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SifISHOME in lead
Sezeiiiy-fce Yachts Compete in Big
Larckmont Regatta.
elfi v 'njt among y*cht«iaen who rac«
Xt cnund that -chmont luck" Is *ur* to ;
60 t! * 'the Fourth of July, when that popular j
V***^ «-« about all the Unre and small racing ;
d3 * ' its annual regatta. The one sailed Tm
cr& -°*_ lhe TTI - fn ninth in it? history, and (
lS f °or w md wa» most discouracing at the .
<, B aco* * r " anip fro^, that southeast to enable '
«»rt cn j ' f . h<> seventy-five yachts that started ,
e :i within the time limit.
V"^ ,j.., var.derbilfs 57-foot Aurora covered
trlans-ular course twice in 4
J** ■*„ Minutes i 4 seconds. dffeatinit the I«t«
«•** '" "rninutcs 59 -.H-nr.ris. after a keen con-
I*"* L^cially in the windward work on the
£■* *,^, C f the course. -ver term, the
''f^se *^° s*a rt< *d nearly on even terms, the
h«vin? a '**'' of a length. It was ■ close !
>i on o>* starboard tack to the first mark, set !
P*'i-e rr.id^^ °' l^ e S°und, but so close was the
* 3 "**^c cf tr.cse sloo,is that they luffed each other |
*f* " T scross the Sound to Centre Island. Then
.lev '-.a' 1 . to * "■■"■ sway, the wind belnß about
'*"* ~.v~ arl (3 set spinnakers to port to reach the
XJie Aurcra. pained her lead in the wind
mnza worn sal he'd it in the spinnaker run from
•>•♦ H^P- ctes - RaJ ■-■..'■, to the finish,
g JaidSBOE* Harbor never looked prettier than
jt &:& tor the three hours preceding the start.
jTjj-jjioijore "tVilson Marshall's flapshir, the ocean
]Bear Atlantic: H V. Putnam's threemaster. the
LlcrK , < . ; the steam yachts Virginia. Celt. Fior-
OCt. Cai-alier and ethers were tresaai with flaps,
jjt-jKTB- fasWor.. an 3 the big flapstaff facing the
•JubW-?- " a!^ "zz 5 a-flutter on every halyard.
ilsissaiis and rl-jbtnpsails were hoisted e-»r!y
a beard the larper raelnc craft, and from harbors
ec both fides cf the Sound the small classes came
ttilvaf reward t.^e staninsr point, off Larchmonfs |
breakwater, where the committee tug, the c. P. (
titm-.- - vrzs anchored. The wind was south-
BCUtT»* c ct the start and southeast at the finish.
It recaired just fifty-five minutes to start the
rw«rr--. r Masses of yachts. James B. Ford's
tttoeeer Katrir.a and .-. —r« V.' Seotfs Milndi j
lefl tie bir fieet at I1:5S. the — fTti bein? in the !
aether berth ar.d both with sheets lifted on the '
Kirboard tack. Eight of the ••thirties." led by
the Atair. followed the ST-footers. which g-ot away :
*\t sinates after the prnroners. A. G. Hanans
leases with a h-and ' "•» mainsalL started against
I. B- BJeecher« Red Rover, but the latter was I
beater ss badiy thai she retired before completing- !
the csarse. The Seneca's time for the asa»ea miies ;
—rale* aro-^r!<! a five and one-hn!f mile triangle
ira* 5J831 t!:e next fastest being that of the
A>n. is the handicap ■as ;:07:4«. E. C. nays
Elocp Dorwir.a cr.d George Bulloch'a yawl Cleona I
sal!»d a special Batch race, whir* proved a feature !
cf 0» flay, for they sailed a close race throughout, j
tz:tt:zz on:v I'M apart, the ' rwina leading, j
Hr*-ard WSJetTe Minx wss the winning 30-footer. !
She irc2 from the Xepsi by K. The schooner I
Katrrr.a flefeatefl the Miladi by 31:09 actual time, j
srd E. H. ""an R^nssolaer's Q ckua beat Dipper j
*oa from David Duncans V.'anara by 1:3.\ The >
Chapercn won her first race, beating the Princess !
by -11.
The other -srir.r.ers were the Dorothy, the Mar- !
rwrtte. the Bray Bee. the Mist, the Opee. the Ari- •
i:e». the Ogeemah; the Thelma. the «r a -n-.,. the :
Kiteha. the Mischief. th e Skeeter, the Tautog
the T 8. the Inez and the ChincoV. - The Chinook
r«!kS agair.ct the best time mad« by the boats in !
Om secr-d division o f the har.dicap class and won.
Her ttaf over the eleven-mile course was 3:11.
The rjrr;jr..ir:ei: follow:
T.rv-. .^^ „— Fir.i*h. time
25g%£rjfj&* «•» %*£ j
5;o - a ia a j
EtOOPS-CLASS K-6TART. ■- • - • OTTBB, 304
Mil < rSn
44' S3 1 -
C.»r.r. A. G-orpe R-^;;t.~k 5:06:22 - I*s 22
•"nrrertci tin* — Tachls not nn»ayur»d.
12a»-COrRSB, 13*4 MILE?
SS^i • a!«rw. : ; 2;rc "-4 2_4,:102 _ 4 , :1O ;
2 52 l"> 2 42 !"
.... ; si as :« v.
