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fct'V t 'N THE WORLD; MONDAY EVENING, JULY 22. 1895.
!,r tciiin'Ml as the atoed out toward! - tha Lightship, under full salt, ths spec " taols was as Inspiring on. Bhs had already distanced all the smallsr craft and was footing- alone, all alons In her , glory. Defender, meanwhile, had taken In her jib topaatl and had hoisted her club topsail. Bh wai yet a Ions dls , tance' above the Hook Mot long" after tht the wind aeetned to alacken up a bit and enow eigne of Uncertainty. The direction wa the lame, but the rate had fallen to ten miles an hour. The weather sharp, however, did not lose courage, but felt sure that there would be a plentiful supply before coon. At tea din Fleet Gather.. Bteam yachts, tugs and sailing craft bad already begun to gather In the Vicinity of Scotland Lightship and far up the bay, where the haze seemed to be the thickest. An array of white rails could be seen, all pointing down the harbor and Indicating that the proecs alon from the city and Bay Uld.-s hud already begun. The falling wind caused Vlgllatit's peed to slacken very perceptlbl, and shortly afterwards Defender, still In tow of tha Atwood, passed about two miles off the point and was the first to reach the vicinity of the Lightship. About a mile above the start she cast off the tow and stood In towards the shore under her mainsail, small Jib and dub-topsail. Thn It was that the change that hart been made In the big topsail bocume apparent. It had been reduced In size and resembled more ;" closely that of Vigilant. ' The two big single-stickers manoeu- 1 1 rcd about to the north of the light- 'f ship, tucking this way and that, and t' 'j frequently pursing close to encli other. a, llie flagship Bylvla, which hud reached s u the Scotland Lightship by this time, 4 hove to Just above the starting point, and Vigilant came up ulont,slde and lay , ! to for seveial minutes. Cr 1 lnllant'. tails liuiirovrd. ! It Is to be noted that the new sails of ' ' the centrebourder seemed to fit her to , perfection and they loomed up white us K, fg snow In the sunl'ght. This made It Si easier to distinguish her from her rival, t? for In general appearance the new outllt f, was almost un exact counterpart of De- A fender's. The mainsail and topsail were r j' both ntw, but the heud sails wtie the 8 j same as In Saturda) 's race ; i While tha yachts wero circling about '- f the flagship se-ve-ial ocean steamers on ft J their way into peit, one of them u big 3 ( ,r transatlantic Unci, passed the Scotland f! .i Lightship. They slackeucd their spied Jj j FV as they approached the licet of white 5," wings and one of them came almost to - " a standstill. ; , J At 10.30 the wind wss very light and tRl the sea was almost as smooth ne a J'Ki mill pond. The big sloops were still ?,'wk awlnglng lazily about and their move- ; menta seemed to be almost sluggish. iL Talk of a drifting match began to be B beard, and the bright prospects of the vjR aarly morning seemed to bo fading. ifjp Vigilant took a 'long reach towards 'IK Bandy Hook, and as she footed slowly l along It was suggested that perhapj she "iE might be going home, disgusted with B0K the weather. Defender had luffed up In IRE' the wind, and was motionless near the fit; Lightship, while the Sylvia was lying jjjy about a quarter of a mile below. jSp No signals ai to the course to be ' tailed had yet been shown. K WaltlnK for the Signal. Btjr At 10.40 Vigilant had turned about and BfflK was back again near the stake boat BBjl and .close to Defender, which tacked BK' about. Both yachts continued this man- PK'. oeuvrlng and hovered about near the 99 lne. hLv A dozen tugboats were scooting about 9Y near them and they were evidently SIX waiting for signals from the Sylvia. 9fv The fleet of vetsels at the starting Tfe point was then much smaller than on 9HV Saturday. 99p Just before 11 o'clock Vigilant hove ' BK. away to the northward of the lightship ' 99l' and, after a reach of nearly half a mile, 99?t turned and came bnck on port tuck 9L-st Defender, on starboard tack, stood 'ft 9aS In the opposite direction and round -d PHf the Sylvia to the south or the line. PPJfe. Then she came up Into position again 99F, behind .the lire. Vigilant hail already 99j ecufert"a favorable' position. 