r ustard and Cress. —, ol At the conference of the English Congrega- tional Union at Portheawl, the Rev D. Rich- ards, Caerphilly, said that the English language was spreading with great rapidity in Caerphilly. When he first came there 36 years ago, very little English was spoken, but now very little Welsh was spoken. This is a story to which the writer oan testi- fy, for he was one of the party. A number of Oxford undergraduates were reading Divinity fo "Smalls," and came to the story of the sac- rificeffi of Isaac."Why," asked a flippant member of the pafty, "was the ass taken, and why was Isaac put upon itf "Because," said a small boy who was privileged to be of the gathering, "his father thought he would give him one more treat before ho died." The "Onion Shonnies" sell very cheap these days. They are in a hurry to get home to ebey the call of mobilise, which the French appear to rush to with a haste which, we hear, they will be repenting at leisure. If war will be fleclared, it will be made a scapegoat for many or fue domestic troubles which to-day appear to overwhelm France. The new United Choiu movement itas a big list of vice-presidents. At the price of a guinea a piece they would make a. good starting fund. to assist Pontypridd to make a good choral show at the Cardiff Eisteddfod. Mr W. Thomp- son is the conductor, and Mr R. Bevan secre- tary. Pontypridd and the immediate neighbourhood will be well represented at the National Bistedd- fod at Cardiff next year. The Pontypridd United Choir, Pontypridd Male Voice Party, and the Treforest Male Vdice Society, intend competing, and possibly the Pontypridd Ladies' Choir will follow suit. The population of the United Kingdom is now estimated at 40,200,000. Divide this by 670, the numbers of Parliamentary representatives, and then you get exactly 60,000 persons to every Member of Parliament. They say that the water from the Maerdy supplies is a little better this week. It can be drunk low without actually closing your eyes; just wink is permissible, still it is not the pure lucid fluid whieh we so much admire. Llwynypia Collieries have been running slow these last weeks. We find that it is not much better in other districts. The reason given is that the ships are slow getting round Barry and Cardiff, ft is inevitable that after so long a strike trade would not come to its stride at once. We know it now. Many think it was a great mistake to sum- mons the Mabon's Day absentees, and especially to fine them. Hasten slowly is a good motto in these matters. A good sound talk from the Bench would have produced the result desired tetter than the step taken. At any rate, that is our opinion: The Cymmrodorion of Ton, Pentre, stand to the front of good staying powers. A few yeans ago we heard of a good many, but they are silent as the grave. There is no winking or Winking this fact, that every movement de- pends upon the officials, and particularly the secretary. Well, Mr Tom Davies, Ton, is the ideal. He never flags, and he is always a Cym- mrodor, hence the success at Ton. The Portli Cottage Hospital is desarvedly en- titled to more than local consideration. Of the number of patients healed thereat during the year between July 1st, 1897, and June 30th of this year, Porth and Cymmer had only 20 par tients, Penygraig had 22, Llwynypia 7, Clvdaeh Vale 5, Pentre 3, Gilfach Goch 5, and Tylors- town 3. These figures proved conclusively the claims of the hospital to a wide support. The attendance of children at school is much better looked after on the Continent than amongst us. It is a reality there. Take France for instance. The Act starts with the assum- tion that a pupil is bound to attend every day; if he exceeds four absences in the month (two days) the parent receives a letter from the authorities demanding an explanation, and if they do not receive a satisfactory answer they inflict punishments. Pontypridd is making amother attempt to form a United Chofr. We are always per- plexed at the difficulties which invade every at- tempt at Ponty. to consolidate kindred sections, and the unWoken front of any one town aspira. tion. Wet!, we hope thaT something will eome ef this movement. It would be a good thing to get a Town Choir representative of the vocal talent, but without falling into precipitate en- thusiasm, we will calmly wait for the outoome. The new half-penny mid-weekly paper, "The Rnondda Post," is making headway. The pub- lishers introduced quite a novelty in their issue for last Wednesday. I They have arranged with a well-known local firm of photographers to pre- sent each week three of their readers with their photographs free of charge. There is nothing to do but ml up the coupon and send it to the offices. This enterprise deserves enoouragemenb. Talking of coupons, we wonder how many of the readers of the "Free Press' 'take the trouble to fill up the coupon we give every week in our front page which insures any of our .readers no less a sum than L200 in case of a fatal accident by Railway, Steamboat, Tram- car, or Omnibus. Fortunately there has not been any serious accident of this kind in our locality lately, but our Free Insurance is ap- plicable to any part of the United Kingdom, and as one never knows what may happen, we "would like to remind our readers of the provi- sion we have made on their behalf for such a contingency if they will only take the necessary precaution of signing their paper before ventur- ing on any journey. We have a good deal of sympathy with that Irishman. We do not mean Mr Redmond, who was saying on Saturday that in the event of a war between the United Kingdom and France, Ireland would be entirely on the side of France, We do not believe it, and if it were true, we should deeply regret