SJustard and Cress. ♦ BEPOKTER.—Sharp Junior wanted at once. APPLY—GLAMORGAN FREE PKEGS Offices, Pontypridd. The Maerdy Shop Assistants are- talking of oaganising a conversazione soon, which we trust will be a success. On Saturday evening, Treforest was the pos- sessor of a first rate fountain, not presented by a generous M.P., but supplied gratuitosuly by the Pontypridd Water Works Company. One of the water main in Parfc street had burst, with the result that a strong column of water was forced high into the air, and continued until early mom. Miss Bondfield, the assistant secretary of the Shop Assistants' Union, will speak on "Shop Life Reform," at the Parish rooms, Pontypridd, next Monday. During her visit to the town she will be the guest of Mr and Mrs F. G. Ed- wards, Merthyr road. What is the Tonypandy Eisteddfod Commitr tee going to do for next year. There are plenty anxious to set another eisteddfod held, but they forget a very essential fact that unless the officers, and especially the secretary, are better supported, the thing is not easily done. In the death of Mr ACison White, Llwynypia loses a very old resident. He had been a very faithful supporter of the Conservative cause in the district. For years he was a contractor at the colliery, and latterly, owing to indifferent health, he had taken on the light, but respon- sible, duties of night watehman. His figure will be missed in the locality. The Ystrad Higher Grade School was never fuller than at present. This is despite the fact that Standard V. are not now admitted. The teachers of the Llwynypia School pre- sented Mrs Williams, a recent member of the staff, on Thursday last with a poetty tea ser- vice. Mrs Williams is at present on the staff of Pont Rhoudaa Scbeols. The Porth Cottage Hospital is greater in need of funds. The failure to hold the annual Porth Eisteddfod has upset the financial calculations for the year. It is a pity to find such an admir- able institution lacking means, and we trust that the friends will rally round it strongly in this crisis. Mr D. Williams, Treherbert, was the Rhon- dda representative at the half-yearly meeting of the Hearts of Oak Society. It is the first time that the districT has been represented. From a repoafc we have read the choice has proved a good one. Genial District Councillor Thomas Griffiths does not me to trust his physical welfare to the tender mercies of the Pontypridd Water Works, and he has laid a pipe to get the real crystal liquid from Trebanog. Just now when water drinkers at Cymmer have nothing but the tur- bid liquid supply of the Water Company, Mr Griffiths is multiplying friends without number. Sir George Kekewich will again come to the Rhoadda. Mr Sevan, the Chairman of the Board, did the entertainer most handsomely at Ferndale. The banquet was up to the best style, and the generosity of the Chaiwnan was praised all round. We congratulate him also for the admirable manner in which he conducted every item of the ceremonials, which had been organised for Sir George's reception. The Rev W. Charles, M.A., Treorky, has been asked to take a temporary place on the staff of Brecon Congregational College. This will en- tail his absence at Brecon two days of every week. The water question is in a very acute stage at Porth, and the lower part of the Valley, as well as Pontypridd. The people have reason to be thankful to Doctors Howard Davies and Herbert Jones for the great vigilance they show in protecting the interest of the people. It is very well to get dividends, but the health of the inhabitants must tie supreme. The Syllabus of Trinity College Musical Ex- amination are now ready. Students may ob- tain them from the local secretary, Professor E. P. Mills, L.R.C.M., Ceridwen Terrace, Pont- ypridd. A memorial service to commemorate the anni- versary 0f the death of the late Re,v John Evans (Eglwysbach) will be hela in the Tswn Hall, Pontypridd, on Sunday, the 23rd kist. The services will be in Welsh. The preachers announced are the Rev Thomas Jones (Cen- hadwr), and the Rev J. R. Jones (Tabernacle). It's a -pity the chairs and benches at the 'Tudor Half, Ferndale Had not been dusted on Thursday evening last. We are informed several ladies' dresses were spoilt by the omission. The Ferndale shop assistants went in for high back jumping practice at the Tudor Hall on Thursday (during dancing too). Funny thing for a ball-room! You can see with half an eye that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be seen at his Studio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd. 4219 ANY Photograph enlarged snd finished in Black and White, Crayon, or Oils by THOS. FOE BEST & SONS, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd.
Poqtypridd. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr J. Ignatius Williams), Aid. Richard Lewis, Dr It C. Hunter, and Mr P. Gowan. Charles Marsh, chip-potato vendor, Ponty- pridd, was fined 5s for allowing his horse to stray on the highway. Morgan Thomas, collier, Pantygraigwen, Pontypridd, was summoned for Tisorderly oon- duct in the Colliers Arms Hotel, Pontypridd. Evidence was given by the landlord, Mr R. L. Phillips, and defendant waa fined 5s.
