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; The Forth bridge Is constantly being re*
painted,/ So vast in the structure that It
takes* fifty tons of paint te'give it one
coat,' and the area dealt with is «aa»^*hA»<«
Fred Nordholz, John Stanke and - two
brothers, who are at present hunting on
King's ranch, Cazadero, were out ' hunt-
Ing last Sunday and Nordholz was the
lucky one, ha\1ng brought ~ down the
buck killed for many years. The
jKer dressed at 160 pounds. T. F. Bannan,
who has Just returned from, there, reports
the game very plentlf uL
On the Country Club preserves the deer
shooters had a successful day last week.
F. W. Van SIcklen got a forked horn
weighing 154 pounds, the biggest killed In
two years. Mr. Boyd brought in a 117
pounder; W. S. Kittle one that weighed
two pounds less, - Shafter Howard a 140
pounder, J. Le Roy Nickel So and Ed
Preston one that weighed 130 pounds.
September will be a quiet month among
the local cricketers. The match between
the Pacific eleven and the team' of the
Santa Cruz Country Club, set for to-day,
has already been played, the open date In
last month having been selected for.tha
purpose. The match between Santa Cruz
and Sacramento, set for September 15,
was played on Saturday, July 27, and Sep
tember 22 is an open date. On September.
29 the old antagonists, the Pacific and
Alameda teams, will meet at Alameda for
the last time this season. During the
Admission day holidays a team of city
cricketers will go up to Lake County,
starting on Friday afternoon. September
6. and playing a two days' match against
the Burns Valley Cricket Club at Lower
Lake on September 7 and 8. For Admis
sion day a one day's match probably
be arranged . with the Lakeport Cricket
Club at Lakeport. The city team will be
made up by a committee consisting of H.
C. Casidy of the Pacific,. R. B. Hogue of
the AJamedas and A. G. Sheath _ of ¦¦> the
Santa Cruz Country. Club, who will select
residents of San Francisco and nelghbor-
As Young America won one of the two
matches^ played this j season against -Old
England, and Old England won the other,
a. third, and deciding mach may be played
on one"of.the"op"e'n Sundays of this month.
Mrs. Packard claims all the credit of
the as it was • she who first
hooked the bass and then landed him.
Her husband agrees that she did all the
work and he Is proud of her.
hood. . H. C. Casldy wlll.be taking:.: his
yearly vacation at Highland , Spring* and
will Join the. team' from that place.
One of the largest black sea bass, ever
taken from any waters was that j landed
one day last week off Catallna Island by
Jeff Packard and his wife. The; fish
weighed exactly 328 pounds and was cap
tured after a terrific struggle lasting" four
hours, during which the Packards were
nearly submerged with ' their small boat
Jeff Packard is City Marshal of Bakers
field. * - ¦:. • , ¦/*• .
' There is one* novel, distinctly original in
stitution at Recreation grounds — the beer
cage.' This is flat on tne field back of the
first base line. Twenty-five cents extra
. admission entitles the holder of a ticket to
this section to five glasses of beer. . After
that he doesn't care how many and then
the argument waxes warmer and warmer.'
At the end of the game the "cageman"
lenves the grounds, exhausted In voice and .
jubilant' In spirit. It is baseball over the
foam. • ¦• ' . ¦ '
dsco. In fact the disease has spread bo
that the women have taken it up. At
Recreation grounds there are more women
attending the games than ever at Halght
street when the crowd flocked down on
the field Sunday after Sunday. The
noises t fanatic of them all is* lacking at
Recreation grounds, j In the old days he
was set aside in a special stand. ' He is
the small boy who pays 10 cents and gets
hoarse for It. No longer segregated, the
j small boy is scattered in' the crowd and
his gum-chewing enthusiasm is often
nipped In an early bud by the repressing
influence of the older and more sedate
'•bleacher occupant, -whose years are a
gauge on demonstration. . -
There Is a lull among golfers after the
many contests at Del Monte. The week
produced' several- surprises, the first of
which was the'defeatof ErneA.Folger by
E. D. Silent of Los, Angeles, who has. not
generally been regarded as one of- the
strong 'golfers ''of* the south. But in ; the
open championship Ernest Folger beat all
the amateurs except C. E. 5 Maud and v H.
