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To-day the great Burlingame Club will
enjoy a pigeon shoot at its rendezvous in
San Muteo County. Thirty dozen birds
have, been trapped for this great sporting
The University of California oarsmen
will soon have a snug and handsomely con
structed boathouse at Session's basin. The
boys will train hard with a view of captur
ing the amateur sculling championship of
Sportsmen are anxiously waiting for the
opening day of the deer-shooting season,
which will be Monday. Several parties
will leave to-morrow for the hills and
mountains well equipped for business.
Anglers report splendid sport on moun
tain streams. The Truckee and McCloud
rivers are favorably mentioned.
Riile- shooters, coursers, athletes and
oarsmen are enjoying themselves in their
own peculiar ways.
Several New Clubs Elect Officers.
Crack Riders Off for Eureka.
CTXI? EVENTS TO-MORROW.
California .Cycling Club— Run to Wal
Crescent Road Club— Run to San Ra
Liberty Cycling Club— to Bolinas
Outing Koad Club— Bun to San Jose;
run to Camp Taylor.
St. Helena Cyclers — Run to Calistoga.
San Francisco Boad — Bun to Hay
San Jose Boad Club— Five-mile road
Some two weeks ago an article appeared
in these columns commenting on the fact
that Allan N. Jones and Clarence L. Davis
had deserted the Garden City Cyclers and
at the earnest solicitation of some Olympic
members had joined the Olympic Club
"Wheelmen. It was stated as a matter for
regret that these two riders had deserted
the club that had stood by them and made
them what they were, and that the
Olympic Wheelmen made it a practice to
induce racing men of other clubs to leave
their clubs and join the O. C. W. Sur
prise was also expressed that the Olympic
Wheelmen, with a membership of 250,
could not with their unequal advantages
develop any racing men of consequence,
but had to draw from the other clubs. It
does seem strange that the Olympics have
not yet developed one man whom they
can call even a first- rater, with all their
members and with all their advantages.
These remarks hit the nail so squarely
on the head that, while it displeased 2rA)
Olympic Club Wheelmen, the other 9750
cyclists of this part of tne State acknowl
edged the truth of the statement, which
other cycling writers had been afraid to
express. But now comes the Pacific
Cyclist and says the statements were
"based purely upon the imagination of the
writer," and that "it is impossible for The
Call to verify its assertion in this regard."
At least that is what I make it out to be,
though the article is so atrociously un
grammatical it is hard to discover what is
meant. However, I would inform the Pa
cific Cyclist that The Call never prints
"assertions" it cannot "verify." Jones or
Davis woiild not dare to 20 before a notary
and swear that "not a single member of
the Olympic Club has approached
them in regard to their joining. 1 ' Neither
would Waller P. Foster, formerly of the
Bay City Wheelmen, who was induced to
ioin the Olympics by L. D. Owens, or Otto
Ziegler Jr., formerly of the Ban Jose Road
Club. At various times Charles S. Wells,
Harry F. and W. A. Terrill of the Bay City
Wheelmen were approached by L. I).
Owens and others and urged to ride under
the colors of. the llying "O." These gen
tlemen would not desert the Bay City
Wheelmen, and are riding; under its colors
to-day, Wells being the fastest class B man
on the coast, H. F. Terrill the fastest class
A man and W. A. Terrill a crackajack
among the speedy Easterners. These men
will swear they were approached and urged
to join the Olympics and leave the Bay
Citys. Secretary L. C. Hunter of the
Olympic Club Wheelmen has made it a
practice to get all the racing men he could
into his club, and the end always justified
the means. L. D. Owens did likewise. He
brought influence to bear on Thomas H. B.
Varney, who employed Wells, to get him
to make Wells join the Olympics, but the
latter said he would give up his position
rather than desert the Bay City Wheel
men, so they desisted, as Varney did not
want Wells to resign.
Allan Jones formerly belonged to the
Uarden City Cyclers. Here is what the
correspondent of that club has to say about
it in the Olympic:
Well, I didn't really believe the rumors, but
when I read that article in The Call I had to
be convinced that Allan Jones had deserted us.
Yea, it's worse than a desertion. From nil we
can hear the only excuse Allan had for leaving
us was the fact that by joining the Olympic
<lub he could be trained free by the trainer
employed by that club. It Is very strange to
me , especially since he joined class B, that he
can't ride a wheel where the company will pay
his training expenses. When he was in cla>s a
he was last enough lor his expenses, and a little
more; 1 hi :- in class li, and the
lies 1 advertised rider in California, he has to
join a club in order to get properly trained. He
can't aSord the expense. Terrible!
It is easy to understand the animus that
prompted the editorial in the Cyclist when
it is stated that C. N. Ilavlin, the editor,
formerly lived in San Jose and belonged to
the Garden City Cyclers, but has lately
moved to this City. Since then he nas
hung constantly around the rooms of the
Olympic Club Wheelmen until some sug
gested he had better join and pay dues;
his name is now up for membership. Some
one told him a member of the Olympics
might subscribe for his paper. He doesn't
know who, but Ravlin is going to stay
around until be finds out which one of the
250 of the elite it is.
