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Away as Boats
Free Balloon Borne Out
of Sight Before Aeronauts
Get Enough Altitude Even
to See Racing Yachts
Aerial View Picturesque
Contesting Craft Look Like
Costly Pearls, on Back?
ground of Azure Velvet
FROM A SEAPLANE OVER RACING
COURSE, July 17 (By The Associated
prciift,?Viewed from the air, the race
to-day between Shamrock IV, British
cj.(,Henger for the America's Cup, and
Resolute, American defender, proved
n,ore picturesque thaii excitin?. The
clearest of blue skies, fading through
, the medium of a veil of light mist into
t?? deeper blue of the sea, lent a lustre
'" to the snowy white of the racers' sails,
which suggested two costly pearls ex
hibitfd on s background of azure
Seldom catching enough of the errant
breeze to cause more than a barely
perceptible list, the two fleet vessels
? 6cemed most frequently as fixed and
motionless as if posed for a photo
graph. Even the sea was hardly ruffled
by the air which, while miraculously
bellying out the sails, was not of suffi?
cient strength to stir up a single white
When the race was called off, the
?an was just beginning to sink into
the smoky haze which hung over New
York City, and which, during most of
the afternoon, hid the jagged skyline
of the metropolis from the view of the
Great Fleot of Watchers ?
Fair weather had attracted to th<
scene a great fleet of vessels of ab
sizes, private yachts which steamee
from the mouth of the Hudson Rivei
several hours before the beginning ol
the race or from the direction of th?
Connecticut shore, excursion boats
tugs, and countless sailboats of everj
The seaplane in which the Associated
Press correspondent was riding waj
one of a small swarm of such crafi
circling above the indistinguishable
triangle over which the yachts were t<
race. Besides a dozen or more pri
vately owned airplanes, there was j
flying boat or two from the naval aii
station at Rockaway, and even a navj
?'blimp,'* brilliant with a new coat o":
A free balloon, also from the nava
station, started a distan? trial just ai
the yachts were waiting for the start
mg signal. Its occupants were disap
pointed though, if they had hoped t<
see the green and white ?loops undei
sail, for the wind, variable, throughou
the day, whisked them across Long Is
land Sound and well over the main
land before the balloon had attainet
sufficient altitude to sight the rac?
Boat? in Fan Formation
Up to the moment when the startint
?ignal fluttered on the masthead of th<
control boat far below, the aerial ob
server and the swarms of little crafi
had held back from Ambrose Light oui
of respect for the formidable fleet o1
destroyers which played traffic police
and kept non-official boats at a dis
tance. Immediately the start wa
made, however, the little boats, sor,
mere specks on the water, spread oi
Three Stages of ?fee Second Race
?YrrrA ?# T?SI?1?*;?> * >** To %
Resolute and Shamrock JV ave
shown above crossing the starting
line. Lower left?Resolute setting
her balloon jib for the last leg of
the race. Lower right?Shamrock
IV shortly after the start.
into fan formation and followed
On the first leg of th% run both boats
at times caught enough breeze to nar?
row the oval of their decks as the
great spread of sails yielded to a puff
of air. Once the challenger, with her
green hull, churned up the water be?
fore as well as astern and on either
beam, looking for all the world as
though she were standing still and
merely bobbing up ana down in the
water. Neither boat moved fast
er.ough at any time to create a foamy
-ireamer in its wake, although the
?tpid motion of the airplane frequently
.r.de it seem that both vessels were
.veline at a dizzv sneed.
Race Inspires Calm
Thought and Dreams
^_rOsmOammt trsm tas? aas)
looked puzzled. He's bright, but he
could not figure out what his father
was doing on a torpedo boat destroyer,
chasing after a couple of sailboats.
After the Semmes caught up it would
allow the yachts to steal away a mile
or so and then catch them again. It
moused them around the Atlantic all
afternoon. It must have seemed a silly
game to H, third.
Experts out of Practise
Frankly, we were just as puzzled.
