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I 2 THE SUN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER. 21, 1809, , f It aetod practically as a square sail. Nobody 1 had ever seen aspliuiu.. r set Id tlil manner, and when tho patriots re not suffering from f consternation over the pr bnblllty of the nail carrying away, they wondored nt th tnartol r loua picture i The wlilte yacht was Indisputably dranlng T upon the green one. Tills waaurparent nhen It noa seen (lint tha Shamrock found It neces- '. sary to mitif Itute a balloon staysoll for a I araallor staysail. Apparently, alio was not J making apeod enough to ault her trio of sklipers Just then the patriots recalled a ahoclc.the J like of which has never boon recorded In any i other yacht raeo. Tho Columbia's aplnnakor A auddenly (.ollnpsnd, probably became sho was . j baadlnga little too lurtothe westvvurd It fell .. . overthe Jib-stay to port, bringing tho big epln- naker role, a giant apar, bang ngainat the atay. Than there was a grout huatllng aboard tho Yankee flyer Down camo the polo again within half n minute after it had been dragged sky wanl. ami again the Columbia bounded down thewlnd There wiisa great hurrah nndagood deal of silent thankfulness among the fearful Yankees, but tho nail bulged ao far forward and atood bo fir nbove even the truck of the Columbla'a topmaat that there was little hope among the moat hopeful that the precloua h sheet of duck would be aned. It waa now blowing between twenty and I twenty-fix o knot anil that was another reason for thinking tint the gorgeous aplnnakor would soon be torn to tattera Again the whlto yacht seemed to luff up a little, and again the big aad collapsed, falling oter the atay to port. There was more fright on the (loot. Thin tha Yankee natlormen got the great piece of canvaa undor control again, and pulses boat In nome what more natural fashion. The Columbia ap parently had made an effort to blanket her rival and this, it was assumed, waa one of the reasons why aim hnd huadrd into tho westward Instead of keeping on her course Later she got on the port quarter of the Shamrock nnd atayed there for fifteen minutes or more I The wind decreased n bit and this enabled I the Deer Isle sailors to get the spinnaker pole j down In I's proper place, !he weight of the I pole helping them. An Old Dominion stenra- i ship away Inshore, southward bound, headed j out to take In tho unusual siectaole It waa I not until llfteen minutes utter the start that the spinnaker of the Hhiimrouk waa released fiom the tight stops fifteen (est from the head Twelve minutes after the start the Columbia had set hor gaff topsail. It set much better than the Shamrock's, nnd did a good deal more for her than the similar sail of the British boat A general impression of obseri era on the boats of the attending fleet was that , the Shamrock was more than her original lend j ahead, but she wns not The boats were on almost even terms when they had gone over ; about soien-elghths of the course, and the Co- ! lumbla was then several hundred feet to the & eastward, or to port, of the green racer It waa : a pretty even contost down the wind, but run- I nlngdoen not count much in a real yaeht race. I ' The apeed of the yachts down the wind was ao great that only the swiftest of the excursion , ateamers and none of the tugs, not even tho best of the ooean-gotrs. could keep pace with 1 them. Eion the committee boat. Walter A Iiuckenbach. nucounto I one of the speediest J tuga in the country, was unable to get to tho ' I turning point ahond of the yachts, anil the ux- J perts aboard of hor took the yachts' time j ; nearly a milo from the stake boat. All the little I tugs and some of the alde-wheelers were too alow to get back to the finish line in time to i ' ace tho triumph of the Yankee boat. J The men on thn Columbia we-e undoubtedly ' t ' more familiar with their ehlp and with tho 'I ! weather hereabouts They judiciously doused I their working topsail when within six minutes 6 of the outer mark, divining that It would do f t thorn little good In the heavy weather work V before them. It was thought that tho hauling tj 1 down of this hit of canvas so soon would ma- 1 ' terially help the llrltlsh boat, which held on to g here more than twenty minutesatter rounding R the mark. The wisdom of thlaaeamanshlp on V tho part of the Columbia was demonstrated fi when she got on the wind. "It All doubt as to who waa ahead was dispelled . Ij at about 12.13 o'clock, when the Columbia was IB seen to pass to port of the green boat and head for the mark, which she lufTed around, bar men having quickly gathered In her spinnaker at 12.10. The Hhamrook was In her wake, rounding only aeventeen seconde Inter. 1 The trained Deer Islanders were mighty quick in getting their hjp Into the wind They trimmed sheets flat aft and headed northwest toward the Jersey beach on the starboard tack. The Shamrock's men were not quite so nimble ITer big mainsail seemed to get away from them. In order to trim It In they luffed up just after rounding, lost way somewhat, and while they were fumbling, the Yankee craft with a bulldog grip on the wind, dashed across their course, apparently within I three hundred feet of them, and bounded out on their weather bow. The rollicking breeze was tearing the orests off the seas, and the bows of both boats were sometimes seen only dlnily through the spray that often gushed half as high as the middle I of their jibs Never did Cup hunter nnd de- , I fendortearsn wildly through the sons. The ' yellow-coated men of the Columbia were massed on the weather i all. and her lee rail was hlildon under tho rushing brine. Att mes , when the wind came In squalls, the yuchta showed big segments of tboir bronzo under bodies i The Columbia was beating steadily to wlnd- I ward of the green yacht, wht:li was the first to go about. She stood to tho northeast on the port tack at PJ.40. the Columbia Imitating her example a nilnuto inter Ten minutes before i ' the Shamroik went about she took in her working topsail, which she had been lugging j since she rounded the mark It had been all i ! n flutter, ami neither added to her comeliness I nor her speed 1 he soas wore somewhat heav- i Ier off shore, and the racers plunged Into them j a good deal more, smashing the spray in foun- ' tains from their bows, while hissing cataracts ' ran along lee rails. i Sir Thomas was getting a breeze, and, as ho I viewed the eontest from the Krin, he doubtless i realized that It was a little more than his noble , f craft could stand and be n winner. The Sham- I j rock took the lead in tacking Her skippers I were evidently anxious to break an ay from the Yankee deerboind Wheneior the Columbia went on a tack the Shntnrnek would split with I her At l'Jil when they had covered proba- I bly about half of the windward leg the ' I breeze had decreased a b't. and the Cotum- , bla made preparations tn set her working J , topsail A man was sent aloft to help In the f I work. Ten minutes Intel it was In stop6 along t . tho topmast, but was not broken out The Shamrock was not pointing well nnd was also i being outfooted b the Columbia To make up , In footing whut she was unmistakably losing ' In pointing, her captains decided to risk a email fj I club topsail. 