MAEblfefcr & msrnuj gazeite. Up-to-Date Â!"VU..t..IH,<&. iwi turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at the Glamorgan Grai«tte" Printing Works. Paper.-A rerv interesting meeting was held at Tabor Hail last week, when Miss L. Evans, Gelli-lenor Farm, reaa an ex- oellent paper on Cartref." The paper was exceedingly well written and delivered quius fluently. Calfaria.—A very interesting lecture was delivered at the above place last Wednesday week (under the auspices of the Young Peo- ple's Improvement Society) by the Rev. Ben Jones, FontrhydycyfF, on "Christmas Evans. The chair was taken by the pastor, Rev. Robert Allen. Accident.—On Tuesday morning a young man named David Jonea, oi Gain wen Terrace, Nantyffyllon, received severe iniuri.66 t-o liio Colliciy. He was carried home on a stretcher by his fellow workmen, and appeared to be in great ^Breakdown at Caerau Colliery—On Tues- day morning an accident happened to one or the hauling engines underground, which raises journeys of trams from a deep, caus- ing a stoppage of that particular part of the colliery for the rest ox the day. The num- ber of men working ill the deep is about 4U. Tabernacle. — Ou the 15th inst at Tabernacle Vestry, and under the presidency of the Rev. W. R. Watkins, B.A., the sub- ject of "Protestaniaeth Anllhydffwrfiol" was dealt with by Mr. L. D. Joshua in a mas- terly manner. Miss E. A. Griffiths read a very interesting paper on Gwragedd da y Beibi. A.C-.V.—At a recent examination held at Cardiff in connection with the London Col- lege of Violinists, the name of Mr. p. VV. Brans, of Treherbert, appears as having passed the diploma of Associate. Mr. h/vans is a pupil of Professor Gomer Jones, G.G.V., and his name adds another to the long list of Mr. Jones' pupils who have obtained cer- tificates. Obituary.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Lewis, of Church-t»oreet, Maesteg, mother of Mr. Joseph Lewis, rate-collector, of Biynmawr-place, which occurred at her residence on Sunday after a long illness. The deceased, who was 83 years of age, was the oldest member in Bethania Welsh Baptist Ohapel, and one of the oldest and most re- spected inhabitants of Maesteg. She leaves six ohildren, four daughters and two 6ons. Entertainment.—One of a series of enter- tainments was held at Zoar Vestry on Wed- neaday last week, having been very ably or- ganised by Messrs. John Rogers and Tom Davies. Solos were given by Messrs. D. R. Isaac, John Rogers, Stephen Howells, Mald- wyn Evans, Misses Sarah A. Thomas, Edith May Evans, and Madame Edith Llewellyn; recitations by Mir. John Andrew Davies, Mrs Rogers, and Mr. John Jenkins; gramaphone selections by Mr. W. Griffiths, Coegnant House; flute solo by Mr. Josiah Thomas; and violin solo by Mr. David Davies. The Rev. S. Williams proposed a vote of thanks to those who had taken part; Mr. Zaohanah Jenkins seconded, and the vote was heartily carried. Mr. Maldwyn Evans terminated a most enjoyable evening with "Hen wlad ty nhadau." Carmel.—Operations have been commenced in connection with the renovation of Carmel Welsh Congregational Chapel in Commercial- street. The members and congregation of Carmel, who have for some time had this question under consideration, have decided to oa.rry out extensive alterations and im- provements, and the work is being carried out bv Messrs. I nomas Bros., of Plasnewydd- street. There will be a uew elate roof, fixed on steel girders and frame work; the in- terior of the edifice is to be practically re- newed, and a floor will be laid on a gradient rising from the pulpit to the entrance. The work is estimated to cost about £1.500, and the church is expected to he re-opened tor service about four months hence. During the alterations the services will be carried on in the veetry, which is sufficiently large for the purpose. Children Lost and Found.—The two little children of Mr. Jenkin Morgan and Mr. William Thomas, both aged 4 years, oi Bridge-street, Matsteg, who had been seen playing in the street together about mid-day on Sunday, weie suddenly missed. The parents, under the impression that they were in some neighbour's house or in one or the adjoining streets, were not concerned at first, but failing to see them coming went in search of them and looked in all places where they were most likely to be found, but their search was in vain. As night was drawing near the parents became alarmed, and the news that the children were missing was cir- culated. the information being published in some of the chapels at the evening service. About 8 o'clock in the evening the welcome news reached the parents that two little chil- dren had-been found in John-street, Nantv- ffyllon, and subsequently the little ones were brought home safely, much to the ielier of the anxio-s -arents. Male Voicc i'-rty.—About 60 members of this excellent party, which is conducted by Mor. Saul Rees, were entertained to dinner at-the Carmarthen Dairy on Monday even- ing. Mrs. Davies, the manageress, had pro- vided a mosu excellent repast, which was ap- preciated by all present. After supper a concert was held presided over by Mr. Wn Griffi+ius, C.ai.o., and the following pro- era--> <b ibiough:—Chairman s ad- dreL pr^^v-rte solo, D. E. Jones; selection by the party (" Roman Soldiers") song, Isaac Davies; song. Mr. T. Lloyd; grama- phone selection, Mr. Wm. Howells; song, Mr. Maldws:: ,yjis; song, Mr loan Davies; "Crusaders." the party; song, Mr. David Isaac; duet, T. Davies and Maldwyn Evans; gramaphone selection; song, D. Thomas; song, T. Williams; trio, Messrs. M. Evans, W. Thomas, and W. Jenkins; In the sweet bve and bye," the party. The meeting tein.. >tcd with the singing of "Hen wlad fy ;:h-\<l."U." Serious Acciaeut.