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DEFENDER CAN SAIL
Outraced the Vigilant
in Her Maiden
Trip.
WON BY TWO MINUTES.
Evidently the New American
Champion Is Faster Than
the Old.
BOTH MAY BEAT VALKYRIE 111.
First of the Two Contests Arranged
by the New York Yacht Club
for a Cup.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20.— The Vigi
lant made a good showing to-day in her
first race against the Defender, and was
beaten on elapsed time only two minutes
ana forty-live seconds on a thirty-mile
run.
It is a practical victory for the Defender,
although it is possible that when both
yacht? have been measured the time allow
ance to the Vigilant may be sufficient to
wipe out the Defender's small advantage.
After the race to-day the officials would
not announce that either boat had won,
but contented themselves with saying that
the Defender outsailed the Vieilant on the
elapsed time. From the best unofficial
measurements so far obtainable, however,
it is ihoueht that the time allowance will
be between one and two minutes, so that,
in all probability, the Defender has put a
victory to her credit in her first race,
thou h by an exceedingly narrow margin.
The official measurements will probably
not be made public for some time, but the
judges may announce after Monday's race
which yacht is the winner.
While all the yachtsmen are congratu
lating each other that the new American
champion is apparently faster and better
than the old, they feel pride, too, in the
fact that the cup defender of 1892 is still in
racing form and able to give the Defender
so stiff an argument. Opinions were freely
expressed after the race that either boat
could beat Valkyrie 111 in anything like a
good sailing breeze. The full official time
wa?:
.Name.
I Start. { Finish. j E^
■ i
11:30
3:
i
Today's race was the first of two con
tests arranged by the New York Yacht
Club for a special $200 silver cup. The
course was outside Sandy Hook, where the
trial races and the great international con
test with the Valkyrie will take place. It
consisted of a beat of fifteen miles to
windward and a run home to the starting
point.
The second contest will take place on
Monday, beginning at 11 o'clock, over a
triangular course of ten-mile legs in order
that the qualities of the two yachts may
be tried under all the different racing con
ditions.
The Defender arrived at Bay Ridge last
nir tit and rode at anchor there until this
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Ij*lin, Latham M.
Fish, Woodbury Kane and Herbert C.
Leeds went aboard shortly after 7 o'clock.
Captain Haff and iiis men were already
there.
The tug Atwood soon had a line to the
racer and at 7:45 o'clock the start was
made for Sandy Hook with the fleet's
whistles blowing and cannons cracking.
All the way down the bay the big boat
was greeted with salutes from passing
steamers and excursion boats.
At 9 o'clock the Defender, after a short
wait in the lower bay in order to hoist her
mainsail, passed out to Sandy Hook on
her way to the lightship. The Vigilant
passed out half an hour later. She had
been anchored all night in the horseshoe
inside of Sandy Hook, and headed for the
starting point under her own sail. At
that time a light breeze was blowing fr.om
the southwest, which did little more than
. ripple the surface of the ocean. A thick
haze covered the water and obscured the
movements of the yachts except from close
at hand. The Vigilant proceeded slowly
toward the lightship, making several
changes in her sails, apparently for the
purpose of practicing the crew.
Eleven o'clock was the hour set for the
race. At that time the breeze had begun
to freshen and the haze was growing less.
The two yachts maneuvered about the
starting point for a few minutes. They
carried the same canvas, consisting of fore
staysail, jib, mainsail and club topsail.
Both boats had white bodies and their
crews were dressed in rigs of the same
color. To landsmen on excursion boats
the two contestants looked strikingly alike
and spectators were in some perplexity to
distinguish them as they passed back and
forth. The starting line was marked by
the Scotland lightship and the judges'
boat, ex-Commodore E. M. Brown's steam
j-acht Sylvia.
Shortly after 11 o'clock the Sylvia dis-
played signals announcing that the race
would be a beat to windward and back.
At 11:20 o'clock the first gun was fired.
The yachts had ten minutes in which to
get in positibn for the start, and promptly
at 11:30 the second gun was heard, leaving
two minutes' allowance for the yachts to
cross the line. Just as the gun spoke the
Defender and Vigilant broke out baby jib
topsails. Both yachts were well placed
and moving toward the line with all sail
diawing in the freshening breeze. The
Defender was in advance and a little
toward the windward. She crossed at
11:30:25, the Vigilant following at 11:30:50.
