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VOL LXVH .-NO. 48 NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 180 9. -COPYRIGHT, THeTuN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE WO CENTS. Ii "11
FIGHTING ON THE BORDER.
holes axd huitisu clash at mate
k1x0 and ot11kk points.
Reported Killing of 300 Reere by Col.
llndea-l'owell't l'orce-Cnpa Town Hears
There la Firing lit Kluiaerley-Cltr Ex
ptctccl In Hold Out for Re-enforcementa
-A skirmish Hear Spytifenteln Tho
Const Towns Crowded with Refugee!,
Sprtial Cable Despatch It Tun 8uH.
London. Oct. 18. Tho War Office issuod at
7 o'clock last tvenlnc an offlolal notlfleatlon
that no news of Importance had been received
from South Afrloa durlnK the preceding
twenty-four hour. The samo may be said re
garding tho columns of matter, dated from
various polntn In South Afrlon, which half fill
the morning pa pen and which la largely spec
ulative, or. at belt, lacks anlld conflrmutlon.
Notwithstanding, however, tho abience of
omcinUuPrort.lt seoms unquestionable that
there has been n great deal of Orlne In the
t, ighborhood of Mafoklng. and thoro haa been
seme In tho neighborhood of Spytyfonteln and
Yryburg. Inspecting these engagements there
Ii some confusion of dates, and tho statements
regarding the results are not the least trust
worthy. There Is no confirmation of the re
port that :)0 Boers we re klllod by Col. Baden
Towcll'is command.
In Natnl matters have not advanced much.
The floor eeeni to be wnltlng to effect a
letter concentration, or. according to reports
from British sources, because the commissa
riat and transport se rvlces have collapsed.
In Knglniid mobilization procoeds apace, but
the mem tors of tho reserve are not respondlnc
to the call of the Government with unanimous
alacrity. Nevertheless, great numbers havo
reported themselves. A majority of the trans
ports that will be ussd to convey the troops to
bouth Africa nre now ready at Southampton.
A correspondent of tin Daily Mail, dating
hi depatch Orango Hlver Station. Oct. 17.
eluima to have reliable Information that all Is
well at Klmberley. Ho sir there has beon no
serious flghtlac there.
A despatch to the Duly Mail from Cape
Tonnsaysth.it the Government lias received
Information that the Boers have been repulsed
three times with severe losses, by Col. Baden
l'owellat Mafeklnc
The Mail's Lorenzo Marquez correspondent
laysihnt tha Ilrltlsh warships Philomel and
i'artrlclne.iro stopping all vessels and search
ing them Mr contraband of war.
C'il B Tnu .v. Oct. 17. Col Baden-Powell, who
lommamls tho small British force holding
llafeklnr. Is making a suceessfal resistance to
th attempts of the Boers to tako that place.
Advices were received to-day to the
effect that he had mado a sortie
against the enemy and Inflicted severe
loss upon them! Tho report says that
30t Boers and 18 British were killed.
The town will be relieved as soon as roOn
forcements can be forwarded tolt. It is feared,
howsver, by those having friends and rela
te es there that the Boer force will be strength
ened and the British defenders overcome by
raero weight of numbers before aid can roach
them.
According to advices received here heavy
firing Is going on at Klmberly between the
British garrison there and the Boer forces
whloh are attempting to capture the placo.
Though flier Is much popular anxiety regard
tat the ability ot the British to hold out
against the assaults of the enemy
the military authorities regard the
force there as amply suflltlont to maintain
tholrdetenslve attitude until relnforoemonte.
whloh aroalready being despatched. can reach
the town and raise the siege. Thoro has bean
no communication with Klmberley for several
days oxcept through a despatch rider, who ar
rived at the Orange River yesterday.
There Is a strong force of Hough Itldors.
headed by Cecil Ilhodes. at Klmberley. The
Boers uro extremely anxious to capture Mr.
lllmdoi. they believing that with him a pris
oner they would hold a strong card to play
U'alnst the Brl'Ish.
An armored train reconnoitred Bpytzfonteln
from himberlay and engaged the Boers at that
l 'Int. Flvo Boers were killed and seven
wounded. The British suffered no loss.
liespatches confirm the capture by tho Boeri
ot Newcastle and a number of minor points on
the .Natal border.
Tho coast towns nre crowded with refugees
from the Hand. The authorities hero are
muling every effort to relieve the distress that
is irevnlent among thsm. Homo of these
rdugees wore compelled to leave the Trans
vaal with nothing but tho clothes thoy wore,
A resident of Johannesburg, who left that
city last Friday, arrived here to-day.
He oays that four thousand British
(.iibjev'ts remain In Johannesburg. Tho
IloerOovernment has made oxcellont arrange
ments for safeguarding property thero. A
strong force of special police, chiefly Germans
aiul Frenchmen, armed with revolvers, patrol
the streets.
The government Issuod a proclamation
threatening a heavy penalty upon those
caucht looting Xovertheloss. the govern
ment Intended to search tho houses for
valuables. It has withdrawn Us passports from
most of thoso who possessed them. All British
I subjects found In Johannesburg nftor Oot. 20
ill be Miminarlly dealt with by martial luw.
The man says the train on which lie travelled
ns pelted with sand and stones throughout
the journey.
I.'iNDox, Oct. 17. A dospatoh from Pretoria
conllrms the statement regarding the fighting
'n Oct H north of Mafeklng. An armored
train attacked a Boer commando. Two Boers
wre killed and threo wounded. The train
then retired. Bubsoquentlr tho train again
attacked tho Boers. Nine British soldiers were
wounded.
A telegram from Lorenzo Marque states
tnatlrausvaal refuges who have arrived thoro
"port that tho Boers have been repulsed at
Mafeklng with heavy loss.
A news agency despatch dated Pretoria says
that six weeks ago the Boor Government
reieived an offer from a wealthy European
adventurer to supply tho Transvaal with a
"sot of torpedo boats, fully manned, to destroy
the British troopships arriving nt Cape Town.
Burban and other places. The offer was
rejected without even being considered.
linn in. Oct. 17 -Dr. Lords, the Transvaal's
'epreeentatlve in Europe, Is expected to
rrle here to-morrow.
I'.lltl.lJMKXT PUOMISES support.
Queen's Address Item! mid Causes of the
Wnr np!Mlniil-Soine Criticism.
'teeial Cable Veipalchlo Tils Bux.
I.f.sDoN. Oct. 17.-Thorewas keen competi
tion among tho members of tho Houso of Cora
Eons to obtain boats at the opening of Parlia
ment to-day. Somo of the members arrived as
ar,y as I! o'clock. In tho mornlnglhe Yeomen
w tho Guard and the Beefeaters went through
n usual ceremony of searching tho cellars
nd vaults for conspirators.
