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AMOFTGANSHLUE ASSIZES.

SERIOUS FRACAS AT CARDIFF

- DEATH OF A NEWPORT HOTEL-KEEPER.

THFI TRAGIC AFFAIR AT FONTYPOOL.

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POACHING CARDIFF FOOTBALLERS.

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POACHING CARDIFF FOOTBALLERS. TEMPTING OFFERS TO DRISCOLL AND SAVAGE. THE AGENT HAILS FROM MAN- CHESTER. There will be a stir in local football circles when the following story is known. The first serious attempt to capture the promising players, Driscoll and Savage, for a North Country club has jusb been made, and that it proved a failure is no fault of the apent who conducted the negotiations. On Tuesday evening a short, well-dressed man, with a suave manner and a, slight dark mous- tache, approached George Lewis, the trainer to the Cardiff Club, and asked him if be could tell him where Hockey" Driscoll lived, as he—the stranger—had very important business with the player's father. George proved as good a reader of character as trainer, and fancying he could detect a well- controlled Yorkshire accent he made an accurate guess at the business, and brusquely told his questioner to M go back to Leeds, or there would be trouble," This was the northern gentleman's first mistakes the second not transpiring until he had had inter- views with the boys" at his hotel this morning. George Lewis did not communicate with Driscoll, but late at night a messenger reached Savage's house with a note. The bearer requested Savage to brinp Driscoll with him to an hotel named in the note on Wednesday "on important business for their benefit." The" boys "-bosom chums—after con- sultation with their friends kept the appointment, and were not long before being made aware of the important business." Offers were made to them, they declare, on behalf of a club "Manchester way," and they were invited to leave Cardiff at once, or as soon as possible. They were told, they aver, they would be provided with jobs purely of sinecure character, just to show you are working men, you know. Their wages would not be high, but "presents and club wages would amount to fully 353 every week." This was the Manchester gentleman's second mistake. The boys gave an emphatic "No" to his solicitations, and Driscoil alleges that it was with difficulty he could break away from the room. Driscoll undoubtedly was the game the emissary was keenest on bagging, but failing to make any impression on the sterling centre-cum-half back he transferred his attentions to Savage.who states that the gentleman offered to send bis mother a couple of quid if he would go along with him that day." Thus ended the second mistake the third will follow should the gentleman from Manchester make further overtures.

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