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V OL LXIII----N 0 20,732.
She Accedes to All the Muscovite
Constantinople, Aus •_'" Tewtik Pacha, the
Twrkif-li Foreign Minister, yesterday visited the
Russian AmbiCTadori gave him notice that the
Turkish Government accepted all the Russian
Vmxnd!-. .Hid b^sraed that the Russian squad
ron bo withdrawn from Turkish waters The
Rusdah squadron ■•■•' off Iniada, on the
firiern coast of European Turkey, yesterday
Th* news nl the hra-eiidlrfff-arrival of the Rus
sian squadron is j notwithstanding the
r n.i. ue.i suppression of all telegrams and an
iouncen^nt^ on the sulJecU ,The general opin
ion of the Europeans here is that the time has
B rrivel for a vigorous intervention and the
abandonment of all halfway measures, which
sr.- regarded as the cause of the present rising.
According to Tho Turkish official reports, the
etrongeet positions of the Insurgent* arc at
Kruriievo. Merihoro and Fiorina. Contrary to
previous reports, it is no« stated officially that
KruEhevb is still occupied l.y <^ : ' n f ur S ents :
The beadquaftcre of the revolutionists ire in
th- Peristeri Mountains, in the vicinity of Mon-
BSt^ VCoiren and children arc not molested by
ih* insurgents, who have destroyed only forti
fietf dwellings occupied by rich Turks. It is not
denied that they kill all Bulgaria"" and Greeks
found acting as Turkish F p!e*. but the strictest
ordor* havo been i.-*u*d not to interfere with
vomen or children.
Th»> Russian demands to which Turkey is report
ed to have acceded are as follows: The immediate
•evere punlshmer.l of the murderer of M. Ro>tkov
tki. the Hus-Man Conful at Monaetir: the arroet and
exejapJary punlehment of th<> person who Hred at
th* .-onful'p .arriapp; the immediate production of
poi-iiivp proor that the Va!i of Mi stir had been
actually banished: the instant severe punishment
of ail the civil and military officials responsible for
the murder: the Immediate severe punishment of
al! Turkish officials regarding whose outrageous
bebavi&r a report 'vas rrade by the director of the
Rue Man consulate at l*Fkub. after a tour of the
vilayet of Kowovo in company with the Austrian
consul: the reinstatement of Ismail Hakki, who
wag dlfirii?s-ed. but whose efficiency -nap indorsed
by Hilrnl Pacna. Inspector General of Macedonia:
thp immediate release of th<* peasants or. whom.
according to the reports of •■• KuMdan and Aus
trian consuls, the Turks perpetrated atrocities; the
ii/fiant dismiFsal and pur.isnmem of the officials
of the administration of ?alomca and Prisrend.
▼•hose malpractice? havo been 1 rousht to light:
and. finally, that the forrlpn officers employed In
Macedonia Fliould immediately er.roil freso gen
i;srmff and police for the requisite protection of the
peaceful population and the introouction of Segis
i&ti\e ord?r.
Cannon None Heard on the Bul
garian Frontier.
Bofla, Aug. ifX— The <~ire<--k patriarch has
asked the Bulgarian Exarch to address a <ircu
\*\ r.ole to in Bulgarian ministers and school
tMM*he» In Macedonia, urging them to remain
and not to fight against the Sultan. Th»
Txaroh replied thit he. -.-a- sorry that he could
not f^n? the Sultan. As all the Bulgarian min
isters and teachers had b^n cast Into prison
and the churches and schcols were closed, he
Mid his voice mild not be heard th»re.
Fugitive families from Krushevo v ho have ar
rlved at Monistlr give terrible details of the
fifU2t*on v.hi?h prevailed in the town of Kru-
Bhevo *fter .ts capture by the irks. The
Turks, they say. ran from house to house and
Ftreet to street slaughter! iig everybody they met.
Th» town is row a heap of ruins.
The '^orta Post" lints a strong article urg
spn th» Bulgarians to prepare for war immedi
ately, as delay can benefit only Turkey. Bul
paria has no n<»ed to f^ar the great powers, says
th* paper, ap it would not be to their interests
to allow Rumania to interfere in the conflict.