It has been suggested by the Olympics
that I wrote tnat article about Jones,
Davis and the Olympic Club Wheelmen
because I was a member of the Bay City
Wheelmen, which club would be most
affected if the Olympics pursued their
present tactics because the Bay Citys had
the most and best racing talent on the
coast. As far as that is concerned the
article was entirely impartias, however,
for besides belonging to the Bay
City Wheelmen I am a member of the
Imperial Cycling Club, Liberty Cycling
Club, San Francisco Road Club arid the
Camera Club Cyclists.
The Olympics are now after Frank M.
Byrne, the crack rider of the Imperial
Cycling Ciub. They will probably get him,
but it will be a distinct loss to the Im
perial Club, under whose colors Byrne has
made his reputation, and he should not
The San Francisco Bicycle Track Asso
ciation will hold an important meeting
this evening at the rooms of the Olympic
Club Wheelmen at 8 o'clock. The meeting
is called for the purpose of discussing the
advisability of holding a race meet on the
association's track at Central Park some
Saturday afternoon early in August, and
Chairman Kerrigan requests that all dele-
P. G. ALEXANDER OF THE CALIFORNIA CYCLING CLUB.
gates will make it a point to be present.
Officers will also be elected for the ensuing
T. A. Hughes, B. C. Hatch and H. Smith
have been elected to membership in the
Liberty Cycling; Club. The club will hold
a run to Bolinas Bay to-morrow, leaving
on the 8 o'clock Sausalito boat. On Thurs
day evening, Juiy 25, the club will hold its
second bop at Mission Turn Verein Hall,
and if it is as enjoyable as the last one will
surely be a delightful affair.
Captain L. L. Korn has called a run of
the San Francisco Road Club to riaywards
for to-morrow. Members are requested to
meet at the clubrooms, 722 Golden Gate
avenue, at 8:30 a. m. The club will hold a
scratch race for members only on Sunday,
July 21, at 2 p. m. over the five-mile course
from San Mateo to San Carlos. The prizes
will be a handsome gold medal donated to
the club by President E. Sands, besides
several other trophies of lesser value. The
following will oe the starters: F. J.
Smith, T. O'Brien, W. McGonigle, W.
Puhrenhagen, H. Grieme, F. Schmedeke,
L. Leavitt, W. Cruse, H. Raymond, J. M.
Waterman, Thomas Nevin and J. J.
OMailey. The officials will be: F.
Simons* M. Levin and A. Hoffman, judges;
W. Mecfessel, J. Lewis, S. Goldstein and
H. J. Goodman, timers; L. L. Korn,
starter; Paul Heehs, marshal. Among the
entries will be noticed the names of some
very fast road-riders, and an exciting race
should result. The ciub itself is pro
gressing finely, and, as it is fast gaining
new members, will soon be a potent factor
among the City's wheeling organizations.
The Crescent Road Club will have a run
to-morrow to San Rafael, leaving on the
8 o'clock SausaJito boat. Captain Bear
wald and E. Cohn will return from their
Lake County trip to-morrow, and the club
will ride up the road a short distance to
This afternoon Captain Davis will lead a
party from the Outing Road Club to San
Jose, returning to-morrow. Lieutenant
Meussdorffer will take a second contingent
up to Camp Taylor to-morrow morning.
it is noped tnat the proposed electric
light meet of the Garden City Cyclers will
be carried through some time in August.
Racing by electric light was first attempted
on this coast by the Bay City Wheelmen
in 18!J3, when a three nights' tournament
was held at the Central Park track. Later
on the Garden City Cyclers held a meeting
under the same conditions, which was
quite successful. Here the nights are apt
to be cold and foggy, and therefore sitting
for two or three hours in a grand stand
under such circumstances has few charms
for an audience; but in San Jose where the
evenings are, as a rule, mild and balmy,
and where every one turns out when a
bicycle meet is given, it should be as thor
oughly successful as any day meet ever
The racing board has issued its bulletin
No. 14, dated July 11, 1895, as,follows:
Sanction granted— Sequoia Carnival, Eureka,
July 20 ana '22.
For competing in unsanctioned races at Oak
land on July 4, J. F. Burns of the Imperial
Cycling Club and Fred Ileinemann of the Cali
fornia Cycling Club, both of San Francisco, are
suspended from all track racing for sixty days
from that date.
For violation of clause A, class A and B rule,
Job T. Saunders and Walter Moore of Lompoc
are declared professionals. Riders of classes A
and B are warned against competing witn them
on the road or track.
Charges against Richard F. Aylward, B. E.
Clark and C. F. Gates of conspiring to have A.
W. Cleaver declared a professional are dis
missed, with a warning to the persons impli
cated that, while honest, protests are accept
able to the feoard and considered confidential,
all cases that savor of a deliberate conspiracy
to injure another man's standing, through his
thoughtlessness, will be promptly punished.
