Ganeral News. The sight of Mr Albert Brassey's injured eye ia much improved. On Friday. a fly wheel weighing eighteen tons • broke at the Barrow Wireworks, bringing the roof down. One man was killed and ten injured. Sir Robert Reid, addressing a. Liberal meeting at Wilton, expressed the opinion that free England would not much longer endure the disgusting and. blood-stained tyranny of the Turk. George Deavea.aged twenty-four, a private in the 1st Suffolk Regiment, has been killed by falling from a swing-boat at a fair at Brentwood. A police- sergeant who witnessed the occurrence said the de- ceased fell a distance of about nine feet. Three newly-constructed vessels of war, the power- ful battleship Magnificent and the torpedo boat destroyers Contest and Janus, were commissioned at Chatham last week, in readiness for active service. The first-class battleship Majestic was commissioned at Portsmouth. At Birmingham an old man named Arthur Smith has been arrested for begging from door to door. When Smith was placed in the dock he was recognised as the owner of some valuable freehold property, from which it is said he draws considerable rents. He was sent to gaol for seven days. On Saturday night a, man named Burvill returned to his home at Folkestone iu an intoxicated condi- tion and threatened to shoot his wife. He loaded a fowling-piece, and told his little daughter, three years of age, to go and fetch her mother. The child refused, and he discharged the gun at her, killing her almost instantly. 0 A seizure of 500 rounds of ammunition, a rifle, and revolver was made on Monday by the Queenstown police. On the arrival of the Scythia an Irish- American passenger, named John Connolly, en route to County lway. was searched, and in his luggage the ammunition and rifle were found. His sister had hidden the revolver in her stockings. Both parties were arrested. A conference in support of Protection for British agriculture was held on Friday in London. The Right Hon. J. Lowther, M.P., presided, declaring himself a Protectionist, and resolutions were passed in favour of reconsidering the fiscal system of the country with a view to production being afforded to native industries, and of the establishment of preferential trading relations between all parts of the British Empire. At the Sheffield Board of Guardians' meeting much discussion was provoked by a reference to some transactions of thirteen years ago. An official re- ceived a sum of JE6 10s. for which he gave a receipt, but no record could be found of the money having been placed to the credit of the Board. The official admitted receiving the money, but could not explain the matter. A resolution was carried that he refund the sum with thirteen years' interest at two and a quarter per cent. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, M.P., at Blair- gowrie referred to the Liberal defeat at the general election, but showed that he was not disheartened when he remembered how small a majority of voters had given their opponents so great a majority of seats. In speaking of the chief principles of. the Newcastle programme, he said that programme might go in form, but its substance must be retained if they would remain Liberals. He also alluded to Armenia, but could not believe that Lord Salisbury would depart from the prudent course initiated by his predecessor. Although over 300 additional workmen have been recently taken on at Devonport Dockyard, and 400 mechanics are working overtime, the officials will be unable to complete their programme of work by the dates specified by the Admiralty. The dates for the completion of the cruisers Talbot, Arrogant, and Furious, and the sloops AIgerine and Phoenix have been postponed but the battleship Renown is to be completed at the earliest possible date, as the Admiralty are desirous that she shall be ready for commissioning by July next. Over 800 shipwrights are now engaged on this vessel. The village of Onchan (Isle of Man), which has just been created a village district under the Local Government Act, was on Friday the scene of an exciting election of rural commissioners. Onchan ia a favourite place of residence with retired" Englishmen, and as a number of these determined to run a couple of candidates of their own, a strong feeling of opposition was aroused, and the election was fought on the lines of "Natives versus Corae- overs." The poll resulted in the rout of the come- overa," the natives polling 138 and 129 against 27 and 39 for the others. After the declaration of the poll, rejoicing was made over the native victory. Further evidence wa.s addnced at the Clerkenwell Police Court on Friday, in the prosecution of Alfred Gamble, who is charged with attempting to murder a little boy at Islington. Some important testimony was given by witnesses who had seen the prisoner in the neighbourhood of the stable about the time the crime is supposed to have been committed. Some contradictory statements by the prisoner were also mentioned. The case was again adjourned. The child Win. Cattle has now recovered from the effects of his injuries, and his condition is so satisfactory that the hospital surgeons have allowed his mother to take him home. The child will, it is reported, in no way suffer in the future from his mutilations. Ladv Harberton. writing on tight lacing, says :— li It would materially help discussion on the subject if people would bear in mind the fact that there is an actual anatomical proportion in the size of the human waist, and that it is not a mere question of fancy. The true proportion is a difference of ten inches between the circumference of the bust and the waist. Thus & woman whose bust measures thirty-six inches should have a waist measuring twenty-six inches. Bust forty inches, waist thirty inches, a.nd so on. Very few corsets are made in this proportion, and if thev were still fewer people would buy them as fashion decrees that the waist should measure from twelve to fifteen inches less than the bust. Mr Trontbeek, the Westminster coroner, held an inquest on Friday at the Westminster Mortuary on the bodv of Mrs Maria Julia. Gallway, of Bristol, who was found shot at the Grand Hotel, Charing- cross. on Saturday night week, and who died during Monday night. Evidence was given that she ha.d "one to' the Hotel on Friday with her brother-in-law, Mjcr Charles William Gallway, and that they stayed there as Major and Mrs Gallway, occupying the same room. Statements signed by the deceased and by her companion were put in. These were to the effect thPt the major shot, himself first. and that after- wards the lady shot herself. Mrs Gallway had also stated that she did not wisli to live after what had happened. and that her husband was "a splendid fellow. The jury found that she committed suicide whilst temporarily insane. Some little sensation was created at the Ashby-de- la-Zoilche Station of the Midland Railway, on Friday evening, by the arrival of the pa,sse:i<*er tra.in from Burton-on-Trent without its driver, and the con- fession of the fireman that he did not know when or where his" mate." a Londoner, named Lucas, had disappeared. All he could tell was that he missed the driver soon after leaving Burton, and thereafter drove on the train alone until he could obtain the assistance of a Rood's driver. But the embarrassing mvstery was satisfactorily explained on Saturday morning" by the discovery that the driver had been blown off the engine bv the gale while examining a defect in the smoke-box. He had sustained no injury but a wound rn the head and a. shaking, and had walked home after reporting the accident. Annie Robinson, 38, married, of Huddersfield, has been indicted tit Leeds Assizes for administering te her husband. Rowland Robinson, a metallic poison, with intent to murder him. It was alleged that dur- ing August and September the prisoner put quantities of white precipitate into her husband's food. He was seized with illness, and at one time his life was despaired of. Previously, the prisoner, after they had been married six weeks, had induced Robinson, who is possessed of considerable means, to mak e a will leaving all his property to her, she threatening to le,we him unless he did so. There was also evid- ence of an intrigue with another man. Quantities of mercury were found in the milk and prepared food intended for Robinson's consumption. For the defence it was denied that the prisoner administered the poison but the jury found hpr uilty, and she was sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude. An inquest has been held at Rtaverton, near Daventrv, on the body of William Wilkins, a navvy, who died from whisky drinking. The evidence showed that the deceased had been at work all day in the tunnel at Staverton that is being made for the new trunk line to London. When he left off work at six o'clock he went with a mate to the New Inn, and, calling for half a pint of whisky, drank it off neat. He said he had pains in his side, and six half-pints of whisky would cure him. He drank nearly the whole of five" half pints of whisky neat within an hour. On callin" for the sixth haif-pint, the landlord's Charles Nesbitt. refused to serve deceased. Wilkins rose as if to strike him. but fell on the floor, and was carried home unconscious, and died in a few hours. .\11 the witnesses said there was 110 wajrerinsr. The deceased drank the whisky of his own will, though no one tried to dissuade him.—The jury returned a verdict of "Death from alcoholic poisoning, and asked the Coroner to censure all in the room at the time of the deceased's drinking the whisky for not interfering. The Rev. Vol. E. Ilnrndall, M.A., and Mrs Hurn- d-Ul St Ermin's Mansions, Westminster, had a narrow escape from bein sn6'ocated by gM on h? u? night. It appears thnt they are m the habit of usin? a small gas stove in their bedroom for the purpose of heating water, an d it is presumed that on retiring ?o rest on the night in question the stove was extinguished, but that the gas, by some means or eher was not turned off, with the co?eqnenc.that it was escaping all ni?ht. Nothing being ￼ of them during Sunday, inquiries were mstltuted, \lth the result that in the evening Mr and Mrs Huin^da I were fonnd lying in an unconscious condition, their room being strongly impregnated with gas- Mrs Ilnrndall speedily recovered under restoratives, but all effort to resuscitate the rev. gentleman were nn- availing, and at five o'clock on Monday he was stIll insensible. His medical advisers are of opinion that his prolonged unconsciousness is owing to 3. weak heart, but they hoped that by tod he will have recovered. Mr Hurndall is ar_ gregational minister attached to the Westmii- Chpe], ,Tame's-stred. and a graduate of kani University. Later news shews that Mr Hnrndal ^ru |j recovered consciousness.
