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H. Socnat, San Francisco, filed a-peti tion In insolvency yesterday 1n the United States District Court. His liabilities are $96S 30. He has no assets. "PREP." SCHOOL ATHLETES IN COMPETITION Sensational Performances Ex pected To-Day at Academic League Games. rr T A HE spring championship meet-, J~ mg of the Academic Athletic league, to be Jield this afternoon on Berkeley Oval, is an indication of the marked revival of interest on this Coast in amateur athletics and all manly sports and pastimes. The entry list for this, the twelfth semi annual renewal of lh* High School boys' games, greatly exceeds any prcz-ious list. The performances ere expected to be almost up to the sta::dard of those shozen at inter collegiate games. Ukiah High School sends an exceptionally strong team and is expected to win the championship banner. Its hurdlers and jumpers are the clcz' crcst in the league. Stephen A'sbill of the Lozvcll High School is pro nounced tl'.c fleetest of the sprinting brigade. So many new names ap pear in the list of competitors that some nczi' star may Hash suddenly across the horizon and surprise the spectators. The pupils of the vari ous schools rri// be present with their colors and their cheers to urge on the youths who represent them in the stirring competition. BERKELEY ATHLETES ON THE CINDER PATH PErKKUT. March 3.— The past week has been an exciting one in track atti- Iptir-s: at tho University cf California. The time is rapidly approaching when the "lucky ten" who will carry the Blue and Gold to Eastern fields will be chosen. Starch SI has be«i set as the U. C. meet, or better the try-out for the Eastern fam. Then raen whose records balance evenly but who have never come together in a race will meet. When men with rec ords acd possibilities like Drum and Ca dogan meet there will be a race worth going miles to see. The freshman-sophomore field day last Saturday did not bring out any new men. The best performance was that of Powell in the hurdles and mile run. Cadogan did not run because of illness and there were no others who could do notable work with the exception of Plaw, who threw the hammer 147 feet, showing that great things may be expected of him later on. Sc-ldcm has the cinder path seen such an Cfrgrefration of athletes as has been out this week. Bakewell. in the hurdles; Drum. Cadogan. Symmonds and Lawson in the sprints; Squires, in the distances; Hoffman, pole vaulting and high jump ir.jr; Walsh in the walk and Broughton in the broad jump. Woolsey. the best.all around man on the team, who can do the hurdles, the sprints, the high jump and shct put. has not been out regularly for tTvo we«-ki=. Early in the season he began training with cross-country runs. The thin tennis shoes he wore made a small blister on his left foot and a plight touch of b'.ood-pMsonlng followed. He has not been out since, but has assiduously doc tored his wound. This accident was un fortunate, as Wool s=ey has given up the eprlnta an<l will po into some other event, lie will run the 22f>-yard hurdles and put the fhot. Bakewell will take care of the 1^ and 220 hurdle races. Plaw. the prom ising hammer-thrower. Is doing his train ing In East Oakland, as the field Is not large enough for his throws. There Is danger of injuring some one. Track Captain Drum has had the watch in his hand most of the week, timing the nip-n and coaching. Some splendid time has br-en made, considering the time of The season, the weather and the condition of the track. None of the men seem to have any trouble in equaling their records cf last year. This promises much for the * season's records. Hoffman received a n*>w pole from the East yesterday and tried it for the first time. It is about the same weight as is used here, but is toupher, and Hoffman says he has more confidence in It. He is endeavoring to imitate the Eastern style of vaulting. As he has done heretofore his hands have been a couple of feet apart as he vaulted the stick. Now. however, in imitation of the Eastern style, he runs both hands together as he attains the proper height in the air. That gives the body better leverage and more swing. While the baseball team Is out each evening, there ha.s not been a line-up of the entire team this week. The last week of rain and the loss of two practice games has *et things backward a little. The infield remains intact, but the outfield is very unsatisfactory. Wolf, last year's left field, may not play again this season, a.