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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. BINKS' OPINIONS, Melodrama Regnant. THE WANING OPERA SEASON. COMING EVENTS— PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK— WHERE THE STARS ARE SHINING. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. SINES' OPINIONS. Melodrama Regnant. The 'Wanino Opeba. Season. DOMING. EVENTS — PEBFORMANCES OF THE WEEK — WHEBE THE STARS ARE SniNINa. ' Give mo a good Void fasliemod meller drarmer,' says Binks', and then un consciously quoting Squire Western, of ?whom I dare avow he never heard in liis life, he goes on, ' Rot your Hightalianoa as comes and goes and struts about in fine togs aud sings and squalls. Wot I likes, is ther kind 'er peece thoy used ter --ive us at ther h'old Vie!' To this day I don't .Know wiieuier jiinics means tho establish ment that once existed in Pitt-street, over -which Mr. John Bennett used to preside, or ?whether he means the once famous house in the distant New Cut, Lambeth, which was probably a familiar haunt of Binks' boy hood. For this Binks is not the young gentle man whose contemptuous opinions of Mr. Simonsen's Opera Company I quoted a fortnight ago. No. This is Binks, senior. ?'TheHonourable Theophilus Bingo Bin'.ts, M.L.C., C.M.G., of...

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ANOTHER ATHLETE FOR AUSTRALIA. S. MATHEWS, CHAMPION LIGHT - WEIGHT WRESTLER. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

ANOTHER ATHLETE FOR AUSTRALIA. S. MATHEWS, CHAMPION LKllIT-lVKKIIIT WItKSTI.KIt. S. Mntliows, of California, the well known light-weight Gru-co-lvoman wrest ler, intends visiting tho colonics shortly. On January 29 and February 7 lie de cided two matches with W. II. Hunter, of Louisiana, at the Opera House, San Ber nardino, California, and won both of them. The first was in the Gneco-Romnn stvle, and the second in catcli-as-catch-can. Hunter is a fine athletic man, weigh ing 12st. vlb., or two stone more than Mathews. The culmination of the last match, in which Mathews picked up his opponent and butted his head against the bare boards, pressing liim fairly, squarely down on both shoulders, was exciting in the extreme and almost too fiercely realistic. Hunter lay out exhausted nnd was unable to rise, upon which Matthews picked him up in his arms and carried him to his chair, amidst the deafening cheers of the house. On attempting to go to his dress ing-room, Hunter again fell and had...

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BICYCLE TOURNAMENT IN MELBOURNE. SPILLS AND ACCIDENTS. The Champion, Woods, Injured. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

BICYCLE TOURNAMENT IN MELBOURNE. SPILLS AND ACCIDENTS. The Champion, Woods, Injured. A six days' bioyclo tournament was com monood in tho Exhibition Building 011 Mon day, in which tho principal professional riders of tho world contested. About 3000 pooplo woro prosont. Tho following aro tho riders who started: — Wood, Clarko, Kolfo, Rawlinson, Jamos, Elliott, Irish, Clingan, 'VVyburd, Mitoholl, Macdonald, and Koborts. Tho conditions woro to rido 10 hours cach day aw rln.«a nnrl hn ntifH tnrl fivaf, nrizn must rido at least 750 miles. At 1 o'clock tho twelvo ridorswont away at a groat paco. Ono or two falls took placo. At 8 o'clock Clingan, Kolfo, Wood, Mitchell, and Elliott foil in a heap and damaged thoir bi cycles ; but frosh machines woro, howovor, mounted. Shortly aftorwards Wood again foil. Ho I was run ovor by Clarko, and was carriod to tlio hotol- on a stretcher, whon it was found imil/iUB iu}{n uauijr mut,, uuu nm was sprained. Later on Mitchell fell again, and knocked ovor ...

