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A DENIAL. (TO THE EDITOR OF TUN"[?]") [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
A DENIAL. . I TO THE KUITOII OP Till! ' ItEPEREE.') Sit, — May I crave for a small spaco in your interesting sporting paper to stato a fow faots witli regard to Murphy mid Peakos, tho light weight. Mr. Murphy, of course, whon ho gets lioino, fctarts telling his friends about tlio big men lie fought and knocked out in such a short timo ; but when ho comes to the light with Nipper I'cakes, ho pays tho ring was rnshod und the Sydneyitos would not let him fight. Although it was tho longest fight ho over fought over here nnd tho lightest hoy, it may'bo scon that Murphy giveH tho weight of all tho big men ho heat. On tho ovoning of the fight, tho Sydney In}' lurred tho scales at 7«t. tOlb., whilo Murphy gave anything hut short woight at 8st. 51b. It is only fair to say on bphalf of Sydnoy sport, that the ring was novor rushed until after Murphy agreed to make a draw of it on account of Peako's right hand going, und from what I could sco, us a witness, ho was shown every fair play. In conc...
FOOTBALL GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
FOOTBALL GOSSIP. [By 'Woods.'! ,1 am inoro thou joyful to hear tho jjood nows of tho season— viz., that tho Gardiner Cup competitions aro at last td be carried on upon a bu8mess-liko footing. In futuro tlio Gardiner Cup matclios will bo tinder tlie same rales - as thoso ot tho last junior cup — viz., that all clubs play until tho ond of July, and then tho most successful will bo selected to play somo final ties, and tho club suffering defeat aftor that shall retire, and so on until only ono club can lay claim to the seniority and tho Gardiner Cup. I would advise tho committoo to abolish jail country matches in conncction witli tlio trophy, not but of any want of sympathy with our country cousins, lmt simply beaauso thoy aro productive of llftln rrnnil nnH mi.nl. fi.nnKln ? rarely got thoir bost teams together to phiy at Bathurst or Newcastle. If tho country teams wish to have a say in tho future of tho ' whito olephant ' thoy may como to Sydney Thoro will bo no loss than throo enps ...
England V. Scotland (Rugby Hules ) [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
England v. Scotland (Rugfby RulesJ' || Tho sixtoenth annual international ina-uW ra was playod in Scotland, in March, und after ^ vory tough gamo, neither side won, both hav ing secured ono try only. Tho following are tho results of all tho international matches England v. Scotland, under Rugby rul®8* luri-Suotluud won by 1 jroal and 1 try to J try. 1672'-Kn^hvud won by J goals and L tries t goal. 1873 -Drawn camo, neither scorcd. ]fc71— won by 1 goal to 1 try. 1S75— Drawn ; neither scorcd. J .. 18r(-— England won by 1 goal and 1 ft*y to »»? 3877— Seotlaud won by 1 goal to nil. 1878— Dmwn ; neither scorcd. 1870— Drawn ; 1 goal each. „ , . . . , 1890— England won by 2 goals and 3 triesto 1 l&l— Drawn ; 1 goal and 1 try each. 1832— Scotland won by 2 tries to nil. 38SJ— .tiujjlaud won by 2 tries to 3. ISS-t — England won by 1 goal to 1 try. Ifc85 — No match. f 18tC— Drawn ; neither scored. . li 1887— Drawn ; 1 try each. |
PARRAMATTA HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
I'AItlt.UUTTA HANDICAP. The gathering .in vnid of St. Patrick's Consumptive' Hospital, Parramatta, on Saturday; was brought to a close. It was postponed from Easter Monday on account of the wet weather. - The following is the result : — ' R. Roberts, lGyds ? 1 . , W. Camei-oii, 12yds. , ... ... ..: 2 .T, Collina, Syds ? ... ' ... if ? E. A. Cliockloy, Syds. ? 4-
NEILSON V. CHARLES MATTER. SON. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
NEILSON V. CHARLES MATTER SON. The boatrace between Christian Neilson and Charles Matterson came off on tho Parramatta Rivor on Friday afternoon. The Inflexible was appointed to follow tlie race, and the hour of depai-turo from tho circular ^;uay was suu uuwu i ur o » ciock, but it was thirty minutes liter beforo she moved off, with not more than fifty aboard. The smallness of tlie attendanco on this steamer was owing to tho exorbitant charge of 10s. per head ; and tlie Admiral, seizing the opportunity, was fairly filled at 2s. a ticket. The only other steamer to accompany the race was the Princess, but the party was of a private character. Shortly after tho Inflexible reached the starting point, Matterson, who was first to show out, came paddling up the river, and Neilson was seen to shoot out of Ryde. The former wore only trunks, whilo tho latter woro a red and white jersey and cap The .water was as smooth as it could pos sibly be, but was full of flood drift, and beside being of ...
