Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 16, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 16, 1873 Page 3
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HAVEMEYER'S VICTORY A Grand Field Day About the City Hall. THE MAYOR AHEAD EVERYWHERE. I Confirmation of the Nominations for Commis sioners of Charities and Ccrreetiiin and for City Marshals. Nominations Sent In for Fire Co m miss ion ere, Superintendent of Buildings and City Marehalft. The May** and the Committee or Three? Unaxumon* Voting and Ho "Bing" Visible ? Lively Proceedings. The politicians had another grand Held day about the City llall yesterday, both ^cfore the meeting of the Hoard of Aldermen and afterwards; for while they were at one time on the xnw to learn the probable taction of the forces, they were quite astonished subsequently at the boldness of the at tack by the Executive party, and at tSe complete ness of the victory they achieved. The result of yesterday's manoeuvring makes Mayor Have meyer the political kingpin of the city, and was a triumph in the teeth of menace. From ten o'clock the vestibule, corridors and the various offices in the City llall were crowded by curious loungers and anxious political expectants, and the rush ol visitors and advisers at the Mayor's office was something alarming Towards one o'clock tUe crowilB sensibly Increased, and at two o'clock?hall an hour belore the time fixed lor the meeting of the Board?there was assembled the largest throng of people that has beeu seen there at any time since the etiarter excitement began. The auditorium in the Aldermanlc chain" ber was crammed lull in two minutes after the doors were opened, and there was a strong detail of police present to maintain order. Opinions were only too plentiful among the crowd, and It would be absurd to attempt to give them, for NO ONE HAD ANY IDEA as to what was to be done, though every man said be thought so and so would be the case, in all probability because he desired that it Bhonld be so. There waB no man in or about the building who was sauguine enough to predict that such an ex traordinary revolution was to take place as shortly alterwards ensued. The most that was expected was that the eight Aldermen who had signed the call for the special meeting would act in concert, but to find the whole Board, with the newly-elected member, Claussen, acting as a unit, was beyond the region of coniecture or hope. When the Board assembled every member was in his seat. President Vance occupying the chair. On the presentation of the Mayor's warrant certi fying the sleotion and qualification of the new member, llenry Claussen, that gentleman took bis seat and tbe^Board sat with its full complement of fifteen members for the first time in several months. As soon as the Board bad been rapped to order and some routine business disposed of, Alderman Van Scbaick rose and Bald that he desired to Bpcak to a question of privilege. It was not necessary that he should answer any of TUE MANY INNl'KNDOKS of the press concerning his action, but he desired to state that his action in all the recent sessions of the hoard had been designed, not to embarrass the Mayor in any way, bnt with a view to prevent tbh Mayor's nominations being considered in any other way than on their merits. He had objected to one of the Mayor's nominees because he had been informed that his rejection was, in a measure, to affect the appointment of one of the gen tlemen, whose name was then being con sidered by the Mayor for a Police Com missioner. He did not believe it at the time, and had since become satisfied that the statement was incorrect He hoped, however, that each nominee would be considered npon his individual merits, and his action throughout had been prompted by that desire. Alderman MoCAFFERrr also rose to a question of privilege, and said that with regard to a combina tion against any of the Mayor's nominees, in con nection with which his name had been used, he waB never a party to any such movement. He had, it was true, been a party to a movement to defer the confirmation of any of the parties until all the names were submitted, but the suggestion did not in the first instance emanate from Tammany Hall. Indeed, a prominent Tammany man, Mr. John Kelly, called the Tammany Hall delegation together and suggested to them that they should vote to coufirm all the Mayor's nominations. iSome ol the napers, among others especially the Eveniuq Post, had deemed it within the line of their duty to assail him and impure dishonest motives to htm as gov erning his action; but lie felt sure that if he could not leave his official positiou at the expiration of bis term WITH MORE CREDIT than one of the proprietors ol the Post, had left the office he once held under the federal govern ment, he (McCafferty) would be alike ashamed for himself and for the heritage he was to leave for his family. If he was accurately informed the pigeon holes of the I'nltcd States Courts would ?how that that individual was not as blameless as he might be, and it would be well that, people should consider before the.v reflect upon others that they should be free from suspicion them selves. Alderman Cootkr also rose to a question of privilege, and said that wblle he did not deem him self called upon to offer any excuse for his acts. It was, perhaps, unlortunate for him that in this the first public position he had ever held, and which wonld, perhaps, be his last, he had not beeu acquainted with any of the meu whose names had beeu sent In here; but he desired to state that in the discharge of his duties here he felt that he had as much responsibility upon him as the Mayor had. The Mayor had had twenty days in which to can vass his nominees, and he believed the Mayor had been perfectly honest in all he had done, but not withstanding that he (Mr. Cooper) had A DtTY TO PERFORM as well as the Mayor, and he meant to do It, and any of the papers that charge him with being actuated by pecuniary motives in his official action simply ntterad a scandal and a line). He had had 110 patronage, for that had all been given away at Albany. He should vote for the Mayor's nominees after he was satisfied that they are proper men. He proposed to get all the patrouage he could, but be had not commenced yet, and hail never applied to any of the candidates for patronage. There had been a report published that "Mr Cooper was working to get the Presidency of the board of Supervisors." Now, it was matter of record that be had declined pnbllcly before that body to have his name used for the position. Alderman Coopir closed his remarks by moving that a committee of three be appointed to wait ou the Mayor and Inform him that the Board was pre pared to receive any communication he bad to lay beiore them. The PKBsmEirr stated that the Mayor's commu nications had been received, and the motion was withdrawn. Alderman Mobbis moved that the Mayor's nomi nations for Commissioners ot Charities and Correc tion be taken from the table.