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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1920
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Tn Grr_tor ?w York
Within 200 Mile?
Shamrock Wins Second Race by 2 Minutes 26 Seconds;
Challenger, With Freak Jib, Holds Lead Over Resolute
Heads of Brotherhoods
Vnil Determine To-day
Whether to Call for
Referendum of Men
]8 P. G Increase in
Freight Rate Asked
New Insurgent Unions in
Last April's Strikes Do
Not Share Award Made
to Eighteen Groups
CHICAGO, July 20 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?Whether the specter
of a nation-wide rail strike has been
?aid by the $000.000,000 wage in?
crease granted to-day to more than
1,800,000 railroad employees re?
mained undecided to-night.
Brotherhood officials, after all-day
conferences, made no attempt to con?
ceal their disappointment that they
did not get all of the billion-dollar
increase they had asked. The belief
pew, however, in the absence of any
talk of an imm?diate strike, that the
ani?n officials would submit the
?ward, probably without recommend
to a referendum of the men.
A decision on this point was prom?
ised to-morrow by W. G. Lee, of
Cleveland, grand president of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Railroad representatives accepted
ar philosophically, and im
tely set about plans for pass?
ing the $600,000,000 addition to their
?age budget along to the ultimate
eonsuraer, in this case the man who
pays the freight.
Roads \sk Rate Advance
Armed vanee knowledge as to
what the award would provide, the
railroads had their figures ready.
Judge P.. M. Barton, chairman of the
Railroad Labor Board, had hardly
Handed down its decision when E. T.
Whiter, representing the more than
400 carriers involved, announced that
'.he roads would need an increase of
IS per cent in freight rates to meet
The Interstate Com?
merce Commission will be asked to
spread the increase over both freight
?r.d passenger rates.
The $600,000,000 awiwd represents a
21 per cent increase in the pay of the
I men. For the first time in
history the roans' pay rolls this year
billion dollar mark.
Mr. Whitei stimated the 1920 pay rolls
more than double the
The board's ??ward was made retro
lay 1. with provision that
? three months falls' due
' 1. when 5100,000,000 is to be
addition to the regular
pay. Yard service engineers, firemen
F-'??! hi received an hourly
increase of 1- cents, will get the btg
-: pay checks, their three
' awtftd totaling $110.16.
Percentages Are Uneven
In its decision the board followed
the broad general policy laid down by
the Lane Commission, appointed in
l?iS, that the man who received the
least should get the most. On a per
ttntage basis the biggest increases
*ent to the unskilled and semi-skilled
tabor, whil he conductors, engineers
and shop crafts, the so-called "aris?
tocracy of the road." received smaller
The ble exception to this
rule was the yard service men,
?ts an hour increase topped
Here, the board explained.
rs were the extreme
i limb and degree of
Today's award, if it is accepted by
we men, will bring to a close, at least
lor the present, the board believes, the
Irly endless cycle of wage de?
mands from the railway workers. Start?
ing with the demands of 1916, which
?ere met for a time by passage of the
damson law, there hns been an almost
continuous procession of rail unions
before various government boards and
commissions, all demanding changes in
U. S. Had Asked Truce
Tjen the government took control
y the roads in December, 1917, it
pending requests from many
?mons for more money. The Lane Com?
mission responded with a graduated
??ale ranging from a 43 per cent lli
"ease for the poorest paid men to
nothing for those getting above $249 a
month. A series of adjustments fol?
ded. Less than a year later, in Jan
??17, 1919, Director. General McAdoo
received a request from the shop crafts
?SKing that he add another $800,000,000
w the wage budget to meet the rising
Jost of living. The request hung fire
? many months. In August of last
' d " - '
*en to wait and give- the government a
"?nee to reduce the cost of living.
*ftey waited until this year, then
Pressed their request? again.
p^e?i!\ the matter was deferred, as
f*aerai control of the roads was about
efid. In February Congress passed
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Accepts Wage Award
PHILADELPHIA, July 20.?It
was announced by the Pennsyl?
vania Railroad to-day that "in
accordance with the transporta?
tion act of 1920, creating the
Railroad Labor Board, the Penn?
sylvania Railroad will stand by
the award. It will, however, in
accordance with that same act,
expect the Interstate Commerce
Commission to take this wage in?
crease into consideration in de?
ciding pending rate cases so that
the railroads may be enabled to
meet such increase."
