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The wheelmen will have their long
looked-for innings to-morrow. The much
talked of 100-mile relay race will draw an
immense crowd to the start and finish of
the race. According to correspondence
from . Los Anereles and Sacramento the
wheel is becoming very popular.
The anglers will be out in strong force
to-morrow, and judging from the success
some stream-whippers have had during the
week excellent rosulta may be looked for.
There will W- pigeon-shooting at the
Oakland track, coursing in San Mateo
, County, and athletic sports at the Olympic
grounds- on Sunday.
' THE WHEEL,
Look Out for the Greatest Event of the Sea
son To-Morrow in Cycling.
• All preparations have been completed for
the gTeat. 100-mile relay race to be run
around the bay to-morrow. The men are
in splendid condition, and everything
points to its being the greatest contest on
the road ever held between the wheelmen
of this part ofcthe State. For the past few
days the men have been training over the
particular course they will ride, but to-day
they will rest up so as to be in the best
shape for to-morrow's trials.
A complete list of all the riders of the
seven different clubs entered, with the re
lays they would each ride, was published
in yesterday's Call. Comparisons of the
men, according to their known abilities as
road-racers, have since been made, and it is
Lard to see where any one club has an ad
vantage.-.^ They are all about evenly
matched- and should finish very close to
each other, barring accidents. In this
latter regard. every rider has been provided
with-' atrajLler from his club, who will start
one minute later than the relay riders and
•follow* them for each ten-mile stretch. In
case Of- a- breakdown the trailer will give
"up his wheel to the rider, who can Thus
continue -on his course, but in no event
can this exchange be made except in case
of an accident, and the trailer cannot take
the relay packet of his clubmate on to the
next station should he be injured. Tims
the club loses all chances in the race if the
relay man is unable to ride.
TtsU'filay Mayor Sutro of this city in
dited seven letters, all alike, to Mayor
Davie of. Oakland, which the riders will
carry-in their leather pockets. Oakland's
Mayor w.ill beat the finish to receive this
communication, and the club which can
first deliver him the epistle, after carrying
it around the bay by ten relays, will be de
clared the winner of the race.
The start will be promptly at 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning from in front of the
Rambler agency. Market street, between
Ninth and Tenth, Mr. Varney being the
donor of; the trophy for which the clubs
will ride— an elegant silver cup, which re
mains- in. the possession of the winning
clubs irtim year to year. The Garden City
Cyclefs of San Jose now have it, owing to
their.victory in the race a year ago. They
claim to have the material in their team to
enable- theni to retain it another year, but
this is ..loudly disputed by all the other
clubs, and "the fact is they will have to ride
faficT than ever before if they expect to do
The Bay City Wheelmen want that cup
this year* and the care they have exercised
in selecting their team, and the careful at
tention and conscientious training the men
have undergone, indicates a determination
to- get possession of it if possible. They
have TTTbricht and Lacey of Los Angeles,
who arrived yesterday morning and are
now at their relay stations, the second and
ninth, respectively, and the balance of the
team comprises some of the best road
riders in the State. President Kerrigan
exhibited with some pride yesterday a tel
egram from an absent member sf the club,
Harry Larkin, who is at present in Port
land/ It reads: "You can win Sunday's
relay race if you have sand." Mr. Kerri
gan asserts if that is all that is needed,
they have the race already won, but is
more pleased at the club loyalty that in
spired a fellow-member nearly 800 miles
away to wire such words of encourage
The Olympic Wheelmen's team has been
so badly "crippled by accidents to the men
that they admit they stand but a small
chance of -winning, but every one admires
their pluck in staying with the issue under
such a heavy handicap, and their fellow
members will be none the less enthusiastic
should they finish first or last.
A list.-of officials has been given out by M.
R. Gibson. ;who as chairman of the road
racing committee of the Associated Clubs,
had trrat matter in charge. They are as
follows: lleferee, Henry F. Wynne, presi
dent C,. A. C. C. ; starter. DeWitt Van
Court; ,; Acm e; clerk. V. A. Hancock, Bay
City'; scorer, L. Jacobus, Reliance; judges
and timers, L. D. Owens, Olympic; C. J.
Sullivan, San Jose Road Club; H. A. Alex
ander,'-. Garden City; E. B. Jerome, Reli
ance; T. Williams, Californias; G. F.
