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FROM DRAKE'S BAY
A Good Breeze Brings in
THE STIR AT SAUSALITO.
Sweet Summer Girls Flock to the
ALL EVES TO THE OFFING.
The Home-Coming of the Chispa, the
Ramona, the Jessie and
"Blowing too hard to go out. I wonder
how those Drakes Bay fellows are getting
Varney G. Gaskill. secretary of the Pa
cific Yacht Club, had just sauntered into
the clubhouse at Sausalito yesterday. His
big form was arrayed in all the nattiuess
of yachting trim and he swept the prospect
impatiently with a glass.
Tlie bay sparkled like a sea of diamonds,
but the wind blew half a gale at that early
hour and the club flag streamed before it
as if it were made of painted sheetirou.
Uut the Aggie got away all the same.
Her owners, the Wieland Bros., sent up
for kens, cold meats, salads, with sun
dry bottles of Minimi's and some extra
pale. Then the anchor was weighed, the
ttlieet loosened and away went the fastest
yacht in the local fleet.
The Lurline, which can beat her in
smooth water, lay idle, her dark, sharp
cut lines a' tract silhouetted against
the white caps of the bay beyond.
But despite tbe early morning breeze
there was destined to be quite a lot of life
at Sau-alito yesterday.
The quays and wharves backed by pic
turesque villas and the multitudinous sa
loons were s.ion swarming with animation
Later in the daj the four yachts which
had left for ikes Bay on Saturday re
turned under full sail. There were the
Chispa, the Romans, the Jessie and the
Sai pirn, and their home-coming was quite
The amateur fishermen forgot to watch
their float-, tlie ladies flocked to the San
Francisco Yacht Club's whart, and all
eves were turned to tlie offing, as one by
one tl-.e white-winged beauties gracefully
rounded lie point; bringing no to the wind
before the clubhouse aud dropped anchor.
Wonderful were the loads of human
frcghi brought over by the Bay City and
end San Rafael steamers. Upper and
lower decks were packed with all sorts
and conditions of men. There seemed to
be no limitation as to numbers or any
regard for safety. "The more the merrier,
I suppose," commented one good-natured
lady, who could not get a seat, but was
held in an upright position by the swaying
jam about iier. ,*_£;
There were all sorts. Earnest-browed
fishermen, who were only going to sit on
tlie wnarf and drop sinkers for deluded
shiners, were yet arrayed its the most
workmanlike old sit is of oilskins, overalls
and shocking had bats. That is supposed
to be three par's of the pleasure of amateur
fishing. Then there were the picnic
crowds, with their low-voiced, good
natured "boys," on the lookout for
"Chimmy" and "Maine," and naturally
Maine, with her magnificent high bat and
feather, \va_4 not tar off. There was a big
loreiiii//<:iety picnic, with a big Monte
negrin' i native costume, gay sash nnd
wh'j. .".sitts. red braided jacket, bleck
■■: • * . ./•■ U. Children titer*- were of all
ages, ai.d they were carefully looked after
in tbe press by hundreds of kindly eves
belonging to half as many self-coustituted
Chatter a.nd laughter! They were as
incessant frcm the upper decks as Irom
the lower. Only from above came the
dudes, escorting lovely summer girls in
the latest fashions, aud quiet business
men with their families, who line to sit
down and list to the music.
And so ihey poured out on to the
wharves where the open cars stood ready
to transport some to more northerly picnic
grounds Others set their faces in busses
or on foot toward Wildwood Glen, or to
private, little nooks upon which they had
But a still greater contingent spread
abroad along the water-front, intent upon
seeing the balloon ascent, or making a
pretense of luring the finny denizens sup
posed to know when Sunday comes, around
Bering that they are so shy.
Still, the boatmen thereabouts say that
bay-fishing is better this year than it has
been for years past. They tell of a man
named Johnson bringing In 100 pounds of
fish from Lime Point ami another Walto
nian, Joseelyn, almost coming un to that
catch. Yesterday they displayed several
big kingfish and quite large messes of
roefceod mid tomcuu secured off the
The smelt are not yet running well, but
are beginning to catch un, and reports of
big takes in that line may bo expected be
A: the San Francisco Yacht Clubhouse
things were pretty quiet. The four yachts
away meant quite a 'diminution in the
bustle that usually characterizes these
Loud complaints were heard among
cr.-tn • members and guests who had at
tended the bop even by the club on the
previous night. It seems that the officers,
or most of them, went off to Drakes Bay
and forgot all about the hop.XXX-X
"Wliy," •'aid one guest, "there was only
Secretary Reed, ana he merely stayed for
a few minutes. We had no host at all. It
was just go-as-you-please, with the honors
done by the Japanese doorkeeper and
Steward Dexter. Of course we had ago d
time, but whoever heard of a party with
out any hosts. Then there was to have
been a tug to take us back, but no tug ap
peared. Some of us went back in the
club's steam launch, and I don't know
whit the rest did."
