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YACHTS WILL SAIL FOR PRIZE FLAGS The California yachtsmen did not do much sailing: on Sunday last, as they were busy setting their craft ready for to morrow's regatta. At about noon the sloops V and I and Hope started down the creek, the former Hying the acting commodore's flag- On board the Hope, sailed by A. Duncombo. were Mrs. A. Duncombe, Messrs. Martin, Griffiths and Hanlon. U and I reached the Goat Island cove at 3 o'clock and Hope a little later. Secretary G. F. Galther of the sloop U and I effected a landing on the island, but was soon compelled to return to his boat. Commodore C. J. and Mrs. Lancaster and Captain H. Spratt visited the Cali fornia clubhouse last Sunday, the com modore having with him the model of a new boat he Intends to build. She will be sixty feet over all. Idler is almost ready to come off the "ways." Work on the sloop Occident is being pushed for ward, and Bhe is expected to be in com mission in two weeks. If she should out sail the sloops Edna and Embla she will challenge for the perpetual trophy. Ihe sloop Gypsie is launcncd and will be in commission shortly. Carl A. Tarnberg of the sloop Mist is trying to get her ready in time for to-morrow's regatta. A. M. Clay and G. F. Gaither intend to build gome new "ways" for small yachts. Rattler Jr. has been launched and litted witii her new mast. To-morrow the California lacht Cluo will hold its filth regatta for class flags. The computing yachts will be divided lni three classes, the Brat consisting of yacht of a sailing length of twenty-six feet o under; the second of yacnts of a t?aillr. lengtn of thirty feet or under; the thin of j achts at a sailing length of forty fee or under. The preparatory gun will b tired at 12:50 p. m., the gun for class on at 1 p. m., that for class two at 1:10 p. m and that for class three at 1:20 p. m. Th course, which id reckoned at ten nautica. miies, will be from the narrow-gaug mole to Blossom Rock buoy, around it and thence to the can buoy of the bnion Iron 'Works, near Mission Rock; around that ami thence to the finishing line be tween the southerly pier head ami a stake boat The course must be completed within four hours. .Every competing yacht must be sailed by a member ut t!.c club and may not carry any professional except the owner or boatkseper on board during the race. A meeting to conclude arrangements for the regatta was held at the ciubhou.se on evening. There were present: Commodore C. J. .Lancaster, Vice-Com modore George B. Kdgar. Treasurer h. N. V.'alter. Secretary George r. Gaitner, Directors Harry Brydges and C. P.Moore George Miller of the sloop Occident and B W. Robson of the sioop Volante were elected members of the club. The regatta committee consists of J. W. Homer, G. turn Suden, C. P. Moore and G. 1?. Gai ther J. W. liorner will act as starter. \\ H Gould and J. W. Homer ad timers, and probably Admiral E. A. yon Schmidt as judge F. J. Mortitt's launch Augusta, X Flanders' launch Ariel and other launches belonging to the members will attend the rG Tne California fleet numbers thirty three yachts and six launches The lib foot Class includes the yachts Major Lv- j cile, Regina. Royal, Unknown Cortane. • Lumta, Verona, Volante, L and I, JKUSI, Sea Fox. Phoenicia, Stranger and Pil grim The- two last will probably not .start. The 30-foqt class consists of MAS cotte, Hope, Halcyon. Surprise, Bachelor. "Whirlwind and Lily V. The two last will not start In the 4»»-foot class are Embla, Edna. Thelma, Sapyho, Idler, Gypsie.. Oc cident and Rover. Occident is not yet in commission, and Rover and Gypsie are also non-starters. The yachting event of Decoration day wlll be' the Corinthian Club regatta. All tin- clubs except me Soutii Hays have a j cruise to witness it set down on their programmes for May 4 M. The regatta committee consists of J. H. Hopps, P. J. Martenstein and W. F. Dlxey; T. L. Mil ler being measurer. The probable start ers are as follows: In class 1, including all boats over 36 feet racing length- Clara Elia. Mixie. Speedwell and Pride; in the 36-foot class— Thelma. Freda. Edr.a and possibly Thetis- in the 30-foot class- Aeolus, Truant and Halcyon; in the 25 foot class— Mistral, Merope, Phoenicia ard possibly Cupid: in the 20-foot class there will probably be few or no starters. Pride, Elia. Truant, Aeolus and Thelma are on the beach at Tiburon being got ready for the race, and Speedwell is on the "ways." c toe long whistle will be blown at 11:40 as a signal to the yachts to get ready. At 11:45 live whistles, yachts of the 20 foot class start. At 12 four whistles, yachts of the l'3-foot class. At 12515 three whistles, yachts