&NOUU £ D DOWN BY MOTOR. I I Occident to Little Gendros Girl. I Nellie williRing, the eight year old daughter of Morgan Williams, Fairwood- t.e,rra" was knocked down by a rnotor-car at Gendros, Fforestfach, on Friday after- noon. She sustained severe injuries to the right leg, and was attended to by Dr. MacP-itchie.
Most Horrible Death." j "A most horrible death was the com- ment of the Coroner, Mr. R. J. Rhys r. t an inquest held at Llwynypia, on the body of Thomas King (24). signalman at the aerial railway, at the Glamorgan Collieries. He was torn in two whilst engaged in oiling a sheave. One of deceased's legs and the lower portion of the trunk was found in the rubbish bucket, rnd the remaining por- tion of the body at the other end of the in- cline. Evidence was given that verbal in.' strnctiona had been issued by the foreman that the rope was not to be oiled whilst it was in motion, and the latter expressed the opinion tha.t King went to do the oiling on Christmas night to save doing it on New Year's morning. A verdict of Accidental death It. w. returned.
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EIGHT PRISONERS. SWANSEA'S LIGHT SESSIONS. CONGRATULATIONS FROM RECORDER. Swansea Borough Quartea, Sessions opened on Friday, before Mr. W. Llewelyn Wil- liams, ii.C., xYL.P., Recorder. Aid. J. DevonaLd was chosen foreman of the grand jury. in his charge, the learned Recorder said at the begmaiug ot a New ie-ar and at the conclusion of oue which had been a record ye,-x, so far as trade 'vas concerned, it waa iud privilege to congratulate the borough on its freedom and mimuuuy irom serious crime- It had been said that the more prosperous industrially a community was the more tiiq crime committed. That was happuy not til* case at all events with Swansea. Ihe calen* dar was a very ligut one, there being only eight prisoners tor trial, although no Ses- sions had been held -.ot the last three months. G. W.R. S HORSE HAIR. William Otten (27), labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing horse hair, valued ai h2 18s., the property of ihe G. W.R. Co. In passing &< .^ence of 12 months' hard labour, the Reco. J r told prisoner he was in danger of being charged with being an habitual criminal. Mr. Beasley (instructed by Messrs. Robinson, Smith, Son and Lewie) appealed for the orosecution. "PINCHED" PATENT FUEL. Thomas Carpenter (34), labourer, also re- ceived a sentence of 12 months' hard labour for stealing patent tiiel, the property of the Atlantic Patent Fuel Co. Supt. Roberts stated that prisoner, who formerly belonged to Aberavca, had numerous convictions against him, and had been sent to peiial servitude- Mr. Griffith Jones appeared fe-v the prosecution. IN TROUBLE TEN YEARS AGO. Mwa-rd Black (49), clerk, of respectable appearance, was charged with breaking and emtering the dwelling-house of Elisabeth Watkins, of 2, Oaklands-terraoe, and steal- ing therein 25s., a gold watch, and other jewellery, valued at £00, on Sunday night, November 30. Mr. Howell Owen appeared for the prosecution. Prisoner was found guilty of receiving, and it was stated that prisoner's correct name was McKay, and that he was a boilermaker by trade, and had served in the Royal Navy, but was dis- charged. 'Ten years ago he was in trouble, but the Recorder now passed a sentence of six months' imprisonment with hard labour.
A BIG FIGHT." 0 .——— SWANSEA BUILDING DISPUTE. IS FIVE YEARS' AGREE- MENT VOID? An interesting point has arisen in con- ziection with the demands made on behalf of the members of the Swansea. Building Trades' Federation. The notices terminate on April 30th next, and on both sides it is said that there is going to be a big fight, employers and men being very firm. So far the two sides have not met, though effort* are being made to arrange a oonferenoe. Meantime the, employers contend that the men's notice is void as there is a five years' agreement running with all the trades af- fected except one—the masons and plaster- ers. This agreement is terminable in May, 1915, and the point arises as to whether there can legitimately be a stoppage in May next. A Post" reporter has made inquir- ies and learns that the men contend th&t not only is the agreement void because the masters themselves have violated certair f its clauses in the matter of working liouu but that it has no legal binding whatever Since it was entered into the title of one of the parties to it has been changed from The Master Builders' Association to The Swansea Building Trades Emplbyers' Association. It is understood that the em- ployers are willing to discuss the validity of the agreement and a conference is likely to be arranged in the near future. The men's demands include an advance in wastes of one penny per hour, the working hours to be 53 per week in summer and 47 in winter; a suitable messroom to be pro- vided for meals; total abolition of over- time allowance for "walking time"; that no employer be allowed to sublet any por- tion of his work or any workman to take piecework of any employer; all work exe- cuted over seven miles from the Swansea Old Castle be considered as country work," for which 2s. per week ehall be allowed and 3s. if Sunday is spent from heme: and an extra penny per hour for working in abnormal or dirty places. «« WALKING TIME," The allowance for "walking time" is given at the rate of three miles an hour, the men to walk the first mile in their o-rn time. The carpenters and joiners, painters, masons and plasterers, bricklayers and general labourers are affected by the notioea.
