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TANTAU WAS A
BIG SURPRISE.
Nearly Broke a World's
Record in the Olympic
Road Race.
FIVE MILES IN 11:24.
The Fastest Event of the Year
Over the San Leandro-Hay
wards Course.
H. G. EDWARDS THE WINNER.
S. A. Neuman Won the Barker
Cycling Club's Event and L Prank
Made Best Time.
George W. Tantau of the Olympic Club
Wheelmen rode the fastest five miles ever
covered in a road-race, in a race promoted
by that club over the Sau Leandro-Hay
wards course yesterday noon, starting
from scratch and finishing in fifth place
against a score of contestants, his net rid
ing time bting 11 minutes and 24 seconds.
J. E. Wing started from the same mark
with Tantau and finished half a wheel's
length back of him, his time being but a
fifth of a second slower.
For some time past the members of the
Olympic Club Wheelmen have been care
fully training for the race of yesterday,
and their efforts were probably the more
conscieutious because of considerable
friendly rivalry existing among the mem
bers. When the entry list closed there
were twenty-six names down, of whom
about twenty started.
The course over wnich the race was rid
den seems to get harder and smoother
every Sunday, and yesterday, with the ex
ception of a short stretch near the start,
it was nearly perfect. This, coupled with
the fact that the riders were aided by a
strong wind at their back-, helpa to ac
count for the phenomenally last time
made by all the men, the slowest of them
all riding the five miles under a three
minute gait.
Tan tau has lon g been known as one of
the fastest amateurs of the Olympic Club,
and hence his ride of yesterday was not
such a great surprise to his fellow mem
bers, but up to tbis time tne fastest time
made by any of the cracks over the course
tliis year has been over 12 minutes, and
Tantau has dropped over a half minute
under that.
George Fuller started with the scratch
men and was on equal terms with them
when he fell, about a mile from the finish.
He was not badly hurt, but lost all
chances in the race, though be pluckiiy
remounted and rode it out. Hansen, Cun
ningham and one or two others met with
accidents to their wheels and were obliged
10 drop out.
The winner of the race was H. G. Ed
wur'ls, who bad a handicap of two minutes.
It was his first race, and tliis also applies
to E. A. Heimore and H. H. Cosgrifr, who
started trom tbe same mark and finished
close oeiiind Edwards. The riding of
these three men was particularly credit
able for their first performance.
The following table shows the positions
at the finish, handicaps and net riding
time:
*
5 Net
— Hnndl- Elding
5" ■ Contestants. cap. . Time.
-
1 H. G. Edwards 2:00 13:15
2|E. A. Helmore 2:00 13:18
3 H. H. Cosgriff. 2:00 13:181-5 \
4 a. St. a Cooper 2:30 13:513-5 i
5 1 George Tantau scratch 11:24
1 J. X- Wing............ scratch 11:24 1-5
7|W. J. Bell. :45 12:09 2-5
8 L. H. Smith 1:15 12:47
9 W. J. Cnri t..... .". :45 12:19
10 M. F. Jtsplnosa....... 13:04 1-5
11 J. A. Coae 1:30 13:042-5 I
19 J. a. Vaughan 3:00 14:352-5
13 George P. Fuller. scratch ; 11:52
HC If. Lemmon,. 1:00 12:55 1-5 !
There can be no question about the time
made by Tantau and Wing, as the watches
at the start and finish were in the hands
of such experienced timers as W. B. Faw- !
cett (starter), George H. Stratton, Arthur'
H. Boyaen, H. D. Hadelfeldt and C. A.
Myrick.
The officials of the race were: Charles
Albert Adams, referee; Douglas White, T.
Meherin, W. P. Humphreys, T. G. Spil
lane. judges; George H. Stratton, A. H.
Boyden, 0. A. Myrick, H. D. Hadenfeldt
timers; J. W. Mullen, F. W. Fuller, W.
H. Haley, H. V. Scott, scorers; W. B.
Fawcett, starter; H. C. Hahn, assistant
starter; H. Bostwick, K. Boyd, marshals.
Tantau. encouraged by the well-de
served praise he has received for his ride
of yesterday, will con time in iraiDing
and will shortly try for the world's five
mile road record of 11:11 2-5, pared by rive
tandem teams, and on his showing of yes
terday Lie should lower it considerably.
Prior to the Olympic event the members
of the Barker Cycling Club held a similar
race, the results of which were as follows:
c
o
c .
a
; Net
Ilandi- riding
Contestants. cap. time.
1 a A. Newman a:00 14:50
i! M. i-plro :20 13:50
:s s. Honigsberg ' :20 13:51
4 I. Frank Scratch 13.20
5,(3. biichs Scratch 13: - J1
6 B. Hawks :45 14:10
71 Kochman 1:30 16:15
h J.Kami erger 4:00 17:00
eiL-Pursch 1:30 15:31
Contestants.
The officials of the race were: B. P.
Searight, Alexander Nye, S. Baer and J.
Joseph.
There were the usual number of tumbles
in this race as well, but no one was hurt.
