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PKICE TWO CENTS. ANOTHER. SPIKE NAILS DOWN THE COVETED AMERICAS CUP EVOLUTION OF GRAIN TRADE Peavey's Address the Feat- ure at Dcs Moines. NAT'L GRAIN DEALERS Inspectors Will Form a National Organization. BUCKET SHOPS ARE DENOUNCED A Bitter Contest for the Location of the \ext Annual Meeting. Special to The Journal. Dei Monies, lowa, Oct. 3.—The opening address at the morning session of the Grain Dealers National association was by F. H. Peavey of Minneapolis. It was the feature of the morning session. Other addresses were as follows: "The Grain Trades New Century Brotherhood," J. H. Harrison, Sherman, Texas; "The Grain Merchants' Conquered Difficulties," Warren T. Mci'ray, Kentland, Ind.; -'Bet ter Government Crop Reports," H. S. Grimes, Portsmouth, Ohio; "Weighing Grain in Country and the Terminal Mar kets," L. Cortelyou, Muscotah, Kan.; "Co-operating of Cars and Scale Inspec tion," H. A. Foss, Chicago. The attendance to-day is much in creased. In addition to the dealers from Minnesota reported yesterday are: E. A. Burrage, J. S. Matthewson, of Van Dusen, Harrington company; M. W. Lee, A. E. Bursh, representing W. R. Mumford com pany; H. Oarrick, E. Brenner, E. A. Brown, of K. A. Brown & Co., Minneapo lis, and Henry Rippe of Fairmont. Last evening's session was marked by the adoption of strong resolutions, pre sented and carried through amid the greatest earnestness and enthusiasm, recommending legislation preventing an archy, expressing sorrow for McKinley's death and full confidence in President Roosevelt. Several trade papers were read. I iisiiccliirs to Oi'kiiii iz«*. A most important movement growing out of the national organization meeting is the formation of a national organiza tion of grain inspectors. Many of the chief grain inspectors of the country are assembled. The first meeting for organ ization was held last night. Another will be held this afternoon, and the work un doubtedly completed. The action of the inspectors is inde pendent of the association, but it meets the approval of grain men. The purpose is to establish uniform samples of all contract grades of grain. These are to be enforced throughout the markets of the country. In his address, President Lockwood urged uniformity. Under the present sys tem there is lack of uniformity and there are many abuses arising from 'establish ing different standards in different cen tral markets. John A. Foering, chief grain Inspector of Philadelphia, was chair man of the preliminary meeting and J.T. Shanahan, of Buffalo, secretary. The plan for, establishing a national ar bitration committee and a national sys tem of arbitration will be adopted this afternoon. Resolutions anil Location. The resolutions prepared by the com mittee denounce bucket shops and call on congress to enact laws against them. One resolution is in the form of a petition - to the fifty-seventh congress asking a change in the interstate commerce laws for better regulation of traffic. The location contest was waxed bitter, •Milwaukee. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas Oit|- and Memphis seem to be leading in the fight. Indications are the location -will be left to the new president and di rectors to settle. Fight Dirt Not llevelop. Early in the convention it was reported the delegates from Kansas and the south west purposed to have a resolution put through supporting Coburn of Kansas for secretary of agriculture to supplant Wil son of lowa. The movement did not de velop, and Kansas men deny they planned such a step. Speaking of the movement to put Coburn in the cabinet, Frank Crowell, a leading politician of Kansas, and delegate to the convention, said the Coburn movement was not unfriendly to Wilson, and that it was not the intention to seek to force the latter out. If Wilson should see fit to leave the cabinet then Coburn's claims would be presented. Crop Reports Scored. Much comment was caused by the paper of H. S. Grimes oj Portsmouth of this morning scoAng the system of government crop reports bitterly. Among the papers road this afternoon was one on "Uniform Rules for Grading Grain," by J. D. Shan nuhan, chief inspector of Buffalo, and an other on "Compilations of Crop Statis tics," by John R. Sage, director of lowa ■weather and crop service. The session will close to-night with a smoker. At 9 o'clock to-morrow the dele gates will go in a special train to Sioux City, stopping on their way at Ames and Boone. « LockTVood Re-elected. Officers were elected this afternoon as follows: President, B. A. Lockwood of Dcs Moines; vice president, T. P. Baxter of Taylorville, 111.; second vice president, H. S. Grimes of Portsmouth. Ohio. The board of directors will select a sec retary and treasurer. NORTHWEST'S GRAIN* TRADE Wonderful Development Sketched »>j Peavey of Minneapolis. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Oct. 3. —Frank H. Peavey of Minneapolis, who read a paper on "The Growth of the Grain Trade in j the Northwest," said, in part: The subject on which I have been asked to j talk—"The Growth of the Grain Trade of the j Northwest"—gives me great scope, and for, its complete treatment would require a large volume. I will give you briefly my observa tions and experiences covering a period of thirty year.s. when one firm that I recall started In a feed store with less than a car i load of assorted grain, and to-day this same firm, which has never changed its name, controls and practically owns elevators scat tered throughout the country of an aggregate storage capacity of 38,000,000 bushels. I first chance to think how wheat was han dled in Sioux City, lowa, in 18« T. In those days the aggregate wheat receipts were email, although the entire country to the west was tributary. Farmers delivered the grain in sacks, and the grain merchant used his back to convey the wheat to one corner Continued on Second Page, INVESTIGATE EVERYBODY Disposition Shown by Coun sel for Admiral Schley. THE SHORE BATTERIES To Show Their Strength Is an Ob- ject of the "Applicant." FIGHT OFF SANTIAGO DESCRIBED Lieut. Doyle Presents the Beat Pic ture of the Event Yet Oiiven the Court. Washington, Oct. 3.—After the usual preliminary proceedings in the Schley court of inquiry to-day. Lieutenant James J. Doyle, formerly of the flagship Brook lyn, was recalled for the purpose of con tinuing his testimony. When the court adjourned yesterday Lieutenant Doyle was under examination by Mr. Rayner and the court had just decided that the witness should not enter upon a discus sion of the blockade of Santiago as it was conducted after the arrival of Com mander-in-Chief Sampson. There was much Interest in Lieutenant Doyle's reap pearance, as it was expected that his ex amination would develop the further pol icy of Admiral Schley's counsel in the case. Both the court and counsel are begin ning to show the effects of the arduous duties imposed by the trial. Especially severe is it upon all the attorneys. Their duties do not cease when the court ad journs in the afternoon but they extend far into the night and often they are found at their labors before the break fast hour next morning. The trial pre sents new points to all of them and its various turns bring to light fresh com plications which have the effect of ren dering it very trying. But while all agree that it would be de sirable to have the case terminated at an early day. they also agree that there is little prospect in that direction. Judge Advocate Lemly probably will not call for more than six or eight witnesses, but Mr. Rayner has almost forty names on his list. He says, however, that he does not ex pect to examine more than half of this number. Still, he will not undertake to name a day for the close of the trial within a month from this time. He does not expect to call Admiral Schley to the witness stand for some time yet. Mr. Rayner expects his client to make a com plete review of the case and it is proba ble that the admiral will be on the stand longer than any other witness. Modified by SigMbee. Captain Sigsbee was the first of yester day's witnesses to appear to-day for the purpose of correcting his testimony. He stated that he had made another search last uight for the dispatch from the navy department under the terms of which he sought to connect with the flying squadron off Santiago, and that he had found a private letter which he had written at the time, in which he said: o o "Until we sighted the vessels : : on the 29th we knew nothing : : positive as to their where- : : abouts." ; o o Lieutenant Doyle then resumed his tes timony. He was examined by Mr. Ray ner. He continued to give a narrative of the campaign. Mr. Rayner asked whether the Brooklyn had engaged in any bom bardments in June, 1898, but Judge Advo cate Lemly and Mr. Hanna objected on the