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MEN WHO ARE
WITH A RIFLE.
The second grand shooting festival of
the National Schuetzon-Bund of America,
■which will take place at the Glendale
Shooting Park, Long Island, from July 3
to July 11, is attracting more attention
among the local rifle men this year than
ever before. There are two reasons for
this. The first Is that many more of
California's sharpshooters are going East
to attend the festival than ever before,
and the second is that a strong effort
will be made to have the next Bund fes
tival held In this city. These gather-
Ings do not take place every year, but
every three years, and they are the occa
sion of drawing together all of the finest
riflemen of the United States and Europe.
It stands to reason, then, that the prizes
offered are large. In the coming event
over $25,000 Is offered in cash, besides in
numerable premiums, medals, cups and
other prizes. The association has a guar
anteed fund of J200.000.
The Bund does nothing by half. In the
coming festival there are seven or more
events and the cash prizes run from $2
to $500, to say nothing of the premiums,
etc. While the majority of the matches
are for the members of the clubs belong
ing to the Bund, still there are plenty of
matches where individual, unattached
riflemen can take part. Most of the mem
bers in the East are men or means, and
they take much pride in offering special
prizes of no small value. For example,
at the previous festivals pianos, sets of
household furniture, solid silver sets, pic
tures from the best artists, etc., have
been donated by the wealthy sportsmen.
Nearly all of the rifle clubs of the East
are members and a fair representation in
the Middle West. In this city only two
clubs belong to the association— the San
Francisco Schuetzen Verein and the Co
lumbia Pistol and Rifle Club.
When the last iestival was held the
Eastern members Intimated to their Pa
cific Coast brethren that an offer from
California would be seriously considered
for the present celebration. But there i
were many things to be considered and I
provided for, and the opportunity was |
passed with the understanding that the I
festival of 1901 should be held in this city.
Three years is none too long a time for
making necessary arrangements for such
an event. While the Bund puts up nearly
all of the cash prizes, still much is ex
pected of the community in which the I
festival takes place. Many special prizes ;
are expected and ample provision must :
be made for the entertainment of the vis- \
itore. It is generally understood that if -
the Bund does not meet in this city on i
t.ie next occasion it will go to the city
In Europe offering the best Inducement, j
Nearly all of the marksmen of the East
would prefer to come out to the Pacific
and see the beauties of California, and it
Is believed that the delegates from this !
city will not have very much trouble to j
induce the Bund to hold the next shoot
ing festival en one of our bay ranges.
The move to bring the Bund to this city
has already been made, the San Francisco !
Schuetzen Verein taking the initiative. A
week or po ago its executive committee !
cent out invitations to the president of
all of the other clubs to assemble and dis
cuss the question. The meeting was held :<
a few nights ago and the following rille
shooting organizations were represented: '
San Francisco Srhuetzen Veroin -D B '•
Faktor, John Utschig. L. Ha&ke, Riohard
Heise and William EhrenDforr; Verein
Eintraeht, Captain F. A. Kuhls; Califor
nia Schuetzen Club, A. R.ihv. vlr-r; San
Francisco Turner Schuetzen. Captain F.
A. Attinger; D^utscher Krixger Verein, ;
Captain Wienecke; Oermania S^huotzen
Club, N. Ahrens: Norddeutschcr Schuet- 1
zen Club. William Garms. President 1...
O. Rodgers of the Columbia Pistol and
Rifle Club, which was holding it 3 regular ;
meeting that evening, was Instructed by j
the club to Indorse the movement. At '
the meeting of the several organization*'
representatives the matter was discussed
in all its lights, and the decision arrived
at was that every marksmen going to
the festival on Long Island in Juiy should
use every effort to have San Francisco
selected as the place for the next meet
ing of the Bund. If they are successful
this gathering will mean more to the peo
ple of California than the uninitiated can
comprehend with explanation. In the
East the majority of the riflemen are men
of unlimited means, and they number in
to the hundreds. It has been the efforts
of many of the larger improvement or
ganizations of this State to Induce peo-
Ele of resources to come to this State, the
elief being that once here the natural
advantages and beauties of the State will
Induce many to remain, or at least make
Investments on the Pacific Coast. Here,
then, is an opportunity not offered every
day. and the organizations which have
undertaken this move should have the
encouragement of the public-spirited citi
zens of the community. Many will be
surprised to know that !n this city and
around the bay are over 1500 riflemen,
while scattered over the State are almost
as many more. In Los Angeles, San Jose,
Stockton, Sacramento, Ukiah. Eureka.
