FOOTBALL. NORTH WALES ASSOCIATION SENIOR CHALLENGE cur.-1ST BOUND. CARNARVON v. 1RHYL. od RHYL EXCEL THEMSELVES AS CUPFIGHTERS. GLASS SAVES. A PENALTY. _BY PHILLIP."} At 10-50 on Saturday morning the players left Rhyl for Carnarvon to play the Ironopolis in the North Wales Coast Senior Competition, and that place was reached shortly before one, when the team adjourned for refreshments before entering the arena. The Rhyl team, to my fancy, has a very "ragged" appearance on paper, but their play on Saturday showed us that there is still some good ttnff in a few of those whom some condemn as beiDg worn out. I wish to refer more particularly to Alf Williams and Charlie Jones. Taking into consideration the length of time since they were on the football field, consequently the loss of practise and training, they performed with the utmost credit. Without an atom of hesitation I say that the former is second to none in Rbyl as a half back, while the Charlie Jones, so far, has been the best experiment as a centre forward. They both deserve another trial. A. Davies and another Davies were fresh faces in the front rank, one on the extreme right and the other as inside left, while a ycung lad of the name of W. Williams, and a brother to the more celebrated Ike Williams, accompanied the team, but on Stewart, of Bangor, putting in an appearance at Carnarvon he willingly withdrew to make room for him. It will be noticed that Rhyl were minus such players as Will Jones, Thomas, Middleton. Vaughan, Russell and Ike Williams, and yet they WOD. The afternoon was fine but the ground was in a slippery state. At 2-30 there would be from 200 to 300 lining the ropes, but the attendance had increased by half-time, and I hear that the gate receipts were a trifle over JE8. The raferfe was Mr Jones, Bangor, and Mr Hopkins, Dudley Hotel, officiated as one of the linesmen. The following are the teams:- Carnarvon won the toss and Charlie Jones kicked off for the visitors. The game in the opening stages was in favour of Carnarvon, and they at once came down on Glass' charge via the left wing, but H. Williams sent wide of the desired mark. Coming again the same player repeated his previous performance, and Roberts met a similar fate shortly afterwards. Next H. Jones, Morris and H. Williams were in evidence with some neat pass- ing, but Morris overran the ball. From the goal kick Bhyl broke away, but Edwards stepped in and cleared, Morris getting possession made a pretty run, and passed to H. Williams, who, however, failed to reach the ball. From the throw in which ensued, the Rhyl forwards booked on the ball, and after some pretty passing in which the whole five took part, Sam Parry sent behind. Carnarvon retaliated ere long with a brilliant run on the left, which led to a foul against Rhyl in front of Glass. D. Jones was entrusted with the free kick, and that player ssnt the ball harmlessly outside. The game had been in progress about ten minutes when Abel Davids made his presence known with a beautiful run on his own account, only to be robbed when in a good position by Edwards, the last- named sending well to his left where Williams and Roberts became busy, Glass bringing off a magnific- ent save from the foot of the former. At this stage f there was no denying the determination of the I, homesters, the whole team playing a winning game, and the question which arose in my mind was how I much would they win by; but thanks to the stubborn defence of the Rhylites, more particularly that of Vernon Jones, all their efforts proved futile. A foul against Charlie Jones placed the Rhyl goal in jeopardy. Vernon Jones, however, with his characteristic coolness, brought off a timely clearance. A foul throw by Stewart was the next incident of note, but owing to an error of judgment on the part J. Rees, as well as the stiff breeze, they failed to take advantage of it, the ball dropping far behind. Stewart was next to the front with some telling work which brought Rhyl opposite their opponents' goal, but the chanoe was loit through another foul against the visitors. This availed the homesters nought, as the leather was sent behind to the marked disapproval of the spectators. Carnarvon, no doubt, had the best of matters, but failed lamentably in front of goal. They haj also several opportunities in the way of free kicks, the bulk of which were for foul throws by Stewart. The way the kicks were taken I left much to be desired, the ball invariably going t outside. I am of opinion that had these kicks been taken a little more accurately the result would have bean different. A run by the home left was checked by Alf Williams, and a throw-in for Carnarvon called upon Street to clear. Several throws.in followed for Carnarvon, but try as they would they could make no impression on the Rhyl defence, Street at length gave relief with a huge kick which led to a futilo run on the visitors left, bet Hall was fouiad when about to steady himself to shoot. WiUiaQls however, disposed of the free kick, and in a trice the ball was travelling at the toes of H. Williams when Alf Williams appeared and sent the sphere to the rightabout. Ably led by the veteran Charlie Jones the Rbyl forwards made a brilliant combined rua only to aee Sam Parry finish badly, kicking straight for the back, who cleared with ease. Stewart luckily met the leather and sent to Davies, who gained a corner off Rees. This, however, proved abortive, and the Ironopolis were down again on the Rhyl citadel, where j Street made a grand clearance. A foal ageirst Carnarvon gave a Hall a chance, and he sent a warm handful to Evans. Street, at the other end, stopped aa ugly rush on