it. But the Irishman we sympathise with is the man who broke Mr Punch's" window in Fleet street as a protest against last week's cartoon. The "Punch" car- toons have long Tieen a delight and sometimes an inspiration to us all. In foreign affairs the comic aspect has, of course, been shown where it was a case of comedy; but, as a rule, tlio treatment has been dignified and studiously careful. Unfortunately the present moment in our relations with France is not a time for comedy, and to represent a courageous soldier as a monkey on a barrel-organ which the French nation plays, is not dignified or careful or even mic. The whole conception of the cartoon, drawing and words and all, shows John Bull just at his very worst. That is the sort of thing which makes us hated by Irishmen as well as others. It is illegal to break windows, but that Irishman "has our sympathy," as the popu- (ltr long says. The present supply of water in the Rhondda is about 13 gallons a heaxl per day. This may "appear copious at the first flush (not blush), but according to Professor Boyd Dawkins, he con- siders it about one-half of the quantity usually ( supplied in other districts. A bore gets his own way very often, and boring pays many a cantankerous fellow, but Mr Wight, of Gelli, has suggested that a good water supply can be found in the Rhondda if we indulged in boring the Millstone Grit. In- deed, it is said that it would not be difficult to find 1,000,000 gallons by this process. Next March the Rhondda wiN have to select 21 District Councillors. This will be a golden opportunity for many of our past defeated can- didates. It will take a good time to debate any question if the 21 Councillors frisist upon having a say. But we hope some Committee division of work will be suggested to spare us this enormous length of tongue.
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Soutli Wales Mission, Pontypridd. The memorial services of the late Rev John Evans (Eglwysbach) was held at the New Town Haft on Sunday last, when eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev Thomas Jones, Pont- ypridd, and tha Rev T. R. Jones, Tabernacle, to crowded congregations. Professor T. D. Edwards presided at the organ and Mrs E. P. Mills rendered a very touching solo at the even- ing service. The Wesley Guild of the above Mission com- menced last Friday, when the members partook of a splendid tea, given by Mr W. Jones Da- vies, Newtown. Solos were rendered in the evening by Miss Ford, and Messrs Ford, Wil- liams, and Jones. An enjoyable season is looked forward to, and a hearty invitation ex- tended to all friends of the cause. The Rev Thomas Jones, formerly of Llanelly, has been appointed to the superintendence of this Mission. Eglwysbach's successor is a native of Pontrhydygroes, Cardiganshire, and has spent several years in America. The Eglwys- bach Memorial Chapel, now being erected on the banks of the Taff rives, near the celebrated old Pontypridd Bridge, is estimated to cost E2,000, and is being subscribed for both throughout Wales and in that United States, where the Rev H. P. Morgan, who assisted Eglwysbach in his mission work in the Ponty- pridd district, and the well-known Cambro- American Cynonfardd, are assiduously promot- ing the movement. MISSION SERVICES AT TON. On Saturday evening, at St. John's Chuch, Ton, Canon Williams, of Carmarthen, opened a .week's church mission services in connection with the parish of Ystradyfodwg.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services. IVBIFOREST. Harvest thanksgiving services were held at the Wesleyan Chapel, Treforest, on Sunday and Monday, when the church was tastefully decora- ted with seasonable fruits, etc. The preachers were the Rev T. Kirby, Rev A. D. Smart, and Mr Martin, Cardiff. Large congregations attended each of the services, and the offer- tories realisca a substantial sum. YSTRAD. On Sunday last the annual thanksgiving ser- vioes was held at Jerusalem English Wesleyan Church, Ystrad Rhondda, when three powerful sermons appropriate for the occasion, were de- livered by the Rev W. Jones, Femdale, to very large congregations. The church had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by the lady members of the congregation, flowers and gar- den produce being much in evidence, and those were generously given by kind friends. The offertory was also good, amounting to £ 5 9s 2d. On Monday evening an entertainment was held under the presidency of Mr Enunerson, Ystrad, and a pleasing programme was gone through. TONYPANDY. The members of the English Wesleyan Chapel Tonypandy, held their annual harvest festival on Sunday kst. Mr Alfred Onions (miners' agent) delivered suitable sermons both in the morning and evening services, while the Rev J. Bacon, Primitive Methodist, Llwynypia, officia- ted in the afternoon. Special hymns and an- thems were excellently rendered by the chapel choir, under the conductership of Mr George Symonds, Mr Kidner and Miss Tasker admirably acting in the capacity of organists. The saored ecflnce was most artistically and beautifiully decorated, reflecting the greatest credit upon the lady members of the church. There were crowded congregations at each of the services, aad the offertory was also good. On Monday evening a public tea meeting was held, when the lady members of the church presided ove, nicely arranged trays and prettily decorated tables. Later in the evening an interesting en- tertainment was held, the Rev R. Kennedy pre- siding. A splendidly compiled programme of solos, duets, etc., were rendered by lcfql artistes. The pianist for the evening v.* s Mr Tom Stephens, Tonypandy. The atte.i Unce qt the tea and entertainment was gr.a.,iv irikrrod "1 to the unpropitious state of 'he weaiher.