Fresno, Arcata, lone and many other
places are large and small rifle and pis
tol clubs. Such an event as the local
riflemen are now trying to bring about
•would call in members of these organiza
tions by the hundreds.
There is still another element that must
be taken into consideration— the riflemen
of Europe. At every one of these big
shooting festivals the crark shots from
the larger cities of England and the Con
tlnent can be found, putting forth their
be9t efforts to best the marksmen of
the Western continent. Money or prize
with them is not so much the object as
the honor of superior marksmanship The
shooters of the Pacific Coast feel that
they are able to hold their own with the
best Bhots in the world, and from the
sentiment displayed at the meeting of the
representatives of the clubs there is also
a feeling that they can make the visitors
from the East and across the sea believe
that Callfornians are the most hospitable
people on top of the earth.
M. J. WHITE.
SCRAPS OF NEWS
FROM THE KENNELS.
Two of the most important specialty
clubs of the ooast are scheduled to hold
their monthly meeting to-night.
The Pacific Mastiff Club will probably
elect a delegate to the American Kennel
Club to succeed Erastus Hamilton, who
has, by reason of his non-attendance at
the American Kennel Club meetings, be
come persona non grata to the club he
represents. It Is understood that Dr. C.
A. Longest of Boston, the great mastiff !
breeder, has boen aptly selected as the I
best fitted to represent the local club
The Pacific Fox Terrier Club has a i
mass of accumulated business to digest !
but in view of the fact that Its officers j
have been much occupied with bench I
enow affairs, it is quite likely that the
meeting will be postponed until next Sat- i
urday. Some unnecessary excitement has I
been aroused by the comments made by
some alleged sporting scribes on the i
charges made by Colonel C. B. Knocker I
against the Pacific advisory board These I
comments display a total ignorance of
kennel matters on the coast, and more
particularly of the workings of the Amer
ican Kennel Club. The facts of the case
are these: The Pacific advisory board
as at present constituted, contains a
number of discordant elements, all at
cross purposes, and consequently tends to
promote discord, instead of harmony
among the Pacific specialty and kennel
clubs. Colonel Knocker, who is acting
under instructions from the San Fran
cisco Kennel Club, of which he is the
delegate, proposes to reform the preseTrt
advisory board out of existence. The
next thing in order will then be the ap
pointment by the American Kennel Club
of such delegates from the coast clubs
as will constitute a harmonious body
to regulate local kennel affairs. Every
fancier, who has the interests of the dog
truly at heart, must wish that the colonel
will be successful in his cfTort.
Emmet Sullivan of Menlo Park has
given notice to the American Kennel Club
that the name of his newly acquired fox
terrier. Elwood Check, has been changed
to Menlo Check. Mr. Sullivan claims
registration under the new title. Check
has arrived in fine fettle and looks every
inch the dog he has been "cracked up"
Fox terriers are certainly on the move
At least three Eastern cracks are on the
way, or soon will be, to the Golden Gate.
Eugene O'Neill of Belmont intends to
break up his kennel of Irish setters, which
will be sold.
H. H. Carlton, the secretary of the San
Francisco Kennel Club, is now paying
the prize money to the successful ex
hibitors, and announces that the medals
will be ready for distribution in the early
part of next week.
FIELD OF SPORT
STANDAM) AMEfcICAN TAR6ET
FOR THE FRAY.
Young McConnell of the San Francisco
■ Athletic Club, who is a protege of Alex
Greggains, the clever exponent of flstl
■ cuffs, is increasing- daily his number of
■ admirers and followers.
McConnell, as every sport lover knows,
is matched to fight the clever McKeever
: before the National Club on the evening
lof Tuesday, June 21. Owing to the years
of hard experience which McKeever has
i had while battling for coin and glory, it
is presumed that he will be a strong fa
\ vorite among the bettors who invariably
play the old dog for the hard road, but
as a general thing a lii}>? cannot be drawn
on the lighters because one man may be
sent well to the front by those who make
: the betting figures in the pool rooms.
Many instances may be cited which will
' prove that the favorites in gambling cir
cles have frequently been the recipients
of a good listing and beating in the ring.
But be that as It may, it can be taken for
granted, however, that Young McConnell
will give his friends and admirers "a run
for their money." and who can say that
McKeever has any particular cinch on the
The Slatlngton lad. although a polished
mechanic pugillstically, Is not a very dan
gerous chap; in fact, he has but two
SOME PROMINENT MARKSMEN OF THIS CITY.
knockouts to his credit and the men who
fell before him are Horace Leeds and Ar
thur Valentine. In July, Wi. Ziegler
knocked McKeever out In three rounds,
but In 1896 McKeever won from Zifgler
In a six-round bout; In the subsequent
year they met twice and fought six
rounds each time without a decision.
