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The interest in the pleasure of cycling
does not diminish in the least, but on the
contrary it seems to be increasing daily.
Clubs are springing up like mushrooms in
all directions, and Sunday club runs have
become quite a popular fad. Several wheel
men are now in the country enjoying their
summer vacations and seeing the beauties
of nature's handiwork on all sides. The
oarsmen, athletes, anglers, sportsmen,
lovers of coursing, rifle-shooting and ten
nis are by no means behind in the ways
California Associated Gycllng- Clubs'
Joint Run To-Morrow.
Club Events To-Morrow:
Annual Joint run of the California Associated
Cycling Clubs to Niles Canyon—
Acme Club Wheelmen, Oakland.
Bay City Wheelmen, Ban Francisco.
California Cycling Club, San Francisco.
Crescent Athletic. Club Wheelmen, Berkeley.
Crescent Road Club, Ban Francisco.
Garden City Cyclers, San Jose.
Imperial Cycling Club, San Francisco.
Liberty Cycling Club, San Francisco.
Oakland V. M. C. A. Cycling Club, Oakland.
Olympic Club Wheelmen, San Francisco. .
Pathfinder Bicycle Club, San Francisco.
Reliance Club Wheelmen. Oakland.
Eoyal Cycling Club, San Francisco.
San Jose Road Club, San Jose. .
Santa Rosa Wheelmen, Santa Rosa.
Y. M. C. A. Cycling Club, San Francisco.
Camera Club Cyclists, run to Cape Horn, on
Haltinoon Bay road.
Outing Road Club, picnic run to Haywards.
Pacific Cycling Club, run to Haifmoon Bay.
The announcement published exclu
sively in the Gail last. Wednesday that
Allan N. Jones and Clarence L. Davis had
left the Garden City Cyclers and would
Join the Olympic Club Wheelmen has
been the principal topic of conversation
among the club wheelmen since its pub
lication. The impression seems general
that" they have not treated the San Jose
club right. It is true ttiat they now reside
here, but they were under no expense to i
the Cyclers, being on the absent list. They,
of course, were entitled to join any club
here they chose for its social advantages,
but why should they desert the racing
colors of the club that has stood by them
ever since they straddled a wheel, which
has helped them to victory and given them
their present reputations as class Bracers?
It is a well-known fact that Allan Jones,
now ranked as one of the best men on the
coast, would have been nowhere but for
the Cyclers. The club encouraged him,
assisted in his training, helped to get him
on the Rambler team, and made him what
he is, and in return he calmly turps the
club down by saying, "I don't care what
they think. The Cyclers are nothing to
it would seem as though these class B
men iiad no gratitude, for Jones' and Davis'
desertion was not without a precedent.
Walter F. Foster coolly withdrew from the
Bay City Wheelmen, at a time when he
was in his prime and they were helping
him as he has never been assisted since.
Otto Zieglex Jr. left the San Jose Road
Club before he went East, at least
he joined another club and deserted the
colors of thi ' ah.
Perhaps there is something behind these
withdrawals, however, in that each one of
these nun immediately joined the Olympic
Club Wheelmen, it is rumored that the
genial secretary of the Olympics has a sub
tle way of whispering into the willing ears
of the racing contingent highly colored
tales of the many advantages the annex
offers its mem hers. It must be admitted
the Olympic Club has many advantages
not offered by purely bicycle clubs, but the
zealous secretary's ambition to enroll the
name of every racing man of prominence
on the coast on his books, and some nor; in
the far East, has embittered the other clubs,
for they don't know when he may come
rapping at their door and inveigle their
champion away. What would the Im
perials do without Bvrne. the Bay Cities
without Wells, Terrill or Vincent, the Cal
ifornias without Harvey or Alexander, or
the Road Club without "McFarland? The
various clubs do not like the way the
Olympics are enticing away their racing
men, and this last instance, where Jones
and Davis are concerned, has opened a but
partly healed wound, and the Garden City
Cyclors have two warm sympathizers in
the San Jose Road Club and the Bay City
Wlien Ziegler left the Road Club to cast
his fortunes with the Olympics he lost
much of his prestige among Californians.
When he appeared upon the cyclers' track
in the races on April 19 and 20, he was
hissed as never was a racing man before.
It i 3 not improbable that Jones and Davis
will meet the same reception should they
race in the Garden City on July 4, for
whicn events they are now training.
The public are at a loss to understand
why the Olympic Chib Wheelmen cannot
develop racing talent of its own, from a
membership of 250, without borrowing it
from the other cycling organizations.
The annual joint club run of the Califor
nia Associated Cycling Clubs to Niles Can
yon to-morrow will bring forth nearly all
the road riders belonging to clubs that are
in embers of the association, and many un
attached riders as well. The Associated
Clubs has been in existence several years
and previous affairs of this nature "nave
been so well attended and enjoyable tbat
the wheelmen all look forward to to-mor
row's jaunt with pleasant anticipation.
