ASSOCIATION. RESULTS OF SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Manchester City 4 Bury. 2 Small Heath 5 Stolre 4 Sheffield United 1 Notts Forest 1 Notts County 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Grimsby 4 Blackburn Rovers 1 Wolverhampton Wan 1 Derby County. Bolton Wanderers 0 Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 1 Everton 0 Sunderland 1 Aston Villa l RESULTS UP TO SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH. ] ^-Goals-^ Pld. Won. Lost Drn.ForAgrtPte Sunderland 31 .17 8 6 .45 .32 .40 Everton .33 .16 .10 7 50 .31 .39 Newcastle U*i?d*32 .13 10 9 45 .30 35 111 Nc)ttinghain rest. Po 33 13 11 9 43 .40 35 Aston Villa 34 .13 .13 6 .42 .40 .34 Blackburn Rovers .32 ..14 .13 5 .48 .46 .33 Sheffield Wednesday 32 .13 .12 7 .45 .48 .33 Sheffield United .33 .13 .13 7 ..J52 .45 33 Bury 31 12 .11 8 .40 .34 .32 Bolton Wanderers 32 .12 .12 8 .49 51 3-3 Wolverhampton Wan 34 .13 .15 6 .46 .57 .32 Grimsby Town 32 .13 14 5 .42 .56 .31 Derby County SO .11 .11 8 .31 .35 .30 1 Notts County 32 .13 .16 3 49 57 .29 Liverpool 30 9 11 10 .38 .33 .28 Stoke 32 .10 .14 8 ..41 .53 .28 Small Heath 32 .10 .15 7 .45 .44 ..27 Manchester City 33 ..11 .17 5 .40 .56 .27 SATURDAY, APRIL 19. Sheffield Wednesday v Small Heath Notts County v Sunderland Liverpool v Bury Manchester City v Stoke Newcastle United v Nottingham F rest Bolton Wanderers v Everton Blackburn Rovers v Derby County NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. Results up to and including last Saturday's Matches. ^-Groals-^ Pld. Won Lost DM. For Agt. Pts. Carnarvon 10 8 1 1 34 11 17 Bangor .lo 7 1 2 .33 .19 .1! 16 Colwyn Bay 12 6 3 3 34 28 15 Rhyl 12 6 4 2 51 34 14 Llandudno W. 13 6 6 1 28 35 13 Holyhead. 9 3 6 0 19 43 6 Llanrwst 12 2 8 2 28 33 6 Llanberis 12 0 11 1 16 42 1 Owing to the impossibility of obtaining official informa- tion from the League secretary, we do not guarantee the above table to be correct. COMBINATION. RESULS OF SATURDAY'S TMATCHES. Newton-le-Willows 2 White Star 0 Tranmere Rovers. 5 Chester 1 Wrexham 0 Bangor 2 RESULTS UP TO SATURDAY LAST, APRIL 12. ™G-oals-^ Pld. Won Lost Drn. For Agt. Pta Wrexham .20 12 2 6 65 19 .30 Nantwich 21 13 6 2 58 34 28 Wellington 20 11 4 5 38 21 37 Oswestry 22 11 6 5 52 29 27 ♦Bui slem Port V 18 10 4 4 43 31 .22 Tranmere Rovers20 7 7 6 38 32 .20 Wittøu Albion .21 9 10 2 35 43 .20 Bangor 22 8 10 4 41 .70 .20 Rhyl 2C 6 8 6 41 42 .18 White Star W.21 8 11 2 45 49 .18 Chirk 22 7 14 1 42 59 '15 Birkenhea,d IS 4 8 6 28 36 .14 Newton-le-W 19 4 10 5 26 66 .13 ♦Chester 20 3 11 6 36 55 .12 Two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. --0- LLANRWST COUNTY SCHOOL V. FESTINIOG COUNTY SCHOOL. This interesting return match between the scholars of the Denbighshire and Merionethshire County Schools was played on the Gwydyr Park ground, Llanrwst, on Saturday last in pleasant weather, and before an interested though small crowd of spectators. The Merionethshire lads overwhelmed their Denbighshire rivals at Festiniog some time ago by 6 goals to I, and the spirit of revenge completely possessed the latter on Satur- day. Festiniog were without three of their best exponents, and Llanrwst was assisted by Pryse Jones of the town team, and D. C. Hughes, an erstwhile scholar of the Llanrwst County School. The following were the teams Llanrwst J. J. Morris, goal A Carter, W. J. Jones, backs W. Owen, J. Roberts, J. O. Hughes, half-backs D. C. Hughes, J. LI. Jones, R. G. D Davies, Pryse Jones, O. G. Davies, forwards. Festiniog Morris Owen, goal Samuel Owen, David Morris, backs Hugh Owen, Richard Jones, E. L Jones, half-backs; R W. Smith, E. M. Owen, 0. G. Jones, Johnny Hughes, Robert Jones, forwards. The game throughout was of a most pleasant description,and must have given much delight to the masters of the respective schools, who were present. The homesters, who were the smaller in physiqne, played up well, and after some very neat and pretty work, J. Lloyd Jones opened the scoring for the home team. From the midfield kick good work was shown by both sides. Play was charac- terised by good behaviour, and fouls were rare The homesters by a quick movement managed, through R. G. D. Davies, to add a second goal to their credit. Festiniog after this improved, though their display hitherto had not been amiss. They played gamely in midfield, but the final efforts, through dallying with the ball, caused them the loss of almost certain goals. Once during the game the ball was netted by as pretty a sequence of passes as one could wish to see, but the point was disallowed, owing to an infringe- ment of the off-side rule. The point appeared to the writer to be a perfectly legitimate one, and I am inclined to think that the referee was at fault. Young Davies, of Bettws-y-coed, was prominent once with a very determined attempt, and his forcible shot cannoned sideways off a Festiniog player, the ball being sent out of play. End-t 9 0- end piiv was seen for soide time, and Festinio on more ti?ati one occasion hact distinctly hard lines Some capital runs were seen by Robert Jones, the outside right of the visitors, and by D. C. Hughes for the homesters. A spell of pressure by the visitors was rewarded with a goal from the foot of Johnny Hughes, one of the most diminutive members of the team, who did the trick very well, and received the plaudits of those present. The game ended in favour of the home team by 2 goals to I NOTES.