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'Ooks Beaten by 17 Points to Nil. —— HISTORIC AND STRENUOUS MATCH AN OVERWHELMING ROUT BY "FORWARD" ( More wretched weather than that which prevailed to-day or more depressing condi- tions could not possibly be imagined, the day being quite the worst experienced on the occasion of any important maitoh in South Wales this season. Bain fell incessantly throughout the morning, and made a quag- mire of the Cardiff ground, the reputation of which has never been too good. The reputation was made worse ten thou- sand times by the sodden opp-earance of tlhe turf to-day. There was also, in addition, a strong wind blowing from goal to goal from the river end, and, taking all the adverse cirotnnstanoea into consideration, the element of luck was bound to be a powerful factor in determining the issue of the game. It was simply astounding to find that so many thousands of people had assembled on odh a day, and doubly so when a large WELSH GOAT:-WELL, INDEED NOW I HAVE TAKEN THE SPRING OUT OF HIM, LOOK YOU, AND THE BOIV AS WELL. BUT IT TOOK THE WELSH CITY TO DO IT, YES, INDEED I section had taken their points of vantage quite two hours before the time of kick- ing off. In srpite of the fearfully depreesing condi- tions, it was a good-tempered crowd, and there was no end of fun during the period of waiting, hats and umbrellas being blown all over the field, whilst Chief-constable McKenzie was the subject of muoh good- humoured banter as he strode with measured tread and slow, the crowd shouting out: "Left, Right, Left, Right." it was announced shortly before the teams left the dressing-room that Percy Bush had decided to play as a rover, with Reggie Gibbs as David's partner at half, so that there wau no departure from the new system of eight backs and seven forwards. There were several well-known sportsmen among the spectators, among whom was Mr. S. M. J. Woods, the old English interna- tional forward and county cricketer. Five minutes from the start there were about 30,000 people on the ground, and the only vacant space that could be seen was on the Westgate-stroot Stand, which, however, was rapidly filling as the time for starting drew uigih. The teams were:— SOUTH AFRICANS. BAOK- A. F. Majrsburg. THREE-QUARTER BACKS— J. A. Loubiser, H. De Villiers, J. G. Hireoh, and A. S-tegmanin, IIA-LF-BACIKS- D. C. Jackson and F. J. Dobbin- FORWARDS— P. Boos (captain), H. J. Daneel, Burger, D. J. Brink, J. W. E. Eaaf, D. Morkel, W. A. Millar, and P. A. Le Roux. CARDIFF. BACK- H. B. Winfield. THREE-QUARTER BACKS- C. F. Biggs, R. T. Gabe, E. G. Nioholls, and J. L. Williams. lIALF-BAOKS-R. David and R. A. Gibbs. EXTRA HALF-BACK— P. F. Bush (captain). FORWARDS— G. Northmore, J. Brown, W. Neill, J. Ca.sey, F. Smith, A. Brioe, and J. Powell- Referee Mr. Gil Evams. Linesmen: Mr. C. IL Carden and Mr. J. Da vies. The Game. I Cardiff fielded first, led by Percy Bush, to tihe strains of "The Men of Harlech." The Afri^tns fielded a moment later, and were given an equally cordi&l reception. Cardiff won the toss and played with the wind, D. J Morkel kicking off, and Cecil Biggs, making his mark, found touch near the centre. J From the line-out the Cardiff forwards broke away, led by Powell, and rushed inito the, visitors' 25, where Gibbs put in a strong kick to Marsburg, who punted into the hands of Johnny Williams, who failed to hold the ball when he had a clear run in. The ba-U wa? kicked down to Winfield, who in trying to find touch near the line sent the ball to touoh-in-goal. From the kick-out iNicholls received, and punted beautifully to touch well over the South Africans' line. From the line-out the ball was thrown out to Bush, who passed to Johnny Williams, and he smartly gave up to Gabe, who passed to Gwyn, and the veteran gave up to Cecil Biggs, who failed to hold the ball when a. lovely chance presented it&elf. Millar was ¡ hurt, and Nicholls and Biggs also co= plained of injuries. Cecil Biggs retired, and Gibbs came on the wing. Cardiff Playing Only Fourteen men, whilst Millar, who also retired, left the Springboks a man shcrt also. On resuming Oardiff forced play over the line, and Mars- burg threw himself on the ball to concede a .Minor. Prorn the kick-out the South African for- wards, led by Raa.f, dribbled to the Oardiff 25, where Powell saved pluckily by throwing him- øe:lf on the ball. Millar now returned, but lgg8 Was till absent. Play ruled for a time i* n the home 25, the ball being monopolised by the forwards- Dobbin, receiving from his r forward,s, Pullted high, and Nicholls, making his mark. gave the ball to Winfield. who found touch with a fine kick well over the half-way line. Biggs-Now Returned, .11 -3 1-1. +. guru, liid VV teams were agaln ai lull strength. Billy Neill, taking the ball at the line-out, dribbled to the Africans' 25, where Marsburg picked up and kicked into touch at right angles inside his own 25. A delay occurred through Powell going off to have his injured bamd attended to. Cardiff on resuming rushed to the South Africans' line, where a scrum was formed only five yards out. David secured and passed to Bush, who had a lovely chance of going over, but passed to Gabe instead of going on himself, audl&:ft7le opportunity was lost A moment later, how- ever, the ball was passed out to Gwyn, who took the ball on the run, and, beating all opposition wiva a. magnificent run, Scored Rather Wide Out The ball was placed for Winfield, who kicked a nrrand goal amid terrific cheering. After t.he kick-out the Africans got into the home ground, and a free kick given against the blue and blacka was taken by Morkel near the half-way line, and he kicked tOl Bush over tse line, and the Cardiff captain, instead of touching down, put in a huge punt to the centre. From the line-out the Cardiff ^arwards broke awar in » solid body, baefcedJ np by Gibbs, and broke through the defence, after Marsburg and Stegmann had failed to stop them, and Gibbs, showing great judg- ment in dribbling, kicked the ball forward, and then threw hims-elf on it, and Scored a Great Try, I which Winfield just failed to convert from fin awkward angle. Cardiff so far had done practically all the aggressive work, and the kick-out brought the Springboks no relief. The seven forwards were playing brilliantly, and giving the opposing eight a warm time in their own quarter. A free kick was git-e-a for off-side play against Cardiff, and Jackeon found touch with a short kick in his own 25. In a loose rush Bush picked up the ball, and had a shot for goal, but the ball went a few yards wide. Gwyn Nicholls made a mark from the kick- out, and Winfield kicked over the line for Marsburg to touch down. Cardiff kept UP the pressure, and Johnny Williams in trying to field the ball from a loose kick by Dobbin failed to gather cleanly when an opportunity presented itself for another score. A loose kick by Gibbs sent the ball to Marsburg, W110 failed to hold, and put a flying kick to touch. tuteroepting a pass in his own 25, Hirsch c?me through in splendid style and punted over Winfield's head. Gibbs ran round just ill time, and punted into touch at the centre. A moment later the ball was parsed out by tash to Nicholla, who put in One of the Old-time Runs, I %nd passed to the left, but Miere was no one I 'tere to take it. Fred Smith Y= e knocked %t through a rough tackle by one of the I big South African forwards. Biggs now left the field altogether, and Sonne time was spent in trying to get Smith ?u'nd. He was able to resume with a ban. ?ged knee, and play was taken to ^he South African 25. Cardiff, although Slaying only fourteen men, were showing Ri-n.d form, a-nd took play to the South African 25, where Jackson touched the ball °(f-side, and caused his side to be penalised. The ball was placed for Winfield, and he, Mth a grand kick, sent the ball over the bat, taking Cardiff's lead eleven points. Morkel kicked out, and 5 Gwyn Nioholls returned to toxioh in the centre. David was caught off- and the penalty was taken by Jackson, ^iho punted into touoh. I Half-time score: G. '1'1:"1& CARDIFF *2 1 11 I SOUTH AFRICA 0 0 0 One penalty. SECOND HALF. During the interval the Cardiff players went lllto the pavilion to clean themselves, a.nd *fcceived a mighty cheer from the crowd all tou,n,d the field. The interval score of eleven Joints, by the way, is the largest ecore put 1¡p against the Springboks in any match throught,out their tour. The crowd eang "Hen Vlad fy Nhadau" with tremendous em- Itusiasm 36 the Cardiff men returned from %e pavilion. The Africans now had the advantage of the Had. George Northmore re-started, and Varsburg returned with a. high punt to Nicholls, who failed to judge the flight of the ball, but was smartly covered by Wiu- Id, who found touch on his own 25. The ringboks, taking full advantage of the wind, k play into the home 25. There was some (!tiug scrimmaging within ten yards of ^le line. The ball was (heeled out to David, qO passed to Bush, and he tihrew to ^tdholls at the month of the goal, and Gwyn nd touoh well over his 25 line. Cardiff ^re forced to act on the defensive for some ^ncttee, but the Cardiff forwards broke grandly to the centre, where Hirscfc ntcked up and tried to break through, but ¡ brought down by Nicholls, who made no ^tstake in the tackle. Bush, receiving from «(!n next scrum, kicked down, to Marsburg, I ?