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— FOOTBALL (By En Avant.) tANSWERStTO CORRESPONDENTS. Burial Reform.-I agrees with you. The other day a little girl who is fitaying with me, (which her name is Alice, and her age a, net), told me a thrill'ng story in this fashion Uncle John, do you know, ther3 was a naughty horse which would not do what he was told, and he ran away into a field to play instead of going to his work, and he fell into a hole which the wicked Satan had dug in the field for the naughty horses, and they had to kill him." The fore- going is a verbatim report of the little girl's account of the sad and lingering death of a horse in a field at Garth last week. I suspect Mrs En Avar t had something to do with this importing of Satanic interference into the ad- ventures of this poor Bucephalus, but doubtless her motive was a good one. It is necessary, i, however, for the sake of coming generations, that a correct account of this melancholy tragedy sbculd be published in the columns of the Observer," therefore, with the full connivance of the Editor, I beg to state as foilers:—This'ere lorse wasturne(I outintothe aforesaid field to graze and wrs entitled and fr-llv expected to gorge hisself with the fat of the land in a legitimate way. He appears to have done this ior some »/ time, but then, an unholy desire seized him to explore fresh fields aud pastures new. The con- sequence was that he landed hisself into a small bog, and there he floundered about till he gradu- ally sank up to his neck in the mire, from which f bad position he took entirely new views of life. L, The alarm was given, and a number of men came t and tried to get him out. They failed miserably, f and the horse, which was most distinctly off- | side, was shot in situ. There was a large and [ appreciative crowd of youngsters in the road at ■ the time, and it was decided that there should P be a public funeral for n. en only for that horse P on the following day, the coroner having re- P ti rned a verdict of "Accidental death through P. Miss Adventure," The public funeral for men only took place in the same field where this mel- ancholy event took place. Five men were en- I gaged for a day and a in digging a grave for this poor orphan horse, and at last be was tumbled into the pit which kindly and sympath- • izing friends had dug for him, and thus, without beat of drum or the voice of the bellman being heard in the land, the last scene of all whs con- sumted in the history of this poor hoss,and now he sleeps in peace. R.I.P. 1 have composed a awdl for the occasion. It is as follows:- Not a drum was heard or a funeral note, Ae his corpse to the ramparts we dragged by the heels, His companions which knowed him in the flower of his youth, Bow say, 'E dunno where 'e are. P.B.-This awdl is copyrighted in th i United States of South Afiica and America by En Avant, and all rights are reserved, and anyone L infringing the copyright will be persecuted with the utmost rigueuer of the lcr. I am given t MF understand that a public monument will be erected by the promoters of the electric lighting fad in Bangor to the memory of this unfortunate r hoss, at the expense of the ratepayers. Re- quiescat in pace. Sic von nobis. On these grounds," Burial Reform," I entirely agrees with you. Spot Stroke Barred.-I did see the great Billiard Match between Parnbam and Tom Leat, ht the [ Castle Hotel, Bangor, last week. Parnbam is not in the same class as Tom Leat and me, and consequently was defeated hip and thigh. He played a joHy game all through, and twice asked me to have a drink, which I steadfastly refused, as I had no money on me, or anywhere else. There is a splendid report of these pro- ceedings in another column of this paper, which • is, nevertheless, sold for the iDsigaificant sum of one peiny to all bona fide travellers. fiybelwr.—You might employ your spare time in trying to find out who sends to the papers those sensational reports about railway outrages on the Bethesda railway. The appearance of these precious reports in the papers reflects seriously on the character of the quarrymen, and inclines the public to think they are a crowd of murder- ous villains. If I were the secretary of the Quarrymen's Union, or t 1 •-> organiser of the Quarrymen's Union, I WI I,ld make a point of finding out who sends tl reports to the papers, and ma&e him giv his authority for them. Naughty Little Twinkle.-I am -ather shy, but I don't mind admitting that I did prophesy that Bangor would draw with Newtown in the first match in the English Cup Competition, and then knock spots out of them in the replayed tie at Bangor. As you are by this time no doubt aware, my "little gamecocks have fulfilled the first part of my prophecy for me, and I have not the slightest doubt that they will make good the second pvrt next Wednesday, when the tie is to be replayed at Bangor. (P.S.—This note is written on Saturday night, the 31st of October, 1896, and the notes will not appear in print before the tie is replayed, but the Editor will support me in the assertion that I wrote this before the tie was actually played). ICARNARVON V. FLINT. This historical affair came off at the Oval, Car- narvon, in the presence of En Avant and a few others, on Saturday, the 31st October aforesaid. Hr Meir, of Colwyn Bay, was the commander-in- chief, and though the kick-off was advertised for 3.15, and the referee had planted himself accurate- ly in the centre of the field about that time. the Dan was not middled till 3.37 p.m. The belli- < gerents were named as follows:- CARNARVON. A1 e Hughes. Oswald Hughes. Treior Jones. I John Davies. A; W. Menzies. Howell Evans. ■ ?> O Edwards, W Morris E Williams T Roberts, W oneB | 0 11 Mallin, D Davies, Jackson 8 George, J Bibby, John Price, James Price, W Lloyd, I T LloyJ, Roberts, it < Davies. tf- FLINT. The 'Nops kicked off towards the Morfa goal, y 44d though James Price repulsed their first attempts, they came again, and Morris giving the bail to D.O. that agile youth sent in a beauty *t long range, which bounded viciously past the upright. I ought to say that Li had not up to Ithis time put in an appearance, and it was gener- ally said that he could not come. Flint came ?