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THE BHOOKEYN DAIL7Y EAGEE F O U B O’CLOCK. N E W Y O R K , T H U R S D A Y , OCTOBER 5, 1 8 9 9 .- V O L . 59. NO. 2 7 6 . - 1 8 PA G E S . rop V R ir,iiT . 1S03, BY THE BROOKLVX D A ILY EA G L E . T H R E E C E N T S . mmm is AFAIBLEAD. Prospects of Finishing the Race Within Time Limit Are Doubtful. THE CHALLENGER FIRST AWAY C o lum b ia Quickiy Overhauls th e Sham rock in a Light Wind. BARR DOES BETTER WORK. In J o c k e y i n g fo r th e L in e H e S h o w s H i m s e l f a M a t c h fo r H o g a r t h . W h e n th e E a g le went to press th e Issue of th e second day's racing for the Am erica’s cup was by no m eans certain. L ight w inds and a hazy sky pjrevented the experts from form ing an y satisfactory conclusions as to th e outcom e of th e contest which started off Sandy H o o k shortly after 11 o ’c lock. The Colum b ia apparently has a good lead. Sham rock crossed the lin e first, but was qu ick ly overhauled by th e defender and af­ terw a rd was practically o u t of th e race. STORY OF THE RACE. A t 10:30 th e com p a ss sig n a ls w e re hoisted on th e com m ittee boat, th e tug Luckenbach. T h e flags sen t up to the trlatlc sta y were D C I. A c cording to the New* York Y a cht Club code th is m e a n t that the course w a s to th e sou th e a s t by east, fifteen m iles and return. T h e wind at th is tim e w a s very ligh t from northeast, s o that the boats bad to start dead run before th e wind. A t 10:45 th e gun was fired on th e -com m it­ tee boat, th e blue peter set and a red ball run up to the trlatlc stay. W h en th e gun w a s fired the C o lum b ia and th e Sham rock were to the w e a ther of the startin g lin e w ith th e ir fore sta y s a ils low'ered. A s soon as the first sign a l had been given the Sham rock trim m ed sh e e ts and loafed along in an easterly direc­ tion until w e ll past the com m ittee tug. T h e S h a m r o c k (J® L in e —B a r r T r ie s fo r t h e W e a t h e r G a u g e . P u ttin g her tiller to starboard. Captain W r in g e beaded b is boat m o re up into th e wind and finally tacked around th e tug, and w ith sheets s t i l l w e ll aft, boom to port, work­ ed slow ly down across th e line, leavin g th e ligh tsh ip t o starboard. The Colum b ia did n o t follow her rival around th e tug, goin g back across th e lin e , leaving th e regatta com m it­ tee’s boat to starboard. It w a s Captain Barr’s Intention to get up to w e a ther of bis rival. If possible, s o after th e Sham r o ck had round­ ed the tug th e Colum b ia crossed her wake and, com in g about, follow e d her rival down across th e lin e . A t 10:45 th e preparatory signal w'as blow n and by th is tim e th e two racers w e r e w e a ther of th e line. Then they both came d r ifting up close to th e ligh tsh ip, the Colum b ia com ing down across the lin e , close to the ligh tsh ip, and com ing about sailed slow ly back, leaving the lig h t s h ip . to port. T h e Sham rock also beaded tow a rd th e lin e but did not cross. Captain H o g a r th w e n t about and ran back to w h e r e he started from , breaking out his bal­ loon forestays as he did so. H e was not quick enough, for the Colum b ia had com o down w ith a good move on and gybing her boom to starboard w a s to w e a ther of th e green boat. A T a c ti c a l V i c to r y f o r C a p ta i n B a r r . The last b it of work w a s rather tam e, be­ cau s e the lig h t breeze did n o t m o v e the rac­ ers along a t m u ch mors than a sn a il’s pace. S t ill it w a s a victory for Captain Barr and show e d that the E n g lish skippers are not so m u ch better in m a n euvering for th e sta r t Uian th e skipp e r of the A m e r ican boat. It w'as ju s t on e m inute before 11 o’clock when th e boats ranged up alm o s t side by side, th e Sham rock being ju s t a few feet In the van, and her rival hold ing a position th a t enabled her to get the best of th e breeze. A t 10:59:30 the Sham rock’s big spinnaker w a s broken out, balloon Jibs on each having been set a few seconds previously. The big spinnaker on the challenger began to pull the m o m e n t i t w a s in place and helped m o v e her dow n across the line. W h e n th e startin g signal w a s given at 11 o’clock both boats were w ith in a short d is­ tance of the lin e , but the a ir w a s so lig h t th a t th e y did not have m u ch w a y on. T h e Colum ­ bia’s spinnaker w a s broken out after the startin g sign a l had been given, and so close togeth e r w e re the tw o racers that th e Colum ­ bia’s m a in sail lapped over the Sham rock’s spinnaker and prevented it from draw ing w e ll. The boats w e re on ly a few seconds apart when they crossed th e line. T h e sm o k e of th e gun fire that had given th e m the sign a ls hung gray in th e air, and th e tw o b o a ts broke through, the Sham rock, w ith th e spurt which had given her first place over th e lin e , m issing all but a few rings of It; th e Colum bia, which was ju s t off the m ark boat, catching nearly all of it. So they were off. It was difficult to d is tin c tly see th e racers, but far down on th e horizon where the torpe­ do boats were lyin g the spurts of steam w e n t up which show e d their know ledge of what was going on. The course set took the boats, practically, righ t out to sea and th e r e were hurried changings of plans of many of the excu r s ion boats. The racers were carrying their sa ils alik e . Forward th e big ballooners filled and sagged w ith th e fickle breeze, w h ile the spinnakers seem e d to draw but little. C o lB * a ^ j, P raw ls XTp on Sham rock an d 4 : ‘T a k e s the Xead. The first five m inutes were not cheering for Captain B a r t . Tli© half length lead of th o Sham rock at the start was lengthened ou t un til clear w ater show ed. The Colum b ia’s sa il filled, and then she w'ent on and caught her opponent. Inch by inch she crept up un­ til sh e had a lead of one length and a half. The fair w e a