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An unusually large number of cycling
events are on the card for to-morrow, in
cluding a couple of interesting road races
from San Mateo to San Carlos, at which
delegations from nearly all the local clubs
will be in attendance.
Reports of fisning on the Williamson
River are of the most flattering kind, and
an Eastern sportsman who recently visited
that locality declares that he enjoyed the
most remarkable sport of his lifetime.
A new sportsmen's club has been organ
ized at Visalia for the protection of fish
and game and for the promotion of sports
A party of sportsmen recently had big
sport with the go3ts of Catalina Island,
bagging several head.
J. C. Nealon. the veteran handball ex
pert, has made his reappearance at the
courts and will play with other local
Olympic and Imperial Clubs' Five-
Mile Road Races To-Morrow.
CLUB EVENTS TO-MORROW.
Bay City Wheelmen— To Golden Gate
California Cycling Club— To San Mateo.
Camera Ciub Cyclists — To San Jose.
Crescent Koatl Clvb — To San Mateo.
Garden City Cyclers — To San Carlos.
Golden City Wheelmen —To Santa
Golden Gate Cycling Club— To Center
Imperial Cycling Club— Road race San
Mateo to San Carlos.
Monarch Cycling Club— To Redwood
Olympic Clnb Wheelmen-Koad race
San Mateo to San Carlos.
Outing Road Club— To San Mateo.
Pastime Cycling Club— To Golden Gate
Royal Cycling Club— Try-out races at
Oakland Trotting Park.
San Francisco Road Club —To San
San Jose Road Club— To San Carlos.
Santa Rosa Wheelmen— Joint run with
Golden City Wheelmen.
Waverly Bicycle Club— To San Mateo.
There are two important cycling affairs
scheduled for to-mo/row, both five-mile
road races over the straightaway course
from San Mateo to Ban Carlos, to be run
by the Olympic Club Wheelmen and the
Imperial Cycling Club. The former has
thirty-five men entered and twenty will
ride in the Imperial's race. The entries
and handicaps for both have already ap
peared in The Call. As will be noticed
by the foregoing schedule many of the
other clubs have called runs to witness the
two events, which, by the way, will be run
between 2 and 3 o'clock p. m., and the
starting and finishing points will doubt
less be thronged with wheelmen. Most of
them will ride down early in the morning
and the various contestants will take the
train. It is confidently expected on every
hand that either Walter Foster in the
Olympic race or Frank Byrne in the Im
perial's will ride faster than the present
coast record of 12:03, made by P. G. Alex
ander June 16, 1895, over the same course.
Captain J. J. B. Argenti has called a run
of the Camera Club cyclists to San Jose
via San Leandro for to-morrow. Members
will take the 9:15 a. m. narrow-gauge boat.
The roads at present are in such condition
that the ride will be comparatively easy,
though over forty miles will have to be
covered. A moderate pace will be set, so
that every member can "keep up with the
baggage." Lunch will be had at Center
The Liberty Cycling Club members will
escort its ladies' annex on a run to the
park to-day. The annex is growing rapidly
and already has a score or more of mem
bers. The two divisions should make a
splendid appearance in the park.
The Golden Gate Cycling Club, led by
Captain Maass, will ride to Centerville to
rn otto w, leaving on the 8 o'clock broad
gauge boat. The captain has made ar
rangements with Captain Estabrook of the
Diamond Cycling Club of Alameda for a
joint run Sunday, September 1, though
the destination has not yet been decided
upon. It will probably be to San Jose, re
turning on the steamer from Alviso. The
Olympics made this trip last Sunday. The
club's emblem has been changed from a
winged shield to a "Golden Gate" within
a wheel, worked in gold and lavender, the
To-night the Bay City Wheelmen will
enjoy another of its famous euchre parties,
to be followed by an impromptu smoker.
To-morrow the club will have a run to
Golden Gate Park.
Don't clean your chain too often with
the idea that you are doing a good thin?
for the chain, is the splendid advice offered
by the L. A. W. Bulletin. The pcrts of a
chain which come in contact with the
sprocket wheels are constantly cleaning
themselves. The dirt on the outside doea
no harm except to the looks. Every time
you brush or rub a chain you work the
dirt into the joints where it does do harm.