A member of the rlub explained that the
matter was an oversight and that leaving
the' entire clubhouse at the disposal ot the
guests was Intended to be an Arabian com
pliment of the most delicate order and by
no means a slur.
"Still, next lime." he added, "we are
going to have the officers and full com
mittee present. Our hops aro very popu
lar and we should be sorry to see their
popularity wane at all."
Down at the "Baron's" there was more
than the usual ciowd. The Baton has
got a new attraction.
The other day the two Wielands were
nt his place and were gently joshing the
Baron over his bar.
"I've got something here 1 don't think
you've seen, gentlemen," remarked the
Baron during a lull. |
"What is it?" queried the gentlemen,
thinking it might be a new invention for
keeping fat ladies afloat in the Baron's
"It's the prettiest thing you ever see.
gentlemen ; it's a panorama," explained
the titled host.
"Panorama! Cyclorama you mean,"
said Albert Wieland.
"No, sir, it's a panorama, and only a
quarter of a dollar a peep, neither!" was
"Here's my quarter," quickly said ono
the brothers, aud "Here's mine," said i he
other, chucking down some silver on the
mahogany. "Jet us nave a peep at your
The Baron carefully Impounded the
coin, ana turning around pulled a curtain
trom before a uew window whicb he jus:
had cut behind the bar.
"There, gentlemen," be exclaimed, wav
ing bis knotty Soger toward th- radian!
s-ene of bay and shore without, "don't you
think my panorama is worth a quarter?"
Tbe Wielauds acknowledged tbat the
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"HERE THEY COME!" THE RETURN OF THE YACHTS FROM DRAKE'S BAY. AS VIEWED FROM THE WHARF OF THE SAN FRANCISCO YACHT CLUB.
(From n Sketch Jlmlo on the tijiot Yesterday Afternoon by a "Call" Artist.)
joke was on them tiffs time, and compli- 1
mented the Baron on his new scheme for
helping to pay for the improvements at
his popular place.
There is not much in prospect before
the yachtsmen just now. Count Festetics i
is building a schooner-yacht, but it is said
that hi- means to make n trip round the
world in her. J. V. Coleman's vessel, the
Miranda, is still in the East, but already
curiosity as to her capabilities has been
awakened. When she arrives on this coast
she may be the means of stirring up some
racing enthusiasm and lead to the ex
change of some interesting cartels of de- I
The Corinthians nt Point Tiburon j
showed much more activity yesterday than
their nautical brethren at Sausalito. Quite I
a number of the .members were out in I
their yachts, and parties were the order of
the day. The club lias the advantage of !
voting blood, and dues not at all object to j
a capful) of wind.
A number of yachtsmen were discussing
yesterday the inn ortanceof having proper
wood in boat-building.
"The trouble with the boat; built here,"
said one of them, "is that the wood is not
seasoned. If the truth were known this is
half the cause of all tho capsizes you
hear of. Now, iv the East, every spar
and plank put into a boat is old, seasoned
wood. The wood is dressed nnd then sea
soned by a time process, which renders it
perfectly reliable. Two boats may appear j
twins, and yet in the water one will be j
liable to capsize and the other will swim j
in any sea. The reason, nine times out of I
ten, is the woo being seasone i in tho one
case and noil seasoned, or only partially
seasoned, in the other."
Pistols have been brandished of late in
the idyllic little town of Sausalito. The
causes are somewhat obscure, but of course
there Is a lady in it and yachtsmen are con
The story, however, does not appear to
be a love tale — very far from it.
It seems that last winter one John Hub
bard, a contractor, appeared upon the
scene and started in to put up a residence
in Hurricane gulch. There was a lovely
widow who saw the bouse in its incom
plete state, fell in love with it and offered
to buy it. Hubbard accepted the offer,
gave the widow possession and started in
to nut ud another house and also do some
repairs elsewhere with the money for the
Everything was lovely. The widow had
paid for her house, as the contractor
thought, with a note, secured by a mort- |
gage on the house. But when he came to !
look for the note he could not find it. He
had the mortgage ail right but no note. Ho
went to the widow, but she knew nothing
about it, only blandly paying the interest
on the money. '
Hubbard was in a quandary. Attorneys
have been employed and pistols ate said
to have been shaken in faces. Millmen |
who bave supplied Hubbard with mate
rials and plasterers and plumbers who
have done work for him are demanding
their money. lie refers them to the
widow, who in turn demands the missing
Last Saturday the distracted Hubbard
eot out a search warrant, and ransacked
the lady's house for the note, but without
There is now an armed deadlock, which
is exciting much interest among all tbe j
residents of water-front Sausalito. 'Hur- j
ricane Gulch is right in among the yachts- [
men and mariners, and they are watching i
to see how the cat will jump.
