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Wight, presented for competition, as it did not prove entirely satisopen to yachts of all nations, a cup factory, in 1888, at a meeting of the known as the “One Hundred Gui- New York Yacht Club, another new nea Cup.” In the first race which deed was made, by which the club was held at Cowes on August 22d allows any mutual agreement beof that


the race and cup were tween the competing parties. Since won by the keel schooner yacht 1887 the match races have been reAmerica, owned by J. C. Stevens stricted to two yachts, representing and G. L. Schuyler of New York. respectively the challenger and the

The cup was subsequently offered challenged. to the New York Yacht Club, sub- All told, there have been twelve ject to the conditions (1) That any match races for the America's Cup,

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organized yacht club of any foreign including the original one of 1851. country should be entitled to claim Hundreds of thousands of pounds the right of sailing a match for this sterling have been expended to secup with any yacht or vessel which cure and retain the cup, and not is measured by the Customs House one prize has ever passed from the rule of the country to which it may hands of the silversmith, that is belong; and (2) That the cup should better known the world over than be the property of the “Club” and the “One Hundred Guinea Cup,” not the members thereof, nor of the which stands 27 inches high, weighs owners of the vessel winning it in 135 ounces, and was made by the match.

Messrs. R. & S. Gerrard of EngIn 1881 a second deed of gift was land. It was donated on condition made somewhat more at length, but that it should be preserved as a perpetual challenge cup for friendly The trials of Shamrock III on the competition between foreign coun- Clyde, at Weymouth in the south of tries. Here is the history of the England, and elsewhere, the breakstruggles made by British yachts- ing of the long pole mast, so caremen to secure the America's Cup. fully constructed by Messrs. Denny

and the determined manner in 1870–Magic beat Cambria by 39 min.

which another was immediately conutes. 1871-Livonia raced thrice against Co- structed, are all matters about

lumbia and twice against Sappho, which the yachting public have kept winning third match with the

themselves in close touch. That former by 15 minutes. 1876—Madeline twice defeated Coun.

Sir Thomas, the Dennys, Willie tess Dufferin by 10 minutes.

Fife, George Watson, Captain 1881–Mischief twice defeated Atlanta Wringe, who will be in command, by 28 minutes.

and the English public think that 1885–Puritan beat Genesta twice first

this time they have got the cupby 16 minutes and second by 1 minute 38 seconds.

lifter, there can be no manner of 1886—Mayflower twice beat Galatea- doubt. first by 12 minutes and second

Not less confident are the friends by 29 minutes.

of the Reliance. No one who has 1887–Volunteer twice beat Thistle

—first by 19 minutes and second seen the work of the marvelous by 11 minutes.

boat builder of the little New Eng1893— Vigilant thrice beat Valkyrie

land town, can fail to read the ---first by 51/2, second by 10, and third by 40 seconds.

meaning of the lines and curves 1895—Defender beat Valkyrie III in the the defender's creator has put into

first of three contests. The sec- her form. There are shown the inond race was won by the British

tuition of what the moment will boat after a foul. On appeal, however, the race was awarded De- demand; the allowance for the feelfender. The third race was not ing the sea will have for the creature sailed.

entrusted to it, and the need of the 1899—Shamrock I, designed by Mr. William Fife, and built by Messrs,

craft which is to skim the waters Thorneycroft & Co., London, met at the wind's command. All of this, Mr. Iselin's Columbia 11 times a man deprived of the faculty of before the issue. was settled, so

sight, has year after year, been able uncertain were the winds of that season. At their eighth meeting

to give to the fairy-like creation Columbia won by 10 minutes 11 that delights the eyes of the nation, seconds; at the ninth Shamrock I while it gallantly defends the coycarried away her topmast shortly

eted prize. But of the launching of after the start, and Columbia, according to agreement, went on the Reliance, as exciting as that of and won; and then, in a strong the Shamrock, have we not read in wind and sea, at the eleventh trial, the chronicles of the day? It is a Columbia won by 5 minutes 17 seconds.

noble vessel, in truth, and is dow1901-Shamrock II, designed by Mr. G.

ered with the confidence of the New L. Watson, and built by Messrs. World's hopes. Yet should the cup Denny, was the challenger. Co change hands this time and cross lumbia was again the defending

to its original resting place, the yacht, and proved the winner in all the three matches, in the first

American people will give the conby 1 minute 25 seconds, in the queror her due, the owner their huzsecond by 3 minutes 35 seconds, zas, and set to work as fast as they and on the third Shamrock II was,

can to build a boat that will bring however, 2 seconds ahead, but lost by 41 seconds on the time allow

back the trophy to American shores ance.

for another cycle of time.

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Chapter IV.

sessed in some mysterious way, of HEN Stratton walked into the photographs of the bridesmaids the office of the Illuminator of yesterday, even Miss Delmar's

it was without any elation “though this,” she said, "you will over the story he brought. He not need, since you have the miniacouldn't have told how he collected ture your sister painted. How clever the data for the gowns, nor much it is, too. You must be very proud about how the photographs came in- of her. When she comes back I to his possession. He remembered shall see if she will do me.” dimly that when he passed out of A number of other women had that not-to-be-forgotten alameda given him “points” (he remembered ledge, he had seen his hostess with long afterwards that one of them several other women talking ex- had written down the names of texcitedly with Miss Delmar; that later tiles and fashion of the gowns he when he had dared to approach was to describe.) But of this he Mrs. Hinckley, she had at once recalled little as he sat writing the opened the subject of photographs report that brought delight to the and offered to show him a number heart of his chief. The story was of her own to choose from. He could a “beat”—no other paper had ever not remember to have told her that printed any sort of picture of Miss he had skulked into her home to Delmar. To have the miniature steal the likenesses of her guests, and to be able to say it was "rebut some way she knew it, and was produced by kind permission of the showering coals of fire by giving owner," was to have reached the him what he had come for, and pre- heights of ambition for the Society venting his robbing her of it. Department of the Illuminator.