Decision of the referee in the McAleer-Cas
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1895.
tlenian twenty-five-mile race at Los Angele s
September 22, 1894. reversed on the grounds
that the referee erred in permitting the race to
stand in violation of Track Rule 18, which
provides that a man on the inside shall allow
room on the outside for his competitor to pass.
Race is given to Castleman.
Protest of 2mil Ulbricht against rulings of
referee in twenty-five-mile race at Los Angeles
May 18, 18b'5, dismissed. The contest being
an invitation race for which special conditions
were formulated and the competitors being
advised of such conditions by service of a copy
each, they were bound thereby. The referee's
rulings were entirely in harmony therewith
and should stand. R. U. WSLCK,
Representative National Racing Board.
The Pilot Wheelmen of Santa Cruz will
abandon their track at Vue de l'Eau Ath
letic Park, which was reconstructed for the
races held in conjunction with the recent
water carnival there. In the first place
the location is bad, as strong winds are
continually blowing over the stretches, so
that fast time is impossible. Again, the
surface is such that it would be very ex
pensive to keep in repair, and it is doubt
ful if it could be done in winter time. The
club hopes to have a fine three-lap cement
track before long, however, and to hold
some good meets there.
The San Jose Road Club will hold the
seventh of a series of five-mile handicap
road races over the East San Jose course
to-morrow. The entrants and handicaps
are: T. E. Belloli. G. Navlet and G. Har
denbrook. scratch ; V. A. Benson and J.
Harrington, 55 sec; M. J. O'Brien, C.
Dahlstrom and J. Wing, 50 sec; Fred
Smith, 1 mm. 15 sec. The race is for a sil
ver cud, which must be won three times to
become the personal property of a rider.
Navlet and Benson have each won the race
twice, W. Harris and Floyd McFarland
once. McFarland, the club's crack rider,
has gone to Eureka, as exclusively an
nounced in The Call last Wednesday, to
gether with several other fast riders from
this part of the State, and they will race
there on July 20 and 22.
The Royal Cycling Club of this City will
hold a five-mile road race on July 21, and
the members are now in active training
for the event. It will be a handicap race,
with liberal prizes for time and place.
The Mountain View Cyclers have elected
a new set of officers, as follows: Phil W.
Clark, president; Fred Goodrich, vice
president; E.E. Brownell, secretary; S.
Wiiheimer, treasurer; W. A. Clark, cap
tain. The following are the new directors:
It. W. Clark, E. E. Brownell, J. Williams,
George Taylor, A. Ehrhorn, S. Weil
heinier and W. A. Clark. New quarters
have recently been secured and the club is
The Elite Cyclers is the name of a new
club of San Jose. For an emblem they
have adopted a Maltese cross. This is the
emblem of the Hay City Wheelmen, which
they adopted five years ago, being the first
cycling club on the coast to wear a dis
tinctive uniform, the idea being suggested
by George P. Wetmore, and it seems some
what poor taste on the part of the Elite
Cyclers to have taken the came design.
There are plenty of odd designs with wings
upon them that would make up well and
would at least bear the stamp of origi
Charles S. Wells, the crack class B rider
of the coast, ' will " leave in a few days for
the East, as exclusively announced in The
Call last Wednesday. He will race at Salt
Lake City on July 25 and at Denver on
August 3. After attending a few smaller
meets in Colorado he will continue on East
and join the National racing; circuit. His
wonderful performances on the coast re
cently lead to the belief that he will stand
an even chance with any of the crack East
Floyd McFarland, the San Jose Road
Club's class A crack, will try for the
world's mile record on his : return from
Eureka on the three-lap track at San Jose.
He will be paced by tandems.
• Captain John Kitchen Jr. and a party of
the Acme Club Wheelmen will start to-day
awheel for Lake Tahoe. They will be on
the road about two weeks. -=; The Acme
Club will have a joint run with the San
Jose Road Club on Sunday, August 4,
probably to Alum Rock.
Walter, F. Foster is. going to take the
Rambler quadruplet out to the park to
morrow to see how it goes upon the road.
He will have as his quests three promi
nent Eastern wheelmen now on the coast,
James Joyce Jr., E. Ross Lozier and R. C.
Lenhie.' ' As Lozier and Lennieeach weigh
over 200 pounds; the "quad." has a con
tract on its hands.
The Acme Club Wheelmen are actively
training for their ten-mile road" race to be
run on July 28. Burke, Castleman and
Nissen will ride from scratch, and it looks
as though the record was in danger.
. P. G. Alexander, whose likeness, is pre
sented this week, is one of : the most popu
lar 1 members of the California Cycling
Club. He came here about four months
ago from the East, with somewhat of a
record as a road racer. He demonstrated
his right to be called a flyer by lowering
the coast five-mile record to 12:03 3-5,
which is the record to-day.