ground that the question was similar to the question asked yesterday concern ing the blockade after the arrival of Ad miral Sampson. Mr. Rayner said that his purpose was to show only what the Brooklyn had done, and that it did not in any way concern what had been done toward developing the strength of the shore batteries. "I know what the ruling of the court means," he said, "and bow respectfully to it." Admiral Dewey said that if the ques tion was confined to the Brooklyn there could be no objection. The question waa then asked as to what the Brooklyn learned concerning the shore batteries as a result of any other bombardments in which she had participated In June. Before a reply could be given the court retired for consultation. At the conclu sion of the conference Mr. Rayner changed his question so as to read as follows: Strength of Shore Batterfen. What do you know from your own obser vation in reference to the strength of the shore batteries and the guns? I want the result of your observation at Santiago ac quired by you at any time without going into any general or specific details as to the bom bardments. Replying, Lieutenant Doyle said that at the bombardment, which had taken place June 6, the Zocopa battery had replied at first very spiritedly, but that it soon "went out of business." When the ships withdrew the enemy had manned their guns and then shot at the ships. On the occasion of the second bombardment they did not remain so long. "They always took a snap shot at us as we left" he said. : Mr. Rayner asked witness how : : often he had seen Commodore : : Schley under fire during the San- : : tiago campaign. : : "Every time we were under : : fire," he replied, "during those : : bombardments and in the battle : : of July 3." ' : "What was his conduct? I refer you to the first specification from the precept: His conduct In connection with "the events of the Santiago campaign; and what was his conduct and bearing at any time either during the bombardment or during the battle of July 3, when his ships were under fire?" The witness answered: I did not have an opportunity, as the com modore wan always near about the conning tower, to observe his conduct during the battle, but immediately previous and after I did have an opportunity to do so. He always struck me as being Just about as well-pos sessed as it was possible for anybody to be under those circumstances. Mr. Rayner asked whether on July 2, 1898, he had observed smoke coming from Santiago harbor over Zocopa hill. Cap tain Lemly objected and Mr. Rayner said that his purpose was to prove that it was believed at that time that the Spaniards Continued on Second Face. THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBEB 3, 1901. "~~ BETTER PUT ON BLIND BRIDLES. Senator Jones —This fool donkey doesn't seem to know the difference between my trust and any other trust. BABCOCK'S PLANS Tariff Reduction Efforts Not to Be Affected by Reci procity Measures. Tram Th* Journal Bureau, Room 4&, j Pot* BuUding, Washington- - v * '■".■' ' .-i -,•--* Washington, Get. 3. —Representative Babcock of Wisconsin was among the call ers at the White House to-day. In speak ing of the revival of interest in reciproci ty, he said that this would not affect his plans for pushing the measure with which his name is Identified for removing the duties on articles controlled by "trusts." The people and press of the northwest, he declared, were committed to the prin ciple for which he stood and would not be satisfied till something was done. Reciprocity he regards as unattainable through treaties and less adapted to meet real needs if obtainable than his own bill. —W. W. Jermane. AN ACTOR ILL Sol Smith Russell Has a Bad Sinking Spell at His Summer Home. New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 3.