Education in Aberdare. Tre H History of Education in the Parish of Aberdare was the subject of a lecture delivered by Mr. D. M. Rich- ards on Monday night under the auspice of the Aberdare Education Society. He said there was little doubt that a school was set up in Aberdare in 1699 under the auspices of the S.P.C.K. A quarter of a century later the same society estab- lished a school in the adjoining parish of Llanwonno for boys in the lower part of the parish of Aberdare. Passing on to the eighteenth century, the lecturer said "Welsh Piety," the annual report of the circulating schools of the Rev. Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, and Madame Bevon, contained records of a number of such schools in Aberdare, Hirwain, and the surrounding district. Aberdare had the benefit of these schools very early— as early as 1738. At this time there were schools at Capel Newydd in Cwmnedd, Ynysybwl, Ystradfellte, Penderyn, Car- nant, and Aberdare. In the year 1747 the Rev. David Jones, Curate of Aber- dare, wrote appealing to the authorities for a quarter's extension in the tenure of the schools, and assuring them of the progress made. In 1753 there were schools in the following places:—Aber- dare Parish Church, 21 scholars; Pwll- Rawydd in Llanwonno (25), Lluestynant (24), Cefndon in Llwydcoed (35). The first record of a schoolmistress is in an entry for 1772, in which there is a letter from Richard V. Norman, Vicar of Llantrisant, "certifyin- to the conduct of Sarah Jones, mistress of an English Charity School in the Parish." In this year the following schools and attend- ance are recorded:-Pont Nedd Vychan, 25; Nantygroes (Cwmbach), 31; Aber- dare, 29; Hirwain, 49. The lecturer also dealt with private schools in the Tillage from 1750 onwards, especially those held without a. break by the Uni- tarian ministers at Hen Dy Cwrdd from 1751, when the chapel was built, till a few years ago. In 1847 the Royal Com- mission was appointed to enquire into the state of Education in Wales. Statis- tics from this period show the population of Aberdare to be 6,471; number of day schools, 10; Sunday Schools, 17; scholars, 256 males and 189 females. The usual mode of writing in schools was by means of chalk OIl the walls. In 1848, as a sequel to the revelations of the notorious Blue Books, Ysgol y Comin was opened. At the opening day 2,614 sat down to tea, out of which £ 100 was made towards de- fraying the expenses of erection. That school had an interesting history, and had had some famous schoolmasters, such as Mr. Hogg, and the late Mr. Dan Isaac Davies Mr. Richards then dealt with the establishment of other schools in Aberdare and the neighbourhood, and their progress until the present day. Mr. J. Griffiths, Park Schools, compli- mented Mr. Richards on the excellent tabulating and compiling which he had made. He (Mr. Griffiths) believed that the revelations of the Blue Bo,oks-al- though they had painted the characters of the men and especially the women of Wales very black—had answered a good purpose, for they had stimulated the nation to improvement.—Mr. J. Davies, attendance officer, gave some vivid recol- lections of the experiences of his boyhood days at Ysgol-y-Comim He had greatly appreciated Mr. Richards' address.—Mrs. J. A. Williams said that she, was struck by the fact that so many schools were in vogue in outlying districts like Pen- deryn and Llanwonno.—The Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A., observed that he wa.s in- clined to disagree with Mr. Richards concerning the state of education in Wales at the time of the publication of the Blue Books as given in those books. He, however, was specially pleased with the account given by Mr. Richards con- cerning Griffith Jones's schools.—Mr. E. Og'wen Williams, F.R.G.S., Aberdare County School, said he also believed that the Commissioners had highly coloured their report of the statQ of edu- cation in Wales at the time. He great- ly appreciated the elaborate nature of Mr. Richards' paper, and hoped that at some future time Mr. Richards would go back to a still earlier period to the time when education was given at the Mynach- dy in the 13th century.—The Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., paid a tribute to the paper given by Mr. Richards.—The Chairman, Councillor David Hughes, gave some reminiscences of his school days. He said that if Mr. Dan Isaac Davies were to thresh anyone in these days in the same manner as he threshed him (Mr. Hughes) he would have six months gaol for it. Our present Stipen- diary, Sir TV Marchant Williams, had also threshed him unmercifully. He often wondered whether the Stipei-Ldiary, when dealing with corporal punishment cases at the Police Court, and speaking so strongly against the use of the cane, remembered the time when he so forcibly and frequently used it. The Chairman also referred to the superiority of the system of education in Scotland.—Both the Chairman and Mr. Richards were heartily thanked
Peace, be still," was the test piece at a local competitive concert held not long ago. Three or four choirs entered, but peace and stillness were not observed ex- cept for a few moments when the adjudi- cator's decision was breathlessly awaited. Just before that it was Babel. Immedi- ately afterwards it was hullabaloo!
