:> UHESS. j UHSS. CHESHIRE CHALLENGE CUP. I In the first round, Stockport was drawn against Chester. The match was played on Saturday last, at the Masonic Hall, Chester. After the conclusion of play the Stockport team were the guests of the Chester Chess Club, and were splendidly entertained. Score is as follows:— CHESTER. STOCKPORT. I H. Beswick 0 H. B. und. 1 Rev. F. E. Hicks. 1 J. Burtinshaw 0 i W. Clare 0 G. Osborne 1 j A. C. W. Buck. 0 W. E. Rogers 1 M. Thomas. 1 W. B. Beckwith 0 F. J. Andrews .0 G. Nicholl 1 Rev. J. Crompton. 0 W. D. Barrow 1 J. M. Hawkins. 0 C. H. Moss 1 2 6
HOOKEY. I —— A BEBINGTON T v. CHESTER. I Played at Bebington on Saturday Last, and ] resulted in a win for Chester by four goals to one Bebington were without Peel, Draper and Armstrong (playing for Cheshire), and Chester without Tait and Bu-rry. Bnabingbou played four half-backs and no goalkeeper, which policy proved fatal, and the speedy Chester forwards, of whiah Roberts was the pick, made many openinge for Day, who scored the four goals, Chester team: Wilson, Day, Brandreth, Olegg, Thornedy, Biliingiton, Day, Roberts, Poggi, Smith and Brook. The Cestrians' 2nd eleven entertained Beb- ington 2nd eleven on the Roodce. Chester won by 4-2. The leturn fixture is on March 211d at Chester, when with both gidc-s at full strength a good game should be seen. Fixtures for Saturday, January 26th: 1st XI. V. Sefton, at Chester; I. 2nd Xl. v. Sefton 2nd XI., at Wavertree. CHESHIRE v. YORKSHIRE. I At Warrington on Saturday. Though the I Cestrians put in some clever work, they seemed to have no luck, and the Yorkshire forwards again bore down on the Cheshire citadel, Amon placing them still further ahead. This roused the Cheshire men, and after some futile shots, Tom- linson opened their score, but this was negatived a moment later when Aldcrson put through Yorkshire's fourth. After a prolonged attack on the visitors' goal Butterworth scored. Yorkshire put two more goals on before the interval. Half- time Yorkshire, 6 Cheshire, 2. On the resumption the Cestrians made a determined attack, and the visitors' goalkeeper dealt with I several shots. Cheshire were having the best of the game, and only the splendid goalkeeping of the Yorkshire defender kept the Cheshire men from scoring. Result: -Yorkihire, 6; Cheshire, 2
9 — BRIDGE HOUSE CLUB v. HANDBRIDGE INSTITUTE —Played at Handbridge. Scores: BRIDGE HOUSE. HANDBRIDGE. T. Crawford 1 01 T. Pate Kq W. Fearns -T1 R. Grice .r E. Davies \0i R- G. Gerrard 8 A. Archer } A. Wlllock .J E. Powell ) ls S. HarlSon ?ot F. Edge )15 Jos. Pritchard G. Boaa \i» E. Palin \91 H. KeMy J? G. Gerrard ;? H B. French \-i-i T. Challoner \01 A. Lancaater .J ? E. David 121 W.Seymour I1K J. Spe&kman /1 2011 T. Jones /? J. Harper I 21 96 105 Majority for Handbridge, 9.
CHESTER LEAGUE. ST. BARNABAS'S v. ST. JOHN'S.-Played at St. Barnabas's Institute. Score:- ST. JOHN'S. ST. BARNABAS'S. E. S. Berry \W. Whetnall 1 01 Rev. C. A. Gnffen.. W. H. Whetnal .J? J. R. Hignett \91 R. Dodd 11u7 t J. Speed j? J. Sh"W E.Taylor — loi E. Rowlands 17 J. Mansley. 21 G. Lea I W. E. Hignett \t>1 S. Mason 1 G. Stone y ? W. Williams J E. Bass W. Barton \qi R. Dutton .?. R. Mason J ￼ E. Hi?nett \01 W. 0 France E' H'gnett 121 W. Ellis W. Jenkins J W. Ellis /15 115 95 Majority for St. John's. 20. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL HALL v. ST. BARNABAS'S.—Played at Campbell Memorial Hall. Score:- CAMPBELL. ST. BARNABAS'S. J. Rasbottom I 01 E. Rowlands J. Itmbottom 1 21 G. Lee R. Page )M G. Lee ;? T. Huxley -lot W. Ellis J\libr J. Juckes. m W.O. France I H. Thomason ).► W. H. Whetnall .)0zl1 J. B Alblas f R. Mason J A. E. Gardner \91 J. Shaw \1Q H. B. Large J? R. Dodd |iy W. Barton 1 6 T. W. Hopwood .1.91 W. Barton Rb W. Bellamy. J S. G. Mason J. Rowlands ) 21 T. Leech J. Tushingham J R. Dutton J 120 93 Majority for Campbell. 27. CHESTER FIRE BRIGADE v. ST. FRANCIS.—Played at the Fire Station. Boore FIRK BRIGADE. ST. FRANCIS. Sergt. En.D8 ￼ J. McDermott I 91 Sergt. Evans i 18 G. Goulding 1 21 W. Staton G. GouldlDg ) Serct. Sumner lir- W. Jar vis 1?, W. Lightfoot J? J. Flynn f21 T. Dentith J. Oney \?? S. Jones J. Whelan .J J. Smathers 1 7 0 Reynard 1 91 E. Jones J T. Britlin J JE. JDonoews son. :121 T. Rafferty \J, ld„ W.White J. Handley J A. Woods \9n J. Higgins 1 91 H, Bowen J ? H. Savage J 95 118 Majority for St. Francis, 23. CHESTER WHIST LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. St. Werburgh's 10. 9. 1.0 1090.1031.18 St. Francis's 9. 7. 2.. 0.1015 866.14 St. Michael's 10. 6. 4 0 1048 .1016. 12 St. Barnabas's .10.. 5. 5 0. 1073. 1005 .10 Campbell Mem. H. 9. 4 &0. 903 966. 8 Ches. FireBrigade.il. 4. 7.0 .1127.1190. 8 Old St. Mary's 9. 3. 6.0 912. 913. ti Handbridge 9. 3. 6.0. 915. 973. 6 St. John's .11. 3. 8..0.1101.1224. 6