the home right by kickng outside. Fouls became frequent, the homesters being vigorous in the extreme, but the referee was not to be caught inapping. A throw-in for Rhyl led to hands against Carnarvon close in which D. S. Jones cleared, Rhyl improved from this to half time, and bad quite as much of the play as their opponents. A shot bv Alf Williams certainly deserved better fate. He brought the left wing to bay, and after beating a couple of his opponents, sent a lovely oblique shot which just dropped the wrong side of the bar. The homesters returned to the attack, and Vernon Jones effected a capital save when a goal seemed imminent. The home- sters were 'not to be trifled with, for they came again to the attack, and this time they found the net. The referee, however, rightly disallowed the point on the ground of the player being offside and impeding the goalkeeper. This somewhat encour- aged the Rhylites. They raced to the other end where they remained for several minutes, the ball on one occasion being all but through. A splendid shot by Hall going only a few inches wide of the desired mark. During a brief visit to the visitors' territory the homesters gained a free kick through a foul throw by Stewart, but this was also sent behind. Rhyl again assumed the aggressive, and Evans was twice called upon in as many minutes to sive capital sho's from the visiting right, while shortly afterwards A. Davies was roughly pulled up when in a favourable position, the same player sending wide a moment later. A foul against Charlie Jones eventually gave the desired relief, and Stewart was called upon to save, while another foul against Ironopolis helped the visitors to return to the attack. Stewart took the kick and placed beautifully to Davies, the latter sending to C. Jones, who tried his luck but failed, and the ball was sailing outside when A. Davies rushed up and completely beat Evans with a lovely cross shot. This reverse roused the homesters, an I from tll; centre they made a desperate attempt to break through, bat Vernon Jones was altogether too good for them, and several times repulsed their attacks with ridiculous ease, while he had a good partner in Street. Glass was also in fine fettle, aud was equal to all emergencies, clearing promptly and effectively. He very cleverly saved one particularly fine shot from the foot of D. S. Jones, and others he negotiated in his accustomed masterly style. From this to the interval Carnarvon made several plucky attempts to penetrate the Rhyl defence but to no avail. As the result of an incursion to the home quarters by the Rhyl forwards Sam Parry experienced the hardest of hard luck with a shot that grazed the crossbar. At the other end the shooting of the homesters was erratic: decent shots bsinar few and far between, and thus the score stood when half-time arrived: Rhyl United 1 goal 1 Carnarvon Ironopolis nil After the customary rest the players faced for another 45 minutes. The opening exchanges of this half were in favour of the visitors, who were playing an excellent game all round with the breeze to their baoks and playing down the incline. Charlie Jones hept his wings going admirably, his passes being accurate and well timed which means a great deal to a winger. The first to show up were Rhyl, and after a clever run by the Rhyl left, in which C. Jones took part, Hall tested Evans, who effected a fine save. As the result of a spasmodic run on the home right, Glass was called upoD to show his abilities. He saved a shot from H. Williams in the coolest possible manner. Sam Parry at the other end sent behind when he might have scored. Rhyl kept up the pressure, and the Carnarvon goal bad many narrow escapes. A foul against Rhyl eventually gave relief. The Carnarvon forwards made an incursion to the Rhyl half where Glass and Street sayed in turn, the last-named at the expense of having a nasty smack in the face with the ball. Hands against Carnarvon removed the venue of play to less dangerous quarters, and the game went on in a ding-dong give-and-take man- ner for several minutes. Gradually, however, the Ironopolis gained the upper hand, and from this to the finish kept their opponents continually on the defensive. The Rhyl baons had all their work cue out to their clear charge, and the fact that they kept their goal intact under such a severe pressure speaks volumes for their play. Carnarvon attacked from right and from left, but there was no finding the net. About a quarter of an hour from the finish a peculiar incident occurred. Alf. Williams, in his anxiety to clear his lines, fouled one of the Carnarvon players within the twelve yards limit, for which foul the referee awarded a penalty, This was taken first by W. Morris, who tailed to score. The referee, however, ordered that it should be taken again, for some infringement of some rule or other. Another player took it this time, and after he had spent some time placing the ball, and looking at one goal-post and then at the other, with Glass parading to and fro in front, he took it, and Glass, to the amazement of the spectators, caught the ball and saved cleverly. Why the kick should have been taken a second time I cannot understand, but no doubt the referee has some reason for his decision. From this to the finish the game was in favour of Carnarvon, and on one occasion Hugh Jones came within an ace of scoring, while W. Morris a moment later had no one but Glass to beat, but he dallied, and the ever-watchful Vernou cleared. This was the rule of the game up to the call of time, when Rhyl retired victorious after a most trying game. FINAL RESULT. Rhyl Uaited I goal Carnarvon Ironopolis nil.