ther C o lum b ia disciples began to cheer up. Captain H o garth bad practically all b is men aft, but a few green caps could be seen forward. One could alm o s t feel th e order that was given, for th e men hurried aft and U really seem e d that if the bead of th e Sham rock lifted . H e r spinnaker pole seem e d to be set forward further and th e spurt was on. Clear w a ter went by, th e Shamrock nipped the stern o f th e Colum b ia and w a s m a k ing good headw a y . The sa ilin g m a n e u v e r s w e r e n o w on for good. Captain H o g a r th eased h is sheets still fu r ther off, w'hilc Captain Barr, perhaps w ith the wind carom ing Idea In h is m ind, began to g e t m o re of his sh e e t aboard. W h a tever th e ex a c t idea o f the m ove it redounded to th e credit of th e Y a n k c e -Scotch skipper, for tho Am erican boat began to drop* th e Sham rock perceptibly. By 11:20 th e fu ller w a y of tho Colum b ia w a s noticeable and in ton m inutes the lead was one bt three ship len g th s . H o w ever unpatriotic th e w ind may have been on T u e s ­ day old B o r e a s acted as a decidedly neutral party to-day. H e filled ou t the b ig balloon­ ers for both craft as round and fair as a N e w E n g land apple and then he stopped. The club top sail he left to sw a y uneasily, w h ile the spin n a k e r s were w r inkled and life ­ less. N o t h i n g b u t a D r i f t i n g M a tch. H o p e a s one would it w a s nothing but a driftin g m a tch th a t was being w a tched. E v e n th e Jump of the sea w’as m issin g and th e fleet of excu r s ion boats filed a lon g like so m a n y sober m inded burghers. And y e t th e coppery sky, which som e of the city w a tchers th o u g h t w a s due to som e m a m m o th sm o k e nu isan c e bad prom ise of w ind. It w a s about 11:45 when it began to seem as though som e of tho w e a ther rum o rs would be kept. Both craft g o t a puff w ith a sh if t , and In three m inutes th e spinnakei^ were taken in w ith a rush. H o g a r th and W ringe had a hurried consu ltation on th e Sham rock. T h e breeze was now north-northw e s t, and th e Sham r o ck's boom cam e In w ith it. T h e y took their sta y s a il in, sen d log it in stop s again. By noon when th is m o v e had been ten m inutes in action, a chance was opened to com p a re tho resu lt s of the work on both boats. The Sham r o ck had gained. Colum b ia's m a insail w a s trim m ed too fiat w h ile the Sham r o c k ’s fell off, brought m ore wind and« th e great green boat w a s footing faster. F u r ­ therm o r e th e Sham rock had been put in a w indw a r d position and w a s b e a d in g it now on w h a t bad changed from a broad run to som e thin g very lik e a reach. THE RACE BY BULLETINS. W e stern U n ion Cable Boat. 11:06—T h e Sham rock, a t the preparatory signal, m ade ready her spinn a k e r and a s the gun fired broke it out. She had been tim ed so w e ll th a t in a second after th e gun was fired sh e was over th e line, h e r spinnaker draw ing w e ll and fu ll. A t th e sam e tim e the Colum b ia bad gybed and was endeavoring to g e t out her spinnaker, but. s h e w a s n o t as quick as the Sham rock and had gone over th e lin e before it w a s up and then som e few second s passed before it drew w e ll. T h e w ind is blow ing n o t m ore than th r e e knots. ............ , H igh lands of .jFJnvesinjk, 11:11—The Sham ­ rock Is now, a b o u t a hundred yards ahead. T h e wind is off shore, a s it w a s on T u e sday, when th e race ended. It Is apparently puffy and it looks as If Sham r o ck benefited by on e of th e s e puffs. S h a m r o c k S l i g h t l y in th e L e a d . W e stern U n ion Cable Boat, Sandy H o o k L ightship , 11:15—T h e p o s ition s of the boats have not changed. Both th e yachts are run­ n in g sou th e a s t by east, th e Sham rock slig h t ­ ly in the lead. H igh lands of N a v e sin k , 11:17—The Sham ­ rock leads th e C o lum b ia and still to be pu lling ou t a bit on her rival. From th is p o in t she looks to be about 100 yards ahead. C o lum b ia C reeps H p on th e C h a llen g e r . H igh lands of N a v e sin k , 11:19—A p p a rently a favorable puff of .wind has sen t th e C o lum ­ bia up on th e Sham r o ck’s stern and the d e ­ fend ing yach t seem s to be not m ore than fifty yards behind th e C h a llenger. H igh lands of N a v e sin k , 11:20—B o a ts have now sailed about tw o m iles and are about ten m iles due ea s t from this point. M a c k a y -B e n n e tt Cable B o a t. 11:39—The rac­ ers are now about three m iles off. but can barely be discerned in haze. They appear to be on very even term s. W ind is lig h t and ap­ parently fallin g . C o n d itio n s TTnfavorahle fo r S a i l i n g th e H a c e W i t h i n th e L im i t. M a c k a y -B e n n e tt Cable Boat, 11:45—The conditions a t th is tim e are decidedly unfavor­ able for fin lsb lng the race w ithin the tim e lim it. L o n g Branch, N. J., 12:19— The yachts can Just be m a d e out from here. T h e Sham rock appears to h a v e a lead on Colum bia. B o th are on port tack. H a zy outside. W ind vary­ ing; appears to be sh if t in g southw a rd. L o n g Branch, N. J., 12:26— W e a ther bureau reports wind veerin g to south w e s t, velocity ten m iles an hour. J# i g h i , V a r itib le a n d D e c r e a s i n g W in d s Do N o t P r o m ise F a v o r ­ ab le C o n d itio n s . S h a m r o c k A p p a r e n t l y In c r e a s e s H e r L e a d . L o n g , B ranch, N . J., 12:27—T h e Sham rock seem s to h a v e increased her lead. A s near as can be seen from here the Sham rock Is carry­ ing a balloon jib topsail, foreatay sail, m a in­ sail and club topsail. Long B e a c h , 12:47—T h e entire fleet has passed east of th is station. The tw o yachts are dim ly discern ib le from here, but It Is Im­ possible to say w h ich is in th e lead. Long B e a c h , 12:48 P. M.