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                                                                                                                            ™HE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO,                                                                      SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1803.
            Our                                                                                         Club                                                                                                              Athletes

  Many peonte, 'especially visitors from t lie
East, wonder why amateur athletic sport*—
that is", running. walking, jumping, etc.— are
not more largely patronized here.
                                                       i  poor condition which the athletes preset). ed on { as to run a strong nftv yards, i then put the on the cinders with spiked shoes gathered In > Next, to him me: I. 1). Skillman. 4:41; T. i cinders
                                                        Held days.
                                                            l.on Myers, the famous amateur sprinter and >o to speak.
                                                        distance runner, suited when In this city 011 his
   Certainly the condition*, such as climate, i way to Australia, during a conversation with j be 100 yards I
                                                                                                             | youngster under another course of treatment, such sin prlsingty large numbers that the offi- ' Jennings, 4:45; W. A. Scott, 4:40: jI y. 1.. between iheieEastern orcanlzations, and it was to "make fun lie Is a gymnast
                                                                                                                                                                           cers of the club congratulated themselves up- j Cooley, 4:48*4; J." I*. Uu«gro, 4:47; 11. C. ' on this account principally that the great
                                                                                                                  '\u25a0It the distance he has entered to run should on having struck the nail on the head. \ V]
                                                                                                                                      mark on 125 yards, and at this
grounds and general facilities for practic- , name of the prominent athletes of the Olympic ! latter distance Ihave always made it a point club id a fascination for outdoor pastime, so I 4:51, rttuning easily at lie finish. .;.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .        two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was a jealous rivalry existing is invariably a t>uccess. Aside from his rleslr

                                                                                                                                                                             It seemed as If halt of !!)•• members of the ously referred o, has covered Hie around in which he was honestly and fairly emitted to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of do mean ability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The bowline-alleys In me basement of ilia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CassMy, 4:47. Beit Coffin, the nuvice previ- Western sprinter failed to vet a world's record, building are in great demand and among tha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                crack bnwiers may be named: a. I. Lyons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Th- best contest in broad jumping that has 1 H. A. Denhard. J. Sbrpard, K. It. Vail, J. D.
could not be     better, and, as a matter of course,    Club, that the great secret of athletic success I to allow any of my pupils to run at their great was the interest manifested Id athletics ! George D. liuiid, who Dp to a few years
                                                                                                               not                                                                                                                                                                       ever taken place' on (his coast was at the cham- ! Uoitou ana Howard Tibbltts.
tin" lack of public patronage at field-day               v. is ,1 knowledge of ,1 proper system of train- ! highest speed.                                                by the Native Sons who donned the spiked [ was a pedestrian, holds the coast lecoid aco | pionship mfetln<! of 1883, held at Hie old
meetings must be attributed to some cause.              ing, and in this particular he knew of     only two        "My Instructions 10 them have been to re- | shoe.                                                            live-mile tuunini:, which is 23 mid. 30 sec* i". 0 ymplc Club grounds. Center ftieer, Oakland.
   it is .1      known fact that for many year* ;men InAmerica whom he could recommend as j serve their strength for the final spurt, ]
Ihe Olympic Club of iln*      city has liad scarcely   'beiuz competent Instructors.
                                                                                                                                                                             The inaugural opening of the grounds was a
                                                                                                             j and to attain this end they are trained to run grand success and thousands of people who IX Skillmau. who. trom Borne cause or another iThe struggle I'urcrll, iepre«entiuj; the Olympic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                has never appeared at a fames meeting on me fersiein and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for first place lay between Schief-
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any competition at Its field-day meeting*, and             "The great trouble with most of the young j 100 yards at a three-quarter; gait, finishing the witnessed the christening predicted a glorious coast in:first-class condition, ranks next to i Club, and I*.W. MeNear. HiC. Moffatt and W.                                                Itwas about Ilic year 1886 that the athletes
when the championship games were held i: j men who are striving for fame on the cinder 1 Dual twenty-live yards as Strom; as possible. outdoor futnie for the Olympic Club. In fact, iJnlrd with a record of 2S mill. 40 see.


                                                                                                                                                  fjr sprint racing the |
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       : Magee, repiesentlDK the University of Calllor- of ill.- University of California, at Berkeley,
v.a- always a foregone conclusion that Hie Ipath to-day," said Myers, "is that after they By this system of training                                                      everything loosed charming and the crass grew            The 120-yard coast hurdle record Is held by j ma at Berkeley.                                               began to lake an active interest in outdoor          \u25a0

emblem of victory would be easily captured by have, have succeeded in Winning a lace I                   hey Iyoung sprinter is sine to make a .strong tinisl: j high.
