EXIT, THE SWANS. I ■ THE RANGERS TOO GOOD. CRYSTAL PALACE NOT JUST YET I One Goal Down. SWANS ENGLISH CUP RECORD. Sept. 27th, preliminary round at Swan- sea.Sivans, 4 goals; Port Talbot, 0. October 11th, 1st qualifying round, Et Swansea.—Swans, 8 goals Caerleon, 2. November 1st, 2nd qualifying round, at Swansea. Swans, 1 goal; Mid-Khondda, November 15th, 3rd qualifying round, at ,S,wa,nsea.Swanis, 4 goals Aberdare, 0. November 29th, 4th qualifying round, at Swansea.—Swans, 2 goals; Cardiff City, 0. December 13th, 5th qualifying rou;i„. 6wan«ea.-—Swans, 3 goals Willington, 0. Jan. 10th, 1st round proper, at Swansea. Swans, 2 goals; Merthyr, 0. Goals for-24; goals against, 2. (By 11 Ajax.") I it is no exaggeration to say that, the interest of every Soccer enthusiast in the Principality was centred on the big match at Swansea. Ih the past Welsh teams had struggled unavailingly to emerge from the qualifying rounds, and until the Swans com- menced their victorious career Wales had never been represented in the first round proper of the premier cup competition. Car- diff and Merthyr tried for several .season3 to rank with the sixty-four best teams, and it- was left to a Swansea side. to bring hon- our to the Principality s name. The Swans in reaching the second round had to their Welsh rivals out of their path-it was unfortunate that they had to clafh--aild to- day they were the hope of Wales. We have come to associate success with Swan- sea's name. Everything taken up by our townsfolk seems to prosper and the Associa- tion team is winning tl-,e universal fame that the Rugby team attained in years gone by. The Swans to-day were within the ohairmed circle. Through the all powerful medium of footbaJl the naire of Swansea has been brought to the notice of millions of news- paper readers, because the town's football team was one of thirty-two surviving after the first round encounters. The Press- clearly indicates the calibre of a team. Last season the Swans were an insignificant second di- vision team and they could hardly command I a small paragraph in the great journals of the oountrv. To-day there was SCARCELY A DAILY NEWSPAPER j .t '1 '1.' I Ul any importance tnat cua not nave some mention of them. Although the Rangers are in the same division as Cardiff City and Merthyr every- one recognised that the SWallb had a far bigger task Oil to-day tlian in the other pounds. They were confident in their abil- Ity to bbat Cardiff because they had done 80 before, but the London team looked far Hore formidable. They won much respect at Swansea by disposing of the ex-Firet Lea- jjuerg at Bristol, and that fact seemed to in- dicate to all but local supporters that the iHangers would wan to-day. Abertaweites, bowever, would not hear of defeat before the match. They pinned their faith in the "Swans because of their decisive victories OVer Cardiff City and Merthyr. The Han- M% were strangers to Swansea, but niot to South Wales. They were well beaten at Cardiff this season, and of course Swansea Socoerites said that what Cardiff could do Swansea could do also. However, I am fcfraid that that particular result was no cri- terion, because to-day's match was a cup I ftcounter, which made all the difference in the world. Swansea supporters, too, pointed the fact that Merthyr had even succeeded in beating the Londoners at Park Royal, al- though. the Welshmen, in their turn, wax* Cheated at Penydarion Park. The general opinion before the match was that IF THE SWANS COULD REPRODUCE l THE FORM they showed against Cardiff City and Mer- thyr they would just manage to win. The ground advantage, it was thought, would decide the matter in favour of the homesters. The changes in the home team, however, created an element of doubt. It waa feared that the changes in the side, which the direc- tors deemed necessary in viiew of recent cfuctaitian iin form would affect tihe oamibdn- otdon, but that remained to be seen. Nicho- las' absence was to be regretted because his presence in the team always makes a great difference in the play. Allman 'and Suth- erland had a great responsibility on their whoulders to-day, but everything depended Gpon the forwards. There has been a con.' siderable controversy waged ever since the beginning of the season respecting the merits of Mayo and Meeser, and the recent poor form of the latter led to the former regaining his place in the side. The directors too ohanged the inside men, substituting Mit- chell for Anderson. Time alone could de- cide whether all these changes added to the I efficiency of the attack. One thing was cer- tain, and that was that the Swans would or,toer the arena filled with grim determina- tioxi too win, and with the moral support I that only enthusiastic Welsh crowds can give. The team, were follows:- l SWANSEA TOWN. I J QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS. I | Referee—Mr. W. E. Russell (Swindon). Uneemien-Mosem. A. E. Bullock (Swin- 6aril and 0. Neale (Bristol). A& evidence of the interest created in South Wales, there were no fewer than eight Wfgft excursions—each well filled—to Swan- taea. from all parts. The ordinary services, too, were fully taken advantage of, and be- fore noon a. large number of people had I Enured into the town. The excursion from ondon brought down a big band of Rang- ers' supporters and hawkers of green and (white rosettes-the visitors' colours—did a roaring trade. The other excursions were from Newport, Neyland, Cardiff, Aberdare, Merthyr, Carmarthen, Llanelly, Port Tal- ibot, Aberystwyth, and Liandrindod, and each was crowded. The ground, though somewhat heavy, was In splendid condition, and there was no te'ater upon the surface. The weather was hardly ideal, because, in addition to the glooiny 'threatening clouds overhead, there was half a gale of wind "Wowing, and this rwa,<; certain to prove a tremendous advantage toO the side having its assistance during the first half. Indeed, in so important a game, lwb-.i a lead at the interval generally decides the matter, the winning of the toss is &n all-important matter, and the Swan- sea enthusiasts were all fervently Jiopmg that- Duffy, the vice-captain, wiOo 100 the side, would have the luck when tlh" coin was spun. The .Jeremiiahs who iwere howling during the week thia/t the Shilling chaise would ruin the gale, sbowld batve stood near Dillwyn-street. aai hour be- fore the kick-off. Huge otuwids pofuired down the approaches to the entrance to the Vetch Field from aU directions. The white rosette was everywhere in evidence, aonia enthusiasts having large favotiire wdtih long I efreamere attached. There was a good Eprinldinff too, of Green and White. and SOMh UF THE P. NO rlRS' I more demonstrative supporters were attired in fan try costmne-, over five hundred ex- ouraionastis having travelled with their pete," one of the stipporters being oorn- pleit'ely dressed in a preen and white garb. 