SEMI-FINAL TIES. WELSH SENIOR CUP. WELSHPOOL v WELLINGTON TOWN. This tie was played off on the Oswestry town town ground on Saturday in the presence of a large attendance. Welshpool brought with them hun- dreds of supporters, the Cambrian Railways Com- pany running a special train for which the Welsh pool club guaranteed 300 fares, a number which was far u, exceeded. The Wellington club gave no guarantee, so the G- W.R. only gave the ordinary facilities for travelling, and but few Wellington supporters were present. Local feeling wa entirely with Welsh- pool who, it was observed, had to turn out without that crack centre-H Morgan-Owen, of the Cor. uthians. Wellington were at full strength The ground arrangements were all that could be desired, the turf was in capital condition, having been rolled, and the weather was ideal, except for a breeze which blew obliquely across the ground. The referee was Mr R T Gough of Oswestry, while Messrs J Pugh, Newtown, and J Postle, Ruabon, ran the lice, The teams were as follows:- WELLINGTON TOWN. Foulkes, goal Davies and Poole, backs; W Jones, Dodd, G Evans, half-backs; Worthington, W Evans, Duckers, Moonie, and T Jones, forwardg. WILRWPOOL. R Hamer, goal; L Morris and H Hamer, backs H Tucker M Morgau-Owen, W Davies, half-backs G Morgan-Owen, Dd Davies, Argylle, Withers, and J Jones, forwards. -r t <- It was five minutes past 3-30 when Argyle set the ball rolling for Welshpool in face of the wind, and no doubt choice of ends had a deal to do with the result. The irst interesting bit of work was en tb* Wellington right, W Evans heading into goal when Hamer removed danger by fisting away. The Salopians were not to be denied and R Hamer was twice called upon in rapid succession. His good clearances were received with applause, the pressure ending in Worthington planting the ball wide of the mark. The Welshpool left, Withers and Jones, were prominent for a smart run, but the latter was beaten near the corner flag by Davies, who sent the ball well away. W Evans secured possession, but he was neatly stopped by H Hamer. The Welshmen now put in a neat bit of work, G Morgan Owen sending across and Wellington having to concede a corner, which was not im. proved upon. A free-kick to Wellington in mid- field transfened play, but Moonie was too closely watched by Tucker and Morris to do anything effective, and his final effort was faulty. Up to now the game was somewhat tame and quite unlike a cup-tie. G Morgan-Owen, however, roused some enthusiasm by dashing away and, beating the half back, ran in, but Poole tackled and put into touch. From the throw in Wellington dashed away, Worthington finish. ing with a shot which went over the bar. Wellington again attacked, but M Morgan-Owen transferred play. Davies secured but was fouled and, aided by this, 1 "1001 T roed the Salopians back, and were encour^ed by the cheers of their supporters. Their more experienced opponents, however, cleared their lines and the services of the Welshpool baoks were requisitioned. Morris and H Hamer kicked well and cleanly, but at times too hard, and the forwards could not get at the ball quiok enough. Through the efforts of Withers, Welshpool attacked and a scrimmage near Foulkes ensued, but the ball was got away. W Davies then secured and placed a trifle wide with a good shot. In the next minute a scrimmage took place in front of Hamer. There was much excitement and the Welshpool backs had an anxious moment, but managed to avert disaster. The Welshpool left wing pair then burst away, and David Davies directed a somewhat feeble shot at Foulkes, who easily cleared. M Morgan-Owen was conspicuous in breaking up a couple of attempts on the part (r Duckers and Co to get away, and Foulkes was again called upen. Thi-i pressure by Welshpool livened matters up and there was much cheering. They made a gallant fight now, but the attack lacked sting. G Morgan-Owen, however, forced a corner, but the Salopians got this away, and here. abouts, a WeHingtoa man was cautioned by Mr Referee Gongh, who had the teams well in hand. Another corner to Wellington looked ominous, but it proved of no advantage. M Morgan-Owen fed his men to a nicety and Withers raced away and passed well forward. A race to obtain the ball between J Jones and Davies resulted in the latter getting there first and puttiug into touch. Moonie did some pretty things occasionally on the Wellington