September 10.-Canning Park T.C. September 24.-Canning Park T.C.
September 13, 14, 15.-AVest Kimberley. September 16.-Northam R.C. September 17.-Brookton R.C. October 1.-Helena Yale T.C.
October 8.-Canning Park T.C.
October 12.-Fremantle J.C. Spring Meeting.
October l8.-Star of the East R.C. October 21.-Newcastle R.C.
October 21.-Western Australian T.C. October 25, 27, 28.-Gascoyne R.C.
October 22,27,29.-Murchison Goldfields
October 29.-Helena Vale T.C.
September 13, 15, 17.-A.J.C. Spring Meeting.
September IS.-Port Adelaide.
|^\ September 25,-Adelaide Hunt Club. .\
NOTES AND CHAT.
VW. Powell had the mount on Cocos in the A.J.C. Derby on Saturday, finishing third.
Favourites were extraordinarily unlucky at Randwick on Saturday- Not one of the backers' elect in tho six races on the card was equal to winning.
One local sportsman had a small win over Picture's success in the Sydney Derby. In Saturday's issue I voted for Cocos or Picture to win the A.J.C. Blue Riband, placing Lee Metford third, and the trio filled the places.
Mr. Humphrey Oxenham, the leviathan metallician of the colonies, landed the principal evsnts of the first day of tho AJ.C. Spring meeting, the Derby and Epsom Handicap, through the agency of the Russley filly Picture, and Alemene (sister to The Grafter, Gaulus, and Gau leon) respectively. The popular book- maker would throw in for a good win, as he never lays against his own horses. Picture ran in the nomination of her trainor, Mark Thompson.
Since tho declaration of tho weights for the A.J.C. Spring meeting, when Mr. J. J. Daly allotted Alemene the minimum weight of 6st. 71b. for the Epsom Handi- cap, Mr. Oxenham has consistently sup- ported the Gozo mare, and the coup be effected should be a very profitable one. He backed Syerla to win him a big stake for the Doncaster Handicap, and with the knowledge that Alemene was in the pink of condition, and had only the feather- weight 6st.' 71b. to carry, Mr. Oxenham was not likely to hesitate in taking the odds available. Oban started favourite for the Epsom Handicap at 4 to 1, Alemene going out at 6 to 1.
'A telegram from the Melbourne cor- respondent of the WEST AUSTRALIAN states that, on Friday, the V.R.C. com- mittee dealt with the applications of two disqualified jockeys-M. Cowell and W. Wilcox-for permission to ride work on the training tracks. Wilcox's "application was granted but Cowell's was refused.
Elsewhero particulars of a turf nomen- clature competition, the eighth of the kind conducted in theso columns, aro an-
Four-year-olds wore much in evidence in the Epsom Handicap on Saturday, filling tb« rjlacss in that event. Influenza, who ran second, is an aptly-named son of the recently-defunct Goldsbrough out of La Grippe, and Strathroy is by the successful
siro Lochiel out of Marveletto.
The trio who fought out the finish for the A.J.C. Derby may likely enough fight out their battlo again in the V.R.C. Derby, in which all three aro engaged. Picture's name, hitherto hardly mentioned in connection with the betting on tho V.R.C. Blue Riband, will now assuredly figure at a short price in tho quotations
Picture is engaged in the Caulfield Cup at 7st., and in tho Melbourno Cup at 7st. 3lb. She figures in each event in the nomination of Mark Thompson, Mr. Oxenham's trainer. Upon tho declaration of the weights for the two Cups I called attention to the fact that the most striking discrepancy in the handicaps was in the case of Picture and the South Australian owned Eiridspord colt Miraclum. Mr. G. Vowles weighted Picture to receive 151b. from Miraclum in the Caulfield Cup, while Mr. F. F. Dakin has handicapped her to concede 31b. to Miraclum in the Melbourne Cup.
The dam of the Sydney Derby winner Picture, Queen's Head, now an old mare, also threw Prince Imperial, who, by win- ning the Hawkesbury (N.S.W.) Grand Handicap for Mr. J. Mayo, in 1885, in 2min. 35isec, established the mile and a half record for the colonies, which stood as the best colonial time for the distance till Survivor (now in England) reduced it by half a second in winning the Metropolitan Stakes twelve months ago. Princo Imperial was, as is Picture, a chestnut.
To-morrow (Tuesday), the second day of the A.J.C. Spring Meeting, Picture, Lee Metford and Cocos may meet again in the New Stakes, over one mile and a quarter, at weight for ago. Nevada is also engaged in this event. Paul Pry is in the Squat- ters' Handicap, of one mile and a quarter, to bo run at Randwick to-morrow also.
War God, the Carbine colt who is much fancied for the Melbourne Cup, is en- gaged iu the Spring Maiden Stakes, of a mile and a half, to be run at Randwick to-morrow. Alemene, the Epsom winner, has no engagement at to-morrow's meet- ing, but Influenza and Strathroy are engaged in the six furlong Shorts, in which also.Tubal Cain II., who won the milo Kensington Handicap on Saturday, is entered, and Strathroy is in the mile and a quarter Squatters' Handicap.
Acmena is entered for the Ayrshire Handicap Plate, of 1,000 sovs., about one mile and lliree furlongs, to be run at the Western Ayr meeting on Thursday next.
