Second Winter Meeting.
EIGHTY-SIX VICTORIOUS IN THE TUG-OF-WAR.
FEATHER-WEIGHT SPARRING.F. P. Clement, '88, H. D. Cheever, '88. Clement led off for Cheever's head but his blows were dodged by the latter, who got in a round shot on Clements' body. Clement, however, soon found an opening, and sent in a rushing blow with his right on Cheever's jaw. The second round was rather tame, neither receiving any punishment. In the third round Clement led off finely, following up quickly with his right, and succeeded in planting several blows on Cheever's face and body before the latter seemed to know what he was up to. Cheever tried to rally, but his leading was poor and his countering ineffective. Clement was declared winner.
STANDING HIGH JUMP.The entries for the standing high jump were S. H. Fessenden, '86, H. L. Clark, '87, E. H. Rogers, '87, C. O. Lander, '86, and T. C. Bachelder, L. S. Of these all contested except Fessenden. All the contestants succeeded in clearing the bar for the first few trials, then Lander failed, followed by Bachelder and Rogers, leaving Clark the winner, with a record of 4 ft., 6 in. This is 2 1-2 inches lower than the jump made by Chamberlain, '86, last year.
LIGHT-WEIGHT SPARRING.First bout, E. L. Blossom, '88, and S. Coolidge, '86. Coolidge led off with his left, but his blow was returned by Blossom for the body. Blossom rushed his man and soon got in a right-hander which sent his opponent to the floor. When time was called again, Coolidge was rather groggy. Blossom, however, went at him as fiercely as before, and by hammering him with his right, succeeded in knocking him out, thus winning the bout.
Second bout, F. P. Clement, '88, and E. C. Wright, '86. Clement led by planting his left and right on his opponents body. These blows Wright returned by stooping down and planting several blows on the top to Clement's head. Clement did some good dodging, but was unable to reach Wright's head, owing to the latter's superior height. In the second round, Clement led off with his left, following it up with his right, for his opponents head. Both men then got in several quick blows and appeared pretty evenly matched. In the third round Clement made several pretty leads, but Wright countered well, and drove his man before him. Clement, however, was quick in dodging and countering, and returned blow for blow. The bout was awarded to Clement.
Third bout, W. H. Paine, L. S., and Clement. Paine led off by planting his left on Clement's body, and the latter returned by landing several blows on Paine's head and driving him on to the settees. Paine then rallied and put in some stinging blows on Clement's head and body. In the second round Paine went in for business, and his superior weight began to tell. He did effective work with his left, but many of his blows were dodged and countered by Clement. The third round made it plain that although Clement was more scientific, he was too light to stand up before his adversary. Paine planted some heavy blows on Clement's face, and was awarded the bout.
The final bout between Paine and Blossom was marked by heavy hitting. Blossom evidently had sparred but little, and relied upon his right hand to knock out his opponent. He not only was unsuccessful, but was slugged severely in return by Paine, who then won the cup.
TWO-HAND FENCE VAULT, (HANDICAP.)The handicaps were as follows: J. D. Bradley, '86, 9 inches; O. S. Howard, '85, 8 inches; S. Cary, '86, 8 inches; T. C. Bachelder, L. S., 8 inches; C. H. Atkinson. '85, scratch. The event was won by Cary, who cleared 6 ft., 7 1-2 in. Atkinson cleared 7 ft., 1 3 4 in., which is 2 inches less than what he made last year when he broke the record for this event.
ROPE CLIMBING.G. A. Pudor, '86, had a walk-over in this event. In attempting to break the Harvard record, 20 7-8 seconds, he got entangled in the safety rope when near the ceiling, and lost a few seconds, finally reaching the top in 25 seconds. Mr. Pudor made a record of 22 3-4 seconds in this event last year.
FENCING.The only entries in this event were A. H. Morris, '85, and C. O. Lander, '86. Mr. Morris contested this event last year, being defeated by Mumford, '84, after a close struggle. The contest of Saturday last was very even, neither of the gentlemen having any great superiority over the other. In the latter part of the event Mr. Lander succeeded in getting under his opponents guard and disarming him. The event was won by Lander; score, seven to six.
EXIHBITION BY THE 'VARSITY CREW.The appearance of the 'Varsity crew was hailed with applause by the audience, more especially by the ladies, who seemed to thoroughly appreciate the fine condition of the crew. The men took their places in the following order, facing the southern end of the hall.
Bow. Brooks, '87.
2. Russel, '87.
3. Keyes, '87.
4. Colony, '85.
5. Yocum, '85.
6. Storrow, '85, (Capt.)
7. Burgess, '87.
Stroke. Mumford, '87.
The crew started slowly and then spurted for about a hundred strokes. It was a noticeable fact that Captain Storrow was the only member of the present crew who rowed in the gymnasium exhibition of last year. The new men showed up in good form, Colony, '85, being noticeable for his good physique.
CLUB SWINGING.O. R. Hansen, '85, who won this event last year, was the only competitor in the event last Saturday. Mr. Hansen gave a beautiful exhibition with the clubs, showing greater proficiency than has been seen at a winter meeting for some years.
TUG-OF-WAR.The final event of the meeting was the tug-of-war between eighty-six and eighty-five. For this event the floor was, for a wonder, kept entirely clear, so that the spectators experienced no difficulty in watching the progress of the contest. The signal cord was operated by Mr. Sexton, '84, and the word was given by Mr. Morison, '83. Some time was consumed in getting a fair start, but when the word was finally given both teams came down with an even drop. By repeated heaves the ribbon was brought over to the '86 side, and at the end of the first minute this team was three inches to the good. This lead was increased to four inches at the end of the second minute, and five inches at the end of the third. At this point the seniors made a desperate rally, and got back some of their lost rope, so that at the end of the fourth minute the juniors had only four inches. By repeated heaves, however, the juniors brought the ribbon more to their side, and, making a tremendous heave at the last instant, won by six inches. The usual demonstration of class enthusiasm followed as the juniors bore their victorious team from the hall amid repeated cheers. The teams were made up as follows: '85, Simes, Boyden, Gorham, Gilman (anchor). '86, Adams, Churchill, Cabot, Dewey (anchor.)
The officers of the meeting were: Referee, G. B. Morison '83; judges, W. Soren, '83, and A. C. Denniston, '83; referee of sparring and judgs of fencing, John Boyle O'Reilly; judges of sparring, Clifford Brigham, '79, and W. A. Morrison, M. S.