HONOURS EASY AT ABERAVON. HOMESTERS GROUND RECORD SAVED, Whites' Forwards Again FaiL RESULTS OF PAST MATCHES. I Dec. 19, 1908.—Swansea, 4 tries (12 pts.); Aberavon, nil. Jan. 50, 1909.-Swa.Ilsea, 1 goal 3 tries (14pts.); Aberavon, nil. Nov. 6, 19^9.—Swansea, 1 goal 1 try (8pts.); Aberavon, 1 penalty goal (3ptc,.). Jan. 29, 1910.-Swansea, 2 tries (6pts.); Aberavon, nil. Oct. 22, 1910.-Swansea, 3 converted goals, 1 dropped goal (19pts.); Aberavon, nil. Dec. 17, 1910.—Swansea, 1 try (3pts.); Aberavon, nil. Sept. 23, 1?11.—Swansea, 2 tries (6pts.); Aberavon, 1 converted goal (5pts.). Dec. 16, 1911.-Swansea, nil; Aberavon, nil. Jan. 4, 1913.-Swansea., nil: Aberavon, nil. April 5, 1913.-Swansea, 1 converted goal; Aberavon, nil. Sept. 22. 1913.—Swansea, 2 tries; Aber- avon. 1 try. FIGHT FOR GROUND RECORD. I The All Whites and their supporters who journeyed to Aberavon on Saturday did not sail under false colours for they knew they had to face a grim and dour struggle which was as stiff as any on the card. Even in the days when the All Whites were at their best they had consider- able difficulty in winning at Aberavon, and invariably only got home by a small mar- gin. Nowadays Aberavon are a rising force in Welsh Rugby, and, prior to this match, at. any rate, they had defied the efforts of Any of their opponents to derive them of their ground record. Over the holidays they piled on 59 points against three in their matches, and out of the 19 games played only three have been lost, and three drawn. The fine form of the Avonites has oaured a Rugby revival in that town, and ever since Swansea won their last match at St. Helen's in the Ja3t few minutes by the nar- row margin of a try ths homesters were eagerly anticipating the return fixture. To- day they fielded their very best side, Pone- ford, who has at last secured recognition by the county authorities, and Guthrie Morgan being included. Had the All Whites been j a He to play <1, full ide the cfcanoea are that the record would have been no more. The All White committee ,eTe a trial to a smart young player na.med Beynon, who has ixLayed some graarl ga.me6 for the Swan- sea Secondi since incln^od in ♦.ha. comhina- tion. He formerly played for Mam«elton. This "was his first game for the All Whites, and it A-a. hoped he would oome through the ordeal with credit. In the past matches between these clnbs the games ha.ve I all been very closely contested, and during 1,1,e last half-down games ara-inst Aberavon Swansea have scored 20 mint,s against 8 and have won four times, the othPir two games being left drawn. The Avonites have not beaten Swanrea at St. Helen's for 15 yeara. Th- teams were:- SWANSEA.—Back, J. Bancroft; three- quarters, Owen Jenkins, D. Williams, J. Morris and H. Lewis; half-backs, Beynon and Rapsey; forwards, D. J. Thomas, E. Morgan, T. Parker, T. Williams, T. Mor- gan, B. Hollingdale, D. Huxtable and P.C. Hamens. ABERA VON .-Back, Johnny Davies; three-quarters, Ivol" Hopkins, E. B. Rees, Guthrie Morgan and J. Jenkins; half-I backs, Con Evans and F. Potter; for- w?rds, T. Ponsford, C. Jones, D. Rees, D. Randall, D. Tobin,. W. Hopkins, J. Jones and P.O. Miles. Referee: Mr. Ben Lewis, Pontypridd. The ground was oonsiderabiy on the soft side, and a heavy laden sky seemed to promise a downfall of rain before the en d of the game. A large crowd began to assemble long before the kick-off, which was timed for three o'clock, and there was a distinct feeling of confidence amongst the Aberavon supporters that j they would retain their ground record. The Aberavon officials had to lay saw- dust on the field in the most affected I places. At 2.50 p.m. the stand was packed, but the attendance around the, ropes did not number more than a couple of thousand, although the crowd was I coming in at a good rate. There was scarcely any breeze, and the bad state of the ground seemed the only adverse circumstance with which the teams would have to pontend. There was only one change in the Aberavon team, Con Evans taking the place of Will Jones. The homesters fancied their chances even more than before when it became known that the All Whites would be very dis- organised, the visitors having to play Beynon. a Seconds recruit, at outside- half. » D. J. Thomas led on his men at five minutes past threa before an attendance of about 4,000. A special round of applause was accorded the Aberavon men when they turned out a minute later, and cries of "Good old Ponsford" were heard. Charlie Jones kicked off, and D. Williams returned nicely to touch at halfway. A blind side movement was smartly executed bv Con. Evans and Ivor Hopkins but Dai Williams brought off a clever tackle just when the movement was becoming dangerous. The homesters wheeled the next scrum, and Potter receiving from Con. Evans kicked into touch near the visitors 25. Kicking ex- changes followed, and Bancroft with a lovely kick set plaig back to the Aberavon terri- tory. The ball came out nicely to Morris, who passed alone to Owen Jenkins, and the latter sent to Howel Lewis, who unfortu- nately missed it, bat recovered and fly- kicked into touch. Ponsford and Randall were prominent in a home rush, and Rapsey getting the ball out grandly to Beynon enabled the latter to make a nice opening. He passed to Owen Jenkins, who cross-kicked, and the ball was fielded by D. Williams, who was only pulled up after the movement had gone half the length of the field. Swansea tried more passing, but the movement broke down. Then the ABERAVON FORWARDS BROKE I AWAY waartly. Beynon and Owen Jenkins were much to the front with good work for Swansea, and they trana- ferred play to the Aberavon quarters. Midfield play followed, in which the for- wards were nicely matched in open work, and another bout of passing by the visiting backs put the All Whites in a good position. A rush by the Swansea forwards was splen- didly executed, and then the ball came out to Morris, who, running nioely, transferred to Owen Jenkins, who made a nice burst, but his reverse pass was nicely intercepted and Aberavon were able to relieve. Smart footwork by the Red and Blacks was the next feature of interest. Swansea tried more passing, and after a brilliant series of handling Ivor Hopkins intercepted and ran to half-way, where he was tackled by Bancroft; but he sent the ball to a bunch of his forwards, who got away with only Howel Lewis in front. Lewis apparently checked the movement, but' an Avon forward robbed him of the ball and ran round be- hind the poste, but to the disappointment oi the crowd, THE REFEREE DISALLOWED THE I SCORE, and called play back three-quarters the length of the field. Again Swangm ecame aggressive, and in rush they carried all beF.:Bi'vve, and in J. Davies oame to the rescue. His kick was well fielded by Howel Lewis, who marked in a favourable position, but Ban- croft made a poor attempt for goal. Rapsey and Beynon were working splendidly to- gether at half, and were naturally helped by the Swansea forwards, who heeled th< < J repeatedly. Beynon made a splendid shot for goal, the ball just falling short. The game was very fast, and both sides were doing their level best to provide the spectators with a good open