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175 BRICKLAYERS OUT $2,000,000 WOR K STOPS Minneapolis Will Now Have Labor Troubles of Heir Own-Six Hundred Men Now on a Strike. Master Builders Refuse to Recognize laborers' Union and Bricklayers I, Strike Thru SympathyStonemasons Decline to Walk Out, but ""% May Be Affected by Stagnation in Building Operations. THE STRIKE SITUATION TO-DAY NUMBER OF MEN ON STRIKE, 600. CONTRACTORS AFFECTED C. F. Haglln. H. N. Leighton Company John Wunder. Federal building Northwestern National bank Street Railway Power House Street Railway office building Harlngton, Crosby, Peavey residence 250,000 Deerlng building Pflaum building Kingman building Jewish Synagogue Franklin Avenue Presbyterian ohurch 8,000 Bard well-Robinson reservoir Total True to their promise of last Wednes day night the 175 union bricklayers in the city struck this morning because they were not supplied with union helpers, and building operations approximating an In vestment of $2,000,000 have been either indefinitely delayed or have been entirely abandoned. The stonemasons will not strike. The action of the Bricklayers' union in declaring this strike, in sympathy with the building laborers who have been on strike for higher wages and recognition of their union since Aug. 6, precipitates a crisis in the local labor situation which both the contractors and the better ele ment in the trades unions have sought to avoid. The sympathetic strike was not de clared until the bricklayers had held two lengthy meetings for the discussion of the subject and until the contractors arid the committees representing the striking la-, borers, the bricklayers and the stonema sons had held two conferences without re sult. Fight Will Be a Long One. As the Master Builders' association, comprising, the large contractors, has de clared Its Inability to accede to the build ing laborers' demands and has prepared Itself for a long struggle, the final effect of the bricklayers' action of this morn ing will' undoubtedly be to tie up building operations in Minneapolis until next spring, unless the union men should de cide that the position taken by the brick layers this morning Is not a wise one. Since the Building Laborers' union struck for a wage scale of 25 cents an hour and recognition of the union, It has made overtures to the Building Trades Council for admission and to the Stone masons' union and the Bricklayers' union for the aid.. a sympathetic strike would afford. The stonemasons have twice refused to endanger their livelihood by striking in aympathy with the laborers, but the brick layers voted a week ago to strike this morning unless every helper working with them bore a union card. B y a vote of 91 to 66 the Bricklayers' union last night deoided to standtoyIts position taken a week ago. Non-Union Helpers on Hand. When the bricklayers came to work this morning and found non-union laborers till in the employ of the contractors, they Immediately walked out. This action brought to a standstill work on the Pflaum and Kingman buildings on First avenue N, near Fourth street, and practically stopped work on the Jewish Synagogue at Tenth street and Fifth ave nue S, and the reservoir which the Bard well-Roblnson company is building at a cost of (20,000. It stopped all work but the painting on the big street railway powerhouse at the east end of the Tenth avenue S bridge, and much of the work on the federal building, to which two stories are being added. The Deerlng building, at Second avenue S and Sixth street, has been at a. standstill since the building laborers went on strike, and no work has been done on the street railway's office build ing and powerhouse at Eleventh street and Hennepin avenue sinoe Saturday nig ht The Franklin Avenue Presbyterian churdh and several residences in process of erection cannot be completed until the brick work has been finished. Negotiations Prove Fruitless. '. Hoping to avoid the approaching crisis iwiiiiinMimtwn TO DRAFT ONLY A TEMPORARY BILL Senator Aldirch Announces His Com mittee Will Beport a Com promise Measure. . ITew York Sun Special Service. Providence, R. , I., Aug. 20.Senator Aldrich, chairman of the senate sub committee which has been considering a new currency measure, is authority for the statement that while the committee has not departed from Its determination to devise some simple, conservative measure for the betterment of financial conditions, it has decided to exclude from the bill any reference to asset currency or any other detail upon which a disagreement of the senate and house would be likely. It is the belief of the committee that in the short time before congress is con vened it would be practically impossible to frame with any hope of its adoption a comprehensive currency measure that would embrace all the larger questions that will yet have to be dealt with. The energies of the committee, there fore, are being devoted to paving the way for the passage of a simple bill to meet present needs. Sequoyah, the Indian chief who reduced to written characters the language of the Ciiero keea, will have a monument erected to his memory. The people of Cherokee Nation pro pose to place the monument in the public so,nari at Tahlequah, capital of the nation. Sequoyah died about forty-two yeire ago. 1 I *- - .