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VOLUME LXXXVI-NO. 125.
NOW COMES THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLE FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP All the Preliminaries Arranged for the First of the Series of Yacht Races To-Day and the Owners of Both the Columbia and Shamrock Are Confident. "Tk T.BWTORK. Oct. 2.-Xow come l\l w * t0 the yacht races— the inter- I \| national contest which Is excit- JL 1 ing co much international atten ; tion. And unless all signs fail, the series of races which begins to-mor- TW will exceed in interest any similar contest of the past. For there are many new features which will distinguish •■■this BtrUgrgle of the challenger to "lift" the cup and the effort '>f the defending yacht to defeat that end. Perhaps the most notable feature is -.'not that the races are to be eon ::;-;• < invernment auspices. Revenue cutters and torpedo-boats are to; keep a surveillance over the oxrur- Bion fleet and to see that no vessel ap proaches near enough to interfere with the racing yachts. This duty of keep- Ing the course clear has been placed in the hands of Captain Robley I 1 Evans. It. may be unnecessary to add to the ral opinion that under Buch cir cumstance? the course will be The work of keeping it - likely to be easy, as the excursion fleet is by :■ followed the f racing craft on this Atlantic. A glance over the . list oi rtised for this will show what a - irray it is. ■al vessel was long ago on neighboring ports — LIPTON AND ISELIN ARE EACH CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS NEW YORK. Oct. 2.— 1 think the. cup is sa!>. From all accounts the Shamrock is a . t, but ■ y opinion the Columbia Is a r one. We have developed I of the Columbia from the. time ?he left the ways at Bris have made experiments tuning up and trial spins, and hang< b thac w i . : b •. ":• •he < lolum - - <i. Mr. Herreshoff has ad.: himself <>n th» yacht, and • t se< h' w it could possibly :-i any way. The Colum start on her i al st ruggle and will certainly give the best there is in her: The contests "ill be exciting ones,. I 'imagine, as the English ■ - • nsiderably r : than any other challenger that has ever been sent over. But the Shamrock will hardly prove • ating our yacht. It nee is only t that we have al . won in the past, I do not c - th ugh, ac I have been ie Columbia on all her trials. ?.m -convin Ed that the de t moves ; along faster than ■ ins carrying canvas. C. < ' ISELIX. •from. Boston, .Baltimore. Philadelphia, ;ev:en-,?sfa:r -south- as Florida— other ex- j cilrslon 1 raft have been chartered and j brought here, for this "big International ■ eVont. •. And even,: with this great num- ; .ber of. boats the .carrying capacity y.-ill. probably not be equal to the 'ask j ; of accommodating all who wish to see ' the- races^ ;'.:.; ' :: ' :. : What tends .additional Interest to the co.nt.Pirt is -the personality of the gallant :jggn'&&j& J tiifth6 has challenged for the! ciip..; 'He; '• is : exceedingly anxious to j .";ift"tha't trophy, but if he fails in his ! [ambjtlon'/he promises te take his defeat I like /&■. true sports-man, and so far from 1 The San Francisco Call. WATCH THE CALL BULLETINS ON THE BIG YACHT RACE TO-DAY Bulletins of the first of the international yacht races to-day are to be sent to New York by wireless telegraphy by Signor Marconi, the inventor of the wonderful system, thence flashed across the con tinent by direct wire to the office of The Call. You will, therefore, get the earliest reports of the race by watching the bulletins dis played by The Call. causing any unpleasant episodes, Buch as marked the last effort to win the cup, Sir Thomas has already intimated that he may challenge agrain if the Co lumbia should prove to be faster than the Phammck. He is not sure but that he will have to do so, if he means to capture th^ cup, for in an event of this sort nothing can he sure. H.^ is confi that he has the fastest yacht that ha? ever challenged for th» cup. Oliver Iseiin. on the other hand, is equally certain that thp Columbia is the fastest craft that was ever built fend it. Certain it is that the new rup defender has beaten the old De fender m every race in which the two have met, and to outstrip the Valkyr:-- NEW YORK. Oct. 2.