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TUESDAY, OCT. G, 1885.
THE "AMERICA" CUP.
The Now York Yacht Club was
but six ycais old in 1860, and its
commodore, Mr. .John C. Slovens,
In that year made up his mind that
he would have an American yacht
that could lick all creation. Mr.
George Seers, of the shipbuilding
firm of Seers Brothers, had devoted
himself to the study of marine aichi
tccture, and the clipper ships which
he had built had a deservedly gieat
reputation. To him was given the
task of designing and buiuliiig Com
modore Stevens' yacht, and the
America, in due time, took shape
and became u thing of beauty. She
was when built 05 feet on deck, 00
feet on water line, 22 feet wide and
drew 11 feet !t Indies of water.
She had no ccnticboard, had a Hat
tloor and drew twice as much water
aft as forwaul. Her extreme width
was about one-third from her stem,
instead of, as was the case with all
other yachts, being onc-thiid from
the bow, for in those days the old
rule of the cod's head and the
mackerel's tail, was supreme in the
bhip-building yaul. It was in bei
ng, however, that the Auieiien dif
fered in tho gieatcst degree from all
English yachts. She had twociy
heavy solid pole-masts upheld by a
few wire slnouds, and her lacing
canvas was a tremendous jib lashed
to a boom, which could be pullcil
tlown as flat as a boaid and two tre
mendously high foie and aft sails
also lashed to the boom, and lying
like boards. At that time all En
glish racing canvas was cut to form
a sort of picturesque -wind bug, and
no material then in use would sit as
ilat as the cotton duck used by the
Americans, The contract upon
which the America had been built,
was that she should beat the Maria,
a big, awkwaid, centreboard sloop,
then the piidc of the New Yoik
Club, which subsequently foundered
in the Gulf Stieam. This she failed
to do, as it was a cenlieboaid boat's
weather. Instead of becoming the
property of Commodore Stevens,
she was bought as a speculation by
live American gentlemen, among
them the commodore, who sent her
across the Atlantic. Her skipper
was Captain Dick Brown, and her
famous designer was on board.
When she lan into English waters,
she was met by a fast English cutter,
which she walked past as if, instead
of a fast yacht, she was lacing a
buoy, and after this it was impossi
ble for the Americans to get on a
match lace w itli an English yacht
for a long time. As an incident of
the first World's Fair, a 100 cup
was offered as the Royal prize for a
lace around the Isle of Wight, aud
upon the 22nd of August eighteen
yachts, varying in tonnage from
392 to 47 tons, got under way. The
wind was light and only two yachts
finished the race, the America and
the Aurora, the smallest boat in the
fleet, and the Ameiica was eight
miles ahead. Theic was no time
allowance in this race, and had theic
been the America would only have
won by about two minutes. On the
28th August she sailed a match l.icc
of forty miles with a one hundred
ton iron schooner yacht, the Titania,
owned by Robert Stephenson, and
won the match by an hour. ISTo
other match race could be nrranged,
and the yacht was sold to Loid Dc
Blaquicre, and the successful yacht
ing syndicate biought their tremend
ous piece of plate home to New
York. In 1857 the cup was pie
scnted to the New "York Yacht
Club, to be held by them as a per
petual challenge cup to .all the
world. In 1801 the America, then
masquerading under the title of the
Camilla, was purchased from her
English owner by an enthusiastic
Southerner, and equipped with one
heavy gun. She was sent off to
cruise the Spanish main as a Con
federate pirate called the Memphis.
Fast as she was the Federal gun
boats were faster, when there was
no wind, and she was scuttled in the
mud of the St. John river, Florida,
to save her fiom capture. An
American frigate crew dug her out
and she again made her appearance
in New York harbor as a training
ship for the students of Annapolis
Naval College. In 18G8 Mr. James
Ashbury, an English yachtsman,
and the owner of the Cambria, a
fine schooner yacht, challenged the
Now York Club. Tho Cambria sail
ed an ocean race from Cowes to New
Yorlc, with Mr. James Gordon Ben
nett's 3'acht Dauntless, which she
beat by two hours, and was herself
well beaten by no less than nine of
the fleet of the New York Club. In
stead of giving the challenger the
chance of the best two out of threo
with the same yacht as the New
York Club now does, in those days
the one challenger had to sail all or
any oi the boats of the Club in nnjr
manner the Club liked. Among tho
fleet which beat the Cambria was the
old America, rigged inan-o'-war's
fashion, and with a man-o'-war's
crew, all at the expense of tho
National Government. Even under
these disadvantageous circumstances
she proved her speed and beat the
Cambria by 13 minutes, Mr. Ash
bury was an obstinate man ; he was
bound to win the America cup and
beat the Yankees. Ho was bound
to get ahead of them in every way.
