November 8, 1895. THE MIDDLESEX GOURIER. 3 SPORT. FOOTBALL. Fixtures. liov. 9-—Craven T. Imps, at home. Hollands v Chase, away. Metropolitan v. Shepherd's Bnsb, at home. Metropolitan (E) v. Harlesden (E), at WiUesden. Christ Chnroh v. Clissold, at Finchley. Christ Church (E) v. Clarendon Athletic, at Stamford Hill. Harlesden T. Old Nortonians, at Willesden. Mapleleaf T. Hammersmith Athletic, at home. Wembley T. Queen's Park Bangers (2ndl at home. Wembley (E) v. Presbyterian, at Wembley. Swallow V. Goldbunt, at home. Swallow (E) V. Hendon Eangers, at Hendon. Beethoven v. Queen's Park Athletic, at away. Harrow T. Old Harrovians, at Harrow. Harrow (2nd) v. West End (E), at Harrow. Harrow (3rd) T. Aoton Eovers (E), at Harrow. Harrow Athletic v. Brentford.— Considerable interest was taken in this match, which was played at Harrow, on Saturday last, as the West Middlesex Cup was in dispute, and while Brentford were the present holders—Harrow had held the trophy the previous season—it was the generally- expressed opinion that the victors on the present occasion would ultimately be the holders for next season. Consequently, a large number of spectators put in an appearance, Brentford sending quite half, and they were rewarded by seeiag their favourites defeat the home team, after a hard struggle, by 2 goals to 1. For the Athletics the forwards seemed all at sea, and in the first half there was little, if any, combination. Hartley was perhaps the best, and Cruise, who worked hard, several times lost the ball from his tendency to dribble. The defence of Harrow was certainly good, Cater showing himself the best half-back on the field; Smith and F. Hughes both played a good game, and Page stopped many very hot shots. There is no donbt the better side of the day woh. The Harrow team were:—Groal, Page; backs. Smith and F. Hughes; half-backs. Cater, Darville, and Bentley; forwards, Kavanagh, E. Hughes, Cruise, Hartley, and Carew-Hnnt. Christ Chnrch (Hendon) v, Faddington.— This match was played at Hendon on Saturday, when, after a rather tame exhibition, the homesters won by 4 goals to 2. Paddington went off well, and gave the homesters any amount of trouble, but the defence was particularly smart. Hildyard was next conspicuous for a nice run and centre from which Lessiter drew first blood for the Church. Give and take play followed for some time, then Nutman passed nicely to the left and Lessiter again scored with a rather soft shot, which the " goaler " should undoubtedly have stopped. A series of attacks on the visitors' goal followed, and Hildyard again centred nicely, and Lessiter, with a terrific shot, scored number three. This represented all the scoring which took place in the first half. After changing ends the homesters gave a most indifferent display, the forwards evidently thinking they had an easy thing in hand. Paddington's left was their strongest point, and there put in a smart piece of work, but were pulled up just in time by Painter. They were soon back again, however, and from a bully the ball was sent through. Awakened by this the homesters put a little more dash into their game, and Lessiter scored a fourth goal. Nothing daunted the visitors kept pegging away, and were at last rewarded by a second goal, as from a long shot Drewell failed to reach the ball. Nothing further took place, and the Church thus won as stated before by 4 goals to 2. The team was as follows : Goal, DreweU; backs, Painter (captain) and Lessiter; ialf.baoks. Prince, Cannon, and Chad; forwards, Hildyard, Lowndes (right wing), Nutman (centre), Lessiter, and Knights (left wing). Eeferee, Mr. F. W. Heam. Craven (E) v. Grammar School.— This match was played on Saturday last, and, after a hard game, ended in a win for the Craven Eeserves by 2 goals to nil. The goals were scored by Worthington and Watkins. The Craven.. (E).,team for Saturday next v. the Junior Polytechnic (2nd), at home, is: Goal, Newman ; backs, Harris and Worthington; half-backs. Penny, Branner, and Fade; forwards, Warner, Hayes, Watkins, Brauner, and Poole. Eeserves, Vanghan and Crone. Harlesden v, Orove Athletic. —This match was played at Harlesden on Saturday last, and resulted in a draw of 1 goal ea^h. The visitors turned up late, and with only nine men, they, however, found a substitute on the ground, and pressed him into their service, and play commenced at 3.50. Harlesden played a hard but rather disjointed game, especially in the seoondhalf, each man worked hard, but combination was lacking, and nntil this comes they cannot expect to win many of their matches. They have had very bad luck with their players this season, several of their best men being unable to play in each match so far, owing to illness and other causes, but it is hoped that they will soon be settled down, and playing in their old style. Harlesden team: Greenwood, Butler, Wood, A. Turner, Child, E. ^ensted. Griffin, Gadd, F. DavaU, Homsby, and Shepherd. Harlesden (H) v. Sth -West Middlesex Bifles. —The above teams met on the ground of the latter at Wembley Park on Saturday laet, when the visitors defeated their opponents by 1 goal to 0. Harlesden (B) v. Cavendish Honse ZH.— This match was played on the ground of the latter at Wormholt Farm on Saturday last, and after an interesting and enjoyable game, the " B" again were left victorious by 2 goals to 1. Bailey and Penny played well for the winners. Harlesden Teams.