9KV Apparently somo consultation had PPJn taken place aboard the fligshlp among 9Rf the committee for the hour fixed for 9K the start had passed without any sig- 9B? nal having yet been given. PBK Then the Sylvia started for the- west 99i of the lightship, and It was Inferred that 9K? the entire arrangements for the stmt PP. had been changed for some reason or Hi other. It was thought from the posl- 997 tlonst first taken by the Sylvia tint It 9K had been decided to sail the first leg of 99 the course to leeward, but the change PBF! seemed to Indicate that It would be to BSSj i windward or as much In that direction BSSvr as possible, which would make the BSSftT course lie down along the Jersey coast, BSSJb'c After this shifting of positions of tho I PSSfi atakeboat both yachtB started for their . BBBvA positions above the line. After ma-1 BSSj'' noeuvrlng for several minutes, Vigilant BS9r'' went about and tacked directly under BR''. the stern of Defender. 9jU Qi Trlansrnlsir Course Nticnallrd. HBi", The signal from the Judges' boat said BBBk that the course would be a triangular , BBBK one, southeast half east, west-southwest PBBmV and north half east. BBBB' The wind was due west at 11 12 and BBBBk blowing at about twelve miles an hour. BBBBJei At 11.14. almost to the second, the gun PBBBf was fired from the 8)lvla and the BBBHTi racer begi n Jockeying foi positions. BBBKI Both started on port tack towards the BBBk shore, Defender ahead. Then she went BBSs'-,' about, crossing Vlgllant's bows. BBBI i The Cepheus had come up a few mln- BBBE-' utes before, with crowded decks, and BBBk ly to Just above the lightship. BBBE;.'- The starting gun was fired at 11 r BBBV'3 Defender crossed the line at 11 2S.30. BBBC1) Vigilant was 31 seconds later In cross- BBBS3 Inc. BBBBk Then Vigilant nent about on star- BBBBk board tack and bath yachts stood off BBBBJJV toawrds the Cepheus, one passing on BBBBK each side of the steamer. Defender BBBBk- passed close under the Sylvia and the BBBBk '"Cepheus and then took the port taek, BBBBJt while Vigilant hove around and again BBBBBjp 'both were approaching the line, BBBBarv The starting gun was not tired, hw- BBBBV ever, and the two big boats had to BBBBK take another hitch to bring them Into BBBBk position again. BBBBS' It wa a splendid spectacle. The two BBBBS,' Immense sioops with their towering BBBBjn masses of white sail were almost BBBBV abreast of each, other as they gilded BBBBs back and forth behind the line waiting BBBBm for the BBBBwA Defeader First Across. BBBBBBBSm't BBBBV' Defender wa the first to crosr the Kt ' .Una. Bh was Just In front of the PBBBk., .startlif;-, point when the signal was BBBBBi jpwpiva. h BBBBB i'Li a iVlgUs had to come around to get BBBKwMfcla-, lBjlt M shs followed De BBBBk nMar across. bbBmP ilVlH yaclJU bad put tbcly balloon ;ibk BssBBv A VjV BBBBBttkaa-- , r to.Mjjai, HaflHWHajUajcialll BBBBBBBBBaJjMtj-.'Vjfwj,..., . -. in .'uvuisi DEFENDER' as thev crossed the line, and they stood away on a long reaih townrds the south east. The wind was blowing lightly almost directly from the west at the tlmn of the start and, ns thn raeeis got under way thn big sails tilled out until they looked like mountains of cunvas. The sight from the twin towers was a magfillleent one The speid of the sloops was so slow that thn long pro cession of tugs and steam jnrhls find no dlltiL'iilty In keeping up with Hum Defender Cinlns. Half a mile from the start Defender led by several lengths and nppiared to bo gaining slightly, although Vigilant hung on bruvtly. At 11,41 both yachts set their spinna kers tu starboard tint within the next quarter ot an hour this additional sail did not bring about any change of po sitions. At II 4R the racers were abreast of the Highland light-house, about two miles from the start. Thn direction In whlrh they were sailing was about southeast and It was taking them further and further from the shorn. At II. So tho yachts were about opposite Scabrlght, N J. Defender had gained ah lit two i nths on Vigilant since the start ami was still outfootlng tho centrelHiurder. Wind Freshen. Up. The wind, which could not hae been blowing more than ten miles an hour at this tine, begun to freshen up some Khnt, and the yachts seemed to be making faster time. Apparently they had not changed thtlr positions u particle since the Hist fifteen minutes after thn start and they sailed together so closely that they appured to ha on pretty even terms If anything, however. Defender was a little bit better off In tho race tlmn Vigilant when the Lightship was passed The yachts at 12 U3 had made such a distance seaward thut tin- gleam of their sails was beginning to fiido In haze which lay along tho horizon. De fender still held lit I position In tho iwlnilwnrl and Igilunt was novel nl 'hundred ards to Iteward, with a long , lino of tugs and other steam craft fol lowing In the wake of the racers. At 12 23 the jnebts had covered about six miles of tho louiso over tho til it leg, und, as seen from the Highlands, appeurid to have held