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THE ST. LOUIS TvErTTBLIC: SUNDAY, JULY 10. 1904.
l GROUP OF INTERSGH0LA8TIG ATHLETES WHO HAVE FIGURED PROMINENTLY IN REGENT MEETS. I . I iMPa SsSSbhB U JOSWI JBammfcl X mSmW .. v&nmgrvMmflaam&&,,i i: . saisssjLiy . CROUCH. . LflW&EtiCEyjLLE SCHOOL S.J. ATTENDANCE AT OLYMPIC GAMES VERY SMALL FOR THEIR IMPORTANCE, Big Meets Pulled Off in Rain, Has Had Much to Do Toward Keep ing Crowds Away Local Events and All Around Champion ship Contestants Get Poor Attention Jnlcrrarial Contests Proposed. Thtt St. Louis cares llttls for outbids athletics has been evidenced from th fact of the email attendance at the athletic xnet held at the World's Fair Stadium In connection 'with the Olympic Karnes Btnco the opening of this scries. May 11. soma of the finest athletes of the world hare competed at the exposition athletic field, some of them being world's record holders, but the crowd that has attended A. i the meets has been anything hut satlsfac- l Th6 open meets, in which the majority .cf th local athletes have competed, at tracted little more attention than the out side meets, but even the attendance at these has been very mall, When It Is taken l.Uo consideration the oot of these meets. Including medals, threw of which are awarded for each event, and when there are fourteen and fifteen events on the programme. It amounts to a great deal to the medal maker. The field and track, at the Stadium are not In the best of condition, and they need a great deal of attention and repair ing for each meet. About four men aro employed for this purpose only. During the time that the two most Im portant meets were held, the athletes were compelled to run oft their events In tho ratn. The three days that the A. A. U. handicaps and championships were held were cither rainy or sloppy, so much Indeed that the man sank below the sur face In the Jumps and waded, not ran. on the track. Another Instance of this sort was last tkeek during the all-around championship meet, which was one of the most Import ant of the series. On this occasion th men, nho chanced clothing and shoes for nearly e ery e ent, ' were compelled to do their changing In ths open field, and had no attendants to " carry their grips or to give them their , 'rub downs." Not only 6 thf competitors hare to tay out In tho rain on an occasion of this sort, but the oilicials hao to do Ilkewlre. The ran keeping score had difficulty In doing thl, as tho rain would wet the pa pers, and It was with much dltTlcultj that they could keep the record of the men s performances. At none of th meets thus far held. ae the Turners competitions, has tho attcrd ance been more than JOO, not een on the opening day When the Turners held their contests, the grand stand was fairly filled. St. Louis does not eicra to care much for tho Eastern and Western athletes or world's champion", but why it Is thy do not go to see tho local men compete Is not jet explained When the Western At soclatloi championships aro held the lat ter part of this month and the real Olym pic games aro held In Augut It Is hopod that th. Exposition grand stand will be filled. JIAKT NATIONS TO COMrETE. An athletic eent of surpalng Interest, In which athletes of many of tho races of peoples will compete, li being arranged by the Depirtmcnt of rhjslcal Culture to take place In tho early part of August at tho Stadium Most of tho tribes of strango people at the World's Talr are to take part In the meet. Tho etcnt will bo of vast Importance from a scientific standpoint and unparal leled In the history of the world, for never leforo have so many tribes of the human family been brought together in an ath letic meet. It Is expected that Patagonian3, Fil ipinos, Almu. African Pigmies. Congo Nathcs, Cocopa Indian. Alaska Indnns, Vancouver Island Indians. Pawnees, Wich ita?, Arapahoe. Sioux. Kickapoo", Pimas and Marlcopas will take part in this great Interracial athletic contest. An effort Is also being made to secure the particlpa- mile. Col well, for the two miles: Bird, for the hurdles; Murphy, for the high Jjmp. and Aer. for the broad Jump Manager Graham a Graham the trainer will accompany the team on the trip. captain Cnpp of the iale team, wco had his leg injured in the Intercollegiate meet on May 23, has recovered, and will bo in fir3t-clas3 condition for the meet. Torrey In tre 100. Long in the 0, Par sons in the half mile, Alcott for the mile, Clapp and Hill for the hurdles, Shoffleld for the Jump, and Sh-vlin and Glass for the weignt event will compose the Yala team. ShevIIn is now In England. Mi chael C Murphy, the coach. Is along with the team BROWfifi&R SCHOOL, PH. Hon of Japanese, Chinese, East Icdians and other peoples ct the Fair. The programire of the events has not vet teen completed, owing to tho diffi culty of arranging conditions and ovrnts that will be fair to all pnrtlelpar.te. but will Include 100-ard daeh. tlftj-yarJ diss, 230-yard daeh. SSO-yard run, t-ro-mllo run, onc-mlle run. a special endurance test, consisting of a long run of Ave to f.ftcen miles, standing and running bread Jump, high Jumps and possible hurdle races. Some of the regular events, such a: tho pole vault, which rcQaaro special training, will be omitted, and only thoso which will allow a fair comparison cf result will be Included. The phjeical prowess cf the va rious race of mankind may thus bo com pared under circumstances moro favor able than ever before ollcrcd or l!l.elv to be offered again during the present gen eration. rrv ni tho rtattdpolnt of popular Interest ai4 nrrsli1 WUl Pi ur.e v( ths most Impor tant events The Patagonlan Giant ard I Indiin and the different m?nncr In which the African Pjgmy, side by side. In a foot these