Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1873, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1873 Page 7
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THE ERIE INVESTIGATION. FURTHER EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION. Xfcetimony of Homer Bamsdell, Henry Thomp son, General Dim and Others? Pe culiar "Legal Berrioes." lie Brie Investigation was resumed yesterday Morning at tlie Filth Avenue Hotel, all the mem bers of the Assembly committee being present. The evidence adduced during the morning session was of an interesting nature, and it is evident that tbe names of the Senators who were bribed la Albany during the early part of last year cannot be mnch longer withheld. The evidence of General Biven unmistakably points to the fact that there has been a scheme conoocted between tbe New York Central and the Erie Railroads to influence legislation at tbe State capital. THB EVIDENCE. John Taylor Johnstone was the first witness owern? I was a director of the Erie road when ?he last dividend on common stock was declared ; 1 was opposed to the declaration or the dividend, because I did not think the earnings justified it, nad also because the company at the time was ?Oder the necessity of raising a great deal of money; I did not think there had been allowance enough made for depreciation; the repairs and construction accounts, when properly settled, would have left a very small sum ror a dividend ; It waa the absence of the statement of this account that made me vote as I did ; I had periect confi dence in Mr. Watson as a thoroughly honest man, but, in the absence of evidence, 1 did not see my way clear to a vote ; I knew that the company re* paired to raise money to pay debts in London ; the Issue of the convertible bonds was intended to reduce the Indebtedness of the company ; these Were the only points which made me oppose the declaration ot the dividend. To Mr. Lincoln? I have been a director of the Brie Railway since last July; I do not know what the amount of surplus earnings was at the time I was elected director ; I do not think that the earn* Inge would have Justified the declaration of a divi dend if the company had not too much money ; I think they would not have been able to pay It; If the equipment had been credited with the proper ?mount It would have lessened the surplus earn ings; I think in making up the equipment account tbe expenses were not accurately stated ; the con dition of the road has been greatly improved within the past year ; the reason given ror the declaration ?f tbe dividends was stated to be the fact that a large majority of stockholders desired it; as a great portion of the stock was held by stockholders in England and as they wcro known to want a div idend it was thought that in deference to them one should be declared ; It was not stated that the divi dend was declared to keep up the price of stock and tbe credit of the company; I supposed Mr. Barlow represented the interests of the English stockholders. To Mr. Barlow? I examined the statements made oy Mr. Watson, btat not the accounts, and I don't know from personal knowledge whether the earn ings were sufficient to justify the declaration of <lii>i/<An,l UITIUCUU* HOlfRR RAMSDELL'S 8T0KT. Homer Ramsdell, sworn? I was one of th- ?m Erectors of the Brie Railway; and am still a direc tor; before the 11 th of March, 1872, I received some I 'T h0: I,T a CbaDge WaS ab0ut t0 be etrected. tkf 1st If if TT from General Sickles; on tke 1st of March George Crooch came to see S> would P??r|tant bU8lne88' General Sickles .aid to would give absolution and indemnity to ?U the directors; I ^ld for myself I wanted either; he said a new element was neceBsarv to MoJb!inIl wDndeUCe; 1 acq deseed m the observe dffflpcrsf^v?0barut the ci,an??; Hoard; this meeting con id n?fi mcetlngoi the out the sanction ui Mr Gould" Mr convened with doubt, aware what wis JT-.Goukl wa(J QQ being brought ngalnst them "or the?r a^ts in!mlts account lor $ao,ooo in connecuon withr?8ellt.ed an and the Pro Rata Frelirh? bm ? i 'eglslatlon the money was Expended Vh^Vft0*! present at the meetlnir of the old _l ' 1 7as EnM ?" trie; made romaoS JiXS ?,?' K~?5^5g3? SsSKSeSSP* whole, a profitable contmrr !! if. i l'"1 l^e poor man when the eon tract was mad^hels ? sssigs might be able to do bu? ? uTwhZle^tttH the business could be don* as cheani*- i h ZJsrss: s. SKtiff jSfrlM.SS isspHss ?,.u.T. . IT"'1 e,ther the managers or officers <?t ? ? Tori- .f^pn'mviMlon '??rJlta?neue/eS ftw r7^<Sisasfi sr as contract- jf ' wish t0 defend the Oo better they a'reTt" Vrw? (a" Rlffi transported MJ^apTthanSt K ^ but. as 1 said before, I don^ care about u -I >?u ,0' Mr. Archer la the onlv ner?..n ??* ? . i> 1 believe ftKB&'jsiflsar :wSSfr? When the last dividend was <Wiur?i Uie meeting it, believing that the el^ni n?! ,r7* ' 1 votetl ior mr t^L amount of new iron put down el?? ^?Ajss^irsj'jss.'s-'V'srsj u,r?7^rE:SfSH''ff. r,t 2fEw?"SisS,p'S8^,~'? ?2 SS/SSh W h ??. r~J ... r- A- D- Bar. er; I don't know what inJ Mr Oo ii?r*i ftD "rran&ement between Barber ?5 I"? tee; I approved ft withnn/ UfUtm* CuB1?'t vioas were for ? I L i, 'Si fctow|n? what the ser ??tore of the Numa!!? i ab#ut tl,e money was /or i?hhJtn?' h2t?. *n .ldea Mutt the JJutflfr. BtSbtr wa/ ^1! understood ,M ? tobbrtot by Droieaaion: I don't know of any other sum being paid ; I don't know anything or the payment o( $131,000 to Mr. Tweed ; 1 don't know what services were per formed by him: I never knew Mr. Tweed to urge anv action opposed to the Interests ol the Erte Railroad. To Mr. Lincoln? I suppose the reason that Blsohofflihelm * Co. brought about the change was that they were largely Interested In the road ; I suppose they were actuated by purely speculative purposes; Mr. KamsUell told me that large commis sioDB were paid to Blscbotlfchelm A Co. in consid eration ol the services ihey performed ; I have no knowledge inyaelf why the large commissions were allowed ;i considered it a very extraordinary thing to reimburse Mr. Biacheilsheiin out of the treasury of the Erie Railway: I don't know what snm Gen eral Biokies received for his services; I think the system of declaring the last -dividend would be ruinous to the company if persisted In. ?? Mr. Harlow ?The payment of the money to Mr. Barber was made under the old Board; 1 can't remember who told me that tne money had been twice repaid to Mr. BischoOUhelm ; 1 have some knowledge on the subject; I know nothing of the repayment of Mr. Mcllenry ; I have no knowledge of the earning* of the road since 1 ceased to be a director; it wonld be possible lor the dividend to have oeen earned within the past twelve months without my knowledge. To Mr. rrary? I received $67,600 for tendering my resignation from Mr. Barlow ; General Sickles ? laced the money in Mr. Barlow's hands for dis ursement ; Mr. Fisk and Mr. Gould had been try ing to effect