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Interesting Sporting Events at Home and Abroad.
FLOCKING TO THE FIGHT
An Exodus of Sports to the
Place of Meeting in
WARRANTS OUT BY THE DOZEN.
Governor Clarke Determined to Arrest
Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Their
HOT SPRINGS, Akk., Oct. 29.— The \
complication brought about by the deter- [
mination of Governor Clarke that Corbett j
and Fitzsimmons shall not contest for the ;
fistic championship in Arkansas, and the >
equally strong determination on the part
of the citizens' committee and the Hot
Springs Athletic Club that the men shall
come together in the OzarKs is rapidly de
veloping, even if it has not already de
veloped into a serious crisis. Things look
squally to-night and nobody seems to
know what to-morrow will bring forth,
although there is considerable foreboding
that trouble is in store.
When Sheriff Booker of Pulaski County,
in which Little Rock is situated, arrived
here on the 6 o'clock train the latest move
of the executive was made apparent.
Booker brought with him a sealed
packet of papers with instructions to
deliver them to Sheriff Houpt of this
(Garland) County and to await the latter's
action. This package had been personally
delivered to him by the Governor with
orders to take the first train and return if
possible by the 8 o'clock train from Hot
Springs to-morrow morning. On his
arrival he was met by Representative
South of Baxter County, who is still here
watching the movements of Brady and
party, and the citizens' committee in the
interests of the Governor and then pro
ceeded to the Sheriff's offices. That official
being just now on the State line awaiting
the arrival of Fitzsimmons the package
was delivered to and receipted for and
opened by one of his deputies. Its con
tents were fourteen warrants, calling for
the arrest of Corbett, Brady and their
party and the production of each in
dividual to-morrow afternoon at Little
The warrants were based upon informa
tion sworn out by Attorney-Genera! Kings
worthy in precisely the same language as
that employed yesterday in securing the
papers for the arrest of Fitzsimmons, set- ;
ting forth that the principals to the pro
posed tight were about to engage in a con
test wherein might result the killing of
one or the other, and should therefore be
held to maintain the peace. Deputy
Sheriff Sam Tate was the only other at
tache of the office on hand, and to him the
chief deputy turned over the papers for
service. Tate took his time to think over
the matter. Shortly after 8 o'clock he ap
peared in the corridors of the Arlington,
sought out South and Booker, and after a
conference of fifteen minutes' duration
announced that he could not serve the
warrants, for the reason that the men
named therein were already in the custody \
of the officials on warrants sued out by the
Garland County Court.
Sheriff Booker, upon being satisfied that
this was actually the case, accepted the
situation at once and stated that he would
make no further effort to complicate that
situation by endeavoring to force the man
dates he had brought with him.
The officers of the club have been antici
pating some such move as this on the part
of the Governor and took the initiative
toward checkmating it by procuring a
warrant for Corbett's arrest yesterday
afternoon and having it served imme
To-day some more business was done in
the same line and as the sequel proved not
many hours too soon. Along about 2:30 a |
citizen, presumably opposed for the ]
moment to prize-fighting, presented him
self before Justice Rapley and swore out
warrants for the arrest of Manaeer Brady;
J. J. Wbeelock of Dallas, secretary of the
Florida Athletic Club; Joseph Vendigand
the following attached to Corbett's train
ing quarters: Joe Corbett (Jim's brother),
John Donaldson, Billy Delaney, Peter
Maher, Steve O'Donnell and John McVey, |
together with "Mysterious" Billy Smith,
who bad arrived earlier in the day.
Service was had at once upon the men I
who were in the city, and for the rest of
the day they were under the surveillance
of the deputy Sheriffs, while another batch
went to Spring Lake to take charge of the
• party at the training quarters. But for
this move the nine individuals would have
been gathered in and hauled off in the i
morning to Little Rock. Governor Clarke !
,' was notified to-night over the long- j
distance telephone ;by Attorney John !
M. Moore that his plans for the time being
had been thwarted. Some other move
from the executive mansion is expected
Judge Moore, who is recognized as the
head of the Arkansas bar. came over from
Little Rock with Sheriff Booker. He re
fused to talk concerning his business, but
he is evidently on hand to represent the
Governor in any court proceedings that
may result from the situation.
News from the State line at Texarkana
will be awaited with intense anxiety to- '
morrow. It was not until to-day that it
became generally known that last night
Sheriff Houpt started for the border line
with warrants calling for the airestof Fitz
simmons and Julian and their production
in court at Hot Springs. The officers sent
by the Governor from Little Reck bearing
papers for the taking of the same Individ
als and their arraignment in the capital
were on the same train with the Garland
County Sheriff and bis friendly warrant,
but when the train crosses the State line
to-morrow it will be a race and a struggle
between the two details of officers to which
the two sets of papers have been entrusted
and the best will win.
Nothing was heard from Fitzsimmons or
Julian during the day or evening, al
though numerous dispatches were sent to
them en route, and an impression began
to gain ground that perhaps they had de
cided after all to keep out of the State.