game. Swansea pressed, but. Morris had a kick charged down and things locked black for the All Whites until Bancroft gatherod cleverly and sent play back to the home quarters where Groves and Potter gained some ground with a smart movement. The Swansea forwards were doing -well in the I 'ine-out and lost no opportunities of setting their backs in motion. The Avonites were l PENALISED FOR OVER-ANXIETY, I lond a long kick by Bancroft gained a bip ilice of territory, but the Aberavon forwards Vougfit off a splendid rush. Tom Williams, however, came to the rescue with a smart Tin and kick and then Johnny Davies put ;n a feeble reply when hard pressed by Edgar Morgan. Davies put rn some good kicking for the homesters ard then play "ame to the Swa-nsea side of the half-way line. Howel Lewis and T. Morgan pulled up another Aberavon rush and give and take olav followed. E. B. Rees made a smart movement, which Bancroft replied to with interest. T. Williams got avay smartly ind passed to Owen Jenkins, but D. Davies ■va« at home and he replied with a lovely 'tick. Con Evans and Potter were promin- ent, the former making a mark after a good attempt. Johnny Davies, however, did not shoot for goal, amd failed to find touch. Owen Jenkins gathered and sent down to Potter, who sent the ball into touch ten yards from the Swansea line. Some hard gruelling work at this stage took place and the homesters were making desperate efforts to get some reward for their perseverance. Several hard-fought scrums were waged in close proximity to the Swansea line and. eventually Rapsey wais penalised for ouside work. The ball was placed for Ponsford who made a grand at- tempt to shoot for goal but the ball went a trifle wide. The home forwards were more prominent than in the early stages and Ponsford made a deeperate attempt to cross, but he waa laid low in the nick of time a couple of yards from the visitors line. The homesters were at this stage doing most of the pressing and Potter made a poor attemp for goal. Huxtable, Howel Lewis and T. Williams were responsible for relieving the presure temporarily. E. B. Rees soon sent play back again. Guthrie Morgan and E. B. Rees made good runs for Aberavon but Rapsey pulled down the lat- ter with a good tackle and then the Swan- sea forwards got going away in a body with the ball Pt their toes. They got well up the fi"l. A couple of free kicks were awarded Swansea, and just before the in- terval the Whites brought off a great round of nassrine which nearly ended in a score. HALF-TTME SCORE: SWANSEA—Nil. ABERAVON—Nil. I In the second !f Bancroft restarted tor Swansea, and Charlie Jones replied. Then Miowed a temporary stoppa? owing to an h?ury to Beynon. The Swansea men tried to break away, but Ponsford was safe, and found touch nicely at half-way. Swansea were now only playing seven forwards, Tom Williams having again to assist the backs. Things were not looking very rosy for the homesters when Jenkins fly-kicked into the hands of E. B. Rees, who ran round strongly 011 the left wing and punted up the field. Rapsey saved his side when it seemed that thi" Avonites would score, and a moment later the All Whites had another narrow escape. The homesters made several at- tempts to penetrate on the blind side, but their, efforts proved unsuccessful. Owen Jenkins at length sent play to the Aber- avon 25, from where the All Whites' backs came away with e big effort in the way of a passing movement, and Dai Williams made a strong run, but unfortunately Morris could not hold his pass. Ivor Hopkins was fed on the left wing, but he was brought down nicely, and an exchange of kicking between the respoo- I tive custodians left play in the Swansea 25. The homesters seemed to be confin.1 ing their efforts almost solely to f4Drward play, and after a series of misses bv the; visiting backs Dai Williams just turned the ball into touch in the nick of time. Pressing hotly within TWENTY YARDS OF THE SWANSEA 1 LINE, the Aberavonites ga.ve Swansea no rest, and Dai Williams pluckily saved on one or two occasions by diving for the hall I amongst the Aberavon forwards. Potter sent out wide from a scrum to G. Mor- gan, who dropped for goal, but again the ball went wide, and in the race for pos- session Owen Jenkins fielded 'behind his own line and passed to Bancroft, who kicked right down the field. Swansea played better after this, but they could NEVER GET THE BALL OUT I CLEANLY to their backs. Johnny Davies with a lovely kick put his side on the aggressive again, and the homesters up to the pre- sent had been having the better of the play in the second half. Swansea, triel hard to work out of danger, but Johnny Davies fielded the bail safety from a Swansea rush and sent them back again. At length the Swansea backs passed cleverly, all the iren handling: in the h;;et style, but for some reason or other HDw-i! Lewis, when he had practically beaten the defence on the right wing, was recalled the referee. Batpeey was responsible fcr some smart work at the hase of the scrum, and then J. Jenkins made a nice dash in reply to a further attack by Swansea. The decisions of the referee did not please the home spectators, and some ironical com- ments were made by a section of the crowd. Another attempt to pqss by Swansea was pulled up by safe tackling by Potter, and then Hollingdale got away from the serum with the ball at his toes, and Swansea made a preat msh which was temporarily checked by Johnnv Davies. This left pliv in the Aber- j avon 25, where Bevnon and Howell Lewie were prominent on the attack. BOTH SIDES TRIED THEIR HARDEST but lacked finish, and it seemed as if the game would end in a draw. Smart follow- ing up by Dai Williams gained Swansea a big slice of ground. There was a slight stoppage owing to an injury to Con Evans, and then a tremendous rush was executed by the Aberavon forwards, who beat man after man for three parts of the length of the field before the movement was stopped. The referee had to administer a few words of caution to the play era, and Aberavon had another mark. Potter, however, elected to kick into touch rather than shoot for goal. A similar rush a moment latter was ma.de by Aberavon, which was pulled up by ￼ Bancroft, though play was 1? within five yards of the Swansea line. The home backs had a chance just after this, but they did not have sufficient confidence in themselves, and Rees kicked into touch. A moment afterwards E. B. Rees got in a good position, but the shoti for goal failed, the ball rolling over the line and Bancroft condeded a minor. Try as they wouid the Swansea men could not get out of their own half. The ball came cut amongst the Aberavon backs, but Morgan's kick, which was well followed up, was taken by Bancroft who replied with interest. The game had degener- ated into a scramble amongst the for- wards, and tllore were very few incidents in the closing stages. The All Whites forwards were badly beaten for possession in the scrum, and Con Evans on one occa- sion broke through nicely and kicked over Bancroft's head the ball rolling into touch ten,yards from the Swansea hne. FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA—Nil. ABF,RAVO.Ni-Nil.
