"A Mess of Pottage." Pentre Trades Council Incident. Councillor E. Jones Resigns his Position. A special meeting of the Pentre and District Trades and Labour, Council was held at the Workmen's Institute, Ton- Pentre, on Monday evening (Mr. Thos. Thomas presiding) to receive the reports of the various lodges and organisations affiliated thereto on the action of Coun- cillor Edward Jones in appearing upon a public platform in company with two opponents of Labour," viz., Councillors Walter Williams and Thomas Davie6. It will be remembered that at the last meet- ing of the Council held on 25th October, a resolution was moved by Mr. T. C. Morris disapproving of Councillor Jones action, and was referred back to the lodges for a mandate upon it. Before proceeding to receive the reports of the lodges, Councillor Edward Jones said that at the last meeting of the Council the Chairman condemned his (Mr. Jones') and Mr. T. C. Morris' action in going to the Press. In the very same week, Mr. Morris wrote a letter to the "Rhondda Leader," followed by another letter in the following week to another paper. He now wanted to know Mr. Morris' position, and asked the ruling of the Chairman thereon. The Chairman: This is a delicate ques- tion for me. Councillor Jones: It is more delicate for me. The Chairman I am sorry that I am in the position I am. I don't think that any member of this Council should enter into a controversy in the Press whilst the case is pending. The case ought to be .finally dealt with here, and not in the Press. Mr. Morris said that the point of order he rose at the last meeting was that Councillor Jones had discussed the matter in the Press before it had been considered by the Council. The reason why he wrote his last letter to the Press was because it had come to his knowledge that Coun- cillor Jones was making capital out of the meeting he had addressed at Treherbert on behalf of a tradesman during the Guardians election, and he only wanted to explain his position in the matter. The "Rhondda Leader" had given a very 'biassed report and comments on the last meeting Mr. 1. T. iiees: Do you refer to the report or the comments? Mr. Morris: The comments. I wrote my last letter to justify my action before the public. Councillor Jones: You wrote to the Press the "revious week. At the last meeting you said that you had finished with the Press, and yet in the same week you wrote to the "Rhondda Leader." The Chairman Whatever has appeared in the Press, the question at issue is for us to decide. We are here to dispose of it finally. Mr. T. Samuel: We discussed this matter at the previous meeting, and the chairman condemned the action of both Councillor Jones and Mr. Morris in dis- cussing the matter in the Press before it had been finished in this Council. It is not a matter for Ed. Jones nor the chair- man. It is a matter for the Council, and the Council at the previous meeting con- demned the action. That stands the same to-night. The reports of the lodges were then submitted. The following approved of Councillor Jones' action :Pentre Col- liery (800), Eastern Colliery (650), Muni- cipal Workers (120), Co-operative Society (80). Against: Maindy Colliery (800), Bodringallt Colliery (500), A.S.R.S. (120), I.L.P., Pentre Branch (60), Ystrad- Rhondda (25). No report was received from the insurance agents, but Mr. T. Samuel said that although no meeting had been held, from what he had gathered in speaking with various; agents, they apnroved of Councillor Jones' action. Mr. T. C. Morris asked whether they could accept Mr. Samuel's statement as a report, and the Chairman replied in the negative. The Chairman also decided against Mr. Samuel's plea that the matter should be 'further adjourned to enable a meeting of insurance agents to be held. The matter, he said, had been hanging enough already. The aggregate result was as follows:- Approving of Councillor Jones' action, 1,650; disapproving, 1,505—a majority of 145 in favour. Mr. W. Phippen said that although the majority had approved of Councillor Jones' action, this was due to the simple reason that, as an institution, the Trades and Labour Council was yet in its infancy, and some of them hardly knew where they were. The question that occurred to him was, What of the future? He would like to know whether Councillor Jones was prepared to follow the dictates of this Council. The Chairman ruled him out of order. The Secretary said that some of the resolutions of the lodges were conditional, and that they approved of Councillor Jones' action for this time only. Councillor Jones said that he was very grateful to the majority who had voted for him that evening. He found that a great deal had been made of the fact in the Press that he was their paid repre- sentative. He had been with the cause for many years, and had been faithful to the trust reposed in him and had always been ready