Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 7, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 7, 1873 Page 3
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The Annual Regatta of the New York Yacht Club?A Bashing Race In a Lively Breeze. FASTEST TIME ON RECORB. The Idler Wins the Second Schooner Prize Forty Miles ii Poor Hours. THE VICTORIOUS VISION SLOOP. A Fine Day and a Fine B*ce?The Sloop Gracie Wins on Time Allowance. Thunder, Lightning and Bain in the Narrows. If any landsman bad looked yesterday from the barbette platform or the gray stoue fort of ltich mond, which lies m the blue water, opposite the crumbling gingerbread pile of Lafayette, and higher np to the stern front and massive clocks oi masonry of Fort Hamilton, he might have witnessed the start of a regatta which, for beanty of per spective and for richness of color, has never had its equal in the harbor of New York. The regatta of the day before had been a dismal failure. Excursion steamers were on Thursday thicker than beeb In the time of honey. The en thusiasm was loud and frequent, and at certain moments rather uproarious. The bands on a dozen steamboats were playing airs that com pelled ladies to be excited. There was one air in particular that caused acclamation and made re verberation over the waters of a bay more blue even than the waters of the Bay of Naples. It was the song of "Moilie Darling," to winch all devoted yachtsmen were to answer with a kiss. And han.l kerchiefs were waved on Thursday from lily white hands, the fingers of which were golden with flirtation and the nails glistening with the pink profusion of good health and true blood. This was on Thursday. How different was yesterday on the blue ex panse of the harbor and lower bay I No band, no excursion steamer, no waving of white hand kerchief, no resonant rendezvous of brass instru ments. There was yesterday but one steamboat attendant on the fortunes or the fleet of ten schooners and five sloops. The steamboat has a name, and it is known among those sunbronzed people, who have business along the docks, as the Charles Chamberlin. Imagine, reader, a black boat with big paddles, extending guards, a great deal of lobster salad aud a profusion of strawberries with su?ar. Then, again, a wilder ness of corned beef and a forest of ham, well cooked. Then place on board or that boat about forty gentlemen, artists, reporters, committeemen, observers, guests at large and the blonde Captain, who stands on the pilot box wltrrbls auburn whis kers all aflame. This is the picture of the first part. Next we hear the surge of the waters at the base of Fort ltichmond. The stone blocks seem to be most invisible spectators of the race. A few persons are grouped on the hill that com mands Richmond. The red streaks of sand and tbe long, descending plains oi green grass that make the brow and front of Fort Tompkins a beacon of hope to the thousands of emigrants who weekly crowd through the (late of the New World are silent and deserted to-day. Below this hill are a number of yachts, their White sails fluttering and putting to and fro in the very light wind which comes from the bosom of the bay thrsngh the belt, or the Narrows. Tne com mittee boat is jnmplnir around, orders are being delivered, instructions are sent forth with marvel lous rapidity, and at every rew moments there comes a aevilish scream from a steam whistle which makes the nervous men to vibrate and bring the bcel8 or their shoes closer. Out we go through the throat or tbe Narrows, committee boat, schooners, sloops, coasters, pilot boats and all the usual riff-rair that will always congregate on Buch eventful occasions as this. There is great and manifold discussion aB to the seamanship displayed on the different boats which swarm to gether. A schooner, the Resolute, lias just now a chance of a puff of wind, and her topsails are not hoisted. Inis is very severely condemned by tbe veteran experts. A sloop bursts a throat hal yard and yaws about, in a wild manner. She is so long repairing the damage that people murmur at the delay. Finally she drifts to the leeward of the West HaDk and there her throat halyard is made right. The yachts keeping in on the Jersey shore and looking lor a chance cf wind are in a bunch, but soon they begin to spread out and radiate over the waters of the lower bay, the sky clear above ihem, golden sunlight pouring down upon centreboard and keel boat decks, the crews joy ous, the Jlbsails looking like white ribbons, and the signals apeak Just beginning to nutter in the faint breeze. The low. long lino and stretch of sand, white as a virgin's breast, and tlieu again amber in its changing tints, which Clifford so much loved, begins to show on the horizon. .Coney Island, the West Hank, tne deep red brick houses on (Quarantine Island and the flat top oi th?