SWANSEA II. V. RESOLVEN. SMART COMBINATION AT ST. HELEN'S. Resolven were the visitors to St. Helen's on Saturday, when they met the Swansea Seconds. The visitors have been doing well this season, and have only lost one or two matches, their latest victory being that over Glais, who suc- cumbed to the Resolvenites by three points. The Seconds have had a good rest over the holidays, and therefore k should put up a good performance. It will be noticed that Mr. Tinson, the ex-Blackheath forward, was included in the Seconds' back. Sir John T. D. Llew- elyn arrived shortly befcre three o'clock, and was cordially greeted. The teams lined out as follows:— SWANSEA li.-B"k, Joe Davies; three- quarters, J. Hopkins, T. Williams, J. Johns, and Alf. Waters; half-backs, Johnny Griffiths and D. A. Thomas; forwards, Tinson. Randell, G. Thomas, S. Elwood, K E\a.iia, W. Morgan, J. Thomas, and J. Hop- kins. RESOLVEN. Back. G. Evans; three- quarters, E. John, C. Bevcun, D. Owen, and D. Parry; half-backs, W. Evans and Evan Thomas; forwards. D. Dorrington, E. Jones, J. Brown, B. Williams, 8. Madley, W. Thomas, F. Witton, and E. Davies. Referee: Mr. D. E. Hughes. HALF-TIME SCORE: SWANSEA SECONDS—Nil. RESOIVEN-NII. FINAL SCORE: SW ANSEA. SECONDS—1 try. RESOLVEN—Nil. .———— -0 ————
PONTYPRIDD V. NEATH.1 ALL BLACKS AT RHONDDA METROPOLIS. The All Blacks took a capital side to the Rhondda capital on side confi- dant of bringing off the double event. Of course, neither Glyn Gething nor Glyn Ste- phens were included in the fifteen, but the latter will be fit for "work" again next week. Last season honours were even be- tween the clubs, although the balance of points lay to the credit of Neath. In the prevddus match this season the All Blacks won by 17 points to nil. The teams lined out as follows: NEATH.—Back, Gwyn Thomas; three- quarters, T. Owen, Reggie Stroud, W. Adey, and Trevor John; halves, M. Rees and Dd. Kanford; forwards, T. C. Lloyd, Morgan Lloyd, D. M. Davies, W. Hopkim, Jack Jones, P.C. Pullman, Arthur Rees, and Owen Hopkins. Referee, Mr. J. Davies. HALF-TIME SCORE: PONTYPRIDD-NDJ. NEATH-Nil. FINAL SCORE: PONTYPRIDD.-Nil. NEATH.-Nil.
PONTARDAWE V. TREORCHY. Treorchy visited Pontardawe on Saturday afternoon, the ground being in a aloppy state. Teams:- PONTAitiJAWE.—Back, J. Davies; three- quarters, F. Vaughan, W. J. Hopkins, S. lxivies and J. Phillips; half-backs, Tom Jones and T. Lewis; forwards, G. Morgan, D. Jones, A. Williams, L. Jones, P. Jones, G. Michael, T. J. Williams, and W. Rees. TREORCHY.-B"k, D. James; three-quar- tera, E. Whitlock, D. L. Hughes, D. O. John, and M. Roberts; half-backs, L. Roberts and A. Jones; forwards, A. R. Evans, P.C. James, G. Evans, C. Evans, F. Cardie, W. White, B. Williams, D. Jones. Referee: Mr. D. B. Jones. Swansea. HALF-TIME SCORE: PONTARDAWE.-3 tries. TIMEOItCHY.-Nil. FfNAL SCORE: PONTARDAWE—6 tries. TREORCHY—1 try. boorers: W. J. Hopkins, Vaughan and Phillips, for Pontardawe; Whitlock scored for Treorchy. 9-h
THE LAST TRIAL. SAXONS UNDER REVIEW All TWICKENHAM. ￼ ii °11"11 by tSe^l^t m tte last ot the ngl1sh International Rugby trials. The teams were as follow:— ENGLAND.—Back, *W. R. Johnson vBristol), *C. N. Lowe (Cambridge Uni- veisity), *F. E. Chapman (Hartlepool Rovers), *W. R. Poulton (Liverpool), and *A. J. Dingle (Hartlepool Rovers) half- backs *F. E. Oakeley (United Services) nd W. J. Cuilen (Oxford University); forwards, *C. H. Pillman (Blackheath), -iG. Ward (Leicester), *L. G. Brown (Blackheath), A. F. Maynard (Cambridge University), *J. E. Greenwood (Cam- bridge University), T. G. Fowler (Liver- pool), J. Brunton (North Durham), and. A. O. Bull (Northampton). REST (jF ENGLAND—Back, T. W. L. Strother (Harrogate Old Boys); three- quarters, *A. D. Roberts (Northern), J.; H. D. Watson (Blackheath), *F. E. Stein- thaI (Ilkley), and *V. H. Coates (Bath): haif-backs, G. W. Wood (Leicester) ana F. M. Taylor (Leicester); forwards, W. j J. Allen (Leicester), H. J. Lawrie .Jeicester)i G. Hopkins (Leicester), *S. Smart (Gloucester), *H. C. Harrison (Northampton), I. Woods (Devon Albion). C. S. L. Roberts (Guy's Hospital), and ■*J. H. Eddison (Headinglv). Signifies International. FINAL SCORE: ENGLAND.—42 points. THE REST.-27 points. —
AMMANFORD Y. LLANELLY II. HALF-TIME SCORE AMMANFORD.—1 converted goal. LLANELLY II.-Nil. FINAL SCORE: AMMANFORD.—1 con. gl..3 tries (14 points). LLANELLY 11 Nil.