FOR Winter Wear El Reliable Underclothing ENORMOUS VARIETY now on view at R. T. Jones co Merthjrr i A T ydfil. THE I STORY TWOjSTEEPLES" ( OF THE Two Steeples." 0' The Trade The pretty village of Wigston, in Leicester- Mark shire, possesses two churches and a factory. Seen from one of the green fields outside the- village, the factory stands just between the two steeples.- This factory is the home of the famous brand of underwearr known all over the world as Two Steeples." UtiehninlrahlA I^95? a^er elaborate experiments, the UnHAnw^n makers produced an all-wool garment unaerwear. that would not ghrink Thoge whQ bought it, quickly found it all that it was claimed to be—and It Withstands m0re; They found that it would with- H w stand extremely hard wear. It retained ar ear. its soft elastic freshness until the end of Its days. They were delighted with it; they told their friends about it, and the fame of "Two Steeples Unshrink- able Underwear spread with amazing rapidity. First and ^wo Steeples is the premier Unshrinkable Best Underwear. First in 1895, and to-day it is still universally regarded as the finest brand of underwear in the world. —— 1 0 T«..et«/nMthw Only the best yarns are used in the- Trustworthy. manufacture Gf "Two Steeples" Under- wear. It is this that makes it so delightfully comfortable and;, absolutely trustworthy. Buv it Wken next you buy underwear, buy "Two* Steeples," and when you get it in actual wear, you will join the ranks of the enthusiastic thousands who" won't buy any other." SOLD BY R. T. JONES & Co. General Drapers, Ladies', Gentlemen's, and Children's Outfitters, 125a at^d 126, High Street, | mcdtuvr 1, 3 and 3a, Victoria Street, -/vncii 1 and 2, Central St., Market Sq., j TYDFIL- EVAN L. DAVIES, Wholesale and Retail Coal and Coke Merchant and Colliery Agent, Taff Vale Yard, ABERDARE (BOTTOM OF CARDIFF AND DUKE STREETS.) Whilst thanking his numerous clientele for their patronage hitherto, would fnither- announce that he still holds the reputation of keeping the unrivalled best selection oi House Coals in the town and district of Aberdare, amongst which the undermentioned qualites may be enumerated, viz North's Navigation Surperion House Coal. Prosser's Miskin Mountain Ash Celebrated House Coal. Monmouthshire Best Elled House Coal. do do Tillery House Coal. do do Red Ash House Coal. Aberdare Merthyr Best Steam House Coal. Aberdare (Williams) Werfa Gralg, House Coal. E.L.D. desires further to remind the public that he keeps a stock of Gas Coke, Cut Firewood (in suitable size blocks) and Sea Sand. Prompt delivery made to any part of town or district for quantities of 5 cwt. and upwards of the above. Special quotations given for Truck loads of Coal, Coke, Sand, and Wood, delivered to any Railway Station. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Owing to the limited production, thereby causing unreliable supplies of the iamous- Aberdare Graig Seam in the town and district, another source of production on that Seam of Coal has been opened, and is m course of development, wherefrom an ample- supply is now worked, and obtainable at- the above depot at all times, or from the, undermentioned Agents, viz: Henry Adams, Coal Merchant, Gadlys Uchaf, Aberdare. R. L. Wigley, 91 Mill street, station, Trecynon- James Jones, »> John Holding & Son, Coal Merchants, High street, Aberdare. E. Russell & Son, „ 11 G.W. Ry. Yard, Aberdare Wm. Druce, Coal Merchant, Sunny bank street, Aberdare. John D. Harris, „ Curre street, Aberaman. Mrs Saunders, „ » Dean street, Aberdare. ENQUIRIES RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. TELEGRAMS: Carbon, Aberdare. TELEPHONE: P.O. 32, Aberdare.