 tlie wearers of [be living shoe.                       immediately assume a know-it-all knowledge j 011 (lie day he is called upon to detenu his col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ' Henry 'of.Ilie UitiverMty of California. F. F. The event was won by Schiellersteln, who I aihlellcs. Merlon lo tliat, time had Olympic
                                                                                                                                                                             lor six months subspf]' |pnt to tie opening Foster of the Olympic U;ul>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Previous                 the
                  lie club's beautiful building on of track athletic, which naturally disgusts the on.                                                                    day the athletes or the club took advantage of 1G 1 -. seconds, but                      is credited will) | coveted £2 feet 11 Indies of ground,' Moffat and the                          Cricket club*         matters
   A visit to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       liist-class timers have caught came second wiili21 fee; 0 inches and all of the pretty much their own way. In f.icl they dl-
i'ost  s reft will prove the correctness of this         teachers who me engaged specially to perfect             "There        is one thing which Hie amateur alb- j the favorable opportunities that were ottered him wlieu trial rnuiiing In16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and 10 1-5. Of iother competitors did better than 21 feet. It vided the honors at lield-day and championship                    I
statement. as on the walls will be seen the the athlete Inwhatever branch of athletics he lete must lie careful to 1:1131 d against, and that | for sprinting, lumping, handball nnd lawu-                                      the Olympic sprinters A.Kelter figures next to I willbe many sun's before I lovers of athletic meetings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       lie                                                                          I
Championship colors of each year dating from tins proven, in tils trials, to be the belter tilted I Is over-training. When he perc Ives that bets                         tennis exercises,' and the result was that sev-       Foster,                                                                                                           .Now and th n a university man would sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to                          sport on this coast will witness such crand per-
1886 up to 1891!                                        for.                                                 j growing Male and feels as 'If athle.ic                     eral new mm shot to the front like mushrooms j .Fullerwith 17 seconds list his credit.                                                open competition iv broad : prise Hi,? Cricketers and OiyniDlani by jumping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            heads the            of Olympic Club formances at an
   The athletes rcpiescnilng the University of             "The result of this assumed knowledee leaves i ci-e had no charms for him' ihen it is time ! and developed Into athletes of fame— that is,                               inters for 220-yard       hurdle racing, which jumping.                                                    to Hi? from and winning an event either on
California at Berkeley blurred the escutcheon            the tyro in a position in which he remains until, ; that he should take a few days' rest.                        locally speaking.                                     (tUtnuce he has covered in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27 seconds. A.          'iliroush the kindness of Leader E. A. Kolb the cinders or on the lurf.
of lie club at the last championship meeting, after repeated attempts, lie finally grows dis-                     "I'iactice should be taken thiee times dally, j it was about this time that the craze for box- Kflter Is close up,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with 27 2-5 seconds to ills the following very Interesting sketch of the in-               The cviiit i lon of an exeicising-tracK on
by Capturing the cbamploushlp emblem.                   gusted and retires from active service without viz.: morning, afternoon and evening. Half Ins had begun to lake 1 linn hold upon the mem-                               credit.                                                   door depaitment of the club Is appended.              i "U. C." grounds was, however, a means ot
                                             • defeat                                                                                                                     bers of the club, and. as a matter of course, j Keller n3 the 13-yard mark defeated I'oster
   It is Hardly necc<<n»ry to say thai 111              Having attained the degree of piomlnence on I an hour's exercise at each time Is amply suffi-                                                                                                                                       Ii will be found interesting and instructive. Inducing many.' young collegians of athletic
of the Olympic athletes by the athletic colle- > the cinder* which he so dearly longed for when cient.                                                                    outdoor athletics had 10 play second fiddle to jabout a year ago from scratch by about two I He says: As a general rule, to obtain the hicli- propensities lo "rake to the cinder"," and. a* a
                                                                                                                  "Unless the climate is waim. athletes should I        | the then more exciting sport of fisticuffs, pre- |yards in 2i'.li
gians was a     surprise, which the representatives
of the Olympic Club who had paitlcli>ated In
the games have         no!, as yet, overcome, hence
                                                      ' a clo-e observer of track athletics.
                                                           In reference to the athletes showing up in always wear a Hunt covering over their body 1 sumably because blood will tell.
                                                        poor condition on field dnvs, Myers explained          and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Horace Copptn has held the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       i est proficiency in gymnastics, it Is necessary to le'Mt, between the years of ISBO and 1883
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       \ begin a systematic course of training wtnl,: some of tie la-ten sprinter*, long-ctU'aaoe
                                                                                                                          limbs during practice, and by all means I Gradually inteiesi in the contests held on cin- a number 01 years for one-mile coast record for young. Tor tills purpose the club has e«'.ab> limners and jumpers who liavs donned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       walking. II i                                                                                                             lie
                                                                                                                                                                                              away, until liually itreached                                                         13
their  great anxlsty to again meet tnelr success- i
                                                        In various ways how easy Itwas for a beginner | retire to their dressing-rooms just as soun as ders and turf fell                                                       best time is C nil').48 3-5 tee. James .Jervis \ llshed a class for juveniles which is under the I spliced shoes on this coast represented \u25a0 lie
lul competitors from the classic .halls of to go wrong when, to the latier's way of think-                     exeiebe Is completed,                                      almost a state of desuetude.                           withOmin. 50 sec. and C. M. Yates Jr. with direction or experienced instructors. Al- University, of California at various field-day
Berkeley.                                               in:, he was just doing splendidly.                        "Shower-baths           following practlice In the j Athletes got disheartened and crew careless              7:0.0 are next on (he book of lecoid* to Gofiin. ! though Itlias bi en established but a few years i meeting* with great success.