In the meantime the lovely widow sits
in her beleaguered castle in Hurricane
Gulch, perfectly calm amid the storms
raging around her. She is in possession.
She will wait for the man to present the
note before she pays it. Like Mariana in
her moated grange she looks for the man I
Willi the note, and daily, like Mariana, i
"lie cometh not," she said. -
In fact, the widow seems to be mistres. :
of the situation in Sausalito at present, as
she generally is everywhere. "
THE VALKYRIE WON.
She Was Fouled by the Whirlwind
and Given First Place*
The second regatta of the Oakland .Navy
was held at Alameda Creek ■ yesterday
aftbrnoon. The race was over the regular
triangular course, and the boats did the
distance twice, making it a five-mile race.
First place . was taken by F. E. Berier
with the canoe Valkyrie. The Valkyrie
finished second, but on the first round of
the stake she was fouled 1 by Edward A.
vim Schmidt's lateen, the Whirlwind, and
was given first place in the race. &£3M
The day was a suberb one for sailing, <
and a good, stiff breeze was' blowing all
the time that the trim little vessels were
flying around the course.
There were fourteen entries. They
were the canoe Gnat, George A. Warder,
O. C. C; canoe Valkyrie, F.E. Berier, O.
C. C; cat Maud. Norman Huff. C. 8.C. ;
sloop Zephyr, P. C<duc, O. C. C. ; canoe
Vitesse, A.Marx, O. C. C.:_ canoe yawl
Amalia, W. Leichter, •C. B. C. ; plunger
Jennie, John Peterson, C. 8.C. ; plunger
Star, Jul«s Hartman. A. B. and S. C. ;
plunger Favorite. Jules Hartman; plunger
Maud. Jules Hartman ; sloop Aurora, Cap
tain Hansen, A. B. and S. C. ; canoe Dart,
H. C. Olson; lateen Whirlwind, Ed A.
yon Schmidt, and sloop Dart, Cook.
C. Y. C. _. X.
The boats started well and the race was
Interesting throughout. ' . '
"Marx was unfortunate ..with . his. little
canoe, the Vitesse, and capsized before the
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO; MONDAY JUNE 5, 1893.
race was scarcely half done. He accom
plished the same feat at the regatta in
After rounding the stake for the second
go over the course the boats began to draw
away from each oilier, and the winners
steadily forged ahead. The Valkyrie was
over a minute ahead when the turn was
made, but the Whirlwind fouled her and
kept the lead to the end.
'rise six leaders finished in the following
order: • .
First, Whirlwind. Tim«, 1:01 .OS.
Second, Valkyrie. Time, 1:04:42.
Third, Jennie. Time, 1:0(1:09.
Fourth. Gnat. Time, 1:07:40.
Fifth, Zephyr. Time, 1 :08:00.
Sixth, Dart. Time. 1:11:33.
The judges were McKislck, Byrne. Xorris
THE BRONZE YACHT.
Defender of the New York Syndicate
Centerboard Cup. ,
There must be the admission, after be
comins acquainted with certain facts, that
at least the representative members of the
syndicates building the New York cup de
fenders are doing all in their power to
turn out yachts befitting the very important
occasion for which they were ordered, says
a Herald writer. The attention given the
Colonia, in charge of Archibald Rogers,
was detailed at length some time ago, and
the conclusion was that the boat was in.
proper and capable, hands.
The Morgau-I-elln craft, also a
Hcrreshoff creation, is in proper and
capable bands. It is in charge of C.
Oliver Iselin, an enthusiastic and repre
sentative^ yachtsman, whose Tie 111 ing flag
has snapped defiantly and led to victory in
many glorious struggles. Mr. Iselin lives
at bis princely villa. All View, .New
Koclielle. ami a mere delightful place for a
residence cannot be easily* imagined, much
less named. Long Island Sound, like An
inland ocean, is at his feet, and the eye
for miles rests upon Its broad stret lies,
pronounced the grandest fur yacht-cruis
ing the world wide over.
Hero I met Mr. Iselin early one morning
recently, but before doing so had a hearty
shake of Snipper Hansen's honest flipper,
and was glad to note his good health and
to ascertain that it was pleasant sailing
with him.'. It is not necessary to add that
Hansen will be the skipper of the Morgan
lselin boat. 1 also had a good look at the
old racer Iroquois, chartered by Mr. Iselin
to drill the crew of bis new vessel. She
was anchored off his beautiful grounds, and
I also noticed in the cove, a ound which
you sweep over the macadamized road to
reach his villa, the comfortable coasting
schooner Mary A. Rice, on which Hansen's
crew live at night. Mr. Isellu's office is a
spacious apartment, and has a yachty ap
pearance. Models of boats are conspicu
ous, notably his famous single-sticker, the
steel 70-footer Titnnta— now the schooner
lingular — and the jib ami mainsail Miry
Emilia, the first boat he ever owned.