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VISIT TO THE FAR EAST. I A FAR EAbT. 1 TWO DAYS IN HONG KONG. I u (By R. St. J. Corbet.) I Many travellers who put in at Hong Kong arrive on a misty and sunless day or on a windy or rainy one, the result being that they report unfavourably of one of the most a. tractive spots in the Far East. To use an Irishman's ex- pression, Hong Kong is "great intoirely"; it is imposing; it 16 grand and prepossessing, and a splendid testimony to the skill of reclamation and to Colonial enterprise. We saw it under a powerful sun and cold, fresh breeze, and, thanks to a good hostess, beheld every object of interest in the island. Formerly the huge mountain at its back had its feet in the eea; now acres and acres have been reclaimed, and on this rescued land stand some of the finest streets and build.ngs to be n anywhere; the mountain set bick and its grandeur greatly en- hanced. The harbour of Hong Kong is almost unsurpastKid, and it would be no easy matter to count all the craft within the embrace of its far-reaching arm. The terrible havoo wrought by the awful typhoon of last September is still to be seen in many places, and we were berthed al ngside a fine iron steamship so heavily struck and damaged as to be temporarily a wreck. As a rule the most enlightened and satisfactory precautions are taken against a typhoon, and ehipe, bo its, sampans, launches, etc., are able to fly for security to an inner harbour at very brief notice. But time was not taken by the forelock last September, owing to causes since explained, and the result was appalling. The statement that Bishop Hoare's body has been found is untrue. The high range at the back of the town of Victoria-for Hong Kong is the name of the island, not strictly of the city—is named the Peak, and on it are built a great number of bungalows for the residents, bar- racks, Government edifices, a police station, a hospital, a club, a signalling point, and hotel- almost everything in faot but a gaol. The view over the sea, over a score of islets, over a scries of volcanic, cone-shaped hills, is magni- ficent, and getting about the Peak is easy, as there are concreted roads in every direction. The evidence of September's typhoon was felt through the whole of the great range, and when our hostess went to see how her dining- room table was faring, she found it bumping up and down the Boor as if elastio. As her bungalow is 1,200 feet above harbour level, some idea may be formed of the terrific violence of the wind, though only these present at the time can have a really clear idea of what a typhoon means and oan effect. The streets and buildings in Victoria, facing the grand harbour of Hong Kong are good in all ways, and many of them extremely fine. Even the Chinese part of the town is by no means characterised by the ungodliness of odour and squalor so notioeable elsewhere; it was possible to ricksha through it with real plea- sure and interest, and to feel there was a doctor and a dentist at hand at every turn. Many of the shops are excellent: dressmakers and the "ladies' tailor" abound, and one has not to go far to find a "naval tailor" and a "small sing tailor." If the statement will not shock Cheshire, I may mention that one Chinese tailor has a sign over his shop giving his name as Jelly Belly! We had tea in the pavilion of the polo ground, and saw two well- played matches, also, a little way off, some lawn tennis, cricket, football, hockey, and golf. Victoria, is well provided with cemeteries, beau- tifully laid out, and adapted to all creeds and persua-ions, and the Anglican Cathedral is a fine edifice. On the opposite side of Hong Kong's harbour is Kowloon, which is on tho mainland of China, but now in possession of the English. Here are to be found more bar- racks, targets, parade grounds, etc., and two fine Beluohi regiments. The Indian soldiers are most imposing men of war, and a ricksha tour round Kowloon should be taken by every traveller to see them, and to note the extremely interesting naiure of the whole place under our powers of construction and transformation. Hong Kong is a place to visit, especially if you have a most hospitable Irishman and his wife as entertainers, who never cry "Hold, enough!" P. and O. B.S. Nubia, nearing Shanghai, December 14. P.S.—The Chinese junks, constituting the fishing fleet of Hong Kong, are almost innu- merable and to be found some miles from bar- bour. The commander of the Nubia said they were so thick upon the water on one occasion that he hardly knew if he should be able to cut his way through them. The Chinaman is overpowering, both numerically and a& to his wits, and he has taken to paternally watching and caring for h:s race in all parts of the East. He believes himself destined to be prodcminant in the days to come, and has some reason for his belief; he has probably made up his mind that, at the end of the century, we shall see the Englishman between the shafts of the rick- sha and the Chinaman on the seat! AT LAST-JAPAN. P. and 0. 