j BY "MUDDIED OAF." ASSOCIATION. Welsh League, Division II.: Aberdare Reserves v. Ystradmvnach.—This match took place at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday last. The Darians were: Goal, Jack Phillips; backs, Dan Jones (captain) and Jim Hemlock; halves, Walter Jenkins, Jack Griffiths, and T. J. Evans; forwards, George Davies, Steve Probert, Dai Cox Williams, Ivor Edwards, and Holden. In the first moiety a quick rally by the home halves and forwards culminated in Wal- ter Jenkins, the home half back, open- ing the score with a brilliant shot. The Darians led at the interval by a goal to nil. In the second moiety both teams fought gamely, but nothing was added to the score. The Darians. by the way, have been drawn to njeet Brithdir in the junior cup competition. • • • Aberdare County School v. Mountain Ash County School, at the Aberdare County School Grounds on Saturday last. Aberdare were as follows —Goal, Raymond Howells; backs, Hopkin Wal- ters and Edmunds; halves, Garfield Thomas, Harry Allen, and Emrys Evans; forwards, Cyril Hughes, Ed- ward Jones, Dai Nicholas, Jeffrys, and Ambrose Lloyd. A neat game followed, and at the interval the Mount were leading by a goal, scored by Kelly, to nil. 4-1 1„ T\ "\T Vv J-vl r> Ambrose Lloyd. A neat game followed, and at the interval the Mount were leading by a goal, scored by Kelly, to nil. 4-1 1„ T\ "\T Vv J-vl r> Penrhiwceiber Guild v. Cardiff Cor- inthians.—This match provided a great attraction at Penrhiweeiber on Satur- day last. After some ding-dong play the Corinthians opened the score. After this the play brightened up consider- ably, and after a few moments' play the Corinthians scored their second goal. The Guild now seemed to get to- gether in a better manner, and the for- ward line were playing well. After a splendid movement Eynon had vej-v hard luck in not scoring. The Corin- thians' centre-half was playing defensive game, and his passes were putting the forwards in splendid motion. After some pretty footwork- they scored their/ third goal. The teams changed ends with the Corinthians three goals ahead. After the interval the home team were playing splendidly, and Bar- low, Eynon, and Evans had hard luck in not scoring. The Corinthians' goalie was playing a magnificent game, and undoubtedly saved his side. The pick of the Guild were: 1. Evans, G. Bar- low, W. Roberts, and Gibbon. The veteran Barber Jones as usual played a good game. The game ended in'a win for the Corinthians by the score of four goals to nil. The referee was Mr J. M. S. James, Cwmbach. < < I learn that the Trecynon Windsors Association Football Club will be re- vived shortly, and that the club wil) compete in the Welsh League Com- petition next season. This means that the following will be drawn from their respective teams back to the fold:- Jack Thomas, the right wing; Tom I Howells, the centre-forward; Jack R. James, the half-back, and Billy Owen, the full-back, all from the Aberaman Athletic A.F.C.: Jack Phillips, the goalman; Fred Lewis and Dan Jones, tli full-backs; Jack Griffiths, the cen- tn :alf; Dai Cox Williams, inside ri::1:t-. from the Aberdare Reserves, and Pcix-v Gardener from Robertstown. BY "ONLOOKER." Mujiday, Aberarnan's goalie, has re- covered from the accident he sustained at Llandrindod, and will take up his position again next Saturday in the Junior Cup match with Barry Reserves at Aberaman. Aberaman Corinthians v. Darren Villa.—Played at Mountain Ash on Saturday. The Corinthians were as follows:—Goal, Jenkins; backs, C. Evans and J. Allen; halves, Donovan, G. Smith, Clarke; forwards, Watkins, W. Thomas, T. J. Griffiths, Coules, T. J. Jones. Referee, T. Williams. Wil- kins, Griffiths, Thomas, and Clarke played well for the Corinthians; Allen and Evans at back were safe, whilst Jenkins in goal had very little work to do. There was no score. The Corinthians would like to ar- range fixtures with local junior teams; ages 16 to 19.