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VOLUME LXXXYI-NO. 129.
KILLARNEY LAKES SOON TO BE SOLD At Public Auction at Dublin Next Month Beautiful Lands of ttie Muckross Estate Will Be Disposed Of. NEW YORK, Oct. 6.— According to an advertisement In the Her ,\ld the estate of Herbert Muckross, comprising the greater portion of the moun tains, glens and forests surrounding the Lakes of Klllarney will be sold In Dublin en Tuesday, November 21, at auction. Although It has frequently boon re ported that well-known Irish-Ameri cans had combined to purchase the place and establish It as a national park, and it was also understood that Sir Thomas Ltpton would buy it pri vately, It now appears that all of fers were Inadequate. So 'Beauty's Home" will be brought under tha hammer. In the sale trill be Includ ed the Muckross House and the de mesne, which entirely surrounds the middle lake of Killarney and to a large extent bounds the tipper and lower lakes with its deer forests, game pre serves, fisheries, lakes, mountains and Islands. Tho property contains, ex clusive of water, about fourteen thou sand acres. Thus the finest portions of the scenery of Klllarney will be sold. The land embraces Toro "Water- j fall, Devil's Punch Bowl. O'Sulllvan's Cascade. Danish ... Island, . Brickeen Island, Tork Mountain, Tomles Moun tain, Purple Mountain and old • Weir bridge at the meeting of the waters. Muckross House, or, as It is some times called, Muckross Abbey, Is built on the shore of Muckross Lake. The demesne gates are close to the village. The Muckross Mountains,- glens and . forest surrounding the demesne of ESTIMATES FOR THE VARIOUS NAVY YARDS Secretary Allen's List Shows an In crease in the Appropriations Asked of ?24, 537,187. WASHINGTON; Oct. 6.— Acting Secre tary Allen has prepared the full state ment of estimates which will be sub milted to Congress ft>r - trw- maintenance of the naval establishment for the next fiscal year. Th»sp amount to 573.040.153, which Is an increase over the .appropria tions for the current year of J-4.537.157. Included In the increase for the next year are appropriations of JJ2.208.-J7I for public works and navy yards and stations. .There Is also.ai! cfj'ziute of .Ji'.^i'i .o.o .(<?!• the new navnl :*cadrny. . i, ie»- ftfnvrnr the i ffav.v.ancujfll armor. ;uiis Mii niiifhiht ry. is S"2.!i,v;.mi. " The es-' timati' for the bureau of.tforiatructlon aiid repair is increased ov-.r ihe current ap propriations about $3,CO0.i"»0O for steam en gineering Jl.oort.ouo and for »ay of the navy iihout J700.0M. wliiie the estimates fin- onuiance aie decrca.sVni about J700.000 The .-stimate for public woiks at the >r\v York navy yard Is J1,0tJ9,000 includ ing KWMXW to begin the work on the new Sl/« I h.iioo pranite drydock and J3W.000 to repair dock No. 2. The Items for the Weir Bridge over Killarney, one of the beautiful places that is to be sold at auction on November 21. n navy yard aggregate $1.495,300, which i provision for a general en \ ;;:■<!. For ! land, Pa., I tates for ■ < 92; for 00; for Mare ■ Bound (or Washington, $875,017. WILL ARRANGE THE TERMS FOR PEACE Senor Matos, Envoy From President Andrade, at Caracas to Confer With the Rebels. CARACA - >r Matos, an en voy from President Andrade to the in- Burgent ■ r, General dpriano Castro, to negotiate terms of peace, ar rival this morning at Puerto Cabetlo, coming from Valencia, to confer with Genei Ca nils evening he will reach La ■ uid will leave imme diately for Caracas to report the result i.f his mission to the President It la reported here that the proposal* submitted by the envoy were accepted by General Ci RAIN FALLS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY In the Mountains the Precipitation Was Heavy and Indications Are That Showers Will Con tinue. RIVERSIDE, Oct. 6.