MACHYNLLETH FOOTBALL. (D.T.H.) Before I begin to dwell upon the leathery feast" which was placed before us on Saturday, allow me sir, to say a word or two to your correspondent Player." Be it known to thee Mr Player that D.T.H." has messengers of truth who carry to him correct versions of those matches at which your humble servant is unable to be present. If thou canst Mr Player" prove that the comments of "D.T.H." are wide of the mark of accuracy or overdrawn in favour of one side more than the other, I am the first to acknowledge my fault and to remedy the same. The Aberystwyth County School and the College elevens arrived by the 1-25, and they had a strong sprinkling of supporters. The School match commenced on the stroke of two, and a large muster of onlookers was present. A school match is always very interesting, and this one was no exception. Dick Hughes kicked off for the homesters. The first forward move was brought to a halt by a sound return by the visiting back. The visitors were on the whole smaller in size and weight than the homesters, but they fully made up for this by tricky and plucky play. They were smarter on the ball too and gave many a lesson to one or two of the homesters who did not seem to wake up and realise the peril of the situation. Phillips and Davies were towers of strength for the homesters, although both would occasionally mis. kick; but Alf Morris, the old Aberystwyth School custodian, now of Machynlleth, was in splendid trim and punted magnificently. The home left wing led by Roy James, soon began to get danger. ous and some of his cross shots were only just met in the nick of time ere they were pounced upon by Dick Hughes. This meant danger of course. Right-winger David Arter-although a really good player-was much too slow and missed several chances. He had one golden opportunity which he threw away. In about seven minutes Roy James placed a corner beautifully, the homesters were all there and popped number one in. From the kick off, notwithstanding the good play of the visiting backs, the attack of the homesters was irresistible. Twice Hughes hit the crossbar with terrific shots and popped the second with a header. The visitors now woke up and caused real trouble to Morris, Phillips, and Davies, but it did not last very long, the third goal being notched very soon. Now came a really warm bit of play, for the home halves were very faulty indeed in their kicking and tackling. D Davies wbuld put in a nice kick now aud then, but he was much too slow. The Aberystwyth left got in arid sWuag the ball across to the right, the home backs missed, and a certain goal was wonder- fully saved by Morris, but danger was not yet over the visiting forwards were here, there and every- where and caused no end of trouble to the home halves and backs. A regular bombardment of the home goal took place, and Morris rushed into the melee, but lost the ball and another certain goal was saved by James who wisely stepped between the posts when the scuffle was going on, aud kicked away a certain goal. The homesters now had their turn, and faulty kicking by the wingers lost them more than one goal. Aberystwyth now m dashed away, and as the result of loose play by the home halves and backs, scored their first and only goal. Great cheering followed the visiters' success after their plucky efforts. Only one other goal was scored- a penalty from Hughes, the game ending Machynlleth Coanty School 4. Aberystwyth 1. Mr Jones referreed with perfect fairness. It should be mentioned that the Aberystwyth School played a master. The College eleven are a very well-made set of men, but although the home eleven were minus good players like Owen Morris, Dick Hughes, and Tom Phillips (the last two playing for the school), I never saw the home boys playing such a hard and determined game. Little Willie Evans and Thomas were demons at full back, punting the ball back time after time in a masterly manner. The game was very fast indeed, and for the first 20 minutes neither side could claim advantage- the ball travelling with great pace from one end to the other. The College goal, which was defended by the old Machynlleth custodian Morgan, had one very narrow shave, Bob working very hard and his wing men copying him well. Billy Vaugban was much too speedy for the College backs and beat them time after time. But the College men were in fine form, especially Johnson the full back, the outside right, and right half, and the outside left. The centre half was also a really good man. The College scored in about 35 minutes-a soft goal, and one which gave some of