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I II 2 ' -. . THE SUN, WEDNKSDAYOCTOBER 18, 1800.
H jl come lime ago. Before midnight It mi B I ready to b hoisted In B jj To-morrow's contet will be 15 mile to B y windward or leeward nnd return. B S .Silt TIIOil.lt VMHHVAYKth B I Ha Feels Badly About Hi Mlthnp, but H jj llnsii't (llirn I'p Hope et. B "I'v been In tighter oornor than thl, nnd B i pulled out all right and I still have hope that I mnr Mill out of this ono," said Hlr Tliomna B I Llpton ton reporter for Tub Sun yesterday uf' B S ternoon on board the Erin. "Naturnlly I am B Jlsappolntod and very sorry that the second B t trlnl should end as this one has. but It Is all In B ' yachting and constitutes part of the sport I B ! thought that we had a good chanor to-day and B all on the Shamrock llrmlv believed that the B yncht would win The accident was an unfor- B tunale one and Itoould not have been fore- B seen It might as well hare happened to the B Columbia and would haa been Just nsunsatls- B factory We must make the best of thn mis- B i fortuno ami try again a soon as we are ready. B which will probably be on Thursday." B Tho mlihap to the Shamrock was a bigger B dlsippolntmcnt to all connected with the boat B than tho defeat of Monday. On Monday thero B was a raco. and, although so rag contended that B If the Shamrock had been handled differently. B the difference between tho two yachts at tho B ! finish would not havo been so groat, thoy wore B ' conti'iit that tho race had been sailed to a eon- B i ' elusion estordnv the Hliararocli made a B ( beaatlful start, and thoe on board said that B the challenger was In the lend when tho mis- H ' hap happened, hut niter nearly liilf an hour's B j nalllliK'the topmast shroud parted nnd tlm B ; topmast went by llir hoard This, of courts. fl ft put the Shaminek out of tho content, and she B u went to the Krle Basin for repairs It Is said H I by those who know the good points of the B Shamrock that is idling Is herfortc. and It was B I confidently expected that with n teij-mlle beat I to windward and then two reaches of ton miles f each, the challenger would finish In tint lead. I nnd so wipe out the defeat of the first day of j tho series ; it til ntim iiuiFh nil: HitAMitrH k j The s'eamer Blackbird, with the guests of t hlr Thomas I,liton on boanl, left the Ilargu j Office pier shortly beforo Ho clock and steamed 55 tloHii the biy. There was a nice little hrae.'o S at that tlmo. but the sky w.is clotide I On tho way down the hay the sun puslisd Its way I through the clouds The outlouk for a good I raco was bright and tho stanch supporters of J thu Shumrook were sure that the tables would J lio turned on the I'olumbia Hir Thomas was nt the gangway to receive his guests and he i I wns so cheerful that one would have thought ' thut the Shamrock had won the Mist race In- j Htend of having been beaten by more than ton ; minutes. The yacht hid gone out to tho ! Lightship und as noon as the gnosis were all on hoard the Krln breakfast was served and ' while the partj was pnitaklngnf It thel'.rln fo. 1 lowed the racing yachts Among those who were on board were Admiral I,oril Charles Ileres ford, the Itight lion. Arnold Morley. Sir Henry i lltlidette, thn Hon, Charles ltussell. Lord ( llief Baron I'alles, Miss l'alles. .Mi ,T, V I'lrrle. Capt Cameron of the steamship Ooennic. Mr j and Mrs James Craig of BolfaM, Judge It M ! Littler. C It : Mrr Henri Slegel. Mls :ii7a- j h th Vaughn. Mrs lionald Stuart. Miss Mnry i 'Washington Bond, thn MI-se l.mmott of New S Iliehelle. Captain the Hon M (' I! Ward of J Ha ifa. Miss Burton, Willi im I.oe of Glas gnw. Miss Marie lloso Sidller. Lieut Van ' Soslrk. John Young of London, David Ilarrle, ; Ml ind Mrs J N. lieckloy. Walter Heckler, (1. L Lansing. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Wilson of Tr.tnby, Yorkshire. Inglaml, W 1) Itoss or 1 London, Miss Clagett, James ltowan. Chea- : llerdo Mnrtlno, W."(l Hainson of Sin I'rnn- ) liseo. Mr and Mrs K M. Wllliami and Miss I tJargaret.I. W Johnson of lioselle, N. J : Mr. ) nd Mrs Arthur Hill of London. Mr nnd Mrs j 1 dvvard Williams Dewe). Mr. nnd Mrs ('. illati ley of Chicugo. Uluhard Doliell of Quebec. i i tin im! IVek of Chicago, I'eter I' etehor of ln.otlsnil, J. M. Weir of (Hasgnw, Mr nnd Mrs - iloliu l'liitt, William .Murrny of London. Wll- t liam Lihtoti, H C Davidson of (llasgow. II 1). i! Woodward. II I.. Ilrewster or Chicago, l'aul L. W aterloo of London and Mr. and Mrs. . liu-iu of Liverpool, oitii.t roKit KEhNM ivrrrasTFri. I W lien tho starting line wns reiclmd the Man- I ring, the revonue cutter, ran nlongMdn and In- I fctrueted the lieutenant on the I'nn to follow I the Mnnnlng and holp keep the eour-n ckar. I A" the boati began iiniiu uvrliu for potitlou & lit the start. Sir Tlionms I.i ton took Ills usuil position on the Hying bridge. He held n inlrof B imrine glasses In his hand nnil watched with I uiti rest overy movninndo on the raiers. l)r I ill' k ty wns nesr Sir Thomas. He watched R the jnclit through a tU"eopo The lllcht I Hen rnotd Morley wns on tho lirldgo too. I nn Interested speetator. as was Capt ( aiu- 8 rron The others on tlm Fun ciowdel 8 t) tho rail on the bridge deck It had I been iiitimred that tlieie hid been tioiille 1 m Urn Shamrock nftei Vliindo n i.icn iml ihtt I the iapt..lns hurt been blamed for the pool etait that was made and for tho result of tho f : race The skippers neie on their meial es- f ti idav nnd there was no doubt that the Hhnm- lock was going to git the bust of the ( start If It was In Cipt Wringe. who Is tho muster of the uclit on siii.Ii occa- rnns to do so. Tlm minutes sped by j J and the t.vo vachts inlled about within Milklrg .1 st'inen of the line and near to each , othei I'lrM one was g bed ami then the other ' and eiieh t mo tile Sh imrock got the bettor of ' ; tlm mannuvre. 