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Shamrock was luffing around the stake
boat. Right in her wake came the Amer
ican and right behind her she turned. Un
official timing put the Shamrock around
the mark 48 seconds ahead. After round
: ing. Shamrock held off toward the Jersey
shore on the Btarboard tack while Colum
bia went off Bhore on the port tack.
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: But Barr held this only lor an In- :
V : stant before he twung Columbia :
: around on the starboard tack and the :
: racers began the thresh to windward :
: for the run that might decide the con- :
: test. :
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The foreigner had evidently made up
her time allowance on the run before the
wind and it remained to se If she could
hold it iv the beat home.
C'rosned Columbia's Bun.
At 1:05 Sycamore put Shamrock on the
' port tack and crossed Columbia's bow.
She held this tack for about two minutes,
then again swung about on the starboard
tack and both boats were headed dead In
shore toward Long Branch. For live min
utes more they had it nip and tuck uud
then Sycamore again laid Shamrock on
the port tack followed closely by his rival.
It was then that the patriots tok new
hope, for the white flyer seemed to be
pointing higher and footing faster than her
opponent. When they had been on the
■• port tack long enough to draw compari
son, it was plain the American boat was
slowly forging to tho front.
By this time the official turning time
had been worked out and posted, showing
'hat at tho turning the foreigner was 49
jeconda ahead which left the Columbia
only six seconds to make up to get withiu
the time she was allowed. If she could do
it, and It looked then as if she had,
the race was hers.
As they held along on the port tack
i yachts heeled beautifully to the
/.e, which though somewhat lighter
still held plenty of strength to send them
home within the time limit.
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: It was just 1:12 o'clock when :
: beyond question of doubt it was :
: seen that the American had turned :
: her old trick to windward work :
: and was ahead. :
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With masterly seamanship Barr had
stolen the windward berth into which the
nose of the Columbia was gradually eat
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The wily Yankee skipper had :
: turned what looked like defeat :
: into promise of victory. :
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It was not all seamanship, however, for
he had been aided by an unfortunate puff
of wind catching, the Shamrock and lay-
Ing her over, but his keen eye saw it and
he took instant advantage of the Sham
rock's misfortune.
Both yachts held the long port tack for
almost an hour, and the race at this time
1 was slow when compared to the speed of
the first leg. The wind had fallen con
siderably. The sky became overcast with
light, fleecy clouds, which sent patches
( : shadows sweeping across the water.
Now and then the yachts would fall into
a patch of shadow and show dull and gray.
Then, caught by a gleam of sunshine,
their sails stood out glistening white. The
excursion fleet kept well astern and the
sea was very smooth.
It was just 1:23 when Captain Barr put
the Columbia on the starboard tack and
headed in for the New Jersey shore. A
moment later Captain Sycamore put Sham
rock around on the same tack, and aa they
sped shoreward it was seen that Colum
bia was still ahead and well to wind
Columbia on Starboard Tack.
After ten minutes of sailing both boats
went about again. Columbia, as usual,
took the lead in the maneuver. But Cap
tain Barr hold this course for only a few
moments before he put Columbia around
on the starboard tack. The wind was
getting light and inclined to be fluky, and
the race was becoming slower. In less
than five minutes Columbia was again
put on the port tack, heading almost for
; the lightship, while Shamrock went about
on the starboard tack.
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: And now Shamrock seemed to be :
: picking up and had apparently :
'. taken the lead. :
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II was getting to be the closet kind
■ of a race. At 2:15 it was evident that
the Ulster yacht had secured a slight
j lead. For the next 15 minutes the yachts
continually split tacks.
After a short while spent at this game
both yachts at 2:30 went about and stood
' on the starboard tack for the Jersey
. shore. In this game of tacking Sham,
, rock had crawled up to windward and was
■ ahead by a narrow margin. The wind was
'. getting still lighter, but the finish mark
was then not more than five miles away.
At 2:40 p. m. Columbia went on a short
port tack and shortly afterward again
• went on the starboard tack, holding the
same course as Shamrock. It looked as
if Shamrock had forced about, but this
could not be determined definitely. It
was now a very close race. At 2:45 Sham
rock went around on the port tack and
headed north.
Anybody's Race,
Columbia soon followed. It was devel-
oping into a very exciting contest in spite
of the light wind, and as the yacht 3 stood
in toward the shore Shamrock seemed to
, be able to hold her slight lead, her big
sail spread seeming to give her a slight
advantage. At that time, however, it did
not seem as if the Ulster 1 boat was suffi
ciently ahead to place her on the handicap
of her time allowance. Indeed, it was
anybody's race.
