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SPORTS OF THE DAY The greafesf running meeting ever held In the West, outside of Sen Francisco, is to take place in Los Angeles during La Fiesta week. The meeting is sanctioned by the Sixth Distrii I Association which has fetained the right tfl appoint the judges so as insure honest sport. Ten thousand ftlollar- will he given away in stakes and purses during the seven days' racing. The Make! are the mrwl liberal ever offered the liorsejneh of Ibe state, the conditions liring especially framed lo give the poor horse owner an equal chance with the millionaire owner. The Agricultural Park track will be prepared for running races, which' means that there will be a general smashing of records, as Ihe Los Angeles course is known to be one of the fastest in the country, and the rich stakes are ifiire rb attract a superior class of horses. H. D. Brown lias been secured to act. as starter. He bus bad wonderful success with the flag, and good and quick starts ran confidently he expected. Ben Benja min has been retained to act as secretary. He, will do all tho handicaping, conse quently all horsemen can rely upon a fair adjustment of weights. The programme, except the stake events, will be all over weight races that arc so popular with horsemen. The following are the stake events an nounced : smturdav, April 18, The Newton hand icap. Value $1,000. A handicap sweop stakei for .'i yejar-olds and upwards; $15 each, frith $20 additional from starters. The asSw'.iatioitjto guarantee the value of the st ita' to be $1. of which $2011 to the tecono aaid $1"" tp flic third horse. Weights •announce*! AprfTstli. Declarations 4 p.m. (day preceding. Winner of a race after an .no'uncemeiit of weights to carry three 'pounde penalty. One mile. The Los Angeles futurity—A sweep stakes for two-year-olds: $20 each, $.'> for feit; tBOO added, of which $100 to second and $50 to third horse. Winners of a race to carry live pounds: of two or more races, seven pounds extra. Starters beaten once, allowed three pounds; twice, live pounds; three or more times, ten pounds. Half a mile. Monday, April 16.—The Hoffman Cafe Stakes—A handicap sweepstakes for all ages; $lo each, with $15 additional tor starters. The association to guarantee the value of the stake to be $700, of which $160 to the second and $"i 0 to the third horse. Weights to be announced second day before the race. Declaration I p.m. of the day preceding the race. Five fur longs. Tuesday. April Hi. —La Fiesta Derby— A sweepstakes for 3-year-olds: $30 each, forfeit; $699 added, of which $109 to second and $.vi to third horse. Ten pounds below the scale. Winners of races since October 27, IXO4. aggregating $1,000 in value, to carry 10 pounds; of $2,000 or more, 12 pounds extra. Beaten maidens allowed 10 pounds. One mile and seventy yards. Wednesday. April 17th, the Fire Chief's stake. A swoepstatee for three-year-olds and upwards, $20 each, $5 forfeit; $.">ikj added, of which $100 to secom' and $."vi to third horse. Winner of a race of tlie value of $3000 or two or more of $1000 each to carry eight pounds (K'nalty. of one race of $iu:m or two of $500 each tour pounds penalty. Non-winners iv 1894 and 1885 of races aggregating iv value $1500 allowed seyen pounds, of $1000 ten pounds, of |70Q fifteen pounds. Beaten maidens allowed ten pounds additional. Six furlongs, rhur.-duy, April Irtth, the Speculation handicap. A handicap sweepstakes for two-vear-obls, *2U each, $.") forfeit, $:iou added, of which $100 to second and $">u to the third horse. Weights to be announced day before the nice. Declarations Ip, m. day preceding race. Four and a ball fur longs. Saturday, April 30th, the Citrus Bell handicap,, - A handicap sweepstakes for t href-vear-otds and upwards of •'fill each, $.1 forfeit ; $000 added, oNwhicb iM l * l to the si i niid and $50to the third horse Weights to be annoiirrced the second day before the race. Declarations 1 p, in. the day preceding the race. One and one-eighth ilniles. x Kntries for all Ibe;Above events are to close on March 23d. 4 ft 4 it s just between buy and grass ill the sponlnfe world now, and there is a great lull. ,Ttio Jiromisod held day in which the t'ollegr In i.i s the Uhletic Club boys, the Tumors and the V. M. C. A. athletes wore to participate has not been definitely announced, and it requires something to Wake the I ports up again. The whfelmen arc training right along but more for the sake of "keeping in" than because there is much of anything in sight ior any other than those who are going K:t-t for the season. ft * ft Decoration Day is going to have some thing for the local racers anyway. The Los Angeles Wheelmen, under the direc tion of 11. c. Ford Smith, will give a race meet at the fjos Angeles Athletic Club PaTiC on that day. As large a prize list as ever given given ou thu Coast for a single day's racing will be hung up, and all the prominent riders of both classes oil the Coast will be here and several prominent Eastern riders of Class B. Emil UibeiclH made some great records et San Francisco on the last night of the greaVfuili/ftr 'meet. He went twenty-live miles and lowered the records ill the fol lowing manner: Ulbrlcht. Previous, - miles 4:14 :i-5 4 :41 1-5 .