Christian Unity at Cwmpark. The late Thomas Binney used to say that he "did not look to see the walls between the various churches altogether destroyed, but he did hope for them to be plffied down until they were low enough for men to shake hands over." Promis- ing indications that what Dr Binney hoped for is gradually arriving is the important singing fes- tival that is to be held shortly in connection with the combined Nonconformist churches of Cwmpark. The rehearsals have been going for some time, and now that the programmes have been issued, the attendance and singing give promise of a grand success. Local talent is very much evident in the musical part where hymns are sung to music set by Messrs J. Thomas, A.C., and J. R. Brown, Cwmpark; Messrs G. Thomas, A.C.. and J. Minton, Treorky. In addition to this there is an anthem composed by Mr J. R. Brown, entitled "Cwynfan Seion," which has been very ppoular since its appearance some months ago, and it has already been sung at several of the district cymanfaoedd. The three denominations are working heartily and harmoniously together, and no obstacle will prove too large in making this new movement a success. The conductors are Mr G. Thomas, A.C. (Cong.), Mr D. Pugh (C.M.), a Mr J. R. Brown (B.). Mr John Jones is chairman of the committee; Mr William Thomas treasurer, and Mr Tom Evans secretary.
The Dyffryn Dowlais Farm Feud. ALLEGED PERJURY AD FORGERY. Committed to the Old Bailey. Albert Joseph Morgan, the lessee of the Duff- ryn-Dowlais Farm, Llantwit Vardre, surren- dered to bail at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, to answer the charge of having committed perjury and forgery on various dates. The case was partially heard on October 7th. M Arthur Lewis, barrister (instructed by Mr D. Rees, of the office of Mr W. R. Davies) soli- citor), again prosecuted, and Mr J. Bryant de- fended. Mr Thomas Howells (who it is alleged was seriously assaulted subsequent to the last hearing by Morgan's father,who has since dis- appeared and for whose arrest a warrant has been issued) was unable to attend. Mr Arthur Lewis, having refererd to the charges gone into at the last hearing AaW the Bench to commit the accused upon them. So far as 1100 charge of perjury in London was concerned the case had been completed, and he did not propose calling any farther evidence. All the Glamorganshire cases were withdrawn for the present. The accused was formally charged with hav- ing oommitted perjury upon four days, and he replied "not guilty." Charles Richards, auctioneer and accountant, Pontypridd, called for the defence, said that on the 21st of last December he went to the Dyff- ryu-Mwlais Farm to hand a letter which he had received from Mr Bryant to Mr Howells to pay money under protest. Whilst he was there he heard Howells and the defendant having a conversation. He heard Morgan say to Howells "Don't you remember ttiat you wanted £ 10,000 fo*- the farm, and I then offered you £ 500?,And don't you remember some time afterwards that you asked for the sum of £ 5,000, and I agreed to give you £ 2,000? And don't you remember also I offered you my hand to clinch the bar- gain, and you said that 'it is not selling a pig we are now'?" Morgan also said to Howells, "You had the agreement back when you had received an increased ofSer of £ 10,000 from somewhere else," but Howells twice replied, "No, it was not; it was beiore that." The de- fendant disagreed with that. Cross-examined, witness said he went to Lon- don to give evidence of the admission by How- ells to the defendant that there had been an agreement in existence, but he was not called to give that evidence. Roderick Harries, who said he was in a cigar business at 47, Bridge street, Cardiff, said that he had been at the Duffryn-Dowlais Farm four or five times. On one occasion Howells spoke spoke to him of the agreement about the farm and a cheque, and said that if the agreement was produced in London it would do him harm, and asked him (witness) to keep his tongue still about the matter. Howells also told him that he had Burnecl the agreement and the cheque. Mr Lewis explained that Howells had not been cross-examined upon the matter. Mr Bryant said he would explain why, and then elicited from the witness that he was only introduoed to the defendant a fortnight age by a Mr Harries, of Ynyshlr. Prior to that he had not had a conversation with Morgan, but he then voluntarily disclosed what he had heard. Witness was closely cross-examined, and saM that he had never met Morgan at thefarm. He came to know Mr Howells through Mr John Evans, of Pwllgwaun, who told him to go to the farm and tel Mr Howells that his name was Jones, and that if Howells asked him if he knew anything about the agreement and the cheque h? was to say he did. When he got to the farm Mr Howells and Tdr Evans were in conversation, and Mr Howells, who had not seen him before, told him to go to the garden, and there related to him what he had just stated, He was not anxious at all to know Mr Howells, but went to the farm because Mr Evans told him to go. As soon as he appeared at the door, Mr Howells addressed him as "Mr Jones." Witness was pressed by Mr Lewis as to whether he had