Ziegler is, however, a most tricky fel
low, who cannot be depended upon. He
did not leave a good impression on the
sporting fraternity of this city.
McKeever met the erratic Griffo twice.
In April, 1596, he fought the Australian
twenty rounds, the contest being declared
Jn his favor, and on September 7, 1897.
they fought fifteen rounds at Athens, Pa.,
which bout was declared a draw.
McConnell met Griffo in the Olympic
Club of this city and the large number of
people who witnessed the contest spoke
very highly of the local boxer, whose de
fense was particularly clever. It is said,
however, that Griffo did not extend him
self on this occasion and good Judges did
not hesitate to say after the mill that
Griffo fought to lose by a email margin,
as he had an object in view.
Be that as it may, McConnell proved
beyond argument that he is made of the
right stuff, and should give a very' good
account of himself in the best of com
pany. The Ran Franciscan is training
at Blankcn's Six Mile House, under the
care of Greiegains, and his opponent is
located at the Ocean Beach. The pre
liminary to this fight will consist of a
ten-round contest between Young Peter
Jackson (colored) and Frank Purcell. In
case a decision cannot be rendered at the
end of the tenth round the pugilists must
fight on until an award can be given.
Amateur boxing clubs will do well to
remember in future that the police ser
geants who will be detailed to look after
fistic entertainments will Insist upon pad
ding being placed under the hard ring
floors, that are now covered only by a
thin carpet. A hint to the wise should
The Manhattan Athletic Association has
completed arrangements for a boxing car
nival to be held at Elntracht Hall on
Thursday evening, June 30. The pro
gramme, as follows, Is to decide the light
and bantam championships of the Pacific
Jimmy Anthony vs. Fred Renick, fif
teen rounds: Bud Terry vs. Kid McFad
den, six rounds; Lon Agnew vs. Fred
Muller, fifteen rounds.
The Alpine Athletic Club of 28 Golden
Gate avenue will give Its monthly exhi
bition on Tuesday evening next. The prin
cipal event Will be an eight-round con
test for a valuable club trophy between
Pat Lynch of the Excelsior Club and
Joe Kane of the Alpine Club—
14f) pounds. Also a six-round bout be
tween D. A. Carroll of the California
Swimmingand Athletic Club and E Dahl
"The Butcher Boy"— 130 pounds.
The Excelsior Athletic Club will hold
its next regular monthly exhibition' on
Monday, June 20. at Teutonia Hall 1322
Howard street. The principal events
will be eight-round boxing contests be
tween Jimmy Riley of the Excelsior Club
and Charley Reno of the Olympic Club
at 12S pounds, for the lightweight ama
teur championship of the Pacltic Coast
and a valuable trophy. Also an eight
round boxing contest between Charley
Tye of the Reliance Athletic Club and
Jack Lahey of the Manhattan Athletic
Club, at 140 pounds, for the welter-weight
amateur championship of th.9 Pacific
Coast and a valuable trophy.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1398.
BAY AND OCEAN.
W. S. Goodfellow's schooner La Paloma
of the Pacific and San Francisco clubs
has left her moorings near the house of
the latter and gone on a long cruise in
southern waters. E. A. Wiltsee's schooner
Aggie sailed in "the channel" last Satur
day. The Pacific programme has a cruise
to Quarry Cove set down for to-day, and
a cruise in squadron under signal from
the flagship for to-morrow.
When Dr. T. L. Hill accepted the office
of commodore of the San Francisco «Yacht
Club for IS9B the support of the officers
and members was cordially promised to
him. The commodore set down upon his
programme few cruises, but hoped that
these would be well attended. For June
4 a cruise to McNear's Landing with a
dance in the pavilion there was appointed.
The afternoon and evening were glorious;
a full moon shed her. brightness, and the
air was warm and summerlike. Yet, not
withstanding these favorable conditions,
not a single yacht followed the flagship
Cygmis from Sausalito. The vice-com
modore went off to a dinner, the secretary
and treasurer to a cricket match and the
rest of the officials, who at a dinner on
the previous evening had enthusiastically
drunk the commodore's health, were con
spicuous by their absence. Though the
San Francisco Club has a goodly number
of yachts on its roll and plenty of good
fellows among its officers and members. It
unfortunately has very little club spirit.
