Græco-Roman Games in California.

Journal of Manly Arts
May 2003

by Arthur Inkersley
Originally published in Outing magazine, February, 1895, No. 5, p. 409-416.

had attended it during the first week, when it was the fashionable thing, or that the performance was not of a kind to appeal to the tastes of the people intended to be attracted by the reduced price. Thus it seems that the club must rest content with the applause and congratulations of a large section of the people, the almost universal commendation of the press, and the consciousness of having produced a most novel and interesting spectacle.

during the first week at an extra cost of a dollar each, and the show was continued for a second week at popular prices, i..e., fifty cents for admission and fifty cents more for a reserved seat. But by this time the management had begun to be afraid to spend more money and cut down the advertising, which had hitherto been very liberal. The result was that the second week cost more than it brought in, leaving a deficit of about one hundred dollars a night. It also appeared that most of the people in the city who really cared for the show

so many details, and requiring so much exact antiquarian knowledge, could hardly escape all criticism. Mr. Clement Scott, the well-known dramatic critic of the London Telegraph, writes as follows: "I thought it one of the best-arranged and most elaborate amateur exhibitions I have ever seen. The chariot-driving and horse contests were splendid, as good as anything yet devised by Barnum or Imre Kiralfy." But, kindly as this is, he puts his finger upon a weak spot when he goes on to say: "I do not think that some of the

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