the spectators the impression of being an off-side one, but Mr Parsons was right i. his decision as the ball had been timidly returned in play by Owen-the home goal- keeper-otherwise it would have been a clean and clear" case of off-side. Half-time: College 1. Machynlleth 0. A realiy hard and fast game. From the re-start the College went away with a bang, but the Machyhnlleth backs were like two rocks. Holt was in fine form outside right, playing a superb game, and he was well fed by his partner and Bob. Owen in goal was also watchful, and saved time after time. The College inside left missed three or four certain openings for safe goals by kicking the uprights. The College scored their second goal, and looked like adding to it, but it was now that the staying powers and doggedness of the Machynlleth team showed. Although apparently a beaten team, they rallied, and Weaver, Humphreys and Morris were admirable in their tactics—they would not leave the ball a moment with a College man—and fed the forwards dis- cretely. Jones and Morgan the inside men were also playing hard and well. Holt got possession and crossed neatly to the left. Vaughan got at it and scored with a beautiful shot, which fairly beat the usually alert Morgan. It was anybody's game up to the last second. An excellent match, the pace at times terrific, fought out in the best spirit. ♦
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. The draw for the second round in the Welsh Junior Cup competition tock place at Wrexham on Thursday night and resulted as follows:- Divison 1. Holyhead Swifts v Llaniwst, Flint v Rhyl Division II. Rhosrobin v Druids Reserves, Shotton Rangers v Bioughton United, Ruabon and Wrexham Victoria byes. Division III. Ellesmere Town v St. Martin's or Chirk Reserve, Oswestry Reserve v Whittington, Dolgelley or Corwen v Bala Press. Division IV. Singleton and Cole's v Broseley Albion, Newtown United v Machynlleth. Ties to be played on the grounds of the first-named club on or before November 16tb. Kick-off at 2.30.
4. THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Sunderland. 9 6 2 1 14 7 13 Wolverhampton W. 9 4 1 4 15 13 12 Bury. 9 4 2 3 13 10 11 Derby County 9 4 2 3 9 7 11 Small Heath 9 4 3 2 17 11 10 Everton 9 3 2 4 16 14 10 Newcastle United 9 3 3 3 16 6 9 Aston Villa. 10 3 4 3 11 8 9 Notts Forest 9 3 3 3 12 11 9 Stoke 9 3 3 3 12 16 9 Liverpool 9 1 2 6 11 11 8 Sheffield Wednesday 7 3 2 2 13 14 8 Notts County 10 3 5 2 15 21 8 Bolton Wanderers. 8 2 3 3 11 13 7 Sheffield United 10 3 6 1 14 18 7 Blackburn Rovers 8 2 3 3 9 13 7 Grimsby Town 9 3 5 1 8 17 7 Manchester City 8 2 5 1 6 12 5 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Wellington Town 7 6 1 0 11 4 12 Wrexham 5 3 0 2 15 7 8 Liverpool White Star 6 4 2 0 19 11 8 Tranmere Rovers 6 3 2 1 13 5 7 Nantwich 6 3 2 1 10 12 7 Witton Albion 7 3 3 1 11 15 7 *Burslem Port Vale 6 4 2 0 13 7 6 Chirk 6 3 3 0 11 10 6 Newton-le-Willows. 7 2 3 2 8 21 6 Bangor 4 1 2 1 9 9 3 Oswestry United 6 1 4 1 9 13 3 Rhyl. 4 1 3 0 10 12 2 *Chester 7 1 4 2 12 20 2 Birkenhead. 5 0 4 1 4 10 1 *Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. WELLINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Trench 2 2 0 0 7 0 4 Shrewsburv R. 0. 2 2 0 0 11 4 4 Singleton & Cole's. 3111543 Hadley 3 1 1 1 7 7 3 Bridgnorth 3 1 2 0 7 12 2 Broselev 2 0 2 0 4 8 0 Welshpool 1 0 1 0 2 8 0 — ♦ —
MR OSMOND WILLIAMS, M.P., ON THE WAR. Mr Osmond Williams, the member for Merioneth- shire, addressed a larse meeting of his constituents on Monday night. He said that there had never been effective opposition in the House of Commons during the war owing to the differences of opinion. The Opposition had been and was very considerably hampered. Liberals no less than Conservatives had sons and brothers and near and dear relatives at the front doing their duty gallantly in fighting for their King and country. Blood being thinker than water a bond of mutual sympathy had thus been established which restrained all but very ex- treme men who had no relations in South Africa from saying what they re-Ily thought and what, perhaps, they might otherwise like to say about the war. They were all tired and sick of the war. Pro-Boer, anti-Boer, soldier and civilian were heartily sick of it, and what they wanted now was to end it (hear, hear). The country was growling loudly and was thoroughly dissatisfied and exasperated, and was demanding that some means should be found to put an end to a worthless and ignoble struggle. It was useless to harp upon the miserable miscalcula- tions and blunders which had cost; the Empire such a terrible price during the