As the great holiday of the year draws
Hear sportsmen interested in cycling, boat
racing, athletics, shootine, fishing, tennis,
etc., are manifesting particular anxiety
regarding the outcome of the various
events announced. A grand bicycle meet
ing will be held at San Jose. At Stockton
a splendid programme of athletic and
aquatic events h&E been arranged.
At Sacramento the lovers of trap-shoot
ing will meet in a race for valuable prizes.
A tennis tournament will be held in San
Visalia will have horse and wheel races, j
In fact, all of the towns and cities near at ,
hand will celebrate the great day by hold
ing sports of some kind. Snn Francisco
"will be the only place in which amateur
pastime will suffer, and all because of the
action of the Fourth of July committee in
not having appropriated any money for
either aquatic or athletic competitions.
The Camera Club Cyclists Will Tour
Through Lake County.
Club Events To-Morrow.
California Cycling Clvb — Run to La Honda.
Crescent Road Clvb — Run to Redwood City.
Golden Gate Cycling Club— race, San
Imperial Cycling Club— Club races at Central
Liberty Cycling Club— to Mill Valley.
Outing Road Club— Run to the beach, and
Reliance Club Wheelmen— Picnic run.
Royal Cycling Club— Run to Camp Taylor.
The wheeling season is at its height now
and track and road races and country tour
ing are the order of the day. Many pri
vate parties are arranging to visit the Yo
s-emite Valley or Lake County, which ap
pear to have the call for touring purposes,
as presenting the most attractions at the
least expense of time and money. There
are runs by all the clubs nearly every Sun
day to some point within a radius of fifty
miles of their abode and often further.
The trip to San Jose is a popular journey
"with the city riders, most of whom prefer
to make it'from Pruitvale, as the distance
is ten miles shorter and the roads some
what better than on this side of the bay.
On the Fourth of July there are no iesa
than eleven track events scheduled
throughout the State, as will appear by
the latest bulletin from the racing board
published in this column. Of course, the
greatest interest will center on the annual
meet of the North California division,
League cf American Wheelmen, to be held
at Ban Jose. All the fast riders will com
pete, the track is a record-breaker and the
prizes and general management of the
meet excellent. Most of the wheelmen
from this City will ride down Wednesday
afternoon and return Friday morning.
There will be two social functions for the
wheelmen on the night of the Fourth— a
dance at the San Jose Road Club's hall
and a reception by the Ladies' Cycling
Club at the Pratt Home. Naturally the
latter has the call, as the Ladies' Cycling
Club are noted hostesses, and both affairs
will be very enjoyable.
A party of CameraJClub Cyclists will
start to-morrow morning for a ten days'
trio through Lake County. Prominent
among them are Charles A. "Adams, presi
dent of the club; J. J. B. Argenti, pro
fessor of botany, California College of
Pharmacy; Byron D. Bent and H. C.
Owens, all well-known amateur photo
graphers. Never before has such a party
visited this garden spot of California on
wheels, and it is beyond question that they
will bring back with them some splendid
views taken along the route, as they are
experienced artists and carry the latest and
most improved cameras. These pictures
will be made into elides, which are sent
around the world to other camera clubs,
exchanges being continually made between
these organizations. It might be men
tioned that the California Camera Club is
the only one in the world having an active
cycling annex. It is also the only club
giving monthly exhibitions. The cycling
annex is a feature of th« club, and some ot
the finest California scenic views have been
made since its inception through the op
portunity the wheel affords the artists to
When it was decided to make this trip
into Lake County Mr. Bent, who was the
leading spirit in the movement, agreed to
prepare an itinerary of the trip, showing
the route to be traveled, distances tra
versed daily and points of interest visited.
This he has done, and as it is an excellent
guide for any party desiring to visit Lake
County on wheels it is here published:
Sunday, June 30—7:30 a. m. train to St.
Helena, arrive 10 30 a. m., fare $2 05; St.
Helena to White Hulphur Springs, 2 miles,
for lunch ; back to St. Helena and out to ./Etna
Springs, 16 miles, for the night. Total mileage
for the day, 20.
Monday, July I— Mtna. to Middletown, 13
miles, nnd out to Haroiu Springs for lunch, 4
miles; back to Middietown and a short run to
Anderson, 5 miles, for the night. Day's mile
Tuesday, July 2— Anderson to Adams Springs,
10 mile*; Adams to Sieglers Springs for lunch,
3 miles; to Highland Springs for the night, 16
miles. Day's mileage, '29.
Wednesday, July 3— Highland to Lakeport,
10 miles, lunch; take boat at 4 p. m. for Bart
let t Landing (on lake one hour; to Bartlett
Springs 15 miles, should arrive at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 4— Bartlett Springs all day;
Friday, July s— To Bartlett Landing, 15
miles; to Upper Lake, 8 miles; to Saratoga, 3
miles; to Blue Lakes or Laurel Dell, 1 mile;
lunch; to Ukiah and out to Vichy Springs, 23
miles, for the night; day's mileage, 50.
Saturday, July 6— Vichy to Ukiah, 3 miles: to
Hopland, 14 mil«s; to Duncan Springs, 2 miles;
luiifih; then to Cloverdale, 16 miles, for the
night, stopping at the United States Hotel;
day's mileage, 37.