8.6. Nubia, nearing Yokohama, December 23. Trod Japanese soil for the first time on reaching the port of Nagasaki, Thursday, Doc. 20. Shanghai proved a pleasant resting-plaoe from December 14 to 17; fine harbour and large, spacious town, wide streets, imposing buildings, with much of Colonial and Chinese interest. Full-blown eastern characteristics on all sides, and innumerable signs of European intluence-English, French, and German. Shanghai is an English "settlement," and, at the same time, a Frenoh and German "con- cession." In the settlement are stalwart police- men regulating traffio as in London, with an eye, also, on the eighth commandment; in the concessions the guardians of the peace are re- miniscent of Paris and Berlin. There is of necessity a racecourse in the place, and not only a town club but a country one, "quite English, you know, quite English." But the locality of surpassing interest is what is called Chinatown. This is naturally a native city, and something very different from what one sees on landing, and from the seat of a ricksha. It requires some finding, and a guide is neces- sary through the narrow, labyrinthine streets, adorned with their many hanging signs and their Chinese characters on a gold ground. Little and big shops are numerous and loaded with good wares, as also with the plainest pot- tery, the smallest toys, the most rubbishy ar- ticles. Grocers, greengrocers, chemists, haber- dashers, and indeed,- every trade is represented, with a sprinkling of doctors, lawyers and den- tists there are money changers, too, and several tea-houses, private houses with gardens, a theatre, recreation ground (on which a jug- gler was performing), temples and a gaol; like- wise a few beggars, and some deformities pain- ful to behold. By no means the least interest- ing object is the bridge over a dirty, weed- covered lake, for this bridge originated the one represented in the willow pattern plate. One felt in history when crossing it. While Chinatown is certainly a place to see, it is not a spot to hug too long, for the lake alluded to is not filled with Eau de Cologne, and one does not detect ruban de Bruges in any street. It was pleasant, therefore, to re- mount the 'rickshas and return to the settle- ment. Before leaving Shanghai, we noted the enormous stacks of scrap iron and horse-shoes piled up on the wharf cf the China Merchants' Co., by which the ship was lying. Horse- shoes are exported from England in thousands —possibly million&-Old, rusty things of all shapes and sizes, and come to life again in China in the form of almost everything con- etructible from a cannon to a pair of scissors. The ship left Shanghai December 18, and reached Nagasaki on the 20th. Japan at last— Japan at the end of a voyage commencing October 27. We landed after breakfast on a very cold day, and proceeded at onoe to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank to draw supplies, and to the posboffioe. Then we mounted 'rickshas for a journey to Mogi, a village nearly six miles away, over a very lofty voloanic range. As there is little to see in Nagasaki itself, all travellers make for Mogi, halting on the way for tea at the Welcome Inn and drinking in a garden under a roof apparently of matting. The ascent and descent of the range are very steep, and it is necessary to take an extra man to push on the up journey, and to hold back on the down. The eoenery on the slopes and at the summit is very fine, and makes a very good Japanese picture for a new comer. The whole range seems laid out in what we should call allotment gardens, situated on an infinite number of terraces, gardens growing bamboos end many vegetables, th-9 huge Japanese radish nuinud diacon, and the larye drooling lettuce. Rtd-leaved irees appear at interval*, and, de- spite winter, the slopes are vvlil covered. On reaching Mog. we put up at tiie Nagasaki Hotel, a wooden erection facing a neck of tHe Sdl., and were welcomed by landlady and waitresses, and offered in half an hour fried fish and beefsteaks, with Japanese lager beer, soda water, lemonade, Worcestershi re sauce, etc. The ricksha men—who are finer speci- mens of humanity than their brethren oi China and Ceylon—laagered their oarriages and rested, while we walked to a temple up the hill, rang a bell at.ac..ed tu many ribands, and Lrew a coin on the fkor for the g^ d. The temple is quits a simple one, destitute of the fine brasowork and of the huge red idols to be seen in towns—quite a rustic building, in fact, with a small altar, braz.ers, sticks embodying prayers, etc. In the temple of Chinatown, Shanghai, were cups of lead paper designed to represent silver and, when th, se were burnt, they were supposed to be waited on high and to turn into money for tha use of the dead. No such piovision for the pockets of the de- parted was made at Mogi, and