Yachting books, papers and magazines are
on and under the large center table, and
books on naval architecture anil kindred
subjects fill the cases, while his "yacht
armory" is in one corner, and thou with
■cheerful, rich and comfortable appoint
ments you may add a yellow-headed car
rot, and you have some idea of this yachts
man's i -flice.
Mr. Iselin knew what 1 came for and so
went to work in sailor fashion. He an
swered mv queries about the bronze Her
reshoff cup defender, which is likely to.
be, when finished, the costliest racing
yacht ever built, in the most unhesitating
manner. "Our boat," said be, "Is getting
along as well as can be expected and is
quite up to contract time. She will bo
launched on Wednesday, June 14. and un
Friday, June 30, we shall' make our first
trial with her. That, at least, is what -.-.<•
are looking forward to, and If the boat is
not ready at the latter date the Herres
hoff* will be the losers, as we have a for
feit clause in our. contract that Is pretty
severe. I am not a bit afraid that they
will allow themselves to be mulcted in this
way. So that is the news" about her
launching and trial dales."
The dimensions of tho boat are, or
rather they havo been designed to be, as
._.._. ■ Feet. Inches.
I. enijth on toad water line 85 oo
Length over all 12« oo
Kreartth «f libMni .; Vt* y y
Drsiii__.il. ot water J la 0
"And her type and construction aro" sat
isfactory. The Herreshoff. were not re
stricted in any sense in, her design. The
request anfl order were practically to to
on nnd do your best, and so. as the Rogers
boat was to be a keel pure and simple, the
-conclusion' was finally reached that our
craft should have a center-board. If there
is any failure it must fall on the designers
and builders. They have not been ham
pered in the slightest particular. In model
the boat is similar to the Rogers Keel, al
though there have been modifications made
because of her increased beam, the width
of the former being two feet less than that
of our vessel. The same likeness is no
ticed in . the body and lines, it being, in
fact, an out-and-out- Herreshoff boat, with
their modern characteristics of flat floors
and canoe form.". -■
"Her rig? Well, that will be larger than
any of the II rresheff boats, and I have no
hesitancy in saying that, to my mind, there
will be no trouble for her to carry it and
that well. , I bare never beard any good
reason advanced why she .shouldn't satis
factorily carry, it, as her Imam is quite
enough to steady matters. If sue shouldn't
carry it as desired, why, it can be cutdown
as required, though there Is no danger of
that contingency. Still, you can cut down
much easier than you can add on, at least
in this case.
"The boat will have a hollow boom, the
same as the Rogers yacht. She will b j
painted white above, the water line, and
below the Tobin bronze will be burnished.
We have dynamos now at the works
which are running emery wheels that are
easily moved along the body of the boat,
and the poll" bed mirrorlike surface that
results is perfect. 1 think it will be the
smoothest bottom ever seen on a yacht.
And now In the matter of Tobin bronze
fouling, I have for a long time b en mak
ing thfa necessary tests to enable me to
form some correct conclusion regarding
the material. These tests have been made
here, and copper was included to make the
required comparison. The result of my
observation is that Tobin bronze does not
foul any quicker than copper, which is em
inently satisfactory. So we shall likely
be able to keep a ptetly smooth bottom on
"In the matter of tho interior? Well,
that is pretty well given up to the crew.
The forecastle extends abaft the mas', and
there will be accommodations for thirty
men. Then comes the galley, next a large
sailroom about 20 feet long, and after that
rooms for the officers. - The saloon is next,
this being 25x13 feet, ami there will be four
berths in this. The companiou way fol
lows, on ono side of v. bleb there is a chart
room and on the other a toilet-room. Aft
the companion way is mv room. I simply
took what was left after the space de
manded for certain requirements had been
allotted. The joiner work is light as pos
sible, being pine, and there will bo no ef.
fort toward finish and appointments. The
Doat is to be a racer, and that tells tbe
"During her racing season I expect to
have with me the well-known amateurs;
E. A. Willard, Commodore W. Butler Dun
can Jr., N. Y. Y.C., and Herbert C. Leeds,
the la' ten f Boston, They are very handy
men and will take great interest in the
boat. 1 am sure that Mr. Willard has
much to do with the improvement of the
schooner Marguerite's speed, as he was a
frequent guest of Mr. Palmer, her recent
"Skipper Hansen has been here since
April '_'_ ami ',ne crew is being carefully
drilled. We have now twenty-two men
and I have chartered the Iroquois as a
school ship. It is serving its purpose
nicely. The men ate out every day on the
Iroquois, and when Mr. Carroll's Navahoe
ready I am going to take the yacht to the
eastward and we shall have another trial
with her. I have also chartered the coast
ing schooner which you see here at anchor
for use of the crew, there being a com
fortable house built on deck. Itis my
aim to give the crew all the practice that
they can have. I shall enter the Iroqouis in
the regatta of the Larchmont, Atlantic and
New York Yacht clubs, that the men as a
body may become accustomed to the-.ex
citement of racing. It will do them good.