— Three matches will be played on Saturday, and the teams have been selected as follows :— 1ST. V. OLD NOETONIANS. — At Willesden Junction Cricket Ground. Kick off 3.15. Team : Greenwood, Butler, Wood, A. Turner, Bailey, H. Davall, Griffin, Gadd, F. Davall, Hornsby, and Shepherd. (E) V. METEOPOLITAN EAILWAT (E) (Wormwood Sorubbs League Fixture).—At WiUesden Junction Cricket Ground. Kick off 3.15. Team: Skinner, F. Turner, Evans, Parley, E. Beusted, Deall, H. Gunner, S. Gunner, H. Bensted, Willis, and Eggleton. Eeserve, Stevens. (B) T. LANCASTER ATHLETIC (E). — H. Watts, Neeoh, Carmichael, Oxley, Nnnn, Emery, Fisk, May, Penny, Bamstein, Townshend, and Webster. At Woofi Lane, Wormwood Sorubbs. Dressing room, "Pavilion Hotel." Train 2.49, Wiljesden to Wormwood Sorubbs. Kick off 3.30. Wembley v. Wealdstone Athletic. — On Saturday last Wembley journeyed to Wealdstone to meet the local club there, and, thanks to a brilliant display by their forwards, they were able to run out winners with a score of 6 goals to their opponent:^' 2. The home team being a representative one, and Wembley sending a strong team over, the match was naturally looked forward to with a great amount of interest The teams lined up as follows : Wealdstone :—Goal, H. Hills ; backs, F. Graft and Harrison; half-backs, A. Smith, G. Smith, and F. Little ; forwards, J. Poole, A- Brown, W. Meadows, F. Welsh, and E. Dove. Wembley:—Goal, J. E. Thorogood: backs, H. J. Paris and P. Joblin; halfbacks, G. J. H. Brown, J. Adams, and W. J. Beeson; forwards, J. B. S. JoUye, S. H. Hamp, B. Langley, P. W. Swinnerton, and U. Perrin. IJuigley havicg won the toss, the " Stones," as the homesters are called, started the ball, against a fair wind. The opening pky was of a very even nature, each team ID turn attacking, but without anything profitable resulting from their efforts. The visiting forwards, on several occasions, showed to great advantage, and although they were very oftentoo ileartobe comfortable, the home custodian was never very'sorely tried. The homesters, who had all through played a nice and steady game, were the first to score, for, after making a combined ran, they finished up with a good shot which completely beat Thorogood. From the re-start a similar attempt was made, bat this time the Wembley goal-keeper threw out nicely. Soon after the visitors made matters equal, Stanley Hamp securing this goal with a very hard shot close to goal. Even play followed up till half-time, the score, when the interval was taken, being 1 all. Eesuming the game, and after a few nnproduotive runs, JoUye obtained, and sprinting, centred beautifully, Langley having little difficulty in putting through. The left wing of the Wembley team now had possession, and a good run by that wing was soon concluded, JoUye again passing in neat style ; Langley added the finishing touch. The score now stood 3 to 1 in favour of the visitors. From midfield the home forwards were able to break away, but although some good play was exhibited by the left wing, the shot sent in was a rather tame one, Thorogood having no difficulty in dealing with it. Prom the goal-kick a fourth goal was obtained from a fine shot by Swinnerton. Again, after some very pretty passing, Swinnerton obtained, and sent in a hard long shot, which scored, the " Stones'" onsto- diau failing to touoh the ball. Soon after the re-start Wealdstone had a turn at the Wembley goal. A good shot which struck the crossbar was put in, and although Thorogood punched out, the ball was quickly returned and placed through, and soon after notched another point, Langley sending through from a pass by Swinnerton. The Wembley team thus retired viotors, after a hard-fought game, the result being as stated above. Wembley CB) v. Winchelsea (Harlesden). —Played at Fair View, Wembley, on Saturday lost, and resulted in a decisive victory for the homesters by 8 goals to nil. The visitors were handicapped rather by their usual goal-keeper not being able to play. The home team was, however, well represented as follows : Goal, Pressland; backs. Butter and Covington; half-backs, W- King, B. King, and Pope; forwards, Grindley, Hurwood, Slaughter, Tilbury, and Slater. Slater and Hurwood made some splendid shots. Mr. Barker kindly officiated as referee. Kenmont Gardens (B) v. Droop Street.— This match was played on the ground of the former. Kenmont won the toss and decided to play with the wind in their favour. For the greater part of the first half Kenmont were pressing very strongly, but were unable to score. In the second halt matters were changed. The wind had increased, and Ken mont had to act entirely on the defensive. This they did so well that their opponents did not score, the game thus ending in a draw, neither side having secured a point. Kenmont Gardens School v. Ellerslie Boad School. —This league match was played on the ground of the latter at Shepherd's Bush, when Kenmont won easily by 3 goals to 0. For the winners Doyle played a grand game, and had extremely hard lines in not scoring. Westall scored 2 out of the 3 goals, and sent in several other good shots. Kenmont's defence was not up to the usual standard. For the losers the goal-keeper played a good game. Craven v, Hamilton.