Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 22, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 22, 1873 Page 5
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ACROSS ST. DOMINGO. Three Days in a Canoe and Seven Days in the Saddle. Mosquitoes of the Yuna River?The People, the Scenery and the Reaources of the Land. PROJECTS OF THE COLONISTS. What It Required to Raise the Dominicans to the LcycI of Republican Citizens. SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEB08. 1 a St. Domingo, Karen 4, 1878. It la not bo very far (Tom Samana to this place, yet It baa taken the extraordinary time of eight days to accompllah the Journey. Tree It might have been done In Ave daya or leas, IT the traveller oould only ancceed In securing such fast horses aa meat of the well-to-do natlvea keep; but that la aeldom his lnck, and In nine instanoea out of ten he la compelled to pnt np with and pay extravagantly far very sorry horseflesh. One leading feature ef the delay In my oaae was the painfully alow ascent of the Tuna River to the head of navigation. Starting from Santa Barbara on Sunday morning, the 23d ef February, It was Wednesday, the 2eth, before my canoe touched Almaaln, on the Tuna, a distance of only fifty miles. All day long f Sunday the canoe, rowed by four dusky Dominicans, sailed ever the waters of Samana Bay, the sun biasing In the zenith and the further shore appearing through a warm, shimmering, purple base. There were ten passengers, mostly Dominicans, en board, the leading man among them being Mr. Qregorlo Rlvas, a great exporter of tobacco, who has Just completed a solid warehouse for his business at Santa Barbara, and whose property la in Mn.|An. AitiAnf Inna lliMnivh iha Bvabusrcu tu YftiiuuB micviiuuo luiwugu >w country. A MODEL QUAKTEKMASTEX. There was also an elderly character, named Btubbe, a native of Germany, who spoke English and took very kindly to my box ef provisions. In fact, he took that box under his especial guardianship, warning me of tne rapacious Instincts of the ether passengers, and more particularly of the crew. Impressed by the Interest be exhibited In my behalf I made him quartermaster of stores, but I ' If he succeeded completely in defeating the evil I designs of outsiders on the property under his charge, he managed by the end er the journey to relieve me of all concern about the box by leaving nothing In it but the straw. We passed a night on the shores of the magnificent bay, at a place called Bebedero, where we slung our -hammocks and slept till an hour or so before siarlse. Starting again for the mouth or the Yuna, we passed cldse to the shore of the peninsula of 8amana, which Is here, and, In fact, to the mouth of the bay, a bold range of hills, sloping at an easy angle to the water. Approaching Santa Capuza we heard sounds of music and firing of guns, and t closer observation revealed the celebration of :* A MARRIAGE EE AST. ' 2, Our presence was welcome at the bohlo or house where the festivities were going on. Everybody looked happy except the bride, and the poor thing was the very picture of mute despondency; but this appearance she must have assumed .to conform, 1 lancy, to the conventional customs of the country. The music and the singing were as odd as the heart of a stranger could desire. There was a bunin and nome.thinir like tnmrs. and an nld not. ' and several calabash shells scraped with bones, * the whole malting a kind of melody utterly unknown to the Philharmonic Societies, alter we had been treated to tiny caps of coffee, the best-looking man of our party was offered the bride with whom to dance, and then all the rest were In tarn provided with partners. The one that fell to my snare had wonderiully liquid and eloquent eyes, black as the plumes of midnight. The ladles were extremely gentle, and a few ox them had faces to arrest the eye of an artist. , They were all clad In white, except the bride, who was pensive, in jpale green. Alter the dancing was over, most ofns wno were armed with revolvers retired to a palm grove, near the house, and Bred off hall a dozen rounds of ammunition In honor of the event, a proceeding which tickled the rejoicing household Immensely. It was midday When we entered the Boca Uhicita or small mouth 01 the Yuna, tne river en which the Samana Bay Company expect to put a steamer one of these days to drain the trade of the La Vega country. There is a bar at this mouth and a bar at the other, ! a short distance eff the Boca Grande or large mouth, and the depth of water over each Is about two feet and a hair. The shores at the entrance, covered with vegetation, are exceedingly low, not more than a few inches above the water, disappearing altogether when the river Is lull. Here the festive alligator may be found and the mud he loves, for his pallet is spread over endless acres. A few hundred leet within the mouth of the river the depth Is three feet, which Is retained throughout all the tortuous windings of this stream to the village of Almasin, thirty-three miles' sailing distance, or seventeen as the bird dies. POLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAM. The boatmen dropped their oars when we entered the Yuna ana commenced poling against the stream, lor no other reason that I could perceive except downright laziness. The enrrent was about two miles au hour, and the width of the river about a hundred feet. To row with oars would have necessitated a little extra exertlon, lor the oars are clumsy, being merely a square piece of weed nailed on to a sixteen loot pole, and for rowlocks they employ ropeB. The poling was an easy, lazy way ot propulsion. Our Bpeed was about three-quarters of a mile an hour, and this went on through the hot hours of the day till the brain srew levcrlsh watching the snail-like pace of the craft creeping In the glare or the sunlight over the dark terrapin green of the river and between lolty walls of vegetation that seemed to have no end. AH night long the cuerro, or crow of these latitudes, made hideous music in the woods, and bis notes were mingled with those of a hundred other strange birds to whom the blessed institution of sleep seemed to be a Btranger. At every torn we taw ducks that might have been killed with a revolver, so tame did they appear and indifferent to our approach. The lonSrbiued aguassl was in countless numbers along the banks, and a species of blackbird flew over our heads every few minutes. TWO OR THKXB MOSQUITO as KNCOTOTXRKD. I had heard there were two or three mosquitoes to be met with on this river, and I think I met them. The people of Almasin and the "Americano" party, who saw me the morning 1 quit the caaoe forever, thought 1 had an intensified attack of smallpox. Yielding ont of pure benevolence to the solicitation of my only remaining fellow voyager to keep him company en the canoe for the night, as he wae afraid to land, the banks being so soft and slippery, I made a bed Eir myself on top or the baggage In the beat, oisteu an nmbrella to keep off the dews, and fell asleep. In the meantime the canoe had moved Into the very heart of the mosquito belt, and when I awoke at midnight I am persuaded the c nmbrella must have been supported by the numerical strength of the swarm of Tillanoos mosquitoes assembled for a feast. Bgt auch mosquitoes l Your New York tribe, lire milk-and-water fellows, lacking the dash sad rsTsnous energy of their brethren on the Tuna, These allow no obstacle to stand between them and a supper of blood. Their tidbits are the nose and