—A young man named Idris John Bowser, age 18 years, of 7U Maiden-streec v. v, mielin, met with a serious accident at .c Garth Colliery on rriday morning. Bowser was employed as a collier but was accustomed to do other work when necessary. lie IV as engaged on Friday as rider, and was bringing a journey of loaded trams from "h- double parting to the pit bottom, the road being on a down gradient towards the pit, when two loaded trams ran wild behind the journey. In getting off, Bowser, who was riding behind, was caught by the two trams and his leg was mangled below the h- -'s brought home on a stretcher by his comrades, and Dr. Bell Thomas was immediately in attendance. It was found necessary to amputate the leg. Dr. Kirkby and Dr. Morley Thomas assisting in the operation. Much sympathy is felt with the family, the father having been ill for many from the effects of an acci- dent at the same colliery. The injured man, who is an 0111\ son, was the mainstay of the family. ilifle Club.—A Rifle Ulub has been inaugu- rated and nrnntice is being held nightly in the Drill-hnll. Rifles of .22 bore are pro- vided by the club, and some excellent scores have been put o". A fine performance has been accomplished by range superintendent D. J. Gri" hen he scored a possible, putting eifht shots n the ;n11er bull, all of which could bf covered by a threepenny bit. To hit a thir < bit eight times running a.t 15yds. is •••'orement which makes the stage trick u. k;.j.. ing a pipe out of a mane hand at three :vds look rather more than silly. Other orformances nearly equally meritorious huen accomplished, four other possibles h-wimi been scored, and it is possible for a novice to Quickly learn to shoot up to the -1, -t .T.u'd with the instruc- tion given by i he range superintendents. A newly-joined me ruber spoilt his first card, im- proved the s'-ce.nd, and scored one point short of a uh-ibk- on his third! Moving targets hn>— imnrovised and excellent sport is enjovod ench evening. A club han- dicap is being promoted, and the arrange- ments for fhn pocsion provide a full programme of sport and prizes. Fatal Accident.—Thomas Evans, aged 38, a. repairer, of 81 Bethania-street, Maesteg, met with his death at the New Pit, Coegnant Collieries, on the lfith inst. It appears that he and William "Keefe were in the act of putting an old arm out on the Dowlais parting on the east side, when suddenly there WRQ « fall of roof, which com- pletely covered EVRns. Keefe got assistance but it took two hours to release him. When .:drioated he was found to be dead. On Fri- aay air. xiowtii uumuoiwuu, uisuiuk wiu- ner, and a jury of which Councillor Thomas iii. Hopkins was foreman, held an inquest at the Maesteg Police-station on the body. There were also present Mr. R. G. M. Pritchard, inspector of mines; Mr. David Daviferf, manager of the Coegnant Colliery; Mr. Joshua Davies, overman; Mr. Ben RQes, surveyor; Mr. E. E. Davies, solicitor. Evan Evans, a brother, gave evidence of identifica- tion, and said deceased was 43 years of age, and was a repairer at the (Joegnant Colliery. William Keefe, 14 Park-street, assistant re- pairer at Coegnant, said ho was working with Thomas Evans on Wednesday night. They were taking old timbers out to widen the road on the double parting. By the in- structions of the fireman, they tried the top before taking the timber down. It sounded good, and he notched tho arm of the timber to reduce the strength, and put a chain around it. The fall resulted in about 20 trams of debris, and Evans was buried be- neath. Deceased was released in about I} hours. Evan R. Williams, 20 Glanavon- terrace, fireman at Coegnant, said he in- structed the men to put tho place right. He inspected it, and found the top strong. Double timber had been there for about two months. Dr. J. Harris oones said the cause of death was suffocation. It had been reported that the deceased was married, and in order to clear the point Mr. David Davies, colliery manager, appealed to the coroner to take the evidence of Jane Davies. who, after being sworn, said she lived at 81 Bethania- street. It was rumoured that she was mar- ried to the deceased, but there was no truth in the rumour. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." RESUMED WORK TOO SOON. Mr. Howell Cuthbertson (district coroner) and a jury, of which Councillor Thomas Hop- kins was foreman, held an inquest at the Maesteg Police-station on the 17th inst., touching the death of Margaret Davies, of 33 Garn-road, Maesteg. Diana Davies, daughter of the deceased and residing with her, gave evidence of iden- tification. She stated that her mother was a widow, and was 60 years of age. She acted as midwife. She had been ill a week with influenza, and told the doctor not to call again as she was all right. She went to bed on Tuesday night about 9.30, witness follow- ing her about 10.30. She woke about 2.30 &.m. and found her mother breathing heavily. She called her, but could get no answer. She then sent for the doctor. Dr. Thomas A. Gregg, assistant to Dr. Sin- clair, said he attended the deceased some short time ago to influenza. The cause of death in his opinion was cardiac failure, fol- lowing influenza, and was brought about by deceased resuming her work too soon. