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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
It Now Seems Positively Cer-
tain for 1904.
RUSH FOR BAND WAGON
The East All Swinging Into Line
OTHER CANDIDATES ELIMINATED
At Thin Distance the Election Oat
look Seemh Bright for the
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From The Journal Bureau. Itoant 45, Tout
Washington, Sept. 28.—The startling
events of the l^t three weeks have set to j
rest much of the speculation concerning '
the next presidential campaign which ;
would otherwise have furnished a standing j
topic for discussion for the next three |
years. These events have seemingly made
the political future much clearer than be
fore, for although it looked three weeks
ago as If Roosevelt would be the republi
can nominee in 1904, and has looked so,
in fact, ever since the Philadelphia con
vention, the expectation has now nearly
approached a certainty. Barring some
extraordinary mistake, which few persona
expect, the nomination in 1904 will go to
Roosevelt without opposition. His
strength lies In so ■ many quarters as to
make his position unassailable.
The west, the south, and the east, will
In a peculiar sense be his, barring the
unexpected.. His popularity In the west
has long been notable It was conspicuous I
at the Philadelphia convention, and dur
ing the campaign which followed his ap
pearance on the stump through the Mis
souri region was everywhere a signal for
unbounded enthusiasm, and no doubt re
sulted in bringing a great many votes to
the republican ticket. Gov. Merriam of i
Minnesota, now director of the census, re- i
marked to friends several weeks ago on
his return from a home visit that the peo-
pie of the northwest were everywhere
committed to Roosevelt for 1904, and this
has been the prevalent testimony. Illi-
nois is a great Roosevelt state. The cvi-
dent desire of Governor Yates to attach
his vice-presidential candidacy to the
Roosevelt star Is proof of prevailing sen-
timent as he viewed it. The rural press
of the upper Mississippi valley has long
shown the same tendency. Now, Roose-
velt'a actual induction into the presiden-
tial office, barring the possibility of se-
rious mistakes, will not lessen this hold
upon the west. It practically eliminates
Spooner, Shaw, Fairbanks and Hanna.
The south, which furnishes nearly one
third of the delegates to a convention,
has been from time immemorial with the
wing of the party in control at the White
House, and no exception is likely to arise
this time. Particularly is this true in
view of Mr. Hanna's extraordinary per
sonal hold on the southern politicians,
independent of political favors actual or
expected. Mr. Hanna would not now care
to use his strength in the south to antag
onize Mr. Roosevelt for a renomination,
even If he were now able to overpower
him there, which is improbable. The
way the new president has started in as
trustee of the McKinley policy and Mc-
Kinley influences has made Mr. Hanna
one of his most devoted supporters and
the comprehensive administration for the
benefit of the whole party and country
which Roosevelt has started out to give,
will bring to him without question the
Hanna influence, south and north. And
It was the possibility of throwing this in
fluence against him in some sort of com
bination that alone threatened Mr. Roose
velt's candidacy in 1904.
With the west and the south settled,
there would be no need of the east, Mr.
Roosevelt's own section. But unless all
signs fail that section is moving his way
very strongly. Governor Odell was the
only other eastern candidate and his hold
of the people- outside of New York was
very small compared with that of Roose
velt. He has already withdrawn. He early
took occasion to notify the new president
of his purposes. There are now no great
schisms in New York republican politics
as in Arthur's day, and with Odell out of
the race, its vote will naturally fall on
Roosevelt's lap. New England has al
ways been friendly to him. His Harvard
college associations count for something
It thus appears as if Roosevelt would
be nominated by acclamation in 1904.
Whatever happens between now and that
time, it is well to note that his presi
dency opens with this apparent prospect.