a change before; the character oi Mr. Sickles among business men? 1 know nothing about it; Ue has a good many friends in the city; the payment of the $67,500 was in advance of the Sroits which it was expected would be made; 1 id not take the money either for absolution or Indemnity ; I was lniortped at the time that Mr. Gould was attempting to reorganize the Beard, leaving my name out ; I heard this lrom various sources; that kad a controlling influence In the matter; I always supposed the contract was made with Bischoflahetm to re-imbursed him lor expenses; I think Mr. Gould was opposed to the revolution; he did not wish to have the change made in that way ; I don't kuow anything or money being used for legislation in Albany ; 1 interred that Mr. Barber was lobbying in Albany at the time the money was paid him ; the ordinary expenses of the road are usually presented to the Auditing Board ; Mr. Tweed's bill did not come before the Auditing Board ; the usual attorneys' bills for legal charges always came before the Board ; the bills for extra ordinary legal services at Albany did not; these were usually paid by Mr. Gould. CONTRADICTORY EVIDENCE. Mr. Ramsdell was recalled, and denied that he ever told Mr. Thompson that BisclioOslieim A Co. got the contract lor to reimburse them ; there was no connection with the contract and the payments formerly made; I understood that the company was on the eve of bankruptcy at the time the loan of $2,000,000 was procured ; 1 don't think there Is a firm on this continent that would have given a similar loan; the result of the contract with BlschotTsheim was that the bonds and securities of the road were greatly enhanced ; lrom mv knowl edge, 1 think the like results wonld not'have ac crued to the company through any other firm ; with the Impending danger at the time, I expected every day to see the company go into the hands of a receiver; 1 think the entering upon the contract was about the only thing that could be done. To Mr. Lincoln? There waa no money in the treasury when the Gould administration was over thrown; after the loan of $4,000,000 had been paid out the treasury was again empty; when the con tract was entered upon the stock stood at about seventy ; the loan was negotlateu after the stock had risen ; I think it wus uecessary to pay the large commissions to prop up the credit of the company ; it takes a very strong house to nego tiate large sums; at the time the bonds were being negotiated in London the stock largely increased in price here ; I think Blschoffchelra A Co. made the market valne of the bonds; the Erie Railway has as good a credit abroad as the New York Cen tral has now ; 1 think the manner in which the new directors have increased tbe value of the road re flects great credit upon them and the financial agents abroad. General A. S. Dlven sworn.? I have been for some time a director oi the Eric Railway ; I have been a director since March, 1872; I had no connection with the company in January and February, 1872; I was present at the meeting when the dividend was declared ; 1 was lor the dividend ; I voted for it on the representation of President Watson that the earnings would justliy it : I had some doubts in my mind about the construction aocount ; the con struction account is a flexible account ; I voted for the dividend because It was atated that there had been earned over the necessary expenses a suffi cient sum to pay It; in making tbe account I wonld make a depreciation account and a construction account; 1 den't know what thorflividend kad been declared out of; the money expended upon permanent improvements out of the earnings is generally divided ; I don't know what the per manent Improvements of the road were, further than wnat 1 have beard ; I do not know how much was placed to the construction accocnt at the time this dividend was declared; 1 don't know that there was money enough in the treasury to pay the dividend ; I don't remember of any other dividend being declared by the Erie Railway upon the same principle that this was: I think that the New York Central has declared dividends upon the same principle; the written statement made bv the Auditor did not differ lrom that Riven by the President; it was said we had earned the money and It was proper and right that the dividend sbould be made ; it was also sala that tbe declaration would Increase the credit of the road; the policy Increases the debt of the company; If the policy was adopted from year te year ft might not be beneficial ; tbe state of the Erie Railway Is not muck different lrom what it was a year ago; the company has suffered greatly lrom the severe Winter and broken rails and accidents; the earn ings of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern have been very large, and their capital has been increased about $8,000,000 by the adoption of the same policy with regard to dividends that has been followed by the Erie in this last instance; I know the terms of contract with Hlschotfshelm 4 Co., and the loan I am acquainted with, but I have verv little experience in these matters; 1 do not know ol any effort being made to have the loan negotiated through any other house; the terms of the contract were arranged In London and ratified here ; there were some changes made in the terms when it came here ; I understood that the gentlemen who made the arrangement In London were large holders of stock ; I have not a very clear opinion of tbe propriety of paying the expenses of BlschoffSlteim lor affecting the change ; 1 know of no money being paid to Influence legislation ex cept a general statement; 1 derived my Information from newspapers and persons; in 1872, while there was an etlort to repeal the Classification act, It was understood that mouev was belug largely used to prevent the repeal by Mr. Gonld and his iriends; I did not know of the specific manner in which the money had been used; I cannot think of any specific changes that I remember; I think the matter was common talk at the time; I heard that certain individuals had been paid sums of money on the first day 'of my ooming to New York; I heard from Mr. Vanderbilt that in order to defeat the repeal of the Classification act Mr. Gould had endeavored to defeat the Pro Rata hill ; he said it would be well If I or some one else would go to Albany, as the Pro Rata bill was likely to pas*; I said It would be bet ter lor him to continue his apposition to It him self, and let the other roads Interested pay their share of the expenses; alter tbe adjournment of the Legislature I brought the matter before the Erie Board; 1 asked Mr. Vanderbilt for- a state ment of items; bis ageuts were John V. Dn tcher and Mr. Van Vechten; King called upon me and made a statement, but 1 would not. like, except upou compulsion, to state what the items were; my conversation was mainly with Mr. Dutcher; he told me that he had paid the