- red can ouoy on the Southwest .Spit are coming like a dream lii the glo rious June noonday. When the boats reach tne Spit there is but Utile noise. The Palmer, magnifi cently modelled, with her w hite body and green keel, leads; the ldier, black as night, her masts raked like the fabled pirate shlpln a novel, is sec ond, asd the \laaclelne. destined to carry awa.v the fortune and the cup of the day, is third. Reso lute is lacking in something; sue is badly, verv badly managed and the rates are against her. A sloop takes the van and goes out to the lightship like a bird of paradise, and all tne rest of the fleet flock after, skimming the waves and cresting the foam like corked soda water bottles. At the light ship the Palmer receives t.he shrill salute and wild bells of tne veteran Oosgrove and rounds beautifully. At this time the regatta Is a decided thing, and nothing occurs until tne boats get back to the Narrows. A squall then comes down, and the sky Is gray and then black, and as the thunder breaks wnh awiul reverberation and the lightning flashes In arrows of tire a cheer arises in all the rain from many boats, and the song Is sung and the schooner Madeleine has won the regatta. THE RACE. Yesterday morning, at about a quarter past ten, tho steamer c. Chamberlin arrived off staten Island, and, after running through the fleet, round a large number or yachts prepared to race, should there be any wind. The weather was certainly or rather a doubtful order; but there was a pleasant little breeze from the west-southwest that looked rather like lasting. The Kegatta Committee Messrs. Krebs, Wesiray and Chase?then concluded that it would be judicious to start, the fleet a? early as possible in order to lose none of the prevailing wiad. The Chamberlin then steamed up to Fort Wadsworth, and took up a po-dtlon about two hundred and arty yards to the eastward, no as to be able to take the tun' of the competing yachts as I they crossed the line. THK RKOATTA was sailed under the sailing regulations or the ?Hew York Yacht Club, and attention is called to )the fact that by recent, action of the Clnb the rnle restricting the number of men to be carried on regattas was rescinded, and yachts were allowed to carry any number of men. THK tWRSB was Atom .the given line to and around a stakeboat at buoy No. 8H on the southwest. Spit, keeping it on the port hand in turning; thence to and around the Handy Hook lightship, keeping it on the star board hand In rounding, and return over the same course, keeping the Southwest Spit buov on the starboard hanu. Yachts kept to the eastward of buoys Nos. 9, II and 13, on the west bank, going and returning, and passed between the Judges' ,)>oat and the stafcetioat 4b arriving homo. TUB PKIHICS comprised four, of the valne of |2S0 each One prize for the schooner which makes ike race la u<e shortest time, without time allowance. Oar prize for the schooner which wins withttimo allowance. One prize for the sloop whioh makes the race in the shortest time without time allowance. One prlxe for the sloop which wins with time al lowance. By the rnMP no yacht shall receive more than one prise, and if the schooner or sloop which wins the prise of in utthoat una allowance wins ! also the*prtaewiW tint allowance me latter will go to the schooner or sloop which comes 1* second with, time allowance. TBI 8TABT wan a dying one, and tbe time of each yacht was taken as she crossed a line between a stakeboat, which was anchored to the Narrows, near Fort Wads worth, staten Island, and the judges'steamer, the 0. Chamberlin. The signals for starting were given from the Judges' steamer, as follows For a preparatory signal one gun, and the Yacht Club flag on the steamer lowered; and ten minutes later, lor the start, one Brim, and the flag again lowered. The expiration of the time was marked by a third gun and lowering of flag. A short blast of the steam whistle of the Judges' boat was given when the time of each yacht was taken as she crossed the line iu starting. Although there was hardly sufficient breeze to please everybody, the owners of the small yachts were tolerably well satisfied with their prospect of success, as the water was smooth and there wan sufficient air to fill all tne kites. The specula tion on the result wns rather limited, but, If any thing, public lancv appeared to favor the chances of the Palmer, Idler and Madeleine, and tm once the public were right. The following yachts started Schoonerr. Otrntr. A. S. Hatch Rutheriurd Btuyrc?int. .Jacob Voorhis, Jr 8. J. ColRate K. K. Lopef. Shepherd uomans K. Buril Gruhb J. R. Maxwell J. H. Ilcrrcshott J. D. Smith J. K Walter J. J. Alexandre. T. A. Strange ??? L,. Livin??tonc.. ? Ciaplinui ff li 10.860 ;i.9i e H.4S9 7,945 6.4S2I M ... 