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Ncxcs and Vines on Current Topics,
Amateur and Professional.
Between worrying about the Yankees, who
are still in the midst of a depressing slump,
and rejoicing at the strides that the Giants are
still taking to force their way to the front in
the National League race, local fans had much
to think and talk about last week. Unfortu
nately for Elberfeld, the new manager of the
Yankees, the team had not reached the lowest
depths when Clark Griffith designed some ten
days ago. Instead, the men have gone from bad
to worse, and. unless a change for the better
comes within the next few days, the team is
quite likely hi wind up in last place. After
losing three games to Boston in American
League Park last week the Yankees went to
"Washington on Thursday to do battle with the
tail-enders. but in spite of high hopes the tide
did not turn, and the lpwly Senators awoke
from their lethargy and added more fuel to the
fire of discontent of the loyal followers of the
New Yorkers. With a chance of climbing up ■
peg or two, the -Senators smoke the Yankees
•ore and won a double-header on Thursday,
took another game on Friday and broke even
in two games Saturday. It is hard to under
stand how a tram which led the league during
the early season could fall so quickly from its
high .-state in m short a time, but with the
record of one victory out of seven games played
in one week it is no wonder the nine is
struggling to been out " last place. The
Yankees will stop ,iff for one game in Phila
delphia to-day, but they will be back at Amer
ican League Park to-morrow for a lOBS stay.
Inasmuch as they will entertain the four West
ern teams, which are now fighting among them
selves in the van, the Yankees will have no
easy (toe, and must take a decided brace if
they are to improve their position before the
next Western trip begins. With Cha?f>, Elber
feld and Glade back in the came some- improve
ment at least can be looked for.
The Giants continued their good work last
•week, and worked thtff way nearer to the
front, to the delight of their many followers.
On Saturday night barely two games separated
them from the Chicago Cubs, who worked back
to the front after being deposed for two or
three days by the Pittsburg Pirates. The
Giants won five out of seven games last week,
a record to be proud of. They found Rucker's
delivery in Brooklyn hard to solve, and the
Euperbas managed to break even in the four
mjmmw series, but the Giants came back to the
Polo Grounds on Thursday and won a game
from Philadelphia They followed this up by
taking another on Friday and two on Saturday,
cleaning up the series. The critical time has
now come. With another week or two at home
it might be safe to predict that the Giants
"would take the lead, but the battle will have
to be waged on hostile diamonds for the time
being, and travelling about from place to place
In hot weather is not conducive to maintaining
top form. The men left for the West yester
day, and will begin a four game series in Cin
cinnati to-day. From Cincinnati they will go
to Pittsburg. Chicago and St. Louis. It will be
a hard and trying trip, and much will depend
on it as to the chances for the National League
pennant to float over the Polo Grounds next
year. It Is reasonable to except that the team
k. will do far better than it did on its first trip.
I) but the fans will be quite satisfied with an even
V break, as the Western teams will show no mercy
to the Giants, and will fight their hardest to
keep them off the top rung of the ladder. The
team will be back to the Polo Grounds en
July 24.
"Old Cy" Young, of Boston, and George "vViltse,
of New York, pitched no-hit games last week.
and earned a, place in the baseball hall of fame.
Wilts-e's work on Saturday was little short of
remarkable, as only one Philadelphia player
reached first base in a ten-inning struggle. Bet
ter yet. it points to the conclusion that he is
back in his best form at a time when his ser
vices will be particularly valuable to the Giants.
En far as can be remembered, it was the first
r.o-hit game "vTiltse ever pitched. Mathewson
has. two to his credit and "Old Cy" Young three.
The last named accomplished the feat first in
UK. He get another in I'.KH against Phila
delphia and his third last week against the
The spring meeting of the Coney Island Jockey
Club will come to an end at Sheepshead Bay to
day with the running of The second half of the
Trouble Event for two-year-olds and the Law
rence Realization, one of the most coveted fixt
ures of the season for three-year-olds. All
things, considered, the meeting has been remark
ably successful, although, it Is feared, unprofit
able. The daily attendance was far above ex
pectations, however, and the club may not have
to face the loss that looked inevitable following
the adverse legislation at Albany. The racing
has been well up to the standard, the best
horses in training have boon seen with colors
up. while the sport has been clean and almost
free from any taint of sharp practice. The
Coney Island Jockey Club, which has done so
znuch to elevate the snort, has earned the lasting
good will of horsemen and racegoers for the
liberality in maintaining the rich stakes as origi
nally planned and conducting the meeting on
the same hl-rh plane as in other years when con
ditions were more favorable.
The midsummer meeting of the Brighton
Beach Racing Association will begin to-morrow
and continue until July 20. It will fur
nish, perhaps, the first true test of the strength
and popularity of racing without bookmaking in
the accepted f^nse of the word. In the absence
of any rich fixtures to attract the stars of the
thoroughbred world racegoers must dcjjpnd on
Fuch import as can be provided by overnight
races for small purses. It seems unfortunate
that the Brighton Beach Racing Association
was forced to declare ofT the Brighton Handicap,
of $2r»,000. and other fixtures which have teen
Fl'iw:.v but surely growing in popular favor, but
under the circumstances it has no recourse, and
horsemen and followers of the sport take a
crumb of comfort In the fact that the meeting
Itself was not declared off.
In spite of the small purses, which will run
from ?400 to $600. the conditions for the races
at Brighton Beach have been framed in a way
to insure good fields, so that there will be, no
lack of entertainment, even if there is a lack
of stakes. The Brighton Beach track is so sit
uated that it has a peculiar attraction in hot
•weather, and this in itself will help to keep the
attendance up to a point that may make the,
meeting profitable under the new order of things.