left, but he could not make much headway, H Hamer clearing. W Jones, however, secured and tried a long shot which missed. Welshpool now played in a spirited manner and a corner was conceded by Wellington. Poole cleared, but W Davies returned a little bit wide. Wellington then got away in a body and Worthington shot in, R Hamer having to concede a corner, from which Duokers scored 12 mniutes from the interval. From the centre-kick Argy le made tracks for the Wellington goal but was foully brought down and from the resulting free-kick M Morgan-Owen planted the ball against the crossbar from which it rebounded into play. A scrimmage near goal ensued and the ball was got away 'Welshpool returned to the attack, but J Jones was given off-side. Wellington then got away nicely on the left and Moonie shot wide. In the next minute the Salopians again attacked and W Evans headed just over the bar. Welshpool goal then had a narrow escape. R Hamer only partially cleared from Worthington's hard shot and the ball fell near the upright. Luckily, Morris got the ball away before Moonie came up. The inter- val then came with Wellington leading by a goal to nothing. Welshpool having the advantage of the wind in the second half there seemed yet a ray of hope, which was strengthened when Welshpool immediately attacked. The goal was in danger from G Morgan-Owen's centre, but the pass was not met, the ball rolled, out, and a glorious chance was missed. Welshpool again got going but D Dayiets passed badly and G Morgan-Owen had nothing much to do. The latter had one or two good chances of getting away but he could not receive a pass, the ball being sent to Davies each time. Wellington then got through and Jones place wide. Argyle, who got through a lot of work, gave to the left and Joaes centred nicely, tJ, Salopians having to concede a oorner, but nothing ¡ came of this. At this stage the game was stopped owing to an injury to W Evans of Wellington, who went off the field but soon returned. Welsh pool were decidedly having the best of matters now, the left wing being prominent. Dodd gave a corner in clearing, but no advantage accrued. Wellington essayed a run but were driven back and, in a rush on their goal, Withers came within an ace of scoring, missing by inches only. The venue was then changed, Dodd being in good form and W Evans put over the bar. End to end play followed, the backs on both sides presenting a good defence. Duckers having got in and had a shie, D Davies got through and Foulke fisted the ball straight up in the air. D Davies put his head to the ball and made a good attempt, the ball going a trifle wide. Wellington now put on the pressure and the Welshpool defence bad to fall back. At length, from a pass from the right, following a dispute about a throw in near goal, which was awarded Welshpool, T Jones secured and netted the ball for the second time, after twenty-eight minutes play, Wellington renewed the game spiritedly and Duckers sent a swift shot at Hamer, but the ball sailed over. Aided by afoul, Welshpool went away, and the ball bobbed about from player to player in front of the Wellington goal for some time, until Davies secured and shot in hard, but Foulke was on the alert and cleared. Two or three free-kicks fell to Welshpool and, with a rush on goal, Argyle headed wide. Wellington then broke away a couple of times, but could not penetrate the defence, and were driven back. The Welshpool forwards again tried hard to get through, but their efforts near goal lacked finish. The Wellington defence was capital and kept out the opposing forwards to the end, which came with the score Wellington 2 goals, Welshpool 0.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. MACHYNLLETH v SINGLETON AND COLES. [D.T.H.] Great was the excitement at Machynlleth when the news reached here that Machynlleth had beaten the Salopians and had qualified for the final. The telegraph insruments at the Post Office were kept busily ticking the varions stages of the keen fight until the final result was reached. A heavily laden train left Machynlleth at 1-35, earrying over a hundred supporters, and it was money well-spent, for the game was one of the best cup fights ever seen at Newtown. As the Salop men wended their way in their white shirts and blue knickers to the ground, I heard several remarks bearing on their physique and condition, and that MachynlIeth