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LOCAL RIDERS
WIN IN FRANCE
The Terrill Brothers Take
Three Eaces From
Crack Cyclists.
"Mike," the Bay City Mascot,
Once Again Restored to
His Owners.
Prizes for the Big Eace Meet at Sac
ramento—Great Bide of Huret
in Paris Eecently.
The past week has been so split up into
holidays that club captains have made no
arrangements for out-of-town events for
to-morrow, with the result that there is
nothing on the cards except the record
trial of M. G. Curtis of Alameda, who
will make another attempt to lower the
record from Fruitvale to San Jose.
The end of this month and the fore part
o: October offer a tempting array of events
in the racing line, commencing with the
meet of the Capital City Wheelmen of
Sacramento on September 26, at which
will be contested the great $200 handicap
of the C. A. C. C. Then on October 3
comes the meet of the Olympic Club
Wheelmen at the Velodrome in this City.
The Olympics occasionally take up the
meet-giving proposition on their own ac
count, as they have done in this instance,
and whenever they do success is assured.
They will probably attract the largest
fields and best class of riders that have
ever appeared on this famous track, arid
for once at least this City will see a well
conducted race meet and doubtless a
packed grandstand.
Oh Sunday, October 10. occurs the an
nual ten-mi. c handicap road race of the
associated clubs from Fruitvale to Hay
wards. Already some men are in prelim
inary training lor this race, which always
attracts the largest entry-list of any of
the association's open events and is the
most hazardous and exciting. The prize
list is always more than ordinarily val
uable, which perhaps in a measure ac
counts for the large fields every year.
The Ariel Bicycle Club of Vailejo con
templates giving a meet in October on its
sis-lan board track there, and will prob
ably select the 17th a3 the date. As Sacra
mento intends to follow up its September
26 meet with another in about a month,
this will make at least one big meet every
week for some time to come, and they
will be conducted in cities where a large
attendance is assured, and by clubs that
thoroughly understand the business. With
the Sacramento management there is
nothing to be desired, and the same must
be saia of Vallejo, save tbat its care of 'he
officials and newspaper men is very
slight. There is ample room in front of the
Vallejo grand stand to construct a good
judges' stand and press box, and this
fchould be done before another meet is
given.
One of the most remarkable rides in the
world was that recently made by Con
stant Huret of Paris. He certainly does
not belie hi* name, for on August 14 and
15 he rode 909 kilometers 27 meters in 24
hours, or nearly 565 miles. It was a most
marvelous performance, the more so from
the fact that, starting for a 24-bonr event,
he managed to get inside the record at 51
miles, lowering, more particularly, the
much-envied 100-kilometer record, and
that after having received four hours'
steady downpour of rain on the back of
his neck he finished the race so brilliantly
as to ride 23 miles in the last hour.
In the race Huret defeateu Rivierre and
Coriang, .wo of France's greatest riders.
Hare', was paced by eight quad- and one
quint. His winnings on the race amount
ed to $1000— $1700 for riding the wheel,
$900 irom the tire company, $1000 first
pr z- money offered by the track, $200
from a private bet and $200 premuims for
covering more than 900 Kilometers. The
expenses of the race for the firm employ
ing Huret amounted to overs3ooo.
The Terriil brothers of this City, who
are now racing in France, still continue
to be victorious, and the following letter
just received fiom Harry Terriil tells of
their latest achievements, and also has
something interesting to say in the mat
ter of gears:
Since I last wrote yon we have done very
well at racing. I have only raced once, on ac
count of the rain, and Bob twice. Bob rode
at Rouen on August 15 and won the Grand
international, beating . out some very good
me". I stayed in Paris to ride at the Buffalo
Velodrome, but it rained all day.
Yesterday (Sunday, August 22) we both rode
a' Amiens and won both the open races. Bob
wo;, the Grand Prix and I won the Inter
rational. 1 was beaten out in my heat in the
Grand Prix, though I ought to have won it, as
1 waited too long in trying to pass. I won the
International, though, and made a kind ol a
"Terriil" day of it.
Bob has been challenged by a rider named
Ransson, whom he boat in the Grand Prix,
and will probably ride him a match very
shortly. .
