The San Francisco Call from San Francisco, California on September 16, 1894 · Page 18
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18 SPORT Of the various kind" or sport cycling Mill holds the lend in popularity, and judging from the many runs and racing meets that bare been arranged by tlie clubs, time will be no end of enjoyment for the riders this coming winter. The Acme Club wheelmen will Lave a road race to-day. Intercolleclatp football will b" the n-xt ahletic feature winch will command Ihe attention of people who Jake an Interest in this game. Already tbe Stanford University players save commenced practice with a view of beinc "on time" wliru a call Is made for recruits. Combing will soon be in full Mast. After the first pood ratßarorm the longlalied aoimals will be jilaced lv charts or traloers. who will coodition them for the Meieed race meethiß. The anglers have bad their inning ami as there remain only -ix weeks more of the season for the capture of the wary trout, the disciples of the rod will make tlie best of the time remaining. Tlie gun will now come Into seivice, a« the game seasun proper will open on the Ist of October. THE WHEEL. Latest News in Cycling— Acme Club's New AT i 1 c Road Race. The races at .San Jose last Sunday proved fully as Interesting as was anticipated. There was a btp crowd of spectators, that tilled ! lie piand "lauds and overflowed ODto the track, which was the cause of one bad accident. Tin* management otherwise was perfect, the offlare BICYCLING COSTJMKS. clals were well up in their duties, and alto- Eeiuer it was a race meet worthy of Ihe sport. The festivities preceding tlie race meet the day before were the means of several good men falling by Hip wayMde. Captain Kitchen of the Acme Club had mteiided ilding in the handicap events in cL^s A, as also did Day aud (ioddard of the Bay City W heelnun, and several other good class A men. I'Ut they found the lii^at too much for them aud went back on their naming. As it was bOW< ver, ihe class A races wpie accoiaea «s much attention fully as the B < vente, although the llders m ;n« latter class weieweii applauded on Uietr first appeaiance on tht tiaok, owing more to their being better known than to being more favorably considered as racers Charles Wells was the surprise of the day. He had arrived from the East the day befoie the races, and had had no training for (wo weeks. He was obliged to work somewhat to win bis heat th the half-mile handicap, class B, but still be was very end -tit >y the superior of Ills com iei i tors in spite of Ills lack <>! training. He did not ride iv the final, tiut said he fit confideut he could have wnu it. As it was, however. Rlarter Weiinore stalled the race without him, as Wells was somewhat slow In coming nut of hi- tent when the event \va- called, and th- « arier would not keep the others waiting, In which he was justified. P.ob Ten ill dia not do as well as it was thought lie would. He won his heat In the oneii tie uaudlcap, class li, but was very evidently not Iv good condition. ills brother ll airy sulfeied a severe fail the day previous, aud did uoi ride. W alter Hosier had also fallen on the ttacK while training, and was stilt and eon«ldeiabiy tnimed when she races were called, but lie went in and rode hi* be.st. It v. ,is a representative meet of wheelmen. Then were sixty-seven entries, and tliey comprised nders from all portions of t lie State. There was a treat deal of enthusiasm manifested by the membeis of «he different clubs, sealed in bodies iv i lie gi and stand, as their particular favorite won, and as the honor* were about equally divided, every one came away satisfied. Tbe riders have not triven up training, however, bui will now keep in condition for sevrial wee k.< to conic. Vr-teiday were the races of Ibe Oakland Y.M. C. A. Cycling Club, hem on ihe track of the Rrlianee Athletic Club at Alameda, au account ot which will be found in another co. until ot to-day* Cam,. Xiiere were sixty- tbree entrants, and the events were principally class A, which weie well contested. It is evident that the clubs are uet'iup cycle mcci promoting down toaseienc , lor the management of yesterday's and last Monday's races wa- a!! lliat could be d «lied. The next meet win be held two weeks from to-morrow— Monday. October 1. Hint being the SI te Labor day ami a legal holiday. 1 bis will be ihe initial meet of the Olympic Club wheelmen, arm will be i.eld on the Reliance Club's Aiameda oval, aiul liom the enthusiasm manifested by the members or the Winged "O" over their lir-t attempt it should piove fully a-t interesting as llm-e K'veu by ihe ol<ier elube. The race-uiret committee was appointed last week, and is as follows: P. \Y. Fuller, H «< Beovern, F. <;. Montealegn . I{. li. Ituss, J. Me(ilynu, J. Mullen, o. B. Burns, H. C. Uaiio, (;. ii. Siiation and A. C. ihornion. Mr. luiler was elected ebali man of the committee and Mr. Scovern -ecietaiy. It was decided to schedule the following cv. uts to be contested on mat day: One mile novice; half a mile scratch, cla«s B; one mile Handicap, Class A; one mile handicap, class B; half a mile scratch, class A; two mile handicap, class B. This is au even division of the two classes, aud as the club will hanir up au exceptionally valuable list of prizes me entries win no doubt l>e nsauy. It is also pioposed to cieate a special one-mile class A and a one-mie class B scratch race on the day the events are run, the prizes to be nwaided only if the coast recuiu for the distance is lowered m either cUss. All trial heats of me laces will he inn the morning of the day the races are io be iun, and m ■ finals in the afimuoon. 