tin Ir nltlUe po- .sltlons without change. Neither hail In I any way altirid Its course. '1 ho stake- boat could bo seen anchored about I fourUen miles southeast of the High- lut.ils j The wind by this time galntd in force, and off flantl Hook was reported at tlltteu miles an hour. The iffeit on the Sachts wua show n b the fait thut both . hutl taken In their spluuniiorH Just be fore this report was recelwd. At UJS tne up I'fiunn the racers' seemed to be widening, nud Defenltr was evldentl) Incitaslng lit I lt.ul ovtr Vigilant The freshening bntze begin' to kit It up something of a sea, and oc custtiuall) white caps could be seen In j the distance I '1 he yachts vveie now ubout two inlks ' from the elal.e bo it I Thi Increasing wind blew nway the mist and both boats wtio now tlearl visible to the nakul tji unly tluli high sprtad ot sails could bo mil, bow eve,, foi Hi" hulls wiiti below tho horizon. luchtlng experts said Hint Defendt r was then fully a quarter of u mile In the lead and uppeured to bo still i gaining. During the last hnlf mile of the leg 'both achts wtre running free, Hit it was nothing to suggtst u susplt ion of a drifting mutch, ami the wind wus blowing up stlffer evtr minute. Defender Ituuiul. (lit- vlarU. Defender reached the st.ik, boat and tunitd to port 1 he sheets were bullied uft und the I big slugle-sticktr stood awu tuwauls the west on Hie port tack '1 ho st t-oiul ltg of Hie triangular ionise was In gun To the surprise of every obseiver, U- llunt came up and rounded tht l.uckeu- barh less than threo minute astmi This dlffirence In time would Injlcate that Defender's lead on Vigil mt was hut Utile jiore than one-elgluli of u mih After leuvlng Hie turning stake mid starting on tho second ltg of the tours, I both vuchts took In their balloon Jibs and hoisted thtlr Jib-topsails. VlKllllllt'. Splendid Shotting. At 1,13 tho distance between the two yachts had not apparently changed, but Vigilant was mnklng a splendid show ing, lioth were now enveloped In the hase which was settling down again on the horizon, and It was dilllcult to fol low them, even with a powerful glass. To many It seemed as If Vigilant was gradually closing up the gap that sep arated ber from Defender, but fbt JI- S jasttVai'Vtr ' ii f litaMsinrnM tsnee was so gnat that It was Impossl hie to a III nn this with certainty. It was evident, however, that the stanch centrtbnird was holding her ou nobly against the keel model, and this fait brought Joy to the hosts of her patilotic udmlnrs The rate up to this point had been one of the ilosest ever sailed over the I course I At I V) Defender took another start I and peemed to be fjrglng ahead again. A distance of aliout ten lensths sep aiated the ller, and the wind was then foiiiiiit' In fioni west-northwest. On slime the breeze seeniel to be decreas ing In force, and at Highlands It was onl ten miles an h ur At I 11 Vigilant went about on the slurboird lack, and Defender followed suit Ii ilf u minute later At 141 the jnclits were Mnndlng In a nnrtliwt iterl dlKctlon on the slnr boaru tie and making their way slowly towards thn Ftakehoat, which was located near the Jersey shore, about opposite Long Hronch The wind wus beiomlng very unceituln. Defender Losing; Ground. Defend r k fined to be losing ground sllghtl) and although very far to wind ward of Vigilant wus a long distance hfhlu.i her on the tuck At I 41 both jachts went about at the same Instant on the starboard tack and headed almost directly for the beach at Long liranch As they straightened out nn this course. It was seen that their relative positions had changed very lit tle since rounding the stakeboat. Defender l.t-d I.e.. TIimii n Furlon;. Defender was still leading by little more than an eighth of a mile. Vlsllnnt Almost llrcalmed. Boon after this Defender seemed to be getting a spurt of wind, which did not reach Vlgllint, and for about ten minutes she walked away from the cen treboarder rapidly, and began leaving her far astern In fact, Vigilant was almost becalmed while Defender was forging ahead at n marvellous pace, considering the light br C7e At 2 or. It looked as If Defender led fiill half a mile The) were still on thn port tack and standing southwest At 2 20 Defender went about and took a short port tack, but three mlnutti later resumed the starbnird again. Kluk) mill I'nrrrtnln Wind. ' The wind where the yachts werel semed uncertain and purfy. Now a fa- fnrlng breeze woull strike Vlgllant's i sails nod she would move up on her' rival n few lengths, and now It would b Defender's turn to t-atcli a puff of wind which would emblo her to mike up the loss It wis evlltnll) to cipture somo of the wind which