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BARRING SKILLED PLAYERS. A DECISION OF SILLY AND PETTY PAROCHIALISM. (To the Editor of "The Leeds Mercury.") [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
BARRING SKILLED PLAYERS. A DECISION OF SILLY AND PETTY PAROCHIALISM. (To tho Editor of 'Tho Lced3 Mcrcury.') Sir,— All who havo any appreciation of good sportsmanship will endorse 'Yorkist's' criti cisms of tho action taken by tho Northern Union Committee in bar/lng out Colonial players from participation In football In this country— for, au 'Yorkist' showsa this Is what the two years' quarantine amounts to. Tho smaller clubs of tho Union may feel aggrieved ct their big brothers getting star artists from tbo ends of tho earth, but they , have accepted tho monetary basis of football, and havo no right ^o poison tho wells in this way. If football is to bo regarded as a paying , spectacle, tho objoct of a club must bo to get tho hest players possible, wherever they como j from, and so long as they arc ablo to attract 'gates' that will givo them an adequate return for their speculation, and necessarily at tho Bamo tlmo prorldo .entertainment to thousands of the general public, they aro ...
NORTHERN UNION BOYCOTTERS. INSULT TO COLONIAL PLAYERS—RETROGRADE STEP—WILL THE RESOLUTION BE RESCINDED? [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
NORTHERN UNION BOYCOTTERS. INSULT TO COLONIAL PLATERS — RETRO- GRADE STEP— WILL THE RESOLUTION BE RESCINDED ? Tho fact that a rigorous residential qualifi cation has been Insisted on by tho Northern Union, which practically prohibits importations, is not taken very kindly in many quarters in England, as tho following extracts from the 'Leeds Mercury' will show : — (By 'YORKIST. '1 STRONG OPPOSITION. The decision of the Northern Union Committee to boycott Colonial footballers has naturally aroused considerable discussion and also con siderable indignation. There is not the least | doubt that the decision Is an Insult not only to ' our kinsmen across the ocas, but to the Colonial I players who nrc at present in our midst, and ' who havo done so much towards raising the standard of tho game. Wo havo not been told what was the size of tho majority by which tho committee adopted tho resolution, but it is somo satisfaction to learn that thero was strong opposition to tho proposal, and tha...
CRICKET AND CRICKETERS CLUB NOTES. JUNIOR JOTTINGS. PROPOSED L.B.W. ALTERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
CRICKET AND CRICKETERS CLUB NOTES. BY 'RAMBLER.' JUNIOR JOTTINGS. ITiOPOSED L..D.W. ALTERATION. A controversy appears In tho London papers with roferencc to tho rulo relating to log be foro wicket decisions. Messrs. A. Q. Steel rind R. H. Lyttlcton favor nn alteration eo that r batsman ttIII be out if his lege prevent tho ball hitting the wicket, no matter whore the ball may be pitched. 1 The present rule reads : 'The striker is out j it wi tii any part of his person ho stops tho hill which, in the opinion of the umpire at tho bowler's wicket, shall havo been pitched in a straight line from it to the striker's wicket, and would have hit it' — 'leg beforo wicket.' Interviewed in Adelaide, Clem Hill opposed the proposed alteration, as it would favor left arm bowlers and bowlers on sticky wickets. Mr. A. C. Banncrman says : 'Regarding the rontrovcr3j\ when Hon. A. A. Lyttleton and Mr. .\. G. Steel wero playing, the rules were good cuough. I havo known one umpire, J. Lilly white, to glv...
KENT REP. FOOTBALLER KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
KENT REP. FOOTBALLER KILLED. Fortunately, fatalities aro very rare on tho fcolbali field (says a London paper of Febru ary 2a), and when they do occur it is curlo«3 that the majority of tho victims aro Kugby players. This week a young Londoner named Thomas Mason Wilson, of Forest 11111, was fatally injured whilst playiug for tho Old Uunstonians against Brighton at Preston Park, lie was acting as the centre three-quarter of Ills hide, and lato in tho second half of tho gaxno effected a rather high taoklo of Blrkett, tho wcil-known English lntcmationaL A pathetic fact is that deceased's younger hrothor and an other player rushed in and tho four fell heavily t-» the ground, Thomas Wilson being und-\r- neath. IIo was at onco removed to hospital^ and it was fouud necessary to perform aa opera tlon, but death took place tho following morn iiig. Wilson, in tho heavy fall* had sustained « dislocation of his spine. Tho deceased was clever Rugby player,. nnx.Tn*. ia cQuntj; matches,/ ? ? ?