The following clubs are members of the
association and can be looked to to turn
out a large proportion of their rnember
f-hip: Acme Club Wheelmen, Reliance
Club Wheelmen and Young Men's Chris
tian Association Cycling Club of Oakland;
Garden City Cyclers and San Jose Road
Club of San Jose; Crescent Athletic Club
of BerKeloz; Santa Rosa Wheelmen of
Banta Rosa; Bay City Wheelmen, Califor
nia Cycling Club, Crescent Road Club,
Librty Cycling Club, Imperial Cycling
Club, Olympic Club Wheelmen, Pathfinder
B3 vi.le Club, Royal Cycling Club and
Young lien's Christian Association Cy
lub .. f San Francisco.
Captain John F. Burk of the California
Cycling Club has the arrangements for to
morrow's run in hand. Jlia orders are for
the local clubs to take the 9 a. m. creek
route boat, which lands at the foot of
Broadway, Oakland, where the Oakland
contingent will join the run. All will then
proceed through Oakland, past Fruitvale,
San Leandro and Haywards'to Niles. The
San Jose riders wiU go direct to Niies.
Lunch will be prepared for 500 wheelmen,
which, it is safe to say, will be disposed of
if even only half that number attend.
Captain Burk's instructions to clubs are
to form in line at the start in alphabetical
order. This applies to all clubs, whether
members of the 'association or not. The
various club captains will ride together at
the head of the line. Lunch tickets* must
be procured lrom club captains, to whom
they will be issued in the number that was
sent in to the committee of arrangements
when the query was made as to l»ow many
The annual meet of the North California
Division League of American Wheelmen
will take place at San Jose en Thursday,
July 4, under the management of the Gar
den City Cyclers. Of course the principal
feature wili be the races, to be held on the
new three-lap cement track, which has al
ready proven such a record-breaker tor
speed. The entry blanks are out. announc
ing that the races will begin promptly at
1:30 p. x. and that entries will close with
the last delivery of mail on June :i7.
There are live races, three prizes to each
event, their total value aggregating $04.1.
With but three exceptions the prizes are
unset diamonds, every first and second
prize being one of those nmch-sought-for
gems. Without question try meet will be
one of the best ever held in this State, and
the league should receive a well-merited
boom in consequence.
H. O. Smith and Russell Cushing of the
Garden City Cyclers left here by steamer
W. B. PAWCETT, OLYMPIC CLUB WHEELMEN.
Thursday for Los Angeles to enter the
race? there on the 25th. They will return
in time for the races at San Jose on July 4.
The Los Angeles Wheelmen will find them
two gentlemanly fellows and very fast
class B riders.
W. A. Searles Jr. and R. J. Elliot of the
Bay City Wheelmen made a hard cycling
trip last Sunday, which as a test of en
durance is remarkable. They left here at
4 a. m., destined for Pescadero to meet a
friend, Mr. Wakeman, wnu has been tour
ing in that vicinity awheel. Pescadero is
sixty-three miles away, the last twenty
five miles being over the roughest kind of
a hilly country, where walking was gen
erally preferable to riding. They finally
got there, however, and after lunch and a
short rest started homewards, not arriving
here until after 10 o'clock at night. The
last ten miles of the trip around the bay
road were made in very slow time, as it
was dark as pitch and they were com
pletely tired out. Monday neither felt a
particle the worse for his long journey,
The Outing Road Club's trip for to-mor
row will be a picnic run to Haywanls
Park, leaving on the 8:15 a. m. narrow
gauge boat. Members are requested to
bring their own luncheon. Bert Mayer of
this club has just returned from his Lake
County trip, and pronounces the roads in
very good condition and the trip a very en
joyable one. Captain Davis is rusticating
at Bolinas Bay until July 1.
Upon the invitation of Mrs. A. G. Mr-
Fariand the Camera Club Cyclists will
take a run to-morrow to Carap'Alta Vista,
and Captain Argent! has issued the follow
ing circular describing the trip:
Owing to the length and character of the
run au early start is desirable. Members will
assemble at Twcnty-lii>t and Valencia streets
at 6:30 a. jj., thence alont; San Bruno road to
San Mateo, twenty miles; thence via Pescadero
road to (.'ape Horn, seven miles, passing crys
tal Springs dam; thence to destination, where
Vice-President Mrs. McFariaud will exercise
her prerogative as hosteso.
Return by train or wheel from San Mateo, ar
riving in town about 6:30 p. m. The roads,
1 hough rolling in character, arc in good condi
tion and a' pleasant trip is assured. The run
being upon invitation will be confined exclu
sively to members of the annex. Bring cam
The Diamond Cycling Club is the name
of a new wheeling organization formed in
Alameda last Tuesday evening, with a
charter roll of thirty-five members. As
soon as the work of organization is com
pleted and officers elected the club will be
heard from tegarding runs, races, etc.
Tiie Royal Cycling Club is progressing
finely in its new quarters on Van Ness
avenue. At the last meeting six new
members were elected. Alva Posner has
been elected bugler. On June 30 the club
will have a run to Camp Taylor. To
morrow they will go to Niles Canyon on
the Associated Clubs' run. •
The Liberty Cycling Club has adopted a
novel idea in the shape of a sinking fund
to cover breakages on runs. Each member
who desires to avail himself of this "in
surance deposits 10 cents a week with the
treasurer, and for such premium is in
demnified against all or any damage to his
wheel upon a club run. I wonder if this
will encourage recklessness upon the part
of the riders? The club elected 11. Wahnig
and H. J. Vollmer to membership at the
The Sunset Cycling Club was organized
iast Monday evening in this City with a
membership of thirty-live to start with.