'Mr. Sam William?, the Sw ans' secretary, received tihe following cable hefsne the match from Bombay: Put the tin Jicut on Rangers, Bombay Welshman." At 2.30 tlhce wiere quite six thousand on the ground, k including the stands Considerable amuse- ment was created by the antics of three grotesquely aittired visitore on the cheap side. WHEN THE BAND PLAYED "DIXIE" I they turkey-trottod to the delight of those in their immediate vicinity. The Swansea sootion was nclt quiet either, and Give it to Bailie" was rendered in chant-like form Whan tiie band stopped for breathing time. The crowd abijj pouMd in rapidlv, and 16 minutes befQre tr oamm?noamenft the at- tendance HAD SWOLLEN TO TEN THOUSAND I Kobert it,. Lee had a warm welcome trom the audience, and five minutes before time the tea mi fielded, receiving an enthusiastic greeting from fifteen thousamd rpectators. The visitors looked a trifle burlier than the Swans, man for man. There was something Like a murmur of despair when DUFFY LOST THE TOSS I and the Swans had to face the breeze. Weir started to ths accompaniment of loud cheers, wd Mitchell, receiving, passed right out to Mayo, the ball rolling to touch. Following i beautifully placed clearance by Suther- land, Weir followed up auid robbed Pullen, md Greer, receiving, centred, Higgins just clearing. However, the Swans ware not to be checked, and succeeding a free kick the ball travelled to Greer, WHO SCORED THE FIRST GOAL I with a magnificent cross shot. The score came two minutes after the start, and the crowd were well-nigh frantic with delight. The Rangers then took up the attack, and aided by the strong breeze they got up close rapidly. Mitchell, their centre half, passed wide out to Fortune, who shot, the ball dropping over the goal line. Ex- citing mid-fielcl play followed, in which Mit- chell, Bassett, and Duffy shone, and at length a "free" to the Rangers gave them a chance. Fortune, however, centred poorly, and Allman cleared with a huge punt. There was a rare DUEL BETWEEN THE HOME I FORWARDS ,,nd the visiting halves, and in this respect Mitchell loomed largely with some superb headwork. The wind was, however, spoil- ing the accuracy of the passing, and conse- quently several promising movements went v. Yong. The Rangers were, however, making the best use of their oppor- tunities, and after the Swansea backs were displaced, Birch, the inside right. was able TO EQUALISE FOR THEM with a gmand first-time effort when Storey was unsighted. Before Birch had nietted another snot by Thompson had been ohaoy^ed down. The Ranters were improving, and, after the Swans had *■> ;eiv negotiated o. corner, t.he visitors nearly drew aihead with a beautiful shot from Gregory. With rain beginning to fall and the huge wind against them, the homesters WEre really hard pressed. A foul against Ball saw Gregory again m poisession close up, but he made a weak shot which was oaNnv cleajred by I Storey. Another doubtful "-free" against Rail for a perfectly degitimate change led up to another critical period in which three shotis weire charged down ajid Fortune giettiijur offside the Swans cleared. Plav was etiil in the home quaiters and Bassett and Cub- berley made valiant effgrt,, tc keep the Ran- gers at bay. The game was by no means pretty to watch and so far the Swans out- side men had been badly starved. The visitors were taking the FULLEST ADVANTAGE OF THE It BREEZE. I and the Swans had to dribble the ball all the way when they strove to get on the aggressive. Thompson and Birch were the visitors' most dangerous forwards, and once they dribbled prettily past Allman and Cubberley. Sutherland was using the off- side rule skilfully in holding the Rangers in check, And at length Wair broke away, but Pullen robbed Mitchell and cleared. BASSETT WAS BADLY WINDKI) I in coUi.5Ïon and had to receive tb" atten- I tion of Bob Crone, the Swans' i traaner. thia being .the first mi500p. After a few minutes stoppage he re- I sumed, and the Rangers again attacked, Ball pulling Birch up in great style. There Were now Quite EIGHTEEN THOUSAND PRESENT, I and Storey, in listing out, won great ap- plause. Hands against Bassett made matters warm for the home defenders, and Mayo had to run back to save, but they were not finally repelled, and Gre- gory receiving, fully tested Storey with a lightning shot, and Birch failed the next moment to beat the home custodian with an equally good first-time shot. The referee came in for some barracking when he pulled up the home forwards after Mayo had put them well away with a lovely centre. The Swans, however, woke up, and in a thrilling raid Mayo made a brilliant run, which had the de- fence at sixes and sevens. He centred, a,nd Higgins was very fortunate in head- ing clear. The Rangers were, however, having the advantage territorially and play continued to be strenuous, desperate and exciting, without being Eoientific. Allman and Sutherland cleared nicely on times, but there was always a great amount of uncertainty about everything attempted. Both Fides- miskicked badly and sometimes there were bad fouls. Mitchell, the Swawea inside nght, was onoe unceremoniously charged in the back, but no relief came from the free: kick, and when Sutherland had two of his kiojes charged down things looked black for the homesters. Up to now it had been mostly desperate defence for the Swans, the Rangers being only troubled by occasional raids. The visitors' tactics were question- able on several occasions, AUman and Bas- I sett being victim* of illegal charging and tripping. A great invasion by the home- sters came very near the mark, the goalie saving from Mitchell's head. Yet another r foul against Queen's Park brought relief to the Swans when they were hard pressed. The passing of the Swans was poor and seve- ral chances were lost through weak passing. This was a department in which the visitors I. excelled, particularly their right wing. Half- time came with play in the Rangers' quar- ters. HALF-TIME SCORE SWANSEA TOWN—1 goal. QUEEN'S PARK RANGElfS 1 goal. The Rangers had to face the wind