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Welsh Football Prospects. The football season- opens this week, and most of us welcome, its advent as heartily as the school 'boy elIoes, his holiday vacation. For certain it is that, for good or evil, the national game has secured a tremendous hold upon ur affections. True, there is a miiicrity wnose sole delight it is to portray the dark side everything, but whatever pessimists may preach about the admitted evils of football, the game is undoubtedly a greater power for good tnan for those demoralising influences which have been imported) into- it of recent years. The latter, all of us deplore, and with a powerful Press and a public opinion which prides itself upon its. love, for an honourable and sportsman- like spirit in regard1 to all athletic games, there appears no reason why we should not revert to the above-board policy which characterised the pastime a decade ago. So far as the game its concerned' aTong the North Wales Coast, we learn a few facts that are far from satisfactory. For instance, at the time of writing, we gather that there is scant Hope for the formation of a Coast League this- year. Enthusiasts, generally, will learn this with considerable surprise, to. say nothing of re- gret. The League was la,st year the life and soul of North Wales- football, and without :t we fear for, the future. Its funds are comparatively strong, and, from what we can ascertain, the weakness seeims to lie in the fact that three or four of the old! clubs have withdrawn their patronage, while there lfe no new ones to fill up the gap. We can only hope that no effort will be spared by all con- nected' with the institution and the coast clubs to infuse new life into the "isick man." .The PenrnaenmawT Clu'b lacks but one thing at present, andl that is a field for their oper- ations. With Mr Phillips as secretary and an energetic committee, we' have no doubt this difficulty will be speedily overcome. The team will be practically the same as that which gave such great promise last year. The Conway lads are apparently apathetic. Three committee meetings have been recently summoned with a view to making the necessary arrangments for a start, but the attendance at each was lamentably weak, and no business of any importance, was transacted1. Financially, the club is. in: a satisfactory position, and the venuecnthe M-orfa. has been secured in good time. The playing eleven will be practically the same members as those who, did service at the latter part of last season, the only change being that Tern Jones, the popular back. will act turn out. However, two good men have signed on in the brothers Parry, and1 both of them can be relied upon/to play a sterling game in "iiy position. 'So far, no fixture list has been pre- pared at Conway. Things, at present, are in a more- or less quiescent state at Llandudno also. 'Nothing definite has ibeen done with a view to the com- mencement of operations. However, the Amateurs' have decidedl to turn but, and to j'cin the League, if formed. Last season end'ed satisfactorily from a financial standpoint, the club being able to meet all its creditors fully, but the Executive Committee complain bitterly of Carnarvon's failure to keep their engagement for the last League fixture at Llandudno. The public were looking forward to the encounter, and its abandonment is said to have materially offected the club's coffers. Unfortunately, -AIr .T. Owen has been compelled, owing to calls of business, to give up the leading position which he took last year on behallf -of the Amateurs. Aa a genuine sportsman, Mr Owen has done an incalculable amount of work for the Llandudno boys, and it was mainly through. his initiative that the present club was formed. There will be one or two changes in the composition of this year's team. Hotchkiss has deserted h's old love in favour of the Bangor side, but it is, understood1 that Bob Welsh, of Bangor, who is at present employed at Llandudno, will fill the vacancy. In the event of Colwyn Bay failing to pick up a team, Edgar Allien has also an- nounced his willingness to assist the Amateurs. No difficulty is anticipated in regard to the ground. The secretary of the team, pro. tem., is Mr W. Roberts, 3, Gloddaeth-crescent, a true sportsman and a capa'ble official. The club formed at Deganwy last year is evidently not "a bird of passage." At present it bears every mark of a healthy constitution, and as evidence of the serious, manner in which it has taken up its stand! it has applied for ad- mission to the League. Mr Harry Lancaster takes a very active part in the .organisation, and, from all we can learn at present, the club is in a flourishing position, financially and otherwise. Some of the residents on the Conway side rf the river