The San Francisco Call from San Francisco, California on July 4, 1896 · Page 10
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10 THE FIELD OF SPORT. What the Oarsmen, Athletes and Cyclists Are Doing. In wheeling the great event of the season will be brought off to-day at Petaiuma. As will be seen by reference to the cycling columns thousands of people are expected to be present to witness the great racing events, and, as *»n exceedinKly warm day is promised, all lovers of lemonade will bfc in tho swim. The pastimes of to-day consist of baseball at the Presidio and Folsom-street grounds, coursing at Ocean View, Pacific Inanimate Target Association shooting contests at Alameda Point, cricket at Alameda, lawn tennis tournament at San Rafael, handball in the professional Dall courts and yachting on the bay. THE WHEELMEN. Annual Division Meet of the League at Petaiuma To- Day. The annual meet of the North California Division of the League of American Wheelmen will be held to-day and tomorrow at Petaiuma, and wheelmen from all over the State have assembled at that point to join ih the celebration. A ball, parade, races, country run and barbecue are some of the features of the meet, to all of which league members are given free admission. Of these features probably the most interest attaches to the races, which will be held on the Petaiuma Wheelmen's new four-lap track, which has already earned a reputation lor speed and safety. The best riders in the State are entered in the different events, and the contests should be close and exciting. The handicapping has been done by Robert Assheton Smyth, official handicapper of the league, in his usual impartial manner. All tbe big local clubs will attend the meet. A great many of the men went up last night on the 5:10 o'clock Tiburon boat and train. The big party was that arranged oy the Bay City Wheelmen and managed by Acting Captain George E. Dixon. They chartered the steamer Gol i,. which left Jackson-street wharf at 5:30 o'clock, laden down with Bay Wheelmen, San Francisco Road Club members, Olympic Cyclers, bicycles, music and lunch, and they were having a most jolly time as they left the wharf. The steamer makes the run in about five or six hours. They will remain until Sunday and return tlir.t afternoon by v:heel. Those wl<o did not iro to Petaiuma yesterday will have to take the early boat this mo' nine, wh icli lenves the Tiburon slip at 7:30 o'clock, to reach there in time for all the festivities. To accomodate those who desire to return to this City to-night a special train will leave Potaiuma at 9p. m., reaching here in about two hours. The r'etaluma wheelmen have completed ail arrangements ior the big meet, and it promises to be the best affair of the Kind ev<r held on the coast. Tbe support tliey have received irom the city clubs has given them confidence right along, for they knew that if ail the San Francisco clubs attended the meet, that alone would make it a success, and Petaiuma itself, always loyal to the home cluo, will turn out all her citizens to help crowd the grounds and cheer the winners of the races. The cycling writers of the San Francisco papers are curious to see the Petaiuma track's press stand, and they will have the opportunity to-day. One of the riders who is there training writes me to De sure and come up Saturday, and closes his letter in the following slangy but expressive way, "You we ntn t be a thins but glad when you see the press stand here; it's a peach." The league meet over, the wheelmen's attention will next be directed to the twenty-mile road race of the California Associated Cycling Clubs, which takes place Sunday, July 12, over the San Leandro triangle. The entries close next Tuesday night. There are to be teams of five men from *>ach club. The Garden Citj Cyclers and Bay City Wheelmen will not enter the race, and it will probably be won by the Acme Club Wheelmen of Oakland, as the rules of the race provide that the riders must be pure amateurs, not even class B men of last year whom the league has restored to amateurism, and the Acme Club has the most and best men on the coast, when the line is drawn so fine. The Imperial Cycling Club go^s to Petaiuma this morning by the 7:30 boat, to take part in the big cycle parade there. The club also has a number of good riders entered in the races. In the postal notice to members the secretary adds the following: This is the annual L. A. W. meet and L. A. W. members will be admitted to the races free on presentation of membership ticKet. At Petaiuma we will dine at tbe L. A. W. hotel, and your membership card will entitle you to a reduction. It is to your interest and also to that of the club to join the L. A. W. ; the annual election is near at band and our club should be represent'--! on the new board. The initiation free is $1 and the annual dues $l, whici) is a very trivial expense considering the many advantages derived. The regular m-eting of the Imperials will be held next Monday evening. The initiation Jee to the club is now ?5. An Imperial club paper called the Announcer has been started by Edwards <fe Macary, members of the club. The first number will appear July 15. It will be devoted largely to Imperial Club items in addition to general cycling news. Colonel Albert A. Pope, president, and A. E. Pattison, secretary of the Pope Manufacturing Company, sailed for Enrope July 1, and will be absent several months. The Pacific Cycling Club will have a run to Boulder Creek during the Fourth of July holidays. The start will be made this morning at 4 o'clock and they will stop to-night at Congress Springs. Tomorrow they will ride to Boulder Creek and return by train in the afternoon. There are two Masonic cycling