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PAGES 9 TO 12. NEW HAVEN, CONN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1907. NEARLY A CATASTROPHE FOR DAN 01IIS PONIFS Brownies Pound Hess m Ninth and Nearly Tie Score. THREE PLAYERS FINED League Leaders and Auth ors Win; Rosebuds Go to Second Place. Connecticut League Standing. W. L. - .P-C. 62 33 .653 59 38 .609 56 38 .596 55 40 .579 53 40 .569 39 ; 58 .402 36 61 371 23 75 .235 Waterbury Springfield Hartford .. Norwich .... Kbw Haven New London 'i (By Albert L. Donnelly. Warren McLaughlin's display of bad temper at a strike called by Umpire Roaring Red Rorty" In the sixth in ning of yesterday's game with New Haven made the visitors graze elbows with catastrophe. Springfield had the lead, 7 to 2, when Warren talked and jawed himself out of the game, but JsTew Haven pounded the easy balls gent up by McLaughlin's success, John Hess., for three runs before the in ning closed, arid kept at him in the ninth for three more, making the final footings, Springfield 9, New Haven 8. ' .McLaughlin was entirely in the .wrong in the point he raised with Ar biter Rorty.' Every reporter In the jiress box saw the ball just as Rorty jJid, a strike. McLaughlin turned to Rorty, who stood just behind him call ing balls, and: began to . abuse the l,ump." Rorty ordered the pitcher to keep at work and McLaughlin talked Jouder and more abusively than ever. First Rorty handed out a fine of $5, Jrot McLaughlin would not be subdued, whereat Rorty waved the south paw pitcher out of the game. The exile of 'McLaughlin was sprung on Manager Dan O'Neill as a surprise party and none of his pitchers had warmed up. Hess was stiff and was in far from his most effective form In the three ana a half innings he tossed the ball over. Rorty was right on his dignity and Sherwood and Captain Jerry Connell of the Brownies will as a result con tribute to the Connecticut league treasury. In the same, inning to which Rorty waved adieu' to McLaughlin Sherwood uttered an ejaculation of disgust when Rorty called a strike on him. "Five for you," called back Rorty, holding up his digits from be hind the pitcher's box, where he was standing. ... :' ' Connell got his quietus just as the same inning closed. Jope was called out at first closing New Haven's rally with two on bases. The crowd and the reporters thought Rorty decidedly in the wrong on this decision and Cap tain Connell writhed In agony when he heard the supreme court decision. Rorty-s deaf and dumb language was lucid enough for Connell to know that he had given a Siberian sentence and Rorty stopped the game till Connell had sneaked from the grounds, leaped the fence and disappeared from sight. Springfield sprinted into an ordina rily winning lead in the first two in nings, making two in each of the first and second sessions. New Haven was doing just half as much in each inning and had a fading chance of coming up abreast when three two-baggers, a single and a walk yielded a product of three runs from the Springfield smelt er in the fifth. New Haven's three in the sixth kept up her waning hope and Springfield fought doggedly for one each in the seventh and ninth. New Haven gave the visitors a hair-raising pcare in the nonth by banging ' out three runs. The game was one of the longest Of the season, requiring' more than two hours and the little squad of 300 Spectators had filed away to little more than a hundred when hostilities closed. Bannon and Rising helped the interest by circus catches, Bannon leaping aft er Bunyan's long fly In the eighth and falling, struggling to his feet just in time to nip the sphere as it fell. Ris Jng collared one from the