Toward 8 o'clock, however, a dispatch j
was received from the United Press, stating
that tbe party would leave San Antonio at j
8 o'clock*, and that Fitzsimmons had ex-
Eressed himself as expecting to meet Cor
ett in private on Sunday. This was read
aloud in the packed rotunda and received
with handclapping and exclamations of
satisfaction. It was the first substantial
intimation that had been received that the
Australian intended to live up to his agree
ment and dissipated the unfavorable ex
pressions that had been created by the
monotonous repetitions of his dispatch: j
"I will be there on the 31st."
The outlook is that if Fitzsimmons
reaches here to-morrow night the details
for the match will be quickly arranged. If
it is to take place in private for the side
purse of $10,000, tbere will be no postpone
ment from Thursday, the date originally
The club, however, favors a fight in pub
lic, and if both sides agree to this time
will be called at 1 o'clock on Monday or
Tuesday. It is the consensus of legal
opinion that both men once here the Gov
ernor will be powerless as to further inter
ference and that nothing can prevent the
pair from fighting it out. Afterward they
can plead guilty to a misdemeanor before
the Justice, pay their fines and go scott
free. "While he has made no public ex
pression of his intentions it is not believed
that Sheriff Houpt would under any cir
cumstances ask the Governor for military
aid, and in the absence of guns and bayo
nets the "I order you to disperse" of the
Sheriff would be about as effectual in
stopping the first or any succeeding rounds
as a blank cartridge would be in demolish
ing the wall of China.
Corbett did hard training this morning,
! and in the afternoon he played eight
i games of handball and then boxed fifty
two minutes with Jim Daly, John Donald
-1 son and McVey, the latter being known at
j the quarters as the "Terror," on account
jof his stiff punches. Numerous visitors
I came in from the city during the day and
I were considerably impressed with the
j champion's appearance.
■•Mysterious" Billy Smith, who is
matched against Ryan, arrived from Bos
ton to-day with a goodly retinue. He went
out to Spring Lake to finisn training.
Ryan will be here in the morning.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 29.— 80b
Fizsimmons and party arrived to-day
at noon from Corpus Christi and left to
night for Hot Springs. They will reach
Hot Springs to-morrow evening, and on
the following day Fitzsimmons will claim
his forfeit money. He informed The
United Press correspondent to-day that if
the present plans are carried out he will
fight Corbett in private.
He refused to give the location of the
j place at which the fight will take place,
i but it was stated by a member of his party
that it would be pulled off in the Indian
j Territory, and that the principals and
i their friends would be taken to the battle
i ground by special train from Hot Springs.
, Fitzsimmons stated that he would visit
| Corbett upon his arrival at Hot Springs,
! and give the champion an opportunity of
having an every-day scrap with him if the
latter feels so inclined. Fitzsimmons is in
the best of condition.
HOPE, Ark.. Oct. 29.— Fitzsimmons did
not pass through Texarkana to-day that
anybody knows of. When the westbound
train came in over the Texas Pacific from
San Antonio, Sheriff Dillard of Texarkana
and Deputy Sheriff Heard of Little Rock
went through it, but failed to hnd Bob. It
was noticed that one compartment of a
sleeper was locked, and this was not forced,
as the trainmen assured the officers that it
was occupied by a sick lady.
A report was circulated that the Fitz
simmons party had left the train a few
miies west of town and gone overland in
a hack to a station east of town in order to
evade arrest and so as to reboard the train.
When this train left Texarkana the two
officers, accompanied by the United Press
reporter, went aboard, going as far as
Hope, thirty miles distant. They wen
west again to-night at 8 o'clock and will
search the northbound train, which they
will meet at Homan, half way between
Hope and Texarkana. There is good
ground for believing that Fitzsimmons'
baggage was on to-day's train and the offi
cers are very hopeful that they will catch
Bob on to-night's train.
Just as the train pulled out from Tex
arkana this afternoon Officer Heard re
ceived a telegram from Governor Clarke,
the closing words of which were: "Catch
Fitzsimmons or stop him regardless of
cost or consequences; don't fail."
The prevailing belief is tbat Fitzsim
mons left the train somewhere west of
Texarkana, with the intention of coming
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 29.—
telegraph operators and a number of
sports from St. Louis and Chicago passed
through the city this morning en route to
Hot Springs. The operators came from
the Western Union office at St. Louis.
The sports had tickets to the fight, and
they said a large number of prize-fight ad
mirers were close behind them. There
will be a big crowd in the Vapor City by
A. United Press representative inter
viewed Joe, Vendig, manager of the
Florida Athletic Club, by telephone to
day. "We have nothing whatever to do
with the affair," said he. "Fitzsimmons
has not lived up to his contract. He has
fluked. I do not believe he will fight.
The people here expect him to come
Then, sottovoce: "Do you know where
Fitzsimmons is? We are very anxious to
know. It is said he is coming after his for
feit money, but he won't get it."
"Then you don't believe there will be a
"No, but we are out of it altogether.
Can't tell what others may do."
Governor Clarke to-night said that he
would see that Corbett and Fitzsimmons
were kept apart.
"Simply say they can't fight in Ar
kansas" was his injunction to the United
Press. Governor Clarke will leave for Hot
Springs to-morrow morning.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 29.-Notwithstand
ing the many obstacles that seem to make
i a meeting between Corbett and Fitzsim
mons very doubtful, the sporting public
are flocking to Hot Springs by every train.
