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"VOL LXYII.-N0. 34. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1899.-COPYRIGHT. 189U.BYjS SPRINtTn G ANDPUBLISII1NG ASSOCIATIOISL WICiTtuO CKNTS Wk
FIRST RACE A WM.
Wind Died On Beat Home and
Yachts Didn't Finish.
CHANGEABLE ALL THE TIME.
Columbia Gained More Than Two
Minutes to the Stake.
Ihnmrnrk First Across the Line, bill to lu in
bio Passed Her nml Hounded thr Mark
In the l.rml-In III" Unit llulue Shum
rork II nd Ilrtt Luck with Iho 1'iiffy Wind
1 nnd Passed Her, tn lis Again Overtaken
Hr American Itoat Ueforo the Untitle
Announced Thnt Itnce Was Ofl-Fleet of
Kirnrslon Ilnatt lllggest on lleconl
ratrnl System Wni Utfertlvo and There
Wns no Interference, with the Itacers.
A fickle wind thnt begun lu force, slackened,
b.ewby fits and starts. swelled and diminished
icln. now dying nw ay almost altogether nnd
then regaining just enough energy to belly out
the t-alla of thu two blif racing yachts, mado a
fnlluro. and a very lluky one, of the first of
the races for the America's Cup between the
Columbia and tho Shamrock. It left thom
three mlies from homo when the time that
thoy had under tho rules to finish the course
had elapsed After starting almost minute
lehlnd her rltal. Columbia had overtaken
and passed her und had rounded the turn
ing mark two minutes ahead. On the
beat homo Shamrock by fine handling
and much luck, overtook Columbia, eained the
lead and lost It nealn. and enlned und lost it
a.-aln. When the live anil n half hours within
nlilch the rules said tho boats must cover the
course had elapsed the two wero so near to
getherthatan apple could have been tossed
from one to the. other. A moment before this
Columbia had poked her nose nhead to lee
ward of Shamrock. They were on almost
e ie n terms when tho whistles were blown that
announced the end of the time. Shamrock
was perhaps n third of a length in the
lead. Tho yachts had failed to cover
I the course In the prescribed time and
lefts wide-open question as to whleh is the
better boat
(In the whole. It may be said that Co
lumbia showed to better advantage, for on
the run out over the flfteen-mllo course, after
a third of the distance had been covered she
calned steadily, but not without luck, and on
the beat back Shamrock had by far tho greater
part of the luck with the fickle breezes, and
yet at the end was not much better than on
even terms with her rival. In spite of the fact
that the wind made a fluke of It, the race made
as tine a day's sport for the thousands who
went to eee It. and it was a day full of exoite
ment.
'ihe system of patrol arranged for the day by
the torpedo boats and revenue cutters kept the
roadway for the yachts absolutely clear d urine
the run nut. Completing that the discipline or
the authority gave out nmong the patrol, and
the excursion fleet got exceedingly mixed. Per
haps the patral oflloers were bettor engineers
than rallormen. and while they could steam
straight away in exaellent order, when it came
to tacking with tho yachts they collapsed to
a creat extent, and Instead of being restrained
according to the diagrams carefully prepared
for the fleet a piogress, the steamers strung
out ahead as well as behind the racers, not
o near as to bother their wind much, but so
close ss to restrict greatly their freedom of
choice in the making of long Ueks or short
ones
Sunday and Hominy had blown strong from
th north, nnd when Tuesday opened with tho
wind tl'l lo'dlng In vigor, the yachtsmen's
heres ro-e 1 ieh r. a big yellow sun rose on
situs filled with ulnd clouds. It seemed that
the da, had been made to order. The
weather experts found a fifteen - knot
breeze that would send the yachts scur
rying over the course in a fashion that
wouM liothei all but the fastest excursion
boats ! . keep up. It was a northeast wind
which cuncd the waves merrily, though being
off shore It raised little Ben. The hare that
hung oter the Jersey coast was soon swept
sway It was chilly enough to make overcoats
pleasant and steady enough to make every one
who was Interested In tho big race happy.
Columbia and Shamrock spent the night side by
i'lein the Horseshoe, and nt break of day their
erews began putting on the finishing touches
that would make them fit for any sort of
weither that Providence might have in store
for them Hlnin rock wns ready llrst, nnd at 11
o'clock in thu morning, when her tender the
Walhee li. rum camo along, sho was ready to
te taken in tow and start out for the Handy
I Hook Lightship, where the rnce was to begin
It was almost half an hour later whon the Co
lumbia's tender passed a lino to her and started
for the point of the Hook, An hour before
this time the run clown the bay had been
begun by the fleet of boats loaded
with spectators from top deck to water
line. A hundred yachts were na their way,
eh with a load of folks praying for a stiff
Ireere Altogether tho lowor bay had almost
si lively an appearance as It did In the early
Homing on F iday lust when the steam craft.
M'rarently from everywhere were gathering
b lay their respects to Admiral Dewey. It
U a periect morning. Tho sun gradually
tiiiwel the chilliness out of the air aud save
l"rtlie wind clouds, tho sky was clear nnd bluo.
Iien the despatch boats that were to form a
I irt i.f the patrol fleet that kept tho course
rear cot don n the bay, Shamrock had already
founded the Hook, and with all her canvas
Hlli furled, was well out toward the Lightship,
folutnbla. In tow and with her mainsail up, was
lust rounding the Hook. The old eup defender
Mellant was standing out to sea with main
"II. jib aud working topsnll, heeled over
in tho breeze in n way that made
the experts question whether the racers
wounl try their clubs. Tho excursion
I oats that had waited to get the last passenger
tht could bo crowded aboard came along. The
torpsJo boats, that started long alter all of the
others, came Hying down at top speed, getting
'"the starling point befoie even the eaillest
risers got there. When Shamrock cast off her
'online, with her mainsail and jib bit, the Co
lumbia lining set herself free sometime
"rller. looking back toward the city the ocean
d the appearance of New York harbor on
lt busiest day. There was smoke everywhere
id sails everywhere, and they were all headiug
out toward the Handy Hook Lightship as fast
at Hum could drivo thom or the wlndoould
""ry them. Columbia, with mainsail, jib and
tajnall, was sailing toward the east, as pretty
1 Icturo as one would wunt to see. Shamrock,
"hen she had her sails spread, started nfter.
then circled around the Lightship and
'"ki'il i,.ii-k toward tho Hook In the
omen, n irom which tho lloet of ex
i "r,onbojt was coming.