BRITON FERRY v. GLYN. NEATH. i FIX AT. SCORE: BRITON FERRY- Nil. GLYN NEATH—Nil. ————— 0
I ASSOCIATION FINALS: FIRST DIVISION. Blackburn RoversO; Aston Villa 0. Bolton Wanderers 6; Manebe. t-or U. 1. Bradford City 2; Middlesbrough 3. Chelsea 2; Oldham Athletic 1. Derby County 4; Tottenham Hotspur 0. Everton 2: Newcastle United 0. Manchester City 2: Sheffield United 1. Sheffield Wednesday 2; Burnley 6. Sunderland i; Liverpool 2. West Bromwich Albion 1; Preston N.E. 0. SECOND DIVISION. Birmingham 2; Notts County 1. Blackpool 3; Barnsley 1. Bristol City 2; Bradford 0. Clapton Orient 5; Glossop 1. Grimsby Town 3; Leicester Fosse 0. Hudderefield Town 3; Fulham 1. Iveeds City 5; Stockport County 1. Notts Forest 1; Hull City 2. Woolwich Arsenal 3; Wolverhampton 1. SOUTHERN DIVISION. West Ham United 6; Bristol Rovers 1. Merthyr Town lgl.; Queen's Park R. 2gls. Plymouth Argyle 3; Swindown Town 1. Southampton 2; Card 18 City 0. Reading 2; Exeter City 2. Coventry City 2; Portsmouth 2. Watford 3; Brighton and Hove 1. Norwich City 6; Southend United 0. Gillingham 1; Northampton Town 1. RUGBY FINALS: I England 42 points; The Rest 27. Blackheath 33; Richmond 10. Old Leysians 6; Harlequins 2,2. London Scottish 6; Old Merchant T. 6. Devom Albion 3; Newport 6. Cheltenham 0; Pontypool 6. Manchester 10; Headingley 0. Gloucester 3; Leicester 0 London Irteh 5; Old Blues 14. Ealing 8; London Welsh 0. Moseiey 5; Coventry 10.
Wife Per Pound. I A certain butcher was receiving the con ;ratulations of his friends upon hia recent iiarriage. Coupled with appreciation of hiR vife was a consciousness d financial loss, III? to entertaining, jewellery, and other icidentals She's all right, thank you," aid the butcher, .( but-ahe's cost me in lOd. a pound I"—" T.P. Weekly."
LLANELLY V. MMtFF ￼ HOT GAME AT STRADEY. SCARLETS DRAW FIRST BLOOD But Visitors Win. On Saturday the Scarlets were eo'gBr^ed in one of the most attractive matches of the season, Cardiff being the visitors. There is very little to choose between the teams, judging by the form ahowoi in the Welsh Rugby championship, their records to date being as follows — ￼ P. W. L. D. Pts. for Agst I CajdiS. 18 10 7 1 129 89 1 IJelly 16 7 7 2 118 93 The Scarlets have been somewhat erratic, but generally rise to the occasion when up against a good side, and there were hopes that they would make a good show to-day. The teams were:- LLANELLY.-Back, D. T. Lewis; three- quarters, J. Owen Davies, W. Watts (cap- tain), D. Lewis, and J. T. Davies; halvae, Fowler and J. J. Lewis; forwards, A. Howells, D. Huddlestone, Syd fniilips; Rev. Alban Davies, W. J. Howell, Rees Davies, T. Williams, and Bob Evans. CARDIFF.—Back R. F. Williams; three-quarters, A. P. Thomas, Spiller, Tudor Williams and Tom Evans; half- backs, J. Mclean and Clem Lewis; for- wards, A. Gree i, Mog Griffiths, W. H. Thomas, W. Jenkins, J. Birch, A. Baker, S. Gaccon and J. Mitchell. There was an excellent attendance. Llam- elly opened, and the ball was veturnod to midfield to D. W. Lewis, who faT 1 to put in his reply before he was pulleu uown by Hlrd. D. r. Williams, however, cleverly saved, picking up and clearing grandly. Lewis was injured in the tackle l and retired. Rees Davies came out of the pack to fill the vacancy. The Cardiff backs were set going and got to within a few yards of the line, but were call-ed back. Cardiff again t rted I A PRETTY ROUND OF PASSING, I I but did not make much headway. Lewis, the local custodian, was playing grandly and stopped several rushes. Alban Davies and ) Bobby Evans with a great dribble carried play to the Cardiff line, where Williams saved. Williams, the full-back, made a mark in a favourable position, but the kick failed. Cardiff were not doling so well as in the opening stages of the play, the Scarlet forwards, of whom the Rev. Alban Davies was prominent, giving a lot of trouble. For an oliside tackle of the home custodian the visitors were penalised, and loet a lot or ground. Strenuous forward play gave Lianelly the advantage, but two of the Nisiting for- wards, who were oliside, broke away, alnu were looking dangerous until 1. T. D&vLe,. pulled them up. A moment later D. T. wiliiame ail but dropped a goal. the ball falling a foot short, Ca-rdijf were now forced to concede a minor. Wild passing by the visitois, in which the bail wa: knocked on, ended in play being removed to the