'I hen the warning gnu was ' llreil fioui the committee bo'it 'Thin have live minutes more" exclaimed Lonl Chief U-iron rallesandineij oae watched ( the yachts with kiener Inteiest, Hound thev (went again and then I hoi eanie up to tho lee ward of the Lightship Shamrock kupt off fora iiiniiieiit and just as the starting gun was j tomulpil l apt Wrlngeshot her unilertliestern I of the Lightship ami she crossed the line fifteen J seconds nftei the signal nnd to wlndwtird of I tho Cobnut i i which was only two seconds be hind her It was a beautiful start and all on 1 the Krln applauded. "Shamrock's got her," I excitedly filed one Indy as she clapped her i hands. The jachts wero both on the star- ' board tack Columbia had broken out her bab jib topsnll and nt onco began to draw uhend C'OIVUDIi TOO 1 AST 1011 lIF.lt, i "Will she draw out .'" was the ijuestlon all asked, nnd the two jnchts weie watched al I most bre.ithlesl lu sen what would happen , ; Dett It was very evident that the Colum bia was drawing tluougli tho lea of 1 the bhamrock and altui a little more ' than mo minutes of snlllng on tho stnr- , board tack the Shamrock went to port k i - nud twenty seconds lutei the Columbia follow - edsuit. Theposltlon of tho two bontswas now : reversed Shamrock was leading, but the Co- luinbla hadwoiked out a little, to windward Hlr Thomas I.lplou watched the vaohts In tently, but said nothing l.ont t Imrlcs Heres ford, too, watched them closely and In ailonce The Columbia alowl) liutsurelt pinched out to windward, but the Shamrock was footing lister and no one could tell which boat was gelling the advantage Ono minute tho Co. j luinbla seemed to be sailing the bettoi race and j then Shamrock would pick up again, and so it went for twenty-three minutes V few on the llriu wondered why the achtsdld not tack, but the old yachtsmen watched and waited to see s which boat would give way first j THE DHEAhDOWN j At 11 2S o'clock tho Shamrock was seen pud- j denly to bear sharply off her course. Then the J topmast buckled toward thestarbourd sldoand the next moment It snapped and toppled over I tu leeward, currying the big ilub topsail down , ( with It Tho mishap had happened so ijuickly I that It was a mlnuta beforo any one realised i what had taken place Thon a cry of dlsap. ' polntmont went up from nil over the Hrin "She's lost her topmast,' shouted dipt. Cnmeion Tlm other guests looked on but sai I nothing, mil then, seeing that the challenger was hope. . .esslyoutof the race, cieri one turtle I their yes to the Hying bridge Sir Thomas, still I with the glomes In his hands, stood and looked I Uthewrock, V. a muscle of bis facoehoned BBBBBBBM-yswssWrfiCTsM!, Mimnnimm the keen disappointment h must have felt. Lord Charles Ileresford turned quickly from the rail, drew a cigar from his clgarcaae nnd began to amoke. Mr. Morley closed his glnsses with a snap that spoke Tolumes and turnod to talk to C'spt Cameron Hlr Thomas wns tho first to break the silence. Turning to Cnpt. Matthews, thn master of the Krln, he said: "(let over as quickly as possible: some one may be hurt. Dr. Mackay, be ready to go In tho launch to render any assistant o that may be necessary " Thon ho turned to look nt the yacht again. HIIAMHOCK PI.OPS HADI.Y HOStr. The bhnmrook In the meantime had born headed toward the Lightship and the sailors wero soon at work clearing away the wreck age. The topmast hail snapped just above the mast head. It was a wooden spar nnd the splintered ends were slicking tip in tho nlr The port topmast shroud had parted nnd the frayed ends of thn stool rope were alammlag about in a dangerous fashion. The topmast had toppled over to thn starboard of tho main sail nnd the big club topsail was dangling In tho nlr, suspended by tho lashings that hold the club to the gaff Tho sprit had been broken by the fall and the two pieces of thin spar were slamming nbout threatening to tear thn sails to pieces Cnpt Hogarth was at tho tiller and Capta Parker nnd Wrlngn wero getting the men to work lowering tho brokon topmast to the deck The starboard rigging was badly tnpgled up nnd the tnsk wns not an easy ono. Thomas Ratsey, the sallmaker, and Jesso Con noil and Hugh Macglldowney. the amateurs nn board, were also at work, and Mr. Lippltt, the representatlre of the New York. Yacht Club. was lending a hand. Tho brualc had eome so suddenly that when the topmast fell over, the crew were still at their places to windward and only those who were watching tho sails knew what was coming When the Krln got within hailing distance Hr Mackay callod out through tho megaphone: "Kir Thomas wishes to know If any ono Is In jured " A doren on tho Shamrock jumped to tho side and shouted back "No " At this Hlr Thomas looked relieved Tho wont of tho wreck wns soon cloarod away, and then a line was passed from the tug James A Lawrence to the Sham rock, and tho yacht was towed Into the Horse shoo, the Krln standing by. Am the race had now lost nil interest, several of ths rnchts and somo of tho excursion steamers went ovor to the disabled yacht to take a close look at the wreck The excursionists cheered, the bands placd "God Saro the Queen " nnd some Irish aits, but tho men on the Shamrock wure too disappointed to take any notlcn of these evi dences tifiimpathy They made tho yacht as trim ns possible, stowed the wreckage awa. lowered the malnsnll and jib and then sat ulong the rail looking utterly disconsolate. H1MPATII JOB THE CHALI ENOF.n. On tho Krln Hlr Thomas was the Hrst one to recover his usual spirits He took the mishap In a sportsmanlike way, and tried to mako the best of It The guests talked nmong them scles. realising that any expiosslon of sorrow from limn would not mend matters After nwhllo K. A Stunner, n member of tho New Yorkncht Club, who was on board, address ing Kir Thomas, said "Sir Thomas, you havo the sympathy of every Yankee on board." The Shamrock's owner looked at his glasses for n moment, nnd then replied. "Thank you, Mr Sumner It Is unfortunate, but It can't be helped " The steam jacht Oneida ran alongside with K. C Denedlct nnd Capt. Wltislow on board Mr Ilenedlct shouled as the yacht steamod by, "Heartily sorry," and Hlr Thomas waved his hand In acknowledgment Sir Thonujs. after watching thn Shamrock for somo time, went among his guests and