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BETWEEN BRINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
BETWEEN ' BRINKS. ' I liavo seen men, whose calm, unruffled i passage down the pathway of life, fills mo I ?with feelings of envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitaMcness, mJn whom nothing c ould excite to suddenness or prompitiule, cool men, who, if a pistol bullet came i. i.. +i,„ ? ,1 t ? 1...1 . I meerschaum to shivers, would remark, casually, ' Just beginning to colour, too.' 'Wlio would fall down a cellar and observe when they hit the bottom, 'Hum, they ought to shut that door,' or borrow a sovereign beforo imparting the information that they were leaving the colony perhaps never to return; but I think the coolest man 1 ever . met is tho commercial reporter of a daily paper here. This man's soul does not soar above the price of mnizo, or the rise and fall in tallow candlcs. He can tell the ' market value of wallaby skitia and wattle bark, but he does not know whether Surat ia in Asia Minor or Afghanistan. Without referring to his list, ho can instantly quote tho price of butte...
THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE JUBILEE YACHT RACE [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE JUB9L.EE YACHT RACE* Tho Prince of Wales presided over the I general meeting of the Royal Thames i Yacht Club, on March 11. Col. Buller | said the Jubilee race was an entirely extra : feature. The spirit of the preparations for the goneral Jubilee celebration was that there should be no exclusions and no restrictions. Tho race would, therefore, bo onen to tho world wif.lmnf. of rig or nationality. It would bring together rigs of all nations. It would, improve the build of yachts in that very wholesome direction — seaworthiness, corn fort, and economy, and it would tend to develop the important qualities of seaman ship and cool endurance in the sailors; and, lastly, it would redound to the credit of the Royal Thames Yacht Club. The Prince of Wales said: -fI must thank you very much for your re-election of me as commodore. I take a deep in terest in this club, and no one wishes its welfare more cordially than I do. Lord Alfred Paget will tell you that the i...
NAVAL AND MILITARY. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
NATAL AND MILITARY. There is littlo news to bo gathered in Naval and Military circles, as no parades, A*c., of uuy impor tance have been held sinco tho troops retiu'iied from cauin. On May 21 instant the usual review will be hcldiu celebration pf tho Queen's birthday. . The review will tako place in Mooro Park, ami all tho neccssary instructions incidental to the parade tiro actively, though silently in courso of preparation. As this year is also tho time for tho colebration of tho Queen's Jubilee, no doubt extra military manoeuvres 'will bo induhred iu. The sergeants of tho 1st Rcgimont anyway intend doing Her Majesty honour, insomuch that thoy purpose noimng tncir regimental uau, on uuctn a birthuight, in Professor West's rooms. Tho ser geants of tho regiment arc confident of success, as c-xfcra inducements havo 'been offered for tho com fort of thoir patrons, aud a very elaborate board of refreshments is also promised. We wish them success, and cannot but express surpriso that ot...
THE NON - OVERCOAT CRAS [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
THE NON-OVEKCOAT C1SA2 As cold weather settles itself 1 winter quarters, the man who never owjm over coat comes into prominence. Hs gener ally a liian a little advanced iijears, of whom vou might expect better iigs. His dross doesn't indicate that lie institute of an overcoat because he cannott'ord the expense. Far from it. He is 10 likely to bo a person well-to-do in the -Id than otherwise. With him it is an c ntrieity move than anything else. Ho ss to at tract attention by this peculiar and ho never misses an opportunity to g about it. Ho is constantly on the ale 3r some one to ask, 'Don't you find it comfor table without au overcoat?' so b he can reply, proudly : ' Sir, I never w an over coat', even in the coldest weatlv He promenades the streets len tho mercury .is, suffering from the ic, with a frozen smile on his features iginally. intended to show, to his way - linking, 'December's as pleasant as vy.' ft makes ono shiver to look at liii nd that seems to be what he is after. I...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
WISE AND OTHERWISE. If Louise Michel couldn't be sera; to prison and pardoned out two or breo times a year sho would feel as thoug sho was living in vain. Pay up— pay up ! Your hill is duoj Your creditors insist ; J Alas ! no Bliokols meet tho view, Aud what was dow — is mis't. Johnny, who was told to keep awa; from tho jam, ate so much that it mac - him sick. | ' Now,' says mamma, ' to punii 1 you for disobeying me, you shant have n: y jam for supper.' ' Man wants but littlo hero bolow ' This moaning of the sentonco Is a lament Of people sent To Hades, for ropontanco. Magistrate : ' You say yon ire a tourist ?' Prisoner: 'Yes, sir. I love nairo in all her radiant beauty.' Magistrate (hastily) : ' Never mind that ! How much money have yot about your clothcs ?' Prisoner : ' Four and sixpence.'! .Magistrate (severely; : ' men snail commit you as a tramp. We draw 10 line bet ween tourists and tramps at fi ; shil lings.' Old Mm. Bently — ' I see, John t it this now faith euro has been t...