2s r ecce, " Acme; George P. Wetmore, Bay
Now,' in regard to witnessing this race;
if yoU want to see both the first and last
relays I should advise a short spin Sunday
morning to the top of the six-mile hill or
some place along there. Then you can see
the men as they come along and the
trailers after them, and if you are on the
hill and. belong to a club that has a team
in the race don't fail to have your wheel
ready to lend to your club mate if he
should break down on the hill, which is a
rough place and hard on light racing
wheels. Many spectators will go as far
as Baden, a half mile this side of which
town the first relay ends and the exchange
of packets is made.
Having had your wits scared half out of
you watching the break-neck pace of the
men down past the Six-mile House, you
have then ample time to wheel back tothe
city, get luncheon and cross the bay in
time to see the finish, which will be at the
junction of Ninth avenue and Fourteenth
street, East Oakland, as per map published
in the Call last Saturday, showing com
pletely the relay course through Oakland.
To reach this point take the local train to
<linton or Brooxlyn stations, ride north to
Fourteenth street and you can follow the
route to the finish. Or you can leave the
train at Oak-street station, ride to Twelfth ,
street, then turn to the right and pass Lake i
Merritt and turn up Fourth avenue to
Seventeenth street, and then you are but
iive blocks from the finish at Ninth avenue. !
The Hay wards electric-cars pass the nearest |
to the "finish for those who are without j
To-morrow's race promises to be one of I
the most hotly contested rides between the
different clubs around the bay ever wit
nessed on the road. Every club is "out to
win," and it is safe to say that last year's |
record of 5 hours 22 mm. 21 sec. will be !
lowered fully twenty minutes. Wells, |
Kdwards, Castlemau, Foster, Harbottle, |
Reid and Otto Ziegler will finish the race
for their clubs, and in the last ten miles
the San Lcandro ten-mile record of 27:15
will probably be dropped out of sight.
Captain Etting took a party of a dozen
members of the Pacific Cycling Club to
Tocaloma last Sunday. They left here at
9 a. M. and after a pleasant ride and an ex
cellent dinner returned by 5 o'clock. The
home trip was in the nature of a road race,
each man trying his best to be the first to
reach San Anselmo, but they all had to
slow up on White's Hill and so came in in
To-day the likenesses of Harry F. Terrill,
the well-known racer of the Bay City
Wiifelmen, and John Kitchen Jr., the
genial captain of the Acme Club Wheel
men, are presented. Terrill haa been be
'ore us so frequently in his racing career of
the past three years that it is not necessary
to give an extended account of his many
successes. He rode his novice at Sacra
mento in 1892, makinsr his first appearance
at the same time with C. S. Wells. During
1893 he was in particularly good form, and
was classed with the best riders of the
coast, holding for a time the quarter-mile
record of 32 seconds, beating Foster, Wells,
Fox and Ziegler. In the spring of 1804 he
made an excellent showing at the Mid
winter Fair tournament, but was taken ill
shortly afterward, and spent the balance of
the year traveling in an endeavor to recu
perate. He spent the winter in Honolulu
with T. A. Griffiths, his club mate, and
since their return, two months ago, they
have both been training diligently for the
H. F. Terrill, One of the Champion
Riders of the Coast.
coming races. Terrill is in splendid form
at present, and will be at the front in many
a hot finish in class A and on the road.
He will ride through San Jose in the Bay
City's relay team to-morrow.
Captain Kitchen of the Acme Club
wheelmen has been identified with wheel
ing for several years past, and deserves his
present position for the prominent part he
has taken and the assistance he has lent
his club. He has never aspired to be a
racer, but won his novice in good style last
April, and can ride at a rattling pace on
the road. What his present condition is
can be best judged to-morrow, when he
will ride the fourth relay for the Acmes.
The Los Angeles wheelmen's fifth annual
Santa Monica road race, to be run, as
usual, on July 4, is already attracting a
great deal of attention in the southern part
of the State, and it is quite likely that a
number of the riders from here will attend.
The prize list this year will be larger and
better than ever before.
The Imperial Cycling Club will run a
ten-mile road race over the San Leandro-
Haywards course on the 28th of this
month. W. A. Burke, the Los Angeles
flyer, has recently become a member of this
Mi --srs. Conger, Howe and Douglass of
the Imperials arrived at Victoria, by
steamer, last Sunday, and will visit friends
there and at Vancouver before starting on
the return trip by wheel. They will leave
Vancouver oil the 11th inst. and will ride
all the way to this city by easy stages. The
wheelmen of the north have treated them
royally since their arrival there, an excur
sion to Nanaimo, a theater party and a
banquet being but a part of their enter
The Outing Road Club will hold a club
run to-morrow to Baden to witness the
finish of the first relay and will then re-
John Kitchen Jr., Captain of the Acme
turn and cross the bay to witness the end
of the race. The run to San Mateo last
I Sunday was well attended and very much
An accurate account of the accident
I which happened at the San Jose track, in
! which several eood riders were injured,
■ was not obtainable until yesterday, when
j the following was learned from Russell
I Cushing, who is now in this city and is
I just recovering from his severe snake up.