1 his is the method pursued In tbe East, and aliliouuh It has never been tried here before it will be found the oiost desirable way of conducting a meet, as ilie spectators tire of tiie sport wlieu ib<-y obliged to sit and watch some twenty odd trial (teats run, as was the case at San Jose on Admission day. Toe O. C. W. also promise Home other innovations in the way of running meets which will open the eye* of evclists to *onie new Ideas In cycle racing, so they say. so that their meet is awaited with considerable anticipation, and Is i lie principal topic of conversation In wh ehnc circles a 1 present. The Bay Cltv Wheelmen are thinking of hold- Ing another (electric-light tournament on their track at Central lark, some time in October. Their last venture of this kind wan not very successful, bur It was poorly managed, which may account for its failure. The (ia'den Ci y Cyclers recently held a race meet under electric light and h was very successful, god the Bay Cl'-ys. who pioneered the idea a year aeo, »iv now anxious to lake it up again, as they firmly believe It can be made a success. The Reliance Athletic Club of Oakland also had the ■•ii" under discussion, but while they have excellent facilities for giving races on tuelr Alameda track, they usually depend upon San Francisco for their audi-nces, and the trip acioss the bay at night might deter the majority from attending, unless they oil red a particularly luteiesting programme. '10-daythe Acme Athletic Ciub of Oakland holds a ten-mile club load iace over the straigbS away coarse from t-nmvain to Baywards. The club has some of the best track and loadriders in '.lie Siatr, an-J in the latter branch of the sport they are particularly at home, «o tbat it would pot be such a great surprise if they made particularly good time. Captain John Kitoheu Jr. is now in charge of Ihe Acme Wheelmen, and has provd himself the rigbl man m the light place. He is very poiular with the riders, ;;ud will no doubt serve out hi.t leim with credit to himself and bis ciui). The Keliance Club made a particularly credit! able showing iv the annual parade of ihe Call' fornia Assoel iteil Cycling Clubs, held In San , Jose on Admission a*v, and was well entitled to leceive t lie piize offered 10 the club present; ing the best appeaiance. The Olympic Club tn.ide a strong bid for this piize and had seventy men Iv Hue to the Reliance's thirty-two, bui they were "not in I " with the Oakland organization. Oakland carried off botn the tropules that day, as the Acme wheelmen c<>t the pi ize for having the g-eatest uiimi) r of men in line— eiglnv-spveu. Tue Hay City wueelmen made no • ftort to secure either trophy. Mr. E. W. S. Van Slvkc, the well-Miown ilfle s'.-ot and wheelman, is now iv he East on a business trip. He promises to bring us some of tho latest ideas In cycling and meet promoting on his r-turu. While theie he will attend ! some of the prominent events on the circuit. a k ntlt-uiiin who attracted con-iderabl ■ attention at the Admission day meet, aad who was very much In evidence wherever he moved, was 1\ Howaid Tuttle. who Is Here f loin the East. For years Mr. Tutile has been piominent among the racing men of the E :st, r>uc Itave it nil .his sininjj ai>d is now on me road. J.avt year he was the i idlug mate of ihe phenomenal John S. Johnson, lie is hardly the Ide.tl racmii man, st .riding as be does about 6 feet 3 inches, and eviueniiy welshing iv proportion—about 2.">0 pounds. He Is a handsome fellow, an ali-iouud athlete and makes fi lends whoever he turns. At the San Jose races he was Invaluable in deciding some knotiy problems for iteferee Elwell, and his famiilailiy with nil racing rules Bbows that he knew ihe business weil wh- n he was in it. He will remain here about a week ;•.« Hie miest of Wilbur F. Kuapp. and win men journey io Mexico. Wuti him is John .l.l'iial. associate editor of the "Wh-el," a New fork cycling paper. Theiiist antniHl San Dieuo boulevard race. eighteen and a tialf mile-, will be iun on September 'J7. stm tni<r tiom ihe Coronado Hotel on the ocean front, around the head of the bay loto San Dlejro. Tills race and an illuminated bicycle parade on the night of the 2<Sm are tb wheelmen's part of ibe Cabrlilo celebration to be lieid at that lime. In a recent editorial the 151. World said: •"There aie a dozen men on the path to-d y who can show Mr. Ziegier the way across the tape on a lowland Hack." The L. A. \V. Bulleito, taking t bis up, -ays: "Name*, please, jhe :n. in who wrote the abov- uever saw Zlegler I ride, and If he had been in Denver he would not have been misled by the claim of ihe defeated ones thai Zi gler had an advantage by having been in Denver for two weeks before tue meet, i.ncal lidera wenid imu tod him thai i lie ua- ! lives ot Dt-uvei were ju«t ai iiiul'li artectea by ; ihe litieli d air as Itie strancer* were. Zleglei wooUMnn mile chai'ipiouship In 2:12 1-6. If Hie Hi. World will back a dozen meiiiobea tin- Calltorul hi we I bf nit we should seeaveiy pretiy iace, 1 tit Hie World would be uooipr." There are now 172 men in class B. Of this number California has fm iv- nine- or a llt lie less I ban a thud. Massachusetts, which has a membership iv the L> apue of Amencao Wheelmeu abou! five limes as great as California, has but luliteen da** B men. They are wary of It In the East, and 1 advise any class A men bete who are thinking of making a change to lake Uieii lime about it, as they cm never retrace their steps and may regiet the move by Ukliiim the next raetusj season comes around. 1 tie new boa id of diifctois of the Bay City Wheelmen went into office last night aud the event was celebrated iv a li'tiu! -lyle. The eleven nn n elected to the dnectoiate for the eusulug year are: F. U. Kerrigan, \V D Sheldou, W. H. Hallett, A. J. Meune, F. U. THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1894. Walters Jr.. H. Piumm.-r. C. X. Langton, H. F. Terrlll. (J. B. Weimore. W. H. Topeka and C. A. Elliot. These men are repiesentaiive wheelmen whose names have b en cmiuected wlih the upon for years past, aud with such good material the new board sbould make a w miterful iiupi -ovfinent In ttie couditioii or the club. To eel -brate the instailaiion of the new board, and also the r< turn of the club's racing representative at the national meet, Chailes S. wells, who was very successful while In Hie East, the club held an Informal reception at Its house, 441 (ioliien Gate avenue. Light refreshments weie served, aiu * mixed iiiiisichl and literary programme, with some cl ver local topical songs by Wilbur P. Kuanp and Victor A. II :i n cock, were the fe.i area of the evening. Mr. Wells was also formally presetred w tin a magotlie nt diamond watch fob. whicii token the club gave linn a< an evidence of th e«i<'em in whicii he ts held by the meinbeis. .Mr. Wells wasveiy much touched by the presentation, and i opon. led tittinmv in a short speech. The cv nine passed off very pleasantly, and the ftstivitiet were kept up until a late hour. The ticket to be offered at the next election of the North California Division of the League of Amencan Wheelmen, which