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Start — Outer mark — Finish — ; \; ; . -\ • .7;/v ; • Elapsed tune— . . Corrected time —
Shamrock .- .11:02:00 Shamrock 12:48:46 Shamrock .:. . . ". .v5-"55-'j5 Shamrock ... . . ............ . . . . : . 4:33:38 Shamrock ; 4 : 33-'3^
Columbia , 11:02:00 Columbia ........ 12:49:35 Columbia . .... .... .\. . . . ..... • . . .; 3:35:40 Columbia .... . . '.'. . . ..... . .... 4:33:40 Columbia 4 : 37 : 57
Course — Fifteen miles to "leeward and return. Weather — Fresh breeze from north-northwest, which gradually becaincfluky. .-; V , ¦
Columbia zvijts by ai seconds, corrected time. '. i * ;
ContinuVcl on Page Two.
dent of the Transvaal to be by no means
satisfactory. Mr. Kruger is believed "to
be slowly growing weaker physically and
mentally. His slowness In reaching a de
cision on important questions is 1 found to
be a serious hindrance to those working
in Europe in behalf of the Boer cause.
At the slightest question regarding his
health Mr. Kruger exhibits intense irri
tation and vehemently denies that he is
not strong. The approach of winter
causes anxiety, as Mr. Kruger refuses to.
leave Holland.
According to a remark made by a prom
inent Boer the former President's condi
tion would long since have been much
worse if hatred of Great Britain did not
nerve him to continue.
Secretary Long's Daughter Dead.
HINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 4.— Miss Helen
Long, daughter of Secretary of the Navv
Long, died at 9 o'clock to-night. Death
was caused by pulmonary trouble, which
had its Inception after close attention to
the social duties during Secretary Long's
first term in the Cabinet. She: went to
Colorado' Springs in November, 1S98, and
two weeks ago she started home.
»:tEW. YORK, Oct. 4.— With victory
p^L ' I flags floating from her towering
I . mas thead and the . ends of her
J spreaders in honor of her con
: A- .^ . eluding triumph in the cup races
; of 1901, the gallant sloop Colum
bia returned to her anchorage
to-night under the escort of the entire
excursion' fleet. She to-day completed her '
defense of the honored trophy in another
stirring race: Y/ith the Shamrock II over
a' 'leeward, and windward race of thirty
miles, crossing the finish line two seconds
behind her antagonist, but winning on the
time allowance conceded,. by the LIpton
boat by forty-one seconds.
For. the' second time she has now suc
cessfully foiled the attempt of the Irish
knight" to wrest from her possession the
cup that means the yachting supremacy
of , the world. And plucky Sir Thomas
LIpton, standing on the- bridge 'of the
Erin, 'led his . guests in three hearty
huzzas for the successful defender.
: : . . "She Is the Better Boat." .
; "She Is; the better boat," he said, "and
she deserves to'be cheered.".
; The series of ; races just closed will al
ways be "memorable as the closest. ever
sailed: for.. the cup, and Sir Thomas. ;al-
, though . defeated, will go home with : the
'satisfaction : of ' knowing '. that his golden
*',"Froni. those. who escaped the following
is learned: - September 24, while at break
fast; Corhpahy C was attacked at the sig
nal ringing ,'of . the convent bells by about
450bolomen, 200. from the, rear jof quarters
and . 200 A in' front simultaneously attacking
:the b'fflcers' quarters. -The "company was
completely surprised ¦ and ;the force" at
.tacklng the front gained possession of the
arms. : A- fight ensued for them; in' which
most .of the men met death in themess
rbom'in the rear. "The enemy was beaten
off- temporarily, by about twenty r five men
who gained their, arms. Sergeant ;Betron
assumed < command, endeavored k to collect
the' men and leave in', boats, but .was re
attacked by 'the enemy.' The strength of
the ' command/, was ; three officers and sev
enty-two," men; the killed are three offi
cers and: forty enlisted; men, missing six,
wounded 'thirteen, present thirteen.
. v ".The. party attacking the officers in the
convent retired through the church, large
numbers,: being, led '¦ ;by.-. ;the- President*.
Probably 101 rifles . were with th e com-
', ; ; : "•; ¦¦¦'" ':-'; giving further details of -the
attack 'on" Company C of the Ninth Regi
ment: "- 1 "'' !?"•.--'.¦. .' . ¦ ; : ?:¦•:_•; .
.-»- w WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.— The
>¥i^ if 1 War Department -to-night
,-".^"/m/' received the; following dis
; ,• patch from General' Chaff ee, :
I -'¦ :.i f '¦-. '.'?•* "•* dated Manila, October.4, and
De. Russey is the colonel of the Elev
enth'Regiment,-stationed near the acena
of the attack, . .. :;-.Z . .
"Ninth Infantry."
"September 30. "We have returned from
Balangiga. Drulllard explains the condi
tion ccrrectly. We landed yesterday. Tho
inhabitants deserted the town, firing one
shot. "We buried the three officers and
twenty-nine- men. A number of bodies
were burned. The quarters buildings
were fired as we entered. We secured or
destroyed most of the rations. All tho
ordnance j gone. The Insurgents secured
fifty-seven serviceable rifles and 28,000
cartridges. Forty-eight men of Company
C. Ninth Infantry, and one hospital corps
man were killed or are missing. Twenty
eight men are accounted for. We found
two in a boat en , route here. We burled
the dead, burned the town and returned
to Basey.