Sunday, July 7— The Geysers, 21 miles.
Monday, July B— The Geysers all day.
Tuesday, July 9— The Geysers to Kellogg, 20
miles; thence to Mark West Springs, 10 miles,
for the day ; day's mileage, 30.
Wednesday, Julf 10— Mark West to Santa
Ro«a, 9_ miles; to Petaluma, 16 mile*, and
home. o7 miles, which includes trp.in from San
Rafael and ferry; day's mileage, 62.
Lake County as a touring ground for
wheelmen is fast growing in popularity.
As yet the beauty and convenience of the
trip are barely known, but once over the
ground the rider is sure to go again. Tha
many attractions serve as an incentive to
go Blow, which makes it thoroughly enjoy
able for the new rider or the "scoroher."
The average wheelman seldom stops long
at any place; he is always on the move.
This inclination receives a setback on the
Lake County trip, and he who rides fast
misses half its beauties. As the county is
full of resorts and springs you need "not
stop at a single hotel durine the entire
trip, save at Cloverdale. As these springs
are strictly summering places you will find
everybody at leisure, and the fare is the
best the country affords. Mr. Bent urges
the advisability of remaining in Cloverdale
over night and getting an early start the
next morning for the Geysers, as the road
to the Geysers at midday can only be com
pared to the infernal regions.
The above itinerary is perfectly correct
and is so planned that all the famous re
sorts will be visited, the best roads
traversed and the longest day's wheeling,
the fifty miles from Bartlett to Vichy
Slap Showing Koutes Through Lake
Springs, comes in the middle of the trip.
Most of the distances can be made in the
cool of the mornings and late afternoons,
thus avoiding the heat of midday. The
rates at all the stopping-places are very
moderate, and at no place is any attempt at
extortion made. "Wheelmen are always
welcome and made to feel at home, and
members of the League of American
Wheelmen should not fail to carry their
membership cards with them, as they can
thereby secure a reduction in rates at all
The map accompanying this article will
give an accurate idea of the location of the
various points of interests to be visited on
the trip to Luke County.
As announced exclusively in the Call of
last week Allan Jones and Clarence Davis
joined the Olympic Club Wheelmen and
will ride under the colors of the winged
"O" at the San Jose meet. Their desertion
of the Garden City Cyclers is still the up
permost topic of conversation among the
wheelmen, but it will probably all be for
gotten in the excitement of the league
meet next week.
J. E. Alexander of the Garden City Cy
clers will not race this season. He is going
to Cornell University to complete his edu
The Pacific Cycling Club had an enjoya
ble run to Halfmoon Bay last Sunday.
The run started Saturday afternoon and
was followed by a second division Sunday
morning, who made fast time over the
hills. There was a large attendance and
the members spent several hours fishing
for eels. They made a good catch and F.
M. Harter landed one weighing eight
pounds. The roads were in good condition
and there was not an accident or puncture
to mar the trip.
Last Monday evening the Pacific Cycling
Club held its annual election of officers,
with the following result: A. Herbst,
president; Frank Scott, vice-president;
Henry H. Paulsen, secretary-treasurer;
F. W. Paulsen, captain ; Frank Flaglor,
first lieutenant. Ex-Captain Charles W.
Etting was presented with a handsome
medal by the club as a token of good will.
Ht has been captain ever since the club
was organized and has taken a great deal
of interest in its welfare. The medal is of
a very original design, the bar being shaped
like a comet (the club emblem), while the
body of the medal is a perfect little bicycle
wheel, the two parts being joined together
by links shaped like trouser- guards. Mr.
Etting was taken wholly by surprise when
the presentation was made, but found
words to express his gratitude.
The Royal Cycling Club will shortly
move to 1017 Golden Gate avenue, near
Laguna street, where they are now having
a house neatly fitted up for them. They
will then be on "Cycle Row," as the avenue
is sometimes called on account of the great
number of cycleries and wheeling clubs
located on it. The Royals will enjoy a run
to Camp Taylor Sunday under Lieutenant
Sternberg. Austin Liebes, Henry Meyer
and M. Harrison have recently joined the
club. Secretary Lichtenstein will spend
his vacation awheel in Lake County, start
ing the first week in July.
The Outing Road Club moved into their
new quarters at 1539 Eddy street last Mon
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1895.
day evening. They will have an opening
in the shape of a "smoker" before long.
To-morrow the club will enjoy a run to the
beach and Presidio. Several of the mem
bers discovered on crossing the bridge at
San Leandro last Sunday, after the Asso
ciated Clubs' run, that some miscreant
had strewn the bridge with tacks. These
useful little articles make sad havoc with
pneumatic tires, and probably some small
boys thought they could stop the entire
run of the association as completely by
doing this as if they had erected a brick
wall instead. As it happened, though,
Captains Dodge and Burke, who led the
run, had been informed of the presence of
the tacks on the bridge before leaving Oak
land, so the run was led to one side, over
the electric road tracks. This trick of
strewing tacks over thoroughfares con
stantly traversed by wheelmen is getting
quite prevalent in some localities, and as a
pastime serves as a variety to the small
boy who was wont to place cartridges upon
car tracks heretofore. A few sharp repri
mands would have a desirable effect, Dut
the trouble is the cyclists can never catch
the little scamps at it. As prevention is
better than cure. I guess we all have to get
tires that are impervious to tacks, if some
genius will invent them.
