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Number 2007. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1899 -TEN PAGES. Price One Cej-t. BOERS' CAPTIOUS POLICY Indications That They Will Not At tack White at Present. (oreex f the Burghers Hctwccn JDrabenhbHri; Mountains and I.udy KHillU Relieved to be "Waiting: fur the Arrival of Vrylieid anil Utrecht Commandos Operations Co iiiincil to Outpost SUirmishlii" "Willi Small Lovs of Life Reportsof KIkmIIhs at Mafckiiigr Not Confirmed Gen oral Sir Forester-Walker An. sennciu All in "Well in Klmlicrley. LOWDOX, Oct. IS. The War Office an MM9M that no news of Importance has bOB received. In x&tiai the cavalry at La i smith is otoe crying the enemy's raovc moMta. Steps have beea takes to protect Pfetarmaritzburg and Durban against redes. No reliable news has been received from Kimberley or Mafeking. It is be Hevea there "were some skirmishes last Sanaay six miles south of Kimberley and that the Boers were beaten off by an ar mored train. There "was some fighting at Mafektag last Friday or Saturday and the Sows "were repulsed. The Boers is great numbers are opposite Aliwaf North, la Cape Colony, and Be tbtrije. in the Orange Free State, opposite Nerval's Point Gen. Sir Frederick Forester-Walker, at present cemmanding Her Majesty's forces in South Africa, has telegraphed to the Marquis of Lansdewne, Secretary of State for War, saying that a message "was re ceived yesterday from Kinaberiey stating that alt was -well in that town. No attack bad been made upon the place up to that time. The bridges at Modder River and Fourteen Springs have been destroyed by the Boers. The police at Vryburg and Fourteen Springs are retiring on Kimber ley. A correspondent at Kuruman, 100 miles from Vryburg. which latter place Is 102 xafies south of Mafeking, telegraphs that .Mafeking was safe at midnight last Sat urday. During the day the British force there repulsed the Boers. The Intelligence a apartment is striving to communicate with Mafeking by means of runners. The Boers neve net yet crossed the Orange River. The Hob. J. W. E. Douglas Scott-Man-tfigu, 3d. P., who is welt acquainted with Mafelctag, rMiettles- the report that the Boers have cut off the water supply of that place. He says that, besides the supply from the Meteee Hirer, there are several election! weMs in the- town. OutJatine the news from British sources respecting the Boer movements in Natal, there seems to be every reason for thinking that the burgher forces between the Dra keaetmrg Mountains and Ladysmith do not intend at present to directly engage Gen eral White or to allow him to force a gen ocal action. They will rather continue to act cautiously and tentatively until the VryheM aad Utrecht commandos, which ore now advancing from the east, are able to oftecthrely co-operate. XOXDOX, Oct. M.4 a. ra. The general action that it was anticipated would take pteoe yesterday to the westward of Lsdy Hatth has not yet occurred. The opera tions save been confined to outpost skir nrtshteg, with apparently small loss of life. It seem that both armies are acting with great caution. It is stated that the Boers have captured several British officers who were traveling hr train from Ladysmith to Dundee. Many reports of fighting at Mafeking asi In that neighborhood come from Dun dee, aad those are wearisomely repeated from Cape Town in various guises, one at oat out alleging that 1,60 Boers have bees kitted. All these must be reed in the light of tae official statement that nothing of importance has occurred. Yesterday's lopert that the Boers had cut off Mate king's water supply also neede confirma tion. Vryburg, which, was reported to have been quietly abandoned, ie now stated to have been betrayed by the Dutch inhabi tants to the Boer forces. Theee are further Cape Town reports respecting native menaces to the Boers, hut Bothlng is accurately known. A doapatca to the "Daily News" from Oops Town, dated October IS. states that the defenders of Mafeking, after repulsing aa attack, pursued the enemy. The British then feinted a retreat, whereupon the oacaajr rallied and. pursued them. The Boom were thus led over mines charged wttfe tjnaitte, which were exploded, killing ljeW of the enemy. Aiaajanr Cape Town despatch to the "Mew" nays that an eccentric person in Pretoria, known as Baron de Guinsberg, -vrfao- -was suspected of being a British spy, wan etmrt-marttaled and shot. It is stated that he possessed plans of the forts at Pretoria. e Telegraph's" Ladysmith correspon tent cabling under date of Thursday, says that the Boers have captured a train con Teyiac several oncers and a few soldiers sad civilians to Olenooe. They also fired upaa a train near Btanustaagte and com pelled it to stop. The enemy has severed teftegsaptite communication between Lady flarttti aad Gleneoe. Tha "Daily Mall's" Cape Town corre naomicnt says that a refugee from the Raae, who has arrived at Grahamstown, Matal, reports that a train arrived at Johannesburg on October 11 from Klerks eecp, some fifty miles southeast of Mafek iag. with SM wounded Beers. The "Times' correspondent at Lady nmfta. aatJae his despatch October IS. asps that the situation on the eastern anraar Sa developing a more serious aspect. 