—A s the yachts are ranging from this point th e one w ith the b ig­ gest club top sail appears to be astern . (T h is would indicate th a t the Sham rock had lo s t her lead.) C o lum b ia a n B i g h t h o f a M ile in th e L e a d a t 12:20. A ssociated P r e ss D ispatch B o a t Service, M ackay B e n n e tt Boat, 1:15—W h en the A sso­ ciated Press D ispatch boat left th e race at 12:20 Colum b ia w a s one-elgbtb of a m ile ahead. C o lum b ia In c r e a s e s H e r L e a d t o N e a r l y a M ile. Long B each, 1:25 P. M.— F rom 12:20 to 1:25 the C o lum b ia increased her lead over th e Sham rock from half a m ile to nearly a m ile. H ighlands of N a v e s in k , 1:25 P. M.—The wind off here appears to have shifted from sou th w e s t to southeast. If the sam e condi­ tion s prevail w h ile the yach ts are sa ilin g hom e they w ill have a free wind and scarce­ ly any w indward work. T h e wind while not very strong g iv e s ind ications of increasing and som e sm a ll boats tw o m iles off shore are running a lo n g n icely. S i g n s of a n In c r e a s i n g B r e e z e P r o m ise T h a t B a c e W i l l Be F in ish e d . H igh lands of N a v e s in k , 1:33—T h e sou tb - Plfitt'M C lilo r id e s ns n D isin f e c ta n t Is recom m e n d e d as ju s t w h a t every fam ily needs. —Adv. east breeze is increasin g here and Is now blow ing about six knots an hour and show s sig n s of gain in g stren g th. If it holds out th e yachts will probably be able to finish in tim e lim it. M ackay B e n n e tt Boat, 1:45— T h e boats are ju s t In sigh t. T h e r e is a w ide distance be­ tw e e n them . Very hazy and little wind. B a c e r s B u n I n t o a P a t c h o f Calm. Long B each. 1:50—Both boats can be Indis­ tin c t ly seen. T h e y are p r a c tically becalm ed. L o n g B each, 2:04— Both boats are still be­ calm ed, one h e a d in g to the eastw a r d , the other appears to be beading to th e southw a r d . L o n g Branch, 2:06—Both yach ts now appear to have caught a slig h t puff of wind. They appear to be heading about north e a s t on the starboard tack. F a r Rockaway, 2:0S—W ind h a s shifted to the southw a r d , not blow ing over three m iles an hour at th e m o s t. Sandy H o ok L ightship. 2:05— T h e wind has changed to southeast and has brisked up a bit. Long Beach, 2:30— Both boats now seem to be beading east on the starboard tack, near to each oth e r . T h e y are both carrying balloon jib top sails, m a insails and club topsails. Tbc boats can hardly be seen. F a r Rockaway, 2:34—A U n ited States life savin g telephone report from P o in t Lookout says the yachts have not turned the stake boat yet. P o int Lookout Is five m iles from L o n g Beach. Y a c h t s A p p a r e n t l y N o t M o re T h a n 100 Y a r d s A p a r t . L o n g Beach, 2:35—Both yachts are now heading due east on the starboard tack. They have caught a lig h t breeze from tho south­ ward. The yachts do not seem from, here to be more than 100 yards apart. Sandy Hook L ightship, 2:30— The yachts are j u s t visible. Both on starboard tack and from here It would seem th a t th e y have not y e t rounded stakeboat. T b c w ind freshens every m inute and will be w ith them on the hom e roach. It is a question w h e ther they w ill be able to u s e spinnakers running home. Long Beach, 2:37—Both yach ts have taken in their balloon jib top s a ils and are carrying th e ir sta y s a ils jib s and sm a ll jib topsails. A t 2:38 1-2 both boats had tacked to port and were heading about south southw e st w’lth a ligh t southerly breeze blowing. H ighlands of N a v e sin k . 2:43—A portion of th e excursion fleet can ju s t be seen from th is point in the haze, but as y e t noth in g can bo seen of the com p e tlting yachts. Long B each, 2:52—The boats are still bold­ in g the port tack. W ind south; breeze light. Sandy H ook, 2:50'—It looks from here as if the two yachts w e re now h a v in g a long stretch for the turn buoy. L i f t i n g I ’o g S h o w s Y a c h t s a Q u a r ter of a M ile A p a r t . H igh lands of N a v e sin k , 2:57—T h e fog has ju s t lifted and it seem s a s though the tw o yach ts w e r e running to th e ligh tsh ip before the wind and very close togeth e r . It is im ­ possible to say w h ich Is ahead. M.' F i n i s h W i t h i n th e T im e L im it. 3:02—The two yach ts can be m o re plainly seen now. The leadin g boat now appears to be about a quarter of a m ile ahead. They w ill seem in g ly have no dlfflcutly in finishing w ith in the tim e lim it. BEFORE THE RACE. W hen yachtin g N e w York arose at about 5:30 this m o r n ing and rubbed th e sleep from its eyes th e first glances ou t of th e windows caused a feelin g of disappointm e n t. H ardly a breath of air was stirrin g and a blanket of m ist hov’erod 'over th e roofs. B u t as the sun peered up on th e horizon and gave color to th e tall buildings the sky began to clear under th e influence of a ligh t sou th w e s terly wind. At the anchorages off Bay R idge and at Quarantine steam yachts and sa ilin g craft were early astir. The old cup defender. V igi­ lant, off T o m p k lnsvllle, w a s th e first sa il­ ing vessel to head seaw a r d . She got under way about 6:30 A. M., and w ith ju s t enough of th e m o r n ing air to keep her sa ils bellying out, hugged the Staten Island shore for the “avenue puffs,” as she glided gen tly toward th e N a r row s. Off th e B a ttery a t 6:45 there was a scene of pleasant bustle. A fleet of about forty newspaper tu g s end steam yachts assem b led there to tak e on board th e ir pas­ sengers for the day. E v e r y elevated railroad train, trolley car or horse car landed a batch of yacht en th u s iasts in th a t vicin it y . W inter overcoats, yachtin g caps, g o lf caps and m a r ine glasses w'ere th e general d istin g u ish in g m arks of th is m erry throng. L i g h t a n d V a r i a b l e W in d s . In the vicin ity of 7 o ’clock the w ind shifted m ore to th e westward and freshened consid­ erably. Q u ite a n ice little ripple sw e p t over the w a ters ol the Upper Bay, th e sa ilin