Though the wind was light last Satur
day evening, the flagship Cygnus keeping
to the El Campo shore, got up to McNears
and cast anchor in the little cove near the
pavilion at about 10 p. m. F. A. Bartlett's
sloop Queen, just returned from a two
weeks' cruise up the river, was lying at
anchor there, The pavilion was lighted
up, and the guests were made at home by
Mr. and Mrs. George McNear. Soon Allen
M. Clay's Sea Fox of the California Yacht
Club came In, and later A. Sutherland's
Catherine of the San Francisco Yacht
Club and the sloop Cupid of the Corin
thian Yacht Club. After a few dances, G.
McNear kindly took several of the visit
ors out for a trial in his launch. On their
return a little supper was served.
On board the sloop Cygnus were Com
modore Dr. T. 1,. Hill and Mrs. Hill, Mr.
and Mrs. W, J. Monro, Miss Kate Kerri
gan, C. Rieveley and Arthur Inkersle-y.
There being no wind at all on Sunday
morning, the party rambled ashore to the
Chinese shrimp-fishers' village. At about
1:30 p. m. Allen M. Clay's Sea Fox, which
had made an unsuccessful attempt to get
out the night before, sailed away, fol
lowed by A. Sutherland's Catherine and
the sloop Cupid. F. A. Bartlett's Queen
and Dr. T. L. Hill's Cygnus were last to
leave. Near Quarry Cove, Angel Island,
G. B. Edgar's sloop Sappho and G. P.
Gaither's sloop U & I were met and sa
luted. To-day and to-morrow are open
days upon the programme of the San
Franclscos. The next cruise Is to Marin
Islands, on the 18th and 19th.
Arthur D. Naylor's sloop Twilight, af
ter being painted, scraped and generally
overhauled, came off the "ways" at
Menottl's last week, and took her first
cruise on Sunday. She Is a beamy craft,
about thirty-five feet over all, of light
draught, and very strongly built; an ex
cellent boat for general cruising, and
work in creeks. Yesterday her owner,
accompanied by G. T. S. White, vice
commodore of the San Franciscos, and
one or two friends, left Sausallto for a
nine days' cruise; they propose to go first
to Mare Island, thence up the Napa
Creek to Napa City- down the creek and
up the Sacramento River.
Frank A. and Mrs. Bartlett had a de
lightful two weeks' cruise in the sloop
Queen spending three or four days at
Suisun, getting up to Courtland on the
Sacramento River, and enjoying some
fins sailing through the sloughs. Mc-
Nenrs Landing was reached on Friday,
the 3d, and on Sunday the Queen returned
to her moorings at Sausalito.
The Corinthians had a cruise to the
Petaluma drawbridge set down for last
Saturday and Sunday. Commodore Carl
Westerfeld's sloop Aeolus, W. S. Grover's
yawl Arcturus, F. F. Ames' sloop Elia,
ex-Commdore A. J. Young's Clara, J. M.
Patrick's sloop Thetis, Secretary E. B.
Lathrop's sloop Pride, J. M. Matoon's
sloop Amigo, the sloop Mignon, ex-Corn*
modore J. W. Pew's sloop Truant, F. R.
Cook's sloop Harpoon, and A. J. Lyons'
sloop Freda started from Tiburon, but
the breeze along the Contra Costa shore
was so light that only the flagship Aeolus
carried it through and reached her des
tination. Elia, Harpoon and Thetis an
chored about two miles below the bridge,
while Truant, Mignon, Arcturus, Pride and
Amigo came to anchor at McNears Land
ing. Clara sailed around all night. Aeolus
left soon after 1 p. m. on Sunday on the
return trip, and had a good breeze down.
E. Sager is having the injuries done to
Edna by the collision with Pride re
paired; the damage is not serious. Pride
had the crew of Edna on board last Sat
urday and Sunday; she reached McNears
about 11 p. m. on' Saturday, but, tempted
by the warmth and brilliancy of the
night, sailed up and down until nearly 3
in the morning. Edna will be ready to
resume sailing to-day.
E. B. Learning, once commodore of the
Tacoma Yacht Club, and owner of an
undefeated boat, has been elected a mem
ber of the Corinthian Yacht Club. He
may have his boat brought down from
the Sound, but, if he does not do this,
will build a yacht.
To encourage yachting and yacht rac
ing the Encinal Yacht Club offers an
nually challenge pennants in each class.