The following are the officers : Arthur
Sherley, president; Miss Bessby, vice
president; P. W. d'Arcy, secretary; C.
tfhaw, treasurer; P. Morrin, captain. The
club will meet every Monday evening at
305 Van Ness avenue, near Grove street.
The Imperial Cyiing Club will turn out
en masse on the association run to-morrow.
Frankj3l. Byrne, the club's pormlar'class A
racer, will return from his trio to Portland
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUVE 22, 1895.
to-day. G. J. Gel Mngs and J. P. Kirby, of
the Imperials, roue to Banta Cruz Thurs
day week, returning Sunday, riding the en
tire round trip on their wheels. The im
perials will give a dance in July at some
The San Jose Road Club is about to lose
its popular captain, 0. C. Peppin, who
leaves shortly for Oregon. As Lieutenant
Navlet did not wish the position, owing to
press of business, the mantle will fall on
the shoulders of Second Lieutenant M. J.
O'Brien. The club is progressing and will
have some fast class-A men in the Fourth
of July races, among whom may be men
tioned McFarland. Hardenbrook, ISelloii,
Benson, Navlet, Harris, O'Brien, Carroll,
"Welch, Hogg, Wing and Brunst.
The Oakland Young Men'a Christian
Association Cycling Club held a live-mile
read race Last Saturday afternoon over the
course from Fruitvale to San Leandro.
The order in which the first rive finished
and their riding time and handicaps are as
Name. Handicap. Net riding time.
B. H. Kiford % mm 13:04 2-5
E. C. Brown scratch 13:16
E. C. J,yon V 2 "lin 13:47
Charles D. Gooch scratch...; 13:83
J. .Lewis..".; ....1 mm 14:*_'t>
There were a dozen other starters whose
finishing time was not taken. Elford, the
winner, is a new rider, and did very well.
The course was not in the best of shape,
ami at one time the two scratch men,
Brown and Gooch, narrowly escaped col
liding with a wagon, which compelled
them to slow up, and they lost consider
able time. The officials were : A. T. Brock,
referee; H. F. Kellogg, starter; H. L. Gil
bert, I. L. Gilbert, Fred Starratt, C.
Pomeroy and F. Jackson.
The racing board has issued its twelfth
bulletin, under date June 20, 1885, as fol
June 15, Panta Paula Wheelmen, Santa Paula.
July 4, Redlands Cycling Club, Redlands.
July 4, Stockton Athletic Association, Stock
July 4, Ventura Wheelmen, Ventura.
July 4, Brooklyn Parlor No. 1(U, N. S. G. W.,
In the protest of A. W. Cleaver trom the de
cisiou of Referee C. F. Gates at Han Bernnrdino
May 22 last, the National Racing Board sus
tains the referee, saying: "The rules provide
that the decision of a referee shall be linal in
all cases when such decision does not conflict
with the racing rules. There was no conflict
in the decision rendered, and the referee was
in a better position to decide the question of a
foul than t\\e racing board could now be."
For violation of clause C, class A, amateur
rule, A. W. Cleaver of Los Angeles is declared a
professional. R. M. Welch,
Representative National Racing Board.
The members of the California Cycling
Club will make a trip to La Honda Sun
day, June 30. The run will start from the
clubroonis next Saturday evening at 6:30,
and the men will ride to Woodside, some
five miles beyond Redwood City, where
they will stop over night, completing the
trip to La Honda and returning to Red
wood City Sunday.
The wheelmen of Visalia offer a hand
some banner to the club having the largest
number of men in line in their parade on
July 4. The banner is of purple and gold,
the wheelmen's club colors. On the rich
purple silk plush is worked the following
in gold: "Visalia, July 4, 1895." A large
wheel traced in gold is the central orna
mentation. This Danner will be competed
for by all the wheeling cluba within a
reasonable radius of Visalia.
The Crescent Road Club will attend the
association run to-morrow. A new uni
form was adopted by the members at a
meeting held last Wednesday evening,
which will be ready early in July. The
club propose holding another liVe-mile
road race shortly, and will offer valuable
trophies for the ever!. The club was
recently presented by Byron D. Bent with
a photograph of the club members and
several views of the run to Camp Taylor
two weeks ago, all neatly framed together,
which has been hung in the clubrooms.
it is rumored that the Falcon team will
be disbanded on July 15. The team is now
on the Eastern circuit, and is composed of
Otto Ziegler Jr., C. It. Coulter and C. C.
Harbottle. The latter has already left the
circuit and returned to Canada. No reason
is given for the breaking up of the team.
It is a surprise to notice Coulter's vastly
improved form, as he is now winning
many races on the circuit. On June 20, at
Utica, N. V., Ziegler was given twenty
yards handicap over him in a two-mile
race, ana yet Coulter won it and Ziegler
finished third. W. A. Terrill has also
beaten Ziegler in scratch races. What's
the matter with the "little demon?"
The Petal uma Wheelmen will hold a
race meet on July 4, confined entirely to
class A events as follows: Half-mile invi
tation, scratch; one - mile invitation,
scratch; one-mile club handicap; half
mile scratch, boys under l(i years j'quarter
mile scratch, boys under 14 years; half
mile scratch, county ; quarter-mile scratch,
county; two-mile scratch, county; one
mile Two Rock Road Club event. The prizes
are well selected and of good value." En
tries close June 27 with (George B. Murphy,
secretary, 1014 Fourth street, Petaluma.