the god was so lazy or indifferent that he had not picked up the coin ere we left, though I rang a knell which might have been heard a mile off. Our "European dinner" at the hotel was good, the fried pota-toes worthy of the Grosvenor or Quoon, and we returned to Nagasaki and its beautiful harb ur by about three o'clock, and reached the ship ere four. The next day we halted at Moji for ooal. This is a widely extending village of the usual j type, viz., wooden houses with pretty hollowed- out tiles on the roofs, and paper 6nutters. The viLa is beautifully situated in a lovely har- bour, enclosed by rich brown hills covered with well-clothed trees, and, on what may be called the business side, are many tall chimneys and o-ther signs of commercial enterprise The P and 0. office, with its flag flying, is a con- j spic,ol1 object, together with a well-built( private residence painted green, and a temple on the hillside, its huge bell rung apparently by means of a wcoden battering-ram. On the morning of December 22 we left Mojl and passed through the straits into the famous inland sea, which is flanked by the Japanese Pyrenees covered with snow, and by a thousand deep brown hills, wooded iileis and rocks. The mountains looked superb in their white caps, the sea giand in its greenness with "cavallucci di mare" tumbling over each over, a strong, cold breeze blowing, a bright sun shining, and magnificent banks of clouds flying overhead. It was a soene to remember, end only to be en- joyed from the deck of a ship. The vast marine expanse and it* galloping white horses made a fine exhibition, and the beauty of the green, tumultuv us a a was surpassingly fine. The ship, as I write, is running for the well- known port of Kobe, and should arrive in a few hours. It is, perhaps, a liitle upsetting to be told by a newspaper at this early stage of Far Eastern experience, that the Japanese think so little of the English army and believe its con- dition to be so incurably unsound that it is que tionable if the Mikado will wish to con- tinue the Anglo-Jap:.n s<- alliance one moment longer th;;n is compulsory 1
REMARKABLE TARPORLEY CASE. —— A —— I MYSTERY OF MUSSING MONEY. I BENCH AND BAILIFFS' "TIPS" The magistrates at the Edd is bury Petty Ses- isions on Monday were engaged tor several houis in hearing a remarkable case of larceny. The defendant was Charity Dun.1, a married woman, of Ea;on-by-Tarporiey wuo was summoned for sfcaaiing £ 6. 19a 6d. and a leather bag, value 6d; tne pioperty of Win. Vernon, a boot and shoe maker, of the same village. Mr. E. Bras- say, solicitor, Chester, prosecuted, while Mr. W. A. V. Chart on, solicitor, of Chester, de- f,endt,d.-illr. Brasaey explained that Air. Ver- non's wife had been ill with rheumatism for some time, and as a consequence had got tiro defendant, who was the wife of a labourer, to do her housework. The money which the de- fendant was alleged to have stolen was wrapped in a leather bag tied with a piece of flannelette, and was kept under the pillow of the bed in which the woman slept. On Sunday evening. the 6th inyt., Mrs. Vernon was able to go down- stairs, and the defendant made the bed in which tho money waa kept She was in the room by heuself on that day, and also on the following Monday morning, when she again made the bed. The money was missed on the Tuesday evening. It was afterwards ascertained that the defendant had apparently discovered a gold mine, as she had discharged several debts, though she owed money on the previous Satur- day night. A county court bailiff to whom the defendant owed £ 2.103. was paid JC5 in gold by defendant, who to!d the bailiff to keep the ohange (9s. 3d.). After this defendant went to a liot-nsed victualler and ordered several things, for which she tendered a sovereign, and then she called on an insurance agent named Clays and paid 10s. on account of premiums unpaid. She also paid another man half-a-sovereign De- fendant's house was searched by the police, who discovered 91. 4s. 9d, waich they alleged was part of tho stolen money, and the leather bag, which was identified as that in which the money had been kept. Wm. Vernon corroborated part of this state- ment.—Cross-examined, witness said the only persons besides tho defendant who had access to the bedroom wene witness, his wife and their throo children. Several friends called at the houso between the Sunday and the Tuesday. There was one lodger in the .house, P.C. Dodd, stationed at Eaton, also gave evi- denoe in support of the statement.. He added that when the defendant was first apprehended for stealing the money she replied, "On Sunday last I had not a penny-piece in my pocket. 