Both were on the port tack as they
crossed the line, but the Defender almost
immediately put about on the starboard
tack. For five minutes the yachts sailed
away from each other at an angle of 75 de
grees. At 11:45 the Vigilant went on to
the starboard tack, and almost at the same
moment the Defender shifted to the port
tack, and the two sailed toward each other.
Three minutes later they crossed, and
both went about almost simultaneously
and began to sail away from each other
again. A moment later the Defender again
tacked and headed up closer to the wind,
and the two yachti sUrted for a long beat
on the etarboard tack.
At this point it was evident that the
Defender had increased the lead she had at
the start. The breeze was still rather
lipht, but was freshening steadily. The,
Vigilant appeared to be sailing somewhat
closer to the wind than the Defender, but
the latter had a much better windward po
sition. On this tack the Defender gained
a little.
At 12:12 both yachts changed to the port
tack. The wind in the meantime had
been rising aud was now blowing a good
sailing breeze. Captain Haff decided to
take in the Defender's jib topsail, which
was drawing scarcely at all. There was
some trouble with the halyards and it took
several minutes to get in the sail. The
Defender, which had been half a mile
ahead, lost about a quarter of a mile owing
to this hitch. After the difficulty was
over the Defender footed just as fast with
out the sail as she did with it. Some of
the yachtsmen among the spectators as
serted that the Vigilant's jib topsail was
acting as a backsail and ought also to be
taken in, but Captain Barr clung to it for
some time longer and here again the De
fender drew away a little.
At 12:25 o'clock the Defender made a \
short tack to starboard, but in two minutes j
went about again. This maneuver looked
like an unsuccessful attempt to take the
Vigilant's wind. At 12:43 the Vigilant's
topsail was hauled in and both yachts
were again under the same canvas. A j
good stiff breeze was now blowing, and the '
Defender was about rive minutes in the
lead. She was gaining steadily and a bet
was made on one of the excursion boats
that she would win by forty minutes.
Earlier in the day there had been some
betting on the Defender at 100 to 40. At j
12:50 the Defender went on the starboard
tack and four minutes later the Vigilant
followed suit. In the stiffer breeze that
was now blowing the Defender failed to I
maintain the advantage she had shown {
earlier in the race. She heeled over rather I
more than the Vigilant, and the latter \
seemed to gain a little on the next two
tacks.
As the boats approached the stake at the
end of the 15-mile course the Defender was
leading by about three and a half minutes.
As the leader she was compelled to search
out the flag, which was not a very conspic
uous object, and in consequence Captain
Haff found it necessary to make a short
extra tack to round it. thereby allowing
the Vigilant to cut down the Defender's
lead a little. The Defender rounded at
1:35 and the Vigilant at 1:37. Both boats
were somewhat slow in changing their
sails for the run home before the wind.
The Defender was the quicker of the two
and gained by it. Her balloon jib topsail
was broken out at 1 :39 a«4 four minutes
later her spinnaker was set.
The Vigilant's spinnaker was set at the
same moment, and two minutes later she
broke her other balloon jib topsail. The
leeward run was a flying one for both
boats. They had their booms to starboard
and their spinnakers to port. The Defend
er's immense 150-foot boom and great
mainsail seemed to give her a lift to star
board, with her Bpinuaker cocked up at a
perceptible angle. The Vigilant flew on
on an even keel, with her sails wing and
wing. Neither could gain much advan
tage. The Vigilant held her own gallantly,
and the Defender could not increase her
lead perceptibly.
All the way down the 15»mile home
stretch the two yachts kept the same rela
tive positions. As they neared the finish
the speed at which they were going was
shown by the difficulty the Sylvia had in
getting ahead of the Defender. She had
followed the racers, and had to put on all
steam to reach her position opposite the
lightship and drop anchor a few moments
before the Defender crossed the line.
The Defender finished at 2:49:05 and the
Vigilant at 2:52:15. All the small craft
about the finish blew their whistles as the
yachts crossed, and the crowds on the ex
cursion-boats cheered both boats. The
Vigilant returned after the race to her
anchorage in the horseshoe, while the
Defender proceeded up the bay in tow of
a tug to City Island, where she dropped
anchor.