The wind freshened as thstime approached
r i he ,tart to , made, and it was blowing a
o-. i eieven-knot breeze when the committee's
j" Hew the signals 11 F J, which indicated
tUt tliu iuuub would be south southwest. The
fee . :
race was to be fifteen miles straight running be
foro tho wind anil fifteen miles beating back.
When the signals were put up the excursion
fleet, wlfich had reached the Lightship by
this time, spread out toward the southwest:
tho torpedo boats aud tho revenue cutters had
already established a line not half a mtlu. but
from a mil to a mile and a half from a
straight line drawn from the Hundy
Hook Lightship dowu the Jer.soy coast,
and they hustlod back and forth warn
ing everybody to keep outside of that line,
threatening dire vengeance on any skipper who
dared to break over It even as much as a bust's
length.
At 11:15 the starting ouu was fired,
the yachts that had been jockoying about
being then somo distance from tho tine.
They came down, heading from two to three
points east of tho course. Probably Uarr was
willing to start behind, the rear boat before
the wind having the advantage. The Sham
rock crossed with spinnaker In stops (o port,
breaking out a small jib topsail as
she went over. The Columbia broko out
both spinnaker and balloon jib topsail In
crossing. She ran up quickly, threatening to
blanket the Shamrock, whereupon the
Shamrock luffed still further nnd Columbia,
unable to compete with her In that game be
cause of her spinnaker, put her helm up and
got upon the course. By this time she was
but little astern, and the Shamrock bearing
away for the course also pulled open her spin
naker nnd the race was on In dead earnest.
It was a sight to seo. On either side of
the yachts, botween two and three mllos apart
and almost as far as the eye could reach.was a
line of boats, most of thum filled and overflow
ing with an enthusiastic, shouting orowd.
There was the big four-decked Plymouth,
black from the gangways, abovo tho
water line to tho roof of tho pilot
house. There was tho City of Lowell, a three
decker, with as big a crowd nboard as she ever
' carried, and the Glen Island, the Monmouth,
tho Columbia, tho Orand Itopubllc, the Richard
Peck, the Dolphin, tho Block Island, tho Mount
Hope, a half dozen of the Iron Steamboats.nnd
dozens of others, all black with people.
Sandwiched in between theso along the lino
wire the most beautiful yachts that
are to be found anywhere tn the world. Ther
was the Aphrodite, the Valiant, the Varuna. the
Kanawha, the Niagara, the Columbia, 8us;ue
hauna. Peerless. Marietta, the Corsair and
almost a hundred others.
Within fifteen minutes the Columbia had
overhauled tho Irish boat, and nt half past
11 she was actually passing her, and the
crowds on the excursion boats cheered and
yelled In their happiness. The captains of
some of these big boats got so enthusiastic at
just this time that they began to crawl Into the
patrol line to get a better view, but they had
so more than stuck their nonos across when
there was a torpedo boat or revonue cutter on
hand, warning them baok, and ordinarily, to
their credit be it said, thoy went without a
whimper.
For ten miles now the rivals were steered on
a different theory. Columbia stood straight
down the wind for the mark, mainsail bal
anced against splnnnaker.and balloon jib hang
ing or flickering as balloon jibs do when the
wind comes straight from behind and lightly.
Shamrock, on the other hand, bore slightly
the eastward, so that she mado the wind play
caroms with her three great spreads of can
vas. Coming over her starboard quarter It
bounded from mainsail to spinnaker and from
spinnaker to balloon, so that the headmost
of the three swelled round and steady
and hard, like the others. This policy
took her somewhat off the true course,
but it took her ahead, and her skipper, being
oantent. held to it. Perhaps If the wind had
kept on as It began, the challenger might have
won tho honor of rounding for homo the first:
but this was not to be. Boreas, for It was his
veritable self that had been in action all this
time, began to show symptoms of heart failure.
Boon it was a case of It unmistakably, and It
developed too rapidly for him to provide the
yachts with enough driving force to finish.
From now on. tho wind was puffy, change
able and everything unsatisfactory between a
moderate gust and a virtual calm About five
miles from the mark, the wind checked
and balked. It backed around toward the
west, and here Cspt, Uarr might enter a
claim to better seamanship in trimming his
wings to suit. Capt. Hogarth might demur
and say that it was only a case of tho wester
ing wind striking the Columbia first; at any
rate the Columbia fl.-st doused her spinnaker,
threw over her boom to port and with
her balloon lib following after, she jumped
from a dead run to a broad reaeh, with all
pulling hard. Seeing how the land-of-the-sea
lay. Shamrock changed like her rival tn about
equal time, with this difference: while both
boats were shockiugly slow in getting their
balloons In snug and boautlful, the Sham
rock's crew were less slow. On thoy flew, for
by this time they were again flying, the Sham
rock coming back to tho course and falling In
behind the Columbia something uuder half a
mile astern.
Then the sharps thought thoy saw a test in
the Columbia's favor. If this mightily can
vased Shamrook, said they, cgjinot outfoot
Columbia on what should bo her best point of
sailing, n broad reach, what hope for
her when they turn to face tho wind?
Ther were reaching, and no change
In the distance between them. Perhaps the
white yacht gained, although the wind held
fairly true. On they went then, spurting and
checking, with the recurring flaws, until the
wind, again taking a mind to follow the cloak,
drew aft and In a moment Columbia's spin
naker pole fell to starboard and Its oanvas
flsshed out. This was a job well dono
by the Deer Islanders, comparing very favor
ably with a like effort ou the Shamrock.
Her spar appeared, but after looking
out, as It were. In n bewildered fashion.
It bobbed uncertainly for a few short
moments, and then vanished. It was a short
run for our defenilor, for soon the spln
naker was taken out of the balloon jib's
way again, a second gybeenmn next, nnd on
the port tack both boats foamed for the mark
now close at hand. Capt. Uarr couldn't see the
bettor work dune meanwhllo on ('apt. Ho:
garth's ship, but ho can learn by being told.