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. YEOMANRY DINNER. The annual Yeomanry dinner at Maesteg was held at the White Lion Hotel on Wed- nesday last week. Lieut. Prichard presided, and there was a large number present, in- cluding Major T. B. Bouoher (2nd V.B.), Sergt.-Inst. Dyne, Col.-Sergt..Payne, Sergt.- Major King, Sergt. Gaul, Col.-Sergt. Griffiths, Sergt. Thomas, Sergt. Treharne (G.I.Y.), Sergt. Hitchings, Messrs. Gilbert and Daniels. Miss Davies, the hostess, had prepared an excellent table, which the whole of the company enjoyed. The musical pro- gramme was of an excellent kind, and inclu- ded songs by Sergt. Hrtchings, Private Elliot, Messrs. Morris, J. Jarvis, T. Thom s, and Treharne. The Chairman proposed the loyal toast, and Major Boucher gave The Army, Navy, and Auxiliary Forces." He said the Army at present was in a transmutive state, and the Auxiliary Forces were in such a condi- tion that at present they did not know what they were going to do with them. The Auxiliary Forces had done their duty, and would do so again when called upon. Sergt.- Inst. Dyne, Col.-Sergt. Payne, and Sergt.- Major King responded. Sergt.-Major King submitted The Officers of the G.I.Y. in an excellent speech in which he said they were delighted with the Colonel, who was one of the finest officers in the Force. Maesteg was the best squad of the Regiment, and Lieut. Prichard was such an excellent officer that they could not speak too highly of him. Lieut. Prichard, in reply, said that the discipline and conduct of the squadron was due to Sergt.-Major King. The regiment had been very successful ever since it was formed six years ago. He was proud to say that every squad was full, and no doubt this was due to their gallant Colonel. The speaker then gave some excellent advice to the trooper^ and especially with regard to their mounts. He then proposed The Non- Commissioned Office.rs," which was replied to by Sergts. Treharne, Hitchings, Daniels, Gilbert, Laviers. and Corpls. Beynon, Jen- kins, and Horsell. Sergt. Hitchings proposed Our Guests, the Officers of the Maesteg Volunteers." Major T. B. Boucher, replying, said he was glad that good feeling existed between the Yeomanry and the Rifle Corps. When the Rifle Corps was formed 23 yea.rs ago, the wiseacres said they would not exist more than five years, but he was proud to say they were going strong to-day. They had the Yoomanry now with them, and he hoped they would work well together. Sergts. Dyne, Gaul, Griffiths, and Thomas also spoke. Sergt. Rees Griffiths, the oldest Volunteer in Maesteg, complimented Sergt.-Major King on his work. A vote of thanks to the hostess was passed, and a pleasant evening ended in the singing of God save the King."
CHARGE OF HORSE STEALING. -O- —- CAERAU BRAKE PROPRIETORS ANIMAL. Griffith Griffiths, a haulier, of Treherbert, formerly of Maesteg, was charged on remand at Bridgend on Saturday with stealing a horse, the property of Edward Morgan, an overman and brake proprietor, of 48 Hermon Road, Caerau. Mr. David Llewellyn was for the prosecution, and Mr. J. Hadyn Jones defended. Arthur Lewis Morgan, son of the prosecu- tor, stated that on October 3rd he had charge of a roan horse of which his father was the owner. He put the horse in a field at Nant- yffyllon, which was properly fenced in. He went to see the horse every day until the 8th October, when it was missing. By Mr. Haydn Jones: The field referred to adjoined the Tonna-road. The prosecutor, Edward Morgan, said on the 18th October he went to Penygraig, where he saw the horse in the stable of Mr. Rees Thomas. The horse was worth £23 or £24. Morgan Hicks, grocer, ol 36 High-street, Cymmer, Porth, stated that prisoner came to his shop with the horse, and offered to sell it. He said he had brought it from Tre- herbert, and had been referred to witness by a Mr. Preece. He said the horse was the property of his father, who was a brake pro- prietor and coal merchant at 98 Gwendoline- street, Treherbert. He first asked £21 for the horse, but witness utimately bought it for £15. Witness wrote to the address given by prisoner the next day, but his letter was returned through the Dead Letter Office. Subsequently witness sold the horse to Mr. Rees Thomas, of Penygraig, for JE16 10s., as it did not suit him. In reply to Mr. Haydn Jones, witness de- nied that prisoner said his father, who was dead, had been a coal contractor. Mr. D. Llewellyn: Have you been paid for the horse by Mr. Rees Thomas? Witness: No. Sergt. Rees Davis spoke to receiving pri- soner in custody from the County Police at Canton. In reply to the charge, ho said, I and another man stole the horse at ten o'clock at night. I sold the horse for jS15, and we shared the money. I went to Car- diff, and the other man went to South Africa." Lter on Monday, after being re- manded, he said, "I wish to correct myself. I alone stole the horse. I only shared the money with the other chap." From inquir- ies witness found prisoner offered the horse to four other persons. His proper address was 7 Wyndham-street, Tynewydd, Treher- bert. Prisoner was committed for trial at the next Assizes. Mr. Haydn Jones annlied for bail, and stated that the family were respectable people, well known in Treherbert. The Bench granted the application, pri- soner being bound orer in £ 25 and two aare- tieø of j616 each.