01. ns the British put It. n jack J g yarder She luffed up and lost nearly four i minutes befoie she gut the topsail drawing n s J'orn time It seemed to bo of no benefit to her 1 She wan simply lugging It It llnally added to fc her spoed. lion ever She was then lnshors I nnd the breeze, hating shifted to the west of I north and attained greater velocity helped her somen hut. i . At this time the Columbia was plunging in , the sens to the northeast When she wont 011 t the nail oard tack, heading landwarl. at 1 fifi, i she heeled so far over that there were eicla- J mntlons from tint anxious wn'chers that she t j might earn away When she slnnlv came j I around on the port taok about one minute alter I ao'c'iok.she was struck by n gale-llke puff nnd knocked down so tar that she was forced I to uitT up suddenh ', 'I tie" puffs isme nppirentl) from about i north n rthviest, and headed the acht oft her I on in Ih,. Shamrock unquestionably oh. I inn I i vantage b going Inshore She not nn'j i r j .,ln nine favorable breeze, but got J out of the heiiriat t (eastward It was J thought at llrst tint the shut nt the nltnl would J enable tlm yachts tn make the llnlsh Inn few . long boards nnd a fen short ones, but the wind got around to the point whence It blew origin ally, that is north bi eist. an I t'uv ipprniched I home b m.jiiusoI siiou ue.j iiw Ljluni- 8m t j bin went on the starboard tack nt 2 30:30 and I headed for the finish, crossing tit 'J'-ll). It did not require it mathematician to figure out hor victory. Kverybody knew It, particu larly the men holding the whistle cord of all the steam craft In tho flotilla They gave the cords a yank when the Columbia swept majestically across the line, htollng gracefully to port and for half a minute the clear autumn air was thick with the vapor of screaming steam. A few of the ships punctuated the soreechlng aad the roaring of the whistles with the boom of little osnnori, The Hhamrook, which had been on the star board tack, went nbout on the port tack at 2:.'!0. and. after standing on that board nearly four minutes, went on the starboard tack again She made for the Hue. crossing at 2:45:17. As she bounded oxer her sailors gathered In her staysail. Her tug, dying the Shamrock's colors, soon had a line on her and was heading for the Hoiseshnc. The greeting which she received from thn excursion Host and the yachts was not less enthusiastic) than that which acccatuated the victory of tho nonderful white sloop. The Columbia's tug got n line on her, and, as thn score of vesssts of the flotilla surrounded her. she set from her port and starboard sproaders two American flags: another fluttered In the joyous northerly wind over her taffrall and a fonrth flew from her topmast. All were radiant with the glory of n bright afternoon sun The yachts drew alongside each other In the Horseshoe and llrltons nnd Yankees lined up along the rails and cheered oach other In tho Immemorial and beautiful way of true sports men. HOW TUB HACK WAS S1ILKL Great Work In thn nnvy Wind by Roth Victor and Vanquished. It Is difficult to Imagine the joy of the faith ful yachting enthusiasts, who for three weeks have gone out almost dally to the Sandy Hook Lightship with the hope that a real stiff wind would be served up to the Columbia and Sham rock, to find yesterday morning that at last their wishes would bo gratlflod. Neer was a stronger wind In evidence at n Cup race, at least within the experience of the present gen eration of yachtsmen. The rlxal yachts sailed tho course In a stronger breere than that which fell to thelotofthe Vlgllantand Valkyrie II. In the last race of the series of 18IVI when Lord Dunrnton's boat carried away a spinna ker or two, which, as many believe, cost her the race It was stronger than during that race between the Puritan and Genosta when both boats were forced to house their top masts. They build bonts with greater skill thoio days, and employ elmplor yet strongor methods of construction Instead of wood and inanlla rope they put In steol and wire, with the result that what would be a reefing wind fifteen years ago Is simply a wholesall hree7o nowadays There was nothing approaching a reef In yes terday's grand contest. On the contrary, tho Shamrock sailed most of her homeward jour ney with a generous club topsail set above her gaft. The handlors of the challenger dared not risk that mammoth sail she was wont to flash on calm days, but the canvas was what would have been considered a very large sail before tho Shamrock wns built. The yacht were able to show themselves In an entirely new light, thanks to yesterdny's wind, and ns n. result the greatest raco In the history of the Cup contests, as everybody agrees, was sailed. MtITKCJ.rS rLEASlt ENTItCSUBTR Vfhiteeaps breasted every wave In the harbor long before the excursionists were aboard their boats Their presence was an unex pected plensure to tho enthusiasts because little promise had been held out for such a state of affairs by those In chargo of tho Weather Bureau. At that evorybody was skeptical about the wind holding strong throughout the day. The enthusiasts had been so sorely disappointed on so many oc casions during the past throe weeks that they would not believe that tho breere would hold until the race was completed But ns the steamboats moMjd out through the Narrows and encountered the rougher waters of the lower bay, hope began to revive that at last the big sloops would bo favored with the weather they had been praying for eorslnoe the match was Inaugurated on Tuesday. Oct, 3. The d,iy was dear: at least It would pass under that head. There were wind clouds off to the northeast and they made their presence known in due time, passing oft to the south only to be replaced by others of their kind. At 0 o'clock the wind showed a strength of fully 2.r miles an hour. It did not hold that hard through out tho day. for once or twloe It dropped to about IH miles an hour, hut tho periods ef relapse did not last long and It may be said that the race was sailed in a breeze that prat tlcally varied between 20 and ''." miles an hour During the last quarter of the contest It was ery squally and more than once tho specta tors expected something to gie way on board the rival yachts. Aside from the race Itself, the wind was the feature of the day. It cut such a figure in thu contest that it must bo c in stantly borne In mind by readers who were not fortunate enough to be present when the Co lumbia outsailed