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Everybody on a California racetrack
knows By "Holly. For years his blithe,
straight form has been familiar to habit
ues of the turf on all of the Western
tracks and his name has been ass
with many successful coups. In a remin
iscent mood the other evening By related
the story of a race thai is probably with
out a parallel on the turf. "Along back
in the eighties," said "Pop," "I had a
small but select string of horses, among
which were Doubt, Irish Lass and a bit;
horse called El Dorado. The latter horse
I purchased from John Mackey of
Rancho del Paso for $300. and afterward
learned that the suave John considered
he had unloaded a gold brick. Associated
with me at that time \\as Tommy Lott
ridge, now the partner of "Overcoat 1 Jack
Atkins, and we bad in view the M
Western circuit, which inclu
rado, I'tah and Montana. At Denver El
Dorado wont lame and was let up
From Denver the horses were ship.
Salt Lake City, where the stable won a
number of purses. 1 also had
tinued By. "'a number of good hai
horses along, and the night we shipped
from Salt Lake City to Bu over
seeing the shipping of these, while Lott
ridge was putting the runners aboard the
car. Hear! . imotion back where
tne f, . I strolled down
in that direction, and there waa Tommy,
with about three yards I • raph
pole, belaboring El i" rado, in a ml
deavor to get him aboard th.- car. Tommy
never did like i
fled state of his ■ md b< tw< ■
strong adjectives he vas usinj
turnii | lo loose and let him stay
among the Mormons. To this 1 would
not submit, but, tun li about,
backed him Into th< i i ■ ioul effort.
You know I had been a I ttle longer in
the business at that time than Tommy,"
By continued, mildly, "and two hea
"But to get • ' l did not
chare the c El Qorado that
Mr. Lottrldge did, hut was confident that
he wa t-ble class,
though not having had as yei
to show it. entered In the Butte
derby, and on arriving at that place I took
the horse in ■
mined to demonstrate to some folks that
he was not a gold brick. He went well
in hi? work, and finally derby day
around. Riding for me at the time was a
lad named Charley i the
cleverest riii<rs It has ever been my g 1
fortune to meet. EM Dorado was an out
sider in the betting, and, with his part
ing instructions, Feeney galloped to the
"1 had a seat in the grand stand beside
Marcus Daly, and so long were the horses
at the post that 1 naturallj grew a bit
nervous. Noticing this fact Mr. Daly
paid: "Mr. Holly, wl I to be the
trouble? You appear very nervous,' i
told him I was: for the reason that 1
. rather win tl r I . any
other that a dollar <•!" mine
I on, at the same time giving him a
brief I . • the big horse.
"A Bhout finally announced that the
horses were on their Journey. Imagine
my feelings on : as the lit
proached the stand El Dorado last
bunch, both ths broken
and flapping in the air and boy and sad
dle i'- his neck. Wl
think the Irish youth did? Reaching
down, he grabbed tin- saddle from under
him with his left hand, and v
twist. wrapped the dangling stirrups
about his wri-t. Holding th<
his hand he ran through the bunch and at
the end won 1;. | .•■ fol
lowing this most remarkable pi<
horsemanship beggars <: . and
Keeney afterwai ••• in
my affections, I have been around tracks
all my life, but ne\er expect to t><
Jockey O'Connor, the f.S-pounder, has
considerable of the gray matter
cealed under his cap for a young n.
his Inches. When astride Perseus the
other day, which horse many th<
rightfulH • • decision over
land Barr, O'Connor has beei qu
saying to (.'onl
ine a head." This is not out by
facts. After the race a well-known
asked the boy if he didn't think his horse
won. O'Connor looked wise and said he
once went into
and told ;. - he thoughi
by a head. The officials considered their
experience In placii . [y as
good as the jockey's and fined him 1100
for his opinion. Since that time O
nor does not care to argue on hea
Great things are expected of the Gold
finch-*'arina colt, r'-r which Mai
paid (8000. Hie has bc.-:i galloping like a
real good one and is expected to kx
of th< s of the coming Beason.