3me "Boen mn reported to be in the Ua staaa. district, threatening commuaica tfaa between Ladysmith and Dundee. The capture of the train near Eland -ataacte confirms this view, and It was a emtte unexpected stroke It seems to in dfeate lnamcleacy in the British scouting arrant aments northwestward of General "White's base. 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J PGrftaff OitAcjrtbGjVTflAMBKtly av -" "I llvi ? ) vfer ,Re,n?t nr ' ' ' "' I TM VJpaarT5fePt' "N QGto coz'ijOB1&aB ' " ' VN-i,AsuLVS " " " s'S'' '1 i" EBOMJ'H.J.DNDCfrtXlM& 0 I ! 1 fc : 1 s l 1 L. la io 22 . 2- 2, 2ti 30 & - aju nap ! i.?.i- j ,. ffrirw7.p,.,gi:aaMaww..i'iBiMt'rTT "' laMisuiaWT Tiiraiiamiii 1 1 a si riaina iimiai.aiaii.i laaaa aaaaai 11 11 an n m 1 ai aim Bsaaaanii up, is only fifteen miles from Ladysmith. PIETERMARITZBURG, Oct. 19. The skirmishing at Acton Homes and Besters yesterday was brisk. The Natal mounted volunteers, who bore tho brunt of the work on the British side, were once in con siderable peril, and lost all their kits. One officer is missing. When the men returned to camp they declared that the shooting of the Boers was wretched. The British Maxim guns stopped the Boer rushes, and killed sixteen of the enemy. Some Basu tos are fighting with the Boers. THE AMENDMENT DOST. air. Climnbcrlnin'.s Sarcastic Heply to Mr. Stanhope. LONDON, Oct. 19. The House of Com mons was crowded today, as it was gen erally anticipated that Colonial Secretary Chamberlain would make the effort of hia career. Tfiero was a scene In the House when the debate on Mr. Stanhope's addition to the reply to the Queen's speech was re sumed. Mr. Chamberlain, fixing his mono cle on Mr. Stanhope, nccused that gentle man of using criticism that was neither honest nor honorable. Mr. Stanhope in terrupted and asked the Speaker if a term of that sort could be applied to a member of the House. The Speaker replied that the language used by tho honorable gentleman was beyond parliamentary bounds. Op position cheers. Secretary Chamberlain immediately withdrew the offensive words, but said he hoped for the honor of the House that few members on the other side sympa thized with Mr. Stanhope. He declared that it was Impossible to find parliament ary language that would adequately de scribe Mr. Stanhope's accusation that he (Mr. Chamberlain) and Sir Alfred Mllner bad fomented war. The Right Hon. John Morley, Liberal, formerly Chief Secretary for Ireland, de clared that Great Britain had been try ing to impose upon the Transvaal obliga tions which she would not dare to impose on any of her self-governed colonies. He added that the horrible and hideous ca tastrophe in South Africa was caused by trifling and inadequate causes. "The Right Hon. Arthur J. Balfour. First Lord of the Treasury, and Government leader in the House, defended the Gov ernment and moved tho closure of the de bate. His motion was carried by a vote of 856 to 15S. Mr. Stanhope's amendment was then re jected, 3K52 to 135, and the address in re ply to the Queen's speech was agreed to. Ambassador Choate was present dur ing Mr. Chamberlain's speech and paid marked attention to the remarks of the Colonial Secretary. A NOMINEE WITHDRAWS. A Candidate Charged "With Profiting l'rom Mt imlliii; Operation. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19. Josiah R. Adams, Repulican nominee for Superior Court judge, tonight sent a letter to State Chairman Billing withdrawing his name, saying that charges had been made against him and that If be continued on the ticket it might embarrass the party by decreas ing the vote. The charges were printed in a newspaper and were to tho effect that Adams had been eonnected with G. Percl val Stewart, of New York, In the American Investors' Company, and had profited from swindling operations. JjUl.SO'vSiiecinl Grand Eicurxlon. $3.S0 To Fort Monro, Norfolk, and Virginia Ueacli via Xorfottc sod Wnfthinstfiii steamer, Saturday, 0:30 p. in. Tickets to Port Monroe and Norfolk, good to return Sunday night, $3.50. Schedule, page 7. I.uinlter luttext iirlccx. BtugU Ufcic the rise. Cth and X. T. ave. TIIE PHILIPPINE PROBLEM. The Questions nt Issue Clearly Stat ed by Mr. Schuriiinn. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. President J. G. Schurman, of the Philippine Commission, was tho guest of honor tonight at a dinner given by the Aldlno Association, and In his speech had this to say on the Philip pine question: "The more one hears of the Philippine problem the less disposed he will be to think any solution proposed is free from objections. But some points of cardinal importance are beyond dispute. "Under the law of nations the United States has unimpeachable sovereignty over the Philippine Islands. This involves responsibility for their government. Now, the primary ends of government are, first, peace and order; secondly, security of life and property; thirdly. Justice and equal rights, and when those are assured, liberty and self-government. It is our high task to realize these ends in the Philippines. The people of the archipelago today can not achieve them unaided and our tute lage, at least for some time, is the one thing that can save the Filipinos from despotism and anarchy, and their islands from division among the European powers, thus destroying forever the hope of a free and self-governing Filipino nationality, which American protection and guardian ship inevitably would tend to develop. National obligations and the best Interests of the Filipinos therefore forbid our turn ing back after having once put our hand to the plow. "But one must not fail to make use of every means available for the attainment of the end in view. And when he bears in mind that the Filipinos, since the sign ing of the Treaty of Paris, have been with out political status or civil rights, it would seem both just and politic for Con gress (to whom the treaty delegates the function) to declare authoritatively what rights and privileges tho Filipinos are to enjoy under American sovereignty. "I do not ask for a roduction of our forces. On the contrary, I think Congress should vote the President unanimously, too all the money and men that in any contingency can be needed for the prompt suppression1 of Agulnaldo's Insurrection. But that is not enough. There are 0,000.000 or 7,000,000 Filipinos who are not in re bellion. Tho Tagalogs, who are fighting us, number, men, women, and children, not more than 1,500,000. "I plead alike on tho ground of justice and expediency for an authoritative an nouncement to these peaceful Filipinos the great majority of all the inhabitants of the archipelago of the political and civil rights, privileges, and immunities which the President and the Congress of the United States undoubtedly have ready to bestow on them. My advice is this: Increase your military forces, but nt the same time tell the pacific Filipinos what you are going to do with them, and while your grant undoubtedly will satisfy the non-belligerents, it also will weaken among tho belligerent Tagalogs the power now exercised by Aguinaldo. This is Lincoln's border State policy applied to the Philip pines, where you will note the dubious neutrals far outnumber the belligerents." "Wreclc of the Antilles State. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. Tho charred hulk of the burned stoamboat Nutmeg State has been removed to City Island and is being carefully searched for the remains of those who perished in the disaster. Parts of human bodies have been found in three separate parts of the boat. They were so much incinerated, however, that identifica tion is Impossible. The finding of the bones in different places makes it appear that more perished than has been sup posed. IteductloriM on Parlor and Dinlnc-room Furniture. W. 1$. Mosra & Sons, i" Street, cor. 11th. J?l.:t. per lOO feet Ilonrils. The best in town. Cth and Jf. Y. ave. nw. YOUNG DEFEATS THE REBELS. An Enprnsrenicnt "WItH the Filipinos nt Snn Iisldro. MANILA, Oct. 20.-8:50 a. m. An en gagement has taken place at San Isidro between the forces of General Young and tho Insurgents under Gen. Pio del Pilar. The rebels were defeated, as usual. Their loss is not known. The American casualties were only three men wounded. BITTER AGAINST OTIS. The Heturneflj Ohio Soldiers HI nine III 111 for tThcir Hardships. CLEVELAND', Ohio, Oct 19. A big gun in Lake View Park boomed out a welcome when tho 120 Cleveland soldiers of tbo Fourteenth Roginfent returned homo to day. Tho uoiso of tho gun was drowned by that made by the thousands of men, women, and chil dren who were at the union depot or on the depot grounds. It was a grand wel come home to the boys who had suffered many hardships. Bands and citizens went to the depot and Sated as guard of honor through the crowded streets to the Central