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Yacht Columbia Again Outstrips the Defender CHAMPIONSHIP AT GOLF WON BY HARRIMAN Dougias Loses to the American. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK ABOUNDS IN PRETTY WORK WITH THE IRONS. The New "King of the Links" For merly a Football Player of Re nown on the Princeton College Team. Special Dispatch to The Call. ONWEXTSIA CLUB GOLF COURSE, LAKE FOREST. hi July S. -Herbert M. Harriman of the Meadowbrook Golf Club of Hempstead. 12 1., ' -day won the ama teur po'.f championship of America from Fir.dlay D. Douglas, who won the ehnm pior.ship last year. The score was three up. two to play. The game was by long odds the most exciting that has been played in the week's tournament, and when the old Princeton football player finally holed down on the thirty-fourth, bringing the coveted championship to himself, the crowd broke into enthusiastic cheering and Harriman was nearly lifted off his feet by. the crush to congratulate him. For the first time amateur golf cham pionship tournaments have been held in America an American-born golfer holds the honors, and this fact was most com mented on by golfers to-night, who believe it will go far toward popularizing th game in the United States. Harriman's work with the irons during the morning game was pronounced the prettiest teen during the tournament, although the jnedal score (*1 > was one more than that made by Douglas earlier in the week. But hi? playing was a marvel of steadiness and although Douglas almost invariably I outdrove him the difference was not enough to materially affect the result, and the Meadowbrook man's appro; and work on the greens forced Douglas to play the odd in nearly every instance. Old golfers —men who learned the game* on the links in Scotland— pronounced Harriman's p!ay Euperior to nny ever shown in a tourna ment in the United States and fully equal to amateur playing in Scotland. Douglas on the contrary, especially during the morning, was sadly out of form in his putting, and although during th*- after noon he made a remarkably game uphill fight, the handicap of tight down, the result of the morn play, was too great for him to overcome. Conditions were far from favorable for first-class 1 golf during the morning, the high wind which swept over the links rendering good driving extremely difficult -on the first, second, third, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth holes. But this apparently did not affect _ tne ; playing of either man. and their drives were nearly all long and splendidly placed. Douglas 1 poor short iron work was fatal. Time and again during the morning he lost holes or missed oppor tunities to halve by missing puts of from one to two yards. During the afternoon the young Scotchman, with the score nine-' in favor of Harriman, played desperately. Playing bogey or better and taking advantage of any misplay by his opponent Douelas slowly but surely re duced the lead. But at last an error of judgment settled the question. On the -fourth, the "baby" hole, where Dougias had fallen in the morning, h,e used his brassie and drove far beyond into the trees. Harri man smiled grimly as he saw the little guttapercha ball alight in the grove, and. taking his mid-iron, he lofted his ball to a beautiful lie squarely on the green. "With ..... disappeared Douglas' last chance, for. a moment later. Harriman holed his ball and the championship was lost and won. Mr. Douglas found some consolation in his defeat fur the championship by win ning the three-handed tie for the bronze medal in the qualifying round on Monday. Douglas' score was forty-two for the nine holes played. W. J. Travis making it in forty-four. D. R. Fcrgan gave up at the eighth hole. The annual golf tournament ball was held in the Onwt-ntsia Clubhouse to-day, marking the formal closing of the tourna ment of I>&9. At 2:2." p. m. Harriman teed off for the after- . noon play. His drive ■'..:■ a*. -i die, a full 200 yards. Douglas was about ten yards fanner. Harriman's rrashie shot put him well en the green. Douglas' approach going over. Playing the odd, he was short by five yards. Harr. - made a nice put to within a foot of the hole. Douglas missed a long tut by inches and Harriman holed in four. Harrlman, 9 up. Both made splendid drives for the twentieth. Harrin-.ans aprrL.a<~h put was uphill and poorly played. Douglas overputted^ but got a good lie. Harriman was a trifle short on his third. Again the champion overputted. but played two holes, ar.rt it