~??a?r Aidermen Cooraa and Van Scuaick asked whether the communications lrom the Mayor were to be read, and then qrrra a jtmbi.e ensi'KD. as the President had evidently misunderstood the ?lotion of Alderman Cooper. The communications referred to by the President were simply the nomi nations tabled at the last meeting Alderman cooper Insisted on his motion for a committee of three, and Alderman Morris declined to withdraw his motion. Alderman Van Schaick moved as a substitute for Alderman Morris' resolutiou that a committee of three be appointed to wait on the Mayor and inform him him of the readiness of the Board to re ceive his communications. The Mayor's private secretary was standing be hind Messrs. Van Schaick and Cooper all this time with the nominations in bis pocket, but as soon as be saw there was a disposition to make the Mayor ?bow his hand out of the regular order of business, be disappeared from the Chamber. The vote to appoint a committee of three re sulted as follows :? T*a?? Aldermen Clsnwn, Cooper, rianniiran. Kehr, Koch, l.ynaaht, McCafferty, Rellly and Van Schaick- It Nats?Aldermen Vance, BillinKa, Falconer, Monheimer, Morrimnd Ottendorter??. The President appointed Messrs. Cooper. Morris and McCafTerty the committee, and the trio re paired to the Mayor's office. Alter an absence of a few minutes THE COMM1TTRE RETURNED. Alderman Cooper, as chairman, said that the committee had waited npon the Mayor as ir? structcd; Mat after hearing ihetn the Mayor ashed II the Board Md acted upon the communications | *ent ill fit hwfr fTJiuryday; that the wmuuHtc re- I pneo tnai me Board had r.ot; mat tne mayor then inionned the committee that he thought the Board h??l better attend to the business they had ctelore then; that that wax euouiih to occupy their atten tion for ten or fifteen minutes, and that he had noiluug at present to communicate. This wax an a^tonisher to the assembled dignity or the whole Hoard, lobby and all, and Alderman KtuK at once moved tUat the Board adjourn. Lost, by a vote ol 11 to 4. Alderman Rulings moved that when the Hoard adjourn It adjourn until Friday at hall-past three. Alderman McCafkerty moved to amend by niukiug It Monday at half-pant three. AUermjii Billings' motion wan carried. Alderman Morris resumed his motion to take the nominations from the table. Adopted, ? to 6 Alderman Mokris then moved that the Hoard proceed to coollrin the nomination*!. Alderman Uu.Li.suti moved to proceed to the con firmation of the nominees singly, and that the nomination of William Lalmbeer to be Commis sioner of Charities anu Correction be taken un i first. 1 I Alderman McCaffekty moved to amend by taking up the name of Mayer Stern first, and ex plained that It had been intimated that there was a pian to confirm the nomination** of the other two candidates and to DEFEAT MK. HTK11N and that he desired to lest the truth of the report. The motion to auiend was seconded and carried Uon uuaD11U0U!J vo'e> which created quite a sent a Alderman McCaffbrty then moved that the Hoard confirm the nomination of Myer stern. The nomination was confirmed, every member of the Hoard voting -aye." (Another sensation and laughter). Alderman Morris moved to confirm William Launbecr. Alderman McCaffebty rose for information, and asked whether it was true that Mr. Laiml>eer was a Commissioner ol the new Capitol building at Albany? 11 so, being a State ofilcer, lie waa dis qualified. Heveral members responded that Mr. Laimbeer had declined tne appointment to that position. Mr. Lalmbeer'a nomination was couilrmed by a vote of 14 to 1, Aldermun McCafierty voting in the negative. a motion to confirm James Howcn as Commis sioner oi charities and Correction was carried l>y a uuuniinous vote. (More sensation.) Aldermun Fla_n ai. an rose and said he desired the press to take notice oi the fart that the assumed "ring" or "combination'' against the Mayor had mysteriously diminished. (Laughter.) The nominations lor City marshals, seven in num ber, already reported, were then taken irom the table and CONFIRMED SEPARATELY, the vote bdng unanimous as to. ail of them except the name ol Joseph J. Josephs, against whom one negative vote was cast. A motion to adjourn was lost by a vote of 6 to y. Alderman Van schaicx rose and said he lelt as sured that the Mayor had nominations prepared to send in to the Hoard; that he deemed it trifling with the honor anu dignity oi this body to await the Ma>or's pleasure any longer; and moved to send a committee to wait npon him now and vir tually sav to him, "Your Honor, we have done as you told us to do just now, and won't you seud us some more names now*" It would be derogatory to the Interests oi this great city to be trilled with in that way. Ho (Mr. Van Scl?iok)had nocandidnte to urae. but would vote Jor auy good man whose name was presented. He thought the Hoard should preserve and respect Its own dignity. Mr. Cooper?Have you a candidate for Chumber lain y Mr. Van Schaick?Well, 1 have and 1 have not. (Laughter.) 1 have mentioned THE NAME OF A OENTI.EM AN who is president ol one of the largest banks In this country, Mr. Kobert Lenox Kennedy; but l cannot even say that I am authorized to urge nlm. Alderman Billings moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait on the Mayor and ask whether he had any communications to submit to the Hoard. It could not be denied that there had been an attempt to coerce the Mavor to send up all his nominations at one time, and that the Mayor had resolved not to be forced into any such game, and It appeared tne Mayor had got the best of the bar gain. In the interests of the city he thought it best that the board should receive the Mayor's nominations to-day, If he had any prepared, so as to be able to act on them to-morrow. Alderman McCaffkkty then, by a good-humored allusion to Mr. Hilling's remark concerning "HIE BEST or TUK BARGAIN,'' got np quite an animated debate, in the course of which it was oleariy shewn that whatever bargain ing had been done was to the advantage of the re publican members, and that it was irom republi cans that the suggestion first came to hold hack the nominations in the hands oi the Hoard, so as to compel the Mavor to send them all in In a lump. Alderman Hillings acknowledged the corn, and said it was never too late to mend, and that he re gretted his share of it. After some skirmishing. and voting down a mo tion to adjourn, it was finally resolved to take a recess till half-past fonr o'clock-. After Rcceu. Upon the reassembling of the Board of Aldermen as per agreement, at half.past lour o'clock, the roll was called and three of the Aldermen were wsntlng. These were Aldermen Van Schaick, Me Ufferty and Monhclmer. The remainder answered rht lr names as they were called. Alter the routine business oi the meeting hud been transacted a paper came from the ttoara of Assistant. Aldermen asking that m resolution U passed appointing a Joint committee of the two Boards to inquire into the alleged frauds into the business