was published la last Sunday's Cai.u ts freely receiving slgnatines wherever offered, aud will be elected without opposition. Charles K. Melrose is the best man possible for the position of chief consul and will most certainly do the office great credit. James A. W'atters, a well-known wheelman, l* touring on Ins wheel through Sacramento County. None of the prominent clubs have called run* for to-day. The. excitement attending yesterday* racine at Alameda and last night's "xnioker" by the Bay City Wheelmen baa Incapacitated the riders from any tup- Into the countiy, so m<>«t of them will take a 'pin over to Oakland, thence to Haywards to see the finish of the Acme Club's ten-mile race. Take '.» o'clock broad-gauge coat aud train to Fruitvale. M'aii.ium;. GL'.N AND DOG. Killing Young Mallards for Market. Grouse and Quail Shooting. The season for duck-«hootins: opened on the Ist of ibis month In every county of the State excepting Uumboidt, Kern, Orange, Sacra, mento, san Kranctaeo, Tulare and Ventura. After the Ist of October duc>s can be exhibited In this city by sportsmen who take much pleasure Iv showing ihen bag after a day'stiigger-i'Ulling in the maishes. Although the broadbills cannot be lawfully sold In this city befoie October 1 the Fi«h Commissioners state that sportsmen who shoot for i l^a-uie will not be molested should they be detected in this city with ducks snot in auy ol the counties where the season opened ou the Is: mst. Any person, however, found selling wild ducks in this city dining ibis month will cenainly he hauled over the coals aud punished to the full extent of the law. Reports from the Sonoma mar«hes and especlaiiv in the vicinity of Sears Toiiit are to the effect that young niallaids are very plentnul this year, and tnat the market-hunters are shipping large numbers of the birds to l'-ialuma, Santa Kosa and other towas on ihe Hue of the San Francisco and North TaclCc Coast Kailroad. Sportsmen who can afford the time and expense attached to a tiip over the Southern Pacific road as far as Boca may count upon having grand mountain quail and grouse shooting. Boca is situated almost on tue bank** of me 1 ruekfce lliver. Within a mile of the town excellent shooting can be had, and any person who has had any experience in wlug-shooting should if un n after a morning's tramp with bird* Mittirient to satisfy any man who can feel proud over a good bag. A good dog is of com indispensable, as the mountain quail lies very close and will not flush umll almost walked on. The grouse, which Is generally found during tins month in the company of the mountain whistler, is also a haid bird to Hush, and a sportsman will pass within a few yards of a flock and not sen a feather. When Hustled t li« thunder of tie grouse, as It shoots like a bullet through the air when well under wind. will uuneive any man who ha« not bad any experience lv shooting them, and although Hie bird appears almost as large ■■ an eagle to a "valley quail stopper' an aggravating miss is almost invariably the rule— .hat lit on he fust pull of the titter. Next month thegiotise will be found on the lushest point of the Sierra Nevada Mountain* Already the birds, after having raised their young in the low l.iud*. aie leualring to the high altitudes, where they will remain (luring the winter »■ ason. On the other hand, the mountain quail air workine their way down to the lower hills, where they will escape General Snow on his arrival from the north. In October gr.ud mountain quail shooting can be had Iv the vicinity of Blue Canyon. I A grand prize blue rock tournament will be given by the Emplie Club at its ground. Alaineaa Point, to day. The contests will be open to all sportsmen who tale a pleasure In smashing the clays. Theie are lour events on the piogiamme, and the prizes are the best offe;ed li.v any at the clubs that gave tournaments this season. T.ike the narrow-gauge road connecting with the Oakland ferry for the shooting cm m p. The clo*e season on deer was changed by the Bond of Supervisors of El Dorado County on August 8, as follows: "Section 1. Every mau In Hie county of El Dorado, State of California, who, between the 15lli day of November of one year and the Ist day of October of the succeeding year, hums, pursues, takes, kills or destioysany male deer Is guilty of a misdemeanor." Kail shooting on the Belmont marshes Is in full blast, and It is «aid that on last Sunday as many as 200 bird* were shot. At tin* rate ot slauuMrr rail will soou become scarce in San Maico County. A coneipoudent elves th* following information concerning the proper loads fur 10 ami 12 bore siiolcuus which, now thai i lie shooting season Is at hand, may prove Interesting and liiMiuctivt) to many follower* of the gun. lie says: "I have a couple of 12-boie breechloadini; shotguns of about 8 pounds weight and alter numerous trials at the target came to the conclusion that 3 dram* by mediae of either Scliultz or black powder and 1 ounce of shot Is by far the l»-st for oidiumy shoollni:, and for hard sbooilni:. such as duck*. I consider I hat 3 1 2 drams of powder and l»/8 ounces of shot a;e the better IO4<:-» for 12 bore." Then lie goes on to describe now lie loads so as to give good results and says: "Hist .» card, one felt and another card over the powder and a light card over Hie snot, and if me shells are not Oiled up. so as to crimp properly, add another black or yink-edged Trad over the powder before the felt, and when loading with nltro powder the pink-edge wad should always be used. "I cannot find much difference If any when a card and two piiik-edt; - wads are used over the powder Instead or the teit. 1 use Nos. 5. 6 »nd 8 shot and find that No. C (200 pellet* to the ounce) cives the best and most regular pattern. T. H. W;il«h, probably belter known to sportsmen as "Stonehage." and Ureeucr both auvise 3 drams of black powder or 42 grains of nitre* powder and 1> „ ounces of shot for ordinary shooting, and 3Vi drains and lVa ounces tor haid shooting. Others advice liy-- and 3*4 drams of powder and 1 ounce of shot, but as far as 1 have experienced this latter load causes the shot to <-calter and there is no certainty ol a regular pattern aud in many cast- a duck" would escape. With good powder 3Va drams and 1V» ounces of shot wilt drop any duck up to CO yards, and 1 can silely say that over that distance duck-shooiiug is all chance work. "As to 10-bore cans there seems to be much j difference in opinion as to (tie proper load. Uieeiur advl«es 4to 4 1 4 drams of best powder ana I - ounces shot, 01 If the snot is smaller than No. 6, 11,4 ounces; and for liara shooting ! 