The California Cycling Club will have a
club run to-morrow to witness the Olympic
and Imperial road races, leaving the club
rooms at 8 :30 a. h. There will also be a
try-out Sunday, September 1, to select a
team to represent the club in the track re
lay race to be competed at the meet of the
Reliance Club Wheelmen at Oakland Trot
ting Park on September 7.
Captain Korn haß called a run for to
morrow of the San Francisco Road Club
to San Mateo, at which the Waveriy
Bicycle Club, a new cycling organization
here, will be their guests. The start will
he made from the clubrooms at 9 a. m.
After lunching at San Mateo the clubs
will continue on to San Carlos to witness
the finishes of the Olympic and Imperial
The Crescent Road Club is another body
who will guide their wheels San Mateo
waxd to-morrow to see these two road i
races. Members will assemble at the club
rooms, 811 Octavia street, at 9 a. h. sharp.
The club will entertain its friends with a
smoker early in September.
Not since the days of the "good old
ordinary" has Napa experienced such a
cycling boom as now. In those times) —
from seven to ten years ago— the Vineyard
Valley Wheelmen of Napa were a promi
nent factor in wheeling circles, the League
I of American Wheelmen aud cycle legisla
tion in general, but they eventually dis
; banded. Now we hear of a new club grow
i ing rapidly in the pretty town, to be called
the Napa Cycling Club, with the following
officers: Robert Little, president; W. J.
Lindow, vice-president ; F. S. Scott, secre
! tary. The club is little over a month old,
C. M. SMITH OF THE GARDEN CITY CYCLERS.
but has a large and constantly increasing
membership, and there is talk of holding a
race meet in the near future.
Dates have been arranged for the pro
posed coast racing circuit as follows:
Petaluma. August 24; Dixon, 26; Wood
land, 28; Chico, 29 and 31; Sacramento,
September 2; Oakland, 7; San Jose, 9;
Gilroy, 10;Watsonville,ll; Stockton, 14,
and Napa, 17, 18 and 19. Some of these
i places, however, have as yet made abso
lutely no preparation for holding a meet.
The meet at San Jose should not be cred
ited to the circuit, as the Garden City cy
clers would have held it and have for
years past on that day, whether there was
a circuit or not. Tnis circuit, to come
down to plain facts, is being used to adver
tise one or two favored dealers and a cheap
cycling paper, and has received no en
couragement from those in a position to
know this. There was not a club to be
found in San Francisco that would take a
date on the circuit, which speaks volumes
for the city clubs' good judgment. The
destruction of the Central Park track was
delayed nearly two weeks in the hopes
that some club would use it for a circuit
race meet, but the city clubs are too wise
to attempt anything so likely to be a fail
ure and possibly throw them in debt.
They would not be catspaws for the dealers
in this instance. The cycling clubs in the
cities where the circuit touches had better
be careful how they jump at this proposi
tion or they may afterward have cause to
The Outing Road Club held an im
portant meeting last Monday nieht. It
was decided to abandon the present club
house on Eddy street, and a new one has
been secured at 2046 O'Farrell street, near
Devisadero. The dues have been raised
from fifty cents to $1 per month, but this
did not prevent several new members from,
joining. To-morrow the club, in common
with most of the other clubs, will have a
run to San Mateo to witness the two road
races, leaving the new clubroorns at 9 a. m.
The Pastime Cycle Club held its first
run last Sunday to Haywards, where
lunch was spread and the members had a
most enjoyable time. To-morrow's run
will be to the park and Presidio.
W. J. Gorham, a cycler of Aiameda, has
just patented a pneumatic saddle, for
which he claims "many advantages over
tne present leather affairs. It is hollow
in the center and inflated around the
sides, making a very comfortable seat.
One forgets many of the difficulties and
hardships of a long trip, according to Mr.
Gorham, when riding one of these saddles.
They will be on the market shortly.
A new bicycle club has been organized
in Stockton and the following are the
charter members: Thomas R. G. Kidd,
Otto Salbach, Gottlieb Merz, J.