-Apply, D. J. Brown, 5, Gamblyn Place, Aberaman. Aberaman Athletic, after their fine performance against i Llandrindod, en- tertained Nelson at Aberaman Park on Saturday last in a Welsh League match. A great deal of interest was centred in the game, as both clubs were joint holders of the South Wales Junior Cup. Aberaman were withbut the services of Munday and Finn, Neads and Parry substituting. Mr Batty, of Merthvr1, re- fereed. For Aberaman were:— Goal, J. J. Neads; backs, W. Owen, T. G. Cumner (captain); half-backs, J. Rhys James, George Key, and D. H. Parry; forwards, J. J. Thomas, J. Evans, T. Howells, C. Silverthorne, and W. A. Vater. Vater put in a good centre, which Aberaman failed to turn into account. The interval arrived without a score. After the restart Silverthorne scored Aberaman's first goal. Right from the kick off Nelson broke away and Rouse equalised. Aberaman now warmed up to their work, and Vater placed his side further ahead with a good drive. Silver- thorne added number three with an unstoppable shot. The home backs had now an easy time, the play being in the Nelson half, and from a centre from J. Thomas Silverthorne headed No. 4. Time was called with Aberaman winners by four goals to one. • • • On Saturday next Aberaman will en- tertain Barry District Reserves at Aber- aman Park in a South Wales Junior Cup Tie to decide 1ïhe right of entry to the semi-final. The 'Barry ites are on the top of their form this season. A match was played on Saturday at Aberaman between Aberaman Albions and Hirwain Stars in the fifth Division League. The following represented the 7 Albions;—Goal, J. Williams; backs, S. Thomas (captain) and W. Morgans; half-backs, Fred Morgan, J. Lemon, and D. Evans; forwards, Phil Clement, D. Francis, J. Male, D. Evans, and J. H. James. The referee was T. Williams, Robertstown. A break-away by the Al- bions enabled J. Male to score a pretty goal. There was no further score.
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Aberdare Trades Council. On Thursday the monthly meeting of the above was held under the presidency of Mr Arthur Thomas, who was sup- ported by Mr John Davies, vice-chair- man, and other officers. There was a fairly good master of delegates. DOCTORS' QUESTION. A report of a special meeting of the Council to consider the medical attendance of families was given by the secretary. The secretary had been instructed to communicate with the Friendly Societies Council and the Medicos' Local Society, but he had received no replies.. RAILWAY BILL. — A discussion took place on the Railway Bill to be brought before the House of Commons. It was the intention of the promoters of the Bill to get the sanction of the Local Government Board to raise the freight- age rates to the maximum so as to cover the extra cost of granting improved con- ditions to the workmen. A letter was read from one of the railway unions pro- posing several amendments, and asking the Council for their support.—Several of the delegates were in favour of oppos- ing the Bill altogether. They did not believe that the Bill, with the amend- ments, would be a boon to the public.— It, was, therefore, decided to oppose the Bill.—The secretary was authorised to forward such communication to the M.P.'s and to the higher authorities. LOCAL ELECTIONS. —It was decided to contest several wards in the coming Di.,tri,-t Council and Board of Guard- ians' elections. Nominations had been sent in by a number of societies. And it was further decided that a special meeting of the Council be held to make the final choice of candidates. COMPLAINTS—A delegate asked the Labour members what steps the District Council were taking to enforce the Shop Hours Act? He also pointed that the Act should be more strictly carried out re the time for meals, etc.—It was de- cided to leave the matter in the hands of the Labour members.—A delegate pointed out that the tramway contrac-j tors were causing a great deal of incon- venience to the public by opening up such a long stretch of the roadway.—It was decided that a letter be sent to the Disrict Council. DOCTORS AND POUNDAGE. The following resolution was unanimously adopted :—"That this Council strongly condemns the principle of paying doc- tors on the poundage system, and urges upon all Trades Unionists to resist this pernicious system to the uttermost."