BETWEEN DRINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
BETWEEN. BRINKS. ' A muster of athletes takes placo to night at Ponaonby to decido nnd bring into force the question of dispersing larrikins who assault wombn and girlo'. ' The above item from a New Zealand paper sets me thinking that our own 1„„„ tlw. n[ ? J flood might occasionally do good service in this respect. I have felt my fingers tingle many a time when X have seen a hulking larrikin hustling women and girh on the street, or 'bcering witli a leery eye1' in tlio faces of ladies ns tliey pnss. How I havo longed for Foley's science and a private eeuietery. I-tlHnlc I would tliin out tlio larrikin element pretty considerably some ?Saturday evening. The New Zealand boys, yau will notico, simply dosirn to 'disperse' thom. Disperse is, a good Word in this ?connection. Tho man who disperses a flarrikin does moro good tlian lie who t-,V7.-o - I,™.,,,,, ,„.„l „re-.l,„ ? 11. TUB LAJTBM'f op THE BACKJJtt. 1'vo popped it on tlio wrong 'un many times sinco I bo^an' To tako tlio odds nnd ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
On Friday evening a meeting was in Matthias' Hall, PadUington, tooonsiae^ tho proposal of establishing ft skating for tho futuro. It was decided to tor private club, under tlie designation ot 1 Woollahra Rinking Club.
STAWELL ATHLETIC CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
STAIVjSLIm .ATHLETIC CI.TTB. Tho following' aro tho .' results of tho last day's running : — : -? .... Easter Gift. , r ? Final. .fas. Brown, JJalmorul, 12yds. ? 1 . : It. G. Clark, Melbourne, 1-lyds.- ... 2 ' T. Howard, Albert Park, 11yds. ... ... i- Timo, lls'scc. : v.; Stewards' Purse. .. ; . . Final. James Brown, 20yds.... ... ... ? ... 1 ' ' : 1). \V\ Dolman, -Jyds. ... ? ...? ?... 2 , ' T. Howard, 21yds. ... : ? ... ...8 .. Tim8,;20^8CC. . Walking Match, 3 miles. — D. Liboau, scratch, 1 ; M. Oann, scratch, 2 ; 'W. M'Grogor, 300yds., 3. Timo, iJlmin. 5Jsoo. Milo Handicap. — T. Bonnott, 75yds., 1': R. M'Gregor, 80yds., 2; W.M'Rae, 75yds., 3. Timo, 4mih. 27$sec.' 'Walking Match, 1 mile.— D. Libeau, scr., 1; M. Cuhn, scr., 2 ; M. Scully, 50yds., 3. Timo, 4inin: 39$sco; .
MAXIMS OF BILIUS MAXIMUS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
MAXIMS OF BILIUS MAXIMUS. Treat your friends as you treat ; your corns — when troublesome, out 'em. Friends are like flios ; if : you have a bald place they settle on it. ? A friend in need is afiiend tobo avoided. Ho will assuredly want to borrow halfa crown off you. , '.' ' '.. - Never oiler to post a letter tor a menu.' The accidental dropping, of a! letter- may change friend to fiend. - , ' r | Friendship is ' a ship that takesiovery opportunity of going into your port. . ?-'? The dog f is called tho- friend of man. This is because he' can't cat man, and man won't eat him. : , , . ' . ' . .Friendly!relations often load to , very un tnendly, cussm's. _ ' ...?.' Tlio society of friends overnight has i'^boen' known to convert a man intoa Shaker noxtmorning.
GETTING AHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
GETTINO AHEAD. I savr a classic head With many a llowing curl. A sweetly pretty face And figuro of a girl; . I stood and ponderod ' long, In meditation lost, And tried to reckon . How much tho fixin's cost. I saw a modern hoad That smelt of hair oil crude, A simple grinning faco And figuro of a dude ; 1 stood and ponder'd long, . In moditation deep, Aud tried to caleulato How long tlio thing would koop. I saw a gory head — 'Twa3 scratched and sadly torn — Upon whose troubled faeo . A slugger's Avounds wero borno ; I-stoodTind ponderod long, In meditation lost ? , Wond'riiig from whoso sanctum . Tho follow, had boon tossed.
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
WISE AND OTHERWISE. ' And so you think my voice isn't good enough for tho stage ? ' said tho ambi tious tenor to the operatic manager. 'Oh, no, I didn't say that. It is musical enough for you to secure an en gagement as a call boy or to help tho stage carpenter to do tho grumbling, but both of those positions aro filled just now.' Tho man who gots his evil sliaro, And safoly by has hid it, ? ' May make what proof ho likes dcclnro 'l'lio other fellow did it. ? ' Did anything nbout tho defendant strike your eye ns remarkable ?' asked tho judge of tho plaintiff in a cuso of assault and battery, 'It did, yor honour.' 'And what was it ?' , continued tlio judge.., ,. : . - - . ; 'His fist,. yer honour.'' '.I'is quantity that makes a crimo j . A mail's a tliiof who steals a dirno ; ; . _ And henco it will appear, 1 Thoy call a chap who's thieving skill ' .Has roundly tapped tho public till m!! A brilliant linancior. ? Editor's wifo (from second Btory win dow) : You can't get in this house ...