W. B. Fawcett's likeness is presented
this week. He is a well-known member of
the Olympic Clirb Wheelmen and has al
ready made his mark on the track in class
A races. He will ride at San Jose on July
4 and will be up with the bunch in all the
• Charles S. Wella and Harry Terrill, the
Bay City Wheelmen's two fastest racers in
classes B and A respectively, will go to
Los Angeles to compete in the races there
on June 25, the occasion being the Turners'
President Charles A. Adams, Captain J.
J. B.Argenti, Byron D. Bent and : Henry
Owens of the Camera Club Cyclists will
start awheel for Lake County early in July,
to be absent a fortnight. They, will visit
aJI the springs and resorts, and as all four
will carry cameras some good views may
be expected when they return.
. palm so.
. Mr. S. W. E. Hawkins, advertising man
ager of j the Steams bicycles, says in the
Newspaper Maker that next year, after the
present contracts expire, bicycle advertis
ing will be done mainly in the daily papers
instead of in the monthlies as now. The
daily paper is the paper of the present.
The magazine is to it what the almanac
is to the morning's weather report.
Captain Sherman on Berkeley's
Chances for Next Season.
Although it is nearly two months before
football playing will begin on this coast,
the captains of the various teams are al
ready actively engaged in overhauling
their material and taking an inventory
for next year. From the present indica
tions it looks as though the great college
game will be the sport to attract the 1111
--uivided attention of the college athletes.
The track athletic team that will return
in a few days will be too tired to go into
training at the opening of college, and so
that branch of athletics will remain quiet
for the first term at least, thus giving foot
ball the entire attention of the collegians.
The mildness of last year's great Thanks
giving day%ame has undoubtedly gained
the pastime numerous new enthusiasts.
Captain Ed Sherman of the University
of California eleven has been carefully look
ing over his men as far as can be relied
upon at this early date. He is confident
that as good a team can be gotten together
next season as ever defended the "blue and
gold." He has this to say for the general
prospects and for the players in their re
The prospects for next season I consider to
be as good as they have been in almost any
season heretofore, that is, consiuering the
available and Ukely-to-be-available material
that will be required. A brief summary of the
men for each position is:
Halfbacks— Kansome '97 needs no explana
tion. His safe kicking makes him invaluable.
His knee, which caused him so much incon
venience last year, may possibly bother him
Hupp, '97, though light, is a rattling good
player" and has the making of a star in him.
He is speedy and contains the necessary grit.
Dozier, '9B, it is said, will be unable to play
on account of his parents objecting.
Hilhora>'96, may makaagood player if he
will train hard enough.
Kinzie, '97, is a good player in all respects,
but as yet he is somewhat uncertain.
For fullback 1 have Khu bottom, a hard gritty
player. Last season he played tackle and will
be somewhat new at this position. He bucks
Dorn, '98, is a green man all around, but he
is fast and a tower of strength. He made the
largest strength test among the freshmen last
year, being second only to Yale's strong man.
He kicks well for a beginner and may make a
very good man.
Jlagee, another '9S man, is also new at the
game. Like Dorn, he kicks well and is fast aud
Schmidt, Law College, '97, substitute for
lust Beason'B team, is the only available man at
present for the center position. He may make
a good man. His build may iseem to be against
imu, but not necessarily. He is fast, strong
aud willing. At present his weight is 'lib, but
be will play at about 200.
For guards we are well fixed. Sherman, '9(5,
is a good fast player. He is a great deal above
the average in weight. I'lunkett, '9b, makes
a good guard. He does most of his playing by
mere strength. He weighs heavy and always
keeps in the pink of condition. lam not cer
tain of having him with as, fur he is talking
some of going to Harvard. Winkler, '98, is
the tall man of the team. He is very strong,
having the greatest lung power of any man m
the university. If he learns to handle himself
better he may make some tiling.
Tackles — Wittenmeyer. '9B, is a hard player
in all respects. He kuows the game perfectly,
and handles his great weight with agility.
Ferguson, '98, has excellent chances to be a
ttikie next season on the lirat elevvj.. He takes
such great interest inthegaru.- and is so de
termined that he will ;..•' ftl \y do excellent
work. Avery, '93, is a pood l layer, but he. will
have to train harde: than last year to ac
complish much. Bunker, '98, is an entirely
new man, but he is quite strong and very
heavy. 1 have hopes ol him.
There are four or live men for ends. Wilson,
'9(5, is among them. Hopper, '98, although
light, is one of (he grittiest little players of the
lot, and is improving rapidly. He goes in for
do or die. Morgan, '9S, and Julian, '98, are
well-built fellows. They both did excellent
worK ou the freshmen team last year. I will
play my old position of end.
The most important position in the team,
that of quarterback, will be well tilled. Ken
nedy,97, plays the position well. He is very
cool-headed and speedy.
Baker, '98. did wonderful work last year.
When lie makes up his mind to tackle a man lie
is sure to do it. He will make a hard struggle
to get on the team.
