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Owing to the withdrawal of Derby St. Luke's from the Combination, Wrexham were without a match on Saturday. On the Racecourse, the semi-final tie in the Welsh CtiL,, between Shrewsbury and Mold, was brought off. The match was generally looked upon as an easy thing for Shrewsbury, and as it was also the general opinion that neither Shrewsbury nor Mold would have much chance in the final, there was very little interest taken in the game. The plav was fairly even for the first half, and twenty minutes had elapsed before Holloway, owing to a very bad miss on the part of the Mold goal- keeper, was enabled to score the first goal for Shrews- bury. Soon after this, Mold lout the services of Harrison, their left back, who hurt his knee and had to leave the field. Notwithstanding this, however, they played un pluckily, and no further scoring took place up to half-time. On crossing over, Mold were dangerous several times at the opening, but Shrewsbury gradually got the upper hand, and finally left off winners by five goals to nil. The game was not a good one, and neithpr of the teams showed any first-class form. The Mold forwards and half-backs were quicker on the ball than their opponents, but their passing and shooting was of a very primitive character. Shrewsbury may play a much bgt ter game when opposing a good team, and we should advise the other club which gets into the final, whether Wrexham or Chirk, not to think too lightly of the taek, and 80 be caught napping. For Mold, Morgan in goal did some very good work after the unfm tun ate blunder he committed in the tirtt half. Both backs were very weak. The half-backs played a very good game, E. J. H. Williams especially working very hard. The for- wards were poor, F. Davies being the best. H. North put in some fast runs, but generally spoilt them by a bad pass or shot. The Shrewsbury custodian was not called upon very frequently, but he stopped some good shot; The backs defended well, and the half-backs did some pretty work, but we fancy a good set of forwards would soon tire them out. Amongst the forwards Alty Davies was eagerly watched by the spectators, and he by no means came up t) expectations. In fact, he played far below International form, and his exhibition was very dis- appointing. No doubt he was afraid of being injured, but that can hardly be an excuse for his bad shooting and passing. Holloway was the best forward. Ellis and Gosson did some pretty work, but the former shot badly. Green was conspicuous at times. Bv their vict iry, Shrewsbury enter the final tie of the Welsh Cup for the first time. To Welsh League matches were played on Satur- day. That between Rhostyllen and Bangor, at Rhos- tyllen, was a very nice game, being contested in the be&t spirit from beginning to end. The other between Ruabon and Rhos, in Wynnstay Park, was quite the reverse. The referee cautioned several players on both sides, and finally ordered Gittens, of Rhos, off the field. Thereupon the Rhos team, headed by their umpire, marched off the field, bringing the game to an abrupt conclusion about twenty minutes from time." For Ruabon Samuels was safe in goal. The back division played a strong and judicious game, E. Ed. wards being especially noticeable for his tackling. All the forwards played an unselfish game. They combined well, but their shooting was weak. Edwards defended well in the Rhos goal, and the back division was strong. R. Roberts and J. T. Dodd were the pick of the forwards, but they all played with much dash. J. Davies, of Chirk, played a grand game for New- ton Heath against Preston North End on Saturday. As the Preston team were on their way home, an exciting scene is reported to have occurred at Wisran station. A free fight between members of the team and railway officials, in which Trainer is said to have taken a very prominent part, was only put an end to by the arrival of the police. Mr Sudell has since stated that the report, which appeared in the news. paper?, was untrue. We are sorry to learn that Mr J. W. Lloyd, the hon. treasurer of the Welsh Football Association will be compelled to resign his office, on account of his having been transferred to the head office of the North and South Wales Bank, in Liverpool. During the time he has been in office he has worked hard and successfully, and he will have the satisfaction of knowing that he was the first treasurer of the Associa- tion who was able to report a large balance on the right side. A meeting of the Welsh League was held on Wed- nesday night. It was stated that Westminster Rovers had not paid the fines, amounted to 12s 61, which had been inflicted upon them for playing an ineligible man, J. Wilding. Mr Parry, the Rovers' secretary, stated that the fines should be paid within a week. The Rovers asked permission to register J. Wilding and a permission, granting his transfer from the Wrexham club to that of the Rovers, was read. It was decided that the Rovers be permitted to register Wilding. Letters were read with reference to the failure of Westminster Rovers to play their fixture with Rhoe, from which it appeared that the Rovers were afraid to go to Rhos on account of an anonymous letter which had beeu received. It was stated that the Rovers had since consented to go to Rhos on Easter Monday, and they were finally fined 103 for failing to keep the fixture. Protests lodged by Bangor, Rhostyllen, and Ruabon were dismissed. A protest by Ruabon against the result of their match with Rhostylien, on account of short time being played, was upheld, and the match ordered to be re-played. The Mold club were fined 53 for failing to keep their fixture with the Druids on January 24th. The Welsh team left Liverpool for Belfast on Thursday night. The team is as selected with the exception that A. Lloyd, of Rhyl, takes Seth Powell's place at back. R. E. Turner will act as captain of the eleven. We have since heard that Bowdler, owing to an injured ankle, has been unable to go, and his place will be taken by Bob Roberts, of Rhos. Wrexham take an eleven to play Brymbo Institute, at Brymbo. to-day (Saturday). To-day (Sa!urday) two junior cup ties will be played in Wrexham. They both look likely to furnish good gamee. The draw for the third round of the English Cup was made on Wednesday night and resulted as fol- lows Sunderland v. Notts Forest or Sunderland Albion. Referee, W. H. Jope. Notts v. Stoke. Referee, C J. Hughes. Sheffield Wednesday v. West Bromwich Albion. Referee.. W. Widdowson. Blackburn Rovers v. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Referee, J. C Clegg. To be played on February 14th. Kick-off at three t'clock.
