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SPOUTS AND PASTIMES. C. B. Fry, Tf. K. Foster. and fvlr Archibald "White, the •eommitleo invitee? by. the M.C.C. io select the R of England teai.i cfo oppose the M.C.C. South African ride at Lord's on June :.?,¡cl, have cho;e;i ihe following elQven C. B. Fry, S. G. Smith, A. P. Day, P. T. Maun, Tarrant, Hitch, Ilirst, Gunn (G.), Hi'rvphroys, Geary, and Smith (E. J.). Should Smith be required to play for the other side Dolphin will keep wicket for the Rest. Parsons, of 'Warwickshire, was picked as reserve. James Paddon, the A'jstralian champion. who is matched to JCUII Barry for the world's and English championships, CI,0,00, and the S portxiiwn Cup, has arrived in London. -i N-(,? i -? I iLc ii -i o?i. The colonial is one of the biggest men that -ever sat a boat, being 6ft. 3Vin. in his stock- ings and weighing- in condition 13st. 101b. He has brought with him .three racing shells, and will be trained by Syd Kemp, a son of the old champion Peter Kemp, who twice defeated Hanlnn. Paddon first won the Aus- tralian championship by defeating Alf Felton, and later he defeated Dick Artist. It was the workmanlike manner in which he de- feated the latrer that caused his friends to send him to England. After many hard-fought struggles and much interesting golf Miss Anderson (Mach- rilianish) beat Miss Frances Teacher (North Bervick) in the final of the Scottish Ladies' Championship, after ti;e hardest fight of all, at the twentieth hole. Miss Teacher was the holder of the coveted title in 1907, while her successful opponent was defeated in the semi- final last year. The tourney was played at Muirfield, where the course remained true to the finish, although the closing stage was played in heavy rain. Miss Bastin, of Woodcote Park, failed at 'Walton Heath on Friday to arrest the pro- gress of Miss Cecil Leitch in the English Ladies' championship. She stuck well to her more publicly-experienced opponent, but, after having been two up at the end of the first eighteen holes, Miss Leitch added this to her other championship by 2 and 1. Apropos the great Windsor to Stamford "Bridge Marathon, to be run on Saturday, I notice, writes Harrier," that, while Ger- many, France, Scuth Africa, Canada, Sweden, and other countries have entered the pick of their runners our own men are conspicuous by their absence, and we have little, if any, chance of keeping the Mara- thon trophy in England. In many quarters this lack of enthusiasm on the part of our distance runners has been greatly marvelled at. To my mind, however, it is not at all' surprising when the matter is looked at from a perfectly unbiassed standpoint. What op- portunity has the English athlete with Marathon tendencies for competition? Prac- tically none at all; with the exception of two or three so-called Marathons (generally road races of from twelve to fifteen miles), there is nothing to entice the distance runner to traip throughout the summer months for practically one event. The Oxford University Athletic Club Com- mittee have made some alterations in the re- solutions passed by them in November last. The resolutions were as follows :— (a) That in the Oxford University Fresh- men's Sports no one who had resided in any foreign University or similar institution should be allowed to take part as a competitor. (b) That in the University sports, as dis- tinct from college and inter-collegiate sports, tio one should be allowed to compete who has exceeded twenty-four years of age. (c) That no competitor in the Oxford and Cambridge sports should be more than twenty-four years of age. Resolutions (a) and (b) not to come into operation until approved by the Cambridge University Athletic Club. The committee have now decided to alter resolution (a) as follows That in the Fresh- men's sports no one shall be allowed to com- pete who has reached the age of twenty." In regard to resolutions (b) and (c), after discus- sion with Cambridge on the subject, it was Tesolved that thev be temporarily rescinded, and Jjeld over pending further consideration. W. R. Appfegarth (Polytechnic Harriers) again won the 100 and 220 yards' champion- ships of the Northern Counties at Fallowfield grounds, Manchester, on Saturday. He beat P. W. Taylor (Surrey A.C.) by a foot in the 100 yards race, and his time, 9 4-5«ec., equalled the British amateur "record." In the 220 yards race lie beat R. Dobson (Brad- ford A.C.) by eight yards in 22 3-osec. Five of the eight championship titles, which were contested by members of the, London Territorial Force at Stamford Bridge, Chel- sea, on Saturday, found new owners. In two of the races the times were "records" for the Territorial Force. R. A. Lindsay, of the Lon- don ScottIah,. won the Quarter-mile Race in 51sec. Sapper A. Cooke, of the 2nd Royal Engineers, won the Mile Race in 4min. 27 2-5,sec. With the object of encouraging dinghy racing, both from a national and an inter- national point of view. Sir Charles Alien offered a challenge cup for the B.R.A. 12ft. one-design class, to be competed for by teams of four boats representing the clubs. The first contest for this trophy is to be held at .the Burnham B.R.A. Dinghy Week in Sep- tember, and future contests are to take place in the waters of the club holding the cup, either in this country or on the Continent. The balance-sheet of the Liverpool F.C. flbwfl a profit on last year's working of £ 8.780 2s. 10d.. which is a record for the club. The success of the team in reaching the final of the F..A. Cup is largely respon- sible for the increased profits. The net gate receiots were £ 21,255 17s. !)d.. ma.de up of from < League matches. £ 5.700 15.s. ]0d. from Cup-tie, and season tickets £ 190 3s. On the expenditure side players' wages accounted for £ 4,437 10s., pl,,i,vem' oble fie flii eo-t, £ 854 9s. 4d.. and tra- velling expenses £ 1,603 13s. 4d.. this latter being due to special training for Cup-tics and additional expenses incurred in connection with the tournament. A dividend of 5 per cent, is declared. T- Sir Thomas Linton's new yacht, Shamrock TV. had a solendid test in a hard breeze on Saturday. On a run of nearly eight miles the challenger beat the old Shamrock by jiearly three and a-half minutes. Turning io 'Lirii i ii,, Lo windward she gave a wonderful display. She pointed much higher and sailed faster at the same time than the older boat., and in a beat of little over nine miles she added over five minutes to her lead. The trial, although not an actual race, was in every way satisfactory, and created a most favourable impression. At a meeting of the Leasue Committee held at Manchester a commis.sion was appointed to deal with the transfer of Brown to Aston Villa, and it was decided that clubs were not entitled to place an exorbitant transfer fee on the list, but, that players should make all reasonable efforts to find a situation and re- port. the circumstances to the League. Many applications from players for reduced fees were aecced d to. and several granted free transfer, and others were awarded percen- tages on their, increased transfer fees. Liver- pool were fined -five guineas for failing to an ply to the Le-ume for consent to take part in a Continental tour, and Bradford City are to be asked why they did not obtain permis- sion. It was further decided that the Liver- pool players could only be paid £ 5 per man for personal expenses, and that in future such expenses be limited to 5s. per day. A number of transfers were confirmed, and Messrs. McKenna, Sutcliffe, Baxter, Keys, and Cameron were appointed as an Insurance Board. The referees for next season were se- lected as follows: Messrs. Baker, Bamlett, Campbell. Chadwick, Denton, Eccles, Fletcher, Fowler. Heath. Hornby, Ilowcroft, Palmer. Pearson. Pellowe, Peers, Sant, Swift, H. H. Taylor, C. R. Hall, Asson, Bryan, F. Taylor, Spiers, Smith, Knights, and Coats. Supplementary referees: Messrs. Prewery, Hitchen, Pardoe, Yates, Sharpe, Page, Warren, Alderson, Taike, and Butterfield.

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REVIEW OF THE CORN TRiDE.

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