   Prior i" the great athletic earthquake of last,                                                             open air are not by any means advisable, as at the meager interest that was manifested in                          Jervis holds the coast record tor 3-mile I it now numbers over 250 youths,' the brothers                         W. Macee, Fied MeNear, E. Coke Hill. J. C.
                                                           "1 have frequently seen on the Manhattan
year, which, by l way. has been the menus of Athletic Club grounds of New York," con-
                      lie                                                                                      they chill the system and .sometimes result la | games which should have been witnessed by walking, which is 23 mill. 31 1-5 seconds aid j and relatives of members.                                        Some of the mem- j; Button and 11. C. Moffiltarose from the a»hes,
stirring up a healthy athletic rivalry between !                         runner, ••numbers of youngsters       a si-veie cold which. In a damp climate, may               thousands of people.                                                                                                                                               I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coflin is next beat, with 24 inlu. 14 sec. to his i bers of the juvenile class are nearly as good ! so to speak, and astonished their competitors
the athletes ot I Olympic Club and i col- tinued the beavers day in and day out for an lead to an attach of pneumonia.
                       tie                     he      \u25a0

                                                         training like
                                                                                                                                                                             The boxing boom, like all other booms, ran credit.                                                        ! gymnasts as the older members, and in a few by making wonderful records in track and field
lege-, theie was very little Interest attached to >                 meeting, and when the time arrived for       "A         sponge bath after exercise, followed by a Its race, and eventually became lost to view.               John Purceil, the once famous all-round years it will be found that nine-tenths o-f the events.
outdoor athletics, which pies to prove the athletic                                                      pood towel and. hand rubbing, willassuredly j The members grew tired of the knock-out Irish athlete, who for some years has been a bent gymnasts of the ciub are graduates                                                         M.i^ee retired with records of 10*4 seconds
                                                                     they had either become stale from the
lack of   public support at club meetings was en- ) business                                                   give the belter results.                                   scenes witnessed ni tournaments         and longed prominent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             member of the Olympic Club, has Hip juvenile class.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for 100-yard racing; 24 seconds for 220 yards
         owing to the cne-.slded competitions be-
                                                        effect* of over-training or were too finely druwu                                                                  for some new attraction.
tiiely                                                   to make a successful linlsb when called upon            •T.efore         leaving the dressing compartment                                                              established a coast record               shot-putting      Very few h ye a correct Idea of the number          and 54 seconds for (|tiaitei-mile running.
tween the clubs represented at the champion-                                                                   the athlete should be very careful that the ex-               The stir created by the Universities last season ! which, it Is thought, willstand for many
ship meetings of previous yea?* or since the             for a final spurt."                                                                                                                                                  '                                      for        years of young men who daily practice gymnastics.                 Tied McN-ar retlied with records of 10 4-5
                                                                                                                                         pores has ceased prior to ex- I opened the Olympics eyes to the fact that some- untouched. Purcell's iecoid for the IG-pound In tlie club the gymnasium is never empty, and ! scrorrds for 100-yard sprinting; 23 4-5
time the Merlon Cricket Club disbanded.                    Speaking on long and short distance running, cretion from Ills                                                 thing must be done to drum up the outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             !                                             seconds
                                                                                                               posing himself to the outside atmosphere."                                                                       shot is 38 feet 7 Inches. Next to him are A. during class hours it is no                                       fnr22o-yaid sprinting and 54Vz seconds for
    Now that the Colleges— Stanford ami lieike-          the champion distance-runner         said that from                                                              athletes to action, otherwise the colors of the fettle, with 34 feet 10 inches, and F. F. Foster, every one of the numerous unusual slmit to we ! 440 yards racing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gymnastic devices
lev—have concluded to devote particular atten-          bis Ion;; experience on the cinders he had dis-                                                                   club which have been carried successfully i with 33 feet 2 niches.
tion to athletics this year the future of the covered that the ways of training tor a sprint-                               MUSCLED —
                                                                                                                                    OLYMPIANS.                            through many years of athletic strife, weie              V. N. liakuMcli. who retired from the ama-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and appliances In continuous use. About the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pvmnaslum can be seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E. Coke 11ill polish d off 880 yards In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               very excellent time of 2 iniu. 10 sec, and the
sport a decidedly vigorous appearance, and
                                                        ing race, a middle-distance        race and a long-                                                                                                                                                                            ' side walls of the
                                                                                                                                                                          certain to meet with a deep stain or, defeat In teur Tanks last year to join the professionals, I bers exercising with ihe che«t, shoulder, mem-
                                                                    race, were vastly different.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aim, mi!-; run in 4 inln. 48 sec.