of grautlng permits. The resolution was unanimously carried Another paper, which came from the Hoard of Asl sistant Aldermen, was a resolution ordering the holding of the Sixth District Civil Court In lie milt Hall, at the corner oi Second avenue uud Tweutv third street. J THE SIXTH OISTRICT CIVIL COITRT. Alderman Hillings moved to lay the matter on the table. Alderman Rkili.y said that he preferred the mat ter should not be laid on the table; that the pro prietors of Demllt Hall offered the use oi the court room for nothing until a suitable building should be iound. If the Hoard finally decided upon this building, the rent asked was only $2,000 per year He did not see why, under these circumstance*' and the cii v obtaining a building in this way for nothing, it should not be taken advantage of. Alderman Hillings said that when the lease of the former premises in which the Court held Its sittings ran out on May 1 the Court had really no place to go. The Comptroller then had the furni ture and ill'- fixtures removed to another place in lourtli avenue, and subsequently, by a resolution of the Board of Supervisors, one of the floors had been rented at $2,600 per year. It was a commodi ous place anu, Mr. Whitclaw, the owner, had been to an expense of about seven hundred dollars to fix up the place, tear out walls, partitions, Ac It seemed rather hard that this gentleman should suffer the loss when lie understood that the nrem ises were let, and lie (the speaker) thought thlmrs might be as well left as thev wore or at all events' refer the matter to the Committee on Law ]?nuu : 8Uid he wa8 satisfied If this were done, and so the Hoard voted The last speaker had said that the rent of Dernilt Hall was lb1ttn,t"? P'ace ?? Fourth avenue, and that the Board ol Supervisors had no right to lease any building, and that Mr. Whitclaw must authorization"86 l? MUke thei,e rci)a,r8 wlt"out THE EXTECTED NOMINATIONS. In the the Mayor's Clerk was standing down among the spectators, with three mmh folded In his hands. All the Aidermen?P as well as tne spectators, were anxiously watching him with much greater interest than they watched the proceedings. It was known the papers contained nominations, and this it was which caused the excitement of the hour. The chamber w'as as crowded as at the first meeting of the Board, and the excitement, ledeed. even ran higher. The Mayor s Clerk approached the Clerk's desk, and Alderman \ance received the paners from th? Mavor. This gentleman took them, and It was then moved that the Hoard listen to anv message the Mayor had to communicate to the Board. THE NKW FIRE COMMISSIONERS. President Vance then directed the clerk 10 read the communications from ihe Mayor. He did so The first ran In the regular formula. "In conse quence or the power vested In me 1 nominate and in case of your confirmation, appoint three Fire Commissioners for the city 0f New York as fui lowsJoseph s. Periev, to serve Tor the term of six years, until May 1, 187?; Koswell D. Hatch to serve four years, until May l, 1877, aud Carnellus Van Coit, te serve two years, until May 1, 1875 " Alderman Billings moved to lay the nominations on the table and order them t* be printed. Alderman Keilly said that these three names sent in by the Mayor as Fire Commissioners were probably all names well known to all the gentle men present, and said he couiu see no reason why they should not be confirmed at once. ,.Alderman Billings said that It was only proper that in such cases as these names should be laid over and examined by the Board. Mayor Havcmever. in conversation with him that day. had said that ne much preferred (hat course, and that It was manner^ t0 welgh a" t,le nauie9 "C"1 in In this seem,!?r?R "a,(1 ,hat thc Iatter P|an everVhnrtw i .e esf' aH 11 wa* not so clear that the Ai,w^?? 1,amll,ar with the nominations, as loro ?o^ml??i l'J Wi?Ki. spoken a few momenta t>e onlv acmfniii? ?ell?v*- A" u>r himself, he was ainf while h<i En one ?r tlie nahics sent In, he would iilr? ? 1 ,0 r,e ft Perfect gentleman, upon whom . knowlp'.'K(' of the men gentleman^micpht J1* ,??'"? 10 rotc- So?e other Sent. B P?8sil'1Jr ue in thc same predlca namesshouhi0be^o?rt,hen pnt as to whether the of the Board, witX'Mng K-un?- U,eCt'D* Schaick?3. atcairerty, Monhenner, Van THIt OTHER NOMINATIONS. A cftll was then made ior the second r*nmmnni?n tlon from Mayor Havemeyer" which^ n^T formula as above, named Walter W Adams X? Superintendent of Hnlldings for six years The same disposition waa made of this as of thn other names. M 01 inc The third commnnlcatlon from the lfavor ... thr;, made nominating thc Cltv Marshals for J t- rm of three years, as follows :-!>anlel A. Mnrnhv Abraham Spnngatein, Frank Webb, Leopold Uariie' Charles F. Mather, John Durgan, Jr., John Mac' donald. Hetinis (lalom, John H. Hlllyer, Ceorirr." Hoticslen, It. M. Khriich, Henry C. Cary, Stephen l?. Han. Tlw saaie coursc was diubucu wuii incite a? wuu tne otner names, am) they were laid over until the next meeting ot tbe Board. The board thou adjourned, Rketchri of the Nominee*. JOSKPII L. l'KKLEY, KIRK COMMISSIONER. This gentleman, whose name wan sent into the Hoard of Aldermen by Mayor llavemeyer lor con flrmation as President or the Board of Fire Com I missioners, la fie present Chief Engineer of tbe New York Fire Department, succeeding Kingsland in that position. Mr. Feriey is a republican, and in 1883 ran for Councilman, and waa elected on the republican ticket. In the old Volunteer Fire Department be was an assistant engineer in No. 44 Engine Cemi any. Mr. Perley la remarkable lor two things, never obtruding his polities and being a strict disciplinarian in lire mat (era. HOMWKLL I). HATCH, FIRE COMMISSIONER. This gentleman, who was named lor the above position lor a four years' term or office, is well known in New \ ork aa a lawyer. Since tlie organi zation of the Committee of Seventy Mr. Ilatcli Iiuh been one of the most prominent members of tlie | committee and acted as its dm secretary. He Is a democrat in politics. and was once defeated in a contest, tor the Assembly by a Tammany nominee. He has been a member of tlie Apollo Hall General Committee sincc the organisation ot that body, au?l In the late election was a strong O'Brien man. In years gone by lie was several nines offered the i nomination ot judge, which he refused. Mr. Hatch live* in tbe Twelfth ward, Is about forty-two years of age and Is a gentleman of independent means, CORNKUL'S VAN COTT, FtRK COMMISSION UK. Mr. Van Cott, who was nominated lor Fire Commissioner for a term of two years, is a nephew of Joshua Van Cott, of Barnard impeachment tame, and also ol Judge Van Cott, of this city. He lives in tne FUtcouth ward and Is a republican in politics. He was born In the district iu which he now lives and he is I'resideut ol the Seventh Assembly Dis trict Republican Association, no is about tliirty elght years ol age. ire was formerly a deputy collector of infernal revenue uuder Judge Spauld mg in 1889, and served lus