g craft hoisted th e ir canvas and headed for the Hook, and th e early birds am o n g the steam craft be­ gan th e journey to the scene of th e com b a t be­ tw e e n the Sham r o ck and the Colum bia. The first report from the H ighlands of Navesink at 7:35 A. M., said the w ind was about w est, blow ing about eigh t knots and show ing signs of Increasing. Old sailors there predicted that the w ind would be m o r e to th e north b e ­ fore the day was over. O b servation at that hour from the H ighlands to the south and east showed that the breeze was apparently blow ing about ten m iles an hour; to th e north and w e st It was not m o re than four m iles. The haze which obscured the I-^ong Island shore showed sign s of disappearing a.s the sun cam e out. E a rly risers at Sandj Hook also took a look around to see what the prospects for a race would be. Tfad*wlnd was ligh t from the w e st. Som e said it looked “rather b lu e ,’’ but w eather w ise’^people said that before the day grew much older there would be pome wind, enough to start the yach ts and that before finishing they m ight have all the wind they desired. T h e weather was pleasant at th e H o ok, and a lig h t sea was running. B a c i n g C rew s G e t ti n g S a i ls in Shape. B efore 6:30 A. M. the crew on th e Columbia had her jib and staysail up in sto p s and «the cover was taken off the m a in sail. The Sham­ rock’s people had by that tim e uncovered her m a insail and had hoisted her Jib up in stops. Then the crews prepared to go to breakfast and waited for fu r ther orders. T h e V i g i l a n t H a s to Be T a k e n i n Tow. A fter drifting about the bay for nearly an hour the old cup defender V igilan t was obliged to take a tow lin e from a passing tu g and passed out of th e N a rrows. T h e Earl of M lnto, governor general of Canada, and Lady M into, drove down to tho Q u a rantine wharf at 8 o ’clock, where they boarded th e steam b o a t G overnor Flower, w h ich proceeded down th e bay to intercept Commodore M organ’s yacht Corsair. Lord M lnto’s party wdll be th e gu e s ts of Com­ m odore M organ during to - d a y ’s yacht race. At 8:30 th e wind at t h e H igh lands was still from th e w e stw a r d or south of that but li a d l c a l * T e l l Y o u r D r e N s m a k e r t o U s e Snap H ooks and E y e s on y o u r dresses. You w ill like them .—Adv. seem e d to have fallen during the previous half hour and did not blow much over six knots. Two or three tu g s w ith barges In tow cam e along the coast from the sou th , and all tb c barges had their sails set to take advan tage of the w ind but the breeze apparently did not help them to any great extent. T h e w e a ther rem a ined rather thick off shore and a t 8:40 Sandy Hook ligh tsh ip w a s still hidden by th e m ist. The w e sterly breeze brought w ith it warm Indian sum m e r conditions, but th e air was lifeless and did not have the snap in it os was the case early Tuesday m orning. A t 8:45 the wind had dropped to about five knots at th e H ig h ­ lands. A few lig h t streak s could be seen on th e w a ter off the beach. T u g s T a k e the C k a ll e n g e r a n d D e f e n d e r in Tow. At 8:45 th e tug L a w rence cam e alongside the Sham rock and took a line from the big green racer. The m ooring was cast off and the Sham r o ck started for the lightship. Ju s t before sh e left her m o o r ings the crew began h o istin g th e big malDsail. F iv e m inutes after the Sham rock started the C o lum b ia was also taken In tow by a tu g and a s w a s the case on Tuesday th e A m erican boat follow e d her rival ou t by the Hook. T h e Sham rock’s m a insail was w e ll up by th e tim e she had got past the point and the crew im m e d iately began sending the big club top sail aloft. This sa il was also se t in quick tim e . T h e C o lum b ia’s xnalnsall took longer to set and It was not until sh e was two m iles off th e point of the Hook that th e crew* b e ­ gan th e work of sending aloft her clubtop- sail. The Colum b ia was about half a m ile astern of th e Sham rock as they proceeded out to th e ligh tsh ip. A t 9:15 the wind was still ligh t from th e w e s t- s o u th w e s t , although frequent puffs could be fe lt scurrying ou t to sea. The haze had cleared sufflciontly to enable the observer at th e H igh lands to faintly discern the Sandy H o o k ligh tsh ip , eigh t m iles distant. T h e O ld A m e r ica A p p e a r s on th e Scene. H a lf an hour after the two latest con­ testa n t s for the A m e r ica's cup passed out for the day’s contest tho yacht th a t originally brought th is trophy to th e s e shores also sta r t ­ ed ou t from her anchorage inside the Hook. T h e A m e r ica, in her w h ite dress, seem e d to cut but little figure beside the m a jestic pro­ portions of the tw’o latest rivals for the cup. S t ill, a s she started out, she wa.s the object of considerable Interest to those com ing down from th e city *on th e excursion fleet. O n ly a few tu g s and ono or two steam yach ts accom ­ panied th e racers to the startin g point. The old cup defender V igilant ran ahead of the tw'o new’er boats with her w orking topsail set. S h a m r o c k F i r s t a t t h e L i g h t s h i p . A p p a r e n tly ow ing to th o uncertainty as to the sta r t in g point and of the course both yachts were towed out to th e ligh tsh ip w ith the clu b t o p s a lls set over m a in sails, the Sham ­ rock arriving there first, about 0:50, with th e C o lum b ia about a m ile behind. Tho tw o big racers w e r e accom p a n ied ou t to the ligh tsh ip by a num b e r of newspaper tugs, but the excur- ion fleet proper did not put in an appearance at th e H o o k until nearly 10 o’clock. T h e B r i n Goes t o T a k e H e r P lace i n L in e A b o u t th a t tim e th e Erin, w ith a large party on board, nearly a ll of whom were brought from th e . c ity on th e tug V o lunteer, left her anchorage inside th e H o o k and started a lter tho tw o yachts. T h