A large crowd of wheelmen assembled at
the start and finish, and altogether the
sport vrai the best of its kind seen over
the Haywards way this year.
The members of the Bay City Wheel
men, aboard the schooner Anna E, en
joyed a cruise around theibay and out to
the heads yesterday as a "diversion from
the usual Sunday country runs. Lunch
was provided by the club, and* about sev
enty-five members 'attended and had a
merry time. , . ■•■..'■•■
The California Cycling Club and the Im
perial Cycling : Club ; had a ; joint run to
tentervilie yesterday, and after lunch
there were some impromptu races between
the riders on the Oenterville track. The
Camera Club Cyclist* had a picnic run to
Lake Merced, the Li bertys went to Hay
wards and the San : Francisco Road Club
nad a run to Lake Pilarcitos. _• ; ; :;".- v '
Match races seem to be. the proper thing
in cycling now. Opinion is about divided
between the two who will contest next
Saturday at Centra! Park, Allan Jones of
the Olympics and Bob Terrill'or 1 the Bay
Citys. But since this match was arranged
there is talk of one between Tantau,
Olympic, and Kenna,Acme,T and anotnei
between, Peter .Metcalf, Imperial, and
Arthur Boyden, Reliance. .: In each case
the men are of about equal ability,' all: are
fast ; riders, and with .proper ,, pacing the
events should be of more ; than ordinary
interest. ,- ... ■,:• . ■'■ • v-\ ■ • ■'. ; >••:>>
Entries for the Central Park meet close
with Manager Fawcett next Tuesday night
at 924 Geary street. :~
Bobbow on si-aisiciiis, silks and Jewels at Uncle
Harris', 15 Grant avenue. *■•' *'•' ' "' •'■ " '
HE CLAIMS HE
WAS PERSECUTED
Butler Miller's Grievances
Against the Detec
tives.
DRIVEN FROM THE CITY
The Hero of the Franklin Resi
dence Tragedy Again
Arrested.
IN SANTA BARBARA'S PRISON.
Captain Lees Declares H m a Bad Man,
Even Worse Than Is Oliver
Winfield Winthrop.
The .'arrest of Frank J. Miller in Santa
Barbara, as , announced ■in the dispatches
yesterday morning, reopens one of the
most sensational episodes in the criminal
annals of this City. -
Miller, who was at the time a butler in
the employ of J. L. Franklin, a * lottery
dealer, had for the second time made a
hero of himself in repulsing the attacks of
burglars upon bis master's silver chest.
This time, however, instead of simply
frightening the thieves away, he killed
one of them, and, being himself wounded,
he swooned and the dead robber's body
was found lying across his own. "
It was a most tragic affair, and the
young man's . bravery was extolled no
where so loudly as in the Franklin home.
The detectives worked :on the case for
weeks trying to ' solve certain details that
did not appear very clear. , They were con
siderably hampered in their, investigation
by the Franklins themselves, who "Would
not listen to any suggestion that there
were many suspicious circumstances con*
nected with , the f case. Finally, one fine
day, Mr. Franklin bundled his butler out
of the house and his whereabouts became
a perfect mystery so far as the public was
concerned. -
The lottery man acknowledged that
Captain Lees had convinced mm that
Miller was a dangerous man, and that in
stead of having shot and killed a burglar
while protecting his master's house he had
simply coax, d an inoffensive tramp to
visit him at the California-street mansion,
where he murdered him in cold blood.
At no time during the duration of , the
sensation, even when the case was brought
before the Grand Jury, was Miller per
mitted to make a public statement to the
press. At all times he wad guarded, and
being satisfied to get away unmolested
Miller kept his own story locked securely
within his breast until this time, when
new troubles have come upon him, and he
has given the details of the affair, as he
regards them, to a representative of The
Call. He said :
On February 15 my deposition was taken by
Captain Lees, a reporter and Detectives Gib
son and Wren. I told them the story just as it
happened as nearly as I could remember. The
Coroner's inquest was adjourned from time to
time until I was able to — about Febru
ary 22 — when I told the jury all about the af
fair as I recollected it. The corpse of the burg
lar lay in the Morgue eight days awaiting
identification. ■
■ All kinds of rumors were abroad, some im
plicating me in the attempted burglary and
others alleging that I decoyed a tramp to the
house with the intention of killing him. with
the expectation of gaining -a bie reward and
adding to my reputation lor bravery. An irre
sponsible tramp testified at the inquest that
while out on the evening of February 11 I
gave him directions in writing how to reach
the Franklin residence, and promising to give
him some clothes , and $5 'if he would . come
there the following: evening and carry away
two bundles that I would give him. ■ :
He swore that he did not go, as . some fellow
tramps whom he told about the proposition
advised him not to do po, as there was ' evi
dently some trick in the ; offer. v The . theory
sought to be established by this vagabond's
testimony was that failing ■to induce , this
tramp to come I led another one into the trap
and killed him. - But the verdict of the Coro
ner's jury was that it was , justifiable homicide
and I was exonerated.' „' "
About this time there were published state
ments that I , was to ■•' be ' rearrested ' for j the
crime. Mr. Franklin, who had all along stood
nobly by me, was much . excited over ■ these
rumors, but I was calm and cool, as I believed
I had notning to fear, having done nothing to
make me afraid. The threatened arrest was
not made and, I had, recovered- sufficiently to
resume my : regular | work, when Mr. Franklin
informed me one evening that my case was to
come up again," but he would stand by me
through thick and thin. In the meantime the
matter was ■ brought before the Grand Jury,
Captain Lees attempting to get me indicted
for murder, but District Attorney Barnes dis
missed the case. '-..; .>'•;■> •:; ; ■ ■£ .■-..-...■
Mr. Franklin bad assured me of his belief in
my innocence all along, but at last, yielding to
the pressure brought by Lees, he dismissed me.