and rain in the snd half and kicking off the Swans, headed by Weir and Ball, made a splendid breakaway, only to be pulled up for offside. Fortune then robbed Duffy and Greer neatly, and dribbling down looked like getting in a sooring position, but Sutherland was all there and repulsed the attack. Mitchell, by 1 clever headwork. then got away, with I Mayo in attendance, but the ball rolled l over the goal line. Ball tried unsuccess- fully to centre the leather as it rolled dead and failed, and then the Rangers I again had to pay the penalty of employ- ing QUESTIONABLE TACTICS AGAINST I MAYO. The Swans were attacking might and main, and in a most exciting moleoe i-n the goal area Pullen just kieked clear from ) a bunch of Swansea men. The play was positively thrilliu?, and when the visitors got do?n, as the result of mis-kicks, Storey had to come out to save, and was injured in the process. It was a few minutes before Tie could re- srunre, a.nd then he distinguished himself for a particularly fine save, from Fortune. Cub- berlv did well in bringing down Thompson. and then Weir hail a oleiar course, but he failed to control the leather, and the Ran- gers again cleared. The Swans were now doing the hulk of the pressing, but the visi- tors were always dangerous, and ther pro- fited very often by the poor placing of the homesters. Weir once ag-ain got clear away, and when he had an open goal he was puJled up for offside. IT WAS A VERT NARROW RQTJEAF. Back came trie rpen in green and white, and once again Storey brought off a great save from Thompson when eJl seerae-d lost. With the Rangers dangerously placed, a centre from Fortune was accepted by Birch. but he chct wide. The crowd were j clamouring for the Swams to buck up," and Ball, responding very nioely, nearly did the triok with a lovely shot, which went only inches wide. Strenuous, but very ragged was the play, the touch-line being used far too often as a roeans of de- fence for the game to be interesting. The one baek game was very often I resortro tc, and the Swans were the greatest sufferers* G-r-eer being pulled up when a grand chance was presented. Cubberley once only missed the m?rk witb ? fine Dot Nho?, acd *A Sutherland made a wonderful clearance by oatching the ball between his knees. Dur- ing a loose movement on the part of the Swans backs, Gregory brought Storey to his knees with a stinging shot and the ball rolling to Birch the latter PUT HIS SlDii; A±tiiAX» I by driving into an open net. 'he cwana made desperate efforts to get on level terms, but possessing the lead the Rangers were now playing fifty per oent. better football and their forwards were playing very skil- fully. Barely ten minutes now remained before the end, and the Swans inevitably began to become flutried. In their .^nxicty to win they were failing to keep their plaoes, while the Rangers kept cool, and played in a Asteir- mined fashion. Qubberly, in breaking through, was fouled, but the free-kick had no tangible result. Ball got away well on one occasion, but was unable to penetrate th" defence, which was proving exceedingly good. The ball was being turned into touch on very possible occasion, and the visitors were killing time. Fortune, the Rangers' outside left, got away well, but Allman saved nicely. SUTHERLAND WAS WEAK AJ RIGHT BACK. ..L L- l A huge punt by huggins sent play oacK to the Swansea goal, and the homesters were penalised just, outside the area. Nothing, however, resulted. The Swans were now a beaten side. In the closing stages give and t.ake play followed, and it became difficult to distinguish the players as the light was bad. -? FINAL SCORE QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS—3 goals. SWANSEA TOWN—1 goal. —————
"EAST V. WEST." I SCHOOLBOY SOCCER TRIAL I MATCH. HALF-TIME SCORE E.AST -1 goal. WEST—Nil. FINAL SCORE: WEST.-l goal. ELIST-1 goal.
HOW THE OTHERS FARED. RESULTS OF REMAINING CUP I GAMES. Manchester City 2; Tottenham Hotspur 1. Liverpool 2; Gillingham 0. Birmingham 1; Huddersfleld Town 0. Bolton Wanderers 4; Swindon Town 2. Burnley 3; Derby County 2. IVolverha-mpton W. 1; Sheffield Wed. 1. Sund«jxland 2; Plymouth Argyle 1. West Ham United 2; Crystal Palaoe 0. Exeter Oity 1; Aston Villa Z. Blackburn Rovers 2; Bury 0. Millwall Athletic 1; Bradford City 0. Glossop 0; Preston North Etnd 1. Brighton and Hove 3; Clapton Orient 1. Hheifield United 3; Bradford 1. I-æds Oity 0; West Bromwich 2.
NEATH SERVANT'S DEATH. EMPLOYER'S DISTRESSING I DISCOVERY. RESULT OF POSTMORTEM I EXAMINATION. Coroner Outhbertson held an inquiry at Neath on Friday into the ei:rm-unista -aces con- nected with the deaiih of Olive Brinkwarth, aged 22, domestic sorvant in the eanploy oi Mr. W. II. Saeliai-d Raes, estate augient and auctioneer, 10, Cadaxton-road, Neath. The young woman was found dead in bad by Mir. Rees late on WIOOny night. Lottie Williams said the deceased, her .sister, haod been in service several years. Witness expected her to come to OruLLwyn last Wednesday ntorniinig, and sent to the train to meet her. John Henry Davies, 17, Windsor-road, called at Mr. house at 10.30 on Wed- nesday morning. He was soliciting orders, and saw Olive Brdnkwotrtth, who answered him from the top etorey window (Which she opened) at tale back of the house. She toilid him that nothing was required that day. Wm. H. Sheliard Rees toM the coroner deceased had been in his aearvice for aibout a year and nine months. He, Lrs. Rees, and their daughter left the hotuse at 9.30 on Wednesday morning. At that time he be- lieved deceased was in the kitchen. She HAD BEEN GIVEN THE DAY OFF. i Mrs. Rees and her diaugjiter returned at I noon, and witness just after one o'clock. The dooins were locked, and they naturally comduded that Olive had gone away for the day as had been intended. In tha morning the girl seemed very bright and quite well. After lundh they went out again, returning in the eveminig. At 11.15 p.m. there was no sign of tihe girl, and witness visited the servant's bedroom and saiw deceased lying there in night att-ire. Obe appeared to be quite dead. Witness immooiatcly tele- phoned for a doctor. Dr. Llew. Lewis said that the girl had been dead prohaibl-v six or seven houns when lie saw the body on W'cdfn.es<!a.y nigih/t. He made a POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION. I He found tihait there was an iraternai ulaer, and death was ditie to shook caused by its rupture eeting up acute peritonitis. The jury returned a verdict accordingly.