chatted about tho mishap. Ho said: "This Is hard luck, but it is part of tho sport. Yester day we wore beaten fairly and square!), and to-day. when we thought that wo had a good chance to win. tho topmnst is curried away." Some ono suggested that Mr. Isolln would probably not accept a walkover Sir Thomas quickly corrected this error. Herald "One of the conditions that Mr Iselln nnd I agreed to was that If onu jacht broke down the other was to sail ovtr tho course for the race, I sug gxstod that this condition should bo made, because If It had not beep made It would put the owner of the yacht that with stood the weather all right In nn embarrassing position If it had not been made and Mr Ise liu had said he would not fltilsh the race.I should not have considered It any favor. These rniea nro just as much to test tho strength of con struction of tho competing vnchtHas theyaro to test their sliced and tho seamanship of tho men who are handling them. Tho Shamrock has broken down and the Columbia has con sequently won the race: that Is if sha can sail over tho couise within the five and a half hours allowod. If slio does not finish within that time, why we II have anothei chance oyor the trlnngular course." One ladv suggested tho hopo that the wind would die out nnd the Columbia not be able to finish In time. Kir Thomas smileil and replied thnt that was hardly fair. "Tho taco to-day would have been a good one, I am sine." ho continued. "The Shamrock was beautifully handled nnd there could he no fiult found on that score Tho'wo boats worn sailing vers evenlr and after tho ten-mile bent to windward there were two legs of leaching and the Shamrock would havo had u chance to show what she can do under conditions that we claim suit her. However. I am notmaklng any incuses We still have another chnnco nnd I don't despair yst The Columbia has not won the America's Cup until sho has won three races. The Shamrock will bo repaired a' once nnd we shnll be ready as soon ns possible to meet ths Columbia again and we hope that no more accidents will happen to either boat " IOII1) t'HiRIlM fPI.MNS the mini- When tho Krln anchored In the HorseHhoe. Sir Thomas Upton and I ord Charles Ileresford went In the launch to visit tho Shamrock. Hlr Thomas talked to those on board while Lord Charles examined tho break and found out what caused the trouble. When tho two re turned to tho Krln. Lord Charles Berestord said. "The topmast shroud on the port sldo parted close to the spiles This shroud Is a wiroiopeand It leads from the topmast over the end of the spreader to the chain plates on the port sldo. It Is set up with a tnrnbuckle Two or three of the strnnds whore the shroud crosses the masthead shroud and where It is nipped, parted and thus weakened the whole shioud This weakness would not be seen be cause It is covered up In tho nip, 'lhere was no teason why It should have parted to-day If some of the strands had not worn through gradually, because there was no wind or sen to cause nny trouble llko this When tho shroud wont of courso thero wns nothing to stay the mast, and with the weight or the wind In that club topsail the top mast suappod and went by the board. I don't like setting up rigging with wiro rope myself It never gives any warning wbon It is going, and when covered up In the nip one cannot see how It Is wearing nnd tho firs' Intimation of a Haw Is given only when something gies Hemp ropo will complain and stretch nnd can alwas ho watched Thore are tons of weight on' the shrouds of a yacht like the Shamrock and If one strand Is not loyal why the wholo shroud will go It was fortunate that the accident was not moro serious No ono was hurt and tlieilamagecannoon be repaired. Itlsoneofthe things that happen to those who follow the sea It might havo happened to the Columbia in stoad of to the Shamrock. No ono Is responsl ble for tho break and no one can bo blamed for the accident " "Are you going to sail on the Oceanic to-morrow," Lord Charles was asked. THINKS SHE MAY WIN YET "1 am sorry to tay that I must. I had hoped to be able to see this series through, but I cannot stay any longer. The races have been somowhat disappointing. Klrt of nil there was ths two wueks' delay In getting a race Then we had a raco and tho Shamrock was beaten fairly and squarely, and now comes the nccl dent Hut it's all In yachting and this uncer talutyls what makes the sport o fascinating. The Shamrock Is not beaten yet by any means It's no thousand pounds to a carrot that sho won't win the Cup nnd t would not bo n hit surprised on reaching Ouoenstown'to receive a telegram from Hlr Thomas saying that (ho Bhamrock had won the Cup." Capt Hogarth said thatthe break came with out warning. Tho shroud parted: hoborooff to tnko the strain off tho topmnst ns quickly ns possible but could not save tho spar and It top pled over the side. Ho said that on the Sham rock tlmy figured that the challenger wns the lending boat when the accident hnppened The Columbia wns n little to windward but the Shamrock was footing faster nnd If sho hnd tacked to starboard the Columbia would havo been forced nbout. Cnpt. Hngnrth wns very much disappointed nnd so wero nit on board. Kvery ono had nn Idea that it was Shamrock's day and that tho two vacht would have started agnlo to-day, each with a victory to hsr credit. '1 his statement was good nowatoHlrThomas nnd ho wns p'ensed that the yacht was not a benlon boat when she broko down. After tho crew hail their dinner tho Lawience started off for the Krio llasln with tho Shamrock in tow Tho tender Pl mouth followed and tho Krin went up to Tompklnsvlllo Inter In tho afternoon The Shnmrook has other topmasts here nnd as soon as tho yacht reached the basin the crew lowered the plecn of tho broken spar In the hounding.