The K>--t of this young sir.-, now owned by
J. B. Haggln, proved great money-get
ters In England last Beason.
The Futurity, generally the richest turf
prize of tn . will be worth, so
Eastern reports say, about J-ju.uuo this
Some of the Southern tracks have
agreed to reduce the price of admi
at the coming race meets from $: I
cents. This will be the order at !
port, Louisville, Cincinnati
tonia. The free list will be
and by this reduction the tracks L
Increase the att<
Among the jockeys Charley Thorpe
easily holds his own During the week
he has landed ten winners, at all sorts of
prices. Piggott is on the sick list and
Dick Clawson is In the full enjoyment of
a two weeks' suspension, imposed on
him by the judges during the last Oak
land meeting for crowding the colored
lad Conley against the fence. Lonnie
Clayton says he will be In form within a
few days, and then he wants to see some
of the other riders get into the habit of
drawing close finishes with him.
F. E. MULHOLLAND.
ATHLETIC SPORT AT
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan. 13.
This is the season of the year in which
athletes in several branches of sport are
In demand. Baseball, trick and tennis
are to be contested this Bemestor.
In baseball prospects lor a successful
Beason are bright. Never before
there been so many applicants for
on the team. Every position will be holly
contested. For pitcher alone there are
over a score of • : '98, Beck
ett '00, Lanagan 'u0 and Wrlgiey '01 are
the most . ■ lt for the
place. The freshman class, however, is
quite resourceful and may develop a won
der. Catcher, In the event of Captain
Jeffs' knee remaining bad, will probably
be between C. Strohn, who i
an excf-il< i;t record last year, and Bwin
dells ''>!, a new man. who captained the
Tacoma Athletic dub team before en
tering- college. Six of last year's team are
back in college. They are: Jeffs, Strohn,
Beckett, Wrlgl I ghead.
Two men. Young 'S8 and Harri
starred in former years, o re
turned. Young held down Brat bs ■
two seasons, md is one of the best hit
ters Stanford has ever had. Harris made
the second bag in his freshman year, and
plays as good ball now as team
will be coached only by graduate stu
dents, who made names for them#e \
the diamond while ; - Billy Me
Lean, Jack Bheehan, Billy Karrelson and
Hugh Dyer will be among those who wl '
give their time and experience to this
Manager ECeesling has been very active
and expects to begin regular practice im
Tennis is too far ahead to form any
conclusions as to U me of the
Btruggle between the two universities In
track athletics, however, the outlook for
Stanford is not at all bright. This year
not a single new man even with the
reputation of a "phenom" has appeared.
Last year's athletes will all be out and -i
great man; freshmen will be out
rift< p field-sport i
In the class of '01 Weatherwax, in the
Fprims. Btrout, Jackson. Simons, Erb
Wardall, Steele and Potter for the runs'
Bloane In the Jumps and Doiph, .1 h
Stewart. Lonsley and Bryan have had
some expert* nc< . Tb< track i
into the best p< • dition. Manag< r
Gregory and I aptain Brunton have
fin excellent plan up their sleeve
for a training-house when tl
■ ye committee decides to huKd it.
Wng will ;•■ rincipally by the
graduai.s and old track men, who will
give whatever time they ran to !t. I
Gary, the famous Princeton sprinter will
be down from time to time to see that
Uie sprinters set into no bud ways
AT ITS BEST.
The last rainstorm, which was of small
consequence, however, bad the effi
:ing the wild ducks in all dir.
by giving all classes of shooters an
■ inity of bagging a few I
The cream of the sport has been
skimmed by the hunters who have shot
over the ponds of Alvarado and ."■'
Eden during the pasi few weeks Two
hunters— Williamson and Fentres—dis
posed of MO cartridges last Thursday
whi!e shooting in one of the large sloughs
near the bay of Alvarado. Their
ducks, of the Bprig,
teal and spoonbill variety
A man named Potter bagged twenty
canvasbacks in a fresh-water pond
not far distant from Mount Eden last
Tuesday morning. Pete Mn'ra.- m
tii<- feathers last Bunday. Hi
from Mount Eden vicinity with a splendid
bag of birds, i»ut h< only
ssful hunter. There were several
m board the evening train from Al
viso last Sunday who had good straps of
nd spoonbill, which were doubtless
shot bj the light of I The sport
should be g 1 to-day all along the
shore from Mount Eden to Alvlso.
