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Poughkeepsle. X. V.. June Pennsylvania
■wins, Wisconsin is a magnificent second, Cornell
a fast weakening third. Columbia a strong
fourth, lapping the Ithaca n shell, and George
town about four lengths in the rear.
In the freshman race Wisconsin is victor by a
good, clear margin; Pennsylvania squeezes into
second place by making: a most wonderful spurt
nt the very finish, which carried her only a few
feet ahead of Cornell. So fearfully close was
the finish that almost all the onlookers thought
Cornel! had won second place, as her crew had
led the Pennsylvania freshmen all the last mil".
The 'varsity race was certainly the hottest
and most exciting ever seen on the Hudson
River, with a fourth mile finish that was fairly
hair raising. For full three-quarters of the long
four-mile stretch on the Hudson. Pennsylvania,
"Wisconsin and Cornell were practically on even
terms. When these three great crews passed
beneath the bridge the Quakers were slightly In
the lead, but either of the other two was with
in spurting distance of the van and the struggle
had been so fearful, so heart breaking, that no
one would have been surprised to see all three
eights weaken perceptibly on the homestretch.
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, however, kept
up tee pace, and mad* it even hotter. No. 2 in
the Quaker shell caught a crab, but the crew
recovered beautifully, and spurted to the front.
Cornell, however, weakened badly. The Btern
nf the boat seemed suddenly to go to pieces, and
the crack Ithaca craft lost a length in a dozen
strokes. Pi'ie by side Pennsylvania and Wis
consin passed cleanly to the fore, and fought
the last half mile between them. Cornell
dropped further astern, and Columbia, making
a came finish, rushed the prow o* her shell up
foot by foot until it lapped Cornell's stern.
fleorg'etown, who put up a plucky fight for over
two mile?, wae badly distanced at the finish, but
trnsnrfl th«* line gamely and steadily.
With five 'varsity crews in the contests, the
thousands who had Journey £*' to this spot had
looked for some redhot I oat racing, but the
actual performance surr*R«eu 'he most glowing
pictures that the Imagination had conjured. All
The snwu escept Columbia got away In good
Style for the first quarter of the race, and the
raw oarsman from Georgetown were distinctly
in the game, but It was clearly to be seen that
the ultimate struggle, the final supreme effort
for the mastery, lay among Pennsylvania. Wis
consin and Cornell. These thre«» crews all took
turn? 'n leading down the course, and It was a
dinp-dong struggle of the loudest kind. Spurt
aft^r Fpurt did all three crews make that car
ried f-ach cne in succession to the van. Then
one of the others would hit up the pace and gain
Presented by Louis 1,. Seaman, Cornell.
the lead, only to lose it when the third of the
trio put on steam and Jumped ahead.
People on the observation train were yelling
and shouting and Jumping up and down in their
excitement, and when, for a Dew brief momenta
sust before the third mile, the observation train
passed out of view of the raeen, the suspense
was intense. How eyes were strained to catch
that first glimpse of the shells as they came
leaping under the great arches of the bridge!
"Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania! 'Rah for old
Pennsylvania!" was the cry as the razorlike
prow of the Quaker boat appeared through the
opening. Wisconsin was close behind, but Cor
nell was faltering. An eighth of a mile further
on and the pace had become too hot for the
Itbacan boat* but the Western men were stick
ing like leeches to the Philadelphians, and in a
superu exhibition of gameness crossed the finish
Use still lapping the Quakers' shell. Thus for
the second fear in succession have the brave
men from the West gained renown by their
BftsnflM work, while Pennsylvania, for the third
jrear, shows a clean pair of heels to her old time
rowing rival, Cornell.
The four oared race was not rowed at all. to
the great disappointment of the crowds here.
This race could have been brought oft right with
proper management, but in point of fact the
managers of the races aro not hein«r congratu
lated too heartily to-night. It may be admitted
that the river was somewhat rough, and that
the 'varsity race must be properly postponed
until almost 7 o'clock, but for the four oared
race, which was of comparatively small Im
portance, so far as having perfect weather con
dltions was concerned, the water was amply
smooth at 5 o'clock. Both that and the fresh
men's struggle could have been rowed between
then and the 'varsity race. Such an arrange
ment would have given to the crowd interest
and excitement during the three hours in which
it had to oc-upy the soft pine boards of the
observation cars, and would have enabled a
trial to be made of the four oared crews.
Ar It is. that race was dropped out entirely,
while the freshman race which did not start
until S o'clock, was practically rowed in the
dark. Then there was a fearful scramble of the
tors to gel aboard their trains for out of
town points, while the clumsy ferryboats which
cross from Highland to Poughkeepsie were
from the gunwales to the flagstaff, and
were so slow that they did not begin to land
their dusty, tired and hungry passengers across
the river until 9 o'clock. People put up good
naturedly with unavoidable annoyances, but at
gTeat public regattas they expect the best man
agement that foresight can provide.
There are two men here to-night, aside from
the members of the winning crews, whose caps
contain long, waving and resplendent feathers.
They are Ellis Ward, coach of the Pennsylvania
Brews, and •Andy' O'Dea. of the Wisconsin
eights. Two years ago Ward's 'varsity eight
won at Saratoga. Last year his 'varsity eight
was victor here, and his four oared crew as
well. To-day the Quaker 'varsity is again at
the top of the heap, and her freshmen win great
credit by beating out Cornell for second place
when the fight looked hopeless. ODea is hav
ing civil things said about him, because last
year's Wisconsin 'varsity, coached by his pupil,
McConnell. made a splendid fight and won
second honors. This season it made an equally
close bid for first place, while the -Wisconsin
freshmen won their race right at the start.