The writer of a special article, " In and around Newmarket," in London Sporting Life thus refers to several Australian and New Zealand bred horses :-" It is curious to find Jarvis, Jewitt, and Ryan without a representative, and Waugh's old stagers, Tho Rush and Piety, are only supported by Survivor, a New Zealand importation with power ' and good action that had not . acclimatised,' as the new system of run- ning fat is termed, when he appeared in public earlier in the year. This same term 'acclimatising' has applied sufficiently long to Merman and Maluma to show that it does not take quite so long to acclimatise as would be the case if English horses went over to the heat of Australia, and from what I can see it will take Survivor, Auruni, and Uniform just about as long to acclimatise as it will to get the fat off them. Up to Saturday they had done little beyond cantering, but this morning Brayhead" led Merman, Aururu, and Uniform a steady gallop of a mile and a quarter. Both the latter are good looking, powerful horses, and better movers than Merman ever was. There is more than two months in which to get them fit, and that should bo ample now that the weather has removed all necessity for delay."
By her Epsom Handicap victory Alemene has incurred ponaltios for both the Caul- field and Melbourne Cups, lu the Caulfield Cup her weight is now 7st. 101b., inclusive of 141b. penalty; and as for the Melbourne Cup she incurred a 101b. penalty her weight
for that race is now 7st. 31b. Alemene can incur no further penalty for either of the
The well-known lightweight jockey, T. D'Earth, was kicked yesterday morning by Black Demon in the forehead, the injury being of a rather serious nature. D'Earth was attended by a city doctor during the day, and afterwards sent to Fremantle.
At 12 noon to-day Messrs. Clerk and Grimwood will offer at their Tattersalls Horse Bazaar yards, at the rear of the United Service Hotel, the following horses of Mr. C. N. Kidman's string : Blackwood, Snapshot, Fadlade6n, Brayleigh, and a two year-old brown gelding, a brother to Wes- tralian Peer. All these horses are in full training, and will be sold with their en- gagements, Blackwood, Snapshot, and Fad ladcen being entered for all the principal handicaps to be run at the Murchison Goldfields R.C. fifth annual meet- ing next month. At the same time, on other accounts, the geld- ing Scamp, by Tabard-Miss Duckett, and the chestnut Damocles, who has been in a winning vein on the goldfields' meet- ings recently, will also be offered.
Titheradge (Richmond - Camelia), a brother to the three-year-old Petal, owned by a Fremantlo sportsman, was one of the beaten field in the Welter Handicap, won by Corowa, at Williamstown (Vic.) on Saturday.
While Carbine's sons, Lee Metford and Amberite, could only run second in their respective races (Derby and Spring Stakes) at Randwick on Saturday, Marie Corelli, a three-year-old daughter of the expatriated champion, out of Vendetta, easily accounted for the Williamstown Purse, a five and a half furlong event, in which, carrying 7st., 71b., she beat eight others, in poor time,
Our Adelaide correspondent telegraphed last night that Picture, the winner of the A.J.C. Derby, was very heavily backed privately by Adelaide followers of Oxen ham's stable. Onslow, who arrived safely at Caulfield, is reported to be galloping very short and being, inclined to puU up lame, and is only being sent thres-quarter
TURF NOMENCLATURE COMPE
With the permission of the owner a two year-old bay colt by Russley-Sagacity, now in P. Bolger's hands, is submitted as the subject of a nomenclature competition -the eighth of the kind promoted in these columns-for which a guinea prize is offered. The conditions under which the competition will be conducted are as follow :-(1) a correspondent may make any number of suggestions ; (2) all sug- gestions to be enclosed in an envelope marked " Nomenclature Competition," and addressed to the Sporting Editor of the AVEST AUSTRALIAN ; (3) suggestions which, while euphonious and original, most successfully combine the ideas expressed by the names of the sire and dam of the colt, are those to which preference will be given ; (4) each correspon- dent's suggestion or suggestions will be docketed upon receipt endorsed with the exact time and date of arrival; (5) the sporting editor of this paper and the owner of the colt are to be joint judges in the selection of the name deemed most suitable for the colt; (6) the correspondent having suggested the name so selected to receive the prize of one guinea; (7) priority of suggestion will be recognised and taken into account in the awarding of tho prize ; (8) a brief explanation of the reason for the suggestiou of each name should be for- warded; (9) opening to-day the competi- tion will remain open for one week only, closing positively at 12 noon on Monday, September 19.
For the information of students of turf nomenclature, the pedigrees of the sire and dam of the colt are given in the following
B. C, FOALED OCTOBER 19, 1896.
Minerva | Julian Steppe Don-
THE TURF IN VICTORIA.
WILLIAMSTOWN R.C. MEETING.
MELBOURNE, September 11.
The Plate and Purse Meeting in connec nection with the AVilliamstown Racing Club held on Saturday afternoon was fairly well attended. Dull weather prevailed. Following are details of the results :
HANDICAP HURDLE RACE.
Of 50 sovs., s.cond7 sovs., and third 3
sovs. from the stake.
One mile and three quarters.
Mr. Mitchell's br g Yelta, by Rochester
-Leah, a., 9st. 91b. (Matthews) ... 1 Mr. Carslake's Bingara, 9st. 41b.
(Murray) .2 Mr. Clark's Reindeer, list. 71b. (J. E
Brewer .3 Other starters: The General, Leeway, Spot, Passion Fruit.
Betting : 6 to 1 agst Yelta.
AVon by three lengths, Roindeer two lengths oil third. Time, 3min. 2Ssec.
Of 50 sovs., second 7 sovs., and third 3 sovs.