— These clubs met on the ground of the former at Stonebridge on Saturday last, the game ending in the defeat of the Craven by 3 goals to 1. The game was started at 3.45, and although the homesters* right wing was but poorly represented they immediately pressed, and their outside right was given a most easy shot, ibnt failed to score, ntirsing the ball entirely, and before he could recover himself the leather was in mid-field. Again the ball was got into the visitors' territory, and, although J. Jackson did his level best on the right, it was useless without a good partner. The left wing of the visitors seemed to take advantage of the homesters' right, and rushing up field passed to the right, and several shots were tried, but W. Harvey (the Craven's new goal-keeper) was ready to receive them. Two goals were, however, down to the Hamilton's credit at the call of half-time. In the second half Hamilton did a lot of pressing, bnt the splendid form shown by the Craven's new custodian repelled all their efforts, until^ within a quarter of an hour from time they notched another point. This seemed to raise the Craven's spirits, and almost immediately they were round the visitors fort and another shot was given their right, bnt he again mis-kicked. At last the left wing got hold, and A. Poole tried a long shot, which, after striking the cross-bar, rolled under, and thus the first and only point was scored. Swallows V. Acton Garfield.- The VBmis" are not following np the success which they have obtained hitherto, rather the reverse (the reverse of the week before), for they were again the weaker team last Saturday by 1 goal. It was dismal weather at Aoton when the Swallows' captain got his men shaped thus: Goal, Saunders; backs, Hodder (captain) and McGregor; half-backs, Amott, L. L. Arnott, and Huxley; forwards, Avery (right wing), Kidgell (centre). Peach, and E. McGregor (left wing). With the visitors one man short, play started evenly enough, the defence of both sides being good; the home forwards, however, were rather faster than the visitors' quartette, and soon began to get dangerous, the leather skimming the cross-bar, and going behind twice in quick succession, bnt McGregor obtained from a Mok-out, and by good combination transferred business to the homesters* quarters, .where Peach put behind ; the ball did not stay there long, and coming back again the Garfield centre, who was in splendid form, got through the defence with a rush and beat the visitors* custodian with a brilliant shot. The home forwards still assumed the aggressive, with the result that, just before half-time, the Swallows' defence was again penetrated, and Saunders was fairly " measured np " by a hot bang in from the wing, which just grazed the bar in the corner. With the score Garfield 2, Swallows nil, upon re-starting, the " Birds " put far more life into the game, the brothers Amott, at centre and right half respectively, being especially conspiouoos for their defensive tactics. Avery at last got away on the wing and found the net with a fast shot, thus opening the account for the Swallows, and again, with some splendid passing on the part of Kidgell, McGregor equalised amidst intense excitement. Both sides tried their hardest to obtain the majority, which, after some give-and-take play, fell to the credit of the Aoton men, their centre sending in a hot shot which Saunders failed to save. Shortly after McGregor got away, and evading the home backs, was about to again equalise, when, on the point of shooting, the whistle sounded. Swallow (R) V. Iianrel. —On Saturday last, on their own ground, the '* Birds '* proved the superior team by a matter of 9 goals to nil. The play was very one-sided, as the score indicates, and was thereby void of much interest. The goals were kicked by Nairn 6, Winterton 1, Mercer 1, and Hughes 1. Swallow P.C. — The following members are selected to play to-morrow. 1st XI. v. Goldhurst, in Holly Lane, at 3.15 sharp : Goal, Bulgin; backs, Hodder (captain) and McGregor; halves, Greenhalgh, Nairn, and Huxley; forwards, Kidgell, Kerr, E. McGregor, Avery, and Peach. 2nd XI. v. Hendon Eangers (E), away: Goal, Saunders; backs, Leighton and Kew ; halves, Eichards, Donlevy, and Pielsticker; forwards, P. Peach, Winterton, Jennings, Watts, and Hughes. 3.15 from Stonebridge Park to Child's Hill. Mapleleaf v. Chandos.— Pla/ed at Stonebridge. Mapleleaf, having no less thin eight men on the sick list, were poorly represented, and Chandos won a very tame game by 4 goals to 3. Lionel Combes, the Mapleleaf skipper, 'sustained a rather severe injury to.his leg when playing against the " Mets,*' and has been reluctantly compelled to give up leather-chasing. George Pratt has been elected in his place. Mapleleaf v. Hammersmith Athletic (B) (West Irf>ndan Alliance).— This fixture was arranged to take place at Hammersmith, bnt owing to the ground being required by Hammersmith 1st tor a London Senior Cup Tie, the venue has, by arrangement, been transferred to Stonebridge Park. The team to represent Mapleleaf will be as follows: Goal, Hanger ; backs, Paris and Carmiohael; halfbacks. Tilbury, H. Wood, and S. Wood; forwards, Mudge, Horn, Davidson, Pratt, and Melling; reserves, Thomas Hobson and Corrie. Queen's Park Bangvrs v. Snrhiton Hill.