REGATTA WEEK AT SARATOGA.

FRESHMAN RACE.

THE beautiful afternoon of Wednesday, July 15, saw the grand stands at the foot of the course reasonably well filled with those taking an interest in the result of the Freshman and Single-Scull contests. After a long delay, the boom of the signal-gun from Snake Hill sent a thrill of expectation through the spectators. A few minutes later the starting-gun announced that the crews were off. No signals being used in this race, the position of the crews could not be ascertained till the last mile was entered upon, when the white shirts of Yale showed to the front, with Princeton a good second, and Brown last, steering very wildly. These positions were maintained till with in a dozen boat-lengths of the line, and Yale men on shore were beginning to count their winnings, when Princeton astonished everybody by putting on a wonderful spurt, which sent their boat swiftly to the front, and gave them the race by little more than one third of a length. Time, 18 m. 12 3/4 s. The following is a summary:-

SARATOGA LAKE, JULY 15, 1874.

FRESHMAN RACE.ENTRIES: Princeton, Yale, Brown.

(We are indebted to the Yale Record for the following figures.)

PRINCETON FRESHMEN. - Yellow and Black.

Age. Height. Weight.

Bow, C. C. Greene, Cedar Rapids, Ia., 18 5.7 142

No. 5, C. Halsted, Newark, N. J., 20 5.9 1/2 142

No. 4, J. A. Campbell, Washington, 19 5.9 1/2 142

No. 3, J. Williamson, Osborn, Ohio, 21 5.10 146

No. 2, J. J. Ely, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 20 5.10 1/2 146

Stroke, B. T. Nicoll, New York City, 18 5.10 3/4 146

Averages. - Age, 19; height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight, 144 pounds. Boat by Fearon, 49 feet by 10 inches. Costume. - Orange "P" on white shirt.

BROWN FRESHMEN. - Brown.

Age. Height. Weight.

Bow, A. G. Griffen, Litchfield, Conn., 20 5.9 1/2 140

No. 5, S. J. Bradbury, Providence, R. I., 20 5.10 1/2 142

No. 4, S. N. Dow, Lawrence, Mass., 22 6 168

No. 3, W. R. Stiners, Providence, R. I., 20 6 154

No. 2, C. M. Lee, Newport, R. I., 20 5.11 145

Stroke, W. A. Peck, Barrington, Mass., 20 5.11 151

Averages.- Age, 20 1/2; height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight, 150 pounds. Boat by Blaikie, 49 feet 6 inches long, 21 inches wide. Costume.- White and brown suits, brawn handkerchiefs for the head. Do not use sliding seats.

SINGLE-SCULL RACE.The three contestants for the single-scull championship - E. L. Philips, of Cornell, Ansley Wilcox, of Yale, and A. L. Devens, of Harvard - were called into position promptly at the close of the Freshman race, and got the word "Go" as the sun was sending his parting beams over the blue waters of the lake.

The race was not exciting. At the proper time Wilcox quickened his stroke and came in an easy winner, having made the two miles in 14 m. 8 3/4 s., Devens about two lengths behind him, with Phillips eight lengths to his rear.

UNIVERSITY RACE.As everybody knows, the great event of the week, the University race, was twice postponed on account of rough water, and the crowds which assembled on the afternoons of Thursday and Friday were somewhat thinned on the morning of Saturday the 18th. The boats came into position before their respective stake-boats, off Snake Hill, at a little before eleven o'clock, in the following order from the east or right-hand shore, looking down the course:

