San Francisco Chronicle from San Francisco, California on June 17, 1893 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

San Francisco Chronicle from San Francisco, California · Page 8

San Francisco, California
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 17, 1893
Page 8
Start Free Trial

mggssgi jspr imNGisob jmmymmJEf BAamMU tfuim 17V is H Since the great intercollegiate field day between the University of California and Stanford in which the Berkeley boys won by the large score of 91 to 33 little interest has boen taken in track athletics bat it would be unfair to the coast champions to let the season eo by without giving at least a short account of the athletes who won the victory for the wearers of the bine and cold At the same time a brief resume of the history of athletics in Berkeley win show what progress has been made during the last two years wing to the careful attention to the laws of training As early as 1876 only eight years after the founding of the university when the largest classes barely numbered twenty tru4nts considerable interest began to LOS HOt - OMOMS be shown in track athletics and before the spring of 77 a decided movement in the development of this sjort had been made Two yemrs later the first regular field day was held and after that track athletics became one of the established features of college sport But there was still something lacking in the training which the athletes received for although the records made by the Berkeley men in these early years ef the development of athletics are remarkably good when it is considered what little knowledge they really possessed we cannot help thinking that better results would have been attained had these men received the care and attention that are now given to the candidates for athletic honors In the first place the men had no gymnasium that all - important factor in the training of an athlete and they were compelled to rely upon their own ingenuity for finding a means of getting into condi - ton Besides this but little interest was taken in sports and they had to battle with the predjudices of people who considered athletics more harmfui than beneficial and who placed all possible obstacles in the way of the proper development of the body And yet these people had same aase for their objections lor until that time training had been done in a majiner showing an ntter ignorance of health and adopted after the manner of old - time pugilists who considered that their strength and endurance was in - bas been put in better condition than it has been before but it is still in need of many improvements While it is not good enough to aid in record - breaking it Has been the scene of many exciting contests and the results of the practice races have been seen on championship day Fire years ago when the regents decided to make gymnasium work compulsory they sent East for Walter Magee and put him in charge of physical training of the boys He brought with him all the Eastern spirit and enthusiasm for track athletics and be soon inspired all his pupils with like ardor His systematic training in the gymnasium soon snowea its enects on tne trace atmetes and when he tookxharge of the championship team a year ago he put tfiem into SHen fine condition that success was an easy feat for his well - trained team At championship day they met and defeated the Olympics for the first time since the organization of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in St This field day was probably the most succesefol one ever held on the coast Not only did Walter Henry break the worlds record for the 133 yards hurdle race but five other Berkley athletes lowered the coast records in their respective lines The performance of Henry was one of the greatest sights ever witnessed at any field day It seemed as though the race was over before the athletes had scarcely started and when the extraordinary time of 15 seconds was announced what cheering and shouting greeted the victor yet withal Henry Dore his honors as modestly as though he had done nothing unusuaL It waa hoped by the Berkeley students mat during to is past season Henry would be able to get into condition so that he nine points is the pole vault When George Hoffman entered college the record pionsbip meeting in 82 he wrested the honors from Van Dyke and cleared W feet 4 inches which now stands as the coast recordL Another Berkeley man who has done fairly well in the pole vault is Brick Morse the all - around athlete of the university Daring the past two years Morse has sot made much of a success in any branch of athletics for the very reason - that be has tried too many If he would devote himsetf entirely to the 440 - yard dash and the - runnihg broad jump there is no doubt he would be very successful The record for the running broad jump is held by Morse but C H Woolsey won first place at the intercollegiate field