FRIENDLY MATCHES. ABERYSTWYTH v. ST DAVID'S COLLEGE LAMPETER. These two teams played their return friendly match on the Smithfield ground on Saturday, ■feefore a fairly good crowd of spectators. The game was in charge of Mr David Williams, Aberystwyth, and the teams lined up as fol- lows — Aberyetwyth: J. D. Davies Mansel Jenkins and Oswald Green T. W. Roes. E. Peake, and J. W. Edwards: H. W. Stephenson, J. Jones, R. Peake, Evan Humphreys, and Oswald James. St. David s College Pugh; A. A. Davies and J. T. Lewis; E. E. Davies, T. (). Thomas, and D. H. Jones; J. B. Davies, Ruber's L!ev\elvn, E. H. Roberts, and Marie. Aberystwyth won the toss, and decided to de- fend the town goal first. The visitors kicked off, and at once made a rush on the home goal, but the attack was returned, and the home for- wards securing the ball made their way to the visitors' goal, but they were repulsed. Aberyst- wyth still kept piessing. and Steuhen-son made a brilliant run o nthc right. Ho sent in a fine -hot which beat the visitors' goalkeeper, and thus opened the scoring after a few minutes' play. From the kick off the College forwards got go- ing. They pressed hard, but the home defence "was not to be beaten. E. Peake got possession of the ball and tried for goal at long range, but lie missed hi-, maik. A free kick fell to Aber- ystwyth. Green took the kick and sent well in- to the visitors' half. A scrimmage followed in fi-ufct of goal from wlrcft Bob Peake scored No. 2. Again the Cuiifegians pressed, but they were repulsed, and the home forwards .securing forc- ed their way towards the visitors' goal. An- other scrimmage followed which terminated in Jack Jones netting. After some mid-field play, Stephenson made a splendid run and forced a corner. The kick was taken hv Rees, but this was headed over the bar by one of the visitors' backs. From the corner kick that ensued, Os- wald James just missed by a few inches. The Aberystwyth forwards still kept pressing. Stephenson collided with the goalkeeper. Both were hurt, and the former had to retire from the field through an injured hip. The play kept in the visitors' hnlf. ruxl through some prettv play Jack Jones added another goal. The visi- tors press?'" 'c, but through their being too excited the cd a fine chance of scoring. The attach eturned, and a corner fell to Aberystwy: h resulted in Bob Peake scor- ing. Anoth ner fell to Aberystwyth, but this was ci.. L Pugh in goal for the visitors was playing pital game and he saved many a hard shot. Ilalf-time Aberystwyth, 5 goals; St. David's College, nil. After change of ends Oswald Green played inside right, but he did not seem to be at home and missed several fine chances of adding to the score. He, however, sent in a fine high shot, which Evan Hum- phreys headed into the net. The visitors during this half put more energy into their play, and the Aberystwyth goal was several times in dan- ger. About a quarter of an hour from time the Collegians scored their only goal through a scrimmage. A little later Bob Peake added another for Aberystwyth and the game was soon over with the score reading Aberystwyth 7 goals, St David's College 1 goal. 0 MONTG 1M RYSHIRE CUP. CHIRBURY v. LLANFYLLIN. Played at Chirbury on Saturday. The home team won the toss, and played with the wind in their favour. The game opened briskly, both ends being quickly visited. After some midfield play, the home left got possession, and Row- lands sent in a beauty across the goal mouth. A corner resulted, but the play in front of goal only ended in a bye. Llanfyllin next got away, but the home backs cleared well two or three times in succession. Play was again transferred to the other end without any result. Whitting- ham sent in a good shot which Holland saved. Llanfyllin again took up the running, but failed to get through. Shaw next made a good run down and centred well. Miller got possession, and after putting in a bit of good work in front of goal netted the ball for the first time. The home team continued to press, and obtained a corner, but Llanfyllin being awarded a free kick the ball wa,s cleared, and the other end was attacked, but Blakemore cleared. Miller again got down and sent in a capital shot, which Hol- land saved. The visitors again got dangerous, but Neill and J. S. Morris saved. From a free kick against Llanfyllin. Whittingham obtained the ball and had a good try, but Holland again saved. Some give-and-take play followed, after which the homesters again began to press. Shaw sent in a good long shot, and just missed the goal. The left wing were the next to attack, and then Holland saved splendidly from Miller. A corner was obtained, and a scrimmage in front of the visitors' goal resulted in the ball be- ing cleared. N. Lloyd next sent in a good shot, and another fruitless corner was conceded, and the other end was then visited, and Butters had a good try. Kilvert cleared at the expense of a corner, and for the next few minutes the Chir- bury defence had a pretty hot time. the ball at length going just over the top of the post. After some further play S. Rowlands made a nice run down but just missed an open goal. A little later the- visitors again pressed, and the home backs were called upon. Llanfyllin kept up the attack, and E. D. Evans equalised with a good shot. The visitors were soon down again, and Neill fisted out twice, and Kilvert finally reliev- ed tlu- pressure by kicking out. Miller made a good run down. but shot rather wide. Llan- fyllin pressed again, and Blakemore and Morris cleared. Miller again getting possession tried Holland with a. good shot. The home defence was next tested. J. S. Morris* saved at the ex- pense of a corner, which Kilvert headed out. From a free kick against the visitors Miller shot at goal, but Holland saved. Llanfyllin were again dangerous, but were ruled offside, and the homesters again got away, and Ham- mond* saved from Rowlands at the expense of a corner, from which, however, nothing resulted, and the score at half-time wa6- Chirbury, 1; Llanfyllin, 1. The play in the second half was not quite so fast as in the first. Llanfyllin, however, netted the ball in the first few minutes but the whistle had previously given off-side. The home team next assumed the offensive, Shaw and Jess Hughes making a combined run and passing to Miller who sent it a bye. Whit- tingham soon afterwards got the ball and sent in a