Armory, where the. returning soldiers were officially welcomed and each crowned with a wreath of laurel leaves. After the reception came a banquet, dur ing which several of the soldiers made brief addresses. Tiey were unanimous in their statements Of harsh treatment re ceived from their superior oillcors and General Otis. They declared that the rea son they were mustered out nearly a month before they were sent home on a transport was a scheme on the part of General Otis and his staff to force them to re-enlist, the boys being compelled to pay exorbitant prices for rations and sleeping quarters. Among those who make the charges were Harry A. Tyler, Joe Blggerstaff, Ernest Mylichrist, Joe Farrell, Lester Dow, W. J. Scharf, F. J. Martin, George Cahili, and Patrick O'Keefe. The remarks of Cahili will serve as an example of all. Said he: "I think the only reason we were discharged more than a month before we" were sent home on the transports was to force tho boys to re enlist. Fully 20Q of te boys in the Four teenth did re-enllst, their funds getting so low that they did 'not have enough to return home on." THE CRUISER "NOT READY. The New Orleans Jlay Be Dclujeil L'ntU Saturday. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. It was found Im possible to stnrt the cruiser New Orleans from tho navy yard on her trip to Manila today, in accordance with the or ders received from Washington. At noon her bunkers were still 200 tons short of coal and her departure will consequently have to be delayed until tomorrow or Sat urday. The battleship Indiana arrived to day at the yard from the Tompkinsvillc anchorage, and after the usual salutes was placed In drydock No. 3 for a thorough overhauling, which will occupy, it is sup posed, over two weeks. Return Matches to lie lIn cil. LONDON, Oct. 19. It is stated that the return match "betw'een athletic teams from Oxford and Cambridge and Yale and Har vard universities will take place in New York in the spring. $1.2;; To Bnltimos-e and e- i?t.a5 turn via Pennsylvania Itiiilronil. 'tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. Rood to return until Monday, Ottolwr 23. All trains excopt the CongTewiional Limited. Lumber prices lcept doii 11. Try it and k. Call on I Ubbcj i Co. A PACIFIC CABLE NEED. The Project Vrsert at the Interna tional Commercial Congrress. PHILADELPHIA, Oct 19. Mr. Everett Fraser. Consul General of Korea, presided at the session of the International Com mercial Congress. He Introduced Mr. Komura, the Minister from Japan to tho United States, who said the policy of his country now was and would continue to be one of peaceful expansion. Mr. Kahe Otani. delegate from the Japan ese Traders' Society of Tokio and Yoko hama, said that the coast regulations in force in the United States were too ex clusive, and that if they were applied to the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines, which, up to this time, have enjoyed the freedom of transportation of goods and passengers of foreign vessels, the com merce of the Pacific would suffer a serious loss. The laying of the Pacific cable, he declared to be an absolute necessity if tho trade of this country with Japan, China, and Australia was to be increased. He said he would urge his Goven . guarantee such aid as was necessa ' 1 1. Alfred S. Hartwell, delegate from nt ,. waiian Islands, spoke of the imporf a t a connection by cable between the rin a of the Pacific and the United Sts s J. A. Ostheimer, Imperial Japanc Oc1 eral and Government delegate, ref 4 t the new treaties between Japan i a 1 merous civilized countries, which w 1 ny effect last July. These, he sai !, ' ,d placed Japan on a new footing an ;td open the whole country to the ei e v e of foreign capital. Mr. S. Uchida, Japanese Consul c, ra and Government delegate, spoke r same effect. It was announced this afterno President McKinley would givo a . tlon to the foreign delegates to the r gress Saturday afternoon in the "ft j. . House. They will be taken to WasHr -t ja on a special train. F. H. Smith, of New Jersey, t .. offered a resolution, which was t to a committee, requesting Con,. amend the Chinese exclusion law ' Chinese would have tho samo p offered to other nationalities. THE EEVER SITUATION. Seven New Cases and No Deaths at Key AVest. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 19. Key West reports seven new cases of yellow fever today and no deaths. The Miami sit uation is the same, the place being strictly quarantined. JERSEY OFEICTALS INDICTED. Committeemen of a Township Chargr eil "With Iiscondiiet. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. John P. Smith and Daniel D. Van Houten, township com mitteemen of Franklin township, New Jer sey, have been indicted on charges of mis conduct in office. The same officials are included with the following persons in nn indictment for con sniracv in connection with a contract for ! ?75,000 worth of macadamizing, for which bonds were I.ssued by the township: Daniel D. Depew, town clerk; C. V. W. Fonda, civil engineer; Edward Ryan, President Silk City Construction Company; John Ore, superintendent of the company; John Van Noort, foreman. All pleaded not guilty and were released in 51,000 ball each. The Plajcue at Santos. Seven cases of bubonic plague and two deaths at Santos, Brazil, were reported yes terday to Surgeon General Wyman, of the Marine Hospital Service. St.US to Itnltliuui-c mid Return via It. A; O. Satiii'day anil Sunday, October 21 and 22, good for return until follow ing ilmidav. Tickets good on all train?, except Royal Limited. $1.. for clear Doors. Uouglit bif&re adJiices. 0th and N. Y. ae. Ills Condition Ilcportcd ns Somcirhnt 3Iorc llojicrnl. BALTIMORE, Oct. 19. The condition of Ottmar Jiergenthaler, the inventor, seemed somewhat more hopeful, as announced by his physicians late tonight. While he la regarded as still a very sick man, a no ticeable rallying during the day has been marked with much gratification. lie Is surrounded by his family and friends. THE JURY IN A DEADLOCK. Failure to Acrcc In the luzrhnni- Xcwltt Cane. PHILADELPHIA, Oct 19. The jury in the case of the United States against Bl lery P. Ingham and Harvey K. N'ewitt. charged with aiding counterfeiters and bribery of a Government official, this morning came before Judge McPherso and said that it could not agree upon a verdict. The Judge admonished the jurors that it was their duty to give the evi dence further and more careful considera tion, and sent them back to their room with the order that they return at 2 o'clock. At that hour they were again brought be fore the judge, and the foreman announced that they had failed to agree. He said that the attitude of some of tho members was the same as an hour after they went out yesterday. The judge said: "I can only regret that such sharp diver gence of views of .members of the Jury was taken so early in the discussion. It ould seem that they were taken before there was a thorough and adequate discus sion of the case." The jurors were sent back to further con sider the case, with instructions to report tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. In case an agreement cannot be reached District Attorney Brick said he would try the case again next month. A CREW'S NARROW ESCAPE. Details of the Sinking: of the Hazel Klrkc. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. Arrangements were made today to raise the Hazel Kirke, which lies in thirty feet of water at a Jersey City dock. The Hazel Kirke is a steamboat owned by the Emmons Trans portation Company, and used to carry im migrants from Ellis Island to the various railroad stations. She went to the West Shore station last night, and after landing the immigrants she carried she started back to Ellis Island. When she had gone about half the dis tance she came in collision with the tug S. W. Devoe. A big hole was stove in her side, and seeing that she was sinking, the captain declined offers of help from the Devoo anil Glen Island and ran for the Jersey shore at full speed. He succeeded In reaching the Pennsylvania Railroad dock, at the foot of Bay Street, Jersey City. The crew barely had time to scramble out on the pier when the boat went down in thlrtv fpttt nt wntor Thn rant'iln on.1 c.rv.w 51 r. onr wonr t th,T- ,r.m, i xr. York. The damage done to the Hazel ivirne win not oe Known until sne is raised. STEAMER AND YACHTS AFIRE. ninzo In South Ilroolilyn Started uy n "Watchman. NEW YORK, Oct. 19. What threatened to be a disastrous shipping blaze started early this morning in Tebo's Basin, South Brooklyn, by the upsetting of a lamp by John Burns, watchman on the steamer Florence. The flames spread quickly to tho sloop yacht Yseult, owned by Carlton W, Mason, of 71 Beekman Street, and the steam yacht Jerijo, both of which were ly ing alongside. The yachts were towed away and neither was damaged more than ?5u0 worth. The fireboat Robert A. Van Wyck and six Brooklyn engines speedily began tho work of saving the burning property afloat Tugboats from all parts of the har bor aided with their pumps and by tow ing away many yachts which were threat ened. The Florence, which is a side wheeler, owned by Thomas T. Read, of 6 Exchange Place, had her upper works de stroyed. Loss, $5,500. COMING TO WASHINGTON. The Visit of Archbishop Clinpclle to the President. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 19. Archbishop Chapelle, Apostolic Delegate to the Phil ippines, left tonight for Washington to see President McKinley relative to his ap proaching visit to the islands. The Arch bishop believes that he will be able, be cause of his high ecclesiastical position, to !nie V pence and to hasten the end of ; u t'"i a . far. He desires to confer with I tr P- a? t on the questions involved j lefore leav ig this country. He will re j 'ur-A -to Xt v Orleans from Washington, 1 arr.ing hia affairs here, and leave for Ma nila about the end of October. JOKlf' TYLER'S GRAVE. Il P'ain : failstoue to Marie Ills T,aut Restini; Place, RICHMOND. Vn., Oct. 19. The grave of former t 3ldent John Tyler, in Holly- uf ad" - i bo, which has been, up to this n ljsrrked, except by a beautiful .11 a t;ee at its head, is to have a aea'.stona. The cemetery eompany Iwaj 3 cared for the grave, and from .U.fr .iUVC 1 v e to t.me moves his body to arouse ,.,illic in u rest in establishing a proper monument, to one of the nation's most 'd Presidents, but nothing practicable t'.ae At the last session of Congress .lutu a was introduced to appropriate ,' f the grave, but it went no . r 'he cemetery company have now .i ? matter in hand, the stone is native granite and appropriately inscribed. It will be placed in position next week. MERCHANTMAN AND "W"ARSHIP. The A'essels Iluilt ntf.Newport Xews Ready for Service. NEWPORT NEWS, Oet. 19. Tho Morgan Line steamship El Rio left the shipyard this afternoon at 2 o'clock for New York, to go into the service of the company between New York and New Orleans. This will be her maiden voage north of the capes. Capt. Robert D. Quick, who has taken out all of the .Morgan Line vessels, is in command of the EI Rio, which should reach New York before noon tomorrow. It Is understood that the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company will tomorrow inform the Navy Department of the date selected for the first trip to sea of the battleship Kentucky, sister of the Kearsarge. It is expected that the tria will take place some time next week. Tb official trial will beabout three weel later. I.ouhet Ilntertnius Muruvleff. PARIS, Oct. 19. President Loubet ' night gave a dinner in honor of C iat Muravieff, the Russian Foreign Mi c ir The Russian Ambassador to Franca .. 1 the French Ambassador to Russia .r present. Reductions on Parlor and Dinin-room Furniture ' Mqs8 & Sons, P Street, tor. 11th. Norfolk fc AVushiiiKton Stenut- mt - Delightful autumn trips daily to ' J I w Comfort, Newport News. .Norfolk. Vlic BrtCls, and Oeean View. For selniute. ec . Lowest estimates siven. Lumber, mid work, uth and X " DISAPPOINTING BREEZE The Big Yachts' Effort to Sail a JRace Prove Fruitless. The TUval Start With, the Colnmbla Sllfchtly AhenI Thii Lend AVIrten oil to ITCv Xlnuten ana I'lfty-One .Seaotulx at tho Stnkaltont Poor Spool ilnde In the Dylnpr Wind, NEW YORK, Oct 19. Again the autumn sepbyrs frustrate the tflsrta of the Sfcans rock aad Columbia today to sail a race off the Hook, fifteen miles to tba leeward w& fifteen miles on the wind, starting from the red lightship. The tine limit for the 10a test, five aad eae-aaU home, expired when the CeiumMa was aver two miles from the finish, and. about the same, distance ahead of the emerald challenger. The run down the wind was all la favor at the white yacht. She was admirably handled. Sao rounded the leeward mark nearly six min utes ahead of the Shamrock. The weather work, because of a shift in the wtau. to the westward, became a Jong reaek alter the second tack. Unlike the other previous trials watch: have started off with a run to leeward, the yachts maneuvred to the windward ef the starting line for a full fifteen minutes. But when the boats finally eroesed they, were not near enough together to raako it exciting. The Columbia, was la the lead, crossing one minute aad thirty-three seconds after the startiHg gun was fired, or at 11:01:33. The Shamrock was timed at 11:02:00, but she did not erees for five or six seconds after the handicap gun sounded. At 11:30:00, after they had been salHag off their eourae for half an hour, there was just about as much water seaaratfag the boats as there was soon after they had crossed the line, and gathered their full headway. The Shamrock held the Columbia in a vise. The Yankee could not shape a true course for the eater mark, because the moment she did so the Shamrock would follow suit, and as lozn as the white boat broke out her spinnaker the green sloop would follow suit ia a twinkling and thereby smother the leader with her cloud of canvas. At 11-40 the Shamrock's boom began to slip farther out to port. Captain Hogarth