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FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY VKTKRAN.] The supporters of the Oswestry United team must have been much dissatisfied with the way in which the Welsh Cup tie at Oswestry, on Saturday, terminated. It, must be admitted" that a team which could draw with one of the premier Welsh clubs on its own ground as Rhvl did not long asro, is a good team, and one not to be held too cheaply. Both teams were fully represented, and stepped ou the field full of confidence as to the result, in fact Rhy! came with the avowed object of winning, and judging from their play the last few minutes of the srume, they came pretty near attaining this too. Tl" only iroal scored in the tirst half was that of Tom Parry's, and it was a beauty, some of the credit for which was due to the whole set of forwards for the manner in which the ball was brought down the field through the visiting line of defence. Undoubtedly Oswestry experienced hard lines, especially in the first half. Davies sent over the bar on two occasions, and Chisholm once from a scrimmage. The Rhyl goalkeeper proved a veritable stone wall too, for lie had a knack of attracting the trill to him every time it was propelled in his direction. The home forwards seemed to be able to shoot nowhere—only with few exceptions but into the hands of Campbell. The Rhyl backs, too, were a capital pair, and the forwards showed nice combination a, times, but they mostly favoured the rushing game. With v a score of one goal against them, and with the sun at their barks, the Rhyl men played in dogged fashion and brought considerable pressure to bear on the home defence, though the United forwards came near coring, but for Campbell acting as the stumbling block. The game was full of excitement and fast. Towards the end the United seemed to take matters easy as they had been able to hold their own so well for thirty-five minutes, in spite of the determination of the visitors. In fact soma of the homesters showed signs of fatigue, due probably to lack of training, an essen- tja: to fines it: Cup tips in these days. Perhaps the visitors noticed this and were encouraged by it. They had the be<t of the play towards the end, and a mistake of Aif Lloyd's, who had played a fine game all through, gave them a corner, from which they equalised with a lucky goal. The game bad been fast and exciting almost all through, but this turn of affairs roused the men to greater energy, bn. there was no further scoring, and the game ended in a draw. Tt:e homesters did not play up to their usual form, due perhaps to not having pl.iye 1 regularly lately and this coupled with bad luck prevented them gaining a victory. If they have been in training during the week the re- placed tie onght to be pulled uff in their favour, but there must be no easing up at any part of the game. The It,hy 1 men on their own ground will fight with desperation for victory. As I expected the Cup tie at Aberystwyth was a typical one The ground was very heavy and slippery, and tins probably was the reason that, no great amourt of scientific play was shown on either side. It was a rare ding-dong fight from the kick- off till tie final whistle blew. Every inch of ground, as in Natal just now, was fiercely contested, and must have greatly pleased the largest crowd seen on the Aberystwyth ground this .-eafon. On both sides, as is asaal, in this kino of fight, the great buik of the work fell on tho halves, and nobly did they perform their tasks. Swettenham played his most dashing and useful game of 1 lie season, and his partners helped him well, whiie John Henry on the other side performed wonders, being here, there and everywhere, while his two mates felllittle below him. It must havebeen atreat to watch the play of the backbone of the teams, i and sorry I am that I missed it. Notwithstanding that Newtown won the toss the homesters were the first to score from some good work bv the forwards, whici' endeil in the ever-ready Oswald James putting on the final touch. It is only fair to Edwards to state that be was hampered by his own backs and had no chance to save. Now com- menced the fun. Miller went for the opposing fortress, so ablv guarded by the halves, backs, and goalkeeper, as I know he will dash against the Boers if required, and Bill Parry and the other forwards gallantly responded to his call, but though they came near capturing it the defence held out wen till the half-time whistle blew. The same kind of piay followed in the second half, first one side and then the other having the better of the game, but an attempts at scoring failed, and when the whistle blew at last th'e homesters found them- selves once again in the proud position of semi- fiualists. Newtown, though defeated, were not iu any way disgraced, nor was their honour tarnished in the slightest. E Rees brought all his skill gained from a long experience to bear, but the magnificent half-back play of Aberystwyth and the sturdy defence of the backs and goalkeeper enabled the Aberystwyth men to hold out to the end, and no doubt they were all immensely relieved when the whistle terminated this stubborn battle. To have much chance of success in the next round the Aberystwyth forwards must improve a bit. Barson and James are two smart little forwards, but it is a pity they do not carry more weight. In Cup ties skill and speed are necessary, but strength is absolu'ely esj-t i>:ial to succfps. The Bangor men no doubt flattered their sup- porters by defeating the Druids in the Combination game, but they were rudely awakened on Saturday to the superiority of the Druids as Cnp fighters. The rushing gqme of Bangor was no good against the Druids, who tnet Bangor ar their own game and beat them at it too. 1 P. fact Bangor .vere not in it and this gan.e was the poorest of the lot. The Ruabon men proved that they mean to hold the little pot again or know the reason why. Carnarvon had t1 fight very hard to get the better of Buckley Victoria at Carnarvon but they just managed to do it by 2 goals to 1. The teams m w in for the semi-final are Aber. ystwvth, Druids, Carnarvon, Oswestry ot Ilhy], It will be seen from this list that there are clubs in it, from one extreme of the district to the other, so that our friends at Welshpool again stand a good chance of having a anal or at least semi-final on their ground. Under the bead of the Shropshire Mayor's Charity Cup (semi-final), we find staugelv enough thenameso? two Welsh Clubs—Chirk and Wrexham. This game was played at Wrexham. Tct- Chirk- men afrer their trouncing by the Druids were not expected to gain a victory over Wrexham on their own ground, but they did it by a goal to nothing. As in nearly all games there was a spice of lick in it. and Chirk got it. Now for the first time we shall probably see the Shropshire Mayor's Cup leave the County of its birth. As Chirk are out of the hunt for the Welsh Cup they will make strenuous efforts to have a Cp p of some sort, and they can not have a much niccrone than the Charity- Cup. Satnrday was Chirk's day out as the Senior team got the better of Wrexbam first team and the Chirk Reserves defeated Wrexham Reserves in the Denbighshire and District League by two goals to none. About the beat performance of Shrewsbury Town was their victory over West Bromwich Reserves, and I heartily congratulate my old friends oa it. A short time. ago I had the pleasure of congratu- lating the Town on their improved form, and I am glad to fincl that improvement is maintained, bhrewsbury now occupy quite a good position on the League list, but the Dragons will have to play up or they will be compelled to seek for entrance again in the Shropshire League. The task set them in the Biumnghatn League is rather beyond their power. FOOTBALL