throw out a suggestion that their Deganwy friends slhould make use -of the same ground as the Casuals play upon the Morfa. It is contended that the venue is even nearer to .Deganwy than Conway, and the idea is that their respective fixture lists should be: so ar- ranged a,s not to clash in tlbeir home matches. Reverting to the note which appears above, concerning the North Wales Coast League, in- formation has since come to handf that a special meeting of the representatives will be held at the Plas Mawr Restaurant to-morrow (Saturday) evening, and the question as to whether or not a league will be formed will be definitely de- cided. A gentleman who occupies a prominent position in North Wales football circles, when discussing this matter with the writer, observed that one: of the greatest factors which have caused the present difficulty is the fact that Lhe district taken up by tlhe old' league covered +oo great an area. The expenses 'cf travelling from one extreme end to the other were more than the average club could, ibear. This remark does not, per- haps, apply to: Portm.ado-c, because they are in the happy position of being able to secure good gates a.t all times. IBoit Rhyl and Llandudno, and other places, feel the pinch badlly, as their gate money never amounts to more than a re- spectable sum. Well, the result of this is LHat some of the clubs are not over-anxious to join the League. As a way out of tlhe difficulty, our friend madle an excellent suggestion. It was to the effect that the oq,di district under the League's jurisdiiction be divided1 into two dis- tricts with six clubs to each divison, making Conway or Penmaenmawr as the boundrary I ne between the. two. There would thus be Port- mad'oc, Carnarvon, Banger, Llanberis, Llanfair P.G., andi Penmaenmawr as a western district and Conway, Llandudno, Llanrwst, Colwvn Bay, Rhyl," and Deganwv, as the easifern dis- trict. If necessary, the divisions could certain- ly be enlarged so as to admit other clubs. Then. it was' further suggested, that, after the two divisions 'had played off their matches, the two teams which secured top place in their reso,ective ladders should play a final game for the league- championship. Such a scheme appeals to as stronglv, and we cannot but hope that something of the kind wiW be adopted rather than that the football of North Wales should meet Lne deatn. blow which it will surely experience in the a'bsence of a league.
THE DRUIDS. The Druid's, of Ruabon, .anticipate another successful season, although they 'have been de. pleted of the services of Lloydl Davies, who has been transferred t0' 'Stoke of Edge, who has joined Burslem Port Vale; and of Lot Jones, whom 'Manchester City 'have signed on as centre forward. The following last year's play- ers have re-sl,-nedl: -Tracey Morgan (goal), Tommy Davies (half-back), H. Gerrard, Wal- lace Jones., and Reed (forwards). The Welsh Executive ha,ve secured the services of Ralph Jones, the. speedy outside left of Oswestry, and who has donned' Welsh international colours'on several occasions.. Another promising new for- ward is Dick Evans, of Bala. A pair of new full backs are secured in Potts and J. E. Wil- liams, of jo,hnstown-twc, well-tried players; so that Tommy Davies, the captain, who la-st year figured' in all the Welsh International n. gage-ments, slhould have little difficulty in rais- ing a strong eleven.
CHIRK. "The football nursery of Wales," an appella- tion associated with Chirk, is in the' unenviable position of having been almost entirely de- pleted of all its best players, as, during the forthcoming season no less than fourteen of the local players will leave the "village" weekly to db duty for other clubs, including Shrewsbury, Wellington, and Druids. Undouotedly the his- toric club, which has produced, such crack x- ponents as W. Meredith (Manchester City), "Di" Jones (Bol'tcn and Manchester), Charles Morris (Derby County), and a host of others, is. in low water, and it was only after mature considera- tion that the executive decidedl not to disband the weakened club. However, the young blood shows every promise of developing some capital players, and; the Chirk club will shortly com- mence their Combination fixtures, and with t'he better support the club deserves hopes are ex- pressed that a fair measure of success may De attained.
WREXHAM AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. It has been resolved: to. resuscitate the defunct Denbighshire and District League' in the forma- tion of a new league to be known as "Wrexham andl District League," and among clubs already entered,, are Brymbo, Chirk Reserve, Druids Reserve, Wrexham St. Giles, Gwersyllt, Wrex- ham Cambrian Athletic, and Oswestry Reserve. A fixture list of an attractive character has, been arranged.