wa? halved in four. Harriman got a fine |ie on his drive for the twenty-tirFt. Douglas was unfortunate, getting into a wagon rut. His maahie shot was sliced, but. playing two. he lofted nicely on to th» gr^en. On the lik & Hani man's -shot was ov?r. Douglas raa.ie a pretty approach pitch within two yards of th« hole. Harriman was short In his put,, but Douglas, playing the '-'■ 1. " mt?sed his put. Harriman also bungled and the hole was halved. Harr:: drive for the twenty-second hole was putted, but his inirJiron shr>t laid him on the edge of th» gre^n. Douglas approached well on the gr<-en, and, playing the like, rim med the cup on a. fifteen-yard put. Harriman missed a three-yard put and Douglas holed in four. Hnrrirran, fa up. Douglas drove w^il or. a line for the twenty third. Harriman again patted his drive, but hfc iron shot was I. a!, putting him almost out of bounds and in a poor lie. Douglas' approach laid bin d-»ad r.n the green. Playing the odd, Harrin was away short, and, playing an other, he rimmed the cup. With two for the hole, Douglas made it ir. four. Harriman. 7 up. Douglas outdrove Harriman five yards for the twentv-foufth. Harriaian's brassie shot was well placed en the green, but Douglas" shot was perfect, landing him within two yards of the hole. Piaying the odd, [arriman was ehort, and. playing two m«ir«, he missed a three-yard put with two for the hole. Douglas putted to the rim of the cup and hrnled in four. Harriman. 6 up. '•-. . ■■ Douglas' drive for the skookle was to a good I!*>. Harriman was silently pulled and he barely cleaned the mashie. His hazard shot put him In the road hazard. Douglas drove into casual water, but Harriman on his third pitched into the skookle and the hole went to Douglas. 5 to 6. ■Harriman, ', up. Douglns drove into the hazard for the boom erang hole, but was well out In two. Harri man's approach was to a good lie on the green. Playing the odd. Douglas putted within three yards of the cup. Harriman was over in his put and playing tirel. again missed. Douglas missed a two-yard put and the hole was halved Driving for the twenty-seventh hole, both rot good lies. Harriman eclaffed his mashie approach, but on his third he pitched well, on the grern. Douglas' mashie shot was a good lie and his fourth was within « yard of the hole Piaying the odd. Harriman overputted and Douglas won it. 4 to 5. Harriman, -4 UP. Douglas made n ppl«r. lid drive for the twen tv-elKhth. Harrlman's was to a cuppy lie. V«ing his brassie he drove well ont, but lost th* distance. and playing the odd his iron shot was idly putted. Douglass made a splendid approach shot, landing within five yards of the hole Harrlman's fourth laid Douglas a styme. The latter played safe to one side, but Harri man. by a beautiful four-yard put, halved the hole' in" five. ~ : y- For the twenty-ninth Douglas a* usual out drove Harriman. Their maahie approaches laid them i.-a.l on th« green, but Harriman was over on Mr third, and playing the odd, missed a two-yard put. and E»ouglass went down in four, Harriman 3 up. Approaching the thirtieth hole, both were, on the green in three. Douglas rimmed the hole en his fourth, on an approach pitch of twenty yards and the hole was halved In five. Douglas"" drive for the thirty-first was shorter than Harriman' s, but was to a good lie. His low brassy shot went Into the bunker, but bounded out to a good lie on the green. Harrl man's went low and was slightly sliced. Play ing the odd, he over pitched and Douglass laid him ■ Ptvme. Harriman attempted to play safe, but wont too far. Douglas missed a two yard put and the hole was halved In five. Driving for the thirty-second. Douglas was 30 yards to the good, his shot going about 223 yards HaTiman's brassie shot cleared the bunker, but was slightly pulled. Douglas, using »>i« Iron, overpltched to a poor He, and, playing ' another, again overran rh» cup. Hai short in hip approach Playing tii las overran a yard. Harriman i utted wlthJn a yard of the cup. Douglas downed fn i i h.- 1p was halved. Harriman sliced badly on his drive for the thirty-third, and his brassie shot was short. Douglas' second struck the end of the bunker and bounded into the long grass. His third overran, though landing well, and, playing one more, he was short. Harriman. playing the like, putted within a yard of the cup. Douglas holed in .'