In general, it may be said that the De
fender easily ontfooted the Vigilant in the
lighter breeze which prevailed over the
first part of the course and more than held
her own throughout the entire beat to
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
windward, but in the free run home it was
about an even thing. The time shows
that the Defender gained only 45 seconds
in the 15 miles.
The interest that was shown in the day's
race was as great as has been manifested in
the trial races and the international con
tests themselves, although there was
nothing decisive in the race and the real
trial races remain to be sailed later on.
Crowds gathered at Atlantic Highlands,
Long Branch and the other watering
places along the Jersey coast to watch
the racers as they passed the several points.
The haze prevented the spectators from
getting more than a temporary glimpse of
the boats. The watchers at Asbury Park
were rewarded by seeing them round the
stalceboat, but in a moment they had dis
appeared in the mist again.
Those who went down from New York
and vicinity had an excellent opportunity
of viewing the race. The racers were fol
lowed over the course by a large fleet of
yachts, steamers, excursion-boats and small
craft of various sorts.
The United Press reported the race from
a special tug, which followed the yachts,
and from which homing pigeons were re
leased every few minutes. The birds flew
to their cote at Seabright, on the Jersey
coast, opposite the course, and an operator
and a special telegraph wire transmitted
their messages to New York. In addition
to this bulletins of the progress of the
yachts were sent by observers at Sandy
Hook, Long Branch, Asbury Park, and on
THE DEFENDER.
the south tower of the Twin lighthouse at
Navesink Highlands an observer was sta
tioned with a powerful Lembbe telescope
with a 4-inch lens. He had an operator
ana a special wire to New York at his
elbow.
The time of the start and the positions
of the yachts during the run home and
the finish were flashed over the wire to the
press of two continents.
JEWELRY IN THE BOOK
By an Accident a Scheme to
Evade Paying Duty Was
Discovered.
Within an Innocent Looking Vol
ume Were Five Pearl and Sil
ver Necklaces.
CHICAGO, 111., July 20.— The scheme
of a Chicago man now traveling in Europo
to defraud the Custom-hcuse out of duties
was a novel one and came very near being
successful. It failed, and the Custom
house people are holding five pearl and
THE VIGILANT.
silver necklaces for the payment of duties
To-day a book, securely wrapped, was
received at Postoffice Station H addressed
to F. E. O'Brien, 537 West Twelfth street.
The book was mailed in Italy and carried
sufficient stamps. An examination was
made to see if it was subject to duty.
It was found to be a novel, "The Two
Circuits," and bore the stamp of Mrs.
Haines' circulating library on West Madi
son street. The postofflce people regarded
it as a book that had been unintentionally
taken to Europe and was being returned.
While handling the volume it fell out of
the clerk's hands and the fastenings were
broken. Picking it up live pearl and silver
necklaces tumbled out. The inside of the
book had been nearly cut out, leaving a
margin of half an inch of the pages, and
in a soft bed of cotton the necklaces had
been placed. The jewelry was turned over
to the Custom-house.
Portland Defeat* Taeoma.
TACOMA, Wash., July 20.— 1n the Pa
cific Northwest Amateur League baseball
game here to-day the Portland A. A. C.
team defeated the Portland A. C. team by
a score of 11 to 7.
COURTNEY, THE COACH
Return of the Cornell
Instructor From
England.
TRUE STORY OF DEFEAT.
By Catching a Crab Fennel I
Caused the Defeat of
the Crew.
ROWERB TREATED ROYALLY.
But the Criticism of the British
Press Was U nfalr In the
Extreme.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20.— Charles
E. Courtney, the coach of the Cornell
crew, arrived at quarantine this morning
on the steamer New York and was in
tervieed by The United Press representa
tive. The famous Cornell sport, notwith
standing a slight attack of mal de mer,
said he had enjoyed the trip immensely
and was awfully glad to get back to New
York. England, he said, was very nice,
but tr.e United States was s;ood enough for
him. Commencing a long conversation
with The United Press reporter Courtney
said:
"I wish to preface my remarks with this
statement : I Lave absolutely no excuse to
offer for the defeat of the Cornell crew.
Fennell 'caught a crab,' or as I put it,
'went fishing on his own hook.' Why he
did it I of course don't know, but I do
know that he had no business to do so and
that his mistake or accident cost us the
race. With regard to the treatment we
received from the people at Henley of all
classes nothing could be finer. It was
simply splendid, but we were shamefully
treated by the English press."