In the class of '99 I can as yet give no
opinion. 1 expect to get a couple of men for
center work from it. I saw Hall of the Oak
land High School eleven taking the entrance
examinations. He will be a likely man for
tackle. Keno Hutchinson of the same school
and a very good player is comiug in also, I
We have plenty of material for as good a
team as the University of California ever pro
duced. Dut it all depends ou Low the material
develops. Some men develop into good
players in one season ; for others it takes much
longer. The great fault with the men is that
they do not study the game.
When asked as to the result of the next
game with the wearers of the cardinal,
the doughty little captain shrugged his
shoulders, but from the expression it was
easy to see that he did not fear the other
The training next year will be radi
caily different from anything ever at
tempted at Berkeley. The coach and the
captain will not have so much to do in the
matter as will Walter Magee, the in
structor in physical culture. The term at
the Stata University begins much earlier
than at Stanford or at the colleges in the
Kast, thus giving the football team much
more time for training.
The first two weeks beginning with
August 15 will be devoted by Captain Sher
man to getting his men together and giv
ing them light work in handling the ball.
Then Mr. Magee will have charge for the
next few weeks. He will do most of his
work in the gymna&ium, giving the players
such exercise as will strengthen their weak
The actual football playing will not be
gin until the coach arrives at the usual
time. By that time the men will be In per
fect physical condition, and be able to
stand the hard work they will be subjected
to. Great care will be taken not to over
train the men, as has been the case more or
less in previous seasons.
11. H. Lang, immediately upon his re
election to the position of manager, en
gaged a coach, whose name he refuses to
make public. He will appear on the
ground ab«ut at the accustomed time— six
or eight weeks before the Thanksgiving
Players Who Will Engage in the San
The admirers of the fashionable game of
tennis are practicing daily for the cham
pionship tennis tournament, which will be
held at San Rafael, commencing on July 2
and ending July 4. The championship
trophy, which was presented by the Pacific
States Lawn Tennis Association and valued
at $200, is a very handsome prize; the
runner-up prize is a splendid gold watch
and chain, which has also been presented
by the association. Clabrough & Golcher
have given two beautiful rackets a3 a
prize for the consolation race. Sam Hardy,
who is the present champion, will
defend the cup this year.
Among the most promising competitors
who are now practicing assiduou^Jy for the
contests are: Sumner Hardy, U. B. de
Long, George Whitney, R. N. Whitney, D.
K. Allison Jr., W. B. Collier Jr., H. W.
Crowell. J. A. Code, A. E. Kaser, H. F.
Allen, A. J. Holmes, Walter Magee and
others who will be favorably heard from on
the days of the contests. The Lakeside
Club of East Oakland, which has joined
the association, may send some of its rep
resentatives to compete for prizes and
T. A. Driscoll of Oakland, who is touring
in England, played with E. Eenshaw at
the Queen's court (London) recently, and
his friends are anxious to hear of the re
sult of the game. "
It is announced that the Neighborhood
Tennis Club of West Newton, Mass., had
at last succeeded in its plan for bringing
together English and American players in
an international contest. Pirn, the English
champion, who is recognized as the fore
most player in the world, and Mahoney,
the Irish crack, have accented the club's
invitation to compete at West Newton.*
America will be represented by Lamed,
Hohart, Hovey, Chase and possibly Cham
pion Wrenn, who, however, may be pre
vented by his duties as Harvard's second
baseman". The "round robin" principle
will govern the contest, matches being
played by each contestant with each of lus
The tourney will be the first real inter
national tennis contest ever played in this
country. The visitors will arrive early
enough to get some practice on the courts
before June 25, the opening day. They
will leave for England immediately after
the contest, as Pirn must defend his Eng
lish championship at Wimbledon on J uly 8.
A Programme That Will Be Enjoyed
To-Morrcw at Sutro's Baths.
The Pacific Swimming Club, assisted by
1 he Olympic and Dolphin clubs, will give a
Jirst-class entertainment on Sunday after
noon at the Sutro baths. Many of the
leading swimmers and fancy divers of the
rotate will b« on hand and tiieir perform
ances should prove quite interesting. The
programme as arranged by the committee
H. L. Clark, Swimming Instructor
is first class and as the lovers of natatorial
pastimes are all in first-class condition rec
ord smashing may possibly result. The
high divine from seventy-six feet will be a
feature of especial interest and will be par
ticipated in by Professor Kdward Mowry,
Professor H. L. Clark, Charles B. King,
Mat Gay, Ed Stolle, T. J. Knowlton, W. S.
Taylor, Daniel Green, Adolph Kahn, Put
nam Jackson, Fred Green, T. P. Killeen.
Louis Meyers will do some clever club
A close 100-yard race is expected between
J. H. Boyle. H. R. Plate, A. W. Taylor,
W. S. Taylor, J. "VV. Farnsworth.
The laughable event will be the bur
lesque boxing match between Charley
Kreling and A. D. Pariser, with "W. S.
Taylor as referee.
C. T. Kreling, H. B. Vandall and J. T.
Baker will have a tub race.
Adolph Kahn, weighing 250 pounds, will
Oato Crable, Winner of First Prize
Diving:, Olympic Club-
try to beat Fred Green, weighing eighty
pounds, in clown diving.
Frank Smith will box Charley Cathcart.