At 2:48 Columbia went on the starboard
tack, immediately followed by Shamrock.
On this tack the drop of wind was plainly
perceptible, and what had started as a
magnificent race bade fair to finish a
slow one and exciting only by reason of
the narrowness of the contest.
The tack to starboard was a short one.
for within less than five minutes Barr
had swung Columbia to port tack again
and almost instantly the British skipper
followed his lead. The race had reached
a point where the slightest favorable puff
Of wind meant much and where seaman
ship of the finest kind was required.
At 3:05 the yachts were still holding the
long port tack and the finish mark was
not more than three miles away. A large
part of the excursion ileet had scurried
ahead and taken up positions around the
finish line.
At 3:17 Shamrock went on the star
board tack, being then about a mile and a
half from the lightship she held this tack
Hakes a First-Class, Telling Argument
"About a year ago a doctor and his
wife came to board with us. We already
had Miss G., who was at that time thin
and yellow and considerably out of health.
■ ' "The first morning the new boarders
■ came to the table as guests, the young
. lady remarked as she set her cup down,
'This is coffee!' while the doctor added,
'Xot at all like the poor coffee they have
been giving us at the hotel.' I smiled be
hind ruy napkin and asked if either of
them ever used Postum Food Coffee. The
doctor said he had tasted it, but it waa
weak, miserable stuff. Miss G. had heard
of it and wished she could try it.
"I Eaid nothing, but at the end of three
months, when Miss G. was ready to leave
us for a new field of labor, said, 'I have
been giving you Postum Food Coffee all
the time you have been here.' 'What, is
that coffee, Postum?' she said. I Ve
irarked that I had noticed with great
pleasure, her daily gain in health, and
now that she was leaving us after only
three months at our table, she had rosy
cheeks and a plump figure, which was all
the argument any one needed to prove the
fact that she had been well cared for, and
the reason for her gain in health' waa
the use of Postum Food Coffee, for no
other change had been made of any ac
count in her food.
"The doctor was very much delighted
with the experiment, and discovered that
•where he had tried Postum before, he had
been unfortunate in having it underbolled.
Postum must be boiled fifteen or twenty
minutes to bring out the delicious favor,
and then it will suit the taste of any
one." Mrs. Florence Dougherty, Placer
ville, Idaho.
toward the Jersey Bhore until she met
Columbia. Then being to the weather of
the latter,, Shamrock forced her about and
swinging around on the port tack headed
for the line. Columbia followed her Im
Now for the FinlHh.
The boats were now headed straight for
the finish. Shamrock had the weather
and what looked like a cafe lead.
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: It was then merely a question :
: of whether or not the American :
: boat could get to the coveted finish :
: line, not ahead, but within her 43 :
: seconds of time allowance from the :
: other boat. !
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Both racers seemed to know that the
goal was near at hand and they slipped
through the water faster than it seemed
possible for the light breeze to drive
them. At 3:30 p. m. they both went on
the starboard tack. Shamrock taking the
lead in this maneuver.
At that time Columbia was just under
neath Shamrock"s lee bow. It was heart
breaking. The seconds dragged like min
utes. As they drew near the line it was
seen that what had seemed to be a safe
lead for Shamrock had become doubtful.
A second later and It developed almost to
a certainty that even if Shamrock crossed
the line first Columbia was within her
tlm/e allowance and had the race. Almost
as one boat they went across the line.
Shamrock first, but Columbia so few sec
onds behind her that it made no differ
ence. Thus Columbia won in three
straight races. She was the victor of
teen-Knot Breeze Makes Every
one Hopeful.
New York, Oct. 4.—The same strong
northwester which yesterday blew Colum
bia to victory, prevailed this morning. A
smashing wind scurried across lower New
York bay, kicking up white caps in every
direction. It blew out the flags and pen
nants on board the fleet anchored inside
the Hook as straight as boards and out to
sea sent a lot of coasters down the Jer
sey coast as a lively rate. As was the
case yesterday, it increased steadily after
sunrise and at 8 o'clock was blowing from
eighteen to twenty knots. In fact, it
seems to have more power than at the
same time yesterday, giving promise of a
storm near the Bermudas.. There was
an added touch of frost in the air but
overhead a brilliant sun shone from a
clear autumn sky and wind and weather
were absolutely perfect for the • day's
Under the rules, to-day's race was fif
teen miles to windward or leeward and
return, and it was a foregone conclusion
that the course would be a dead run be
fore the wind to the first mark and if the
wind held true a long beat back to the
finish. It was in just such a race as
this that two years ago Columbia gave
Shamrock I. a decisive beating of over six
minutes. It was again Shamrock weather
or at least what the golden yacht people
have ben asking for.
