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JUST now there is not very much
going on among the oarsmen, the
attention of the Alameda Boating
Club members having been almost
wholly taken up with the recent
aquatic carnival. But several events are
planned to take place during the next
few weeks. On Sunday, September 2S, the
outrisged skiff races between F. W. Ay
ers of the Alameda Boating Club and
George Baker_ of the Dolphin Boating
Club and K. B. Thcrning of the Alameda
Boating Club and F. J. Sherry of the
Dolphin Boating Club will be rowed on
the Oakland Creek course, the distance
being one and a half miles with a turn.
Each club will provide one trophy valued
at $25. In the articles of agreement which
have been signed by the representatives
of the two clubs it is agreed that neither
club shall have any member .among the
officials of the day.
On October 19 the Dolphins will hold a
regatta, open to club members only, on
the bay at North Beach. The races will
be in outrigged skiffs and the competitors
will be divided into three classes — novices,
juniors and contestants in the open hand
icap. For the last event six entries have
been received already— George Baker, F.
J. Sherry. W. O. Patch, T. R. Keenan,
C. M. Farrell and L. D. Weinand. A. W.
Pape, single shell champion of the club
and of the Pacific Coast, will not pull
in the handicap race, so that It becomes
more open. Several of the scullers were
out last Sunday practicing in the out
rigged skiffs, carefully abstaining from
displaying any speed which might cau«e
the handicappers to give them less start.
F. Curry, J. W. A. Donovan
and J. P. Gallagher, in addition to those
already named, are practicing for the
event.- It is expected that about a dozen
will enter for. the junior race and at least
half that number for the open race.* From
twelve to fifteen preliminary heats will
be necessary before the finals are reached.
As the club has only a small number of
outrigged skiffs the preliminary heats will
take up a considerable time, and for this
reason the entries will close on Sunday,
On the last Sunday in October or early
in November there will be barge races
between crews selected by , the following
captains— Ge<jrge Baker, W. O. Patch, T.
R. Dlxon and Alex W. Pape. The cap
tains will draw numbers from a -hat and
the one who gets first choice on the open-
Ing round will get last choice on the next
round, thelr-intention being to make the
crews as nearly equal as possible and
so Insure good racing. The annual la
dies' day will beOield at the North Beach
clubhouse on the first Sunday after elec
tion-' day. ¦ '
To-morrow the Dolphins will engage in
a game of baseball at Fort Mason. The
active team will consist of CM. Far
rell (captain), F. Curry, W. L. Bush,
F. Selbel, W. O. Patch, T. J. Kennedy,
T. R. Dixon, Leo Weidand and~F7 W.
Woerner. The North Beach nine of non
active members is made up of J. J. Lynch
(captain), C. Michel, P. Freudenburg, J.
Freudenburg. W. A. Donovan, A. Nevrau
mont, J. Reimers, Val Kehrlein and H.
Perazzi. - ,
At a meeting of the Olympic Boat Club
held early in the .week at the clubhouse
on Post street S. J. Pembroke's resigna
tion as captain was accepted. For the
present no one was selected to fill the va
cancy, W. B. Goodwin being in charge of
the crews. . George James, George Dins
more and W. B. Goodwin were appointed
a committee to make arrangements i for
an open regatta to be held in Belvedere
Cove on October 13. There will.be junior
and Intermediate barge races and an out
rigged ' skin* race. The following new
members have recently been elected to
the club: Philip Martin, , J. W. Martin,
V. C. Duckett, F. P. Hopper Jr., S. M.
Anderson, H. Masterson, Stewart Dunbar
ar.d F. C. BeaU, - .- - .
I tany members of the South End Row
ing Club were at the boathouse last Sun
day, among those -who took visitors out
for a row being T. I. Fitzpatrick, J.
O Brien, J. Lyons and J. Walsh. Charles
Jenkins, K. Cashman, J. Marsh and E.
Wolf pulled around to -the Dolphin boat
house in the barge South End and- A.
Hennessey • sculled to the Union Iron
Works and back" in an butrlgged skiff.