\ It seems Cushing and Chapman were on a
j tandem pacine Coulter and going at a
2:15 gait, when the rear tire of the tandem
; blew out. throwing the riders with great
; force on the track. Coulter was too close
behind the tandem to turn out and ran
over them, being thrown clear over his
handle-bars and alighting on his hands,
j with the result that both wrists were badly
t sprained. Cushing was terribly cut up and
j it was seen at once that he would be un
i able to ride his relay for the Garden City
Cyclers, so Dick Moody was substituted.
i Coulter has recovered sufficiently to be
j able to ride for the Olympics to-morrow,
I and Chapman escaped with but a few
bruises, so that he will be seen on the
Olympic's fifth relay.
The Imperial Cycling Club held a meet
ing last Thursday night and the incorpora
j tion of the club was the principal item of
I discussion. Plans were formulated to this
j end. An election to fill the vacant office
i of second lieutenant will be held on the
15th inst., the nominees being A. L. Hol
ling and William Howatt. The former will
probably be elected.
Messrs. Stratton and Grant of the Olym
pic Wheeiraen rode to San Jose last Satur
day and the following day continued on to
Gilroy. They report the roads all the way
to be in excellent condition, and with a
strong wind at their backs, the ride was
A large party of the Bay City Wheel
men rode to San Jose last Sunday, most of
whom made the return trip by wheel, thus
making a complete "century.
Byrne and Metealf, the Imperial Club's
racers, with Trainer Eldridge, will go to
San Jose Monday, and commence active
training for the races to be held there April
19 and 20. Byrne' got a month's leave ofi
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895.
absence from business, and he should be
in excellent shape for these races and the
events at Oakland on May day.
C. F. Chandler, J. W. Leavitt, H. W.
Welch and W. P. Taylor are the latest aa
ditions to the roll of the Bay City Wheel
men. The first thing Uibricht and Lacey
did on their arrival here Friday morning
from Los Angeles was to go to the club,
and, seeing these men's applications, they
voted for them, Lacey saying: "1 always
want to vote for a man who is desirous of
joining the B. C. W."
The road to Camp Taylor is remarkably
good for this season of the year, as the
writer and W. H. Stinson found, to their
surprise, last Saturday while touring to
Tocaloma. White's Hill is unrideable on
either side, but as this is always a danger
ous part of the road at any time, it is bet
ter to walk most of it. From Camp Taylor
to Tocaloma, however, there are about four
miles of the hardest walking I ever en
countered, the road for the most part be
ing absolutely unrideable. Spaldikg.
Items of Interest to Trap-Shooters — Pre
caution Against Accidental
It would not be out of place if the differ
ent gun clubs of this city would use the
same precaution against accident that is
employed by sportsmen of many Eastern
towns and cities. The Riverton Gun Club,
which is one of the most prominent trap
shooting organizations east of the Rockies,
has had a notice posted on their grounds,
and within full view of tne sportsmen,
bearing the following rules:
1. Pointing a gun at any one, $10.
2. Shooting at stray pigeons, $10.
3. Shooting a gun without permission of
referee, except when at the score, $5.
4. Approaching or leaving the score with
loaded gun, or turning 1 from the score with a
loaded or empty shellin the gun, $5.
5. While at the score shooter must not close
his gun while trapper is in the field. Fine for
this offense, .f2.
These same rules are enforced by the
Westminster, Larchmont, Carteret and
Accidents are very liable to happen at
any time amone the most cautious sports
men and too much care in the handling of
firearms cannot be used, especially so in
squad-shooting at blue rocks.
Nothing will injure the reputation of a
club so much as a careless set of gunners
who are always endangering the lives of
those about them by the reckless way in
which they handle firearms.
The following shooting contests will be
held to-day: The Alameda Sportsmen's
Association will shoot at live birds at
Dieves', near San Leandro. The Electric
Gun Club and the California Wing Club
will buru powder at the Oakland track.
Night Lines and Explosives Are Being Used
in the Paper-Mill Creek.
Now for trouting. Sunday being an off
day from the grinding-stone and the first
real holiday of the open season, passengers
on the early boats and trains leaving this
city for the north and south need not feel
at all alarmed or embarrassed at the ap
pearance of a strange and grotesque, crowd
of boys and men with baskets strapped on
their shoulders and gumboots covering
their nether extremities.