money to Van \echten and Barber; the amount was about $70,uu0; 1 don't remember Van Vechten saying who he had paid money to; when he said lie had not paid any himself, be spoke in a low voice : Dutcher said I want you to understand that I did not pay the money, I paid It to Van Vechten and Barber ; he told tne that money nad been paid to members of both branches of the Legislature; I don't remember how many persons he said were paid money : I understood that the money was paid for defeating the Pro Rata bill, and the bill regulat ing the irelgbt on milk; It was said all the money was used in connection with tliene two bills; the number of Senators who were bribed was five ; he did not say how many members of the Assembly were paid; 1 think he said it was either $0,000 or $12,000 that was expended in the Assem bly ; tbe senators were paid, I think, $5,000 apiece ; I only recollect the name of one Senator, thongh all the names were given to me ; Mr. Van Vechten had the reputation of being a smart lobbyist; I gave tbe Central Company encouragement that tne Erie Railway wonld bear their share of the ex penses; there were no names of members of the Assembly given to me who received money. As General Dlven was reluctant to give the names of the Senators who received money the President was examined, and a recess taken until four o'clock. Attar Races*. John Parks was the first witness called. He testified that Ue was present at the meeting of the Brie directory In March, at tbe request oi Mr. O. H. P. Archer; he was in Ills employ ; did nothing particu lar, he said, but remained during the night; Mr. Archer, continued t>ie witness, expected a raid would be made on the treasury, and asked me to go to Jersey City and bring over twenty-five men ; I did eo, and remained until five o'clock next evening; knew nothing of anv conslderatldn having been given to induce the directors to resign; Mr. Archer has a contract ; the prices I believe are the same now as they were at that time ; some parts of the contract are profitable and aome are not; we have not marie any profit In grain during the past Ave months; Mr. Archer went up to Albany; I was to go up next day; I found Mr. Archer at Albany, and as he was not acquainted in Albany he asked me to stay there; I went to see Senators Boweu and McGowan In relation to the Fro Rata bill; their views were the same as mine on the question. Here Mr. Parks got Into a disquisition on the freight trade in general, but without beating In any way on the question before the committee. He did not know *f a dollar belug used at Albany. He Informed the committer that "there is a great deal of irresponsible legislation, yen know, done In the third house, the looby. I guess you gentle man know how that Ih yourselves!'' Mr. Archer went up to meet Mr. Rocker and have hint go b? fore the senate Railroad Committee. Mr. Jastln D. White was the next witness. ITe testified that tho vouchers produce! by him ai 1 1 exhibited the other day, showing the amounts paid to Harlew, Tweed and Van Vechten, although paid March 24, 1871, were 1 ot marked attid till Marcn U, 1972; uut those voucher! were, by direction, kept In the drawer daring the year; he frequently asked to be allowed to take tbern oat and charge them ap, but Mr. Pisk and Mr. Qould directed him to keep them; when the change took place they were taken out; ther were charged lrom day to day as cash in the drawer ; he aid not know for wnat services those sums wore paid. Mr. J. Kubino was the next wltnesB called, he said he was a member of the firm <>1 K. W. Rieder maun A Co., agents in this city lor liiKchoffsheim ; his testimony was of no material Importance save as a puffior his firm and their correspondents and as containing the statement that Bisctioflnheim & C \ were the largest holders of t.rie stock at pres ent; he did not know how much tney held at the time of the change in the Erie directors. The statement of this witness was regarded as rather peculiar, owing to the tact that it had pre viously appeared that BischortHtieim's firm field compara iveiy very little Erie stock. ODKIOHH ITEMS. Among the vouchers produced by Mr. J. D. White was one signed by Henry Sherwood. This Mr. Sherwood, It may be remembered, was chosen to fill the vacancy In the Erie Directory occasioned by the resignation of "Boss" Tweed. His "legal ser vices" at Albany last year were very peculiar, as may be surmised from the following items:? Wesley Kdwards $180 George W. Bull 25(1 C. H. Thompson 2B0 Delavan House I,g04 Congress Hail 6fil Horace Hemus 600 W. E. Bonliaui 400 u- E*!er 1.000 A. Welch 1U0 P. N. Drake UK) H. H. Cook 16 Total $5, 430 There being no otherjvitnesses present the com mittee adjourned untilfbn o'clock this morning. THE WASHINGTON TRAGEDY. Arrest ef tike Alleged Murderer of the llatortanaU Drover llahn? Strong Evi dence of Gallt. WAsnrs'dTON, March 81, 1873. A young colored man named Harry Young, alias Charles Williams, was arrested early this morning in Alexandria, Va., charged with the murder of Prank Uahu, the Virginia drover, on last Friday night. He waB brought to Washington and im prisoned at Police *Hcadquarters. The proof against him is considered conclusive, a witness before the Coroner's Jury this morning swearing to his Identity and as to having seen liim a short time previous to the murder talking to the deceased and informing him that the nearest way to the Alex andria depot was through the Army square, where the dead body of the deceased was subsequently iound, with the head shockingly mangled. On an inspection of the prisoner's boot it was found that the strips of lining which had been cut off corresponded with the leather used in the preparation of the slungshot with which Uahu was beaten to death. The prisoner about half-past twelve P. M. on Sat urday called at a tavern on the Virginia side ol the Long Bridge and asked for whiskey. He showed to the proprietor of the tavern a draft on a Baltl tlmore bauk for $320 12, asking the proprietor whether the bauks in Alexandria would pay the money lor it and at what time the banks were open. On his questions being answered he called for more whiskey and then took the road to Alex andria, five miles distant. This lact was communi cated to Detective Clarvoe, by the tavern keeper, on Saturday, and Detective JlcDevltt went to Bal timore and ascertained that Uahu had deposited exactly that amount in the Baltimore Bank on Fri day, and had received from the bank a check. The detectives worked all day Saturday and Sun day without intermission, being determined to ac complish their object, ana last night arrested the prisoner at his house In Alexandria. It appears the ucgro knew of Hahn's business and snspected he had on his person a large sum of money, and that llahn was intoxicated on the night of the murder. The negro Is of medium size, twenty-five years old, and exhibits considerable fear of tho