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EXPRESS TRAIN IS DYNAMITED Revolutionists Blow Up a Passenger TrainSeven Killed and Fifteen Injured. ' . Situation in the Balkans Grows More Tense DailyWar Al most Certain. Macedonian Mass Meeting: Held at Sofia Urges the Powers to Intervene. *- Sofia, Aug. 27.The east-bound daily express from Buda Pest to Con stantinople was blown up about twenty-five miles south of Adrianople, early to-day. Seven persons were killed and fifteen Injured. Dynamite bombs were used. Every car was mashed. Apparently the outrage was the work of revolutionists who traveled on the train. $ Constantinople, Aug. 27.The bomb which wrecked the train near Kuleli Burgas, was thrown by a third class pas senger who was In the buffet car. Only two car were destroyed. The dead in clude two Mussulmans women, two chil dren and three trainmen. The continued absence of news from the interior of Macedonia, where there Is widespread interruption of telegraphio communication, is causing great uneasi ness to the Turkish officials here and much unrest among the public. War between Turkey and Bulgaria is regarded as Inevitable unless some way speedily is found to arrest the reciprocal slaughter and destruction of Macedonia. The Turks are stirred to a high pitch of excitement by the stories told by Greek and Moslem refugees who have reached the shores of the Bosporus from the an nihilated villages in the districts where the insurgents are operating. These per sons allege that the Bulgarian forces in eastern Macedonia are killing men, wom en and children Indiscriminately and set ting fire to everything combustible. They say that armed bands descend upon the villages in broad daylight and carry out their dreadful work with remorseless rigor. Several foreign diplomats who visited the refugees in their camps have returned with a gloomier view than ever of the prospects of war between Turkey and Bul garia. They cannot see how a general outbreak of Moslem fury can much longer be averted. Austria and Russia are still supported by all the powers and they persist In their endeavor to localize the struggle pending the issue of new negotia tions with Turkey, which It is understood here, are about to be inaugurated. AUSTRIA FEARS W AR Officials Believe that Diplomacy Can No Longer Avert Hostilities. Vienna, Aug. 27.It is felt in high quarters that unless the events In Mace donia are highly exaggerated in the re port* sent out from there, diplomacy must r^ shortly discover a more effective way o meeting the situation or else it must give place to war. Happily, thus far, there is no breach In the unity of the powers. It is certain that, come what may In the Balkan peninsula, the European gov ernments will do their utmost to confine the conflict to that region. King Edward's visit to Emperor Francis Joseph and pro jected sojourn of the czar and Count Lamsdorf, Russian minister of foreign af fairs, In Vienna and Rome, are expected to Inspire confluence thruout Europe and promote the movement to preserve peace. Meeting Petitions the Powers. Sofia, Aug. 27.A mass meeting of Macedonians took place here yesterday. It was decided that a memorandum should be presented to the representatives of the great powers at Sofia, urging their gov ernments to take action. The secret visit of the Russian squad ron to Turkish waters was much com mented upon at the meeting. It was described as "a moment of sun shine, which quickly passed away." The speakers impassionately appealed for the immediate intervention of the powers in Macedonia, declaring that if the pouring out of blood in Macedonia continues an other fortnight, Europe would find nobody there to save. The Bulgarian ministers were urged not to stand by While their brethren were dy ing in Macedonia. RETURNING TO THE STATES Subcommittee of Senate Committee on Territories Beached Seattle To-day. Impressed With Alaska and the Jus tice of Its Claim for a Delegate. Spnoial to The Journal. came to Beirut while a test was being ! of which would rally, to its support and Victoria. B. C , Aug. 27.The revenue j made with a modern American reaper and | make the republican pluralities propor- cutter McCulloch dropped anchor in Vic-j binder. They gathered on horseback on tionately larger in the middle west states. toria harbor yesterday having on board the of the senate committee on territories. The party is all well and report a very | pleasant and profitable trip. The travel ers left some two months ago for an ex tensive tour of Alaska, going by way ot j Skaguay, Dawson and. down the Yukon to : St. Michael and Nome, thence by Seal Is lands and Dutch Harbor and along the - southern coast by way of Kadiak, Valdez and Sitka. Members of the committee are evidently ' persuaded that Alaska should have a dele ijgate in congress, but