headed her off and shaped the course which would bring him nearer the ester mark. Captain Barr Immediately pat ther Columbia off a corresponding degree ami paid out his main sheet to match ta Shamrock. Finally the challenger appar ently became convinced that she waa too far away to blanket the Columbia, so she headed off still more and ripped oat her spinnaker. The Yankee sailors broke the I Columbia's spinnaker out and had it draw lng ful1 Ie88 tnan tea SWOD behind other boat. At 12:15 the wind was down to four miles an hour, and in the next few miatttea fell to almost nothing. ear At 12:45 the Shamrock took In her spin naker, add at the same instant the Colum bia's big sail disappeared like a elead of steam. From this point the Coremota, be gan to gain. The wind wa& extremely light, but she seemed to make mors (Mt of It than her rival. From that time nearry up to the turning of the mark she drew slowly away from the green boat. Shortly before 1:30 the wind hauled a little to the west and began to freshen. As Soon as the rival sloops felt its influence from the new quarter they gybed simultaneously. The wind kept freshening, and aa tho rival sloops got within a mile of the mark it showed a strength of five or six milea an hour, and was coming from the north west by west. As the white boat got within half a mile of the stake she pre pared her sails for a beat home. Tho Shamrock waa not long in following tho leader's example. A mile from the mark the Columbia had a lead of a third of a mile, but here the Shamrock felt a better breeze and picked up a lot of ground before. her white rival finally reached the mark. The white boat crept along, and at 2:2 1 began to round the mark leaving it en the starboard hand and passing within thirty feet of it. She barely had headway enough to come up Into the wind. She made rather a wide sweep and finally, two minutes after her time was taken, camo about on the port tack. It seemed an ago before the Shamrock was able to round the little raft. The time of rounding waa: Columbia. 2:21:45; Shamrock, 3:31:03. The Columbia had thus rounded the mark six minutes and eighteen seeeads ahead of the Shamrock, but as she had a start of twenty-seven seconds when they crossed the line she actually oaly turned five minutes and fifty-one seconds ahead of the Shamrock. After rounding the mark the Shamrock stood off on the starboard tack, with her boom still to port, as it was before she rounded. She waa traveling in an opaaaite direction from that of the Colombia. At 2:39 the challenger came about on the port tack and headed in the same direction aa the Columbia. The Yankee had made a wise move in holding her course, aa the Shamrock had lost ground, and was stand ing off on the starboard tack. When the boats got on the same taek, which was when the Shamrock came about at 2:39, it was soon seen that the extra ballast put into the challenger on Wed nesday was a boomerang to her. Aa the sea dogs put it, the 3.000 pounds of pig lead simply anchored her. The shift in the wind and the fast footing: of the Co lumbia soon put her in a direct line be tween the challenger and the Sandy 'Hook lightship, and as they straightened out. the distance between the two boats repre sented the Columbia's lead over the Sham rock. At that time it was a halt' mile, whereas when they had turned the mark it was not more than 150 yards. From a half mile the Columbia made It three quarters, then seven-eighths, and finally a good full mile was chalked to her cred( At 2:30 both boats began to change their headsalls, and for half an hour the crews were kept on the jump. Taa fhamrock was a mile and a quarter in tjM rear, and her only hope was that time " -Id defeat the Columbia. The Columbia k A shifting her sails until the time limit j ireacfaed. When the time limit expired. r 1:30, the Columbia was over two milev.rom tho lightship, and the Shamrock about two miles farther back. After the race had been declared oft Sir Thorns- said he was sorry there had been 'ure, but was rather pleased that juld be able to have an- len It seemed as Ihoagb. .. uld finish Sir Thomas was !, v me back again and try for ,n ' will have another try, hut el . II he next year or the year .-,s end on what Mr. Fife thinks. - sick maa just now, aad hie . I think, rather serious to us. - f i raed a let thi year, aad shall , oet- 1- shape to lift that cop another c: fre race hod been declared off. Sir j- j,' anisita revived, aad he said, taac - ,vn 5FH in the hunt and had a chance. weather conditions are favorable t -- hts will race again tomorrow, tha , being fifteen miles to windward or "li ad return. . Llhhcy C Co. Cth rf a.e last to go up ia prices.