gone to the farm to tell a "lie," and witness replied that he did not tell Mr Howells that he knew about the agreement and the cheque, and that he had not an opportunity to tell a "lie," because fflr Howells spoke to him first. Mr Lewis again asked witness if he would have told a "lie" had he been given the oppor- tunity to do so, and he replied, "No, sir." Dr Hunter: Really, we don't want to hear anything more from this witness; we don't be- lieve anything he is saying. Mr Lewis however said he would like to know one or two things from the witness. Witness, further questioned, said he did not g to Mr Howells and say he came from Mr Albert Morgan, who wanted Howells not to take proceedings against him on this charge. Did you tell Mr Howells that if he held his hand and didn't take proceedings Morgan would give up the land and would allow Howells to take everything from the farm, the stock, for £ 100?—It is absolutely untrue. And you finally, when Mr Howells declined to have anything to do with you, asked him for the loan of £2?-No. And when Mr Howells refused to give it you, diet you say, "Then I will make it hot for you?" —No. Further evidence having been called, Defendant was committed to take his trial upon the four charges of perjury at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, bail being allowed in "two sureties of JS100 each and defendant in one for L200.
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Tonypandy Conservative Club Raided. i On Sunday last, at 9 p.m., there was a great stir in Llwynypia District, when the fact was known that Inspector Hoyle and Sergeant Thomas, accompanied by nine constables, raided the Conservative Club. There was a muster of something like 60 members on the premises when the raid was made, but'these offered no resistance to the police in the execution of their duty. The Inspector -officially examined all books on premises, and being satisfied that they were not properly kept had them removed to his station. Prosecutions must necessarily fol- low. It is only a few weeks ago that a similar successful raid was made upon the "Worfaaen's Club by the same police at Tonypandy.
£5 CIVEN AWAY. OUR FOOTBALL COMPETITION Consolation Prizes. It is our intention each week, during the football season to offer a prize of L5 to the com- petitor who gives e results and actual number of points scared by the respective teams in each of the three matches given in the coupon. Should no one be successful in naming the whole of the winners with the actual points scored, we will ive a prize of JB1 to the person who succeeds in giving two winners with their correct scores. In case of a general failure we will give a priee 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 followimg the date on which the coupon appears. Competitors are not restricted to one attempt but may send in any number of eoupons. 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. [The Coupon may be found on page 2 ]
The World of Pastime. + By "The Sporting Scribe." No competitor succeeded in giving the two winning teams and the draw in last Saturday's rrtatchel. The coupon of MR HENRY WATTS 88, Penygraig Road, Pengraig, was the nearest, and to him the consolation prize has been awarded. TREHERBERT v. PIWARTH. Treherbert, 3 minors; Penarth, 3 minors. As this was the first visit of the seasiders to Tre- herbert, a great deal of enthusiasm was aroused among the home supporters, and a splendid treat was anticipated. Unfortunately, a heavy downpour of Bain kept on during the whole time, which made the field a perfect quagmire, and play of the Rugby species was entirely out of the question. The game itself was very amusing to the spectators, for practically it was nothing but mud-larking. The game appeared to be somewhat of a cross breed between Socker and Water Polo, the latter part being just the thing for the seasiders. Penarth came up with two or three absentees, one being Sweet Escott, but Alexander, their champion, denied the rumour that he would play for Newport by playing at Treherbert. The homesters were very weak, Ramsay, Evans, and Argust from the forwards; Jenkins and Rufiael, the two wings, from the three quartet line, being absent. It is hardly possible to com- ment on the game, as there was not a single round of passfng throughout. It was essentially a forward game, and here the two teams were fairly well matched in the light scrums, but Penarth were slightly ahead in the open. --v- At half, the brothers Lewis were too good for their opponents, and showed that they are always to be depended on in all sorts of weather Of the two, Emlyn showed up well on the de- fence, while Johnny was far away ahead on the offensive, his dribbling being the only interest- ing feature of tiie game. Of a beaten pair, Shepherd was slightly better. At three-quarter, Penarth had a great advantage, Alexander being a tower of strength to his side. Of the home quartette Rees Davies alone requires comment, hi a defence being excellent. The remaining three gave a very mediocre display. Rees, the home back, played a magnificent game, and compared favourtfbly with his vis-a-vis. Taken on the whole, a drawn game is a fair indication of the play. TREORKY