clubs in the United States; one is the Orion Cycle Clnb of Brooklyn, N. V. ; the other is the Lv Lv Wheelmen of Philadelphia, composed of the Mystic Shrine, which was organized in August, 1891, and for a long time had tlie honor of being the only league club in the city. Charles A. Eliiot, one of the charter members of the Bay City Wheelmen, was married recently u> Miss Smith of Stockton and is now receiving tbe congratulations of his friends and fellow members. In those good old cycling days when a rider (we all rode ordinaries then) knew peisonally every other rider in the City and the make of his wheel (there were only two or three different styles), Elliot was one of the most enthusiastic riders ami took many lone country trips in com- ] l>any with Steve Knapp, Billy Meeker. I Ralph Thompson, Billy McClure, Fred Allan, Porter Libby, Robert M. Welch, Frank Jnme*, the writer and others, some i of whose names you seldom hear of in I cycling affairs nowadays. The California Cycling Club is going to bid for the prizes offered in the parade at Petaiuma to-day; and Lieutenant Reid, in the absence of Captain Mayo, will take up a large number of the members on the early train. At the regular meeting next Monday night the prizes won in the club's i recent road race will be distributed. There is almost as much rivalry between , Ziegler and Cooper upon the National I circuit as between Cooper and Bald. At! New Orleans on June 13 Ziegler broke the j world's record for a lialf mile in competi- ; tion, winning the race in 1:00 4-5. Nothing • would do but Cooper must have that record, and he saved his best efforts for half-mile event*. He did not ! aye to wait long, for at Utica, N. V., on the 17th he ' found a fast track and speedy competitors, and to win the race he had to ride it in record time, :59 3-6. Its Ziegler's turn now. Edwin E. Stoddard of the Bay City Wheelmen will start in a few days on a business trip to Mexico, and will be gone about three months. Ho will take his wheel with him. and may do some riding. The racing board has issued its bulletin, No. 17, dated July 3, 1896, as follows: Sanctions granted — July 3, A. Lehman, Lompoc, Cal. ; July 3, Seattle Cycle Company, Seattle, Wash.; July 4, Coos Bay Wheelmen, Marshfield, Or.; July 4. Charles Fotheringham, Vacaville, Cal.; July 4, C. W. Wilson, Montesano, Wash.: July 4, La Grande^Cyclintr Club, La Grande, Or. Sanction issued to San Miguel, Cal., for July 4 is hereby revoked. Transferred to proiesfclonal class — Canbv Howitt, Los Angeles, Cal., and M. F. Hill, Aberdeen, Wash., own request. Ed Beamer, G. E. Montgomery and G. L Weiss, South Tacoma, Wash.; Ed Sloane, Chehalis, Wash.; John Slmrick and George Sharick, Tacoma, Wash., clnuse B. For competing in unsanctioned races—Suspended until August 1,1896: Harry Williams Arthur Coryell, D. C. Butterfield, Charles King, C. M.Lowry, Arthur Truebiood, of Whittier. California. Suspended until September 1, 1896: Ed Beamer, G. E. Montgomery, G. I. Weiss, J. B. i Draper, South Tacoma, Wash.; Ed Sloan, Chei halis. R. M. Welch, Member National Racing Board. The annual picnic run of the California Associated Cycling clubs will be held on Sunday, July 19, at Coyote Point Beach, : near San Mateo. The . run will start | from Twenty-second and Folsom streets iat 9 o'clock a. m. Lunch is to be furnished by each of the clubs attending, and will be carted to the grounds free by the association. There is a fine grove of trees on the picnic grounds, and an elegant bathhouse near by, and the prospects of a salt water swim after the ride will tempt many on the rnn. A large crowd is expected. Santord Plummer, official referee for this district, has been ill for a week past and may not be well enousrh to officiate at the races at Petaiuma to-day. If not Mr. Welch of the racing board will take charge. There is no choice between the two gentlemen as referees; both are equally good. Ray Macdonaid, who came here with the Columbia team early in 18M5 as a teammate ot E.idie Bald, but could not ride owing to ill health, made many warm friends during his visit to this coast. It will be a great surprise to them to learn that Macdonaid was married on February 5 last to Miss Marion E. Nichols of New York. The wedding has just been announced in New York and has surprised his friends there mightily. The news was conveyed to me in a personal letter to a friend. Macdonaid has been on the Continent during the past two months, racing with the foreign professionals, and has been remarkably successful. He is now on his wav home, and will compete during the rest of the season on the National circuit. The members of the. Golden Gate Cycling Club enjoyed a splenaid run to Mairfield iast Sunday. Tuesday evening the officers tendered the members an informal reception and banquet after the usual weekiy business meeting. The clnb is adding to its roll every week. George Haie and H. Sadke were admitted at tue last meeting. The five-mile road race of the club will be held in a few weeks, and tbe men are now training for the event. Thus far Captain J. Black has shown the most speed, and bids fair to become a very fast rider with proper training. There will be about twenty-five entrants in the road race. Riders possessing a due regard for the rights and privileges of pedestrians never clang their bells unnecessarily. It is sufficient for the careful, observing cyclist to give timely warning only, not to ring his alarm after the occasion has passed, or in a hysterical manner when it is too late. The wheeling critics of the larger cities can best i omprehend t'.is statement. Take New York for instance. Green cyclist run down pedestrians almost daily there, and in nine cases out of ten it develops