A CORRIS HERO. CEREMONY AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. On Saturday afternoon Corris was alive with khaki clad soldiers and others who hail assembled at this hillside village to pay a last and fitting tribute of respect to the memory of one of her sons who bad died for his country on the African veldt. Private Evan Jones Williams, of the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, was only 23 years of age when he died from a bullet wound after the battle of Bergendal. On that occasion it is recorded that the 2nd Battalion formed the attacking party and carried a most difficult position which was keld with great determination. The loss was heavy, 14 officers and men being killed and over 70 wounded, including Col Metcalfe." Young Williams was shot in the stomach and whilst in hospital was visited by Lord Roberta and General Lyttleton. In sending home the account of his death the Lieutenant of his Company said that a large cross was being raised above the grave of all who fell upon that occasion. At homejthose who knew Williams were also anxious to do something which would be a remembrance of the young soldier, and sufficient money was obtained to purchase a suitably engraved brass tablet. This was placed in the parish Church, and on Saturday a crowded congregation assembled to witness the unveiling by Mr Joseph Hoult, M.P. The church was prettily decorated with Royal Standards, Union Jacks and bannerettes. Over the pulpit was a blue flag having the Irish harp in gold relief, and a Union Jack covered the tablet. Volun- teers belonging to Machynlleth, Towyn and Corris sections of the 5th S.W.B., and a further detach- ment of Welsh Fusilier Volunteers, assembled under the command of Lieut J M Howell (Aber. dovey), and headed by the Corris Brass Band marched to the Church. The service, which was partly in English aad partly in Weltih, was con- ducted by the Rev J Edwards, vicar. Mr J R Dix read the first lesson, and Mr W R Jones presided at the harmonium. The hymns chosen were fully in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion, be- ginning with "Onward Christian Soldiers," "Oli God our help in ages past," Peace, perfect peace and concluding with eve.. with the Lord" Mr Joseph Hoult, M.P., for Wirral, who with his family is staying at Llwyngwern Hall, was asked to perform the unveiling ceremony. Before doing so he delivered a short address. In the first place he had to thank them for having done him the honour of asking him to take the important part in that day's proceedings that they had dona. The cere- mony that day was in honour of a iueighbour-a friend-of a man well known to all of them, who went to South Africa to fight for his country, and there he was killed in the exercise of his duty to his Queen and his country. It was well that they should do honour to that man because by so doing they were doing honour to themselves. That man was one of the first to go to South Africa he passed through the Natal campaign and all of them knew what that meant. The very name of Ladysmith brought to their minds certain very dark days in the month of December nearly two years ago when the weak kneed people of this country owing to the telegrams received recording disaster after disaster to the British arms beeame in a trembling condition. The fainthearted people of the country lost heart, but thank God the majority of Britons throughout the world were neither weak kneed nor faint- hearted and those disasters brought forth such enthusiasm and such patriotic feeling that the world had never before seen. All who responded to the call left everything dear to them to go and fight in South Africa, for what was more dear to them than all-tbe honour of their country. Everyone of those men, bad opportunity and circumstances allowed, would have earned the Victoria cross, for they had the spirit to do it. He did not want to think that auy of those brave men were not led in South Africa by considerate officers-he did not want to think that one British life was sacrificed in South Africa to the incompet- ence of a British officer. It was said that incom- petence was shown by certain officers, but there was no room for incapability on the part of any officer in the British Army. And no matter who the man may, be whether ke stood in a high or low position, rich or poor, that man must go from the British Army. The nation would demand it. Such officers might play if they liked with their own lives, but the nation would not tolerate any British officer who played with the lives of the men in his charge. The soldiers of the Empire must be well and capably led. He felt that he must refer to the exploits of another soldier from Corris, who was in South Africa. He referred to Lieut Edwards, the son of their vicar. He was a man of whom they need be proud, for he was a man of whom the nation could be proud. He was not only daring but he was able. He took his nine men out to attack the Boers whom he defeated without losing one of his men. That was the kind of work they wanted to see their officers doing. Going on to speak of the Army he said that he wanted to see the Volunteers playing a greater part in the Army, and he believed that they would, provided they had a fair epportunity. He believed that he had seen it stated that it was proposed that volunteers should take a month's drill every year. This he thought was going a little bit too far, because they must have regard to the volunteer's position and require" ments. The volunteer gave his Saturday afternoon, but he could not give away his living, and a month's drill would mean a great loss to him. The move- ment should be encouraged, and should be so arranged that the men could enter upon it without loss to themselves. lie would now unveil the tablet which would stand there to the memory of Evan Jones Williams as long as that sacred edifice would last, and he hoped it would always remain there to the honour of those people in Corris who had subscribed the necessary money.—Mr Hoult then veiled the tablet which bore the following inscription under & cross: To the glory of God and in memory of Evan Jones Williams of this parish, a private of the 12nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, who fell in the heroic and victorious charge of that Battalion at the battle of Bergendal in the Transvaal, South Africa, August 27th, 1900. Aged 23 years. This tablet was erected by Public Subscription. The Vicar then spoke in Welsh and eloquently defended the volunteer soldier.