tho Shamrock and foiged tho nst link which chains the America's Cup to these shores The day was not cold and the sea was not ns rough as It would hn e been had the wind been blowing from nn opposite direc tion, but at that the waves were high enough and angry enough to scare tha timid ones, while they only filled tho true yachtsman with ecstasy. siiiMnocK oris out EAniT Is usunl the Shamrock was the first to learn her moorings She sniffed the breeze and was anxious to show tile world what she could do with the wind blowing great guns over tho ocean and turning the tip of overy wao Into a flying mass of spray. Before the hour of l o'clock she hailed her tug, the James A. I.nw renoe, and taking the line from the steam vessel was towed out around the point of the Hook. She set her mainsail on the way out, hauling it as stiff as her hearty orew could make It. Later In tho day that sail sufTered by comparison with the broad canvas of the Co lumbia. The wind blew ao hard it showed up every Imperfection nnd Instead of the slightly rounded surface it was wont to exhibit In light airs, the slashing brseze from the north blew it luto rolls of corrugated enmas The Columbia's mainsail, on the other hand, was as perfect ns could be wished for, not a wrinkle or a roll of any kind was to be seen between boom nnd gaf It held all the wind that it was asko 1 to hold without snowing an uneven eurlace It Is true the leech rattled as though It had the ague when tho boats were to windward But only a stretch an inch or two wide v. as affected This did not Intorfeie with her sailing In the least The Yankee boat, as usunl. waited for tho vhallsngsrtoshow the way out of tho Horse shoe, and when the green boat was fulrls started the Columbia, too. called for tier tug boat and was drawn out townrd the Sandy Hook Lightship. She had her mainsail up ns high as it would go before the point of the Hook vi.ts passed Before reaching the Light ship both boats dismissed their tugs and for an hour or more sailed slowly around the old mark awaiting tho tlmo for the start of the race. At 10 o'e'ock the Columbia broke out hor lib. nnd then both sent up n working topnll In stops In Ingland they call the sail n "jlli header" The fact that they weie preparing to utilize their working topsail showed that thoyhad great respect for tho wind and that they did not Propose to risk carrying anny a topmast by pressing the club topsail Into service III UBSION IftlATR SOT M.'Ui.llOl'h. The re.enua cutters and torpedo boatR were, as usual, early on the scene, arriving at their posts before 10 30 o'clock. Tho excursion boats were not numerous, and when tho fletit had been counted It was found that there were just forty-eight essels of eeiy description ou hand to follow the yachts over the course. '1 his Included patrol boats, excursion steam- rs, nenspaper tugs and prhate yacht". lhiU th iters rraitiug tot theiuniniittei """J-'5f"" Timiiii'Tii.in immTTiiiiiii 'i Z'. to hoist the signals, the rhal sloops jogged back and forth around the old stamping I ground. They made easy stretches, not car- Ins to test tho wind until It should besom I necessary Thny knew Its strength, and de- I cldod that It anything was to be carried away It must be done wlillo tho race was on and not before a start was olTected, It was Shamrock weather, sure enough, nt least It was the kind that Sir Thomas Llpton and his followers, from Designer Fife down to the ooalhearers on tho Erin, had been pray ing for nnd which they professed would enable tho challenger to show herself In her best light. While tho excursionists were waiting for the Begnttn Committee to publish their orders, they speculated on what sails the yachts would carry, There was talk of housed topmasts, reefed mainsails, and so on, and everybody said that something waa sure to go by the board before tho rnco was ended. The Committee boatanchored 200 yardseast of the Lightship at 10 30 o'clock. The course signals wero promptly run up on the tryatlo stay. Tho court flags "D F O" were dis played and Immediately everybody thumbed code books to ascertain what tho letters signi fied. They signified south by west, which meant that tho yachts would run down the Jersey coast to n point about eight miles oft Asbary I'nrk, a distance, of fifteen mltos, where they would turn a stakebont and beat back In the heavy wind for the finishing line. The log boat was promptly sent away to measure oft the course. It was necessary that thlt. tug should get an early start, beoause the racers were likely to make the Journey at a rate of 11 or 12 miles nn hour. There was every proapeot that the slow division In the excursion fleet would get left In the shuffle. It was n very Inspiring scene about the Lightship, but the plensuro-seekera had only a few minutes In which to take it in, LEE IU1LB UNDER WATFR. As the time for the preparatory gun drew near, the rival sloops 1st themselves out a bit and heeled to the emacklug breoze. Lee rails were underwater In an Instant and the specta tors then saw that it was to be a slashing con test of spoed. Thn first gun came at 10:45 o'clock as usual. The Columbia was just then passing up to the windward ot the starting line. The Shamrock was halt a mile over to leeward, but camo racing up In great style. Thn torpedo bonts whloh were clustered within the space utilized for manoeuvring, tooted their whistles and hastily got out of the way. A hulf a dozen pestiferous tugboats which were also trespassing on forbidden ground scamp ered out of gunshot, leaving the space clear for the Shamrock and Columbia. Tho Yankee boat was still under mainsail mid jib. but she had her staysail up in stops ready to do business with It at A minute's notice Her crow were nil In yellow oilskins, pretared for the roughest kind of weather. A few seconds after the gun was fired the Sham rock broke out her working topsail. 