probably are not pre pared to make him elective. The con struction of a national highway from Valdez to Eagle by government aid seems to be regarded with favor. The committee is much impressed with the fact that Alaska needs improved fa cilities for inland transportation. It is be lieved, too, that the building of a wagon road thru the interior from the south : j coast will stimulate the development of jthe country to such an extent as to hasten materially the time when private capital iwill construct a railroad over practically ithe same route, Valdez to Eagle on the Yukon river. The committee also seems inclined to favor taking practical steps to perfetuate the salmon and other fisheries by having j ithe government establish government "hatcheries, to be supported by taxes levied on the canneries and other fisheries ac- ! i : cording to their output. This plan is also favored by the. experts of the United j 'States fish commission, who are now (^working in Alaskan waters. The committeemen left Seattle last evening, where they wiU ome Intentional Duplicate Exposure O.S. VICE CONSUL ASSASSINATED William C. Magelssen, Formerly of Minnesota, ,Is Killed at Beirut, Syria. Naval Department Promptly Tele graphs Admiral Cotton to Pre pare for Service. Fleet Will Be Sent to Turkey Unless American Demands Are Met Promptly. -$ Washington, Aug. 27.The state depart ment has received a cablegram from Minister Leishman at.Constantinople an nouncing that William C. Magelssen, United States vice consul at Beirut, Syria, was assassinated yesterday while riding in a carriage. The American minister immediately brought the crime to the attention of the government and demanded amends by Turkey. Acting Secretary Loomis to-day cabled Mr. Leishman instructing him to demand the Immediate arrest and punishment of the persons guilty of the murder. No demand for money indemnity for the man's family has yet been made, but probably will follow. Magelssen was ap pointed from Minnesota. Fleet May Go to Turkey'. Admiral Cotton, commanding the Euro pean squadron, has been cabled by the navy department to have his vessels in readiness -to move to Beirout, which is on the eastern shore of the Mediterra nean sea, In case the demands of the United States government upon the Tur kish government are not complied with. The Brooklyn and the San Francisco are at Vllle Franche and the Machlas is at Genoa. Magelssen was appointed vice consul at Beirout Sept. 20, 1890, by Con sul Gabriel Bieravudal, who is a Scandi navian. At the time of his appointment as vice consul he was consular clerk in Turkey. Magelssen was appointed on the recommendation of Senator Nelson of Minnesota, who says that he was the son of a prominent Lutheran minister. He was born at Blatzburg, Pillmore county, Minnesota. Murderer Is Not Known. Minister Leishman's cable was dated yesterday and said that the assassination occurred Sunday, the minister being in formed of the crime by Consul Rouvadal. The consul stated that the murderer was not seen and Is not known. The announcement of the assassination of the American vice consul, following so soon upon the assassination of a Russian consul in Turkey, created a strong im pression in official circles, and the sug gestion was made that such frequent as sassinations Indicate a very disturbed condition of affairs in the Turkish do mains. Mr. Leishman gave no particulars of the assassination and the state depart ment has ho Information as to the cause of the murder. The American govern ment will insist that the local authorities be punished if they were neglectful in their duty, and that full measure of pun- - me p t ~be "given the actual perpetrators of the outrage It Is Up to Turkey. Beirout is a city on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea and is a place of considerable commercial activity. The action of. the Turkish government will determine or not whether the European squadron is to be sent to Turkish waters.' Unless the Turkish government acts promptly upon the demands made by the United States government, it is expected the European squadron will at once move eastward. The state department forwarded Mr. Leishman's dispatch to the president at Oyster Bay, and Is now in communication with him on the subject. WAS A MINNESOTAN William C. Magelssen Was Born at Blatz berg, Fillmore County. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Post Build ing, Washington. Washington, D. C , Aug. 27.William C. Magelssen, vice and deputy consul of the United States at Beirout, Syria, re cently assassinated, was a native of Blatz berg, Fillmore county, Minn., where his father for many years was a Lutheran minister. The young man was educated at the Lutheran college, Necedah, Iowa, and then went aoroacl. He was in Syria in 1899, at which time he was appointed to the vice consulship at Beirout. The state department has no record of what toook him abroad or any of the circumstances leading to his appointment. His record was uniformly good, and he was a man of fine personal qualities. Gabriel Bieravudal, consul at Beirout, was appointed from South Dakota. He was born in Norway. W. W. Jermane. A Possible Cause for Deed. Several months ago in this correspond ence attention was called to the efforts of American consults in Syria, more par ticularly at Beirut, to introduce American agricultural machinery, and modernize other phases of agriculture. These ef forts, while successful on the surface, ex cited the bitter oppo'jition and finallly the hatred of the lower classes Last summer a large body of Bedouins j fact be the old populist party, the molders from Nome, ] a neighboring hill and their mutterings subcommittee were loud, and long. They complained that the new process cleaned up the fields so completely that there was nothing left for the poorer people, who for thousands of years had been accustomed to follow after the old time hand reapers, like Ruth after Boaz, their gleanings being sufficient to keep them in food for months. They abjected again because the new machinery threw so many natives out of employment. Similar objections were made to other modern devices which the American con sul undertook to itnroduce into Beirut, and the later consular reports, while speaking rather lightly of the opposition, made it clear that the peoplpe were hostile to air modern innovations. Whether the assassination had anything to do with these conditions is not yet known here, but It is shrewdly suspected that they are in some way connected with it ..- W. W. Jermane. Pi-ofessor Newcomb considers that we are probably nearer the boundary of the visible universe which lies in ihe direction of Sag Ittararlus and Scorpio, and he thinks that we may possibly be so much ne'arer this par ticular region that we may soon be able to detect motions among the fainter stars in this direction. ,. ? ^ Lilli Ler.rnann, the prima donna, confesses to being 62 years old, and has spent 34 years upon the stage, having made her debut at Prague when she was 18. It is stated that when Lord Roberts comes to America in August it will be in Ms of ficial capacity King Edward has expressed a wish that his trip shall be regarded as an official one in return for the recent visits DOES BRYAN , * PLAN A BOLT? Mr. Harrington's Speech, It Is Con tended, Goes Strongly to Indicate It. Charles Towne Is to Have the Nom ination of the Bump - - - Convention. Bryan Declared to Favor the Ex Minnesotan and the Alleged Program. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Post Build ing, Washington, Washington, Aug. 27.Advices from Grand Island, Neb., where the state pop ulist convention has just been held, are to the effect that Charles A. Towne, formerly of Minnesota, now of New York, is Bryan's personal choice for the presi dency next year. According to a speech before the con vention by M. F. Harrington, a leader of the Nebraska populists, and in the confidence of Bryan, if the Bryan follow ing finds itself outnumbered in the dem- WWwwww ocratic national convention it will bolt and nominate a third ticket. Towne is fav ored by Bryan as the head of this bolting contingent, according to the Harrington speech. Much interest is taken here in that speech. It seems to foreshadow that the Bryan followers will, before resorting to rash measures, go to the democratic con vention in an effort to control it. Towne, is is now believed, will be a delegate from New York and will ably second the efforts of the Bryanites. Indeed, it may be that he will be their leader on the convention floor, for nobody supposes that Bryan himself will be a delegate. There will be a contest very similar to that which occurred in the republican na tional convention in St. Louis in 1896, and it will probably have similar results, and Towne and the rest of the Bryan following will walk out after having made their protest either against the platform or against the candidate who is likely to receive the nomination. Then will come a convention and ap parently it is Bryan's hope that Towne will accept the presidential nomination at its handsat least that is the interpreta tion put on the Harrington speech by politicians in Washington. Under these conditions the third ticket, while possibly, masquerading under some form of the democratic name, would In TAMS DEMANDS^ f INVESTIGATION This Will Be Don$ the Investigator to Be a Man Outside the Department. Will Be Instructed to Make a Com plete and Impartial Inquiry Into Matters. Washington, Aug. 27.Acting Secretary Hitchcook of the Interior department to day announced his intention of having a thoro investigation made into irregulari ties in the