time in the Volunteer Fire Department. He has good executive ability, it is said, and Iihs a larue number ol'hands em ployed lu a leather manufactory iu Macdougal street, which belongs to him. WAITKH W. AllAMS, Sl'PKttlN I KNPKNT OF BMI.DINdS. This gentleman, who is nominated to succeed Maqgregor as Superintendent of Buildings, has been Deputy Superintendent under that gentleman | for a number of years, lie is a democrat in poli tics and has been a school trustee iu the Eighth ward, In which quarter he lives. His age is I'orfy flve, and he has been well known in political clrcl's iu his ward lor years, though lie never ran lor any office. Iu his position he has been said to have worked hard and brought the workings of the office to some degree or perfection. THE NEW MUNICIPAL MUDDLE. Are the Mayor and Recorder Members of the Board of Rupervbon 1?Official Ac tion on the Subject by the Board? Opinions of Several Aldermen and Le gal Gentlemen, All in favor of the Mayor and Recorder. Tne question which was several ila.vs since raised as to whether the present Mayor and Recorder could legally serve as members ol the Board of Su pervisors yesterday became In the City Hall an absorbing theme of conversation. A better state ment of the case cannot be had than in the RESOLUTION INTRODUCED YESTERDAY afternoon by Supervisor Cooper:? Whereas chapter 190 of the Laws of 1870, by section 1, provides tlint the Muyor and the Recorder ol the city of New York, together with the Aldermen who shall lie elected tinder the provisions of an hci entitled "An net to reorganize the local government of the city of Now York," passed April 6, 1870, shall, "on and after the tirst Monday ol July, 1870, compose the Hoard of Supervisors for the count v ot New York," and eacli of said officers shall be a Supervisor ol said county: and section 10 of said act provides that all officer# and subordinates ol the existing Board ol Supervisors which will be supersed'd by the Hoard constituted by said act, and who may lie severally holding any office or place under the superceded Hoarii, shall continue in their respective offices and places under the new Board hereby constituted, subject to removal tor misconduct; and whereas suction 4 ot chapter338, lieing an act to reorganize the local government ot the city of New York, passed April to. 1873, among other thing", provides that "the Aldermen shall from the time of the passage ot the act be the Su pervisors ot the county ot New York;" and section IS, of said act, among other things, provides that "the Clerk of the Board of Aldermen shall hy virtue of his office be Clerk of the Common Council ainl of the Board of Super vigors;''and as the said act, chapter 1!H), Laws ot 1870, is not in express terms repealed b> the sai l act, chapter 3311, Laws of 187S, hut only by implication, great doubt exists as to the legality of the acts ol the Board. It the Mayor and Kecoriler are omitted In its organization, and a ques tion may also arise a* to the proper interpretation ol the provisions ot section lft ot chapter 336, Law* of 1870, ro tating to the appointment of a Clerk; be it therefore Resolved, That the legal adviser of the Board be and he la hereby respectfully requested to inform the Board of the proper interpretation to be given the said laws, ami particularly it, in his opinion, the Mayor and Recorder are legally luumbers ot the present Board, and il the ap pointment ol its Clerk, as provided in section 16, is valid and strictly in accordance with law. OPINION OF ALDERMAN VANCE. Mr. 9. B. H, Vance, President of the Hoard of Aldermen, was waited upon yesterday afternoon by a Herald representative, and said that while his legal opinion would have to be governed by the Corporation Counsel, to whom the subject had been referred, yet his private opinion wax that the Mayor and Recorder were not affected by the new charter in this particular instance. AI.DKKMAN OlTJiNDORFER held the same opinion. He believed that the repeal of the former laws did not change the Mayor's re lations with the Board of Supervisors. In his opin ion the act of 1870, under which the membership of the Mayor with the Hoard or Aldertnen was con tinned?not created?did not affect by its repeal ail existing statute. There now seemed good reason to expect other and still more complicated blun ders in the new charter. The legal question will be settled belore tliirnext meeting of the Hoard. AI.DEl'.MAN MOIUUS (rave it as his opinion that this controversy was needless, and that while the resolution of Super visor cooper was timely und proper, the u-jthI ver dict would be in favor of the Mayor and Recorder. EX-MAYOR HALL, when asked his legal opinion, declared unquali fiedly in favor of the Mayor and Recorder. There was, he claimed, no legal reason why they did not constitute a part of the Hoard of Aldermen. Mayor Havemeyer has not and cftnnot be pre vailed upon to express an opinion ou the subject. He declares that he is so fully Occupied with other business that he cannot give such topics any con sideration. YACHTING. Third General Meeting of the New % oi k Yacht Club^Ocilgn for a Badge of Membership Adopted?Election of Mem ber*. The third general meeting of the New York Yacht - Club was held last evening at the rooms of ttie or ganization. Madison avenue and Twenty-seventh street, Vice Commodore Douglas in the chair. There were present the owners of the yaclita Alarm, Palmer, Escort, Sappho, Alert, Julia, Gracie, Mystic, Madeline, Rambler, Idler, Tarolinta, Vision and Resolute, besides many non-owners of .\uclits. Following the reading of the minutes of the lust j meeting by Secretary Mlnton and tltelr approval, { there were elected as members James Barclay, John A. Brown, Jr., J. 0. Heiffensteln, Francis V. Alexandre, James H. Held, Thomas Clapham, O. Airowsmith, Maxwell Barretto and Henry T. Cary. It being in order Mr. John Fitch, in behalf of the committee appointed to obtain designs for a club badge, and the expediency of adopting such an emblem, submitted the annexed report:? That badges have become, ns it were, a necessity to all clobs or societies, Mien title and collegiate, where the members have gatherlugs social in their character, and wish to he known b.v some outward emblem, particu larly so when members wish to visit foreign countries where similar clubs or societies exist. That the New York Yacht club. In lt? personal, finan cial and social standing ranks, in proportion to its mem bers, tiiat ol any other club or society in this city. The names Of the members of the various clubs and societies ot New York show that the yacht club is composed of the best men of the other clubs and societies. That the member." of the Yacht Club intermingle with the members oi the oilier American a* well as ihe h;m peau yacht clubs to such an extent that a distinctive ?nil.'e ot membership has become both necewotrv and proper. Mr litTanv has very kindly prepared three separate I designs tor a badge, each ot which would in and of itself he acceptable