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SPORTING UP TO DATE
A Parade of Wheelmen Will
Be Held in This City
WILL BE MANY WHEELS IN LINE
News From Sacramento of Interest
to Cyclers, Sportsmen and
The following notice from Chief Consul
Charles K. Melrose has been mailed to
members of the League of American
a parole of wheelmen is to be held next
Wednesday evening, May 28, to demonstrate
tlio sfreiijfth of the wheelmen in this City,
and thereby assist the property-owners in se
cnrir.g bituminous rock on Folsom street from
the terries to Nineteenth street. It is the duty
vi every person who rides a wheel to assist in
the demonstration, and I a>k that every mem
ber of the league in this City turn out and
help make this a monster parade.
Vie Hancock will start on Wednesda>
for Eureka. He intends getting up a new
map. of routes for the League of American
Wneelmen. road book of that district. A
map showing a road to Los Angeles will
also appear in the near future.
Members of the Empire Gun Club were
greatly annoyed a few days ago when they
discovered on visiting their clubhouse that
some scoundrels had broken in the door
and ransacked the house. Nothing, how
ever, of any value was there to steal.
The coursing enthusiasts of Sacramento
are training a number of does for the big
meeting which will be held in Casseriy's
park on the 30th inst.
The following interesting article from
the Call's Sacramento correspondent on
all kinds of sport will be found worth read
SACRAMENTO. Cal., May 18.— Sacramento
wheelmen were thrown into a furore of excite
ment yesterday by the action taken on the part
of the police authorities in arresting a number
of them for violating the city ordinance rel
ative to riding without either bell or lantern.
The Police Court was thronged yesterday
morning by cyclers and their sympathizers.
The majority of the riders pleaded guilty as
charged and were fined $5 each. This action
has created an unexpected boom in the pur
chase of bells and the local supply is nearly
The run of the Sacramento Athletic Club
Wheelmen to Courtland last Sunday was a
very successful affair and wai> heartily enjoyed
by all participants. On their arrival at Court
land they were received by George Runyon,
who tendered them the liberty of his cherry
orchard. The club will make a run to Vaca
ville and Winters to-morrow, and as the roads
are iv excellent condition a nne day's outing is
At their regular meeting to-night the mem
bers will discuss the advisability of holding a
tournament on July 4. If proper track facili
ties can be procured it is likely that great in
ducements will be offered to viViting cyclists.
The demand for wheels in this locality is on
the increase, and local dealers state that East
ern manufacturers claim that they are unable
to secure enough material or sufficient skilled
labor, to fill orders when received.
The regular shoot of the Pelican Live-bird
Club will be held to-morrow at their grounds,
beyond the American River, and great sport is
anticipated. S. A. Tucker, a noted pigeon
Bhooter, is expected in tne city to-day, and
will probably participate in the bhooting. The
■usual Blue Rock sport will occur on the Kim
ball and Upson ground on the same date, and
there promises to be a large attendance and
good scores, as all the Sacramento County
crackerjacks will be present.
There will be a two days' tournament shoot
at these grounds on June 15 and 16. The
leading eveut will be a 100-bird race, $10 en
Among the prizes will be a hammerless shot
gun of approved type with all accessories. This
wii.l do the largest trap event of the season in
this .'ocality. and will draw sportsmen from all
portions of the State on account of the great
:aents for competition. The entire list of,
. p-i?<-s has as yet not been fully formulated.
The trap meet to be held at Marysville on the
23d inst. is attracting the attention of local
sportsmen, and they will invade that city in
force with expectation* of cleaning up the
Members of the Sacramento Athletic Club
are in high feather over the victory obtained
by Payne at Fresno over Kennedy of the San
Francisco Club, and the result of the return
match which takes place on the. 28th inst. be
fore the Olympic Club is discussed in all circles.
In the meantime Payne owns the club.
Quarterly ladies' night occurs on the 23d,
and members are practicing hard in various
athletic exercises to display their advance
ment before the admiring eyes of their lady
On June 15 McGraw of Sacramento will don
th« inits with Lyon of the San Francisco Club.
McGraw is in active training, and promises to
give Lyon an interesting match. It Is the in
tention of the club to holda fieldday on Julv4.
The report received here that the talked-of
interstate coursing match, to be held at San
Francisco on the 30th, will be a go, has created
a Mir among dog-owners, and many parties are
talking entries. Kelly's Jack and Belle
will be entered, and it is claimed that
it will be a fast dog that lifts a hare in com
petition with Jack, who bids fair to become a
Game Warden Helms still continues his good
work, and it is due to his efficient and untiring
efforts that the fish and game of this vicinity
are receiving almost perfect protection. His
capture of two fishermen last week who were
using a small-mesh net, and the conviction of
; one of them, who was fined $100, has had a
very salutary effect on evil-doer* and violators
of the game law. Local fishermen say that
Helms is a terror and seems neither to sleep or
eat. He drops in on them at all hours of the
day or night and has begun adopting disguises.
Thursday night he gave a boatload of fisher
men a lively chase up the river.
The men evidently were violating the law, as
;•■ they refused to stop even when he fired three
: thots over their heaas in hopes of checking
; their flight. He states that he intends to make
' a series of trips into the adjoining country, as
he has received information leading him to be
lieve that parties are taking shots at nesting
The salmon run of the past week has been
especially good, many boats taking as high as
1000 pounds. The fish are fat and unusually
'I routing is a failure so far as stream fishing
is concerned. William Gerber, who has been
spending some time at Klamatb Springs, has
forwarded some fine fish to friends in this vi
. ci'riitvend lake fishermen in the vicinity of
.Truckee report good success.