— The first rain of the season fell here to-day at noon. The shower, which lasted but half an hour, ■was preceded by lightning and strong wind* Iv the mountain. eectlona the rain. Muckross Abbey are celebrated for their red deer and the hall of the man p!im Is Cecorated with gigantio antlers taken from stags shot In the vicinity. It was reported in 1597 that Queen Victoria purposed to purchase the mansion and estates and establish a permanent royal residence there. When it was announced last June that the beautiful Lakes of Killarney were for sale Irish-American citizens in Greater New York grew enthusias tic over a plan to purchase the prop erty by popular subscription and main tain it as a park. Many persons ex pressed themselves strongly In favor of the movement, among them Richard Oroker, James J. Coogin, John D. Orimzninß, John F. Carroll and Mau rice P. Holahan. Tammar.y Hall then assumed charge of the undertaking to bring about the establishment of Killarney Park. Twelve, thousand dollars was sub scribed nnd nearly every district lead er of Tammany Hall bound himself to collect $2000 in his district for the pur chase of the lakes. It was said later that Howard Gould considered pur chasing the property. Then It was an nounced that the Duke of Westminster and others of the National Trust So ciety would have the lakes. The directors of the Standard Insur ance Company in- London received In September an offer from Sir Thomas Lipton for the I*akes of Killarney. A meeting- was called to consider the matter and officials said Sir Thomas Lipton was the only person who ever seriously negotiated for the purchase of the lakes. fall was nuite heavy for an hour or more. The indications arc for more rain SAX BERNARDINO, Oct. 6.— A henvy tbunder storm is prevailing: in the moun tains to the east and southeast of Sun Bernardino Valley. It looks the heaviest towaid San Jacinto. WORST OFFENDERS PERMITTED TO ESCAPE Developments in the Gambling Scan dal in the Club de Harmelosen, Berlin. BERLIN, Oct. To-day's develop ments in the trial of the persons charged with gambling at the Club de Harme- ■ losen indicate that the special commis sioner who was intrusted to work up the pr<,<>eemk>-n wa* wholly unfit for the task Up -allowed thf* worst" oTT*»nders "to es- ' cape. • •-- srrfT^r. *""■ Three of the defendants will be ac- : quitted of the charge of fraudulent prac tices. Yon Manteuffel, after the trial will he disciplined. Emperor William it ' is reported or. gdod authority, will issue | another anti-gambling decree and will j alsr> punish superior officers whose regi- ; ments have disregarded his repeated or ders against luxurious living on the part : of the officers. The press, commenting upon the trial, uniformly deplores the rottenness exist- "MEETING OF THE WATERS." ing in the highest fashionable circles in Berlin. rhe Post, seml-otflcial, says drastic measures are required and the Vorwaerts asserts that the case Is a typical Tn « Reichbottes says: "What kind of youth is this, v. its time, substanct and morality on gambling, horses and women, then bragging of its honor and expecting afterward Lo become pillars of the state and religion." . The Cologne Volttsaeitung says every body in Berlin gambles and speculates and that betting on the races and taking chances in the lotteries is universal among the high and low. Annually the paper asserts, hu idreds are ruined." "■ Vossiache Zeitung, in its comments, calls attention to tho almost entire, dis regard on the part of the army of the Kmperor's repeated anti-gambling de cree. FARMERS' CONGRESS. .National Body Received at Boston by Governor Wolcott. BOSTON. Oct. 6.— The delegates to tho Farmers' National Congress were received by Governor Roger Wolcott at the State House to-day. Tho congress on resuming Its business session heard a report of the committee on resolutions recommending new legislation on various subjects. Hon. H. C. Adams, Food Commissioner of Wisconsin, delivered an address on the "Necessity of Pure Food Legislation." H. P. Hoard of Fort Atkinson, Wis., was elected president and John M. Stahl of Chicago secretary. At the evening session a paper on "The Western Tenant and His Eastern Land lord." by H. S. Hilton of Topeka, Kans., was read by F. D. Coburn. Degree for Dewey. BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. -6.— The trus tees of the University of Vermont to-day voted to confer the degree of " doctor of laws on MspixtcL Dewey, The San Francisco Call. BOERS CONTINUE TO PLAY A WAITING GAME However, General Oonje Is Ready to Cposs the Border at the First Shot . Fired in .Natal. Tunnel at Crocodile Poort on the Pretoria-Delagoa Bay Railroad, Near the Junction of the Crocodile and Pongolo Rivers, Re ported to Have Been Occupied by the Boers. LONDON. Oct. 6.