that the rider rang too late, forgot to do it, or did it when too far away for his victim to note the warning. Commonsense will dictate when to ling and when not to ring. Coasting on bicycles promises to grow in popularity everywhere as a means oi diversion. Club contests are now all the rage in the Empire State, prizes beine offered as in a race. The fat man has~a chance with his lean friend in this sort ot a conteat, which accounts in part for its measure of success. It is often the case that a coasting competition forms the feature of a club run. A long hiil is chosen, the straighter the better, and the entrant that goes the furthest witnout removing his feet from the coasters or sculling (moving the forward wheel to the right and left) ' wins first prize. Probably the biggest coasting event ever held will be that now being promoted by the Metropolitan Association of Cycling Clubs of New York City. It will take place August 15 on one of the hills on the Irvington-Milburn course in Jersey, made lamoua by the great handicap held there annually on Decoration day. When the associated tlubs* gave their ten-mile road race last October, and there were ninety-six entrants from the twentythree different clubs belonging to the association, every one remarked about the big entry list; and it was big, and considerable difficulty was found in correctly placing the men and computing the times at the finish. Under these circumstances the news that the South Side Cycling Club of j Chicago is to hold an open road-race today for which there are over 500 entries is rather astonishing. And the clubs and papers don't seem to think much of it either. The race is to be held over the famous course to Pullman. I wonder how Mr. Wetmore or Captain Strong would like to take the times of snch a race as that, and how Charley Adams or Judge Kerrigan would enjoy officiating as judges. It must require about a hundred scorers. A number of members of the San Francisco Road Club went to Petaiuma last night, and tho balance will follow this morning, taking tbe 7:30 Tiburon boat. The San Franciscos will stand a good chance of winning a prize in the cycle parade there. George P. Wetmore, Edwin E. Btoddard Henry L. Day, Thomas S. Hall, Captain George P. Caldwell. Fred L. Day and A. J. Menne of the Bay City Wheelmen are camping at La Honda for tbe holidays. Spaldinq. THE ANCLER. Sportsmen Who Have LwftThls City for the Trout Streams. Carey Friedlander. Alexander Hamilton, president of the Country Club, and a a party of sportsmen left this City last evening for Boca. The expert flycasters will whip the Truckee River to-day and to-morrow, and as they are well supplied with Henry Skinner's best killing trout flies, it is presumed that they will land in this City Monday morning with baskets well filled with beautiful rainbows. John H. Grindley and wife are rusticating at Independence Lake. Mr. Grindley is, without auestion, one of the most expert lake fishermen on earth, and as Jack Sarami has "posted" him on the ways and means of catching cut-throat trout, the express company wili doubtless nave its bands full delivering packages of fish in this City to many friends of the "flowery" Grindley. Alexander McCord. John Lemmer, John Berires and a friend who pretends to be a fly-caster, visited San Andreas Lake last Thursday. Fishing was first class and the anglers had very little difficulty in filling Uieir baskets with steelheads. Mr. Mc- Cord, who got enthusiastic over the sport of fly-castinp, has left an order with a prominent rod-maker fora first-class rod for fly-casting. Sufficient to say that Mr McCord "with his black gnat flies" discounted a gentleman of the party who boasted of being the only member who could cast a fly properly. W. P. Fuller. Fran* Fuller, George Stratton and Jack McGlynn left last evening THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1896. for a few weeks' outing in the country. The party will camp at Gravely Valley, which is a good game and fishing section, near the south fork of ibe Eel River, in Mendocino County. Dr McKenzie and family and Mrs. Timothy Hopkins left this City last Wednesday for Soda Springs, where good trout fishing is now to be had. H. Battu and a friend had a very excellent day's trout fishing on Alameda Creek near the confluence of the Calaveras Creek iast Sunday. Mr. Battu had two fish among those caught that scaled one and one and a half pounds respectively. Captain Goorge dimming recently left this City for s ime black bass fishing in the Russian River near Duncan's Mills. The Captain will leave this City for Lake Independence when he returns from the bass waters. Charley Green will visit the Russian River to-day. Ed Bosqui has jnst returned from Eureka, Humboldt County. He states that the net fishermen are now catching laree quantities of young steelbeads near the mouth of Eel River. Edward Kolb, the all-round sportsman and athlete, left here last Wednesday with General Dickinson for an outing north of Ckiah. The sportsmen will camp in the vicinity of John Day's resort, at the headwaters of the Eel Kiver. Mr. Kolb is authority for the statement that wild Bheep with antlers are very plentiful in the vicinity oi the camping ground. L. Miller ana Edward Siiadd basketed a very nice let of trout last Sunday. They fished the Lagunitas Creek at night and report that the large nsh cannot be taken after sunrise. The Fly-casting Club will hold its next meeting at Stow* Lake on t!he afternoon of the 11th inst. Last Sunday the following anglers enjoyed a most successful outing on San Andreas Lake: P. Quinlan and party, W. Whelan. Al Smith, H. P. Terry, Bob Taylor. J. Butler, C. Prerht, J. Mevers and E. J. Bate*. It is thought that