— On Saturday there could have been bnt very few short of a thousand spectators at Queen's Park to watch the second round of the Amateur Cup. Punctually to time the Snrbiton Hill men arrived, and shortly after the early hour of 2.30 a start was made. A tremendous wind was blowing from goal to goal, and Surbiton winning the toss, elected to kick with the wind. Surbiton showed themsely^ to be very active on the ball, and with the high wind in their favour, they sailed dangerously near the Eangers' goal, and all the strength and science of Tyler and Teagle was needed to make headway against' the wind. Ward quickly established himself in his new position and shpn^ splendidly, but WalHngton seemed to mika 'Kfs partner, though now and again a brilliant run on his part evoked loud applause. Before anyone seemed aware that the ball had gone through Surbiton got a good one past Guscott. This put the Eangers on their mettle, but Surbiton were playing in splendid form, and Guscott was called on to save several times, which he did in commendable fashion. From a combined run, W. Ward equalised within five minutes of half-time. Soon after the start Ward received a kick, which necessitated his withdrawal from the phiy. No further point was notched, and at half-time the score stood 1 all. With the wind in their favour and W. Ward back again, the Eangers had the best of the game, and for ten minutes gave the Surbiton goalkeeper a lively time of it. Twice Bnrge, in his eagerness to get the ball through, found himself in the net. Davis was, as usual, doing good work, and after a bit of pretty play along his wing, Handford was enabled to score. The game, however, was by no means over. Onc^ Surbiton had, the Eangers' goal at their mercy, bnt shot thirty yards from the posts. The Eangers soon after added a third goal, but the point was disallowed on the plea of off-side. About five minutes before time Surbiton scored, hut off-ride was given against them. No further score resulted, and the game ended in a win for the Eangers by 8 goals to 1. The following was the team: Goal, Guscott; backs, Teagle and Tyler; halves, MoKenzie, Spurr, and A. Knights; forwards, Wallington, Burge (left), Davis, Hannaford (right), and W. Ward (centre).— On Saturday, at Queen's Park, the Eangers meet Leytonstone in the second' round of the London Senior Cup. Metropolitan Ballway v. St. Matthew's Institute. — This match, which was phiyed on Saturday at Wharton Farm, was in the second round of the London Junior Cup, the " Saints ** having drawn with Old St. Marks* in the first round, and knocked them out in the replayed match. Since last season a great improvement has taken place in the " Saints' " team, and a splendid game was the result of the match under notice. The teams were :—" Saints " : Goal, Cooper; backs, E. Dicks and Edwards; half-backs, Pragg, T. Dicks, and Eoss; forwards, Eichardson, Pond, Merritt, George, and Carter. Metropolitan Eailway: Goal, Gillett; backs, Sutton and Mosdell; half-backs, Warsap, W. Humphreys, and Pearce; forwards, E. Jones, J. Woof, 'White, J. Judd, and Aldridge. The ball was set rolling about half an hour late, and in a high wind. With a rush the "Saints" got up and put behind. From the goal-kiok, the " Mets" forged ahead, and some exciting play was seen in the home half. Cooper saved, bnt gave a corner, and Aldridge placed behind. The latter player is still suffering from a slight ankle injury, whiii probably accounts for another badly kicked corner later on. " Hands " repeatedly gave relief to the homesters, and 'White was often in difficulties. Carter, playing a fair game, tried pluokily to get within shooting range, hut found the defence too good, and was generally relieved of the ball when about to try a shot. Mosdell's defence was splendid, and his huge kicks the delight of all. Gillett had plenty to do at one time, and was penalized for " carrying." The Saints could not get the ball through, however, and play was soon transferred to a greater distance. From a freeMok, Sutton sent the ball towards goal, but it would have gone through had not one of the backs attempted to head it away, and, not judging properly, headed it through. B. Jones and Judd in turn, narrowly missed adding to the score, but halftime arrived with nothing further registered. Crossing over, the game was resumed with great vigour, bnt nothing more was registered at the call of time, the visitors therefore earning the right of entrance to the third round by a solitary goal. St. Andrew's v. Queen's Park Albion.— The " Saints ** were at home to the Albion on Saturday last, and waltzed round them to the tune of 6 goals to nil. The Albion won the toss, and elected to play against the wind. The home team were soon attacking, and the first point was notched by Blackburn after about ten minutes* play. The " Saints " forwards were now playing well together, and the Albion goal-keeper was kept busy. From a good centre Eoyce headed through, and obtained the second point for the home team. The " Saints " now seemed to have it all their own way, and obtained 3 more goals before the whistle blew for half-time. Score : St. Andrew's, 5 ; Albion, niL From the free kick the ball was carried towards the visitors' goal, and after a nice bit of play on the left Eoyce was enabled to put in a good centre, which Blaokman converted into a goaL Nothing further was scored, and the homesters ran out winners as stated above. St. Andrew's team: Goal, H. English; backs, A. Kirby and J. Logne ; halfbacks, J. Downing, Ferrier, and L. Howard; forwards, S. Beckett, G. Logue (right wing), J. Blackburn (centre), F. Pearce, and W. Eoyce (left wing). Eeferee, Mr. W. Barker. The 1st team will journey to Kensal Eise tomorrow, to play a League match with Albert Eovers. Kick off at 3 o'clock, sharp. Team: Goal, H. English; backs, A. Kirby and J. Logue; half .:back8, J. Downiug, W. Seabrook, and G. Eoyce; forwards, S. Beckett, G. Logue, Blackburn, F. Pearce, and A. Harrold. St, Andrew's (B) v. Gordon.