Indian Territory by some one not connected with the department. This announcement was made in response to a request from the Dawes commission as follows . / ~ "Muskogee, I. T., Aug. 26 1903. Secre tary of Interior,'Washington: Widespread and continued newspaper criticism of a most serious character, involving the in- - - ' THE OHIO SANCHO PANZA tegrlty of our work and our fidelity to duty, impels us to request that an im mediate and searching investigation be instituted and that the president be in formed of this desire. A work unparal leled in the history of civilization, the result of years of unremitting toil is threatened by fanatical reports and ques tionable journalism. W e .urge that There be assigned to the work of investigation one whose reputation for honesty, abil ity and fearlessness is well established and whose findings will be universally ac cepted. W. W. Jermane. TAMS IS AT MUSKOGEE Admits Affiliation With. Land Com panies, but Says There Is Noth- ' ing Wrong in It. New .York Sun Special Service. Muskogee,. I. T., Aug. 27.Tarns Bixby, chairman of the Dawes commission, arrived here yesterday from his home in Minne sota, his return having been hastened by the charges preferred against him and other Indian territory officials. Mr. Bixby admitted that he owned stock in the Canadian Valley Trust company and in the Muskogee Title & Trust company, both of which handle Indian land letses. He de clared, however, that he sees no impropriety in this, as he does not attend to any of the business of the companies during office hours and, as ho puts it, "as socn as land is al lotted to Indians it passes from under the control of the Dawes commission forever." ARRESTED FOR ASSAuXT. Special to The Journal. Marshalltown. Iowa, Aug. 27.Orrin C. Beach, who is married and has four children, and is well known at Albion, has been arrested, charged with criminally assaulting Laura Larison. He Is in jail here on $500 bonds and his hearing is set for ept. 8. . In England, where- automatic coupling of cars is yet unknown, 150,000 railway employes are killed or injured in ten years in making couplings, as shown by reports of the board of trade. This offsets in way-*the mortality which is very much smaller PERISHED IN THE KLONDIKE * /\, \ Dawes Commissioners Ask Secretary Hitchcock to took Into Charges Against Them Edith White, "IT Dental College Graduate, Starves in Copper River Valley. Her Body Not Found Was Doubtless Devoured by Wild Beasts. Leaves From Her Diary Tell of Her Life Since Leaving Mankato. , Edith White, former wife of John A. White, general agent for the Deering di vision of the International Harvester company, died of starvation in the Klon dike country and her body has been de voured by wild beasts. Such is the information contained in a special dispatch from Seattle which gives the details of the findings of the unfor tunate woman's diary containing a history of her life from the time she left her former home in Mankato until she died of exposure and lack of food in the heart of the trackless Copper river country. "Tarns Bixby, "T. B. Needles, "Commissioners." The secretary replied to the telegram, saying that as soon as the proper man could be secured he would be'sent to the territory with Instruction to make a com plete and impartial inquiry into condi tions there.. The Secretary's Reply. Following is the text of Secretary Hitchcock's reply to the request of the Dawes commission: "Replying to your telegram requesting that an Immediate and searching investi gation be instituted with reference to the integrity of your work, and your fldelllty to duty in connection with your official position as members of the Dawes com mission, I beg to inform you that your re quest has been anticipated? and that ar rangements are in progress which will be consummated with the least possible de day. E. A. Hitchcock, "Secretary." The leopard is the. most cowardly of animals. This may account for his being almost univer sally used by female animal trainers. GENERAL LUKE E. WRIGHT Vice Governor of the Philippines, Who Succeed Taft as Gov.-Gen. " y* s^^ MAY HAVE BEEN MURDER People In Seattle Who Knew Mrs. White Think So. .*.,, Special to The Journal. i - .". ,-*, Seattle, Wash.. Aug. 27.It Is believed Continued from First Pagei ^ ftc* ^PMmM^ Mlm^%km RELIANCE IS AHEAD - I IN DRIFTING MATCH The American Defender Walks Right Awa^ From Shamrock, but Probably Can't ? Finish Within Time Limit. The Wind Is Very light and a Strong Ebb Tide Retards the Progress M.M.MMIWMtM'MWMmMW of the YachtsCaptain Barr Outgeneraled the Shamrock's *$& Skipper at the StartRace Is Between the Reliance and Time Shamrock Hopelessly Beaten. BULLETINS OF THE RACE. 11:05 a. m.Both yachts have crossed the starting line. Their official starting time was 11:02. 