« miles ... ' 7:a 7:>B •"> mile- 18:02 2-5 12:17 3-5 lo miles 84:161-0 25:20 2"» miles l:OS:17 3-8 1:08:00 1-8 ihe c. . C, of Pasadena has moved Intejitfi vv til* house. It is being fitted lip very i . and is a home to be proud of. Al tin i.isl regular business mooting ni the ciiiii E. It. Braley was elected vice president in place of Curl Harvey, re signed. A number of new members were Voted in. It was decided to give a road lace on Monday, April Ist, from Pasadena to Monrovia atul return, a distance of iwenty-two miles. The L»- Angeles Athletic Club is en deavoring to secure an extension of the lease rtti Athletic l\irl;. II successful in /.•curing The ground, the wheelmen will in..1.1 a modern, up-to-date track. M-cy Sergeant Hopkins is to publish a ryeling journal solely in the interest of •.omen and to oppose the rational costume end tlie diamond frame. Los Angeles has one lady at las.t who is brave enough to appear awheel on the Streets clad in I knickerbockers. ft ft ft Somcthiug about a well-known rider who will be in tbi.s city In a few days will not be uninteresting at tbis time. M. r. Pi in berger, Jr.. is a native of Buffalo, N. V., where his early life was spent and where he was studying law up to the time be adopted racing. Dirnberger, or "Mike," as he is generally known, is young and ambitious, and has served iv "many capacities requiring keen percen t ion." lie was connected with the Gom ullv !.v Jeffery Manufacturing Company In '98, ; and bad a very responsible liosition with 1 them and under his careful guidance the . (i. & .1. racing colon lor '99 were para- I mount. It was in this year that Dirn i berger rode a full mile on a horse track in I 1 :."ii. 11l '04 Dirnberger took charge of the Sterling racing team and was pre i pared to rank witb the leaders, but while i training out on the coast be was stricken ! with a severe attack of malarial fever I which ruined bis chance* for the year. This attack clung lo bim Until late in the I fall of '94, and be was unable to ride at | all. He lost liftv pounds of solid meat during tbis sickness, und his friends gave him up tor good, but during the late fall und winter be shook off this terrible dis ease and has fully recovered and weighs 17.) pounds, and will race in '!•."> at 170 pounds. Dirnberger will make the effort of bis life this year and will endeavor t<i Obtain all the world's records, and there are many who think be will succeed. Dirn liergor is a very ■'beady rider as well us fast, and probably excels In this respect any man on the truck today. He is Possessed of a very even ami sunny dis position and is a general favorite. He will probably train at XI Paso and Louis ville, and will ride for the A. Jf. Shap leigh Hardware Company of St. Louis and manage their racing team, all of whom will be mounted ou the celebrated ''Syracuse crimson rim" wheels. This team will use 28 wheels. 16 to 17 pounds weight, geared to 7.'. Zimmerman will sail for Australia next August to participate in the great races to be held there. Wheeler and Banker are soon to return to Europe and'will join | Zimmerman in Australia later <tii. | The membership of the League of American Wheelmen lias fallen off nearly 10,000 members during the last year, ami tbe officials and others who have the wel fare of the organization at heart' are be ginning to find a means to stop tlie slide. The world of bicycling is at present very much interested in the proposed i European tour of the Century Wheelmen. ! Philadelphia's crack bicycle club. It has | been decided that the "run" will be ' started ou Saturday, July 0, leaving this city by the steamship Southwark for Queenstown, li is expected that at least twenty members of the club will form the party, nearly that number having already joined the "European club." Persons Interested in bicycle racing arc peculating as to where the one-mile record will be placed this year. With de creased weight in machines, better tires, improved methods of pace-making by men specially trained for the work on tandems and triplets, special standing prizes of fered by manufacturers for broken records, and more attention to training methods by the men themselves, some well-posted riders predict, that the figures will be close to 1:80 by fall. It is but three years ago that the figures stood 2:21. WITH THE HORSEHEN The Saiita Anita string leaves for Brook lyn on March loth. Key el Santa Anita and Sister Mary start in the Brooklyn handicap tbere. The first lot of fourteen will be sent to Brooklyn in charge of Trainer William Brein, who will race them through New York State, at Little Itock, Ark., and : Memphis, when be will be met at Chicago by Mr. Buchanuan,who will take the second carload in April. This is the best lot of horses that have been at Santa Anita .since 18H7, win n Mr. Baldwin bad Lucky 8., Volante, Silver Cloud, Miss Ford Los Angeles, Bniperoi of Norfolk, Colicntc and Grlsette, tbe lot of the stable. Following are the names and records of the botses in the Santa An ita stables: Santiago, winner of the Sheridan- Drextel and Tilborn stakes and second in the American Derby. Happy Day is also a stake winner at San Francieco, Salonica, winner of the Lake View handicap, Sister Mary holds the Pacific Coast re cord, one and one-Sixteenth miles in 1:17. and ran one mile in 1:39 1-4 at Harlem, Chicago. Key Del Carridcs won the IMgewuter handicap at Latoiiia, was only beaten a nose by Li.