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r Round and About. At Bangor, on Thursday week, William Hughes- Roberts, afinancial agent, was committed for trial upon charges of obtaining money by false pretences. The prisoner, it was alleged, obtained fees for loans, and after receiving them nothing further was heard of the transaction. The bequest left by the late Dr. Anthony, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, is the sum of XI,200, for the purpose of providing a new lifeboat and boat- house at Rhyl. The bequest is left in memory of a young lady to whom the late doctor was engaged, and who was drowned whilst bathing forty years ago. The deceased was an eye-witness of the awful occurrence. The School Board election at Bangor. the result of which was declared on Monday, has ended in a de- cisive victory for the Nonconformists. The new Board will consist of five Nonconformists, one Roman Catholic, and three Churchmen. There were four Church candidates, of whom one was unsuccessful, and the remaining three are the lowest on the poll of the successful candidates. Sir John Puleston, Mr Charles J. Davies, and the Rev. Morris Roberts have been unanimously re- elected respectively chairman, hon. treasurer, and hon. secretary of the great annual London Welsh Festival. The committee, which includes many well-known persons of various shades of religious and political belief connected with the Principality, has arranged that the 1896 service be held (by the kind permission of the Dean and Chapter) in St. Paul's Cathedral on St. David's Eve. On Saturday, a girl, aged eighteen, named Dora Lindon, of Liverpool, was arrested and lodged in the Egremont (Cheshire) police cells for obtaining money under false pretences. The usual visits were made to the cell, and all was right up to five o'clock, when the prisoner received her tea. She then seems to have disarmed suspicion, and at half-past s ix, when the next visit was made, she was found unconscious, having torn a strip from her dress, with which she had strangled herself. Restoratives were applied, but they were unavailing. On Saturday an inquest was held on the body of James Younger, one of the gamekeepers of Mr A. P. Heywood-Lonsdale, master of the Shropshire hounds. Brooks, the head keeper, asked Younger to take a boat and go on the big pool, at Shavington to see if there were any dead wild ducks. This be did, no one being with him at the time. Soon after his hat was seen on the water, and the boat overturned, and his dog and game bags on the bank of the pool. The pool, which is very deep at places, was dragged with- out success until dark, but his body was found at 10.30 on Saturday morning. The jury returned a verdict of accidentally drowned. The annual meeting of the London Welsh Charitable Aid Society was held on Monday, under the presidency of Sir John Puleston. Mr Merchant Williams, the hon. secretary, read the report for the past year, which was adopted. It gives a short out- line of the work of the society amongst the Welsh poor in London, and of its efforts to carry out the primary object of its institution, viz., the relief of temporary distress amongst the workiRg-class population. On the proposal of Mr Vincent Evans, seconded by Mr Isaac Williams (of the Wigan Collieries Company), the following officers were re- elected :—President, Sir D. Evans; chairman of committee, Sit J. Puleston vice-chairman, Mr Stephen Evans hon. treasurers, Messrs. L. H. Roberts and W. Williams hon. secretary, Mr Marchant Williams. Mr E. Owen, of the India Office, was requested to audit the accounts.
I Army, Militia, and Volunteers. The hired transport Dilwara sailed on Thursday week from Southampton fo: Bombay with about a 13ombay with about a thousand officers and men for different garrisons in India. Included is an exceptionally smart draft of the 1st Middlesex Regiment. It consisted. of about 200 of all ranks, under the command of Captain Lock, from the Depot of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wrexham.
I MEETINGS OF TEACHERS AT WREXHAM. The annual general meeting of the Wrexham and District Teachers' Association was held in the National Schools, Wrexham, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Owing to the unfavourable state of the weather, the attendance was very small. The chair was taken by the president, Mr Charles Dodd. The secretary and treasurer made their reports, which were very satisfactory. Mr K. T. Powell, Rhos Board School, is the president for 1896. The election of oflicers for 1896 was then proceeded with :—Vice-president, Mr G. J. Jones, Peuygelli Board Schools Mr C. H. Wykes, secretary of B. and O. Fund Mr T. M. O. Shelby, treasurer, and Mr Lewis Edwards, secretary, were re-elected. The committee for 1895 was re- elected with one exception, and the names of Miss W. Griffiths, British School Mr Jones, Ponkey, and Mr H. Cook, Vron Board School, Llangollen, were added. Ii was resolved to invite the Chester. Mold, and Llangollen Association to unite with Wrexham Association in forming an amalgamated meeting at Wrexham in March, 1896. Mrs Scott, Mr R. J. Powell, Mr C. H. Wykes, and Mr W. Crockett, were chosen to act as representatives at the Brighton Conference. In the evening, a public meeting was held in the National Schools, Wrexham, in connection with the Pupil Teachers' Association, for the distribution of prizes to the candidates who had been successful in the recent examination. There was a large attend- ance, presided over by Mr John Francis, of Nythfa, Wrexham. The meeting was opened by a pianoforte solo by Miss Davies, of Bwlchgwyn.-The Chairman, in his opening address, said they had met together that night in touch with a question which at the present time was full of controversies and conflict, namely, education. They were in one of the calms of the great storm to distribute the prizes to the pupil teachers of the Board and National Schools. Teachers were not looked upon with the highest re- spect at all times. Not many years ago anyone was thought good enough to be a teacher. but now the standard of efficiency was greatly rising, and. he thought it would be raised more and more as time went on. He remembered his first teacher was an old sailor, but he had a kind heart, and that was a thing which every teacher should have. Teachers should always let their scholars see that they took an interest in them. After quoting Thomas Fuller upon teaching, Mr Francis said that those who had not received prizes should not be discouraged, for some- times the boy who did not receive a prize was a better scholar than the one who did. He would ask the secretary to read his report for 1895.—Mr R. Hugh Jones, in his report, said the number of schools affiliated with the Association was forty-one One school (Trevor) had withdrawn, and the Rhos National had joined. The number of pupil teachers whose names were on the register wa. eighty-six, namely, thirty boys and fifty-six girls. The past year had been a record year in the number of papers worked, and the aggregate number of marks secured. Although the number of marks secured had been in excess of any previous year, the committee regretted to report that the quality of the work done was not so good. The total results in the other subjects were :—For boys 58 out of a possible 120, for girls 66 out of a possible 120. Th0 Secretary said one reason for the diminution of marks was the change of examiners, all of whom had different methods of marking. This he thought was the chief cause for the diminution. The subject which had gained the highest percentage of marks was needlework. In that subject there had been no change of examiners (Mrs Richard Phennah and Mrs James Phennah.) In the financial part of the report it showed that there was still a balance in hand.—The report was received.—The Chairman called upon Mr Morgan Owen, Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, to distribute the prizes.—Mr Morgan Owen said it gave him very great pleasure to meet them once more outside their school work. It was also a pleasure to have to distribute the prizes to the successful pupil teachers in connection with the Pupil Teachers' Association. Mr Francis had given them very good advice. He would tell those who had not won a prize that he never won one until he went to the university. He thought pupil teachers in some places were not sufficiently paid. He said he thought they should commence with S10 and finish with X20. This would make the parents encourage their children to take more interest in theirwork. In some places he knew the pupil teachers were very badly paid. On the whole the Denbigh district was in a good position. It was always a pleasure to visit the district, because everthing was in such very good order, and it had some very excellent schools and school managers. The number of scholars was very rapidly increasing, so much so that the schools had to be enlarged. The present year was his twenty-first year of being Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, and it was always a great pleasure to him to look back upon the past years. The prizes were then distributed is follows :—Boys Edward S. Price, Rhos Board; G. Edgar Hughes, Ponkey Board John E. Rogers, Brymbo National; Edward H. Steen, Bersham Board John Owen, Wrexham Board Percy Rogers, Wrexham Board Fred Davies, Acrefair Board James Thomas, Rhos Board. Girla M. F. Morgan, Wrexham Board Ceridwen Jones, Rhosymedre National Elizabeth Williams, Rhosddu Board Sarah E. Williams, Rhos Board Minnie Miller, Wrexham National M. C. Jones, Ponkey Board; Ann M. Davies, Garth Board Mary Seddon, Wrexham Board.—A song having been sung by Miss Gwenfron Jones, Mr Thomas Bury proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Morgan Owen for being present that night, and for his adiress, and for distributing the prizes. He had known Mr Owen for a great number of years. Mr Owen had been her Majesty's inspector for twenty-one vears, and he had been clerk to a School Board for over twenty-five. During that time they had got on well together. There was always an open- ing for teachers. He had found lately that they were very difficult to get. He had great pleasure in proposing the vote of thanks. The vote was carried with acclama.tion.-Mr Williams. Brynteg, propose! a vote .of thanks to the managers of the school for their kindness in letting the schoolroom.— Mr Charles Dodd, British School, seconded, and it was carried.—Mr John Bury responded as one of the manager* of the school. He also proposed a vote oi thanks t) the ch.urmal, Mr Francis.—Mr DV¡p;s'l pi-csif!?ntf.fthe association, ppconded.—T he Chair- man shor'v responded.—A vote of thanks was also passed to Mrs Thomas Hightown, for providing the tea, and this close 1 tho proceedings.