To be sure, much may happen in the re
maining three years but political specu
lation concerns itself with probabilities
rather than remote possibilities. The
new president finds his party in splendid
shape, without factions or divisions, and
strongly intrenched at both ends of the
capitol. It could never have made, in
taking account of stock, a better showing
With the election that is to follow the
conventions of 1&04 the present outlook is
almost as bright. The democratic party
has not as yet discovered an issue upon
which its leaders can agree, and as for
candidates, the discussion of almost a year
has revealed no man of real strength. The
"talk of Washington" continues to be of
such worn out leaders as Hill of New
York and Gorman of Maryland, neither of
whom has ever stood for anything that
was winsome to the independent voter or
which made any appeal to the sentimental
enthusiasm of the country. The time has
passed when any opposition party can get
into power on mere negative issues. It
must have some earnest affirmative ap
peal to which the public is compelled to
listen before it can overthrow a compact
and well established organization.
The revision of the electoral college as
a result of the last census contributes to
this requirement. Illinois has become al
most a democratic necessity, with the new
alignment of political issues. Connecti
cut, formerly a democratic reliance, has
as a result of Bryanism gone so far over
into the republican column that it can
hardly be rated as mqre than a doubtful
Btate. The tendency is only less true of
New Jersey, and even New York. Mary
land and the border states which were
formerly regarded democratic must be
now rated as only doubtful. In brief, it
would take an appealing issue and a
rousing candidate In 1904 to shake the re
publican party in its entrenched position,
unless all signs fail. Such an issue and
candidate have not yet appeared. To be
sure, they may come but it takes some
time t« build up opinion in a country as
large as this, and their further delay
would likely render 1 them Ineffective.
Secretary Gage has
been informed that a
.bill will be intro
duced next winter to
abolish the nine sub
treasuries. The new
controller of the cur
rency, like his predecessors, is in favor
of such a course, and so is the secretary
of the treasury. But being in favor of a
scheme and advocating it are two separate
and distinct things. Mr. Gage is not ad
vocating the abolishment of the sub
treasuries. In the first place he does not
think the time is an opportune one; and
in the second place he does not believe
congress will ever agree to abandon the
sub-treasur> rjratem, which has now been
in operatio < .iice the days of Andrew
Jackson. —w. W. Jermane.
Interior Department Alarmed
Over Ravages of Disease
i front The Journal Bureau. Boom £5, Pott
Washington, Sept. 28.—Smallpox is
spreading among the Indians of Minne
sota. Acting Commissioner Towner to
day received a telegram from Agent (^amp
bell stating that several cases have broken
out on the Fond dv Lac reservation, and
that the disease is of the most virulent
type. It was communicated to the Indians
by a white section hand on a railroad.
Agent Campbell has been instructed to
quarantine those who have the disease
and such as have been exposed to conta
gion, and to vaccinate such of the Indians
on the reservation as can be induced to
submit to the operation. .;>,;; i
Agent MJchelet at White Earth reports
that precautionary measures have been
taken to prevent the spread of the disease
on the Mille Lacs reservation, where it
broke out several days ago. He does not
report any new cases. Indian bureau
officials here are alarmed at the outlook
and have issued special instructions to
agents in ■ all sections of the west to
adopt sanitary precautions.
Secretary Hitchcock has resumed charge
of the interior department and begun the
consideration of important cases. It is
expected that he will in a few days take
up the charges against Agent Hardiijg at
Yankton, ■ which he, decided once against
the agent, and suspended the order of dis
missal at the request of South Dakota sen
ators and representatives who came here
to urge his retention. It is expected that
Senator Kittredge, will be here again be
fore final action is taken.
Dr. J. C. Rothenberg has been appointed
pension examining surgeon at Sleepy Eye,
Dr. J. W. Robertson at Litchfield, Minn.,
and Doctors A. H. McCreight and C. H.
Churchill at Fort Dodge, lowa. ; f£jV*
—W. W. Jermane.
ST. LOUIS GO. IRON ORE
'TWILL BE ASSESSED $1 PER TON
Companies Protested Vigorously and
"Will Fight the Assessment
to the Death.