The yachting experts looked forward
with keen interest to the splendid run be
fore the wind to-day as promising a fair
test of Shamrock's ability in that direc
tion. Yesterday the American boat dem
onstrated her superiority on both close
reach, the broad reach and the windward
work, but as yet the two racers have not
met under good conditions in a run square
before the wind. While Saturday's race
was of this description, the wind was so
light and uncertain that none of the
sharps considered it as decisive. The
crews of both yachts spent the early morn
ing hours in a final and thorough inspec
tion of rigging and sails to make sure that
nothing had been sprained or weakened in
yesterday's strong wind.
Both yachts got away from their moor
ings earlier than usual this morning.
Shamrock, Instead of waiting until she
got outside, hoisted her mainsail inside
the Hook. Columbia, however, went
out under tow with bare poles.
The splendid breeze still held true
and strong, and away out beyond the
lightship was kicking the blue water into
white caps.
The mainsail run up on Shamrock is one
not before used in her races here. It
wrinkled badly at first, but by the time
the lightship was reached, it was setting
splendidly. The Navigator, the committee
boat, passed about at 9:25, followed short
ly by the guard boats and the first boats
of the excursion fleet soon after passed
through the Narrows. Shortly before 10
o'clock Columbia hoisted her mainsail and
soon after dropped her tow.
By a quarter past 10 o'clock both boats
were standing off and on and around the
lightship with mainsails and club top
sails up. The wind was still going mer
rily when the committee boat took up ncr
position to the south of the lightship and
hoisted a signal, the letter "C," indicat
ing that the course would be fifteen miles
south-southeast to leeward and return.
Neither Captain Barr nor Captain Syca
more seemed to fear the wind, for both
set their No. 1, or largest club topsails,
though yesterday Captain Sycamore, in a
wind of the same strength, had invited
some critic-ism because he did not appar
ently make the best use of the cloth at
his disposal. He used a No. 2 jib topsail
while Barr was using his No. 1, and dis
tinctly lost ground in the second leg. The
excursion fleet had by this time begun to
gather back of the line, and it was fully
as large as any of the preceding days.
When the preparatory gun was fired at
10:45 both boats were to the windward
of the line and holding away from it, as
neither skipper wanted to cross first. The
windward position was the coveted one,
as it gave the stern boat an opportunity
of blanketing the other. There was some
pretty jockeying for this berth, and ten
minutes later, when the warning gun
sounded, both were still holding away
from the line as if it was a reef or a sand
bar. Two minutes before the starting gun
was fired the boats continued to hold
away and it seemed impossible that they
could cross the line before the firing of
the handicap gun. Both SKippers held
stubbornly to their determination not to
cross first, but at last Captain Barr sent
Columbia forward, Shamorck coming right
behind him and breaking out her spinna
ker to starboard. An instant later Colum
bia's great spinnaker boomed out to star
board and as they crossed each broke out
balloon jib topsails. It was now evident
that the handicap gun had fired before
Columbia, a few seconds in the lead, went
over the line. She probably waa fifty
yards ahead of Shamrock at this time and
both yachts were on the starboard tack.
Columbia crossed the line exactly fif
teen seconds ahead, but the official
starting time, the handicap gun having
been fired, was 11:02 for both boats.
'I vi o Groups of Candidates for An
other Defeat.
i y«to Torh Sun Special Sarviee.
Montreal, Oct. 4.—The second defeat of
Shamrock 11. has revived both here and in
: Toronto the talk about a Canadian chal
lenger for the America's cup. There are
: two groups of men who have evinced
j some intention of challenging. One is
I headed by Commodore Gooderham of To
: ronto and of the Royal Canadian Yacht
j Club. Gooderham is immensely wealthy,
I and his sporting diversions run to fine
. horses and yachts. Ex-Commodore Jar
-1 vis of Toronto would be the manager of
the boat. The other group is composed
of ex-Commodore James Ross of the Royal
St. Lawrence Yacht Club,the street railway i
i king, and with him would be President
I Whitney of the Dominion Stel and Iron
j compauy of Sydney, C. B.,and a number of
, its shareholders. The Toronto syndicate
would probably have their boat designed
in England, but the iron and steel syndi
cate would have George Herrlck Diggan
design and manage her.
