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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
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
'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
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
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.
r, lb. p.o. a,
Yale, lb 1 3 10 0
J. Connor, c 0 0 4 1
Stankard, 2b. .....
Bannon, cf. ,
McLaughlin, v 1
1 0 2
0 0 0
Hfess, p. 0
..v.. 9 14 27
a. e. '
, 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,
ORATORS FAIL TOSCORE.
Waterbury Wins Game Brilliant
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:
r. b.h. p.o,
Ward, rf ; 0 1 3
F'itzpatrick, 2b 1 1 1
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
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
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
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.
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
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: ,
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
r. lb. p.o. a. e.
Hoffman, cf 1 1 0
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
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
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
Niles, St. Louis 24T
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,
Eeaumont, Boston ...
Steinfeld, Chicago ....
IANTS SfiOVE UP
McGrawites Pound Leifield and
Camnitz for Twelve
THLETICS ARE LEADERS
Displace Jennings' Tigers-
Fall to Pilgrims
National League Standing.
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
St. Louis ..... . . . .
Pittsburg, Aug. 12. New York easi
ly took to-day's game from Pittsburg
and moved into second "place. Score:
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 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
New York ..
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:
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,
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
Sullivan and Hart;
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:
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:
Washington. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 03 5
St. Louis ,...00 312001 07 13
LADD LEADS .310 HITTERS
HAYWARD IS BATTING .323
New Haven is But Two Points
'Behind Holyoke in
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 :
Colllson, N. L
Hayward, N. H
West, N. H
Pastor, N "
Bridgeport New Haven and. Xeu
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
Bridgeport . .243
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:
Norwich . .
Hartford . .
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.
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
At Toronto Toronto 6, Jersey City
At Montreal Montreal 7, Providence
Lit Buffalo Newark 5, Buffalo 4.
Aa Rochester Baltimore 3, Roches
(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
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
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
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
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.
Jack Hannifin, the former New Haven player, Is batting but .191
for the New York Nationals.
Mil MY WIN
Only Thirty-Six Seconds Be
hind Morton F. Plant's
TIME ALLOWANCE DUE HER
On This Mr. Brewster's Yacht
May Win the Commo
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
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
Queen . .
Alera . .
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
GERMAN BOAT WINS
FIRST OF THE SERIES
Seconds Ahead of
SONDER CLASS RACES
Americans Satisfied With
Results Under Prevail
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
. 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:
Spokane I, 13:0:30.
Wannsee, 12:7:26 '"".
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!
Spokane I.. 2:9:32. .
Chewink VIII.. 2:12:59.
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
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.
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