Roads to Ask
V2 Cent a Mile
Same Raise on Pullman
Tickets Also Will Be
Sought to Meet Bigj
Wage Award to Employees j
Would Levy Baggage Tax |
Railroad Executives Will Go
Before I. C. C. at Once ; |
Quick Ruling Expected
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 20.?Railroad i
executives will ask the Interstate Com
m er ce Commission to increase passen- |
ger fares one-half a cent a mile to pro
vide a part of the funds needed to meet I
higher wage costs.
The railroads are confronted with
the necessity of raising $600,000,000 a
year as a result of the award of the
Railroad Labor Board in Chicago, an?
nounced to-day. The executives, it is
understood, believe that not more than
half this amount should come from
freight rate increases.
Tax on Pullman Seats
Passenger fares, at three cents a
mile, now yield approximately $1,200,
000,000 annuiilly. An increase of half a
cent a mile would add $200,000,000 to
Another hundred million would be
derived from other sources. A surtax !
of half a cent a mile on Pullman travel, |
it is estimated, would produce $50,000.
000. Higher commutation rates, bag- |
gage charges, higher express rates and j
other sources, it is figured, can be
made to produce $50,000,000 more,
That would leave $300,000,000 to come
from freight rates, and would mean an
increase of approximately 9 per cent.
This would be in, addition to the re- j
quests for rate increases now pending i
before the Interstate Commerce Com?
mission. The Eastern and Southern
roads are asking 30 per cent and the
Western roads 23 per cent.
The executives are planning to go
before the commission as soon as pos?
sible. They are now' determining just
how the award of the Railroad Labor
Board applies to the roads in the dif?
Law Is Mandatory
The .ransportation act stipulates the
commission shall fix rates at a point
to yield 5\b per cent, or more, on the
value of the railroads. The law is
mandatory in its direction that in?
creased labor costs shall be met by an
adjustment of rates.
It is expected the commission will
hand down its decision on the requests
now pending, as well as for those to
be made as a result of wage increases,
at the same time. The Federal
guaranty of pre-war income expires
September 1, by which date it is ex?
pected higher rates will be in effect to
prevent further operating deficits.
Mother and Child
Perish in Flames
Two Other Children Die
After Being Rescued
in Jersey City Blaze
Fire overwhelmed Mrs. Piaseda Pol
ski and her three small children as '.
they slept last night in the three-story !
frame house at 611 Summit Avenue, |
Jersey City. The mother and one of I
the children were burned to death as j
they lay in bed. The other two were j
rescued by firemen, but died shortly
after reaching City Hospital.
The woman's husband keeps a saloon '
on the first floor of me building. It j
is there that the blaze started. It is j
said it was caused by an explosion of
By the time the engines arrived the
flames, rushing up to the second floor,
had driven out seven persons who had
been slumbering. Mrs. Polski and her
children had not appeared. Firemen
at the risk of their lives ventured into
the furnace and brought out a little
girl, about three, whose first name is
not known, and a baby boy, about a
year old. They were dying even then
and succumbed only a few minutes
after the ambulance reached the hos
Polski, who was in the saloon when I
j the exposion occurred, made his escape. ;
The body of his wife and his oldest
daughter, Leokadya, ten, were found
in the ruins.
The burning house is near the Five
Corners, a traffic center, and the crowd
that gathered taxed the patience and
strength of the reserves to keep them
in order. Only one alarm was turned
in. The blaze was confined to the
Declares Size of Fund
To Be Used Against
Him Will "Stagger
Sensibilities of Nation"
Pledges His Party
To an Accounting
George H. White Chosen
as National Chairman
to Succeed Cummings
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 20.?Charges
that the Republicans were raising a
campaign fund "sufficient to stagger
the sensibilities of the nation" were
made to-night by Governor James M.
Cox in an address to the Democratic
National Committee, which perfected
organization for the campaign.
The Democrats, Governor Cox de?
clared, will insist upon continuance of
the Senatorial investigation of cam?
paign collections and expenditures and
also will make frequent and detailed
accountings of their finances.
The Democratic platform, he de?
clared, is "a promissory note" which
will be paid in full. He closed his ad?
dress with a prediction of a November
Whito Named Chairman
Governor Cox's address, together with
brief supporting remarks by Franklin
D. Roosevelt, his running mate, fol?
lowed the election of George H. White,
former Representative, of Marietta,
Ohio, as chairman of the Democratic
National Committee and manager of
the party campaign.