* he has been 111 for two weeks. 'Nothing definite Is known of the present condition of the team, and will not be known until the next match game. ? ¦ CARDINAL TEAM IS ROUNDING INTO FORM STANFORD UNIVERSITY. March 23.— The rapid approach of Intercollegiate contents is spurring the cardinal's ath letes to renewed efforts. Each day shows improvement on the part of both base ball and track men. Nearly a hundred men are training for some one of the va rious teams under the guidance of Dr. Murphy, and in nearly every case satis factory condition Is belnsr approached. Stanford's most hopeful outlook this . f .;non is on the diamond, and this Is artera Interest naturally centers. The team work and batting of the men has shown marked Improvement. More spirit is being put Into the game, and the men are finally at a point on the upper grade for which Coach Murphy has so long waited The personnel of the team re mains practically unchanged. Hampson relieves Lanagan In the minor games and has done creditable work for a new roan. Edwards has been put at shortstop. Cap tain Strohn taking his place at third. Ha vf-ns continues to hold down the initial bag in a satlsfactorw manner and seems a fixture in th<» place. Symonds' work In th^ fipld Ib commanding attention from the experts. He is sure and is in every play. His batting is also strong. The final gam<> with the Fireman's Fund will be played to-morrow In San Francisco on the Folsom-street grounds. The last game of the series w-ent to the cardinal and a close contest is expected between the teams, as they are old rivals and well matched. The claps contests have done much to strengthen Interest in track matters. The victory of the freshman team over the Oakland High School last Saturday has given the baby team much encourage ment. Manager Cantwell is arranging a meet for them with the University of Nevada team at Reno. Next Friday will be celebrated as junior day, when ' the teams from the four classes will contest for the college championship. i * Money is the lever that moves the world. ; but It takes diplomacy to handle the lever. Vrettos Challenges Olsen. OAKLAND, March 23.— Psodln Vrettos to-day wired a challenge to ; Beck ' Olsen of s Copenhagen,' who last ..Tuesday -night at 'Madison-square Garden, New : York, defeated: Ernest Roeber,' the hfavy-welght champion: wrestler :of America, in a Graeco-Roman match. The challenge was accompanied ' with . an - : offer * of .-: a - bet of $1000 a Bide.v Vrettos has now. some fame locally as -a heavy-weight : wrestler. *On the night of February 28 he defeated Henri Petri in a wrestling match a* *fc« Exposi tion building In this dtir.-. J r , ': Standard Optical Co., 117 ¦ Kearny at., leading optician*. All work ruannteed; price* low. • - TROUT SEASON OPENING. • The 'members of -'San Francisco , Fly casting. Club will , meet at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park ; this afternoon and to morrow; morning for their : customary semi-monthly contests. The members are showing exceptional form ; and will * un 1 doubtedly establish ¦ a ; new series '.ot rec ords at the -pastime .this season.' The practice they, have enjoyed will be applied to . practical . use ¦ pext Sunday week upon the opening of the. trout season: The ma jority of the members- will find their ,way to, favorite streams, where they may • lure the game 'fish from his winter haunts. '-. 'John Butler fished at "Point Reyes last Sunday, securing, one large steel head and a • number of smaller, ones. ' .. - - . OLYMPIANS AT HANDBALL. The directorate of Olympic Athletic Club has retained T. Riordan, the noted handball player, as instructor of the club members In that pastime. The new court in the Post-street building Is the. finest In the West and th» members/show In creased Interest In the fine old sport. Mr. Riordan is a master hand- at the game and will show the agile Olympians its finer points. The principal match at Phil , Ryan's Howard-street handball court to-morrow will be between R. Llnehan and J. White apalnst Harlow and his partner. 