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This evening the wheelmen who wit
nessed the great racing events at San
Jose will return more than pleased that
they had the good fortune of being specta
tors at one of the greatest cycling meets
held west of Ihe big mountains. As will
be seen In the department of wheeling,
several spins in the country are booked to
take place to-morrow.
Sportsmen are keeping their hands and
eyes in practice with a view to being well
up in the race for prizes at the State
Anglers are happy because of the good
prospects for enjoying their favorite
There will be conrsing at Ocean View
to-morrow, rifle shooting at Shell Mound
and San Rafael ranges and handball in
Wonderful Performances at San Jose— A Bene
fit Will Be Given the Fabiola Hospital.
All the wheelmen from this part of the
State who could possibly arrange to do so
journeyed to San Jose yesterday to witness
the great races there given by the Garden
City Cyclers, an account of which # will be
found in another column. Many who
could not pet away from business yester
day will ride down on their wheels this
morning. There are also two trains this
morning on the broad-gauge, leaving at
8:15 and i 0:40 o'clock, which arrive at San
Jose in ample time.
The Garden City Cyclers have arranged a
picnic run for to-morrow, to which all vis
iting wheelmen are invited. The start
will be made from the clubrooms at 9
o'clock Sunday morning and the destina
tion is Long Bridge, some ten miles away,
and one of the prettiest spots in Santa
Clara County. A good lunch will be pro
vided, and plenty of it; and as the trip is
Jasey M. Castleman, "The Southern
[From a photograph.]
over splendid roads, and is in charge of
Captain Delmas of the cyclers, a splendid
time is assured.
The events to be run at San Jose to-day
are as follows: One-mile handicap, class
A; third-mile scratch, class A; one-mile
invitation, class B; half mile handi
cap, class B; two-mile Chinese handicap.
The one-mile invitation race, class B, is
the star event of the tournament, and will
bring together some of the fastest riders in
the world. Tandem pacing will be intro
duced, in an endeavor to lower the record
for one mile in competition. 2 mm. 5 4-5
sec, made by E. C. Bald at Springfield last
There is another big meet in view, to be
run at Oakland on May 1, for the benefit of
the Fabiola Hospital. It is probable that
all the crack riders now at San Jose will
compete, so that those who find themselves
unable to <:o to San Jose may yet have a
chance of seeing these men race.
A. P. Black, H. T. Heming, Walter
Scott. C. F. Stewart and H. F. Neariber
have been elected members of the San
' Francisco Young Men's Christian Associa
tion Cycling Club.
A new bicycle club has been organized
at Healdsburg, with the following officers:
J. E. Ewiiig, president; B. H. Barnes,
secretary: R. W. Haigh, treasurer; A.
W. Garrett, captain. The charter roll con
tains forty name?. A ladies' branch is Dro
posed and the construction of a track con
templated. The club will be prominent at
the Santa Rosa rose carnival on May 8, 9
A. N. Jones and Tony Delmas of the
Garden City Cyclers compose the Pacific
Cyclist racing team this season.
¥. H. Kerrigan and F. H. Watters Jr. on
W. A. Burke of Los Angeles.
[From a photograph.]
single wheels and W. D. Sheldon and S.
Plummer on a tandem rode down to San
Jose on Thursday evening to swell the
ranks of the Bay City members already
The Oakland Young Men's Christian As
sociation Cycling Club will be represented
at the Fabiola Hospital fete on May 1 by
the following racers: Charles D. Gooch,
Percy Deacon. Walter E. Rode and J. M.
Colquhoun. The association promises to
become quite a factor in the wheeling
world across the bay, and special accom
modations are now being arranged for the
cyclists to further encourage membership.
A. W. Cleaver, the Los "Angeles racer,
will uot ride at the San Jose races, as he
finds he is not in proper condition. He
lias been training for road races, which has
the effect of lessening one's speed on a
The Mountain View Cyclers is the name
of a new bicycle club formed at Mountain
View last week by fifteen riders. The em
blem of the club is to be a five-pointed
Allan Jones and Richard Moody wili ride
as a tandem team in the races in Oakland
George D. Gideon, chairman of the racing
board of the League of American Wheel
men, has allotted the Bay City Wheelmen
November 1 and 2, and the Garden City
Cyclers November 5, 6 and 7 as dates on
the national racing circuit. This is the time
then when all the crack riders of the East
will be out here to compete with our Cali
The Pajaro Valley Wheelmen of Watson
ville are a live organization this season.