fence In left field which helped some. Wade's five put outs were all of the difficult order, End Wite's terrific clouting boosted Springfield to the fore. In i the first Yale peppered West's Offering for a single, moved along on Joe Connor's sacrifice and scored on Rising's double, which also brought home Stankard, who had been hit. Bannon and Burns perished on fnfield flies. Two runs. Connell duplicated Yale's star with a single, and Bunyan followed Con ftor's example in laying down a well placed sacrifice. Hayward singled, scoring Connell, but was out, Connor to Burns, and Kennedy was thrown jout by McLaughlin. One" run. Waite opened the bombardment in the second with a single and moved up on Curtiss' sacrifice, Sherwood to Betcher. McLaughlin hammered one of the longest hits of the game to the gate in right field, the ball bounding back. McLaughlin was held on sec ond and scored on Yale's single. Two (uns. Sherwood and Jope were passed Bown in New Haven's half and Sher wood scored from second on West's roller to left. Jope was thrown out trying for third on the play. One run. "Burns' fielding of three slashing grounders was the bright spot, of the fruitless third, fourth and fifth innings. He nabbed two of the chances by trip r'r i . ;r b?yend second base, knock ing the ball down and lobbing It over to first in time. In the fifth Springfield took a fresh grip on the lead. Connor was thrown out by Hayward and Stankard walked only to be caught napping. With two down it looked like an empty harvest home but Rising plugged a single to left and Bannon, Burns and Waite drove two baggers to the outfield, three runs being registered when Cur tiss gave Sherwood a fly, closing the cannonading. Three runs. Now Haven took its turn at getaway day in the sixth. Connell started the grand march with a single, and Bun yan filed to Rising. Hayward gave Burns a grounder, which was fielded wide at first. Kennedy was given a pass by McLaughlin and Hess. Mc Laughlin started to pitch to him but was exiled by Rorty and Hess had not gained control of the ball when Ken nedy's turn at bat was over. Sher wood hit to Curtiss, who fumbled, scoring Connell. Wade hit another which Curtiss got into a muddle over and Hayward scored. Betcher was passed with the bases filled, .and Ken nedy was home with New Haven's third run of the inning. Jope hit to Stankard, who threw to second, get ting Betcher. Burns fielded, the ball to Yale. It looked late to the crowd, but Rorty called Jope out and precip itated the brainstorm on Connell's part. Three runs. In the seventh Rising was safe on Haywurd's low throw to Bunyan, and Bannon sacrificed. Waite's long drive to deep center scored Rising. Not until the ninth did Springfield propel homeward what was really the winning run. Rising singled to left and stole second and third. He scored on Burns' long fly to center, or the teams might have 'been still playing. In New Haven's half a stinging ral ly almost tied the score. Hess was holding the low stand men too cheap ly, although Nolte, who succeeded Connell, began by fanning and Bun yan sent a fly that Bannon made a splended catch of after West had singled. Hayward dro'e a triple to deep right, scoring West, and scored on Kennedy s double , In the same neighborhood. Sherwood's single scor ed Kennedy, and Wade closed the game with a grounded to Curtiss. Score: Springfield. r, lb. p.o. a, Yale, lb 1 3 10 0 J. Connor, c 0 0 4 1 Stankard, 2b. ..... Rising,' If. Bannon, cf. , Burns, ss Watte, rf Curtiss, 3b, 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 5 1 0 2 3 McLaughlin, v 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 Hfess, p. 0 Totals ..v.. 9 14 27 13 .41 a. e. ' 0 0 -0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0! . 