CHAMPION SCULLERS ARE IN TRAINING FOR MATCH RACES
But If you do play poker we have the
T r Mi C Mi 8 ili t \owest prices.- Sanborn^
Vail & Co., 741 Market street. • -•>
There are 3U3 new casea at. insanity in
Berlin every year. A new asylum in un
der . construction and the Tageblatt says
two more ought to be begun at once.
E. H. Jacobs was arrested at Santa Ma
ria Thursday by Game Warden Morris
for killing a doe. The offender was taken
before Justice of the Peace Morris of San
ta Maria, who fined him $25.
Pays $25 for Killing Doe.
The Union Gun Club willclose the trap
shooting season to-morrow on the Ingle
side grounds. There will be a number of
features, among them a 100-bird race for
the Phil Bekeart trophy and a merchan
Last Trapshoot a^Ingleside.
Analyzing Samples of Bread
City Chemist Green has secured four
tern samples . of ~,bread,~*.which it "is al
lrgfd contain alum; '-tor'.' the- purpose of
making chemical analyses thereof. The
Begird of Health has also ordered analy
ses of the water furnished to public !
schools. Grain has a number of samples'
In his laboratory, for. purposes of.investi
The match between the .Alameda and
Sacramento teams, set down on the sched
ule of the California - Cricket Association
for • to-morrow, will not ' be 'played, the
latter, club having: withdrawn from all Its
engagements during the present season
To fill : up the ; gap and give the locai
cricketers a game, a match has been ar
ranged between the Pacific , Cricket Club
and a team of veterans, gathered by A E
Acklom. The Pacific representatives will
be chosen from the following named:
• " F. Bennion, E. H. M. Lannowe, T. W. Tetley
T.-J. A. Tiedemana, V. P. Sollom, O. S. Me!
Callum, W. Jamieson, D. Jamieson, A. W
Team of Graybeards to Try Strength
Against the Champions on
Fishing and Hunting at Lake Tahoe.
Commencing to-day the Southern Pacifl-s
will make special hunters* and fisher
men's rates of $8 50 to Lake Tahoe and re
turn, including trip around the lake.
These tickets will.be sold every. Tuesday
and Friday until further notice, good for
seven days and on all trains except Over
/"" TO ESSAY OLD GAME
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals held yesterday Secretary Hol
brook's report showed that during the
last month the officers of the charity have
investigated 247 cases of alleged cruelty
There were 507 animals involved, of which
238 were, afforded relief.
Much Cruelty Is Stopped.
The engagement of Henry Peterson as
coach for the members of the University
of California Boating Association has
produced much enthusiasm among the un
dergraduates. He is busy selecting the
crews which are to represent the various
classes In the class regatta. -The senior
class will be represented by Captain
Smith, Harley, Kelly and one other not
yet : chosen. The junior crew will be
made up of Captain White, Bunnell
Roadhouse and one other. The sopho
more crew consists of Captain Anloff
Grindley, Hackley and a fourth man not
yet picked. George F. Jones will be caD
tain of the freshmen crew and has near
ly a dozen men to choose from. From the
best men in the class .crews will b«
picked the crews to represent the Uni
versity of California in the regattas in
IT. of C. Boating Association.
J. B. Rawlings, attorney for the strik
ers, arrived in this city yesterday morn
ing and went to the. headquarters of the
Sailors Union on East street, where hp
entered into . conference with the leadpr<T
Legal proceedings will be. begun to force
the packers to pay according -to the
Nushagak -> agreement at the rate of I
cents per fish. ..'.-_¦ ¦ Ui *
Members of th$ Sailors' Union employed
as fishermen In the Alaskan waters were
posted as pickets yesterday around the
appraiser's building for the purpose of
preventing sailors of the ship M.' P.
Grace from going to the United States
Shipping Commissioner's office and receiv
ing their pay. United States' Shipping
Commissioner Bassett hag; decided thu
the sailors must be paid according to the
articles they signed at the beginning of
the voyage at the rate of 2 cents per sal
mon. The union demands 3 cents ner sal
mon, an agreement which they induced
the cannery superintendents to make dur
ing the recent fishermen's strike at Nush
Sailers' Union Places Pickets Around
Appraiser's Building to Keep
Non-Conformists Away. '
SALMON FISHERS DEMAND
A BETTER BATE OF WAGES
BRANDON, Manitoba, Sept.