last two years. They knew that the unpreparedness of the Government was criminal, but they would, most of them, let bygones be bygones if they only had some assur- ance the Government had profited by the lessens it ought to have learnt, but they had no such assur- ance. In fact, whenjthe second campaign broke out a year ago, after the Government had assured the country that the war was over, the Government were as unprepared as for the first, and they were now in a worse position in South Africa than twelve months back. And even now, on the eve of a third campaign, there were no signs of the Government doing anything to prevent the war from dragging on for many months more. It was already too late to provide such a mobile force as they knew was wanted to do any good this autumn. They had no assurance that they would provide such a force even three months hence. What excuse could there be for such neglect ? They were entitled to expect something more than this disgraceful apathy Ministers were showing. Those Ministers had had the full resources of this great and wealthy Empire placed with a prodigality un- precedented at their disposal, assisted, too, as no previous Government had been by the generous support of their brave colonists and volunteers, and still it must be confessed that this campaign had been remarkable for egregious blunders and gross mismanagement in every department. The blame rested with the svstem which survived the ex- perience of two years and still denied to their troops effective mobility. They suffered to-day, as they did at the beginning, from want of mobility. So long as the Boers would accept nothing short of independence he was for prosecuting the war with all their might, but it turned out that reasonable overtures were constantly being rejected by the Government. He was sure that sooner or later the work of pacifying South Africa would fall to a Liberal Administration.
Czolgosz was executed by electricity at Auburn, New York, on Tuesday for the murder of President M'Kinley. It is stated that Westminster Abbey will be closed for four months prior to the Coronation of the King, for the purpose of necessary structural alterations in the interior. Of the rare great auk's egg there exist seventy three recorded specimens. One of these was sub mitted for sale by auction, on Tuesday, in King street, Covent Garden, London. A very large attendance resulted, and the bids, wtich were few and big, commenced at 100 guineas, and culminated in 240 guineas, when the egg was knocked down to a purchaser for that amount. This specimen was the last of four belonging to the late Baron d'Hamonville. Of the others two were previously sold for 300 guineas each, and one for 170 guineas.
E. R. 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. REGIMENTAL ORDERS By LIEUTENANT-COLONEL E. PRYCE-JONES, M.P., Commanding. Headquarters, Newtown, 26th October, 1901. CERTIFICATES.—At an examination held at Brecon on 15th inst 2nd Lieut J M Howell was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency on A.F.E. 571, Dated Devonport, 17/10/01. STRUCK OFF.-No 840 Pte Richards, F Co (Aber- dovey) is struck off the strength of the Battalion. MUSKETRY.—The following is the result of the annual course of musketry for 1901 in order of merit: E Co, figure of merit 146; C Co, 143; B Co, 141; A Co, 136; D Co, 129; and F Co, 110; Regi. mental staff officers and permanent staff individual average, 84; Battalion figure of merit, 148. In 1900 the results were as follow A Co, 143; C Co, 138; B Co, 128; D Co, 117; and F Co, 109; R Co did not fire the course; Battalion figure of merit, 142. Best shot of the Battalion, 415 Pte T Davies, A Co, score 100. Best shot in each Company A Co, Orderly-Room-Sergt E C Jones, 93; B Co, Band- master W P Phillips, 85; C Co, 161 Pte A Watkin, 76 D Co, 710 Sergt W Sadleir, 94; E Co, 854 Pte J Roberts, 85; F Co, 417 Clr-Sergt J C Edwards, 86. Regimental staff officers and permanent staff, Clr-Sergt-Instructor Wilson, 102; best shot of recruits, 928 Pte L T Jones, E Co, 172; recruits figure of merit, 98. Percentage of marksmen A Co, 20; B Co, 13; C Co, 11 D Co, 10; E Co, 14 and F Co, 10. DECORATIONs.-The Sergeants of E Co (best shooting Co) will wear a badge of crossed rifles and crown in silver on the right forearm best shot of the Battalion, the same badge but on the left fore- arm the best shot of each Co, a badge of crossed rifles and star in silver on the left forearm; and all other marksmen a badge of crossed rifles in silver 811 the left forearm. By Order, C WALKER, Captain, Adjutant 5th V.B. South Wales Borderers.