The designs and the die thereof will be donated to nail become the sole propcrtv ot the club. 1 he design with the name of the club, the anchor and the-ignal flag of the club, has, in the opinion of votir committee, the greater merit, and best combines the em- I blems which aru the most suitable and proper. Almost every member of the club to who? the design has been shown concurs in the above opinion. Therefore your committee recommend the adoption of the following described design for a club badge?to wit, "A foul anchor, with a circlet ol gold, lM-aring the name of the club and date of its organization, the whole sur mounted bvt he signal tlag of the New York Yacht Club on a gold plate, uu impression of which U herewith submitted." The report being accepted Mr. Fitch offered a resolution that the design for a badge submitted by the committee be adonted aa a distinctive badge of membership ot the clnb, which received an almost unanimous vote, thero being but two dissenting voices. On motion of Mr. A. 8. Hatch It was resolved that the old committee on the classification of yachts and their measurements lor time allowance take up the subject anew, and the whole matter receive the attention demanded at the guucral meeting in Jnne. Yachting Notes. The sloop yacht Mary, Mr. John T. Barnard, B.Y.C., is lying at Port Jefferson, refitting. She will be commissioned shortly and take place in tbo class to which she bclougs. The schooner yacht Tarolinta, Messrs. Kent, N.Y. Y.c., passen WhituBtvue yesterday, from Nvrtbpoxt iot fti'vr Xwk,, THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIP. Candidates and Their Claims for the Succession. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRESIDENT. Beverdy Johnson on the Great Abilities and Accomplishments of the Late Chief Jns t.ce- An Impeachment Anecdote. Washington, May 12, 1873. nn Th ?1UCh W)llclluae m tested by the Har anu the public men of the country touching the succession to the Chief Justiceship, as it is feared there are those pressing for it who arc totally unfit um-n tLP? !?' Un<' yCt Wh? have ?rcat chl,m? tt 1. LOnsi(Jcratlou ?' the President. Although it would seen strange that any one should desire a place which could only servo to exhibit his Ignorance and render him contemptible for in eompetency it is still matter of (act that such exist in abundance, anil would not by any means be deterred irom accepting the vacancy oc casioned by the deum of Mr. Chase simply because hey are not qu.Piied to flu it. This is not the ob ject sought. The interests 01 the country, the dignity of the bench or the character of Ita adj u <11 cat ion are considerations or no consequence with such candidates. They *2? 18 a" eminence from which step to hat other distinction still beyond, and that a partisan Judge could, irso disposed, use the position .0 advance his own chances of prefer ment with the politicians of the country who do not care the value of a pin lor law or justice or for the tribunal* which administer these obsolete prin ciples. 1 TUB rRKMPtNT ADVISK1) BY MoRRII.L. As one 01 the evidences, however, which may tend to reassure the country that there are also those who do have a high estimate of the place ami who will exert nil their influence to have its duties leganied with commendable care in the selection of a successor, the public will be glad to accept a call by Senator Morrill, of Vermont, upon the 1 resident to urge upon him the propriety of delay in the appointment. The Senator with becoming deifrence and in suitable language im pressed upon the Executive the great Importance of nigh judicial and non-partisan (lualiiications in the succeeding lucumbcnt, and expressed the desire that there would be no haste in the choice. This he believed to be the wish of the country, and if the matter were postponed until after the meeting of Congress it would afford an opportunity for can vassing the merits of candidates and satisfy the public of the anxiety of the President to give gen eral satisfaction by the final selection. The Presi dent, it is said, appeared entirely willing to hear the suggestions of the Senator, as one of the people interested in sustaining tne high character of the tribunal, and Intimated his lull appreciation of the responsibility resting upon him in reference to It. It is quite probable, if not certain, that no action will be taken until alter the various branches of the government are again at work next Winter. Meanwhile there are new names rpombmsofold~CUOU WlUl the ,,lacc a",, CHAKI.ES o'conor, the acknowledged leader 01 1 he American irir win t>e in all minds while the administration is search es about tor a successor to Chief JusticeChase Mi. O Conor, whose reputation as a lawyer states' man and citizen is world-wide, w, m ince the chair of the Chief Justice as would no St he? eminent man of the Itepublic. Hut, unfortunately his nomination, it made, wonld oe < nposed on party grounds All his lire a pronounced opponent of radicalism would be to("mnc 1 V,. expect 01 the .Senate, as at present constituted to exercise that hinli generosity which his conlirrn i Won would display, it would be not ?t alTLuiK !.??' . Pwever, if the President disregarded political considerations in m&ki tig tlie nomination and sent in Mr. <1 Conor s name. Kveu it rejected bvttn? Senate, me compliment would be well deservd and honorable to the party in power. "L8cnul 1 .i W* kvakth tho1 Jfle ,aw^erH of eminence from whom i probably make the selection. As nmiT th? f. *Z?0V"xt 1,1 rank to Charles O'conor hti L5 . hup'-achment of Andrew Johnson when Ik" 99?''"r "r tliMt celebrated case raised him to the highest rank in the profession ?hP n.r? J' took in the Geneva arbitration is well known ami If great ability, unsu.lied characterand 2, ! national reputation would secure him the prize hi thV* f w","kl be Thc next Chief Justice. He has the advantage 01 beiiiR in full accord with n!? administration on all questions of policy, ir is not the'plh'ce.0Wt'VeW,R'ther Mr- Ev>'"? wouldacccpt ?r v'no- v "DWAnna pihmpont, wi.? 1 r :|H <reel> spoken of; but amonc those ^?ProreBV?Know t,le higher claims in the cou fripmfa *#1 Vh {'resident of two other gentlenu n iritTids of the a<JminlHtr<itioD, It ih not thouifiit that his name will be sent to the Senate Possessed of a .large fortune, or the highest social standlmr holding a prominent place In the legal SalaryTf the.nation and experienced as a Judge, his ola^s will undoubtedly be considered by the President at all events, as next to those of the favored mn tleman who is as yet unnamed. lu^ored gtu u . 1 II C,,,KI' JUSTICE CHURCH. Had Judge Church trained in the republican school instead of the democratic ihe udministra" Hon could scarcely aitord to overlook Mini ifm eminent ability as a Jurist, his wellknowuprobltv reputation, mark him as one worth/ tii 1 " eat distinction. Hut having acted witb he democratic party while he was in politics T, la thn'i b'e that his name will be included in ? SKNATOK CONKLIN0 8|onS(\m!naUhough, ^fk^Morton^'he 'ins strong < lain.s upon the administration lor recommion ? KuSt'ffiSaslJSSK,IVHSr'S.'SS? and weii'eiltabUsSed r^pTta/ion^wh^'hSs^St'hai weight!" SUy tlm M,e8e objections wiu llave So CAI.KB Ct'SHINQ S*K rx" KC" SJf ?'