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Merthyr Man Found Drowned.


Merthyr Health Committee.1

Theatre Royat Merthyr.

Appeals at Quarter Sessions.


Merthyr Board of Guardians.



FOOTBALL. At last! The Merthyr Northern Union team yesterday (Thursday) defeated Warrington at Rhydycar, and right well was the victory earn- ed. There was no fluke about it either, as the Merthyr men won by two goals, three tries (13 points) to two tries (6 points). This was the tirs victory over & North team this season— that is, a League team. It may be urged that Warrington were not at full strength; neither were Merthyr, who, as a. matter of fact, start- ed with twelve men. The Wirepullers hava had several hard matches during the last week, and were a. bit stale, it is true. After making all allowances, however, Merthyr's_ victory was a meritorious one. The pity of it is it did not oome a few months ago. At the outset, a win for Warrington seemed cor tain, as they attacked immediately, and the redoubtable Fish almost heat the defence. Then Dickenson, a clever centre, essayed a drop at goal, the ball sailing outside. Keeping up the pressure, the Wirepullers at last broke through the defenoe, Dainty scoring' a try. Then the Merthyr men roused themselves, and by means of a series of rushes on the part of the forwards, the Warrington line was reached. Here a. scrimmage was formed, and Rees, get- ting the ball, dodged over. Before the interval Merthyr went ahead. Reed made a gallant run up the touch line, and then passed in- wardj to Harris, who, failing to reach tho lino, parted with the ball. The Warrington full- back gathered it, but lost it, and Syd James snapped it up, and scored, between the posts. Ponty Thomas added the goal points, and the spectators shouted. They became more enthu- siastic than on any previous occasion this sea- son- # Early in the second half- Warrington reduced the lead, Fish scoring a try far out. A few minutes later Merthyr were penalised for off- side in front of the posts. This appeared to be a gift gcal, but the kick failed, and the spectators heaved a sigh of relief. The home- sters had eased up somewhat, but now they realised that if they were to win they would have to strain every nerve. Warrington had been attacking strongly, but they were dis- lodged, and then Reed secured the ball at the centre, and burst away. Spectators were sim- ply mazed when they saw that he had clean beaten the opposition. Several Warrington men set off in hot pursuit, and when Reed was within ten yards of the line, as he was being overhauled, he passed to Bevan, who scored amid loud cheering, which was renewed when Ponty Thomas added the goal points. And so the game ended; Merthyrians were elated, but the Wirepullers were despondent. It was an attractive game, and on the day's play victory went to the better side. The Merthyr Town Club has many important fixtures to. get through before the close of the present season. To-morrow (Saturday) Bris- tol Rovers Reserves aae due at Penydarren Park in a Western League'imateh, and as the Merthyr teantf willba at full strength a first- olass game is sure to be seen. The improved form of. the home eleven in recent matches against first-clpss teams gives, promise of a win over their strong rivals from Bristol, r The remaining fixture* include Aberdare (ouihern! League), Queen's Park Rangers, Bath, and-Banyat hokne. >: The final of the South Wales Senior Cup will be played gt the Park on Monday next between Treharrisi who gave Merthyr their quietus in the Welsh Cup competition, and Ton Pentre, who accounted for the locals' last chance in the cup hunt this season. No doubt there will be an interesting fight between these keen rivals. Kick-off at 5 o'clock. The cup will be presented to the winners on the ground. A benefit match for Mr. Sa.m Collins, the de- servedly popular trainer, has been arranged for Thursday, April 21st, between the pick of the South Wales teams and Merthyr Town, who will be at full strength. The meeting of these elevens should produce a game well worth see- ing, and as Mr. Collins is deserving of a sub- stantial recognition for the services he has rendered the club it is to be hoped that the match will be well attended. Roll up in thou- sands. Notts Forest were evidently satisfied with the reception they had from the people of Merthyr, as the following letter received by Mr. W. T. Jones, the Town Club secretary, testifies:— "Nottingham Forest Football Club Dear Mr.,—I thank you for your kind letter and cheque enclosed. I can assure you we enjoyed the trip very much, everything was most satis- factory as far as mv club was concerned, and I can only express the wish that we ms,y be able to visit you next season.—Yours faithfully, (Signed) F. W. Earo." I A Glamorgan Association League match be- tween Treharris and Barry was played at Barry on Wednesday in the presence of a fair- ly large attendance. Both sides were strongly represented, Mr. J. Jarman, Llanbradach, was referee. Treharris, with the slope, in the open- ing stages made matters warm, the home de- fence being exerted to its utmost to keep them out. Pickett tried a long shot, and the ball being knocked by Llewellyn against the bar in an effort to save, it rebounded into the net. From a penalty for fouling Westall equalised. Hands against Treharris in the penalty area gave Westall a second chance, with which he was again successful. Llewellyn, in goal, dis- played superb defence, until the interval, when Barry led by two goals to one. Bawy, with the gradient, went off upon the restart, and Thornhill missed the mark by inches only. A late pass by Stallworthv was taken I from White, and the Treharris defence was beatmi with a «hot -In the c -r of the. net. 1 Trekflrris exerted themselv •' '•vjatedly, but TU!?on and Llewellyn n-cr •'•»nd. Twice Br-sv.hill was -broligli't- t? his- knees; rnd do- aefvfcd the applause whicfi ,?Veetecl hb.:efforts in saving shots from lies and Westall respectively. Bssjy. WfiM l?ft geys to «*f' »



Mountain Ash Bill.



In Dolygaer Lake.