James Burnham of Folsom has been taking
■ an outLng among the fish streams of Sly Park.
It is claimed that certain parties last i-ea.son
. placed a wire screei. across the Placerville
ditch, leading from Silver Lake, in El Dorado
County, just below a floodgate, near Johnson's,
on the Lake Tahoe road. At that point the
ditch winds around the mountain side and the
water has a sheer drop of seventy feet to the
rocks beiovr when the ga:e is lifted. When the
trout had accumulated in sufficient Quantity
against the wire screen the gate would be lifted
and closed and the fish falling on the rocks
were dunned and became easy prey for the
market hunters who invented the scheme. In
this way H is claimed hundreds of pounds of
trout reached the market last summer. If this
be true energetic steps should be taken to put
an immediate stop to future proceedings of a
THE CEICKET HELD.
The < alifornJag Forfeit a Cup— The
. Cricket on the Pacific Coast seems to be
increasing in popularity if one can judge
from the interest that is being taken in it,
and -the keen competition it causes the
: members of the different clubs to secure a
• place on a representative team. This will
be seen in the match Austra-lia vs. The
World, which is to be played at Klinker-
Tille on Decoration day, May 30. The best
teams which this State can produce will be
pittei agains-t each other, and a great
march should result. Gentleman specta
.lyrs'will he charged a small admission fee
—Ladies fre«. Ihe proceeds will goto in
crease the funds of the California Cricket
■ The teams are not yet decided upon, but
the following will probably compose the
ftjajority of the Australias: W. B. de
■Jjohe/., W. Robertson, J. Postlethwaite, F.
■CDriffield, E. G. Sloman, A. Dickenson,
■C. E.Gardner, R. K. Hosrue, F. E. Royle,
E. Kandall, C. Townsley, Purdy and
The members of the Pacific Cricket Club
i'ourneyed to Penryn, Placer County, on
'riday- evening to play the Citrus Colony
Cricket Club a two days' match, and should
they not be overcome by the hospitality of
the place they ought to"wiu.
To-day at Klinkcrville, although the
Cahformas will forfeit their cup match to
the Bohemians because they will be un
able to play their newly enrolled mem
bers of the now defunct Presidio Club on
account of the fourteen-day limit rule,
which by-law 14 of the association rules
provides for as follows:
That on or before September 6 any member
oi an associated club can, upon fourteen days'
notice to the association s.nd by showing good
cause, be permitted to resign from his club and
join and play for any other club.
Yet they will engage the Bohemians in
a friendly game, getting together their
best available talent. A lot of interest
will be taken away from the game, but
still a splendid day's cricket should result,
as the teams will be about equally
At Alameda, on the Webster-street
grounds, the San Jose team, under the
captaincy of C. Gardner, will oppose the
Alamedas, who will put the following
eleven in the field : Hood (captain), W. G.
Hogue, E. G. Sloman, Ward Jr., J. H.
Halton, Peel, Lewis, Driffield, Cronin,
Lopez and A. N. Other.
The Ladien of Stanford University Dig-
play Their Skill — The
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., May
18. — The tennis tournament for the ladies
of Stanford University came off to-day.
Entries were few and interest rather feeble,
both due probably to the work required
by the near approach of final examination.
Miss Martin plays an accurate game and
takes few chances. In the present tourna
ment she has played a very steady game
throughout and in capital form. Miss
Williams is another good player. Her
strength^ is in her drives. Miss Rose's
forte is in her excellent back-hand work
with the racquet.
The matches resulted as follows:
Misses Martin and Willis— Won by Miss
Martin, 6-1, 6-0.
Misses Webster and Simons— Miss Web
ster won : score 6-3, 9-7.
Misses WiKiams and Ruse — Won by Miss
Rose, 8-6, 6-4.
The finals are yet to be played. Miss
Martin holds the championship and is ex
pected to retain the honor.
The tirst set, between Misses Martin and
Willis, was an easy victory for Miss Martin.
The prettiest game was that between Miss
Williams and Miss Rose. Both these
ladies are experts and play much the same
game. The score shows now closely they
This afternoon the Stanfords ended up
the baseball season by defeating the Re
liance team 23 to 7. It was expected that
the game would be hotly contested, but the
visitors played poor ball and seemed utterly
unable to hit Stanford's pitcher until he
kindly allowed them to do so. The contest
was too one-sided and too carelessly played
by both teams to be even interesting.
Two-baggers were made with astonishing
regularity by the 'varsity men, who did
about as they pleased.
The teams were made up as follows:
Stanford. Position. Reliance.
Russell Catcher Peters
McLalne Pitcher McClevert
Yonng First base stul tz
Dyer Second base Campbell
Whi te. Short stop Dean
Lewis Third base Knightly
Thompson Left field Kaciue
Sheehan Center field Ireland
Jeff Rightfield S. B. Osborne
Tacks and Broken Glass Being
Thrown on the Pave-
Street Sprinkling at Inconvenient
Hours Strongly Ob
For some time past the bicycle men of
the City have been working themselves up
over some circumstances, slight in them
selves but so persistently present that they
have become a positive grievance, and
steps are to be taken by the associated
clubs and by the local division of the
League of American Wheelmen to have
The first of these is the throwing of
broken glass and tacks upon the streets
for the purpose of puncturing pneumatic
tires, and the other is the 'watering of the
cable slots in order to prevent wheelmen
from riding upon them.