should the students conclude to measure strides i distance                                                       Previous to the completion of the handsome j the very near future.                                             holds the coast record for throwing the 50- \] neck weight", and innumerable other machines I J. C. Button had booked to his credit the fol-
 with the   representatives    of the Olympic Club         "l"or short-distance racing," said .Mr. Myers, and picturesque                  outdoor grounds of the            The   Olympic Club enn truly boast of one pouud weleht. Ills figures are 28
on championship day it can be safely said that "it Is speed and strength that are the primary Olympic Club, situated in the suburbs of Golden | honor, and that Is In having among Us repre-                                                                             feet 1 inch, !especially designed for developing and strength-        lowing r cords, viz. :100 yards. 11 seconds;
 the  gathering on the campus will prove, beyond »equl«ltes.                                                   (late PaiK, the members were very enthusiastic
                                                                                                                                                                        j sentatives men who have equaled the best per- teur. iia remarkable performance for an ama- enini: the different parts of probably a greater ' 220 880 yams seconds; 440 yard', 54 seconds,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Olympic Club has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the body.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     yard,", 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hi 2 mln. 6% sec.
 a doubt, that ;    the »port -loving people ot this       "A runner must have the strength to finish over athletic contents held In the open.                            fnrmauces In the world In tunning and jump-             In reference to Bakullch, John Elliott, of variety of modern machines for ihis kind of                          H. C.
city willalways turn out when spirited compe-           strong and the speed to get away from the                Thousand < of people, club members and their ing. The following Is a brief sketch of Hi.- good whom there Is no better authority on general wotk that) any other gymnasium in the world. j racing Moffitnei>re«enieda the club In liurdle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and established       college reco'd ot
 titions between clubs is assured.                      scratch like a flash, so as to be going under a jI friends, gathered at lield-d.iv meetings held 00 work achieved by the most prominent of the athletics on this coast, says: "Iconsider that | In the center of the lloor Professor Hugo : 18 3-."> second* {or
   The Olympic Club has an advantage winch full head of team at the ten-yard mark. For the grouuds then used by the club iv the ohm's outdoor athletes, dating from the days of : Bakciieu was the maklne of one of the most Belan, the gymnastic instructor, may be seen                                                                                             120 yards over lie sticks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MeNear, Moffitt and Maeee pioved them-
                                                         the quarter and half mile distances a. runner ; vicinity or Oakland.
neither of the colleges possess at tie present
time, and that Is first-class athletic grounds,         must train so a? to develop good lung power,             The events were invariably warmly contested
                                                                                                                                                                          Jack Belcher and Kobert 8. Haley:                                  '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wonderful performers niih the weights I          nave • teaching an advanced class on the horizontal i»lT«-s a dangerous combination In the long-
                                                                                                                                                                             Haley was the first of the club's snort-dis- ever met. and 1 must confess that Hie Olympic bar. On the wrestling mat Professor (ieorge S. Idistance jumping competition*, and at the
which are so conveniently situated that the in the first place, and In the second place he i and the spirit of rivalry that existed between                               tance runueis who had created a sensation in Club MitTered a great loss when that bis and Mlehliui: is kept busy with a host of pupils. meetings in wbtrli they wote the university col-

athletes of the club can reach them inhalf an ! must learn how to gauge his speed, so as to the clubs, which had representatives competing, | Kaslein athletic circles by the announcement                                      able athlete became a professional. When he jj The boxing depaitment is under the able ; ors this event was looked hi on as being sure to


iiour's rids from their club room on Tost have a                         good supply or dash left In case he is' excited the admiration and Interest of ihe spec-
   The athletes of the Stanford University will
                                                                called upon in the final lap to extend himself. ! tat.       .wiio testified their appreciation 9i coo.l
                                                                                                                                                                               of a i»ilornaii<e he had done on the cinders. ] joined Hie club M»knowledge of "athletics was
                                                                                                                                                                               It was tbe Heine of the world's amateur 100-                          so meager that the man actually did not know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   direction of J'tofessorx Waller Watson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Da wiltVan Com r. ana they are kept con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and go to the credit of either one of the trio, as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tlipy were good for 21 feet or over.
not envy the Olympic Club next year, as th»y
                                                                   •'Tlie great mistake made by many young j sport by frequently standing on their «eats and
                                                                runners, and particularly those who train lor I cheering to the echo the men who had achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                --yniil record, which was then 10 seconds.                           how to Handle a weight. By constant piactice.                 tinuously busy        with ambitious pupils. In          Moflittreined In JSSS with a record of 5 feet
                                                                                                                                                                               Haley was a close student to track athletics ihowever, he lmpiuved wonderfully, and 1 Have                                         another part of ilia gymnasium Professor SVi inches fur the runuini; high jump, which
liave made all the necessary arrangements for                   ball-mile races, is tliat they become rattled be- ! victories on the turf or cinder path.
