DAIRYMEN IN LONDON. PRESENTATION TO MR. PRICE. An interesting gathering of London Dairy- men was held at the Holborn Restaurant, on Thursday, January 30th, when a compli- mentary dinner was given by the Governors of the Metropolitan Dairymen's Benevolent Institution to Mr. William Price, as a token of their esteem and thankfulness for his un- tiring work on behalf of the fands of the Institution during the year of his presidency, which has just expired. As was previously reported in these columns, Mr. Price's year of tenure proved eminently successful, and at the Annual Dinner in connection with the Institution he was able to produce the record total of over £ 2,300 in subscriptions on his list. This sum is far in excess of any previous total, and has been the means of putting the Institution on a sound financial basis. At the dinner Mr. F. Ramsay presided and the large gathering, included representatives of the trade from all over the Metropolis. In proposing the health of "Our Guest," Mr. Frank Denning said that Mr. Price had surpassed all that the Governors had ex- pected of him, and it proved that he was a very popular man throughout the trade. He had known him for many years, and had found that Mr. Price was as ready to do a good turn for a friend now as he was when he first came to London. The Trade was under a deep obligation to Mr. Price for his guidance and his good service on its] behalf on many occasions. The Chairman, Mr. F. Ramsay, presented him with a handsome Silver Tea Service, suitably inscribed to commemorate the event, as a token of regard and appreciation from his co-workers on the Institution. Mr. Price, in responding, thanked the members very warmly for their kind appre- ciation, and felt that he had only en- deavoured to do his duty towards an Insti- tution that was worthy of support by the trade generally. Mr. Temperley, the secretary of the Insti- tution, testified to the hard work done by Mr. Price, and to the present satisfactory position of the Benevolent Fund. Mr. Titus Barham proposed the toast of the" Institution" in a racey speech, and stated that they pay over Y,900 per annum in pensions to poor and distressed or aged members of the trade. Mr. Freeth responded, and hoped that the example of Mr. Price would be followed by others, and that every effort would be made by succeeding chairmen to beat the grand record of Mr. Price. Other speeches were delivered by Mr. J. G. Stapleton, T. Gibson, and Rev. Mr. Knoyle. Songs were rendered during the evening by Mr. Ivor Foster and Mr. Alfred Thomas, with Mr. Herbert Castle at the piano. The silver presentation set bore the following inscription This Silver Tea and Coffee Service was Presented by The Governors of the Metropolitan Dairymen's Benevolent Institution to Mr. William Price in Recognition pf his having presided at the Annual Festival on December 5th, 1907, When the Sum of £2,350 was added to The Funds of the Instituiion.
FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. OXFORD UNIVE, RSITY 2 GOALS 2 TRIES. LONDON WELSH NIL. THE Welsh went to Oxford on Saturday last short of J. F. Williams, A. F. Harding, J. C. Jenkins, J. E. Davies, Reggie Rees and Norton, with the result that the 'Var- sity, who were short of Vassal and Williamson, playing for England, had no difficulty in securing an easy win by sixteen points to nil. This is the second victory of the 'Varsity since fixtares were renewed in 1901, and the heaviest defeat inflicted by either side during that period. It is surely time the Welsh made a bid for victory, this being their sixth successive defeat and they have yet to score their first win of 1908. I must put all these defeats down to want of training and keenness on the part of the players; they seem to forget that unless every man trains and is keen in doing his best for his side, they will hot succeed. The English team, which included three Colonials, easily defeated Ireland on Satur- day last at Richmond, by 13 points to 3. It must be pleasing to the Rugby Union to win a gam 3 again; but I think it is hardly fair to include the Colonials in their side, and their reserve centre was a Welshman! viz., T. P. Lloyd, of the London Welsh and London Hospital. The New Zealanders easily defeated the Northern Union XV at Chelsea on Saturday. Four members of the defeated side were Welshmen and one had, a few years ago, played for Wales in International matches. The Northern Union game is very fast, and I think certain Londoners would cotton" on to it, but to the true Rugby enthusiast one game a season would be quite enough One misses the good old scrummage, as we know it, while the line-out is done away with entirely, and after ten minutes or so you become bored, with continual kick, kick, and the poor attempts made at passing. Neath, following up their victories over Newport and Llanelly, defeated Cardiff on Saturday last by 5 points to 3. Cardiff were without Wingfield and Gibbs, while Bush was hurt rather badly early in the game. Newport failed to run Swansea to a nearer thing than six points at Swansea, but they were also short of three of their usual for- wards, as well as McGregor and Plummer behind. Swansea now head the Welsh Championship, and I think they are really the best side in Wales, they have no particu- lar star, other than Trew perhaps; but are a level good side, and I wish them all success in their future games this season. Congratulations to Dr. Teddy Morgan on the birth of a son. It is reported that the popular ex-International and London Welsh wing will again be shortly seen playing both for Swansea and Wales, and both sides will hail his appearance with joy. I regret to learn of the illness of another old London Welshman, viz., A. J. Gould the greatest centre of all times and I wish him a speedy recovery to health. WELSH FORWARD. THERE recently died at the advanced age of 107 years, Mrs. Gwenllian Williams, of Field Cottage, Talybont, a picturesque village in South Brecknockshire. As an in- stance of the old lady's activity, it may be stated that she spoke Welsh and English with great and equal fluency, and attended the markets at Brecon as a huckster until she was 99 years of age. Her funeral was largely attended.
LONDON WELSH Rugby Football C ub DATE. FIXTURES. GROUND Feb. 15 Old Millhillians Home 22 Bedford Away ,,26 Cambridge University Home 29 Cardiff Home Mar. 7 Rosslyn Park Home 14 Blackheath. Away 21 Leicester Away 28 London Irish Home Apr. 4 Catford Bridge Away 11 17 Gloucester Away ,,18 Newport Away 20 Bristol Away The 1st XV. HOME matches will be played at Memorial Athletic Grounds, West Ham. Frequent trains from City. Nearest Station: West Ham. Fifteen minutes' run on the District Railway, Fenchurch Street, &c. Ground adjoining Station. Also from St. Pancras, Dalston Junction, &c. Admission, 6d. Covered Grand Stand 6d. extra LADIES ADMITTED FREE to all parts of the ground. Ilon. Sec.—W. H. TRICK, 108, New Oxford Street W.C. Telephone 3853 Gerrard. WELSH PRINTERS, 211, Gray's Inn Road. EISTEDDFOD FL YNYDDOL Y Tabernaci ip KING'S CROSS. Sadwrn, Chwefror 15, 1908. 'I" W' 'II' Rhai o'r Testynau- Parti o Leisiau Cymysg (12-16), Nant arr Blodeuyn" Gwobr 2 Gin. Deuawd, T. a B., Y ddau Arwr Gwobr Gini Unawd Soprano, Y Lili Wen Gwobr 5/- Tenor, Can y Bardd wrth farw Gwobr 5/- Unawd Bass, Y Bachgen Dewr Gwobr 5/- Adroddiad, Troedigaeth Saul" Gwobr 5/- Araith pedair mynud, Women's Suffi-age Amryw destynau mewn Rhyddiaeth a Barddoniaeth. Yr oil yn agored i Gymry Llundain.