. and Harriman, with an easy chance to be come dormie, miFsed an easy put. Harriman two up. Douglas drove far into the tr<=e<= for the thirty-fourth, with a euppy lie. Karriman used his mashie and landed fairly on the green. Playing the odd. ...... overran the hole by eight yards. Harriman overran the cup on a fUteen-yard r.ut. Douglas' put was to the right, and. playing another, he rimmed the cup. Harrimsn then fully cleared the gras,s between his ball and the cup. and then holed it, and the amateur championship was his. SUPERBAS ONCE MORE STRIDING FORWARD Pitcher Hughes Almost Succeeds in Shutting Out the Quaker City Team. Nat: : ■ LEAGUE STANDING. ClubE— W. L. Pel Clubs— W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 48 22 .654 jPiU^burg ...So 33 .515 Boston" 42 26 .618 Cincinnati ..33 31 .433 Chicago 40 26 .606|New i'0rk...30 0~. Ai> Philadelphia 40 2T .597 Louisville ...27 43 .386 Baltimore ...3£ 2S .576 Washlrvton 23 4? .324 St. Louis 39 29 .574 Cleveland ...12 54 .IS2 NEV,' YORK, July S.— The Phillies got two hits in both the sixth and ninth innings with Brooklyn to-dny. thereby escaping a shut out. In the other seven Hughes dished up an ' assortment of curves that the visiting sluggers could not touch. The Brooklyns won the gam» in the fourth by bunching three hits. iv:th as many bases on balls. Attendance. Score: Clubs- R. H. E. '. Philadelphia - * * Brooklyn b S 1 .■■•'•■ and McFarland; Hughes and Smith. Umpires— Lynch and Connolly. PITTSBURG. July $.— Pittsburg split even in the series with Chicago by shutting out the Orphans to-day. Leever was in fine form and allowed no hits until the seventh inning. Phyle was touch*-! uj. effectively after the third Inning. Atten.Jar.ee, 35*. Score: Clubs- P.. H. E. Pitu-burg 6 W 3 Chicago '' *." Batteries— Leever ar.d Schriver; Phyle and Donahue. Umplres^Swartwood and Hunt. LOUISVILLE, July S.— The Colonels made it four straight to-day. Both teams played good ' ball and It was anybody's game until the last man was retired Attendance, 3000. Score: Clubs- R. H. E. Louisville '- 11 3 Cincinnati ■• 1- .. Batteries — Cunningham and Powers: Hahn and Wood. Umpires— (Jaffney and Latham. ■ - ■■ BALTIMORE. July «.— But one game was played here to-day with Washington; and Bal timore won that after a somewhat featureless contest. A double-header v.as expected, but rain delayed the beginning for half. in hour and at the end of the third inning of the. sec end grp.me McDonald brought matters to a close on account of darrVess. caused by another storm. At that time the score was tied, each [»am having secured one run. Attendance, lbs— R. H. E Baltimore 4 12 l Washington •• 1 " 1 Batteries— Hill and Robinson; Weyhlng and Slagle. Umpires— McDonald and Manassau. ?T. LOUIS, July S.— The Perfectos had their batting clothes on to-day and captured two games from the Exiles. Sf. Louis came near losing the first through loose, fielding, but a baiting rally In the tenth won out for them. Attendance, 5100. Score, first game: Clubs- R. H. E. St. Louis 5 17 6 Cleveland 4 : 1 Batteries— Toung, O'Connor and Criter; Knep per and Schreckongost. Umpires— o' Day and IT. .- ■ R H. E ... -; 14 3 7 4 Batteries— Fudhnff and Crieer: Hughey and Sugden. Umpires— O' Day and McGarr. BOSTON. July s. — Rain prevented to-day's game between New Torfc and Boston. FIRST TO THE WIRE. Winners of Running: Races on the Eastern Tracks. . ■ - and a half furlong? ■ M M won, f'arda ■ bird. Tim«-. . Two miles— Teut -n w I, Ban -11 third. Tin • . . itherer rt third. Time, NEW YORK, July i.— Results at Brighton Beach: Five furlongs, selline— Bold Knight won, Mynheer second. Vendig third. Time. 1:02 1-5. One and a sixteenth miles Hannockhurn won. Merry Prince second, Azucena third. Time. 1:47. ■Undergraduate, five and a half furlongs- Flaunt won. Short-ham second. Mischievous third. Time, 1:08 3-5. Pix furlong?. Belling— Skyscraper won, Rinal- Time, 1:14 8-5. Thp Billow =ta'S'-?. one mile -Beula [la second Lackla id third. Time, 1:41 i-f>. The Chantilly hurdle handicap, imip half FiTEct won. Premier ■ third. Time, 2:47. ST LOUIS. July B.— Track Blow. Results: One mile selling— Mitchell won. Moralist sec ond Wilson (barred) third. Fortmsh fourth. Selling seven and a half furlongs— Dr. Graves won Sir Joseph Lister second, Easter Card third. Time. 1:39. Selling- one and a Quarter miles— Chimura won. School Girl second. Hushflelds third. Time. 2 '15 Handicap two-year-olds, five and a half fur longs'—Thrive won. Alice Turner second. El Caney third. Time. 1:10. Handicap, one and a sixteenth miles—Raf faelo won. ■..-. , Planter second. Crocket third. Handicap six furlongs— wen, Richard J second. Lord Fairfax third. Time, 1:15%. BtTFFALO July B.