There will lie thirty meu before the mast
on the new boat.
"In tbo matter of the name of the yacht
I am forced to confess that none has beeu
selected. Last Monday a meeting of the
syndicate was called for the purpose of
deciding this question, but only Mr. Bel
mont and myself responded to the sum
mons. The name must be chosen very
soon, as launching day is not far off.
"Neither have we made a decision re
garding the distinguishing signal, flag of
the boat. That shall also be dune soon."
"And you like your boat?"
"Yes, I like. her. and of course it is
human nature to hope that she may be the
lucky boat. But I do sincerely hope that
one of the New York craft will be the win
ner of the trial races, that she maybe
selected as the defender of the cup, simply
because lhev are good, wholesome vessels.
They are a desirable type of yachts, which
indorsement I am compelled to withhold
from the fin keels. I hardly think that the
owners of the latter or anybody else
would care to tako a trip sucli as Mr. Car
roll will in hi* Navahoe in either of them.
-•.'About the Navahoe? She is a good
boat, and will bo fast. Mr. ..Carroll's
troubles are likely to occur with any new
yacht, and being suscepiible of remedy we
should wait and note their result before
"The -ails of the bronze boat will be of
sea Island cotton, the same as those of the
Colonia and the Navahoe, hut they are not
being made in Boston, ns Wilson of New
York, lias them in hand." '
-■Siui standing in the doorway of All
View, with an occasional glance at the
Iroquois and Mary A. Rice. I, took my de
parture just as Sa Imaker Wilson drove up,
fully satisfied that the bronze cup defender
is in proper and capable bands.. -/
Although the Scotch cutter Caliuna,
built to meet the American yacht Navahoe
and to successfully defund the Capo, May
and Brentnn Reel cups, lias not particu
larly distinguished herself in her Initial
r eer, she Is attracting great attention from
English yachtsmen and much is expected
of her. Peter Donaldson, a Glasgow mer
chant, is at the head of the syndicate by
which she Is owned, and he is giving the
yacht much of his time. He is earnest, in
telligent and experienced, so that it | must
be only a short lime before she is heard
from iv the most decided way. .
The Caliuna was at Kingstown on the
13th fust., just before v leaving * for :. the
Thames, and attracted a large crowd.
"S c has a stem of the .Viking type, like
the. fashionable races of last year," one
account says, "and In • this respect resem
bles the Britannia. ..She, has -a crew of
twenty-six, all told, and, as already an
nounced, is in charge of A. H "garth, who
has gained his racing experience iv the
ten-raters Yvonne and Yseult."
REDDY RODE WELL
Off in Accent, but Great
on a Wheel.
THE DAY AT CENTRAL PARK.
Wheelmen Journey From All Parts
. of the State to Try the Bay
City's Speed Track.
" 'Ello! HI say. Maister Whltmo'. don't
you think it's a bit doingerous to roid
those curves on the lnwe' bond when the
wynd is blowin' a bit 'ard?"
It was Mr. Reddy, a recent arrival from
Lancashire, England, who thus addressed
the president of the Bay City Wheelmen
yesterday at Central Park.
Mr. Reddy was dressed in ono of the
latest English- outing suits, composed of
Scotch tweed, and his nether limbs below
the knee were protected from the sun aud
wind by a heavy pair of stockings, also of
Mr. Reddy has won several prizes in
"the old country" for long-distance racing,
and as yesterday was the first time he had
the pleasure of feasting his eyes, on the
Bay City's racing track the local' wheel
men were very desirous that he should
take a practice spiv on it. His opinion
"Yes. come with me. Mr. Reddy," said
Mr. Whitmore. "1 shall be only too happy
to lot you have a wheel. 1 know that you
will enjoy a ride over our track."
Mr. Reddy looked down at his heavy suit
of tweed, and his fair cheeks, which are as
white as a lily, turned as red as a rose as
he answered: "Nae, lad; nout a these
cloas." which being translated for the un
initiated means: "No, sir; not in this
Mr. Whitmore misunderstood Mr. Red
dv's remark, and promised him that he
could have all the room he desired, as close
riding would not be permitted while he
was in the saddle.