THE LATE J. H. SINCLAIR. AN APPRECIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
THE LATE J. H. SINO-AIR. AN APPRECIATION. __ V Mr. E. J. L. Platnauer, a personal ^friend of tho late J. H. Sinclair, writes tho following appreciation of an old comrado in t^o 'Cape Times' : — Poor old Jimmy Sinclair gone to that*, bourne1 from which no traveller ever returns ! Sitting! hero at my desk, I cannot realise it. think I that that tall, strong, big-hearted man, in the full glory of hia vigorous manhood, to w'.hom I said good-bye Jn tho Johannesburg Ctrli. not six months ago, and who, in hin hearty, kindly manner wished mo good luck, is no Jonger among tho living, 3cems absolutely unr«^al. I say to myself It cannot bo true, yet I pee It In cold print staring mo in tho face. Wo could havo better spared many a man tban'*you, Jimmy. I remember you, n3 it were, but a few, days ago, a tall, big-boned, somewhat ungitf.nly schoolboy, with a merry, 1-oylsh face, quite out of companv with your Cii. Ilu. in height, com- ( ing down 'to the nets at tho Wanderer.- and | bowline at tho...
MOTORING, INTERSTATE RELIABILITY TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
MOTORING, INTERSTATE RELIABILITY TRIAL. Competitors ln tho Interstato Reliability ContoBt for motor cars had tholr most stronu ous day yestorday, when tho 169 miles stroi.eb from Uundngal (N.S.W.) to Wangnratta (Vie.) hud to bo tiaveraed. Tho ordinarily bad roads about Tarcutm, which oxiond practically to ljunalla, woro ccpeclslly unplensunt owing to iho rain tlio niuht before, but at tlmo or writing no definite report concerning tlio poluts lost by uny competitors had been received in dyilney. The oontoot ends to-day at tlio Haymarltot, Melbourno, wh«r« coiopa^jorii Bro du« botweon i Mil MS ? j
TURF GOSSIP [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
TURF GOSSIP | I Of 'THE GCOUT.' (J Handwick again this afternoon, When the Autumn meeting of tbc A.J.C. will bo brought to a close. A record entry of 21G was received for next Wednesday'* meeting of tho Victoria F&ilk Racing Club, Whilo riding In Sydney last Spring the Now Zealand gelding Thcodoro received a nasty knock which developed Into a bad splint, it has slnco been found necessary to pln-firo the son Of Merrlwce, but grave doubts arv expressed about his ever racing again. ^ Red Book, who 'won the Maiden Scurry at the Napier Park (N.Z.) meeting on tho 13th Inst., ls an Australian-bred gelding by True Blue irotn Lady Mary. Ho was purchased for 200gs. at the Randwlck yearling sales ln 1PU by Mr. K. J. Watt, tho owner of Athenlc. At the yearling sales ou Thursday last Mr. H. Stockdalc, who races at meetings of tho Asso ciated Clubs, gavo 30gs. for a filly by Lord Howard (imp.) from Cronulln. This Ally Is an own sister to Mr. Peggy, with whom Mr. Stockdalo won tho H.l Hand...
SATURDAY EDITION. BILLIARDS MISS ROBERTS v. A. E. WILLIAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
SATURDAY EDmON. BILLIARDS MISS ROBERTS v. A. E. WILLIAMS. . . . 'ino&e prcaeut at yestcroay aitcrnoon's nt* slon of (he gome at Billiards, Ltd., ln which iiltis Ruby .Huberts is Laiilug W00 in MKX) fx«a A. E. Vuliluuis, got every larthlug of thcu mone/'s vurtu. xiotu players v/eie In grc-J lunch, and, iu uuuiuou tu getting big brualA cacn nao i»omefning out ot iue oruiunry to uucr. ;aiu» itoccrty, jutvr running lier unnnJinca si to 40, tept going coutfiMcAiUy wi.h inodcrat^ tallleu tiut»l auo louod ine rea coavcuieut, ana tnuu sho rattled up aJ, prixuripatly aioag U»g colored line. lier next ntick wits rcspoiiiUDia -or 53, and in which she goL i»oiuu* u.U over green. Subsequently a. »iuarter-^cat^ry trom her cue, nod ufce cvcatoalXy v-m to I points with 4 unHulshcd. i Wllllama inept bu^y ail tLc li=c, =a^£ ! u delightful sbovmg.fc-irfy ia Lio ujiA I a few sticks liter ho r-a i'j \ s. | uiorL, siacSo t:? ia tac xia J. 1: jrr^f I nons, nuu In \-h5ca hia c l | aiaaifu^te-u. Clh...