The winner of a pennant may hold it for
two weeks unchallenged; then any boat
in the winner's class may challenge for
it. and the race between challenger and
challenged takes place not earlier than
seven days, nor later than fourteen days,
from the day of the challenge. All boats
In the winner's class may enter. The
boats in the club fleet are classed as A,
Al, 1, 2, 3 and 4. The yachts winning
the largest number of challenge races
during the season receive prizes. If two
boats win the same number of pennant
races, the tie is raced off. The annual
regatta of the Encinals for challenge
pennants Is set down for this afternoon,
but no entries having been received, there
will be no race.
The yawl Phyllis and the sloops Fawn
and Iris, of the Encinal Yacht Club, are
at San Mateo. S. E. Bates' Vlx<*n is go
ing for a cruise up the Sacramento River
this month, and on Saturday. June 18,
Commodore J. S. Hanleys yawl Spray,
flagship of the Encinal fleet, will take
a party up to Mare Island, and for an
ALL ABOUT PISH ,
AND TROUT STREAMS.
Fly fishing: on the McCloud River is
about over, as the salmon have entered
the stream and that means only bottom
fishing for trout until next September.
Tom Flynn and other anglers, who are
fond of heavy-weight sport, will try their
luck this month on the McCloud at sal
mon fishing. The salmon will take a !
spoon or a large, gaudy fly and battles I
of an hour and more are common; fre
quently the king of the river cleans the
angler out of all line and tackle.
Fish Commissioner Vogelsang states
that the Paper Mill, or, rather, the head
waters of Lagunitas Creek, will posi
tively be stocked with thousands of trout
fry before the end of July. Anglers ap
preciate anything that the Commission
ers will do looking to their future pleas
11 v.^ 1 , 1 ? ot be la -w*ul for anglers to
catch black bass until July 1. The out
look is very good for early fishing on
\V. Bogard visited the Truckee River
last Sunday and reports having had first- j
class sport spooning for trout near Verdi, i
Although it is a little early for good fly
flshing on TrurUee the salmon and red
ant flies are becoming plentiful, and that
is a sign of excellent fly fishing near at
hand. Mr. Bogard reports that market
fishermen have been shipping large quan- I
titles of trout from Verdi. Florriston and !
Reno to this city and Sacramento since
Ed Kolb, the ex-champion wrestler and
all round good fellow, is at present camp- !
ed on the banks of the Klamath River,
near Shovel Creek. Eddie is having the |
highest of old times among the piscatorial
beauties of Southern Oregon, and as an
evidence of what he can catch on the i
fly a beautiful mess of large rainbows j
arrived in this city last Tuesday, con- j
signed to Commodore Den-Hard. When j
the nautical observer opened the cage I
in which the beauties were lying in wait I
for the pan he found them so strong that !
they leaped out of his hand on sight.
The warm weather had, doubtless, much j
to do with the condition of the fish en i
route to this city. Den-Hard has shipped
the all round good fellow a box of what '
is commonly called fish preservative, and i
the next shipment from Klamath is
watched for with much interest by friend- |
Refused to Prosecute.
The cases of John Joseph Sehl of Se
attle and Charles Hammersmith, charged
with shooting at each other in the lodg
ing-house, 242 Post street, kept by Sehl"s
wife, last Monday, were again called in
Judge Mogan's court yesterday and each
refused to swear to a complaint against
the other, and asked that the cases be
dismissed. Judge Mogan declined to ac
cede to the request and Instructed Detec
tive Egan to swear to both complaints.
The cases were then continued till Mon
GERMAN 25 RING TAPC6ET
AT LONG BRIDGE.
Twenty-five or more years ago Long
Bridge was a favorite resort of the in
habitants of San Francisco for purposes
of bathing, yachting and rowing. The
first yachts seen on the bay were an
chored off Long Bridge, and near it were
cafes, refreshment houses and saltwater j
baths. The first yacht races were held,
and in 1868 the first attempt was made j
to organize a yacht club, and provide it
with quarters at Long Bridge. Though
the yachtsmen have deserted the old
Bridge for about a quarter of a century
in. favor of the more attractive shores of
Marln County, Long Bridge has always ;
remained an important rendezvous of the ■
oarsmen and scullers. But it is now j
about to follow other old landmarks of
the city into oblivion. Before the fa
miliar object disappears a general reun
ion of the boating clubs on the bay will
be held there to-morrow. The Pioneers,
Ariels and South Ends will throw their
quarters open to the rowing men; the
Dolphin Boat Club will send over several
crews, and the Tritons, who rarely make
public appearances, will row over to do
honors to the occasion. The morning
will be devoted to a reception for lad
ies; then will follow the Ariel Rowing
Club regatta, after which the members
and visitors will repair to the South End
boathouse for music and refreshments.