there will be at least fifty rods on the lake to-morrow. In a'few weeks tbe trout will grow wise and wary and will not act as foolish as they do now. Experience teaches even trout. The following interesting article on salmon and salmon-fishing was published in an Eastern exchange. The writer says: The question of the fish taking the fly as food does not (as it sterns to me to be correct) enter into the problem. In trying to learn whether the salmon partakes of food after It enters fresh water I have examined the digestive organs of about filty salmon without finding anything whatever in them. Two views have been well set forth by Mr. Hallock in his Salmon Fisher, and by J. Parker Whitney, and a short recital may not be amiss. Mr. Hallock says: "The sole purpose of me 'spring run' of the salmon in entering the rivers is for the object of feeding. Barb fishing was the primitive method of killing salmon." About the use of the fly Mr. Hallock regardß it as an affectation which had its origin among gentlemen sportsmen who deemci it as more consistent with higher ideas of sport than baited hooks. The first anglers on this side for salmon were British officers who affected only high art in killing the salmon. As the salmon is alleged to have the power to disgorge food from the stomach Mr. Halloct thinks this is the reas n why no food is found after the first has been killed. Mr. Whitr.ey says that the salmon upon entering fresh writer ceases to partake of food, and the gullet, stomach and digestive organs shrink or diminish so that it is evident they are not employed to discharge their normal functions; in the intervals between its entrance into fresh water and return to salt water the saimon is sustained by the enormous amouut of fat which is stored in its body. These views, so briefly summarized, are Theresuit of much patient labor and investigation. Yet, a gentleman on the Newfoundland const told me that he had seen a mouse which must have been swallowed while swimming taken out of a salmon's stomnch, and the story was credibly verified, and the«e instances can be multiplied. I believe, however, that the instances omy exist where the fish has swallowed the food in saltwater. It is certain the salmon will take the fly on tne ;entn or fifteenth cast, sometimes more, and how can this be reconciled with the food theory? 1 have seen the salmon lie in the pools, and have failed to rise them after untiring exertions and almost endless patience. I iiave noted where the salmon were lying, cast five or six times, changed the uy, repeated my casting, waited a quarter or naif on hour, i ast" » gain, j changed to tne first fly, and finally got that salmon after three hours' work. It is fairly Rgre^d that if the salmon rises, and misses the fly or is not stabbed by the fisherman, it is impossible to get that fish to rise without a change of flies. And. again, anglers are united in saying that after you rise the salmon you should at once stop casting, reel ln your line, and a. low the fish at least the time it takes to smoke your pipe, freshly filled and deliberately smoked, or a Havana cigftr, or If, like me — unfortunate one— you have never learned to appreciate tobacco, then let at least ten minutes pass into nothingness before you make another ca«t. AMATEUR ATHLETICS. What Captain GUI Has to Say Concerning the Olympics at Portland. Leonard Gill, the captain of the Olympic Club team, which recently returned from Poitland, Or., has addressed the following letter to Th» Call, giving a descriptive account of the races, together with some oertinent statements as to the treatment his team received from the officers of the Multnoirah Athletic Club. Gill speaks the truth when he states that the Olympic Club should give clooer attention to outdoor athleiics and better encouragement to its athletes. Some few years ago the Olympic colors were always in the lead at field day meetings. The Stanford and Berkeley University athletes were then satisfied to play a eood second fiddle to the athletes of the famous Western athletic club. But time has wrought many changes in the aihlet'c way, and now the Olympic Club must be satisfied to play third fiddle to Stanford j and Berkeley. The question now propounded by the loveis of athletic sport is when will the Olympic Club awake from its slumbers and make itself felt, athletically, among the great clubs that are springing up, mushroom-like, ail over the land? Gills' letter: The trip of the Olympic Club athletes to Portland, Or., demonstrated one thing, and that is tne Pacific Northwest is further advanced in out-door athletics than it has been given credit for. The Olympics met the Multnomah athlete* on trar-K and field on Saturday, June 27 in thirteen events, and were defeated by the score of 57 to 44, five points going to a firft and three points to a second. A great deal has been said in regard to the treatment of the Olympians, and a few words at the present time pubiisded in The Call's sporting department would not be amiss. The grounds of the Muitonamahs are situated within ten minutes' walk from the business heart of the city oi Portland, and are somewhat lerger tiian the Olympic Club grounds, and are much better situated for athletic sports than the home grounds. The track is five and a half laps to the mile with ft 100-yard straight-away along the «ide. The grandstand accommodates about 1500 people, which was flliert to overflowing on the date of the Olyrnpic-Muitomah games, and it was the most enthusiastic one the writer ever saw. The day was everthing that could have been di-sired, warm and pleasant, with not a breath of air stirring. The first event on the programme was called at promptly 3 p. m., the time advertised, and