- I $.230,000 250,000 WMHMUlMiMIHUMHMIIMMIIIIIBIIIHMMIIIIIWMWI ASKS A $1,000,000 FEE Chicago Raw Food Society Says Rockefeller Owes That Sum for His New Stomach. New York Sun Speoial Service, Chicago, Aug. 20.-"John D. Rockefel ler owes the Chicago Raw Food society $1,000,000 for a new stomach." This statement is made by Professor Byron Tyler, president of the society, who declares he prescribed a diet of raw cere als for the oil magnate, arid soon after wards sent Mr. Rockefeller a quantity of macerated wheat, used by members of the society in the place of bread. Mr. Rockefeller has improved steadily in health since he received the new food, the professor asserts. "Why, Rockefeller's hair is growing for the first time In years, and it is said his baldness will disappear," remarked Pro fessor Tyler. "He actually is unwilling to attribute the improvement to the raw cereal diet! "I told Rockefeller to abandon his milk and crackers and I see he has done so," said the professor. "If he has made any improvement it surely ought to be consid ered due to our method, for I understood he has observed it faithfully." The offer of $1,000,000 for a new stom ach was reported to have been made last January. - ~ ......... The Rev. J. J. Axtell of Michigan, who has achieved some distinction as a prizefighter,and who has had trouble with his church on that account, has gone into the business of curing tho sick by prayer and the laying on of hands. Men who have met him In the ring say that he it a good one at the laying on of bands. ^fe/^ LA f ^J *,/rt**^*^ - ' '- mi I rtfa.r" --- - ^|||^^.i.s'ft^^ ,-*sa|g%^ -^^ s^^m^Y^^fm^Si^m^m^^^rs^ ^14M , ' . _. ,-fcfcf d-_ . . ., . - - - Kf ONIONS SHANTi RON THE UNION President's Orders to Investigate La bor Union Methods in Depart ments Are Obeyed. , Several Gases in Which Labor Lead ers Sought to Influence Officials Are Disclosed. President Insists That the Rights of Non-Union Men Must Be Conserved. Now York Sun Speoial Servioe. Washington, Aug. 20.Secretary Hoot, Acting Secretary of the Npvy Darling and Secretary Cortelyou of the department of commerce and labor, confirmed to-day the story printed exclusively in T he Jour n a 1 last night, that an inquiry in regard to the influence of labor unions on govern ment work had been ordered by the pres ident and is now in progress. It was learned at the war department that the first inquiry received there came from the department of commerce and labor and was based upon instructions J. & W . A. Elliot. Leek &. Prince. R. McMillan & Co. BUILDINGS AFFECTEDi - 800,000 100,000 50,000 23,000 30,000 27,000 20,000 $1,788,000 the Building Trades Council, with which the Bricklayers' union is affiliated, asked for a conference with the Master Builders' association yesterday afternoon. The situation was again gone over thoroly but without reaching any compromise. The committee from the Building Trades council admitted, in response to questions put by H. N. Leighton, president of the association, that the council had refused to admit or otherwise recognize the build ing Laborers' union because it had in vestigated the subject in the east and found that the building laborers were the most fruitful source of trouble between unions and contractors. It was the wish of the building Trades Council, however, ta_ avoid a sympathetic strike and on this account its committee urged the contractors to make some sort of concession to the building laborers' union, so that the committee might take before the bricklayers' union last night some argument which would at least post pone the crisis. The contractors oould not see their way clear to recognizing a union which the Building Trades Council, composed of the building trades unions of the city, would not recognize, and the strike this morn ing followed. Other Trades Affected. That it will be a long-and. probably -bit-- ter light few doubt. The bricklayers say that they can g e plenty of work in other cities, Butte, Mont., for Instance. The contractors say that a lot of the striking men will go hungry this winter. The conditions of this morning cannot obtain without eventually causing the stonemasons, carpenters, structural iron workers and other building trades men to lose work, because on all the buildings in volved the brick work will have to be finished soon