-! nnd set to work to get the new one up In Its place The new topmast will probably Bo rigged early this morning and then the Khamroek will go down tho bay for a trial spin to bio If there are any other weak nesses. Ktn THOMAS NOT TART DOWN, Tho guests of the I rln returned to tho city on tho Illack Illrd just as the excursion steam ers and yachts that had followed the Columbia over the courso were going home. When they left the Krln Sir Thomas had lecovcrod Ills good spirits and chatted pleasantly to all. Then when he was cheered ho snld "I have been In tighter corners than this beforo nnd pulled out nil light." "Things come to their worst nnd then thoy mond" said Sir Honry llurdette "and we have a chance for tho Cup yot." A morning pnper yesterday. In n tatoment slgnedbyCapt.il C Haff. said. "In each of the three times that the laehta havo started, thn Shamrock has pointed ns high nnd footed as fast and mime times fastoi than Columbia The fact that she did not do It Jestcrdav leads me to believe that Columbia's sails haio been greatly Improved and that she has been re lieved of manv pounds ol ballast, for she ap peared lighter on the water and eesmed to start qtilckei In tho moderato brseros that were blowing than she overdid before." This was shown to blr Thomas Linton, who nt once turned It over to Lord ( harles Ileres ford. Lord Charles spoke promptly and em phatically He declared it was till immense "Thosu gentlemen on thn Columbia," ho de clared, "are too good sportsmen to do nnjthing llko that If they had changed their ballast they would have said so and would have had the yacht remeasured It is an outrage to make such a statement I don't believe a word of It, Of course tlm sails can be altered and trimmed as much as tho Columbia's peoplo wish " Sir Thomas Llpton asked Mr. lltlssell to take the paper ovor and show it to the captains on the Shamrock When Mr Russell returned he snld "No one has any tiling to saj about this on the Shamrock. No changing of ballast has been noticed there, and tho story is not believed, ' Sir Thomas Llpton declined to discuss tho matter beyond saving ' 1 do not beliove a word of It." W.FihlM, t'P OF THE Er.tv's TinTY Mr and Mi I'irrlo will return to Ireland on the steamer Oceanic to- lay Mrs I'irrlo was on the Krin yesterday but Mr l'lrrie had some business to ntteml to that kept him In town. Until are disappointed that they will be unablo to spo tho finish of the contests, hut Mrs. Plrrle said Inst night that she still hns hope that the next races for the Cup will bsolT Helfast Lough nnd that she will be nble to meet again at her home all the Americans she has met here Sir Henry llurdette nnd Judge Littler wero also to have sailed on the Oceanic, but Sir Henry said ho would not dare to face them at homo with out having seon the races to an end. Chevalier do Jlnrtlno was one of the mot disappointed men on the Krln. He intendod to i alnt the picture of the races, but so far has secured very little that he can put on canvas. On Monday tho mist mnde the yachts very In distinct, nnd yesterday the accident spoiled tho race. mrr.Fs as to r.FMFist'nEMEST. Kx-Commodoro S Nicholson Kane, Chair man of thu Regatta Committee of the New York Yacht Club, was asked last night by a Hi's reporter If a yacht could shift her ballast ho as to decrease her water-line length without being remeasured. Mi Kane looked up tho rules nnd then snld "Tho only change In ballast or sail plan that calls for a new mea surement Is when a boat Increases her water line length or adds to her sail area. There Is nothing In tlm rule that would prevent n ynchtsmnn from lighten ing his boat nnd not calling for a now measurement If a yachtsman should lighten his boat he would nuturully ask for another measurement because it would change the time allowance lu his favor, and if tho Columbia has been lightened Mr lseiln would doubtless havonsked foranothermeastiromont nnd then it might be that Instcadof theColum till having to allow time sho might lecslvo time from the Shamrock." Speaking of the accident Mr Kaneaul It was very unfortunate nnd was deplored by all tho members of the club. Commodore ( Inreneo A Tostb-y. of the Larchmont achl Club, said "Such state ments as Hint mnde by Cnpt Haft aro unfoitu nate, paitlcularly at times like these. Wo had enough trouble about shifting ballast when Lord Dunrnven came here In lSO.'i and it Is not pleasant to even rofer to such n thing. As a matter of fact a yachtsman can lighten his boat If he wants to do so, nnd unless he Is remeas ured ho does not recolvo the full benefit of such lightening. I lightened the Colonla two years ago nnd was not remeasured for some time and then found that I had lost two races through not having the water lino taken again " After the Columbia reached her moorings C Oliver Iselln said- "The accident to the Shamrock wns iiufortuniito and I wns very sorry to seo tho topmnst go Wo were hav ing a close, race and the ohanees were that it would have been a good lontest to the tliush. I thick the Columbia had n little the best of It when the spar went " Mr Iselln nnd his friends enmn to the city on the tug Wall ice It I'lint Ileforo being towed up to the Krle llasln the Mismroek took on board several pigs of leu. I, which nte to tie stowed uwnv lulow deck. Tho jacht Is to bo measured at 7 o'clock this morn ing by Measurer Hyslop llutlri Duncan, Jr. will be present to icpresent Mr Iselln nnd theto'ninbia It wns icported that th Sham nek was to have n longer topmast put In and the .extra ballast w.is to give her the needed stability muter the Increased canvas As mooii as tlii yacht has been meaHiiteil she will be to we.l to the Hook and will go out fora trial '1 ha excursion licet was Inrger yesterday th hi It wason M liulny, but much smullerth in on the days that the Hist attempts to sail the race were made Among the excursion steam ers were tin Republic. Cityof Lowtdl, the Rich ard I'eck.l'lvmouth. Monmouth, John Sylvester, favorite. Olen Island. Albertlnn. Angler. La (IrnndeDucliesseanil the.Iohnnnn. In the licet of yachts were Howard Oould's Niagara. I1. A. 11 Widener s Josfphlne. K C Ilsnedlct's Oneida. (omniodoreJ I'lerpont Moignu's Corsair John !!.. Proxela Sii tana. T Lnwson Johnson's White Lady e. Lloyd Phosnlx's Intrepid. Col nn Rensselaer's May, John Hannn's Saga mure. Archibald Watt s merlcan. Harrison H. MooreV Marietta. Kdward Weston's