If Ward and ODea are feeling pretty happy
to-night, Charles Courtney, Cornell's coach, is
decidedly unhappy. Cornell, always known as
a rowing college, the conquerors in former years
of Tale and Harvard, to lose three races in suc
ce«»ion to Pennsylvania! It is highly disturb
ing to Cornell men. Moreover, the Cornell
senior eight to-day did exactly what Courtney
said they would not do. They fell down in the
fourth mil*. Said Courtney last night: "I don't
say that my boys are going to win the race, but
I do say that they will row the fourth mile
faster than the flrßt three." That is just what
they did not do. The pace became far too fast
for them. It is said that they were overtrained.
That is quite possible; at any rat<\ they could
not keep up with the beef in the other two
boats. Pennsylvania's eights, on the other
hand, showed great stamina. Gardner, the
stroke, set a heartbreaking pace, and net a
man in the boat failed to respond in great
shape when spurting across the finish line and
winning in good condition, strong enough, in
fact, to row back up the course at a good clip.
The thousands of racegoers who spent the
night at Poughkeepsie awoke this morning to a
cloudless sky, but to a strong fear that the
raws would have to be postponed, for in the
track of the brief storm that swept across the
river and the city Just before midnight came a
strong wind from out of the West, that waxed
more powerful as the morning waned. The
river was churned up into a choppy sea, the
whitecaps showed grimly here and there, and
the conditions looked anything but promising.
The foliage of the river banks had been washed
by recent rains till it shone a vivid green, and
the atmosphere was so clear this morning that
one could gaze far up the river and at the va
rloas boathouses in sight here and there catch
glimpses of the college oarsmen busy about their
morning tasks.
Many yachts and sailing craft crept silently up
the river In the course of the night, and this
morning v.ere lying at anchor, stretched from
the finish line a mile up the course to the big
bridge. Among the fleet were the yachts Elba,
Emble and Gretchen, the referee's boat, and
many others.
High in air a busy party was perched on the
bridge, arranging for the signals which were to
be glv*n, showing at each mile of the 'varsity
race the status of the crews, if Cornell should
be in the van at thf end of the first mile, two
bombs were to be exploded to let the multitudes
waiting three miles below, at the finish line,
know how the contest was waging. One bomb
was to indi'-ate Columbia's leadership, and other
numbers in the fame way for the other crews.
As the morning wore <">n th>> streets filled rap
idly. Xot only did each rVain and steam craft
bring Its load, but 'he farmers from all over
Dutches County . arne ltimb^rins into town
with th^ir families for the day, reckless of the
fact that haying time is at hand. The collegi
ans guyed the farmers, and the tillers of the
soil poked fun at the university youths, all with
equal good nature.
"Now. ain't that too bad; that young feller's
cold," remarked a farmer from Wappingers
Falls, pointing with his whip at a natty Colum
bia youth, a paragon of elegance, who was
strolling along with his hands thrust deep into
his trousers pockets. "That boy ought to have
a muff to warm his hands In," pursued the com
passionate farmer; "and Just look at his
breeches, too; turned four Inches, and we ain't
had a mite of mud here for a week."
Wisconsin** rooters came out stronger than
ever this morning, and declared so!->mn!y that
both the 'varsity and freshman trophies were
going to be borne West this year. They de
clared that they had straight tips that instead
of betas; overtrained, the oarsmen from Madi
fcon had not had enough work. Nevertheless,
there warn little Wisconsin money In sight.
Cornell, however, struck town late last night,
and was up with the lark this morning,
seeking for tender morsels In the way of tempt
ing wagers. They could not pick up much, hut
they covered promptly about all the even money
that Pennsylvania cared to put up.
The crowds at the Nelson House grew denser
ac noon approached, and alumni of forty years'
standing mingled excitedly with the superior
undergraduates, who favored them with the trup
story of the coming Struggles. All day lons and
a thousand times over the races were rowed up
and down the corridors of the hotel, the start
usually being made at the front entrance and
the finish being laid close up against the bar.
The prowess and the fine points of each crew
were set forth, elaborated and argued with such
legal-like ability that it seemed as if each youth
must soon become a second "Father William,"
Who, it may be remembered, described how in
his youth he
Took to the law. and argued oach case with my
wife ;
A?id the muscular strength that it gave to my jaw
Huf lasted the rest of my life.
As early as 1 o'clock, though the first race
was not scheduled until 4 p. m., the tide of spec
tators began to pet toward the river, and the
liu'e ferryboats that puff across to Highland
were jammed full on every trip. The officials
for the race made their arrangements in good
time. They were as follows:
Referee— Richard Armstrong, rale. Official time
keeper—Evert .Janser Wendell. Harvard. College
pera— Walton L. Oakley, Coiui
( ; s ofleld Cornell; W. K. Johnson, ■
a H. Patterson, Pennsylvania; Frederick
Bfi wn. W _
.. ree'a boat— Hiram Thomas, co-
Charlea S Francis, I ■ »i (1 «• Zap
: Dr. Charli a S. Potts, Pennsi l-
E E. Haskin, Wisconsin.
c at the Bni»h— Fred k. Fortmeyer.
• ■ fudges at the finish -\V H il

vania ; Wi ' . onsln.