of the 30-foot class. At 12:30 two whistles, yachts of the 3t>-foot class. At 12:45 one whistle, yachts of class 1. Yachts will be allowed ten min utes within which to cross the line the course must be covered within five hours or the race will be sailed again. On Saturday last the Speedwell sailed up to Yallejo, returning on Sunday. A. J. Young and wife, with J. H. Hopps and wife, sailed over in the sloop Clara to Sausalito. F. F. Ames' Elia went up to Mare Island on Sunday, returning the Fame day. Mignon went to McNear's landing. Several of the Corinthian yachts sailed In the channel and watched the lines of tents at the Presi/Uo. Commo dore C. YVesterfeld's Aeolus, after pall ing along the Presidio shor». went round Angel Island and up to McNear's. Commodore Dr. T. 1.,. Hill took tho flagship Cygnus of the San Francipcos tip to McNear's, where, were several Cor inthian boats, and E. A. Wiltsee's Aggie., until recently flagship of the Pnciflc Yacht Club. Captain R. L,. Eames sailed the yawl Phyllis of the Corinthian Yacht Club to Paradise Cove, having on board Mrs. R. L. Eames. Misses Charmian KH teridge, Lynette Payne, McCrea, Messrs. C. S. Greene and Cushman. Secretary H. M. Landsberger of the En clnal Yacht Club has Bent out to the members a circular, saying that the la dles' cruise to San Mateo, set for June 4 and 5, has been postponed to September 3, 4 and f>, the manager of the Hotel Ma teo having given notice that he would be unable to provide adequate accommoda tions on June 4 and 5 for the number of guests expected to join in the cruise. To-morrow Dr. T. 1,. Hill, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, will sail up to Marln Islands, anchor there for the r.ight and come down on Monday to view the Corinthian regatta. Arrangements have been made for the moonlight cruise of the San Franclscos on June 4 and 5 to MrN'car's landing, and for a dance in the pavilion there. The South Bay Yacht Club has a cruise to Dumbarton Point set down on its pro gramme- for to-morrow. On Decoration day on© or two boats may cruise up to the city to witness the Corinthian regat ta, and to show the South Bay burgee to the yachtsmen of the northern bay. MARKSMEN WHO ARE DEATH TO SPANIARDS. Amonp the fellows brave at heart and strong of muscle who left snug positions in this city to enlist in the volunteer service were th% popular marksmen Al bert Ehrenpfort, president of the Cali fornia Schuetzen Club, and H. C. Man gels. Into lieutenant of the San Francisco Fusiliers, who enlisted a.s a private in the First Regiment, which loft this city for the Philippine Islands last Thursday. Those two able representatives of the Golden West will certainly not waste much of Uncle Sam's ammunition if they are called upon to give an account of thomsnlvcs before the Dons, as they are b<!h remarkably fine shots. ■ Ehrenpfort, who acted as range cap tain of Company H, California State Militia, made at the last monthly medal shoot he attended on April 10 the highest More ever recorded with a Springfield rifle in Sehuetzen Park, namely, 49 out of a possible 50. at 200 yards range. Young Ehrenpfort is a son of the well-known capitalist and founder of the California Bchuetsen Club, William Ehr**npfr>rt, who In IBW was a member of ;h" first Cali fornia rifle team that captured the Cen tennial trophy in Philadelphia from teams of crack marksmen representing all States in the Union. When Philo Jacohy, the father of our California champions of the rifle, visited the steamer City of Peking prior to Its depn.miro for a foreign country, young Ehrenpfort and his companion Mangels wero first to offer their hands to Philo in a parting good-by, and the last words, of Ehrenpfort. whioh still ring- in the ears of Philo. wore: "Philo, old boy, we 'are" oiT to fight the battles of our country, and we shall not forget your old teaching of how to pull a steady trigger with two fingers. I hope my aim will be as deadly on the Spanish foe aa it has been at the buUseye. Farewell." MAY CHANGE THE DATE OF THE 20-MILE RACE A motion will probably be brought be fore the board of governors o* the C. A. C. C. at its next meeting, June 4, t^ post pone the running of the annual 20-mile road race from the second Sunday in Juiy to the first Sunday after Admission day in September. The July date is an awkward one, as many of the best riders are in the country or out of training at that time. In September they are in con dition for the September 9 races, or pre paring for the October 10-miie race, and this time of the year Is also better suited for a long distance grind like tho 20-mile affair. E. A. Bozlo, formerly of the Imperial Cycling Club, now of the Olympic Club