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Interesting Sporting Events at Home and Abroad
SERVED WITH A WARRANT
Champion James J. Corbett Vir
tually Placed under
BUT THIS IS PART OF A PLAN.
Meanwhile Governor Clarke
Continues to Declare the
Fight Will Not Be.
HOT SPRINGS, Ai.k., Oct. 17.— A line of
action seeni3 to have been agreed upon in
the Corbett-Fitzsimmons matter. This
afternoon Prosecuting Attorney Teague
Lad a warrant issued for the arrest of
•lames J. Corbett on the charge of con
spiring to c.im in i t a breach of the peace
by entering into an agreement to do bodily
harm to "one Robert Fitzsimmons." Th
warrant was placed in the hands of Sheri
Houpt about 2:30 this afternoon and tha
official went down to Spring Lake, Cor
bett's headquarters, to serve the paper
and bring Mr. Corbett before Justice o
tbe Peace W. A. Kirk.
The Sheriff succeeded in reaching Sprin
Lake and in serving the warrant, but as he
arrived there at a late hour it was decided
that Mr. Corbett should give a bor.dforhis
appearance in court to-morrow morning at
It is understood that Justice Kirk wil
place Corbett under bonds to keep the
peace, the sum to be something like
$10,000. This bond Mr. Corbett will de
cline to give, when he will be incarcerated
in the Garland County Jail. His attor
neys will then apply to Chancery .ludg
Leiand Leatherman for a writ of habea
corpus. In the event the writ is grants
Corbett will be liberated, and the oflicia
who are opposing the bringins off of th
contest will be at their rope's end so far a
the law is concerned. A writ of habea
corpus cannot be suspended in this Stat
except by the General Assembly while i
regular session, and it is the consensus o
legal opinion that neither the Governor o
the State nor the judicial oilicers can in
terfere with the proposed glove contes
Bbould this prove the correct version o
the law, nothing will stand in the way o
the glove contest and it will be brought o
Governor Clarke left for Little Rook th
morning at 7 o'clock, being accompaniet
as far as Maivern by a press correspotiden
from this city. On the way between th
City and Maivern the Governor talk'eu
freely to the newspaper man relative to
the present aspect of ai'faird here regarding
the Corbett-Fitzsimrnons glove contest
that was booked for the .ilst. He was
asked whether or not tho press dispatches
of this morning correctly reported his po
sition as to the matter, and if the current
rumors that he would place no further
obstacles in the way of the contest were
correct. He replied that he was not re
sponsible for the rumors, and that he had
found nothing during bis visit to the
Springs to cause him to change his mind
about the contemplated prize-fight.
. "Is it a fact," lie was a«ked, "that you
have promised the citizens' committee that
you would let the local authorities cope
with the matter, and that under no cir
cumstances would you call out the miiitia
of the State to suppress the light if the
Florida Athletic Club insisted or persisted
in going on with if.'"
'There is no foundation for any such
rumors," replied the Governor. "I made
no such assertions, either privately, pub
li yor otherwise, and I regret very much
indeed that they have been allowed to ap
pear in public print.''
"Have your views in regard to the con
test been modified in any way, Governor?'
'I must admit that they have not been
modified in any way. I came over to Hot
bprings to see if there was not some com
mon ground that we could find to stand
upon, but after thoroughly investigating
the matter, 1 could find none whatever. I
entertain exactly the same views that 1 did
prior to my visit :md cannot see how I can
permit anything savoring of a prize-fight to
be pulled off on Arkansas territory. All
of the citizens of Hot Springs are my
friends. I think a great deal of them and
would like to help them in anything that
would be a benelit to them, but there is
nothing about n prize-fight that would ac
crue to the benefit of any community.' 1
"Is it true that you promised the citi
zens' committee that not in any event
would you call upon the State militia for
suppressing the fight?"
"I made no such promises or anything
like them. The fact of the matter is that
the military of the State are now holding
themselves in readiness to respond to a
call from me at any time. I am engaged
in marshaling my forces for any contin
gency that may arise."
•It is generally understood and to re
ported upon the streets and in the hotel
lobbies that the committee convinced you
that there was a vast difference between a
prize-light and the contest that in now pro
posed to be brought off under the revised
articles of agreement entered into by the
3-Torida Athletic Club and the backers of
Mr. Corbett. Is such the case?'
"That is not the case by any means.
The committee tried to so impress me, but
failed to do so. They showed me the re
vised articles of agreement, which were all
right. They also gave me the big five
ounce gloves to look at. At first glance no
one who is not posted on these matters
would tl ink for a moment the men could
hurt eacn other with them, but I happened
to know that they were live-ounce gloves
that Corbett and Sullivan fought with
and that a majority of the prize-lights of
the present day are fousrht with. Upon
close questioning by If r. Martin or some one
else in the committee-room it was admit
ted that these were the identical gloves
that Corbett and Fitzsimmons were to
fight to a finish with on the 31st if they
were not prevented from doing so. Tinder
the circumstances I could see no distinc
tion between a prize-fight to a finish and a
glove contest for twenty-five rounds.
"Kvery one knows that this fight would
not last through twenty-live rounds— that
either Corbett would whip Fitzsiinmons in
less than twenty-live rounds oi Fitzsim
mons would whip Corbett. Taking this
view of tbe matter, I could not see the dif
ference. 1 see by the dispatches this morn
ing that Fitzsimmons declares lie will not
go into a limited-round contest with Cor
bett. He refused to do so once before and
the probabilities are that such a contest
could not be pulled off were I to consent.