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I Colonial and Foreign News. I Dr. Warth, head of the Geological Survey, while gold prospecting in Bengal, struck a reef of remark- able richness. The Indian Government has ordered the erection of stamps for trial crushings. A telegram from Zanzibar states that a caravan of twelve hundred men returning from Uganda has been attacked by Masai. A thousand men were killed, among them being Mr Dick, a Scotch trader. A telegram from Chattanooga, Tenuessee, states: —A shooting affray between judge and lawyer occurred in court here on -Monday, Chief Justice Snodgrass, of the Tennessee Supreme Court, firing two shots at John Beasley, a leading lawyer in the city. Beaslev was addressing the court, and in the course of his remarks made some most insulting observations regarding the judge. The latter re- sented them, and fired twice At the lawyer with his revolver, one shot striking him in the arm and inflict- ing a serious wound. Snodgrass afterwards sur- rendered himself. TURKEY AND ARMENIA. A panic occurred at Calit;t on Thursday week. and shops were closed in consequence of a report of dis- turbances at Stamboui, which proved to be false. A Constantinople correspondent states, however, that the lowest class of the Moslem population has been inflamed to a desire for plunder by the stories told by the rabble of Turks and Kurds who are flocking into the capital to dispose of the loot taken by them at the various centres of disturbance. News continues to arrive in the capital showing that in remote dis- tricts massacres and pillage are of daily occurrence, and that scores of thousands of Armenians are wandering about the country in a condition of inde- scribable misery. At Trebizond one European is supplying 4,000 persons with food daily. At Arabkir only 150 houses remain out of 2,000, and the whole ropulation is starving. The Italian guardship Archimede has passed the Dardanelles with the British gunboat Dryad. A correspondent in Constantinople has described the manner in which Islamism is being imposed on the Christian population of Turkey in Asia. Thousands of Armenians take the one chance of life offered them, and renounce their faith, while others who refuse are slaughtered. At one place as many as fifty-two died martyrs. At another fifty of them who were being led off to undergo the process of con- version. rushed into the water and were drowned, the Turkish soldiers meanwhile firing upon them from the bank. Among those who have suffered death rather than apostatize is an Armenian, ordained a clergyman of the English Churfch, who was killed by slow torture, and also two Protestant preachers and two Syrian priests. In a letter which has reached Constantinople from Van. Mr Hallward, the British Vice-Consul, states that thousands of women aud girls are wandering about the snow-clad streets without shelter or food. They are in many cases almost entirely naked. The correspondent forwards also some extracts from an account of the massacre of Csesarea by an eye-witness. Men and women are literally hacked to pieces, and the dead, according to Tnrkish accounts, numbered 1,000. The Daily Neics published on Tuesday a letter from a correspondent which showed that the mas- sacres have been almost entirely confined to the provinces where reforms were to be executed, and that they began at the moment when it seemed that the Sultan must at last yield to the Powers and accept the scheme submitted by them. It was the proposal to give the Armenians a proportional share in the civil administration of the six provinces which caused most bitterness among the Moslems, and it was to reduce their number to a minimum that the policy of wholesale slaughter was adopted. The local authorities everywhere looked on at the massacres, but intervened effectually when the time had expired which had previously been allotted to the mob for the work of bloodshed and pillage. The correspondent ends with a powerful appeal for help to the Governments of Europe and America. A resident at Aintab describes the scenes in the streets during the progress of the recent slaughter there. Here the mob, before beginning the attack on the Armenians, was addressed by the commander of the troops. The soldiers looked on until they received fresh orders, when the Mussulman crowd was dis. persed by the firing of a few shots in the air. I THE ASHANTI EXPEDITION. The telegrams from Cape Coast Castle show that the difficulties in the way of an advance into Ashanti are being rapidly surmonnted. There has been a block on the route of the expedition in conse- quence of difficulties with native carriers, but the goodwill of the I- Kings," arising from their love of British ?old, will enable the commander to overcome any difficulty of the kind. It is announced that the powerful chief S unory has intimated that he intends to preserve a neutral attitude in the approaching struggle. Sir F. Scott has stated that the march to CooaHlssie and back will be an affair of sixty days only. r:
PRESENTATION TO DR. McDONALD, I CEFN MAWR. Un Monday, a. well-attended public meeting was held in the Congregational Schoolroom, for the purpose of making iL presentation to Dr. McDonald, on the occasion of his ra irriage. The Rev. J. W. Thomas, Vicar of Rhosymedre, presided, and said they had met together to show their high apprecia- tion of Dr. McDonald, and the high esteem in which he was held by them. They had also met to con- gratulate him upon his marriage. He sincerely hoped that their married life would be happy and joyous, in every sense. (Cheers.) Dr. Roberts, Ruabon, who secured a cordial re- ception, confessed to a feeling of considerable embarrassment in making a speech, necessarily of a complimentary character, since Dr. McDonald was so closely connected with him by the bonds of pro- fessional partnership. and, he was proud to say. the ties of intimate friendship of several years duration. But he was glad to offer the hand of welcome, to give assurances in public which he had already given long ago in private, both for himself and on behalf of his family, of warmest sympathy and sincere friendship to the young and winsome lady who had so courageously left her beautiful home in Scotland to come and grace their neighbourhood. As regarded Dr. McDonald himself, he did not wish to shock his native modesty by telling them what he thought of him, but as he had already intimated, he was his pro- fessional partner and his personal friend. Their interests were to all intents and purposes indentical, and it was with the greatest pleasure and gratifica- tiou that he witnessed the honours they had paid him, and the wave of good feeling and sympathy which had flooded the neighbourhood on the occasion of his marriage. At that moment he could not help looking back with some amusement to the time when Dr. McDonald first came amongst them. Seven er eight years ago he had just engaged a new assistant, and walked to Ruabon Station to meet him, very doubtful and anxious in mind as to the direction in which the talents of the new man lay, and he was much relieved in his mind when there stepped on the platform a young man, whom he saw would do. It was Mr George McDonald, and before he had been many months in Cefn a great deal of hard work, which he never shirked. After about eighteen months, he left Cefn and ob- tained a practice in Orkney. But though he was then out of his sight, be was not out of his mind. He had seen quite enough to appreciate his worth, and to recognise—to use an American expression-the real grit that was in the man. (Cheers.) Just at that time. too, his father's health was, unfortunately, failing, and he foresaw that he should require in the near future, some one to help him who was possessed of greater authority and responsibility than auy assistant, and he determined that Dr. McDonald, when the time came, would be the best man. (Ap- plause.) And so it came to pass that events turned out just as he had anticipated. He asked Dr. McDonald to leave Orkney and join him, not as an assistant, but as his professional partner. He said Orkney didn't suit him, his liver was out of order. The complaint was a little higher up, and the poor man did not know what was the matter. (Laughter.) He (the speaker) had a very bad recollection of names, but he honestly believed the compliment of his friend was called Miss Robertson. (Laughter and applause.) However, when Dr. McDonald came to Cefn once more, about three years ago, he came as his partner. (Applause.) He (the speaker) had now furnished his little history, and like other Christian stories, it ends with a marriage, with wedding bells and showers of rice. They story books generally stop at the wedding, but they did not stop. They joined in praying that Dr. and Mrs McDonold may live to- gether to a ripe old age in calm, solid, happy contentmen, having the love and gratitude of their neighbours by doing good works.