were in for a good trouncing. They certainly did not look like schoolboys. Soon after the Dovey cup- fighters, robed in "all blue" could be seen march- ing through the crowd, and although much lighter than their opponents, one could easily perceive that thev were in the very pink of condition, and would take a lot of holding. Bob Humphreys the Dovey skipper, lost the toss and had to face a very stiff wind. Like a wise man, he drew two of his heaviest for- wards into the half-back line-and in this lies one of the secrets of their success. The game started in a sensational way, for, instead of Salop pouncing on the Machynlleth goal, the Dovey sprinters were making repeated onslaughts on the Salop citadel notwithstanding the strong wind. In 1"88 than ten minutes, Billy Vaughan headed a gcr. iidstcheers, for the Dovey m ca were strong favoH; tes with the Newtonians although they knocked out the Excelsiors and United. This was a bit of real encouragement to battle against the windy ele- ment. Dick Hughes on the right would make an occasional sprint "on his own," but hugging the leather too closely, he was invariably robbed. He changed tactics, and slung the ball well out to the left wing sprinter, Vaughan, but he too was most closely watched. From a scrimmage Salop equalised after fifteen minutes. Machynlleth very nearly got a second goal soon after, Bob Humph- << hitting the crossbar, and Dick Hughes testing < ;;y Salop custodian with a rasper which he banged it with his fists. The Dovey backs, Evans ■ i.id Morris were playing a sound and reliable game, returning with unfailing accuracy. The Salop left outside was very dangerous, and gave Weaver a very warm time of it. The Salop second goal came from the right, it was a long oblique shot, and some thought Arnold should easily .have stopped it, but others in a better position to judge say that it was a beautiful shot, and a most difficult one to deal with. This was not encouraging-especially when the Machynlleth goal had one other marvellous escape-the ball hitting crossbar and upright with two terrific shots. Half-time arrived with the Salopians two goals and Machynlleth one. Willie Evans, the sturdy left full back of Machynlleth got a dangerous kick on his back, which might easily have proved very serious. With this exception the game was fairly free from foul play, Machynlleth now played in a most determined manner, but try as they would they could not force the ball through. It looked odds on Singleton retaining the lead by sheer dogged resistance and kicking out, but the equaliser came from J 0 Holt in twenty minutes. Holt was playing a superb game and outpaced the Salop backs. The winning goal came in quick suc- cession, and it was one of the most smart an J brilliant goals I have ever seen. The Dovey men were playing like the very demons, every man putting in all he knew and deter- mined to win. The ball was returned by Evans, and landed on the right. The centre, Humphreys, dribbled and passed to Dick Hughes, who instantly raced away and swung the leather beautifully across the goal-mouth. The Salop custodian, a smart man, ran to stop it, dropped and got his hand cushioned nicely under the ball and was just about to scoop it out of danger, when Billy Vaughan rushed up, and before the Salopian knew of it pounced on the leather and forced it inside the net. You should have heard the shout that followed. From now on, there was no holding Machynlleth, but no more goals were scored. Both ends were visited, and Singleton's bad three or four marvellous escapes. They also made a couple of nasty rushes on the Dovey citadel and played with much dash and a little too much vigour occasionally. Holt was badly winded once, but he played a magnificent ga.ne after that. Willie Evans was the finest back on the field, although it would be a difficult thing to find three such backs as the others were, Morris was always in the middle of the fight and clearing like a giant, but Evans was the pet idol of the crowd. Dick Tlumpia iv s and Phillips played a hard dogged g ime. So did Weaver with his worrying tactics. Humphreys saved one certain goal with a brilliant tackle and safe kick. The Dovey quintette were on the whole much speedier than that from Salop. A great game, and fought out with much deter- mination. The better team undoubtedly won, and on Saturday's form, will make a bold bid for the Cup at the final.
THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Sunderland. 25 16 5 4 40 25 36 Everton 26 12 8 6 43 30 30 Aston Villa 28 12 10 6 35 30 30 Notts Forest 27 12 9 6 37 33 30 WolverhamptonW. 28 12 11 5 38 44 29 Blackburn Rovers 26 12 9 5 41 31 29 Sheffield United 27 11 10 6 49 39 28 Bolton Wanderers. 26 10 9 7 41 41 27 Newcastle United 25 9 8 8 37 24 26 Grimsby Town 27 11 12 4 33 49 26 Bury. 25 9 9 7 31 27 25 Derby County 23 8 8 7 26 26 23 Sheffield Wednesday 24 9 10 5 34 41 23 Stoke 27 8 12 7 34 49 23 Small Heath 26 9 13 4 38 39 22 Liverpool 24 7 10 7 33 29 21 Notts County 26 9 15 2 36 47 20 Manchester City 26 7 15 4 25 47 18 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P Wrexham 16 10 1 5 48 16 25 Oswestry United 20 10 6 4 50 29 24 Nantwich 19 11 6 2 52 32 24 Wellington Town 18 10 4 4 33 21 24 *Burslem Port Vale 16 9 3 4 41 22 20 Witton Albion 21 9 10 2 35 43 20 Tranmere Rovers 18 6 7 5 33 30 17 Bangor 17 6 7 4 30 50 16 Rhyl 17 5 7 5 35 35 15 Liverpool White Star 17 7 9 1 37 38 15 Chirk 19 7 11 1 39 48 15 *Chester 19 3 10 6 34 53 10 Newton-le-Willows. 17 3 10 4 22 63 10 Birkenhead. 14 2 7 5 20 29 9 *Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. WELLINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Trench 6 5 0 1 29 7 11 Singleton & Cole's. 7 4 1 2 27 7 10 Hadley 9 4 4 1 17 19 9 Bridgnorth 6 2 3 1 11 16 5 Broselev 7 2 4 1 13 21 5 Shrewsbury R. O. 4 2 2 0 12 11 4 Welsbpool 5 0 5 0 8 36 0 —
VOLUNTEER NOTES. [By RIFLEMAN.] The drill season having now commenced we shall be better able to study the effect of the new regulations. It is not anticipated that locally any difficulty will be experienced in the fulfilment of them, with the exception of the fclause which in. sists on compulsary attendance at camp. This, of course, is a serious inconvenience to a very great many, and the result of the committee of inquiry held by the officers of volunteers is interesting. They are of opinion that an alternative scheme, of the following description would answer just as well :The training to be extended for one month, and small drafts from each company, according to the strength of the battalion, should be sent down so that suffioient to form, say two companies, could be trained in the first week, the second week, &c., until all the members of the regiment had put in a week's drill. This would do away with the incon- venience which the present system entails to large employers of labour." This fits in the case exactly, and the small number of men, which would be trained at the same time, would receive more in- dividual instruction which is what is required. One great drawback would be the increased cost. I have received a note from a correspondent asking my opinion about the method adopted of carrying the regulation great coat. He is strongly of opinion that Lhe present method is more trying to the shoulders, more especially on a long march, than the method previously in use, of carrying it on the waist belt. Having had experience of the two methods mentioned, I have no hesitation in agreeing with my correspondent's remarks. It is undoubtedly very muoh more easily borne on the waist belt rather than on the shoulders. [It is a subject upon which no doubt there will be some diversity of opinion, but the present system is more trying to the shoulders than the other mentioned inasmuch as fastening the coat to the waist belt cannot affect the shoulders at all. It is well to remember that regulations are the result of testa made and experience gained. Very few volunteers have ever experienced a long march."—ED.] Respecting recruits, I was very pleased to see that six men have been sworn in as special cases at Aberdovey. The irregularity of employment in the coast towns, however, makes it a matter of great difficulty to secure men who can guarantee that they will remain in the corps for any great length of time. The Machynlleth Rifle Club continues to be in a flourishing condition, which is a matter of much gratification to RIFLEMAN. —♦
At Bangor on Tuesday the Temperance Tavern Co, Limited, were summoned for failing to supply the Registrar of Joint-stock Companies with a re- turn of the names of the director* and shareholders of the company. The Bench imposed a fine of a guinea and costs in each case. A town's meeting called by the Mayor of Shrews- bury (Mr S Meeson Morris) to consider what should be done to celebrate the Coronation in the borough was held on Monday afternoon. Mr Greene, M.P. for the borough, proposed that the Coronation be celebrated in Shrewsbury with the utmost possible demonstration of loyalty and rejoicing, and that a committee under the presidency of the Mayor be formed to carry out the necessary arrangements. A strong feeling was expressed by some that the money for the celebrations should come from the rales, and a motion to that effect was moved. An amendment to raise the money voluntarily was carried by a large majority, and subscriptions were announced from Mr Greene of £ 100, from Mrs Greene of X50, and from the Mayor of Shrewsbury of X50.