day He also holds the coast record for the hop step and jump havine cleared 44 feet Space will not permit a description of all the men who won points for the university at the meeting with Stanford but there is one man who ranks as one of the most promising athletes at Berkeley and about whom little - has been said Fred Koch has had but one year of training but he has shown that he has frreat possibilities At the last field day he won first place in the running hish jump clearing 5 feet Sfi inches and from this event he went directly into the half - mile run without resting and came in second beating Brown of Stanford who had gone into the race confident of winning With the graduation of the class of 93 the University of California has lost many good men but there are still enough good athletes in college who with proper training will be able to wave the blue and gold on high proclaiming the Berkelev bovs champions of the coast on track and fiefd PfflllEfflll 111 the Crack Riders Will ete Officers of the Bay City - Wheelmen Bicjelists Coming Herein Hundreds From All Over the State THE OLYMPIC GAMES SOME CRACK ATHLETES WILL COMPETE Tne Entries and Handicaps for the Sports This Afternoon The midsummer field day of the Olympic Athletic Club takes place this afternoon at the club grounds south of Golden would have another chance at the worlds j Gate Park The first event will be called record but fate was against him and or - at 2 30 oclock sharp There are fifteen dained otherwise Henry yielded to the events on the programme and athletes urgent solicitations of trie football men and contrary to his own inclinations and the advice of the track athletes he consented to try for a position on the varsity eleven He injured his knee hile playing and the result was that he was unable to compete again on the track But as the football men say We could not have done without him His brilliant work in the Berkeley - Stanford football match showed that he was as successful a player as a hurdler He was complimented by both McClung and Camp the great coaches on his excellent work He has since graduated from Berkeley and is as yet undecided whether he will attend the law school or not If he does do so there may again be a chance of seeing him don the spikes and clear the hurdles for the glory of the Berkeley institution Of the men who competed in the intercollegiate field day last April probably the best known was Edwin Mays He is small and wiry and when in condition is certainly the fastest amateur sprinter on the coast He is very fast for all distances np to the quarter - mile but his best race is probably the 220 - yard dash At various times he has come very close to the coast record for this distance but he has never quite reached it When it considered however that the coast record was made on a straight track while he has always run his races on a curved one his time of 23s as compared with the record of jis is rerrartablv eat - ul 5f ava has run the j ICO in 10 1 - 53 the 120 - yard dash in 12 1 - 53 and the 440 - vard dashin 51 Us AltboughMays did not do as well in the field day against Stanford - as his friends had expected bis falling off was i due to rheumatism with which he had j been troubled for some time His place was ably filled however by Lon Solo - j mons a new star among the sprinters j Although Solomons had been ia several field days before he ran at championship he wis comparatively unknown and i it was not supposed that he had any chance for even a place But he proved to be a pleasant surprise to the Berkeley boys and when he took i third place fn the lW - yard dash and sec - raxsT Hcyr WALTFa tTETBT BEftKELEY CHAMPIONS creased according to the amount of raw beef that thev ate The lack of a gymnasium and a track on their own grounds seriouslv handicapped the lOniversity athletes but these disadvantages were partly overbalanced by the fact that most of the races in the early days were run on the Oakland trotting track which cave thesprinters a better chance to make records as thev had a straight track to run on while now nearly all the racs over 100 yards are run on a curved track which necessarily makes the time slower Through the generous gift of A K P Harmon a large gymnasium was added to the buildings on the campus The need of this building had long been felt and athletics had a decided boom during the vear following its completion The students now numbering over 200 formed an Athletic organization and raised funds for the construction of a track and athletic grounds From that time on this branch ef sport has known no setback but has cone on gaining steadily in popularity until now It is one of the most attractive ef the athletic games The cinder path is situated iri one of the prettiest parts oj the grounds surrounded by oak trees and in close proximity to Strawberry creek Itis oval in shape and a little less than a fifth of a mile