'The Same Awful Hand.' How a Manchester Girl was Rescued by Dr Williams' Pink Pills from Consumption. An eminent English Statesman, a member of the present Cabinet, made gratifying comment recently upon the fact that the terrible scourge of con- sumption was now to some extent being checked, adding that he was acquainted with several young people who had un- doubtedly been cured of this dreadful disease. No one testifies more grate- fully to the cure of Consumption than Mrs Dyson, of 127, Westminster terrace, Ellesmere street, Moorside, Swinton, near Manchester. Mrs Dyson gives an account of an amazing cure in her family, and the intensity of her feelings can be readily understood when it is stated that her j mother's heart had been torn by the death of a daughter some years ago from this disease. When her second daugh- ter,] Alice, was declared to be in consump- tion her grief was teirible but to-day Mrs Dyson is happy indeed, for her daughter Alice, she announces, has be,en completely cured by Dr Williams' Pink Pills and is regarded as having been veritably snatched from what seemed certain death. TRACBS OF DEATH IN HER FACE. Some time ago my daughter Ger- trude was taken from me by consump- tion," she said to a reporter. You will, understand therefore my anguish when I saw the same awful hand upon Alice, my twelve-year-old daughter. Alice had shared poor Gertrude's bedroom, and when we found that she was attacked with consumption we lost all hope of saving her. She began to refuse food and complained that everything she swallowed tasted sour. ALICE DYSON, Cured, of Consumption by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Oh mother she would cry, I feel such cruel pains in my back and sides Every time she breathed her heart and lungs were pierced by sharp spasms; and she fell away to mere skin and bone. Her glassy eyes and hollow cheeks filled me with anxiety, and day by day she grew worse. She was so lifeless that at last she became too weak to use her legs, and could hardly stand. She was restless at night, startled by horrid dreams, bathed in perspiration, and exceedingly feverish. Neighbours expressed grave fears that she had but little longer to live. Hospi- tal treatment made no improvement. She got weaker and weaker and had the traces of death on her face, when an elderly lady residing near us called and told us that she had been given up by her doctors ten years ago, and finally cured herself with Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. WHAT ALICE WANTED. It is good blood your daughter Alice wants to fight consumption with, and Dr Williams' Pink Pills will put that in her veins she said. So," continued Mrs Dyson, I bought :the pills for Alice, and they proved to be the only medicine that did her any good. She began to ask for food, and she ate a little solid food regu- larly with perfect ease and digestion. We persevered with Dr Williams' Pink Pills and by their means saved our daughter's life. Everyone who knew her recognises that an astonishing cure has taken place. She is now perfectly well, bright and bonny and full of life. Victims of consumption need the pure, rieh blood and renewed strength and vitality which enable the malady to be fought. This new good blood and vitality is supplied by Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. They can be obtained of all dealers or direct from the Dr Williams' Medicine Co., 46, Holborn Viaduct, London, post free, 2s 9d for one box, or 13s 9d for six boxes. Only the genuine pills cure, and substitutes should be refused for they are worse than useless. The pills that cure are Dr Williams' Pink Pills. A pamphlet of particular interest to consumptives will be sent free on request from above address.