rtsmen have not been meeting with
very good - - noma
marshes, but as the birds are returning
fn.m frozen ponds in the country th.-r
should be first-class all-round sh
and to-morrow. Teal are said to
plentiful on the Empire Club
:!.■ Ferris marshes
tie bay Bl
Sculling for ducks was the pastime of
tsmen who 3uisun
marshes during the past month. T!
rain scattered th>- birds, but they
liav<> returned, and *r-><id slougb sh
should be had to-morrow. feu
nard i >• and l>r. Ayera will scull
for teal and mallard to-morrow in the
Suisun sloughs, and as they an- all expert
gunners, their friends can safely count
tome nice table birds on their return
to this city.
The Bnipe hunters are perfectly dls
!1 scrapers an
ir. the southern part of I whore
task. With s. change in the weather tin
king- of table birds will return to their
old haunts, and it is hardly necessary to
say that they will receive a warm recep
tion from Bportsmen who are anxiously
waiting a chance to swing- a gun on the
The qunil hunters should he up and do
- !!.<■ present weather is just right
fT hill-tramping; the birds are to be
un.ny slopes where the
r is thin and few obstacles In the
way of the hunter.
A special train will leave Sausalito at
11:80 to-night for Duncans Mills and way
•.s. (jtirdl shooters should avail
themselves of the opportunity of a
near Bay View and Tomales
tlo;is. where birds are plentiful. It is no
trl< k for the lovers of cottontail rabbit
shooting to kill fifty or nvrr of the lit
tle animals on the sand hills near To
males in a few hours.
rles Hoever and o. Fincke, sports
men who !.!-• a well-fltted up shooting
near "the Bridges." at Alviso, bOC
d in liag-gint? sev. ral large duck last
Saturday and Sunday. Tl - were
.i Lcoby, A. Beth and Charles
Waither. Beth ltronpht dr.wn two fine
mallards which fell Into the slough, but
as the sportsman could not swim, and as
the water was t<>" cold I tator
lal sports, he informed Ids friend J
that he could have the birds if he At
but they drifted with the tide to the bay.
"COCKER" TWEEDIE, the Australian Lightweight Pugilist.
Among the arrivals on the steamer Alameda from Australia were "Cocker"
Tweflle and his manager. Percy Fowles.
Tw< odie is a bright and promising looking lad of about 22 summers, who has
beea fighting In Sydney [or two and a half years. According to bis record, he has
id defeated some of the topnotchers In the US-pound class.
Among the men who fell before Tweedle'a blows was the Kngllsh crack boxer.
Mike McGoff, who, it win be remembered, put up such a wonderful fight with CaL
McCarthy in this country and Hilly Plimmur in London, England. This was Twee
■ cond meeting with McGoff, having previously whipped the Englishman in
four rounds, but McGoff then excused himself by fftSting Thai be was out of condi
tion. When McGoff and Tweedle met the second time to Aedde tiio Question of
supremacy, the Englishman was in fine fettle and very confident of winning.
The accounts of the fight, which lasted only two rounds, stnie that Tweedie
wont around his opponent as a cooper goes around a barrel, hammering the En
glishman with left and right in body and face, and Anally finishing McGoff with a
solar plexus punch.
The defeated man said after the fight that the Sydney boxer was a terrific hitter
and could whip any man of his weight in the country.
Tweedie stated yesterday that he will remain on the Coast if tTiere 1? a prospect
for pulling off a contest with any of the local 126-pounders. He is not looking for
very big game, but would have no objection to a meeting with any ot the clever
boxers now located in this city.
THE SAN FBAXCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JAXTTARY 15, 1898.
THE FILED OF SPORT
The Great Sprinter O'Connell, Joint Holder With Flora Louise of the World's Six-Furlong
Record Over a Circular Track — 1: 12 1-4.
