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NOUFOLK NK1WASKA KUIIUY SKI'TKMIUW 27 IUOI.
Columbia and Shamrock Fail to
Finish in Time Limit.
DEFENDER MAKES BEST6HOWINO
Is Nearly a Mile In Lead When Race
Is Called Off Shamrock Holds the
Lead Only Five Short Minutes IB
Second at All Other Stages.
New York , Sept. 27. Ono of the
Ijlggest crowds that ever put to sea
wont down to the Sandy Hook light-
chip yesterday to witness Sir Thomas
Llpton's second challenger , Sham
rock II , nnd the white flyer , cTolumbla ,
which successfully defended the old
America's cup against his first trophy
' hunter two years ago , struggle for
the yachting supremacy of the world
In the first of the cup races of 1901.
( ! ' But the excursion ( loot returned dis
appointed. The great single dickers
went out early , but the wind was not
strong enough. The wind , as low as
, - / three knots , was too light to carry the
\ contestants over thn 30-mile course
In the time allotted by the rules. At
the end of the flvo nnd n half allotted
hours , the race was declared off nnd
the yachts wore towed back to their
bertliBsJnsldc the Hook. When the
gun aboard the committee's boat was
fired to call attention to the signal
declaring the race off , the American
yacht was still five miles from the
i finish. The Englishman was still hull
down from her , the experts estimating
her distance behind the Columbia at
over three-quarters of a mile. Amer
icans will have reason to congratulate
themselves on the result of the first
II 'j trial. The yacht which carried J.
j" P. Morgan's private signal , a black
i' pennant with a yellow Maltese cross ,
' , ' to victory two years ago , was headed
j' ' but once In the 25 miles covered and
If then the Englishman showed the way
/J for only five minutes.
In windward work the American
Tieat the foreigner seven minutes and
fifteen seconds to the outer mark
and Increased her lead somewhat In
the broad reach for home. While the
test was. unsatisfactory , the yachtIng -
Ing sharps who have been skeptical up
to this time as to the ability of the
Columbia to successfully defend the
. cup , are more confident that It will
X , * , - remain on this side of the Atlantic
yet a while longer. Certainly Colum
bia's superiority In light airs appears
' to have been demonstrated. The
Shamrock II did not , in fact , make as
good a showing as did Llpton's first
challenger in the half dozen flukes that
preceded the actual races two years
ago. What the Shamrock may be able
to do In heavy weather is , of course ,
problematical , but the Columbia has
been tried and all her admirers
Insist that she Is distinctively a heavy
weather boat. Two years ago Sir
Thomas' prayer was for wind , but
when he got a smashing 25-knot gale
in the last race , Columbia's victory
was even more decisive than In the
first. Since then Columbia's ability
In heavy weather has been proven
again and again. The harder it blows ,
the faster she goes and the better
she behaves. It Is not strange , there
fore , that the patriotic skippers and
spectators who went down to Sandy
Hook yesterday morning with misgiv
ings , returned hast night reassured
and strongly disposed to wager that
the pretty wreath of shamrocks and
white heather from the oldest yacht
club In the world , which'Sir Thomas
is treasuring In the cabin of his cham
pion , will prove no mascot after all.
V Strong Wind at Start.
The day had promised well at first.
A strong northeast wind had been
blowing for two days and the weather
prophets had offered assurance that it
$ would hold.
It had piled up what sailors call a
nasty lump of sea outside , and before
the race began was whipping the foam
off the crests of the waves. The pro
cession that salle-l out of Now York
harbor anticipated a fine day's sport.
So numerous were the various kinds
of craft that they seemed to fill the
broad expanse of ocean between the
Long Island and Jersey shores with a
The course was 15 miles straight
Into the eye of the wind and return.
Barr proved to be the better sailor
and secured advantage of position.
For ten miles down the Long Island
shore , In plain view of the people
there , the two big single stickers
smashed into the head seas , sending
sprays smoking to the cross trees.
Strain as the Shamrock would she
could not hold her white rival even.