consequences of the crime. The officers have re frained irom removing him from Ills cell for the purpose ol having his picture taken because of the intense excitement which prevails and the threats of summary vengeance on the prisoner. CITf CHURCH EXTE1VSI0I SOCIETY. Annual Meeting? Report!? Addresses of Bishops Simpson and Foster? Election of Officers, &c. The seventh anniversary of the City Church Ex tension and Missionary Society was held In St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church, Fourth avenue, last evening. Rev. Bishop Janes presided. The minutes of the last annual meeting were read by the secretary, Mr. J. 11. Pelton, and tne annual report bv Mr. Bowles Colgate, an abstract of which sets forth that the Society has now four missions on the east and three on the west side of the city, besides eight churches, In wh.ole or in part self supporting. The city Is divided into districts, in charge ol four ministers appointed by the two Coherences, and three assistants. Two fe male missionaries have also been employed to labor In the vicinity of Forsyth street Methodist Episcopal church daring the year. There have been received into the churches during the year Pro bationers, 802; to full membership, 138; by letter, 117 ; there were dismissed by letter, 66 ; died, 36 ; present number of full members, l.oiu; present number or probationers, 296; conversions during the year, 340; Sunday schools? number of officers and teachers, 310 ; number of scholars 3,062. During the year the society has received from subscriptions and donations, $83,246; church col lections, $6,343; confercnce appropriations, $4,ooo; rents, $2,223; loans, $10,898; total, $66,711. The dis bursements have been as lollows:? Salaries ol twen ty-two pastors and missionaries, $23,087; rent of missions, $5,921; on account of land, bullcliugs and furniture, $21,970: insurance, lntcre?l ami inci dental expenses, $4,h?8: making a total oi $M|M7. BISHOP Slltl-SON'B REMARKS. After slngfng by the congregation Bishop Simpson delivered an eloquent address, designed te show why there should be united effort among the churches in this missionary movement In cities. There Is In large cities something that gives the idea of unity. Formerly cities were built lor defence, he said, but in modern days tins has not been the motive. Since the angels sang the glad tidings good will to men and glory to God in the highest, the walls of the great cities have been crumbling to dust. The cities now are centres of commerce, of manulactures and of wealth, and they are growing with unprecedented rapidity. The Increase of population In the older states is confined almost wholly to the cities, and the ten dency Is to aggregate men in communities more and more. The Bishop gave some reasons ror this, as the facilities of travel, Intelligence, Ac. lie gave some statistics, also, to show that the rural populations had a larger number of ministers and churches, in proportion to their population, than the cities. And also that the larger the city population the greater Is this discrepancy. As, for Instance, in California there is one Methodist minister to every fifty church members; in New Hampshire and Vermont, with an aggregate population about two hnadred thou sand less than this city contains, there are two an nual conferences and 200 ministers, while here there are only sixty ministers to a population of 1,000.000. In the city of Philadelphia, where he resides, they have one Methodist Episcopal minis ter to 300 church members, and he did not know what the relative proportion is in this cltv. He argued for plain, substantial and capacious church buildings lor the masses, and hoped lor unity among Christians in this evangelistic effort. BISHOP FOSTER'S APPEAL. Bishop Foster showed how utterly Impossible It is for city pastors to do tie work ol tins society, where there are three to one who never enter a church. The Gospel must be taken to them, and he was glad that there were other churches and de nominations in this city besides the Methodists engaged in this holy work. He knew of some individual congregations here who sustain as high as ten missions among the neglected masses. He read the report of one church lately which had within ten years raised and expended $600,000 for God's cause, and, while he thanked God, he was sorry it was not a Methodist church. The Bishop rejoiced in the number of souls converted by the efforts of the society daring the year, and said that God picks out his jewels among the class to whom It ministers. Thirty years a?o many of the princes of Methodism to-day would be turned away from the church doors; nut they are now the leaders ef the Lord's hosts, and who shall say what those 340 converts of the society may become thirty years hence T He pleaded for a consecration of the church's wealth to this work. The following officers for 1*73-4 were then elected, and the meeting adjourned President, John B. Cornell; First Vice President, fieorge J. Hamilton; Second Vice President, General Clinton B. Fiske, Third Vice President, John D. Slay back ; Correspond ing secretary, Bowles Colgate ; Recording Secre tary, James IL Pelton ; Treasurer, Vs illiam K. Pey ton. RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN WE8TCHEBTER. At about six o'clock yesterday morning a pas senger train on the New Haven Railroad was thrown from the track at Wllllamsbridge. owing to a misplaced switch. The locomotive, after leav ing the rails, proceeded for seme distance, plough ing Its way into the yielding earth, and ultimately careened on striking a bank. The baggage car and first passenger ear also left the track, but, ier tunately, did not turn over. That not a soul was Injured Is almost miraculous, as there were about two hundred persons on board the train. The question ol culpability for what might have proved an appalling accident is one involving the veracity of two of the llarlem Railroad Company's employes. BROOKLYN BURGLARIES. The tailor store of James Porter, No. 204 Montague street, was entered by forcing a side door In the hallway, on Sunday night. The burglars carried off fsno worth of fine cloth goods. bt. Pam h Kplscopal church, corner of Marcy ave rts and Penn street, was visited by a burglar on Sunday evening, and a violin and sliver cop and plate belongiug to the communion service were stolen. ART MATTERS. Kr. Onrr'a GslUry. Among the more nottceabte of the pictures con atltutlng the DUrr Gallery, at the new German Savings Bank, at the Intersection or Fourteenth street and Fourth avenue, are the following:? "The Emperor Frederick the First at Barbarossa,"