So he went home and built a yacht,
the Lavonla, got himself accredited
by fourteen organized yacht clubs,
and challenged the New York Club
in the name of every one of them.
This would have necessitated four
Icon separate races, and there was
a long and bitter wrangle as to how
the matter should be arranged.
At last it was decided that theic
should be seven laces, and the
Columbia was picked out to meet
the challenger. The first two races
were won by the Ameiica easily,
tho third the Lavonia look; the
Columbia was disabled, and the
fourth and fifth were won by the
Sappho, which was picked out to
face the music on the day of the
lace. In 1870 came the next tiial
for the cup, and this time it was a
Canadian ficsh water yacht that
made the attempt. The Countess
ofDuffcrin was built at Cobourg,
by Mr. Alex. Cuthbcrt, whose single
stick, centreboard boats, had beaten
everything atloat on the great lakes,
on behalf of a company of gentle
men, pi eminent among whom was
Commodoie Boiillon, of the Royal
Canadian Yacht Club. On August
10 Mio sailed oer the club course
with the Madeline, and was
beaten badly. ( n the second day,
a twenty mile beat to windwaid and
return, she was 27 min. II sec. be
hind, and the America, wliich
sailed with the racers that day,
pioved her speed by beating them
both, and that ,wjth ladies on board.
Mr. Cuthbeit was as little inclined
as Mr. Ashbury, to be satisfied with
one beating, and in 1881, he took
down the sloop Atalanta, as pretty
a craft as ever sailed Canadian
waters, to try again. She was
matched with the Mischief, and was
beaten on two consecutive days, and
that badly. In 1882, a change came
in tho status of the cup, and for the
first time a legular code of rules to
govern championship races in the
future, was laid down. They aie
"Any organized yacht club of a
foreign country incorpoiated, pa
tented, or licensed by the Legisla
ture, Admit alty, or other executive
department, having for its annual
regatta an ocean water course on the
sea or on an arm of the sea (or one,
which combines both), practicable
for ossels of o00 tons, shall always
be entitled, through one or more of
it's members, to the right of sailing
a match for this cup with a yacht or
other vessel piopellcd by sails only,
aud constructed in the country to
which the challenging club belongs,
against any one yacht or vessel as
aforesaid constructed in the country
of the club holding the cup.
"The yacht or csel to be of not
less than !50 nor moie than 000 tons,
mcasuicd by the Custom House rule
in use by the country of the chal
"The challenging paity shall give
six months' notice in writing, naming
the day for the proposed race, which
day shall not be less than seven
months from the date of the notice.
"The parties intending to sail for
the cup may, by mutual consent,
make any airangement satisfactoiy
to both as to date, course, time al
lowance, number of trials, rules and
sailing regulations, and any and all
other conditions of the match, in
which case also the six months' no
tice may be waived.
"In case the paities cannot mutu
ally agiee upon the' terms of a
match, then the challenging party
shall have the light to contest for
the cup in one liial, sailed over the
usual course of the annual legatta
of the club holding the cup, subject
to its idles and sailing regulations,
the challenged party not being re
quired to name its lcpresentativc
until the tune agreed upon for the
"Accompanying the six months'
notice, theic must be a Custom
House certificate of the measure
ment, and a statement of the dimen
sions, lig, and name of the vessel.
"No vessel wliich has been de
feated in a match for this cup cau be
again selected by any club for its
representative until after a contest
for it by some other vessel has intci
vened, or until after the expiration
of two years from the timo such con
test has taken place.
"Arcssels intending to compel o for
this cup must proceed under sail on
their own bottoms to the poit where
the contest is to take place.