MR. TRUEMAN'S LATEST. I EFFORT TO GET ASSAULT I SUMMONS. KING'S BENCH REFUSES I MANDAMUS. On Friday afternoon in a King's Bench Divisional Court, before Jmsitioes Ridley and Bankee, Mx. C. Ilodsou mnyed on -be- half off Mr. C. R. Truenian, of Lou don-road, Neath, for a mandamus against two magis- trates sitting at Neath to compel them to hear and determine an application by Mr. Trueman for a summons to issue against another person for assault. The, ma gistrates refused to grant the sum- mons, and counsel contended that in com- ing to that decision the justices did not exercise their discretion in a judicial man- nor. I The Court refused the application. Mr. Truenian in an affidavit states that for some years he had lived in Neath, and wae in a considerable way of business in the town. He was well acquainted with Richards and alleged that Richards and Trick, the Mayor, carried on a money lend- ing business. He had called on Ridhardfi at his shop on January 3. Later he met Richairds in the Llewellyn Hotel at Neath, wihm Richards thrust HIS FIST IN HIS FACE, i and then sitrudk him in the face. The fol- lowing day a Mr. Thomas said Richa-rda ww willing to ent"'T into recognisances to keep the peace. Mr. Tntoman ultimately aip- plied to the Mayor, Mir. Trick, and Mr. Phillips, for a summons, for assault. The Zvlaycxr, he alleged, scid: Having regard to your character I will not belieive a word I vou mv. wf-. wall not BIND A RESPECTABLE MAN like Mr. FLiohafrrm orver to keep the peace. Mr. T.rueina.r. said he could call witness as i to the aissauit, but the bench refused to graint a summons. Continuing, oounsel said Mr. IVick had prosecuted the applicant for libel, and he had been sentenced to twelve months' imprisonmeooifc and to be of good behawiour for twelve months. In his plea Off j notification lie had attacked the money lending business of Track and Richards. Oomnsie] contend e d that, the Miayor d'id not consider the aipplioation on itA merits and that he did not give consideration to the rnia/ttor w'hicih he should have done, neither drid the Mayor consult wit4h his colleague. Mr. Justice Ridley It is iai tihe discretion of the magistrates to re-filpe the feuimmons. Mr. Justice Banker: Why did yon go fA the court when the Mayor wag sitting? MLr. Dodson said they sent as soon as possible after the en-ent. The Court refused the application.
The Largest Room in the World" was the subject of a. lecture by the Rev. T Sinolair PJvans (of Swansea) at Hebron Cburoh. Clydach. The lecture was pro- Z-t.Yd '?y Bethel Church, and the Rev. D. 1 Tbom?M (pastor) preei<?ed. )
"TtBERS TAIL I TWISTED. ———— WHITES' FINE WIN. 13 Points to the Good PREVIOUS RESULTS. Nov. 19, 1904.-Swomsom, 1 goal 1 try; Leicester, 1 goal 1 try. Feb. 18, 1905.—Swansea, nil; Leicester, nil. Nov. 11, 1906.—Swansea, 1 penalty goaJ; Leicester, nil. Feb. 17, 1906.-Swamea, 1 goal 5 tries; Leicester, nil. Nov. 17, 1906.—Swansea, 1 goal 1 try; Lei- cester, nil. Feb. 16, 1907.—Leicester, 2 penalty goals 2 tries; Swansea, 1 penalty goal. Nov. 9, 1907.-&wan2ea, 1 goal; Leicester, nil Feb. 15, 1908.-3wansea, 2 goals (1 penalty) 1 try; I/eioester, nil. Nov. 14, 1908.-Swan&m 1 goal 3 tariea; Leicester, nil. Feb. 13, 1909.—Leicester, 1 try; S/v.a" ,~ea, nil. Nov. 13, 1909.-Swamsea., nil; Leicester, nil. Feb. 12, 1910.—Swansea, 1 converted goal 1 dropped goal; Leicester, nil. Nov. 12, 1910.—Swansea, 2 tries; Leicester, 1 converted goal. Feb. 11, 1911.—Swansea, 1 try; Leicester, nil. Nov. 4, lgll.-Smansea, 2 converted goals 2 tries; Leicester, 1 converted goal 1 penalty goal. Feb. 10, 1912.—Swansea, 4 converted goals 4 tries; Leicester, 1 try. Nov. 2, 1912.-Swansea, 4 converted goals 1 penalty goal 1 try (26 pts.) Leicester, 2 converted goals 1 try. Feb. 8, 1913.-Swa.a, nil; Leioester, nil. Nov. 10, 191.3.-Leacester, 2 tries; Swansea, 1 try. _u_- SWANSEA'S DISASTROUS TOUR. I Last November the All W lllu* went on Lour with a weak side, and lost the game against Leicester and drew with Cambridge. This was one of the most, disastrous tours in the history of the club, for Trew and Bancroft- were both hurt, and their injuries caused Trew to retire dehnitE>}. from the game, whilat Bancroft's hurt -pt him out of the field for mouths. Thp j&enca of these two fine players did mt. towards upsetting Swansea's prospects the early part of the eeasou, and much chopping and changing became neoes&ary before the All Whites could settle down. Leioester fielded a great side at home in the last match against Swansea, and fully deserved the victory by six points to three. This was the first time Leicester beat Swansea ior four and a half years. They played grand football, and t'leii side included had. a dozen English 1.1- temationalo. A BRILLIANT GAME. I In the corresponding game at Swansea, last year Leicester played brilliant Rugby. Not for many a long day had there been seen such fine sporting football, and no fewer than nine clever scores were crowded into the hour aaid a quarter's play. The Leices- ter men surprised Swansea by their skill and scored two goals and a try. For a long while the game hung in the balance—Swan- sea had a record at that period-and the All Whites had to play all they knew to win. It was "touch and go" for a big portion of the game, but gradually the Swanseaites overcame the opposition and succeeded in winning a brilliant game with a margin of 13 