FOOTBALL. LBY "VETERAN."] Much to the surprise of myself and the Newtown spectators a coupit of points were actually taken away from the Slaughter House on Saturday by Wrockwardine. There was no fluke about the victory of the visitors either, as on the day s play there was no doubt they were 1 he superior team. Their style of play quite upset the Newtown backs, and occasionally also the half-backs. They went in strongly for the long passing game, indeed at times their play was more of the kick and rush order, but they did it well. A more business-like lot of piayers it would be difficult to meet, and one cannot be surprised at the success of the team in their English Cup ties. As they are lucky again in the draw very few will be surprised if they take another step forward. Right from the kick-off they made the pace very hot, and more than one of the home team had pretty nearly enough when half-time came. The first half was decidedly in their favour, and Newtown have to thank Goodwin more than anyone else that the score against them was not greater. Very seldom indeed have I seen such fine shooting on any ground, and Goodwin quite excelled himself in goal. The home forwards could with very great advantage take a lesson from the visitors forwards in the shooting department. "Whenever the Rocks got anywhere near goal they let fly splendidly directed shots, which would have bothered a less expert custodian than Goodwin. The Newtown forwards on the other hand fiddled too long with the ball; especially was this the case on the left wing in the first half. The whole of the forwards in the first half seemed sadly out of form, and one could scarcely believe they were the same men who plaved so well against the Dragons on the previous Saturday. But the great "weakness of the home team was at back, and here I muss say the play was at times dreadfully weak. Elwell was not himself, and Hamer could not find the centre of gravity in that ball. His kicks were weak and aerial, and he frequently mis-kicked. No blame can be laid on the halves, who we-e good enough for anything. The two old ones were as good as ever, and Worthen especially passed and fed his forwards in a most commendable manner. Teddy Davies was the best tackier of the three, but then at centre half a man has best chance of showing off, and this good little man would great ly improve his play by takirg a lesson or two from Worthen in the feeding department. The second half fonnd the home players in something like their old form, and for more than half the time they pressed bard. They were besides very unlucky in not scoring more than once. Towards the end the Wood men came on again and had quite their share of the game. Their victory was well deserved, although the home team with a little luck should have equalised. The other League matches ended in wins for the home teams. The Dragons laid it ou to Whit- church pretty heavily, winning by no less than eight to none, and their goal average is far and away the best in the League. At Newport the home team vanquished Iron- bridge. This, I believe, is the first defeat the Men ef Iron have ever had in a League match from Newport. The game was a very fast and equal ene, but Newport stayed the longer and won by 3 to 2. Oswestry took a very poor team to Wellington and it is little wonder that they had not a look in. The home team were better all round and would have put on a big score but for the grand exhibition given by the Oswestry goalkeeper. As it was, the victory of 5 to 0 was a pretty thick one. Many of the Shropshire Junior Cup ties were played on Saturday. The surprise packet was the defeat of the Shrewsbury Reserve by Whitchurch Victoria by no less than 3 to 0. The match between the Shrewsbury rival town teams, viz., the Post Office and Athletic, was a very exciting one and as is generally the case between two near neighbours rather much feeling was thrown into it. A draw of three each was the result, and the Athletic were fortunate in equalis- ing in the last minute. Pontesbury made no mistake against the Elles- mere Shop Assistants, and defeated them at Elles- mere too by 4 to 1. The visitors were a far stronger and heavier lot than the home team and the state of the ground assisted them materially. The Reserve of the Oswestry team could only succeed in drawing with Shrewsbury Barrack Hovers after a very even game. On the day's play the Reserve should have won, and they were unfor- tunate in having one goal disallowed which to all er, at any rate, the majority of th spectators Beemed a legitimate one. The penalty kick which was substituted for it did not come off. The teams will have to meet again, but at Shrewsbury, and this will probably make all the difference as to the result. In the second round of the Hereford Cup Aber- ystwyth journeyed to Rhayader with a very poor team. Rea was absent and two of the halves. Rea's place was taken by James—a promising player but lacking in experience. Garaer tried half-back where he was assisted by W. Jones. Morcam took Garner's place and although he did fairly well yet was not up to Garner's form. The goalkeeper showed splendid pluck and kept his goal safe till he received a dangerous kick. W. R. at back was as per usual, but Davies was a little shaky. Probably the new halves bothered him a bit. H. Smith too seemed to feel the change but he played well, as also did Garner in his new posi- tion. W. Jones was rather slow. On the left wing young James nearly scorod in the first half, and if it had not been for the strong wind would have done the trick. Owen seemed out of place with- out Rea and several times missed the pass. Morris was a marked man throughout and was well shadowed by Hamer. Michael was out of form- here too again the loss of his partner upset him. It was a fatal mistake to change the places so much, and under the circumstances the visitors could not expect to win. The substitutes did their best but their best is not good enough. I hope there will be no changing of team for to-day against Oswestry, or good-bye Cup. Oswestry mean to go in for this bit of metal, and the match with all players in will be a ireat. There ought to be, and probablv there will be, a grand gate. May the best team win As both teams are such good friends of mine I could honestly wish both to win, but as this cannot be managed a draw would suit me nicely. Then the re-played tie at Aberystwyth would be a caution as to gate." But, as usual, I am running away from my tale and am quite forgetting the Rhayader men's play. They were in capital trim, and on the day's play were the best team. H. Edwards and W. Frahcis were a deadly couple and the defence was good and sound. Hamer carried on the shadowing of Morris to perfection. Had he not done so there would have been a different tale to tell. The Rhayader men may depend upon a hearty welcome from Aberystwyth when they go to the sea-side town to play in the round of the Leominster Cup. I must heartily congratulate Montgomery on their grand success over such a grand team as Bishop's Castle. The victory certainly was only by 2 to 1, but this is just enough. The winners played a very fine game all through. The defence was excellent, Prvce Jones being quite A1 here, and the Castle men could make little impression against such a sturdy defender. W. Fitzhugh and Shaw also showed up well, and are a great acquisi- tion to the team. Now the Montgomery men have got into shape I feel sure they will go on well, and in a short time football will be as popular in the town as its rival cricket, and the players will give as good an account of themselves too in this game. The air is full of football leagues. There are leagues to the right, the left, in front, and behind us. Well they are all calculated to improve the game, so let's give them a a hearty welcome. At Newtown there is a Junior League, arid, not to be