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SECOND DAY — TUESDAY. Woods to Reappear. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

SECOND DAY-TUESDAY. Woods to Reappear. Only soven ridora resumed tho track. Elliott retirod after three or four hours' ! riding, having covorod 145 miles. Tho loading men, Clarko and Rolfo, con tinued within four laps of each other tho wholo timo, and it is oxpoctod that tho fight will bo between tho Scotch and Australian roprosontativos. Tho rato of speod avoraged 13-3 miles per hour, as against 14*7 miles tho previous day. . ^ Wood, tho English champion, who was in-; jnrod1 on Monday, has so far rocovored that 110 oxpocts to tako. tho track on Thursday. At 11 o'clock last night tho score stood as follows : — Clarko, 2S0 milos, 4 laps ; Rolfo, 280 milos ; Roberts, 2G6 milos, 1 lap ; Wyburd, 256 miles, 4 laps ; Mitchell, 252 milos, 7 laps ; Irish, 243 miles, 3 laps ; Elliott, 145 milos, i lap ; M'Donald, 142 miles, 5 laps ; Rollinson, 111 miles, 7 laps : Wood, 111 milos, 5 laps ; Clingan, 60 milos, 3 laps.

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TEN MILE CYCLIST CHAMPIONSHIP OF N. Z. BEAN AGAIN SUCCESSFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

TEN MILE CYCLIST CHAM PIONSHIP OF N.Z. BEAK AGAIN SUCCESSFUL, (FROM OUB NEW ZEALAND CORRESPONDENT. Sis competitors faced tho starter m this event, which was run at tho Christchurch Sports, reported elsewhere ; they wero W. D. Bean, N. Hall, J. W. l'aintree, T. God frey, A. C. Wilmott (all of Canterbury), and J. Howlinson, of Dunedin. AVilmott was first away, but the second quarter he gave way to Hall, and the race was made a waiting one, all going steady till tho seventh Ian. In the fifth Ian Pain ter lost a crank and had to mount another bicycle, but he was soon up to his men. The tenth lap saw 'Wilmott take second place, Painter close up. Bean sprinted soon after and ran up second. Howlinson retired at the fifteenth lap, and the seven teenth lap was finished, Hall, Painter, Bean and Wilmott, but a few seconds later Wilmott slipped his pedals and then lost a lot of ground, and he shortly after gave up, loaving the issue between Hall, Painter, and Bean,, who kept in that order till ...

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THE GUN. N. S. W. GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

THE GUN. XT.S.W. GUN CLUB. A oontest for tho Spring Cup for first and second j olass shooters, to be won twice, was to 'be shot ou ! Sat*rday. For the first-class there vrnn no quorum, j and ?iilj tho second-closs was proceeded with. It I was won by Mr. Broutou killing nine birds clorerly 1 tho fraiHO boing vory good. Messrs. Churchwood (3 birds) and Harconrt (7 birds) followed. A mise out swoop followed, which was won by Broutou, Churchwood.aiul Faithful, all dividing at six birds cacli. Messrs. Modini, Hill, Faithful, and Hamilton, tke four first-cla6s men, shot off a sweepstake aiuonj; themselves, which was won by Hill. A ftecond sweepstake was won by Mr. Brouton, suid a third by Messrs. Thompson and Faithful dividing. j Tho following are the scores of tho chief shots srniNG cur. For Second-class Shooters. Brouton (Powell), 21yds ? 111111 A. Horcourt, 21yds. ? 111100a Churchwood, 21yds. ? 111010a Cedar, 26yds. ? ? 111010^

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ABERCORN. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

ABERCORN. The Hon. James 'White has made no secret of the fact that ho would give his old favourite, Chester, every opportunity of equally distinguishing himself at the stud as he did whon on the turf, and in order to bring such a desived result about he has ever been lavish in his expenditure f,o r-r-v»nrrt fhn ht?sfc strains of blood on the dam's side. Chester, by Yattendon, and Yattendonby Sir HerculeB, is good enough for anything ; and the mating of Cinna mon with such a Btallion must needs bring about something above the ordinary. Con sequently a colt possessed of such size, strength, bone, muscle, reach, and deter mination, together with such evenness of action as Abercorn can boast of, must un doubtedly hold big even against out: , crack As a performer ho has been perhaps thG most consistent wo havo seen in modern days on the Australian turf, and up to tho present timo has only once suffered defeat, and that occasion was when ho conceded 101b. to Mr. T. Sampson's gallant colt...