Experts were all about us and they
were very much excited. That was no
more than natural, as a yachting expert
is allowed to function fully only about'
once every seventeen years. Usually we
eould not assimilate tneir language, but
there ought to be a certain amount of
news in this story, so here goes. Up
to the time the starting signal was
-onnded the Shamrock seemed to be
insistently ahead. After that she
wasnt. The experts said that Will?
iam P. Burton, the skipper of the
Shamrock/ sailed a bad race. They
said that he had the weather berth at
the start and gave it up. We can't
vouch for this, although we watched
closely. The only pertinent testimony
against him we can offer i? that he
came to the yacht race in golfing
flnickerbockera. Perhaps he got the
two -games confused and figured
that he couldn't start until the other
boat was off the green. Later the
Shamrock's skipper had a terrible time
at the first stake. Again and again
he tried to hit It and win the gold
ring which gives you another ride.
Finally? he gave up and decided to go
around instead. At this point the
Resolute was thirty-seven minutes
The experts said that Charles Francis
Adams, skipper of the Resolute, did
well. He is believed to be a relation of
Henry, the Adams who was educated.
The Resolute finally got so far ahead
that we decided it would be safe for us
to continue our study of life in the
American navy. It is pleasant, as we
said before, but we fear that perhaps
it is too soft. Two newspaper men,
more intent on pleasure than duty to
their readers, tried to borrow a pair
of dice. They found that there wasn't
such a thing on board. There wasn't,
even a goat, or a mule or a lion cub.
The only, mascot visible was a small
kitten called Bone Dry. His mother
Jos?phus, long a mascot of the ship,
was lost a month ago in big storm.
The sailors are very kind to little Bone
Dry and try to make him forget. Once
a ship got in our way and was almost
run down. "Now," we thought, "we'll
hear some nautical language."
Language Under Josephns
"Please keep out, of the way," said
the man on the bridge.
We are now passing our house, but
we can't find the button to signal for
our corner and must go on. The race
has been called off and will be sailed
again on Tuesday. Tho bo's'n has
promised to yield his turn and let us
have "Pride and Prejudice" during the
next gruelling contest. We are not
much on predictions, but this time
we'll risk one. We think she'll marry
him in the last chapter.
Small Crowds on
Owners of excursion boats that took
spectators down the bay to the race
yesterday gazed on their craft with a
disillusioned and bilious gaze. Thev
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had expected a rush from frenzied
yachting fans to purchase tickets even
at-the stiff prices set. Instead of great
throngs begging for the privilege of
buying their way on board only a scat?
tering few appeared.
Yachting fans in New York, if tho
ticket sale is any criterion, are num?
bered by sparse hundreds instead of
the thousands the ship owners ex?
pected. Although it was a half-holiday
and the weather was splendid for
steamboats, if not for sailing yachts,
fewer ventured down the bay than on
None Loaded to Capacity
The Fall River liner Plymouth ex?
pected a capacity passenger list of
2,000. She had fewer than 500. The
Iron Steamboat Company's ship Taurus
had room for 1,500 and got a possible
300. Other craft also carried about
the same proportion of passengers to
The Orizaba had a fair crowd aboard,
but this was attributed by jealous skip?
pers to the fact that on Thursday she
had served liquor while outside the
threosniile limit. Those who came more
frorp ?thirst than love of yachting yes?
terday were met with disappointment.
Federal agents had locked and sealed
the door of the wine room. Not only
that, they had even nailed a square of
wood over the keyhole.
Police Boat Carries Press
The police boat John F. Hylan did
not take Commissioner Enright and
his friends down the bay yesterday.
Instead Grover A. Whalen, Commis?
sion of Plant and Structures, was
host to the City Hall newspaper men.
The Street Cleaning Department band
accompanied the party, whether or not
at' the behest of Mayor Hylan no one
An entire new deck crew manned the
steamer Highlander yesterday. This
craft, which is chartered" bv the New
York Yacht Club, nearly missed the
race on Thursday because her deck
hands struck for double and then
quadruple pay. The men employed
yesterday made no demands.