Caerphilly. TUESDAY.—Before Alderman Henry Anthony. Major H. M. Licdsay, Jonathan Williams and Dr. Maurice Evans, 8ilas Freke, labourer, Senghenydd, and 'Windsor Morgan, nason, SeHghenydd, were 4ntmmoned for being drunk on licensed premises on the 1st inst. P.C. Hopkins found the defendants drunk and fighting in the Universal Hotel at 8 p.m. on the day in question. Morgan was fined 10s. and costs, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Freke. John Swift, sweep, Caerphilly, was fined 10s. for being drunk on the lit iiist. For being drunk and disorderly on vari( us dates, the following were fint,d i-john SkYDa, collier, Llanbradacb, 5s.; John Gardener, labou- rer, Llaabradach, 10s. and William Lang, fitter, Llanbradaci, 10s. Thomas Thomas, butcher, Caerphilly, was fined, five shillings for allowing a pig to (tray on the higlway on the 28th ult.
fyiondda School Board. THE NEW RATE. TRAINING COLLEGE ACCOMMODATION. COMPLAINT BY THE REV W. LEWIS. "UNFAIR AND UNJUST INSINUATIONS.' APPOINTMENTS. HIGHER EDUCATION. The Rhondda School Board's monthly meet- ing was held at the Council offices, Pentre, on Monday, The Rev W. Lewis, R.D., presided, and there were also present Miss Ada Jones, Rv Thomas Williams, Messrs Henry Abraham, John Davies, David Williams, Henry Rowling, Darnel Thomas, D. R Jones, Rev W. Charles. Rev W. Morris, and Mr W. Jenkins, with the clerk, Mr W. G. Howells. At the last meeting of the Board a memorial was received from the London School Board in favour of providing additional accommodation at training colleges, and a resolution in favour of the memorial was passed. In the memorial appeared the following paragraph:—"The Ys- tradyfodwg School Board have reason to believe that apart from other drawbacks the difficulty of access to colleges other than denominational and the restrictions as to admission in the de- nominational colleges have this serious evil con- sequence that many students are induced to con- form to Church practices, not from convictions, but to secure the advantage of training." The Rev W. Lewis, R.D., said lie was not present at the time this memorial was passed, but he had intended to draw attention to it. It was now too late to alter the resolution, but he would like to enter his protst against it. He thought the paragraph was unfair and unjust. Ir. referred more especially to the Church Train- ing Colleges. He wished to remind the Board that there were four classes of training colleges, viz., Church, Wesleyan, Roman Catholic, and what used to be called, the British Schools Training Colleges Of the four this memorial had singled out only the Church Training Col- lege, thereby, he took it, holding them up to contempt, which, he thought, was very unfair. Now, the Church Training College vsas a train- ing College for Churchmen, they were built by Churchmen, and maintained by Churchmen. The same thing took place with the Wesleyans and the Roman Catholics. These colleges were not intended for any other than the particular deRominatroJl who built the colleges and naain- tained them. He did not think the Church people in their training colleges did anything different from what the others did in theirs, but only the Church bad been singled out. He was sure that no Church Training College made any attempt to induce aSlyone who was not a Churchman to eer the colleges. He protested against the insinuations in that motion, which he considered to be persecution. It was known throughout the world, and was made quite clear, that they did not want anyone in their training colleges but those who were Church- men. He would have been one of the foremost to protest against any thing of that kind. He considered that paragraph to be unfair, unjust, and untrue. Rev W. Charles, the mover of the memorial, said that the memorial had emanated from the London School Board, who knew what thej were about. He did not think it was mislead- ing. A young man in his chapel had applied for admission to Carmarthen Training CoHege, and he (Mr Charles) had seen a telegram in his hand, the terms of whicb were that he would be allowed to enter if he was a Churchman. It was, therefore, not untrue or misleading. Rev W. Lewis: I think I know the oae you name. He applied as a Churchman, and we will thrash the matter out. Rev W. Charles: The telegram said if he was a Churchman he would be allowed to enter. Rev W. Lewis: Certainly, the colleges are for Churchmen. There's no injustice in that. It is a college built by Churchmen, for Churchmen, and Churchwomen. Mr Daniel Thomas: The bone of contention was that they received grants from the public with which to educate their Ohurch people. Rev W. Lewis: They receive grants from the Government for training masters and mistresses, and Roman Catholic schools are the same. Mr John Davies thought the complaint was that thp, residential colleges were denomina- tional, and therefore in some cases students who were low down in the second class were ad- mitted, whereas other students who had passed in the first class were not admitted because they did not belong to that particular denomination. Rev W. Lewis said it was quite right to agitate for undenominational colleges, but they should not insinuate unfair and unjust things about thwse colleges. Mr D. R. Jones: You say this young man applied to the college as a Churchman? Rev W. Lewis: Yes. Mr D. R. Jones: It is very wrong, and he ought to be held up to ridicule. Mr Charles was the pastor of the chapel, and he hoped he and the Vicar would