There was disappointment In store for the
thousands that had began hustling across the
nver to Highland about noontime. They were
determined to be on hand for the first race, the
four oar, at 4 o'clock, but they did not count
upon waiting more than two hours for it. When
the time came the water was too rough, and It
was announced that the first race would be the
'varsity struggle, at 6 o'clock.
Meantime down at the finish lay the sharp
prowed yachts, decked with college flajrs and
swinging downstream with the ebb. The steam
ers Grand Republic and Richard Peck, black
with excursionists, were close at hand, manteu
vring for good positions at the finish. The
tracks on the west bank of the river wore
black with people at 4 o'clock, tha hour set for
the four oared race, but the long excursion
train that lay In a curve of the shore down the
river did not get in motion until a quarter after
the hour. Then it was filled in a twinkling with
the impatient crowds. The collegians were
pretty much scattered, but rallying cries for the
different clans went up here and there, and soon
developed into regular cheering. The Pennsyl
vania freshmen stood on their float as the train
passed by and cheered their comrades. Out in
the stream the General McDonald, an aged and
decrepit river craft, was lustily towing a float of
picturesque canal boats toward the sea. followed
by a freight laden sloop with weatherbeaten
sails, careening to the breeze that struck freshly
on the east side of the river.
There was a long wait at the two mile flag.
The high west banks protected the course a
trifle from the wind, but it was still strong
enough to make the water very choppy, and
at 4:45 p. m. the referee's boat steamed up
alongside the observation train and announced
that both the four oar and freshman races
would be postponed, the first race being the
'varsity at 6 o'clock.
This left a gap of over an hour to while
away. The usual venders of novelties in the
food and diink line seemed to spring up out of
the ground like a flash and did their best to
beguile away the moments for the waiting
tralnload. It turned out, too, to be a most
favorable opportunity for the men whose money
"burned" to flnd Its way from their pockets into
the other fellow's. Anxious students of the law
of chances hurried to Invest their money, for
there was no use In saving It foi» the lesser
races, and for a time there was a brisk lot of
betting done. As usual, most of It was between
Cornell and Pennsylvania on even terms.
If it was tedious waiting for the crowd it must
have been even more ho for the Wisconsin fresh
men, who lay on a tloat out at the two mile
starting point. ODea, the coach, was with
them to keep up their spirits, but it was chill
waiting for the youngsters. The breeze mean
time was quieting down a good deal. It was
6:05 p. m. when the Quakers, the first crew to
come out, took to their shell, and received a
round of cheers. They paddled out past the
train, but just then a big night boat, the
Onteora, came paddling up the river, despite
the alleged police arrangements, and sent such
a swell wallowing across the river as threat
ened to break Pennsylvania's frail paper shell
squarely In two.
The picture at the start was one to be remem
bered. The rays of the sun, which had sunk
behind the western banks, lighted up the east
ern hills, but the river lay a rippling gray in
the fading light. Along the east bank crawled a
long freight train, motley, nondescript and pict
uresque with Its many-hued old cars. Far to
the south was the dim blue wall of the High
lands, stretching- across the bend of the river.
Light clouds, their fringes tinted with deepen
ing hues, floated across the sky, and under it all
lay the long observation train, a many-colored
ribbon, stretching for a quarter of a mile along
the brown and seared western shore.
The Cornell 'varsity had the course nearest
the west shore. Then came Pennsylvania,
Georgetown. Wisconsin and Columbia in the
order named, the last eight furthest out in the
stream, and supposedly most favorede by the
ebb tide, which was strong. The wind had
quieted down so that the water was nearly
At the pistol shot the shells leaped forward,
but Cornell got plainly the best of the start,
while Columbia got under way miserably,
and by the time the eights had settled down to
a steady gait was two lengths behind all the
others, including Georgetown. Wisconsin was
rowing that fast, swinging stroke that swept the
boat ahead at a rapid rate. Cornell's stroke was
below that of either of her chief rivals. - She
swung along steadily and evenly, not splashing
a drop, and giving a good exhibition of the Cor
nell stroke in Its perfect form.
It early became plain that the race was going
to be a hard one. a record breaker for closeness
and constant spurting. At the half mile flag
Cornell led by about half a length over Wiscon
sin, while the Quakers were third and George
town an oKcellent fourth. All four boats were
lapping, but Columbia was a length In the rear.
11 was at this point that Gardiner, Pennsyl
vania's lively little stroke, began that series of
spurts which finally landed his boat as winner.
Wisconsin met the Quaker spurt stroke for
stroke. They , both did some splashing, but
they cut down Cornell's lead perceptibly.
Georgetown had now begun to weaken, while
Columbia was doing much better and no longer
dropping further behind the procession.
In this order the struggling crews swept
along to the mile flag marking the flrat quar
ter of the long stretch. Just before the flag
was breasted those long-armed, long-legged
men from the West crawled up even with Cor
nell, Pennsylvania being a short quarter length
behind them both. Georgetown still clung on
tenaciously three-quarters or a boat behind the
Philadelphia craft, and many were the ex
pressions of admiration that the Georgetown
men could stay so long ir. such fast company.
"Spurt, spurt, spurt!" cried Wisconsin's
coxswain, and his valiant eight let out a link
or two and galloped ahead of Cornell. Penn
sylvania sprinted up even, and then Wisconsin
hit it up once more.