V. MOUNTAIN ASH. Mountain Ash, 1 goal, 1 try; Treorky, 1 goal. Treoeky have at last suffered the taste of defeat the redoubtable Mountain Ash team having that privilege last Saturday. The margin against Treorky was only a try, the final score being, Mountain Ash one goal, one try. Treorky, one goal. The score does not give any criterion of the game, for Treorky, as on the previous Saturday, deserved to win, and it was only the cruellest luck that prevented them keeping their record intact. Still, to run up to the eighth fixture without a loss is a performance which reflects great crc<Jft upon the vastly improved Treorky team, and the fact thift *ey only lost by a try at Mountain Ash on Saturday affords ample proof that their form this season is no flash-in-the-pan, but rather it demonstrates a high standard of exoellaBoo. -0-- The Treorky team journeyed to Mountain Ash on Saturday last to play their return League game with the latter team. Intense excitement prevailed over the contest, and had the weather been anything like decent, the Mountain Ash "coffers" would haree been augmented considerably. A large contingent of followers accompanied the Treorky team to see their "pets" strive for supremacy, and the least that can be said is that they were delighted with their display, for notwithstanding the fact that Mountain Ash secured the verdict, any impartial onlooker would give Treorky the credit of being the better team,, and that they clearly deserved a better fate. The Treorky team, with the exception of D. C. Davies, the captain, was identical with that of the previous Saturday. Davies will not turn out for a couple cf weeks again, not having sufficiently recovered from a recent injury. Lewis Lewis, who obtained his transfer on Friday last, fulfilled the vacancy. The Mountain Ash team suffered a little change in their team, but were strongly represented. The weather was unpropitious and altogether avexse to open play. In this respect it was anticipated Treorky would be the sufferers owink to their lack of strength in the front line, but this was set at rest by the magnificent smartness of their light for- wards. -0-- The game itself was not particularly brilliant through and through, but some really exciting incidents were noticeable at stages. The first half was fairly even, both sides claiming an equal share in attack. The crowd were worked to a pitch of enthusiasm when Harries scored a most flukey try-the-result of so injudicious kicking-oy Wheeler, who was playing a miserable game. Treorky came wiflain an ace of scoring 0.1 several occasions too, White. T. R. Thomas, and Harry James making in ividual efforts which were only nipped in the bud at the critical moment. tfIM second half saw Treorky go away with a. bang, and the forwards were now playing a terrible game, and actually carried everything before them. Admirably led by J. Thomas, their captain, they proved almost irresistible and once negotiated a crow-country dribble from their own goal line, over their opponent's line, and a try seemed inevitable when Brailey, in a marvellous manner, dived in at their feet and saved a well-deserved try. Both teams had hard lines, but Treorky had to contend more severely with that undesirable element—ill-luck. Mountain Ash secured their second try as the result of a blunder by the visitor's full back, who fumbled a kick and let in his opponents. Not one of the Mountain Ash tries were the result of any combined attack, but were flukes. The try scored by Treorky was a really a brilliant effort, for Tom Jones,receiving from his confrere James between the Mountain Ash half-way and 25 line, dodged tiLBotigh magni- ficently under the post, the same player con- verting. Takihg things through and through, Mountain Ash never deserved to win. Treerky left the arena "moral victors," and while their unneatell oertifioate has been broken, they can still took back with pride at their form up to <Jate.. 0 -0- The Treorky forwards, as on the previous Saturday, played a champioa game, their tactics being veritable eye-openers. Notwithstanding that the atmospherical conditions favoured the heavier Mountain Ash forwards, still the lighter and cleverer Treorky pack demonstrated their superiority in almost every direction, and their play, while astounding the general observer, deserves the oredit of having proved instru- mental in making the game a close thing. In the tight scrums, perhaps Mountain Ash held ? slight advantage, and would occasionally go away with some rushes, but these attempts were invariably nullified by the smarter footwork and headwork of tie Treorky pack in the open. The manner in which the Treorky pack wheeled the scrummages and went away with some of the prettiest cross-country dribbling was indeed a revelation to the crowd, and their efforts were seldom undeserving. The chief feature of the match was the clever tactics of the Treorky forwards, especially their cross- dribbling. Foremost was Jack Thomas, who apfield his imputation by playing a brilliant game closely followed by Chiney, Jack Evans, and Ted Jones. The others were never lacking,and A. Thomas, Vaughan, J. Davies, and Scourfield made up an eiglit thai are fit for any class. Perrot and E. T. Davies stood out most pro- minent on the Mountain Ash side. -0- Uom Jones and Harry James played a brilliant game at half for Treorky, the former playing a hard game through, scoring Troorky's try, while he nearly landed several penalty goals as well. The latter showed vastly improved form, and made some characteristic runs. Hillman and Phillips were inferior, and at times were lacking, especially1 the latter. 