points. Spectators who saw that game have pleasant recollections. Such a brilliant display was worth going a long way to see. LEICESTER'S STRENGTH. I "The Tigers," as they are known, have been going great guns this season, and are without doubt the best and most consistent side in England. They brought down a strong side to St. Helen's to-day, and were oonnd?o't of being aMe to give the Swansea spectators a treat. The All Whites were fortunate enough in being able to field a full side, and were strengthelled by the inclusion of Owen Jenkins, who, by the way, is chosen reserve for the Welsh International match against Scotland at Cardiff next Saturday. The ground was on the heavy side, and this to some extent handicapped the players, who would have preferred a dry. ground, as both teams were out to play an open game. The players lined out as follows: — SWANSEA.—Back J. Bancroft; three- quarers, Howel Lewis, Owen Jenkins, Alf. Thomas and Bryn Lewis; half-backs, J. Rapsey and B. Beynon; forwards. D. J. Thomas, T. Williams T. Parker, T Mor- gan, Phil Evans, B. Holiingdaie, D. Hux- table and Alf. John. LEICESTER.—Back, F. Mellor; throe- quarters, P. Lawrie, J. Hargreaves, J. W. Bream and W. Dalby; half-backs, G. W. Wood and F. M. Taylor: forwards, H. S. B. Lawrie, W. J. Allen, C. Hopkins, G. Ward, G. Twigg, A. Redding, G. Wilson, and L. M. Burton. Referee: Mr. J. Hague, Cardiff. A strong wind blew across the ground. This had the effect of drying up the turf splendidly, but it upsat the efforts at com- bination, and proved a big drawback to both twnis. Da.i Williams stood down from the five threemuarters chosen by the home com- mittee early in the week, and Bryn Lwis and Ow°n Jenkins ma.de welcome re-appear- ances. Edgar Morgan etooa down frõnr the forwards. and hie absence was regretted, for his skill in hooking would have been of great service .agrainst the heavy Leicester paok. Alf. John took his place. Leicester made several changes from the selected side. Bream, the full-ba<ek, oper- ated at centre, and Dalby on the wing. Both the regular centres were missing. Sir John Llewelyn was applauded 8M he took up his BOOt. in the stand. Messrs. Stanley and Daniel, two of the members of the English Selection Committee, were in attendance, so as to see the form of some of the Tigers* forwards, with a, view to including them in the English side against Ireland. The attend- ance at 3..15 was about 6.000. The teams fi-el-led prornptiv Rt 3.15. a.nd it wo. noti-vd t:1p V. at Kid :J"111"" f, toss and decided to play with the strong breese behind theai. Harry !3KCH: looked oil. and a acrum was termed at halfway through offsit? work by Leicester, and Rapeey robbed Wood of the ball and parsed to Beynon, whose na?s was intercepted bv Bream. He was pulled up by the referee. and then the Tigers' forwards dribbled away to Bancroft, \\hoT?npd them "p. A nastv <? ?-?Tif- r"n commenced to fall, and about of paasmg by commenc,ed to fall, and about of paasing by, pass to Howel IÆwis went astray. J?icestr-r bad a nice chanoe, but Tom Williams brought down Wood cleverly. Taylor made a great burst and passed to Twigg, who dribbled along, and the movement was only checked a. few yards from the Swansea line. The Leicester forwards were doing crand ly, but the wind troubled their basics very much. A penalty by Bancroft was charged down, a/nd the ball was blown across to the other end of the field, where Iiivil Lewis and T)Imlby nvoed for possession, and tlbe ball went into touch in the Leioester 25. Hril- liant work by Beynon and Bryn Lewis I ed in the latter runmi-ng down to the Leicester full-back, and a, clear opening was made when ths to one of the forwards was massed near the line. The Leicester fo-rwaads worked out oi danger, but. Swan- sea were soon back, pressing hotlv ten yards from the TIgen; line. The White* hold thoir supremacy, and Beynon made a glori- ous ruin and handed off three or four men before passing on the rigfht wine: to Tom Williiamr,, who parsed on too reverse side to BRYN LEWIS, WHO SCORED I CLEVERLY i in the corner. Bancroft converted with a i lovely kick right from the touch-line, and placed the Whites five points ahead. The home backs were away again a moment. liter, and Beynon threw out wide to Owen j Jenkins, who put Bryn Lewis in possesodoirL The latter made a fine run and was pulled down in the Leicester 25. The Tigers livened up. and after capital handling Lawrie ran round and cross-kicked, but Bancroft saved though tackled in pos- session. Taylor had a chance after pick- ing up in the loose u-jar the Swansf=. line. but Beynon brought off a fine tackle and I Bar V eel a certain try. The TIGERS KEPT UP THE PRESSTJRE I- -1 ior a consiaeraDie time, out a great euorir between Tom Morgan, Tom Williams, Howel Lewis and Beynon carried play three pa,"ts,I of the field, and Leicester were lucky to save the situation. Tom Williams did a lot of fine defence for Swansea, and kept a watchful eye on Taylor. A great rush by Swansea ended in Mellor saving in the nick of time, a.nd turning the ball into touch three yards from his own line. There were a lot of infringements in the scrums, and the referee had a lot of I trouble. The WHITES KEPT THE AGGRESSIVE, and Rapsey was held up on the line, but the ball was kicked out of bounds. Then the All WIjites' forwards, headed by Huxtable, were all over the Tigers and dribbled