Rothschild. £. Adams, Carl Steinhart,
E. Salbach, Albert Castner, W. O. Bigeiow,
W. H. Stone, George H. Duff. E. M. Brans
ford, Arthur Heaiy, Charles Yost, M. Con
way, Nat Cohn and Morris Levy.
The Golden City Wheelmen will have a
joint run with the Santa Rosa Wheelmen
to-morrow at Aqua Caliente, where they
will be tendered the freedom of a water
melon patch, afterward riding to Santa
Rosa, where the home club will entertain
them. The city club will leave here on
the 8 a. m. Tiburon ferry and take the
train to Sonoma, wiiere they will be met
THE SAN FRANCISCO- CALL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1895.
by the Santa Rosa contingent. At the last
meeting Ralph Wolf, Charles Mohr and
Morris Clavere were elected to member
ship in the Golden City Club, and there
are several more applications to be acted
on at the next meeting. The club is grow
E. C. Bald of the Columbia team, on the
National circuit, has regained his winning
form, and is again piling up victories in
the mile open events, his favorite races.
During the course of the circuit through
Ohio, until Toledo was reached, Bald met
with a series of reverses, due, probably,
to the exceptionally hard work to which
he has been subjected. Having been on
the path almost continually since we saw
him race at San Jose on April 19 and 20, it
was but natural that he should show evi
dences of the continued strain, but his
victories during the present week indicate
that the '"Cannon Ball" has lost none of
Harry F. Terrill and Captain Theo C.
Dodge, the two Bay City wheelmen who
started last Tuesday for a wheeling trip
along the coast, have met with several set
backs, according: to a letter the writer re
ceived from Ten-ill yesterday. He says:
We had a fine ride until we struck the
Alpine road, when my sprocket broke. Dodge
pushed me from there clear into Pescadero,
and just as we reached here we had a collision
and wrecked my wheel arfd aiso did some
damage to Theo's. Will wait here—Pesca
dero—for two days to get some parts from the
City, but as Pescadero has foar pretty girls to
one homely fellow, and as Theo and 1 are both
handsome fellows — wcil, you can guess the
rest. We met Will Searles, an old-time Bay
City, who works in the Bank of California,
about ten miles from here fishing in the Pes
cadero Creek. Regards to all the bo vs.
Their trip has evidently been marked
principally by delays thus far, but both
are strong riders and will make up for lost
time as soon as their wheels are in run
The Royal Cycling Club has several try
out races scheduled to be rnn at the Oak
! land Trotting Park track to-morrow morn-
I ing, and afterward the members will take
a spin into the country.
Sunday, August 25, there is to be a big
clambake at Warm Springs, and all the
various wheeling cluba of this City, Oak
land and San Jose have been invited.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Darwin Mcllrath, the
globe girdlers, will leave by steamer for
Yokohama next Saturday.
The Liberty Cycling Club will hold a
five-mile road race on Sunday, the 25th
inst.> over the San Carlos course. The en
tries are already closed and the Handicaps
Will be given out next Tuesday evening.
The California Associated Cycling Clubs
road-racine and records committee has al
lowed the following records for long-dis
Five miles— P.G. Alexander, 12:03, June 16,
IV v miles— G. A. Kissen, 25:45, July 28,
Seventeen miles— E. Ulbricht, 57:01, January
Twenty-five miles— W. F. Foster, 1:12:55 4-5,
February 22, 1895.
One hundred miles relay, ten men— Bay City
Wheelmen, 4:56:47, April 7, 1895.
Two hundred miles — CHris Borensen,
14:14:30, June 9, 1895.
Oakland to Haywards— George F. Faulkner,
42:24, October 8, 1893.
Oakland to San Jose— O. L, Pickard, 2:13,
June 10, 1894.
San Francisco to San Mateo— W. A. Terrill,
1:09:40, May 13, 1893.
San Francisco to Oakland, via San Jose— C.
Sorensen, 5:58:00, June 9, 1895.
San Francisco to San Diego— Oscar Osen, 3
days 22 hours 10 mm., May 20-24, 1894.