Anglers are now rushing to Russian
River where the sport of catching the
1 fighti ads can be enjoyed
to the heart's content.
Last evening the North Pacific Railroad
my ordered an army of fifty men
to the mouth of the Russian River with
Instruct the bar by digging
a trench of several yards in the moun
tain of sand.
The men worked faithfully the greater
part of last night and finally succeeded
in opening a canal for the fresh water
■ ■ ough to th< earn.
This will mean ■ rush of sixteen-pound
ers Into the river and the ar.glera who
will leave this <!ty to-day for the happy
unds may expect to have lots
of sport, provided that their tackle is
Manager Locke, the wHI-known excur
sion aynt. will take : a special
train leaving this city at 11:80 o'clock to
night for 1 ' Ms and way stations.
The train Will m.tk>- stops at Point !:
\'.t\ Yi«w and sportsmen
who ar<- desiro I quail, rabbit
and brant shooting can safely count upon
good sport anywhere in the vicinities <>f
Baj Vfew and Tomales, at which places
hotel accommodations can be had.
la] will leave Duncans Mills
ut 3:45 p. I landing pa
K<-rs in this city at 7:4" o'clock.
Commissioners '■ and
lid to have irenty
two Bteelheads last Sunday, but only one
member of the special train party which
Uft this city last Saturday night caught
a iish. The Wilson spm.n is doing very
i;,,., d work. Occasionally a fish Is tak.-ii
roe, but trolling from a boat lias
giving best results during the past
Now that the river is open and fresh
fishes are on the run, the spoon. th» bait
ed nook or, in fact, th"- "naked " fly will
Lble to th« new arrivals that
have not felt the prick of th" sharp
nor bare seen the anglers who flash wild
and woolly whiskers wh^n t xdted.
John Gallagher, the champion angler of
!s are located
near Russian River Cottage. The trai
lers have n.'t enjoyed very good
during the week, as the river has
nsh consequently had to
remain in the ocean, wl have
congregated in great numbers during the
If the weather remains fine, the anglers
who will fish on the river to-m
should certainly meet with grand success.
LAWN TENNIS IS A
Tennis Is enjoying a great popularity.
The California courts are daily crowded
with the devotees of the pastime.
With genial and clever Joe Daily back
again as the keeper of the courts things
q on a brighter aspect.
Miss B. Hooper, one of the leading
players of her sex on this coast, was out
practicing last week, and although not
having played for quite a period still
showed that she had not forgotten the
points of the game.
A series of mixed doubles was started
last Wednesday, which is to run through
the next two or three weeks. Miss Elsie
Clark and George Whitney opened the
Ltnent with Miss Denaon and
: ; v ,-is opponents. The for
mer ti un won with a score of 4 — t>, 6—4,6 — 4,
Herman Meyer, a well-known player of
the club, leaves to-night for Liverpool. .
Miss Denson and George Whim* >
■ i in winning from Frank Kellogg
and Drummond by a score of 4—3.4 — 3.
J>r. Skaife has been out during the
\\ * > k playing against Daily.
It is the Intention of the club to hold a
double tournament for prizes during ju
Woerner Btauf succumbed to Champion
ge Whitney'a cleverness during the
week. The defeated player put up an
game, but was outclassed.
Score: 8- 2. I
Ten new names have been offered for
membership .in the club, seven of whom
are of the fair sex.
The Bellevue Tennis Club of Alameda
has be.>n trying to arrange a match be
tween Murdoch, its champion, and Dick
Adams of the California Club. From
ni indications the match will proba
bly be played un the local courts next
Mr. Lilienthal of the Anglo-California
Bank has become Interested in tennis
and has rented one of the California
courts for his private use.
Joe Dally and George Whitney are
matched to meet the invinribles, Robert
Whitney and George Bradshaw, on Sat
Miss Dufficy has been playing during
the week with Miss Hudson. The effort
to match her with Miss Hull has fallen
Walter Magee has returned from the
East and will soon be playing at the
Yesterday Bradshaw and Whitney were
pitted against young Wiehe and George
Whitney. After each team had won a
set. the game, was postponed on account
of darkness. Wiehe is giving much
promise of making a good player.