A dispatch from Burgas to the "Autonomye"
pay? th<» tow-, of Vasiliko. thirty miles south of
Boreas, and thp vili.-( es of l/runk< and Po
rurnakovo me In flames, and the sound of can
non can plainly be he.iri from th-> Bulgarian
Their Church Schools and 322 Houses at
Ketchero Blown Up.
Athens. Ail*. L><-,~M.- RaUI. the Premier ard
Foreign Minister, has communicated to the rep
refematiwc of the powers her.-- the gigj of the
t -ports made by Greek consula In Macedonia, in
v.hirh It is stated that she Greek Church schools
ar.i ?22 ho-jf?s belonging to Greeks at Ketchero
have be*n Mown uy> by dynamite arid burned.
en] that a number of Greek subjects have been
■ wye. the
Of Soldiers Who Killed Bulgarian Workmen
Near Uskub.
Sofla; Aug. 30.-The Austria:, and nussian
consula at r.skub have asked for the court mar
tlaJ of the officers and soldi, is who fir»d ■: and
rtiliPd several Bulgarian workmen who were re
pairing the railroad line near Uskub.
The va||, to v . horn , he requej?t v . as ii);id(i
thr.»d all responsibility In the matte,-, and said
• .o Hi,
tV » ,* In *P«*<w G«n«nU of Macedonia
srTiv a «« fS 3 . ,h aKem at Sal " nl0;i ports that
Thar w, <h- centres of disturbance assert
rurkish • .
Their Reported Action to Suppress
Macedonian Revolt.
Hrusseis., Auk. 2<».-Th<- "In.JepeiHiar.ee Befcje"
•ays it understands that the powers have ar
rtved at an understanding regarding the steps to
'* taken to suppress the revolt and apply re
forms hi Macedonia. According to this, uncon
firmed report Russia will .ut on the sea. occu
pying the Dardanelles and the Bosporus; Austria
"fill aot o;i land, and Italy will *>xi»>.j -. hUr .
t«il!ahce over Albania. After peace Is restored
. Continued on foarlli pas*.
.'"«'» VAf.HT; l.es> points of Interest explained
'■"* « Xpert lecturer; 3 hours" sail. From foot Cin.J
«'.. H. 11. 10 a. m. and 1:30 p. m-Advt.
ro-^V^w/yarr.'^eV^rerT^wrnd. NEW-YOiRK, FRIDAY. AUGUST 21, 11)03. -FOURTEEN PAGES. - t,^^^,,,
Accused Walking Delegate Ashed
About More Cash Settlements.
At the trial of "Sam" Parks yesterday on the
charge of extorting $200 from Joseph us Plenty
last December to call off a strike on the Ham
burg-American pier, in Hoboken. in the cross
examination of the accused walking delegate,
who declared that .he bad never seen Plenty
until he s-aw him in the courtroom. Assistant
District. Attorney Eland asked the witness If he
v.-as not paid $500 for allowing the metal men to
return to work in the Tiffany studios after a
strike. .s.".ih» for calling off a strike on the
Women's Hotel and the Republican Club, and
$:;<k» foi sending the men back to work on the.
St. Cloud Hol
Park.-- denied every allegation of his connec
tion with the payment of $20U by Plenty, but
Henry Farley, Parks's friend, admitted S''"i'i«
to th" Ninth Ward Hank with Plenty with
Plenty's $200 .-heck, and after the check had
ed at Bloomlngdale's saw th- |20<l
given to Bernard Lynch, tb<
friend of Parks. The check, he admitted
made payable to Parks or bearer. In fa<
rro bora ted several of the most important
statements of the prosecution's witnesses.
At the beginning of the session yesterday Jo
seph P. Kußtci< • , of counsel for Parks, moved
foi the discharge of LJ >n the u.sual
grounds. Recorder Goff overruled the motion.
Parks'? direct examination consisted Of a.
question and an answer.
"Were you in the company of Josephus Plenty
on the isth or l'.tth of Dec-ember, 1902?" he was
ask< d.