—The many friends of Sol Smith Russell, the famous actor, were startled yesterday by the re port that Mr. Russell was seriously ill at his summer home at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., having suffered a serious sinking spell. Mr. Russell was making preparations to close his house at Edgar town for the season. Miss Russell, daughter of the famous actor, said to night that Mr. Russell had a bad bilious attack but'lt was not serious. BODIES BURNED Shocking Treatment of Americana Killed by Filipinoa. Manila, Oct. 3—The latest advices from the island of Samar give harrowing de tails of the slaughter of the members of Company C, Ninth United States infantry, ■ i last Saturday at Balangiga. It seems that : i the president of the town, claiming to be friendly, led the assault in person. On hearing of the slaughter, Colonel I Isaac D. Derussy of the Eleventh infantry started for the scene immediately with a battalion. The body of Captain Connel had been tied at the heels, saturated with kerosene and partly burned. Porty-flve bodies had been burned in a trench, leaving seven unaccounted for. The charred remains of many were recov ered. In numerous instances the bodies had been badly mutilated. Three hundred Macabebes will also be dispatched to the scene of the massacre, on board the Legaspi, which is delayed by a typhoon. GENTLEMEN CAVALRY Sampson Requirement for Service In South Africa. 7VW York Sun Siteeial Srrvic*. London, Oct. 3. —Mindful of how gal lantly certain aristocratic and wealthy Americans fought against the Spaniards, Odo Vivian announces in a Cardiff news paper that he intends to raise a troop of Glamorgan cavalry, composed entirely of gentlemen, to do battle against the Boers. He says: "The Cuban campaign demon strated that good blood tells on the field of carnage no less than in the drawing room." Mr. Vivian wishes to see what a few se lect Britishers can do In South Africa. Already candidates are appearing in re sponse to his summons, but he seems to have some trouble in getting men who can stand the social test. He says that he has struck off his list many who proved not to come up to the requirement, and adds: "If the forty ultimately selected should not all be gentlemen these will comprise more than three-fourths of the number/ PRESIDENT IMPOSED ON Result of Promise to Carry Out McKinley'-s Plans. SEEKERS FOR PLACE False Statements That McKinley Agreed to Appoint Them. ROOSEVELT "ONTO" THE GAME He Plans a Southern Campaign to Include Appointment of Good Democrats. Mmw York Sun Samclal Sorvlca Washington, Oct. 3. —Persons close to President Roosevelt say he is already be ing made the victim of unscrupulous poli ticians and the president is understood to have discovered the imposition and to have determined to put a stop to it. Dur ing the solemn hours following upon the death of President McKinley, Colonel Roosevelt voluntarily announced that he would appoint without hesitation to any office whatever, any man who had actually been selected for that place by President McKinley. He began this by the appoint ment of Mr. Ridgely of Illinois as con troller of the currency, merely upon the assurance by Secretary Cortelyou that President McKinley had already fully de termined to appoint Mr. Ridgely. Since then two or three similar cases, although for minor offices, have come up, President Roosevelt has followed his original plan without hesitation. It soon became evident, however, that designing politicians were making use of this an nouncement to further their own ends. Almost every man who has seen the presi- I dent about an office within the last week |or so has declared with manifold emot; ;i i that President McKinley had alreuuy I agreed to appoint his man. Many of these applicants had witnesses to the fact, and I President Roosevelt was gradually drawn ! into c perfect whirlpool, which derived its motive power from the tragedy at Buffalo. Blocked Their Own Game. Unfortunately for the designs of these j schemers, several cases have appeared where rival aspirants for the same office have each been put forward as the par | ticular man who had been promised the | place by President McKinley and each j fellow had* witnesses to back up his state- I nient. It was evident in these cases that | some one was lying, and the president has been forced to insist that the intentions of Mr. McKinley in such cases must be established by some official act, or the communication of his intention to some responsible official. This system of graveyard insurance as applied to practical politics has been ex tensively tried in the south. Every one of the southern republicens now in office has asserted, either personally or by proxy, that he had been guaranteed retention in his place either by President McKinley in person or else by Senator Hanna as his political and personal representative. The g«me has been played to the limit, and President Roosevelt has decided to take matters into his own hands. Ho will not recognize vague promises made Herreid Removes for Cause Special to The Journal. .'