TEN THOUSAND VOTES CAST. INTEREST KEENER EVERY DAY.
There was a steady flow of voting papers yeaterday for the football championship, and the total cast is now over 10,000
Busbridge went still further abead, and the enthusiasm for the Essendon Champion was shown by the comments made by some of his supporters. Picking these haphazard we find such remarks as, "It's a moral for big Buzzy," "Fairest and Best," "A dead cert.," "Ever always the first." With Bus- bridge were mostly associated M'Kenzie and Madden, of the association.
A favourite combination was Ricketts and Woods, South Melbourne supporters voting for their captain and their ex-defen- der. One coupon gave Ricketts, "Every time," and Woods, "On top at the end,
Johnson and Ricketts are having a great struggle for second place, only three sepa- rating them. H. Cordner, the University captain, again polled well, but the biggest run after the first four was made by J. Pearce, the Melbourne full-back, who got 109 votes, and moves up above Kelly. It was a quiet day for Lee (Collingwood) and most of the others, though Barwick found
There is a pathetic touch about one note accompanying a coupon in favour of Baquie The writer says:- "Why doesn't somebody vote for John Baquie (Carlton) and Topping (Carlton)? They are the two best little
players in the league?"
M'Kenzie is a long way ahead among the association clubs' players. He got more votes than anyone yesterday 424 to Bus- bridge's 359. Woods association with Ricketts helped him and he gained consider- ably on Madden, who is still in second place.
The latest returns give the following re-
Busbridge(Essendon) 1,441 Ricketts(S. Melbourne) 1,192 Johnson(Carlton) 1,180 H.Cordner(University) 1,010 Young(Geelong) 701 Lee (Collingwood) 630 Pearce (Melbourne) 430 Kelly(Carlton) 411 Belcher (Essendon) 321 Baxter(Collingwood) 308 Kerr (S.Melbourne) 267 Millis (Fitzroy) 288 Strong(Melbourne) 258 Barwick(St.Kilda 245 M'Hale (Collingwood) 225
Coutle (Melbourne) 156 D. Smith(Essendon) 140 Lang(Carlton) 120 Franks(S. Melbourne) 122 For other players 372
M'Kenale (Brunswick) 1,184 Madden(Essendon) 840 Woods(Prahran) 823 Sevior(Footseray) 588 Kennedy(Brighton) 204 W. outen(Wmstown) 200 Anderson(Pt,Melb.) 162 Chase (Brunswick) 151 Hardy(N.Melbourne) 108 Hoare(Essendon) 91 Cotton(Footscray) 84 Sloss(Brighton) 83
If you want to express an opinion as to who is the champion player in league or association football this season cut out this coupon fill it in, and forward to
"The Argus" Office
Collins-Street. Everybody may vote.
CHAMPION OF THE SEASON.
Picker's Nnme. 01ul> .
Player's ¿«anio.,, Club .
The plebiscite will remain open until Saturday evening, 25th inst., and the final results will published in "The Argus" on Monday, 27th.