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SPORTING SHOW Will Provide at Once Instruction and Entertainment in All That Pertains to the Outdoor Life in California DISTANCE RUNNERS ARE DEVELOPING Trainer Moulton of Stanford Finds 1 Quartet of Clever Half - Mile Men STANFORD UNIVERSITY. March 30.— While Trainer "Dad"' Moulton's face is always beaming, this week it has borne an unusually expansive smile. The reason for it is the devel opment of four good haif-milers. This : at the beginning of the season, threatened to be the weakest point in the track team, and th* veteran trainer ■ many sleepless hours worryine this race. The past week has dispelled ail of his early fears. Russell, a junior who has not been especially prominent on the cinder path, yester day made the remarkable time of two minutes and four and one-fifth seconds. This is a fast performance considering the period of the season. Then Be veil. ■ freshman, who has been trying out in the quarter mile, covered the distance in two minutes five and three-fifths seconds. Miller, another freshman, ran in two minutes six seconds, and Bounds, a member of last year's tra< k fam, finished in two minutes seven seconds. "I wonder where this flood f-milers came from," was "Dad's" ejaculation as he held the watch on th< last sprinter. Track prospects are bright for the Cardinal th!s year. The few old men are constantly improving and the youngsters have come up with a rush. The particular star of the freshmen is Horton. an athletically built younester from Ukiah, the place from which ford draws so many stars, la the l«iw hurdles he is running close to rd time. In the shot-put he seems pure of victory at the intercollegiate fi'-ld meet, and a place in the hammer throw should fall to his lot. Miller is the next freshman of prominence. He 3S a perfect mile runner, his long: stride njr him over the distance at erreat 6 while he appears to be running slowly. In the half he is equally ra the sprints the freshmen are weak. Cope's ankle continually him. although this warm ■upht t.i remove the trouble, /.mami. a runner from Lop Aneeles. sat, >iut he has not developed cth as yet. The other •nan star is Lanaean. brother of the football coach. He has been off the tra'k for two wer : ; n in !'-p. but he is hack asrain and is ' aultinjr Th. " \h>- yf-ar has been Sunny Jim' Weller. On the Berkeley track last Saturday le ered twenty-two feet and three inches h> t! amp. and on the Stan ford fielil last Monday he lumped twenty-two feet and eight inches. This -•eater distance than the Cardinal record : but because it was not made in a regular meet it will not be count ed. Weller made another of these s=cmi -official records in the low hurdles covering 220 yards in twenty-five and eight-tenths seconds. Of the other old men Captain Bell and Dehy have jumped five feet and nine inches. Crawford, who won first place in the hammer throw last year with 135 feet to-day threw the chained weight more than 149 feet, beating all his previous trials. These performances have brought smiles to - the face of Trainer "Dad" Moulton and Joy to the 'hearts of the bleacherites. With the addition of Harry Lanapan, who is counted onto win both hurdle races, the Stanford track team promises to be the best in the history of the university. Baseball prospects, however, are not so rosy. On account of the death of Mrs. Stanford ball games have been canceled, and the men have lost much that was gained earlier In the season Games with outside teams will be re- Fumed in about two weeks, and from then until the final series with • the University of California the varsltv will strain its energies in continual hard work. Hitting will be civen the most attention, for Coach Cowden is determined that every man shall be able to bins: the ball on the nose be fore the end of th! season. Burns Squ.irrs Himself. Policeman W. I. Burns should have been "in Judge Lawlor's court yester day morning to be arraigned on the charge of perjury alleged to have been committed by him while testifying for the defense at the trial of Charles Wyman. the . ballot-box stuffer. He failed to make his appearance and the Judge ordered a bench warrant Issued for his arrest and Increased his bail to $5000 cash. Burns appeared later and explained that he was not aware that his case was to be called. The Judge accepted his explanation and allowed his ball to remain at 12000. His arraignment wu continued till next Saturday. ■• > . . COLLEGE OARSMEN PLAY WATER POLO Berkeley Athletes Take to the Game and Expect to Have a Crack Team BERKELEY, March 10.