Fitzsimmons has nothing to gain by meet
ing Corbett in a contest where there is a
doubt of gaining a decision."
The Governor talked pleasantly, but
firmly, and the impression be left on the
newspaper man was that he meant every
word he said and that unless something
intervenes to prevent him from so doing
he will declare martial law.
He paid Judge Duffie a high compli
ment in saying that "he stood like an old
Roman in the committee-room and would
not consent for the proposed contest to go
on, determinedly refusing to yield or to
withdraw a word or syllable of the demand
made upon the Governor to save Garland
County from the disgrace that would be
put upon it by having a prize-tight within
The Governor stated that his office was
crowded from morning until night with
visitors from all sections of the State, who
were pleading with him to stop the in
tended fight. Letters, resolutions and
petitions were stacking up high, coming to
him by every mail, and all were of one
tenor, and that in opposition to the light.
The great majority of his constituents
were bittarly opposed to allowing Corbett
and Fitzsimmons, o r anybody else, to
bring off a glove contest or prize-right any
where in the State.
PLUNGERS AT SANTA ANA.
They Evened Up on Terrific Odds — Sum
-0 mary of the Events of the
SANTA ANA. Cai.., Oct. 17.— The races
to-day gave the talent a chance to recover.
The margins were small but sure in the |
harness races and the plungers evened up
at terrific odds.
The mile and sixteenth resulted in the '
usual way, favorite, Nacno Ba, being '
beaten by a lield horse, and Polasky, sec- I
ond choice, landing third under the wire.
In the 2:27 trot Durfee's Zombro had a !
walkover in straight heats, and in the 2:15 j
pace Chehalis finished the same, though
hard pressed byOttinger in the third heat,
when the mile was made in 2:10>4, with
quarters as follows, :23— 1:031^— 1:37U—
2:10> 4 .
Ketchum balked in starting and was
distanced. Olinda Richmond broke and
also flagged both the home horses.
Running, 'one and a sixteenth mile dash,
purse s3oo— Rathburn 5, Peru 1, Hello 4,
Polasky 3, Njsi-hn 8.. 2; time, l:f>l :i i.
Race pools sold Xacho B. $10, Polasky $0, '
Mutuals paid $0.10.
Trotting. "it'-'V class; purse $600.
Zombro (Dnrfee) 1 1 1
Native sjnt»- (George Ma ben) 2 '£ 52
Dr. I'uft' (<'arrlni;ton '. 4 34
McZeus (Hodges) 3 4 4
Race pools sold $50 on Zombro to 10 on the
Mntuals paid $200, $380 and $260. Zombro
| was barred after the first heat and Native State
played against the lield.
Pacing, 2:15 class, purse $600.
Chehalia (Prater) 1 1 1
(Hunger (Keating) 52 2 -
j Fresno Prince (Smith) 4 3 3
I Belle (Sullivan) 3 4 4
Ivftch u m (Hud ges) d is
I Olinda Richmond (Hand) • dis
Time— 2:l 2 VL>-- :10y 2 — :lot/4.
Race pools sold: Chehalis $25, Ottinger $9,
Mutuals paid $225; $235.
Chehalia barred after first heat and Ottinger
THREE H ECO R Its HTtOKES.
Wonderful Time Mailr at the Denver Wheel
Club* lH.itrirt Trad;.
DENVER, C 01..., Oct 17.— The dirt track
at the Denver Wheel Club Park main
tained its reputation for being the fastest
track in America by having tliree rtcords
broken to-day in t'je opening races of the
National circuit meet. The first record to
go was the one mile, open class A. paced !
by the quad, ridden by Crowell, Pippin.
Beck and Banks. C. C. Collins followed
the quad so closed* as to clip off two
seconds from the former record of U:O4 4-5.
Harry Clarke of Denver went for the
one mile, class A, unpaced record of 2:10,
held by A. B. Hughes of Denver, and suc
ceeded in cutting it down to 2:051-5, a
world's record that will probably stand
for the remainder of tins racing reason.
The third record to be changed was the
one-mile quad time, Which was 1 :.">4. Stone,
Swanborougli, Dixon and Connibear, with
all conditions favorable, lowered the time
to 1 :47 4-. r ,.
One mile novice. class A, paced by tandems,
T. R Prescott won. !'. K. Desmond second, V. s.
BpraKue third. Time, 2:o9 l-">.
Halt a mile open, ela.ss P,, E. ('. BaM won, C.
M. Mnrphy second, J. Cooper third. Time,
One mile open, class A, paced by quadruple,
C. C. Collins won, K. A. Oalzell .second, John
• ireen third. Time. •J.M- 4-5.
Half a mile, ''las-: a, for 1:15 class, Harry
riarke won, W. K. Peck second, I). McKay
tliird. Time, 1 :08.
Two-thirds of a mile open, rlnss B, K. C. Bald
>v.in, C. H. Murphy second, C. 8. Wells third.
Five miles handicap, class A, P. .f. Becker
(100 yards) won, (i. W . Ward (50 yards) second,
D. McKay (-_'lO yards) third. Time, 13:10 2-5.
One mile handicap, class B, B. B. Bird (90
yards) Won, H. H. Hale (130 yards) second, ('. I.
; Himstreet (I^o yards) tliird. Time, 2:00 3-5.
trOKEX VLA.X CIfKSS.
Series of Gawp* Given by the liritish
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 17.— H. N.