"Should the club holding the cup
bo for any cause dissolved, the cup
shall be handed over to any club of
the same nationality it may select
which comes under tho foicgoing
"It is to be distinctly understood
that the cup is to be tho propeit'y of
the club, and not of the members
theicof or owners of tho vessel win
ning it in a match, aud that the con
dition of keeping it open to be sailed
for by yacht clubs of all foreign
countries upon the terms above laid
down shall forever attach to it, thus
making it perpetually n challenge
cup for friendly competition between
A CURIOUS MISTAKE.
In connection with the yacht raoe
for the America Cup nearly every
American newspaper has published I
the following interesting fragment of
conversation as authentic :
"Tho Queen, who was awaiting
the return of the yachts, turned to
the ofllcer who was following their
movements, and said :
'Signal master, arc the yachts In
'Yes, may it please Your Majesty.'
'Which is first?'
'Which is second?'
'Ah, Your Majesty, theic is no
The truth is that those words weie
placed beneath a cartoon (represent
ing the Queen at lunch in the cabin
of a yacht), which appeared shortly
after the race, and was popular in
7 I ueen HI reel,
Si earner "J. 1. Dowsett,"
Rob Roy, Mile Morris, and Josephine.
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Unequalled facilities nnd steam enables
me to sell all aiticlcs manufactured nt
my Establishment Cheaper than any
other in till" Line of Rusincs. Vanilla,
Chocolate, Cocoanut. band made and
Mould Creams of all flavor at 50 cents
RICH PUFF CREAM CAK3,
at ! cents each. Mince and Fruit
Ties always on band.
Pure and Wholesome Bread !
Vicuna Rolls, Family & Graham Bread
delivered to any part of the city. The
largest and most various Stock of Con
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Steam Candy Factory and Bakery.
No. 71 Hotel St., between Ntiunnu and
P. O Bo No. 75. -Telephone-No. 74.
Beef I Beef !
The very best quality fiom
J. Campbell's Honouliuli Ranch.
The Cheapest in the Market.
Hop Chong Comp'y,
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Delivered to any part of the Town.
READING ROOM ASSOCIATION.
rpiII5 INSTITUTION Is located on
JL tho corner of Hotel nnd Alnkca
streets, directly opposito tho building of
tho Y. 31. C. A., and is open eveiy day
nnd evening, Sundays included.
Tho Heading Room is supplied with
nil the local journals, ns well ns nearly
fifty of tho lending foreign pnpers nnd
The 01; diluting Library consists of
over 3,000 volumes, and is constantly
Tho Reference Llbinry contains a
valuablo lino of cyclopedias, diction,
nrics, and works of ii similar chuinrtcr.
A handsomu pailor is provided for
convocation nnd gnmes.
Tho Circulating Depaitment is closed
Terms of membership : Signing the
loll and paying tho regular dues, fifty
cents a month, quarterly in advance,
Strangers from foreign countiicsand
visitors from oilier islands aro welcomo
to the rooms nt all times, but as tho
Association lias no other regular means
of support except tho dues of mcmbcis,
it is expected tbut residents o"f Honolulu
-who dcsiie to avail themselves of its
privileges, and all who feel an interest
in maintaining nn institution of this
kind in our community, will join tho
Association and pay tho regular dues.
S. B. DOLE President
M.M. SCOIT Vice-President
II. A. PARMELEE Secretaiy
A. L. SMITH Treasurer
C. ?. RODGERS, M. D., Chairman Hall
and Library Committee. 77 tf
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Has received by late stcanicis a splendid line of
BOOTS, SHOES AB SLIPPERS,
For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.
jJCfr DDon'fc 3?a
Central Part Hi Rink
This elegant Rink Ins been painted
and oveihauled generally. The piopii.
etor, finding, ntter long usage, wood
unserviceable for Roller Skating, has
after great expense, 1 lid a
Patent Cipsltii Fir,
And only asks a trial to convince any
one of itsgieat advantages oor wood,
foren-c in skating, cleanliness, etc.
86T Open cory evening in the week
from 7 to !). nnd Wednesday and Sn
turday afternoons for ladies and chil
dren. I). P. SMITH.
HOUSE & LOT JFOR SALE.
The bouse nnd piemises owned
land occupied by w. J). Mc
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Ot Young and Kecaumoku stiects. The
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sides pantry, kitchen, &c. Tho lot is
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122 No. fiOFortblieet.
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prices to nuit tine, timcH. ,
Ice Cream Pallors !