11 had half-a-sovereign in the drawers. That was all the money I had*" Peter Oakes, a county court bailiff, deposed to calling on the defendant, and receiving £3 in payment of a debt of JE2 10s. 6d., which the defendant had owed for some time. Lucy Vernon, the prosecutor's wife, also bore out Mr. Brassey's statement. She said the de- fendant called in the shop on tho Saturday even- ing before the money was missed and spent thaee halfpence. She said she was unable to pay for the week's groceries, though she usually did so on a Saturday evening, as her husband had not given her part of his week's wages. On the Monday defendant said she would have to bor- row morwvy to pay for her coal. John. Pimblett, the lioensce of the Red Lion Inn, Eaton, John Clays, an insurance agent at Tarporiey, and Wm. Tunna, a butcher's mana- ger, of Tarporiey, all spoke to defendant's ten- dering gold to pay accounts. Mr. Churton, for the deiVnoe, said the bench oould only acquit the prisoner or commit ea- for trial. He submitted that there was no case which any commonsense jury would convict a prisoner upon. The w hole of the evidenco was purely circumstantial. There was not a single bit of evidence to prove that the defendant ever handled the money. or that she over had possession of it, and though the suggestions that she had spent sovereigns wore suspicious, they wero not evidence He contended tha.t the admissions made by the defendant were in no way admissable, as they had been made under a threat or forced command by the police ofifcer. Why the defendant should have been immediately spotted as the thief he could not imagine, as the lodger or the defendant's chil- dren might quite as easily have taken the money. He would not disclose liis evidence for the defence. TOO bench retired, and after a lengthy ab- senoo theOhairrnan (Mr. J. Tomkinson) an- nounced that Mr. Churton must call his wit- nesses, or they would have to commit the de- fendant for trial. Mr. Churton: I will only disclose my evidence to a jury. The Chairman said what the bench could not comprehend was bow the defendant had secured the gold with which to pay her debts. Mr. Churton said his client came into JB75 threo years ago. Oakes the bailiff, was recalled in order that his evidence might be amondcd.-Examined by the Chairman, witness said ho was todd by the defendant to keep the change out of the JB3 (9s. 6d.), and be did L-o. The Chairman: Do you think you wero j usti- fied in receiving it?—Witness: Yes; we often get money like tha-t. There were two of us to divide that between. The Chairman: It is a very unusual thing.— Witness: It is reguWly done with bailiffs. We often get money given to us in that way. What forl-I don't know, but we get it. Mr. Braasey: Not for their appearance, but for their disappearance. (Laughter.) Mr. Ohurton (to witness): It is nothing new? —No. What did you do with the money?—Divided it between us. The Chairman: The bench are very much surprised to hear this. It is an extraordinary thing tliat public officials should receive money in this way. Witness: The woman said, "Divide it be- tween you. I have no change" I did not ask her for it. The Chairman: The bench think it is very | improper. After some further arguments, Mr. Churton called the defendant. She said she had fre- quently gone into Mrs. Vernon's house in order to assist her. Tbcsre was no one in the room when ahe arranged the bedclothes on the Sun- day, and she did nothing. On the Monday, how- ever, she found a leather purse and some papers under the clothes at the end of the bed, which she left there. She did not see a 1 eat Iter bag. Under a will she reooiwd three years ago J674 12s. 5d. Mr. Churton: Is this accusation that you stole the money true?—No; I have not seen it nor had it. Cross-examined by Mr. Biassev, defendant stated that the piece of flannelette that was found in the wash-house was what she used, when washing the ololhes. She kept the money left her in a box upstairs. It was not all spent yet, and she still had about £ 12. Mr. Brassey: How was it you allowed the bailiffs to oall many times without getting any money?—I am frequently out working. Why were you so extravagant to the bailiffs? —No answer. Are you in oourt now for owing Mr. Voraon 95 for groceries?—Yes. Why don't you pay the. money?—No answer. Mr. Churton, in re-examination, asked whether it was a general arrangement for a bailiff to re- oedve something?—Witness: Yea. The bench, after a further conference to- gether, decided to commit the prisoner for trial Mr. CShurbon thereupon stated that after the position the bench had plaoed him in, it would bo in the defendant's interests to plead guilty. Mr. Brassey said the bench could deal with the case if they thought fit. Tlx-y did not wieh the woman to be harshly treated. It was quite clear she was placed in a. position of tempta- tion. Defendant then pleaded guilty. Hie bench decided to treat the defendant as a first offender, and bound her over in her own reoogni&ajioos to come up for judgment if called upon The Chairman said the bench recog- nised the humane spirit of the prosecutors.