Wheelmen, will try for the world's five mile record of 11:112-5, over the San Le andro-Haywards course to-morrow, paced jby tandems. Bozio has the speed, and if j the course is good and the pacing fast enough he should succeed in creating a new mark. Chester S. Myrick, chairman of the C. A. C. C. road racing board, is enthusias tic over the war, and contemplates or ganizing a company of wheelmen equipped with military cycles and offer ing their services to the (government. The touring board of the Associated Cycling Clubs has arranged a two days' trip to Santa Cruz for clubs and individ ual members of the association leaving here Saturday afternoon, June 11, going a.s far as San Jose that day, and riding over the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains to destination the next day. Several of the local clubs, the two ban Jose clubs and one from Los Gaios have already signified their Intention of attending. Further particulars can be had from C. N. Ravi in, chairman touring committee, 006 Clay street, city. Rain has twice postponed the Reliance Wheelmen's "Old Men's Run," sched uled for the past two Sundays. Nothing daunted. President E. B. Jerome has re newed the call, and the run will take place to-morrow, weather permitting, leaving the Webster street wharf, Oak land, at S:3O a. m. Secretary Scovern has just received the waterproof covers for the road book, and they will be delivered free to members of the C. A. C. C. on application, together with the book. The new road book is eliciting most favorable comment wher ever it is seen. It is a work that should be in the hands of every wheelman in California, Nothing so complete has ever been issued in the State, and the maps and directions are perfect. Applications lor membership may be had from the cycling editor of The Call or from Stan ley G. Scovern, secretary, lail Golden Gate avenue, city. Captain Harry Larkin has called a run of the Bay City Wheelmen to San Ra fael via Sausallto and Ross Valley to morrow. Members and their friends will take the 9 a. m. Sausalito boat. The roads are in splendid condition, and at this season of the year everything in Marin County looks Its prettiest. The club will hold a tandem race in a few weeks. Herbert D. Clark, the well known cy cling writer and member of the touring board, formerly of the Encinal Cyclers, has joined the Bay City Wheelmen. The Olympic Cyclers and the Bay City Wheelmen will play their schedule game oi the Cycle Baseball League on Sunday, June 5, at the Sixteenth and Folsom streets grounds at 2 p. m. Again is dissension spreading in the ranks of the League of American Wheel- SOME OF THE PROMINENT TRAP SHOOTERS OF THIS CITY. LATEST NEWS OF THE NATIONAL GAME BY JOE CORBETT The Baltimores are. certainly having their ups und downs. Peculiar game, baseball. Talk about amateur organizations win ning games, this record of the San Fran cisco Alerts has never been surpassed. Out of fifty games played they have never met defeat, and owing to the un certainty of baseball this record is re markable. Manager J. A. McCarren, in ppeaklng of his great team, says that It is composed principally of boys who, owins to their other business occupations, are unable to practice, and yet put up as strong a game as could Vie played under the circumstances. "We are prepared to cross bats with any of the amateur teams, and our line-up, which foi'm s, 'warmest in the land:" " Bell, pitcher; Morrison, catcher; Bachoff, first base; THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL,, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1898. The Filed of Sport. men. The Harlem 'Wheelmen of New York State have resigned in a body, and this move will lose to the league over 200 members. The Harlems had been a league club since ISS6. The trouble was that the Racing Board granted a sanc tion for a meet to another local track on the same day set for the State meet held under the auspices of the Harlems. Two members of the Bay City Wheel men have gone to war— Arthur F. Lund- ■ berg, who enlisted voluntarily in the First j Regiment and sailed on the City of Pc- i king on Wednesday, and Fred L. Day, I who preferred the navy, and is now at Mare Island. Lieutenant-Colonel Victor D. Duboce of the First was also promi nent in wheeling circles, having been a member of the board of officers of the California Associated Cycling Clubs. His opinions were highly valued in the coun cils of the board. Those who keep their fingers on the pulse of the trade say that the value of advertising in the dally newspapers was never more clearly demonstrated than during the recent dull period, when those who advertised persistently were practically