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Delicious llavoied Ice Cieam made
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at this really iir.-t.cla lesoit. Choice
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Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
For the convenience or the public we
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J3SyThc Elite Ice Cream Pallors arc
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223 and 230 Fort Stieet,
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"jlTR. OIIAS. HOYT'S Shoeing Shop
i-T-i is now re opened. Interfering
hoises a specially. 115 King Street,
couici nf Alnkca. 20 tf
THE KAST SAILING
saaassasar will rim regularly
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Returning on Thursday, weather
For f i eight or pnssago apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
Pacikic Navioation Co.,
Law Repoi ts
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Will be open every attoincon mid even.
ings ns follows:
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To the public In general.
Tuct(tny nnd Friday tVvciiings, nml
AVednestlny nml Hntnrdny
For Indies nnd their cmhiiK
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Grand Carnival Mosquradc on Skate,
l'our handsome pilc to be ghen
away one fortlicmosl elegant uositttiiiu,
tho most oilgin.il, the bust sustained,
and the most comical. The (iiaml Mhj
pole Dance will iiNo be ghen by 10
dancers. All Intending iu;Wiien ale
requested to hand in their nnnic and
procure a pa befoie Sept. 25th.
TIIOS. E. WALL, Manngei.
rpHE UNDERSIGNED is prepaicd
X to furnish household servants,
collect bill, nnd do Anglo-Chinese in
terpreting and a gcneinl agency bu.i-ne-s.
Charges model nlc.
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bor nct, if sufficient inducement offers.
For freight apply to
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No. 27 Kllby Mrecl,
Or to Boston, Mass,
C. BREWER & CO.,
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SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
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ui c thoroughly chilled immediately after
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and is Guiiantl:ed to Keep Lokoeu
AFTHIt DELIEKY1HAN- FlUlSHT.Y-KIMr-
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THE undeisigned, a Committee of Di
rectors of the Equitable Life As
suinncc Society of tho United States,
appointed to formulate the views of the
Board on the advantages offered by the
Society to the public, icport:
1st The Societj- issues nil the approv
ed forms of assurance, including Ordi
nary Life, Endowment and Tontine po
licies. It isimmatciial to the Directors
which form of policy is taken by in
2d The Life and Endowment forms
of policy provide for annual cash divi.
dends and a surrender value; aie indis
putable after three years and paj able
immediately after proof of death.
3d Tho premiums on a -Tontine po
licy are the same ns on Die Ordinary
Life, but, wliilc the latter is only pay.
ablo in the event of death, the holder of
the Tontine policy has the right to draw
the whole of theieservo and the nccu.
mul.ited profits in cash at the end of a
stated period; thus, during his own life
time, after his producing years aio past,
ho can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary policy, tecuie these
4th Expericneo shows that the l etui n
paid in cash on maturing Tontine po
licies approximates to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holders, so that tho average cost of the
assurance will be only about the interest
on tho premiums.
Ctli Tontino policies, like others, arc
paid in full in the event of death at any
timo during tho term of the policy, and
aro incontestable after threo years, and
payable immediately niter duo proof of
0th Experience shows that tho mor
tality Is lower among Tontino policy
holders, OB tho better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which Is a consider,
ablo source of profit.
7th Tontino policies will bo made
non-forfeitablo under tho laws of the
State, if so desired ijt tho time the lis.
surnnco is effected.
8th Tho Tontino system is fair and
ju&tj its accounts aro accurately kept,
scpniato from all other business, tho
funds judiciously invested and iniprov.
ed, and tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guarded nnd piopeily appoitioncd.
0th Tho Society bus sintij its organi
zation transacted n linger amount of
now business Hum imv other comnunv.
' while its new business for tho firbt half
oi ino prtsent year is .f j,if)U,uuu larger
than that of the fiist half of 1881. It
lias Assets of $00,000,000; over $14 000,
000 of Suiplus, nnd its ratio of Surplus
to Liability Is grpaler than that of any
Chauj,ci:v M. Dki'ew,
lout A. Stkwaut,
William A. Wiuxi.ocif,
Ohahles Q. Lsndon,
IIenuy R. Hyde,
Commiltco of tho Board of Dliectoib of
tho Equitable Life Astunncu Hoeiety
of tho United Stutes.
ALEX. J, OAJtTWRiailT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands,
Equitable Life Assurance Society.
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