M. Sears. John Lawson was away off his
game, taking * twenty-eight | strokes more
than the: winner,' Robert Johnstone,' to
cover. the thirty-six holes. -F.Vj. 'Reilly of
the • Burlingame Country Club, ; who had
been expected to win one of the prizes,
finished Just- outside of third money,
which ' was divided by. George Smith and
James > Melville, ¦ The - hero ot ¦'¦ gol f week
was C. E. Maud, who won the Del Monte
cup, was second in the open champion
ship, j being -beaten J by only two ) strokes;
and whose score of- 6 up against C. P.
Hubbard j In team .match won the
Byrne trophy! for the south, ,-r • y>
But it was the ladies' championship that
furnished most food , for discussion. The
eventi lost: some Interest from the fact
that j none of the four, strongest southern
ladles— Mrs.* Jean ; W,' Bowers,' Mrs. J. D."
Foster, ¦ Mrs.. F.'H. : Seymour and Mrs.
Clement Hull— came up to contend for the
first woman's 'amateur championship of
the Pacific 1 Coast. rThe" match,; however,
developed enough interest.; as it went on;
and a genuine ¦ surprise , in « the of
Mrs. R. Gilman Brown, who was regarded
as a sure^wlnner.; While, Miss' Crockett
deserved her victory, it; must be ascribed
largely to the circumstances of the con
test. ; The 'sympathy ,* of the 'majority of
the. lookers-on at; the' match was strongly
In ; favor ,; of Miss \ Crockett, 'and at ' one
stage fof the game' its manifestation "was
so ; marked : that .; it .might - fairly : : be
described as "offensive partisanship." The
spectators made audible comments on the
players.T manifesting: great j delight \ when
Miss Crockett played ; -well or, Mrs.i R.:g.
Brown j had ' hard luck. •.; Things \ reached a
point at whlchTthe secretary, of the Pacific
Coast'Gblf "Association remonstrated with
BERKELBT,Aug. 28.— The athletic sea
son is opening at the j University of Cali
fornia under conditions which keep the
students wondering on which side of vic
tory the "college .will -stand when the
year's events are done. The uncertainty
of the. new; material andthe loBS,of;men (
tried on track, diamond and gridiron make'
victories seen) scarce. ! On the other hand,
there, are men left to form the nu
cleus,''for -the athletic .squads,
coaches and good trainers are not want
ing, and these, ¦ with the aid of . experl- '
: enofed men.' j are ; looked ' upon ¦ to create
from the raw material a lot of men capa
ble of , good athletic work. ';'] On these
coaches and C trainers, who. inspire and
force men' to^-work,:is placed the hope of
the student body. ..-. '¦• . j
Asyet work has been carried on only,
in an unsystematic manner. A few of
the. old athletes. were out < on the .track to -.
keep ; limbered 7 up | and \ for exercise, ; but
none . are training. The past ' week/, has
been given over; . to g Interclass - baseball
games, partly for recreation and partly to'
sample the material' oh hand.- As a gen
eral thing the' playing has been of • poor
quality," even among the more experienced
players/ . ; : ',/.v >;'.„'/ : ~.,.v .
¦ This "scattering T work.': -has tended and
during the \ brief training^ season of the
next two months all energies will be given
over to football.* , The '' time I to : get " ; men
into good condition 'is; short, and the ath-'
letes will be forced to rhaerve strict train
' ing rjules and ; to do hard work. •,
the spectators . for '* their -'conduct, '..-which '-;
was unfavorable to 'good play on the part ;
of >• anybody". -.: The .crowd /then ceased % toV.
follow the ¦. players^ and ; Mrs. Brownl won );
six -. straight \ holes, making her.; dormie , JLjg
At the last holes the | crowd rwas encount- ; '
"er ed ? again ; 'I and } Mrs. u Brown, ¦ instead * of
playing .to ; halve 'the- holes and' waiting •>
her l chance, | tried hard.- to i win. >. and lost :
both, making' tbe .match all square: ; >The ¦
nineteenth went ! to &"«• Crn«Vntt and. the v
match went with" it. .-v; .....--.