beautiful high shot from which he had hard lines in not scoring. Holland .saving only just on the touch line; in fact many of the spectators thought the ball wis through. Both sides then pressed alternately without result, after which the visitors- got dangerous and had hard lines in not scoring, the posts and crossbar being hit in quick succession. Later, from a free kick. the crossbar was again hit. Better luck followed, for Neill falling in saving a good shot the ball was rushed through before he could resume his position. The play for a time was of no par- ticular interest. Both ends were visited, but < he visitors had most of the play, and the home men keeping the ball too much in front of goal instead of clearing a third goal for the visitors followed. Nothing further was scored though the home team pressed hard just before the whilstle blew for time. The final score was— Llanfyllin, 3; Chirbury, 1. Llanfyllin Holland Hammond and Griffiths;: D. T. Lloyd. J. C. Lloyd, and E. R. Jones; Butters, E. D. Evans. Jehu, W. H. Jones, and C. Richards. Chirbury: J. J. Neill; L. Blakemore and J. S. Morris; N. Lloyd, A. C. Edwards, and T. Kilvert; W. R. Shaw, J. Hughes, A. A. Miller, S. Rowlands, and J. Whittingham. Referee. Mr R. Evans, Welshpool; linesmen, Messrs J. Lee and E. W. Tudor. MONTGOMERYSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Results up to Saturday, January 30th. Goal* 1'. W. TI. D. F. A. PTS. Aberyftwvth T. (1) 6 6 0 0 30 5 12 Towyn. Rovers 8 3 2 3 14 16 9 Llanidloes U. (4) 8 2 2 4 14 18 8 Newtown H.W.W.(5) 8 3 3 2 12 20 8 Aberyntwyth C. (2) 6 2 1 3 ]4 7 7 Montgomery 8 1 4 3 7 19 5 Ogvresl rv Wnricn A. 7 C 3 4 6 12 4 Newtown N.E (6). 5 0 2 3 5 3 3 TOWYX ROVERS v. MONTGOMERY. I These two teams met at Towyn on Saturday under the auspices of the Montgomeryshire and District League, before a fair attendance. Towyn ti ied two new men in the forward line, whilst Montgomery played three reserves in the half-back line. The te<1 were as follows: — Towyn: Lewis Jones; Gladstone Davies and Pryee Evans Dr. Davies, T. Jones, and E. O. Roberts Harry Edwards. G. R. Francis, Tom Wynn, C. C. Davies, and G. E. Morris" Montgomery: Roberts; Withers and Maddox; Bowen. Waring, and Harries; J. Parks Tan- ner. Watkins, Jack Parks, and II. Jones. The referee was Mr C. Parry. Oswostrv and the linesmen Messrs J. Owen and J. Gornall. Towyn won the toss and played down the slight slope. They at once attacked, Harry Ed- wards being pulled up for off-side. Play was transferred to the home goal hut Prvee Evans cleared with a long kick, and Gladstone Davies fit the other end sent over the bar when in a nice position. A melee ensued near the vi«itin» goal which nearly brought disaster to the Mont° gomeryshive men. but the situation was saved by Maddox clearing. The visitors attacked, but were cheeked by I),- Davies. The bill was secured by C. C. Davies. but his final efforts went wide. From a foul throw the visitors near- ly scored, the efforts of Parks being spoilt bv his fouling the home custodian. Hands was given against Torn Jones and Wynn in quick succession, but brought no result. The Towyn- ites broke away. and a corner followed for them but this proved fruitless. H. Jones made a good run on the visiting left and he tested Lewis Jones, who saved cleverly. Pryee Evans secur- ed the leather, and Morris, after receiving, scored for Towyn. Half-time was immediately called with the score—Towv-u Rovers, I goal"; Montgomery, nil. After change of ends" the homesters put more energy into their n1:w. They a.t once attacked, C. C. *Davies placing'wide. Francis made a long drive, but Roberts saved A corner fell to the Seasiders. The kick was Taken by Evan Edwards. Davies placing behind Morns again tested Roberts, but he had no difficulty in clearing. Play was transferred to the other end, Jones saving from Waring. After some play in mid-field the visitors attacked, and were aw a-rded a corner. This was cleared, and Morris racing along the line sent in a nice pass, which, however, was not met, and a fine chance was missed. Roberts again cleared from Fran- cis. A rush ensued on the visitors' citadel, and Roberts, who was on the ground, in attempting to clear, practically threw the leather into his own goal, but to make matters safer Tom Wynn rushed forward and scored. Parks made a char- acteristic run on the visitors' right, but his final efforts went wide. The ball for some time hover- ed near the home goal, and C. C. Davies receiv- ing from Gladstone Davies, sent to Wynn who raced away and scored with a lovely shot which fairly beat Roberts. The visitors broke away, but the attack was returned by Gladstone Davies. The ball was sent to Morris, but his efforts were spoilt by Wynn being offside. Play was now stopped for a while, Wynn having been injured. The visitors pressed, and through a mis-kick by Pryce Evans a goal followed for the visitors through Waring. The homesters from now to the end had almost all the play, but fail- ed to add to the'r score, and time was then call- ed. Final result: Towyn Rovers, 3 goals Mont- gomery, 1 goal. COMBINATION. -WELSHPOOL AGAIN BEATEN. Welshpool entertained Oswestry under the aus- pices of the Combination on Saturday and sus- tained yet another reverse, the Oswestrians beat- ing them by three goals to nil. There was a very good gate, though not so large as expected. Mr A. Harrison. Crewe, ruled the game in a very impartial manner, and his decisions: were most excellent. The teams lined up as follows Welshpool: Westley Smith and Wright; WT. Davies, T. Davies, and Jarman; Hughes, T. Evans, E. Evans, G. Bowen, a.nd Brush Evans. Oswestry F. Williams; E. Evans and J. Wil. liams; Richards, Lewis, and Groves; Jones, Wynn, W. Williams. E. Williams, and New- bound. The Welshpool captain was aga.in lucky in the spin of the coin, and played down the field to- wards the station goal. The home forwards at once got down, and Bowen put in a splendid ard long drive, which Williams caught and kick- ed away. A series of throws-in followed on the Oswestry left wing, and after some uninteresting play Jones got up and was getting dangerous when Smith robbed him. The Pool left wing then got down the field by good play, but the ball was kicked out. Oswestry obtained a cor- ner. This was well placed and partially cleared and Newbound had a chance of centring or of putting a long shot in, but shot feebly behind. Wright