-sak in the $16,000 World's Fair stakes, and ran three-quarters of a mile at San Fra noisco in 1:11 L-L I'hiiomona is a half-sister to the great Domino, who started throe times last year, won two, got left at the poet the third time, and ran up second live-eighths of v mile in I iOl. XI Dorado is the juniper; be won two races at San Francisco and took first, prize al ihe horse show. El Capital a has never fuced the Hag, I but has been reserved for Ihe Chicago Derby and has a fair show of winning. La Fiesta was the best two-year-old iv the stable last year and has seven winning races to her credit. The rest, ot the stable is as follows: Lady Diamond, live-eighths of a mile iv IHXtj Carraces, tour-year-old; Chiquita, three-year-old; Santa ('run, three-year old: ileo. Morgeu, three-year-old. Following is list of two-year olds: sikk. dam I c .nun Cuban Queen ! Verano llerni'jsa Ainu o Santa Marguerite ! Hook leniiie li Hook Santa Anita i.ii eerorof Norfolk Santa Anita Belle Emperor of Norfolk Alaliu Hook Sister Ann uano Dollle 1, Amlgo. Belinda Hook Ophir i.nipeior of Norfolk Vtenle Hook Jennie i> Emperor Of Norfolk Atlanta J. H. Kenton Lizzie B Kniperorof Noriolk Geneva Hook Miss Koril The best pf tho lot is the Verona Her mosa and the Alaho flllyi she being a half sister to the noted Bey 61 Santa Anita. Key el Santa Anita's winnings amounted to over $40,000 last year, he winning the rich American Derby, worth 119,800 to the winner, the Sheridan stakes worth $!HKIO, the Merchants' stakes, the Latoiiia spring prize, the Latoiiia autumn prize, ana wus third in the rich Realisa tion stakes. At the stud you can SOC Emperor of Nor folk, Imp. Chesterfield, Gano, Verano, Atnigo, Colonel Miller, the famous mare Los Angeles, Miss Ford, Clara 1), Alaho and ninety other bead in charge of Mr. Frank Woods. ft ft ft "Great bargains as racehorses stud tbe history of the turf to dazzle like gems," LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1890. says Racing Form 'fenny, now one of Rancho del Paso's great stallions, was bought as a yearling for $210. and earned 190,870; Tyrant, at the same place sold for $300 and earned $14,266; King Fox. bred there, sold (or *170 and earned $17,048; K. Corrigan's Huron, now at Bay District and likolv soon to be seen, sold for $400 and has earned $17,000; Leonawell, full brother io Leonville, sold for $H7."> and earned $85,200; Kentucky Stable's Lissak sold for $700 and has earned $23 594; Sen ator Irbj sold originally for $525 and earn ed $18..it'i7 before Mr. Corrigan purchased him for $7000, and Armitagc sold for 1800 and earned $18. mo. • Hal Diilard. 2:04 :i-4, is a relative of Hal Pointer. 2:iU 1-2, a very suspicious personage for the free-for-alls of lew. This pacing stallion bas a world of speed, and notwithstanding that he has been used very extensively ill ihe stud, ho bas put in a big lot of heats In 2:10 or better won a majority of his races and is still looking for mors worlds to conquer. ft ft ft The following, from the Horseman, will be of interest to local horsemen, be cause it deals with horses wbo bave for the most part been seen on the local track quite recently. It is a list of all trotters who have made the mile in 2:10 or bettor: Alix, the queen, beads the list, having, during tbe last two seasons, trotted liven ty-eight heats In 2:10 or bettor, fourteen of whioh were trotted in races, and the same number against time. La.-t season she trotted twenty-four heats in 2:10 or better, thirteen being time performances and eleven were made in races. Directum, tho kiug, ranks next, with twenty-one boats in 2:10 or better to his credit. Thirteen were made in races and eight were time performances, Last sea son be trotted but six heats in 2:10 or better. Nancy Hunks, the former queen, comes third in the list, with eighteen heats to her credit, all of which were made in ex hibitions and dashes against the watch. That she could have taken a race record very close to her time performance is be yond doubt. AzOte falls into fourth place with ten heats in 2:10 or better. All were made in races, and all trotted last seuson. Fantasy, the champion 3-year-old trot ter, and' the queen of the 4 year-old trot ters, stands fifth in rank, having eight heats iv 2:10 to her creait, seven of which were made last season in exhibitions and trips against time. The only heat in a race to her credit was made as a 3-year old in 1893, which stands today as the champion 8-year-old performance. Erratic Ryland T. comes next, with six beats to his credit, all of which were made last .season in races. Stamboul's six heats in 2:10 or better were all time performances, and as they were irregular under the conditions made were rejected, as was also the perform ance of Guy's; mile in 2:00 5-4. Both are still outside the extreme list. Alix stands in first place as regards the number of miles trotted in 2:10 or better in races, but Directum is a close