He succeeded Homer S. Cummings,
of Connecticut, who has served for
eighteen months and who desired to
be relieved for other campaign duty. Mr.
White was chosen after Edmond H.
Moore, Ohio national committeeman, had
declined the chairmanship because of
personal reasons P.r,d made possible
Mr. White's election by resigning from
the committee and giving way to him.
Much of the campaign details were
left to Chairman White. He was au?
thorized to appoint a special campaign
sub-committee, probably of fifteen
members, and to arrange other details.
The committee did not fix the dates
for notifying Governor Cox and Mr.
Roosevelt of their nominations, but the
candidates and the new chairman ten?
tatively chose Saturday, August 7, for
that of Governor Cox at hia home,
Trail's End, at Dayton. The following
Monday, August ?.*, was selected for
similar ceremonies for Mr. Roosevelt
at his home at Hyde Park, N. Y.
Governor Cox's statements regarding
Republican campaign funds and his
pledge of Democratic conduct were
made in a half-hour address upon the
retirement of former Chairman Cum?
mings and the induction of Chairman
"We purpose to deal with eminent
good faith with the electorate with
reference to platform pledges," said
Governor Qpx, who was cheered re?
"We do not want publication of ex?
penditures after election. We want the
voters to be fully advtsed as to every
circumstance of the collection and ex?
penditure of funds in order that they
may understand that when Democracy
continues its duty it assumes it with?
out any obligation except the con?
science God gave us.
Budget of Full Details
"Let us make up a budget that will
carry the fullest details, render an
accounting weekly or monthly.
"And, more than that, we shall in?
sist on the Senatorial committee in?
vestigating campaign funds continuing
in session until the ballots have been
closed in November.
"You all know full well," Governor
Cox continued, "that a campaign fund
sufficient to stagger tlie sensibilities of
the nation is now being formed. If
they believe that is proper God speed
them in their enterprise. It will be
one of our chief assets in the cam
Governor Cox asked the national ]
committee members to take assurance j
to all local orijanization leaders and1
also "the men in the front trench that j
the platform of the Democratic party
is a promissory note."
"I shall see," he said, "that it is paid
in full, every dollar and every cent.
"We enter the campaign not hope?
fully," he continued, "but in absolute
confidence of victory, because we de?
serve to win. We are confident be?
cause we have fought for progress be?
fore and we have met and conquered
reaction before. The stronghold be?
fore us is not new to us. Nor is
theie anythSng new in the antagonist
before, us (Senator Harding, the Re?
publican candidate), magnificent gentle?
man that he is, our friend and neigh?
bor. In 1912 he fought for the cause
of reaction. We won because we stood
for progress. And we shall win again."
All Cards on Table
"I will carry the cause to the people,"
said Governor Cox, in conclusion. "We
are not ashamed of the doctrines we
proclaim. I assure them that as God
gives me strength I will justify the con?
fidence that has been reposed in me."
Mr. Roosevelt, referring to Governor
Cox's statements regarding campaign
funds, ??aid the Democrats "would lay
(Continu?! on paga 4)
"IJKE BEYOND TnE GRAVE,'"
Are you reading the remarkable com?
munication? of Rev. O. Vale Owen In The
World, morning edition? This serle?, en?
titled "Life Beyond the Grave." is the al?
leged spiritistic revelations of an English
clergyman, well known as the Vicar of
?'?ford. Lancashire, England. Order The
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The Winner Crosses the Line
Shamrock IV has just passed the Ambrose Lightship, taking her se cond straight race for the America's Cup from Resolute, the defender.
Soviet to End
Drive at Once!
New Note Threatens to
Stop Trade Negotiations
Unless Poles Get an !
Cabinet in Long Session
Denial Made That Soviet
Message Flouted Allies
for Their Ultimatum
LONDON, July 20.?The British gov?
ernment's reply to the note of Georg
Tchitcherin, Russian Soviet Foreign
Minister, regarding an armistice with
Poland, will be dispatched to-night.
It intimates that if the Russians ad?
vance further into Poland all negotia?
tions for trade between Great Britain
and Russia wili be broken olf.