CARNARVON ATHLETIC V. POITTMADOC. -Played on Saturday, Portmadoc winning by two goals to one. WREXHAM ALBION V. GWENFRO RED STABS.— Played on the ground of the former on Saturday, the home team winning easily by seven goals to one. WREXHAM ST. MARY'S V. WREXHAM WHITE STARS. —Played on Saturday, the final ref-ult being Wrex- ham St. Mary's, four goals White Stars, three. WREXHAM VICTORIA RESERVE V. BROUGHTON ALEXANDRA.-Plaved on the ground of the former on Saturday, -the Victoria winning by six goals to one. DENBIGH v. FLINT.—Played at Flint on Saturday. Assisted by the wind, the home team had the best of the first half, and led at half-time by four goals to one. In the second portion of the game, the visitors showed up much better. Final result, Flint, four goals; Denbigh, two. WREXHAM GBOSVENOB V. ERDDIG ALBION.— Played at Coedyglyn on Saturday. The Albion having won the toss, Jones started the game for the Grosvenor. The home team overpowered their opponents, but were erratic in shooting. At half-time the score stood, Albion, three Grosvenor, one. On re-starting, the home team, playing down the hill, scored twice in succession. Give-and-take play fol- lowed until Edwards scored for the Grosvenor. Before the finish, however, the Albion scored another point, and finally won by six goals to two. GBESFOBD V. WREXHAM GYMSASIUM.—Played at Gresford on Saturday. The Gymnasium were the first to Fcore. The home team equalised from a free kick, and the teams crossed over with the score one goal each. The Gymnasium had the best of the second half, but failed to score, while the home team added another point and won by two goals to one. The fol- lowing teams represented the Gymnasium-H. Jones, goal; W. Pugh and Wilson, backs; Ralph, Beeeton, Hunter, half-backs; T. M. O. Shelby, L. Morris, R. Hughes, J. Turner, and Harrison forwards. WREXHAM VICTORIA V. ASTON HALL RANGEBS.— The above teams met in the return fixture on Satur- day, on the Victoria ground. The visiting team arriving late, two twenties were agreed upon. The Vies started the hall about 4 15, and immediately p-essed, scoring after about ten minutes' play, and adding another point a minute later. The homesters kpt up the pressure and scored another, but it was disallowed, and another one a minute later met with the same fate. The visitors now broke away, and tried hard to score, but were repulsed by the home j defence. The Rangers, however, appealed for a goal, bnt it was not allowed by the referee. The visitors i would not accept his decision, and were about to walk off the field, when the Victoria to satisfy them gave them the point. The homestsrs made a com. bined rush and scored their third goa'. At the call I of time the score was-Victoria three goals, Rangers one. The Victoria team was-J. Harrison, goal A. Davies and J. Johnston, backs J. Dawson, T. Gill. and T. Burke, half-backs R. Parry and G. F. Kelly, right win? J. Pugh and J. Wilding. left wing H. Trainer, centre. Referee Mr John Daviea. GROVE PARK SCHOOL v. BRTVEO INSTITUTE.— Played on the School ground on Saturday. Play was at first even. The Grove Park forwards at length got away, and Pryce-Jones shot and scored. Nothing more was done by either side up to half-time, and the home team crossed over leading by one goal to nil. In the second half, the Brymbo forwards seemed to play with more dash, and Matthias made a fine run on the left. but on his shooting the ball struck the cross-bar. Play was now interesting, Brymbo ulti. mately equalising. Shortly before the close, Pattison, one of the School backs, was kicked severely, and had to leave the field. Just before the call of time Brymbo scored the winning point, and thus won by two goals to one. The following were the teams :— GROVE PARK.—D. J. Roberts, goal C. Roberts and W. Pattison. back- Boosie, Griffith, and Guest, half-backs H. Davies, H. Bevan, O. Davies, H. Prichard, and T. Pryce-Jones. forwards. BRYMBO INSTITUTE.—John Charles, goal; G. Thrmas and A. D. Jones, backs Thomas Koberts, P. Matthias, and John Jones. half-backs J. Trevor Williarcs, Joseph Rogers. E. Matthias, J. S. Wynne, and Thomas Price, forwards
WELSH CUP. SEMI.FINAL TIE. SHREWSBURY TOWN v. MOLD.—This tie was played on Wrexhanj Racecourse, on Saturday. The ground was in Ilooli order, and there were over 1,000 specta. tors. Mold won the toss and set Shrewsbury to play I facing the sun and wind. Orreen kicked off for Shrewsbury. The play was first in mid-field. IP,. J. H. Williams kicked into goal ar.d Rogers hit away. Morgan kicked across the Shrewsbury goal, but T. Williams shot wide. North got well down, but shot behind. A free kick against Mold in mid-Held was well sent in, T. Williams clearing. North made a run, but sent the ball out. A shot by Holloway was just saved by Harrison. A run by Eilia and Gosson ended in the latter ju;t shooting outside the posts, A "corner" for Shrewsbury was well put in and Pearson kicked over the bar. Another corner" fol. lowed directly afterwards, but it was worked away. A shot by Ellis went wide. Ellis got nicely down and crossed, but Harrison cleared. A run by Davies and Morgan was finished up by a shot at goal, Rogers saving, and in doing so gave a ''corner." This was got away, Gosson running the ball out. From the throw in, the leather was kicked behind the line. From a free kick for Shrewsbury near their opponents' goal, Holloway scored the first point for his team with a simple shot, about twenty minutes after the start. From the kick- off, Shrewsbury were again dangerous, and Ellis just shot wide. A run by Holloway ended in Harrison giving a "corner," which was sent behind. A mis- kick by Steadman resulted in a corner" for Mold, and a scrimmage took place in the Shrewsbury goal. The ball was finally worked out and cleared. Stead. man deprived Davies of the ball, when he wils dangerous. At this point,, Harrison, the Mold left back, injured his knee,. and had to leave the field. PearRon gave a "corner" to Mold, but it came to nothing. P. Jones shot at goal, and Rogers saved. At the other end, Gosson tried to score, Morgan just saving. A eorner for Shrewsbury was got away, and half-time arrived with Shrewsbury leading by one goal to nil.-On re-starting, Mold got down, Shrewsbury returning. North made a good run, but spoilt it by a bad pass. Ellis centred well, and Alty Davies headed over the bar. An easy chance of scoring was missed by Alty Davies. North put in a fast run and crossed to Morgan, who shot, and Rogers, in hitting out, gave a "corner." This was beautifully placed, but Rogers saved, and Ellis and Gosson got away. Gosson shot well in, Morgan saving. Ellis immediately afterwards shot over the bar. A shot from Green was well saved by Morgan. A "-corner for Shrewsbury was sent behind. A shot by Green hit the crossbar. From a scrimmage in the Mold goal, a corner resulted, but it came to nothing. Shrewsbury pressed con- tinually, and Ellis had a fine opening, but kicked over the bar. Gosson shot the second point for Shrews- bury. It was objected to on plea of off-side," but was allowed. Alty Davies shot the third goal with a long shot. Green put on the fourth goal, and Ellis the fifth. Directly afterwards "time" was called with the score standing—Shrewsbury, five goals Mold, nil. The following were the teams MOLD.—Morgan, goal P. Dykins and W. Harrison, backs T. Williams, E. J. H. Williams, and T. Williims, half-backs A. North and P. Jones. right wing F. Davies and M. W. Morgan, left wing; G. Harrison, centre. SHREWSBURY TOWN.—Rogers, G.al Steadman and J. Davies, backs; Ashton, Pearson, and Edwards, half- backs Holloway and Alty Davies. right wing; A. Ellis and T. Gosson, left wing; G. Green, centre. Umpires—Messrs J. W. Lloyd, Wrexham, and J. G. Hall, Crewe. Referee—Mr James Davies, Wrexham.
THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP. FIRST ROUND. RHTL VICTORIA CROSS V. MOLD RED STABS.— This undecided tie, which ended in a draw of four goals each at Mold, on Jan. 24th, was re-played at Rhyl, on Saturday. A ia"t and exciting game ended in a win for the Rhyl team by one goal to nil. The following players composed the winning team- W. Brookes, T. Byles, A. Jones, J. Williams, J. Mat- thews, J. Middleton, J. Evans, A. Rosney, T. Parry, F. Jones, and S. Robinson. SECOND ROUND. OSWESTRY RESERVE V. CHIRK RESERVE.—Played at Oawestry on Saturday, the visitors winning by three goals to nil. The teams were as follows CHIRK RESERVE.-E. Powell, goal; Meiedith and Davies, backs Morris, Edwards, and Roberts, half. hacks Meredith and Williams, right wing; Egan and Williams, left wing; G. Williams, centre. OSWESTRY RESERVE.—J. Jonep, goal; R. Evans and J. Mackav, backs; Woollam, Francis, and Hughes, half- backs; G. Meredith and H. Lloyd, right wing; M. Jones and W. Jones, left wing; A. Hallam, centre.
THE COMBINATION. I GUAIS P. W. L. D. For Agst Pts Macclesfield 12 8 3 L 39 20 17 Gorton Villa 12 8 3 1 31 18 17 Chester 9 7 1 1 27 13 15 Denton 11 6 5 0 26 19 12 Northwich Victoria. 10 4 2 4 21 21 12 Hyde. 14 4 7 3 29 36 11 Wrexham 11 3 5 3 IS 3) 9 Burton Swifts 8. 4 4 0 b3 18. 8 Leek 12 2 9 1 19 44 5 Witton 8. I 7 0 12 36. 2
HYDE V. DENTON.—At Hyde. The home team started down hill, the game at once becoming very exciting. Lowe, the Denton goal-keeper, was first called upon to save. The game throughout the first half was fast and furious. Duncan scored for Hyde, and Lees and Edwards scored for Denton. After changing ends Brown scored two goals, Lee and Hall afterwards scoring. Result:—Denton six goals, Hyde one goal. LEEK v. NORTHWICH VICTORIA.-At Leek. The game was fabt, and, after five minutes' play, the visitors scored the first goal, soon after notching a second. Leek then scored, and the game at half-time i-tood two goals to one in favor of Northwich. In the second half Leek pressed, and had hard lines. North- wich scored a flukey goal, and the game ended three goals to one in favor of Northwich.
THE WELSH LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. For. Agst. Pts. Druids 7 5 II 2 29 14 10 Ruabon S 5 3 0 27 17 10 Bangor 8 2 2 4 16 21 8 Rhos 7. 3 3 1 16 13. 7 Rbyl C) 2 2 2 14 14. 6 Rhostyllen Victoria 6 1 3 2 10 22 4 Mold 5 0 1 4. 5. 12. 4 We-ttminster Rovers. 7 1 2 4 10 14 0 (Druids and Rhyl have each had two points deducted, and Westminster Rovers 6.)