— The St. Andrew's second string went to play an Alliance match on Toley's Ground, Willesden Junction, but were entirely out-classed by their opponents, and lost by 5 goals to 0. Team: Goal, F. Scarlett; backs, H. Downing and J. Curd; half-backs. Messenger, Welfare, and Southgate; forwards, Cowley, Molyneux (right wing). Shepherd (centre), W. Harrowell, and W. Downing (left wing). Eeferee, Mr. A. Langley.—The St. Andrew's (E) play New College at home, to-morrow. Kick off at 3.15 sharp. Team : Goal, P. Scarlett; backs. Shepherd and J. Curd ; half-back, Davis, Ferrier, and Messenger ; forwards, W. Harrowell, W. Downing, Shadbolt, Plowman, and Molyneux. Beethoven v. Acton Wanderers. — This Wormwood Sorubbs League match was played at Ealing Common on Saturday last, and a very GENERAL. pleasant game ensued, the Wanderers drawing with a score of 3 all. Harrow Athletic (2nd) v. Queen's Park Bangers (B), —This match was played at Harrow on Saturday last, a very even game being the result, each team sooring 4 goals. Harrow Athletic (3rd) v. Crescent Hampstead (B). —Played at Queen's Park on Saturday last, Harrow winning by 3 goals to 1. Metropolitan Bailway (A) v. Queen's Park Athletic, —Flayed at home on Saturday, the Athletic winning by 5 goals to 2. Metropolitaji Bailway (B) v. Leymor Athletic. —Played on Saturday on the ground of the latter, the " Mets." winning by 3 to nil. Teams for Saturday.— The following will represent the "Mets" v. Shepherd's Bush on Saturday: C. GiUett, W. Sutton, W. Mosdell, J. Warsap, G. Humphreys, J. Neil, A. Aldridge, J. Judd, G. Pearoe, J. Woof, and J. fi. Jones. The " A " team is as follows: C. Warner, C. Martin, A. Ward, J. Howell, E. Walklett, J. Walters, W. Judd, W. Harding, W. Barry, A. Jones, and J. Eoe. SKATINa Willesden and •P'^Hiam v. Celtic— Last 'Tuesday night the fonTth.ma,tch in this medal series was played at St. Stephen's Great Hall. Prior to Tuesday last their games had been contested, Celtic claiming one by 1 goaj to nil, while the two remaining games resulted in a draw. From the very first Willesden had the game well in hand. When time was called the score was Willesden, 2 goals; Celtic, 1. These teams are now a tie; the final match for the medals takes place next Tuesday night at the above rink. THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW. ON October 31, the Lord Mayor elect. Alderman Sir Walter WUkin, attended at the Honse of Lordaifor the purpose of i -eceiving her Majesty 's assent to his election. He was accompanied as usual by the principal officials to the Prince's Chamber, where the Lord Chancellor met them. The Recorder, Sir Charles Hall, introduced the new Lord Mayor, and recited the leading facts of his career. Sir 'Walter was bom lu 1842, and his connection with the City dated back to 1876. Lord Hakbury, in annotmcinBher Majesty's assent to the election of Sir W 'alter "Wnkin, said it was not often he had the pleasure of addressing a brother hamster under the present cu-cumstanoes. He was not insensible of the very varied and honourable history which had just been recapitulated by the Recorder, and he was familiar, too, with the manner in which he had championed the rights of those much maligned, but most useful institutions, the City gvulds. Altogether his past career was one which thoroughly justified the choice of his fellow citizens. The Lord Chancellor then stepped forward and shook hands with the Lord Mayor elect, and the other members and officers of the ,Corpoi-ation, and, after the circulation of the iloy Jng cup, the proceedings terminated. The electorate of Lime Street "Ward, of which the new Lord Mayor 'WUkiu is a "member, have spared neither time, trouble, nor expense in making every effort to cele- bi-ate the oecasiou in real gala fashion. A triumphal arch, heavily laden with garlands of almost every conceivable shape and size, is being erected at the point of entrance into the 'Ward. It will be erected on solid pedestals, from the upper sides of which four fluted Georgian columns will rise, these being capped with a handsomely ornamented arch, the Keystone of which will bear the arms of the City in heraldic fashion. It is intended to make the arch a monument of grandeur in foliage work. Between the pillars at the base several statues, symbolical of the seasons, arts, &c., are to be placed. Leadenhall Street is to be converted into an avenue of spreading festoons in original and pretty shape. At the tunuhg into St. Mary Axe the four points of the immediate streets will be connected by an over-hanging, crown-shaped cluster of festoons, rising to a point in the centre. Throughout the line of procession in the 'Ward the streets wiU present a picturesque and thoroughly effective scene. The new Lord Mayor has aiTanged to receive at his warehouse the school children of the 'Ward, and entertain them sumptuously in addition. The following Cabinet Ministers have accepted the invitation of the Lord Mayor Elect (Sir 'Walter 'Wilkin) to his inaugural banquet at Guildhall, on Saturday—viz.. Lord Salisbury, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Lansdowne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Goschen, Lord Ashbourne, Mr. Ritchie, Mr. Chapltu, liord James of Hereford, Mr. Akers-Donglas, and Mr. Walter Long. The Corps Diploma tique will be represented by the Spanish Ambassador, and the Danish, Netherlands, Japanese, Servian, and Swedish Ministers. 