4t ran sorry looking affair. It did not extend to within six feet ot the peak ot the gaff and waa an ill-flttlng place of canvas. After she had passed the leeward mark that same sail cost her some ground. U 10 03 the foreigner set her staysail flylag. The Columbia followed her example and then both boatscame closo together and raced par allel to the starting line off to the east, with the green boat on the white boat's weather quarter. Not ten yards ot water separated the rivals and they stood oft to the east like a team ot horses, both heeling like good fallows. '1 hey were still sailing In tho wrong direction when the warning gun flred There was yet five minutes for preliminary buslaess. The ankee boat raoed out from under the lee of the Shnmrock and the green boat came about on the starboard taok, the Colum bia following immediately They were now quarter ot a mile or more to the eastward of tho Lightship and thoy had yet two and a halt minutes to spare. The Columbia allowed the Shamrock to get A good start and then put after hor. . RiUMnocK riEHT ovrn the una. Coming down toward the line the Hhamrook found she had not timed herself right so she had to luff out a bit In order not to cross before tho starting gun was flred. Tho Columbia raced off until she was 200 yards or so dlreotly to windward of tho line and then shaped her course for the start. The slgnnl came at 11 o'clock. The Shamrock reached along parallel to the line with the wind abeam until she had gathered good headwav and then, heading off, crossed with a fine rush while lowering her spinnaker note to starboard. Before reaching thn line the Columbia shitted her course until it pointed right at the Light ship She whipped out her spinnaker pole to staiboard and then headed for the line. With overwhelming Impetus she made horstnrt.and as she raoed away from the Lightship she snapped out her vntt spinnaker. The handicap gun boomed just as the Sham rock was trying to spread her spinnaker to the wind. The big sail unfolded Itself like A cloud until seen-elghths of Us surface waa exposed. Then It experienced tho same trouble It had undergone during one of tho tii.als two weeks ago Her English sailors hud fastened it too tight near the head and the heavy twlno re fused to break At least fifteen feet of tho sail was still con fined In stops nnd there was no way to get at It. The wiad kept it away from the mast, and con sidering the wind that was blowing It would hate been useless to send a man aloft with the Idea of cutting tlm cord. There was nothlngto be done except leave It alone and trust to the wind. It was more than ten mlnutea before A heavy gust snnppol tho confining twine nnd allowed the sail to extend itself to Its fullest dimensions In the meantime tho Columbia was having a lot of trouble with her big sail. Tho spinnaker pole was a light one, and the wind was so strong that the sail got beyond the oontrol ot the crew It bellied forward until things seemed at the snapping polnt.carrylng the boom high in the air Hei crew could do nothing with It and the wind suddenly carried It like a cloud of steam over on tho port side of the jib stay. COLUMBIA'S BriNXAKKR USELESS. The sail was absolutely useless to the yacht now and a groan of despair went up from her sympathizers, as It was expected that she would have to haul the sail down and set It again before she could derive any benefit from It. But Capt. Barr altered her course a little to the eastward, nnd the wind taking it on Ihe other aide tumbled It oer to atnrboard again. But hardly was It In place and tho yacht brought to her course again lefoio the wind slapped It over on the wrong side Onoe more the Columbia's course was altered and once more the sail settled Into place again. But tor tho third tlmo It refused to stay in place, and then the whlto bont's handlers de cided to try other menus They carried tho tuck well forward and let the polo go forward, too 1 lien they paid out the sheet and allowed the vast snll to belly away out fornard. The wind stretched the sail out until at times Its foot was as high as thirty feet from the deck and considerably fornard of the jib stay It nas the ino-.t wonderful looking spinnaker ever seen on ,i j a"ht. nnd It Is safe to say that never before had a sill ot that kind ever been cirrled in that wa When the wind bellied it out to its fullos' extent it looked tor all thn world like a letter 1', the most representing the straight lino and tho sail the curved line Lien bo ly thought the strain on the topmast would proie too much for that pnr. but it stood like a major and not a mishap occurred to tho Co'uinbla throughout tho day. hen her handlers finally decided that noth ing more could bo done with tho spinnaker, and ns it appeared to be doing grand work where it was thoy ordored the crew to break out the working topsail which had been up in stops since long before tho preparatory gun wus fire I Just before tint tho Shamrock had broken out a baby jib topsail In order that that sail might llll the space which nns not alloned her spinnaker, which still refused to break from the confines of thateontrnry stop. These sails were set at 11 10, after the boata had been sailing nearly ten minutes. All this time the Columblahad been creeping up on the Shnmrock In spite of the trouble she was liMilns nlih her spinnaker. Before many minutes had passed the Columbia was sonoar her rival that she took away some of the green boat's wind They had crossed the lino five or six lengths apart, but the American had wiped out a length or soot the Bhamrock'elead At 11.15 the wind finished breaking out the Shamrock's spinnaker, and as the sail filled full It put the little baby jib topsail out of business. SAlLt.NO TWEL1K MILES AN IIOl'l! The boats were going twelve miles an hour and leaving half of the excursion fleet behind them. The Shamrock tried to est more still. She didn't relish the Idea or tho Yankee bo it blanketing her nnd thought she could stand more canvas. So she hauled down her stay sail and set a balloon etnysnll In Its place. Sho luffed a bit to get a clear nlnd and came isry near knocking her spinnaker oiorthe jibstny, the way the Columbla'a sail hnd gono only a few minutes before. The Columbia luffed, too, tn order to keep the Shamrock directly In hor lee and the notion again cnused tho splnnnkur to roll over to port. This time everybody thought the sail would surely liavo to be hauled tn the deck. But tho Ysnkco boat fell off from her course again nnd the sail camo back Into pjace. In the brief period that It lay helpless oier the jlbstay. tho Bhumrock had forged ahead with a jump mid proved to oicrybody that unless tho Ynnkea boat got her spinnnV-er to behave Itself, she had no earthly chanco of reaching the mark ahead of the challenger. But from that time on there wns no more trouble with tho sail. and though It still persisted In bellying nnny out and forming the letter I'. It kept in plncn and drew finely until It was hauled to tho deck just before tho stnko wns reached At 11 22 the greon boat took down her jib and the stay was bare for nearly fifteen minutes before sho sent up a larger sail to take its place. It waa a great race. Kicrybody was on tho Jumpoxeept the crews of the rlial yachts who had now finished sall-hnullng and wcro grouped far aft on the decke It hnd settled down Into A stern chase At 11 30 the bonts appeared to be In the same relative position as thoy wero when thoy had crossed the starting line. Columbia's staysails and jib wero not dranlng nt all while nil of the Shamrock's cam as was still to the limit. At last the Columbia hn'ati tooreep up on the challenger, and from that time until she passed her, just befoie round ing the outor mark, sho showed a steady cnln After setting a large jib tho Shnmrock skip pers decided that the Columbia's spinnaker looked very well away up In the nlr, so thny munlpulated their sail