VAULTING.The first event on the programme was the two-hand vault, for which there were eight entries: T. C. Bachelder, '83; A. C. Denniston, '83; G. B. Morison,'83; W. Soren, '83; C. H. Atkinson, '85; M. J. Stone, '85; S. Cary, '86; S. H. Fessenden, '86.
The bar was started at about 5 ft. 5 in., and was raised gradually until it reached 6 ft. 6 1/4 in., when Bachelder and Denniston failed in two trials, and dropped out. When the bar reached 6 ft. 9 3/4 in. Morison, Cary and Fessenden failed, leaving Stone, Soren and Atkinson. The two first-mentioned soon after failed. and Mr. Atkinson, clearing the bar with ease, was adjudged the winner with a record of 7 ft. 1 in., 1 1/4 in. better than was made last year.
LIGHT-WEIGHT SPARRINGWas next in order. There were four contestants: W. H. Page, '83, H. M. Ayars, '86, F. S. Parker, '86, W. A. Stebbins, '86. Mr. Page won the middle-weight championship last week and it was expected that he would have rather an easy time of it with his lighter competitors. O. G. Smith, '83, who intended to enter in this event and who would undoubtedly have made a hard fight for the cup, was prevented from contesting by severe illness. The first bout was between W. A. Stebbins and W. H. Page. Stebbins was very tall for his weight, and had an exceedingly long reach, which stood him in good stead with his hard-hitting adversary.
First round - Stebbins led off with his right hand, but Page escaped by a neat duck, but he tried it once more with good success and caught Page on the side of the head. Page led for stomach and head, but was forced to fight very wary to escape Stebbins' right, which was used with good effect. The round closed a little in favor of Stebbins.
Second round - Page swung his right twice on Stebbins' side with good effect. Stebbins in turn got in two good leads, while Page kept swinging for his side. Soon after Page got in a good round shot on Stebbins' head, which staggered him for a moment. Both men desisted from rushing, each sparring off a great deal.
Third round - Both men fought hard from the beginning, and Page by a round blow floored his antagonist. The bout was given to Page.
Second bout - The second bout of the light-weight sparring was between H. M. Ayars, '86, and F. S. Parker, '86.
First round - Both men opened well and for a time leads, counters and body blows followed each other in rapid succession, much to the delight of the audience. Ayars, who was quicker and more scientific than his adversary, had the best of this round.
Second round - Once more the men went at it with a will, Parker leading and Ayars countering with good success. Ayars got in some leads and body blows and was loudly applauded. Parker stood up to his work with a will, however, and the contest was most exciting.
Third round - Parker led off with his right, only to have it returned with interest by a solid cross counter from Ayars, who forced the fighting with good success, although Parker was not slow in returning the many blows which his opponent offered. The bout was given to Ayars.
CLUB SWINGING.For the club swinging there were three entries: A. Hamlin, '84; E. N. Snyder, '86; H. A. Taylor, '86. All of the men showed great proficiency and executed many difficult and graceful movements which elicited much applause. The cup was awarded to Hamlin, who executed some very difficult movements with apparent ease, winning hearty applause.
FENCING.R. D. Smith, '86; W. O. Underwood, '84, and R. D. Foote, '86. were the entries for this event, and of these Underwood was the only one who had fenced in the gymnasium before. As Foote had drawn the bye, the first bout was between Smith and Underwood. Both men appeared quite proficient, and displayed great agility in lunging and parrying. Underwood's left-handed thrust proved very effective. He succeeded by a dexterous turn in disarming his antagonist several times, and finally won the bout by 7 points to 3.
STANDING HIGH JUMP.The next event was the standing high jump, for which there were seven entries: D. B. Chamberlain, '86; A. C. Denniston, '83; T. C. Bachelder, '83; W. Soren, '83; F. B. Fay, '83; C. O. Lander, '86; G. B. Morison, '83.
Mr. Soren won for us the best college record in this event at the inter-collegiate games, and it was almost a foregone conclusion that he would take the cup, but the numerous entries made the contest exciting and interesting to the spectators. The bar was started at 3 ft. 6 in. Mr. Lander was the first to fail at 4 ft. 4 1-10 in. When the bar reached 4 ft. 5 1/2 in. Morison, Bachelder and Denniston failed, leaving Soren, Chamberlain and Fay. At 4 ft. 7 1-10 in. Fay dropped out, and at 4 ft. 9 8-10 in. Chamberlain failed, leaving Soren the winner, who made a record of 4 ft. 11 3-10 in.
FEATHER-WEIGHT SPARRING.As Mr. G. H. Heilbron, '83, was the only entry this event was not contested, and the cup was given to Heilbron who has won this event for the past two years.