"T was not," he replied. I never saw him
before I saw him in the courtroom."
Mr. Rand took up the cross-examination,
which was in part as follows:
Q. v.'i-.-, brought you here? A. T don't think any
body brought iif
Si. l>i.i Samuel McConn<
A No.
<j I'iii you ever sec Samuel McConnell in Ch)
A No.
Q. — Did you ever see Samuel McConnell? A. -No
Q.— Who is Samuel MoConn«ll?
Objection has been made- to almost every ques-
tion asked by Mr. Rand, and to this question all
the counsel for tiie defendant shouted their ob
jection at once.
"What i.s the object of tbi< line of question-
Ing?" asked the Record' r.
""TUr- object is to show that :his defendant, al
reaoy an organizer of labor, "as brought to
N<-w-Vorli by the Puller Construction Company
for sailing strikes on work on which th
pany was not engaged," said Mr. Rand.
Th» Recorder Instructed the jury to die
■ bis statement.
The cross examination then continued:
-When you came to Now- York, for whom did
you go to work? A.— For George A. Fuller.
Q.— Are you a member of the Housesmiths and
Btidgempn's Union? A.— Yes.
Q — Are you familiar with the constitution and
bylaws of the union? A.— l believe I »m.
Q.— Have you ever read them? A.— Yes.
Mr. Rand again tried to get in evidence the
book of bylaws and constitution which he failed
to pet in evidence on Wednesday.
"I v.ant to say that before I can swear that
this is the constitution I would have to read it,"
said ■'.irks. "I would have to have a copy of
the constitution and compare this with it. That
would take a long time."
A running; fire of objections had been made
to questions asked by Mr. Rand, and the As
sistant District Attorney had begun to show
• onsiderable anger.
"Did you hear one of your counsel at this
table, just before you answered the question,
say: 'How could he answer the question without
comparing it with the constitution?' Did you
hear that?"
Parks answered "No."
William S. Devery entered the courtroom after
recess . "1 have come this afternoon to give my
moral support to Mr Parks," he said.
Mr. Band continued his questioning In regard
to the hook containing the constitution and by
laws as follow?:
Q. —Is it a fact that you are unable to tell these.
gentlemen whether this book contains the constitu
tion ;,!i<i bylaws of the union without comparing It
with the original constitution and bylaws. A.— lt I*.
ij Which is it that determines whether 'he men
shall strike, the majority of the men on •• job or
the majority of the men of the union? A.— The ma
lorlty of the men on a job. at the time of the
trouble: later by a majority of the union, if it Is
taken up by the union.
<» -Was it a rule of the association last De
cember that .'.ll transactions of a business agent
should bo reported to the union or t<i its financial
secretary? A.— " was. , .
Q.— Did you ever hear of Joseph us Plenty before
December" 18? A.-No.
q._To your knowledge did the rlousesmltl and
Brldgome'n'i Union No. 2 ever take any action re
pardin? the strike on the Hamburg- A men an U«ne
1 , J(-. y- A
! Q— To your knowledge did the members of the
Housenmlths and Bridgemen'.* Union ever have
any chance :o take action regarding the strike on
th» Hamburg-American L4ne? A.— No.
To ail of the Assistant District Attorney's
questions objections were interposed by the de
fence. Finally Recorder Ooff had an entry made
on the record granting to the defence an ob
jection and an exception to every question Mr.
Rand might ask on every ground.
Mr. Kustace touk exception to this action,
I nnllniiril on fifth |i»pr
Enjoy Sunday, Aug. ':.. on Fall River Une steam
er Plymouth out on the ocean, 11 a. m. to a p. m-
Sec adv.-AdvU
There Is Son- Little Hope of His
London, Aug. 20. — A bulletin issued *t 10
o'clock to-night said that Lord Salisbury's • on
dition was critical and there was little hope of
his recovery.
The end may !>e expected at any moment.
Or.cc in the course of the evening it was thought
thai his lordship had already breathed his last.
but he made .i surprising" rally, mid at midnight
it was announced that his condition bad changed
little since the I<> o'clock bulletin.