BIG MINING DEAL IN CHINA. The l'iiii es'corre spon dent at Berlin says:—A telegram to the Cologne Gazette announces that the German Shan-Tung Syndicate has already in view the laying down of a railway between Tsin- Tau and Tsi Nan Fu, the estimated cost of which is calculated at from 60 to 70 millions of marks, and that further sums will be forthcoming for the development of coal mines and other minerals. The London Mail's Pekin correspondent tele- graphs The Government has granted a con- cession to work all the mines in the North East of Mongolia and in the province of Pecliili to Chang Yen Mao, formerly Chinese director of the Kaiping Collieries. An Imperial edict to this effect will be issued in a few days. Herr Detring, a German subject, will be his foreign adviser. Chang Yen Mao some days ago made a loan of 1,600.000 taels to the Government through Mr. Morting, formerly a partner of Mr. Pritchard Morgan. M.P.
THE DREYFUS CASE. THE SECRET DOCUMENT. A special correspondent of the St. Jamcs's Gazette" hears from an exceptionally well-in- formed source that the secret document upon which Dreyfus was condemned is a letter mun General Baron Freedericksz, the Russian Mili- tary Attache here, dated from Berlin, and ad- dressed to the French military authorities, statin" that the traitor at the Paris Intelligence Depart- ment responsible for the sale of secrets to the German General Staff was a certain Dreyfus, a captain of artillery. This letter, it is alleged, was privately shown to the officers composing the cqurt-martial who tried Dreyfus, and was mainly instrumental in procuring the latter's condemnation. It has remained in the archieves of the French War Ministry ever since. But subsequently to the writing of the letter General Baron Freederickz ascertained that he had beea grossly deceived, doubtless by one of the agents of Esterhazy or Henry, who were anxious to fix the guilt upon Dreyfus and divert suspicion from themselves; and Mine. Dreyfus is (so the correspondent is informed) now in possession of a letter from General FreederieJis in which he frankly admits his error.
CHINA'S D n lEIIA. AN INTERESTING PROPHECY. ST. PETERSBURG. For a long time past the advanced section of the Progressive party in China have cherished the idea of a Chino-Japanese alliance. The journey to Pekin of the Marquis Ito was connected with the negotiations for such a combination. Before his departure from Japan the Marquis Ito had a con- ference with Ceunt Okuman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and with the Mikado's Am- bassador to China, who was l'ekio at the time Marquis Ito was commissioned to inform the Chinese C;c,verniiiezit that unless they sought the co-operation of Great Britain and Japan the Celestial Empire would be unable to withstand the attacks of the Eurojiean Powers, and would become a mere appanage held in com- mon by them. It is very difiicult to establish the precise genesis of the project for a Chino- Japanese alliance. M. Popoff, First Drago- man of the Russian Legation at Pekin, has drawn up a detailed report on the question, and according to him the origin- ator of the scheme was one Hun. a mem- ber of the so-called Progressist Club, who imparted it to the Emperor. Hun founded his plan upon several prccedonts in ancient Chinese history, and in that of Peter the Great of Russia, under which foreigners were taken into service of the respective States to carry out various re- forms. Hun begged the Emperor to invite the Marqurs Ito to assist him in accomplishing suc- cessfully the reforms which he (the monarch) con- templated, and declared moreover that an alliance with Japan could alone save the two Empires.
ANGLO-AMECICAN ENTENTE. WASHINGTON. Regarding the rumour that the Duke of York <vould come to the States to witness the yacht race, the New York Herald expresses a hope that the rumour is well founded. It says his Royal Highness would be warmly welcomed as the guest of the nation.