Mr. Clifford's Corowa, lOst. 5lb. (San-
Mr. Pearson's Seasong, 8st. 13lb. (Pear-
Mr. Anwin's Cronstadt, 9st. 7lb. (J.
Anwin) .3 Other starters: Riverslea, I.Y.H.U., Titherage, Douster Swivel, Lady Rosmore.
Betting : 10 to 1 against Corowa.
AVon by half a length. Time, lmin. 19|sec.
A handicap or 50 sovs.; second 1 sov3.; and
third 3 sovs. from, stake.
Mr. W. J. Brewis' br gTremolo, pedigree
unknown, a., 13st. 91b. (Curtin) ... 1 Mr. Riggall's Budgeree, 9st. (Douglas) 2 Mr. Row's Mailbo.\t, 9st. Sid. (Duthie) 3
Other starters: Blackthorn, Colling- wood, Bullatella, Fireball, AVarrior, Flash- light.
Betting ? 6 to 1 against Tremolo.
AVon by a neck, a bad third. Time,
A handicap of 75 sovs., second 10 sovs.,
and third 5 sovs. from stake.
Five furlongs and a half.
Mr. L. Devlin's b g Konning, by Forest
King-Czarina, a., 7st. 71b. (Hearn) 1 Mr. S. Miller's Hera, 6st. lllb. (Flowers) 2 Mr. M. P. AVhitty's Orla, 7st. 3lb.
(Minter) .3 Other starters. Lientenant, Interlude, Portland, Hailstorm, Corowa, Hughie, Te- coma, Kulwyne.
Betting : 6 to 1 agst. Konning.
AVon by two lengths, Orla half a length away third. Time, lmin. 12Jsec.
Mr. R. G. Talbot's br f Marie Corelli, by
Carbine-Vendetta, 3 yrs., 7st. 71b.
(Hearn) .1 Mr. E. Krauss's b m Blue Vest, 5 yrs.,
Sst. 61b. (Henkel) . 2 Mr. L. Abraham's b m Donalda, 6 yrs.,
8st. 2lb. (Cripps) .3 Other starters : Slipper, Shannon, Neva , I.Y.H.U., Plain Kate, Mona.
Betting 5 to 1 Marie Corelli.
AVon by two lengths, a poor third. Time, lmin. 14}sec.
Of 50 sovs., second 7 sovs. and third 3 sovs.
Mr. S. Jungwirth's b m Tecoma, by Off
Colour-St. Alban's mare, a., 7st.
71b. (Smith).1 Mr. McCartney's Sir James, Tst. 4lb.
(Thomas) .2 Mr. Pearson's Sea Song, 6st. lllb.
(Hearn) .3 Other starters : Moonlyong, Devoted, May Day, Surge, Clive, Riverslea, The Bright Eyes.
Betting: 8 to 1 Tecoma.
AVon by a head, Sea Song a neck off third. Time, lmin. 49sec.
THE TURF IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
FIRST DAY OF A.J.C. SPRING
PICTURE WINS THE A.J.C. DERBY.
ALEMENE WINS THE EPSOM
SYDNEY, September 11.
Most favourable weather was experi- enced for the opening of the spring meet- ing of the A.J.C. on Saturday. The attendance which was quite in keeping with last year's records, numbered 16,000, being representative of the most important in- terests of the colony.
The racing began with the Hurdle Race, for which Ellsler was made favourite, but Mentone come home an easy winner. War God was selected as tho good thing for the Trial Stakes, Maecenas and Idle Boy being also well hacked. Blair, however, won with the greatest ease. When the Derby horses appeared, the favourite, Cocos, seemed in a fretful temper, which did not improve during his preliminary canter. Holster looked very well. The pace at first was slow, the more prominent during the first part oc the journey being Nevada and Lelamine, then Woodlark sw ung up in front with Picture. The latter took command at the distance, andwoncomfortablyfromLee Metford,who travelled very fast from the half-distance.
The winner and her owner were ac- corded a great reception. The Tola was tho only withdrawal from the Epsom Handicap, for which 27 were saddled up. Oban held the position as favourite in the batting market right up to the last. Ale inene had a host of friends, as also had Blue Metal and The Chief; North British, Robin Hood, and Feu-de-joie being most fancied of the others. The Chief was the first to make play, bat was knocked back
1 before half a furlong had been covered. Eos taking the lead, with Alemene lying second, conducted the field along the back to the bend, where the son of Lochiel tired, leaving Mr. Ox enham's mare in front. Alemene had a clear lead of the field at the distance and won all out by a length from Influenza, who had Strathroy at his throat strap. Blue Metal got all the worst of the start, but ran inagnificiently and finished well up fourth. For the Spring Stakes Amberite was favourite, but was decisively beaten by Merloolas, who was allowed to get a long lead early in the race, of which he was never afterwards deprived. The Kensing- ton Handicap went to Tubal Cain II., although his rider easing him down when neariug the winning post nearly lost him
Following are details of the results :
HANDICAP HURDLE RACE.
About two and a half miles.
Mr. J. Ryan's br h Mentone, by Sainora
-Frailty, a., 9st. 31b. (Cox) ... 1
Playboy, 9st. 41b. (WhaBey) . 2 Comboyne, 9st. (Fornane) . 3
Other starters : Gladstone,- Dalmahoey, Levanter, Pomeroy, Zoroaster, Ellsler, Bega, The Sailor, Aboriginal, Diver, Elwin, Lady Lake, Jack Rattling, Lord
Betting : 7 to 1 against Mentone.