                                                                                                                   |                                                           and there can be no gainsaying the fact tlul he ! seen Mid,after Ills first year's training, throw
the construction of ,in athletic grounds which,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Louis Tronchet Is seen giving iustiuc.ion In ; was conside>ed an excellent performance for a
                                                                fore they have coveted one-third of the distance,       Owing to the delay occasioned         In crossing      was capabe of running a great splint race ! the oG-ponnd weight 32 feet S inches and the                                           fencing to a large class.
when completed, willbe in point of detail the                   and, as a matter of course, they are completely and recro«sirre the bay th» a'M-te* of the                                                                                                                                                                                                               young man who had given his principal atten-
                                                                                                                                                                               when II tor Hie task.                                                 IC-pound hammer 110 feet 3 Indies.                              There cannot be imagined a better place firm tion to lur.Ul • racing.
most perfect athletic park In America. Thus It                  inn out when neaiing the finish.      An athlete      Olympic Club were always praying for grounds                 Joe Ma-tei son was the next best man to                             "When . (i.o very limited experience lie lias
willbe seen that the future of ou'.-door athletic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the club for a young man to spend ins leisure             From 188S to 1592 there came from trie 'ath-
                                                                who Is properly trained, ana whose nerves will on this side of the water which could be more                   Haley, and according to experienced judges had Is considered, Ido not hesitate to say
fport on mis coast has a decidedly brilliant and
liealtliy appearance.
                                                                not become affected by the excitement attend- i readily readied by iho-e who were desirous of                   tlieie was a very small martin between the two | that Ihere is no man iv this country who could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hours. Here he meets only those of good char-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  acter, ami together they study to strengthen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         letic nursery of the "U. C." a new ies;lme of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sprinter?, lone-distance rumors, jiuniers and
                                                                ing a championship contest, can always be de.- i perfecting their condition for any special
                                                                                                                   i                                                           »pilulers at the finish of a hundred.                               !clve htm a beating once he bad familiarized                   their bodies and thus prolong their lives by I weight-putters, namely, E. Hays, T. V.Bake-
   At Ike present time the young collegians are                 pended upon to finish strong.                         event.                                                       Victor E. Schteffersleln came to the front himself with the tricks connected with weight-
 compelled to exercise on the Palo Alto race-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     healthful exerci-e.                                    well. John Bakewell, C. B. Morse, if. T. Wood-
                                                                   "The system of training tor a mile race Is j The club was then deeply Interested in its                      aftt-r Haley's death, and made such rapid Iro- Ipat tine."                                                                           Among jo many accomplished athletes i: Is ; ward. D. Winter and I£. a. Chick.
 track, which lias been titled up in the best
                                                                 pretty much the MUM as employed for middle- >I outdoor representative-, and as a means of en-                 luoveiiient In sprinting, runtime and lonc-dls-                         Louis Hlnz holds the club record for pole-                 difficult to make special m>-ullon; but It any            Mays proved at various games to be the
manner possible for athletic p ractice.                         distance running, with the cxc utlon that dur- , couragement the ofllcers promised the athletes                lance jumping that his friends predicted he was i vaulting for Delphi, which is 0 feet G Inches.
   The athletic representatives of the University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  one I*entitled to i honor of being the best ' club's champion shorr-di«!ance runner, aud re-
 of California have a fairly good track upon
                                                                ing practice the athlete mu>c always keep
                                                                                                                in that the lir t favorable opportunity for ;lie pur-          the coming Mar of the Pacific Coast.                                !John Pared! ranks next to lilnz with 0 feet                                                                                                     I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  uenernl gymnast that the club claims among tiied with a record of 10 1-5 seconds for 100
                                                                mil d the pace he Is cutting out, otherwise lie Is chase or lease of a site would be taken advan-                  They hit the mark, as was afterward proved .4' inches. Puicell's Irish record Is 10 feet                                       Us number' It is John A. Hammersmith.            He 'ad-' sprinting at Berk-ley. 23 seconds for

 which to train at almost any time ot trie year,                very apt to bieakdown Mien contesting for a tage of.                                                           by Schieffei stem's wonderful performances at 7 Inches, a. Keller Is third ou the                                                  Is one of the old members of the club, and 220 yards and r
                                                                                                                                                                               championship meetings. He duplicated Haley's i9 feet 3Vi inches.
us it" surlace Is composed of cinders. Kecords                                                                          The Ilalztu-ttreet ground', whlcli are now                                                                                                                          list with                                                                                    .l<i seconds for 440 yards.