The bpeaker took tho chair a little before 2
" Mil. Meantime the crowdsoutsldochsored
'' members as thoy arrived.
1 h. f'.eutleman Usher of tho Blaok Bod sum
oi.ed thnfull Housoof Commons to tho House
I0' ' "ta to listen to the reading of th Queen's
J1"""1'- Only eighteen peers were present In
"' II iifu of Lords, but the galleries wore
Cr Riled
i he Vueeii's speech was as follows:
Mi lus vM, Ofsti.emen: Within a very
,' ',,"'. '.' n,,er the recent prorogation I am
i rpe.ied by eients doeply affecting the Inter
isori,nCrj;lre to recur to our advlcound
aid. The state of affairs In South Africa makes
It expedient that my Government should bo
enabled to strengthen the military forces ot
this country by calling out the reserves. For
this purpose tho provisions ot tho law render
It necessary that Parliament should be called
together. Exoept for the difficulties that have
beon caused by the action ot the South African
Hopubliv, the condition of tho world continues
to be peaceful.
"Qkntmcmev or nut House op CoMMost
Measuros will bo laid beforo you for the pur
pose ot providing for an expendlturo which
has been or may be caused by events In South
Atrloa. The estimates for the ensuing year
will be sumttted to you in due course.
Mr Lonna and Gknti.f.min: Thero are
many subjeots ot domestic Interest to whloh
your Interest will be Invited at a lator period
when the ordinary season foi tho labors of n
parliamentary session has been reachod. For
the present I have invited your attention In
order to ask you to deal with an exceptional
exigency, and I pray that In performing the
duties which claim your attention you may
have tho guidance and blessing ot Almighty
God."
The Houso of Commons was orowded when
the session was resumed. Sir Alexander Aclan
nood (Conservative), Member ot Parliament
for Went Somerset, moved the customary ad
dress In reply to the speech from the throae.
Mr.Jloyds (Unionist). Member for Rochdale,
seconded tho address. Both speakers earnostly
supported the Government, which they de
clared had not sought war.
Sir Henry Campboll-Bannerman spoke on
bohalfot the opposition. Parliament, hs de
clared, had never met under more serious cir
cumstances. The demands of the Transvaal
Government were couched in such language
that it was impossible for any self-respecting
country to consider them. Cheers. He as
sured the Government that his followers would
offer no obstacles to the granting ot the sup
plies nooessary tor tho rapid and effective pros
eoutlon of the war.
Sir Henry said tho essential grievances ot
foreigners in the Transvaal had been removed.
Our natural position in South Africa made us
responsible for Its quiet and content. Ho had
hoped this would be maintained. As to the
civil negotiations, he said they had been to
some extent a game ot bluff. Thoy were un
worthy of a great nation and wore not likely
to be successful with such poople as the Boers.
The claim of suzerainty by Great Britain more
than anything else had removed the ohanee ot
success, Cheers and counter cheers. Ho asked
Mr. A. J. Balfour, tho Government leader ot the
House of Commons, for assurances that the
Governmontwas not actuated by any unworthy
desire to avenge formor military disasters or
to establish the political superlorltyot English
men over Dutchmen.
Mr. Balfour, the Government leader, repudi
ated the suggestion that Groat Britain had
goaded the Transvaal Into warby flaunting su
zerainty In the face of the Boers, or that she
had attempted to bluff them. Ho rolteratcd
the arguments in support of the Government's
position which he bad used In previous publlo
speeches. He declared that a couatry had
never gone to war on an Issue whloh was more
dearly one ot righteousness and llborty.
Sir Charles Dllke, Radical, disclaimed any
sympathy with the thtck-haaded Toryism ot
the Boers In their treatmont ot the natives.
He admitted that It was impossible not to take
up the gauntlet they had thrown down, but
said he oould not help regarding with the grav
est doubt the sacrifices imposed on Great Brit
ain. Ho foresaw that the future would Impose
a strain on the British military system, Ic
maintaining garrisons in South Africa, to
which it would prove unequal, and It might
lead to a neglect of the duty ot adequately
maintaining the navy. The outlook, conse
quently was gloomy.
Mr. Joha DUlon, Antl-Parnolllto. moved an
amendment to the address to the offset that
the war had been caused by Great Britain
olalmlngthe right to interfere In the Internal
affairs ot the Transvaal In diroct violation ot
tho Convention, and by her missing troops on
the frontiers. Ho insisted upon Independent
friendly arbitration,
Mr, Michael Davitt, Nationalist, declared that
the whole world outsldo of the British Empire
cried shame upon tho British for forcing war
upon the Boers, and he rejoiced that Irish
voices joined the indignant chorus. It was a
war between a giant and a dwarf, and did not
have a single rodeemlng feature,
William Bedmond, Parnelllte. attacked Mr.
Chamberlain as the one who had caused the
war. and said that he was the man upon
whose head would rest the guilt for tho blood
of every Briton and Dutchman killed, the man
whom Dutch women would teach their children
to curse. Mr. Redmond declared that Mr.
Chamberlain was a man who was the prey of
overwhelming ambition, who, not emanating
from the class ot gentlemen, yet aspired to mix
with them'.
Tho Speaker called Mr. Bedmond to order,
nnd tho latter then apologized for his remarks
regarding tho Colonial Secretary.
After several other speeches Mr. Dillon's
amendment was rejected by a vote of 322 to !4.
In the House of Lords tho Earl ot Klmberly,
the Liberal leader in that body, said he re
gretted that the country was engaged In what
might be termed civil war. In regard to the
calling out ot the reservos and the voting ot
money his party was equnlly ready with tho
Lords of the opposite party to give tho Govern
ment nil tho support necessary. He did not
view with satisfaction the way the negotiations
had boon conducted, no regretted the use
which had bean made ot the word suzerainty.
It had been unnecessarily flaunted In tho faeo
ot the Boers and caused Irritation; but he did
not regard tho moment as opportune to enter
into details, ne wished a speedy and success
ful conclusion ottho war.
Prime Minister Salisbury, roferrlng to the
Boer ultimatum, said he could only character
ize It as a defiance so audacious that he could
hardly describe It adequately without using
stronger words than wero suitable to this as
sembly. The ultimatum obviated the neces
sity ot explaining why we wero at war. He
once shared tho popular opinion ot President
KrUgsr's amiability, but he had slnco dis
covered that the Transvaal executlvo would
be unscrupulous in his acts and language so
long as he vould realize the dream ol his llfo
la getting rid ot British suzerainty. The Gov
ernment's object was to make British Interests
paramount In South Africa and to civilize nnd
improve the condition ot all races in that
country.
The address was ngroed to.
