The Everton club and their late trainer


September 21, 1893
The directors of the Everton Club have arranged a match to be played this evening at Goodison Park, kick-off at 5:15, between teams composed f their own players or the benefit of the widow of their late groundsman (George Howard). Two equal sides will be chosen, and as the game will thus take the form of a genuine trial test, it will be certain to be carried out with zest. It will be remembered that Howard committed suicide a few weeks ago in a fit of temporary insanity, leaving a large family unprovided for. The case is a very sad one and appeals especially to followers of Everton to assist those so suddenly deprived of means of support.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury:September 21, 1893)