until It nlso formed a letter P in connection with tho mast, columdia'b srrKD inciieases Just before the noon hour tho wind dropped long enough to nllow tho Columbia to get her spinnaker down wher-It belonged, but when the breeze resumed full speed ngatn It mado an effort to lift the big sail "rrr to port. It was down to stay this time, howeier. and no further trouble wns experienced with It The Columbia then hauled down her staysail, but set a smaller one in its plaro. This sal drew well, and the Yankeo boat enmo up on the Shamrock with Increasing speod Tho green boat then began monkeying with her sails again with the Idea ot striking some happy combination which would permit her to hold the white boat In check. She took down her baby jib, but that did not soom to help otters anv Her JT5 and staysail, small though they were, were not now drawing nt all She hedgod In shore just a trifle while tho Columbia hitched out a bit in order to provide room enough to pass her. At 12 o'clock the log-boat had thrown the stake overboird fifteen ml'es to the leeward of the Lightship. Then she wheeled broadside to the course and hoisted throe red balls, so that it could be plainly seen where the turning point was located. But the stako ltsolf was now llsiblo to the naked eye and was less than three miles nwnv from the sloops. The wind wns not qulto u. strong ns it was nt first, but It was plenty good enongh for either of tho boats. The Columbia began to yaw aud this caused her spinnaker to belly In and out But In spite ot this ehe gained on the Shamrock hand oier fist. In fifteen minutes she had worn down one hundred feet of her rival's lead, and at 12:10 was nearly abreast of her. Ihe Shnmrock could not stop the onward rush do what sho would, and the Columbia quickly passed her thirty yards to port. It was a groat moment for the supporters of the American boat, and theio was great choerlng on more than one anui slon boat. It was now a question whether the Columbia could luff under the Llpton boat's bow and turn the mark or whether the Shnmrock would be able to throw her off when tho stake boat was reaohed. As soon as she got clear of tho Shamrock she doused her topsail and hitched a bit closer to the Shamrock HLAD1SG FOB TI1E STAKE BOAT At 12 17 both took In thelrsplnnakers They wero now only a quarter of n mile from tho mark And both heading straight for it The Columbia seemed to increase her speed the nearer they got to tli- stake boat, and alio was soon In a position to edge up under the Slinin rock's bows and mnke a dash to round the mark. Shamrock could not help herself and was forced to follow around in the nuke of the whlto boat With a grand sweep the Yankeo came up to the mark and turned with the green bow close on her heels Her crew rushed to the main sheet and hauled It in with all thu power they possessed, and as the white boat came close up to the wind her main boom was hauled In over her decks. The Shamrock camo tenrlnc along behind her. turn ng just IV seconds after the Columbia's limo was rccoulsd When tho figures were published on the Committee boat they road as follows rolurabla 12 in no bbamroci .. ..!.' IP IT Tha Columbia had crossed the line 1 min ute nnd 1 secoi.d later than the Shamrock, but she hail wiped this out and beat her round tha mark 18 seconds, a total gain for tho leg ot 1 minuto and IS seconds It wns now to boa beat back against n heavy sen and Inn wind that was blowing up to Its full strength of twenty-flvo miles an hour again There was great curiosity to seo how the boats would act under tho premlling conditions. No one would havo been surprised had the canvas ot both boats carried away. They roared and plunged In the element and throw great clouds of spray high In the air. Before they had been travelling 100 feet the Columbla'a deck was wet to the mast and her lee rail was under water. She n uld bon to thelntlueiioeof the wind, but would come up again shivring and sternly resume her slash ing race The Slumrock, having n higher fre board, did not get her rnil under wntor. hut she made a wet passage of it. and before long the foot of her mainsail was wet from tho must to the backstay When tho green boat got around the outer mark her crew were ver slow with their main sheet. They tugged on It. but tho boom would not oome In fast enough The Columbia awoopod up across her bow, took n fresh pull At her sheet and headed off again Ten seconds later sho luffed again nnd flattened her sheets still more. Then Captain Barr pointed her as high as he could and she raced off on the port tack. 1ANKKE 11 EI I. IN TRONT By the time Shamrock got her sheets hauled flat her rival was 01 era quarter of a mile an ay. heeling to the wind under mainsail, jib and stnjsall Tho oastern division of excursion steamers which hnd followed the boats In their run down to the mark rushed oier nnd joined the western or inshoio division ns soon ns the boats got fairly well started ou their beat home The reienuo cutters had kept them away off to the eastwurd on the run down nnd they wanted to get under the protection of the tor pedo boats nhlch guarded tho Inshore side but which allowed tho pleasuie seekers to get their monej's worth The b nts were heading northwest on the starboard tack. The Shamrock still carried her working topsail, nnd It was not doing hern bit of good. The whole bodyof tho soil should have been up higher After both boats had got thelrsheets flattened It beoame a uierrj race. or a nbllo theShum- . - n ,- --- "IS" ' ' in fWSJl MUM Wii.w...Wn.i,MmMtriWWj rook hung on grimly and refused to allow th Columbia to Increase tho leadshe had acquired while thegroen boat was losing tlmo In getting her boom aft U 1230 tho green boat took in her useless topsail 1 Both boata wero now undor the samo canvas, mnlnsnll. jib nnd staysail Columblahad up A I small stuysnll which was doing wonders nnd I her jib was koeplng her up to tho wind In great I stile She pointed nearly half n point higher 1 than tho Shamrock and began to foot faster. Then It wns that the Shamrock's mninsall was I seen to bo nn ill-flttlng affair. Thore wero 1 rolls In the leech ot it and It did not set as flat 1 as It should haie done Capt Ilogurth pinched I up the Shnmrock until her jib shivered In the wind Then he put her off lull Again, but try nshe might tho green boat could not hold her rival in check The Columbia stuck to her couise and ploned straight ahead with tremendous speed. Keeping on that way would not do tho Sham rock nny good, so nt 12.40 sho camo about on the port tnck and stoo 1 out to sea as It ashamed to let people know how far sho was being left astern. The Columbia followed hor a minute later, and Ihen It could he seen that sho wns nearly a quarter of n mile nhead Shawns pointing higher, ns could be obscriod by the shadow of tho sun which fell on her sails. Half of her ninliisall i,.is Iteht. whoreas all of