made upon it willnor. however, be accepted by
                                                                                                                      render the                                                                                                                   ;                                                              probably has taken part la more exhibitions              Chief, T. V. Bakewell and John Kakeweli,
                                                                   A« there -are many young athletes on this gime, waswring of the                                             re   i oi mance mi far as -pi Intlne w-is concerned,
                                                                                                                                                promoter* oi the national            -f                                                                V. K. Scbieffersteln ranks first man on ;he                than any other. .Mr. Hammersmith's favorite ;j C. JR. Morse, Woodward and Winter are also
 the Amateur Athletic Union of the United                                                                                            being negotiated for by the club,          and in distance jumping he knockrd all Pacific li«t of running tilsli j iin:i'is with a record of
 State*, :is the track In some respects does not
                                                                co;i«t at present who would, no doubt, gladly ;    I
                                                                                                                   ;      owing to some bad management on tile part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -                                                                               exercl-e is (he horizontal bir, at which he has j gooil at 100-yards sprimins and have records
                                                                pioflt by rood advice from a competent in- j butthe                                                             Coast records veiy fur into the shade.                              5 f>-et 7V4 laches; then comes i;.'J.Hancock                  few equals in skill, grace and daring. Theie ' ranging from 10*4 seconds to 10 4-3 seconds.
  conform with the rules as laid down by the
 union relative to the construction of cinder-
                                                                                                                   i of      commit lee wno had the selection of an
                                                                Mructor. an extract from an article on training. || athletic site la hand th-                                      A. S. Henderson took Sclnefferstelo's place with 5 feet 4% inches, and K.F.Foster with                                         are few sports and games at which he doe? not | Und»r favorable circumstances                Morse, J.
                                                                 written by the once famous athlete, Harry M. session                              grounds now in pos-          when the latter retired from track athletics 5 feet 4 Inclirs. Minz, Keller and Hoffman,                                                                                              j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  excel. Dr. Edward X. Short Is another pood I Bakewell, Chick and Woodward could do the
                                                                Johnson, will he found interesting and In- ! through of fingersbaseball mtgnates slipped
                                                                                                                                      the                                      and by constant alleutlon to sprinting he c.-ii have records of from 5 feet to 5 feel 2 indie".                                    general athlete.      He excels la tumbling and on     --" in 24 seconds. Morse ha- a record b! 52 3 ,i
   The Acme Athletic Club of Oakland Is welt                    structive. He slates:                              1            the           of the committee and was          within out-nfth of a second of the even-time                           Schieffei stein, who was dubbed by his ciub                the horizontal bar. ll* < also a good wrestler seconds for 440 yards running, and Ba-ieweU
awoke In the occasion, and tealizlnti that In the                                                                   j finally lost sight of.
                                                                   ••If you fancy foot-raclne, fir<t find the dis- : A new committee was selected to
                                                                                                                                                                                 figures. Henderson proved himself a good man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mates the Olympic deer, holds the coast                       and one of Hi- most enthusiastic members of and Winter have run the same distance in 54". r
near future outdoor athletics will he a strong                  tance you lire best apt to make your mark.          j favorable location, ami
                                                                                                                                                                hunt up a       Irom CO up to 300 yards.                                            lecord for the tunning broad jump, which Is                   theciuu. J. G. Mansfield Is one of the club's '! seconds.
opponent of the national game for nubile pat-                                                                                                                                      Among the short-distance runners who had 23 feet 2 Va inches and also the championship
                                                                   "To make positive of this, engage the services j In securing a leu years' eventually Itsucceeded                                                                                                                                               best tumblers, horizontal bir and trapeze per- j KiedS. Pneby holds a record of 2:o2^i for
ionai:e. it baa now In the coarse Of construc-                                                                      j
                                                                 of an athlete who has made a success on ihe ; wiilcn was soon                    tease ot a piece of laud,    records of 10V6 seconds were P. Al.                     Wand, of America, which honor he woo iv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1838 at              formers, lie is skillful and daring, and can '\u25a0 880-yard radnz/:
 tion .mi athletic and bicycle grou<id in the                   cinder   path. After a few trials at various dis- |j into beautiful       converted from a sand dune           C. A. JeliececK aud s. V. t'assidy. Sprinters New Yor*.                                                                            always be depended upon to give a good ex- i N. B. Hinkley and D. Waterman are runners
suburbs of Oakland, which, according to the                      tances lie willsoon discover your Miring and j to-day unrivaled
                                                                                                                                        athletic paradise, which stands          who could do between 10 3-5 and 11 seconds                            John Purcell covered 23 teet 11% Inches ot                 hibition. Ad. Hoffmann Is a good general who Will maKe excellent long distance men with
officers of the club, will, when completed, sin-                 weak roluts and will advise you according         :                       in excellence by any of the         were Leonard 111, F. (i. O'Kane, J. O. Kor-                          earth at Ball's bridge. Dublin, Ireland, pre-                 gymnast, his uiectatilea b ins rott-vauitlug i close attention 10 the cinder path. They were
pass Inpoint «ifbeauty and excellence »ny of                                                                          athletic associations on                                                                                                                                                                                                                         s
 the many famous athletic grounds <>[ America.                     "Before encasing In athletic practice of any i of the Rocky Mountains. lie west or east sides               tick, A. Mahouey and M. Schweitzer.                                   vious to his departure lor this country, but for             and long jamptnc. Alfred Hnber Is always , good last year for 2:05 for die naif, but have
                                                                kind the tyro should have the advice of a physi-                                                                  Joe Ma stetson, who for some years past has pome unexplained reason the record was not                                          leady to climb to Ibe top of the Inchest i Improved since.