^io was OOamtifully tacMed by Gibbs before r oould put in his kick. Bush, again ving from Dadd, dribMed grandly past ?rs?uTe', and crose-Mcked to Gibbs, who i?t. toaoh witihin five yards of the ?nca'ns' line. ?Tic ball was t?ken yet nearer to the line, ?d Cardie looked like scoring ag?n, but ? Vllliers cleared with a flying kick, which 7%t the ball up to Windleld at the centre, '2t?ld he found touch with a nice kick ne?r t'?e viaitoM' 25 line. Am?tber long kick by tAh? mbU-C sent play on to the Cardiff 25 line. ball going over Winfield's head jj the goal-line, where the home custodian N'ked up and punted into touoh near his o*a 2& Cardiff were now playing a strictly pensive game well inside their own 25, and ?4 free kick was given to the Springboks in a favourable Positioln for goal.. The ball was "'IoCed for Morkel, who just Failed to Land a Goal I » a couple of feet. Winfield touched down, ? kicked out, Morkel making hie mark. 'A,b baJI was p1aœd for him, but his kick ''?! time fll considerably short, and ?M'!s r&tunled weH into touch at the 'e. ?C, Spring ks tried to open out the °?e, but tlhe Carddff forwards, playing on tN toP of their form, dribbled throa?h a ???e oorimrma, amd were not stopped until ?? were in the visitors' ground, the ball ??g into touch. The Car(Eff forwards were '.Hive oult splendidly, amd Bu?h, well 6ed by David, made no mistake about "?ting to t-.cb, wioh was t?e ng'ht game to May under 4)he circumstances. Time was Going On I rjl the South Africans had 8MH eleven I PQ%ts to wipe off. Cardiff were Showing Staying Powers, I H "Y' amount of grit, the seven I I ni^° 'y d-i- ?k-"1711, i.t ?_o tb? a?i<m of tb_ Cardiff 'r_ I <Widing upon 1_, The New Formation, I by the way, I have consistently ted both for soaring and defensive pur- Cardiff put in a Strang attack, led by Nicholls and Gibbs, both of whom were S ^ng brilliantly. Play was taken to the 3h Africans' line, and the Cardiff forwards rui.ng over, Looked bound to score, but Raaf j, on the ball in time to kick out of bounds. the kick-out the Cardiff men attacked and Gwyn Nicholls, reoedving from broke through in his beet style, and jv~%d over Gabe's head: to J. L. Williams, but ball could not be taken. In the next in ^.te Buish again received from David, and pa to Gabe, who ran splendidly, an dgave to WiiDny Willi ajns, who Diddled Marsburg Very Cleverly I I wlu", e, prw-r ruoj latd; scoiPed N4,0 ow. TL Jne was no longer any doubt as to the result, Cardiff being infinitely tlhe superior team, and coutpla-ying their opponents at all points with on-ly fourteen men. The South Africans, however, rallied grandly, and, with a, combined rush, reached the Cardiff 25, where Buslh showed great cleverness in picking up and punting into touöh. One of the Cardiff forwards got off-side in a rush, and Morkel had Another Shot for Goal II which missed, and the ball went out of bournds. Bush kicked out, and Jackson returned with a kick over the Cardiff line. Bush again kicked out, and from the next iscrum the home forwards broke through, and Johnny Williams, backing them up, dribbled into touch over the centre-line. A free-kick was given against- Da-vid for off-side, but no adva-ntage was gained by the kick, Nicholls replying splendidly. The Cardiff forwards, again asserting their superiority, rushed down to the South Africans' 25, and, Marsburg being at fault at fielding, Gabe, dribbling with great judgment, took the ball at his toes over the line, threw himself on it, and scored a great try right behind the posts. Winfield fa-iled to convert, the ball being carried a.way by the wind. Final score. G. T. P'te. CARDI;FF *2 3 17 SOUTH AFRICANS 0 0 0 penilty. Forward's" Comments Wales has redeemed her reputation. Seventeen points to nil. Is it believable? Will there be another Mafeking night in South Africa to-night? Cardiff, by a supreme effort which will redound more to the honour and glory of the club than any achievement in its history, has not only saved the prestige of Welsh football but has enhanced it a thousand fold. To !have anticipated a. seventeen points victory over a team which has ma.rohed triumphantly through the four conntriea with the one exception of Scotland would have been considered even more than an idle dream before the match was played, but what seemed a few hours ago an impossibility is now an accomplished fact, and one which will live for all time in the annals of R-ugby football. Every Ga-rdiiff man to-nigbt is proud of the city of his nationality, and well he might be. To face a team with such a reputation as the South Africans have made for themselves, and to face that team boldly required daunt- less hearts and the very highest maximum of courage. Both thesa excellent attributes the Cardiff players of to-day proved themselves to be in full possession of, and not only by their indomita,ble pluck, but by their skill, energy, and resourcefulness, they have shown the world that it was only a passing cloud which darkened the national horizon whan Wales suffered defeat at Swansea. Reviewing to-day's game in all its aspects, one is justified in falling back upon the pla- titude that there was only one team in it, and that team was not South Africa. The defeat was ;not only decisive, but absolutely crushing, and its far-reaching effects can hardly be estimated. There were people, aye, many thousands of them, who cavilled in the action of the Cardiff Club Committee in deciding upon the ohanged formation of eight backs and seven forwards, and this notwithstanding the lesson begotten of a former experience by which Wales, as a country, could not have possibly achieved tne imperishable dis- tinction of being the only team to beat New Zealand last season, had not that forma- tion been adopted. Personally, I have been a consistent advo- cate of the seven forward system. My faith being implicit that an extra man in the back division, both for attacking and defen- ¡ sive purposes, is more serviceable to his side tha.n eight forwards. That theory, has, in my humble judgment, been vindicated to-day, and I can only hope 'hat thODe who are opposed to it will not allow their conver- Vatism to blind their judgment. However, this is not the time or place for Introducing a. contentious subject. Car4diff has won, and won by seventeen points to nil. The Springboks, I am sure, will sustain their reputation as sportsmen by showing a generous chivalry by admitting that they were completely outclassed in every depart- ment, and also by acknowledging that the versatility and adaptability of fifteen Welsh players outbalanced all the cleverness and resourcefulness which has been cultivated in the southern colony in Rugby football. It may be argued, but to no degree of •portsniajfe hip that the conditions were dead against a. scientific exposition of the game. But the argument falls through immediately it is said that Rugby football is not only a. fuse-weather game, but a game for all kinds of wea/ther, end that its possibilities can only be realised to r,be full when a team proves itself capable of adapting itself to existing conditions. It is no argument to eay that in South Africa the game is played on dry, hard ground in consistently fine weather, because we have in this country to put up with the vagaries of a tricky climate, and to play the game accordingly. This much ca,n be conceded with fairness to the Springboks, that they played to-day under conditions to which they are not accustomed. But that is not the fault of their conquerors. It was nothing short of a great triumph for the Cardiff men that they asserted their powers of adaptability to such excellent purpose, and that is one of the main virtues of a skilful, well-trained team of football players. There is a cutting irony with such an over- whelming defeat of a side that has done so remarkably well throughout their tour on being beaten in their last match in the old country by seventeen points to nil. But, such are the fortunes of war. One cannot help harking back to the Welsh match, and making comparisons, not only collectively, but individually, and in the latter connection it is an infinite pleasure to contemplate the great game played to- day by the greatest of all great players, Gwyn Nicohlls. And in speaking of him, I cannot uelp recalling what seemed to me at the time the cruel comment of an an old colleague that his was "a pathetic figure" in the match at Swansea. If there was any pathos on that occasion it was more than dispelled in to-day's game by the magnificent play <?f Nicholls, who not only preserved his reputation, but added to it immeasurably. He was the out- standing figure among the thirty players on the field, and it is well for his good name and for the judgment of those who have eounded his praises tha-t the Springboks should go back to their own country with an equitable estimate of the real value of Wales's popular hero. It was a happy circumstance that he should have been the man to score the first try to-day, and in the scoring of that try he showed all his old-time dash, brilliance, and determination. In asseseing Cardiff's victory at its proper worth, sight mu&t not be lost of the fact that practically throughout the game they