The racing board has issued its bulletin
No. 13, dated June 27, 1895, as follows:
Additional sanctions granted— July 4, Vaca
Valley Trotting Association, Dixon ; July 4,
Roso City Wheelmen, Chico; July 4, Lorapoc
Riders are warned that the L. A. W., through
its racing board, has sole jurisdiction over all
racing in the United States. The idea prevails
among those uninformed that the board en
forces its rules only against members of th«
league. All riders in the United States are
classified as amateurs of class A or B or as pro
fessionals, in accordance with the league's
definitions of such classes, and bo soon as a
rider enters a competitive event he becomes
subject to the supervision of the racing board.
Every racing event requires the sanction of
the board. Any rider competing in an un
panctioned event is liable to suspension from
raping for a term at the pleasure of the board.
In the case of men who are informed and ap
parently act in defiance of the sanction rule
the term of suspension is one year.
Riders before starting in a race should ascer
tain that the promoters have a sanction for the
event. The only exception is a content on tha
public highways, which the league will not
recognize, except to the extent of prohibiting
the competing therein of the amateur classes
with professionals. No sanctions are granted
for races between females, and the presence of
such an event on a programme is without the
authority of the board. If a sanction for a
meetir.g is held and the promoters attempt to
introduce such an event they are acting in bad
faith with the board, and riders are cautioned
to withdraw from the meeting.
Following are the sanctions issued for July 4
next. Riders should take notice and avoid
other meetings, unless a sanction issued at a
later date than this bulletin is exhibited:
San Joee— Annual division meet.
Petalunia— Petaluma Wheelmen.
Stockton— Stockton Athletio Association.
Oakland— Brooklyn Parlor No. 151, N. 8. G. W.
Dixon— Vaca Valley Trotting Association.
Chico— Rose City Wheelmen.
Los Angeles— Lou Angeles Wheelmen.
Ontario— Ontario Wheelmen.
San Diego — Coronado Track Association.
Realands— Redland* Cycling Club.
Ventura— Ventura Wheelmen.
Lompoc— Lompoc Wheelmen.
Transferred to class B— B. K. Clark, under
clause D, class A rule, Sail Jow. H. E. McCrea,
under clause B, class A rule, Log Angeles.
R. M. Welch,
Representative national racing board in
The Liberty Cycling Club held an elec
tion last Tuesday evening and the follow
ing are now the officers for the ensuing
term: C. Westphal, president; W. E.
Bouton, secretary-treasurer; C. Steiner,
captain; A. Joost, first lieutenant; Wil
liam Fanning, second lieutenant and sur
geon. The club will have a run to Mill
valley to-morrow, leaving on the 9 o'clock
boat. A dance at the "clubiooms some
time in July is contemplated. H. E. Mor
ton, ex-president of the Liberty**, will start
for Xanaimo next Thursday by sailing
vessel and will enjoy a vacation of several
weeks in British Columbia wheeling and
Edward P. Armbruster of the Olympic
Club Wheelmen and George Reith, unat
tached, will go through Lake County on
their wheels, starting Sunday, June 30.
They will be absent a fortnight.
The Golden (iate Cycling Club held a
banquet and election of officers last night
at the clubrooms, 228 Thirteenth street.
To-morrow the club will hold a five-mile
handicap road race over the San Mateo
course, starting early in the morning.
Thus far the entrants and their handicaps
are: Captain J. Quadt, Ueutenant R.
Siebe and Secretary a. G. Maass, scratch ;
August Steigeler, 15 seconds; H. Schwartz,
40 seconds; Ed Dwyer, 1 minute; William
Fenstermacher, IJ^ minutes; G. A. Holler.
l\i minutes. The impression is general
that President Fenstermacher with \%
minutes handicap, should win the race.
The Bay City Wheelmen have no run
called for to-morrow, so most of the mem
bers will frequent the park and give their
now white duck suits a chance to get fitted
to their forms. Judge F. H. Kerrigan, the
president of the club, returned Thursday
afternoon from a month's trip in the
vicinity of Lake Tahoe, in company with
Frank H. Dunne, grand president of the
Native Sons. Yesterday morning they
started on a wneel to JStna Springs and
will roam around Lake County until the
middle of next week, when they will go to
San Jose to attend the league meet.
Frank H. Watters and Arthur Davis,
two well-known members of the Bay City
Wheelmen, are about to go into the cycle
business in this City.
Charles S. Wells and H. F. Terrill, the
club's two best racers, returned from their
Los Angeles trip Thursday. Terrill was
Blck while there and only started in one
race, wherein he rode a lap and then with
drew. Wells was in fine form and won
more than his share of prizes. The riders
say they were very hospitably treated by
the Los Angeles wheelmen.
The Crescent Road Club has a regular
run called for to-morrow to Redwood City,
starting from the clubrooms, 813 Octavia
street, at 8:30 a. m.
The Golden City Wheelmen, a club re
cently organized here, is progressing
fanely. One of the members is Jules Berges,
an old-time wheelman, who is directing
their energies in the right groove, and as a
result the club is prospering. It was the
Golden City members who took charge of
the kitchen at the Grand Hotel at Niles
and many a half-starved wheelman was
served with a hearty meal as a result.