The throwing of broken glass upon the
pavement is a trick confined mostly to the
street gamin of the Mission. It has be
come quite a practice, as the experience of
the owner of many a collapsed tire can
tell, and there is no longer any doubt in
the minds of the wheelmen that the glass
is put there for their discomfort.
There is an ordinance which requires
property-owners to keep the streets in
front of their property clear of all ob
structions, but there is no penalty for dis
obedience of this law, and consequently it
is a dead letter. The wheelmen, through
their executive bodies, have decided to do
something to have this ordinance enforced
and to have a penalty provided for its vio
As to the other grievance, that of water
ing the streets at most inopportune times,
the wheelmen are going to have that
remedied also. They think that it is
something more than a coincidence that
Market street is watered about 8 o'clock in
the morning, ieaving the pavement muddy
and slippery and most unpleasant for any
wheelman who wants to ride downtown to
his work. Again just before noon the
street is watered, just in time to make it
uncomfortable for the noonday wheelmen,
and once again at 5 o'clock in the evening,
or after, the street is again muddied, the
wheelmen say, especially for their benefit.
With the main street in this condition,
the wheelmen prefer to ride upon the cars,
a result which the cyclist thinks accounts
for the system which the railroad adopts
in watering its tracks. As for riding upon
the slot after the sprinkler has gone over
it. there is absolute danger, for the wheels
slip from the metal, and broken bicycles
and broken bones are the result. To pre
vent this inconvenience, the wheelmen
will endeavor to have passed an ordinance
prohibiting the watering of the streets be
fore 9 in the morning, after 11 until 3 and
after •"> o'clock in the evening.
In Denver the same question arose, and
the Denver division of the League of
American Wheelmen had just such an or
dinance passed as the local wheelmen will
try to have passed here. In Denver the
streets are watered in the middle of the
forenoon and in the middle of the after
noon, so when wheelmen are passing
to or from work they have dry pavements
to ride over. Both these qnestions are
now under consideration by the ioral di
vision of the League of American Wheel
men. The police have already expressed a
willingness to assist in preventing the
throwing of glass upon the pavements, and
the Supervisors and the Merchants' Asso
ciation will be asked to assist in regulating
the street sprinkling.
Victoria ass a TJngulst.
Foreign visitors 10 the Riviera are, it is
said, still talking of Queen Victoria's mar
velous display of linguistic powers. Her
Majesty at dinner, according to the corre
spondent of the Glasgow Herald, "con
stantly carried on conversations with her
foreign guests, alternately in •perfect'
French, German and Italian." The en»
th usiastic remarks of the French officers,
who have returned to Paris, about Queen
Victoria in this respect are resented by
some of the Paris newspapers, which
grumble because President Faure addressed
Captain Dyke Acland of the Australia in
Sulphate of zinc is used to render
molasses pure amber color.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1695.
OFF FOR A JOLLY CRUISE.
A Big Fleet of Yachts Sai lei-
Yesterday for Mare
WILL RACE HOME TODAY.
Chances Are Good for Sport and
Splendid Work on the Run
Yachtsmen donned their caps, sou'west
ers and oilskins yesterday and headed for
Mare Island. A larger cluster of small
craft has not been seen on the bay in years
than the fleet which went whirling up the
bay. The leading yachts of the San Fran
cisco, Corinthian, California and Pacific
clubs were in line, and a noble sight the
swift vessels made as they flew along be
fore the wind.
From the Sausalito side went the Annie,
Lurline and Azalene of the Pacifies, and
the Chispa, Ripple, Frolic and several
others from the San Franciscos. The
THE YACHTS SPEEDING UP THE BAY BEFORE THE WIND.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
yacht-owners left the City on the 1:45 boat
in the afternoon, and before 3 o'clock the
boats of the San Francisco and Pacific Yacht
clubs were in motion, making for Rac
coon Straits. The Corinthians crossed the
bay on the 1 :50 boat, and the Tiburon club
was well represented, as it always is at a
jinks or a race.
In a bunch went the yachts of the three
clubs through the straits, and as the north
eastern end of Angel Island was passed the
fleet of the Californias wa3 made out on
the opposite as they were catching the
sail after leaving Oakland Creek. Every
body was racing up, and there was a good
breeze for running.
To-day will witness some exciting sport
if the weather and wind keep up, and there
is hardly any doubt that it will. There
will be lots of chance for the big craft and
the little fellows as well: lots or windward
work and lots of sport.
THE YACHTS AT VALLEJO.
Many White Wings Folded in an Illumi-
VALLEJO, Cal., May 18.— Following are
the results thus far of the yacht race to
this city: Chispa first, arrived at 6:20
p. M. ; Truant second, Kamona third, Rover
fourth, Annie fifth.
The wind died down at the Carquinez
Straits, and as a consequence all the yachts
struggled into Vallejo under the most dif
ficult circumstances, the tide and wind
being against them. They came to anchor
off Mare Island with all sails set at the
time of coming, and presented a magnifi
cent sight, never witnessed before in this
It is thought that about fifty yachts will
arrive before morning, bringing about 700
All the yachts are decorated, and the
harbor is brilliantly illuminated, causing
hundreds of people to visit the wharf and
gaze upon the beautiful spectacle. At this
hour (10 p. m.), yachts are constantly ar
riving, and the bay will present a most in
teresting and delightful scene to those who
appreciate new arrivals in the city. The
town is yacht-crazy to night, and every
thing possible is being done to interest the
BASS AND TROUT.