by LuSas Kranach, a German aalnler, born at Kranach In 1472; "Virgin and Child," probably by John Van Byck, or, at any rate, belonging to the school he originated; "Kcce Homo," by Jean de Mabuse, painted in the early part of the six teenth century and brought to this country by Thomas Jefferson; "Christ Sinking Under the Cross," by Albert Dtlrer, painted In 1812, and forming one of the most admired plates of the Passion, engraved on wood by this master, and said to have served as the medcl of Raphael's well-known "Spaslmo di Slcllla "Christ With the Tribute Money," painted by the same artist In 1628, after his return from the Nether lands and his Improvement in coloring; "The Last Judgment," by Von Leyden; "Passage of the Red Sea," by Frauz Francken, the elder, born at Antwerp in 1646; "The Crucifixion," by the same master; "Hero and Leander," by Van Balen (the landscape by Jan Breughel) ; "Belshazzar's Feast," by Sebastian Franck ; "Market Scene," by Jan Breughel ; "Martyrdom of St. Sebastian," by Tintoretto; intended, probably, as a sketch for a large painting; "Landscape) with a Windmill," by J. Van der Meer, the younger; "Christ Before Calaphas," by Gerard Van Hcrp, a disciple of Rubens ; "A Scene of Merrymaking," by Dusart; "Interior of a Dutch Tavern," by E. Hernskerk, the elder; "Still Life? Fruit and Butter flies," a wonderful fpeclmen, by Albert Cuyp; "A "Kural Scene," by G. Morlund; "i'ortrait of L.u* cretla Van der Mevil," by J. Van Ravesteyn; "Ruins of An Antique Temple,'' by Bartholomew llreeni berg; "Conversion of St. Paul," by l'atel; "St. Philip Baptizing the Ethlopcan," by the same; "Still Life," by David Rychaert; "An Interior, with Effect of Sunlisrht," by P. de Uonghe: "Landscape," by D. Hagelsteln (pupil of A. Elzhelmer), figures by C. Poelemburg; "Guard Room," by G. Sehaikea; "Cattle Piece," by P. Molyn, the younger, called "Tempesta;" "Bacchus und Ills Companions," by Frandsce Albano; "A Sea Fight," by John Singelbach; a "Cattle Piece," by J. H. Roos; "Landscape," by John Wynants; "Fowl," by Chester Cooper; "Land scape," by John and Andrew Both ; "Seashore," by Cuyp; "Landscape," by nermann Saftleber; "Seashore," by W. Van der Velde, the younger; a particularly fine "View of a Castle and Park," by J. Van der lieyden; "Landscape," by Ad?Pynacker; "Landscape, with Cattle," by Cuvp; "Evening," by M. Hobbema, an eminent Dutch painter, born In 1611. whose history is little known, but whose works are highly valued en account of their beauty and scarcity: and "Combat of Cavalry," by Paul Rembranat van Rhyn. The eflect lii this last-men tioned picture, of the afternoon sun shining through the smoke of battle, is wonderfully pow erful. Besides these we ought more especially to par ticularize "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence," by Titian, a work which, lound in any foreign gallery, would be deemed priceless. This Is the original of three pictures painted by Titian, the other two being copies, with various alterations. One of them now adorns the Escurial, the other Is in a Venetian convent. In the Escurial copy the background is filled with smoke, and the architecture, which forms one of the accessories In the original, is not visible. In the Venetian copy one of the steeds at the right hand side of the picture is omitted and the left hand side is also curtailed. But the most characteristic difference between the original and the two copies, and one which proves that the painting In Mr. Dtirr's pos session has the authenticity claimed for it, is to be detected in the varying treatment given to the right arm and wrist or the kneeling figure in the foreground. As for the subject or this cele brated chef d'eeuvre it will be remembered that St. Lawrence, who was one of the seven deacons of the Church or Rome, suffered martyrdom under Valerian in the year 25H. The picture was painted by order or Philip the Second of Spain, it is ex tremely vigorous, and the horror with which It would be natural to contemplate so agonizing a scene la softened by the fact that the painter has not rorgotten that the martyr was exalted above the reach of suffering, and given amid the flames a foretaste of heaven. The banging of the pictures will probably be com pleted this woek aud the gallery opened to the public next Monday. The Gutierrez Gallery. There is a great deal more good work in art exo cuted In thlB city than the general public suspects or would credit. The season has been an Hnsnally busy one, and, between auction sales and the regu lar annual exhibitions, those who take an Interest in art have been kept continually on the go. Bit lor the exceptional business of the season direct reference wonld have been sooner due to the in teresting little gallery and equally Interesting little studio of Stfior Gutierrez on Union square, west side, above Fifteenth street The artist has been but a few months in this city, but has painted with remarkable industry and an unusual degree of force. With the exception of a little gem by Cara vaggio, entitled "The Three Graces," and another one by Murillo, all of the one or two hundred pic tures, studies and sketches in Mr. Gutierrez's gal lery are from his own brush. A few of these were exhibited In the recent exhibition at the Somer vllle Art Gallery by the Palette Club; but they were hung in an unfortunate light, and do not belong among his fairly representative efforts. A much better Idea of what he has done and la capable of doing may be obtained by visiting the gallery, which Is free to all. Without giving a by any meana complete list of the pictures to bo found there, It may be mentioned that there is a large proportion of portraits and that Mr. Gutierrez has a strong affection for the nude? a branch ot art, unfortunately, not as much culti vated in this city as It ought to be. On this ac count it is pie. is, nit to see a new comer devoting a good deal of attention to It, and with singular success. Mr. Gutierrez's flesh tints serve to put the bodies ?f men and women beiore us with all the warmth and glow of life. We only wish that he had inserted a little more soul into the faces of some of bis models and could be persuaded to spiritualize and idealize to some extent Instead of Indulging in literal renderings. But, perhaps, the fault of nearly every native artist wno has tried this kind or work Is that or weakness and effeminacy. . No one can with justice accuse Sefior Gutierrez ol this. His touch is always strong and vigorous, and the observer catches himself admiring the potentiali ties ol the artist if a little mere tenderness and delicacy were apparent. Bere is a copy of "St. Andrew Bearing His Cross," from Rivera, which is scarcely loss power ful than the one by t'aravagglo, which we men tioned some weeks ago as occupying a place in Mr. Heade's studio. Another copy from Murillo of the "Virgin and Child" completes the list or Mr. Gutierrez's attempts to reproduce from the old masters. In each a good deal of sym pathy with the style and treatment or the original artist Is perceptible. All the other pic tures In the gallery are by Mr. Gutierrez, or course we have "Bebecca at the Well." Prebably nlno artists out or every ten either