The advance guard of what to-morrow will
be, an army of Southern tourists, filled the
outgoing Iron Mouutain trains to-night to
overflowing, and extra coaches were
coupled on. Many of the local lights of
the prize-ring, including the veteran Tom
Allen, once champion of the world, Tom
Kelly, Professor Billy Clark, the Dailys
and Professor Bob Farrell left this
evening. The latter, who is a recognized
authority on ring matters, and who
trained and seconded Sullivan when he
fought Ryan, is a probable referee of the
coming battle. The train also carried a
number of newspaper men.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 29.-Champion
James J. Corbett this afternoon sent to the
Post the following message in reply to a
j telegram asking his opinion of the situa
tion at Hot Springs:
Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, Ark.,)
October 29.; j
Editor Post— l do not think Fitzsimmons has
any idea of meeting me. I don't think he will
come here, but if he does he will throw every
obstacle he can in the way of a fight. lam
positive he is going to crawl, and for my rea
sons I refer you to his actions up to date.
James J. Corbett.
Rey El Santa Anita Sold.
NEW YOKK, N. V., Oct. 29.— A dis
patch from St. Louis announces that Key
El Santa Anita, owned by E. J. Baldwin,
has been sold to Richard Croker for $25,000.
THE SAIS FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895.
Mr. Croker. when seen to-day by a re
porter, acknowledged that be was nego
tiating for the purchase of Rey El Santa
Anita, and would acquire the horse pro
vided he could do so at what he considered
a reasonable figure, but he denied that the
purchase had been consummated.
ON THE EASTERN TRACKS.
Betting Done on the Quiet at the Morris
MORRIS PARK, N. V., Oct. 29.— The
bettors were on tbe alert to-day, and it
was an utter impossibility for a detective
or a stranger to place a wager, and the
layers of odds only did business with men
they were acquainted with. The jockey
club has decided, it is reported, to license
the proposed race meeting at the Pimlico
track, near Baltimore. The meeting will
begin November 11 and last eighteen days.
The Saratoga management is back of the
enterprise, it is understood.
Six furlongs, Bon Anl won, Titmouse second,
Sagamore third. Time, 1:15.
Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile, Belmar won,
Lamplighter and Lake Shore ran a dead heat
for the place. Time. 2:02. Only three start
Bronx stakes, six furlongs. Wernberg won,
Helen Nichols second, Harry Reed third. Time.
One mile, Hugh Penny won, Sir Dixon Jr.
second, Waltzer third, time. 1:41.
Six furlongs, Wishard won, Au Revoir sec
ond, Patrol third. Time, 1 :ll l .£.
Six and a half furlongs, Hawarden won,
Manchester second, Deerslayer third. Time,
ST. LOUIS, 510.. Oct. 29.— furlongs, Dan
ton won, imp. Thorn second, Swiftly third.
Nine-sixteeths of a mile, Loretta won, Leas
man second, Claude Martin third. Time, :56.
One and a quarter miles, Lily of the West won,
Marcel second, Billy McKenzie third. Time,
One mile, Forget won, Logan second, Cre
vasse third. Time. 1:42.
Five furlongs, Bing Binger won, Dew Drop
second, Ben Naiad third. Time, 1:04.
LINCOLN, Nebr., Oct. 29.— Less frigid
weather and an absence of wind had the
effect of slightly increasing the attendance
at the races to-day. Every heat in the
three events was warmly contested. The
bookmakers did a thriving business, but
the talent picked wisely and the day ended
with neither side far ahead. Dempsey
proved a disappointment in the 2:15-class
pace. He had been backed well to win,
but got only two heats, the three remain
ing going to Agennon. Trilmont and
The Conqueror, the favorites in their re
spective classes, won without trouble.
Sulphide and Carbonate gave an exhibi
tion driven together, but no attempt was
made at record-breaking, and the time was
2 :15-class pace, purse $1000, Agennon won,
Dempsey second, Hastings Boy third. Best
3 :00-class pace, purse $500, Tribmont won,
Wilberforce second, Charandas thitd. Best
time, 2-.17 I 2 .
2:15-class trotting, purse $500, The Con
queror won, Durango Belle second, St. Lewis
third. Best time, 2 :16J4.
CHICAGO, ILL., Oct. 29.— Results at Forsyth:
Six and one-half furlongs, Dr. Garnet won,
Proverb second, Jack Gore tnird. Time, 1:29*4.
Five furlongs. Pan Out won, Emily second,
Rubies third. Time. 1:08.
Six furlongs, Repeater won, Souvenir second,
I Frankie D. third. Time, 1:23.
Six and one-half furlongs, Ingomar won,
| Magnet second, Montepenso third. Time,
; 1 .28.
One mile, Our Maggie won, Gunwad second,
Wells Street third. Time, 1:52.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. Latonia re
sults: One mile, Cenewood won, Peabody sec
ond, Charley Weber third. Time, 1:43%."
One and a sixteenth miles, Lobengtila won,
Egbart second, Cashday third. Time, l:48"/2.
j One and a half miles, Pepper won, Blue and
Gray second, Newcom third. Time. 2:37',.
Five and a half furlongs, Loki won, >oba
la^ka second, Blue Ribbon third. Time, 1:08} .<.