e w'lnd at 9:50 w*as blow ing off the Jersey shore a t a velocity of about seven knots, but Showed little Indications of increasing m a ­ teria lly . It still held to th e w e st of sou th ­ w e st, a m o s t unfavorable quarter for startin g th e yach ts either to the wMndward or leew a r d of Sandy H o o k Lightship, and at 10 o’clock It seem e d probable that the starting line would have to be changed. The sky w a s com p a ra­ tiv e ly clear, although to th e south there ap­ peared to be a heavy bank of clouds, which seem e d to forebode a storm in th a t direction. M e m b e r s of th e Ne-w Y o r k Y a c h t C lub Off to See th e R a c e . A larger crowd of yachtin g enth u siasts than on T u e sd a y gathered at N e w York Yacht Club rendezvous, off the foot of E a st T w e n ty-sixth street, th is m orning. From 7:30 up to 9:30 th e r e w a s a constant stream of carriages, coaches, traps and people on foot arriving at th e pier, ready to bs taken off on the launches. N e a rly everybody carried overcoats, heavy cloofks, Jackets and field glasses. The in t e r e s t in the contest w a s keener than on Tuesday, because of the closeness of the race that day, and the crowd *>vas buoyed up by the hope of a good race, with plenty of excitem e n t. By 10 o ’clock all th e yachts had loft the ren ­ d e z v o u s and were on their way down the bay. P r e l i m i n a r y S a i li n g A r o u n d th e S t a r t ­ in g P o i n t . A fter th e Shamrock had cast off her tow lin e sh e started on a long run to the so u th ­ east, going off In that direction from the ligh tsh ip for over a m ile, evidently for the purpose of stretch in g her sails. T h e Colum bia, on th e other hand, hung around near the ligh tsh ip , and at 10 o’clock took down her club topsail. 'The big sail was on the deck about five m in u tes when it was again hoisted, the crew sending It up on th e starboard side of th e m a insail. E x c u r s io n F l e e t A r r i v e s a t th e L i g h t ­ ship. By 10:15 the first of the excursion fleet had Starln, Joanna. John Lenox, Isabel, Cathar­ ine, Ram bler, Sirius, V iking, O n eonta, Cam­ bridge, Grand Republic, Plym o u th, Glen Isl­ and, Shinnecock, Richard Peck. Montauk, N e p tune, Dolphin, Mount Hope, Park City, St. Johns, J. S. W arden and Gayhead. DEPARTURES FOR THE RACE. IS a n y P r i v a t e P a r t i e s on. S team T a c h ts . E x c u r s io n S team e rs C a r r ied L a r g e Crovrds. An enorm o u s crowd of persons gathered at th e foot of W e st Thirty-fifth street a t 8 o ’clock th is m o r n ing to go aboard th e w a itin g yachts tor the race. Commodore J. Plerpont M organ’s Corsair had a party o l a hundred. She left at ten m inutes after 9 o’clock. George G ould’s A ta- lanta had a party of si.xty and h is brother H o w a rd’s Niagara carried seventy gu e s ts be­ sid e tho ow n e r and his w ife. The Josephine, w ith P.A .B . W ldener,G eorge B. and J. E. W l- dener of Philadelphia and forty gu e s ts also left this point. Others startin g from here were th e E n terprise, A. J. C assatt, th e V a m oose, th e fastest of the fleet; Frank H. M errill and th e A v enel, W. T. and J. T. .Spalding of B o s ­ ton. An even larger crowd ol yach tin g en th u s i­ a s t s than on T u e sday, gathered a t the N e w Y o rk Y a c h t Club rendezvous oft th e foot of E a s t T w e n ty-sixth street this m o r n ing to go to the second race of the series betw e e n tho Colum b ia and the Shamrock. From 7:30 o ’clock up to 9:30 o ’clock there w a s a constant stream of carriages, coaches, traps and people on foot arriving at the pier, ready to be taken off on tho little launches from th e steam yachts out in the water. People carrying overcoats and heavy cloaks and Jackets and field glasses were plentiful. T h e dock was crowded and beside th e visitors ow n in g yachts and the Invited guests there were m any m en unloading wagons filled w ith lunches and flowers for yachts which were to add to the day’s enjoym ent down th e bay. The Interest was keener than on T u e sday because o f the closeness of the race that dav and the crowd w a s buoyed up by th e expectancy of a good day and a good race w ith plenty of ex­ citem e n t of a close run. By 10 o ’clock all the yachts had le f t th e ren­ dezvous and were on their way down the bay T h e re w e r e more steam yachts off the pier th is m o rning than in m any a day and for a tim e there w a s a forest of m a s ts over the water. The Republic, flying the N ew York Yacht Club flag carried a crowd of club m e m b ers and th e ir friends. Over at pier 1 th e sam e scone w a s duplicated. A t th a t pier tho steam b o a t Gay Head, chartered by the A tlan tic Y a cht Club, took on her passengers. O u tside on the yacht landing there was an alm o st continuous stream of corrlages. A TERRIBLE RUMOR. TTneonfirmed R e p o r t T h a t a L a r g e S team s h ip H a d S u n k an d H u n d r e d s H a d B e e n D row n e d . T H E DOGGETT IN D I C T M E N T R e g a r d e d a s a n O u t r a g e in E d u c a t i o n a l C ir c l e s . V ice Principal Dof^sott of ihn com m ercial departm ent of tho B o y s ’ III k I i S«‘hool refused to be iiilerviow e d thi.s raornInR in relation to tho story of his indictm e n t as published in y e s t e r r l a y ’B E a sle. .Mr. Dogs^'ti said that he bad nothing whatever to .say about the case. H e inlim u ted, how e v e r, as the reporter was leavin g his olllce in the school bu ild in g s , that h e m ight have a statem e n t to m a k e in a few* Mr. D o g g e tt surrendered h im s e lf to tho U n ited States authorities yesterday afternoon and was adrnided in hall in $l,r»00. his bonds­ m a n being Edward Ball. In education a l cir­ cles the Indictm ent of .Mr. D o g g e tt is regarded as m ore or less <it an outrage, it being staled by several that after an investigation into tho m a tter, before the indictm e n t was found, tbo alm o st unanim o u s opinion w a s th a t Mr. D o g g e tt was clearly innocent