11:10 a. m.Reliance crossed the line first, Shamrock a minute later. The actual starting time, unofficial, was, Reliance, 11:03:05 Shamrock, 11:04:05. Both boats had such a close fight for position that neither boat crossed before the handicap gun was fired, so that the official time for the start is 11:02 ,11:25 a. nuReliance apparently leads by half a mile. 11:40 a. m.Reliance seems to have struck a puff of wind and is moving quite fast. Both yachts are on the port tack. 11:55 a. m.The yachts have sailed about three miles. Reliance leading about half mile. 12:09 p. m.Reliance looks to be nearly a mile ahead. 12:13The wind freshens and is now about seven miles an hour and hauling further to the south. 12:45 p. m.Four miles from the start Reliance is leading by a half mile. The sea is smooth, weather cloudy, wind five knots and increasing. .1:04 p. m.Reliance still has a com manding lead. She is four miles from the outer mark. 1:15 p. m.Reliance is leading by 8 minutes and is dead to windward. 1:42 p. m.Reliance turns the outer mark. 1:50 p. m.Unofficial time at outer mark, Reliance 1:42 Shamrock 1:48. 1:53 p. m.Reliance is leading by one mile. Reliance turned,the outer mark 12 min utes and 30 seconds ahead. The smoke and haze almost obscures the yachts but one can be seen. 2:36 p. m.One yacht barely can be seen fanning home under spinnaker. She has covered about three miles since the turn. 2:43 p. m68.Reliance is running to the lightship very slowly but it is estimated she will finish within the time limit unless wind decreases. 2:50 p. m.Both boats are in view, Re liance apparently leading something over a mile. Ten miles from the finish Reliance was leading by a mile. Wind is at five knots and Indications are that the finish will be wlth'n-the time limit 3:10 p- m.Reliance will hardly finish within the time limit. The wind is four miles an hour. To further-retard her is the fufltjootfrae of tile efeb tFde. " 3:20 p. m.The contest has developed into a race between Reliance and time. Reliance is still six miles from the light ship and has one hour and ten minutes within which to cover that distance. Shamrock is hopelessly beaten. On passing an Imaginary line, Reliance was leading by 15 minutes, with Sham rock nearly two miles astern. 8:40 p. m.Reliance four and a half miles frbm finish and fifty minutes left. Her race against time will be a close one. New York, Aug. 27.It 'was dark and lowering this morning when the crews of the^ two big yachts appeared on deck to prepare for the third contest. The sky was overcast and at 7 o'clock light show ers of rain were falling in many places within a radius of thirty miles of Sandy Hook. The southeast breeze, which blew finely all day, had blown itself out by dawn, and altho there were faint breaths of air from that direction, there were many calm spots out over the ocean. Yesterday's southeaster had left some thing of a ground swell, and the surf along shore was fairly heavy, but not so strong as that which prevailed a week ago. Notwithstanding these dull condi tions, the air was surprisingly clear, and from Sandy Hook vessels could be dis tinguished many miles out to sea. About 7:30 the wind began to breeze up from a little north of east, thereby carrying out the predictions of the weather bureau. Still, at this hour, the air did not have strength enough to encourage the start ing of a race, and three and a half hours before the time for the yachts to cross the line the chances for a postponement seemed better than for a race. - Mrs. White w as a graduate of the dental school of the state university and prac ticed dentistry in this city until she left here three years ago. It has been two years since her husband, Mr. White, or other members of her family have heard from her. Last Message Received. She w as practicing dentistry in Dawson City two years ago, when she sent a let te rto her relatives here saying that she was going into the interior and would probably not be heard from for some time. Nothing was heard from her until the dis patch to The Journal told of her Jiorrrible end. Altho no trace of the woman's body has been found, there seems to be not the slightest doubt that she wandered into the Copper river valley, where she died from exhaustion, her body being devoured by wild beasts, and only the leaves of her diary being left to tell her people what she suffered. ~ : How the Story Came. In a letter written to the Post-Intelli gencer, dated Central Alaska, July 29, 1903, William Shafer, a petty officer in the employ of the government signal corps, related the story of the find in one of the wildest portions of the Copper river country. Shafer secured the letters and the diary tending to show that the writer perished from cold and hunger under cir cumstances most pitiable. While trying to make her way unac companied to an interior