Upon coming on to this tack, both boats
sat their balloon staysails. Hhnmrock set her
jib preparatory to the windward work
for home before the staysail was lowered, Co
lumbia hauled hor staysail down first nnd ran
for a time with so much less canvas, The Hue
of boatloads of spectators had forged ahead
until the leaders went already at the turning
point and worn crowding in on the
eourso. Thoy woro nut bothered thciu for
tho simple reason that they were not in the
way. the yachts bolug too far astern. The
toipedo bouts and despatch boits hold
the line stsady back, where the yachts were,
and on either side of the yachts there was u clear
space of at least a m Hound a half. More than
was necessary, a great deil; but tho day being
dear, the crowds could see what the boats
were doing almost sb well as If they had been
a half ralloormore further in. The Corsair,
the flagship of tho Now York Yacht Club,
which had remained behind at the start,
had forged ahead Inside the line of
guard boats and torpedo boats and had
taken her place at the head of the line Now
and then when an anxious captain would try
to break through there would be a dozen
sharp warning whistles from somo one of the
boats, and If he didn't put back the next
moment he would have a torpedo boat run
ning dead at him. All that It was neces-
At the Vaeht Itares.
Irrojr Brut Champagne and King William Keotch
Whlikei IV. U. l'.J served on sll tu busts. -J.1.
'
sary to do to drive hlin out was to
start one of these boats In his dlreotlon, and
he would get out of the lino ns quick or
quicker than he got In. The run dewn from
this point to the stake, boat was ono to set the
crowds chonring for joy, for Columbia had
kept Inching little by little, and wldonlng
the space between herself and the Briton. A
white pigeon that had been Perchod on the top
otColumbia'a mast left It and flew straight as
a die to Shamrock and perchod on tho end of
hor gaff. That didn't bother the experts but
It did bother the superstitious, aud they won
dered what sort of an omon it would bo. Then
a flock of uucks camu along and went by both
boats at the speed of a railroad train, and the
suporstitlous said that was an omen too; but
what It was an omen of they couldn't say.
As the boats neared tho mark the excursion
boats and tug boats and yachts piled In the
other sldo of it until the place looked
like an Immense shipyard. The patrol
boats took stations far enough beyond
the stako to make it Impossible for any of the
fleet to Interfere with the yachts as they
rounded. Tho big ships wore driven perhaps
a milt) beyond the stuke, and they backed up
there crescent shaped At a distance they
Becmod to bu lashed together. Water could
scarcely be seen through them.
As Columbia nesrod the stake she was as
lovely as the day. Every Inch of sail
was drawing, and she was going like
a race horse. She turned at 1 :.'i7 :fj7. gybing
with the mark on her starboard hand,
and the moment that her bowsprit
showed beyond, the fact was announoed
by a concert of whistles that approached in
strength the noisy reception accorded to Ad
miral Dewey when hla flagship anchored In the
North Hlver to review tho naval parade. It
started with a long blast from the whistle of
one of THE Bus's despatch boats. As Colum
bia swung clear around every boat in the great
fleet let loose. Thero wore fog horns
and slrons and shrill shrieks of the little
yachts and the deep bass notes of tho Sound
steamers, the river boats and the excursion
steamers. It lasted for a full minute, died
away and started up again louder than ever,
and was hushed ns Columbia filled
away on the starboard tack, going
strong and apparently a winner all over.
All wore silent now in expectation of what
would be shown by Shamrock's turn. What
had sho lost? How far was she behind?
Hogarth dampened the aallormaa's joy by
turning clumsily, the lessoning wind having
bothered him In his manoeuvre of swingiug the
boom over but the uncompromising patriot
felt the quicker pleasure as Shamrock swung
slowly round two minutes and one (second
later than the Stars and Stripes bearer. This
meant that the American boat had gained two
minutes and forty-four seconds In fifteen miles
to lseward. This promised victory with n great
promise, and as the wind was now fresh the
prospect seomed as fair as native hearts could
desire. But the last of the good wind came.
After a scries of short tacks they stood out to
sea. the Shamrock refusing to be left further
behind. Tho hopes of the thousunds who
wnnted to see Columbia win began to go down
particularly In those boats that hustled ahead
after tho stake had been passsd and got well
in advance of the yaohts as they were working
their way; for the angle at which the specta
tors on those boats saw the yachts made It
appear that Shamrock was qulokly overhaul
ing Columbia. So after the shouting and
cheering nnd roaring of whistles only a few
minutes before, the crowd began to get blue.
About half nn hour after the turn, the blue
ones became satisfied that It was mainly the
angle of sight and not the Shamrock that was
making their courage sag, They turned
toward shore again and the new
alignment opened the gap again In Columbia's
favor. The wind regained its snap while
Columbia forgod ahead, well to windward and
leading as gaily as at the turn. Slowly they
went In towards the shore as the breeze grew
drewsy. and then the Shamrock caught the
Columbia asleep, for, quietly turning
on her heel, and she can turn quloker than
any boat of her inches ever seep, she spilt
tacks with her enemy, the latter permitting
it, and stolo out to sea. It wasn't
that the wind sprang up to welcome
her there but that it held while the
Columbia glided into the doldrums.
Shamrock, still standing on alone, had wind
enoughand was working ahead, making up the
distance lost on tho run out nnd any
time lost from the stake thus far on the
homeward journey. To the crowd on
the exoursion boats and on tho tugs
and the yachts it was just about as dis
couraging a spectacle as could bo Imagined.
There was Columbia hardly stirring, and
there moving well out where the wind was blow
ing was Shamrock, even with the sign of
a bone In her teeth. It was a time tor the
lovers of Columbia to foel sorrowful. Not a
band could be heard playing, not a whistle
tooted, and thero wasn't a cheer. It
was all deep gloom. Shamrock kept on.
Minute after minute passed. She came
around on the starboard tuck and still held the
wind ; and thero was Columbia barely moving.
Now and thou a little puff would come that
would fill her sails, but almost before she had
begun to movo It was away again, It
looked as It Shamrock was going to walk
heme and leave Columbia practically anchored.
The experts who were favorable to Colum
bia swore long cuss words at Capt. Uarr.
They said he should have known better,
he hadn't any business to get so far
In shore, and a lot of other things.
This condition of affairs kept up for a heart
rending length of time All the time Sham
rock gained until thero was no question
that she had overeomo all of Columbia's lead
and wns in the lead herself Then she lost the
wind; It died out where she was; the bone dis
appeared: her speed slackened: her sails
flapped as had Columbia's, while over In Co
lumbia's neighborhood there was now and
then a puff that lasted half a minute or so and
at least gave the American boat headway
The puffs camo more frequently, Co
lumbia's sails Idled again and she
moved in a manner to start, the hopes of
the spectators for n few moments. They saw
Shamrock's sails still Hupping. The wind had
been cutting up such capers, blowing now
here, now there, that they more than half
expected to see Shamrock continue be
calBied asd Columbia again make up
the time that she had won before,
liut no sueh luck, Within a very few moments
Shamrock got wind again and led as before.