They have held many pleasant country
runs, and will continue to do so throughout
the season, the next being to Aptos to
Liverymen in different parts of the coun
try are now handling bicycles for renting
purposes. A prominent* San Jose stable
recently bought fifty wheels to offset the
falling off of the livery business, due to the
popularity of cycling.
The Tribune Cyclers of Gilroy will run
off two races to-morrow, a mile handicap
and a half-mile handicap, for which suita
ble prizes will be offered. The races will
be run on the horse track there.
This week the pictures of Casey M. Cas
tleman and W. A. Burke, two of Southern
California's fastest racers, are presented.
Btfth are now at San Jose competing in the
races there, under class B, and are very
speedy. Castleman is a Canadian by birth,
20 years of age. He commenced racing
four years ago and won everything for
which he entered the first two years, when
he was first defeated by D. L. Burke. Since
then Castleman has won a majority of the
races run in Southern California, and has
held the division championship for three
successive years. He has also taken a
Srominent "part in team and road racing,
ne of his best rides was a 25-mile event
with Thomas McAleer, in which all coast
records were lowered from three miles up
ward, and they still stand as records.
Castleman ran off the track on the last lap
and lost the race, which he would undoubt
edly have won otherwise. On February
20 last he rode an unpaced flying quarter
mile in 25 seconds. Castleman rode the
tenth relay for the Acme Club Wheelmen
two weeks ago. covering his ten miles in 28
minutes 46 seconds, and would have done
much better but for a collision with a dog
which lost him some little time. He is
Dearly six feet tall and weichs 180 pounds.
\\\ A. Burke, who is Castleman's riding
mate, is not so largo or heavy as the latter,
but is remarkably fast on the track. He
was born in Illinois twenty-four years ago
and lived there until 1892, when he came
to Los Angeles. He learned to ride a wheel
in the fall of that year and six weeks later
won his novice race. From that time on
he met with continued success, winning
the majority of the events in which he
started, even defeating his brother, D. L.
Burke, who then helvl the coast champion
ship. He became very prominent later
on, however, when at the meet at San
Diego last spring he won all the class A
events and then entered in class B and de
feated sxich cracks as Edwards, Davis and
Osen of San Jose and Fox of Los Angeles.
He also won a five-mile handicap race from
men like Cattleman, Ulbricht, Kitchin,
McAleer and Lacey, the fastest men in the
south, wherein he secured both time and
place prizes. He only lost ttiree races in
1894, in two of which* he finished second.
He rode the fifth ten-mile stretch for the
Acme Club Wheelmen in the recent relay,
covering the distance in 28 minutes 13 sec
onds, which was considerably faster than
any of the other riders on this relay rode
it. Burke rode yesterday and will ride to
day at San Jose, and will be up front in all
class B events.
The Liberty Cycle Club will have a run
to Petaluma to-morrow, leaving on the 8
a. m. Tiburon ferry.
The California "Cycling Club will hold
one of its bi-weekly runs to-morrow. Cap
tain Burke has arranged a short trip via
Piedmont and Laundry Farm, ending at
San Leandro, where lunch will be had. On
the return a scorch home over the last five
miles of the Hay wards course will be in
order. Leonard and Benjamin C. Rey
naud, a well-known tandem team of this
city, have joined the Bay City Wheelmen.
A special meeting of the Imperial Cy
cling Club for the purpose of electing a
captain and eleven directors will be held
on Tuesday evening. President North has
in his possession some handsome gold
badges to be given to members in good
standing upon presentation of an order
signed by the secretary. H. W. Spalding
has been elected an honorary member of
Owing to the treatment the Imperial
Club members received recently from the
North Pacific Railroad Company, which
refused to take their wheels on board a
tTain leaving Tocaloma for Sausalito, the
riders who will visit Camp Taylor this year
will be few.
The Outing Road Club will take a spin
to Petaluma to-morrow, leaving San Rafael
upon the arrival of the first train from
The Crescent Road Club has decided
upon a run to Camp Taylor to-morrow
from Sausalito, but if the boys receive
the same treatment as the Imperials they
will find that the home spin to Sausalito
will land them a tired and weary lot of
A group picture of the wheelmen of the
Olympic Club is to be taken by one of the
leading photographers, which, when com
pleted, will be consigned to a prominent
place in the wheelmen's meeting-room.