was pushing Vigilant up tint the shore port tack was made b) Defender The latur was then about a mile from the tug Lui-ktiibicli which wis station-1 el about four miles off shore for tho set ond tinning point I Vigilant did not change the course at, til The progress made was very slow, although what little wind th.ro wus. In Id sttad) from the west, about two points in the south I I), ft lult r was noldlng the lend she had , .iluti! tarllt r In the rice with tase, and It was estimated Hint the distance be tvvtt-i tin uchts was full) half u mile I at that point I I llefiniltr Wastes Time Turning;. I j When within naif a mile from the i turning oli.t Deft ndei went ubout on I Hit- ptit tail. This was at 2 14 She was tht n tivei hnlf n mile ahead nnil si oini t to lie t. itching a freshel breeze ' ins slit- movttl up along the shore more brlskl) four minutes liter Vlgllint rime about' Hid follow el neirl) In Deft nder's wuke I ltjtli were standing direttly for the stake boat, t the trlmgle Defender was still severil lengths to windward of Vigilant mil seenitd to be eating further up Into the wind Vigilant made the turn at 2 57 20 (un olllclal), and came out Into the stn tch for the tlnlsli She wus nearly three quirters of a mile behind Defender No chango hud been made In the ret ting of the sails since rounding the llrst murk on either )acht. They wero both coming up under mainsail, Jib, Jib topsails, stu) sails and club-tcpsulls Cnpt. Wardrll, of the I-ong Hronch Llfe-Snvnlg Station, wired at 3 01 that Doft nder led Vigilant by soven min utes and forty seconds when passing that point. This showed that Defender was about a mile ahead of her rival and she seemed to U) sliudlly Increasing this lead as lllBuiiiBlBi she sped on her way up towards the finish. Finish In I'luln Sight of Shore. The course lay In a line pirallel to the beach, then atfirdlng a grand view of the finishing run to spectators all along 'he shore from Long Branch up It was a glorious sight when tho bl fl)ers came Into full view mid their mountains of sails caught thn r flection of the slanting ra)s of the sun, which, Just at that moment, had broken out from behind a thick cloud. As they caught the fresher breeze that was blowing off shore, Vigilant was away over to leeward, showing a wide strip of gleaming bronze below her water line. Defender rume on 111 the lead, scarcely bending at all to the breeze At 3 10 the achts wero off Scabrlght and about four mllea from the finish. Defender Neiirl) Home. At 31) Defender was Just abreast the Highlands, about two miles fiom the finishing lino. She moled along with a mnjestic sweep, nil her sails drawing magnificently, and seemed to bo ste.ul llv gaining on Vlgllnnt. She was followed by a procession of yachts nnd stenmboats that stretched away down to where Vlgllnnt wus Jog ging along, nearly a mile In the rear. At 3 31 the wind had fallen slightly as Defender approached thn lightship, and Vigilant seemed to be getting h friendly puff, which helped to lessen the distance between the yachts. THE RACE BY PIGEONS. ! Progress nf the Ynrhts llronght by Sirlfl-WIUKrd Messengers. nr CsrrUr riion to Th Kvenlns WorI4 ) ON BOARD WOULD TUO, OFF SCOTLAND LIGItTSHIl. July 22 -As The World tug neared Sandy Hook the wind, not quite moderate, camo damp from the southwest, nut tho haze had lifted a bit and the glasses could cover a wide rulige. At 8 3 Defender could bo seen dend ahead with mainsail up, towtd by the Atwood towards Sandy Hook lightship. Ten minutes lattr silo was fretd from her tug and set her clubtopsall. She was nuked nbovu lur bows. At the same time Vigilant moved around the Hook under mainsail, club topsall. staysail and Jib The slate colored waves shed no white caps, and i a fishing tug which the I'llnt passed at 9 H lay quietly at anchor. It contained a merry psrty full of en thusiasm and beer. "The World" tug was greeted with a shrieking chorus of cheeis. The smoke of a big ocean steamship hung low ftom her stack nnd a dull sun oicaslonnlly shone 'lirougli the clouds. The hoped-for Increase In the breeze was behind schedule time anl the prospects for a roaring luce began to look dim. Such were the conditions nlow and aloft st 10 o'clock, one hour before the time Bet for the struggle of the ) actus. At 10 03 Defender ran up her Jb and bath )achts moved sluggish!) towards Scotland Lightship The flagship Slvla had not )et nrrlvtd, but fiom Hits point evldentl) the race Is to btgln. At 10 40 the wind began to freshen. Defender wi lit In stu)s ubout a mile suith of Sootlind Lightship nnd rolled on the long swell ot the ocean. Mrs. I.ellli Intrre.trd, Toe, The I'llnt shot up under her lee quar ter as