'"Wisconsin leads! Wisconsin wins!" was the cry
echoed across the river as the mighty men from
Madison led the way for the first time In the
race. Ward's men were only a few yards be
hind, and they were a half length better than
Cornell, who ha 1 dropped back near George
town. Cornell was taking a brief respite, but
it was not for long, for at the one-and-one-half
mile point the Ithacans let out a beautiful spurt
that in twenty strokes carried her up again on
even terms with the leaders. Wild cheers for Cor
nell broke loose, and set the observation train
rocking from side to side with the swaying of
the excited cbeerers. Then it was Pennsyl
vania's turn for glory again, and the old paper
shell, the only one used to-day, leaped ahead of
Cornell and Wisconsin in a twinkling. It was
only a quarter lenyth, but it was the lead.
Two miles past and feone. and the race half
over. All three of the leaders had been row inK »
stroke of thirty-six and sometimes as high as
thirty-eight, a gait that is almost unknown in
a four mile race, ft seemed as if they must let
up oi collapse. Yet they did neither. The
Quaker shell was In the lead, but only enough
to Bay so, while Wisconsin and Cornell were on
exactly even terms. Georgetown was now two
lengths behind, and was being rapidly over
hauled by Columbia. Though the New-York
youths were now doing steadier work, It was
quite apparent that they had forgotten Hanlar. s
instructions, and. In the excitement of the
struggle, as had been predicted, were trying on
a little of all the various strokes that they have
labored with this year.
As steadily as If on a practice pull the Cornell
shell jogged along in the third mile of the Jour
ney, and the prediction wae freely made that
the Ithacans' perfect form would eventually
bring them out winners, but people did not know
the stuff that was In the other boats. At the
two anrl nne-quartfr miles a perfect howl of de
light went up from the Pennsylvania rooters,
for the R^d and Blue boat suddenly Jumped
ahead and took a third from both Wisconsin and
Cornell in a dozen strokes. The Cornelians did
no hurrying, but lengthened out the stroke a
bit, passed Wisconsin and cut Pennsylvania's
lead to a mere sixth of a length.
"Cornell. I yell. I yell, Cornell!" rang out, and
the people in lied and White looked a little re
lieved, but jupt before the third mile mark
Pennsylvania, whose capacity for sudden spurts
seemed unending, rushed ahead and seized the
lead from Cornell. Wisconsin followed quick as
a flash, and Cornell dropped behind them both,
never again to get in the coveted lead. Colum
bia drew up and passed Georgetown, making
firm her grip on fourth place.
Now came the fourth and last mile of the
mighty struggle, and the pace grew killing.
Somebody In the bow of Pennsylvania's boat
slipped a slide, and the shell instantly lost a
half length, but the oarsman righted his seat,
and the boat swept on. Then No. 7 of the Cor
nell boat buddenly caught a crab, the whole
shell quivered, faltered and dropped behind in
a flash, so fast was the pace. Cornell's shell
was out of tha running for good, and it had
narrowed down to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,
Between these two aeta of glanta the battle
was fought out In a few minutes more, each
moment filled with some Incident of breathless
Interest to the gazing thousands. On the last
stretch of a quarter rnlle Pennsylvania entered
with a short quarter length over Wisconsin. To
cut down that slight lead the Wisconsin oars
men made one long spurt at top speed, and once
it looked a<3 if they were about to succeed. But
the Quakers had some reserve still within them,
and 1n the last dozen strokes, simply throwing
every ounce of their strength into the great
sweeps, they slowly forged ahead and made their
lead two-thirds of a length: and, so rowing- and
atrrsglint;-, the two crews crossed th? finish line,
amid a salvo of guns and an ovation of cheers
and applause from every side. Cornell was
almost cix lengths to the rear, just ahead of
Columbia, with Georgetown about four lengths
The official time of the crews for the four
miles was:
Pennsylvania 19:44*» Columbia 20:06H
Wisconsin 19:-I6«ti i Georgetown 20: ie lBl B
Cornell 2l>:<H*ii|
The makeup of the crews was as follows:
Position. Name. Class. Age. Height. "W>JKht.
How— L.. Kintzlng '00 21 5.11% I*3
No. 2 — S. Crowther '01 20 B.o© 101
No, 3— E. L,. Davenport '01 22 8.114 I*2
No. 4— G. Q. Allyn *03 20 B.OOV* 173
No. 6 — Fred Stehle '01 28 6.10 171
No. 6 — J. B. Snover (captain) '00 24 Ml 170
No. 7— Arthur Flickwlr "01 21 6.11 173
Stroke J. P. Gardiner '01 23 5 064 153
Average— Age, 214. height, 6.114: weight, 1644.
Coxswain — I* J. Smith "01 21 6.03 102
Bow— A. P. Alexander '00 24 5.08 133
No. 2— L. C. Street '01 23 6.11 15«
No. B— \V. K. Herrick '00 22 5.11 154
No. 4— S. C. Welsh '02 20 6.02 183
No. 6—6 — J. Gibson '02 22 6.02 176
No. 6—6 — C. Sutherland.... '00 20 5 11 170
No. 7 — A. R. Anderson (cap.) "00 22 6.00 172
Stroke — U. A. Williams '00 22 6.11 15i!
Average— 21 10-12; height. 5.11 Vi: weight. 164 V*.
Coxswain — J. G. Dillon "00 21 03 10«
Substitute— W. F. MoflUt... '02 20 5.11 160
Substitute— S. C. L«ounsbury. '01 21 6.00 160
Bow — S. W. Hartley " "01 21 6.11 154
No. 2— H. E. Vanderhoef.... '01 23 6.00 150
No. 3— A. S. Petty '02 21 6.11 156
No. 4— R. W. Benrdilee '00 23 6 114 152
No. 5 — C. B. Small wood '00 22 6.11 103
No. O—J.0 — J. M. Francis '02 21 5.11 161
No. 7— W. C. Dalzell (capt.) '00 22 5.11 - 161
Stroke — It. W. Robblns "01 20 5 00 162
Average — Age. 81H; height. 5.10H; weight. 161.