Again Mr. Roddy blushed, but Mr.
Whitmore was obdurate and insisted that
he should mount the highest priced wheel
on the tracK and try the curves.
At this juncture D. R. McNeil happened
along and after engaging in a short chat
with Mr. Reddy he explained to the presi
dent of the Bay Citys that Mr. Reddv was
too heavily weighted down with Scotch
woo land fe-it rather indisposed to ride
against the wheelmen who were exercis
ing in their best exercising suits.
Of course Mr. Whitmore apologized and
through Interpreter McNeil explained
that he did not desire Mr. Reddy to race;
that it was his opinion of the track he de
That settled it. _ Reddy mounted a
"scorcher," and it was a revelation to the
wheelmen present to see the young
Englishmen of mixed accent dressed in his
best Scottish tweed scorching the curves
of the track as lie rattled off four miles at
a rate of speed which will not be an
nounced until after the July meeting.
Among the several wheelmen who spun
over the track yesterday were Harris,
Sharpe, Bedbury and Kitchen of the Acme
Athletic Club of Oakland. San Jose was
represented by Bouton, who is one of the
oldest racers ou,tue coast, J. Dosnione and
I "^^ffcftfßtM^ <*''l|BL*Ji
Wells and Upson of Sacramento shook
their heads when they first cast eyes at the
track. Wells said that It would be utterly
impossible tor a fast racer to speed around
the curves without taking a header, and as
for slow riding that would be out of the
After the Sacramentans had seen one or
two Bay City boys skim over the course.
Wells jumped Into the saddle and away
he went with Upson in hot pursuit. They
rode until their wheels perspired, and then
shaking the . hands off a dozen or more
local bicyclists proclaimed that Sar*. Fran
cisco had, beyond a doubt, the fastest rac
ing track in America.
. Qeorre R. Hooper, one of the crack
riders of Marysville, journeyed to this city
with the special purpose of trying the Bay
City (track). He dashed over a few miles
of ground, and after stabling his iron
horse invited all hands to a smile.
"Judging from tho' descriptive account
of the track I had read in f TiiE Call,"
said Mr. Kocper, "I shook my head and
thought to myself that the Bay Citvs had
put their foot in i it, but great Scott ! what
a different opinion a rider will have after
he has ridden over it." ., ..XX'-
Charles Patterson of Stockton, who
is unquestionably the fastest rider in that
section of the country, came on a tour of
inspection also. Not having his wheel
with : him he' borrowed a light racer from
one of the local cyclists, and after the
trial expressed himself in the most
flattering terms. Ho j prophesied that at
th« July meeting some world's - records
will be made and that several local or
coast records would fall by the wayside.'
During the afternoon, as a- pretty stiff
wind-was : blowing' across- the MWsion
sireet end of - the track, H. F. Terrill or
tbe Bay City Wheelmen rode one lap* pur
posely to see if the track was really fast.
Uo covered the distance, which is one-filth
of a mile, in 26 seconds. Allowing that he
could retain the same rate of speed for a
mile, he would make the latter distance
in 2 mm. 11 sec.
Immediately following this performance
W. A. Terrill rode over the same distance
and surprised the timekeepers and spec
tators when it was announced that he had
cut one second off the previous trial, mak
ing the distance in 25 seconds.
Foster, the record-breaker, is at present
enjoying a vacation at Marysville. Ho
will be home in a few days and will at once
go into training for the big meeting in July.
Grant Bell of the Acme Club of Oakland,
who nobis the coast five-mile record, took
several spins over the track. He will train
for tbe two-mile handicap races.
W. 11. Topkee is training for the sprint
races and bis friends are very confident
that he will give a good account of himself
when the time comes.
Dr. O. B. Burns and Ben Bogner are
training hard for the slow race, the prize
for which will be a real nice leather
medal. Pool-selling is lively on this event,
with Bogtter a big fav&Ejie. The doctor
says he has a surprise 'to store for Ber
nardo and that he will win the medal if it
costs him a tooth. ._;,-.. <_:..•
The ordinary race will figure for the
last time on this coast on the programme
of the Bay City Wheelmen next month.
D. Marshall now holds the one-mile coast
record, which is 2 minutes 45 seconds for
high-wheel racing. Marshall's opponents
will be L. S. Upson, A. Alcayaga. W. J.
Caldwell, L. Lipsett, J. Desnmne, H.
Smith and one or two others from Oakland
The programme of the July meeting is
July 1. one-mile maiden, two-mile sealed
handicap, half a mile division champion
ship ami one-mile handicap.
