Observatory mention 1888
THE STEEPLECHASE. PreparaUena Cetaplete for To-morrow To-morrow To-morrow Tough Saewaaee Contact. With a ffood track, and sixteen entries and very complete arransementa. it bums nta arith the weather to secure a first-rate first-rate first-rate test under the best conditions, of the running powers of the different city clubs. The clubs will be represented represented aa follows : Fiontenacs, A. La-prierre; La-prierre; La-prierre; 43rd Rifle. W. WilbV.Jaa. Dowler, Toby Allan, W, Young, J. Bray, K. Montague Jones. Le Natumale: P. Ke in- in- hard, L. Reinhard, E. Parent A. Daoust Draroona. J. ChiUick. C. Pierce. G.O.Con nor, Guards, D. R. Brown, G. MaiUienx. All ol the above runners have been putting ia bard work for aome weeka past in preparation for the event and it is difficult to surmise who will be the winner. The track, a plan of which may be seen ia Mr. R.' J. Devlin's window on Sparks St, is a difficult one and the distance a little over a mile. The borne stretch includes a crescent of 160 feet in a distance of about 200 yards, this portion being the steep bill extending from the river just belowjtbe Observatory to the Bank Street Gate. The interest taken in the race in Ottawa and Hull ia great and a crowd ia expected to witness the struggle.8ome remarkably good record record are reported to have been made at pri vate test but on to-morrow to-morrow to-morrow evening? the Ques tion will be definitely settled. The race starts at 4:30 o'clock at the gate of the Park and the finish will, be oa the road through Parliament Square just opposite the main tower. The best position to obtain a good view of the race will be oa Parliament Hill from where the starting point and the greater portion of the course can be seen, and while the competitor are climbing the Bank atreet bilL spectator will have autncient time to get down to aee the finish.