the Sham rock's was d.ark. Tits. RACF OF ALIFEIIMl. It was just tho wind oierybody had been pinylng for. nnd tho ruco so fnr wns the raco of n lifetime The Shnmrock again tried to head up. and tho sunlight showed on her mainsail But It was only n fleeting glimpse, nnd she soon dropped back, livery time Ho garth pinched hei she lost her speed, and In order to do any footing at nil ho hnd to keop hern rati full Hor crew took n pull on the peak halyard to seo If they could get a ro'l out of tho sail. But it wnsof no use Tiveri body was enjolrg the racing. Including tho inhabitants of Long Branch The Jersey shore snowed up brightly in the sun The further out the rlials gut the ho.avlortliey encountered tho sen They were throwing up spray to the height of fifteen feet. The Columbia got it fniornblc slant of wind and wns able to head up mote thnn a point higher than tho .Shamrock, Tho rlial boat came nbout on the starboard tack and thn. Col umbia followed within thlrtj secotnls.nnd both were now heading Inshore ton aid a po'nt 11 little to the north of the Hlghlandsot Xaieslnk, The wind nns so heni j that tho supporters 'f the Yankee boat wante I her topmnst tt- .coped Into the nuiinmitst, Sho had no tops ill nboiethe gaiTind those who wnnted to see her win thought it v,as unwise to lenio the spar up when Itwis on'y thu work or a few sOLnnds to send It down through tho steel m.ist But tho handlots of the Columbia know what they wero about. Tho boat was doing leri noil nsltwas.nnd their pait experiences with the tickle wind told them it would be well tohaio that topmast up so thoy could whip out n tops ill If It wns deemed wise to make the move Ml this time the Columbia was gaining on the green boat and shortly after 1 o'clock had established a. good half mile lead Tho wind was still stealy from tho northbyeast The Shamrock tried to pinch again, but the effort stopped her. ns she had to head oft again. The way the boats wore travelling through the water led many to believe that It would be n record race. SHAMROCK CANNOT OET UP. The Yankee was traielllng so fast that In desperation Capt. Hogarth tried his short-tack game again He put the Shamrock about at 118 and the Columbia promptly followed. Hardly had tho white boat got straightened out when her green rlial came nbout on the staiboard tack heading Inshore. Sho accepted the challenge nna tacked also. Fifteen' seconds lator the challenger put about ngnln and beaded out to sea Her rival waited until sho got directly to windward of the other boat and then camo about. Before I she was fairly around Shamrock tacked In ahore agnln This time the Columbia waited threo minutes before sho headed In the same direc tion, but no sooner had she como about than the Shnmrock went In stays once more. Dur ing the last ten mlnutea the wind had fallen to eighteen or twenty miles nn hour, and the Columbia at 130 sent her working topsail up In stops, ready to break out if the breeze should get much lower There 11 as no answering move on the part of the Shamrock Sho knew her 111 fitting topnl! won d do hor no earthly good, so she kept it below thn deck At 1 31 the Columbia put at out on the starboard tack and headed out to -ea Kiotyoneexpentcd that the top sail would 1 1 set. hut It romnlnod In Its stops The Hhamrook tacked fifteen seconds later than the Columbia an I headed inslnue. Four mlnutea later the Yankee boat came about on thn starboird tack and theehallengerpromptly nenton the porttn-k 'this n as at 1:35. At 1 40 they split t.acks again, the Shamrock pei slstlng In keeping her head In the opposite dl lectlon from that of tho I olumbla. The breeze was piping up again and fiom that time until the end of the race It was quite squally. The Columbia Deoplo saw the gusts sweeping overthe water and decided not to brenkouttbe working topsail Sho finished the race as she started her beat undor mainsail, staysail and j jib Things began to get desperate on the bhamiotk Her handlers decided that I hoiole measures must he adopted even If her spnrs nent by the beard At 1:44 she luffed shnrply into the wind and nt tho same time the excursionists saw a club topsail rising above thn gaff. While the delicate operation ot setting this sail waa being performed the boat was practically at a stand still. Sho headed oft, then lufTed and headed off again In order not to lose all her headway, and It was fully five minutes bet ore the topsal was finally adjusted. LEAD Or A MILE AND A HALF. In the meantime tho Columbia was rasing along In fine style. Tho wind was favoring her, too, and she was able to head close up to the Lightship Before tho Shamrock got ready todobutiness again her rival had secured a lead of a milo and a hnlf. Finally the Sham rock got things fixed and came nbout on the port tack. This iv as at 1 .'A The wind struck hor club topsail and tho boat keeled tar oier, 1'verybody exteeted a crash, but none came. Twenty times within the next ton minutes she bowed low to tho force of the wind and twentj times her startled seamen cast anxious glances aloft But eierithlng held In Hno style nnd thu boat finished her rnco without having rnrtednrope But every time she heeled sho showod yards of bronzo bottom and her crew was kept scrambling up to tha windward rail Meanwhile Ihe Columbia was heeling to It n'so, but tho wind had knocked hor off, while It tamo tn the Shamrock more from the west At 1 o!" the Yankee camo auout on the star board tack and raced In shore to And the iv Ind that the Shamrock nas unjoylng It was mlght good judgment on the challenger's part In standing In, She was ablo to head up three points higher than the Columbia, and the nay she cut down that lead ot a mile and n hnlf tlunn dismay Into the hearts of the ankee huat'n suppnrteis She camo nn like a raeo horae. nnd In the period of ten minutes h id pickwd up hulf the distance that separated her from tho Columbia Finally the Amer ican, getting on tlm Shamrock s weather bow, camo nl) nit on the port tav-k She had suc ceeded In getting that faiorable wind, and at once rijiM U the green boat's career. From that time on It wis a close race bo. tween them, tho Shamrock standing well un der hor club topjall but not being able to make any further gain on the whttn bout hen tli vv in ier flnnlli crossed the lino thero was just n dllTerencm f. about three-quarters of n mile betwfen Imr an I the challenger. Soon aftor tacking at 2 01 u heni y puff of wind caiuhtilieY.anl.ee boat and heeled her aw sy iner. She had to come sharply Into the wind Hill shivered there foi an Instant nhlle she recovered hor breath The squall snno struck theShsuu.'