With but five days intervening before the
opening of college Interest", in Stanford's
football prospects is . growing keen. Stu
dents are arriving on every train and
among them, many' of the' football stars.
Traeger, • the star tackle; Cooper, right
end, and Lee, center, of last year's var
sity are already on the campus, and Raltt,
Bansbach, Hill, Smith and R. J. McFad
den, center, are expected daily.
Treasurer John T. Nourse of the Asso
ciated Students has a force of men at
work, on the gridiron, getting it 'In shape
for use as soon as college opens. - Owing
to the fact that the field is adobe and was
used as a baseball diamond It Is extreme
ly hard and will require a great deal of
harrowing. and rolling before the men-be
gin practice. : Treasurer Nourse contem
plates putting . on a covering • of tanbark
with the idea of securing a field both fast
and springy. '¦ :.-' " .¦
5 Trainer "Dad" Moulton . Is expected to
arrive from the East next Monday and
he will at once call out both football and
track men, he being an advocate of fall
training on the track. ; , • ¦ .
Of last- year's football team Captain
Burnett, right, tackle; T. L. McFadden,
left end; De Forest and Seeley, guards,
and Erb, right half, will not be back. . It
Is also probable that Frank Slaker.the
noted fullback, will not return, but will
donah Olympic Club ' suit and be . seen in
the preliminary games. Perhaps the man
hardest to replace is Burnett at right tac
kle, .Hamilton,- the brilliant tackle on the
Rellancft and ' Lick School teams of ' las t
year,' will not enter. Stanford, as was an
ticipated. ¦ Glessner of - Lafayette Is - the
only new. man that has appeared .who can
play/, the position. As ; to guards. Barn
helsel! and. Thompson, the strong second
eleven' combination of last; year; Gilman,
who played the position on the '99 varsity,
and Horan,'. Lafayette's"; big r guard;- are
possibilities^ At end ' Luck and Stanford,
last . year's substitutes, v and . V Lunt.' who
played hard, fast ball en the victorious
freshman team, bid fair to develop varsity
form. — -
Treasurer. Nourse has secured the eer.
DESPITE the occasional .umplral
troubles that keep the California
Baseball League in more or less
periodic ferment, baseball In thla
city is rapidly . reaching Its old
halcyon • prosperity. . The crowd
that packs the Recreation grounds on
Sundays Is composed of fanatics, some
mild and harmless, others rabid and al
most violent.^ As ¦ In the 'days.' of old,
when scores . were< memorized . and. the
merest detail- of the^ diamond noted, the
habitual attendant of the games to;day
spouts his knowledge whenever chance of
fers. The fanatic has come once again.'
The fanatic is a peculiar order of being.
At times he rouses himself Into a state of
enthusiasm to fall in line with others of
the same sort.; Then he bubbles over,
cackles and is ready, to shake chairs at
the harmless air because ' his team has
done | something the other ;' fellows have
not.! He is Just as fanatical in his grief.
Being decidedly partisan, when his team
loser, he mopes and storms and calls for
a half of this man and that. - ; If there
happens to be a series of black and white
changes in the /game his emotions oscil
late with Just as much regularity of com
mutation. - : . '
Baseball Fiend Has
Coring and Talks
. of Balls and Strikes.
This is the wild-eyed fanatic who makes
the noise and -wants to murder the um
pire every other minute.,. But there la
ar-cther kind, the. mild man with the scien
tific cast. He usually goes to the games
unattended. Except tar a few facial
demonstrations he is . cucumberlsh and
polar. After the game he can recite each
Inning! right off the' reel. He Is the criti
cal fanatic who .keeps his condemnation
ard'his swearing to himself. ; •
The '"fans" are growing In San Fran-
The first tournament to be played Is
the doubles and will commence on Tues
day. It" will be completed Wednesday
and the rest of the week will be occupied
by the singles. The championship match
of the doubles will be played on Saturday
afternoon and the championship singles
match on Monday afternoon.
The singles tournament will probably go
to either R. N, Whitney, Bell, Smith or
Weihe. None of these is expected to win
the championship from George Whitney.