second, and lacks but one heat in tying her rec ord; both have the same race records and both were made in the third heat. Alix leads in the number of miles trotted in 2:10 or better in races during one season, and Directum and Azote arc a tie for sec ond place, each having ten heats to his credit. i WITH THE FIGHTERS Fred Bogan, who was matched to fight Frasier before the Athletic Club on March 6th, writes the following letter to the sporting editor of The Herald, dated at the Hotel De Lyons, March Ist : Sporting Editor of The Herald: —I am .still out here training for my match with .lack Frasier. I went iv to sec F'rasier's hacker last night and he told me that he would have new articles of agreement for me to sign, the contest to take place two weeks from signing. It is to be a finish for $500 a side and a purse of $600. He also told me that there is to be another club in Los Angeles, and that the public of Los Angeles would sec good contests for good-sized purses. If this is a fact it will be a good move for this city. T. W. Lyons has an unknown out here whom be is willing to hack for from $500 to $1000. He is a tine, big-looking colored boy only is years old, weighs 175 pounds and is 5 feet" 10 inches. He is a good, clever fellow; I box with him every day. Ho is to be tried out with a big negro Sunday afternoon. If any heavy-weight wants to make a match he can find man and money at any time at the Hotel De Lyons, Mission Road. Fred Bogan. ft ft ft There is another hitch in the Corbett- Fitzsimmons tight arrangements. Fitz simmons is in a bad way financially and has not been able to raise bis third in stallment of $2600 for the big stake, which was due on Friday. Fortunately for him Philip J. Dwyer, the financial stakeholder, is iv Florida, and this fact will give him some additional time in which to hunt up backing. He hustled about New York the greater part of last week trying to get former friends lo put up the necessary amount, but without success. Fitz is such a bard man to manage that they all fight shy of having business dealings with him, He has already had two managers during the past year his brother-in-law, Martin Julian, and Captain Glori—and Split with both ol them. However, failure to put up this third installment of the stake will hardly prevent a meeting in the ring, for Corbett lias declared that he would tight the lanky antipodean for satisfaction and a hum Ilar-button, if there is nothing else in sight to fight for. A critic of Cliiiney, 111., with au unlim ited vocabulary, Writes as follows ot Fitz -itutillpus' recent appearance in that city: "Professor Robert de Fit/. Simmons, tlie eminent lin virtuoso, appeared to a big audience al Iho Umpire last night. 'The professor has ears like wings on Rubens' cherubs. If looks as if it would be an easy task for Professor Corbett. to take bis ears in baud and hold bim against the wall while he hammers his face till it looks like au autopsy. He has joints like a stovepipe aud arms like dray slakes. Ho Wears at Iho south end of each arm a hand which resembles a porterhouse roast in area and form. He would never do to pose as a physical model before the academy—he looks as if he slept iv a fold ing lied." George I. Green, better known as "Young Corbett," arrived iv tbe city yesterday morning from San Francisco. He will remain here a few weeks prior to going East to join the Corbett Company. Corbett lias always manifested the keen est Interest in his protege, and iv his re cent interview on the merits of the differ ent lighters of the day stated that his namesake was the most scientific man of his class in the world. 11l speaking of the proposed contest be tween himself and Hilly Gallagher of this city, Green said that the whole matter was in the hands of bis manager and any arrangements which he might make would be satisfactory to him so long as he can reach New York before the 15th of April. It is generally conceded hy those who know the qualifications of both men that in case the contest is patted off Young Corbett will have to look well CO his luii ruls as Gallagher is a first-class welter weight and will make an interesting study for the best of them. He is a clever, game tighter and a very bard puncher. Green has only one defeat booked against him. He fought Paddy Smith at Roby, Indiana, twenty-nine rounds, when Champion Corbett who was in Green's cornet' threw up the sponge. Green had the Ugh! so well In his own hands at the end of fifteen rounds that bets oi three to one were offered on him without takers, hut owing to his poor condition lie could not kopj, up tho pace and lost the deci sion. ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN Falkner's Famous Twenty-flve Mile Bicycle Run Clipped San Francisco, March 3.