1. Trinity; 2. Princeton; 3. Cornell; 4. Yale; 5. Harvard; 6. Wesleyan; 7. Columbia; 8. Dartmouth; 9. Williams.

To this unfortunate arrangement is due the disastrous result of the race. Could Harvard and Yale have been separated by even a single place, it is probable a fair test of superiority might have been obtained. The four crews between whom the race really lay - Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Wesleyan - soon after the start drew ahead, and the order named was that of the first mile and a half. Harvard had been steadily drawing up on Columbia, until, at the mile and a half point, she had lapped the Columbia boat. According to the account of our crew, Yale, who had meanwhile made several attempts to pass Harvard, which put the Harvard rudder in great danger of being disabled, now spurted; and, drawing up on the starboard side, managed to obtain a lead of some four or five feet, when the boats collided, and stopped rowing; the Yale stroke oar resting against the starboard waist outrigger of Harvard. The Harvard boat being thus held back, her captain ordered the starboard stroke to pull, which he did, and in so doing disabled the Yale rudder. After the boats had separated, Cook gave an order "Easy port, hard starboard," and at this time the Yale bow oar snapped, and Yale was out of the race. This foul took place according to a time calculation at the mile and a half point. Columbia had now a not-to-be-overcome lead, our crew having lost at least a dozen strokes by the foul. Wesleyan had also obtained a considerable lead, and, although the distance which separated the boats was steadily diminished during the rest of the race, Harvard did not again pass Wesleyan. Williams had meantime surprised everybody by taking the lead of the rear-guard, followed by Dartmouth, Cornell, Trinity, and Princeton last, whose time was twenty-five seconds longer than her Freshman time. Counter claims of foul were immediately entered by Harvard and Yale, and Wesleyan claimed foul rowing on the part of Columbia. Columbia was jubilant, as well she might be. Her crew had pulled a noble race, making the splendid time of 16 m. 42 1/4 s., which is not official, but probably correct. The scene of uproarious excitement which Saratoga presented on the return from the lake was wholly unusual. The band on the piazza of the Union was playing "Hall, Columbia," which to us was the next best thing to hearing "Fair Harvard." Harvard and Columbia cheered each other in front of the Congress till they were hoarse, and then joined in a procession through the town. Late in the afternoon the decision of the referee was announced as follows:-

CONGRESS HALL, SARATOGA, July 17, 1874.

The following positions were agreed upon as attained by the crews respectively: 1. Columbia; 2. Wesleyan; 3. Harvard; 4. Williams; 5. Cornell; 6. Dartmouth; 7. Princeton or Trinity; 8. Trinity or Princeton; 9. Yale.

On account of the resignation of the time-keeper, communicated to the judges immediately before the departure of the referee's boat for the starting-point, no official time has been reported.

The following claims of foul, made to the referee in accordance with Rule XI., were decided as follows:-

(1.) Harvard vs. Yale, and Yale vs. Harvard. Harvard's claim disallowed, in accordance with Rule XIV.; Yale's claim not entertained, as Yale violated Rules VII. and VIII., under which the race was rowed.

(2.) Wesleyan vs. Columbia. Not entertained, as the steering of each boat was somewhat wild, with no apparent wilful attempt to foul.

This decision is in accordance with Rule XIV.

Referee: WILLIAM WOOD.

Judges: JOHN H. BROCKLESBY, Trinity.

Judges: RUFUS ANDERSON, Cornell.

Judges: RICHARD H. CROSS, Princeton.

Judges: PARKER C. CHANDLER, Williams.

Judges: C. DER. MOORE, Columbia.

The order and unofficial time of the crews are as follows:-

m. s.

1. Columbia 16 42 1/4

2. Wesleyan 16 50

3. Harvard 16 54

4. Williams 17 8 1/4

5. Dartmouth 17 31

6. Cornell 18

7. Trinity 18 23

8. Princeton 18 38

9. Yale Not taken.

When the position of Yale was announced, bets of $5,000 and $2,000 were offered that Yale would beat Harvard over the same course any time within a week. This was followed up by a challenge from Yale as follows:-

SARATOGA, July 18.The Yale University Crew hereby challenges Harvard University to row a race under the regulations of the Regatta of 1874 at a time to be appointed within a week.

R. J. COOK,Captain Yale University Crew.To which Harvard replied:-

SARATOGA, July 18, 1874.After the conduct of the Yale University Crew, not only during, but also at the conclusion of the race just completed, the Harvard University Crew refuse to entertain any challenge whatever from the Yale University Crew.

WENDELL GOODWIN,Captain Harvard University Crew.SUMMARY.Saratoga Springs, N. Y., July 18, 1874 - Fourth Regatta of the Rowing Association of American Colleges, - University Race for the Championship.

Course.- On Lake Saratoga, from nine stake-boats anchored in line below Snake Hill; thence three miles straightaway to a line near the entrance of Fish Creek.

Colleges represented. - Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Trinity, Wesleyan, Williams, and Yale

Weather. - Clear and warm.

Wind. - Southwest; gentle breeze.

Water. - Very smooth.

Lime. - Morning.

Prize. - Set of flags given by the Association.

Positions at Starting. - No. 1 (east side), Trinity; No. 2, Princeton; No. 3, Cornell; No. 4, Yale; No. 5, Harvard; No. 6, Wesleyan; No. 7, Columbia; No. 8, Dartmouth; No. 9, Williams.