played only fourteen men. But those fourteen men were masters of the eitma/tion all through the piece, and, taking a-ll circumstances into consideration, it is no exaggeration to say that no club team in this kingdom has scored a greater victory than that which has not only set all Cardiff but all Wales, and all Welshmen in all parte of the world, rejoicing to-aiirbt. It would have been ft rogrettfubla. ctoagyteg I in the history of Welsh football if the Springboks bad marched victorious through I gallant little Wales. But the sadness of such an experience has been spared us, and by virtue of to-day's result the credit of the old country stands higher than it ever did before. One cannot estimate the true significance of the result merely by the margin of seven- teen points. One would rather look back upon the general chara-cter of the game, and r in this respect it cannot be cruestioned for a moment that Cardiff, on the day's form, were not only the better team, but immensely superior at every point. I have already spoken of Nicholls redeeming whatever reputation he lost at SwaDI-allod more than redeeming it—and it is an equal pleasure to pay a similar tribute to another i player who has been under a cloud ever since that match-Percy Bush. The Cardiff captain in to-day's game was saen a.t his best. His judgment especially in the second half being of such rare quality as to stamp him as one of the great players of the time. His smart fielding of the ba.ll under exceptional difficulties and his won- derful touch-finding were simply invaluable, And he retains to the fullest extent all the confidence and admiration of his supporters. Another player who distinguished himself greatly, and who is entitled to share with Nicholls the chief honours of the day is Eeggie Gibbs, who played the greatest game of his career, not fortgetting that remark- able display which he gave when playing for Glamorgan against New Zealand at Swansea. And, now that I have come to individuals, the difficulty is to know where to stop, because in truth every man was a hero. Winfield, at back, was nearly as perfect as a.ny custodian could be, while Gabe in the oentre was the very embodiment of sound- i nees and resource, and J. L. Williams! on the wing enhanced his good name j by the one brilliant swerving run which enabled him to beat the great Marsburg, one of the most maknificent tacklers we have been privileged to see on the playing fields of this country. David, at half-back, was more than a. match for Dobbin, iio may be truly said to have found his Waterloo at1 Cardiff. Hie was untiring in his efforts to keep the three-quarters going right t.hrough the game, and the way in which he' picked up the greasy ball, and the accuracy with which he passed it out to his captain,! were two features in his play which confirmed the opinions of all those who hold that he is the only inside half in Wales at the pre- sent moment that can hit it off happily with Percy Bush. The Cardiff forwards, tihougii only seven men against eight, held the key of the situation all through the game. And it would be unkind, and certainly invidious, to men- tion any of the seven wit-hut mentioning them all. Without detracting from the credit due to th? whole pack it is admirable to say that the veteran Robcrt zble gave not only solidity to the scrum, but by his indomitable energy aTld great strength prved a leader whose lead was an inspiration. Both in the tight and in the loose the home forwards were vastly superior to the South African eight, who have never yet been bca,ten so badly in I arll phases of play as they were to-day, even allowing for the great, game placed against thefra by the Llanelly pack on Saturday, and also for the terrific onslaughts of the Scottish forwards on the occasion of the first South Africa.n defeat at Glasgow, which, I am glad to think, I was one of the few Welshmen privileged to see. In mentioning Brice, I must also give noth ing less than equal praise to George North- more, Jack Brown, Fred Smith, W. Neill, J. Casey, and J. Powell. Neill, especially, was an outstanding figure by reason of his deft handling of the ball in the line-out and his cleverness in dribbling. (For continuation see Stop Press Column on Page 2). Upinions. I .T THE 'EOK.S' CAPT-TIN. "uu JtttJUW, the Atrieans captain, Was spotted by our reporter as he was runming to hie room at the Royal Hotel. "Toodle-loo!" he cried cheerily to his com- rades as he was flitting by. "I never speak on a match," he said when asked for an op,inion.. Mr. GIL EVANS (Referees- It was an intensely exciting game to watch. Marsburg told me at half-time that any team could beat them on such a ground. If I may offer a word of advice to the Welsh Union, it is that they should include J. Brown in the next. Welsh team. He c-ertainly played finely to-day. THE CARDIFF PRESIDENT,— Mr. W. T. Morgan, president of the Car- (L Cluib: It was a giorious victory won' under exceptional circumstatnces. Gwyn Nicholls's defence, apart from his offensive play, made him the hero of the match. RighIt, from the start the South Africans did not have a look in. One can only conjec- 1 ture what would have happened had Cecil Biggs been able to remain on the field. Of course, I am delighted. LLEW GEORGE (Cardiff forward and reserve for this match):— Cardiff played well to a man, and they were all heroes. I would like to have played myself. LIEUTENANT OPPENHEIM (Cardiff reserve f'o:wa) o!]¡th Africans outclassed—absolutely. D. S. EVANS (Captain Cardiff Reserves):- Cardiff deserved all they got. Our for- wards absolutely great. Nicholls grand. R. GUNSTONE:— Never een anything like it. Cardiff team played brilliantly. Mr. JACK GIBBY (Cardiff);- I think Gibbs and Nicholls excelled them- selves. It is the first match I have seen since the smoking concert, and am more than delighted. C. S. ARTHUR, Seieretary of the Cardiff Club: A grand game. Gwyn's try was a beauty. Cardiff played the game of their lives. A. J. GOULD,— Cardiff on to-day's form would have beaten amy team in tihe world. J. DA VIES, the Cardiff touch judge, thought that it was a splendid game. There was no stopping the Cardiff forwards. R. DAVID, the Cardiff halfback) said,- We won alright. Gwyn. played one of his best games. HARRY EDWARDS:— Under the moat adverse atmospherical conditions Cardiff would beat any team breathing. The poinite were all well gained, and there was nothing fiuky about any of the tries scored "I AM ANNOYED." I A LADY SUPPORTER of the South Africans, who is said to be of Welsh birth, exclaimed. "What an awful licking! Oh! I am annoyed! I a mannoyed!" A SiPRINGBOK, who is not a playing member of the team, and who last night enjoyed himself at Covent Garden ball, took a philosophic view of things. "It's no use," he remarked, "our fellows can't play on a heavy ground. You see, Scotland beat ua on a heavy ground, England drew with us, and now Cardiff-well, disgraced us." LE ROUX (South African forward), who was I not playing, seemed disgusted. "Our fellows never saw the ball—never saw any- thing. We were beaten everywhere. Gwyn Nicholls played an extra fine game." MARTHEZE, the forward,— Started: Ou rfellows are not need to play- ing on a wet ground. It was worse than Scotland. And what about the referee? O-a, on the whole he was very good, but he Should never have given that penalty when Jackson attempted to jump over the ball and accidentally touched it. Mr. J. BALSTONE (Cardiff Reserves Com- mittee) I should like to see Cardiff play them again on a. dry ground, because I believe we should beat them under any oiroum- stances. There are good backs in the Cardiff team as well as in the Springboks'. "SAMMY" WOODS, of Somerset:— It was a wonderfully fine game. H. B. WINFIELD (Cardiff full-ba.ck);- Don't say I said anything. One of the reporters stated that I said "Rotten!" at Swansea, and I never said anything of the kind. It was not your paper. J. L. WILLIAMS (Cardiff three-quarter):- It's all right. I think Marsburg showed fine sportsmanship when he shook me by the hand after I scored. MR. TED LEWIS (Cardiff Reserves),— There was no need for all the manoeuvr- ing for the "loose head." The Cardiff for- wiardis all played grandly. (For eont.intuatioal see Stop Press.) Mr. GUS HAYES (Welsh Union referee):- Gibbs and Nicholls excelled themselves. The former rose to the occasion grandly. The Welah Union will make a great error if they leave Jack Brown out of the Welsh team against England. The great fault in our national side at Swansea was that there were too many non-pushers in the I pack.
I P. C. ROUX INJURED I ? -1 It transpaxes that v. v. K-cux, the Amcao three-quarter, was seriously injured during the courso of the game, and he was taken to the Royal Hotel suffering intense pain. It is supposed that a bone hao gone at the back I of his neck, towards the sboulder.
Disapp ointing Gate at Llanelly It is not likely that the Llanelly Club will materially benefit financially from the visit of the Springboks. The attendance was, Tory disappointing, and the gross takings S did not come up to £4Q0 As half the gate goes to the visiting team, and the provision of extra stand3 and tihe protection of the ground cost the LJanelly Club about £150, it will be fieon that there will be TelT little left.