was now prominent with some good clearances, and a foul just outside the dreaded area looked nasty for the home men, but West- ley kicked out into touch. Offside was twice given against W. Williams. From the second of these the ball was very weakly kicked, and the Oswestry centre-forward obtained and sent the ball in the net before Westley could get back to his place, thus giving the Oswestrians the lead. On resuming W. Williams was again given off- side, and from hands against Jarman, Newbound again obtained and shot behind. Pool got near the visitors' citadel from the behind kick, but a foul against them drove them back. They came again, however, and a corner was conceded them. From this, W. Williams suddenly ob- tained and dashed through. He made for"goal, but when inside the penalty area and getting ready to shoot. Smith, who had followed him up, robbed him. The ball went to E. Williams, but as he was about to shoot, Smith managed to clear at the expense of a corner. From this Hughes got away, but was given off-side. After a brief visit to the other end by the Oswestrians, the home Forwards came along again, and Geo. Richards saved by kicking out. and the ball was eventually sent behind. E. Evans soon after- wards got down, and when hampered by E. Evans gave to T. Evans, who shot hard and well. but F. Williams managed to save at the expense of a corner. Welshpool obtained a free kick about ten yards outside the Oswestry penal. ty area, but Williams saved Trevor Davies' shot. The Oswestry forwards then came along, and Westley had to fall full length and concede a corner to save. From this Lewis put behind with a long shot. The ball was soon after, wards put across the Welshpool goal. and E. Williams shot, but Westlev saved splendidly. W. Williams was again pulled up for an in- fringement of the offside rule. Half-time now- arrived with the visitors leading by one goal to none. On the resumption Oswestry at once pressed and kept it up for some time. From a free kick, Evans hit the corner of the crossbar with a long hard shot, and offside against one of the visiting quintet relieved matters. Shortly afterwards the ball was put across the goal-mouth ana J. H. Jones had only Wesley to beat at a few yards range. He gave the goalkeeper no chance. About- this time Jannan was ill. and went off the field, Welshpool having to play the re" t of the game with only ten men. They did not resort to the one-back game, however, but played four forwards. T. Evans went outside right, and showed his speed several times. From a centre of his. Hughes banged the ball just over the bar, and soon afterwards Williams had to handle. At the other end. E. Williams shot hard, but Wesley again made a very good save. Newbound afterwards centred to two of the Os- westry forwards who again had only Wesley in front of them. and Wynn shot the third goal. Just before the close, Oswestry were given a penalty, but J. WiHiam-s shot wide. Time ar- rived with Oswestry winners by 3 goals to 0. THE WELSH CUP. OSWESTRY AND ABERYSTWYTII AT HOME. The Executive Council of the Football As- sociation of Wales met at Wrexham on Wed- ne-sday evening. and made the draw for the fourth round of the National Cup competition. The clubs came out of the hat as follow — Oswestry United v. Wrexham. Aberystwyth Town v. Tonpentre. Treharries v. Connah's Quay. Whitchurch or Druids v. Chester. To be played on February 8th on the ground of the first named club in each case. Commenting on the draw one of our football reporters say. it is one of the most interesting of fourth round draws during recent. years. In two instances the luck of the lottery" is rather favoui able to the home clubs, and these concern the two representatives of South Wales. Con- nah s QUGY. the baby team of the Combination, who have done so well in the competition, are called upon to make the long journey to Tre- harrips. In past seasons, the colliery town club has figured prominently in the contest for the senior blue ribbon of Wales. Last season Treiiarries fought their way to the fourth stage to be beaten by three goals to one by Oswestry I __o bmted— who eventually won the Cup—at the border town. This was a creditable perform- ance against the Welsh champions, but on their ow n pasture the South Walians are a greater force to be reckoned with. In tlit-, iliird i-otind this season they routed Merthvr Vale by five clear goals, and the men from Flintshire can have but scant hopes for success, even though they went to Wellington and vanquished the Salopians by the odd goal in five. The match should be a good one to witness, but the south- ern team ought to enter the penultimate stage. The other hope of the south"—Tonpentre — nave to journey north to Aberystwyth. Theirs is a forlorn hope, for the seasiders are a strong side at home. and are determined to make a splash" in both the senior and amateur com- petitions this season. Certainly Dame Fortune has placed no impediment in their way. Their luck in the draws has been surprising. Each round has seen them pitted on their own pitch, and in each case their opponents have been de- feated by meritorious margins. Their goal aver- age in the competition is something like 19 to 1. It is curious that they have made headway so far at the expense of Montgomeryshire elevens —Wehhpool, Xewtown North End, and Llan- idloes. United-and as Tonpentre are not a team of much greater calibre than these, they should have little difficulty in figuring in the semi-final once again. It is ten years since Aberystwyth made such progress in the national competition. That was when they had the assistance of the Welsh Internationals, Charlie Parry, L. R. Roose, Green, and Morris, and captured the Cup for the first time in their history, beating the Druids in a. memorablo final tie at Newtown by three goals to none. As for the two remain- ing ties, it has not yet been decided which club shall meet Chester. last year's semi-finalists. Whitchurch, who were beaten in the final last season by Oswestry, and the Druids, who are noted Cup fighters, have played two drawn games in Ù.. third round. The third attempt to settle the issue will be made at RUHbon- probably on Saturday—and it would not be sur- prising were the Ancient Britons to qualify for the next round. In any case these two ties in which Wrexham and Chester have to journey from home, promise strenuous and exciting foot- ball. Oswestry should make no mistake Al- ready this season the holders have defeated Wrexham at the border town in the English Cup competition. The Birmingham Leaguers a,re not happy in a Cup tie their methods are those of the less strenuous League games. Os- westry, on the other hand, are just the sort of team to do well in a. Cup game, and they should once more figure in the semi-final. Chester will have a hard nut to crack if they have to visit Whitchurch, but if the fat^s—and next Satur- day's game—decide that they must go to Ruabon —they may perhaps anticipate an easier task. 