thrash the matter out. Rev W. Lewis: As a matter of fact, I can give you five or six names. Mr D. R. Jones: It was mean and unmanly. Rev W. Charles said everyone was mean who gave up his denomination to enter a college. He had seen the telegram which said that if he was a Churchman he would be allowed to enter. He thought that was sufficient to prove be had not applied as a Churchman. He could not, however, say of his own knowledge how he had applied. Mr D. R. Jones: If the Vicar can tell the public that this person applied to enter the col- lege as a Churchman, then he applied under false pretences. But Mr Charles rebutted that. Mr Charles: No, I don't say that. He shewed me the telegram which said they would admit him if he was a Churchman. I know as a fact that he has refused to go in as a Church- man. The probability is that he did not apply as a Churchman. Mr D. R. Jones: He is either a staunch Non. conformist, and is ready to lose the value of the training, or he is a traitor in applying as a Churchman. Mr Daniel Thomas: I should like to ask whether a Methodist would be admitted into the Wesleyan schools? Mr Henry Rowling: I don't think anyone would be refused if there was room. Mr Thomas: I thought if they refused they should be connected with the Church. (Laugh- ter). Rev W. Lewis: You are quite right to agitate for undenomination colleges. I will support you. We want them badly. I. Rev W. Charles observed that he was rather surprised the question was raised at all. It was the same throughout the country. In his boyhood if he had conformed with the Church principles he could have remained at home as a teacher; but he did not do so. After some further discussion, the Rev W. pretest was entered on the minutes. HAFOD SCHOOLS DISPUTE. A letter was received from Mr D. M. Jones, clerk of the Pontypridd School Board, saying that his Board had passed a resolution to the effect that the Pontypridd School Board, hav- ing failed to obtain representation on the Rhon- dda School Board, now offered the Rhondda School Board the entire management of the Pontypridd children attending the Hafod school, and the Pontypridd School Board would pay in respect of the education their proportion ot the Rhondda net cost for maintenance from Michaelmas, 1898. Mr D. Williams proposed referring the mat- 'ter to the special committee appointed sometime ago. Mr Daniel Thomas seconded. He did not think it wise to pass any resolution on the question now. Mr Henry Abraham would rather discuss the terms and accept them. That was the feeling of the public in the neighbourhood. Mr Williams' motion was adopted. The Charity Commissioners forwarded a scheme for the administration of the old Llwyn- ypia School. In accordance with this scheme the School Board would have to appoint two representative trustees, the appointment being for four years. This was deferred until the next meeting. The Building Committee reported that the Education Department had approved of the plans, specification, and tender for converting the three departments at Ton into two, which would now provide accommodation for 384 boys and 384 girls. They recommend that applica- tion be now made to the Public Works Loan Board for a Loan of El,irOO, repayable in 20 years. They had received a communication from Dr H Jones, medical officer of health, as to the overcrowding at Porth Girls' and Infants' Schools, and the clerk reported that those schools were closed on the 19th September on account of diphtheria, the medical officer of health having ordered their closing for a fort- night. They had perused the architect's report, in which he stated that satisfactory progress had been made in the erection of the new Girls' and Infants' Schools at Treherbert; that the new Infants' School at Ton was occupied on the 19th instant, though the contractor has still seme outside work to do; that some progress is now being made at the Ferndale Higher Grade School, though the staff of men is still numerically weak; and that the Board's work- men are proceeding with the improvements at Penygraig School. In a supplemental report the committee re- ported having received tenders for the altera- tions at Tylorstown school. The lowest was Messrs Moore and Ebsworthy, of £ 2,270, but as their sureties declined to accept the responsi- bility the committee recommended the accept- ance of that of Mr Morris Morris, ferndale, of £ 2,698. The reports were adopted. THE NEXT RATE. The Finance Committee recommended pay- ment of accounts amounting to £4,386 16s 8d. After that day's payment there was a balance of Lll,793 14s lid. in the General Acoount in favour of the Board, and in the Loan Accouat a credit balance of £ 4315 18s 6d. The committee had caretully conddered the estimate of receipts and expenditure for the half year ending 25th March, 1899, and recom- mended that a precept be issued upon the over- seer sfor £ 11,000, equivalent to a sixpenny rate. On the motion of Mr Daniel Thomas, the re- port was adopted. The Chairman (Mr Daniel Thomas) said thaA during the next six months there would be a reduction of CW,000, and in the following six months another C30,000 in the rateable value of the district, due to the strike. The estimated expenditure was £21,000, compared with zC24,000 last time, so that the Board had, in spite of the drawback, reduced its expenditure by £ 3,000. The attendance at the schools during the three weeks ended September 17th was 81 per. cent. as compared with 84.5 per cent. during the previous