.k and her crew crawled as far oier TSrBanMl'M.'I.H) Uf't I'" ;ii .'wi"i'i,ajli.i-g: the weather rail as possible, while the boat bowed low to the blast. IIIEA1T M0B1C rOR DOTH MOATS. There never was such a grand, slashing Cup , race. White caps were still on every waie nnd the wind sent spray flying to leeunrd There wcro dark, squilly clouds overhead Tho wind kept knocking both bo its down and thy made 1 rather heavy work of It for n time But they wcro icellng off the tulles nt high speed and 1 tho Lightship wns not far ahead. The excur sion stonmors made o- It toll mell In order to be In at the finish 1 h boats were heading nbout two points off tho finishing line, and would yet haie to make several tucks before they could finish their raco. They were pinching tho Shnmrock again, but oicrybody realized that, barring nn accident to the Columbia, nil hope ot Sir Thomas Lit ton's ll'tlng the Cup wns gone They rushed past the Highlands of Navcslnk ns the innguard of the oxcurston fleet nearcd the Sandy Hook Lightship. Tho harder It blew j tho more Columbia seemed to llko It. Shu nns In beltertrlm for heavy wind and did notcnuse the anxiety which the Shamrock's club topsail must havo occasioned her captain nnd crew At 2:20 the Columbia was not over tnn miles from the Lightship Tho boats made n long board ot It, not wishing to make any more tacks than wns necessary to fotch tho maik, Thev footed It nt great epeoJ. but net her wos ablv to change the distance of tho three-quarters of n mile which separated them At 231 tho Columbia camo about on tho ! stniboaid tack but cou'd not i.iakotho mark, 1 so n minute Inter sho put nbout again nnd ! tried It In tho other wn U tho sumo time the Shamrock went in stsis and filled anny on tho port tack Capt. Barr began pinching the Columbia In an effott to fetch the lino, but It was no use. so at 2 11 30 he put the Co lumbia about on tho port taek again 01 EH THE I1NIFII LINK AT L1T Two mlnutos later the white boat came about on the starboard tack, ahd agnln Cuptt Barr plmhed Imr closo up to thewlnd This' time his efforts were successful. Tho ( oluinbia lost Borne of her speed, but she was nble to pass through tho line nlthln thlrti feet of the Lightship, amid the salutes of the assembled excursion boats Anny off to leenmd tho Shamrock wns plunging along in a hopeless sort of a ivay. She was three-quarters of n mile to leennrd when the Columbia crossed, but the excursion fleet nailed to see her finish She made tno or three short tucks and finally I crossed the line The steamboats gnioliern ronl salute She got n gn ater renuptlou than theColum lailid 11 honhn finished. hut sh- did not get Iho Cup. Sir Thomas Llpton on boaid the Erin steamed up to the Lightship display ing two huge American flags on his vncht. The flagship Corsair, with Commodore Morgan nboard, broke out her six big Amor can Hn.. tho Columbia drosscd hurso'f in four nnd sotio of the excursion boats followed suit. Then the rlial yachts called for tlmlr tugboats nnd were towed bacr Into the Ilor.eshoe. TIIF. SIMMAIU. Oulfr Unr t'dCorr clt Start Marl. Jmi'A. Time Titnt II M, s. M. tr 11 m. s 11 M h 11 i s. ColumMsl 1 01 as 13 n .no 210 ms as 3-, 3 ix on Hhtlnrocklt.oo..W 12'1P 17 L':U IT 3 M I I ,1 44 4 1 Columbia gained 1 minute IS sectnds In tho run to the first mark, and gained f minutes on the bent home Total gain. II minutes, IH sec onds. Tho Shamrock allows the Columbia 10 seconds In thirty miles, so that the Columbia won by 0 minutes, 34 seconds, corrected time. 5j thomas irir.i. ctiAr.r.K.riK agaix. Says Tie liny Sand Another Yai lit tn Try to "I.trt the I up." Sir Thomas Llpton will challenge again for tho America's Cup He noknowlndgod that the Columbia was the bettor boat sterda lone before the race was finished. Ho said that sho had beaten the Shamrock In weather just suited to his yacht and he was one ot the first on the Erin to admit the defeat of the chal lenger. He said that he was pleased that there had been a good breeze for tho last con test, because It precluded the possibility of any excuses for the Shamrock, He paid graceful compliments to the Columbia, her owner and designer, and declared that ho bad received the best and fairest treatment that could have been accorded. As soon ns the Columbia had crossod the fin ishing line. Sir '1 homes ordered that the Stars Hnd Stripes should be mastheaded and then when the Erin ran alongside tho i.ctorlous yacht hs called for "Threo British cheers" for her. Sir Thomas and tho llrln had a trlum phal progress back to the Horseshoe, and ho could not have been more roiully treated it the Shamrock had won the Cup. Then ho showed again what a ttuG sportsman ho is by ordering his launch nnd going over to the Corsair, sat ing that he would rather congratulntc the win ner than havo them come over to the Erin to condole with lilm He wns cor llally greeted by Commodore Morgan and later by C Oilier Iselln. Tho Black Bird with thegueetsof SlrThomns Llpton left tho Battery ns usual, about 8 o'clock, and all were delighted that thero nas a brisk bineze blowing, which promised to make the race an exciting one; and nil wero glad, too, that there wns to ho Shamrock weathor at least for ono day. The water lu the harbor was quite rough and there was some difficulty experienced in transferring the guests from the Black Bird to the Erin Sir Thomas received his guests as they went on board, and hi face was wreathed In smiles at tho prospect of a rattling good contest. Every one on board tho Erin from her sportsmanlike owner donn were bubbling over with excitement. Capt. Matthews was on the biidge. Ho glanced anx iously to windward to see If the wind would hold. Cheialloi de Martlno was icadyto put on paper the stirring seonos thntnll declared were sure to take place. Thn other guests talked about the raco, nnd tho sailors got to work with a will to get tho yacht under wav in order to reach the starting line as soon 09 pos sible. SIR THOMAS ON THE HRIDOE. When the Lightship was reached the two yachts were sailing nbout under lower sails Then the course was signalled. Mr Thomas took his usual stand oa the flying bridge, nnd with him were Chevalier de Martlno and Sir Henry Burdotte The other guests were on tho brldgo deck ami tho crew all lined up ngalnst the rail The jachts started nnd the run down the wind was watched eagerly When the Columbia's spinnaker lifted up over thn stay it was thought that It hail carried away and expressions of sorrow were heard from all. It was soon found that there had been no accident nnd all weie glal that a mis hap was not to mar the rnce 1 he run down the wind was close and oeit Ing. and then when the yachts reached the outer mark and tho true tost of the race begnn the excitement was intense Both boats hauled ou the wind and stood on the starboard tack In toward the New Jersey shore It would soon be shown then which nas the better boat The Shamrock's ill-flttlng topsail attiacted Ht teutlon becauuo In nil her racni hor sails had set so perfectly At first It semed to those on the Erin that tho Shamrock was going thiou.Mi the Columbia's Ice. but after a few mlnutas' sailing it was seen that she nns going