It seems a pity that the Brighton Handicap was
not reopened under new conditions in order to
preserve its sequence Up to last year it was the
1 nest handicap of the season, and it has al
juu-s been productive of a brilliant struggle.
Peter Pan raced to his greatest fanv* In winning
the race last year, while thope who saw Broom
stick b»-at Irish Lad a head in th* world's rec
ord time of !.':<">■_' 4-," will never forget the re
newal of V.KM. In its place this year is a race
at one mile and a quarter, called, the Trident
Handicap, with $1,000 added. The Brighton
Handicap would still havp been the Brighton
Handicap, even with $3.<HM added, but the as
sociation did not care to belittle its once great
stake, and so out it out, with the hope, however,
that it may be renewed another year. If the
attendance Justifies it the added money to the
overnight rares may be increased when the pro
gramme books are issued for the concluding
days of the meeting.
It may be said in passing that the outlook for
racing is brighter just now than at any time
since the passage of the Agnew-Hart law. The
decision of Justice Bischotf last week that oral
betting is not a violation of the new statute
cleared the atmosphere to some extent, as it
will mean the withdrawal of police censorship aa
soon as the authorities are satisfied that the
various racing associations are as anxious as
they are to see that the law against book
making, under the construction of the courts, is
not violated. Those In control of the sport have
too much at stake to shut their eyes to existing
conditions. It is their purpose to maintain rac
ing on the same high scale as heretofore, and
they realize that this can be done only by de
voting every effort to see that the law is ob
served to the letter. Those who must wager can
do so without violating the new statute, but the
associations will insist that it be done in a legal
wny or not at ail. The size of the crowd at
Fheesphead Bay on Saturday furnished another
striking illustration of the remarkable popularity
of racing.
Lewis Strang. who won the Savannah and
Briardiff races this year in brilliant fashion, will
do his nest to-morrow and Wednesday to up
hold th^ honor and maintain the credit of the
rnifd States in the automobile world. He will
drive a Thomas car in the French Grand Prix,
the blue ribbon automobile fixture abroad, and
Is the sole representative of this country. He
will be opposed to some forty-five machines of
foreign manufacture, handled by the best and
most daring drivers in the world, but he can be
depended on to give a good account of himself,
as hf has been proved a capable, efficient and
fearless man behind the wheel. H«» will have
the best wishes of every automohilist in this
country, and hp well deserves them. In order to
win. or at least to equal the record made last
year. Strang must drive at the killing pace of
seventy miles an hour for some five hundred
miles. In practice the Thomas car has developed
a apeed of ninety-eight miles an hour over a
straight Ft retch of road near Dieppe.
The annual tour of the American Automobile
Association for the Glidden and Hower trophies
will l.<=gin at Buffalo on Thursday. Under the
new conditions it promises to be more of a con
test and consequently more satisfying in its re
sults. La,«t year some of the contestants de
scribed the tour as a nightmare in the pulse of
a pleasure jaunt with an unsatisfactory awaken
ing. -
Mike Doniin, the mighty hitter of the Giants,
has fought his way to the top of the National
League batting column, with a percentage of
232. In club batting the Giants are in the lead.
closely follower] hy Pittsburg and Chicago, but
in club fielding the team is far down, n^xt to
last, in fact. The Yankees stand fifth in club
batting and third in club fielding in the Ameri
can League. HERBERT.
Dr. Semons Mare Shows in Front
in Speedway Brushes.
On the Speedway yesterday morning Dr. Joseph
Semon drove his fast bay mare Virginia Belle to
victory in two of the best brushes of the day. F.
R. Bain was behind his recently matched pair.
Klamath Maid and Zealous, and after driving them
a couple of exhibition miles sent the pair to tackle
Dr. Semon with Virginia Belle. It was a well
contested race, and as the three horses neared the
finishing post Virginia Belle was neck and neck
with Klsmath Maid. Just at the critical moment
the Maid lost her stride and with it the race, for
before she could recover her ground Virginia Belle
had passed the post, leading by a neck.
The second race was even closer than the first.
for Zealous and Klamath Maid got down to work
and trotted ■ rousing half mile. They were not
quite fast enough for Virginia Belle, however, and
>he won her second victory by the length of her
shapely neck.
John Cornish, behind his champion trotter
Tempus Fuglt. was forced to look to the side-
wli<»*>lers for an opponent. He found a worthy
competitor in the black pacing mare Coast Marie,
owned and driven by James A. Murphy. Andrew
Cone pent his fast gray gelding Silver Ore to
make the contest a three-cornered one, afTd a
couple of lively brushes were results of the en
Coast Marie won the first brush, with Tempus
Fugit a half length behind and Silver Ore in
third position. The pray gelding hold his own
very well till near the finish, when the pare be
came too fast for him and he was forced off his
stride. In the second trial of speed the position
of the leaders was reversed, for Tempus Fuglt
managed to wrest the laurels from Mr. Murphy's
mare in a neck-and-neck tussle at the finish, and
Coast Marie was forced to acknowledge defeat.
I. M. Thompson's Fancy Prince was In winning
form yesterday morning. Arfione the fast ones to
finish in second position were S. B. Wolfe's But
terfly and Dr. Joseph Bemon's Poco E:=trella. Lit
tle Poco Estrella has not entirely recovered from
her lameness, caused by a self-inflicted wound just
above the knee, but she took an active part in the
brushing yesterday and won a fair share of the
honors. Her best brush was the one in which she
met and defeated J. W. Kinney's Tommy Bums.
