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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
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ANOTHER. SPIKE NAILS DOWN THE COVETED AMERICAS CUP
Peavey's Address the Feat-
ure at Dcs Moines.
NAT'L GRAIN DEALERS
Inspectors Will Form a National
BUCKET SHOPS ARE DENOUNCED
A Bitter Contest for the Location of
the \ext Annual
Special to The Journal.
Dei Monies, lowa, Oct. 3.—The opening
address at the morning session of the
Grain Dealers National association was
by F. H. Peavey of Minneapolis. It was
the feature of the morning session.
Other addresses were as follows: "The
Grain Trades New Century Brotherhood,"
J. H. Harrison, Sherman, Texas; "The
Grain Merchants' Conquered Difficulties,"
Warren T. Mci'ray, Kentland, Ind.; -'Bet
ter Government Crop Reports," H. S.
Grimes, Portsmouth, Ohio; "Weighing
Grain in Country and the Terminal Mar
kets," L. Cortelyou, Muscotah, Kan.;
"Co-operating of Cars and Scale Inspec
tion," H. A. Foss, Chicago.
The attendance to-day is much in
creased. In addition to the dealers from
Minnesota reported yesterday are: E. A.
Burrage, J. S. Matthewson, of Van Dusen,
Harrington company; M. W. Lee, A. E.
Bursh, representing W. R. Mumford com
pany; H. Oarrick, E. Brenner, E. A.
Brown, of K. A. Brown & Co., Minneapo
lis, and Henry Rippe of Fairmont.
Last evening's session was marked by
the adoption of strong resolutions, pre
sented and carried through amid the
greatest earnestness and enthusiasm,
recommending legislation preventing an
archy, expressing sorrow for McKinley's
death and full confidence in President
Roosevelt. Several trade papers were
I iisiiccliirs to Oi'kiiii iz«*.
A most important movement growing
out of the national organization meeting
is the formation of a national organiza
tion of grain inspectors. Many of the
chief grain inspectors of the country are
assembled. The first meeting for organ
ization was held last night. Another will
be held this afternoon, and the work un
The action of the inspectors is inde
pendent of the association, but it meets
the approval of grain men. The purpose
is to establish uniform samples of all
contract grades of grain. These are to
be enforced throughout the markets of
In his address, President Lockwood
urged uniformity. Under the present sys
tem there is lack of uniformity and there
are many abuses arising from 'establish
ing different standards in different cen
tral markets. John A. Foering, chief
grain Inspector of Philadelphia, was chair
man of the preliminary meeting and J.T.
Shanahan, of Buffalo, secretary.
The plan for, establishing a national ar
bitration committee and a national sys
tem of arbitration will be adopted this
Resolutions anil Location.
The resolutions prepared by the com
mittee denounce bucket shops and call
on congress to enact laws against them.
One resolution is in the form of a petition
- to the fifty-seventh congress asking a
change in the interstate commerce laws
for better regulation of traffic.
The location contest was waxed bitter,
•Milwaukee. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas
Oit|- and Memphis seem to be leading in
the fight. Indications are the location
-will be left to the new president and di
rectors to settle.
Fight Dirt Not llevelop.
Early in the convention it was reported
the delegates from Kansas and the south
west purposed to have a resolution put
through supporting Coburn of Kansas for
secretary of agriculture to supplant Wil
son of lowa. The movement did not de
velop, and Kansas men deny they planned
such a step.
Speaking of the movement to put Coburn
in the cabinet, Frank Crowell, a leading
politician of Kansas, and delegate to the
convention, said the Coburn movement
was not unfriendly to Wilson, and that
it was not the intention to seek to force
the latter out. If Wilson should see fit
to leave the cabinet then Coburn's claims
would be presented.
Crop Reports Scored.
Much comment was caused by the paper
of H. S. Grimes oj Portsmouth of this
morning scoAng the system of government
crop reports bitterly. Among the papers
road this afternoon was one on "Uniform
Rules for Grading Grain," by J. D. Shan
nuhan, chief inspector of Buffalo, and an
other on "Compilations of Crop Statis
tics," by John R. Sage, director of lowa
■weather and crop service.