RHOSTYLLEN VICTORIA v. BANGOR.-Plaved at Rhostyllen on Saturday. The weather was fine, but a strong wind was blowing. There was a good num- ber of spectators. The field was in fairly good condition, except near the goals, where it was rather slippery. The Bangor men arrived in good time, and the game was started at three o'clock, when A. Davies kicked off for the visitors. The Rhostyllen men soon began to press, and after penning the visitors in for a short time they were granted a corner," the ball, however, being kicked behind. After this Bangor rushed down the field, and White scored their first goal with a fine shot. A run up by Rhostyllen resulted in Arridge granting a corner," but Tomkins, who took the kick, sent the ball behind. Equal play followed, both goals being visited in turn. Nothing further being scored, half-time arrived with the score standing-Bangor, 1 Rhostyllen, nil. On re-starting, the visitors began to press, and showed much better combination than Rhostyllen. The homesters made several good attempts to equalise, but their efforts were fruitless. After some equal play the home team were granted a corner," but the visitors cleared, and play again settled in safe quarters. Play continued in mid-field for a considerable time, neither of th9 goals being placed in any great danger. After about twenty minutes' play, however, the homesters began to try hard to score, but they were repulsed again and again. At length they were granted two "corners" in succession, Ishmael Evans managing to put the ball through during the scrimmage which ensued after the second. Rhostyllen made strong efforts after this to get the lead, and the Bangor goal had several narrow shaves. Within a minute off time." the visitors made a rush, and J. R. Thomas scored their second point. Final result- Bangor, 2 goals Rhostyllen, 1. The teams were as follows RHOSTYLLEN.-A. Pugb, goal; J. Jones and A. Edwards, backs Ishmael Evans, Rhys Lloyd, and J. Mantle, half- backs R. Jones and Louis Blew, right wing G. Tomkins and P. Edwards, left wing G. Blew, centre. BANGOR.—A. Hughes, goal; S. Arridge and J. S. Jones, backs E. R. Thomas, Stuart, and J. Roberts, half-backs J. Jones and Pryce White, right wing J. R. Thomas and W. Jones, left wing A. Davies, centre. Referee, Mr Alfred Lea, Wrexham. RUABON V. RHOS.—Played in Wynnstay Park, on Saturday, before a very large gate." Much interest was centred in the match, and a high feeling of rivalry prevailed. The home eleven were minus the services of W. P. Jones and J. Williams. Immediately after the kick-off, Rhos took up the attack, and Bob made a run, finishing with a good shot. A contest ensued around the home goal, but Samuels defended his charge in brilliant style, and Price Davies relieved with a long:kick. A good attempt by Bob Roberts was checked by E. Edwards, while directly afterwards the Ruabon goalkeeper had a difficult shot from Albert Jones to negociate. With the help of Gittens, the Rhos forwards made abrief incursion into the home quarters and gained a fruitless "corner." Play in mid-field followed. E. Edwards tried a long shot, and the home forwards made a rush, but an ex- cellent chance was lost by wild shooting. The Ruabon forwards still forced the play, and at this juncture Phillips, one of the Rhos backs, met with an accident, and he was not of much use for the rest of the game. The Rhos custodian bad two shots to stop. From a throw in Albert Jones made a run. Cartwright passed to the left wing, and Richards gained the first point for Ruabon. With the kick-off the Rhos left went off with a dash, and Gerrard ceded a "corner." Nothing resulted, and W. Lloyd relieved in fine style. A combined rush by the home forwards followed, and the pressure on the visitors' goal was severe when half-time was called. On resuming play Rhos, having now the wind in their favor, forced the game. Rhos kept well in their opponents' half until a free kick relieved the pressure. Another run by the visitors' right resulted in a stinging shot from Dodd, but Samuels was watchful. A II corner ,r was got away by A. Jones, and Richards made a long shot. Albert Jones dribbled and passed to Cartwright, but Prit- chard cleared. Samuels saved a good shot from the right, and was cheered for his excellent play. At the other end Richards and Albert Jones made a good attempt, but Gittens robbed. The visitors' left made a run down, and J. T r Dodd with a swift shot equalised the score amid much cheer. ing. The home forwards now combined splendidly, and made several rushes, but were unable to break through the visitors' defence. After each goal had been alternately visited, Edwards was again con- spicuous in robbing R. Roberts. Gittens returned, but Stubbs met promptly. After Kyffin had made a good shot, Albert Jones executed a run- Cartwright passed to the left, and Richards with a dashing shot put his club a point ahead. Shortly after this, Gittens, one of the Rhos half-back?,, finding that he could not get the ball, deliberately kicked at Richards. He was ordered off the ground by the referee, and the Rhos team, headed by their umpire, at once left the field amid much hooting and cheering. The state of the game at. this poinb was-Ruabon. two goals; Rhos, one. The following were the teams RHOS.—W. Edwards, goal; J. Phillips and E. Pritchard' backs Thomas Jones, J. Kyffin, and Gittens, half-backs J. Dodd and R. Jones, right wing Bub Roberts and W. Reeves, left wing J. T. Dodd, centre. RUABON.—Samuels, goal; C. Gerrard and Stubbs, backs W. Lloyd, E. Edwards, and Price Davies, half-backs Cartwright and R. T. Joues, right wing R. Richards and J. Gerrard, left wing Albert Jones, centre. Um pirep, Messrs H. Hall &nd 8. Pritchard. Refer??, Mr W. J. Hughes, Wrexham.
I THE ENGLISH CUP. There were sixteen clubs left in the second round of the most important of the challenge cup competitions. The matches produced some excellent contests, but for the most part ended in a manner that was expected. Sunderland (the conquerors of Everton in the previous round) visited Darwen. The latter club played a very good game, and it was not until after half-time that the visitors were able to score. Then, however, Sunderland twice drove the ball through, and won by two goals to none. On the ground of the St. George's Club, at Cape Hill, Birmingham, the West Bromwich Albion beat Birmingham St. George's by three goals to none. Notts County v. Burnley furnished a close and exciting game at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, where, in spite of rain, there was an enormous attendance. Burnley obtained the first goal, but Notts had equalised when half-time was reached. In the second three-quarters of an hour Daft registered the deciding point for Notts County, who won by two goals to one. There were ten thousand spectators of the Sunderland Albion and '-T ivotts J! orest game at bunderlaticl. 'L'he teams had played the week before an ordinary game, and each side scored once. Curiously the cup tie on Saturday brought the same result. The Sunderland team led for a long time, but Notts Forest eventually equal- ised, and although an extra thirty minutes was played, the game remained a draw. At Accrington the Town Ciub met the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The weather was. fine and there were 5,000 spectators. Wolverhampton obtained the first point, but at half- time the record was one all." In the second portion each side obtained one goal, and an extra half-hour had to be played. Wolverhampton then kicked a third goal, and won the match hy three goals to two. At Derby, the Sheffield Wednesday Club played a fine game against Derby County, winning by three goals to two. Stoke-on-Trent was the scene of the Stoke v. Aston Villa game. About 10,000 people were present. Nothing was scored in the first half, but victory tinally rested with Stoke by three goals to none. In the Blackburn Rovers and Cheater match, played at Blackburn, the game proved all in favor of the Rovers, who won by Beven goals to none. Thus the clubs who go into ths third round are Blackburn Rovers (holders), Sheffield Wednesday (the runners up), Sunderland, Notts County, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke, and either Sunderland Albion or Notts Forest. It is curious to note that Lancashire, the county so famous for its professional teams, has only one representative in the last eight. It will also be seen that five are League clubs and three Alliance.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES FOR FEBRUARY 7TH. I THE COMBINATION. I Hyde v. Burton Swifts, at Hyde. Chester v Denton, at Chester. Gorton Villa v. Witton, at Gorton. Northwich Victoria v. Macclesfield, at Northwicb. THE WELSH LEiGUE. Mold v. Rhos, at Rhos. Rhostyllen y, Ruabon, at Ruabon. WELSH JUNIOR CUP. FIRST ROUND. Wrexham Gymnasium v. Wrexham Reserve, at Salis- bury Park. SECOND ROUND. Wrexham Victoria v. Rhostyllen Reserve on the Victoria ground. Wales v. Ireland, at Belfast. Wrexham v. Brymbo Institute, at Brymbo. Druids v. Nantwich, at Nantwich. Holywell v Northop, at Holywell. Rhyl v. Carnarvon, at Carnarvon. Flint v. Bagillt, at Flint. Westminster Rovers v. Chirk, at Chirk. Gresford v. Overton, at Gresford. Mold Albion v. Hawarden, ,t Mold. Erddig Albion v. Wrexham Victoria Reserve, on the former's ground.