— Water polo is to be made a prominent sport at the University of California, if the plans of the enthusiasts who row play it are j successfully carried out. C. Hiester of ■ the boating club's executive committee I is receiving name? of those who desire i to try for places on a varsity water i pole team. The liet is sufficiently long to indicate that the sport, though now a novelty, will soon be established and become popular. Several m«>n are daily playing: the game at the boat club's headquarters. They propose to organ ize two teams with the intention of get ting a game with the Olympic Club team or some other crack organization. Water polo is a leading sport in some Eastern colleges, but has never been played with any regularity at the Uni versity of California. The water is at the right temperature to make the sport enjoyable. The interclass regatta of the univer sity is to be held on the Oakland estu ary on Saturday, the 18th inst. Each class hae a strong crew and all are being coached by Garnett, the new rowing director of the university. The men training for the senior crew are: K. O. Bannister, captain of the varsity crew; D. M. Evans. G. J. An teff, E. V. Dodee, L. It. . Drury, C. Hiester and J. P. Loeb. the latter for c<>ckswa!n. Candidates for the junior orew are- W. A. Schmidt. W. MrFariand. E. J. ; Snow, J. W. Armstrong, W. M. Luce, iC. G. Osgood and R. P. Xewcomb. I fiophnm'Tf are Georpe I Jcnes. C. R. McKillican, L. Evans, J. B. Alvarado. H. Beckwith and A. Salisbury. There are sixteen men in the freshmen squad and from these the coach will choose a crew. The tnterclass races will be held in four-oared gigs over a one mile course. Thf freshmen and sophomores will row and the seniors and juniors will be op ponents. The winners will meet in a final race. The interclass field day is to be held tn-day. when Trainer OTiristi* 1 is ex pected to get a line on the men who will be chosen to go against Stanford 5n the intercollegiate field day on April IS. W. A. Powell, formerly a star athlete of the university, is urging the forma tion of an alumni track team, to be made up of old Stanford and California traok and field stars, these to engage in contests with both Stanford and California men this spring. The alumni lean would include such men as: Stanford — Dole, champion pole vaulter; Hyde, holding the coast record for the phot put, and Holman. captain of Stanford last year. For California there would be: Powell, a great hurd ler: Cooiey. a crack jumper; Woolsey. a sprinter: Bewinp. an all around athlete: Hannigan. a hurdler and i sprinter Wilcox, pole vaulter; Tibbets, j mile runner; Plaw, hammer thrower ] and shot putter: Clifford, half mile rutimr. Practice games of baseball have not thus far resulted in many victories for California, but Coach Williams is con fident the team will not fail of defeat ing Stanford on the big day in April. He is not discouraged at the team's failure to score now. being content to have the nine develop gradually and become proficient in team work through a series of practice games. Burglar Caught in Act. Jerry Mulcahey was arrested late Thursday night by Policeman Mc- Donnell while trying to force open the rear door of R. Landsman's sa loon at California and Steiner streets When searched 102 bread tickets and ten telephone checks were found in his pockets, which he had taken from the till in a bakery at 2439 California street. He was taken to the City Prison and booked on a charge of at tempted burglary. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1905. FOOTBALL TEAMS IN FOUR MATCHES Independents Go to Santa Cruz and Albions Meet Eagles in Ties for Cup BENEFIT GAME IN CITY As the association football season nears its close the enthusiasm of the | players . increases. Four matches will ibe played to-morrow, two of ' these being for the California Association Football • Union cup. " The cup tie be | tween the Albion Rovers and ' the Eagles will be played at Freeman's Park, Golden Gate, the ball being kicked off at 2:30 p. m., and C. W. Irish being the. referee. ' The.' teams will line up in the following order: - Albion Rovers. Positions. : Eagles.' McPherson .'.Goalkeeper F. .T. Croli Shand RiKht Back. Bennett McCallum ....X^it Back .F. Schult* Andtrson... :..;.. .Right Halfback 1.8. Lee Kayne Center Halfback. .Lancaster Jones . ...Left Halfback. . . . .-. Walkup Hr?iiley ... ... . . ...Outside Right ..• . . W. Lee Me Arthur . . . . Inside Right.. (Capt.) Ainsworth . . ..Center Forward .'•: . '. J. - Oroll Whytc .'. . ...Inside Left. ... . . W. Schulte Duquesne Outside Left .:. Churchill The Independent team will journey down to Santa Cruz to play fa. ma,tch for the -California Association Football Union cup against - the Santa- • Cruz eleven in Vue ,de l'Eau Park. Henry Roberts will act as referee.; The Pick nicks will travel to Sacramento to morrow arid will play a match in the afternoon the Sacramento team in Oak Park. J. Cameron will probably be the referee. v • • '• ••■•/• ,'♦.