the only ones who did any business. Concerning the cause of the dullness, the war and the unsettled weather have been abundantly blamed; but it is a question whether these twin reasons are all-sufficient. It is a fact that tin- 1896 models did not show enough im provements over the '97 wheels to war rant riders changing. Calvin X. Langton of the Bay City Wheelmen was married In this city last Monday to Miss Maud Lowell, and the boys are wishing "Dusty" and his fair bride all sorts of good luck on the sea of matrimony. The vice-president and a number of members of tho Denver Wheel Club came here as members of the First Colorado Regiment, and are quartered at the tent ing grounds. Thus far they have been too busily employed with their military duties to visit the local clubs, but will find the doors wide open to them wh«/n they do. Howard Freeman, the California rider, who recently achieved considerable suc cess in the 'East, hails from Haywards. He was "discovered" by Hon. Franx 11. Dunne, now Superior Judge in this city, through Dr. Powell and his brother, prominent Native Sons of Haywards. Judge Dunne proposed Freeman's name I in the Bay City Wheelmen, and was BO ; confident of his ability as a speed mer chant that he fostered his Interests In i every conceivable way. others in the \ club did not think Freeman amounted to j much, and did not encourage him. Later | Freeman went north, and at Ix>ng Beach rode a straightaway mile in 1:28 1-5. On May 14 last, at Ambrose Park. New York, he won the mile handicap, professional. for a purse of $1000. and carrying with it $25 a week besides, defeating Jaap Eden, the Belgian; J. A. Robertson of England: Paul Bourotte, the frenchman, and a number of other cracks, including Charley WelH of San Francisco and W. Martin, the Australian, who beat "Bob" Terrill at the Elmhurst track a month or more the mile invitation, professional. Freeman was also first, Tom Cooper, who tied Eddie Bald for the championship in 1896 was second, and Robertson third. Evidently Judge Dunne Is a prophet when it comes to finding cyos« racers. H. W. SPALDING. HANDBALL SMASHERS WILL PLAY TO-MORROW. The following games will be played to morrow at the San Francisco Handball Court on Howard street: J. Dowling and P. Hutchlnson vs. M. McLaughlin and W. Hamilton; M. Ma guire and M. McClure vs. E. Curley and M. Basch; L. Waterman and J. R. Bock man vs. E. McDonough and D. J. Shee han; E. Barry and R. Housman vs. P. Ryan and J. Leonard; M. McNeil and G. McDonald vs. D. Rodgers and L. Cor raine; J. Riordan and J. Collins vs. P. Donnelly and J. White; J. C. Nealon and M. J. Kllgallon vs. T. F. Bonnet and A. Hampton. Ortel, second base; Quinn, short stop; Raymond, third base; Byrnes, left Held; Ki fling, right field; Kreling, center field. Center Fielder Pyne's deplorable actions in Sunday's game at San Jose, where he, from all accounts, deliberately let a ball go by him. giving Iberg a three-base hit on what should have been but a single, is the cause of miu-h discussion among both managers and players. It is a well known fact that he has been endeavoring to secure his release from Manager Cof froth for some time, and falling, has re scrted to work which is hardly in line with his general make-up, and which will never accomplish tho object desired. Manager Coltroth is at a loss regard ing Pyne's grievances. He says that a short time ago he offered Pyne his re lease, but after a little arguing the trou ble was amicably adjusted, as Pyne left him apparently satisfied with the new arrangements. At San Jose, however, hos tilities were resumed, on Pyne again ask ing for his release, Coffroth refusing— and justly so — to give it. Then occurred the little incident In the field. Pyne would not field the ball, and instead of batting as he- always does, turned around left handed, greatly to the surprise of every body. Whatever the real trouble is, Mr. Pyne on finding that his release would not be granted, should never have resort ed to such ungentlemanly methods in his endeavor to secure it anyhow. A con tract Is binding. In baseball, whether it be on tho Pacific Coast or in the National THE GUN MEN READY FOR THE TRAPS During the past week the sharp crack of the shotgun (owing, of course, to the smokeless powder) at the Ingleside trap shooting grounds attracted the attention of passersby, who inquired what was up. The inquisitively inclined soon learned, however, that the men who were prac ticing at clay birds with shotguns were not exactly getting into condition for a race with the Spaniards, but instead were simply practicing up for the annual tour nament of the California Inanimate Tar get Association, which will commence