The following communication from E.
B. Pomroy of the Fabiola Hospital is self
Dear Sir: Permit me to call your attention
to the fact that there will be held at the Oak
land Trotting Park on May 1 a series of ama
teur sporting events in aid of the Fabiola Hos
pital of this city, consisting in part of running
and trotting races, a hurdle-race, burro-race, a
display of fancy riding and driving, a parade
of decorated vehicles and many other events
calculated to interest and amose.
Special attention will be given to the bicycle
races. Immediately at the conclusion of'the
races at San Jose the men now training there
will move to the Oakland Trotting Park, which
is now being put in condition for training pur
poses, and will remain until the Ist of May.
It will be the endeavor of the manage
ment to put the track In such condition
that, it being a mile track, records that
stood untouched will be broken and much
faster ones established. Many valuable prizes
have been offered, consisting of jewelry, etc.
The high character of the gentlemen compos-
Ing the general committee of arrangements,
the object for which the entertainment is be
ing given— one of the most worthy and deserv
ing within the State's limits— and' the fact that
the credit of the community is at stake upon
the f uccess of the enterprise assure it in ad
vance. During the evening preceding the Ist
of May a Chinese lantern bicycle parade will
take place through the principal streets, in
which the clubs and prominent unattached
wheelmen of this section of the State will par
ticipate. All who desire to do so are cordially
invited. The point of assembly is the corner
of Eighteenth street and San Pablo avenue,
and the hour 8 o'clock.
To the club making the best appearance a
handsome prize will be given and one will also
be given to the visiting club having the great
est number in line. The following is the list of
the events together with the prizes therefor:
One mile, class A, handicap— First gold stop
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
watch, value $50; second, diamond locket,
value $30; third, gold chain, value $10. Two
miles, class A, handicap— First, unset dia
mond, value $50; second, diamond cuff but
tons, value $25; third, opera glass, value
$10. Two miles, class B, handicap— First, un
set diamond, value $100; second, unset dia
mond, value $50; third, opera glass, value
$15. One mile, class B, scratch— First, bicycle,
value $130; second, unset diamond, value
$50; third, opera glass, value $15. One mile,
class A, tandem— First, two diamond lockets;
second, two pairs gold cuff buttons.
Arrival of a Famous Irish Water Spaniel— All
Eeady for the "Bench Show.
Entries for the bench show will close on
the 30th inst. at the club's office, 630 Mar
ket street, where entry-blanks and pre
mium lists can be secured. Interest in the
canine tribe has very much increased since
doe shows were first inaugurated in Cali
The first successful show was held in
Plan's Hall, on Montgomery street, in
1886, at which time less than 200 dogs were
shown. Since then there has been a
gradual increase, and at the last show of
the Pacific Kennel Club, in 1892, an entry
of 360 dogs was shown.
The class of dogs has improved in pro
portion to the interest manifested. In
1886 a thoroughbred St. Bernard was not
then in the State, while to-day the club
expects an entry of not less than eighty of
this noble breed. A valuable addition to
this class is a kennel of smooth-coated St.
Bernards, imported from Switzerland by
Mr.'Frye of this city.
The club has issued a premium list, in
which is offered prizes of money, medals
and diplomas. Kennel prizes are offered
also for the best exhibit of four, irrespect
ive of sex or age, which is a special induce
ment to breeding kennels.
The kennel of English setters owned by
T. J. Wattson, chairman of the committee,
will be entered for exhibition only, and
therefore will not be in competition with
In this kennel can be seen the famous
dog Starlight, winner of first in all-age
stake of the Pacific Coast field trials, 1593,
to which the city of Bakersfield added $300
in money. Starlight also won first on the
bench at Oakland, 1894. Another noted
field-trial winner will be seen in Howard
Vernon's pointer dog Glenbcigh, who has
a great field-trial record, having won the
champion stakes in England as well as
other minor events. This year he won first
in the California trials held at Salinas.
H. Bier will exhibit his pointer dog
Capay, son of the famous Glenbeigh.
The greyhound fanciers are very enthu
siastic and are making preparation for a
very large exhibit of these noted fliers.
California can boast of as good hounds as
can be found in the world, and this ex
hibit will no doubt be an attractive one.