Telegrams Iki\o been dispatched to the King-,
the Queen and the Prince of Wales acquainting
them with ;he critical condition of the ex-
Viscount Cranborne, eldesi son of Lord Salis
bury, p«js that his father was improving in
health until lasi week, when a slight accident
le<! to a r-ecurrence of th< complications from
which ho had I n suffering, including marked
weakness of the heart and circulation. Ttie
most serious element of his illness, however, ;s
nervous prostration, which on several oc<
!;;-s been acute. The f;.< t. however, that he is
Buffering from Bright's disease of the kidneys
■ the case practically hopeless.
The accident t«j which Vtscouni Cran
borne referred to-day occurred when Lord
Salisbury ■■ it: b chair: The arm on
which he was leaning gave way, and, raiting
hea\ily to the iirrounr l , h r - received a
Brooklyn Carpenter Pushed Under
Car Foot Crushed.
Charles Webber, a carpenter, of Brooklyn,
bi ihi fronl of a big crowd last evening at
1 (i No. 1. at the Manhattan end of Brooklyn
Bridge, waiting for a i ar. A Flushing and N< n •
town car came in livst. and the crowd surged
and made a rush f"v it, forcing Webber off his
feet and pushing him under the car.
lit had presence of mind enough to try to
j.ull up hie feet, but one >;ir wheel ran over his
left foot, crushing three toes into a Jelly and
lacerating the other two. Policeman Branni
gan pulled him up and sent for an ambulance,
and Dr. Gould, the surgeon, dressed the man's
injuries and put bis fool In splir.'s. \\
was then placed Oil a car and start..! foi liis
home, refusing to be taken to a hospital.
S. P. C. A. Makes Man Pay Now
for Cruelty of May J.
Morristown. X. J., Aug. 20.— Frank O'Neill, of
N« tcong, was to-day fined $."> and costs by Justice
Stillwell for kiliiim a cat. The complaint was made
by the Morris County Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. The witnesses against O'Neill
were Mrs. Austin King and her brother, Howard
Krevese. The cat was killed on May I.
O'Neill had a hard Job to eel rid of the cat. lie
chose shooting ;:t tir^t. The cat was wounded and
san under a porch. O'Neill £•■<! it out, and, accord-
Ing to the witnesses, jabbed a pitchfork through it.
Then in- carried the animal to .1 brook and put it
into the ter. After holding it down so long he
thought ii must be dead, he drew it out. There
w. -re still slgrn.= of life, bo lie took the animal by
the tail, it was ;.iiefr..:. and. swinging it about,
dashed its brains out against the ground. The fine,
plus th.-' costs, made O'Neill paj $1214.
Thought It Was a Smuggler, but Found Out
the Mistake.
:;n The American schooner
I Addie Cole, bound from Key West for Mexico,
overhauled and brought to Havana by a
<üb;::i coast guard boat on suspicion of srnugr-
Klinir. The Investigation showed there was no
I grounds for the suspicion, and the schooner has
ordered to be released
Some of Those Holding Government Land,
However. Refuse to Vacate.
utußAra ro the 1 bibi ss. 1
. ■:,, .[: Inc Ne
bi aslui rai gt ra down !
p years
down by July 1 i'"3.
■ ■• :
ftti In ulni'ist all iu
\ ■ •-•■.; iiit. full > 7.". [•• r
1 ll] be ! r.i"\ •■'. by the m
Some of the cattle men, hbwo\ff. who have en>
i ployed the :-o-cul!ed "widow fraud?,*' are ftill hold
i ing- on to the lands fenced, and it Will require a
: decision of rn<-- S-.inrc-rr.e Court to force thorn to
' \ac;ite tlu- range. The removal of ii- fences wtll
place millions of acres of tine grazing land? on the
list «f la:nl eligible .'or homestead! ng.
Take «ii onj.ivahlf trip in 1.1 Ele.:tri- Surrey or
i an i-:ie«-tri<- Hatis.im. Spenly trip? "' twenty to
I rorty miles '" point* of Interest Telephone :3SO
Columbus. New York TransDvi tatio:» Co.— AtJvU
Principle Stated in Miller Case
Applies to All Departments.
