July 7, 1894
The affairs of the West Bromwich Albion are going from bad to worse. The annual meeting of shareholders, which was adjourned from last week in consequence of the absence of the said shareholders, was to have been held at the Masonic Hall, West Bromwich, on Wednesday last.
Mr. Salter (chairman), Mr. Clement Keys, and a few shareholders attended. After waiting for over half an hour, Mr. Salter said that as there was not a sufficient number of shareholders present to form a quorum, they could not transact the business, which would, therefore, have now to be left in the hands of the directors, in accordance with the constitution of the club.
Very few of the Albion first team players have re-signed up to the present, and there is some doubt concerning whether they will do so or not.
A new centre forward in Thomas Hutchinson, of Stockton, who originally hails from Gowan, has been secured, and is expected to greatly strengthen the team.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: July 7, 1894)