WHAT HE THINKS OF THE CARDIFF FORWARDS (By "OLD REF.") The point that appeals to me as the moat decisive of a-M is that seven Cardiff forwards not only defeated, but defeated most decisively, the African eight. There can be no gainsaying this fact, ond it seems to me that there can be no explaining the matter away, except by suggesting that the Africans did not possess the stamina. necessary to act through the sea of mud in which they found themselves enveloped. Naturally, one goes baok to Gallaher's theory, that seven forwards, so far as scrim- maging is concerned, is quite as good as eig'ht. In fact, Gallaher, if I remember right-, went even farther, for he (suggested that the eighth ma-n in the scrimmage only hindered his confreres. If one looks at the manner in which those seven Cardiff forwards behaved to-day, one is bound to admit that there is much in the New Zealand captain's theory. At the same time, I must not neglect to say that I think thoee seven Cardiff forwards played a terrific game. Coming off the field I was shoulder to shoulder with that wonderful old English, forward, S. M, J. Woods. I don't think there is any forward I know, or, for the matter of that, any player that I know, whose opinion I would sooner take than that of "Smudge" Woods, not because he is a member of the English Selection Committee, but because I think he is as great—or, shaill I say, as good-a judge as he was a player; and I tJhdnk that will appeal to most people as being a very forcible statement. I hinted, laughingiy, that the African for- wards did not to-day do what bis pack and forwards did some years ago at Swansea. There was no going through Cardiff in the "dose of salts" fasJiion that "Sammy's" for- wards did with AVales. Probably that led Mm out of himself. At any rate, it led him to esprees an opinion that the Cardiff pack was a. good one. He did more; it caused him to single out Brice as a veteran the like of whom we could do very well with a few more of. The remark arose really because I hinted trnat Gwyn Nisholls's days were by no means over as yet. I need liard-ly say that the veteran English international agreed with me, and I don't suppose t-he-re were a do ten pecple on the park to-day who ■would not agree that Nicholls played a great game. There was no getting away from the fact. Indeed, 1 will go so far as to say that he really won the game for Cardiff. His presence, of course, will always have an inspiring effect upon the Cardiff team, but when, in addition to that, he scored that opening try, he put a confidence into the Cardiff men that nothing ever after- wards could shake. There was his defence, too. Some people call it luck to be on the spot where the ball happens to come; other .people call it judg- ment. I might even put another name to it and call it intuitive judgment, or, perhaps, preconcert-ed telepathy. Anyhow, I won't believe it is all luck that enables these great players to be in the right place at the right moment, nor yet will I believe it luck that enables some of tneae irresponsible critics to term Nicholls a "pathetic figure" on the football field as was done at Swansea. However, Nicholls can put up with all that, and generally there is but little more to say on the game. I thought Brown played a. great game for Cardiff, and so did every one of the backs. The Afrikanders, I imagine, showed some of the tricks and wiles that are not generally appreciated. They showed some bad temper, too, I thought, and it certainly struck me that they were a well-beaten side after Nicholls had scored his first try. Perhaps I should except Marsburg. I will except him, for he is a cheery, smiling, raxe good sportsman. MARSBURG THE GREAT Coming Back to Wales Marsburg, the Great, was scarcely to be recognised for mud, but the smile that never comes off was on his face when he had finished with the hand- shakes and the general lionising which had been accorded him by the huge crowd. We were beaten badly, he said. It was a bad day, and I knew directly we came on the field that we were going to lose. Never mind. It does not matter. We made them play for the points, but I couldn't do any- thing right. When the ball was in the air it was alright, for I knew darn well that I could hold it. I made one or two nice gathers, but I didn't do well. Winfield played a. fine game." "What about your reception?" WeU, if I come back I shall stay in Wales." "Then you intend returning?" Well, it is not settled yet. I shall know when I get to London. I may not go back yet. I don't know. But I am satisfied with our record."
COMPARATIVE TABLES. ALL BLACKS. F. A. T. Devon County 55 4 v. Bristol. 41 0 v. Northampton 32 0 Leicester 28 0 T. Middlesex.?..?.7..?I????? M 0 v. Durham 18 3 T. ITie Hartlepools 65 0 v. Northumbeciand .31 0 v. Glo-aomter 44 0 V. Somerset 23 0 v. DBTonport Albion 21 3 v. MidiaAd Counties 21 5 v. Mackhosth 32 0 v. Oxford 47 0 ▼. Cambridge 14 0 v. Irtland .?. 15 0 v. Muneter 3S 0 v. Waled 0 3 v. England. 15 0 v. Cheltenham .is 0 Cornwall County 41 0 ..Oheshire 34 0 Surrey .11 0 v. Newport 6 3 v. Swansea 4 3 v. Cardiff 10 a SPRINGBOKS. F. A. T.EMt Midlands. 37 0 v. Midland Countiee. 29 0 v. Kent. 21 0 Y. Durham 22 4 v. Northumberland 44 0 T. Tortthire.J.1???1??. 34 0 v. Devon. 22 6 v. Somerset 14 0 v. Middlesex 9 0 v. Newport 8 0 T. GlMnor?&n.??.?..?l 3 Glouceetershirl) 23 0 v. Oxford University 24 3 v. Cambridge University 29 0 v. Weet of Scotland 32 5 v. Scotland 0 6 v. North of Scotland 35 3 v. Ireland 15 12 v. Dubl.!n University. 29 3 T. Wales 11 0 v. ,Ecgl&Ild 3 3 v. Lancashire 11 8 v. Cumberland 21 0 v. Surrey 33 0 v. Cornwall 9 3 v. Monmouthshire 17 0 v. Llanelly 16 3 v- Cardiff 0 17 MATCH AND MATCH. F. A. T. Midland Counties All Blacks 21 5 Springboks.. 29 0 Y. Durham All Blacks 16 3 Springboks.. 22 4 v. Jforthnmber?nd _.+.ffab:8S:: i Ó Sprin ka 44 0 Yorkshire .fks: g Springboks.. 34 0 v. Devon County -All Blacks 55 4 Springboks.. 22 6 ▼, Somerset All Blacks 23 0 Springboks.. 14 0 i, MWdlwex Blacks 34 0 Springboks.. 9 0 T. Newport All Blacks ( 3 Springboks.. 8 0 V. Glamorgan All Blanks 9 0 Sprirkgboka.. 6 3 Y. OXford University .— .All Blacks 47 0 Springboks.. 24 3 v. Cambridce University ..All Blacks 14 0 Springboks.. 29 0 v. Weet of Scotland .All Blacks 22 0 Springboks.. 3Z 5 v. gootland -All Blacks 12 7 Springboks.. 0 6 ▼.Ireland All Blacks 15 0 SpTingboka.. 15 • 12 v. Wales .All Blacks 0 3 Springboke.. 11 0 v. England .All Blacks 15 0 Springboks.. 3 3 v. Surrey -All Blacks 11 0 Spring-bob.. 33 0 v. Cornwall -All Blacks 41 0 Springboks.. 9 3 v. eeroifr -All Blacks 10 8 Springboks.. 0 17
8wansea v Neath I The following have been eelected to repre- Penit Swansea next Saturday. Back: J. Bancroft; three-quarters, W. Trow, Llewellyn Da.vies, Arnold,and Phil Hopkins; half-<baokB, Toft and Owen; forwards, Serine, Thomas, Smith, Hunt, Hiuum, D. Davies, I. Morgan, and W. J. Da vies. ENGLAXD V. OTHER NATIONALITIES. This match, which wtaa to have tak-em place I at Leeds to-day, has been abandoned, owing I to the frost.
NON-UNIONIST DIFFICULTY. A meeting of the day men employed at Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Co. e Cwmbran Col- liery was held last night to discuss ways and means for dealing with the non-Unionist question, and after an address by the agent (Mr. James Winstone), the men decided to adopt the course taken by the night men and to cease work until every man became a. member of the federation. Work ceased at the colliery to-day.
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Stipendiary's Fowls I SOLD AT THE LOWEST PRICEI NO MONEY PAID: RESULT I Reginald Wales, described as a greengrocer and fish salesman, of Panygraig, surrendered to his bail at Glamorgan Quarter Sessions to-day on four charges of obtaining goods by false pretences from Mrs. E. A. Lewis (wife of the Cardiff Stipendiary), Mr. Arthur Knight Thomas, the trustees of the Cardiff Blind Institution, and Mr. John Read. Mr. St. John Francis-Williams (instructed by Mr. Gilbert Robertson) appea,red for the prosecution, and Mr. Denman Benson (instructed by Mr. A. T. James, Pontypridd) defended. Mr. St. John Francis-Williams stated tbat. although there were four separate charges, prisoner obtained the articles from each of the prosecutors on the same false pretences, and, therefore, it was only necessary for him (Mr. Francis- Williams) to state the facts in one case. Mrs. Lewis on the 29th of October inserted in the "Western Mail" an advertisement offering twenty buff Orpington hens and two cocks for sale. Two days later she received a letter from the prisoner asking Mrs. Lewis to state the lowest price she would take for the birds. The letter was headed as follows: — Reginald Wales, wholesale and retail fish- monger, fruiterer, and rabbit and poultry merchant, Penygraig, Rhondda Valley. Terms weekly. Fresh tomatoes and cucum- bers daily. Empties not returned within fourteen days will be charged for. Mrs. Lewis thought the letter came from a person in a substantial and prosperous way of business. She quoted 3s. 3d. each for the hens and 3s. 6d. for the cooks, amd at prisoner's request sent tii-em to him at that price, it would be proved that prisoner called at the station at Penygraig and received the birds. He subsequently wrote to Mrs. Lewis, saying he would "attend to her as soon as possible." Mrs. Lewis wrote, saying she Must Have the Money at Once but getting no satisfaction, instructed her solicitor. It was found that the prisoner occupied at Penygraig a stable, for which he paid IDe. a month, and in which there were two ponies and a cart. There was no busi- ness sign of any description. Subsequently prisoner rented a small front room at Tre- herbert, in the window of which he put a small quantity of fruit. When asked what he had done with the fowls the prisoner said he had killed them and sold them about the place, but it would be proved that he had sold them for 18. lOd. each, although he had agTeed to pay j 3s. 3d. and 3e. 6d for them. It appeared that prisoner went round the place hawking dried fish and rabbits. Mr. Lewis was called, and bore cut counsel's opening statement. Mr. David Richards, farmer, Tonyrefail, stated that he bought twenty-one of the ?fowls for about Is. 10d. each. Mr. David Phillips, a baker, described the Trisoner'e stable, which was at the back of some houses. Mr. Benson: Prisoner made money at -?led him to pen a Penygraig, which enabled him to jpen a shop at Treherbert? Witness: He made enough to go bankrupt, sir. (Laughter.) Prisoner, in further evidence, declared that it was his intention to pay the prosecutors the money he owed them.