'The other matches are: W. WaUh and E. McGinty v«. J. -Mcßrearty and J. Daly; A. McVlcker and T. Leach vs. G. Smith and J. Condon: C. Murray and M. Klrby vs J. J. Canavan and G. B. Hay ward. W. H. Sicbem and E. Lynch vs. E- Mc- Donough and \V. H. Kedlan: T. Foley and E. Barry vs. D. Regan and J. Klrby; D. Rodgers «nd M. McNeil vs. C. McKlnnon and G. Mc- Donald: T. Serre« and E.- White vs. A. White man and R. Regli. . „ . , On the Diamond. The baseball teams representing Holtt's School and the College' of Physicians and Surgeons will meet at 2:30 p.m. to-day at Sixteenth ' and Folsom streets. .The nines will be made up as follows:: ' • Holtt's— Taylor, pitcher: Spllvalo. catch er: Captain Howell, first base; . Brecken ridge. second base: Clark." third 1 base; Whitman, left field : Frlsbee. right ¦ field ; Smith, center field; Bltt, shortstop. Physi cians and ¦¦"¦ Surgeons, freshman class— Crum. . catcher; . Rader. pitcher; : . Burns, first base; Captain Wilklns, second: base; Locke, third- base: Gross, right field; Hines, left field; .Colburn, center field. GUNMEN AT THE TRAPS. The -followers of j trap-shooting will be out In force at the Ingleside grounds of San Francisco . Trap-shooting Association to-morrow. The. members of .;.* Olympic Gun Club will smash blue 'rocks, while the San Francisco. Gun Club experts t wlll test their skill on live birds., . "In order to afford, trap-shooters 'an op portunity for practice the 'officials of Empire Gun Club have decided -to throw open their grounds at Alameda Point on the fourth' Sunday >of each month. Blue rocks will then; be 'trapped to both mem bers : and visitors at the rate of 1 . cent each." The, first .- = of .-.these shoots- will be held to-morrow. This" arrangement,, which is also in vogue at the Ingleside grounds, permits of. practice shooting at small ex pense.*. '.* -.-'- .;¦'..' ;• : '-. '. - .-;';¦¦ ;¦.¦;.:,;• -. The man who has nothing to be prouc of Is apt to be proud of that. WHEELMEN ON THE ROAD. The run to Centervllle at this season of the year Is a popular one with the wheelmen. Last Sunday Captain Smith took a party of fifty Bay City Wheelmen down with him, and to-morrow about an equal number of Olympics will make the trip under the ' guidance of. Captain Thomas SplUane and Lieutenants L. H. Smith and E; F. Rus3. En route the club will hold a .ten-mile try-out from Fruit vale to Hay wards, to test the speed of candidates for this year's relay team. " The Fresno Cycle Racing Association has been formed, with the following offi cers:. C.'L. Davis, president: Leon De zert. vice president; Charles L. Hill, sec retary: Clarence Barton, treasurer. The association will conduct race meets in the Raisin City, the first of which will be held on May 30. ' The Garden City Wheelmen of San Jose have elected the following officers: Presi dent, L.O. Sill; vice president. Otto Zlegler ¦ Jr.: secretary, Charles Shaefer; financial secretary. E. B; Wastle; direct ors — Roy V. Davis, Ed Johnson.- J. B. Lannigan; L. C. Gowland. D. E. Moody; captain. J.E. Wllliston: first lieutenant. Herbert Stockton; second lieutenant. Ho mer. A. Lowe: bugler. Burton Downing; color-bearer, E.C. Bates/ ; Downing . and McFarland, the crack racing men of the San Jose Club, with Stevens of lowa - and Freeman of Port land, are again in Los Angeles. After ap pearing at a few meets there they will leave for Louisville. Ky., to complete their training for the coming season's sport. - . . ¦ The. Olympic. Bay City and Garden City clubs are ' now giving close attention to the preparation of their teams for the in terclub relay contest to be held the fore part of May. -Much new. material is being developed, and* this year's race promises to be harder than any previous one. SPORT AT SUTRO'S. The usual programme of aquatic con tests has been arranged for to-morrow by the management of Sutro Baths. Tha entries for the various events follow: Fifty-yard race. Juveniles— E. Klpp. O. Xel ber O Rudonlck. -V. UudoiUck. O. Sunber*. W ' Wollb*ck. W. Webber. H. Leicken. H. Hanson, O. Owens. F. Ralston. C. Shilling. G Child*. F. Cloußh. R. Ridlns. ,R. Mtntcr. O. Lowenthal: 100-yard race, amateur— C^ Carl ton. L. Haywanis. H. Alhbach. K. WHson. W Harrlnc, J. Laird. E. Joeepas. E. Bell, C . Lundln, R. Dan!. W. Wallace. W. Smith. T. Thomas 