Shamrock Money Invisible.
New York, Oct. 4.—When the news that
Columbia had again defeated Shamrock 11.
was flashed to the city there was a decided
change in the betting figures, and the odds
quickly jumped from 2V& to 1 to 5 to 1, and
even higher, on the defender. Even at these
alluring quotations, it was a difficult task
to get any one to speculate on Shamrock.
The Next Challenger.
Glasgow, Oct. 4.—New trials have already
been made in Messrs. Penny's model tank at
Dumbarton, and a fresh syndicate which is
being formed will, on the termination of
the present International yacht contest, imme
diately Issue a new challenge.
Same Old Grounds Covered in Schley
Navy Department's Cane Not to Be
Finished Till the Middle
of Next Week.
Washington, Oct. 4.—The Schley court
of inquiry began Its proceedings to-day
with the recall of witnesses who were on
the stand yesterday; and after they, had
corrected their previous testimony and
made such additions thereto as suggested
themselves, they were excused and new
witnesses were introduced. The list oi
available witnesses for the day included
Captain Raymond P. Rodgers, who was
executive officer of the lowa during the
Sentiago campaign; Ensign (now Lieu
tenant) M. I. Bristol, who was watch and
division officer on the Texas, and officer
on the deck of that vessel when the Span
ish ships came out of the Santiago har
bor; Lieutenant Commander Albon C.
Hodgson, who was navigator on the
Brooklyn and whose testimony has been
looked forward to with such interest be
cause of his correspondence with Admiral
Schley, and Lieutenant W. C. Dyson of the
bureau of steam navigation.
Captain Lemly has still quite a long list
of witnesses before him and when court
began business to-day it was said on his
behalf that he probably would not be able
to conclude his presentation of the case
for the department before the middle of
next week.
Lieutenant Dyson, who was on the
stand yesterday, was recalled. He had
added to his coal history of the fleet in
formation as to how long the supply of
coal on hand May 26 would have held out
under forced draft. The information was
contained In a chart which was read by
Judge Advocate Lemly. The witness also
read the same information from a tabular
statement. The chart covered the period
from May 18 to June 1. He said that
on May 24 the Brooklyn had coal enough
aboard to have remained on blockade duty
off Santiago harbor for twenty-five days
and then to have returned to Key West;
the Massachusetts enough to remain sev
enteen days and then go to Key West;
the lowa enough for eleven days; the
Texas seven days and the Marblehead one
Conferred With Sampson.
Commander Raymond P. Rodgers, who
was executive officer of the battleship
lowa in the summer of 1898, testified to
leaving Key West on May 20 for Cienfue
gos to join the flying squadron. Before
leaving he had, as a representative of
Captain Evans, he said, a conference with
Commander-in-Chief Sampson, at which
Captains Taylor and Chadwick were pres
ent. At that time he was told by Ad
miral Sampson that he had received in
formation from the department at Wash
ington that the Spanish fleet under Cer
vera probably was in the harbor of San
tiago. He had, however, not been in
formed of any secret code for communi
cating with the Cuban insurgents near
Cienfuegos. He had taken dispatches for
Commodore Schley, and while not cer
taine whether there was more than one
package, he was under the Impression
there was more. One of the dispatches
carried at this time was, the witness
thought, that signed by Secretary Long
and dated Washington, 12:30 o'clock,"May
20. and beginning:
The report of the Spanish fleet being at
Santiago de Cuba might very well be correct,
so the department strongly advises that you
send word immediately by the lowa to'Schley
to proceed off Santiago with his whole com
mand, leaving one small vessel at Cienfuegos.
The afternoon session began with Cap
tain Rodgers still on the stand. He stated
that he was the senior member of the
naval board of survey appointed by Ad
miral Sampson to examine the wrecked
Spanish vessels.
Effect of tbe Brooklyn's Gunnery.
The purpose of this line of examination
was to bring out the witness' knowledge
concerning the effect of the Brooklyn's
gunnery in the battle of Santiago, July 3.
Captain Rodgers stated that the Brooklyn
was the only vessel that fired five-inch
shells, and 'Mr. Rayner said that a care
ful computation based upon the report
of the "board of survey showed that twelve
five-inch shells had been., found on the
four Spanish vessels.
