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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.

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