S*l:37 •_ 4: n
A«* J. ■«. A!*- 2..V.:4« 2<5 4
lHnx.-,H»irird Tnflrttt 2-«:44 2:3»:44
Bean, c re. c;!: 3 8:^:55 2:42^
1' '2 jfl 2 42 rd*
feM* >. t Har.i.r -:: ■- 2:fC:l2 I
T.*i tt"~'T. .. p B!eecker Di<2 not Oslch
UscaatoxT -i-toot <-las?- start. 12:15 —
DhUU)|i, Lfi Spcncc . • 2:33:1"B 224 2- i
Ersrl D. £ Dtatejr 2:42:43 2:2T:4S '
E-00P5-- CL--VSS v-START. 1-^o—^-OfRFE. 11 mjJBE !
ttip^rt^*. Eotwrt Jacob 2 :;:■ M 2 U.-ea
I^-'^ss. F. C 2:4 J *'2^ 2'°o-"*3 '
Boic. J"**"^:: R:.i.n»r .■;- -'-I" 2:34:2."
C»;«. r. L. VtOte '.'. r«id not finish
31 MILES. ,
&Tl«'. 'I. H. Var. R-nifflanT 2 4-:<v; 2 i*-" <■«;
tViiiata. David Duncan 2:47:13 2i27i13 i
Ctxrr:i~i thn*— Dipper. 2:2r.:4.-?.
IjetrHß. B. p.. PtoaaanJ 2:41:14 S:l«l:14
tojpe«e. W. P. 4-iarke 2:X".:«i». . ;■■■'*:
1 - E - -V g«* 2:32:4« 2."07:46
i*.<ru;n. XT. T. lotvW 2:44:46 2:13:40
if***!. Pb-j: I;a^r,^ liJnotflmth
22s s?*" Ja " r ' hr-rh r - r I>ld not Onisfa
Contrt'a tirr.*- y.tr^-j-Tif, 2:OJ:r.U; Alert. 2:07:."!.".
1% Rar>r. Jl I North 2:*2:07 2:22<17
•wfijv Gt">rp« Bwwr. Jr . I»|d no- flr.l»h "
ci.7 Tar. H. ? Imej! - 1933 2:10:33
"*■ •- -' Dwyer 2:4.-.:4) 2:i5:44
J-Wy B»-. !: L •:-r.!.-:rt 2:43:3": 2:13:37
,, orT "r*- la*— The Huf>- Bee. 2:10:47; the Ra«ca!.
ut!L*t». ft C Homer 2:4f1:.".l 2:lfi:M
•~ s **- H A. .'a K,..r,. jr 2:."-!^i; 2:."iS:<il
««* n. J. X :_ : -tu,Vi! 2:.'iC:2l 2:1 V.:21
Corr»r:»(1 tim*- The Slivt. 2:12:2?: <;ra.<.e 11. 2:1.":1T«.
— (.O'"P.SE 11 MILKS.
«^*,-. -'' h " * M ' ■-:» 2 :r,7 :"7 5 :27 ? J
«W Siodnr;;. . Ji , v v; wart r:.-,4:3s ._• -
-~T^f_A. 11fch«-o«t 2^3:42 2:2r.:42
o?^t*i time— Th« Ok»*. 2:17 :OI; the Mouse. 2:18:38.
--STAET. 12:25— COURSE. 11 MILKS.
£'■■- <: X K-s.r 3:2t3:1l 221:11
2**»a*r. F. T '."orneU I -ii not st^rt.
fa t F Ek^p 3:27^.7 2SCKJI
gßtac. W. Coiawrhmldt 3:i:i:l'4 2:35:-J4
Pf*- i>- Abbott .. . 3:13:4." 2:.T*:45
A. B acsmtl 2:."^:37 2:23:37
n-FTART. 12:rA-COUR.-?E. 11
2* 1 * R. V. .ir:«T:n , ....:: 2:.'.1-4
oS*. A. E. Unit* ..--:■ 3:«J»25
P. Pcanaa . 3:.-»n:34 2:.-."i:34
2^ w - L. N. Giliett- I )!<3 not finish.
_ „ START. :2:3T»— O.>URSE. 11 MILES.
.* Tr 4- A. P, Ruhir.yon Jr 3:15:30 2:40:30
'■■*-'-■ . Jofcu H Wrtrht 3:3u:.T> 2:".::»
-.'OT-RSK. : ■ MILES.
Vrt^- Sr c*>- BantfaJl 3:IS:2C A- SB
S,^ H !- M^-'-onnirk 3:3.-.43 2:»:4S
&!•,■*•* " i:->ir I>!-ab.wJ.
J^*:n»E<j. }j A Wo<xJ»-ar>l 3:14:22 2:34:22
fiz*7i_J. L. MitcnWl 3JXJSM 3:lJ>:ss
Tw., 15 " 1 -^ a.oi Uacoo 4 m t: • -:.V>:42
rc'ZT/- eH. Walterf s:iiO:si 42" 51
V ■-« f >o~^ \v r--T>r.. 4:31:23 3:55:23
■**Ka»:sct HAT TACKT CLUB ••RUG" CLAS. 1 *-
PTAP.T. 12:4."i — COURSE. E>, MILES.
6^? ~ 31 Smith 2:22^>4 1.:t7:04
. :■•' :-
S^^-P Kanibiflnn .... 1. • 4.- 1:44:42
SJ*jMr ; I);,R»:.j ..;-:.»l , _._.,. 1:47:31
5^, <: rr ' R '- 2:2:<:r.7 144:."
tyL^S- rre>J Cal» 2:2K:44 1:44:4.4
Va-HT CLUB r-ORirs— : *TART. 12:4.-—
* -
h.*?*r : '' '*'£■?' ■..:.■.:'. !1 ■ '- '. '• ' '- ' 244 :S"« 1
2* 0. F. sm! . h Pid not finl*h.
my YA«Trr ru - n poribs— start.