ears, bat they seem to enjoy themselves anywhere they cau secure a foothold on the human form divine. They neglect the soles of the feet If the leather of the boots Is an inch thick. They look upon it as a waste of muscular force to seek any sustenance In that direction, but all the ordinary means of protection fsr the rest of the person they utterly despise: yet it Is atill a mystery to me how they contrived to reach through the palm matting and two folds of a blanket under which I slept, not to speak of the clothes 1 wore. They did It, and all the wealth of the Bamana Bay Company wsnld be an Insufficient Inducement lor me to make a trip of the A una again up stream in a native csnoe. TITK PILGRIM'S STSSTA. At Almssln I found the "Americanos," as the natives delight In calling our countrymen, spread around on such soft delights as saddles, blscslt boxes, coffee cans, plates and frying pans. They were taking a siesta more after the fashion ol tke emigrants at Castle Garden than of the voluptuous Spaniard who Introduced the cnstem Into these West India islands. Here was Halsey in one earner of the very open house where 1 found the party wooing slumber, with his head resting npon a Mexican saddle and his feet lost among sausage and sardine boxes. There was Oleg. the prophet of J [old, the full-hearted Callforulan, buried among olded hammocks, with his heels calmly resting on the edge of the san-coche pot. and as lor Plummer, the white-headed boy of West Point, his booted extremities terminated comfortably in a clothes basket. The "Americano" party left in the afternoon for the head of the river and 1 stayed behind ts take a rest alter the fatigne of .navigating the Yuna. For the Yuna it must be wald that the scenery Is delightful, there Is so mnch rank and splendid vegetation; hut some plan Tyust be thought oi lor banishing tke Intolerable swarms of mosquitoes, else most of us would prefer patronizing the Hudson to Albany. While 1 was pondering over the great future of NEW YOJ ilnuti a horseman came dashing lage In d snow-white salt and imposing sloe whiskers. it waa a cheeriol apparition, tor it turned out to be KB. 1ITBD1 rawiu, who had come all the way acvosa irom St. Domingo city to pilot the A mar loan party through the country and show Mr. Halsey where the timber and mineral treasures of the oonnlry were Mtuated. Penneli la a dashing fellow, speaks the language like a native and has more general information thwn most men. He waa too late lor the Americana, but the* returned in the evening with the opinion that Aimastn was tne best available bead of navigation, and there the projected ateamer should stop tor her cargoes of tobacco, mahogany, dyewr.ods, coffee, Ao., to bo transported to Sarnana. Penneli suggested that they should try the river again at a point higher op, named Jajgua, and tor that place they left again in the morning. Penneli and I went overland on horseback, stopped at Llalba for the night, at the house of the Magistrate ef the district, and proceeded next morning to Jajqua, with a "rake" of horses. Here, alter a Drier wait, we met the "Americans," wlo had been all the previous day and that morning coming np the stream, a distance oi only abont twelve miles. There was a general eplnion that it would cost less to deepen the river from from this point down to Almailn and make Jajqua the head of steamer navigation, and buld a wagon road from thence to Macoriez in the interior, than to select Almasln and build a wagon read from that point. From Almasin to Jajqna the road is frightful, and would cost a large sum of money to make it for wagons; but from Jajqna to Macortea it is comparatively plain sailing. After dinner all of ns took to horse and rattled away through chapparal and over savannas to the city of Macories, a great tobacco centre. The ride was long bnt very exhilarating. Our cavalcade at times extended 1n a line over a mile long; bat as night drew an we closed up ranks sad rpde in solid column. THK 8CBXKXT ON THX WAT wu of the most charming typo. Purple mountains on either hand; broad, green savainaa; belts of guava and mango trees, and a sky overhead or the softest blue. The posada, or boteil, where we were compelled to put up in Macorlez, waa something smaller and fess comfortably furnished than tbe Fifth Avenue. Captain Plummer slept on the counter and the rest of the party disposed of themselves as best they oould. The following day was consumed waiting for horses. It had gone abroad that we wanted to buy hones, and all sorts of miserable beasts were , brought in for our Inspection. Tbe man asked $160 for a nag which would have been an expensive investment at $6: but, then, these people think American bnmanity was originally east in silver, and that money to us is a consideration of the very least importance. Finally, Sunday morning, when all the people from near and far, dressed in their very- best, were pouring through the streets towards the hnmble church, we mounted horse tor Moca. Pennell and I happened to have two decent animals, and wa rode la front to give dignity and reputation to the party; bat Halaey; Plummer and Oley bad throw of the most forlorn-looking brutes that ever gripped a bridle. Plummer'B seemed as if It had Just walked-out of a museum of anatomy, and as we rode out of town a hundred laughing eyes were turned on the spectacle we presented. MOCA AND COB KOH8, AND SANTIAGO DB LOS CABELLXB08. We passed across the Vega Real, or royal meadow, on our way to Moca. The "meadow" looked like the Central Park multiplied a thousand times over. Tbe country through which we rode on the way to Moca Is the best on the Island, and the finest caituc&s, or fhrm enclosures are here to be met with, we were very hospitably entertained In Moca by Mr. Gregorio Klvas, and the best beds in tbe house placed at our disposal. Next morning, after cofTee and snnrlse, we were on the road again, this time bound lor Santiago do 1ob Cabelleros, which we reached in the afternoon, and had a rest in rocking chairs. This town was burned down during the Spanish occupation, but it Is on its legs again and thriving rapidly. It is In the bottom of a beautiful basin, and on tbe banks of a lively river called the Yague. The view from tbe fort above the town is almost as fine as thai from the top of Lookout Mountain. Yon have the royal meadow on the one band, stretching off a hundred miles towards St. Domingo, level as a prairie; and then, on the other, bold mountain peaks shoot up. and range after range of hills, In amphltheatrloal order rise by steps to the azure vault of tbe heavens. Yon might sit on the parapet of tbe fort for a whole day and never tire gazing on the splendid sweep of country at your feet. tan rfturum aav inn vrrivtALS. On the trip so far I have found the people very kind and gentle. They are mneh more Intelligent than I had supposed. They are exceedingly honest and Inoffensive, and there Is admirasle material In them for making good and efficient citizens of a republic. The people are all right. It la the officials, the plundering rascals, who stmt in a little brief authority, who give the country a bad name. Mnrder and robbery are of very rare occurrence, and, In fact, the offences familiar to our criminal code are rare In this latltnde. It is a gentle conntry altogether. The climate Is delightful. There are no wild beasts, nor serpents, nor venomous things of any kind, save the centipede and tarantula?and the latter Is as rarely met with as a green diamond. The dogs and horses are gentle, and Indeed