if the rest of the work goes on. AH the buildings on which the strike was declared were picketed with strikers this morning but no trouble occurred. No Strike Clause In U. S. Contract. Altho several of the minor contractors have signed the union scale presented by the Building Laborers' union, the six con tractors, or contracting firms who have refused to dos o and who are directly af fected by the strike, are in charge of nearly 90 per cent of the building now being done in Minneapolis. In one instance only is any of them in danger of suffering from the strike be - cause of the absence of a strike clause in his contract. H. N. Leighton, who has the contract for the federal building im provements, has no strike clause in his contract with the government, because the government does not make contracts that way. But it is pointed out that President Roosevelt's order extending the Miller rul ing to all departments, in compliance with the principle laid down by the anthracite coal strike commission, that "no person shall be refused employment or in any way discriminated against on account of membership or non-membership in any labor organization," will probably have the effect on the local situation of giving the contractor on the federal building consid erable leeway should he be materially em barrassed by the present strlkp. Altho the bricklayers' strike will delay the finishing of the high brick wall around the new state university athletic field, patrons of the sport of football will not suffer thereby. The contractor has agreed to put up as a substitute aboard fence if the brick wall Is not ready when the season opens. from President Roosevelt. Secretary Cor telyou declined to discuss the subject, but acknowledged that reports from all the different branches of the government on the relations of the labor unions to gov ernment work has been called for. From other official sources it was learned that the purpose of the Investigation is to de termine whether labor unions are attempt ing to exercise any control over govern ment employes. The report sent to the department of commerce by the secretary of war and the acting secretary of the navy show several instances in which labor organizations at tempted to dictate to the authorities. The report from the war department disclosed the faot that at several ordnance factories labor unions had interfered wtih the poli cy of the officers in charge. Union Secretary Protested. At the Watertown arsenal the secretary of a labor organization protested against the purchase of material by contract from contractors who, it was charged, worked their men more than eight hours a day. At another arsenal there was trouble be - cause the union sought to influence the services of workmen on piece work. At the Brooklyn navy yard a labor union urged that only one class of em - ployes should put into naval vessels the small gas pipes thru which electric wires are carried. A s explained at the navy de partment to-day, It was a question wheth er workmen belonging to the gasfltters' union or the electrical union should do the work. The question was settled, how ever, without any difficulty because the officials of the navy department de termined to do what they pleeased in the matter and would not be dictated to by the union. "Roasted" Non-Union Men. An interesting feature of the efforts of the labor unions to cause trouble for non union men working in shops with union men is disclosed in Secretary Darling's report. It is shown that while the unions took no direct part in these efforts as labor organizations, the union men sought to prejudice the officials against non union men by charging that they were not capable mechanics. The result of the inquiry made by the war department indicated that there had been less interference with the Workmen in the ordnance factories, armories and arsenals than in any navy department. It was said at the war department to day that one reason why the government had experienced little trouble with labor unions at the arsenals was that there is in existence an old statute making it a punishable offense to entice workmen from any arsenal or armory. Adjutant General Corbln was "called upon by Secretary Root to make an in quiry into labor conditions at the na tional soldiers' home, but the reply re ceived from the governors showed that but little labor was employed and that of the workmen about the home only a few be longed to any labor organization. TO TKY NEWSPAKBH ADVEBTISIWCKM Washington, Aug. 20.To expedite the work of recruiting the navy department will author ise pasting additional posters in various parts of the country and advertising extensively in the newspapers. This plan has been followed with excellent results by Lieutenant Bverhardt, who is now on recruiting duty. i w*, BEGIN WORK OF