AT MACHYNLLETH. To-day a keen game will be witnessed on the town ground between Dolgelley and the homesters. Lasn year when Machynlleth visited Dolgelley the game ended in a draw of five goals each, which shows that the scoring was more prolific in those days than now. The teams are evenly matched and with a slice of iuck I expect Machynlleth to win haudsomely. But one must not "halloo" till one is out of the- wnod. Things are looking a bit brighter and W may once again resume our Satur- day afternoon's entertainment on the football field with enjoyment and relish without being thought unpatriotic or callous. Just one word to those who like to kick a man when he is down, and peck at what appears to him or them a rotted carcase: I refer more particularly to a person who signs him- self "Magpie," in a badding journal in Mid-Wales, whose pretensions are many and varied, but whose success and reputation are not likely to be much improved by such writers as Magpie." It is well known that a magpie is not looked npon as a very cleanly bird, neither in its habits nor iu its life; nor on the other hand is it Jooked upon as a very honest bird. in fact it is a thief and a sneak, and to crown all its bad qualities the magpie is very fond of pecking at rotten and stinking flesh and delights in such food. Such a bird then is net the kind for a person to cherieh in one's bosom over much, and I although the right and proper course to adopt with f such a dirty bird would be to treat it with the utter contempt it deserves, yet for all that I cannot but j express my great regret at the fact that such nasty inuendoes are thrown against Mr Cule, our mot courteous and industrious football s»cren»ry, who does all that can be done to meet the wishes of the committee, and to promote the interests of the club. A good eleven has been chosen to play next Saturday, and I predict a good, interesting game,and I have no doubt that once r,he ball is set roiling, a Saturday without a fixture wili be as rare a thing- as a set of false tusks in the mouth of a ten-ye;<r-r»id lien Just one word more. The Maehvnlleth Foot- ball GIu b suffers from one serious dr<> wbark, at. i is this. It cannot hope to command biN: ztt-,38 ar home, however good and nuceii ttif, team may be, so as to secure expends f-)r the awav matches. This is where the rub lies. The viHit, of a. team like Aberystwyth, for instance, only means a gate of some L3-niore or Jess. Now this is not enough to enable Machynlleth to compete with, its more sturdy opponents. Machynlleth will, ere the season closes, I have no doubt, be able to give a sound game and a hard one. to any of the neigh- bouring clubs snchasTowyn, Dolgelley, Llanidloes, Xewtown, Portmadoc, Aberystwyth, Welshpool and others. Now cannot something be done whereby Machynlleth would be visitors, say at Aberystwyth, and would receive a certaiu percentage of the gate money to pay expenses. The local enthusiasm is not quite up to the proper pitch just yet, but coming on nicely. Cannot a Mid-Wales League be formed ? This wili keep >-■xpense.s down, and help young recruits to uev-e'e>p int). good clubs. Any and every suggestion for improvement received with many thanks and marked attention. THE LEAGUE. RESULTS WP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Sheffieid United 23 14 1 8 46 18 36 Aston Villa 24 15 5 4 65 24 34 WolverhamptonW 22 11 4 7 33 23 29 Sunderlaad 22 12 8 2 33 23 26 Eury 22 11 7 4 35 29 26 I N otts Forest. 22 9 6 7 36 29 25 Stoke 23 9 9 5 26 30 23 Everton 23 9 9 5 29 34 23 Derby County 21 8 7 6 27 25 22 Manchester City .22 7 9 6 34 29 20 Newcastle United.. 20 7 8 5 35 26 19 West Bromwich A. 22 7 10 5 23 33 19 Notts County 22 6 10 6 32 44 18 Burnley 22 7 11 4 23 37 18 Preston North End 22 6 12 4 21 31 16 Liverpool 2;3 5 13 5 28 37 15 Blackburn R-overs. 19 7 11 1 28 41 15 Glossop 20 3 13 4 80 51 10 DENBIGHSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals r. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Wrexham Reserve. 9 6 1 2 21 13 14 Oswestry Reserve.. 8 5 1 2 36 11 12 Adwy Ifnited 8 5 1 2 17 10 10 Chirk Reserve. 7 3 1 3 22 7 9 Druids Reserve. 10. 3 5 2 23 24 8 Ruabon Albions. 8 2 4 8 17 26 6 St .Martins. 7 2 4 1 10 25 5 Ellesmere Rangers 7 1 5 1 9 24 3 Vron St 7 1 5 1 8 26 3 THE COMBINATION. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PT3 Chirk 15 10 2 ;3 oo 14 23 Wrexham 12 9 1 2 46 19 20 Druids 14 7 4 3 27 20 17 Bnngor 9 4 4 1 15 18 9 Newtown 10 4 5 1 24 30 9 Aberystwyth 9 3 4 2 17 22 8 Oswestry United. 10 2 6 2 19 23 C Birkenhead 7 2 4 1 12 16 5 Rhyl 8 1 4 3 13 23 5 Llandudno Swifts.. 10 0 8 2 14 37 2 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Iron-Bridge 6 5 0 1 14 5 11 Singleton & Cole's. 8 5 2 1 32 12 11 Bridgnorth 8 3 3 2 22 23 8 Newport 8 3 4 1 14 16 7 Wem 9 2 4 3 10 23 7 St. George's United 6 2 2 2 12 16 6 Stafford C.C 6 3 3 0 22 12 6 Welshpool United.. 7 1 6 0 9 28 2 -+-
FRIENDLY MATCHES. R.W.W. (NEWTOWN) v. BISHOP'S CA!TLZ.-These teams met in a Vriendly match on the ground of the Newtown Club on Saturday afternoon before a poor gate. The Warehousemen soon soored two goals, and this was followed by one for the visitors which was very well earned. The second-half was stubbornly contested, and the Warehousemen added another goal, and eventually won a very pleasant game by 3 goals to 1. Mr T Evans was the referee. ABERAYRON V. SOUTH CARDIGANSHIRE.— Played on the ground of the fotmer on Monday last. In the initial half the home team pressed and the visiting defenders had a busy time but kept their charge intact, and at half-time no goals had been scored. On resuming the scratch eleven made a rush for the Aberayron goal and Jenkins headed through a fine centre from R C Price, who shortly after added a second. The homesters then pressed and J F 0 Lewis in goal made some verv smart saves. The ball was got away, and after some smart work No 3 was rushed through. A penalty kick was awarded the homesters shortly after, bat the custodian further distinguished him- self by fisting it away and the game ended-South Cardiganshire 3 goals, Aberuyron 0. LONDON WELSH RESERVES V GR^SHAM.—London IVelsh Reserves eceived a check to their victorious oareer on Saturday, when they opposed Gtesham in the divisional final of the Middlesex Junior Cup, on the Jatter's ground at Lee. The Welsh team- with one or two eXCeptiOTIS-WaS the same as that which has done duty for them so well this season. From the kick-off GreBham commenced to press, Rud for the first few minutes play was entirely in the visiting Then the Welsh forwards brok" away, aaa a t)eautiful, shot from Foulkes Roberts just struck the post. Continuing the attack, R jerlt38 tested the croalke(-per with a hot shot, but he was equal to the occasion, and a combined run hy the Grosham forwards ended in Auhtou putting the ball past Jenkins. This put the visitors on their mettle, and for some time the Gresham defence had a warm time of it. From one of Owen Owen'H chnracteristic centres, the Welsh seemed certain to score, hut Crane saved at the expense of a corner. This was safely cleared, and mid-field play followed. Half-time arrived with Groaham leading by 1-0. Play in the second half was of a very warizi character, first one side and then the other claiming an advantage. Femlkes Roberta went off with a rush, but Di Jones failed to convert his centre. Several corners fell to the Welsh, but they were unable to score, and just before time Gre"ham put on auother goal. The visitors played up desperately, but they had to retire beaten by 2-0. The play throughout was v"ry fast. The sodden condition of the ground had a lot to,do with the Welsh defeat. Gresham being- a much heavier team were able to use their weipht with to4iing effect on the slippery ground. Fox, baudy Junes and Owen Owen were the pick of the visitors.