Itegardlng the future. Lord Salisbury said It
was impossible to return to tho conditions
established by tho conventions ot 1881 and
1884. Ho would never oonseot, it he had the
strength to re.ilst, to return to tho position
held during the last seventeen or eighteen
years. The sovereignty ot I'.ngland must be
paramount Ttwre must not be a doubt about
the white races being on an equality. He
could not say what means would bo adopted to
bring this about, but he hoped that whatever
plan was adopted would be consistent with
very largo autonomy for eaeli population,
ThePrlncout Wales held a private confer
ence with Prime Minister Salisbury at the For
eign Office before the mooting ot Parliament.
I'ttASVB AXJ THB IWKIt I '..
South Afrlenn $ltiintlon Discussed nt Yes
tardny's Cnhlnrt Starting.
.Vji'aat CakU DrijiatcJi to The Sox.
Paris, Oct. 17. Although the official account
ot tho proceedings at to-day's Cabinet meeting
Nn Dalny nt Ornnd Tentrnl fitntlon.
Thtru i a lliroiuh trsln every hour for the West
hy New York I'eutrsl Lines, and two-cent mileage
lliltts ire good un each or tuom.-.tii.
makes no mention ot any consideration of the
Bouth African question, tho correspondent ot
The Butt is in a position to state deflnltoly that
it was loigthlly discussed. The Ministers
weighed tho possible consequences of tho hos
tilities now in progress, and gave considerable
attention to the seorot negotiations which are
going on among cortaln of the powers to pro
ears an early termination of tho war it pos
sible. M. Deleass6. Mlntsterof Foreign Affairs, read
the reports received from various French dip
lomatists abroad regarding the Anglo-Boer
dispute He stated that Count Mouravleff, tho
Ilusslan Mlnlstorof Foreign Affairs, had re
ceived the Czar's permission to remain In
Franoo pending events in connection with the
South African situation.
All the Ministers will attend the banquet to
bo given on Thursday by President Loubet In
honor ot Count Mouravleff.
ItOEIt SUVVZ.IEB OX OERilAX STHAHIZR.
Dogged by a llrltlsli Warship the Htenmer
Illsrliarges the Cargo nt Tort Knld.
Special CabU Dttvatch to Tue Sew.
Fort Baid. Oct. 17. The German steamor
Kaiser, from Hamburg, Is discharging here
4,000 cases ot ammunition consigned to the
Transvaal, fearing that British cruisers in the
Red Sea would capturo hor if sho attempted to
carry tho contraband to Portugeso East Africa
for transshipment to Its destination
The British warship Thetis dogged the
Kaiser through the Mediterranean. The am
munition will probably bo re-shipped to Ham
burg. It is reported that tho Kaiser carries
several German offlcors who are bound for the
Transvaal.
VltOES CAVB C0T.OXISTS TO UK cjx.nr.
The Archbishop's Enrneet Pastoral tetter
to nis I'eople.
Xrttial Cahl Duwttch to Tns Bo.
Cape Town. Oot. 17. The Archbishop of
Cape Colony has Issued an earnest pastoral
letter In whloh he reminds tho clergy nnd laity
that man of eiiual honor and integrity have
espoused opposlto sides in the present war be
tween Great Britain and the Transvaal. Hee
Inc that families are divided, he begs all to
avoid talking, so as to pars the way for durable
peace and the establishment ot friendly rela
tions wheu tho war, in God's mercy. Is a thing
of tho past.
a XATirB vritisrxar
Ileport Thnt the Hasutos Have Risen
Agnlnst tlie Orange free Stnte.
Special Cabte VtipatcK raTaiSus.
London. Oot. 18. There have been many
predictions that the Basutos and Zulus would
rise against the Boers. Tho Morning 1'ott't
correspondent at Ladysmlth, Natal, now as
serts that tho Basutos havo actually rlaen
against the Orange Free State.
Aid from the Dutch Smith African Associ
ation. Spinal Cable Deivalch to Tiia Btrv.
The Haoue. Oct. 17. Tho Dutch South Afri
can Association has opened asubscrlpllon here
and throughout Holland for tho purpose of
raising funds to send a full ambulance servlco
to the Transvaal, and to aid the relatives of
Boers killed in the war with Great Britain.
880,000,000 for War Expenses.
Special Cable Deivatch to Tub Boh.
London. Oct 18. The Times says It learns
that the sum the Gevernmsat will ask of Par
liament for war expenses Is about 410.000.000.
jurrr.itff run tub iinirisit ausit.
Itrltlsh Officer Kncounters tho Texas Qnnr-aatlaa-A
Noble Attendant of Mules.
New Orleans. Oot. 17. Threo more British
officers have arrived hero to oversee tho ship
ment ot mules to Capo Town for the use ot tho
British army in tho Transvaal. The shipments
are being Berlously interrupted by the Texas
quarantine. Major Scobell, the British officer
who went there to Inspect 3,f300 mules awutt
Ing shipment, was Informed that he could not
enter Texas because he had been In New Or
loans. ami that he would be arrested and sont
to the detention camp if he attempted to eater
the State, whether he represented the British
Government or not.
Tho -Montezuma will leave on Friday with
2,000 mules; the Corlnthla will take l.'ioo
mules next week, and tho Kuronla about tho
samenumberon Nov. 1. Two otaervessels
are expected which, it Is thought, will carry all
the mules needed by the British Government
for service In Bouth Africa.
It has developed that Clare Walpole, who
said he was the brother of tho Earl of (Jrford
and was sent hero to Inspect the purchases of
stock, shipped on tho l'rali as an attendant to
tho muloa sent from here on that vessel.
mtiTAix nuva ouh caxxed bebf.
Orders for 8,000,000 l'onnris af tho Provis
ion Supplied to Our Armies.
Two weeks ngo the AViffnnai iVoufsfonrr
announced that her Majesty's Government
had engaged nearly 1,000,000 pounds ot
canned beef at Louisville for the British army.
Since then 4,000,000 pounds have boen engaged
nt Chicago for the provisioning of the troops In
South Africa. Last week 3."0,000 pounds of
poultry In cold storage was shipped from horn
for the British army. Herelaagrent total ot
nearly 5.000.000 rounds of canned best, the
orders for which are distributed chiefly among
throe firms, for army rations lor British troops
campaigning In South Africa,
The British Government, like other buyers
ot largo quantities of materials, received bids
from many quarters for supplying the beef
needed In the event of war In the Transvaal.
The points worn quality, price and ability to
deliver as wanted. Tho paokersof the United
States were uDle tomsstall requirements.
OCEAX I' It EIGHTS UP.
England's Drnft of Transports Stiffens tha
Sterling Kxrhnnge Market.
A reflection of the scarcity of ocean freight
room as a result ot England taking seventy
nine steamships from the freight service in
ordor to uso them as transports le found In the
stiffness of the sterling exchange market, de
mand sterling tnuohing $4.87 yesterday.