Coxs- — G. E. Long '02 21 5.06 107
Bow— R. P. Jackson '02 10H 8.07H 142
No. 2— II. R. Hurt '01 21 6.09H 100
No 3— R. R. Coffin "03 18 0.00 1 * 160H
No. 4— X. F. Irvine '02 204 6.00 162,4
No. 5—5 — P. Nash '01 21 5.0U4 1704
No. 6— N. P. Vulie '02 20 6.01 185
No. 7—7 — H. Falconer '01 204 5.11 mo
Stroke — TV. MacKay '00 23 5.104 * 161
Average— Age. 20 5-12; height. 10 7-12; weight,
Coxswain— M. G. Bojrue '00 194 8.07 120
— W. I* Hirst '02 20 6.004 158
No. — M. V. I^nnne .a 18 6.01 -.57
No. a— v B. Mugruder "03 18 6.01V4 155 '
No. 4— M. A. Russell '03 IS 6.01 134
No. 5— J. P. B. Duffy '01 21 6.01 167
No. 6— J. T. Lynch '03 21 6.00 170
No. — Percy Houghton '01 23 tVOI 170
Stroke — F. J. Kerns (capt.).. "03 21 5.11 171
Averages— Ate. 20: height. 6.00%; weight. 164
Coxswain — C. Kernan '01 20 6 05 114
Substitute — E. C. Fassm... *03 21 " 5.01)4 141
Substitute— S. A. Douglas... '01 21 6.10 144
Poughkeepsie. N. V.. June 30— It was dark
when the referee announced that he would start
the freshman race. The "Wisconsin juniors had
been waiting in the Pennsylvania boathouse
during the 'varsity race, and were the first lot
Of juniors on the water. Cornell, hastened by
the referee, came down from her quarters around
the elbow, above the start of the four mile
course, and the crews were lined up ready for
the wot i.
At the pistol Cornell might the water first
and rowed thirty-five strokes to the minute.
Wisconsin was almost as quick, but the strong
thirty-six stroke of the Badgers pulled them in
front, and Pennsylvania and Columbia were
making brilliant efforts for second place. After
the crews settled down to an easy stroke Wis
consin was a length in the lead of Cornell and
a quarter of a length ahead of Pennsylvania.
At the hall mile Wisconsin and Cornell were
pulling thirty-six strokes to the minute, Colum
bia pulling thirty-five and Pennsylvania thirty
six. Cornel] and Columbia were side by side
at this time, and this was the only time that
Columbia was in the race. Wisconsin had three
quarters of a length lead on Pennsylvania, and
in a short time the Badger* put on another
spurt and pulled out of the bunch entirely. They
were never headed after leaving the half-mile
mark. Cornell came up with Pennsylvania, and
Columbia crept along a bad fourth. At the
Pennsylvania boathouse the young Quakers put
more power in their boat and again secured a
good second position. Cornell was now in thira
place and Columbia was losing ground. Com
ing toward the big bridge, the Wisconsin oars
men had a lead of a full length, and open water
was beginning to show between the Wisconsin
and the Pennsylvania and the Cornell boats.
Columbia was over a length behind Cornell.
It was apparent afrer passing the mile mark
that the Wisconsin junior crew would have an
easy time in capturing first place, but there was
a spirited contest on between Cornell and Penn
sylvania for second. At the mile and a half
mark the Wisconsin youngsters had gained a
lead of a half length of open water, and Cornell
and Pennsylvania were still fighting for i
place, Cornell having a slight lead over Penn
sylvania's crew of juniors. The Western oars
men were gaining at every stroke, and pulling
thirty-two in the minute.
They had no trouble in holding their lead of a
length and a half, which they had acquired at
this time. Nearlng the finish the Wisconsin
crew again spurted and increased Its length
to over two lengths, while Pennsylvania's shell
lapped that cf the Ithacana. Wisconsin crossed
the finish line a victor by two and a half
lengths, an I Pennsylvania, after a magnificent
spurt, managed to forge to Becond place, its
shell being only a fifth of a length ahead of Cor
nell. Columbia was fourth by several lengths of
open water. The official time was: Wisconsin,
9:452-5; Pennsylvania, U:f>4 3-5; Cornell's and
Columbia's times not taken.
A.'-» Height. Weight
Bsw— H. W. Werner ■■- -I 6-«> "0
No. 2— W. K. Muiphy — 1» «•"» I*2
No. S— r». Trevarth.n 1* 5.03 106
X,,. 4_R. C. E naon -- 5.10 IRS
No. &-C. H. liatfln 20 «.f*> I'M
No. Cr— 1.. 11. Lev>«i»* -■" •*■ 11 J»»l
No. — J. A. AririEtrorß. captain 2i 5.°» J-'2
Si: olid — A J. QuigUy •■ • 23 5.08 14-
Averages— AKC *>**: height. 5.03H; weight. 134%.