A gold medal will be offered to the best
collie in the show.
It is said that a kennel of bloodhounds
from Solano County will be exhibited.
Smooth-Coated St. Bernard.
The dogs have just been imported from
the kennel of J. L. Winchell, the only
breeder of these dogs in America.
Judge Raper in speaking of California
spaniels said as a class they are
equal if not better than anything'he had
seen in the Eastern States. A number of
them will be seen at the show.
The club has offered three special prizes
for best decorated kennels, and Miss Bates,
a floral artist of this city, has very kindly
consented to act as judge. John David
son of Monroe, Mich., will judge all classes.
Breeders of thoroughbred Irish water
spaniels will be pleased to learn that one
of the famous dogs, a winner of many
prizes in this and older countries, is now
in the city, having been purchased at a
high figure by John Sammie of the Pacific
Kennel Club. The dog is named Handy
Andy; he is 8 years old, was bred by
George Miller of Edinburgh, Wales, owner
of Shaughran, the champion Irish water
spaniel of Great Britain. Handy Andy's
breeding speaks for itself. His dam is the
famous i Duchess of Connaught and the sire
Mr. Sammie has had no end of trouble
in getting the dog safely landed in this city.
He came by way of Victoria. B. C, with
a pedigree that would reach from here to
the place where he first saw the light of
day. Handy looks well and with the ex
ception of his coat, which has been
neglected during the journey, he is other
wise in good condition and may possibly
look kindly through his large and lustrous
eyes at the many admirers of water
spaniels during the exhibition of the Pa
cific Kennel Club at Mechanics' Pavilion.
Good Reports From Coast Btreams Are Now
Being Received— Lake Fishing.
Now that the rush of a miscellaneous
class of stream whippers is about over for
the season the real admirers of angling
may expect to enjoy some good sport, un
troubled by fish disturbers.
From the fact that the opening of the
season came at a time when rivers and
creeks were running almost bank high, it
could hardly be expected that successful
angling would result. The temptation to
wet a line on the opening days was, how
ever, irresistible to a large number of
anglers, and as a consequence every little
pool that had a reputation of giving* up to
the barnyard hacklers a nice mess of trout
in pa.-t years received a visit from the
early birds. The general results were, of
course, poor, and what else may be ex
pected when it is taken into consideration
that a trout thoroughly satiated with food
is a hiding beauty during the hours when
anglers are out and whipping.
The streams have now assumed an ap
pearance which indicates good sport in the
near future for those who Fancy the casting
of flies over rippling waters. They have
taken on their summer dress, which to the
lovers of fly-casting is significant of the
fact that artificial insects must be in
spected and fine tackle prepared for out
ings in the country.
Although general reports are to the
effect that small fish are quite plentiful in
the streams nearest of access to this city,
it can be taken lor granted, however, that
there are many fine whoppers that have
not yet been tempted by lure waiting for
the angler who can land with expert grace
and precision a champion royal coachman
immediately over the nose of the secreted
Experience has more than proven that
large trout are rather timid in exposing
their silvery sides to every Tom, Dick and
Harry who wades a mountain stream with
rod in hand. In fact, the big fellows, as a
rule, are suspicious of everything that
glides on the water during the hours of
day when the sun is smiling upon every
body and everything in general. It is
when the sun has dipped behind the hills
and the shadows of night appear on the
surroundings, that the two-pounders con
descend to take a peep at passing objects,
that is, of course, with a view of taking in
whatever variety of insect that may have
the misfortune to take water.
The angler who happens to be on the
stream then can safely count upon an oc
casional surprise when he probably least
expects it; but the pleasure that follows
the landing of a well-conditioned fish will
assuredly make up for whatever little mis
understanding the angler and the slippery
rocks may have had during his slips and
slides along a rough and treacherous
stretch of rishing country.
It was stated a few days ago that the
Spring Valley Water Company had opened
Lake I'ilarcitos to anglers. This statement
has proven true to some extent, as a few
privileged anglers have cast their lines in
the waters of I'ilarcitos and San Andreas
lakes. When they returned and made
known their catches to friends the report
circulated rapidly that Pilarcitos was open
and that the fishing was good. The officers
of the company state, however, that Pilar
citos Lake will not be generally opened
before May and as far as San Andreas is
concerned they cannot yet state positively
when that favorite place will be opened.