Playboy and Levanter were first away, but along the back Ellsler obtained a clear lead, which he held right into the straight. At the hurdle opposite the St. Leger stand Zoroaster and The Sailor fell, and here Men- tone got up with Ellsler and finally won by four lengths, Comboyne being a length away third. Time, 4min. 54sec.
Special weights. One mile and a quarter. Mr. F. Wood's br g Blair, by Blair-
gowrie, a., 8st. 71b. (Delaney) ... 1
Kulani, 7st. 71b. (McFarlane). 2 Lady Killer, 7st. 121b. (McGee) ... 3
Other starters : Courage, Ronda, Wel- beck, AVar God, Ainpier, Toxteth, Pelissier, Battle Abbey, Idle Boy, Rifleite, Mocenas, Loch Long.
Idle Boy and Blair led to the mile post, whero Blair went to the front, and, never being troubled, won easily by six lengths, Lady Killer being two lengths off. Time,
A sweepstakes of 30 sovs. each, 5 forfeit,
with 500 sovs. added ; owner of second horse 100 sovs.; owner of third 50 sovs. from -prize. For three-year-olds. Colts
8st. 101b.; fillies, Sst. 5lb.; gelding.. 0
One mile and a half.
Mr. H. Oxenham's ch f Picture, by
Russley-Queen's Head, 8st. 51b.
(A. C. Delaney) . 1 Mr. F. Austin's b c Lee Metford, by
Carbine-Felicitas, Sst. 101b. (M.
Harris) .2 Mr. AV. Bailey's ch c Cocos, by Abercorn
-Copra, 8st. 101b. (W. Powell) ... 3 Mr. A. Williams' br c Gauleon, by Gozo
(imp.)-Industry, Sst. 101b. (Keane) 0 Mr. Jas. Mitchell's b c Holster, by Car-
bine-Cambric, 8st. 101b. (H. Gar-
Mr. A. AVilliams' br c Woodlark, by Gozo
(imp.)-Priscilla, Sst. 101b. (Barden) 0 Mr. AV. H. Mate's br f Lelamine, by The
Australian Peer-Thirza, 8st. 51b. (Conlon) . Mr. H. C. AVhito's b c Nevada, by Car-
bine-Sierra, 8st. 101b. (Callinan)... 0 Betting : 3 to 1 against Picture.
The lot moved off at a slow pace. At a mile and a-quarter Nevada was in front, with Cocos next. At the six furlongs post Lelamine ran up to Nevada, AVoodlark lying third, two lengths off, just in ad- vance of Gauleon, Cocos, and Picture. As the leaders entered the straight Picture ran through to the front, and though Lee Metford came very fast from the distance, Mr. Oxenham's filly won by a length and a-half, Leo Metford, who swerved across the course, beating Cocos by a head. Time, 2n_in. 49sec.
AVinner trained by Mark Thompson.
Of 20 sovs. each, with 1,000 sovs. added ;
second, 200 sovs.; third, 100 sovs.
Mr. H. Oxenham's b m Alemene, hy
Gozo-Industry, 4yrs., 6st. 71b. (J.
A. McFarlane) . 1 Mr. J. Stewart's br h Influenza, by
Goldsbrough-La Grippe, 4yi ¡., 6st.
lllb. (AV. H. Smith). 2 Mr. T. Forth's ch c Strathroy, by
Lochiel-Marvelette, 4yrs., Sst. 71b.
(M.Harris).3 Messrs. Donoghue Bro3.' b g Blue Metal,
by Metal-Etna, 7st 12lb. 4 Other starters : Vivian, The Chief, Paul Pry, Syerla, Town Clock, Oban, Kitaware, North British, Superb, Prince Carbine, Crosslake, Miss West, Robin Hood, Waihine, Zeno II.. Akarini, Eos, Feu de Joie, Ampier, Blue Nobby, Prudence, Johansen, Coal Queen.
Betting 5 to 1 against Alemene.
In the first furlong Eos maintained a strong lead, his nearest attendants being Alemene, Ampier, and Oban. At the six furlong post Alemene waa within a neck of Eos, and the pair led Ampier past the half mile, with Oban lying next. Mr. Oxen- ham's filly led into the straight, attended by Ampier and Oban, and at the distance Alemene had the race won, finishing a length clear of Influenza, who was a similar distance clear of Strathroy, Blue Metal finishing fourth. Time, lmin. 40}
Winner trained by Mark Thompson.
Weight for age. One mile and a half. Mr. Clarke's b g Merloolas, by St. S within
-Kingsborough mare, a., 9sfc. 31b.
(Smith) .1 Mr. W. Duggan's b h Amberite, by
Carbine-Duenna, 4 yrs., 9st. (M.
Harris) .2 Mr. H. C. AVhite's Clarion, by Carbine
Clare, 4 yrs., Sst. 121b. (Callinan)... 3 Other starters :-Cravat, Agate, The Grafter, Brazen Lad, The Clansman.
Betting : 4 to 1 Merloolas ; 2 to 1 on
Agate established a long lead, Merloolas chasing after him with the rest of the field close together. At the half-mile Merloolas caught the leader, and going to the front was never headed, winning by four lengths from Amberite, who was eased off in his last few strides, Clarion being two lengths away. Time, 2min.
Of 200 sovs. One mile.