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FOOTBALL NOTES AND JOTTINGS. [BY "THE CHIEL."l I A Chiel's ammg ye takia' not es, And faith he'll preat it." THE COMBINATION TABLE TO DATE. Plyd. Won. Lost. Drn. For. Agst. Pts Everton 10 8 0 2 43 5 ..18 Liverpool. 8 8 0 0 44 o ..16 Wrexham 11 7 2 2 •• 21 ..16 ..16 Druids 7 6 1 J •• f 5 ..1. Tranmere R. 8 4 2 2 15 ..13 .10 Chester 10 5 J 0 9 ..21 ..10 S. Liverpool 8 4 4 16 ..11 8 Llandudno S. 10 ..4 6 •• 19 ..21 8 Wbite S. W. 10 2 4 4 22 ..21 8 Buxton. ? *• •• •• •• 0 .2 Bangor 7 2 4 1 12 ..33 6 Chirk 9 2 6 1 8 ..17 & Oswestry U- 8 • • 6 0 14 ..21 GarstonC. W 9 2 7 0 10 ..25 4 Rhyl 9..1..8..0.. 7..31 2 SA.TUBDiy'd COMBINATION RESULTS: Evetton. 2 .Chirk 1 -Liverpool. 7 Llandudno 0 *Wrexham 1 Chester « •White Star Wanderers 7 Oswestry *South Liverpool 4 Buxton NORTH WALES euAST LEAGUE TABLE. Plyd. Won. Lost. Dm. For. Agst. Pts Llanrwst 4.. 1 ■••••••• Colwyn Bay.. 6 ■■ J •• » -• Ihjf' • 2 0 ;:i°: Meoai Bridge ? 3 0 8 "ll 2 Holyhead S. 4 1 •• 3 0 8 ..11 2 Llandudno .• •• •• *• ..H ..19 •• 2 Carnarvon. 2 1 1 0 3 6 2 WELSH JUKIOE CUP COMPETITION (FIRST HOUSD). *Rbyl Reserves 6 St. Asaph 1 *Bangor 3 Colwyia Bay 0 ,wllanducluo Swifts A.. 2 Flint Swifts 1 *Holyhead Swifts 3 Penmaen Swifts 2 2qoBTU WAT/US COAST SENIOR CUP COJIPBTITIOS (FIBST ROUND). Rhyl 1 Carnarvon 0 _n- -v- Llandudno alone of the North Wales Coast clubs figured in a Combination engagement oa Saturday. Their opponents were Liverpool, and as the game was played on the Anfield enclosure, a serious reverse for the proud Llandudnoites was the only result expected. It is fortunate for our very self- assertive neighbours that the Liverpool team was not what it was at the commencement of the season. It almost appalls one to contemplate the havoc which would have been wrought had Becton, Battles, McCowie, Marshall, and Cleghorn been arrayed against Llandudno. Even without these stalwarts, the Welshmen had a rough time of it, and when the whittle sounded for stopping the -torture they were profoundly thankful that the score against them did not count up to more than seven goals. No goal was registered to the credit of their side of the account. Llandudno are certainly not fulfilling the promises which their -early performances held out. They seem to have fallen un evn days, and unless they take great care they might after all find themselves oae of the trio at the bottom of the ladder. $There were two matches played in the Combination tournament on Saturday which yielded results which tend to show that helpless as the Rhyl team is in the slough of defeat their performances after all do not lack merit. South Liverpool, who defeatei Rbvl on the previous Saturday by three goals to one, took it oat of Buxton last Saturday to the tune of four goals to none, and White Star Wanderers. who after a desperate struggle only vanquished Rhyl by three goals to two, fairly mopped the flood with Oswestry by seven goals to nil. There is some encouragement for Rbyl in the humiliation of both these ciubs, for we have to meet Oswestry both at home and away, and Buxton at hotte. TTootball statisticians solve this problem. If South Liverpool can beat Rhyl at Shorefields by three goals to one, and Buxton by four gods to nil, what should be the result of the Rhyl and Buxton matah at Rhyl ? Again, if the White Star Wanderers can beat Rhyl by three goals to two at Marsh and Oswestry by seven goals to nil, what should (I) the result of the match between Oswestry and Rhyl be at Oswestry, and (2) the result of the mateh between the same two clubs at Rhvl ? Among my readers I count many budding mathematicians. If they like to work out this little sum, and end me the answer addressed-? The Chiel," Advertiser Office, I shall be very glad to immortalise them by recording them in my notes. Now is your time, boys, if you wish to become famous. —Q — Last Saturday Rhyl were down to play off their tie with Carnarvon Ironopolis in the first round of the North Wales Coast Senior Cup Competition. Russell and Ike Williams having sustained injuries, the committee decided not to tempt fate by playing them against Carnarvon. Once a rot sets in, it travels apace, and for various reasons others of the Combination were not available, Alf. Vaughan, Will Jones, and Thomas also crying off. Therefore, almost a brand new team went to Carnarvon. This team was entrusted not merely with the duty of advancing Rhyl a stage in the cup competition, but of maintaining the reputation of tho Combina- tion team, which, small as it is, is a growing rather than a declinnig force. Among the old familiar faces, the heroes of almost a "by-gone age," who were drafted into this hetorogenous amalgamation were Charlie Jones, Stewart, Street, Abel Davies, and Alf. Williams (Saddler). So long does it seem since some of them figured in the Rhyl team as to lend colour to the idea that the committee had been exploring Noah's Ark, and unearthed from its preserves these ante-deluviau globes-hunters. But more of them anon. -0- It is a singular thing, but none the leslt a fact, that when Rhyl send an indifferent team to Carnarvon they invariably (to use a familiar phrase of my friend, "Phillip") "emerge from the field victorious." When, on the other hand, they are represented by their full strength they have to submit to a crushing defent. Take their experience last year as a case in point. Rhyl were invincible on this coast; Llandudno and Bangor fell before thorn