-. On the Presidio athletic ground in t^iis city the Occidental eleven will play a match against the Vampires for the benefit of Alexander Mathieson, a well known Occidental player, who was so unfortunate as to crush his foot in an elevator accident. The ball will be kicked off at 2 p. m. The teams will line up in the following order: Vamjiirps — McFarlane. goalkeeper; Wacher, rl^ht back; Pelorsen. left back; Garner, Turner and Harwood (captain), halfback*: V. Holland anrl Roberteon, right wing; TVildtng center forward; Lees and Lenoutteur, left vring. Occidentals — Rushton; goalkeeper: Milne and Tierney. backs: Hayes Allen and Anderson, halfbacks; Hodfre and Taylor, right wing; T. S. Lydon center forward and captain; Shand and Gra&e. left wing. The Sacramento football players are becoming so enthusiastic about the association game that they have made arrangements to receive visits; from each of the city teams. The Independ ents, winners of the league champion ship, will visit the capital city on Sun day, the 19th inst., and the Eagles of Alameda on Sunday, the 26th inst. The match played last Sunday on the ground s at Ninth and Bryant streets in this city between the Pick wicks and the Oakland Hornets result ed !n a draw, each team scoring one goal. In a league match, where the score ie reckoned by points, each team would take one point, but in cup matches one team must defeat the other, the winning eleven passing on to the next round and the losing team dropping out of the contest. The match between the Hornets and Pick wicks will, therefore, have to be re played, and this will be done at Free man's Park, Golden Gate, on Sunday the 19th inst. Wants Her Son Arrested. Mrs. Maggie Adler, 8806 Twenty sixth street, obtained a warrant from Police Judge Mogan yesterday for the arrest of her son William on a charge of petty larceny. She said that he had stolen an overcoat, a suit of clothes, a watch chain, revolver and $5. He wanted to join the circus, and she said he would be found there. RARE SPECIMENS WILL BE FEATURE Forthcoming Exhibition in Mechanics' Pavilion to Be of Educational Value The study of birds and bird life is not a fad; it is of the greatest scien tific importance to the progress of the State, as has been frequently proven. To the busy man of affairs the enthu- SOME VARIETIES OF .BIRDS WHICH WILL. BE SEEN AT THE SHOW. iastic observance of bird habits ap pears trivial and beneath notice, yet it is of the greatest importance to agriculture. Only a few weeks ago there was a protest from a portion of the Santa Clara Valley over existing game laws, which prevent the killing of quail except during certain seasons. They pleaded for destruction of the little game birds, making the point that grape and grain crops were in danger of being ruined. The Game Commission sent a man to the field, several of the supposed pests were killed and the crops were found to contain only insects, seeds of per nicious weeds and a few grape pits. Further study showed the grape seeds were from fruit that had fallen from the vines. The plea was proved to be for the destruction of the agricul turist's best friends instead of his ene mies. In the forthcoming exhibition of the Forest, Fish and Game Association at the Mechanics' Pavilion in April, it ip hoped to bring the general pub lic on a more intimate footing with the feathered tribes that make Cali fornia a home. The educational pro cess will not be of the dull sort. The vast avaries are to contain as nearly as possible every manner of bird in the State. Short, terse lectures will be eiven at intervals in such language that a child may understand. To obtain these varied specimens the association has had two men in the field for some time. They are thoroughly equipped with leg irons, ropes and other apparatus necessary to the work, and are trying more particularly to acquire large speci mens* of water and shore birds, such as herons, ' seagulls and the like. There are several colonies of rare birds within a hundred miles of San Francisco who live in undergrowth as dense as the wildest portion of Central Africa. Ofttimes hours of labor with pruning knives make but a few yards of headway through this dense mass that has sheltered the bird family for half a century. Some of them are nesting at heights of over 100 feet, and the work of reaching the nests is perilous. In studying bird life it has been found necessary to make many photo graphs of the birds and nests. The task has been very difficult, but en thusiasts have accomplished won ders along this line, as the accompany ing pictures show. The reproductions are of several of the most interesting live bird nictures ever made, but it has not been a foolish quest, as com ing generations will learn to their great benefit. TENNIS GAINING IN PUBLIC FAVOR Crowded Condition of Both Public and Club Courts Attests Its Popularity WILL PLAY INDOOBS ■. ■ ' ■■ -♦- ■ .'