Mat Gay will give a cornet solo, using
his mouth and salt water as the instru
C. K. Melrose, A. E Pinching, J. E.
Bartman and F. M. "Wheaton will have a
special 100-yard race.
The members of the Dolphin Club will
have a boat race.
The one-mile relay race by swimmers
from the Olympics, Dolphins and Pacifies
will be a close one.
An exhibition of general diving will be
given by W. 15. Wegener, G. W. Corbel], J.
E. Cosgrave, T. J. Rnowlton, W. 8. Tav
lor, Henry Gutte, Edward Mowry, H. L.
Clark, O. Crable, G. 8. McComb, Putnam
Johnson, C. B. King, G. A. Rosenbery, R.
W. Cudworth, Dana Thompson and Daniel
Excitement Caused by the Bursting
of Shotguns— Trap-Shootingr.
The Country Club will hold its monthly
live-bird pigeon contests this afternoon at
the Oakland track, and the captain of the
club hopes that the members will take
sufficient interest in the sport to attend in
larger numbers than at former shoots.
To-day, under the auspices of the Port
land (Or.) Gun Club, a grand Pacific Coast
handicap will be held at Portland.
The Empire Club will engage in an arti
ficial clay-bird shoot to-morrow at Ala
meda Point, and at the Oakland track a
team-shoot will be held, which promises to
be very interesting.
Local sportsmen, and especially trap
shooters, have been aroused oy the recent
bursting of guns. J. S. Fanning had a
Smith gun burst while engaged in trap
shooting recently. He states "that he was
using forty-two grains of cold dust smoke
less powder when the barrel of the gun
blew off within a foot of so of the breech.
Fanning said that he was surprised such a
tiling should have occurred, as he nad fre
quently used larger loads and experienced
no bad results.
A. H. Allison of Elmira, Solano County,
had an accident of a similar kind, and yes
terday a market hunter was testing a gun
he had recently purchased, when it burst
near the breach, lacerating his left hand.
Some people contend that the barrels of
some of tlie closely choked guns used in
trap-shooting are too thin in parts to in
sure safety, while others contend that the
smokeless powder or nitro used by those
men whos^e guns have exploded is not alto
gether safe. The matter is causing no end
of talk among sportsmen.
Apropos of a recent discussion of judges
not "going straight," a good story is now
going the rounds among dog fanciers, says
an Irish paper. A well-known Scotch ex
hibitor was the proud possessor of a collie,
with which he was particularly anxious to
win the first prize at a certain show. On
finding out the name of the judge— who,
by the way, was an Englishman— the said
exhibitor hastened to make a friendly caii
on that important functionary, and his
visit was promptly followed up by the pres
ent oi a very choice smoked ham to the
gentleman who was to decide the fate of
the collie at the show in question. When
the show had come round, the collie, on
whose behalf the visit bad been paid and
the ham had been sent to the judge, was
awarded a highly commended ticket. The
exhibitor was naturally very much cha
grined at this, and tfn meeting the judae
he said, "Did you get the ham a' richt?"
"Oh, yes," replied the judge, "I got it all
right, and it's very good." "I wis just
thinkin'," said the exhibitor, "that I lmeht
hae got a bit farrer up wi' my collie, par
ticularly when you liked the ham sac
weei." "Ah, but," replied the judge, "you
must have miscalculated there, for the man
who got the lirst prize sent me a whole
Opening of the San Andreas Lake.
Sport in the Mountains.
Local anglers are making preparations
for the opening of the San Andreas Lake
on July 1. The recent spell of warm
weather will materially add to the success
of those who will whip a fly in preference
to trolling a spoon. A gentleman
who returned from the lake yester
day states that millions of small
flies have made their appearance on
the water since the warm wave ai^d that
trout are eagerly feeding upon the flutter
ing insects and waxing strong and fat in
anticipation of the sterling battles in which
they will engage on anglers' day. The
large fish arc, however, more likely to be
tempted with a spoon than with a fly,
though anglers who have employed both
devices for their capture contend that
there is more real pleasure in the
landing of a one-pound trout on a ily than
a four-pound trout on a spoon* as by the
former method delicacy and cunning must
be used, while by the spoon route the
question of success depends altogether on
the way in <vhich the fish is hooked, as
rough usage in the playing ana ianding of
a trout is the rule and not the exception.
Very nice trout have been taken during
the last few weeks from some of the coast
streams, but in numbers they have de
As it will be lawful to take black bass
after July 1 it is presumed that the de
mand for permits to fiih in the bass lakes
will be great. It is rumored that the
Spring Valley Water Company will be
more liberal "with invitations this year
than in former years, as the bass
in Crystal Lake are so numerous that they
frequently telescope when passing. The
rush of "sportsmen and anglers to the
mountains has set in. The man who loves
shooting best must not indulge in his
favorite sport to excess, as game of all
kinds,. excepting snipe, is still under the
wing of the law, and if he be detected in
the act of knocking over deer, quail, duck,
grouse, etc., punishment is certain to fol
low—that is, provided the officers of the
county where the slaughter is committed
will do their duty.
The anglers, though, can enjoy them
selves to their hearts' content, as this is
the time of the year when trout-fishing
should be at its best in most of the rivers
and lakes of the mountains. Letters from
anglers who are camping near the Pieta
and Sulphur creeks in Sonoma County
state that trout are very plentiful near the
headwaters of those streams.