Tubal Cain IT., 7st. 101b. (W. De-
Fitzroy, 8at. 3lb. (A. C. Delaney) ... 2
Carmo, 7st. (McGee) . 3
Other starters : Pharamond, Inspiration, Annadour, Nudity, Water Colour, Tanner, AVanda, Linda, Sunflower, Thulite, Geology/Mosaic, Satirstte, Carronade, Tui,
Betting : 3 to 1 aaginst Tubal Cain II.
In the straight Tubal Cain II. and Fitzroy shot out, and a ding-dong go re- sulted in a win for the former by about half a head. After the winner had passed Fitz- roy, his rider took matters as if winning easily, and narrowly escaped being beaten.
Time, lmin. 43Jsec.
The usual run of the above club took place on Saturday from Midland Junction. About six miles of rough but interesting country was traversed. Half a mile from home the pack was drawn up for the usual race home, which resulted as follows :-F. Spring 1, S. G. Smith 2, and C. Jacobs 3, closely followed by C. AV. Caldwell and L. Bolton. The time occupied for the whole journey was about 35min.
THE VICTORIAN PREMIERSHIP.
MELBOURNE, September 11.
In lacrosse, the M.C.C. take the premier- ship by beating St. Kilda on Saturday. University are runners-up.
FREMANTLE V WEST PERTH THE SEASIDERS DEFEATED
The curtain was fittingly rung down on the football season on Saturday, when a charity match was played on the Fre mantle Oval between the Premiers and runners up, the proceeds of the game being donated to the funds of the Fremantle and Perth hospitals Throughout the season strong rivalry has existed between the two leading clubs, and the match was arranged with the object of settling the claims of either side to superioritj In the last en- gagement between West Perth and Fre mautle, the former, who were vanquished by points, were deprived ot tae (services of their skipper, Barney Grecian and it was the general opinion of those who saw the game that had the ex Essendenian been playing, Fremantle would have had a much harder task than they had to win On Saturday, Woodgate stood out of the We^t Perth team to make roam for Grecian and this was the only alteration m the team which took the field against Fremantle when the battle for the premiership was fought From various causes the Fremantle team was much weaker than that which overthrew the cardinal and blues a fortnight before The most notable absentees were Duggan and Irving, the two crack follower, and Harry Todd, the last named being incapa citated through an injury to his leg The attendance was not so large as might have been expected, considering that the gate money was to be Us°d for charitable pur- poses, but it was above the average
The play in the opening quarteL was not marked by any great brilliancy, but it was evident that the teams weie moie evenly matched toan was anticipated Cullen drew first blood for West Perth by kicking a nice goal from the half-forward line, but Fremantle soon retaliated Watts broke the ice with a behind, then Bee added six points, while Chadwick annexed another minor point befoie tne Wests could repulse the invaders When the cardinal and blue3 got across the centra again, Loel distinguished hims°lf by beating O Dwyei m the air and taking a nice maik The crack goalist essayed a shot for goal The effort was a splendid one, but O Dwyer had his íevenge by touching the ball as it vv as passing be
tween the posts In the second quarter the play was all over the ground, and neither side could retain much of an ad vantage over the other Brittain, wao was playing a fine game forwa-J, íaised both flag3 on two occasions for the red and whites, and Abbott Laughton and Loel scored major points for the visitors The n^oal obtained by Lauguton, however, should have oeen stopped by Douglas in goal At half time the scores were-West Perth, 26 points. Fremantle 20 points On resuming after the interval Fre mantle started to wipe off the deficit, and in a short space ot time the lead of We3t Perth was reduced to one point, five behmds having been scored m succession The game in the last quaroei was splendidly contested and the spectators were worked np to a high pitch of enthusiasm A lucy goal by Watts gave Fremantle an advantage of five points but Wests soon obtained the upper hand again through unsportsman- like conduct on the part of one of the Fremantle players The Wests were attacking when Chadwick threw Barnett to the groand, and the latter converted the free kick which he obtained into a
goal For the ne<ct few minutes the visitors had decidedly the b»st of the play, and several minor points were added
to their tallv Fremantle then rallied and Brittain forwarded the leather right in front of the West Perth sticks lu the
twinkling of an eye Hopkins snapped it up out of the ruck and punted it between the posts The scores wera now level, and great excitement prevailed, as only rive minutes remained foi play, A draw seemed probable but towards the finish West Parth foiced matters and sue ceeded in scoring a couple ot behmds before the game terminated After an excellent di»play of football the match thus ended m a win for West Perth by a majority of two points