— There has been al- ' most a complete dearth of ir"v» from South Africa to-day. The few dispatches received recording mili tary movements at various points all tend to confirm the belief that President Kni g-er will restrain any forward movement by the Boers unions they are fired upon or war is actually declared. It Is now practically certain that Parliament will meet on October 17. Reserves will be.sum moned to-morrow in sufficient number to bring .up to a war strength the regiments warned to hold themselves in readiness for service in South Africa, or about one sixteenth of the total reserve. Thi Daily News assorts that an army corps will be mobilized to-morrow. A dispatch from Mafeking anhonce* that Commandant Cronje of the Boer forces has been promoted to the rank of general and Is massinsr 6000 Boers with artillery near Kama thai aba m, north of Mafeking. The dispatch adds that Gen- : era] Cronjo hap sent a message to tho : ciimp of the imperial troops thai he will cross the border at the Hist shot fired in Natal. It is stated that the Right Hon. Harry Epcombc, former Premier of Natal, is go ing to Pretoria in the interest of peai • H. M. S. Philomel suddenly left Durban torday for Delagoa Hay. The Daily chr liicic's Rome correspond ent Fays thai the oritish Government has applied to Signor Marconi with a view of employing his system of wireless teleg raphy in the Transvaal campaign. The Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "A sensation has Deen caused lure by the report that the Or ange Free State Government ' has com mandered BuO tons of coal belonging to the Cape Government which was travers ing the Free State. Such a seizure would I naturally be regarded as an act of war. I J. W. Saver, the Commissioner of Public Works, when questioned in the Assembly regarding the matter, professed ignorance. : but I learn that the report was tele graphed to the Cape Ministry early in the ; day. "I learn that the Transvaal's threat to j put British subjects over the border would necessitate the withdrawal of Con yngham Greene. Some surprise is mani fested over the report that a large num ber of British troops are to be landed here instead of at Durban. This is taken to signify that the Transvaal will be In vaded from the west and not from Natal." THOUSANDS OF NATIVES INVADE JOHANNESBURG JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 6.— Thousands SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1899. of natives have invaded the town and to day the authorities decided to march them under escort out of the country. Last night two natives entered a cloth ing store kept by a Jew and stabbed the proprietor in the neck. Fevering his windpipe. Two Jewish storekeepers in the Ka.st Rand have been murdered by natives, and the Kaffirs are raiding all the places where they think liquor is stored. The War Cnmrnisslon, '-tt'.nCr iiti'lpT the' Government's instructions, will to-day Is sue notices to shopkeepers to remove the barricades they have created, on the ground that the Government guarantee of protection ought to be sufficient. JOHN MORLEY USES SOME VERY PLAIN WORDS LONDON, Oct. fi.— Addressing a peace meeting at Carnarvon this evening John Morlej asked the country to. realize the which it had been brought by unhappy diplomacy and the Bedlamite counsels of the war press and the war party. "If." said Mr. Morley, "President Kru ger had accepted the franchise proposal of September 8, with rollance upon the convention of 1884, )-.-■ would have been planted behind diplomatic intrenchments, which by fair and reasonable means couid not have been for I. Even after thai refusal there was still room for a friendly settlement, but just as the Transvaal made a mistake our Govern ment capped ft by withdrawing the fran chise proposals." Mr. Morley dwelt upon the moderation and reasonableness '.f t!:.- recent sp< •■■!! of the Duke <>f Oevonshlre, winch proved that Great Britain did not desire to in terfere with the Transvaal's independ ence. The speaker said he had always pressed the urgency of the Transvaal's meeting Great Britain half way. He re gretted the withdrawal of the five years' franchise, bitt condemned <;r<'i? Britain fi r now abandoning the franchise which had hitherto been the foundation of the Government policy. He dilated upon the eventual danger of having at the back of a strategic posl like the Cape a disaf fected pi pulation held down by force of arms, and said he f.ii!