During the past year it ond in the 220 the university students felt that they had found in him a valuable addition to their athletic team That same evening he showed that he had not cultivated his muscles at the expense of his mind for he was one of the speakers at the intercollegiate debate and upheld his side of the question in a very able manner Besides this Solomons has completed the course at the university in three vears and at the same time has found leisure to devote himself to athletics without lowering his standard of study Although the time made in the distance runs are not very good still the winners of these events have shown on former occasions that they are capable of much better performances The combination of a stroug wind and a heavy track did much to tire the men out before they had gone half the distance Plih thA irinno f iVa talf ttiiIa j what may be calied - a made runner When he Urst entered college nobody suspected that he would ever be the coast champion for the half mile but through systematic training he developed himself so that he has surpassed all his competitors His record for the mile run is 442 1 - 5 just two seconds behind the coast record The crack mile runner of the Berkelev men is Walter PowelL Before he entered college he had made a record for himself at this distance and he showed that be had such wonderful capabilities that it was thought that with a year of Mr Magee s instruction he would certainly run under the coast record He would tcertainly have done so in the Contest against Stanford but there was no one to press him and he won easily in 4min 51 2 - 5 sec Of Hunt there is little left to be said So much has been written about him on account of his wonderful playing in football that no personal description of him is necessary But it is not alone in football that he has distinguished himself form the oval he has done good workalso His record of 37 feet 2 inches stands as the University record in the shot put and his throw of 8 feet 8 inches entitles him to the intercollegiate record for throwing the 16 - pound hammer In field event the Berkeley boys have been remarkably successful and one of the events that usually brought them all from the Olympic Club Acme Athletic Club of Oakland Academic Amateur Athletic Association Stanford University Oakland High School San Francisco Turn Verern and Verein Eintracht and Berkeley University will compete for the medals There are fifteen sprinters entered for the 100 - yard dash C A Jellinek and R A Chick have been placed at the scratch while some of the Contestants have been icned fivevard start The following officers of the dav have been selected Keferee John Kiliott judges at the TjL9 its r finish P M Ward H Coffin and J M Hamilton inspectors D E Brown J F McOlynn and H M Collins field judges F Foster John Iurcell and W A Knowles timers J R McElroy P Mc - Intvre and G WJordan clerk of the scales F A Cbapins scorer De Witt Van Court assistant scorer John F Green starter R McArthur official announcer John F Larkin and marshals Professor George S Miehling and Professor Belar The following is the complete programme and the events are in the order in whch they will be called One - hundred - vard maden for a gold medal donated by J Livingston Elliott R E DoUn Percy More Fred Britten H L Cummings F A Marriott and Charles W Kreliag One - hundred - yard handicap ran First heat C A Jellintk scrateh P Wyttenback 3 yards A S tribe 5 yards Fred w Kock 5 yards Second heat Leonard Gill 1 yard C K Morse 2 yards J J Larkeyo yards H Tank 4 vards third beat R A Chick scratch Ed Catlow 3 yards K J Hancock 4 yards Fred Britten 5 vards Fourth heat A Hoffman 4 yards J Dono - f van 4 vards C R Morse a yards Uall - mlle run Bert H Coffin scratch f W Bancroft 10 jrards H C Casidy 15 yards H F Coffin 23 vards E Sanger 30 j - ards W E Lloyd and H Tank 45 yards J C Williamson d Leo Kosert 50 yards Two - hundred - end - twentv - yard dash Olympic juniors S S Fairweather scratch C C Westover3 yards R E Dolan C Knight and Bicycling is the sport which is now floating on the top wave of popularity The annual league meet is attracting an interest unprecedented in this tate and it is confidently expected that 2000 wheel men will participate in the festivities of the Fourth of July week The league meet this year i3 under the auspices of the Bay City Wheelmen an organization noted for its energy and activity All previous meets will sink into insignificance when compared to the one about to be held in San Francisco which by the way will be the first one ever held in this city The construction of a track at Central Park especially for the holding of the race meet in San Francisco was a stroke of enterprise which will not one of the eloquent speakers Sf the Cal fornia Division of the League of American Wheelmen Mr Moore is secretary of the San Trancisco Tool Company Dr Thomas L Hill orplain Tom