'Tis true that they have beaten Druids on the Ancients' ground under Combination auspices. But so. for the matter of that, have Whitchurch, who have found the Druids far worthier oppon- ents in Cup warfare. WELSH AMATEUR CUP. DRAW FOR THE FOURTH ROUND. The draw for the fouith round of the Welsh Amateur Cup competition was made at the meeting of the Executive Council of the Welsh Football Association at Wrcxham on Wednesday, as fol- lows — Welshpool Reserve v Shrewsbury Rovers, Acre- fair United or Eelusham White St!<i- v Aberyst- wyth, Ilolyhrad Swifts v Brymbo Vies, Buckley Engineers v Burntwood. To be played ( n February 29th on the ground of the fiist. named clubs in each case. In the previous rounds, Aberystwyth were drawn at home, but on this occasion, they are called upon to journey to the Wrexham district, to meet Esciuaham White Stars or Acrefair. 'i hose teams made a draw of three goals each in the third round on Saturday, and as the re-play is to be at Esciuaham, it is more than probable thai the seasider's opponents will be the stars. This will be a stiff contest for last season's ronners up, for the Stars are leaders of the Wrexham and District league, and have not tuffered defeat on their own ground this season. Welshpool Reserves are again lucky enough to be drawn at homp, and they should enter the semi-final for the first time in their history. Still, they have worthy oppon- ents in Shrewsbury Rovers and will have to tro all the way to win. The holders of the cup, Buckley Engineers, are to deceive Burntwood United, and it looks odds on their figuring in the semi-final, and perhaps final, ties for the third season in succession. Brymbo have to make the long journey to Ilolyhead, and they will spring a surprise if they win. OSWESTRY AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Ellesmere Vole. 10 8 1 1 52 12 17 Weeton Rhyn 11 7 2 2 29 20 16 O-swestry Victoria. 15 6 7 2 34 44 14 St. Martin's 9 6 3 0 27 8 12 Chirk R. 10 5 4 1 26 33 11 Gledrid 9 5 4 0 20 18 10 Tedamore 11 4 5 2 26 39 10 Criftins 12 3 7 2 21 30 8 Pant 9 2 5 2 11 18 6 Porthywaen Inst. 12 1 9 2 12 36 4
NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK. The seventy-second annual general meeting of the shareholders of the North and South Wales Bank, Limited, was held on Monday afternoon in the Law Association Rcoaig, Cook street, Liver- pool, Mr Thomas Brocklebank, chairman of direc- tots, pic-siding oror a laige attendance. In moving the adoption of the report and balance sheet, the Chairman described the p-ist year as one of the most memorable in the annals of banking. The bank-rate had bsen changed seven times. On January 17 it fell to 5 per cdnt., having stood at 6 per cent, since the 19ch October, 1905, that rate never having been imposed before for such a long time. On the 11th A pril it fell to q L)or cent., and on tbo 25th to 4 per cent., where it remained until 15th Angnst, whe l it again began to tise fust- to 51 per cent, on 31st October and on 7th November io per cent at which rate it remained up tc the e: d of the year. They had to go b&.ck t) the period following the Franco-German War, to arrive at the timo when such a condition of things exi&ted in the financial world. But alas, there was another side to the question which coutnei-balanced the profits that bankers had made by their current business. The over speculation in America had resulted in one of tho severest commercial panicj ever known in that or in any other country, but wa may be proud to Miy that the financial and commercial world of England stooti so firm that only one or two failnres took place consequent ujon the distressing fall in almost every class of secuiity. Those held by this bank, in spite of being of the very first class, were no eiceytion to the rule, the ultimate resolt being that the prdit ttatwe should have reaped from our general bu?MOES had been 'argely swallowed up in providing for (ha depreciation of se,tic- stiep. Nevertheless, I musi say that we have an entirely satisfactory balance sheet to offer. The deposits had realised .eU,COO,COO, the profits of the year a woiking being no less satisfactory, as they were £ 3,oC0 larger than a year ngo, so they wer« able to pay the same dividend, to apply £ .3,000 in reduction of premises account, to pay £ 2.000 to the pension fund, and to tet aside another £ 25,003 out of the year's profits to meet the depreciation of investment, which now Btood on the books at prices well within the market value on the 31st December (hear, hear). Our premises account has increated by £ 25,773, which is practically accounted for by the purchase of a File in Castie street, which we thought it piudent to Eecnre in view of the pc ssible extension at the head offica, wheie wo are now rather cramped for room. The same remark applies to sites wo have bought at Aberystwyth and Qjeeti gquaro, Liver- pool, in both of which blanches the accommo- drtSKD wo have at present is inadequate. The high rates obtainable for money had, of course, been remunerative, and with a large and increas- ing business their resources have bean well laid < at. Havine' refer: od to the death of Mr Sandbacb. a director, and of Mr Richard Meredith Jones n.anagei at the head (flico, the Chairman eon- eluded with a pointed reference to the future, I do thick, he said, that the future points to a restric- tion of trade, and until the process of liquidation in the Ut ikd States has been in the main accom. plished it does not seem to nio that money will become cheap. The position in Amsrica is still a long way from being satisfactory, though wa are y toid it is sound at the bottom, and with the vnesi- biiii V of trouble in the FINANCIAL position in Car- many bifoie us, it is, in my opinion, prudent that we should maintain our exceptionally strong reserves (applanse).