WOMEN IN THE SCHOOL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
WOMEN IN THE SCHOOL BOARD. There is an increasing sentiment in favour of putting, womon in our school boards. Tlioy certainly 'Havo' as' great, if not greater interest ip... tlie education V of cliildren than the sterner sex, and with experience, they probably would serve tlie jpublic; interests involved with efficiency. . A report reaches us from a country neighbourhood that lias recently elected a female school board, and our correspondent sends us the following list of questions wliicli thoy have drawn ii]) to propound to any yonng man applying for tho position of teacher in the district school : — ?' 1. Have 3'ou any prejudice against boarding around? . II. Would you object to splitting kindling- wood' if you could do ifceven iners ? ? III. Would you bo willing to ex cuse tho big girls half a day ^Mondays to hoi p wash? . TV. Do you approve of .-Union undcr-crarmonts for children ? V. How many, cgcfs would you use in a batch of pumpkin pies? VI.. What is tho best month to bile !...
WITH SOCK AND BUSKIN. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
WITH SOCK AND BUSKIN. Mr. J. T. Young, one of the oldest and best of melodramatic actors, died in London on March 19. * * ? A new comedy called Partners, by Mr. Buclian, is to be produced in the course of mo season ac a w est iiinu inc. it l'e. * » # Mr. Augustus Harris has chosen the most unfamiliar story of Blue Beard and Fatima; or, The Fatal Eos lilts of Female Curiosity, as the subject of his next Drury Lane pantomime. » » * Mr 3. Langtry has been changing her managers, and her business is said to have considerably increased. It is reported that sho will remain in America two years, and then make her long-talked of Austra lian tour before returning professionally to England. * « * | Tho Dan Barry Company had a pheno menally successful season in Kallarat for a ? fortnight. On Easter Monday, their open ing niglit, they played to the largest audience that has assembled in the Aca demy of Music for years, money being re fused iu all j'arts of the house. Tho local papers are lavish ...
JAMES W. BYRES WILL BEAT THE RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
JAMES W. BYRNES WILL BEAT THE RECORDS. Our champion hurdlo racer and jumper can be backed toboat tho 120 yards hurdlo record over ton jumps, aud the standing hi'h jump. At tlie settling at Botany on Mondav night, Mr. Frank Smith stated ho would back Byrnes to beat the both records ior a biuji ui aiuw Also Byrnes will bo-backed for £o00 aside to raco anybody in the 'trorld- over: ton jumps. 120 yards, or against, anyone in a standing. high jump. ; ? ?? Hero is a chance for thoso who nro con stantly decrying the ability of the Aus tralians, for By rnc3 ia in every sense ot tlio word born and reared a colonial.
AN IDEA. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
AN IDEA. As a means of punishing unprincipled runner3, it is stated that tlie Newcastle committee have informed their handicapper that certain runners did not try, and hs is to put them back considerably in the starts in the next handicap. By the time of the next handicap most people will have forgotten who did try to win and who did not, and the allotment ot starts will oe ono which will bo anything bnt satisfac tory to tho public. It will also bo unfair to the handicapper, and spoil what might have been a fair and good handicap. Would it not be bettor, I was thinking, to let the official put out liis best produc tion, and for certain penalties then to bo reduced from the starts. For instance, the committee could declare that a certain runner, who iu their opinion did not try, should havo for threo or six months three or less or more yards subtracted from the handicap givon him by the official handi capper. If John Jones wns punished with 3yds., and his start was 19yds., he would s...
HOW AN OVER CUNNING SPRINTER BECAME A VICTIM. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
HOW AW OVER CUNNING SPRINTER BECAME A VICTIM. (Fp.oji A Newcastle Correspondent.) During the running of tlie recent Shef field handicap at Newcastle, E. Lazarus was disqualified for six months. An effort was made by several influential men to havo tho penalty remitted, but when the committee became aware of the true facts of the case thoy refused to re-open the matter. Thero wero only two runners in tlie heat —Church and Lazarus. When only two men are in a raco it is easy for them to come to mutual understanding. According to tlio statement of Church Lazarus told him that he was in fine form and would win, and as a friend he advised Church not to back himself. He added, 'you may be able to do u, good turn for me some day, and if you want a pound or two you can back me.' Before going out of the room Church states that the cunning Lazarus came smiling up to him with tho informa tion, 'You will have to win, for I am determined to lose should I fall down on the track.' This was givon as...
