FOOTBALL JOTTINGS. [D.T.H.]. A DISGRACEFUL GAME. I was very disappointed when I found that I could not go to Newtown on Saturday to see the second round for the Welsh Junior Cup between Maehynlleth and a team called Newtown United. But I have many versions of the game from the players and spectators and the result is deplorably discreditable to Newtown United, and I can quite understand the reason that good clubs like Llan- dinam and others cannot see their way clear to arrange any fixtures with a club whose play is always characterised by deliberate kicking and fouling. Had ths game ended in a draw and had to be replayed at Machynlleth, I should not like to be answerable for the results. Two honourable exceptions must be recorded. I refer to the New- town centre-half and left full back, whose play and conduct were worthy of the finest team in the Kingdom. It is a pity to find such splendid players in such a disreputable assortment of football players. But where was the referee, someone will say ? Why did he not exercise his powers and order a couple or so of the worst offenders off the field ? Easier said ihan done. My sympathy is very strong with Mr Smith of Welshpool, the referee. It was actually dangerous for him to have adopted extreme measures, for not only did the rabble hoot and boo most of his decisions, but they made an ugly rush for him after the match shouting Chuck him into the river drown him and other sweet epithets not altogether to the credit of Hottentots, much less a Christian community and were it not for the protection of the better and saner portion of the crowd, I have no doubt that Mr Smith would have been nastily mauled. Had the game been played as it should be played Machynlleth would have won by a larger number of goals to their credit, but they had as much as they could do to keep their bones unbroken through deliberate kicking. When the game started, Hughes no sooner got possession and started on his run, then he was deliberately tripped, for which the referee promptly gave a free-kick. Mr Thomas, the visiting right full-back—a most gentlemanly player-was most deliberately kicked, twice in the leg and abdomen, when the ball was actually yards away. Mr Smith warned the offender, but if he had ordered him off the field he would have incurred the vitriolic anger of the mob. When Billy Vaughan or Dick Hughes happened to outstrip their opponents or get clear of the trips and backs meant for them, howls of Down him," and Break the legs of that swift chap," rent the air. Dick Humphreys, Bob Humphreys, Billy Evans, Owen Morris, Thomas, and Dick Hughes have ugly wounds on their legs which will take weeks to heal. The less said of such a game the better.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. SECOND ROUND. CORWEN v BALA PREss.-These teams met at Corwen on Saturday to play in the second round of the Welsh Junior Cup. In the first round Corwen had beaten Dolgelley by two goals to one, Bala having a bye. The weather was beautiful, but the ground, owing to the recent frost, was a bit slippery. Bala won the toss and decided to play down the field, with the sun at their backs. After the game had been" in progress for about five minutes, Tom Hughes opened the score for the visitor* wibii good low shot. Following this success both teams played a dashing game, and the Bala custodian had to fist out on two or three occasions, which he did marvellously. In the last 15 minutes of the first half the visitors again scored two more goals, and the interval arrived with the score-Bala Press, three goals; Corwen, nil. In the second half the visitors again pressed, playing a good combination game, and the defence worked admirably, the goal- keeper having only a couple of shots to deal with. The final result was- Bala Press, six goals Corwen, nil. It is worthy of mention that Tom Hughes scored five out of the six goals, and R Evans (captain) the other. The referee was Mr George Owen (Chirk), and the linesmen Mr C R Jones (Bala) and Mr D R Morris. Bala Press Goal, T 0 Parry; backs, J W Roberts and D M Davies; half-backs, J W Leary, R H Williams, and J H Lloyd forwards, T Hughes, E L Edwards, R Evans (captain), D B Roberts, and Ted Jones. +
THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Everton 12 6 2 4 23 15 16 Sunderland 12 7 4 1 19 16 15 Wolverhampton W. 12 5 3 4 18 20 14 Aston Villa. 12 5 4 3 15 8 13 Sheffield Wednesday 10 5 2 3 19 16 13 Bury 12 5 4 3 16 15 13 Stoke 12 5 4 3 18 17 13 Derby County 12 4 3 5 11 11 13 Small Heath 11 5 4 2 19 14 12 Liverpool H 3 2 6 18 14 12 Newcastle United 11 4 4 3 20 9 11 Notts Forest 12 3 4 5 14 16 11 Blackburn Rovers. H 3 4 4 15 18 10 Notts County 13 4 7 2 18 27 10 Sheffield United 12 4 7 1 17 19 9 Bolton Wanderers. 10 3 4 3 14 15 9 Grimsby Town 11 3 7 1 8 21 7 Manchester City 10 2 7 1 8 18 5
THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Witton Albion 10 5 3 2 18 18 12 Wellington Town 8 6 1 1 13 6 13 Wrexham 6 3 0 3 17 9 9 Tranmere Rovers 7 3 2 2 15 7 8 i *Burslem Port Vale 8 4 2 2 16 10 8 LiverpoolWhiteStar 7 4 3 0 20 14 8 Nantwich 7 3 2 2 11 13 8 Chirk 7 3 5 0 12 16 6 Newton-le-Willows. 7 2 3 2 8 21 6 Bangor 5 2 2 1 12 11 5 Oswestry United 7 1 4 2 10 14 4 ^Chester ,9 2 5 2 17 24 4 Rhyl. 5 2 3 0 13 13 4 Birkenhead. 6 0 5 1 6 13 1 *Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man.