Tommy. In turn, won an easy victory over the
chestnut -Keldlng Butterfly.
Others who drove were Charles Weiland behind
Dr. Chase; Hugh C. Riley, with his fast bay m are
Lucy; James Murphy, behind Do Derby; Charles
Rothschild, driving Oro Pearl; George. }luhor be
hind a pair of brown Pandit geldings, and ]„.
Grensfelder. driving Triphammer.
Five of the leading doubles pairs of the country
Wffl begin the matches to-day for the famous
M'estchester Country Club round robin cups. As
the contents nre upen turf and lead up to the. na
tional championship, raore than the usual interest
and significance ar* attached to the outcome \ n
Use, opening match this afternoon Edgar W. I>eon
ard and C. Frederick Watson, jr., will meet Will
iam A. Lamed and George Lt, "Wrenn. Jr. Then
Theodore R. Pell and Bernon 8. Prentice will me»t
Harold H. Hackett «nd FrederUk B. Alexander,
the national champions. To-morrow Hackett and
Alexander meet Leonard and Watson, and BeaN
Wright and Raymond D. Little, the new com
bination, irill rn^et Pell find Prentice. The tourna
m»nt will continue through the week.
The other tournament of th*> week und<»r the
direction of the United State* Natlsnal Lawn Ten
nis Association, which holds the courts of the
Kngl^wood Fieid Club, has drawn aJI of the top
flight of players in this section of the country.
The women » events will be a prominent feature
Giants Within Striking Distance of
League Leaders Now.
N?w York nt Cincinnati. .
Brooklyn nt Chirac*.
;•>, rhiladelphln at Pltt«burß.
Boston at St. Louis.
Plttsluire. 10: < iii'-nn-ti. 5. * ' ■■-': ■.">- V '"■:
Cincinnati. ."»: St. Louis. 0 (first game).
St. Louis. 3; Cincinnati. 0 (second game).
w. v p.c.l *£ h pr
Pltt«bur* 43 27 ~A\i\ Philadelphia ••--fi 34 .443
Chicago „41 2« pn«tnn 31 3I» .443
»w York 41 28 .MMiSt. Louis 27 42 .301
Cincinnati 3<*> 34 .514 1 Brooklyn 25 41 .STO
Pittsburg travelled to Chicago yesterday to play
off a postponed gany\ and found the trip well worth
while, for the Pirates smothered the world's cham
pion? under an avalanche of hits and runs and went
back leaders of the National League.
The defeat of the champions makes good reading
for New ''York fans, because the Giants are now
nearer to first place than ever. They are only six
teen points behind Pittsburg and are a bare four
teen points behind the champions, Insecurely lodged
now in second place.
New York opens the. second "Western trip In
Cincinnati to-day, and if Brooklyn In Chicago and
Philadelphia in Plttshurg can keep up the habit
they have developed this year of winning from the
leaders, the Giants should be In first place before
the week ends.
Chicago, July 6.— Pittsburg regained the lead in
the National League race here to-day by defeating
Chicago by a score of 10 to 5 in a slugging match.
Moran let in three Pirates in the fifth Inning by a
costly muff, but Pittsburg settled matters In the
ninth inning, when Pfeister was hit for four
singles, a double and. a triple, netting five runs.
The score by innings follows:
Batteries- Young and Gibson; FfPlsfr and Moran.
st T*ui, T ' ouls Flrf!t SOJS 0 JI 0 e T 10 •0 0 *4- I"!
::::::::::::::• » • o « « « « m 4 j
Batteries-Fromme and Hostetter; Coakley and
riStaStFT!^: 00 2 00120 <v 4-- E 0
St. Ix>uis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 0
Botter i _-Weimer and Schlei; Karger, Higgen
botham and Ludwig.
Detroit and Cleveland Tied in Ameri
can League Race.
New York at Philadelphia.
Detroit. 5; Chicago, 8. ....
St. Louig. 2; Cleveland. 1 (eleven ianlnse).
W L. PC.| W. I- PC.
St. Louis 41 29 .586 i Philadelphia ....34 32 .M 3
Cleveland 19 80 .5«5 Boston 31 38 .443
r>,,, rolt 3f> SO .868 New Tcrk 2. 41 .!(!>■
Chicago 38 32 .543 1 Washington 26 42 .382
St. Louis hung on to first place in the American
League race yesterday by defeating Cleveland in
an eleven-inning contest. Detroit won in Chicago,
and the champions are now tied for second place
with the Cleveland nine. ' .
New York plays a game in Philadelphia to-day,
and returns to-morrow to meet Detroit in the first
game of the second Invasion by the Western clubs.
De A tro? iCaSfi: ....1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-2-1 nn E 0
Ohi.Veo ! 0 20000100-3 8 4
Batteries— Killian, Summers and Thomas; Altrock
and Sullivan.
. At St. Louis: ' R- H. E
St. Louis 1 000000000 1-2.9 2
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 " 0 0 0 0-1 4 3
Batteries— Powell and Spencer: Liebhardt ana
Takes Ocean Contest in Fifty-Tear-
Old Sloop by Wide Margin.
David Van Wicklen, an elderly salt of the Old
Mill Yacht Club, showed the youthful Corinthians
of the Yacht Raci;ig Association of Jamaica Bay a
thing or two about off-shore sailing, when, in his
fifty-year-old sloop I'orn^illa he won the annual
ocean race for the Still cup yesterday afternoon by
more than twenty minutes, actual time.