off to leeward nlrarst as fas: ns she was footing, and then hope was giveu up Sir Thomas watehe I the jachts earnfulli "Nature Abhors a Vacuum." &othing m ihe world stands still. If you ire ivell and strong day by dny the blood supplies its tide of 'vigor. If you Are ill, the blood is turong And carries increas ing quantities of diseased germs. You can not change Nature, but you can aid her by keeping the blood pure. Hood's Sarsapa nlla does this as nothing else can. Be sure to get Hood's, because Which is safer to carry, nn overcoat or a cold I Here's every good sort of overconr, $10 to $50; very bobby, half-and-half, or long; light, medium or heavy weight. j Maybe we're too far in ad j vance; but we must head tha piocesMoii. (iieons are coming in fol lowing "in the wake" of tho Shamrock. Six patterns of that kind now in stock, sack coats or walking coats; $2H to $32. And everything else man or boy wears. Uor.uns, Plet &, Co. 351 llrnsrtTSV. mr feonirit iirto Ilrosdw&i, cor. l'rlnrc. Thirty second and Hroadway. until the llrst tnck was made nnd then whonthe distance thn Columbia had gained was noticed he n os id his glnssis, came down from the bit ,ge nnd said: "Columbia is the hetter boat The race Is all ovei uiihss thero is an accident, nnd I sin cerelj hope that there n 111 be none. Shamrock Is beaten ill tho weathoi that we wanted for hor ' The race was watched 'or some tlmo nfter tint but not with so much interest and It waa plain that thn Columbia mis dinwlng away all the t me. hlr Thomas chatted with his guests. HenaHkeenli disappointed hut no one would have known from nny nctlon of his that he was the owner of the defeated bout OaiMESTS I1Y MIAMItOC K'S OWNER. At luncheon he was thn Ufa of tho party, and just bo'ore lunch had been finished he rose from his seat and said ' I nm glad to son you nil at my tablo now. I came ovei hole to trv to ' ift that Cup.' as you say. ond hnio not done it 1 neier said I would dolt. Ialnnvs said that I considered that I -nd nn eien chance at it wltli my competitor. My opi onent never said more than that It It had been a sure thing there would haie been no sport In it. Whatever I may haie thought before. I am lion convinced that the Columbia Is n better boat than the Shnmrook. The first rnce was a disappointment: tho second an ac cident. To-i uy wo had n fair wind, what was supposed to be .Shamrock's weather. ' C lumbi i won on her merits, nnd she Is a better boat. If I have unt succeeded In lifting tho Cup I haie pioied what I said to the Brit ish public v hen I left, that an English gontlemun could come over horo and If he acted llko n gontlepiun he would bo treated like a gentleman, and bo accorded absolutely fair and sportsmunllke treatment. Under All circumstances I haie satisfied myself, and I think I lime convlncud tho world that I was right In this belief. My opponents have treated mo not only fairly but generously, Thy have granted all I asked, and, in short, I have had nothing but fair p ny and sportsmanlike treat ment from llrst to last. "It Isaplensun to have to loso to such a rival us Mr Iselln. who has proved himself a gentleman nnd u sportsman. Mr. Herreshoft has shown himself to be the greptest designer of jachts In the world, nnd the Columbia Is a wonder. It wns xlmpli n question whether an English built brat could do so well. I am con fident that the captain and crow of the Sham rock did all thny could. They expected to h ne a boat turne 1 oier to them ready for sail ing. While I say Columbia Is the better boat. I wanted Mr Fife to be on board Shamroik when she was sailed He designed her nnd knew her weak and good points As ho wus not present I cannot say whether she was at her worst or at her best. If Mr Fife had been there, there would have been no doubt His absence has been A great drawback to mo. I nm not a sailor or a skip per, but I mut sa. so far us I can judge, the Columbia Is the Potter boat. I shall try nnd send nnothei challenger If I can arrange It. Now I want you all to drink to the Columbia, her owners nnd hor crew " HTFRS AND TOASTS. Tho toast was drunk by all and cheers were glien for tho Co'umbia Sir Henry Burdette thensnld: "Sir Thomas, while you have failed to lift that cup you have. done much more You haie lifted the hearts of tho American people, and emperors cannot do that" Sir Henry told how ho had come over to sse for himself what truth thero was in the stories that had been told of the treatment that for eigners receiied. and had found that no fairer treatment could haie been accorded to anyone In anv part of the world. Ho said tho course hud been a p 'rfect one aud he had met no one but true sportsmen. He proposed the health of blr Thomas, which was drunk, and .Sir Thomas was loudlv choered. Lieut. Von Boskerck, the revenue offloer oa board, asld in again toasting Sir Thomas: "I propose a toast to a king Among yachts nient, an Englishman whose memory will always llio in this country as a prince ot sportsmen " Lieut Hall, stationed at Fort Hancock, said t " hlle I nm glnd that our country won, I am almost as sorry at your losing the Cup." In replv to the-io compliments Sir Thomas said ' It is very gra'ifylng to me tohearsaoh sentiments, nlso to have y ou gentlemen ot the army nnd nnvy with me Wo haie not only been neighbors for some weeks, but you haie done eierything that could be done to make it ns coiufoilablo ns possible tor us. I have re ceived lloertles that 1 am sum my own govern ment at home could not ham extended to me, and if jou. Mr Hall, can prevail on your gov ernment to give me an acre nnd a half of land nt Vand) Hook I might build a house there I am sure no l.nglishman knows Bandy Hook better than I do ' Judge Littler proposed tho toast. "The Pres ident and the I'nlted States " He spoke ot the good fellowship that now exist d between the two countries, und said that tho action of Sir Thomas Llpton hal dine lots to cement that friendship He said no Englishman forgot tho cheers given by the men on the Trenton ns Ih" (alilopo steamed out of the stor a nt Samoa s mie years no, an I he though thut Americans leiiieinburod the remark of fapt Chi lies er at Manila when. In answer lo a question ns to what he ivnuld do, he said oi.ly two men knew, that one ias himself and the other Admiral Dewey He said I ngiaml win the mot cordlall-hated no intry In the world, nnd that America stool next bt cause of the liberties enjoyed by ths rooi'e of those two nations and their hide pctldeiii c The (lueeii was toas'ed, and then nil went on deck to see the ynihts agn'n FtMslI hhlS thllM IIIK ERIV The finishing line was in nr at hand. C ilum bin dished over the line nnd three Ion, an i loud blasts vrere sounded from the tug whistle on the hr in Then the tlmo between the two nehts nns csrefully noted Tho reception teudied tn tho shamrock was very pleasing t Sli Thomas Ho said "1 would have liUd to have won out rsM.