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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I THE OLYMPIC FIND—OPEN GOLF CHAMPION- SHIP — PROMINENT BOWLER DEAD — FOOT- BALL: HARROW FIXTURES; A TEAM ON STRIKK THE MORAL VALUE OF FOOTBALL; LEAGUE MATCHES. The Olympic Fund has proved a failure. tut good use will at least he made of th*- money subscribed. To the Amateur Athletic has been allotted, and the Association have undertaken to appoint Mr. W. R. Knox, of Canada, as chief trainer for 'three years at a salary of £ 400 per year, with £ 150 estimated cost for travelling expenses; and nine supplementary trainers for two years at an estimated cost of C700 per annum. Mr. W. R. Knox is the famous Canadian coach, who has done many notable perform- ances in field and path events, and who last year won the all-round professional champion- eliip of Ame,rica. The scheme under which the Open Golf Championship has been held for the past seven years has been completely altered, a meeting composed of the representatives of the managing clubs and a deputation from ihe committee of the Professional Golfers' -A.p--oc-ia.tion, which was held at the Hotel Metropole, London, on Saturday, unani- mously voting in favour of the new condi- tions. It was resolved "that qualifying Tounds be held on courses other than the championship course. That all competitors play one round on each course, and that the first 100 scores 1 ay ) the championship proper-four round., oT the green. Any Lies for the last place to play off." Tho cham- pionship will be played at Prestwick on JTJ re 18th and 19th. The qualifying rounds -will be played on June 11th .and 12th, on courses to be named later. It is officially stated that the University Boat Race this year will be 'rowed on March 28th. On that day it will be high water at Putney at 3.42 p. rn., which will allow of a. titart being made between 2.15 and 2.45. According to a New Tort: correspondent, "the Woodland Golf Club will raise a fund of X160 to pay the expenses of Mr. Ouimet in taking part in the English and French golfing championships. Mr. Ouimet will start for England during the last week in April for the Amateur Championship Tournament, and -will go to France in the latter part of May. A race has taken place at Vera Cruz over a course of three miles for 12-oared cutters from the foreign warships, and was won by the French boat. The Spanish. German, British, and American boate finished in the -order named. The death took place at Edinburgh last week of Mr. James Pretsell, who more than ;any other man was responsible for the extra- ordinary development of the game of bowls in Scotland of late years. lie was one <if the founders of the Scottish Bowling Association, ■of which he later became president, and he was largely instrumental in inducing the Edinburgh Town Council, the pioneers of municipal golf. to start their now magnificent .equipment of public bowling-greens, in regard to which their example has been copied throughout both Scotland and England. Mr. Pretsell was associated with the various Colo- nia1 tours, say's the Sportsman, and as player, legislator, and historian of the game he was 'known wherever the game is played. 'Harrow School will, as usual, this term play Association football. The fixture list is not yet complete, but it already includes matches with Winchester, the Casuals, Mr. Wreford-Brown's Eleven, and Mr. Monck- 'ton's Oxford Eleven. The date for the game vwifch Eton has still to be arranged. England's International ffliatehe-s was played on Saturday at Twick- enham, wh,en England beat Wales by 10 points to 9. The second of the Irish iiuer- provinci'a! matches took place at Cork, and resulted in a win for Leinster over Minister 'by 5 poMus to 3. Owing to the Internationa l match at Twickenham few games wc,re lp'la,yed -iii Loridoji. At ithe close of a match against IT wider s- field on Saturday, George Thomas. the -oldest member of the Warrir-.gton team row on strike, addressed a crowd of about 4.000 people. He ,aid that th-c- players had h:í.1 grievances since la-si Apri.l, when they readied the final for the Northern Union Cup. Promises of financial reward were then made, and had not been fulfilled. The- committee during -the last Christmas holi- day's had again offered increments. and the players -had again acted loyally, but no better treatment resulted. They intended to maintain their present attitude until t he committee gave their rreq-uest fair and equit- able consideration. "I would -rather 'be a sweet sinner t)iin a four saint, whose aerbity and hypocrisy keep so many young men away from church," said Mr. T. S. <Goodger, a director of Clapton Orient. from the pulpit of Approach-road Congregational Church. Vic- t.ori.a. Park, on Sunday afternoon. The occa- sion was the first church parade of the "Victorian" Football League. and several footballers figured in new roles. Mr. J. Shaw, the Woohvieli Arsenal right back, singing solos, whits Mr. T. H. Kirkoc-k, secretary of th-e London Footiball Associa- tion. urged, in an address, the eor-7re-gr»t:on to follow in their daily live-• ihe football maxims Plax- the gatn" a id Play the man." Mr. Garnham Edmonds. L.C.C' called for the enthusiasm of th? football field to be shown in social work. whik> Mr. Goodger, declaring that they were not all saints in the football field. said he had met many players whos^ characters would hear the closest investigation, and who %i,c iAE, clean-living Christian men. Real --port did people good and built tip young manhood. Apart from the victories of Chcl-ca null Tottenham Hotspur, the outstanding feature of Saturday's football matches in the First League was the sorry figure cut by the more prominent clubs in that competition. Black- burn Rovers, Sunderland. and Oldham Athletic, in addition to Manchester United, all suffered defeat, and Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion, and Burnley drew. Thus not one of the first eight clubs on the list succeeded in gaining a victory. From the point of view of followers of Second League football in London, nothing could have afforded greater satisfaction than the excellent results achieved on Saturday by the three metropolitan clubs. All of them were successful, Woolwich Arsenal gaining a brilliant victory over Hull City at Hull. Clapton Orient winning at Stockport. and Fulham, on their own ground, overcoming ,,ro i( l ovei-corill)(I Glossop. On an afternoon when, with the exception of that between Leicester Fosse and Birmingham, every match had a definite result, the doings of Woolwicli Arsenal and Clapton Orient stood out prominently because they were the only clubs to win away from home. In the Southern League the sides to qualify for the second round of the Cup fared wonderfully u. 11, on Saturday. True. Queen's Park Rangers, after a struggle last- ing two hours at Bristol, could not win at home, but they had -strong opponent in I Northampton, and Crystal Palace, who also divided the points, met at Exeter one of the two visiting teams who proved succe^-ful a week before. Swindon did no more than ex- pected in easily overcoming Southampton. and eo improving their position at the head of affairs, but West Ham United accom- plished something better than they could ihave hoped in winning at Merthvr. while Plymouth Argvle put on 4 oal,, to I at Bristol. At Brighton the Albion followed their splendid, win over Oldham Athletic by beating Norwich City after a couple of days' rest; Millwall scored 4.-1 against. Coventry City at New Cross, and, perhaps the best performance, of all, Gillingham just won at Southend. Current form was, indeed, fully maintained, except perhaps at Cardiff, where Reading just lost, and the daY't4 work leaves Swindon more strongly than ever at the top of the League

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