Courtney then commenced at the first
day's racing and the Leander nasco. As
he was ill in bed from Friday evening until
the afternoon of ths Tuesday when Cornell
was beaten by Trinity Hall, he, of course,
could not give the particulars of the actual
racing, but a friend of Mr. Courtney, who
was on the umpire's boat, gave the exact
description as follows: "Colonel Willan,
the umpire, addressed the crews. 'Now,
gentlemen, I will start you this way: I
will ask, "Are you ready?" If I hear no
negative I shall ?ay "Go." Jfow, then, get
ready. Are you ready ? Go.'
"Leander took two strokes and then
three negatives went up from two voices
on their boat. One man said 'no' and a
second said 'no.' Colson, the Cornell
cockswain, turned to see where the Leanders
were and Colonel Willan waved him on,
and on they went."
Courtney «aid he did not see how the
crew under the English racing laws and
tinder Colonel Willan's instructions could
have done otherwise than they did, and
that the best class of rowing men agreed
that their action in the matter was the
only course open to eight intelligent men
rowing a race under certain conditions ab
solutely laid dowif. Mr. Layman, coach
of the Leander crew, said he was disgusted
with the wav they (the Leanders) had
acted, and told Kent,- the stroke of the
boat, that with his experience and knowl
edge of rules he should Certainly have gone
on. Pittman of the new college Oxford
crew said that the Leanders acted like a
lot of babies.
The United Press representative then
read extracts from the Chicago Associated
Press story in the New York World of
Thursday, July 11, the morning after the
race, in which four or five of the Cornell
crew are reported as fainting in groups,
groping blindly for their oars, going to
pieces one after the other, ready to faint,
at intervals getting rattled like schoolboys.
Fennell was represented as suffering
from valvular affection of the heart, which
caused a big lump on his left side, and to
have been in a dead faint at the bottom of
the boat when the crew struggled past the
judge's boat, and Trinjty Hall is reported
as having leads varying from a half length
to seven or eight lengths passing the mile
post. Courtney was completely thunder
struck at these statements and for a
moment could scarcely control his indig
nation.
"It is a false and malicious lie. There is
not a vestige of truth from beginning to
end in it with the exception of the crab
caught by Fennell, and I cannot under
stand how anybody could have made such
a report. As I said before, I was unable to
see the race, but I am able to give you the
description as given to me by eyewitnesses
and by Colson, the coxswain, and by other
members ol the crew.
"We had the Berks side of the course,
which is admitted to be a disadvantage of
at least three lengths in comparison with
the Bucks shore, and got off a little faster
than the Trinity Hall. At the top of Re
menham Island we led by a man and con
tinued to go ahead until we led by half a
length at Fawley Court.
"At the three-quarter mile mark the
Cambridge crew gained about a quarter of
a length, and coming up to the mile we
were on even terms. At the mile the Trin
ity Hall boat had her nose in front, dtnd
then Fannell caught a crab, the others
stopped, and Trinity Hall went ahead and
won. Fannell bruised his groin badly
with one oar, and though able to pull well
enough could not recover without pain.
At no time did Fannell faint, eitner dur
ing or after the race. Not another man in
the crew met with any kind of accident or
collapse, and the whole story is a fake.
Why, Colston told me that if Fennell had
not caught that crab they would have won
hands down.
"As for Freeborn, Hall, Spillman and
Louis they were the mainstays of the boat
and pulled as strong an oar at the mile as
they ever pulled. Hager, Dyer and Fen
nell suffered from diarrhea caused by the
change of water for some days before the
race, but I took the boys' word for it that
they were in condition to row, and so they
were, and if Fennell had not gone crab
fishing we would have won. Fennell
suffered quite a good deal and had a doctor
for three days after, but he was never in a
serious condition and he left for LonJoi.
with Bpillman the day I started for South
ampton. This is the simple story and any
other is a lie."
The continual harping on the fast stroke
of the American tends to make Courtney
very tired of cranks who seem to use the
idea as a kind of sign manual of their ex
pert knowledge.
He says that Cornell was not in it for
fast rowing with New College, Oxford, or
the Dutch crew at Henley, and that in the
trial of one mile and five hundred and fifty
yards between Cornell and Leander the
former only rowed seven strokes more
than their opponents for the whole dis
tance.