The California Cycling Club will hold a
club run to Walnut Creek to-morrow un
der Captain Bilrk. The following Sunday
Napa will be their destination.
The cyclers of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association of this City are training
thoroughly for their club races to be heJd
at the Central Park track next Saturday
afternoon. There are about ten entries in
each of the two events thus far and there
will be as many more by Tuesday night,
when the entries close. A meeting of the
wheelmen will be held in the association
building that evening.
Friends of the popular racer, Harry Ter
rill, will regret to learn that his father is
very low and may not live another week.
W. A. Terrill was racing on the Eastern
circuit, but has been telegraphed to come
home, and is now on the way.
Merton Duxbury, whose arrival here
after a tour across the Continent was ex
clusively published in The Call Weanes
day last, will start on the return trip on
.1 uiy 25. He will follow the Central Pacific
Railroad as far as Ogden and will endeavor
to reach New York inside of fifty-nine
days, the record made by T. R. Lillie of
Lodi, Cal., in 1893, which still stands.
Duxbury is certain he can do this.
The St. Helena Cyclers have effected per
manent organization, with the following
list of officers: P. S. Grant, president: H.
J. Chirm, vice-president; L. I) Wolff, sec
retary; F. S. Ewer, treasurer; James Iten
nie, captain- 0. F. Alstron, first lieuten
ant; G. C. Fountain, second lieutenant.
The first club run will be held to-morrow
The Golden City Wheelmen of this City
are developing some good racing talent.
Jules Berges has taken ho!d of the men,
and will find speed in Frank Burris, S. De
moniconi, Louis Young, George Edelman
and Dr. Ziele. Burns won four races at
Sononia on July 7, winning the one-mile
handicap in 2:19 4-5. ft. Drossel, C.
Phillips, H. Howes and L. Parisot have
been elected to membership.
D. E. Whitman, F. A. McFarland, A.
E. Moody, C. M. Smith, C. W. Conger ana
W. B. Fawcett in class A, and W. A.
Burke in class B, the March team, will
represent this part of the State in the races
at Eureka. Thoy left by steamer yester
day morning. Casey Castlcman will join
them next Tuesday. The wheelmen of
Humboldt County will have their hands
full beating these crackerjacks.
Cycling is the name of a new paper just
out at San Jose devoted to this sport, it
is very bright and newsy, and that it will
be successful is assured when we notice
that the editor is Joseph B. Carey, one of
the brightest cycling writers on the coast.
A bicycle club has been organized at
Lakeport under the name of the Clear
Lake Cyclers, with twenty-threo charter
members. One of the principal objects of
the club will be to work for the improve
ment of roads, which are not very good in
Lake County. A. M. Reynolds was elected
president of the club; O. B. Meddaugh,
vice-president; W. L. Rideout, secretary
treasurer; Dr. C. W. Kellogir, captain;
George H. Force, lieutenant. The organi
zation is a strong one and will rapidly in
crease in membership.
Lake County is very popular this season
for cycling tour?, its diversified scenery
and beautiful resorts rendering it doubly
attractive. Hundreds of cyclists, both
men and women, have already visited it,
and others are daily parsing through.
Any one wishing information as to the
best roads and most interesting places to
visit can obtain full particulars at anytime
by addressing the secretary of the club at
Lakeport, and visitors may rest assured of
receiving a cordial welcome. Spaldixg.
How Yale Won First Place From
Pennsylvania and Harvard.
Sixteen members of the athletic annex
of the Young Men's Christian Association
of Oakland are in active training for the
field day events to be held next mouth un
der the auspices of the Twentieth-street
branch of the San Francisco association.
Last evening a jolly party composed of
members of the Young Men's Christian
Association of Oakland tramped to Bry
ant's ranch. Among the lovers of pedes
trianism and healthful recreation were W.
B. West, Arthur Arlett, Frank Bock (the
boy smuggler), E. Williams, T. J. Thomp
son, Professor Lewis, Percy Hall, B. N. El
ford, Percy Arlett, Harry Lark, Perry Cole,
A. T. Brock, Percy Deacon, Walter Rode,
E. C. Brown, J. M. Deeds, John Taggart,
H. 8. Holt, Herman Larson, Jack Col
quhoun. Secretary N. H. Jacks, W. P.
Jacks, Erny Mahar, Will Markwell, A. S.
Macdonald and a few others.
The crowd of sightseers are expected
back in Oakland this afternoon very much
refreshed and invigorated after the night's
camp in the hills.
The Acme Club will, in the very near
future, commence work on its new build
ing, and, concerning the structure, William
<i. Jlenshaw, in a recent interview with a
representative of the Oakland Tribune,
said that the delay in proceeding with the
actual work of construction is due to a
technical defect in the title to the property
upon which the new athletic home is to be
erected. The matter is one that must be
adjusted to the satisfaction of those inter
ested. One of the parties, the San Fran
cisco Savings and Loan Union, is awaiting
the return of the attorney of the institu
tion before taking the "final steps. Mr.