12:45— i-OCRSE, -. ! - MILK.-».
■ :..-■.-..
T"^- a. Jud.v.,;, 2:2<i:14 1:4I:J4
- o*-*0 *-* ..SPE<IAIV-FTAHT, :2:«S— COURSE. »1
-*"(. C o. f^i^f^ 2:K I :3T 2:IiJT
?«# y , 12:4«*— <X»UJISE. £ : - JilLE>.
VC4^*^ T^- r sTART.' ' 12.3*-ixtiivU<X. X ZSV-r.Z
-^ !s * lt - Rot«n Ma'loiT-. ir 2:4«:««) 2:11 :«O
<i,-'* «snn»t i«»t Ume cf «*cond dh'hUaa l^r.Jlrap
* j2* ractorrycl* rac** the banie-J iracsi near I
Si> if* 08 WtTlt PO€tjpwed ... en account Of j
"• fctsn-y rh;a and eon;t * tfcrefe tvjo^-and persons '
Who won two races at Elkwood Park yesterday.
Atcto JVetvf for Otaner* and "Buyers
Talk of Savannah Race for Light Cars Continues— Several
Isotta Entries Already Promised.
The executive committee of the Savannah Auto
mobile Club, which has charge of the arrangements
for the grand prize race to be held in November at
Favannah. held its first business meeting last week.
The question of holding a race for light cars a few
days before the big race was not definitely decided
on. It will be considered further after there
has been some additional correspondence with the
Automobile Club of America. The effer of the
Advertising Club of Savannah to extend Its aid
toward making the race a success was accepted
and five members of the club were appointed on
the publicity committee.
Maps of the course were shown to the members of
the committee and are bow being prepared for
distribution. If the light car race is decided on
it will be run over a shorter course, of about ten
miles to the lap.
The committee learned fiat the Isotta company
would enter several cars, and that Trucco, the well
known Italian driver, would pilot one of them. It
is said that Al Pocle and Louis Btrang have al
ready beer, engaged to drive cars at Savannah.
Announcement of the retirement of Walter C.
White, who was badly hurt recently, from the list
of racing drivers is followed by the naming of
Walter Bheteeck as bis successor in the piloting of
White steam cars in all contests of speed and en
durance in which they may enter hereafter.
In adjusting the steering gear for lost motion
care should be observed lest the parts be set so
close as to bind. After completing adjustment th*
pear should be tried through its entire "lock" to
make sure that the alignment is perfect. If not,
binding will occur.
This year's Glidden tour may be the first one in
which the liaxw«U-Biiae»e Motor Company will
not take part. "The decision of the touring com
mittee to place a handicap upon the low price
cars." said Mr. Maxwell yesterday, "may be all
well enough for some, but all wrong for Maxwells.
It Is just possible that we shall have a sort of a
G'iddtn tour of our own."
5 d « •'■.-." recent reunion of CHdsmobtte owners in
.... ,;-. Pre la i ■ big demand for Olds
. . ,>n"ra! John T. Cutting accounts for this
more by the return of public confidence than any
thing else.
Frank B. Bower, chairman of the tearing board
of the American Automobile Association, announces
that the pilot and confetti cars selected for the
Glidden tour contest are a six-cylinder Premier
and a 20-horsepower Bee touring car.
•!• la the greatest satisfaction to note," said C.
F. WyckofT. ol Wyckaff. Church & Partridge, "the
substantial increase in the June registration for this
year in New York Stale, as compared with that
of June of ISO 7. The recovery from the recent
National Champion Beaten by
Bard get t and Fogler.
Asbury Park. N. J. July * -Heavy shower,
vhich at times transformed the track into a series
of muddy l-oo!,. greatly interfere with the Na
tional Cycling Association championship meet here
to d -v " The contestants raced in a driving rain
which" blin<V-d them and caused several minor falls.
W A Bardcett. of Buffalo, in a closely contested
ra ;.e d.-featcd Frank 12 Kramer, the naf.om.
champion, and Joseph A. Focler in the one-third
mi!e national championship, the feature event of
the meet. The time of the race was 4., 4-.» sec
onds. The summaries follow:
rm* third of a ml>: (national chamri^r.ship; Prof*"":
„^,-w A. BarduetL Ba«alo. fJrrt: Jowph A F«rler.
nrSfklvn. ie«md: Krank L. Kramer. Last Orange. S. J..
third Time. <>:♦•**». ,- „
-m- rr-'!» (handicap amateur. — K. Errtf-k^nn. New ' or X
,Z v,^. VAt: in'hr. .... rk (M yar.isi. third.
varr«*' «r^; H. I- Tann. New York (90 yards), third.
Time. 2:30%.
, ln , thl -H o' • mile fooen amateur! — A. R. Wllcox,
vll Y-rk f,-sf K. Errlok^.n. N>w York. »econ«: Oscar
Goerke Brtoklyn. third. Tttm. O:i2.
G-orR- Glamor Newark <14.» J-artU). third. Time.
Two-third* of a mU«. (< f »n«ol«tk>n: r rof P! .sional)-Fiov.l
wr«T,s sliirk Or*: ?»x"n v.iilißms. s.Ut Lake < ity.
Benjamin Hia. Newark. third. Tim.. 1:14.
Leads Fourteen of One-Design Class in Sea
wanhaka Corinthian Eeg^atta.