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 , New Haven. . r. lb. p.o. Connell, rf 2 Nolte, rf 0 Bunyan, lb 0 Hayward, ss 2 Kennedy, If 2 Sherwood, 3b 0 Wade, cf 0 Bencher, 2b 0 Jope, c. . 0 West, p. 0 Totals ... 6 11 27 9 4 Runs by innings: Springfield ...... ... 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 19 New Haven 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 38 , Stolen bases, Yae, Rising, Burns, Waite; sacrifice hit, J. Connor, Ban non, Curtiss, Bunyan, Bannon, Henne ry; three-base hit, Hayward; double plays, Stak'ard, Burns and Yale, West and Betcher; bases on balls, off Mc Laughlin 3, off Hess 1, off West 8; hit by pitched ball, Stankard; struck out, by Mclaughlin 1, by Hess 2, by West 3; hits off McLaughlin In 5 1-3 innings, 4; off Hess in 3 2-3 innings, 7; time of game, 2:05; attendance, 300; . umpire, Rorty. ORATORS FAIL TOSCORE. Waterbury Wins Game Brilliant In Successful "l-'IelillnR. Bridgeport, Aug. 12. Waterbury won an exceptionally well played game to day by bunching two singles and a dou ble in the eighth Inning, earning the oly two runs of the game. The contest was filled from start to finish with bril liant fielding on both sides in which Hilt and O'Rfourke, jr., appeared to the best advantage. The O'Rourkes were dn all kinds of plays. In the fourth Joe O'Rourke worked a schoolboy trick successfully, catching Beaumont as 'he stepped -off first after making a hit, and with O.Rourke, sr., in the. coaching box at first. In the sixth Curley refus ed to allow a base on a ball that stuck Beoumont in 'the knee.- In the row that followed; O'Rourke, jr., was touched, out while sauntering around instead of staying on first. Then there were two quarrels in. one, but the home team fin ally accepted the situation and play was resumed. Score: Waterbury. r. b.h. p.o, Ward, rf ; 0 1 3 F'itzpatrick, 2b 1 1 1 a. 0 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 McAndrews, 3b. 0 Swander, If 1 J. O'Rourke, ss 0 Laehance, lb 0 Shincel, c 0 Ryan, cf 0 Rogers, p 0 Totals 2 8 27 13 1 Bridgeport. r. b.h. p.o. a. 0;Rourke, jr., 2b. 0 16 Beaumont, c 0 1 5 Ladd, cf 0 0 1 Phelan, lb 0 1 11 Sawyer, lb 0 0 2 Hughes, 3b 0 1 1 Hilt, ss 0 0 1 O'Rourke, sr. rf 0 0 0 Cornen, p 0 0 0 Totals 0 4 27 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 6 10 16 Totals 0 4 Score by innings: Waterbjirjr Wr.M,,t,, fl fl fl fl fl fl $Z jbtf SPORTS HERE AID E Bridgeport 0 0 000000 00 Two-base hit. Swander: sacrifice tat, McAndrews; stolen base, Hughes; bases on balls, off Cornen 3, off Rogers 2; struck out, by Cornen 5, by Rogers 3; hit by pitcher. Ward; time, 1:28; um pires, Rogers and Curley. NORWICH GOOD AT HAT. Rosebuds Clever Stick ork Defeats Senators. Norwich, Aug. 12. By effective stick work Norwich beat Hartford to day, 4 to 2. All the Norwich runs were earned, and none of Hartford's were. A stop back of second by Soffel and a fast double play, Noyes to Ross to Nehring, were . fielding features. The, score: Norwich. r. lb. p.o. a. e. Pastor, ss 1 -2 4 4 0 Duffy, rf 1 2 1 0 0 Golden, cf 1 2 0 0 0 Soffel, 2b .. 0 1 2 1 0 Accorsini, lb ... 0 0 12 1 0 Perkins, 3b .... 0 0 0 2 1 Cote, If 1 2 11 2 Bridges, c 0 0 7 1 0 Tuckey, p 0 2 0 5 0 Totals 4 11 27 15 3 Hartford. r. lb. p.o. a. e. Gastmeyer, 2b... 0 1 2 0 0 Justice, ss 0 0 2 2 0 Fallon, If...... 1 1 J 0 0 Ross, c 1 2 5 3 0 Noyes, 3b . 0 1 13 0 Rothfuss, rf . ... 