He urged me to go to Australia, as he declared
the police would give me no rest here. But as
I had done nothing to be ashamed oi I declined
to go. ,"..•■• :■ ■'. »• - ' •'■•■_*:^i;.3S£ - ; -;'- •. .•-.- *
- I think the reason Mr, Franklin got rid of me
was > because - the ; police threatened .to ' make
trouble ■ for : him if he didn't- discharge ■ me.
Franklin and a man named Metzger conduct
the Little Louisiana and Little Mexican lot
teries in room 48, Wells-Fargo •< building. The
police could close them up if they wanted to,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1896.
GEORGE W. TANTAU.
as I understand the business is unlawful. I
think it was fear of police interference with
this business that induced Franklin to let me
go. He had trouble with his mail on account
of the lottery business during the time I
worked for him.
I consider that I have been very grossly
maligned and badly treated, and am to-day
practically banished from San Francisco oh
account of unwarranted persecution by the
police.
Since his disappearance from this City
the whereabouts of Miller have been
known to very few people. Captain Lee«
followed his movements to San Jose,
where the fellow made capital out of his
notoriety, and then be dropped out of
si^ht until arrested the other day in Santa
Barbara for abducting Hattie Auber, a
14-year-old girl, from Los Angeles.
It turns out now that Milier between
the date of his disappearance from San
Jose and his capture in Santa Barbara
was working as a cook in a cheap restau
rant of Los Angeles where he met Misa
Auber.
In speaking of Miller last evening Cap
tain Lees declared :
"I am not astonished in the least that
this fellow has again been arrested. He is
a man with a bad record, and I don't ex
pect anything good to come from him.
He is by far a worse man than is Win
throp.
"As to his accusations that the police
have been persecuting him they are en
tirely false. I never saw or consulted
Franklin about him and in no way did I
Influence Franklin to discharge him.
Franklin upheld the fellow like any man
would who believed him to be innocent
until he learned for himself be was de
fending a bad man. Then discharge fol
lowed/
FRANKLIN IS HIS FRIEND.
Frank J. Miller Still Places Utmost
Confidence In His Old
Employer.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Aug. 16.—
Hattie Auber, the little girl brought here
by Frank Miller to lead a life of shame,
left with her mother for Los Angeles on
the morning train. Miller yesterday wrote
a note, which he attempted to smuggle to
the girl, begging her to swear that they
had been married in Los Angeles, and
warning her that if she did not he would
get five years in San Quentin. The au
thorities here feel 9ure that they have
plenty of evidence upon whicn to convict
Miiler, and state that the girl will be re
called when she ie wanted to testify. To
morrow the accused man will plead, and
thereafter he will be locked up in a cell,
having, heretofore been allowed the run of
the jail. Milier behaves well in confine
ment, but there is an uneasy suspicion
that the man may at any time do some
desperate act, as he is plainly impressed
with the enormity of his situation.
To-day he objected strongly to having a
statement already furnished a Call cor
respondent concerning the Franklin case
published, not knowing that the matter
was already in type.
"When I get out of this fix I'm perfectly
willing to tell what I know about it," he
said earnestly.
"But why should I Btir up that matter
now, when it can't do me any good? For
that matter, the jury came to a decision
long ago about the killing In San Fran
cisco, and I can't see that it can do any
good at this late day to stir it up again.
"Mr. Franklin has always been a good
friend to me; he has helped me before,
and he will help me again if I ask him to."
BREAKING BLUEROCKS.
Several Gun Club* Held Their Regular
Shootg Across the Bay.
The Lincoln Gun Club held its regular
bluerock shoot yesterday at its grounds. In
the first class Daniels took the first money.