11. Seebach: tub race, three prizes— C Sinclair. E. Klpp. J. Wandell. G. Kelber. M. Rudonlck. G. Rellly. A. Caudaln, O. Car rol! L. Doud. G. McCormlck. E. Letboldt. C . Henderson. A. Baudaln. F. Carroll. E. Wells; trick and fancy springboard dlvlns— I* Bodie. J Cathcart. J. Hanton. E. Klpp. F. Rudo nlck W. Summers. R. Cordell. O. Mlsner. J. Cathwell. F. Eames, R. Rldlnar. S. DavU RACING ON THE SPEEDWAY The members of Golden Gate Park Driv ing Association will hold their first mat inee of racing for this season to-day on the park speedway. The card is made up of two half-mile races, which will be de cided by the best two-ln-three heat plan. The sport will commence at 2 o clock. The portion of the speedway over which the races will be held has been especially prepared for fast work. These matinees will be h«»Id at regular intervals during the season, especially between this, time and Decoration day, when the big open meeting of the year will taka place at Oakland. HUNT CLUB TO RENDEZVOUS AT REDWOOD CITY J. Downey Harvey Will Enter tain a Large Party To- Day • at Luncheon. The meet of the San Mateo County Hunt last Saturday was . well attended, and | a capital run was enjoyed. The pack waa not laid on till 4:15 in the afternoon, and the horses, having been kept waiting for some time at the rendezvous, were eager to start.' The meet was at the Howard woods, near the Crystal Springs road,' and the course was laid through the Bowie and Howard estates and the Clark land, the first check being at the Burlingame dairy. Thence the scent led the hounds to the county road, the Sharon estate and the Burlingame field, the second check being near the house, of R. T. Coleman. Resuming the hounds ran through the Easton and Millbrae properties, finishing at Millbrae dairy. The chase was for the most part over level country, and a fast pace was set. Several or the riders cleared the fences in their normal condi tion without taking advantage of the places where the- top- rail had been : re moved. The following riders were out: Mrs. H. T. Scott, Miss Whitney, Miss Spllvalo. F. J. Carolan, the Hunt servants, C. Dunphy, W. S. Hobart. C. E. Whitney, John Lawson, J. J. Moore, Peter Martin, J. Downey Harvey. E. D. Beylard, Dun can Hayne.E. Parsons and Mr. Spllvalo." On Monday morning a live fox was turned loose in the Burlingame field, and after giving him some start the pack was laid on and a . good run ; resulted. On Wednesday afternoon the rendezvous waa the polo field at Burlingame. : To-day a luncheon will be given to the members of the Hunt by J. Downey Har vey, the viands being provided from the Burlingame . Country Club.' but served • In the cpen air at Wellesley Park, near Red wood City. A large party of guests from Burlingame, San - Mateo and . San Fran cisco is expected. The run -after ' tho luncheon, will be across country- In* a northerly direction, finishing : at . the Bur lingame Country. Club. On Wednesday, March 28, : the meet- will be at Laurel Creek at 4:30 p. m., and next Saturday at the Crossways, Burlingame, at .1 p. m. ARE IMPORTING GREYHOUNDS IN LARGE NUMBERS Coursing Men of This Coast Looking for a Second For Freedom. The coursing men of California will ap parently not be content until they. import a second For Freedom from England. There Is almost a procession of dogs on the way out here now. In addition to the one received by Mr. Rosseter's represent atives some days since another Is due for the same owner. There is one coming to Robert Malcom, while the big coursing firm of Russell, Allen & Wilson also ex pects an addition to its representative kennel. This all means an Infusion of new blood which must prove beneficial to the greyhounds bred on this coast with in the next few years. . • . ¦ Real Lassie, J. H. Rosseter's recent Im portation, whelped a litter of eight pup pies at Pasha kennels, Alameda County, some days since. Five of them are dogs. A portion of the litter has been offered for sale. Ed ward. Conn purchased one of the puppies, while another has passed into the hands of some fancier who declines to make known his identity. The second of Mr. Kosseter's purchases is expected here shortly. . . ' An attractive card has been arranged for this week- by the management of Union Coursing Park. A puppy, stake