Llaneliy quartern where a minor was foroed, Watts touch-ng down after a rush. Eventually, the home men worked their way to the oentre. tfom a semm the Cardiff halves got going, but were re- called. Then Powler gained some ground with a kick, Williams making a feeble reply, because the Rev. Alban Davies did not give him very muoh time to get in the kick. Lianelly rushed to the visitors'twenty- five, but Williams relieved, homesters hI ought off several swart forward rushes, going well over the Cardiff 25 line. Lewis now returned, so that Lavies was able to again take his place in the pack. Cardiff were penalised and the ball was placed for Bobby Evans, who failed with the kick. Cardiff now swept down the field and gave Llanelly an anxious time. Eventually the Scarlets cleared and Arthur Howell made a great burst, supported by Hiddlectone and Rev. Alban Davies. The Scarlets were well over the half way line before they were pulled up. J J. Lewis broke througn beau- tifully and after beating a couple of men sent to J. Owen Davies, who failed to take an easy chance. Cardiff were penalised for obstruction a.nd Bobby Evans tried to drop for goal, but failed badly. Excellent follow- ing up by Cardiff gained a lot of ground and once the home custodian stopped a dangerous xush when the defence had been beaten. Cardiff got a ohamce again, but fvpiLkr was upset by J. Owen Da-viee before he outuld trolly become dangerous. L-janelly forwards werf, getting the bette-r of the argu- 'ment at this in the Icoise, and Williams did so.n:e tine touch-finding. Bxrdh came away grandly, but was p'llted up by Williams, who was pii)-i. ng a sound game. A wonderful movement in which Watts, T. Davies and J. 0. Da-vies partici- pated, ENDHD IN THE LAST-NAMED SCOR- I ING. The kick for groal failed. Wa,tts aKraiin started a mo/emeat, and Lianelly loobcd dangerous until one of the forwards got off-side. Right up to the interv?.] the vi a- tors were on the defensive, Lianelly keeping up a strong attack. The f^awards w«r» NEVER SEEN TP 'TTER ADVANT. I AGE; tlwv were- continually on the move. arA followed up v<?ry smartly. And then th- p-?ce fell off somewhat. Cardiff mad?.d??- I)emte <;S&r? to oocce, and Birch da?h.?d for the line, but was upset by Bobbie Evans. A chance her fell to the Cardiff backs. The ball went all al()I),z the line to Evans, who was the last to receive, but he vro.S sent into touch by Lewis. it was a fine tackle and saved a certain try, I HALF-TIME SCORE I LHNELLY.—"I try. C.ARDIFF.Nil. Hiddlestone returned the kick at the re- start and found touch. Cardiff at on e be- came danignarous and invaded the Lianelly 25, and fliddi*s lone then made a magnifi- cent burst, taking plav to the centre. The home forwards A-et-- off again a few minutes later, and werat all the way to the line, where J. J. Te-,v 's tackled Spiller with the, ball. Llauielly were awaixifd a pellalty which fell short. Cardiff quickly wor'^l out of danger, but LLinelly returned to the attack, as the result of a movement by Wa.tts and J. J. T ^»-is, the latter beinq seøn at his best. Soulier made a da;sli, but was brought down in erajnd We.'kt*. Fow ler was laid out in tackling Cnllaai, and the crowd loudly hex.ted. Hiddlestone was now taken out fit tixe scrum to help the back-*), but soon returned. SniIlo;r the defence ailJ on his own, brt the custodian I BROUGHT HIM Doxw; WITH A GREAT TACKLE. I Kev. Alban Dal-les .stood out as one of the beat forwards an the fieVl, and again (.\él,111C veiry much into 4he picture with a brilliant dash from the lip eorlt, in whioh he wits well supruM^ Lewis was upt a yard outside, and in the tackle he was injured, but resumed la.ter. Lianelly continued to keep up the pressure, but only a minor resulted. After the kick-out the Scarlets caxne to the Car- diff quarters. Watts with a long kick found tcuch a few yards out. Cardiff were again dangerous, but LLANELLY MADE NO MISTAKE about their tackling. On several occasions they turned defence into attack and fairly puzzled the Cardiff men. J. Owen Davies was laid out and had to retire. Immediately after the restart Tom Evans scored for Cardiff, after brilliant passing aaid Birch beautifully converted. Towards the end, after great passing by Cardiff, Tom Evans again scored, but the trv was not converted. FINAL SCORE: I CARDIFF—1 converted goal, 1 try. I LLANELLY—1 try.