The Imperial Cycling Club will hold
several club races for class A riders at the
Central Park track to-morrow morning.
ho prizes are offered, and the events are
merely for the purpose of developing new
racing talent among the members.
The California Cycling Club will hold a
run to La Honda to-night and to-morrow.
Captain Burk announces the start will be
from the clubrooms. Twenty-second and
Folsom streets, at 6:30 o'clock to-night,
and the members will ride to Woodside
and there remain over night, making an
early start in the morning for their desti
nation. The trip leads one through a
very pretty stretch of country, mostly
mountainous after leaving Redwood City,
but divided into a two days' journey, as
this is, it should be easily made even by
The annual meeting of the Imperial
Cycling Club will be held at the club
rooms, 636 Golden Gate avenue, next Mon
day evening, and a large attendance of the
members is requested.
The Reliance Club Wheelmen of Oak
land have a picnic run on the cards for to
morrow, but the destination is known only
to Captain Bates, and where he will lead
them to is a question. Spaldixg.
Opening of the San Andreas Lake.
Sport In the Mountains.
Local anglers are delighted that the San
Andreas Lake will be opened on Monday.
The Spring Valley Company has been very
liberal in extending invitations to lovers of
the sport in past years and there is no
doubt that the game liberality will be
shown this year to anglers who are well
recommended by stockholders.
It is said tnat the trout of the lake are
in splendid condition this year and will
afford pleasure hunters excellent sport.
There are some splendid bass in the lake
also, but no manner of allurement would
induce the odd hump-backed whoppers to
recognize any of the many lures that were
offered them last season. There were,
however, a few large bass taken by what is
known as the frog bait. Possibly this year
the condition s of things may be changed
for the better and more successful bass
fishing will result.
it is said that the Fish Commissioners
will stock Crystal Lake with large-mouth
bass this year, and with that object in
mind they have asked the olh'cers of the
water company to keep the lake closed to
fishermen until euch time as the big
mouths will have become plentiful. The
keeper of San Andreas Lake, James Kerr,
has been at til times courteous and oblig
ing to guests, and this year he has made
many improvements at the lake, which
will be highly appreciated by local anglers
who look for comfort as well as pleasure
when on outings of this kind.
The new Crystal Lake may be opened
for a short time this season so" as to give
anglers an idea of the grand sport that can
be enjoyed in that immense expanse of
water with the large steelheads (land
locked) and Eastern trout.
Anglers who can afford the time and
expense incident to a trip to the Sierras,
may now look pleasantly forward to some
erand fishing. From Lake Independence
thousands of beautiful cut-throat trout
have been taken this month by anglers
who had tne good fortune of oeing on
hand when the fish commenced to feed.
Jack Sammi, John Butler, Mr. Wilson, A.
M. dutton, F. Foyes and other lovers of
anglinp have been enjoying the finest kind
of spo*- inagrinable, and as a result seve
ral boxe» of beautiful fishes have arrived in
this City from Lake Independence. A
letter received yesterday states that "the
salmon flies" have commenced to make
their appearance on the lake and streams,
and that good fly-fishing may be expected
during the month of July. Sam mi got the
greater number of his fish on a small
spoon, which was presented to him by
Herman Muller and Mr. Stoll whipped
the Los Gatos Creek in the vicinity of
Wrights last Sunday, but as the day was
excessively warm their luck was poor.
They will try it again under more favor
Salmon fishing in Santa Cruz is at the
present time affording lovers of the angle
great sport. The run of fish is very large
this year and first-class tackle is necessary
to guarantee safe landings.
The Chief of the Fish Patrol and his
deputies have been notified that Chinese
fishermen are catching tons of small sea
rishes with bag nets in the vicinity of
California City and McNears Point, but for
some reason they will not stop illegal
fishing of this kind.
Anglers cannot understand how it is
that the millions of mosciuitos which
swarm on Lake San Andreas are harm
less. They will buzz around yeur head,
but refrain from boring.
Miss Etta Butler, daughter of the re
nowned angler, John Butler, has surprised
the tourists who are rusticating at Inde
pendence Lake by her great catches of
trout. IShe has discounted her father in
the art of luring trout.
Frank Marcus and W. A. Tilley returned
from Boulder Creek last Sunday) and they
reported haying had a most pleasant out
ing. Mr. Tilley hud a beautiful basket of
trout, which he had taken from the San
Lorenzo River, some of which measured
ten inches. Marcus 6aid that the morning
and evening fishing was very good.
Sam Williams, the famous whip of the
Sierras, is now sending a spanking team of
horses over the roads daily between Boca
and Lake Independence. Williams can
handle a whip in great style provided "the
loa d" is not too heavy.
It would appear from the following item
that the trout of some of the Eastern
States are not totally free from parasitic
attack. The article reads: "That peculiar
fungus which was recently noticed as kill
ing fishes in the Fox River, 111., seems to
have made its appearance in several parts
of the country. The disease should be
thoroughly diagnosed by the fish cultur
ists of the various States, and a remedy for
it be found if possible. In the Flint River,
near Flushing, Mich., fishes have been
dying by the hundreds. At Honeoye
Creek, the outlet of Hemlock Lake: at
Rockland Lake, and in the outlet of Can
andaigua Lake, all In New York State, the
same decimation of the finny tribe, by
what appears to be the same disease, has
been noted recently. From the widespread
destruction caused' by this disease, it can
hardly be ascribed to local causes, we
think, and the urgency of the case de
mands prompt action on the part of the
State hsh commissions whereever the
disease has appeared.