Mr. Rayner presented a statement
showing the number of shells found on the
vessels of the Spanish fleet and the wit
ness was asked to state the percentage
of five-inch shells, assuming the" state
ment to be correct. Captain Rodgerg re
plied that the total numiber of hits was
thirty-five and that therefore the five-inch
shell hits constituted 34 per cent of all the
hits. Mr. Rayner said that the statement
had ibeen prepared by Admiral Schley.
. Threat to Summon Sampson.
The question as to whether the word
in the "Dear Schley" letter should be
Santiago or Cienfuegos again came up on
a statement by Captain Lemly, who said
he would continue to hold to the Santiago
version. Mr. Rayner then said if this was
the case he would be compelled to sum
mon Admiral Sampson, the author of the
dispatch, as a witness.
Deep Significance of the Testimony
of Lieat. Doyle.
Washington, Oct. 4.—Admiral Sampson's
name was brought into the court of in
quiry and placed in what the Schley ad
herents claim a disadvantageous light.
They laid the foundation to establish that
Scbley warned Sampson the night be
fore the battle of Santiago that there were
suspicious movements in the vicinity of
the Spanish fleet. The inference left was
that although Schley did his duty and
warned Sampson, the latter sailed away
the following morning and was absent
when Cevera's fleet tried to escape a few
hours later.
Lieutenant James G. Doyle, divisional
officer on the Brooklyn, was on the stand
when this development appeared. He said
that Schley saw smoke in the harbor the.
night of July 2, and that he believed the
commodore notified the commander-ln
chief, Admiral Sampson. The Schley side
is elated over the admission of this evi
dence, which the attorneys assert shows
that Schley performed his duty, while*
Sampson left his post, notwithstanding
reports of suspicious movements by the
Proof of the fact that Schley told Samp
son of the enemy's suspicious movements
July 2 is considered a great point by
Schley's partisans. They declare it shows
not only that Schley was attending to his
duty the day before the battle, which Is
important, but that Sampson was warned
that a battle was imminent and took the
New York and sailed away the following
morning. Privately the attorneys for the
defense are intensely gratified, believing
the public wyi hold the opinion that
Sampson had good reason to expect the
Spanish squadron to appear soon yet
left on the eve of battle. In other words,
the Schley men contend that they have
proved that Sampson voluntarily turned
aßide from the conflict after being warned
by Schley and that the latter therefore
is plainly entitled to credit for winning
the battle. *
Additional significance is placed on
Lieutenant Doyle's testimony because he
was summoned by the department. Hia
name is also on the list of Schley wit
nesses, but Attorney Rayner developed
the Sampson "warning" incident on his
appearance for the department" to give bis
statements In Schley's favor greater
Following- Schle.vM Retirement.
Washington, Oct. 4.— Next Wednesday Rear
Admiral Schley will retire from the active
list of the navy by age limit, and, from pres
ent prospects, this will take place while the
court of inquiry is still In session. His re
tirement will promote two captains to be
rear admirals. Captain Frank Wildes, who
was in command of the Boston during the
battle of Manila bay, now heads the list of
captains. He wan promoted for war aervice,
and uuder the law, his advancement must
not retard the regular course of promotions.
Therefore Captain Henry Glass, who stands
next to him on the list of captains, will also
enter the list of rear admirals of the navy.
Other, promotions resulting from Admiral
Sehley's retirement will be those of Com
manders F. P. GHtnore and Eugene H. C.
Leutze, who become captains and lieutenant
commanders;, Henry A. Staunton and Charles
Bartlett, who become commanders.
Continued From First Page.
of the prairies and mountains and the ex
citement of hunting big game. He told
Senator Mitchell of Oregon that nothing
would please him so much as a chance to
spend a month in the fastnesses of the
Rockies hunting for mountain lions and
grizzly bears.
"It's too bad," said Senator Mitchell,
sympathetically, "that you cannot make
arrangements to take an outing."
"Alas! I am afraid my days of shooting,
of hunting and enjoying myself in the
mountains are over, for a time at least,"
said the president, and he sighed dismally
at the prospect.
Senator Hansbrougb. of North Dakota
was a recent caller at the White House.
The senator called simply to pay hie re
spects, and he was surprised at the size
of the crowd that was waiting. When the
.senator's turn came he delivered a homily
on the confinement that presidents must
undergo by virtue of being the ruler of
80,000,000 of people.