RACING NOTES. I A long spell of inactivity for followers of the turf was broken last week at Manchester, when fairly good sport was witnessed, taking into consideration the aspect of things meteorological during the seven previous weeks, and its baleful efftct on training operations. Excellent going was the verdict of the jockeys, the sun condescended to brighten the pro- ceedings.in a way not often, vouchsafed to muggy Man- chester, even at a summer meeting, and the unbroken success of the favorites on the opening afternoon sent backers home convinced that New Barnes waEl the proper place at which to spend a happy day. Twenty-two runners for the six events was an im- provement on the results obtained during the blizzard at Kempton Park, although the Hunters' Flat Race resulted in a walk over for Lord Dudley's recent purchase, Dardanelles. The wisdom of follow- ing Joseph Cannon's stable for the early events of the renewed season soon bore fruits when Garrett took a selling hurdle race in a canter from four opponents, Tom Green taking the winner for 100 guineas. The Sikh, who ran well at the last meeting over this course in December, easily secured the Manchester Handicap Steeplechase,havingsome good horses in WildMeadow, Battle Royal and Strong Tea behind him. "The Maiden Hunters' Steeplechase proved a soft thing for Red Indian, who beat three moderate animals by forty lengths. On the second day the ex-hurdle racer Gladstone finished alone for the Trafford Park Steeplechase, his solitary opponent, Stourhead, refusing after going a mile. Bedouin took a hunters' hurdle race, and then came the sensation of the meet- ing, when Herringbone, who had finished last to Stourbay the day before, made all the running for a selling race, and beat Garrett, Garter Blue, and three others in a canter by four lengths. This strange reversal of form was the cause of a hostile demonstra- tion by the crowd, from which the rider escaped by taking refuge in the weighing room. St. Crispin beat a field of nine, the largest seen out at the meeting in the January Hurdle Race, and the fixture ended as it began with a walk over, Sir Herbert giving Captain Owen that barren honor in the Hunters' Steeple- chase. Mr McAuliffe, the owner and rider of Herringbone, was reported to the stewards of the Grand National Hunt. The weights for the sprirg handicaps being of paramount interest, I must dis- miss the rest of the past week's sport by noting the improved form of Bay Comus in the Surrey and Middlesex Steeplechase at Hurst Park, and the good performance of Cameronian, when at the same meet- ing he gave Sibs. and a good beating to Midshipmite and Oscar in the Club Plate, run over two miles on the flat. In the Lincolnshire Handicap the weights range from 9st 71b to 6st, The Rejected heading the list with 101b more than he carried successfully labt year. Snaplock and Wise Man at 9st each have been gauged according to their best form, and so have Miss Dollar with 8st Sib and Golden Crescent at Sit 41b. Nun- thorpe has a chance with 8st, so too have Evergreen at 7st 131b, Spell at 7st 71b, Queen Laura at 7st 71b, and Plato at 7st lib. Eyrefield and Chesterfield head the three-year-olds with Gat 51b each, a weight neither can complain of, now that the minimum in handicaps has been raised to 6st, at which impost Jessamy and The Hudson bring up the rear. To pick a lot to take against the field before the acceptances appear is bad policy, but in the meantime I must express a decided opinion in favor of Evergreen, whose form at New- market last season was above the average, particularly when he won the Babraham Plate at the Craven meet- ing in a canter by three lengths, having behind him such public performers as Gold, Sheen, Father Con- fessor, and Houndsditch. Of the northern trained animals none look better in than Queen Laura, who beat a large field with ease in the Derby Handicap Plate last November. In the Grand National Steeplechase Royal Meath deservedly holds the post of honor with 12st. 71b., having to concede 31bs. each to Gamecock and Why Not, 4lbs. to last year's winner, Ilex, and 71bs. to Roman Oak, all of the preceding quartette being well t iken care of, however meritoriously their past per- formances were achieved. Roquefort and Voluptuary are lights of other days, but Come Away at list 12 b. strikes me at once as the pick of the handicap. He wen all his three races last year in faultless style, and I do not forget what I heard of his capabilities from a very reliable source nearly two years ago. Since then he has furnished out and improved in staying powers, and as a seven-year-old should now be at his best. The next in the scale to arrest attention is Leprechaun at list. 21bs., a nice weight for such a genuine stayer and good fencer, although he may not be quite in the first class. I do not think the young Irish mare Choufleur can give him a pound, and chancing a run he should be the best place investment in the race. Aladdin is a quiet tip, but a horse who has been so long on the shelf rarely proves dangerous. Lady Rirah at 10-st. lllbs. should hold all the young horses ■afe. safe. BLESSINGTON. I i Wednesday morninrr HLESSIXGTON f —
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THE FLINTSHIRE TITHE W A R. DESPERATE CROWDS. STRUGGLES WITH EMERGENCY MEN. On Monday morning Mr Craft, auctioneer, Mold, made a fifth unsuccessful attempt to distrain for the tithe rent due to the rector of Gwaenysgor. Mr Craft I accompanied by three emergency men left Rhyl about ten o'clock, and after travelling about four miles along a flat unkempt road, the party alighted and an ascent commenced of a most formidable cross moun- tain road. The summit of the mountain which is a continuation of theMoel Fammau range, was reached.. Aftr a drive of two miles over the stone covered road Gwaensygor was sighted. On approaching the village the party sighted nine Flintshire police, who had reached the rendezvous some hour or so before. On passing a farm house gate a party of women and girls gave a clamorous salute. At Ty Ucha Farm, occupied by Mr Ellis, the gate was barric aded with thorns, and upon the second rail several women had taken up a position, whilst there was a double row of men and boys in froat. There were about