   wit.'i first-class exercising grounds in Oak-                                                                         Wii-n ihe grounds were completed the boys             been itionint: in Australia under the name of allowed by the association
land, Berkeley, l'alo Alto and this city, tiiere                cian as to his physical condition. Itsometimes         who love to gambol on the green or cut a dash                                                                                                                   under whose                pyramid gioup. lie lias been top nun on j I'heby. Bancroft and Powell are the club's
                                                                happens that the training uecessiry to success j                                                               Galley, was considered the fastest (Illy and auspices lie was competing. The subject is now                                        the ladders lor years, and his agility and daiin; able representatives          In the lone-distance
 dhould ceitainly spring from the ranks of the                  on the cinder path Is very Injurious to young                                                                  seventy-live yard runner the club has ever had. under consideration by the Gaelic Amateur                                          cannot bj excelled. Charles F. Morel Is an events. Pheby can get over a mile of ground in
 vartm:* athletic clubs and association* an                     men whose lungs are not thoroughly round,                                                                          B. 3. Haley's coast record of 22*i               seconds          Athletic Association, and probably i.i its an-               accuti!|ili-lied general gymnast. lie Isasyro-
army of allround athletes thai can be depended                                                                                          John Purcell.
                                                                and, as previously stated, to avoid any bad re-                                                                for 220 yards flat rac ne still stands unbeaten.                     nual meeting the record willbe allowed.                       inetiically and powerfully built youii^ man. and
upon In case of an athletic invasion fioni                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Robert S. Haley.
 foieiji! parts, to uphold the houorsot                         sults that may accrue from a hard course of                                                                    At the opening of the Olympic Grounds Scuief-                           It willbe remembered that SciileOersteln ran               Is Invaluable as giouudmin in grouulng and
                                        California              athletic exercise the advice of a competent                                                                    fer.-itm made a grand attempt to equal it,but 100 yards in 9 4-5 recouds at Si. Louis under                                        \u25a0umb'lni:. On the trapeze and horizontal bar

In the various departments           of outdoor                                                                                                                                 failed, owlnc to a strong wind which was the auspices of the St. Louis Athletic Club                                              he is daring and clever. CJ. Schuster is a
 athletics.                                                     physlclm is decidedly necessary. In"fact Indis-
                                                                pensable.                                                                                                      blowing directly In his face. He ran the dis-                         about three years sen. When the announce-                    valuable member on exlnbiilmi night*. lie li
   It Iras been remarked time and again by                        \u25a0'Alter partaking nt a purgaiive so a« to pre-                                                          tance, however, in 23 1-5 seconds, which time ment of this great performance reached New                                           a good general gymnast, and has won many
 athletes who hive become famous on ill- cin-                   pare and condition Hie system for a course of                                                                  Is as cood as Haley's, considering how he was York the Eastern Association or American A.                                           prizes at open competition. Georce C. IIou«e
 ders ami who have mads athletics a study for                   training, the runner should remain quiet for                                                                   handicapped.         Other Olympic Club sprinters                     A. Association would not recognize It, simply                is ano'.her good pet former. His specially is
 years, that one of the great drawbacks notice-                 three days ann then commence practice by                                                                       who attempted to lower Haley's time were: A. because R was not done at ihelr raectln'jr.
 able in college athletics on this coast Is the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   teats of arm strength, at which he excels. P.
