The Short Races Prove Interesting.--Law School Eight Wins.
The annual fall regatta of the Weld boat club was held yesterday afternoon under excellent weather conditions. The course for all the races was a third of a mile straightaway from the first turn of the river above the Boylston street bridge to a point about a hundred yards from the bridge.
The races were well contested, close and exciting. The only foul of the day came in the race of the compromise singles which was the first event. George, who was leading slightly, took Wheelwright's water just at the finish, so that Wheelwright was forced to run into him to keep from going ashore. George finished a half a length ahead, but the race was given to Wheelwright. The race for four oared shells was won by only ten feet with both crews spurting at a high stroke. The best event of the regatta was the race of the eight-oared shells. In the first heat the Sophomores were barely able to win from the Freshmen by half a length. The second heat, between the Law School and the Junior Weld crews was a better rowed race and was almost as close. As the boats neared the finish there was a length of open water between them, with the Law School in the lead. But the Juniors spurted strongly and crossed the line lapping the leading crew a quarter of a length. The final heat between the Sophomore and the Law School crews was easily won by the latter, who finished with a powerful, long and low stroke, a length and a half in the lead.
Compromise singles--First heat won by E. George '03; H. G. Hart '01, second. Second heat won by W. B. Wheelwright '01; G. Blake '01, second. Final heat won by Wheelwright on a foul.
Four-oared shells--First heat won by Snite's four; McGrath's four second. Second heat won by Tilton's four; Brownell's four second. Final heat won by Tilton's four: Stroke, N. Tilton '00; 3, H. B. Stanton '00; 2, F. C. Kidner '00; bow, K. Sherbourne '00; cox., Wadleigh '00.
Four-oared barges--Won by Mason's four: Stroke, Mason; 3, Hartwell; 2, Pumpelly; bow, Downs; cox., Kingsbury. Greenough's four second.
Eight-oared shells--First heat won by 1902 Weld; 1903 Weld second. Second heat won by Law School; 1901 Weld second. Final heat won by Law School: Stroke, R. F. Blake; 7, C. M. Sheafe; 6, H. Bancroft; 5, C. B. Wood; 4, L. Marvin; 3, W. E. Griswold; 2, L. T. Shepard; bow, A. DuBois; cox., Wadleigh.