Oyster Bay. X. V.. Aug. 20. President Roose
velt has made applicable to all departments of
the government service the principle he enun
ciated at the time he reinstated William A.
Miller In the Government Printing Office, from
which- he had been dismissed because of a dis
agreement with the bookbinders* union. The
President has plainly announced to the members
of his Cabinet that that principle is to 'indicate
the policy of the President" in similar cases.
To-night the President authorized the publica
tion of a letter which was sent to each member
of his Cabinet on July '_"_'. The letter was signed
by Mr. Barnes, the acting secretary to the
President, and is as follows;
My Dear Sir: The President directs me to
send you herewith, for your Information, copies
of two letters sent to Secretary Cortelyou with
reference to the Government Printing Office,,
which define the attitude of the administration
in connection with the subject discussed. They
are sent to you for your information and guid
ance, as they Indicate the policy of the President
in this matter.
The letters to Secretary Cortelyou were writ
ten on July i:» and 11. The >.illent sentence of
the first letter was:
There is no objection to the employes of the
Government Printing Office constituting -them
selves into a union if they so desire, but no
rules or resolutions of that union can he per
mitted to override the laws of the United States,
which it is my sworn duty to enforce.
In the letter of the 14th the President quoted
the finding of the Anthracite Coal Strike Com
mission regarding the employment of labor, as
li is adjudged and awarded that no person
shall be refused employment or in any way dis
criminated against on account of membership
or non-membership in any labor organization.
and thut there shall be no discrimination against
or Interference with any employe who is rot
a member of any labor organization by mem
h organization.
Concerning this principle the President wrote:
It is. of course, mere elementary decency to
require that all the government departments
shall be handled in accordance with the princi
ple thus clearly and fearlessly enunciated.
Printing Office Investigation Gives
Rise to Unfounded Humors.
Washington. Auk. 20. President Roosevelt has
ordered no Investigation of the relations between
organized labor and government employes In the
War, Navy and other executive departments, no
such investigation i*- in progress and none 1- con
templated. A special Investigation into the methods
of the Government Printing Office, with a view to
ascertaining what, if any, reform? for the promo
tion of economy might he adopted there, about to
be undertaken by order of the President, was an
nounced In The Tribune of July 30. Out of that In
vestigation, which is now practically completed,
has arisen an unfounded rumor that the President
is conducting an Inquiry into the relations existing
between union labor organizations and all govern
ment employes. 'P\>>- Investigation announced in
The Tribune has been conducted no quietly, al
though none th*e '. ss thoroughly, that it ■- per
haps, not surprising that some misapprehension
should have occurred, but the facts are as here set
In the pursuance of its Inquiry, the committee
charged with the Investigation growing out of the
Miller case has had occasion to consult the heads
>>{ the executive departments other than the Gov
ernment Printing Office regarding many details.
and the relations of such officials with labor unions
have, incidentally, been, to some extent, the sub
ject of inquiry, but solely as such experience had
a bearing on the problems of the printing office.
What the results of the Government Printing
Office Investigation may prove to be will be ascer
tained only when the President sees tit to make
them public, if he determines to do bo at all.
That an investigation of the Government Printing
Office would make necessary an inquiry as to
whether ill. rule.- of the unions whose members
were employed In the Office in any way conflicted
with the efficiency or economy of its administration
w;.s pointed out in The Tribune at the time the in
vestigation began, the rules of the bookbinders'
union having at that time been made the occasion
of the discharge of William A Miller without any
inquiry as to his efficiency or character. Miller at
that time invoked the aid of the Civil Service Com
mission, asserting that his dismissal had been
without due warrant of law. and the President
then enunciated a principle for the guidance of the
Public Printer and the Civil Service Commission.
If there should be a recurrence of the Miller in
cident the <"ivil Service Commission would be the
proper court of resort for the employe who believed
he had suffered an injustice, and would be amply
competent to deal with the case.
Transfer of Credit for $500,000 to Helena
Office Necessary.
lur telk<;r.w-!i to thk iimbine.)