Slowly , but surely , the Columbia
forged ahead , pointing higher and
footing faster. The Shamrock tacked
and tacked again , but the Columbia
went about with her each time , and ap
peared to bo the more nimble. Timed
nnd timed again by the experts , she
was quicker in stays by ten seconds.
j It was directly oft Long Beach hotel ,
with Us crowded piazzas , that the
Shamrock showed In front for the
first and only time during the race.
As the wind had hauled more to the
southward and had died down some
what Charlie Barr headed the Colum
bia off shore In the hope of meeting
it. Instead , he poked his nose into a
dead calm , and for some minutes the
Columbia lay with , her sails Happing ,
while the Shamrock , catching a slant
of wind nearer shore , drew rapidly
ahead. But the victory was short
lived. The slant of the wind to the
Fouthward held anil fri-slu'iio. ! to about
elUnots. . The Columbia rapidly over
took lior adversary nnd went by thn
Shamrock as If she had been moored
to the dock , making two feet to her
one.From tlmt time to the outer mark
the Columbia gained steadily. AB who
approached the turning point , the ex
cursion fleet , going nt full speed , cir
cled out and passed beyond the mark
to wltucHS the turn. As she came
alongside , the bunds crashed , the
whistles blewand , the crowd aboard
the excursion lleet cheered. The fleet
courteously waited until the Shamrock
rounded seven minutes and four seconds
ends later , and gave her a cordial re
ception. Prom that time on It was n
procession , not a race. The English
man tried half a dozen head sails In
the hope of Improving his" position ,
but the American forged steadily
ahead. Then the wind , which had
been seven knots at the stake boat ,
gradually died down , and an hottr before -
fore the time limit expired It was evi
dent that the yachts could not finish In
time. When the committee boat final
ly hoisted her signals declaring "no
race. " the big excursion fleet 'headed
back for New York.
Under the rules the unfinished race
will be resalled on Saturday and the
course will bo again 15 miles to wind
ward and leeward and return.
When seen on board the Ertn after
the race Sir Thomas Llptou $ ald : "It
was not a satisfactory race , because
the wind was so erratic. I hope wo
shall have better luck next time. A
race , sailed on such n. day , If It can
bo finished at all , depends upon the
lucky chance position , as to wind , of
ono boat or the other. I was never
more hopeful of the Shamrock than I
am now. I nm confident I shall get
the cup. I have never seen any more
skillful handling of a boat than was
pnown ny uapiam narr ot tne uoium-
bla. The Shamrock , too , was well
Disappointment in England.1
London , Sept. 27. The failure of the
yachts to cover the course In time
to constitute a race has created general -
oral disappointment In Great Britain ,
but chagrin at the apparent poor showIng -
Ing of the Shamrock II overshadows
all other expressions of feeling. The
great suburban population of London
was kept advised of the progress of
events by pyrotechnics nt the Alor-
andra and Crystal palaces.
SCHLEY COURT QUITS EARLY.
Holds but One Session Because of
Judge Wilson's Funeral.
Washington , Sept. 27. The Schley
court of inquiry was In session for
only an hour and three-quarters yes
terday , adjourning at 12:45 : In order
to permit Its members and others en
gaged there to attend the funeral of
Judge Wilson , late chief counsel for
Admiral Schley. Captain Wise con
cluded his testimony , Admiral Cotton
made a brief statement on recall , and
Lieutenant Spencer S. Wood , who com
manded the dispatch boat Dupont
during the Spanish war , began his
Machinist Gary , who was In charge
of the starboard engines on the day
of the battle off Santiago , also testi
fied briefly. Ho said that on the day
of the battle the . starboard engines
were stopped and'the machinery re
Captain Wise was questioned at
considerable length as to what he had
done before the arrival of the flying
squadron off Santiago toward locating
Cervera's fleet In the harbor. He
said that whllo he had satisfied him
self of the presence of the Spanish
fleet , hf > had been content to communi
cate hjfs knowledge to Admiral Schley
through Captain Slgsbee , not consid
ering it necessary to make direct com
munication with the commander-In-
c' fef. He concluded his narration of
the retrograde movement and denied
Informing Admiral Schley that ho
Know notmng of the whereabouts of
Lieutenant Wood gave the particu
lars of his delivery of dispatches from
Admiral Sampson to Admiral Schley
on the 22d of May , while the admiral
lay off Clenfuegos. Ho said that
Schley scorned very nervous and es
pecially anxious to know what Samp
son's intentions were. He had not
concluded his testimony when the
court adjourned for the day.