— A song by Mrs W. Ryland Jones having been well rendered, Mr E. Lloyd Jones, chairman of the presentation committee, next delivered an appropriate address. He said the doctor had been very popular in the district, owing to his amiableness and courteous manner; he was beloved by all he hoped they would live a 100 years. (Cheers.) IrrsRylancl Jones having contributed another song, Mr Isaac Jones, manager of Wynnstay and Plaskynaston Collieries, presented the doctor with a silver cruet stand and toastrack. Mr W. H. Jones next presented him with a set of carvers, on behalf of the employes of Messrs Hughes and Lancaster's engineering works. Mr Charles Roberts also presented a beautiful carved oak chair, the gift of the members of the Cross Keys Friendly Society. Next followed the presentation subscribed to by the public, which consisted of a gold watch, value X20, supplied by Mr H. T. Johnson. Cefn, and the presentation was made by Mrs J. W. Thomas. Dr. McDonald afterwards suitably ackhow- lodged the gift. Mrs McDonald was next presented with a small timepiece, together with a handsome barometer. This presentation was made by Mr Christmas Jones. Mr E. T. Pritchard having con- tributed a song, the tssual votes of thanks were pro- posed by Mr Sauvage, seconded by Mr G. Evans. The gold English lever watch presented from the public of Cefn Mawr and district, and the silver cruet and toast rack from the workmen and officials of Plaskynaston Colliery, were supplied by Mr H. T. 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Notes on the Arts. Mr Barrett, the we, !-kno%vii tl urint, has been the victim of a cab w-i-i being driven in Shaftesburv-avenue, wb'-n she horse slipped on the greasy road, and Mr R rrett was pitched forward, injuring some of the smaller bones of his right hand. The wound, however, is rapidly healing, and he hopes to resume his professional duties at the end of the month. The trustees of the National Portrait Gallery have received from Mr G. F. Watts, R.A., 15 oil portraits and two drawings. The portraits are part of the series painted by Mr Watts with a view of their eventually becoming the property of the nation-a rare example of the patriotic deyotion-and are those of Md,thew Arnold. Robert Browning. Thomas Carlyle, Sir Andrew Clark, Sir Charles Halle, Lord Lawerence. Sir Henrv Layard, the Earl of Lytton, Cardinal Manning, John Stuart Mill, Sir Anthony Panzzi, Dante, G. Rossetti, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Viscount Sherbrooke, Sir Henry Taylor, Lord Ten- nyson, and Thomas Wright, the Manchester philan- throphist. 0 Mr Robert Overton—who by the way is a relative of Mr William Overton, J.P., of Wrexham-is well known as a writer possessing much merit. His latest tale is Far from Home," and is a story of ad- venture. It deals with the sea ttid pirates, and is so very well told that we fancy whoever starts to read it will not lay down the volume until it is thoroughly read and digested. We like Mr Overton's stories, for they are pure and healthy without being goody- goody. The book in question is capably illustrated, and is published at 3" 61 by Jarrold and Sons, 10 and 11, Warwick-lane, London.—The same publishers have issued for the same author, at the low price of Is, the second edition of Waterworks," The book consists of a number of temperance readings and recitations. Too often temperance publications fore not remarkable for possessing the virtue which is vaguely known as general interest," but Mr Over- ton has succeeded in producing a series of short pieces which are of a very superior kind. They are sure of a good reception, and temperance workers will be well advised if they sesure a copy of this very amusing and pathetic book.
Ecclesiastical. -1 Dr. Vaughan, Dean of Llandaff, has been presented with his portrait, painted by W. W. Ouless, R.A., sub- scribed for by upwards of 350 of his clerical pupils. The presentation was made by the Bishop of Win- chester. The presentation, owing to the Dean's late illness, was of a private nature, only twenty-five representative subscribers being present, and it took place in the studio of Mr Ouless. The death of the Rav. Edward Clayton, M.A., hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral, is announced. The deceased gentleman graduated at Christ Church, Oxford, and was ordained priest by the Bishop of Ely in 1842. He was appointed to the Rectory of Astbury, Congleton, in 1857, and subsequently to the Vicarage of Iffley, Oxon. He was appointed Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1870. For some vears he had lived in retirement at Chester. Mr Lecky, in his History of Morality, has the following It was reserved for Christianity to present to the world an ideal character, which, through all the changes of eighteen centuries. has filled the hearts of men with an impassioned love, and has shewn itself capable of acting on all ages. nations, temperaments, and conditions, and has not only been the highest pattern of virtue, but the highest incentive to its practice and has exerted so deep an influence that it may be truly said that the simple record of three short years of active life have done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers, and than all the exhortations of moralists. This has been the well-sprino of all that is best and purest in the Christian life. Amid all the sins and failings, amid all the priestcraft, the persecution, and fanaticism which have defaced the Church, it has preserved in the character of its founder an enduring principle of regeneration.
Capital and Labour. The North Eastern Railway Company have placed their contract for South Yorkshire steam coal with Messrs John Brown and Co. (Limited), Sheffield. The contract extends over a Deriod of twelve months, from Dec. 31st, 1895, and the quotation which has been accepted is at the rate of 7s per ton of 20 cwts, or 6d under the rates of last vear.-Mr Pickard, M.P., president of the Miners' Federation. alluding to the reported acceptance by a South Yorkshire firm of the North Eastern Railway Company's con- tract for the ensuing year at 7s per ton. being 6d reduction, expressed his surprise, remarking that colliery owners should understand that ruinous com- petition and forced reductions in values would not bring any pressure on the Miners' Federation to accept a reduction, and called attention to the under- standing arrived at before Lord Sliand that recldess and ruinous competition would have no weight with the Conciliation Board, if it could be proved and this was a. case in point. THE SHIPPING DISPUTE. I At Glasgow, the ballot of the shipbuilding en- gineers on strike has resulted. as at Belfast, in the rejection of the offer made by the masters at the last conference. The voting was 1.557 to 112 against the acceptance of the terms proposed. The Clydebanl men. by 315 votes to 10, also decided against the scheme of settlement.
THE ASSEMBLY OF PARLIAMENT. E- L ? .I When Parliament meets on February 11th. says the Daily STews, the recess will have lasted 159 days. The first recess of the last Parliament ended on the 31st January, nearly a fortnight earlier than is now to be the case, although Mr Gladstone and his colleagues were preparing, among other things, the Home Rule Bill, a prodigious task, as their opponents were the loudest to proclaim. The present Govern- ment are preparing nothing in particular, beyond an attack on the education of the people and on their rights of conscience. There have been twenty-six Parliaments in this century, and of their first re- cesses the shortest, forty-seven davs, was in 1831, and was followed by the Reform Bill session. The longest was in 1827-8, a time of Tory reaction. It lasted 211 days. Formal announcement is made in Friday's Gazette that Parliament is to meet on Tuesday, February 11th, for the despatch of divers urgent and im- portant affairs." Not for years has the opening of the first full Session of a new Parliament been deferred till so late a date as this. Since 1880, such Sessions have always been begun in January. After the Liberal victory of that year, the first ordinary Session began on the 6th January following. The short-lived Liberal Parliament of 1886 opened its first business Session on Januarv the 12th. The Tory Parliament that succeeded met in the following year on January 27th, and the Liberal Parliament, elected in the summer of 1892 met on the 31st of January in 1893. Compared with these dates, the first working Session of the present Parliament has been delayed considerably.