. ■ The ideal tennis weather of the past two weeks has attracted an unusually large number of players to both the park and the California Club courts. The game is more popular than ever before, as the crowded condition of the courts shows. The most important events to come are the indoor tournaments. The semi finals and finals of both the singles and doubles will be held at the Mechanics' Pavilion under the auspices of the Forest, Fish and Game Association. The preliminary rounds are being played on the park and California Club courts. The doubles are under way at the latter place and the singles on the public courts. The only match played in doubles was that between the Hotchkiss broth ers and G. Lytton and Fred Adams. The former team won two sets out of three. Many matches will be played in the tournament to-morrow. None of the best teams will meet in the open ing round. Probably the best match will be be tween Drs. Hill and McChesney and A. Brabant and S. C. Gayness. The former should win easily. They should reach the finals with but little difficulty, as they drew in the easy half. Their hardest match will be with Foley and Dunlap. The semi-final match in the lower half will be an uninterest ing one and a poor exhibition. There is no team in the lower quarter that could possibly make a showing against Hill and McChesney. Two of the teams have not been made up as yet and the other two are hopelessly out classed. Most of the crack teams drew in the upper half. In the top quarter are Griffin and Whitney and Schmidt and Rolfe. These teams are evenly matched and an interesting match will result v/hen they come together. One of them is sure of a place in the semi-finals. The other semi-final place will prob ably fall to the Baker brothers. They will first have to beat Long and Gard ner and Long and Janes. They beat both of these teams recently and will ■ probably do so again, although Long and Janes are not without a chance. Only seven matches remain to be played in the preliminary round and four players have already reached the second round. Many defaults were recorded last Sunday. The following matches have yet to be played in the opening round: Kenyon vs. Rolfe; Mil ler vs. Allen; Adams vs. Lowell; Hatch vs. Whitney; Janes vs. Martin; Fran cis vs. Dunlap, and Palmer vs. Kuehn. •The four players who have reached the second round are Gabriel, Major Van Vliet, Drolla and Griffin. The second round will probably be finished to-morrow. The drawing of the singles is much more satisfactory than that of the doubles and in the former event both semi-final matches should prove inter esting. Percy Murdock is conceded one The other place in the lower half will probably go to Foley, Whit ney or Janes. In the upper half George Baker and Gardner will fight it out for one semi-final place. The other lies between Schmidt, Rolfe, Bra bant and Adams. Baker is almost sure to beat Gardner. The struggle be tween the other players named will be an interesting one and it would be dif ficult to say which will win out. The young ladies will meet in a GOLFING EXPERTS SHOW ENTHUSIASM Men Will Try for Amateur Championship and Women Hold First Tournament As the first handicap tournament to be held by the newly organized Cali fornia Women Golfers' Association is to be held on the course of the San Francisco Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, April 5, the competition for the Council's cup for women, the first round of which is set down on the schedule for that day, will begin on Tuesday, the 28th inst. This is the third and last tournament to be held during the present season for the trophy and will almost cer tainly be the last in which the cup now being contested for will figure. As three ladies. Mrs. R. Oilman Brown, Mrs. J. R. Clark and Mrs. W. G. Miller, have each two victories to their credit and a third will make the cup the win ner's property, it is hardly likely to survive to be fought for on another day. Two of the fair competitors have already announced their determination to capture the trophy, and the third is, no doubt, jußt as full of high resolve. So a pretty battle may bo expected. On April 26. 27, 23 and 29 the fifth an nual competition for the amateur championship of the Pacific Coast Golf Association will be held on the links of the San Rafael Golf Club. Some changes and improvements are being made in the course to make it better suited to a championship event. The men's amateur championship of the Pacific Coast Golf Association has been competed for four times, twice on the Presidio course, in 1901 and 1903, and twioe on the course of the Los Angeles Country Club. In 1901 E. R. j Folger was champion and John Law eon runner-up; in 1902 Walter Fair banks was champion and John Lawson runner-up; in 1903 C. E. Maud won. with H. C. Golcher as runner-up; in 1904 A. B. Swift of Santa Barbara be came champion, with Walter Fair banks as runner-up. A tie still remains to be played off between Mrs. R. G. Brown and Miss Edith Chesebrough to decide the own ership of the pretty two-handled silver cup offered by the directors of the San Francisco Golf and Country Club as a prize in an eightcen-hole handicap against "bogey." In the competition held last Tuesday Mrs. R. y G. Brown and Miss Chesebrough tied in eighteen holes, and on playing nine holes more to dccid 1 ? the tie, tied again. Siminoff Sue* Unions. M. Simonoff, proprietor of tailoring; sheps on Market street, brought suit yesterday agnlnst the San Francisco Labor Council and the Cloakmakers' Union, Local No. 8, for $500. Simin off charges that the council and the union conspired to ruin his business by maklng alleged unjust demands and placing pickets near his stores to dis suade patrons from