Armour Somewhat Improved.
Kansas City , Sept. 27. The condi
tion of Kirk B. Armour , the packer ,
who Is seriously ill at his homo hero ,
was somewhat improved yesterday.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Fire broke out Thursday In the Elba
mine at McKlnley , Minn. , and ono life
was lost , as well as largo damage denote
to the mining property.
Deputy Marshal Pee was shot nnd
killed Thursday on a 'Frisco train
near Bavla. I. T. , by one of four men
ho had arrested for fighting.
Bud Taylor , the baseball player , who
shot and killed Ruth Nollard , a former
sweetheart , In Kansas City , March 2 ,
was placed on trial Thursday.
The signal ofllco of the war depart
ment now has direct telegraphic conv
munlcatlon with Fort Egbert , Alaska ,
The lines were completed on the 24th ,
Benny Yanger of Chicago gained
the decision over George DIxon , form
crly featherweight champion of the
world , after 15 rounds of fast fighting
at St. Louis Thursday.
It Is reported that Turkish and Al
banian troops have como Into col
llslon at Uelopolje , old Sorvla , with the
result H > nt 54 were killed and
Assassin to Be Electrocuted
in Wcclc Beginning Oct. 28.
SECRETLY HURRIED TO AUDURN.
Condemned Man Declares Again That
He Was Alone In Perpetrating As
sassination of President Prisoner
Calm , but Under High Tension.
Buffalo. Sept. 27. Leon F. Czolgosz ,
the assassin of President McKlnley ,
was yesterday afternoon sentenced to
be electrocuted In Auburn state pris
on during the week beginning Oct. 28 ,
1901. Before ucntonco was passed the
assassin evinced a desire to speak ,
but ho could not get his voice above
a whisper , and his words were repeat
ed to the court by his counsel.
"There was no one clue but mo , "
the prisoner said , In a whlapnr. "No
one else told mo to do It and no ono
paid mo to do It. I was not told any
thing about the crlnio and I never
thought anything about that until a
couple of days before I committed the
Czolgosz sat down. Ilo was qulto
calm , but It was evident that his mind
was flooded with thoughts of his own
distress. Ills eyes wore dilated , mak
ing them appear very bright. His
cheeks were a trifle pale and his out
stretched hand trembled The guards
put the handcuffs on his wrists. Ho
looked at ono of the officers. There
was an expression of profoundcst fear
and helplessness In his eyes , Ho
gianceu about at tno pcopio wno
crowded the room In efforts to get a
look at him. The prisoner's eyelids
fell and rose tremulously and then he
fixed his gaze on the floor In front of
At this point Judge Tltua cnmo over
to the prisoner anil bade him good
bye. Czolgosz replied very faintly , let
ting his eye rest on the man who has
been his counsel.
"Good-bye , " ho said , weakly.
Czolgosz was then hurried down
stairs and through the tunnel to the
Jail , whore ho remained until removed
to Auburn to pay the penalty for his
Justice White Passes Sentence.