MOLD SCHOOL BOARD. -1 The first meeting of the new School Board was held on Monday, when all the members were present —the Rev. E. M. Roderick, Messrs W. A. Tomnkins, I R. Prince, J. E. Davies, E. Bithell. H. Voyd Jones, J. Lamb, J. Catherall, and Rev. W. Morgan the Clerk (Mr H. G. Roberts) being also present.—Mr H. Lloyd Jones proposed that Mr E. Bithell be chair- man. Mr Bithell had been previously a member of the Board, and had always shown much interest in the proceedings.—Mr J. Ca,therall seconded the motion, which was agreed to.—The Chairman then took the chair, and said he mnst ask all of choni to help the chair :n every way. He would do what he could, and he hoped they would be able to get on well together. He owed his position to his being the sole representative of a large denomination on the Board, and he thanked them for the honour. They would think that the Hen Gorff," in virtue of its members having retired to save an election, should have, if occasion arose, two voices, so he believed they would think the arrangement to be only reasonable.-The Rev. W. Morgan then proposed that Mr H. Lloyd Jones be elected vice-chairman, which was seconded by Mr J. E. Davies, and agreed to.—Mr Jones thanked them, and promised to do what he could.- Mr R. Prince said that the triennial report had disclosed a very serious state of things, and with reference to finance, at least, he would propose that the committee be the whole Board.-illr Lamb seconded the motion of Mr Prince, which was then agreed to.—The Clerk called attention to the require- ments of the New Code as to the discipline and organisation of the school, for which a grant of Is or Is 6d was granted, and special subjects.—It was agreed, in connection with this, the opinion of the head teachers should be asked for, which they were requested to put in writing.— With reference to the Bradford memorial, the Clerk said he had prepared a memorial to Parliament in support of changing the number of attendances required by half-timers between thirteen and fourteen years of age, from 250 a year to 325 a year for five years before:attaining the specified age. The Clerk was authorised to set the seal of the Board to the memorial.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr Catherall, who had arranged with a man to see to the flushing of the drains at Buckley School for 12s 6d a quarter. Mr Prince said it was absolutely necessary the drains should be looked to. and proposed that the arrangement arrived at by Mr Catherall should be agreed to, which was seconded by Mr Morgan and agreed to.—The Clerk read an application from Mr D. Jones, master of the Board Schools, Mold. asking that the arrangement, by which he received a larger per centage of the grant monthly for 1895, should be continued for 1896. Mr Prince proposed the appli- cation be complied with, and for his part he saw no objection why all the masters 8-1d mistresses should not be treated in the same way. This was seconded by Mr Davies and agreed to.—Mr H. Lloyd Jones said be was highly pleased with the manner in which Mr and Mrs Collens, the caretakers, did their work. The Board arranged that the triennial report should be considered at the next meeting.
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CRICKET. As was generally expected, the rival cricket counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, found a way out of their difficulties when their representatives got together at Lord's last Tuesday, and the usual matches have been arranged, the first one being at Old Trafford as early as May 4.
I FOOTBALL. On Saturday, Bangor and Westminsters Rovers met at Salisbury Park, Wrexham, to replay their tie in the third round of the Welsh Cup. On the previous Saturday the teams met at the Cathedral City, and a draw of one goal each was the result. The weather on this occasion was bad enough, but on Saturday it was as bad, if not worse. The players were soon wet through, but despite the sodden condition of the ground a fast and exciting game was witnessed. The score was one all until a few minutes off time, but during!that short space the Bangor players made good use of their opportunities, and put on two goals, and passed into the fourth round. Both goalkeepers gave a fine exhibition, especially Jones, the Rovers' custodian. The visitors' goalkeeper was W. Arridge, a brother to Smart Arridge, the fine full back of the Everton eleven. Another Welsh Cup tie was fought out at Wrex- ham, when Wrexham Reserve met Ruabon Albion on the Racecourse, in the second round of the Welsh Junior Cup competition. The teams were evenly matched, and a good game was witnessed. The Re- serve eleven were the smarter, and finally won by two goals to one. They ought to go very close this year for the cup. The Welsh Junior Cup has been won by two Wrexham junior clubs, but never by the reserve string of the town club. The winners have been the Wrexham Victoria and Wrexham Gymnasium. Charlie Parry, the Everton full back and Welsh International, has decided to throw in his lot with Newtown. He has obtained his release from Ever- ton, and taken with him one, if not two, of the most promising junior football players in the Liverpool district. With such an addition, the holders of the Welsh Cup should stand a good chance of retaining the trophy another season. The Burton team having been drawn away from home sixteen times out of the last eighteen English Cup ties in which they have been engaged, deter- mined, when drawn against Wrockwardine Wood away, to offer the Shropshire club a consideration to change the venue, and in this they were successful, for the tie was decided on Peel Croft. The news that Wrockwardine Wood had decided to change the venue of their English Cup tie from Trench to Burton caused much disanpointment to the Wood supporters. But the club, it seems, is in rather low water, financially, and a substantial guarantee from Burton proved too tempting, the committee considering the weakened state of their exchequer, and the fact that many people could not attend the cup tie owing to the early kick-off. Immediately after the League matc"} at Wolver- hampton, on Saturday, Peter Turnbull, centre- forward of the Blackburn Rovers' team, was taken alarmingly ill. A doctor was promptly summoned, Turnbull being in a semi-conscious state, and suffer- ing intense pain. It was at first thought he had sustained a rupture of the liver, but a second exami- nation dispelled this idea, and after nearly three hours' anxiety he recovered sufficiently to return home in the saloon carriage with the rest of the team. A sore point was raised at Everton on Saturday. The referee stopped the game for several minutes, presumably because the spectators hooted him over disallowing Everton a goal. Suppose the spectators had cheered instead of hooting him, would he have adopted this course as a protest against this exhibi- tion of feeling ? In answer to the advertisement for gatemen, a crowd, estimated at several thousands, turned up at the office of the Everton Club, and they represented the commercial and labouring, and indeed all sorts of classes. The directors selected the requisite number, and have also ordered a new rig out of turnstiles, fifteen of the latter being in use on Saturday. The men had to put up with a lot of good-natured chaff, but they got through the work fairly well. All the members of the Senior Division of the League were in full war cry on Saturday. And what a time they had of it I The same story came from every quarter. Rain fell with pitiless force and con- tinuity, and most of the grounds were soaked, and all against fast play. Fortunately, none of the matches-were abandoned, although such a course was deemed necessary in the case of one fixture in the Second Division. The players had a sorry time of it, and, allowing for the terrible conditions under which the games were con- tested, the crowds were fully up to the average. A gate of 10,000 on such a miserable afternoon must be regarded as eminently satisfactory. One of the hottest games was looked for at Perry Barr. Figures show that Aston Villa have never taken much out of the Bolton Wanderers, the last- named being able to point to eight League victories, as against five losses and one draw prior to Saturday. The goal average, too, was in favour of theBurnden Park gentlemen. The Wanderers had thrice won on Birmingham soil, so that the Villa naturally hold them in respect. On Saturday the Boltonians held their own beyond the interval, and although they were knocked out before the end arrived it was a keen struggle through- out. The defeat of the Wanderers was a serious matter, as it has carried them considerably lower in the table than they have been all this season, but then they have played ten matches away to six at home. With Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers right in the centre of the League table, there are two other Lancashire clubs in the first half-dozen, and yet another two in the lowest six. Everton still heads the sixteen, and it really looks as though they may yet have a good look-in for the honours of the division. A rather unusual incident happened at the Baseball Grounds, Derby, where the Peakites were eucounter- ing WestBromwich Albion. Spooner, on the latter's side, had got the ball near the Derby goal, and Robinson rushed to the charge. It was a tilt worthy of the lists in the times of the knights, and the com- batants rebounded from each other aud lay on the ground, the Albion man's knee having come into con- tact with Robinson's head. 0 They had to take one to the hospital, and sur- prisingly enough it was Spooner, whose knee was found to be dislocated, the Derby custodian being able to resume after a few minutes. Meanwhile, it would be interesting to know if Robinson's cranium is made of anything stronger than the regulation article. Only four matches were- set for decision in the Second Division of the Football League on Satur- day, and one of these, that between Port Vale and Manchester City, had to be abandoned owing to the- weather. Darwen were beaten on their own en- closure by Liverpool, who scored four goals to none. At Clayton, Newton Heath proved themselves