Moreover, he found himself pos- It was all a success except in the


"When you

eyes of the man who had brought the fraction of an

the fraction of an instant, then the news. To him it was an igno- bowed. She said something, what minious failure. Not only was he he could not have told, but it perhonestly ashamed of having gained mitted him to speak : his point in the way he had, but he “I have been wondering where I was secretly mortified at having his am to take the miniature,” he said. own profession superseded by the The block was broken and they were mechanical labor of the photogra- walking up Market street as though pher, which, as art, he was bound their affairs called them naturally to hold in contempt. And that he in the same direction. was compelled to write out the triv- “I am sorry I destroyed that ialities of a report on a mere social sketch," she said, irrelevantly. "I've function irked him now to the most been wanting to say so ever since. intense degree.

It was not mine; I had no right to How different was his feeling on it, and all I can do now she opening the paper the following looked shyly at him, flushing a litmorning to that he had experienced tle-“but you won't have any use on seeing his sketch of the Hon. Asa for another.” Witherson. He seemed in twenty

“Not for the Illuminator," he ansfour hours to have run the gamut wered quickly. "But when I come between a sense of happy accom- back, perhaps I shall be able to do plishment of something worth while a portrait of you, if you will let me, and the wretched execution of an that will beabominable thing. Another diffi

come back?" she culty faced him; he had not thought queried. of it in the rush of the night before, "Yes, from Rome. If I go at now he felt he had been unmindful once perhaps I shall not do any more of a brother's duty to a sister. such things as I tried to do yesterFrances' portrait had been repro- day. And in Italy art may be art.” duced with the others; he had "Why not in California ?” allowed the publication of that like- "In America only the industries ness he should have been the one have place,” he said, bitterly, thinkto keep from the public gaze. In his ing of the photographs. sister's absence, too, he had forced “Because they are worked for,” her into a position she might, like Claude declared. “My father used the young girl, shrink from, and to say if we worked as hard in now he realized fully Claude Del- America over our art and music mar's hatred of notoriety. And as we worked over them in Europe there was the miniature, to be re- we'd make them as successful industurned, so in no way could he avoid tries as any others. I've come back the responsibility of what he had to try it; why don't you, too?" entered upon so lightly yesterday, "Try to make art an industry?" as a passing thing from which he


success—then might win a little glory by his country, and with our own atmosdeeds.

phere. Can we not be ourselves, Quite unheedful of his steps he even in art?" went along, head down, upon the That walk up Market street took mission of the moment.

He was

on, for Stratton, a beautiful signistopped at the Fountain by a block ficance. He and the girl talked of of wagons and cars. Waiting to such things as youth puts hope in; cross also there stood beside him, of wonderful aims and how to reach he suddenly perceived, the girl who them; and what one will do with had not been out of his thoughts them when accomplished, and of the since this hour yesterday. She saw unending possibilities in a wide, him in the same moment, hesitated great land that was not even bound




ed by an ocean to east or west or lows and cast her beams coldly fora continent to north or south, but ward over the pathway before. had within itself all that could con- But dark or bright, the sea still tent a great nation and make it, with held its charm. The roar of its the help of its workers, the greatest waves drowned the voices of people of all mighty powers.

chatting boisterously while loungAnd the whirling wind that buf- ing in their chairs

ing in their chairs or tramping feted them as they faced it only noisily in eager exercise. Emily did keyed their spirits to a tenser tone, not dare to become more sociable and the light that shone from the with her fellow-travelers than to glowing sky and turned the floating briefly exchange greetings lest she dust particles to motes of gold, should find some unavoidable means gleamed in their eyes filled with of spending the money she must purpose and with lovely dreams. hoard. True, she saw no coins or

It was that night that Stratton bank notes in evidence, but the little wrote to Frances: “The West needs slips of paper the stewards brought her sons who will carve their mas- to be signed every time an order terpieces here, not take their effort was given, stood, she knew, for elsewhere."

amounts that must be settled as ex

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tras. She wondered, indeed, that so Mixed Motives.

many extras should be wanted; the The sea, whether angry or tran- accommodations were ample in all quil, is calming, and the traveler respects, and some of those who can forget many things while idly were constantly demanding more watching its moods. Emily spent could not, she guessed, from their many hours regarding the ocean's talk overheard, be accustomed at vagaries, now gazing over the short- home to the luxury they were enening distance that lay before and joying now. that at close of day seemed to be One afternoon, having exhausted leading to a land of rose and gold, all the stray literature, and tired then turning with lingering regret with incessantly walking the deck, towards the way whence she had she met the purser as he came from come. In the morning that way the second cabin. was golden, but at evening it was "Lonesome, aren't you?” he said. gray and dark or a great pale moon “Come and see me; I'll show you would glide ghostly from the waves, some curiosities that'll amuse you." perhaps frame some floating object They were near his door and she for a moment, betraying a ghastly listlessly followed him into his ofsight, then rise above the line of bil- fice. He flung his cap on the desk

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