to do anything for Labour. Rather, however, than be condemned and have a miserable mess of pottage thrown in his face, he would sever his connection with them. He left his case entirely in the hands of the majority, and he believed he was safe there. He left his destiny as a District Councillor in the hands of the electorate, of whom he knew that the majority were workmen. In a voice broken with emotion, Mr. Jones concluded: I have decided, owing to the unwarrantable charges brought against me in the Press, to sever my connection with you to-night. I am sorry to leave-I am going—good- night." Mr. Jones then picked up his hat, and walked out of the room. The incident created a painful sensation, and it was some time before the Council pro- ceeded to discuss the new situation that had arisen. The Chairman said that he was sorry for, the action taken by Mr. Jones. He thought that Councillor Jones could with- hold for a little while and fight over these small obstacles. As a Labour man he would have many of these topics to tackle. He undoubtedly appeared on the platform of Councillor Williams without thinking any harm, but nevertheless, they did not think it was right. It was right for the Council to say that their money was paid to a Labour man, and not to a man who appeared on any other platform. He did not agree with Mr. Jones leaving the room as he did. In his opinion, he left as a protest and nothing else. Mr. Samuel: I think you must be cautious. The Chairman: I think that anybody leaving an institution with the remarks he made leaves as a protest. I cannot make anything else out of it. If any member wishes to recall Mr. Jones, I will t :agree with him. Mr. Matthew Banner: I am sorry to see Mr. Jones leaving in the way lie. did. As far as we in the Trades Council are concerned, we discussed it quite im- partially. It is a well-known fact that the day is too far spent to be half-and- half. We should talk straight with each other, and if a man fails to support Labour, which he is paid for, it is time that he be called to book over it. Mr. W. Phippen said that, personally, he took exception to Mr. Jones' words that he did not want to serve them for a mess of pottage. Any person that could not stand some amount of criticism was not worthy of representing any class of workmen. Mr. Tom Matthias: I think he is per- fectly justified in the action he has taken. He has been charged with having worn two coats." Mr. T. C. Morris recounted the reasons why he proposed his motion, and said that he never dreamt it would come to this. If they thought he had done any wrong, he was prepared to apologise. What he had done in the matter had been actuated by no personal ill-will or malice against Councillor Jones, but by a strong desire that Mr. Jones should in future conform to the constitution of the Council. The Council had been established for a defi- nite purpose, and if Mr. Jones was pre- pared to stand by that and give an under- taking to that effect, the Council would be quite prepared to support him as a Labour candidate. The Chairman said that as far as he could see, there was no need for Mr. Morris to apologise. He (the chairman) only regretted that Mr. Jones had left the room as a protest, which to them as a body of workmen was a very serious matter. Mr. I. T. Rees, in an effective speech, pleaded that what was required was a modification of their views. As a Council they necessarily held divergent opinions on many questions, but he ventured to think that Councillor Jones had worthily represented Labour as far as he under- stood it, and had represented it before many of them perhaps had taken any interest in public questions. Moreover, he had not only to represent them as a Trades Council, but the ratepayers in general, and he knew for a fact that Councillor Jones had always made it his business to investigate any. matter or complaint confided to him from whatever quarter it came. He held that they should have looked upon his action not with any partisan feeling, but with that large measure of sympathy which alone could secure the harmonious working of an organisation like theirs (hear, hear). Messrs. Thomas Samuel and David Davies snoke in a similar strain. Mr. Samuel also moved that a deputa- tion be appointed to wait upon Coun- cillor Jones. asking him to reconsider his position. This was seconded by Mr. Albert Evans. Mr. Wm. Phippen said that such a resolution was tantamount' to apologising. for a wrong they were not guilty of. Mr. Tom Cousins moved an amendment that the matter be left in abeyance for two months, and was seconded by Mr. E. Butler, and supported by Mr. T. C. Morris. On a vote, 8 voted for the amendment and 12 for the motion. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried with two dissentients. The Chairman, Secretary, and Mr. Samuel were appointed as the deputation to wait upon Councillor Jones.
