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JOHN H. SHEEHAN MEETS DEFEAT. Shi Franci-co. Cal.. March 11. After a long s. lies of victories John II. Siio.h.in. the sensalional sprinter in the stable of J. M. Crane, finally met defeat in tile BaaMra Handicap at Oakland today. The horse w;:s a heavily backed odds-on favorite. tter considerable delay at the |« st lie g..t away Rj ing. but Thistle Belle quickly joined issue with him. Cloudligiit. taken off the earlj pace, daaei fast in the final ipiarter antl won b loss liiau a least* from G-iKcsca. which was net ridd-Mi l.i Im-sI advantage hv A iitleiS4.li. With ■ ■troager ri.br. the Tate filly would doubt leal baa* v..i liki ii. s eefeaa aall badly and was iH-alen far third I v bv Thistle BeOe. Ideal went lei prevailed and the track had dried out well. Much money passed in the making of wagers. but many lien .is continued |u use the credit system. to which they have hwoiilc acciistomt d. Bella proved a aararlae la winning the oiH-niug dash at • Ids "f IS to I. Siiver Line h-d all the nay and won Ike third li"in Diie Dixon, which MBaVred bj terft-rellce. . A. Biaie ii -hipped his string to New Vork thi- •etiing. He has Turret. I rank Riihslalb i . ladar Oiiiiri aid Kl O-o. Iii the same ear II. •■ p.-dweii si ipped Elizaixth Harwood. Gllbetl Boar and I. c. It. J T- baa l-ought Silver Knight.