^ay nicely from the goal-kick, but Mallin handled, and the free kicK put the men of Carnar- von on the way for the other end. T. Roberts got ~^e ball, which he sent some distance in front of him. Like a bull Roberts of the Flint defence Went for that ball, and the heme Roberts paused Jo see what would happen. What happened was JjWt the ether Roberts clea.i missed the ball, and Roberts had it all to himself. With a gay and "festive bound, he was on it again, and away he hashed goal wards, but he was ever afraid of the Return of the other mm behind him, and shot ^ildly behind, when he might just as well have the Flint custodian. Howell headed the &Oal-kick back and it dropped among the home left lingers, among whom, assisted by the centre, a splendid series of headers ensued, in which John £ ice jovially joined, and subsequently cleared. £ he play, even at this early stage showed the in- herent weakness of the Carnarvon system, for jhough they frequently got through the "F^ 'e- eQce, it was chiefly by means of long' wide. J^hich they only partially understood, for when by this means they pot within shooting distance the Flint goal, there was no united rush after the flying ball, and the backs were allowed to clear 06t their leisure. In spite of the fact that he was forking single-handed, T. Roberts did a lot of &oad work on the left wing, and it was as the out- forking single-handed, T. Roberts did a lot of &oad work on the left wing, and it was as the out- come of some of this that Ellis Williams got the and made a smart run up the centre of the .1 PoAro field. He was furiously charged by Lloyd, but be never flinched, and the outcome of the collision waa that Williams retained possession of the ball and slot hard for-goal, John Price sending into touch. From the throw out, Flint raced away but were fiercely tackled by O. Hughes, and Oswald, running up a bit. sent in a long shot which went behind. A fierce attack on the Flint goal followed the goal-kick, but Flint eventually got to the other end, and Howell gave a corner, which he also cleared in splendid fashion, subsequently stopping another rush up by the Flint right wing in a workmanlike manner. Flint came again, and Alec ran out of goal to meet a splendid centre by Bibby, and while he was out of goal, having missed the ball Oswald headed the ball straight up into the air, and Jackson sent over the bar. A splen- did run up by Ellis WiHiams followed the goal- kick, and again he was met by Lloyd, past whom I he neatly touched the ball, which came to D.O., who, when close in, shot miserably behind. Meet- ing a splendid centre by D. O., who tricked John Price prettily, Li got the ball, and shot in with tremendous force but the Flint custodian kicked clear right off the line, in fact, I almost thought the ball had crossed the line when Davies kicked out. However, no claim was made, and play pro- ceeded on the same lines, till the ball came to Li again, and again he banged in with all his force, Davies this time conceding a corner, which was put behind. Twenty minutes from the start, Howell got the ball and dropped in a lovely centra. Lloyd WPtlt for it, but he missed it, and it rolled to Will Morris, who, with terrific force, banged the ball dead into the net. CARNARVON, 1 GOAL FLINT, 0. Again the ball came into the Flint quarters, and another desperate rally roused the feelings of the spectators to fever heat, and then John Price broke in, and cleared, and away went Flint to the other end, and the home backs being caught nap- ping, George had no difficulty in beating Alec with a good shot. CARNARVON, 1 GOAL; FLINT, I GOAL. There was only a quarter of an hour to play after this, but in that time the 'Nops put in some of the best play of the afternoon, and six minutes after Flint had equalised, Lloyd handled the ball in front of his own goal. The free kick was sent over to D. 0., who was standing close in, but it touched one of the Flint men iB its passage, and then when it did reach the little home outside right, he made no mistake, but with a shot that nearly took the roof off the net, he put his side ahead again amid tumultuous cheering. CARNARVON, 2 GOALS; FLINT, 1 GOAL. And so ended the first half. The second half proved one thing besides the weakness of the Carnarvon system of play; it proved that the men were out of training, and Flint began to show a marked superiority, and what with their superior condition, and their superior style cf play, they put on, and kept up a severe pressure on the home goal which gave Alec. an opportunity of shewing what he could do, and he came out of the ordeal with flying colours. In spite of this, however, it must not be supposed that the 'Nops were idle, the fault with their play was that it had no cohesion in it, but was mainly characterised by clever individuality. Thus it was quite 20 minutes before the next point was scored, and then it came to Flint as the outcome of a tre- mendous attack on the home goal. Suddenly, after a spell of creditable defence, the home backs unaccountably collapsed, and Davies rushed in pell mell, and catching the ball on the bounce, close in, he flashed it past Alec at lightning speed. CARNARVON, 2 GOALS; FLINT, 2 GOALS. Again Flint came up in strong force, and gained a corner, and one of the home men, in trying to clear shot, straight for Alec. Howell, however, kicked into touch, and soon after this Li kicked backwards, and one of the Flint men shot over. Flint got a free kick for hands, and this was dropped into the goal mouth, where Bibby was standing near the upright. Without a moment's hesitation Bibby slapped the ball into the net, but the referee disallowed the point on the ground of offside. At last a sudden rush by T. Roberts carried the 'Nops to the end, and D. O. sent in a spanking shot, which Davies ran out to with both fists doubled. He did not get the ball far away, and he followed it up and sent into touch, and the subsequent throw out was seat behind. Flint soon got up to the other end where one of them put the ball into touch near the home corner flag. The referee gave the throw out to Flint, a serious mistake for the 'Nops, for, as the result of this, the visitors made off for the home goal, and with good passing beat the home defence and arrived in front of Alec in a line, and the ball being passed out to Davies, that youth had no difficulty in defeating Alec again with a rattling good shot, which gave him no chance whatever of saving. There was not much more time to play. and the final whistle went as Carnarvon were en route for the Flint goal, the












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