superior to Notts by throe goals to none. Woolwich Arsenal visited Barton, and were thrashed by four goals to one by the Wanderers, who are at the head of their table, and moreover going strong. The final ties in the qualifying stage for the English Cup were played on Saturday, and were brought to a definite conclusion in every instance except one, Fairfield and Crewe Alexandra each scoring two goals. Newcastle United. Chesterfield, Grimsby, Kettering, Burton Swifts, Blackpool, Mill- wall Athletic, Southampton St. Mary's, and Totten- ham Hotspur have come out the champions of their several districts. The lady footballers visited Rock Ferry on Saturday. The match created considerable interest, and was witnessed by over 1,000 spectators. Allen and M'Clay of the Locos assisted as goalkeepers for the respective teams. In the second half, the players visibly tired, which was owing to the heavy condition of the ground. BARRACK ROVERS V. SHREWSBURY RESERVE. On the Rovers' ground. The home team had the best of the exchanges throughout, and, scoring three goals to one, ran out winners by three goals to one. SHREWSBURY SCHOOL V- CASUALS. This annual fixture at Shrewsbury School, on Thursday last, attracted a large number of spectators. A very strong wind blew throughout the game. During the initial half the Casuals scored twice, the Schools failing to register. Crossing over three more goals accrued to the visitors, Shrewsbury registering one only. Final-Casuals, five goals Shrewsbury School, one goal. FLIXT V. CARNARVON IRONOPOLIS. The above teams opposed each other at Flint, in the North Wales Coast League. Carnarvon pressed, and nearly scored in the first minute, Jones saving smartly. Flint then smartened up. and after ten minutes' play Bennett got through, Mallin following with another. Edwards, on the visitors' right, made a grand run, and the visitors made things warm for the home defence, but found Jones and Lloyd in grand form. Jackson and Mallin passing nicely on the left en- abled Baines to again score for the home team, who had three goals in hand at the interval. From the re-start the visitors almost brought about the down- fall of the home citadel, Jones conceding a corner, while later they were awarded a penalty, which was, howeyer, put behind. From now until the finish both teams pressed in turn, but could not score, Flint thus winning by three goals to none. WHITCHURCH v. IRON-BRIDGE RESERVE.—At Iron- bridge. The visitors, who came late, had the best of the first half, and crossed over a goal in front. Iron- bridge played an improved. game in, the next half, when Hayward shot a beautiful goal. Ten minutes from time the referee stopped play owing to a dense fog covering the field. The result up to this period was :—Whitchurch, one goal Ironbridge Re- serve, one. SHREWSBURY TOWN v. CASUAI.S.—The Salopians received their first visit from the Casuals on Satur- day. The visitors were composed of the ctwm of the Universities, and from first to last had doeidedly the best of the game. Vassall opened the scoring in the first minute with a swift shot. which the Salopian custodian may have seen, but had no possible chance with. The same player, Ranthmell, :tnd Alexander were credited with further points in the iirst half, ha f-time arriving with the score in favour of the Casuals by four to none. Crossing over, the visitors again showed their superiority, Alexander scoring twice and Vassall once, the final score reading- Casuals, seven goals Shrewsbury Town, nonp. Thr. Salopians were certainly outclassed, W. H. Ellis, the Salopian captain, being the only player up to Casual form. Raikes had very little to do, excepting one shot from Ellis, which was the best of the day, the International goalkeeper tipping it -iver the bar splendidly. Oakley and Eccles playtd a marvellns game, and the halves were aimply spl ndid whilst Vassall, Alexander, and H^lleary exliib ted form of the first rank. SHREWSBURY TOWN v. BRIERLEY HILL ALLIANCE.— These teams met on the ground of the latter, on Monday, in the Birmingham and District League, before a poor attendance of spectators. The homesters had slightly the best of the exchanges, and won a fairly good game by three goals to one. ERDDIG ALBION N. LLANLLYN SIVIFTS.-The Albion journeyed to Gwersyllt, on Saturday, with only six of their usual players. The first half was played in rainy weather, but was evenly contested, and the teams crossed over with no goals scored. In the second half good play was shown hy both sides. The Swifts opened the score from a corner kick, but the Albion soon equalised, and the game ended in a draw of one goal each. ABERYSTWYTH T. RHAYADER.—This tie in the second round of the Leominster Cup was played at Aberystwyth in bad weather, and on a soft ground, on Saturday. Almost from the kick off Miles and Rea got the ball, and beautiful play by these two ended in the ball being sent to Morris, who scored in less than a minnte. Even play followed for some time, and then from good combined play by the whole of the Rhayader forwards, Evans equalised with a very fine shot. Hard and even play followed, and the score was not unaltered at half-time. With the wind against them, the hopes of Aberystwyth seemed rather shaky, but, as at Oswestry, they seemed quite new men, and made the game a merry one from the kick off. They scored three times, and had hard lines on several occasions. The final re- sult was thus a win for the home team by four goals to one.
THE WELSH CUP. THIRD ROUND. WELLINGTON ST. GEORGE'S V. DRUIDS. This replayed tie was played on the St. George's ground. The home team started up the- slope, and play for some time was even. Then St. George's pressed hard, the Druids occasionally breaking away. The Druids' goalkeeper defended grandly, but was beaten shortly before the interval. Crossing over, the Druids were again obliged to bring out all their defensive resources, but the Dragons scored from a corner, and eventually added another. Final :—St. Georges, three goals; Druids, nil. BANGOR v. WESTMINSTER ROVERS.—On Saturday, these teams met on Salisbury Paik, Wrexham, to replay their tie in the third round of the Welsh Cup. The clubs met at Bangor on the previous Saturday, when a draw of one goal each was the result. The weather on Saturday was wretched, rain falling persistently. Notwithstanding the sodden condition of the ground, a fast and exciting game was wit- nessed. The home team were the first to score, W. Griffith beating the Bangor custodian. The visitors played up strongly, and attacked, but W. Jones kept goal grandly, while his backs also defended keenly. Bangor were not to be denied, however, and after several futile attempts the ball was rushed between the home uprights. This made the score equal. Despite the state of the ground, the game was fast and exciting, Bangor having slightly the best of the exchanges. Bangor gained two corners running, but nothing came of them. From & free kick close to the visitors' goal, the Bangor custodian saved finely. The ball was soon returned, but J. T. Wilding sent over the cross-bar. Fisher sent to the home left, but Griffiths shot wide. The Rovers were now having the best of the play, bnt Bangor were in earnest, and offered a stubborn defence. The Bangor right wing raced away, but the final shot was sent far enough over the bar. Nothing further was done up to the interval, when the score stood- Bangor, one goal; Westminster Rovers, one. The game was resumed with interest, and both sides attacked in rapid succession. Williams let the home forwards in, but the chance was not taken fnll advan- tage of. The visitors rushed away, but the goal was cleared, and the Rovers paid a short visit to their opponents' quarters. The play was soon transferred, and Bangor gained a corner, but a foul sent them away. Hauds" still further assisted the home players, and Fisher put in a grand shot, but Arridge was on the alert and punched away. Peuntney put in a nice centre, but the goal was cleared, and the Bangor forwards dashed away, but sent behind. The home playe-s got dangerous, but Roberts was a great stumbling block to the Rovers. The visitors' goal had a lucky escape from a pretty shot by Job Wilding. The Rovers secured a corner, but nothing came of it. Bangor were getting away, bnt offside pulled them up. A fine attempt was made on the visitors' goal, but the ball touched the top of the bar and went over. The visitors came away, but Randies and Fisher drove them back. The home players were in the Bangor's quarters, but hands sent them away. A free kick for handling was given for Bangor a few yards from the home goal, but it was easily got away. They returned, and a corner fell to them, but it was sent behind. The visitors made a rush on the home goal, bnt Jones cleared well. An exciting bully took place in the home goal, but a free kick sent them away for a time. They soon resumed the siege, but the final shot went over the bar. After some good saves Walter Lewis put Bangor rhead with a fine screw shot. Bangor continued to have the best of the play, and just before the finish a third goal fell to their lot. Before the ball could be centred the whistle blew, and the final result was-Bangor. three goals Westminster Rovers, one. The following were the tea.ms :-Bangor: Goal, W. Arridge backs, W. Williams and R. Roberts half-backs, S. Roberts, T. Buckland, and W. H. Jones right wing, J. Roberts and T. Thomas left wing, W. Lewis and R. Owen centre, C. Jones. Westminster Rovers Goal, W. Jones backs, S. Bithell and J. Randies half-backs, J. T. Wilding, J. Wilding, and W. Fisher right wing, Pountnev and A. Griffiths left wing, A. Roberts and W. Griffiths centre, T. Davies. Re- feree, Mr E. J. Hughes, of Flint. I DRAW FOR THE FOURTH ROUND. I The draw for the fourth round is as follows Brymbo v. Aberystwyth, at Brymbo. Referee, Mr P. E. Roberts, Ellesmere. Wrexham v. Chirk, at Wrexham. Referee, Mr R. T. Gough, Oswestry. Hereford v. Newtown, at Hereford. Referee, Mr John Taylor, Wrexham. Bangor v. Wellington St. George's, at Bangor. Referee, Mr Huph Roberts. The ties have to be played off on January 11th kick-off at 2.30. The North v. South match has been fixed for January 18th, at Aberystwyth.