it found Kerrigan, the Northwest crackerjack, and Patterson, the pride of the Olympic club, pitted against each other. The jumping place was directly in front of the grandstand, with no fence in* between, which gave the spectators an unobstructed view of the field sports. Owing to the importance of the different events, but one was put on at a time. The bar was speedily raised to the 6-foot mark, which both men cleared without a fault —wonderful jumplnc. When the bRr wag placed *t6 foot 2 inches, Patterson leadine i>ff knocked it down with his shoulder the crowd in the stand showing its approval of the same by lond cheering. Kerrigan then tried it, with the same result. This made honors even Patterson attain led off,, with the same result In justice to Patterson, it must be said, that two days before the games he re-injured his jumping foot, which et this stage of tne u<une was causing him considerable troub.e. Kerrigan walked about rifteen yards from the bar ran nimbly at it and cleared it in the most graceful manner, though he had nothing to 6 pa re. The audience about this time was very jubilant, as Patterson had but one more trial, and in his last two attempts had not jumped up to his form. When the Olympic lad walked back to make his final attempt the cat-calls that he was greeted with must have made the better element feel sorry for some of their representatives; but Patterson was more than t'qual to the occasion and with a mighty bound he cleared the bar at 6 feet 2 inches, thus tying Kerrigan. They both failed at six foot three, and Patterson, owing to his ankle getting worse, refused to jump the tie-off, with the result that OFFICERS OF THE PETALUMA WHEELMEN. Kerrigan was awarded first honors, after clearing six ieet. and Patterson second place. Both of these men are wonders, but Kerrigan has a better knowledge of jumping than Patterson, and in the estimation of several critics who were on Hand Patterson had the better chance to improve, as hi* style is altogether faulty in many respects. Kerrigan seems to tie a more persistent man than Patterson, and as it is his ambition to set a new world's mark some day, It is quiie probable that he will soon beuer his recent performance. Kerrigan is about five feet five inches in height, and weighs about I'JO pounds stripped. He is a quiet, gentlemanly fellow, not ti yen to boasting, and as he is but 18 years old, he will bear close watching. The next event was the 100-yards dash, and it found Fuller and Rosenberg of the Multnomahs and Butz and Giil of tne Olympic Club lined up against each other. The starter, Mr. Rah y, kept the men twice on the mark for an unnecessary length of time, with the result thnt Butz and Gill, who were not used to that sort of starting, became somewhat rattled. The third time the men were put on the mark the starter shot the sprinters off before the Olympic men had time to think, with the result that at fifty yards Fuller and Rosenberg were some yards in the lead, and the former won out, with Butz second and Gill third. Ido not wish it understood, mark you, that Mr. Raley intentionally gave Butz and Gill the worst of the send-ofl", but the fact remains patent that they both got the worst of the pistol. Butz has always had the reputation of being an exceptionally fast man in getting away from the mark, but both of his opponents beat him handily, because of the starter's style of starting, which was foreign to them. Very little can be saia about the broad jump, Kerrigan winning the same with a jump of 20 feet 11 inches, Brunton coming next with a jump of 20 feet 51,'5 I ,' inches. The pole vault the Olympics let go by default, the Multnomahs thus gaining first and second places without any competition. The mile run brought out Dave Brown, the best miler ever seen in these parts, and Tallaut the best man at that distance ever seen in the Northwest. This man Tallant is a wonder, and could, if properly trained, give any man in the world a pumping race. Originally Tall»nt was a 100-yard man, having a record for that distance of :10)^. Brown ran the race of his life against Tailant; he showed good headwork, plenty of stamina and courage, but he met, on ihis occasion, his master. They ran even for the entire distance to j within about a hundred yartis from the finish, I when Tailant let out that 100-yard sprint of his, and simply ran away trom Dave, finishing the mile in 4:31 1-5, Brown's time being about one second sluwer. These two moc met in the half-mile afterward and it was but a repetition ! oi the first race. Dave staid with Tallaut to within seventy or eighty yards of the finish, when Tailant again spurted and finished an easy winner in 2:04. Tailant is a man 28 years of age, about six feet tall and weighed 180 pound* when ne met Dave. He is married and the father of a family. ! Up to two years ago he never had a running- j shoe on and did not know anything of athletics. The22o-y»rd race was the best one of the day. It found Fuller, the winner of the 100- j yard dash, and Rosenberg, from the Muhuo- I mahs and Brunton and Gill, from the Olympics, competing. When the men lined up' for ! the positions, Brunton had the inside, near- j est the pole, Fuller was next, tnen Gill aud ! K<i*enberg on the outside. Brunton started off at a furious pace, determined to keep the lead; Fuller ran even with him to the curve, when, owing to Brunton's : superior position, he dropped buck a trifle; > • iili was directly benind Fuller and Rosenberg ) alougsde of Gill. Wuen about three-quarters Of the curve had been covered Fuller swayed out sufficiently to give Giil, who had been i hugging the rail, a chance to get the inside, j with the result that as he was tbe stronger of tiie two