SHROPSHIRE MAYORS' CHARITY CUP. CHIRK T WREXHAM. On the ground of the latter on Saturday in the semi-final tie for this Cup, when a good game ended in favour of Chirk by one goal to nil. DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. v CnlRK RESEKVE v WREXHAM RESERVE. At Chirk on Saturday, when the homesters won bv 2 goals to nil, which was the score at half-time.
THE WELSH SENIOR CUP. FOURTH ROUND. ABERYSTWYTH v NEWTOWN. These teams met at Aberystwyth on Saturday before one of the biggest crowds that the officials hayp handh-d r<lr a long time. The teams were made I. ui the following ulavel's: CJ ABERYSTWYTH. Goal, Ruose; backs, C Parry and G Evan? half. backs, W Jones, J H Edwards and D M Evans; forwards, A Green, Whelan, Marshall, Barson, and James. Linesman, Mr J C Rea. NEWTOWN. v S?1' .A Edwards J backs, E Rees aud M Pilot: alf-backs, A Swettenham, E Davies, and E ^organ forwards, J G Miller, G Latham, W Parrv, if °fms' a°d A Withers. Linesman, Mr E Evans' Referee, Mr J Davies, Wrexham. "1 L L me Homesters kicked off and were at once dangerous to the Newtown defence, a foul being given against Latham for leaping at the ball. Parry took the kick and drove the ball over the goal. Marshall met the ball from the kick-off and headed it back but Rees cleared and Withers raced off forcing Parry to concede a corner. The men now warmed to their work in grand style and there was not a moment's rest. Up and down the field, now in the centre, now on the wings, the play went on in ding-dong fashion. Still the game went on neither side making any very brilliant move, but it was all through real Cup form, the men showing excellent grit and the excitement and interest amongst the spectators sustained without a pause. liit; game WAS rot, up to this time, marked by any rough play, and '.he spectators were oftentimes irritated by what they considered the unnecessary interference of the referee seeing that the players themselves did nor, complain. It was noticeable that the Newtown forwards whiist play- ing with that gallant dash which has always b,'n a leacne of their play laid them- selves op"n to attack and muddled one or t'vr, fine rmsiauirhts when the men had wheeled i!lf", line, br fiodiintr with the ball instead of send- ing it flying across the wings. They did not how- ever fail owinsr to any cinoisiness on their part, rather was their failure due to the sharp work of the halves of the home te;, in. and here it should be stated with all earnestness that Aberystwyth won the match hy the grand and never ceasing attacks on the Newtown forwards' play by J H Edwards, the home captain. No man on the ground played i so sterling a game. The hall-backs of any team are not usually given their due. On Saturday, how- ever, it was a game of half-bocks and forwardq, and the home halves beat the Newtown forwards, whilst the Newtown halves, with Teddy DavieH, Archie Swettenham, and Morgan, working for all they were worth, failed to stop the irresistible rushes of Whelan, Green, and Marshall. The score would certainly have been higher were it not for the fact that Barsou and James were a weak point in the home attack. Of the defence generally Newtown men showed up well, Rees bringing into use all his trickery gained by manv years of experience. He was ably seconded by Pilot, and Edwards in goal saved all shots sent in, the one which got through being the result of a scrimmage, in which a goalkeeper never gets a fair I chance. Oswald James was the lucky man who scored for Aberystwyth, but the credit of the whole thing was due to Whelan, who showed really good form just when the Newtown goal fell. He was ab:y seconded by A Green, and when the ball fell in front of the Newtown goal it seemed as if there was a misunderstanding by the defence and before they pulled themselves together the ball was through. This brought the game near to the interval and it, was a narrow shave of being a drawn game at that period, for following on the scoring of the goal a combined attack by the Newtown men on Aberystwyth goal gave Roose an anxious five minutes. The second half was well contested, the Newtown forwards striving heroically to get quits, in particular was Miller singled out for loud ap- plause from the spectators. W Parry was not keen enough to sec the value of getting his men into the front of goal without doing anything to endanger the attack, ar-d on one or two occasions an indiscreet charge of an opponent stopped the attack and Aberystwyth were given a free kick. Latham and Withers were not up to the mark whilst R Morris lack of size told very much against him. He was certainly very clever in some cf his work but for a diminutive chap like Morris to attack C Parry with any hope of success appears superfluous. Roose kept, goal with his usual fire but i hn home bucks oi l r.ot appear to net the ball a#"? j^oclean as they have been doing. Right up to the <"•( of time Newtown fought hard '-here was no fur.king, and the defence of the home' eleven wrs throughout, all this sustained attack as steady as a rock ;j by the indomitable and ener- getic home capmin. The result of the match brings Aberysr.wfth to the semi-final, and there were plenty on the field who prophesied that thev would B-'> the fi^J bnt before this can be done heavier men mnt. be found for the left-wing. A Machynlleth correspondent writes:—The "great fite" to which I alluded Jast week came off an Saturday. It is a well-known fact, that there is no love lost between the football teams of Newtown and Aberystwyth. The words" How pleasant a thing it-is for brethren to dwell together in unity have no force in the teams above mentioned, and do not apply to the football enthusiasts of these towus. The energy of brotherly love is being preserved for legs and loins, and there was plenty of it exhibited on the Vicarage Field On Saturday. A large number of would-be internationals left Machynlleth with me on Saturday, and the train was well packed, and if the Cambrian officials at Oswestry or Welshpool had had an ounce of common sense aud gnmtion about them they would have put on two or three extra coaches, instead of making the train much smaller than usual, and so compelling gentlemen—like myself for instance—to be cooped up in a corner with a lot of infirm old ladies with big egg baskets and over-loquacious working men with ribbed trousers aud ten sized boots, who would insist upon express- ing to you their views of the war, and take jealous care to smoke and fumigate you with delightful shag, and the windows all shut for fear of giving' the old lady a "could." It was an experience I don't wish to have again. I