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SAILING AND ROWING. SAILING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

SAILING AND ROWING. | sailing' notes. (By 'Backstay.') 1 have heard that it is the intention of the Melbourne yachtsmen to send up their boats to compete here next year for the Intercolonial Cup. They will most likely 1 be tlie Janet, Tarriwlia, and Secret. The latter ouce belonged to this port, being 1 owned by Mr. Nekton, since which, during a cruise, she was stranded near Wilson's I Promontory and handed over to the in- I surance company, who got her off and re paired lier. Now I understand she is to be lengthened, which ought to improve her speed very much. Besides these, I heard that a gentleman in Auckland is going to have a boat built on purpose to compete in the next match here for the Cup. If nil these prove correct, we will have some splendid racing next season. The Prince Alfred Yacht Club close their season with a complimentary lun cheon to their commodore (Dr. Milford) at Cremorne next Saturday. The committee of the Balmain Sailing Club have decided to bring off the rac...

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THE RED GAUNTLET. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

THE BSD GAUNTLET. TMb yacht has again made hor appearance in these waters. Sho is on her way to Port Darwin, to join her owner, Mr. Miller. Sho was liero about two years aj*o, and took part in tho aquatic fete held on February 21, 1885. Sho is fore-and-aft schooner rigped and 170 tons Thames measurement, and is under tho command of G. J.Murdoch, lato of tho Pacific , Stoamship Company, and was last hero in tho Potosi. Ho is a good yachtsman, and Mr, Miller has prot tho right man to take charge of his yacht. With him are Mr. Dennis, cliiof oificer ; Mr. Joseph, second officer, anil four seamen, cook and steward. Tho Rod Gaunt lot loft Port Philip Heads on Tuesday after noon at 2 p.m., with a moderate breeze from south-west. Off Port Western somo hard squalls, with rain, wero oxpericnccd from the same quarter, Wilson's Promotonory being post at 3 a.m. on Wednosday morning. It boing a very dark and dirty night, Gabo Island was given a good berth, Montague Island being passed at 1 p.m. ...

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NEWCASTLE FIFTH GRAND HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

NEWCASTLE PIPTH GRAND HANDICAP. The abovo, promoted by tlio local cricket club, was conmo»:eil on Thursday last. First Heat.— A. Bassott, lSvdH., 1; C. Thomas, 15yds, 2. Shepherd, lflydB,, also ran. Won by six inche*. Linden, of Queensland, did not start. I Socond Heat.— II. Giles, 17yd*., 1 ; W. Cnllnjrhan, 12yds., 2. Gtinn, 16yds., did not not start. Bare faced runniii'* in this heat. Cullnylnm for trotting w.is disqualified for threo months. Third Ileat.— G. Gardner, Kiiyds., 1; P. Monatr ban, lOJyds.. 2. W. K. Solly, lOiyds., also ran. 1 Good race. Solly and Monntrhan were put back a yard each. Won by a yard. Time, l'J l-5sec. Fourth Heat.— K. Walker (a), 14yds. ,1 ; J. Howan, 12iyd.4., 2; J. Williams, 13yds., also ran. Close rac«, Walker only winning by two f«:et. Time, 12 2-5seo, Fifth Heat.— W.~A. Went, 17yds., 1 ; S. O. Miller, 17yds. 2. Nicoll, 15yds., aud Hopkins, 15yds., abo ran. Grand race, Went only winning by n foot. Time, 12 l-5sec. Sixth Heat.— C. E. Warn, 12yds., 1 ...