Swansea Borough Coroner has been informed of another child death, in the person of the 21-month-old child named David Lewis Arthur Burge, No. 36, Car- marthan-road
LLANELLY'8 AEW SOCCER PLAYER. I Bailiff, Llanelly's international goalie, is .Aooverinsr from the injuries to his toe. hat he sustained recently while following lie employment, and he hopes to re-appiun n the Lianelly team in a week or 80 v aughan, of Llanidloes, who has played for Votts Forest and Tottenham Hotspur, ha signed for the Llanelly Soooer Club. He is | at home at oentre forward, inside left OJ I outside left-
INTO FOURTH ROUND. SWANS' CUP TUSSLE. I CHESTER PUT UP BIG FIGHT. Homesters' One Goal Win. WELSH CUP. I Holders (19i!n-JLoj— owajjseo, Town. &enu-jui»l—at (Jardilt—bwansfca Town, 4 goals; Cardiff City, 2 goals. lnal-at Carditt—bwajusea Town, 0; Pontypridd, o. Rep.ay-at Tonpyandy-,Swansea Town, 1; -Pontypridd, 0. h (by "AJAX.") I Undoubtedly uie SwautI greatest achieve- .11ent in tneir initial season was the winning oi the WeLh Cup. Not only did they makv dlSOOlY oy winning the tropny at their first attempt, but tney oucceeaeu in spite of most, xormiciaDie obstacles. Luck waa dead against them in ail the draws, ana aJi the most diincuit teams were opposed to l,hém -way irom home, including H lexnam, Aier Cardiff City, and Pontypridd. Tht victory over Wrexham was a brilliant one, out the greatest triumph of the series was dlat scored at tne expense of Carcuii (Jity ai Gillian i'ark. At half-time in that memor- jole matcn Swansea stock was very mucn uelow par. 1 remmber distinctly the gloom wflicil settled over toile large Swansea con- -tile,lbnt, on the cnoap side auring the inter- vat They could be ciiseanguistied by then vvnite rosettes, and the two goale against wiieir pets somewnat damped tneir enuiusi- ,JA-. The Swains' brilliant recovery in the acond half was a periormance wiuch has aot been equalled up-to-ciate. The team to a man maae a magnificent effort and their grand rally completely routed their oppon- ents. Wnat a scene there was when the owans scored their third goal. One half of wie tanner bank" was a mass of flutter- ing wfeite handkerchiefs. To-day the Swans embarked upon tneir second season's attempt in the premier Welsh competition and were pitted agauiiat one of the best Northern com- binations. Every Swansea supporter was justly confident in the ability ot the team uO make furtaeL- progreæ. The teams were: SWANSEA TOWN.-Goal, ¡;)t.orey;! D?cks, AUm.&n and Cleveiley; halt-backs, Dully, Bassett and Cubberiey; forwaras, ,-Lebber, Coleman, Ball, Anderson and Greer. CHESTER.—Go?, Carhne; backs, Baida- ley and Morris half-backs, Griffiths, W ol- stenhome and Wynn forwards, Challinor, McCarthy, Cook, Matthews and Lloyd. Referee ,.Vlr. A. H. Oakley, Wolverhamp- ton. Linesmen-Mr. H. A. Morris (lalandrin- lod) and Mr. T. H. Owen (Cardiff). There were eleventh hour changes in the Swans. Nicholas stood down in consequence of an inj ury to this leg and Cleveriey hlied the vacncy at left back. Weir, the centre forward, was called away to Scotland by a family bereavement and Ball took his place, Coleinan coming into the team at inside right. Before tha kick-off the calibre of the Ches- ter team waa unknown. It was a matter of speculation whether the changes in the home side would have a weakening effect, more especially in the forward line. Nicho- las' absence made many folk doubtful as to the soundness of the defence before the game sLuted. The visitors came down full of op- timism, ind before the kick off I THEY FANCIED THEIR CHANCES I of putting the Swans out of the competi- tion. The ground waa Ln an excellent con- dition, considering the recent frost, and everything favoured fast and open football. When the teams fielded there were about 5,000 present but thoy poured m rapidly Duffy captained the home side and won the toss, eliciting to play from the Citadel end. Kicking-off the visitors attacked prettily and Cook, beating Allman and Bassett, es- sayed a shot which just tipped over the cross-bar. The Swans, however, quickly settled down, and a beautiful movement travelling across, to Greer saw the inside left send in magnificent shot which the goalie just diverted over the line. It waa a nar- row escape, indeed, and the resulting corner was only cleared in the nick of time. Play- was scientific and fast and during tne open- ing stages neither side had a decided ad- vantage. The homesters were slowly but surely settling down on the aggressive, and I at length BALL RECEIVING FINELY I from Cubtfcerley scored the first goal w.ith a beautifully judged shot. The goalie got his hand to the ball but could net prevent it going into the net. Aft-er first blood had been drawn the Swans vigorously took up the attack, and Ball attempted to repeal his opening performance but this time his shot went 'wide. The visitors' footwork on timea was delightful and Bardsley and Morris, their ba.cks, several times took the leather from the toes of the Swansea quin- tette in the daintiest maimer imaginable. Billie Ball evidently had his best shooting boots on and once he grazed the bar with a great pot shot. The placing of the homesters was very faulty on times, and once Cook was given a beautiful run through when a pass of Coleman's went astray. Allman, however, galloped up to the rescue and cleared in his best style. Offside once spoiled a splendid chance presented by a centre from Messer, and the visitors got on the aggressive from the resulting free kick. Bali got a magnificent chance from Bas- sett, and after beating both backs he un- fortunately shot a few inches wide. Storev got his first test when he had to deal with a slow ground shot, and he amused the crowd by clearing with a huge throw-out. Allman was tiie star artiste of the defence but once the visitors misled certain goai when -AleCarthy shot wide from a centre which found Storey out of position, Ureer and Ball loomed largely in a thrilling raid on the Chester goal but the offside rule nipped the movement in the bud. The Chester backs were playing a pretty defen- sive game and Morris did weil in holding up Coleman and Messer on a. cot pie of occasions when the right wingeTs seemed well away. Tiie Swans appeared to bo certain scorer, when Ball and Coleman got awa, but the .y but tiie latter was fouled in the area and the re- feree awarded a penalty. Amidst great ex- citement Greer struck the pbat with the kick and the Chester goalie brought oil a wonderful save from a shot taken by An- derson from the rebound. Carline, the goalie. had to dive for the leather at full stretch, and he was deservedly chcered to the echo. A free kick against Cleveriey gave Chester a chance, but Cook, instead of shooting, foolishly passed