) WELSH JUNIOR CUP. I I DIVISION I. I Carnai von Ironopolis scratched to Queen's Ferry Ironopolis. BANGUI; RESERVE v, FLINT Swii.-rs.-This tie was played 011 the ground of the former. Both teams played a remarkab y good game, and before half-time a penalty kick fell to Bangor. This was taken by the cf.nire half, and amidst tremendous cheering he scored. Before crossing over the Juaiors were again successful. The latter half of the game was mostly in the hands of Bangor, and they added two more goals to their credit, thus winning by four goals to none. I DIVISION II. I NEW WESTMINSTER V. MOLD RED STARS.—The former team had the best of the game, and won by five goals to one. BUCKLEY VICTORIA v. RHOSftOBIi.-Fintl result:- Buckley Victoria four goals, Rhosrobin one goal. I DIVISION ra. I WREXHAM OLD BOYS Y. OVERTON JUNIORS.—Played at Overton, on Saturday, and ended in a win for the home team by two goals to none. WREXHAM RESERVE V. RUABON ALBION.—This tie was played on Wrexham Racecourse, on Saturday, in stormy weather. The home team were short of two of their usual players, but they gave a good exhibition. Wrexham scored first, but before the interval the visitors drew level. The teams thus crossed over with the score one goal each. Thus the game remained until some minutes off time, when Wrexham put on a second point, and passed into the third round by two goals to one. The winning team was as follows :—Goal, Humphreys backs, J. Jones and Brown half-backs, W. Davies, W. Lloyd, and D. Williams right wing, R. Griffiths and A. McGuiness; left wing, Jones and Williams centre, Banners. Referee, Mr W. H. Cotton, of Rhos- tvllen. I DIVISION IV. I HORSEHAY ALBION V. JNEWTOX KESFRVE.Flayed at Newton in miserable weather. Horsehay were the first to get through, and quickly scored two goals. Newton got one, and at half-time the score wa :— Horsehay 2 goals, Newton one goal. Final Score— Hon:ehay 2 goals, Newton one. DAWI.EY TowN v. CARsws.-Played at Dawley, and ended in an easy victory for the home team by six goals to one. Twenty minutes off time, Caersws asked the Roferee (Mr G. H. Jones, Shrewsbury), permission to leave the ground owing to the rain pouring down, which was at once granted. CHIRK RESERVE V. SHREWSBURY ATHLETIC.—With commendable punctuality these teams faced each other at Chirk, on Saturday. The Salopians winning the toss, Williams put the leather in motion for the Welshmen, and a raid on the visitors' fortress followed. A few minutes off the interval. Williams scored for the homesters, who crossed over leading by one goal to none.—On the sphere being re-started, the Chirk men assumed the aggressive. The Athletics improving in their display, shortly after invaded the home territory. At this juncture the Salopians were playing a somewhat more effective game, while the Welshman, on the other hand, fell off considerably. Leake, being given a free course while in possession, the Athletic drew level with a somewhat easy goal. With only about ten minutes to play, Chirk tried to amend their ways, and Nichols was tried with high and low shots, but to no purpose. After a free kick for the homesters within easy access of their opponents' charge, the globe journeyed to the other end, where the Salopians were given a corner, which, after a brisk scrimmage, resulted in the leather being placed in the net for the second time within five minutes. From the centre kick, the ball was taken to the home defence, where an injudicious corner was conceded, from which the globe was headed past Jones for the third time and the result, doubtless, was a welcome surprise to the visitors, in scoring three goals within the last ten minutes. The final result was a win for the Athletic by three goals to one. The following were the teams :—Chirk: Goal, T. E. Jones backs, J. Rogers and J. Roberts; half backs, T. Butler, W. Hoggins, and W. Kynaston right wing, G. Butler and T. Williams left wing, R. Williams and W. Wynne; centre, E. Williams. Linesman, Mr W. Parrish. Shrewsbury Athletic Goal, Nichols backs, Liversey and Howell half- backs, Powell, Downes, and Harrison right wing, L"ke and Davies left wing, Walker and Pickin centre. Harris. Linesman, Mr J. Rigby. Referee, Mr i li. T. Gough, Oswestry.
I WEDNESBURY CHARITY CUP. I O^v.rriKv Ox) i i:i> v. WELLINGTON.—Wellington, who administered '1eh a h(,v..vy tiefe.,tt to the United i m fortnight "go in th-j Cup competition, I paid their visit to Oswestry this seison to engage in the above contest on Saturday. When Mr Rollings elrew the players up to commence, it was found that the home team were a conple of players short, and so for the first few minutes had only nine men. Sabine and Turner now turned out and completed the home team. It was now the visitors. turn, and their forwards worked the ball to the home quarters, Davies stopping the final shot, but not clearing, the Wellington forwards were soon upon him, a-id opened the scoring. F. Benbow then made a good ran, and beating the opposing backs, Foulkes* ran out, and, missing his kick, Benbow was past in an instant, and netted the ball before Foulkes could recover himself. This point received a well-deservsd cheer. The remainder of the first portion was faily even, and nothing further resulting, the elevens crossed over on even terms. After a short interval the teams againbeganthe fight, the United forwards entering into the fray with great dash. The game was stopped for a few minutes owing to an accident befalling one of the visitors, and his not being able to resume, they were short handed for the remaining portion. Sabine, after a good run, gave the ball to Al. Tones, who sent in a long shot, which completely baffled Foulkes, bet the referee disallowed the point, owing to Benbow hampering the goalkeeper. Nothing noteworthy occuaring, the game resulted in :L draw of one goal each. The following were the teams O.iwestry--Goal, Davies backs, Grainger and G. Whitfield half-backs, Turner, H. Sabine, and M. Parry right wing, R. Parry and C. Plimmer left wing, H. Gooderidge and M. Jones centre, Fred Benbow. Wellington—Goal, Foulkes backs, Weston and Barnett half-backs, Picken. Little- hales, and Trevitt; right wing. Bethel! and Lomas; left wing, Kenrick and Ball; centre, Morris. Lines- men, Messrs. A. England, Oswestry, and J. Picken. Wellington. Referee, Mr Rollings, Walsall.