HIBERNIAN CONVENTION TO-DAY
The "Board of Erir/* Will Probably
Be Allowed to Die.
At Vallejo to-day will be held a special
State convention of the A. O. EL Board
of Erin. The main object of the meeting
will t.c t<> consider the report of a com
mittee appointed to formulate a plan for
amalgamation of the organization with
the A. O. H. <-f America,
The Ancient Order of Hibernians'
Board of Erin, as the order Is styled, is
open for membership only to people born
in Ireland, and it goes without saying
that in time it would naturally "die out"
anyway. Furthermore, there is a grow
ing feeling In the membership that the
order is un-American and it is thought
i" be time for its discontinuance.
The plan of amalgamation above re
ferred to is the suggestion of Bishop
Mi S.n-.l of Trenton, N. J.. to whom the
ization appealed for ailviie in its
:.try. It is thought that the propo
sition will be readily accepted by the
<i< legates to all the State conventions of
the order and that the union with the
larger and more powerful organization
will be effected without serious opposi
The State Floral Society
The election of officers for the coming:
year took place at the annual meeting of
the State Floral Society yesterday. The
most of the afternoon was taken up dis
cussing the feasibility of having a floral
market at Union square during the Ju
bilee* and for this reason the usual busi
. ;is laid aside. All the old officers
The dissension disturbing 1 the Interstate
Cr urslng Club appears to have had little
effect on the sport itself. To-day's stake
at Ir'g!es!de is the biggest of its class
hung up and embraces a hl?h c)as3
entry of no less than fifty performers.
Ms' of them are flyers of well-known
quality, hut one or two are making their
first appearance. The sport, in cor.se
quence, bids fair to develop something
itlcnaL The running begins to-day
at 1 p. m.. and to-morrow at 11 a. m.
The added money to-day ($250) Is the
biggest amount ever hung up in a stake
of this class on the coast. The aggre
gate purse amounts to $375; the winner
of first revolving no less than $123. ■
Kay & Trant are running their entire
string to-<u.y. and among them Cartotta
is making her coast debut. Carlotta Is
one of the famous Robinson strir.f
brought out from St. Louis early last
rummer. Diamond Dick, Big Buck ar.d
Nelly Drley are also strangers to The
general coursing public.
"Billy"' Murphy, the well-known train
er, has taken up quarters in Los Angeles,
where he expects to show the southern
ers a few points in the game.
The drawing at Delta Hall Thursday
evening. was the best attended for many
months. The candidates entered, too,
might have been largely increased had it
been possible to run off a greater num
ber in the time allowed.
Henry Spring of San Jose was up dur
ing the week and is contesting for tc
day'a stake with Pat Malloy. Evidently
Santa Clara County, like San Francisco.
Is out for the sport whatever may be
the petty questions occasionally arising.
The likeliest looking candidates for to
day's run down arc ].: •■' Gowrie, Susie,
Pat Malloy. Vigilant, Seniinole, Sly Boy,
Myrtle, Diana, Fireman, Granuaie, Vic
tor, Bfoondyne, Leonora, Fireball, Tod
Sloan, Fleet wood, Count of Monte Cristo
Duke of Oakgrove. Carlotta, Black
Prince. Sylvia. Connemara, Counterfeit,
St. Lawrence and ball.
Communications have been received at
tills cilice directed to the sporting editor,
but as the writers omitted their names,
their letters cannot, consequently, be
given due notice In this department.
WILL TRY AND REMOVE
THE HOODOO TO-MORROW.
"Napoleon" Farcin's aggregation of
base runners, the California Markets, will
make another attempt to throw off the
hoodoo that has followed them since
winning the championship. Every effort
will bo made to win, but should they per
chance lose F;ip!n intends to make a deep
search and discover the Jonah. Some
people think that they are not playing
against a hoodoo, but a stronger team.