THE INCAMPMENT W& G .A. R. Vets Probably Will Eleqt Gen. Black Commander and Col. Kinne, Vice Commander. ,, First Executive Session* of the EnThe campment Is Held at 'Frisco This Morning. V John Brown's Daughter, a California Woman, Receives Greeting From / Her Father's Friends. San Francisco, Aug. 20.The visiting veterans of the G. A. R. settled down to work this morning when the encampment opened in executive session. The interest centers in the election of commander and senior vice commander in chief. Gen. John C. Black is backed for commander In chief by the three strongest delegations New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and probably will have no opposition. There will not likely be any Contest for the po sition of vice commander-in-chief, C. Mason Klnne of this city having re ceived the indorsement therefor from the THIS WOULD BE A TRUST! department of California and Nevada which practically prevents any opposition candidate entering the lists. It is considered probable that the Ne w Tork department will present General Nicholas Day of New Tork as its candi date for junior vice commander-in-chief, which will mean his election eventually by the convention. For chaplain-in-chief Nebraska presents the name of Rev. Har mon Bross, D. D., of Lincoln, Rev. James H. Bradford of Washington, D . C , isbeen also a candidate and Iowa has indorsed Rev. Winfleld Soott of .Phoenix, Arizona, who is also backed by his own depart ment. For surgeon general the department of Ohio will present the name of Dr. G. Har mon of Lancaster, "Ohio. For the minor offices no names have yet been suggested. Tw o other conventions of kindred organizations also opened this morning, that of the women's Relief Corps and that of the Ladles of the Grand Army. SECY. HITCHCOCK N01 UNDER FIRE Said That He May Be Implicated in the Indian Territory Land Scandal. Visit the Navy Yard. Early to-day a large number of the delegates boarded the steamer Unadilla for a visit to Mare Island navy yard, where an informal reception was tendered the visitors by Commandant McCalla and Captain Tilly, captain of the navy yard. The discovery of Miss Sarah Brown of Santa Clara county in this state, daughter of John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame, among the visitors to the encampment afforded the visiting delegates of .the G. A. R. an opportunity to extend their con gratulations to the child of their old friend, and she received a hearty greeting at the hands of the old soldiders from states all over the Union. Miss Brown is a member of the Woman's Relief corps of Los Gatos, Cal. The trip across the continent has proved too much for Samuel Birch, a member of Boser Post, No. 379, Arcanum, Ohio. H e is dying at a local hospital. The medical department reports the health of the veterans as good ever since their arrival, only sixty-five cases being under treatment up to this date and all but one of a trivial character. The report of the junior vice com, mander-in-chief, James T. Averlll, was in part as follows: General Averlll's Report. The report of the junior vice com mander-in-chief, James T. Averill, was devoted to the federal dead "who rest in the national cemeteries of the south. I t was in part as follows: The graves of union soldiers in the-north will continue to be remembered by kindred or ganizations when we have all answered to thepression, last rollcall. The graves of the confeder ate dead will also be the natural shrine of devotion, of loving kindred spirits for generations to come. But to whom can we bequeath the sacred duty of dropping a blossom and a sympathetic tear on Memorial Day upon the graves of the 260,000 federal dead who sleep on southern foil There is scarcely a home in the north but is represented by onein or more of these fallen heroes nnd to their kindred and friends this is certainly a question of most absorbing interest. It is evident that the main dependence in perpetuating our Memorial Day in the southern departmerts must be our Sons of Veterons, the Women's Relief Corps and other patriotic asso ciations, which may combine, inviting all sym pathizing people to Join them, in the forma tion of strong and permanent Memorial Assocla Continued .on_Second Page. jtions from his own writings. floating lighthouses I',,/' * ,$ * "~ u / , Charges Against Him, However, Are Not of a' Criminal Nature. But He Is Accused of Favoritism in the Use of Departmental Funds. New York Sun Speoial Service. Washington, Aug. 20.There strong movement under way to from President Roosevelt an order that will make the investigation into the In dian Territory land scandal and the al leged complicity of prominent United States officials absolutely untrammeled and impartial. The significance of this arises from the fact that many friends of Mr. Hitchcock are