the oountry is singularly Messed In all re- ' spects, save human government. That alone is the blight and cnrse of the land. SCHBKSS OF THK COLONISTS. Halsey says he can rnn a railroad from here down to Almasln or some other point on the Tuna at $30,000 a mile. He says he can see a dead level two-thirds of the way. Colonel Oley Is getting himself In shape to realize his predictions about the gold of the Vega Valley, le Is putting together his washing machine, which possesses the double capacity or separating the gold from the earth and of restoring a pair of socks or a shirt to the original color ol the cotton. After Halsey has cast bis eye niror tkn Iiimhnr roorinn and innaatirn/1 ffm valun and after Oley has taken an Inventory of the gold, copper and coal deposits, the party, pioneered hy Pennell, will make their way to St. Dom ngo city and embark about the latter end of the month for New York, where they will report to the directory. They have a thousand primitive ways of doing things In this country, at which, of course, we intelligent foreigners langb; but these people have only to be shown the miracles of our civilization?the sewing machine, the steam engine, the telegraph?to appreciate them jnst as much as we do. They are anxious to learn, yet no one is at hand to teach them. In the little town of Macorlez I called at the school ol Mr. Davila, and waa amazed to hear that his was the first and only school ever established in the town. So the youth of the community were permitted, for the most part, to grow up In ignorance. Yet the school, though only two short years in operation, had sixty scholars, and their exercises in reading and arithmetic were, under the circumstances, surprising. WHAT TUB DOMINICAN'S REQflRE. Give this people a good stable government and Introduce among them the many arts that make us so proud sad prosperous in America and St. Domlngo would grow to he an earthly paradise. But In Its present condition, sparsely populated, largely given up to the wilderness and lacking decent roads and all quick and convenient means of communication, it has no charm outside of Its climate for the Northern stranger. The soil is above and beyond praise, ror It will grow anything that can be mentioned, and I therefore refrain from giving you the names of the many rare treeB, plaits ana fruits Ipassed on the journey and left by the roadside. Everything In the botanical diotlonary can be grown in St. Domingo; but noDody makes an effort to test the capacity of the soil. There are no ploaghs, and nature has the whole business of agriculture thrown upon her shoulders. Pennell has found me out a horse to go to Porto Plata, and as I hear there is some excitement there ovor an attempt to outrage the British flag by the Dominican authorities I mist bid adieu to delightful Santiago and the sweet, sparkling Yague River, where the lovely maids wash their linen on the stones, and hasten over the mountains te the elty by the sea, passing the lustrous peaks of the Santa Cerro, wearing eternally their mantle of elyslan purple. Haiaey, Oley and Plummer go to La Vega an?f from there down the valley to Cotuy and flnnllv tf\ Ht Tlnminrrn ?> MUSICAL AID DRAMATIC I0TE8. ' Slgnora Fabbrlcla, a prima Oonna In Italy, lor whom Mercadante and Donizetti expressly composed operas, died lately in Lisbon. M A school of mnalc baa been establlsbed at Athens. This Is tbe first establishment of the kind In tbe East and already numbers 400 pupils. London, like New York, Is constantly projecting new theatres, the latest suggestion in tbe former city being an opera bouse ror Mr. Mapleson. The Wagner Union, of which Mr. Theodore Thomas is President, gives a concert at stelnway Hall on next Friday evening, in aid of the Bayreuth festival. With the exception of a symphony by Beethoven the programme is composed entirely of Wagner's music. The production of Sardou's "Uncle Sam" in thiH country enconrages the authors of "Frou-Fron,"? MM. Haldvy and Mellhac, to go on with their American play, which they call "Jonathan." They are likely te tlnd that America is an unfortunate plaoe for Frenchmen. It seems that the English ministry met with two misfortunes abont the same time?the defeat of the Irish Education act and the burlesque of "The Happy Land," at the court Theatre. The following notice distributed among the audience explains what happened to tbe ministry and the theatre:? Notice.?"The Happy Land."-Mlss Litton begs to inform the public that the Lord Chamberlain has forbidden Messrs. Usher, Hill and Righton, to make up their faces in Imitation of Messrs. Gladstone Lowe and Ayrton. Royal Cut kt Theatric, March 6, 1873. On the same evening In the House of Commons, Sir Lawrence Pslk gave notice that he should ask by whose authority a policeman was sent In plain clothes to interdict the performance, and In tne lnuer lobby the subject divided conversation with the probabilities of the approaching division on the Irish bill. The performance Is now allowed to go on, the actors having promised not to "make up" like the Midlntcrs, UK HERALD, SATURDAY, RACING PROSPECTS. Brilliant Campaign in Prospective?The Merita ?f the Maroh Entries Reviewed. The publication of the entries for the several racing erents, which closed on the 1st Inst., has created quite a stir in sporting circles. The raoea of the American Jockey Club, to be run at the Spring meeting, are the Fordbam Handicap, for all ages, one mile and a quarter, with thirty-eight entries; the Jockey Club Handicap, all ages, two miles, twenty-ax entries, and the Westchester Cup, Ibr ail ages, with penalties for winners of angle noes of amounts of 92,000 sad upward, Ibr which there are eighteen entries. Those lor Saratoga are a Sweepstakes lor all ages, a mile and a quarter, fifteen entries; Flash stakes; tor two-year-olds, half mile, twenty-nine entries; Sequel Stakes, three-year-olds, with a penalty of seven pounds lor winner of any stake this year, the dlstanoe two miles, with nineteen entries; the Summer Handicap, two miles, twenty-six entries; Sweepstakes, for two-year-olds, three-quarters of mue, witn penalties for winners, rweniy-iour entries, and a Sweepstakes, for three-year-olds, two miles, winners of certain amounts penalized, lor which there are bnt fourteen entries. Speculation in regard to the handicaps must, of course, be deferred until the bandlcapper shall have announced the weights which, In his Judgment, will bring the horses as nearly as possible together at the flnlsh. it should be observed, however, that better classes of horses are this year entered than are usually found In American handicaps. lie two-year-old stakes at Saratoga most also remain In the dark nntll some of the youngsters develop their qualities. "Blood will tell'* Is quite as true a maxim as ever It was; but In these days very few eolts of Inferior breeding are entered to be run over either of the courses rererred to. From so large a number of fashionably bred colts, however, we must expect many first class racers and One contests. The three-year-old events also remain in uncertainty, for the reason that winners are to be penalized, and consequently the weights are yet nndetermlned. The most prominent are Count D'Orsay, and a fine Imported oolt by Breadalbane, In Mr. Belmont's stable; Mr. Morris' Long Branch; Wiaard and Pelloworaft, in Mr. Llttell's stable; Mr. Qrinstead's Crockford, Messrs. Hunter and Travis' Keviler and Strachino, Messrs. Lewis A Ca's Joe Johnston, Ac., the others all being of good repute. The number of entries is