Pillsbnry has invited many well-known
persons to a series of chess games now
being played in the Woman's Department
■ of the Food Exchange building at Flat
bush avenue and Hansen place, Brooklyn.
: The games are really under the auspices
I of the British Ladies' Chess Club. The de
i partment was crowded by guests last night
who witnessed the first of the series.
Seven games were in operation atone
time. Those who participated in them
I were: Miss Harriet Worrell, who is said
, to be the best player among women in the
United States; Mrs. E. D. Favor, Mrs.
Lane of Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Marie
i Carine of Gcmuldin, Germany; Mr. Pills-
I bury, Master Napier, who is supposed to
I be the coming Paul Morphy: Miss Steinitz,
I daughter of the veteran : Miss Hiles. Mrs.
: Mary Cecilia Pnrsell, Miss Thomas and
: Mme. d Aghion.
SI' OUT AT I'KESCOTT.
Good Weather for Horse and Bicycle
PEESCOTT, Ariz., Oct. 17. -The three
days' meet of the Prescott Driving Asso
ciation commenced to-day, favored by the
best of weather.
The 2:25 trot was won in three heats by
Ben Bolt. Time, 2:27. The 2:40 trot was
won by King Pin, two out of three. Time
2:.'* B. The haif-mile running dash was a
surprise to the talent, being taken by Nov
The bicycle races included a mile novice
won by Charles Born, time 2:56}5, and half
A class won by Harry Brown, time 1:21 1-5.
Hull-Fights at Atlanta.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 17.— A special
from Atlanta, Ga., says: The exposition
board of managers prohibited the bull
fights a month ago. but that fact did not
deter the bull-fighters from comine.
To-day a party of capitalists leased a lot
in front of the main entrance, outside of
the grounds, and commenced to erect an
arena. Six bulls arrived to-day from
Mexico and the fights will commence as
soon as the arena is completed, which will
be this week.
Wrestling at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Ok., Oct. 17.— The wrestling
match to-night between Thomas Spencer,
instructor of the Astoria Athletic Club,
and L. M. Christol, French champion,
resulted in victory to the former. Christol
won the hrst two* falls, but gave up in the
third, claiming bis shoulder-blade was
THE SAIS FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
SPEED! TOMMY BRITTON.
Easily Wiped Out All the
Records for Two- Year-
now the king of his age.
In the Great Lexington Stake
the Youngster Trotted a
Mile in 2:lsJ£.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 17.— The two
year-old colt Torry Britton, this afternoon
wiped out all race records here by placing
himself in a class alone as "The Incom
parable." The record for two-year-old
fillies of 2:15?4, held jointly by Silican and
Impetuous, has been beaten by half a
second, and the honored title that
Oakland Baron held as the king
of racing colt trotters has passed
and a new name is written above all oth
ers, and Tommy Britton, 2:ls££, is the king
of his age, and by conservative horsemen
is regarded as the ereatest one ever bred.
He won the $2000 Lexington stake with
ease from a field of three starters, and was
driven with a view to wiping out the race
records. He also won three races in 1894
as a yearling.
First race, unfinished, Johnston stake, value
$2000, Valley Queen, b. m., by Sphinx (West)
won; Lulu F, b m. (Lawrence), second; Cathe
rine, I), m. (Case), third. Best time, 2 :14?i.
2:23 trot, purse ssoo, Wanda won, Fanny S
second, Baltullo third. Best time, 2:19>4.
2:13 pace, purse $1,000, Belle T, b. in., by
Kiles Clark ((iahagau), won; Choral, b. m.
(Phelps;, second; Red Lady, b. m. (Geers),
third. Best time, 2:10.,.
The Lexington stake, for two-year-old trotters;
parse f 2000.
Tommy Britton, br. c. by Liberty Bell (Mc-
Kerran) 1 1
Ax maid, blk. f. (Young! 'J 'J
Silver Luke. blk. c. (Muoey) 3 ;i
Baroness Marguerite,!), f. (Nethaway) 4d
Time. i-.Ti— 2:lsV*.
2:20 trot, purse $. r >oo, Carillon won, Forester
second, Dr. Robinson third. Best time, 2:19.
FAIR GROUND 3, ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 17.—
Six and a half furlongs, Hibernia Queen won,
Fondest second, Johnny Mcllale third. Time,
Six and a half furnongs, Lady Inez won,
Schiller second, Hex third. Time". I :2l}i.
One and a sixteenth miles, Treasure won,
Fonshway second, Red Cap third. Time,
Seven furlongs, Don Carillo won. Ix>ttie Mills
second, Linda third. Time, 1 :'-7 :i 4 .
One and a sixteenth miles, John Hickeywon,
I'robaseo second, .1 1" B third. Time, 1 :4s 1 ._,.
One and v quarter miles, Dockstader won,
Billy McKenzie .vcond, Cicily third. Time,
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 17.— Results at High
land Park to-day : Four and a half furlongs,
Miss Kitten won, May Asbby second, Queen
Albia third. Time. :'><> ; .t.
Six and a hall furlongs, Helen Wren won,
Cherrystone second, Tippecanoe third. Time,
l :24 .
Five-eighths of a mile, Ruthven won, Alamo
second, Edith third. Time, 1:04.
Five and a halt furlongs, Rosa May won, Rep
utable Jew second, Tie Eel third. Time, 1 :12.
One mile, Jubilee won; Mamie Sullivan sec
ond, Young Arion third. Time, 1 :4<».