Naumann and Webb divided the second
money. In the second class Murdock
took the first prize and Wenzel, Haight
and Andrus divided the remainder. Fos
ter of the third class oame in for first prize
and Allerton and H. Wagner divided
second and third. In the fourth class
Oitrander and Price divided first and
second money. The scores were as fol
lows:
First class— Daniel* 22, Naumau 21 Fleck
inger 19, Webb 21, E. Foster 20, Robertson 19
O. Fisher 19, Franzen 16. H. Vernon 20, f!
Vernon 20. Second class— Burns 20. Wenzei
21, Golcher2o, Haight 21, Potter 19, ilurdock
22, Shaw 18, Andrus 21. Third class—Whit
ney 11, Foster 20, Baum 12, Schindel 12 Clark
14. Allerton 19, H. Wagner 19. Fourth class-
Ostrander lb, C. Wagner 11, Maguire 15, Price
16, Brownlee 12, Clabrough 14, Holmes 11
Josseski9. '
The Reliance Gun Club of Oakland held
its bluerock shoot for the Kellogg medal
yesterday and annexed are the results:
Coffin 13, Gross 18. Hartley 16, Jonei 17,
Lmphed 15 Olsen 15, Arlett 15, Tubbs 14
Ingalls 18. Younjf 14, Stewart 14, Baker 15
Goodwin 11, K.embroick 12, Eustice 11 Wesl
ley 12, Young 12, Williams i 4, "* vves -
The Golden Gate Gun Club held its
regular shoot yesterday at the Pacific
tournament grounds. * About twenty
bluerock- breakers were present and sev
eral interesting matches were shot. This
club will hold its regular shoot on the
third Sunday in each month at the same
place. On the last Sunday in September
it will hold a bluerock tournament.
• — ♦ — • .
Mail-Catchers.
"That man is a mail-catcher," remarked
a clerk at the city postoffice, "and one of a
class who are in such a hurry for their let
ters that they cannot wait for them to be
delivered in the regular way. They stand
in line as every mail is being opened and
want their letters immediately. As a rule
they are a second-rate kind of agents, who
have no office, and they are anxious about
their letters for the reason that they ex
pect fees or remittances in them. They
come as regularly and as frequently as do
the mails; never say a word, and depart
as soon as the mails are opened and they
find that there is not something for them",
only to come again at the next mail ar
rivals'—Washington Evening Star.
TEN THOUSAND
SHOTS FIRED,
The Great Shooting Festi
val of the Califor
nia Club.
FOR PRIZES AND HONORS
An Exciting Race Between Fak
tor and Schuster for
Most Centers.
MARKSMEN FEOM SAN JOSE.
They Carry Off Their Share ot the
Laurels - Fred Kuhnle Still
in the Ranks.
Between 8:45 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. yester
day about 10,000 rifle bullets were shot
over the Schuetzen Park rifle range. The
occasion of this flight of leaden pellets
was the annual shooting festival of the
California Schuetzen Club, which was a
success in every respect. Twenty targets
were in constant use all day, and the sale
of shooting tickets amounted to nearly
$1500. It must not be inferred that this
was clear profit, for the club put up many
hundred dollars in cash prizes.
The big shoot was not ended yesterday,
but will be resumed on next Sunday.when
on the honorary target about $1000 in
merchandise and special prizes will be
shot for. Besides this there will be sev
eral other interesting events.
As stated, the attendance was very
large, and included many members of the
San Francisco Schuetzen Club, Germania
Club, Red Men's shooting section, the Col
umbia Pistol and Rifle Club ana the San
Jose Turner Schuetzen section.
The representatives from the latter or
ganization were Captain Fred Schumacher,
the president of the club, Dr. Fred Bangs,
Karl Klein and J. G. McMillen, the County
Surveyor of Santa Clara County. The San
Jose Club will bold a shooting festival on
the last day of this month as a sort of a
house-warming of the new San Jose rifle
range, and the representatives yesterday
extended a hearty invitation to all local
marksmen to attend their festival. These
gentlemen did credit to their club by get
ting in several excellent scores, as shown
hereafter.
There was one member of the California
Club whose presence was missed yester
day. For years past Albert Ebrenpfort
has been a* constant attendant on every
shoot and he has won many prizes. He
recently won a prize that puts all others in
the background for the time being. On
Wednesday he took to wife Miss Rebecca
Cornahrens and he is now in the southern
part of the State taking a pleasure tour
with his bride.
San Quentin Point was well represented
by marksmen who made a few good scores.
For example, J. Jones made 64 rings on
the honorary target and 57 on the point
target, F. J. Robinson ran up 69 on the
honorary target and 55 on the point tar
get, C. J. Waldon shot out 65 on the
honorary target and 57 on the point target.
There were a number wuo were deci
dedly unfortunate. For example, Wil
liam Glindemann, one of the best shots on
the coast, broke his trigger before firing a
shot, and be had to hold hard to make
even a fair score with a strange gun.
Philo Jacoby met with a similar acci
dent, and did all of his shooting by press
ing forward tne set trigger to make the
hammer fall, a decidediy unique manner
of target sh( oting. Henry R. Brown was
equally unlucky. Some one knocked his
rifle off the rack and broke the front sight.
Those who considered themselves unfor
tunate by their not having made better
scores need not be mentioned.
There were four. events on the pro
gramme, which were designated as the
i.ian, king, point and honorary target
matches.
There were also special prizes given.
