FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY "VETERAN."] The Oswestry United XI undertook a long jour- ney on Saturday when they visited Tranmere to play the Rovers of that place. I had a little chat with one of the principal supporters of the team and he said I don't expect our fellows to win to- dav-they will certainly be beaten. Yet what do we find ? They rose to the occasion like men, as indeed they have done on many occasions this season and succeeded in bringing away one point The Rovers started very Wrongly and. gave the "United defence plenty of work. In about ft quarter Of an hour the Rovers were one up and were playing so well that it seemed all over with «swestry. Matters got worse when the unfortunate Cnarhe Parry was placed hors de combat owing to an acci- dent and Oswestry had to fight away With 10 men. However, they plodded on and though the Rowt. on several occasions came near scoring ey not quite succeed and at only one up. In the second Lalf OPaxry bravely came out ^Oswestry had quite continued as before though c Jged_ "a" Awarded as they drew level jfc.t f f M ne No doubt, the homesters did most of the°pressing and in the opinion of the spectators the pressing team all praise °Vhi oaXVSs'own under difficulties and dig- advantages as Oswestry did hare. They thoroughly well deserved their point and I trust it will help Them to it to the top of the ladder. At present Wrexham are leaders, but it is only on sufferance. Bhyl have a much better average as they are oi ly 4 no nts behind and have 5 games to play. Os- 4 points behind but have only 3 games Tn W Bl„Caret"he condition, while behind Sg-J- The compel io e^ ^_ii be m09t interesting. None next four ma tbe one at Oswestry f 'day6 when Chirk visit Oswestry. A rare ding- to-day whel\ exnected and no quarter given, 5 S3f OsZly to just pau through. As I expected the Oswestry Reserve team came nf nil riaht from the Welsh Junior Cup tie with out all righ winning by 4 goals to 1. The Reserve bad to journey to Ellesmere with ten The "rain-bat picked np raeu, j pygh In consequence of this a a substitute the team was necessary, which haVtc> weakened an a'reaay K Watkins, R battle wlt^0Ut) SUDavies (who I am sorry to Morris, from a sprained knee sus- Ba?r a h! Drevious Tuesday while playing ft«t team against Chirk), Ellesmere had for the first t h ,• h piayed their more ex- Becured a good^ ^arae The visitors perienced opp ior combination game than E1?7 t who ought 1o learn to combine more Ellesmere who g nie of forwards to pull instead of fc Bromfield and Carfcwright them throng Hod.q fchem8elve8) might be first-rate piaye, oged to them. oa.niiot play t e ^ood team in BUesmere if There is the "the Combination game, they will learn effeotive than the style which is ar P Erom two centres of Hodnet's they have at prese SCOred, but on both the ^«%tTalfwas entity misse'd when there occasions the b whole Qswestrv was only Powell to beat, un and ifc ie played a very, good game all round, and it is played a very. 8 for special praise. At invidious to se P rar0 dash and combina- -wSjftwasi tlZme change from recent tion whioh them and it completely exhibitions give rji^e numerous fouls toth6tfat dttS d ft^the interest oi the game, somewhat detraotea i when an Ellesmere and the climax field, after being prev- player was or ere ^e deci8ion wa8 strongly dis- lously c^tion 8Upporters. A singular approved of by before time. Marshall ran incident occurre^ ]u ball for Oswestry, but the down and netted t se the referee on exam- passed thron.ha ,;r,e Sue.rr"got «. the result ot a good bit o, play and was fplly deserve ^tj| Never und no doubt the Chirk men maxim at all? tim gaturday) when Bangor will heed it in r tbought they had an easy visited Chir played in a careless, lacadaisa- thing on, and at first Pjay e their snpporters> cal style whic comfortably and Bangor Matt6r^Zed S break away and score. This Were Phirk men and soon the equaliser came. I roused the Chir m Bangor forwards broke Not long d. This was more than Chirk