The big race-meet to be given by the Gar
den City Cyclers on September 9 is already
interesting all the wheelmen, and many
are in training for the races. It will be on
a par with all the previous meets given by
this club, and will be unquestionably a suc
cess. To-morrow the Garden Citys will
ride up to San Carlos to bee tb: road races.
C. M. ("Bunt") Smith, whose picture is
presented this week, has developed into a
wonderfully fast Class A rider within the
last few months. He is one of the good
men that Chairman "Welch, of the racing
board, proposes to place in Class B if he
follows the racing circuit on this coast.
Smith would be as much of a star in Class
B as he is now in A, and the increased val
uation of prizes and other reasons may in
duce him to make the change. He is very
popular, and a fair and fearless rider.
A jolly party of Olympic Club Wheel
men nave been spending the past week at
Millbrae training for the club's road race
to-morrow. They are: J. E. Fagothey, F.
R. Butz, Joseph F. Coffey, "W. H. Stinton,
James W. Coffroth and Thomas 8. Mulyey.
They have engaged H. M. Collins as trainer
and all are said to be in pretty good condi
tion. They call themselves the B. L. 0.
Club and Stinson is said to be the only one
of the sextet who knows the real meaning
of the initials. Their efforts in the race
to-morrow will be watched with interest,
as their methods of training are entirely
at variance with all rules laid down in
books upon the subject.
The Pajaro Valley Wheelmen of Wat
sonville are arranging for a barbecue on
Sunday, the 25th, and will invite the San
Jose and Gilroy clubs. Spalding.
The Sunset Cycling Club held its first
meeting at its new clubrooms at 921 a
Golden Gate avenue on Monday evening
last, the affair being intended somewhat
as a reception to E. Chapman, one of the
members, who won a gold medal at the
Redwood City races on the 6th inst.
On Sunday, the 25th, the club will hold
a run to the Cliff, led by Captain Morris.
The San Jose Road Club and the Tribune
Cyclers of Gilroy are making arrange
ments for a joint race meet at Gilroy on
September 10. It is believed that such a
meet in Gilroy would be a success, as a
great many riders taking part in the
cyclers' meet at San Jose on the 9th would
go to Gilroy the next day.
The Polytechnic Cycling Clnb of San
Francisco made the run to San Jose from
San Francisco yesterday afternoon, arriv
ing about 7 o'clock.
A New Enemy of Younar Wild Fowl
An Eastern army officer of a sporting
turn of mind has discovered in the succu
lent frog a new enemy of the young of the
wild fowl, in addition to the game hog,
who kills the birds before they are ready
for their annual migration to the feeding
grounds. He says that for some years he
has been well satisfied that frogs are de
structive of shore and marsh birds, such as
snipes, plovers, killdees and sandpipers,
and that a few days ago he had a practical
demonstration of the fact that his views in
this regard were correct. A fish-dealer in
Cincinnati, Mr. Cain, recently sent to the
Cincinnati Proof Club, a local organization
composed of shooters and fishermen, a live
green frog, which he claimed he had wit
nessed swallow a live sparrow which he
had placed in a wire coop in which his
frogship was confined. At first it was be
lieved Mr. Cain was perpetrating one of
his witticisms, but he was not. The frog
in question was placed in a box and
handed to Police Lieutenant Mark Lang
dan and the shooter, Wick, who called up
Mr. Gibson and Mr. Schuler, the Vine
street caterer. The doings of the frog were
related to them and the frog shown. Quite
a group gathered about listening, and
though Mr. Frog looked a bit plump the
story was doubted. However, at the re
quest of the gentlemen present Mr. Schuler
killed the subject, which, when opened in
their presence, satisfactorily verified Mr.
Cain's claim. When dissected a full-grown
sparrow, entire, was found in the frog's
j stomach, proving the fish-dealer's state
ment to be true and confirming Mr. Gib
son's former views. An instance recently
j came to our knowledge confirming this
| interesting observation. A gentleman who
| was fishing in the Turtle waters, Wiscon
-1 sin, this summer caught a number of lrogs
with red flannel, for diversion and frog^s
legs, and noticing one with a largely dis
tended stomach he opened it and found
within a downy white duckling, which
evidently had been swallowed quite re
Deer are reported numerous on the
Llagas in Santa Clara County. Last week
eight were killed in that vicinity. Above
Los Gatos several bucks have been killed
in that vicinity, where they come to feed
on the leaves of the vines.