It is rather strange, however, that the
company should see fit to keep either the
Pilarcitos or San Andreas lakes closed to
anglers until midway in the season.
Both lakes contain many thousand more
fish than they should, as the food supply
is totally inadequate to keep such a large
number of trout properly fed and in good
condition. A thinning out would assur
edly make a vast improvement in the qual
ityof the fish and also better sport would
An angler writes to the SDorting editor
for information concerning the stocking of
coast streams adjacent to this city with
Eastern trout, known as New Hampshire
trout. Possibly the Fish Commissioners
can give the desired information. It is a
fact, however, that young steelhead and
rainbow trout have been placed in several
streams of Marin, Sonoma, San Matco and
other counties near at hand, but whether
any of the New Hampshire trout fry have
ever tasted the public waters that are gen
erally fished by anglers of this city we can
It can be taken for granted, however,
that Commissioner Emeric will give his
attention to the public interest so far as
stream stocking is concerned, and that
Eastern as well as California trout will tind
a home in the future in such streams as are
most generally patronized by the disciples
of this city. It can be almost safely said,
however, that a very small number of
Eastern trout fry have had an opportunity
of enjoying the waters of public streams
adjacent to this city, although it was re
ported that several thousand young East
erners had been planted in* Lagunitas,
Paper-mill, Sonoma and other waters
within easy access.
Frank l3olliver is seriously thinkin g of
writing a story for some weekly sporting
paper, entitled ''An Angler Up a Tree/
According to Doliiver's friends the story
would make very interesting reading for a
class of anglers who are fond of forbidden
Messrs. Terry, Rondeau and Cooney en
joyed splendid mud-turtle fishing last Sun
day in Mud-turtle Creek.
John Butler in looked upon as a stand
ard authority on all angling matters, and
a tin from /ohn is sure to bring to an
angler a rise of some kind if thoroughly
Charley Cate has the honor of having
caught a number of laree trout since the
season opened on a spinner of his own
make, but the "trout-killers" are not for
sale, and consequently there is much jeal
ous feeling among the'local fraternity.
Charley Precht caught a nice basket of
fish at Point Reyes last Sunday and the
trick was accomplished by scientific fly
casting. June B. Walker was second best
with flies. Those who used bait had poor
Reports from Boulder Creek state that
fly ashing is vastly improved.
The San Francisco and North Pacific
Railroad Company is studying the interest
of its patrons by stocking the streams
which empty into the Russian River with
trout. No doubt the anglers will appre
ciate the good work the company is doing
in their behalf. A letter from Cloverdale
states that the small Btreams adjacent to
the latter town are prolific of trout.
Lire and Artificial Bird Shoots That Will
Take Flaoe To-morrow.
Sportsmen who are fond of trap-shooting
will have an opportunity of testing their
eye and nerve to-morrow at the Oakland
track, where a bluerock shoot will be held,
open to all comers. The prizes are valua
ble, and it is safe to say that the winners
will have to make clean scores to carry off
the highest honors.
At a meeting of the California Wing
Shooting Club Charles M. Shortridge was
eiected an honorary member. The club
holds trap-shooting contests at the Oak
land trottine park on the first Sunday of
each month, and among the members are
some of the leading pigeon-grassers of the
State, who always cut a prominent figure at
the State sportsmen's annual pigeon-shoot
A snow-white deer, which was killed by
Charley Ladd last season, is on exhibition
in the window of a Third-street gunstore.
The sportsmen of the State are very
much pleased to know that the Supervisors
have no longer the power to meddle with
the fish and game laws.
As will be seen in the Call's letter from
Sacramento, mallard and teal ducks have
already been found nesting in the tules.
The Supervisors of counties in which
game wardens are needed are very slow in
making appointments. The sportsmen
who reside in these counties where poach
ing is carried on in the closed season,
should interest themselves with a view of
having the game protected in time, other
wise they will be compelled to lock the
stable-door at a time when the game has
been killed off.
The San Francisco Gun Club will hold
its monthly pigeon shoot to-day at the
The Recreation Gun Club will shoot to
morrow at the Oakland track.
The Lincoln Gun Club will shoot at man
imate targets to-morrow at Alameda Point.
The Sportsman's Association of Alameda
County will shoot bluerocks at Joe Dieves'
The California Schuetzen Clnh Will Hare a
Great Day at the Ranges.