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH. SCHOLARSHIP AND EXHIBITION AWARDS. At a meeting of the Senate of the above College, held on Monday, the following Entrance Scholar- ships and Exhibitions were awarded on the result of the examinations held the preceding week Hester Davidson, High School, Stroud, and New Southgate School (David Davies Scholarship), £40 j Rowland Jones Richard, County School, Barmouth (Prencipal's Scholarship), £ 40, equal; Alice Serjeant, Hulme Grammar School, Oldham (Commercial Travellers of South Wales Scholarship), £ 20; Winifred Alice Conn, County School, Towyn (Welsh Scholarship), £ 20; Henry Howard Paine, County School, Newport (Keeling Natural Science Scholar- ship), £ 25; Allen Burdett Thomas, Carmarthen Grammar School (Brereton Scholarship), £ 15; Alfred John Wharhirst, Marylebone P.T. Centre (Open Exhibition), £ 10; David Thomas Davies, Private Study (Open Exhibition), £ 10; Howell Ewart James, County School, Whitland and Cardigan (Moiety of Visitors' Scholarship), L15 Alfred E Hefford, Leicester Technical School (Open Exhibition), ZCIO; Norman Picton, County School Aberdare (Moiety of Visitors' Scholarship), £ 15 Ethel Mary Williams, County School, Festiniog (Welsh Exhibition), £ 10; Llewelyn Gordon Owen, County School, Bala (R H Richards Scholarship), £ 20; Mary Williams, North London Collegiate School (Elizabeth Davies, Brynteifi, Scholarship), £ 20; William Percival Davies, County School, Newtown (Open Exhibition), ZCIO; Florence Amy Trought-m, County School, Pembroke Dock (Open Exhibition), zElO Annie Gwendoline Williams, County Schools, Machvnlleth and Wrexham !(Ellis Eyton Exhibition), ZCIO; David Emrys Williams, County Schools, Aberayron and Towyn (Welsh Ex- hibition), zClO; Catherine Rowlands, County School, Barmouth (Welsh Exhibition), zClO; Dora Helen Thomas, County School, Pembroke Dock (Welsh Exhibition), JE10 John Matthews, County School, Llandilo (Welsh Exhibition), ClG; John Davies, County School, Llandyssul (Agricultural Scholar- ship), £ 20; Henry Daniels Thomas, University College of Wai so, iberyatwjtb (Cynddelw Scholar- ship), £ 20; Thomas Daniel Jones, County School, Aberayron (Moiety Welsh Exhibition), £5 Constance Mary Phillips, County Schools Pembroke Dock (Moiety Welsh Exhibition), £5.