behind, Welshpool have also formed one. It is just the thing for Welshpool, as there are several players of great promise in the town, and all cannot play in the Shropshire and District Junior League. Besides the first team of Welshpool stands in need of good recruits, and the League will bring them to the front. On Saturday two of these matches were played. The one was at Guilsfield between the villagers and Powysland. The latter were a strong lot and towered above the home team, who were not in it at all. The Castle men played a capital game, and were soon masters of the situation. They had that good player Dan Jones at back, and he showed that his residence in the north of North Wales has been the means of improving his play. He is a very capable back, and would be a great acquisition to such a team as Newtown. His services will also be required, and valued, for his town in the Shropshire League matches. The other match was at Welshpool between Welshpool Albion and Leighton Swifts. Here again the poor villagers were outclassed, and were beaten more decisively than Guilsfield. Before closing my notes I must refer to the tan- talising luck experienced by Shrewsbury in their Birmingham League matches. Once again they have had victory in their grasp but cruelly snatched away. Only ten good and true men could be found on Saturday to take the journey to Redditch, and one of these was a reserve player. One man, who was depended upon as a player, failed at last to turn up. If all the reports I hear are true this I player should have been the very last to treat his fellows in such a manner. Football is a manly game in every sense of the term, and a thorough sportsman will make any shift to assist his team on to victory, and not stand idly by when there is work to be done. With only ten men the Town lads played most pluckily, and were defeated by only a solitary goal—but what does this gcal mean? At last the Throstles have broken the ice, and that too when least expected. After a grand match they defeated their neighbours the Wolves by 2 to 1. It is not too late even now for the gallant Throstles to make themselves safe in the League, and I for one venture to predict that they will dc so, The order of the First Lsag'ie v." deluding S Saturday last is as follows — I Goals Plld Woi. ,icr-t i'm I!cr Agrt Fls Aston Villa 14 9. 2 .3 40 22 21 Everton 16 9 4 3 36 23 21 Derby County 13 9 3 1 38 19 L9 Bolton Wanderers. 14 8 4 2 23 17 18 Stoke 16 9 7 0 31 10 18 Sunderland 14 6 4 4 20 18 16 Sheffield Wednesday 13 7 4 2 26 25 16 Blackburn Rovers. 12 6 3 3 20 14 15 Preston North End 14 6 6 2 21 30 14 Wolverhampton W's. 14 5 8 1 29 30 11 Sheffield United 14 5 8 1 17 28 11 Notts Forest 14 5 9 0 23 28 10 Burv 13 4 8 1 22 27 9 Burnley 14 3 8 3 16 27 9 West Bromwich Al'n 13 3 10 2 17 31 8 Small Heath 12 3 9 0 20 43 6 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Results up to and including Satuiday last:- ,-Matches- ,Goals, P. W. L. D. For Agt. Pts Market Drayton 8 5 2 1 21 13 11 St. George's 5 4 1 0 18 5 8 Hereford. t 4 1 0 19 7 8 Newtown 7 4 3 0 16 14 8 Wrockwardine Wood 4 2 0 2 6 4 6 Newport Town 7 2 4 1 14 15 5 Wellington Town .3 2 1 011 9 4 Ironbridge 6 1 3 2 2 14 4 Oswestry United 8 2 6 0 16 21 4 Whitchurch Town. 7 0 5 2 E 2 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT JUNIOR LEAGUE. Results up to and including Saturday last:— r—Matches-—•, ,G'ls—^ P. W. L. D. For Alst Pts Ruabon Albion 5 4 1 0 26 10 8 Eilesmere Rangers. 3 3 0 0 8 4 6 Whitchurch Victoria 5 2 3 0 14 20 4 Whittington 4 1 2 16 8 3 Welshpool 4 1 3 0 9 19 2 Oswestry Reserve 3 0 2 1 6 8 1 The match between Welshpool and Ruabon Albion to be re-played on December 7th. WELSHPOOL JUNIOR LEAGUE. Results up to and including Saturday last:— Goals. P. W. L. D. ForA'stPts Welsh pool Albion 2 1 0 1 9 4 3 Powysland 1 1 0 0 4 0 2 Severn Valley Rovers 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 Guilsfield 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 Leighton Swifts. 10 10 16 0 OSWESTRY ST. OSWALD V TEDSMORE.—At Teds- more, on Saturday, and ended in a win for the visitors by two goals to one. After the match Rev T. M. Bulkeley-Owen kindly entertained both teams to tea. LLANIDLOES V NEWTOWN RESERVES.—A friendly match was played between these teams, on the ground of the former, on Saturday, and after a well-contested game, resulted in a victory for the visitors by two goals to nil. TOWYN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL V. MACHYNLLETH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—These teams tried conclu- sions on Saturday last on the ground of the latter. Towyn proved themselves to be by far the strongest team and vanquished their opponents to the tune of 12 goals to 1. OSWESTRT HIGH SCHOOL V ST. GEORGE'S.— Played at Weston on Saturday. The visitors were late and the game had to be curtailed to half-an- hour each way, but in that time the School managed to run round the St George's to the tune of 12 goals to 2. High School team Goal, H Hughes; backs, T W Parry and H Horne; half- backs, R J Thomas, G Evans and Watkins; for- wards, Roberts and Savage, Mr Benfield, J E Mills and Wheldon. I OSWESTRY BLACK WATCH V OSWESTRY NATIONAL. —The return match was played on Saturday on the ground of the former. The first match ended in a draw of three goals each. The National won the toss, and played with the sun at their backs. The home team were the first to press, and scored after five minutes play. This was followed by another, but it was disallowed, owing to the whistle having been sounded before the ball went through. The Black Watch scored three more goals, whilst the National only scored once, and at the interval led by four to one. The second half was well contested. The National on several occasions had hard lines in not scoring, but the defence of their opponents was too good for them to break through, and they were beaten back time after time. The Black Watch scored again before the finish, and won by five goals to one. CARNO v. MACHYNLLETH.—The above teams met on the ground of the former on Saturday in a fnendlv match. The visitors turned up in full strength, whilst the homesters were short of their captain and two of their best players. The latter won the toss and elected to play with the wind in their favour, and in about ten minutes from the start the visitors scored their first gool. The home forwards broke out once or twice but failed to score. When half-time was called the teams stood as follows :-Machynlleth 3,lCarno 0. The last half, the Lome team were fairly penned in and when the whistle blew the visitors were declared the winners by six goals to nil. The visitors' backs played a splendid game, Rees Davies doing excellent work for the homesters. The teams were as follows Carno: Goal, J D Morris backs, Rees Davies and R Humphreys half-backs, R Jones, M Jones, anc W Evans; forwards, J Smout, W N Jones, W Jones, J Owen, and T Evans. Machynlleth Goal, Daniel Jones backs, Owen Morris and G Jenkins half- backs, R Humphreys, R Griffiths, J Roberts for- wards, Robert Humphreys, E Williams, J L Holt, Owen Arthur, and H Edwards. Referee, Mr J M Evans. MONTGOMERY V. Bisnop's CASTLE. Played at Montgomery on Saturday. The home captain won the toss and elected to defend the Lymore ooal. From the kick-off the Montgomery lads went away with a rush, and Shaw with shots in rapid succes- sion experienced extremely hard lines in failing to score. At length the visitors right got possession, and centreing to Pugh, that player sent in an oblique shot which the Montgomery custodian mis- judged and let through, first blood being thus recorded for Bishop's Castle. Mettled by this re- verse the homesters sharply retaliated, and before the game was much older an accurate centre by Shaw, who was playing a sterling game was breasted between the uprights by E. Jones' and accounts stood