—The California twenty-five mile road record was broken at Sail taandro today by Walter F. Foster of the Olympic Club wheelmen. He made the distance in 1:12:55 4-5, which is U:8 1-5 below the record as made by Faulkner of the Acme Club two years ago. The occasion was the third annual twcnty-livo-mile handicap road race of the California Associated Cycling Club on the San Loandro triangle". The course was net in first-class condition, owing to heavy rains, and the riders bad to con tend With a strong north wind. A. Schwall of the San Joso Roud Club, with an eight minute start, finished lirst. The race from the scratch was between Foster and I'lbrocbt, the Bay City wheel man, the latter setting the puce until the final spurt. The time for the first eight and a half miles was l»:22 27 4-6, and for sixteen and two-third miles 0:47 5 4-5 Seconds from the scratch. Twenty cyclists started and sixteen finished." Foster led Ulbrceht over the tape by 00:4 1-5. ON THE LOCAL DIAMONDS The keatings and the Francis Wilsons Were Winners Yesterday The Team* Have Heen Strengthened and the (lames Are drawing In Favor With the Sporting Public Two Interesting games of ball were played at Athletic Park yesterday. The lirst, between El Telegrafos and the Keat ings, resulted in a victory for the Keat ings, they putting up a pretty fielding game and also hitting Horton hard and often. Horton seemed to be somewhat off in his pitching. The Keatings have strength ened their team considerably. Phil Knell, the old-time Los Angeles favorite, cov ered the left garden for the Keatings and covered himself with glory, making the star play of the game. Van Horn, Early and Wilson did the batting for the Keat ings, and Hart did good stick work for El Telegrafos. The score is as follows: KEATINGS. A.B. R. B. B. S.B. r.O, A. E Earley, ■■ 5 1 3 0 5 3 0 Wilson. 3b ...5 3 3 1 0 4 0 Knell, If 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 smith, rf 5 0 1 O 0 0 0 Cleveland, lb ..5 0 2 O 11 0 1 King, 2b 4 2 1 O 5 5 0 Thomas, p, 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 Tucker, cf 3 0 O o 3 0 0 Van Horn, c "4 1 3 O 2 3 2 Total 39 9 14 1 27 17 3 EL TELEOKAKOS. A.a R. B.H. S.B. P.O. A. A Swan, If 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 Plant, si 5 O 1 O 1 1 1 Warner, 2b 4 0 2 0 3 2 1 P. I.oh man, 3b.. 4 2 0 1 0 3 0 Blanford, c 3 2 2 1 10 1 2 Youngswortn,lb3 0 1 0 5 0 2 Horton, p 4 1 O O 0 2 O T. Lohmsn,rf....4 0 2 1 1 1 1 Hart, cf 4 2 3 O 2 O 0 Total 36 7 12 3 24 10 7 SCORE BY INNINGS. 12 3 45678 9 El Telegrafos....o 3 2 10000 1-7 Keating 2 002120 2 x- 9 SUMMARY. Earned runs—Telegrafos, 2: Keatings, 4. Two-base hits—Wilson, King, Van Horn. Three-base hit—Van Horn. Double plays—Early unassisted. Bases on balls—Off Horlon, 3; off Thomss, 4. Hit by pitched ball—King. Struck out—By Horton, 5; by Thomas, 1. Wild pltches-By Horton, 1; by Thomas, 2. Passed balls—Van Horn, 5. Time of game—a: 10. 0 m pi re—Sprecke r. Scorer—Lake. The second game commenced at 3:30 with the Wilsons at the bat, and was a very one-sided contest, the Boyle Heights being unable to do anything with Tyler's curves. On the other hand, the Francis Wilsons hit the Boyle Heights pitchers all over the field. The Francis Wilsons have a very strong team together now, and are putting up much the best game of the teams in the league. The Boyle Heights were Consid erably weakened by the absence of Ward Chapman behind the bat, although Citm mings filled the place very creditably, considering he has had no practice in that position. Big Bill Tyler was at his best, and the Boyle Heights could do nothing with him. They made only live small singles. Early led in hatting, making three three-base hits and one two-base hit. The score follows: FRANCIS WILSONS. A.B. R. B,H. S R. r.O. A. E Early, SI 6 6 4 3 9 4 O Hart, 3b 6 2 3 1 1 2 O Eager, cf 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 Whaling, c 6 14 14 10 Tyler, p 5 10 114 0 J. Moore, If 6 2 2 1 2 O 2 Selpulveda, rf. ..6 2 2 0 3 0 0 E. Moore, 2b....5 3 2 1 4 0 1 Guerclo, lb H 4 4 1 9 0 0 Total 52 22 23 10 27 11 3 BOYLE HEIGHTS STARS. AB. B. Bit. SB. ro. A. I. Rogers, cf 5 0 10 10 2 Sprecker, 2b 4 O O 0 3 2 1 Kutz, 11, p 4 0 1 0 8 3 0 Cummlngs, c. 4 0 1 0 6 3 1 p. Chapman, 1b.4 0 1 0 5 0 1 Barclay, ss .. 3 ll 0 O 4 2 3 Patterson, p., rf 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 Horton, 3b ... 3 0 1 1 4 1 2 Bland, If ,rf ... 3 10 0000 Total 31 1 5 1 27 12 12 SCORE BY INNINGS. 12 3 486780 Francis-Wilsons.2 2 3 0 1 2 7 0 6—BB Boyle Heights.. OOIOOOOoO— 1 Next Sunday the hardest game of the season will be played between the Francis Wilsons and El Telegrafos, and each team is determined to win if possible. El Telegrafos and Francis Wilsons are tied for first place. The standing of the league up to date is I ' Pcr- HVon lost, cent'ge grafos 2 \ 1 | i,.i;t; a Wilsons 2 | 1 6.0K (eights Stars 12 1 3.3H If* 1 ! 2 I 3.8» La Grandee and Maier <v. Zobelcins played an interesting game of ball at the First sheet grounds yesterday, the latter winning by a score of 7 to r>. "It took ten innings to decide the game. The features of the game were the hatting work of Walters and Brown of the Maier <fc Zobe leins, and of Mondo ami Henry of La Grandee. The home run of Colau brought in four runs, the batting of F. Murray, Carmona, Friel B. Murray, Hartford and Liinnsden, ami tlie lidding of F. Murray, B. Murray, Blown Carmona and Gray was good work. The double play of Colan was the best seen on the grounds for many days, ■COM BY INNINUS. I 2 :i 4 :> 6 7 9 910 M. & Z 0 0 1 0 4 O 1 0 0 I—7 La Grande... 