People dressed as described are lovers of
nature and of quiet sport. They are rep
resentatives of the so-called gentle art pas
time, and, generally speaking, good-hearted
fellows who are always ready to share their
catch with their less fortunate companions. |
Seldom anglers quarrel. A growling, |
snarling angler is a curiosity, out occa- j
sionally the curious is met with during '
the first few weeks of the open season for j
It is by no means a difficult thing to
select from the angling army proper a
raw recruit. A veteran stream -whipper
can detect a new broom with closed eyes,
as the tyro, although he may be totally
ignorant of the art of trout-fishing, can
out-talk a dozen practical riy-casters.
When on a stream the novice is a most
confounded nuisance, as he will act ex
actly opposite to the wishes of the anglers
who ha\G learned from years of experience
that much caution and discernment must
be exercised when wading a creek so as
not to discolor the water or disturb the
fish in any way.
The man with the new basket and
angling outfit, unless he should be in the
company of some good advisers, is certain
to kick up more sediment when wading a |
creek than would a herd of cattle. A trout
is not a sleeping beauty by any means, but
on the contrary the denizens of the moun
tain streams are at all times on the alert
and take warning at the least thing that
happens out of the general routine.
What more strange and frightful to a
speckled or silvered beauty than a metro
politan dude who, to be in" the swim, must
invest in an angling outfit. Everything he
carries must be new, not barring the cigar
ette, which is a luxury the new-man-on
the-stream cannot dispense with. One
trial generally satisfies the novice that
trout-fishing is by no means the pleasant
and rosy pastime he had been given to un
derstand. During the day, while in his
wild dash through the stream, he meets
with many mishaps. His boots are nail
less and when least expected he finds him
self on all-fours with the cold and chilly
water running down his back. The under
growth in some parts is heavy and the new
man-on-the-stream has- discovered, much
to his chagrin, that to make a successful
passage through the brambled barrier
he must get down on his marrow
bones and crawl. If he is of a
constitution that is not impregnable
to the attacks of poison oak, he may count
upon a few weeks of torture which only
those who had "caught on" can illustrate
correctly, and of course sach small inci
dents as may be accounted for in the way
of scratched hands and faces and blistered
feet are unworthy of mention, as they are
of a very common kind. However, not
withstanding the many unexpected snr
prisesthe tyro will meet when on a trouting
outing he can certainly hope for forgive
ness from the«master mechanics of the rod
if he will but adhere to the golden rule,
which is to proceed cautiously when in the
lead of a brother angler and not kick up a
cloud of disturbance at every step he takes.
Indeed, the angler who will adhere to dry
land and keep out of the wet as much as
possible is certain to return at the end of
the day's whipping with the better basket
Commissioner Emeric cannot have an
eye on his deputies at all time 3, conse
quently he cannot be held responsible for
many unsportsmanlike proceedings some
of the deputies have been accused of.
However, as the old adage truly says:
"We do not have to go from home always
to find surprises." The Call has come
out fiatfooted on the question of fish and
game preservation, and whenever the
Commissioners or their deputies fail to do
their sworn duty the Call will apprize the
sportsmen and anglers of the state of the
fact. Mr. Emeric has unquestionably in
augurated a first-class policy in the direc
tion of protection to game and fish, and to
pursue it he must necessarily remove any
officers who will shrink from or neglect a
duty he is owing the taxpayers of this
So far as protection to fish is concerned,
the Call has excellent information now at
hand of the manner in which the fish law
was observed last Sunday on Paper-mill
Creek, in the vicinity of Tocaloma, which
place is now noted as a hotbed for the
foreign poaching element. Night lines
and explosives were freely used in the cap
ture of steelheads which had congregated
in the deep pools of the creek in the imme
diate vicinity of Tocaloma. It is said that
a deputy Fish Commissioner was on the
stream on the day in question, but if he
had been on duty he certainly neglected to
visit the poachers' paradise.
Several fish, ranging in size from six
inches to two feet in length, were displayed
by gentlemen of easy trade to sportsmen
who were waiting over until Monday so as
to get the cream of the opening day of the
trout-fishing season. The successruf poach
ers would give no explanation as to how
they had captured their "beauties," but
they seemed to be in no wise alarmed
when given to understand that a Fish Com
missioner's deputy was somewhere in the
neighborhood. In fact they smiled cun
ningly when the name of a deputy was
mentioned. On Monday morning six boxes
of fish were shipped from Tocaloma to this
city, and this ends the first chapter of the
Fish Commissioner's good work on the
Paper-mill Creek. It is safe to say, how
ever, that the fishing in the vicinity of
Tocaloma will not amount to much this
Some splendid catches have been made
during the week in the Lagunitas. One
gentleman returned last Monday with a
basket of seventy-five trout, ten of which
weighed over one pound. The waters of
the streams are in splendid order now and
good sport should result to-day and to
PACIFIC GROVE ANGLERS.
