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At the meeting of the Victorian Football Association yesterday evening u letter was leeeived fiom Mr. J. Smith asking for'the patronage of tiie association lo-a project to senti IAVO tennis of Australian footballers lo Hie l'liniima Exposition, and requesting that Hie president should be ajipointcd to jofn the tlepitttttion, At-hich it is proposed should Avait on Hie commission now inquir- ing into Australian representation thereat.
Mr. Smith attended the meeting, and said thal he and others had been giving Hie mat- ter thought for some months. They con- sidered that tile visit of tw'o teams of Aus-
tralian footballers Vonld be a better adver- tisement than all (lieexhibits. Onoiinnn, if lie took the fit into his head, tvoiiltl.finance the tour himself, but they w'iiutcd the Go- vernment to give 6ome resistance.
DclegatoSj however, could not obtain from Mr. hmitli uny namcH of those asso- ciated with Ililli, and it was decided to take no action till further information was sup-