In conclusion Courtney said, "Our treat
ment by Oxford and Cambridee men could
not be excelled in any way, and every
courtesy that could be shown was given us
both by them and the people of Henley,
and though I suffered the first defeat in
my thirteen years with Cornell crews, I
will always regard my first visit to Eng
land with feelings of intense gratification."
The Cornell crew will return on the
American liner St. Louis, leaving South
ampton on the 27th inst.
Dissension is a I j- ar is a.
Trouble in Toledo Over the HiamiMtal of
a Teacher.
TOLEDO, Ohio, July 20.— Serious dis
sensions very similar in character to the
troubles that prevailed in the Polish Cath
olic congregation in Omaha, Cleveland and
Chicago recently bid fair to disrupt the
parish of St. Hedwig in this city. They
are the outcome of the discharge by the
pastor. Rev. S. J. Wieczorek, of the parish
schoolteacher. The indiscreet friends of
the latter attempted to commit an assault,
it is alleged, on the priest, and one of them
narrowly escaped being shot by Father
Wieczorek.
Half of the congregation has taken up the
cudgel in behalf of the deposed teacher,
and, spurred on by the Kurjer, a Polish
paper, threaten to exterminate the priest
and all those opposed to the teacher's in
cumbency. The police, fearing a repetition
of the bloody riots of 1886, have taken
action, but it is a question whether or not
they will be able to curb the fiery sons of
Kosciusko.
A letter, said to have been written by
Rev. Wieczorek, threatening the malcon
tents with summary vengeance, has only
added fuel to the name. Bishop Horst
nian has been appealed to to remove
Wieczorek, but it is said he has taken no
action.
WITH SUNRISE PRAYER
Opening of the Convention of
the Young Baptists of
America.
Prominent Clergymen Participate
In the Interesting Order of
Exercises.
BALTIMORE, Md., July 20.— The third
day of the convention of the Baptist
Young People of America began with sun
rise prayer-meetings in several Baptist
churches at half-past 6 this morning. They
were conducted by prominent out-of-town
clerymen, and the attention of the dele
gates to devotional exercises at the tent at
9:80 o'clock attracted about 7000 persons.
The heat was intense in the inclosure.
Rev. B. D. Gray of Birmingham, Ala.,
conducted the opening services. Rev. H.
W. Reed of the executive committee made
a report from the committee on miscel
laneous business, in which he announced
the decision of the board of managers,
reached late last night, which gives to Mil
waukee, Wis., next year's annual conven
tion and to Brooklyn, N. V., the conven
tion of 1897. This is the first year that the
board of managers has been called upon to
decide where the convention shall be held
two years hence. This was the result of a
keen appreciation of the fact that one
year's notice would scarcely give the local
committee time to make adequate prepa
rations now that the union has grown to
such a size.
Mr. Reed also stated that hereafter ap
plications for convention privileges must
be nl«*d in writing with the board of man
agers, and that the wire-pulling and
button-holing, so conspicuous in the con
test just decided, would not be tolerated in
the future.
The awarding of the convention to Mil
waukee and Brooklyn was with the pro
viso that if the traffic associations do not
make favorable rates for the delegates by
the Ist of October the executive committee
of the union shall have the power to
change the meeting place of the conven
tion.
On the Diamond.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 20.-First
game:
B. B.H. X.
Ivouisvllles 6 11 S
New Yorks 7 7 4
Batteries— Weyhlng and Warner, Meekln and
Farrell. Umpire— O^Day.
Second game :
K. B.H. K.
Lonlsvllles. 5 8 2
NewYorks 16 4
Batteries— Cunningham and Spies, German and
Wilson. Umpire— O'Day.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 20.
B. B.H. X.
St. Louis 6 7 2
Washingtons 2 6 2
Batteries— Breitensteln and Miller, Anderson and
McGuire. Umpire— Murray.
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 20.
B. B.H. X.
Pittsbunrs....'. 12 11 1
Phlladelphlas 6 11 2
Batteries— Hawley and Jlerrltt, Grim and Grady.
Umpirp— McDonald.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 20.
R. B.R. X.
Clevelands 2 9 1
Brooklyns 14 1
Batteries— Young and Zimmer, Gumbert and
Grim. Umpire— Keefe.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 20.
