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THE GREAT YACHT RACE.
ew York, Oct 9. Flashing in the sunlight and dashing over the seas, the great Vigilant to-dny won the second of the scries of races for the America cap. It was a great and glorious victory and whan the race wns finished there was no shadow npon the wavos of an immediate parting between America and the American onp. Prom start to finish, in her own wind, and in the sort of sen. which she ought to love, the Valkyrie was so badly beaten by j the gront boat from Bristol that I it occasioned a feeling of sorrow, almost, among American yachts men that the boat of. Lord Dun raven should have come so far and have fared so poorly. It was a defeat such as has seldom been seen in an inter national race, and it was the defeat of a boat which came over with a record and reputation such as no other boat sent after tho trophy won in 1851 has had. It was a victory as complete and as decisive as could possibly be won. There wore no flukes or flaws of the wind, no bother ing excursion boats and no acci dents of any kind. On evory point of sailing tho Vigilant proved horsolf to bo the bettor boal, and when she proved hersolf a bolter boat than tho Valkyrie sho proved hersolf to be tho fleetest boat that was ever launched. Tho best boats of England havo been defeated by tho Val kyrie, and whero in tho world, outside of America, can a j-acht be found to sail successfully against tho best of tho Royal squadron? But, to-day, when with all her sails drawiug, with her powerfull hull conquering and overcoming tho waters until they woro her slaves, and overy wnvo that rolled only served to boar hor onward, tho groat white sloop swept across tho finish lino whilo tho 'Valkyrie was hull down astern. Tho raco of Saturday dispelled tho fears that American yachts men havo had for tho pro wess of tho British boat. The raco. to-day sottled tho matter, and tho only thing that Amer ican yachtsinon complain of is heir own foolishness in being scared by tho Valkyrie. But that is an old story. Thero is not a yacht which has como a-seokiug for tho Amorica's cup but what yachtmeu havo had certain foars here. They havo seen her Rood points where others havo not, and it is one of tho first qualities of the yachtsman as well as of the soldier not to andervsluo thu strength of a adversary. But all the waves that roll on Sandy Hook, and all the winds that blow from tho fruitless Seltk of the sea sang to-night the story of the glory of the vic torious Vigilant Deep as the waves that roll was the meaning of ker victory, and far as tho breeae cah bear it will spretd her feme. 8fe is the Vigilant, a ad ftkrwil vigilance is the erica of liberty. Xmio Uhi raoraifeg sea, a ad adr a sky which gave promise fan iBereasiRg wind, ihe two c&sMpioae o Ue two great si ari t aarkme of Uw world were td eat byod ike cka&aeis and shoals of the lower bay to Sandy Hook lightship. A great fleet came down after them, excursion boats and tugs and vachis. and the flagship May was thero ready to give the i preparatory and starting signals, i and to hike the official time of the yachts. The wind was blowing a fair Sailing breeze from southwest to south, and rather a heavy swell was" running in from a direction somewhat more to tho eastward, which was broken on its surface by the wind. The two yachts sailed about watching each other carefully, tho Valkyrie keeping closer to the starting lino as she run than the Vigilant, and both boats having up their jibs only for headsail. The wind was increasing and they both had up their inter mediate club topsails. 2sot their largest ones, for no one new how hard it was going to blow, and both boats wanted to hold on to the club topsails as long as they could. Tho May hoisted signals show ing the course, and ten minutes before tho starting time, 11:23, fired the preparatory gun. The signals showed that the face was to be sailed over a triangular courso and the first leg was to bo southwest bv southwest bv south , tho second east one-half south and the third northwest, one-half west. This was intended to give ten miles of windward work, ten of reaching and ten of running, but as is usual in sailing a triangular courso it did not do so, for the second and third legs were both reaches Tho wind had probably hauled a little more to the westward, or tho compasses woro not accurate "When the starting signal was given at 11:25, tho two yachts were close together, neither of ,.thom having got far away from the other. In all their sailing about wait ing for tho signal the Valkyrie