The state board of equalization has de
cided that iron ore in stock piles at the
mines of Si Louis 'ounty *tiall go on the
assessments rolls at $1 per ton. It was
assessed by the county authorities at 50
cents. The various companies were on
hand this morning with a vigorous pro
test, and F. B. Kellogg declared that they
would not stand the increase. They will
flght the assessment in the courts.
The total assessments of the Lake Su
perior Consolidated Iron Mines on ore
stocks was $1,249,390. The increase brings
it to $2,498,780, an increase In the state's
valuation that will have a very material
The iron companies were represented by
J. B. Cotton of the Duluth, Missabe &
Northern, P. B. Kellogg, general attorney
for the Duluth & Iron Range and Chester
A. Congdon of the Oliver Iron Mining
According to the figures submitted by
the Iron company representatives the ore
at the mines Is worth next to nothing 1.
They considered 50 cents a ton rather a
State Auditor Dunn presented figures
showing that on> May 1 there must have
been on band at the mines as a result af
the winter's work at least 4,000,000 tons,
which at 50 cents a ton would mean a
valuation of $2,000,000. He contended that
$1 a ton was a very fair valuation.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of
10 to 7, the vote being as follows:
Ayes—Cole, Sprague, Diepolder, Langen,
Mischler, Philley, Gordon, Marr, Peterson,
Noes—'Belcher, McKibbln, Laurentz,
Nelson, Palm, Thorpe, Anderson.
The state board of equalization com
pleted its labors late this afternoon and
adjourned sine die. Before adjourning the
board passed the following resolution:
Resolved, As the sense of this board that
the state board of equalization be continued
in its present form to work in conjunction
with the permanent tax commission.
This is the reply of the members of the
board to a question recently asked by the
present tax commission.
Much Uncertainty Attends Emma
A>«r Turk Sun Special Servlo*
New York,. Sept. Emma Goldman,
anarchist, • who was suspected of com
plicity In the plot to murder President
McKinley, was expected in New York last
night and is believed to have arrived here.
Word was passed among anarchists that
she • was •to address a secret meeting at i
No. -21& Suffolk street. If Miss Goldman
arrived in New York she was not at the
meeting, but went into hiding in the home
of a friend. . j It was said that she was at
the home of I. Yog, a photographer. Yog ;
denied this At the home of Miss Gold- j
man's grandmother it was said that Emma '
was" probably in the city, but had failed j
to communicate with her relatives '
The Goldman woman's friends say that
when she saw that she was being shad
owed on the New York train coming from
Chicago, she quietly left the train, and
the detectives, believing that she was still
on board, allowed themselves to be car
ried past the station . Having eluded her
pursuers, she boarded another train
ST. RAILWAY STRIKE
Two Hundred \KKrieved Chicago
Men Are Out.
Chicago, Sept. 28. — After an all-night
session the operating employes of the
South Side Elevated railroad (the alley
"L") struck at 3 o'clock this morning be
cause of the refusal of the company to
grant a horizontal increase of 25 cents per
man for a ten-hour day. The decision to
strike came after a committee had failed
to secure a satisfactory response to an
ultimatum sent to President Leslie Car
ter's home at 3 o'clock this morning.
Over 200 men are out. The road, how
ever, is not tied up, for as soon as the
strike notice was given, the company
pressed into service a number of extra
men and many of the trains are now run
Mi*s Anthony Proven the Best Play-
er in the West.
Chicago, Sept. 28.—Miss Bessie Anthony
to-day won the we^rti woman's golf
SATUKDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1901.
M CCALLA IS
Commander of Marblehead
and Admiral Schley.
McCalla Took the Responsibility of
♦ACCUSED* INSTEAD OF APPLICANT
Mr. llauna of Navy Department
< uuiinfl Apologise* for a
Slip of the Ttinu'iie.