Henshaw is authority also for tne state
ment that the bids are all in the hands of
the builders, and will be opened as soon as
the tangle over the title is unraveled.
While no definite time is fixed, it is confi
dently stated that the work of construc
tion "will be delayed but a little while
The next "gentlemen's night" of the
Acme Athletic Club of Oakland will be
held on August 6. In addition to an ex
cellent programme of indoor athletics
there will be two four-round bouts between
Concerning Eastern collegiate athletic
and aquatic competitions Yale has the
honor of having captured first place.
Her victory over Harvard at New Lon
don terminated the athletic year among
the universities. Take it all round
it was the most memorable of many
memorable years in college sports.
The winning teams were, as a rule, the
best that their colleges have ever seen, and
the records established were superior to
those of former years. In a review of the
season's sport this is what a prominent
The palm for general supremacy must be
awarded to Yale. It is true tbat her refusal to
play football with Pennsylvania and to row
with Cornell enable her to /secure first honors
in two most important sports without the risk
of a conflict with her two most dangerous
rivals. But, while thia should be taken into
consideration in estimating the value of Yale's
general claim io supremacy, it can hardly be
doubted that last year Yale's teams could have
won over those of any single competitor.
Pennsylvania, which in general work most
neany approached her, would only have stood
a chance of winning in two sports, football and
track athletics, and of these she could hardly
have pulled off both, considering that Richards
beat Ramsdell; while in baseball and rowing
Yale's superiority, with all due respect to
Pennsylvania's crew, the pluckiest that ever
rowed, was manifest.
For gent- ral work Pennsylvania may be given
second place. She won from Harvard at foot
ball and took second at Mott Haven. Only two
games of baseball were played, in which the
universities split even, and the crews did not
meet. Altogether Pennsylvania did better
work than ever before. Her baseball team was
below the standard of recent years and her
crew was prevented by persistent ill luck from
showing what it could do, so that, though it
was physically a remarkable body of men, its
powers were left in doubt. But the Pennsyl
vania track team was of the first class and the
footbali team was the best exponent of modern
football as developed at Harvard and Pennsyl
vania that has yet been seen. If it had met
Yate the blue should have been beaten
through the superior effectiveness of Pennsyl
vania's attack and her extraordinary powers
Harvard, in spite of pitiless ill luck in every
branch of sport, finished a strong third. Her
baseball team was weak, but rigid enforcement
of rules crippled her track team, and her foot
ball team, like her crew, was the very sport of
accident. Still, with proper generalship, she
might have won at Springfield. Her crew
could not have won under the most favoring
conditions, probably, as the Yale crew was
supposed to be the best that ever sat in a Yale
boat, and was never pushed.
Princeton sent out only one good team, her
baseball nine, which contained probably the
best material any college has ever had. It was
beaten for lack of team work.
The following measurements will be
found a fair average of the dimensions of
an all-around athlete, and may be taken as
a guide of what the proportions of the
limbs should be respectively:
Height. ..s ft. 6 In. 6 ft. 8 in. 5 ft. 10 in. 6ft
Weight.. lL'o lbs 140 tbs 155 lbs 168 fbs
Chest... 35 in. 37 in. 39 in. 40 in.
Wai5t. ...27 in. 28 in. 29 in. 31 in.
Hips 34 in. 351/fe in. 87 in. 38 in.
Thigh ... 20 in. 21 in. 22 In. 23 in.
Ca1f...13y a m. 14 in. 14Va in. 15 U».
Sailors Are Interested in the Smith
and Sharkey Fight. "
The Colma Athletic Club has selected
the evening of the 31st inst. for its next
entertainment, which will consist of one
twenty-round contest between Biliy Smith,
the old Australian middle-weight pugilist,
and Tom Sharkey, who prides himself in
the title of champion of the United States
and English navies. Sharkey furthermore
has documents to prove that he has hung
twenty-three scalps to his belt and hopes
to have an additional pate on his string
after the entertainment of the 25th.
The pugilists will weigh in at 170 pounds.
A ten-round scrapping match between
"Star," the colored cyclone of Australia,
and a pugilist named Baylor, who hails
from Boston, will open the evening's scrap.
The managers state that in connection
with the ten and twenty round bouts
there will also be two four-round set-tos
that will prove good teeth-sharpenera for
the feast of the evening.
There is very little news of interest to
chronicle from the East. This is what a
well-known sporting man writes:
There was never a doubt in the mind of the
general public as to the outcome of the Fitz
simmons trial. He was charged with causing
the death of Kiordan in a friendly boxing con
test. The eont6st was friendly, because Rior
dan was the sparring partner of Fitzsimmons
in a variety show company. It was in no re
spect a parallel to the Lavigne and Bowen af
fair. Bowen was killed in a brutal tight, and
yet Lavigne was speedily acquitted. There
should hardly have been a trial in the Yilz
siminons case. But he was acquitted, aud all's
well that ends well.