MARKETS. I I WELSHPOOL CORN, Monday.—Quotations Whe t, 'I 16s Od to 16s 6J ppr 240 I s on, s 3" Od t,, 14- Od per 225 lbs; mailing barley, 17.. Od t I 19. Od; grinding barley, 15s Od to 16s Od per 280 tba. ? &Li<U H'c t. GKMBBAL.Monday—•« pr>ces: matter, lo Id to Is 2d per lb; eggc. 9 ;or la chickens, 48 6d to 68 Od; ducks, 5s Oil t;() 6* Od fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d rabbits. Is 4d to Is 6d p ) ")Utylt,. t.; EWTOWN.- (luotutlOns Egg"" 7 to 8 fur 1.. outter, Is to 18 3d pe; Ib; chickens, 3K Od to 5s 0 1 per couple;. rabbits, 7 to 0s 81 each pheasants, 4s Od; partridges, old, 28; young 31:1 per braoe hares, 2s 6d to 33 Od each potatoes, 5s 01 to 58 6d pet cwt. ^SHREWSBURY CORN, Saturday.—Wheat, 15- 0 .0 15s 6d por 2251bR; old oat a, 16:\ Od to 17* 01 m w oats, 12s 6d to 13s 6d per 2251bs barley, 18a Od to 20s Od per 2801bs. SHREWSBURY GKNKKAL MAKKBT, Saturday. Quotations Freeh batter, Is 3d to Is 41 per lb ■ ggN 8 t- 9 fowls, 5s Ofl to 7s 0d ducks, 58 6d to 7s Oil rabbits, Is 8, to 2s Od per couple (iheacani s, 48 6 i to 5* 6d per brace piye.ms, 10d to Is each potatoes, 5s 6d to 6s Od per cwt. SHKEWSBDRY CATTLE, stoi e cattle, but fair trade. Good show of beef, trade a little better than lust week. -Good supply (If flbeep and pigs. Quotations :-Beef, 6d to 6irl cows, 5id to Od wethers, 9d to 9Jd ewes, 7 i to 81; calves, 7&d to 8.-1 per ib; pork pigs, 9s Od to 9e Ed; bacons. 8s 6d to 8* 9 i per score. Hay np to 55s a ton. Numbers— Cat tie, 506; onlves, 80; eheep, 603; fat pis<s, 268; etore pigs, 261. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLK FAIR, Wednesday.— There was a good supply of stock at the Smith- field, and an excellent, clearance was made in oil departments. Messrs Wiitfield and Sons MI hi 249cattle and calves, and 672 Sh"Ð¡> and pigs Messrs Win. Hall, Wateridge and Owen, Messrs Whitfield and Rogt-rs, and Mr T. Whitfield, Junr. bad their usual sales. Quotations -Beef, 61 to 6^d veal, 7^d to 8d; mutton, 8d to 8j t 'amb, 9d to 91d per Ib; pork pigs, 9- 6d tc 101 0 bacon pigs, 9" ad to 9* 6d per score. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, Wednesday.— The following were the quotations :— White wheat (odd) 5s 2d to 5s 4d; rod (old) 5s 2d to 5s 4d per 751ba oats (new) 118 6d to 12- 6d (ok) 14- 6: (i i5- Od per 2001bs malting barley, 18s 6d to20. 0i: grinding barley, 15s 6d to 16s Od per 280lbs. OSWKSTRY GENERAL MARKET, Wednesday.— Quotations :-Bntter, Is 2d to Is 31 per lb eggs, 7 to 8 for Is fowls, 4s ad to 5 ad ducks, 5, Od to 6s Od rabbits, Is 8d to 2s 0.1 per couple geese, 7s 6 i to 8s 0 1 caul,flowers, 3J to 4d eael-h potatoes, Is Od per 16'ii'S bat;atias, 8d per doz celery, I^d to 2d per stick; tomatoes, 5d Brussels sprouts, 2d to Od per lb rhubarb Id per buudle shallots, lkd per lb cucumbers, 3d to 4d each turnips and carrots, Id watercress, Id per bunch pears, 2d to 3d per lb; apples, 18 6d to 4s Od per hundred filberts, 4d to 5 f per lb hedge nuts, 3d per quart; walnuts, 6d per 100. ELLESMERE GENERAL, Tuesday. —Quotations :— Wheat. 16s Od to 163 6d per 2251ba oats, 113 01 to 12s Od per 200lbs; barley, 20s Od to 21s Od per 2801bs e^IFS, 9 U 10 lor is; butter, Is LU 18 3d • <■••• ib; chickens, 4s Od to 4s 6d hens, 2s 6d to 3" 6d rabbits, Is 6:1 to Is lOd pei couple. WHITCHURCH, Friday.— Wheat, 14a Od to 15.3 6d per 280ibs barley, 18s Od to 19a Od p-ir 2801bs oats, lis Od to 15a 0>i par 200lbs eggs, 8 to 9 for Is butter, 08 to Is 3d per lb fowls, 4s 6d to 5s 0 1 ducks, 6s 6d to 7s 0d rabbits, Is 6i to Is 8d per couple; potatoes, Is 2d per score; beef, 7d to 9d mutton, 8d to 9d veal, 7d to 9d pork, 6 £ d to 7d per lb; apples, 3d per lb geese, 8J-»i per lb. CORK BUTTER, Tuesday.—Firsts, 112s StjOttdb 110J thirds, 105s fourths, —s. Mild cared Superfine, -8; fine mild, 110s choicest boxes, —; choice, —s. Fiesh butter, 112s. Moderate supply quiet demand; prices lower. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, Tuesday.—Prices :— Beat clover, 84s Od to 92s 6d inferior do., 72.¡ Od to 80s Od; specially picked hay, 82^6d good do. 653 Od to 75s Od inferior do 55s Od to 63a Od mixture and sainfoin, 70s Od to 82s 6d straw, 25a to 318 per load. SALFORD CATTLE, Tuesday.—Trade slower for all classes of cattle. Good demand for sheep of all qualities. At market: 3,222; sheep, 7,000 calves, 88; pigs, 26. Quotations —Cattle 5d to 6^d sheep, 7d to 9J 1; calves, 5a to 7^d per lb. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, T upa. ay.—Short supply and business dull. Quotations:—Best Here- fords, 6^d shorthorns, bd to 6^d bulls and cows, 4d to 4^d calves, 6^d to 8d wether sheep, 81d to 9d ewes and rams, 5id to6^dper!b; bacon pigs, 0a Od to 9s Od porkets, 9d 9j to 10s Od Bows, 0a 01 to 73 OJ per score. LIVERPOOL CATTLE Monday. — A.t market — Cattle, 1,175 sheep, 3,3C2. Quotations Beef. 9d to 61d mutton, Scotch, 8d to lOd Irish, 6d to 9d per lb. LIVERPOOL CORN, Tuesday.—Wheat, fair trade about Friday's prices to tLa ( urd lower—1 Manitoba, 8:1 lid to 88 lUd 2 hard winter, 8s 4d to 8j 4d Maize, dull, about ^d under F.'iday—Prime mixed, old, 5s 61(1 new, 53 4d Plate, 53 51 to 5i 5^d. Beans and peas unchanged. Oits, white, 2s IHd to 33 0d yellow and black, 23 9d to 23 10d. Flour, unchanged. BIRMINGHAM BUTCHERS' HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, Friday.— Hides, 95 and up, perfectly iiived, 5,1,1, ordinary, 5^d; 85 to 94, 5 3d 5fid; 75 to 84, 5y-d,5|-d, 65 to 74, 5|d, 5Ad 56 to 64,5gd, 5:\d; 55 and under, 5^d, 5jd heavy cows, 5d, 4^d light cows, 5| 4|d;bulls, 4^d, 4d; warbled and Irregs, 3|d to 4^ Calf, 17 and up, 63LI 12 to 16, 6Åd; 9 to 11, 68(1 light, 7d. Horse hides, 22s Od, 20s 6d, 17s 6d; 15s 6d, 12s 6d, 13s 9d, 8s 6 i. Wools, al 7s Id, a 58 lOd, b 4s 5d, c 3s 7d 8,10 1, 7s 5d, 61 8J, 6s. Fat, best beef, 24d; beat mutton, 2éd; seconds, 2^d; common, lid mixed fat, 2,3 141. Marrow bones, Is 2d. waste, 9d per score. FEEDING STCFFS.—Mobssine Meal, £ 6 7s 6J per I ton.