to the line, where Mellor fly-kicked and Howel Lewis fielded cleverly, and running strongly doubled inwards, beat Hargreaves, and MVISD UVER THE LINE. uancrolt could not add the extra points. Wood and Jayior aid good worx on i i-o> aggressive for the visitors, but the home forwards, beaded by D. J. Thomas, came down the field in a body, but a too boister- ous kick enabled Mellor to field and relieve the pressure. Most of the play was confined to the Leicester quarters. Beynon put in i lot of clever football for the Whites and gave the defenders a warin time. Another success met the efforts of the Whites through brilliancy on the part of Owen Jenkins, who doubled and gave the dummy in the best of style and made a clever opening for Alf Thomas, who transferred to HOWEL LEWIS WHO SCORED AGAIN IN THE CORNER. limcroft converted with a lovely shot. Harry Lawrie, one of the visiting forwards, hurt Lis leg and had to take a rest. HALF-TIME SUOFLE, t SWAJNSBA—2 converted goals, 1 try. LEICESTER—Nil. Harry Lawrie could not resume at the opening of the second half. Swansea com- menced strongly and Rapsey robbed Wood a.nd passed to Beynon, who ran deceptively from the twenty-five and was only pulled down in the act of crossing the line. This was a grand burst and fully Reserved a score. Lawrie was loudly applauded when ho returned to play and good kicking by Bancroft and Tom Williams kept Leicester defending in close proximity to their own line. The Whites passed splendidly, and Howel Lewis was pushed into touch near the line. Leicester worked out of danger with a forward rush which Bryn Lewis pulled up and a long kick by Hargrcaves sent play to half-way for the first time in thlsha1f. The referee spoiled the game by oon- inually whistling for the most trivial in- fringements. Leioester were penalised for over-eagerness, and Bancroft placed the ball in touch close to the Leioester line, where passing was attempted, but Lawrie intercepted and brought relief. A combined dash by Leicester ended in Walson kicking into touch at the home twenty-five. The ball got loose, and Bryn Lewis found touch just as he was bowled over by Dalby. The Tigers had more of the play afterwards. The ATTENDANCE HAD INCREASED TO TO OVER 8,000. Some warm scrums were fought out near the Swansea line, and Leicester made a praiseworthy effort to pierce the defence. Play for the most part was confined to the forwards, and the Whites with a great burst got right down to the other end of the field by means of good footwork. Bey- M Z 1 7.W" I.W non, Alf Thomas, and Howel Lewis were conspicuous, and the latter just failed to take a smart pass when he might have got through. The spectators made sarcastic re- marks about the refereaing and the continual toot of the whistle. He pulled up a few movements on the pert of the Swansea, backs after Bryn Lewis had got clean through the defence. Tom Morgan headed a tremendous burst on the Leicester line and was pulled up at the visiting 25. The Whites had the better of the play, but the wind upset the calculations of the backs. A bril- liant bout of passing by the Whites gained half the length of the field. Bot-h lots of forwards made some effective dribbles, and once Tom Morgan was nearly through the dc,fence-b-,tt I&cke-d support, There were SOME THRILLS TOWARDS THE END when the Whites put in some clever work, and Bryn Lewis just failed to hold a cross- kick on the left wing with only the full-back to beat. Reymoin cleverly opened up play, and '-If Thomas aud Owen J-Mikirs did well before sending to Bryn Lewis, who was pushed into touoh after crossing before lie could ground t4he ball. Thi" was distinctly hard Ics. A moment later Swansea wore til over the Leicester men, but the last pass wemt astray three yanxk from the Tickers' lane. Time wa.s then ofiHed. FINAL SCORE owajnimua—6 converted goats, 1 try (13 points). LEICESTKRNil. —————
PONTARDAWE V. BRIDG- END. ASYLUMITES VISIT TO I THE VALLEY. PONTARDAWE.—Back, Joe Davies; three- quarters, F. Vaughan, S. Davies, W. J. Hop- kins, D. G. Williams; hiaif-baeks T. Lewis and Kift; forwards, Qnaharn Morgan, Alec. Williams, C. Jones, D. Jones, T. J. Jones, Trevor Rees, T. J. Williams, W. Roes. BRIDG END-Back, Brown; three-quar- ters, R. Keyman, 0. Down, J. Thomas, R. Watkins; halves, T. Ledcby and A. TliomAs; forwards, J. Stockfield, J. Dear- man, E. Hopkins, Evans, Lake, Vigers, Llewellyn, and Whitehead. Bridgend team was an hour late, and con- sequently tho kick-off was delayed aocord- ingly. HALF-TIME UUHE: PONTARDAWE—Nil. I; BRIDG END-NiJ. FINAL SCORE: I PONT ARDA WE.-Nil. BRIDGEND.—Nil.
ABERAYONY. NEATH "DEAR" RIVALS MEET ONCE MORE. ABERA VON.-Full-hia.ck, Ike Haaris; three-quarters, Ivor Hopkins, Hurford, E. B. Rees and J. Jenkins; half-backs, Will Jones and Fred Patter; forwards, Ch-arles Jones, T. Ponsford, Dan Ramdell, Dall To/bin, Dai Rees, J. Jones, Webber and Ralph Williams. N'F-kTlf. Full-back. T, R Griffiths; three-quarters, Trevor John. W. Adey, R. HiU and 1. Jones: half-backs, T. Lenniard and T. Pugsley; forwards. Will Honkins, M. Lloyd 1. Jones, D. M. Daivies, Owen Hopkins. W.-Thmma, Fred Daviid and Arthur Rees. Referee. Mr. M. E. T'I'I. T T' m'.T"t f'I¡f'lo.T"'tIo" iiALtt -liai-a caju'tui/: ABERA VONL-l converted goal. NEATH-Nil. Dai Ibees scored again for .OOra.von. Pons- ford failed t oronvert. FINAL SCORE: ABmA.VON.-8 points. NEATH.—1 try.