There is a proaounced searolty ot commercial
bills, and tho reason. It was stated yesterday,
was the high rates ruling for ocean freight It
is expected, however, that the exchungo situa
tion will change in a wcolc or ton days, when
steamships begin to roach this port attractod
by hlghor freights.
jtsBELS aiAiivniNo ox Caracas.
Venezuelan President Is 8tlll Negotiating
with the Rebel Chief.
frecietl CijKs DeinatcK to Tns Bos.
Caracas. Vonozuela. Oot. 17. Gen. Luciano
Mondoza has roslgnod tho oommand of the
Government forcos. It was this officer who, a
few days ago, refused to engage the tovolu
tlonary forcos of Oen. Castro. Gen. Julio
Harris, commanding un liiaurgent force. Is,
together with the army of Gtn. Castro, march
ing on this city.
President Andrade is still treating with Gen.
Castro.
Mall advices by the steamer Philadelphia
from Venezuela, tell nt brutal treatment by
the Government ot tho political prisoners In
Caracas. Gen JosiS Manuel Hornandoz. with
out whose forces Gen Castro could not have
succeeded in his revolution, has long been In
III health and his Imprisonment In n dungeon
has made him worse, Ho is In irons.
From Barcelona comes the news that tho
seaport, Guanta, has boon taken by tho insur
gent General, Marcnuo.
(len. Josri Antonio Velutlnl. who left this
city several weeks ago to lend an expedition
from Trinidad, has arrived in Barcelona with
the arms nnd ammunition ho purchnsnd hero.
Hoflor Carlos Kehevarla, who resigned re
cently as Minister of Public Credit, was arrest
ed while trying to leave tho country.
Dr Juan FranelaeoCastlllo.whowasMlnlster
of Interior under President Crespo. and Gen.
Josti Ramon Nunez, who was a nsoniberof the
same rahlnet. aro reported to have joined the
revolutionists;
At the Vncht ltnres.
Irroy Brut Champagne and King William Hcotch
Whiskey tV.O. P.j served on all the boats. .Us,
i '
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A TAMMANY COUNTERMOVE
MAJOR aAtlMXEK OETS A SPECIAL
l'.i.ECTiox aitAXit ,jvnr.
ricnrd the Attorney-General Wns doing
to Get Ona and Jumped In First Hut
tho Attorney-Genrrnl Will Prnsecnto
llleetlon 1'rmids na May Seem Ilnst.
District Attorney Gardiner would tike to con
trol, himself, tho prosecutions In this county
this fall for violations ot the election laws. To
get ahead of the Attorney-General, whose In
tention to apply for a Special Grand Jury and a
spoclal term of court before which the Attor-ney-Gonoral
will be the prosecutor, has bnen
'talked about. Major Gardiner preBentod yester
day to Justlco Francis M. Scott ot the Supreme
Court an application for the selection of a Spe
cial Grand Jury to bo convened to try oloctlon
cases.
The application wnslmade on statements that
the present Grand Jury will bo occupied with
murder and other prison cases that require
Immediate attention nnd would probably not
lmo time to consider election cases.
Justice Scott directed that the Special Grand
Jury be empanelled as requested and subse
quently wtnt down Into tho County Clerk's of
fice, as tho law requires, to have the work done
In his presence. Thero were also present Un
der Sheriff Mulvaney. Deputy County Clork
Fahrbach and Assistant District Attorney
Charles E. Ls Barbiar. The names drawn
from wero those supplied by Commissioner of
Jurors Welde. The men drawn will be served
with notice by the deputies of Sheriff Dunn.
It will be noticed that evory man present was
a Tammany man. It wns Impossible to get the
list ot the new Special Grand Jury yesterday
because Deputy Sheriff Mulvaney said that
publication of tho names before service might
defeat servloe.
The colerlty of District Attorney Gardiner Is
ascribed to tho application of Superintendent
McCuliagh to tho Attorney-General to have
application made for the appointment ot such
aSpedal Grund Jury and ulsothat tho Attorney-General
have n Justice ot the Supreme
Court nsslgnod to aid the Special Grand Jury.
It was said that when the District Attorney got
wind of this application he swore that the
grass should not grow under his feet until he
had landed a Special Grand Jury himself.
It may bo that the two appllcatloss will re
sult in two Special Grand Juries being em
panelled. The one drawn yesterday Is to be
gin work on Nov. t. the dnr before election.
Lawyers who are familiar with the olection
laws said last night that no matter how many
Special Grand Juries the District Attorney
asked for to try election cases or other
cases tho right of the Attorney Genera
to call for a Spealal Grand Jury to
take care ot election cases, and. If
neoassary, a Special Judge too was not inter
fered with. At Republican Stnte Ilondqartsrs
it was said that nothing was kaown about tho
Special Grand Jury of Major Gardiner further
than that he had applied for such a body,
and that what he applied for and got or
didn't get was ot no Importance; that
It It was propor for the Attorney-General
to have a Special Grand Jnry in this county
not under tho Influence of the Hon, Asa Bird
Gardiner, and not In any way connected with
his office, and one with which neither he nor
any person connected with his office could In
terfere in any way, it would bo had,
Dopufy Attorney-General Coyne was In Al
bany last night. He will be In this city to-day.
and on Thursday hs will finish his investiga
tion of the various frauds that have beon
committed, and which are tho excuse
for the exercising of Msjor Gardiner's
constitutional prerogative. After that he will
report to tho Govornor whether or not the
facts warrant an extraordinary term ot Court
and a Special Grand Jury, and the Governor
will act on the recommendation ot tho Deputy
Attorney-General, regardless ot Major Gardiner.
TWO ItEQISTIlT DATS Z.l:FT.
Only Ilepnhllrans, Among tha Fuslonlsts,
Hustling.
It the Citizens' Union, the Independent
Labor pnrty and klndrod organizations which
hold fifteen out ot tho soventeon placos on
the Fusion tlckot will get out and hastlo
to-day and to-morrow, as the Repub
lican leaders ot the city are hust
ling. It Is possiblo that tho last two
days ot registration may bring up the total
registration of this city to figures that will
eompare favorably with tho figures from up
the State. It thoy don't get out and hustle,
tho politicians sny, there Isn't any earthly
show of tholr electing their ticket.
Tho bud showing of the first two days ot
registration has aroused the Bepubllcan or
ganization and President Qutggof the County
Committee has called up and called down every
district leader. Tha absoluto necessity of get
ting ovory Republican voter registered has
been explained to them, and the demand has
been made ot them that thoy work as they
never worked bofore.
Last night nnd Monday night there were
meetings In every Assembly district In the
city and eory orxnnlzjtlon Republican whont
tonded them was told that It was his Individual
duty to aeo that every other Republican he
knew was registered. Speeches woro made to
thom by the district leaders, nnd the election
district workers were Informed that If their
districts didn't show up n proper number of
reglstersd votes on Saturday night they might
look out for trouble with a big T.