Dangerous Neglect in Tonypandy There are many in Tonypandy who do not realise how serious it is to neglect pains in the loins and back, urinary dis- orders, gravel, puffiness in the ankles and under the eyes, and rheumatic twinges. These and other unmistakable symptoms of kidney and bladder trouble are due to the kidneys failing to filter urinous poisons out of the blood. That is why kidney trouble is so serious, and why it so often ends fatally. An encouraging Tonypandy cure is given here. For a long time I had been troubled with my back," says Mr. Robert Bull, of 49, Eleanor fetreet, Tonypandy. Being a collier and having to work in all manner of positions, made my back worse than ever. The pains were in the region of the kidneys, and I often had a difficulty, in getting up after stooping. I had urinary disorders as well. the water being discoloured and scanty. Having heard so much about Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, I tried them, and they cured me. When I had taken one box of the pills my back was easier, and soon afterwards all the symptoms of kidney trouble had gone. I keep some of Doan's Pills by me now. for I am occa- sionally subject to backache. I can highly recommend the medicine." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-Mcdellan Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr. Bull had. 4905v
Mid-Rhondda Trades and Labour Council. The monthly meeting of the Mid- Rhondda Trades and Labour Council was held at the Tonypandy Library on Wed- nesday, the 3rd inst. Mr. W. Marcombe, Penygraig, presided. A letter was read from the Secretary of the Mid-Rhondda Chamber of Trade inviting the Council to send representa- tives to 3" meeting on the question of In- corporation of the Rhondda. It was decided to hold a special meeting on Wednesday, the 17th inst., and invite Mr. D. Watts Morgan, C.C., and Mr. Tom Evans, D.C., to give their views on the question. The Council having recently instituted an inquiry into the housing of the Mid- Rhondda district, in conjunction with other Trades Councils of the Rhondda, will receive reports from all lodges and branches affiliated. It was also resolved that an invitation be sent to the I.L.P. branches asking them to appoint repre- sentatives with all information on the above question. Mr. Wm. Marcombe (vice-president) and the Secretary were appointed to attend the conference to be held at Pentre on Friday, the 19th inst., on the housing question. The Secretary was instructed to write to the Rhondda Urban District Council asking them if they could do something to restore the De Winton Bridge destroyed by the recent floods.
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Royal Welsh Male Choir Give Splendid Concert at Tonypandy. A grand concert in connection with I Shiloh (Welsh Wesleyan) Chapel was held at Bethel, Tonypandy, on Thursday even- ing, the 4th inst., when Dr. T. L. Morgan, Clydach Vale, occupied the chair. The committee had been successful in securing the services of the Royal Male Voice Choir, Treorchy (under the con- ductorship of Mr. Wm. Thomas), and much interest was taken in their first appearance in Mid-Rhondda after their return from their recent successful Colonial tour. Unfortunately, the open-j ing of the new Judge's Hall on the same evening proved a very strong counter- attraction, and so affected the attendance to some extent; but from a musical point of view the concert was a distinct suc- cess. The complete programme was as follows Part 1: President's address Welsh National Anthem, Mr. Robert Jones and choir; chorus, Hungarian March," the choir • solo, I'm a Roamer," Mr. David Davies (encored); duet, "Night in Venice," Miss Cissie Thomas and Mr. Robert Jones; part- song, Cwsg," the choir quartet, The Dear Little Shamrock," the Royal Singers; song, "My Dreams," Mr. Robt. Jones (encored); chorus, "Last Days of Pompeii," the choir (encored). Part 2: Chorus, Song of the Northmen," the choir (encored); song, "Thora," Mr. Aneurin Edwards (encored); recit. and air, (a) And God said," (b) With verdure clad," Miss Cissie Thomas (en- cored) part-song, Peaceful Night," the choir; duet "Tenor and Baritone," Messrs. Robert Jones and D. Davies (en- cored); song, The IDesert," Mr. Trevor Lewis (encored); chorus, "Pilgrims," the choir finale, God save. the King." The renderings of all the items were very much appreciated by the audience, the demand for encores being frequent, It must have been gratifying to the