News of the day
A football match was played on the Camp Ground, Rondebosch, yesterday afternoon, between a team from the office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands and a team from the office of the Colonial Secretary. Very few people attended on the field. The match, if not a scientific one, was certainly very amusing, the players being some of them big, heavy men, like Van Reenen, Herman, and others, and some very youthful and light players. Some of these have never played football before, some older players not since their schooldays. These were unequally yoked with some capital players. The attempts of the green ones to collar the knowing ones were ludicrous in the extreme. retrieved the fragments of the cross and reassembled it at the University of the Witwatersrand. An aeroplane spiralled to earth from a height of 4 000 feet when it lost its engine between Lake Sibayi and Mselini in Maputaland on Saturday afternoon. But the occupants, Mr W. C. Mitchell and Major C. A. Hooper, company directors of Nairobi, were unhurt. They had left Durban for Lourenco Marques on Saturday and had travelled about 195 miles in their Miles Hawk monoplane when one of the metal blades of the propeller broke off. This set up such a vibration that the engine tore itself out of the frame and the machine spiralled downwards. It crashed into a clump of thick bush which broke the force of the impact, but still hit the ground hard. The occupants were surprised to find themselves unhurt. They spent Saturday night and most of yesterday in the hut of a native chief, who fed them on milk and eggs and sent a native runner to the Mselini Mission Station for assistance.