FOOTBALL FIXTURE CARDS NEATLY EXECUTED AT THE COUNTY TIMES OFFICE, WELSHPOOL.
CYCLE COLLISION AT OSWESTRY. COUNTY COURT ACTION. At the Oswestry County Court on Thursday, be- fore His Honour Judge Harris Lea, Walter Robert Godfrey, watch maker, Bailey-street, Oswestry, sought to recover from Elisha Kilvert, bank elerk, R15 2s 6d damages for personal injuries and damages to bicycle, &c., by defendant, it was alleged, negligently riding his bicycle in Oswestry on September 7th. The particulars of the claim wereMedical fees, £1 2s 6d; damages to bicycle, 10s; damages to personal apparel, 10s; damages for personal injuries, loss of trade, and other con- sequent expenses, £ 13. Mr W K Minshall (from the office of Messrs Minshall, Parry-Jones, and Pwgh) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr C S Pryce, Montgomery, appeared for the defendant. Mr A Babbington Blakie, M.B., stated that on Sept. 7 he was called to the Cottage Hospital to attend the plaintiff. Found him with a scalp wound two or two and a half inches long, which had severed the temporal artery and, as a result, there was very profuse bleeding. Got him off to his home. The violence was so great that it pro- duced a certain amount of concussion. Formerly there was something wrong with the plaintiff's right eye which prevented his seeing, and now the injury had affected the sight of the left eye. He was unable to do any work for a fortnight. Had attended him since. His injury would prevent his properly doing his work for a long period.— Cross-examined The cut was likely to have been caused by the pavement or by a stone on the road. —Re-examined Or it could have been caused by the cycle. Plaintiff sa.id he had 30 years' experience as a rider, having first learned on an old bone shaker." The gear of his cycle was 65J. On the day in question he went as far as the Grammar School and returned through the Welsh Walls. He turned the corner full ahd free, but was 18 inches on the left hand side. fe was going at the rate of four or five miles an Lour. Just when he was turnipg the corner he saw the defendant riding on the wrong side at a high rate of speed. Gave defendant room to pass him on the left or be would have run into him. Just when he got near, the defendant took a sudden swerve into the middle of the road, pre- sumably to get to his right side, and ran him down. Witness was hurled to the right side of the road and his head came in contact with something. Told the defendant "You are to blame." Defendant saw the cut on his forehead and said You have had a cut." Told defendant he must have been mad. Somebody came up aad wanted him to goto the hoipital, but he refused until he showed them the track of his machine and the defendant's. Told defendant he could see clearly that he was to blame and be said I see." Then told defendant that he would expect some compensation and defendant said Oh, of course." Defendant did not assist him from the ground nor bad he made inquiry about him. Isaac Roberts kindly took him to the Hospital. He was not able to do any work for a fortnight, losing about £3. He had been obliged to decline the finer classes of work since. He had suffered every day since. He thought his clair reasonable.—Cross-examined: The defendant was not on his right side or.they ..would. have fallen 09 the pavement, aad not on the road as they did. Admitted that the defendant had inquired about his injury in a letter he had written to him. He had time to jump off his machine bad he known defendant was going to dart across the road. Isaac Roberts, labourer at the gasworks, said on the day in qnestion he was walking upon the right hand side of Brook street. Saw Mr Godfrey riding down Brook street at a sharp walking pace, on bis proper side, and about eighteen inches from the middle of the road. Soon after he heard a crash, and on going road the corner he saw the plaintiff on the ground near the channel, and the bicycle in the middle of the road. Defendant was standing on the footpath brushing his clothes; he did not pick up the plaintiff, but witness did, and saw a wound on bis forehead. Witness then gave the conversation