FOOTBALL CHAT. [BY "REFEREE."] Things are very quiet in this district, no matches of any importance being played last week. The cup tie at Portmadoc is looked forward to with much interest, and a very keen game is anticipated. Hockey, which is the ladies equivalent to foot- ball, is being keenly taken up. The team of the Towyn County School paid a visit to Dolgelley on Saturday, where they succumbed after a stiff game to the tune of four goals to nil, the vietors being Dr Williams's School team. The result considering the experience of their opponents, was however very flattering to the Towyn School. The first match for the Dolgelley Challenge Cup will take place on Saturday between the Voel Mines and Towyn Rovers. The Rovers intend to place a strong eleven on the field, but the Miners are not to be trifled with, and they will have to go their full pace to get through successfully.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. SECOND ROUND. WHITTINGTON v OSWESTRY RESERVE. The match between these teams at Oswestry having ended in a draw, the tie was replayed at Whittington on Saturday. Mr Postle, Ruabon, had charge of the teams, which were composed as follows :— WHITTINGTON. Goal, Grindley; backs, Peel and E lwards; half- backs, J Davies, Phillips, and J Richards forwards, J Youens, Wilkinson, H Youens, Pugh, and C Peel. OSWESTRY RESERVE. Goal, Powell; backs, Emery and Bowyer; half- backs, T Hampson, W Morris and R Morris; for- wards, J Pugh, Hammond, C Griffiths, D Davies, and J Mack. The home team were not at full strength, but the visitors were fully represented. The opening ex- changes favoured Oswestry though they were placed at a disadvantage in having to face the sun. F Peel, Edwards, and Phillips were prominent in the defensive work and H Youens was enabled to get away. R Morris however intercepted the pass to the right. Then Oswestry got away and Grind- ley bad to run out to a shot by D Davies, Mack in the next minute shooting against the side net. After this pressure by tfoe visitors, Whittington broke away. H Youens giving to C Peel who j missed the ball and lost a Igood chance. R Morris sent the ball forward and F Peel missing his kick let Griffiths through and he made no mistake in landing the ball into the net. A bit of sharp work by J Davies took play towards the visitors' goal. Wilkinson put in a nice shot and Powell conceded a corner which proved abortive. Whittington were next aided by a free-kick, but Emery relieved and Hampson shot in. Phillips, however, secured, and H Youens looked like scoring, but Bowyer charged him off, and Powell was enabled to save the position. The ball travelled to the other end, and Mack placed wide. The home vanguard again got going, and T Pugh placed over the bar. Even play followed, but H Youens got away and equalised amid applause. After this success Whit- tington forced the pace and found the visiting defence was sound. A free-kink fell to Oswestry, and this was well placed by R Morris. Mack headed the ball on and Grindley caught it, but let it drop into goal. Soon after the home goal had a narrow escape. Griffiths got through and struck the under part of the crossbar with a swift shot, the ball rebounding into play, but Mack forced a corner which was not improved upon. At half-time Oswes- try led by two goals to one. On resuming Whit. tington tried hard to get level, and the visitors had to fall back on their goal, but Phillips shot wide. Oswestry afterwards attacked, but could not beat Peel and Edwards. The visitors, however, resumed the aggressive, and following a nice run, Mack centred, and Hammond scored a third. In the next minute Mack placed a trifle wide from a diffi. cult position. A couple of runs were made by Whittington, but the visiting defence were equal to the calls, and Oswestry got away and forced a fruit- less corner. Play was of an even character and some- what tame for a while, but Whittington caused some excitement by getting dangerously near goal, Emery clearing. Richards, however, returned the ball well into goal and Emery was again called upon. J Pugh then changed the, enue, only to be beaten by Edwards. Aided by a freekick Oswestry pressed and J Davies made a timely clearance. Whittington then rushed through and Powell fell to a shot. He, however, retained possession of the ball and a scramble followed, the result being a prostrated collection of writhing humanity. The whistle went for a foul and the referee threw the ball up near the upright. Danger having been removed temporarily, Whittington attacked again, and aided by a few freekicks they forced the visitors to defend. Bowyer and Emery were equal to the task and the ball was again at the Whittington goal, Mack running the ball over the line. Result: Oswestry Reserve 3 goals, Whittington 1.