The course took the yachts from the starting lino
off Roxbury Point to and around Sandy Hook
lightship. From there the yachts returned over the
same course and finished off the Jamaica Bay Yacht
Ciub at Rockaway Point. The wind was from the
west-southwest and of moderate velocity through
cut. The boats had a beat to the lightship and a
broad reach, with ballooners. home.- At the light
ship the Corneilla was leading by five minutes.
The summary fellows:
Elapsed Corrected
time. time.
Boat and owner. H.M S. H.M.S.
Cornelia, D. Van Wicklen 6:88:10 6:42:27
Klyo. W. Brook 6:05:50 8:05:29
Tom Boy. E. Welles 6:10:4.1 8:11
Marion. W. Perms 8:25:45 8:15:37
Annerund°!l. .1 May 6:2«:0.{ 0:15:55
Lucile. .1. Brown Hid not finish
Allots*, C. Smidt ««8:88 6:20:31
Pirate, E. Brown Pid not finish.
I>lana. H. Beyer 3:5«:22 3:48:42
Elvira. J. R. Anderson 4:07:40- • 4:07:40
Boozie. A. Kohe! 3:41:20 3:40:1.1
Jessie. O. S. Conger 3:5&:03 8:58:03
Sharp Shoot, J. B. Ow»r;8 4:02:00 .3:58:40
Amateur Tandem Contests Please
Big Crowd.
Amateur tandem races were run yesterday at
the Vailsburg cycle track, In Newark, for the first
time in several years, and they pleased the spec
tators immensely. Nat Butler defeated Patsy Lo
gan and Jimmy Moran in the 20-mile motor paced
Hill and Stein were opposed to Vanden and
ftries In the first heat of the tandem race, which
was at two miles, but the other trial heat and
the final were cut to one mile. Hill and Stein
Ftarted out in the lead, and ths Vanden-Driep pair
Jumped to the front two laps from the, finish.
Hill and Stein Boon passed them, however, and
defeated them by two lengths. Magin and Smith
were successful in dlsponing of Zanes and Beyer
man In the other trial heat. In the final the teams
alternated In the lead, with Hill and Stein finally
winning by a length.
W. S. Fenn made his*reappearanee affr several
yeurs' retirement, but succeeded In winning only
two fourth places. Kramer rode a great race in
the ten-mile event, keeping up near the front
most of the distance, and following Fenn as the
others scrambled for the dollar lap prizes. Ben
Hill led et the bell, to tha amunement of the
crowd, but Fogler, Kramer, Bardgett and Root
jumped past him on the bnckstretch. Kramer win
ning from Bardgeft by a length In 21 Sf>, which is
cier-]aied to be a irack record- Kramer took the
li.-ilf mile handicap from Rupprecht by half a
length In 6*5 3-5 seconds from scratch.
Butler got away in the lead in the twenty-mile
motor paced race, with I^ogan in second place and
Moran In third, though the latter moved Into *„ -
ond place in the firpt mile. Moran lost his pace
several times. Butler's pacing machine got Into
trouble at fifteen miles, when he was three laps
ahead of Moran, who m-aa half a lap ahead of
T^ogan. Butler got srolng again, and won from
Logan by a lap and a half. Moran lop.t a lap to
I/ogan late in the race and finished third, half a
lap behind the Boeton Irish-Anierlcao.
Jersey City and Newark Play Nine
teen Innings Without a Run.
■ Newark and Jersey City fought for nineteen In
nings in Newark yesterday afternoon, and when,
after more than three hours of play, darkness
stopped the game neither side had been able to
get v man across the plate.
There was sterling baseball, too, from «tart to
finish. The pitchers held command of th« situation
at all times, and there was much sharp fielding to
arM to the enthusiasm of the rive thousand who
paw the same.
Brockett. •» Yankee castoff, pitched magnificent
ball for Newark, as the score shows, but he had
no advantage over Lafitte,. who twirled for Jersey
City In nineteen innings Jersey City managed to
gather six hits off Brockett, and he gave them
three bases on balls. Lafitte allowed only three
hits, one a two-bagger by Brockett. but gave two
base« on balls and ,hit two men. -
Each pitcher struck out fourteen men, and each
team had eight men left on bases. Jersey City
made four errors to three for Newark, and sharp
fielding by Newark also brought about two brilliant
double plays. Mohllng. the Newark shortstop, had
eleven chances In the field and lost only one of
them, while Sharpe. playing first base for the /same
team,, made nineteen put-outs.
The score follows
NEWARK. po a c
D. Vefe, cf. f orl0 rl n hr 3°o* rvc.en.nt If.. 8 « 1 4 0 0
grake rf^ 7006 00 P« Groff. lb. »'JW > J
Erntle. 3b.... 7 0 0 3 3 1 Fox cf. c 0 1 15 1 0
ill 1181
T0,,!. 3"51e721 3! T»t.!» •> • «"» '
Bases on balls-Oft Bwckrtt J. «1*«« ; £ -,J chea
and Toft. Attendance —
Heads List of Winning Stallions for
the Present Season.
Up to and including June 24 twenty thoroughbred
'stallions have to their credit over »»■«» won b>
their sons and daughters on the turf this season.
The dead Commando, the sire of the unbeaten
Colin and Celt, still heads the list with $»1.110.
Sain, the sire of Jack Atkin. has fallen back to
third position. Ogden having passed him by some
thing like $10,000. John E. Maddens good sire has
$74,930 to his credit and Sain $65,832. Hastings was
fourth on the list on June £3 with JSI.7SS : \oter.
through the performances of his son Ballot fifth,
with $41,155. while Planudes, $31,665; the dead Pes
sara, $a,625; Ben Brush, $28,517: Ornament. J-S.-JW,
Hamburg' J27.200 and Plaudit. $25,305, follow.