Five furlongs, Lufra won, Shuttlecock second,
Sugar third. Time, 1:03.
One mile, Judith won, Relict second, Re
splendent third. Time, 1:42%.
ONE BOOKMAKER HELD.
Racing Men of Morris Park to Make a
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 29.—Magis
trates Crane and Kudlicb in the Essex
Market Court yesterday began their
examination into the cases of the Morris
Park racetrack arrests made last Thurs
day for alleged violation of the anti
gambling laws of the State. The cases
against the judges, Robert M. Simmons
and Clarence McDowell, were dismissed on
i motion of Lawyer Steinhardi for the
prosecution. Then Charles J. Fitzpatrick,
the clerk of the scales, was discharged
from custody, as there could be no case
made out against him.
Delancey Nicoll moved in behalf of the
bookmakers that they be discharged, but
his motion was denied. Later, however, it
was decided to make a test case against
one of the bookmakers and with this end
in view Orlando Jones and his clerk,
Sturgis, were by common consent made
the defendants in the test case. The cases
against the other bookmakers were dis
FINAL ACTION RESERVED.
Baldwin and His Controversy With the
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 29.-At a meet
ing of the stewards of the Jockey Club this
evening, which was attended by Messrs. Bel
mont, Keene, Knapp, Hitchcock and
Thompson, the following resolution was
■Whereas, The action of the stewards of the
Westchester Racing Association in refusing the
entries of the Santa Anita stable under article
42 of the rules of racing at the course of that
association being final, ana a iurther hearing
having been granted by the stewards of the
Jockey Club to Mr. Baldwin, who attended
with counsel and witnesses, it is hereby
Resolved, That further investigation shall be
pursued by the stewards ot the Jockey Club,
and final decision be reserved.
Smith Lowered a Record.
OGDEN, Utah, Oct. 29.— At the National
Bicycle circuit races to-day the State half
mile class A was lowered by Charles Smith
of Salt Lake from 1 :02 2-5 to 1 :01.
One-mile novice, 8. Herrick won. Time
2:27 4-5. '
One mile open, class B, Bald won, Riser see
on.l, Murphy third. Time, 2:214-5.
Half-mile open, class A, H. F. S>inds won
Time, 1:03 3-5.
Half-mile open, class B, Bald won, Klser sec
ond, Murphy third. Time, 1:04.
One mile open, class A, Proudfit won. Time
2:20 1-5. '
Two-mile handicap, class B, E. W. Came
200, won; G. L. Weiler, 150, second: C s'
Wells, 100, third. Time, 4 :32 1-5.
Two-mile handicap, class A, Proudfit. 110
won. Time, 5:15 3-5. • '
Los Angeles Sports.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 29.-The Los
Angeles Athletic Club has announced the
programme for its Thanksgiving field day.
It includes putting the 16-pound shot;
handicap high jump; running broad jump
running hop, step and jump; 100-yard
dash, novice; 100-yard dash, handicap
-440-yard run, handicap; 220-yard run
open ; one-mile bicycle, class A ; two-mile
lap, class A, and 220-yard hurdle, open.
Good prizes have been put up for the
Cut Down Three Records.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, Oct. 29.— TV. W.
Windle took three world's bicycle records
from John S. Johnson this afternoon. He
cut the half-mile record from 51 to 48 sec
onds, third mile from 32 2-5 to 30 3-5 sec
onds, and quarter mile from 23 to 22 4-5
seconds. A. B. Howson, State League of
American Wheelmen official, was present
and the records are official. '
Won by Placer.
LOOMIS, Cal., Oct. 29.— The third match
of the cricket festival was begun at the
Citrus Colony club-ground to-day, between
Placer and Santa Clara County elevens.
The latter were handicapped by the un
avoidable absence of some of their best
players. Placer batted first and made 260.
Coates 78 not out, Butt 44, Simonds 45 and
Flower 28, made most of the runs. Santa
_2*J_*_&s6i_iSKß,;_ ' • m.x»t»— V_»UH»
Clara lost eight wickets for 74, and N. S.
Mayo, who went in first, batting admir
ably for 32 not out. Play will be resumed
LOS ANGELES RACES.
Honors Fall to McZeus, Lady Grace and
Javlin in Well-Contested
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 29.— There
was a fair-sized crowd at the track this
afternoon, and a better day for racing
could not be wished for.
The first event was the four-year-old
trotting. Stamboul Belle had the pole,
but it availed her little. Jasper Paulson
forged to the front and had things his own
way to the three-quarters when McZeus
began to push his nose gradually forward.
At this point Rex Gifford came along at a
tremendous speed and appeared destined
to win, but broke. McZeus came in first,
Jasper Paulson second and Rex Gifford
third. Time, 2:17. There were seven
starters and Silver Bee was distanced, lt
was an exciting race, and there was much
enthusiasm. In the succeeding heats the
order in the first was maintained.
The next event was 2:30 trotting. It
was a close race in the first heat between
Lady Grace and Native State, and Native
State breaking at the drawgate gave the
heat to Lady Grace, with Native State
second and Charivari third. Time, 2:17.
Lady Grace won the second and third
heats, with Native State second and !
Charivari third. Time, 2:l6}£ and 2:15%.