Mis Iselln took a watch from the potket of her white sailor blouse und compared It with her husband's timepiece. (.'apt Huff lellnqulshttl the helm and moved about thu tltck, ordering u ropo tightened here and slackened there. Htrbert Leeds cume on dick fiom btlow to take n look at the wtuther. Woodbury Kane watchtd the prepara tions from his position near the wheel, Nat Heireshoff, who is aboard to-du), I was sitting upon the wtitlhir side, up pirtiillv ronlfntel to u'low (."apt Halt I to see that ever) thing was at conctrt I pltih. Tho two htg )nchts moved up and down the elt ment while biiiulrtds of I I ameras on tugs and sailing craft did their lust The llei t of nccompuiiv Ing vtssels will not be so laige ns on Satur- Idas, but the number of scurrvlng about the lightship to-day Is of no mean pro portions At in 10 the sun crept through the i clouds and made thn waters glisten with Its ru)s. The wind had slacked up a bit At the Start. At 11 OS the S)lvla was anchored near 'Scotland LlghtBhlu. On board were ex- Commodore Smltn, Nicholson Kane, Irving lirlnnill, Charles Uriswold. J. S. V Oddle and Joe Husk At II 15 IS the preparatory gun boomed from the deck of the S)lvln. Thn Hnio In this account of the rate Is unottlclul The )nehts plaved nbout waiting for the starting gun The wind was west by north, a moderate breeze, not quite so heavy at on Saturday, lallniit CnuKht .snapping. When the starting gun was fired. De fender broke out her balloon Jib In a twinkling and, swooping up to the wind, flashed across the line ahead. She carried malnull, club-topsail, staysail and balloon jib. Vigilant wa rTf'sj jrf " '' - -ltofiY'f caught napping with her balloon Jib, and It was many second!, after she crossed the line that the sail was finally sheeted home. Defender was leading by 350 yards and both heailH southeast by south. Dufenler's hadsalls drew to perfec tion, while Vlgllant's balloon bellied In and oji Defender Sets Spinnaker First, At 11 33 Defender's spinnaker boom wuit nut to vvlndwnrd, and a mlnuto later tho big sail broke from her deck. Hardly had the folds flouted In tho breezu before Vigilant had her spin naker aloft. Up to this time Defender hud been drawing awuy, but after spinnakers were set the wind fell off and Vigilant picked up Then came another welcome puff, and the yachts yielded to Its Influence. Gould's yacht got It Mrs I. and edged up o.i the new bout, to that, at 11 53, she was njt over l'X) feet behind, though a fjrlong on lur leu. Then the wind seemed to tile ugaln, and at 11 55 It wasn't heavy enough for toy boats to cross a pond. Tho )uihts exhibited n cloud of can vas worthy of a far better breem, but tho Invitation was not iit-eepted Slowly Vigilant erupt under Difmdei s quar ter. Vlgllnnt tin lu front. At 11 o7 she was on even terms with llerreshoft's latest and on the hour Gould's boat showed her noan In front. "That ain't no race," suld the en gineer of the I'llnt The engineer wus right. It was hardly more thhn a drifting match At 12 07 the spinnakers of both yachts disappeared as though movcl by the sunt strings. The long booms were left standing, tlkn w.itchdogs to scent any approaching win Is. A puff or two camu ten minutes later and the booms of tho tugs Jingled full speed In order that the racers would not leave them In the rear. Away went Defender, and In a few minutes she had established her old lead of half a minute. Still what wind thero was Is not worth mention. Such as It was, however, it hauled a bit westewnrl and Defender continued to ga n. So far the rate hid develpoed that thn heavier the wind thn better she cjii bo-it Vigilant. livery minute showed more salt water between the cracks of 03 and '03 Fresh Wind nt tlir Turn. At 12 M 12 Defender swept sluggishly up to tho first corner, nnd, careening gracefullv around, hauled In her main sheet L'p Went lur Jib topsail und she heeled over on her seeond leg with the wind freshening nt eveiy Jump In the meantime Vigilant hnd gathered In her balloon Jib, eatchlng i fresh puff of wind, she sped around the mark nt 12 5130, and, sending up herjlb topsnll, wus after Defender with her prettiest speed Now htgan a henutHul race Iloth yachts dashed at a prodigious rate through the waves, whleii, shoved In white, nnnow cresnentR of foim, rolled from under the bows of the rac ing mnchlnes, the element uppenrlng to gumbol nlong thtlr paths The wide range or white left behind by the yachts sutllclt ntlv proclaimed that the) were slinplv living Slowly but surely Vigilant btgun to wear down the lead of Defender The Wind Fell tunln. But, Just as the blood of )achtsmen began to boli, the wind fel down an 1 down until at 1 VI o'clock, the