0 T a-reequarter, there was an. equally fine struggle as at forward, ana several really smart tilings were done on both sides. Individually Treorky were much smrter, though their op- ponents were a trifle better in combining. But stall, it was not a day to expect any combina- tion among the backs, and Treorky played a game to suit the occasion. Lewis Lewis sig- nalled hie re-appearance in tne Treorky third Hne-by making a. fine show, and undoubtedly had the best of Deere. Lewis's sprinting was invaluable, and on several occasions got within an ace of scoring-and would have dene so once too but for bad fouling by his opponent, who had The worse of a sprint. T. R. Thomas made am efficient oentre for Lewis, and justified hili reputation by all round smart play. White, the other centre also distinguished himself, and had cruel luck in not scoring once or twice. Wheeler, the right wing, justified his poor play or late by another sorry exhibition, and fairly upset the play of the Treorky 'backs, and a foolish kick by him let In Mountain Ash with the first try. It is anticipated that he will be mugging from the team next match. Ivor Morgan, who substituted Muxworthy, and Harries played a splendid game for .the winners, while Brailey, on one occasion, made a most remaAaBle "save" for his side when he en- dangered his own "napper" by literally throwing himself right before the bunch of Treorky for- wards who had dribbled over the line, and had a try actually at their mercy. --0- J. Muxwortny outshene Harries, the visiting custodians, the latter making several serious blunders. :-0- 1"akingall things into consideration, Treorky deserved a win more, even, than on the previous Saturday. They were clearly the superior team, and while the two tries scored by Mountain Ash were mere "flukes," they wore deprived of addition to the score themselves by the hardest of hard luck, and while they had to contend with that powerful element of ill-lack, they had to accept the inevitable, out with every re- serve. In accepting their unfortunate defeat, they certainly deserved better Sate. --0-- Treorky still head the Glamorgan League table with three wins to their credit, Mountain Ash coming seoond. Judging by their perfor- mance at Mountain Ash last Saturday, Treorky appear to be mticmg a bold bid for high honours this season, and while they have previously had to be contented wiHl a back seat in the com- petition, they seem to be proving a hard nut to craclE for any team this year. --0- Rumour hath it that two or three well-known players contemplate throwing in their lot with Treorky in a week's time, and thereby strengthen the latter team considerably. A few changes are desirable in the constitution of the team, and the latest acquisitions are considered in- valuable, Treorky are again training hard this week in view of the forthcoming heavy en- gagements, and it was reassuring to see the majority of the men out together, with Tom Lewis, who had his transfer from Treherbert, and who will appear in the Treorky front rank r.ext Saturday. -0- Treorky naving a vacant date on their card for Saturday next, have arranged for Cowbridge to appear on the Treorky enclosure. The latter team are considered smart, and an interesting game should be witnessed. --0- What is the matter with the Treorky Thurs day F.C. this year? They have only played one game i.e. with Llwynypia, Whom they de- feated. But they are surely not going to rest contented with only one victory? I am told that the fixture list is exceedingly slow filling in, and am further informed that that footfall enthusiast, Abe Morgan, the Don, Treorky, would feel quite at home in arranging with other Thursday teams. Now Sees., come to the, rescue. -0- PONTYPRIDD v. PLYMOUTH. Plymouth, two goals, two tries; Pontypridd, two tries. This match, which was played at Heme Park, Plymouth, was commenced in a hurricane of wind and rain. Plymouth won the toss, and Pontypridd had to face the storm. The, first half was very even, Plymouth having the best of matters, the wind assisting their kicking very much. The Pontypridd backs, with the exception of Wallers, were palpably out ot form, aad when playing against the wind, were unable to field the ball time after time from the Tiome backs' high punts. In fairness to Ro- berts it should be stated that he received a severe kick on the ankle five minutes after the start, which greatly handicapped him after- wards. Cavanagh's speed was useful on a few occasions, as he just. managed to kick dead twice, when a try seemed at the homesters' mercy. --0- Once the visitors had decided hard lines in not scoring in the first half. W. E. Rees, in attempting to piok up the baH as it was going over the line, missed and one of the homesters kicked dead. During the second half, the