was,a little elbsor to the line, but ja Vigilant was to tho windward. y both had set their jibs, and atOheir sails were drawing. Tho lV 1 T if 1 iwo ooais raaae ior tue lino on a starboard tack, tho Valkyrie go ing faster than the Vigilant. The Valkyrie passed over first. The Vigilant was two seconds behind hor. The sails of both boats were drawing for every pound they were worth, arid it was hard to say which suit of sails set best. At first it seemed as if those of the Valkyrie were doing better work, but as one gazed it could bo soon that it was not so and the sails of the American boat were drawing better. The Vulkyrio gained. Thero was nodoubt of it. She seemed to have the speed of all the winds in her and taking the seas on her fall bows, she went down toward the dim outlines of tho Jersey coast It looked bad for tho Yankvc boat, but it was not. As tho Valkyrie began to draw ahead new speed seemed to come into the Vigilant and rushing forward she overhaaled her. Both set their small jib top sails, the Vigilant doing it first, and, their speed increased. The wind in tho soantisae was fresfceaikg. The Vigilant came oa ike port Sake a& the Valkyrie followed. It was evident now tkat ike American boat was ahead and every minute increas- t ed her speed. j They came on the starboard tack again at nearly the same time. Xow the gain of the Vigi- lant was more thau ever pereepti- j ble. She seemed to be leaving ' her antagonist behind in a man- j ner which left little doubt as to ! the result of the race. i The Valkyrie saw it and split I tacks w.ih tho Vigilant Coins and then came on the stuiboard tack. They wero approaching the j mark now, and all the time the Vigilant had been eating ont io windward of tho Valkyrie. The Valkyrie was sailing as close to the wind as she could, but tho Vigilant held the wind ward' position better than her antagonist. So they sprang to ward the first mark and everv minuto increased the lead of the Vigilant. "When the American boat rounded the race was already won and the Valkyrie was as lonoly and forsaken as were under similar circumstances and in like weather the yachts that last summer contended against tho Vigilant in tho races oft New port. The Vigilant rounded the first mark -L minutes and 45 seconds ahead. Tho wind was blowiusr fifteen miles an hour and steadily increasing. Thero was a great gap of sun-lit and wind-tossed waters between the two boats, for theValkyrio had been badly beaten in windward work, and tho America cup was safe. Tho race was won, and every minuto only sorved to increase the victory of tho Vigilant. After rounding tho first mark the yachts took in their baby jip-topsails and set bigger ones. They were nQt fujl-grown bal loons, but wero big ones. The Vigilant eased her sheets and went swift as greyhounds run when tho leash is slipped. Tho Valkyrio was sailed closer and lost steadily all tho time. Tho seas were rnftled and sparkling and dancing, and far away before tho British cham pion plunged the white sloop of America. The Vigilant was so far ahead before one-half of tho distance from tho first to tho second mark was covered that all the fleet of boats of ob servation had left the Valkyrio and wore jingling up their bell to catch the Vigilnnt Tho Vigilant took in hor big jib topsail and set a smaller one. The Valkyrie did tho same. As tho second mark was reached tho jib topsail of tho Vigilant came in. She had on a balloon staysail. Sho rounded the se cond mark jibing her boom over to port and stretched away for the finish, going as never boat under similar conditions of wind and weather went before. Under her bows whito foam was shining in tho sunlight, and clean against the sky her sails of beauty rose. Thero was swift ness, power and victory in every curve of sail and every line of kali. Slowly, and as il .it mattered litilo how long she was about it, ska Tan np her baby jib top-1 sail and then broke it ont. j In the meantime, far, far: as tars, the lovely Valkyrie, with. 1 (Conti&aed on fourth page.) COSSTANT USE OF 5CH0GHERS Assfe 0$8iaiil fer AIL ! Chving to our constantly increasing Uasmess nad the great demnnd of an appreciating community, wo have con cluded io oflor an opportunity to all parntfts.'savini; capital. Our LIXE of SCHOOLERS may be seen gli'dinger ihe BAR filled to their utmost carrying . capacity with clear, cool and invigorating ! rntg$ ! um BEER Export j At the "Anchor Saloon." To accommodate our Vast Fleet of Schooners, wo have built, a fine largo Refrigerator regardless of cost. 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