month, and 79 per cent. during the corresponding month of last year. Officer Jones reported that diphtheria was very prevalent in Trealaw, and that the attend- ance in consequence was seriously affected. Officer Rees also reported that the Porth Girls' and Infants' School had been closed for a fortnight in consequence of the serious spread of diphtheria in that District. The attendance at the following schools had been exceptionally good: Treherbert Boys', Treherbert Girls', Treherbert Infants', Treorky Boys', Park Boys', Pontrhondda Infants', Cym- mer Boys', Aberllecbau Infants', The School Management Comimttee reported: We have received a communication from Dr Herbert Jones, medical officer of health, stating that in view of the large number of cases of diphtheria among the children attending the Girls' and Infants' Departments of the Porth Board School, he was of opinion that those two departments should be closed for two weeks. The clerk reports that the two departments were accordingly closed on the 19th September. Adverting to the suggestion that an Insur- ance Society should be established in connection with the Association of School Boards, we have received a communication from Mr C. H. Wyatt, hon. secretary of that Association, stating that he thought the suggestion of the Board was well worthy of careful consideration. We re- commend that the representatives of this Board be instructed to bring the matter forward at the next meeting of the Association. We recommend that an application be made to the Taff Vale Railway Company for reduced fares for children attending the Ferndale Higher Grade School from the Porth District. We have received the resignations of the following teachers, and recommend their accept- ance:—U. Salmon, certificated assistant, Wil- liamstown Boys', and Jane Cole, Article 68, Dunraven Infante'. Mr M. O. Jones, head-master of the Treher- bert Boys' School, has applied for leave of ab- sence on the 27thi and 28th October next. We recommend that his application be granted. TRANSFERS. We recommend that the 'following transfers be made:-L. M. Jones, ex-P.T., from Pentre Boys' School to Williamstown Boys' School; Gwilym E. Davies; ex-P.T., from Tonypandy Mixed to Pentre Boyie School; Julia. Davies, ex-P.T., from Bodringallt Infants' School to Williamstown Infants'; Mary C. Phillips, assis- tant, from Pontrhondda Mixed to Llwynypia Mixed School; Edith Evans, ex-P.T., from Ton Girls' to Hafod Girls' School; and Elizabeth Evans, 4th year P.T., from Tonypandy Infants' to Cwmclydach Girls'. We recommend that the Committee appointed on the 2nd June, 1897, be now asked to prepare and submit for the consideration of the Board an extended syllabus of Welsh to be taught in the schools- We have received applications from Miss C E. Davies, head mistress of the Blaenllechau Infants' School, to be transferred to the Mardy Girls' and Pontrhondda Infants' Schools respec- tive!}', We recommend that Miss Davies be transferred to Mardy Girls' School, and Miss Morris to Pontrhondda Infants' School accord- ingly, and that Bodringallt Girls' and Blaen- llechau Infants' Schools be substituted for Mardy Girls' and Pontrhondda Infants' as two of the Schools for which head teachers -are to be ap- pointed at the next meeting of the Board. APPOINTMENTS. We have received 19 applications for the post of head teaachers of the Bodringallt Girls', Blaenllechau Infants', Graigddu Infants', and Mardy Infants' Schools. The appointments made were: Bodringallt, Miss M. H. Davies (supernumerary); Blaenllechau, Miss Edith Da- vies, Aberllechau Infants'; Mardy, Miss A. M. Davies, Pontrhondda; and Graigddu, Miss M. A. Harris, Ystrad Higher Grade. We recommend that the following appoint- ments be made: -Rachel Jones, Pontypridd, ex-P.T., Bodringallt Infants'; Hannah James, Pfen^graig, Article 68, Uwynypia Infants'; Lydia Rees, Treforest, ex-P.T., Tonypandy Mixed (temporarily); Agnes Griffiths, Dowlais, ex-P.T., Tonypandy Infants'; Florence Davies, Pontycymmer, certificated assistant, Ferndale Girls'.—The report was adopted. The resignation of Mr D. Philips, head master of the Aberllechau evening school, was received, and Mr J. Prioe, oertificated assistant at Aberllechau mixed school, appointed in his stead. It was decided to establish an evening school fo" girls at Cymmer. The Pupil Teachers' Centre Committee repor- ted having had Before them the result of the recent annual examinations ef the pupil teach- ers, but they were sorry that the results ware not more satisfactory, and hoped to be able to report an improvement next year. Tlay had received an application from Mr Chalke for an addition to the staff of the school, and they recommend that another assistant master be appointed at a commencing sakiry of £100, and advancing by annual increments of fflO to JS120, in the meantime two of the Board's teachers to assist at the Centre on Saturdays, at 7s 6d a week each, and their train fares. HIGHER EDUCATION. The Rev W. Lewis proposed that in view of the necessity for the provision of better pre- mises ildr the Ystrad Higher Grade School, a committee of the whole Board be appointed to receive the report of the deputation appointed to wait upon the County Governing Body for additional provision for higher and techaioal education in the district. Mr Lewis complained that the state of Ystrad Higher School was a matter of notoriety, and the accommodation was very inadequate. Rev W. Morris seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried.
TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION AT TREOKKY. The success of the various classes held under the auspices of the County Council and Science and Art Department at Treorky is gratifying to students, teaahers, and committee, and it is hoped that the session now commencing will bring forth equally good results. To salebrate results achieved for Session 1897-8, presentation of certificates were made at the Institute, Tre- orky, on Monday evening last. By the kind- ness of Mr and Mm Jenkins1, Ystradfechan, tea was provi8ed, the tables being presided over by Mrs Talfis and Miss Armstrong, Mrs W. P. Thomas and friend, Mrs Evan James and Miss Gwen James, Mrs Austin, and Miss Ediflh Austin, Mrs R. James and Miss Davies. After tea, an interesting meeting was held, the Squire of Ystradfecteii (Mr W. Jenkins) occupying the chair. A section of the Royal Male Choir gave a splendid rendering of "Harlech." Mr D. J. James followed with a fine rendering on the violin. Mr John Jones, one of the Insti- tute Committee, gave a brief retrospect of the past year's work, followed by solo and chorus, "Far Away,55 by J. Devonald and party, and the duet, "Mae Cymru'n Barod," by Messrs Tom and Hugh Evans. The chief item of the even- ceesful students by Mrs Jenkins. The following were the recipients:- Music, Solfa, 1st stage. --First class: Mary J. Williams, D. J. Williams, D.W. Beynon, Ivor Jones, Lewis Edwards, Second Class: E. J. Treasure, John Thomas, D. J. Davies. Second Stage.—First Class: Lewis Edwards. Second Class: Mary J. Williams and D. J. Williams. Staff dotation, first stage.—First Class: Wm. Davies, Ivor Jones, Lewis Edwards, Second Class, Mary J. Williams and E. J. Treasure. Principles of Mining, stage 2.—John Jones, John G. Jones, J. L. Beynon, and Thomas Thomas, second class. Geology, Stage E.—John G. Jones, John Jones, Thomas Thomas, David Bowen, and William Jones, first class. Short-hand, Advanced, 1st class.—E. D. Thomas and J. T. Austin. Elementary, 1st class: Tom Evans, Tom Hughes, T. J. Evans, and Evan Thomas; 2nd class, D. H. Reynolds, R. C. Austin, Idris T. James, W. H. Jones, and Ben Reynolds. Welsh.—First Class, Mary Davies, Jennet Johnson, Elizabeth Meredith, Evan J. Jones, Thomas J. Davies, Thomas E. Jones; second class, Maggie E. Jones, Phcebe Jones, Bessie Davies, Evan T. Jones, J. H. Morgan, Morgan J. Jones, Joseph" Jones, Sam Watkins. In the Ambulance Class, the following 17 candidates emerged successfully, viz., Messrs J. Devonald, W. Price, Hugh T. Evans, John Morgan, Thomas Hope, J. M. Davies, lago Howells, Thomas Jones (1), Samuel Jones, Thos. Thomas, Richard Jones, Thomas Jones (2), Rich- art! Owen, David Daniel, Eustace Curtis, John Watkins, and John Jenkins. The foregoing re- sults reflect the greatest credit upon the respec- tive teachers. After the presentation had bew made the Rev W. Morris gave a stirring ad- dress impressing upon all the students to con- tinue in their study, aad form strong characters for themselves. After a solo by Miss Sarah James, and an addresa by Mr M. O. Jones, Messrs Todd Jones and Aneurin Edwards rendered "Excelsior" in magnificent style. At this juncture Dr Armstrong was made the recipient of a handsome book on Ambulance work. This presentation was made by Mr W. Price on behalf of himself and three colleagues -Messrs J. Devonald, Hugh Evans, and Sam Jcnes, who constituted a squad that were suc- cessful in carrying off first prize in the ambulance competition at the last Mountain Ash eistedd- fod. After a solo by Mr Todd Jones, and an address by Mr E. S. Jones, the proceedings concluded by the rendering of a part song by the glee singers.
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OUR FOOTBALL COMPETITION, Consolation Prizes. It is our intention each week during the football season to offer a prize of JE5 to the com- petitor who gives the results and actual number of points scored by the respective teams in each of the three mstches given in the appended coupon. Should no one be successful in naming the whole of the winners with the actual points scored, we wiJlI ive a prize of JE1 to the person who succeeds in giving two winners with their correct scores. In case of a general failure we will give a prize of Five Shillings to the one who gives the most winning clubs and nearest scores. Competitions, which must be marked "Foot- ball," much reach this Office not later than the Thursday following the date on which the coupon appears. Competitors are not restricted to one attempt but may send in any number of coupons. Coupons sent by post insufficiently stamped will not be accepted. The decision of the Editor as to the result, or of any dispute arising out of the competition. shall be final.
[To be detached.] "GLAMORGAN FREE PRESS" FOOTBALL COUPON. Fixtures for Saturday, October 22nd, 1898. Competitions must reach this office not later than Thursday, October 20th, 1898. 00 00 Strike out losing Club. For a g draw strike out neither, but give osi & g the points, if any. •- jjj '3 draw strike out neither, but give osi & g the points, if any. I I Treherbert v. Penarth I Aberavon v. Llwynypia I _< Mountain Ash v. Treorky Name Address.