of the offense charged. It was also stated that th e C.ommer- cial Iligh School conun ittee held a very thor­ ough investigation of the charges and com­ p letely exonerated Mr. D o g g e ti. even going to the exten t of sen d ing a statem e n t to D is­ trict A ttorney P e ttit of Us conclusions. Tbo ind ictm e n t was a groat surprise to all. F A T H E R M A L O N E IL L . H a s B e e n in B o o r H e a l t h S in c e H i s R e ­ tu r n F r o m C o u n tr y . Father Malone returned a w e e k ago from h is country home. lie has been In poor health sin c e and Is at present attended by Drs. B lalsdell and Burnett, who are assisted by one of the French sister.s of th e Bon Secour Order, who Is acting as nurse. F a th e r Malone told the E a g le reporter to-day that he had so far Improved that he e.xpected to be out again soon. H e expressed the greatest regret that bo had been unable to w itn e s s the D e w e y cele­ bration, but had seen w ith pleasure som e of the pyrotechnic displays from hie bed. ENGINEER JONES DISMISSED. P a r k C o m m issioner B r o w e r D r o p s a C ity E m p lo y e W h o s e A c ts H a v e Been M u c h C r iticised. A t 2:30 th is afternoon the E a g le received a dispatch from tb c cable ship th e M ackey- B o n n e tt, th a t a large excursion steam e r, which was follow in g the wacht race, had been in collision, was said to have su n k w ith all on board. T h is rum or m u st have reached a num b e r of people, for w ithin th e next fifteen m in­ u t e s the E a g le received a dozen telephone inquiries regarding the reported accident. It proved im p o ssible either to verify the rum o r or to have it denied. It was im p o ssible to reach th e M ackey- B e n n e tt by telegraph. T h e A ssociated Press observers at different points on th e New Jersey and Long Island shores had seen no such accident. . A t the M aritim e Exchange the .same rumor had been received w ith the further detail th a t 400 persons had been drowned. BOERS HEAR BORDER. Report That They Have Begun I General Artillery IVIovement Is Denied. KAFFIR AID FOR TRANSVAAL? sto r y T h a t Savages Are Accom­ panying th e Boer Forces. M ■'1 MORE GOLD MAY BE SEIZED. M II S to r e k e e p e r s in P r e t o r i a A r e B a r r icad ­ in g T h e ir P l a c e s —R e p o r t T h a t M a r ­ tia l L a w H a s B e e n P r o c laim e d . ■ 1 m IN D O - B R I T I S H TRO O P S F I G H T . B a tt l e W i t h F o r c e s of A r a b , W h o H a s B e e n P r o c laim e d M a h d i. Paris. October 5— According to a dispatch from Ras Jibu lil, on the Gulf of Aden, the Indo-B r ltish troops recently landed on the So.niali coast and fought, near Dc.rbera, on a bay of tho Gulf of Aden, with the forces of an Arab Mullah named Sheik .Mahommod Sa­ leh, who has b«:on proclaim ed Mahdi by the H interland M u ssulm ans. Tho la tter are in s ti­ gatin g an uprising of the Som a lis again s t the- A b y sslnlans. During tho fighting tw e n ty-seven Som a lis were killed. T H E F R E N C H P A R L I A M E N T . I t W ill P r o b a b l y Be C o n v e n e d on N o ­ v e m b e r 3. Paris, October 5— The French P a r liam e n t, It is understood, w ill be convened on N o v e m ­ ber 3. This m o r n ing the Prem ier, M. W a ldeck- R o u sseau, accepted a m ission to arbitrate upon the differences that have arisen In con­ nection w ith the strike of m iners at Le reached the lightship and the rest of th e s e Creusot. v e s s e ls w e re strung out behind, m a k ing a | Rum o rs are prevalent of further arrests of procession ten m iles in length, and inclu d ing I prom inent persons and of searches of their every conceivable kind of steam craft. In th e | residences in connection with th e alleged lead w e re a num b er of revenue cutters. T h e j R o y a list plots against the republic, torpedo boats did not arrive at the ligh tsh ip un til after 10:30 A. M. The w eather half an hour before the start began to cloud up, but gave no Indication o f rain at that tim e, w h ile to th e south there was considerable blue sky. A t 10:20 the Colum bia was again sa ilin g about to th e southeast of . the lightship w*ait- Ing for th e start, but she appeared to bo joggin g slow ly, w h ile th e Shamrock was scu r r y ing about lik e a scared dog. Up to the north, -over toward Rockaway, there seem e d to be very little wind, w h ile farther out to M E X I C A N G O V E R N M E N T SU E D . P r o f i t s T h a t M i ^ h t H a v e B e e n M a d e on S c r a p Iro n W a n ted . For services rendered to the govern m e n t of th e United States of M exico in suppressing th o insurrection of 1859 and I860, Jam e s C.- Jew e tt, the surviving partner of tho firm of Jam e s C. Jew e t t & Co., of 27 W illiam street, h a s begun a su it in the Suprem e Court. Man- eo very ixii.e wiiiu, wuixe larxiier uue lo ^ h a ttan, again s t th e M exican governm e n t to sea It also appeared quite calm. The wind at recover $566,221.66 and Interest from May 1. the ligh tsh ip , however, appeared to be strong enough to give the Sham rock a good m o v e. Som e o f t h e S team Y a c h t s W h ich W e n t to t h e R a c e . A m o n g the fleet of pleasure craft w h ich m a ssed along the course during the early m o r n ing w e r e the patrol boats, revenue c u t ­ ters and torpedo boats, the steam yachta Seneca, Intrepid, May, A lcedo, Ituna, E u g e n ia, 1860. The com p laint in the case is volum inous and furnishes a history of the rebellion of 1859, when the Insurrection under Mlramon cam e so near overthrow ing the republic. Benito Juarez was president of M exico at the tim e . The m ajor portion of the claim Is based upon the failure o f the M exican governm e n t to fulfil a contract made by an agent lo sell the plaintiffs 25,000 tons of scrap iron --ing In the City of M exico, on which, it Ls - profit of $6.16 per ton m igh t have been Aneurln Jones, chief engineer o f boulevards and driveways for the Park D e p a r tm e n t of Brooklyn and Queens, w a s to-day dism