These were won as follows: Best first
bullseye in the morning, D. W. McLaugh
lin, 25 rings, $5; last best bullseye before
noon, F. P. Schuster, 24, $2 50: best first
bullseye in the afternoon, Dr. Fred Bangs,
25, $2 50; best last bullseye in the after
noon, J. B. Turner, 24, $2 50; first center
shot on the man target, Philo Jacoby,
$2 50; first 25 ring shot on the honorary
target, T. G. Carroll, $2 50; highest num
ber of points on the point target, D. B.
Faktor, 848; second highest, P. F. Schus
ter, 827; third highest, Captain Fred
Kuhnle, 550; fourth highest, A. Strecker,
512.
Only two men shot tickets for the honor
of Shooting King, although the main
prize is a $50 diamond medal, and eight
cash prizes will also be presented. Many
scores of ten shots each will no doubt be
made in this event next Sunday. Dr. L. 0.
Rodgers made 205 rings ana Al Gehret 204
rings. Both spoiled their scores by a
"flier" that could not be accounted for.
On the four honorary targets (German
ring) about 300 three-shot tickets were dis
posed of, and every effort was made to
reach the coveted possible oi 75 rings.
The first move toward high scores was
by Carroll, who made 68, which included
his 25 center previously mentioned. Dr.
Bangs of San Jose pulled up to 70, fol
lowed by Charles Heeth with a like num
ber. They shot off the tie, the San Jose
marksman winning. Dr. L. 0. Rodgers
beat this with 71.
The man target represented the upper
part of a man, the center line being num
bered 20. The other lines were half an
inch apart, the last on each side being
numbered 1. On this there were forty
cash prizes from $30 to $1.
Two of these targets were in use, and
about 160 tickets, four shots to a score,
were sold. R. Finking bet the pace by a
score of 16. 19, 20, 20—75 out of a possible
80. Dr. Rodgers followed by 19, 18, 19,
19—75. For awhile these stood high, but
later F. Baumgartner dropped in with
18, 20, 19, 20—77, which still stands high.
The others who made good scores were:
F. Fay 71, P. Brunotte 70, D.W. McLaugh
lin 70, J. Utschig Sr. 73, F. H. Bushnell
66, A. Junpblut 66, O. V. Biemer 67, Dr. F.
Bangs 65, J. G. Millen 61, A. Strecker 73,
C. Meyer 73, F. Altinger 72.
Probably the greatest interest centered
upon the point or center targets, fourteen
of which were in use. Fully 900 tickets,
eight shots to each, were sold, which shows
that over 7000 bullets were fired to. secure
the forty cash prizes and the twenty-five j
special prizes for most points, etc.
The 12-inch black on these targets was
divided into three points. The 3-inch
center was of card board and when
punctured was detached, numbered and
measured after the shoot. The second
ring counted two points and the outside
ring one. It did not take long to see
that Schuster and Faktor were in a hot
race for the most points.
So keen was the competition that each
marksman shot with two rifles as fast as
he could load. Each had an attendant,
who cleaned and cooled the hot barrels
and kept the marksmen well supplied with
ticket* and ammunition. They shot for
the $40 prize for all they were worth, and
as seen in the foregoing Faktor won by 20
points. A. Strecker and Fred Kuhnle soon
locked horns for the most points, but not
to the extent of the other two.
They were satisfied with one rifle each
and they had no attendants. As Been,
Kuhnle was third with 550 points and
btrecker was fourth with 512 The others
MAN TARGET. RING TARCET POINT TARCET.
The Three Targets Used by the Marksmen at the California Schuetzen Club Festival Yesterday.
who competed for the "most-center" prizes
will be announced later by the range com
mittee.
Last night the three-inch centers were
brought to this City and put in a machine
that measures to the one thousandth part
of an inch. The winners of the best
centers are as Oliows:
A. Strecker, ,9 points, $30: A. Jungbludt, 54
points, $25; F. Kuhnle, 79 points, $20; J. Ut
schig, 100 points, $17 50; J. G. McMillen, 121
points, $15; C. Kiring, 124 points, $12 50;
D. B. Faktor, 136 points, $11; C. Thier
bach, 148 points, $10; P. Brunotte, 153
points, $9; R. Steetin, 176 points. $8;
O. Burmeister, 186 points, $7 50; F. P.
Schuster, 212, $7; F. Baumgartner, 212,
t6 50; P. Jacoby, 231, $6; J. Robinson, 23d,
5 50; F. A. Kuhls, 265, $5; F. Schumann,
270, $4 50; L. Barrere, 278, $4; R. Finking,
288, $3 50 ; E. Ladd, 293, $3 50; J. Dawson,
320, $3 50; D. W. McLaughlin, 321,
$3; J. E. Klein, 339, $3: T. J. Car
roll, 370, $2 50; Dr. F. Bangs, 371. $2 50;
Dr. L.O. Rogers, 393, $250; Judge G>. Bahrs,
406, $2: R Schumacher, 444, $2; A. Rahwiler,
486. $1 50; W. Glindemann, 508, $150; U.