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CHESTER WATER DISPCTE. 0 DISCUSSION BY THE GUARDIANS. QUESTION OF APPEAL. A meeting of the Chester Board of Guardians was new on utsMjjv), wiirn the result of the action against them by the Waterworks Company was reported. Mr. T. Nixon presided. Tne Clerk (Mr. W. Turnock) said a meeting of the Waterworks Committee- was held on Friday, when there were present. Messrs. W. Vernon, Rowe Morris, E. T. Hallmark, W. William*, H. Crowder, and A. S. Dutlon. A resolution was phased that notice be sent to all the guardians tl,at the oommittee recommend that counsel's opinion be obta-I n-ed on the ques- tion of appeal. He was not sure whether the guardians wished to discuss the matter in com- mittee, or in open board, as he saw a ("Courant") reporter present. Mr. W. Williams said the solicitors to the guardians recommended that the matter be die cussed in committeo. A vote was taken, and 17 voted for an open discussion, and 16 for a private committee. Mr. T. L. Okell and Mr. M. Kennedy asked for a recount. Mr. Vernon said the Waterworks Committee were of opinion-and they were confirmed in their opinion by the advice of their rclicitors, that the discus. ion should be private. On the recount, it was decided to discuss the question in committee by 21 votes to 11. The reporter then withdrew. The result of the discus-ion in oommittee was that it was decided not to take counsel's opinion. The voting was as follows:- For counsel's opinion: Mrs. Beresford Adams, Mrs. Keith Douglas, and Messrs. T. L. Okell, M. Kennedy, Kelsall. E. W. Swetenham, E. Dean, Rowe Morris, ■ Lloyd, Thomas, T. Davies (Lower Kinnerton), W. Williams, S. Lee, J. Seller, Hart Davies, E. T. Hallmark, H. Crowder, and S. Wedgwood—total 18. Against: The Rev. W. Jones, Messrs. W. Vernon, A. Wolfenden, W. Brown, A. S. Dut- ton, A. Smith, Warburton, W. Davies, T. Davies (Blacon), Parker, Carter, R. Ithell, C. E. Linakcr, Hughes, J. T. Ball. G. F. Cox. Wright, T. Williams, Martin Gibbons, and T. Knowles—tctal 20. It is understood that several of these mem- bers. who voted in the minority, will take counsel's opinion on the question on their own account.
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Cambnaa Vies had Calve .ej as visitors V" Saturday. A ta.rly fast game was witnessed, but it was partly <po,i-ed by the heavy state of the ground, iiic ws.tore had the advantage 1Il being tho h<.»avi«*$t icdin. Calveley won a good game by four goals to three. Chester Vice entertained Sandycroft Artillery on Saturday in the first round of the Junior Cup competition. The Artilery were the first to make headway, and R. Edwards moored from a free kick. At half-time the visitors led by one goal to nil. Soon after the restart Banks equal- ised with a fine shot Afterwards the visitors forced a oorner, from which Parting scored. Thus the game ended in favour of the Artillery by two goals to one. I Smithfield Vies met Trinity Villa on the lloodoe on Saturday. The Vies, who tilayed against a slight breeze, attacked early, but the Villa backs cleared their lines. End to end play followed. From a comer, Phillips, of the Villa, put through his own goal, while a little Wter F. Rigby increased the Vic's lead. The vies were aiiso granted a penalty, which F. Rigby converted. At half-time the score stood 3-0 in favour of the Vies. In the second half the Vies pressed oftener, and Lee soorcd from oorner. Play was afterwards confined to mid- field. During a rush by the Trinity forwards: one of their men was tripped in the penalty area. Lee took the resultant kick, but Edge cleared. Ambrose Johnson added a second goal for the Villa. The Vies were pressing when the final whistle sounded, with the score 3-2 in favour of the Vies. Shotton Swifts gave another indifferent display on Saturday, when they engaeed Chester Rovers on the Roodee in the initial round of the Chester Junior Cup competition, and were decisively! defeated by four goals to two. It must, how. ever, be explained in mitigation that the Swifts experienced the worst of luck. They were the Sret to score, through Parry, but afterwards they elackcned down. This proved a great mistake, as the Cestrians attacked repeatedly, and when T. Pierce kicked through bis own goal their hopes were raised. Later Goreham raced away, lind when near the corner flag centred the ball, which, with the aid of the wind, swerved harm- lessly into the net. The home team led at the interval by the odd goal in three. On resuming, the Swifts attacked, and Pierce equalised. Later Gweham scored from a penalty awarded the Rovers, while Catherall sealed the fate of Shot-ton by increasing the lead. Thus the Swifts Were beaten by four goals to two. On Saturday Ellesmere Port premier eleven played Preacot Wire Works in a Wecit Cheshire League fixture, before a good crowd. As the visitors are at present second in the League, great interest was shewn in the match. Neither team was fully represented. In the first half the Port pressed strongly, but the Prescot defence was very sound. Eventually Taylor scored for the Port, but Prescot equalised close on half-time. McCuJloch put the Port further "•head, but the visitors played up gamely, and equalised. A very fast- and the best home match of the season resulted in a draw of two goals each. Frodi ■Jiam had to bow down once more to defeat on Saturday, when they were somewhat easily vanquished by the Arley team on the Athletic Ground. The visitors quickly asserted