Miners' Wages. A meeting of the council of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held at Car- diff on Monday, when Mr W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., occupied the chair. The wages committee reported upon the ques- tion of the general wage-rate under the Conciliation Beard, and recommended that the 21 per cent, advance in wages necess- ary to attain the maximum under the agreement be asked for on the ist of November. An intimation to this effect was sent to Mr Gascoyne Dalziel, the secretary to the owners' side of the board,
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Fashionable Wedding. BEDDOES—KENSHOLE. St. David's Presbyterian Church, Aber- dare, was the scene of a fashionable and interesting wedding on Saturday last. The contracting parties were lVIr. T. Heber Bod does, Leintwardine, Here- fordshire, and Miss Fanny Ken- shole, daughter of Mr. Emanuel Kenshole, Weather a 1 House, and sister to Messrs. C. and W- Kenshole, artistically decorated with flowers, etc., for the auspicious event, and a large number of persona witnessed the cere- mony, which was performed by the Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., assisted by Mr. G. G. Jones, registrar. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Chas. Ken- shole. The bridesmaid was Miss Bed- does, of the Black Lion Hotel, and the best man was Mr. Grant, Ludlow, a friend of the bridegroom. The bride, who carried an exquisite bouquet of white chrysanthemums and Arum lilies, was charmingly attired in a biscuit colour cloth costume, trimmed with silk and pessimenterie, with hat to match. The bridesmaid's costume was of biscuit colour taffetas, with hat to match. She carried a bouquet of delicate mauve and white chrysanthemums. As the .newly- married pair emerged from the sacred edifice, they were met by a host of friends, who were responsible for quite a hurricane of rice and confetti. Old boots were also thrown at the carriages, as they conveyed the wedding party back to the house of the bride's father, where a grand wedding breakfast was in readi- ness. In addition to those mentioned there were present as guests: Mr. E. Kenshole, Mrs. Chas. Kenshole, and Mr. Ivor Kenshole; Mr. and Mrs. W. Ken- shole and the Misses Marjorie and Mollie Kenshole; Mr. and Mrs. G. Kenshole; Mrs. and Miss Kenshole, Merthyr; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Master Percy and Miss May Thomas, Dean-Street; Mrs. Wainwright and Master Wainwright; Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., Mrs. Reynolds, Brynteg; Miss Helen Brewer, Cardiff. Mr. and Mrs. Beddoes. left by the 12 noon train for Bournemouth, where the honeymoon is being spent. Her travel- ling dress was of Wedgwood blue, with a pretty seal brown hat. The bride's gift to bridegroom was a gold seal; bridegroom to bride, opal brooch. The bridesmaid's present to bride was a gold pearl brooch. LIST OF PRESENTS. Mr. E. Kenshole (father of bride), clock and cheque. Mr. Chas. Kenshole, cheque. Mrs. C. Kenshole, drawing-room suite. Mr. and Mrs. W. Kenshole, cheque. Mr. Geo. Kenshole, cheque. Mrs. G. Kenshole, drawing-room cushion. Mr. and Mrs. Kenshole, London, silver cake basket. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kenshole, oak bed- stead. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Masters and Co), bronzes and cheque. Mr. and Mrs. Wainwright, London, silver tea service. Misses Marjorie And Mollie Kenshole, standard lamp. Mr. Ivor Kenshole, 'Swiss chalet. Master Percy and Miss May Thomas, pendant The Misses Ida and Gwladys Kenshole, Merthyr, chrystoleums. Bailiffs of Aberdare County Court, din- ing-room gong clock. Mr. and Mrs. Z. Andrews, Aberdare, hall stand. Mrs. Z. Andrews, set of jugs. Mrs. Eschle, Aberdare, set of clothes brushes and hall mirror stand. Mrs. Davies, Bryn'hyfryd, Worcester jug. Mr. and Mrs. Burr, Merthyr, silver salver. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, Brynteg. silver- mounted tea tray, and silver sugar basin and spoon. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas, Canon- street, silver oak salad bowl. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Thomas (solicitor), silver pickle stand. Mr. V. Carney, Weatheral-6treet, silver egg-stand. Mr. and Mrs. Hemmam, Birmingham, glass and epergne. Mr. and Mrs. Evans, 31, Dean-street, antique rose bowl. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, 33, Dean-street, china plaques. Mr. and Mrs. Pretty, Dean-street, after- noon-tea spoons- Mrs. Baker, Canon-istreet, silver glass jam stand. Mrs. Powell, Danygraig, Worcester flower pots. Mrs. Morgan, Bryn^yfryd, Worcester pin tray. Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., Aberdare, hot water jug. Mrs. Wilcox, Garston, case of frames. Mr. Gough (senr.), Garston, case of silver spoons. Mr. W. Gough, Garston, carvers and steel. Mr. Lloyd Witton, black sheep. Mr. Morris, Leintwardine, decanters. Mr. and Mrs. Grant, Ludlow, cutlery. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Bond-street, Aberdare, silver salt cellars. Miss Daves, Royal Temperance Hotel, Worcester Eugar dredger. Mr. and Mrs. Mackintosh, Clifton-street, silver cake stand. Mrs. Moyle, Weatheral-stroet, pair of Wilton dishes. Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Canon-street, Japan- ese afternoon-tea service. Mr. and Mrs. Lea, Commercial-street, china and silver fruit stand. Ir. and Mi's. Alfred Oeppen, vases. Miss Oeppen, Aberdare, biscuit barrel. Miss Wicks, Ton bridges vases. Mr. Morgan Meredith, Bute-street, oak clock. Mr. and Mrs. Rees Williams, Bryn- hyfryd, picture. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Pleace, Aberdare, Vienna preserve dislh. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Jones, Merthyr, afternoon cloth. Miss Beddoes, Black Lion Hotel, oak overmantel. Mr. and Mrs. McBean, Clifton-street, eiderdown quilt. Mrs. Prosser, Birmingham, doyles. Miss Prosser, Birmingham, table centre and cushion. Miss M. A. Jones, afternoon tray cloth. Mr. and Mrs. C. Wilks, Tonbridge, table centre. Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, Clifton-street. damask table cloth. Mr. D. Tudor Williams, Aberdare, cheque. Mr. Marshall, pair of blankets. Mr. and Mrs. Love, Birmingham, mar- cella quilt. Mrs. Jones, Clyda.ch, pickle stand. Mrs. James, Sunnyside, pickle stand. Mr. and Mrs. Haydn Williams, crumb brush and tray. Mrs. M. A. Prosser, Weatheral-street, pair of goblets. Miss Jenkins, Cardiff, silver butter dish. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Cardiff, case of perfume. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Monk-street, silver photo frame. Mr B. Richards, New Theatre, pair of ornaments. Miss M. Beddoes, Leintwardine, grand- father's clock. Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Abertillery, lamp. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones, Mountain Ash, drawing-room fender and coal vase. Mr. J. H. James, silver fish knives and forks. Mr. and Mrs. Carney, wedding cake. Mr. W. B. Andrews, p?.ir <%? vases. Mr. W. C. Thomas, e i-, breafcfast cruet. Mr. and Mrs. Probert, sir' and cream. Master J. Probert, salt ("¡¡ar. Mrs. Evans, The Walk, Cardiff, travelling clock. Mrs. Price, Newport, cress dish.