'rhe official order of the route of the procession on Lord Mayor's Day, to-morrow (Saturday), has been issued. The pageant win leave Guildhall at noon, and proceed by way of Gresham Street, JE*rincess Street, The J&Iansion House, Comhill, Leadenhall Street, St. Mary Axe, Houndsditch, Aldgate, Leadenhall Street, ComhiU, Mansion House, Poultry, Cheapside, St. Paul's Chuvohyard, Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street, to the Royal Courts of Justice. It will return by way of the Strand, Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Queen "Victoria Street, Queen Street, and King Street, to the Guildhall. The following is the Order of Procession:— Detachment of Mounted Police. Mounted Band of the Eoyal Artillery. THE WOESHIPFUL COMPANY OP MAKEBS OP PLATrao CABDS. Banners of the Company (borne by Bearers, on Horses) representing Knaves of the Four Suites of Playing Cards in the Costumes shown upon the earliest existing Playing Cards. Temp. cir. A.D. 1460. The Master and Wardens, accompanied by the Chaplain, in a Carriage drawn by Four Horses, with Postilions. • THE WoESHiPPUL COSTPANT OP COACH MAKEES AND COACH HABNSSS MAKEBS. Banner of the Eight Hon. the Lord Mayor. The Master and Wardens of the Company in a Carriage drawn by Four Horses. THE WoEsmppci. COMPANY OP PATTENMAKBES. ' Arms of the Company. Members of the Court of Assistants (Juniors first). The Master and Wardens of the Company, accompanied by the Chaplain, in a Carriage drawn by Four Horses. THE WOESHIPPUI. COMPANY OP FAEBIESS. Band of the 3rd Vol. Batt. Eoyal FnsiUers (the City of London Eegiment), Banner of the Company's Arms. Members of the Court of Assistants (Juniors first). The Acting Master (W. C. Jackson, Esq.) and the Wardens, accompanied by the Chaplain. THE WOESHIPPTJL COMPANY OP FEcrrEEEBS. Band of the Honorable Artillery Company. Car :— TEOPHT OF FEtHT AND FLOWEES. Bannerol of the Company's Arms. Members of the Court of Assistants (Juniors first). The Master and Wardens. THE WOESHIPPTJL COMPANY OP BAEBEB SnEOEONS. Bannerol of the Company. Banner of the Eight HOB. the Lord Mayor. Members of the Court of Assistants. THE 'WoESHiPPnL COMPANY OP LEATHEEBELLEES. Drum and Fife Band of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion " The Queen's " (Eoyal West Surrey Eegiment). Band of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion " The Queen's " r (Eoyal West Surrey Eegiment). VPorty Working Tanners, Lime Workers, Skinners, Leather Dyers, Leather Finishers and Curriers, carrying Implements of their Trade — Tanners (Brown Blouses), Lime Workers (^Vhite Blouses), Skinners (White Smocks), Leather Dyers (Bine Smocks), Leather Finishers (Eusset Smocks), Curriers (Blue Jerseys). Workmen carrying Hide Banners- Car:CONTAINING A TEOPHT OF VAEIOUS LEATHEES AND WOEKMEN. A Leather Shaver at his beam shaving a skin; a Leather Finisher graining and setting a skin; a Shoemaker at work; and a Harness Maker stitching a Saddle. The Car covered with Skins, Heads of Animals, and Crocodiles, and canopied .and festooned with Hides and Skins, and surmounted by the Crest of the Company. Banner of the Company's Arms. Members of .the Court of Assistants and the Wardens. The llaster of the Company in his Chariot drawn by Four Horses. THE WOESHIPPUL COMPANY OP BEODEEEES. The Company's Arms. The Acting Master of the Company, accompanied by the Chaplain, in a Carriage drawn by Four Horses. Band and Boys of tke Training Ship Warspite. Band of the 4th Battalion Boy%l Fusiliers (City of London Mili^). CONTINGENT OP FIEE BEIQADES (Under the command of Captain Shean), Firemen with Felling Axes. Mounted Officers. Steam Fire Engine, manned by the Windsor Fire Brigade, and drawn by Four Horses. Steam Fire Engine, manned by the Lejton and Leytonstone Fire Brigade, and drawn by Four Horses. Contingents of Firemen from— Folkestone. Watford Brewery. Dartford. Weybridge. Leyton and Leytonstone. Wimbledon Urban District Council. Colchester. Sheerness Local Board. Erith. Sandgate. Leighton Buzzard. Goole District Council. Stevenage. Stratford-on-Avon Corporation. Hatfield. Guildford. Luton Corporation. Hampton. Wellingborough. Banbury. Chatham Borough. Maidenhead. Southwold. Baud of the 4th Volunteer Battalion Essex Eegiment. Banner of Epping Forest and the Corporation of the City of London. Epping Forest Keepers. Banner of Butiham Beeches and the Corporation of the City of London. Banners of Conlsdon and other Commons, Highgate Woods, and the Corporation of the City of London. Keepers from Bumham Beeches, Conlsdon Common, and Highgate Woods. Band of the Scots Guards. PEOCESSION OP LOED MAYOES ON HOBSEBACK. One representative Mayor of each of the following six epochs, escorted by five attendants and banner- bearer carrying his arms :—Sir Eiohard 'Whittington, A.D. 1406; Sir John Gresham, A.D. 1547; Sir Thomas Middleton, A.D. 1^13; Sir John More, A.D. 1612; Brass Crosby, Esq., A.D. 1771; Samuel Birch, Esq., A.D. 1814. ST. GEOBSB OF ENOLAND ON HOBSEBACK. Two Esquires. TWELVE MOUNTED KNIQHTS IN ABMOUE. Band of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Essex Eegiment. Contingent of Fire Brigades. Firemen with Felling Axes. Steam Fire Engine manned by the Eton Fire Brigade, and drawn by Four Horses. Fire Engine manned by the Harrow Fire Brigade, and drawn by Four Horses. Contingent of Firemen from— Peterborough City. Newmarket Trainers. Netherdale Mills, (Jalashiels. Eton. Braintree. Chesham. Harrow. Bumham. Esher. Sunbury. Sevenoaks. Mildenhall Sutton. Stroud. Amersham. Burgess Hill. Windsor Corporation. Pontypool. Pontypridd. Oondle. Bournemouth. Swindon. High Barnet. Band of the London Eifle Brigade. Car:— SOUTH AFEICA. Men representing Gold Miners, Diamond Miners, African Hunters, and