The Will &• Fincks are not believers In
luck, but will rely on their powei
fl< iders and batsmen to gain them a vic
tory. Following is a line up of both
California Markets. Will & Flncks
[berg Pltoher... Knell; Fitzpatri'ck
Stroecker Catcher Scott
Murphy First base Mertes
K. KniK Second base Johnson
Monohan Third base Tillson
H. Krug Shortstop Smith
Hearty Left field Muller
I'nyne Center Held .... Hllderbrandt
Bodle Right field Bliss
The Altos will play the White House
nine at the California League grounds,
Sixteenth and Folsom streets, to-morrow
at 2:30 p. m. Both nines have been
strengthened, and an interesting game
should result. Following is the line up of
YYhelan. pitcher; Bodie, catcher;
Brockhoff, first base; Boradori. second
base: Pteifter, third base; Downing
shortstop; Morrison, left field; Crawford,
right field: Reisso, center field; Warn
Whit. I! use— Russell, pitcher; Eager,
catcher; Reed, first base; Bagan, m
base; Kelly. shortstop; McLaughlin;
third base; Barry, left field; Samuels,
right field; Beaton, center field; Murphy
and Ksogan, substitutes.
He Mad Three Charges Booked
Against HifD Yesterday.
J. R. Kend.il. nlla? K. E. Kerby, was
hooked at the City Prison yesterday on
charges of having counterfeiting tools in
his possession, having counterfeit money
in his possession and with passing coun
terfeit money. Chief Lees says that
Frank Ray. who is still in the "tanks."
is not in any way connected with Kendal.
He passed a counterfeit $5 gold, coin, and
i that is all that is known against him.
The bringing together of the cycling
and baseball sports has aroused intense
interest in wheeling circles. Such old
stand-by wheel enthusiasts as Judge Ker
rigan, Charley Adams, Plummer, Sheldon,
Stratton, Hadenfeldt. Wetmore. Wynne,
Swain. Coffroth, Egan and many others
prominent in the C. A. C. C, have devel
oped into baseball fanatics of the pro
nounced type. They have not missed a
game of the cycle series so far, and de
clare they never will.
The second series of games under the
Cycle Baseball League will be played
to-morrow, the following teams being
scheduled to play: Reliance Club Wheel
men vs. Olympic Club Wheelmen; Turn
Verein Cyclers vs. Bay City Wheelmen;
Olympic Cyclers vs. Acme Club Wheel
The Bay Citys and Turn Vereins will
play at Centerville. The latter club will
come up from San Jose, and the Bay
Citys will go down on the S:3O a. m. broad
gauge boat, Captain Larkin having called
a club run for the occasion, thus carry
ing out the spirit of the league, which
is to foster interest in country runs. The
Bay City ball team will go to Newark on
the 8:16 narrow gauge boat, and wheel
from there to Centerville.
The Reliance-Olympic Wheelmen and
Acme-Olympic Cyclers games will be
played at the Velodrome grounds, the
former at 2:30 p. m.. and the latter at
12 o'clock noon. Both are expected to
attract a large crowd of "rooters." as
there is considerable club rivalry between
The annual meeting of the Olympic
Club Wheelmen was held Tuesday even
ing with the fallowing result: President,
James W. Mullen; vice-president, Edwin
•ary, William Corbett;
rer, »;. F. Montealegre; cap
tain, William L. Loos; executive com
mit ic(>. John Elliott, Thomas Meherin,
William Mackle. The reports of officers
showed the dub to be in an exceedingly
R.<". Lennie is expected home in a few
days from his Eastern trip.
The road racing committee <">f the C A.
C, c haa been empowered to formulate
new rules to govern the annual relay race
hereafter. Trailers will probably be abol-
Two men from each club will be
allowed to alternate, or help one another
lon each relay. No out-of-town riders
, can l>«- Imported for this race. For ex
ample, a San Francisco club cannot enter
a man whose residence is in Santa Rosa,
whether he is a member of the San Fran
club or not. This is a move in the
M. Stratton, prominent In the
Olympic Club Wheelmen, will leave here
next Monday, for Chicago, where he will
■ Ziegler Jr. has been riding exhibi
tions on a home trainer throughout the
with a theatrical troupe. While in
mento Jacob Hlrscb of the Capita]
City Wheelmen competed against him.