choir to find that their efforts in supplying their audiences with high-class music re- ceived such encouragement. Mr. David Davies sang "I'm a Roamer with splen- did effect and received a well-merited encore. My Dreams," by Mr. Robert Jones, was also well received and applauded. He possesses a very sweet and pleasant tenor voice. and his render- ings show careful training and artistic finish. Mr. Aneurin Edwards was also heard to good advantage in Thora," and he was forced to respond to an encore, which he richly deserved. Mr. Trevor Lewis sang" The Desert with very good effect, and fully maintained his reputa- tion as a very capable artiste. A word of praise is also due to the lady vocalist. Miss Cissie Thomas. Her singing of "With verdure clad" and" Colomen Wen was extremely good, and her voice shows promise of developing into a first- rate soprano. The conductor, Mr. Wm. Thomas, is so well known, and his repu- tation so world-wide. that nothing new can be said in connection with him, ex- cept that he did everything possible to make the concert a success ana to main- tain his position as our foremost leader of choirs. The accompaniments were in the safe hands of Mr. Hugh Hughes, L.T.S.C., Treherbert.
Porth Trades and Labour Council. Mr Grant Vindicated. Mr. Rees Jones presided over a special meeting of the above Council on Monday evening last, when Mr. Daniel Thomas, on behalf of the deputation appointed to wait upon Mr. Grant, headmaster of the Higher Grade School, Porth. submitted a lengthy and lucid report of their inter- view with Mr. Grant, who had received them in a most gentlemanly and courteous manner. The object of the deputation was to ask Mr. Grant for an explanation of the remarks attributed to him by a delegate at the previous meeting. Mr. Grant gave an emphatic denial to the charges made, and was in a position to prove that the terms attributed to him were not used, as there were several adults present on the occasion indicated. Mr. Jones, the teacher also referred to, gave an emphatic denial of having used the words complained of by the delegate. Mr. 'Grant had not assembled the chil- dren with the purpose of speaking to them of the Trades Council, and his remarks with reference to the Council were not capable of the interpretation placed upon them. The report was accepted as highly satis- factory. The vote of censure proposed by the Hafod Lodge upon Councillor Ben Davies was withdrawn.
Cwmparc, It is with great regret we chronicle the very sudden and untimely death of William Higgon, at the age of 39. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. John Higgon, Park Hotel, and was held in great esteem in the neighbourhood. He had been in ill-health for some years, but latterly appeared to be improving. Within an hour of his death on Wednesday even- ing last he was out conversing with a neighbour, but on retiring he was taken suddenly ill, and died from cerebral hemorrhage. Deceased leaves a widow and six children to mourn his death, and the deepest sympathy is felt locally with the family and relatives. It is sad to note that this is the third adult son Mr. John Higgon has lost by death, each dying within a comparatively few years of each other. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was very largely attended. We have to record the death of Mrs. Ben Batstone, Park Road, who, after several months of suffering, nassed away on Saturday, at the age of 51.
Mr. Henry F. Northcote at Mid- Rhondda. Mr. Henry F. Northcote, King's Prize- man in Botany and First Class in Biology, &c., is paying a visit to Mid-Rhondda under the auspices of the Social Demo- cratic Party, and delvering a series of scientific lectures, the first of which was given at Old Bethania Chapel, Llwyny- pia, on Tuesday night last. The lecture was entitled Worlds: Their Birth, Growth and Decay," and was illustrated bv limelight views. It deals chiefly with evolution in the universe, and the slides in many cases were actual telescopic photographs. The lecture commenced with illustrations of the Solar System and its members, and proceeded to show the great scientific knowledge of the nature of the sun that has been dis- covered. Eclipses, their causes and what thev taught, was dealt with in an ex- haustive manner. Illustrations of the various planets were freely shown upon the screen. The whole of the lecture was dealt with in a very masterly manner. Mr. Northcote will continue the series until the 14th inst.