which occurred between the plaintiff and the defendant, and said that plaintiff afterwards pointed out the bicycle tracks. The plaintiff's track was on the left hand side of the road, as was also the defendant's. The track of the defendant's machine appeared on the wrong side of the road for about 100 yards, and was about eighteen inches or a foot from the pavement, and than there was a sudden swoop. John Williams (15), working at the Brewery, gave somewhat similar evidence. Reginald Corbett, 87, Park Avenue, spoke as to plaintiff riding into the Welsh Walls on the left. hand side of the road. Heard a smash and went into the Walls and saw Roberts with the plaintiff, who was pointing out the tracks. Mrs Williams, Lloran Cottage, said she heard a crash and on looking out saw the plaintiff lying on the ground near the pavement; he was bleeding profusely. She also gave evidence as to the tracks, saying that the defendant was on the wrong side. Had often seen defendant ride round the corner at a terrific rate. Alfred Thomas, Oswestry, said he had known the defendant for about two years. About 12 months last August the defendant ran into a perambulator containing his child. Mr Pryce, in his address, referred to plaintiff's admission that he could have jumped off before the accident occurred and that he not having done so constituted contributory negligence. There was no one more sorry for the accident than the defendant. Elisha Kilvert, the defendant, said when the accident occurred he was at the N & S W Bank at Oswestry, but was under orders to leave for Kirk. dale, Liverpool. He was a little on the wrong side of the road when the defendant came along, because he wanted to turn the corner towards Lower Brook street. He made a tarn to his proper side in order to give plaintiff more room, as soon as he saw him twenty or thirty yards' away. Rang his bell then and before the accident shouted to him. Plaintiff seemed to loose his head and shot to the right and the accident occurred two feet from defendant's pavement. Did not go to assist defendant at once, because he himself was a bit shaken. It was not true that he did not sympathise with the plaintiff. Told plaintiff at the time that he was to blame and did not make any admission as to compensation. Elizabeth Lloyd, housemaid at Lloran House, said ahe was in the window opposite where the accident occurred and saw both riders collide and fall. The accident occurred on the opposite side of the street, on defendant's side. In giving judgment, his Honour said that from what plaintiff and the witnesses had said, and the defendant admitted it, the defendant was on the wrong side of the road and in trying to rectify it he ran into the plaintiff. As to why plaintiff did not j'jimp off his bicycle, the plaintiff thought de- fendant was going to continue on the wrong side and pass. He gave judgment for plaintiff for the full amount and costs. »
THE GALE. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. j Wednesday. A strong north-easterly gale, preceded and ac- companied by heavy and continuous rain, was experienced throughout the British Isles yesterday. Inland there was happily no loss of life, but so great and widespread were the floods that in many Lancashire and Yorkshire towns mills had to cease working, and the inhabitants of houses bordering on rivers had to be rescaed from their dwellings. In the country districts small farm buildings and live stock were floated away on the swollen streams. The gale attained it greatest strength on the north-east coast, and four or five wrecks occurred off Sunderland, Shields, Blyth, and other ports. The work of rescue was gallantly per- formed by the coastguards ar 1 :ifeboat-men but in the majority of cases it was fvLud to be impossible to rescue all the men from the stranded ships. In some instances, where it was necessary to drag the sailors through the surf, they were found to be dead when brought to shore, and in others they were washed off their ship before help reached them. Altogether it is to be feared that at least a dozen lives were lost. Shipping losses are also reported from English Channel