arrived at Aberyst- wyth at last, and having given myself a right good long stretch, after having been ccopei up like a h<m in a basket, and made tracks at once for the Vici rage Fieid, being one of many scores of pilgriuH wending their way to the land of promise. The gi "rets" at the entrance eyed me with a wee bit of suspicion, I thought, but I soon set their minds at rest, and I was politely and kindly directed to the "reporters' gallery," but in that the sanitary surroundings of that "shanty" are not over sweet in odour, I declined the generous offer and preferred to stand on the bob" side of the ground, and take my notes accordingly. The game started very punctually, and the town end of the ground was not altogether a'model bit of turf for classy football. To begin with, the homesters were playing up-hill, although by no means were they playing an up-hi:] game. Of foot- ball, iti-ictly speaking, there was next to none-- usually the case in Cup ties-the main point at these contests being chiefly to get a goal by hook or by crook, by rush or by push, anything to win the match. Now this is not as it ought to be and f was delighted to see that the referee was as smart as a needle, alt hough several little shady movements escaped his observation. The game started in a lively fashion, and the Newtown citadel was often it; danger, but Edwards was on the alert, and urn tn be caught napping. The Newtown forwards were if anything, smarter on the baD and were not so easily robbed as the home quintette. Then the home goal would have a shave and Roose fisted out two very nasty shots from the Newtown right-wing Miller being very dangerous, a heavy manand very speedy when once on the trot. Some loose play on behalf of the home forwards and halves very nearly brought their downfall. Fouls were much too frequent and the home forwards were playing a very poor, ragged, and disjointed game. 1 never saw Green playing so poorly, but his place is out- side and not inside-right, and I was glad to find him in his old place in the second half. If it were not for the gallant defence of Parrv, Evans, and Edwards things would have looked black for Aber- ystwyth. By and by a spurt was made by the home string. Whelan, the got posses- sion and ran up well and after a, lot of loose fiddling with the ball drove across the visitors' goal- mouth. Oswald James had only to touch the leather and first blood was drawn for Aberystwyth. The game restarted and Newtown all hut "scored a marvellous escape for Aberystwyth. Newtown were playing now very pluckily and deserved to score, but the home defence was sound as a, rock. Half-time came as a mighty relief to both sides, for the pace had been hot although Lhe play was poor in trie extreme. during the interval the players were given a big long-necked glass bottle to suck and it evidently contained something nice. The second half commenced, and Marshall, the home centre-forward, had a spleudid opening,' but made a mess of it. Oswald Jones had two open- ings, but he likewise made a mess of it. I suppose it was the mud. For charity's sake we will allow it was so, although it would require a jolly big cloak of charity to cover the rottenness of the play of the Aberystwyth forwards last Saturday afternoon. Marshall had another opening, with not a soul near him, but wide went the ball, to the disgust of many ontitegroiirid. Newtown made one ugly sweep later ou, and ail but scored. Foulst were frequent and limping became the graceful order of the dav. The game-a very tame one-ended in a win for Aberystwyth by one goal to nil. Aberystwyth probably desired to win, although the credit must be given iii tot,)" to the halves and backs, and not to the forwards. And now a word or two before I wind up, on the players of both sides. The two best men on the field were Charlie Parry, the home right full-back, and S-wettenham, the Newtown right. haIf-a beautiful player. Next to thes" two would come the Aberystwyth skipper, J H Edwards, and the Aberystwyth left full-back, George Evans, as plucky and safe a little player as ever donned a jersey. When the home goal would be in danger, frail puuy and fragile Charlie Parry would utter his peculiar war-whoop, and swooping down on the bail he would clear amid cheers. On the other hand it should be retrernberd that his partner-little Evans-had more to do than Parry, because the attack was much stronger from the Newtown right than the lefu. Evans had to tackle Aliller and Swettenhaun-and these two are not exactly children-and right pluckily did Evans tackle and relieve time after time. As for John Henry, the home skipper, he did the work of any two men on the field, although he is not quite I so speedy as he used to be. His heading was fine, and his partners on the wings gave valuable help. As for the forwards, I have no praise for them, they don't deserve it. Whelan is much too fat, and is not speedy nor tricky. Barson sadly lacks resource and stamina. Marshall disappointed me verv mnch; he used to play a nice, cool, and determined game. A Green on the right-wing did much better in the second half, but he played a very weak game all through, and his partner was no better. Oswald James is a nice little player, but is not strong enough. Roose did an that was required of him. Now for Newtown, a strong plucky team, but rough. The best man in the team is the right-half, who plays without show, and is equal to any two of the forwards. I thought the left-back sounder than his burly partner, who was not very popular with the "mob." A" a team they were much more tricky and speedy than Aberystwyth, and as I said before, the credit of the day is due to the back divisions on both sides. The defence was superb, Edwards did very well in goal, and compared favourably with Rcose, there was nothing to choose between them. The Aberystwyth forwards will have to improve, if they hope to figure in the final. ». OSWESTRY UNITED v. RHYL. This tie was played at Oswestry on Saturday before a good gate ard in nice weather. The ground was in a very fair condition. Mr Townsend, Newtown, had charge of the teams, which were as follows:- OSWRSTRY UNITED. Goal, G Davies; backs, Lloyd and Watkins; half-backs, Barratt, Beubow, and T Griffiths; right- wing, WelJings and T Davies; left-wing, Parry and Goodrich; centre, Chisholm. Linesman, Mr H Roberts. RHYL. Goal, Campbell; backs, H Jones and V Jones; half-backs, Barker, Vaughan and Middleton I forwards, Thomas, Matthews, Parry, Hall and W Jones. Linesman, Mr W Jones. Oswestry was first to become dangerous. Chisholm and Davies, having beaten the backs, looked as if they would surely