Monday, May 29 – 1899
Another town meeting is to be called at West Bromwich on Wednesday next for the purpose of framing a scheme for the carrying on of the club.
It can no longer be disguised that the predicament which the club is in at the present time is being viewed with complete indifference by the better class people in the town, and generally speaking there is little or no interest in the future of the club.
No fewer than five people were asked to preside at the meeting next week, but not one of them would undertake the task. This is quite indicative of the want of sympathy shown towards the directors in the present trying time.
The committee decided to call up 5s. of the unpaid capital, which was expected to yield about £200, but the response has not reached more than £20.
(Lancashire Evening Post, 29-05-1899)