Football Notes. BY "SPECTATOR." RHYMNEY VALLEY LEAGUE. The Aberdare team journeyed to Mer- thyr Vale on Saturday to play the locals the return match due to them. A few weeks ago the Darians beat them by 5 goals to 2, and a win by a small margin was at least expected of the Dare eleven, but the. Aberdare Committee were again in difficulties in finding a representative team. Sam Parker was of course a non- starter, but Hesketh wû's delayed on the journey down, having lost the train con- nections. Parkes and Smith filled up the vacancies, and if they did not play the half-back game to perfection this was no fault of theirs, inasmuch as they are forwards, and not middle men. The Valians started with ten men, Martin, one of the halves, not putting in an ap- pearance. Before his arrival the Aber- dare team were leading by 2 goals, and matters were looking black for the home- sters. The missing half now came on, and the Valians infused more dash mtcc their play. Morgan, beating Boulton c'heanlv, centred, and Fyfe reduced the Darians lead. Ward equalised, and the visitors failing to respond, had to be content with a division of the points. -<'> <!> .? On Thursday la.st Pontypool Thursdays visited Aberdare to meet the local champ- ions. The most prominent player amongst the visitors was their goal- keeper, who, by the way, has won his International Cap in school football. The homesters put out a strong eleven, and a big win was predicted. Referee, Mr. Tom idaniel Jones. The homesters played up field in the first half, the Pont- ypool backs being early called upon to save. The Dare forwards lost many openings to score through over eagerness. Rees James broke away on his own, and sent in a beauty which struck the cross bar, and a forward following up was en- abled to open the scoring. Another fol- lowed soon 'after, and the Ponty boys failing to penetrate the home defence, crossed over in a minority of two goals. < £ >■ <*> -<•> In the second half the locals had mat- ters all their own way, but the one back game of the visitors completely upset the tactics of Rees James and Co. The latter was repeatedly pulled up when near goal, and lost many fine opportunities through standing too far up. The Ponty custod- ian was at the top of his form, and cleared, in fine style, but he was unable to deal successfully with three shots from Harry Williams and Rees James. Alf. Pickering, the home skipper, tackled and kicked in his best style, but his partner did not oome up to his reputation. Final score: Aberdare, 5 goals; Pontypool, nil. <9- <9- <->- On Thursday next Mardy will be visited, when a stiff game is expected. The Darians intend taking over the best available eleven, and if all the players turn up they should just about win. -<5> <!>- •<$> What has become of Tom Thomas, the one time left half of the Thursdays? His inclusion in the back division of the team would greatly strengthen the de- fence. <!> <$> On Saturday next Aberdare play Barry on the New Athletic Grounds in the first round of the South Wales and Mon. Cup Competition. The following team will represent the Darians: Goal, Brown- hill; full-backs, Alf Goodwin and Boul- ton; half-backs, Hesketh, Fred Griffiths, and Sam Parker; forwards selected from Joe Holland, Tom Daniel Jones (capt.), Jack Rooke, Smith, Yank Powell, and H. W. Watkins.