like the ripe corn before the mower's syckle. Full of confidence they went to Carnarvon to play the third round in the Welsh Cup, and were handsomely beaten by three goals to ,.ne. A month or two previously they sent a weak team there in a League engagement, and won by .a goal to nil, whilst a couple of years ago almost a reserve team beat the Nopa by four goals to three in the North Wales Coast Cup Competition. Last .Saturday history repeated itself. By a fortuitous -course of circumstances Rhyl were obliged to send to Carnarvon what was almost a reserve team, and fthey won by a goal to nil, a email but sufficient margin. Had they sent the Combination team, one hardly knows what would have been the result. The previous Saturday it took Bangor all their time with their full Combination team to beat the Nops by three goals to one in the Welsh Cup Competition. I will be frank and say at once that though Rhyl deserved to win, they ought not to have won. There is little doubt that Carnarvon had much the foest of the play, and their defeat is due to execrable shooting. I thought Rhyl were weak in front of goal, but Carnarvon on Saturday were helpless. No more convincing illustrationofthis w needed than the fact that though they had three tries at the goal from a penalty kick they failed to convert. That penalty kick, by the way, almost led to an unpleasant incident, and one that would have been distinctly unfortunate for Rhyl had they persisted in their threat. it seemed that the foul to commence with was scarcely one that justified the extreme punishment. But no one will quarrel with tha referee on that point. That, however, he should allow Carnarvon to take three ahies at the goal was more than the Rhyl lot could bear. It seems that I the first kick went behind, and the referee allowed ,it to be retaken for some infringement on the part of the Rhyl men, which did not seem quite clear to me. The second time tne ball was also kicked behind, and to the consternation of Rhyl the referee again gave Carnarvon another chance. This proved the last straw, and Glass and some of the other players started to leave the field as a protest. Wiser counsels ultimately prevailed, and they were induced to return. Glass stood on the six Yards line, and while one of the home players steadied himself to shoot. Glass danoed a jig before him, and when at last the shot was fired, to the disappointment and exasperation of the spectators, it was found that the veteran had safely eaught the ball, and cleared his charge. It was an extra- ordinary circumstance, and one I should imagine, without a parallel in the annals of football. -0- As the game is fully dealt with by Phillip," there is no necessity for m6 to go into any details. Rhyl won because of their btubborn defence; Carnarvon lost because of their wretched markiman ship. It was a good game on the wliole, though more vigorous than scientific fouls, being far too frequent.. Towards the end the visitors showed evident signs of the strain ta which they were subjected, and were reduced to the necessity of resorting to defensive taoties, which, though permissible and eyen justifiable, are scarcely popular with a hostile crowd. It is perhaps, therefore, little to be wondered at that a section of the spectators indulged in a parting l" groan" as the victorious team left the field. -0- With regard to the players, Glass' achievement in saving the penalty kick is of itself sufficient to command warm praise. Add to this the many brilliant saves be effected during the afternoon, and the fact that be kept his charge clear, the praise must be unqualified. Vernon Jones was again in sterling form. Ho was not only the best player on his side, but far and away the best player on the field, and bis defence is mainly responsible for the victory of Rhyl. Street, considering he was in a new position, also did well. Alf. Williams was the pick of the half-backs, and the old warrior did excellent work, whilst Stewart and Totty were not amiss. Charlie Jones played a great game in the centre, as also did Hall on the left wing, but Sam Parry has developed a selfish habit and a trick of high kicking when near goal, which considerably detracts from his merits. The goal scored by Abel Davies was a good one, and he also rendered good service, as dicjbavies on the left wing. —o»—• At Rhyl the Reserves had a cheap thing on in St Astfph, whom they defeated inithe first round of the Welsh Junior Cup by six goals to one. Tha game is dealt with by another correspondent. It was a poor display, and the fact that Rhyl failed to score from two penalty kicks does not speak highly of their abilities as goal-getters. -0- To-morrow Ilbyl play Flint at Victoria Park in tho second rouni of tho Welsh Cup Competition. I hope a good gate will muster to welcome the Rhyhtes home alter an absence of three weeks. The following team will do duty for Rhyl:- Goal, Glass full-tucke, Vernon Jones and Russell; half-backs, Totty, Alf. Vaughan, and another; forwards, Thomas, Sam Parry, Street, Will Jones, and Hall. —o— I understand that the Rhyl Reserves have been drawn against Llandudno Reserves in the next round of the Welsh Junior Cup Competition. The match is to be played at Rhyl. Rhyl are decidedly lucky in cup ties this season. —o— The following are the fixtures for to-morrow Saturday ifiverton v. South Liverpool, at Shorefields. Garston Copper Works v..White Ster Wanderers, at Garston. Liverpool v. Wrexham, at Anfield.