On the geneial play there was little to choose between the teams It was an evenly contested sjame througnout and owing to the absence of Fremantle s two crack ruck men the play was more open than on the last occasion when these two clubs met In passing tne West Perth again showed to Teat advantage, especially in the last quarter Iho piesence of Grecian had a stimulating effect on the team, and when the game hung in the balance this skilful captain handled his men with admirable judgment His leg is still bad, and in the firou halt of the game Grecian wisely kept out of the ruck as much as possible, but when his soi vifes were needed m the latter part of the match no placel was more prominent, and his coolness and cleverness in kicking frequently non- plussed his opponents Jon-s, relieved of the responsibility ot governing the team, played i much better game than he did on the last occasion, and Cullen was also much in evidence Messei was not in his best form, but his confieres Jackson, AVilliams, and Morgan proved a strong hamer m defence Cleland was the best man about the centre, Morphett being not quite up to the mark Gibson and Cross (followers) and Lool, Loci- wood, and Laughton (forward) weie the best of the others For Fremantle Hopkins played as fin« a game as any playei on the field, and Brittain worked like a Tiojau among the forwards Ryan w orked hard in the ruck, and Matheson put in some clever work on the wing Mclntj re, who played his first game in Fremantle this season, was prominent throughout the game and he is certainly one of the best rovers in the colony Clarke Watson, Bee, O'Dwyer and Watts wero also conspicuous The game was umpired by On, with impartiality, and botn teams appeared to ba quite satisfied with his decisions During the half-time interval a presentation was made m the dressing room of the Fremantle Club, a sdver mounted pipe and cigarette holder being handed to Mi Conigrave, secretary of that body, by Captain Watson as a to^en of the esteem in which he is held by the players of the Premier Club Appended aro the
detailed scores of the raati,h -
Quarter time Fremantle, lg 2b (8 points) , West Perth lg lb (7 Domts )
Halt time West Perth, 4g~ 2b (26 points), Fiemantle, 3g 2o (20 points )
Three quarter time West Perth, 4g 2b (26 points), iremantle, 3g 7b (25 points )
Final result West Perth, og 9b (39 points) , Fremantle, og 7b (37 points )
Goal kickers -West Peith Cullen, Abbott, Laughton, Loel and Barnett Fremantle Bee, Brittain (2), Watts and Hopkins
THE GAME AT ALBANY
?i. LEANT, Sentember 11
The football match, jesterday, between East and West clubs proved very exating, the West representatives winning by 10 points The scores were West, 4 goals 14 behinds, East 4 goals 4 behind, these clubs are now level toi the piemier hip, and a pla}-off match will be necessary
THE RUGBY GAME
SWAN TEAM DEFEATED BY
BUNBUEY, September 11
A match between the Swan Rugby foot- ball team and the Bunbury player» took place on Saturday, resulting in a win for the local plajers bv two points Bunbury appeared to have the best of the game throughout In the evening a smoke social was tendered to the visitors, when the announcement was made, in resconse to an invitation from the visitiag team, that a team would visit Perth and play a match next Saturday
RUGBY ON THE GOLDFIELDS
KALGOOELIE, September 11
A Rugby football match bstween the
Pirates of the Boulder and a Kanowna team resulted in a win for the former by 11 points to ml Moore, of the Pirates obtained a prize for the best all lound play i he match was for a durne , iOi which tne Kaaowua club had to paj.
METROPOLITAN BICYCLE CLUB.
DUNLOP RELAY RIDE.
When it was recently ascertained that the section of the Perth-Fremantle road ridden by the Metropolitan Bicycle Club representatives in their attempt to secure the trophies offered by the Dunlop Tyre Company for competition to clubs through- out Australia, was somewhat short of the required distance, vhe officials made arrangements for another attempt by a 6econd team. Though it was not antici- pated that the second team would he able to surpass the time occupied by the leading ridera of the club, the ride was taken with a view to ascertaining whether they could cover the 100 miles in 10 sections under the specified time allowed-five hours.
The ride held on Saturday was not, therefore, an attempt to secure the trophies, and, as a consequence, was not held under the control of the L.W.A.W. It was held over the course ridden by the first team, the section being about nine miles 64 chains. Five men started in turn from Lawrence's boat sheds, and rode to the North Fremantle Bridge, in turn a similar number bearing the medal back to the Perth starting point. Pacing was allowed, and plenty was provided by the riders' club mates and other wheelmen.
AVhen the leading riders of the club made a similar trial, one of them (E. L. Wyatt) covered his section in 27min. On Satur- day Perry put up the same performance, and two others (Outtrim and Dunn) occu- pied only 30sec. longer. Beyond a fairly strong breeze along Mount's Bay road, the riders had little against them. One of them (Cusack, the first to ride from Fre- mantle) sustained a couple of punctures, which necessitated his changing hi3 mount on two occasions, thereby losing time. He took 32min. to do the journey. The team took 4hr. 53min. 30sec. to ride the whole journey, just 5min. longer than the No. 1 team. Mr. H. AV. Padfield checked and held the watch at the Perth end, while Mr. Cockburn fulfilled a similar position at Fremantle.
The following is the tabulated result :
A. J. Dunn .
.. 1 p.m.
27imin T. Hewson
28 V "
FROM- FREMANTLE. F. Cusack
C. F. Grigo
Total riding time, 4hr. 53min. 30sec.
ARMSTRONG'S ROAD RACE.
Following aro the handicaps for Arm- strong's Road Race, to be run off on the 24th inst. :-J. AV. Beck, scratch; J. H. Healey, scratch ; E. P. Cooper, scratch ; E. S. Brown, 5min.; G. T. B.st, 7 ; E. Chid- low, 15 ; G. F. Benporath, 20 ; T. Jewell, 22. ; T. AV. Braybrook, J. H. Bidgwood, 28 ; AV. McKnight, A. E. Elliott, P. O'Dea, T. J. Lewis, J.' M. Ware, 30; G. O'Callaghan, 37 ; J. Hayes, N. G. Frederick, AV. Attwood, G. H. Perry, 40; E. Powell, E. McMahon, J. W. Vernon, J. F. Cloako, 45 ; E. Jewell, AV. Murphy, 50; C. Thorley, 60. J. AV. Scott and Andrew AVright, League of W.A. Wheelmen handicapped.