not urge in enner 01 toe events lor tnreeyear-olds, but they seem to be a select lot. A number of the finest colts in the country appear to have been reserved for the prominent fixed events of great value, which closed In 1871. In regard to the entries for the other events Just closed the records and the personal observation of experienced turf men tarnish sufficient Information upon whloh to form opinions?opinions only, for results often demonstrate the "glorious uncertainty" of racing. Of the eighteen entries for the Wqptchester Cup, Tubman, five years old, has a penalty of three pounds extra, mating his weight 117 lbs. The position of first favorite Is generally conceded to him. A few pounds can make but little difference to a five-year-old In a dash of two and a quarter miles, and the little penalty,he Is to carry seems ,to receive no consideration. Besides ' Tubman Colonel McDaniel has entered Abd-el-Koree, another five-year-old, a good colt at three years, when he defeated Helmbold, at four miles, but probably a permanently Injured home from that extraordinary "performance. Tubman started In fourteen races last year, and scored nine winnings, beating such horses as Lyttleton, Ortolan, Meteor, Preakness, Prank Hampton, Padladeen, Frogtown, Arizona, Susan Ann, Metella, Nevada, Ac. Most of his successes, however, were at short distances, Including a second heat or a mile at Baltimore in 1 :?x. At two miles he ran a respectable raoe, beating Busan Ann and two others at Saratoga In 8:30X. At Jerome Park, Fall meeting, he won the Grand National Handicap, two and a quarter miles, carrying 108 lbs., and beating Preakness, five years, 118 lbs.; Defender, five years, 107 lbs., and John Merrymaa, four years, 100 lbs. The time slow??:103g. He also won the irr<?a.t Rowle Stakes four-mile heats. . at Baltimore, galloping at bis ease, with nothing better than John Merryman to contend with, Preakness being third and poor old Flora Mclvor nowhere. Time slow?first heat, 8:22; second heat, 8:3l. The races enumerated give a fair representation of the merits or Tubman and indicate that he is fast at a mile, can beat a tolerably good one at two miles and can gallop four-mile heats la front of a poor lot. It may as well be remembered, too, that Tubman was defeated by Alroy for the Jockey Club Handicap, though the latter gave him five pounds; by Frank Hampton, a mile and a hall, with 101 ponnds on each, and by Arizona, for .the Consolation Purse, one mile and three-quarters, on even terms?the last two races at the second Sara* toga meeting. As Tubman has already loomed up as the most prominent favorite, lot us examine the chances for a successful competitor for the Cup. London, now four years old, In Captain Moore's stable, deserves especial attention. He started eight times last year and won four races. His best performances were as follows:?At New Orleans, in April, he won the Minor stakes, one mile, in 1:47, beating Magnolia, Shylock and six others. He was the favorite before the start and won easily. At Saratoga, alter being beaten for the Kenner Stakes, two miles, by Joe Daniels and Meteor, be won a handicap of a mile and an eighth, carrying 95 lbs., beating Mimi, same age, 83 lbs.; Piedmont,same age, 86 lbs.; Nema, same age, 87 lbs., and John Merryman, fonr years, 101 lbs.; time, 2:03?a fraction over 1:40 to the mile. At Nashville, in September, he won a dash of two miles, beating Bessie Lee, Eland and three others, in 3:39)4?a fraction betjer than Tubman's two miles?and "won in a canter by six lengths." At same place two days afterwards he won the Maxwell House Stakes for three-year-olds, two-mile beats, beating Bessie Lee, Tom Aiken, Lampi and Malitain 3:30\, 3:37)4?both heats won in a canter, the last by six or eight lengths. This was certainly a fine performance for a three-year-old, and. notwithstanding the many successes of Tubman, we look upon London as quite his equal at two and a quarter miles. Wanderer, five years old, In the stable of Messrs. Bice k McOormlck, most not be despised. He started In eight races last year and scored four winnings. At New Orleans, in April, he won mile heats, beating Frank Ross, Niagara and Olenrose {n 1:61,1:47 H, 1:47)4, winning the last two heats, tf? last one at his ease and eight or ten lengths ahead. At Nashville, in September, he won a purse, a mile and a quarter, carrying 104 lbs., beating London, three years, 100 lbs.; Emma Pratt, four years, 101 lbs., and Richland, four years, 104 lbs. Time, 2:12J4- He beat London a length, but had considerable advantage In the weight. The next day he won the Railroad Stakes, all ages, two-mile heats, beating Hollywood, The Dipper and Frogtewn, in 3:41)4, 3:48)4?the last heat won in hand and by several lengths. Two days later he walked over for a purse, two-mile heats. London was the only horse there able to contend with him, and he had already done enough for a three-year-old. Alroy, Ave years old, though (like his rormer stable companion, Abd-el-Koree) a much abused and injured horse, must not be considered entirely out of the race, should he return, from the South In fair condition. Though thoroughly worn out and a little thick winded last Fall, he was railroaded to the South, for what purpose no one could imagine ; but he is a horse of One constitution, and It is said be is recovering his form. He was a good horse last Spring?ran four races at the Jerome Park Spring Meeting, winning the two longest? but he utterly failed at the late meetings. His best performances were as follows:?At Jerome Park he won the Jockey Club Handicap, two miles, giving Tubman Ave pounds, as above stated, and Qulntard nine pounds (all same age), the time being 3:48. He won handsomely by two lengths, but the time prgs not as good as ihat of other races at shorter distances on the same day. At same meeting he won a free handicap sweepstakes, two and , one-eighth miles, earning 116 lbe.. and beating MARCH 22, 1873.?TRIPL Metella (flvu years, 100 lbs.) and Bdwln (four years 103 iba.) The time was 4:03.*; not test, bat a boot as rood as the beat 00 that day. He gave each of his competitors twelve pounds. He was then a good horse; bat, In view of his sad condition last Pall, his chances are not flattering. Mary Clark, Ave years old, Is looking remarkably well, and, though she has been virtually off the turf (or more than a year, deserves some consideration; She was a good three-year old, and may yet perform well. This mare will have to carry three pounds extra on account of the sweepstakes for two-year-olds, a mile and a furlong, won at Jerome Park in lflTti True Blue seems to have seme admirers, but his performances do not Justify any hopeful predictions in his favor. The other eleven entries may be reft to take their ebaneee; and If any one can discover a winner of the enp among them let him speak. At Saratoga the flrst of the recently dosed events will be the sweepstakes for all ages, a mile