score, but they got in each other's way, and Campbell cleared at the expense of a corner, which gave no advantage. The home right-wing was next in evidence, H Jones transferring the play when Vaughan sent in a good shot which Lloyd met, Davies having a pop at goal, but Campbell was on the qui viva. Lloyd having mis-kicked, Hall got in but Davies easily dealt with his shot. "A free-kick to RTiyl relieved the pressure on the home goal, but it, was only momentary, a fine bit of passing by Parry and Matthews being spoiled by M Watkins. From this T Parry secured and sent over to the home right, and after nice pnssing amongst the forwards Good- rich gave to T Parry who scored a beauty from long range after a quarter of tin hour's play. The visiting left broke away, Barratt clearing, and Beubow shooting a trifle wide. Rhyl again got away, Lloyd robbing Parry close in. A free-kick and hands to Rhyl gave them an advantage and Davies was called upon. He was tackled and let the ball slip but he recovered just in time and cleared. Tho Rhyl backs, who played a grand game, were now hard pressed. There was aa exciting tussle in front of goal, but, the visiting defence held their own, and Benbow eventually sent wide. A smart run by the visitors' rÏ!Jlt was broken up by G-riffithfl, and Goodrich and T Parry put in splendid work which enabled Davies to shooL in, Campbell bringing off a grand save. Rhyl right then broke nway and Middleton sent wide. After a splendid individual run by Goodrich T Parry centred aud a scrimmage followed in front I of the Rhyl goal, Davies having hard lines in sending slightly over the cross bar. The game continued last and exciting, but the play was, more in favour of the homesters, who experienced bad luck in not increasing the score. Rhyl made a determined effort t(iJ break the home defence, but Lloyd and Watkins were in splendid term and kicked strongly. Following a free-kick to Oswestry another tussle took place before the Riivl goal, but a foul against Oswestry tranferred play, Davies having to haudle, the ball being returned wide from the right. A corner fell to the United, but this was cleared after some pressure. The visitors then looked dangerous, but Barrat,t relieved the position and the interval arrived with the score: Oswestry 1 goal, Rhyl 0. On resuming Oswestry played ten men, Griffiths J not appearing for some time owing to something being wrong with his knee. Davies called upon Campbell who again cleared well. From Good- rich's centre Davies headed in and H Jones gave a corner, but from this the Rhyl left broke away and looked dangerous, Lloyd putting into touch. Wel- lings was conspicuous for a splendid centre, which Campbell caught and threw away, Watkins stopping the right wing. From a free-kick to Oswestry, Wellings sent behind. Rhyl now pegged away in a very determined manner and the home defence was kept busy, Davies having to haudle. The ball travelled repeatedly from one end to the other. T Parry put in a grand shot and Campbell saved by falling ou his knees. He was a capital custodian and saved many difficult shots. Welliugs secured a corner, but Oswestry could not break through and once more Rbyl weie aggressive, the ball remaining in Oswestry terri- tory for some time, but the halves and backs worked hard and Davies was not troubled. Good- rich transferred play and Campbell was again tested by Parry, but he cleared and the visitors' left broke away finely, Lloyd having to put the ball in touch. Some of the homesters shewed siglJs of fag and were a little bit loose in their play Rhyl pressed and about seven minutes from time Lloyd gave a corner. This was nicely placed in goal and in the scrim- mage the ball crossed the line, though Barratt shot it out. The referee, however, promptly blew I his whistle and awarded a ;10al. Oswestry tried hard to get the lead but could not, and the game ended, Oswestry 1 goal; Rhyl I goal.
WELSH FOOTBALL COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held at Chester on Wednesday evening. The draw for the semi-fina! for senior cup was as follows --Cartirct-von v Aber- ystwyth, at Oswestry on Feb 17; referee, Mr R T Gotigh, Oswestry; linesmen, Messrs A Thomas. Druios, and J Hannaby, Johnstown. Druids v Oswestry, at Chirk on March 10th; referee, Mr R Roberts. Crewe linesmen, Messrs J P Owen, Chirk, and T J Pugh, Newtown. International matches were fixed as follows -.—Ireland v Wales, at Llan- dudno, on February 24th; England v Wales, at Cardiff, on March 26th. Kick-off at 3-30 in each instance.
WELSHPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB. FIXTURES. Tile following is a corrected list of fixtures of the the above club :— January27 Bridrnorth, L Avv Februarv 3 4th Round Weduesburv Cup. » 10 Iron-Bridge, t .„. Away n —i 24 Ellesmere Home March 3 5th Round Wednesbnry Cup. —-— 10 ..——— » 17 Newtovvn Away „ 24 Wem, i, Away 31 Stafford Christ Church, L Home April 7 Oswestry United Home >> 13 Aston Templars Home » 14 Bi-idgnorth, T, non-ie 21 '—— L denotes Shropshire and District League. -+-
GALLANT ACT OF BRAVERY BY A BERRIEW BOY. A very interesting ceremony took place in the hall of the Victoria Schools, Fenartb, on Monday when the cel tificate and bronze medal of the lloval Humane Society were presented to W H Berin, apprentice 00 board the ship Laomene, of Liver- pool (Captain Hughes). Mr Sani Thomas, dock- master, Penarth, who acted as chairman, in intro- ducing young Uevan, explained to the visitors and scholars the incidents which led to this presenta- tion. On the night of January 2nd a man passing along the Penarth Dock lost his footing and feil into the water. Sevan, who was washing himsolf en board sh:p at. the time, upon hearing the cries of the drowning man sprang ashore, and, although from the top of the quay wall it was almost im- possible to see the man, the lad plunged into the water and supported him until help arrived. The chairman brought the matter before the Royal Humane Society, with the result that they decided to award the bronze medal and their certificate for life saving to Bev&.n. It was thought, the chairman explained, that if the presentation were made before the scholars of the day school it might encourage them to strive to learn swimming, especially since the school board have made arrangements for the ohildren to attend the local swimming baths. Mr Thomas then formally pre- sented the lad with the certificate and u-iedal.- Bevan, who was received with ringing cheers, modestly rc-plied.-The visitors, including Captain Hughes and the lad's shipmates, were eitertained at the close of the ceremony by the lady teachers of the school.