CoMWtti T. F. Sawyer 20 ->.<>9 J23
Kubstnme-1.. S. Dean *> 601 159
SublUtUtV^R C. Bo: S -° 6.08 IV) *
Bow— B. Block, cai'taln W 3.06 151
No. 2— Oeorge S. K«llar 19 • -" > , Js
No. 3-F. W. Eckfeldt J» 5. 11 Ml 1;2
No. 4-H. K. GSUlspy M «•«> * "
No. 5— W. G. (Gardiner 1» »•<» }£*
No . »_ . j. Kirn !*> •!• ■",» HS
No. 7— R. H. Eisenbrey 1. 5.11 lo-
Btrok*— J. H. Ui. '•brand uJ?« 5.1') M*
Avera *3— Age. ISH: height. 5.u0 11-16; weight. 153*.
Coxswain— F. B. Tapper IS 8.07 111
Substitute— J. i Ktlljf II 5.00% ■•"
Bow— H. M. Lonjryear 18 5.11 l ? ?
No. 2— v. F. DallinKer -''> 8.11 l "
No. B—C8 — C H. Oaborne 19 6-1* !••«>
No. 4— J. P. Freniel. jr 19 s.l<> »2
No ■- R. L. Huiton 1» ft.01% in?
No O— F. E. Benedict 2<i BID ISO
No. 7--If. P. Ka'-like SB 5.10 Mf
Stroke— W. Merrill -<> 5 05 Vj 1.V5
Averages— Age. -"'•». height. 5.10; weight. 161.
Coxswain— J. S. Smith.... 20 5.03 10*
Substitute— T. J. Van Alsyne 20 6.00 1.0
Substitute— S. Harelwood -*<» 6-0O I*4
Bow— F. B. Clark 20 5074 137 Vi
No 2— V De La M. Earle. captain. 20 5.08 141
No 3— G. S. OLoughlln 17 5.10 ISO
No. 4— U H. Orr. j r 17 8.10 iy-> l
No. 5 — R. B. Bartholomew i!> 5.1014 1..9 1 -
No «— A W. Wolff 19 5.09 MM
No. 7— H. H. Weeks 2" 5.10 l p «*
Strok«-H. C. Town*enJ 19 5.03 151
Averaßes— Age. 18%; he'ght. 5.09 1-18; -weight. 14».
Coxswmta W. P. Comstock 20 5.<)6 110H
Substitute— H. R. Beekraan. Jr 19 5.11 MR
Substitute— J. G. Bate* 19 5.10 151H
Substitute— C. B. Sml;h»rs 17 5.0. l.^S
Substitute— A. B. Hull 18 5.08% UIH
A story about the light weather feature of local
racing fleets was told in yesterday's annual re
gatta of the. New-Rochelle Yacht Club. Out of
sixty-three entries there were thirty-one starters
and thirteen breakdowns, and before gunfire there
were seven or eight further smashes of different
kinds. From the time the committee- steamer went
out to the starting line until the finish of th©
regatta it was a constant succession of mishaps,
and when a boat seemed to be carrying her canvas
fairly well It seemed to be merely a question of
time as to how long she. would last. Yachts which
were disabled and seemed to be wholly out of the
race managed to repair damages and regain place
subsequently, owing to injuries and delays suf
fered by the others. For Instance, the 41-footer
Awa. belonging to T. L. Arnold, seemed to
be a hopeless "goner" when she broke down near
the Long Island shore, but later on she was found
to be still in the triangle, and she finally -won
first prize after her competitor, the Maraqulta.
carried away her peak halyards.
It was an old-time "duster" out of the northwest
—nothing harder than small yachts ought to be
equal to encountering In sheltered waters, but for
the lightly rigged racers of the present day it
carried damage with it like a cyclone and seemed
to be the duly authorized agent of the Shipyard
Trust. The smallest craft simply could not sail
at all. There was a large fleet of dories ready,
but no starters In the class. One of the smallest
craft, reefed down to the last square Inch, sud
denly appeared beside the judges' boat. Us owner
holding to gunwales of the anchored s.eamer.
"I can't sail this thing." he said, laughingly.
"She wont wear and she won't stay, and I'll be
obliged If you'll give me something to hold on to."
A. B. McCreery's yawl Sakana camo round from
Larchmont to see the start, sailing wttti only the
mlzze^i and Jib, when crack went her bowsprit,
and that was the end of her. George s. Macdon
ald's Nirvana, of the 61-foot class, carried away
her Jib sheets before gunfire and could not start.
C. S. Somervllle's yawl Sultan was disabled before
the etart, and did not cross the line. H. M. Cranes
raceabout Raider was placed out of the fray just
as she was about to cross th* line. H. J. Rob
erts's Ondawa, of the 51-foot class, carried away
her steering gear and could not finish. George J.
Bradlsh"- yawl of the 36-foot class was fouled by
some other yacht, whose name was not obtained,
and did not come in to have her time taken. The
new 30-foot sloop Empronzl, Just finished for Vice-
Commodore Alfred Peats, parted her bobstay and
took the pieces home. J. R. Maxwell's Olseau lost
both her mast and bowsprit. In this smash up one
man jumped overboard to avoid being hit by the
falling spar. The owner sailed the boat.
The Vlvette. owned by J. H. Easer, carried away
htr mast when about to enter the race. The race
about Persimmon, owned by H. de Ver Warner,
had her mainsail blown out. C. E. Young's Alice,
in the 30-foot cat class, was disabled and did not
finish. J. S. Appleby's 25-foot catboat Win or Lose
tore her mainsail before the gun and could not
start. The Seawanhaka knockabout Tosto had
her mainsail blown to ribbons, but did not lose
the race on that . account before Mr. Thayer's
Thel«ra. which had a good lead at the time, and fin
ished without accident.