Neither yncht was much more than moving,
and now arose the question of whether either
would get home in time to make a race.
From where they werothoLlghtshipwasjust
opening out on the horizon. They had a good
four miles to go and a wind so uncertain that
even a weather prophet wouldn't risk his rep
utation on It one way or the other,
fills wind nfter a bit became stead
ier, but It was light. Less thau an
hour aud u half remained tor tlm yachts to get
to tho Lightship. From the line outside tho
patrol bouts, while Slmin rook's sails seemed to
be filled better than Columbia's, Columbia
seemed to be galnlug some on the British boat.
This gain very soon was seen to bo
substantial, but it certainly didn't look
as It in the run to tho Lightship
she could catch the fleet challenger. Once or
twice tho yachts could scarcely tack. Once
both were headed off so that they pointed away
from home. It beenme evident then thut
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unless n gale Bprang up mlraoulouafjUpe?
wns no possibility of n finish, and tliereKU
a galu In sight. In fact there wns harfflSP
breath of air In sight Just then
When thero was but thirty minutes leftColutn
bla got a breero that sent hor scuttling after
I Shamrock at a rate that startod hope again
1 Everybody had seen that the race could not be
ilnlshod, but they wero nil praying that when It
onded Columbia should be ahead. In fltteen
minutes sho gained almost all that she had lost
and the signs of joy on the excursion fleet could
again be heard. Thu bands started up. Now
nnd then there was a yell, Now and
then somebody would toot a whistle,
and Columbia moved on Two-thirds of
the boats that had formed the lp.no down which
tho yachts wero coming had at this time
I gone way ahead and wore hovering about the
Lightship. Tho other third were crowding In
on the Hue that should have been kept clear
and crowding In astern, but not to tho extent
that either of the yachts was interfered. Seven
minutes bofore 5:45. which wns the time that
the race should have been finished, Columbia
got on even terms with Shamrock and started
to run through her lee. Sho did show a stronkuf
daylight between thom. and thon just as sud
denly and without any satisfactory teason
Shamrock started to walk away from her.
This last seven mlnutos of tho contest was as
exciting as any part of it. After being passed
by Shamrock the Becond time. Columbia came
up to almost even terms ngalu, then once
more she was even, only to fall back
again. The skippers of tho yachts wore within
speaiclng distance, when around the Lightship
the whistles began blowing, announcing that
the tltno In whleh the race must bo finished had
elapsed, and tho day's sport was over.
The race was dead, but in Us death the boats
that mado It wore not divided.
Columbia quickly took in her spinnaker,
and then, straagely enough, she poked her
bow ahead of Shamrock, and they were In that
position when the boats that had brought up the
rear came along. Within five minutes of
the whistling signifying tho end, tow lines had
been passed to tho yachts, their sails were
lowered and the work of taking them In to an
anchorage behind the Hook, thoro to He until
to-morrow morning, was begun. Tho moment
that tho whistling began the big excursion fleet
around tho Lightship turned its back on the
yachts and started helter skelter back for the
city. The boats.that were behind the yachts
rang, jingled their bells and started on too.
They all ran in close.nnd many of them cheered.
The Erin, which had followed close astern and
which was crowded with friends of Sir Thomas
Llpton and Itlchard Croker, ran alongside
and everybody stood up and waved his
hat and cheered the Shamrock and her
crew. The Shamrock's sailors lined up along
the port rail and returned the cheers. The
Erin forged ahead a bit and her passengers
and crew repeated the cheer for Columbia
and her men, and Columbia's men re
turned it. Then Columbia and Sham
rock woro left alone to bo towed to their
anchorago and the belated boats put out at
top speed after the big fleet that was racing
homeward, Darkness was coming on almost
before the fleet was Inside the Hook, and
lights were placed.
Thun some of the excursion boats, notably
those at the Iron Steamboat Company, niai1'
themselves n nuisance and made the sklppo.s
of all the other boats swearing angry by light
ing up aro llrtits on their after decks. Those
lights made deep shadows outside of the boats
and It was almost Impossible for the sklppetr
of the boats who came after. In whose eyes tho
lights were shining, to see anything, and col
lisions were narrowly averted In many in
stances. It was halt past 0 when the head of
the fleet arrived at the Battery, and the
whole fleet came quickly after. There was
a jam in both the Tast and the North
rivers. Excursion boats got tangled up
with fsiryboats, tug boats with excursion
boats and yachts with everybody else; but so
far as reportod there were no accidents of any
account, and everybody who went to see tho
race got homo safn nnd happy, whether he
wanted to see the Shamrock win or the Colum
bia. As one old salt put It, It was
one of those casus whore much could
be said on both sidoa, and there will boas much
Interest In Thursday's race as there would
have been if there had not been even an at
tempt at a race yesterday ; probably there will
be moro. for Shamrock's adherents and Colum
bia h adherents both deolare that their boat
made tho better showlng.and that If sho gets the
right kind of weather next time, she will win.
T1IK TOYAQB lit DKTAlt,
Varying Fortunes of the Yaehts In the
Fickle Winds.
At 11 o'clock the preparatory whistle was
sounded and a red ball run up from the deck
of tho committee boat, which was anchored
nbout 'JOO yards east-southeast of the Sandy
Hook Lightship. At that time the Shamrock
and Columbia wore abeam of tho Light
ship, half a mile out. under mainsail,
jib and club topsail. Both had their fore stay
sails up In stops ready for breaking out. Two
men were aloft on the Shamrock's spreaders
and one man on the Columbia's, ready for any
thing that might happen. The boats neared
each other until they were only 'JOO yards
apart and then the Shamrock swung round and
both beaded for the space of water betweon
the committee boat und the Lightship. There
was still ten minutes before the warning
signal would be soundod, so the boats simply
erulsed back and forth In proximity to the
line. They were still close hauled as they had
been since their mainsails were first hoisted,
early In the morning, but preparations were
made to lower the splnnuker pole to starboard,
for It was to be a run of fltteen miles straight
before the wind, which would mako it a race
down the Jersey coast ton little below Elbe
ron where a stakeboat was anchored about Are
miles from shore. Nearing the line the Sham
rock, which was lending, came up Into the wind
a bit. nllowing Columbia to get nearer to her.