thirty persons in all present, possessed of the soundest of lungs. On Mr Craft approaching the gate the war commenced in earnest, and the wrangling crowd became a surging, infuriated cluster of human beings, which certainly eclipsed anything the writer has witnessed. There was a big crush when the besiegers entered upon the task of removing the I numan oarricaue. The emergency men Deing over- powered, Mr Craft very pluckily rushed to the attack, and he was whipped in the face with thorns by the women on the gate. The air was filled with the mad expostulations of the infuriated crowd as it felt the press of the besiegers. Supt. Hughes, who had his men under splendid control, ordered them to notice who struck, and if there was striking he would at once interfere. He told his men to keep their temper, and to have nothing to do with the struggle, save when a breach of the peace occurred. The women, of middle age, were uncontrollable. A man named Williams sang out that Craft had come to extort the wages I of an old parson who was good for nothing." At this moment a young man rushed up on a plough horse, which he had evidently just unshackled. j He was going to run over the whole party, and came up swinging his hat with a triumphant manner. He was evidently exceedingly excited, and his language would have made Billingsgate blush. The police spoke to him, saying he would surely injure someone, and must not ride about. He put the horse in the field, and was afterwards foremost in the affray. Mr Craft consulted Supt. Hughes, who advised him to wait awhile until the excitement had subsided. This he did,and after a considerable delay tried again, only to be repulsed by the frantic crowd. One boy in his slippers had a cow's horn, which he blew very lustily, filling the air with discordant sounds. He announced his intention of killing Mr Craft. The cavalcade moved on, excited by the crowd, to icylia Farm, occupied by Mr John Price. The farm stands some 600 yards from the road, and has a private cart track to it. The gate is at right angles with the road, and on one side a short hedge stands. whilst on the other a low wire fence is placed. Before Mr Craft could reach the place, the screaming, yelling, crowd had taken up a stand in front of the gat', and there they stood calling names, and defying Mr Craft and his men. Mr Price, the occupier, •'nlled for silence, and after a long interval the com- motion was sufficiently modified for his voice to be heard. Someone suggested that he should raise his hat, as the service was about to commence. Mr Price very solemnly informed Mr Craft, amidst many interjections by the crowd, that there was the gate and there the hedges. He must proceed via the gate, and if he went over the hedge woe betide him. Mr Craft received his instructions gracefully, and at once pro- ceeded to attempt the gate. Then the strife com- menced. Just in front was a lot of watery mud, and in the scuffle this was flying about like rain. Again and again was the attack repelled amidst the loud derisive laughter of the savage custodians. Down into the mire several of the combatants fell, to be assisted to their feet by their comrades, and to rush again to the onslaught. The indescribable tumult continued until a cry was raised that Craft was over." He had crept aside and got over the fence. In a moment the maddened crowd seeing themselves non-plussed dashed at the auctioneer, and with a savagery of maniaics clutched at the distrainer, who asked them to summons him if he had done damage. Reasoning was out of the question, and our representa- tive, Mr Samuel T. Miller, covered with mud, mounted the wall to observe the scene of confusion. The mass of human beings were surging to and fro, first one and then another would come to the out- skirts cf the row, flung there by the stronger arm of a police or emergency man. l'he women with frantic slii ieka were in the midst of the scrimmage, whilst poor Mr Craft, knocked and hustled about like a ball ot cotton, was in the centre doing his utmost to release hands from his thoat, and extricate himself from the frenzied grip of the anti-tithere. Shouts, yells, and hisses, loud talking and screams made the air palpitate. One emergency man clung to two of his assailantp, and rushing down the bank flung them in front of him and returned. The condition of the crowd had waxed dangerous, and every man present made a desperate attempt to oust the auctioneer. One woman clutched his collar, and was half choking him when a constable wrenched her hand from its hold, and she having her full weight on the grip fell when released on another constable's walking stick, smashing it in halves. Those who saw it, greeted the accident by clapping their hands, and exclaimed that they were pleased. The police got one side Mr Crafc with his body-guard and the people on the other, and pushed with might and main. At last Mr Craft slipped aside and the war raged against his emergency men who were in the thick of it, Brown throwing his oppressors right and left. There was no time for rt lfection, but the gate was open, and someone suggested that Mr Ciaft should walk in and out, but before he could do so an anti-tither closed it, and Mr Craft was outside. It was half opened and a terrific struggle ensued. The mud which was properly mixed with the tramping of the feet commenced to fly again. From the writer's position all could be seen. Mr Craft, pale-faced and agitated, was struggling for admittance. The anti- tithere, intoxicated with excitement, were cheering and shouting, whilst the dasperateness and resolution written in their features would have daunted a stronger body of men than those Mr Craft had. Mr Craft seeing it was a forlorn hope marched back to the village, where the traps were. Mr Craft wished to call at Mr McDonald's for 21 13s 2d, but the shop door was blocked and another squabble ensued. Guswell, the emergency man, got close to the door and was thrust out by some young fellows. An anti-tither, a farmer, caught hold of him, and a man by, his stick in his hand, pushed him. He became frantic, and brandished his stick with intent to strike him, and would have carried out the rash act but for the interposition of P.C. number five, who warded off the blow. The