2 US 4 12 6 39 7 M 12 14 6,404 [ U .30 4,467! 21 61 3,498 28 43 1,7011 ?7 23. - Not measured. fc all *5* ;' * M. S. 1 10 3 37 4 52 9 12 9 28 IS 49 25 41 46 03 3,778 2, MS 1,183 1.SI8 24 11 37 2!) 45 29 4ft 52 54 23 3 18 11 18 11 41 20 12 it was reallv a very pretty start, as all the boats went across on the sturboard tack, with just suffi cient wind to make them slip through the smooth water at a lively trait, carrying all their kites that were of use on the wind/ The preparatory gun w;is fired from aboard the S. Cnamberlln at six minutes past eleven, and considcrable acUvlty was immediately observed among the yachts, each one moving up in the direction of the line, awaiting the starting signal. Thoy were nearly all attired In full dress, carrying every available balloon. The second gun, at fifteen minutes past eleven, gave the signal to start, and the SCHOONER IDLER looking as pretty as a picture, glided across, set ting her staysail?a rather useless sail in the wind, by t he way?and followed by the sloop Ariadne. The Ian the came next, hugging the Staten Island shore, with the Foam on her lee quarter aud the Eva to leeward of her. Next came the Palmer flying across and setting her Jib t0P?all, with the l.ttle Peerless on her weather quarter. The Madeleine came next, running up her jib topsail, but, judging from the way the iSler was lay in* over, Jib topsails appeared unnecessary. The sloop Vixen followed, with the Madgie in hor wake. A balloon gaff top sail adorning the latter was not doing much good on the wind. The Oracle came next, with the RBSOLCTK TO LEEWARD. The Qui Vive crossed the lino in distress, with her throat halyards parted. Tne Vision and the escort brought up the rear. The yachts crossed the line as follows:? 1/ M S S. 18 07 Vixen H ? W IS 22 Madtfle J| 2S J{J 18 49 Uraeio 11 25 ,w Qui Vive 1} Kesolllte 11 Vision 1J Escort 11 25 22 25 S3 26 56 27 39 Idler ? Ariadne 11 RSSS!:::::::::r. A re * Eva 11 1? 05 Palmer 1} I? Peerless H if ? Madeleine 11 ? 29 outside the shelter of the land tiiere was a pleas ant breeze and the yachts began to dispose oi their kites pretty last. The Madgie sent down her balloon gatr topsail and the Vision then made a short tack to the westward. T!ite Kva was doing remarkably well and shot bv the Foam and Idler to leeward, takine the lead of the fleet. The Palmer was also in good form, and her big balloon gaff topsalK st ll towerinir over the fleet, appeared to be walking through in the wake of the Kva. The Vision, after making a short stretch to the west ward, tacked and followed alter tne Oracle. Die oui Vive by this time had her throat halyards repaired aud followed alter the Vision. The Escort tackcd to the westward at 11:39, a *? windward of the gut Vive. The rest, of the Fleet were all standing on the starboard tack to the southward and eastward and slipping through the water at a lively gait. It was quite a reireshlng change irom the previous day and gave every promise of a lively race. The Madeleine went ou the port tack at 11 :43 and crossed the WAKE OF THE EVA some distance astern. The Vixen was doing wed, crawling up to windward of the Ariadne, and the lanthe had still the weather gauge of the I eerlcss. Tin- Madgie and Eva. both tackcd to the west ward at 11 the latter crossing the wake of the Palmer, which was following in the wake or the Idler, leading the fleet. The Idler was sailing re- i markably well and exhibited a nice-setting suit, ol canvas on the wind. Tl?e l'almer hail not gained on the idler since the start. As the latter ap nroached the Southwest Spit the wind died away, and perceiving a little ripple on the Bay inshore, the Idler tacked at 12:03 and stood in, a manoeuvre that was followed by the Palmer. They had, how ever, run a little too far, and were Just, .on the edge oi the calm streak. The Madgie, Madeleine, Vixen and others then came up, and at 12:07 the IPl.KK AND TALMEB tacked a train to the southward, but. as they felt the southerly breeze were headed off to the eastward. The Madeleine, the Foam and the Kva appeared to have the best of the change of wind, and tacked to the westward at 1'-:26, and the Palmer did like wise crossing the wake of the Idler some distance astern. Tne Idler stayed at 12:28 to leeward of t lie Foam. The Vixen sailed across the bows of the Eva at 12:32. The Palmer kept on steadily on the the port tack. and. although going faster through, would probably have done better with a working , niamtopsail, iis her big balloon was aback the greater part of the time, i he V lxen tackcd at 1 12:35, heading for buoy 8'i, with SOPTIIWKST Sl'lT, followed half a minute later by the Eva, Palmer and Idler. The Foam tacked at 12:37.and the I Madeleine on her lee bow at 12:37:30. The Vixen ! passed the buoy, leading the fleet, followed by the Kva, and about a minute lat#r by the Idler, Foam, i and Maueleine in quick succession. Hie Idler set ' her staysail as she went by. and skipped after the Eva at a livelv gait. The Palmer came next. Pil lowed l>v the sloops Oracle and Vision, rhe lan the came next, leading the Peerless and Resolute. The Madgie and Qui Vive followed, bringing up the rear. The yachts passed the Southwest Spit as follows:? aoirrnwiwr spit. ii. M. s. 12 42 34 12 47 43 12 4S 115 12 50 4S 55 58 12 40 3S Qui Vive 1* 56 10 12 41 30 Escort not timed VI*. n 12 ? 