It is thought that small wire nets would
be far more preferable than nets made of
string for lake fishing. Flyhooks fre
quently catch in the meshes of string nets
and cause much annoyance. The fine wire
net would offset this.
Al Cumming, the champion shark
catcher of Santa Cruz Bay, is making prep
arations for another "go" at the monsters
of the deep. Cummings says that as an
edible fish he thinks shark meat will not
please the fastidious taste of an epicure,
but as a means of affording royal sport for
anglers who are out for play nothing can
beat shark-fishing. Cummings will spend
the better part of three days next week
searching for "man-eaters" in the deep,
deep sea several miles off the coast of
Professors Jordan and Gilbert of the
Stanford University states that the trout
of Lake Webber belong to the form known
as the Tahoe tront, "Salrao Henshawi."
Professor Jordan regards them as a variety
of the red-throated trout, and writes its
name as "Salmo My kiss Henshawi."
It is said the Webber Lake trout were
planted many years ago by Dr. Webber,
and that he took the original stock
from Feather River. They have been com
monly known in California as the Feather
River or cut-throat trout.
In the course of a conversation on trout
fishing, this is what an old and experienced
angler from Taconaa said : "If the fly fish
ermen were more observing as to the color
and kinds of bugs, insects, etc., alone the
streams, and selected their flies accordingly,
I think they would be more successful. As
an example, I was fishing in a small creek
near Kent, that flows in White River, one
day Jast summer, and had tried every fly.
Big trout were jumping occasionally, and,
try my best, I could not find out what they
were feeding on. Tfcere was very little
brush along the bank*, but very tall trees,
bomething fell on m^ hat and then to the
ground. 1 made searwh for it, and it was a
small gray caterpillar, whio.h I rightly
guessed was what the ftrout had been jump
ing for. I then put on a gray hackle fly
and nad good sport the balance of the day.
"What was the best day's fishing I ever
had? Two years ago in August, on Green
River, near Palmer, I caught fifty-two,
which, as an average lot, was the best I
ever got — one of 21 inches, two of 14 inches
and twelve of 11 and 12 inches. I caught
all of them on a luminous coachman,
though the first day of this season I had a
great catch, thirty-one, all good size, six of
them being 15 inches long." *
Large Smelt Are Now Being Caught
It is reported that a large number of
smelts have made their appearance on the
north shore of the bay, most of them being
of large size. At Target Rock, opposite
Sausalito, a number have been caught dur
ing the week, some of them weighing over
one and a half pounds and measuring
from sixteen to twenty inches in length.
On Tuesday last FranK Webber, the well
known angler, and a companion, caught
fifty-nine smelts at Target Rock, several
weighing from one and a quarter to one
and three-quarter pounds each. On the
same day Fred W hitney and two com
panions caught their baskets full of king
fish, torncod and a few large flounders on
the fishing banks opposite the Sausalito
Suearloaf Rock and inside of Lime Point
are undoubtedly the best fishing grounds
for blue rockfish, or blue cods, as they are
generally called. They are hooked on the
bottom the same as red rockcod, but the
most successful anglers claim that they
catch a larger quantity and bigger fish by
attaching hooks ten or fifteen feet above
the sinker when fishing in deep water.
Several good catches of rockcoa are re
ported during the week from the vicinity
of Point Cavalla and Yellow Bluff, some of
the fish running quite large.
On Monday Fred Babcoek and com
panion caught sixty-eight pounds of red
and blue rockcod and one nine and a half
pound green codfish at Point Cavalla.
Dove - Shooting Will Commence
Monday— Before the Traps.
All those who are interested in the
smashing of clay pigeons are invited to at
tend a tournament, which will be held at
the Oakland Trotting Park to-day. The
prizes offered for competition are of good
The Visalia Gun Club has sent out in
vitations to sportsmen to attend a shoot,
which will be held on July 4. The pro
gramme reads: First, 10 bluerocks, known
traps and angles, sqnad shooting; second,
12 live birds, entrance $3 50; third, 12 live
birds, handicap; fourth, 10 bluerocks;
fifth, 15 bluerocks; sixth, 10 bluerocks;
seventh, 15 bluerocks. All entrance and
added money tvill be divided into 50, 30
and 20 per cent, excepting in event seven.
In all bluerock contests, excepting the
seventh race, the shooters will be divided
into what is termed the expert and amateur
classes. Those who intend to take part in
the tournament are requested to notify
any member of the committee, which con
sists of Guy Gilnaer, E. E. McYeagh and
M. L. Weaver, at Visalia.
A letter has been received at this office
from a gentlemau residing near Novato,
which states that deer hunting is a very
common thing in that locality, and especf
ally on Sunday mornings, when the
crack of rifles can be heard in the can
yons west of the town. Possibly the new
Fish and Game Commissioners may give
some attention to those who persist in
breaking the law.