A number of other breakdown* were noticed on
the Sound, but as the committee boat could not
leave tha starting line the names of these could
not be gathered. The- six larger classes, including
the fifty-ones and down to the 20-footers of all
kinds, travelled a fourteen and two-thirds mile tri
angle to the Gangway and Old Hen Buoy and back,
the fifty-ones Koine three times round and the
others twice around. The raceanouts and yachts
of 25 feet went to the Hen and Chickens, Execution
Reef, and back, three times round, distance twelve
and three-quarter miles while, the other classes
sailed smaller courses. With the wind out of the
northwest, there was not much beating In these
courses, and the finishes were early. "-V
There has not been a better day's fun In the
memory of the oldest inhabitant. Nobody was
hurt, except in pocket, and it was a rare day tor
the shipyard repair shops. Th" regatta went off
with flying colors under the careful and expeditlc-ua
handlljiK of J. D. Sparkman. chairman with
Charles P Tower, W. E. Moore and Oscar CTi^ll
tOVßU,°lt OVB U,°I the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, helping.
It will be of interest to many to rive the Weather
bureau official figures on the wind ve'ority ile
tween 1 and 3 o'clock the wind averaged thirty-six
or thirty-seven miles an hour, with a velocity In
the squalls °' n £ , up to a rate of forty-six mile* an
?i?i Ul - -I he yachtsmen In the race guessed it at
tnirty-nve miles.
The yachts finished as follows:
Marietta S^Mla** 3-«14
£"•"*»"* 3:01 :R7! Albtc&n ..... ... .I! i-ivii
SJSS" 2 :ss-^i eoMura .3:0*:37
«.!? rl . ori V S:0B:O» KU 3:12:43
}"»>'• HI 5:i:.:3,» Emy.cil 3 124 ft
R^-helle !:«TM Konoah* S :«»•*>
£x i:.M:«i Nor* •:«:*>
*"* n i>->- 2:6.':.^ :tnn 2:52: l«
00/leen ..8.A«:17l Dot ..S:lS:4*
nsoaa* 1!
Xa "** 2:26:20! TheUca 3:11:01
Ai!£ a s!!'r* «»'*»». Fle«t»ring. Albteore. E»cap«.
m^ou- i?**- "*"*» Ox ■"•" Bcmmp# - Dat "■
EUpied Corr*? t«4
.... '■-. ;-^ Mm*. tlms.
«M \' „ Qwntr, • H.M.S. lt.M.a.
Muriqull*. 11. B. Shien. 3:30:33 3:34 33
Awa, T. U An- old .'.... ..3:26:14 3 2.w;
OsO»wi. H. J. Robert -...-.DtMblVj.
EnryWa. iT»»rie« rryer.Y. ..;... ....Disabled.'
rtee>Mrici« CM. Fletcher 2:39:37 5:38-3T
Albucre. S. J. Hyde ...2:31:38 8:10:33
E»c»p«, ■".-'. r*» J. Math*ws 2:23:13 a*i m
Fr^yja. O>or«f J. Hr«<l!»h I>'.« ■:.;*•!
Possum. W. N. Barter 2:37:17 2:88:37
Empronxl. Alfre.l Peats D!»'ah;*4.
Alerlon, A. H. Alk*r 2-2502 222 11
Kit. T. H. McDonald il^-Vi iM:*
Olseau. J. R. UaxwtU, jr .Disabled.
3L00P9— 23-FOOT CL.ASS— START. 12:50.
Edwins 111, .1. H Gould 2:23:30 — —
Emyzol. A. Tl» • 2-22-05
R^chelle. Edward Kelly 1 Zl-Z3
K«no»ha. r w VolU V. Did not Sals*.
OS, n->'o*rt Havl-r 1:30:40
Nora. Lewis 15e11n..... 1-47-20 — __
Viv«ft». J. H. Ess»r .' ! ! !.Dtsabl»4.
Snapper. H. i. m ■«-.'.■ : 2:07-32 2:07:22
Sramp, Johnson D« Forest 2.07:18 2:07:W
Colleen. L. I:. Alberger 2 11-17 2:11:17
Peni.T.mnn. 11. D V. Warner Disabled
Raider, H. M. Crane Disabled at Mart.
All--. C. E. Toons ... DM not finlai.
Dot. C, T. Pl«rea . 2Z:ifi ____
Leisure. F. D. Myr.ck 2:22:13
Jtonjocse 11. c-lmecn Ford . .1:25* H 1:23:06
Kat^za. T. J. AleVahUl l:31:2» 14128
Th«Ua. A. I\ Tiiayer 2:21:01
Tosto. L. M. Pcott Disable-!.
Berlin, June 30.— Commander Beehler. the United
Statei Naval Attache, haa Juat returned from
KM where he attanied the Imperial Yacht Cluh
regattas. He was handaorseiy eruer^itned by iho
German yachtsmen and cruised with the cotamand-
Ing admiral, Yon Koeste. on the yacht Comet, for
merly tb<t TUstle. One of the moa: in:er«:s:lnff
races was between small sloops, each manned by
the owner, with two men as the sole crew. Prince
Henry of Prussia participated in this race.
Among the yachts in the Kiel races were tha
Kordwe«t. the AUica and tna Iduna. built in tie
united Stares. They aU took prizes. A universal
desire was expressed that American yachts partici
pate in the race* of 1001.