— At Fort Erie to-day the w*-Hther was' threatening an.l the track heavy. 'six furlongs Simon won. Windward second, Domineer third. Time, I:22W< Five furlor.gs— Sidney Lucas won. Advance Guard second. Basle third. Time, 1:06%: Five furlongs— Triune won, Carlotta C second, Tvran third. Time. 1:04. "Mile and an eighth, handicap— Down Town won, Topmast second. The Gardener third. Tim», 2:<sl=i. ; , , Th« Cascade, purse fIOOO. seven furlongs— Jude-e Wardell won, Tohe Payne second, Da moclts third. Time. 1:43%. . Handicap steeplechase, full course, about two and a hall miles— Eli Kendig won. Brack Jim mle second. Dr. O'Brien third. Time, ii:i&=i. Protest of Marin Sportsmen. SAX RAFAEL, July B.— The unpopular ity of that clause in the new Mark! Coun ty game ordinance making it illegal to hunt with a repeating shotgun led I ■ C. W. Hibbard and W. S. ilcher. t i th« --• discriminated against many local sportsmen as against members of th' large clubs, while the intent of the law rved by tl making i< ■ fill to kill more than a ~j number of i.mis in a day. In ca> I repealed. Dr. Hibbard de : a teat of the whoie ordinance would 'be made, and he as I could unconstitutional. The qu< was taken under i I by the and a decision will l<e given on the 17th inst. WXLL HAVE A PAPER CHASE. San Rafael Hunt Club to Revive the Sport This Week. SAN RAFAEL. July S.-The San Rafael Hunt Club has finally ftcekle.i that golf shall not have a monopoly this season as ;i society game. At a meeting <>f the org un ixation lust evening it was decided that the Initial paper chase of the bi Should take place next Saturday. New officers were elected as fol!ow«: President. Dr. H. O. Hewitt: Been and treasurer. A. H. Bocqueraz; direc tors — Dr. Howitt. A. H. Bocqu'-raz, Fred H Green. Jonathan J. Crooks and Baron J." H. yon Schroeder. Ocean Water Tub Baths. 101 Se\-enth 6trect. corner Mission. Bait water direct trvm tbe wc«a. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL,, SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1899. SPORTS IN THE EAST THE BIG YACHTS TRY THEIR SAILS CHALLENGER ON A LONG TRIAL SPIN Stands Up Stiffly in the Teeth of a Strong Wind. Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1593, by James Gor don Bennett." SOUTHAMPTON*. July B.— At 10 o'clock this morning' the America's cup challenger Shamrock spoke to the world when she made a shot into the wind, having oomo ■ -i Lter in order to trim Her great mair sail i : . •' forty worked like work in their chararteri=tic green ■. It was almost. a clean run of eight miles to Needles. Very soon the foresail and flying jib were broken out with a jib headed topsail, hoisted beneath ?v bloody hand on white ground, the pennant of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. That was all the sail she carried during: the spin, which lasted for seven hours and twenty five minutes. On the run down the Sham rock appeared sluggish. Her mainsail puckered badly in the after leach, but top- COLUMBIA AND DEFENDER AT ANCHOR OFF NEW ROCHELLE. The cup yachts Columbia and Defender have In the • intervals of their races been anchored off the New R<-,ch<>lle Clubhouse on Long Island Sound, where they have attracted much attention during the week past. sail, flying jib and foresail were perfect. Her mainsail; remarkably peaked, attract ed attention. «' ; V Outside the Needles there was a good sailing breeze) The Shamrock came about on the starboard tack, close hauled for the each to westward. Then, as though now life had been infused in her. she started off. leaving everything with pails standing", only the quickest steamers man aging to keep level with her. The wind was now northwest. The Shamrock, it became evident, was a stiff boat, standing up like a church In the strong breeze, and while she was sloshing up under her bobstay she left the water very clean. From these facts yachtsmen can "draw their own conclusions. Nearing with the boom to starboard. which, notwithstanding its size, caused no perceptible list of the boat, and reach ing back to Calshot, she met a stiff gale, going straight into the wind toward home on this last Tacking. When the Shamrock returned the wind had effectively blown out all the defects of the mainsail previously mentioned. It looked as nice a stretch of canvas as one would wish to see. setting remarkably well for the first day. During the spin the Shamrock was smartly handled, the spinnaker and Jackyard topsail not being used. . At Cowes and Ryde much excitement was aroused when it was known the Shamrock was out. On her return to Southampton the fleet of yachts met her. Sir Thomas Lipton, on the Erin, accom panied by his guests. Admiral Lord Clan willan and Lady Clanwillan and Lord and Lady Lovelace, steamed out to see the Shamrock. TIED FOR FIRST PLACE. Wheelmen Taylor and Bowler in a Dead Heat at Chicago. '. - ■ CHICAGO, July B.