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THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, MAY 31. 1908.
Will SendRifle Team to Olympic
GOVERNMENT RIFLE USED
The U. S. Cartridge Company's Gen
erous Offer to Pay Entire Expense
of Team Schoolboy Rifle Practice
Received Impetus at Washington.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, May 30.
Arrangements are being completed
by the National Rifle Association of
America for sending a rifle team to
London to complete in the Olympic
Games. The U. S. Cartridge Com
pany has come forward with a gener
ous offer to pay the entire expenses
of the team which will consist of six
members with probably two alter
nates, a captain and quartermaster.
Gen. James A. Drain, president of the
National Rifle Association, has been
selected as captain of the team and in
this manner a double purpose will be
served for while in England, Gen.
Drain will meet the representatives
f all the foreign governments com
peting in the rifle matches and make
arrangements as far as possible for
the Palma Trophy Match to be shot
in this country in 1909. Should the
plans of the N. R. A. be successfully
executed, as no doubt they will, the
the names of the winning le;un and
the details of the contest. This
trophy has been won by Princeton
ami George Washington Universities.
The Wakefield range has been
placed at the disposal of the N. R. A
by the Massachusetts Rifle Assoc
lion. It is the range on which the
N'ew England Rifle Association holds
its annual matches and is within
thirty minutes ride of Boston. A
number of universities and colleges
have rille clubs atTilliated with th.
X. R. A. and a good attendance is ex
THE LATEST FASHION NEWS
The movement for schoolboy rifle
practice received a powerful impetus
from the schoolboy matches held in
Washington recently. The National
Capital Rifle and : Revolver club,
small but energetic organization and
numbering among its members sonic
of the best pistol shots in the covin
try, undertook the task ot conducting
the tournament. The newspapers co
operated heartily, the Evening Star
and Washington 'limes giving hand
some silver cups to be competed for
annually until won three times. There
were company, battalion and inter
school shoots, with competitions on
the sub-target gun and competitions
for officers and for individual prizes.
Speaking of the competition secre
tary A. S. Jones in his report to the
National Rifle Association, says:
"The National Capital Rifle and Re
volver Club ranges arc the best I
have seen for contests of this nature.
They are located at the end of the
drill hall and are 16 in number. Rec
ord shooting is carried on iron tar
gets but for this shoot the Meyns
system of overhead trolleys to carry
the target to and from the backstop
was installed and gave tniick and cf-
Palma Match of next year will be the
greatest contest ever held for this j ticent service. The shooting was all
Tenowned trophy, now in the posses-! done at fifty feet and on the N. R. A.
sion of the United States.
Letters have been sent to the ad
jutants general of all states and ter
ritories, to the heads of the official
military establishments, to civilian
clubs and others, notifying them of
the preliminary contests to be held
for places on the team. These will
probably be held on three ranges in
targets with one inch bulls eye. All
matches were shot in strings of ten
shots for which a charge of live cents
was made. The new 22 caliber U. S.
Army rifle was used and again dem
onstrated its efficiency. It carried
a .22 caliber short cartridge, of which
all the different makes were used,
the elevations being the same.
order to attract the largest possible j "Alout 3,000 targets were used and
number of competitors. The ranges 1 30,000 rounds of ammunition cxpend-
400 boys participated and
itied as Junior Marksmen and
Mass. A number of the best shots i received medals. So much interest
will be selected from each competi- was created by this shoot, which was
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A novelty In the way of a mourning
Tell Is a square uieslt not trimmed
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selected are Camp Perry, Ohio; Seajed. Nearly
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tion to meet on an Eastern range
shortly prior to the sailing of the
team, where the final competition will
be held. The team will then be
selected and will have a few days
practice before sailing. It is under
stood the government rifle will be
used together with ammunition of the
U.' S. Cartridge Company, similar to
that furnished by this Company to the
government, although in view of the
importance of these matches it is
possible the U. S. Cartridge Comp
any may supply ammunition especial
ly designed for the purpose, which is
allowable under the rules governing
the matches. The team will probab
originally designed for the white
companies of school cadets, that the
colored schools took it up and
matches between the two colored
high schools were held extending
over four nights and under the same
auspices. A list of prizes was secur
very favorably with that for the white
I schools and the scores were about
j the same. The prizes for the white
j schools were presented at the close
j of the match but the colored schools
, arranged a special meeting for the:
j exercises, which was attended by
j representatives of the club, tthe N.
R. A. and the War Department.
Gen. James A. Drain presented the
ly be accompanied by a number of , prizes in both instances. Boston i
enthusiasts on rifle practice as was arranging for a schoolboy tourna
the case when tthe Palma team went i ment in the fall and Denver has been
abroad some years ago. In addition
to the team match at 200, 500, 600,
800, 900, and 1,000 yards, there will
be a team match at 300 meters and
an individual competition at 1.00(1
yards, to which the entries are limited
to 12 from each county. The match
es will be shot on the famous Bisley
The National Rifle Association has
extended an invitation to the leading
universities and colleges to partici
pate in an intercollegiate rille match
to be held on the Wakefield (Mass)
range during the third week in June.
There is an exceptionally handsome
trophy for this match, comprising
among other features an open book
on whose bronze pages are inscribed
conducting one although not unde
the auspices of the N. R. A. Th
Denver City Troop furnished th
medals and the match was shot on it
i rane. A large number of the cadet
and national guard officers were pres
ent as spectators and the interest ex
ceeded that anticipated by those pro
moting the shoot. Four companie
completed the match being won by
tthe team from Company C (Manna
Training High School). The schoo
clubs will probably affilliate with the
N. R. A.
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