on Sunday and will end on Monday. Apart from the added money, which Is ' strong, the purses will be Increased by entrance fees and the deduction from pools of 2 cents a bird Instead of 3 cents, as in previous tournaments. Three cents ] will be deducted only in medal and trophy i events, where the entrance money in j whole or in part is to go to the winners j of such events in the last tournament. ! The extra 1 cent a bird will bo applied on account of the purses guaranteed by the association. In all such events there - will also be a side pool of $1, from which i there will be no deduction on account of ' birds. Under the new arrangement of pools, wlih money added, the pool in every event should run from $ I JO to $100, thus in suring a very generous return to tho win ners. Purses will be divided under the regu lar class shooting system. Three moneys will be given in fifteen-bird events, and four moneys in twenty-bird events. The usual cash prizes are given for high av erages. The grounds, although owned by the Olympic Gun Club, will be under the ex clusive control of the association, which ia to make all the profit to be derived from the trapping of birds both in the tournament and in previous practice shooting. The team shooting will be on an entirely new set of traps. Shooters from the interior, visiting the tournament, may arrange their trips to participate in the State live bird tourna ment, to be given by the Olympic Gun Club on June 3, 4 and 6. Programmes of this tournament may be obtained from club secretaries, or at any gun store. The two tournaments come within a few days of each other, and combined, promise to make tha greatest shooting carnival ever held in the West. It is hoped that every member of the association will aim to be present. The first event will be fifteen singles; second event the same; third event will doubtless be warmly contested, as it will be for the beautiful E. T. Allen cup; twenty singles, entrance $1, class shoot ing and four moneys. This cup must be won three times before it becomes per sonal property. Fourth event, Olympic Gun Club medal match, twenty singles; fifth event, twenty singles for diamond medal, which must also be won three times to become private property; sixth event, fifteen singles; seventh event, Rooa trophy, three-man team contest. On the second day of the tournament there will be seven events contested, the final being the grand twenty singles per man team shoot for the association trophy, emblematic of the club cham pionship for t'-nms of six men from eacn club. This trophy must also be won three times before it becomes the prop erty of any club. and. until so won, will be shot for at each annual tournament. As exclusively stated in yesterday's Call the Empire Gun Club members feel a» happy a.s clams in blue mud. owing to the fact that the Olympic Gun Club ha» accepted a challenge to a team shoot. League, a player has but two alterna tives, when things do not suit him— stop playing altogether, or play conscientious ly. He can gain nothing by antagonizing his managers, and for unfaithful service he can be made to sit on the bench for a month or more without pay. Such an arrangement would hardly We agreeable. and consequently the best and proper thing for Pyne is to remain with the San 1' ranciscos, which is one of the best teams in the league, and by all means be happy. When a player affixes his sig nature to a baseball contract, the rest of the world should appear as v blank, so far as his getting into It is concerned. My own case should be a warning to all young players aspiring to become Na tional Leaguers. I signed a Baltimore contract in 1897. and as far as baseball is concerned I signed my life away. The compensation offered this season was just 5900 below tho estimate which I placed upon my services. But what 1 and others think of my ability "cuts no Span iards" with the Baltimore Club. I signed a contract with them. I can play with no other team of the National League without my release, and I have not asked for it, simply because I know they would not give It. The reason they will not come to my terms is because they real ize my inability to play with another club so long as they hold my signature, not -because I am not worth the money I ask. Way down deep they figure that I. like the number ol other players who which race will be decided soon after the live-bird tournament which will be held at Ingleside on June 3, 4 and B. The Em pire boys are very sanguine of defeat ing the crack shots of the Olympic Gun Club. THE JUNE REGATTA AT EL CAMPO. The management of the El Campo pic nic ground has decided to hold a regatta for amateur oarsmen and