— The national circuit meet of the League of American Wheel men at Parkside to-day packed the grounds. Fully 3000 persons witnessed good and exciting racing, and saw "Jimmy" Bowler run Major Taylor to a ! dead heat in the mile national champion ship. Summary: One mile, national championship, professional --Major Taylor and James Bowler tied for first. Nat Butler'third. Time, 2:17. i Two-mile handicap, professional— Nat Butler ! (20 yards) won, Barney Oldfleld (65 yards) sec ond. Major Taylor (scratch) third. Tim», | 4-40 1-5. Professional multicycle handicap, two miles— Phillip" Newkirk, Van Ness and Lavigne on a quad first, Nat Butler on a single second. Ma jor Taylor and Tom Butler on a tandem third. Time not taken. TOM COOPEB/S VICTORY. Wins the Gi-and Circuit Mile Event at Berkeley Oval. NEW YORK. July S.— The grand circuit of the Nattonal Cycling Association began this afternoon at Berkeley Oval, and \ nearly 100 individual bicycle riders took part in the events. The grand circuit open j professional event at a mile was cleverly won by Tom Cooper of Detroit by a j . of inches. Scarcely a foot sep- j arated the four men. Summary: Grand circuit mile open professional — Final heat won by Tom Cooper; E. H. | Ki**er Dayton, second; Bob Walthour, Atlanta third. Time. 2:06 4-5. Professional half-mile handicap— Final ; heat won by P. A. Raymond. Greenwich, Conn, (70); R. A. Miller. Galveston (48), I second; I. W. Lawson, Chicago (45), third; W. E. Becker, Minneapolis (40), fourth, i Time, 0:56. Woodland vs. Colusa. WOODLAND, July B.— The Woodland baseball club will meet the Colusa ciub at Colusa to-moirow. EVEN THE DECKS ARE OF METAL Wood Scarcely Used in the Construction of the Shamrock. Special Cab!» to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1599, by James Gor don Bennett. SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., July B.— The Shamrock, with her light green glis tening sides, lies off Hythe, which is almost opposite here, in the bay. just at the mouth of the Achen. Her pe culiar color makes her very conspicu ous. She is the object of constant at tention. She- lies almost in the direct route of incoming and outgoing steam ers. The passengers of the last out going American steamer lined up and gave the Shamrock three rousing cheers, which the crew of the racer re plied to with re-echoing heartiness. Yachts in number from Ryde, Cowes, South Sea and Southampton hover about the green racer. Opera glasses and telescopes are raised, with eyes full of curiosity behind them. The usual remark after scrutinizing her is: "What a boom th-' Shamrock has." On board all is movement. She has two captains — Wringe and Hogarth. She needs both. They have their work cut out. Remember that she has ji n enormous canvas area of 14,000 square feet, with its » ndlesa tackle and ac companiments to be looked after and dealt with. All that canvas is the most finished work of the creat-st sail mak ers of the world — Lapthorne & Ratsey. They are far from being ordinary sails, but ar^ made of the finest selected sea Island cotton. They are very, very dear, but exnense has not been con sidered in this particular point any mure than in any .-thtT Whatever money can get has been got. Never has a yacht so equipped !» s ft England. Fife, her o>s;ign"r. has put his entire mind, all his well-known genius, and th^ full results of his long experience into tlv- Shamrock. !!>• Jealously over set a every detail of fitting up. File- the most silent of men— will not speak; having been h^r creator, he now is silent, vigilant guardian of his prreat work — its sentinel. Even Sir Thomas Ldpton's closest friends are not allowed aboard. But nevertheless were he to speak, Fife would say: "We have £"t a flyer; we have a yacht much better than anything be fore known here. If the Americans beat us they will have to work hard for it. Don't let you American yachts men think that you are going to have a run-away triumph." There are at least two persons here who are much interested and who be lieve that the Shamrock stands more than a good chance of bringing home the cup. That best and most skilful English yachtsman, known as "Willie" Jameson, who, like Fife, is a man of few words, has spoken