away again and s bombardment ended in could stand ^d a fierce bom of the Chirk again equahsing^^e second half was game at ha.M tim half. Chirk did alm?8trZ dressing but once again allowed most of the p gand 8Cor6) when the whistle SawBa^or had »amed a couple of points and they blew Bangor ha ^irk were taughfc a very useful deserved them. bQ wige to take to heart, lesson w loh th y expected the Barrack ,A' 'aZewsbOT scratohed to Machynlleth, so Rov«B, Shrews y, m g0 0n another step thoplucljhttte WeM.te ^g. u a forward. This h fc the Engilah nuisance, and I am giaa w uu Association are taking no ic many teams I am afraidthere^ bay_ enter cup te ab home. This is all very 1Dgna butcher teams should be considered, and a T which fails to fulfil its engagements m cup team ug oaiied upon to p»y the piper. I he T68' I cun E^rnes at Setrtown are prodding quite Junior Cup g gQ far foreigners have 'had'theTcl and the LUywhites and had tne „n->> fv.rnne'h the first round. f2?1 Saturday6 the Montgomery boys tried their nd a right good game they played too. To hands, and g unlucky, as they had 6 CGt 1 disallowedfbut the Excelsiors held the nppefhand aod won comlortaMy in the end.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. TTTYWHXTES v NEWTOWN EXCELSXOBS.-A good — Jo""2", SerldSr^t, .■SSSf rf'tto «MW». 'ho toeWors winning by two to none. The R.W.W. Medal Competition in which these two teams are said to be among the best promises to be of a very exciting character. R.W.W. V. WELSHPOOL.—The return friendly took place at Newtown on Saturday last before a poor gate. Harper was the only absentee from the home team, but Welshpool brought half-a-dozen men, making up the eleven with Newtown players, and the display given was of an extremely dis- appointing character. The Warehouse scored early and Powell through a nice pass from Parry added a second. Jordan took the ball down the extreme right and centred, W Parry netting the ball. In the second half the homesters still had the best of matters and added two more goals, and won by 5 goals to nil. Mr T Evans was the referee. MONTGOMERY v BISHOP'S CASTLE.— The return matwh between the Town team and Bishop's Castle, was played on the Dragon Meadow on Saturday. The visitors won the toss and chose to face the incline. ghawkicked off for Montgomery, who at once made tracks for the Castle quarters. Shaw dribbled through and essayed a shot wh;cb, how- ever, went wide. Evans robbed the visitors' left just as the latter were getting dangerous, and a little later the Salopians had hands given against them as tb»ir forwards Were racing to capture the Montgomery goal. The venue was changed to the other end, where Lucas got possession and centred &C3urately. Hamer, who was well up, had no difficulty in registering the first point for Mont- gomery. Evans was penalished for fouling the Castle right, and Venmore scored for the visitors from a penalty. Montgomery full away after this, and Bishop's Castle gained the lead from a well organised movement. Just before half time Hamer equalised, and the teams crossed over with the score two all. In the second half the home team had to play up hill, but contrary to expectation, they forced the pace. Lucas scored with a stinging shot, and Thomas followed with No 4. Shaw added the fifth with a shot that went through a forest of legs. Though in a minority of three goals, the Shropshire men struggled gamely in the last quarter of au hour, and succeeded in reducing the lead to 5-4, at which the score stood when the final whistle went. The game was keenly contested on both sides, and was both interesting and exciting to the spectators. It may have erred slightly on the rough side, but this is inseparable, perhaps, from the keen rivalry which has always existed between the two team. The following formed the winning side:—Goal, J Davies; backs, F Painter and A Pritchard; halves, T W Howard, H Hughes, and H Evans; forwards, R Thomas, A Lucas, W it Shaw, S Hamer, and J Jones. Linesman, Mr T S Davies; referee, Mr J Davies.