Referee. - William Wood, New York.

Starter. - Commodore Benj. Brady, New York.

Judges. - Messrs. Brocklesby, Anderson, Cross, Chandler, and Moore.

NOTE. - Postponed from 16th to 17th because of rough water, and again to 18th for the same reason.

1. - COLUMBIA.Colors, blue and white.

Philip Timpson, New York; S. of M.; age, 22; weight, 156 lbs.; height, 6 ft. Bow.

Jasper T. Goodwin, New York; class '76; age, 24; weight, 157 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. 5.

Gaspar Griswold, New York; class '77; age, 18; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 4.

Ed. S. Rapallo, New York; class '74; age, 21; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 3.

R. C. Cornell, New York; class '74; age, 21; weight, 171 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 2.

B. Frank Rees, New York; S. of M.; age, 20; weight, 153 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 1/2 ft. Captain and stroke.

Dress, blue pantaloons and white handkerchiefs; stripped to the waist.

Boat by Thomas Fearon, Yonkers, N. Y.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 21 in.; weight, 145 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 years; weight of crew, 953 lbs.

Time, 16 m. 42 1/4 s.

2. - WESLEYAN.Colors, lavender.

W. H. Downs, South Berwick, Me.; class '75; age, 21; weight, 145 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. Bow.

J. W. Whitney, Sprague's Corner, N. Y.; class '76; age, 24; weight, 140 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 in. 5.

G. M. Warren, Deer Island, Me.; class '75; age, 24; weight, 144 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 6 in. 4.

H. C. Heermans, Corning, N. Y.; class '75; age, 22; weight, 163 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 3.

C. P. Marsh, West Newton, Pa.; class '77; age, 22; weight, 147 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 in. 2.

J. E. Eustis, Hammond, N. Y.; class '74; age, 27; weight, 160 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. Stroke and captain.

Dress, lavender tights and head-dress; stripped to the waist.

Boat by Charles B. Elliott, Greenpoint, L. I.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 19 1/2 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 23 2/6 years; weight of crew, 899 lbs.

Time, 16 m. 50 s.

3. - HARVARD.Colors, magenta.

W. P. Otis, Chicago, Ill.; L. S. S.; age, 21; weight, 156 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. Bow.

W. R. Taylor, Jefferson, N. Y.; class '77; age, 21; weight, 170 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1/2 in. 5.

H. L. Morse, Boston, Mass.; class '74; age, 21; weight, 168 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1/2 in. 4.

Wendell Goodwin, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; class '74; age, 21; weight, 170 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 2 in. Captain. 3.

D. C. Bacon, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; class '76; age, 19; weight, 168 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 2.

R. H. Dana, Boston, Mass; class '74; age, 23; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 in. Stroke.

Dress, magenta handkerchiefs and white drawers; stripped to the waist.

Boat by John Blaikie, Cambridge, Mass.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 21 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 years; weight of crew, 990 lbs.

Time, 16 m. 54 s.

4. - WILLIAMS.Colors, royal purple.

Benjamin Norton, Plattsburgh, N. Y.; age, 18; weight, 140 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. Bow.

H. A. Barker, Burlington, Vt.; age, 21; weight, 141 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 7 1/2 in. 5.

C. Gilbert Wilson, Conn.; age, 19; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 1/2 in. 4.

J. H. Haynes, Rowe, Mass.; age, 25; weight, 146 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 1/2 in. 3.

M. P. Washburn, Boston, Mass.; age, 19; weight, 144 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 1/2 in. 2.

J. Gunster, Scranton, Pa.; age, 25; weight, 159 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. Captain and stroke.

Dress, royal purple handkerchiefs and white drawers; stripped to the waist.

Boat by John Blaikie, Cambridge, Mass.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 21 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 1/2 years; weight of crew, 988 lbs.

Time, 17 m. 8 1/4 s.

5. - DARTMOUTH.Colors, green.

Willis G. Eaton, Jr., Lowell, Mass.; class '75; age, 21; weight, 150 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. Bow.

William F. Westgate, Haverhill, N. H.; class '75; age, 22; weight, 162 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. 5.

Benjamin F. Robinson, Manchester, N. H.; class '77; age, 21; weight, 140 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 4.

Charles W. Eager, Manchester, N. H.; class '77; age, 20; weight, 162 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 3.

Frank W. Mitchell, Manchester, N. H.; class '75; age, 22; weight, 170 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 2.