In varying breezes from the west and southeast
ten of the one-design 15-foot yachts of the Bea
wanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club sailed a good
race yesterday over the inside courses of Oyster
Hay. The win«»r was K. C Henderson's Flicker.
She defeated Georjie Mitchell's Her» by 50 seconds.
Th<- summary follows:
Finish. time
Ta'cbt and owner. H.M£. H.M.R
; Flicker. E. C H«MJer«OD' * »2*o I.U-,,
♦ ■;-. ■••'■
: Wat-r Baby. L. C Tiffany V% : £; ),«%,
F«hrin... F.. S. WWb 15552 2m
: Oraylirg. H. W. V.'.m-r 4:. ; n:..» .4n..|.»
•■:::•: | ||
SH&i&^SiE!: ::::::::::::: wn.^^'
. nuh. K. Rr.k.rn,*r. • ■*>■*> -!1 ■"
Several hur.dr-d yachi*met> and their c;:esf=. in
cluding reany women In dainty nnmer b*»wi nr,<\
yachting eotsturr*?. ntten<ieJ the annual water
sports of tfc« Indian Harbor Yaoht Club venter
«l,iv. All th>- yacht* In Greenwich Harbor ••dr* c seil
J.J.J*..- st oon. In the evening th«re wes a parade
of illu:r.!::^trd laaachei. After th« parade there
wa« a display of fireworks, followed by a dinner
to visiting yachtsmen.
fFor storr of r*re» i«ee flr«t page.)
panic renditions has been speedy In the automobile
business and eclipses the gains in any other line of
The New York registration of cars Is a pure
barometer of conditions and the June advance most
fo r c|b!y illustrates the real need for motor driven
vehicles. The New York June registration of cars
numbers &3N as compared with 1.963 for June. 1907.
an incrr-.se of 22 per cent. This number of cars sold
is also a record mark, being greater than the regis
trations for any other month since the beginning
of automobile Felling.
"A notable Instance is the Steams, and especially
the chassis mounted with the Guy Vaughn type of
Mrs. Joan Cuneo will n^atn drive a. Rainier car in
th° <;i:d<l<=n tour this year, and has had her new
machine equipped with a set of Fisk removable
rims, of whi h spur- ones are carried with tires
already inflated bolted on.
H. C. Barroll. of Los Angeles. :s making a trip
across the continent in a Locomotive car with his
wife nnd daughter. From Pasadena he writes that
.- [, a s been driven thirteen hundred miles
over wretched roads without any repairs.
Andrew Friedman, once owner of the National
League Baseball Club in this city, is much plea«e.a
with The two Mitchell r-jnabouts he has just bought,
in which he expects to make some long tours. Word
comee from Detroit that a Mitchell car was one
of three to finish with a perfect score in a trying
reliability and endurance run held there recently.
The Chicago Motor Club has postponed its I.SoO
mile reliability run until later !n the year. A
Havnes !9<v: model, which won the 600-mile run last
jear, is the first car to be entered.
"If we could have had the use of more Packard
truck?. th°re would have been no children left
behind." said the promoter of the orphans' day out
ing yesterday.
Bines Charles A. Duerr has been handling the
cars turned out by the Moon Motor Car Com
pany a lar*ye number of persons have visited the
salesroom, on Broadway, each day. The new Moon
models have the appearance of the Mercedes or the
It i.= announced by the St. I>ouis Car Company
that Bine different styles of the American Mors
cars of !9r>7 model which have been taken in trade
or used for demonstrations are for sale at its
Broadway salesroom.
K. <j. Howell, agent for the Northern cars in this
offer to residents in the cities of
New fork State, New Jersey and Connecticut
w 1 . eby the first purchaser in each town can be
come the owner of a Northern car at a greatly re
duced price.
The Soya Beats the Sue in Class
Above Her.
•; -three yachts sailed In the midsummer
regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club yesterday.
The craft were divided into their usual classes,
and the winners of th€ different divisions were
the sloop Si:<-, which won the 27-foot class: the
22-footer Soya, which belongs to W. A. Barstow;
C. M. Camp's M and F.. in the 15-foot division;
the Gravesend dory Nancy, and the Squaw, in the
handicap class. The New York Cano«j Club
dingles also raced in the regatta, and the Jirat
boat home, was J. « '. Erskine's Blue.
The irscs sailed were Nob. . and S of the
regular Gravesend Bay championship courses.
Classes P. Q and the handicap class sailed a
twelve mile course which took the boats twice
around marks off Sea Gate, Bensonhurst, Fort
Hamilton and Buoy No. 11, which lies off West
Bank. The wind was east by south, and of
moderate velocity throughout, and as it came the
, boats were able to set spinnakers from the start-
Ins line off S--U. Gate to the Bensonhurst mark
and then carry balloonera to Fort Hamilton. it
was on the wind to the buoy mark and a close
reach completed the voyage.
The Q boats did exceptional work. The Soya, the
nrst of the 22-footers to finish, beat out the Sue,
the first of the 27-footers home, by 35 seconds, boat
for boat. By an <"'•!• i coincidence, the Spider, the
second —-footer, was almost the same distance
ahead of the second 27-footer to arrive An inter
esting feature of the afternoon was the appearance
of the dingy das? of the. New York Canoe Club.
It was the first time that the little fellows have
ever raced in one of the op«n regattas of the lower
bay. Six boats started, and sailed a four mile
course. Th«- Bine was the winner, defeating the
Mi.!:: by two seconds The summary follows:
Finish. time
float and owner. H M » " if S
- -, m F Luekenbach 4*1:88 1*1:3.'