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 o—o Base bits—M. & Z.s 8, La Grande 4. Strike outs—Walters 10. ilendo 7. Passed balls—Henry 2, Brown 1. Errors—M. ft Z.s B, La Grande 0. Time of game. 1 hour and :»5 minutes. Imp re—Aschner. Scorer —Bailey. . Tbe Los Angeles High School Baseball Club defeated the Woodbury Business Col lege nine on Saturday, by a score of 14 to 5. The features of the game were the superb batting work of Tibbetts and Strohn and tbat of John Glass on second base. This leaves one game to the credit of each club, and the tie will be decided next Saturday, at Washington Gardens, at '2 p. m. OUR SOUTHERN FLYERS Glimpse at Southern California Breeding Farms SANTA ANITA YOUNGSTERS Mr. Baldwin's Preparations for the Eastern Campaign Some Reasons Why Our nild Climate li a Factor In Producing the Best Horses BY HIDALOO Exclusive of the value of the land de voted to their production, the county of I-os Angeles haa over $300,000 invested in the production and development of thoroughbred horses, tn 1803 there wus only one thoroughbred stallion in the state, a horse brought here from Austra lia, named Chloroform. He was by an English stallion culled Aether, that ran v dead heat for tho (irand Duke Michael stakes at Newmarket in 1839 with Euclid, who also ran a dead heat for tho St. Lcger of that same year with Charles XII., owned by Major Yarbrough of the Horse Guards. Chloroform figures in the pedi grees of some fast, trotters iv this state and was known to the early settlers as "Poche Buyo" from having his tail banged in the English fashion. Only six states of the Union produce any thoroughbred horses worthy of men tion—California, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, New York and New Jersey. From the early settlement of the colonies Virginia led up to about 1828, when New York and New Jersey began to rival her; and, about 1839, Kentucky began to come to the front and has ever since main tained the supremacy. But when we take into consideration the fact tbat four counties of that state—Fayette, Woodford, Scott and Bourbon—pay taxes on a greater valuation of thoroughbred horses than the three states of California, New- York and Virginia combined, and that there are five thoroughbred colts or fillies foaled in Kentucky to one in California, tbat supremacy ceases to be a source of alarm. California bas been overhauling her very fust in ten years. And now comes the querulous reader and asks what is a thoroughbred horse? It once took mo forty minutes to answer tbis question to the satisfaction of the late Judge Samuel Dwindle and Colonel J. P. Hoge, but I will endeavor to be more brief in the present instance. A thor oughbred horse is one bred from Oriental progenitors on either side, the founda tion being imported into England during the reign of the Stuarts, either from Arabia, Turkey, Barbury or Persia. The most noted of these are the Godolphin Arabian, w horn the benevolent Earl of Godolphin rescued front a brutal master in the streets of Paris: the Darley Ara bian, imported by Mr. Darley of York shire in 17IKJ; and the Byerly Turk, who was Captain Byerly's charger in the wars in Ireland in 1689. The male lines of all the other Oriental horses are now ex tinct. Statistics go to prove thai there were in all 162 stallions im ported into England, lirst and last, of which there were 87 Arabians, 41 Barbs, 30 Turks and 4 Persians. Charles II im proved upon the work of Charles I and Queen Anne by importing a large num ber of mures from Arabia and Morocco, which are for that reason known as "Roy al mares." Therefore be it known that every thoroughbred racehorse in the world traces to one ot three stallions in his or her male line: Eclipse, who repre sents the male lineof the Darley Arabian; Herod, representing the male line of the Byerly Turk ; and Matchem, that of the Godolphin Arabian. The blood of the latter carries the most bone and substance of any, but is rarely metwith.no living horse having over 8 per cent of his blood. I subjected the pedigree of Eclipse to a severe scrutiny one day last week and found that though he came from the Darley Arabian's male line he has 17 per cent of Godolphin blood, as against 8 1-2 of Darley, his lineal ancestor. Matchem was tho elder of the three, hav ing been foaled in 1748. He won all but two of his seventeen races, mostly at heats of three and four miles. He lived to a great age and got 354 winners, whose united winnings were a trifle over 102,000 pounds. Herod was bred by the Duke of Cumberland iv 1758 and sold as a year ling to Sir John Moore the hero of Corunna. He won about HO per cent of his races and on his retirement to the stud got 407 winners of the great sum of 208,180 pounds. Eclipse was the youngest of the world famous trio, and was also bred by tbe Duke of Cumberland. At his douth tbo famous chestnut colt became tbe property of the famous gambler, O'Kellv, winning twenty-one consecutive races, including eleven King's Plates at three and four miles, without a single de feat. O'Kelly bet 1000 pounds tbat he would "place* the horses' in one of these races, and, on the acceptance of his wager, said: "Eclipse first -the rest no where." Eclipse went on and distanced his tield in the first, heat, so O'Kelly won his wager. In the