RHYL JOTTINGS. On 'Saturday the followers of the Rhyl F.C. will be able to witness their favourites indulging once again in the national winter pastime. The Belle Vue Athletic Grounds have been secured for another season, and a list of fixtures has been compiled that will compare well with any previous programme, including both Combina- tion and Chester and: District League matches. As to the constitution of the teams, a few changes have been rendered necessary, owing to the removal from the district of one or two old players. The most notable of these is H. P. Roberts, whose consistently good form last season earned for him the reputation of being one of the finest forwards in the Combination. He is now in business at )Seacoin,bel so, though Rhylites may not have the pleasure of see ng him help the Flintshire' club, it is not likely that he will be allowed1 to rust for a moment so far as Combination, foot'ball is -concerned. Whatever club captures him will be in luck's way. Then Mathews has cast in his lot with the Chester Club, after having- learnt practi- cally all his football at Rhyl, and! there es- tablished for himself no mean reputation as a fc rward. Most, if not all, of the other "old hands" have signed on again, andl with the addition of several promising new members there is certain- ly no cause for anxiety as to the prospects of the club. A trial match, followed- by a theatri- cali .match, has been arranged! tor the finst Saturday in September, and on the- following Saturday the Combination campaign wil'l be-gm with a match against Tranme-re Rovers. The secretary, for the ensuing season is Mr Brown Jones.
LLANRWST. The prospects of a start hein made in foot- ball are very remote, and as yet one hardly hears the name of football mentioned. it ;s questioned by some whether there will be a representative team in the town this winter, and in that case it would 'be a matter much to be regretted, for the "Rooster" was very prominent in last year's League, and did some smart things. We learn that poaching has been going on. in the town of Llanrwst, and that several players are likely to. be seen in the ranks of other teams during- the forthooming season. There are, however, rumours that a club (to 'be calledl 'the Church Guild Club) will 'be seen during the season, though so far it cannot be ascertained whether it is en- tered for any League or Cup-ties.
BETTWS-Y-COED. Bravo, Dettws And so the village is going to run a cup team this year. Well, why not? There is excellent material for the making of one. Severa1 players of experience are to be found in the village-there is "Ned," of Llan- rwst fame, and, there is Bob Roberts, who is going to captain the team—and there is small doubt but that their display will be of a meri- torious kind. The promoters have an eye to cups already, and with a secretary the embodi- ment of energy as Mr Stott undoubtedly is, who knows what may happen? Those con- cerned deserve every encouragement for their enterprise. ♦—
Mr Carnegie and Rhyl Library. A Gift of £ 3,000. AT a meeting of the General Purposes Com- mittee of the Rhyl Urban District Council on Monday a letter was read from .1fr Andrew Carnegie offering to contribute a sum of ^'3,000 towards the erection of a building for a free library for Rhyl, conditionally. on the Free Libraries Act being adöpted and a rate levied ■ n the present assessment towards the stockng of the library (yielding /200 a year) and the pro- visioVLS of a free site, without any burden on "he penny rate. The Committee decided to thank Mr Carnegie for his offer and to recommend the Council to accept it.