— 1 came over here to lift that cup. Per haps I may not succeed. But I have never failed before, and do not believe that fat" will be un kind to me this time. I know you Americans are so accustomed to winning yacht races you don't think it possible that the Colum bia will be defeated. It's a good spirit to show. too. I admire it. You had better get another view. though, or you may have to pay a visit to Ireland to take another look at it. Designer Herfeshoff is a great man and ha« i ed in constructing wonderfully speedy yachts. I have spent money freely to get a boat that would be th-' fastest afloat. Real izing thr-se things, the smartest men of the nautical craft in Great Britain have- lent th- ir aid. To morrow will tell how great a suc cess or failure we have made, if It so happens that we have not ac complished our aim this time, we will see you again. N'f-xt year we will come back with a better boat. SIR THOMAS LIPTON. victor on every point "f sailing and under almost all conditions is no small triumph. Mr. Iselln is to sail the Columbia, aided by Captain "Charlie" Barr. Cap tains Hogarth and Wringe. two of tho most expert of the British yacht cap tains, are to sail the Shamrock. As an r they will have with them Cap tain "Ben" Parker of Emperor Wil liam's yacht, the Meteor. Important and interesting is the fol lowing agreement entered into by the two contestants. It is significant, too, h iwing the spirit which animates h.«th the English knight and the Amer ican yachtsman. The agreement is as follows: How the Yacht Race Will Be Sailed. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1899. Inasmuch as wp arp of the opinion that the America's cup races arp no less a t p st of Btrengtb of construction of competing vessels than of their sailing finalities, and it is deemed advisable to avoid the em barrassment in which a vessel finds itself when called upon to decide whether to withdraw from a race upon the occur rence of an accident disabling her com petitor, it is agreed that in the races be □ the Shamrock and the Columbia each yacht shall stand by the eonse ea of ;iny accident happening to her, hat the uninjured vessel shall sail out the race. SIR THOMAS LTPTON, C. OLIVER IBELIN. It is conceded that weather condi tions will be an important factor in the race, as all who have followed the per formance of the two yachts believe that the Shamrock is much more dangerous in ;i good stiff wind than she is in a light one. If weather experts prove right the Shamrock will have a wind of li^r own choosing to-morrow. "Wind fresh to brisk' is the Washington fore cast, and therein seems another case pf "Upton luck." Fifteen miles to windward and re turn, or a fifteen-mile run out and a beat back, according to the direction of the wind, will comprise to-morrows race. If the wind be off shore the yachts will go before "end on" to tho Duter mark and then beat back to the finish. If the wind be from the oppo site direction the racers will beat out ;ind run back. The start will be made from Sandy Hook lightship at as near 11 a. m. as practicable, the preparatory signal being given fifteen minutes in advance. But always with the understanding that should the wind prevent the lay ing- of the course from the lightship the starting line will be shifted to the nearest available point, and that in this case the preparatory signal will be given about half an hour before the time set for starting from the light ship. The courses will be as follows: No. 1. — From the starting line to and around a mark fifteen miles to wind ward or leeward, and return, leaving the mark on the starboard hand. No. 2. — From the starting line ten miles to and around a mark, ten miles to and around a second mark, and ten miles to finish line, leaving the marks f-n the outside of the triangle, to port .r starboard, according as the vessels are sent around. The starting and finish lines will be between a point on the committee boat indicated by a white flag and the main mast of the lightship, or other stake boat if the start is shifted from the lightship. These lines will be at right angles with the outward and home courses respectively. The goal, or turning point (outer mark), which each yacht will strive to reach and round before the other, is Continued on Second Face DEWEY WELCOMED AT WASHINGTON BY THE NATION'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, Admiral and President Review One of the Most Dazzling Night Parades Ever Held at the Capital. Scene in the East Room of the White House, Where Admiral Dewey Was Presented to the President by Secretary Long. WASHINGTON', Oct. 2. -The home-coming of Admiral George Dewey — for hence forth the national capital is to be his horne — was made the occasion for the greatest tribute ever paid by Washington to any indi vidual. After the preliminary welcome in New York, itself unsurpassed in its kind, it remained for the highest and greatest in the official world to hold out the hand of greeting to the famous admiral and to join with the people who are to be his fellow citizens in bid ding him welcome. The citizens had made every preparation to make the occasion worthy of their hero. The dec orations were elaborate. Pennsylvania avenue was <me mass of colored bunt ing along the entire line of march, from the