scullers, under the auspices of the Pacific Amateur Ath letic Association, a branch of the Ama teur Athletic Union. The regatta will take place on two days, June 26 and July 17. On the first of these the single scullers will race; on the second the barge events will be contested. There will be senior and junior outrigger skiff races and a race in shells for seniors; also a special match between A. Pape of the Dolphin Boating Club and William McCausland of the Ariel Rowing Club. The management of El Campo, with the co-operation of the association, will offer gold medals for the various events and a handsome trophy for the winner of the special match. On the second day of the regatta, July 17, the barge races— senior, intermediate and junior— will be held. Crews, are going out every night pre paring for the Ariel Rowing Club re gatta, which will be held on June 12 in stead of June 5, as at first intended. For the senior outrigged skiff race at the El Campo regatta the Ariel Club will enter Frank Wilson, James Wilson and George Pht'lan, and H. Wittkupf for the shell race for seniors. There are several en tries for the Junior outrigged skiff race at the Ariel regatta, and from the results of this race the representatives of the Ariels at the El Campo regatta will be selected. Work has begun on the new barge for the Ariel Club, but it will not be ready for use at the club regatta. A crew of the Alameda Boat Club tried the new bargejast Sunday, and made fast time. The senior crew, consisting 1 of Eugene Hadcock (bow), William Hansen (No. 2), At wood Webb (No. 3), Fred Ayres (stroke) and Ed Hansen (cock swain), is the same as last year, and is going out regularly for practice. The Alameda Club will enter this crew for the barge races at El Campo, and will be represented in the snifcie events also. Jack Lewis will probably enter in the junior outrigged skiff race, and should stand a very good chance of winning. Coney Ochs of the Pioneer Rowing Club goes out regularly in his skiff, and will represent the Pioneers in the junior out rigged skiff race at El Campo. The club will also enter two or three crews for the barge events. Robert McArthur, Matt Breen, C. Jen kins, "Doc" Flynn, J. Pallas, J. E. Scully, and J. Lyons were at the South End Row ing Club house on Sunday, but there was not much doing. Many of the ciub mem bers went out to the encampment at the Presidio to visit and bid farewell to their soldier friends. The weather was so rough at Tiburon on Sunday that only two or three mem bers of the Olympic Club visited the boat house, and no boats were taken out. At the last monthly meeting of the Dolphin Boating Club the following amendment to the constitution was of fered: "That the number of members be limited to seventy-five; that any gentle man of good moral character be eligible to membership, provided he be 21 years of age or over and an American citizen; that no person who has been expelled or suspended from any other boating or athletic club be eligible to membership." The nominating committee has sub mitted the following candidates for office: President, Joseph Laib Jr.; vice-presi dent, Fred \V. Woerner; recording secre tary, J. S. Earls; financial secretary, F. C. Staib; treasurer, A. L. Schuppert;" cap tain, T. J. Kennedy; lieutenant-captain, A. W. Pape; sergeant-at-arms. Count P. yon Hadeln; director, W. O. Patch; ex ecutive committee— E. H. Coney, C. M. Farrell and T. J. Kennedy. hold out every year, will see the hope lessness of fighting tho major league and will eventually come around, but it is al ways best to know the kind of a fellow you are dealing with before jumping at such silly conclusions. Mr. Pyne's case is similar to mine. He cannot get away from the Frisco team without the con sent of Manager Coffroth, and, I would advise him to continue playing where he Is. The Frisco Club is not so strong that it can afford to part with its good play ers, and as every attempt of Mr. Pyne to secure his release has failed he must either finish the season with the San Kranciscoa or join the volunteers, which would not be a bad idea. On arriving at Manila he could familiarize the na tives with our great national pastime, cultivate his hitting optics by batting cannon balls, and then be appointed um pire of the Philippines by President Mc- Kinley through petition signed by all handlers of the mystic sphere. Pitcher Thomas is still the "real thing" in Fresno. Pitcher Harvey's feat of striking out three men in succession with the bases full, which he did in Sunday's game against Santa Cruz, is the best piece of box work that has been witnessed in Sac ramento for some time past. This game the "Beachcombers" lost by one run