rain ceased, and this meant a good deal to the home side. The wind, however, kept up. The Ply. mouth men still kept up the attack, and banded the ball in surprising fashion, considering the state of the ground, although the last try scored by them was unquestionaBTy from a forward pass. The referee was far too slow, consequently he was unable to tell. Plymouth deserved to win. They were in good fettle for the game, and full of determination to do all they could. The long and slow travelling had tired the Bontypridd men considerably, without mentioning other little indiscretions. The game was very inter- esting from start to finisli, and the crowd,which was a very large one, considering the state of the weather, were thoroughly pleased. -0-- Of the Pontypridd men the forwards played a good game, Walter Davies being very smart in the open, ana scoring the both tries for his side. The first was obtained by good following up, and the last he scored from a pass by D. Evans. ChicS tackled and saved well. Ro- berts was, as already stated, unftt to play. Of the three-quarters Walters and Usher were the only ones who did anything. Cummings was very much "off," whilst Cavanagh, with the ex- ception of saving by kicking dead a couple of times, did nothing worthy of motion. --0- Sanders played a champion game, and saved niT side time after time, his fielding of the ball and finding touch being excellent. The home three-quarters were a very fast lot,and passed splendidly, notwithstanding the wet state of the ball. The halves were very nippy, and got the ball away to their three-quarters at every op- portunity. Lewis was the pick of the backs, with Thomas (Cornwall County) next. Churchill at back played a good game, but was not equal to Sanders. -0- The soore 2 goals, 2 tries (16 points) to 2 tries (six points), does not represent the true state of the game. Plymouth deserved to win by about 5 points. This victory is considered at Plymouth to be their smartest performance up to date. --0- Pontypridd pray Penygraig a Beague match at Penygraig on Saturday, and it is to be hoped that the PontyprTJd team will go in for a little training, as doubtless they will require it after their holiday. I note that the committee have given both Cummings and Cavanagh another opportunity to retrieve themselves. The Ponty- pridd team wifl beooc Back, T. Sanders; three- quarters, W. Walters, W. G. Usher, C. Cum- laicgs, and Cavanagh; haIT-backs, G. Chick ann W. Robert: forwards, W. E. Rees (capt.), R Thomas, D. Evans, J, McKenzie, T. Bryant, W Davies, W. Grubb, and J. Ryan -0- KAEBDY THURSDAYS v. TYLORSTOWN. Maerdy, one goal, 3 tries; Tylorstown, one try. The Maerdy Thursdays, with a grim de- termination to avenge tbeir fall at Pontypridd iasth week, met the Tylorstown Thursdays at th- Fewidalte Athletic Grounds on Thursday. Th.: weather being of the drizzly rain type,made things rather lively. The slippery nature of the ground the rain made it rather bad to handle the ball. The Tylorstown men were completely outclassed at all points as the score, which was ona goal, 3 tries, to one try, shows, the Maerdy men having the best of the game. The home halves pfayed exceedingly well, and were very tricky indeed-, whilst the forwards more than held their own. The visitors were badly beaten at three-quarter. The home centres made a few good openings. Tylorstown played dhant, the old Penygraig veteran. The victors surely ought to make a good stand against Llwynypia, whom they play next Thursday at Llwynypia. --0-- TREHERBERT THURSDAYS v. ABERAVON THURSDAYS. Draw-nothing scored. The Treherbert Thursday Football Club (a promising local team journeyed to Aberayou on Thursday to try conclusions with the Thursday team of that town. Treherbert was not fully represented, and lined out as follows: —Back, T. Yston; three-quarter backs, Dai Pritchards, W. B. Jefferys, Evan Jones, and D. Havard; half- hacks, Williams and 0. Rey; forwards, W. Glass, J. G. Walters, Ben Evans, T. Jones, Ben Davies, W. James, J. Bowen, and A. N. Other. Mr D. Hughes was the referee. A very inter- esting game, terminated in a draw in favour of Treherbert. --0-- Considering that Foster and Bill Thomas from the Aberavon first string played, Treherbert had decidedly bard fines in not notch- ing a win. The Treherbert halves played a very pretty game, O. Rey being most promi- nent in making openings. The backs all played a clever game. Richards and Jeffreys under- stood each other's play to a nicety. Richards on one occasion secured the ball and passed to Jeffreys, who should have scored, but when in the act of passing to his wing, was thrown. The forwards played a magnificent game;, their cross dribbling being a treat to witness. Glass, Ben Evans, and G. Walters played an excellent game. Walters crossed once, bul owing to some infringement of the rules the try was disallowed. Ben Davies, or Barber, as he is familiarly called by His many friends, also played a good game. LLWYNYPIA v, ABERAVON. Llwynypia, one try; Aberavon, nil. The match with Llwynypia at Aberavon was looked forward to with a good deal of interest by the supporters of the home team, and, consequently, notwithstanding the dreary conditions, a good