Fishing and dove shooting are attracting
but little attention, as both sports are
The inventive genius of the man who is
always looking for something new for the
comfort and convenience of the sportsman
has hit upon a new idea in a combined
seat, cartridge-box and fish-creel. Packed
up for a journey it looks like an ordinary
zinc box 18 inches long by 12 inches wide
and about the same depth. When the
hunter or fisherman desires to sit down
and rest or follow his sport he pulls the
cover up to a height of a foot above the
ordinary position, fastening it there by a
simple device. The rod which holds the
seat in position permits it turn in any
direction like a piano-stool. The box be
low is then ready for a supply of cartridges,
or is used by an angler for the fish he
Deputy Fish and Game Commissioners,
who are patrolling the marshes of Plumas
County to protect the young wild ducks
from the attacks of game butchers until
the season, opens, report that the breeding
has been very prolific this year and that
the swamps are literally alive with little
floDpers, who will eventually delight the
heart and stomach of the sportsman.
It is said that the game of the Wood
River country has been deserting that sec
tion in vast quantities during the past
week or ten days.
The Indians attribute the exodus to the
coming of the great hunter so often spoken
of in Indian legends and described as an
awe-inspiring individual, with flowing
locks like the mane of a lion and a voice
Ifke a robust fog horn.
The aborigines are also preparing to
move, and declare that they have seen the
destructive spirit at whose awful presence
and stern command the deer fall dead on
the hills and the fish leap from the streams
and die on the banks.
George Green Retires Permanently
From the Prize Ring.
After a more or less satisfactory career
in the prize ring George F. Green, who,
from his style and association with the
champion boxer has been dubbed Young
Corbett, has decided to retire permanently
from the prize ring, as he explains in the
following letter to Thk Call.
To th* Sporting Editor of the Morning Call :
Will you kindly announce to my friends and
the public in general and pugilists in particu
lar that as on and after this date— August 14—
it is my intention to permanently withdraw
from the ring and turn my attention to mer
cantile pursuits, there will be no use to chal
lenge me, for I will pay no attention whatever
to any defi that may be issued. I hereby re
nounce my right and title to the name of
champion lightweight pugilist of the Pacific
Coast, and whoever wants it may have it.
Thanking you and my friends for past cour
tesies extended, I beg leave to subscribe my
self, yours most truly, Geokge T. Green,
Ex-Champion Lightweight Pugilist of the
The worries of the Colma Club over the
Gallagher-Turner match, which was in
danger of being called off because of Gal
lagher's tardiness in starting, for Califor
nia, have been removed by the receipt of a
telegram from the pugilist announcing his
departure from New York. He is said to
be in good condition already, having
trained for a match in the East that failed
to come off, and will need but a short time
to get himself into per'ect trim for the
In consequence of his refusal to fight big
Joe McAuliffe, after getting a look at his
massive frame, Tom Sharky, the pride of
the navy, seems destined to go matchless
for some time to come. He is signed to
fight Bill Dun at Vallejo to-night, but as
the citizens of that town are on the war
path against the match and have enlisted
the aid of the Sheriff of the county their
chances of coming to any conclusion" in the
matter look dim.
Jim Corbett is talking again of the shon
shrift he will give Fitzsimmons in their
match at Dallas, Texas, and estimates
that he will iiniau the lanky Antipodean
in six to ten rounds. Corbett has been
guaranteed that the fight will go on with
out interference and has engaged a special
car to carry himself and party to the scene
of the battle.
Should any hitch in the arrangements
occur the battle is likely to be called off
for the present, as President Diaz has an
nounced that the fight cannot take place
on Mexican soil under any consideration.
An Eastern Man's Catch on the
Duriug the past week the Fish Commis
sioners have received the record of a catch
made by an Eastern sportsman on the
Williamson River that convinced the lucky
angler that in no place on the face of the
globe can such fishing be found as on the
J. R. Moore, who had exhausted the
pleasures of tarpon fishing in Florida
waters, and fought the gamy salmon of
Canadian streams until the sport became
tame, came to California to try the rain
bow trout. He was a little skeptical of
finding anything out of the usual run, but
he has changed his mind now, and will
tell his friends in the East that California
beats the world for trout fishing.