Thomas Law,. of the milling, firm of Al
exander & Law Bros., and Miss Sherwin,
a society favorite, shot two prairie chick
ens on the farm of L. Rowe, twelve miles
from here. This so enraged Rowe that he
fired twice at the hunters, shooting Miss
Sherwin in the stomach and Law in the
knee. Rowe ran home and swallowed the
contents of a bottle of poison, dying in a
few minutes. Miss Sherwin is not likely
to recover. .
man and Then Commits
Farmer Opens Fire on Man and "Wo-
SHOOTS THE HUNTERS
OE PBAIBIE CHICKENS
J. A. Pari3er, James Watt and C. B.
Hollywood will try for bass to-morrow; .
Af Cumminga and Mr. Church caught
fourteen small baas near Petaluma some
days since. HjSjNBaBK-
Floyd Judah has returned from a two
weeks' trip to Klamath Hot Springs. - Aa
secured .two bucks, one a four-pointer
weighing 175 pounds. The other . • a
forked horn. Mr. Judah and L. A. Wash
burn went ten miles up Shovel Creek and
enjoyed great angling. He caught " 111
brook trout, averaging from seven to
eleven Inches, in two hours. It was on
the return journey he secured the forked
horn, which crossed his path at an ODDor
Sam Well3 caught a sixteen-pound
striped bass in Lake Merrttt • some days
Howard Vernon caught five bass at Saa
Pablo on Thursday. » -
Jeff Wells has returned frota the
Truckee River, where he spent several
months angling for trout and health. • ¦ '
John Butler, left last night, for Eel River
in quest of steelheads. John Gallagher,
Dr. and* Mrs. Bull . of Alameda, • Frank
Maskey and other enthusiasts are already
on the river. ...
The Commissioners hope te secure 303, ¦
COO brook trout from Castle Lake and the
streams about Sissons. It has been found
that no other species of trout Is so well
adapted to the small meadow streams in
all the valleys of the Sierra range.
Streams that are too small for rainbow
are especially adapted to the needs of t&e
Eastern brook trout. They are' a game
and a beautiful fish. The Commlagionera
will hereafter devote considerable atten
tion to their propagation. - - -•-- "v-.
The distribution of black bass is going
qn. Deputies M. L. Cross and W. B. Hunt
made tive successful plants during the
wejk. The fish were taken from a small
reservoir near Folsom. Last Sunday the
deputies took 130 and on" Monday ISO with
spoon and fly. They ranged in size, from
four to eight inches. It was intended to
seine for them, but the conditions were
unfavorable. None were injured in the
A desirable sito for a hatchery Mas been
located and great results are 'expected.
It is intended to increase tha number oX
these fish in the Truckee and In addition
to have an increased supply of Irainbow
eggs for the rest ¦ of the State. These
trout are found to be the best ' for the
large, turbulent streams.
*Tr»HE California Fiah Commission had
| entered into an agreement with, Ne
* vada officials under which they are
to take rainbow trout spawn on the
Truckee River near Verdi.
Last week Commodore Sydney S. Mar*
shallot the California Yacht Club Invited
Queen Tot of the Alameda water carnival
to 1 be present at the launching of a
miniature. full-rigged ship built by Frank
Reinhold, who sailed in her. to the tidal
carnival. She was christened Queen
Tot I and is only twenty feet long, with
a beam of five feet. Commodore Mar
shall, who is chairman of the aquatic
committee of .the ¦ Alameda carnival, has
been smothered in work 'lately, but feels
compensated for his labors by the great
success of the aquatic display on Wednes
day night. ... .
; Next Saturday, September 27, there will
be a reception and entertainment at the
clubhouse of the San Francisco Yacht
Club in . Sausalito for * members of the
Corinthian, California and Vallejo Yacht
clubs. The committee of arrangements
consists of Commodore R. S. Bridgman,
Vice Commodore A. C. Lee, Secretary W
M. Edgell, Dr. T. L. Hill/W. G. Morrow,
Eugene Levy^Emil A. Dein^and. R: w.