B. F.IT. E.
Cincinnati* 11 13 4
Baltlmores 5 12 0
Batteries— Rhlnes and Murphy; Clarkson, Pond,
Esper and Clark. Umpire— Emslie.
CHICAGO, 111., July 20.
B. B.H. X.
Chicagos 12 16 6
Bostons 15 16 6
Batteries— Griffith and Kittredge, Stivetts and
Ganzel. Umpires— Jevne and Galvin.
Coach Courtney Heturng.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20.— Charles
E. Courtney, the coach of the Cornell
crew, arrived at quarantine this morn-ing,
and was interviewed by The United Press
representative. The famous Cornell ex
pert, notwithstanding a slight attack of
mal-de-mer, said he enjoyed the trip im
mensely, but was awfully glad to get back
to New" York. England, he said, was very
nice, but the United States was good
enough for him. Mr. Courtney will leave
for Ithaca to-night.
Californiaits in Hew York.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20. -The trial brush
between the Defender and Vigilant dominated
everything in the neighborhood of the me
tropolis to-day, and Commodore Harry M. Gil
lig ran down from Larchmont on the Ramona
for the occasion with a party that included a
number of Californians. Commodore Gillig
has proved a very popular flag officer for the
Larchmont Club. He has entertained exten
sively, and the annnal cruise of the squadron
was brought to a close Friday night in a verit
able blaze of glory, in the shape of a general
illumination of the fleet, an idea that origina
ted with Mr. Gillig. In addition to the display
on the yachts, hundreds of lights in the club
colors were set afloat in the water with pecu
liarly weird and beautiful effect. D. O. Mills
has been at Newport during the week, toe
guest of S. F. Barger and James V. Parker.
Richard T. Dounsbery has gone to his country
place near Bedford Park, Westchester County.
Edwin Star Belknap, th~ iramatic reader, is
spending his mmmcr a' Ashley Falls, Mass.
Jack CTabtrea is installed for the season at the
"Lotta" cottage, Lake Hopatcong, N. J., and
Edward W. Townsend, whose "Maior Max"
stories first saw the light in The Call, has
.gone with Mrs. Townsend to Aurora, N. V., for
the summer. Mrs. Julia Beck of Poughkeepsie
and William Babcock, the San Francisco ship
owner, were married to-day at the country
residence of Henry May, Mrs. Beck's father, at
New London. John Casserly of San Francisco
was one of the guests. W. P. Galvln and J.
Purdy, of Los Angeles, are at Long Branch.
The arrivals from San Francisco at New York
hotels to-day include W. E. Frank, W. M Ab
bott and A. H. Crocker, at Belvidere; M. P.
Boss, at Holland, and S. Barlver and G. G. Mc-
Elfrtah, at Grand Union.
CAME OVER AS A MAN.
Flight of a Russian to
Escape a Brutal
Husband.
IN A CLEVER DISGUISE.
Identity of the Passenger Dis
covered by the Doctor
Upon Arrival.
HOWARD GOULD ALSO RETURNED
And So Did Marshall Wilder With a
Brand New Joke, Don't
You Know.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20.— The
American liner New York arrived to-day
with 423 passengers in her saloon and 35S
in her steerage. Like the Irish railroad
guard "who had a passenger aboard that
he left behind," Purser Jones had "a man
aboard who was a woman." He, or rather
she, was Mrs. Hannah Nystrom, a Russian
Finn, and she occupied a berth in the
steerage in the section set apart for men.
Mrs. Nystrom boarded the New York at
Southampton. She was clad in the heavy,
high-top boots generally worn by her
countrymen, which were creased and lay
in folds over the instep and ankle, a long
frock coat, a thick double-breasted vest, a
bright-hued neckherchief, knotted twice
under her chin, and cap of the most pro
nounced Russian vintage. Rather above
than under the average height, and with
hair just long enough to coat the collar of
her surtout with a layer of pomatum
made of sheep tallow and scented with
bergamot oil, she passed easily for what
she professed to be — a young Russian
immigrant.
Her identity was not discovered until
she was marshaled with the others before
the ship's doctor for vaccination. When
ordered to bare her right arm for the sur
geon's lancet she refused, and in the dis
cussion that followed her sex was revealed.