Dan O'Connell Reels Some Lines
to Lovers of Angling:.
At the close of last season an indefinite
rumor went abroad that Lake Lagunitas
was fished out, and that the game and
beautiful trout of this most picturesque of
mountain lakes, were reduced to a corpo
ral's guard. With this grim foreboding in
their minds the advance guard of fisher
men cast their lines with fear. They were
agreeably disappointed. Not only is there
no perceptible diminution in the fish, but
they are larger and more notional than
ever. The littJe yearlings with which the
lake was stocked, wisely keep in the shal
lows, for the trout is a voracious and iudis
criminate feeder, and has no respect for
A project is on foot to place a large cage
in the lake where the young fry may live
and feed on the lame and grin defiance at
the hungry '"grown ups" through its bars.
This would save thousands from destruc
tion, and would always insure abundance
of fish. The provisions of the water com
pany, as written on the passes they issue,
that fish must not be taken with the bait,
is a wise one. Last week Superintendent
O'Malley, whose vigilance is untiring, saw
a man casting industriously from the
northern shore, those rocky points where
the salmon-roe fiends used to plunder the
depths in previous seasons.
"What are you fishing with?" asked Mr.
"Oh, with flies," replied the angler care
lessly, keeping his cast under water.
"Flies, eh '.rejoined the superintendent,
"let me see what flies you are using."
The fisherman reluctantly raised his line,
and three white shrimps were revealed.
"I'm just tipping my flies with snrimps,"
he said explanatorily.
"That don't go, my good man," said
O'Malley, "we don't permit these fine dis
tinctions on this lake. The rule does not
permit bait fishing, you are breaking it,
and abusing the privilege given you. So
you will please take the homeward track."
And the shrimp-tipper disjointed his rod
and took his departure.
During the hot spell the fishing on this
lake was uncommonly good. Even on the
warmest days there was always a light
ripple on some portions of the water, and
the trout rose well and in good faith. Those
taken were nearly all of more than aver
age size. The smaller ones were returned
to the water when not mortally injured.
The new boats are most comfortable,
pull easily and are quite stiff in the water.
The lake is still quite high, and casting
from the shore at the favorite places near
the big madrone trees is perplexing and
not profitable work.
Mr. McNear has caught several striped
bass off Point San Pedro, using the five
shrimp for bait. At this time, however,
the bass work up the muddy sloughs for
food, and the fishermen take them with
nets in Petaluma and Xovato creeks.
Quantities of large carp have been seen
off the Pacific Yacht Club, and the tide
gauge wharf at Sausalito. What the
clnmsy and eccentric fish wants in this
section, where no vegetable food can be
obtained, is a nut for Professor Jordan to
The Bcotcn leader knot is the latest new
wrinkle among anglers. The discovery of
how this excellent attachment for gut is
made is the result of the investigations of
that veteran angler, Captain Cummings.
The captain worked away at some im
ported leaders, and, aided by his marine
experience, got the secret at last. He
communicated it to Henry Skinner, and
Skinner gave it to Professor Moore, and
now whenever a fisherman is detected fool
ing with two pieces of twine, he is practic
ing the Scotch knot. It seems to lie
smoother than the familiar water knot,
and has the advantage of bringing both
ends in the center of the junction where
they may be clipped off close without any
danger of the parts coming adrift. Again,
the knot may be rolled down close, so as
to run freely through the fair leads. It is
impossible to explain even by diagram,
and can only be acquired from one of the
Excellent and killing a lure as the
Emeric spinner is there is an element of
iragility a'oout it which might be corrected
to advantage. The wire which attaches
the spinner to the head of the hook is not
so clinched that it will withstand an un
usual strain. This defect while of advan
tage to the dealers is provocative of pro
fanity among those who are enamored of
Commissioner Emeric's ingenious in- [
The floughs of the Corte Madera marsh
yielded lots of carp ond catfish this week.
Pity that that ugly but good hsh, the cat,
is not more aggressive. All the fellow
thinks of is his stomach. If there was
any fight in him he might make things so
unpleasant for the earn that they would
lodge a complaint against them with ex-
Commissioner Joseph D. Redding, upon
whom the responsibility of their importa
Ross Creek, insignificant as it appears at
this season, has afforded some good sport
this year, and there are not a few deep
holes in that pretty brook, where some fat
fellows are domesticated, but will not come
forth to the quest of the ordinary tyro.
Lake Merced continues to be a closed <
book to the angler. Time was when
plump and lively fish were taken from its
;-andy shores, and there are stil! good fish I
in its weedy depths, but few try to catch I
them. There are carp in the lake, and
there must be some monster trout.
One day last season two anglers went
out to prospect the lake. They tried flies,
and spoons, and shrimps, and salmon roe,
but the results were nii, and not a fish re- j
warded their industry. Finally they set !
half a dozen "trimmers" across the lake
from the windward side, but those deadly
catchers were as ineffectual as the rods.