10 lanthe.. Eva 12 35 53 Ariadne. T,U< r 12 37 39 Peerlesa Foam. " ? 12 Resolute Madeleine. '2 39 is Madgie Palmer (Iraeie \t 41 Villon 12 42 I" off the point of the Hook the breeze appeared to liven ud a little. but as soon as tliey were past that spoi it died away again, and the leading yachts drew up closer together. As they rounded the buoy off sandy Ho.k they caught the lull benefit of the flood tide, heading them off. The yachts then flattened down their sheets and hauled up close on the wind, heading up towards the Lightship. The Madgie was coming up prett} fast on Hie Resolute, without the aid or top sail" The breeze still held fresh, and tne fleet made a bcautilnl picture, reaching up towaTOs the Lightship. The Idler appeared to be doing very well and holding a little better wind than the Kva. The Palmer was also clawing up well to windward. The Kva tacked at l :1?, and after a short stretch tacked again at. 1:17 In tne wake of the Idler, rile Madeleine was astern and to leeward of the Eva, but moving last through the water, with the Foam iu her wake. The breeze still held up steady, and, cutting through the smooth water, the yachts were making lively time. The Palmer ami Idler were having a CLOSE RACE, . but the former appeared to be, h0.,'1'nflll> '? wind. They were all carrying thetr balloon top sails, with the wind still freshening, giving a pros pect of dispensing with kites. The Eva was, claw ing up to windward of the Madeleine, ami lookeo like a good third round the Mghtfhtp. 'J)? J}**" was uolng well leading the sloops, and the \ ision was getting the best of the Oracle. "P towards the Lightship the Palmer led the fleet, wi?h the Idler to leeward, leading tbe Madeleine. The Eva followed in the wake of the Palmer, in# crews were all alive on board tlie raelng yachts, busy setting their stavsalls on deck and preparing for the run home. Tne Madeleine appeared to be closing up with the Idler, and the Eva was drop ping behind. The Palmer was doing splendidly and leading the fleet when a puff caught her and snapped the maiutopsaii boom, forcing her to lower away 'hat fancy kite. She, however, managed to retain her lead, and rounded the lightship Jrst. with both topsails down, followed closely by the Idler, running np a balloon jib topsail as she flUed away. The Madeleine came next, setting a balloon staysail, with the amart little Eva close at her heels. The Foam followed, a lew minutes ahead of Uie Vixen, leading the sloops. The schooner Kewlnte came next, after lowering a big Jib top tail which she nad been carrying an the wind wlthoat Its being of the slightest benefit, rather acting on the contrarf as a hack Bali. The Vision followed, leading the Oracle, with the IaaJ-he next. The Peerless and Madgie were still some distance behind. *nt tbe latter appeared to be casing up the gap pretty fast. The yachta rounded as fol l0W8,~ LIGHTSHIP. * jr. 9. n. m. A 44 54 Vixen J ? M 46 S Rewlnte 1 8? W 47 it viMon I m :? Palmer. . Idler Madeleine Kva Foam i 48 ib Oracle..'.' 1 52 25t 1 90 19 lanthe 1 M> 50 Oommr home ike JPalmer danced away with the *x>n began to miss her balloons aloft, and the Idler, with a big staysail, bellying oat in .*?"? commenced to close the trap' hunted up waii nn t?aJf ^ ' The Eva came DL'-Tt> keeping Tifn JI.n!.. wl?dwaf'l an,l sailing well for the time nnoJfS? Sk 'tlie Foam off her starboard ?in ?nr',a0,T k .txen followe?1. carrying her Jip topsail handsomely. At 2:03 the Eva ha!?6 *t0 her balloon jib, and ?k?,? ^ up ln the Wind, losing r. ,ve m?nutes for repairs. At ft .-02 the Palmer sent up her big foretopsall, uncling the Idler pressing her very close, but the extra canvass was not sufficient, as the Idler flu ally shot by and took the windward position. They hung pretty close together tor some few minutes, out the ruinous old yacht had to succumb and was also passed by the Madeleine, which, under a cloud 01 canvass, rushed along after the Idler. Tho Foam was also doing nretty well and closing up on the Palmer. The Chamberlin steamed through the Swash Channel, as the yachts were sailing faster than she could steam, and it was necessary to ar rive at staten Island first In order to bo on hand to take the time. The .yachts rounded as follows:? SOUTHWEST SPIT. n. m. .