4J/2 drams and lVi to 1 3 /s ounces shot, aud | wad* and shells about the sain- 1 as above it-♦■cubed for a 12-bore. ISocardm In his book says 4 ! . 2 to 5 drains powder and only 1 ounce shot foi duck-shooting, and uses 5 drams with two pink-edge wads and 1% ounces shot for trap-otlOOtiog; and if I lemember lightly Kleluiii. used this same Io.«o, aud both there men | were considered the tn-si duck-shooters In t lie ! world. All the parties auree, however, that cartridge;, do matter what bore is Used, should be well crimped. I have tried about all the j above loads, and when 1 a item is taken into accoudi, as welt as the penetration, 1 find that 4\-j drams powder aud I 1 * or even is/s ounces shot suits my gun best, which is a 10-pouud 32---inch Knclisii make. 1 have tried the 4 \"-> drams 1 and 1 ounce shot, but the pattern seems to be : very open and patctiy. "Greener in ins works claims that with this load the quautlty of powder Is altogether out I of proportion to thai of the shot, and thai there Is an idea piev.ileui that by diminish- i Ids the charge of powder below the standard i charge and keeping the standard ch.nge of shot, the closeness of the pattern will be increased. Ho says this Is erroneous, so far as It applies to choKe-boie Runs and the use of | bUck Kunpowders, and in any case it is productive of Irregular sliootlug aud patchy i.a Items and overloading the nun wiili powder and shot or with powder only causes the same thing." Talking of dogs, the following very t»oor» •tort I is from me pen of Nellie I'.ly, and tec- titly ap-1 eared in the >ew York World. „ Men who .ire not strictly tPinieiauce should, by all ii.tjus, ie.<d about Muldoou'a leformed maMitt auu thin shed «i tear of hope that some day men ; will emulate tie dos In some iespects. .Now, then, lor Nellie's s.oi.v : "You and I know that you can't teach people ! the folly of tueir ways," Mr. Muldoon was say- j ing. "Why, dumb biuiea have more sense 1 about taklug care ot tt:eni»elves than men. 1 Take a hois , for instance. If be eats anything j that maKes him sick you can't compel him ever to toueta it atain. Bui a man will smoke or : drink hlmsflf ill. and just as soon as lie's well ! he'll do 11 right over. You cau't make a brute do that. "Tliere was that bie mastiff of mine. You lemeuiDer bim? When he wa." a pup I was buoying i in: from C'aiifoinla, and I stopped over in St. Louis. I was staying at the Southein. and tbev had iheie a iiuie loom in tbe b;;ck of the df-k wheie m- ;i cnuld «{o and su down and v ink. "I was walking print there when «ome one called to me, aud 1 ut-nt in and found John McCulloupli, the .-ictor. a weli-ku^vMi uew«-rai er man, and a iiie.m leal man Jobn Norton. They were all haviog a pla-- ot wine, aud when 1 went in, in answer to their call, lite inastirf followed me. 11h sal down on the floor and looked at them. He 1 oked very good -n ..tuu-d and funny. "John MeCnllongti took a fancy to bim and oft red him a dunk. Tbe dog dr.'nk a glass of wineand ■*»■»• niea to like It so <lone oruered a special bottle and bieakinj; up some ciackeis poured I tie «me over them. "The maslitl ale eveiy panicle of it and for ibe rest or the night he was a rightfully drunken dog. lie weal >taggertng and falling over everything. The next moruiui: be wax fust .it fnehi fully sick. Weil, do you tiiink lie ever foreot tii.it excellence or was a fool like a mauaud wanted to repeat It? .No; to she day of his deal li when i c heard the cork drawn f oin a bottle he would net up and, potting bis tail between his leg", would cet out of the room as fast as lie could, and if any one clfered linn a pla*s of wine li 111.1 him so Bad that be would try to bite. Bui then men aren't like brutes," he concluded musingly. "I know that, and I do love brutes." I -<.iia. At a meeting held lasl week la New York, says Forest and Stream, it was definitely de- mined ihat (he projected sportsman's i"xposltion should be held in Aladlsou-aquare Gardens in May, 1805. At tills s-ason of the year spoilsmen should not forget that wbere the dioiicht prevail* there is real and serious danger of Held and woods fire, and that a smoldering 1:1111 wad, cigar mump or pipe ashes, or camp liiv carelessly abandoned or unprntec ed, may kindle [ tie destruction. Indeed there are districts where not a pun should be tired, where the danger of tire Is so imminent that hunting would be almost cilmlual. THE ANGLER. A Season That Has Been Productive of Good Results. The angling season of '04 is rapidly drawing to a close. On the Ist of November the loveis of the rod must reluctantly lake a lan glance ■long Ha rings aim wish the little whip which has afforded so much genuine pleasme during the dry season a good winter's rest. Cotnpaied w.iii Hie gun Hie rud is uiueh less THE WRONG POSITION, AS DEPICTED IN AN ENGLISH JOURNAL expensive, and it is a mooted question whicii affords the better sport. The man who ancles and shoots is frequently puzzled to answer the question which sport he loves best, viz.: angling or shooting; but as the years pass along. and the sportsman ana angler feels the hand of time tightening on his marrow-bones, he gradually yet reluctantly forsakes the fowlingniece and clings more tenaciously than ever to the bamboo stick, Hie "swish" of which during his declining mi miners will, with the iiccompaiiiiiient of the Mlvi-ied reel, serenade him during the many happy hours lhar lie can spare to wander in Hilent pleasure along the banks of a favorite stream. Anglers cannot very well deny the fact that the season, now on Its last legs, has been productive of grand sport. Lake nshiuß has unquestionably been excellent, and if the future, seasons only cotnpar- with the present the thorough disciples of fly-casting can congratulate themselves uoon being so near the waters which afford Midi grand and inexpensive sport during four months of the year. The streams within close reach of local angiers give very good results during the lirst few months of the open season, but beuiu so easy or access they are fished out. so to speak, before the "youngsters" have had time to cut their wisdom teeth. It has been suggested that the State Sportsnion