balanced. Mid-field play followed for a while, but shortly before half-time the Salopians were again put upon the defensive, and a corner was forced. This was placed to a nicety by C. Davies and headed passed Haycock by Tomlev, the Montgomery men being thus placed ahead.' Half-time was reached with the score Montgomery 2 goals Bishop's Castle, 1. In the second half the visitors exerted every effort to draw level, but the home defence was very sound, C. Jones holding the fort in fine style, and Pryce Jones at left back working like a Trojan and rendering the vital place almost unassaibable. Towards the close Mont- gomery again took up the aggressive, but time arrived with the score unaltered, and Mont- gomery ran out winners by two goals to one. The winning team all rendered a good account of themselves, but if distinction must be made we would select for special praise Pryce-Jones in the defence and Shaw in the attack. The latter player who lately belonged to the Iron-Bridge League team, is a new rec-nit in the Montgomery ranks and a decided acquisition. Another Stirling player firstly joined the team this season is Mr. William Fitzhugh, whom most of our readers will remember as one of the most successful of the redoubtable Montgomery Cricket Team. Mr. T, itzllugh is an Old Salopian and won his laurels in the football field at Shrewsbury School. For Bishop's Castle, C. M. Jones at full back, Grosvenor and T. Jones of the half-backs, and Beal and Pugh in the front rank were the cream of the eleven. The following were the teams :—Montgomery Goal, C H Jones; backs, Pryce-Jones and II Harris half-backs, C I)avie3, W Fitzhugh, and J Powell; forwards, W R Shaw, J E Tomlev (captain), E Jones, H Parry, and H Trentham. Linesman, Mr W J Jones. Bishop's Castle Goal, T Haycock; backs, Reuben Grosvenor and C M Jones; half-backs, D Grosvenor, J Lewis, and E Jones forwards, A Pugh, A Beale, E Davies, W Richards, and E Bowen. Referee, Mr R T Harris. ABERYSTWYTH RESERVE V. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED.—These teams met on Saturday at Aber- ystwyth and a stiff game ensued. During the first half the Reserves were beaten and Jenkins scored for the Congregational. Upon changing ends the Reserve pulled together, but failed to score, although hard lines were several times experienced. The game ended Congregational 1, Reserve 0. The following were the teams- Reserve Goal, G. Rowlands; backs, J. Evans and L. Jenkins; half- backs, G. Evans, J. Rea, and W. R. Williams for- wards, Llew Owen, Pemberton, D. Hughes, George Green and A. T. Bennett. Linesman, Jack Jones. Congregational Goal, T. Mollison; backs, D. Edwards and Llew Edwards; half-backs, Loveday, W. Hughes, and Llew Davies; forwards, Llew Ellis, Anwyl Ellis, T. Meredith, T. Jenkins, and W. Thomas. Linesman J. Samuel; referee, Mr Ram- sey Williams. THE HEREFORD CUP COMPETITION. ABERYSTWYTH v. RHAYADER. Fifteen all told was the number of both players and spectators that left Aberystwyth on Saturday to visit the Radnorshire town. After a railway run of some hours the town was reached. Like many other towns in Wales it consisted of one long street with apologies for side streets. This of course is a pardonable digression because the supporters of a club like to hear something about the town where their champions have gone to maintain the honour of the old club. The club put up at the Lion and after some light refreshment, a move was made for the field. Taking a short cut through the Church- yard, we climbed up a steepy bit of ground, good training in its way, but too much for the day. Leaving the field we entered upon a lane which de- serves to be mentioned if only because of its excessively muddy state. At length the ground was reached, and at this time there were about two dozen spectators hanging around the nearest goal idly watching some half-dozen of the home team kicking the ball about. A strong wind blew across the ground and chilled one to the bone. The visitirg team had undergone a great change, as will be seen by a glance at the names below and the positions taken by the men. How the change worked will be told later on-the resnlt speaks for itself. ABrKYSTWYTH. Goal, L. R. Roose; backs, W. R. Jones and W. Davies; half-backs, W. Jones, J. Garner, and H. Smith forwards, Michael and Morcom, Morris, A. Owen and Oswald James. Linesman—Mr T. H. Edwards. RHAYADER. Goal, Prosser; backs, Marston and Pearson; half backs, W. Powell, Haxier and J. Powell; forwards, Lloyd and D. Francis, T. Evans, W. Francis, and Hope Edwards. Linesman-Mr J. Davies. Referee—Mr G. II, Goodwin, Hereford. The crowd of spectators had gathered stronger by the time the teams took their places on the ground. Aberystwyth won the toss and decided to play with the wind in their favour. Hope Edwards from whom the greatest danger was to be expected was early on the ball and W. Davies tackled to save. Young James got a pass from Owen and he sent in a soft shot. The wind played havoc with the kicking of the homesters and they were obliged to drive the ball out of play in order to save. W.R. was'just now called upon to save from a run by Lloyd and Francis, which he did in the good old form and amid expressions of aston- ishment from the spectators. They little knew with what mettle they were dealing. A flying shot at the visitors' goal was calmly disposed of by Roose with a huge kick, when O. James seizing the chance offered sent in a shot which went over. The same player a little later had another opening .and the backs were obliged to kick out to save. These were hard lines for the coast team, but so far the wind did not help them any way, for the simple reason that it completely spoiled their judg- ment in shooting, the slightest touch on the ball sending it flying away goodness knows where. Be- sides all this the front rank of the visitors made their passes too long. This was shown on several occa- sions in the case of Michael and James, (the two outside men) for that matter the ball going well over the line before they could reach it. To this fact alone Rhayader owe a good deal, for those who have seen Michael play against better teams than Rhayader know how much depends upon his centres, robbed of these opportunities the other men weie placed at a disadvantage. It was the right wing of the home team that were the dan- gerous crowd-Hope Edwards and W. Francis. They gave the visitors' backs a lot of work and the goal was placed almost in jeopardy until Morris came to the rescue and pulled them througb. The changes made in the yisitors' ranks was getting more marked every five minutes, Garner at half back being the only one who filled his new position with credit. Hope Edwards was still pegging away on the right, no amount of opposition re- tarding his efforts, and Roose was again called on to save a shot which he did in fine style. This was followed by a swift shot from the same player, but the ball went wide. James was getting all the chances of scoring and it looked very much like a goal until offside wan given against him. The homesters now came up the ground and Smith saved by kicking out, and a shot which followed went behind the posts. The pressure was kept up by the homesters, W.R. was here, there, and every- where, but even the best of men get beaten where the numbers are overwhelming, and were it not for Jack Garner coming up in the nick of time it would have been domino with the goal. Still they came, pounding down the ground like madmen, nothing stopped them, they appeared to keep their eyes on the goal and go straight ahead, whipping round the backs and banging the ball nearer and yet nearer to the visitors' goal. But the unexpected always happens, and after all this hard work the home- sters had the mortification to see W. Davies kicking the ball out of play. This of course was cried down by the spectators, and yet they cheered their own