"For my part," said the senator, "I am
going back to North Dakota, where the
prairies are boundless and where the soul
feels nothing but the exhilaration of free
"Hansbrough, don't talk like that," said
the president sharply, and then he smil
ingly laid a hand on the shoulder of the
senator and said: "Hansbrough, I'd like to
go with you. I'd give a good deal for a
sniff of that bracing air."
Farmers National Congress Elects
Officers at Sioux Falls.
John Armstrong; for South Dakota—
Resolutions Favor Canal and
Tax on "Oleo."'
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 4.—At this
morning's session of the farmers' national
congress officers were elected as follows:'
President, George L. Flanders, Albany,
N. V.; first vice president, Colonel Harvey
Jordan, Monticello, Ga.; second vice pres
ident, Colonel B. Cameron, Statesville, N.
C; treasurer, Dr. J. H. Reynolds, Adrian,
Mich.; secretary, John M. Stahl, Chicago;
assistant secretary, E. A. Callahan, Al
bany, N. V.; second assistant secretary,
John M. Whittaker, Boston; third assis
tant secretary, Joel M. Roberts, Nebras
ka; executive committee, Colonel B. F.
Clayton, Iowa; Colonel E., \V. Wicke,
Georgia; W. S. Ames, Wisconsin.
Among the vies presidents chosen are:
Georgia, D. M. ftughes; Illinois, R. H.
Purdie; Indiana, John A. Brown; lowa,
Sam B. Jones; Kentucky, J. H. Anderson;
Michigan, Truman Turner; Minnesota,
John Cooper; Mississippi, H. L. Hutchin
son; Montana, R. N. Sutherlin; Missouri,
G. M. Greene; Nebraska, L. L. Young;
New York, H. S. Ambler; North Carolina,
John S. Cunningham; Pennsylvania,
George G. Hutchinson; South Dakota,
John Armstrong.
Resolutions were adopted favoring lib
eral appropriations for the improvement of
rivers and harbors; protection against en
croachments of ranchmen on public do
main; favoring "immediate steps" toward
the construction of the Nicaraguan canal,
under exclusive control of the United
States; expressing horror at the assas
sination of President McKinley and de
manding 0 the suppression of anarchy by
state legislation; commending instruction
in agriculture in public schools; demand
ing a tax of 10 cents a pound on colored
oleomargarin, sold in imitation of butter;
asking congress to prohibit false branding
of products; favoring reciprocity and ex
tension of the rural free delivery as rap-
Idly as possible; expressing fear over the
prevalence of the gypsy moth in Massa
chusetts and the deprecation of the war
upon it by the authorities of that state.
Professor H. W. Campbell of Kansas,
delivered an address on soil culture in the
semi-arid West. John P. Brown of the
Indiana discussed "Ancient American
Forests, Living and Petrified." At last
night's session the mammoth auditorium
was well filled with delegates and spec
"The American Girt and the Home" -was
ably presented by Mrs. Bertha Dahl Laws
of Minnesota.
M. F. Greely, South Dakota, delivered a
carefully prepared address on "Farm,
Home and Life."
Indian Commissioner Jones Persis
tently Taciturn.
J^-om Th« Journal Bureau. Room MS, Pott
Washington, Oct. 4.—lndian Commis
sioner Jones returned from his trip to the
northwest to-day. Immediately upon his
arrival at the department he saw Secre
tary Hitchcock and went over with him
the results of his Investigations, in a gen
eral way. He did not submit detailed re
ports which he had received from Special
Agent O'Nell and Captain Mercer, who
conducted the rescale of illegally cut tim
ber. Both secretary and commissioner re
fused to say anything about what these
reports show. Commissioner Jones said
he had dodged reporters while in Minne
sota and did not purpose to give out any
information until the secretary had been
acquainted with all the facts and was
ready to act upon the reports. This may
take some time.
The commissioner also talked with the
secretary about the case of Captain Hard
ing, agent at Yaukton, S. D., who ia under
charges, but nothing was decided. It is
probable that nothing was decided. It is
matter until Senator Kittredge has had
an opportunity to present Captain Hard
ing's side to the secretary in person.
Kittredge will probably be here In a few
Possibly the Minneapolis Invitation to
Herbert Putnam to foe the guest of the
city while he is in the west to attend
the lowa library convention at Burling
! ton, may not reach him in time to be
I acted on. The invitation reached Wash
j ington all right, but Putnam was not here.
