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PRESENTATION TO A MERTHYR FOOTBALLER. On Saturdav night a very interesting gathering took place at the Bdle Vue Hotel, the occasion being the presentation to Mr. W. Harris, of Aberdare, a member of the Merthyr Football Club, of a gold watch-chain, and shield (xmdant. Mr. Harris is about to leave the district in order to undergo a coutv.e of study at Culhaui College, near Oxford, and the reeni- !>ers of the club, together with a few outside friends, determined that he should not tje j>erniitted to take his departure without carrying with him some tangible token of their esteem. Tllfl presentation of ¡' the gift,which was purchased from Mr. C. H. Flooks, ofPontmorhiis.wasmadeby Mr. Alfred Edmonds, who. in addressing the assemblage, said they had met for the puriHjse of recognising the merits and services of a young gentleman who had devoted himself in the most self-sacrificing manner to the interests of fnot- ball at Merthyr. For many years football in Merthyr seemed to be under a cloud, but recently, under more favourable auspices, the national winter game had revived considerably, and a good deal of that revival ¡' he thought might be attributed to the gentleman whom they had met to honour. He could venture to say that no footballer in the whole district had I thrown himself more thoroughly into the game, or had devoted more time to it than Mr. Willie Harris. There were some footballers who would only turn up on a fine day there were others who would only play when they thought they might distinguish themselves and there were others again who always played a distinctly selfish game, and never tried to sink their individuality. None of these charges could be brought against Mr. Harris. He was 120 fair weather footballer, and on every occasion on which they had seen him play in one or other of the three rear lines they had recognised that he always played a plucky, straightforward, unselfish and clever game. To him was due a large measure of the success which the Merthyr club had attained during the current season. He was sorry that there were not present a larger numljer of the first fifteen, to bid Goa-spewd to their old comrade. Mr. Harris was laying himself out for the w.-vrk of education, which was one of the noblest undertakings upon which any man could enter and he was sure that all Mr. Harris' friends wished him every success in his new career. Mr. Edmonds then handed the chain to Mr. Harris amid loud applause, and in acknowledging the gift the recipient said he felt very grateful for the handsome way in which his services on the football field had been appreciated. He had always found the Merthyr men as good and as jolly a lot of fellows r.s it was possible to meet, aud if the members only stuck j together he lnilieved the Merthyr club would "l>e one of the best around the hills. He had always tried to do his I)e,,t with every team in which he had played, and if everyone was animated by the same spirit much better results might sometimes IJtI secured. Mr. E. D. Evans, Mr. David Harris (Abercanaid), Mr. Harry Davies, Mr. Percy Ward, Mr. Jones (secretary of the second fifteen), Mr. T. Jones, and Mr. Baities -the laM; two being the gentlemen by whom the presentation had Ix-en originatedâalso" spoke a few words, conveying their good wishes for Mr. Harris' future welfare. rrr â m â¢

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