< -d to sec why the Transvaal and Great Britain were unable to come to terms. Mr. Morley spoke deri sively of the talk of a pan-Afrikander conspiracy in South Africa. DUTY OF HOLLAND TOWARD THE DUTCH BRUSSELS, Oct. 6.— Some sensation has been caused in the Netherlands by the publication of a pamphlet entitled "The Duty of Holland Toward the Dutch." This pamphlet, which is written by a promi nent leader of tho Liberal party, Mr. Van Houten, asserts that it is the strict duty of the Dutch Government to interfere diplomatically in favor of the South Af rican Dutch republic. He goes to show that if Queen Wilhelmina's Ministers do not address foreign powers in order to bring about their peaceful mediation, In pursuance of the decisions of The Hague Peace Conference, they will be committing a real crime against the Dutch fatherland Itself; for what threatens the Boers to day may threaten the Netherlands to morrow. It is rumored that Queen "Wilholmlna, who Is on the point of starting for Ger many to be present at the christening of the child of the Prince of Wled, has been urged by some of her counselors to men tion the subject of the Boers to Emperor William. FAVORS A REVISION OF MARITIME LAWS Testimony of a Ship Broker Before the Industrial Commission in Washington. WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.— Frank L. Neall of the firm of Peter Wright & Sons of Philadelphia and N. B. Kelley, secretary of the Trades League of Philadelphia, were the witnesses before the Industrial Commission to-day. Mr. Neall is a shlpbroker. and his testi mony dealt with the subject of marine transportation almost exclusively. He stated that since the Transvaal question had become acute Great Britain had taken at least seventy-flve vessels that were or- I dlnarily engaged in the foreign carrying trade of the United States. The result naturally had been a very marked ad vance in freight rates, and Mr. Neall de i clared that the tonnage of American ves j sels available for ocean traffic did not ex ceed 300,000, whereas the total tonnage of i the vessels of the world was 25,000.000. He I favored a revision of the maritime laws i of this country so as to permit the pur- I chase of foreign-built .freight steamers j for miscellaneous transoceanic business, i commonly known as tramps. These . yes ■ sols- 'null "be built one-fourth cheaper abroad than in this country, and wher ever owned they had proved very profit able. Within the past two years the prac tice of leasing such vessels by Americans, he said, had increased fourfold, and after paying a profit to the lessees they were ; netting their owners 20 and 25 per cent per annum. Mr. Neall announced himself as opposed to a discriminating duty for i the benefit of American ships built, for the reason that he believed that such a system would precipitate retaliatory . measures on the par) or the other na tions. In reply to a question he said there was not a single line of steamers crossing ] the Atlantic that is composed entirely of American vessels. Mr. Kelley explained the purpose of the Philadelphia Trades League to be to pro tect the shippers of that city against rail road discrimination. One of the discrim inations which grave the league most trouble was found in the misdescrlption of goods. He announced himself favor able to pooling by railroads, and assented to a proposition by Commissioner Far riuhar that competition is the parent of discrimination. He would give the Inter state Commerce Commission authority to revise rates and otherwise enlarge its powers. HELEN GOULD'S VOICE RAISED AGAINST ROBERTS Causes Vigorous Resolutions to be Adopted by the Guardian Society. NEW YORK. Oct. (>.— At the meeting to-day of the American Female Guardian Society the following resolutions were read hy Miss Helen M. Gould and unani mously adopted: "Whereas, Brigham H. Roberts, who has been elected n Representative from tJtali tn the Fifty-sixth Congress is a polygamist and as surh is attacking the Band it v ''1" home life, "Resolved, That wo, the women assem bled at the call of the American Female Quardlan Society and Home for the Friendless, do earnestly protest against th.