Breaking through the line that came across
the passageway separating the doctor's
quarters from the section set apart for the
unmarried males she attempted to climb
over the railing of the bridge leading to
the forecastle. She not only ran like a
woman, but her climb was feminine.
The good-looking young woman was a
wife and mother, who, according to her
statement to Captain Jansen, adopted the
disguise to escape from a cruel husband.
Mrs. Nystrom was sent to the unmarried
women's station and will be allowed to
land as soon as she has provided herself
with an outfit becoming her sex.
Among others on the New York was
Howard Gould, who returns from a trip
abroad, where he has raced his big single
sticker Niagara against the yachts of
royalty and titled personages. He was
met by his steam yacht, The Neaira, at the
pier, and taken at once to Ardsley, his
country seat at Irvington.
Marshall Wilder hung over the port rails
on the promenade-deck as the New York
swung into her dock, in the same attitude
and about the same as he was last seen on
the Paris when that vessel left for Europe
on May 29, and only left his perch when
the vessel was made fast to shake hands
with A. A. Andruss, the actor, and to say,
"I've got a new one, Bert. It's a button
starter. I told it to Albert Edward, you
know, the Prince of Wales, and he's laugh
ing yet."
BOISE MURDER MYSTERY.
Matt Crump Confessed That
He Falsely Accused Mrs.
Ronan.
The Woman Was Discharged and the
Witness Held to Answer for
the Crime.
BOISE, Idaho, July 20.— The preliminary
hearing of Mrs. Ronan, charged with the
murder of her husband, Thomas Ronan,
near Payette, on May 13 last, took place at
Caldwell to-day.
Matt Crump, the hired man at the
Ronan ranch at the time of the murder,
who made a statement while confined in
the Payette jail to the effect that he saw
Mrs. Ronan on the nieht of the murder
strike her husband on the head with an
ax, killing him, broke completely down
under the cross-examination of the de
fense and confessed that every word in the
statement was untrue. He then claimed
the statement was made under duress,
Charles Eldredge, the guard at the jail,
threatening to kill him if he would not
make the statement.
After considerable persuasion and
threats he finally yielded and signed the
statement, on the strength of which Mrs.
Ronan was accused of the foul deed. In
his alleged confession he said he was only
twenty -five feet from the scene at the time
of the murder. In the hearing to-day it
was shown that he stopped at the house of
Russell Smith, a farmer, several miles
away.
Immediately at the conclusion of the
testimony Mrs. Ronan was discharged on
motion of the prosecution, and Crump was
charged with the murder of Ronan.
The case has attracted wide attention
throughout the State and officers have
been scouring the country in search of the
murderer, for whom $1000 reward is offered.
Flayed Ball on Sunday.
CHICAGO, 111.. July 20.— Justice Ball
this morning rendered a decision in the
case of the Civic Federation vs. the Chicago
Baseball Club. The case was tried two
weeks ago. He fined Captain Anson and
his players $3 each and costs for playing
ball on Sunday.
I HAVE PURCHASED THE ENTIRE INTER-
egt of MR. PAUL OESTING, in the formerfirm
of JOY & OESTXNG, Mr. Oesting retiring. The
firm name hereafter will be EDWIN W. JOY.
BALDWIN PHARMACY,
Corner Market and Powell Sts.,
SAN 1 KAM IStO.
NEW TO-PAY.
A tittle List
of Little Prices
I Writing Paper 5c to 25c per quire;
I Writing Tablets 5c to 35c each;
Papeteries 10c to ■ 75c per. box;
- : Playing Cards 10c to 75c per pack
Lead Pencils 10c to 75c per dozen ;
Blank Books 15c to $1 00 per 100
pages ; Envelopes $1 00 to $2 50
per 1000 ; Tissue Paper 5c to 300
.. per roll Tooth Brushes 5c to
i 40c each ; Clothes Brushes 2sc
• to $2 50 each ; '- Hair Brushes
25c to $4 25 each ; Combs 100
; to 60c each; Hat Brushes
■; 40c to $100 each; Cabinet
*j Frames 10c to $5 00 each;
f! Hand Glasses 25c to $500
: each; Ladies' Purses 25c, to
\ $15 each; Gentlemen's Purses
H 5c to $2 75 each. We do not
H keep everything, but in the lines
- H of Picture Frames.Artists' Mate-
B rials and Stationery, we have the
H greatest assortment to be found
M anywhere. The prices and quality
N are guaranteed to be the lowest and
I best in the city.