issed from the service of the city. N o reason was assigned. Park C o m m issioner George V. Brower wa.s before the .Mazet com m ittee and could not be .seen. Mr. Jones, It w ill be recalled, som e m onths ago had a man and woman arrested in the park for kissing. The fact th a t they were man and wife had no inlliience with him. T h is action cuu.sed much adverse comment. Mr. Jones had before that succeeded in mak­ ing hlra.self talked about by his refusal to per­ m it sketching In the park. H e said the am a teur artists would tram p le on the grass. Chief E n g ineer Jones has been in the Park D e p a r tm e n t for a little over two years. More than ten years ago he was w ith the depart­ m e n t for three years, and at th a t tim e had charge of the landscape departm ent. He gained considerable prom inence at that time by destroying som e of the handsom e trees In the Brooklyn parks. He was discharged for th is reason. H is defense for cu ttin g down th e trees was that he was m a k ing beautiful vistas through the groves. The Park Depart­ m e n t did r.ot want the vistas and there was much com p laint again s t him. Aneurin JoiiGs Is well known In Brooklyn. H e has gained considerable note by his writ­ ings. He Is a W elshm a n and all of his w rit­ ings have been In the W elsh language. The im m ediate cause of disagreem e n t be­ tween Mr; Brower and Mr. Jones is said to have been the gravel contract of John F. Mail- lie. which has been taken to the courts. They did not agree as to this contract, and the C o n troller refused to pay out any m oney un­ der it. although he bad origin a lly certified It. It was claim e d by the C o n troller that the gravel was not up to standard. A mandam us proceeding is now pendlr.g to com p el pay­ m ent. Thom as Stratford of 1.32 B e r k e ley place has been appointed in Mr. Jones’ place. He en­ tered upon his duties to-day. H is salary is $2,500 a yeai. ENGLISHMEN FAR AHEAD. D e c lare T h e ir In n i n g s C losed A f ter S c o r in g 33 0 R u n s —B r a n n ’s F i n e B a tt i n g . Redha, Erl K ing, Adeka, Akola, Scythian, ' m ade. The rem ainder of the claim is for ex- E n d e a v o r , Lagonda, V a liant, Sagam ore, S t e r ­ lin g , A d e llta, W h ite Ladye, Corsair, H iaw a tha, B a rraconta, Niagara, A talanta, M a rietta, N o u r m a h a l, Kanawha. Susquehanna, C o lum ­ bia, Aphrodite, Sultana, Sapphire, Josephine, the tu g s M. E., W. A. and F. Luckenbach, P e ter C a h ill, Thom as Flannery, w ith m e m ­ bers of th e D e troit Yacht Club on board; Fred B. D a lzell, R. J. Barrett, Gypsum K ing, Q. W . W ashburne, Reno, L. C. W ard, R e scue, C. N . K lm p laod, Trenton, Dudley P r a y , steam e r s M iam i, La Grande, Duchease, P o n c e , penses incurred. B E L E R E A U X 'S BODY F O U N D . The body of A u g u s t B elereaux, 47 years of age, who disappeared from his hom o at 957 Grand street, April 30, w a s recovered from N e w tow n Creek, near the -Metropolitan ave­ n u e bridge about noon to-day. T h e r e were no marks of violence. F U R N I T U R E FA C T O R Y B U R N E D . South A shburnham , .Mass., October 5 __ The large furniture factory of the -M len-Tbom p - Jefferson, steam b o a ts City of Low ell. Edm u n d 1 gon-W h U n e y Company was destroyed by fire B u tler, A n g ler, M yles Standisb, Colum b ia, | t h is m o r n ing. L o s s from $50,000 to $75,000; B lock Island, R epublic, M onm outh, M y n d ert j fu lly covered by insurance. (Special to tho E a g le.) LIving.^ton, S. I., Octolx-r G—P lay In tho In- toriiational cricket m atch bolw e o n Prince R a n jU s inh jl’s team of E n g lish crick e ters and th e fourteoii iilayers rep r e s e n ting .’\il .New York, was rcsiintod this m ornljig shortly after 11 o'clock, when G. Brann ar.d G. L. Jossop, tho tw o not out men of yesterday, continued th e partnership interrupted by tho call of tim e . T h e N e w Yorkers arc h o p e lessly in the rear and keen disappointm ent is felt in local cir­ cles that after Cobh and Curran m ade such a b r illlaat beginning, the rest of th e batsincu should have failed utterly and throw n away th e opi)orlunity of a lifetim e . T h e tw o play­ ers m entioned broke a record by scoring 114 for the first w icket. Cobb played splendidly for 77 and Curran did lik e w ise for 29. Jack Adam of Brooklyn w a s the on ly other bat.s- mnn to reach doubles w ith 12. T h e side real­ ized 149. The. E n g lishm e n occupied ih e wick­ ets the balance of th e day and tallied 17.3 for four w ickets. Of this Brann had 69. not out; Jessop, .36. not out; Kob.son. 41. and Tosvnsend, lU. The bow ling a n a lysis of Jos- sop w a s phenom e n a l, the G loucestershire crack g e ttin g nine w ickets for 17 runs. H o s illitie.s were resum ed th is m o rning at 11:20 o ’clock. The prince, who was much im p roved in health, had not arrived at the tim e , so MacLaron continued as capt.iln of tho visitors, Brann and Jes.sop, th e tw o not out cnen of yesterday, took their places at the w ickets and faced the bow ling of Cobb and Lohm ann. Both h it out lu s tily and the overn igh t total of 17.3 was quickly Increased to 200. Three runs later Jessop wa.s caught at short leg by T. G. Clarke of Brooklyn, from Cobb’s bowl­ ing. L lew llyn follow e d , but was clean bowled by Cobb w ithout scoring. T e legraph 203— 6 — 0 . B o sanquet then Joined Brann and at 12 o ’clock, the score had reached 2.30, with Brann on the verge of the century. Brann and Bosanquet in particular con­ tinued to pile in th e runs. The form e r .siead- led down perceptibly until A n ally, by means of a pretty bark cut off vldain, he reached th e coveted three figures. T h e Sussox 'ot- eran thereupon r(*celv«‘d several roumls of applause In appreciation of w h ich ho again laid about him with a w ill. Bosanquet m ean­ w h ile did his full share and placed thirty to his credit. Tlien he fell victim lo a catch at third man by Bonner off .’