A Wheelman Who Rode a Long Distanoe to
Get Into the Big Fish Conntry.
Pacific Grove, April 5.— J. Stanley
Gosbey, a well-known bicyclist and mem
ber of the Reliance Club of Oakland, has
distinguished himself as a daring bicyclist
and lucky fisherman, and has caused a
little stir in sporting circles by his wonder
ful ride and his big trout catch.
On Saturday last the quiet streets of the
"City of the Pines" were somewhat en
livened by the appearance of a man on a
wheel, but at first sight it was hard to as
certain whether it was a wheelbarrow or a
bicycle he was on, as it was so loaded
down with camping utensils, fishing-rods,
baskets, bait-cans, etc.
It was soon learned that the wheelman
was going trout-fishing down the coast to
the Little Sur, a distance of forty odd miles,
over one of the heaviest and most danger
ous roads in this section of the State. At
places the road runs so narrow that it is
J. Stanley Gosbey.
merely a trail, and often you can look
hundreds of feet below over a high preci
pice. These did not daunt the daring
rider, and he arrived safe at his destination
some time that afternoon.
Gosbev was quite disappointed at finding
the creek so high, but, being a good angler,
he climbed to the head waters of the creek,
a distance of nearly fifteen miles, canning
his outfit on his back, and here he met
with better luck and soon had a whopper
hooked. It just took him twenty-two
minutes to land his enormous prize, but he
said it seemed a week.
His eight-ounce rod bent under the
heavy strain and at any moment he ex
pected the little No. 4 hook to break. The
fish measured 33% inch g long and weighed
just 9% pounds. The next was also a
steelhead, 28 inches lone and scaled 6%
pounds. The remainder of his catch aver
aged from G to 16 inches, and the total
weight was 32 pounds.
When Mr. Gosbey rode into town with
his catch he was the observed of all ob
servers. The wheelman and angler is a
finely built young man and as strong as an
ox; he has made several records on his
wheel. At one time he rode from Oakland
to Pacific Grove, a distance of 125 miles, in
eleven hours. He has left for San Jose to
train for the races on the 19th inst., and
expects to carry off some of the honors.
Among the successful anglers from here
are W. Hollenbeck, W. Dunlap, E. C. Buf
fon, Charles Moves and several others, all
of Pacific Grove."
The Alta, a 50-foot naphtha launch, is
now running between Monterey and the
Mr. Qosbey Displaying: His Catch— the
First of the Season.
Big Sur, wnich affords an excellent oppor
tunity for anglers who do not care to risk
the dangerous road.?. The salmon run
this year will probably commence early
and is expected to be large.
The Modesto Sportsmen Are Determined to Be
in the Swim in Fnture.
The. sportsmen of Modesto had a great
coursing match on Sunday last. Crowds
gathered from all quarters. Merced,
Stockton, Turlock, Montpelier, Oakdale
and, of course, Modesto, were represented.
The meet took place on Leitch's ranch,
about twelve miles from the town. A.
Givens acted as judge and gave good satis
faction in all the courses save one, that
between the dogs Black Jack and Shylock.
Most of the crowd thought the former
should have got the course, but the judge
thought otherwise and awarded Shylock
the honors. This caused some "kicking,"
but otherwise everything went off
The sport commenced at 10:30 a. m.
There were sixteen dogs in the stake, and
during the day the coursing was first class,
and the crowd enjoyed themselves in great
Tommy Hall's dog, Little Corporal, took
part in the meeting but only won one
course, being beaten in the second round by
Charles Porter's Dennis, so that in this
case the name should be reversed.
The race of the day, however, was be
tween R. Donnelly's Hard Times and
Charles Porter's Dennis, who found that
there was "something in a name," for he
certainly had a very hard job on hand to
down his opponent, which he eventually
accomplished after a great struggle.
The first prifce was eventually won by A.
L. Corrin's Bert, which took $16 and a dog
collar, donated by B. Weil; C. Porters
Dennis took $8; H." Strean's lodine took a
dog blanket, donated by S. D. Simpson,
and J. A. Givens' Shyiock took a pair of
boots, donated by F. A. Peterson.
The club will have another meeting in
a short time, so pleased were all concerned
in this the initial event.
The bids for the interstate meeting must
be sent to the secretary, J. R. Dickson, by
8 p. m. Monday.