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, July 20.?The Cabinet held
a long session to-day to consider the
Russian reply to the note suggesting
an armistice with Poland. The Down?
ing Street government is much annoyed ,
by the interpretation placed on the
Soviet's reply by the Northcliffe press i
and has declared unofficially it was in?
accurate to say that the Bolsheviki had
flouted the British.
As reported previously in these dis?
patches, the Foreign Office considers
that the reply amounts to an accept?
ance of the principles outlined by Pre?
mier Lloyd George.
It was the intention to publish the
reply to-day, but late this afternoon
at.other Cabinet meeting was called
and Andrew Bonar Law's contemplated
statement to the House of Commons
was abandoned. Cecil Harmsworth,
representing the Foreign Office, an?
nounced in Commons that negotiations
with the Bolsheviki were continuing
anii that the Foreign Office had decided
to await their conclusion before pub?
lishing the Soviet's note.
It is declared authoritatively that
the Bolsheviki are insistent that the
j Poles make direct overtures and then
\ they would be willing to consider the
? general question of peace. The reply
! does not reject the proposition for an
i armistice, neither does it accept, and
? the Bolsheviki are at pains to show
; their desire to deal with the British.
It appears certain that the British
I will urge the Poles to agree to a cc:*
j sation of hostilities. Also it can be
j said that the British policy toward re?
opening trade relations with Russiu
Special Cable to The Tribune
(Copyright, lit?O. New York Tribune Inc.)
PARIS, July 20.?Amid violent pro?.
tests from the Left, Premier Mille
! rand to-day told the Chamber of the
\ situation which ans arisen as a result
! of the "impertinent" Bolshevik refusal
to heed the British demand for an
"The Allies have agreed to support
I Poland in every way and with all their
j power," he said. "France will keep her
! word, just as Great Britain will keep
The Premier said that before enter
I ing into negotiations with the Soviet
i Fiance would Tequire recognition of
the foreign obligations of former Rus?
Summary of the Second Race
Start 1st Turn 2d Turn Finish
Shamrock.,...12:15:48 r 2:28:21 4:26:25 5:38:06
Resolute.12:16:26 2:31:54 4:35:30 5:48:11
Shamrock won by 9 minutes and 27 seconds elapsed time; 2 minutes
26 seconds corrected time.
Shamrock gained on the first leg, 3:35; second, 4:54; third, 0:58.
Weather Forecast for To-day's Race
Gently shifting winds, probably mostly southerly. Fair weather.
Resolute and the Minute Hand
Race for the America's Cup
It Wasn't Shamrock, but the Indicator on a $2
Timepiece, That Was Contender at Finish
After Challenger Crossed Line
By Heywood Broun
An old man came up out of the sea yesterday and raced with the
yachts. His name is Time, and the old gaffer is a dangerous adversary,
because nothing ever happens to his throat halyards. We might go on
and make some picture of him in which the long gray beard would figure
as a balloon jib, but as a matter of isct we didn't see any old man. In?
stead, we watched the minute hand of our watch. That was the tiny piece
of tin which stood between Resolute and the .silver cup.
In all the years which we have, spent*
at sea nothing has thrilled us quite
so much as the race between Resolute
and our minute hand. With Shamrock
across the line, the American defender
had still seven minutes and twenty
nine seconds of srace for victory. The
breeze came fresher. The big boat
heeled in the new wind and came
spinning out of the haze, with the
waves jumping this way and that to
give her room.
But the spirit of competition was
not. lacking in our watch. There was
no fury in the effort, but still the
minute hand seemed to know what was
expected of it. Perhaps it didn't heel
! over, and certainly it tossed no flying
spume, but it kept moving. We would
! like to say that our watch sprinted,
! but we are not sure of that, although
we have suspected it at times of paus?
ing for a few minutes and then going
| extra fast for a round or two to catch
Yesterday's triumph was rather one
' of persistence. Looking up we would
see Resolute with all its brave show of
! white canvas and whiter water. It was
; so big and fine a thing that the con
? test between yacht and watch seemed
unfair. We little knew our watch. It
was not to be daunted by odds. No
| whistles and no salutes were waiting,
i but it realized what was expected of
1 it. Duty was a steady and an inspiring
! wind. It plugged al?n??.