Thera continues to be lots of talk about the
to be or not to be of the Corbett and Fitzsim
mons battle. Some legal authorities in Texas
are now stating that the law is against prize
fighting there and others declare there is no
law to prevent the proposed contest. The latter
authorities seem to have tiie best of the argu
ment, for more than 100 prizefights have
COKBETT IN TRAINING.
[Reproduced from an engraving in the New
taken place in Texas lately without interfer
ence. But the continued declaration that the
law will not allow the contest will have some
effect on the attendance.
Weir, the "Belfast Spider," has been resur
rected to challenge George Dixon for the
featherweight championship. The challenge
is hardly worthy of notice. Weir was once a
very clever and very effective little boxer,
probably the best in his class, but that day has
(rone by and he is at present no more in
IHxon's class than any other third or fourth
rater is. There are lots of little chaps who
would soon polish off the "Spider" new.
Champlon Jones Will Have a Hard
Race to Run To-Morrow.
The great talk in handball circles at
present is a match that will take place to-
M. J. Kilgallon, Champion Handball
Player of Denver.
morrow between M. J. Kilgallon, cham
pion of Denver, and J. Harlow, champion
of the coast. It will be remembered that
Kilgallon and Harlow played against
Champion Jones of Australia in the San
Francisco court three weeks ago and de
feated him. A return match was played
the following week, when Jones proved that
he was superior to even two such clever
players. Since then Kilgallon and Har
low have been wondering which was the
better player and it has resulted in a
match for a valuable consideration and
the championship of the coast.
There is no doubt but that the match
will be a great draw. Kilgallon, since he
came here from Denver two or three
months ago, has made many friends, not
only from the fact that he is a strong
player, but from his geniality and desire to
try his mettle against all comers. He has
as strong a right hand as any player on
the coast, but is a trifle weak with his left.
He is only now getting into proper form,
and he may yet astonish people by his
E Jay ing, aa The "has taken up his residence
ere. He has plaj r ed in the leading courts
in Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha and Denver
and other places, and has always been able
to give a good account of himself. Har
low has improved wonderfully within the
past six months and has many friends who
are willing to lay money on their belief
that, barring Jones, he can defeat any man
on the coast. He challenged John Riordan
some months ago to play for the cham
pionship of the coast, and as Riordan re
fused to play him he claimed the cham-
Eionship and announced that he would up
old the title against all comers.
Kilgallon and Harlow will play R. Leni
han and Al Pennoyer in the Union court
to-morrow. This will be a return match,
as Lenihan and Pennoyer were the victors
in a match played on the Fourth. Later
in the afternoon Kilgallon and J. Lawless
— Harlow's old partner — will attempt to
defeat Champion Jones, the invincible. By
the way, it was rumored that Jones was to
leave the City, but happily it was without
Two of the rising players are Terry Mc-
Manus of the Union "court and P. F. Me-
Cormick of the Occidental court. Terry
holds the heavy-weight championship and
McCormick a few days ago defeated Paul
Goesael, the German champion. Terry's
uncle, W. McManus, proprietor of the
Union court, can boast of making the
record of 42 consecutive aces in a match
against two opponents.
The amusement bill of fare for the San
Francisco ball court to-morrow reads:
W Darius and J. Brown- to play C. Butter
field and G. Ward; P. Ryan and J. Rodgers to
play M. McNeil and G. McDonald; H. Moflet
and P. Barrett to play Thomas Ryan and R.
Shea- C Johnson and D. Connolly to play J.
Slattery and E. Toy. Final game— J. Jones,
the Australian champion, to play M. J. Xil
gallon, the Denver champion, and J. Lawless,
the well-known amateur; the game to be the
best three out of five 21 aces.
At the Union court a walking match of
one mile between F. L. Edwarus and John
Riordan will be sandwiched in between a
series of ball games, which have already
RIFLE AND SHOTGUN.
Opening of the Deer-Shooting Sea
On Monday the strong arm of the law,
which has protected the deer family for
many months, will no longer shelter the
horned beauties of the glen from the aim
of those who have been anxiously antici
pating an opportunity of drawing a bead
on a splendidly conditioned buck, of which
there are many reported to be in the con
fines of the Country and Tamalpais cluL>B
of Marin County.
It must not be forgotten, however, that
does and fawns are still numbered among
the game animals that must not be killed
at any season of xhe year, bportsmen will,
therefore, take note of the fact that if de
tected in possession of a doe or fawn from
which the evidence of sex has been re
moved they can be hauled over the coals
The old and time-worn excuse of shoot
ing at a doe while thinking it was a buck
will not go down with the country Judges
as being a very good plea to escape pun
ishment any longer.
Within the last few years sportsmen's
clubs have been organized in many of the
counties of this State, and among the
members the names of prominent Judges
and attorneys figure. It may, therefore,
be taken as granted that any person who
will appear before one of those country
Judges who have learned to understand
that a protection of game birds and ani
mals is a necessity may count upon the
opening of his or their pursestrings or the
alternative, which means cheap living and
boarding at the expense- of the county in
which the offense was committed.