Since June 24 Hastings has passed Sain and
worked into third place by the victory of Priscil
lian in the rich Commonwealth Handicap on Satur
day. His total is now about *6<».m Ogden o.wes
his forward position to the brilliant victories of
his sons Fayette and Sir Martin., which have been
taking turns at running one. two In most of the
rich two-year-old fixtures this season, and which
are quite likely to repeat again to-day in the sec
ond half of the Double Event at Sheepshead Bay.
Saratoga Belle, the dam of Fayetts. traces back
to Magnolia. Her sire. Henry of Navarre, which
horse made Byron McClelland famous, was con
sidered one of the best bred horses he ever owned,
and he traced to the. famous Magnolia through the
sire of his second dam. Scarlet. Sallie McClelland,
the dam of Saratoga Belle, was a daughter of Hin
doo and Red and Blue, by Alarm. Madden is a
student of pedigree and his stud matrons are all
of the most fashionable breeding.
In all probability Fftz Herbert, ranked as one of
the best two-year-olds in training, will not meet
Fayette or Sir Martin this year, unless perchance
John E. Madden sells one or both of his stars, as
the master of Hamburg Place now owns a half in
terest with Sam Hildreth in the. son of Ethelb^rt—
Morganatic. Fife Herbert has quite a hostory for
a youngster. - Jack Joyner bought him as a year
ling for $300, but did not consider him more than
a useful colt, and sold him early in the season
after he had won several races for a price said
to be $3,500. Herman Brandt, the trainer of Jack
Atkin. was the lucky buyer. Under his handling
Fitz Herbert developed Into a high class colt, and
Brandt sold him last week to Madden and Hil
dreth for a price said to be $15,000. Fitz Herbert
was bred by Perry Belmont. His sire, Ethelbert,
was one of the good horses of the American turf,
winning the Lawrence Realization and Brighton
Cup among other rich and coveted stakes. Fits
Herbert will race in th» colors of Sam Hildreth.
Joe Notter and Eddie Dugan are having a battle
royal for the jockey honors of the season. Dugan
now heads the list, with seventy-eight victories to
his credit, but Notter is a good second, with sev
enty-five. These boys are far ahead of their rivals,
as McCarthy Is third on the list, with fifty-four
winning mounts. Notter's percentage is slightly
better than Dugan's.
The Saratoga Handicap, which was reopened
under new conditions with three other stakes In
order to preserve its sequence by the .Saratoga
Racing Association, will close on July 13. While
its value is only $1,500 instead of $10.ono, a good
entry should be forthcoming. Now is the time for
owners to come forward and help along by nam
ing their best horses, and it is reasonable to be
lieve that they will.
Tko Yachts Drop Out of Contest
for Upton Cup.
It the big fleet of cruising yachts that started
on Saturday morning on their 325-mile ra<-e around
the North East End lightship, off rape Miy. for
the Lipton Cup had had any kind of a breeze for
the twenty-four hours ended at 10:30 o'clock yes
terday morning several of them should have
rounded that offshore beacon, some 163 miles away,
and have been well on their return uassage by sun
down last night. *
To accomplish this they would have to travel not
les- than seven knots an hour on a straight course.
which means that they miiFt have had a fair wind
all the way. If they encounter a head wind of
sufficient force to kick up a sea it will make a. great
difference in the speed of the small sloops in the
Many believe, that the yacht carrying No. in on
her mainsail will be the winner. That is Frederic
Thompson's schooner Shamrock. They base their
belief on Captain Charlie Barr's experlpnce in d^p
sea work with th* seboonfT Atlantic in the race for
the German Emperor's cup, and his determination
to drive as hard in the night as in the, day. coupled
with the fa. t that l*e has a crew that will stand by
him In any emergency, such as a squall or a gale
that would force others to shorten sail. These
things, they say. will go far toward giving the
Shamrock SUCfI ■ 1-a^l thai no matter what weather
Is encountered afterward she can rever he caught.
On the other hand, with fluky winds and calms, the
■lowest boat in the fleet may win the race.
Others pin their faith on the little prize-winning
sloop Gardenia, owned by U sf Herzig. rear com
modore of the, Brooklyn Yacht nub. If ther« t.s
smooth water most of the way. where the sloop
can carry all her light sails part of the time, sh*
is look' d upon as a dangerous competitor, especial
ly as she will have a liberal allowance of time
from the scliuoner*.
The Philadelphia, sloop Marchioness, too, which
was one, df the contestants In the recent race to
Bermuda, is also regarded as a probabie winner.
She is In charge of an expert navigator— Warren
Bheppard, the marlM artist, who successfully
navigated the yawl Tamerlane when she won the
first race to Bermuda. She is al.«-o in this race,
with Daniel Bao>n. n clever amateur, at the stick.
Two of the yacht*— the yawl Bakaaa, owned by
Havlland brothers, of Brooklyn, and Colonel I>avid
E. Austen's sloop Ondawa- -returned to Oravesend
Pay early yesterday morning, both of them having
carried away some of their standing rigging. The
schooner Vigil, owned by John Lewis, of Bn
returned to her anchorage at 5 o'clock last night,
she having blown away some of her sails, making
it useless for her to continue in the race. Thla
iuit, sixteen yacliU to compete lor the trophy.
Three Tournaments Show . Scores
Under 300 for 72 Holes.