s Association use Its best endeavor at the next meeting of the Legislature to have, the angling sa-on for trout closed until -May 1. It the question or stopping the capture of trout until May l of each year was put to a general vote, there are. Indeed, few anglers who would oppose it. Thousands or little tlnget lines are taken from streams iv April, which trout if allowed Ui'lr liberty for another month would be large enough to make nice pan fish. This qiiestlou is certainly worthy of the consideration of all true uugii r*. in July the fraternity whose heart leaps at thesouud of dashing waters and whose eyes sparkle at the sight of a beautiful mountain stream— such as the Truckee and the headwaters of the far-famed Sacramento rivers— become anxious for an outing and perhaps a Rood w-ttinc, but wnat of that? An angler who has Inherited a love for fly flshloe cares no more for 1 pood duckinu tnau does a boy who plays truant from school. Everything: (roes iv ihe way of ducklnes with au angler when fisii are on th« n«e, and rather atr.,n K e to staie the disciples of "ilie gentle aud quiet art," seem to enjoy .1 river bath onco hi a wuile— that i% of cou;sp, provided "awnopper" is uot hooked aud lost just because the wader took water. Yes, in July. Aueust and September the men who enjoy really good sport wim th.> rod, repair for the big pools of the big mouutaius where the rainbow and nativs tiout are to be found in first-class couduiou for a cnamplou•Dlp flght after three months' tralniug. To hook a thrce-nound trout that shows the red maiks of the whip along its side, means trouble for any man who has not had considerable ixprlence in anglim: and more particularly if the fish is hooked In a rapid curreut with fen ibundance of wafer around him to make .1 fair hjjiit with no favors attached. Lovers of die pastime can lest assuied upon enjoying ;i "neive quivfli" by taking a trip to the i I ruckee iiiver a the present time and doing Datil-' witti some of the paieut tlshes «f that prince of angling waters. 'Jhe month up 10 tlit- present Ins been productive of rather poor results on the Truckee. lhe trou , for some unaccountable reason, positively refined 10 b- fooled by any of John JJenn 9 pel tlies, although some" of the moil tabulating leaihcrs and lin-els were offered tiieiu by thorough masters of fly-casiicg. Some Urne trout weie taken that compensated the fonunate angleis for rather light baskets at ihe end of a aay's whipping. lhere Is no doubt, however, that the leal reason tor the few weeks of mediocr*- flv-fiihnm was owiugto the at.sence of the natu.al fli-s Irmn die 1 iver, although artificial "wiuKsters* 1 were especially numerous but not acceptable to the kings of Siei 1 a's waters. A gentleman who returned la«t Thursday from Boca reports that winged iusects of in'r cadis variety have -honored" the nver wilh 1 heir pr^euce, aud that a resumption of the Rraud spoil is a ie»ult. Several splendid baskets of fish bave be 11 takeu this wee\ aud ihe sport giyes promise of even better results next week. This is auijl -i s' luck and no mistaking it. During the past iwoweeKs laige gatheiiugsof stream whipins visited Boca rxpecilns some excelleu, tisinuK. aud a majority of them returned lather disappointed with their catches The Tiucftee Kivei is llieially alive with grand tiout. lunuinn from eight inches in length to Hve ana six pounds iv weigh., but similar to all angiiut: Wiiters m< re aie times when trout will feed onlyon.what lsteimed bottom tood, and it was duiing this shoii seasou th.itaiu>hof atiL-lers to Boca lesulted. Among the gentlemen and lames who have whipped the Truckee recently aie the following Uevoiees to the sport • Dr. L. L. Doit, William K. Dorr, s. \V. I>,ickus, Colonel George istoue. Warren Ulney, Jolm H. Howard, li. ilewson, William Nvyes, IS. Noye- O. Muser, John «iebc, A. G. Uieland. Sam Williams (Hauk Monk of Boca). Dr. aud Mr«. TlarK Buiuham. C. B. Gould and wife. W. Mansfield aua wiie, G. A. ttanken and wife, Joseph E. Sham. Mr. and Mis. A. G. Freeman, VV. F. Bog Hit aud wife, E. VV. Carpenter, F. H. Ueed and wife, Mr. and Mis. Uofien, James Chesley, Dr. Slantou ami J. Gallagher. Mis. » an>held and Mr-. Eaakcn were the most successful 01 the geuue aitisis who donned angliiiß attire, and the captuie of a tluee aud a ii.nf pound Pyramid Lake trout by Mis. Mansfield was a, treat wiiicn <h« lady will not soon forget. Her uaudsnme husband assis ed iv the landni}; of the flou, which Mis. ifauken considered was tbe Irast dllticuU part ol Uie battle royal, and in that manner of thinking Mr. Shane aoqu esced. Mr. Mansfield has pledged til .t Iv iuture he will see that the atftea will laud theti own fi 5 h aud take all credits due. The San Francisco Rod and Gun Club held tts first monthly dinner and election of offlceis at John Burse's restaur nt on 1 uesday evenin« last. Twenty-one members sa. at a table arrauged for the occasion by the proprietor, who. by i he way, is one of San Francisco's most noble sportsmen. It would be supeilluoai to go into a detailed description of the Rood tlitns<i that wer ■ placed before the knlgtits of the rod and gun on this long to be remembered occasion. suffice it to say in.it the inner man was oiaue happy .it every course and reluctantly retired from this chase at midnight well prepared for a good night's test and pleasant dreams. During the happy hours many jolly shots and east* were exchanged, ami although some of them lauded home with excellent precisiou t tie tecipieuts smiled con» ustuiedly each time 111. y happened 10 be either sum or booked. .No came having been lasted, owins; to a closed season and a lioioucli ob>Hivation of the game law, the club member* eojuyed a mat;iiiticeni feast of Independence Lake trout, which were shipped Horn Boca to the club by that thorough and ever-popular friend of spoilsman aud angler, James McDonald. 1 tie disciples Lad scarcely finished their eulogy o( the slivered b>-auue* oi Nevada's icy waters when a mess of beautiful black lias-, caught by that veteran angler John Lemmer, hove in stplit, and it goes without saying that they were landed in Quick order. Mr. Learner c;inie In for a shower of >hots from lie mouthpiece of Professor Hrnnsdortf that compelled him to reueat iv bad order and return nun a formidable gun with which he renewed Hie attack and captured the club. The horns passed most pleasantly, and the following officers were elected, viz.: J. Boiler, president; O. Bransdoiff, vice-president; John Sam line, secretarytreasurer. Committee of at rancements- James Wait, John Learner, F. 11. Venker. John H. Sammle and M. J. Geary. The next dinner will be given ou the evenlug of October 2. A sketch appeared In a lecent number or an Eufcllab catalogue (hat is devoted solely to •QKituc specialties", which Is reproduced here. As will be ?