The session will close to-night with a
smoker. At 9 o'clock to-morrow the dele
gates will go in a special train to Sioux
City, stopping on their way at Ames and
Officers were elected this afternoon as
follows: President, B. A. Lockwood of
Dcs Moines; vice president, T. P. Baxter
of Taylorville, 111.; second vice president,
H. S. Grimes of Portsmouth. Ohio.
The board of directors will select a sec
retary and treasurer.
NORTHWEST'S GRAIN* TRADE
Wonderful Development Sketched »>j
Peavey of Minneapolis.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, Oct. 3. —Frank H.
Peavey of Minneapolis, who read a paper
on "The Growth of the Grain Trade in j
the Northwest," said, in part:
The subject on which I have been asked to j
talk—"The Growth of the Grain Trade of the j
Northwest"—gives me great scope, and for,
its complete treatment would require a large
volume. I will give you briefly my observa
tions and experiences covering a period of
thirty year.s. when one firm that I recall
started In a feed store with less than a car i
load of assorted grain, and to-day this same
firm, which has never changed its name,
controls and practically owns elevators scat
tered throughout the country of an aggregate
storage capacity of 38,000,000 bushels.
I first chance to think how wheat was han
dled in Sioux City, lowa, in 18« T. In those
days the aggregate wheat receipts were
email, although the entire country to the
west was tributary. Farmers delivered the
grain in sacks, and the grain merchant used
his back to convey the wheat to one corner
Continued on Second Page,
Disposition Shown by Coun
sel for Admiral Schley.
THE SHORE BATTERIES
To Show Their Strength Is an Ob-
ject of the "Applicant."
FIGHT OFF SANTIAGO DESCRIBED
Lieut. Doyle Presents the Beat Pic
ture of the Event Yet
Oiiven the Court.
Washington, Oct. 3.—After the usual
preliminary proceedings in the Schley
court of inquiry to-day. Lieutenant James
J. Doyle, formerly of the flagship Brook
lyn, was recalled for the purpose of con
tinuing his testimony. When the court
adjourned yesterday Lieutenant Doyle
was under examination by Mr. Rayner
and the court had just decided that the
witness should not enter upon a discus
sion of the blockade of Santiago as it
was conducted after the arrival of Com
mander-in-Chief Sampson. There was
much Interest in Lieutenant Doyle's reap
pearance, as it was expected that his ex
amination would develop the further pol
icy of Admiral Schley's counsel in the
Both the court and counsel are begin
ning to show the effects of the arduous
duties imposed by the trial. Especially
severe is it upon all the attorneys. Their
duties do not cease when the court ad
journs in the afternoon but they extend
far into the night and often they are
found at their labors before the break
fast hour next morning. The trial pre
sents new points to all of them and its
various turns bring to light fresh com
plications which have the effect of ren
dering it very trying.
But while all agree that it would be de
sirable to have the case terminated at an
early day. they also agree that there is
little prospect in that direction. Judge
Advocate Lemly probably will not call for
more than six or eight witnesses, but Mr.
Rayner has almost forty names on his list.
He says, however, that he does not ex
pect to examine more than half of this
number. Still, he will not undertake to
name a day for the close of the trial
within a month from this time. He does
not expect to call Admiral Schley to the
witness stand for some time yet. Mr.
Rayner expects his client to make a com
plete review of the case and it is proba
ble that the admiral will be on the stand
longer than any other witness.
Modified by SigMbee.