have painted er Intended to paint "Rebecca at the Well" at some portion of their careers, and we can sa.r ol this effort of Mr. Gutierrez that, though it evinces no striking originality, yet it is strong and Impres sive. ft is toll of skilful and conscientious work. The principal figure Is a Jewess, anil not a mere handsome brunette, hearing a water vessel. A "Bead or Christ" is In striking contrast to those effeminate anthropomorphic portraits with which every religious bookstore window abounds. A "Study of a Cardinal" Is full of lorce and character, the bead and face being as full of personal and political history as that or Richelieu. There are fine heads of St. Bar tholomew and a Neapolitan fisherman. In the latter the bronzed " flesh tints are wonder fully true. So is the rugged honesty of the sailor's expression. "Mother of Sor row" is full of a divine, appealing anguish. "Job" Is the not perfectly felicitous title of what Is evidently a stady? an old man, nude, ex tended upon the earth, his face raised to heaven. Among tne more powerful studies Is that of a Ro man womau, strongly characteristic, and remark able ror vigorous treatment. Some or the portraits have been executed under very disadvantageous circumstances, but those which knowledge of the originals enables us to at once Identiry are truth ful and lirellke. In addition to these. Mr. Gutier rez's atelier swarms with studies wntch have evi dently cropped out from beneath his hand as spon taneously as grass grows or sanlight shines. He executes with singular despatch, and has not time and perhaps not the disposition to carefully elabor ate. But we know *f no little gallery and atelier in New York which, so far aa the peculiar mertta 8o that we have specified, exceed thoae of Mr. utlerrez. A FRIGHTFUL BUILDING ACCIDENT AT CHICAGO. Chicago, 111., March 31, 1873. A terrible accident occurred at half-past eleven o'clock this morning in a new building being erected for Field, Letter A Co., at the corner or Washington and State streets. The platform upon which a number of men were at work, putting Into place Iron girders for the dotue of Mie building, gave way beneath the weights placed upon It, aud pre cipitated Mr. Brass and Philip Menson, two ol the workmen, a distance or 120 tect, to the floor of the first story, both receiving fatal Injuries. F. 0. Cole, of Montreal, an agent for Ramsey A Co.. of that city, was standing on the lower floor, and was strnck by some falling boards. He appears to have sustained some Internal injuries, but will recover. A boy was also atruck by lal.ing umbers and aomewnat tutored# THE WESTERN TURF. A $40,000 Mixed Meeting at Chicago in July. The Programme and Condition*- Something Abont the Track- What Horaee Will Be There. ChiCAOO, III., March 24, 1873. The programme of the racing and trotting meet ing at Dexter Park in July has been published and la Herewith enclosed. Chicago has never been much or a racing city, Indeed It never was much or a sporting city of any sort. With Its local repre sentatives in sports ? as John McDevltt in billiards and the "White Stocking nine" In base ball? there has always been the fatal fault to be found that their backers and partisans, especially In the press, have been violently prejudiced, so that outside competitors were not given a fair chance. Chi cago's champions have been cracked to the skies one day and blackguarded to the deepest depths next day, a defeat Intervening? than which nothing can militate more effectually against the popularity and success of sport. The avowed connection of the gamblers with most of the sporting enterprises of the West has been another and material draw back. To this and the fevered partiality with which Chicago partisans always regard Chicago players must be attributed such rows as that at the Foster-McDcvltt billiard match, or such scenes as those which too frequently occurred on the Lake Park, not to mention the dishonorably eminent manifestation when the driver of a now favorite horBe was killed In a race by some un known assassins. While these causes have brought about the practical annihilation of sport in Chicago, the luci remains that Chicago, being a city ol young men ami wealthy men, possesses a great number of horse lovers and horse owners. The new boule vard system affords ample space and verge enough for trying the speed of the roadsters, and so Chicago possesses a great number of horses, owned by gentlemen and driven for pleasure, who can show" all the way from 3:30 to 2:40, though, with the exception of Kockcy and Clara G., she has of late owned nothing able to hold Its own with 2:27 or 2:25 horses. That the horse community In Chicago arc amateurs was conspicuously shown at Dexter Park In 1871, where the pool selling waa rushed through, the first choice being the favorite and the second the field. In the running race, for Instance, Van was lavorlte at odds over the field of six or seven. Emma M. won the first heat and became favorite over the field. Regent won the socond, and, lu turn, be came favorite. Van took the third and resumed the premiership, but let his friends In again, as Kegent took the fourth heat and race. How much money a man would make backing one horse at odds against six. two of whom were fully as good as the lavorlte, can be easily cyphered out. The racing ground at Chicago Is Dexter Park. It hag very stood accominodfttioDS in the way of stft bllng and is easily reached by rail or road. There are two tracks, the running track being w thin the trotting course. The latter is an ellipse, with quar ter mile stretches and turns, broad enough lor any field that Is likely to start, and remarkably fast. That is to say, It Is faster than the New York tracks and classes with the Buffalo course. The soil Is re markably good? an elastic turf covered with fine sravel. retaining very little water. The running course inside Is elliptical In shape, three-quarters of a mile and 2<? yards In length, or 160 yards short. K Is a dirt track anil in fair condition, so that the time in favorable weather Is sure to be up to the j ^ThMast meeting held here took place In 1871, | opening on the memorable day when Reuforth died in his boat on the Kcnncbecasls, and Longfellow doused Ills flag to the stout son of Australia ami Lavender at Saratoga. The principal event was taken by Goldsmith Maid beating Lucy and Chicago, late Hockey, who upset quite a pot by de feating llotepur In the 2:24 race. The 2:31 purse was the only other good race, going to General Howard, who beat Sleepy John and Barney, with several others. The running races were ol sec ondary Importance and Interest. The fire shortly alter put an end to sport In Chicago. The meeting for 1873 is under the management of Mr W. K. Tucker, President; Mr. Albert S. Gage, Treasurer, aud Mr. Joseph Cairns Simpson, Secre tary. The organization is nominally an associa tion, bnt 1 understand that