he ou. finished Fuller and ran a close ; second to Brunton in the fast time of 23 1-5 second*, breaking their track record two- j fifths of a second. ln the 440-yard event Brunton and Wand were entered, but owing to an injury which | W«nd received he was unable to start. It was promised by the management that if Wand was unable to compete the Olympics could substitute any one of their team in hiii place, and, although not denying this I promise, they positively refused tiie Olympics this privilege at the last moment, with the re- j suit that Brunton ran against two Multnomah men, and they fouled him all around the I track, beating him out eventually in the slow ■ time of 55 seconds. The Olympics also received unfair treatment i in the 220-yard hurdle race. They placed the hurdles in this race directly parallel with each other, with the result that an Olympic hurdler who drew an outside position would ! be compelled to run at least eight or ten j yards further than an athlete who had the in- ! side position. A protest against the placing of the sticts was made to the referee, a Mr. Glisan— who, by the way, is the president of the Multnomah Athletic Club— but the protest was Ignored. ! Thin matter will be brought before the proper ! authorities, and it will be ascertained whether > Mr. Glisan had the right to ignore a protest ol this kind. Morgan, the Multnomah hurdler, is an exceptionally good man, whom great things mny | be expected of in the future. His time :a the , 120 hurdles, of 10 2-5 seconds without being pressed, was a fine performance, and he covered the 220 hurdles in :2« 3-&, another good performance. R. W. Edgren easily carried off the honors in the three weights, und he made many friends in that part of the world by his gentlemanly conduct. The mistake the Olympic Cluo made was ln not sending more men to compete, for on the day of the gnmes It had but six men, and they were pitted against ten first-class athletes. But, all things considered, the Olympic Club men made a fine showing. The Multnomah people expended $6000 on outdoor athletics last year, and besides having a care-taker at their grounds they employ a trainer, a man by the name of King, who has a thorough perception of all the finer pointsof track and field athletics, and to him belongs the credit of the Multnomah Athletic Club | placing such a strong team in the field. His men were all in fine condition and they certainly did themselves and Mr. King proud. What the Olympic Clnb should do is to place iUelf in correspondence with the Multnomahs and negotiate for another meet of this kind for the same time aud place for next year, and instead of sending six men to compete send ten, and the chances are they will come back winners. The Oregonian treated the visitors with a great deal of consideration, and so did the people of Portland. One thing is certain, a meet of this kind is beneficial to outdoor sport, as it gives the outdoor men something to work for, and it should be encouraged by tho Olympic Club. The Olympic Club is an athletic Institution which has gained its prestige in the I world at larste through Us athletic standing, i and as its foundation was laid on the same we I may hope to see track and field athletics prop- I erly encouraged in the iuture. Leonard Gill, Captain of Olympic Club. The Manhattan Athletic Club will give an excellent athletic entertainment at its club rooms, 1749 Mission street, Monday evening, July 27. The committee is, at ti'is early hour, arranging a pro ramme which will consist of ali kinds of indoor athletics. According to the sporting article from The Call's Portland corres-pondent, which appears in this department. Kerrigan, tbe great jumper, is lying seriously sick at his home. THE OARSMEN. Crews That Left Here Yesterday for Stockton— The Regatta. The much-talked-of Stockton regatta takes place to-day on the Stockton Channel. The oarsmen entered in the different events are in the pink of condition, having trained faithfully for the contests since the El Campo regatta on May 30 last, and if nothing unforeseen happens to dampen the ardor of the scullers some very spirited contests will be witnessed. To offset the action of the local senior barge crews the Stockton rowing clubs have induced the Pacific Coast Amateur Athletic Association to arrange &** intermediate baige race to take the place of the senior four-oared event. An intermediate class is something new ln rowing contests and should meet with popular favor among oarsmen. When a man wins a junior race he is eligible to row an intermediate race before going into the senior class, and in this way a rower, after leaving the lower ranks, is given a better chance to distinguish himseif be fore meeting the cracKajacks of the senior class. If the South End junior crew succeed in defeating the Stockton junior crew in today's event they will row in the intermediate race against the Stockton giants, wiio won the junior race at the El Campo regatta from them by only four feet. In all five events will be" pulled off at the regatta, as follows: Junior four-oared baree, intermediate class; four-oared barge, senior; single scull, senior outrigger skiff and junior single scull events. The rowing fraternity Jeft in a body last evening for the scene of the regatta. They tried to make arrangements for a special steamer to leave the City at 8 p. m., but failed in their purpose, and in consequence there are many people who had intended to witness the regatta in Stockton will now remain at home, not caring to make the triD in the overcrowded regular steamers. BASEBALL. Plenty of the National Game to Be Seen on the National Holiday. July 4 will see a lively time at the Presidio grounds. Commencing at 