? ? ?'??? Injrton rather damages nu t7r.\-L... . u ac tion to an office where a display m temiferTould foZZfrZ down^.'thereSt^iudlcia^veu* 8K.VATOR MORTON'S CHANCES am usurca n? i,u< goc* ctaii'iSVfVui't pnuT'ni 1 S?S ?bIT "i W"?nof Clio hfgh Judicial offlcef ' .or the - -- . CHAULKS FHANCrS AI)AM ^ of Masga' hnsetts, will be urged bv N>w Fnelind SSJ. ASlTti SSI ''""5-tiiJ! JndgeTK01'cums1 oW'T Deaciiiiient mfi ?r Presi lcnt Johnson on im M ?a ^Prc"ldf?l Grant has uo JSSS" J%?vu/tii!?e?''e'neo on that bift iiw Mf iilftw couid not afford to hold it ; he has hWmeT^ ?"?d, as then it Ih tirohiimn t???? h ptiUi practico 8inc-6 Chief Justttp forhth?6?.^T "sr'.iY'iH1 10 UT to exnect of men In ,K?f . reason. Still it Is much honored that thelr wm ? .01, ttlready sufficiently tio 1 is worth nn noaTi . aHl,ie pnvato occupa to on<r hundred thnoiTice.' from nf^ thoosaud ennage In the public service a't^ho1^ aununi ,0 Rcferrlnffto theiAN/? RliVEHr,v Johotov. recurrence to Mr. Chase. H Hoen i?.vorni?*,^ ha,M,f!8 who C&IQ6 to thin pi* v f/ ?.'*? Ictvenlv JohiiHoti, his funeral, says that but a wee? m? 1,atteD,"l'" adjournnenr. or the Court he m?t Lr Ph* e '.U upon inquiring as to his health ti.^ i'hi .fHf' ' remarked that he believed hfrweir VkniSi . " in*, and felt excee.linS w^T "V^-'UTMr" JOliUSOB, ' ^Jthougu 1 C4UBUI sVV vcr? well, j* couid readily rtetect tnat ne was a flying man. Standing close beside hlin, I could hardly liear what he said to we." Mr. Johnson ih emphatic in Dm praise of the deceased Chief Justice an a jurist, and adds hiH testimony to tiie declarations or others, ttiat Ins opinions were a model of judicial style. lu speaking of Mr. Johnson in connection wittt Mr. Chase reinilKlH me of an anecdote I have heard ciucerumg them. Upon the lrapeachmeni trial the ruling of the Chief Justice wan several tunes overruled hv the senate, and on one of these oc casions Mr. Johnson voted with the majority. Alter adjournment the Chief Justice sent for h?m, and, upon Iuh presenting himself, he remarked pleasantly, -Mr. Johnson, I was surprised at your vote to-day. Explain it to me." Mr. Johnson re plied, "Mr. Chief Justice, 1 have practised many yearn more than you have, and at nisi priu* I have tried more cases than you could count. In matters of evidence, therefore, vou ought to admit that I am the best qualified to'judge. The Chief Justice laughingly turned the couveisation and the sub ject was dropped. AN EXAMIM.E FOR KtSINO MEN. Mr. Johnson is uow seventy-seven, and appears as youug and as sprightly hs he did ten or lilteen years ago, and sa.vs his health is remarkably Rood, and that he is constantly engaged in laborious practice in the Courts at home. He Iihb seen the coming, the glory and the decay ol many of the public men of the country, and bids fair to witness i much further shtlrintr of the scenes 011 the theatre or life. And wtiat is most remarkable in I his character and career is that, although lie lias | been a bitter partisan in his tluie, and tins uuspai- i liitrlv denounced men and measures opnosed to him, he litis still been on terms of DletlUt Mr soiiul relations with men ot all parties and preju dices. If we had more like him, or if the younger stock now advanciuir promised any extended emu lation of the virtues which distinguish him, it would be happier for the country and lor them selves. DEEBFOOT PARK. Opening of (lie Trotting Semon?Twn Spirited Contest!?I,uily Annie and Colonel the Winners?A Good "Send Off" fflr the Trainers and Drivers' Assoctut ion. The season of trotting, agreeable to announce ment, was duly opened yesterday at Deerfoot Park (formerly llall's Track), on the Coney Island road, with two events. These were purses given by the new management, the first being of $200, for horses that had never beaten 2:40, and the second el $liio, for those that never befit three minutes. Entered for the former were Isaac Pauling's bay inare Belle of orange, Dauicl Mace's sorrel inare Alice Brown, Dr. Heard's gray mare Butterfly, Peter Mance's bay stallion Captain Allen, 8. McNamara's bay gelding Nemo, Pierce Uaydcn's bay mare l.ady Annie, William Tom's bay gelding Slippery Dick and Daniel Pllfer's gray mare Kitty. Of these Alice Browa, Slippery Dick, Buttertly and Lady Annie came to the score. lu the three-minute pnrse there were entered J. Denton's bay gelding Unexpected, J. W. Phillips' brown mare Josephine, J. W. ( onion's nay gelding Bob Barry, P. Loomis' black gelding Paddy Dooley, s. Hayes' black gelding American Clipper, Isaac Pauling's black gelding Willie Knox, J. E. Jarvis' gray gelding Blue Dick, George Wright's bay geld ing Colonel, Daniel Mace's black gelding Young Fillinghnm, and John Martin's bay gelding Modoc. From this Held Bob Barry, American Clipper, Mo doc and Willie Knox were withdrawn. The assemblage was very large considering all circumstances, nml, as the result proved, the sport was or an extremely satisfactory character. The management having adopted the new amend ments of the Trainers and Drivers' Association to the National Association's rules, much interest was manirested as to the success or non-sacce*s of the attempt. As it proved, everything worked very harmoniously, nothing ill natured being ex pressed by any one of the large number on the ground. The judges of the day were Messrs. Isaiah Ryndcrs, (J. F. Johnson and II. V. storms. Before the sport commenced Captain Rynders cautioned the drivers in the matter of the rules under which they were to contend lor the purses; but. while enlightening tlieni lu the premises, advised that the diftlcnity between the drivers and associations was not ol his seeking. THE 2:40 pnnnt. in the pools before the start Alice Brown was the favorite, 2 to 1, and, after she had won the first heat, 20 to f> was offered without takers, the tot ting men deeming it a foregone conclusion that she would prove Mie victor. But the second heat, near the quarter-pole, Alice cast a shee, and then went into the air, running the balance ol the mile, for which she was distanced by the judges, mucti to the mortification and loss ol those who had taken her as a lavorite. The second heat was won by Slippery Dick, but In the third heat Lady Annie went to the front lu the pools, her driver beiug re placed by lliraiii Howe, and as she scored this heat, trotting very steadily throughout, was ac cepted as the probable winner, and long odds were offered on her. She did not disappoint ner friends, as she won the fourth and filth heats with case, amid much cheering, taking first monev. Slipperr Dick was awarded the second premium and Kutter fly the third. TflE TIIRKE MlNt'TE TROT. George Wright's bay gelding Colonel was the fa vorite lor the race arid won it in three straight hea.s, though the friends of Voting KiUlugham and Paddy Dooley were numerous, and Invested a good deal ol money on them. In the third heat the first application of that rule adopted by the Drivers' Asso ciation, whereby, after three scoringsand the word is not given, a horse of average speed must be se lected, and all the rest come to the score In his company, was made, and found to work admirably. Unexpected was the selected horse, and obeying the mandate of the Judge the contestants got away in fine style. Young Filllngham won second money and Paddy Dooley saved Ills entrance. The track was in flue condition. SUMMARIES. Dekreoot Park, L. I., May 15, 187.1.?Purse $>oo, for horses that never beat 2:40. Mile heats: best three in five, in harness; $126 to the first, $60 to the second and $26 ta the third. Pierce Hayden's ii. m. l.ady Annie.... 