Hill as bis clnbmates delight tor call him has been connected with theUay City Wheelmen since the formation and is one of the few charter members left in thfe dub - He has served in every capacity from bugler to president Dr Hill is a practiciag dentist F R Cook is another charter member who distinguished himself in the early career of the club by bis spendid work on the track He broke several records including the twenty - four - hoar road record Mr Cook has been several times captain of the club He is connected with the firm of A O Cook Son Charles Elliot is an old - time rider He became a member of the Bay City Wheelmen in 18S7 aid is now servinghis second term as director He is in the lumber business A J Storey began riding in 18X and was elected an officer of the Bay City Wheelmen the same vearaud was also appointed secretary in 1892 but had to resign owing to a press of business Mr storey is casa ier at Wells Fargo s C C Fennel is the treasurer of the Bay Titv - Whpelmeji and holds a ticht rein on the funds He is an excellent road rider and never misses a club run MrPennell is a commission merchant C N Langton the popular captain is ore of the hardest workers on the board He was secretary and treasurer of the California division Captain Langton makes his club runs so interesting that lie is always assured of a good attendance wm Hl w H B BTEEBT be whollv appreciated untl the conclusion o the bicycling carnival It is estimated that 200 spectators will see the three days races Thi may seem a big estimate to those who have attended previous meetings but the coming event will far overshadow anything heretofore attempted in the - bicycling line Everything is being conducted on the same scale as in vogue at the annual division meets The races will bring together the fastest men in the State and every coast record will undoubtedly be smashed into smithereens One hundred of the speediest riders in California are training for the handsome trophies offered by the Bay City wheelmen Every town of any size will send a representative For every one rider at any previous meeting there will be sir on July 1st 3d and 4th and many now unknown riders will cycle to the front The great race of the entire meeting should be the one mile for the Pacific coast championship If D L Barke Walter Foster and William Edwards meet the California public will have a chance to see the greatest bicycle race ever decided we3t of Chicago and if loafing tactics are not indulged in the mile should be made in 2 20 Dividing the itate into two divisions will rob the division championship of considerable interest The race committee erred in putting two such raceson the programme One would have been sufficient - One or two class races might have also been added to the programme to advantage The Bay City Club was organized nine years ago and has had a successful THE BLR HCNTER OF BEAR VALLEY i t V in IT - tnr - F A Marriott 4 vnrds One - Qile handicap run Bert H Coffin cratch H C Casidy 25 yards E gang and Leo Rogers 75 yards and V A de Prosse 80 vards Quarter - of - a - mile handicap run CR Morse Cratch C A Jellinek 3 yards Leonard Gill and A Lean 10 vards H F Coffin and Ed Cstlow 12 vards Itert H Coffin 13 yards and H C Casidy and J C Williamson 14 yards Running broad jump A Lean scratch C H Woolsey 2 inches C R Morse inches A Hoffman C McLeiland and E Dowdie 2 leet Fred Kock 2 feet 6 inches Fred Britten Ed flt c r xtxecse C C PEXXE1X as LANSTOS I L if C A - XELLIXIK Catlow Paul Otto and Leonard Gill 2 feet 9 Inches Pole vault - C McLeiland scrawa C E Morse 3 inches and Paul Otto 1 Joou Throwing slxteenrpound hamiaer M W Edgren scratch A Lean 15 feet and S J Hancock 25 feet FtftT - rard potato race C C Westover X 8 Falrweatber C M Yates U F Coffin and Ctwlw W Krellog career since its inception Its June 1891 the club established headquarters at 301 Van ess avenue where thty are now located The board of directors as at E resent constituted is as follows Dr T Hill C C Moore W H Toepke H B Sperry C A Elliot A J Storey F R Cook C C Penrteil C X Lanetou G P Wetmore and C K Melrose The arduous responsibilities connected with the league meet will rest on the shoulders of the above - mentioned gentlemen George Wetmore the popular president of the club has served in that position for the past three years and bids fair to be to the Bay City W heelmen what William Greer Harrison was to the Olympic Club He began riding a bicycle in lSffi and has always taken an active part in the various enterprises entered into by the club and the success of many were in a great measure due to his pluck and energy Mr Wetmore is connected with the firm of Percy Hamilton architects Horace Sperry the vice - president of the club has been a rider since 18S3 which was long before the now universal - safaty was thought of His first riding was done on the famous Melford turnpike near London England He ia very