and should practice up in batting. If they cannot do better than this in a pinch it is time that the "ancient order of ham mer throwers" did break a few records. GREAT IS THE SPORT OF COURSING Although the weather indications are not favorable for outdoor pastimes, still it can be taken for granted that an enor mous crowd will be present this after noon to witness the run-down of the largest stake that has ever been run at Union Coursing Park. The features at Ingleslde to-day will be an open event for the flyers, a sapling contest and a consolation stake for the cracks unfortunate enough to go down in their initial trials of the former. At Union Park the interest will center In an open, a puppy and a sapling stake. In the number of contestants Union Park greatly exceeds. At Ingleslde there mu3t still be drawn the "consolation," but the quality of the long-tails Is unprecedented. The sport will commence at the usual hour at both resorts and continue through Sunday and Monday. The chief stake at Ingleslde this week looks to have many chances. The Dean dogs were not at their best last week. Lowe & Thompson's kennels are in much the same condition. At Union Park the Sullivan or Rosseter dogs seem to have a good chance of win ning the big event. It's about Curtis' "turn," however, and Log Boy may push to the front. The puppy and sapling stakes at both parks are liable to land "any old place." Three days Is a long period of straight work for youngsters. Death has again visited a heavy hand on the leashmen during the week, and this time it was William Murphy who an swered to the call. The deceased was one of the oldest and most respected leashmen on the coast, and the report of his demise brought a sudden drooping of the eyelids and a hush of stillness on many "thou sands. St. Patrick should make a hot bid for laurels ana coin among the saplings at Ingleside to-day. Dave Hooper is beginning to cut con siderable hay on the sward. WithKoolawn he won $50") at Ingleside on Mayday, and with the same annexed the stake at Union Park again last week. He purchased Bendalong ten days ago, and at Ingle side last Sunday pulled down second money, i'rior to winning the big Shea stake, too, Koolawn had annexed a sec ond and divers lesser moneys. Leashmen should not forget that the moneys taken In at Union Coursing Park on Monday next will be handed over to the ladies "who are connected with the Red Cross Society, and as the cause is good and noble It is to be hoped that the lovers of coursing will turn out en masse on that day. The winners at Union Park, to day look to be as follows: All oge stake — Vanity Fair, Mystery, Fire ball, Hettie M, Van Chloe. Log Boy, Jester, Border's Valentine, Diana, Glenwood, Tess'.e Fair. Metallic, Minne apolis, Mira Monte, Commodore, Senorita, Maud S, Forget, Sylvanus, Sportsman, Arapahoe, Jesse Moore, Douglass, Flying Buck. Llssak, Silkwood, Jimmy Hope, McKniley, Magnet, Bonlta, Firm Friend, Laurelwood. Lady Campbell, Mission Boy. White Lily, Lord Byron. Winona, Move i On, Rusty" Gold, Olga". Olrin. Eclipse. Puppy stake— Thornhill, Daisy Dean, | Killarney Lass, Jersey Lily, Morning Glory, Royal Oak, Magnesia, Sunbeam, Liberty Bell, Dempsey Lass, Meta, Quiver", Rest Assured. Sapling stake— Statesman, Royal Flush. Sheridan, Petronlus, Lalla Rookh, Heather Dell, Motto, Admiral Dewey, Trinket and Flush. At Ingleslde the probable winners of the run-down are: Flashlight, Prince of Fashion, Moondyne. Van Nida, Koolawn, Firenzl, Occidental. Bendalong, Cross patch, Pacific Queen. Lass o' Orowrie, Vic tor, Master McGregor, Connemara. Little Dorritt. Lady Jane, Benicla Boy, Sarcas tic, Mystic Maid. "Pitcher Hughes of the Baltimores, who shut us out without a hit once and let us down with throe hits in another game, is a good pitcher— there is ru> doubt of that— notwithstanding all reports to the contrary,* s;url Manager Selee of Bostons. "But I doubt very much whether he is a man who can stand lots of work. 1 think that if he is pitched about one game a week he will do good work, hut he must not be pitched more than that. That, of course, is only my opinion." There are other people who agree with me regarding the amount of work Hughes is compelled to do. and as I said on other occasions, if be does not go slow for a while something is liable to happen. To-day" s game promises to be the "warmest that ever happened." The rivalry that has sprung up between these two teams over last Sunday's fourteen inning game of nip and tuck may, it is hinted, lead to all sorts of trouble. Both clubs are confident of winning, yet an ticipate strong opposition, and in view of this fact will put forth their very best. The line-up is