crowd turned out""to witness the event. It is worthy of note that, during the last two years, the Aberavonites have not only not won a match but they have not scored a single point. But when it became known that Llwynypia had arrived with a rather disorganised team, the hopes of We homesters, which had until then been rather strong, became still stronger. Here was the chance to wipe out past defeats. But their hopes were not realised, and Llwynypia in coming away with a three points victory achieved a splendid performance. lia the visiting ranks Ben Phillips was missig from the forwards, and Foster from the three- quarters. Edmunds took Foster's place in the centre, and Mills tfie latter's position on the wing. To describe the play is rather difficu- It was too keen a struggle to allow of any bril- liance. It was, on the other hand a game which was for the most part waged vigorously by the forwards, whose efforts wore backed op by keen anirdewmined tackling on the part ot the backs. Strong forward rushes were through' out conspicuous, with here and there an abortive attempt by the three-quarter line. Up and down the field went the forwards with quick regularity, while only at rather long intervaltv were any opportunities given to the backs. Both packs played a hard gruelling game. Where the homesters excelled was in the heel- ing out of the ball. They did it far oftener asd much cleaner than the visitors. But in fast and clever footwork, and generally in most of the' forward play in the open, the Rhondda teaØ showed themselves not a little superior. With regard to the halves no great superiority was shown by the Aberavon pair. They were ofteB very conspicuous but that was chiefly owing to their getting more opportunities from the for- wards than the Llwynypia halves. But there is no doubt that the visitiag halves made a good deal more use of the ball than their opponents. It follows also that the visiting three-quarters- were seldom given chances to show their ability, but here again, it may Be said, they used the opportunities that came to greater advantage, and with better result than the Aberavon thinJ- Tine. The latter indulged in more passing move- ments, it is true, but they never gained any considerable length of ground, while often they lost a good deal by ermde passes. Both Ed- munds and Wood played a fine strong game, while both wings, particularly Llewelyn, were often seen to advantage. The defence of the whole line was perfect. At full back matters were fairly equal, both Jones and his vis-a-vis playing skilful games, but both at times seriously at fault. To sum up, it may be said the game was chiefly confined to the forwards, with just a sprinkling of back play, the visitors being superior in the forward and the homesters in the backs. Hellinpj and Alexander did marvels, and both were ably sup- ported by George Evans, and indeed by the whole pack. --0- LLANTRISANT JUNIORS v. GILFACH STARS. Played at Gilfach in rough weather. Llan- trisant started operations, with throoLinen short. After a few scrummages on the Gilfach line, play was brought to the centre of the field. The home forwards were here seen to advantage,. being much heavier and more in number. The right wing of the homesters reGeved, but young Lanham at full back found touch near the cen- tre. All the play now seemed to be on the home- sters' line, and "Johnny Bright," picking up from a scrum here, dropped a goal in fine style. After the drop out Thomas, the homestenf half, scored a try which was not improved upon, Half-time was now called, leaving the score: Juniors, one goal; Gilfach Stars, one try. When play was resumed, a free kick was awarded the Juniors, in front of the posts. This was die- puted by the ohmesters, who refused to let them kick; in consequence of which fhe Juniors left 4he field.
MEMORIAL TO THE LATE DEAVtl WYN 0 ESSYLLT. The unveiling of the memorial erected of the late Dewi Wyn will take place on Thursday, November 3rd, at two o'clock. His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams (a bosom friend of the deceased bard) will perform the ceremony, and it is hoped that the friends of Dewi Wyn will attend in large numbers to testify to his worth- as a Welsh scholar. A cordial invitation is ex- tended to the bardic fraternity to hie present. The committee are to be congratulated upon bringing their work to completion in a satisfac- tory manner.. Several gentlemen who took a great interest in the movement have joined the great majority. The chairman of the commit- tee at the Inauguration of the movement was the late Mr David lieyahoq, and our late friend Caradoc took a lively interest in the work of the committee. Messrs R. Gwyngyl 1 Hughes, H. Mills, Joseph Davidj aand the hon. secretary (Mr John Phillips) have laboured hard to bring about the desired result, and they will fed pleased at the consummation of their work. The monument is of solid granite wrought by Mr T. Gabriel, Pontypridd, upon which is inscribed a powerful "toddaid" by Brynfab. Any friends wishing to attend the unveiling ceremony may leave Pontypridd at 12.3 by Barry train via Cardiff, reaching Dinas Powis at 1.30 p.m.
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