,-,,4^nt. J. B. O'Donehtw 4:52:32 1 - 52:3 -
Hoyu. W. A. Har»t.»w •» -™-'" 1 l:M:0<>
i r;^^ b ::::::::::::::::::=iS 1....VM
M. and rl. <•. M. ■ imp Mg« 1 g jj»
gLOOPS-^ciuASS X— START. 3-2<>--OOt:RSB. « MILKS.
: N«n.y W. L. Kw-et. Jr '. 4 •■■" ! - 1 ■•«'■'-
Merry Widow, Aik?r*on and Zim 4 "' :<•:.• " %1 "-'
1 ■-' -t ,' ■.:! IS
rl-w Poke. tr.Hfr ant] »trlng«r « •'' ■" ,H.,'
Mount. <J H '-* Baa-.w *$$:'£ \IZZ
Dobs, n. W. Hpler ' Pl ' ! " OI ' •?-- *
Anne. J. M. Copmmnn l»id not flnUh.
Cli*rut». n. Alkinsmi Withdrew.
Illue j '•• Errkln- ♦•» '"' "" % 22
Mil hoe F r Moorr . . '• *:Zt&t «*/:«
n" I! F Turtle 4:29:40 0:80:4 V)
f ,:.■! R V H«mhmU « 1) m I"1 "■■■
«ri-h- A SI. P«»le .... 4:54:10 1:04:10
",;"»'. c; S. MarrlMy Did not flnl-1.
ftjuaw. E. K. Valentine ........ 8 : jhi: l^ll)
.. R Buramell 3 IT2T, 3:0, 29
tctrd uni«»— Squaw. I.T.S:3T. »n4 ■ the C«re!eM,
Nineteen Vessels Leave Gravesend
Bay for Trip to Cape May.
Somewhere out on the broad Atlantic, sjj*ed'ns
southward, with every bit of canvas set. there are
nineteen yachts racing for a JI.OOO cup offered by
Sir Thomas Llp'on. The fleet, which Is made up
of the best known cruising craft of Eastern water*,
tot sail yesterday morning from Gravesend Bay.
The race is the annual ocean contest of th*
Brooklyn Yacht Club, and never before has that
popular organization gathered together such a
fleet for a long distance content. With the excep
tion of Milton Smith -< = Josephine every craft en
tered crospt-d the line within three minutes after
the sounding of the starting whistle, forming a
picture that has not been equalled in Lower Bay
yachting in many a year.
It was the intention of the committee to send
the boats off on their 325-mile voyage at 10 a. m.
At that hour Gravesend Bay was a perfect ma
rine picture. Anchored off thc # Brooklyn Yacht
Club were the racing craft, their snowl sails idly
flapping In a light southerly breeze, as innumera
ble power boat.* carried the various crews from
the clubhouse lami:njr to the waiting craft. The
sky was a trifle overcast and drifting clouds threw
long shadows on the dark green waters.
The committee boat was the steamer General
Putnam. It left the clubhouse dock a little after
10 a. m.. crowded with members and their frjen>ls.
Mr. Griffin was assisted on the regatta committee
by James S. Bradley. The two decided to Bftake
the starting line a half mile off shore, so as to
allow the Shamrock, the Zuhrah and the other
large schooners plenty of searoom tv manoeuvre
for a start.
Former Commodore R. P. Doremus of the At
lantic Yacht Club lent the committee his his; black
schooner Laska to form the other end of the line.
The commodore also said that his craft would re
main at anchor until the race ended, so that it
would also form the finishing line. The course
was from trip starting line to and around the
Southwest Spit "buoys, leaving them on the port
hand, then passing to the southward of Scotland
Lightship, to and around Fire Island Lightship,
leaving it on the starboard hand; then to and
around the Northeast End Light Vessel, off Cape
May, N. J.. leaving it also on the port hand, and
returning over the sam» bourse, leaving all buoys
and lightships on the reverse hand. The length of
the course is 325 nautical miles.
A few drops of rain prior to the sounding of the
warning signal somewhat dampened the spirits of
the spectators. The squall blew over, however, and
when the signal was set at 10:20 the sun had just
managed to work its way through the clouds. The
wind at that hour was coming from the east by
south and was about seven knots in strength. It
held from that quarter throughout the afternoon.
As the line lav. the boats had a beat to the spit
buoy. It was not dead into the wind, however, as
ar* several of the craft took only a short hitch on
the way down the bay. The boats had set every
rag of canvas they could carry on a beat. The
schooners in particular looked trim and shipshape
with their lower sails. jib. staysails, baby Jib top
sails and queen topmast staysails set, as they jock
eyed for a start.
The schooner Phamrock, with Captain Charles
Barr, of America's Cup fame, at the wheel, and
the Zuhrah. in the hands of her owner. Henry
Doscher, of the New Rochelie Yacht flub, hung
close together in the preparatory work. Near by
was the schooner Uncas. which carried Miss Mar
garet Titcomb, daughter of the owner, as one of
her crew Miss Titcomb was the only woman in
tiie n. •
When the starting signal was sounded at WM
the Little Hope, the Hyperion and Mimosa 111
crossed almost on the whistle. The three were
on a line with the Mimosa in the windward berth.
Then came the Butterfly, the Tamerlane, the G;ir
d»-nia. and the Zinita. The Shamrock and the Lila
were the next away, the two almost touching as
they crossed the line. These boats crossed so close
loftetner that it was impossible to take their times.