THE COMBINATION. Goals. T W. L. D. F. A. PTS. Wrexham 15 9 3 3 38 14 21 Rhyl 10 8 1 1 29 13 17 Oswestry United. 11 6 2 3 36 US 15 Bangor ..11 7 3 1 29 27 15 Cbirk 10 « 2 2 27 16 14 White Star Wand. 12 5 4 2 26 2o 13 Tranmere Rovers. 13 4 5 4 16 18 1^ Hudson's 14 5 7 2 ^4 ol 12 Buckley Victoria. 11 4 6 1 20 25 9 Birkenhead 13 S » 2 16 30 8 Newton-le-Willows 14 1 9 3 21 40 6 Warrington 14 2 2 10 lo 43 6 A
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. On Tbursday night, at a meeting of the Welsh F.A. at Wrexham, the draw for the fourth round of the Welsh Junior Cup was made as follows:- At Holyhead, Holyhead Swifts v Shotton Rangers. At Summerhill, Summerhill Albion v Wrexham Victoria. At Oswestry, Oswestry United Reserves v Ruabon Albion. At Shrewsbury, Singleton and Cole's v Machyn- Ileth. The ties have to be played off on or before Feb 2.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. The matches are played on the ground of the first-mentioned club. MARCH. 24 Welshpool v Aberystwyth OSWESTRY F.C. FIXTURES. January 19 Welsh Cup 4th Round. Home 26 White Star Wanderers. Home February 2 Chirk Away 9 Buckley Away 23 Welsh Cup Semi-final. Marc. 2 White Star Wanderers Away 9 Welsh Cup Semi-final. 23 Tranmere Rovers Home "t 30 Rhyl Away April 6 Warrington Home 8 Welsh Cup Final j' 13 Rhyl Home 20 Warrington Away — » ■
Daring the past year the boats of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution were launched 343 times on service, besides which the crews were assembled on 55 other occasions, when it was thought that their services might probably be required, and 690 persons were rescued. Rewards were also granted by the Institution for the saving of 17& lives by shore-boats or other means during the year, bringing up the total number of lives for the saving of which the Society granted rewards in 1900 to 865, and to 42,707 since 1824. The cost of maintaining the Institution's fleet of 286 Life- Boats in thorough efficiency is increasingly heavy, and the amount received in annual subscriptions and accruing from assured income is insufficient for the purpose. Further financial help is there. fore much needed by the Institution. Annual Subscriptions and Donations will be gladly received by the Secretary, Mr Charles Dibdin, 14 John Street, Adelphi, London, by any of the Branch Honorary Secretaries, and by all the Bankers in the United Kingdom.
» Fe dalai ya dda i bobl Towyn, Aberdyf, Aber. gynolwyn, dd'od trosodd il Ddolgellau i fasnachdy Wm Williams pan mewn eisiau Watch Aur neu Arian o wneuthuriad Da. Modrwyau Aur a Jewellery o'r fath orem. [Advt. It would pay the people of Towyn, Aberdovey. nndAb r.^ynolwyn to call at William Williams's i >p at Jjdl^elley when in need of a good gold or silver watch. Gold rings and jewellery of the best make [Advt.
MACHYNLLETH BELL-RINGING.—The old year was rung out by the Parish Church bells (muffled), and the tenor bell struck twelve in time with the tower clock. Immediately after twelve, all the bells rang out a merry peal until about one o'clock of the new year. Last Wednesday the bells were again going merrily all day. The cause was the weddinp of Miss Trevor of the Rectory, with Mr Smail, of Warren Wood, Kent. The wedding took place at St Andrew's Church, Ashley place, London. The ringers on both occasions were Mr William Sadleir (foreman), Messrs D Williams, J Edwards, David Roberts, T Hughes, and J D Edwards. LITERARY.—A paper was read before the Cym- deithas Cymreigyddion Cyfeiliog" in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening by Mr Edward Rees, J.P., hisjsubject being Lewis Glyn Dyfi." Mr Rees gave a most interesting account of "Lewis Glyn Dyfi's life, which is a remarkable instance of a boy working in a flannel-mill in an out-of-the-way corner near Corris becoming a poet of the first order, and ranking with names like Tafolog," and others. PATRIOTIC.