COTTESLOE V. COTTESLOE BEACH. - A match was played on Saturday between Cottesloe and Cottesloe Beach, the latter playing with two men short. Cottesloe Beach made 43 in the first innings and Cottesloe 42. B. Lee for the Beach team
made 25 by sterling play. F. Collett 17, and Skipworth 6 were the highest scorers for Cottesloe. In their second innings Cottesloe Beach got 76 (Lee 29, Needham 12, Young 11 and D. Cummins 7), Cottesloe responded with 55 for the loss of one wicket, Collett 23 and T. differ 19 being the not out men. The match thus resulted in a win "for the Beach players by one run on the first
The third annnal meeting of Fred Met- ters and Co's. Cricket Club was held at the Empire Hotel, on Tuesday evening last, when there was a good attendance of mem- bers. The balance-sheet of the previous season having been read and adopted, the election of office-bearers took place and re- sulted as follows. Patron : Mr. Fred Met- ters; president: Mr. H. L. Spring; vice presidents : Dr. Coventry, and Messrs. M. Daley, S. Moore, J. Boor, and J. J. Davies ; captain Mr. George AVills; vice-captain and treasurer : Mr ¿L Slattery ; secretary : Mr. H. L. Sykes ; general committee : Messrs. F. Curry, R. Barry, H. Lafferty, M. Slattery, George AVills and H. L. Sykes ; match committee : Messrs. George Wills, F Curry and M. Slattery. It was unani- mously deeided to join the second-rate association and Mr. I. O'Connor was ap- pointed to act as delegate to the same.
M.C.C. CONGRATULATIONS TO MR.
MELBOURNE, September 9.
The secretary of the Melbourne Cricket Club (Major AVardill), to-day, forwarded the following cable message to Mr. A. E. Stoddart's team .-"Heartily congratulate you upon brilliant victory."
M.C.C. ANNUAL MEETING.
THE CONTROL OF ENGLISH
MELBOURNE, September 11.
The annual meeting of the Melbourne Cricket Club was held on Saturday, about eighty members being present. Mr. Frank Grey Smith, who was in the chair, in moving the adoption of the report and balance-=h.et, which showed a highly prosperous state of affairs, referred to the difficulty which had arisen in regard to the next Australian Eleven. He said it was absurd to suppose that the M.C.C were seeking to control cricket in Aus- tralia. The club had acted as host to the English elevens for over 25 years, and was the only cricketing organisation which had conducted an English tour under its own auspices, and had always acted in the in- terests of the players rather than them- selves. The result had been satisfactory, for now the Australian Cricket Council make those concessions to the players which the club had always asserted the players of Australia were entitled to. In future the players would select their own team and appoint their own manager. In respect to the distribution of profits with the next English Eleven, he could see the door opened which would admit of a satis- factory and honourable termination of what now were termed disputes in cricket. A motion was carried that the committee be empowered to arrange the visit of the next English eleven to Australia, either in conjunction with one or other of the cricketing organisations of the colonies, or on the club's sole account, and to make such distribution of the profits as may appear espedient.
REID V. DUGGAN.
KARGOOSLIE, September II.
Last night there was a large attendance at the Miners' Institute to witness the best of a twenty-round boxing contest between "Billy" Reid and "Nick" Duggan, two young fighters who hail from Melbourne, Reid at present, being at Kalgoorlie, while Duggan resides at Fremantle. The stake was stated to bo £o0 aside. Both lasted for twenty rounds. The fight was inter- esting, though both men are novices at the game. Had Reid known his business he could have settled the contest in the first six rounds. Reid forced the fighting from the outset. Duggan managed to flounder through the twenty rounds. Mr. AVilliam Minter, of Kanowna, acted as referee, Mr. Hannaford as timekeeper, and Perugia as ten-second check. The referee gave his decision as a drrw, although it was evident that on points Reid was superior to his opponent.
THE DUNN-O'TOOLE MATCH.
KALGOORLIE, September 9
Considerable interest is being mani- fested among Corinthians in tho Dunn v. O'Toole fifteen-round boxing contest, to take place on September 26th Half the wager has been deposited-¿30 for O'Toole and ¿20 for Dunn As both thase men have won from Doherty during the last twelve months, a great contest is ex- pected
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CLUB.
The eleventh race of the season in con- nection with this club was flown on Satur- day last, from Pingelly The day was very bad for homing, consequently the velocities recorded by the placed birds were below the average The following is the official
Messrs J Backcoller and Son's b c
Bullie, homing to Leederville, ve-
locity 792yds per minute ........1 Mr J D Boylson's b c Hector V.,
homing to Subiaco, velocity 660yds.
per minute . 2 Mr W P Widmer's rec Sir Paul,
homing to George-street, velocity
546yds per minute . 3 The next race will be flown from Nar- rogin on the 24th inst, nominations for the event closing at 9 p m on the 19th
The monthly general meeting of the club will be held at 8 o'clock this evening, at the club's room, No 6 Swan Chambers,
BOULDER SHOW RACE
KALGOORLIE, September 11.