men later on for doing a similar thing. A change came over the scene and the play was all at the other end. Here one of the big men fouled O. James, and a free kick was given. W.R. took it and drove it over, but the wind had a lot to do with it. A corner against the homesters followed this, and there was to be seen one of the finest bombard- ments of a goal rarely seen on Rhayader ground. How it was possible the homesters managed to save is a marvel, and to look at the scene at the mouth of the goal from midfield it gave one the impression that there were half-dozen goalkeepers popping up the whole length of the goal. The goal was cleared and danger averted. Again was the play changed, and Roose had a chance of distinguishing himself a rush was made for the goal, but Roose saved and cleared the goal both of ball and man. Once again did the visitors' van get away, and again did Prosser clear by kicking out from a shot by Michael. From the throw-in W. Davies secured and passing to Owen, the latter tipped the ball to James, who failed to reach it ere it rolled over the line. A chance was let slip by Michael who waited too long, and Morris was stranded and as a marked man from the beginning of the game he was watched very keenly, Hamer being on him like a shadow. Added to this the fact that the van was changed the sup- porters may well understand how Morris did not get a shot in. Lucky for Rhayader he did not. Half an hour had now passed and yet there was no sign of either team getting the better. Out of a scrimmage near the home goal Morcom finished up by shooting wide. Harry Smith disposed of one of Edwards' flying centres, and out of this Morcom had a chance on the inside. Apparently he was bewildered, for he kept working towards the line and eventualiy worked the ball over it. Following this Morris secured the ball and let go. If he had been nearer Prosser would never have stopped it, but he was too far away and the ball did not give much worry. Once more Morris broke away, but only for a few yards. It was cleai to everyone that he was marked and one man cannot play three or four men all equally as strong as he. Half-time now arrived with the fighting going on in front of the Visitors' goal, and it was here that Roose again showed the coolness of an experienced hand, strik- ing out the ball into midfield while a crowd of op- position was around him. ing out the ball into midfield while a crowd of op- position was around him. Rhayader q Aberystwyth Q The second half commenced in favour of the visitors who forced the game and got the ball almo3t into the month of goal. This, however, was only tor the moment, the p!ay being at once transferred to the other end of the field. Morris forced the centre play, but, as during the first half, he was made helpless by the persistent attacks of the home backs.. Under such circumstances it was hardly possible to expect anything from the rest of the forwards. A change was made on right and Morcom was put outside, which seemed to suit him bes for a time. The first goal was scored by a rush. The first shot was safely got rid of by Roose, but -with three or four of the home forwards np in a line they carried the ball through. Favoured by offside play, Hope Edwards gave Roose a tepzer; offside was appealed for but was not allowed. The pressure upon the visitors' goal was continued, and Roose saved some rather stiff shots. Excepting a short timed run by the Aberystwyth forwards the play was for a considerable time in favour of the homesters. How Roose cleared his goal in one scrimmage was a wonder. He fell to the ground, and from between half-a-dozen pair of feet scooped the ball clear. He did net escape scot free, for he received a kick in his abdomen which left him in pain and militated against his after play. The second goal was scored off Hope Edwards' head from a shie off the left. Roose could not possibly save it. The wind now increased in force, and it was as much as the Aberystwyth backs could do to clear the goal. The visitors' forwards pulled together and did their best to get away. No doubt they would have done so were it not for the rough treatment they received, Morris especially coming in for a large number of kicks and trips. Jack Garner, who with Harry Smith was doing a lot of hard work, went to his old place in the front rank and tried to pull the team to- gether. This was now too late. Pressure was kept up on the Aberystwyth goal and Roose saved by kicking behind. W. R. was just now attacked by three or four of the home team and was rescued by H. Smith, and then the referee ordered Smith off the ground why he did so was not made clear at the time. Roose could not save the third goal that was scored, and he found it a difficult thing to keep his feet owing to the kick he received. He, however, just before the close of the game, saved his goal in good style, and was cheered for it. Full time now arrived and the score stood:- Rhavader 3 goals. I Aberystwyth 0 „ < The departure of the visitors was watched by an admiring crowd, amongst the number being an ardent supporter of the homesters. He came to the door of the saloon and vehemently declared that the "coalman" was stopped for a month. The fellows were at their wits' end to know what he meant, and Tommy" mildly hinted that there were no coal merchants on board. But the fellow still persisted in his statement, and then the truth dawned upon them that what he ireant was the goal-keeper, and to him a "coalman" and a goal- keeper were one and the same. By-the-bye it is rarely that a team is favoured by having a man for a referee who has seen so much service as Mr. Goodwin. He has witnessed matches during a period of forty years, and it is only fair that the Hereford Association should recognise this fact and offer him a pension.
SHROPSHIRE SENIOR CUP. WELLINGTON TOWN v. OSWESTRY. This match, which has been delayed for some weeks owing to other engagements, took place at Wellington on Saturday. Wellington started the ball downhill, Oswestry securing it and working up-hill. From a bye Wellington trotted into the other quarter of the ground, and from a foul forced a corner, which proved futile. Kendrick then got the ball and shot into the Oswestry goalkeeper's hand, the ball being rushed into the net. From the centre-kick Oswesiry called upon Foulkes, who kicked out twice, and then Bethell, gettine- the ball from Lomas, cairied it right into the Oswestry territory, and a goal seemed certain from a com- bined rush. However, the visitors relieved their position, but it was only for a brief period, Wel- lington returning in strong force and making a most spirited series of attacks on the Oswestry stronghold. At length Wellington scored again from a scrimmage. Oswestry, who had been playing a man short, now had their full comple- ment, and an appreciable improvement in their play took place. Another long continued attack by Wellington took place, all the forwards trying a shot, but without effort. After Kendrick had prettily shot, Oswestry galloped up the slope, and Foulkes was obliged to use his fists. Then a foul fell to Wellington, and the third point to the home- sters resulted. Shortly afterwards half-time ar- rived, with the score Wellington 3 Oswestry 0 Crossing over, Wellington, with the wind, lost no time in taking advnntage of it, and in three minutes the homesters had registered the fourth goal. Oswestry managed to pay a brief visit in Wellington qnarters, but they received no welcome there, and were driven back into their own pas- tures. They broke away, and the ball bobbed from bar to bar, but in some mysterious manner it was kept out ot the net. Numerous attempts were then made on the Oswestry goal, and the custodian having' protected it in first-class style, he was beaten by a shot from Lomas. Davies was ap- plauded a little later for further clever play. The final result was Wellington 5 Oswestry 0