—The visitors had quite as much of the game as the homesters, but they were very weak in front of goal. Hesitancy and dallying were their chief faults. Their passing betimes was very good, and the tackling was effectual, but the game was lost through waiting too long, and not shooting. The whole team played very well. The pick were Robert Jones, Johnny Hughes, and the defence. Of the homesters I think the pick was the small Carter at full back. He is bulky, well knit, tricky, and has a good conception of the necessities of the game. J. J. Morris in goal was very good, but should study goalkeeping rules a little more. Tne home team were not evenly balanced, but the wee members seemed quite as artful as their bigger brethren. D. C. Hughes was excellent as outside right, and of course the front rank was very materially strengthened by the inclusion of Pye Jones. J. LI. Jones was a capital worker, and R. G. D. Davies was avaiicious for plenty to do. He is a capital little centre, and revels in the game. O. G. Davies has a very good notion of for- ward work, but was now and again found too long in parting with the ball, and left his position t The halves were very nimble ai-. frequently. ,d made themselves felt, whilst W. J. Jones was a good partner for young Carter.
North Wales Coast League. COLWYN BAY v. HOLYHEAD. (Champion-ship). This match was played at Colwyn Bay on Saturday Last in beautiful weather. There was a poor array of spectators. The teams lined up at three o'clock as follows: -—Colwyn; Bay Ma'l Hersee, goal; J. A. Owen. (captain) and E. Allen, backs; E. Griffiths, A. Downes, and E. O. Williams, half-backs; E. Parry, T. McCann, T. Wellings, R. Jones, and G. Smith-son, for- wards. Holyhead: Collier, goal; Vaughan and Ed- wards, backs; Billings, Taylor, and Parry, half- backs Brown, Jealous, Ross, Edwards, and Parry, forwards. Mr Beech, of Rhyl, acted as referee. Colwyn Bay, who were kicking down hill, pressed, and after some "shies" at goal, Collier had to concede a corner to save his citadel, but nothing resulted. Following this, J. A. Owen had hard lines with a long shot, and T. Wel- lings was penalised for fouling the goalkeeper. The Bay again put behind. The bombardment was continued, and R. Jones was -noticeable with -a good shot, from which a corner accrued. The same player again placed it behind, and the next minute was ruled offside. Then Holyhead took a visit to "'Mal," but the ball was kicked out. The Bay kept up the pressure, and Collier was continually called upon to save, which he did in the most beautiful manner. The first goal fell to the lot of G. Smithson, the ball bounding off the back -of a Holyhead player into bli?t goal. The B?ayites kept iTp the pr?essiirle bad shooting and offside repeatedly spoilt them. Next a fine run by T. McCann and Parry ended in the latter placing behind. The second goal was added by E. Parry. E. O. Willi-arns's at- tempt certainly deserved a better fate. Up to now the game had been nothing but one-sided, the homesters having it all their own. way. Shots were splendidly negotiated by Collier from T. McCann, E. Parry, R. Jones, and Wel- lings, and in one case he literally threw himself across the goal, and brought off the finest "save" seen this season. T. Wellirugs added a third, .and Parry, witth a. 'lovely shot, a fourth, and R. Jones a fifth. At 'half-time the score read Colwyn Bay, 5; Holyhead, o. With the slope in 'their favour, it was thought that the visitors would give a better exhibition, but they seemed to lose heart, and were never really dangerous. After fouls against G. Smith- son and A. Downes, T. Wellings added a sixth goal for the homesters. T. McCann played one of his worst games this season, none of his shots having the usual effect, though it may be said that he was ruled offside oftener than was necessary. From.3, corner, R. Jones put in a sev-entth goal, .and Parry, Wellings, and R. Jones added three more, Colwyn Bay thus winning an uniniferestin>g game by the larg'Ô score of ten ,<Toals 'to nil.