The great event was the 2:25 pacing for !
three-year-olds. Roan Wilkes was the j
favorite. Hal Corbett took the pole, but I
could not win. Javlin and Roan Wilkes !
had a blanket race from the three-quarter
pole and came down the stretch at a 2:08
pace. Javlin came under the wire first,
Roan Wilkes second, Hal Corbett third.
Trotting, four-year-olds, 2:25 class.
Me/ens 1 1 1
Jasper Paulson 2 2 2
lies. Gifford 3 33
Time, 2:17— 2:14y a -2:15.
Trotting, 2:30 class.
Lady Grace 1 l l
IN ative State 2 22
Charivari 3 33
Belle Wilson 4 a
Pacing, 2:25 class.
Bonn Wilkes 2 2 2
Hal Corbett 3 33
Time, 2:131.4-2 :14i/ -2:l7Va.
PRACTICE AT STANFORD.
Coach Camp Working the Footballers
Two Hours a Day.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Oct.
29. The announcement was made by
Captain Cochran to-day that hereafter
men must report for practice at 4 o'clock
on the "gridiron" instead of at 5 p. m.
This is due to Camp's advice, he being, as
The Call stated several days ago, strong
in the belief that the players should be at
work at least two hours daily. After a
time there will also be morning signal
The practice game last evening was one
of the best yet played. There was some
show of intelligence and team work, which
has heretofore been conspicuous only by
its absence. Some of the players met with
slight bruises during the game, which will
keep them off the field for several days. A
common complaint heard is that the play
lacks quickness and vigor; signals are
given too slowly. Camp expresses himself
heartily in favor of a snappy game, but
says that accuracy should not give way to
rapidity. He would prefer sure playing,
without fumbling, even though it were
slow, to cyclone playing, where the ball
was dropped at critical periods and the
game was unreliable generally. _.
Some of the footballers are so well satis
fied with themselves that they appear very
irregularly on the field, which is going to
work hardship on the team if persisted in.
There is general satisfactiouover the train
ing-table fare, which is much superior to
that given the men last year.
The freshmen are working faithfully un
der Captain Mcintosh, and will make as
good showing as possible against Berkeley.
No one expresses confidence in a freshman
victory, for the light weight of the men al
most precludes the possibility. Berkeley
will easily outweigh Stanford freshmen
ten pounds to a man, but the latter will
put up as good a game as they can.
Went Out in the Fourth.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 29.— The fifteen
round exhibition at the Olympic Athletic
Club here to-might between Frank Gar
rard of Chicago and Billy Steffers of Cleve
land came to an abrupt conclusion in the
fourth round, when the Cleveland pugilist
was knocked completely out. Steffers was
Stanford's Tennis Champions.
-STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Oct.
29.— The finals in the gentlemen's doubles
at tennis resulted in a victory for Richer,
'98, and Freeman, '99, over Spencer, "97,
and Arnold, '95. Score : 6—3, 6—2, 6—l.
Harvard Refuses to Enter.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 29.— Yale
has been notified that Harvard has refused
to enter the annual gun club shoot this
fall, in which Yale and Princeton have
Electricity in Turkey. — The Turks
have a great dread of electricity, the
heathenish discovery of the Giaours, but
he Sultan has so far torn himself from
the prejudices of bis people as to permit
his Ministry of Marine to conduct a series
of experiments with electrical projectors.
In the face of this concession it seems pos
sible that an opening may be found for
commercial electric-lighting in the coun
try of the Ostnanh. As a matter of fact,
he Sultan's advisers are understood,
under a heavy pressure of baksheesh, to be
willing to place the matter before the
Caliph in a favorable light, but to this
there is a decided set-off in the fact that
some of the royal family are extensive
shareholders in the local gasworks. Some
time ago the agent of an enterprising
American firm approached the representa
tive of the Sultan with the idea of develop
ing telephone work in Turkey. As soon
as the Sultan got a glimmering of what the
telephone was he firmly declined to allow
a single instrument in his domains. His
explanation was that if the Turks once
had access to such an instrument they
would be plotting revolutions in every
town and in every street of the town. An
amusing incident is told by a well-known
correspondent of his experience in one
phase of Turkish official life. He received
an elaborate note from the department of
the censor of Constantinople. The censor
informed him that in order to make a
message more accurate and explicit ten
words had been added to the telegram
which had been sent from the department
the previous night, and the correspondent
was asked to remit $2 to pay for the added
words. Knowing well that it is useless to
protest in Turkey, the correspondent sent
the money, but at the same time respect
fully suggested that if the censor would
write his message entirely and merely for
ward him the weekly cable bill it would
save him much unnecessary trouble. The
censor is taking time to consider whether
this offer is serious or sarcastic. *
Recently the wife of a dwarf named
Morris gave birth to twins in Bleanavon,
North Wales. Morris is only thirty-five
inches in height and his wife is even
smaller in stature. They were married at
Barthomley Church last Christmas and
have since been traveling through the
country as General and Mrs. Small, being
the smallest married couple in the world.
The mother and infants are doing well.
Harry Russell, who wrote "Cneer, Boys,
Cheer," will be 83 years old Cljjistiuas eve.