SHROPSHIRE JUNIOR CUP. ELLE3MERE SHOP ASSISTANTS v PONTES- BURY RANGERS. Played at Ellesmere on Saturday in nice weather and before a fair attendance of spectators. The Assistants were very poorly represented and when the game started they had only six players on the field. For the first quarter of an hour the homesters fairly held their own with only six players. When the team was complete the Assistants begau to press and the visitors' goal had several near shaves. The visitors now got away and scored the first goal, which was shortly after followed by number two. The Assistants again pressed but were unlucky in not scoring, and the visitors broke away and notched their third goal. The Assistants now pressed severely, and eventually, after a good run, Bagnall scored their first and what proved to be their only goal. The Assistants pressed and were near scoring on many occasions, but the interval arrived with the score:— Pontesbury 3 Eilesmere 1 In the second half the game ruled even for a time and from a run down the visitors notched a fourth goal. This roused the homesters, who pressed continually to the end, but were very erratic in front of goal, and the visitors, defending their goal well, eventually won. The Rangers were lot the heavier team and played their weight to advantage. Final score:— 11 Pontesbury •" 4 Eilesmere 1 OSWESTRY UNITED RESERVE v. SHREWS- BURY BARRACK ROVERS. The meeting of these elevens at Oswestry on Saturday, in the second round of this competition secured the patronage of a large muster of the supporters of the popular whiter pastime. An official inspection of the competitors' boots, and the signal Are you ready having been given, the civilians put the ball in motion, and after some preliminary canters, during which each citadel was visited without anything like a brilliant attack, the soldiers assumed the offensive, and forced a couple of fruitless corners within a few minutes of each other. The Oswestrians, realising their position, showed better form than they had hitherto done, and forced tneir opponents to act on the defence, Pearson being called upon to save his charge from shots by Matthews, Aston, and Grif- fiths. A couple of corners for the Reserve fol- lowed without effect, Shortly after the home fortress was again assailed, and Glover had a busy time of it, and effected a couple of capital saves; but a few minutes later his charge was only saved from being captured by the feeble efforts of his opponents. The ball was next steered to military quarters, and plaved on to the touch line, whence it was returned and centred. Roberts got it and safely lodged it in the net; but when it was found that instead of what appeared to be a legitimate goal only a "penalty" was given the United, which Pearson cleverly prevented taking effect, the spectators did not fail to give vent to their feelings of disapproval on this ruling; and for the remain- der of the game" penalty" became a jocular phrase amongst the crowd., After a short consul- tation between the referee and the home linesman on this somewhat unfortunate incident play was resumed. Jones and Palmer steered the leather into home pastures, and captured the enemy's fortress and a few minutes later they repeated a similar performance for the second time. From the centre, the Oswestrians caused their opponents trouble in front of goal, which was only relieved by Gooderich gaining a well merited goal from a pass by Matthews, and this proved the state of affairs at the interval. On resumption of hostilities, the civilians lost no time in settling down to earnest work by opening fire on the soldiers' camp-. Cartwright and Evans responded to the attack, and repeatedly cleared shots. However, after some further lively skir- mishes Gooderich, getting possession, eluded his opponents by his dribbling, tactics and got" well-in" with his charge, but as the result of his over- nursing the leather his efforts became fruitless. A "forward movement" was next taken by the Salopians towards the home centre, where their stay, however, was but brief, as Whitfield gave them the "right about with a huge kick. Several r-dds on the visitors' defence followed without effect, owing to some erratic attempts on the part of the forwards. The Rovers again had a look in, and once more became the aggressors, when they were given ai amusing corner, which proved of no advantage. The globe was taken from the home quarters to that of the military, and a free-kick given the Oswestrians, the ball from which was sent to the mouth of goal, and a sharp struggle ended in it being sent past Pearson for the second time, amidst great cheering, the game being made equal. This achievement caused the combatants to redouble their efforts to secure a. lead, and some wild chasing was frequently witnessed; tho respec- tive goals from this to the call cf time were re- peatedly threatened. The state of the game re- mained unaltered, and thus the clubs will have to meet again to decide their superiority. The play, on the whole was far short of the average display in cup ties, the attack and the defence on either side being of the character of a mild "sham fight." f The following were the teams:— OSWESTRY UNITED. Goal, F Glover; backs, G Whitfield and W Williams; half-backs, Jowes, Griffiths, and Potter; right wing, Matrliews and Kynastou left wing, Gooderich and Roberts; centre, Aston. BARKACK ROVERS. Goal, Pearson; backs, Cartwright. and Evans; half-backs, Huff, Richards, and Whelan; right wing, Jones and Palmer; left wing, Hitchin and Jones; centre, Rogers. Referee, Mr Anthony, Wem. THE REPLAYED TIE. Oswestry Reserve met Shrewsbury Barrack Hovers at Oswestry on Thursday in the Shropshire Junior Cup, after a drawn game on Saturday when two goals each were scored. The ]¡mw2 team won the toss, and played with a gale of wind at their backs. Rogers started the ball, and the visitors soon made tracks for the home goal, VY hit-field relieving. Some good form was shown by the home forwards, and Matthews added the first goal for the home team. The home boys again made tracks for the Rovers goal, Aston heading over. The Rovers' backs were kept busy, and managed to keep the hotnv: forwards at bay. Gooderich made a fin:2 run on the left and shot. wide. The visitors' forwards muds a rush ou the home goal and gained a corner, which was. sent behind, Brookfield aid Whitfield in turn relieved. From a pass by Gooderich As:on put on another goal for the home team. Some good play in mid- field was seen, and E. Roberts ultimately sent in a long low shot which the visitors' custodian failed to stop. At half-time the score stood at three goals in favour of Oswestry Reserve to their opponents e nil. On resuming the visitors had the assistance of a strong wind and made for the homesters' goal, Milner sending out. The referee penalised Iiitchin for foulin y Matthews. The Rovers then made for the home goal, Glover saving a fine shot from Palmer. Off-side play by Aston gave his opponents a free kick, and from this the visitors scored their first goal. Matthews sent the leather past Marson, but it was given off-side. Some good play was witnessed on the part of Jones and Palmer, who indulged in passing, and by their aid Rogers scored. A. long shot by Milner was cleared and E. Roberts put on another for the home team, who had the best of the game up to the call of time.. Final result— Oswestry United Reserve 4 goals Barrack Rovers 2 gouls OSWESTRY UNITED. Goal, E Glover; backs, Whitfield and Brookfield half-backs, Watkins. Jones, and Milner; right wing, Matthews and Roberts left w ing, Gooderich and Roberts centre, H Aston. BARRACK ROVERS. Goal, Pearson; backs, Cartwright and Evans; half-backs, Huff, Richards, and Whelan; right wing, Jones and Palmer left wing, Hitchin aud Jones; centre, Rogers. Referee, Mr 11 T Gougb, Oswestry.
