THE AUSTRALIAN BASEBALLERS,
[Per Press Association.—Copyright.]
ADELAIDE, September 15,
Several members of the baseball team who have returned confirm the failure of the tour. They lost money steadily as they went from San Francisco eastward. They made a little money in Boston and Chicago, but lost heavily through their forced stay of a month in New York. They had barely sufficient to pay their passages to England.
Mr Ashby (of Ashbv, Berg, and Co., Christchurch) saw the Derby, the Grand Prix de Paris, and other great races while in Europe, and he told a ‘ Press ’ man the other day that the English racecourses are not equal in general arrangements to Riccirton.
W. J. Stratton, who at present holds the 220 yds swimming championship of New Zealand, was one of a party which included Percy Cavill and Jack Hellings (of Sydney) to visit Brussels a fortnight back, where on July 24 an international swimming meeting was held. Stratton competed in the 600 metres championship, bet was able to get no closer than second to, Cavill’s first.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897