LLANELLY V. PENARTH. "BUTCHER BOYS' VISIT TO STRADEY. HALF-TIME &CORE: T,LANEL,LY-Nil. PENARTH—Nil. FINAL SCORE: PENARTH—1 converted goal, 1 trv. LLANELLY—1 try. Scorers: Bryant and Molvor, Shepherd I converting, for Penarth; and Thomas for; Llanelly. I'
AMMANFORD V. SWAN- SEA II. I HALF-TIME SCORE: A MMàNFORD-2 tries. SWANSEA II.-Nil. FINAL SCORE: AMMANFORD.—1 converted goal, 3 trioM. I j SWANSEA IL-Kil,
"WOiEl FIRST." 1 0 ——— DISASTROUS OCEAN CRASH. FORTY-EIGHT LIVES I LOST IN FOG. I Thrilling Heroism. I Forty-eight lives were lost on Friday through the sinking of the American steam- ship Monroe (4,704 tons), belonging to the Old Dominion Steamship Company, in a collision in a fog with the Baltimore steam- ship Nantucket (2,599 tons). The Monroe was bound from Norfolk, I Virginia, to New York. Of the passengers 24 were lost and 31 were saved by the Nan- tucket; of the crew 24 were lost and 55 saved. The saved include Captain John- son and all the other officers, except the second engineer. The Monroe left here (says a Reuter mes- sage from Norfolk) on her regular trip to New York. The track of coaatal steamers between the two ports is comparatively close to the shore. Dense fog enveloped the coast. The position cf the ships is reported to have been near Hog Island. The Nantucket has arrived hetre with 85 survivors of the Monroe and the bodies of two of the Monroe's passengers who lJlV. i<±iOxVi ji^vruiburiii. I I after they had been taken irom tne water. Some of the rescued persons stated that the Some of the "d '? .d the M.. Nantucket raked and rammed the Monroe in a dense fog at. two o'clock in the morn- ing. The Monroe careened and turned turtle in ten or twelve minutes. As she turned on her side some of the passengers and crew crawled over on the ex- posed part of the bottom and walked about until they were finally washed off as the vessel went to the bottom, keel uppermost. But for the fact that there had been time to adjust the lifebelts many more would-have been lest. As it was, those who were res- cued remained in the water for half oi, three-quarters of an hour before they were got out. Jtl UBiiAiNJJ O i3KA V E One ot the bodies in the JNantucket is that of Mrs. Thomas Harrington. Her hrs- band told how he swam with her hair in his teeth till they were picked* up. His wifa was then too exhausted to recover. Mr. E. P. Lyons, who was clad onlv in pyjamas and a bath Iob. said thv f ghorn wa.s blowing every minute when suddenly two severe blasts which were twice repeated convinced him ihat something was the matter. He rushed on deck and 8W the, bow of the Nantucket come out of the fog. It struck the Monroe near her nort bow. He ran below and tried to dress, but owing to the vessel's list he could not stand up. j He hurried back on deck, when he saw i very few passengers. One lifeboat was swung overboard. WOMEN FIRST." "rrvt. /vi- T + 5\ i x ut) tjapi-itiii \aTI i. i:wuwiiueuj told me to jump in. which I did. I had to jump to make it. \V. left the captain on board, but as it was evident that the Monroe was sinking our boat returned and got the captain cfi. The crew behaved splendidly. The women were allowed to get in the boats first."
"TUPPENNY HA'PENNY" MEETINGS. I NEATH CORONER ON HIS DIGNITY. At an inquest at Neath on Friday, the Coroner &t the outset complained of the venue of the inquiry being suddenly changed from the Town Hall to the Gwyn Hall. "I (am not," he said, "going to be pushed about from pillar to post just cause the Town Council choose to hold their tupl),iiy ha'penny" meetings at the place originally appointed for this inquiry. Such a thing must not occur again," he concluded, addressing the court officer.
WOULD LESSEN BANK- RUPTCIES. ACCOUNTANCY VALUE TO I BUSINESS MEN. I At a meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire District Society of Incor- porated ??,countants held at the Hotel MetropoJe, Swansea, on Friday evening, under tho presidency cf Mr. W. T. Fair (ex- president cd the Swansea Chamber of Com- merce), Mr. William Claridge, M.A., J.P., F.S.A.S. (of Bradford), d?Iiverpd a.n inter- esting address ou "How Business Benefits from the Work of Accountants:" There was a large attendance. The Chairman, in introducing the lecturer, expressed the opin- ion that no subject was of greater import- ance to business men than accurate account- ancy, especially in costing. Accountancy occupied an important position in every pha.s.e of business and commeroe, and it was gratifying to find that this was becoming increasingly recognised, and that there was aasuramce of efficient aooountantB to dis- charge the duties required. Mr. Ciaridge dealt at length with the work of accountants, which he showed was I' enormously increasing, and, discussing its value, showed how improved accountancy had led to a decrease in the number of bank- ruptcies. It was a great pity THE NEW BANK.HuFTCl AUT ) -1. ? -1 I would impose no penalty ior sucn a grave J omission exoept ip the case where run offender had been insolvent en a previous occasion. In some countries it iva- r> penal offence not to keep proper books of account, and he should like to see that day. arrive in Eng- land. (Hear, hear.) At the o-Oinclusion a Ik" vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Ch; tdge.