Mason. Dr. . T. L. Hill will officiate * as
master ~ of ceremonies. A ' circular has
been Issued to the members of the club
requesting 1 them to.be in attendance ana
informing them of "the entertainment in
store. The evening will be opened with
remarks from ex-Commodore I. , Gutte
one of the oldest and best-known support
ers of the dub. -He will be followed by
A. J. Treat,/ who will discourse . of side
board yachts and other nautical matters.
California Yacht clubs. Many of
the boats of the San Francisco and
Corinthian fleets will sail in the upper
bay, the tide, which is high at 1:30 p. m.,
serving well for a cruise up to Paradise
Cove, Marin Islands or McNear's Land
ing. The- yacht owners of the California
Club will be busy in. bringing. their craft
back from the tidal canal, where they
have been moored since last Sunday even
ing 'for the Alameda aquatic carnival.
Vice Commodore A; C. Lee's sloop Sur
prise and the sloop Cygnus, owned by
Dr. T. L. Hill, but chartered by Lester
Hammersmith, took part' in the celebra
tion in the tidal canal, as also did W.. M.
Edgell's launch " Imp. The Park street
bridge will be opened at 9 o'clock to-mor
row morning for the purpose of letting
the yachts out.v Last Sunday, the bridge,
which was to have been opened at 3:30 p.
m. to admit the yachts into the tidal
canal, was not opened till nearly 8 o'clock,
and most of the yacht-owners were kept
on board till nearly midnight. Dr. H. A.
Spencer's schooner Muriel and the sloop
Papoose of the South Bay Yacht Club
came up from Alviso en Monday after
noon and being unable to pass the bridge
Into the tidal canal, have been lying at
anchor off the clubhouse of the California
Yacht Club. ¦¦>¦:¦¦
TO-DAY and to-morrow are open
dates on the programmes of the
San Francisco, : Corinthian and
TO SPREAD SAILS
ON UPPER BAY
T. W. Blackbane, secretary of the Burns
Valley Cricket Club in Lake County has
written expressing the willingness of the
cricketerB around Lower Lake to receive
a visit from a team of San Francisco play
ers at any convenient date before the end
of the season. As no public holiday oc
curs until the month of November it is
hardly likely that a team can be made nn
to visit Lake County this year.
With regard to the match set down on
the programme between yuameda and
Santa Cruz at the latter plaV on Septem
ber 28, it does not seem quK<? certain that
the Alameda Club will be able to get a
team together, interest In the game hav
ing seriously declined since the chance of
winning the championship pennant of the
season disappeared. The Santa Clara men.
will, however, it is said, be ready to meet,
a combined team * of local cricketers on"
the date set for the match against the
Alameda Club. -
The suggestion has been made In some
quarters that the Pacific Club, as winner
of the championship of 1902, should play
a match against all comers. But, as the
Pacific team would be without the ser
vices of its crack bowler, B. Kortlang,
who is now in Australia, and would prob
ably not have those of-C. P. Coles and
John Myers, ¦ while the -all-comers' team
would Include Harold B. Richardson E,
J. Stratton, E. G. Sloman and the pick
of the Alameda Club, the contest would
scarcely be a fair one. It is likely that a
return match between the counties of San
Francisco and Alameda will be .played on
some open dale, as the contest last Sun
day proved remarkably close, the Ala
meda County team having- four runs to
make when the last batsman went to the
Wilding:, J. Hopklnson and H. W. Storrs. The
veteran team will be chosen from the follow
ing: Henry Ward Sr., J. H. Harbour, E. G.
Sloman, C. Banner, A. W. Wilding, R. Rooker,
W. H. McNaughton, A. E. Acklom. A. S. Rey
nolds, T. W. Tetley. A. E. Aitken, J. Purdy,
D. Hearfleld and E. Hood.
Though only seven yachts took part in
the San Francisco Yacht Club race from
Vallejo last Sunday, the event was very
interesting and the > finish off the club
house at Sausalito was really exciting.
Five of the six boats that completed the
course finished within^ a space of ten
minutes, the flagship Thetis beating the
sloop Queen by fifty-five minutes actual
sailing time and capturing third prize.