BY "MUDDIED OAF." RUGBY. Those who are interested in the doings of the Mountain Ash Football Club will surely be pleased to hear of their good performances in the Inter-League Match between Glamorgan and Monmouthshire last Saturday at Merthyr. Again, the "Old Firm" had more representatives present than any other club in the league, and they were D. Lloyd-Jones, and Shaw at three-quarter back; Harry Thomas and Wyndlham Jones at half; and P.C. Dick Thomas and R. Thomas in the forward pack. We congratulate P.C. Dick Thomas on his having scored all the points for tie Glamorgan side. He was always to the forefront, and his bursts were simply irresistible. The Welsh Union officials ought not to hesi- tate in again selecting Dick for national honours. Harry Thomas and Wyndham Jones played finely together, but they missed a few good chances of scoring for their side. <9- < £ > <5> Up to date the Mountaineers have an untarnished record in the league, and their meeting with Penygraig on Satur- day next ought to attract quite a crowd at the Tonypandy grounds. Johnny Thomas, the team's full-back, hopes to turn out that day after his injury of a few weeks back. The Aberpennarites are determined to "have a bit of their own back" from the erstwhile Rhondda champions. <->-<:> <9- On Saturday last an exciting match was played between Cefnpennav United and Tylorstown at the Mountain Ash Grounds, when Mr. Biddscombe acted as referee. The game in the initial moiety was of a vigorous character. The Cefn- pennar "All Blacks" were the ag- gressors by virtue of some clever work on the part of their forwards; but the backs were not so easily beaten in de- fensive tactics. The ensuing stages of the game were very fast, and the respec- tive forwards worked like Trojans, but nothing tangible accrued. However, the home halves seemed to know a few tricks connected with the art of getting the ball away effectively from the scrums, and some nice inter-passing ensued, which was, however, neutralised by very keen tackling on either side. The homesters continued to play up, and after their forwards had gained considerable ground by means of' good dribbling Hubert Fortt succeeded in scoring a splendid try, which Fred Bradford, the full-back, however failed to convert. <■> O <"•> In the second half, the venue was a little in favour of the Tylorstown. fifteen, who succeeded in equalising matters through Danny Owen scoring a. prettv but unconverted try. Cefnpennar also scored a dropped goal, which the referee disallowed, greatly to the surprise of the spectators. The respective forwards went through a great deal of work, but the home halves were cleverer than the visiting1 pair: The home and the visit- ing full-backs worked well, but there were stages in the game when the Tylors- town back played with more judgment than the home defender. So the match ended in a draw of a try eadh. <5> <2> At the Hockey Grounds, the Aberdare County School fifteen entertained a team chiefly composed of the past students of the school who were desig- nated as the Barbarians." A fairly interesting game culminated in a win for the Barbarians by a droppecl goal and two tries (10 points) to nil. The scorers were Dan David and Trevor Williams, who notched the tries, and Gwilym Jones dropped the goal. Trevor Wil- liams' try was the outcome of a clever run on his own after having beaten a greater part of the opposition. Evident- ly, the school cannot now command a good team. Perhaps they are feeling the absence of Mr. Jack Edwards, their late Athletic Master. The Aberaman Cynon Juniors have now a sterling pack of forwards, includ- ing such able exponents of the game as Harry Miles, Phil Richards, Alf. Wil- liams, etc. The latest acquisition to the team is Dai Davies, of Cwmaman, an ex- cellent forward. The team are getting strengthened in the other departments as well, and will soon be in harness for their trying league battles. ASSOCIATION. Aberdare Crescents v. Aberaman Ex- celsiors. This league match was played on Saturday last at the Ynys. Both sides were fairly well represented, and Rees John stood down for Walker to partner Joe Lewis at back for the Cres- cents, whilst Cliff Brain, the team's for- mer captain, occupied his old position at right half. On the Excelsiors' side Tom Rees deputised Frank Bennett between the sticks, whilst the brothers D. H. and Gwilym Parry occupied positions at right back and left half respectively. Mr. Ninnis, of Treharris, officiated as referee. The players marked each other with grim determination, and the Crescents were seen to hold a little advantage over their rivals. The first incident of note resulted out of an effort to score on the part of Jack Eynon, who came