                                                                taking short and easy jogs over a moderately                                                                    S. Henderson, who<e record Is 23 1-3 seconds;                          At ihe time the union refused to acknowledge               I*. Bernbard Is a Very clever c!ub-swinger,
                                                                •oft track, so as not to brine on a stillness and                                                              Horace Haws, with 23 2-5 . seconds; W. Siine, Schleffersteln's temarkable performance on the                                       tnmbltr, wrestler and fencer. .'. S. J. Otto,
                                                                Forene«s of the limbs which Is sure to follow                                                                  23 2-5 seconds, and P. M. Wand, C. A. Jelle-                                                                                        although he die! no; bejtiu systematic exerci«liiK
            Captain John Elliott.                                                                 "
                                                                the liftfew days' exercise.                                                                                    neck. S. V. OaMWf and I.G. O"Kane, all of                                C. A. Fernald's Way ot Starting.                          uutil.a few years ago, ii.i« by p TsUlent practice
                                                                   ••Even upon a soft track more or less soreness                                                               whom made 23 3-6 seconds.                                                                                                         become an excellent c!ub-»wlueer, wrestler and
                                                                 will be felt, which, if too annoying, can be                                                                      The coast record for tha 440-yard spint of                                                                                      trai pze t erformer. Ileniy S. Kuss. a graduate
                                                                alleviated by warm salt-waier baths.             Too                                                            50 3-5 second*, made by John T. >Belcher                                                                                          of the juvenile class. Is rapidly becoming one
                                                                 much salt-water bathing mnst be avoided, how-                                                                 .\u25a0-eveial years ago, t-i illremains at the head of                                                                            of the bi-«t gymnasts in ibe club. He is very
                                                                ever, as it lends to weaken the alhlete, who re-                                                                the lint, mid It is doubtful if it will ever be                                                                                    clever on Hie horlzon'al bar and has few equals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ;                   '
                                                                 quires ml the strength he can possibly muster,                                                                bickeu by an Otympian. The athletes who                                                                                            at his weight In wrestling. Blward Stack Is            \u25a0

                                                                for eitbe.- short or long distance racing.                                                                     have attempted to set close to it are: S. V.                                                                                       another graduate from the juvenile class and
                                                                   "If trainlne for a sprint nee. which means                                                                  C.ivsiily, 511 :. m-c; W. Slme, 51 3-5 sec; A. S.                                                                                   promises 10 excel at napeze tumbling and hori-
                                                                 any distance from 50 up to 300 yards, the first                                                               Henderson, 52:       «i\sec.; C. A. .lelleneck. 52»i                                                                               zontal bar pertoruaacML          George KcKliardt,
                                                                 thing necessary 10 learn la speeding from the
                                                                mark. A sprinter who Is slow id broking
                                                                                                                                                                                sec. J. C. Knrllck, P. M. Wind. A. Mahoncy
                                                                                                                                                                               and T. U. O'Kane are cieaited with haviui;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  another ex-juvenlie. is a clever wceattrr, boxer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and general gymnaNt. .1. M. Brewer Is an ex-
                                                                 away seldom attains success In short-distance                                                                 done 54 -cc.                                                                                                                       pert wrestler and a good a!l arouud sym-
                                                                  racing.                                                                                                                  ten McAitbur. who is the i     resent captain                                                                          nast. 3. T. Stack has pioven dims If to be one
                                                                   •To cultivate speed from the scratch the inn-                                                               of the outdoor athlete;, holds the coast jrecord                                                                                   of the t)p«t tumblers that ever exercised in the
                                                                                                                                                                                for half-mile niuutog. Hip lime for tha dis- '                                                                                     club, fie baa few equals even among she
                                                                     must »el' in front of the pistol fires aud                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  best
                                                                practice to spring fiom either the right or left                                                                tance is 2:03 3-5 sec. .' Next on the list to Me- '                                                                               profrs«.|onat«. And Henjamin Uopner. the In-
                                                                foot, no as to be at all times ready
                                                                                                        to take a                                                               Arthur are: P. 1). Skiliraan, 2:04; : M. 1..                                                                                      iniitsble Benjamla . Ho^iirr, what could the
                                                                position on th- mark facing his opponent.                                                                      Ksptnosa, 2:05; W. 11. Toomey, 2:U5; W. A.                                                                                         Olympic Club do without him. A Qnisheil ath-
                                                                   "When training college athletes how to get
                                                                away, 1 have always made it a point to hays a
                                                                                                                                                                               Scoit, 2:0.'. 4 ;John P. O>»en>. 2:O6Vi ;U. C.
                                                                                                                                                                               Cassidy. 2:O7Vi ;i>v X.McC»w. 2:08. ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lete In every branch of indoor snort, a genial.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hale fellow well-met on all occasion.", liked by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     f liij |

                                                                [:i-t runnrr act as coach. • By                                                                                    Bert CofUu. who has only receully put In an                                                                                    all. envied     by none, for years past
                                                                                                   this system 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           his nuUc*
                                                                found that ithe i beginner Improved all th-                                                                     appearauce on ihe cnid~r«. ran in his first tilal                                                                                 as .1 clown, at which be Is unexcelled, have Kept
                                                                more ,rapidly :  »nd to have- con-                                                                       tills season the 880 yards In 2:10%:' As he Is                                                                                   ibf spectator* in a mar of Uugltler, ana his ad-
                                                                fidence In his ability to defeat the men whom                                                                    young sad Inexperienced, i his friends predict
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  veut on the gymnasium floor is the j-lguat for
                                                                be was booked to meet In college competition.                                                                    that inside of a year lie jwill reach :the coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                          \u25a0                                                                                                  the vinoal breaking up of the class, as no one
                                                                  "When sufficiently trained on the mark to get
                                                                                                                                                                                record. :                                                                                                                        can do anything properly while ''watching him.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Koliirt MrArthur, also holds tli coist record                                                                                     On exhibition iilahn he never hesitates to do
                                                                away Instantly will) the iei;ort of tbe pistol, so                                                               fur nuic ruuuiu^, hn^iiia^^i win. 40 4-0 sec.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         wuicli is 4 IhininiiinM(iiiiiniintiia>iii                                                                whatever ne can Jor tte benefit of the club, aal
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