There will be a twenty-four-dog stake at
Ocean View to-morrow. The draw re
sulted as follows :
Rielly & Brady's Wee Nell vs. Tom Roe's
Molly Rielly; T. J. Cronan's Fullerton vs. T.
Ford's Dan O'Connell; D. Dillion's Evening
Star vs. J. Sullivan's Little Tom; T. Ford's
Rielly vs. J.Tracy's Swede; Rielly & Brady's
Rambler vs. H. M. Spring's Trader vs. Rielly &
Brady's Harkaway; P. Ryan's Magpie vs. J.
Welsh's Belle; J. Quane's Captain Morse vs.
J. Grace's Rollalong vs. J. H. Perigo's Long
fellow; J. Tracy's Soudan vs. W. C. Creamer^
Regent; T. Brennan's Red Prince vs. J. Sulli
van's Kilkenny Girl; T. Brennan's White
Rustic vs. C. Anderson's Nigger; P. Ryan's
Blue Jack vs. J. McGlynn's Bab at the Bowster.
Judge, John Grace. Slipper, James Wren.
Twelve dogs are matched to run in Ker
rigan's Golden Gate Coursing Park to
morrow, and the following is the result of
Si A. Cummings' Star Light vs. W. Dalton's
Famous, W. Dalton's Light Weight vs. S. A.
Cunnnings' White Cloud, W. Dalton's Tom Boy
vs. V. VV. Guerrero's Tempest, J. O'Shea's Sal
vator vs. F. C. Randolph's Yreka, W. D. Mur
phy's Dashaway vs. J. O'Shea's Fearless, J. J.
Maher's Glcnad'e vs. W. D. Murphy's Stamboul
Judge and slipper will be chosen on the
The Pacific Club and the Prizes for Bench
The Pacific Kennel Club has issued the
premium list for the fourth annual bench
First on the list is a prize of $20 for the
best decorated kennel, second $10 and
The club also offers $10 for the best ex
hibit of four dogs, regardless of sex and
age, all the bona-fide property of the per
son or kennel making the entries, to all
classes, with h"ve or six exceptions, viz. :
greyhounds, spitz, field spaniels, Dandie
Dinmont terriers, Airdale terriers, toy
terriers and toy spaniels.
Why the committee should have placed
greyhounds among the above it is difficult
to say, as these dogs are now, to say the
least, among the most important and valu
able dogs on the coast. We presume, of
course, that this is some clerical error and
that it will be amended as soon as pointed
out to the committee.
First prize for all classes will be $5, sec
ond $3 and third diploma. Cash prizes of
$5 to tirst and $3 to second will be paid in
puppy classes, where there are five or more
entered, otherwise diplomas will be
Special prizes by various persons in the
city are very numerous, and consist of all
kinds of gifts, which are fairly distributed
among all classes. There are also special
prizes by the Fox Terrier Club, consisting
of four silver cups, all valued highly.
There are also special prizes given by
members of the club for club dogs.
The St. Bernard Club of California offers
a number of gold and silver medals lor
dogs owned by members of the club.
SAN JOSE SPORTING.
Latest News Concerning Cycling, Horse-Bac-
ing, Sporting and Angling.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 5, 1895. — All in
terest in the city is now centered in the
great relay race of Sunday, and the racing
members of the cyclers and road clubs
have doubled their relays almost daily
during the past week. The cyclers' team
is of unusual speed and strength, and it
seems as though it should win.
The Columbia team, Bald and Macdon
ald, under the management of Asa S.
Windle, is doing light work at the cyclers'
new track. Macdonald has been indis
posed since coming to the coast. The
team will not do any racing on the coast,
being here more for pleasure than any
The Falcons, Ziegler, Harbottle and
Coulter, are training nard. Coulter, who
sprained his wrist last week, has resumed
Burke and Castleman of Los Angeles
are getting- into shape for the April meet.
Wilbur, Edwards and Chapman, the fast
class A riders from Napa, and a member of
the Olympic relay team, are hard at work
training on the new track.
A local livery stable has added a bicycle
annex and ten first-class wheels have been
put in, which will be rented for the hour
or day. A neat dressing-room has been
fitted up, where ladies can change their
walking costumes for those better suited
Asa A. Windle, the manager and trainer
of the Columbia team, says the new track
of the Cyclers is the best in the United
States, and he expects to see a great many
records smashed on it the coming season.
Gilroy has a bicycle club, and, although
but recently organized, bicycle riding is
The members of the Road Club and
Cyclers' relay teams have all done ten
miles inside of 30 minutes.