LATOXIA. Ky., Oct. 17.— Mile and seventy
yard-, Vo Tambien won, ("ash Day second,
Buckwa third. Time;i:43>£
Mile und twenty yards, Popper won, Hail
-1 stone second, Relict third. Time, 1 : l'J';_..
Mile, Simon \V won, Kgbart second. Free Ad
vice third. Time, 1:41.,.
Six furlongs. Brace Girdle won, Kate Legrand
second, Mobalaska third. Time, 1:15. .
Five and a half furlongs, Judge Denny won,
Bolander second, Raymond third. "Time,
Five and a half furlongs, Salvable won, Ben
Holliday second, Sir Play third. Time. l:0S ;t .'.
CHICAGO. 111., Oct. 17.— Results at Korsytli
i to-day: Five and a half furlongs, Lagniappe
', won, Mr. Dunlap second, Glenoid third. Time,
Five furlongs, Little Sadie won, Lottie sec
i ond, Elsie Ferguson third. Time, 1 :07 :t 4 .
Five and a half furlongs, K. 11. Sherley won,
i Bob Wagner second, Dr. Garnet third. Time,
six furlongs, Leo Lake won, l'igss second,
Salvadoi third. Time, 1:21:
Six furlongs, Outgo woi., Verdi second, Es
tell.- F tliird. Time, 1 :--2.
MORRIS PARK, N..1.,0,t. 17.— Five furlongs,
Marsian won, Kieht Royal .second, Rounds
man ihird. Time, o:sß^.
One mile and a furlong. Belinar won, Batli
ampton second, J. tun pi it? liter third. Time, 1 :57.
Six furlongs, Harry Reed won, Waltzer sec
ond, Preston tliird. Time, 1:14.
The Withers stakes, one mile, I.ucania won,
Brandywine second, Gotham third. Time,
Six furlongs, St. Agues won, Bon Ami sec
ond. <;o!f third. Time, 1 :12 V
One mile. Inn won, Arapalme second, Second
Attempt third. Time, 1:43.
Colonel W. C. Little Fires a
Few Rounds of Hot
The Mayor Tells Candidly Why
He Sent East for the
Mayor Sutro, through his secretary,
Colonel W. C. Little, has assailed the Man
ufacturers' and Producers' Association.
The cause of the discord is an Eastern
made boiler, costing only a few hundred
dollars, recently purchased by the Sutro
The Manufacturers' Association contends
that a California l>oi!?r of equal merit
could and should have been bought if for
no other reason than that the franchise
called for the purchase of home products.
The Mayor, through Mr. Little, denies
all this sort of thing, claiming that pat
ented articles such as the Eastern-made
boiler are not embraced in the franchise,
though, admitting that they were, there is
a clause which expressly stipulates that
the California article must be of equal
durability and cheapness as the Eastern
made goods. This Mr. Little denies is the
case, regardless of the repeated assertions
of the Manufacturers' and Producers' As
sociation to the contrary.
The association, however, has not de
sisted in its light against the Sutro Rail
road Company, for it now appears that it
has made official charges against the com
pany, and as the result of this Mr. Little is
There will be read before the Supervisors
next Monday Mayor Sutro's reply to all
these charges. In the meantime Colonel
Little pays his respects to the Manufac
turers' and Producers' Association.
"Xo one interested in the welfare of
California wiil question the assertion that
the Manufacturers' and Producers' Asso
ciation, if conducted in a disinterested
way, would be productive of vast pood to
the State at large," he says. "I deny,
however, that they are disinterested. It
may not be generally known, but it is
nevertheless a fact, that two of its most
prominent officers are uirectly connected
with one of the largest iron works on the
Pacific Coast. This of itself should not
prove anything, for all liberal-minded
people will admit that there are some
people who can be honest, not only to
themselves, but at the same time act dis
interestedly in a cause which purports to
benefit thepeople at large.
"I deny emphatically that the Risdon
Iron Works, which is represented in the
Manufacturers' and* Producers' Associa
tion, has clone this. I have been credit
ably informed, and when I say this I mean
that I am able to prove it, that F. Lemman,
purchasing agent of the Risdon Iron
AVorks, was sent to Los Angeles to try to
effect the sale of an engine to the Los
Angeles Railroad Company. Mr. Lem
man succeeded, and the Risdon Company
sent East for a Ball vertical engine. Ac
cording to its way of reasoning boilers
manufactured on the coast are best for
Sutre, but for no one else.
"In the more recent matter of the Cali
fornia Trust and Safe Deposit Company,
did these works employ California articles
in retitting the engine-room? "Tot a bit
of it. True, the Manufacturers' and Pro
ducers' Association entered a feeble pro
test, but so far as the world knew it died a
natural death before the ink was dry.
When it is considered that the Union Iron
Works and the Risdon Iron Works, both
more or less under the influence of the
Mayor's special friend, the octopus, are
the principal factors in the movement,
their antagonism to the Sutro Railroad
should not create any great amount of
In the subjoined statement, which will
be read before the Board of Supervisors
Monday, Mayor Sutro gives his reasons
for purchasing an Eastern boiier.
"Mayor Sutro selected water-tube boil
ers for the new road," Mr. Little con
tinued, "for the reason that he was satis
fied as to their superior economy; but par
ticularly for reasons of safety, as a prop
erly constructed sectional water -tube
boiler is not liable to disastrous explosions.
In fact, its construction practically pre
vents trouble in that direction.