Wnehusett. Amzl j RHrbor's Sapphire. Col Payno'a Aphrodite nud A. O, Cnsatt's Enterprise. rnr.TTr uun.r. it i.astkik The Itare n I'nlrly Close One fntll the Shamrock Met with Her Mlilinp. The card offered the Shamrock nnd Columbia and the largo number of excursion boats nud private steam yachts that gathered around the Sandy Hook Lightship yesterday morning Included n breeze from the east hy south blowing at a good twelve-mile gait, long rolling waves, slightly tipped by white caps, and n sun wnk'h ebons brightly, but which was occasion. "ift?ig9Hunmuuiitmiuniwii i i iiinnm.s.;nu ally dimmed by passing clouds. Thero was not n touch of moisture In the air, so tho wonthor conditions were much more agroeable than on Monday whon the rival yachts sailed their first real raco In the present series to dechlo tho possession of tho America's Cup. The yachting enthusiasts who had missed the treat of Monday made haste to atono for "their mistake, and as n result tho excursion boata that put out to the starting point had more thartjjoublo as many on board as on the previous day, Tho fog which had boen mak Ingn nuisance of Itself for nearly n week had retired from tho scene and tho steamboat cap tains wero nblo to mako nn early start from ths Piers of Now York. As the result, the spec tators wero nn the scene of nctlon In tlmo to seo tho Regatta Committee hoist the course slgnnlnnud wero able to enloytho beautiful manoeuvring which took place beforo the rival sloops crossed the lino It was ncheory crowd that moved out through the Narrows to ths familiar old Lightship. The hands on the excursion steamers played merrily and nstho true, fresh breere was encountored off the Hook evorybody felt that a grand test of skill was In store. The patrol floet of revenue cutters nnd tor pedo boats seemed to be Imbued with tho n thuslnsm of the hour, nnd they had a merry race out to headquarters Uncle Sam's boats reported right on thn heels of tho newspaper tugs, which, asn rule, are tho Hrst on the scene. A few private yachts came next nnd last of nil a long string of excursion steamers, thu speed iest of w.hleh were tho Inst to leave their I brs. but the first of their delegation toMlne up around the athrtlng point. YACHTS FAIU.Y ON THE FCENF. Hut tho Khamroek and Columbln were out ahead of them all. As tho day has broken clear the crews wero up with the sun. Tho sailors on the challenger were not a bit discouraged hy tho dufentof Monday, and no tho hours wore on and the breoze Increased they slapped their thighs nnd said. "We'll get tho kind of a bree?o we're looking for to-day It can't blow too hard for us, Wp have a reach or two to sail to-dny and wo guoss tho Shamrock will shew the Yankee a few points In thewnyof speed" After a hearty breakfast o the Plymouth, which Is the steam tendor of the challenger, they put back to the Bhamrock nnd began pre paring for the contest Capt. Hognrth became Impatlont to test the fine wind outside tho Hook and ordered tho Shamrock's tug to send a tow line aboard While this was being done the sailors began hoisting the mnlnsnll nnd In n short time they had tho big pleco of canvas haulod tight be tween boom and gaff. Then as tho boat moved out around the point of the Hook the jib was shaken out. Long beforo the Lightship was reached the tow line was thrown oyorboard and thechallongor finished her journey under hor own sail In the meantime the Columbia people too, wero nstlr. and by the time the foreigner was well under way they ordered their tug, the Wallace I!. Flint, to pass a line aboaid. Sho dropped her moorings and passed out Into the open under baro poles, and it was not until tho Lightship was only two miles off that sho decided to hoist her mainsail. The Doer Isle sailors swung nt tho halyards with n will, nnd tho big sail was hauled as stiff as a board The Columbia did not drop her tow lino until she was within balling distance of tho stnrtlng point, then she broke out a jib and sallod to and fro while those on board of her sized up tho weather situation. Mennwhilo the Shamrock was playing back and forth with the wind abeam, practising the point of sailing which It wns expected would play an Important part in tho forthcoming contest. Finally tiring of this the green boat at II HO o'clock hauled up Into the wind and began tho delicate operation of setting her club topsail. This Is no easy task at any time, but on this particular occasion n tedious job was made of it It was nearly twenty-flve minutes before the sail was set to the satisfac tion of her handlers. Then sha lllled her sails and stood otT on another reach At the end of Hvo minutes she came Into the wind again, lowered the peak of thn gaff a foot and began to tinker with the club topsail aga'n. Finally the gaff was straightened up, the topsail club pulled closo down upon It, and she made off again with the wind aoeam. This sail was smaller than the out sho used on Monday, nnd her skippers call It a number two club topsail While nil this was going on tho Columbia set her club topsail, then she hailed hor tug and told her to pick up two extra club topsail spars which she had just dropped over board, finding that their room was better than their company. Roth boats beat up to tho windwnrd of tho starting line In order to ba clear of the gathering licet. THE (OUnsr. AWOl'NCFD The tugs of tho Regatta Commlttoe wero nmong the early birds The officials who were to supervise the raco wero as usual on tho Walter Luckenbach. After hanging around a while, the committee ordered an anchor dropped n furlong north of the Lightship, and a few minutes later set the signals Indicating that the courso tho yachts were to sail. The Hags were set up In three rows on the trlatlc stay The Hrst row read "D. C G ." tho sscond "D F. M " and the third "D. O. H" Translated this meant thnt tho Hrst leg of the triangular course was to be east by south, tho second southwest one half south and the third north northwest. As the w Ind wns blowing n point south of east the rival sloois knew lint the Hrst leg would be a boat to windward, the second n reach, and