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SERIOUS ASSAULT ON A SERVANT. A GUILSFIELD FARMER HEAVILY FIXED. At the office of the Clerk of the Peace (Mr G D Harrison) on Wednesday, before the Mayor plr D Jones) and Colonel Twyford, George E Evans, farmer, Moelygarth, Guilsfield, was charged by his housekeeper, Elizabeth Jones, with assault, on Jan 22nd. Mr Pryce Yearsley defended. -Complainant said she had been employed by defendant as house- keeper for nearly three years. On Monday night about ten o'clock defendant returned from Welsh- pool, accompanied by two gypsies and wife. -niat Defendant asked her to draw cider for them but she replied that it was time for all tidy people to be abed, and that she was not going down the cellar at that hocr for anyone. Eventually, how- ever, she fetched them three small jugs full, and having drunk their share, the gypsies left for their tent, which they had pitched in an adjoining field. She then got defendant his supper and afterwards went upstairs to bed. Defendant followed her into her bedroom, and to avoid him she went into the room of another servant, by name Sam Jones. Defendant, however, was not cheated by this. He came into the room, caught her by the hair, and threw her to the floor where he pommeled her about the face and neck. Sam Jones seeing de- fendant abusing her, asked him to desist but made no active effort to prevent the assault from contin- uing. The lamp which had illumined the room going out at this stage, the defendant left her alone. She then went downstairs and defendant followed her. This would be about 10-30. She went outside and found Jones waiting for her in the field. Both of them went in search of tho police field. Both of them went in search of tho police constable at Guilsfield, she afterwards proceeding to the house of her cousin, John Jones, a waggoner, in the employ of Captain Myttou. Next day she journed with the constable to Welsh pool where she laid information of the assault before a magistrate. Cross-examined by Mr Yearsley She did not see defendant bring a knife upstairs. She admitted that defendant had a perfect right to bring strangers into his own house and give them refresh- ments. The gypsies were not strangers to her. Defendant treated her in the manner she had described without any provocation. It was not a fact that she used a knife to her master, nor did she hit him with a poker. On a previous occasion though she had struck him with a stool. She did not offer the other servant a sovereign to say that defendant threatened her with the kuife, though she did offer him a sovereign to appear in Court and gwe evidence as to the assault. The defendant's face was not bespatcered with blocd.- Sam Jones, waggoner to defendant, said about 10 o'clock on Monday night, whilst he was in bed. complainant, shouting "Sam," entered his room. She was followed by defendant. In her hand com- plaiuanthad a knife with which she struck defend- ant: on the side of the head. Both struggled violently by the side of his bed. He saw blood on I his employer's face and also on complainant's. He did not see defendant knock complainant. He at once threw on some clothes and went out leaving them still fighting. That night he gave informa- tion to the police- By Mr Yearsley: The knife complainant used was found in the room the following morniug. The lamp, by the light of I which the struggle t.ouk place, was brought into the room by defendant. Complainant offered him a sovereign if he would swear that tne knife was in the defendant's and net in her hsno. He did not hear any quarrelling between the parties before he went to bed that night. Complainant joined him about five minutes after he left, the house.— P C. Jones, Guilsfield, said about 11-20 ou Monday night he received information from the comolaiwant and the last witness regarding the assault. As soon as possiblu he had complainant's face, which was in an awfuj state and covered with blood, washed. The hair pins in her head were bent all ways. She complained of pains in her neck. The following afternoon he took her to Wf.lshpool. When charged defendant, whom he and P.C. \v illiatns anested, made no reply, t>1tt in subsequent conversation alleged that complainant had drawn a knife across his facc,. !it- Yearsley then addressed the Bench.—The defendant was sworn, aud said that ou the evening of the day in question he came home from Welshpool with some friends. He requested complainant to draw them some cider, but she made a fiass about it. In the end, however, she did get them the cider, and, having drunk some, the gypsies went out. Afterwards complainant began to quarrel with him about the cider. He went upstairs with a lamp in his hand, and whilst going the complainant drew a, knife acioss his face. Until she struck him with the knife he had not touched her.—Tne Bench con- sidered the case proved, and imposed a fine of R.10 and costs lis 6d. -+-
FORDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. Present Mr E R James (vice-chairman), pre- siding, Mr A C Humphreys-Owen, M.P., Rev J Sawer, Messrs F Roper, J Piyce Jones, F Langford. E Davies, J Whittaker, 1) Gittins and Thomas Hotchkiss, with the clerk Mr C S Pryce. THE REPRESENTATION OF WELSFLPOOL. Mr Roper said that at the last meeting he brought forward a question respecting the repre- sentation of Welshpool for poor law purposes. The Chairman then thought the matter of such importance that notice of motion was imperative. There was such a small attendance of members, however, on the present occasion that he should prefer to further adjourn his proposition to the next Board, the Cl-i-k in the meantime to look up the legal aspects of the case. They would request the County Council to make the necessary alter- I ations to effect the division of the parish of Welshpool into four wards for Guardian as for Municipal purposes. He had been informed that the County Council had the power to comply with his motion.—The Clerk remarked that there Ws no doubt of the County Council having the power to make the necessary alterations.—The Chairman hoped that, before the matter came before the i'.ofird, the, Welshpool Town Council would exoress their opinion on the matter.—The motion was then deterred to the next meeting. GIFTS FOR THE INMATES. The Master (Mr Dowries), reported the receiot of rhe following presents for the inmates :—Miss Howell, Rhiewport: Half pound of cake for each person, two ounces of tobacco for each smoker, quarter pound of tea and one pound of sugar for every woman and non-smoker, and sweets for the children. Mrs Salter, Welshpool: 14 pairs of woollen^ cuffs. Miss Wilding, Montgomery, and Mrs H Smith, Welshpool Magazines and papers. —The various donors were thanked for their kindness.
SORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK. INCREASED DIVIDEND. The sixty-fourth annual meeting of the share- holders of the North and South Wales Bank Ltd., was held on Tuesday it, the L'IW Association B.oOOls Cook street, Mr T Brocklebank. chairman of directors, presiding over a numerous attendance.— The. Chairman said they were met toge-her that day under circumstances very different from those prevailing for many years past, as evidenced by their balance-sheet and report, which he thought an ideal one. On the 30th December last their finances were in exact correspondence with the idea! the directors had constantly before them- so they could judge for themselves whether the bank was in a satiafactory position from the direc- tors point of view. t,,t,al av,il:tl)l(. fulldi exceeded the large sum of ten millions by Z176,000, which ite hoped they, would have reached at thj same, time last year. From tbis ho rlcduced three facts. First-, that the country is prosperous- sec,)ud, ttiit the business of the bank is on the increase; and third, that the confidence of the public in their institution was in no way diminished (hear, hear). The average Bank of England rate of discount for the year was R,3 14s lid, against. £ 3 4s lid for 1898 and P,2 12 9d for 1897; and as the rate was to a considerable exteut effective in the money market, the margin of profits for banks was more satisfactory thau had been the case in recent years. The total resources were well over ren millions, of which the immediately available assets, consisting of cash in hand, bills, and securities, the very best they could buy, amoanted to L5,905,0,00, or 64 pe:' cent, of our liabilities to the public, as against only 61 4-5th last year. Their investments have increased by about £ 200,000, so that they have now a considerable sum yielding a good arid fixed i rate of interest to fall back upon as a source of income. Their deposits went up to the highest point they ever reached last September, and were then S-433,000 more than they were thin time last year. It was additional evidence of tho flourishing condition of the country and the continued pOpll- lanty of the bank. The gross profits continue to grow, and so, he was sorry to say, did our expenses. But this was inevitable with the growth of the bank, for comparing the last ten years, in 1890 they had 54 branches and eleven sub-branches, now we have 68 and 17 respectively. In 1890 we employed 318 officers, who carried out 3,679,599 transactions; now 408 officers, who manage, with the usual energy which has always characterised the employers of the bank to put through no fev, o than 5,613,826 transactions (applause). We had J opened sub-branches at; Old Colwyn and Lower Bebington.^ It may interest them to know that with the patriotic feeling that is now passing over the country, two of the staff had volunteered for service m South Africa, and the directors had agreed to pay half their salaries during their absence and to keep their positions open until they return. Vfe formallv move the adoption of the report and balance (applause). Mr Joseph Beausire (deputy chairman) seconded the motion, which was at once adopted — £ 4,000 was placed at, the disposal of the Directors as remuneration for the current year.—The Auditors were re-appointed, and the thanks of the Share- holders was passed to the managers and other officers of the bank which Mr i Rowknd Hashes acknowledged. ° -+-
Ch. To COKKKSPONDKNTS. C»)IWUM«'W I'or t'r. :f J <j)bwmri shculd be addreysed to the Edito-r. nod J triust be tVTt tfeti upon one *'id& of the paper on • They should in all cases be accompanied by the name and nddres or" the sender. not Kit.y u-r publication but as a guarantee of good (nith. LLANERFYL PARISH COUNCIL. To the Editor of the COUNTY TIMES. Sir,-I believe it would be but justice OIl the part of the Chairman of this Council to explain how and m what way the Council spends the parish money. I think it is a matter or great iroponance to the puolic to know how their contributions are dealt witu. In fact we know that public money is at times spent wilfully. In the first instance what reason is there for some two or three persons collecting together, and spending three or four hours at a time in a room well wfirmed np with fire and light simply for the sake of haviug a chat, ? Yes, I say at the expense of the ratepayers. This P.C. wants the ratepayers to believe that they have done much lately in the wav of repairing and re- moving footpaths. I should like to know if the Council was within their jurisdiction when they were so acting. Perhaps the Chairman for the time being wili kindly let the ratepayers of Llaner- fyl know through the medium of your valuable journai something about the changing the site of the footpath on Ffridd-y-Drum, also on whose ground they had the stones to repair the road from Diosg to Penyrwttra. Also 1 ask is there anv justi- fication for spending the public money on work that is not lawful. Who, I ask the chairman, gave the Council authority to change the site of the path on Fridd-y-Drum. OLD FARMER, -————.