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NEWS IN BRIEF. Mrs Bunting, who was shot by her brother-in-law at Blackfriars Railway Station, London, on the previous Monday week, died on Friday in St Bartholomew's Hospital. A scheme sanctioned some time ago by the Carnarvon Town Council for the demolition of cer- tain insanitary property in the town and the erection of workmen's cottages has been abandoned by the Council owing to the unreasonable prices asked for some of the properties required for impiovement." A negro, who was accused of having assaulted a woman at Columbia, Mississippi, has been burned at the stake. The members of the Cardiff Municipal Museum Committee on Friday had under consideration the question of a national museum for Wales. The meeting appeared to favour the idea of a central museum for Wales, supplemented by branch museums. The curators were asked to draft a case setting torth the claims of Cardiff as a site for the central national museum. At the meeting of Benchers, held in connection with the opening of Term in Dublin, on Friday, the application of a Miss Johnston, of Londonderry, to be admitted a law student at King's Inns, was considered. The Benchers, in view of the absence of precedent to justify their admitting a lady to the profession, declined to accede to the application. Mr Hall Caine has been elected member for Ramsey in the House of Keys by a majority of 267, out of a total poll of 649. A Reuter's telegram from Halifax, Nova Scotia, says that Mr A G Jones, the Lieuienant Governor of Nova Scotia, has twice declined the honour of Knighthood during the Royal tour in Canada. In the first instance, he requested Sir Wilfred Laurier not to allow his name to be put forward among the names recommended for that honour, and subse- quently, when the Duke of Cornwall was at Halifax, he again declined the distinction. The New York World states that the Union Boat Club will send Mr C S Titus to compete for the Diamond Sculls at Henley next year. The first-class armoured cruiser King Alfred- the largest and fastest vessel of her class in the world-was launched from Messrs Vickers, Sons and Maxim's yard at Barrow on Monday. The first meeting of the Cabinet since the pro- rogation in August was held on Monday. All the twenty members were present, and the Council lasted two and a half hours, A meeting in commemoration of the millenary of King Alfred was held on Sunday at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association, New York. An address was delivered by the Mayor, Mr Bowker. A memorial service was subsequently held at Old St. Paul's Chapel, at which Mr Bowker was present. Miss Dorothea Beale, Principal of the Cheltenham Ladies' College, was presented with the freedom of the borough of Cheltenham on Monday afternoon, in the presence of a distinguished gathering, in recognition of the great work she has done for the education of women in England and the unique position to which, under her direction, the Chelten- ham Ladies' College has attained amongst the educational institutions of the country." Technical education in London (says a correspon- dent) is making excellent progress, and the number of students in attendance shows a substantial increase over any preceding year. Among the new classes this session are a class in furriers' work, new courses for bakers and confectioners, and a class in Russia*. A well-known firm of mantle-makers has arranged to send nineteen of its employes to receive instruction in a special class reserved for women engaged in the trade, and to pay their fees. The iirst-grade commercial school, started at University College two years ago, reports especially well as regards the new methods of teaching foreign languages. At a meeting of the Wrexham Town Council on Tuesday it was reported that the military authorities had decided to. remove the yeomanry headquarters from Wrexham to Denbigh. It was stated that Wrexham had not been informed of the change or consulted in any way, and several mem- bers complained that the action of the military authorities was discourteous to the town.