Charles O. Gates, Kennebunkport, Me.; class '74; age, 21; weight, 172 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1 1/2 in. Captain and stroke.

Dress, green handkerchiefs, stripped to the waist, and green tights.

Boat by Charles B. Elliott, Greenpoint, L. I.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 20 in.; weight, 145 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 2/6 years; weight of crew, 956 lbs.

Time, 17 m. 31 s.

6. - CORNELL.Colors, cornelian and white.

J. N. Ostrom, East Randolph, N. Y.; class '76; age, 23; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. Captain and bow.

L. F. Henderson, Ithaca, N. Y.; class '74; age, 21; 152 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 in. 5.

P. H. Clark, Forestville, N. Y.; class '77; age, 23; weight, 170 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1 in. 4.

M. M. Garver, Pecatonica, Ill.; class '76; age, 25; weight, 174 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1 in. 3.

J. H. Southard, Toledo, Ohio; class '74; age, 25; weight, 136 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 in. 2.

C. C. King, Malone, N. Y.; class '75; age, 25; weight, 159 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 1/2 in. Stroke.

Dress, cornelian handkerchiefs and drawers; stripped to the waist.

Boat by John Blaikie, Cambridge, Mass.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 21 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 23 2/3 years; weight of crew, 949 lbs.

Time, 18 m.

7. - TRINITY.Colors, green and white.

G. H. DuBois, Fairbault, Minn.; class '74; age, 23; weight, 158 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. Bow.

S. D. Hooker, Watertown, N. Y.; class '77; age, 20; weight, 155 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1/2 in. 5.

C. C. Bulkley, Lebanon, N. H.; class '75; age, 22; weight, 150 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. 4.

W. J. Roberts, Detroit, Mich.; class '75; age, 25; weight, 175 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1 in. 3.

J. DeF. McKennan, Washington, Pa.; class '76; age, 21; weight, 175 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 1 in. 2 and captain.

H. O. DuBois, Fairbault, Minn.; class '76; age, 20; weight, 162 lbs.; height, 6 ft. Stroke.

Dress, alternate green and white handkerchiefs, white drawers; stripped to the waist.

Boat by Charles B. Elliott, Greenpoint, L. I.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 19 1/2 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 5/6 years; weight of crew, 975 lbs.

Time, 18 m. 23 s.

8. - PRINCETON.Colors, orange and black.

W. M. Smith, Paterson, N. J.; class '74; age, 20; weight, 142 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 1/2 in. Bow and captain.

C. B. Cross, Baltimore, Md.; class '75; age, 20; weight, 146 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. 5.

R. J. Hall, N. Y.; class '75; age, 18; weight, 154 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. 4.

J. M. Taylor, Philadelphia; class '76; age, 18; weight, 154 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 1/2 in. 3.

W. H. Addicks, Philadelphia; class '74; age, 20; weight, 153 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 9 in. 2.

F. A. Marquand, N. Y.; class '76; age, 18; weight, 147 lbs. Stroke.

Dress, white tights, orange and black bands around knees; stripped to the waist.

Boat by Thomas Fearon, Yonkers, N. Y.; length, 49 ft.; width, 20 in.; weight, 138 lbs.

Average age of crew, 19 years; weight of crew, 896 lbs.

Time, 18 m. 38 s.

9. - YALE.Colors, dark-blue.

George L. Brownell, East Haddam, Conn.; class '75; S. S.; age, 20; weight, 151 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 in. Bow.

William C. Hall, Buffalo, N. Y.; class '75; S. S.; age, 20; weight, 151 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 10 in. 5.

D. H. Kellogg, Spuyten Duyvil, N. Y.; class '76; age, 20; weight, 152 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 4.

Fred. Wood, Norwalk, Conn.; class '75; S. S.; age, 20; weight, 151 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 11 in. 3.

Julian Kennedy, Struthers, Ohio; class '75; S. S.; age, 22; weight, 164 lbs.; height, 6 ft. 2.

R. J. Cook, Lafayette City, Pa.; class '76; age, 25; weight, 155 lbs.; height, 5 ft. 8 in. Stroke and captain.

Dress, blue handkerchiefs, white drawers; stripped to the waist.

Boat by John Blaikie, Cambridge, Mass.; length, 49 ft. 6 in.; width, 21 in.; weight, 140 lbs.

Average age of crew, 21 1/6 years; weight of crew, 924 lbs.

Thus ended the University Regatta of 1874. In the evening the Regatta Ball was fairly attended, but a large number left town immediately after the race.