There have been some good catches j
I made on the Alameda, which seems '
• strange, as for years the "hard-mouths" |
! had absolute possession of that beautiful i
I river. Stony Brook, which empties into •
\ the Alameda above the second bridge, was \
j always good for a basket of fair trout ear;y I
in the season, but an odd fish was all the : ,
| Alameda has yielded up. Stony Brook
i has been stocked, hence the trout in the ;
Dr. Williams, with a party of friends, i
started on a big fishing excursion to the !
Puget Sound country on Wednesday. The j
doctor's equipment is perfect. He has i
several varieties of rods, and tackle enough
to set np a shop in Seattle. Camera?, note- \
> books and scales are included in the outfit. ;
Though early in the season, reports have j
come in already from Boca that the fi?h
are rising in the Truckee. Those rumors
have a suspicious flavor, as it seems al
most impossible that in the present con
j dition of the water the fish would take.
* — ——
The following dogs are entered for the ,
coursing match to be held at Casserly's
park, Ocean View, to-day: T. Roe's Mol- !
lie Riley vs. J. Hurley's Jimmy Rix; Pre- ■
sidio Kennel's Midnight the Second vs. T.
J. Cronin's White Chief; J. Sullivan's
Little Tom vs. J. Toland's Chris Buckley ; j
W. Sorensen's King Lear vs. P. Gorman's !
Domino; T. Brennan's White Rustic vs. \
H. Hull's Frisco Boy: W. Benchley's
John W vs. G. Mulvey's Lee Boy; T. J.
Cronin's Rosa B vs. J. Strahle's Annie
Rooney; S. McComb's Stranger vs. A.
Merrill's Snow Bird; T. J. Cronin's Jack i
Dempsey vs. T. Brennan's Kathleen; J.
Deane's Fullerton vs. F. McComb's Black
bird; F. McComb's Plunger vs. D. Dun
lee's Newcastle; Presidio Kennel's Donard
M vs. T. Roe's Robert Emmet.
Feei On and Off Shipboard.
On all the large trans-Atlantic steamers
the room stewardess is entitled to and ex
pects a fee of 10 shillings ($2 50) from each
passenger upon which she waits. The
dining-room stewardess receives the same
amount. If the passenger is ill most of
the journey, and but seldom at table, then
the lee of $2 50 should be given to the deck
steward instead of the dining-room steward.
Where there is a party of ladies, three or
four in one stateroom, a smaller amount
may be given by each to the room servant.
On land fees are optional, but usual. A
sixpence (12 cents) is the largest fee «x
--pected for actual service. The railroad
guards, who hold positions similar in rank
to our American conductors, will accept
and expect a fee if they reserve a compart
ment for the traveler. One shilling (25
cents) is the usual amount for such service.
Tlk railroad porter is given a sixpence. —
Ladies' Home Journal.
AT THE BAY DISTRICT TRACK
Oakland Made a Show of
His Field in the All-Age
A GRAND REVERSAL OF FORM.
The Speedy Two- Year-Old Perhaps
Was Again Troubled With Too
Swift, who rode Mestor, is one of the cleverest
steeplechase riders at the track, but does not
parade around in his colors to let everybody
Tod Sloane, who rode Nephew, looked very,
much disappointed when Oakland beat him
out, but it was uncalled for. Had Chevalier
given Oakland his head at the half pole he
would have won by seven city blocks.
F. S. Goodwin of the firm of Goodwin Broth
ers, publishers of the Turf Guide, who is paying
a flying visit to California, was a spectator at
the races yesterday. Mr. Goodwin said that he
had already fallen in love with our climate
and wished he could take some of it hack to
New York with him.
| On Wednesday Oakland was second choice in
a mile and a sixteenth handicap, with Moose
Taylor up. | Malo Diablo won the race, in 1:49,
with Oakland a doleful last; yet Taylor was so
impressed with the horse's run in that event
that he backed him yesterday, ridden by Chev
alier. Truly, form is a great thing.
Boreas should . have been disqualified for
fouling imp. Ivy opposite the drawgate, for the
crowding was evidently intentional on Sloane's
part. ':-:. To all appearances, both in the betting
and the manner in which the race was run, it
was the Australian -mare's' unexpected show
ing that caused Sir Richard to win. ,
• The. usual Saturday donating commit
tee waited ; upon ; the bookmakers at the
track yesterday and tendered them the
customary weekly collection. But one
favorite won, so the amount donated was a
fat one. ; But they had , a whole" barrel of
fun, and as the bookies seemed to enter
into the spirit of the thing, a real whole
some day's sport was joyed— especially
can this be said of the gentlemen on the
block who chalk up the prices and try to
look- innocent. There was a fair-sized
crowd in attendance, but it was a droll
one, lacking the snap and enthusiasm of
former days, who bet their money with an
evident feeline of distrust Were they to
visit the track : every day of the week
they urobablv would not be betting at all.
The only race that created any show of
enthusiasm' was the mile and a quarter
handicap. Nephew was a stationary Bto 5
favorite, remainine at that price through
out the betting. Del Norte was a big
favorite with the crowd and went to the
post heavily backed at 16 to 5. A wise
play brought Oakland's price down at the !
last moment ito 18 to 5. Claudius and
Arundel had 8 to 1 about them.
\ It was the softest thing Oakland had
struck in many a lone day, for after Cheva- j
lier had yanked his head off until they hit I
the: stretch, V lying nearly an eighth of a |
mile out of the race, he turned him loose, i
and he mowed the field down like chaff,
winning by a head from the favorite,
Nephew. Claudius finished third.