tho the third a broad reach for home. Tho slgnnls wero shown at lO.'Jfi, Hvo minutes alter the committee boat hid anchored The revenue cutters and torpedo boats had arrived and the leadeis of the excursion fleet weree'oso by At 111 HO tho committee seutonnof Itstugsto log off ten miles to windwnrd, and at 10, .'IS the guide boat stoamod half a mllu out and then stopped to await the time when tho Columbia and the Shamrock would start on their second rnceot the series. Hy this time everything was shipshape on tho sloops nnd thoy wore ready for tho word. At that hour the skies were overcast w(th gray clouds which had coino In from the sen, but these soon passed Inshore, nnd when the first signal was made by the Re gatta Commlttoe a bright sun was shining. For the first time in many days one could seo whero the sea met the sky at the horizon When the preparatory gun boomed at 10:4," o'clock the manoeuvring giounil to the lee ward of the starting line was pretty well guarded hy torpedo boats and around them was scattered a bunch of newspaper tugs. The Ilttlo war vessels scrambled to get out nt tho way. and tho revenue cutters backed water and whistled for the excursion boats to make room. Only a few seconds were required to sweep the centre or the stngo clean, and soon the vacht held the boards for thu Ilttlo curtain raiser which always precedos the Mail or a yacht race. Theic were fltleen minutes to conui before the starting signal would bo made, but the rival sloops quickly came together as though In a hurry to get over the line. After sizing each other up. however, they soon sep arated like prizefighters going to their cor ners ufter shaking hands Thehhninrock stood off on the starboard tuck to tho south, while the Columbia raced away on the other tack. FINK W01IK AT THE RTAKT They passed through tho paco between tho committee boot und tho L'ghlshlp and then tho Columbia made a wide detour finally gyb ing nnd putting back toward tho line. Tho Bhamrock came about and mado after liei, but tho white boat cam up Into tho wind again nnd wheeled once more Tho green sloop gavo up tho chaso and finally woro around and headed leisurely for the leeward side of the line with sheets stil close hauled. The Columbln jogged along be hind hor at a dls'anco of 100 rards. Tho chal lenger turnod sharply to tho north and spent a half minute or so reaching In that direction. Then.nsth warning gun sounded at ltl.fih shu gybed and stood due south In pursuit of the Columbln. which had by thl tlmo turned to the southward and wasspeedlngalong parallel to the starling lino but more than 100 yard toleewaid of It. The Bhamrock hauled up a SjHagfiHFpfijiBKHHi ifltlo on tho wind and finally came close upon the whlto tout' weather quarter, wheroupnn tho Columbia which was sailing with her boom to starboard 'wheeled oft to leeward nnd gy bod lloth boat were now well to the southwest of the starting line and tho distance might havo boen figured at a third of n mile When tho Columbia wheeled off, the Sham rook's bow rose slowlrlnto the wind and tacking to port sho waited for the Columbia to coino to tho front again. Thero wore not many minutes to spare, so the Yankee boat resolved to make n start even If sho wns fotced to neeopt the leeward position The Shamrock saw her coming and gathering headway kept off ths wind a little until the Columbln wa, on her Ice quarter and then heading up raced with her for tho line They were hcndlng nearly northeast nnd approached tho line at an angle nt about k'J decreet. The Columbia having a longer running start pulled up on the leo of tho Hhnmroct until the tip of her iJowsprlt wns even with Bhamrock's must. Not more than thirty feet of water neraratod the sides of the rival sloops. They wero quite close to the line by this time and for nn listaut It seemed ns though thoy would have to wheel nround in order not to cross before the starting signal wns llrcd. Hut the boom of the gun at evictly 11 o'clock put all doubt nt rest und the yachts kept on their courso. CRCIhM.ll TlMU.TUEn J.IJCE A Bt'AS or Itnr.BES. Just lin'ore teaching (he lino tho Hhnmroek pinched close up Into tin. wind and tho Colum bia In. nc lltitoly pointed up with hor, nnd thus racing like n span of horses they shot across, tho Sha ai rock fifteen secontlsnflertheguii wns fired and the Columblntwo seconds behind her, Tim Vnn'.en boat hnd been footing so fast dur ing the last two minutes that her mainmast nrp'ared to bo not more than ten feet behind thntof the foreigner when their starting tlmo was recorded by the llegnttn Committee Now, all things being equal, tho challenger should huve had the belterof the nrgutnent. She held the windward position, by only n short miiMln.lt Is true, but she wns In shape to do almost any thing she wanted to do had she been nblo to hold the Columbia under hor thumb. The bonts wero so closu together that the sun threw thn Shamrock's sails In n dark, well-ile-fined shadow on the canvas of the Columbia. The Yankee boat had lipped out her baby jib topsail luforo crossing the line nnd this un doubtedly helped her perform the feat shy did soon after the line was crossed. The Sham rock's topmnst stay was bare Perhaps hnd n topsail been set nt the tlmo It might have Inter fered with tho drawlnc power of the whlto boat's bond sall Re that nsit may. tho fact remains Hint thechallongor was not able to hold the Columbln As soon ns the line wns crossod Capt Rarr gave his boat n rap full and she gradually drew out clear of the other boat Thu Sham rock headed off a bit also, but sho was too late to stop the onward rush of tho Columbia The Yanke drew away until the spray thrown from the groen bows of the Shamrock fell In the wake of the defender. This shows how close tho yacht had raced from a point nwny to tho leeward or the starting lino Tho shadow of the Shamrock's sails was no longer cast on her rival. The Columbia had got too far ahead for that. Realizing: thnt he hnd nothing to gain, now that his quarry wns lost. Cnpt. Hogarth put hi tiller down and thn Minmroclt swung over on the port tack, heading south east