! It was forwarded to New York, where he
was at last reports, but may not catch him
: there. From New York he goes to San
i dusky, and thence to Burlington. His
j secretary regards it as doubtful whether ■
j the Minneapolis invitation overtakes him. I
—W. W. Jermane.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the X^T X/ff>j_jr*
Signature of L4ta£/%4&ZcJc6&4
mWw \lvl h tf^lvli
C • On what is correct
' H in men's fall
•iiillM an( winter wear
miWf!MimWWm"K TIIEINRICH\S there are styles
"SJI& m A for 10 drossy voun& fellows—
»w?fllfflrailll those stylish ones that want
■ Jiiii^lll^^ra W something natty, as well as the regu-
HMMmm^Ml^m - lation sack cut"for the middle-aged
P^MiliM man whose thought is to get clothes
ISSIIf^M' that will fit perfectly and proclaim
Htlt'l niSS m we^ dressed wherever he goes.
ISilH^lii ho '^arsity and Military style will
' 'iiHiilr be popular with the young men; broad,
'wi BPfi'HF square shoulders, close-fitting waist
f*Mßk'vlsss and slight flare of the skirt; rather
IIIIP l^a But we'll not write a clothing re
:W^Kl'lJl view. Suffice to say that everything
Pi^iiPM right in clothing is here—
WkBN VV SllillS SUITS, at,
'■'■'4tJmjj!&':'■■ overcoats s*s'««''
• Trousers to $25.00
Corner Third Street and Nicollet
Four Hundred Killed at Prospect
and Italia.
They Ku.mli tlie Posts Across Open
Ground, Believing; Them
Weakly Held.
Mmw York Sun Soaclal Sarvicm
Pretoria, Oct. 4. —Among the killed in
the engagement at Magatos Nek was Com
mandant Boshoff of the Johannesburg
police. Colonel Kekewich was prevented
from pursuing General Delarey, who at
tacked him a few days ago, owing to the
fact that many of his horses were killed.
The latest news from Zululand is that in
the recent fighting at Prospect and Itala
the Boers lost most heavily. Some reports
state that they had 200 killed in both
fights. The Boers rushed the posts across
open ground, thinking that they were
weakly held, whereas they had strong
garrisons. The attacking force was the
main body of General Botha's army, with
himself in command. Very few Boers are
now within the Zulu border. They have
mostly retreated north.
Boer Casualties at Fort Italia Ex
ceeded 400.
Dundee, Natal, Oct. 4.—The Boer attack
on Fort Italia proves to have been a far
bigger engagement than could be gathered
from the first reports. The casualties on
both sides indicate the fierceness of the
struggle. The Boer casualties are now
estimated at over 400. The British pris
oners saw sixty Boers burired on farms,
and assisted in carrying off seventy-five
wounded. The Boers informed the pris
oners saw sixty Boers buried on farms,
Italia garrisoned only 100 strong. The
burghers lost more men than in any previ
ous action this year.
There seems no doubt'that the Boers
intended a combined invasion of Natal
east and west. It is stated that General
De Wet ordered the burghers in the
northeastern part of Orange River
colony to concentrate et Talekop, but
up to now the only result of the move
ment has been the isolated invasion of
Natal by a small commando, which can
easily be driven back. British officers
who were recently prisoners say that Gen
eral Botha's men and horses are in good
condition, but the men's clothing is In
a poor state. The British prisoners havo
been deprived of nearly everything they
possessed. The main body of the Boera
is still near the Zululand frontier.
Mental and Physical Condition Far
From Satisfactory.
The Hague, Oct. 4.—A. D. F. Wolmar
ans, one of the Boer envoys who has been
visiting Mr. Kruger at Hilversum, found
the mental condition of the former presi
dent of the Transvaal to be by no mean 3
satisfactory. Mr. Kruger is slowly grow
ing weaker, physically and mentally. His
slowness in reaching a decision on impor
tant questions is found to be a serious
Saturday is always a special Sale Day at
* the Home Trade, the Family Shoe Store.