WIDOWER'S CLOTHES I Samuel Blyde (21), described ae a boatman, and Sarah Jane Blyde (20), said to be his wife, were charged with an alleged serious theft at Glamorgii;n Quarter Sessions to-day. Mr. Ivor Bowen prosecuted and the prisoners were undefended. George Jaimes Kent, a collier and widower, of Merthyr Tydfil, engaged the Blydes to look after his home and his two children during the time he was receiving compensation for iTIjuries to his hamd. Fnis was a week or eo after his wife's death. On August 25 he went up town, and, on his return, found that the prisoners were missing, and that a lot of wearing apparel, two shecls, two quilta, three blankets, Ac., of the value of £6 12s., were also gone. The things were eventually traced to a local pawnbroker's shop, and the prisoners were arrested at Galveston. rltie defence was that Kent bad authorised the pawning of the articles, but this was stoutly denied by the prosecutors. Prisoners were found not guilty, and were discharged.
RENEGADE BACHELOR MAID I Miss Myrtle Mae Rodibaugh, of Cape Girar- deau, Missouri, who was married last week to Mr. George Mutschler. jun., of Goshen, Indiana, was president of the Cape Girardeau Bachelor Maids' Society, the members of which were sworn never to marry. She fcas been expelled from the society.
TRIPLETS The wife of a labourer named William Woolven, of Oxford House, Bolney. Sussex, has just given birth to triplets, one boy and two girls. All are doing well.
Monmouthshire Tour GAME WITH SOUTH OF IRELAND I Monmouthshire county played their first match of the Irish tour this afternoon at Cork, where they met a powerful fifteen representing the South of Ireland. Teams:- Monmouthshire: Back, Alf. James; three- quarter backs, Bowen, Jack Jones, Evans, and Watkins; half-backs, Vile andBeynon; forwards, Jenkins, Blackmore, Webb, Dykes, Thomas, Williams, Watkins, and Dewfali. South of Ireland: Back, Maguire; three- quarter backs, Crowley, Oregan, Desmond, and O'Donoghue; half-backs, Morris and Skinner; forwards, White, Hegarty, Cogan, Kennehy, Deasy, Murphy, Reardon, and Humphries. Referee, Mr. Murphy, Cork. A strong wind, laden with rain, was blow- ing across the ground when Ireland started, and from a good return by Jack Jones, Mon- mouth pressed. The visiting backs passed capitally, but Cogan saved. Bowen gained ground with a good follow-up, and then the Welsh pack rushed grandly into dio Irish quarters. The Irish forwards got away well, but Watkins saved pluckily, and James a moment later kicked well out. The game was being contested hotly. A grand bout of passing by the Monmouthshire backs parti- cipated in by the two halves and three of the three-quarters, looked most promising, but Jones's pass was forward. A terrific rush by the Irish pack carried play to near the Monmouthshire line, where Nile saved grandly. South of Ireland pressed, but the Welsh forwards rushed out of danger from a penalty in front of the Welsh goal. Mus- areve failed to place a goal. Half-time score: G. T. PtiL Monmouthshire .i. 0 0 0 South of Ireland 0 0 0 Final score: G T. Pts. Monmouthshire 1 2 11 South of Ireland 0 1 3
ENGLISH LEAGUE MATCHESI NEWCASTLE UNITED V. DERBY COUNTY. Played at St. James's Park before 18,000 speotaitors. The ground was in a very bad condition, and the players had a great dim- culty in keeping their feet. Botlh goals had narrow escapes, -but as a. whole Newcastle had the better of the attack. Many of Derby's moves were spoilt by off-side. Towards t,he interval Newcastle made big efforts to get through, bat the defence pre-) ladled. There was no score a the interr&l.,l EVERTON V. BURY. Played at Goodison Park before 15,000 spec- tatore- Evertoii had Crelly at left back, and Bury made several changes. Everton opened in great style, and but for the resource of B-acside they might have run a score. Brrry played up in gallant fashion, Scott being troubled more than once. No goals wero registered tip to th,e interval. FinalEver-'I ton, one goal to nil. MANCHESTER UNITED V. ASTON VILLA. Played -it Clayton, and, despite the wretched weaher, 40,000 spectators were present. The United played Burgees, Turn- bnllf Meredith, and Bannister—ex-Manchester City men. The Villa had nraoh the best of the play at the start, bu Roger saved grandly. Aferwa.rds the United attacked, and G-rM repelled hot shoits from Mere- dfitih aud Wall. No score at tihe interval. HALF-TIME SCORES. WooLwich, -1; Wednesday, 0 Middlesbrough, 1; Birmingham, 0. Blackburn Rovers, 0; Preston North End, 0.
Welsh XV v. England The Welsh teatn to play England at Swan- gea. on January 12 will be chosen at Cardiff on Thursday evening. Sunderland v. Notts County This league mtatoh, fixed for decision at Sunderland this afternoon, was postponed owing to the ground being quite unfit for play. This is the second holiday match post- poned, and must prove a severe low to the ( Stmderland Club. I
In regard to the new pumping station in connection with the western sewer, it was agreed, on the proposition of the Lord Mayor, at the Cardiff Public Works Committee to- day to ask the chairman of the committee (Alderman Mi!don) to 1Mr th* foundation
Scottish Railway Disaster j GOURLAY CHARGED WITH I DRUNKENNESS George Gourlay, the driver of the express 1 which ran into the local train at Elliott Junction, left Edinburgh, to-day by the eleven, o'clock train for Dundee, in charge of two policemen, to answer the accusation of driving the express in a, reckless and culpable manner, whereby a collision was caused, and several persons were killed and injured. Gourlay had his head bandaged, and was still suffer- ing from his injuries. Gourlay, the driver of the express, arrived in Dundee tfiis afternoon, and later brought before the sheriff. It is understood that the charge against the prisoner was that of having, on December 28, in a state of intoxication, driven a train in a reckless manner contrary to regulations and against the warning of the statiomnaster dif:1astroua results. The accused denied tihe charge and reserved his defence. ilail was declined. Gourlay has been in the North British Rail- way Company's service sinoo he was a boy, and is one of the oldest drivers on the lice. He is a powerful and intelligent man, and the fact that he has been the driver of Royal trains indicates the trust that was reposed I in him as a driver. Board of Trade Inquiry I Major Pringle is to-da.y holding hds inquiry on behalf of the Board of Trade into the railway disaster at Elliot Junction. He reached Dundee from London in the early morning, and about nine o'clock, accom- panied by Mr. Jackson, manager of the North British Railway 00., and a large number of other officials, proceeded in a special train down the Dundee and Arbroath. Joint line as far as Elliot. Here he made a minute inspection of the scene of the accident and had placed before him plans giving information which it was necessary he should I possess before procee-ding with his examina- tion of Witnesses. He also had a run over the line between Elliot and Arbroath, and subsequently returning to Dundee where, in Tay Bridge Station, he took in private state- ments of several persons who were in a posi- tion to give information. THE INJURED I On inquiry at Arbroath Infirmary to-day, it was ascertained that the injured were I making good progress. Another Death I Another death is reported, J. M. Mithell, I Bocughty Ferry, making the total mortality I 21.
Express Train Smash I 38 KILLED: 50 INJURED. f The death roll in the railway collision at Terra Cotta Station, near Washington, on Sunday evening has increased to 38, and the number of injured is stated to be 50. At the time of the accident an express, pro- ceeding at a speed of 60 miles an hour, ran into a coal wagon.
Blue Boar Barney." I At Glamorgan Quarter Sessions to-day Michael Murphy, 24, (on bail), a strapping young fellow, employed at the Dowlais Iron- works, wa-s indicted for doing grievous bodily harm to Jeremiah Daley, landlord of the Blue Boar Inn, Dowlais, on December 20. Mr. S. H. Kelly (instructed by Mr. J. W. Lewis, solicitor) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. St. John Francis-Williams (instructed by Messrs. W. W. Jones and Co.) for the defence. It transpired that during a little "divar- shun" at the Blue Boar defendant smashed some beer mugs, and the landlord on going to turn him out was violently assaulted. I He took hold of the landlord s lower lip with his teeth, and nearly bit it off. He after- wards also took the landlord's finger between his teeth, and, naturally, gave him a severe shock. About a quarter of an hour later, when spoken to, defendant shouted, "It is not drink I want, but revenge." A strong Irish brogue and a deal of Hiber- nian loquacity gave a piquancy to the evi- dence of the witnesses. Julia Kearney, the landlord's sister-in-law, informed the court that when she first saw Murphy he was eating her brother-in-law! "What do you mean by that?" asked counsel. "Well," she replied, -he was eating him. He had his teeth in Daley's lip, and that was eating him, wasn't But he was not actually chewing him," persisted counsel, and the witness admitted that there was no repeated chewing beyond the first effective bite. Giving evidence in his own defence. Murphy said that the landlord first struck him on the mouth, causing it to bleed, and he then waa going to strike the landlord in return, when his hands were held bt some men who were standing by, and he butted him with his head instead. It was the butting that caused the wound on the lip a.nd not his teeth, which he did not use at all. The jury returned a verdict of "not guilty of biting." The Chairman (Mr. R. W. Llewellyn): That is not a verdict, gentlemen. The charge is of doing grievous bodily harm. After again consulting, the jury returned a verdict of "Not guilty."