The World of Pastime. + By "The Sporting Scribe." FOOTBALL. TREHERBERT V, LLWYNYPIA. Treherbert were at home to Llwynypia on Saturday in a Glamorgan League encounter. This match was Llwynypia's first League match of the season, and the second for Treherbert, who had played and beaten Peny- graig. Speculation was rife as to the result of this match, as it had always been one of the stiffest encounters under the auspices of the League. Taking a line through former matches we see that both teams have dene exceedingly well, with the exception of the Treherbert match at Swansea last Saturday. Taking this, and con- sidering the form of Llwynypia v. Abertillery last Saturday, and weighing the fact that Llwynypia had wen every League match during the last three years, it was pretty safe to consider the Champions victorious once more, though by a very narrow margin. The Llwynypia team arrived by brake at about S 30 with a good number of camp followers, who were greatly augmented by the great influx of visitors who were brought up by a special train from Pontypridd. Treherbert were theiefore pretty confident of a record gate if not of a record game. At 4.10, young Llewellyn led his men on the field, and it was at once apparent that Llwynypia had two notable absentees, viz., Alexander and Hellings, the time of the suspension of the latter being not quite up. Shortly afterwards the homesters made their appearance, and looked rather disorganised, Kirkhouse (captain), Tom Lewis, and B. Evans beicg conspicuous by their absence in the forward department. In the threequarter line where T.D.'s absence was seriously felt, W. R. Jones was the only first teamer playing. The vacancies were filled by Dan Rees being promoted from full-back to centre, P.C. Rhys Davies and young Jenkins from the second string being elected for duty on the wing. Young Hanbury was given yet another trial as custodian. As scon as Price kicked off for Treherbert, it was evident that it would be a hard, gruelling game. Treherbert at once took the aggressive, and showed that they were distinctly better in the forwards, and as to the halfback line, Tre- herbert were far and away the better. It; could be seen at once that the homesters wished to make a forward game of it, and to give no chance to the visiting quartette, and that they succeeded to do this is amply shown by their magnificent victory. The unexpected victory was hailed with con- siderable enthusiasm at Treherbert. The homesters had reckoned on an evenly contested game, but the result fairly upset their calcula- tions. The victory is due entirely to the distinct superiority of the home forwards, of whom Price, Ramsey, and Jenkins, were most prominent and to the greater superiority of the halves. Scrums, dribbles, and other forward characteristics was the order of play. In every phase of forward play, the homesterc were a class before the visitors. The home halves fairly smothered the visiting couple, getting the ball away in five out of six scrums whatever side did the heeling. Keen tackling and smart following up enabled them to frustrate any passing which the visitors attempted, During three parts of the game the visitors were penned on their own citadel, and Treherbert had exceeding hard lines in not scoring more than once. One try was scored by J. Lewis, bnt was marred by the glorious excitement of the captain, who acted in the capacity of touch judge. Once only Llwyuypia were really dangerous, Woods and Edmunds making a determined effort on their wing. It was a great pity that Llwynypia lost the services of lestyn Thomas during the greater portion of the game, but that does not detract iu the least from Treherbert's victory who had a regular day out. Young Jenkins the second played exceeding well, being that this is only his second match on:the wing. D. Rees fairly out classed Foster his vis-vis who forgot entirely that he had the fleet-footed Llewelyn on his wing. J. E. Jor;es was very reliable at back, being head and shoulders above Hanbury who is rather weak in the kicking department. Treherbert enthusiasts say that the brothers Lewis are the best pair of halves playing at present in Wales. True in every match they have played this season, the opposing cLliple h&ve had a rough time of it. The Swansea Post," in its remarks on the Tr herbert match at Swansea, says that the play of the Lewis's who thor, ughly beat the Swansea pair, was tha best exhibition of half back play ever seen en the St. Helen's Ground. This is from the town of the Bro*. James. Treorky are still undefeated, and within the last two Saturdays have won three matches, those with Bridgend, Aberavon, and Barry, scoring 33 points to 3. They have played six matches, and won all so far, two of them being League matches. They are assuredly a vastly improved lot to what they were last season, and with prospects of improvement in their team again shortly they are likely to continue their victorious career far a while, notwithstand- ing pending heavy engagements. The team shows vast improvement in every position, the forwards especially. With the permanent inclusion of Sweet and Tom Lewis again they will make a warm lot. At half they are well represented in Tom Jones and H. James while at three-quarter they are unmistakably stronger than in previous years. T. R. Thomas shows wonderful improvement, while White is exceedingly smarter. When Lewis Lewis dons the jersey again, the team will be considerably strengthened.the captain (D. C. Davies) making up the quartette. The latter has been absent the last two matches through