SAYS CANADIAN CAN BEAT JIM THORPE. WELTER KNOX DECLARED BETTER ALLROUND ATHLETE THAN INDIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
SAYS CANADIAN CAN BEAT JIM THORPE. WELTER KNOX DECLARED BETTER ALL ROUND ATHLETE THAN INDIAN. Writing In tho Toronto 'Telegram,' Tom Flanagan, tho well-known athletic coach and trainer, says that it may bo news to Canadians to know that they have an athlcto who not only compares favorably with Jim Thorpe, the In dian wonder, on records, but ono who would probably beat him In an all-round competition Walter Knox Is one of tho most rcmarkablo nthleten the world over snr.v, and tho dilDculty Is that he, too, was forced into the cold world of professionalism before the gennr.nl public realised what a marvellous performer ho was, and In. Continuing, Flanagan says : 'All remember the shock he handed sport followers ot the Is land a few year* ago by beating as great a hundred-yard man as Bobbin Kerr ln tho re markably fast tlmo of 9 4-5sec. That meet mvna bis undoing, for. as the result of a pro test, It developed that he had been acting as physical Inspector In a western university across...
NEWCASTLE LETTER. THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
NEWCASTLE LETTER. ? ^ ? ? THE TURP. Wallscnd Club's second day (Monday) drew r. big crowd, though it was very hot and dusty. Brisk business was done on tho Cup. The books opened out with 4 to 1 against Hallowmas and 25 to 1 was on offer against Cadonia, who was well-bacl.cd down to 11. Happy Miss, sccond to Satsuma on the first aay, just won tno xsovicc trom u oincrs. Thero wa3 a bad start in tho Plnttsburg Han dicap, City Jim and Fortelago being left. C.H., a common-looking son of Gatilus and Moronork, was well-backed, and won easily In a field of six. There was a nasty accident in the Pace Wel ter. Mogemlt fell just before the Leger stand was rcachcd, and Serrulata, the pony from Syd ney, who was thought to be a real good thing, somersaulted over him. Lord Alarlc was bnmped and unseated his rider. Luckily no one was hurt. Cuncar and Miss Serralata had no hopo at the time of the accident. Only five faccd the barrier for tho big raco (£150), Macacus dccllulng at tho weight. Dc lcrum...
GOLF GOSSIP [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
GOLF GOSSIP I © By 'THE COLONEL- ® Golfers all returned from their Easter holi days speaking in flowing term:* of the treat ment meted out to »Js« m by their kinsmen at tho mountain and other holiday resorts Which they visited, for although the weather was much too warm for serious golf, they all ca invrd themselves immensely. Manly links were well patronised all through tho holidays, and several competitions wero played. An 'A' grade stroke handicap waft won by C. H. Kloster, who wa3 round in Ft-, and, thanks to a handicap of 13. returned a net card or ruosLcr i.tn:s uuiv uu »i«» taovcr again speak ot 'i:i' as being an 'un- lucky' number. J. A. P. Scott was runner-up with 80 — C — 71, and G. S. Freeman third with — 75t Th0 bc3t round of the day was T. Tombleson's 7^. Scott again showed excellent form In an 'A' grado bogey handicap, which, with n handicap of 3, he won with a 2-down cord. R. Hughes (handicap 10). 3 down, being second, and C. II. R. Maclean (handicap S) being third wi...
JOCKEYS CAUTIONED. WOOTTON'S APPRENTICES AND THEIR MOUNTS. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
JOCKEYS CAUTIONED. WOOTTON'S APPRENTICES AND THEIR MOUNTS. I ? ? I At the Epsom Pollco Court one day last month, Ernest HurJey and Wm. Sinyth, the two I wdl-known jockeys, apprenticed to Mr. R.I Wootton. trainer, Trcadwoll House, Epsom, | were summoned for each riding a horse to the j common danger at Ashley-road, Ep mi. on January 2S. Mr. P. M. MacMnhon appeured for defendants, who pleaded uot guilty. P.C. Short stated that ho was lo Ashley- | read, and saw Smyth riding a pony, and Hux ley a horse. They were lying on their necks, and going as fast as they could; he should sav about fifteen miles an hour. By Mr. JLicMahon: He did not suggest that either of the animals was out -of control. Ho should term the ono Huxley was riding a although not a thoroughbred. He was aware that tho boys were two or tne most ac :ompIisbcd horsemen in England. He would not say they wero cantering. They were going at about twelve to fifteen miles an hour. Scrgt. Blaydon said ho was at the police sta tio...
ROWING [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
I ROWING Cy -AQUA.' The end of a very successful season is now in view. After the inter-State Eight-Oar Race in Adelaide on April 2G, oarsmen will go into Winter quarters. Before that, however, Uie Great Schools will hold their regatta, and raco off for honors in eights and fours. Tho date settled on i3 the 10th of next month, and crews arc, or course, already in training from tho North Shore Church of England and Sydney Grammar schools, and from St. Ignatius aud St. Joseph's colleges. In addition the inter-'Varsity raco has yet to be rowed. The New South Wales lnter-Statc crew con tinues to mako satisfactory progress, and one cannot but hope that the young combination will meet with success. There ia no doubt that all the members of ibe crew are 'triers,' and arc most enthusiastic. Even if we don't score a win in the Eights, Harry Green wil^ probably bring back tbc sculling championship of Aus tralia. Arnst and Paddon have not yet finally hitched up. It Is tho ex-champion's move, a...