BRECON BABY'S BODY. Inquest Opened and Adjourned An inquest on the body of the child found on the bank of the River Tarrell. at Brecon, was held this afternoon. It was adjourned for a fortnight, the Coroner (Dr. W. E. Jones) remarking that although the facts were laid before the jury, there was only one conclusion a which they could come, and that a very serious one. They had better postpone the proceedings so that they might bring a verdict against some definite person or persons, or some person unknown.
ARTISAN BY DAY, BURGLAR I BY NIGHT At the North London Sessions, to-day, William Parker, aged 26, was sentenced to two years' hard labour for burglary. The prisoner, who was regarded by his neighbous as a highly respectable man, worked as a carpenter and decorator by day, and at night committed burglaries. These were a mystery to the police until they were recognised as prisoner's handiwork, and he, with some of his accomplices, was arrested. While iu prison one of the men confessed, ,a;nd took the police to a spot in the gronuds of the Highgate Convent, where they dug up the proceeds of various burglaries. Parker had a neatly furnished room, which had a kind of secret doo rena-bling him to go through adjoining houses into another street. Parker took all the blame on himself.
POWDERHALL PEDESTRIANISM I Growcott in the Fancied Few I A start was made at Edinburgh to-day witn the great New Year pedestrian programme, the Powderhall Handicap-the classic event of the pedestrian year-being carried through its initial stages. The interest in the event showed no diminution, and, with three or four noted sporting divisions sup- porting nominations, splendid racing was expected. The intentions of the North of Eng- land division, who are supporting the famous black runner Eastman, were the subject of much discussion. The heat in which East- man appears is the event of the day, Grow- cott, the Bunbury and ex-Welsh champion pedestrian, who is virtual scratch, being drawn with Eastman. In the sprint handi- cap there are twenty heats, and this will be followed by a mile handicap, in which Tincler, of Dublin, is scratch.. The second ties and final of the sprint handicap will be run to-morrow. The weather was fine, and 8,000 persons were present. Considerable regret was evinced at the sudden death last night of Davidson, who has been handioapper for thirty years at Powderhall. Davidson was at the handicap on Saturday. Before racing commenced 6 to' 4 was laid on Galbraith, of Edinburgh, wb?l is off the nine yards mark. The following I were the results:— First hea.t: T. Allen, Leith. Second heat: J. Lockhart, Glasgow. Third heat: W. Mitchell, Edinburgh. Fourth beat: G. Galbraith, Edinburgh, the favourite for the ha.ndica.p outright, just got home by inches. Fifth heat: Wylie, Edinburgh. Sixth heat: Shepherd, Edinburgh. Great interest centred in this hea.t, as Eastman, Darlington, appeared. The New- castle winne-r got well away and up the straight looked a certain winner. Shepherd put in a strong finish and won by a yard.
VICTIMS OF INFLUENZA t Mr. Herbert Lloyd and Mr. Bhys Williams, I vice-chairmen of the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions, were unable to attend the Epiphany Sessions at Cardiff to-day, as both gentlemen ij tie oonftned to their beds with
211 Thirsty Souls I FOUND IN AN ABERAMAN CLUB I At Aberdare Police-court to-day the officers of the Aberaman Musical Institute were summoned to slhow cause why the institute should not be struck off the register of clubs. Mr. T. J. Hughes, opening the oase, said the institute's rules stated that it was estab- lished by the subscriptions of the members, .a;nd dona-tious for the purpose of musical training, and he asked tha.t it be struck off the register on the ground that it did not comply with the objects set forth by its name. The premises were raided on Sunday, November 25. They consisted of a bar, billiard-room, oard-room, and reading-room, a.nd upstairs there was a band practice room, a library, and office. On the occasion of the raid everyone of the-,e rooms, except the library, j whicii was empty, was crowded with men in various stages of drunkenness. Two hundred and eleven thirsty souls were found on the premises, and the tables and floors were swimming with beer. There was a lift known as Mick-Macky," which took drinks Up-, stairs from the bar. The Sunday sal-t-c amounted on an average to L335 19s. 6d. Not- withstanding the entirely musical purpose of the ingtjitute, Mr. Prease, of the Black Lion Brewery, Aberdare, had privately financed the institute on mortgage to the total extent of £1,442 as. 8d., so that the institute was practically tied to the brewery. Some per- sons were found on the premises who were not legally entitled to be there, and several convictions had been made froan time to time of persons leaving the institute. The dn&ititute existed, he contended, for the pur- poses of the Black Lion Brewery Company (Limited), and the wliolo thing was illegal and bogus. He could hardly tell them Bow muoh the police had to contend with in regard to these unlimited traders who were I not under their control. (Proceeding. )
TO-DAY'S CHARTERINGS. I CARDIFF EXCHANGE, Tuesday. Outward chartering was almost at a stand still, and at the close of the 'Change hours, business was suspended for the day. The following include the fixtures reported:- OUTWARD—STEAMERS. Cardiff to:- 1 Malta, 5s 3d, 2,800 tons (J Burnees and Co.) Caen, 4s 9d, 1,500 tons (Ooward ond Son) Algiers, 7f, Ihria, 2,000 tons (R. O. Sanderson) Dieppe, 4s lid, 1,500 tons (L. Gueret, Limited) Newport to:— Cadiz, 6s, Cap Lopez. 900 tons (E. Handcock) Swansea to:- Moran, 7f., Rundo, 1,400 tons, (Graigola Col- liery Company)
CARDIFF ARRIVALS. ROATH BASIN. Jan. I (a.m.).-DeN-or, s, 59 (Brown), Bridgwater, flour. Roma., s, 2,363, Mount Stuart Dry Dock. City of Aberdeen, II, West Dock to gridiron. BUTE EAST DOCK. Jan. 1 (a.m.).—Talk, s, 681 (Kevene), London, water ballast. William Jones, 69 (Jones), Old Cajia!, nil. C. Lundt, s, 684 (Williamson), Rotterdam, water ballwt, BUTE WEST DOCK. Jan. 1 (a.m.).—Champion, s, 58 (Williams), Day of Biscay, fish. Leopard, II, 42 (Boulch), Eoads, Band, Llndstal, s, 367 (Jensen), Antwerp, water ballast. I GUNK'S DBY DOCK. Jan. 1 (a..m.).-Cere6, s, 1,300 (Kocoo), Manchester, water baUust.
IMPORTS. Sea, Skomer, g, lf«h, Neale at West Sea, Champion, s, filth, Neale & West Koeds, Leopard, e, sand, W. H. Tucker and Co. Oampana, via Liverpool, Zuleika, s, frozen meat, River Plate Fresh Meat Company Bilbao, Iiachi, iron ore, Gucst, Keen, & Kettlefolda (Limited) Bridgwater, Devon, II, sundries, A. Peace
MOVEMENTS -OF LOCAL VESSELS. Ash.by arrived Bilbao from St. Michael's 31. Altar arrived Port Said from Cardiff 31st. Bellerby left Marseilles for Cartliagena 30th. Barlby left Ghenisk for Glasgow 29th Gormibda arrived Bordeaux 29th. Curran arrived Rouen 31st. Ooranian arrived Ely Harbour 1st. Duchess of Cornwall arrived Bristol 30th. Dunraven arrived Odessa from Constanti- nople 31st. Dp-metian arrived Barcelona from Cardiff 31. Eddie left Monte Video for Waterford 30th. Elton left Rotterdam for Blyth 30th. G'lyiui arrived Oaoen 31st. Gadsby left New York for Philadelphia 30th. Hawnfby left Kustendje for Nicoladef 29th. Hartlepool arrived Baltimore from the Tyne 29th. Portugalete passed Dungenese for Antwerp 1 1st. Patagonia passed Oushaven for Cardiff 30th. Penoalenick arrived Newport 31et Pendennis left Gibraltar for Cork 30th. Pendear arrived Constantinople 29th. Peendean arrived Theodosia 30th Skeldon 'left Rollen for Penarth 31st. Tolesby arrived New Orleans from Rio de Janeiro 20 th. Thordisa left Dublin for Cardiff 31st. Thorn?y left Beyrout for Hudi 29th Warrior arriT?d New York fr,?)i lo ?arlce, totwn 29th. Weetfield left Sulina for Antwerp 31st.
To-day's Finance. LONDON, Tuesday. The Stock Exchange is closed to-day. CAP, IFF, Tuesday. To-day being a Stock Exchange Flidey there WR8 no business to report. TRAFFIC RETURNS. Tafl Vale.—Decrease, £ 963; total increase 26 weeks, £ 21,434.