>een by the illustiaiion. Hie angler, who Is about to land a fish, la holding his rod in a decidedly wrong postilion. The reel should always be M Hie inside or nearest the body of the autler when playing a lisli. In casiini; the proper rlace for the reel Is und-rneaih, as shown In the cut. An inteiestii'g article, which should be rend by ever lover of anglluu. on "London anglers and their doings." iiom Hie pen of a. K. Mattli appears io the la«t edition of Forest and Mi urn. The following extracts from It will give readeis an Idea how anglers enjoy tbemtelve* ou the other side ot the pond. "Each year sees a great Increase In [ tie number of anglers and clubs in London, and the sport ot li-litim was never more popular. It is estimated that their are nine 10.000 club angleis wltliiu the metropolis, and the clubs now number nvti 230. Then there are the uuaitached. or uon-clubmen, wao probably uumber 20,000 or 30.000. so that altogether the I sport of angling can lay claim 10 being in a very flourishing condition. The London club fishermen an* governed by two association* one being called Hip London Anglers' As»ociation and the other having for its if tie that of the Central Association of London Anders. 'l he form -r Is by far the most powerful of the two, ■ and i* known * piscatoilally as the "AHglt-rr rarliainent.". "Piulin Green is its piesliieut; Richard Gluuuey. who is sometimes teferred loan 'the father of the London anglers,' Is the secretary Lach society enrolled with this association Ist entitled to send two delegates to its monthly meetings. '1 lie association has a geneial com- I mittee, a renting and preservation committee, . etc., and at the delrgate meetings all matters relating to the angling world are dealt with, There is a great business air about the delegates, who sit on lone rows of chairs facing the chairman and 'Dick' Ghtiruey ana his assistant. As each delegate arrives he gives the name of. in* club to a gentleman termed th.-•tyler.' and he, at the end of the proceedings calls. the roll lor me purpose of seeing how many societies afflllaied to the association have been iire&ent. "The London anglers have a benevolent socieiy. and over £200 was paid out last year to members who had encouutered misfortune In their path. The society is carrying on an excelleui work, and many a fisherman lias bad reason to be crateful for the assistance rendered him In this direction. A subscription °f Is id ouly a year is charged, but this would be totally inadequate to meet ihe calls on the fund were it not for the aid of smoking concerts, collecting boxes, etc. Recently the Anglers' Henevoienr Society has secured six betis in a convalescent home at Dover, where sick members en to regain their health and strength. •'\ eiy often when anglers in straitened circumstances have b en sent away to tne seasid , the commiitee have not forgotten ihetr all but empty pluses and have made them 'pocket mony' ailowauce. During the last year the committee had to deal with some extn mely painful cases, and I am happy to say that tbose In distress have been treated in the spirit of the true brotherhood of angling. Wheie h> In was needed it was forthcoming, and as a result many a Waltonlan was set on his lees again in more waya than one. The Anglers' benevolent Society is indeed a grand institution, havlui: a noble object in view and long, 1 say, may ii prosper and flourish. "The ereat event of the year, however, is the club's annual dinner, when the fisherman hay« quite a reunion and si end the evening merrily amid toast and sonc. The Koyal toast, I should say, is always most loyally Honored, as the Prince of \\ aie« Is one of the pairoiis of ihe Thames Angling Preservation Society, and the Princess oi Wales and other members of the royal family ate followers of old Isaak themselves. At these gatherings the prizes won during the season yre generally presented and as the recipients iise to receive ibeni ttuy couie i iv fur much good-natured chaff." FOOTBALL. The University Kickers Commence Training for the Great Game. Hard work Is ou in earnest at Stanford University both in the various college departments and on the "jjildiron" and track. It was not anticipated by the footbill men that a very larce number of players would appear during tne fh*t week or so, and such anticipation would Lave beeu disappointed were it tn.ertalnea. Last year, after work had been going on for Dearly three weeks, tliere was ditnculty in getting a sufficient number of men lined Dp to form two good elevens, aud this was one ereal obstacle to a proper practice and exercise of the men. It would ..ppear that ihe energetic mm who Is to captain the Stanford team this year doesn't intend to allow any such Bind ranee to stand in the w;iy of victory over ihe liei keleyans, as ofleied such inte rfeience to that coveted result In die last iotereohegl tie game. Each evening Captain Downing has had out all available in n, aud for nearly two nours there has been practice, "kicking" and falling on the ball, after which a run from halt a milt* to a mile Is ordered, and then b;ick to meir rooms. A bath closes the afternoon's work. Last evenini; for the first lime two elevens lined up, and the fiist practice name took place. 