the aflalr is practically a private venture, Messrs. Simpson and Gage being principally interested. All the gentleman Inter ested, however, are of unlmpeaAiable character, so that fair play and fulfilment of promises may be ? Thlf 1 usual reports as to the "star performers" aro watlo which 1 j?lve lor what thty are worth, leaving it to the "Colonel" to verily them at head quarters at his leisure. The papers say that the Confederacy Is to be here, with Harry IUsfeett, which Is doubtful. Among the I for t?4V0 the Girl and Lucy are expected to trot for ?2, 460 net, and the bill Is made out with Pilot Temple. Flora Belle, Kllburn Jim, Jim Irving, Hcnry. Uil cago, Lucille Goldduat, Draco, Prince, Lulu, Rollo Goldust, Ilashaw, Jr. ; Sleepy Jolia. "Jennie. La (J? Maud Crown Prince, Rlpon Boy, lted Cloud and several others. Time only can show which of these n,HoVX"??o5;?L," RtamlB with the Trotting Association and the drivers I am unable to state. The following Is the programme, published to day First Dat ? Tcmvit, Jolt 1 ? /'orwwon.? Trotting pre mium No. 1, (larilner Houso stake for colttJBd miles three years old, $100 each, half forfeit; $300 added, *c?d to save its stake ; mile heats, in haraes.; three or more to All ; to name and close May 1, 1873. Running premium No. 2, Pa' iflc Hot*'' ?!? aim ?nrl fillips tli roe years old, $100 each, hall lorlelt, $.ttJ0 Sdded Second "Hive stake; mile h.ats; three or more to fill; to name and close May I, 1W3. hnri.e, AJUrnmm.- Trotting premium. No. & $2,000 . mf which have never beaten 2:40. $1,000 to first, $auou> second $300 to third, $2DU to fourth. Trotting premium. No. ?. $4,000 . lor horses which have never beaten $2,UX) to first, $1,000 to bceond, $600 to *hRu lining premium. No. S. $?H>; mile heats for all ages; $400 to first, $140 to second, $60 to third. Trnttlll? Second Oav? Wki>wb?dat, Jclt 1? /brtnooh? -TrMttng tireinliim No 6; Transit Home stake, for colls and fillies foil" vt^rs old $100 each, hall lorlelt: $?ll ad, led; second to save Its stake ; mile heats, best three In Ove in harness ; three or more to fill; to name and close May 1, '^Running premium. No. 7, $300; dash ol lk miles, for all ages; $300 to first, flflOto second, $90 to third Ajlrrnoosi.? Trot nag premium. No. H 000, ffo* tooraea which had never Ix aten 3 minutes; $1,OUO to first, $600 to second $300 to third. $JOO to fourth. Trottian nreiaiuin, No 9. $3.0uo ; for horses whieW have never ?'? ?1>?? to first, $760 to second, $440 to 'Running tiremlum. No 10. $1-600 ; two mile heats, fbr all premium, No. 11, $4??',i..r five year-olds; $260 to first, lR unn!ng?oremnBm0 $?? dash of tw.ee round the Inside track, for all afea; $55) to rtrst, $160 to iecoiid, ?^'r^'-Trottlng premium. No .IS I* 1.000: tor horse, which have never beaten lit , . $1,6W to flrst, $750 to spcond $460 to third. $300 to fourth. trotting premium. Nd. 14, $H,(?J0; for horses which have never beaten 2 21 ; $4,iW0 lo flrst, $2,0U0 to second, $1,200 ,0^nn;ffreXlum% 16. $1,000; mlle heais bert three ^t^HS-rSio*? '^iTrVv^.-rVrttlngpr.. mlum No. 16, $2,000; for horses never hejten 2'JA)\ il,000 lo flrst, two to second, flOO to tnira, iq 'Ta-dng premium. No. 17, $*?, for all pacer.; $300 to !H"imr.CPS?Sl: e\Xnha^.ortefU $300 Kunnimr premium. Mo. 19, $300; dash of lk mile* , for all aici'H, carrying lfl6 povndB; $300 to flrst, $lw to wcond. >4 /WnoST? Trotting premium , No. ao, $3.0W); for hornes wh(rh have never beaten 2 ?;*>; $1,500 to first, $780 to sec .0 $1,NW to tirst, $901' to second, $300 to third. 80VKD8 nog THE TURF* [From the Memphis Avalanche, March 29.] A portion or Mr. William Jennings' horses, con sisting of Defender, Cape Race, Silent Friend and two three-year-olds, left by rail for New Orleans on Monday morning last, the 24th Inst., in charge of his foreman, William Midglcy. Mr. Jennings fol lows te-day. The remainder of Mr. Jennings' horses are left In cbarire of Colonel Uallentlne's trainer, at the Chickasaw Course. Two or the stakes of the Nashville Blood Horse Association, which closed on the 16th Inst., did not Oil. one or these was the Post Stake, two miles and repeat, for all ages; the other was the Hurdle Stake. The failure or these stakes will not detract from the Interest of the meeting as other races will he substituted to flil out the programme. The Maxwell House Stake and the stake for untried three-year-olds niled very well. To the former there are seven, and to the latter seventeen sub scribers. The large purses offered by Eastern clubs are a temptation racing men nnd It dlfflcult to resist. From New Orleans, several stables propose to pro ceed to Baltimore direct, to await the opening day of the great Spring meeting there. Wnether all of them will be able to carry out this pro gramme depends. If April proves a lucky month for them at New Orleans Off Uiey go to Baltimore, Two benlnd and two before. But If aot, and they fail te win belew, they will likely conclude the climate south of Baltimore 1# more congenial to tbeir health during the hoi months. Long journeys, with large stablea and light purees, have had a very debilitating influence upon the constitution of more than one well known Southern turfman. In connection with the guttering purees that are hung up at Baltimore, Kordham, Long Branch and Saratoga, It would bq well for turfmen of limited means to take into ac count that, by how much they are larger than those offered In the South and the West, by so much are they more difficult to win. A rumor has obtained that tho Southern turt was about to lose another distinguished patron and staunch supporter In the retirement or Qen> eral Abe Buford, of Versailles, Ky. The report originated, very likely, In the fact that the General's extensive racing stud was recently offered for sale, and a portlau of It Hold, at l<exlng< ton. Enough, It appears, however, was reserved te form a string quite as large as It la either pleasant or profitable to train In these times of difficulty in procuring, and still greater difficulty In retaining suitable stablu help. General Buford's racing career lias been m very successful one, and we hear with pleasnre the contradiction of tli< rumor of his retirement rroin the tnrf, which can illy afford to lose gentlemen o^ such worth, high sense of honor and liberality aa he Is known to possess. We trust we have no! chronicled the last victory by manr which are yet to be credited to the Bosque Bomta stable and the red and white so often borne to the front by Ver? sallies, Crossland, Knqulrer and Nellie Qray. TRAINEES AND DRIVERS' ASSO CIATION. AdAreea to Owim of Trottlag Horwi-. The Halea Adopted by the Association. A stated meeting of the Trainers and Drivers' Protective Association was held last evening a| Johnson's Broadway and Twenty-eighth street, James McMann presiding, who, upon calling tlia gentlemen to order, read the following ADDR888 !2irtV3,.?r"S:3vs!9 "Shts. Officers were chosen and bvhwJ ?n S men. The fli'st "rufts * reaenSd ?the "JESuS?! ?n^'they wer^re^w'jj SSvV^nCM SS? adlii tlo n *t!?t he 'ar hular ? National Association mentioned th*2 members of this Aasoclation feel that thev hav* a\w3 been unjustly treated by the Board !!t ApTmal? whi?h i2 with drivers, and we have already received . ??, 3 of many gentlemen who own nome of t? le moil vSu?bS horses for turf purpose. In the country. We think in .? 