The white boat allowed a few seconds to pnss Defore she came about They were both heading about southeast, nnd ns toon ns she gathered full headway tho Columbia began to outpoint and outfoother rival just as she did on Monday. The Sham rock still refused todlsplay her babyjib topsail. . but she headod up as high as tho Columbia and endeavored to hold her In chtck. Rut it was no use. Whether tho absenco of her jlli top sail prevented her from showing tho enmn speed as the Columbia, or whether she drlftsoff to leeward when alllng on tho wind, as many peoplo think she does, the fact remains that the further thoy sailed tho greater became tho dis tnnce between them. Tin Columbia Is n boat that sail" to the point sho beads for as straight asn ilfleshot. whereas thn Shamrock seems to drift nIT n bit as though affected byn cross tid . There was no doubt, however, that she was pointing better than she did on Monday, and she certainly kept the white boat more In check Tho Columbia could not slip away so easily as she did tlie day before. Perhaps the livelier wind helped the green boat, or perhaps the challenger round she could sail bettor with dry sails than she could with her canvas heavy with in 1st. Perhaps, too. tho heavier sen. al though there was no roughness to talk uboul, was moro to her liking Sho did not appear to relish the long rollers, however.as she plunged considerably moro than did the white boat. Her boasted easy manner of handling the waves suffered hy comparison with that of the Yankee boat. fnAMHOfK MFFT1 WITH DISAHTFn, They started on this tnk at ll.O'tand thoy kept on It until suddenly at 11 -25 the Sham rock onrrlednway her topmast nnd her club topsail went over with It. It wns of courso useless for her tocontlnuo tho race, so she put up Into the wind and soon after headed for home. When the unfortunato accident occur red the Columbia was fully n furlong In the lead. Hint is to say she hnd n weather posl tlon of fully V'.'Oyardt. Whon the shamrock's topmnst went by the board the nnkee did not alter her courso A special agree ment between Mr Iselln and Sir Thomas Upton provided that if one boat should meet with an accident during a race, I he option of the other bo it withdrawing from tho contest through courtesy could not be ex ercised, and so thero was nothing for the Cup defender to do but go over llio rest of tho course nlono, WVI.kOVEl: M1W MR roII'MIUi Having no rlvnl tofcarsho wasnbletodojtist as alio plsnced. She went about on t lis star board tack one mlnutn nfter the Shamrock camo to grief, und In n short space of tinin was far from the scene of hor rival's misfor tune Hhetook In hor baby jib and mado the rest of the journey to the first mark under mainsail, club topsail, staysail nnd jib. The Regatta Committee's tug rushed up to the crippled challenger and tho official nsked If they could lend any assistance As none was required, tho tug loft her and put nfter tho Co luinbla In order that the committee could au pervlse the race nnd tnko tho tlmo at the turn ins marks. Many of the excursion steamers crowded niotinil tho Hhnmroek. but n majority of them kept on nfter the Columbia. Tho Mon mouth, thinking everything was off, turned tnll and put for home. The Shamrock soon sailed away for tho Horseshoe under her own canvas, and the excursion boats raced up to join the Procession to the leownrd of the Co lumbia The cup defender made nbeautlful picture as she raced along on tho journey to tho first mark. She nns still on the starboard tack, nnd she held that board from 11 '..Ml until 1'J 01 Then she enme nbout and stood off cm tho port tack Sho had nothing to worry her. and h proceeded to tho mark as sultod her fancy. 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This hitch also lasted six teen minute and when aho camo about again she was able to point well up to tho mark. That was her last tack. The excursion steam ers wero not allowed to get up to windward, so the Columbia found only ono of the com mittee tugs to greet her as she gracefully rounded the mark at l'J'.'IO 'J8 Hut away off to leeward the pleasure craft gavo her n salute from their whistles and then they all headed southwest for the second stake. This leg wns a reach for the Columbia As she raced awny from tho mark she broke out a small jib topsail nnd let her main boom out to starboard n few feet. The wind hauled n point to tho smith and began to show signs of failure. The excursion boats caught a cros-sea on this ten-mile trip thnt caused many of the panengers to wish they hadstnyedat homo Thorowere.orcoursc.no oxcltlng Incidents as far ns tho Columbia was concernod. The onlv thing to enliven tho proceedings was the Incident between the torpedo boats Dupont and Wlnslow on the one hnnd nnd the Ilttlo Herreshoff boat Vamoose on the other. Al though the wind had dropped, tho difference In Its strength was hardly noticeable The Columbia wason the point of snlllng at which a vacht usually shows nt Its best, and In tho prevailing wind the Columbia mnde fairly quick tlmo of it in the reach for tho second mark She gybed nround the raft at l'fl.1.27, and then shaped her courso for home, with tho wind on her stnrboard quarter At 1:37 sho took In her baby jib topsail and set her balloon sail In its place, after which alio hauled down her jib and staysail. rAITHFVI. WATCIIEr.K TO THE LART, The excursion fleet had made fora point to the leeward of the second mark, but were pre vented from getting within n mile of it by tho patrol Pont. They were bunshed pretty close together when tho Columbia turnod and the marine pollcemon were forced to scatter the pleasure seekers In order to mako a path for the whlto sloop. Bbe sailed down this lane In graceful style, every sail drawing full. The wind fell again but there was now no doubt that It wo'uld maintain sufficient strength for the Columbia to record a second victory over the Shamrock It was easy work for the excur sion licet to keepnhend of hor, howovor.and as the old Sandy Hook Lightship became visible In the distance the steam vessels rushed ahead and crowded nround tho