500 Yacht Club Members
Make Course on Highland
Supporters of Defender Have
Good View of Poor Race;
Few Private Boats Are Out
The Highlander, chartered by the
New York Yacht Club for the cup
races, took out -more than 500 mem?
bers and guests yesterday for the
second of the races. It was an en?
thusiastic and optimistic crowd. The
loss of the first contest did not dis?
courage the members of the organiza?
tion defending the cup.
The Highlander held back with the
Shamrock at the first mark until she
linally rounded the buoy, and then she
took after the?Resolute. The wind was
still holding and every one was con?
fident of victory. But by the time the
Highlander came abreast of the Reso
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Sir Thomas in High Spirits
In Spite of Yacht's Showing
"It's like this you see: Being a
dead calm, we were not able to use the
silent motor that I had installed on
Shamrock. Besides, somebody dropped
a monkey wrench in the carburetor and
the accumulator got mixed up with
the shifting gears/"
This was the only comment Sir
Thomas Lipton would offer last night
on the performance of his sloop in the
second race of the international series.
Sir Thomas was in good humor at the
time the race was declared off, and the
performance of the two rival yachts
was apparently the least of his
"I had a silent motor installed on
Shamrock," he continued, "but don't
you boys say anything about it. If
there had been any breeze at all at the
first stake we could have used it and
Although Sir Thomas declined to
make any other comment upon the
race, others aboard his yacht Victoria
tvere not so reticent. All the yachting
experts, amateur and professional,
were equally loud in their condemna?
tion of the maneuver that cost the
challenger so dearly.
At the moment that Shamrock bore
off on the port tack when she was
abreast Resolute just before the first
stake Commodore Aemilius Jarvis,
who was on the bridge of the Victoria,
cried out involuntarily, "Good heav?
ens! he must be asleep." The next
moment Shamrock wks hclpif.ly
Despite the tremendous lead Reso?
lute immediately obtained, it was evi?
dent she would not finish within the
time limit, and Sir Thomas, assured
that Fortune was again with him, re?
fused to allow the incident to dampen
his spirits. He broke out in a con?
tinuous line of stories that did not
end until his yacht was anchored in
"You see," he said to the newspaper
men aboard, "'Whisky' Torn came
aboard to-day, and it caused a lot of
confusion. That's what may have hap?
pened to Shamrock. It's this way: S>
Thomas Dewar?now Lord Dewar ? and
I have pal'd around a lot. and it's
always been confusing1. When anybody
said, 'Ho.lo, Sir Thomas,' I always had
to ask, 'Do you mean Whisky Tom or
At this moment Lord Dewar broke
in on the interview, and Sir Thomas
chose the moment to relate his only
adventure into the realm of newspaper
"The only time I became- a news?
paper man," he said, "I failed badlv. It
haopened when herd Dewar and I had
motored from Nice to Boulogne. Just
before we got on the Folkstone boat I
asked Lord Dewar to get some news?
"He returned just as the Paris train
arrived, and turned the newspapers
over to me. A Yankee who came
aboard came over to me and* said,
'Say have you got "The New York
Herald?" I took in the situation asaA
-;aid, No. sir- but T have 'The T?*?e
graph," "The Daily Sketch" or "The
Morning Poet." "Ali right,' he said;
'give me "The Telegraph. How much
"You Poor Fole**
"I told him tuppence. A little later
Df* il ., .. ?,? ? ?
know?and 1 said to him:
" 'Well, I have just made 100 pc
or, your penny peper.'
" 'You poor fule.' he said. 'I bought
that paper in I ranee and it cost m?
fthreepence: you've lost a penny on
me.' " *
The second race gave Sir Thomas
ample opportunity to dispense h>5
habitual hospitality and spread hi?
good nature around the flotilla rha't
surrounded the competing yacht?.
While waiting for the sloops to start.
ifti? police ,boat John F. Hylan. drew
up alongside the Victoria, and the
police band broke out into a new
marine jazz, interspersed with new sea?