THE DREYFUS CASE. A SINGULAR' DEVELOPMENT. A singular development of the D.eyfus case is announced. It is said that the men foremost in the defence have been sacrificed for their efforts. Col Piequart is reported to have lost his rank, Zola his Cross, Labori his practice, and Ibels, the caricatu- rist, declares that the newspapers have clossd their doors to him. The last writes to a Paris paper "I am not the only one to perceive that the great and spleudid affair of humanity was Dothing but a dirty commercial and political deal facilitating for the Jews the conquest of power and the cornering of markets." M Ibels also complains that Captain Dreyfus has never thanked him for his eflorts on his behalf. —■
RELIC OF RALEIGH. AN HEIRLOOM WATCH. Among the bequests of the late Dr Edmund Croker, of Lisnabrin House, Tallow, county Water- ford, the probate of whose will has just been published, is (says the Westminster Gazette) a gold watch which Sir Walter Raleigh gave to the infant son of Richard Croker, the direct ancestor of Dr Croker, in 1589. Raleigh, who at the time owned vast estates in Waterford and Cork, including Lianabrin, gave Richard Croker a long lease of Lisna"rin, and was sponsor to his infant son, who was named Walter, and to whom the watch, which has ever since been an heirloom in the Croker family, was given. Until a few years ago the watch kept excellent time, although the case was worn to the thinness of silver paper. 0
CO R ItESPON DEJSi CtL. To CORRESPONDENTS. — Communications for this column should be addressed to the Editor, and must be written upon one side of the paper only. They should in all cases be accompanied by the name and address of the sender, not necessarily for publication but as a guarantee of good faith.
PROPOSED PRESENTATION. To the Editor. Sir,—It is proposed to make a presentation at Christmas to Mr R R Roberts, for several years the Towyn representative of the MERIONETH COUNTY TIMES, as a slight expression of the esteem in which he is held by those with whom he came in contact. Mr Roberts left Towyn so quietly and unexpectedly that his friends had no chance to give him a good pend-ofC." He will be in Towyn for the Christmas vacation and it is thought that this will be a good opportunity to make the presentation. A personal appeal was made in September and October by myself and others, but many of Mr Roberts's friends were passed over and had no idea that any presentation was intended. It is to be hoped that those who have not been appealed to personally will take this opportunity of contributing. Contri- butions, however small, will be gladly received by Mr Maethlon James, Mr S Edmunds (Manchester House), Mr Ernest Richards (Cadvan House), or by Yours truly, FRED. T. TOOKEY, 15, Idris Villas, Towyn.
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THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY i- issue FIRST 'CLASS 1,000 and 500 MILE TICKETS, the Coupons of which enable the pur. shasers to travel between stations on the Cambrian Railways during the period for which the tickets are available, until the Coupons are exhausted. The price of each ticket is X5 5s 1,000 miles, and '1 17s 6d 500 miles, being about lid per mile. Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser, and accompanied by a remittance, to Mr W. H. Gough, Traffic Superintendent, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques to be made pay- able to the Cambrian Co. or order) from whom also books containing 100 certificates for authorising the use of the tickets by pur chaser's family, guests, or employes can be obtained price 6d each book, remittance to I accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager
CORRIS. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the offices of the Eira Quarries Company, Esgairgeiliog, on Tues- day, by Mr John Rowlands, coroner, on the body of William Jones, Esgairgeiliog, who met with an accident on the 27th of last month at Braichgoch Quarry, and died from injuries received, on the 29th inst.—Mrs Owen identified the body as that of her late husband, who was 64 years of age. -John Lloyd, Tynyffridd, Corris, gave evidence as follows :—He was working with the deceased on the 27th, and they bad examined the workings the first thing that morning, and found everything all right. They had fired a charge the previous night, and there was a split in the rock. They had examined it about 8 a.m., Jones being on the top, himself below, Robert Edwards was also present. They were working No. 2 bargain. Jones then started boring and worked until the evening, and after he had finished Edwards gave him powder. He went away, as he was working up tome distance from deceased, when he heard a fall of rock1, although there was no charge. Tha distance of the fall would be about 15 yards. He (Jones) had a caain, ladder and light. He went down and found the deceased lying on the ground unable to get up, although quite conscious. Did not notice whether the stone was a large one. They carried him home as soon as possible. There was a step over the chain, and the ladder was on the piece he was boring. He afterwards found the chain which was intact Wm Jones was a very careful quarryman. Robt Edwards corroborated. The deceased had always been considered a careful workman.-David Pryce, Goedwig, stated that he was close by, and hearing the sound of the fall, found deceased lying on the ground. Could not say whether he was in chain or not. He had examined the scribe the previous evening.-G J Williams, inspector of mines, was of opinion that it was impossible to prevent the accid- ent, and he did not think that any rules had been infringed. The measurement of the piece was 9ft by 8ft by 5ift.-Dr Jones, Corris, stated that he had been called to see the deceased, and found him to be suffering from fractured hip and pelvis, with laceration and general bruises, but the im- mediate cause of death was heart disease, which had been accelerated by the injuries which he had received. Had known deceased for over 30 years, and bad always been considered a- most careful workman.—The Coroner remarked that it appeared to be a pure accident, and the jury brought in a verdict of Accidental Death."