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NEWINGTON COLLEGE SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

XEin.\«T0.\ -t'OLLKflE SPORTS. i The annual sports in connection with tho abovo Collego eventuated on Saturday last on tho Ashfield Roereation Reserve, in tho pre sence of fully G000 onlookers, tho majority of whom wore ladies. Tho grandstand and lawn wero literally crowdod and somewhat uncom fortable. Tho sports upon tho whole wero excellent, and tho managing committeo must bo compli mented upon their snccess and arduous task. Tho principal events on tho programme were tho Three-miles Bicyolo Handicap, won by M'Donald ; the 150 yards Visitors' Flat Raco, won by Robberts ; and tho Collcgo Cup, which ? was carried off by O'Noill. Tho wet weather had not done tho slightest damage to tlio ruri-i ning track or tho turf, so that tho tiinos were .: vory good indoed. Tho programme, which con^ainod no loss than 2S ovent3, was started vory early, at 12.30, vitli tho small boys' racos, of which tho. following aro the rosults Flat Race, 100yds. handicap. Boys under 12. — A. Sullings, 4yds., 1 ...

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THE CARRINGTON NEW RULE [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

TEE CAH2&X&GTGCT NEW RULE At the .last Carrington Electric Light Handicap, Moxley, the ultimate winner, laid a protest against Harry -Miller for not stating in his entry thet- he had beaten Tom Gagen up Queensland way in a match. Miller did not deny that he had, beaten G^gen, and the handicapper stated that, had he known this hn -would nntvlm.vp 1 allotted the Cunnainulla man such a start. While the committee were investigating ' the protest, the public became very im patient, and as the objection liad: only been laid a few minutes before the time for tho running for tbe final, the officials could not give the affair proper consideration. The matter was dismissed by the committee stating that they had a fortnight before passed a rule to the effect that any objec tion to a competitor must be lodged within twelve hours of the running of , the last heat in the first round of the handicap otherwise it will not be entertained. The committee have no doubt acted with a view...

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WHOLESALE DISQUALIFICATIONS AT DENILIQUIN. Hope, Bushell, and Kennedy Found Out and Punished. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

WHOLESALE DISQTTALIPICA- ? TXONS AT DENILIQUIN. Hope, Eusliell, and Kennedy Pound Out and Punished. A meeting of the committee of the Deniliquin Athletic Society was held at the Royal Hotel on Tuesday evening last, the president (Mr. A. Jameson) being in tho chair, and about 15 of the principal members were present. The meeting was held to consider protests against W. Hall and F. Smith, the first and second in the , Sheffield Haiulica]), J. Moore, the fifth in the sumo event, W. M. Jordan, who won the Easter Gift, and Johnstone, who was ; an unplaced competitor in tho Sheffield Handicap. Long and warm discussions ; took place on the respective cases. A large amount of evidence had been collected by telegrams and letters by the committee, which went to show that Hall was identi fied with a runner named Hope, P. Smith with A. Kennedy, and Johnston with Bushell. In the two former cases a statu tory declaration was put in by a man named Maurice John Riley, a twenty year3 ?resident of Je...

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CYCLING GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

CYCLING GOSSIP. (Bt SiLvnit SroKEa.) Tho readers of those notes will he oxtromely sorry to hear that Mr. Harry Evans, tho pojnilar cantain of tho Suburban B.C., is seriously ill and confined to his room, but by means of letters and messages ho manages to keop the excitement up in re tlie Suburban's May meeting, which promises to bo a monstor aflair. I sincerely trust that Mr. Evans may bo woll enoutrll to rmrtinmnff* ;« flin f.,T, 4-l,« May meeting. During tbo month of May tho cyclists of Now South Wales will havo plenty of race meotings and scoros of trophies to bo com peted for. Tho Suburban lead off on May li then Mr. Bale, of Victoria, will hold a car nival on tho following Saturday, whilo tlio Suburbans have engaged tho pround for tho 28th, and soon after that again I hoar Messrs. Fred Wood^ and James intend organising a fourth mooting. Thero doos not soom to bo a very extraordinary amount of training going on, but may bo X do not seo it or hoar any nows of tlio phenomenal tria...