Involved in the scan dal. A number of the secretary's official acts have been pointed out to the president whlch lead to a want of confidence among those who are urging the inquiry, in theover secretary's ability to conduct an impar tial investigation. To cite but one of a number of cases on which this view is based, formal charges have been made to the president that large sums of money realized from sales of town lots in sev eral thriving young cities in Oklahoma, instead of being expended for public uses, as was provided by act of congress, have deposited in St. Louis banks in which Mr. Hitchoock's friends are inter ested as stockholders. The secretary is a St. Louis man. The citizens of a number of Oklahoma towns have appealed to Secretary Hitch cock to use these funds for Installing waterworks in their respective towns, etc., but they have appealed to him in vain. The only substantial reason Mr. Hitch cock advances for withholding these funds from their proper use for Improvements In the towns is "there is a crowd of loot ers" down there who would steal the money if taken out of the banks. NEABS HIS END The Condition of Lord Salisbury, Former Premier of England, Is Critical. . London, Aug. 20.The condition of Lord Salisbury this afternoon is regarded as being critical. The most serious element of his illness is nervous prostration, which on several occasions has been acute. Lord Salisbury is suffering from Bright's disease. BATHERS NEARLY DROWN Fall Into Sink Hole, Become Fright ened, and Fight Madly for Their Lives. New York Sun Speoial Service. Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 20.Over 100 bathers were dragged out of a hole at the foot of Now York avenue to-day. The de which is of considerable . expanse and depth, had been made in the sand dur ing the night. A score or more of the unwary plunged into it without warning and they were thrown into a heap of shouting, fighting and frantic humanity. Before the life guards got the first victims ashore othere had been engulfed the same place. All were eventually brought ashore. After the last imperiled bather was taken out of the water a cordon of police was placed near the spot to prevent further accidents. Edwin Markham, the poet, was the guest of honor recently at the second an - niversary at Metuchen of the Borough Im provement League, at which he read selec- ...,nytl ..... ^ RELIANCE IS AHEAD IN DRIFTING MATC H - RACE CALLED OFF Rounds Outer Mark With Shamrock Two Miles AsternBut the Race Was Called Called Off for Lack of Wind. Herreshoff Boat Shows Surprising dualities as a Drifter and Sails Away From British YachtLipton's Boat Is Becalmed Three Miles From Outer Mark and Left Hopelessly Astern. is a secure CourseThirty miles, fifteen miles to windward from a point outside Sandy Hook, and return. Boats required to finish in 5"/2 hours or no race. Reliance gives Shamrock III. one minute fifty-seven seconds time al- lowance. Wind from southwest, light and.shifting. Sea rough. New Tork, Aug. 20.Reliance and Shamrock III., accredited representatives of the best yachting craft in two nations sail the first race to-day in the thir teenth series of the contest for the now world-famous Americas cup. Wrested from the Englishmen fifty-two years ago by the schooner yacht Amer ica, this trophy has year after year se cured a firmer place in the estimation of yachtsmen and a stronger position sentimentally in the hearts of the Amer ican people, and has become apart of the history of the nation. The course over which to-day's race is sailed is the International Yacht club course, outside Sandy Hook. Shamrock HI, has sailed it many times in her trials, while Reliance has been over it but oncer and in a light breeze. This course of thirty miles was covered by the "Vigilant in 1893 in three hours, twenty-four minutes and thirty-eight seconds, the fastest time over the wind ward and leeward course. This was one of the most exciting races in any of the cup contests and was sailed in a strong breeze. In 1901, however, Columbia sailed the triangular course in three hours, twelve minutes and twenty-five seconds. Off Newport Reliance, on July 26, sailed a thirty-mile triangular course i n. two hours fifty-eight minutes and fifty-two seconds, and a windward and leeward course of thirty miles on July 1, in three hours, four minutes and twenty seven seconds. There was little wind. Both yachts are commanded by men that are masters of their craft and recognized as the best in their respective countries. Captain Charles Barr, who commands the Reliance, has sailed two other cup defenders in international races and is skilful, resourceful and of Iron nerve. H e sailed the Columbia in 1899storm, and 1901, defeating Shamrock .1. and Shamrock EC. ' Captaiiu Robert W . Wringts. than whom there is said to be no