ports. Exciting scenes" ere witnessed at Dover, where a South Shields steamer went ashore, missing the promonade pier by a few yards. A large barge was also wrecked in the bay. Admirable work was done by the lifeboat and coast- guardsmen, and happily loss of life was averted. From Scotland, Wales, and Ireland reports also come of damage done by the gale and floods. The floods were very severe in some Irish towns includ- ing Belfast, and boats had to be used to rescue people imprisoned in inundated houses. DESTRUCTION OF SHIPPING. Thursday. The gale which raged throughout the United Kingdom on Tuesday and yesterday has caused an enormous destruction of shipping, accompanied by a lamentable loss of life. The gale has been one of the most disastrous experienced for many years. H.M. Reveaue cutter Active was wracked at Gran ton, in the Firth of Forth, early yesterday morn- ing. There were twenty-three men on board at the time, and of these only three were saved. The north-east coast appears to have suffered most heavily, and is literally strewn with wrecks. A French ship the Qoillota, was driven ashore near Sunderland, and seventeen men were drowned. Another schooner which foundered off Sunderland Harbour is supposed te have carried a crew of nine men, all of whom are missing. The barque Inga went ashore at Cnllercoats, and only one member of her crew ot sixteen escaped. Ac kscaroorougn a ketch, believed to be the luvicta, of Rochester, went down with all hands. Numerous other wrecks are reported, and the total loss of life, it is believed, will considerably exceed one hundred. A LIFEBOAT CAPSIZED. Friday. A serious addition is made to-day to the already heavy death-roll arising out of the great gale. The Caister lifeboat Beaucbamp, which is not of the self-righting type, went out on Wednesday night to the assistance of a vessel in distress. On return- ing about four o'clock yesterday morning she was struck by a heavy sea and capsized near the beach. She lay keel upwards in the waves, with a heavy sea breaking over her, and a number of boatmen bravely dashed through the waves and succeeded in rescuing three of the mew. The other nine mem- bers of the crew were pinned down by the boat and were drowred. Most of the men were married and leave families. The Norwegian barque Eraha was wrecked near Saltburn yesterday, and notwithstanding the efforts of the rocket brigade only one man was saved. The remainder of the crew-ten or eleven in number-were drowned. The steamer Intrepid, which arrived in Shields harbour yesterday in a badly damiged condition, reported having rescued the captain and 14 of the crew of the German steamer Agnes, which foundered 30 miles off the Tyne. Three of the crew were drowned. The coasting steamer White Abbey, from Preston, is supposed to have foundered in Belfast Lough iu Tuesday's storm with all on Board. At Portma.doc news was received of the loss of four sailors belonging to a Portmadoc vessel.
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» The Exchange Telegraph Company states that the King will, at the Coronation, add to the Duke of Fife's titles that of Duke of Inverness. I'
LvV.L TRAIN ALTERATIONS. The following Alterations will be made on and from October 1st, 1901:— DOWN. The 8 5 a.m Oswestry to Aberystwyth will leave Oswestry at 8 20 a.m and be later throughout. The 10 15 a.m Whitchurch to Oswestry will be discontinued. The 2 20 p.m Special Express from Welshpool to Aberystwyth, Barmouth, &c, will be discontinued. The 12 15 p.m Express from Whitchurch to Aberystwyth, Barmouth, &c, will be discontinued. The 120 p.m Talyllyn to Aberystwyth, Barmouth, &c, in connection with the 10 50 a.m from Cardiff, 10 55 a.m from Newport (Mon), &c, will be discon- tinued. The 4 20 p.m Welshpool to Aberyswyth will be discontinued. A New Train will leave Whitchurch at 4 25 p.m for Oswestry and Wrexham in connection with the 3 p.m express from Manchester (London Road), and 2 40 p.m from Liverpool (Lime Street). The 5 20 p.m Whitchurch to Aberystwyth will be discontinued. The 8-40 p.m Whitchurch to Oswestry will leave at 9-55 p.m, and run correspondingly later through- out. The 