Probably the strongest teams in dorbles
will be Bell and Braley, McGavin and
Smith and Collier. and Crowell, and. one of
these teams will in all probability play the
"Whitneys for the championship. ..-,'.-•' ¦:
The present visit of the Southern Cali
fornia experts will do more toward ." the
advancement of tennis on this coast than
anything that has happened in years. The
success of the women's events makes the
success of the men's i tournaments next
week a certainty. Bell, Braley, Hen
dricks and Sinsabaugh, the Southern Cali
fornia cracks, have all arrived and have
entered both 'the singles, and doubles.
The .Whltneys will probably carry off the
honors In both singles and . doubles, but
will be closely pressed by some of the
second class men. It will be interesting
to know Just how the local second class
men will come out with the experts from
the south. •'. •¦¦'. •-.¦' . :• *
Probably the most interesting event
from the spectators' standpoint was the
mixed doubles tournament. Usually these
affairs are very uninteresting and tire
some andresolve themselves Into a match
between the two men, but with such play
ers as the Suttons, Seymours, Miss Hall
and Miss Hoffman in the line-up they are
more Interesting than either the doubles
or singles. ' * '.'
The women's tournaments of the past
week have successful beyond the
hopes of even the most- sanguine." The
success of the- events Is undoubtedly at
tributable to the presence of the six clever
players from Southern California. To
say that the play of the Suttons -was a
surprise would be to put It but weakly.
Such tennis as these clever sisters have
played in the past week has never been
equaled by any woman on this coast be
fore. The most remarkable thing Is that
four Bisters should be so evenly matched
as these are. Heretofore the women's
championship has attracted little or no
attention, but this year the women's
events are as interesting as the men's.
The San Franciscos will drop the clam
bake at McNears Landing set for Sep
tember 8, and the dance at the club
house scheduled for September 14, and
will merge the two events in one grand
clam-bake on September 14 and 15. The
clam-bake a few weeks ago at * Paradise
Cove . was got up by a few enthusiastic
members and was.eo much enjoyed that
it was decided that a similar entertain
ment 6hould be given by the club In lieu
of a dance which would be attended
• hiefly by non-members and would do no
particular good to the yachtsmen.
A large entry list Is expected, and a
second trial of speed between the cup
challenger Helen and the defender Presto
is looked forward to with great interest.
Commodore A. E. Chapman and the
Vallejo yachtsmen believe that the sioop
Helen Is fast enough to beat Frank
Stone's boat, while the Corinthians believe
that when some changes have been made
In Presto, she will beat Helen 'much
more decisively than on August 10.
Next Saturday, September 7, Is an open
day on the schedule of the Corinthians,
while the San Franciscos have a cruise
to McNears Landing, . but this ,will be
dropped. On Monday, September 9, the
sixth annual regatta of the Pacific Inter-
Club Yacht Association will take place,
the yachts being divided into the usual
six classes, with prizes in five classes pro
vided from the Macdonough trophy fund.
The prize for the twenty-footers will be
the Law cup, presented by Herbert ! E.
Law, at one time commodore of the Pa
cific Yacht Club of happy memory.
According to schedule, the San Fran
clscos were to start yesterday for an out
side cruise to Drakes Bay at 3 o'clock .in
the afternoon an signal from the flagship.
But Commodore W. N. McCarthy's
schooner Ramona is still in .southern
waters, and at the time of writing it Is
doubtful If the cruise will be made or not
The yawl Roye.l and the sloops Cygnus
and Thetis, with probably H. R. Simpkins'
yawl Tramentana, were expected to make
the cruise. If the boats make Drakes
Bay there will be a picnic and sports to
day, the return being made to-morrow.
The Corinthians started yesterday for
Lakeville, where they will, spend to-day,
returning to TIburon to-morrow. The
California!) have on their schedule a
cruise to McNears Landing for last night,
continuing on up to Lakeville to-day and
returning to Oakland Creek to-morrow.
Remarkable Tennis Is
Played by the South
ern California Quartet
Increase of Interest is
Displayed in the Ad
mission Day Regatta
r Tom - McCaughern of Notre Dame Col
lege Is' another track man who will enter
Stanford this year. He Is a brother of
J.".C- McCaughern, '03, track captain this
year, and It is said ¦ can lead the captain
in his own race, the hundred-yard dash.