I R. 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION THB SOUTH WALBS BOBDIBIBS. REGIMENTAL ORDERS. COLONEL E. PRYCE-JONZB Commanding. Headquarters, Newtown, 25th January, 1903. Ex RO LJlF.NT.-The undermentioned having been enrolled, is taken on the strength of the Battalion, posted to B Company, and 8Hotted regimental number as silted against his name :—i- o 1775 R. E. Jarvis. RIGNAELING CLASS.—The Siguilling Class will attend at l ho Aimoury headquarters on Tuesday, the 28th instant, at 8 30 p m., for instruction. F. GILLESPIE, Captain. Adjutant 5th V.B. South Walaa Borderera.
General Baden-Powell delivered a lecture on "Boy Scouts at the Pavilion, Carnarvon, on Wednesday evening to a large audience. The General had a most cordial reception, and among those who greeted him were men who had served with him through the seige of Mafe- king. }
CAMtSVVS BOAHD OF GUARDIANS DECREASE OF PAUPERISM IN MONT. GOMERYSHIRE. There were present at the monthly meeting of the Newtown and Llonidloee Board of Guard- ians, at the Workhouse, on Wednesday, Messrs R. Evans. (chairman), D. Lloyd (vice-ohairman), Wm. Alders on, J. Jones, Rev G. Lewis, Messrs S. Powell, T. Whitticaso, R. Bowen, D. T. Francis, J. Whitticase, E. Lewis, T. Davies, W. Jones, P. Pugh, LI. D. Humphreys, J. F. Francis, J. Thomas^ T. Mills, Evan Williams, and D. Higgs, with the clerk (Mr C. T. M, Taylor), and the relieving officers. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master (Mr J. Parry) reported that ti Christmas dinner, consLsting of geese, turkeys. roast beef and plum pudding was provided for the inmates and was much enjoyed by them. Lady Pryce-Jones kindly forwarded tea and sugar for the bed-ridden men and women, a cake for every inmate, and epunge cakes for the children. MrsE. Powell, Plas-y-bryn, sent 41 packets of tobacco, 28 packets of tea, and 78 oranges. Mrs Purchas, Newtown, scarfs, toys, chocolates, sweets, and books. Mrs Gillespie, sponge cakes and oranges for the bedridden men and women, and periodicals for the inmates. Mrs and the Mieses Swift, toys, books, pictures, sweets, and Christmas cards. Mrs Kin- sey, Maesmawr, basket of apples. Miss Clark, Christmas cards. Mr and Mrs Griffiths, stationers, Newtown, periodicals and Christmas cards. Messrs G. and R. Phillips, basket of apples. Mr J. Lewis, periodicals. Mr Rees, Canal shop, Newtown, box of oranges. Messrs Park and Sons, Christmas scrap book. Miss Francis, TNmawr, periodicals and oranges, and copies of local papers. Mr Wilson, Gwyn- fynydd. Daily Graphic. It was further stated that Divine service was held during the month by Revs D. Davies, J. Jones (vicar), D. A. Evan&, D. Jenkins, J. G. Jones, and R. Ed- wards. On the last day of the fifth week there were 79 inmates compared with 86 in the cor- responding period of last year. and 316 vagrants r had been relieved aa against 303. The best thanks of the Board were accorded to those who had so kindly contributed to the comfort of the inmates. VISITOR'S REPORT. The Visitors report stated that Messrs Wm. Jones. a.nd John Pryce Francis had visited the House on January 3rd, and found both females and males in a very happy state, with the excep- tion of one or two suffering from old age, etc. The Visitors made enquiries as to how the in- mates enjoyed their Christmas. They all read- ily answered that it was one of the very best they had ever spent, and greatly praised the officials, the oldest praising the matron very much. All the invalid persons seemed very happy and comfortable. BOARDED-OUT CHILDREN. The various doctors submitted satisfactory re- ports upon the boarded-out children. RELIEF REFUSED. An applicant for out-relief appeared, and stated that she didn't ask for relief when ",he could work, but they gave relief to some people who got a big wage. The Chairman We don't do it with our eyes open; we are doing our best. The Relieving Officer gave a bad report of the applicant, and no relief was granted. NEWTOWN NURSING ASSOCIATION. The Clerk stated that he had received the annual report from the Newtown Nursing As- sociation, their subscription to which was £ 2 2s. REGISTRATION OF PAUPERS. The Committee of the Registration of Paupers recommended the following sums be paid the officers for their extra work -The Clerk, £ 10 Relieving Officers-Mr Lewis..E3; Mr Wilson, E2; Mr Owen, £1 10s; and Mr Parry, the mas- ter, £1. The forms and files had eoet £ 3 7s. 8d., and the committee were of opinion that those should have been supplied by the Local Govern- ment Board. The report was adopted. The Clerk stated with reference to the regis- ter, that they had to keep a reeord of every pa.uper that had been on the