THE COMBINATION. OSWESTRY UNITED T BURSLEM PORT VALE RESERVE. This match took place at Oswestry on Satur- day. The visitors being a new team in the Com- bination, there should have been a larger attend- ance than was the case, though there was a fairly good number of spectators. There were a few changes in the home team. Richards of Liverpool was on the left wing with Parry, Youens was at right-half, while Jarman and H Joues changed places. Mr Carter of Chester, was the referee, and the teams were composed as follows;- OSWESTRY UNITED. Goal, Tracey backs, C Parry and Jarman; half- backs, G Richards, H Jones, ind Youens; forwards Hodnet, R Watkins, Tudor, Tom Parry, and H Richards. PORT TALE. Goal, Chadwick; backs, B Watkins (formerly of Oswestry), and Beech half-backs, Croxton, H Simpson, and Machen; forwards, Eardley, Tunstall, T Simpson, Jones, and Steadman. Oswestry, playing with a slight wind in their favour, were the first to attack, H Richards putting in a grand centre which Hodnet met, but his shot was too weak and Chadwick cleared easily but he was fouled and from the free kick, Jones and Steadman made for the home goal. Beating Parry, the Oswestry goal appeared in jeopardy, but Jarman managed to save the situation. H Simpson having stopped a run by Oswestry, T Simpson got right through, but finished with a bad shot A series of throws-in took Oswestry to the Burslem goal, and G Richards put in a hard low shot which forced a corner. Another corner resulted, but the visiting defence was sound. C Parry returned the ball, and a smart run by H Richards followed. Close on the line, however, he was hustled, and in consequenee the ball travelled wide. A free-kick against C Parry changed the venue, and Jarman and C Parry had to defend. At length H Richards and Tom Parry quickly transferred play, but H Simpson relieved, and put in a wide shot. The United were again in evidence, and Chadwich had to run out to clear from T Parry. Hodnett soon after made a brilliant run and after beating the backs, cicely placed the ball in the corner of the net out of the goalkeeper's reach, thus drawing first blood after sixteen minutes' play. In the next minute the Oswestry goal had a narrow escape. Burslem made a break away, and Jarman, being hard pressed, tipped the ball to Tracey, and before he could reach it Tunstall secured, but to the relief of the Oswestry supporters he shot wide. Watkin and Hodnett got away and Tudor was given 96 chance in front of goal, but Bert Watkin knocked him off, and the ball went out Following a nice bit of work by Tom Parry, a scrimmage took place in front of Chadwick and after an anxious moment the visitors were relieved at seeing the ball placed wide. Following a corner to Oswestry, the Burslem goal had another narrow escape. Burslem then had a turn and Tracey was twice called upon to clear, which he did The visitors again pressed and Jones missed by inches only with a fine shot. The visitors asserted themselves and another attack led Tracey to give a corner but this was cleared and Oswestry got away Parry putting in a long shot and Watkin netted the ball but the whistle had gone for offside. Both sides were now visited but Oswestry was put offside through the visitors playing one back. The visitors had another chance but their shooting was wretched Tracey brought off a fine save a little later, with two men on him. Hodnet was conspicuous for a couple of nice runs just before the interval when the score was 1-0 in favour of Oswestry. In the second half play opened briskly and the ball travelled back and fore pretty lapidly, but Chad- wick had the mosi work to do. Oswestry now pressed and from a corner the ball was netted, H Richards and T Parry helping the ball through This reverse livened the visitors up and they forced a corner which proved fruitless. How- ever they were not to be denied and C Parry Jarman, and the home halves had a busy time until Watkin and Hodnet changed the venue, the latter placing in splendidly, but the ball travelled across goal mouth and out. Jarman stopped the right wing and Tom Parry received and got close in but his shot was a trifie high. Burslem then had a turn and Jarman had to concede a corner from which Tracey gave a corner, and C Parry gave another corner all of which were dealt with. Hodnet forced a corner and from this Tom Parry struck the cross-bar with a hot shot. From the rebound H Jones planted the ball a trifle wide. Oswestry renewed the attack through Hodnet whose centre was met by Tudor but he was knocked off the ball. T Parry, however, secured and placed the ball beyond Chadwick, making the third goal. The visiting right got away and Tracey saved a hard shot from Eardley. Tudor took the ba!l away but was robbed close in. Jarman returned the ball and Chadwick saved twice in succession from H Jones and Tom Parry. H Richards received and after beating two men, his final shot was wide. G Richards and H Jones were conspicuous for good work and the ball remained near the Bvrslem goal. Tom Parry made a fine run and looked like scoring but he was fouled and the free kick availed nothing. A corner fell to Oswestry but this proved fruitless. The game ended in favour of Oswestry United by 3 goals to nil. This was the United's fourth match and the first win this season, and the result gave great satisfaction to the home sup- porters.
THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Burslem Port Vale. 3 2 1 0 6 3 4 Liverpool White Star 3 2 1 0 10 6 4 Wellington Town 3 2 1 0 3 2 4 Newton-le-Willows. 3 1 0 2 6 5 4 Chirk 3 2 1 0 5 5 4 Tranmere Rovers 2 1 0 1 4 1 3 Witton Albion 3 1 1 1 3 5 3 Nantwich 3 1 1 1 5 6 3 Wrexham 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 Chester J 1 2 0 7 9 2 Birkenhead. 3 0 2 1 4 7 1 Bangor 1 0 1 a 1 2 0 Oswestry United 3 0 3 0 4 9 0 Rhy! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Everton 4 2 0 2 11 4 6 Wolverhampton W. 4 3 1 0 9 9 6 Small Heath 4 2 1 1 7 3 5 Derby County 4 2 1 1 6 3 5 Sunderland. 4 2 1 1 7 6 5 Newcastle United 3 1 0 2 5 1 4 Sheffield Wednesday 3 2 1 0 9 8 4 Blackburn Rovers 3 1 0 2 2 2 4 Notts County 4 2 2 0 9 5 4 Bury. 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 Stoke 4 2 2 0 4 7 4 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 4 4 4 Sheffield United 5 2 3 0 8 9 4 Liverpool .4 0 1 3 3 4 3 Notts Forest 4 1 2 1 3 5 3 Grimsby Town 4 1 2 1 3 7 3 Bolton Wanderers. 3 1 2 0 3 8 2 Manchester City 4 0 4 0 2 10 0 +
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. At a meeting of the Junior Cup Competition held at the Imperial Hotel, Wrexham, on Tuesday, the draw for the first round resulted as follows :— Division I: (a) Bangor Reserves v Holyhead Swifts, Llanrwst a bye (b) Flint v Rhyl Church Guild, Holywell v Rhyl Reserves. Division II Ruabon Albion v Wrexham Victoria, Adwy Victoria v Shotton Rangers, Broughton United v Mynydd Issa, Druids Reserves v Wrexham St Giles, Rhos- robin v Royal Welsh Depot. Division III: (a) St Martin's v Chirk Reserve, Pentre (Newbridge) v Oswestry Reserve, Ellesmere Town v Llanfyllin, Whittington a bye; (b) Dolgelley v Corwen, Bala a bye. Division IV Broseley Albion v Shrewsbury Railway Officials, Machynlleth v Newtown Excelsior, Singleton & Cole's v Llandinam, Barrack Rovers v Newtown United. Ties to be played off on or before October 19th, the first-named club having choice of ground.
Lord Rowton has been on a visit to his estate in Shropshire, and during his stay in the county was the guest of Mr Billson, his tenant at Rowton Castle, near Shrewsbury. Any doubt that may have existed as to the fate of Battle Abbey is now removed by the definite announcement that the historic property is to be put to public auction in London on November 26. The estate, including the domain of the ancient abbey, extends over 6,000 acres. Mr William Waldorf Astor has sent to the Earl of Ancaster, the Chairman of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a cheque for £10,000 to open a fund for new premises. The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia has decided to send a Representative to be present at the Coronation of the Kine. Another slight earthquake shock was felt in the Highlands on Monday morning. No damage is reported as having been caused by the tremors. A London Welsh Lodge of Freemasons was con- secrated on Monday at the Freemasons' Hall, Lon- don. Sir John H Puleston was placed in the chair as first Worshipful Master. Col Pryce-Jones, M.P. was invested as D.C. Lord Rendel, presiding, on Monday, at the annual meeting of Sir W G Armstrong and Co, Newcastle- on-Tyne, stated that the Company had spent seven hundred thousand pounds upon a, new armour-plate factory in order to meet the growing demands upon them. Already they had received an order for plates for his Majesty's ship Lancaster, a first. class cruiser. The Treasury on Monday issued an accennt of the total revenue of the United Kingdom for the first six months of the financial year which ends on the 31st March 1902. The total revenue for the period from April 1 to September 30 was £58,267,622, compared with £53,843,603 in the first half of the preceding financial year, or a net increase of £ 4,424,019. PRINTING of every description executed neat qnick and cheap at the COUNTY TIMES 0. Welshpool.
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