That th- present golf season -is destined to be
come memorable for low scoring in open compe
titions is already an assured fact. It is only
necessary to glance at the records of the three
open champions-hips to date to convince one of
this fact, as all have been won with figures below
3W. First was the British open in 291. then the
Western open in 293. an.l, last, the Massachusetts
championship in 290. >. \.±! -u '■' ■
To talk of such low scoring feats ten years »f>
would have been like Indulging In fairy tales.
There are various excellent reasons, however, for
this evolution of the game. For a time after the
rubber covered ball displaced the solid gutty the
experts failed to derive full advantage from us?
of the improved article, for the reason that It
seemed impossible to keep the ball under the same
control near the green.
With time this handicap has vanished, until now
the leading: professionals can pitch up boldly to
the hole side, lay the delicate, chip shot dead and
run down the tricky puts with a frequency calcu
lated to banish all thoughts of luck. So now, in
stead of the advantage being merely off the tee.
it may be said that it Is easier to play every
At Prestwlck. in Scotland, where James Braid
made the 291. five strokes better than Jack White's
record at Sandwich in 1997. the weather conditions
were Ideal. On the first day there was no wind,
and on the next there was not enough air stirring
to affect the scoring. Besides this, the rain Im
mediately prior to the tournament had placed the
turf at its best. - -,';./. '':■
Conditions were not so favorable at St. Louis
where Willie Anderson reeled off 239. but then An
derson had demonstrated ability to do such things
years before. It warn in 1902, at Cleveland, that he
won the Western open with a similar score, and
then he had only been using the lively bail a short
Both weather and course conditions aided the
Massachusetts experts in their recent efforts at the
Country Club of Brookllne. The turf was so, dry
and hard that the balls simply "ate up" the dis
tances at the long holes. The greens were never so
true, and as might be expected some extraordinary
putting resulted, the veteran David Brown carrying
off the honors In this respect. Alec Ross, the win
ner, began with a 74. and then scored three 725.
Nothing approaching 300. however, has ever been
recorded at Myopia, where the national open is to
be held, on August 27 and 2*. In I*9B Fred Herd
won there with Oft while Anderson secured the
money over the same course in 1901. with 331, and
again in MM with 314. Following are tables show
ing: the open championships played at seventy-two
holes: •
1007— Philadelphia Cricket. A. Ross *»2
Iftot? — OBwentate, Alexander Smith -•••>
lftns— Myypia W. Anderson... 314
190-1 — Gien View. XV. Anderson 303
1868— Baltusrol. TV. Anderson 30.
1902— Garden City. L. Auehterlonle 3«7
1001— Myopia. W. Anderson 331
1900— Chicago. H. Vardon *"
lS!>»_Raitlrnor?. W. •mith •'!*
IS9S— Myopia. V. Herd 3 21 *
190S— Prestwtck, James Braid -31
1007— Hoylake. A Massy •»
into— Muirfleld, Jam«s Braid 300
— St. Andrew?. Jam*? Braid ■*}£
1904— Sandwich J. WWW £"?
10O3— Prestwlck. H. Vardon 3£>
I»>2— Hoylake. A. Herd jg
10O1— Muirfleld. T. Braid **>
1900— Andrew*. J. H. Taylor 3'J9
l«9f>_S an dwich, H. Vardon j»"
l»f>ft — Pre«t wick. H. Vardon »«♦
lSfl7__Hoy!ake. H. H Hilton |J*
IR9«— MulrfieM. H. Vardon *1?
IMS si Andrews. J. H. Taylor 323
1894— Sandwich. J. H. Taylor 3-*
190?— pt. Louis, W. Anderson ££
-Hin>«lale. R. Simpson *1
19i)«_Hnmenr>o<1. Alexander Smith *J7
1005 — Cincinnati. Arthur Smith ■ »
l(n.4__Gran<l Rapids. W. And»r*on •>'♦
1003— Milwaukee. Alexander Smith ££
15)02— Cleveland. XV. And'rson .*. -•♦
IPOS— Country Club. A Ross £*>
1907— Brae Burn. A Rcsg "Z
ISKl6— Wollaeton. A. Ross *•!•
Vesper. I>. J. Rcss ™
100«— Hollywood. O. Low &*
1905— Fox Hilts. h w.^Anjwtcn ■ »£»
Although several golf tournaments are on the
schedule ; for this week, they cannot be said to
come under the head of local. Nearest home is
the annual Connecticut championship, to begin on
Wednesday over the links Xt the New Haven
Country Club. Among those eligible are M. K.
Shepard. of New Haven, the title holder; Charles
H. Seely. Wee Burn, the Metropolitan champion,
and S. J. Graham, of Falrfield. runner-up to W. J.
Travis at Apawami? on Saturday.
Members of the American <V>lf Association of
Advertising Interests have "gone in force to Toronto,
where their annual championship begins to-day at
the Lambton Golf and Country Club. In addition
to having an attractive programme, lasting the
entire week, the golfers are to be especially en
tertained each evening.
An open tournament will begin to-morrow at the
Country Club of Springfield and continue for four
days. This club had to forego Its tournament
last year because of the fire which destroyed its
home. There will be the usual medal play quali
fying round.
Tom Gourlay. the Forest Hill Field Club pro
fessional, one of the first to come to this country.
made a new profession il record over his home
links recently. The veteran reeled .off a 73. better
than anything yet made for the extended coursw.