J. A. Russ of Ferndale, Humboldt
County, liberated about one dozen Mon
golian pheasants last year in the hills fif
teen miles south of Ferndale, and reports
to hand state that the birds are doing re
Sportsmen interested in the permanent
organization of an inanimate target asso
ciation will meet this evening at the
Olympic Club, when a constitution and
by-laws will be adopted.
The Empire Gun Club is making exten
sive preparations for itstournament.which
will be held on July 4 at Alameda Point.
The prizes announced are attractive and
will no doubt be contested for by large
number of trapshooters.
The true bluerock pigeons used for trap
shooting in some parts of England, accord
ing to Brent, are exceedingly wild and shy.
They frequent rocks, cliffs, caves and cav
erns, preferring a sea coast and nesting
among most inaccessible rocks, frequently
in the company of gulls and other sea
birds. None are found wila in America,
and very few genuine bluerocks are ever
seen except in confinement.
The bluerock pigeon is a trifle smaller
than a common dovehouse pigeon, being
niore slender in its proportions. The bill
is thin and dark, eyes bright orange red
and prominent, feet red and nails dark.
The general color of plumage is a clear,
light, grayish blue, having a greenish gloss
on neck, varied with violet and copper
reflections; secondary wing feathers and
larger covert feathers have eacli a black
spot, which forms two distinct black bar 9
on the wings; rump is white, tail has a
black band near extremity and the exter
nal feather on each side has a white outer
margin, a feature usually noticeable in all
blue pigeons. *
Why Good Marksmen Make Qood
Soldiers— At the Targets.
According to the programme issned by
the secretaries of rifle clubs there will be
some lively shooting done to-morrow at
the Shell Mound Park and San Rafael
ranges. To-day the crack rifle shots from
all parts of this great country will open
fire at the targets near the park, where the
great Bundes festival will be held. As
there is a good sprinkling of San P'ran
cisco marksmen amon« the sharp-shooters
represented much interest is manifested
among the local lovers of rifle-shooting in
the results of the contests. Adolph
Strecker, the renowned shot of the Far
West, hopes to make a very warm race for
his competitors, and it can be safely said
that the men who will lead Strecker (if
they can) will surprise the world by the
remarkable scores made. This will be the
inaugural day of the festival.
Colonel E. C. Farrington, inspector
general of rifle practice of Maine, recently
addressed the commissioned officers of the
Second Regiment of Infantry of Maine.
The subject of his address was marjesman
ship, and in the course of his remarks he
very vividly showed the superiority of the
riflemen as soldiers. He said: "When
the guard came into camp last summer I
was standing on Water street, and one'of
the best drilled companies in the guard
started toward the grounds, and while I
was admiring the splendid marching of
the first three sets of fours, I saw the
sharpshooters' and marksmen's badges
glistening in the sunlight as they proudly
moved on. when a young 'kid' on the side
walk sang out, 'See the fellers in the
rear I' I looked down the line, and march
ing out of step and time came a dozen or
more soldiers, not a marksman's button
shining, rifles askew, straggling on behind.
I felt hurt. Such a splendid exhibition of
military discipline marred by the ineffi
ciency of a few men."
The foregoing remarks are additional tes
timony that good riflemen are the best sol
According to an Eastern exchange Com
pany D, First Regiment of the Illinois Na
tional Guard, has accepted the challenge
of Company B, National Guard of Califor
nia, to a shoot over a 200-yard range.
Twenty men or more of each company are
to engage in a contest which ia to take
place on August 1. It will be a telegraphic
match, each company lo have a represent
ative at its opponent's range. Captain
Barnett suggested as his representative
Major John E. Miller, and Company B's
representative at Springfield will undoubt
edly be H. R. Wills of St. Louie, an old
military man and a shot of considerable
reputation. The results will be telegraphed
by each representative, and the targets
will be exchanged by express immediately
on conclusion of the match.
In speaking of the contest for the Shaw
gold medal at Visalia on the Fourth of
July by the companies of the Sixth Regi
ment the Kern Standard says: "It's no
use to shoot against a hoodoo. That medal
just as good as belongs to Company E
right now, and after the Fourth they'll
own it in fte simple. Mark our prophecy."
Sprinter Crum Returns a Compll
The Amateur Athletic Union received
quite a setback when it disputed John V.
Crum's amateur standing in the East.
Crum so completely snowed the sprinters
of the Eastern universities umier when
they competed against him that the East
erners set up a great howl and unhesitat
ingly pronounced him a professional, all
because he proved trim self a better man
athletically than the "world-beaters" of
the East. The result of this compliment
to Crum is told in an interview which ap
peared in a Chicago paper as follows:
While John V. Crum, the lowa amateur
sprinter, was in New York, competing in the
American Intercollegiate Association cham
pionships, he was approached hy Mike Mur
phy, trainer of the New York Athletic Club,
with an offer to join the Eastern club in order
to strengthen the team it will put on the track
against the men the London Atnletic Club will
send across the water in September. Murphy
represented to the lowan that he thought he
could beat the world, and that it would be a
splendid opportunity for him to attain a world
wide reputation by defeating the English
sprinter who would'come across.