Closer came Resolute, but the watch
was not unnerved by the hu^e Btraining
, mass of canvas. It never missed a
beat. Five, six, seven minutes it tolled,
j and then hand over hand it climbed
! up to the eighth minute. Resolute was
: beaten. Shamrock had won. AH the
whistles and sirens in the world were
cheering, and so we failed to hear the
i slight crunch in the works. In fact,
i we were so intent upon the celebra?
tion that it was not until some time
; later that we discovered what had hap
At the very instant Resolute's. last
minute of time was up our watch
stopped. We wound It and we shook
, it without result. It will never go
? again, we think, but there was a smile
on its face. With all its pomp and
pride the mighty Resolute was beaten
j yesterday by the minute hand of our
i two-dollar watch.
It is only fair to say that, for all the
glory of its exit, our watch was not j
It was not a watch by which men ]
should be hang'?d, and, as a matter of ?
fact, we were always careful never to I
offer it for such purposes. It was
never the same after ihe day we used
it to time eggs and dropped it in the.!
pot. During the last years it was es- '
?entially a soft-boiled watch. It was
an approxirnater rather than a time
There was some talk yesterday that ?
our watch had nothing to do with the :
i victory and that the result was decided !
by a shiny gold watch on the judges'
boat. To be sure, this watch gave a
i decision, but ours was the first to ;
speak. That is victory enough for any
When the news that Resolute had
lost was bawled across the water by
the flags we were not thrilled, for it
was an old story to us. Still, our curi?
osity was constantly aroused by the i
Say it with flags was the motio of ;
the day. We never knew such chat- j
tcring emblems. Our boat was forced
to employ the international code for
"Is that so?" no less than seven times
during the afternoon
But getting back to our watch, there
is no reason why wc should belittle it.
Time, its stepfather, is not invincible
himself. Shamrock had to beat him to
make the race official, and in a score of
plays and novels and moving pictures
we have seen him get the worst of it.
Again and again heroines, laden with
pardons, have galloped up and cheated
him out of executions. The young lady
who swung in the belfry had much the
better of him, and within a few months
nn entire community has successfully
organized the theft of one of his hours
and accomplished the feat without re- -
But he is good in a long race. Yes-j
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Sir Thomas, After Race,
Says He Believes He's
Justified in Hoping the
Cup Will Go to England
Is Given Great Ovation
Surrounded by Friends
Aboard Yacht, Baronet
"I am now justified in the hope that
the ambition of my life will be at?
In the dramatic moment when Sham?
rock passed over the finish line yester?
day Sir Thomas Lipton uttered these
words. As ho spoke tears welled up
in the aged sportman's eyes.
Dr. Ethan Butler, in the uniform of
a United States Army major, suddenly
; emerged from the crowd upon the
biidge of the steam yacht Victoria.
"Ladies and gentlemen," he began,
addressing the other guests on the
forward deck, "you all know Sir'
Thomas Lipton as a dead game sport,
but I know him and Mrs. Donnelly nere
knows him under the circumstances of
war. We know him under circum?
stances that probably will never be
adequately told. We know how he cared
for our sick and wounded boys, and
the care he bestowed upon Dr. Don?
nelly, who lies beneath the soil of
Serbia, a victim of typhus he fought.
It was what he did for our American
boys and nurses in the war that makes
us admire and appreciate him."
Lipton Acknowledges Tribute
This speech came as an unexpected
break in the dramatic situation that
followed the first time that a challeng?
ing yacht has won two international
races. It wrought a profound change
uDon the weather-beaten face of the
Irish baronet. Coming forward to the
rail of the bridge, he said:
"What Dr. Butler has just said has
gone straight to my heart. That is a
very big thing indeed for me. It
means just as much to me as would
the winning of the America's Cup."
In the midst of the tumultuous re?
joicing that followed the Shamrock's
crossing there came the warning ?ex?
hortation from Commodore Aemilius
Jarvis on the Victoria's bridge. "Wait
a moment," he said. "We have not
won yet. This is a handicap tace, and
we must see how quickly Resolute
crosses the line before we know who
This had a dampening effect upon
the guests, but only for a moment, be?
cause it was plainly evident that Roso
iute could not cross the line within her
handicap limit. Stiil quietude reigned
as the guests stood with watches iri
hand counting the minutes as they sped
Then (. ommodon: Jarvis cried nut
from the bridge, "Now you can cheer!"
and Resolute was stiil some consider?
able distance from the lightship. There
followed another outburst of cheering.