1 hUad'lphia. a '-■ 30.— A fciK transfer of credit
for August was inaJ • to-day <■: \V. S. Pugh. cash
ier of this Sub-Treasury. He telegraphed to B. H.
Tatem, the assayrr In charge of the United Suites
As«ay Office In Helena. Mont.", credit for $:•«■••••
The reason for the laree ereOtt at thin *eat-on of
the year, when financial circles arm generally dull,
lit th« unexpected uulonJipK ■■! a quantity of srold
ore by miners fiaot various points in Alaska.
Barr Gets Windward Position and Keeps It Neither Yacht Finixhc*—
Upton Still Hopeful
!l rt. Oiiipp mark. Hair «t<>t>pnl. time.
Varht. >!• *•• *■ "• ■> *> H. M. 9. N. M. *.
llellnn.-. IIiOIMT :*.:::T:«>4t ;•.:«.-.:<•«♦ l«l.-.:i:r
•Shamrock 111 IIjOIiI4 :t:l.-.:»H» . »:i:: ; 4«;
•The Shamrock mrl the llfHntn-r t>lel>t minute* after that >arht had rnond^il
tht* outer mark, ■<> It ivoulil probably hair taken her «iitri-n nlnatr* to roand (hr
mark and rcnoh the »i»ot whfrr they both <topprd.
Mil<-« —til ■ by Itcltani-i.. r»l>ool UO.
SSI lea xii 11.-. I by Miiiniroi-li, ahont 17lx.
11. M. 9.
riii|>«i-<l time of lli-linn<-r to onter mark »x.TT.:1.1
Kln|t*od time of Kelinnre to poiat of laiit fell at li34tSO SsfßlM
Klnpned time of Shamrock to point of Insf tack at I :• »:."O U:l"t:."tl
(.nln in favor of IN-lian.r While «in«l waa oqnnl for both yacht* «>.-<M>iSH
Weather furrrnxl for to-morrow: Fair, «lth Ileht north fria«l«. becomlac fresh.
No. I am not in the leant disappointed j
with my boat or Mm effort!* to-day. The j
wind wn* »o variable neither boat had a. We are perfectly «atlsfl>«l. \\e always
Kood chance, and particularly mine, with have been.— C. Oliver Ijflin.
the smaller nail area. Walt till we Ret a
Rood hreeae. Thomas Llpton.
Business Stops to Watch Race —
Keen Chagrin Over Result.
(Special to The New-York Tribune by French Cable.)
(Copyright: 1908: Fv The Tribune Association.)
London. Aug. 20.— The utmost disappointment
has been caused by the result of the first race
between the Shamrock and the Reliance. The
comment is made on the fact that the corre
sponding races of ISO 9 and 1001 ended in the
same way, and wonder is everywhere expressed
that so important a contest should be fixed for
a time of the year when the prevailing winds
cannot be relied upon. Probably no sporting
contest has ever been followed with keener ex
citement than the international yacht races of
this year. Business in this city was practically
suspended, and the sole topic of discussion was
the race. Notwithstanding the failure which at
tended Sir Thomas Lipton's previous attempts,
the utmost confidence was expressed in the abil
ity of Shamrock 111 to bring back the famous
cup to this country if it encounters light winds.
The challenger was therefore expected to show
its best form. The fact that it was unable to
hold the Reliance to-day, therefore, is not con
sidered a good augury for its eventual success.
Sir Thomas Upton's sportsmanlike courage and
indomitable pluck are well known, and accord
ing to his own- statement, which was published
here to-day, he said:
"I am eating, drinking and sleeping with the
hope of lifting the America's Cup. and I have
put away all business until I either win it or
lose it."
There i= a general Impression that i f Sham
rock ill proves unable to retrieve the failures of
its predecessors, the United state? "ill '
in undisputed possession of the troph> for some
years to come.
Crowds Block Streets to Watch Bulletins-
Hope for To-morrow's Race.