1 o'clock two games of baseball will be played for one admission. From all reports tbe players are on their mettle and will cut out a lively pace. The new team admitted into the City League from Oakland will have a number j of players that the Oakland people will | take pride in watching. Among them are . "Tip" O'Neill, Lou Hardy, Donovan, Arlett and others. This team is wholly composed of Oakland players, and will represent that city not only in name but with home material. The Pacifies are the leaders in the race i so far, with the Imperials right upon their | heels. Mr. Muller and his Catifornias will have to "ginger" up or they will find trouble landing anywhere near the top. The young bloods are playing the better game at present, and that is why the Californias j are not strong — too many old timers. I With the admission of the Oakland team a new schedule will have to be made, and lovers of the National game may look for good baseball. Following is the make-up of the four teams that will contest to-day: imperials. Positions. Caufobnias. i Davi5. ............ Catcher. Bodie Longhran „ Pitcher Klopr or Sy ices 81i55....... First base Mniler Creamer Second ba5e........ ......5hea £e<«lon Third base .:...Zeis Barnett shortstop..- :McCord ; Horr. Left fl^i u Malioney Crowley ......: Center field Buckley | Kelly :..Kight field Cannon SECOND GAME. ] Oakland*, Positions. .- Pacifies. ' A new Catcner... Hammond Nolan „ ..Pitcher... McCartv : Donovan First base Will's . Keating Second base Beckett j Walters Third base Edwards I Ariett Shortstop Monahan | Davis Left field Muller t O'Neill Center field Strel H»rdle Right field McDermott The second baseball game of the California League series takes places to-day at | the Sixteenth and Folsom streets grounds, ! when Stockton and San Francisco will be I the opposing teams. Following is the make-up for Saturday's , game: -•; t I San Francisco*. Position. Stocktons. ; Cooney Pitcher .. Balr I Peters ......Catcher Pace swe"5 we " Flritbase..... Stewart I bmiih_ Second base N. Smith j Sweeney Third base Walters , £j;iig Shortstop Lockhead Eher Center Held White Jberg Left field Chase Murphy Kight field Banmell I ; On Sunday the Oakland and San Jose j teams will play. The players who will I participate and the positions they will oc! cupy are as follows: ' Oakland*. Position. Bak Jobes. j Doyle Pitcher.. stiff are I Scott... Catcher Graham j Leonard First base .- Ferry I Hanley Second base M. Guclcin , Brown.'. Third base. O. Foley Ti150n.. ...... ........ ..Shortstop.... Foley Zann Left field... Percisa McCarthy. Center Held ..Robinson Dalmaa Right field Dragbicevica HANDBALL. .Games Arranged to Take Place This Afternoon? The handball games booked to take place to-day at the San Francisco ball court, 858 Howard street, are: ■< J. Collins and W. Stansbary vs. R. Murphy and M. Edwards; p. Hutchinson and P. Kelly vs. G. Hutcbinson and J. Slattery ; G. McDonald and P. Ryan vs. D. Rodgers and M. Mc- Neil ; R. Lenihan and J. Feeney vs. P. Donnelly and J. C. Nealon; J. Riordan (coast champion) and J. M. Evely vs. T. F. Bonnet and D. Connolly. A single-hand game for a purse ■ of $50 will be played on Sunday, July 12, between J. Harloe and R. Lenihan, best three out of five to constitute the rub. At the Union handball court t;ie following games will be played : T. Lenih»n and T. Jordon will play William Kehoe and J. rath; Dr. J. A. Gibbon and J. Freeman will play Dr. McCarthy and R. Patterson; Terry McManus and J. O'Donnell will play Professor Lynch and O. Henry. The event of the day will be between Al Pennoyer and R. Lenihan vs. J. J. Feeney and J. Nelson. An interesting four-hand game was played yesterday at the San Francisco Court between John Riordon, coast champion, and G. Hutchinson vs. J. Feeney and M. Kilgallon, champion of Denver. The feature of the game was the terrific hitting of Kilgallon; the game was won by J. Feeney and M. Kilpallon, by the following score:- J. Riordon and G. Hutchlnson 19-17.21-15; M.Kilgallon end J. Feeney! • A single-hand game was also played between P. Donnelly, amateur champion, vs. R. Lenihan. The feature of the same was the service and overhead hitting of Lenihan, he winning the game by the score of 21 — 7—21 " ' THE BOXERS. Choynski Signed Articles to Meet Slavln — Ryan and Green Matched. Manager Gibbs of the National Athletic Club does not like the manner in which his partner, Groom. <ransacts business. Groom, it appears, has learned a thing or two from Gibbs about clubs and how they should be managed, and as a result he now has about concluded to play a lonehand in the game. Gibbs is ticking in the traces, and says that Groom cannot pull the wool over his eyes. "If Groom wants to rnn a club singly," said Gibbs, "let bim go ahead, but he mast find some other name than that of the National Club." It appears that Groom offered a purse of $6000 for a contest between Choynski and Maher before he had consulted with his partner, Gibbs. and, naturally, the latter felt a wee bit huffy on being slighted thusly. The break between tne managers is but very slight, however, and will certainly amount to nothing, although there are some people living "who delieht in trying to make mountains out of mole hills. Joe Choynski signed articles of agreement yesterday to box Peter Maher a tenround contest before the National Club. Eddie Graney signed for Maher. The purse offered by Groom Is $6000. George Green also signed an agreement to box Tommy Ryan a ten>round bout, to take place at the National Club the month following the Maher- Choynski mil). Malier has taken his departure from New York for this city. Young Mitchell says that neither Smith nor Gallagher will get a cent of the purse which