We have changed our gears very much since
we have been here. In America I never rode
higher than an 80-inch on an outdoor track.
Here we are both riding a 92-inch gear. This
is a very ordinary gear here, but very high lor
Americans. A great many of • the Tilers ride
100-inch and over, and some of them are much
smaller than we are.
The Imperial Cycling Club members
have in pleasant anticipation their fifth
party, which will take place at Native
Sons' Hall on Tuesday evening, October 5.
lor which invitations have already been
issued. The affair promises to be on a par
socially with its predecessors, which is
sufficient guarantee of a most enjoyable
evening.
"Mike," the Bay City Wheelmen's bull
dog mascot, has just been recovered, alter
an absence of sixty-seven days. A gentle
man found him and had him in charge,
and seeing the item about him in these
columns last Saturday, he was soon in tne
bands of his rightful owners, and the
gloom which was hovering over the Gold
en Gate avenue clubhouse nas disap
peared. Herbert "Dreams" Clarke will
please note this. Since he published his
own picture in i is own column of West
ern Sports there has been no living with
the writer of "Sittings"— most appropri
ately named, by the way, when it is re
membered that the chaff is often separat- j
ed from the wheat by such a process. And i
RESUME OF SPORTS
his idle comment on mv lost dog scoop is '
certainly chuff, and nothing more. But
the end justified the means, for behold I
the canine is found forthwith on second
publication of the notice, and The Call
has received the heartfelt thanks of the
j strongest bicycle club in the State.
The annual tueater party of the Califor
i nia Associated Cycling Clubs next month]
which will probably be held at the Tivoli.
! will brill;.* together all the united cycling
interests hereabouts, and is always a de-
I sirable feature, as it tends o engender
more cordial relations between the clubs.
j Last year the theater was packed filteen
! minute* before the curtain went up and
1 many were turned away. Of course, this
! was tood for the box-office, but I would
1 advise getting seats early this time.
The Capital City Wheelmen ot Sacra
mento have, after" three changes, finally
settled upon Sunday. September 26, as the
date of their big race mcc, and the fol
lowing attractive list of events and prizes
has been arranged:
Half-mile scratch, amateur— ?2s overcoat,
$12 50 watch fob, $7 50 silk umbrella.
One-;hird-mile scratch, professional—
§'M, $10.
Two-mile handicap, amateur— s2s 'hot gun.
$12 50 men's furnishing goods, $7 50 travel
ing ban.
One mile championship between profes
sionals and amateurs Go.d medal $25. sun
clothes $35, $20 silver stopwatch, $10 M. &
W. tires.
The annual professional one-mile handicap;
entries limited to professionals; members of
the C. A. C. C: purse $200, $100 of which is
contributed by the C. A. C. C, and to this is
also added the entrance fees. First prize 50
per cent, second prize 25 wr cent, third prize
15 per cent, fourth prize 10 per cent.
Entries should be sent to C. E. Wright,
secretary race meet committee, 402 J
street, Sacramento, from whom blanks
can be secured. The entries close on the
19th inst. The fees are 50 cents for the
amateur handicap; no fee for scratch
events; C. A. C. C. professional handi
cap, $5.
The Sacramento club has without doubt
the best appointed track in the State, lt
is built of boards, three laps to the mile,
and save for the last turn into the home-
I
This Young; Athlete, Constant Huret, Rode 565 Miles in
Twenty-Four Hours.
stretch is splendidly banked. The grand
stands are new, shaded and commodious,
the officials' and press stand equally com
fortable, and added to this is the bon
homie and good fellowship of as jo'ly a
set of cyclers as ever gathered together.
It is little wonder that their track is a
paying proposition when the high class of
racing furnished is considered, and visitors
who once attend a meet always go again.
It is so well worth the trip that hundreds
make the excursion from here when a
meet at Sacramento is on the cards.
News From Among
the Rowing Clubs.
The South Ends are anxiously waiting
for the 19th to arrive, and for the next
week will only indulge in light training.
The crews are all in perfect condition and
feel confident of winning.