0 12 0 0 Luyster, cf.... 0 0 2 0 0 Nehring, lb 0 0 0 0 1 Wilson, p 0' 0 0 3 0 "O'Leary 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 2 6 24 11 1 Batted for Wilson In ninth. . Two-base hits Pastor, Ross, Gol den, Duffy, Soffel. Bases on balls- Off Tuckey 2, off Wilson 1. Struck out By Tuckey 6, by Wilson 4, Dou ble play Noyes to Robs to Nehring Passed balls Bridges 2. Sacrifice hits Duffy, Soffel, Perkins. First base on errors-r-Norwich 1, Hartford 3. Left on bases Norwich 6, Hart ford 7. Earned runs Norwich 4 Time 1:38. Umpire Kelly. TAII.ENDBnS FALL TO LEADERS. Reljjcr s Wlldnens and Whalers' Errors Responsible for Defeat New London, Aug. 12, Relger's wlld ness and three errors by New London gave Holyoke three runs, and the game In the first inning this afternoon. The final score was 5 to 3. New London found Whitley in the seventh for two runs. Rolger and Whitley each al lowed five hits. Tho score: , New London, r. lb. p.o. a Waterman, ss , 0 0 2 4 . McCabo. rf 0 2 10 Finn, cf '.. 0 1 1 0 Barbour, 3b 0 1 1 2 Murray, lb 1 0 9 0 Hayes, 2b 1 1 4 2 Colllson, If , 10 5 0 Pasre. c 0 0 4 0 Reiger, p , 3 5 27 9 Totals 3 5 27 9 6 Holyoke. r. lb. p.o. a. e. Hoffman, cf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 Lepine, rf 2 1.2 Burke, If. 0 0 3 Mnssey, lb 1 1 15 Ahearn, 3b 0 0 0 Baker, 2b 0 0 2 Boucher, ss 0 1 0 6 0 Th'aokpra, c. 1 1 5 2 Whitley, p. 0 0 0 2 Totals . 5 5 27 17 2 Score by innings: New London 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Holyoke 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Stolen bases: Barbour, Lepine, Boucher. Sacraflce hits: Lepine, Boucher. Two base hits: Thackera First base on errors: New London, 1 Holvoke. 2. Left on bases: Mew i,on don." 6: Holvoke, 7. Bases on balls: Off Reitrer. 4: off Whitley, 4. Struck out. by Reiger, 3; by Whitley, 6. Wild pitch: Roiffer. Time, 1:45. Umpires, Treat and House.. BIG LEAGUES' BIC HITTERS CLYMER LEADS WITH .372 Pirates Hold First Three Posi tions in the National League. Clymer of Washington still leads the American league batsmen, with a per centage of .373. Cobb of the Tigers and Flick of the Naps are respectively second and third. The list follows AB. H. Av. 110 41 .372 387 130 .335 330 110 .333 24T 82 .331 348 114 .327 249 78 .313 283 87 .309 80 24 .300 300 88 .293 351 103 .293 Cobb, Det. Flick, Cleve Niles, St. Louis 24T Crawford, Det Nichols, Phila 249 Parent, Boston 283 Orth, New York ., Lajole, Cleve 300 Pickering. St. Louis.. Wagner of the Pirates leads the Na ticnal league batsmen. Clarke and Leach, also of Pittsburg, occupy the second and third positions, follows: The list Av, .338 Clarke, Pitts Leach, Pitts Eeaumont, Boston ... Magee, Phila Hofman, Chicago Schulte, Chicago Schlei, CIn Steinfeld, Chicago .... .304 .300 .29' .288 .28 .236 ,?3 .283 .-S3 AB. H. 340 115 319 97 319 96 383 114 333 96 206 59 206 59 217 59 356 101 839 6t IANTS SfiOVE UP INIOJMD PLACE McGrawites Pound Leifield and Camnitz for Twelve Hits. THLETICS ARE LEADERS Displace Jennings' Tigers- -Sox Fall to Pilgrims Naps Win. National League Standing. W. W. L. P.C. 75 28 .728 69 40 i, .596 58 40 -. .593 53 ' 43 .552 47 55 .461 45 57 .441 38 62 .380 28 78 .204 Chicago J5 ew YoiK ittsburg liuarteipnia ..... Brooklyn , incinnati Boston St. Louis ..... . . . . Pittsburg, Aug. 12. New York easi ly took to-day's game from Pittsburg and moved into second "place. Score: R.H.E ew York 21000200 05 12 1 Pittsburg 2 0 1 .0 0 0 0 0 08 9 2 Batteries Mathewson and' Bresna- han; Leifield, Camnitz and Philllppe and Gibson. Umpires, O'Day and Klem. AMERICAN LEAGUE. American League Standing W. L. P.C. 59 38 .608 58 38 .604 61 43 ,58T 58 43 .674 45 53 .459 43 56 .434 41 57. .418 29 66 .305 Philadelphia Detroit ..... Chicago .... Cleveland .. New York .. St. Athletics Defeat .Tigers and Go to ) First Plnee. Detroit, Aug. 12. Inability of either Slever or Killian to stop batting of the Athletics gave Philadelphia to day's game and first place. Score: R.H.E. Detroit ..0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 03 8 2 Phila ... 