* ' \ . \\\ /. -> ;' i"i- " Aberdeen, S. D., Oct. 3.—William: Bidde rus, an attorney and : notary public of Stur gis, who stated that he wu glad President McKlnley was .shot, 1: and expressed a hope that the president would -.. die, has been ■re moved from the '_ office of notary public by Governor Herreid for the - offense-- under the. law. governing removals passed by the legis lature last -winter. ; ..,'.. . I>. ■■>--"----■•.*■-..-,,; w ".^-- ■■■■-srj.T.ii' ; ' long ago, nor, indeed, will he consider anything except a positive promise, made by President McKinley, either to a cabinet officer or a senator and of recent date. Will Jar Old Barnacles. Furthermore, President Roosevelt is contemplating a plan of campaign in the south which will shake up the old barna cles. He is considering the advisability of appointing reputable democrats to fed eral offices here and there in the south and giving the cold shoulder to the most back southern republicans, who have never been the slightest good to the party and have remained faithful simply aniTv solely that they might control the pat-' ronage. President Roosevelt is turning toward the sound money protectionists in tht» south, and he has asked Clark Howell to come here to discuss the situation with him. It is believed the president also intends to ask the advice of two or three conservative democratic senators in the south, like Morgan and McEnery, and then submit the whole scheme to three or four northern senators like Allison, Spooner, Proctor and Cullom. "HOW!" President Roosevelt Possesses the Hearts of Westerners. Yew Tork Sun Special Sarvioe. Washington, Oct. 3. —President Roose velt is especially captivating and winning to western men. He greets them with unfeigned heartiness and expressions that are familiar to the regions west of the Mississippi. He is never stiff and formal, but always dignified and self-ontained. A. western senator, once an Indian fighter, was ushered into the president's office and was taken aback when the president, as he thrust out his hand, exclaimed with proper accent, "How?" The senator's face broke into smiles as he replied just as heartily: "How?" A "western representative who had known the president for years and hunt ed big game with him in the Rockies, was greeted with a hearty, "Come In, old man! How are you, anyhow?" The late President McKinley possessed an incom parable faculty of making every one who came into his presence feel at ease, but President Roosevelt possesses the faculty of making every one feel that he is a friend. Thus far he does not appear to have made a single mistake of judgment, and Washington is ringing with hlB praises to a degree that is even astonish ing for this town, where president wor shipers are always to be found in plenty. NO EMMONS DEPOT The 51. &St. L. Will Stnad Salt Be fore Building; It. The Minneapolis & St. Louis has declined t to erect . a depot at Emmons, Freeeborn county, as ordered by the railroad and ware house commission. To-day the commission authorized the attorney general and Messrs. Lafayette French and H. H. Dunn, repre senting the people of Emmons, to commence an action to enforce the order of • the com mission. ' ■■•• '-: ' -• ■ r. , ";■• SKULL CRUSHED Life' of James Thomas.. of ■ Lake City In Ebbing Out. .'.-T.yvC ""■•''' Special.to The Journa. . Lake. City, Minn., Oct. 3.—James Thomas was drawn against a rock pile by a fractious team last night and his;skull was Jcrushed. His death is momentarily, expected. ' He is 46 years of age and has a wife. '■' , Robert White, a well-known contractor and builder, died last night of heart failure,, aged 77 years. He came to Lake City before the war. He left four boys and an adopted daughter. The funeral will be held Saturday. ** ' ' Ocean '"Vessel*. , .-.-.. New —Arrived: H. H. Meier, from Bre men. ■ ':-..■ ,-.....-• .. >.■;■"- Hamburg— Pennsylvania, from New York. : '--. - "".;•• i ■•'■ ■■■ ■ ■■■.: •■ Cherbourg—Arrived: Fuerst Bismarck, from New York. ■■ •:.. ' ■■,-,, ■ • ■• ' ,v •■ ■■■ Naples—Arrived: Aller, from New York for Genoa. , ,? ..... • - Glasgow—Arrived: Lauren tin, from New York; Norwegian, • from Boston. ■ - ; Liverpool—Arrived Teutonic, from New York. • ■. -■ - ...