ICE IN THE SEINE. Swansea Overloading Case Defenoe. At Swansea Police Court on Saturday, Captain Thomas Wilk-y, s.s. Treleigh, was charged with unlawfully allowing the vessel to be overloadoo so as to submerge the loid line. It was stated by Mr. Talfourd Strick, line. it was ?;tqted bv who prosecuted, that the vessel reached Plymouth from Rouen on January 21st, and was then found by the Board of Trade officer to be overloaded, after allowances, to the extent of three inches—or about 21 tons. Mr. R. C. W. Bell (Board of Trade sur veyor, Plymouth) was called, and admitted in cross-examination he did not allow for the water in the fore peak he was satisfied that it would have lwen immaterial. The case for the defence was that defen- dant loaded gypsum in bulk when the Seine was full of ice. The captain signed a bill of lading for 330 tons, his ordinary cargo, and the ice packing up against the sides of the ship prevented the officers. from seeing the marks on t.he sidfe. Overloading was admitted, but negligence was denied. The captain was called to speak to the above facts, and .said the Seine was full of ice for 20 miles below him. He had not the least idea when he left. Rouen that he was overloaded. Edmund Tiltman. chief officer, and Wm. R. Seymour, chief engineer, were called, the latter estimating the water in the tanks would lower the v eisryel an inch mean. The captain was fined £ 20, and seven guineas were allowed for costs.
Battleship Falls to Move A7." 1_ .1_- 1 in tipiw ou Her gn:RL power, wie oattiC- ciiit) Exromith on Wednesday failed to ds- lodge the snmken saibmainne A7 from the mud in Wh-iteanrl Bay. The great strain, however, fraotuned the eye-bolt to which the wm-e hawser was a-t/taehed. and it is saad thmit one of the pkubas of the submarine hns ebaxfeed. t
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PONTARDAWE WORKS DISPUTE. jMLEN ORDERED TO PAY DAMAGES. The magistrates at the PontardAwe Police Court were occupied for s>n,e hours on Fri- day in the hearing of summonses issued by Messrs. Gilberteon and Co. against a number of their employes for alleged breach of con- tract. Mr. D. Villiexs Meager (instructed by Mr. C. B. Jenkins) prosecuted, and Mr. I W. A. Thomas, Swansea, defended. Mr. Yiiliers Meager explained that tJv.. company proceeded in the first case agaiiwt six of the tr-ukeis. On January 20th they got some idea into their heads that they should like to take charge of the works. There wa.s a dispute as to which of two men was to dip out a certain pot. They imme- diately "downed tools." The other xnen, two corrugators and six packers, oame out in sympathy. Mr. T. Lewis, foreman of the galvanising department, said that on the night in ques- tion the man came out because of their opin- ion it was the turn of a mam named Hard- ing to dip. Mr. C. G. Gilbertson said the company asked for £5 damages from each of the men except the two corrugators, from whom ZS each was asked. The Bench found for the company ion the amount claimed.
THE TINPLATE" POOL." WILL HAVE GOOD EFFECT ON PRICES. Inquiries among South Wales tinplate Mae- ufacturers (writes a correspondent of the "Birmingham Post") elicit that the pros- pects of the new pooling scheme are exceed- ingly rosy. It should be noted that for the present, at any rate, the scheme is one for compensation for loss of average output only. There is nothing in the provisional agreement for the regaJation of prices on the lines of the ogreement reached by manu* facturers of galvanised sheets. At the same time the tinplaters' pooling scheme is bound to react with some beneficial effects on the prices of tinplatee. There are three nulin features, of the scheme now launched:- (1) Ascertainment over a period of weeks of the average output of the tinplate mills whose proprietors have come into the scheme. (2) Contributions by aLl the affiliated firms into a pool controlled by a commit- tee set up under the scheme and in no way officially connected with the Welsh Tin- plate Manufacturers' Association. (3) Subsidies to any arm whose mills, after the ascertainment, are not produa ing their average output. /TV » V A -V TT\ V >%T W \TT\ A K ffll A yo VVIUIi. fu'dJ 2 LUMJAXir.1* XAAj BENEFITS." -1 1.L1_1- .L'- it win De seen tnat aiwiougn wiere is 11" proposal for Lhe specific regulation of pri or, indeed, in terms, for the regulation of output, the new scheme must inevitably have wide and fundamental effects on both.
"BEING UNDER-MINED." SENSATIONAL REPORT ABOUJ TYCROES SCHOOL. HAVOC CAUSED BY BLAST- ING OPERATIONS. A sensational report was made by th. headmaster of Tycroes School to the Am- man Valley School Managers on Thursday, when Mr. David Da.vies presided. The Headmaster stated that the local managers had inspected the damages to thf I I A scnooi Duuaings causea oy unaergrouiuj workings at the Wernos Colliery, and that an d that morning, about nine o'clock, a blasting re- port was distinctly heard beneath thq school, and this was immediately followed by the falling of heavy masonry about the fireplace. A lad who stood near had a miraculous escape. Mr. Lewis Rees said the situation had become exceedingly grave. The school build- ings, which were new and substantial, were gradually undermined. He continued that the occurrence described was not an in. frequent one in the village of Tycroee, and already there had been many claims against the company of damage to houses awarded., In the house where he lived they could hear every shot fired in one part of the col- liery. and very often the cups and sauoers flew around the table. BE BLOWN TO ATOMS." JUr. T. Moms did not think in the cir. cumstances it would be right to keep the children a.t the school. He proposed that the County Education Committee should be urgently requested to take immediate steps and send their architect down, or else they > would have to close the school Mr. D. J. Jones We should also ask them to call the attention of the company to this serious matter. Why, the school /migbt be blown to atoms any minute; and a good many children killed outright. Eventually the clerk was instructed to inform the committee of the grave situation, and also ask them to communicate with the colliery company.
A SWANSEA CINEMA. I Case Settled: Chancery Application. in the Chancery Division on Friday, be- fore Mr. Justice Waarington, Mr. Holmes mentioned the case, Tucker v. the Qurlton Theatres (Swansea), Ltd. He had a motion whieh it was unneoessairv to trouble his Lordship with as the parties had comc to a settlement, hut there were some peopte whose consent they must get, and in thesn circumstau'cee he aeked his Lomdship to aJ. low the motion to stand for io, His Lotrdshap omwted.