Ramensberger, 510. $1; H. R. Brown. 535, $1;
C. Meyer, 540. *1; H. Haake, 543, $1; J.
Straub, 553. $1; Karl Kline, 567, $1; O.
Bremer; 571, $1; A. Attinger, 662, $1; P.
Bohr, 666, $1 ; A. Breuss, 669, $1.
Next Sunday, the second day of the festi
val, the members and their guests will
shoot for cash prizes, medals and mer
chandise prizes on the King, honorary,
man and members targets.
AT SHELL MOUND PARK.
Some Good and Some Poor Scores
at the Range— Foster Cup Shoot
Next Sunday.
Every condition for good shooting pre
vailed at the Shell Mound range yesterday,
but strange to say the scores made by the
companies in regular and practice shoot
were hardly up to the average.
Company L of the First Regiment occu
pied the butts during the morning, the
scores being as follows:
Captain Eggart 43, E. O'Leary 16, A. H.
Breckwaldt 22, H. G, Leffman 33, J. Slattery
15, C. Lnuber 32, H. J. Leffman 15, D. N.
Rogers 16.
Company A of the Fifth made the best
score of the day so far as the National
Guaid is concerned. Captain Poulter
made the best score, 46, C. Poulter being a
close second with 45. Tne score for the
company is as follows:
A. J. Leech 31. Sergeant McCormick 40, C.
Puckett 40, L. Parrott 29, V. Brinck 36, W. J.
Peterson 35, A. Jahnigan 37, C. Brien 37, J.
Cleveland 40, G. Littlefield 39, F. M. Magillß4,
J. Tan 41, H. Kohler 6, F. Poulter 46, G. Jahni
gan 41, C. Poulter 45, J. W. Peck 34, George
Puckett 41, Dickerson 37, Moeller 10, J. T.
Grismore 27, C. Ellis 36, Bodwell 14, Learn 36,
Herman 22, Huuh 33.
Company P of the Fifth showed some
slight improvement over their record for
last month, as will be seen from the ap
dended score:
A. W. Blakeley 36, E. C. Weyber 20, H. M.
Turrell 18, H. F. Bennett 36, P. Waits 29, A.
F. Hanson 34, V. Petersen 29, <J. C. Covalt 42,
A. J. Harford 33, G. M. Crew 22, Mekerson 28,
Stocking 31, R. S. Mudge 27, W. E. Blakeley
15, Acting Sergeant Frasier 28, H. T. Howland
34, L. Bailister 34, U. G. Cox 32, Baker 32,
Harvey 31, Adams 25, Swanson 32, Stutt 30,
McGinnis4o, W. J. Wilson 30, Mitchell 37, S.
D. Wilson 36, F. B. Wilson 23, H. Parsons 40,
C. P. Griffin 32, Lieutenant W. H. Cobbledick
44,
Companies I, F, X and M had teams
out practicing for the Foster-medal shoot,
wnich occurs at Shell Mound Park next
Sunday. This trophy was presented to
the Second Artillery last year by Captain
Foster of the North Pacific Coast Railroad
Company. Battery E made the best score
at that time, and are temporarily at least
proprietors of the cup. When the National
Guard was reorganized some months ago
Battery E became Company X of the
Jrtrst Infantry. Twelve men from each
company will compete for the prize, it
finally going to the company winning
three times.
The monthly medal contest of the Red
Men's shooting section resulted as fol
lows:
Champion medal — John Tiedemann, 383.
Class medal— H. Bach, first, 286; P.H.Will,
second, 295; G. Wagner, third, 303; G. Heuer,
fourth, 318. Medal for first best shot— G. A.
Mahr, 23. Medal for last best shot— Ben
Kaiser. 23.
BASE HITS AND ERRORS.
Characteristics of the Ball Game
at the Folsom- Street
Grounds.
; ■ , ...... ■ .... .
: The San ' Francisco ", ballplayers had on
their batting clothes ' yesterday, and ! the
way they jumped on the delivery of
Pitcher Shea of the Oaklands must have
j made that young man sick at heart. , They
sized { him up for twenty-two safe bits, ',
with a total of thirty-one bases. Sweeney,
Levy and Scott each place a three-bagger
to his credit, and '':■ Sweeney, in ■- addition,
secured two doubles and a single out of
five times at bat. Walters,' also, secured a
two- bagger.
" Aside l from the heavy . hitting :of the
' locals, the feature of , : the game was , the ,
poor work of the Oaklands. 'But two of
the entire ■ team played without -; an * error. j
Keating at second had seven chances, and
secured . • five '■' putouts and * two - assists.
Dalmas „ at ; first scored 'five putouts, and
then retired to \ right field because ; of an
injury to his hand. .■;„■•.' ./, , ,
: ,., Arlett seemed .to: be . particulraly unfor
tunate yesterday. :He unloosed, his errors
just at the time the San Franciscos got a
batting j streak. On ; one occasion, after
two were out, he made a s bad throw after
an easy chance ■ and six runs . afterward
came in.