Then they sailed off togothor and waited for
the warning signal which came at 11-10. and
was followed by the hoisting of another red
ball. This left live minutes in whleh to
manoeuvre around the starting line.
The course did not appear to bo very well
oleared, thore being a few straggling excur
sion boats visible In almost every point
of tho compass within halt a mile of the
Lightship, but there was a fairly clear
space dead to leeward. It was much
bettsr, howover. than It ever has been
before around the starting line of Cup laces.
Most of the excursion boats kept well out or
the way, and after the yachts ouce got started
they were not bothered at all in the fifteen
mile journey to the first mark.
THE HTAHT.
Whon tho warning signal sounded the racers
circled around und then sailed off together
about aUO yards to tho northwest of tho line.
There was uo serious attempt at maniruvrlng.
The yachts simply stood off and chose their
own positions. At 11 15 o'clock the starting
signal was blown on the committee's boat nnd
Instantly the two red balls dropped to the deck.
The boats now had two minutes In which to
cross the line. Should they not cross within
the limit they would incur a handicap. There
was no tear of this, however, na the handlers
of the boats took care to be closeenough to get
over long before tho handicap limit expired.
The Shamrock peoplo had judged the time so
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UhP that twenty-soven seconds aftor the slg
ffol, or at ll!l5::7, she crossed. Th chal
lenger wns lw) feet In front or the Columbia
and a bit to the westward other. Asshonesred
the Hue she lowered her spinnaker pole and
set a small jib topsail,
Columbia came thundering dowu and broke
out her splnnuker to starboard just before
crossing at 1I:1U:'J0. Hardly had the Immense
folds of canvas been presented to the wind
when her big balloon jib topsail was seon
breaking from tho stops that confined it to the
stay. Capt. Uarr steored a course which put
herdlrestly behind tho Shamrook in ordor to
take the foreign boat's wind away from her,
but the challenger edged off to the eastward
and escaped. She set her huge spinnaker at
llrlK) and then headed on hor true course,
which was indicated by a guldo boat sent off
lu front of the racers.
Once they wore fairly going, the Columbia
crept up and partially shut off the forelgnur's
wind. At 11:2.' she was close up to her an da
mluuts later the boats were practically on even
terms, thirty yards apart. Tho Yankee boat
came up so quickly that the Shamrock peoplo
became alarmed, and at 11:'J0 they hauled
down their small jib topsail, replacing It with
a ballooner. This pushed her ahead until her
atom was on a lino with the Columbia's mast.
A minute later, however, the Columbia crept
up with a fresh pull of wind and thon walked
right away from the Irish bott, so that In tho
spate of two mlnutos thero wns almost clear
water between them. Bho continued to creep
away.uutllat 11:S5, ortwonty minutes after
the start, thore was a good half length to tho
credit of the Cup defender.
IUCINO NIP AND TUCK.
Then Capt. Wrlnge, who was attending to
the Shamrock's head sails, trimmed the jib
topsail in a bit, sent all tho mon aft and watted
for results. They were not long In coming. The
Shamrock pulled up on the Columbia and
within Ave minutes' time was again on even
terms with hor. Her balloon sail was smaller
and probably a bit lighter than the Columbia's.
At any rate, it filled better, and she was able
for a time to hold her own. The wind shifted
a bit to the north nnd the challenger edged off
to the eastward, evidently with the Intention of
gybing and rushing to the mark on a reaah,
whloh was supposed to be her strong point of
sailing. The Columbia edged off a little, too
but not so much as her rival. Sho did not like
the result, and eoon shaped a true course for
the mark again. The guide boat was a mile
ahead, going south southwest for the stake.
The wind which at the start was fully ten
miles sn hour had been dropping, and after
about forty minutes of sailing registered not
more than ssvon or eight miles an hour. It
was not strong enough to fill the big head
sails of the Columbia, which fell flat and fre
quently pressed against the stay. On the
other hand, the Shamroak's head sails were
almost continually full. She gained slowly on
her rival, but her salts wero drawing so well
that It seemed as though she should have
gained faster.
snAMBOCK's HklJM DHAWISO SPLENDIDLY
At 12 o'elook. or after they had been sailing
just forty-flvo minutes, the challenger was
about a length and a half ahead,
but she was still sailing off her
course, hoping to get In a reach for the mark.
The Columbia was holding protty close after
the guide boat. The feature at this period of
the race, as every one sald.was the magnificent
way tho Sliamronk's sails wero drawing. AH
her canvas, even to tho big balloon jib topsail,
was pulling like a team of horses, while the
Columbia's satis were as limp as dish cloths.
The Shamrock continued to gain, and Ave
minutes sfter tho hour she was fully a quartor
of a mile away from her rival, but actually only
half that distance nearer the stakeboat, as sho
had not sailed n true course. At 12:08 the
Columbia folt the Influence of an extra puff of
wind. It Ailed her sails full, and, as luck would
havo It, the Shamrock ran Into a soft spot, and
for the first time during the raco her jib topsail
bellied in and out. and finally fell flat against
the stay. But this misfortune only lastad two
or three mlnutos, and soon tho conditions were
reversed again. The Columbia's big headsall
was again wrinkled like an empty sausage
skin, while the Shamrook's canvas Ailed full
and she drew away once more.
The supporters of the American boat began
to grow downhearted and that delegation
known ns the quitters had almost given up
hope, when suddenly there came a change
whleh, incidentally, was one of the prettiest
features of tho race. Tho wind had been
hauling round ever since the start and shortly
after the noon hour was blowing from the
north by west. Mr. Iselin, who, with his friend
Newberry Thorno, was generally supervising
the Columbia nnd paying particular atteutlon
to the wind, was ready when they reached a
point where they could benefit by It. It was
just fltteen minutes past 12 when the Co
lumbia's spinnaker was quickly hauled to the
deck and her spinnaker pole raised to Its place
olose against the must. The wheel was put up
andthe boom swung from starboard to port.
When the mainsail tilled on the other side the
main sheet was quickly hauled In and the Co
lumbia headed up a point and stood for the
mark on a broad reach.
loli'MUIa's cleveb move.