police acted with remarkable and com- mendable coolness, trying persuasion and reasoning as much as they possibly cculd. Then the cavalcade marched to the other side of the village, going over several fields along a footpath. On the distrainer turning for the path and along another one leading to the low lying farm houses, the people arrested his progress, saying the road was a private one for the convenience of the occupier, Mr Thomas Roberts, Tynvgear. The distrainer maintained that he was on the usual path to the farm. A move forward was made, the crowd walking smartly, and forming them- selves into a barricade at the yard gatp, Mr Craft declined to lay siege, and passed over a low wall much to the chagrin of the crowd. Ho was soon con- fronted by another gate, with a formidable array of agitated humanity in front of it. His emergency men made a dash, and there was a stubborn fight for the mastery. The gate yielded into the yard, and several people went face downwards, arising smeared and crestfallen amid the laughter of those who had escaped. Whilst the scrimmage was progressing an anti-tither threw an emergency man's stick in the pool close by, and when he went to fetch it, a young- ster gave him a push, but it was not strong enough to have the desired effect, and Goswell remained in his dry clothes. Several fellows clustered about the emergency man and theatened to pitch him into the water, but the police remonstrated and the people desisted. The distrainer succeeded in distraining upon several head of cattle in the field hard by. although they were scattered by dogs and boys. One boy stood by tteshoulderof Mr Craft during the dcBcrif tfon of the cattle, trying to confound the auctioneer by shouting "black, white, red," or "red and white black," &c. Having made the distraint notice out, the auctioneer tendered it to the farmer, but he would not have it, so it was put on a gate. The party commenced a tramp up a narrow muddy lane, which skirted the ancient churchyard. The oak communion table bears date 1637, and the font is dated 1200, and there are indications of it having once been used by Roman Catholics. Whilst coming up this lane a woman had been struck in the struggles on the wrist, which was bleeding. Another woman, having no handkerchief, took off her garter and bound the wound with it. Then there was a long walk right away to the foot of a mountain across the fields. On arrival at the gate leading to Garnucha, a full stop was come to, a host of people declaring it was a private road, and would not allow the agent to pass. The uproar was recommenced with vigour, and proved most of the crowd to be in possession of powerful lungs. One individual, who is said to be a local preacher, suggested that the women should strip Mr Craft be. cause he struck a woman. The Superintendent called attention to the statement, and said it was inciting to riot, and asked those near if they heard it, which they could not help doing. The agent made a fruit- less attempt to pass the gate. and was thrown and jostled about unmercifully. He gave up the attempt, much to the satisfaction of the crowd, and drove off amidst jeers and laughter. On reaching the turning to the village, Supt. Hughes and three constables got into the distrainer's wagonette, and drove rapidly a long distance, going through a dilapidated village, half the houses in which were in ruins. Turning suddenly the conveyances pulled up at Bryn- rodyn. occupied by Mr Evan Williams, where J224 19a 6d was owing for tithe. The gate was interlaced with thorns, and Mr Williams was standing with his back to the fastening of the gate. The agent in reply to his question, What do you want." said I've come for the tithe, will you pay ?" Mr Williams, Yes, if you will give me 2s in the £ back." The agent said I can't do that," and com- menced i) pull the thorns off, being anxious to com- plete the distraint before the rest of the throng arrived. Here, what you doing" said the farmer. I want to get in" replied the agent. Whilst this occurred Goswell went at the back of the farmer and opened the gate. The farmer clutched the emergency man, lost his balance. and they both fell,the emergency man with his head through the gate and his hat over his eyes, and covered with mud. At the same moment out rushed the wife from a gate in the top side of the yard, and dealt the unfortunate emergency man several blows with a substantial looking stick. It's all right missus. We're in you see you're too late" said the man, as he warded off, with the assistance of his comrade, the rest of her blows. Mr Craft looked for cattle in the sheds and cow-houses, and had to fight every inch of his way. Finding no live stock, he wanted to see the stack yard, but the farmer had stuck himself against the wicket gate, and the agent had to puah him aside, which he succeeded in doing; When the emergency man attempted to follow, the farmer snatched at his throat, whilst the wife Belabored him with a stick. He raised his arm putting his elbow in the man's face, and asked him to stop it before he was 8truck. By this time several of the crowd had ?"ed. and the abuse hurled over tbe wall at the agent was more loud and peraon? than complimentary. '? agent deli^red the di? traint b.n, but it was thrown on the yard. After I concluding the business ?' vehicles were re-occupied. :abn?7r?he?ti?r with a parting salute of abuse from the anti-tithers. weTJ6 -i8itld was ? Griffiths', Peny- wwe?rn. ??3 ? was owing here, and the occupier was standim? nt tho ^ere» _?nd the occupier was were. Af r Ceaf t said'I, Y6u see yw;ne,Pe.<? !h_ a-rid iow they have deserted von W;1I -w "a. Y vu F&SY No," was the reply. The agent then got over the gate, and distrained upon some cattle. There was no demonstration, the agent handed the distraint notice, which was thrown on the yard by the tenant. AJonewaUc was then undertaken to Bryn?ea where 21 13s was due. As its name indicate it !? situated on the brow of a hill facing t?Va?? Clwyd. ￼ farmer 8eein? the a?entcro? ?e I S helid /hu e rushed np and informed him, whilst pushing him, that there was no right of way that way but the agent told him to hands off," he was in search of stock. The money was shortly afterwards paid by the wife in the house.
BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES IN north wales. The Registrar General statf-s in his currrnt return that there were 205,706 births recorded m England and Wales in the three months that (-ndetl on 31st December last. This number is equsl to an annual rate of 27 S, whereas the mean of ten years is 31 6. It should be noted that the present birth rate is the lowest that has as yet been recorded by the Registrar General. The deaths in the same period were 147.426, and the rate arising therefrom is said to be 19-9, or 1 0 above the mean of ten years. The excess of births over deaths was 58,280, in ISS9 it was 85,140, and in 1888 it reached 89 143 the rate of increase is thus far from being arrested, but the rate is clearly a falling one judging from these figures. Immigration, however, comes in aid, but the ex. tent is not known. Emigration tells, of course in the opposite direction, and concerning this it ia reported that "the proportion from England and Scotland shows a considerable decline from the mean proportions in the December quarter of the preceding three years, while the proportion of Irish emigrants corresponded with the average." The deaths under I exceeded by 30 per 1000, the average of ten years, while those at 60 and upwards were 8 5 above the mean, yielding its highest rate in fact, since 1878. Zymotic diseases were, on the whole, slightly above the average of these, measles proved most fatal, affording the highest rate, with one exception since 1871. Diarrhoea was also in excess of the mean. Bearing in mind the low temperature of the quarter it is curious to fiud that whooping cough did not reach the average. Scarlet fever fell below the average, but diphtheria greatly exceeded it. Fever slightly passed the average. Of course diseases of the organs of respiration have mainly contributed to the increased mortality, but no facta are yet published on this point. At the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, the mean temperature of the air with the close of the quarter was 40 8, or nearly three degrees under the average of the corresponding quarter in 119 years, while it is said of the closing month of the year that "it was the coldest December of the century." The marriages naturally are those that were re- corded in the past September quarter. They relate to 114,084 persons and the rate is said to be 15'4 against a mean of 14 6. The rate is said to be the highest one since 18S3. Since 1886 the average rate has been slowly but steadily rising. An im- proved average rate, a singularly low birth rate, and an increased death rate, this figure is the principal feature in the present return. In the three months that ended on 31st December last there were 413 births and 283,deaths registered in the district or union of Wrexham, the latter total occurring against an average of 276, taken from the three previous corresponding quarters. There were 53 deaths recorded of infants under one, and 76 of persons aged 60 and upwards. There were 18 deaths registered in public institutions, IS were inquired into before the coroner, and 12 were due to violence. The deaths referred to the chief zymotic diseases were measles 5, scarlet fever 2, whooping cough 5, and diarrhoea 2: This is clearly a highly satisfactory return on the whole as to the state of the public health in the district in the paat quarter; and although it is quite true that the deaths from all causes were in excess of the aver- age, this does not count for much at a time when great excess was shown in most places, due chiefly to the greatly increased mortality by lung disease. The local returns give 33 births and IS deaths for the Holt district, the latter being two more than the average, not one was due to a zymotic disease. In the Ruabon sub-district the births were 136, and the deaths 110, or 24 more than the average measles caused 5, scarlet fever 2, whooping cough 5, and diarrhoea 1. In the Wrexham sub-district there were 244 births and 155 deaths, or 15 less than the average measles caused 3, and diarrhoea I. It is thus plain that Wrexham holds a very envi- able position in the mortality returns for the past quarter. is "5 I § š f.. f.. -0 0 |S .g 2 g$ J?. ?3 -SS :??g fS-lH o 'Sbi • 2 -2 Rogtstration Sub- -So?? ￼ ?? Ê S? Ä DIstncts in gSg £ ^3^ § Wrexham Union. -S?? !7; S.o ° js-g j- C?SQ???Q ￼ < ?S a «2 ?? -J<?3:? S -??? ? E ?? a 3 a*8 Halt .3:3 18 11.1 Ruabon h* 15511 136. 110 28.3 13 Wrexham w.h* 4i531 244 155 15.2 4 Total 62525 413 233 18.1 IT *NOTE.—W denotes that a workhouse is situated in the sub-district, and therefore the annual rate of mortality Is higher than it would be otherwise, in consequence of certain deaths being entered there which should be distributed amongst other places. Similarly H denotes hospital. In North Wales there were 2,616 births recorded in the past quarter, thus not reaching the average of three years by 290. The deaths were 2,020, or 85 more than the average. There were 59 deaths by violence, these being chiefly fatal accidents. Most excellent returns are made respecting the causes of death, comparatively few fatal cases of infectious diseases being returned. In the district of St. Asaph there were ten fatal cases of fever placed on record. Here the deaths from all causes exceeded the average by 38. In the Ruthin and Llanrwst districts there was only one death referred to a zymotic disease. Iu Bala district the deaths were much above the average, but two deaths by scarlet fever figure as the only fatal zymotic diseases. There were on the whole singularly few deaths by fever in all the districts in North Wales. ? "8 "2 £ 3 § S? s? .2 Registration ? ?S ? j?.2? RglStra Ion § ¡: g Dlstncts o.r Poor õ I:¡) â 1: ¡; La.w UnIQns ¡2;'y 5 ￼ a in North Wales. ? 5K *^5 s -5S B? a?o a £ .3 '3 Oi ea c MONTGOMERYSHIRE Ma.chynHeth. 12517 54 52 2 Newtown 254:19 129 90 12 Forden. 1S28L 114 58 5 Llanfyllin 19)59 105 7b 6 FLINTSHIRE Holywell 45774 251 230 5 DENBIGHSHIRE: Wrexham 55158 413 253 17 Ruthin 14215 89 51 St. Asaph 29458 139 169 15 Llanrwst 14109 61 .oj I MERIONETHSHIRE Corwen 16833 92 fS 2 Bala 6740 36 33 2 Dolgelley 15180 8't 5i 1 Festiniog 29525 157 lUti 8 CARNARVONSHIRE: Pwllheli 22911 129 102 6 Carnarvon 43997 257 175 8 Bangor 23512 182 172 12 Conway 1S36L 123 83 3 ANGLESEY: Anglesey 15IS2 7o 56 H0lybea,1 19959 102 99 11 *NOTE.-The districts are collections of contiguous parishes, or places, combined for the purpose of registra- tion, and are nearly always identical with the Poor Law Unions of the same names. It ia reported that in the year 1889, the date of the last annual return of the Registrar General, there were 2,852 marriages celebrated in North Wales. Of this total 1,042 took place according to the rites of the Church, while 1,810 relate to Nonconformists. Of the 1,042 church marriages 229 were by licence, 750 by banns, 58 were on the production of the Su peri uteia dent Registrar's certifi- cate, and in five case-i the particulars were not stated. Of the 1,810 Nonconformist marriages, 21 were of Roman Catholics, 969 related to other christian denominations, and 520 took p!ace in the register ofifce. The 2,852 marriages are thus distributed according to seasons 593 in the March quarter, 523 in the June quarter, 566 in the September Quarter, and 870 in the December quarter. As to the "civil" condition of the married it appears that 2,369 marriages were between bachelors and spinsters, 92 between bachelors and widows, 241 between widowers and spinsters, and 123 were of widowers with widows. Altogether there were 364 widowers married and 215 widows. As to the age of the married it is stated that there were 78 men married under 21 and 301 women. There were 369 cases where the man signed the marriage register by mark and 415 women. There were 159 instances in which both the man and woman signed by mark, and 466 cases occurred where one of the parties adopted this mode of signature.
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