Honor for the Loser
Sir Thomas waited until Resolute
passed the line and then ordered his
captain to sound the foghorn in honor
| of the losing yacht. This done, he
: came down on deck and began to un
i burden to the newspaper men those
?Continue?! es m* S)
Previous Race, His Sails
Tangled at Start,'Comes
Back' in Light Breeze
One More Victory
Will Get the Cup
Languid Contest for Two
Legs Is Stimulated on
Final Stretch, Challeng?
er Taking More Canvas
By W. O. McGeehan
The blunt nose of Shamrock IV
pushed past the red and white Am?
brose Lightship Relief yesterday in
a light breeze 9 minutes and 27 sec?
onds by actual time before the trim
prow of the defender Resolute came
by the mark, winning the second
race of the series for the America's
Cup. With all time allowances de?
ducted, Shamrock won the race by 2
minutes and 26 seconds.
Once before, in the early seven?
ties, when Livonia was the challen?
ger, the British boat won a race in
the series, but Sir Thomas Lipton,
the most persistent challenger of
them all, now has two races to his
credit. One more race and the his
? toric cup that was lifted by the
! America in 1851 will go back to
The yachts will race again to-day,
and the America's Cup may pass
from its place in the New York
I Yacht Club.
Captain William P. Burton, the ama?
teur skipper of Shamrock, whose sea?
manship was derided by all the expert?
after Saturday's race, sailed the British
sloop to victory yesterday. His wife sat
beside him in the cockpit and shared
the triumph of her husband as a mem?
ber of the crew. Sir Thomas Lipton,
owner of Shamrock, whose heart's de?
sire is the winning of the cup, gambled
upon the ability of his skipper in spit?
of the fact that the experts to a man
had challenged his competency, and
Lipton's luck won. Or was it Lipton's
shrewd judgment of men?
Challenger Gets Poor Start
Immediately after the start Sham?
rock seemed to be in trouble. A bal?
loon jib, raised as the sloop went by
the starting mark, refused to break and
the canvas of the challenger was tan?
gled up like a twisted and knotted
clothesline. The balloon jib was
dropped and a thin spinnaker was shot
up. This dragged and flapped about in
a futile fashion.
Shamrock had crossed the line firtt,
but, while the crew was juggling the
confused canvas Resolute came up and
passed her. The experts again began
to chuckle over the plight of Captain
Burton. They declared that the race
was over, that there could be no fair
test of the sloops under the circum?
But when the two twisted pieces of
canvas had been dropped to the deck
of Shamrock a new sail was hoisted
that puzzled the experts. It filled and
it held and Shamrock began to pick up
immediately. It was agreed that thin
quaint, triangular piece of canvas was
a fiddler's jib. It was the first time
a sail of this sort ever had been tried
in a cup race. But this canvas, -the
very name of which sounded ridiculous,
carried Shamrock steadily along in the
lightest of breezes.
Drama in Shamrock's Cockpit
The race was lacking in any dramatic
elements externally. It looked like no
[ race from the start, for the wind was
' almost as light as it was Saturday.
: All of the drama was in the cockpit of
Shamrock, where Cantata Burton stood
, at the wheel of the challenger, white
| his wife sat with a stop watch in her
! hand. Burton had given his word to
| Sir Thomas that he would bring Sham?
rock through to victory, and h:s reputa?
tion was at the mercy of the same fret?
ful sort of winds that had tricked him
On the second leg, with a lead that
seemed to mean the race if it could be
! held, Shamrock was in trouble again.
; They shot out that balloon jib again
! and it ripped near the coiner, tearing
a gaping triangular hole. With a fresh
. ening breeze the canvas might have
; ripped thro_gh entirely.
But Captain Burton gambled on the
? strength of the canvas and the chancs
? that the wind would not rise. Glasses
: were set on the green sloop and they
i watched for that sail to come down.
j But it stayed up, and Shamrock con
j tinued to gain slowly and steadily, with
! her canvas wallowing and shapeless as
the week's wash on a line, while the
trim little defender became a faint out?
Languid Race for Two Leg?
Through the first and second legs it
seemed a languid contest. Starting
; south-southeast from the red and whit?
lightship, there was a reach for the
first leg but in such a faint brees?