camp in the I Copper river country, Mrs. White says she was lost in the mountains for days. She wandered thru the canyons of the lo cality in a vain endeavor to find some human habitation. Twice she had nar row escapes from wild beasts. Once she escaped death at the hands t a vicious mountain lion by wading Into a small lake up to her chin. For two hours she stood in the Icy water, while the ravenous beast crouched on the edge of the lake, snarling and licking his vicious chops. Finally the cat got tired of wait ing and slunk away in a canyon. More dead than alive, Mrs. White emerged from the water and lay down exhausted. But the desire to let her family in her old home know that she was penitent for a wrong Which she had committed and which, It is inferred, drove her from her once happy family, was strong, and with her remaining energy she scribtaled with an indelible pencil the letters and diary which recorded her wanderings and suf erings up to the time that hunger deprived her of strength to write. Shafer took possession of these letters and diary and also made a diligent search for the body. This he did not find, how ever, and returned to camp. Shafer for warded copies of the letters and the diary to the address given, that in this manner White might be informed of his wife's death. Crews Took It Easy. At 8 o'clock the winds had freshened somewhat and was blowing about four miles from the east. On the racers there had been no attempt to get ready, as has usually been the case on race day morn ings. Instead of putting their headsails In stops and stripping the covers off main sails before getting their breakfasts, the crews idled about the decks of their yachts looking with some degree of appre hension at thfe weather signs. Mr. Herreshof, the designer of Reliance, who is aboard his steam yacht Roamer, predicted that while the yachts might start, they would hardly be able to finish within the time allowance unless there was a great change in the weather. Shortly after 8 o'clock the crews on the two yachts, encouraged by the appearance ot a. lew scattered rays of sun, put up their staysails and jibs in stops and took the covers off their mainsails. The Irish boat raised the mainsail she used on Tues day in the triangular course race. It set badly* on its first run up, but as the light breeze filled it, it bellied out and looked like a splendid fit. At 8:15 Reliance raised the mainsail she has used thruout the series of races. She wore the new gaff that was measured yesterday. It is similar to the old gaff, but is considered a trifle stronger in case of a stiff breeze. At 8:30 Shamrock sent up her clubtop sail, but had quite a little trouble getting it to set properly. Captain Wringe of Shamrock in. and Mr Fife were rife last night. Wringe in Absolute Command. In an effort to learn the truth Sin Thomas was approached on the subject. "The two men," he said, "occupy entirely distinctive positions. If they have been criticising each other I do not know it.' - Mr. Fife advises about the sails, the trim, of the boat and other details of that char acter. Captain Wringe Is in absolute com-. mand and I, as owner, have not criticised j him." It was said further on the Erin that Siri Thomas is deluged with anonymous letters' and telegrams informing him that mem* bers of the crew are traitors to the inter ests of the boat. Only a day ago a tele*, gram signed by the captain of a coastwise I steamer was received by Sir Thomas say ing that the boatswain of Shamrock III* was the cause of that boat losing that race and that the signer knew him as af traitor. Sir Thomas said: "I throw such letters and telegrams, overboard. I am not changing my cre^w.'* Shamrock Starts Out. At 9 o'clock-to-day the prospects for si race were brighter. The wind had fresh ened to five knots at Sandy Hook and the sky was beginning to clear. The tug: Cruiser passed a line to the Shamrock and at 9:05 the challenger started out, main* sail and club topsail set. After his guests had boarded the Erin Sir Thomas Lipton left the hook for the starting line. The committee boat Navi gator and the ' stake boat John Scully passed out by the hook with the first of the excursion fleet In their wake. If "the wind holds from the present quarter, east by south, the course will Jay out to sea along the Long Beach shore. An hour before the time set for the start there seemed to be little prospect of finish ing a race in fact, the conditions were the most discouraging of all the series. The excursion., fleet began to appear at this time and the revenue cutters steamed in and out preparatory to clearing the course. '# Despite the discouraging conditions, when the committee arrived at the start ing line, it was decided to make an at tempt at a race, and the course signalled was southeast, for a windward