' The senior crew, or "Midgets," are row
j ing in their old-time form, and for the
l past two weeks have been out almost
I every evening. On Admission day they
rowed over the three-mile course in less
than twenty-four minutes, which is con
sidered fast time. They carried a heavy
cockswain, and had to row against a
strong tide on the homeward journey.
Captain McArthur says he will "stake his
life" that they will beat the Stockton
Giants by a dozen boat lengths.
James Foley will represent the club in
the shell race, and like all his clubmuies
is in the pink of condition.
Tom Grennan of the Olympic Club was
the guest of the South End Club on Ad
mission day. Mr. Grennan was so favor
ably impressed with the boats and equip
ments of the South Enders that he has
decided to present his name for member
ship at the next meeting.
The members of th° Dolphin Swim
ming and Boating Club took advantage of
the beautiiul weather last Sunday and the
nine boat of the club were in active use.
Joseph B. Keenan was out in his gig
Meteor and had Al Frits of the South
Ends for his guest.*
A crew composed of C. M. Farrell
stroke, Joe Farrell afterwaist, Will Bush
forward waist, Joe Liib bow, Joe Earls
cockswain, rowed the barge Arion to Long
Bridge and had lor passengers E. H.
Coney, Judge A. B. Treadwell, Al Shields
and Adam Schuppert.
W. 0. Patch will represent the club in
I the senior outrigger skiff race, and T. K.
: Kernan will try for the senior shell cham
pionship.
Keenan is working hard at the Pioneer
j h'.use at Long Bridge. Last Sunday he
j visited the Dolphin house and went for a
j three-mile run around the Presidio roads.
At the EI Campo regatta on Septmber
I 19 the Dolphin Club will attend in a body,
| wnile . several members and their friend--
I intend to charter a tug for the occasion.
Captain Kennedy is working hard to
have at least ten entries tor the next run
for the diamond medal. He is assured by
Charles Farrell, .1. R. Keenan, Aiex Pape,
Cully Mogan and John Lynch that they
will contest with Patch lor the honor of
wearing it.
Hopkins, Sullivan, Kennedy and Patch
are sleeping on the ark, while Pane lives
home. SRhRBB**
E. H. Coney has accepted Peter yon
Hadeln's chall-nge and will row their r..Cr*
the first Sunday in. October. Coney will
row in the Anon, while Peter will do his
work in the Wieland.
The Stab to-day speaks in strong terms o
the Haskins gang. •
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1897.
FIRST WALCOTT-
LAVIGNE FIGHT
How the Lightweight Stars
Performed in Decem
ber, 1895.
!'■'■■'
: The White Lad Had the Best of

a Hurricane Fifteen
Rounds.
Connolly and Case the Favorites in
the Next Physical Culture
Contest.
There is great activity In pugilistic
circles, and notwithstanding the many
scheduled attractions the promoters of
the physical-culture clubs are looking for
new cards. The National Club is desirous
of making a match for Sharkey. Should
Jeffries win in bis go with Choynsui in
November the club will try to arrance a
bout between the sailor and the man from
; the citrus belt.
The coming fights between Zeigler and
Connolly and Case and Elmer under the
auspices of the Knickerbocker Club are
creating much interest among the army
of physical-culture admirers in this City.
Connolly and Case will b^ the favorites in
• he betting.
The event of the week has been the
Ryan-McCoy battle in Syracuse, which
was stopped by the police in the fifth
round and declared a draw.
Ryan had tne better of the engagement
when the police stepped into the ring.
This circumstance has encouragedlmany
Spalding.
Two Clever Lightweights Who
Will Meet in the Roped
Arena en Tuesday Even
ing Nex". .
in the belief that Ryan can do McCoy in
a finish tight, >In the battle between Mc-
Coy and R. an before the Empire Athletic
Club at Maapetb, L. 1., on March 22. 1896,
in which McCoy knocked out Ryan In the
fifteenth round, Ryan rushed McCoy all
over the ring in the first five rounds.
ln view of the fact that Walcott and
Lavigne have signed articles for a twenty
round content under the auspices of the
Occidental Club in this City the story of
their battle at Maspeth, L. 1., in Decem
ber, 1895, will of interest.