RHYL v. ST. ASAPH. WELSH JUNIOR CUP FIRST ROUND. ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR ST. ASAPH. [BY PHILLIP II ] After being defeated some weeks back to the tune of 7 goals to one, in the North Wales Cup Com- petition, St. Asaph re-appeared at Victoria Park, last Saturday, to try conclusions with the locals in the Welsh and Border Counties Junior Cup Com- petition. The weather was dull, and the attendance very small. St. Asaph brought a strong team, whilst Rhyl played the same eleven that did service the previous Saturday against Holyhead Swifts, with the exception of Such, Griff Evans, and Davies, whose places were filled by W. J ones, Charlie Ellis, and David Jones. At 3.15, a quarter of an hour after the advertised time, Mc R. Her see lined the teams up in the following order RHYL: Goal, Ryles; backs, Nay smith and Davies; halves, Durcan, Ted Davies and Jim Jones; forwards, David Jones, Charlie Ellis, W. Jones, Mathews and Harries. ST AFIA H: Goal, T. Powell; backs, H. Pritohard and Llew Jones; halves, W. Lloyd, Phillip Evans and J. Lloyd; forwards, J. Jones, T. Jones, Durcao, <J. Jones and J. Pritchard. St. Asaph won the toss, and decided to kick up hill. Will Jones kicked off, and St. Asaph at once made for the Rhyl citadel, Davies clearing, Rhyl got away, and ere five minutes had elapsed David Jones had beaten Powell. This livened up the game somewhat, but so far as St. Asaph were concerned the improvement was only temporary, and ere long Charlie Ellis had scored the second point. Then for a few minutes the city men went strongly, Darcan pouncing on the ball shot out- side. From the kick-off the Rhyl forwards advanced on the left, but the movement cams to nothing. The visitors had a run down, but Smith returned, and the locals were again attacking. A free kick against Rhyl carried the play into midfield. Immediately afterwards Harries got possession and passed to Mathews, but he was ruled off -side. Following this, the visitors' right wing forced a corner from Davies, but the ball was prompt- ly put away by Ryles. The next moment Mathews made one of his runs, and dodging Pritchard, had no difficulty in scoring the third goal for Rhyl,, Powell having no chance whatever to save. The Rhyl lads kept up the attack,and completely bombar- ded the visitors goal. Hugh Pritchard at last gave 1 his side relief by sending outside. The homesters, however, returned to the attack, and Charlie Ellis, in the nick of time sent to David Jones, who banged the ball into the net for the fourth time. A brief visit by Duroan into the home ranks followed, only to be returned by Jim Jones sending in a capital shot which dropped in the goal mouth of the visitors. Hugh Pritchard was on the alert, and as the result of a foul against the same player within the twelve yards limit, Mr Hersee awarded a penalty, muoh to the amusement of A the spectators. Mathews was entrusted with the kick, but somehow or other he kicked the ground, with the result that Powell saved easily a tame shot which travelled along the ground. Shortly before the interval Charlie Ellis sent a warm handful to Powell, and in endeavouring to clear he was floored, Will Jones safely netting the ball. Leaving the result at HALF TMCB: Rbyl i goale St. Asaph 0 is The opening stages of the second half were not very interesting, the only thing of nota was a run by Duroan, and sending to 0. Jones the latter player was awarded a corner from Davies, which finished by the ball going outside. Shortly after- wards the cityites came again and kept plodding along determinedly, and their efforts were rewarded with an opening, Durcan making use of the op- portunity, netted the ball for the first time, unid loud cheering from the spectators. The game a fter this became a little more exciting, each end being visited in quick sucoession. David Jones got possession, racing away at top speed, sent across to Will Jones, who was brought up off-side. The free-kick gave relief, and the ball travelled to the other end. Here T. Jones sent the ball across the goal mouth, but Ryles ran out and cleared with a long kick. Later, Ted Davies failed to score from a penalty. Ibis