! The five-furlong handicap for two-year
olds, that opened the day's racing was also
a fairly open betting race. Her Majesty
opened favorite at 2 to 1, but so much
money went in - on Perhaps at threes that
she went to the post half a point higher.
Imp.: Santa Bella and the others all re
ceived considerable support. V
When the flag sent them away Her
Majesty rushed into the lead the first fur
long, but was passed on the \ turn by Per
haps, who' led the remainder of the way,
winning easily, from Edgemount, who fin
ished three lengths in I front of Santa
Bella. -/ !l ■.'/.. .->; ': '■ -,;■ - : -:;:■ \■:
The second race was a cheap mile selling
affair. Linville opened favorite at 2 to 1,
but a plunge on Jerome S ' brought his
price " down to Bto 1. he and Linville fin
ally closing I equal choices. Emma Mack
had fours ; against ;' her, the balance being
quoted at all sorts of prices. : ,.
i Huntsman led until nearing the turn
into the stretch, where Emma Mack went
to the front and led to the end, beating
Alexis out a length, with Jerome 8 a good
third. :■--■" -; ■"■. - ■' ;■--< :-• ■■■' -': ..■;:"-■■
• The Lark was backed down from threes
to 9 to 5 to win the steeplechase, but blew
up after taking the sixth jump. Lonnie B,
the : second « choice, led ; until ; nearing . the
seventh jump,' where Mestor took the lead
and ; won easily. Relampago ' came fast
through - the ' stretch and . beat Lonnie B
out for the place. .:, s ,
Sir Richard looked a. "lead pipe" for the
last race of the day, a six-furlong run, but
the surprisingly good price of 9 to 10 was
laid against him throughout the; betting.
He won by a scant margin after looking to
be hopelessly out of it. ■ Boreas, the second
choice, took second place through fouling
imp. Ivy. : - : - ■'. - : :•■'■■ ' -*- Mclholland. ■
. . s : ; Ban Francisco. May 18, 1895.
QOA FIRBT RACE— Five furlongs; ; handicap:
t/_U. two-year-olds; purse $350. ■:.... .;■.;•
Inri. .' Hor.ii. weight, Jockey. :; . Ht. y, Str. Flo.
(896) Perhaps. 97 (Hlnrichs) . . .'. . . ..3 ' : 1 A ■■■ life 11
905 Edgemont, 106 (Chevalier)... 4 .3* 4 23 23
891 Imp. Santa Bella, 115 (Shaw). 7 f6A 6/ . 8%
(9«s)Her Majesty, 118. (Sloan) 2 2Va 3l 4J &
885 Tiny, 87 (Rilcy) ..5 7 ■■> 4% 5*
905 Veva, 112 (Peter5)..... ....;:. .6 4/1 5/i 6V a
\ 809 Ledette filly, 97 (K.Jones)... 1 6A*.7,t^7 ; -,
■■■ Fair start.*, Won handily. Time, 1 :02^. Winner, :
or. g., by KoscSusko-May Vlley. . ; v ... ,
' : Betting: Perhaps 3 to 1, Edgemont 8 to 1, Imp.
Santa Bella 5 to 1, Her Majesty 5 to 2, Ledette filly
6 to 1, Veva 30 to 1, Tiny 15 to 1.
Q9] SKCOND RACE— One mile: selling;
*J-^i- . three-year-oJds and upward ; purse ?300.
Ind. Horse, weight, jocKey. St. Vk Str. Fin.
729 Emma Me, 68 (E. Jones) 2 21 1A I*l
906 Alexis, 107 (Peters) 3 SA 2/ 5%
Jeromes, 106 (L. Lloyd) 8 W3A 3J
906 Huntsman, 101 (Hinrichs). ..l lVa^i *S
889 Linville, 105 (Coffey) 6 52 5.V 51
914 Chiquito, 92 (Glenn* 7 Ih 64 6*
906 Minnie Beach, 102 (H.Sn)ith).9 94 95 74
889 Egperance. 96 (Chevalier).... s 86 74 StO
895 Queen of Scots, 90 (Cleary)... 4 61 94 94
906 Tuxeuo, 103 (C. Russell). ...10 10 10 10
Good start. Won driving. Time, 1:43. Win
ner, eh. m., by Hidaego-Butterfly.
BettMlg: Emma Me 5 to 1, Alexis 6 to 1, Jerome
S 3 to 1, Huntsman 4 to 1, Linville 3 to 1, Esper
ance 20 to 1, Chiquito 25 to 1, Tuxedo 100 to 1,
Minnie Beach 30 to 1, Queen of Scots 12 to 1.
Q99 THIRD RACK-One and a quarter miles;
UjQ*j. handicap; purse $ 400.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. V* Str. Fin.
907 Oakland, 110 (Chevalier) 6 5 5 In
903 Nephew, 108 (Sloan) 2 3* 2Vfe 21
907 Claudius, 103 (Hennessy).... 3 4i lh I S3
911 Del Norte, 105 (Peters) 1 24 41 i&
907 Arundel, 98 (Hinrichs) 4 \h 31 5
Good start. Won driving. Time, 2:093/ 4 . Win
ner, b. g., by John A-Alameda.
Betting: Oakland 18 to 5, Nephew 8 to 6, Claudi
us 8 to 5, Arundel 8 to 1, Del Norte 16 to 5.