The California Schuetzen Club will make
a lively racket to-morrow at its handsome
shooting quarters near San Rafael. Large
and flaring posters announce that tons of
leaden balls will be smashed into smither
eens on the targets, and that the most ex*
pert marksmen from all pans of the State
will be on hand to participate in the great
rifle-shooting race for costly prizes.
It will be tbe club's annual grand prize
shooting festival, and it goes without say
ing that the shooting for honor and coin
will be close ana exciting. The sum of
$275 is offered in prizes for the ring target
competitions and $1000 in jewelry, silver
ware and other useful household articles
will be shot for in the honorary target
competition. Besides target punching,
the lovers of bowling will have, a chance to
win many nice prizes. The cracking of
rifles will commence at 9:30 a. m. and end
at 6 p. m. sharp.
The Stanford and Berkeley College Nines i
Will Play To-Day.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, April 19.—
In the game to-morrow Captain Dyer of
Stanford will play his best men. The fol
lowing is the list of the players and their
positions: McLane, pitcher; Russell,
catcher; Young, first base; Dyer, second
base; "White, shortstop; Lewis, third base;
Calhoun, right field; Sheehan, center field;
Harrelson, left field.
Stanford expects to win this game,which
takes place on the campus at 2 p. m., t6
give those who come down from Berkeley
ample opportunity to return to the city in
time for the great intercollegiate debate in
At 10 a. m. the tennis tournament will
take place, Stanford being represented in
the singles by Picher and Hazzard, and
in the doubles by Picher and Packard.
Berkeley will put Magee and Gage in both
singles and doubles.
Players Who Will Meet To-Morrow in a
Series of Games.
The following interesting games of
handball will be decided to-morrow at the
San Francisco ball court:
First game— J. Maguire and M. Sullivan to
play D. Caxsidy and J. Farrell.
Second game — J. Brown and C. Butterfield to
play H. Mofl'att and D. O'Brien.
Third game— P. Kyan and J. Rodgers to play
M. McNeil and R. Shea.
Fourth game— R. Shields and J. White t©
play J. McEvely and VV. Fuller.
Fifth game— J. Slattery to play P. Kelly a
Sixth game— J. Jones, the Australian cham
pion, to play J. Harlow and J. Kearney, the
last 3 out of 5-21 aces.
The following games will take place at
the Union court:
First game— Professor M. Lynch and Charley
Johnson vs. Terence McManus and P. Barrett.
Beoond game— J. J. Dillon and J. J. Nelson vs.
J. .1. Feeney and R. Linehan.
Third game— H. Batzener and H. Kinney vs.
Dan Doherty and C. Long. •
Fourth game— C. Butterfield and G. Brown
vs. William Barry and M. Morton.
Governor Budd Is After the Speckled Beau
ties-Tnrf and Wheel.
SACRAMENTO, April 20. — Governor
Buad left for Alta last night, where
he will try his luck among the speckled
beauties in the lakes and streams of that
locality. His appointment of Mackey,
Budd and Land as Directors of the Agri
cultural Society has given universal satis
faction to sport lovers of this city as it
promises an entire change in the methed
in which racing events have been con
ducted during the past few years in this
city. One of the eyesores of the city has
been the appearance of the pavilion, where
the annual exhibits of Californian farming
products are displayed. The building
itself was originally laid out in the form of
a Maltese cross, but under the old regime
sheds have been tacked on until, to say the
least.it is unsightly; under the efficient
management of William Land this will be
It ia claimed that in all California there
is no one who so thoroughly understands
the requirements of a well-ordered race
track and proper stables as John Mackey,
consequently these adjuncts of the society
will undergo a radical change and the
fastest track on the slope will be placed in
a condition conducive to the smashing of
During the past week the selected teams
of the Spoonbill and Sacramento Gun
Clubs have been having daily practice at
the trap in preparation for the great team
shoot of to-morrow and competition is ac
tive. The weather 'promises to be excel
lent and good scores may be looked for.
A. C. Tucker, a noted Eastern trap shot,
is expected to take part in the pool-shoot
ing portion of the blue rock tournament.
Company E of the National Guard of
Sacramento will go to Pavisville to
morrow and shoot a match with Company
Fof Woodland. There will be fifteen par
ticipants from each company. In Grass
Valley, Nevada County, Company D of
Auburn and Company C of Nevada City
will meet at the butts.