Natives, escorted by Sis Mounted Cape Volunteers (in Uniform of 1853). Band of the 3rd Middlesex Artillery Volunteers. Detachment and Field Battery. Pipers and Drum and Fife Band of the Gordon Boys' Orphanage, Dover. Pipers of the Scots Guards. Car:— INDIA, PAST AND PEESENT. Sir Thomas Smyth, the founder of the Honourable East India Company, with two Soldiers in Uniform of the East India Volunteers. Eajah in Native Costume, with Indian Merchants ; Products of Indian Workmanship. Escorted by Naval OfBoers and Brigade of Sailors in the Uniform of 1808. Band of the Commissionaires. Banners of the Aldermen. Mr. Under-sheriff Beckford. Mr. Under-Sheriff Beard. The Officers of the Corporation of the City of London. Band of the Duke of York's Eoyal Military School. Mr. Sheriff Cooper, In his State Carriage (drawn by Four Horses) accompanied by his Chaplain. Mr. Alderman and Sheriff Pound, in his State Carriage (drawn by Four Horses), accompanied by his Chaplain. State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry. The Aldermen who have not passed the Chair. The Eecorder. The Aldermen who have passed the Chair. Band of the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. The late Lord Mayor, Sir Joseph Eenals, Bart. State Band of the Eoyal Horse Guards. City Trumpeters. The City Marshal on Horseback. The Lord Mayor's Servants in State Liveries. THE ET. HON". THE LOED MAYOE, in his State Chariot (drawn by Six Horses), attended by his Chaplain^ Sword Bearer, and Mace Bearer. Escort of the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER. As usual, the celebration of the Gunpowder Plot was heartily taken up by a number of the residents of Child's HOI, Crieklewood, Hendon, and Willesden, on Tuesday. At Willesden, the procession was very poor, but tmder the title of "The Child's Hill, Hendon, and Crieklewood Bonfire Club," a really fine demonstration was carried out, despite the bad weather. To some extent the rain spoilt what otherwise would have been a capital show, but the hearty fun that ensued was not damped in the slightest by the heavy rain that feU; and to the onlookers—and they formed a very large crowd — the more the water came down the more did all try and keep the fun of the show going, and by the time the bands commenced to play and the " orderlies " got matters straight, all seemed to be in a good frame of mind, the consequence being that the collectors were made veiy busy, and it is to ~be hoped that the surplus funds will go a long way towai-ds assisting that most deserving of objects, the " North London Hospital for Consumption." Under the presidency of Mr. R. Ballard—who had for vice-presidents Messrs. Oliver and West, for chairman Mi'. J. Shepherd, for vice- chairman Mr. C. Martin, for non. treasurer Mr. E. Smith, and for hon. sec. Mi-. B. T. Thorpe—elaborate arrangements were made. There was not the slightest confusion, all knew their places, and the arrangements proved a complete success. Marshals G. Pinder and F. Adams, in gorgeous aiTay, formed up the line opposite the " Red Lion " hotel, which was lit up from the ground to the top windows with Clarke's Faii-y Lights, a form of illumination (which we understand was patented by the fii -m) utilised throughout the procession. First and foremost came the marshals, followed by horsemen in various costumes. After these the club's banner, a nicely painted silk one, was carried by a couple of bearers in fancy costumes; Hendon Volunteer Fire Brigade, seated on their manual, was placed behind this, and right well did the firemen look in their polished helmets and neat uniforms. Fourth on the list was the brass band of the Midland Railway Locomotive Depot, under Bandmaster Watson ; and it should be stated here that they played a number of selections during the " assembly of the clans." "The Vernon Lifeboat "was loudly applauded by all who saw it, for on board could be seen the captain with his middies and crew in naval costume. This boat was supposed to represent the work of the North London Consumption Hospital, inasmuch as its object was to save life, and the promoters of the show for the Fifth choosing the site of the hospital as a name closely allied with a town which has done noble work for the' National Lifeboat Institution, called their Emblematical oar the " Vernon Lifeboat." Next came a car representing " China and Japan,"_ and gaily lit up with fairy lights ; the " Celestials" and " Japs" provoked much laughter. A car, representing a laundry under the new Act, was the cause of much speculation, and was followed by the scene of the procession. This, entitled " Our Main Object," was a good copy of the interior of a hospital ward, in the centre of which was a patient in bed, attended by a nurse. The idea was a good one, but the patient, not relishing at all the rain, which soaked through the bedclothes, proved rather restive, and the quiet of the chamber was rather broken by the strains of the Brent United brass band, which followed next. A car representing the delivery of coals, by the Mapperly Colliery Company, was followed by the cai- owned by a veiy joUy lot of Hendon Buffaloes. Next .Professor Dai-win and his missing links produced no end of mii-th—the car enclosing a wire cage, which contained a number of iine monkeys. A steam bakery in working order next occupied attention, and "The Child's HiU Baud of Hope " was the name of another car. A Crieklewood farrier received a good advertisement for his business, a small portable furnace being placed on a