-• " ..... ; . ; | -_- : 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. SHAMROCK WEATHER; COLUMBIA'S RACE "The Gem of the Ocean" Comes In One Minute and 18 Seconds Ahead of Shamrock. Lipton's Boat Has Advantage at the Start and Leads Over the First Two Legs. THE FIGURES FOR IT First Start. Mark. Columbia 11:01:47 11:52:22 Shamrock 11:00:13 11:51:10 There will be a face to-morrow. New York, Oct. 3. —The starting gun was fired on the dot at 11 and it was apparent that the advantage lay entirely with the British Bkipper. Just before the start he sent Shamrock swinging around the com mittee boat, cutting in between the Co lumbia, The latter, being under Sham rock's lee, apparently decided not to cross in that position, but wore around again. Holding tight to his advantage when the gun fired, Captain Sycamore sent Sham rock across the line almost before the stiff wind could sweep the powder smoke away, Columbia being considerably behind him. The official crossing of the line was Shamrock, 11:00:13; Columbia, 11:01:47. After crossing, both yachts wont on a close reach for the first mark, fairly tear ing through the water and throwing great fountains of spray from under their bow. : • ; It was a magnificent and blood- : : stirring race to the first mark. : : Both yachts were close reached : i : on the port tack and smothered : I : along through the seas, *c : : gusty wind continually knocking : : them down. j The pace was terrific, and it was Im possible to determine when half the first leg had been sailed whether or not Sham roack was maintaining the lead she gained when they crossed the line. Both were carrying the same sails. Every yard of the snow-white cloud of canvas piled above the flying hulls of the racers was as hard as a board. The crews were lined under the wind rail, while off to leeward the spray from under the bows of the yachts was swept in smoky clouds by the increasing winds. Shamrock Turn* First. They lifted the first turn as though the stake boat itself was coming to meet them, Shamrock still holding her big lead. Sham rock turned the first mark, unofficial time, 11:50:55, and gibing stretched out for the reach to the second mark. Columbia fol lowed her around one minute twenty-five seconds later, and, based on unofficial fig ures, It seemed that she had gained nine seconds on the first leg. Both swept away on the starboard tack, Shamrock leading by about a quarter to a third of a mile. The official time of the turning of the first mark was: Shamrock, 11:51:06. Columbia, 11:52:17. This showed that Columbia's gain was 23 seconds in the ten miles of close reaching for the first leg. On the Second Lpr. Tre second leg of the race lost nothing In exciting interest. The wind held strong and true, and after rounding the mark the racers maintained their terrific speed, making no change in their sails. The ex cursion fleet had a fight to keep up with the race, being compelled to crowd on a full head of steam to maintain a position which would keep the flying yachts in view. As in the first leg, it was mere guesswork at first whether either boat had gained or lost. When about half of the second leg had been covered, it seemed, however, as if the American boat had managed to slightly crawl up on her fast-sailing opponent. At any rate she was safely within her time allowance and as they neared the second mark it was evident that if she was not gaining she was easily holding her own. Still scudding in the strong wind, the big white racers fetched the second mark, Shamrock rounding it first and with flattening sheets she held toward the Jer sey shore in the starboard tack for about an eighth of a mile. Columbia, however, luffed around the mark and stood off on the port tack. As soon as Columbia had rounded, Shamrock also went on the port tack and in this position the yachts stood nearly due north for more than twenty minutes. It was the first windward work of the race, and the result of the contest depended upon the respective merits of the two boats in the thrash to windward toward the finish mark. At 1:06 both yachts went about on the starboard tack . and stood for • the; Jersey shore. The race ,was as ; close as ever. Both yachts taken in their jib top sails': before reaching the second mark, prepatory to beating up the last llet under the i three Jlower, sails and lower club top sails. Working in the -wind Shamrock '■. . . ,_.