"The order was placed with the Eastern
firm for Babcock & Wilcox patent boilers,
as there are no sectional water-tube boilers
made on tne J'acilic Coast at the present
time, the only water-tube boilers made
here being of the non-sectional type.
"Mayor Sutro's franchise admits the
purchase of patented articles which can
not be obtained in this State, and the j
boilers which we have ordered are fully
covered by letters patent. At the same
time they are no more an Eastern-made
boiler than many other so-called Califor
nia-made boilers, as in reality the latter
are manufactured in the East, shipped
piecemeal to this coast, and simply put
together in the shops of this City, but
through that means they derive the name
of California-manufactured boilers.
"The California Street Cable Railway
Company, with precisely the same fran
chise as that held by Mayor Sutro, selected
Babcoi'k A: Wilcox boilers In preference to
all others at advanced prices, which shows
within itself that Mayor Sutro was not de
sirous of saving cost, as he paid about
.fKHxi more for them than he could have
got others for, but he felt that the result
he would secure would justify such an
"Another reason why we selected the
Eastern boilers in preference to those
manufactured on the coast is that the
close proximity of the power-house of the
Sutro road to the Sutro Baths made it ab
solutely necessary that a safety boiler
should' be used, as an explosion of the
boilers might cost many lives anddoincal
"While Mayor Sutro regrets not being
able to purchase a sectional water-tube
boiler manufactured on this coast, he feels
that his own interest and the safety of
those who would be in the vicinity ol the
power-house and in attendance' at his
baths would be Lest secured by using what
he believed was the highest grade of safety
! boiler procurable, even though such selec
tion cost him a very considerable amount
more than the sum for which he could
I have purchased ordinary return tubular
boilers made on the Pacific Coast. '
A MELANGE OF SPORTING
Coursing at Golden Gate Park — Frank
Byrne Will Try for a Record
The great stake meeting at Kerrigan's
Coursing Park will be held on Sunday, the
20th inst., and not on the 29th, as has been
Frank M. Byrne, the Imperial Cycling
1 Club's crack racer, will try for the ten
mile road record on Saturday afternoon
1?r the Ilaywards course. There will be
joint run of the Imperial Cycling Club
1 the Santa liosa Whfehn»Mr to the Cliff
mse next Sunday. A meeting of the
mbers of the Imperial Cycling Club
1 be held on Monday evening.
tug-of-war contest between the unde
ted heavy-weight Italian champions of
ickton, under Captain 11.I 1 . Marengo, and
American team under command of
Miller, will take place on Saturday even
; in niie of the lame halls of this City.
The Acme Club directors have elected
P. Swain to the office of cycling cap
tain, Howard Prentice as secretary and
Myron A. Whidden and (ieorge "Hum
phreya as directors.
C. 11. (iridley won the wrestling match
with M. F. Loventhal, at Rakersneld. last
Saturday. The consideration was a hand
A team from the San Francisco Whist
Club easily defeated the crack l'etaluma
players on Saturday evening last by a
score of !)59 to 918.
*On Sunday next the crack rifle shots of
this City will congregate at the California
Schuetzen Park, San Rafael, to compete
for several prizes offered by the manager
of the park.
The next feature of interest at ihe Olym
pic Club will be the handball tournament,
which takes place on Sunday next at the
club's outdoor grounds. It is said that the
Olympic Club will make a big effort to
secure the great intercollegiate football
gjtne. between the Stanford and Berkeley
college teams. If the teams will agree to
play on the club's outdoor grounds the
place will be fitted up for the game.
The New York World recently pub
lished the following concerning a ureat
swimming match to be held in this City
which will be news to the natators of local
fame: ''It is very probable that McCus
ker, the American champion swimmer,
and Nnttallj the Englishman, w 1 contest
in this country for the swimming cham
pionship now held by the latter.
"The «cene of the proposed contest will
be San Francisco, and parties there have
offered a purse of !j>7CO for the two. A
series of seven races will take piace, and
the man securing the most victories will
become the world's swimming champion.
McCusker is willing to race, and word has
been sent to NuttalT, who is in England.
In. conjunction with this event a series of
races will also be run.
"The date set for the championship con
test is between December Uo and 28. Dur
ing these dates thirty-six events will be
brought off, three amateur and three pro
fessional events each day. Entries for
these contests and also for the swimming
meets at Austin, Tex., should be made
with James McCusker, Everett, Mass."
Foster failed at Ma pa.
NAI'A, Cai... Oct. 17.— Foster failed to
lower t lie mile-paced record to-day. He
made an attempt, paced by Quad, but the
heavy wind prevented him from doing his
best time in 1:48. Foster has decided to
stay in Napa until Saturday night, and
will try for the mileagain Saturday.
1 > i i-il on the Stage.
In 1833 Edmund Kean was acting the
part ot Othello; he had uttered the words,
"Othello's occupation's gone," when he
fell into his son's arms, and had just
strength to whisper, "I am dying; speaK to
them for me!'" and was heard by the or
chestra. In 1850 Mrs. Glover took her last
benefit, but was almost unconscious all the
time she was on the stage, and died three
days later. In 18f>8 Harley, while playing
iio'ttom in "Midsummer Night's Dream,"
wa3 struck with paralysis immediately
after having uttered the words, "I have an
exposition of sleep come upon me." He
had to be carried off the boards and died
within a few hours. — Good Words.
A Teamster's Suit for Damages.