The season during which time it will be
lawful to kill male deer will be from July
1 to October 15, which is an extension of
several weeks over the old law. The sea
son open for dove shooting will terminate
on February 15.
Unfortunately the law, so far as the pro
tection of deer is concerned, has been but
poorly observed by a class of men who
Imagine that all kinds of game should be
kiled whenever an opportunity permits of
slaughter. If not for the watch that has
been instituted by sportsmen's clubs
throughout the country on poachers all
kinds of game would be less plentiful.
Very little assistance has been received
from the Fish Commissioners in hunting
down the kiilers of quail and deer.
To-morrow a splendidly equipped party
of deer stalkers, including Al Truman
Tom Casey, Colonel P. Boland, J. Ward'
T. Brady, Thomas Cleary and Captain
Smith, will leave for the Bald Mountains,
twenty miles northeast of Ukiah, where
deer and black bear are reported to be very
plentiful. Orders have been issued by
Captain Truman, the commander, that any
member who is addicted to snoring must
include in his baggage ten feet of hose
through which he may play selections dur
ing those hours when the little frogs are
having their musical serenade.
Ed Ladd and D. Mcßae, two noted deer
hunters, will try their luck on the Novato
hills on Monday morning.
Tom Clink of San Bruno has located a
deer lick somewhere in the hills adjoining
the lakes, and his friends are promised
some nice venison steaks for Tuesday.
Clinic is known among anglers as "the man
who could Hot tell a lie."
™ Th , c , followi ng officers of the "Snorky
Club are now enjoying high old times in
the vicinity of Blue Lakes in Lake County:
B. J. Hyland, F. Tillman, J. M. Griffin,
E.O'keefe, J. H. Tillman, F. McGeeney
and \\. W. Smith. It is said that owing
to the number of fish the snorkyites are
catching in Blue Lakes, the water of the
big pond is turning green, and it's hard
telling what changes will occur in the
mountains when the sportsmen will turn
their attention to deer killing.
The Burlingame Club will hold its first
Sigeon shoot at the club grounds in San
fateo this afternoon, and the fact that
thirty dozen birds will be on hand ready to
be punctured should be sufficient attrac
tion to draw a large gathering. The handi
caps are as follows : ,
Thirty yards— Harry Babcock, Edward
Donohoe, "Richard H. Sprague and Ireder
ick R. Webster.
Twenty-eight yards— Faxon P. Atner
ton, George Crocker, Joseph D. Grant, J.
Downey Harvey, William H. Howard,
Robert Oxnard, E. F. Preston and Clinton
E. Worden. _
Twenty-six yards— A. Borel, "W llham B.
Bourn, H. P. Bowie, J. R. Carroll, A.
Douglas Dick, C. P. Eelte. George E. P.
Hall, Horace L. Hill, J. H. P. Howard,
George H. Lent. C. A. Moore, Percy P.
Moore, James D. Phclan, A. V. Redmgton,
James A. Robinson, P. W. Sharon and 1.
The Empire Gun Club will have a shoot
on Sunday at Aiameda Hole and the
Olympic won Club will smash clay birds
on the same day at Cakland track.
H. P. Moreal. F. Surryhne and Mr.
Smiley of Aiameda bagged Bixty-fouT cot
tontail rabbits in Moraga Valley last Fri
day. They report having had a splendid
sport, rabbits being very plentiful.
The secretary of the Humboldt Fish and
Game Club kindly furnishes The Call
with the laws that govern in that county
Pheasants— Cannot be killed until March 27,
1898. English skylark, canary, California
oriole, humming-bird, thrush, mocking-bird,
Quail, partridges, bob white and grouse—
Cannot be killed except with shotgun (or rilk-)
and must bear evidence of having been so
killed. . ■
Shotguns— The use, or possession, in any held
or marsh, of a shotgun of a larger caliber than
10-gauge is prohibited.
Female deer, spotted fawn, antelope, elk or
mountain sheep — Killing prohibited.
Section G2U E, Penal Code oi California, pro
hibits the buying, selling or offering for sale
the meat of any deer, elk, antelope or moun
tain cheep at any time, whether taken or
killed in this State or .shipped in from any
oiher State or Territory. The selling of any
hide of these animals is prohibited, unless the
hides are shipped in from Alaska or some for
eign country. .
It is unlawful for any one to have in their
posjes.iion or transport the skin of any deer,
except said bkin contains the sheath and scro
tum of said deer.
Between half an hour after sunset, and half
an hour before sunrise killing of ducks or other
water fowl, and tiring of guns on margin or In
vicinity of feeding grounds (lakes, sloughs,
bays, swamps, etc.) is prohibited.
Barnucle brant, geese, quail, jucksnipe, wi.d
duck and deer cannot be taken out of tiie
Market hunting of ducks, quail and grouse
permitted only between the 15th of Novemi. r
and the 15th of January of the following yuar.