accident. W. Harries, after a 12 months' retirement, once more occupies the position of custodian. Next Saturday Mountain Ash visit Treorky, and a splendid game should be witnessed. The homesters are making preparations for the fray and with a little ordinary luck, should emerge victorious. PONTYPRIDD v. PORTH. Draw, two t^fes each. Ponty. nearly came a cropper with Roath on Saturday last; indeed, were very lucky in not losing- The game waa a veritable scramble from beginning to end, Ponty. showing a lack of combination whioh is unexplainable. True, Chick was absent, but the absence of one man should not make all the difference in the play of the team. The forwards, although strengthened by McKenzie and Bryant, did not have an easy job on with their lighter oppo- nents, who heeled the ball out in a much more business-like manner than the home lot, while in the loose rushes they were, if anything, superior. Roberts and Stokes at half had a little more Shan they could manage, Stokes in particular being very much off, and thus seriously handi- capping his partner, who made one or two fine' dashes. The three-quarter line did not indulge in a lot of passing, as the game was not one of that sort. Cummings was, perhaps, the best, and kicked very smartly, while Saunders at full back played a much better game than on the previous Saturday. The Roath team were a smart all round lot, although I fancy Mr Ben Tiley oould have penalised their half backs rather more frequent- ly than he did. The visitors at the Taff Park on Saturday next are the conquerors of Cardiff last Satur- day, viz., Neath, and a good game should be the result, as the Ponty. "boys have always been able to rise to occasions of this sort, and I am sure they will make a big effort to give Neath a stiff game. j Strict training and combination is the only way to bring iirilf about,, and it is pleasing to be able to chronicle the fact that the Ponty. men are in strict training, so it only remains to be seen if the combination will work on Satur- day next. Let us hope so- LLANELLY v. PENYGRAIG. LleCnelly, 3 goals, 4 tries; Penygraig, one goal. This score must not be taken as an indi- cation of the merits of the teams, for during the first part of the game the Penygraig for- wards more than held their own, although the absence of White (who retired with a nasty cut on the head) considerably weakened them. ChaRt, Griffiths, and Will Lewis (until the lat- ter was asked to retire) were the most promi- nent of bhe Rhondda forwards. The score at half-time was: Penygraig, one goal; Llanelly, one try; but after the change of ends the scarlets simply romped through the Rhondda boys, who were, however, only playing 13 men. Try after try was scored, mostly through the excellent combination of the baaks, of whom Morgan and Griff. Williams were the best of a really grand quartette, who completely out-played tEe Penygraig men, al- beit, Bush, the captain, who scored the onlv try for the hillmen, and Granville and Tom Joxts, strove hard to keep the score within rensonafc e limits. It is worthy of note that Percy Bush has scored in every match for Penygraig this season, and he should, if be keeps in present form exsily find a plaoe in the League team. ABERAVON v. MOUNTAIN ASH. Aberavon, 3 tries; Mountain AÙ. one gcal Mountain Ash had a big task on Saturday, and came out of the ordeal very crelital-,I, for to be beaten by four points at Abeavon is nothing to be ashamed of. It was a ding dong game Iroo. beg'n'ii:!# to end. During the first half, the 'Avon bOJs had most of the play, and kept the Mountain Ash men busy defending their Tinas, but notwith- standing a sturdy defence, the ;meSfe. ¡¡ wr u l not be denied, Thomas and Luce scoring in- converted tries, Aberavon thus leading at hah time by dfic points. The second half was more evenly contested, each side scoring. Muxworthy obtained a try (which was converted) for Mount and Larri- combe for Aberavon. For Mountain Ash, J. Muxworthy was a tower of strength, fielding and finding touch*in a really first class manner. His brother Sam also played well, and so did Llew. Deere and Hillman. Of the forwards, who all worked hard, Fryer, Osborne, and Mil- lar were the most conspicuous. For Aberavon, Bryce and Luke in the for- wards, Dan Jones, Larricombe, and Thomas in the backs were the most prominent. BflSLLE VUE BOYS v. TROEDYRHIW. This League match was played on the Belle Vue Grounds. Half-time score: Belle Vue Boys, 1 goal, 3 tries; Troedyrhiw, 1 try- The game ended in a win for Belle Vue by one goal, 4 tries, to Troedyrhiw's 2 tries, the scorers for the former being Tudor Owen (2), Will Jones, Coombes, and "Powell, one each. A VERNON v. CILFYNYDD. The above match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday. Owing to their I being near neighbours and rivals, the match created a great deal of interest, and excitement ran high. The supporters of both teams were strongly represented. Mr L. Wride, Ponty- pridd, was the referee. Prom the outset it was apparent that the visitors were conipletely out- classed, and they, recognising this, adopted tac- ties which did them no credit. The homesters were superior in all departments, especially aii forward, the home eight giving a repetition of their splendid form of the previous Saturday. The recruit, Curry, will after a little experience, develope into a first rate forward. Dai Phillips, the home full back, played his usual safe game; whilst the three quarters, con- spicuous among whom were Edwards, Paget, and Johnson, showed up well. Dai Morris, at half, was as resourceful as ever, and