highly of her. He is a yachtsman who has so many times steered the Britannia to victory and who used to be invincible with the Iverna. I^ocal people, who all know a hit about yachting, are very much taken with the Shamrock. She is a racer's craft, they say. She reminds them of the lines of the Navahoe, but then, of course, the spars are ever su much larger. The mainmast is vast, and the topmast is in proportion. Her llyin? jihhoom seems to stretch out over forty feet. But what strikes one most about the Shamrock <>n close examination is that there is scarcely a bit of wood about her at all. Her entire hull is of metal — thin metal. What we see below th» light green paint of the boat-topping is glistening bronze. The deck is covered with canvas, but from the noise it makes when men walk over it it must evidently be of metal. The water splashes up against the beautiful overhang of stem and re-echoes a me tallic response. But the noise shows that the shell is thin. Her boom and gaff, as already known, are hollow steel. The big mainmast is of steel. The long spinnaker boom, which is stowed, as it reaches within a foot of the topmast, is of steel. The topmast is of wood and the crosstrees of Ameri can ash. The jibboom is a beautiful bit of wood. All the rigging is of wire, and appears exceedingly light, with much of tackle of corrugated steel. The report that the Shamrock has a center board is pure nonsense. COLUMBIA BEATS THE DEFENDER Satisfactory Test of the Speed of the Two Yachts. Special Dispatch to Th» Call. ] NEW YORK. July B.— At last the bis I sloop yachts Columbia and Defender have I met in a battle-royal that has been satis -1 factory to all concerned. In a strong and fairly" steady breeze and smooth water they sailed over a course of about twenty six miles to-day, and in covering that ' distance the Columbia fairly and squarely outsailed the Defender by S^inutes 13 seconds actual time. If the Columbia, after measurement, is : found to allow the Defender two minute? ! she will still have beaten her by 1 minute il3 seconds. That means that she can beat i her now over a full thirty-mile course by J at least two minutes, corrected time, and \ that when she is tuned up. say by the ■ September races, she will easily beat her [ five minutes, which is all that is required of her. 1 To-day's race was as fine a smooth- w.-it<>r tf-st as the yachts may ever expect t< get. Here are the official figures show ing the times of each yacht: Boat— Start. Finish. Time. Columbia 12:40:53 3:2»:03 2:43:16 Defender ... 12:40:41 3:27:10 2:46:2) On the first leg of the course, a reach of about four miles, with a beam wind, the Defender gained two seconds. On the second leg of six miles, in which there was some windward work. the Columbia gained 1 minute 53 seconds. On the third leg. a three-mile run before the wind, with spinnakers set. the Defender gained six seconds. On the first leg the secord time around the Columbia gained 1 minute, 11 seconds: in the close-hauled work on the second leg she gained only 36 seconds, and in the run to the finish the Defender gained 43 seconds. The only unfortunate part of to-day's event was the fact that both of the yachts sailed the wrong course. It was. In fact, the feature of the day. and the strange? action of those in charge of the yachts kept every one guessing as to the ultimate result. The fir-* !<-g of the course n-as to have been tight milfs long, the turning point being off Stamford, Conn. Th*> yachtsmen of the Riverside Club were having a rate • sound. They set their turning point un the course the Columbia a-H De fender wore to sail over, but only four miles from their starting- point. Whi n, after an exciting luffing match. Captain Rhodes saw this mark, he promptly kept the Defender off and rounded it, and for a while no one knew whether it was a r> j al race or not. C. Oliver Iselin explained matters when seen aft*>r the race. He said: "The Defender made the mistake and we simply followed her to make a race. It has turned out a good one. We are very well satisfied with it all around. We both made a mistake, but it has been the best all-around race we have yet had. I am satisfied that the Columbia is the bet tor boat, but she will go to Bristol and have her sails recut before she races again." The regatta committee says that the event will be considered as a race and Commodore Postley probably will award the cup to- the Columbia. LARCHMONT. X. V.. July S.