Visit of Rev John McNeil. The Rev. John McNeil has accepted an invitation extended to him by the Mid- Rhondda Free Church Council to conduct a special evangelistic mission in Mid- Rhondda, which will commence on Sun- day, December 5th, and continue for twelve days.
Nantymoel, Death and Burial.—It is with deep sorrow we record the death of Mrs. Alice Williams, widow of the late Mr. Richard Williams, of the Aber Arms Hotel, Nanty- moel, which took place on Monday of last week, after a brief illness. Deceased, who was in her 72nd year, was a very old inhabitant of the Valley. She leaves five sons (three of whom are married) to mourn her loss. The funeral took place on Friday last at Llangeinor Churchyard. and was largely attended. The Rev. J. T. Davies, Dinam (of which church deceased was a faithful member), officiated at the house, and the Rev. A. J. Edwards, M.A., vicar of Llangeinor, at the grave- side. The principal mourners were: — Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Williams, Cardiff (son and daughter-in-law); Messrs. Evan and Richard John Williams (sons); Mr. and Mrs. David Williams (son and daughter- in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Owen Williams, Porth (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. John Edwards (son-in-law); Richard John Edwards (grandson); Misses Alice, Nellie, Katie May, and Maggie Edwards (grand- daughters) Messrs. Richard John, Willie and Dan Williams, Cardiff (grandsons); Miss Alice Williams, Cardiff (grand- daughter) Master Brynmor Williams, Porth (grandson); Mrs. Joseph, Cwmavon (sister-in-law); Miss Lewis, Bridgend (cousin); Mrs. Harry, Cwmavon, Mrs. Anthony, Maesteg, Misses Walters, Vaughan Arms, Hafod, Mrs. Stamford, Bryn, Mrs. J. Davies, Gilfach, Mrs. J. Daniel, Aberavon, Mrs. W. Joseph, Bryn, and Mrs. E. Joseph, Cwmavon (nieces) Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams,, Cwmavon; Mr. and Mrs. 0. Williams, Gilfach Gocli; Mr. and Mrs. O. Joseph, Aberavon Mr. and Mrs. W. Walters, Bryn; Mesdames J. A. Williams and J. M. Davies, Gilfach Goch; Mrs. G. T. Daniel, Royal Oak, Bryn Mrs. G. Williams, Mrs. H. Abraham, Porth Mr. and Mrs. T. Kemp, Porth. Amongst the general public were observed:—The Rev. Charles Williams Ogmore Vale; Alderman W. Llewellyn, J.P., Ogmore Vale; Mr. Dil. Llewellyn; Mr. T. Llewellyn, chemist. Ogmore Vale Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips, Nanty- moel; Mr. W. Phillips, Nantymoel; Mr. and Mrs. J. Rees, Ogmore Vale and Mr. Thomas, Nantymoel Hotel. The coffin was surmounted by floral tributes sent by members of the family and friends. Poultry Table Show.—The Nantymoel and District Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Club promoted another highly suc- cessful table show at the Long Room, Blaenogwr Hotel, Blaenogwy, on Satur- day. The arrangements had been admir- ably made by Mr. W. Graves, the capable and energetic hon. secretary. The awards gave entire satisfaction, and were as fol- lows:-Pullet, bred 1909: 1. T. Morris; 2, W. Turley; 3, W. Phillips; 4, W. Smith. Cockerel, bred 1909: T. Ball; 2, P. Horgan. Any other variety P. Horgan; 2 and 4, J. Davies; 3, W. Furley. Bantam, O.E.G. 1 and 2, F. Berrett; 3, R. Foulkes; 4, W. Enoch. Bantams, bred 1909: 1 and 3, E. Thomas 