incident, however, livened up Rbyl and they forced a corner, which proved fruitless. St. Asaph began to press, Durcan being conspicuous in front of goal, but he failed to beat the home custodian. Play was suddenly transferred to the other end, the home forwards swarming around Powell, and after a scrimmage in front of goal, Will Jones was given an opecing, and making no mistake he registered the sixth goal. The visitors had now a bit of the play, Ryles being called upon to save. Eventually, from a throw in Mathews got the ball and work- ing his way well in front, sent in a swift low shot which missed the post by inches. Durcan again got away, but was stopped short by Jim Jones, who sent to David Jone,, and he ran along with lighten- ing speed, sending in a splendid centre across the goal mouth which Harries failed to reach. From the kick-off play coutinued in the visitors goal, until Mathews met with an aacident, which resulted in the game being stopped for a short period. Give and take play followed up to the finish, the game ending with the FINAL RESULT:- Rhyl 6 goals St- AsaPh 1 „
RHCDDLANF.C. ST. ABAPH INSTITUTE V. BHUDDLAN CASTLB UNITED. This return match was played at Elwy Grove Park, St. Asaph, before a fair crowd of spectators. The visitors won the toss and played with a slight breeze at thpir backs. Davies started for St. Asaph who at once began to attack, and Nichols was called upon to save a splendid shot from the toe of Parson. Immediately afterwards the visitors had a run, and a fine sprint on the right resulted in Roger Jones scoring after about twenty minutesjplay. Mid-field play followed, and remained there till three minutes from time when Davies equalised, leaving a draw at half-time. On restarting the visitors made away on the right, but Lloyd came to the defence and returning play to a less dangerous matter, when Williams was fouled Roberts taking the ensuing free kick dropped the ball near the goal mouth. Griffiths successfully neting the ball for Rhuddlan. From this to the finish both teams scored, leaving the final result Castle United 3 St. Asaph 2. The pick of the team being Habberley, Roberts,,Griffiths, R. Jones and Evans. To-day the Rhuddlan Iron- opolis will journey to Denbigh to play the Guild, nd the United will play the Rhyl Church Guild at ome., CBoSB R.
MR. JUSTICE DAY AD CIUMES OF VIOLENCE. HEAVY SENTENCES. At Glamorganshire Assizes on Tuesday Mr. Justice Day sentenced a number of prisoners previously found guilty of robbery with violence. George Attwell received four months' imprisonment, with forty lashes in two instalments. Robert Leary was similarly sentenced, as also was Thomas Lewis, one of two colliers. His fellow-prisoner, Thomas Rees, was sent to penal servitude for seven years. Thomas Hackett, son of a licensed victualler, of Barry, made a piteous appeal to the judge for liieroy. On being sentenced to seven years' lwoal servitude he shouted, 1; Oh, my Lord," I and left the dock shouting. My God; seven years." Two female accomplices, were ordered to be imprisoned for IS and 16 months respec- tively.
THE Key, VACCINATION ACT. COLONEL MELLOR, i M.P., AND THE SMALLPOX DANGER. In granting 100 vaccination certificates at nndelide, the" other; day, Colonel Mellor, M.P., said the generation did not know what smallpox was, but those who lived perhaps 10 or 20 years longer would see it. The small outbreaks at Gloucester, &c., created a panic, and people tumbled over one another to get vaccinated. It would be found those were flea-bites to what the visitation would be in the lifetime at all events of some who are now living.
DEFEAUDLXG MRS. CATIICART. SENTENCES ON THE PRISONERS. Edmund Theodore Rateliffe, 51, solicitor, and Chas. George Perry, 26, no occupation, who were convicted at the last Sessions, of conspir- .,p acy to defraud Mrs. Catheart, were on Tuesday brought up at the Old Bailey for sentence. The J Recorder said Mrs. Catheart proved to be a willing victim. She was fond of litigation, with little knowledge of law, in which she revelled. The offence, however, was a most serious one. He sentenced Rateliffe to 12 months, and Perry to three months' imprisonment.
