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TIIK WUUKI.Y Hir.O TRIBUNU, IIII.O, HAWAII, TUKSDAY, DECEMBER
13, 1904. n
How the Race
By CRITTENDEN MARRIOTT
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It nil begun nt tho America's cup
races In 11)03 nnd ended two years Inter,
In the full of UK).". To bo exnet, It be
Kiin nt the ery moment the winning
bout, swelling white from deck to tow
ering truck, swept across the lino In n
mist of Hying spray nnd n thousand
steam whistles hurst Into gigantic np
pinnae, announcing to n wnltlng world
Hint the cup would stny on this side
for nt least another yenr.
It was nt this lnstnnt thnt Miss Vlr
glnln Wcntworth, her teeth Hashing,
her eyes glistening, her cheeks flaming,
turned to Prank Stuuhope nnd cried,
with quick emotion: "Isn't It glorious?
Oh. I could loe n mnu who could carry
off n prlre like thntl"
This remark wns unwise unless Miss
Wcntworth wished to Invito whnt fol
lowed, for no one hnd ever nccused
Stnuhopc of being backward where wo
men were concerned. Ilesldes, he wns
very much In love with Miss Wcnt
worth. So he Instantly turned, bent
over the girl so thnt no ono else might
henr nnd whispered, "Will you love mo
If I carry It off, Virginia?" Whereupon
Miss Wcntworth, with n suddenly
heightened color, turned quickly nslde
nnd mndo n remark to n girl compan
ion. Iiut the question once nsked had to
he answered sooner or later. The time
when It must bo enmo tho next nfter
noon In the disjointed Intervals avail
able betweivi the depnrturo of ono
guest who hnd dropped In on Miss
Wcntworth to get a cup of ten nnd the
arrival of another who enme for tho
Stanhope smiled down on her. "You
remember what you said yesterday,
don't you?" he nsked.
Miss Wcntworth blushed slightly.
"Oh. jes." she said. "Wasn't It fool
ish? I wns cnrrled nwny by the mo
ment nnd thought that I could love the
man who defended tho cup so splen
didly." "The Encllshmnn has sulci (lint- im
23' W'H challenge again," he said slowly.
and defend the
seasick you get
do Rv Ttnf T tin
nsk you to be with me when my yncht
ciosses the line n victor n yenr or two
from now. nnd perhnps-perhnps the
moment mny carry you nwny ngnln."
"Oh. you foolish boy!" Hut It wns
with u very tender look In her eyes
thnt .Miss Wcntworth watched Stuu
hope ns he went from tho pnilor.
An hour Inter ho wns closeted with
Nell Iiurkc, the famous yncht de
signer. you said once thnt you would do
anything for my father's son, Mr.
IlurUe." ho wus Haying. "Now Pin
going to claim your promise. I've got
to defend the cup next time. To do
so I must have a yacht that can de
feat nil other would ho defenders nnd
then can defent the challenger, no mat
ter how good it may bo. Will you help
"It's my business to do so," returned
tho designer, "and In this case it will
be my pleasure ns well."
Stanhope drew n long breath.
"That's good." ho said. "Spare no
expense none. I will spend my whole
fortune If necessary to assure this vic
tory." The designer's f.ico grew serious. Ho
diew n sheet of p.iper toward him nnd
began to llgute. At last he throw
down tho pencil. "Stuuhope," he said,
"If you menu exactly what you sny
nnd If you mo ilch enough and hnvo
the nerve to risk It I can assure you
of victory ns certainly as any human
event still In the future can be as
Bin 1. llut It will cost n great deal."
"Sever mind the cost. I hnvo the
neno, I believe, nnd I hnvo the money
thnt Is, I hnvo nnythlng within rea
son." "Ah! Hut perhaps you'll think that
this Isn't In reason. Wlllnnd enn
you risk $7,000,000 on tho rn'co with the
certainty of winning unless something
altogether unforeseen should occur?"
"Seven millions! Great Ciesur! How
enn you possibly spend sot en mil
lions?" "I said risk, not spend. And the
risk will he very sninll. Neatly nil of1
the money will bo rostoied safe nnd
Round less the cost of tho yncht, crow
nnd so forth, say half u million. Iiut
the soon millions I must have in coin,
or, better still, In bnra of solid gold.
Will you risk It?"
Mops of sweat stood on Stnnhope's
foiehend. "Mr. Iluike," ho snld, "I
nm reputed to ho ilch, nnd I am. I
suppose tho inaiUot value of my prop
el ty Is about ten millions. Hut In
actual cash I nm noor. I shall hiivn
I to sell everything to get this gold. To
! sell In haste may cost mo onothlid of
my fortiiue-rcertnluly one-qiiuitor of
It. Suppose I should not bo nblo to
I raise set en millions, what then?"