Three Novices on a Grade Terribly
Mangled and Torn.
Three young men, all novices in the fad
of wheeling, essayed a reckless ride on the
Mission road, near the House of Correc
tion, last Sunday, and last night one of
them lay upon his back at home with a
horribly fractured firm, another had his
hip and chest seriously injured and his
face disfigured by plowing up the hard
roadway, and the third unfortunate was
so badly hurt internally that his doctor
said he cannot ride a bicycle for months, if
The spill was one of the worst, if not,
indeed, the most terrible that has yet hap
pened to a party of wheelmen in San Fran
cisco. In addition to the injuries sustained
by the riders themselves, two wheels were
shattered and twisted so they cannot be
repaired and a big black Newfoundland
dog had his back broken in the accident.
Sunday morning Thorn:: s Clark, a
plumber who lives at Gil McAllister street,
started down the road with Joe Stapleton,
a friend living on Franklin street. They
met a friend on his wheel, and all three
took a pleasant spin out of town. Every
thing went well with them until they got
near the Branch County Jail, at which
point the road was in a wretched condition,
being broken with ruts and protruding
rocks, thai make it extremely dangerous
Clark's friend tried a little scorching on
an incline, and that began all the trouble.
The scorcher had not gone 100 yards when
his wheel dipped into a rut and rebounded
with such force that he was lifted clear off
his seat and dropped again upon another
portion of the frame." Instantly he tum
bled over upon the street like one shot.
His companions were quickly at his side
and found him in agony from an injury in
They went in search of a doctor toward
Barney Farley's place further down tho
road. It was all downhill and both Clark
and Stapleton let themselves "go."
Stapleton lost control of his wheel, and as
he passed Ci rk he shouted to him, "I'm
gone." lie .sped on like a flash, with
Clark following as fast as safety would
permit, after yelling back a precaution to
'Keep on, guide the wheel and keep your
These instructions were followed, but it
so happened that railroad tracks came in
the way and put a sudden end to the
cyclist's flight. Stapleton fell headlong
over his wheel. His face struck the rouen
earth and it was terribly torn, and besides
his hip was quite seriously hurt from
striking against a rail or tie.
In his excitement Clark lost one of his
pedals and could not catch it again, so he,
too, Hew away on his wheel at a break
neck speed. On the grade a big dog ran
out at the first runaway bicycle, and Before
he could turn around Clark's wheel was
unon him. man and dog were
whirled about in the air, and out of^ it all
Clark came with a broken arm. The bone
burst through .he forearm and protruded
Irom his sweater or shirt.
All these were subjects for the doctor,
and after being taken to their homes were
compelled to go to bed, where Clark still
DABBING FOR TROUT.
A Scheme Which Will Prove Sue-
cessful When Others Fall.
The prodigious growth of tlsh in the con
fined waters of this State is almost incred
ible. Will Kittle toolc, one day this week,
in Trout Lake, on the preserves of tho
Country Club, a rainbow trout which
turned the scales precicely at two pounds
and ten ounces, and the marvel is that this
fish was only a single year irom the egg.
The New Hampshire, or Eastern trout, a
most beautiful fish with iridescent spots,
grows to a pound and over; the increase
of the "cut-throat" trout is rapid, but
from the statistics of this year the rainbow
fish is largely in the lead.
There are times, as all anglers know,
when the most artistic and expensive
lures of the fishing tackle shops are re
jected by the tenants of the brooks. Then
the fishermen must have recourse to the
natural food and must "dab" for trout,
which is a very delicate operation, requir
ing much skill and knowledge of the hab
its of fish.
A successful instance of this occurred on
the Lagiuiitas last Tuesday between Camp
Mason and the water tank. The fisher
man as he approached that deep pool that
sets under the northern bank, which is a
favorite place for bathers on the stream,
saw a big fish break water. He cast for it
cautiously, but was not rewarded by a
single rise. He tried a small spoon, hut
the results wer% equally unsatisfactory,
and still he saw that aggravating trout
feeding as placidly as if there were not a
man loaded and primed for his destruction
withiu ten miles of him. He then had re
course to the natural bait and set up a rig
for dabbing. Now dabbing for trout is
something like ueer-sta'king — it requires
an excessive caution and a single false
movement is ruinous. Putting" on the
very lightest leader he could find in his
book, and selecting the tiniest English
midge fiy which his book could produce,
he stripped the feathers, caught a grass
hopper and delicately attached it to the
hook. Then creeping through the grasses
he dropped with the utmost caution the
fly upon the surface of the water, but to
his disgust the fish would not look at it.
Then he recognized the fact that his fish,
being amply provided with grasshopper
food, was trying a change of diet. Now, to
discover what this change was brought
into play those powers of observation
which are indispensable to the success of
the angler. He saw a fat graystono fly fall
plump into the pool, and ]t had hardly