The mlnut nhu gybed, part of the crew set
the staysail, and with mainsail, club topsail,
staysail and balloon jib drawing full she
rushed away, leaving the Shamrock tolling on
with her spinnaker still up. When this cant
In the wind reached the ohallengar, she dupli
cated the Columbia's move. The spinnaker
was hauled down and thirty seconds later she
gybed. The boat straightened up, nnd the
staysail was set. This was about the only
misfortune that happened to the Shamrock
during the day. She had been standing away
off her course for the express purpose of fin
ishing the first leg with a reach. She took
chances of a shift In the wind and lost, for It
lett her far to leeward of the Columbia, und
nearly all the gain she had made up to this
time was lost in an instant. Tho shift of wind
soon put the Columbia ahead, and she made
for tlie stakeboat, which, however, was yet
miles away.
The breeze Increased a trifle aud the Ameri
can boat profited by it. Both hosts wero now on
a broad reach, but the Shamrock's boasted
superiority on this point of sailing wns no
where to be observed Ono of Tnr. Sun's tug
bouts wus directly In lino with the two racers lu
n position to see that the Yankee swiftly drew
nway from Sir Thomas Upton's sloop, At
rj:'J,'i o'clock she had a lead of a good deal
more thau the six seconds she Is furred to al
low the Shumrock according to the ineasiue
meutc, 8hn was drawing away so fast that
thu Shnmiock s oio reall.ed that something
must be done. Ah un.experiment they set tho
spinnaker to starboard, running up tlm huge
piece of canus from the deck, English fashion.
Instead of sending It uti lu stops and breaking
it out as the Yankees do.
"She will lose by that," said the captain of
The Sun's tug.
norii noiTH (ioinu rihr now.
He was right, the scheme was a Iiiluru and
the sail was not aloft mote than two minutes
before It came down again. The Columbia
continued lo draw away and at 12:35 o'clock
was more than a minute and a half ahead.
Both boats were going funt now nnd the cup-
tains on tho excursion steamers had to gle
jingle hells In ordor to keep up with tho pro-,
cession. Th Htoatners, by tho way, were we
behaed on thu run out to the mark ; they kept
at a respectful distance from tho racrrs and
did not at any time attempt to crowd the
course. There was plonty of room for every
I'latt's Chlorides, the llcst Disinfectant.
An odorless, stainless ll'iuiil. Cheap aud efnrlenl.
I Uiii'. I
I one and uo chance for complaint on the part ot
either Sir Thomas Llpton or Mr. Iselin.
I Meantime the 'vlnd was hauling to the west
ward, nnd at 12:4." o'clock was blowing from
the west northwest This kept the cre.vs
constantly hauling In sheets, und before long
It was almost a beam reach
Hut as It shlftod tho wind became fluky It
wns as far as tho wind was concerned one of
tho most peculiar data eer seonforaCup
race. When tho tace begau the wind registered
n good ten miles an hour, then it fell nnd roso
and fell again, and finally, after the boats had
roundod. It died almost entirely. Then It
freshened and gave promise ot furnishing
plenty of ammunition for tho finish of the race,
but only to die out again to n flat calm, leavlim
the boats bobbing up und down nlniost station
ary more than three miles from the llnlshlng
line.
There was continued trimming of sheets on
both boats. The Shanuock trimmed hers
much flatter than the Columbia, hut It did not
soem to do her much good for she could not
gain an Inch on the Yankee tlyer. Finally she
headed out to fen to get out fiom under Colum
bia's lee, and the lattiir altered her course to
hold the challenger In check Finding the
move wouldn't work tho foreigner shaped a
true course again and her rival followed suit.
NEAMNU THE OUTEn MsIlK.
After a few mlnutos trial of this manaunre
the Shamrock found n good stieak o' wind It
sent her ahead In line style and she gradually
lessened the gap between her and her rival,
especially as the latter ran into n soft spot
about this time. The little calm did not last
long, however, nnd soon tho American got the
full breeze again and nway she went. The
mark was now easily discernible in tliudlstnnce.
It was a big red ball rigged on a pole, tho end
of which was struck Intoa float. A few j-Hrds
beyond the mark ono ot the committee's tugs
wasstatloned. Tho boats wero heading directly
for It. and It appeared as though Miey would bo
able to make It In half an hour,
At 1 '10 o'clock theColumbla ran Into another
soft spot, but slipped out of it again In a few
minutes Then old Boreas began to play soma
more pranks. Tho bonts stood In toward the
shoro expecting that the wind would haul more
to the westward, but they wore wrong, for In
stead ot keeping ou to the west It began to go
hack north again. Columbia was half a mile
away from the Shamrock when this shift came.
Both boats promptly paid out their main sheets
and It wbb seen that the Columbia's crow
was ready to set the spinnaker to star
board. Hor bow fell off and she headed
straight for the mark. At 1 :10 tho Columbia's
sailors whipped down the staysail and broke
out the big spinnaker. Half a minute later the
Shamrock peoplo, who wero watching every
move mado on the rival boat, took down t' Ur
staysail and lowered the spinnaker pole over
the starboard side. But ft was hardly In place
before It was raised again. The wind had
shifted once more and caused Cnpt. Hogarth to
change his mind. Instead of setting tho big
sail he gybed the boom over. This was at
1:17 'MO.
Within two minutes the staysail was up
again and the Shamrock was running under
the same canvas she had used for the past
hour, namely, mainsail, club topsail, staysnll
and balloon jib topsail. Columbia's spinnaker
took all the wind out of her own big balloon
sail, whloh hung limply from Its stay. The
breeze, hauling still more, it sooraod as If the
Yankee would have to gybe very soon. Tho
Shamrook was galntngun her hand over fist,
getting the benefit ot tho shift In wind. Before
Columbia succeeded In checking liar sho had
cut down tho lead by half. At 1:21 Mr. Isclln
and his associates decided It was tlmo to call a
halt. The spinnaker was hauled on deck, the
main sheet taken in ns fast as tli crew could
pull it nnd over went thu boom to starboard.
HIIAMHOCK CKAWLS UP.
The crew had some difficulty In hauling the
balloon jib topsail sheet flat. It was a hard
sail to handle in any kind of weather, and the
Columbia had to bo luffed twice before tho big
piece ot oanvas was finally adjusted to suit the
handlers ot the yacht. The Columbia gybed at
1:22 and It was not until 1:27 that the crew
stopped hauling on the balloon sheet. All this
time the wind was hauling back toward the
north again. In the last ten minutes the
Shamrock had crawled up within s'riklng dis
tance of the American.