9-50 a.m Moat Lane to Builth Wells will leave Moat Lane at 10-15 a.m. The 2-55 p.m Moat Lane to Brecon will leave at 3-10 p.m, and the intermediate times be slightly altered. The 7-40 a.m Machynlleth to Pwllheli will leave at 8-35 a.m, and Le later throughout. The 10-42 a.m Machynlleth to Pwllheli will leave at 11-5 a.m, and the intermediate times be altered throughout. The 9-45 a.m Train from Carnarvon will run through to Pwllheli. UP. The 7 15 a.m Aberystwyth to Oswestry will be discontinued. The 8 40 a.m. Aberystwyth to Machynlleth will leave at 7 50 a.m, and run to Glandovey Junction only. The 9 10 a.m Aberystwyth to Whitchurch will leave at 8 15 a.m and be retimed throughout. The 9 5 a.m from Barmouth, and 9 35 a.m from Aberystwyth to South Wales, Cardiff, Newport (Mon), &c, will be discontinued. The 1 35 p.m from Barmouth, and 2 15 and 2 45 p.m. from Aberystwyth to London (Euston and Paddington), Birmingham (New Street and Snow Hill), Manchester (London Road), Liverpool (Lime Street), &c, will be discontinued. The 10 10 a.m Aberystwyth to Barmouth will be discontinued. The 9 50 a.m from Pwllheli, 11 35 a.m from Bar. mouth, and 12 5 p.m from Aberystwyth, will leave Pwllheli at 10 30 a.m, Barmouth 12 7 p.m, an Aber. ystwyth 12 30 p.m, and be retimed throughout. The 11 15 a.m from Pwllheli will leave at 11 40 a.m, and Barmouth 12 50 p.m. A New Train will leave Pwllheli at 11 0 a.m, and run through to Carnarvon. The 4 45 p.m Pwllheli to Portmadoc will not rllllt The 9 15 p.m Pwllheli to Portmadoc will leave at 8 50 p.m, and be earlier throughout. The 6 40 a.m Brecon to Moat Lane will leave at 25 a.m, and be later throughout. FAST TRAINS will run, as under1 15 p.m £ 3 25 p.m Welshpool to Aberystwyth (with con- nections from and to Pwllheli, Barmouth &c during October and June). These Trains connect with London and North Western and Great Western Companies' Trains to and from all parts. For full Particulars see Company's Time Tables.
WEEK-END EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued every Friday and Saturday to EDINBURGH and GLASGOW (by the Direct Route via Whit. church, Crewe, Preston, and Carlisle), available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits), Monday, or Tuesday. For particulars of fares, &c, see handbills issued by the Company. WEEK-END EXCURSION TICKETS willfbe issued every Friday and Saturday to C ARNARVON BANGOR, HOLYHEAD, and LLANDUDNO (via Afon Wen), available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits), Monday, or Tuesday. WEEK-END TICKETS are issued every Friday and Saturday from all L & N.W. and G.W. stations in London to Machylleth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Aber. ystwyth, Dolgelley, Barmouth, Harlech, Llanbedr and Pensarn, Portmadoc, Criccieth, and Pwllheli available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits), Monday, or Tuesday. For particulars of fares, &c, seejhandbills issued by the Company. C S DENNISS, Secretary and General Manager. Oswestry, September, 1901. E.
R. 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. REGIMENTAL ORDERS By LIEUTENANT-COLONEL E. PRYCE-JONES, M.P. Commanding. Headquarters, Newtown, 16th November, 1901. ENROLMENTs.-The undermentioned having been enrolled are taken on the strength of the Battalion posted to Companies, and allotted Regimental numbers as stated against their names :-C Co No 1061 Bertie P Edwards, 1062 Frederick D Bluck, 1063 Stephen J O'Hare, and 1064 John Evans. E Co, 1065 T G D Burdett, 1066 Penry V Thomas, and 1067 Lewis F Davies. REVERSION.—No 829 Sergt F R Parkes, N Co. will revert to Private at his own request. PROMOTIONs.-The Commanding Officer has been pleased to approve the following promotions to Corporal in E Co :-837 L-Cpl H Hibbert, 838 L. Cpl R A Daniell, 806 L-Cpl W D Thomas, and 852 L. Opl T J Rees. STRUCK OFF.—The undermentioned are struck off the strength of the Battalion :—A Co, 693 Pte Ernest Bennett and 730 Pte J F Davies. HONORARY MEMBER. — The undermentioned gentleman is admitted an honorary member lof the Corps at Towyn :—Dr B Llcyd. By Order, C WALKER, Captain, Adjutant 5th V.B. South Wales Borderers.