SHOCKING NEGLECT OF AN IMBECILE. A GIRL OF 16 WEIGHS 33LBS. On Tuesday at the Wednesbnry County Police Court, the South Staffordshire Stipen- diary (Mr. Neville) heard a shocking case, in which Thomas Hughes, puddler, High Street, Moxley. near Darlaston, and his wife Elizabeth were clntrged with gross cruclty to their daugh- ter. Hannah, aged 16 years.—Mr. Barrows, who prosecuted, stated the case was the worst that had ever been brought into a Court.— Policc-coastable liorton said he found the girl on a broken-down bed and her body covered with a piece of sacking. Both defendants were in the habit of drinking excessively, and he visited their house in consequence of complaints having been made. —Dr. Sydney Partridge, of Darlaston, stated that 011 the 3rd inst. he examined the defend- ant's daughter, who is a cripple and an idiot, and found her in a very emaciaetd state. The head was covered with sores, and the hair with vermin. Her body was dirty, and covered with insect marks. There was a large sore on the outer part of the left hip about the size of a half-crown, and a smaller one on the right knee. Her clothing was very scanty and dirty. The bedroolJ.1 and tho bed cloth- ing were also filthy dirty. The child had oeeu very grossly and cruelly neglected, and in his opinion had had insufficient food. Inspector Cook said the girl was insured, the defendants paying twopence a week for her. On November 4th he removed the girl to the in- firmary at the Walsall Workhouse, and she only weighed 331bs. The defendants expressed regret Lhal the girl had been neglected, and hoped the magistrate wotild,deal leniently with them.- The Stipendiary said it was a most shocking case, and but for the fact that both defendants had hitherto borne good characters he should have committed them for trial. They were two brutes, and they would each be sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT MURDER. A MIS-SHAPEN HEAD. At Winchester Assizes, on Tuesday, Maurice Wolbrook (42), labourer, was ordered to be de- tained during her Majesty's pleasure for the murder of Percy Hayter, aged nine, at Newport, Isle of Wight. The prisoner gave himself up, stating that he had cut a boy's throat, and a boy's mutilated body was subsequently discov- ered. The medical evidence showed that the deceased's head had an extraordinary malforma- tion, and that the man suffered from delusions.
BRAWLING IN CHURCH. The Bristol magistrates on Tuesday convicted a man named Iired of indecent behaviour at St. Simon's Church by shouting at the conclusion of the service on Protestant Sunday, I protest, 111 the name of God, against this idolatry." Ritualistic practices were admitted by wit- nesses, one of whom candidly told the defend- ing solicitor that the church iu question was 110 place for Protestant Churchmen. The mag- istrate fined the defendant 40s. and costs. Notice of appeal was given. At Scunthorpe, ö l certificates of exemption IIldcr the new Vaccination Act have been granted. Sir Edmund and Lady Monson have arrived in Ijondon from Paris. President Fatire, liaq conferred the Grand Cor- don of the Legion of Honour on the Queen Regent of Spain. A tornado has swept over Bizerta, considerably damaging several French warships and causing some loss of life on shore. The death is announced from Bremen of Herr H. H. Meier, founder of the North German Lloyd, at the age of 189.
BID FOR THE PIIILIPPI-N-LS. AMERICA OFFERS TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS. PARIS. The American members of the Peace Commis- sion have presented a memorandum declining to submit any questions to arbitration, and stating that the United States, whilst insisting on the sur- render of the Philippines, was willing to pay Spain 20.000,000 dols. as compensation. As it was the policy of the United States to maintain in the Philippines an open door to the world's commerce, they would include in the peace treaty a proviso admitting Spanish ships and merchandise into Philippine ports for a term of years on the same terms as American ships and merchandise. The Americans also proposed that both countries should waive any claims for indemnity arising out of tliv Cuban insurrection. In the event of these proposals and the articles of the treaty already agreed to being finally ac- cepted within a week, the American commissioners would be ready to negotiate upon all other out- standing questions between the two countries. The Spanish representatives will submit their reply. The opinion prevails in official circles that Spain will agree to the American terms. The American commissioners have orders, in any case, to bring the negotiations to an early close.
DISORDERLY RCEXES IX THE HUNGARIAN DIET. BUDAPEST. In the Lower House of the Hungarian Diet members of the Opposition again raised the ques- tion of the Hentzi movement. Baron Fergervarv, being incensed by insulting interruption, called out to the National party. "You have no right to judge of the honour of others beneath your feet, you debaser's of honour." Wild uproar thereupon broke out among the members of the Opposition, who demanded that the Minister should 1)0 called to order and made to apologise for his language. The President suspended the sitting, and no sooner was it reopened than the tumult arose afresh. There were no fewer than five suc- cessive adjournments, but to no purpose, and shortly after six o'clock the President left the chair as his words were completely lost in the din. The same disorderly seenes characterised subse- quent attempts to reopen the sitting, and at half- pitst eight it was again suspended for an hour. A further attempt was made at ten o'clock to pro- ceed with the business of the House but the scenes of disorder were renewed, and' 01100. more the President ordered an adjournment for an hour. Meantime, large crowds gathered outside the Parliament building, and were dis- persed by a strong force of police. It was 11.30 when the sitting was declared finally closed, amid the jeers of the Opposition. Students in the igallerv remained a considerable time after the ad- journment, and indulged in noisy demonstrations, some of them blowing whistles which they had bought for the occasion. 'Ihe police arrested several of the ringleaders.