iirst generation the Herods made by far the best showing of winners, as already above given, but the superiority of the Ulale line of Eclipse became ap parent after'the third gcuoiation. It is true that'he' was the younger horse of the great trio and got many of his best win ners from mares of tbe Herod blood, whose dams, in turn, were by Matchem, But the mule descendants of Herod did not do as well 00 the Eclipse marcs. Herod got Highflyer, whose progeny won the Derby three times, the Oaks and the St. Leger three times. Highflyer got. Sir Peter, whoso, get won four Derhys, two Oaks and four St. Legers. After tbat gen eration the buttle wavered and the Herod male line has been dropping ulowly be hind that of Eclipse, while tne Matchem male line is so far in the rear tbat it is now only deemed valuable ua an oiitcross, iv addition to being the best line for bone. Since 1860 the Eclipse line lias won the Two Thousand Guineas 20 times; the One Thousand for , fillies only, 35 times; the Derby, 82: the Oaks, for Allies only, .'l2 and the St. Leger, HO times. All these races are for three-year-olds and the only two great ones of "t he Matchem line that have shown up in all that long period of 45 years, are West Australian in 1868 and Black Bonny in 1857. The West was tho lirst horse that over won the Derby, Two Thousand and St. Leger, ull throe. It has since been done six times. And having now explained the relation of the three great cardinal lilies to one another and told the reader what is a thorough bred horse, I will proceed to give the distribution of those three families since the settlement of the state. ECMFSK. HKROIi. MITCHEM. Belmont Wildldle ITNena Sahib Hercules Leinster I.odl .lack Hawkins Jo i Daniels Cosmo Bulwer Rutherford Lawyer. The Norfolk JDarebin jcyrua' Newrv Cyclone Hid tSir Madrid Three Cheers | Cheviot St. Paul Monday .„ .„ AChestcrfield Hock Hocking [It will thcre &Loyalist Foster fore be see a ftclieveden George Wilkes thai, while He Brighton Luther rod and liciipse GMerriwa JBuwarrow horses brought STrado Wind (Plenty into this state tWater Cress $The Hojk were nearly jGolden (iartertldalima equal in num- IMaasetlam [Mariner bors. those of ItDuneombe Grinistead Matchem 8 line jMarteuhurst IConveth are but 0 in (Maxim Woolburn number. iKyrleDaly Ashland Is the propor jPrestonpans BillyCheath'm tion to be found Young Eclipse Volsclan generally 1 * WelUwood Rifleman England, but Warntok Criohton In tba Auatral- Milner Longßeld ailan colonies Hyder All Le it fug tore tbo proportion .lackson Winnebago ol Matohem tormonde Red Boy blood It larger]. «Hrcil in Australia I Bred In New Zealand. ! Bred in England. IT Bred In Ireland. California has alwaye had good horses, hut, like all the rest of Anieirca, she stuck to the mule line of Herod too long for her good. Indeed, of the six Matchem horses given above, Durehrin is the only one tbat does not show over 50 per cent of Herod blood. Ibn-chin, on the other hand, though bred from the male line of Matchem, shows S3 3-4 per cent of Kclipse blood, an did also the tamnus Irish stallion, Baroaldlne, who died a year or two ago. So that we have been getting On very slowly in the introduction of Kclipse' blood into this state; but we are doing well enough now. Kor years and years tlie crack gallopers of the far West, came from north of the Han Joaquin, It was not until 1875 that the tide took a turn to the opposite di rection. K. J. Baldwin of Santu Anita * was at the Saratoga races, and through the advice of J. K. Brewster, now dead, ho purchased the four-year-olds, Grims tead by Gilroy. a son of Lexington, and Rutherford, a son of Imp. Australian, son of the triple crown winner of 1863 in Knglund. He bought these for racing solely, nnd had no idea of becoming a great breeder ut that time. In 1870 Grim steud's forelegs gave way and Rutheford broke down in the year that followed. The latter horse is dead, but old Grim steud, now 24 years old, wholly impotent since 1880, mopes around a sunlit paddock at Santa Anita. In 1577 Mr. Baldwin began to realize that these two stallions might be made available for breeding purposes, and there could be no better breeding place than Santa Anita. He accordingly com missioned Lewis R. Martin, who died about a year ago, to go to Kentucky and buy him ten mares. At that time tho get of the English horse Glcnelg had done little or nothing,ami despite tlie fact that his progeny all hud the most superb legs und feet, Air. Martin got live Glcnelg mures for $:«XKI. He bought three by Vir gil, since famous as the sire of Tremont and llindoo.aud one each by Leamington, Monarchist and War Dance. This was the nucleus of the Santa Anita stud farm, which has now .'III horses of varous ages in training at the private track on the farm ;24 yearling tillies run ning in a rich pasture near the railway station; 6 stallions in the barn ut head quarters; 17 yearling colts in a paddock by themselves; 13geldings and fillies thrown out of training, und 113 brood mares,a few of which aro tlie original matrons of the farm. In all the value of the thorough bred stock at Santa Anita cannot be tar from $22.">,000. Mr. Baldwin has won the American Derby at Chicago four