.: The game merits little description.;. The
Friscos ; scored i two in : the initial *,, inning
and : the visitors at ; once went ; them one
better. ,In the third inning T; the locals
scored three and from then until the end
of the \ game tue Oaklands* were simply
not in it. "i\. "''->': -■•- : -"'-:-. • ; '--/ ; ."'\ '■' ' :'•■ ;
;; Following is the official score: ,
\, Ban : Fbanciscos. a.b. ' : b. b.h. b.b. P.o. a. b.
Monaban, 2 b.V.'..:: 7 ■ 1 2 . 0 '6* 4 1
Krutf. 8.8 ........ « 4 3 13 -12
Levy.L f............ Sl3 14 10
Leonard, f.V.r..".. :4,. 2 10 0 0 0
Murphy, 1b.. .:.... 6 3 3. 1 10 0 0
Sweeney, 3 b. ...;.. . 5 3 4 0 2 2 1
ZanD, c.f...... -....: 6 2 2 0 000
Scott, c ............ 6 2 2 0 3 3 1
Iberg. p...........:. 6 12 .• , 0.55 0
■T0ta15....... ......60 . 19 22 .3 ; 27 - 16 ,v ? 6
;:,OAKiANt>a. - A.B. B." B.H. b.b. P.o. '■ .a. E.
Arleu.s. 5...:...... 4 >2 3 12 •„ 3 3
Hardie. r. f.,1. b... 4 ,10 0 3.0 1
■ Aguew.l.f :....' 4- 13 0 2 11
Wolters, 1. f.V 4 2 ' 2"' 0 ' 2 11
Keating, 2 b....... .3,1.1 05 2 0
DavJ5,c...;;...-..... 4 1 a 1 4 1 2
'Keeney.Sb.. ..::... 4 0 0 0 2 4 3
Dalmas, 1 b., r. 1... 4 0•* 0 0 6 0 0
Shea, p.... .......... 4. 0 0 12 2 1
- T0ta15:.. .;.^:.:^35; 8 11 3 27 14 12
" \ SCOBS BY "INNINGS.''.,. '■;<• .
Ban" Franciscoa. ...^..2 i 0 » 0 ■ 6:4 \ 2 2 '■] 0-19
0ak1and5..;. ....... ...3 0 0 0 0 _; 1 2 11—8
•. '."'• *-'■■■■', ■'"'■■!■ ■' rv SUMMARY. Vi •'".:,' r ; : ■■Z:*-'''' : fi'.'''-'S~'.':
■■■ Earned . runs— Oaklands 4, N : San H Franciscos 7.
Three-base hits— Sweeney. Levy and Scott. Two
base hits— Sweeney (2), i. Wolters, 'Arlett. Agne.v.
Douple play— Mouahan to Kin*. . Bases on ba> Is—
Oaklands 3, San i Franciscos 3. ■• Bases on errors-
Oak lands ?4, ; San Franciscos : 6. ; Struck out— By
Iberg 4. by Shea 2. Passed | balls— Scott I.'- Davis
2.1 Left on bases— San irauciseos 1, Oaklanas 8.
Umpire— O* NeDJ. ; : ■;■•• ■■"?_ : '. '
YOUNG LADIES
OF THE SODALITY,
Impressive Services at St.
Mary's Cathe
dral.
NUMEROUS MEMBERS.
Father Prendergast, V. G. , Con
fers Upon Them the Blue
Scapular.
FOE CHAEITY AND HUMILITY.
The Blessed Virgin— Sermons Yester
day by Father Doherty and
Father Wayrich.
Twenty-two young ladies were received
into the Sodality of the Immacu
late Conception yesterday in St. Mary'a
Cathedral.
The services began at 3p. m. The blue
scapular was conferred upon the new
comers by the Rev. Father Prender
gast, V. G. Appropriate music was sup
plied by the choir. Father E. P. Dempsey,
in a brief address, exhorted the young
ladies to imitate as clos -ly as possible tlie
holy character of the Blessed Virgin and
to practice in their daily lives the virtues
of purity, obedience, charity and humility.
The benediction was pronounced by
Father J. F. Byrne.
The sodality now has a membership of
some 200, with a fine choir and library. It
holds regular monthly meetings. Fol
lowing are its officers: Miss K. C. Brown
president, Miss Annie Curley vice-presi
dent. Miss Curtin secretary, Miss Emma
O'Leary treasurer, Miss Mamie O'Neil
sacristan, Miss Mamie Quigley organist.
At St. Mary's Church yesterday morn-
Father F. W. Wayrich of New York
preached an instructive sermon from the
text: "Bles-ed are the eyes which see
the tnings that you see."
"God is to be seen," he said, "in the
light of his teachings. A view was given
to the patriarchs.
•'Our eyes are blessed when we can see
clearly the fruits of Christianity. The Sa
maritan in the parable is an exemplifica
tion of true Christian charity, which re
gards all men as the children of God.