- seating of Mr. Roberts, and "Resolved, That we urge that all men and women use their influence with their respective Congressmen to prevent said Roberts taking his seat." A number of addresses in opposition to the seating of Mr. Roberts were made. Miss Gould did not speak, but at the con clusion of the meeting she handed the re porters a statement signed H. M. Gould. The statement follows: "I am glad to have an opportunity to protest against the seating in Congress of a man who advoHtes and practices polygamy. Our country has been noted in the past for the beauty of its homo life and the chivalry and respect shown by man to woman. It would be sad indeed to see a -nan who stands for the oriental harem seated among out lawmakers. I earnestly hone that men will feel will ing to write their Congressmen urging them to rise in protest against Mr. Rob erts being seated when Congress opens." DROVE A HATPIN INTO HER STOMACH Polish Woman at Olympia Makes a Desperate Attempt at Sui cide. SEATTLE, Oct. 6.— A special to the Post-Intelligencer from Olympia says: A most deliberate and barbarous attempt at suicide occurred at Bucoda yesterday. Mrs. Loo Prabuski, a Polish woman, bo came angered at some little domestic oc currence and determined to do away with her life. She procured an ordinary hai pin six Inches long and drove it into her stomach through the navel. Pressing hard against the pin she drove it until it could go no further, as it had lodged in the spine. Then with the inten tion of forcing the pin out at the back she procured a. rusty darning needle and drove this into what she thought was the hole made by th/ 3 hatpin. Not until 12 o'clock last night did she tell any one what she had done. To-day Mrs. Prabuski repented of her act and accompanied the Bucoda physi cian to this city, when Dr. Red path "re moved the pin and needle. Dr. Redpath thinks she will live. She is 48 years old and has had nineteen children, five of whom are living. Harrison in Berlin. BERLIN, Oct. 6.— General Benjamin Harrison and Mrs. Harrison arrived in Berlin this evenln* from Paris. NOW COMES THIRD ATTEMPT TO RACE Cup Challenger Shamrock and Cud Defender Columbia Ready to Resume the Contest for SuDremacij. NEW YORK, Oct. 7—4:30 A. M.— Under the same conditions that governed the failures of Tuesday and Thursday the Columbia and Shamrock will to day n)aKe a third attempt to complete the course of fifteen rTjilesjto windward or leeward and return. The wind is now north-northwest with a heavy sea running. The indications are that there will be a fresh wind at the commencement of the race; also a heavy sea, but that the sea will go down as the race proceeds. NEW YORK, Oct. 6.— This has been a day of rest on board the interna tional racers. The Columbia was towed from Sandy Hook to Bay Ridge to get her out of any danger from the northeaster. The Shamrock remained at her anchorage at the Hook, her people seeming willing to take the chances. The wind blew up pretty fresh about 6 o'clock, but there was nothing to threaten harm to a yacht so well protected by tenders and tugs, to say nothing of the powerful Krin. The feeling on both sides is one of con fidence. Mr. Iselin thinks he will win. Sir Thomas Lipton has a nice little corner in the Erin all ready for the cup. The public is in doubt, and it must be said that there is a feeling of indecision among the expert yachtsmen. The two days of drifting have furnished almost nothing on which to base opinions. They have, however, seemed to strengthen the belief that the Shamrock is a thoroughly dan gerous proposition. This is now a well grounded opinion, and if the two days of light airs have done anything they have I shaken that confident feeling that has prevailed among the backers of the Co- i lumbia. Those who have watched most closely every movement of the two yachts are firm in the belief that there is little to choose between them in a drift, .and ; as it is remembered that the Shamrock people have never asserted that she was a drifter it can be understood that there is reason for a rise In the Shamrock stock. Twice in the two days of racing there have been times when both boats were sailing under exactly similar conditions for an hour after the start on Tuesday j [and for a like length of time after -the j ! start on Thursday. ' ' Both were sailing \ dead before a light wind. -With the same spread of canvas. On Tuesday the Sham- ( rock drew away from the Columbia. On Thursday the Columbia drew away from i the Shamrock. No one can draw lines on j the racers from this, and it can safely be j said that the only change that has taken | place in the opinion