—A spirited lecture was given in the Town Hall, on Thursday evening, by the Rev. W M Roberts, M.A, chaplain of the 5th V.B., S.W B. The lecture was on the subject of the "Growth and History of the British.Army from the earUest times," and was illustrated by beautiful limelight views. Dr Davies, who is surgeon-lieutenant of this section of the volunteer battalion, presided over a fairly well-attended'house. Chaplain Roberts provided the lantern and the slides, and gave the lecture in order to instil enthusiasm into the local volunteer move- ment. The proceeds were handed over to the Volunteer Fund. Private Cule was accompanist, and the fol- fowing gave solos, quartettes, &c. :—Col.-sergt.- Instructor Wilson, Sergeants Joseph Joms, Evans, Hughes, Bugler Williams, Messrs J Lumley, D Williams, 0 Morris and others. Dr Davies proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Roberts and Mr D E R Griffith seconded. Thanks to Dr Davies for presiding were proposed by the Rev D T Hughes. CHURCH EISTEDDFOD. A successful competitive meeting was held on New Year's Day, in the Town Hall, and was organised by the Church Sunday School Committee. The afternoon meeting opened at half-past two, and was presided over by Canon Trevor, M.A., the rector. The Rev J R Roberts, M.A., of Llanfi- hangel, near Oswestry, was the musical adjudicator. Canon Trevor and Gwilym Berw adjudicated the essays and poetry. The Rev D T Hughes (Morfa) conducted throughout the day. The feature of the afternoon was the interesting reciting and singing of children. The competitors, together with the winneis, are as follows :—Recitation, Charge ot the Light Brigade," 1 Miss Ethel Pearce, 2 Miss Ann Ellen Morris. Children's solo, We remember the graves of our fathers," 1 Miss Edith Davies, 2 Miss Edith Lewis. 3 Miss Mabel Davies. Essay on the Book of Common Prayer, prize divided between Mr T Parsons, Burcombe House, and Crewi," Penegoes, These were excellent essays. Recitation, -1 The Creed," 1 Louisa Owen, 2 Edith Davies, 3 Mabel Davies. Contralto solo, Angels ever bright and fair," 1 Miss Winnie Edwards. Recitation, Little Jim," 1 Edith Davies. Best pair of men's stockings, 1 Miss Mary Evans. Baritone solo, 1, Arm, arm, ye brave. This was a very keen com- petition, and the excitement was intense. Mr David Williams, Skinner's Arms, was the winner, and the result was hailed with tremendous cheering. Essay on The Sunday School," 1 Mr T Parsons, Bur- combe House. Needlework, button holes, 1 Miss E Pearce. Quartette, T wydost beth Sywed fy nghalon," Mr Trevor-Jones's Party. Best handwrit- ing of Psalm 23, 1, Master L D Lewis, son of Mr Rhys Lewis, 2 Miss Evans. Pianoforte solo, 1 Miss Jennie Humphreys, 2 Miss Nellie Grace Jones. Handwriting, My duty towards God," 1 Miss Nellie Evans. Ladies' choir competition, "Awake, Æolian Lyre," 1 The Maglona Ladies' choir, con- ducted and trained by Mr D J Davies, superinten- dent of the Church Sunday School children's choir. Gadewch i blant bychain," 1 Machynlleth Juvenile choir, conducted and trained by Mr W Evans. This brought the afternoon meeting to a close. The evening meeting commenced at half past six, when the Town Hall was packed. Dr Davies presided and made an eloquent speech. Results:—Impromptu reading, 1 Lucy Stephens, 2 Mary Greenfield. Tenor solo, Yr hen Gerddor," 1 Mr John H Williams. Duet, Ac yr oedd yn y wlad," prize divided between Mr Owen Morris's party and Mr Trevor-Jones's party. Poetry, Y Cof (The Memory), 1 Bard Newydd," who is the Rev D Lewis (curate of Llanbrvnmair), 2 Iago Fychan," from Penegoes. Investing bags, 1 Miss Lizzie Evans, with a Collega Cap. Quartette, Good night, beloved," 1 Mr Trevor-Jones's party. Darning on the stage, prize divided between Maggie Humphreys and Edith Lewis. Baritone solo, Village Blacksmith." There was a very keen com- petition, Mr David Williams carried the prize off again, amid great applause and enthusiasm. Mr Williams gave a splendid rendering of this fine old song. Recitation, "Y Wenwisg," 1 Miss Williams, Bwlchyscellyn. Now came the most amusing thing of the day—namely The adjudication of the love letters. The