Michael Molan, ' a teamster, has sued the
Southern Pacific Company for $75,000 for in
juries sustained while loading his wagon with
coal last May. .-. '■■.-.; .izciy&v , ;. : >
THE BAY DISTRICT RACES
Mamie Scott Set a New Mark
at Seven and a Half
MISS FLETCHER DISQUALIFIED.
Nelson Won Driving, but Was
Placed Last for Fouling
Mt. Roy was backed down from 12 to 5. He
ran a vary good race the first time out.
Last Chance now runs in the colors of the
Oakland stable. Daggie Smith appears to be a
very handy sort of a trainer around cripples.
Toby ran a greatly improved race over the
time he was favorite when ridden by Tod Sloan
days back. No one ever supposed >fclntyre
to be so many pounds better than Tod in the
The fouling of Clacquer'by Nelson was most
palpable, and before the decision disqualifying
Nelson was announced Hugh Jones marked up
even money against the one-eyed cripple and
took in over $200. Nelson was placed last, and
Mr Jones quit a little winner on the race.
Outside of two disqualifications for foul
riding, the principal incident of the racing
yesterday was the excellent run made by
Mamie Scott in the fourth race, a seven
and a half furlong dash. Backed down
from 10 to 4, she picked up her ninety
pounds, and assuming the lead after a fur
long had been traversed she galloped in an
easy winner, live lengths before Toby, in
I :3§ssf — a new record for the distance, the
previous mark of 1:34' t ' being held by imp.
Klise, made at Washington Park, Chicago,
two years ago. The distance is one that
does not find a place on the programmes
of the Eastern tracks frequently, or
would undoubtedly have been clipped be
The only two favorites to win were Clac
quer and Hose Clark, although the win
ners of the other three events carried
nearly as much coin on their chances as
the first choices.
Miss Fletcher went to the post at 3to 2
favorite for Che opening, ran at live and a
half furlongs, and after finishing second to
Last Chance, a M to 1 shot in the betting,
she was disqualified for fouling Mount
Hoy, the third horse in the stretch, and
placed last, the latter horse getting the
place and De Grout securing third money.
There was another case of fouling in the
following run, a live and a half furlong
dash. Ciacquerwas backed down from 2><£
to 1 to evens to win, and turning into the
stretch second to Nelson, the second
choice, was pinched up aarainst the rail all
tbe way to the wire by Hennessy on the
latter horse and beaten out a short nose.
The judges promptly disqualified Nelson,
giving the race to Clacqaer. This grave
the place to Koadrunner and the show to
The third race for two-year-olds, live and
a half furlongs, resulted in the defeat of |
the favorite, Redington, that went to the j
poet 4to 5. Turning into the stretch sec- I
ond to Encino the race looked at his I
mercyi but when challenged by Treachery, |
the heavily played second choice. Donahue |
went to the "bat" and in a hard drive was
beaten out a length in 1:07^. Scimitar, a
100 to 1 shot, was a fair third.
The last race of : the day was a gallop for
the even-money favorite, Rose Clark, who
led all the way and won easily by a length
from Silver in 1:41%.
Twenty-third day, Thursday, October 17.
| Weather"fine; track last.
11 Q KIKST RACK— Five and a half fnrlonps;
L— . Helling; three-year olds uiul up; purse ifs'JoO.
Time, i :U7 : + . " v-.;..-
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. \'-i Str. Fin.
826 Last Chance, 101 (Martin). 4 In 33 l/»,
Mt. Hoy. 102 (Hinrlchs)... 7 52% U/ 2 3./
92 Mosby, 107 (Macklln) 5 6V3 4> 40
92 Bod Tucker. 93 (Keidy) 2 4/i &3 hit
1888 Slier Ulan, 107 <Mhaw). .■:... 11 11 8 6>/ 3
82 Triumph, 98 (Fitzgerald)... 9 9/ 9- 7%
Carrie Shaw. 101 (Cleary)..: 6 8-7 10 B'/a
Imp. J,illnokalanl,lo4 (Bur
lineame) 11 101 11 9V 2
1357 i>e<iroot. (11. Wilson).... 8 7.< 6 UMi
Kiii.Moi, 96 (E. Jones) 3 61/2 7 11
98 '.Miss Fletcher. 104 (Cheva
lier). .:....... 1 3V 2 a 1 ' 2 '23
•Disqualified tor fouling.
Hood start. Won driving. Winner, Oakland
stable's eh. %■, by Prince of Norfolk-Vidette.
Betting: Last Chance 3. Mt. Hoy 5, DeUroot 40.
Mosby 25, Bob Tucker 2o, Kai Moi 10, Carrie Shaw
I 60, Triumph 300, Sheridan 40, Imp. l.iliiiolcaliini
i ;-!(), Miss Fletcher 310 2. ■ •, ■;» ■■■' .
m SECOND RACE- Five furlongs; selling;
X±O. three-year-olds and tip; purse $300. Time,
lnd. Horse, weight, jockey. St. 1/2 Sir. Fin.
Ml Clacqurr, 101 (Chevalier). 1 lh 2y.j ai VSs
93 Koad Runner, 106 (Shaw). s ii 45 35
103 Kathleen, 107 (K. Denni
son) 3 3Ji/, 3/i MO
103 Harry Lewis. 109(11.Doug
las) 4 5 5 5
1127 Nelson, 113 (Hennessey).. 2 If 12 *lh
♦ Disqualified for foul.
(iood start. Won driving. Winner, H. Taylor's
eh. h., by Three Cheers-Belle of the Lake.