The Challenger, which conceded time al
lowances of fifteen to sixty-five minutes to
the other boats, .ran into a calm spot on
the way ' down and stood too far over to
the Marin shore at San-Pablo Bay. She
finished more than three-quarters of an
hour ahead of the rest of the boats, but
lost first place on time allowance to the
yawl Royal, which did remarkably well
being: sailed by C.-F. Austin. In the Ala
meda aquatic carnival the prizes for the
best decorated craft were awarded as fol
lows : Yachts— Sloop Thelma, first prize
and sloop Hope fecend prize. Launches-
Victor first, and W. M. Edgell's Imp sec
ond. Small boats»-Royal firsthand Queen
Tot I, second. •
On Sunday, September 28, the combined
fleets of the San Francisco, Corinthian
and California clubs will cruise outside
the heads, the tide running out till 2:51
p. m. on that day.
R. W. Mason will render some coon songs
and there will be a boxing match between
W. M. Edgell, the biggest man in the
club, and Andy Westwater, one of the
smallest. After a song from Dan Feder,
Dr. T. L. Hill will give A. recitation. A.
C. Ayers will ; tell stories and sing <ind
songs will be rendered by Mel Furst and
R. V. Smith. A. Hirsch will be heard in
a piano solo and A. Hirach Jr. in a. zither
solo. W. M. Edgell, having recovered
from the pommeling of Andy Westwater,
will sing, and will be followed by Presti
digitator McDonald. A mandolin solo will
be given by Robert Escamllla and songs
and stories by D. Mahoney. Sid Cavill,
the ' swimming instructor , of the Olympic
Club, will 'tell stories and sing coster
6ongs and William McBain of the Cali
fornia Yacht Club will be heard in a
cornet solo. Captain Leale of the steamer
Caroline wMl probably be on hand, and
Professor Mienling of the Olympic Club
will -bring over a few tumblers and
CRACK SCULLERS OF ALAMEDA BOAT CLUB WHO ARE TO MEET DOLPHIN MEN IN MATCH RACES I
In the afternoon of the same day a
sweepstakes tournament was played over
eighteen holes and was won by H C
Golcher with a score of 84, less 6—78- s'
L. Abbot Jr. being second with 86, less
4—82. Warren Gregory's score was 44, 48
total 92, less 6-86, and Hugh Blackman's
was 52, 55, total 107, less 10—97. Captain
D. J. Rumbaugh, handicap 6, C. F. Mul
lins, handicap 10, and H. M. Hoyt, plus
4, make no returns.
A prize of six golf balls to any com
petitor making the last hole in four
strokes was won by S. W. Cheyney. Cap
tain D. J. Rumbaugh and Rolla V. Watt,
having tied for first place, will play off
the tie, the winner taking first prize and
the loser capturing second. -The prizes
are a silver mounted cutglass decanter
and a silver ash tray, decorated with golf
balls and clubs.
Captain D. J. Rumbauxh, handicap 6, - 1
down; Rolla V. Watt, handicap 1«, l down;
John R. Clark, handicap 6, 2 down; Chauncey
R. Wlnslow. .handicap 7, 6 down; Thomas Us
McConkey, handicap i, 5 down; H. C. Golcher,
handicap 4, 5 down; Charles Page, handicap 6
B down; S. L. Abbot Jr., handicap 3, « down;
Henry M. Hoyt, handicap 3, 0 down; Warren
Gregory, handicap 4, 7 down; Hugh Blackmail
handicap 7. 8 down; A. C. Bingham, handicap
i, 0 down; Balfour D. Adamsori, scratch, tf
down; G. T. Perkins, handicap 8, 9 down; Ber
nard Faymonville, handicap 12, 10 down; E A
Millar, handicap 10, 12 down; Andrew Carri
6:an, handicap 8, 12 down; \v. H. La Boyteaux
handicap C. 12 down; C. F. Mulllns, handicap
'.13 down. Other entries were Reginald
White, handicap 10; William Watkin, handicap
12; R. I. Bentley, handicap 10; A. M. Shields,
handicap 10; W. F. George, handicap 8; P.