July 2, one-mile novice, one-mile ordi
nary, two-mile sealed handicap, one-mile
July 3. quarter of a mile dash, half a
mile hnndi-ap. two-mile sealed handicap,
one-mile Pacific Coast championship.
The prizes will aggregate S2OOO.
Championship prizes will be limited to
medals which in value will not exceed 850.
Any of the other prizes will not exceed
in value $250.
Entries for the events will close one
week before July 1.
The Bay City Wheelmen's president
states that the Central Park grounds will
be open to all wheelmen during the com
ing week and that after Sunday next only
cyclers who are training for the July races
will be allowed to etiter the grounds. It
is expected that on Sunday next several of
the crack riders of the city and country
will be at Central Park.
Victor A. Hancock, who is compiling the
route book for the L. A. W., arrived in
town Saturday, returning from Red Bluff
via Stockton. He went up via Benicia
and Woodland and down the other side of
the Sacramento River.
Vie has ridden over 1800 miles, visited
twenty-two counties, aud reports cycling
booming throughout the State. He has
gathered in over 100 applications for mem
bership lo the league and fixed reduced
rates for league members at hotels in all
Although traveling over many rough
roads and doing considerable night riding,
ho has not had a single puncture in his
pneumatic or had a %iishapof any kind.
He reports the roads on the Woodland
side of the river among tho finest in the
State, but those on the Marysvllle side be
low the average. He starts out again in a
day or two to complete the boon.
Morrissey Whips Barker in Short
Order at Tacoma.
The Morrissey and Barker prize-fight
which took place at Tacoma on Saturday
evening was stopped by the police in the
second round, and on yesterday morning
the pugilists and their attendants, to
gethei with a number of sporting men,
repaired to a field about a mile -from the
town where the battle was continued. It
was won by Morrissey in a round and a
half. He knocked his opponent out with
a right-hand swing on the jaw. The police
will arrest the principals and seconds if
they can be found.
* Litest accounts from Butte City, Mont.,
state that Billy W_onds is a strong favorite
and that the gauiblers are sanguine that
he will whip his opponent, Billy Smith of
Australia, iv short order.
The Emmet Club played a praeticegamo
of Gaelic football at Golden Gate Park
yesterday afternoon. The game was be
tween the First Division, captain, Fred
Palmer, and the Second Division, captain,
Thomas Hughes. Palmer's team won,
getting 2 goals and 8 points to its adver
sary's 1 goal and (_> points. A member of
the club yesterday went to Port Costa to
arrange with the Port Costa Football Club
for a series of games. Tiio first game will
be played at Benicia, June 18.- The sec
nnd will be played in San Francisco on the
Fount, of July. The games will be under
the Gaelic rules.
For some years past Greece has been
gradually monopolizing the earthquakes
of Europe. Several beautiful towers and
villages have lately been turned in a few
moments into heaps ot rains. Amphissa,
Leiu-adin. Corinth, Eeinn, Philiatra and
lastly the flower of the Levant, Zaute,
brtve all been shaken up.
Sick Headache? lieechaia's .Fills will relieve.
ACROSS THE NET.
Tennis Spreading Into the
RURAL CONTESTS IN VIEW.
The Varied Delights of a " Love-
Game" in Sequestered Courts.
Gossip of the Game.
Un at the California Lawn Tennis Club
grounds, at the corner of Bush and Scott
streets, yesterday it was too hot to do very
much in the way of active practice.
There was a steady demand for liquid
refreshment, and gallons of lemonade
were disposed of by the flanneled athletes,
who looked attractively cool and comfort
able in their loose garb, mostly white, but
set off here and there with a careless line
or flake of color.
As the summer advances there is said
to be a distinct falling off in Saturday and
Sunday attendances at the club grounds.
The reason for this is stated to be that the
counter attractions of a run across the bay
or down to San Mateo County, or even
further, are proving too strong for even
the steady workers.
Such weather as we have been enjoying
is certainly some excuse for the desertion
of the grounds, but it is expected tbat tbe
play of some of the "cracks" will suffer
through interrupted /practice, uu less in
their trips tbey manage to strike private
tennis courts. These are provided at most
of the leading hotels now, as well as being
considered an absolute necessity at all
fashionable country residences where there
are young people.
Soro^ of these hotel tennis courts "are
affording lots of sport for visitors to rustic
resorts. They are usually tucked away in
some umbrageous section nr screened from
view by high lences, meant to keep the
balls within limits. Hither wend many
young couples in all the beauty and care
lessness of tennis blazers, etc., and there
sets are lazily clayed with their seductive
cries of "love all," "love twenty," etc.,
until the whole thing to the outsider
looks very much like a "love game."
They were talking about a new ground
to be opened at San Mateo on Saturday
next while McGoe and Joe Daly were
being beaten in a smart practice game by
W. Taylor and Hubbard; score 6—4, B—6,
the professor and party being thus de
feated in two straight sets.