and lee ward race, - The wind at this time was, scarcely more than three or four miles an hour. As the course signals were broken oift tiie . yachts ,.dropped their tows, set jibs and fore staysails and began, to. jockey about the starting line. Twenty minutes before the time set for the start the wind seemed to increase. w Weather Improves. The wind. had. hauled a trifle south and the clouds began to break near the hori zon, giving promise of clearer weather and a fair breeze. At 8:45 o'clock the breeze, from south of east, was freshening, and Shamrock was ready to go out, while Reliance!was preparing to take a tow. Shamrock's two sails had been carefully set and were better looking than on any day yet, par ticularly the club topsail, which set beau tifully. Mr. Iselin went aboard Reliance at 8:46 and a few minutes later a line was taken by the tug, "Guiding tSar," and the cup defender started out from the hook for the lightship. Sir Thomas aboard the Erin said: '*'' ' "We are going to do our best to-day, that is as much'as anybody can do." Stories that there was friction between. The Preparatory Gun. . In spite of the light air and the pros pects of the yachts being unable to finish within the time limit, the regatta com mittee fired the preparatory gun at 10:45. At that time both yachts were close to gether on the leeward side of the line, sailing about with jib topsails set in or der to maneuver more Quickly. In the preliminary work. Reliance seemed to move with more life than the Shamrock, altho neither boat maneuvered very fast. Six minutes before the time set for the* start, the wind had increased to about five miles an hour and the fight for posi tion became brisk. Shamrock Blanketed. The fight for position was very keen and was entirely in favor of the American boat. Four minutes before the starting gun was fired, Shamrock being at a fur ther distance to the south of the com mittee boat, headed back to the line. Re liance held away -for about a minute and then started after her. The great sail spread of Reliance enabled Captain Ban* to completely blanket Shamrock and from this position Captain Wringe was unable to extricate his boat. Captain Wringe, however, w as able to prevent Reliance getting down, into position, on the leeward, side of the line, and both boats, when the starting gun was fired, were on the wind ward side, heading over toward the light ship. Reliance then pulled by Shamrock and rounding the lightship headed for the line on the port tack. Shamrock w as more than a minute astern of the American boat and had & handicap of two minutes and five seconds. It was the worst start an English boat has made in a cup contest for many years. A t 11:15 both yachts were headed a little north of east, sailing slowly on the star board tack. Reliance was well in the lead. The wind at the time was blowing about five knots, and at 11:20 Shamrock was heading four or five points off the course sailed by Reliance. In fact the Reliance, twenty minutes after the start, i had an apparent lead of nearly half aj mile. ' ] The start of the third yacht race of the series was close but most exciting. The, skippers aboard both yachts toyed with' the handicap time to such an extent that' both went across the starting line after the two-minute handicap had expired, and the official time of the start was re corded as follows: Reliance 11:02 Shamrock 11:02 As a matter of fact, Captain Barr, the American skipper, won another victory and sent his boat across the line 53 sec onds ahead-of Shamrock III., according to unofficial watches. Captain Wringe Inaugurated the tac- tics which resulted in the failure of the - . boats- to cross within the time limit. Aa the starting time approached, the Eng lishman begen to play with the handicap time. He held off repeatedly and refused, to approach the line where Captain Barr? was trying to coax him. The latter finally' decided to take up the gauntlet and he, too, used dilatory tactics. Reliance won at' last, and after putting' the Britisher in an awkward position,, darted across the line a full minute (un- official) after the handicap gun, but wett1 ahead of her opponent. ' -- -il Reliance's Big Advantage. The conditions of the start gave Re*'J liance a very decided advantage for thd both yachts are officially timed as cross* ing at 11:02 Shamrock actually crossed one minute and seven seconds behind heij competitor. Thus Reliance in actual saili Ing only has to overcome In time allownj ance 50 seconds. ' Both yacht3 held to the eastward on thfc starboard tack until 11:28. Reliance con* tinued to pull away a bit and when botb^ tacked, to port she had a lead of fullyi three-eights of a mile. Shamrock h&m moved so slowly that she was scarcely aj mile from the lightship whea she oamoj s,.,- . ~4 : J '$ffij 3 1 1 i ' *?