1> couldn't be called .i game either, for the second eli-veu wasn't in It rveu enough to m:ik ■ the first el yen work. A change iv the general maite-up of ihe teams will doubtless be made soon sojthat iv le will be ies-> "oneslih iiness" to the name, of course h is ibeann to make the sides so nearly equal in stienutn and skill that the team comprising the first eleven will need to bilnu: Inro may every iota of skill ;uid power It possesses to win lv«- gtme. This system was highly benelieul to the '"Varsity" team last year, which was opposed by a second eleveu so vigorously in every game that up to the last few weeks before the big college test it was often a question us to which was the belter. Stanford Is not cast down over the loss of several of her veteran football men, of whom four will not .etui:i to try lor places In this year's team. She expects to get tote. lie; an aggregation stronger than any yet sen. forth, who will be able to do battie with any opponents and worthily maintain the reputation of the university. It Is, perhaps i"'t as well tint so many pUces ate open for competition. New men are more easily got out on the field to show what they can do wheii they feel that there is a possibility of being one of eleven to coot- with worthy adversaii for the honor of so famous an alma mater. Old players in Western institutions are tar more liable to hold their positions from year to year than is possible in the laiger institutions of the East, wnrre there is a constant influx of excellent material for the football team and I lie other teams which has bt-en lempeied and tried in the preparatory schools, iNew students who have pei naps' played a lutle, and who could possibly be coached into excellent form, aie deterred from trying for places by 'his idea that old men are sure of their positions. The truth of tills statement is apparent In tin* large number of new laces sen un the football ground and the large number who have signified their intenlion of turning out. Several of th.- players on last year's team have not yet donned the •'pneumatics," but II is hoped they will soon do so. Kennedy, Stanford* fullback last year, is East now, tut is expected at the university at an early d le. Abe Lewis Is not at work with the footballers yet. but may be out In a short time. Fraukeuheimer. the "halt" who worked so haid for success at the last game, lias isiveu out that he doea not Intend to play again. The football enthusiasts are endeavoring to persuade him to reconsider his expressed intentions. Guy Cochran, Tommy Code, Arthur Rurnett, Tain and Claude Downing and Uillie Harrelton are working faithfully. Jack Reynold* and Harry Reyuoicis, both "JO's, ar making fine showing-'. Among others who are expected io make good trie* tor first team are: "Doc" Hal', l'dimei, ".is. of sau Francisco, who is well known in Olympic men as a gimd athlete; Charlie Ficker , ':>7, aud Chester Thomas of Ihe same class; both the latter are big men. Jack Rice. "J7; Dole, "J8; Williams. ",»7 ; Fr.izier, '98, and many others are aspirants for 'Varsity t- in nonora, of which tht-ie aie unly eleven to be divided, hence many disappointments in store. Manager Hicks of the football team has secured the Hal^ht-street grounas for the bi« K»me ou Tbankstiivltiir day, and he expects the largest crowd at tne game ever present at a sjMutiuc event in California. Th» Berkeley-Stanford "Freshmen" game will be played Decembers, and Mr. illcks anuoutices that he has made all preparations tor ii. A "rush" occurred last Saturday be ween the "Sopliomnres" and 1 lie '•Fiesiunen," in which the toimt-r weie worsted after a twohour scrimmas . All visible "Sophs" were tied securely by their opponents, and part were given a free ride In a bus ior a couple of mile*, wh-n they were unloaded and ief to cet homu as best ihey eoaM. "Freshles"' have been jubilant Pver sini'e. At the piesent time :>4l names have be n enrolled by th- registrar, of whom 350 are "l-'iesiimeu." As Hie whole registration will not be ooiii|>|i ted for some days yet, tlie total letUtratlun l«exp cted by the universiiy ofllctals to reach sonißthinj: over 1100. & B. Osboknk. COURSING. The Australian Waterloo Cup and the Coming Merced Meeting. The Australian Waterloo cup, which until lately attracted as much attention as Its namesake in England amoug the leashmt- n of the antipodes, came off in the inclosed grounds of the Victorian Coursing Club, near Melbourne, In July last. The hard times which came on the colonies some two or three years ago, and still continue, have evidently affected mostly all the Eieat sporting events of tl:e Australia*. Tne Melbourne cup, for instance, which for years was worth £10,000 to i He winner, lias this year been reduced one-halt, and m ny of the other stakes in like proper tlon ; no wonder tn«-n that the leashmen had to reduce the entry-money for the great Waterloo meeting from £25 in '92, and on the very last occasion befoie the Make could be till the entry-money had 10 be brought down to £3 3* (about ?1G). The Mak ■ this year was apaln won by S. Bladdeu's blk. w. b. Bloomer. Tbta is the first time that the same do« has ever succeeded in capturing the Australian Waterloo, this hitch havluKcamured the great event also In 1803 and, what is still more singular, the same owner's bitch, Betsravla, won it in 18l>2. The latter bitch was so much liionebt of ttiat some months ago she was sent to England to take part in must of the big coursing events of that country, wheie, no doubt, she will be able to inane her marK among the cracks of the leash there. Both these bitches are by the celebrated Australian sire LlTtncstooe, who was himself a urrat performer, having won the Wateiloo cup there in 1837, and it was said at me tune that liis owner » DCk the bookmakers for £'Ji>.(HiO over the event. The success of these uops is of special lnteiest to many of our local coursers, as 11. E. de Loots' a tine doj; Waratab is a son of i lie gre.it Livin<;stone, and, consequently, hall- knottier to Hetgravla and bloomer. Seventy dogs are me least that are expected to go to slips id Merced for llie interstate meeting, nn>l among them will be all i lie great dogs of California and many from the neighboring Sales of Orreon, Nevada, etc. Among them will be Mich flyers as Lone John. Skyrocket, Shortstop, May Ann. Tom Hayes. JacK Dempsey. Dotty Dimple. Queen Boms Warutah. Hymn Buck. Kollalong, White Cloud, Sierra. Kansliee. Horn Kule, Glle. Gaze. Molly G, Empire, Johnny ltex, and some t wenty-fivo or thirty of the young stock that have vet to make a tian?3 for themselves among the flyers or the State. .In tint meeting, too. will be a daughter of the great Fiillenni! and also another fine doe from Colonel North's kennels, but whose petlltrree lias not yet been received by Ins owner. These docs cannot but be • Rr<-at acquisition to the Keunels ol Hie State. They are owned, 100, by one of our leading merchants, ami it 1* to be hi, m that many. more of his class will take luierest In the greatest of all field sports. The American Field, which Is publishing a series of articles on some of