& n. m. s. Idler 2 32 17 Foam .. 2 38 20 Madeleine 2 32 29 Resolute 2 45 48 Palmer 2 34 57 Coming home with the wind dead aft the vachts came wiug and wing, and the Madeleine, wllh her Immense cloud of canvas, fiually succeeded In pass ing the Idler and taking the lead of the ileet. Pass ing Quarantine Island, a squall was observed gath ering to the northward, and It became a matter of agitation whether it would not catch the fleet be fore they got home. The Madeleine had slipped away from the Idler, and when about one hundred yards lrom the winning line she caught the first of the puff, and was forced to trim down on the port tack. She was. however, sufficiently near to enable her to luff anil shoot acrotiM the lino the winner of the prize without allowance. The Idler sent down her balloon topsail when she saw what was coining, and trimmed down on the wind, under mainsail, gib and flying gib. The Rambler had come out to see the yachts conie home, and her captain let everything come down with a run. The Palmer also took everything off excepting a headsall, and let the Koam go by her under mainsail, gib and flying gib. The Idler crossed the line, followed shortly afterwards by the Foam, with the Resolute a few minutes later. The Oracle and Vision came In close together, the former leading by about a minute, and tue Vixen came next, followed by the Peerless und lanthe. The Madirle received a bad knock-down Just be lore she crossed tho line, und did not recover for nearly thirty seconds. The Eva caaie in next, some distance ahead of the Palmer, which had given up. The following is t lie official time of arrival Correct til Arrival Artiiat Time. Time. JVame. //. M ,y. // i/ ,s-. fl. it. ,1. Madeleine :i 21 19 4 01 ai s 57 43 Mler 3 29 11 4 U 04 4 0 12 f oam ;i 3s 4 20 44 4 11 10 HfWie 4 00 59 4 35 51 4 35 Si VWon 4 0! 27 4 M SI 4 31 13 Vixen 4 119 4 4S 36 4 36 55 : 4 14 04 4 54 37 4 2S 56 4 16 in 4 57 14 4 12 as Madgie. 4 19 41 4 56 37 4 47 25 Ev? 4 24 37 5 (15 22 4 46 33 The Madeleine won the schooner prize without allowance, the Idler the schooner prize with time allowance, the Vision the sloop prize without al lowance and the Oracle the sloop prize with allow ance. THE YACHT AMERICA. Parties Negotiating with the IVavy De part turn t for her Pureliase. Baltimore, June n, is73. The invitation by the Navy Department of bids for the famous yacht America, now at the An napolis Naval Academy, has been responded to by several offers to purchase her. F. L. McGee, or New York, has been In negotiation with the Depart ment, and has been making an examination of the vessel at Annapolis. It Is also supposed that one or the objectu of the visit ol Commodore Voorhis in the yacht Tidal Wave to the Naval School, with a large party of yachtsmen, was to commence pro ceedings lor obtaining the America It, is gener ally thought that she will soon be In the New York Yacht Club. ARKANSAS QUO WARRANTOR The Attorney General How to "Stand the Ordeal"?Martial Law Avoided by the Recent Decision. Littlb Rock, Ark., June 6,1873. There is now a movement on foot to quo war ranto Attorney General Yonley. It is said if the Supreme Court had decided that it had jurisdiction in Baxter's case martial law would have been declared immediately. THE SUPPLY BILL. The Lieutenant Governor and Speaker ' ornell Refuse to Sigu This Document Has It Been Tampered With I Albany, N. Y., June 6, 1873. Speaker Cornell and Lieutenant Governor Robin son decline to sign the Supply bill on the ground that lhere Is cause to belieye that the bill was tam pered with after it lelt tlie hands of the Conference Committee. Speaker Cornell lias directed that the bill be printed and submitted to the members or the Conference committee ror inspection. This will take a long time. Meanwhile persons who arc in want of their money will have to wait. The Speaker's Explanation. New York, Jute 6, 1873. To the Editor or tub Herald:? The Albany despatch stating that I have refused to sign the Supply bill on the ground that there fs cause to helieve that the bill was tampered with after It left the Conference Committee is calculated to unjustly prejudice the good name of tho Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. O'Donnell, and his assistants, and 1, therefore, beg to correct the statement, it Is true that I have asked to have the bill printed ami sent to the mem iters ot the Conference Com mittee, not because of any suspicion that it is wrong, but as a matter of precaution in view of the unpleasant gossip which has occurred in past years in reierenoe to the Supply bill. The high charactcr or Mr. O'Donnell and the good repute of the Assembly Clerk's desk during the past Winter render it impossible to doubt the fidelity with which the Supply bill has been en grossed. To prove this before the titu Is