kepokts OF Matches. BRIDGEND v. ABERAVON. These teams met for the third time this season on Saturday, the venue of the conflict being the Bridgend enclosure. The two previous contests, after very hard and spirited struggles, ended in victories for the 'Avonites, the first by 10 points to 3, and the second by 5 joints to nil. In this match both teams suffered from absenteeism, those not able to turn out for Bridgend being the two centres—W. J. Rees and Rev. Alcwyn Jones—and Guildford. The following were the teams: — Aberavon: Back, ^W. J. Rees; threequar- ters, Arthur James, A. Jones, J. Donovan, and R. Richards; half-backs, Willie Harris and Bala Jones; forwards, W. Jones, E. Leyehon, Gwyn Jones, E. Pugh, W. Gre- gory, A. Jones, Griffiths, and D. Main- waring. Bridgend: Back, W. Pennell; threequar- ters, 1. Matthews (capt.), Dai Griffiths, A. Hocking, and Gwilym Hopkins; half-backs, Jenkin Hopkins and W. Jenkins; forwards, T. Griffiths, E. James, B. Gronow, W. Gro- now, J. Chileott, S. Bevan, A. Richards, and Evans. Referee, Mr. Ben Lewis, Pontypridd. It was 3.45—a quarter of an hour after the advertised time—when Tom Griffiths started operations for Bridgend, and A. Jones put in a fine reply to the centre. Bridgend rushed the first scrum and the Aberavon goal was endangered, but the visiting custo- dian saved nicely. Iu the ensuing scrum- mages the home forwards were superior, and W. Jenkins made repeated to put his backs in motion. Dai Griffiths punted well up the field, and in some loose play in the visitors' territory, Aberavon were penar- lised, but the shot for goal failed. The Aberavon forwards rushed away to the home half, where Bala Jones dribbled cleverly from a scrum, but was stopped by Dai Griffiths. Aberavon now attacked hotly, and for some moments a score against Bridgend seemed inevitable, but Pennell secured relief by a mark. Leyshon, an Aberavon forward, dribbled in fine style to the home line, and scrimmaging ensued a few yards out. At length Willie Harris received, and a fine handling bout among the visiting threequar- ters ended in Arthur Jones scoring in the corner. Roes failed at goal. Bridgend were again on the defensive through a clink- ing run by W. Harris, but Tom Matthews transferred to the Aberavon half. W. Jen- kins got the ball out smartly to Jenkin Hop- kins, who opened out the game splendidly and started a fine bout of passing by the Bridgend backs. The movement ended in Tom Matthews scoring a pretty try, which Pennell failed to convert at a difficult angle. The home forwards were now getting the best of most of the scrums, and the Bridgend halves continued to get the ball away rather smartly, but the backs failed to penetrate the defence. There was a really brilliant passing movement, in which Jenkin Hop- kins, Hockings, Matthews, and Gwilym Hop- kins participated, but the latter was stopped just in time by Bala Jones. A moment later Jones got away entirely on his own and Hockings brought off a good tackle. Just before the call of half-time W. Jenkins re- ceived from a scrum some yards from the Abernvon line, and gave to Jenkin Hopkins, who dropped a fine goal-thus giving Bridg- end a lead of 4 points. Half-time score: — G. T. Pta. Bridgend *10 7 Aberavon 0 13 *Dronned. Pugh re-started for Aberavon, and Pennell replied, and then Rees Edwards sent the ball over the Bridgend line, a minor resulting. Scrambling plav in neutral territory was the order for some time, and then a visiting for- ward came away with a good dribble, but was stopped by Pennell. Ensuing play saw the Aberavon full-back collared with the ball in his possession right on the Aberavon 25 line, but the forwards, by a series of rushes, changed the venue to the Bridgend 25. From here Gwilym Hopkins brought off a magnificent rush along the touch line, and, punting out into the open, gave the other three,,carters a good chance, but the 'Avon custodian was "on the ball" first, and re- I turned to touch. Bridgend, getting on the aggressive by some good forward work, gave the Aberavon defence a hot ten minutes, and a score nearly resulted. Some pretty play by the 'Avon backs brought relief. Just before the close of the game Jenkin Hopkins nearly got through, but was held up. Final score: G. T. Pts. Bridgend *10 7 Aberavon 0 1 3 'Dropped. PONTYCLUN v. LLANTRISANT. These teams met for the second time this season at Talbot. The previous encounter resulted in a win for Pontyclun by ten points but Llantrisant on this occasion were san- guine of victory. The teams fielded as follows — Llantrisant: Back, F. White; threequar- ters. Francis. Pickford, Price, and Barkle; half-backs, Northey and Evans (captain): forwards, Roberts. Bond, Lambington, Dob- bin, F. C. H. Lukey, Powell, Jones, and Evans. Pontvclun: Back, T. Howell; threequar- ters, Jones, Davie8, E. Warburton, and Howells; half-backs, Blythe and Glyn Davies; forwards, Crandon (capt.), Warbur- ton, Bevan, Farrant, Bendle, Grimes, Ferris and Field. Llantrisant kicked off. Pontyclun imme- diately commenced to attack, and it was only the superb defence of White which prevented heavy scoring. After