books for the past 12 months. After preparing the register, they had to tabulate every one singly and then draw a summary up afterwards. THE PRINTING OF THE MINUTES. The Clerk stated that he had made an esti- mate and had received two tenders for the print- ing of the minutes. Of course he could not tell the cost, exactly as the length of the minutes varied, but be had estimated the number of pages it would take to cover their minutes per meeting. He thought it would cost about £ 1 or £ 1 5s per meeting, or about P-15 per year. lie did not think it could be done for less. Nothing was done in the matter. DECREASE OF PAUPERISM IN MONT- GOMERYSHIRE. The Clerk stated that he had received a copy of the half-yearly report of the Local Govern- ment Board on the question of pauperism. One or two paragraphs were of special interest. Dur- ing the first ti-ix months of the year 1906 pauper- ism was for the most part lower than in the corresponding period of the previous yea.r. but towards the end of June, there was a slight in- crease. There was an aggregate number of per- 7 sons in receipt of relief in England and Wales by July 1fit, of .03 per cent in excess of the pre. vious year. The increase in the aggregate was to a great, extent due to the greater number of persons relieved in London, where the relief lists showed an increase of 1.7 per cent over the pre- vious year. In comparison, however, with the increase in population, which was estimated for England and Wales in the middle of the year at 34,945.600, pauperism on July Lst showed a slight decrease. The number of paupers relieved was one in every 40 persons or 24.8 per 1,000 of the population, compared with 25.1 registered in tho corresponding period of tho previous ys&r. There had been an actual increase in the aggre- gate number of paupers of all classes relieved in 34. and a decrease in 21 union counties. The largest decrease per cent, in numbers in the various union counties of England and Wales was Montgomeryshire, with a decrease of 5.3. The same county also showed the largest de- crease in tho rate per thousand of the popula- tion with 1.4. In England and Wales there had been an increase of 5,517 indoor paupers or 2.1i per rxiit., this being in spite of a decrease of 1,499 in the number of vagrants relieved. There was a decrease of .8 per cent, in the number in receipt of outdoor relief. lu Montgomeryshire a decrease of 27 was .shown in t.ho number of pau- pers relieved in Machynlleth Union, 44 in the Newtown and Llanidloes Union. 30 in Fordcn Union, and 6 in Llanfvllin Union, making a. total of 107. b Mr Evan Williams asked whether the figures included casuals or not, and the Clerk stated the figures excluded casuals. EMERGENCY COMMITTEE TO BE CALLED Attention was. drawn by Mr S. Powell to the fact that a. sum of monoy was being lost in con- sequence of the Board meeting monthly. If -t person refused to contribute the case was de- ferred until the Board meeting, thus a week or two's contributions were lost. If proceedings were ordered to be taken it might happen that the .summons could not,-be issued in time for the' next Court, and again contributions were lost. Arter a good deal of discussion it was decided hat in future the Emergency Committee shotHd take action when these ca-so& occurvod. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The finance Committee reported that there vtas a balance in the treasurer's hands of £1799 6s. 1 hey recommended that certain bills be paid. A few parishes were still in arrears with thei>- payments. adopted10 motion °f Mr D' Higgs tIie rfP°rt was
"fOThb ON F. JOT BALL. [BY VETERAN."] Aberystwyth men have certainly had all t; ck of tho drav ■ for the Welsh Senior Cup — far having all tiie games at home. And DO,. there is another. Personally, I am dis- appointed for I did wish to see a downright good team at Aberystwyth this next round. It -doca not pay I know to make little of oppon- ents, but still Aberystwyth should have another romp home, and then in the semi-final they are bound to meet a good team, though the game will not take place at Aberystwyth. The men are keeping themselves well in practice, and on Saturday they had a fairly good team in St. David's College, Lampeter, as visitors in a friendly. Little need be said about the game, as it was another one-sided one, the Town win- ning by no less than seven goals to one. They were the masters of the situation pretty nearly all the way through, though at times the visit- ors by powerful play tried the defence rather warmly. Bob Peake was again to the fore in •the scoring department, and no less than three fell to his share. Jack Jones got two, Hum- phreys one, and Stephenson one. The goal the latter obtained was the first of the match and about the most brilliant one. J. W. Edwards played a splendid game, and had much to do in keeping the persevering College forwards from scoring more than their solitary goal. The de- fence of Aberystwyth was sound and good. Though Stephenson was wounded, and had to retire the Town well held its own to the end. Though Aberystwyth have made mincemeat of most of their opponents this season they must not imagine for a moment that this sort of work can last all through the piece. Things are nar- rowing down. and the semi-finals will be hot