McG. McBean, handicap 10, and Sam W. Chey
As the golf season at San Rafael nears
an end, that in San Francisco is about to
begin. Nearly thirty members of the San
Francisco Golf Club played in an eighteen
hole handicap against bogie on Admis
sion day. The following scores were re
Last . Saturday the" final round of 4 the
competition for the club trophy, which Is
emblematic of the men's match play
championship of the San Rafael Golf
Club, took place on the links in Happy
Valley. E. J. Hooper defeated Carlton
Curtis, 2 up, over thirty-six holes. The
match was a very close and interesting
one, being in doubt until the last hole had
will be a percentage competition, the
conditions of which have not yet been an
TO-DAY is a blank day. on the sched
ule of the San Rafael Golf Club, but
next Saturday, September 27, there
Preliminary round — F. Webster and G.
Flnkenstedt (15 and 2-6) vs. J. A. Code and
Kenneth Marr (% of 15) ; E. M. Hibbert and
G. Cummings (15 and 1-C) vs. CharlCs Dunlap
and Harry Routh (owe 2-6 of 15) ; H. Hotch
kiss and Marius Hotchkiss (Scratch) vs. H.
Long and L. Swletzer (15 and 2-6) ; E. H.
Clear and Clarence Coleman (^ 7 of 30), vs.
G. Janes and C. Griffin (% of 15); C. -Foley
and B. Saunders (15) vs. T. R. Scoon and F.
J. Shoeneman\(30); S. H. Routh and partner
vs. C. C. Sayre and L. Gunst (15 and 4-6): R.
N. Whitney aud "Will Allen (owe 15) vs. E. M.
Twlggs and A: McFarland (IB and 2-6) ; N.
Ambrose and Miller Hotchkiss (15) vs.* S.
Lewis and H. A. Turner (30).
First round— L. D. Roberts and E. F. Lle
lach (15 and 2-6) vs. C. Smith and H. Wiehe
(owe 2-6 of 15); T. D. Black and J. F. Brady
(18 and 1-6) vs. H. Sellar and H. Getz (30)-
G. W. Flntch and W. C. Duncan '(% of 15)
vs. F. Sherwood and E. P. Flnnegan (15) ; R.
Clinch and L. McKay (15) vs. G. Lytton and
S. Gaynees (% of 30).
The trophies for the event are two sil
ver cups, to be won three times. They
have been won once by Routh and Dun
The lady players of the park will hold a
tournament next Friday afternoon. It
will probably be a handicap singles
Many of the park players are joining
the California Tennis GJub. This means
come good players will be developed dur
ing the next year. .
The California Club will hold its annual
election of officers next week.
silver challenge cups on the public
courts to-morrow. The first event of the
kind was won by Harry Routh and
Charles Dunlap, the scratch team*. In to
morrow's event there will be two crack
teams entered from the California Tennis
Club. They are Robert Whitney and Will
Allen and Chester Smith and Harry
Wiehe. The former will be the most
heavily handicapped team In the tourna
ment, while the latter will play on even
terms with Routh and Dunlap. Whitney
and Allen will be placed "15" behind
scratch, while the other two teams wiil
"owe two-sixths, of 15." The other teams
will receive handicaps in accordance with
their ability and experience. The "sixth"
system of handicapping will be used. All
matches except the finals will consist of
two sets out of three, finals three sets
out of- five. The' drawing for places re
sulted as follows:
THE park tennis players will hold
the second of a series of handicap
doubles tournaments for the two
TO COMPETE IN
DAYS ON LINKS
The sport at Union Park this after
noon will commence upon the arrival of
the 1 o'clock train. The first round of a
L4-dog stake will form the card. A 20
dog special stake with a consolation and
the remainder of the reserve stake will
form to-morrow's card. The likely win
ners look to be:
Special stake-^Haphazard, Musket, Jingle
Hells, Cloudburst, Sisquoe, Silver Cloud, Tralee
Hoy, Gambit, Palo Alto and Chicago Boy.
Reserve etake — Aeneas, Haiiean Gladys,
ProiKetheup, Master Whalen, Lily Wright,
Charming Thought. Miss Shirley, Mose, Regal
Attire, May Hempstead, Toronto. Gold Hlli,
Miss "Bruiiiniel, Martha Washington, Wedge
w.vod, Hor.es?t John, Major ' Mason. Matter
Rochet. KlJsta. FannSs Hughle. IJiack Bart.