Mihts simply rose and fell with the long bil lows, and appeared to make little or no headwa) At 134 Capt Hirr released the pokeH of Vlgllant's wheel and the )acht sw ng around on the othtr tack At the same Instant I it fender whee'ed about anl then both stood off north b) west Thn second tiirnlnir point could be dimly seen in the distance. rrnvvlrd to St-t-ond llnrk. At 1 41 both ).iehts tacked and stood for the mark, southwest bv west-southwest. The wind died fist, anl the sea, for the first time to-day, becinie smooth like glass At this point the crowd on boird the Al Foster got out Its fishing tackle and began to tempt the denizens of tha deep The )achts hardly moved, and the question as to whether they would fin ish within the time limit of six hours began to be In doubt Defender had stalled off Vlgllant's play and now had i clear lead of hnlf a mile. The )achts made the second mark at a snail's pice Iltit suddenlv, at 2 OS a merry breeze came plunging nlong. nnd the vaclita bowed before Its powei Instantlv all thoughts of a six-hour limit were ban ished, and all hand levelled glasses at the flyers. Defendt r felt the welcome first, and In verv short order put half a mile more to her lead. At 2.21 she tacked and stood off to the northward. Hut at 2 24 she came about again, nnd took the same course as Igllant, which had pursued her own way without n hitch. This seemingly reduced Defi nder's lead, but only Hie passing of the mark which by this tlmo was but u mile awny, would tell tho story truly, Then would ensue a royal race for home, i At 2 4i 40 Defender tacked again and this tlmu stood directly for the mark. The sun shone through her sails, and from the lie they looked like the blood creamy color of woodpecker's eggs. Vigilant sullenly pursued her and not until 2 49 did she come about and put per noso townrds the stake. Defender Squares for Home. With n graceful swing. Defender pissed the second flag and with the wind clear abenm bowled along for home. She sailed along ns steadily as a hugo bird, and tosred tho waves from her bow with a Jump A 2 57.31 she was two miles nearer home Wheie was Vlgilunt? Awuy In the distance she was seen careening. Half a minute later she swung around, and, letting out a few yards of thects, she set sail for the fl)Ing Defender. In leaching for the muiK Deft nder went n mile out of her wa but Vigilant did even worse, and wasted at least two miles at this Im portant point. FROM THE CEPHEUS. The Itncr us Witnessed by Guests of tlir New Vnrk inclit Clnb. (By Carrier Plueon to Tht Eitnlni Worla ) ON HOARD NEW YOKK YACHT CLUH STILVML'It CKPHKUS, July 22 There was a large crowd at pier A North Itlvcr, to see the Cepheus, with the New York Yaght Club officials and guests, off Excursion steamers, loaded down with enthusiasts, were hovering .about the river, waiting to follow the Cepheus when she started. I On board the Club steamer everything was bustle- und excitement. Thero were but two subjects discussed the yacht race anl the beauty of 'The Evening I World's" earner pigeons. The latter were In cnges on tho lower deck, sur i rounded b) crowds of admiring people. I Among thoso on board were Sir Itod- crick Cameron, Cupt. Clark, M. H. ISohii)ler, Harry U. Tlffuny, H. C. Washington, A. C. Clnrkson. H. O. Ken nedy, It. L. Llppert, W. C. Kerr, J. B. ' Harrison, Mrs. Duncan, Mr. und Mrs. O. A. McCormack, Case It. McLane, Edward Eyre, Stanford White, C. A. rarsons II. llutherford, C. Rutherford, Wulter Stanton, William Mullin, E. C. Case H 1 Iltowne, Le Hoy Kales, A. 1 II Jones, Jullun Me)ers, Theodore ..-it-gu H. L. Albrldge, Walter L. Keozh. L H. Smith, E Staples, Dr. Wllllum I .Morton. Capt. Peter Tuttle und mntiv othtis ns well known. E. E Chase- mid A. B. Jones had charge of the steamer for the Club and iteelved tho guests as they came on bo.i rd Ah the Cepheus, steaming towards the co irse. pusson the Atlantic Yacht Club house nt liu) Illdge, salutes were fired from the pier und fiom several yachts 1 unchnred theie. The Cepheus respond ed with blasts of the whistle I At tho flagship S lvla hoth yachts I wei sept mm i,uv In" lor a Ftnrt and long wa t eiisiud, wnilo all eyes turned 'to "i,t Fliain ui Ill's side awaiting the flasn and puff that should signal the ll)trs to cross the line. I After awhile the signal "T" fluttered from S)lvla's masthead and a triangu lar course was made certain. I Defender fot the Gun, Defender was nearer the line and flashed neross almost ns the gun was Hied. Vigilant followed, her crew sheet ing horn th.