Harry Bell, the crack athlete of the
Healdsburg High School, is the leading
acquisition in the line of track men. His
events are the high jump, broad jump and
pole, vault. Two years ago. In the Aca
demic League meet, he took, a place In
each event, two of them being firsts, and
last year took first place In the pole vault,
but. could not come up to his best form
in the jumps • owing to an Injured heel.
Bell has been here for several weeks and
will register with the class of '05 next
Thursday.* > • '.... ' ~ " .
vices of W. McFadden, brother of T. I*,
and R. J. McFadden of last year's varsity,
as assistant rubber to the teams. AI
Lean will have charge of the rubbing
down. ._ ' ,';'.' ;
But the Ariels have not even the con
solation of having succeeded, and were
kept completely in the dark until .their
protests were unavailing. They feel the
more injured because they attribute the
juggling whereby their crew -was ex
cluded to a man who for many years rep
resented their club on the board of man
agers of the Pacific Association, but who
has now transferred his allegiance to the
Post street club. ' A general feeling ' Is
growing among the oarsmen that tho
management of the affairs of the associa
tion has fallen, almost entirely into* the
hands of i men -who no longer ' take any
part In active sports.
Then the Ariels had been all along as
sured that their barge crew would bo
among those selected, but no notice was
given to any of them or to J. A. Qeddes,
their representative, and chairman of the
regatta committee, at what time tickets
for the railroad had been received or
would be distributed. Some of them had
their, trunks packed ready for the sum
mons which never came. Tet the Ariels
had the only, four who could fairly be
said | to be entitled to . go north on th»
ground of their previous performances as
oarsmen, Robert Bills and "W. T. Hove
being seniors, and Harry Poley and L.
Smith being the two strongest men of tha
crew that won the junior barge cham
pionship at the Lake Merritt regatta. The
Alameda crew has In It only one senior
oarsman, P. W. Ayers, while the Olympio
crew's best man was second in the Junior
skiff race at Lake Merritt. The Univer
sity of California shell crew does not con
tain a single man fit to row In a. craft
of that class. When the Question of what
crews should be chosen was In the early
stages of discussion It was stated that
the Astorlans wished to have men who
could take part in other aquatic or land
sports. Now this is a condition which
the Ariels fulfilled especially well, Harry
Foley being a runner and a champion
middleweight boxer, Howe being a swim
mer, Smith a fine water polo player, and
Hanlon being the champion bantam
weight boxer of the Coast. The- Olympio
Club did not even enter a barge crew at
the Lake Merritt regatta, and at one of
last year's regattas a four comprising
some of the oarsmen who went to Astoria
rowed absolutely last of five crews. The
South End barge crew included a. wrest
ler and two moderate single scullers. The
Alamedaa feel that a deliberate attempt
was made to shut them out, but are much
pleased j that promptitude on their part
and a knowledge of railroad affairs made
the attempt fruitless.
The one topic of discussion among tha
oarsmen during the past week has been
the Astoria regatta: . It is generally felt
that there was an unfair distribution of
the . tickets to the north, the Olympic
Club securing about one-half of. the whole
number, while all the rowing: clubs
shared the remaining: half. It has al
ways been understood that the Alameda
and Ariel barge crews would go north,
but a day or two before the time for start
ing the Alameda representative was told
that only two men from this club would
receive transportation. v He stood firm,
however, and insisted that at least four
oarsmen" should be Included, the only con
cession he was willing to make being 'in
regard to the cockswain. Then he was
informed that the ' Alameda boats must
be at the depot that afternoon, and, short
as the time was, this was done,' only to
find "that the car was locked ¦ and the
yardmaster had been strictly Instructed
not to open it- However, choking a cat
with cream fs not the only way of killing
it, and when the car was opened at As
toria an Alameda barge and skiff were
found in it. ' *"
Claim That Distribution
of Favors for Astoria
Carnival Was Partial
Arrangements have been made that Cal
ifornia coursers take in this meet, get
their dogs acclimated and reach St. Louis
in ample time so that a four or five days*
rest will be allowed their dogs.