I SCHOOL LEAGUE. ROSSETT NATIONAL V. WREXHAM NATIONAL.—This match was played on the ground of the latter on Saturday morning. Rossett won the toss, and chose to plav with the wind and slope in their fav itir. The Wrexbam boys soon commenced to press, but bad shooting and hesitation in front of the goal, together with the excellent back play of W. Sil'.ery, and the goalkeeper, Roberts, no score was obtauied. The play was confined nearly the whole of tht- first half to the Rossett quarters, and from a corner Venn scored with a good shot. Half-time arrived, the score standing Wrexham, one goal Rossett, none. As soon as the positions of the teams were reversed, the Wrexham lads went off with a rush, and in a few minutes Hugh Thomas scored a fine goal with a long shot. The Rossett boys now changed their goal- keeper, who had played a capital game, but his successor did not seem nearly so well at home between the uprights. Sillery, H. Robert, J. Hughes, and J. Parry were working very hard for their side, ?.iller e9 pe a I ? making some clever sLve3 iu front of his ??o" 1_ H. Thomaa again ran down on the right, and Venn h? t in, giving the goalkeeper no chanee whatever with the shot. Soon after the ball was started from the centre, the Wrexham hoya came down in a line, and Rogers rushed the fourth goal through. Shortly afterwards Wilks dribbled beauti- fully down the left, passed to the right, and H. Thomas put the ball through for the fifth time with a lightning shot. The Rossett forwards now began to give the Wrexham goalkeeper a little work, which he did well. Venn next scored a goal. but the referee's whistle sounded for off-side. The attack was again renewed, and Rogers shot right into the goalkeeper's hands, which he caught and cleverly threw away, jast as Rogers was about to rush him through. The whistle then blew for time, leaving the Wroxham boys victors by five goals to none. Too much praise cannot be given to R. Hughes, F. Bignall, the three half-backs, especially Pugh, for the clever way in which they stopped and tricked their opponents. The teams were :-R.-)siett Goal, H. Roberts backs, W. Sillery and J. Hughes half- backs, J. Parry, H. Davies, and W. Lloyd forwards, M. Basnett, J. Parry, G. Edwards, A. Woolrich, and R. Edwards. Wrexham Goal, J. A. Thomas backs F. Bignall and R. Hughes half-backs, G. Balsom, M. Jones, and Ezra Pogh forwards, H. Thomas, C. Venn, C. Rogers, J. Adler, and Ll. Wilks. Referee, Mr H. Lawley.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. NEWPORT V. HHREFORD.—At Hereford. Before the game was many minutes old the ball was placed in the Newport net by the Hereford centre forward, who before change of ends added two goals, and the teams crossed over with the score at three goals to none in favonr of Hereford. In the second half Hereford added two goals, and Newport put the ball between the posts four times, but all the goals were disallowed for an infringement of the off-side rnle. The Salopians failed to notch a legitimate point, and retired defeated by five goals to none. Result up to and including Saturday la^t:— Goals P. W. L. D. For Agst. Pts Market Drayton 9 6 2 1 25 14 13 • Hereford 6 5 1 0 24 7 10 Wellington St. G'ge's 5. 4 1. 0 18. 5 8 Newtown. 8. 4. 4. 0 17 20. 8 Wrockwardine Wood 5 2 0 3 7 5 7 Newport Town. 8. 3. 4. 1 20 17. 7 Wellington Town 4. 2 1. 1 12 10 5 Ironbridge 6. 1 3 2 10 14. 4 Oswestry United 8 2. 6. 0 16 21 4 Whitchurch Town 8 0 6 2 6 37 2
I THE LEAGUE. There was a fall compliment of matches in the first division of the League, on Saturday, and although the weather in some places was not of a nature to conduce to precision, the form was pretty consistent. The successes of Everton, De-t:by, ana Aston Villa leave the leading positions in the championship unchanged. Derby's record is relatively the best, as they have played fewer matches than either Everton or Aston Villa. Sunderland had an easy win on their own ground, but the weather was very bad. Goals. P. W. L. D. For Agst. Pts. Everton 18.. 11.. 4.. 3.. 46.. 2.5.. 2.5 Derby County 15.. 11. 3. I.. 46. 20. 23 Aston Villa. 16.. 10.. 3.. 3. 45.. 26.. 23 Stoke 18. 10.. 8.. 0. 35. 27.. 28 BlackburmRovers 14.. 8.. 3.. 3.. 25 17.. 19 Sunderland 15.. 7.. 4. 4.. 22.. 19.. 18 Boltc)il Wanderers 16.. 8.. 6.. 2. 25. 22.. 18 Sheffield Wednes lay 14.. 8. 4.. 2.. 27.. 25. 18 Preston North End 16. I.. 6.. 2.. 27.. 34. 18 Notts Forest. 16. 6.. 10. 0. 26.. 31.. 12 Wolverhamuton Wand'rs. 15.. 5. 9. 1.. 30.. 32. 11 Sheffield United 15.. 5.. 9.. 1. 18.. 31.. 11 Bary. 14.. 4.. 9.. 1.. 23.. 29.. 9 Bllruley 16. 3.. 10. 3.. 17.. 30. 9 West Bromwich Albion.. 16. 3. 11. 2.. 18. 35. 8 Small Heath 14.. 3..11.. 0.21..48.. 6
THE ENGLISH CUP. Draw for the first round of the competition proper Small Heath v. Bury. Derby County v. Aston Villa. Liverpool v. Millwall Athletic. Blackpool v. Burton Swifts. Notts Forest v. Everton. Southampton St. Mary's v. ShefField Wednes lay. Burton Wanderers v. Sheffield United. Fairfield or Crewe Alexandra v. Bolton Wanderers. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Notts Couuty. Burnley v. Woolwich Arsenal. Stoke v. Tottenhain Hotspur. Chesterfield v. Newcastle United. Sunderland v. Preston North End. Newton Heath T. Kettering. Blackburn Hovers v. West Bromwich Albion. Darwen v. Grimsby Town. The first-named club in each instance has choice of groutid. The round to be decided on Saturday, February 1st; kick-off at 2.30.
FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST. THE LEAGUE (FIRST DIVISION.) Small Heath v. West Bromwich Albion, at Small Heath. Everton v. Aston Villa, at Everton. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Preston North End, at Wolverhampton. Sheffield United v. Derby County, at Sheffield. Stoke v. Sheffield Wednesday, at Stoke. Bolton Wanderers v. Sunderlaud, at Bolton. Burnley v. Notts Forest, at Burnley. Bury v. Blackburn Rovers, at Burv. Shrewsbury v. Kidderminster, at Shrewsbury. Newtown v. Market Drayton. at Newtown. Whitchurch v. Oswestry United, at Whitchurch. ■Wrexliam v. Everton, at Wrexham. Erddis Albion v. Wrexham Excelsior, on the grouDd of the latter. Gwersyllt National v. Wrexham National, at Gwersyllt. SOAMES CUP TIES. Westminster Rovers v. Druids, at Wrexham. Rhos v. Chirk, at Rhos. Flint v. New Westminster, at Flint. Mold Red Stars v. Rhyl, at Mold. Buckley Victoria v. Brymbo Institute, at Buckley. CHRISTMAS DAY (December 25th.) Small Hea.th Reserve v. Shrewsbury, at Small Heaths Oswestry Black Watch v. Ellesmere, at Oswestry. BANK HOLIDAY. Preston Xorth End v. Stoke, at Preston. West Bromwich Albion v. Sunderland, at West Brom- wich. Sheffield United T. Sheffield Wednesday, at Sheffield. Stoke v. Bury, at Stoke. Derby County v. Bolton Wanderers, at Berby. Small Hoath v. Burnley, at Small Heath. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Aston Villa, at Wolver- hampton. Shrewsbury v. Brierley Hill Alliance, at Shrewsbury. Manchester City v. Newtown. at Manchester. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH. Wolverhampton v. Sunderland, a.t Wolverhampton.
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