twenty minutes play, a clever piece of work on the blind side of the scrum resulted in Howells getting over. The kick at goal was abortive. After scrum- maging in the centre of the field for some time, Pontyclun returned to the attack, and a try was lost through one of the forwards kicking too bard, the ball rolling out of play, after the defence had been beaten. Half- time:- G. T. Pts. Pontyclun 0 13 Llantrisant 0 0 0 Llantrisant at the commencement of the second half put more energy into their play and looked like reversing the result. This play, however, was only transient, and Pont- yelun again put them on the defensive. Blythe got away well from a line-out, and seemed to have scored a try, but the referee ruled otherwise. The remainder of the game was played in semi-darkness, and it was utterly impossible to distinguish the players. Final score: — G. T. Pts. Pontyclun 0 13 Llantrisant 0 0 0 The result was a great surprise to the 101- lowers of Llantrisant, who had anticipated a somewhat easy victory. The score of three points does not show the superiority of Pont- yclun, as they were attacking for quite three- fourths of the game. Blythe was the most prominent player on the field, and the move- ment between him and Howells, which cul- minated in the try, deserved the applause with which it was greeted. Howells at back was safe, and kicked a good length. The "Ponty" forwards were good individually, but as a pack they were weak, and the same can be said of Llantrisant. On the Llantri- sant side White was the most conspicuous. He stopped the rushes in true Marsburg style, but he unfortunately met with an ac- cident while thus engaged. OGMORE VALE v. BRITON FERRY. At Briton Ferry on Saturday. Teams: — Briton Ferry-Back, R. Moore; threequar- ters, F. Bailey, A. P'arker, Nekrews, and Watkins; half-backs, Evan Thomas and S. Evans; forwards. Williams, W. Davies, T. Davies, George John, Isaac Thomas, Evan White, Tim Jenkins, and J. M. Bowen. Ogmore Vale: Back, J. Chilcott; three- quarters. Pinkard, Thomas Williams, and Evans; half-backs, D. Jones and A. Hodg- son forwards, J. Ham, T. Lloyd, C. Park- house, T. Hodgson, S. Smith, H. Ham, T. Williams, and G. Isaacs. Referee, Mr. T. R. Nicholls, :Neath. From the start play settled down at half- way, after which, by smart play by the Briton Ferry threequarters the Ogmore line was reached, and Tom Danes subsequently scored in the corner, and Dick Moore, with a beautiful kick, landed an excellent goal. Ogmore Vale by desperate forward rushes took play to near the home line, where play was at half-time. Half-time score:- n T PtSl- Briton Ferry 1 0 5 Ogmore Vale 0 0 0 A succession of serums near the line re- sulted in G. Isaacs getting over in the cor- ner, the kick failing. From half-way the visitors again broke away, and Harris, re- ceiving a pass, crossed with a nice try, but no goal resulted. Shortly after the kick out Smith got away from a line-out on the 25, and, doubling his man, scored the third try, which was converted by D. Jones. Final score: G. T. Pts. Ogmore Vale 1 2 11 Briton Ferry 10 5 MAESTEG v. GARTH. Owing to the non-fulfilment of a fixture by Aberdare, Maesteg entertained Garth on Sat- urday. Maesteg could only field a scratch team, vacancies being filled by junior players, while Garth were strongly represented, especially forward. Teams: Maesteg: Back, P. Jones; threequarters, Bert Price, T. Preece, J. Preece, and A. In- gram; half-backs, T. Duckfield and Evan Howells; forwards, M. Coleman, Ivi. Gilbert, G. H. Hooper, A. Rees, D. Ackerman, A. Morgan, H. Thomas, and 8. Hopkins. Garth: Back, Ben Mort; threequarters, D. J. Jones, R. Loveland, J. Howells, and B. Richards; half-backs, E. Evans and D. Evans; forwards, T. Mort, J. Griffiths, J. Hopkins, W. Howells, D. James, G. Saun- ders, A. Thomas, and S. Davies. Mort kicked off. the ball being returned to touch well inside the Garth half, where a series of hot scrimmages took place. Maes- teg rushed play to the Garth line, where Evan Howells almost got across. A fine run by the Garth right wing changed the venue of play to half-way, and then a bad kick by Ingram let Garth in with a try, which Mort failed to convert. Maesteg now attacked strongly, and then Evan Howells clean beat his opposition, and scored a try, which re- mained unconverted. Half-time score: — G. T. Pts. Maesteg 0 13 Garth 0 13 Following the re-start Maesteg rushed play to the Garth line, a minor resulting. Maes- teg were continuing to have the best of the play, doing practically the whole of the ag- gressive work. A fine bout of passing saw Johnny Preece score a fine try, which Jones failed to convert. A couple of minutes later Tommy Preece scored in the corner, Jones again failing at goal. Maesteg continued to attack during the remaining portion of the game, but poor passing lost them several good chances. Final score: — G. T. Pts. Maesteg 0 3 9 Garth 0 1 3 PORTHCAWL v. BETTWS UNITED. Played at Porthcawl before a fair attend- ance on Saturday. Porthcawl started the ball rolling against the wind, and soon took play to the visiters' quarters, where the