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 07 15 ' 1 Batteries Stever and Killian and Payne; Waddell and Powers. Umpire, Sheridan. Pilgrims, 5; Sox, 3. Chicago, Aug. 12. Boston outplay ed Chicago to-day. Three of the visit- " runs were due to. errors. Chicago bunched alt of its hits in the fourth and eighth Innings. Score: R.H.E. Chicago .00010002 03 5 9 Boston .. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 1 Batteries Walsh and Owen and and Cri- Sullivan and Hart; Winter and ger." Umpires, O'Loughlln and Evans s Napa, 5; Yanks, S. Cleveland, Aug. 12, Cleveland took first in series from New York, making its long hits count for runs. Score: K.H.E. Cleveland 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 8 a NewYork OOOOauoi u a iu a Batteries Ltebhardt and Clarke; Thomas and Orth. Umpire, Connolly. Browns, 7; Nationals, 8. St. Louis, Aug. 12, St. Louis took to-day's game from Washington 3 to 7 by hitting almost at will and aided by Washington's errors. Score: R.H.E, Washington. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 03 5 St. Louis ,...00 312001 07 13 Batteries unavailable. LADD LEADS .310 HITTERS HAYWARD IS BATTING .323 New Haven is But Two Points 'Behind Holyoke in Fielding. By his splendid batting of last week Ladd worked himself to the top of the Connecticut league hitters, Rising fall ing behind the first time in many weeks. Joe Connor of Springfield has the same standing as Ladd, but he has only played in twenty-one games. Ladd up to Saturday night had made 126 safe hits, while Rising has 120. Billie Hayward has increased his percentage by several points. West had a big dron. but still remains listed among the heavv hitters. Stankard came on with a rush and Is hitting consistently, xw London put a man in the .300 list last week, in the person of Colli son, who has an average of .326, but for only a few games compared with the others. There are twelve men hit tine over .300. Springfield has fou Bridgeport three, New Haven Holyoke two, New London and wlch one each. Here is the list: Ladd, B : Connor, S RUing, S Stankard, S Colllson, N. L Hayward, N. H West, N. H Beaumont, B Luby, S Hoffman, H C'Rourk', B Pastor, N " and Nor .333 .333 .3: .326 .326 .323 .315 .310 .306 .303 .300 .300 Bridgeport New Haven and. Xeu LSEWHERE London, the thre tailend teams, were the only ones to make much of a gain in batting last week. The leaders all fell off slightly. Norwich was station ary. Here is the list: , Springfield .,; 263 Holyoke 251 Bridgeport . .243 Norwich .242 Hartford .241 Waterbury 237 New Haven 231 New London 203 New Haven and Waterbury put In a good week in the fielding line. New Haven was able to pass Norwich and take second place, while Waterbury jumped over Bridgeport. Holyoke is still leader, two points ahead of New Haven, The records follow: Holyoke .948 New Haven .946 .945 .944 .939 .935 .934 Norwich . . Springfield . Hartford . . Waterbury . Bridgeport New London 918 Bridgeport has been at bat the most times with 3,229, jS'ew Haven the least with 2,993. Springfield leads in runs with 459, while the tallenders have circuited but 282. ' In the hit line Springfield is also the leader, with an even 800. New London has the few est, with 651. New London has the most outs with 2,535, Springfield the least with 2,415. New London leads in assists with 1,253, Waterbury is lowest with 1,178. There is one thing in which New London leads, arid that is errors, ! the Whalers having blun dered no less than 344 times. Holyoke is lowest with 209. Bridgeport