Contrary to Murphy's expectations Crum was
not flattered by the offer, and refused it so
promptly and decisively that Murphy was left
dumbfounded. Crunl called Murphy's atten
tion to the fact that, under the rules of the
Amateur Athletic Union he would have no
right to carry the winged-foot of the New York
Club, as he did not live within the limits pro
vided by the rules. Murphy did not seem to
think that a matter worth considering, but the
young man from the corn State turned him
down and referred him for further information
to his trainer, Ed Moulton. The latter only
smiled broadly when told of Murphy's move
and considered it a great compliment to his
handling of Cruuj. It al.<-o goes to show how
shallow was the protest filed against Crum by
Not only did Crum refuse Murphy's offer on
the grounds o£ its being contrary to the rules,
but because he had accepted a membership in
the Chicago Athletic Association before he
went East to compete. Hie treatment in the
East was so shabby that Crum would not have
joined the New Yorkers under any considera
tion, and so expressed himself upon his return
to this City.
At Glasgow, Scotland, on June 10
Downer ran 300 yards in 31 2-5 seconds.
This is claimed to be the world's record for
Upon recent investigation it was discov
ered that the track at Champaign, 111.,
upon which Scoggins of the University of
California ran 100 yards in 10 seconds and
220 yards in 21 2-5 seconds was not cor
rectly measured. The 2%0-yards course
was found to be eight yards short of the
Thomas J. Cannon, the well-known
Scotch runner, has arrived from England
and it is probable that he will be matched
to run Everett C. McClelland, the Amer
ican champion. Cannon, it is claimed, is
one of the fleetest runners in Scotland.
He is open to run any man in America
from one to ten miles.
Lawlor Will Leave for Ireland to
Play Champion Fitzgerald.
According to a letter received by a prom
inent athlete from John Lawlor, the great
championship game will certainly take
place in Ireland. All arrangements for
this much-talked-of match between Lawlor
and Fitzgerald have been made and a for
feit has been posted by the players, which
is a guarantee of their good intentions.
Lawlor will sail from New YorK on July 4,
accompanied by his wife and family, alyo
his brother and some friends. He will
train, at the Patrick-street court, Dublin,
and as Fitzgerald is the champion of Ire
land and a most wonderful player, Lawlor
has a, big contract on hand. Lawlor's rec
ord is as follows:
A Pennsylvanian by birth, but reared 8t Dub
lin, Ireland, arriving there when only 2
years of age. Lawlor is 35 years old, stands
5 feet 7}j> inches and weighs in form 135
pounds. He is a man of extraordinary stamina,
hard-hitting qualities and activity. His move
ments are not by any means graceful, but he
has the get-there quality, ana, in his own
words, wears his man out.
He won the cbampitmshlp of Ireland in 1885
by defeating David Browning of Limerick, the
match being the best of 21 games. 21 aces.'
In 1886, at a tournament given by tlie Cork
Handball Club, Lawlor won first prize by de
feating the following players: Tobin, O'l.eary,
Browning, Macroon of Fermoy, and O'Hcrilhy
Next came his international match with
Casey for $1000 a side, the best of 21 games,
10 in Cork and 11 in Brooklyn. The first
part was played at the Grattan street court
August 4, 1887, Lawlor winning 6 games to 4,
scoring 16ti aces against 125. The remaining
part was played at the Brooklyn Handball
Club's court on November iJ9, 18S7, Casey
winning 7 straight games ami match. Since
his arrival in this country Lawlor has played a
few important matches. He and John De
laney played William Courtney and John Mal
colm at the Brooklyn Handball Club's court
on April 9, 1890. for a medal, value $50.
The match was a stubborn one throughout,
every ace being fought lor, and in the seventh
and last game Lawter and Dvlaney stood 20 to
5. Courtney then went to serve and won the
deciding game. In January, 1891, John Grady
of Brooklyn challenged him to a series of
fifteen games, Grady to receive ten aces each
game, for $100. The first part of the contest
took place at Courtney's court, Brooklyn, Law
lor winning five out of the first seven games.
Two weeks later, at Casey's court, h« wound up
by winning the first, second and fourth games
and match. The crowning event of Lawlor's
career was the winning of the match against
Brooklyn's champion, William Courtney. The
match consisted ol the best in eleven games of
twenty-one aces, Courtney to receive ten aces
handicap. The match was looked upon by the
best judges as a sure thing for Courtney.
The contest took place at Casey's court June
4, 1891, for $100 a side. Courtney won the first
four games, Lawlor the fifth, 21 to 18; the
sixth, 21 to 16, and the seventh, 21 to 15;
Lawior running the game from 13 out. It was
then seen that the wonderful stamina of Law
lor was asserting itself, he being in as good
condition as at the commencement, while
Courtney was weak but game. Lawlor won the
eighth game, 21 to 14, Courtney only scoring
four aces, and the ninth, 21 to 10, which only
took two hands to decide, as Courtney failed to
score. The surprise of the match was the tenth
game, which was won by Courtney after the
hardest struggle ever seen in any court. This
Kach man had now won four game". Lawler
had the privilege of using his own ball, and he
ran the game out in the fourth hand, Courtney
only scoring three aces besides his handicap.