various tspes of mankind will strive race, ths Ainu from Japan and the native from the banks of the Congo trying their po-vere of eadarance with tho American to accomplish thee resultr. should ex cite extraordinary Interest. RULES OF OLYMPIC SWIMMING AND WATER-POLO EVENTS STRICT Tn rules in th swimming "vent are strli t aid a competitor is compelled to be very careful for fear of being djquali fled The officials will consist of referee, thren Judges at finish three timkepers. one siarte- clerk of course and assistants. In tha ljO-ja-d swim each competitor wi I stand with one or both feet on the starting lino, and when the signal Is given Is to plunge. Stepping back, either before or after tha signal, wl.l not be allowed. Th start for the longer racs will be tho same ns tho 100 Sards, except thit ths competitors may start in the witer (tread-v-ater --tirt) from an imnglnarv line. Ef ch competitor will be compelled, to keep a st-aight course p-irallel with tho course of the other corrpct'tors from the starting station to tho opposite point in th finish line The men will b started tsn feet apart ar 1 ench on Is entitled to a straight lan of water, ten feet wide, from start to firish. Anv contestant who. when out of his own water, shall touch another com--petltor. Is li-ible to disqualification from that event, subject to the diccretion of the referee The finish of the race will be dele-mined v-ben anj part of the swimmer's body shall touch the finish lln In all handicap competitions a check stnrtcr is to be appointed. Ills duty will be to see that no contestant stnrts be fce his proper time He shnll report any violation of this rul to the referee, who shnll disqualify such competitor, shou d his firish affect tho result of the rice. The swimming and water-polo cham pionships to bo decided next month in connection with tho Oljmplc sames will no: only bring out all tlin crack local swimmers, but many of the foreign and champion swimmers of the wurld. It has been decided to hold tho water events in tho lake of the United States life-saving exhibit at the Fair. This will b a very suitable plac both for tho races and the water-polo games that are to bo plajcd. Tho events are both champiorship and handicap, and consist of from fifty -j ard to a mile swim, plunge for distance, fancy diving, team re lay race, teams of four men. each man to swim fifty jards, nnd a 10)-ard swim on bnck Tho handicap events onlj include 100, 2-JO. 410. hnlf mile and mile swims MANY GOOD ATHLETES FOR HIBERNIAN GAMES. The Yale and Harvard teams d parted Wednesdiv on the Teutonic for Englanl. where they will met the teams of Oxfsrd and Cambridge on Julv 23 The men on the tenms were srlectd as being the best of the ;no college athletic teams, and will represent tho United States In this meet Tho Harvard team will have a repre sentative in ea-h event, as the men are all scattered through the events The men who wear the Harvard color? are Shick for the lM-jard dash. Dives. for tho 40 ,,ard dash. Young, for the halt In connection with the Irish 6ports to be held at the Old Fair Grounds next Sunday under the auspices of th Ancient Order of Hibernian, an exhibition of rough riding will be presented by the Boer horse men now stationed at the Worlds' Fair. The Hibernian athletics are of particular Interest to local athltes on account of the. opportunity that Is present of trving out for th championship honors In the met of July 13 and 20, when the championships of the Western A. A U will be decided at the World's Fair Stadium. Thomas Kiel, all-round champ'on of the, world. Is entered In the meet "in all weight events and hurdle races. Kiely Is now In Chicago, but will return to th city Tuesday to perfect himself for the Htbernian game As the weights aro Kicly's specialties, he will erdavor to create a new world's record with the flfty-six-pound weight. The Irishman will have a strong oppo nent In th weight events in John Hol loway o New York, who made a great showirg in the all-around championship, meet recently. Another man who is good in the throw ing Is John Guiney of Andover Academy, Andovtr. Mass. 30 years old. who has a record cf 13 feet In the event He Is also good In ths broad Jump and In practice he cleared more than twenty feet. Probably cne of the most Interesting events on the programme will be the dis cus throw for old-timers. In this many of the old cracks entered and will try to make sood with the preent-day cham pion" Charles HTnenway. Chief of Pollca of Keokuk la . formerly of St. Louis, who he'd the cfc'imp'onsh'p rord for sev eral years, will compete in thl3 event. H made his reputation wh'le a member of the Irish Nationalist', and will compeW in that as'ocistion' events on July 21. The members of the fire and police de pirtmcnts are especially Interested in th team race that v-ill be cortested between theo two organization, and conslderabl monev has been wagered by friends of both departments as to the outcome of th rac The entry Ht is a large and interesting one and should afford some good sport. Th Triple a bunch will turn ont full force and t is nld th?t this club, to c s t -- -f thtc Cub's athlete", will make a hard fight for tho ereatest number of DOlnts. I In the list are entered athletes from I Kansas On. New York, and surround- Irish Nationalists' sports vhich will bo held on week later, vi'l close with John J. O'Connor. No. 371$ Thomas street, tonight. TWO OF THE BIGGEST 'VARSITY EIGHTS WHICH ARE JUST NOW IN FINE FORM l'jriU.JUBSmSr.i!XrMJ.jnA m-'uimujuwiMiL-iujj. 11 j.ij r :--Trtw -i-i ii-wrii IMOISZS V .i.tfi. t?fta?ir iYAIiE CREW .WHICH RECENTLY DEFEATED HARVARD IN THEIR ANNUAL RACE. is, spie- -jgfa-r. j--v i 1, jjl "3. w j-c-fr j-i -V "-1. . -vo &Vs?t: It-