WITH SOCK AND BUSKIN. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
WITH SOCK AND BUSKIN. ? o ? Sophia was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, for the two hundred and fiftieth time March 5. , ? o # # Tho Prince and Princess of Wales, and Prince Albert Victor of Wales witnessed the performance of Ruddigpre at the Savoy Theatre oil March i-_ - -* * Amonc tlio coining events is a new domestic comedy by Mr. Clement Scott, to bo produced at tlie Gaiety, in tho. autumn, while Monte Christo, Jr. is on tour' in the provinces. . , ? : , ' ; * ? A dramatic performance, nndor distin guished patronage,, in furtherance of tho appeal for £100,000 for .. tlio famous Guy's Hospital,: will bo given, at the Novelty Theatre, London, on Tliursday, April 21. Mr. Wilson Barrott does not. mean to bo loft without a theatre in London, although he lias, lost tho Priiiccas'. He has given his American' friends tb understand that in the event of his not finding a house ready' for his accommodation on , liis return ho will lose no time in building one.' i j- ?:.! Signor...
(To THE EDITOR OF THE " REFEREE.") [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
(to the editor or Tin: ' nnPEUEE.') Sir, — I saw in tho' Sunday Times a para graph from tlio 'Nowcastlo Call,' stating that Livingstone know nothing of tho matoh with Stevens. 1 bog to stato that I am backing- Living-stone, and tho 'Evening News ' holds £15, already deposited by mo on his behalf ; anel also that tho match will certainly tako place, a3 already arranged, at the Carrington Grounds, on Saturday, April 30.— I am, &c., W. WISEMAN.
SPRINT FOOT_ RACING. A Capital Suggestion. (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
SFttINT FOOT-RACING. A Capital Suggestion. (to the editor.) Sir, — Seeing that your columns aro open to all suggestions for tho improvement of sport, I bog to offer you tho following, tho first idea of which I obtainod from your valuable journal: — Firstly, I would suggest (tho samo as you havo on soveral occasions) that all promoters of footracos should — especially on. tho first round — start six men 111 a heat. By so doing I am assured it would miniiniso tho chances of collusion, and also givo the handioappors a bettor opportunity to . judgo the rolativo. merits of tho mon. It would also bo hotter hoth for backers nnd layers in suoh, that tho takers of tho odds would be able to obtain a better prico about their fancy than at pro sent, and bo almost certain of having a square run for thoir monoy, and tho layers would bo better off in this respect, that thoy would not havo so many 'dead birds' running, against them. ,- Secondly, I would suggost that tlio pro moters should distribut...
A NEW AND CLEVER (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
A NEW AND CLEVER SPltlNTEH,. (TO TIJK EDITOR.) Sir,— In jnstico to Sydnoy pods you might givo our lmndicappors a hint ro J. G. Clarko, who lius just run second in tlio Eastor Gift, at Stawell, off 14yds. (limit), running HGyds, easily in 11^ hoc. How ho got on tlio mark is bost known to thoso who havo tlio handi. capping. Ho is a brother to W. Clarko, tho champion of Victoria, and has onlv nri-ivnil from England a fow weoks, where ho did somo wondorftil good performances as an amateur, going within 2yds. of oven sovoral timos, and boing described by ono of tlio load ing sporting papers as tho coming champion (amatour), but it Booms ho is following in the ways of liis brother, and getting top mark right away in this country, which is hardly fair to us who havo been entoring and com peting for yoars. — I am, &o., A SYDNEY PED. Sydney, April 18. ?