In the meantime It may be said positively
that the Citizens' Union, the Independent
Labor Party and the othor organizations are
not doing anything at all In the way id
bringing out the voters to register. ThoClt.
zena' Union, which was pledged to endorse tho
Fusion ticket. Insisted nt Its meeting tho other
night, on nominating the ticket Inde
pendently, with the result that all Its
energies nre being used in getting
together nnmes sufficient to nominate
by petition and entitle them to a column on tho
ballot. It was supposed, right up to tho night
that thoy held their meeting, that thoy
would endorse the ticket nnd not Insist
up)n nominating it independently, so not
a thing was done up to that time toward
getting petitions signed. As ono youth in the
headquarters said yesterday: "They thprung
It on uth tho thuddenly that It will be nn awful
hutheltoget tho two thluthnnd nametli by
midnight Went hday.
It may be explained that In order to nomi
nate this ticket Independently, and to nomi
nate candidates in the Assembly districts and
a candidate for the Municipal Court, it ls no
cossary for each citizen who signs to
sign many times and to take many
oaths. A separate petition has to be
signed for each candidate. a his being
the case, the whole Citizens' Union will bo
busy until midnight to-night getting tho pe
titions rvady, and there is no hope of any
work toward getting out voters to ruglstor
from that source until Tlmridny morning.
The Independent Labor pnrty has devoted all
its time to getting Its petitions signed, und the
petitions for tho candidates filed by them will
contain the naiuei of no leas than fi.txio vot
ers, .'). 000 more thnn Is neeessnry. The poll
ticlnns who are Inclined to grumble say that If
the energy It took to get these H.OOll namoa
had been devoted to getting out the registration
tho ticket would Le better uff on election day.
Tho watchword for everybody, these politicians
say. Is to hustle from now until Saturday night
nt 10 o'clock. The voter who Is not registered
at that hour will lose his vote this year
It came out yesterday that Pollen Commis
sioner John B. bexton, who tins tnken the con
tract of defeating Chairman Mn.et in the Nine
teenth district. Is sending out ns cninpnlgn
lltoiature copies of the editorials printed
In tho .Ann 1 ark 7Vi'nm attacking
Mr, Mnzet. the committee nnd Senator
Piatt. In order to get these edltorlnls circu
lated. Mr. Sexton has been buying whole cotdes
ut the Trhm,t nnd sending them bioudcast
through thedlstrlct.
The Republicans In thedlstrlct havo so fnr
done nothing to counteract the effect of this
campaigning, but beginning with Trrrjrsduy
night they will put up the hottest
campaign. In the city. On Thursday
night the campaign will open, not
only In Mr. Mazet's district but in every other
Tl e most popular steamers In tha world. Hudson
Klver I)y Lino to Albany, Ac Mllilc.-Ud,
dhtrlot. Tho big meeting will be nt Durlnnd's
riding academy. wheroUov. Roosevelt, who ls
Intense y Interested in tho reflection of a
Republican mnjorlty In the Assembly,
will make his first speeeh or the
campaign. Senator Depow will preside nt
this meutlng. Gov. Roosevelt Is going to makn
n red-hot nntl-Tnminnny speeeh. Hs will
touch upon Nntlonal questions also, and very
llkoly will pay his respocts to tho antl
Imperialists. At Republican county head
quarters yosterday It was said that tho
demand for tickets to this meeting had
been unprecedented, and everything
points tosuch a crowd that tho Metropolitan
Bicycle Academy, just across tho street, has
been engaged for an overflow meeting. Gov.
Roosevelt will raako a short speech thore also.
EXPI.OSIOX IX A COAL UINK
Ten Miners Horribly Burned and Three af
Them Will Die.
roTTsvii.j.r.. Pa., Oct. 17. Ton minors wore
horribly burnod by explosion of gns in the in
side workings of tho Shenandoah City Colliery
to-day and llfty others wero ontombed for
sovoral hours behind tons ot rock and coal
which fell Into the mlno when tho explosion
ocourrod. Tho mlno Is within tho city limits
and news of the disaster brought hundreds to
tho mouth of the slope, from which tho smoke
and sulphur escaped in volumes. Rescuing
parties were quickly organized nnd the brave
men lowered Into tho burning mine. Owing to
tho large quantity of fallen rock nnd coal and
the volumes of smoke and gas tho work of
resuue proceeded slowly. The Injured miners,
who were taken out one by one, presented n
pitiful sprctnele A corpsof physicians tempo
rarily dressod their Injuries, after which tho
men wero removed to their homes.
The explosion ocourreJ In a gangway 1,200
feet from the surface, nnd was causod by a fall
of coal which drove the gas to tha naked lamp
of n miner who was working several hundred
nrds from the fall. The most seriously In
jured nre:
Adam Sobolinakl. burned about the head,
hands, arms nnd back; married, with wife
and threo children: will die.
William Skavlnsky, ssriously burned about
the head and body; single; will die.
Joseph Knsparavnae, badly burned, taken to
Miners' Hospital: will die.
Joseph Klnlskl.burnnd nboutfnce and hands.
Mat ,Vecad and Peter Vecad, seriously
binned.
riRK TEXllEIi KILLS ETtlTOIVS HOT.
Ho Darted Across the Street Just Ilehlnd
llnglne nnd Ilosn-Wngon Hit 111m.
Mrs. David Thompson, wife of tho proprietor
of the ,s(. .ItigiinfiMC liecnnl. came to this city
two weeks ago to pay a visit to tho family ot
Chnrlos C. Rhodes of 150 Ninth avenue. Willi
her were her two daughters and her son, David
M.,0 years old. Yestordnyaftornoon there wa
an nwnlng lire at Ninth avenue and Twenty
sixth street.
Little Devld wns muoh Interested la watch
ing the engine from Seventeenth street go to
the lire. Half an hour later, when It re
turned, he ran down to the sidowalk to get a
bettor view. As the ongltio turned from tho
avenue Into Seventeenth street he darted
across the atreot just behind It The tender
was directly behind the engine.
Driver John Barrett of the tender tried to
pull up. but It was too late. The pole of tho
wagon struck Dnvld in the baok. One ol tho
horses trampled on him, and the front
wheel of the wngon passed over his
chest. Ho was killed nt once. Barrett was ar
rested and gavo bail. .Mr. Rhodes, who had
witnessed the accident, declared that it was
not Barrett's fault.
ItlDTXO MASTER TVItXBR SUED.
Mrs. Clnpham Wonts 8300 from Him for
Her Horse, lllazes.
Ernest Hultgren brought suit In the Yorkvllle
Municipal Court yesterday against Capt. W.
F. Rawson Turner for $300 for the conversion
ot a horse named Blazes. The captain Is a
riding master at Durland'sj Riding Academy.