active in club affairs and is considered one of the best road riders in the club He was assigned the first heat in the recent relay race between the Acme and Bay City wheelmen He holds a responsible positionposition - with the Sperry Company W H Toepke the secretary of the club is only a recent acquisition of the Bay City Wheelmen having joined the club in 18S0 He has beenander for four years and has devoted considerable attention to racing in the past year Great things are expected from him at the coming race meet as he has ridden a fifth of a mile on the new track at a wonderfully fast rate of speed Mr Toepke is also an architectural designer Charles Melrose is the financial secretary and is also a member of the racing team and is regarded as one of the com - intr men on the racing path Mr Melrose joined the clnb in 1S Charles E Moore is an old - time member having joined the club m 1837 and has been a snininglight ever since He is VII fflEiEIIOlIj in Estimate of CiloMa Players r The Tennis Cbampionsliiii Tournament Latest Happenings in Local Circles Some of the Entries The outcome of the San Mateo invitation doubles tournament at San Mateo on Saturday last in favor of Stetson and DeLong - did not occasion much surprise in local tennis circles Their victories over Hubbard and To bin and Magee and Daily were certainly very creditable performances Considering the dose match that Hubbard and Tobin played against the Western States champions Carver and Kyersoa at Chicago last year the question Of how the Facinc coast champion team the Hardy Brothers of Oakland would come ont in a rmatch with the Chicago team has natur ally arisen among local tennis enthusiasts That the Hardy brothers would givethe Chicagoans a close rub there is not the slightest doubt as they are certainly the best team to - day on the Pacific coast and have demonstrated on two occasions that tbey are the superiors of Stetson and De Long at the double game In the match with Stetson and De Long on Saturday last Tobin and Hubbard playea exceedingly well but could not win a set from their clever opponents There is every reason to believe that one and possibly two of the best teams on the Pacific coast should they play at Chicago for the Western States championship would make a creditable showing unless they should drajv against some of the crack Eastern teams who ire acknowledged to be much superior to the Western States champions Stetson and De Long have heretofore shown too great an inclination to lob the balls which - against a good smashing team would be very poor policy Their practice of late has been confined to driving and at San Mateo they showed great improvement in this style of play and frequently scored on side - line drives or a quick drive down the center George de Long is without doubt one of the quickest players in a - four - handed match who has ever touched a racket with the possible exception of the Hardy brothers who sre phenomenally active on the Pacific coast His aggressiveness and quickness in taking advantage of opportunities make him a very dangerous opponent and it is rarely that he misses a point at the net providing that he can get within reach of a volley Though not a graceful player by any means his returns are very speedy and at the same time accurately placed Driscoll and Bates of whom great things were expected did not shew up as well as their friends thought they would being beaten by Magee and Daily after winning the first set and also by Tobin and Hubbard in the match for second prizes Their poor showing however was due to - a great extent to lack of practice Their defeat instead of discouraging tbem has had the effect of urging them to renewed efforts Hereafter they will practice assiduously in hopes of redeeming themselves at the next championship doubles tournament in September At the conclusion of the championship singles this year the usual doubles consolation tournament will take place and will surely prove an attractive feature of the occasion The Oakland and California Tennis clubs promise to enter a number of teams and the possibility a number of outside clubs being represented is very encouraging axiis event wiu eoaoie people to judge the relative merits of the different teams and will give good line on their chances at the championship doubles which will take place on September Uth and following days For the singles on Julv 1st 3d and ftb the California Tennis Club will probably enter about ten players The Oakland club will it is said enter at least that many and together with outside entries it is quite likely that the total entry list will foot up to twenty - five players For the consolation doubles at least five teams will play from the - California Club and as Oakland will send at least three teams after the prize there will surely be an attractive as well as scientific tournament outside of the singles The Oakland players