signed will certainly do no harm, and ought not. in the meantime place the clerks under suspicion. Yoars. respectfully, AL0N7.0 11. CORNELL. PACIFIC MAIL. The Hoard of Directors of the Pacific Mail steam ship Company held their regular meeting yester day afternoon. The executive committee sub mitted a report showing the financial condition or the company. The report was read and adopted, and will be given to the press te-diiy. The Herald reporter was assured by the secretary that the Board had given strict orders that, no Information should be given in regard to the report until It would be ready for the press, and that it would not be ready before this afternoon. Alter adopting the report the meeting adjourned. MATRICIDE, The Connity Case Under Investigation at Dlnghamton. Binoramton, N. Y., June 6, 187.1. The inquest l?y Coroner Worthing In the case of Mrs. Bosa Connity, Involving slow mnrder of a mother by her daughter, has resulted in a verdict that Mrs. Rosa Connity died of wounds inflicted by Mrs. Thomas Conning, her daughter. Mrs. Con ning has been arrested, and Is now In lall. The evidence establishes the fact of continued abuse and frequent crnel beating by Mrs. Conning tor over a year. One witness testified to the beat ing with a stone, clothes pole and washltoard on

Friday, May 23, when the fatal Injuries were re ceived. The death occurred on the 30th Inst. The postmortem examination showed fatal wounds on the head, prints, as of fingers, on the throat and bruises on various parts of the body. Mrs. Con ning, the prisoner, Is about thirty-five years or age and la addicted to drink. ' OBITUARY. Prince Adalbert of Prussia. I A telegram, dated In Carlsbad, Bohemia, and addressed to Berlin, and thence forwarded to the Herald by cable, annonnced yesterday the occur rence of the death in Carlsbad, of His Hoyal High ness Prince Adalbert of Prussia, consin of His Im perial Majesty Emperor William of Germany. The Prince was in the sixty-second year of his age. He was born in Benin on the 2Vtb or October. In year lsll. He entered the Prussian army in l?2i, but quitted the service In 1832. He was ap pointed High Admiral or the North German Navy in 1867. ne has since held many high and Impor tant commissions under the German government. The Prince was an accomplished scholar. He ob tained considerable repute as a litterateur, being the author of "Aus Melncn Relmtagebusche," pub lished at Berlin in 1842, and "Denkschrift liber die Bildting elner Deutschen Flotte," published in 184?, besides other works. He contracted a morganatic marriage, on the 20th of April, in the year law, with Th^rfcse dc Barium, by whom be had two chil dren?a son and a daughter. Prlneeas Augusta of Liegaltx. Her Royal Highness Princess Augustaaf Ltegnitz, widow or King Frederick William III. of Pruaaia, dlttJ at Homborg yesterday. Princess Aagusta of Llegnlts, created Countess of Hohenzoiiarn, was born on the aotb of Angnst, in the year lMO. She waa daughter of Ferdinand, Count do Harrach. His Majesty the late King Frederick William III. or Prussia contracted a morganatic marriage with .her, ao that she ranked m ma second wife. j WRIGHT'S END Tom Wright Hanged for the Mur der of a Polish Pedler. History of tlie Crime as Developed in Court. ROBBERY, OUTRAGE, MURDER. Trial, Conviction, Sentence and Death of a Fiend. A Partial Catalogue of Wright's CrimM?Me moir! of an Assassin?A Highwayman's Hos pitality?'1 Just Knocked the D?d Ped ler on the Head and Shoved Him into the Closet"?The Last 8cene?"I Ain't Willing to Go, bat I've Got To Be Hanged." Washinoton, June fl, 187'i Tom Wright, a stalwart negro, suffered death on the gallows lu the jail yaril to-day for the murder of a poor-pedler named Itogerskl, on December 23, 1872. Although Wright was scarcely twenty-two years of ago his career in crime has been an event- | ? ful one. He waa known aa a desperate character. He confesaed to having committed numerous rob beries. This ia the fourth execution in the District ot Columbia within the past six mouths. Wright waa six feet In height and weighed 220 pounds, lie was convicted In the Orimlual Court of this district ou the 5th of April laat of tue murder of Samuel Rogerski, a pedler. and native of Poland, who had been but a short time In this country. tub story of rni: murdbr. The history of the case Is aa follows:?On the night of December 23 last a small girl, accompa nied by a young man, in crossing over some vacant ground In tho square bounded by 1) and E and Ninth and Tenth streets, South Washington, noticed what, they thought then waa a drunken man lying on the ground. Fearing, aa tho weather was intensely cold, that the man would freeze to death, they gave an alarm to the pollcc, who found that the body was lifeless and that TUB HEAD WAS UORRIBLY MANGLED. Around the