Duriag tho trial of tho case It developed that
the real plaintiff wns Mrs. Emma J. Clapham,
who recently returned from Costa Rica, and
who had assigned Her olaim.
She declared that before going to Costa Rica.
In lH'Jt, aha lUllrored the horse to tho defend
ant In consideration ot the defendant's caring
for It and paying for Its keep, lie was to have
tho uae of tho home in hla business na a riding
master, and might hire it out. Since her re
turn to the city, she said, she had made ado
mand for tho horse, but her demand had been
refused. Sho had bought the animal In the
first place from Capt. Turner nnd had used it
as a saddle horse.
Capt. Turner said he would get Blazes and
return him to Mrs. Clnpham If she would pay
him what it had cost to keep tho stood. That
wns something ovur $1,000. he dsclnrod.
Justlao Joseph reserved deolslon,
M'OVRK'S.
Another Woman I'resli from tho Salcldo
Plant Tries to End Hr Life.
Emma Hughes, an habitue" ot McGurk's re
sort on the Bowery, walked out of that place
early yesterday morning. Sho attracted tho
attention of a policeman of the Eldrldge street
station whenshe leaned up against a building
nnd began to weep. He followed her to Rlv
lnaton stroot and caught her hand just ns she
wns nbout to drink carbolic ncld from a bottle.
Uhe was taken to the Eldrldgo street atatlon.
When she was arraigned la the Essex Mar
ket police couit she denlsd that she wanted to
commit suicide, "I was so drunk I did not
knowwhntl was doing," she said. She re
fused to say anything about herself and was
held for elimination.
PAXIV IX A JIVRXIXO rACTORT,
Two Lives Relieved to liars Raen Lost by
n 1'lru In Chtrngo,
Cnn'AOo. Oct. 17. Two lives are believed to
have beon lost In a Are which destroyed tho
six-story factory building at 20,'i Greon street,
occupied by tho W. C. Rltehlo Papor Box Com
pany, at (I P. M. to-day. Tho firm employes
five hundred men, boys and girls, and more
thnn two hundred wo in still In the building
when the lire started. A pnniu ensuud, and
manr were slightly hurt la escaping from tho
burning building. All wero reported saved
except Alexander MoMastors. the factory su
perintendent. Laura Thrill, fifteen years old,
who was employed on the sixth floor and who
was Inst seen trying to gropo hor way to a Are
escape,
it. : tiikat's FiaitT inrn a beak,
N'ovt Tnrk Jlas'i Kxcltlng Experience on
Van Andn Mountain, R. C.
VAScouM:n, B. C. Oct. 17. II. W. Treat, of
New York, who Is associated with Mr. Rocke
feller In the ownership ot many acres of copper
mines on Van Anda Island, British Columbia,
had a desperate encounter with a bear yesterday
whllo prospecting a cave on Van Andn moun
tain. Tho bear, a large brown ono rushed at
Mr. Treat, who shoved n llghtod candle la the
animal's eyes, then whipped out his revolver
and tired In tho bear's face. The bear knocked
him behind a log, but he rose to his feet and
after being chased lor half a mile, finally klllod
the animal with a number of shots.
TELL AT TUB TUEATRK EXTRAXCE.
Mrs, Rlschnf! Htrlkea with Heart Diiensn
In Ilernld qiim'.
Mrs. Elizabeth Blschoff. .VJ years old, of 411
Enst Fifty-second street, accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. George Relss. started for tho
Herald Square Theatre last night. Just as
they ronched tins entrance of the theatre,
Mrs, Bischoff collapsed. She was taken to tho
New York Hospital, where she died a half
hour Inter. Heart disease. It is said, vvus the
cnuso of her death.
Wllllnm II, Appletnn Seriously III.
William II. Applcton, who was for many
yoars nt tho head of the publishing Arm of D.
Applston X Co.. Is seriously ill at his homo in
Rlvordule whero ho has been since May Mr.
Appleton Is more than eighty. live yenru old
nnd a slight cold which ho contracted recently
lias weakened his health to some decree. It
was said yesterday, however, that he had held
his own well for the lost three or four days.
More Yellow I'erer nt Key West.
Jacksonville. Via., Oct. 17. Koy West re
ports 17 new enses ot yel'ow fever nnd no
deaths. The suspicious death at Miami is
being Investigated,
Stop Thnt Distress After Rating.
Menaces Water. Depot, S3 Beaver at, H. TC.Aii.
aiTK VP HOPE OF TUB COP.
London Papers Think the Columbia n Horn
Winner Now.
ismal Cable iidi(cA to Tns la.
London. Oct. 18. The morning papers aro
unanimous In expressing tho view that the
America's Cup will remain In Now York. Thoy
regret that an accident preventod tho Sham
rock from sailing out the race yesterday, but
think that oven If she had, tha Columbia would
have been the victor.
SMALL TIIAXSATLAXTIC TOTAQBRS.
Pour Tngged Children Will Ball an the
Frledrlch dor Grnsae for Laalnud,
Four children, the oldest eloven and the
youngest three, are to sail for England on tho
Frledrloh der Grosso to-morrow morning.
Each will wear a tag with full information
prlntod on It as to tho destination ot tho little
party. They are the children or Percy S.Clif
ford, a dry goods merchant of Freeport. L. I.
Tholr mother died about six months ago and
they have not had a very happy time since.
Mr. Clifford hlrod a woman to come in to oars
for them, but somehow they seemed to feel,
moro forlorn than when they had nobodyat all.
All their rolatlyes live In England, and as Mr.
Clifford could not leave his business and coald
not benr to seo them so lonely and homesick
for tho want of mothering, he made up his
mind to ser.d them to their aunts In Torquay,
who had boen begging for them.
The arrangements for the voyage were made
by Willis A- Staples, their father's New York
correspondents. They will ha a stateroom
all to themselves. Chief Steward Erlangcr has
arranged to have two stewardesses look out
for the children's oomfort. and will havo a
fatherly eyo on them himself. All the oourte
slea of the voyage will not come from the ship's
company. however, for Peroy. tho oldest child,
haa prepared a number of songs and recita
tions with which to break the monotony of the
trip. Ot the others. Wallace is 10 years old.
Daisy Is 10. an J'Jlay Is II.
3ff5. ABBOTT OUSTED FROM OFFICE.
Court Holds That Women Cnnnot Hold
Klectlve Ofllces In Michigan.
Lansino, Mich.. Oct. 17 The Supreme
Court to-day entered a judgment ot oustor
against Mrs. Merrle H. Abbott, Prosecuting
Attorney ot Ogemaw county, thus holding that
a womnn Is Ineligible to hold elective offlae In
Michigan, unless tho Statutes or Constitution
expressly stipulate that she mar do so. The
Court sustained ths contention of tho Attorney
General. The office of prosecuting attorney Is
created by the Constitution of tho State, whloh
expressly provides that such official shall be
chosen by the electors of the respective coun
ties and thnt suoh electors have not nuthorlty
under tho Constitution and laws to elect other
than ono ot their own number to such nffloe.