times, was twice second and once third. He won the rich Drexel stakes worth $$.'1,500 three times and was twice second. The Sheiidan stakes, another stake worth over $5000, he won twice, was once second and twice third. The great rancho Del Paso near Sacra mcato, owned by J. B. Haggin, has 20 stallions and over 280 mares, being the largest estabishment of its kind in the world. As yet not one horse bred on that farm has ever run first, second or third in any of the three events just mentioned. Mr. Baldwin's great premier stallion is the Emperor of Norfolk, who carried off first prize at tho Horso Show iv San Francisco in Junuury last. At three years old the Emperor did what no other colt, ever did betore, or since. He carried off the Derby, the Sheridan and the Drexel stakes at Chicago, all at one meeting. Ho is just sixteen hands high and looks the monarch his name implies. Next to him come two sons of old Grimstead, l ulled Gano and Verano. The former is 51 years old and won the Kclipse stukes at Baltimore in 1882. Verano is 18 and won the Hyde Park Stakes worth $000 in 1884. Both these horses are tried sires, Gano being represented by Pescador and Gladiola, while Verano is the sire of the flying filly Venus, recently a winner at Sim Francisco.. The other sttdlions on the farm are at. Australian horse called Chesterfield, 20 years old, by the Marquis, who won the St. Leger of 18H2; Amigo.a chestnut, X years, by Prince Charlie, who won the TWO Thousand Guineas and got the great Salvator and Hookford, a three-year-old by imported The Hook, out of the fam ous Miss Ford, who should have won the American Derby in 1880. This colt is the only stallion in America bred from the male line of the famous cup horse Fisher mun, who won sixty-three races in 13 starts. Owing to the mild winters of California, our breeders can do a great many things here that could not be with safety essayed at the far East. One of these things is early foaling. I'nder racing law a horse takes his age from January; that is, a colt foaled on any day in 1804 was a year old on January Ist, 18115. Just see then what an advantage it gives breed ers to nave their foals come in January here, whereas the foalings in New Jersey and Virginia are never earlier than Aprii and then only a few. You come to run in a two-year-old race in July and the California colt has from three to four months the age over tbe New Jersey colt, and should be better able to carry hir weight in a race where all bear equal bur dens. The following list shows what mares had foaled up to February 27th in this year, together with the breeding of their sires and dams: Miss Baldwin by Gano—Electric by Monday. Has eh. f. by Emperor of Nor folk. Foled January loth and died Janu ary 14th. Miss Ford by Enquirer—Bribery by Bon nie Scotland. Finis to Emperor of Nor folk January lHtb. Both since dead. Belinda by Belmont-- Lady Bpring. Brown colt by Amigo, January 17th. Los Angeles by Imp. Glennlg-La Polka by Lexington, cb. f. by Emperor of Nor folk, January 17th. Cuban Queen by Strathmore—Haiwasse, eh. o, by Amigo, January 25th. Rosebud by Grimstead—Clara D. by Glenclg, eh. f. by Amigo, January 25th. Santa Anita Belle by Grimsetad—Santa Anita by Virgil, b. f. by Emperor of Nor fvlk, January 2iith. " l,oola Lelaps, h. c. by imp. Cheveden (bred in Australia) January 2llth. Jennie D. by Glenelg -Begone by Lex ington, b. c. Emperor of Norfolk, Janu ary 39th. Saint Cecilia by Grimstead—Sister Anne by Virgil, eh. c, January 30th. Indianola by Grimstead—Hermosa by Lexington, eh. c. by Emperor of Norfolk, FVbruary 2d. Famosa by Rutherford—Marie Stuart by Grimstead,Johi c., imp. Corweth, Feb ruary 7th. Esniritu Santo by Gano; Jane B. by Glcnelg, oh., by Emperor of Norfolk, Feb ruary 12th; died February 18th. «. Rutherford; Clara D by Glen elg, eh. c, by Gano, February 19th This is one great secret of California's success as a horse-breeding state. Her mild winters not only admit of early foal ings, but also assist development during the winters that follow. In the Atlantic seaboard states, at least as far south as Georgia, the winters are so cold that a colt's growth and muscular development is entirely suspended between December and the middle of April. Here he grows all through the winter months. There he has to be fed eight or ten quarts of oats v day and a ton of hay per month. Here he gets four quarts of grain in the morning and is turned out into a pasture all day. At night he is housed and given what hay he can cat. Here he is not only larger and better kept than his Eastern relatives, but his outdoor exer cise in the daytime goes far toward hard ening his fiber and intensifying his mus cular development. The stallions and brood mares at Santa Anita are under supervision of B. F. Woods, who has filled that position for six years. The race horses are being trained by "Coun sellor" William Brien, with George R. Buchanan us his assistant. There was a pleasant drive through long lanes fringed with evergreen pepper trees for about four miles, till we came to "Oneonta Farm," owned by S. G. Reed Ol Pasadena. This gentleman amassed two fortunes in Oregon, one in the steam boat business and one ill quartz mining; .