Lacrosse Smoker: 0051.0329

GOOD SPORTS PROMISED. – Cranbrook Will Have Some Strong Teams This Year. – Increased Interest Is Manifested. – Lacrosse, Base Ball, Foot Ball, and Tennis Clubs Are Being Organized. – Cranbrook Willing To Meet All.

                The athletic season has arrived, and the talk now is football, baseball, lacrosse and lawn tennis.  In the past, Cranbrook has had mighty good material for all kinds of athletic games, but this year there have been some newcomers who are said to be whirlwinds in any of the games.  Already the football and lacrosse and lawn tennis organizations for the season have been perfected, and it is only a question of a short time when the base ball boys will get together.

            Athletic sport is good for any town and teams should be encouraged by the people of the town.  Any one of the four games is good for the young men and worthy of liberal support by all.

            Cranbrook should win a line of victories this summer.  The men are here, and all it will take is practice.  More games are lost on the field by lack of wind than by superior playing on the part of the opposing team.

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The Lacrosse Smoker. –

            The lacrosse club gave a smoker Tuesday night.  It was not as largely attended as it should have been, but in many ways it might be considered a success.  The Cranbrook band appeared on the streets for the first time this season and aroused much favorable comment by their excellent playing, and later did much toward making the entertainment a success.  The following program was presented:

            Instrumental………. Messrs. Anderson, McSweyn, Demorast.

            Speech……………………………………………R.E. Beattie.

            Instrumental………………………………………...H. Haines.

            Talks and Fakes…………………………………..J. Hutchison.

            Speech………………………………………………W.F. Tate.

            Quartette…… Messrs. Anderson, Quain, Patterson, McSweyn.

            Song………………………………………. ……..Mr. Johnson.

            Instrumental……………….. Messrs. Anderson and McSweyn.

            Talk…………………………………………………W.T. Reid.

            The evening closed with a four round sparring match between Frank Dickinson and Tommy Turley, that furnished all kinds of fun.  T. Rookes officiated as referee, and kept the ball rolling.

            The program was in great measure impromptu, but it proved most entertaining, and the musical portion aroused a great deal of enthusiasm.

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Field Notes. -

            The lawn tennis grounds have been enlarged and put in magnificent shape.  Secretary Wood says that new members are coming in and that the club will be a strong one this year.

            Secretary Tate says that the lacrosse team this year will be a cup winner.

            Mr. Jamison, son of the superintendent, is a lacrosse and baseball player, and will play on one or both teams this year.

            Ping pong will have to take a back seat this summer.

            The base ball boys will meet in the parlors of the Cosmopolitan hotel next Tuesday evening for the purpose of forming an organization.

            The lacrosse juniors are getting ready for business and are making up a strong team.

            The Elko enthusiasts have organized a base ball team and wish to arrange for a series of games with the Cranbrook team.  They are particularly anxious to arrange a game on the 24th of May, and it is quite possible that the Cranbrook team will go down.

            Something should be done toward putting the diamond in better shape.  It is the slowest in the district, and the contrast between it and the Fernie grounds is nearly so great as that between Slippery Dick and Kimberley.  A little work would put the Cranbrook grounds in good shape.

            Every sporting organization should start out on a strictly business basis.  This is the key to success in every undertaking.

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Elko Celebration. –

            Elko citizens have started the ball rolling for the 24th and they expect to have a rousing celebration.  At a meeting held Friday night committees were appointed to take the work in hand and arrange the program.  They will have foot races, horse races, contests in all lines of athletics and a baseball game.

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0051.0329: Lacrosse Smoker

Reporting on the organization of various sports teams, including lacrosse which held a smoker including a band and speeches.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  April 24, 1902
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)

Keywords:

sports teams lacrosse baseball football tennis smoker band sparring

Subjects:

People arrow Andersonarrow
People arrow Beattiearrow
People arrow Demorastarrow
People arrow Dickinsonarrow
People arrow Hainesarrow
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People arrow Jamisonarrow
People arrow Johnsonarrow
People arrow McSweynarrow
People arrow Pattersonarrow
People arrow Quainarrow
People arrow Reidarrow
People arrow Rookesarrow
People arrow Tatearrow
People arrow Turleyarrow
People arrow Woodarrow
Sports arrow Baseballarrow
Sports arrow Boxingarrow
Sports arrow Footballarrow
Sports arrow Lacrossearrow
Sports arrow Tennisarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Entertainment arrow Smokerarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Cosmopolitanarrow
Celebrations arrow May Dayarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrookarrow
Cities arrow Elkoarrow

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