The. question now arises whether tnis
does not professionalize Hirseh and ren
der him liable to suspension by the C. A.
C. ' '. for competing with Ziegler, an L.. A.
The Goodroads League Is going to
a paper shortly, to be published
two weeks, devoted to the Interests
w dub has been recently organized
In Napa City, with forty members on the
charter roll. It promises to rival in im-
Ihe famous Vineyard Valley
Wheelmen of ten years ago.
Morgan ft Wright have offered to do
nate to the C. ▲. C. C. a trophy valued at
$125 for another relay race. The general
•;<•>■ la to refuse any alleged cour
i from this firm, however, as the
racing men have not forgotten the treat
ment they were accorded by Morgan &
Wright's racing manager. Dave Shafter,
daring the conduct of the Pavilion in
door tournament here last spring. Many
of the prizes were under value, and Han
dicapper Smyth's fees have not been paid
,\ hen complained to about it Morgan
k- Wright disclaimed any responsibility.
Now they are trying to square them
by offering a cheap trophy. The
association would do better by accepting
one from a home firm, of which many
have been offered. _, '
The officials of the C. A. C. C. have
been Invited to manage a race meet on
the Old Velodrome track, now erected at
Elmhurst. on the old San Leandro road,
on Washington's birthday, the 22a prox.
The matter has been taken under ad
vis, mi . , . ,
The National Racing Board will be in
c'.cver the coming season if the proposed
registration fee of $1 per racing man is
• l by the L. A. W. National As
\ Western maker has so much confi-
In his judgment of what the future
holds In store that he announces a wheel
having a permanent gear-case built with
the machine so as to be an integral part
of it. H" claims that any one who has
ever learned the blessings of a clean
chain never discards a gear-case after
trying on< .
The next meeting of the ooard of gov
ernors of the C. A. C. C. will be* held
Saturday evening, February 5. at the
rooms of the Olympic Club Wheelmen.
The Reliance Club Wheelmen held their
annual election last Tuesday night, with
the following result: President. E. B.
Jerome; secretary. Fletcher Cornwall;
captain, A. P. Deacon: first lieutenant.
Will Robson; second lieutenant, W. M.
Congressman de Vries is the sponsor of
a movement to construct a model high
way Into the Yosemite Valley. The lowest
grade of the Merced River is to be used.
It will be easy going for both cyclists
and teamsters, with a hard, smooth sur
This sea-son racing men will pay their
own expenses. Makers are not bidding
for their services, and the prominent
riders of this country report a lack of
Rio Janeiro wants a party of riders
fr.>::i the States in March and offers in
Kpensea both ways on a six months'
contract. Night racing Is proposed, with
$70 bightly as a prize list. A month's
I>. >ard Is said t<> COSt $40, but clothing is
high. The t^wii lias an excellent track,
but is short >it' raring men. The Terrill
brothers have been t-> most every par: of
the globe. Why not try Brazil's climate?
H. W. SPALDIXG.
Shot at Each Other.
As the result of the shooting on Stock
ton street early yesterday morning Je
rome Bassity of the Alpha saloon and
Emil F. Somps were booked at the city
Prison yesterday on a charge of asssault
with a deadly weapon. Both were re
leased on bonds. The police claim that
Hassity fired at Somps and Somps re
turned the compliment.
ror one reason
the neivous system < |_
waire*? b . c on s or another
account of what Is termed "female com-
plaints," life becomes a burden. Many think
tnat these pains and aches that wear women's
life down with nervousness and so rapidly
age them must be endured. But this is
not true. Headaches, sleeplessness, leek
of energy, nervous prostration, despond-
ency, weariness, neuralgia, are all dis-
■Y |j*| • pe!led, and nervous,
Dr. Miles atllag wom en "c re-
LTI • liailC^ stored to health br
ccf r ee,k, k Restorative Nprvinf*
address, ''ci vine
A>fc, MitES MEDICAL JCO.. Elihart^Jpd^
The outlook for rowing has never been
brighter. At the last meeting ot the
South Ends the following new officers
were installed: President. Edward Scully;
vice-president, John D. Mahoney; secre
tary, James P. Foley; financial secretary.