California's leashmen, gives iv Us last issue a likeness ol both Mr. Grace and Mr. Wren coupled with a shore sk- tcli of these gentlemen that cauuot fall to be Interesting to all coursing men. Six dollars, $4 and $2 are the prize* at Oce*n View to-day and one man own* five of the twelve doesentered and the sou of the owner or the five docs Is to judge! Coursing did you say? Eh! YACHTING. Club Racing to Take Up the Remaining Sundays This Month. .Now for a few weeks the yachtsmen on the bay will Rive themselves over to racing. Beeiunlug with the Oakland Navy to-day, next Sunday will witness the San Fr mclscos' open regatta for the Hammersmith & Field cup, and the week following the resailed annual regatta of the California Yacht Club. This is a glorious ending (or the seasou. The only thing to be regretted is that the winter winds h ye arrived and there Is no tellinu what to prepare lor. as they are liable to have a tale and a drifting match In the one race. The Oakland Canoe Club has come to life again and made a veiy good showing on Admission day, carrying out a most creditable programme, it is the only organization of Us » Ina on this bay, and tlit-re 1» no reason why, If run properly and mven some good active work on the part of the present members, It should not have a list or active members as lame as it did some years ago. tie San Francisco race is likely to afford a great deal of amusement. Wnii "tin- present tiuky winds it will be any craft's race, even to Hie slowest boat getting away with i he cup. The » allforuias will have just as baa a course to sail over »nd il will undoubtedly be a lonedrawu-out regatta under tne prevailing winds. The holidays were not spent very satisfactorily by i lie yachtsmen as most, of their sailing was done by jayhawkhiK. At ihe annual meeting of the San Francisco Yacht Club a committee was appointed to revise the constitution of the club, so that a printed copy conic! be placed iv the hands of cacti member. So tar the committee ha* not showed any signs of life, meanwhile the 111-111---bers are racing under rules of wlncii it is impossible for any one to say just what they aie. This would be unpleasant it any serious question should arise which called tor then use. J hcie has been a rumor quietly going around to the effect that a movement will be started at the next annual meeting to enlarge the clubhouse, something in the style of our Eastern bietiiren. 'I he idea is to have a clubhouse at winch it will be possible for the members to haw rooms where they can live dining me summer months. The ground floor is to be given nil to the storage of small boats and duffle, with lockcis for the members The second story will contain a large hall, leading, smoking, ladies' and gentlemen's rooms, and also the dining ball. The thiid story will be given ui> to apartments for the u»e of the members. If this is carried on it ought to make it the most; popular club on the bay. To-day the &an Francisco Yacht Club has a cruise to Martinez. The Corinthians will go to California City, while the Californlas have a cruise to Goat Island aud around the bay In squ .dron. With the Kncioais it will be an open day, and the members will be at leisure to go where they Will. The White Wines has gone up to the Cor« delia shooting grounds lor me season. _^ Bill, Blocks. CRICKET CHIRPS. " The East to Be Invaded by a California Team. As the following news Is taken from the Chicago Herald it would ill become one to doubt its veracity, although 1 am confident that it will be news to lie majority of those whom it directly concerns: "With a view 10 representation in the American cricket team the California clubs are arranging to seuu an eleven East to meet the principal clubs and show mat tlie same Is not Deflected on the I'acltic Coast. The determination is to choose an eleven from all over the State, and the enthusiasm among Hi ■ Han Fian- Cisco cricketers is so great thai each individual member of the eleven will pay'tiis own »-x---iienses If necessary. Most of the players there attained their Knowledge ol the game In Australia, England and other cue countries." Til- Philadelphia, team that I* to meet Loid ilawke'* eievei: on the 21st, 22d and 24th baa been, at last, definitely arranged and includes the following names— a very galaxy of st length: George Stuart i'altersou. Frauds Herman ttolileu, E. Walter Clark Jr., Harry i. Brown, Frauds W. Kalston. Reynold* D. Brown. (iei uiantown ; J. 8.1 ton Klug, Troga; Arthur M. Wood, J. Allison Scott. John W. Muir, Bel- Iliont, and Harry I*. Bailey, Marion. The English team arrived in New YorK on the American liner New York yesterday. 1C was «*xpectea that a trial match between the New York and Philadelphia eleven would take place on Friday. The general opinion among: Eastern experts is that t lie Quaker*, captained by <ieoig<; S. l'attei sou. will win biitp matches against th ■ Britishers. It is certainly a stronger team than that which defeated the trnns-A - laniic visitors In '92. Whatever may be in store one can safely prophesy some big scoring, excellent play and unbounded excitement. The difficulty of explaining the intricacies of cricket was peculiarly ex inpllfied at the Sailors' Waich last Monday. While endeavoring to initiate a Native Son uno the mud as operand) of our batsmen and the rule of scoi- Ing, a short run was called. As the run in question was the first of three my pupil very naturally inquired how they coulu score inoie than one, urging that if i lie first imi was short the seeoud must have been equally so. It any correspondent will explain wny, i:i logic, the Don-ciicketer was wrong and the exlsnus law Is right, he will confer an obligation on many who have vainly conned over this problem. The cup fixture to-day is California vs. Alameda at Alameda. Handball. The handball courts have arranged splendid programmes for to-day. At Hie San Francisco ball court there will be special attractions as it has been recently covered and a christening will be held to-day. Lung Troubles show a tendency toward Consumption. A Cough is often the beginning. Don't wait until your condition is more serious. Take Scott's Emulsion the Cream of Cod-liver Oil, at once. It overcomes all the conditions that invite the Consumption Germs. Phy- sicians, the world over, en- dorse it. Don't be deceived by Substitutes! 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