Captain Sigsbee was the first of yester
day's witnesses to appear to-day for the
purpose of correcting his testimony. He
stated that he had made another search
last uight for the dispatch from the navy
department under the terms of which he
sought to connect with the flying squadron
off Santiago, and that he had found a
private letter which he had written at
the time, in which he said:
"Until we sighted the vessels :
: on the 29th we knew nothing :
: positive as to their where- :
: abouts." ;
Lieutenant Doyle then resumed his tes
timony. He was examined by Mr. Ray
ner. He continued to give a narrative of
the campaign. Mr. Rayner asked whether
the Brooklyn had engaged in any bom
bardments in June, 1898, but Judge Advo
cate Lemly and Mr. Hanna objected on
the ground that the question was similar
to the question asked yesterday concern
ing the blockade after the arrival of Ad
Mr. Rayner said that his purpose was
to show only what the Brooklyn had done,
and that it did not in any way concern
what had been done toward developing
the strength of the shore batteries. "I
know what the ruling of the court means,"
he said, "and bow respectfully to it."
Admiral Dewey said that if the ques
tion was confined to the Brooklyn there
could be no objection. The question waa
then asked as to what the Brooklyn
learned concerning the shore batteries as
a result of any other bombardments in
which she had participated In June.
Before a reply could be given the court
retired for consultation. At the conclu
sion of the conference Mr. Rayner changed
his question so as to read as follows:
Strength of Shore Batterfen.
What do you know from your own obser
vation in reference to the strength of the
shore batteries and the guns? I want the
result of your observation at Santiago ac
quired by you at any time without going into
any general or specific details as to the bom
Replying, Lieutenant Doyle said that at
the bombardment, which had taken place
June 6, the Zocopa battery had replied at
first very spiritedly, but that it soon
"went out of business." When the ships
withdrew the enemy had manned their
guns and then shot at the ships. On the
occasion of the second bombardment they
did not remain so long. "They always
took a snap shot at us as we left" he
: Mr. Rayner asked witness how :
: often he had seen Commodore :
: Schley under fire during the San- :
: tiago campaign. :
: "Every time we were under :
: fire," he replied, "during those :
: bombardments and in the battle :
: of July 3." ' :
"What was his conduct? I refer you
to the first specification from the precept:
His conduct In connection with "the
events of the Santiago campaign; and
what was his conduct and bearing at any
time either during the bombardment or
during the battle of July 3, when his
ships were under fire?"
The witness answered:
I did not have an opportunity, as the com
modore wan always near about the conning
tower, to observe his conduct during the
battle, but immediately previous and after I
did have an opportunity to do so. He always
struck me as being Just about as well-pos
sessed as it was possible for anybody to be
under those circumstances.
Mr. Rayner asked whether on July 2,
1898, he had observed smoke coming from
Santiago harbor over Zocopa hill. Cap
tain Lemly objected and Mr. Rayner said
that his purpose was to prove that it was
believed at that time that the Spaniards
Continued on Second Face.
THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBEB 3, 1901.
BETTER PUT ON BLIND BRIDLES.
Senator Jones —This fool donkey doesn't seem to know the difference between my trust and
any other trust.
Tariff Reduction Efforts Not
to Be Affected by Reci
Tram Th* Journal Bureau, Room 4&, j Pot*
BuUding, Washington- - v * '■".■' ' .-i -,•--*
Washington, Get. 3. —Representative
Babcock of Wisconsin was among the call
ers at the White House to-day. In speak
ing of the revival of interest in reciproci
ty, he said that this would not affect his
plans for pushing the measure with which
his name is Identified for removing the
duties on articles controlled by "trusts."
The people and press of the northwest,
he declared, were committed to the prin
ciple for which he stood and would not
be satisfied till something was done.
Reciprocity he regards as unattainable
through treaties and less adapted to meet
real needs if obtainable than his own bill.
—W. W. Jermane.
AN ACTOR ILL
Sol Smith Russell Has a Bad
Sinking Spell at His
New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 3.—The many
friends of Sol Smith Russell, the famous
actor, were startled yesterday by the re
port that Mr. Russell was seriously ill at
his summer home at Edgartown, Martha's
Vineyard, Mass., having suffered a serious
sinking spell. Mr. Russell was making
preparations to close his house at Edgar
town for the season. Miss Russell,
daughter of the famous actor, said to
night that Mr. Russell had a bad bilious
attack but'lt was not serious.