WELSHPOOL JUNIOR LEAGUE. WELSHPOOL ALBION v. LEIGHTON SWIFTS. Played on the ground of the Welshpool United on Saturday. The Albion won the toss, and Grice soon had a good chance of scoring, but sent in a feeble shot which went wide. The Albion still kept up the pressure, three corners being conceded them, but owing to weakness in front of goal they failed to score. The Leighton men had a run, and Pugh sent in a good shot which Williams easily saved. The Albion again got down, and from a pass by Howell, Grice scored the first goal with a good shot. The homesters secured another corner, from which the ball was sent on top of the net. From the goal kick the Swifts got away, and obtained a fruitless corner. The Albion secured, and the ball was kept in the mouth of their I opponents' goal for a considerable time, several shots being sent in, but Higginson finally cleared. Leighton took up the running, Pugh and Corbett each trying a shot, which Williams safely accounted fori A corner for the Albion soon followed, which was well placed. The Swifts then had a run, arid' secured a corner which proved of no advantage. Howelrsooll after sea;, the ball in the net, 1)[:(; was given off-side. Even play continued up to half- time, when the score was—Albion, 1 goal; Swifts, nil. On the re-start the Albion men commenced an attack on the Leighton goal. They soon obtained a corner, which was sent in the goal mouth, and from the scrimmage which took place Howell suc- ceeded in sending the ball into the net. From the centre-kick the homesters again got down, and forced another corner. This was cleared, and Leighton essayed a run, a good chance of scoring being mulled by the ball being sent wide. Some I even play followed, until the Albion got the ball well down, J. Jones finishing a good run by sending the ball across the mouth of goal, his pass being I met by D. Williams who banged No. 3 into the net. From the kick-off the Albion again pressed, A. Grice soon sending in the fourth with a fine shot. The Swifts now tried hard to score, but after get- ting within shooting distance the ball was sent wide. The Albion returned, and a scrimmage in front of the Leighton goal resulted in No. 5 being sent through. From hands against the Swifts the homesters forced a corner, from which Howell suc- ceeded in scoring No. 6. The Leighton men then broke away, a good run by Pugh and Corbett ending with the former sending the ball into the net, and thus scoring their first and only goal. Time soon afterwards arrived, and the Albion won an uninteresting game by 6 to 1. The following were the teams,- ALBION. Goal, R Williams; backs, T Barnes and Tagg; half-backs, H Jones, J Humphreys, and H Hamer right wing, It Howell and D Williams; left wing, J Jones and A Grice; centre, W Jarman. SWIFTS. Goal, Makepeace; backs, Higginson and Shelton; half-backs, Lloyd Davies, J H Thomas, and Grif- fiths right wing, Vaughan and Phebv left wing, R Pugh and Corbett centre, R Davies. Referee, Mr R Evans. POWYSLAND v. GUILSFIELD. This match for the Welshpool Junior League took place at Guilsfield. The Powysland team proved too strong for the home eleven, and from beginnin, o to end held tho upper hand. About ten minutes from the start the first goal was put through by IW, Evans from a nicely placed corner by Francis. Guilsfield then pressed for some time, but G. Evans relieved, and W. Davies getting possession centered to Cronk, who scored a second goal for Powysland. Guilsfield tried hard to pierce the defence of the visitors, but Ashley at half-back and D. Jones at back kept them off. On changing ends Powysland again pressed, and from a pass from the right W. Evans scored No. 3. On re- starting Burgess and Jones looked dangerous, but D. Jones relieved the pressure, and Lewis getting possession passed to Francis, who centered, and Parry shot through, but was ruled off-side. Shortly afterwards W. Evans scored the fourth goal for the Powvsland team, who gained their first two points rather easily by four goals to love.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. NEWTOWN v. WROCKWARDINE WOOD. These teams met on the Cunnings, Newtown, on Saturday last. Wrockwardine kicked off down the slope and soon Worthen sent the ball to Parry who made tracks for goal. He passed to Nock who was not up enough, and so the ball was well returned and the Rocks were pressing. Elwell rniskicked and Howells gave Goodwin something' to do, with difficulty the latter saved. The visitors were soon pounding away again, and E. Rees just got back in time to remove danger. Teddy Davies afterwards repeated this performance in grand style. Still Wrockwardine pressed hard, and one, or twice nearly scored. Elwell sent the ball up and Pryce-Jones finished up some good work by passing to Morgan but the latter kicked out wildly. The visitors still continued agressive and their shooting in this part of the game was very fine-- Goodwin being contin- ually kept on the alert. Bould got down the left and finished up a good run with a smart shot across goal. Hamer sadly rniskicked, and Howells rushed up and popped the ball into the net, but he was given off-side. Nothing dismayed, the visitors played up, and were soon rewarded with a corner, from which a good goal was obtained. From the kick-off Teddy Davies saved an ugly rush and sent the ball on to Morgan, who handled when in a good position. Ilamsr rushed out and saved and in a moment Pryce-Jones sent in a stinger, but Leese cleverly saved. Down went the visitors' forwards and a very ugly shot was sent to Goodwin who saved splendidly. Elwell and Teddy Davies robbed the Rocks, but Bould again got down on the left and shot across to Howell who registered No 2 for his side. From a foul against Newtown near their goal the visitors nearly added another goal. Teddy Davies stopped an ugly rush, but Wrockwardine gained an unproductive corner. Kinsey right half, sent in a good shot which went just wide, and soon alter the Wrockwardine left had hard lines. Another corner fell to the visitors. This was got away and Swettenham put in a good run. He passed to Parry, who however, was off-side. Parry again effected a good run but tallied too long instead of centreing. Woi then put in some pretty work and judiciously passed to Parry. The latter and Nock took the ball up nearly to the goal line, and Swettenham headed the ball just over. Good- win was cheered for stopping another well directed shot. I'arry and Nock again affected a neat run, but the goalkeeper removed the danger. A fine shot was exetlie-atly saved by Goodwin, and soon after Pryce-Jones sent a hot one to Leese who saved cleveriv. Bould spoilt a good chance by getting off- side, and soon after the whistle with the score standing— Wrockwardine Wood 2 goals Newtown. 