The Olympic minstrels have promised
their services, and other talented per
formers will entertain the company. The
president of the day will be D. J. Shee
han. Invitations have been issued to
all the other boat clubs and the inten
tion is to make the gathering a notable
and interesting one.
The programme of races Is as follows:
1. Senior skiff race— Frank Wilson vs.
Robert Ellis and James Wilson vs. G. W.
2. Junior skiff race — James O'Connell,
E. Sternberg and Charles McCoy.
3. Junior four-oared barge race — First
crew: Edward Lynch, stroke; F. Loth,
afterwaist; A. Haughton, forwardwaist;
E. McDonough, bow. Second erew — E.
Chapelle, stroke; Andrew Carroll, after
waist; P. H. Wilson, forwardwaist; Al
bert Carroll, bow.
4. Old timers' race— Leander Stevenson,
Eugene Flanders, William Growney, John
T. Sullivan of the Pioneer Boat Club, Tom
Flynn, Dan Leahy and William Thornton
of the South End Rowing Club.
6. Exhibition sculling match between
William McAusland and Henry Wittkoff.
G. Match race in four-oared barges be
tween the Ariel Senior crew and the
members of the Turnverein composing
one of the Ariel Junior crews. The chal
lenging Junior crew is made up of Charles
Haas, stroke; William Hausteln, after
waist; William Oechsle, forwardwaist;
and E % Steffern, bow. The Senior chal
lenged crew is made up of William Howe,
stroke; Edward McKenna. afterwaist;
Robert Ellis, forwardwaist; and John
The officers of the regatta are: Referee,
3. C. McGinnis; starter, P. J. Enright;
;lmers, Walter Blake and John O'Connell;
judges— J. D. Batteaux, L. Waterman, H.
A. Pless, Johnson Hardy and H. Cav
?ney; marshal of course, J. R. Bockman.
To-morrow the South End men will join
the Ariels and the Pioneers In receiving
:he visiting oarsmen. The South End boat
:iouse, being more commodious than that
af the Ariels, will be used for refresh
ments and for the high jinks that will
follow the regatta.
Blank forms for entries at the El Campo
regatta have i>een sent out, and must be
returned, properly filled out. six days be
fore June 26, to S. J. Pembroke, the sec
retary of the regatta committee of the
Pacific Athletic Association.
F. W. Ayers and Chetwood Avers, the
winners of the gold and silver medals for
3enlor scullers, will enter the senior shell
•ace at El Campo.
The election of officers of the Triton
Swimming and Boating Club was held on
Puesday, June 7, and the following were
;hosen: President. D. H. Everett; finan
cial secretary, I. Citron; recording eecre
ary, George Blum; treasurer, August F.
Schuppert; captain. John Peat; lieutenant,
}us Schimpf; trustees— D. J. O'Keefe, H.
Srickwedel and B. H. Coffin.
Divorce Suits Filed.
Lulu Gossard has filed a suit for divorce
against her husband, Frank W. Gossard.
As a cause of action the plaintiff alleges
desertion. Mabel L. Kimball has applied
for a divorce from John Kimball on the
ground that the defendant deserted her
over a year ago.
WITH THE HOUNDS
Three big stakes will be run off to-day
ana to-morrow at the two parks. At In
gleslde the feature is an all age, open
event. At Union Park an open event and
a sapling stake are scheduled. The en
try at Union Park Is of execeptlonally
high quality. The sport should be corre
spondingly warm. Picking the final win
ner in the long odds books will tax the
Last week was the first occasion In
many months that Jim Byrnes' name
failed to appear on the card at Ingle
side. Jim was just ten minutes late and
the entries had closed without him.
Dean has Moondyne and Mialmo at
Union Park to-day for a change. The
pair should be well up In front, especial
The wet weather has put the coursing
fields in velvet-like condition.
The Sapling stake at Union Park to
day includes a pair of youngsters owned
by Cronin and McDonald that appear
able to make a good start. They are by
Skyball, out of Arnette, and are a splen
did looking brace of fledglings.
Dave Winders made another effort to
purchase Jimmy Anthony's Statesman at
Ingleside last Sunday. Jimmy, however,
The Call picked every winning pnppy at
Ingleside la.st Saturday and in the open
stake lost only one of twenty-six courses.