- big balloon Jib topsnll as he flew Defender was to windward, In bettei position. In the llrst ten minutes Defender, on aer-ount of the lrad gained by Capt. Haff's lockevln?, hud opened up a gap i of neari) one-eighth of a mile, but Vlg ; llant, to the surprise of everybody, more than held her own. In tho light breeze he undoubtedly crept up a little on her rival. This, too. In spite of th fact that Defender wa better off to windward. Suddenly, at 11.44. the wind, after shifting, died almost completely out. The sails on both boat flapped lazily and seemed Incapable of tilling. Bo dead did everything seem that most of the excursion boats and tugs stopped. .o "Iron." for Hank HasT. Hank Haff wo again In evidence, as a few seconds later he veered Defender around until he got right in line of Vig ilant, with the apparent Intention of shutting off all the breeze, Vigilant slowly but surely crawling up at 11.55. It was the opinion of the veteran yachtsmen on board at this hour, the snme light weather prevailing, that Vigilant would prove the faster boat In a light breeze Fifteen minute more at the same rate and Vigilant would be abreast of her rival. At 12 20 Defender, catching a breeze, forged ahead of Vigilant, leaving the latter nearly six lengths behind. De fender was getting away the best of the wind now and wa taking every ad lantage of the opportunity. offtotheTtart. Flasrshlp Sylvia and Defender Left nay nidge Early, Down at Bay Ridge Defender had lain over night at anchor off the Atlantic Yaeht Clubhouse. Tha wind wa com ing almost from due weL When De fender hove anchor a. 8.27 o'clock, and at the end of a hawser towed by tha tug G B. Atwood, she began her Jour ney to the scene of to-day's contest. Already the flagship Bylvla, with Commander Brown aboard, had fired the 8 o'clock gun and sailed away from her anchorage at Bay Ridge. VALKYRJE IN. COMING. Lord Dnnraien'a Yacht to Start on Her Ocean Trip Wednesday. OLASQOW, July 22. The sailing of Valkyrie III. for New York has been postponed until Wednesday next. She has been docked and her hull 1 being cleaned. She will leave for Oourock Bay on Wednesday mornlrg, where her com passes will be adjusted preparatory to starting on her transatlantic trip. PRINCETON STUDENTS SAFE. The Father nf One of Them Hears from Fort Wn.hakle. Alarming report received In this city from Cheyenne and Lander, Wyo., to the effect that the party of Princeton students engaged In geological explora tion In Wyoming had been captured by the Bannock Indians, caused much ap- I prehension among the friends of the students In New York City. Robert F. Little, 62 Wall street, the father of Rob ert P. Little, Jr., '96. who 1 with the . expedition, Immediately sent the follow ing telegram: "Commandant, Fort Washakie, Wyoming: Telegraph Imme- i dlately ny truth In rumor that Prlnce- Iton boys captured by Indian. R. For s)the Little." Mr. Little to-day received the follow , ing reply: "Fort Washakie, July 21. R. Forsythe Little: No truth in the re port. Nothing known here. Kramer, commandant." Mr. Little says that Cheyenne, from which one of the reports came. Is 200 miles from Fort Washakie. The last place the party were heard from I Crow Cieek, on Big Wind River, forty six miles from Fort Washakie. The let- tor was dated July 8, 4 30 P. M and wa mailed at Fort Washakie July 10. arriv ing In New York City July 14. In that letter Robert Little, Jr., speaks of a visit to Chief Washakie, who Is 110 years old. He further states that the party camped near some Shoshone Indians, and had a friendly talk with them through an Interpreter. The party dis tributed cigarettes among the dusky warriors, who took them eagerly. VIGILANT. Tor the benefit of those readers who are not familiar with the technicalities of rig on a modern racing sloop, the foi lowing description of the s i Is is printed 1 he large anil back of the mast Is tho mainsail, and Is attached at tho up per end to the gait and at the lower end to the boom The tdge nearest the mast Is the luff, the outer freo end being the leatti The sill linmell.Hi I) above Is a t lubtopsall, ind Is kept in position by two spars, that next the topmast being the yard and the other, at the- soot of the- sail, being the club. In heavy winds a gufftopsall, smuller and wltn out extra spars. Is used . ... . . , l'lrst before tho mist Is the stasall. which Is attached to rings sliding on the forestay. which reaches to the lower masthead The next sail in front Is tho Jib Heiehing from the end of the bowsprit to the head of tho topmast Is a space which Is tilled as desired, according to force of wind, by Jlbtopsalls, of which there are four sizes, ranging from a "baby" Jlbtopsall to a balloon Jlbtopsall, The last named Is large enougti to reach from bowsprit end to topmast head, anJ Its lower edge Is long enough to reach further back thuii the mast. All are set flying, without sliding on a "in addition to these sails a spinnaker is used when tho yacht Is sailed directly before the wind. It I triangular In shape, and reaches from topmastheatl to the outer end of a boom which is guyed at nearly or quite right angles to the vessel's side. The Inside lower end Is handled In such a manner that It forms a hug Dag, as doe the balloon Jlb topsall. It is, of course, set on the opposite side to that of the mainsail. . , -f 'J'itais--3itftt., WfzflLLi'-ff ifrLitiMV isSsstfsV&W1' T ' tt-?