station to the White House, and, not content with this, few private citizens failed to make some dis play of color on their residences. T'nique designs dotted the horizon; great searchlights threw beams of bright light across the blue sky on a clear October evening and "the stately Capitol stood revealed in its queenly beauty in the powerful rays of many concentrated lights. The same device was used effectively in the case of other public buildings i within the range of vision of Admiral Dewey and the President, as they re viewed the throng of people from the prow of the white Olympia projecting from the center of the stand erected Just south of the Treasury building at the head of Pennsylvania avenue. On the facade of the newly completed Gov- I ernmont Posurffiee building flamed forth two inscriptions set in electric points, the one reciting the famous ; message of the President directing Tir-.sey, then thousands of miles away in the Far East, to go forth to destroy the Spanish Meet, and the other setting out the famous admiral's direction to the lamented Gridley, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridlc*y." which marked an epoch in the history of the T'nit^d States. Twelve thousand mem bers of civic organizations paraded be fore him. besides tens of thousands of non-organized citizens, and in a roar at cannon rockets and the blaze of red fire and the thunderous cheering of the populace and the warm greeting of the head of the nation Dewey came to the i national capital and to a welcome such as has not been known here hitherto. His journey from New York had been one continuous ovation, limited in its intensity only by. the density of popu | lation. The decorated special train j which left the Pennsylvania Railroad ferry slip in Jersey City at 1:50 o'cloch in the afternoon was fully in keeping with its distinguished passenger. It was made up of fi% - e cars, the Penn sylvania's prize special, the Atalanta, 1 a dining-car, a combination smoker | and three parlor cars for the accom- I mod&tion of the Washington reception j committee. The special was given a ' clear track and the run to Washington ! was made without a stop except at i Grays Ferry, on the outskirts of Phil ! adelphia, where engines were changed ! and a new train crew came aboard. | Almost immediately after going aboard ' the train the admiral retired to his private car for luncheon, which was ; served for six— Admiral Dewey, his son i George, his brother and wife, Captain i Lamberton and Lieutenant Brumby. Thereafter the admiral lay down and ' tried to get a little sleep, but this was impossible owing to the continuous ovation along the line. It was said by the railroad officials and trainmen that the ovation during ; the run from New York to Washington 1 was the most remarkable demonatra j tion that has ever taken place along j the line. Every town turned out its full population and every house and ! crossroads settlement was turned in- I side out to see the flying special pass. ! It had been the intention of the well i meaning committee to notify all towns along the route at what hour the spe cial might be expected, but the train 1 dispatcher at Jersey City headed them j off and offered a hasty protest, saying i that it was next to impossible to get > the special out of town and that notice in advance would probably block the tracks. Apparently, however, the rail road telegraph operators had passed the tip along and the crowds were on hand as though they had been sent for. A bare stop was made at Princeton, i where young Dewey had been a stu -1 dent, and the admiral went to the plat- I form for a minute, merely saying to ; the boys that he was pleased with the I reception they had given him. It was i such a reception as an Emperor might | have envied, every student of the col > i laze town beine in evidence as well as WASHINGTON. Oct. 2.— lt is said to-night that Admiral Dewey is engaged to marry the widow of the late General Wil liam B. Hazen, who is a daugh ter of Mrs. Washington McLean, at whose home the admiral is be ing entertained. The rumor is widely current, and in fact has been in the air ever since the an nouncement was made that Ad miral Dewey would be the guest of the McLean household during the reception festivities, but has not been confirmed. Mrs. Hazen is a sister of John R. McLean. Democratic candidate for Gov ernor of Ohio, and remarkable alike for her great beauty and wealth. the whole population of the place, while college yells resounded above the rum ble of the departing train. Admiral Dewey was particularly touched all along the line by the num ber of children who turned out to see him. They formed a very large part of the crowd in every town, and wher ever there was a schoolhouse the chil dren had evidently been