Post. GAMES TO-DATt. In the Connecticut League. New Haven at Waterbury. Holyoke at Norwich. Bridgeport at Springfield. ' Hartford at New London. In the National League. Chicago at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at New York, Pittsburg at, Brooklyn. St, Louis at Boston. In the American League. Philadelphia at Detroit. .. Boston at Chicago. New York at Cleveland. Washington at St, Louis. " e In the Eastern League. Jersey City at Toronto. Newark at Buffalo. Providence at Montreal. Baltimore at Rochester. Eastern League Standing. Won. Lost. P.C. Toronto 68 I 36 .617 Buffalo 56 38 .696 Newark . 49 46 .516 Jersey C(ty 48 47 .495 Baltimore 47 48 .495 Providence 41 53 .495 'Rochsster 41 53 .436 Montreal ..... ...... 29 59 .829 Eastern Lengrue. At Toronto Toronto 6, Jersey City At Montreal Montreal 7, Providence 3. Lit Buffalo Newark 5, Buffalo 4. Aa Rochester Baltimore 3, Roches ter 13. SPORTING NOTES. (By Albert L, Donnelly.) The usual Monday luck and the usual ,four-times-a-week luck again visited the Brownies, and O'Neil's Ponies took, their measure yesterday. It is safe to say that New Haven is anchored in seventh place without a chance to escape one way or the other. McLaughlin's loss of temper in the sixth almost resulted in a catastrophe for O'Nell and his belated. Ponies. The Brownies met Hess when he was off his guard in the ninth and almost tied the score. Springfield pounded Walter West with ease in nearly every Inning, and they hit him hard just when runs were needed. Yale and Rising led with the stick, meeting West's benders three times apiece. Roaring Red Rorty handed out his fines in great style. Sher wood received one for using unbecoming language when the official called a strike on him. Jerry Connell forgot himself in his wrath over Rorty's poor judgment on strikes, and McLaughlin paid the penalty for disagreeing with the "urap." Hartford met defeat at the hands of Soffel's club swingers and dropped down to fourth place. Manager Clarkin, of the Hartford ball team, and Manager Humphrey, of the New London team, have agreed to play the game between the Senators and the Whalers scheduled for New London this afternoon at Hartford. After working on the deal since early' In the spring Manager Cantillon, of the Washington Americans, has traded George Nill to Cleveland in exchange forPete O'Brien. Fred Parent leads the Boston Americans with a batting average of 309, while Beaumont leads the Nationals with a percentage of .297. The Pirates were the victims of McGraw's Giants yesterday and fell back to third place. Jennings' Tigers succumbed to the Athletics and are now to he content with second place. The improvement and rapid advance ment of the Philadelphia team the past week is remarkable. Boston again trimmed the ill-fated White Sox and are scheduled to repeat it to-day. Donovan, of Detroit, leads the American league pitchers In games won, with a record of ten won and three lost. Three-fingered Brown, of the Cubs, leads the National league twirlers, with seven teen wins and but five .defeats. 5 . Jack Hannifin, the former New Haven player, Is batting but .191 for the New York Nationals. Mil MY WIN SENSATIONAL RACE Only Thirty-Six Seconds Be hind Morton F. Plant's Ingomar. TIME ALLOWANCE DUE HER On This Mr. Brewster's Yacht May Win the Commo dore's Cup. Newport, R. t, Aug. 12. In a thick fog and with the end of her main boom scraping the water as she luffed sharply in the stiff breeze to clear Brenton's Reef lightship, Morton J. Plant's schooner Ingomar with Captain Charles Barr at the wheel swept across the finish line at 3:36:36, unofficial time, the leader in a most sensational forty mile, run from .New London for the New York Yacht ciu'b's cruising fleot. nniv 36 seconds in her wake came 'Rear Commodore F. F. Brew, ster's schooner Elmina and four min utes later J. Roger Maxwell's Queen. Although the Elmina was beaten by the Ingomar, the latter gives time al lowance and on this the Elmina may- win the commodore's cup for schoon ers. Both ' of them defeated the Queen. While the official figures of the finish and time allowances were not available to-night, it is almost cer tain that the Aurora is the winner in the class for sloops with the Istelena second. The winner of the second schooner's prize is James B, Forbes' ' Katrina, which finished far ahead of the Guar d Ina. ' - ' " ThB Plansed time of. the winning boats in the various classes follow 4:19:14 Queen . . Katrina , Avenger Aurora . Alera . . 4:26:18 H:53:05 4:39:41 5:55:44 Guardina 5:15:53 4:44:23 Effort v Eight boats started in tne im"i class which was headed by the Alera; which also won the commodore's cup In dfivision of sloops: Tthe Guardina was the winner In lass M. Kaitrina was a winner In the division of schooners and also won the prize in class D. In class J ,thn -Effort. Whose elapsed time was A.u-m took the -prize. The Avenger won in class K, beating the Aurora and also captured the commodore's cup in the first division for sloops. , .. .PTJFFY MAY BACE CHAMPIOX. Day, the Professional Sprinter, Wants to Run Against ex-Amateur cnamp, All that stands In the way of a match between B. R. .Day of England, cham r,i professional sprinter of the world, a 4b,,r Duffy, former amateur champion, is $2,000, or a .pfcrt thereof sufficiently large to justify Duffy In training for six weeks. Dav has just finished a tour of Aus tralia, where he earned $9,000, and is now in Vancouver, B. C, on his way to New York, from there he writes Duffy, obItIhc a. match. Duffy says he would gl'adly make the match If he can see enough money In oto-Kt rfn lustlfy his training expenses, t nm not in condition just now," said Duffy, "but I think I could go some at that, 'i heheve wlth slx weeks' train ing, I could make a hundred in 10 flat, and that would probably be fast enough. . GERMAN BOAT WINS FIRST OF THE SERIES Wittelsbach Finished 31 Seconds Ahead of Spokane I. SONDER CLASS RACES Americans Satisfied With Results Under Prevail ing Conditions. Kiel, Germany, Aug. 12. The Ger- mans won the first of the series of in ternational Sonderlasse races for Em- ( peror William's cup to-day the Wittete- bach finishing 31 seconds ahead of the Spokane I., the other contestants' trail- ,. ing along in the following order. Wan ssee (German), Chewink VIII (Ainerl. can), Marblehead (American) and. Tilly A, (Herman). , : .. The Wittels'bach won because she was built for racing in strong winds, such : as prevail In Baltic waters while the Spokane I. was better suited for lighter breezes. The wind blew from 15 to 18 V.,, knots and all the American boats sail- ,:. ed part of the time with one reef in , , ; their mainsails while the stlffer German' ? yachts did nt take In a reef during the race. , Owing to the heavy sea the American boats were continually taking water oil V board, which kept their crews ; busy " bailing and pumping. It was estimated , that the wind at times blew ,:h:r!y miles an hour, though according to the , wind guage ashore it did not blow more ',;' than 18 miles. i : ' The Americans were satisfied with the result, believing that the Wittels bach, under the conditions prevailing won on her merits. ! ' . ; ; , ; ' i I : The Germans did .the; unusual..thing : of allowing the Americans to choose . the course. The imperial yacht club's1 ' committee asked Henry Howard of b Boston, Mass., chairman