Before the first minute had ended the Vigil, the
Sakana. the Uncas and the Ondawa had all start
ed, and then came the Tamerlane, the Zuhra 1. the
Ifopca, iho Eclipse. Keego II and the March! oman,
the last named craft being sailed by Warren Shey
pard, the wel: known marine artist.
The boats all crossed on tne port tack ?r.d at
once stood across the bay to the ships channel,
in a long Jine the yachts stood down the bay
towards the spar buoys. The sails all filled nicely
with the exception of a large maintopmast stay
sai; on the Zuhrah, which did not seem to fit. The
craft made leeway badly, and so lost considerable
The Gardenia led the fleet at the spar buoys,
going over on the starboard tack at 11:31^0. Just
as she stood away for Scotland Lightship, the
Cunard liner Etruna passed the craft and dipped
her ensign a? she stood out to sea.
After rounding the spit buoys the various skip
pers had an opportunity of showing their ability.
It was a long reach on the starboard tack to
Scotland Lightship. Several laid their course
direct, but the Uncas and the Little Hope soon
came about and stood in toward Sandy Hook.
The Marchioness also stood well in toward shore
before she went over on the port tack. She was
followed by the Sakana.
The boats that stood in toward shore had de
cldedlv the better of the leg. and although the
Gardenia was still leading at the lightship, the
Marchioness was up in third place. The times of
the Leaders at the lightship follow:
Boat H.M.SM Boat. "A I .*"/,
Oa^enu ;:::::::::fe;S^ y .-:::::::::;^l
Shamrock v.'lr-^l 7in ta 1:01:10
Sr SS E::::::u}§3
UtOe'liope-V.-.V.-. •.',...-..-. ....-/..5-.ran : I**3o
As they stood away in Indian file for Fire Island
the Marchioness had by far the better position.
She had eaten her way out into the weather berth
and was footing splendidly. The Gardenia was still
in the lead, with the Shamrock close in her wake.
The list of starters, their owners and their clubs
follow. No time allowance has as yet been figured,
as many of the yachts have still to be measured:
r over all.
Boat, owner an.l club. ' - '".
Gartenia. L. S. il-r/.'.K Brooklyn r.V.r. £> »
Ondawa Colonel D. E. Austen. Brooklyn 5. t
Tammany. W. L. Tower. Brooklyn •* "
Hyperion, F. Matei N- '■' RocneU« 4* '>
Mimosa 111. S. Walnwrisht. American *•> "
Zlnlta. 11. Cohen. Brooklyn "* "
Ula, R. D. Floyd. Beraeo Point... 40 «
Sakana. Haviland brothers. Brooklyn £ '•
Unea*. W. O. Tttcomh. Brooklyn <* «
Shamrock. F. Thompson. Atlantic M •
Butterfly. O. I«»lin. Jr.. New York •>- «
Moi'sa Sullivan brothers. Harlem • *? "
Vigil. John Lewi-. Brooklyn *> *
Keeso 11. J. N. Porter, canarste . . ■ • •]" "
Little Hope; T. K. Lathi Corinthian 4S •
Tamerlane. D. Bacon. New Rochene ■•■ * 1
Zuhrah. H. I>o-cher. New Rochelle.:. "* «
Marchioness. J. P. Croser. rachtmnen'a '■• «
Ec!lp-e. L. 3. Callanan. New Tort v •
IS T. \X — Ort»nt Buck
boards. $2.1'»: Orient Com
! mercial Wagons, *2T5;
VFIV *M> Walthaw Motor Cnrs.
SECOND H\ND J1.000: Wattham De Luxe
- cars. $1.2r>0: Qu'fni.
| $1.2."0: I>ra«fon». 11.330,
! and many other new can
PENSATIOXAL iat rairvdlou sly low
CUT IN PRICES prlc»«. All new cars
OF vftv CARI*. strictly »uar« --.1
BARUAINci IN BUlMitantlal well huilt and
US HANI) CAIW. equal to new v.»>: «-cyl.
National Runaliout. lIWT
Franklin. rray«r - Miller.
J 1!)OC Rainier. IMM Royal
Cut l'rire» 1 Tourist. 1006 Pop* Btart-
Automobile ' ford, \■>» •■ Oldjmohi!«
Miuulim ! Tominic. '.:' ! ' i ' ; Stevens
,in<i rirr». i r>ury<«a. IS«7 Oljatnobll*
i Runabout. ir»O<l Steam».
i'i.iT Stnddard-Uayton.
Several hundred Others from *-■"•" IS j:s.OOO.
lIMI-> ><J- All.) CO.
1=99-1601 B'WAy
* H^Lr'lln.Brh. »«■ »»« Mlehlw .We.
1908 „'," NORTHERN
in \ nur town we want one th*rc. V. c Will make a his
reduction to the nut purcbaarr in >our locality Th»
car list* at S!.«no. '"li or telephone for our r!r»t car
proposition. If» • l Hr »in. "Oet in" befor* your
neighbor and «v. money.
Thooe — Columbus.
Annual Contest for Glidden Cup
Will Begin Thursday.
The fifth annual touring contest for the GlWden
trophy and second annual for the II wer trophy,
under the auspices of the American Automobile
Association, will begin at Buffalo on Thursday.
Between fifty and sixty cars will start at 7 a. m.
in the long and arduous competition, which wil!
cover a period of fifteen days and a distance cf
nearly 1.700 miles, through seven different states.
The route this year is peculiarly circuitous, ex
ceptionally arduous and particularly picturesque.