themselves, and during the initial half monopo- lised the play to a great extent, their passing movements being characterised by more dash and objective than the spasmodic and uncertain rushes of the home men. Two goals were eoon scored by the visitors. The seoond reverse ap- peared to waken up Frodsham, who, after a prolonged footing in the visitors' quarters, scored through Rimmer. The visitors imme- diately retaliated, and further increased their lead. The second half was fairly evenly con- gested but the home defence was sound and ()Quld not be penetrated. The game ended in favour of the visitors by three goals to one. Hawarden Bridge entertained Flint United on Saturday under the auspices of the First Division of the Flintshire League. The ground was on the soft side. The home eleven won the toss, and at once commenced to press, but without result. At last Flint raced away and were awarded a penalty, from which they opened the score. This was distinctly hard lines for the Bridge, as up to this point Flint had done very htfcle attacking. Despite the heavy going, the home players set to work in earnest, and Lloyd was called upon to negotiate several good shots. Eventually they equalised through J. Parry. The game continued at a fast and furious pace, and Fox missed a penalty for the Bridge. Although both sides tried hard to gain the lead, Nothing further resulted, and the interval ar- rived with the score one goal each. The second half opened in favour of the Bridge, and G. Whittaker missed by inches. Shortly afterwards Rimmer Brown nearly Past Lloyd, who had to concede an abortive corner. Cummings raoed away at a fine rate for the visitors, but he had the mis- fortune to fall when in front of the Bridge goal, Ind Tompkins had no difficulty in clearing. Bentham and Bithell cleared repeatedly when the home forwards were dangerous. Cummings was again put in possession, but he fell once n.orc and was nearly blinded with mud. After a determined attack on the home goal, in which the Flint forwards combined well, Tompkins was beaten for the second time. The home vanguard Put more method into their play, and Lloyd, ￼ was well served by Bithell and Bentham, iw? to work hard to ataTC off disa?. Hewitt ￼ Darlington played a fine defensive game for fk Bridge, while the Flint defence was very found. The game ended in favour of Flint by two goals to one. Ashtoo Hayes were visited by Christletan en at-urday. Tho home team kicked off against a strong wind. Christleton had most of the play during the first, half, Hughes scoring after te minutes' play, and Selby increased the lead fore die interval In the seoond half, play- Jng with the wind. Ashton had more of the play. Just before the finish one of the visitors bandied the ball within the penalty area. ■•nwrstan took the resultant penalty kick, which 'Was splendidly saved by Bartley, the visiting Cnstodian. Nothing further was scared, Christie- ton thus winiiin., a pleasant game by two goals to The Malpa.3 Juniora visited Tushingham on Saturday, and met the looal club, a good game resulting in favour of the visitors by three goals to one. At tho close of play both teams were entertained at tea at Maesfen HaJI by the Rev. the H<m. and Mrs. A. R. Parker. Before dispersing a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the rev. gentleman and Ms wife. Hobby on Saturday rr»Pt Waliasey Village in tho fifth round of the Cheshire Amateur Cup. Riding was again absent from the team, his place being taken by Antrobus. The game was played at Wallasey before, a good number of spectators. Hclsby, who played uphill, were the first to become dangerous, and Boyle missed a glorious chance of opening the score in tlle first few minutes. Ilelsby kept up the prosstrre for some little time, but Wallasey's custodian, who displayed exoollent form tii long ho ut, effected some wonderful saves. The gJame then opened out, and oaoh side attacked in turn. Eventually the home men opened the soaro from a corner, but Helsby equalised tbrough Boyle soon afterwards. Just beiforo haif-tirnKj, however, the home team Hoosied again from another corner, and led at the in- terval by two to one. It was quite expected that Helaby, with the slope* in their favour, would soon rub off the arrears, but luck was against tlnem, and the ball ropoatedly went anywhere but through the goal. Not only did the homo custodian eglain save time after time in marvellous fashion, but many shots whiq-h deserved to score were either charged down or passod just wide of the posts. After further pressure by Ile'sby without re- sult, the home playeirs in remarkable fashion quickly added two more goalsi. Tln-se reverses oppoairod to dishearten the visitors, whose at- tempts to get level were but poor, and the homo team, wito were now playing a winning game, scored again before the close, and even- tually retired ,I,rinnem by five to one. Ii eisby Bible Class had Runcorn Combination as visitors, whom they beat, after a good game, tor two to uil. Oonnah's Qua.y Vios. brought a strong team, to oppose St. Oswald s on the Roodee on Satur- day. The g'amø commenced rather badiy for the home team, the V icta. being awarded two pima.itiee wiiiiiin five minutes of ilie start, llutt, the home goalkeeper, brought off two smart saves, which encouraged his team. St. Oswald's gained three successive corners, which camo to nothing, and alter this tho visitors got to work in earnest, but the home goal was kept intact until a few minutes prior to the interval, when Conn ah'a Quay scored. The centre-kick being taken, St. Oswald's raoed down in line, and from a pass by J. Allan, Ben- nett hooded a good goal, thus equalising. 