2, W. Furley; 4, F. Berrett. Bantams, any other variety 1 and 2, E. A. Hall; 3, J. Hughes. Pigeons, Special: 1 and 4. W. Vile; 2, W. Smith; 3, J. John. Pigeons, bred 1909: 1 and 4, W, Vile; 2, C. Bobyer 3, W. Smith. Fancy Pigeon: 1 and 4. E. A. Hall; 2 and 3, P. Webber. Rabbits, Special: 1, 2, 3, and 4, Nord and Clatworthy. Canaries 1, Evan Llewellyn; 2, 3, and 4, W. Hughes. Canaries, bred 1909: Special, 1, 2, and 3, W. Hughes 4. E. Morris. British Birds 1, F. Furley 2, E. Morris 3 and 4, W. Barnes. Preaching Services.—The half-yearly preaching services in connection with Bethel (W.C.) Church were held on Sun- day and Monday last, when the Revs. O. L. Roberts, Liverpool, and G. S. Rees, B.A., Llandyssul, preached eloquent and erudite discourses to crowded and enthu- siastic congregations.
The Famous Fasting Man at Tonypandy, Still Holds Out. In our last week's issue we stated that there was then every reason to believe Mons. Beaute would satisfactorily com- plete a 31 days' fast. His rival, Robert Graham, the Canadian fasting man, having, however, given him a £.75 chal- lenge to continue his fast for seven days longer, Beaute has accepted, and has up to now completed 34 days. The doctor's bulletin issued to-day (Thursday) being: —Weight before starting, list.; weight to-day, 9st. i-Jlbs. lost weight, 26 £ lbs. respiration, 18 per minute; pulse, 70 per minute; temperature of body, 95.2; tem- perature of room, 48: Welsh Hills mineral waters consumed, 2 bottles cigarettes consumed, 4. Such a marvellous task as this which Beaute has undertaken is looked upon with suspicion by the public gej^erally, and doubts are freely expressed as to the genuinenests of the fast, but a visit to Mons. Beaute in his glass house now will go far to convince the most sceptical. He looks a perfect wreck and far from being in normal health. In the doctor's opinion he is much weaker, and Beaute himself complains of sleepless nights and not feeling well. He still converses freely with any visitor, and looks forward with confidence to be able to do without food until the completion of the 38th day, which will expire on Monday, November 15th, at 9 p.m., when Mr. Danter will give Beaute his first meal of Bovril. He will be compelled to remain at Danter's for the rest of the week to recuperate, and will make Virol his chief diet, and will most certainly be too weak to travel to his home to Cardiff for a while.
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Treorchy. At Porth on Wednesday, Miss Gwen Evans, daughter of Mr. Thos. Evans, Clarke Street, was married to Mr. Tom Morgans, son of Mr. David Morgans, Stuart Street, Treorchy. Half-yearly meetings were held at Horeb (E.B.) on Sunday and Monday, when the Rev. J. Lloyd Williams, Mer- thyr, and the Rev. A. B. Kinsey, B.A., B.D., Aberdare, officiated. Miss Lizzie Thomas gave solos during the services, and Mr. Wm. John Davies (C'olum St.) presided at the organ. Mr. Geo. Pook conducted the singing. At last week's meeting of the Treorchy Literary Society, short papers were sub- mitted on Ambition," Character," and "Music," by Messrs. T. G. Thomas, Idris Thomas and Alfred Barton (Pentre) re- spectively. An excellent evening was spent, Mr. J. Davies-Evans presiding over a good gathering.