\d a m . Telegraph 2.5.5—7—.30. Stoddart then cam e in and he and Brann gave a capita! I'Xh.Udtion of rj*lckel. The two had raised tin* total to 300 by 1 o’clock w ith­ out a separatliMi having been affected. Brann then had 13“ :md Stoddart, 26. The Engli.’ihtiian declared th e ir innings clo.sed at 1:1.5 o'clo ck, having then scored .330 runs. Brann was not out for 1.37, w h ile Stod­ dart scored .34. The .New Yorkers w e re sen t in later for th e ir second Inning. D U R Y E A A B O U T T H E SA M E . It was said at the hospital la s t night that there was a noticeable Im p rovem ent In W a l­ ter Duryca's condition. He suritrlsed his physicians by m o v ing som e of his m u scles and by sligh tly m o v ing an arm . These are the m ost ho;teful sign s of any since his In­ jury. Xtie Frost Iflas Itiponect th e A titiimii rolorn. iho Ulver i.** perfect, the boaiH ure Hteanj- hcatecj and the bjind plays. See Da.y Line ad v t.— A d v . London. O ctober 5— The D a lly Telegraph publishes in U s second edition th is m o r a ing th e follow ing dispatch from N e w c a s tle, N a tal, dated O ctober 4: \The Boers advance began to-day w ith a general m o v e m e n t of artillery. T h e Boers are occupying L a lng’s N e k n igh tly and hold the m o u n tains to th e sou th w e s t o f V o lksrust. \There are'* no B r itish troops nearer than Ladysm ith, and preparations are being cnade to aban-don N a tal, from th e frontier to G len­ coe. \Tho inhabitants of N e w c a s tle m et to-day and decided not to attem p t to defend th e tow n In the event of a Boer advance In force. Gen­ eral Sym o n s Is prepared to evacu a te w ithin tw e n ty-four hours. The people are crow d ing th e trains for L a d y sm ith.\ S t o r y of G e n e r a l M o v e m e n t D e n ied. N e w c a stle. N a tal. October 5, 10:50 A. M.*— A dispatch has been received here from the governm e n t sta tin g that there is no Im m ediate cause for alarm . T h is has had the effect of arresting the' panic. London, O ctober 5 — A dispatch from N ew ­ castle. N a tal, filed th is m o rning, at 8:10, says: \Telegraph cocnm u n ication w ith C h arles­ town is open. The Boer com m and at Sand- sprult was reinforced yesterday, but no gen­ eral advance is expected.\ C o n tr a d ic to r y N e w s F r o m S o u th A f r ica. London, O ctober 5— A lthough to-day's news from South A frica is unm istakably grave, the advocates of peace still derive a glim p se of hop© from som e of th e dispatches th a t the stage of negotiation is not yet finally term ln-_ ated. • ♦ ^ The news is contradictory. Side by side w ith the announcem e n t that th e Boers had taken Laing’s N e k . Is printed a dispatch from Pretoria, statin g that the Transvaal govern­ m e n t has issued strict instruction s to the com m andants th a t B ritish territory m u s t not bo invaded, and that Com m andant General Joubert has issu e d a proclam a tion ih r e a teu- Ing to shoot an y man who crosses tho border. The alleged Boer advance coincides curious­ ly with sim u ltaneous telegram s from various quarters regarding a Boer ultim a tum and the expiration of th e tim e lim it last evening. Scarcely had the advocaico of peace ex­ changed congratulations over th e announce­ m ent from P r e toria that J. H. Hofrneyr, tho Afrikander leader, and VV. I. Schreiner, the Cape Prem ier, had undertaken a Joint seraf- official peace mi.s.-ion and had actu.illy started 1 for I’relori:-!, w h ere they arrived la.st even in g , ■ when later me.ssagrB from the T ransvaal cap­ ital declared th a t tho Buer governm e n t knew nothing of th is alleged ini.sslon, and th a t. In 1 any event, nothing could pre.scrve peace but i the withdrawal of the BrliLsh dem a n d s, i W h ile it is not nece.ssjiry to accept a ll the ! rsenDatlonal statem e n ts regarding the advance 1 of the Boers, there is not a Jot of evidence I g o ing to show th a t the burghers contem p late receding. Up to 2 o ’clock this afterncon nothing had arrived to confirm the (li.si)aich from N e w ­ castle to the D a lly Telegraph, announcing th a t an advance of the Boer force.s began yea- j torday. Tho W a r Oinco and the Colonial Office express entiro Ignorance in the m a tter, but thi.s is in consonance with th e ir attilu d a toward the prees. Another N ewca.stle special, forwarded later than that to th e D a ily T elegraph, contradicts It and declares that all was quiet on the border last even in g and that there wae no sign of a Boer advance. The next new s regarding th is alleged in­ vasion of Natal Is aw a ited with anxious in­ terest. The statem e n t in the D a lly T ele­ graph’s special that there are no B r itish troops nearer Novvca.stU* than those at I.«T.dy- sm lth Ls obviously an error, as 3.000 B r itish troops are encam p ed at Dundee. From other N e w c a s tle advices It appoare th a t the Prem loi of N atal has telegraphed to th e m ilitary au t h o r ities that they can render N e w c a stle no asskslance. adding that if the Boers intend to attack tho tow n resistance would be fu tile and that tho wom en an<l chil­ dren should be sen t aw a y and th e town sur­ rendered. Tho Times. In its second edition to-day, publishes the follow ing dispatch from P e iter- maritzburg. dated October 1: \The wild .‘‘tat e n ients em n n a ting from Lady- K.mlth and N e w c a s tle, that the B’jcrs have cro.'tscd the frontier, are w ithout foundation, i The British m ilitary aulh o r itiex in N a tal do not expect tho Boer^ to crosu th e border at present. unk*i>s their loaders loae control of th e men.\ I A rm e d K a ffirs R e p o r ted to A c c o m p a n y ' B o e r C o m m a n d o e s. London. October 5—A d istin c tly serious and j ugly .statement com es from N e w c a s tle, to the effect that arnunl Kafllru accom p a n y the Boer com m andoes. T h is would be an absolute breach of the conditions supposed to govern warfare betw een civilized nattoca^ ■ 1 m li ■ l i > i -m ■m M o ' t I M ■ I ■ ; | l ' i m A 4 ■■’4 M ■I J I I 1 .>1 I

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