for- wards forced the full-back to make a weak kick, from which J. H. Thomas made a mark and kicked a goal. Bettws re-started, and from a scrum on the Porthcawl 25 line, the ball came out from Johns to W. Power, who, making a fine opening, passed to Theo. Bur- nell, who running well, gave up to Thomas, and he beating his man passed to Will Lewis, who took the ball when in his full stride, and running half the length of the field scored behind the posts. The kick failed. A change now took place in the game; the Bettws forwards forced play to midfield, when the outside half, following up a kick of Anderson, scored behind the posts, the major points being added. From a scrum on the half-way line the Porthcawl three- quarters were again set going, and Lewis, with a clever feint to re-puss to his centre, beat the defence, and scored his second try, which was not converted. There was no further score when half-time arrived. Half- time score: G. T. Pts. I Porthcawl *1 2 9 Bettws United 1 0 5
*From a mark. On the re-start it waa noticeable that the Porthcawl forwards were much stronger than their opponents. Tom Burnell, the home captain, went out on the right wing, Theo. Burnell taking up a position as extra back. The home captain now came into prominence, his great speed enabling him to out-distance his opponents and to score three grand oon-
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-+- JSO i AND COMMENTS. BRIDGEND. Meetings between Bridgend and Aberavon are invariably productive of exciting football and Saturday's engagement—the third of the season-was vested with more than ordinary interest by reason of the recent good display of Bridgend against Aberdare. Local enthusiasts were looking to their men to retl ieve their prestige—the 'Avonites having lowered the Penybont colours in the two previous encounters. Fortunately the elements were much more favourable than those which prevailed on the occasion of the last meeting of the teams at Bridgend, and everything favoured a good exhibition. Bridgend did not, unfortunately, turn out a.s S,1nc:. hie; I'non'r "1-(1 absentees being the clever centres, Rev. Alcwyn Jones and Buller" Rees, and the dashing forward, Guildford. Consolation vas afforded, how- ever, by the fact that Aberavon were also without some of their "regulars." The supporters of the visiting side were confident that their men would do the trick again, but it transpired that the confidence was misplaced. It waa a hard, keenly fought game; there were two sides in it from start to finish. Bilt Bridgend deserved their win. At the outset Aberavon seemed deter- mined to make the pace a fast one, and the home defence was severely tested in the first few minuces. When the settled down, however, the aggressiveness was chiefly on the other side. Bridgend's superiority was chiefly in the forward department. In the scrimmages the home "ups" more than held their own, and their clealJ. heeling '/ave the half-backs opportunities without number. In the loose, too, the homesters played to slightly better advantage, though Guildford's little move- ments on his own" were missed. Tom Griffiths, Jack Chilcott, and Ben Gronow were the pick of a good all-round pack, the last-named coming into special prominence by his fine kicking, and Evans also gave a good account of himself. There was a good display by both pairs of halves, and, though W. Jenkins, the nome inside, lacked the brilliance of his opponent in getting the leather away from the heels of the forwards, he made up for it in nipping dangerous movements by the opposing backs in the bud. Jenkins has been making con- siderable improvement recently, and the understanding which existed between him and Hopkins was a pleasing feature of the play. Several passes, at crucial moments, went astray, possibly through the close at- tention of the Aberavon halves. Jenkin Hopkins opened up the game well, and his drop goal was a gem. Though the two centre-threequarters were absent, two satisfactory substitutes were found in A. Hockings, a prominent member of the Harlequins' team, and Dai Griffiths, whose services have been requisitioned for the first XV. on two or three occasions this year. Both players played with credit to themselves, and they comoined well with Matthews and Gwilym Honkins, the respec- tive wings. Hockings, in particular, shone in defensive work, tackling like a Trojan. The play of the threequarters as a whole may be written down as highly satisfactory, and their occasional passing movements con- siderably enlivened the game. Tom Mat- thews played one of his best games this sea- son, and his repeated attempts to break through the Aberavon defence deserved more success than actually attended them. To him chiefly redounds the credit of Bridg- end's only try, which was the result of a clever bit of work. Gwilym Hopkins came into prominence for some smart bursts along the touch line. Reference has already been made to the centres, and it is only neces- sary to add that the Bridgend Committee need never hesitate to select either Hockinge or Griffiths to fill a vacancy. REFEREE.