-.. ... . . . • . - - .r--".r n" ■! nHWI'I «T»HW WT'>ri'iT*lli nil Second Actual Corrected Mark. Finish. Time. Time. 12:46:39 2:15:05 3:13:18 3:13:86 12:45:51 2:16:23 3:16:10 3:16:10 was apparently footing very fast, but O»N umbia seemed to outpoint her. On the last L,ejj. In the first half hour of sailing after the second mark had been turned the Colum bia had the race in hand on time allow ance unless Shamrock did some unexpecfc-i edly superior work. : Nip and tuck for the next : : twenty minutes or more until : : 1:20, when both, boats went : : about on the port tack and it : : was seen that the defender had : : crept up on her rival and taken : : the lead. ; -r • •• She had outpointed Shamrock and se cured a commanding position on the let ter's port. All during this tack Captaia Barr played his old game of continually pinching into the wind. Shamrock's fail ure to point as high was a surprise to the experts, in view of the good qualities she showed in this respect on Saturday last. With the finish line about four miles away at 1:40, the American boat had the race well in hand and, barring accidents, it seemd inevitable that she would more than make up Shamrock's lead over the line and get home ahead of her. But even with Columbia's sudden spurt and advantage, the race was still an excfting one, and never for a moment did interest flag as the two superb ships thrashed to windward, the breeze to-day having for gotten its inconstancy of previous race days and holding true and strong. There was no question of favoring slants or for tunate flukes, for weather conditions wer»" absolutely perfect from the moment the starting gun was fired. o o It blew as if made to order for : : a fair test of the British and : : American boats and through two : : legs of reaching and thus far : : in windward work on the home : : stretch Columbia was showing : : herself to be the superior. : o o In the close reach to the first mark she had gained, and on the broader reach to the second mark, and when they began the exciting beat home, she ate her way into the wind in a manner that her rival could not approach. Both yachts held the port tack, heading almost northward toward the Long Island shore, and it looked as If they meant to hold it until they were sure of fetching the mark on the next tack. As they worked up the wind the glimmering bronre hull of the British boat was getting fur ther and further to leeward and astern and the American had a lead which hard ly a fast steamboat could have cut down in the short stretch of water which lay between her and the finish. The excur sion fleet at this time was strung out in a long, scattering line to westward of the course, and doing its best to keep up with the racers. At 1:57 both yachta went about on the starboard tack and headed for the finish, Columbia having a saf* lead of about a quarter of a mile. Th» race was over then. Nothing could head her. : With every inch of her beauti- : : ful sails drawing the spray : : wildly flying from under her : : bow, the great white American : : yacht raced across the line : : nearly two minutes ahead of the : : boat flying tbe shamrock. : With the forty-three seconds which Shamrock must allow' Columbia, the lat ter wins by three minutes and thirty-fir* seconds in the thirty-mile race. GETTING READY Yachtsmen Encouraged by a Mas nlttoent Breeie. New York, Oct. 3.—lt looked, early this morning, as if Sir Thomas Lipton's wish for a strong off-shore breeze and a smooth sea has been granted, for at 8 o'clock a grand twenty-four knot breeze was blowing straight out of the northwest and the sea had decreased so that there was scarcely any surf along the Jersey shore. The sea was beautifully smooth, there being scarcely more than a ripple breaking on the shore while the vessels out to sea stood steadily along with very little roll. : The conditions of wind and wa- : : ter, in short, were ideal and : : promised a rare day's race be- : : tween the two big yachts. : Sir Thomas Upton was out early and rubbed his hands with glee when he came on deck of the Erin. "This is what we want," he said. "If it holds we will have a good. race. Sham rock should do well to-day. True Mr. Morgan says Columbia wants wind, but so do we. If the breeze keeps on we will have a fair test of the two boats," and at that hour it looked as if the desire for six laches of water on Shamrock's lee rail was to be fulfilled. The captains and crews of both yachts soon after 7 o'clock were on board their respective boats. Co lumbia's staysail and jib were sent up in stop*, fifteen minutes later Shamrock's