The Union Rifle Club held its regular
shooting contest at Lone Hill last Sunday
afternoon. A lively interest was taken,
and a good many visitors were present.
The following scores were made : H. J.
Freyschlag 38, L. W. Withers 38, A. J.
Staus 33, J. Withers 38, M. Arnerich 39 P
Arnerich 34, G. D. Adams 40. W. Knoth
43. J. Burns 40, C. Cole 34, D. McCarthy 41
H. Northrup 34, D. Francis 28.
The Gilroy Sportsmen's Association has
given up all hope of enforcing the game
laws single-handed, and has reduced the
amount of the reward offered for the con
viction of persons violating the game law
from $50 to $20.
The track at Agricultural Park has been
put in good condition by Superintendent
C. F. Bunch, and the stables training
there are getting into good form.
Winship & Keating nave a good string.
Among tnem are: Ottinger, 2:llli; Red
Oak, 2:21; Aster, 2:12; Ethel Downs,
2:25^; Steve, 2:19; Pilot Prince, 2:31, and
J. B. Paulsen, a promising colt, 4 years
old, that will campaign on the California
circuit this season, and several green ones.
Ed Laferty is handling a string of horses
for Frank H. Burke of San Francisco. He
has Wanda (2:14%); Fred Mason, a pacer
(2:1SK); a full brother to W. Wood (2:07);
a full brother to W. Foote (2:15}4), and a
yearling colt by Guy Wilkes (2:14%), dam
The Vendome stables, owned by J. Rea
and in charge of Trainer Bunch, is com
posed of the following: Iron Alto, by Palo
Alto (2:08%), dam Elaine (2:20) by Mes
senger Curoc, dam Green Mountain Maid,
dam of Electioneer; Our Boy (2:17^),
pacer; John Bury (2:22); Nettie Elwood,
by Adrian; Claudius, a two-year-old, by
Nutwood Wilkes (2:19), by Guy Wilkes
(2:15^), dam Lilla W (2:18%), by Nut
wood (2:18%); Raetinous, by Antinous
(2:28)4), a four-year-old. Iran Alto is a
promising horse, and is entered in all big
stakes of the circuit. Nettie Elwood has
shown speed to warrant her campaigning
this year. Ileatinous, as a three-year-old,
has trotted better than 2 :30.
C. H. Corey has Laura M (2:13*4). a green
filly by ThornhilJ (2:24) that trotted as a
three-year-old in 2:22. He has entered the
green pacer Tout through the circuit, and
great things are expected of him.
J.H.Gordon has CWB (2:27H) and
Mount. Hope, by Sable Wilkes (2:18), he by
Guy Wilkes (2:15>4). Mount Hope is
destined to be a great trotter, and is the
property of C. H. I 1 ox, the owner of Chan
cellor. There are several green colts con
nected with this stable.
Van B. Balklin has Boodle (2:19); Keno,
with a pacing record of 2:20; a promising
three-year-old pacer by Boodle, and a two
year-old trotter by Boodle that is reported
to have done better than 2:30.
C. C. Crippen has four green trotters.
One is a four-year-old by Leo Wilkes, a full
brother to Sable Wilkes (2:18), that has
shown great speed and will campaign this
season for the first time ; also a three-year
old by Asmore (2:20), a sire of Rowena
(two-year-old record 2:17); a two-year-old
by Wildnut, and several others.
The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Driving
Club will hold a matinee in April.
The streams throughout the valley have
been well fished during the past week,
and, although the water has been a little
too higti and the weather too cool for good
fishing, good catches have been reported.
The Ysabel, Llagas and Arroyo Hondo
have attracted many anglers; also the
Coyote, Los Gatos and other streams
easier of approach.
A party consisting of J. Stanley Gosbey,
Walter Hollenbeck, W. A. Dunlap and C.
A. Buffum, of Pacific Grove, rode thirty
miles on their wheels to Skinner Creek, a
branch of the Little Sur, last Monday, and
succeeded in taking a good number of tine
trout. Among those taken by Mr. Gosbey
were two monster steel-head trout. One
measured 26 inches in lensith and weighed
4% pounds, and the other was 32 inches
long and weighed 8% pounds. The hsh
were caught with an eight-ounce pole and
No. 5 hooks. Worms were used as bait.
Vie Poncelet last Tuesday caught over
200 fine trout in the Llagas.
The streams on the west side of the
Santa Cruz Mountains are well stocked
with fish. Parties from the latter place
have returned with excellent results.
Boxing in the Athletic Clubs— Notes of In
terest to Wheelmen and Anglers.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April s.— Any
person who is in doubt concerning the in
terest that is taken in athletic sports here
at present should visit the Sacramento
Athletic Club occasionally.