The popular "Doc" Watt has returned
from a short vacation to Boulder Creek
and speaks very well of the fishing in
Kings Creek, a "small stream ii^the hills
distant about ten miles from Bouider.
According to late reports from the
Truckee River anglers should not visit that
stream until August, as the water is ex
tremely high and cold, and the trout are
feeding on bottom larvie.
Very flattering reports have been re
ceived" from Tahoe and Dormer, and it is
said that the famous cut-throat trout of
Weber Lake have begun to show their
noses on the surface.
Jack Sanimi will leave this City for
Truckee this evening. He intended to re
main a few weeks in the St. Helena Moun
tains, but that place did not suit him and
he has decided to change catup. He wilU
bring two large oil cans lull of salmon roe
to his friend, John Butler, who had forgot
ten his favorite bait in the hurry incident
to his departure from this City last Tuesday.
A telegram from Boca states that since But
ler's arrival the trout in the Truckee have
begun to show signs of mating. Evidently
because of the large quantities of roe they
have seen floating down the river within
the past few days. John Gallagher of
Oakland will leave for Truckee m a few
days. John will give Lake Tahoe a trial
anil his big spoons will catch on.
George Walker writes a friend that the
Truckee is a great place for "lumber and
sloth heads," and that the bottom of the
river is full of them. He lost fifteen spoons
in one day in the attempt to land some of
them. He says they came from the
Truckee mill hatchery.
Dr. Windele, who is a most enthusiastic
fisherman, will leave oq Monday with a
party of friends for the Truckee ana the
Henry Skinner, Rev. Charles Miel and
Dan O'Connell had a good forenoon sport
on Lake Lagunitas on Tuesday. It is an
undeniable fact that Mr. Miel can take
more fish on that beautiful lake than any
angler in the State. w
Henry Skinner well deserves his title
of champion fly-caster. He throws long,
lightly and accurately and is quick in
striking his fish. The trio succeeded in
basketing considerably more than the
average daily yield of the lake to good fly
fishermen, but in the afternoon, which was
extremely warm, nothing would tempt
the fish from the cool depths of the lake."
The land-locked salmon at the lakes or
the Country Ciub continue to afford good
sport. They, too, are a fanciful fish and
will only rise to the liy that suits their
dainty fancy. At this season the green
drake seems to be their choice. They will
only rise at certain hours and "then
they mean business. Almost every rise
scores a fish. Their teeth are as sharp as
those of the hake, and when in playing
them if they are allowed a little slack they
■will cut through a snell of double gut like
a knife. A tight line, as they are usually
strongly hooked, and no fancy work are the
best methods to bring them into camp. The
name of the land-locked salmon as a giitne
fish will undoubtedly lead to the stocking
of all the'eontined waters in the State with
these fish. They afford not alone good
sport to the angler, but they are a very
superior table fish.
Professor Moore, who has a deeply
seated conviction that every fish that
swims will take either the spoon or the
fly, worked Richardsons Bay care
fully this week to vindicate his
theory. The professor demonstrated that
smelt, perch and even rockcod could be
taken on the spoon. His next experiment
will be with an artificial red berry to catch
shad off the tide gauge. Ernest.'the stew
ard of the Pacific Yacht Club, made some
weeks ago an examination of shad which
were brought ashore in a fisherman's
dragnet. He found that they were filled
with berries and other vegetable matter.
\\ hen this hsh comes into season it may
not be an unusual sight to behold a regi
ment, of fishermen along the Sausaiito
shore casting for a shad with their hooks
baited with red berries.
An old steelhead, which had evaded all
the anglers lures since the opening of the
season, was tr.ken last Saturday by Albert
Watson in a deep. pool below the old dam
Mr. Kramer experimented with trolling
for a bay dolphin this we.'k, and hooked a
big lellow which ran his line all out and then
wished him good-by. A spoon of about the
size of those used on Lake Tahoe is the
proper thing for trawling for those tMi
:Not many are acquainted with the spot
but when the dolpnins are in the bay it is
Where to Go for Rock Fish and Other
Denizens of the Deep.
Rockcod-fishing was very good last Sun
day on the north shore. It is said that
there was more iish brought over on that
day on the ferry-boats than at any time
this season. Large quantities of tonicods
and kingfish were caught on the sand
banks opposite tho Fau-alito shnrui and a
jjreat many smelt at Target Rock, nea* the
Sunday Fred Walter:; and 'companion
caught >■ pounds of red rockcod on the
CiiHfornra City shore, some of the lish
weighing over one pound each.
Tuesday Frank Burke, the well-Known
angler, and two companions caught about
eighty pounds of red and blue rockcod at
Point Cavallo, the. largest a blue rockcod,
weighing two pounds an^ three-quarters.
Anglers nshint- in boats near Point Ca
yallo can safely anchor inside the tiderip
in a southerly direction, where the depth
varies from seven to fourteen Fathoms, an l
stay there during the ebbtide, bat on the
flood the ashing is best on the reef extend
ing southeasterly from the point abou< l |a >
to 150 yards, in about eighteen huh.
water. The fish do not run quite an large
a- at Lime Point, but there is more si
and not so much danger of losing anchor
On Monday Thomas Barnes ami lady
. caught 127 tomcod and kin-fish about 300
yards from the Bausalito ferry landing;
al-o two large flounders, one of them
weighing three pounds and a quarter. I
the same day Frank Kelley and compan
ion caught thirty-five smelts at Target
Rock, the largest weighing a pound and
three-quarters and measuring eighteen
inches in length.