better skipper: in' England, is not a stranger either to yacht maneuvering or to the American waters. He came here first on Shamrock I. as sec ond in command to Captain Hogarth. The next season he sailed August Belmont's Mineola, and in August, 1901, he com manded Shamrock I. when she was a trial boat for Shamrock II. Little Wind for Races. The baneful influence of the dog star seemed to have full sway over the weath er at dawn to-day. The air was warm and moist and the breeze, which was light from the southwest, dragged up from that quarter great masses of low-lying clouds. Showers were frequent all thru the night and this morning everything was wet and sticky. The change of wind bore out the prediction of the weather bureau that such a shift would occur, followed by cool er and more agreeable conditions, and what was the desire of every heart, suffi cient strength of breeze to send the yachts the course. The sea had its long easy roll which broke with some strength on the sands of the Jersey coast. The motion of the sea scarcely affected several majestic ocean liners that appeared out of the mist and early in the morning there seemed no indication that the timid but enthusiastic followers of the racing boats would have anything to fear from sickness. At sun rise there was considerable haze out at sea, but as the sun rose its rays began to penetrate the fog, and at 8 o'clock its work of dissipating the mist was progress ing most satisfactorily. As the morning wore on the westerly wind, after seem ingly accomplishing its purpose of blow ing the mist seaward, began to lighten and three hours before the time set for the start Ne w Tork harbor was unruf fled. Inside the bend of Sandy Hook, where the two graceful yachts had ridden at their moorings during the night, all was bustle soon after sunrise. Disappointment over the weather outlook was apparent. By 7 o'clock preparations for the contest were under way aboard both boats, which had by that hour sent up their jibs in stops. While the crew of the Reliance breakfasted, Mr. iBelin boarded his charge and made a critical examination of her rigging. Both yachts began to make sail as soon as colors were sounded, and at 8:80 both had their mainsails hoisted and their headsails up in stops. In addition, the Reliance sent up her No. 1 club top sail, and this latter piece of canvas tow ered high above Shamrock HI., lying just ahead of her. At 8:45 the wind shifted more to the west and freshened a little and the clouds gave some indications of more breeze, but the small sail craft going outside of the hook did not do more than creep along, while flags at the mainmasts of the anchored boats clung about the staffs. At 8:56 Reliance took a line from her tender, and in a few minutes was out side the hook and on her way to the starting point. Immediately Shamrock in. raised her club topsail and after getting it well in position took a line from her tender preparatory to following Reliance. A t 9:05 she started out of Sandy Hook bay. The Erin, with Sir Thomas Lipton's guests on board, fol lowed soon afterwards. Indications of a race day were not confined to the outer harbor, for at an early hour thousands were on their way from all parts of the city and suburbs to the piers along the East and North river, where they boarded the hundred or more excursion steamers arid were carried down the bay. By reason of her early start Reliance was able to reach the lightship ahead of the excursion fleet. The Shamrock, however, starting half an hour after wards, was surrounded by the vanguard of these vessels, and a score of steam yachts and tugs accompanied her nearly all the way. In this fleet were three or four reve nue cutters, and as soon as these boats reached the lightship they at once took U P positions forming a cordon around the ri ..WJ.^^.^^.- At 10:16, three-quarters of an hour be - fore the time set for the Btart, there were fully fifty vessels in the vicinity of the lightship, and twice as many more strung out on the broad ocean road between the lightship and the narrows. The preparatory signal was given at 10:45 as the boats were maneuvering for positions under the three lower sail, a clubtopsail and jlbtopsail. The wind'was then from the southwest and the course signalled was fifteen miles to the wind ward and a run home. Rellan's Sails Fit Beautifully. Reliance's sails fitted beautifully. I n the mainsail there was hardly a wrinkle and the topsail set down in the angle as if it had been made of wood or steel, in - stead of flexible material. The mainsail used was the new one, used for the first time two days ago. The Shamrock seemed to have a little trouble getting her mainsail in shape but when it finally was stretched there wos ' not a wrinkle in it as big as a man's hand. Shamrock Leads at Start. Promptly