In the course of their travels the touring con
testants will have tc cross five mountain ranges,
in doins; which they will encounter reads more fit
for the path of wild sheep and goats than for the
refined sheep and goats of the automobile facto
ries, with their rubber shod wheels and delicate
mechanism. After leaving Buffalo and going to
Pittsburg the cars must travel across the Key
stone 3tate, up to the capital of the Empire State,
and then through all the New England states ex
cept Rhode Island.
The tour this year for the rtrst time, is an
avowed out-and-out contest to test the saVsaaey
and endurance of the different matfes of cars en
tered. The tour originated in X 905. when Charles J.
Glidden. the globe girdler. donated a handsome
trophy to the American Automobile Association, to
be a perpetual prize for a yearly tour. According
to the original deed of gift, the prize was to b
for driving qualities, and was to g^ t6 the club
of which the winning driver was a member. The
first year the trophy was voi»d. at the er.d of
the tour, to Percy Pierce, of the Buffalo Automo
bile Club. The second and third years it remained
in the possession of the Buffalo rlub. because of
there being tie scores at the end of 'he tear, nnd
no club had explicitly- won it from the Buffalo eta
This yr-ar new rules have be»n drawn up. and
everything possible done to effect a distinct WtaaJag
of the trophy by the cars forming the team of some
one club. Before the start of the tour the Auto
mobile Club of Buffalo will formally turn ov»r the
trophy to the touring board of the AsMTfcaa Aata
mobile Association, and the conditions require that
all ties be run off.
The rules for this event have been changed each
year with the consent of the donor of the trophy,
but the 1908 tour will be the first time it has of
ficially been called "Touring Contest." It is the
first year in which the cars have been required to
carry observers, who will note every repair and
adjustment and all that happens to the cars.
Points will be forfeited for all repairs and for fail
ure to run on schedule. The conditions, the route
and the schedule, taken together, are such that it
will be ■ credit to every car that survives, and no
disgrace to lose a few points.
The trophy will be awarded to the club whose
team loses the fewest points, and It will be any
one's prize until the finish, because the worst day
of travel will be the last day. when the schedule
calls for nearly two hundred miles entirety over
mountain roads. On this day any of the weak
brethren who have been staggering along are
likely to lose points galore, or be left by the road
side. The scenery will be glorious all the way. but
the going will be as vexatious as the path of the
most wicked. Yet these strenuous conditions are
what make this event the most Important in the
country to the men and women who want to know
the respective merits of the different cars, not for
racing, but for hard travelling across country.
The Itinerary of the tour, giving the places where
the overnight stops will be made and the distance
of each day's run. follows:
jj u ]v jv—nufr»lo to Cambridge Springs HA'J
July 10— Cambridge Spring to Pttt«burg "*-
July 11— PtttsbOT to Bedford Springs l '_* ♦
July 12— Sunday. res; at Bedfonl Springs
July 13-licdfeM Springs to Harr isburg !«• *
July 14-Hsjrtsbur* to Philad»lrhia ™3-»
July 15— Philadelphia to Mllford j« »
July i«_Milford to Albanr {XT,
July 17— Albany to Boston _-Z
July l«-lft-R« at 805t0n.... — ... n
JuySO-Boston to Poland ........■■■■■■■■ «|O
July 28— Bethlehem Jv'S^^M^SS^
. . . . 1 <W9 7
Dlace' F- it. Hower. chairman of the
at the following points: -
Buffalo Iroquois Hotel; Cambridge Sprinipj.
Perm Hider House; pittsburg. Hotel Scheniey
VH The Sinclair; Saratoga. Grand I moa
* Following la the list of entries for the tour up
! to last Thursday:
For Glidden trophy— 1, Charles Clifton.
Treat Arrow" 2 Cnarfea Clifton. Great Arrow; 3.
v W.mS. Great Arrow; 4 R.M.O I arK . irs
v H Parkhurst. Peerless; b, t>- H. "/Knurst,
L r le.f 7 E H. Parkhurst. Peerless; Ml£3C
OwJn Premier: 9. H. O. Smith. Premier: 10 Paul
r-Lth' Gaeth- 11 Gus G. Buse. Thomas; 12. H.
S Franklin Franklin: 13. John Wilkinson. Frank-
Hn 14 F H Ptilwell. Franklin; 15. Andrew
r,m.n RainteV: 16. J. F. Duryea. Sterens-Duryea;
Cuneo H Rainier Steven--! >-:rvea: l». Frank H. Nutt.
ilavnes" 'n Loring Wagoner. Haynes; 21. Frank
V-win*V -win* Marmon: 22. W. C. Marmon. Marmon: 23.
W Clikrmon Marmon: 34. E. V Stratton Sn.de:
h ., kPr "5 E. V. Stratton, studebaker. .'«. E. ▼.
Button. Studebaker: 29. A. R. Davis. Garford;
3of A R- Davis, Garford, 31. A. li. Davis. Gar-
For Hower trophy— No. 100. R. D. Garden. Great
Arrow- 101 It M. Owen. Reo; 102. W. H. lander
voort Moling 103. Charles Clifton. Great Arrow;
104 George A. Weideley. Premier: 105. John Brey
;«^i« T nearlAs- 106 F. A. Barton. Franklin; 10.
f C Bl p ?ioore Stoddkrd-Davton: 108. & W .Shir- 1
ley. Overland; Iff. 11. C. TlUots Stoddard-Day
! ton. .