finishing line. The Columbia hauled her balloon topsail to the deck when she was about a mllo nnd a half from tho end of the journey, setting In it place a baby jib topsnll. Ihe wind hud veered nround ngaln and was once moro blowing from the east by south 'I he white boat came along nt a fair rate of speed All her sailor were ranged aft. The sun shone brightly on her ails and he presented n charming picture to the pleasure seekers clustered about tho Lightship. As she crossed at ''.:i7 17 the committee bunt's whlstlo gave one short toot to denote thnt the raco was ended. Tho ex cursion lleots tank up the signal nud for a minute or two tho nlr was filled with salutes The Columbia had no sooner crossed the lino than she began to strip off her canvas first the baby jib topsail came down, then the club topsail and last of all her mainsail Rut before she was entirely baro of sail her tugboat, the Wallace 11. I lint, passed her a lino and startod with her for thu Horseshoe Rv 4 o'clock she was rldii.g safely at her moor ing ready for the Shamrock or any othor IKJ-foot sloop'ln the world. THE PUMMAHY. First Atrnnl Start. tlnrk. Mark finjil. n, u s h. M. s it m it m Columbls 1100 17 i: a.2n i .aa.37 2.17 J7 bbanirock.. 11:00 lb IJid nut ttninli. ASSUClATKIt 1'IIKSS HOT .SAIUIICI), Went Inside the Linn tn Get Official Tlmr riretl At liy the I'orter, An arrest on the high seas was made nt yes terday's Cup raco by Capt Hobley I) Evans's patrol fleet The prisoner was the little whlto Vamoose, which wa flying the flag of tho As sociated Tress She was overhauled by the torpedo boat Dupont. the "fl igshlp"of Lieut -Commander John C l'n mont's mosquito fleot. as she was bobbing about under the stern of the Regatta Committee boat getting the ofllclal time of Columbia' rounding th first mark. She got permission from thn torpedo boat I'orter, It is said, to go Inside th patrol line, and while here she was chased by the Dupont nnd Wlnslow, and had to bo fired at before she gave a sign of responding to the repeated toot-toot-toot-to-oo-ot of the de itroyors. Cpt. Evan had to put a revenue officer aboard of hor and send hr back to New York Tho Vamoose shot out from somewhere out aide tho patrol line soon alterColumbla round ed the first mark nnd made straight for the committee boat, then speeding along thn courso very nearto tho lone single-sticker The Vnmooso bounded ncross the Manning' bow and swung In astern of tho tug Tho Wlnslow and the Dupont. sighting tho whlto bont astern of tho tug. turned off their cours nnd ran In after the Vamoose. sj f "ThoBe torpedo bcats'll shiver her timbers if he doesn't get out of there pretty lively," spoke up ono of Capt Evans's guests. "She's probably got permission to go In and get the tlmo from the tug." replied Capt. Evans, who was watching tho chusa of tho Vamooso from the Manning's bridge. Thn Vamoose had shoved her noso up In be tween the tug and Columbia and dldn'tappear to mind the torpedo boats, which began to toot excitedly. A puff of smoke was seen on tho Porter's bow and there was heard the report of her how- chaser Tho Vamoose backed out protty lively thon and wont out to meet tho Dupont After the toi-podo boat had poken tho despatch boat, sho hoisted a red flag and ran over to the Manning "Can m have an officer sent aboard the Vamooso to take her back to Now York?" asked Lleutonant- Commander Fremont through his megnphone. "She wouldn't obey orders. W had to lire a shot at her." "I'll send an officer aboard of her," answered Capt. Evans. Willi a boat was being lowered from the Manning to put Lieut. Wiley on the Vamoose the culprit oame alongside. Two or threa newspaper men were standing abaft hor pilot house One ot them, n tnll young fallow in his shirt sleeves and bailees, stood waiting to mako nn explanation, 'I'll send an ofllctr aboard to take you to New York," called out Cnpt. Evans. "I Capt. Evans aboard?" "I sny I'll snd nn officer to take you back to New York," Capt, Evans repeated. "Hut. Captain, we had permission from tho Portur to go in to get the ofllclal time. Wasn't thnt right. Captain'" "The Dupont says you didn't obey orders. Have to send you to Now York," "llut. cnptaln. we eouldu't got awny anr quicker than we did," plalntlvoly nnswored th contless young man. "Yniicun explain that to th Custom floiuo offlcors when you get to New York." Lieut. Wiley was put nbroad the Vamoos and he started for New York. While the Va moose wns running for home tho Porter, com manded by Llent. I. V. Uillls. th young man who captured a Spanish torpedo on the Santi ago blockade, steamed up near the Dupont for patrol orders. Aftor getting hi ordr. Lieut, nillls callod out to Lieutenant-Commander l'remont. "Sny. about the Vamoose." "Well, we sent her home." "Yes, I saw you she came alongside and nske I for permission to go spent the tug, which was abreast of Columbia, and I gave It. So I guess you can't do nnythlng to her." "Well, that' letween you and Evans." answered the Dupunt s hklpper Whon the Namoose reached tho Barge Office, Lieut. Wiley took her captain and tho Associ ated Press reporters up to tho Custom Hous to turn tl.em over to thu Collector of the Port, Collector llldwell wasn't there, but a Custom House, official, after heurlng the story of the capture ot the amoote. decided that he couldn t hold her or her men. The question of suspending her master's license was another matter, however, and that will bo looked Into, The Vamoose Incident Was the only happen ing to v ry the niouotmiy ut the raco lifter hha'T rock's club topsail Ull shivering over hor gaff Just before the accident somo of ('apt, Evans's friends were Intently watching the yachts from tho bun loan" deck of the Manning, "That's pretty good for a boat that was to leeward," said Cipt Lvans, smiling com pin cintly "llarr's got the windward position. Columbia's pointing higher, you see." "Shamrock in't carrying that baby jlbtopsall In this wind." one of the amateur yachtniuen remarked. "Columbia Is eating up Into tho wind with hers set " "Shamrock's carrying all the canvas she ma 75kWunWiruf v I NIW CREATION