and a quarter, and, Judging from tne number and fame of the horses entered, It shonM bo a lively opening of the Bummer sports. There are fifteen entries, and among them are Harry Baasett, Joe Daniels, Alarm, Monarchist, Preakaess, Wlxard, Ortolan, Wanderer, Ac. Colonel McDanlel's starter, whether he be Harry itassett or Joe Daniels, will probably be flrst favorite, while Alarm, who has the quickest mile on record, would seem to bo equal to any horse for this race; and all the uuivra iiBuicu ?wjyo wiu u? ill buuo isvvr. Should Bassett and Alarm both start, In rood rorm and on a good track. It will require a brave sportsman to lay much odds upon either. And yet both may M defeated. Besides the several others ef fame and bright record there are some dangerous threeyear-olds among the entries, and new stars may be discovered. The Saratoga Cup (always a brilliant event) has fifteen entries, including the great rivals Harry Bassett and Monarchist. Colonel McDaniel, to provide against the possible failure of Bassett's leg, has also entered Joe Daniels and Tubman, and Mr. Sanford has entered Preakness, probably only to make the running for Monarchist. Messrs. Hunter A Travers name Alarm; and, as he was almost invincible last year as far as a mile and a quarter, the additional year may make him the pcor of the best cup horses. London Is also In, and will give a good account of himself. Mr. Belmont's Woodbine Is also entered. She started four times last year and won three stakes for fillies? the Monmouth Oaks, a mile and a half, in 2:42; the Alabama Stakes, a mile and an eighth, In 2:00, and the Hunter's Stakes, a mile and three-quarters, In 8:10t{, with no very good ones among her competitors. Tho time was slow In each race, but the fillies carried 107 lbs. For the Dixie Stakes (her last race) she failed to get a place. She must Improve to be able to win the cup. Several of those prominently noticed, as In the Westchester Cup, are also among the entries lor the Saratoga, and are worthy of some consideration. Should Colonel MoDantel decide to start Bassett his chances seem to be best; but Monarchist, Alarm and London will be watched with fear and trembling. Should Joe Daniels represent the "confederacy" the race with the three last named ought to be an old-fashioned struggle, and although Monarchist would In thai case be probably the favorite, his backers will doubtless be accommodated with all the money they want. We must reserve for a future review the important fixed events which closed In July, 1871. Tho entries are very numerous, and the many splendid races by two-year-olds last year have placed in the first class so large a number of high-bred colts that these fixed events will constitute the most interesting feature of the year's racing. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT. One of the Skins marking the growth of the historical spirit In this country Is the projection of a series of general histories ef the States, to be brought out In octavo volumes, one being devoted to each State. The first volume?being Michigan, with biographical sketches and illustrations, by Charles R. Tnttle?will shortly be Issued Irom the office of the Free Press at Detroit. The Curious Romance of the "Holt Grail, " full of chivalry and the Catholic taith, is about to be fully translated for the first time into modern French by M. E. Hucher. The text will be a manuscript of the thirteenth century, the earliest known, in the dialect of Plcardy, and the work will form three volumes. To the student of the Middle Ages this will be a precious work, linking, as it does, the oldest French traditions with the myths of the Orient. S. Austin Almbonb, of Philadelphia, whose "Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" is to appear In a lew weeks, has sailed for Europe. The Editor of that indispensable literary Journal, The Publisher's Weekly, complains of the serious want that is felt of any complete catalogue of American publications. His efforts to supply the vacuum (which Is net honorable to American pnbllahlrtflp nnfnrnrlaal liavn linn n frnutrurswl he tlm failure of most publishers to furnish cither complete and accurate titles of their publications or the books themselves, from which such titles could be compiled. "Men of toe Third Republic," being: sketches of/ men now prominent in the French government, is in the press of Porter A Coates, Philadelphia. Wilhelmine von uillekn, who wrote the rather good stories entitled, "Only a Girl" and "TwoFold Life," hA? been styled "The German George Eliot." She is a very German George Eliot, Indeed. Among forthcoming works or lecal history of more than ordinary Interest is Thompson Westcott'B "History of Philadelphia, from the time of the first settlements on the Delaware to the consolidation of the city and dlstilcts in 1864." There Is no history of modern Philadelphia published. "Recent Exemplifications of False Philology," by Fitz Edward Hall, is a pamphlet In which "Words and their Uses" Is roughly handled, and Its author fairly overwhelmed with erudition. Since Louise colit Died, In 1871, at Nice, George Sand is the only living feminine writer in France whose pen has proved a plume d'or. Mme. Colet, a very voluminous writer, was once a poor governess, and left a fortune of seven er eight hundred thousand francs. George Sand Is still richer. Mrs. K. B. Duffey has written, and Stoddart, or Philadelphia, will publish, "What Women Should Know; A Woman's Book About Women." This appropriates the title of a book written by Miss Muloch twenty years ago. Porter A Coates, Philadelphia, announce as in 1 preparation, a "Hand Book of the Vienna Exposition," being a complete guide for visitors, with a Hat or fares, lines of travel, maps, Ac. . Miss Maktinkac's early novel, "The Hour and the Man," which takes the negro liberator Toaasaint l'Ouverture for Its hero, Is announced far republication by Harper A Brothers. Halt A Williams will a?ld to their handy volume library "Oabrielle de Oelestange," by Eirauit, from the French. The London Obn-rver says:?"The non. Mr. Tuckerman, late American Minister at Athens, whose work, 'The Greeks of To-Day,' recently appeared in London, has been presented by the King and Queen of Greece with a handsome dinner service, ill re* cognition of his exertions on bphaif of the Hellenic cause. Captain W. H. Bbll, of the United States Array,' has written a humorous Illustrated book on onr mew iceberg territory, under the title of "Quiddities sf an Alaska Trip." C. A. Steel A Co., ol Portland, Oregon, are the publishers. Uknkral shkkidan will give the result ot his observation* during the Franco-Prussian war In a new book on military tactics. REAL ESTATE MATTERS. The general gloom hanging over the city yesterday likewise pervaded the Real Estate Exchange, and the limited assembly which was present manifested but little spirit Id the transactions. The dealings, therefore, were light, the only sale being the one held by Colonel James M. Miller, of the five atory brown stone house and lot lou Church street, lil.J.QX7A, to J. T. Harrington, for $48,700. The sale or this property had been postponed no less than thirteen different times, until It was finally closed out. yesterday for good. There certalnlv seems to be luck in odd numbers. Of private aalea we have nothing to record. E SHEET. THE VERMONT CENTRAL Judge Royee's Decision in the Case of Complaint Against the Receivers and Managers. I The Claim for Rent Settled by Ordering the Aeeoonti Into the Chancery Court. WITHDRAWAL OF THE PETITIONS. ftr. Albans, Vt, March 21.18T3. The hearing on the petitions ef the first mortgage bondholders and the stockholders of the Vermont and Canada Railroad Company for the removal of the trustees and managers of these roads has turned out to be a complete fiszle. Charges of the gravest and most serious nature were made against Messrs. Smith, Clark, Barnes and Cheney, all of which have failed to be maintained, and the petitioners to-day have virtually I ABANDONED THXlh CASS. No witnesses Have been called on bebalf of the trustees, and none have been necessary, In the opinion of the