The affair will be run under the Amer
ican coursing rules and its two stakes
will be unlimited. The programme will
be the running of the Aberdeen cup event
and a puppy stake. Entries will close
September 24.
Through the kindness of the Union
Coursing Park directors. Judge Grace will
have a vacation that he may go on to
judge the big stake. The Madison (S. D.)
Coursing Club has made a bid for Cali
fornia dogs to compete in their strike. At
one time it looked as If there would be a.
conflict In dates with this and tne St.
¦t^;uis Club and some etronp feeling was
'.manifested. The selection of Judge Grace
settled all differences, for the Madi<>on
Club gave way on that account because
of the Interest the Judge's presence would
add to the game throughout the country.
Rather than cause unpleasant feeling the
club voluntarily advanced its date to Sep
tember 25. 26 and 27.
Judge Grace's reputation has traveled
before him and it is with a feeling of se
curity that the dog owners throughout
the country anticipate the running of
their hounds.
The prettiest compliment that could be
frfven to the game at home was the selec
tion of Judge John Grace to preside In
the saddle in this big event* Since it was
published that the judge would to a cer
tainty accept the invitation congratula
tions have been extended to the club from
all sides for having secured the services
of the veteran leashman.
California will be well represented in the
running and Is already named as a likely
candidate for first honors. Many of our
best flyers have been almost promised to
the stake and if one of them should return
-with first honors It would further boom
the sport at home. .. ' .¦>, ••!.;
American Waterloo, a stake that calls for
sixty-four nominations and which will be
run at St. Louis in October next, has a
full entry card, the first time since its in
In the hands of true sportsmen whose
one aim is to make coursing a clean sport
and one above suspicion, the pastime has
found favor in the eyes of its strong fol
lowing, and as a result . stands well up
on the list of our attractions. Gaining
steadily in popularity, the game, through
the unselfish actions of the committee
which controls it. has made the raising of
greyhounds a remunerative business on
this coast and through which the ad
vancenjf nt In breeding has attained such
a star.dkrc^ that local strains will coon
figure as the best in the world. California
is looked upon as the home of honest
coursing in this country and its hounds
are sought by other States for both field
*.nd stud..
¦ As a result of the boom that Is on the
This year will mark an era in coursing
in the East and the success that has fol
lowed the game there is due in no little
way to the favorable results \shlch have
attended the efforts of local leashmen un
der whose care and attention the sport
has reached its present high standard of
Hardly a day passes that some dog own
er does not announce himself as an appli
cant for three or four entries on the East
ern stakes. ' To a certainty the game has
received an Impetus In States where It has
been run horetofore with indifferent suc
cess. * --¦ ~ .._-••- .:
The exodus of coursing men with their
greyhounds to compete in the meetings
of other States will, if all engagements
are kept, result in a dearth of champions
during their absence.
If circumstances force a later date for
this high-class affair the change will be
accepted gracefully by the ringsters, for,
while they are anxious to have the young
performers test their i^srlts. still they
would feel out of place seeing, their
champions run without having a ticket or
two on the result.
"While preparations are about completed
for the Futurity it is no certainty that the
big stake will be ran according to sched
ule. If the present labor troubles are not
settled soon it Is more than a possibility
that the rich stake for the young cours
?rs will have to be postponed. '" The
amount of added money in this annual
event cuts quite a figure with the park
man'.KPTtient and to see itself clear the as
sociation depends on a. good gate and a
healthy play. Without these there will
be a deficit and it is not likely that for the
sake of a postponement the park will
Etand to lose on the stake.
Last Sunday's double card at Union
Park brought out a large crowd that was
well In evidence up to the running .of the
final. The day's sport was the be6t that
had been seen at the park for some time.
but the events were for smaller purses
than have been run for since the game
has reached its present standard.
Sunday finds the same plunger,- the
Fame piker, both with the same willing
ness to put up a bunch or two on their
choice, but finds them without the price
to play their Judgment.
The effects of the strike are felt In
coursing circles. The game goes merrily
on and the best dog* tn the running axe
furnishing the excitement for the steady
patrons, but the bettors are not so active
In backing: their favorites as In the times
when Saturday nights were hailed with
Strike Affects Betting
and Attendance at Un
ion Park on Saturdays

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