The Columbia's sheets were hauled In more
than the Shamrock's, and her speed appeared
to be hanging fire. Foi tune was favoring the
challenger, ns she was In a belt ot wind which
kept her sails full, while the Columbia's jib
topsail had begun to flutter again The wind
had hauled to the north-northeast and at 1 :25
was blowing very lightly.
Most of the excursion boats were lined
up behind tho stakeboat which was now
only a short distance in front of the rival
yachts. At 1.30 o'clock tho Shamrock hauled
down her staysnll and set a jlh. She was fully
two minutes behind the Columbia which at
this time was less than a half mile from the
stakeboat. When she got within n quarter of
a mile of the mark she let the balloon jib top
sail halyards run and the sail was no sooner on
the deck when the jib was broken out from Us
stops. A tnlnuto later the Shamrock hauled
down her big balloon nil and the boats were
now ready to zybo around tho mnrk.
COLUMBIA THE MUST AlinL'M).
At 1:.'17:57 the American boat swept up to the
float which marked the turning point of the
race and spun around the mark like a top.
leaving It on the starboard hand. The whis
tles of every excursion boat In the fleet set up
an awful din which only quieted down when
the challenger neared the buor In the mean
time the Columbia had passed her to leeward
on the way buck and had broken out n baby
jib topsail to help her In the beat back to the
Sandy Hook Lightship.
The Shamrock teaclied the mark just two
minutes nnd one second behind the Cup de
fender. She too wheoled around It hnndlly
and then put after her rival, who was now a
good distance ahead Sheets were hauled flat
ou both boats and the spectnloi settled ba"k
to eujoy the bnttiu of tucks which wns
to ensue. Tlie) h id not long to wait
Hardly had the Shamrock hauled clime
up Into the wind when the Columbia
put nbout on the port tnck and stood out to eca.
While she was spinning around the Shamrock
set a small jib topsail, but beioio it was diuw
Ing well Columbia lacked to starboard again In
order to shut off the foreigner's wind us much
as possible She was Htlll something more than
a quurter ot a inlie nhead. but she proposed to
hold tho whip huiid over her r.val to the fullest
extent of the law However, she wns not draw
ing full ou hei llrst tnck lieforn the Slismrict
came nbout, spinning fiom full to full like
lightning She was easily n second, pihar
two seconds, quicker In stays than theAmeil
enn boat. The ease with which she spun nrnunu
wns remarkable to those who had not seen her
In her prelliulnaiy trials
The Columlila pioposed to tight it out ou the
origin. il Hues, however, ami as noon as the
Shutnroek showed her huiul tho ankee came
about uguln. l.otli were now on the port t"X
and as TllK Si n'h tug wns In range it short
distance ateru of the racers it was seen that
the Columbia was sailing neatly n point higher
in the wind than tlm Shamrock. Sim threw
more spray from bar bows than the f irelgner.
but she had the foot nf the other and tho
onger they held on the f.vk tin- farther si o
ill i' a ana)
' We've g.it him linked now. 'said the captain
otTllK Sin h tug "Sure." said another sea-
I faring man who was tho skipper's guest. The
breero was picking up n lilt and though not as
The frost his ripened the aatumn colors, the
River is perfect, the hosts sr eteaoi betted and the
I band plejre. b.e Iay IJue ads. J .7,
' cJfM
" njasmassl
strong us It wan when tho mco began It was of , imTM
just about the tight stiength to suit the Amer- 4, iW
Icun boat In hor beat home. But It didn't hold tjr
good very long. f, !j
At 1-45 o'clock It began to grow lluky again, tS it
and one could see little puffs of wind shootliioj fjj a
over the surface of the water liko shoals of ' Jj
fish. Columbia got lu n soft spot and stayed )j
thure for five minutes: In the meantime, the fe?i
Shiiuirock soeinsd to bo u mngnet for all the ail$'
wind in thu neighborhood. Shu lieolnd and nl
footed It through tho water at a great rate. S5
COLUMBIA IV 1IAI1II LUCK. Jf
While the Columbia's sails vveiu almost W
llapplug, sho was able to cut down n greater f t
part of the lead of the American host. CnpU ,Bb
Hogarth did pot pinch her: on the con. W.
trnry ho gave hor plenty of head and ,f;Jj
let the wind do the rest. However. jjK
the elmllonger soon ran Into a calm, and then frfi!
both boats wore in tho muno fix. A minute "i fi
latern fresh puff sent them both living, and iS
thoy werenble to head up six polutmirnrertlie j!i
finishing line In five minutes the wind lind tjl!
como fiom nbout slxtoen out of the thlrtv- ffih
two points of tho compasi. The boats simply fW
lay waiting for n definite slant of a wind to j,
strike their sails. From the tlmo the stake- lx
boat was lounded until now the challenger ' fflfc
had Ind much the better of every change. 'fVft
After another period of comparative enlra J fig
and again the Shamrock was fortunate. She Hfiw
caught n puff that enabled her to point close , ilsR
up to the lightship, while tho broer-e that struck , "l
the Columbia hold hcrawnyoffthe mark. Thus 'L'R
they sailed for three minutes or more, when JYS?
llnully tho Yankee caught tho wind that had Wis
helped the Shamrock, and sho was nhlo to head 'BO''
up ns high nt her lit nl. $?