Court. The matter Is looked upon here as a complete failure and the confidence of the people In the trustees has been strengthened thereby. Judge Royce rendered the following decision this afternoon JUDGE ROYCE'S DECISION*. okhtlevkw?We have had no time nh.ce tht* case wai aobnitttea to prepare any formal opinion, nor, In tart, to write out anything connected with thia matter; liut we have had no embarrassment in relation to the disposition which should be made of the case. Inasmuch as we have agreed in reference to ita disposition, it la probably lor tne intereat 01 all parties that the caae should be disposed of. Ho tar aa this hearing is concerned, at this time, thia peUtinn is for an order upon these receiver* and manager* to pay to tha Vermont and Canada road, or for their benefit, ni brht, amounting to fiUO.OOO, whicn was due to that road on the 1st day otlast December, and the petitioners, in order to make out their caae a prima /aria case, have Introduced proof here to show that the net earnings or the road were sufficient to pay this rentot 1110,000 and the intereat, and there rest their case. The receivers and managers, as an excuae for the non-payment of the rent, claim that they had no money In tneir hands that was applicable to this purpose, and that whatever money had come into their hunds as receivers and managers they had paid out as trustee*, as receivers and managers In the discharge of obligations which had occurred and were occurring against them as such receivers and manager*. Weil, now it is claimed on the part ot the petitioners that, inasmuch aa the net earnings of tho road were sulttcient to pay the rent, it Is a matter ol indifference to thein whether these receivers and managers have paid this money out If they have paid it out the claim is that tliey nave rain it for puhposks rnir were unauthorised. Weil, it seems to us. gentlemen, that we are not in a Sosition to decide that question; that before we can ecide or make any order upon the receivers and managers ior the payment of this money this account should be settled, so that the Court can act Intelligently, and aaeertaia in the first place whether theresis any fund out of which to pay this rent, how that flind was earned, and ascertain from that account wnat sums these receivers and managers have expended, and for what purpose they have expended those sums, whether they were legitimate and proper expenditure*. It would be novel to make an order that receiver* and managers should pay out of a trust lund to the beneficiaries of the cestui qua trust until it was first ascertained whether there was any fund outot which to pay. That la the prominent question that is presented in the case as it is made out. It seems to us we ran mako no such order until we are put into possession of the tacts, and the whole facts, connected with the accounts, and hence we believe that the tkustkks amd ranaokhs should settle their accounts. By the decree of iMi, and it ii conceded on the part of the petitioners that thirf decree is one that is of binding nhlliratinil nnnn fhn nnrtl??i tn it ihown rnnalvoeu ami managers were required annually to report to the Court of Chancery, by which Court their account* were to be acttlcd. It appears that these accounts have not been settled by the Court of Chancery since 1867. No accounts have been settled in fact since i860, aud we do not think that there has been any reasonable excuse Riven tor this ncirlect upon the part of the receivers and managers In not settling their accounts. It is true, it is claimed, that the auditors who were constituted by this decree, this Advisory Committee, who were constituted auditors, had had access to those accounts, aud had passed upon them, and that they supposed that that answered all that was required of them under this decree. But in the decree on the 161st page it ia provided that "the trustees of the second mortgage bondholders of said Vermont Central Kailroad Company, or said Vermont and Canada Railroad Company, shall have the right at all times to object to any part ot the accounts of said trustees and receivers before the same shall have been passed upon by the Court" Now, until these accounts were filed in the Court of Chancery there wae no opportunity for these parties to object to any portion ot them, because they were not supposed to know how the receivers and managers claimed that the account stood. Wc thtak It was a plain duty upon the part ot these receivers aud managers to have followed the decree in this particular, aud have settled these accouuta annually, and that tliev should be settled now, and the question comes whether we have the power under this petition to order tkat these accounts shall be settled. There is no prayer in the petition that they shall be settled; bat, as the case Is made up and comes here, we have no doubt hut that we have the power to make auch an order at thia time upon these petitions, and WC SHALL CASK SUCH AC ORDBB that these receivers and managers settle their accounts with the Court of Chancery, well, now, there are very many questions that have been very elahorulely und learnedly discussed that we do not feel called upon to decide?we do not regard It as a matter of duty, and do not think that the case demands It?sue h questions as the order of Judgment. It is claimed upon the purtolthe " Stitioners that the rights of the lessors under cse Ogdensburg and Rutland leases should be fiostponcd to their claims for this rent. Well, f they should be postponed, tt Is very evident to us that the Ogdcnsburc Kailroad Company and the Rutland Railroad Company should he made parties to this proDeeding. It would lie a novelty to make an order which is treated by the counsel here as an order that would lie final that opgratcs to postpone the payment of the rent ot those two roads, without making them parties to the proceeding and giving them opportunity to be beard. we uo not regard it necessary to uecioe inav wnen mew account* are iettle<l they are filed in the Court of Chanccryandthe Chancellor in pot in possession ot all the tact*, no that he can act understanding!?, and then the order In which these payments should be made can be defined, fixed and settled; and this should be done in such a way in a matter of this Importance that the opinion of the Supreme Court may be had upou tills question by either narty If they desire it Ho that we should make no order under this petition at this time upon the receivers and managers to pay this rent. If such an order should be made it might leave the receivers and managers in this position. If the Court proceeded here and made an order upon them to pay this S12,hU0 and the interest upon it by a certain time and they neglected to pay it, tliev might be proceeded against for contempt for disobeying an order of the Chanc iller; tliev might be compelled to pay it if tliey did not pay It voluntarily. Wliea the money is paid to the Vermont and Canada Railroad It Is disbursed to the parties who are entitled to it and Roes out of the pm&ession of that road as a corporation. If the Kuprcme Court should finally, upon the settlement of these accounts, determine that the receivers and managers were justified in paying out the money just as they claim they liuve expended It, why It would leave these receivers and managers where the law never contemplated they would be lelt. Tho question of the privity of the rights of these parties to this trust money which comes Into their hands should be determined in file first instance. In my