;'-V; *i-a-*--'i -a-* - -' *■ ■ * - v c<^'jif T " -\> ' ** — S '"^ * ' - aw. ' ■ *• ASY -- ' ' '
Gains 127' 10 >»"«■»
New York State Registrations for the
first six months of 1908 issued from the
Secretary of State's Office at Albany
show that new licenses have been grant
ed to 193 Mitchell Cars, as against 85
Mitchell Cars for the same period in 1907.
With one exception, and that not in
its class, the Mitchell shows the greatest
gain of any car sold in New York —
and there are 111 other makes of cars
sold in New York City.
4 Cylinder 20 H. P. Runabout. $1,000
4 Cylinder 20 H. P. Roadster, $1,250
4 Cylinder 35 H. P. Touring Car, $2,000
MitcfccU Motor Car Co, JUcixw. Wis
-• . HWMT..A.W.C.W.A. t ' , '
, \m BKOAgWAY, Coft &A Stmt
t ,> v<:.
Four Yachts Leave San Pedro in
.'.'■" ''-Mile Ocean Contest.
San Pedro. Cal.. July 4.— Four of the fastest
yachts that sail the Pacific started in a race to
day from San Pedro to Honolulu. Cheered tv
thousands of people gathered from evrrv part of
Southern California to participate in the Fourth at
July celebration, the whits sailed racers slipped
away from their anchorage In front of the South
Coast Yacht Club to the boom of a signal gun fired
a* the word came from the executive offices ax
The racers crossed the !ra« opposite D*ad Man's
Island, rounded Terminal Island and set a straight
course for Diamond Head. Oar':, nearly twenty
five hundred miles distant. The starters in ilia
race are:
The Lurlin-. South <"'>ai«t Yacht Club. Los As*
geles. Commodore H. 11. Sin<-'air. scratch.
The Gwendolyn* 11. Elliott Bay Yacht Club, Ss»
attic. Captain Joseph Redfern; allowance. 17 br«
30 mm. 56 Z-'> sec.
The Lady Maud, San Diego Yacht Club. iptaia.
L. B. Harris, allowance. 8 hrs. 9 m'.n. o5 sec.
The Hawaii. Hawaiian Yacht Club. Captain H. X.
Harris; allowance. 8 hrs. 37 m:n. 30 sec.
A. A. A. to Entertain Convention
Delegates at Buffalo Hotel.
The dinner to be given by the American Auto
mobile Association at the Hotel liouuess, Buffalo,
on Wednesday evening, which will close the g^oi
roads and legislative convention, will be one :f
the most important features of dM tm days* •»■■
sion, and has assumed an international aspect.
A. %T. CampbelL Deputy Minister of Public Wcrks
of Ontario, will deliver one of the addresses, and
among th« other guests whs will speak are for
mer Governor N. J. Bacheldsr of New Hampshire.
master of the National Grange: former Senator
{Mai Brown, of Wisconsin; Jamea H. MacDor.atd.
State Highway Commissioner of Connecticut.
president of the Americas ■ ssiaßßfesn Associa
tion, and Timothy I. Woodruff, former Lieutenant
Governor of New York and chairman Si the Re
publican State Committee.
Mr. w~>fir-:ff was on* of the earliest of the g-od
roads advocates and promoters in fhis^at* "13
work began more than ten years ago. Mr. « cod
ruff is one of the best informed speakers on th«
pood roads subject- .
Popularity of the Make for Man of Moderate
Means Is Demonstrated fay Ever-Increasi=S
Number of Enthusiastic Users.
To its moderate price, its minimum r-1 sal
repairs, its low cost of maintenance and Its
unrivalled record las readability and stand up
qualities is attributed the ever-increasing pop
ularity of the Oldsmobile.
Cars have gained and lost in public favor
during the last ten years, but the history of
the Oldsmobile shows nothing but a triumph
ant progress during that entire period of time.
High price has killed the popularity of soxr.9
cars, but excessive cost of maintenance ha*
been the greatest obstacle for the majority.
On the contrary, the strength of the Oldsmo
bile in the motor car field has been due to its
moderate price, with the greatest value for tna
money and its low cost of maintenance.
These two points have » appealed to the man
of moderate means, and General Cutting, of tha
Oldsmobile Company of New York, declares
phenomenal growth of his business i 3 due al
most entirely to the enthusiasm of Oidsmoblla
owners, who are always bearing testimony to>
the merits of their cars in point of moderate
price and low cost of keep. In fact, the Olds
mobile Company regards Oldsmobile owners in
Hew York as the most imr. ->rtant part of it 3
selling force. Almost without effort m the
part of Its regular salesmen the company is
breaking all of its last year's weekly selling
The sale.-* during the last weal have include*!
both six and four cylinder, cars. The new $2,000
Model X. which is an exceptional value in a
five- passenger car. has beer. in special_ demand.
It is practically the same as the J2.T.V) car af
lf*>7. except that it has a little shorter wheel
base and a slightly smaller body. This bids fair
to become one si the most popular cars in New
York, because it has an Oldsmobile engine and
transmission, which has been used for years.
with only minor refinements, because it is ac
knowledged to be one of the best engines and
best transmissions ever used in a motor car.
The regular Nfew York allotment of the Olds
mobile Motor Works output is practically ex
hausted, but through the efforts of Gen. Cutting
a few more 1908 cars may be secured, although
there is no concealment of the fact that it
wiil not be possible to supply the entire demand
for this year's models.
Those contemplating buying a car for imme
diate delivery, or for delivery later in the sea
son nre urged to place their orders at once,
in order that they may not be disappointed this
season The Oldsmobile Company is makins
extra efforts to make deliveries on time, an
other illustration of the Oldsmobile policy to
satisfy all their owners.

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