His 35 home was exceptionally clever. Here is the
Out . 44546344 4—3?
y. :::::::::::::::::: :.J 9-43344 4 4-35-73
Few amateur?, either on this or the other side
of the Atlantic, can compare with Robert Abbott,
of Plainfield. when it comes to long driving. He
gave an illustration of this while playing at Bal
tusrol recently. The twelfth hole is 262 yards, with
a bunker guarding the green, and to clear this
hazard from the tee a carry of fully 250 yards Is
necessary. Abbott accomplished this unusual feat
twice in succession.
Plans are making toward the organization of a
new country club in the vicinity of Boston. There
la a beautiful stretch of country between Belmont
and Lexington, over which it is purposed to lay
out an eighteen-hole course. Aa soon as one hun
dred members have been secured, the land under
consideration will be leased for ten years.
FIRST RVE-THK TAMMANT: selling: for two-year
olds; ?5<X) added. Fivft and a half furlongs. Futurity
Helen Harvey lO^lCh'pontuc 103
Traveller ...... v 107|Rustcn 102
Hammock Boy ....V. . .10*; Nedtlm 102
Waponora IJWGUdIn* Belle to
The Pippin .105 Chapemn 2?
Melissa 10I| 'Pander 07
Yankee Daughter 103 j 'Mugwump »3
Pescatore I(v3 i
three-year-olds and upward; S4sOi> added. Seven fur
longs, main cour??.
Dreamer 115|FaIcada 106
Kins. Cobalt 117 Z!»nap 103
Timber 117'Staraowan »
Royal Tourist 114 Delirium 96
WVsttmry 118 Tony Bonero OK
Peter Quince 112:Creatlon 87
Alfred Noble 10* :
THIRD RACE— THE DOUBLE EVENT ♦second half), for
two >»ar o1,1b; Kuaranjeed cash value. $10,000. six
furlongs. Futurity Course. «
p-nvette l2!>;Torb->!lino 122
Sir Martin i l»|E»chau 115
Selectman 122 1 Turncoat 11.1
Helmet I22lSlate«man 115
Bobbin 1221 County Fair 115
for three yea,: old». $10,000 added. One mils and
Fair Play 126! Kin* James 13(1
Dorante. 12« Antinis 11«
three- year olds and upward; $800 Added. One mil*
and an eighth, turf course.
C.retna Green 1201 Brother Jonathan 100
Tourenne 5 .... 11« Ml«» Crawford inn
Grannie lirt-Yack Shot »7
Ju«ler 115 D'Arfcl* (M
R,-»val Tourist 11l Kll!iecrankl« «7
Pea Wolf 108 Sailor Olr! 83
Tony Bonero I'M I \
SIXTH RACE— THE KTHKMIERT; lelllns; for three ■
year oldi and upward; *.v*) ailed One mil*.
Campaigner 113 1 "The Wrestler 103
Colonel White, Ill i Disobedient 103
Marathon 11l Batsman 103
Mexican Silver 10« •Frtzette 102
CJeorge O. Hal! I"*> 'Torenla »i
Rockstone '..ins|*Long Ball 01
•Black Oak 104!
•Apprentice allowance. «.*:■-'
WUkea-Barre. I; Scranton. 0.
Troy. l. Albany, 0.
L lica., 8: J. 4 G.. 4.
6yracuae, *4; Binghamton. X
De Rosier Breaks Record in Race fa f
Clifton Stadium in Pnterton.
Patftrson. X. J.. July 5 (Sp«d*D— Alxrot «*»
thousand motorcycle and blcycl* •athuaiaata i«v B
the first events at the n«w Clifton Stadina thla
afternoon. The programme was a combination «f
events scheduled for to-day and ; thorn pottpcned
yesterday on account of the condition nt th« tract, '
due to rain. '
One record was broken, J. B. De a «■.»- of this
city, do»ng a mile against time. unp*ea*. ta *
seconds. F. W. Jones, of Passaic, r»/epi tb« cam
In the amateur bicycle events.
Th« summary. In part, follows:
• Two-mil* no-vle* pursuit nwtoreyel* ?a<- — w-m •» ,
A. J. Man** of riacUensacJt; G«»ri« 9 Beelc. of ,\^
"fork. «econJ. Time. 3:07%
Ten-mile professional motnreyel* r*rm — -- J
B De Rosi-r. of Pateraoa; Johnny Kin*, of >•-•«».
»ec"n>l. Time. 11 :«*».
FtT»-tnlle m«torcycle race, for amatenr »»•»?<•»»»
Won by l. Steinhaus*r, of Philadelphia: A. J. Caaiajß.
Of New York. second. T!m«. 7:3«.
One-mile UN <amatrur> Won by Charl»i Onttat. ■'
•on. of Sprtn«rH*M Tim*. I:10*i.
Two-mile r»c« « amateur)— Woo by Chartea Gtmaf.
son. of Springfield. Tim*. 2:H*».
. ■CRWT.li.r.K*' CO.. SO EAST a»TH BT.
Telephone &319 M»'i So.
For Ta»ame-ter Cab» Phone 23*0 ColombTm.
'Best service. low.*' n»'e«. N. T. Tram, C*.
Ale.. A la Cart*. Tdh . Tabl« d'Hot* Dla. L.. iMaeX.
l 0 cTTo w ' s
103 to 114 EAST 14TH ST. 'Tel. 14<0 StTjyvstaat)
CAFE HART 1 11 dinner «iw <8 to »>.
Cafe LafayetteT 7B^-^-.^*
Late LfllSVCllwj Culslni Francatsa.
Old Hotel Martin. } *»•" ,8, 8 " vlc * *«■ rt c *C'*"
University PL and Oth St. ( M<» lc »>y Amit» Oreh.
