at the High- street Station about ten o'clock, and was then as nraal. Half in hour later he wag ai the Working Men's G:ub and afterwards at the Conservative Club, which he occasionally visitod of au evening, and where he used te chat with his friends. After leaving th club his wh^rejbouts are a complete blank, but it now ti ani-pircs that during New Year's Eve he wrote a private note to liii brother, who lives §t 54, Brunswick-street, and is a clerk at the docks, and a sent him his will. Mr. Dunkin has been at the High- stieet Station for upwards of twenty years, and is highly esteemed.
For the Rochester and Chatham meeting of the Bath and West and Southern Countiea Society, May 24-28, B3,2&3 15s. k offered in money prizes.
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