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Death of Mr. J. Bosher, Aberdare. At tlxe age of 62 years Mr. J. Bosher, Aberdare, passed away on Saturday after a short but very painful illness. He leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters, with whom the sincerest sympathy is felt in the town. The late Mr. Bosher came to Aberdare from Merthyr 7 or 8 years ago, and was the' local superintendent of the Prudential Assurance Co. until he retired on a pen- sion a, couple of years back. Previous- ly he was superintendent under the same Company at Dovvlais and Mer- thyr. It was at the latter place he was born, and while still very young used to walk to George Pit, Cefnpennar, where he was employed underground. t His parents afterwards removed to Mountain Ash. Subsequently Mr. Bosher went out to the United States, where he was married to a Miss Evans, of Mountain Ash. In four or five years he came back to this country, and settled downyin Dowlais as agent under the Prudential Co. In Aberdare Mr. Bosher was a useful and active member of Carmel English Baptist Church, and he it was who initiated the children's service in Carmel Hall on Sunday even- ings. He was a true Liberal and took much interest in local politics. The fbneral takes place to-day (Thursday). Mr. Bosher took great delight in writ- ing poetry. Appended is his last poeti- cal composition. It was written by him the Monday before his death, while suffering untold agonies, and was read at Carmel Lantern Tea on the Tuesday Welcome, welcome, workers and friends, 'Tis really a pleasant sight II To see such a happy nunjber >, At this, our first great tea-fight. The dear little ladies-God bless them— Have provided a bounteous store Of cakes, tarts and, jam, with good bread and ham. Surely no one could wish for more. We love the dear old Lantern, little children's true friend, For let the critics say what they will The lantern is a means to in end; For when the child hears the story, And gazes upon the screen, An impression is made, which never can fade, For he has heard and seen. Why trouble our heads o'er the children ? Why take such a sell-imposed task? Why spend many an hour, all our energy and power On a child?—thus the critic may ask. Friends, listen carefully, think o'er it thoughtfully, I'll answer you if I can; God in His goodness and infinite kindness Made "the child the father of the man." We are 500 little children— 500 girls and boys, Ir we can brighten their little lives, In some measure increase their joys, We are rendering to God useful service, For we are co-workers then, Building, not brick and mortar, But principles that go to make men. For Britain needs men with a purpose, Men of grit and will, Men who will help to roll the road, When struggling up the hill. I am not the son of a prophet, But I will make bold to say That some of the Carmel five hund:od Will shine with lustre some day, Working for others with all their might, Thus hastening the advent of justice and right.
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Football. BY "SPECTATOR." Association. Welsh League. — On Thursday last the Darians paid the penalty of fielding a weak eleven at the Vetch Field, Swansea, the Swans winning easily by 4 goals to nil. Three of the points were put on within the space of ten minutes, the home. forwards proving irresistible. While the Premiers were indulging their score licking at Abertawe, the local Thursdays were entertaining Stj. Michael's College, Llandaff. Consider- ing the heavy going the game was not a bad one to watch. The result-a draw of two goals each-about represents the merits of the teams. Cyril Smith failed badly from a yard out, but later made amends by scoring twice. The three in- side forwards of the College were a dangerous trio, and whenever they got away always spelled danger. Evan Wil- liams at outside right is rapidly im- proving, and with very little coaching would not disgrace better company. Cyril Smith continues to hug the ball much to the dislike of the crowd and to the detriment of his own side. 