neck and heels were buckled straps which had been used as handholds. The body was taken/to the First precinct police station house aud a more careful examination of it was made by physicians. On one side of the head was a wound made apparently by a number of blows, and on the face thcjre were several incised wounds, made, ap parently, with a small hatchet. The detectives took the case in hand in a lew hours afterwards and slept neither day nor night until the guilty party was secured. But little could be done on the night of the discovery of the murder other than to shadow several suspicious parties who were known to be bad enougn to commit such a crane lor tne purpose of robbery. At early dawn the officers were at. the place where, the body was found, and some lew drops of blood were discovered aud traced IN TUB PIRKCTlON OK WRIOHT'S IIOUSB. The officers, therefore, entered It und made a search, but the house being darkened they could discover nothing. Subsequently they obtained In formation which warranted the arrest of Wright, Mrs. Margaret Wood, Sam Iteinbey and Mrs. Wood'* son, all inmates of the house. Accordingly on Christinas night, t hey were all taken in custody , and a more thorough search ot the house for tlie evidences ol the crime was made. Tho detectives ! then louoii two hatchets, one with some small par | tides of blood on it, as also one single red hair, cor responding in color to that of the murdered man's. ! in a closet there was some b'.ood stains, and in an old shed tho puck of the pedler was round buried in the ground under a pile oi old lumber. TUB WOMAN TKLLS WHAT S11B KNOWS. I'pon questioning the wo-nan she stated t hat on the day of the murder she had been out washing, and on returning, about noon, she had louud lotn I Wright washing up the floor; that he told her that. I she cauld tlntsh It alter dinner; that alter dinner I she finished washing the floor, and upon noticing something which looked like blood sue had asked I where It bad came irom; Wright had replied that ne hsd "killed ?damned Dutch pedler and placed the hodv in the closet." Subsequently, however, he stated that he was only joking with her. Mrs. Wood further stated that. Wrlgnt went out after dinner and came back to supper. i COMMITIBD TO .TAll The prisoner was thereupon taken to the Police Court. Detective McDevitt,, who had principally worked up the cane, gave his testimony ami Wright was committed to Jail to await his trial for mur der The others were also committed to secure their attendance aa witnesses. At police he;m quartcrs it was subsequently ascertained that Wright answered the description of a party who, it was alleged, mnrdcred a farmer near Fredericks burg, Va., in the early part of 1H70. Wright was not unknown to the detectives, although, up 10 this time, he had noi been cou vteted in the district of any crime, hat had been suspccted of several highway robberies. He soon became a troublesome prisoner to his keepers, and on one occasion, when asked to com ply with the rules of the Jail, he beciuuc deilantand squared lumsell for resistance, but was overpow ered and placed in heavy irons. Shortly after his committal, when a lellow prisoner, confined in an adjoining cell, had spoken discouraglngiy ot lus i case, he _ ATTEMrTfcO TO Oil BAT TflB (JALI.0W8 by starving himself to death, aud gave sickness as au excuse for not eating. For more than a week he refused to eat anything. The physician to the jail however, administered to him as a medicine a preparation which gave mm a voracious appetite, and his effort to destroy himself by this means failed. A CATAI.OSt'E OF HIS CRIMKH. To his fellow prisoner he made admissions as to several crimes, among them the robbery ol a hotel at Weldon. N. C., in 1870; tne outraging of a girl named Davis, near Fredericksburg, Ya., in the lat ter part of 1871: indecent assault on a woman at Lower Machodac Creek, near the mouth of the Potomac, soon after; beating and robbing two men and committing an outrage on a girl at <ily mout, Md., at a picnic la?t Summer, and another on a girl at a camp meeting near this city last Jml>; ??cracking" a confectionery establishment on Capitol Hill, and entering and robbing the house ot a Mr. Stephenson last Fall. The last named robbery was accomplished by slip ping into the house and secreting himself under the bed until Mr. Stephenson had pla.tcd his pocket book under his pillow and retired to rest, where upon lie sneakea it out and made off. THE TBRRIH1.B HATCIIBT. The trial attracted large numbers of persons, and great general luterest was felt in it, partlcu ! larly by our Hebrew population. It was feared by many that the government would not make out, a case, as it was not. known that the woman, Mrs. Wood, would swear to the statement, which she had originally