at 11 o'clock the starting gun was fired. Reliance was running down the line on the port tack with Shamrock a short distance astern. A t the starting signal Reliance gybed and headed for the line. Shamrock came about on Reliance's weather and also headed for the line. Shamrock was first to cross. Both boata were on the starboard tack with flattened sheets, Reliance a little to windward of Shamrock's wake and a few hundred yards astern. Little y Httle, almost imperceptibly. Reliance seened to gain on her adversary, but before she is on equal terms she must overcome the one minute and fifty-seven seconds' time allowance. Soon after the start the yachts ran into a drenching rain whieh, when it passed, left a calm" which was broken only by a faint and wa - are- vering wind. Considering- the conditions th* pace inade tay\the"btg racers was re markable,- but it was apparent that unless tbe breeze improved considerably it would not take them round the course .within the time limit. At 12 o'clock the yachts were about four miles due east of Monmouth beach. Reliance Takes the eLad. Scarcely had the first shower passed when another heavy downpour overtook them. The wind shifted slightly and in such a way as directly to affect Reliance, so that when eight miles of the course had been sailed the boats were on even terms. The wind soon changed again so that Reliance was in the windward position, leading by about ten yards. Repeated shifts of the wind continued to favor Reliance and little by little she gained on her opponent. When about eleven miles of the course had been sailed Reliance led by 200 yards. Shamrock was to leeward, apparently footing faster, but not pointing so high into the wind as Reliance. The rain had stopped but show ers -continued to threaten. The wind at this time was blowing about 6 knots. As the rain ceased the wind freshened a little and with increasing force Reliance began to prove her better sailing quali ties. While for a time Shamrock seemed to foot as fast as Reliance, the latter was pointing much higher and soon ate her way into a commanding windward berth, giving her a distinct lead. Gradually she increased her advantage and as the. breeze seemed to improve it looked at 1 o'clock as tho the race would be finished within the time limit. - . - * . ,,..,--S-,1 n ^^^^^^M^^^mm -^^^^^^&^^^#^^ * - - . Reliance by Quarter of a Mile. At that hour both boats were on the port tack about three miles from the mark with the Reliance slightly more than a quarter of a mile in the lead. With Reliance ahead, they beat down to the outer mark in tacks of varying lengths. Time after time Shamrock went about, with the idea of shaking clear and looking for favoring slants of wind. Re liance, however, played the game as it should be played, and broke tack with her opponent every time, keeping con stantly between her and the mark. Prog ress was slow, in the light and shifty winds. Gradually the wind fell until, at 1:45, the yachts ^jwere Just off Asbury Park, almost becalmed, with Reliance over a mile in the lead. The outer mark was over a mile away. In the long, tedious beat down the Jer sey shore to the outer mark Reliance con tinually pulled away from the challenger, altho it was confidently expected by the supporters of the latter boat that in the light winds she would prove a wonder and beat the Reliance or at least hold her. The well known drifting qualities of the Herreshoff boat which she showed in the races early in the season stood her i a good stead and her gains were continu ous. The excursion fleet obeyed orders bet ter than ever before and gave both boafa plenty of sea room, in fact the space about the boats extended more than a mile on either side. The larger excursion boats also kept well astern so that they did not at any time affect the wind. By 2 o'clock the wind had subsided al - most completely, leaving the boats flap ping about in the long ocean roll. They twisted and turned in a desperate effort to get into a slant of wind. Headsails were frequently shifted. Farther up the coast towards Sandy Hook a fine north west breeze prevailed but it worked off shore very gradually. The sky, under the Influence of the new breeze, began to clear' and the muggy dog day which prevailed earlier in the day disappeared completely. * A t 2:46 p. m. Reliance was two miles from the mark and increasing her lead. The race is a drifting match. LONDON ALL 8TIRRED UP Interest In Cup Races Is Keen, but Bet* 0 ting Light. " J London, Aug. 20.London's interest in % the cup races is Instanced by the fact that \V all outdoor exhibitions and most Indoor !f^1| entertainments have made elaborate ar- - & rangements to display the result, yet net- C'| ther the sporting clubs nor the sporting' wS press publish any local betting, and, M % *$j S -*m ] m . i J '* r . ^