Anthony Will Journey to England
if He Whips Mahoney,
The admirers and patrons of fl
will have a chance of teeing Jimmy An
thony, the champion bantam puj.':
Australia, and Danny Mahonoy. the. Cham
pion bantam of the Pacilic Coast, id a
James Anthony, the Australian Cham
contest to a finish at the Colma Athletio
Club on next Friday evening.
Although the contest is limited to twenty
rounds, it may be safely predicted that the
game will not run that string of rounds, as
Anthony, who has won thirty-rive battles
in his native country, captured mostly all
his scalps in ten rounds or less. Men who
have seen him perform in far-away Aus
tralia do not hesitate to say that in
Mahonev he will meet a surprise. The
little slim-built Cclifornian is as quick as a
cat. and will puzzle the foreigner in more
ways than one.
Mahoney is unquestionably one of the
cleverest little fighters who ha*
stepped between ropes, and it would not at
all surprise many of the old members of
the once-popular California Athletic Club
to hear of his successful capture of an Aus
tralian scalp on the evening of t&e2Btkj
Anthony is not as clever nor as cunning
ai the Californian, and should he fail to
bring his opponent to the sawdust inside
of ten or twelve rounds, Mahoney's chances
of success in the latter part of the race wili
certainly be first class.
Henry Peppers and Martin Mulverhill
are booked for ten rounds and it goes with
out saying that this meeting should be a
warm-belt starter to the event of the even
ing. Mulverhill has promised Joe King,
the pugilist whom Peppers defeated last
month, that he will wipe out the hot stuff
of his opponent in short order, but Peppers
takes a different view of the matter. The
giants of the ring, Professors Sam Print
and Wilson, are also on the programme for
a short and spirited engagement, which
will more than satisfy those who fancy the
hurricane style of fighting, as the contest
will certainly prove to be a name of ham
mer and tongs from start to finish. Should
Anthony prove successful he will imme
diately leave for England, where he will
be matched to fight Billy Plimmer, the
English champion of the bantam class.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN.
Gustave Haustaen, a Pedestrian, Makes
a O;i Wk Trip ou Foot rrom
Gustave Haustaen, "The Flying Dutch
man" came into the- Call editorial rooms
yesterday at 12:30 with a message from the
sporting editor of the San Jose Mercury
to the sporting editor of the Call, which he
had received in San Jose at 3:30 in the
He came up on foot, making the distance,
fifty-three miles witii an additional six
miles he had to make through missing his
road, in nine hours. Haustaen claims to
be the fastest long distance man in the
country, and is looking fora match. He
said that he had run thirty-live of the fifty
nine miles, but when he arrived he showed
little signs of fatigue. Some time since, he
said, he had made the trip from
Francisco to Los Angeles, a distance of 900
miles, in nine days on foot.
Haustaen is of the opinion that long
distance pedestrians are very scarce, as he
finds it difficult to get a match for money
Coursing at Two Parks.
The following dogs will run at Kerri
gan's Coursing Park under the auspices of
the Oakland Coursing Club to-morrow:
D. Leonard's Sweep vs. V- Pringle's
Ace of Spades, H. Bodie'a Merigold
vs. M. Ryan's Speculation, T. Cur
ran's Belle vs. J. Cohens Daisy Bell,
E. CampbiH's Chippie vs. T. Jeromes
Snow, P. Muiiin's Revenge vs. D. Leon
ard's Will-o'-the-Wisp, B. Print's Rigidy
Jig vs. J. Kennedy's Weasel, D. Leonard's
Moonlight vs. L. Here]
Penman's Sontag vs. H. Bodies Georgie
Dixon, P. Muiiin's George Washington vs.
L. Hcrspring's Gyp. _ _ ._
Judge, Ed Canavan ; slipper, V. D. Mur
The prizes will be $20, $1j and $10.
The following doga will run at Cas<=er
lev:s Park to-morrow: J. H. Perngo's Kitty
Scott vs. T. J. Cronin's Queon; P. P.
Roche's Gold King vs. T. J. Cronin's Rosa
B- D. D. Roche's John Mitchell v«. A.
Merril's Snowbird; D.D.Roche's Lillian
Russell vs. J. Murphy's Red Light; T.
Roes- Robert Emmet vs. T. .1. Cronin's
White Chief; T. Roe's Molly Reilly vs. \V.
Reid's Bc-lle B; I. Reqoa's Unknown yw.
E. Dunne's Butcher Boy; J. Qunm's
Fanny vs. r i'- Tram's Little Beauty.
The prizes will be *20, $iv, $5 and $5.
Baseball at Central Park.
Manages McNeil of Central Park is in
correspondence with Manager Hart, who
will be remembered as having journoyeil to
this City some years ago with the St. Louis
Browns and other basebali teams* which sur
prised the locals in those days. McNeil will
endeavor to revive the National sport in this
City by the introduction of some of the
crack Eastern teams which will play a
series of eumes at Central Park. On Sun
day afternoon the boraxaid Baseball Club