The homing match in connection with the B D and P Society's show gave evi- dence of the swiftness of the local birds Mr. W Rodda's Carno (bred by Mr P H Cook) flew the 24 miles between Boulder and Coolgardie in 32min , Mr G Tamblyn's telegram was only a minute behind the winner, while Mr Cook's Moonta. Lad got
home third m 3Smtn
FROM DOVER TO THE CONTINENT
Early last month îeferences were made in our cablegiams to the disastrous results attending the militaiy rnmoavres with German-owned homing pigeons îoleaaed at Dover (England) The London Sportsman of August 9 thus lefois to the flight or the birds -The great flight of German carrier pigeons was staited yesterday morning at Dover on a 300 mile race to Dusseldorf and otbJer German towns The birds were con- tained in b3 crai-eo, and in all numbered verv little short of 2,000 The birds vv era liberated about 630 am by two German gentlemen, one ot whom is stated to be a Government agent The flight proved a very unfortunate one tor the buds and those interested in them, and it is tnought that very few will reach their destination The agents were evidently anxious to get their birds away, tor although the gale of the pievious day had abated, the weather was by no means settled, and they had not bean liberated moro than about an hont when it came on very rough, with a stiong north-easterly head wind, accompanied with mist and lain, and this state of things continued all day The flight was a very interesting spectacle The birds went up like a cloud, and sepa- rated into little batches After circling about over the bay tor some time they gradually collected in two or three bevies, and headed foi their destination Many, however, just aftei the staic, went inland, and throughout the day large numbeis, evidently unable to face the bad weather, have returned to the English shores look- ing well nigh exhausted It is believed that none of the birds will reach their destination, and that many will be drowned in the North Sea Those which have gone inland, however, will collect and find their way' home in fine weather It is stated, apparently from a reliable souice, that the prizes for these races are given by the German Emperoi and the German Minister of Wai Colonel Allatt, Com- manding the Provisional Battalicn at Dover, a well known authority on the employment of pigeons as passengers for military and naval purposes, stated that he had inspected the German pigeons while they weie on the Admiralty Pier They bolonged to diffeient pigeon flying societies around the town ot Dusseldorf, which is quite close to the toi tress ot Cologne on the Rhino, and tne birds were flown under the auspices of the Geinim War Office "The Germans," said the Colonel, "appear to be alive to the îm poi tance of the large naval harbour which is to be erected at Dover " The Germans wera establishing a means oE communica- tion by pigeon between the Straits of Dover and the hean, of Germany These same biros would also be available to fly between Germany and tue north-eastern parts of France Colonel Allatt uiges the importance of establishing pigeon services for*the use of inen-of-w.u at sea ra com- municating with naval bases m cases of war He holds that there is no such efficient or speedy means of carrvmg urgent messages, and that it would also save the employment of cruisers for this pur-
NEW PIGEON SHOOTING TRAPS
On August 8 last, reports the London Spotting Life, on the Windsor and Eton Recreation Grounds, Wradsoi, Mi Aaion Hollege, an old-time champion shot-who, by the way, invented the existing system of delivering the birds from the traps to the tender mercies of the " knights ot the trigger"-presented for public inspection an entirely new and what must be ac- counted a decidedly successful method of freeing pigeons from a five-trap lange
Its immense superiority over those m use at such crack îe^orts as Monte Carlo, the Gun Club, Hurhngham, etc, wa3 quickly made apparent to the small but practical body of cutíes watching its work- ings, prominent amongst whom was the Hon Mr Beresford, one of the crack ama- teur shots of the universe ne appeared to be lmmenselj struck by the simplicity
of the machine and the absolute itapossi- | bility for fraud of any kind to be make in
connection with it
This latter merit is certainly its gieatest charm, and if for this charm only must supersede the present style Tnere can be no collusion with the "puller," who will be out of view from the time shooting commences till it finishes No portion ot his anatomy will be visible even while " feeding " the trap from which the bird has just been liberated He will do his work silently-and by the arrangements he cannot help bub do it well-in a 6ft trench running the whole length of the
The most novel part of it all is that the shooter is his own " puller " He simply presses his foot on a small lever, and a communication cord, or, rather, wire, con- trolled by revolving mechanism, whica sets in motion indiscriminately one oi other of the connecting corda, whereby the face of the trap is opened and the bird simplv swung out One box only can be worked at a time, the other four not suffering tho
It is claimed by the inventoi (and, j udg mg by what was shown, there is no exag- geration in what he says) that he can " tiap " at least twice as many pigeons as can be done in a hue space of time under existing conditions lhis will render it invaluable wheie time is a considpration
Ii serving no other purpose Mr Hol ledge's invention should give that much needed fillip to pigeon shooting tuat it has so long been wanting,and provide a raison d'etre for its existence as a sport con- ducted under straightforward principles
THE ONE-DESIGN CLASS
A contributor writes -Although it was generally understood that, when Mr McCarter consented to build the one-design fleet of sailing boats at a price to suit the ideas of its supporters, his chief motive was to secure an advertisement There were few aquatic men who expected him to turn out such a sample of* the boat builder's still as is to be seen in the first of the Jinl.jl.ed jmau boals now m the poastjjsion ot that ¿ideat yachtsman, Sir.
Frank England. Indeed, so pleased was Mr. England with his little craft after a trip down the river yesterday that he would not sell it for double the money it had cost him. Mr. Thompson's design has been faithfully carried out, while in some cases his specifications are exceeded in the owner's favour. The boat is Icopper fastoned throughout, with brass fittings in lieu of galvanised fittings as specified. It is noteworthy that, in the planking, not a single " scarf " exists, the planks running from stem to stern, without a break. A woll-fitting set of sails is in keeping with the rest of the boat, and, although the sail plan appears at first sight to be on a too liberal scale, it was evident from the way in which the midget "swagged her spread" when under trial that the reef knots will not he called much into requi- sition during the season. Mr. England speaks of his boat as holding a splendid wind, and vory speedy, moving along at a fine rate with scarcely a breath of wind.
COOLGARDIE DEFEATS BONNIE
COOLGARDIE, September 11.
Coolgardie beat Bonnie Vale at hurling this afternoon by 5 goals 5 behinds to 3