Entertainment at Pare 6wyllt. An entertainment took yi&ve in No. 6 Female Ward 01 .Yare unjUt Asylum re- cently. The scrupulously cieaa room looked a picture, with its weuitu 01 EWergroollB and holly, and so brignt öuti uneerful was the general appearance wiieu tne company had assembled that the patieut<s might have sup- posed they were in a paiace. the entertain- ment, which was 01 au interesting and varied character, was prepai-eu chielly for the amusement of the patients, who took part and were assisted uy the nurses. Dr. Cleague, deputy medical superintendent, oc- cupied the chair, and aiter his opening speech, the programme was commenced by Miss Edith Dagg placing a pianoforte seleo- tion from Mendeissoiin. Miss Gertie Hamens contributed a veiy ably delivered elocutionary study entitled The Angel's Message," which was loudly applauded. For an encore she recited now Mary rang the bell." A selection was then supplied from the gramaphone by the matron. Miss Harriet Morgan, highly pleased the audience by sing- ing "Please, Mr. Conductor," etc. The Misses Maud Poynto and ji. Hern gave a splendid rendering of a soprano and con- tralto duet, entitled, Two little maidens are we." At this juncture the patients were entertained to a spread, in the way of refreshments, which included tea, coffee, buns, etc., and this being new departure in entertainments of the kind, it was keenly appreciated. After doing justice to the inner person, the programme was re-com- menced by Miss Clara Jones nicely playing "The Maiden's Prayer." The Misses A. Havard and L. John contributed ft duet on the violin and mandoline, and Miss Gertie Hamens gave the "Ca h V» alk," accom- panied by the gramaohone. Several games were indulged in. which contributed materi- ally to the evening's enjoyment. It should be specially mentioned that the Misses Wil- liams (matron) and Jallow Idevuty matron) were present, and the staff of the ward de- serve special praise for the fyi-enf nains taken in bringing the entertainment t" a successful issue. Miss Gertie Hamens. the "star" of the evening, sang the N"t;onal Anthem," the company joining in. This brought to a close a most enjoyable evpnintr
Eisteddfod at Briton Ferry. An Eisteddfod was held on Saturday at the Drill-hall, Briton Jberr.>. Awards: Violin solo, prize divided between Miss M. Bond, Aberavon, and Master David S. Rees, Morriston. Pianoforte solo, Master J. Nicholas, Aberavon. Tenor solo, Mr. W. Rees, Kenfig hill. Champion recita.tion, Mr. D. Davies, Ynyshir. Chief Choral. "Yr Haf" (five choirs competed)—Skewed Music Lovers (conductor Mr. W. Duviefc). Con- tralto solo, Madame B. T. L^-wis. Cwinavon. Bass solo, Mr. D. H. Lewis, v. apcodt. Male voice competition. Roman Soldiers (nine parties competed).—Margam Glee Society (conductor Mr. W. Henry). Local solo (six entries)—Mr Erasmus Morgan. Briton Ferry.
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secutive tries, neither of which were major- ised. Shortly afterwards J. H. Thomas ran in with an unconverted try. Still Porth- cawl's scoring powers were not exhausted, as W. Lewis ended a fine bout of passing by scoring his third try, wide out. The home captain succeeded in scoring his fourth and fifth tries in rapid succession, the last being converted by W. Lewis. Time was now drawing to a close, when W. Power, receiv- ing near the 25 line, succeeded in working his way, by some fine individual play, through the Bettws forwards, and scored between the posts, he himself adding the major points. Final scoru — G. T. Pts. Porthcawl *3 8 37 Bettws United 1 0 5 *1 from a mark. Porthcawl were seen on the top of their form. The forwards played a fine game, and were well supported by their backs, who made very few mistakes. D. J. Hopkins, the home winger, showed fine judgment on the long line out in opening the game by passing back to his threequarters, which enabled them on two occasions to score. Tom Burnell, who scored five tries, greatly pleased the spectators with his strong run- ning and speed, while W. Lewis, on the other wing played a fine game. Praise is due to all the members of the team for the good game played. Bettws had hard lines in not securing another try, although they were out-classed in all parts of the game.