in whicn a number ot promising young grey hounds will make their first appearance will be run aown twice to-day, leaving the best of. the entries, to battle for the big prizes to-morrow afternoon. The open stake will 'be run- down - once this after noon. It has attracted a high class entry, from which 'great sport is " expected. Among the dogs In the running are: ; Be acon, Palo Alto, Hawker, Brutus, Thorn hill, Pleasant Girl, Hot Haste, Lady Davenport, Cavalier, Motto, Maud B, Rona, Maid of Bail, Rose of Tralee, Royal Flush, Rock Island King, Theron, Palm flower, Spiteful, Royal Anne, Whitehead, Lawrence, , Metallic, Mac's • Melody j and Lily of the West. Coursing - will commence to-day upon the arrival of the 10:15 1 train. The 1:25 p. m. Tanforan , train will stop .at the park. ..The. trains to-morrow will start at 10:15, 11, 12 and 1 o'clock. The second -of - the champion stakes an nounced by the ; Ingleside Park manage ment will, beheld one week from to-mor row. It will be.. limited to sixteen ' dogs', with a $5 entrance ..fee. An eighty-dog open, stake will be the card for to-day and to-morrow. ' The entries include One Spot, Daisy Clalr. ; Sylvanus, Miss Penman. Master Davenport. , Peptta, lowa Maid, Diablo, Kid McCoy, Twin City Girl, O'Hara, Little Fullerton, Rocker and May Herschel. Emln Pasha, the great sire \ and stake winner of the Pasha kennels," has been permanently retired. ¦ Emm was the "get of the English cracks. Major and Daisy, presented to J.H. Rosseter by Colonel North, the "nitrate klng,".and well known patron of the leash ; In England. .-Emm Pasha was successful from the start; win ning sixteen out of his first seventeen courses and also many open stakes » at Newark, and Canavan's park. I Emln ; was sent East and ' was started •In the - first America Waterloo; but', was '. beaten • on ? a fluke in his first course.- Four years, later he redeemed himself by. dividing the same stake at Dallas, Tex. He broke his leg while coursing at Newark and was tem porarily placed in -the stud: and .was! bred to Curtis & Son's Rockette. .The result was the greatest-Utter of greyhounds ever raised In America, all of them being champions. The fame of Rosette, Cava lier, -Theron, Maud S, McKlnley and Thoe is world wide. At ingleside Park in the latter part of lgS7 Rosette and Cava lier divided one puppy stake; Cavalier won another; Rosette and Maud S, divided another, and Maud S won one. Cavalier won an open ¦¦ stake . while still in the puppy class. Rosette won four open stakes and Ther.on- one. At- Union .Park in 1838 Rosette was second, in the open stake of March' 5; Rosette and Cavalier divided the open stake on March 12. Rosette won . the open stake on April 2; Cavalier won the open stake on April 16, Theron ran second to For Freedom In the champion stake of May 1. 1 Rosette was second' in the open stoke of July 9 and won the open stake of August '20.' Maud S won the open .stake on^ September 3, Rosette, Cavalier and McKlnley. divided the open stake of September 24, and Cava lier and McKlnley divided an open stake on October 1. Rosette won another stake on October 8; and the list might be car ried on Indefinitely. The get of Emln Pasha-Valley Queen comprise among the number Koolawn; Forget and Green Val ley - Maid. Out of Emm Pasha-Venture came Rosebud and The Turk, both show- Ing, great -speed.. From Emln Pasha-Bona come- Recording Angel, Bona Fide and Reckless Archer. Out of Pride of the Valley are the fast youngsters Little Sis ter and Sir Pasha. From - Fair Helen Emln- Pasha has produced Craig Boy. and Fair Lillie. Out of Minnie Wa Wa are the fast dogs Risky Attempt. Reannex and Aeneas. Out of Wave are Slsquoc, Ollta. Ripple and Rude Awakening. From Van Cloie Emln I has -produced - Athena and Agamemnon. From' Bonnie Lass are the great puppies ; Ireland. Palo Alto, Erin, Ronnie Pasha and America, and from Susie Is Golden. Rule; already one of the crack dogs of the coast. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ATHLETES WHO WILL RACE IN THE EAST. Photographed Expressly for The Call. OVER at the University of California a score of young athletes are In regular training for a competition which moans much to them. One week from 'to-'-iay they will put thelrspeed and strength. to the test :to determine which sprinters and Jumpers will represent the great institution of learning on .the cinder paths "of the East. The Illustration" shows some of the men who are tx- pected to have no difficulty In making the team. Captain William P. Drum has been recognized as the fastest sprint er on the 'coast for some years. ' "Jack" Hoffman Is the coast, champion at pole vaulting and high Jumping, and C Broughton at broad Jumping. Howard Squires is the dis tance runner, although this year he will have a try at the "440," .the most trying of the sprinting distances. MISS HOFFMAN WINS WOMEN'S COUNCIL CUP Tie in a Championship Golf Tournament to Be Played Off To- Morrow. This morning a caddies' golf tournament will be held on the Presidio links over eighteen holes, medal play, for sets of clubs as prizes. In order to restrain the ambition of the caddlts to hand In won derful 6cores ladles? will accompany them as scorers. Eight caddies qualified last week, of whom Jack Kelly made the ex cellent score of 49 for nine -holes, not withstanding the fact that the grass through the fair green is quite long. The prizes are presented by C R. Winslow of the San Francisco Golf Club. The second competition for the Council's cup for women oi the San Francisco .Golf Club 'ended yesterday. The opening round was played on Monday, ; tiie semi-tinal round on Wednesday and the final round yesterday. The eight who qualified were Miss Alice Colden. Hoffman, whose score over the eighteen holes, medal play, in the qualifying round was 53, 63—116; Miss Mary Scott, Miss Maud O'Connor, Miss Caro Crockett, Mrs. Ft. G. Brown, Miss Maud Mullms, Miss Ella W. Morgan and Miss Edith Cneseorough. The four win ners in the first round were Miss Alice Hoffman. Miss Caro Crockett, Miss Maud Muilins and Miss Ella W. Morgan, the opponents of the last two defaulting. The winners in the semi-final round were Miss Alice Hoffman and Miss Caro Crockett. By defeating Miss Caro Crockett 3 up, 2 to play. In the final round Miss Alice Hoff man becomes the winner of the Council's cup for the second time. If she wins a third competition the trophy will become hers. E. R. Folger and C. P. Hubbard, hav ing tied in the final round over thirty-six holes for the championship of the Oak land and San Francisco Golf clubs, the tie will be played off to-morrow over eight een holes on the Oakland links. Willie Anderson, who, with Horace Rawllns, has been Instructor at the Oak land links since October of last year, and who has won three out of the four pro fessional golf tournaments held at Oak land, Burllngmae and Coronado, will re turn shortly to the Eastern States. T. W. Tetley. until recently Instructor at the San Rafael links, has gone to the southern part of the State, in company with Mrs. Tetley, but will return to San Francisco. David Stephenson, to the regret of the members of the San Francisco Golf Club, will leave the Presidio links at the end of April. No arrangements have yet been made for his successor. During nis stay at the Presidio Stephenson has given great satisfaction, being a fine player, a good instructor and club maker, and one of the longest drl% - ers that ever teed a ball. The San Rafael Golf Club Is at pres ent without an instructor, but .the direct ors are in correspondence with some pro fessionals and expect shortly to conclude their arrangements. No tournaments will be played until next month, though sev eral enthusiasts are regular In their prac tice on the links. Stephenson has sev eral times visited the San Rafael course and It Is hoped that Willie Anderson and Horace Rawlins will play over it before they leave California In April. • The Redlands Golf Club has instituted challenge playing, the ten best players being ranked from 1 to 10, and any mem ber with a lower number being permitted to challenge the player next above him. If the challenged player is defeated the two change places, the winner being en titled to challenge the one above his new number and the loser being liable to chal lenge from the one below him. Number 10 may be challenged by any member of the club. This plan was adopted last year by the Oakland Golf Club, where the first forty or fifty members are ranked. The "list of relative standing" read as follows: C. P. Hubbard. E. R. Folper. R. M. Fitz