4 2 111 William Tom's b. g. Slippery Dick 2 1 2 2 2 Dr. Heard's gr. m. llnttertly 3 3 3 3 3 Daniel Mace's s. m. Alice Brown 1 dis. Isaac Pauling's b. m. Belle or Orange., dr. Peter Manee's b. s. Captain Allen dr. S. McNamara's b. g. Nemo dr. Daniel Ifller's gr. ui. Kitty dr. TIME. Quarter. Half. Mil!e. First heat :;9 1:20 2:4l>; Second heat 42 1:22 2:44 Third heal r 4rt 1:21 2:40 Fourth heat 41 1:21 2:44'* Filth heat 42 1:2fl 2:64 Same Day.?Purse $100, for horses that never beat three mlnufs, mile heats, best three In five, In harness; $fiO to the first, $30 to the second and $lo to the third. George Wright's b. g. Colonel 1 l l Dan. Mace's blk. g. Young Filllngham 2 2 2 F. Loomls' blk. g. Paddy Dooley 3 3 3 J. w. Phillips' hr. m. Josephine 4 4 6 J. Denton's b. g. Unexpected 6 6 4 John Martin's b. g. Modoc dr. 8. Hayes' blk. g. American Clipper dr. Isaac Pauling's blk. g. Willie Knox dr. J. K. Jarvis'gr. g. Blue Dick dr. J. W. Coition's b. g. Bob Barry dr. TIME. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 44X 1:20 2:63 Second heat 44 8:64 Third heat 44 1:26 2:63 FLEETWOOD PARK. Two trots were announced to take place at Fleetwood Park yesterday?a sweepstakes for $200, to wagon*, and a match race lor the same amount hut the lormer only came off. The entries were C. Hodge's bay mare Aunie, I), i'haleu's bay mare Kosa. M. McNamara's brown gelding Dnnderberg unit owner s brown gelding Wesley Haln. Bnt few were present, and there wan no betting on the result. Kosa won the rare after Ave heats, scoring the second, lonrth and liitli. Dnnderberg was dis tanced in the fourth beat for foul driving. Messrs. Shaw, Vauderwater and Allerton were the judges. Fleetwood Park, Moriuhania, n. Y., May 15 18T3.?sweepstakes $200, mile heats; best three In live, to wagons. I). Phalen's b. m. Kosa 2 12 11 owner's br. g. Wesley bain 12 12 2 C. Hodge's b. m. Annie 8 3 3 3 3 W. McNamara's br. g. Uunderberg... 4 4 4 dls.* * For foul driving. TIMS. Qtuirter. Half. Mile. First heat 43 1:27 Second heat 42 1:24 2:64 Third heat 41 WXkli 2:55# Fourth heat 43 l :tH> 2:6M Fifth heal 42% 1:21 2:06 KABHVILLE RACES. Nashvili.e, Tenn., May 15, 1873. The third day of the Spring meeting opened well, and the racing was spirited. finrt Kac*?Green three-year olds; Znrlck's Ilotel Stakes; mile heals, six horses started, and the following Is the summary: Jack Frost ? ? 12 1 Frank Bonnahel 2 1 2 Harry Todd 4 4 3 Re.l kox 6 dis. Jack's Trumps dis. Alice McFall 3 3 dis. Time?1:48 U, 1:48. 1:48 %. Stoma faux-?( lub purse. $260; mile beats. Tho following is the summary :? Nevada i i taptaln Hutchinson 2 2 Time, 1:4? >??; 1:51 K. The third race was a mile and a half daafl, lor a purse of $200, and was won by Arizona, t'arring ton coining in second aud Port Leonard third. Time, 2:44)4. The attendance tifronphont the week has lx?cn larger than ever before, aud the meeting hat* Oct " unusually succesuiul. EMANCIPATION. The Colored Men's Anniversary Jubilee of thfl Passage of the Civil Bights' Bill-Route of the Procession?The Meeting at Cooper Institute?The Reso lutions and Addretses. A procession of 3,000 colored men. with si* bands of music, paraded the streets of New York yesterday for three hours. They received neither violence nor Insult. Ten years ago the same pop ulation that respected their Jubilee made them dangle from lamppost* then. The demonstration wan given In honor of the passage of the Civil Rights bill by the legislature of this state, and, of course, brought out the lull colored population of the island to ulr Itself in the glorious Mayday sun. Karly in the morning the colored aristocracy began to move. The street corners up town wero taken possession of by policemen and groups ol the colored race, who seemed to coalesce well. IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OK FOURTEENTH STREET New York resembled a Southern city. Gallf dressed, with their assiduous cavaliers at thelc eliKJws, the deeo brunettes did not tall to elicit vari ous comments from the trreverent white men who undertook to show their laces, ^et, withal, tha I behavior of all concerned was very creditable, anil I the day passed by with nothing more than the oon sumption of extra quantities of spirits?one of tha 1 most Inalienable of civil rights. I AT TEN A. II. the Skldmores and Pioneers, tierce military organ izations, reported, and joining the other aocletlea the procession, under tho command of the Grand Marshal, Lieutenant General 0. V. Mack, moved across the Park to South Filth avenue, to Amity street, to Hroadway; thence to Fourteenth street; through seventh avenue to Tweuty-lourttk street; thence to Sixth avenue and lorty Keconil street, and southward via Madison avenue to Twenty-third street ; thence to FourM* avenue, ending ai Cooper Institute, where thera was a "Break ranks, inarch:" Large crowds of curious pedestrians witnessed the proctssi.m, bur. beyond Us unique color there was little interest! manifested 111 its progress. TUK MKKT1NU AT t'OOTKR INSTITITE. The larire hall was quite lull ol eleirantlv attired ladles and gentlemen of the deepest ol bruaeU? complexions bv clultt P. M. Seldom has ho darIC au audience gathered in New Vork ou any occa sion Less than a dozen white laces sparkled like diamonds in a sombre setting, and even theso ouirlit to have been black 11 they were not, front their long connection with the abolition cause. The platform was occupied by a lull delegation of our celored brethren, many of whom were in the dazzling apparel ol the gtlded war riors. It was a preud moment for the hthiopiun 01 New Vork; aud if the scene Itself did not sug gest the vlcsory of the race, it was evident, when the Key. Jacob Thomas addressed the Throne ol Heavenly Grace In terms of love and gratitude for the past, that the colored man had become as good as his white brother. THE ?'INTRODUCTORY REMARKS" bv the Kev. William 11. Butler were brier, and con. fined to a eulogy of all the gentlemen ou the plat form Then followed the reading of letters ad dressed to the committee. They were all curious. General J0I111 A. Dlx instructed his private secre tary to write that impart ant business weuld pre vent him from being present. Mr. (.errlt Smith, writing from Peterboro, said that ho was seventy six years ot age, felt age, and that inllrinl tlea would prevent his ever appearing a train as a speaker fceforo a puh.ia gathering, hut that he was thankful thaB the State of New York had recognized the juutlca 01 the concession of civil rights to colored men. He advised them not to abandon their work whilt? 