Air Rifle Shooting. ) C.I.doni,ins. -Lcn,,IDn Style. H Matthews 4 5 5 4 3 4 3-28 A Furpusson 5 4 4 5 4 5 4—31 W. Jeaune 3 5 4 4 5 4 4-29 S. Wilkiiis ..4 4 4 4 4 5 4-29 D. Davies ..4 4 5 4 5 5 4-31 S Spackman J 5 5 4 5 5 3—31 W. Bull 5 3 5 5 3 5 4-50 G. Lee 5 3 5 4 5 4 4—28 A. Staple ..4 4 2 3 4 4 4—25 S. Merodith 4 3 4 4 3 3 3-24 C. Cowan ..4 3 4 6 4 4 3—27 J. Grif-fhs .5 4 4 4 6 5 5-^52 W. Smaxt ..5 5 4 5 5 5 4-33 E Pritchard 4544445-30 F. Evans .4 4 5 4 4 5 5-31 J. Bruford ..5 5 4 4 5 4 5—32 J Harrington 4 5 3 4 4 2 5—27 F. Taylor .3 4 4 3 3 5 4—26 G. Stagg ..4 4 4 5 5 4 4-W W Rowlands 4 3 3 3 4 4 4-25 F. Pro?scT ..4 4 4 5 5 5 4—31 J Cordmgly 4 4 4 34 4 4-27 C Framptoo 4 445 4 5 O A Ppriggrs ..4 4 5 4 4 4 4—28 (Total 362 Total 344 j LLANELLY LEAGUE. I Stampers. *Bridgrend. A. Bourne ..4 4 4 5 5 4 4—30 D. Griffiths 5 4 4 4 5 5 5-32 A. Skelding: 5 5 4 5 4 4 4-31 T. Thomas ..4 3 3 3 3 3 4-23 S. Antcny ..4 5 4 5 5 4 4—31 W HI;m 43342424 A Francis 4 4 5 4 5 4 4-30 T. Thomas 4 5 4 14 4 4—30 E Pe?tsm'th 444454 "0 J. nomas ..544555"21 E. Bcatno ..5 5 4 4 4 5 4—31 G. wmi?s 3 S 4 4 4 4 3—25 J. Pry&r .5 5 4 5 4 5 "2 F. ET?ns ..4 5 4 4 4 5 5—31 F. Palmer ..4454544—M R. J(,nt 4441544t!I A. Fields ..4 5 4 5 4 5 4—31 H. Painter ..5 4 4 4 5 5 3—30 S. Dennis ..5 454 4 5 4—31 J Randell ..5 5 5 3 4 4 5—31 F. Bourne ..5 4 4 4 3 3 5—28 W. Thomag 3 5 6 5 3 5 4—30 H Stcvtnson 3 4 4 3 5 5 4-26 J. Jones i 4 4 5 5 5 4—30 Total 561 Total .348 J
I NEWMARKET NOTES. I 8- 1 I (FROM OUR OWX ^^RESPONDENT.) I N JSvY MARKET, Tuesday, a Mild morninr, with the snow disappearing rapidly, but the training grounds are too slippery for Era Hoping. A B Sadler's Gale, Marsuma, and Adonis III. gal- loped a mile and a quarter usefully on the side of the Cambridge-road, as did S Loates'e Mansvoit and Adamas. Adonis III. should win at Gatwick on Thurs- day. MANCHESTER MEETING. 1 I BELLCliu,,S FOR WEDNESDAY. I Canal Steeplechase—SHEIKH. Peel Park Hurdle Racc-METHELIOS. Paddock Stple-chast'-EX.TRA. Y A.G.ANCE. New Year Hurdle Pace—JENKINS. Cliff Steeplechas-AG-ONY. Club Hurdle Race—CINDERS.
MANCHESTER NEW YEAR STEEPLE- CHASE FIXTURE ABANDONED. In accordance with general anticipation, the extreme step was forced upon the Man- chester rac-ecourse executive this morning, when it was decided to abandon the New Year steeplechasing fixture. A pronounced thaw had set in, but the snow still covered the tracks to a substantial depth, and there was no apparent likelihood of the eoftening process being effective.
OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. The "Sportsman" has been officially in-I formed by Mewrn. Weatherby of the follow- ing scnat/yhinye: — January Handicap, Kaydock Park—St Benet. a Warrington Handicap, Haydook Park- Royal Arch and Iddo. All engagements for which Mr. W. Raphael rear)ongible-Cimon and Cording. All engagements in Mr M'Kerrow's name- Mystical. All engagements in M J H Houldsworth'a name-Dularg and Dalharoo. All published handicaps (except January Handicap, Haydoek Park-Junker George.
GATWICK RACE MEETING. The "Sportsman" has received a message from the officials of tne Gatwick meeting, et&ting .at the snow is fast disappearing, and there be!ng no frost in the ground, racing appears certain to take place to- morrow and Thursday. I
—— BOXING. I BADMINTON CLUB, CARDIFF. NEW YEAR'S NIGHT. TWO GREAT SPECIAL 12-ROUND6' CONTESTS. BILL KING CBirmicgham) (8st. 101b. Champion of I the Midlands) and YOUNG LILLY (London) (Winner of 8st. 61b. Cb26mpionship Bolt). YOUNG JOEY SMolTH (London) (bet. Champion at the World) and KID JENNINGS (Merthyr) (Sit. I Champion of Walee). Commmma AT EIGHT P.M. PBpMPT. Tickets, 5a. e3111 WASTE NOT, WANT NOT." If you take C&l'& I to buy ENGLAND'S GLORY MATCHES you "waste" nothing. Every match Lights and Burns well to the end. You "want" no others after a trial. All English made. Made at KngWrt'l Glory" Match WarVi. W.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS AND IN MKMOmM. ttMje for tunrtlas adveruftments OBdar daJa hea.ding:-Is. for SO Words &ad id. for Krory Tw* Extra Worda. No notice of this description will be Inserted anttat authenticated by tho name and addreft at the itndav. Telegrams and telephonic m«osa«M oa.¡wœ be actaA on until confirmed in writine. MARRIAGES. MA CMORK AN—YATAGHAN— December 24th, tIÎ St. Mary's Church, HaJrow-on-the-Hill, Frank Kemp Macmorraa, son of the Rev. R Macmormn, of Edin- burgh, to Caroline Jltbel, only daughter at W. F. Vaughan, Eosemont, Bllport. DEATHS. ( HALL.—At 4, Troeayrliiw-road, Mountain ABU. Wa. IUJU Teague liall, Printer. Funeral Thursday, leaving residence Eleven a.m. for S. Margaret's Church. Mountain Ash, "thence by road to Oetu Cfemetwy, Merthyr. Gentlemen only. WILLIAMS.—December 23th, at Ty Charles, Fencood, Mary, relict of Benjamin Williams, and daughter of late Jenkin TTiomas, Ty Charles. Funeral January 2, for Coychurch, at Noon isliarp. Friends accent tbi8 intimation. In Memoriam. BURTON.—In Ever Loving Memory of our dw Father, Jasper Jchn Burton, Baker, Roatb. who passed 'away January 1, 190C.—oone, but not for- gotten by his Children.
,> AUGUSTINE J. SI ONE FUNERAL FURNISHER & FUNERAL DIRBCTOR. Personal Supervision to AU Order*. Nat. Tel.: Cardiff, No. 794; Poet OOlce TeL, No. 412, Cardiff. Telegrrams: AUGUSTIN. STONE, CARDIFF; AUGUSTIN6 8 TONE. BARBY DOCKS. 5» CARDIFF, 101, HOLTON-ROAP, BAEBY DOCKS.
LIVE COALS IN A ROOM A curious charge was brought against LdlXto Montallo, a married woman, yeeterd&y at Marylebone Police-court. It was alleged that Mrs. Montallo had thrown a quantity of burning coals on to the floor of a room, and the landlady said that when she arrived on the scene shortly after midnight the door separating the room from the adjoining apartment was smoulder- ing, and both rooms were fall of smoke. The accused had been uttering threats for some days. The fire was extinguished by a lodger, who gave evidence to the effect that live coal had been placed against the bottom of the door. The accused was remanded after she had emphatically denied the charge.