conductor gave the adjudica- tion and caused roars of laughter by reading some of the choicest bits of the amatory epistles, thirty- one letters being sent in. The first prize was won by Mr Richard R Morris, the Sunday School secretary, the second best was written by Mr Par- sons, Burcombe House. The male voice competi- tion, Rule Britannia," in which the first prize of X2 and a gold medal was won by the Church Musicians, trained and led by Mr Edward Edwards (Tenorydd Maldwyn), who sang the opening Eis- teddfod song Baner ein Gwlad in the afternoon. The Dovey Cantores," led by Mr Trevor-Jones, were given the second prize. The medal was given by Mr Evans, watchmaker. Many of the prizes and most of the rosettes were given by the ladies and gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood. Mrs Parsons, Mrs Howell, and Miss Williams, Skinner's Arms, kindly adjudicated the sewing, stockings, &c.; Miss Lloyd adjudicated the invest- ing bags; Mrs A 0 Davies very kindly gave her valuable services as accompanist throughout the day. Many thanks are due to Mr Morris, the School secretary. THE MARRIAGE OF MISS TREVOR. On Wednesday the 9Lh of January, at St. Andrews Church, Ashley Place, Westminster, was solemnised the marriage of Miss Laura Caroline Trevor, eldest daughter of Canon Trevor, Rector of Machynlleth, with Mr John Ivdale Smail, of Warren Wood, Hayes, Kent. The Church was beautifully decorated and the service choral. The Lord Bishop of Bangor, the Rev C Wright. Rector of Riston, and the Rev The Hon Stafford Northcote, the Rector of the parish officiated. The bride who was given away by her father wore a very handsome gown of ivory white mouseline duchesse with rich silk embroidery; it was made as a Princess robe with perpendicular insertions of transparent embroidery over a petti- coat of accordian pleated mouseline de soie, a flounce of the same material also trimmed the bottom of the gown, and the bodice which was tastefully draped and caught with a cluster of orange blossoms, myrtle and heather. The yoke and sleeves were transparent of finely tucked mouseline de soie, and a long tulle veil with a. wreath of real orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white orchids. The bridesmaids were Miss Gwladys and Miss Elsie Trevor. Their dresses were of rich white satin with overdresses of po'nt d'esprit, with hats of black tucked satin and black feathers. They wore beauti- ful pearl necklaces, the gift of the bridegroom and carried shower bouquets of pink roses, while the bouquet of the bride's mother was of whibe and coloured orchids. In the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left for the Continent. The bride's going away dress was of fine faced cloth of alight grey shade, the skirt elegantly trimmed with broad strapping of cloth. She wore a fur coat with Russian sable collar. The best man was Mr F P Trevor. Among the presents were the following: Bridegroom to Bride, string of pearls; Bride to Bridegroom, picture; Canon and Mrs Trevor, silver tea and coffee set; Mr T W., Mr E S R and Miss Gwladys Trevor, jewelled butterfly brooch; Mrs John Trevor, pair of Thuringen candelabra Miss C E Trevor, Limoges china toilet set and em- broidered blotter; Mr Fred and Miss Elsie Trevor, dressing case and set of razors Mr and Mrs Adam Smail, travelling clock; Miss Lizzie Smail, silver photograph stand Mr and Mrs Hugh Vincent silver mirror; Mr and Mrs W Evans, silver hand mirror; Rev George Sommerville, Bible; presentation from Churchpeople of Machynlleth and neighbourhood, silver salver; Marchioness (D) of Londonderry, two silver baskets; Rev and Mrs Wright, wedgwood dish; Lord Aldenham, silver candlesticks Hon V Gibbs, silver muffineer; Hon A Gibbs, silver vases Rev Peter Jones, brass trays; Miss Dawson, gold purse and carved spinning stool; Major and Mrs Bonsall, two silver scent bottles; Miss Pool, Dresden china centre-piece; Miss Muriel White, tortoise- shell and silver pin-box Mrs Lascelles, silver eau- de-cologue bottle; Miss