—Porth- cawlite. MAESTEG SCHOOLBOYS v. BRIDGEND SCHOOLBOYS. A match between the Bridgend and'Maes- teg Schoolboys Leagues took place on Satur- day at Giyncorrwg. Both teams were fully represented. Teams: — Maesteg: Back, Leake; threequarters, H. Williams, P. Smout, W. J. Jones and C. Sheen; half-backs, W. Thomas and Ivor Mor- gan torwards, Gomer Ihomas (captain), W. Williams, F. Morris, Evan Jones, Waldron, Kay, G. Evans, and Mitchell. Bridgend: Back, Oliver; threequarters, E. Howells, Pugsley, Sutcliffe and T. Down; half-backs, Brothers Jones (Ogmore); for- wards, Bunstone, Whiting, Martin, Smith (captain), Fitzgerald, Reee, Hopkins, and El waid. Referee, Mr. W. R. Davies, Neath. Smith kicked off for Bridgend, and Smout replied with a short one. Bridgend with a forward rush gained a good slice of ground, and reached the home quarters, where Gomer Thomas relieved. Play waged in the home quarters., and matters were fairly even. Waldron by a grand dribole considerably helped Maesteg. A poor bit of passing was initiated by Jones, Ogmore, and the move- ment was spoiled by a knock on. Leake, the Maesteg full-back, was prominent here for getting in a huge kick. The Bridgend for- wards again rushed and changed the venue of play from midfield to near the goal-line, Maesteg being forced to concede a minor. Sutcliffe was conspicuous for a smart bit of work. Bridgend still continued to attack, and Bunstone headed a fine attacking move- ment, but Williams saved well for Maesteg. The Bridgend backs again started passing, but a forward pass wrecked the effort. H. Williams picked up in the open and trans- ferred play to the Bridgend territory. Oliver by a long kick changed the scene of play, and W. Williams made a capital mark. Again I the same player got away irom a scrummage but did not pass in time. The Bridgend halves were continually getting possession of I the ball, but the tackling was too keen to en- able them to get away. Play continued fairly even, Bridgend controlling the scrums, but Maesteg were the better in the open. A grand rush by the Maesteg forwards, aided by a lengthy kick by Sheen, forced Oliver to touch down. Gomer Thomas, last year a reserve International forward, was playing a capital game, and continually headed rushes. Half-time: — G. T. Pts Maesteg Schoolboys 0 0 0 Bridgend Schoolboys 0 0 0 Maesteg restarted, out gained little ground. Oliver was conspicuous for a smart pick up and a beautiful Kick to touch at midfield. Pugsley secured for Bridgend, and notwithstanding a collision with Leake, scored. bmith converted. Smout put in some useful work for Maesteg, and Sutcliffe was also noticeable for Bridgend. A smart tackle by Smout changed tile venue of play. Maesteg attacked, but Oliver saved splen- didly. The Maesteg line was then in danger but Leake kicked smartly, and subsequently Oliver put in a grand kick and had hard lines in not scoring. Bridgend started a bout of passing, but a forward pass ruined the movement. Smith picked up in the open and went over the line in grand style, the try being unconverted. Final score — G. T. Pts. Bridgend Schoolboys 1 1 8 Maesteg Schoolboys 0 0 0 It was a grand game, played under ideal circumstances. A three-points win would be a better representation of the respective merits of the teams. Both packs played a good game, Gomer Thomas, for Maesteg, and Smith, of Bridgend, being conspicuous. Both lads, on their present form, should secure their places in the Welsh team. Mitchell Williams, and Waldron, for Maesteg, and Bunstone, Fitzgerald, and Martin for Bridg- end, also played well. Sutcliffe, the Bridg- end left centre, was very noticeable for sound work, as also were Smout and H. Wil- liams for Maesteg. There was a great fight between the halves, and both full backs so- quitted themselves creditably, but Oliver did not have much work to do. Leake, for Maesteg, kicked splendidly and cleared his line in a capital manner. The following matches will be played to- morrow (Saturday), on the ground of the first-named clubs: — Pontycymmer v. Ogmore; referee. Mr. T. Bennett. Cefn v. Tondu Mr. J. Delbridge. Bridgend v. Porthcawl; Mr. F. Brown. BRIDGEND Y.M.C.A. v. PONTYCYMMER. This match was played at Bridgend on Jan. 12th, before a good crowd. Y.M.C.A. Team: Back, W. Hockings; threequarters, F. G. Harris, Ivor Howell, J. McLellan, A. L. Ward; halfbacks, G. Cameron and D. Griffiths; forwards, E. Hawkins, H. W. Warner, 0. M. Powell, C. Millard, F. Evans, B. Hussey, P. Burke, and T. Jenkins. Referee, Mr. J. Phillips, Pontycymmer. The Y.M.C.A. were far superior to the visitors in the back division, the passing of the home backs being brilliant. The for- wards were pretty evenly matched. At half- time, the Y.M.C.A. led by 1 penalty goal, 3 tries (12 points) to nil. In the second half the Y.M.C.A. scored two more tries, one being converted, and towards the end the visitors scored from a penalty by W. J. Rees, and a dropped goal by Parry. Final score: a t » Bridgend Y.M.C.A *2 4 20 I Pontycymmer J2 0 7 I *1 Penalty. +1 Penalty and 1 Dropped. Scorers for the Y.M.C.A.: G. Ca.meron (2), D. Griffiths (1), A. L. Ward (lj, F. G. Harris (1).