THE BAY DISTRICT RACES
The Ring Was Hard Hit Over
the Win of Fi Fi, a 30
to 1 Shot.
HY DV DOWNED A FAVORITE.
Rosebud Beat Sir Richard and Equaled
the Coast Record for Six
Cash Sloane, a brother of Tod's, arrived from
the East yesterday and witnessed the racing
from the ground. He has been riding at Oak
ley, and will be seen in the saddle ere long.
Caliente, the winner of the third race, is a
full brother to the Nevada stable's Uncle Giles.
As a yearling he was small, but he has devel
oped into a fine-looking youngster.
Mr. Grant, manager of Theodore Winter's
stable, left for Reno last night to attend to the
shipping to San Francisco of the Rancho del
Sierra yearlings that are to pass under the
auctioneer's hammer next month.
Thomas Murphy, the well-known farrier,
formerly plater for Palo Alto Stock Farm and
E. J. Baldwin, ha 3 been appointed paddock in
spector at the Bay District track, the position
formerly held by Ed Greany. Mr. Murphy has
long been identified with the turf, and should
ably fill the position to which he has been
Hugh Jones, the well-known pencller, did
not cut-in yesterday. "Hughey" said he
thought he would stay down on the ground for
a few days to see if his luck, which has not
been of the best lately, would change. After
the first race he remarked that he was glad he
did, for said Hughey: "They would have had
Henry Wendt, a layer of odds, said that Fi Fi
"had never shown him anything in the East,"
and whenever he took a wager in on him,
Henry said his mind reverted to the subject of
Christmas presents. The race is said to have
cost him $1000. .
Sam Merriwether, who owns Pi Fi, won
$2000 over the horse's victory, and Abe Stein,
who grew tired of bookmaking, won almost a
like sum on the brown horse.
For awhile the bookmakers were afraid they
were going to get caught on another outsider.
In the second race Valiente was backed down
from 10 to 2% to 1, but finished third. Mr.
Macdonough was one of the horse's support
ers, his coin principally causing the cut in the
At the conclusion of the races the stewards
held a meeting to further investigate the
charge of buying up a horse preferred against
Dan Williams and his charge, Jockey Cheva
lier, by Abe Stein. Nothing definite was ac
complished, the investigation being laid over
until to-day. The stewards, however, decided
upon passing more stringent rules in regard to
the jockey's room and saddling paddock,
which they will frame to-day.
There was nothing in the past race
record of Fi Fi, a brown gelding, by Hi
dalgo, to convey the impression that he
would ever be the medium of a "killing,"
but time works wonders, and the result of
the first race yesterday will linger long in
the minds of some of the nine bookies that
were up on the block. The race was a
seven-furlong selling affair with but five
starters. Ida Sauce was an even money
favorite, with Gold Dust a warm second
In the opening betting Fi Fi was quoted
at 30 to 1. When a few straggling fives
and tens began going in on him the pen
cilers looked upon them as a joke and
seemed hungry for more. At post time 9
to 1 was still obtainable. The flag fell to a
good start, with Fi Fi soon showing in
front, followed by Gold Dust. The latter
grew tired early, giving second place to the
favorite. The "first five furlongs were rat
tled off at a very fair clip, and as the
horses turned into the stretch the outsider
was still holding his own.
On the trip to the wire he tired badly
and looked as though he would like to
stop and take a rest, but managed to hold
on long enough to beat the first choice out
a length in 1:29%. Gold Dust, who ran a
very poor race, was a distant third. Sev
eral thousand dollars were taken out of the
ring over the victory. The rest of the day
the bookmakers were very chary of play
ing on an outsider.
Of the six races on the card, first choices
were successful in but two. The chilly
weather drew out but a fair-sized crowd of
racegoers and the betting was light.
Castanette, a full sister to Carmel, won
the second race, a five-furlong scramble for
maiden two-year-olds, with ease from San
Marcus, starting alto 2 favorite. She led
almost from the drop of the flag.
Donahue's ride on Nic Nac, the 8 to 5
favorite for the next race, also a five
furlong dash for maiden youngsters, did
not please the critics. He managed to get
into a couple of pockets and" finished
second to Caliente, backed from 5 to 3 to
1. Whether his mount could have beaten
the El Rio Rey colt is doubt for he
drew away in the stretch and won handily
The defeat of Oakland in the mile selling
dash was a most expensive one for the
talent. He was backed from Btosto 4to
5, and beaten through McKnight making
his run too soon, added to an attack of
razzle-dazzleness in the stretch. Silver
led the field to the stretch, taming for the
wire with a lead of two lengths, the favor
ite, who had been rushed from last to
second place, a head in front of Tar and
Tartar. The favorite soon passed Silver,
but was in turn passed by Hy Dy. on
which Riley, after being cutoff and falling
back, reserved his horse for the stretch
and won cleverly by half a length from
Oakland in 1:41%. Tar and Tartar ran a
good race, finishing in third place.
The fifth race, at five furlongs, for mem
bers of the two-year-old division, went to
the even-money choice Monitor, who led
all the way and won by a length with
little to spare from the 15 to 1 shot Encino.