will make a bard fight for championship honors - this year and in the opinion of many not alto - ether Oakland people but a great many an Franciscans the championship will go across the bay on July 4th It must be understood that a players ability as regards single playing cannot be judged accurately by his performances in doubles as there is a great deal of difference in the two games For instance take Mr Ma - gees plaving in the San Mateo tournament lie easily played much better than his partner Joe Dailv and made two points to his partners one whereas in a single tits playing would not come witnin fifteen of the game he plays in doubles The Oakland plavers particularly the Hardys have seldVm been seen on this side of the bay in singles in fact tbey have been seen but once in tne past year out side of their own club at the single game so that tneir single playing can be judged at best very poorly by San Franciscans Sheffield Sanborn the erratic left - handed player of Oakland who caused an explosion in the camps o S Keel and Tobin last year at San Eafael wilt not be able to cannot return from the East in time for the event He was a very dangerous opponent when in true playing form and had the most effective service that has yet been seen on this coast S Xeel win not be here for the contests either so that W Collins chances of reaching the finals are greatly increased thereby At the courts of the California Tennis Club during the week the Misses Jones of Santa Monica played a very clever game The absence of Miss Morgan the lady champion of the coast - was to be regretted as an impromptu match between her and the clever players from the south would certainly prove interesting Miss Marion Jones showed some remarkably brilliant strokes and played much in the same style as Miss Bee Hopper of Stj Helena while her sister Miss Alice plays J a remarkably steady game With a few why these young ladies should not wiu at least one of the southern California championships SffTJgCZXLAXZOirS i 01 course they ride Columbiasl COLUMBIA PNEUMATIC TIRE Guaranteed far One Tear Band Break or Rear Wheel EUipiieal Sprocket WheeUl You Save Money and Avoid Worry by Buying a Columbia 0SB0RN ALEXANDER 401 Markat Street S Fr I - BLER BICYCLES FIRST PREMIUM AWARDED CSUver Medall at Mechanics Pavilion In 1S8 kadtnlSSO XooiberSUveriled awarded lor Bicycle Toe KAJTBUvR Blcrcl rtt G AJCorr rated Tires is Uie popular machine on the ne Bay City Wfceelmeirs Bace Tract at Oatral Parte Kan Tranciaco becsos the corrosntiaiu it not allow slipping oa tbe steep banks at the tnru i and taey iso prevent ntuoa or urcfe waus mates Uie lire last THOS H B YARKEM RAMBIER OYOLESj G J Corrugated Tires lOiJ Market si San Francfceo the ddiipl K sb Eastern Factory Price Co b 8 T - Hig - J Grade Iow Price wliy pay over 150 lor a wneel wnea we offerasgiiodbrrietterror a fair prlcer Send fat oar catalogue See oar wheels COVST with 93 Paalep deiacoabl poett - mtte tlr v H5 CXUXTVS5swUhDunOTpneamtlctSre 110 i 1JA3 wiu jl c ancTiiiiiiv uv STELLIlLailOXD iUcev 31 poos lOVKUi BOAPSTER38Cat LO VEIX B0ADSTB 82 mod tire - SHfidLJ leomadctire 12JJ I pneumatic SMITHS CASH STORf 418418 Front Street gan Pranelsco Cat Agent for P Lovefl Arias Company of B ion4is VIII VICTOR BICYCLES best Is ant Inducement sufficient to oSMtl tbe risk yon take when trusting ronr preclocsi necVlegs and arms to erpertmefttAl raarhlneaj cyclist ffcaranteed beyond nestton thousands luaaiiruse victoncuuioi tneoett etas moner can buy and the best brains can pat together i Expensive Cbeap Bicycles X Are fiooiilns the market Keep rent weather eye wide open tool cycler and when - allurltf off an axe made yon io - tTade machines or wwa m e - new roues are osvreoyotiipon terra OTER3tA3 - WHEEL COMPACT Bicycle BcUdera 309 tajtln st - CorJifcAUUK San rraacitco - Angeles - Oaklani JS KING QF SCORCHERS BICYCLES HISCEtX AXEOVS CLEVELAND stracted on strictly scientific crinclnle Greater resiliency greater speed ivvra2j5 - je UVsgjKaf Racer E - - c - SM ttrwnLXjcifc - xlgni itoaoater j - mi Roadster - imnlcr - TU Dcarhhl Tr IT OH Vi - er j j - Waiit K Ol 8emMlaceT Weight 27 pons latest and or EQposcra - wit iTmadl Welci 33 foaattl K as iiUt fioadster - Asents wanted sn every cOontyiBehtlngwaeeiJ at lae - mteetexjy tu gixnyaa street Ja OH AS JQ TAYLOR 410 Btittar Street le weirtt SI poinds wsd yc i penaos ijTuo wilful ni penani l - tt - r - t - - ealoweht J0posnaI tcktt - VirTi n Worlds Fair CtiEOTticiB m wrappers ready for Bailing i cents - opy IteM Roadster RofiditJT - Ladle All On - - jcaie weljot M pounds 3fSnd for Catalogue DATIS BKOTHEKg 718 Market Btieet iTSiiCAiilCTrjrxib BW tetEtodctooaad Powel Apply toEUW - j I Office Alcatar1 la 3R - - S OWUM 1 yiorpb1 no ITaUt Carfd rW OFZITU I lr J SteaJteaa ctaas J ggssn0Bieasf9

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 21,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free