'Tis a a pity he cannot be persuaded to vary his plav a little. • • • On Thursday (to-dav) the locals visit Bargoed in search of league points. The Bargoed boys are hot stuff on their own ground, and will make great efforts to end the long run of successes enjoyed by Arthur Jones and Co. Should the Darians win, and beat Merthyr on the Ynvs, the championship is theirs. w Berrington, who turned out for Aber- dare against Treharris on Christmas Day, came in for special mention in the game Household Brigade v. London on Monday, week. He is a tall slingy play- er, his height serving him well when J laying at full back, his proper position, n the Treharris game he was severely handicapped in having to play at left half, the small ground also puzzling him. It is more than likely he will fcgain figure in the Dare eleven before the month is cut. < George Phillips received a well-earned rest last week. His position in the Swansea game was taken up by Bob Nash, but the latter did not have chance to shine. On Saturday the Darians journeved to Mardy to engage the Rhondda Fach men in a Welsh League match. In view of their Southern League games orr Mon- day (Ton Pentre) and Wednesday (Car- diff City) the Directors re-arranged the team, with the result that Bilson. Nash, Rose, Geo. Phillips, and Arthur Holden were rested. This brought in Fred Lewis at back, Pillinger and Parkes at half, and Bernie Lewis and Garnet Davies in the attacking line. The re- iiult was a foregone conclusion, and when the news came through that the Darians had gone down five to nil, no one was surprised'. Fred Lewis was un- fortunate to kick through his own goal. • • With all due deference to Bernie Lewis, 'tis passing strange that the Directors were unable to find a centre-forward more capable of filling this important position. As a goalkeeper this local product can hold his own with the best in the district, but he has never had any pretensions to shine as the pivot of the front line. Besides, he has given up playing serious football for some years. One cannot, however, but admire his pluck in coming to the aid of the execu- tive.. Lew Tippett has transferred his affec- tion from Risca to Mid-Rhondda. for .which club he made his first appearance I on Saturday against Treharris. Many are of the opinion that the Dare Direc- tors were at fault in not signing him up. But of course they are the sole judges of what they should and should not do. • • Followers of the dribbling code in the Aberdare Valley are wondering as to how many Tommy Daniel Jones's there are in South Wales. A paragraph in one of the evening papers states that Tom Daniel Jones, the international, is now resident at Cardiff, and has signed forms for the City. This is not correct, as Tommy, who recently passed his final law examination, lives in Aber- dare, and intends shortly to open up as a full-fledged solicitor in the town, The Thursdays are anxious to know when the Directors of the Town Team intend giving Cyril Smith a trial. He is worth it they say. 1t' In the Coventry-Merthyr game on Saturday, R. O. Evans, the Welsh cus- todian, gave a fine display between the sticks, and on one occasion only were the home forwards able to outwit him. « • • Southern League, Division II.— On Monday Aberdare entertained Ton Pen- tre at the New Athletfc Grounds. The terrible condition of the ground no I doubt was the cause of the lackadaisical play. The homesters won by three goals to one, and the margin would have been greater had the referee adhered to his decision when allowing the home team a penalty. One of the linesmen, Mr Gaccon, of Pontypridd, and who, by the way, is an old Ton player, raised his flag and the whistler went across for an explanation. The referee agreed with the flagman, and very rightly the crowd did not agree with either. The inci- dent was as follows: The Aberdare for- wards were racing towards the Ton goal, and at the proper moment the ball was slung across to Griffiths, who was in a good position. One of the Ton backs, scenting danger, deliberately pushed the H youngster" in the back and prevented him gathering the ball. Almost simultaneously the Darian u threw out one hand and touched the leather. The pushing incident was im- mediately spotted by the referee, who had no hesitation in awarding a penalty. Griffiths handled 'tis rue, but the foul against the Darians was the point upon which the man in charge should give his decision. Griffiths, Geo. Phillips, and I Thornton scored for Aberdare. Young. Evan Williams, the Thursday outside right, is leaving this country on March 6th for Canada. His presence in the Midweekers eleven will be greatly missed. He goes with the best wishes of all his chums, including yours truly. Aberdare's victory over Ton Pentre on Monday makes their position on the Southern League Table look very re- spectable as the following will show: — r Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Ps. Cardiff City 15 12 1 2 38 10 26 i Luton Town 15 10 3 2 32 24 22 Southend U. 14 8 3 3 30 19 19 Swansea Town 10 6 0 4 18 9 16 Aberdare 12 6 3 3 28 21 15 Croydon Com. 14 6 5 3 25 20 15 Pontypridd 14 4 4 6 20 15 14 Newport Co'tv 14 5 7 2 23 5 12 Mid Rhondda 17 4 9 4 18 28 12 IJanellv 13 4 6 3 18 24 11 Mardv 15 4 9 2 27 26 10 Treharris 13 3 10 0 10 32 6 Ton Pentre 13 0 11 2 9 43 2
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