entering. He al leges that the union sent representa tives to demand that his employes re ceive a Saturday half-holiday with a full day's pay and that if he refused they would declare a strike. They also demanded that none but union men should be employed in Siminoffs stores. handicap doubles tournament for the Olds Cups to-day. Only six teams will be in the competition, but they should furnish some good sport, as the handi capping has been done by Professor Daily. The uncompleted match between Ga briel and Baker will be disposed of on the park courts to-morrow. Baker has two sets to his credit and is al most sure to annex one of the next three. Gabriel is too inexperienced to overcome such a lead. We hope at least to be spared this To be compelled to hunt the cow and drive her home. CRICKETERS PLAN A LIVELY SEASON Probable That Five Clubs Will K ngage in Contest for 1905 Championship At the annual meeting; of the San Francisco County Cricket Club the following officers were elected for the coming twelve months: Walter S. McGavin. president; T. J. A. Tiede mann and E. G. Sloman. vice presi dents: H. C. Boulton, secretary-treas urer; Harold B. Richardson, captain: ■ M. Peterson, vice captain; Taliesin Evans, H. C. Ramsay and E. J. Strat ton. committee; T. J. A. Tiedemann. ground committee; Henry Roberts and Henry Dixon, delegates to th«j California Cricket Association. The club has received some new mem bers, who are expected to add to the strength of its team. At the annual meeting; of the Cali fornia Cricket Association the elec tion of Henry Ward, a vice president. to the office of president in the stead of the late Edward Brown, and the omission of th* name of Herbert V. Keeling; reduced the number of vice presidents by two. H. V. Keeling; was chosen a vice president in 1899 as a represen tative of the Lakeport Cricket Club of Lake County, but the club has not had any cricket team for the past two or three years and last year was not even a nominal member of the as sociation. T. YV. Beakbane was re tained as a vice president because of his constant efforts on behalf of crlc kPt in Lake County, though the Burns Valley Club did not play any game* last season from lack of opponents and will probably retire from the as sociation this year. The question how to secure punc tuality- in beginning; matches was dis cussed, several speakers wishing; to in crease the powers of the umpire of the visiting clubs so as to enable him to penalize an eleven that arrives late on the ground. One delegate sus; gested ■ tine nf $2 50 to be paid into the treasury of the association. After much talk it was decided that the rules of the association, if enforced, should prove sufficient. The secretary of the association, in response to a request from the Amer ican Cricketer of Philadelphia, was appointed "statistician" to report the standing of the clubs from time to time to that publication. The secre tary or each club was directed to furnish an account of each • cham pionship match, accurately, and writ ten out on a proper blank to be sup plied for the purpose, to the secretary of the association, to be forwarded to the American Cricketer. Henry Ward and Arthur Inkersley a committee appointed to draw up resolutions on the death of the late Edward Brown presented the follow ing, which were ordered to be spread on the minutes of the association and forwarded to the members of the family and to the press: 5 Resolutions on the death of Edward Brown. pr ent of th California Cricket Association: \\hereas. th» lat* P*"*"* Brown wan to* rw iJ ?*" V 1!.V 1 !. P r * B!dent ot the California Cricket Atsoclatlon and at all times worked In the Interests of harmony and to promote good fellowship among the members of th« various clubs, an Impartial mind and matured experience rui<iiriK a!! his acts. -TT\ Now therefore we ' r»pre«entln» th« crlcket ,**-'? c » !lforn! » resolr* that In the death of Edward Brown the association loms a most valued officer: and we respectfully tender to the members of hi* family our deep, sympathy with them In this Inexpressible sorrow HENRY WARD. ARTHUR INKBRSIOT. MAYOR PROPOSES TO SUE " BAEHR AND HIS BONDSMEN Will Appeal to Courts to Compel Aud itor to Reimburse City for Grand Jury Expense*. Mayor Sehmitz <i*< lared yesterday that he will cause suit to be brought against Auditor Baehr and hi» bonda men to compel the return of the moneys paid out on audited demands tor Grand Jury expenses in excess of the legal allowance. The Mayor sai<l that he is fully de termined to have the city reimbursed for what he considers were illegal payments and believes that the mat ter will be more effectively settled by the court than by the suspension of Baehr, which would not be ratified by the Board of Supervisors. The Mayor is also considering the advisability of bringing injunction proceedings to restrain Baehr from auditing any more demands for Grand Jury expenses pending a Judi cial determination of the points in volved. We don't see why a man comrert * a greater trophy for an •vaos^list than a *irl convert.