gerald. G. D. Greenwood. D. F. Belden. J. C. MoKee. W. G. Cooke. J. A. Folprer. W. P. Johnson. P. E. Bowles. P. G. Gow. F. S. Stratton. J. M. Taft, S. McNear. H. J. Knowles. G. S. Wheaton, W. M. Magee. T. R, Hutchlnson. Arthur Goodall and G. W. McNear. /This order has probably charged somewhat. Among the ladles the rank was: Miss Alice Moffltt. Miss Belle Mhoon. Miss ' Alice Duff. Mrs. P. E. Bowies. Miss M. Deane. Miss Lucy Mof fltt. Mrs. O. F. Long. Mrs. R. E. Brov,-n. Mrs. W. P. Johnson. Miss M. Jolliffe, Mrs. O. Pierce and Mrs". C. O. G. Miller. Mrs. H. H. Sherwood. Mrs. I> Grand C. Tib betts. Miss ' Bee Hooper and Mrs. Fred E. Maeee would now rank among the first eight ladles. BALL PLAYERS ROUNDING INTO PROPER SHAPE Professional League Teams Report for Duty and Are Put to Work. One week from to-morrow the baseball season will begin. At Eighth and Harri son streets San Francisco .will line up against Oakland and In Sacramento that team will meet the Stocktons. All members of the clubs were ordered to report on Tuesday for active practice. This was done,', and' since that day the ball has been tailing through the air and the tats whizzing about the heads of the fans in their preparation for the season. The teams are formed and will be In fair shape even at the Inaugural games. The way the teams will line up on Sun day, April 1, is as. follows: San Francisco. Positions. Oakland. i Iberc or - '• Beville or Fltzpatrtck...". .Pitchers Steffanl Schwartz...'........' Catcher Hammond First base Hutchlnson Re111y. .....; Second base Francks BrockhoC .• Third base.. I.inße bpenctr..... Shortstop Schmecr Levy ;.. Lert Held Moskiman Krus :....; Center ileld Drennan Hildebrandt Hieht field Dunleavy Sacramento. Positions. Stockton. Doyle or . . Harper or Saulsbury Pitcher Whelan Stanley Catcher Pace Hanion ..; First base Sslna Stultz Second base Babbitt JJevereaux '.....Third base Moore Kgan Shortstop Lockhead McLaughlln.: Left field Courtney Shanahan.'.... Center field McHale I>oyle or • Saulsbury. • • Right field '. Morrow ¦ Schwartz, the new catcher of the local team; appears to be" a good player, judg ing from his practice, lie Is tail, atnlettc and quick, Hesides being a catcher of ability he Is said to shine as a coacher on the lines. Sacramento will engage In an exhibition game to-morrow with a local team. .The Sacramento management has been bargaining with Shanahan during a couple of. weeks. On Wednesday last the con- i tract was signed. Rube Levy is at it again. If his prac tics work .jnay be used as a criterion the old-timer will show up in his best form. The Dudes are taking several doses of flattery to themselves. They think they are the team par excellence on account of the fine array of field talent. : The question of umpires Is causing President Moran's hair to curl. He wants Jim McDonald to stay out West this sea son, and with that end in view has offered him. a handsome salary. McDonald is considering the' proposition. The new change in the rules regarding the position of the plate Is causing a great deal of discussion. Instead of the old way .with the diagonal . of the square plate placed to the pitcher's advantage the rubber will be fixed In the ground on the square, allowing the pitcher a much smaller space for strikes. This change will quicken the game, giving the batter the advantage. At Eighth and Harrison streets this afternoon the Fireman's Fund team will meet Stanford University players. Both teams will play their best men. The line up will be: Fireman* Fund. Positions. Stanford. W. Hammond Catcher Strohn Krug.. .Pitcher Lanajran Follnnsbee.... First ba5e.....: Havens Webber Second base Cowden Dunn ..Third base Edwards Schmeer Shortstop Loughead Mosklman Left field ....Lowenthal .T. Hammond.. Center field .Murphy Butler Right field Symontls IN THE FIELD OF SPORT THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, , SATUBDAY, MABCH 24, 1900. MORE TROUBLE FOR TANFORAN PARK PEOPLE Chas. L. Fair, a Heavy Stock holder, Disgusted With the Management. Not unlike Colonel Applegate's inter rupted dream of wealth, another well known turfman has suddenly discovered, so current gossip says, that he la in pos session of a gold brick. The writer re fers to the young millionaire patron of the turf. ChaFles L. Fair, who holds $30,000 worth of Tanforan Park stock. "When Colonel Applegate. who. by the way. is held in the highest esteem by all classes of horsemen, was "handed" the field book privilege at Tanforan, he listened to a glowing account of the game in the far "Western country. The Keatuoklan was told California was a giant tree, bearing ripe mellow fruit, and to juat bring a basket along and shake the tree. Three hundred and seventy-five dollars a day secured the privilege, and now Colonel Applegate thinks a large parcel of climate was included In the cession. When Tanforan Park stock was placed on the market Mr. Fair, who has always been a liberal patron of the turf, was talked Into taking a large number of shares. Everything, it waa represented, would be congenial and pleasant. In fact it would not be a one man track, simply one big, happy family patterned after tha one at the Chutes, ihen Corrigan as sumed the dictatorship, and now a well defined report says the shares of Mr. Fair are for sale. Instead of being somebody at the new course with something to say. he finds, to put it plain, "that he is In bad." Mr. Fair was placetl on tne board of stew ards, surelr quite an honor, but hardly worth $30,tlft). Mildly modest In his re quests, the young - millionaire has been Ignored and overlooked by the manage ment as a tramp would be at the Paris Exposition. Now his feet are cold and he wants to take his shoes off. Can you blame him? Poor Tanforan '. Launched when the elements were at unrest, amid con fusion, bustle and many misgivings, its troubles never • come singly. On Friday "Mannle" Greenberg of han dicapping fame secured a S3OOO judgment against the association, with several more in prospect. The quicker Green, Corrigan & Co. discover that this Is not Cicero township, with Us "cooler" for the obstreperous, the more placid will become the waters upon which their leaky boat sails. Prince Ponlatowski returned from the East the other day, and everybody is won dering how he will take the disqualifica tion of his filly Ella Boland, which was placed last by the Judges at the San Mateo course on March 14. The race was given to Corrlgan's St. Caslmlr, which was beaten on his merits. It is regrettable that when men of standing do become in terested in- the business they cannot bo assured of fair treatment. That was a hard fall Charley Thorpe received on Wednesday— one that will shelve him for some days. The "old man" is something after the style of Pattl. the great songstress— he has been going to retire for a long. time. It often happens with Jockeys that accident follows acci dent, and Charley might do well to make this the occasion for his retirement. He Is endowed with plenty of horse sense and should make a capable trainer. Barney Schrelber once told the writer that he Intended to send Bannockburn for the four-mile Thornton stake and then re tire the big brown horse to the stud. Thi<4 may have been one of Barney's Jokes, and It may not. At any rate when Bannock burn went lame the St. Louis bookmaker pinned his faith on Forte to annex the stake, no doubt. Now Marley Klttleman, chipper and springy as when here years ago "wearing the spikes." looms up with Weller. a most likely candidate. "Kit' was never known to be left on the mark when the checks were drawn, and It would be Just his luck to land the Thorn ton for the swarthy Islander, Sam Parker. It has come to be an everyday affair at Tanforan for a crowd to collect about the judges' stand after every race in expecta tion of seeing some horse disqualified for a foul. In many Instances It has not been disappointed. It does seem as If tho of ficials down there carry things to the ex treme. Bumping during the progress of a race Is bound to occur, and unless palpa ble on the part of the rider committing the same It seems an injustice to set tha horse back. Eagerness on the part of a rider to win should not be discouraged, but foul tactics should be tabooed. In each Instance at Tanforan where a DOCK) was "moved up a pesr" the ring ho-wlud. claiming It hurt £«£»Sfg LHOIXAOTX Men Cured. COHSULTATIOH AND ADVICE FREE. ' Pay when well. ' Private book. d!a«- .nosU sheets, etc. free, office or maU. Home cures. Letters confidential. Es- , tabllshed 19 years. Dr.fleyers & Co. 731 Market St, S. F. - 5