On his arrival here he applied to the
Commissioner as to the fishing and was
directed to the Williamson River. On the
first day out he tried a T^-ounce rod and
his first slrike was a 10-pound rainbow
that taxed all his skill to land. His next
was a 6-pounder, and then he went back
to camp and getting a heavier rod pre
pared for the fray. On July 28 his catch
was as follows:
Morning, two hours— One 7- pounder, five
6-pounders and one 4-pounder.
Afternoon, two hours— Eighteen fish,
weighing 45 pounds, scale weight.
This, Mr. Moore writes, was the most re-
McCLOTJD BIVES TROUT.
markable day's fishing he ever enjoyed.
During the twelve days of his stay on the
river he caught 127 trout, weighing 271
pounds, actual scale weight.
He says the fish were all in fine condi
tion, fighters and entirely free from the
fungus which so often spoils the fish of
The average fisherman who takes the
trouble to go as far as San Mateo Count 3'
in search of sport may fairly be presumed
to be a sportsman, but there are certain
men in this City who aspire to that honor
able title who misrht take lessons from
even the untutored Indian, who spares the
smaller denizens of forest and stream, that
they may grow larger and eventually come
to his net in acceptable size.
In several small lakes in the county
mentioned black bass have been placed,
and they have bred and multiplied until
the waters teem with small fish that if let
alone for a few seasons would furni6h ex
cellent sport for the angler. Last Sunday
Fred Venker and Tom Irvine, two pseudo
sportsmen, visited one of these lakes and
took from it 125 little bass, the largest not
being over '6% to 4 inches in length.
Such an act is on a par with the butch
ery of spotted fawns, and should not only
be frowned upon by genuine sportsmen,
but brought within the pale of the law and
punished as the killer of the fawn is pun
ished when caught.
W. H. Brnsh of Cloverdale, who has
been doing considerable fishing in the
KERN RIVER TROUT (BAL.MO GAIKDNEEI GILBERTI).
streams in the neighborhood of his home,
reports that the trout are just beginning
to take the fly well, and that good baskets
can be taken in the Pieta, Sulphur and
The fish average well in size and are in
Dr. F. L. Platt and wife left yesterday
for a three weeks' trip in the country
about Placerville, where they will spend
their time cooking the gamy trout from
the shadows of the banks and snags of the
American River. A portion of the time
will be spent at Slippery Ford and in
Strawberry Valley, where the fishing is
said to be unusually good at the present
Herman Denhard, the genial boniface, is
enjoying himself among the rocks and
coves of the waterways about Seattle in
company with Jim Johnson, formerly of
San Francisco, in the iatter's handsome
yacht Linda, and many are thestoiiesof
big catches of strange fish that have
floated down to the friends he left behind
Herman declares that except for the
fact that one small flask — to be used only
in case a member of the party was bitten
by the sea serpent — was all the spiritual
consolation on board the craft he might
have imagined himself a victim of over
confidence in his own capacity so strange
and grotesque were the denizens of the
deep hauled on board.
First came a ratfish, th,en a catfish, and
finally one of the party, to complete the j
happy family, brought a dogfish over the
"Then," writes Denhard, "to avoid get
ting the rest of the menagerie, we quit
fishing and went to spearing soft-shell
crabs with table-forks tied on sticks, a
sport not quite so exciting as catching you
knew not what, but more to the advantage |
of the commissary department."
Mr. Denhard expects to make a trip to !
some of the celebrated trout streams in
that vicinity before returning home.
When Joiin Siebeand Al Wieland started
on their European trip they did not forget
to carry with them a few trusty rods and
a supply of flies, and that their forethought -,
was rewarded is shown by the following ;
letter which their friend/Henry Skinner, ''
received a few days ago :
Drachenfels on Riiins, |
July 27, 1895. j
Dear Henry: Fished a branch of the Rhine
called the Aggie and caught quite a mess with
some of Benn's coachmen. The streams flow
tag into the Rhine contain some very fine
trout, pike and bass; carp are -quite plentiful,
but we think the Truckee trout knock spots
out of all the other varieties. Yuur>3 truly,
John and Al.