— The Co lumbia, in running in' for her moorings after to-day's race, fouled the Defender 3 boom .with her port topmast shroud and afterward by the topmast backstay, bending the Defender's hollow steel spar almost at right angles. The Columbia was uninjured and immediately afterward caught her own moorings. The Defender will go to Bristol on Monday, where the damaged boom will be straightened and if ntcessary spliced. HAVE NOT BEEN MATCHED. McCoy Will Not Fight McCormack in August. BOSTON, July R.— B. H. Benton, rep resentative of "Kid" McCoy, says the announcement sent out from Chicago last nig-ht that McCoy had been match ed to fight "Jack" McCormack of Phil adelphia on August 8 was a mistake, as McCoy has canceled all engagements and declined to make new ones, in the expectation of arranging a promised fight with Fitzsimmons. A prospective match between Byers, the colored fighter, of this city, and Choynski is off, the reason being given that Choynski draws the color line. "Billy" Hill of this city has chal lenged "Kid" Parker, who defeated "Jack" Carrig last night. Fought to a Draw. NEW YORK, July B.— At the Green- Amateur Golf Championship Of America Won by ffarriman wood Athletic Club to-night "Tommy" Sullivan of Brooklyn and "Johnnie Richie of Chicago fought twenty fast rounds to a draw. Sale of Haggin's Yearlings. NEW TORK, July 8.-*Tbe World's cable from London says: The sal^ of eighty-seven yearlings from J. B. Hag gin's Rancho del Paso stud, in Califor nia will be a great feature at Newmar ket next week, for px present there is a boom in American blooded stock. FIRE AT THEVOLTA ELECTRICAL EXHIBITION Defective Wires Cause a Destruction of the Buildings and Many Valuable Belies. COMO. Italy. July B.— The Volta Electri cal Exhibition was entirely destroyed by fire to-day, due to defective electric wires. Many relics of Volta perished. There was no loss of life. The firemen succeeded in saving a number of the prin cipal effects of Volta. The fire broke out in the marine gallery and spread with marvelous rapidity owing to the combustible nature of the build ings and their contents. Many visitors fled in a state of panic. Two gas meters? exploded with a report that was heard a distance of several miles, and the im mense column of smoke which arose, was visible in Milan, twenty-eight miles away. The insurance on the property destroyed is light, being only 1.000.000 lyre, exclusive of what was carried by individual ex hibitors. NEW ROUTE TO LAKE COUNTY. Road Building Advocated by the People of Woodland. WOODLAND, July B.— The sale of the Knoxville quicksilver mines to parties who say they will put in a lot of new machinery, con-- rud t of new 1 and make oth^r substantial Improvements . ■ ■ ■ ■ _ .ration that may rt-suit in opening r and more direct route from Yolo and adjoining counties to L,ake and Mendocino counties. The tf-rminus of the railroad line is Rum- Bey, in the extr-me waetern portion i pay Valley. From that point to the Knox ville mir.es the distance is only sixteen mil^s. by way of Cache Creek Canyon. The roads are already passable for light wag ons and small loads, the grades are eas> and the expenditure of an insignificant sum of money, considering the advan tages to b^ derived, would make the road a comparatively easy one for the largest freight wagons. Ail freight for the mines is now deliv ered by steamer to Napcu Big waj:or.s are rm'ployed thence to transport it over the mountains to Knoxville. Five "lays. or practically th>> whole week, an quired to make a roii::d trip. If the road is put into ion the round tween Rumsey and Knoxville can be made in two days. Another good re h:;!< would >'<■ to shorten the route from YnJo and Sacramento to j.ak.- County and induce a great deal of th^ freight and • nger traffic of that f'rtil<= section of lss through v I I bounty. Both : ?d and the Yolo County would profit enormously by the truction of such a r< -.- ■■'. A 1 present the railroad does not carry a pound of freight destined for the mines. Yolo • ". ' nty would secure the trade of 150 men to be employed in the mines when they are again put into operation. GOLD OF ROBERT MILLS THE PRIZE New Move Made in the Litigation. Sr*clal Dispatch t« Th* <~~^\. REDWOOD CITY, July S.— Mrs. Miran da B. Mills, the administratrix of the es • of the late Robert Miils. yesterday the final account of her administra tion of the estate, at the same time pe titioning that the residue of the estate now in li^r ha- -rrihuted to the i" r» ms • atitled chr n The account is a voluminous document. .sing twenty-seven pages of type write:! matter covering a period of al mosi two years. It shows that the ad ministratrix has received in cash during h-r administration *4-V.">3 7 5 . The total re ceipts other than cash, consisting of real estate, promissory notes and miscellane ous personal property, amount to $'S-1. --!.