ASSOCIATION. CWMPARC & TREORCHY UNITED 8gls., EBBW VALE 1. This replay Tn the Welsh Cup com- petition took place at Cwmparc on Satur- day last, before a crowd of 700. The liolliestei-is having effected a draw in the previous match, were the favourites for a win, and they justified predictions by winning easily by 8 goals to 1. The 'Valians were strongly represented, but the United were without Goode, whose knee is out since the Ton match. The Park forwards attacked with energy in the opening stages, and Peake soon drew first blood with a clever shot. Gorman, the Vale custodian, was often called upon and effected several good saves. Jack Hughes and Peake beat him again before the interval. After lemons, the visitors never looked like scoring except on a rare breakaway, Parton miskicking, and Whitcombe beat- ing Harry Jones at the second attempt. The Ebbw defence was quite at sea, and a penalty by Dicky Jones, another goal by Peake, and the hat trick by Harry Thoman completed their discomfiture. The splendid display of the Park men points to a close fight next Saturday, when they meet Ton-Pentre in the first round proper of the Welsh Cup. TON Igl., ABERDARE 1. This Western League fixture was played on the Ynys, before a splendid attend- ance. From the very commencement it was very evident that the 'Darians were out with the idea to win. Every man appeared to be on his mettle and played for all he was wortn to the end. Soon after the start Tippett, for Aberdare, found the net with a shot which quite deceived the home goalkeeper. Before half-time, after a little pressing, Brad- shaw for Ton centred beautifully to Tommy Davies, who headed the ball home and thus equalised. From this on a ding- dong and rather uninteresting game fol- lowed. The men of Sweet 'Berdar were keener than the homesters and more determined in their play. This was espe- cially noticeable in the first half. There were no flashes of brilliance on either side to brighten the game. Ton. on the whole, attacked the oftener, and were much more dangerous than their opponents. MARDY 5gls., LEWIS MERTHYR 2. The above teams met in a South Wales League encounter on Saturday last, at the Hafod Football Field. The first half was very even, but a, little in favour of Lewis Merthyr, who, however, failed to secure a lead by missing a penalty. During the second half, Mardy fairly trounced the homesters and secured the trounced the homesters and secured the two points by 5 goals to 2, L. Grant was by far the best player on the field. The Lewis Merthyr goalie, too, deserves the greatest of praise for his excellent per- formance between the posts. OTHER SCORES. Tonypandy Thursdays 2gls., Pentre Juniors 0. Porth Y.M.C.A. ,2gls., Wattstown 2. Ton-Pentre Thursdays 5gls., Merthyr Thursdays 1. Ynvshir Albions 4gls., St. Cynon's 2.
RUGBY. EBBW VALE lOpts., TREHERBERT 3. Ebbw Vale visited Treherbert last Saturday. R. Duncan and J. Thomas, two of Treherbert's best forwards, were unable to turn out at the last moment. Dai Jones, the Welsh international for- ward, was included in the Treherbert team. An interchange of kicks immediately followed the kick-off, the ball eventually finding its way to touch at the centre. Chick Jenkins placed Ebbw Vale in an attacking position through an useful kick. A penalty was given against Tre- herbeit, from which the same player (Jenkins) placed a goal. J. Rees smartly followed up a good kick by Felton, and succeeded in bringing dowii the visitors' full-back, Davies, before he could part with the ball. Abbey Thomas nullified the effort by failing to take a. pass. After a good round of passing by the visiting backs, Higgins crossed with a try in the corner, which Jenkins failed to convert. Play was sent back to mid-field through a penalty to Treherbert. Llewellvn made a great spurt for Ebbw Vale. 'He had beaten the defence, when Cox gave chase and overtook him after he had already crossed the Treherbert line. Llewellyn, however, was unlucky in losing the ball as Cox tackled him. The second half opened in favour of the visitors. Felton's kick was charged down by Higgins, the ball rolling over the home line. Smith managed to drop on it, and thus scored the second try for Ebbw Vale. Chick Jenkins goaled. Francis, Williams, and Evans combined well and so placed Treherbert oil the aggressive. The homesters continued to attack, and eventually Bevan scored for Treherbert after some good forward play. Dai Jones failed with the kick.
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