given a spe cial recess to come out and cheer the train. There was another large crowd of children at Baltimore, and Admiral Dewey. who had come to the rear platform for the sixth or seventh time on the trip, said to the trainmaster, who was standing by him, that he felt more touched and complimented by the attention of the children than by al most any other thing that had hap pened since his return to America. . All along the line every train, freight and passenger, that passed the special saluted it with a long drawn blast of the whistle, and in all the large towns where the flyer slowed down within the city limits there was a continual roar of steam from factories, machine shops and the shifting engines and trains on the sidings. Every engineer seemed to have been bottling up steam for an hour in advance and hung out of h ; s cab window with his hand on the whistle cord while the fireman, hang ing to the hand rails and running board, swung the bell as though ring ing for a crossing. Chester and Wil mington seemed to have come down to the depots en masse, and the train ran slowly between wide lanes of people from one end of the town to the other, while every lamppost, awning pole and shade tree bore a crop of young Ameri cans, and the roofs of freight cars on the siding were converted into grand stands for the brief instant that the train swept by. The admiral responded good naturedly to all these calls on his stock of strength that he had been re serving for the trying ordeal in Wash ington, and came time and again to the platform to bow as the train went by. The train as it reached the line of the District of Columbia stopped for a few minutes at the little station of Dean wood, while the reception committee went through the formality of present PRICE FIVE CENTS. ing the nation's guest the freedom of the District. The ceremony was per formed by District < 'ommissioner Wieht in the presence of the admiral's fleet captains, the military and naval members of the party and as many of the reception committee as could be crowded into the admiral's car. John Addison Porter, secretary to the President, first extended President Mc- Kinley's greetings, to which the admi ral returned his thanks very briefly. • '"mmissioner Wight then said: "Ad miral Dewey, you are now in the Dis trict of Columbia, and, representing: the commissioners of the District, I have the honor of tendering you the freedom, of the- national capital, and in behalf of the people of the District, from the most exalted to the most humble citi zen. I give you a sincere and cordial welcome home. . We feel gratified that Washington is to be your future home. It is the best place in the world in which to have a home. and it is fitting that you, who have done so much for the nation and have done such an im portant part for the nation, should make your future home in the nation's capital. The people of Washington will esteem it not only a pleasure but an honor to do all in their power to make your stay with us as pleasant as your services have been successful at Ma nila." Admiral Dewey's reply was as brief and characteristic as all of his other speeches have been. "I want to thank you very much, my friends," he said, "for this testimonial of your regard. It is true that as long as I live — and I hope to live a long time (cheers) — I intend to live in Wash ington. I thank you again for this ex pression." Then dropping the tone of formality I in which this had been uttered, he cx i tended his hands and said heartily: I "Now I want to see my friends. Char ' lie, old boy, how are you?" and he ; grasped C. C. Glover by the hand and I went through the party, shaking the i hands of all who were within reach. In a few minutes the train was in the i brilliantly lighted depot. The middle i aisle of the station had been carpeted i clear to the carriage entrance. The I committeemen and the "fighting line," las the brilliantly uniformed officers i were termed, all alighted, while A. L. Moses, the chairman of the reception committee, Theodore Noyes of the i Evening Star, Commissioner Ross and ! Archibald Greenlees went into the ad j miral's car and after a few words of ' formal greeting brought him out. Tak- I ing the arm of Mr. Moses, he headed ! the procession down the station, while I the officers and committeemen fell in jat the rear. It was a procession as I brilliant as a diplomatic reception. The ! throng about the railway station j choked the streets for blocks above. Troop H of the Third United States Cavalry, under the command of Lieu tenant Murrillat, which was to escort i the admiral to the Executive Mansion. j had drawn up on the east side of Sixth ! street, facing the station entrance, and, | the United States Marine Band had i formed on their right. The first of the