■>•» 4S, making a grand total from all sources of $369,812 2<v After paying all ex penses of administration there remains in her hands ready for distribution valuable real estate in San Mateo County and in the city and county of Snn Francisco, be sides $27.-7.: ll in cash. In her petition for a distribution she names certain sisters and the children or the deceased sisters and brothers of Robert Mills as the heirs, who. with hers entitled to the whole of the '--Mate, and further al that "there are no other lu-irs of decedent." On two different occasions prior to the filing of the final account proceedings had Instituted by Robert Chatham and Maria K. Chatham to determine heirs hip under section 1664 •>f ttin Code of <"ivil Procedure. The first proceedings were stricken out on account of s >me irregu larity, but were immediately ■ "rnmenced anew by the sam^ pern as, who claim to be the children of the deceased. Should th'ir claims be sustained the widow will cam* in for one-third of the estate and the oth^r two-tnirda will go to the rhat hams. Should th>'.v he defeated the widow will be entitled to one-half, and the other half will be divided among the heirs of Robert Miils. most of whom are non-residents of the State. There are two cases pending before the court, one to determine heirsnip and the other final distribution. The same result will be obtained under either, though the latter appears to be the more simple. The tinal outcome is awaited with a great deal of interest here, both on account of the value of the estate and the promi nence of Mr. Mills In his liietime. Rob ert Mills di<"l intestate In this county about two years atf". leaving no children. PEACE CONFERENCE TO ADJOURN UNTIL SPRING During the Recess Czar Nicholas Will Visit the Principal European Countries. LONDON, July EL— A t^leerram from St. Petersburg asserts that the Hague o.ir ferenee will adjourn at the end of July, the members agreeing t<> reassemble in the early spring, and that during the in terval Emperor Nicholas will visit the principal European countries. — . « . — Bishop of Panama Dead. Special Cable to The Call and the New York . Herald. Copyrighted, 18», by James Gor don Bennett. . PANAMA. July S.— The Right Rev. Jose Alejandro Peralta, Bishop of Panama. died early this morning, after a week's illness with grip. ••: .. General Julio Renjifo, until -lately Co lombian charge d'affaires in Washington has been appointed Minister of the Treas ury at Bogota by President Saclemente. Placer's Assessment. AI'BT'RN". July I— County Assessor Mitchell has completed his work and his return places Placer County's assessable property at a trifle over 19.000,000 or prac tically the same as last year. Ag-uirre Names a Democrat. PAN QTENTTN PRISON. July B,— Warden Aguirre has appointed ex-Sheriff Henry Harrison chief engineer of the prison, to succeed John Young. This is the first Democratic appointment the Warden has -made. It is rumored that twelv* guards will be disp!aced within ten days. EILERS* SMELTER CLOSED. Strikers Induce the Workmen to Leave Their Posts. PUEBLO, Colo.. July B.— The Ei>rg' smelter at this place, one of the trust plants which resumed operations a few days ago, was again shut down to-day. Members of the Smeltermen's Lnion in duced the workmen to come out. The company claimed fn have 350 men work ing and all bat about fifty refused to work to-day. The company at once or dered the fires drawn. There were ru mors of a serious collision between the strikers and the guards at the smelter. but investigation showed little foundation for the story. The strikers have been careful not to trespass upon the compa ny's property and everything ;s very quiet. Fund for -J>xt Year's Fourth. "WOODLAND. July S.— Contrary to all precedent the Fourth of July Committee had a surplus of nearly $100 after the pay ment of all claims, and this has been de posited in bank as a nucleus for a cele bration fund for 1900. T.ove makes a man think of diamonds, and marriage makes him think ADVERTISEMENTS. GOOD NEWS FOR AFFLICTED MEN TWO CELEBRATED EUROPEAN PHYSICIANS Have Been Added to the Staff of California's Most Popular and Efficient Medical Insti- tution. DR. MEYERS & CO. Ever in the Lead With Cures. 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