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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. If the capture of the train
Is oonatmod the enemy will, doubtless, also
oat ie railway, severing the Gleneoe camp
loom ce action with General White, and
noatmbtr o polling him to detach part
of Ma command to relieve it.
awudinuagte, where the train was held
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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.
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