It was agreed between the lads that the
decision was to go to Lavigne if he should
be on his feet at the end of the fifteenth
round. The colored boxer was a favorite
at' 10 to 6. It was stipulated in the articles
that the men should weigh in at 133
pounds at the ringside. The purse was
the gate. Both lads weighed a pound or
so under the limit of 133 pounds. Wal
cott was attended by Tom O'Rourke and
George Dixon, who will second him in his
coming battle. Lavigne was seconded by
Sam Fitzpatrick, Teddy Alexander and
Tommy Ryan.
In the first and second rounds the honors
were easy, both men doing work of the hurri
can order.
In the third round Wnleott led with his left
on the jaw and then lande a smashing right
on the ribs. Walcott put in a hot left on the
rios. Walcott peppered Lavigne again on the
ribs, aud Lavigne retaliated on the head.
Lavigne started to force the battle and landed
a couple of terrific tells on the heart and a
smashing right on the face.
Toward the end of the lourth round Lavigne
appeared rather tired.
In the fifth round the colored boy neatly
closed Lavigne's left eye with a hot right
hander. Lavigne rushed Walcott to the ropes,
but the colored boy quickly woke up and
landed right and left three or four times on
the face and eye. Lavigne rallied and had
Walcott on the ropes when the gong sounded.
Walcott landed lightly on the face in the
seventh round, and after taking a hot right
on the face with a smile, rushed at Lavigne,
but the white lad was too clever and slipped
well. Walcott put in a couple of eye-binders,
but the "X.d" only grinned.
During the eighth round Walcott sent in
some hot body blows that mnde the Kid wince.
The Michigaudcr kept landing his right on
the head, but did not seem to bottler Walcott.
A terrific right swung in the ninth round
nearly severed Laviguc's ear, which was hang
ing half off. ft seemed to pain the "Kid,"
and he adopted de.eusive tactics, clinching
before the bell sounded.
Lavigne in the tiiith sent in a hard blow on
the ribs with the left, but Walcott had the
better of the exchanges that followed.
In the eleventh Lavigne adopted saving
tactics and cleverly eluded Joe's rushes, Wal
cott could not get inside of tue "Kid's" rusues,
try as he woulu.
The twelfth round saw a change ln the con
dition of things. In a hot rally the "Kid"
twice rushed Walcott to the ropes. Lavigne
had all the better of the round and his sup
porters went wild with enthusiasm. Both
men were tired at tue conclusion of the round.
Walcott started the thirteenth round by
putting in a sounuing right on the rRs. but
the "Kid" sent in his left on the chin and
staggertd the colored boy. Heavy exchanges
followed and Lavigne twice forced the black
fellow to the ropes. Lavigne swung his right
on Waleott's jaw and had the negro very
tired when the gong sounded.
Walcott rushed lv the fourteenth round, but
his blows were cleverly slopped. W'a.cott made
a terrific attempt at a right-hand uppercut
and fairly threw himself flat on the floor ln
his effort. Lsvfgne then went for his man
right and left hainmer-aua-tongs. He pum
melled Walcott nil over the ring and almost
had the black fellow out. Walcott clinched
and the gong saved him.
In ihtrifteentn round Walcott came up very
weak and Lavigne swung his right twice on
the neck. * A straight lift on the jaw staggered
the darky. Another left on the neck nearly
sent Walcott to the ropes.
The scene when the bell rang ana the ref
eree pronounced Lavigne the winner w«s one
of great enthusiasm. The crowd clambered
into the ring and congratulated the winner,
who fully deserved it, having lought one of
the grandest battles recorded under the Mar
quis of Queensberry rules.
Handball Games
for To-Morrow.
The handball games at the San Fran
cisco court to-morrow are scheduled as
follows:
W. Manion and J. Kearney vs. L. Corraine
and C. McKinnion.
D. Rodgers and P. Ryan vs. S. M. McNeil and
G. McDonald.
J. White and E. Toy vs. R. Murphy and J.
Lawless.