as follows: Oakland. Positions. Fresno. Sullivan Catcher Mangcrina Russell Pitcher Thomas Sykes First base Held O'Neil Second base Karley Lang Third base Moore Schmeer Short stop Courtney Mosher Left field Ferguson Hardle Center field McCue Donovan Right field Button A SERIES OF TENNIS TOURNAMENTS The event of the day in tennis circles la the lnterclub tournament which will be held on the Alameda Tennis Club courts on Monday, May 30. Three teams will be entered by each of the bay clubs respec tively, and a general tournament for handsome prizes will inaugurate the sum mer season of tennis. Much rivalry has existed between the clubs, and as this la the first time in some months that tho flower of the racket wielders has been brought together on the same court much speculation has been indulged in by the players who will participate. The Cali fornia Tennis Club will be represented by the following teams: Code and Brad shaw, Adams and Welhe and probably the Whitney brothers; Oakland Club by Nicholson and Stone, Hardy and Hardy, Pratt and Spencer; the Alameda Club by Bowen and Holmes, Jones and Murdock and Wheaton and Heliman. Owing to the inclement weather the in terclub Saturday matches have received a serious setback. The matches between the Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco and Alameda clubs have been put down to the end of the schedule. This afternoon the second meeting of tha series between the teams of the Califor nia and Oakland clubs will take place o« the California Club courts. From morning until night at the Call* fornia Tennis Club to-day match game* will be strictly in order. The first num. ber on the programme will be the ladier singles tournament. The entries are nu merous, and it is very likely that the tournament will run over several days to complete the matches. Then will come the tournament games of the interclub series. The final event on the card will be a special match between Joe Daily and George Whitney and Robert N. Whit ney and George Bradshaw. Much inter est is centered on the outcome of this contest. In practice games the honors have been pretty equally divided, and each team is vociferatlve in claiming prospective victory. **. dinner and copi ous beakers of wine have been wagered on the result. Daily and Whitney ara selling slight favorites. The junior girls played a singles tour nament at the California courts during the latter part of the werk. Miss Ruth Foster and Miss Edith Chesebrough nut in the first game of the tournament, the former winning by a score of 6—3. Miss Middleton succumbed to Miss Eleanor Eckart with a score of B— 3. The third match was between Miss Foster and Miss Eckart, which remains unfin ished, each having a set. Letters have been written to George Wright, an Eastern tennis enthusiast, in regard to bringing out crack players of the country for the Fourth of July tour nament. If arrangements can be satis factorily determined Wrenn, Lamed. Sheldon and Ware will he seen on San Rafael courts during the summer. During the week the following matches cf interest were played: Root beat Brad shaw, 10 — 8, C — 4. 6—4.6 — 4. but the compliment was returned by Bradshaw a few days later, when he defeated Root. 6—2, 6—2, 7—5.7 — 5. George Whitney defeated Bradshaw, 6—3,6 — 3, 6—2.6 — 2. ft— 6; Walter Mapee and Goorge Whitney defeated Robert N. Whitney and Bradshaw, G — 4, 7—5. CRICKETERS ARE OFF TO PLACER COUNTY. On the schedule of the California Cricket Association May 29 is 6et down as an open date. The 6 o'clock train from San Francisco this evening will take an eleven of cricketers up to Loomls, Placer County, to fulfill an engagement with the Citrus Colony cricketers. The team will be representative of the Ala meda Cricket Club, though it will also comprise two or three men who are not members of that club. The team will be made up as follows: R. B. Hogue, J. J. Moriarity, G. I. Ball, J. B. Croll. C. Banner, I. H. Spiro, A. Dickinson, H. C. Casidy, J. H. Sanders, H. Ward and J. J. R. Peel, or G. Hellman. A. Dickinson and H. C. Casidy are members of the Pacific Club. The eleven are certain to meet with a hearty reception from the Placer County men, and to have a good time, whatever the result of the match may be. The Citrus Colony has a strong team and has rarely, if ever, been beaten on its own ground. The visitors will re turn to San Francisco on Monday r.tght, being due in the city at 8:45. On June 5 the second match of the Ala meda Cricket Club vs. the Pacific Cricket Club should be played. It is to be hoped that nothing will prevent the latter club from getting together a full team on that day. 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