QOO FOURTH RACE— "Short course"; about
*JZiO. one mile and a half; steeplechase; handi
cap: purse f 300.
Jnd. Horse, weitrnt. Jockey. St. 4J Str. Fin.
893 Mestor, 123 (Swift).... 5 31 If 14
893 Relampago, 126 (Stewart).... 7 2h 'A3 2!
(914)Lonnle B, 126 (W. Clancy).. .l IS 2h 3/i
893 Mero, 122 (Madden)... 6 it 41 48
(893) April. 160 (Cairns)..... 2 110 53 54
893 Long« ell. 128 (Seaman) 4 6! S3 6*o
893 The Lark, 150(5pence)....;..3 5/ itO 11
822 Wild Oats. 125 (Ga1ind0).. ...888 8
Good start. Won easily. Time, 3:22%. Win
ner, b. g., by Falsetto- Woodlark.
Bitting: Mestor 8 to 1, Relampago and Mero
coupled 8 to 1, Lonnie B 2 to 1, April 6 to 1. Long
well 5 to 1, The Lark 9 to 5, Wild Oats 15 to 1.
Q9/L FIFTH' RACE— Six furlongs; selling;
OtfX. parse $300..- .
Ind. Horse, weight. Jockey. " St. V* Str. Fin.
912 Sir Richard, 98 (Hinrichs)...s 6Y 3 61 l/i
898 Boreas, 95 (Sloan) '...1 3/ 3/ 21
901 Imp. Ivy, 93 (Plggott) 4 2% 2y 3?
445 Red Will, 90 (Chevalier) 3 6y a 4A 41
903 Blue B. 11, 107 (.Shaw) 2 11 . 11 61
909 O'Bee, 95 (deary)...... 7 4/» \63 61
898 Mamie 8co:t, 86 (E. Jones). . 6 7 7 7
Fair start. Won handily. Time, 1:143,4. Win
ner, gr- h., by Stratford or imp. Uhlan- Victress. .
Betting: Sir Richard 9 to 10, Boreas 3 to 1, imp.
Ivy 12 to 1, Blue Bell 10 to 1, Red Will 20 to 1,
O'Bee 26 to 1, Mamie Scott 15 to 1.
Following are the entries for to-mor
row's running events:
First race, about three-quarters of a mile,
selling, non-winuers in '95— St. Elmo 98, Rose
Clara 99, Counaught 95, Tamalpaia 104, The
Drummer 101. Olivia 87, Linville 100, Hunts
man 101, Prince 95, Jerome S 101, Eona M 88.
Second race, nine-sixteenths of a mile, two
year-old maidens— City Girl 101, Dancing Girl
101, Cardwell 108, Walter J 107, Spry Lark
104, Irene E 104, Elsie 104, Instigator 112,
La Flecha 101, Veruga 112, Phyllis 109.
Third race, three-quarters of a mile, selling,
inside course— Morven 104, Inkerman 103, Tar
and Tartar 106, Centurion 98, Miss Ruth 93,
Miss Day 107.
Fourth race, about three-quarters of a mile.
selling— Fortuna 96, Sir Richard 106, Ber
nardo 106, Mantell 106, Tim Murphy 115, Ar
nette 93, Inkerman 103, Outright 86.
Fifth race, one mile, selling— Royal Flush
I(X>, Red Glen 93, Ch-armer 95, Garcia 97,
Roma 90, Del None 102.
WILL BE IN THE SWIM.
Entries for the Olympic Club Swim
ming Tournament Next Week Closed
I. ust Evening.
The entry lists for the swimming tourna
ment of the Olympic Club Tuesday even
ing, May 21, closed last night, with the
following additional entries:
Plain diving— J. Mues, J. E. Cosgrove, W. S.
Taylor, T. L Rudolph, J. P. Jackson, H. R.
Powers, H. P. Healey, Charles B. King, N. E.
Conner, R. W. Cudworth, A. W. Taylor.
50-yard maiden race— W. S. Taylor, James
T. Baker, P. N. Coundelly. James W. Cofiroth,
\V. J. Feldknmp, Charles T. Kreling, J. H.
Baehn, George S. McComb. F. M. Wheaton, O.
Crabbe, Harry Vandall, T. F. Kennedy.
100-yard maiden race— H. W. Taylor. J. H.
Boyle, W. S. Taylor, R. B. Irons, F. McCormick,
Fred Fowler, W. J. Feldkamp, J. H. Ballin, H.
I\ Healey, F. C. Mortimer.
Tub race— C. H. Jordan, Captain J. L. Waller,
Charles T. Kreling, H. E. Swain, James Mulvey,
H. Monahan, F. W. Graham, Fred C. Gerdes, li.
Turner, J. H. Boyle.
Obstacle race— W. S. Taylor, J. P. Jackson,
James T. Barker. F. A. Marriott, Captain J. L.
Wallnr, Charles T. Kreling, J. H. Ballin, H. K.
Swain, James Mulvey, H. Monahan, N. E. Con
nor, R. W. Cudwortb, H. W. Taylor.
100 yards, class B— W. S. Taylor, James W.
Coffroth, A. E. Pinching, H. Rob Plate, J. H.
Ballin, T. F. Kennedy.
100 yards, class A— George S. McComb.
Candle race— F. A.Marriott, J. H.Ballni, H.
Monhan, Fred C. Gerdes, A. W. Taylor. J. H.
Specal diving— J. P. Jackson, H. P. Healey,
George 8. McComb, P. M. Wheaton.