Betting: (lacquer even, Itoad Runner 2 1 /s, Kath
, leen 40, Harry Lewis 200, Nelson 11 to 5. -
m THIRD RACK— Five and a half furlonas;
. two-year-olds; parse $300. Time, 1:07%.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. ■ St. 1/3 Str. Fin.
(89) Treachery, 107 (Macklin).4 4.' M 11
(84) Redington, 107 Donahue). 1 W& l/i '22
73 Scimitar, 110 (BUey) 2 5 5 31/2
84 Kin-man, 110 (Sloan) 6 3/t M 4.7
97 Kiicino, 110 (K. Jones) 3 liy 2 21 5
Oood start. Won driving. Winner, J. G. Brown
& Co.'s b. f., by Hanover-Deceit.
Betting: Treachery 11 to 5, Redington 4 to 5,
Scimitar 100, Kncino 50, Fireman G.
nc FOURTH RACK— Seven and a half fur-
XXt). longs; selling: three-year-olds and upward:
purse $300. Time, 1:33^4.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. V Str. Fin.
. 99 Mnmie Scott. 90 (K.Jones). 6 3-7 14 15
55 Tobv,93(Mclntyre) 1 2 1/3 3/ '/V's
91 Littie Bob, 73 (Chevalier).. s 0/ 5/ 3y 3
«9 May Day, 101 (W. Flynn)..2 'II 24 4
91 Miss Buckley, 9-'(l>«nnelly) 3 47 41/2 610
100 Main Diablo, 102 (Peoples)// 8 "1/2 6/
1109 Tar and Tartar, 106 (Mack
lin) 4 5% 63 7.'
99 Mary S. 98 (R11ey)..... 9 72 H2 Si
99 Josephine, 78 (H.Wilson).. B 9 9 9
Good start. Won easily. Winner, Bonnyrleld &
Knight's b. f., by Canny scot-Kola.
- Betting: Mamie Scott 6, Toby 12, Little Bob 4,
May Day 8, Miss Buckley 10, Mary s 7, Tar and
Tartar 11 to 5, Malo Diablo 15, Joscpnine 50.
11 €1 FIFTH RACE— One mile: selling; three
i ID. year-olds and upward; purse $300. Time,
• Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. 1/2 Str. Fin.
89 Rose Clark, 103 (Cheva
lier) .- .---3 12 IS 11
85 Silver, 92 (Jones) 5 2 A 2.7 2$
85 Nervosa, 94 (Mclntyre).. 2 3.' 3/ 3i/ 2
86 Ike L, 95 (Riley) 4 4/t 41 43
98 Vernon, 92 (Reidy)....... 1 6 6 5
Won easily. Winner, A. K. Wakemann's eh. m.,
by Prince of Norfolk-Ktta W.
"Betting: Rose Clam 4to 5, Silver 5, Norvosa 4,
Ike Li 5, Vernon 15.' *
Following are to-day's entries:
First race, live eighths of a mile, maiden,
two-year-olds— Mabel L 109, Yon Dunk 101,
Decision 104, Lady Gray 104, Snowdown 109,
Moran 109, Lotta 109.
Second race, live-eighths of a mile, selling—
Leonville 110, King Sam 107. Gondola 104,
Jefferson 110, Little Flush 105, De Groot
Mount Roy 100, Corinne Buckingham 104,
Solitano 104. ° :-;;;;
Third race, three-quarters of a mile, selling,
welter-weights — Brown Dick 123, Rob Roy 115,
Rev Alta 118, Joe Cotton 120, Monitor 98,
Belle Boyd 104, Sweet Briar 95, Miss Pollard
101, Miss Brummel 98.
Fourth race, three-quarters of a mile, handi-
McLight 108, Mainstay 112, Rosebud 105.
Fifth race, one mile, selling— Raindrop 95.
Charmer 100, Fred Gardner 105, Warrago 90,
Centurion 95 , Little iJob 91. .
LORDAN WAS CONVINCED
He Asks to Have II in Name Withdrawn
From an Anti-Railroad
There is now among the records of the
Railroad Commission an ingenuous epistle
showing that the Santa Fe has a general
passenger agent with a most convincing
manner. The letter is as follows :
San .Tacinto, Oct. 12, 1895.
Hon. Staff Com w its- > one i* o/ Railroads, San
Francisco, CaL— Genti.emkx: As regards the
petition sent you from litre on the Ist inst.,
signed by myself and others, I repectfully state
that on the Till inst. 1 received a letter from
John .1. Byrne, Esq.. general passenger agent
of the Santa Fe Uailroad, which is, in my
own opinion, entirely reasonable and satisfac
tory, and in the main correct. There
fore, gentlemen, I most respectfully with ••
dnuv my name from the petition that
was] | forwarded you on the Ist inst.
from here requesting a reduction in the pas
senger rates from here to San Bernardino ana
Riverside from 4 43-100 cents per mile to 3
cents per mile. That petition was signed by
myself and other citizens of San Jacinto. How
ever, in this matter 1 only speak for myself. I
hereby withdraw my name from that petition.
Very respectfully, William Lokdan.
John .). Byrne Ksq. of the Santa Fe Railroad
has given, seemingly, very good reasons for not
granting the request to reduce passenger rates
as herein stated, consequently 1 have no more
to say in this matter, nnd I do hereby with
draw my name from :said petition. Respect
fully, William Lordan.
HARVARD CLUB BANQUET.
