Category: Sport

Fight between football teams

An  exciting scene took place at the Middlewich Station, Cheshire, on Saturday evening, after a football match between Northwich and Crewe. Both teams had assembled on opposite platforms waiting for trains, and whilst they were there they began hooting and…

Race between pigeons and bees

At the village of Hamme, in Westphalia, a most singular wager has been made and won. In the sporting records of Europe there has been no such race, and its result will open for us quite a new chapter on…

A curious race

In Brooklyn under the auspices of the “New York World,” a remarkable race recently took place. The competitors were an elephant, a camel, a horse, a bicycle, and an autocar. The elephant and camel, exhibition animals were ridden by their…

Amusing incident at Rock Ferry

Whilst the football match Cheshire Lines v. South Tranmere Y.M.F.S. was in progress last Saturday, a young bullock became very frisky on seeing the players running about in their variegated jerseys. The bullock rushed in amongst the players, and finally…

A plucky dog

A curious instance of the interest taken by a dog in a horse race occurred at Jersey City on May 26. One of the contestants, a mare named Kate, broke at the beginning of a heat, when a dog which…

An elephant as football player

The singular spectacle of a football match in which an elephant was matched against a man was winessed at a circus at Spalding on Thursday night. J. Harrod, a well-known Spalding footballer, competed with the elephant but failed to get…