75-yard breast stroke —F. M. Wheaton,
Charles B. King, Harry Vandall, A. W. Taylor,
Fred C. Gerries.
Fancy diving— J. p. Jackson, Charles T. Krel
ing, George B. McComb, H. S. Schlageter, F. M.
Wheaton. A. W. Taylor.
Special fancy diving— F. M. Wheaton, George
S. McComb. R. W. Cudworth.
Quarter mile swimming race— C. H. Jordan.
A. W. Taylor, A. W. l»ape.
100-yard swimming race— C. K. Melrose, H.
Rob Plate, C. H. Jordan.
LONDON'S SEVEN DIALS.
A Name Identified With Crime and May
The Seven Dials were never notable for
anything worse than thieves, dealers in
live animals, old clothes ana theatrical
"properties," and publishers of the Cat
natch literature, for specimens of which
collectors are now willing to pay such high
prices. The opening up of the radiating
streets has long rendered the neighbor
hood as harmless to the pedestrian as the
once equally notorious Gray's Inn road.
Yet middle-aged Londoners have no diffi
culty in recalling when they had to keep a
sharp lookout in running the gauntlet of
Little St. Andrew's street and its sisters
after nightfall, says the London Standard.
How it drifted into being the dens of the
criminal classes it is hard to say; for
originally — so Evelyn tells vs — the Seven
Dials, thus named from the clock-faces on
a doric pillar at the point where seven
streets met, was intended as the residence
of highly respectable people who Jiked to
be near the fashionable coffee-houses in
Covent Garden, the court in Whitehall and
the gay world which then centered in Bow
street and Drury lane. At tirst, indeed,
the locality was called the Bev°n Streets,
though in 1708 only four of them had beeu
actually built on the ground known as the
Cock and Pie Fields, surrounded by a fetid
ditch, which emptied into the Thames.
The houses were "after the Venetian
style," just then introduced by a Mr.
Neale, who made a fortune in lottery spec
ulation. For many years the neighbor
hood maintained its gentility and was,
indeed, regarded as quite a triumph in
architecture. In Gay s 'Trivia" it is re
ferred to as "Seven streets' Seven Dials
count their day, and from each other catch
the circling ray," though, as a matter of
fact, the dial pillar had but six faces, two
of the seven streets opening into one angle.
A curious legend getting into vojnie to
the effect that a great treasure was buried
under the column, it was removed in June,
1774, and never replaced. Some fifty years
afterward it and the dials were bought of a
stone-mason, who had in some way be
come possessed of them, and, with the ad
dition of a ducal coronet, were set up on
Wey bridge green as a memorial to the
Duchess of York. Until very recently — if
it does not do so still — the dial stone
formed a stepping stone at an adjoining
inn. But before the beginning of the cen
tury the Seven Dials had begun to share in
the general squalor of St. Giles', and less
than fifty years ago it was a collection of
rookeries at which modern sanitarians
would stand aghast. Whole families have
lived in cellars, as an eye-witness described
them, "like cells in a convent of the order
of La Trappe, or like onions on a rope."
The inmatea descended into these under
ground warrens by means of trap-ladders,
and at intervals came up to breathe, dis
appearing with amazing alacrity when a
constable or a Bow-street runner happened
to come within their limited purview.
Beggars' lodging-houses and "thieves'
kitchen" were frequent, and were rather
encouraged by the police, for the con
venience they afforded the latter of being
able to lay hands upon any particular indi
vidual when wanted. Men about town
used to form parties to visit these haunts. '
The Regent and Major Hanger are said to
have attended a carnival in the Seven
Dials, but wished they had abandoned
their adventure when "that 'ere gemman
with a shirt" was called on for a song.
The Prince (thus designated) finding it
impossible to escape altogether, persuaded
his friend to chant "The Beggar's Wed
ding," and left, after adding one more
memory to the locality^ which, it is honed,
is conscious of the distinction intended for
it in the suggestion to rename it St. An
English and French Women.
The Temps has a correspondent in Lori
don who has evidently been most favor
ably impressed by the charms of the Eng
lish ladies. Nothing could be more ridicu
lous than the fancy portrait of an Eng
lish woman as seen in the mind's eye of a
Frenchman who knows nothing of Eng
land. Musset said, "as cold as an English
woman," and the French picture her as a
creature with enormous feet, a jaw like
that of a gorilla, body hands and a Hat
neck, wearing a round hat, a ereen veil,
spectacles, a plaid shawl, and loose ill-fit
ting stockings", falling over boots like those
attached to a diver's dress. Such an idea
could only have been produced, he de
clares, by hatred of Pitt or the defeat of
The gallant correspondent proceeds to
compare English women with French
women, not at all to the disadvantage of
the former. What superficial observers
take for coldness in the Englishwoman he
declares is really calmness, an easy bear
ing, a bjid, grave, confident and unaffected
manner, which excludes coquetry in favor
of personal dignity. The London woman,
he adds, is brought up in a spirit of inde
pendence, which is wanting in French
female education. Bhe may appear a little
mannish, perhaps, in consequence, but one
gets used to this, and one finds she is none
the less pretty, or fair, or fresh-colored,
or graceful, or tender. — London Daily
The number of Dotential voters in ttxin
country in 1890 was 16,940,311. In 1880 the
number was 12,830,349. The total Presi
dential vote in 1892 was 12,110,036.
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