Washington, Sept. 28.—T0-day'a session
of the Schley court of inquiry began as
usual at 11 o'clock with the recall of yes-
terday's witnesses for the purpose of cor
recting mistakes in their testimony and
allowing other questions to be asked them
when necessary to elucidate the record.
The counsel for 1 Admiral Schley have
reached an agreement with the counsel
for the navy department as to the parts
of the logs of the various vessels engaged
in the Santiago campaign which are to
be put In as evidence and printed in the
records of the court's proceedings. It was
found impracticable to print the entire
logs, not only because to do so would
have been confusing but because the de
lay it would have occasioned in getting
out such a volume as they would have
The counsel have eliminated all parts
of the logs which do not bear upon the
inquiry, and such as will be printed is
expected to be very useful to the court as
well as the counsel.
Hanna Makes Amende.
Mr. Hanna made a brief explanation of
his use of the term "accused" in yester
day's proceedings as applied to Admiral
Schley. He said:
I should like to say a word in explanation
of oue word which I understand appears ill
the records. I learn to my surprise from an
examination of the records that I used the
word "accused" In referring to the distin
guished officer who has asked for the court
of inquiry. I wish to state tfcat I was not
si ware that I had used that expression until
this morning. It was used in the rapidity
of debate and simply for the reason that
in the course of long years of experience it is
the word generally employed in such cases.
Before this, court of inquiry began the jud^e
advocate and myself considered what we
should call the gentleman who had requested
it, and desiring to extend to him the utmost
courtesy in the matter, we selected a terra
which is not often employed—the term "ap
plicant," and I believe I have ueed that
term m.my times in these proceedings. I wish
to add only my sincere and earnest and moat
cordial expressions of regret that by inad
vertancy or accident I have employed a word
that would imply any such iefleetkr.s.
Objection Not Suwtained.
Captain McCalla, commander of the
Marblehead in the Spanish war 1, again
took the witness stand and Mr. Hanna
"Were any ships assigned to the duty
of engaging the batteries on the morning
of May 31, 1898, or during that day or to
the duty of enfilading the batteries?"
The reply was, "None that I know of."
"Were there any shoals or other 1 ob
stacles of any kind to prevent the battle
ships from approaching the mouth of the
harbor of Santiago sufficiently close to
have been within easy range of the
Captain Parker objected to the question,
but the court refused to sustain it and
th« question was repeated. Captain Mc-
"None that I know of. The only shoal
Continued on Second Page.
CREWS TO BLAME
Three Men Killed in a Colli-
sion Between Freights
at Perm, N. D.
Special to The Journal.
Devils Lake, N. D., Sept. 28.—A double
header oriental eastbound freight ran
into the rear of another freight that
was taking water at Perm at 3 o'clock this
morning. The caboose and four cars of
forward train were completely destroyed.
Both engines and several cars of the rear
train were also demblished.
Engineer George Connie, Fireman Wil
liam Gill and Clayton Saunders on the
head engine were killed, and Fireman L.
Bissell of the rear engine had his arm
and leg broken. Engineer Eugene Con
lan was badly cut about the face.
Both engines left the track and the
wreckage caught fire.
Engineer Connie was pinned under his
engine and his body was cremated.
Saunders was employed as a wiper at
the roundhouse and went upon an extra
engine to meet the oriental train and
come back as a double header.
Undertaker Nimo and Coroner Hovey
No Wonder Turkey Is Nervous. ,
brought the remains of Saunders and Gill
to this city. Connie's remains were com
pletely consumed. The injured men were
taken to Churches Ferry for medical
treatment. The track was cleared in
Both crews are to blame for the acci
dent —the head train for not sending a
flag man back and the rear one for not
slowing up at the water tank according
STRIKERS ARE SHOT
\<>ii-l nion Mill Men Defend Them-
Canal Dover, Ohio, Sept. 28.—A serious
riot occurred here late last night between
nonunion mill men and strikers who did
not get places in the steel mills after the
settlement. It resulted in the shooting
of John O'Neill and Harry McDowell, the
former through the lungs and probably
fatally. The two had failed to secure
work and went to the mill and attacked
the outside night watchman. They then
came up town, where they encountered six
men returning from work. The workers
were attacked, the strikers being rein
forced by about fifty others. The six men
used their guns and then fled into a board
ing house, where they remained until
rescued by the sheriff and a posse. The
men who did the shooting were arrested,
but it is stated that they acted entirely
•All the union men in the mills at
Dennison, New Philadelphia and Canal
Dover have gone out on account of the
O'Neal is in a critical condition.