Kull Moon. White Hat. Doreen, Harvey m'
Can't Tell ar.d Tilvuicn. - •
As registered stock is so plentiful
throughout the coast, It was decided to
bar from competition all except pedigreed
greyhounds hereafter. For some time
paet dogs without pedigrees have been
allowed to run in the country parks. They
will' be denied this privilege hereafter.
The request of the Montana Coursing
Club that the committee assume Juris
diction over the sport in Montana was
denied. Th« club was advised to join the
American Coursing Board. Failing to do
this, the Montana dogs will be barred
from competition here.
In order to fix a standard, the Califor
r.ia Coursing Committee at its meeting
Thursday night decided that wltchhazel
used by trainers when rubbing down their
dogs must not contain more than 25 per
The following statistics concerning Eu
gene Geary's greyhound Palo Alto, the
greatest son of Emin Pasha, show what
a wonderful dog he is: Since January,
1300, he has won a total of $4343 50. He
won eighteen stakes and finished second
ten times. In all he started in 244 courses.
winning 207. To win each stake required
him to run about six times. He won one
puppy stake, seven champion stakes,
three 128-dog stakes, one 120-dog stake,
one €0-dog stake, one C4-dog stake and
four special stakes. His victories includ
ed the ladies' day championship stake and
the California plate.
The greatest number of times any dog
started in England was Kilkenny Boy.
104 times. Of these he won 64 courses and
Coursing 'will be inaugurated In the new
park at Los Angeles on the 2Sth lnst.
The field is pronounced an excellent one.
The Messrs. Fawcett's greyhound Fiery
Furnace is the favorite sire in England.
His son, Farndon Ferry, winner of the
Waterloo last February, is considered the
fastest dog in the world. He has never been
Jed to the hare. His blood in this country
Is represented by George MacE. Mal
colm's Fine Fire, he being Farndon
Real Article, a son of Firm Friend, and
considered the fastest greyhound in the
Pasha Kennels, is in a fair way to enow
his true form. He was sent East last
year and since then, after running one
course, he would invariably 'go lame. It
•was thought there was some foreign sub
stance in the leg and an operation was
performed some weeks since. This proved
unsuccessful and a second one was per
formed some da£s since.
This time the seat of the trouble was
located. It proved to be a piece of wood
an inch and a quarter long, which had
¦worked its way up along the bone. The
hound recovered rapidly from the effects
of the operations and Is on the high road
The latest volume of the English Stud
book shows some interesting statistics
when compared with American figures. In
England last year there were 973 litters of
greyhounds, as against 125 in America,
or nearly eight times as many. The dis
parity in the number of registrations is
not so great, the English figures being
2597 to 1000 in America. The explanation
of this is that in England they raise only
an average of three out of every ten pup
pies. They destroy all that are not prom
The club adds $3400 to the purse, making
the total value *66u0. In the division of
the prizes fifty of the sixty-iour dogs en
tered will receive a share of the money.
The entry fee is 550. Of this $10 is to be
paid October 1 and the balance on the
night of the draw. There will be a con
solation stake for dogs beaten in the first
round. There will aiso be special prize
money for the dogs beaten in the first
round of the consolation stake by the
\rtnner. and by the runner-up. The com
mittee having the meeting in charge con
sists of J. L. Ross, chairman; L. F. Bar
tels, C. Chiarini, C. C. Griswold and
George MacE. Malcolm.
The members of the committee ap
pointed by the Interstate Coursing Club
to take charge of the eighth annual re
newal of the John Grace Challenge Oup
stake are elated at their success. The
stake will be decided at Union Coursing
Park on October lb and 19. There are few
nominations left out of the sixty-four, to
which the event is limited.*
In addition to the best of the Futurity
candidates there are other eligibles.
Among these are T. J. Cronin's Musket,
A. McLeod's .Honey JIusk. Pepper Hill,
Maid of the Glen, Silver Heels and others.
At least twenty-four entries are expected.
As the your.g dogs which have made their
debut this season are well above the av
erage of recent years some great per
formances are expected.
/~^ LEVER young greyhounds of : the
C^ highest class will be seen in action
at Union Coursing: Park next Satur
day and Sunday In the junior cham
TO COURSE FOR
THE SAK Ffi AKC1S(CO CALli, gATtTRPAY; SEPTEMBER 20, 1 902; ?