G. Hutchinson and W. Kelly vs. P. Kelly and
P. Hutchinson.
J. Hogan and D. Regan vs. T. Foley and J.
Kirby.
J. Rlordan and E. Maloney vs. J. C. Nealon
and T. F. Bonnet.
GAMY TROUT
OF EEL RIVER
J. P. Babcock of the Fish
Commission Locates a
Hatchery. l
Steelheads Said to Be Plentiful.
Fresno Streams Have Been
Stocked.
Good Deer-Hunting on the Country
Club Preserve Marin Season
at au End.
J. P. Babcock, secretary of the Board of
State Fish Commissioners, returned yes
terday Irom a two weeks' trip to Hum
boldt County. While absent Mr. Babcock
located a site for a hatchery at the junc
tion of Price Creek and Eel River. The
contract for its building was leu
Mr. Babcock states that the fishing on
Ec River for so early in the season is re
markably good. Young steelheads are
numerous and generally large fish thus Jar
have been caught. He pronounces the
AL JEFFS, Catcher and Captain of the Baseball Team and the
Fastest End Rush That Stanford Has Produced.
steelheads of Eel River the most gamey
fish in the State. Witn a Wilson new
spoon he landed one 31J4 inches in length
and weighing thirteen pounds.
John Gallagher, th?" champion fisher
man of Oakland; Robert Tolmic of this
City, and A. D. Amsworth of San Antonio,
Tex., are at Weymouth's place on the river.
A gentleman fishing the Truckee writes
from Boca to a friend in this City that the
trout are not biting well, as they are feed
ing on the caddis worm. He succeeded,
however, in landing a four and a half
pound rainbow. Grouse and mountain
quail were slaughtered before the season
opened.
Sea bass are reported plentiful in To
rn ales Bay. They afford good sport troll
ing with a large smelt or sardine.
Trollinr is reported good at Santa Cruz
and Monterey, senbiss, horse smelt and
mackerel biting readily. A few salmon
have also been landed.
The season for duck and quail opens on
the Ist of October. The outlooK is very
promising. Large numbers of duck and
quail are seen in their favorite haunts.
Old hunters say that they cannot recall
when the time for big bags looked as prom
ising. Wild geese are making their ap
pearand* in the river marshes along the
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
Black ba-s fishing at tne Russian River
station i- reported good. .Al Wilton and
McFarland have made some fine catches.
John Butler contemplates trying the
steelheads in the Eel River about the 20th
of tho present month.
The deer seas >n in Marin County closes
on September 15.
Andrew Jackson and Bob Woodward
killed eight dozen doves at Napa Soda
Springs on Sunday last.
As the deer season in Marin County
closes on the 15ih inst.. the members of
the Country Club are filling out their al
lotted number of kills as rapidly as pos
sible. Alexander Hamilton and party
killed four large bucks at the club pre
serve on Sunday last, and Messrs. Brad
ford and Lucas got three at the Novato
ranch.
Quail are reported very plentiful at
B.rKersfield and at other points in the
southern portion of the State. ■;
The Olympic Gun Club has leased hunt
ing grounds on Petaluma Creek, between
the Miramonte Club grounds and the Ala
meda Sportsmen's grounds. Ttie final
live-bird shoot of the club will be held on
the new preserves the last Sunday in the
month.
The shooting events for to-morrow are
as follows: '. ; i?"':/f
Olympic Gun Club— Final blnerock shoot at
Ingieside.
Empire Gun Club— Fifty-bird diamond medal
shoot at Alameda I'uint.
■—* . *
Hares and Hounds
at Ingieside Park.