Charitable institutions were unknown to
the pagan Romans before the coming of
Christianity. It remained for Christianity
to hold forth to the world those heroic
examples, seen in the church of God,
where so many noble men and women
cheerfully give their lives to the care of
God's poor.
"In these charitable institutions there
are no elements of self-interest, no dis
tinctions of race, condition or creed. They
are truly catholic. These latter days have
witnessed violent assaults upon these holy
institutions, but in the life of God's
church persecution is not new. He who
promised that the gates of hell should not
prevail against his church will not permit
the hosts of evil to triumph now, but will
one day open the eyes of those blinded to
the worth of the church and its noble
charities.
"Then will be blessed other eyes, for
they will see the things which you see,
but are not yet discernible to them."
In the evening the Rev. Father F. B.
Doherty preached upon the "Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin," from the text,
"Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee."
THE HANDBALL COURTS.
A Number of Interesting and Closely
Contested Games Played
Testerday.
The handball courts were, as usual, well
patronized yesterday and several exciting
and interesting games were witnessed.
At the San Francisco court the chief at
traction was a came in which John Rior
dan, the coast champion, and P. Hutchin
son played against J. C. Nealon and G.
Hutchinson. Nealon had been out of
training for some weeks, but he played a
great game. He and his partner were de
feated in the final by only one ace. The
competition among the boys ior the gold
and silver medal presented by Phil Ryan,
the vroprietor of the court, had to be post
poned till next Sundr.y.
At the Union Court Terry McManus
and J. J. Feeney played a great game
against James Nelson and T. Laveile, but
were defeated in the final by three aces,
after a Hard struggle. Much disappoint
ment was felt among the spectators that
the final rub between Joe McAuliffe, the
Mission boy. and Terry McManus did not
come off. Terry was ready and willing,
but Joe failed to put in an appearance and
it was given out that he had "funked."
Terry says that Joe may be a great fighter,
but as a handball-player he is not in his
class, and he is still prepared to uphold
the title of heavy-weight champion against
all comers.
Some interesting games were piayed in
the Mission Athletic Ciub Court among
the members.
Folllowing were the games played in the
courts yesterday:
San Francisco Court— G. Mnguire and James
White defeated D. Regan and T. Fay, 21—
14, 16—21, 21—20. J. Slattery and P.
Kelly defeated W. Kelly and J. Nel
son, 21—15, 17—21, 21—19. D. Rodgers
and P. Ryan defeated W. Manning and G. Mc-
Donald. 21—13, 17—21, 21—20. J. Lawless
ana J. Vogelsang defeated D. Connolly and J.
McEverly, 21—13, 15—21, 21—19. R. Murphy
and M. Edwards deieated J. Collins
and W. Siansbury, 21—13, 15—21, 21—20.
R. Shea and R. Shields defeated T. Sullivan
and C. Ward, 21—13, 14—21, 21—19. C. Bm
terfleld and J. Brown defeated W. liarins and
P. Barry, 21—12, 10—21, 21—17. J. Riordon,
coast champion, and P. Hutchinson defeated
J. C. Nealon andG. Hutchinson, 2l— l6. lß—2l,
21—20.
Union Court— M. Duffy and T. Willey
"THRIFT IS A GOOD REVENUE." GREAT
SAVING RESULTS FROM CLEAN-
LINESS AND
SAPOLIO
defeated M. Tierney and D. Murphy, 21— 19,
17—21, 21—18. T. Ryan and T. Lyons de
feated Joiiu Bornell and Joe Turner,
21—16, 15—21. 21—17. J. Howard and
T. Fay defeated George McGuir? and
William Prince, 21—19. 17—21, 21—15. J.
Freeman and H. MeKenney defeated T.
Murphy and J. Dooley. 21—16, 13—21, 21—10.
F. Dougherty and J. Fivnn defeated \V. Dra
uion and j' Sullivan. 21—17, 14—21, 21—12.
W. p. Doran and J. Meledy defeated .lames
Galvin and T. Murphy, 21—16, 13—21, 21—19.
James Nelson and T. Laveile defeated Terry
McManus and J. J. Feeney, 21—17, 16—21,
21—19, 19—21, 21—18.
Mission Athletic Club Court— J. Mack and J.
Ebeley defeated J. Martinez and S. Martinez.
J. McGoveran and M. Bohen defeated M. Griffin
and J. Bohen. M. Sullivan and T. L. Brenniclt
defeated Patrick Cottes and M. Geary. Tom
Barry and P. Morris defeated Patrick Joyce
and M. Kelly. L. T. Brannick defeated J. Rem
fery of the Antioch Athletic Club. J. Van
Buskirk defeated George Green.
In Case of War.
"Supposing," remarked the man who
wears glasses and talks at random, "that
we were to have a war — "
"We're not going to have any such a
thing," replied Keener.
"But supposing we should. What seems
a misfortune would become an advantage.
If we should have a war I wouldn't go, be
cause I'm too near-sighted."
"I wouldn't go, either. I'm too far
sighted."—Washington Star.
Bees can fly 20 per cent faster than
pigeons.
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