Score: 21—13. The result placed Lawlor
on equal footing with Casey, and a Western
match was looked for; but, Lawlor's backer
having died in the meantime, negotiations fell
When John Jones, champion of Australia,
arrived in New York Lawlor challenged any
player in the world, stating that the three
champions were now in New York and that it
would be a good time to decide who was cham
pion of champions. The climate did not agree
with Jones, ne being sick during his stay
there, and he could not get in condition to
play. Lawlor then turned to Casey and de
manded a return game; but Casey would not
play the old rule and Lawlor would not play
the new one, and so matters stand up to" the
As the match just made includes the cham
pionship of the world, Casey, If ha desires to
hold it, must defeat the winner. It must
not be forgotten that Jones, the Australian
champion, has an eye on the belt, and will
make it very interesting for the winner of the
E resent match, and as Phil Regan, his backer,
as sent a challenge to Ireland by a gentleman
of this city, it is very likely that some very at
tractive matches will be played here in the
Borne very good games of handball will
be played to-day in the San Francisco and
Union courts on Howard street.
Why a Regatta Will Not Be Held
Here on the Great Holiday.
The oarsmen of this City feel highly
chagrined at the manner in which they
have been treated by the Fourth of July
committee. This will be the first time in
many years that some prizes have not
been set aside for a regatta on the great
holiday and as a consequence the oarsmen
of the different rowing clubs have decided
to spend the day in Stockton, where a
(trand aquatic celebration will occur.
, The following letter from the secretary
of the Pioneer Ptowinjt Club will attest the
mental soreness that is now felt by local
oarsmen at the treatment received from
the Fourth of July committee :
A special meeting of the Pioneer Rowing
Club was held last Thursday evening for the
purpose of arranging for the club's participa
tion in the Stockton city's Fourth of July cele
Thin City's committee has seen fit to entirely
ignore providing any entertainment for the
many devotees of rowing, and this notwith
standing the fact that luily 12,000 people tes
tified to their great love for the sport by as
sembling at Lour wharf to enthusiastically
witness the recent postponed Decoration day
The club has decided to send at least two
crews to Stockton, and before adjourning much
merited censure was aimed at the Fourth of
July committee for not setting aside a suitable
sum to entertain the many disappointed fol
lowers of that healthy ami manly sport who
will now, undoubtedly, spend the glorious
holiday in a city that is more entertaining.
It will be noted, and no doubt remembered
by the different rowing cubs, that this is the
first Fourth of July in San Francisco that the
admirers of aquatic sports will not see a boat
race without going to Stockton.
F. J. o'Neu.L,
Secretary of Pioneer Rowing Club.
Races That Will Take Place on Sun
day In the Country.
A «ixteen-dog stake will be run at Cas
serly's Park Sunday. The following is the
result of the draw:
R. Shea's Unknown vs. J. Mcßride's Whip,
G. Watson's Belmont vs. T. Brennan's Que<>n
F., J. Killder's Spring vs. (i. Watson's Mike C,
T. J. Cronin'n Jack Dempsey vs. J. Mcßride's
Flashlight, Noe Valley kennel's Duke vs. T. J.
Cronin's Rosa B. Not: Valley Kennel's Molly
Bawn vs. 11. Brareu's Robert Eramett, R.
Shaw's Lady FltEgerald vs. Noe Valley Kennel's
Red Wing, T. J. Cronin's White Chiel vs. T.
Brennan's White Rustic.
The following dogs are entered for arti
ficial hare- racing in Oakland:
W. Creamer* Regent vs. J. O'Farrel's So So;
A. Merrltt'i Butcher Boy vs. W. Halton's Toufrh
Girl; Ocean View Kennel's Examiner vs. D.
Leonard's Moonlight; J. Randolph's Dixie vs.
A. Merril's Snowbird; J. P. Johnson's Peto vs.
W. Murphy's Midget; D. Leonard's Wlll-o'-the-
Wisp vs. A. Merrill's Jennie G; J. M <>rrisey'«
Maud G vs. W. Buckley's John W ; J. Randolph's
Lamplighter Vs. .1. O'FftrreU's Jalcey; D. Cur.
tin's Dolly Varden vs. T. McDonald's Ltsoaclt ;
Ocean View Kennel's Fred, Lees vs. J. O'Far
rell's Sacramento Belle; J. Bode's Georgie
Dixon vs. W. Dalton's Ilene: W. Dalton'g
Famous vs. J. Quane's Captain Morse.
Baseball To-Day. ' .
A match game of baseball will be played
this afternoon at Central Park between
nines composed of the employes of whole
sale millinery houses. A good game is
SPORT AT STOCKTON.
Entries for the Foot, Wheel and
Rowing: Events of July
STOCKTON, Cal., June 28.— The regatta
and field day to be held at Stockton on the
Fourth of July promise to be so full of in
terest that thousands are coming from all
parts of the valley and from San Francisco
to witnc=3 them. The regatta will be held
between 10 and 12 o'clock and the field day
sports between 1:30 and 6. The course
over the water has been carefully surveyed
and details of the arrangements for the
races have been looked after, so tnat every
race will be called on time.
The boathouse of the Stockton Athletic
Association will be cleared of all but the
shells and barge to be used by those enter
inp here, so as to give ample space for the
boats of the visitors. The latter will be
given a royal welcome and Stockton prom
ises them a good time.
In the shell race for seniors Duplissea of
the South Ends will go against F, F. But
ler and A. G. Brown of Stockton. Len
lluussler of the Dolphins is also expected
to be in this race. Brown has entered
both the senior and junior shell races and
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