Library Secretaries of lowa. Minne
sota and Wisconsin to Meet.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, Sept. 28.—Since the
meeting of the American Library associa
tion at Waukesha, Wis., a movement has
been gaining ground for the co-operation
of the library commissions of Minnesota,
lowa and Wisconsin. A tri-state confer
ence of commission secretaries was held
during the summer meeting and another
will be held Monday and Tuesday of next
week. Miss Alice Tyler, secretary of the
lowa library commission, Miss Country
man of the Minnesota library commission
and Miss Marvin of the Wisconsin com
mission, will be present.
The purpose of this proposed tristate
co-operation is to combine, along what
ever lines the three commissions may
operate in common, for the purpose of
cutting down the expenses of commission
work. in the preparation of lists of
books, printing of catalogue cards and
in other ways co-operation is said to be
feasible. Miss Taylor hopes to get the
hearty aid of the librarians of lowa.
This is the first time a similar co
operative movement has been attempted
in the United States.
President Roosevelt Is Asked
to Favor Subsidies.
Penalty of Failure of Reciprocity Is
EMPHATIC VIEWS OF F.B.THDRBER
President of the Export Association
Doe* Not Obtain Complete
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Sept. 28.—The Chronicle pub
lishes the following Washington special:
President Roosevelt had the subject of
reciprocity brought to his attention in
an emphatic manner by P. B. Thurber,
president of the United States Export as
sociation. Mr. Thurber urged the presi
dent to make reciprocity an important
feature of his first message to congress.
He said that it was a happy medium be
tween the extremes of high protection
and free trade. It would be a reforma
tion of the tariff by its friends, Mr. Thur
Mr. Thurber assured the president that
certain reciprocity treaties had failed of
ratification by the senate because the in
terests of a few people had set up against
the interests of the many. Mr. Thurber
warned the president that if the present
conditions are permitted to go unchecked
the inevitable result would be a tidal
wave of free trade sentiment that would
soon sweep over the country. Incidental
ly the president of the export association
made a plea for more ships to carry the
exports of the United States to distant
lands. He did not indicate specifically
how additional ships could be provided
through the medium of an executive mes
sage to congress, but left the president to
infer that if he would advocate the pas
sage of the ship subsidy bill, which failed
to become a law last winter, he would
greatly expedite the aim of the export
ers. This is the first time that the ship
subsidy grab has been formally brought
to the attention of President Roosevelt
and his aid was asked to make It a law
The president listened to Mr. Thurber
with apparent interest, and while he said
many things in reply, he was extremely
careful not to commit himself to any line
of action. Of reciprocity he repeated prac
tically what he said to the cabinet last
Tuesday. He said that it was a greatly
complicated question about which he was
in some respects woefully deficient in
knowledge, and that he proposed to give
it his earnest attention until such time
as he could feel that he was sufficiently
enlightened to speak about it. The presi
dent refrained from saying to Mr. Thur
ber that he would or would not include
a reference to ship subsidy legislation
in his first message to the Fifty-seventh
congress. He said that he sympathized
withe the aim of the exporters of the na
tion to build up a merchant marine of
such proportions that all of the exports
of the United States could be carried in
V HOT AT HAYTI
Revolutionary Movement, With Ar
rests for Conspiracy.