ot the regatta ': committee of the Eastern Yacht club, to draw up suggestions on the subject and he seleoted a triangle a mile and a half beyond the lightship, each leg ' being exactly two and a half miles, or fifteen miles, In all when sailed over 4 twice. , -i Representing the 'American competi- , ' tors on the starting and judging com- w' mittee were the United States naval": attache at Berlin, Lieutenant Corn- mander W. L. Howard, and Henry Howard and for the Germans Vice Ad miral Barandon. Rear Admiral Sarnow an'd Naval: Architect Mueller." ' ' Fine, sunny weather prevailed and several excursion steamers, yachts and German cruisers and torpedo goats fol lowed the competing yachts over the ' course. - , The Wannsee was first over the I'm and tlffe Tilly X, sailed by Prince Hen- " ry of Prussia came next, followed by the Spokane I and Marblehead in that order. ' . The Chewink VIII and Wittelsbach crossed the starting line before tho gun was fired at 11:16 a. m, and was compelled to return and make a fresh istart, by which the Wlttelshach lost 1 minute 30 seconds and the Chewink VIII 1 minute 40v seconds'. The Wit telsbach, perceiving that the five other boats were on the port tack with the wind dead ahead, took a ldng tack to starboard, gained rapidly on her com- petltors and 23 minutes later obtained ' ? uie ieaa. . - . . The . times at the first windward'" mark were as follows: Wittelsbach, 12:4.30. Spokane I, 13:0:30. Wannsee, 12:7:26 '"". Marblehead, 12:8:1. Tilly X, 12:8:10. : Chewink VIII, 12:9:31V.. ' The boats sailed the next leg with the ' wind abeam and their positions un changed. The Spokane and the Che wink VIII. shook out their ' reefs, ,-he former having lost a little on the first leg owing to her reduced sail area, The last leg of the first round was a broad reach. . , , At the end of the first round the Wit telsbach led Spokane I. by one minute' 22 seconds, with the Marblehead 1:10 behind the Spokane I. and the TlUy X., : Wannsee and Chewink VIII. a few sec onds apart. . , . .. On the first leg of the second roundi : . the Spokane I. gained tai minute on. the Wittelsbach ' and the Chewink VIII. which had fallen to last place owing to holding on too long on "the starboard tack, while ithe others went to port, crept up into fourth place, the Tilly X, ' dropped to the .tail of the procession and the Wannsee slipped dnto third ' place. These positions were unchangeoj , while sailing the next two legs, though '.', the Spokane I. gained about half a minute of the Wittelsbach. The times at the finish follow! Wittelfcbach, 2:9:1. Spokane I.. 2:9:32. . Wannsee, 2:12:36. Chewink VIII.. 2:12:59. Marblehead, 2:lff:S8. Tilly X. 2:13:5. The crowds on board the steamers which gathered about the finish line cheered the Wittelsbach and Spokane I. Prince Henry was cheerful over the bad luck of Tilly X, and congratulated the winner. Among those on board the Imperial Yacht olub's steamer were E. R, Thom as and family of Boston and Mr. and Mrs. I.- Wolff, jr., of Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clarke's party on board the steam yacht Golden Eagle of tha Eastern Yacht club, of which Mr. Clarke is vice commodore, included Mrs. J. Lewis Stackpole, J. P. Reynolds and Mr. Hanger, all of Boston." The second race of the series will take place to-morrow. MerchanU Delivery Lose. The Merchants Delivery baseball team met defeat in an interesting game , at Beecher's lot Friday afternoon by the score of 9 to 8. A Bqueene play in the eleventh inning Bcored the winning . run of the game. A home run by Chas. Peaino was the feature of the contest.. The hit came in the seventh inning, . when three men were on bases.