JACK JOHNSON'S KINDNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
JACK JOHNSON'S KINDNESS. A London paper published the following on ?February 22 : 'Jack Johnson Is concerned over ' I the. UJnflW or hi? private secretary, Mr. Joseph Levy, ivho Is suffering from double pneumonia. The famous boxer has hired tho best suite Id New York hospital on behalf of Mr. Levy, and special treatment is costing over £20 a week. Joseph, who is 26 yearn old, gavo up motor car driving in the London streets to become private secretary to Johnson. Jt was about three years ago, after tho contest with Tommy Burns, that Johnson tqured tho London music halls. lie happened to hire a car which was driven by Levy, and took a great liking to the young driver. . Eventually, on his return to Now York, the boxer asked Levy to accompany him as his 'chief chauffeur.' Two years ago Joseph fc*mo up driving tho car and becamo 'private secretary.' The pay he rcceivco Is handsome. Johnson only wants a letter written occasionally, but ho leaves most of his finan cial arrangements to his...
AT THE THEATRE WHERE TO GO TO-NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
AT THE THEATRE ~ WHERE TO GO TO-NIGHT. 1IEK MAJESTY'S.— Pantomime. D ItOVAL. — 'The fldle of New York.' — 'The Fortune Hunter.' — *Srw Melodrama. Wake'® Patient.' ?riT'XH* T'U-ATflK.— Comedy Company. I'V^U.— Mad^ Temple. NATIONAL.— Mdlle. KsmcnUda. p n ~*vau,!evi1,c and Picturci. I RI.NCh.S9. — Vaudeville. DELMOai; liAItKKTS.— Wlrth'o Cilfji. n , 1? J71.1'1™3011 Comic Opera Company finished tho successful run of 'The Sunshine Girl last night at the Theatre Royal. 'Tho Bollo of Now York' will be revived at tho Royal to-night, with tho following cast * Ichabod Bronfion, Mr. LcbIIo Holland; Harry Bronson (hla son), Mr. Frank Greene ; Karl Von Pumpernlnck (a polite lunatic), Mr. Jack Cannot ; Doc SnlfTklns (theatrical manager), Mr. Claado Bantock ; Kenneth Mugg (of tho Angeliquo Opera Co.), Mr. Arthur Lisisant ; BUnky Bill (a mixed-alo pugilist), Mr. Edward Nablo ; Count Patei Rattatoo, Mr. Alfred An drews ; Count Ratsi Rattatoo, Mr. Harry Wot ton ; Twiddles, Mr. Sydney Ralfc ; Fin I'ri...
MANLY FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' SPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
MANLY FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' SPORTS Tho second annual demonstration and aporta of tho Manly United Friendly Societies will ba held on Saturday, June 7 next, on tho Manly Oval. The proceeds are to be devoted to tho purchase of a horse ambulance for tho district. A llrst-class programme of cycllns and athlctlo events has been drawn up. The principal Item is tbo Quarter-mllc Championship of the Manlj lodges for a ten-guinea cup, which must bo won tbtree times successively before becoming tho property of the competitor. There is also a 100-yards handicap, oue-mlle walk, 400-yard3 teams' relay race (open to all sporting bodies ot Manly), and three lik-ycle races over dis tances from a quarter to one mile. ICntries fur all events close on May ip. ? ? ? ?
FIGHT OVER TENOR'S FUNERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Saturday Referee and the Arrow — 29 March 1913
FIGHT OVER TENOR'S FUNERAL. A fight after the funeral of Mr. J. W. Tur- i nor, tho well-known operatic tenor, was fol- i lowed at tho Mansfield Police Court,. England. ! on February 20, by Mr. John William Cecil Turner, son of the dead singer, being fined four guineas for striking his brother-in-law, Dr. John Hoole. Dr. Hoole stated that his marriage with .Mr. t ecu lurners ^isier was an unhappy one. and his wife had left him, and taken with her the children, to whom die wns deeply attached. '1 heard of Mr. Tur ner's death,' he continued, 'and I decided to go to tho funeral, in the hope of obtaining some information concerning the whereabouts of my children. As the feelings between myself and the Turner family weir strained, 1 kept in the background at the cemetery, and spoke to none of the relatives. Afterwards Turner met me nt an hotel, ami ordered me to clear out, and later at the station he violently attacked me, blackcnlng my eye, and making my nose bleed. Mr. Turner, in eviden...