Matt J. Breen; treasurer, Joseph O. Day;
captain. William Thomas; vice-captain,
Alex McGeorge; collector, George G. Fox;
board of trustees— Joseph Foley, William
Barry, William Mead, Dr. C. C. Dennis
and Joseph Lyons; sergeant-at-arms,
The cold weather has little effect in
keeping the South End members away
from the clubhouse. Last Sunday morn
ing over thirty-five members row<»d away
from the boathouse in barges, skiffs and
A crew, composed of Joe Lyons, T. I.
Fitzpatrick, George Fox and James Fee
han, rowed over to the Dolphin boat
house, and on the return home they en
countered rough water and a strong tide,
which made things lively and interesting.
The South Ends 1 new handball court
will be an attractive addition to the club.
Although unfinished, it gives signs of
surpassing any court in this city. Such
experts as Janvs C. Nealon, Jack Bonnet,
AJ Hampton and James McElroy have set
the stamp of their approval on it by offer
ing their nami s tor membership, and they
will undoubtedly be voted in at the next
The dolphins' pretty and commodious
boathouse no longer rests on water, as
Contractor Sullivan moved it. back sixty
feet, and it makes an attractive picture
sheltered by trees and shrubbery.
The Dolphins will open their season
next month, when Pape and Patch w:,l
compete in the last race of the series for
the club's diamond medal. Patch suc
ceeded In carrying it off once, while Papa
has won it twice.
On the same day the club will inaug
urate a race among the junior oarsmen ot
the club the winner to receive a gold
medal offered by Judge Treadwell. To
become its possessor, it will have to be
won three times.
Next Saturday night the officers will
banquet the members at Zinkand s, and
on the following day a picked team will
essay the national game with the ArieiS
At the last meeting of the Alameda
Boat Club the following officers were
elected for the ensuing term: President,
<\ H. Smith; vice-president. W. G. Han-
Ben; secretary. W. B. Hinchman; treas
urer J S. Scott; Captain, A. Webb;
lieutenant-captain. Edward Hunter; ser-
Leant-at-arm's. Jules Hartman; executive
Voard— David Greenleaf. K. B. Haddo. k,
George H Miller: coach, S. J. Pembroke.
The Alamedas have given Rogers an or
der to build a $350 barge.
TO THE RESCUE
A Fair and Belated Western
Union Operator Who
Three Gallant Boys Thrashed tho
Ruffian and Drove
Three messenger boys who work In
the Western Unton Telegraph office on
Market street, under the Grand Hotel,
performed a gallant act a few nights
ago, when they drubbed a ruffian who
had insulted a lady at the crossing op
posite the office.
The victim of the insult is herself a
Western Union operator, and was on
her way to take the last Valencia street
car when accosted by the man. Fear
ins for her safety she went to the office
opposite Montgomery street, and asked
the service of a messenger to escort her
to her car.
After she had left the office with the
boy the other attaches learned of the
difficulty, and three of the youngsters.
none over M years of age. started out
to investigate. They found the loafer
standing on the ec-rner. and promptly
attacked him. Finding himself out
numbered, the fellow took to his heels
and ran down Second street to Mission,
where he was overtaken by the three
messengers and hammered into a state
of complete subjection.
The boys modestly decline to tell any
thing of their adventure as knight er
rants, except by significant winks, and
the fair c-perator has not been bothered
The Wasp This WeeK
This week's issue of that always bright
weekly, the Wasp, is a particularly in
teresting issue. The Rev. Edwards Davis
is the individual discussed in the "Plain
Talks to Public Characters." and the ar
raignment of that ministerial gentleman
is caustic in the extreme. A leading
article on the lack of proper coast de
fenses affords thinking men subject for
thought, and the various departments —
music, financial, personalities, theatrical,
- the X Ray, etc. — are more tnan.
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suggesting a triumphal arch to "be erected
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