SANBORN,
VAIL & CO.,
741-743-745 Market St.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO,
1 STAMPED ON A SHOE
MEANS STANDARD OP MERIT. >;' J
fißn 1 *■»
OJbi \\jj\\
Tearing-down Sale
SALE NOW GOING ON I .
The erection of a new building at Third
and • Market streets by Clans ; Spreckels
will necessitate our moving, as the store
occupied by us will be torn down.
The tenants In the other building have already
vacated, but final arrangements, however, for. the
sale of our store have not yet been completed, and
-we will therefore continue our • Monster Clearance
Sale for the next couple of weeKs. 1 ; ,- ■■;
A reputation for square dealing certainly counts
for . something, for here we are crowded to the
doors with customers when our competitors ant
complaining of hard times.' We advertise that we
are selling shoes cheaper than ever, and a visit to
our , store will prove it. The different' schools will
open shortly, and now is the time for parents to
buy shoes cheap. We have them for Boys and Girls,
and In all qualities and at all prices. Don't go else-
where and buy poor- wearing; shoddy shoes because
they are cheap, but come to us and buy tasty,
neat-fitting shoes that cad be guaranteed to wear.
The following are a few of our prices:
A Neat-fitting, Durable DONGOLA KID ,* i
< BUTTON SHOE, with patent-leather QKO
tips and spring heels, sizes 8 to 10%. . OO
The above in large sizes between 11 and <£> l .00
2.V.. .......:.. ;..•.-.■ <D±— .
A- Solid-wearing GRAIN LEATHER
BUTTON SHOE, with leather tips,
- double soles and spring heels, sizes Sfflil .00
to 101-2 ...... ...... ...'.:............. .;.:«}d1--
The above in large sizes between 11 and 2 cj> "I .25
«Jpl —
Genuine KANGAROO CALF BUTTON
SHOES, with tips and spring heels, <2*~\ .25
guaranteed to wear, sizes Bto lOV2 yd -L —
The above in large sizes between 11 and 2 © 1 .50
...........;..... «2)l_
¥* v% Ci flfl
Youths' SOLID BUTTON OR LACE flg I .09
SHOES, sizes 11 to 2................... tJD_L — .
Boys' SOLID BUTTON or LACE SHOES, ffl»l .25
sizes 2Va to 5%. .....:............. «JpX—
At jV Kl |;>-^&^^p^^^^p%^ , •
iWe are making a special drive of a Ladles' - Fin« '
Dongola Kid Southern lie, with black cloth top*,
pointed toes, patent leather tips and hand-turned"
soles, for . ' ■
■■ ■ ■ SI.BO " '
That cannot be bought in any store in this city for
less than $ 2 or $2 60. : These Southern Ties art
being sold below cost. . • : . » ,
jJGSTCountry orders solicited.
*3""Send for New Illustrated Catalogue. ' '
Address ■
,B. KATCHINSKI,
10 Third Street, San Francisco.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO.
INDORSED BY ALL THE LEADING
PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS!
FREDRICK'S SANITARY
TOOTH BRUSH
■ With Tongue-Cleaner Attachment .
DON'T GO AROUND WITH A BAD TASTE
XJ in your mouth or coated tongue. : A preventive
against throat diseases. Mailed to any address on
receipt of > ■ '.: ■
8O CENTS.
WILL & FINGK CO.,
818-820 Market St.
TO BE REMOVED.
TDTJILDING ON LOT . 75x70 FEET, SOUTH-
O west corner Third and Market sts. Sealed bids
received by ;• • •- -^. . -
Q. H. UMBSEN&CO.,
14 Montgomery Street.
COAL! COAL !
Wellington ............... $10 00 .....
Southfleld .•...........:...:.... 950 . -.-..•..
Genuine Coos 8ay..;..;..... 7 00— Half ton S5O
Seattle ....:. :.r::. ....;. 8 50— Half ton 4 25 :
Black Diamond ... . . ........ 8 50— Half ton ' 425 ■
Seven Sacks of Redwood, $1,00.
KNICKERBOCKER COAL CO.,
;';e»8 Howard Street, Near First. •
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