3 are none wii lch wn i We hwV ?"all7^op?ed, th 'ntOiTrS tho ruSwfnTthn MaMnn i (iu*ht1 to c,"h <?r conflict with National Association. We titiak aften which call2r^rraiei\V OTtttloni' that om' Of our rule*3 field nu* find 2 wf",e" 11 hors? ""stances thS , f;*?6 ffle horse distancing the field only receiv! ng first premium, would make an owner olten niwi ?M?.y P?r.cent entrance money. We do not ask for anv? fhlnjf unfair and wish to do aU we can to further Sf? Interests of iho trottiug turf and please the iiuhhc u'? &taAa,v;'%rswj,u?Pxx";r.,52 oar mj?, '."ni". kSWJSVflKj AVhSW, ,i3 Sri Uriii #L?5L'? ?. Ul1,n5 aB? t^el that what we intend ta ?whV.,1 interests ol owners and all concerned ????? JnJ?re8ted In trotting matters. la connection witm the rules we have adopted I wish to say that I will rc>Jfl two rules which we intend to request the National Ammo^ elation to adopt, if owners present think well ,'?!her^ ?McMAiNNithen read the annexed rules, wblcM had been adopted by the association : , ? , RULES. CloHini/ Entrira. ? All entries must he mftrlrtf at the 'line specified for their closing. either by letter on telegraph. When an entry la made by mail a te^aS shall also be sent in time' to arrive before the oRIfnrt mailed. Untr e'' * fuU f,articuU" of the entry! f0 EHtrin.-So member of this association ?hall be allowed to enter for any purse where the nrovi I'*'"? ^entrj are that "four' sball??ta? and u"rea shall start. Nor shall an/ member be allowed to takt* V hlintilr #a*f, wh.en- BUCJf ?condition is advertised. ??. iterative to and Pur mm. ? - No in<*tiih?*r nf ?hii? association shall make entries where more than lour pre-? "'"'""I ,?? ft'ven from one purse. Any horse .Bstancin* the field shall receive the lull amount ol the purs*. Anvl horse winning a race where all are distanced hut onn sss"br s; SE?ta2> " ?" "?? ^ress-sarss^ii rassj assssa fore the time for starting, ready for the ra<*.<? nn.l thM judges shall be required by the^Msociation for which thevi are acting to conform f. the rules of the NatTonal A^I ssyssS^S ft. Regarding I nnecemmry Sroring. ? A fte r three Mooriiatrit for any heat withouf a stSrt. it shall & the dutv of tS judges to select one of the contendlug horses of avers.if? speed compared with the others, luid no driver <2 rne.n ^*2\fijM?oclati on) shall come up in advance of .said h #rCCroMin.'t score muter a penalty of till 2 ??ice, to he paid to the treasurer of thisasso. r'? Vi. ' . ! !">.rt,r,ver shall he allowed tn turn his horsd for the word inside of the distance stand under n iik>. penalty. No driver shall be allowed to ii>oSil ?^t hi2 \'"rX0Tr\r:<u-'?r th,ul onc" >" "ve times scorUiR 6. Hrhitiretu l'wil)?)nemrnt*.? In case of po^tnonemeni ?? any race or races from any reason (bad weather or other, folfowlng MCe ?r r,4ce'' sha" bu tr,,ttuJ 'he first tairdaji ^ roHDommenll Whrrr Tim* rnnJUrt,.? In cu rt of postponement of races of any association wh?-ri? th? time conflicts with the races of anV other ablatio., and where the same horses are entered for both meet! ings, such associations shall so rearrange their iritiiRiei that said horses shall have an opportunity t<i "'rail be purses In which they are entered L2 association i ref|i?lng to give such opportunity shall return m"n"y 1)11,11 ,,ie ?wutn '< sulky, wagon or saddle by the ludfes of anv race h!2 substitute shall demand and receive trom the a.woclatinis upon who?e track the race Is taking place the sum of SAJ previous to starting Tor the next heat. ?h? ii .?l"r *^nr*a**y?' ? No member of this association shall enter or drive a horse otct the track of any associa Ru uiTif hi? ,m p y 7".'' ,he this association. Aasm'UUon to idopr!-K:l*Uon W'" ">e National H'hltirr lu Prat* ami filM'J, tn Shir' ?A horse no* winning a heat in five shall not start for a sixth unlesii *aid horse has made a dead heat ? ul * a fifing a Hfortt t, Srennd flme?lt shall be th-J eveJv?h?t JJ^S7h?fK "r rtt, e ,l""' the h"r'"' SIX. l?<L,hp hors<' *''??">" second money shall Ih? given a record the same as the winning horse. Jnvl,*tlon then extended to those pres ent to make anv suggestion thought fit under tho circumstances, regarding the rules, but there wer? no responses. On motion of Mr. Borst, a committee of thr?<?j comprising Messrs. Mace, Loveil and Woodruff were authorized to select a hall on Hroadwav. be tween Twenty-third and Forty-second streeta lor the futdre meetings of f he organization ?7ne? or trotlinK horses who hav? slgnlfled their intention to endorse the action ol the association, as read, are Messrs. Thomas P_ HoJI ?' W."llam u Simmons, William Lovell and narry Genet. ? Aprlf meeting then adjourned until Wednesday, TROTTING IN CALIFORNIA. AORICFLTURAL Park, March 23, 1873.? Trotting' race for purse and stake of 1400; mile heats, thim in live, in harness. Same Day. ? Match, tioo; half- mile heats, threa In hve. Colonel O. W. Dickey's b. c. Chief, In harness 2 1 2 1 t C. A. Hlckock's sr. m. Lady Grant, to road wagon 12 12 2 Time, 1 :24 ? 1 :2l 1 :22 1 :23*? 1 :23 . Samr Day.? Match. |ioo; mile heats, t? wagons. A rare of WW yard*, for f">oo, came off at Battla Mountain, on the 16th, between Bess and the Oregon marc Amanda, the latter giving Bess thirty feet. The bets ran high, but the Umpqua Valley mar" caiue oat eighty feet ahead, winning the race |jv fifty feet. A targe amount changed hands. . 00UR8IHG IN CALIFORNIA. Messrs. Skaggs, Conlon, Hairy Bernard, H. S* Beats and other Sacramentans are getting np a courting match, to be run near Sacramento on the last of this or the first of next month, between Sacramento and San Francisco dogs. They proposa to raise about five hundred dollars, and this city agrees to add thereto dollar for dellar. The total: will be divided into probably fonr prizes, for whlctt an many different matches will be run. To th* Editor of tor Herald:? Knowing the reliability for correctness of your* shipping reports we believe you will readily cor rect that In your Issue of yesterday relative to tha ship Therese getting adrift at Pier No. 30, East River. The facts are simply that the ve."sel did not part any tests, nut owing to Insufficiency la strength of the spiles to which she was made Mr. Mackey's b. g. Billy. Mr. Clark's b. g. Speed.. Mr. Dunphy's.b. g. swift Mr. Tucker's Confidence t ? dls. .diHw .dts* NOT MPOH HPBT, NbW York, March 81, 1873. ig i,)0 in all. RespcctWllf u lAM'S NiPHBW * CO, Agents of Ship Theresfl* ^

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