Kingston, Sept. 28.—Reports of a revo
lutionary i outbreak in ;Hayti reached • here
to-day.! A large number .of .prominent
men ; in. Jeremie ± were _-; arrested * yesterday
on the charge lof conspiracy '■ and j imme
diately removed to Port Au Prince and im
prisoned. ;; The situation -. in - the L interior
of ? Hayti lis reported ?tor be • serious J owing
to } the I opposition J of I President S Sam * con
tinuing to retain office.
24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Shamrock Leads All the Way to the
Outer Mark and Part of Time
on the Home Run.
Columbia Gets Four-Length Lead on
Home Kun, but Is Almost Over
hauled by Shamrock.
America's Cup—Guess I won't have to change my duds right away yet.
New York, 3:35 p. m.—Columbia wins. A
magnificent race and not settled till the
American boat crossed the line.
Columbia crosed the line first and the
official time is: Columbia, 3:31:07; Sham
Official time at finish as given by Mar
coni: Shamrock 3:31:04, Columbia, 3:81:07.
3:10 p. m.—The wind has fallen to seven
; knots. Sh.-unrot.-k. has Utytm ga ning and
has almost overhauled Columbia. They
are two miles from the finish. It Is any- ]
New York, Sept. 28. —Both yachts were
on the starboard tack as they crossed the
starting line. The fight for position was a
fine one. Shamrock held for the line
closehauled -while Columbia ran along the
line and crossed her how, taking'up her
position on the foreigner's lee bow.
The yachts were sent away within a
minute of the appointed time. Shamrock
took the honors of to-day's start, the of
ficial time of crossing being:
Shamrock, 11:00:14; Columbia, 11:00:16-
Shamrock occupied the weather berth.
The jockeying at the start was in no way
as spectacular as that displayed in the
maneuvering prior to the start of Thurs
day's contest, and whatever of honors
there were went to the captain of Sham
Promptly at 10:45 the preparatory gun
was fired. Shamrock at once broke out
her number one jib topsail. Columbia
sent the same canvas up in stops and a
moment later broke out. It was not long
before they came together in the leeward
of. the line. Both were on starboard tack.
[ There was little real maneuvering, ho-w-
I ever, until 10:55, when the warning gun
boomed. Both boats ibore down from the
weather side of the line on port tack, with
; the American boat to windward. Sham
rock undertook to head in, but Columbia
came a little higher into the wind and
still had her rival under her lee.
Shamrock the Quicker.
Columbia went about on the starboard
tack and the Britisher followed speedily.
They passed outside the committee boat.
Shamrock came about for the turn first.
She was a trifle quicker in stays, appar
ently, and got away more rapidly than
Columbia. This gave Shamrock a chance
to take the windward berth from Colum
bia and the foreigner went to leeward of
the committee boat on the way back to the
line. The American skipper thought to
overcome the disadvantage under which
he had been placed and went to windward
of the mark boat.
It was too late, however, and as the
yachts again came together behind the
line Shamrock caught him in an awkward
position. The Yankee evidently saw
his fix and made the best of it, bearing for
the line as the starting gun was fired to
leeward of Shamrock and a little to the
rear: Both crossed the line with booms
to port on <tb* starboard tack.
: In addition to her position to :
: windward Shamrock was just :
1 two seconds to the good in the :
: matter of time. :
In less than two minutes after crossing
they went about on the port tack, Sham
rock making the initial movement. With
in a quarter of an hour Columbia swung
on the starboard tack, but Shemrock held
on^ until she was well to the weatier of
her rival before tacking after her.
Within a quarter of an hour Columbia
swung around on the starboard tack, but
Shamrock held on till she was well to the
weather of Columbia wake before tacking
after her. Both boats were now swinging
along on the starboard tack heading al
most duo northeast. At 11:18 Columbia
was distinctly ahead. Both boats were
responding to the increasing wind, but
Columfbia seemed* to be increasing her
' Columbia went on • the starboard tack,
followed :; a % moment » later by "; Shamrock.;
Columbia evidently was h unable? to £ cross!