600,1100 of their raco were yet in chains in Cuba. <CMrUIFred. Douglass wrote a long letter advo cating the abolition of sectarian and caste schoo a and the unity and equality of all races. Be dwelt upon the ungentlemanly conduct ot the hotel keener and car conductor In dlstingulshlnr black from white, and begged the meeting to excuse hlm, us lie was going to Colorado. Wen dell plullips had received his invitation too late, and William Lloyd Garrison pleaded lameness and sympathy at the same time. Mr. W II. Robertson, Mr A H. Cornel and Mr. Koscoe Condllng all wroto letters, which were duly applauded. The ltllowinfc resolution* worn then Hnbmlttcd to the meeting and adopted amid loud chccrtiig: ? Whereas the ennobling conviction* of riahtanfll ajtice which have been uruaually leavening anil elevating tha American mind, havu come lo lie incorporated 111 our Stale legislation, to the condemnation of degrading cus toms anil proncrlptive usages, tliereloru .... Revolved, That we regard the passage of the Civil Right* bill by the StaU- 01 New \ork as a landmark In 1 the humanizing legislation of ihe age, and we leel called 1 ulioa to re'olc" <,v*r it a? an evidence ot human progress uihI a ureal triumph ot freedom. Kesolveil, That lully appreciating the value of tho rlulits secMired under the latent amendment ol the na tional constitution, we are not aamtudiul thateml and putti e rights are supplemental to political rlKhta. ami thAt wiUiout Iboui aituwjwUip i? Incomplete. It Im, there fore. an additional jrroond lor rejoicing that the U-tfliila lure or our Mate hass en fit to complete the ?d** ol thvse various amendment* b> patting the Civil Rwnta '"Iteiolved, That we recognize the nrlnrlple that righta are correlative of duties; that the lull endowment of tlia prerogatives of citlxcushiu brings an added burden of civil responsibility ond political obligation, and that wa arc prompt to acknowledge our duty, as a portion or thej body politic, to maintain law and to render our contribu tion to the peace, stability, good order and honor of tha M"teno1ved, That amid the rejoicing of thin occasion w<* recociu.e the responsibilities which accompany the hill enfranchisement of tliu citizen, aud we acknowledge that all freedom Is to he regulated as well by judgment and prudence as by law and statute. Ccsolved ihut our warmest thanks as citizens ol Ne** York are hereby tendered, as I hey are. justly due, t.i Mr James W Ousted, who Introduced this hi 11 in tha Assembly ; to Senators James Wood and William H. Robertson: to <)overn,.r John A. Dtx, who promptly signed the bill. an<l to those member* of both houses wlitr vindicated the measure and tarried it to a successtuf '"lle-olved. That we cannot forgot how mnch this trl ni,.| h indue to the inspiration caught Irom the dcyo.e<i efforts made on the floor of the United .states Senate by the lion Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts; and remem bering with atfectlen and reverence all he has dene to ilestrnv slavery ai.d to break up caste, wo send hiio Irons thfsrooetintt our sympathy In his bodily suffering. and our greetings that this. httchUd. rejected from tho ben ate ol the nation, has at ouco been adopted br tha Plata "'itesolved. that we recognize the favoring hand of Cod in the providences which have brought us ireedom and civil privileges: anil we feel that It is our duty on thtsoc casion not lo lorget that tribute ot praise and thanKs uiving which is due to Him w in) lias guided our battles, railed m our friends and scattered our enemies an.t bnmght us to the lull light ol ireeaom, clUicusbip ami educational unliglitonmcut. AI-TEU MVSIC BY TTtF. I1AND Mr James W. Husted was introduced, and re counted Hie history ot the Civil Rights bill. 11c re called the names and adventures of several black heroes In ancient and modern gratulatod the meeting on the lact that the dem0 cratlc ourty had come to acknowledge the logic of events The granting ol clvi! rights to colored men was no tavor to them, bnt onlv a moastin^ of exact justice. fre hoped that Mm .'xamiile of New Yoek State would be followed i-v all other States in the Union and br the Congress of the United States. After a good deal of prose ami no little amount ol poe1try, Mr. IIlisted took Ills seat, and was succeeded by tho "'speeches, all to the same purport, were made br Mr W. 11. Johnson, of Albany; Isaiah C. Wears. oC Philadelphia; I'rotessor John M. Langston, ot Washington; llev. H. II. Uarnet, D.l).,pi York- Kev. Alex. Crummell, D.D., ot New York3 and tiie Kev. !>r. King. Among those present on the platform W*T? Peter s. Porter, Charles L. Kesaon and 'lhomas <. Acton. Two colored literati employed busy pen* in front or the platform, one of whom was said t? be the war correspondent of the Uiljl Tribune and th<* other the art critic of the rnyanyembe Surh (price two cents). The Hon John J. freemar,, tn9 Proorennive American, handed the reporiac his card, adding. "You must not blackguard us. Tho proceedings were successful. LEXINOTON_ RACES. A limy of Fortune for the FavorlteiM Three Well Contested Itaces?Diane y Carrie* off the Honors In the 9 1-f Miles Contest. Lkinotov, Ky., May 14,1*73. There were three races to-ilay, and each wu ln? terestmg, the favorites winning in all of them. The Aral race, a mile dash (or all ages, was wont by McOrath'a Jury, Reynold's Elsie second an<* McC.ibbou's Stanford third. Only these threw started. The race was closely contested. Time, 1:461,. The second race, selling race, one and a quar ter Biles, only tfy); Robinson's Florence I. and Thomntfs' Maria. Florence I. won by a length. Hut she was pressed the wnole way by her antagonist. Time, 2:20. The third race, two and one-eighth miles, for alt ages, was the event of the dav. The starters wer? Richards' Disney, ButToro's Seadoc and Gibson'* Hartlaud. The start was a iair one, with Martian** slightly In the lead, which he kept for one amt three-quarter miles, when Disney, who had re mained in t,he rear, took the lea<i and passed under the string winner by about thirty yards; Seadoo took th* second place in coming down the home stretch. Time, 3:67 4. The track Is slow, as it hft? not dried off since the rain which (ell the night bo fore last. THE NATIONAL GAME. Wasuinoton, May 15, 1873. The second championship game between the Mo* tnals, of Sow York, and Washlngtons, of this city, was played to-day Iti the presence of 1,000 people, and resulted In favor of the home club. The follow* lag is the score rwv. Inf. 3d. M. Uh. M. ?/*. 7Ik. ttk 9th. Mutual* oTuO 2 1000 1 Wa*liimrt<in? 4ftilUl0110 1J Umpire?N. b- Younif.

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