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BOTANY QUARTER - MILE AND HURDLE RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

BOTiiJffY QUARTER-MILE AND HURDLE RACE. Tho Hurdle Race will bo ruu next Saturday afternoou, and tho 4!0yds. will bo ruu tho following ?Monday evening, 3Iay 2. The men will bo drawn on tho track each day, fifteen minutes boforo tho first beats will be started. Sir Joseph Bank's Hurdle Race, of 55 sovs. 2yds.— Jnines W. Byrnes. 7yds.— C. Samuels (a), M. J. Lcarhinan. 7Jyds. — J.Logan. ' 8yds.— A. Morgan (a). 10yds.— G. Smith (Moss -Vale), W. R. Solly, F. Powell. . 11yds.— H. Miller. 12yds.— J. Brougliton (a), T. J. Griffiths, W. C. Allen, W. Wilson, P. Bowman (a), L. Hope, 13yds.— W.Keunedy. ; I4yds.—D. Blyth, P. J. Byrne (disqualified). 15yds.— sT. W, Cant, . G . Stcttler, W. Staples. 16yds.r-W. Greenwood. 18yds.— C. A.' Dunn, G. Harveyi M, Christie, JY Dooley. ' ' 20yds.— J. W. Scott, C. M'Lcod. .. Sia JosErir Banks. 440 Yauds Handicap. ; 5yds.— T. M. Malono, C, Samuels (a), : 7yds.— G. Couibo (a). 13yds.— W. G. George, A. Trinder. IGyds.— L. A. Cassimer. 17yds.— Joo Price. 18yds.—...

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SECOND GRAND CARRINGNON HANDICAP OF 250 SOVS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

SECOND GRAlsD CARRINCrNON HANDICAP OF 250 SOVS. To bo run May 7, 9, aud 14, 18S7. Tho following are the handicaps, doclareil on Monday : — 29$yds.— C. Samuels (a), Queensland. 32iyds.— L. A. Cassimer, Mtidgeo. ? 33vds.— P. J. Malouey, Victoria. 3SJyds.— J. M'Garrigal, Sydney, iityds.— J. Heagnoy, Victoria T. .Liddle,' New castle. , 3tjyds.— H. Miller, Cunnamulla ; JoeW. Price, Sydney ; W. Clements (a), Narrandera ; C. E. Arm strong Cootainuudra J. M. Malone, Tcmpe. 85yds.— G.- Combo- (a}, Queensland ; J. West wood, Victoria? W. H.' Williams,. Petersham; T. J. Griffiths, Richmond; A. Farrell, Sydnoy ; M. V. Morrlssey, Sydney; L. E. Myors, America; J. Milliyau (a), CooIangatta ; M. J. Monnock, New Zealand; M. J. Solomon, Sydney; R. Stevous, Narrandera; Jas. W. Byrnes, Petersham ; . T. Gagen, Purramntta ; Oscar Gawcn, Adelaide j Joo W. Byrne,-; Wagga; A. Lilburno, .Ballarat; F. Kingsmill, Brisbane. 355yds.— E. Lazarus, Syduoy j E. , Sutton, New castle.- ? 1 ? 3Gyols.—R. Bailoy, Newcast...