this despito tha fact that particular attention was paid him by the opposing halves, who ignored the off- side rules wretchedly. His partner, Jack Jones, also played a creditable game, and should cer- tainly retain his place. The visitors, who performed very indifferently, would have made a sorry show indeed but for the excellent services rendered by Dai Ross Thomas, Evans, and W. Thomas, three quar- ters; Jim Rees, at half; Clare, Clark, and Tom Jones, forwards. It is but fair to say, however, that the visitors were minus one man the greater part of the game; but his press-nee would noti have affected the score put on by the home- sters of one goal, 7 tries, to one try. MAERDY v. CARDIFF TEACHERS. The Soccer match at Ferndale, in which Maerdy and the Cardiff Teachers engaged was a vast improvement on the preceding Saturday's play, and in some instances I was agreeably surprised. The combination was much better,, while they played with more dash, and passed with more care. That the better team won ort the day's form there is no doubt, and Maerdy, if they will improve as much this week as they did last, will, I am sure, make it very WarI8 for Havod next Saturday, and Pontardawe thfl following Saturday. The victors played four, mer of the seconds, while it is only fair to the Cardiffians to report that they were also short of their usual men. For Maerdy in the first half, Hugh Jonew played a splendid game, kicking a treat, and he was always there when wanted, but he fell 01 sadly in the second half. He requires more training. Jarrett Jones and his brother Dick played a most useful forward game all through. For such small fellows they seem to do a tre- mendous lot of work, and are very clever with their feet. There are a few others that played fairly well, but they were lamentably weak, not being built for a hard, gruelling game. On the Cstrdiff side, I was sadly disappointed at the performidnee of Ryden, their captain. He came up with a big reputation, but he waal fairly off colour. Bamber, of the Ferndale Higher Guaae Schools, playe da good game fotf them, but there seemed to be no combination whatever among them. Yet they brought 08 a few concerted dribbles that were fairly irre- sistible. Where they lacked greatly, however, was in their kicking powers, especially among their baoks, for every Ume they invaded thd Maerdy territory they were driven back by long kicks, while they could only clear their lines with dribbles. The spectators seem to be taking kindly to the Soccer game at Ferndale, and I have no doubt that by the end of the season (the Maer- dy team having had the loan of the football ground) we shall see both good gates, and a good team. A little encouragement is all that is wanted. Next Thursday, the 20th inst., the Alexander Banquet comes off, at the Commercial Hotel, when the committee hope to welcome a good number of Alexander's admirers. Needless to say it will be a most enjoyable evening, for the committee aRd Host Green know how to pro- ride everything that is necessary. TREFOREST QUINS v. WILLIAMSTOWN. The Treforest Quins paid & nWi Willi n ■ ■ town on Saturday to try conclusions with the Williamstown Club. The game was stubbornly contested all through, but it was not very inter- esting from a spectators' point of view, being confined too much to the forwards. The finaJ: score was: Williamstown, one try; Trefcrest.-I nil. Next Saturday Williamstown play the BeJki Vue Boys, at Williamstown, and a good game( is anticipated, there existing a keen rivalry; between the two teams. The Belle Vue BoyS have had the best of matters so far, having defeated the home team last season, and orilo4 this season, but the home lot now hope to reverse it. FONTYCLUN v. MORRISTON. The result of the match between PontycluBl and Morriston again indicates the rapidity witH which the Pontyclun feam are getting into prominence. Still, they did not show quite a3 good form as on the previous Saturday againsV Barry. The Morriston ueant can boast of at gooff custodian, who on several occasions waa the means of preventing the home team fronX scoring. Edwards, J. Davies, and H. N. Da- vies, in the forwards, gave a capital display of dribbling, and Gully sbowed great superiority in tackling. The back division too did theill work very creditably. ATHLETICS. Readers of Pontypridd and district will bo pleased to learn that their old favourite Toai James—the Welsh professional—has had a very successful cycling season. Mr James has takfai no less than 15 first prizes since Whit-Monday, and these races were all won from scratch. Mr James was in the district on Monday last, SIMI expressed himself desirous of oontradicting a statement which had appeared in the local papers that he had won his races on a "Appleby roller chain" machine. It is true that he did ride the roller chain at the conon«ncemen^ but met with an accident with it- He then rode the "Quadrant chainlet and met wi" t !.(' success as above stated. It will be remem- bered that James lost his licence in his tncmora able race with Haf"* of Leicester some few years ago at Cardiff- But we are glad to leant that that deplorable mishap is about to be fo- given, and the numerous friends of James hava every prospect of once again seeing him on the cycle track next season with his licence ani Quadrant chainless machine. Sneh an eveaf would be hailed with delight throughout Gltt- morgan, where be is so well known. The matter of renewing Mr James' licerice will, we under- stand, be dealt with in January next by tho Cycle Board.
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