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Rhyl Magistrate Robbed by his Servants. Extraordinary Case. A SINGULAR case of ungratefulness on the part o.f servants against a good master came before j the Rhyl .magistrates on Monday, when three, > men, named Thomas Irvine Naylor, William Silvey, and' Hugh Williams, employed as cart- ers and cellarmen by Mr J. H. Ellis, a local wine and. spirit merchant and a magistrate, were charged with stealing several jars of wine and beer from Mr Ellis's premises 1n Water- street on Sund!ay morning. The court was crowded, extraordinary inter- est being manifested in the case. Evidence was given by P.S. MdWalter, who said, in consequence: of information he receiv- ed, he concealed! himself on the premises about six o'clock on Sunday morning. Just before seven o'clock Naylor came there and went away with something bulky under his coat. Then Williams came, followed by Silvey, and each one went away with something under their coat. When charged with carrying away the, good's in question defendants at first denied! :t, but Silvey afterwardls- admitted it, and said he was sorry he had got into the clique, and that Naylor was the cause of all the trouble. Wil- liams also said that the thefts had been going on for some. time. Naylor said there were three men in the swim. The prisoner -Naylcr saidi the whole yard were in the swim. Evidence was' then given by Mr J. H. Ellis, who said he knew something was go-ng on every Sunday morning; so he instructed1 the police, and P.S. McWalters watched the yard. He afterwards heard that the police had found) the prisoners extracting stout from a hogshead. They filled a large jar and then filled large bottles. He was very much pained te. think that he was being robbed by his own servants. Naylor had' been in his employ 19 years, andl Williams for 14 years, and he had placed ex- plicit confidence in them. However, he lelt. sorry for their wives, who were hard-working women, and: he asked the Bench to deal len- iently with them. (Applaus-e.) Silvey had only been in his. service for a month. Before that he had given him a ticket for the infir- mary, and afterward's found him work. Mr G. A. Taverner (one of the Bench) saidj he heard that -Silvey had been treatedl well by charitable people, and had actually been driven about by people in their carriages. lr J. H. Ellis said1 there was a good dieal, f receiving going on, and he thought that these who received* it should' be punished. The Chairman (Dr Girdlestone) saidl they would deal leniently with the prisoners after Mr Ellis's appeal. Each one would be fined Ci and iSs cost-so 4
Interesting to Farmers. Rich Clover from Poor Land. THE effect and) importance of the judicious manuring of grass, even in a good hay season, are again illustrated! by the results of the prac. tical experiments of Mr Ernest Parke on his farm at Kineton, in Warwickshire, which are being conducted with the co-operation -of Dr. Bernard Dyer. The grass experiments are carried out in two separate field's- of naturally poor pasture, which had for a long time been "under-farmed"—land typical of mudh. in many parts of the country. In these two fields the unmanured yield cf the land, even in this season -of abundance, has been respectively only yewt. and 10 cwt. of hay -er acre. In the one field 3cwt. of sqperphosphate per acre has raised the crop to 1,% tons, and' 2Cwt. nitrate of soda per acre has produced a similar increase. The two fertilisers combined have given a crop of 274 tons of Tiav per acre. In the other field, where Dr. Dyer advised -at basic-slag was, more suitable to the soil than superphosphate, 5 cwt. slag raised the crop from Y2ton per acre to nearly 2 tons, ancl 2CWt. nitrate of sodla per acre raised it to nearly 15-4 tens. When both dressings were combined1 the yield was increased to 2^ tons per acre., Thus, in the two fields-, an average increase of nearly 2 tons of hay per acre has been obtained by an expenditure of, roughly speak ng, 30S per acre in manure. The quality of the herbage after two years of this treatment has .also, in both fields, undergone a great change for the better, goodi succul,ent grasses andl clovers- grow- ing in riclh abundance; while the sti'll neglected portions of the fields, preserved for comparison, give 'but a poor, wiry prodiuce, full of weeds. ■»
St. Asaph Diocesan Inspector's Report. IN his annual report on the schools in the diocese of St. Asaph, the inspector (the Rev J. Hamer Lewis) gives the number of scholars on the books as 29,782, with an average attendance of 23.465, and 25,224 present at examination. The number of children withdrawn from all religious instruc- tion was 22, as against 48 in the previous year. Compared with ten years ago the number of chil- dren on the books has increased by 2,067, the average attendance by 3,412, and the number pre- sented for examination by 2,226. The number of pupil teachers, candidates, and monitors who sat for examination this year was 145, and uut of these 37 are piaced in the first class, 71 in the second, 6 in the pass division, and 6 failed
The Dee Salmon Season. THE Dee (Chester) salmon fishing seaSOn came to a close on Monday. Notwithstanding the much-complained'-of pollution of the river by sewage and manufacturing refuse, the season has been tthe best experienced .for a number of .years, an abundance of fish having been caught by the net fishermen in t'he estuary between Chester and Flint andi good catches having been miade 'by rod and line anglers on tlhe upper reaches. The new fish imported by the Dee Fishery Board have probably much to do with the welcome improvement.
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