away very nicely on the left with George King, and only missed the net very narrowly after having delivered a tricky screw shot at goal. Subsequently, the Excelsiors came away with some pretty combination initi- ated by D. T. Williams, their centre half, but their forwards found a stumbling block in Joe Lewis and Walker From the restart the ball came directly to D. Williams, the Crescents's centre forward, who delivered a stinging shot which Reeos had no earthly chance of saving. With a goal start, the Crescents infused more dash into their play, but the Excelsiors' forwards came down with some fine com- bination, and Tommy Finn delivered a magnificent shot which struck the cross- bar. Afterwards, the Excelsiors renewed the attack, but failed to negotiate the leather. Too much attention was pa'd to the man instead of the ball, so noth- ing further was scored up till lemon time. <•> "5> In the second half the Crescents held the upper hand once more, and Rees, tho Aberaman goalman, was severely tested; however, he acquitted himself very creditably. Steve Probert, the Crescents' outside right was ordered off the field for an alleged charge of an opponent. Aberaman then attacked once more, and Phillips was given some work in saving stary and pot shots. But the weak part in the Excelsiors' vanguard proved to be Jack Thomas, the left full- back, who was entirely at sea. So D. H. Parry had to play a two man's game. D. T. Williams, the oentre-half, played a hard game, but the Aberaman forwards went through a great deal of hard work and deserved to score. The Crescents showed a vast deal of improvement on their form of the past few weeks. The match resulted in a win for the local champions by a goal to nil. Up to date the Crescents have not sustained a defeat this season. O On Saturday last the Trecynon Wind- sors entertained the Cwmaman Rangers at the Park, when the result was a run- away victory for the Trecynonites by 9 goals to nil. The scorers were Jimmy Bowen (5), Percy Gardener (2), J. R. James, and Tom Jordan,—On the same day the youthful Trecynon Rovers sur- prised all in defeating the Cwmaman Corinthians by 3 goals to l.-r-The Gadlya Stars also defeated the Cwmaman Excel- siors by 6 goals to nil.—Hirwain enter- tained the Cwmbaoh Lily whites the same day in a league fixture. Despite the vigorous efforts of the Cwmbach for- wards, the home backs defended their goal with grim determination. Both goals had some miraculous saves, and the game ended in a pointless' draw. Cwm- bach failed to penetrate the sound de- fence of the Hirwain rear division. <j> <?> <5> The Aberaman Thursdays entertained the Merthyr Thursdays at Michael's Field on Thursday last, when a very ex- citing game resulted in a draw of two goals each. Davies scored for the Mer- thyr Mid-weekers, whilst Arthur Jones, of Trecynon, scored from a penalty, and Rees added the second for the Aberaman- ites. <■> <3> Maesydre Crescents, a clever little or- ganization from this locality, met the Trecynon Lilywhites at the Park on Saturday last, when the juvenile Cres- cents won by seven goals to nil. ? <S> <9- Aberdare Schoolboys' League. Satur- day's Matches. All the teams in the league took part last Saturday.. But the greatest surprise that day was the result of the meeting between the Industrial and Higher Grade teams, when the Grad- ians sustained a defeat of four goals to one. The scorers were W. Thomas, J. Jeffreys, J. Thomas, and Macarthy for the Industrialites, and Evan Davies for the Gradians. But the Gradians do not possess the team that they used to, es- pecially when they won the league.—Park drew matters with St. Fagan's by scoring 2 goals apiece, when the scorers were D. T. Evans and T. Williams for the "Ys- gol Comin" lads and Tom Rosser for the Saints.—But the match between Cwmdare -and the Town Council School was more evenly contested, and ended in a pointless draw. Evidently Cwmdare are improving.—Ynyslwyd fell victims at the hands of the Cwmbach Councillors by the score of 2 goals to nil, when the scorers were J. Evans and T. J. Griffiths. —In the gjame between Cwmaman and the National, the Nationalists emerged the winners of their league points by 4 goals to 2. The goal-getters were Dennis, Rees Lewis, and Probert for the winners, and Johnny Crumb for Cwmaman.—
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Blaengwawr defeated the Cwmbach Na- tionalist6 by 3 goals to nil, when the scorers were Dai Williams and Billy Stevens. SCHOOLBOYS' MATCHES, NOV. 2nd. Park—Industrial v. Park, 9.30. Park—Cwmdare v. National, 10.30. Park—Town v. St. Fagan's, 11.30. Ynys—Cwmbach Cl. v. Blaengwawr, 9.30 Ynys—Cwmbach Nl. v. Cwmaman, 10.30 Ynys—Higher Grade v. Ynyslwyd, 11.30 I