Cardwell, backed from 5 to 1 to 14 to 5,
was beaten out for third place the last few
jumps by Suffrage, a 10 to 1 chance in the
ring. - :/4yy ■:■.'■'■■. t/;ii'£y;- }
Pitted against Rosebud and Sir Richard
in the last race, over the full six-furlong
course, Morven appeared slightly out
classed, and he cut but a small figure in
the betting. The first two named sprint
ers opened at even money and your pick,
around post time the. gray horse having
the call at 4 to 5, with 6 to 5 against the
Burns & Waterhouse entry. Rosebud was
first away, and, shaking Morven off af*er
going a quarter, won driving from Sir
Richard by a length in I:l3 coast record
time. She carried but ninety-nine pounds
in the saddle. 7.7* 7;>
Thirty -third day, Tuesday. October 29. —
Weather fine; track fast. ~
1 OO FIRST RACE— Seven furlongs: selling;
JLUO. three-year-olds and up; parse $250. Time,
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. \'_ Str. Fin.
137 Fi Fi, 93 (Chevalier) 5 l/i 1/ 1/
142 Ida Saurr, 99 (Riley) 1 'ii 23 23
142 Gold Dust. 104. (W. Flvnn). 4 21 35 310
74 Valanta, 98 (Livermore) 2 6 5 ih
142 Imp. Trentola, 107 (E. - "
J0ne5)........... .....3 4J 45 5
Good start. Won driving. Winner, E. Tlarney's
br. «., by Hidalgo-Veracity.
Betting: Fl Fi 9, Ida Saver even, Gold Dust 15
to 10, imp. Trentola 20, Valauta 160.
1 (KA SECOND RACE— Five furlongs: selling;
11)t, maiden ear-olds; purse $250. Time,
1:02%.- - .. '
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. Vi Str. Fin.
147 Castanette, 105 (Cheva
lier).. 5 13 13 liy_
134 San Marcus, 105 (E. Jones)l 21% '-21 25
87 Valiente, 110 (.Uennessy).. 2 o/l tf Sh
132 Amen, 107 (Hinrichs) 6 S/i 33 45
144 Imp. Alien. 109 (Evans).. .4 6 6 63
56 Rejected, 105 (Burns) 3 ih 52 6
Good start. Won easily. Winner, Laurelwood
farm's eh. f.. by Duke of Norfolk-Carmen.
Betting: Castenette 1 to 2, Sau Marcus 8. Vall
ente 2*y5., Amen 7, Rejected 30, imp. Alien 100.
1 ax. THIRD RACE— Five furlongs: selling;
X-XJtJ. maiden two-year-olas; purse $250. Time,
Ind Horse, weight, jockey. St. V-, Str. Fin.
144 Caliente, 108 (Hinrichs)... 31 2*. 1*
*N*ic_S"ac, 109 (Donohue)... 1 2/1 '62 2-J.
132 Harry O. 105 (Shaw) 4 1% 1. 35
134 Japan, 111 (L. Lloyd) 3 55 43 ii
147 Canvasback, 105 (Cheva
lier) 6 47i 54 55
Pert Child, 107 (M. Fe11)... 6 6 6 6
Gooa start. Won easily. Winner, J. E. Terry's
eh. c. by El Rio Rey-Hettie Humphrey. At post
Betting: Caliente 3, Nic Nac Bto 5, Harry 05,
Japan 2. Canvasback 10. Pert Child 50.
1 f\R FOURTH RACE— One mile; selling;
iW < purse $250. Time, 1:4134.
Ind. Horse, weight, Jockey. St. Vi Str. Fin.
141 Hy By, 92 (Riley) 1 it 81 1*~ 2
(922) Oakland, 104 (McKnight). ...6 6 'iy_ 2..
115 TarandTartar,9B(Chevalier)4 2*i 42 3*/ 2
135 Silver, 89 (E.Jones) 3 li II il
146 Svengali. 86 (Mclntyre) 2 4/1 6 51
1032 Trix, 95 (Rowan) 5 ih by. 6
Good start. Won driving. Winner, J. H. Shield's
br. g., by Hyder Addle Warren.
Betting: Hy Dy 4, Oakland 4to 5, Tar and Tar
tar 4, Trix 40, Silver 7, Svengali 50.
"I £_»7 FIFTH RACE-Five furlongs; selling:
axj 1 . two-year-olds; purse s3oo. Time, 1:013/4.
J?. t J-„ - weight, jockey . St. % Str. Fin.
136 Monitor, 97 (Chevalier) 1 iy_ 1* II
127 Encino, 94 (E.Jones) 3 2% 'At 23
67 Suffrage, 91 (Mclntyre) 4 63 53 'ih
122 Cardwell, 103 (W. Flynn)... 2 31 2*/ ait
144 Claude Hill, 106 (Macklin).. 5/i 4- 2 53
,_ ha trance. 102 (Hinrichs)... B 8 ti\_ 63
132 Mollie 7( Fitzgerald). 64* 7 7
144 Edgemount, 94 (Reidy) 5 It 8 8
Good start. Won handily. Winner, California
stable's eh. g., by imp. sir Modred-Visalla.
Betting: Monitor even, Encino 15, Suffrage 100,
Cardwell 14 to 5, Claude Hill iV., Edgemount 6,
La France 100, Mollie Bawn 300.