SPORTS AT GYMPIE. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
SPORTS AT GYMFIE. On Eastor Monday a numbor of athlotio ovonts woro hold. Tho following is tho result of tho ShofHold Handicap : — ShepweiiD Handicap, Of .£12. Distanco, 120yds. J. Watorstoh (Maryborough), 0yds, ... 1 W. Dawson, lOlydu ? 2 J. Ki-nm, (Slaryboftnitfli), 3r-Js ? Timo, ISsec,
SPORTS AT IPSWICH. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
SPORTS AT IPSWICH. On Eastor Monday tho sun shono brightly at Ipswich, nnd a good attendanco graced Sandy Galop to witness tho Oddfellows sports : — Kobe op Queensland Lodoe Grand Handi cap, 150yds. .£30, .£12, ^5 and £3. C. Linden, 9yds. ... * ? ... 1 35. II. Ilillynrd, 9yds. ? 2 T. Cnnufi in), I3yds ? 3 J. Uutler, -Ovils ? 4 ? A. M'Grory, lllyils. ? ... ... 0 Alex. Chalmers, 11yds ? ? ? 0 ., Thirty-three started out of the forty-fivo who accepted, and the raoo was rnn in two rounds and a final. Hillyard had liis ohanco for victory spoiled through liis being put back a yard for breaking away boforo tho : pistol went off. Timo for final, 14 4-5soc. - Amateur Handicap, 150yds. Trophios vuliind ^Elrt. £i. nnd J-! . . , H. Ogilvic, 15yds. ? ... ... 1 J. IIuulcli, lfiyds ? ? ? 2 A. Butcli, 10yds. ... ... ? ? 8 J, Crack, 10yds. ... ... ' ;.. --4 ?' Eighteen ran, and Ogilvio won protty com fortably. ? y
CORAKI SHEFFIELD HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
CORAKI SHEFFIELD HANDIOAP. Tho Second Grand Hnndicdp came off 'at Coraki on Monday wook last; A largo number of people woro present, many boing eonvoyod by steamors. Tlie ground was in good ordar. A number of the heats woro run in 14 3-5sop. i'lio following aro tho. rosults aftor three rounds wero rnn: — fourth round. First Heat.— G. Boulton, 19yds., 1; S. Mas tors, 18yds., 2. G. A. Studdart, 3yds., and T O'Loughlin, 9yds., also ran. Timo, | 14 3-5soc. ? - Second Heat. — J. G. Willson, 13yds., 1 ; J. | Galloway, 13yds., 2. H. Gordon, 17yds., and E. Chapman, 17yds.. also started.- Timo, .1 14isoc. ' 1 final. ?????: J. G. Willson, 13yds. ... ... ... 1' '. G. Boulton, 16yds. ... ... ? ... r ... -.+ J. Galloway, 13yds. ... .\. ... ; ... t . S. Masters, 18yds ? ... ... ... ... t Willson won easily by a couplo of yards, tho other throo running a doad heat for I second placo. In the run off Bonlton and Galloway ran another dead heat, whon thoy agreed to divide. Timo, 14 3-5300.
MURRUMBURRAH SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
MURRtJMBTTRRAH SPORTS. : The United Oddfellows on Eastor Monday, ' hold' a day's sport on tho racooourso,. but tho rain continually coming '. down, ruined ovory- 1 .thing. Tlio following aro the. rosults of the chief ovont ' ?'? ? Easter Handicap, 150yds., for all-comera ; 1st prizo; .£15 ; 2nd; iJ3 ; 3rd, £2. - Socond jEoundi j; V: . First Heat— Rose, 8yds., -1 ; Rentoal, Syds., 2: SecoiidHoat— Nash, 1 iCamiioy,'2; . ? ? i .. ., .' ' '.'Final. ' J. Cainp'ey, Harden/Gyds. I;. S. .N:Y-ih, .1 u^-ionk'.'JvtlK. .... . i . . .'2 ? .T. Rose,- Murrumburrali, 8yds. .... ...''a yr. E'outoui,;Yonh(j,-]8rds.v.V; :. ... ' o: Tho raco resulted in almost oxoiting finish, Ciimpoy just wiiiuing by about 6in. -- BontonI ran off his track in the first rouud, and after wards ran undor protest.
TOOWOOMBA ATHLETIC CLUE. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
TOOWOOMBA ATHLETIC CLUE. Nover boforo it is said lias such e. successful athlotio sports mooting boon hold in tho abovo town. On Eastor Monday the weather was uncortain, but nevertheless about 1000 were prosont, including many ladies. The follow ing aro the chief events. Tho competition was confined to members of football, athletic, and bicycio clubs in Toowoomba, Brisbano, Maryborough, Ipswich, and Warwick. High Jump. — E. H. Hutton, 5ft. Gin., 1 ; E. J. Kollott, 5ft. 5in., 2 ; Carrigg, 4ft. 9in., 3. Hutton could havo jumped higlior. Bicycio Handicap, 1 mile. — F. W. Boyce, 150yds., 1 ; F. G. Hooper, 220yds., 2: A. R. Boyco, 15yds., 3. Time, -lmin. 50see. Love, tho scratch man, is a cyclist of repute, and so is Kodnoy Boyce. Lovo hurt his foot. Eodney Boyco was fancied, but his younger brother Frank surprised all. 220yds. Handicap Footrace. — Final: G. W. Dight, 19yds., 1; A. Boys, 21yds., 2; L. Gregory, 13yds., 3. Timo, 23:Jsoo. Pole Vaulting. — W. Hutton, 10ft. 9in., 1 ; E. Hutto...