¦ "Ninth Infantry."
"De Russey has sent a strong company
to chastise the savages if found.
pany, twenty-six being saved and fifteen
lost. Twenty-five thousand rounds or
ammunition were lost. Ninety-five pris
oners outside the^uartel Joined in the at
tack at the signal. The boat of the missing
men of the. company was seized. Captain
Bookmiller may pick up the men.
¦racers, j like gulls with outstretched; pin
ions, had every inch of, canvas spread," all
their light i sails, including j bulging spin
nakers ' i and/, balloon , jib • topsails. \ Their
j crews ' were ¦/, gathered aft | ' to \ | keep the
¦heads of. the boats up, and thereafterjiiri-
Jtll the .outer . mark was reached ': it was
merely 'a. Question of holding'on'to'all the.
canvas ¦'. and ; letting . the ', wind Mo • the rest.
'Notwithstanding 'the; fact;, that the 'Co
lumbia'beat the ":" Shamrock ' before' the
wind. last' Saturday,' the challenger-. to-day,
gained, slowly, but steadily 'all, the t way;'out
and rounded :'f orty-riirie sVcohds before the
defender, ¦]: ';havirig^ actually". ; gained i one
minute" ; and- four seconds. ¦ fmmediately.
after, trie yachts; turned. their^noses/- Into
the - wind for /the beat ; home th"e breeze
moderated "and. turned ;'fluky. The'skip
pers split tacks; each seafcriirig! for, wind,
with .the result that :first- one would get
a -life and/Jheh the" other. "At 'one-time
the Columbia; seemed V mile ahead/when
a .'sudden . cant> of ¦; the "wind allowed ,the,
Shamrock, to vpolnt; hearer, the mark and
a mile from home the challenger appeared
to be /leading " by fully half a' niile.\ * The
talent.- began ,' to feel : nervous, but as Tthe
yachts j approached the ¦ finish the Yankee
skipper ... by. some miraculous 'legerdemain
shoved, his. boat (into the light air, like ia.
During "this : series of races not -an un-;
toward Incident has ;. occurred, <" and | Sir'
Thomas .will . return", to ! England • far .the
most popular -of all-} the foreigners who
i have challenged ; for ; . - the ' America's
trophy. ¦.;/¦*.'¦:.¦¦*•¦: . >;'¦:' . ; ." : .\ "¦.':';- i-'; ¦*••';*'
To-day's race, on ; paper,- was the clos-'
est of the series, but : because -of? the
flukinessfio'f the wind on the beat '.home,;
as a contest of the relative' merits of. the
yachts, ifls not to be:'compare\ilwith;;thV
magnificent, truly run r and royally fought
battles. on- Saturday,,' and yesterday:', ,The.
condition's of the race at the start : to-day,
were very : similar to'; those^f yesterday.
The wind' was strong, and from the shore
embroidering the' sea with foam ¦ and r pll->
Ing up no swell— ideal 'conditions for-thV
challenger •- ' ' ¦ ¦' : - -'"-\ \ **!-'
• Every Inch of Canvas Spread. ;.
The' racers were -sentvaway before the
wind, each carrying 'penalty for 'crossing
the , line ' after 'the handicap gun.- J No offl- ?
clal : record | is' kept of trie time ' after, that
gun is" fired, .but the; expert3^,wlth- stop'
watches estimated the; Columbia's'handi
cap; at fifteen -seconds / and "^ the - Sham
rock's at;.thirty seconds:*. The contest 'of
the- yachts, fleeing ¦¦¦befoYe;: the ; wind was'
picturesque' ' but not ', excltiner. .^ The'/ big \
yacht is the ablest foreign boat that ever
orossed the w'esterh ocean." ."^f • * *¦ ":.
Protests Against Appointment of Buller and Wood
and Demands Recall of Kitchener.
LON"DON, Oct L— "In spite of the
pledges of the Government the
whole army machine is to be
hauled back as soon as it may
be to the old rules of importance.
pretense and collapse." writes
Rudyard Kipling In a striking: letter to
the Spectator upon the appointment of
Sir Reavers Buller and Sir Evelyn "Wood
to command army corps. This pungent
sentence voices the national feeling that
has prevailed this week without regard
to party politics.
All the weeklies, regardless of politics,
take the Government to task.
"The English people." again to quote
from Kipling, "have paid no small price
in money and in blood that there might
be born an army handled by fit and
I>roven leaders."
The Spectator comes out- boldly, not
only with a declaration that the appoint
ments of Buller and Wood are absurd,
but with a demand that Kitchener be re
called and that Roberts be sent out again.
THE HAGUE, Oct. 4.-A. D. Wolmar-
Jins, one of the Boer envoys who has been
visiting Mr. Kruger at Hilversum, found
the mental condition of the former Preai-
Force. of Troops • Is : Sent in Pursuit of the Treach
. erbus Natives and Their Town Is Burned.
In Nerve - Straining Finish the Gallant Defender
Columbia Again Defeats the Shamrock II.
The San Francisco Call

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