Coo 3Latt for €la>3sifitatimt XMAS PRESENTS. SEE SOL. PHILLIPS* WINDOWS FOR JEWELLERY AND BARGAINS. 41, ST. MARY.STREET, AND 43, CAROLINE-STREET, CARDIFF. NOTICE to all who have OUTSTAND- ING ACCOUNTS a^aAuet the POWEJLL8 TILLEEY COLLIERIES BAA £ > MIMICAL IN- STITUTE and the Abertillery Siher Baud. Working Men's Olub and Institute, please send the accounts on or before Saturday. January Stb, 1907, to Secretary, The Limea Abertillery. Niark envelopes Credit." c9312 WINNING Nos. Rhymney Church. 'V Band Drawing-:—509, 1402, 433, 1149, 3a 1346, 1557, 1147, 1425, 267, 1087, 286, 269, 1645, 1219, 958.—Applications to be made Dr. Edwards, 21, Gofhen-etroeit, Rhymncy, within. 14 days. e29%iJ ANTED good Plain Cook; experiõnêrd ;smäù t V dairy; email family; state wages, age. AtoO experienced House-Parlourmaid; plain needlewoman; under-Lousemaid kept; state wages, age, height. Cotii Churehwomen.rs. Hilliard, Llaagattoek Court, Crickhowell. s e2996i4 A DOP'nON.?-Faj-Rter's Wife Wh!'S to Adopt Alnfant; pTecuum required.-?B 85, EvemlB? Ex- press, Cardiff. 1'2119718 ANTED Immediately, good Pitm Cooit.—M!? W Ferrie), FalconhyM, radfol'd.pJa()8;.P<mart. eMMtS MAST Salesman Requires Berth an S Confectionery House; excellent cxedentials.-B 83, Evening: Express, Caidig. 6299918 ?)r7'AXTEb7?omMtiMted Us?uI-H?lp; )'?ht h<M<e- VT hold duties, s,?i?-ing; gcod home; Wary ?Mt, cook and house-parlourmaid kept.—Apply B 87, .Even- ing Express, Cardiff. eSOOOlll .ST1WXG. active Girl Wanted as Kitchenmzid.—Mr?, ?. HoweU, Penrheol, St. Clears, South W84es els -GRõOE:RY-andPrOVi¡¡ön6.thOmll6&Iîd.&nDë: Gllorth, have Vacancy for smrt Counterman; <c- customed to soliciting; must have highest outdoors; Welsh; full particulars first letter; splendid prospect for solid, reliable hand. e300218 OOKMiencjai Wanted T housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. Harnett, 28, Bryngwyn-road, Newport. oUI ARCHITBCX'S Jun:or Assistant D4senMed,; 6' Aye3?rs' experi?uco.—Appty L. 0., 4?vening &L pre&i?, Newport. 830ow TO-Let; 12,Fa-1 rwa teT,-rov e;ten rooms, h. and c. TlattT, and w.c.; rent 8s. fid.—Apply 31, Tnnrtf- road. 6300me "IVTV TA-XTED, smart Young Man, abstainer, about 25, if A8 Warehouseman and rorwarding Clark. Abe Carman, abstainer, to Look After 1 vo Horses.—APVlK, giving fuU particulars, to B 85, VSveuing ExpreSO6 Cardiff. eSO0614 w ANTLD, staid General for Small Family.- Reference 28, Wellfield-road, Cardiff. esolo14 ?j a.bout ￼ Let, or wiH SeU about eIght yœrs' lease, to Let, or will eu LARGE-DOUble-liCeL&d Hotèl, -.cbmérydiÏtri«, Ueillaining Loo5e.-Apply 1) 15, Evening Expr, CLrdiff. Sams MART Youth Wanted, ?hortha?d-TypiM. (YoeQ¡ must be quick.—Address Box 41, G.I'.O., Cardiff. e2939i4 WANTED, Partner, Join Opening Colonial Branch Stop; have management; small capital.—B 77, Evecing Express, Cardiff. 11294014. C OMPOsn.?R?—Wantedimmedi&Kty, ImprovST; one used to jobbing preferred.—Apply Maaagm, Glamorgan Gazette," Bridgeid. e2"219 xr lÚfËby. the 8th, goA -cook=-GeneT&T;JÏ [ W maid kept; email f&wily .el-y-Bryn, Upiands. Swansea. e0944i8 ANTED at once, good Cook-Oeneral; housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. G. L. Lloyd, Barrowdail*, Fields Park-road, Newport. e213311 ""t-:N'TEi),g-c¡ên:Girl;to sleep out; 6"? Yt wt?es.—Apply 12, AlMandr?-ro«t, Canton. ei2 ANTED, Agents, Hardware, Jewellery, Furni- f f ture, Bazaar Goods; catalog" free.—Berrids«, 24&, MMtfoe?u?trcet, Binaingham. e298Ot6 AHD IFF. —L y i Ida 1 e School for Girla and Boy": ?ARDitT.—Lyudaie School for Girta Md B<?*: children cMefuMy advanced; terms moderate; pi&DD- forte and th '?ory; next term Lwins January Btb.- Apply the Misses Griffiths, 152, Richmond-road. ei8 0 M PO RT ABLE Home for Two Young Ladies Or ? Gentlemen out all day; use ot piano; 5s. 6& each; respectable, homely people.—No. 1, Carlisle- street, opposite East Moors Hall, Moors, Cardiff. ei4 MANAGER and Wife, disengaged January 26, Alps, Wines, a.nd Spirit Stores, Seeks Reo- engagement, Jointly or otherwise; thoroughly expe- rienced in any capacity; middle-aged; first-clast refer- enm.-B 72, Evening Express, Cardiff, e295918 ANTED, a House-Parlourmaid; housemaid kept. YY —Mrs. Richards, Crumlin Hall, Crumlin. cttlS r-][-7-0- L e t:, -ithhe e t?mn??Inn? Ferry ?de; luUy-licMaed? J? immediate posao'sion.—Apply BucUeya Brewery (Limited), Llanelly. cM14 T?BArERY?-WantedImmediatefy??cxp.eTtenoed _L? Salesman and WindO'Wret;ser; t;6B<? drapery. Full P&rticulgrg, A?em, Co-cpet?tive Society, Blain&. 09316 "T"*rANTED, Lad, General Hotel Work aad MjA VV BtUiarda.—ColbourM Hotel, Cathays, C?rdiC. 029311i4 ANTED, Lady Typists for Cardiff: shorthand; f aged 18 to 25; good school training and know. ledge of arithmetic indispensable.—Apply, own hand- writing, stating age, experience, Box 33, Poet-office, Cardiff Docks. \%T ANTED, good General; family three; plain W cookmg.—Apply, evenings, 2, Bert;hwiu-stree4 CMhodral-road- e299118 R India Rubber and Waterproof Trade, compe- £ tent Assistant Required.—Particulars B 81, Evening Exprees, Cardiff. eini8 FOR Sale, Pedigree Irish Setters; mates and femalefc -Ptiticula.rs Green, 56, Hiohmond-roed, Ordiff. <X>K Wanted on 7tb; two in Jamily; two sepi. vants; bahy and nurse; temporary or perma- nent state wages; no beer; Roes 94 miles.—ii 9i, Evening Express, Cardiff. e299412 TVTlV fAN'Sfl, for SWul,-Am, Young Assistant, Working Housekeeper, or Help; gentleman and young lady only; no fainily.-Particulars, age, B 94, Evening Express, Cardiff. e2995;8 RST-Claas Set Brass-mounted Single Hawnass, J' doubie-stitcbed, £ 3 10* Set Silver-mouivted ditto, cob size, 14; Set Brass, cob size, £ 4 loa.; Set Silver- mounted Double, full size, £5 5s.; all above are best quality; town-maffb harness; approval with pleasure.— Merthyr Carriage Company, Merthyr. 02MA TTtlRST-Class Light Brougham-Wagonette, by Perry X; and Turner; rubber-tyred; in every respect equal to nCW. TiS-P-ViS; good condition. Dogcart; 9-d condition. Ute property gentleman giving up tot motor; will ari to clcar.Merthyr ("wri.ge Com« pany, Merthyr. e2998iS KJHT Cane Landau, by Perry and 7?irne. -d j? condttio?; £ 35. Broughatn-W?oattte; 900d condition; £25. Rubber-tyrtd IWli; cob siie; first- class condition; jSM. Light Rubber-tyred Stanhope; excellent condition. Brougham, HAnaoci; good condi- tion. Wagonette; carry six iio. Shellibier; fair condition; £10. For cash or easy payments.—Merthyr Carriage Company. e29994.8 WANTED, Quantity good Second-band Bridge Ar Rails, about 141b.; also a Few Coal Taa,?s. 2ft. 6m. guage.-kpply Gregory, Abersyohan. eS992H KO X MO Mi ER V. — Wan ted immediately, Junior JL Clerk; must be quick at figures and able to keep books; no others need apply; irontaonger^s 'assistant preferred.—State full particulars, n. B. JCiMft, iron- monger, Clydach R.S.O. 4C9UH ?TrT?KTRD?jcapoeta.blo GeMtr!)); te Mtiat.-? JbM When jr^quir^d; gl children.—Cytfura, Skewen. e23#J16 GBN ERAL Wanted foe Lady aad little Daughter, ?jr residUi? ?outTi 'Wala<; nU wat&t)?; -ell place; small, convenient ?ouse.-F,*tex. 6,' Se-" terrace, Shrewsbury. *2984)8 ir?RAPEBY M<r MUUnery BuainMe tor DtM?t*? Donoe; cash trade; modern doUhl&-fron tèd shops excellent house.—Apply B 86, Evening Express, Oar> dill. «28S6ie WANTED, experienced House-Parlourmaid; small family j no chi"jl;, wages .ost lft(,ti 4f* perwaal so- plication.-Mm Lambert, House, ?n&rth. am F you are in ÑOOd-öi7TtmïJ'lOl'aJ' Oa.-»h Ad"- upon your own promissory note, without suretMfc wrlte Or give me a call.—6tolt>k«, 41, OIaIIIIea-øtreea. hlid,, MMt «dQM