judgment, before any order is made where there urc any conflicting interests. And In that view ot the case we should feel disposed to order these accounts to be settled, and in reference to the form of that order or te the time in which the receivers and managers shall be allowed to hie those accounts, and as to tho time for excepting to the accouats If the counsel do not agree, we would near them In regard to Uiose questions. Now, In reference to tags* othbr erriTioss, they pray for removal of these receivers and managers, and one or both of them pray that they may be ordered to settle their accounts. As tar as this praver In those petitions is concerned?the latter prayer?it Is , answered by the order we make In this, shall we retain the petitions, allow them to remain In Court upon the other branch or the petitions? Ordinarily when a party tiles a petition In the Conrt of Chancery he has the right to have It retained there until it is finally judicially Jetermined, but it is the duty of the Court of Chancery to see to It that there is no detriment to the trust property that can be avoided. Now, it Is claimed on the part <f TUX RSCXITEBS AKD MASAGKES that permitting these petitions to lie here in this Conrt cinbarraoses the receivers and managers In the discharge of their duty; it embarrasses them In negotiating the securities that are entrusted to them to dispose of tor the purpose of carrying on and managing this property. w?n now it this be true, the netition should not be re taineil here unless the retention 1* necessary for the purpose of protecting or earing tome right to the petitioners. As I understand the law upon the calling in of these accounts and the settlement of them, the Chanoellor shall And that these men have conducted themselves In such a manner that they should be removed, which they would be, and they can be removed upon motion, and even If it should be necessary for thess to Ale s petition, as in these esses, why all the parties would have to do would be to Ale a petition. nut Plants ron rkbotai. under snch a state of circumstances would oontaln different allegations irom those contained in these petitions. It would tie based upon something that Is to transpire in the future in connection with those accounts, so If the petition were retained In Court It would be of no benefit to the party unless the petitlsns should be amended, and It seetas to me It would be no Inconvenience to the parties and It certainly is of no particnlsr harm to these parties, that the petitions should lie here In Court. Hence we have coacluded that, in rcterence to these two petitions, wo should either dismiss them without prejudice to the petitioners or permit lhem to withdraw them, as they may choose. This, In short, gentlemen. Is the resulf to which we have 59?C IS IT.? &hd, as I betore remarked, tbefA are mafly questions very learnedly and elaborately discussed here that we do not leel It a matter ol duty to decide upon this application, such as the rights and duties of these receivers srnl managers. Those questions all come up In the settlement of their sccounts and we might only preludge tho matter by giving any opinion upon that subject upon this occasion, and we do not teel that the case calls for it. I will sow refer to ma. DAva.vronr'g motion, that this matter should be, In the first Instance, referred to one or more masters I do not understand ordiaarily that, when receivers are required to Ale and settle their accounts, that It Is customary. In the Ai*t Instance, to rcter the matter to a master: that the course of proceeding is for them to Ale their account in the Court, and then any party Interested In the subject matter has a given time In wnirh to Ale exceptions to that account, and then the whole subject may go to a masterthat Is, the Items of the account to which exceptions are taken may bo referred to the Master with Instruciions to report the facta connected with the disputed Iteina The motion ot Mr. Pavenport, as 1 understood It, requested that the Chancellor would direct that this Master examine Into the connection of these receivers and managers ol the riullivan Kailroad and the Moutreal and Vermont Junction Railroad. We have no right to assume in the Arst Instance but that these receivers and managers In settling their aeconnt will do all that the law requires them to do, and it may tic that wheu that account comes Into the Court of t hsnrery every snhiert matter about which these gentlemen desire an accounting taken will he embraced and fully stated by the receivers and managers, and they, of course, understand that la the settlement of these acrouuta they are required not to state results, but to five the evidence by which thoec results are attained. The account must be . 5 mfflefentrr vpentte so mat everybody can understand how the reenM Is arrived at Well, now, T JUDMBNT la. If theae re-elver* and ma eager*, upon All at their aeeounta with the Oonrt of Chancery, ah on I<1 omit to Ala any account* which parties interested in thla properly think they should Ale nn account comernlne, that It la then competent for onch partica to apply to the Chan, cellor, end upon the proper representation of auch fact be will make tucn order In the premise ae ha ehall think u required. It te for theae rcaaoni that we have decided that It ehall take the regular course and the course pursued under the Eiuriinti Chancery law and that contemplate* by thla decree of IBM. Mr. Davenport said"T had, Toor Honors, Indulged the hope, which, I regret in behalf of my etieute, if lorn? other reason, was without foundation, that If Vour Honorsi should come to the conclusion to overrule the inos tion which I understood yesterday I was following the suggestions of the Conrt In making, before tnrniag n? clients out of Court they would be permitted, througfe their couneel, to be respectfully heard bv the Conrt with reference to matten which they, even if everything else were excluded, felt justiAed In presenting; but as we demand that this petition U definitely disposed Of, ami lhat too, without my clients having snv opportunity to be heard upon IU merits, I shall follow the suggestion of the Conrt nod with greet respect withdraw their petition." Mr. Hard then withdrew both petitions by Instruction of Mr. Brooks Mr. FiriKLo?What do I understand Is withdrawn t The Coenr?All of the petitions. . Mr. Bsooxe?As I understand the rnling of the Conrt, If Is equivalent to a denial of our petiUou*. Judge Roron?It Is a preeent denial. We proposed to retain the petition here, so that it might be ureught up at a future time. Mr. Broolu?Your Honor (eemed to labor under the imti premlon that we came before the Court for au account* ink, or that ypu have the liberty to turn u* over to an ac* counting, we came not here nuking for the accounting;. We aak for the rent, and nothing elite, and are told that we can hare no rent, but we can have the question set* tied whether there I* a rent found If we choose to go into an accounting, which may cover months or years. Tha remedy which the Court proposes to give as Is not tha one suited to oar wishes, and (hat it the reason we With* draw the petitions. The Conrt?Well, if the gentleman does wish an accounting we shall not make an order. That ends tha quarrel for the present at least. the prrrrioN8 withdrawn. Tha decision was received with great excitement/ and Immediately alter Its conclusion Messrs. Davenport and Brooks, in behalf severally of the first mortgage bondholders and the stockhold* era of the Vermont and