At 1:50 the Co'nmhla tacked to starbonnl. -ISf
The Shamrock followed half n niinuto Inter. fr?.
but only held this board a minute, for nft
at 1:57 she tuckod to port again. Columbia Urli
promptly put about, too. On each of these Rb8
hitches tho green-oolored sloop had gained '1H?j!i
a second or two nnd what with her quickness 'Vm
In stuys nnd Capt. Hogarth's skill In handling. "JWR
she seemed In n fair way to soon overhaul the WrS
Columbia. 'MJ
A TACKIMl DUEL. -itS i
This was only tiio beginning of a sharp tnok- j!M j
Ingdiiul At 1:5(1 Shamrook tacked again: flf- l
teen seconds later Columbia followed hor. Hulf M
n minute after this Shamrock camo about and fm
she wns Immediately followed by the American w!
boat This series secmod to satisfy tho chaU .Fffl?
lenger for n tlmo and It wns almost fifteen min- "tfilf'
utes before tho battle was renewo I. At two &
o'clock tho boats were olose together; not much $.
moro than a furlong separated them. Col u in- iljj
bia was still leading. Out It was a mighty close jM
-?ce. Thore was another period of calm and 'SfS
t.ien a favoring wind moved both yachts. The Rfi'
Shamrock seomed to got a little the bettor of It Effl
for shecrawlod up under Columbia's leo and '
soon hud a clear wind on tho other side. fg I
Her sails wero fairly well filled most of the XK
time during this period, while Columbia's were 'Kg j
shaking nlniost constantly. At 2:15 Columbia w
put about on the starboard tack: this move was Sg
promptly followed by the Shamiook's skipper. BE
nnd when they stialghtcned out again the "f.1
challenger was heading half a point higher. j&H
Then the dnfender got a good puff and headed 'tw
much higher than tho Shamrock. When it j1;
reached the lattor. sho too. headed up and they SVB
sailed along cloje together for flva minutes bW
or so. M
At 2:20 Shamrock taekodtoport nnd stood '. $',
out to sea. Her rival would not take the bait ' j$
for a minute or two. but finally came about f r.
and headed in tho same direction as the other .
boat At 224 the Shamrock spun around and 'v
the Columbia promptly followed suit. Tills ffij
board was held for live minutes, when the 1m'
Columbia came nbout and tho boats begnn to ,' )tV
near each other v!
AN EXC'ITINli MOMENT. , BR
During tlie last five or ten in nutos thero had e?
been some doubt ns to which boat wus t.ovv lu iFJj
the lead, and there was celtenientns the bows fw,i
of tho rival sloops converged. At last all doubt ;
was put usldo whon It was seen tint the Col- vVijf
unibla had crossed the Shamrock't bow. Then "V?
the whistles on the excursion boats broke "Tir!
loose, and for a few seconds there was a great yM
din. The lead which Columbia showed was ''AX)
not much to brag about, but as If satisfied with JSP
proving that sho was ahead, she tacked again 'it
and headed In shore with tho other boat i jf.t
The lead when alio cio-med the Shamrock's ,V
course wns estimated all the wa fiom 400 and 'S.,
llOOjards. At 2'3U o'clock the elml'enger was 'Js
again fortunate In meeting a cant of wind that (,
enabled her to lolut much higher than the Jt(l
othor boat. The breeze now giadua'ly In- '
cieiisod until It was blowing noarlv eight miles -j ' V
an hour. The boats got Its benefit in equal $
shares. They were still bolow Seabright and 'ii'il'
were heading In shore 'V,S
At 2,37 the Shamrook esnio about nn I a ''d
mlnutulatertlieColuinbladiiplicatod them iw, WW
thus making out to sea again Ttv i minutes 'jVi5
later both boats came nbout and ( Vuuibiu up. HCM
poured to have held tho lead she had when she ,'i?I
crossed her rival's b iw. Tho wind h id livii ,i '1
steady from that time, n condition that suite! 'uj'
the American boat exactly The Shamnck jstil
inople tesmi'd bent ou resuming the tnok nj -vijfii
duolso within three minuto sli came n'i it j!)
n.-aln. Columbia promp y iloing llkewiso. M'
Thure was a tilo lu show which the yi' :ns 'Qt'i
wanted to make use of, but were proven ej 'Jtj, Jj;
from doing so by the fleet nf excursion boats, Vh
At 2.45 tho Shamrock tnckedl again. The Co. f ?
lumbla waited until she had her covered nnd ijf
then she too came about This made thorn l 'ri
head for the shore again, but the challenger ( j&,
evidently did not care to get too near the conn ' :J
and lose tho wind, so nt 2 -47 alio spun around ! ';
and put out Into deep water Tho ColumhU .'Vj
kept on and It was not until 2 .' thatahe ciino ah
nbout. Threo minutes Inter Shamrock headed OK
In ugaln fttil the Columbia followed. I'lsji
Thoy were about two miles off shore at this J.;Jj
point, just below rVnhiight and heading f"r - '!
the Highland of Nnvetlnk Shamrock wns ' ''Jt
further out and vva e ling tlie best ot the , I
dying bicize. At 2 57 bnth io'its lacked again, '
Tlie wind at this time was not more than $3
three miles tin luiiir and their n less o' t rj
uhead The v-ssr uff ai. 1 Hook we in f U
almost becalme ' 1' i-eined a- ' the Colin " , Aj
bia had inaiiu nn ein.r lu allowing "ll
the H'tnuuoek to keep l.r cosh to tlm -, mI
shore, bu' ause vvhnri' ll.e h . 1-ngoi was dmiK fitj
bilbllivus there was tons dei.il 11 more win! Oij
than theiit was iiuuiet'tlu' euast At ft'O'i C Vftt
lumblM'nme about again an I a slight shift in J,j
the wind on tided bu.' lo point almost for the , j J
Lightship Thi'Mitiiiriiek ciuie nbout at 3 " I k'
and stnO'l In slioie again It was Very slmr ."if
work and tho Mulshing murk wus still mllei J.'T.!
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It began lo bu'. as If the yachts would not f 1
be ablet) mak it within the tlvo and a li.ilf il
hour limit. Thero was a line of excursion , 'Jj,
boats up to windward which the if venue cutters lj;
and torpedo boats seemed unable to clear t
away. Thoy wero not within a mile of the Jil'
ruceis. but tho) certainly Interfered with the JI
w ud '(lie eomtiiittce's tug steamed aoout, '',' I
requesting the hunt tol stand aside in order jjf"
tliat the ruini i-lliig yachts might get the bene- H j,
lit of overybieatli of sir, nnd finally the ex. .
cursluii boats put oil to the lightship, there to ,1
nwnlt the arr vol of the sloops, which were ij
crawling slowll .n that direction '
Tho Shamrock Icoutlnuejl t profit by what J
li lie viliidilieinwas andthu Colunibln teemed , f 1
to get little "r none of It. Both boats tacked i I
frequent y. the ehallengeralwaysstandlngfur- 1 !JM
ther out to sea. At 3:30 o'elock the wind ( JH
troshened and the Columbia began to plok up isH
some of the ground she had lost by keeping in Jk
shore, but soon after the Shamrook felt the AM
favoring puff and began to eat out towndwsrt sH
la a way that teemed quite -rem trkffcls. A fH
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