I "Oh, $0,000,000 or cen ?r,,000,000
would do at u pinch," leturned Mr
1 Iturko nonchalantly. "Seven minimis
, Is best, but n less amount would nlmost
certainly do ns well."
explain your plans (o me." And under
his bieuth Stuuhope murmured, "I won
der whether this sort of thing Is roiuau
tie enough to suit her?"
Two j ears passed nwny, nnd the dale
of the grent International races wns
fnst approaching. Marvelous tales had
come from abroad regarding the per
formances of the Krln. Tho Hrltlsh
hnd gone fnlrlv wild over lior. nnil ilmlr
supreme conlldence hnd had n depress-
lug errect on this side of the water,
whdro the new defender, the Vlrclnln.
hnd done nothing to show that she was
greatly superior to tho Columbia.
Stanhope had been readily admitted
to the yncht club, nnd his hont, con
structed by tho famous old designer,
hnd been nccepted ns the defender of
the cup. Extraordinary pnlns hnd been
tnken to keep her lines secret. The
shlpynnl where she wns built hnd been
guarded day' nnd night br armed men.
and she had been launched "In petti
coats," which concealed her hull.
It was not until tho day before that
set for the first scries of races that one
of the sensational New York newspa
pers announced under scare heads that
the Virginia, desplto her enormous sail
area, drew only fifteen feet of water;
hence the paper deduced the olleged
fnct thnt If the wind renched n velocity
of even twelve miles an hour the Amer
ican hont would lncvltnbly cnpslze.
The llrst two races went off splendid
ly for the Americans, the Virginia com
ing In n good five miles ahead of her
rival In spite of the fnct thnt tho latter
also showed phenomenal speed. By the
morning of the third race the yachting
world had settled down to the convic
tion thnt Mr. Ittirke line! l1larnrnrl
some new principle of hull building
Tho result of the third rnce seemed so
absolutely certain thnt Stanhope invited
Miss Wcntworth and her chnperon to
be on board during it It wns not In
ncconlnnco with racing customs to have
any ono besides the otllcers nnd crow
nbonrd nt such a time, but tho superior
ity of the Virginia was so evident that
it seemed Impossible for harm to result
And none did result until nfter tho
race wns won. As tho Vlrglnln glided
smoothly ncross the lino four miles
ahead of her outclnssed rivul Stnn-
nopo turned to Miss Wcntworth. "Arc
you cnrrled nwny, Virginia?" he nsk
id. The girl turned to him, Joy In his
tilumph tlushlng In her face, but be
fore she could answer n cry of terror
nrose. The excursion fleet wild with
excitement over the unprecedented tri
umph of tho American, hnd broken
through tho guard lines. Tho next
lnstnnt enmo n grinding crash, and the
paddle wheel of a gigantic ferryboat
went tearing across tho yncht rip
ping her stern to pieces and pushing
ner ucncnui tne wntcr.
The suddenness of the cnlnmlty ndd
ed to its nwfulncss. Ono moment tho
benutlful vessel, with towering masts
and bellying canvas, was there, the
next only a confusion of broken tim
bers nnd struggling men.
As the bont went down like a stono
Stanhope clasped Vlrglnln in his arms
nnd sprang overboard, nnd In a few
moments they were picked up without
sensible Injury to cither.
Putting Miss Wcntworth under enro
of her friends, Stanhope hurried on
bonrd of tho United States i-iinlmnt
which hnd quickly dispersed the Meet
nnd tnken chnrgc of tho wreck. "Cap
tuln L'dwnrd," ho exclaimed hoarsely,
"I am Mr. Stanhope, owner of tho Vlr
glnln. My entire fortune Is in thnt
yncht She contains over $0,000,000 In
"Her keel is of solid gold. You rend
the story in the naner the other ilnv
stating that tho Virginia drew only
fifteen feet of wntcr. Well, thnt wns
true. Gold is nearly twice as heavy
ns lend, n golden keel is only hnlf tho
size of a leaden ono, nnd Its rcslstnnco
to the wntcr Is fnr less. Consequently
a boat with such a keel is much fnster
than ono with tho ordinary lend keel.
I hnd lo win this rnce, so I sold all
my property nnd turned it into gold
to inako n keel for the Virginia. Will
you stny hero nnd protect tho wreck
until wo enn get the wrecking apparatus?"
i will, sir; I will."
Three hours later the work on the
yacht hnd proceeded fnr enough to
mnko certnln the safety of tho gold,
and Stnnhopo set oft to the home of
Miss Wcntworth, where ho found her
none tho worse for her cold bath.
"I asked my question at tho proper
time, VIrglnlir," he said, "but the blun
dering of that boat robbed mu of my
answer. Did tho moment carry you
Shyly tho girl looked up nt him.
"No," she snld. "Tho moment dldu't
but-I think that you did."
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