Shocking Treatment of Americana
Killed by Filipinoa.
Manila, Oct. 3—The latest advices from
the island of Samar give harrowing de
tails of the slaughter of the members of
Company C, Ninth United States infantry, ■
i last Saturday at Balangiga. It seems that :
i the president of the town, claiming to be
friendly, led the assault in person.
On hearing of the slaughter, Colonel I
Isaac D. Derussy of the Eleventh infantry
started for the scene immediately with a
battalion. The body of Captain Connel
had been tied at the heels, saturated with
kerosene and partly burned.
Porty-flve bodies had been burned in a
trench, leaving seven unaccounted for.
The charred remains of many were recov
ered. In numerous instances the bodies
had been badly mutilated.
Three hundred Macabebes will also be
dispatched to the scene of the massacre,
on board the Legaspi, which is delayed
by a typhoon.
Sampson Requirement for Service In
7VW York Sun Siteeial Srrvic*.
London, Oct. 3. —Mindful of how gal
lantly certain aristocratic and wealthy
Americans fought against the Spaniards,
Odo Vivian announces in a Cardiff news
paper that he intends to raise a troop of
Glamorgan cavalry, composed entirely of
gentlemen, to do battle against the Boers.
He says: "The Cuban campaign demon
strated that good blood tells on the field
of carnage no less than in the drawing
Mr. Vivian wishes to see what a few se
lect Britishers can do In South Africa.
Already candidates are appearing in re
sponse to his summons, but he seems to
have some trouble in getting men who
can stand the social test. He says that
he has struck off his list many who proved
not to come up to the requirement, and
adds: "If the forty ultimately selected
should not all be gentlemen these will
comprise more than three-fourths of the
Result of Promise to Carry
Out McKinley'-s Plans.
SEEKERS FOR PLACE
False Statements That McKinley
Agreed to Appoint Them.
ROOSEVELT "ONTO" THE GAME
He Plans a Southern Campaign to
Include Appointment of
Mmw York Sun Samclal Sorvlca
Washington, Oct. 3. —Persons close to
President Roosevelt say he is already be
ing made the victim of unscrupulous poli
ticians and the president is understood
to have discovered the imposition and to
have determined to put a stop to it. Dur
ing the solemn hours following upon the
death of President McKinley, Colonel
Roosevelt voluntarily announced that he
would appoint without hesitation to any
office whatever, any man who had actually
been selected for that place by President
McKinley. He began this by the appoint
ment of Mr. Ridgely of Illinois as con
troller of the currency, merely upon the
assurance by Secretary Cortelyou that
President McKinley had already fully de
termined to appoint Mr. Ridgely.
Since then two or three similar cases,
although for minor offices, have come up,
President Roosevelt has followed his
original plan without hesitation. It soon
became evident, however, that designing
politicians were making use of this an
nouncement to further their own ends.
Almost every man who has seen the presi-
I dent about an office within the last week
|or so has declared with manifold emot; ;i
i that President McKinley had alreuuy
I agreed to appoint his man. Many of these
applicants had witnesses to the fact, and
I President Roosevelt was gradually drawn
! into c perfect whirlpool, which derived its
motive power from the tragedy at Buffalo.
Blocked Their Own Game.
Unfortunately for the designs of these
j schemers, several cases have appeared
where rival aspirants for the same office
have each been put forward as the par
| ticular man who had been promised the
| place by President McKinley and each
j fellow had* witnesses to back up his state-
I nient. It was evident in these cases that
| some one was lying, and the president has
been forced to insist that the intentions
of Mr. McKinley in such cases must be
established by some official act, or the
communication of his intention to some
This system of graveyard insurance as
applied to practical politics has been ex
tensively tried in the south. Every one
of the southern republicens now in office
has asserted, either personally or by proxy,
that he had been guaranteed retention in
his place either by President McKinley in
person or else by Senator Hanna as his
political and personal representative.