contests. The seasiders, I know, are well aware of this. and mean to keep themselves in first rate condition for the real tug-of-war when it comes. Though Aberystwyth have to go into the Wrexham district for the next contest in the Junior CUJ tie I shall fully expect them to pull it off. Towyn 3, Montgomery ] rotten game," was the brief and laconic wire received at Montgom- ery on Saturday evening. Notwithstanding this the game was well fought out, and for ninety minutes Jack was almost as good as his master, and this mind with Montgomery playing three reserves in the half-back line. Of all places on .the field this is the most trying, and it speaks well for the attempts of the three young fellows that Towyn were only able to lead by 1-0 at half-time. The homesters woke up in the sec- ond half, and Roberts, the Montgomery goal- keeper, and his backs had their hands full. The ball was rushed from goal to goal a, a fast rate. The best goal of the day was the third which Wynn scored. Gladstone Davie- led his men on well and showed that there is plenty of life in the old boy yet. The third round of the Montgomeryshire Chal- lenge Cup is now over, and the teams remaining are North End. R.W.W., Montgomery, and Llanfyllin-four teams of as near equal calibre as anyone could NPisii. However the draw comes -out we shall have some rare battles in the semi- finals and the final. I am glad to say that the protest lodged by Llanidloes against one of the North End players has been withdrawn. From what I saw and heard North End won fairly and squarely by a team composed of eligible men. The last game in the third round took place -at Chirbury on Saturday, when Llanfyllin won by three goals to one. There was a high wind which upset any combination that was attempt- ed, and the game was scrappy and rather rougH, the referee's whistle being frequently in use. The long grass on the wings upset both teams, and rendered many promising attempts abor- tive. Both teams were well represented, though Llanfyllin had to do without Wilson, their champion. Chirbury v the toss, and played with the wind. The) went off with a rush, and were all over the Welshmen for the first quarter of an hour. The Llanfyllin backs -were at fault, and Miller getting between them scored for Chirbury at close range. The home- sters continued to attack, and Miller and Shaw got in hot shots that failed to materialise—the visitors' goalkeeper being very nimble. Llan- fyllin occasionally broke away, and in one of their rushes, Jehu, who was playing a capital game, equalised for them. though Neill might have saved. Miller was conspicuous in the Chirbury van for several good attempts after this, but was not well supported. The Chirbury half-back line, burring Kilvert, who was one of the best men on the field, were weak, and this threw a lot of extra work on to Stanley Morris and Blakemore behind them. At half-time the score was one all," and the odds were in favour of Llanfyllin, who had the assistance of the wind. The Salopians, however, quite held their .own for some time after the restart, the halves showing much better form and Shaw and Miller leading on the forwards resolutely. Llanfyllin gradually asserted their superiority, and "the Chirbury goal had some remarkable escapes, two shots; hitting the crossbar in rapid succes- sion with resounding whacks. Butters eventu- ally gave his side the lead. When Jehu scored again shortly before the close it was all over bar shouting, and the end came with Llanfyllin ,entering the semi-final by n win of 3-1. Ow- ing to the facts I have before mentioned the «ame is hard to criticise, but the Cyrnros were oecidedly the better team. Their defence was decidedly better than that of Chirbury. whose rearguard except that of Stanley Morris and Kilvert were never safe. The Llanfyllin for- wards too were nippier, and they never hesitat- ed to shoot when within range. Jehu was the best. forward on the field. Miller was very good on the opposite side, but his methods were too vigorous so often. -+-
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BAKMOUTH. A DYFFRYN XURSANCE. — At the Barmouth Petty Sessions last Friday, Mr R. Pryg Owen pre/siding, Isaae Griffiths (18), Roewen, Dyfifryn, was charged with wilfully obstructing the pas- 6age of pedestrians.—P.C. Nathaniel Davies said that at 5-20 p.m. oil "Sunday, December :39th. he saw several young I-liell Iotlllgill near the Dvf- fryn Post, Office. On his approach they scam- pered with the exception of the defendant who 6tooct his ground. The constable warned him that as he had had previous notice a summon* would be issued. The defendant insolently re- plied "Summolls or no summons, I will not budge to please yon or anybody I ef Constable Jones appealed to the Bench to assist the police in suppressing this vile practice. Com. plaints were numerous and frequent that these young men were a source of great nuisance in the village. They passed rude remarks at people going to places of worship on Sunday evenings. —A fine ef 10s. ani costs was imposed.
57 Years Reputation BROWN'S For Cougrhs and Colds. For Bronchitis and Asthma. BRONCHIAL £ or J,nllucnza and Catarrh. For SoreuesBof the Throat, rrenrin™ ForJSpeakers and Singer*. 1KOCIIES. Tfeey Strengthen the Voice. < Is. lid. per box. Sold everywhere-