The decision Is an endorsement ot Judge
t u.iley's proposition that when tho law Is silent
respecting qualifications to office, It must be
understood that electors aro eligible, but no
others.
In n dissenting opinion Justice Moore aavs
that the great weight of authority sustains the
conclusion that In case of such silence on the
part ottho Constitution and laws, the people
may elect whom they will. If the person elected
Is competent to dlschargo the duties of the
office.
GUATEMALA HAS YIELDED.
The Demands af tha United Stntea In tha
Rlchnrda Case Compiled With.
New Orleans. Oct. 17. Capt. Smart of Bos
ton, who arrived here to-day from Guatemala,
announces that Guatemala has yielded to the
demands of the United States In the Richards
case, Rlohards Is an American who located
certain mining claims In Guatemala. His
olalma were confiscated and he was deported
from tho country on the ground thnt he had
been Implicated In a recent filibustering expe
dition. Minister Hunter was Instructed by
Secretnry Hay to present Rlohards's claim to
Guatemala and Insist upon Immediate action
and settlement. As a result ot the demands
Guatemala has withdrawn Its dealaratlori of
banishment against Richards and will Invite
him to return and take up his claims.
l'VLLMAX CAIt COMPAXT'S PLAXB.
Report That It Will Absorb the Wagner Car
Compnny To-dny.
Cmctno. Oct. 17. At the annual meeting of
the Pullman Palace Car Company to-morrow
action of great Importance Is ovpected. One
report is that steps will bo taken for the con
solidation of tho Wngnor and Pullman Interests
nnd n monopoly of the palace car business ot
tho country. According to this report the
Pullman Company will absorb the Wagner Pal
aoo Car Company and in return will nnrt with
considerable, stock In the Boston nnd Maine
Railroad Company In which the Vanderbllts
are interested. Anothor rumor asserts that
the company has found a buyor for a large
amount ot land In Pullman, and that another
melon may bo cut In the distribution ot proceeds
MISS IIUBBARD BVRSED TO DEATH.
Killed nt Her noma on the Day She Wns to
Have Started for Kurops.
BANOon. Me.. Oot. 17. Miss Mary Ilubbard
ot Wlnterport. twelve miles from here, was
burned to death In her house early this morn
ing, Sho was wealthy and hor home was ono
of the finest in Maine.
The fire started around a fireplace in a room
directly beneath hor bedroom. It probably
originated from a Are kindled Inst night when
n Party of friends called on Miss Hubbard to
bid her good-bye previous ton trip to Europe
on whloh she was to havo started to-day. The
two servants escaped In their night clothes.
After tho houso had been destroyed the
remains of Miss Hubbard were found in the
ruins.
MRS. TBELBT HOT FOUXD.
Police Seem to Think She Wns tha Woman
Thnt Was Hiitchered.
The search for Mrs. Kate Feeley, formerly ot
230 West Eighteenth street, who. It Is thought
may havo been the woman portions of whoso
mutilated remains wore found In this city, was
continued unsuccessfully by tho polloo yester
day. Mrs. Foeley hns dropped completely out
of sight, and the conviction Is growing with the
police, that It was she who was butohsrad, al
though they havon't a faot to sustain It Both
Capt. Sohmlttbercer and Capt MeClusky de
nounced as a fake a story published yesterday
to the effect thnt a Plush button and a bolt be
longing to the missing woman had been found
in a Seventeenth street cellar.
Cnpt. Sohmltthergerand Detective Hergoants
Price and McCafforty callod at the Morgue at
midnight. They wore accompanied by a young
man with a brown moustache who wore a
light overcoat. The police would not let the
man tell who he was or for what marks he was
examining the fragments of the butchered
woman. After a long examination Capt.
hchmlttberger called up the West Twentieth
street station and told the sergeant on duty
that he would not return until morning. The
four then left the Morgue together.
ALASKA MODUS riVBXDI.
The Stato Department Olllelally Informed
Thnt Grant Rrltnln Assents to It,
Washington, Oct. 17. The State Depart
ment has been officially Informed that Great
Britain has assented to the termsof the modus
Vivendi for tho temporary adjustment of the
Alaska boundary dispute, nnd it will bo ready
for slgiinturu this week. When the modus has
been signed the two Governments will en
deavor to arrange a permanent treaty on tho
boundary question. Tho modus merely de
fines a line marking the territorial limits ot
tho United States and Great Britain. This Is
to remain in Inrco at tho pleasure ot the two
Governments. It may be abrogated by either
party.
$sn,o)0 IX uoin.
No no of It for Mrs. Row She Demands to
Re Paid by Check.
Atlantic City. N. J Oct. 17 G. Jason
Wattrs. owner of the Windsor, has purchased
thu Bow Hotel nnd bathhouse property, ad
joining his hotol. for $150,000. the lot having a
frontage of ICO fret by a depth of 100 feet.
Mr Waters tendered the first payment of T,"0,
0(H), all In gold, taking It to the Bew Hotol In a
vehicle. Mrs. Bew, the owner, refused the
pile of glittering metal, which was counted out
to her by Lawyer Hlgben nnd O. J, Adama, a
real estate ageut. and Insisted on a check,
which wns given to her. The gold was stored
over night la the hotel safe,
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SHAMROCK DIMMED. 'j
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So the Colnmlda Wins tbe Seconil pS
Heat of the Race. J'f i
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MISHAP OCCURRED EARLY. k;: i 1
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Shroud Parted and the Green Yacht's I l: f I
Topmast Went Oyerhoard. Ll N
Tho Aceldeat Marred Wfint Would Hays j j, S
Reen the Second Real Contest Retweesi ', 'i J -
the Rival Flyers, nnd the Yankee Had ' 'VI j? ',' '',
to Ball Over Two Lags of the Course I ' '' j 2'
Alene-Slmmrock Will Tnko a Day Of! j "' ,' ?t
to Ilepnlr, so the Next Rnco Is Set (or n '' " Af
Thursday Sir Thorans Idpton Laments ' . ! j 3
the ailshap, Rut lie's Not Dlscanraged ' ' ' J '
till Thlnka Iln Hns a Chance ot Winning I ' ' V
Celiimbla Lead When ths Crash Came. j '' X
Thore was wind enough yestorday, but only 1 ! ', f,
one of tho colossal sea fighters, the Columbia. t . i ,Vf t',
got the full benefit of It. While sho leisurely ''," D
covered a triangular oourse ot thirty miles oft f f
Bandy Hook, the orlpplsd challenger. Bham- 3' h '
rock, was heading homoward, trailing like ',' .M
wounded duok. Her topmast was carried away je !' ifi
when she was twenty-five minutes on herCourse H j . jl
on tho windward leg of the trlanglo.andher ii ') ,.p
club topsail was put out ot commission. Under ,i '
an agreement suggested by Sir Thomas . ,v! M
Llpton and signed by htm and 0. Oliver i, i 's
Iselln, the managers of the Yankee yacht ; , ' ffi
could honorably do nothing else than take ' ' " 'if
"walkover." This suited Sir Thomas Llpton 'iv j)
admirably. The agreement runs as follows: ' ,; ' tj
SUCH A CASE rnOVIDED FOB. I f- f j
"Inasmuch as we are ot the opinion that ' i
the America's Cup raoes are no less a test ot 1 'e
the strength of the construction of the oorape- 4 "Ii
ting vessels than of their sailing qualities, and - , -jf
as It is deomed advisable to avoid the embar- ' , ' )'
rassment in which a vessel finds herself when )' ,
callod upon to decide whether to withdraw ,t .,,i
from a race upon tho occurreneo of an aooldoat j, t , 'J
disabling hercompetitor.it is agreed that in A!''i'rt
the races betweon the Bhamrook and the Co- 1 ."' '.ff
lumbla eaoh yacht shall stand by theconse- I "4 , '
quencesof any accident happening to hor, and " i . ,
that the uninjured vessel shall sail out the i l 1 T,
race." !j ' , '
The unsatisfactory raco demonstrated at "
least that the Columbia's rigging Is better con- ,'
structed than the Shamrock's, When the mis-
hap occurred the yachts had coverod about a j '( ..'