A forty-dog all-aged stake, with a con-
solation to follow, form the attractions
for Ingle-ide coursing park to-day and
to-morrow. The prize money in the main
event aggregates $200, and in the consola
tion $50 will be added to the.entrance
money. The drawing for the all-aged
stake is as follows:
J. Anthony's Tullamore and E. Ownes
Brooklyn Boy, Custer & Sons* Skyrocket Jr.
and Larky & Rock's Emerald, J. S. Shields
Clifett and George Watson's Doiicaster, Gibson
& Moore's Monitor and J. Qmne's Ben da long,
Pasha kennel's Magic and Grace & Dean's De
ceiver, J. Stouts' Lord Lonsdale and Kay &
Traut's Magician, Curtis & Sons' Commodore
and M. Welch's Tipperary Lass, J. Sexsmith s
Vigilant and Montezuma ken nel'sGarden City,
M.C. Delano's Elcho vs. J. McCormac's Black
Prince, J. J. Siuelds' Snowbird vs. Montezuma
kennel's White Cockade, J. Sater's Hercules
vs. Kay & Traut's Trilby, J. Quane's Princess
Marie vs. J. Tracy's Jessie, J. Tracy's Whip Jr.
vs. Richmond kennel's Bobolink, Curtis &
Sons' Cavalier vs. Miramoute kennel'- Mission
Tip, J. M. Halton's Moonshine vs. Cronin &
McDonald's Best Trump, James Byrnes' Nellie
B vs. Pasha kennel's Kitty Scott, James
Byrnes' Oriental vs. E. Beaverly's Oieo, James
Moconi's Oiein vs. Miramonte kennel's Said
Pasha. Pasha kennel's Alameda vs. James Mc-
Cormac's ' Wnite Lily, Kay & Traut's Tarn
o' Shanter vs. James Reedy's Galtee More.
Cricket Results
From Clear Lake.
The Lakeport and Burns Valley clubs
are playing a two days' match, yesterday
and to-day. Both these elevens hail from
Lake County, Lakepcrt from the upper
end and Burns Valley from the lower end
of Clear Lake. The match is taking place
on the beautiful Red Hill ranch grounds,
situated on a prominence overlooking the
lakf, and as the rival teams are almost
neighbors the contest will be a hot one.
G. L, Jessop's 101 runs in forty minutes,
against the strong and varied bowling of
Yorkshire, will long stand as a record.
W. J. Ford once made forty-four in seven
teen minutes, and this is only slightly
fa-ter in proportion; but there is a vast
difference between forty and a century at
this express rate. Just stop and consider
that Jessop's record means scoring runs
at the rate of two and a half per minute.
I have received a few communications,
owing to last week's chirp;-, asking me
where Prince Rttnjitsinhji's book on
cricket can be obtained. Any leading
London bookseller is certain to have the
book in stock; in any case Smith & Sons
of London are sure to have it.
. To-morrow, at Golden Gate, the Pacifies
meet the Bohemians. As the latter are
one-half a point ahead in the cup race and
the Pacifies have lately been "-really
strengthened an interesting contest ought
to result. The following are the teams:
Bohemians — Sloman (captain), Randal,
Price, Aitken, Cookson,- Purdy, Reeves,
Maclndoe, McLean. Hoskins and another.
Pacifics — Dickinson (captain), Sewell, G.
Theobald, Wallace, Harbour, Coles.
Casidy, Myers, Sexton, McGsw and
James. Umpire.
Volley-Ball Game
Resulted in a Tie.
The game of volley-ball played last
Tuesday evening in the gymnasium of
the Young Men's Christian Association
resulted in a tie. The final score was 20
to 20, and both sides seemed to be won
derfully surprised as well us satisfied. It
was an even game, point for point.
The central team was made up of the
following players: Dave Grant (captain),
sh. C. Chaponot and Frank X' lly. The
German Branch Y. M. C. A. team had
these men: John Tonjes (captain), Joseph
F. Novitzky and Henry Tonjes.
The number of points made on the
serves of the individual players was as
follows: Grant, 5 points; Chaponot, 11;
Kelly, 4; total, 20. J. -Tonjes, / 7 points;
Novitzky, 7; Henry Tonjes, 6; total, 20.
Voilay-baU takes quite well. It is a
splendid game, with plenty of healthful
exercise, but without any roughness or
risk of injury.
Los Angeles Meets
Will & Fincks To-Day.
The Los Angeles team has become ac
customed to our varying weather and is
now putting up great ball. Its splendid
showing against the crack Gilt Edge team
stamps it as being worthy of notice. To
day the team will lace the Will & Fincks
at Central Pat k and to-morrow will line
up against tneir old foes, the Reliance
team of Oakland. In to-day's game the
line-up will be as follows:
Los Anjreles. Position. Will & Finks.