One of the best-timed road run? of the
season is stated to have been made by a
promising young wheelman of Folsom,
Roy Hastings, who it is claimed made the
run from Stockton to Folsom in two hours
and forty minutes. It is also claimed that
Chris Ecklon, another rider of the same
place, made the run from that town to
thi3 city, a distance of twenty-two miles,
in one "hour and twenty minutes. This
record is not official.
Warden Helms reports that he has dis
covered numerous wild duck nests during
the past week along the Cosumnes River.
In one mallard's nest he found eleven
eggs, and a cinnamon or blue wing teal
was the proud possessor of seven eggs and
was extremely opposed to give way to his
investigators. A wood duck's nest, situ
ated in a hollow tree, was also
noticed. Warden Helms states that the
young of this species are conveyed from
the nest to the adjacent stream upon the
back of the parent bird. He was informed
by a party of surveyors that they had
watched a wood-duck last season while she
made thirteen trips from her nest to the
water, bringing a duckling each trip. The
old bird would enter the nest in the hol
low of an old oak, persuade one of her
little ones to nestle on her back and then
sail from the tree to the stream without a
single flutter of her wings, which would
have had a tendency to dislodge the little
one en route.
The talked-of cocking main is a thing of
the past. The encounter took place last
week within the confines of the city. It is
claimed that but four battles were* fought,
all of which were won by birds from An
thony Green's yards, and owing to dissatis
faction in the arrangement of money
matters the fanciers were considerably out
NEW BOABD OP HEALTH.
Physician* Who Will Probably Be Ap
pointed In a Few Daya.
Those inside the political railing who
frequently know a thing or two put their
heads together yesterday and discussed
the new Board of Health, which, it is
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understood upon good authority, has been
appointed or will be appointed next Tues
day by Governor Budd. It consists of Dr.
W. G. Mizner. Dr. R. W. Murphy and Dr.
Levinscn. When the news was noised
about a little various theories were in
dulged in as to what sweeping changes
would be made in the Quarantine Office,
hospitals, asylums and other resorts where
thenealth of various wards of the city is
carefully attended to. There was the usual
conjecture as to who would fall first, as the
Board of Health is endowed with consider
able power in the matter of rearranging
the institutions coming directly under its
TROUBLE IN TEOOP A.
Cavalrymen Befnae to Obey Orders,
Are Arrested and Will Be
Troop A, the crack cavalry company of
San Francisco, is in revolt. They elected
Julien Waller captain a fortnight ago.
Then their first act was to refuse to obey
orders, and now trie mutineers threaten to
leave the company unless the captain re
The trouble arose about S. A. Newman,
a friend of Captain Waller's. Mr. New
man was very anxions to join the troop.
His name was proposed, and in one even
ing he was blackballed four times. Fin
ally he was declared elected.
When Newman came to the armory to
drill Private Noonan refused to join the
ranks and was ordered under arrest.
First Sergeant Elfendahl after calling
the roll announced to Captain Waller that
there was a stranger in the company and
refused to drill with him. He was order**!
under arrest, and Privates A. It. Schwartz,
H. Maas, Ed Hawkins, George Klinger
and W. Thompson at once left the com
pany, refusing to drilFwith Newman.
They were alse placed under arrest. Cor
poral Helmore, who had previously
been placed tinder arrest and re
duced to the ranks for interfering when
the captain was having a row with Armorer
Harry Owens, was ordered to fall in and
drill, the order for his arrest being re
mandod. He refused and was again placed
under arrest. Lieutenant McKinnon, the
only commissioned ollicer present besides
Mr. Waller, was ordered to drill, but he
also refused to obey orders.
Captnin -elect Waller has betn arrested
for battery on Armorer Owens. The cap
tain has appealed to Governor Budd and 1
Colonel Chad bourne to have the trouble-
some men courtmartialed. They, in turn,
and a number of others say they will leave
the company if Lieutenant Waller has his
captain's coin mission made out.
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E. C. BALD, mounted on a
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yesterday, defeating all the
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time, 4:15 1-5; former record
was 4:21 3-5.
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SAN JOSE lESTEEDAT.
Time, 4:15 1-5.
THE LAST EIGHTH BEING MADE
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B. CLARK, second In novice.
C. S. WELLS, first in mile handicap, Class B.
ALLAN JONES reduced Class A mile competi-
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