Justice Whlto passed sentence as
"In taking the life of our beloved
president you committed a crime
which shocked and outraged the moral
sense of the civilized world. You have
confessed that guilt , and after learn
ing all that at this time can be
learned from the facts and circumstan
ces of the case , twelve good jurors
have pronounced you guilty and have-
found you guilty of murder in the first
degree. You have said , according to
the testimony of creditable witnesses
and yourself , that no other person
aided or abetted you in the commis
sion of this terrible act. God grant
It may be so. The penalty for the
crime for which you stand convicted
Is fixed by this statute and it now be
comes my duty to pronounce this
judgment against you : The sentence
of the court Is that In the % veek begin
ning Oct. 28 , 1901 , at the place , In the
manner and means prescribed by law ,
you suffer the punishment of death. "
The death warrant signed by Justice
White is addressed to the agent and
warden of Auburn state prison and di
rects him to execute the sentence of
the court within the walls of the pris
on on some day during the week be
ginning Oct. 28 , next , by causing "tn
pass through the body of the said
Leon F. Czolsjosz a current of elec
trlclty of sufficient Intensity to causr
death , and that the application of the
said current of electricity bo contln
nod until he , the said Leon F. Czol
Record of the Assassin.
Clerk Fisher swore the prisoner and
his record was taken by the district
attorney as follows :
Age , 28 ; nativity , Detroit ; residence.
Broadway , Nowak's , Buffalo ; occupa
tion , laborer ; married or single , sin
gle ; degree of education , common
school and parochial ; religious In
struction , Catholic ; parents , father
living , mother dead ; temperate or in
temperate , temperate ; former convic
tion * of crime , none.
Sheriff Caldwell and 1C men left for
Auburn at 10:00 : p. m. with Czolgosz
in a special car attached to the real
of the second section of the 9:30 : train
on the New York Central.
Czolgosz was "sneaked" out the
back entrance of the Erie county jail ,
escorted by 17 men , and was hustled
Into the special car which had been
backed down on the terrace tracks ,
a few rods from the rear of the Jail a
minute before. Just before the train
pulled out a representative of the As
sociated Press saw Czolgosz seated
easily In a seat and smoking a cigar.
In the seat with the prisoner was
Jailer Mitchell and In the opposite
seat facing thorn wore the keeper of
the penitentiary and Deputy Sheriff
Hugh Sloan. The other guards were
seated In front and back of him , and
on the other side of the car directly
opposite his Beat. These precautions
were taken because the authorities
received word from snmo source that
the sheriff might encounter consider
able difficulty In getting the prisoner
to Auburn. Just what trouble was
feared was not learned , but great cnro
was taken that no advance news of
the departure of the train wns tele
graphed along the lino.
SENATOR DIETRICH AT HOME.
Returns to Hastings After Ten Weeks'
Tour of the Philippines.
IhiHtliigH , Neb , , Sept. 27.Siiwtor
nii-tili h and daughter , Mlmi Onni.li-
return-id home ycHli-nlny from a leu
Wei-Ks' Kojmini lu the I'lilllpplhcH ,
when * the Hcnutor went for ( he pur
pose of making a study of tin.Miami : *
mid Ilicli pK-Hctit cnndltlniiH. Si-mitor
DU'trlfh wan agreeably mii-prlm' with
e\erytlilni ; ho iiuw mid Iiivi-Htlgnted IP
the Philippine ! ) . It In 11 very tlcli
country , practically undeveloped and
It can be brought up to IIH blih n
iitiite ol cultivation an now oxlHlu lu
Japan. Tlility to loj , - inlllloiiH of
people can easily be supported In thi-90
Inlands. Mr Dietrich wan mon- than imr
prlm-d by ( be gu-nt advancement made
in the estalillnhmcnt of our ehII guv
eminent there. Peace and order prevail -
vail and good feeling exlutn lu gen
eixil townnl the Americana for what
they huve done mid for what they arc
Mr. I Met rich had a pcrmum ! Inter
view with Agulimldo , who told the
senator Unit If ( ho IttlandH hail ( o bo
governed by any oilier mil Ion , ho wan
now sal lulled that ho would rather
Imvo the Philippine Islands under
the control of the United States ( ban
any other nation , and that nil
he had heard from his people ulnco
he has been In captivity , wna to the
SHAFFER ACCEPTS CHALLENGE.
Proposes to Name Arbitrators to De
cide Who Has Told the Truth.