The g«me has been played to the limit,
and President Roosevelt has decided to
take matters into his own hands. Ho
will not recognize vague promises made
Herreid Removes for Cause
Special to The Journal. .'* ' \ . \\\ /. -> ;' i"i- "
Aberdeen, S. D., Oct. 3.—William: Bidde rus, an attorney and : notary public of Stur
gis, who stated that he wu glad President McKlnley was .shot, 1: and expressed a hope
that the president would -.. die, has been ■re moved from the '_ office of notary public by
Governor Herreid for the - offense-- under the. law. governing removals passed by the legis
lature last -winter. ; ..,'.. . I>. ■■>--"----■•.*■-..-,,; w ".^-- ■■■■-srj.T.ii' ; '
long ago, nor, indeed, will he consider
anything except a positive promise, made
by President McKinley, either to a cabinet
officer or a senator and of recent date.
Will Jar Old Barnacles.
Furthermore, President Roosevelt is
contemplating a plan of campaign in the
south which will shake up the old barna
cles. He is considering the advisability
of appointing reputable democrats to fed
eral offices here and there in the south
and giving the cold shoulder to the most
back southern republicans, who have
never been the slightest good to the party
and have remained faithful simply aniTv
solely that they might control the pat-'
President Roosevelt is turning toward
the sound money protectionists in tht»
south, and he has asked Clark Howell to
come here to discuss the situation with
him. It is believed the president also
intends to ask the advice of two or three
conservative democratic senators in the
south, like Morgan and McEnery, and
then submit the whole scheme to three or
four northern senators like Allison,
Spooner, Proctor and Cullom.
President Roosevelt Possesses the
Hearts of Westerners.
Yew Tork Sun Special Sarvioe.
Washington, Oct. 3. —President Roose
velt is especially captivating and winning
to western men. He greets them with
unfeigned heartiness and expressions that
are familiar to the regions west of the
Mississippi. He is never stiff and formal,
but always dignified and self-ontained. A.
western senator, once an Indian fighter,
was ushered into the president's office
and was taken aback when the president,
as he thrust out his hand, exclaimed with
proper accent, "How?" The senator's
face broke into smiles as he replied just
as heartily: "How?"
A "western representative who had
known the president for years and hunt
ed big game with him in the Rockies,
was greeted with a hearty, "Come In, old
man! How are you, anyhow?" The late
President McKinley possessed an incom
parable faculty of making every one who
came into his presence feel at ease, but
President Roosevelt possesses the faculty
of making every one feel that he is a
friend. Thus far he does not appear to
have made a single mistake of judgment,
and Washington is ringing with hlB
praises to a degree that is even astonish
ing for this town, where president wor
shipers are always to be found in plenty.
NO EMMONS DEPOT
The 51. &St. L. Will Stnad Salt Be
fore Building; It.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis has declined
t to erect . a depot at Emmons, Freeeborn
county, as ordered by the railroad and ware
house commission. To-day the commission
authorized the attorney general and Messrs.
Lafayette French and H. H. Dunn, repre
senting the people of Emmons, to commence
an action to enforce the order of • the com
mission. ' ■■•• '-: ' -• ■ r. , ";■•
Life' of James Thomas.. of ■ Lake City
In Ebbing Out. .'.-T.yvC ""■•'''
Special.to The Journa.
. Lake. City, Minn., Oct. 3.—James Thomas
was drawn against a rock pile by a fractious
team last night and his;skull was Jcrushed.
His death is momentarily, expected. ' He is
46 years of age and has a wife. '■'
, Robert White, a well-known contractor and
builder, died last night of heart failure,,
aged 77 years. He came to Lake City before
the war. He left four boys and an adopted
daughter. The funeral will be held Saturday.
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16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
"The Gem of the Ocean" Comes In
One Minute and 18 Seconds
Ahead of Shamrock.
Lipton's Boat Has Advantage at the
Start and Leads Over the
First Two Legs.