Sir Thomas called Police Commis?
sioner Enright. who was a guest on
the Victoria, and asked him to co?M
up on the brdige and view his "cops."
Then the band turned out Irish airs
while Sir Thomas and Richard engaged ?
in a handshaking bout for the movies.
Below, on the main deck, Mrs. Enrigbx
two-stepped around with a woman com?
Sir Thomas called down to her: "Say.
Mrs. Enright, you fire all of them if
they don't play 'Rings on her fingers
and bells on her toes' for me."
Sir Thomas reiterated last night bis
faith in the challenger, but said tha:
if --he failed to win the cup this year
he would be back again next year with
lute half' an hour or more later the
wind was dying out and the defender
was almost becalmed. The yachtsmen
then realized that the race could never
be finished. Keen disappointment was
felt by the old-timers on victory being
lost when within reach.
Able handling of the Highlander gave
the yachtsmen the best position in the
line throughout the day. The spec?
tators had an excellent view of the
race from the start. Captain O. P.
Jackson, U. S. N., and the other mem?
bers of the steamer committee, includ?
ing Cornelius F. Fox, Hunter Wykes
and James D. Sparkman, were con?
gratulated on all sides for the way
everything was managed.
Among those on board were Admiral
Glennon, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Iselin,
Lewis Iselin, E. F. Darrell, J. Gordon
Douglas, W. H. Dickson, H. M. Sears,
of Boston; Ralph N. Ellis, Albert R.
Fish, Commodore James B. Ford, F. M.
Hoyt, O'Donnell Iselin, Thomas A. Keck,
Edward D. Lentilhon, Maitland Alexan?
der, of Pittsburgh; Nathaniel F. Ayer,
of Boston; George F. Baker jr., C. M.
Billings, Arthur S. Bourne, George Mc
Kesson Brown, Royal P. Carroll, E. J.
Chamberlain, of Ottawa, Can.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Clark, of Phila?
delphia; Mr. and Mrs. G. Vernor Rog
er3, Edgar Palmer, E. H. Prentice,
Frederick L. Richards, Thomas W. Slo
cum, R. A. C. Smith, R. Lawrence
Smith, Arthur Trumbull, Harold Wes?
son, of Springfield, Mass.; Butler Whit?
ing, Miss Rachel Dierks, Herbert Neal,
E. F. Torrey, John H. Lidgerwood,
Demorest Lloyd, of Boston; William G.
Low jr., Clifford D. Mallory, Philip R.
Mallory, John Markle, Henry L. Max?
well, Cord Meyer, Foster Milliken, Com?
modore Quiglev of the Cleveland Yacht
Club, E. P. Alker, H. J. Luce, Colgate
Hoyt, Herman De Selding, Charles
Lane Poor, Innis CRourke and B. H.
There were not so many private
yachts out to view the races yesterday
as on the first day, because many own?
ers returned to their summer homes
for the week end. J. Pierpont Morgan
again had a large number of guests on
the Corsair, and Harry Payne Whitney
had a party on board the Whileaway.
Other yachts seen were the Narada
with its owner, Henry Walters, aboard;
Fortuna III, owned by H. L. Foss. with
a party, including Mrs. Foss, Dr. R
Nebinger, Robert Froeberger and Ed?
ward Johnson; the auxiliary schoonei
yacht Atlantic, owned, by James Cos
Brady; the Lone Star, with Mr. and
Mrs. George G. Bourne and a party of
guests; Frank W. White's Little Sov?
ereign; Alacrity, owned bv Joseph Van
Vleck; Fordell, owned by Frank C
Henderson; Haida, with Max Fleisch
man and guests; L. Gordon Hamer
sley's power boat Cigarette; the
Marold, owned by Francis H. Leggett;
Selma, wtlh Robert T. Todd and s
party; the Casiana, owned by Commo?
dore Edward F. Doheny, who had i
large party aboard; Willis Sharpe Kil
mer's Remlik III, the Northwind, th<
Sea Maid and the Tech.
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