South Melbourne fear that, after all, Cameron will be unable to play on Saturday. Tonsilitis is the cause. Scobie, too, is a doubtful starter, on account of an injury to his leg in the Fitzroy match. Gough filled Caldwell's place on the wing well against Fitzroy, but his absence from the forward lines, weakened the attack. There has been a rumour during the week that the commit- tee had sent for, two of their old players, Anderson, of Hamilton, and Wade, of Bairnsdale, to help them, but Mr. Howson tells me that there is no foundation for it. The team is anxious to show that it is worthy of premiership by beating Carlton
Carlton, with two chances, find them- selves still doubtful as to Bruce and Wells. They fear that neither has recovered fully from his injuries, and so may not risk them to-morrow. They hope to win without them. Gillespie and Lang have recovered,
and will be in the team.
Collingwood were confident of success against Essendon, and their coolness and re- source made them invincible. One incident not known outside the fence occurred dur- ing the game, which is illustrative of these two attributes. Early in the game-long before the Collingwood triumph was as- sured-an Essendon man came into colli- sion with a Collingwood follower, and the Essendon man came off second-best-as was often the case during the day-seeing he was beaten, the Essendon man showed fight, and invited his opponent to "put up his hands." Coolness and resource helped the Collingwood man in his difficulty, and with the soft answer that turneth away wrath, he replied, "Not for me, old chap; this is your last match; we've got a couple more to play." The confidence with which the Collingwood man spoke, and his cool, com- mon-sense, prevented a scene, and the in-
Richmond caused a mild sensation last Saturday, and as the players, with bags in hand, arrived at the Melbourne ground just before the semi-final began, a wag said, "Hello. Richmond, you've made a mistake; you did not get into the four." The players laughed, but they were not there by mistake. They had been in the train all ready to visit Hastings, when a telegram arrived to say the ground was under water, and therefore there could be no match. Mr. A. A. Manzie (the hon. secretary) there- upon recalled the team, and took them to the Melbourne ground.