&l'ljt- j-tjfen-'f jefc-VUrVt AtiClJs. mfcTAf 'Neill's M 6th Ave., 20th to 21st St. H l To-Morrow, Tuesday, LADIES J Lawn, Organdie W and Linen ' DRESSES 1 Delicate Colorings, I Latest Effects, M 1.98, 3.98, 1 7.75, 9.98 I d Up to 24. O. I an M. Former Prices 5,00 to 49.00. BJ WIRE FROM THE SKJ. H m (Continued from First Page.) did not possess the power requisite to Ut carry It to a sufficient height to observe III I the yacht race. Hut the practicability lif-i! of the Idea was fully established. The sBw reporter kept the telegraph wire busy BSJBBI during the time he was in mid air with- nT out any difficulty. UmlJ When "The Evening World" reporter DsV had seated himself in the frail car, VJsa. 1 with a t-degraph Instrument on his '"VlI knee and a pair nf powerful marine l B' glasses slung ubout his neck, the air- . m ship was released from the sand bags K which held It captive. With a bound W It sprang Into the a.r to a distance ot i seventy feet. Then as an adverse cur- V, rent caught It, the balloon came down I with a rush. Bang went the reporter's l feet on the ground, and bang came the f 1 big bag of gas upon hi head. Then up k once more to a height of 100 feet, and H still again down upon Mother Earth. W This time a tall picket fence was nar- sj rowly escaped. One more the balloon M soared aloft and, dodging fli eaves of (J a stable. It made a clean aseent of 2DQ M But the balloon was too small. It If could not go to the altitude desired, and 1 the order was reluctantly given to haul M It down and prepare for a more com- gfM plete ascension Monday. ,' For this second ascension a balloon of V 12,000 cubic feet capacity will be used. j This Is double the power of the on used f on Saturday. A One of the ingredients used In the f generation of the hydrogen ga la I wrought Iron filings, or. In other words, the rj-use of an iron foundry. Half a ,, ton was necessary for to-day's ascen- slon. and as there was no possible way f of shipping It by freight In time for I use a spe-.-ial tug, the Champion, was l chartered for the purpose yesterday and the casus of metal were brought f from New York City and landed on the dock at Atlantic Highlands. " I From there It was necessary to con- J ey It by special train to the High- k I lands of the Naveslnk. 81xteen extra M carboys of oil of vltroll were also re- , . auireel for to-dav's gas-muklng. They ' arrived safely and on time, so that Mf nothing but the weather seems ahlo W v now to prevent the flight of the yacht- W lnAtrThirstehour. 10 A. M., the wind X shifted BUdd-mly from due south to tha northwest and tho balloon used on 1 Saturday danced a merry Jig on tho t J Highlands, back of the lighthouse. J Prof. Myers rushed up the steep path over the bluff when the storm struck and attached fifty more sand bags to the balloon, each hag weighing fifty pounds This flattened the big captlvo W down sufficiently to prevent the wind S from lashing it Into ribbons. T As it was the balloon sobbed nnd I throbbed like a small troubled sen. The I prospect for a acht race or balloon I ascension at that hour wns gloomy. f. The gas In the balloon Bent up Saturday was drawn off this morning into thu I 12,000-foot ballorn and the smaller ship was folded up and laid away for future I li'very man. woman and child that cllmoed up the steep path leading to as the twin lights last Saturday to see M the race between Defender and Vlgl- lant forgot nil about the yacht contest and devoted themelv es to ''The Even ng W JjV W'oild's" experiment of telegraphing W from the sky. SHOT ANDKILLED HIMSELF. The Suicide Is Supposed to lie In- nrsnrr Agent II. C. I Scliuls. ' . A man supposed to be II. C. F Schulz, i an Insurance agent, of 174 Chrystle A street, committed suicide to-day by H shooting hlm-elf on West One Hundred i. and Thirty-ninth street. Just east of the old aqueduct. .,., I The suicide was apparently '", ,,?'"' I old. tlvo feet, six Inches ta.l, with brown I hair and a full beard. I ' Want the Default Opened. I A motion on behilf ot Cnrr ft Uder.r. tin I mn.er. of in. 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