MaPserlna. Cat. her...... .....Scott
" ' d - • Pitcher... Fltzpatrick
Whaling Mrs base ...Jills*
Ireland ....Secona vase Johnson
lburman .....'ihir.t base.. .... Smith
Franks.... 5h0n5.0p.. ..;.... irillson
vi n Horn . Left neid Mull.-r
WLson. '.'.' Center field.. i'll'debran It
Harvey.... .......Klght fie Co i ins
' Moure : Kxtra.. ................Blllins
STANFORD MEN
ARE AT WORK
They Made Their First Ap
pearance on the Field
. Yesterday.
How the Youns: Athletes Kept
Themselves in Condition
During Summer.
Chris Bradley '99 Chosen Captain
of the Freshman Football
Team.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Sept.
10. — The varsity football grounds for the
season of '97 have finally been completed
and are now ready for the tackle and thud
of opposing players.
Although practically in the same loca
tion as last year, they do not occupy
exactly the same position. Instead of
running east and west, the new field ex
tends north and south, occupying a large
part of the baseball diamond. One of the
goal posts is a little east of the old back
stop and the other opposite it in the
direction of the "row."
Yesterday afternoon the men were out
for their first work, consisting of punting
and catching. All of the old varsity men
with the exception of Jeffs, who has just
returned from the north, were out. Each
player received an ovation from the crowd
on the bleachers. It is the first time that
Stanford men have had an opportunity to
publicly show their appreciation of the
men who last year rolled up the score of
20 to 0 against Berkeley.
Captain Cotton, Fickert, Nat Carle,
Chet Thomas, Jack Rice, Riy Smith and
Chet Murphy, representing last year's
learn, were all on the field, Fisher being
unable to come out, owing to rheumatism,
una Jeff* being a little stiff on account of
his long journey from Washington.
To a casual observer Murphy seems to
show up in better condition than the
other men. He has been playing baseball
all summer, and to judge from his punt
ing some of his spare momente must have
been devoted to kicking the pigskin, for
he is punting to-day in as good lorm as he
showed in the Thanksgiving day game.
It seems almost incredible that so light
a man can put so much driving power
into bis kicks, but he has a peculiar twist
in his delivery that never fails to send the
ball soaring across the gridironed field.
Nat Carle, who is so good at opening up
holes in the line, is bigger and heavier
than ever. He spent the summer in
Washington climbing mountains and is in
good physical condition. Although he
weighs very close to 230 pounds he is as
active as any man on the team.
Fickert spent the summer working on a
ranch. He put in fourteen hours a day
and is able to stand any amount of
training.
Chet Thomas conditioned himself by
working in a mine at Randsburg, while
Jack Rice got into condition tramping
over the hills on geological work. Fisher
strengthened his back muscles handling
heavy salt sticks on the Columbia River.
Captain Cotton had the easiest time of
all, choosing lor his preliminary work a
sea voyage around the world. As a re
sult he is so heavy that he will have to
train harder thin the others in order to
comedown to the proper weight.
Chris Bradley '99 has been chosen man
ager of the freshman team. Tnn wisdom
of choosing an upper classman for this
position was proven last year, when Man
ager Swiizer handled the victorious fresh
men. Bradley is very popular and is also
a capable business man. He has excel
lent material to care for and will no doubt
do well with them.
Practice Has Begun
Over at Berkeley.
BERKELEY, Cal., Sept. 10.— Football
practice on the university field began this
afternoon. The candidates for back 9 and
ends practiced running and kicking under
the direction of Captain Haskell, and in
the gymnasium the linemen practiced
falling on the ball and breaking through
the line under the supervision of Coach
Nott.
Over sixty men have announced their
intention ot trying lor the team. The
university players will probably not ifave
the help that they have formerly received
from the Affiliated Colleges in this City.
Piunkett, the big cuird.who played on
the '95 team, will not be over, and Simp
son, who was one of the tackles last year,
is too busy at the medical college to be
able to i>la\- this year. v
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