10 the &eoond half the game was very fas??, eaoh side trying hard to 800m The visitors' goal- keeper saved capitally on two oooa?iona. Aus- tin gave the Vies. the lead, and St. Oswald's not to be Ix-atem, after a period of pressure, w-eic rewarded just on time, J. Williams mak- ing tlho scores level. The whistle sounded witih the soort—St. Oswald's two, Connah's Quay two. Both in Mold and Buckley great interest was centred in a match on Saturday between Mold Town and Buckley Engineers in the third round of the Welsh Amateur Cup competition. The Mold Recreation Ground walt the venue of hos- tilities, and it is computed that there was a crowd of upwards of 1,500 spectators. Both clubs placed their strongest available teams in I the field, and an added importance waa imparted to the match in that the visitors were last season's holders of the trophy. The Engineers won the toss, and had the best of the opening exchanges, but they were checked by Arthur Jones, who parted to Sydney Peters, and this forward, eluding all opposition, severely tested the Buckley custodian. Midfield play followed. After a spell of long passing tactics by the Engineers, Davies centred grandly and Lewis repelled, but before he could effect a complete clearance Millington banged the ball into the net five- minutes after the start. Soon after this reverse S. Peters was in evidence, and, eluding the Buckley backs, he put in a magnificent shot, which the visitors' custodian saved at the ex- penee of a corner. This waa well plaoed, and N. Lloyd was enabled to equalise with a long range shot. Encouraged by the plaudits of their sup- porters, the home team attacked determinedly, but. the Buckley defence proved equal to the pressure. After a bout of midfield play, the Engineers again invaded, and Phillips gave the home custodian an awkward handful. While holding the ball he was fouled. The ensuing free kick enabled Mold to visit the other end, but the Buckley defence was impregnable, and half- time arrived with the eoore one all. On resuming. McFarlano was to the fore, and he forced a corner off H. Hughes, but to the chagrin of the Mold enthusiasts he shot outside. Aft,er a period of apathetic play, S. Peters forced a oorner off Lewis, but he repeated the mistake previously made by MoFarLane. Whether the home forwards had become "rusty" owing to a succession of open dates, or whether the heavy ground was telling it-) tale, at any rate it was apparent that the Mold quintette were not stayers, and several fine centres by McFarlane and Peters came to nought. The next- incident of note was a fine sprint by Jenkins, who, beat- ing the Mold backs, got within a yard of Lewis and lowered his ooloum with a fast groundshot. After a period of protracted pressure on the Mold goal the home team aroused. The Buckley goalkeeper just succeeded in keeping out one of McFarlanc's shots, and later he mulled a shot from P. Davies, which was kept out of the net just in tho nick of time. Eventually the game ended with the score two to one in favour of the Buckley team. The visitors deserved to win. The Mold eleven were very clever in mid- field, but in front of goal they appeared to lack method and resource. A meeting of the Chester and District Foot- ball Association was hold on Friday, when W. Mooro, of Chester Albion, was suspended for fourteen days from Monday, January 21. K Company protested against Connah'a Quay for playing an iineligible man, and the tie was ordered to be replayed at Oonnah's Quay on February 2. A protest by Kelsall against St. Werburgh's for a similar offence was heard, and the tio was ordered to bo replayed on Sat- urday next. Sealand Albion v. Chester Depot, to be played on Saturday next. The draw for the seoond round of the Chester Junior Cup resulted as follows:—Chester Rovers v. Mold Junction, Kelsall or St. Wer- burgh's v. Sandycroft, Oonnah's Quay or K Company v. St. Oswald's, Chester Albion v. Depot or Seal.and Albion. To be played on February 9th. The draw for the first round of the Charity Oup resulted as foUowb- K Company v. Rossett, Nestom v. Saltney. To be played next Satur- day. Hightown, Hoole, EUesmene Port, Kaleyards, Oonmah's Quay Twenties and Queen's Ferry byes. A special oonmniesion was appointed to deal with the Offeree's report of tho disturbance at Saltney. Tho case will be fully gone into on Friday next. In the fourth round of the Army Oup compe- tition the 1st Cheshire Regiment axe drawn against the 1st Duke of Cornwall's Light In- fantry, while the 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers am to moot the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, the matches having to be decided on or beforo February 9th. A special meeting of the Oommiasion of the Welsh and Chester Football Association was held at Cheater on Friday to consider the re- ports of referees. Referee Ixxikwood reported G. Dutton, of Sandyoroft, for threatening him, and he was suspended for two months. Referee Ooppaok reported Walter Williams, of Buckley Rangers, for leaving the field without, permis- aion in the match against Chester Rovers and delaying the game, and lie was suspended for fourteen days. Several of the Buckley players were cautioned also for their oonduot. I FIXTURES. COMBINATION. 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