The Call's tips are consequently gaining
Mialmo and Blackette meet at Uuion
Park to-day for the third time. Twice
Mialmo has won. To-day it looks like
the Curtis dog, but as neither is believed
to be In the acme of shape the result is
shrouded in much uncertainty.
Joe South has at his resort near In
gleside a greyhound for which he would
like to find an owner. It Is a female,
white, apparently about four years old,
and strayed into Joe's place several days
Kay and Frank are bidding for the
stake at both parks to-day. At Ingle
side Diana has been doing some lively
running of late. At Union Park Leono
ra's work has been fair, but on neither
sward has she shown the form which
marked her performances of a year ago.
O'Connell Bros, have a line out for the
Ingleside coin to-day. Log Boy was
scarcely at his best last week, but is said
to have recovered. Senorita has been
showing steady improvement for some
Judging by their past performances the
courses in the first run-down at Union
Park to-day should result as follows:
White Chief to beat ; Hicks; Lissak to
beat Connolly; Border's Valentine to beat
Lady Grace; Forget to beat Gilt Edge-
Theron to bet Sweet Lips; Sunbeam to
bet Glenwood ; . Royal Buck to beat • Lady
Campbell; Commodore to beat Beatrice-
Firm Friend to v beat Chiquita; Laurel
wood to beat Simolite; Little Dottie to
beat Lady Blanch ; Kilboy to beat Black
Pattl; ■ Blackett to beat < Flying Buck Mi
almo to beat Jester;- Chili Pepper to beat
Blue Jay;, Johnnie R to beat Jessie More-
Move On to beat Blackstone; Moondyno
to beat Do Me; The Gosson to beat Van
Knapp; Star Pointer to beat Dr
Norman; Tod Sloan to beat Lawrence
Bell; Leonora- to beat Jersey Lily Mil
ler's Maid to beat Montana; Magnet to
beat Emm Pasha; Bendigo to beat Scarf
Pin; Winged Foot to beat Mlra Monte-
Hercules to beat Little Dorritt; Metallic
to beat Wait-a-Ltttle; Sylvanus to beat
Jessie Maid ■: O'Grady to beat Mystery •
Glenstone to beat Little Doubt; Sky ball
to beat Sportsman. ■ >ra "
; The probable winners of big money are
e^n^X™^' Skybal1 ' B ' ck!
Sapling stake— of Bail, Celt Lalla
a^StSe l^ 11 ' Sky High.S^ r ffi
The Delinquent List.
The delinquent tax list published by the
Tax Collector shows a decrease In amount
on real estate from $90,848 83, the figures
last year, to 8*4,321 63. the figures this year
s .£ e o ars fl S ures on personal property
are J20.838 27, which Is an increase over
the figure for last year of over half that
amount, excluding those taxes which be
came delinquent by reason of refusals to
pay on legal grounds.
Alice Biz *~*~* "*
"The Men They Left Behind Them "
[ in next Sunday's Call.
PICNIC RUNS ARE
The Acme Club Wheelmen of Oakland
and the Bay City Wheelmen of this city
will have their annual picnic run to-mor
row to a sequestered nook across the bay.
The Bay Citys will take the 9 a. m. creek
route boat and meet the Oakland club at
the foot of Broadway. There will be a
bountiful repast and numerous games to
while the time away.
The Olympic Club Wheelmen, under
Captain W. L. Loos, will tour Maria
County on Sunday, the 19th, their destin
ation being Tocaloma.
The Olympic Cyclers will hold a pic
nic run to Escalles, Marin County, o a
Sunday, the 19th inst., and Captain Shea
expects a large attendance.
Among the Denver, Minnesota and
other Eastern States troops now quar
tered here are a number of very speedy
cyclers who have hastened to avail them
selves of their favorite sport by patron
izing the park cycleries whenever leave
of absence was obtainable. The local
riders have picked up these soldier-cy
clers as "good things" in a racing -
wherein they have been badly fooled, as
many a soldier has shown them his rear
wheel in a brush on the cycle path.
The Bay City Wheelmen will hold thr-lr
annual picnic run, heretofore held at
Blythedale, at Millwood, Marin County,
on Sunday, June 19. All ex-members are
invited and are requested to notify
tain Harry Larkin, 441 Golden <JatP ave
nue, not later than next Wednesday, if
they will attend. Members will sign
the list on the club bulletin board The
wheeling contingent will take the 9:30
a. m. Tiburon boat and ride via Belve
dere and Alto to destination. Those who
go without their cycles will take the 10
a. m. Sausalito boat and Mill Valley train
to Millwood. There will be a baseball
game and numerous other sports.