of yachtsmen is one that tends to Increase the doubt. With her great mainsail snugly stowed on the boom under a waterproof cover the yacht Columbia lay at anchor off the Sea Beach pier at Bay Ridge to-day, rid ing out the easterly storm under the lee of the land. All her other sails were un bent and stowed below, where they will be kept dry until needed. Should there be rain and a strong breeze, however, the sails will not be spared to-morrow, for rain or shine, barring accidents, the yachts will start in their race and make a third attempt to complete the course of fifteen miles, to windward or leeward and back. When interviewed on board the tender St. Michaels to-day. C. Oliver Iselin, the Columbia's managing owner, said: "We know practically nothing more of the merits of the boats than we did .on Tuesday. If anything, we know less, for we did not turn the outer mark this time, but I have every confidence in the Colum bia's ability to" outsail the Shamrock on all points when we get a steady breeze. That's what we want— wind." Of yesterday's race Mr. Iselin added: "When we made that last turn we were not able to cross the Shamrock's bow, but in all the windward work of yesterday there was very little difference in the sail ing of the yachts. We were In the best position most of the time, and the Sham rock was only a few yards ahead when the race was called off." Mr. Iselin said the same guests would be on board the Columbia in to-morrow's race as were there on previous days. At sundown the wind jumped around to the westward of north and blew great guns for awhile. Captain Barr housed the Columbia's topmast at once, gave the yacht fifteen fathoms more cable, and made preparations for letting go the sec ond anchor. The weather looked decid edly dirty from the sailor man's stand point, so enough of the crew were kept on board to take care of her In any emer gency. As she is lying In a berth, with a shore under her lee, if she should part her cable in the night or drag her anchor dur ing the night some quick work would be necessary to save her from going on the beach or smashing against the Sea. Beach piers. »«./-< The early rising sailor men of the Co lumbia heard the whimpering of the wind at the Hook to-day and they saw In the rainstorm the prospect of a real day's rest. They needed it, too, for while the easy lolling excursion crowds who watch ed the race figured that the sailors must be working easier than any men they ever saw, the fact was that the crew, to a man, worked three times as hard as if a genuine race had been sailed. Eight times the spinnaker was sot and taken in, while the stowing of ballooners and topsails was a most momentous oc casion. When the men turned out to day they found that their spell of rest was to he very near a reality Mr. Iselin decided, for one thing, that it" would be good to move up to Bay Ridge. There was a look in the sky which hinted that some other anchorage might be better, so the consort was call ed ahead and a little after 9 o'clock the tow began. The Columbia was jogged along easily, like a racer down from the line. Two coastwise steamers passed her and the little clusters of storm-clad passengers gave her a cheer. A little under two hours from the time she left her anchorage inside the Horseshoe, the Columbia was anchored off Bay Ridge. The wind seemed to have an extra jam in it then and so after making fast to the buoy, the anchor was got over as well. Snugged down at last, the only work of the day for the white jacketed crew was done. This was the inspection of the racer. Aloft and below the Deer Island men climbed and worked. Every part had to stand ' inspection. Small chance there was/ indeed, of any strain haviae P 111 CE T4^iL^Cg2O^ NEW YORK, Oct. -Afloat and ashore to-day little else was talked about than the failure of the Columbia and Shamrock to have wind enough for a race on Thurs day, and the success of the Mar coni system of wireless teleg raphy. Only for wireless teleg raphy news of Thursday's con test between the yachts would have been lacking untiL the return of the excursion boats. Of this every one is convinced. Discussing this phase of the situation to-day the Evening Post made these editorial remarks: "Yesterday's attempt at yacht racing was again a failure, but the telegraphic reports of it were a tremendous success. In fact, the yachts