Trinidad Footballers' Visit Abandoned

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Port-of-Spain Gazette


Writes the "Demerara Chronicle," June 7th:—On the 29th ult. a committee meeting of the Georgetown F.C. was held at 39, Main street—Mr. Russell in the chair—when it was announced that the Trinidad Clydesdale would not send a team this year to Demerara. In the letter, which was read by the chairman, the reason given for the decision was the prevalence of yellow fever in Trinidad. Also did the letter contain the sad news that Mr. James Haldane, one of the members of the team which was chosen to represent the Clydesdale in this colony, has been stricken with the fatal attack of the dread disease. Mr. Haldane, who hailed from Scotland, was employed by the Trinidad Shipping and Trading Company, and was much esteemed by his sterling qualities. He had been in the colony scarcely three years and was an effective football player, having played against the Demerara team last year in Trinidad.

On the motion of the chairman, the secretary of the G.F.C. was instructed to write the secretary of the Clydesdale club, expressive of regret at their inability to send a team and forwarding sympathy with them in the loss they sustained in Mr. Haldane's demise.

As a result of the abandonment of the Trinidadians' visit the subscription dance and other entertainments, which were being arranged by the G.F.C. have also been abandoned.

The meeting discussed several other matters of purely club interest, and a vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.