December 29, 1893
Last evening, at a special meeting of the committee of the Burnley Football Club, the resignation of the hon. treasurer, Mr. S. Thomas, and a complaint against Hillman, the goalkeeper were considered.
It was alleged that Hillman had roundly abused the hon. treasurer.
Hillman was called before the meeting, which in some respects was a remarkable one. The suspension of the player and the resignation of the treasurer were on the carpet, but after full consideration it was deemed in the best interest of the club to let bygones be bygones, and a unanimous resolution was adopted asking Mr. Thomas to reconsider the matter.
No doubt Mr. Thomas will do so, and the incident will not be allowed to mar the harmony which is characterising and aiding in the success of the Burnley club.
(Lancashire Evening Post: December 30, 1893)
Jack Hillman, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: December 3, 1898).