MARKETS ■ WSLSHPOOL GENERAL, Monday.—Wholesale price Butter, Os Od.to Is 3d per lb; eggs, 0 to 16 for Is; fowls, 3s Od to Os Od chickens, 4s 6d to Os Od; H ducks, Os Od to 5s Od rabbits, Is 4d per couple. H NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY.—Eggs 0 to 18 for ls; butter Is 4d to Os Od per lb; fowls 3s Od to Os Od; chickens Os Od to 4s 6d ducks OR Od to Os Od rabbits, Is 4d per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat, moderate trade, halfpenny over Friday. 1 Boston, new, 6s 2d to 6s 3d; 1 Northern Duluth, new, 6s 3d to 6s 4d. Beans, Saidi, 33s 6d to 33s 9d. Peas, 6s 8d. Oats, new white, 3s Od to 3s 3d; yellow, 3s Od H to 3s 2d; black, 3s Od to 3s 4d. Maize, quiet" H about halfpenny dearer, new mixed, 5s 2d to 5s 21d; old, 5s 31d to 5s 3d. Flour, unchanged. ■ LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—PricesH Good to prime hay, ICOs to 115s Od inferior to fair, 80s to 95s good to prime clover, 95s to 110s; H inferior to fair ditto, 80s Od to 90s mixture and ■ sainfoin, 90s to 105s Od; straw, 28s to 40s per load. ■ LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET,MONDAY.—Numbers: ■ Beasts, 1,086; sheep, 4,417. Quotations: Best beasts, 6!d to 6d seconds, 5d to 6d; thirds, 4d to 5jd best sheep, 8id to 8:1; other sorts, ■ 6d to 7jd lambs, 7kd to 8d per lb. The supply ■ of cattle was less than last week, showing a de- crease of 40 cattle and an increase of 590 sheep. H Demand fair for all classes at about late rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, Tu F.SDAY.- S applies all round fair, and a moderate demand. Pricesruledas H follow :-Beef, Herefords, 6!d to 7d shorthorns, ■ 4d to 5Jd; bulls and cows, 4d to 6d; calves, ■ 7d to 9Jd wethers, nd tosid; ewes and rams, ■ 6d to 8d per lb. Bacon pigs, 9s 6d to 9s 9d ■ porkets, 10s 6d to lis Od sows, 8s Od to 8s 3d ■ per score. H SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. At market — H Cattle, 2,348, good trade; sheep, 9,736, including ■ a number of shorn sheep; calves, a good show, H demand for both satisfactory. Quotations --Cattle, H 4d to 6d: calves, 5^d to 8d clipped sheep, 6d to ■ 7d in wool, 7d to 8d per lb. ■ CORK BUTTER, Thursday.—Primest, —e prime I -s; firsts, 114s; seconds 101s kegs,—s; thirds M 90s kegs -s fourths 75s; fifths —a choicest —s; M choice —s superfine —s kege-s; fine mild 108s M mild -3; choicest boxes -s choice boxes, —s; I 15 cwt of fresh butter A, 112s to 108s B, 95s to B 93s factory seconds, Total number of firkins I 25. OSWESTRY MONTHLY BUTTER AND CHEESE FAIR.— I There was only a small supply at the Powis Hall I on Wednesday. Quotations:—Butter, 10id to lid H per lb. Cheese: Skims, 35s Od to 40s 0d half I meated, 45s 6d to 50s Od fat, 558 to 60s per cwt. ■ Bacon Flitches, 7d to 8d; hams, 8d to 9d per lb. ■ OSWESTRY MONTHLY HORSE FAIR.—There were H some good horses ehown on Wednesday at the I mart. Cart horses fetched from X45 to £50, cobs I and hacks zCl8 to X25. Fair business was done. I OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. The I following were the quotations:—White wheat (old) I 4s 4d to 4s 6d white wheat (new), Os Od to Os Od I per 751bs red wheat (old), 4s 4d to 4s 6d red I wheat (new), Os Od to Os Od per 7blbs; old oats, I 16s Od to 18s Od new oats, 14s Od to 15s 6d per I 200lbs; malting barley, 18s Od to 20s Od; grinding I barley, 13s Od to 15s Od per 2801bB. I OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— I Quotations :— Butter, Is 3d to Is 4d per lb; eggs, I 12 to 13 for Is; beef, 7d to 8d r mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 8d to 9d; veal, 7d to 8d; pork, 6d to 8d per lb fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple honey, Is per jar potatoes, lOd to Is per score carrots, 3s to 4s per cwt; cabbages, 2d to 4d cauli- flowers, 3d to 4d each; celery, 2d to 4d per stick apples, Is 6d to 3s per 100; pears, 5 to 10 a Id; walnuts, 4d to 6d per hundred filberts, 5$1 to 6d per lb; chestnuts, Od to 2d; Brussels sprouts, 4d per lb; watercress, Id per bunch; rhubarb, 2d per bundle. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a better demand for stock at the Smithfield on Wednesday. Messrs Whitfield and Sons sold 254 cattle and calves, and 442 sheep; Messrs Hall, Wateridge & Owen sold 83 fat cattle and a number of sheep; Messrs Whitfield and Rogers sold a large quantity of stock, as did also Mr T Whitfield, Junr. Prices ruled as follows :—Beef, 6Jd to 61ci per lb; veal, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d; lamb, 7d to 8d per lb pork pigs, 9s 6d to 10s Od; bacon pigs, 9s Od to 9s 6d per score. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. —Quotations as follows: Wheat (new) 13s 6d to 13s 9d per 225 lbs malting barley, 18s Od to 20s Od per 280 lbs oats (new), 13s Od to 15s Od per 200 lbs; butter, Os Od to ls2d per lb; eggs, 0 to 14 for Is; fowls, 4s Od to 5s 6d; ducks, 5s Od to Os Od rabbits, ls8d to 2s Od per couplo. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4s 2d to 4s 4d per 75 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 6d per 70 lhp; oats, 3s Od to 3s 6d per 50 lbs; eggs, 14 to 15 for le; butter Os lid to Is Id per 16 OZ; fowls, 3s 6s to 4s 6d ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per couple potatoes, 2s 6d to Os per cwt; beef, 7d to9d mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, 7d to 9d veal, 7d to 9d pirk, 7d to 8d per lb rabbits, 2s Od to 2s 2d pev eoiiple apples, lid to 2d per lb. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.- There was a good attendance on 'Change to-day, and a very firm tone. Topmakers seem to agree that users are more wil- ling to pay present top rates, which in a few casos show an advance on those last mentioned. Super 64's merino are very firm at 21!d, and some 70's go up to 22d.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending March 9th, 19C2. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs and mails, £ 1,941; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 2,867 total for the week, £ 4,808; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 46,850. Actual traffic receipts for the correspond. ing week of last year Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 1,851; merchandise, minerals, &c.) £ 2,832; total for the week, X4,683 aggregate from commencement of half year, £ 45,996. Increase for the week, passengers, parcels, &c., 990; increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 35; total increase for the week, £ 125; aggregate increase, passengers, parcels, &c., 9306; aggregate increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., X548 aggregate ID- crease from commencement of half-year, X854.
PRINTING of every description executed »eft^ quick and cheap at the COUNTY TIM*# < Welekpoel.