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CURRENT SPORT. What (asks the Daily Telegraph) will the Royal nod Ancient say-or do-to Dr. Mackenzie, President of the Yorkshire County Golf Union, who, at the fifst meeting of that body, said in an irreverent moment that not half-a-dozen men in Britain know the rules of the game ? Had he, the head of that infantile though vigorous society, no fear of the hoary corporation to which all non-members look as to the gods on high Olympus, and which has drawn up a carefully-worded score or two of regulations and stamped them with all its indis- putable authority? Perhaps he only joked. Golfers, when not absorbed in the deadly earnest of the actual game, do wax facetious at its expense, as men laugh at gout or the dentist's chair when not in the clutches of these pleasing adjuncts of anr civilisation. But it is ill jesting in a manner which gives the un- thinking outsider opportunity to scoff. At Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday, a two miles amateur steeplechase handicap was decided before over 12,000 spectators. G. Crossland, Salford Harriers, scratch, finished first, about 50 yards in front of R. G. Moran, Salford Harriers, who received 75 yards start; G. E. Turner, Salford Harriers, 140 yards, was third. Time, 11 in in. 16 2-5sec. J. H. Tyers, of Manchester, established a new swimming record for 100 yards on Saturday at the Hornsey-road Baths, when he won the amateur cham- pionship for that distance in Imin. 5sec., which is four-fifths of a second better than the previous best. M. Harrison made a good race, but could not hold Tyers, and was also just beaten for second place by A. A. Green, Otter S.C. Tyers won by four yards. Football is in such full swing now, that an attempt to do more here than give the bare result of the leading matches would prove impracticable First, as to Saturday's League matches in the first division, the powerful Everton team visited Bolton, where they gained a victory over the Bolton Wan- derers by three goals to one, before about 10,000 people. Everton have now won the whole of the seven League matches played by them. There was a large company at Preston, and an exciting match between Preston North End and the Black- burn Rovers ended in a tie of one goal each. Sunderland beat Stoke-on-Trent, on the former's ground, by three goals to one. Aston Villa were defeated by Notts Forest by two goals to one at Nottingham. Burnley lost a well-contested match against Sheffield Wednesday by four goals to three at Sheffield. Many thousand people were present at Liverpool, where Sheffield United met Liverpool. The result was a tie of two goals each. At Birmingham Small Heath beat the Wolverhampton Wanderers by four goals to three. The Second Division matches ended thus: Man- chester City easily defeated Walsall at Manchester by six goals to one. Notts County were successful against Leicester by three goals to none at Notting- ham. Woolwich Arsenal were victorious over Lincoln City by five goals to two at Plumstead. Grimsby were defeated by Bury, on the ground of the latter, by five goals to one. Crewe Alexandra lost to Burton Swifts by three goals to one at Crewe. At Burslem the Port Vale Club met Newcastle United. The result was a tie oi four goals each. Danven and Newton Heath played their match at Darwen. Each side gained one goal Burton Wanderers gained a victory over Rotherham by four goals to none at Burton. The following matches at the Association game also evoked considerable interest: Old Etonians gained a victory over Eton College by two goals tc none at Eton. Old Harrovians were defeated by the Royal Military College at Sandhurst by eight goals tc two. Old Westminsters beat Westminster School at Vincent square by five goals to three London Caledonians beat the Royal Scots Fusiliers by three goals to none. Chatham lost to Southampton St. Mary's by three goals to one at Southampton. Derby County beat West Bromwich Albion at Derby by two goals to one. At Windsor the Windsor and Eton Club beat University College Hospital by nine goals to two. West Kent were defeated by St. Bartholomew's Hos- pital by three goals to one. The Millwall Athletic journeyed to Luton and won a fine match against Luton by four goals to three. Royal Ordnance lost to Clapton, on the latter's ground, by five goals to one. Royal Horse Guards were defeated by the 8tb Hussars by two goals to one at Windsor. 1st Guards and Reading met at Reading. The result wa« a tie of two goals each. 2nd Scots Guards were beaten by Ealing by two goals to one at Tufnell-park. Highland Light Infantry were victorious over the Royal Engineers by four goals to one at Aldershot. Portsmouth gained a victory over Chichester by two goals to one at Portsmouth. Civil Service were beaten by Great Marlow by five goals to none at Great Mar- low. St. Albans were successful against the London Hospital by three goals to none at St. Albans. In the Glasgow Challenge Cup competition, 3rd Lanark R. V. beat the Glasgow Rangers by three goals to two. Celtic (the holders) won their Glasgow Cup tie against Clyde by four goals, to one, Shrews- bury were victorious over Ironbridge at Shrewsbury tW by four goals to one. Queen's Park lost to St. Mirrens at Paisley by three goals to one. Doncaster Rovers were defeated by Loughborough on the latter's ground by six goals to one. The Swindon team travelled to Ilford, and were defeated by that home eleven by one goal to none. In the Lancashire Challenge Cup competition, under Rugby Union rules Salford were victorious over the Rochdale Hornets by two goals and two tries to nothing at Salford. Oldham beat Swinton by two goals and three tries to one try at Swinton. Warring- ton scored a victory over the Broughton Rangers at Warrington by one try to nothing. St. Helen's beat Tyldesley easily at St. Helen's by two goals and two tries to nothing. In the Yorkshire County Senior Rugby Football Competition Dewsbury were defeated by Batley at Dewsbury by two goals to one try. Wakefield lost to Liversedge by one goal to nothing at Wakefield. Over 12,000 people visited the Park-avenue Ground, Bradford, where Bradford beat Manningham by one goal to nothing. Many thousand spectators were present at Brighouse, when the Brighouse Rangers beat Halifax by one try to nothing. Royal Military College, Sandhurst, were beaten by Croydon at the Rugby game by one goal and two tries to nothing at Croydon. Kensington beat the Harle- quins by two tries to one try at Chiswick-park. Black- heath easily defeated the Middlesex Wanderers at the Rectory Field by six goals and throe tries to one goal. Royal Indian Engineering College beat Richmond by three goals and two tries to nil at Cooper's-hill, near Staines. Old Merchant Taylors lost to Coventry by one try to nothiagat Coventry. Guy's Hospital won a close match against Rosslyn-park at Richmond by a placed goal to a.dropped goal. London Scottish gained an easy victory over the Marlborough Nomads by three goals and four tries to nothing at Richmond. OM Edwardians were successful against Leicester by one try to nothing at Leicester. Royal Naval Col- lege lost to Mr. Bonham Carter's Fifteen by one goal and one try to two tries at Greenwich. Manchester lost to Moseley by one goal and three tries to nothing at Moseley. Liverpool beat Birken- head Park by ene goal and a try to nothing at Liver- pool. Leeds were defeated by Castlefora by three goals and two tries to nothing at Castleford. There was a numerous company at Bristol, where Cardiff. beat Bristol by one goal and three tries to nothing. Newport won a stoutly-fought match with Hudders- field by six points co five at Newport. Swansea gaineda victory over Barnstaple by one try to nothing at Barn- staple. Old Leysiansbeat St. Thomas's Hospital by four tries to nothing at Stamford-bridge. Honourable Artillery Company, at their headquarters, beat West London by 20 points to five. Exeter journeyed to Bath, where they were defeated by Bath by two goals and four tries to nothing. Bridgwater gained a vic- tory over Clifton by two tries to nothing at Bridg- water. West of Scotland were beaten by Clydesdale at Glasgow by two tries to nothing. Taunton lost to Newton Abbot on the latter's ground by one goal and four tries to one try. United Services were vic- torious over Brighton by one goal and two tries to nothing at Portsmouth.



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