ATHLETICS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
ATHLETICS. (By 'Nimblefoot.') On Saturday, at the Sir Joseph Banks' Grounds, the hurdles wero nicely inter laced with long green leaves. The effect was pretty and striking, and being re freshing and relieving to the eye, were of service to the racera in their jumping. ' Pondragon,' of the London Referee, says : — Hutchens' statement that when he beat Malono in a series of races, said to be for sums varying from -£-00, there was no money up, seeins to me to fire one end of a train that may run the whole length of his great racos for groat stakos in the Antipodes.' Morgan, the aboricinal, was brought over from Melbourne as a good thing for the Sir Joseph Banks' Hurdle Kace on Saturday. He was on tho 8yds., and Chirlie Samuels, on 7yds., easily put him down in ISsec. I believe his backer was immediately afterwards lieaid to remark — 'The best Victorian hurdle racers are only third-class over here.' There is an old saw that 'the first shall be last, and tho last first.' At Botany, howev...
FAIR STARTING. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE REFEREE.] [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
TAIK STARTING. Pro THE EDITOR OF THE KEPEKEE.1 Sir,— In viow of tho groat amatour athlotic mooting- which is to take placo on Saturday noxt, at Aslifiold, I would liko to call tho .attention of tho starter to byo-law 13, which roads thus : — ' Any competitor going ovor his mark boforo the report ot tho pistol, to bo put hack ono yard., onrepotition of tho oft'enco to bo imi ruel; another and on further reposition to ho disqualified.' In tho past mjst starters havo totally ignored this im portant bye-law, and I trust that whoever tho ofticial may bo on Saturday, ho will show a littlo more determination than his predeces sors, and havo this bye-law strictly enforced. I am certain that ho would, in tho ond, gain tho rospect of all the competitors, who aro not so much to blaino for thoir wretched starting as the official wo havo had to contend with in tlio past. Thanking you in anticipa tion. — I am, &c. ONE WHO STANDS ON HIS MASK.
KUTCKE S LAST WORDS. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE REFEREE). [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
HTJTCKE'.S' SiB-ST WOIM53. (TO THE EDITOR Ol' THE UEFEREE). Sir, —Undor tho above heading iu your last iiSno io given tlio rosulto of a chat with Harry Hutohens, tho pedestrian, and X am certain a moro baroffttjod and untruthful statemont was novor t'iveii to a nowepapor for tho purposo ot reproducing. Hutchons is reported to havo said ' My first two matohea with Samuols was 'for the gato.' That this statement is a deliborato untruth I can bring tko tollowing ovidouco to prove :— My banking account, Mr. Franlc 'Wilkinson, who was stakeholder, and who handed them ovor to Mr. Pattison, secre tary of tho Carrington Ground (as por rule of tho grounds), and from whom I, as -Savnuoln' backer, rocoivod them; and to Mr. W. Robin son, Samuols' trainor, who tlrow from mo his eharo of tho stako-monoy that wo won. To tho correctness of .tho abovo I am proparod, if necoa.sarj', to mako a statutory declaration. That nu untruthful man roquircs a pood memory is fully oxoinplificd in tho vory norct ...
AQUATICS. PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
. AQUATICS. PEJNCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB. | * TBy 'Backstat.,,1 Tlio closing of this club took place on Saturday afternoon at Cromorno, wlion tho mombors gavo their popular Comiuodoro (Dr. Milford), a luncheon. Tho day was a much finer ono than tho Unvfila lirul nn thn nrnvirms Sn.f,nrdav. TllO P.A.Y. Club has also had a very busy soason, having sailod four raccs, ono of which was to Wollongong and hack, a raco which will bo long romomberod by thoso who took part in it. Tho third-class race was started on Novoinber 13, but had to bo postponed iu con soquonce of there being no wind on tho 27th of tho same month, and was won by tho Assegai. Tho noxt was a now raco introduced by this club for cruisers, which took place on Novomber 20, resulting in a win for tho Carina. Tho next was tho socond-class raco to Broken Bay and back, startod on tho morn iug of December 4. Dr Milford in his yacht Sao succeeded in carrying off this prize, tlio only other boat going tho course being tho Guinovero. L...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
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OUR INTERCOLONIAL EIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 5 May 1887
OUR IWTERCOLOWSAiL E3GHIT. (By 'Cornstalk.'') I : Thau.™ to thoNew South Wales Rowing Ansocia tion, 1 had an opportunity of witnessing tho pruetieo of tlio Light-onr crew on the Rivor on baturday. Tho S.S. Agenoria left tho Sydnev Rowing Club shed at 3 o'clock with about thirty goutlcmou on board (members of the crew in. eluded), l'his is not very encouraging to tho Association, and it is hoped that on Saturday aud uuuuuyh uiu luemuera oi our rowing clubs will tako advantage of tho action of tho Association aud run up and look at the E^ght, for it is a very poor compliment to tho men who ore representing us, that a steamer cApablo of holding ono hundred comfortably steams up tho river with about a dozen ou board. Yet men aro found iu tho city who will stop you ou every occasion aud : question you regarding tho practico, and, strango to say, thoy who appear to tako such an intorost i in tho coming contest aro novor to bo found on tho steamor. Tho steamor arrived at tho branch of tho ...