Tho Emperor was in the best spirits and w»r t t
around with the members of the yacht club as a
yachtsman. He received and greeted all eordlal'y
and entertained in the :no*x. hand.-ome manner. In
ibe mean while His Majesty was busy with tJie
affairs of Stat*, among other things tisiting ves
sel 3 soon to sj»il for China.
In the Ki»!-to-TravemuTde ra?e the Erapres->'3
Td-ira won. the Meteor, with t:->.e Emperor on board,
being beaten.
Hen Krapp haa presented a cl^ibhoj3e and a
masniflc^nt hotel to the club.
The Regatta Committee o? the Indian Harbor
Yacht Club, composed of Frank Bowne Jones,
chairman: Charles E. McXlar.us. D. Wl'lis Merrltt.
Charles F. Klrby and Thomas A. Mead, g've notica
that, on account of the annual regattas of the
Stamford and American Yacht clubs, scheduled for
July 2 and 3. having been declared oft, the Regatta
Committee of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club haa
decided to offer prises for the following classes, in
addition to those that are already announced for
the race on Thursday, July S: Thirty-foot class of
cabin catboats. 25-foot classes of cabin an.! open
cat boats in one- class. 25-foot classes of cabin ani
open sloops in one ciass, ill-foot classes of open
sloops and open catboats in one class, IS-foot
classes of open sloops and open catboata in ona
class and Seawanhaka knockabout class.
The Metropolitan Championship lawn tennis tour
nament ended yesterday afternoon hi a blaze of
glory and sunlight, Edwin P. Fischer, of the hoaia
club, winning the championship for the third suc
cessive year, and hta victory giving him permanent
possession of the trophy representing the title. A
large crowd of enthusiastic spectators, by far th»
greatest of the week, thronged the Wei Sid*
Tennis Club courts, at Elghty-nlnth-st. and Cen
tral Park West, and the excitlr.g play kept them
in a constant flutter of enthusiasm.
In the first set, Wright had matters much his
own way. He kept forcing th« play, and tha
champion seemed unable to get th« balls out of hla
reach. Fischer's strokes lacked both length and
speed, while Wright came to the net with excellent
results. In the second set, however^' thjk chal
lenger's play fell off badly, while Fischer's Im
proved with every game. A heavy wind blew
down and eddied around the court so fau«-nt
that it seemed impossible to make the balls go
where they were wanted, so tha play wa3 made up"
of a much larger proportion of errors than was ex
pected of such strong players.
When the third set began, Wright again started
oft ahead, and soon had a substantial lead it 5—2.
He took advantage of Fischer's frequent •rror3,
and seemed almost sura of the set. The New-
Yorker made ■ splendid brace at this point, how
ever, and pulled out three games in succession.
finally tieinsr th* score at 5 all. Wright several
times had tfie vantage game, and it seemed cer
tain that he would win the set. but we.uk play on
his part and clever passing strokes from Fischer
finally turned the tables against him, and th*
set was won by the champion, score 10—8.
In the fourth set. the games alternated pretty
regularly up to 3 all. and then Wright took
the next two, and again seemed sure of the set.
In the tenth game, with the score at s—i.5 — i. the
challenger was three times within a single stroke
of winning it. but was unable to get the last poir.t
he needed. Fischer finally pulled out the set by
strong net play, and won It by — K. and with it
the match, three sets to one. This was his third
successive victory for the Metropolitan, chaiapjon
ship, and the trophy now becomes his personal
property. . .
The day's scores follow:
Championship singles, challenge round— Edwin
P. Fischer (holder) beat Beals C. "Wright (chal
lenger). 3— n. 6—l, 10—8. 8-«.
Championship doubles, Una] round— H. H. Hack
ett and J. A. Allen, against F B. Alexander and.
Dr. L. W. Glaze brook. 4— 6—2. 6—3, 4— s (ur.Sn
Handicap singles, second round— W. Rosenbaunt
05) beat J. C. Davidson (owe 30>, *— 6— S. *— 4.
Semi-final round— F. B. Alexander i™« 3» beat
W. Rosenbaum (15), 6—3. 7—3; E. J. Martin (half 15)
beat H. F. Holbrook (scratch). 6-4. «—
London. June 30.— 1n the All England lawn ten
nis championships at Wimbledon to-day tba
women's single was won by Miss C. Coopar. S>.*
will now play the holder of th» championship. Mrs.
In the men's singles S. H. Smith wan ih«
winner. He will now play the holder of the cham
pionship. R. F. Doherty.
In the gentlemen's doublet anal W. Erne and S.
A. Nisbet beat F. L. Risetey and S. H. Smith.
Paris correspondence of The London Telegraph.
After mature deliberation the learned Acade
micians of France have resolved to introduce
into their monumental dictionary the word
cycle, meaning a vehicle for locomotion, with
the expressions derivative from i: — "cycliste"
and "cyclisme." It was with heavy hearts that
the men who rule the French language unde
filed agreed to such innovations, which are due
to the exigencies of modern times. Another
word which gave some trouble to the Immortals
lately is the monosyllable serving to desig
nate the Emperor of All the RussJas. Voltaire
wrote of old the word "Czar." Now there is a
question before the Academy as to whether the
word should be written "Tsar" or retained under
the old form. The Academicians have not yet
made up their minds on the matter, but then
they are not pressed tor time. They «r« only
coming to. the «nd of the letter "C." and when
they have exhausted all its capacities th-y will
begin with "D." and. according to a statistician
who has jrausred the situation the dictionary
will be finished in the year 19"--.
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