The fruit of the conversation will be
evident in a grand tennis tournament at
the Hotel Mateo at San Mateo.
The game will be called at 1 p. m. and
will be referreed by Joe Daly. From tha
California Club come Hubbard and Tobin,
Stetson and De Lone, Harry Haight and
Thomas Magee. Bates and Driscoll. A
big audience is expected, including many
fashionables, and the games are likely to
be closely contested in many instances.
The next big event in tenuis circles will
be the championship singles to be fought
out at San Rafael on July 4.
This event is already exciting considera
ble interest, and there is likely to be a
numerous roll of entries. The champions
are expected to be evolved either from the
Oakland Club or the California. : ■';.
It has been definitely announced that
Pacific Coast Champion W. H. Taylor will
not contest this year, so that a formidable
rival Is removed at the start.
Oakland has some very smart players,
among them the champion Hardy brothers,
and may send out a very strong contingent
if it chooses. For some reason or oilier
the Oakland club of late has been dropping
its interest in the game. Perhaps this is
occasioned by the scattering effects on the
members of summer travel, but whatever
ibe cause, the management should call for
a rally in view of the Fourth of July event.
If the club decides to compete it can put
in the field such well-known players as tho
Hardy brothers, C. D. Bates, Thomas
Driscoll and W. J inborn, any of whom
could give their competitors a hard struggle
across the net. The Hardy brothers play
a good game together, but it is not thought
that i hey will prove at all invincible when
For instance, it is known that De Long
of the Caiifornias has defeated both the
Hardy brothers in practice, arid from this
it is argued that lie or some other "tennis
son" will succeed in pressing the nimble
brothers very close at San Rafael, if not
Among the Caiifornias who at present
are expected to carry the colors of their
club into the tournament of the "Glorious
Fourth" are the Whitney brothers. Joseph
Tobin, Stetson and De Long. They are
all expert wielders of the racket, versed
in the wiles of the smashing or twisting
serve, and may be relied upon to put up
a good game if they keep up their practice
through the mouth.
There is some talk of holding a ladies*
doubles tournament at the California
grounds this week or next. The singles
were so successful that they have inspired
several of the feminine memoers of the
club to renewed activity. All that the
ladies need is constant business-like prac
tice, both sides in a game playing their
hardest and using their brains as well as
their natural lightness of foot and quick
ness of eye. A lobbing game is soon aban
doned after the ladies advance a little. It
is voted tiring and* not exciting
enough for the fair combatants, while the
"boys" among the spectators much prefer
a quick, stirring, sharp game with plenty
of snap to it and where the graceful fig
ures are shown in a thousand bewitching
Several members of the Ladies' Annex
of the Olympic Club are great tennis play
ers. They practice systematically, gen
erally at private grounds, often rising early
in the morning to have an hours's practice.
It is thought that if a match could be ar
ranged between some of these ladies and
the California Club members some excel
lent sport would be assured.
WON ALL THE PRIZES.
The Caledonian Club Scooped Every
thing: at the Sacramento Picnic.
A detatebment of forty-two members of
the Caledonian Club of this city, many of
j them accompanied by their wives and
children, attended the Caledonian picnic at
Sacramento on Saturday.
They all enjoyed themselves hugely.
That ls not surprising, however, since they
corralled nearly all the piizes.
They bad the best dressed man with
i them. They also took along the finest
piper on the coast. V. hen it came to danc
ing they got it all, and fn the heavy games,
such as tossing the heavy hammer, pitching
the caber and wrestling, they had their
Most of the prizes requiring great
strength were won by Daniel S. McLeod
and Thomas Carrol. McLeod won the
first prize in the wrestling una throwing
tbe heavy hammer. Carrol got the first
prize in tossing the caber. They also won
John Frazer carried away the first prize
in the Highland reel, In the sword dance
Ed Ross came first ana John S. Mcintosh
second. ■/,_,: _:.
Sacramento did not get any of the prizes
wheu it came to piping, but Stockton wou
the second prize. The winners were; J.
S. B. Tevendale first, Donald Weir of
Stock'on second and William Ross third.
The chief prizes in the sword dance for
girls ware won by San Francisco lassies;
Sv bill Campbell received the first prize,
and Elaine T- 1 or the second.
The first prize fur the best-dressed man
in full Highland cnsiumo was won by J. S.
R. Teve.iUale. John S. ileln ush gained
ihe second prize, nod the third prize was
won by a St -ck on man. There were sev
eral other winners from this city.
It aids dices: on, clears the complexion, beau
tifies the teeth, someiliuig of which u:.e u.v.W
tires. White's Yucatan Chewing Oum.
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