ABERGYNOLWYN. PREACHING MEETING.- An excellent meeting was held on Wednesday week at the Methodist Chapel here, when a powerful sermon was delivered by the Rev Hugh Hughes, Abergele, of the Wesleyan Con- nexion. A special train was run by the Talyllyn Co from Towyn, of which a large number availed themselves, the sacred edifice being crowded.
DAROWEN. PRESENTATION. On Sunday, an interesting function took place at the St Cybi's (Welsh) Church Sunday Schools, Holyhead, when the Rev Robert Price M.A., formerly senior curate of Holyhead, and now rector of Darowen, was presented with various gifts as a recognition of his labours in con- nection with the Welsh Sunday School. The pre. lentations, which consisted of a solid silver preserve dish (double) a case of silver spoons and tongs, and a silver toast rack and time piece were entirely sub- scribed for by the members and teachers attending the school in question.—The Chairman called upon Miss Thomas, Vicarage, to make the presentation. -In reply, the Rev R Price said he was at a loss to find sufficient words to express his thankfulness for those splendid gifts. He desired to thank one and all for the unvarying courtesy shown towards him at all times. The general, or parish testi- monial to Mr Price will be presented early in the new year.
♦ The annual dinner in connection with the Societv of Cymmrodorion was held on Tuesday evening in London. L-. r J Tredegar presided, and there was a large attendance. Dr John Warren Edger, who is believed to have been the oldest member of the medical profession in England has died at Monkseaton, Northumber. H B He was 98 years of age, and he practised h*rtt, s"ph.Dy He took his degree in 1828, and continued in practice until a few years ago. Three brothers also doctors by profession, attained the aees of 94, 93, and 80 repectively. A circular, signed by Countess Cadogan the Duchess of Abercorn, Lady Lansdowne, and Lady Pembroke, is published in Belfast, appealing to the Irish Peeresses who have not yet ordered their Coronation robes to encourage native industry by having them made in Ireland. It is reported in connection with the strike at the Flalkin Lead Mines that the company have declined an offer to submit the question in dispute to arbitration, holding that they have simply to choose between two courses-either to reduce the amount of wages paid by 10 per cent. oi, if the workmen refuse to accept the reduction allow the works to lie idle until the market for lead improves As the stoppage promises to be a long one, a relief fund fer the miners lias been lopened. Charles John Tibbits, Editor of the Weekly Dis- vatch and Charles Windmt, tpeoal crime inves- figatorof the same journal, on Monday, at the Sristol Assizes, anriendered to their bail on a charge of attempting to pervert he due course of Justice by publishing certain articles on the Allport Cruelty Case. The Defendants were found guilty at the last A«sizes, bat points of law which were raked VIele subsequently heard in London and decided against them in the Court for Crown Cases Reserved Mr Justice Bruce, in giving pdgment, fentei ced each of the Accused to be imprisoned in the second division for pix weeks on each of the counts, the terms to run concurrently. The smb-fommitttee appointed to carry out the nrratigs nient,8 in connection with the national MENUIIAL to the late Mr T E Ellis met at Bala CH It was decided to erect a statue at Bh FT on one 'or three s1tps offered by the District Cou.. cil and, if funds permit, also to present a bust to pnoh of the Welsh University Col leges. 1 he general •■ fund amounts t. £ 1,939. Of this £ 1200 has been allocated to educational purposes, and the commit- tee are appealing for further subscriptions towards the cost of the statue.
THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Everton 14 7 3 4 25 19 18 Sunderland. 14 8 4 2 25 21 18 Bury. 14 6 4 4 21 17 16 Derby County 14 5 3 6 15 13 16 Newcastle United 13 6 4 3 26 10 15 Aston Villa. 14 6 5 3 17 10' 15 Sheffield Wednesday 12 6 3 3 22 19 15 Wolverhampton W. 14 5 4 5 20 23 15 Liverpool 13 4 3 6 19 15 14 Stoke 14 5 5 4 20 21 14 Notts Forest 14 4 5 5 19 20 13 Small Heath 13 5 6 2 21 18 12 Sheffield United 14 5 7 2 22 20 12 Blackburn Rovers 13 4 5 4 17 21 12 Notts County 15 5 8 2 21 30 12 Bolton Wanderers. 12 3 5 4 17 21 10 Grimsby Town 13 3 8 2 12 29 8 Manchester City 12 3 8 1 11 24 7
THE COMBINATION.. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Wellington Town 10 6 1 3 14 7 15 Witton Albion 12 6 4 2 20 19 14 Nantwich 9 5 2 2 18 15 12 Wrexham 7 4 0 3 19 9 11 Tranmere Rovers 8 4 2 2 18 8 10 *Burslem Port Vale 9 4 2 3 18 12 9 Liverpool White Star 8 4 4 0 21 17 8 Chirk 9 4 5 0 19 16 8 Bangor 7 2 2 3 16 15 7 Newton-le-Willows. 8 2 3 3 12 25 7 Rhyl 6 2 3 1 14 14 5 Oswestry United 9 1 5 3 12 18 5 *Chester 11 2 7 2 19 31 4 Birkenhead. 7 0 6 1 6 20 1 *Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man
WELLINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Trench 3 3 0 0 18 2 6 Singleton & Cole's. 4 2 1 1 14 4 5 Hadley 4 2 1 1 9 8 5 Shrewsburv R. 0. 3 2 1 0 12 5 4 Bridgnorth .3 1 2 0 7 12 2 Broselev 2 0 2 0 4 8" 0 Welshpool .3 0 3 0 4 28 0 — —
FRIENDLY MATCHES. NEWTOWN UNITED V MONTSOMERY.—The return match between these teams was played at Newtown on Saturday. A fairly good game ended in favour of Newtown by four goals to one. DOLGELLEY V VOEL MINES.-A friendly was played on Saturday between the town and the mines, when after a pleasant game the miners were beaten by two goals to one. The town had all their work cut out to get a win, the visitors playing a hard and resolute game. The referee was Mr E E Jones, Bethel House. R.WW. v LLANDINAM AMALGAMATED. — This match was played on the Warehouse Recreation Society's ground at Newtown on Saturday before a fair gate. The R.W.W. placed their strongest team on the field, which team, we understand, is selected to represent them in their Welsh Cup tie with Chirk to-day. The home men at once settled down to their work and raced away up the right, the ball being very nicely centred in front of goal, and after a bit of hard work by both teams, the Llandinam men managed to clear. The visitors next had a try but did not seem to be at home with the ball at all. The outside right crossed over splendidly, but the left man after having the ball to himself for some little time gave to his partner who sent wide. From the goal kick the Newtown men again raced away and after some pretty play near the visitors' goal netted the ball amid cheers from their supporters. Play was kept at midfield for some time, then the visitors broke off and looked rather dangerous, but the home backs were firm and solid. Newtown were soon again seen to advantage and some very pretty play was witnessed. Llandinam were now pat on the defensive, and had rather a hot time. They, however, made a breakaway and managed to beat both backs and goalkeeper. This encouraged the visitors who seemed to play with more vigour, but failed to add to their points. Newtown again made away with the ball and sent in a stinger making No. 2 for them. From now to the close of the game Newtown proved by far the better team and succeeded in adding four more goals to their credit, Several corners were forced but did not prove fruitful, and the gsme ended in favour of the R.W.W. by six goals to one. Although Llandinam are but young in the football field they are by no means unskilful exponents of the game.