the club offered them for a squarely fought content. He says that it was one of the»foulest fights he "had ever seen, and that the pugilists were instructed beforehand that if they fought like dogs and cats they would not get a cent. He is willing, however, to allow them their training expenses, which is pretty good, considering. Jim Corbett is at the springs, and he will need to remain there for fully six months to tone his exhausted forces. CRICKET CHIRPS. Scores on Eastern Fields— To- Day's and To-Morrow's Games. Higii scoring seems to be the vogue in the East as well as in Europe. Playing for the Philadelphia Club against the Belford on the 20th ult. H. L. Clark carried his bat for 137 without, it is said, giving a single chance. The Yorkville team defeated the second eleven of the St. George's Athletic Club at Central Park, New York, two weeks back. The Germantown and Merion clubs met in a championship contest on the former's ground at Philadelphia at the end of last month. Effective bowling Dy G. S. Patterson and E. W. Clark retired the Merion team for 67. After losing one wicket. G. S. Patterson and W. W. Noble made a splendid stand in partnership for the Germantown eleven, bringing the total up to 211 by the call of time. Patterson made GO without giving the semblance of a chance, while Noble was credited with 127, not out, marred only by a difficult chance to long on when he had made 79. The New Jersey Athletic and Manhattan clubs of the Metropolitan District League p!ayed a championship game June 20 at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. N. V., the former scoring 94 for the loss of three wickets, after retiring the Manhattan eleven for a total of 90. J. Adam made 34 and H. S. Tattersall 16, not out, for the Manhattan team, while A. S. Webster, late of the Bohemian Club of the Cali;ornia Association, with 30, and W. D. Hickie, with 20, were the highest scorers for the New Jersey team. The cricket correspondents of New York and Philadelphia announce that a match between the Australians and an associated team of Californians has been definitely arranged. I am anxiously awaiting the publication in one or ot ier of the Eastern journals of the selected California team and other particulars. Up to a late hour yesterday it was feared that the Ground vs. Ground match, I projected for to-day, could not be arj ranged. AJI hitches have, however, been j overcome and the game will commence punctually at noon. Whether the contest shall last one or two days will be arranged on the field to-day. To-morrow the Pacific eleven play the San Jose team on the Garden City grounds. Umpire. BAY FISHING. Where Anglers Can Enjoy a Good Day's Sport on Salt Water. Boy fishing has improved considerably on the north shore of the bay during the past week, the fish caught averaging a larger size than those caught earlier in the season. Large strings of rockcod, smelt and perch have been brought over on the SausaSito and Tiburon ferries during the last few days. On Sunday last Frank Denny and a friend causht about sixty pounds of red and blue rockcod near Point Cavallo, the largest a red rockcod weighing three and a half pounds. On Monday James Thomsen, the wellknown anpler, and companion, caught fifty-six pounds of red rockcod at Yellow Bluff and Point Cavallo, the largest weighing two and three-quarter pounds. Several striped bass have been caught lately in Sausalito Bay by professional fishermen using nets. Last Monday one was caught at the tide-gauge wharf weighing nineteen pounds. THE GUN. Inaugural Shoot of the Pacific Target Association. One of the most interesting events of the season, that is so far as trap shooting is concerned, will take place this afternoon at Alameda Point. The Pacific Inanimate Target Association will gather in stron ; force before the traps and it can be safely said that some extraordinary scores will be recorded at the end of the day's contests, as among the contestants will flgure several of the be-t inanimate target shooters of the State. The programme, which was published in last Saturday's Call, is one of excellent selection and the prizes are of such good value as to guarantee a large field of entries. The popular sportsman, Clarence Haight is authority lor the statement that all visiting sportsmen will receive a welcome reception and enjoy a general good time. A hr^t-class luncheon will be served at the grounds during intermission. The St. George's Club. At a meeting of the St. George's Club last Wednesday evening some additions were made to the athletic committee, which is now constituted as follows : A. h! Rae Brown, t. S Kemp, A. Turn bull, A.' G. Kent, J. Fleming Carroll. Joe Acton and Edward C. Weatherly. The first big tournament is scheduled for July 27, when a programme will be presented that should draw big crowds to the Pavilion. It is also the intention of the committee to put forth their best efforts to bring the Australian cricketers here in October, and negotiations are now being conducted tn that end. Sacramento Sportlnar News. SACRAMENTO, July 3.-One day's shooting among the doves in this county has demonstrated to the sportsmen of this city that the dove season has opened two week* too early and they have all asrreed to postpone their pleasure for that period. "Any one who snoots doves at the present lime is in reality guilty of murder of the worst, description," said John Fitzgerald, the crackaJA,k .of the Spoonbill Gun Club, "and I aw. one of them. I went out the other day and bagged three dozen. I picked my birds by killing the old ones and strong flyers of the first brood. The last bird I shot whs very evidently hard hit, but did not fall. 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