quarter of the ten-mile windward leg, east by I , '
south, from Bandy Hook Lightship. They were IJ , ' '
on the port tnck, heading about southeast. In a j ' '
sun-splashed sea that spurted In glittering 1 .'
spray from undor tholr spoonlike bows, with .fsJlibfi&i
tho Yaakoo yaoht probably a tenth ot a mile to 'A ' j0f8'
windward. Tho Bhamrook had boen footing ii ";?
well and the talent aboard declare that she 1 i''(ti
was really in tho load, and that if she had ' r ' -taoked
she would havo foroed the Columbia to
go about. This would have boen her privilege ' '
as tho yacht on the port tack must always give ...
way to tho ono on the starboard. Close ob- '
servers on vessels of the accompanying licet ' '
were of tho opinion that If the Shamrock had 'J f
gone on tho starboard tack the Columbia would t ' .
have had plenty of room to cross her bows. j
That Is the way It looked from The Sun's tug. . . ' i
Wlnslow. i
AWAY DOES HEB TOMlAST.
Before tho trio of British skippers oonld t
make up their minds to try forcing the Yankee -
clipper about the thing happened whloh made
the manoeuvre Impossible. The Bhamrook ,
was plunging heavily into the long swells,
carrying a No. '2 club topsail. .tho noxt to the j j
largest In her marvellous salt, and many yards ' '
bigger than that of tho Columbia. Its club 'J-
projects twenty-one feet beyond tho end ot ths ;
gau and It ls almost as voluminous as some ot ' V-
tho mainsails of former Cup defenders. '"
Naturally, ths topmast receiving the giant ','. ff -
strain ot wind pressure on the lofty fabrlo s 'i
must bs strong and well set up. While nearly
all the folks within rango ot tbe contending '
yachts were gazing at them, to far to wind- u,'
ward that thoy looked like painted craft on the i
well-defined line ot the horizon, the club top- 'j , '
sail ottho Briton fluttered at the head. Then , ' '-
It wrinkled and collapsed, carrying with It ths H ,
topmast, appearing like mere billiard oue In ' . '
the dlstanoo. The tangle of wreckage fell t ' '.
starboard. , ' .
Thare was no snap or crash heard by any In I '
tho attending fleet because ths floot was kept i, i
too far away by ths vigilant whits euttors and 1 ' '
the black torpedo boats ot Capt. Evans's guard ' , ,
squadron. It soemed as If the towering spar
and sail ot the green yaoht had been simply
painted out by tbe viewless brush ot tne wind.
The Columbia luffed up a moment and then ,
went about on ths starboard taok. letandlng '
northeast, A moment later aho took down hr
jib topsail. I
A. MOMENT OP PEBIL. ' J
The dlsabltd ohatlenger cams up Into ths j
wind nnd hor hardy and fearless srew began ','' )
olearlng away the wreokage. Tha olubof ths ".
club topsail bald by the gaff and boat like a
Hall against tbe mainsail. The staysail oama
down in a J Iffy and was qulokly gathered in. , ' "'
The sprit of the club topsail was brokon when , . '" (
the topmast snapped. The topsail, held by ths i'
club, flapped against the enormous mainsail i
and was revealed In outline by the sun against
the larger spread ot canvas like a shadow on a
sercen, ij S, '
The .Shamrock squared away for home with !
her olub topsail dangling In the hollow ot her
mainsail, rounded by the twelve-knot breeze ',
A small fleet ot excursion boats and tugs foi- M-,
lowed the luokless Brltou halt way baik to Hit , 'J n
Lightship. Her attending tug gave her a line l, ?('!
and towed her to hor mooring lusldo ' t." 'r!
the Hook. 1'lve minutes after the accident
Sir Thomas LIpton's steam jacht Krln hauled f "'
down the pennant of the Itoyal Ulstor Yacht
Club and her guard flag and steamed after the
green boat, Hor ensign, ns she ran beforo tho
breeze, hung limp and mournfully against ths
staff over tho taffrall.
CAUHI! 01" THE MISHAP. J
The trouble aboard the Shamrock was caused
by tho parting ol the port topmast shroud, j I
About twelve feet from the deck it crosses the
masthead shroud. At the pluce where It crosses, i
the shrouds are nlppered or racked, that Is, j
aeled with steel strands, so they cannot touch
and chafe each othor. It Is thought that there ; f
was a defect In tho topmast shroud ut the ;
"nip" where It parted. Thero wae doubtless a j
tremendous strain on the shroud, qulto enough. I t
Innssaway, to enrry away anything but a pur- ,' 1,
feet piece of atool cable. 'i '
The Columbia, after the mishap simply gave ' j
an exhibition sail for admiring patriots, who I ,'
Hindu up In enthusiasm what they lacked la , .' . I
numbers. She was in the business of simply V
looking handsome, which sho did tothe ilnlah, .' j .
where the was groeted thunderously. J I I
Tho next race will be to-morrow. If there It a t,
breeze. Ueanwhllu the Shamrock will be ' i
fitted with a new topmast and shroud. For 3 1 l' ll
thnt purpose she was towed to the Lrlo Basin, i ll H
and carpentors were put to work finishing up 'j 4 ll

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