The Bay City Wheelmen will take a
trip to Stockton on Saturday afternoon,
June 2b, on the river steamer, returning
Monday morning. The club's baseball
team will go up to play a match ga,m«
with the Stockton Wheelmen.
General satisfaction is expressed at th«
change of date of the annual C. A. C. C.
20-mile race, as suggested by The Call,
from July to the latter part of Septem-
I ber, when it is cooler for such a long and
hard race and more men are in training.
i The associations events are now well
' distributed— the 25-mile handicap coming
• !n February, the 100-mile relay race in
May, the 20-mile scratch in September
' and" the 10-mile handicap in October.
The prospects are good for a big In
door tournament at the Pavilion next
1 winter, managed by the American Cycle
1 Racing Association. Alf Ellinghouse,
well-known in theatrical circles here, is
the local representative of Messrs. Pow
ers and Brady, who control the associa
tion, and he "states in a letter to The
Call from New York, dated May 30, that
it is the intention to bring out Jame3
Michael, Fred Titus. •'Major" Taylor
(colored). Edouard Taylore (French), and
a number of other stars. The meet will
probably be held in January.
Arthur M. Boyden, of the Reliance Club
Wheelmen, Oakland, one of the most
popular professionals on the State cir
cuit, died at his home across the bay
last Wednesday. Boyden was one of the
best handicap riders in the State, and
had a large circle of friends, both in and
outside of the sport. His malady was
typhoid fever, and his illness of short
Frank E. Richardson, who was captain
of the Bay City Wheelmen ten years
ago, and has been living in Southern.
California for several years past, is again
in the city, this time to stay, and 13
renewing "his old acquaintances among
The Imperial Cycling Club is now en
sconsed in its new home at 308 Baker
street, near Fell. The club will have a
yachting cruise on Sunday, June 19.
The Capital City Wheelmen of Sacra
mento have arranged their programme
of events for their annual meet on July
4. The gathering will commence Satur
day evening, July 2, with the regular
monthly meeting of the board of officers
of the C. A. C. C, after which there
will be a hi^-h jinks and banquet in their
honor. Sunday following will be given
over to tours to various points of in
terest in the vicinity of Sacramento.
There will be a parade Monday morning
and the races will be held in the after
noon on the famous three-lap board
track. The events will Include a one
mile novice, the mile State championship,
one-half mile handicap, and a five-mile
paced match between J. E. Wing of the
Olympic Club and some rider not yet
selected. Efforts are being made to get
Furman of Los Angeles as his opponent.
The fifty-mile relay race between the
Olympic Club Wheelmen and the Capital
City Wheelmen will be held on Sunday,
August 7, on the Sacramento track, and
both clubs will stake their all on the re«
suit, so hearty Is the rivalry.
H. W. SPALDINO.
Must Pay License.
The Health and Police Committee of th#
Board of Supervisors refused to grant a
free boxing license to the Mechanics*
Athletic Club. If the club wants a per-*
mlt It must pay for it.
The Chinese Flag.
The standard of the Celestial Empire la *
very queer looking affair. It represents tha
most grotesque of green dragons on a yellow
ground. The latter is suggestive not only of
the national complexion, but also of that of.
a sufferer from biliousness. To remove this
unbecoming tint from the complexion us*
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which will
speedily regulate your liver, prevent malaria.
and remedy dyspepsia, nervousness, rheuma*
tism and kidney complaint.
CHICAGO, May 27, 1898.
LEA VITT & BILL, 303 Lark in street, San
Francisco : Our actual sales of Crescent
Bicycles to this morning passed the totaf
sales for year 1897. Public demand is out*
WESTERN WHEEL WORKS. :
PRICE AND QUALITY TELLS!
The '98 Crescent
$35 and $50.
. BOTH LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
. WHEELS FITTED WITH DUNLOP •!
CORRUGATED TIRES. a
LEAVITT & BILL,
303 T-ia.rk.in. St., S. IB 1 .
SO San Pablo aye, Oakland*
Are Made to Wear, and You Can Get Them
for All Prices.
A. C. NICHOLS & CO.,
404 Battery St.,
The Helios Automatic Gas Lamps are tha
only safe and perfect lamps on the mar-
I ket. Call in and see them.
A. C. NICHOLS & CO. ■
INGLESIDE COURSING PARK.
CRAGK DOGS i
A CLASSIC STAKE !
Big Money — Exceptional Entry,
SATURDAY, 1 P. M. SUNDAY 11 A. fit