NOTES. The score does not in any way reflect upon the character of ColHer's work between the sticks, his exhibition being really lovely to watch. Times innumerable he was applauded for the cool and splendid manner in which he saved his citadel. For the rest of the team, with the exception of Edwards at back, nothing much can be really said. For the Bay "Mal" and the backs were scarcely ever troubled. The halves did some fairly good work. Of the for- wards T. Wellings was the pick, -closely follow- ed by E. Parry. G. Smithson, and R. Jones played a we" 1-combined game, although the lat- ter lay too much offside. The shooting of T. McCann was not worthy of that player, as it is not very often he has no goals to his accqunt. He certainly did find the net three times, but was registered offside. This is the biggest score the Bay have to their credit, but it should really have been larger.
A Llandudno Licensing Appeal Dismissed. AT the Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions on Thursday, before Mr J. E. Greaves (chairman), Mr J. Bryn Roberts, M.P. (deputy-chairman), and other justices, Fletcher Bowman, licensee of the Gresham Hotel, Llandudno, appealed against a conviction by the local justices for permitting drunkenness on licensed premises. Mr Chamberlain (of Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson) appeared for the appellant; and Mr James Marks appeared to uphold the convic- tion. Mr Marks said that so far as the facts of the case were concerned, there could be no dispute. A man was seen to enter the Gresham Hotel at a quarter to four, remaining there, it was ad- mitted, for 20 minutes; at a quarter past four he was seen to be drunk, and at half-past four so helplessly drunk- that the police officers had to convey him in a handcart to the police sta- tion. Evidence similar to that already reported was given by a number of witnesses. Mr Chamberlain, addressing the court, said he admitted the correctness of the times men- tioned by the witnesses. The-m-aii was seen to enter the house at a quarter to four, perfectly sober, and at a quarter past four was seen out- side drunk. He had been supplied with three twopennyworths of whiskey, and, contrary to law, supplied with a pocket battle of whiskey. He contended there was no evidence to show that the licensee in this case knew the man to be drunk. The house was of good character, and with a clean record.. This was the first time it had ever been summoned, -and yet the licence was endorsed. The -appellant entered the box and g.ave evi- dence, and was subjected to a very searching cross- examination. The magistrates retired to consider their deci- sion, and on their return The Chairman intimated that the court had d *ded to eca dismiss ihe appeal.
St. Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. THE monthly meeting of this Council, held on Friday afternoon, was presided over by Mr J. D. Jones, the chairman. Proposed Diversion of Road at Bylchau. In answer to enquiries by 'the clerk, Mr J. D. Lewis, surveyor, Denbigh, offered to survey and prepare an estimate of the cost of diverting the road near Rhydgaled for nine guineas. Mr Wm. Be'll, of Rhyl, offeredto do the same work for seven guineas. Before. these letters were considered, Mr Robert Griffiths (Llanfair), pursuant to notice, moved: "That this Council cannot en- tertain 'the application of the Parish Councils of Bylchau and Llansannan until they have pre- pared a plan of the proposed new one, and have ascertained the estimated costs, and what contributions the landlords and others are likely to give." He said that it was most -unfair to saddle the whole district with an enormous ex- pense to divert this road for the benefit of a very limited locality. There were people in the immediate neighbourhood to -he benefited who were well able to contribute, but he found that the landlords not only wanted payment for any land required, but compensation for their ten- ants as well. Air John Roberts seconded. In doing so he remarked that at a meeting or -two back Mr Bennett Jones said that the diversion of this road had been made the subject of the election at Bylchau. If that was so the Bylchau people did not seem to be very much impressedi with the project, for Mr Bennett Jones was returned at that election with only six votes, and his colleague, Mr Pritchard, with only four votes. (Laughter). Mr Morris Jones, as an amendment, moved that the offer of one of the surveyors be ac- cepted. Mr John Evans seconded the amendment. Mr William Jones objected. lif they were going to have- a survey at iall, they ought to survey the two proposed routes, and not the particular route recommended. i-Mr D?tvid Rol),-rt?; repl,,ed tlia, f tir or five 'o bridges would be necessary if the alternative route were adopted. Mr Bennett Jones said that Mr Griffiths' re- marks were misleading. They only proposed now to engage a surveyor to prepare an esti- mate of the cost of diverting -the road, .and not to do the work. As to what Mr Roberts said the remarks he made that this question was made an election subject at Llansannan, not at Bylch- au. They were !all agreed there that it was necessary to divert the road. Mr Mor/is. Jones said that the candidate who had promised in print to support this work was returned at the top of the poll at Llan'sannan. Mr Joseph Jones supported the amendment, while Mr Thomas Lloyd thought it was a matter for the Parish Council On a division Mr Griffiths" proposition was earned. The Estimates. The Clerk said that he had gone- into the question of the estimates, and though that they would require a rate of 4.% d in the £ for the -ensuing half year, but probably a fourpenny rate would be sufficient for the next half year. Dangerous Footpath at Llanddulas. The Parish Council of Llanddulas having writiten to call attention to the state of a foot- path leading from Llindir Gate up to the road leading to Arnold House, Llanddulas, it was resolved that the- surveyor should inspect and report on it. Tardy Repairs. Mr Joseph Jones referred to a falling wall at Llanddulas, and said that the surveyor had been ordered to- repair it weeks ago, and'nothing had been done yet. The Surveyor made some ejaculation, when Mr Jones told him not to interrupt. He had no right to interfere in the discussions of that Council, nor to -cheer certain remarks, as he had been doing. As an officer of the Council he should learn to control his feelings. The Surveyor observed that all he wished to say was that he ordered a man to repair the wall referred to a fortnight ago. Acknowledgment from Sir W. Q. Williams. A letter was read from Sir W. G. Williams thanking the Councitl for its kind expression of feeling with him in his great loss. ♦
-His Majesty's cruiser Thames left Greenock last week to begin a search in the North Atlan- tic for the missing Allan. liner Huronian.
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Denbighshire al1ire Charity Cup. Denbighshire and Flintshire Charity Cup. (Semi Final). RHYL v. BROUGHTON UNITED. This tie was foughtt out on Wrexham Race- course on Monday. The cup was presented to the Charity Committee some years ago by the present Mayor of Wrexham (Mr Frederick W. Soames). There was a good attendance, but the game was somewhat disappointing, as Rhyl sent a weak team. The holders had the best of the exchanges, and won rather easily. Final: Brougihton United, three goals; Rhyl, one. (o)
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Farm Servants' Hirings. A Bad Law." A.T Cheater Castle on Saturday, before the county magistrates, Mr John Minshull, of Saighton, a farmer on the Duke of Westminster's estate, brought an action against a female farm servant to recover £ 5 for leaving his service without permis- sion. The defpndant was engaged about a fortnight before Christmas for the year commencing at Christmas at a wage of £ 17. She left on March 6th wi hont giving any reason for her departure, and was now in the employment of another farmer. The money due to her np to date had been paid. The plaintiff's solicitor contended that the case illustrated the manner in which farm servants If ft their employment when the busy time was coming on. For the defence the technical objection was taken that the contract was invalid. A verbal arrangement was made a fortnight before Christmas for a hiring which was to extend to Christmas this year. Under the Statute of Fraud a contract to serve for more than a year or for a year commencing at a future day must be in writing and signed by the parties. That, it was claimed, was fatal to the case. Mr Brassey (the plaintiff's solicitor) admitted that that was the law. Unfortunately the Statute of Frauds was one of the biggest frauds in the country, and had caused more injustice to people who wished to carry out their contracts than anything else had done. Colonel Evans Lloyd The point invalidates 99 per cent of the hiring contracts made iu Cheshire. Mr Brassey Yes, or anywhere else. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr Churton) advised the Bench that they had no alternative but to dismiss the case. It was a favourite defence when one had a bad case for a servant. He had availed himself of it, and was afraid Mr Brassey bad. (Laughter.) The Chairman (Mr H. D. Trelawny) was very sorry that, that being so, they must dismiss the case. It was a great pity, but still a bad law must'be obeyed.