THE FIGURES FOR IT
Columbia 11:01:47 11:52:22
Shamrock 11:00:13 11:51:10
There will be a face to-morrow.
New York, Oct. 3. —The starting gun was
fired on the dot at 11 and it was apparent
that the advantage lay entirely with the
British Bkipper. Just before the start he
sent Shamrock swinging around the com
mittee boat, cutting in between the Co
lumbia, The latter, being under Sham
rock's lee, apparently decided not to cross
in that position, but wore around again.
Holding tight to his advantage when the
gun fired, Captain Sycamore sent Sham
rock across the line almost before the
stiff wind could sweep the powder smoke
away, Columbia being considerably behind
him. The official crossing of the line was
Shamrock, 11:00:13; Columbia, 11:01:47.
After crossing, both yachts wont on a
close reach for the first mark, fairly tear
ing through the water and throwing great
fountains of spray from under their bow.
; It was a magnificent and blood- :
: stirring race to the first mark. :
: Both yachts were close reached : i
: on the port tack and smothered :
I : along through the seas, *c :
: gusty wind continually knocking :
: them down. j
The pace was terrific, and it was Im
possible to determine when half the first
leg had been sailed whether or not Sham
roack was maintaining the lead she gained
when they crossed the line. Both were
carrying the same sails.
Every yard of the snow-white cloud of
canvas piled above the flying hulls of the
racers was as hard as a board. The crews
were lined under the wind rail, while off
to leeward the spray from under the bows
of the yachts was swept in smoky clouds
by the increasing winds.
Shamrock Turn* First.
They lifted the first turn as though the
stake boat itself was coming to meet them,
Shamrock still holding her big lead. Sham
rock turned the first mark, unofficial time,
11:50:55, and gibing stretched out for the
reach to the second mark. Columbia fol
lowed her around one minute twenty-five
seconds later, and, based on unofficial fig
ures, It seemed that she had gained nine
seconds on the first leg. Both swept away
on the starboard tack, Shamrock leading
by about a quarter to a third of a mile.
The official time of the turning of the
first mark was:
This showed that Columbia's gain was 23
seconds in the ten miles of close reaching
for the first leg.
On the Second Lpr.
Tre second leg of the race lost nothing
In exciting interest. The wind held strong
and true, and after rounding the mark
the racers maintained their terrific speed,
making no change in their sails. The ex
cursion fleet had a fight to keep up with
the race, being compelled to crowd on a
full head of steam to maintain a position
which would keep the flying yachts in
view. As in the first leg, it was mere
guesswork at first whether either boat
had gained or lost. When about half of
the second leg had been covered, it
seemed, however, as if the American boat
had managed to slightly crawl up on her
At any rate she was safely within her
time allowance and as they neared the
second mark it was evident that if she
was not gaining she was easily holding
Still scudding in the strong wind, the
big white racers fetched the second mark,
Shamrock rounding it first and with
flattening sheets she held toward the Jer
sey shore in the starboard tack for about
an eighth of a mile.
Columbia, however, luffed around the
mark and stood off on the port tack. As
soon as Columbia had rounded, Shamrock
also went on the port tack and in this
position the yachts stood nearly due north
for more than twenty minutes. It was
the first windward work of the race, and
the result of the contest depended upon
the respective merits of the two boats in
the thrash to windward toward the finish
At 1:06 both yachts went about on the
starboard tack . and stood for • the; Jersey
shore. The race ,was as ; close as ever.
Both yachts taken in their jib top
sails': before reaching the second mark,
prepatory to beating up the last llet under
the i three Jlower, sails and lower club top
sails. Working in the -wind Shamrock
'■. . . ,_.-.. ... . . . • . - - .r--".r n" ■! nHWI'I «T»HW WT'>ri'iT*lli nil
Second Actual Corrected
Mark. Finish. Time. Time.
12:46:39 2:15:05 3:13:18 3:13:86
12:45:51 2:16:23 3:16:10 3:16:10
was apparently footing very fast, but O»N
umbia seemed to outpoint her.