About Forty Alumni at the
Annual Dinner at the
Letter From President Eliot
on the Condition of the
The Harvard Club celebrated the twenty
second year of its existence by a dinner at
the California Hotel last night. About
forty alumni discussed the elaborate
President George B. Merrill was master
of ceremonies, and there were a number of
good speeches. Rev. Horatio Stebbins
took occasion to eulogize Professor Lung
dell, the head of the law departmentof the
alma mater, and E. .1. Prinjjle, who gradu
ated just fifty years ago, recalled old
times. Dr. K. Beverly Cole, Colonel J. G.
C. Lee and others spoke, and H. C. Bar
naoee of the Boston ians sang "The Days of
Old,' 1 and was enthusiastically encored.
Besides Dr. Cole, Colonel Lee and Mr.
Barnabee, T. I. Bergtn and Professor
Ketchell, the new botanist of the State Uni
versity, were jniests of the club.
Aletter from Charles \V. Eliot to Mr.
Merrill was read, showing the condition
and progress of Harvard. Mr. Eliot has
been president of that institution for
twenty-six years. In the letter be wrote:
The amount of Instruction offered during the
year which has now begun will be larger than
We find the number of students in the
university this year to be decidedly larger than
it was last year, the gain being as satisfactory
in quality as it is in quantity. Public atten
tion has been specially directed to the increase
in the freshman class of Harvard College, be
cause it is supposed to prove that non-success
in athletic sports does not hinder the growtli
of a college. I have long been convinced that
there was only a very slight connection be
tween success in athletic sports and increase of
numbers. The comparative results this year at
Harvard nnd at Vale afford an interesting
demonstration on this subject. Sports of all
kinds, athletic, musical and dramatic, should
be nothing but by-play at a university. If
they are exaggerated, so as to consume much
time and attract a large share of the public
attention, they become injurious instead of
beneficial to any university.
The growth of the schools of law and
medicine is one of the most satisfactory fea
tures in the present life of the university, for
those Two schools have been diligently raising
the standard of professional instruction for
more than twenty years past. Next year the
Law School take* its true place as a universit y
school by demanding of 'ail candidates for its
degree a preliminary degree in arts, letters or
science. The Medical School, having now got
its four years' course oi instruction firmly
established, is proposing to do the same
thing, with due notice.
The recent establishment of an official con
nection between the university and Kndeliffe
College opened the way to a large increase in
the Influence of the university, nnd the gradu
ates oi Harvard may confidently anticipate
the iirm and steady growth of the atliliated
Among the alumni who participated in
the reunion were:
A. Comte Jr., F. IJ. Wheelan. Dr. George 11.
Poweis. Sidney Smith, Vanderlyn stow, Dr. (?.
M. Richardson, Edward J. Priiigle, Frank J.
Bymnw», J. S. Severance. R. C. Harrison, P. J.
Harrison, A. T. Winn, I'rofessor Hivskell of
Berkeley, Fred B. Luke, Samuel C. Jiigelow,
Judge James M. Sewell, Dr. \V. T. McN'ntt, J. M.
Brandenstcin, Eugene Kent, Ke.v. Horatio
Stebbins, tieorge li. Merrill, Pelham W. Ames,
V. P. Howard, M. \V. Sloss, Clarence \Valt»r,
Dr. (i. JJ. Homers, Colonel \V. c. Little, l>r.
Washington Aver, Professor and Irving String
Worth Their Weight ill Gold.
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A CLOSE SHAVE !
What J. T. Ward of Park
City Saw Close
He Altered His Helm in Time,
but None Too Soon.
The history of no State in the Union a
hundred years to come will be more inter-
esting than that of Utah. The successful
camping-pround of the Mormons (what-
ever else may be said of them, a great
power in civilization), it lias literally
grown from a sandy waste to a land "Mow-
ing with milk and honey," and now sup-
ports a cultured and intelligent race, who
can indubitably throw the cap of challenge
into the arena of progress with a good pros-
pect of winning the laurels. Of course not
all of the inhabitants of Utah are Mor-
mons, but the settlement of the Territory,
primarily, cannot be denied them.
Salt Lake. City is said to be one of the
prettiest cities in the Union, but it is not
the only monument of the go-ahead
lof that Utah possesses. Park City
is, bat the settlement of the Territory,
narilv, cannot be denied them,
lit Lake City is said to be one of the
tiest cities in the Union, but it is not
only monument of the go-ahead
it that Utah possesses. Park City
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It 'has not* a great population, but it
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was suffering from a serious malady, and
he had neglected it (as people will
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his health became so impaired tnat he was,
as sailors put it. "right in the breakers."
But, to use another nautical "phrase, "he
altered his helm just in time." Neglect
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serious for Mr. Ward, but with his good,
genuine common-sense he placed his case
in the hands of the famous specialists of
the Hudson Medical Institute, that great
curative establishment which has occupied
the big white building at the junction of
Market, Stockton and Ellis streets for so
long. When once he had given them his
confidence he was secure, and he felt it
instinctively. To say that he was cured is
of course unnecessary, for his case was a
curable one, and all curable cases, are
cured, He has written as follows to the
management: : :•"
Park City, Utah, Sept. 4, 1895.
Hudson Medical Institute, San Francisco. Cal.
— Gentlemen: [am very pleased to say that I
am cured of the terrible disease which I had,
and I .--hall always speak a good word for the
Hudson Medical'lnstitute. 1 forward you some
money now and you can let me know in your
next letter what I owe you. Yours truly,
.1. T. WARD.
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