. , . «
Cmlm. Pmilovflrn Second *»•• and loth ■*>
Lale CCUleVarO Huaxarlan Music and StMcialtiaa.
music CAVANAGK'S ala carts
255-2 CO West 23d. Restaurant- Grill. Banquet Roost
RIGO and his ROYAL HUNGARIAN Tzt*an« Oretestr*
Dinner (•■», 7.V. Sat.. Sun.. $1. Ale. at a..', hour*.
50. 52. 54 West 17th Street.
WINE. • TO • / *JWJ W .
Superior Service. Lunch a la Carte.
61 W. 35TH. |%fl/>D ETVTI L " n !! - ♦"*
Near B'way IYI UKL II Dinner. 43a.
T«l 1415 — Wlna. Maria
Qlftpannsjy* 40 west 5-TH ?t M.jale. "
HlUUallUilllfl Lch. «a« Din. «-V <wln^>.
Herald Square Hotel, gg^ES?,*
, Frcm New York ' iilluarr«!»'l 1«> firlvei. 25c).
Beautiful drives frcm town i«^mm«a'W.
For Taxamefer Cabs phone 23*0 Tolnmbn*.
Best service, lowest rates. N. V Trans Co
Travellers' Co.. 30 E. 30th. New York. Tel.. 5319 Vad.
Overlooking beautiful Huntlnstoa Bay. Tnnsr Island.
Forty miles from town. Perfect d'i9t!ei«» road* BUS
TANOBT BROS . also Prop. Cafe lies Beam- Arts. N. T.
10DCV fliU On Hudscn. 18t>th st. *Ft Wash. »«•.
OuDLI InH Ale. Viennese Cuisine Fechar Bros.
•torlcgn-MelpM «SSs"t^»; Saratoga Spgs.
sTonu/ucin ikJU l77tn st * rt - w»w »s nn v ■*
BnnUllntflUlrirlßen C. Rller. formerly of Saratoga.
£..». D.,,1, t! i l (formerly Supper's). Bath MI. L
CVOn pßaOn nil. Open all year. A U cart%. Masle.
THE BITES -N« w Open a ■■"M"
Ofilto Lobster & Crab b-ds. nJUXfln*! r*n»,
a>p-clal Rhode I.'land Shore Dinners. <1. ge> Taoa.
Blossom Heath Inn, • -~ "--i:-' Larehnwit
n__ -I- D.<.» 'mm Old Boston Post Rd . bet. Pelljaat
DOnniß Braß IHn Manor and New Rochelle. 20 m. New
HAAVAU and New England tourtny Ml
Rla^iTliM **"- reached by T-irt'ne- 5 Tale and
DUV 1 Vil Harvard. Se* ' Met. Un» Adv.
HOTEL BRESLlNM^adarnVad, Lake Hopatcang
BPTTOV Road-Book and map to VUh M « . TourUt
WOODS * Bureaus. 25th St. * B'»iv and liSO B->ay.
Callan's Hotel ssgssr* YonkersT H. Y.
Canoa Place inna,f y^ r g^°B^ m A Ssad SroaaJ
ELVEBTOM I M ■"•* ■*■■ Al> " *•*•*. i> t
Far Rockiway Mammoth Ca--lno ion B»aeh. B«hi-«r.
Fa* HOCKaway Conterno'sßand. Vaudeville. 3!iore Olaaer*
pijOOB " nUflbanlfl ? -The Sound. Open any*.
ftnaun URTCI Famous haunts o P-f;'/!!] Uf ?
UnA»U HUICLrIP Van Winkle UalSXiHlllU),
TUP r-CIOU/ni (1 Fmtfrti Point. >"»■» tendon. f«na. "•
iilL unluilULU 135 miles. SpecUl ai-cemrr.->datt»n*.
U.11..J l!>»ilaiic> Vivid reprod-irtton fr»reisn | MMM
Hollana baraßllS Bayswater. Far R»:kaway «.Vew.»^ ,
— • arlll nCC Mecca for aut»m«Mlist.«. Fur H«v-liaway.
The RULUrr Din«> ov-r the Sea. m*> Op»ra r en.
H,._i.J. lolnitri Inn Pelham Parkway. overlookla«
tilinter S ISlanO inn Travers Is. N?w m» M<B mwr.
• j« _ U««J >fw H«whelle. >*. T. Boston Po»t B<l -
IRuiail nßau Cafe and Restaurant. Chicken dlanw*.
UlinCTflHC Hill Now open. E«Mh»mp'"a. L. I
WJIIPSTOHC Hill MaMstone Lunch. 17 W. :»rh 3t
Manhanset House "s^ga.S: 1 - Shelter \j
HOTEL MARION g:^ at ßo^t Laks mnmil
ORIENTAL n^,':'^ ManhattaiTßeash
PLYMOUTH ■ rTT ) F^ii"^T.Larctaflflt
SEABOURN till ILL H mil. W. Luna Park. M«l* ; .
OIIT *--— l.> Shorehnm- No. ghor«. I* I «3 m.
OnOrßnani Inn, RoaJ map free. Colsln* rraneal**- Ala. ..
SOO-HIPI PARK Loo6E_^_sraj^
American and European
Hotel* mended •>/._. mt 1 1.
TRAVELLERS' CO. SO Mam 30th S*^ *
FRANKFORT °/M«m c^^^U^
It ADI CC TmAmtm HoteL Th. lartest *****
nfIrLCJ full panorama. AH apts. with t>»'-^ -
j l«^CMiii^W)riHnTtiTfjneßßl^ * *i.i

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