Glasgow, Aug. 20 Not since the contest \>»
tween th<* Thistle and th^ Volunteer has there
been such excitement over the racp for the
America's Cup ;is prevails here now. From the
time of the start of the race the streets were
flllen with crowds that blocked vehicular traffic
wherever a siErht of a race bulletin was obtain
At Dumbarton the citizens showed ever, more
interest. They have subscribed for ;i I
searchlight service by which the results of the
contests can be notified to the surrounding
country- The announcement that to-day's race
had been called off was received wtthjrttter dis
appointment, but tlicr.- is a general feeling of
confidence that shamto. k ill will make a better
showing at Saturday's race.
Lipton's Fellow Members Lay All the Blame
on the Flukey Breeze.
r. Au«. -<»• While Mio snowing of
Shamrock 111 in its first race against the Re
liance is a great disappointment to th*» chal
lenger's supporters here, none are willing to id
mit that it has not . c 'iil a good chance of lift
ins the CUP.
The clubhouse of the Royal Ulster
Club was crowded this afternoon and evening
with members, who eagerly •canned every bul
letin. Hugh Kelly, the honorary secretary Of
thp club, and other men •■ that the
flukey breese was 'l":i p responsible for the su
perior showing of the Reliance
Th<* excitement in Belfast and elsewhere, was
Intense during the race, and th«> »ti
filled with fager crowds. The universal senti
ment is that Shamrock in Is sure to n
-:t:..ns when a fair and steady breese Is
There was a large crowd last night waiting at ih»
East Twenty-thiro-st. pier to see those who landed
trom the various yachts that anchored ,it the New-
York Yacht Ctuo'i anchorage. Many prominent
persons wen among those who lai:df-<1 there. anJ
ciie^rs were frequent as they were recognized.
Prominent among these was Rear Admiral W. S.
Schley, who. with Mrs. BcnM had been the guest
of W. P. Eno, on th ■ latter* yacht, the Aquilo.
Admiral Schley was enthusiastic over the race.
"The American boat Is a -wonderful vessel." he
said. "I think she wi'l beat the. Shamrock It was
too bad there was no: sufficient wind to finish the
race to-day."
iJeneral Joseph Wheeler and .Mrs. Wheeler hud
. lieen the guests of R. A. C. Smith, on the Privateer,
General heeler was just as enthusiastic «jver the
Reliance as wa.-i Admiral SchVy.
J. .1. Hill and a party of friends were on th*
yacht <onta Mr. Hill refused to »-xpre^s any
opinion ar to the eventual outcome <>* :he rat<-.<.
but .-hi' that the American boat was a beauty.
Coluiie! Julius Kleisohmnnn. Mayor of Cincinnati,
owner of Jne yacht Hiawatha, said that the Ke
iiam->- v.as a woti'ierf .1 boat. He also had a word
or two of praise i'or Sir Thomas Upton yacht.
E. «*. Benedict, viewed the contest from his
yacht Unelda. He raid: -The Reliance in a beauti
ful yacht anl made a wonderful shewing. She is
a Urd ..f the se a .- . ;v ; -s-, „ ■ , ..
John «. McDonald wa* on tlv» Sapphire, the
rural .f J«.hii Prarce. Mr. McDonald ct-niVsieU
that he d!-in t know anything about yachting, out :
■aid he ir**Uy enjoyed himself.
If you want a collar hiitton to depend ->n huy a ]
Kremeutz ■..« Piece. There's none i" *• kooo.— . j
Clouds and Heavjt Skemtn Partly
Mar* Spectacle.
In a day of clouds, heavy showers arc! faint
and fitful breezes the attempt to sail the flrse
Of the series of races between Shamrock 111 and]
the Reliance for the Americas tup resulted in a
fluke. The wind simply would not travel fa?C
enough to carry the yachts over the thlrty-mllft
course within the time limit of flv^ and a half
hours, and at ;". : J.">. when the racers had be-»n.
sailing about four hours and three-quarters an.i
were still many miles frost home, the race nai
declared off.
At that time the Reliance had turned th«»
outer mark something more than a mile and %
half in advance of Sir Thomas T-ipton's chal
lenger, and appeared to be steadily Increasing
her lead. Shamrock 111, on the other hand, lid?
not even turn the mark. but. seeing that th*
Reliance could not possibly finish in time, ska
abandoned the race when she met the America n
boat on her course for home, came up into tha
wind and signalled for her tug.