cart, and the last illuminated vehicle was an oil tank, also an advertisement. Following in the wake of this lot were members in various costumes, all seeming to thoroughly enjoy the fun. The route taken was as follows: Starting from Child's HOI, the procession proceeded via Finchley Road, Golder's Green, Brent Street, Church Lane, The BmToughs, "Welsh Harp," Crieklewood, High Road (Kilbum), to the " Queen's Arms," thence to Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road, and home. In 'Wniesden Green the only procession seen was one which started from . its headquarters, the " Case is Altered," but it proved to be very small indeed. The effigy, on a cart, was supposed to represent a notable gentleman_ now appearing before the Courts of Justice, but the head utilised was, we believe, the head used last year on another gentleman. Of masqueraders there were but few, and as the rain was falling heavily the farther the procession went thefewer became the numbers, in spite of the strains of the old Willesden brass band. Very early in the evening the bonfire at the " Case is Altered " was lit, and by the aid of the wind burnt furiously, and soon after eight o'clock the usual annual bonfire that Mrs. Webb provides was lit, and continued to bum nntil seven o'clock the following morning. Owing to the wet -very few fireworks were discharged. THE COURIER CALENDAR. November. Friday, 8th.— Willesden section U.K.E.T.U. Annual Meeting at the Eailway Institute, 8 p.m. Willesden Technical Education Committee Meeting, the Polytechnic, Priory Park Eoad, Kil bum, 6 p.m. Wembley Park, Polytechnic Harriers, Cross Countiy Steeplechase. Monday, 1 1th.— Watford County Court. Harrow District Council, 6 p.m. Executive Committee of the Hampstead Conservative Association, 4, College 'Villas, Finchley Eoad; 8 p.m. Tuesday, 12«i.— Watford Market. St. Luke's, Kilbum, concert. Holy Trinity, Kilbum, Mutual Improvement Society. Willesden District Council, 6.30 p.m. Wednesday, IStli. —Edgware Sessions, 11 a.m. Barnet County Court, 11 a.m. Baraet Market. Thursday, 14th. —Harlesden Sessions, 11 a.m. Middlesex County Council, Licensing Committee, 12 noon. Friday, 15th. —Cinderella dance, Hendon PubUo HaU, 7.30 p.m. Inter-club games tournament with the Harrow Club, at Harlesden Constitutional Club. VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. sth CWest) Uiddlesex Sifle Volunteers. liiEUT.-CoLONEL L. HEATEN, V.D., commanding. H. A. TEBBY, Major and Adjutant Sth. (West) Middlesex Eifle Volunteers, has issued the following Eogimental Orders for the week ending November 16;— Officers for duty for the week. Captain W. T. Allen. Medical officer. Surgeon Lieutenant Griffith. Company for duty, E Company. Eecrnits drill on Monday, at 8 p.m., and school of arms at 8.15 p.m. Eooruits drill on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Drum, fife, and bugle practise on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Morris tube practise and recruits drill on Thursday at 8 p.m. Band practise on Friday at 8.30 p.m.; signalling practise at 8.30 p.m. Commanding Officer's parade on Saturday; route marching; parade at headquarters at 5.30 p.m.; marching order without valise or mess tin. Both bands. 9th Uiddlesex Bifle 'Volunteers (Barrow Bifles). — By order of MA.IOE HENET HAEBIS, Commanding 9th M.E.V.C., the following Battalion Orders for Nov™ber and December have been issued:— ^ I. Drills : , At Headquarters at 7.30 p.m.: Company drills, Wednesday, November 13, 20, 27, and December 11. Battalion drill, Wednesday, December 4 : Drill Order, forage caps and leggings. Recruit drills every Friday, at 8 p.m. Distribution of Prizes, Wednesday, December 18. Parade at Headquarters at 7.30 p.m. DrUl Order: Forage caps, one pouch in centre of back. At Stanmore, at 8 p.m.: Company drills, Thursday, November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, and 19. Eecruit drills every Tuesday and Friday, at 8 p.m. When nniform is not ordered, members may attend in plain clothes, but belts and side arms must be worn. 5. All rifles and sword bayonets must be returned to Headquarters on or before Saturday, November 16, for the Annual Inspection of Arms. 6. Shooting on the Eange: Every Wednesday, from 1 p.m. Members desiring to shoot must communicate with the Sergt.-Major not later than 7 p.m. on the day preceding. The New Parthing. —We would recommend our readers when changing money to be careful to see that what purports to be a ten-shilling piece is so in reality, for the farthings just struck are the very image on the obverse side, both, in the design and the colour, of the current halfcsovereign. Instead of taking warning from theirmany previous lessons the Mint people have produced something which will give the rogues no trouble and no risk. For the swindler merely has to put down his farthing as if it were a half-sovereign, and, if detected, apolo gise for his " mistake." He has not gilded the farthing or done anything which could be declared to be criminal. It is a fine open door to crime without risk. The Mint have made the farthing a fine yellow colour, and the obverse design is exactly the same as that which decorates the half-sovereign. The new farthing is certainly a trifle larger than the half-sovereign, but that only appears when the two coins are placed side by side. We hear that a bank, a railway booking-office, and many private people- have already been victimised by these precious new farthings.
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