0 goal Even play followed the kick off. Swettenham got down I'icoiy on the right, and from the return Parry did the same ou the left. At the other end Crump sent in a splendid shot which hit the bar. Worthen got the ball beautifully away, and as IIsuai fed his wins weil, with the result that Parry, having received the paws, yj>i well up to the goal line, and a splendid centre ended in Pryce-Jones drawing first, blood for the home team in less than ten minutes from the re-start. Cheered with this slice of luck the Newtown men played up smartly and in tess than five minutes had very hard lines on two occasions. Nock had two shies at goal, but sent behind each time. Evan Rees stopped Howells and Biddulph and sent the ball well up, and New- town gaiurd a corner. This was capitally placed bv P;.irry, and Leese wonderfully saved under great difficulties. Parry had an easy chance but was rather too slow, and Leese had no difficulty in saving his charge. Worthen got the ball from the kick and passed to Pryce-Jones, who headed be- hind. Worthen again was fine, and Pryce-Jones missed an apparently easy chance. The home forwards almost immediately missed another chance, and a good pass by Parry met with the same fate. The visitors' forwards got up and nearly scored. Even play followed for some time and then the visitors pressed and had rather hard lines on one occasion, as Worthen somehow man- aged to get his body in front of a stinging shot at close range. At the other end Pryce-Jones shot against the net, and Parry and Nock on the other wing got down well, but Nock's final shot went against the rigging. Soon after Mr. Referee Wil- liams blew his whistle, and a hard fought and fagt game ended In a win for the visitors, the result being: Wrockwardine 2 goals. Newtown 1 „ The following were the teams :— WROCKWARDINE. Goal, W Leese; backs, J Biddulph and T Peele half-backs, T Kinsey, M Arkiustall, and S Crump; right wiug, L ilouelis and E Hiddulph; left wing, JBould and R Amos centre, R Poppitt. NEWTOWN. Goal, Goodwin backs, Elwell and Hamer; half- backs, Rees, Davies. and Worthen; right wing, Swettenham and W. E. Pryce-Jones left wing. Parry aud Nock; centre, E. Morgan. Linesmen, Messrs M Wood and IT Owen. Referee, Mr Jos H Williams, Oswestry. WELSH JUNIOR CUP.—DRAW FOR THE SECOND ROUND. DIVISION 1.—Queensferry Reserve v Carnarvon Ironopolis. Mr E J Hughes, Flint. Bangor Reserve v Flint Reserve. Mr A W Menzies, Carnarvon. DIVISION 2.—New Westminster v Mold Red Stars Reserve. Mr W J Hughes, Minera. Buckley Victoria v Rhosrobin Institute. Mr D Smith. DIVISION 3.—Wrexham Reserve v Ruabon Albion Mr W H CottoE, Rhostvllen. Rhos Reserve or Overton Juniors v Wrexham Old Boys. Mr J Wilkes, Ruabon. DIVISION 4—Chirk Reserve v Shrewsbury Athletic. Mr R T Gough, Oswestry. Newtown Reserve v Horsehay Albion. Mr J Taylor, Wrexham. Dawley Town v Caersws. Mr G H Jones. The first-named clubs have choice of ground, and the ties have to be played off on or before December 14th. Kick-off not later than 2 30 p.m. -A.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. (The matches to be played on the ground of the first-named club.) I Dec. 7-w c Oswestry v Aberystwyth. Dec. 7—s J L Welshpool United v Ruabon Albion. Dec. 7-B L Shrewsbury v West Bromwioh Albion Reserve. Dec. 7-Aberystwyth U.C.W.: Science v Arts. Dec. 7-8 L Newport v Newtown. Dec. ¡4- Welshpool United v Llanidloes. D,)o. 14-Newtown v Aberystwyth. Dec. 14-Aberystwyth U.C.W. 2nd xi. v Aberyst- wyth Town Reserves. Dec. 14-wJL Guilsfield v Severn Valley Rovers. Dec. 14-wJL Leighton v Powysland. Dec. 16-B L Brierley Hill Alliance v Shrewsbury Dec. 16-J L Shrewsbury Reserve v Belle Vue Unity. Dec. 21—s L Newtown v Market Drayton. Dec. 21—s L Whitchurch v Oswestry. Dec. 21—J L Athletic v Shrewsbury Reserve. Dec. 21—b L Shrewsbury v Kidderminster. Dec. 21—B L West Bromwich Albion Reserve v Shrewsbury Dec. 25-B L Small Heath Reserve v Shrewsbury Dec. 26-B L Shrewsbury v Brierley Hill Alliance Dec. 26—Manchester City v Newtown Dec. 26-Welslipool United v Shrewsbury Town Reserve Dec. 23—s L Newtown v Oswestry Dec. 28—J L Shrewsbury Reserve v St. Michael's o 1—
HUN TING AP.POIjNTT-IlEf LVTS. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS. Date. Meet. Saturday, December 7 Sarn Tuesday, December 10 Penley Wednesday, December 11 Baschurch Friday, December 13 .Duckington Saturday, December 14 New Street Lane At 10.30. ALBRIGHTON HOUNDS. Saturday, December 7 Boscobel At 10.45. LUDLOW HOUNDS. Saturday, December 7 Pedlar's Rest At 10.30. THE 3EVERN VALLEY HARRIERS. Tuesday, December 10 Kilkewydd Bridge Friday, December 13 Montgomery Tuesday, December 17 Hem Bank Friday, December 20 Revel Bridge Each day at 11 o'clock. THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS. Saturday, December 7 .Pant y Ddol At 10. THE UNITED PACK. Saturday, December 7 Treverward At 10.45. THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS Tuesday, December 10 Kinnerley Friday, 13 Kennels At 11. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS. HARRIERS. Wednesday, December 11 Dolgnog Friday, Decembei 13 .Tvmawr, Darowen FOXHOUNDS. Saturday, December 7 Gelligoch Monday, December 9 Caerhedyn Saturday, December 14 Felingerrig Each day at 10.30.
LION ROYAL HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CARRIAGES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION I VICTORIAS, LANDAUS, BRAKES, FOUR HORSE COACH. Gentlemen taught Riding and Driving' by experienced men. LADIES PADS AND HUNTERS FOR HIRE BY THE DAY OR WEEK.
¡ It will b« remembered that at the last meeting of the Wrexham School Board the chairman, Sir Robert Egerton, took exception to the record on the Board's minutes of the title of the Very Rev. Monsignor Slaughter, a new member of the Board, upon the ground that no foreign title ought to be officially recognised in this country without special permission of the Queen. Sir Robert has siface very courteously withdrawn the objection, and frankly expressed regret at having raised it.
SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS. j MEETING AT MARRINGTON IlALti- f On Tuesday took place the meet of the J Valley Harriers, the climatic conditions boii'n1^ | favourable to a capital day's spoit, and "c 1 bettercould have been desired in this direction- eleven o'clock a large anil representative con>p assembled at Marringtoriliall, at the kind of the esteemed Master of the limit, (Mr uS Pryce-Davies), and there partook of a &umptllr8t breakfast prepared for them in the hall. atn°ni^r those prv.sni.f being Mr and I.it" Llewelyn i'rjce. Miss Addie, Mr Forbes, Mr jj. sou (Nantcriboa), Mr William Hnraphreys (^J euyl Mali), Mr A. D. DM«-son •Newro'-vn), ^cS^j3 Jones (Feigiif.ley), Stephens (Absrmuie), A,,an« (G&er), T. Rogers J. Clipstonc (Montgomery), R. Jones (Coinp House, Aionfgun>»M-y>, E. Kmbrey Langford, inn. (Uhinbviry), C. P. Davies (^° ■> gomery), Evans (Ditftrvuj, H. Turner C. Williams (Welliiitftau), J. Miller ('Joiirt, Al*i 1 male), T. Wat(baggy), W. BOTS (BrotnpW I Hall), Jones (Warrington Farm), J. and W. W J tiagham, Powell (Ohirbury), Rudge (Welshpo° /» e!c' At the conclusion of the repast, the Master | the Hunt ariTiotincfd that as thev had j •together f-«r •<-M ;t !••> f-rpn-i ';•• n cu: V' j- | day's sport !:« ;.id not wish any speeches to | fere between them but he would like periniss10" state that it had afforded him tli* greatest poss» j pleasure to invite them there that morning, I only those interested in the sport but also tho 8 over whoso land they hunted, his only regi't^ j that there were not more present, and he took t j opportunity of thauking them most sincerely | the kind assistance they had rendered him carrying on the hunt. They caused the farrne much trouble in breaking down their hedges and i other ways; nevertheless they (Mie farmers) ba7 always tak(•••»> it in cood and h,, hicrhlv apprec j aled their generous spirit (applause). I Mr DAWSON, in proposing the of t I and Mrs Pryoe-Davies," said they were greatly In ![ debted to them for crrrying on the hunt, and 1 therefore, deserved their heartiest than' (applause). Tho toast having been enthusiastically recent J I Mr PR Y C li DA V [ E S suitably replied, 1n. intimated that it was not his intention of contlnn ing the position of Master of the Hunt at the ex- piration of tho season. He had no doabt, but th»^ someone would come forward and take the Master- ship, and no keep the pack together! I; I The company then withdrew, and the day's spo was begun by drawing the Ox Pasture, which Jl found blank, A hare was soon found in a field o e the other aide of the road and ran through t to small enclosures close to Chirbury, and on Heiglitley, then turned to Walcot, where tbehoUD got on a fresh, scout, but had to be whipped Of owing to there being so many hares. A fresh was made at Marrington and another hare owing to there being so many hares. Afresh at &8 was made at Marrington and another hare VV tØ fonnd on Mr. Jones's farm. This one lei the throngh rl„- i-h Pwol Dingle, a-ross the' bo*& Lane to Timberth and back again, the hounds Lane to Timberth and back again, the hounds rU 0$ ning her close to Chirbury, where they again? on a fresh scent, which took them °D^ more over the Montgomery roa. she mado a ring, and returned to Lower v/here, owing to the number of hares, she was 1° Another hare was started and ran on to Mr. Langllo ford's farm, but was lost. Later in the afterno°D hare was found in the Fish Pool Dingle, and a nice run towards Heightly, turning tOwa,r s. when reaching the Priest Weston Road, and OOe ing close to Mauingtou Hall, over the Churcbsto Ii Road, passing to the left of the Little Covert, Fa, Calcot to Rookwood, into which she evidently It was deemed advisable not to pursue her furth owing to the number of hares which were to be there, and in consequence of its being Df Rockley Wood, where Lord Powis was shootlDr- yesterday. After getting on the grass at the rington Hall the hounds travelled very fast and t d field had all their work out out in keeping up, ,Jl d there is no dcubt the hare would have been kll e e if the covert had not been handy. Another was found and ran a, few fields, but as she w re going in the same direction the hounds .? whipped off, aud the day's hunt concluded. DUtlr the day there were several nice runs and a of fencing, the chief drawback being the number of hares started up. Both hounds horses showed signs of a hard day there .as good deal of grief, but no damage was done. t. d,' .,1
MS. VAUGrH AN DAVIES'S J Tho pack met at liwich'-iisiou .M Tuesday when there was a large sportsmen, the majority however being on f°~J there being three red coats on horse back- Moel-lyn a fox was started and an excited rn0 eO' an hour followed. The fox went off in the dJr d.. 'a tion of Newadd Lleyd and was killed on fair gr°aDaI A move was made for Garth and here there evidently plenty of sport to be had, no less t'1 three foxes breaking cover. The hounds centred on one which went off towards near to Llydd, and down to Tyncwm, from the s working around until Garth was reached. He off again in the direction of Tynlwyd and Bwlc d einion, where he was lost in the covers after a bard, run of two hours. It was now four o'clock a'n^ dusk of evening had set in so the dogs were cal'e off and all the sportsmen returned to their hoine r tired but well pleased with the day's sport.
PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO REV. E. KILLIN ROBERTS. An influential committee meeting, convened Mr R. A. Lloyd, 53, St. Paul's Churchyard, place on Friday evening, November 29, at the Home, 3, Margaret Street, London, to co¡:¡S} re- what steps should be taken to show their 3PP Ð>/I ciation of Rev. E. Killin Roberts' faithful work ta' assistant curate and Welsh Chaplain of All Sø.1Jlld Margaret Street, a dual post which he has betO with honour for nearly seven years, but which, re the regret of all, he is about to relinquish. were present at the meeting prominent them 11& of the Church Council of All Saints', sidesmen representatives of the Welsh Congregation. H. Rivington, who has recently resigned the char Jld. wardenship, wrote expressing his inability, to attb- the meeting, at the same time promising a S tbe scription to the testimonial, and hoping that j Welsh services might be continued in the nallSD bourhood of All Saints' Professor Palgrave b8 wrote expressing his willingness to join 111 proposed testimonial, adding that he would be to know "when any arrangements for contin it the Welsh services elsewhere were made, a 0Ji would be a monstrous thing "if the Welsh V hed-" in London were to be partially disestab118 Letters favourable to the project, and Pr.°alj0liiJ subscriptions were also received from SIt Todd: Ptileston, Mr Charles J. Davies, Mr Ruddell- IbØ Dr. Dyce Brown, Mr A. F. Wheeler, Mr W. Bullivant, and Mr T. S. Blofield. The of Jesus College, Oxford, also wrote:—" í for to hear that you are getting up a testitl1011 Sir Kil in Roberts, who well deserves it. e$df will send rne a list of subscriptions a ^e- promised I shall know better what to Mr D. R. Ratclilf, late M.P. for Evesham, was posed to the chair.—Rev. Morris Roberts then prâed b1 Mr R. A. Lloyd as hon, sec.—This was the Chairman and carried, and Dr. Malcolm --1\e1. of 8, Harley Street, was appointed treasurer- e bitØ Morris Roberts spoke of the pleasure it ga to be present as a representative of his own C otvred for he thought that all the Welsh churches je&d" Mr Killin Roberta a debt of gratitude f°rA ing part which he had taken in all the TVe's geC. of ments in London.—Mr Pryce White, h°n* the London Welsh Football Club, said he ha pleasure in appearing ou behalf of the olu > wbOØ numbered about 150 members, Jilr' no man was more respected y1 0 ha Killin Roberts, for the help whwhLl takeJ1 extended, and the practical interest he ^ce- in them ever since the club came into exis draft of the appeal was then read, an n:otion of Mr F. O. Crump, Q.C., secon e QeOi'&e Oliver Thnrlow (a son of the late g^jats' Thurlovr, who was churchwarden cf AH -pSprin^ea 30 years), it was decided to have 500 cop1 and sent out by Mr Lloyd, the hon. seg'j,0nld then, proposed that a sub-committee ge0ret formed, consisting of the treasurer au^ ga], _a° for carrying out the details of the f" t that ladies should be asked to join fceld at the general meeting, which wil 20tb> 3, Margaret Street on Friday, Decemoer a]rea 8-30 p.m.—Many promises of guineaS the 'u been received, Mr Malcolm Morris hea with a subscription of five guineas. V
PONTROBERT. 'd evenIllg', t to LECTURE.—At Gad on Friday eve^ ^.glt t 0, Foulkes gave a lecture on his gj(jed, a. isa America. Mr E. Evans, Penybryn, Jrifli'thS, nd music was contributed by Mr rnyuog» a Griffiths, Pontrobert, Miss Jones, « Mr R. Griffiths. I