"I have never seen quite so much interest
exhibited in athletic matters as there is at
present since my connection with this in
stitution," said Instructor E. F. Barr of
the Sacramento Athletic Club. "The hall:
is crowded every night with members who
are assiduously practicing in their favorite
exercises. We expect to have a four-round
contest next month between Lyons and
Burchell, and both men will shortly go
into active training for the event. Lewis
Payne, who holds the welter-wait cham- i
pionship of the coast, will shortly give a
return match to Stewart Carter of the San
Francisco Olympic Club. This event will
probably take place in Fresno."
The Sacramento Club will hold a ladies'
nieht some time in May. The exercises
will consist of horizontal and parallel bar,
Spanish rings, club - swinging, boxing
and wrestling bouts. Last evening a meet
ing was held to endeavor to arrange for a
society circus, similar to that held in San
Francisco. Participants in the latter have
promised to lend their aid to make the
affair a success. The proceeds will be de
voted to a fund for the erection of a hand
some and convenient club building. There
is considerable talk of holding outdoor
games on the coming 4th of July, but as
yet no definite arrangements or pro
gramme have been formulated.
Boxing Instructor Johnson declares him
self ready to meet all comers in his class,
and an endeavor will be made to arrange a
match shortly, but as he belongs to the
professional class, the encounter will not
take place under the auspices of the club.
The interest in bicycle riding is con
stantly on the increase, and not a night
passes but parties of amateur riders may
be seen practicing in the grounds of
the Capitol building. Last Saturday Messrs.
Ennis, Miller and Shannon of the Sacra
mento Athletic Club Wheelmen made
the run to Folsom, a distance of twenty
two miles, in two hours. Returning they
left the latter place at 12 m., arriving in this
city at 2 :30 a. m. They had several excit
ing brushes on the road with fellow club
members who drove up in their buggies,
and fully demonstrated the superiority of
the wheel over the quadruped in the long
Last Sunday there were several excur
sions into the country by parties of lady
and gentlemen riders. It is the intention
of a number of married couples to make
the run on their bykes to Courtland and
return, a distance of forty-six miles, to
morrow. Arriving they will be the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Runyon of that place.
A lar^e number of outing parties have
been formed for excursions to-morrow, and
the lady contingent will go, clad in
»*■■.■ it was agreed at the last meeting of the
S. A. C. W. to file application to become a
league club, and every member of the an
nex must become a league member.
At the next , meet of the Pelican Live
bird Club, Governor Budd, who is an en
thusiast at the trap, has promised to par
ticipate and intends to pot as many birds
as ne did legislative bugs. The Sacra
mento Blue Rock Club has limited their
list of membership to twenty-five. They
already include many of the best shots in
the State and have hut few vacancies to
fill. On the 21st inst they will have a
grand shoot at the Kimball and Upson
grounds. This will consist of : First, club
and practice shoot; second, 15-bird match ;
third, 25-bird match; fourth event, 25-bird
match ; $5 entrance, 50, 30 and 20 per cent;
fifth event, a 50-bira team shoot, 50, 30 and
20 per cent. Teams of six men, $3 entrance.
Open for any set of six men. This is ex
pected to be one of the events of the sea
son. There will be representatives from
the | Spoonbill, Union House, Green Val
leys, Marysville, Stockton, San Francisco,
Dixon and other clubs. The last event
will be a 15-bird match ; $1 entrance, 50, 30
and 20 per cent.
The Fish Commission's launch is * en
gaged .in collecting licenses along " the
river, and active preparations ' are being
made to establish a ; more efficient patrol
in the waters of the State for the protection
of the finny. tribe. The owners of the great
dam in * the American River at Folsom
have been notified that a fish ladder must
be completed within " thirty days or they
will have a legal suit on their hands. For
years structure has prevented the vast
quantities of fish that yearly ascend the
American River from reaching their spawn
ing grounds, and they collected at the foot
of the dam in such numbers that, the
guards and convicts found no difficulty in
capturing large quantities with an ordinary
dip net. k The Fish Commissioners had an
interview i with v the 5 Governor ; last week,
and his Excellency. plainly informed them
that he fully expected them to protect fish
and game in all portions of the State and
intimated V that vacancies .would occur
should they neglect their duties. ;:
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Cricket at the Presidio.
An interesting game of cricket will be
played on the Presidio grounds this after
noon between the teams of the Pacific and
Presidio clubs. A large gathering of the
lovers of England's great game is expected.
Wickets will be pitched at 2:30 p. m. sharp.
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