Roberts, silver calendar; Lady Wiggin, travelling tea basket; Countess de Grey, gold box; Lady Jubelle Lowther, gold bangle; Mrs Dry, pearl necklet; Mrs Adair, tortoiseshell and silver inkstand; Bishop of Bangor and Mrs Williams, agate and inlaid inkstand and pen tray; Mr and Mrs Carey, tea set and tray; Miss Hewitt, silver buckle; Dr and Mrs Hep- worth, silver box; Miss Horn, Old Dresden china figure: The Misses Wakefield, silver salt cellars; Mrs A Beck and Miss Campbell, silver frame Miss May Edwards, set of silver buttons; Miss Ida Lewis, silver frame Miss M Thomas, silver engage- ment frame Miss K Kirkman, fan; Mr and Mrs Orme, silver frame; Hon Herbert Gibbs, silver salver; Miss Hartshorn, silver ink bottle Rev and Mrs Richards, cruet stand Miss Pritchard, silver frame; Servants at Warren Wood, brass ink- stand Hon Henry Gibbs, four silver baskets Mrs Henry White, ostrich feather fan; The Misses Howell, two silver baskets; Mr and Mrs Phillips, silver brush; Mr Phelps, Ruskin, 3 vol- umes Mr Matthew, leather writing case; The Misses Thurston, paper knife Mr Godfrey Orme, Essays of Elia ( vols); Mr Lamond,albums of views; Mrs Hampton Lewis, two silver baskets; Rev and Mrs Jones, Carno, two silver vases Mrs Morris, two silver dishes Miss Marie and Miss Rees, book by Baring Gould; Mr and Mrs Glyn Williams, calendar; Mr George Lambert,, gold watch and bracelet; Mrs Davies, scent bottle; Mr and Mrs E Thruston silver chatelaine; Mrs Thruston, Life of A B Thrus- ton Mrs and Miss Clarke, paper knife; Mrs Will. iams, silver dish; Mrs Worrop, Worcester china vase; Mrs and Miss Hawke, silver and leather card case; Miss Broers, silver smelling salts bottle, silver stamp box Mr and Mrs Bohrnham, silver bowl Mr and Mrs Robertson, silver bowl Miss Vincent and Mrs Hudson, Dresden china tea set; Mr and Mrs Bagnall Evans, Belique china tea set and flower pots; Lady Pryce-Jones, Alabaster clock Rev Canon Fracb, silver basket; The Misses Clifford Browne, fruit knife Miss Agnes Griffith, silver paper knife Miss Coleman, pincushion Lady Bulkeley, diamond and pearl brooch Miss Bridget Bulkeley, Japanese blotter and paper box; Mrs A D Thorne, Crown Derby vase Mrs and Miss Robertson, China vases- Mrs Margaret Davies, toast rack; Mr Herbert Leacb, silver teapot; Miss Mary Froude; Colonel and Mrs Johnston, fan Miss Anne Parry, satin table centre; Baroness G von Hugel, em- broidered satin note-book Baroness H von Hugel, embroidered satin box Mrs and Miss Hoult, silver vases; Dean of Bangor and Mrs Lewis, silver mirror the Misses Lewis, silver pin tray; Mr and Mrs Read, silver salver; Miss Haurding, picture; Mr John Gibbs, silver cafe noir pot; Rev J Richards, silver box; Mr and Mrs Patterson, two china vases; servants at the Rectory, table cloths; Mrs Brook- iug, silver eake basket; Mrs Jane Williams, pen wiper; Sunday School, Machynlleth, Bible; Mr and Mrs Rowland Evans, silver frame; Rev R H Williams, lace handkerchief; Dr and Mrs Alfred Davies, silver hand glass; the Misses Kenyon, ther- mometer; Rev II and Mrs Eobinson, Worcester vase; Rev Walter Williams, china tray; Mr and Mrs Jenkins, silver box; Miss Violet Walton, silver frame; Mrs Hayhurst France, silver eau-de-Cologne bottle Mr and Mrs Anwyl, case of teaspoons; Mrs Salusburv Trevor, screen; from Colchester, silver knife; Rev D T Hughes, Pascal's Proxies; Rev Dr and Mrs Mornet, Jane Austen's novels; Mr and Mrs Charles Brooking, tea strainer; Miss Muriel and Master Edward Read, silver creem jug and sugar basin; Miss Ethel Read, embroidered frame; Mrs Read, Louis XVI. buckle; Miss Maud and Ethel Read, silver stamp box; Mr and Mrs Edmund Vincent, silver card box; Mr and Mrs Waldon Vincent, two silver frames.
Friday was the forty-second birthday of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who was appointed Viceroy of India in 1898, and who is the eldest son of the Rev Lord Scarsdale. Lady Curzon with her two daughters will proceed from Calcutta to England in April, returning to Simla in September.