TO THE WORKING PARTY FOR THE SOLDIERS. To the Editor of the COUNTY TJJIES. SIR,—1 am anxious to render my warmest thanks to all the kind friends in Welshpool and Guilsfield who gave their kind assistance in making up warm clothes for our gallant soldiers and also to those who so liberally contributed towards buying the materials. A large bundle of shirts, pygamas, socks,I&c., were sent to the 2nd Batt S. W. Bor(lei-e.-s. I have received a telegram from the Officer Com- manding ^expressing his very gratefnl thanks. I intend sending a. number of shirts and vests to the Imperial Yeomanry now at Welshpool. I shall he very pleased to continue the work party if anyone feels disposed to work for our soldiers and sailors. There ii a small balance over from the last collec- tion but it is absolutely necessary to have more money, therefore will those who intend continuing kindly send their names and the amount they will subscribe to Mrs Salter, Berriew Street, Welshpool. -Yours faithfully, E L MYTTOX. Subscription list:—Lady row is, £ 5; A Prvce Esq,, £ 3;^ PA Beck, Esq., £ 1; Mrs Myttou. £ 1; Mrs Coiling and .Miss Davidson, 10s; Mrs Beck I 5s; Miss Mytton, 5s; sums under 5s, £3 3s 6cl total, £ 14 3s 6d. j 1
THE GIRL WHO WAS A QUEEN. Great Yarmouth has this year had an unprece. dented season, and a herring fishing that has bearen the lecord, and, take it all round, has been having a real good time. Miss Rosa Cox, of 35, Rodney road, daughter of Mr J H Cox, a well-kncwn fishing boat-owner aud merchant, whom her mother called "a Queen to a local reporter, has enjoyed the bet- ter times ill a manner Colling for special mention, and her history has appeared in the Yarmouth Inde- pendent. Tripping with all the alertness of good health into her- father's drawing-room, Miss Cox brightly, and with a smile, told an interesting story, which is given below in her own words For a very long time," she said, I suffered aruomia and cnronic indigestion, with pains across the chest, and all about me. I got into such a state than I dared not fasten my clothes, for I could not bear them to touch me. I lost my appetite and became so depressed that I used to come home sobbing, and I thought! should have to give up altogether." Miss Cox, we may state, is now actively employed in one of the largest drapery establishments in Yarmouth. Continuing lie,, narrative, Miss Cox said The pains cut me like a knife. I couldn't even bear to go to the front door, the air hurt me so much. A doctor attended me, but I got no better. Pinching my cheeks, he said, I never saw any like yours.' Yon look remarkably well now," the reporter observed with perfect sincerity what brought about the chancre for flin ° IL.. Well," was the reply, I had heard a great deal about Dr Williams' pink pills for Dale people, but I had at/ much faith, because 1 had tried so 'many medicines, aud they had not done me any tTood However, my mother wrote and asked for advice; I was advised to take some of Dr Williams' pink pill, as similar cases to my own had been cured bv this medicine. I must tell you that- I took several boxes before I felt any great benedt, but. now I feel l like a different persou entirely. I got so much bet- tel- thit 1 stopped taking Dr Williams' pink pills for a time, but 1 decided to begin attain, to muke sure of pennalJeut cure, and even now take them occa- sionally. I have taken eleven boxes in all." "She is a Queen compared with what she was," the mother, who was present during the interview, gratefully exclaimed. Such cases as this—case3 where sickly, languid girls, without colour or energy, and weak, nervous men, who seemed as if they would never be very strong, have been transformed by I)r lVi i liains' pizak pills—may be heard of in every neighbourhood. New blood iu every (lose-that is what they give; and with this new blood which is new life, coursing through the veins, inflenza and coughs, which might have been the beginning of consumption, disappear the fortified system throws off rheumatism, sciatica, St Vitas' dance, fltp, and other nervous diseases; threatened paralysis is kept at bay, and the system leains to utilise its food so that liver sluggishness, indigestion, backache, and the ailments of ladies vanish, To avoid substitutes, winch can do no good, bear in mind that it is Dr Williams' pink pills yon want and if dishonest people try to push sub- stitutes upon you, send direct, enclosing price, two shillings and ninepence a box, or thirteen and iiiue- pence for six boxes, to Dr Williams' Medicine Com- pany, Hoiboru Viaduct, London. These pills are a tonic, tho only tonic that does not derauge digestion. They are not a purgative. I
LLANGURIG. PARISH CHURCH.—Owing to the indisposition of the Vicar, who is laid up with an attack of bron- chitis, the services were held last Sunday in the Church House. Air Ctiiircii vva,i-deci "ea(i tiie service morning and oveuing and sermons were delivered by Mr Robert Jarrnan. Glanbidno, who is a student at Ystradwoirig School. The services were well attended and tho qualified preacher ac- quitted himself well. FOR OUR SOLDIERS. — About a dozen helmets have been made by Mrs Hughes and Chorl- tou, The Vicarage, and forwarded to the proper quarter. Mr J R Pryse, jan., Pautdrain, who has volunteered and joined the County Yeomanry, was the lecipient of a helmet and a substantial com- forter, woven with wool cf the orthodox colour and we trust he will acquit himself nobly. He carries with him the hearty good wishes of a wide cirole of friends. THE LONDON WATER -The report of the Royal Commission just receivbd will be plea. sant reading to the majority of the inhabitants of this parish, who dreaded the prospects of seeinc our lovely viiluge transformed into a huge resei" voir. A few others, however, would welcome the -n" adopticu of the scheme. Tije COnitnissioners' re- port has been anxiously waited for many months. As the Commissioners appear to have set their faces against the scheme for procuring an adequate supply of water from Wales on the ground of ex. pense, the parishioners will doubtless breU-he freely once again. Bat all fears will not have been dissipated until the London County Council, Water Bill will be finally disposed of in Parlia- ment.