Canada Railroad, withdrew their petitions for the removal of the trnstecs and also for the payment of rent, all ol which Indicate an absolute and unconditional sur< render, br, perhaps, it might be called a "root," horse, foot and dragoons. Very naturally, the pan tlsana of the trustees and managers are jubilant. ART MATTERS. Hsrvsy Young. Mr. Harvey Toung Is the name of an exceedingly clever yoang artist who gained his first valuable experience in California, and who has his Btndlo al 48 East Fourteenth street. He Is yet In the first .years of early manhood, bat has done work ol sufficient merit to Justify the hope that he will ere a very long interval of time shall have passe*! occupy a prominent place among American painters. The most ambitious of his works Id "Cascade Lake," which presents ono of the most characteristic views among the Sierra Nevada. An afternoon fog is supposed to be clearing away, and the many projecting peaks are dimly veiled In varl-colored mists. The light of the picture Id concentrated In the centre, whence It so radiated aa to brighten and enrich the purple Bides of tho mountains. In the middle distance a caseado gleams and foams. The artist has been peculiarly successful In bis treatment of those tugacloas tintd and shades which are at once the ambition and the despair of every one who attempts to paint a mountain landscape. While one is studying the feat ares the scene changes, and the lineaments ol the mist run Into one another ere the most facile brush can transfer them-to canvas. The picture it* torty-eight inches by sixty, and is to be mentioned as Mr. Young's strongest and most praiseworthy effort. Three, other works demand speclflcation. One Is "Mount Hood," Oregon Territory. The huge moun- a tain, bonneted with ermine, uprear* itseif in tho background,while a tender intercession of blue mist soltens the light which Is gathered upon It. Homo Indian tents on the piain beneath indicate thai the verge has been reached where our nationality ceases to be exclusively civilized. The limpidity or the water in the foreground is admirably pre* served. Another picture 1b "The Blue Canyon of the Hierra Nevada," a locality which every C'alllornian traveller with an eye to the gigantically pic* turesque will remember. The heavens are lllledi with surging clouds, which are foamed with light, and the mountains are clad with tints of a rich purple gray. The Btream known as the American River glides through the scene, and a lino sufficiently straight and emphatic Indicates tho presence of the railroad, 2,500 feet above the river* This picture la very nearly aa large as "Cascade Lake." "Shasta-Butes" Is the last of the very interesting batch of pictures by Mr. Young to which wo ahull this morning ask attention. It represents a famous mouutain at the head of Bacramento Valley, rearing ltseir far above a range of barren foothills. A cloudlessly blue flrmauent stretches above the scene. Home teams are fording a stream* ami the horizon is enveloped in a soft, pink mist, treated with a delicacy which we suspect to be oiio of Mr. Young's inherent characteristics. The principal picture to which we have reicrrcd, "Caseado Lake," is already purchased, and will probably be on its route to Virginia City. Haseltlne's Gallery. At Mr ffftaftltinA'a trftllprv An Rant RAnrtAAntfk street, near University place, may b? seen a nunis ber or fine pictures, to some of which public &tten~ tlon has not yet been called. Among these may be mentioned a "View of Venice," by Haseltlne, th? artist now in Rome t a work by Rlchter, one bji Bakalowlcz and one by Zama^ls. It wonld be In* terestlng to know precisely how many views ol Venice have been painted by artists at home and abroad. An exhibition wonld be less complete without one than with some sheep by Verboeckhoven. It Is just to Mr. Haseltlne to acknowledge that lie la less conventional and unoriginal than are nine artists out or ten. The water which tiw paints has the advantage of being something; more than a mass or blue paint, with a sort or curvilinear water In It, meant to answer to the rhythm of the waves. The plcturo has been In the citv for only a short ttme. Bakalowlcz has a characteristic elaboration called "Tuo Pet," in which one small monkey and two largo ladies llgure. The monkey Is being proiTcrcd sonny grapes by one or tne women, whose rich blue dres? sets off the equally rich white one of her companion. The scene by Kichter might be taken to represent an episode in the Petit Trianon. Threw ladles and a gentleman, attired in the costumes of the time ot Louis the Sixteenth, occupy a richly' furnished and tapestried apartment, which open* upon gardens which might be those or Versailles. A sort of Oolce far niente, rflado voluptuous and courtly, Is Indicated in the attitudes and expression or the group. The small picture by Zamacold Is exquisitely finished. It represents a cavalier tasting wine, a glass containing which he holds up with tne alrol a ron>u>l**eitr, while he smacks hit* lips with the critical gusto or one quite used to tho business. There are many other good pictures lir the Haseltlne Gallery, bat those we havo specified are among the newest. IHTEMPEKAMUt, ABU DEA1J1. Arreat oa Muaplclon. Yesterday morning Detective Johnson, of thai Thirteenth precinct, brought to the City Hall Mary McNamee, a miserable-looking, bare-rooted Inebriate, whom he had arrested on suspicion ofl having caused the death of Bridget McSweegan, also of very Intemperate habits, late or 48 Hcammel street. Both the women lived iu the same tenement house, and last Saturday night they dranlc together and subsequently quarrelled. During the trouble 11 Is alleged that Mary strnoK Bridget oa the head with a soaa water Imttle, but that is by no means certain. At a later hour Bridget was foun.t lying In the hallway. Intoxicated and suffering rroui a scalp wound, which might havo i*ecn the results or a Ml. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital* where, owing to the had condition of her system,, erysipelas set In and death followed. while In the Coroner's Court, the prisener, wh? was suffering frem great physical prostration, sank to the Oeor in a feinting fit, and It was fonriffl necessary to remove her to Centre Street Hospital! for treatment, ft is but proper to say that thm suspected woman positively denies her guilt. THE ERIE RAILWAY OOMPANY'8 GROUNDI RENT PAID. Comptroller Green has collected from the Eriai Railway Company ground rent for three years an<fl nine months en property of the city located aq Duane, iteade, Washington and West streets, at| the rate ef $11,240 per annum, up to February 1^ 1878, amounting In the aggregate to $42,187 60. Tin* original appraisers having failed to agree upon the^ valuation of this property as a basis of the rental,! the present Comptroller designated a new ap-1 pralser on behalf of the city, by whose action thai matter was brought under consideration and thw rent agreed npon. The rent reserved under thai lormer lease was at the rate of $1,260 per annum, COMPTROLLER'S RECEIPTS. Comptroller Green reports the following arnonnta/ received yesterday In the City Treasury froim different sources, vis. SCSI TVS or TASKS. ??. From taxes. Croton water rent, he x ORhau Or arrrars. From Arrears of taxes, aswRaments. Croton wafer rent and interest M<?n burrac or riT? asrsRVR. j From market renta and i'oi.i.kctor or as*a.???RRTR. ,. ..A I From auMSsmente lor street Improvement i, ae _ _'T [ TofeJ ?

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