*| OQ SIXTH RACE - Six furlongs: selling;
IXJiy). three-year-olds and upward; purse $300.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. xx, str. Fin.
120 Rosebud, 99 (W. F1vnn).... 1 11 15 iy 2
105 Sir Richard, 106(Hinrichs).2 3 3 26
122 Morven, 101 (McKnight).. .3 23 2/_ 3
Good start. Won driving. Winner, Burns <fe
Waterhouse's eh. f., by Tyrant- Rosemary.
Betting: Rosebud 6 to 5, Sir Richard 4 to 6, Mor
Following are to-day's entries:
First race, five-eighths of a mile, selling,
maidens— Artemus 101, Joe Hill 103, Carina
94, Lady Gray 94, Judge Tarn 101, Jim Corbett
103, Lochinvar 103, Triumph 103, San Marcus
94, Pert Child 94, Rhaetia 94.
Second race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ing—Oregon Eclipse 129, Perhaps 106, Sweet
Briar 106, Valiente 106, Red Bird 126, Myron
121, Miss Pollard 103, Moss Terry 126.
Third race, one and a quarter miles. Vestal
stakes, three-year-old Flirtilla 119,
Umma 119, Bravura 119.
Fourth race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ing—Three Forks 126, Crawford 126, imp. En
dymlon 103, Rey Alta 124, Joe Cotton 126,
Gold Bug 126, Bill McClosky 109.
Fifth race, one mile and seventy yards, han-
McLight 110, Little Cripple 106,
Sixth race, one mile, selling— 107,
Elmer F 101, Adelante 101, Faro 104, Barcal
dine 92, Ransome 98, Miss Fletcher 104, Nor
mandie 104, Centurion 101.
The riayers Who Will Compete forthe
Championship on Sunday.
The Olympic Club's handball tourna
ment will be concluded on Sunday. Last
Sunday's games resulted as follows:
First class— Hampton and Johns beat
Ebner and McVicker. Score: 21-10,21—12.
Second class— James and Hallett beat
Cutter and Russ. Score: 21—1, 21 17.
The same players beat Mallon and Wat
kins. Score: 21—0. Emmons and Harri
son beat Curley and Newman. Score:
21—9, 21—15. The same players beat James
and Hallett. Score: 21—17, 21—18. Cur
ley and Newman beat Cutter and Rus3.
Score: 21—3, 21—10.
Third class — Smith and Jackson beat
Snordenhouse and Dirking — score: 21 — 14,
21 — 5; and Baker and Johnson, score:
21 11, 21 10. Baker and Johnson beat
Michaels and Bernhard. Score: 21—18,
Considerable interest is manifested in the
final rounds of. the tournament. The
players who will contest for the champion
ship and thb handsome prizes are as" fol
First class — Hampton and Johns and
McVicker and Ebner. Sullivan and Mc-
Elroy and Allison and Morton.
Second class— Smith and Collins and
James and Taylor. Newman and Curley
and Emmons aud Harrison.
Third class— Snordenhouse and Dirking
and Baker and Johnson. Smith and Jack
son and Bush and Cunningham.
There will be a game of baseball to-day at 3
p. m. between the Friscos and San Joses at
Central Park. Ladies will be admitted free,
and the players will work for victory with all
the power they can command.
Identified His Poultry and Uncle Sam
Lost a Sale-
The proprietor of a small summer resort
hotel in Virginia, as a Star man was told,
has more or less trouble with his colored
neighbors, who have their weaknesses, as
who of us have not? One day Uncle Sam
came up with six nice chickens to sell.
"How much are they?" inquired the
"One dollar for the lot, boss."
The landlord looked them over carefully,
not to say suspiciously.
"Ain't these the same chickens I bought
last week?" he inquired.
"Not dat I knows on, boss," replied the
old man, just a little disturbed. "Has you
been losin' any poultry here lately?" .;- ;
"I have, and 1 lost these. Did you steal
"Fo' the Lawd, no sah. boss; 'deed I
The landlord was not in an argumenta
"Well, ail I've got to say is they are mine
and you can give them up or go to jail,
whichever you choose." .':'■:.;
"But I didn't steal dem pullets, boss," in
sisted the old man.
"You heard what I said," was all the
landlord would say.
Uncle Sam laid the chickens down on
the ground and began scratching his head.
"I didn't steal dem chickens, an' I doan'
wanter co to jail," he said with great de
Tho landlord waited.
"I spec, boss," he proceeded slowly, "you
better done take urn. Dey wuz out in de
woodshed when I got up in de mawnin'
an' I never axed urn no questions; jes'
picked urn up and fetched urn 'long wid
me. Dey's a pile er mergers 'round here
wot makes it powahfnl hahd fer a po ol'
sinnah like I is ter stand agin der shovin'
and scroughin' an' keep in de middle ob de
road; 'deed dey is, boss. Good evenin',
boss,", and as the old man slipped around
the corner he kicked himself for taking the
wrong lot of chickens from his collection.
Among the officers who have served in
the Spanish army in Cuba arc two sons of
Marshal Bazaine, who ranked as sergeant.
One of them, it is said, was killed a few
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Went Down to Arizona, Saw
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Among the country people in the East
Arizona is still regarded as one of "the
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Los Angeles, July 30, 1895.
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