On the last L,ejj.
In the first half hour of sailing after the
second mark had been turned the Colum
bia had the race in hand on time allow
ance unless Shamrock did some unexpecfc-i
edly superior work.
: Nip and tuck for the next :
: twenty minutes or more until :
: 1:20, when both, boats went :
: about on the port tack and it :
: was seen that the defender had :
: crept up on her rival and taken :
: the lead. ;
-r • ••
She had outpointed Shamrock and se
cured a commanding position on the let
ter's port. All during this tack Captaia
Barr played his old game of continually
pinching into the wind. Shamrock's fail
ure to point as high was a surprise to the
experts, in view of the good qualities she
showed in this respect on Saturday last.
With the finish line about four miles
away at 1:40, the American boat had the
race well in hand and, barring accidents,
it seemd inevitable that she would more
than make up Shamrock's lead over the
line and get home ahead of her. But
even with Columbia's sudden spurt and
advantage, the race was still an excfting
one, and never for a moment did interest
flag as the two superb ships thrashed to
windward, the breeze to-day having for
gotten its inconstancy of previous race
days and holding true and strong. There
was no question of favoring slants or for
tunate flukes, for weather conditions wer»"
absolutely perfect from the moment the
starting gun was fired.
It blew as if made to order for :
: a fair test of the British and :
: American boats and through two :
: legs of reaching and thus far :
: in windward work on the home :
: stretch Columbia was showing :
: herself to be the superior. :
In the close reach to the first mark she
had gained, and on the broader reach to
the second mark, and when they began
the exciting beat home, she ate her way
into the wind in a manner that her rival
could not approach.
Both yachts held the port tack, heading
almost northward toward the Long Island
shore, and it looked as If they meant to
hold it until they were sure of fetching
the mark on the next tack. As they
worked up the wind the glimmering bronre
hull of the British boat was getting fur
ther and further to leeward and astern
and the American had a lead which hard
ly a fast steamboat could have cut down
in the short stretch of water which lay
between her and the finish. The excur
sion fleet at this time was strung out in
a long, scattering line to westward of
the course, and doing its best to keep up
with the racers. At 1:57 both yachta went
about on the starboard tack and headed
for the finish, Columbia having a saf*
lead of about a quarter of a mile. Th»
race was over then. Nothing could head
: With every inch of her beauti- :
: ful sails drawing the spray :
: wildly flying from under her :
: bow, the great white American :
: yacht raced across the line :
: nearly two minutes ahead of the :
: boat flying tbe shamrock. :
With the forty-three seconds which
Shamrock must allow' Columbia, the lat
ter wins by three minutes and thirty-fir*
seconds in the thirty-mile race.
Yachtsmen Encouraged by a Mas
New York, Oct. 3.—lt looked, early this
morning, as if Sir Thomas Lipton's wish
for a strong off-shore breeze and a
smooth sea has been granted, for at 8
o'clock a grand twenty-four knot breeze
was blowing straight out of the northwest
and the sea had decreased so that there
was scarcely any surf along the Jersey
shore. The sea was beautifully smooth,
there being scarcely more than a ripple
breaking on the shore while the vessels
out to sea stood steadily along with very
: The conditions of wind and wa- :
: ter, in short, were ideal and :
: promised a rare day's race be- :
: tween the two big yachts. :
Sir Thomas Upton was out early and
rubbed his hands with glee when he came
on deck of the Erin.
"This is what we want," he said. "If
it holds we will have a good. race. Sham
rock should do well to-day. True Mr.
Morgan says Columbia wants wind, but so
do we. If the breeze keeps on we will
have a fair test of the two boats," and at
that hour it looked as if the desire for
six laches of water on Shamrock's lee rail
was to be fulfilled. The captains and
crews of both yachts soon after 7 o'clock
were on board their respective boats. Co
lumbia's staysail and jib were sent up in
stop*, fifteen minutes later Shamrock's