Game Warden Mackenzie of Santa Clara
County expects to receive 100.000 young
trout during the coming week for "distri
bution in Santa Clara County streams. ;
This second installment will make 150,000
trout planted in the streams under the
directions of this game warden, ana if the
Board of Supervisors would prohibit trout
1 jM»9olwT^Jly ■*•■■*«*
fishing next season the streams in the
future would be well stocked. It is thought
local sportsmen will take steps to see that
the fish are well protected next season.
Five California Dogs Entered for
the American Waterloo.
It is now an assured fact that five of the
crack greyhounds of the coast will leave
here in October to take part in the greatest
coursing stake of the year— the American
Waterloo. The nominations closed some
time ago, four dogs— two from the Alameda,
kennels, and a like number from the ken
nels of Mr. Patten of Santa Cruz, being
Recently word was received that a gen
tleman of Great Bend, Kansas, had a norn i
nation for sale, and yesterday John Grace,
the well-known judge, at the instance of
Mr. Patten, telegraphed an acceptance of
the offer, and one of Mr. Patten's dogs
will take the place of the dog that was
Both the owners of the Alameda kennels
and Mr. Patten have some fine dogs, and
expect to be in the money.
In addition to their Waterloo entries
they will take with them on their Eastern
trip a number of dogs to run at other
meetings which occur subsequent to the
John Grace recently made a trip to San
Jose to inspect the Cooney kennels at that
place and rsports that a tine lot of young
dogs will soon be ready for the slips.
Among them area litter t»y Warrato and
another by Dashaway out of Valley Queen.
The stories told of Tom "Wilkinson in the
obituary notices recently published led
L. Hall to tell the following remark
able story of Tom Raper, who was the
most remarkable slipper England ever
"Tom Raper — the prince of all slippers —
was a splendid man on his legs, but he
would not stand the horsemen's pace;
they had to take his. Nor would he at
tempt to slip at a hare that he could not
get fairly well behind. But she had to
come very awkwardly if he could not reach
her, for he was a marvelous man at carry
ing his dogs round. And what a judge of
distance! He gave a most remarkable
illustration of that upon one occasion at
Altcar, and at the same time a wonderful
exposition of his own skill. He was ap
proaching a drain with his dogs straining,
and he saw that If he slipped inside the
jump the slip would be too short. On the
other hand, if he flew the drain, by the
time he again got his dogs steadied to
gether for the spurt which precedes the
delivery, the slip was going to be too long.
There was still a way out of the difficulty
for Raper, though probably for no other
man. He went fast at the drain, and as
all three were in midair the pin was drawn,
the dogs landing together with the leash
falling from their necks."
Coursing will be held at Kerrigan's
Golden Gate Park and Casserly's Ocean
View Park to-morrow. The drawings,
which took place last night, were as fol
J. O'Connor's Kildare vs. J. Donnelly's De
fender, R. Pringle's Ace of Spades vs. A.
Searle's American Boy, G. Smart s Nellie Bly
vs. J. T. Hannon'g Nancy Till, P. Kerrigan's
Foxball vs. W. Dalton's Napoleon Jack, J. Seg
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ton's Famous vs. J. Sullivan's Little Tom, D.
Leonard's Moonlight vs. R. Pringle's Pnow, C.
Anderson's Nigger vs. D. Dillon T s Mary Best,
A. Searle's Barcaldine vs. J. O'Connell's Ten
Cents, A. J. Sullivan's Reuben Glue vs. P.
Tierney's Gentle Mary, W. Perry's Gee V iz V 9.
J. C. McDonald's Mayo Boy, G. McDonald's
Lissak vs. T. O'Brien's Lamplighter, V. W,
Guerrero's Maud G vs. G. O'Brien's Fred Lees,
F. C. Randolph's Dixie vs. G. Smart* Occident,
J. Dunlea's Nellie I» vs. D. Dillon's Diamond, J.
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