out, with the re- sult that the ball rolled over the goal line. Ball was feeding his outside men but the referee's interpretation of the off- side rule was queer on times and it operated hardlv oil the Swans. The homesters were I now doing all the attacking and the Chester goalie had to give away a corner in order to save from Anderson. The referee was ironically cheered when he coridescendauglv noticed an infringement on the part of tIle 1 visitors, &nd from the free kick Ball got beautifully away and forced another corner, but Greer's flag kick was faulty. Anderson mce headed in finely from Messer and Car- line again was lucky in saving. The luck was certainly with the visitors, and they were fortunate in only having one goal against them on the run of the play. Greer nullified a couple of corners by bad placing and Billie Ball made a glorious run through and had hard luck in striking the upright when he was clean through. The visiting Tonlie was the outstanding man on his side and his keeping of the net was brilliant. Then play became more and more of the cup 1-ic order as time went on, and benofittm- by long range passing the visitors got in a xniple of giot pot-shots which Storey did well in clearing. A foul against Cuber- ley, dew qp, ffavo Chester yet another op- portunity of drawing level but Wynn shot ] widl. I HALF-TIME SCORE: SWANSEA TOWN—1 goal. CHESTER—Nil. The restart was taken by Ball, and the homesters took up the attack through Greer, who centred finely across the goal- mouth, but Coleman headed wide. There were about 9,000 SPECTATORS PRESENT, and they were kept on tip-toe with excite- ment when from centres by Greer, Ball, Anderson and Coleman had shots chargea Jown. A miskick by Allman saw Ches- ter get close up, and forcing a corner they placed the home goal in jeopardy, but the flag kick went over the goal line. The spectators were clamouring for ano- ther goal, but it was Chester who were now attacking, and fortunately for the Swans their opponents were weak in front cf goal. Bassett was the first man to be laid out, a knee ifijury necessitating his retirement to the pavilion, carried on Bob Crone's shoulders. With only ten men the homesters had to defend might and main, and Cubberley had to come to the rescue. The Swans then woke up and forced another corner, but it proved futile. It transpired that Bassett's ankle had gone. The Swans played four forwards, Ander- son going to the left half position, and Oub- berley in the oentre. Aliman was playing a great game, and be pulled up the visitors time after time when they attempted to get going. The depleted Swansea forward line wad playing under great difficulty, and the gap In the inside position deprived it of its attacking faroe. As time went on rioka were taken by both sides, but up to date neither defence was found wanting. Long ¡ paases from Greer to Messer and back again failed to get through, a.nd once S'OREY MADE A BRILLIANT SAVE from McCarthy. Bas* "ft resumed a.midst oheers, but it waa noticed that he was limp- ing badly, and at thus time Chester were giving the Swans & very warm time in- deed. Storey onoe tipped a shot from Cthal- linor over the bar in fine style, and Cub- barley nullified the ensuing corner. The home forward line seemed strangely lifeless at this stage, and nothing seemed to go right with them. There were many thrill- ing moments during the period of Chester's ascendancy, and Storey really excelled him- self in stopping a shot from Matthews when the latter wias barely q yard off the goal. Coleman was laid out in a collision with Griffiths, the Chester right half, but was able to resume. The strain and pace wae seemingly telling more on the nomesters than on Chester, who were tireless in press- ing home attnH: after attack. The Swans woke up Once when Greer went away and centred to Messer, but the latter lost the ball and a great chance of goaling went astray. Wynn was holding Messer and the latter was unable to loose the ball to his inside men Cook, the centre forward, ac- cidentally laid out Aliman with a kick on the chest, but the Swan recovered in remark- ably quick time. The Chester attack was persistent, but their forwards lacked finish, otherwise thev might scored. FINAL SCORE: I SWANSEA TOWN—1 goal. I CHESTER-Nil.
WELSH CUP. I LLANELLY V. MARDY. HALF-TIME SCORE LLANELLY.-Nil. -AIARDY.-Nil. FINAL SCORE: LLA NELLY-Nil. fAltDY-Ni1.
MURDERED MILL GIRL. iii) BRADFORD LOVE TRAGEDY. SUICIDE OF HER 'I ASSASSIN. A terrible tragedy occuned late on Friday I night at the Eclleshill suburb of Bradford. Lily Bland (30), a mill hand, was shot dead in the street by her lover, Jchn Pitts, who then turned the revolver upon himself, inflicting injuries from whioh he died m hospital early on Saturday. Relations be- tween the couple had been strained of late. Hearing the shot, Councillor Guy left his houi.fi and baw the woman's prostrate form on the ground. The man real shouted, "Go I away," and then shot himself.
SLAUGHTER IN MEXICO. THOUSAND KILLED AND I WOUNDED. (Reuter's Foreign Special). New York, Friday.—A Presidio message says that last night, after three days' merci- less rebel attack, the Federals at Ojinaga appeared on the verge of fleeing to Ameri- can territory. The casualties numbered a thousand killed and wounded. The battle yesterday was continued un- interruptedly". Attempts of deserters and wounded to gain refuge in America under a shower of shot and shell were pathetic. Half- naked soldiers rushed into the river, others crawled to the shelter of the rocks. The Americans disarmed the Mexicans and-forced them back to Mexico.
THh PGWDERHALL. I RANK OUTSIDER'S VICTORY. I The final fo.. the world-famous 130 yards Powderhall handicap was run at Edinburgh on Friday, and it provided one of the most sensational results in the history of the meeting. The raoe, which was won by Haddock, Stockton-ou-Tees, seemed on pre- vious rorm to be to the keeping of Henry, of Boliiess, while there was just a elight fancy that Mallinson would get first, riow- ever, Henry met Haddock in the semi-final, and provided a sensation by losing by inches when odds of 3 to 1 had been backed on him. A remarkable feutlle about the running was the fact that while Haddock's time of I 13 l-5sec. was the s!o?-"st of the semi-nnaJs, yet the hna! was 1-5th outside this time.¡ MaUinson and Turner each having found their wa, to the final with times of 12 4-Ssec. Another upset 6f form came in the 15 mile I Ma.athon, which was won by Hans Holmer, Am6rica- J.- r ehmaiJlell, Finland, the fav- ourite, taking third place. t
Among the students who successfully phased the finad examination at Lampeter College for the B.A. degree was Mr. E. C. Carr, son of Mr. F. E. Carr, Malvern-ter- laoe, Swausea.