It was about the worst possible sort of a day
for a yacht race, but while thousands who went
down .to the sea in ships were sorely disap
pointed at the result, they had the satisfaction
of an assurance which many yachtsmen believe
fairly conclusive, that the Cup will he success
fully defended. Sir Thomas Upton is on record
as believing that light airs and windward work
are the strong points of the challenger. Yester
day's race was almost entirely to windward, and
the' breeze was zephyrlike. Yet from the very
start the Reliance outsailed her rival. Sir*
pointed up appreciably better, and outfooted the
Irish boat constantly, fave when the. latter wai
sailed further off the wind. Th- fact thai
Shamrock 111 did not turn the outer mark makei
it difficult to estimate accurately the lead of
the American yacht at the end of the twenty
mile beat. But it was something like lit—
minutes m time, and the distance was sorely
more than a mile- and a half. Had the breeze
freshened an hour or two earlier than it did tha
victory of the Reliance would have be?n certain.
Yachtsmen were asking each other la?t night
bow, if Shamrock 111 could not make a better
showing under conditions that her owner, her
designer and her skipper considered favorable
to her. she could expect to win when the cir
cumstances were less favorable? There were
not lacking enthusiastic partisans of the Her
reshoff boat who declared that Shamrock lit
could beat either the Constitution or the Co
lumbia. This is probably an extreme view,
but there is no doubt whatever that nine out
of every ten yachtsmen who saw the race ar«»
serenely confident that victory Is assured th*
' Candor compels the statement that the rac«
|as a race- was not much to look at. The su
periority of the Reliance under thp existing con
ditions became apparent after the yachts had
come about for the first time after crossing th*
line, for the experts figured it out that at that
time Harr had made up all the heavy time al
lowance conceded to the challenger, and a hie
more, and from that time the Reliance steadily
drew away from her rival, though during most
of the time there was not wind enough to HI th«
mainsails, and the sloops rolled so heavily in th»
nasty swell that their white v.ings lost a good
part of what little wind there was. Interest, too,
was largely dispelled by the fact that long be
fore the Reliance turned for home it was known
that nothing short of a howling gale would
waft her past the lightship in time to make a
race. But, worst el all. the wind hauled from
th» southwest well toward the west in the last
hour of the race, and when the American boat
turned the stake she found a reach home, and
not a run before th« wind, awaiting her. This
settled the thing beyond peradventure. and a
good part of the attendant fleet promptly turned;
their noses toward New-York, without waitlns
tor the official announcement.
Conditions were unfavorable from early morn-
Ing. Dull clouds overhung the harbor and tba
air was almost lifeless. Yet the observation fleet
was early astir, and from 8 o'clock until tha
starting gun was fired a marine avalanche
poured down the Hay and through the funnel of
the Narrows, all bound for the Sandy Hook
Lightship, the scene of so many notable . hung
assemblages. It was a spectacle worthy the oc
casion. There may have been a few more craft
assembled there for previous race.', but the sea
was black and white with oceangoing tugs,
palatial steam yachts, stately cvaatwise lineis.
excursion steamers topheavy with eager specta
tors, swift launches and sailing eruft of every
possible description, from the l.Vfoot cat boat to
the majestic .schoonera fit t<> sail in any winU
th;it blows and on any sea that Hows.
,-(,.. observation fleet found the ru.cers await
ing them when they arrived at the lightship.
Uoth yachts were taken in tow before t> o'clock,
the. Reliance being tewed by the Guiding Star
and the Shamrock by the Cruizer. Arrived at
the lightship, both of ttem got up sail. and.
under mainsail a^d forestays-all. each of the
rival racers stood. off »nd on the wlr.d waltinc
for the arrival of the. hour V. ml the spectator?.
The difference n^we'eri* 1 tfce two yachts was
striking i.' the cxtreine-su striking that the
The entire *ervic* of »h«v'liu«3»jn Hirer Day Lirf*
Is built -md arranged exclusively for the handllns
«i tour tat tra\e. No freight.— A-ivU

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