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VICTORIAN CYCLIST UNION. FIRST ANNUAL RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

YICT01MAN CYCLIST UNION. FlUST ANNUAL RACK MKKTIXG. v (by WI RB .—PROM [OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Tlio Victorian (jyclist Union's first annual sports mooting was continued on, tlio Ware housemen's Cnokot Ground to-day. / ' ! Thoro was a very poor attendance. ' ' * Tho oommittoo havo takon prompt action for suppressing the bookmakers attending bioyolo raoos, thoir prosonoo being prohibited; at tho ground to-day. . ^ ONE-MlIiE V.C.U. CHAMPION TRIOYOLE RACE. ; ; W. P. Harriott . .i. :\.» ? .... .... 1 ? W. Shelley ... ; 2 ^ ; . Only thoso two startod. Won by Harrison by 50yds. Timo, 3min. 10 «3-5soe. ' ' ? «? ONE-JIILE OPEN HANDICAP BICYCLE ' RACE. * vinal heat. ? R. K. Jackson, 150yds. ... ... ? 1 P. T. Hollick, 95yds. ... ... ... 2 . J. J. Joyce, 220yd*. ... ... ... -8 ' ' Six-started' for tho final lioat, whioh was scarooiy su intorosting as tho two provious orios, Jackson aftor a tough .strujrglo coming in a:oonplo of yards boforo, Holliok. ;.; Joyce startod as fti tlio provious dvon...

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A Wheelman Without Legs. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

r A Wheelman Without Xiegg. ? Jamos M'lntosh, ajjod 32, an old salt who lost his logs tkrough frost-bite, woighod in at onr office ypsterday. 'For 110 loss than 17 days poor Jira was without food or wator,' when cast away in an open boat with four of his! mates. Tho hands formed part of tho croiv of tho ivlialor Chioftain, hailing from tho port of Dundeo. . It may bo montionod that M'lntosh alono survived to tell the talo of the suttormfjs enauroa ny tlio ui-tatea. crow. Woll, his 'present jonrnoy to London ' from' Duhdoo was 'on board' a. tricycle. Ho ac complished 'tho i-nn' in 22 days, a wondor fuli porformiinco for a man minus his logs: Oil; Tuesday noxt lio wheels away bonild for Dundoo again. [This is taken from tlio ' '.Sportuig.Iiifo,' and it is hard to see how such a journal conld be dupod so badly. — Ed. Silver. Spokes.] V lowering1 a Record. H. Ii. Stokos, of tho Molbonrno Bicyclo Club, on Saturday, at tho club's sports, suo ceoiTed in lowering tlio bast Australian record...

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THE SECOND RUN OF THE SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

THE SECOND S.VN OP THE I REASON.- Tho cyclists, having a littlo matter of intorestupon tlio programmo of tlio Nowing ton CoIIogo Sports, to wit a three miles handi cap, organised a somi-goneral run to tho Ashfiold Ground. Tho roads were vory had, worse than tlio provious ? Saturday, and to add to theso discomforts tho wind on tho out ward journey was blowiii'.' too froslilv ria-ht in tho riders' teeth. All 'thoso impediments, together with tlio overhanging ruin clouds, had tho effect of scaring tho minority of those who lmd limdo up thoir minds to whool out to Ashfiold, and, as a consoqueiico, only about -10 riders travelled tho roiul. Tho following clubs woro woll represented, viz. : — Sydnoy, Suburbans, Burwood, Balmain, and Nowing toh Collego. The weather has boon most dishoartcniug to tho cyclists for thoir first two outings.

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FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 28 April 1887

POK SHE BENEFIT OP THE SPORT. Tho cyclists of tlio mother country have tho- crcdit of being tho first to attempt to bring to a permanently successful issue tests of speed of the best amateur and professional athletes. In the past the pro fessional rider lias considered the amatour cyclist as a thing of trophies and inability, while the amateur has always lield in abhorrence the professional as a corrupt person that rode for dishonour and money, aud there was about as little good feeling between them as there is now between a Frenchman and a German. Of recent years the best and most ' uensible of tho ? amateur cyclists in England havo become tired of trophy winning and liavo passed over to professionalism, where tlieir vic tories are rewarded by sterling coin of tho roalm. By degress the amateur riders have become to recognise that it is just as possible to run dishonestly for a trophy as for money, and that even sterling gold coin is not to be despised by such a divinely constituted...

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