See the following offerings for tomorrow:
Boys' Shoes 4 || Men's Shoes
The "Kenwood" Is the name of a very '! lZ£?i*£' 12Sl*2j£* otJ%™r?}tL%
popular line of boys'all solid leather • *r t ad, I <l *»»><*» for men. Among hem
„ $1.25 Shoes. We will sell *% **^ S are patent leathers, enamels, vicl "*
Boys' $1.60 satin calf and kangaroo calf !i .. , „ •/-,,
lace Shoes taken from A f *% gS <\ YOUng Ladies Shoes
■chas^liSj'"" 9*»*>O ! These^are sprlnjr heeL sizes 2V4 to 6.
cnase, au 5ue5.... .....^ , they are ma^le of real.box calf, with
Little Gents' Shoes ' dongola tops, and are 51.33
l^lllie UeniS 2>noeS , regular 81.G8 value, SfeßmSbiß
Little Men's Shoes, in satin calf, box ,' pair.......... ~ «»«^^^
call and kangaroo, one-piece leather in- ( ' r'uilM'c* Cfc nn »
soles and counters. These 0%*% i' I**ll lv & OttOSS
are regular $1.20 value; <#&£ j| For small cnlldren who weM slzes sto
v .•:••;•;•/'•••-•••••••••• > i '8, we offer tomorrow our 76c jp mm ■ ■
fltr-lc' <JA/,iic ' i 1 line or fine vlcl kid button orJTSJTSffS
ViriS.pnOeS Ji lace shoes with turned soles *^*J'*#
Hera we offer you misses' genuine box <' / oritac* ? C/*>nn C/.'^^^^c
calf or surpass kid Shoes, lace or button, (\L>aOieS O m^irap Slippers
"- ?noies eair Z er S iTufol 3 aDd QJfrl !' As a Ter «P eclal bargain for tomorrow
indies, sizes u,i to., «fOC# • we offer a ladles' fine vlci kid. 3-* trap
; _.' ' • „ . .' slipper, with French heels; they are
The same as above, In €%o%^m i 1 white kid lined, the regular
.ae^.....,:.,..0w i value is $1.60, sizes 3to 7, 7.4fl
at **«^«^ J widths Cto EE. pair ' *#*#
Bargain Tables /N^/N^/' s^s/^s^v^^^v> Babies' Shoes
See our bargain tables '| (E^^B^ *^^&&t '!< Choice for tomorrow
of Men's Shoes at |' EST _ 7 ,' of any of our Babies'
** At* -irifi ••# mo- i' At HrifTi* TV»ori£» otk i 1 60c Shoes, In lace or
*T. 48 and 91.89; ,■« nOQIC irdUc m]i button, sizes 2to 5:
Women's Shoes" at : /JT , CL n0 Strkf»» «'! at per pair
000 and $1.48 and «|V V •jnOC JUJTC VA ,|. .■ j«^
. Children's and Miss»s' «SKL% m-tnN K oU«t MKlf 'i ~JB BTB
Bhoesat 3Oc. Mc i^JidiySa^Ci 1^ ': _^T«^^f
flflo and Sfio. '! 'i gy«/ C^F WlJßx\
hindrance to those working m Europe in
behalf of the Boer cause. At the slight
est questions regarding his health Mr.
Kruger exhibits intense irritation and ve
hemently denies that anything is wrong.
The approach of winter causes anxiety,
as Mr. Kruger refuses to leave Holland.
According to a remark made by a prom
inent Boer, the former president would
long since been much worse if hatred
of Great Britain did not nerve him to
Men the British Relieved Accused of
Pretoria, Oct. 4.—The treason trials
have revealed the presence of large num
bers of sedition-makers who have not only
taken the oath of allegiance to the Brit
ish crown, but who in many cases have
been receiving relief from the British au
thorities. In spite of this they com
municated freely with their friends in the
commandoes in the field, feeling confident
that they would be treated leniently if
caught. There is no df>ubt that ten of
j the men tried will be proved guilty.
Republicans Renominate Most of the
Present Officers.
Boston, Oct. 4. —The Massachusetts re
publican state convention, held here to
day, nominated a state ticket as follows:
Governor, W.Murray Crane; lieutenant gov
ernor, John L. Bates; secretary of state, Wil
liam H. Olln; Edward S. Bradford, treasurer
and receiver general; auditor, Henry E. Tur
ner, (all renominated); Attorney general, H.
L. Parker.
Through Tonrist Cars.
The old familiar way—tried and proven.
See Minneapolis & St. Louis Agents for
lowest rates to California.
'fe i . | . s3 -^
iw^old at leading
p'Jj/ cafes, bars, clubs y^J
fjy and on buffet cars.^i
\A Princely Drink
1 st.pimjl'v^REN Zminneapous.
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