Sbenrocfc'« bow. and was • forced ;to come
around. Columbia was trying to baole
wind Shemrock again, but the maneuver
was not effective. Shamrock had a fln«
position .on the weather of the American
boat and all of the efforts of Columbia to
forereach here were unavailing. The wind
was steadily increasing.
By half past eleven all conceded that
Shamrock was ahead. They were both
on the starboard tack sailing northeast
and Shamrock seemed to be gaining.
: It was a battle royal. Both :
: yachts had sailed iour miles :
: from the lightship andMt was nip :
: and tuck between them. :
Shamrock was certainly nearer th 4
turning boat than was Columbia.
Close Every Yard.
The yachts had now sailed ar< hour, and
it had been close work for every yard of
the course. Columbia was close under
Shamrock's lee and appeared to be reach
ing faster than the challenger, but Sham
rock was still ahead. Columbia tacked
to port in an attempt to cross the bow of
Shemrock, but was unable to reach her
and thirty seconds later came about again
on the starboard tack. Precisely at noon
Shamrock went about on the port tack,
immediately followed by Columbia. Ad
mittedly Columbia had gained consldera"
bly in the last ten minutes of sailing.
They were both close hauled and each
seemed to be holding her own, the ad-«
vantage if any, being with Shamrock.
The wind held true at about ten knots.
There seemed little advantage on either
side. Both yachts were sailing magnifi
cently, Columbia having wbrked a llttla
to windward but astern of the Britiaih
yacht. Captain Sycamore seemed to b«
working Shamrock slowly from under
The boats held to the port tack stand
ing off shore and at 12:25 they were prettjr
near on even terms. Columbia was still
to windward, but probably 150 yards
astern of the British boat.
: The outer mark was then not :
: more than six miles away and :
: the battle had reached an excit- : .
: ing stage. Both captains were :
: giving a wonderful exhibition of ¥
: seamanship and under the condl- j
: tions prevailing the slightest er- :
: ror in judgment or seamanship^ c
: was costly. :
At 12:59 p. m., after two hours of sail*
ing. Shamrock again went about on th«
port tack, followed closely by the Ameri
can boat. Columbia got the windward
berth, but was astern. They held thia
tack for three-quarters of an hour in ft
neck and neck race. The boats were not
a hundred yards apart, but Shamrock
maintained her lead clean through to the
outer mark. At this mark the great
yachts were making a royal race, but
Shamrock had the right berth and Cap*
tain Sycamore swung her around the
stake boat a little more than half a min
ute ahead of Columbia. The American
was, by estimated time, just forty-six sec»
onds behind her opponent.
Both yachts squared away for home,
running before the wind, and seven min
utes after the turn both broke out their
spinnakers, Shamrock being a little be
hind the American in doing so. The offi
cial time of turning the outer mark was
Elapsed Time Offvet.
Thus Shamrock was in actual sailing
time thirty-nine seconds ahead of Colum
bia, as she had crossed the starting line
two seconds ahead of her, but this elapsed
time is more than offset by the 46.7 sec
onds of handicap which the Ulster yacht
is compelled to give under the rules to
Columbia because of her measurement.
And so it was necessary that Shamrock
should gain on Columbia seven seconds
between the turning boat and the finish
to be a tie.
The next ten minutes showed that th«
British boat would have a hard time ta
increase her slight lead.
,: For a brief . time the boats :
: sped homeward apparently with- :
: out a change in their relative ''z
■".-: positions, but about 2:10 It was :
: seen that Columbia was over- :
: hauling Shamrock. Slowly, very :
: slowly, she crawled up, foot by v :
: fobt, and at 2:12 she had reached :
-'.: ■; her flying ; rival. >l Two ■ minutes :
: later she had poked; her bow- :
: sprit ahead of Shamrock and ea- :
/ : tablished a lead. '< ' \ :
Tad wind held but did not iaamm* V