PlttHburg. Sept. 27. When Presi
dent Shaffer of the Amalgamated AB-
Boclatloii of Iron and Stool Workers
was shown ( he open letter of Samuel
GoiuporB of ( hi- American Federation
of Labor and John Mitchell , proHldcnt
of the I'lilted Mine \VorkerH. Issued
last night , In reply to liln Htntomcnt
charging them with the responulblllty
for the Inlliiro of the great Hteel strike ,
he said he would accept their chnl
lenge and was ready to unbuilt to an
Investigation an to the truth of hln
"I luivo no objections , " said he , "to
the men named by Mr. GoinperR to
act ns a committee of Investigation ,
but as he always looks to arbitration ,
that is what I will agrco to. 1 desire
to go to the root of this matter and
will select as my man Simon Burns ,
president of the Knights of Labor ,
nnd the National Window Glass Work
ers' association. Mr. Burns can choose
a second man , and Gompers and Mitch
ell the third party.
"The meeting should take place In
' Plttsburg. Gompers and Mitchell
gave us thrco hours to accept the prop
osition of the United States Steel cor
poration , and In demanding my accop-
tlon to their terms , they now limit mete
to throe days. "
LINCOLN'S BODY IS MOVED.
State Officials View Remains Before
Placing Casket in New Vault.
Springfield , Ills. , Sept. 27. Acting
Governor Brenholt officiated yesterday
as chief executive of the state at what
Is Intended to bo the final removal
of the remains of Abraham Lincoln.
The casket was taken from Its resting
place In the monument to Memorial
hall , where It was opened and the re
mains viewed by state officers , who are
members of the Lincoln Monument as
sociation , and some members of the
old Lincoln guard of honor and the
contractor. After reviewing the re
mains the casket was closed and re
moved to the new vault. The body
now rests east nnd west , the head beIng -
Ing toward the wost. The location of
the new resting place Is Immediately
beneath where the sarcophagus form
erly rested. The remains were not In
a very good state of preservation , but
wore easily identified. The removal
was conducted with great secrecy , no
newspaper representatives having
knowledge of the action until after It
had been accomplished.
J. W. ELLIS MAJOR GENERAL.
Maquoketa Veteran Heads the Union
for Department of Iowa.
Clinton , la. , Sept. 27. The annual
reunion ami encampment of the Union
Veterans' union , Department of Iowa ,
closed at Maquokea yesterday. Old
veterans were present from all parts
of the state. A big banquet was held
Wednesday night. Plates were laid
for over GOO. These officers were elect
ed : Major general. J. W. Ellis of Ma
quoketa ; first deputy commander ,
Charles Oving'ion of Clinton ; second
deputy commander , Colonel McKon-
zle of Dos Molnes. Clinton was se
lected as the next place of mooting.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
Cresceus failed to break the rec
ord at Philadelphia Thursday , making
the mile In 2:04 : 1-2.
Zeno Crlder was killed Thursday In
a wreck between Missouri Pacific nnd
Kansas City Southern freight trains
just east of Kansas City.
The now Danish ministry 1ms re
sumed negotiations with Minister
Sweuson for the sale of the Danish
West Indies to the United States.
John George Nlcolay , private secre
tary to President Lincoln and wldoij
known as the author of several works ,
on the lifo of the great war president ,
died Thursday nt his residence IB
Washington , ngcd 7o yeais.
The department of agriculture has
Issued an order that Canadian cadlo
may bo Imported for exhibition at the
International Llvo Stock exposition ,
at Chicago , without being subject ta
the tuberculin test.
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Capital , $100,000.00
Surplus , $20,000.00
Does a General Banking Business ,
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Interest Pajcl on Time Deposit ,
Dniflsjincl Monuy Order * Sold on any Point in Europe.
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The Piano Busker and Shredder , The Jones Hay Rake ,
The Jones Lever Binder , The Jones Mower.
Jhe Jones Steel Header , The Jones Reaper.
THE PLANO SICKLE GRINDER ,
THE PLANO HUSKER AND SHREDDER.
This machine has uuhmitM capacity , welgl ing r , .Km pounds , will handle all
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