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All. Druggists refund the money if it fails to curs. 1/1. The genuine is stamped L. B. Q. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. CHEAP WEEK-END EXCURSION TICKETS Are now issued on EVERT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TO ♦Birmingham, *T7olverIiamptori, Walsall, Peterborough, *Leicester. *Derby *Burton-on-Trent, ^Stafford, *Coventry, Manchester, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Hr<ddersfieJd, Liver. pool, Birkenhead, Wigan, and Warriiao,- ton, from Oswestry, Llanymynech, LlanfylJin, Montgomery Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Towyn Bar. mouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Pcrtmadoc, Penrhyn. deudraeth, Criccieth. and Pwllheli. SIMILAR TICKETS ARZ A LSO ISSUED From Aberystwyth, Borih, Aberdovey, Towyn Barmoutb, Dolgellev, Harlech, !'eurhyndendraeth 'I Portmadoc, Criccieth, and t'w: I heli, to" SHREWS L"I; y x.icke;'8 to lieso stations ;re not issued from u eishpooi. EXTENDE D AR i.i AN G- EME NTS FOR THE IS-,L-b; of, TOURIST TICKETS FROM CAMBRIAN STATIONS To THE VARIOUS HEALTH R H'SORTS IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND. ARE NOW IX OPERATION. For full particulars see Tourist Programmes, which may be had at all stations. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, CHEAP WEEK-END & hi DAYS, TICKETS Will be issued from Liverpool, Manchester Stock. port, Chester, Lrewe, Stafford, Shrewsbury, Brad. ford, Leeds, Oidham, Hudderdield, Halifax, Roch. dale, Wakefield, Biackburn, Cborley, Accrington, Burnley, Bolton, Wiga-n, Preston Leicester, Derby, Burton, S'oke, Burslem, Hanley Birkenhead, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wed- nesbury, Walsall, Peterborough, Northampton, Hull, Sheffield, Barnsley, &c.. to Oswestry, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, Welshpool, Montgomery, Newtown, Llanid- loes, Machynlleth, Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Portmadoc, Criccieth, & Pwllheli! CHEAP WEEK END TiCKETS (Friday and Saturday to Monday or Tuesday) will be issued on EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Also 14 DAYS' EXCURSION TICKETS From nearly all Cambrian inland Stations, to Machynlleth, Borth, Aberystwyth. Aber- dovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, tortmpdoc, Oi'iCt'it;th,aijd Pwllheli, also to Rhayader, Bailth Wells, & Brecon/' E\ ERY THURSDAY and SATURD17 i1.1 JANUARY, FULL-DAY & HALF-DAY uSit ^IU:ST TXCKJ?]TiS vvi!' h,! '"ssaed to LIVER. <>OL (Lime Street, Edge Hill, Spellow, or Walton), via Whitehurch and Crewe, and tc SEACOMBE, via Ellesmere, Wrexham, and HawaHen Bridge; and to MANCHESTER (Lou- don Road), as under :—From Oswestry, iiii day at 8 40 a.m. and half-day at 11 60 a.m. and 1 55 p.m. (vta Whitchurch and Crewe), from Ellesmere at 9 0 a.m for full day, and 12 5 and 2 15 p.m. for half-day; to Seacombe only (via Wrexham) 9 5 a.m. for full day, and 12 10 p.m. for half-day. Third-clsss fares for full day To Seacombe aud Liverpool, 3s 6d To Manchester, 4s. Half-day To Seacombe, Liverpool and Manchester, 2s 6d. Passengers rerurn tLe same day from LiverpooJ (Lime Street) at 6 50 p.m., or 11 55 p.m., Edge Hill at 12 0 midnight, Seacombe 7 5 p.m.; and from Manchester (London Road) at 7 0'p.m. or 12 0 midnight. -+- R A M S Are now conveyed between Stations on the Cambrian Railways, at a charge as for Two Dogs, with a MINIMUM OF TWO SHILLINGS EACH RAM -+- EVERY THURSDAY D SATURDAY IN JANUARY, 1900, CHEAP rAY EXCURSIONS WILL RE RUN TO -F-a LIVERPOOL AXD MANCHESTER From Llanidloes 6 40 a.m., Newtown 7 12 Mont,. gomery 7 28, Welshpool 7 50, Llanymynech 8 15 Llanfyllin 7 35, Osweatrj 8 40, Ellesmere 9 0 and Fenn's Bank 9 21. For times of trains at intermediate stations a handbills. — « ON EVERY THURSDAY asd SATURDAY in JANUARY and until further notice. Ch«ap Day and Half-Day EXCURSION TICKETS wil be issued to SEACOMBE, and HAWARDEN (for Harwarden Castle), from Oswestry, Ellesmere, Overton-on-Dee, Bangor-on-Dee, and Marchwiel. For full particulars of train times and fares, see handbills. THE Special Attention of the Public is drawn JL to the FURTHER REDUCED RATES fo the conveyance of FRESH lEAT, Including Welsh Mutton; also for Butter, Cheese Fish, Iruit, &c., Station to Station at Owners Risk. Also to the Reduced Scale of Rates for Parcels by Passenger Train. For full particulars flpply at the Stations. MINIMUM CHARGE, SIXPENCE. CJECOND CLASS TICKETS are now issued be KJ ween Cambrian Stations and stations on the London and North Western and Great Western and other Companies' Lines. These Fares are based on a very small addition to the Third Class fares. GREATLY EXTENDED ARRANGEMENTS FUR THE. ISSUE OF WEEK END TICKETS (Friday or Saturday to Monday or Tuesday), TO CAMBRIAN COAST STATIONS AND WELLS FROM STATIONS IN ENGLAND, Are now being put into operation. They include Bookings from Bath, Bi-istol, Can. bridge, Darlington, Durham, Gloueeoter, Lincoln Cheltenham, Harrogate, Middlesborough, New castle-on-Tyne, Nothingham, Norwich, Scarborough Sunderland, Tynemouth, Worcester, &e. PIC-NIC & PLEASURE PARTIES' Tickets, at reduced fares, are issued (with certain limitations) at all Cambrian Stations to Parties I not less than Six First-class or Ten Third-class passengers desirous of making Pleasure Excursions to places on or adjacent to this railway. Single fares for double journey will be charfed for parties of 30 First-class or 50 Third-class pas- sengers. To obtain these tickets application must be made to Mr. W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line Oswestry; or at any of the Stations not less than three days before the date of the Excursion. Further information regarding Exoursion Traine and Tourist Arrangements on the Cambrian Mai,, ways can be obtained on application to Mr W. h. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Oswestry. C. S. DENNISS, Oswestry, Oct., 1899. General Manager PRISTIS G of every description executed with IL dispatch at the COUNTY TIMES Office Welsh. Pool. First-class Commercial Work a speciality Estimates g-iven.