disappeared in a haze, but observers on shore had to report something, and so they proceeded to draw freely on their imagina tion. The result was the most •rous bulletins conceivable. tip to 3 o'clock we had the racers only five miles or ho from the fin ish, with a race certain, and then suddenly came the cheerful an nouncement that the yachts had never even reached the outer ptakeboat. It was not much, con sidered as racing, but as reporting It was truly wonderful. Simply because the Herald saw fit to make use of Signor Marconi's invention the press of the city generally has sulked, refusing to give the new departure that credit which will in a short time be forced.* The Tribune and Times, however, have been exceptions. The former had this to say this morning: "Sigrnor Marconi again proved the efficiency and practicability of wireless telegraphy by dispatching from the vessel upward of 1000 words concerning the yacht race, besides a number of private mes sages, and receiving stock quota tions and dispatches to individuals on board without a hitch." Somewhat fatigued by the labor and worry of the last fortnight, Signor Marconi rested to-day, see ms his most intimate friends. To-morrow he will again be on the Ponce and the Herald and The Call will be kept informed of the race to the minute. There can be no failure. Communication will prac tically be direct with the Herald office, there being: only one relay, that of Navesink Highlands, which consumes an average of less than ten seconds. From the Grande Duchesse W. J. Clarke will also send wireless bulletins, working with the station on the Mackay- Bennelt cable ship. taken place In tho lady finders" breeze as It was called on board the St. Michaels. Back to tender the men turned for the noonday meal. The remainder of th.( afternoon was spent by all in their quarters. Mr. Iselin above, the men be low, each with one fervent wish for a strong wind. They casi few glances at their boat whir.' stir lay astern. But t hey kin'v. ahe was I ; i The Shamrock lay all day tossed on the i whitecapped waves off the Horseshoe, watched anxiously from the deck of the Erin by Sir Thomas Upton and his i guests. The only sign of life upon the ! deck was a sturdy sailor clad in oilskins, ! pacing back and forth, keeping watch. When Sir Thomas was told the Columbia ! had departed for a more sheltered an i chorage he asked laughingly if the Amer j lean beauty could not stand the wind and weather as well as the Shamrock. Nothing whatever has been done to the Shamrock since yesterday's race, as the light airs which floated across the water i could not have broken a linen thread, and I the overhauling of the rigging and the I halyards was dispensed with. Everything i that ingenuity could contrive or skill ef fect baa already been done upon the chal lenger, and she is now ready to abide the issue. She is in perfect condition for to morrow's race, and the last move to in sure a victory was taken this morning, when the entire crew, including both skippers of the challenger, had their hair cut short, in order, as Sir Charles Rus sell, a guest of Sir Thomas, remarked, ; that there would be no extra weight on board. The third set of spreaders, which were put In position about five minutes ] before Thursday's race, have been re moved, and in all probability will not be used at all, as they are deemed unneces sary and were not even tried in the last. race. I Sir Thomas Lipton expressly stated, when questioned on the subject, that Cap taii Ben Parker, skipper of the German Emperor's yacht Meteor, was on board ! the Shamrock pimply as a guest and friend of Skippers Hogarth and Wringe, and that, notwithstanding all reports to the contrary, he took no part at all In sailing the Shamrock In yesterday's race. Sir Thomas stated that the Shamrock had proved herself to be. an excellent drifter and that he was very much pleased with her performances In light airs. He said the challenger was at some? what of a disadvantage and that she' could not command the services of Mr. Fife, who designed her, and who is still confined within doors by his rheumatism, while Mr. Herreaboff was always on hand to give advice and oversee any alter ations or changes on the Columbia, no matter how trivial, which might be con templated or carried out. Mr. Russell was asked whether, If the Shamrock should succeed 1a her effort*