made to the detective officers, ami It was known that Wright had possessed great In fluence over her. W hen placed on the stand, how ever, she told the same story, but with evident re luctance. The government also proved, by pro ducing in Court portions ol the scalp and face of the deceased (preserved lu spirits), and fitting tho small hatchet to the wounds, tluit such an instru ment could have made them, and the defence hav ing failed in tlielr effort to prove au alitrt, the prisouer was convicted of wilful murder. SESTKNCEP TO PEATH. A motion was made for a new trial, but was overruled, and ou the 14th of April he was sen | teuced to be executed on the bOth of Mav. Kxcep 1 tions were also taken to the ruling of the Court, and the case was therefore argued In the Court, In Ceneral Term, but the Judge below was sustained. There was now no recourse left but to tho Kxecu tive, and the prisoner having had the counsel of two colored Methodist ministers lor some weeks, and not i>eing as ready to take "the short road to glory" as were Jenkins and Johnson (two colored men executed her last Fall for murder), an effort was made by the Kev. Father Wlgett In that direction. He succeeded in procuring, jnst as the President was leaving the city on the 26th of May, the promise of a respite Tor one week, and on the return of the Kxecutlve, on the 39th. the docu ment was signed postponing the execution of the sentence until to-day. THK MCRDEKKR ACCrSBS AN ACCOMPLICE. During his imprisonment, both before and after the trial, he wrote a number ol letters to his mis tress, Margaret Wood, begging her ta say that Sam Hembry had killed the man, and instructing her what to say when she was called, aud after his conviction he renewed his entreaties to her, asking tier to take back what she had said. He also made several conflicting state ments, all ol which can be summed up in the words, "Sam Bembry killed the pedler." lie In sisted, too. that the man was not killed at the time claimed, but towards dark, and that no hatchet was used, hut a spade and trowel. The portion of the story referring to the trowel may be true. Mich an article may have been used, as well as the hatchet, for a trowel was lound in the house after the murder by a physician, and on submitting the spots to a chemical test tney were found to be the blood of some warm-blooded animal. THK ASSASSIN'S CONFESSION. On Wednesday last, to one ot the guards, he talked the entire day, and asserted that the pedler was not .killed for his money, but for Ids pack: that the man-came to tae bouse abont eleven o'clock In the morning and was knocked in the head ai soon as he uttered the house. The door was then shot and the body *? Into the closet. At night, when they went to take Rogerskl out, they found that ne was still in(, and that they then dragged him out and fln ished aim. ? . ... lie also made some statement* about a plot in which he and sonic dozen of the prisoners were en gaged to break tail, from which It appears that he, with other prisoners (some eonilned on the floor above), had been furnished with keys by outside parties, by which they could unlock their cells and corridor doors, as also saws with which to out on their leg irons. There were also parties outside, ho said, who were to have aided them. A SCHEME FOR RESCUE. The plan seems to have been that on a certain night, at a given signal, they were to have kicked off their leg irons, unlocked the doors, and then to have attacked two of the guards with the heavy leg Irons, killing them If possible. Should the guard in the yard have attacked them the party outside were to have thrown a rope ladder over the wall (about twentj-Ave feet In height), and one or two of the party were to have scaled the wall by this means and come to the assistance of the convicts. The rest of the outside party were to have been at the front irate ready to answer a signal If they were needed. The outside party, Wright stated, was coinix*te<l of desperate men, and hail the plot, not been detected j it is more than probable the attempt would have been made and several lives would have been lost. I According to his statement Captain .lames Cole man and Mr. Robert Htrong were the two guards tliey had selected to kill. A JOLLY Ift'HDKKKR. Up to yesterdav morning he seems to have had 110 idea whatever that the sentence of the law would have been carried out, aud acted with the greatest indifference. His cell was immediately opposite the scaffold, and while It was being erected he frequently joked with the workmen about It. lie swore that bo would bo damned if they ever got the rope around his neck," and that "Ills body was not heavy enough to break his neck." In deed the preparations which were being made to break his neck judicially seemed not to have i affected him in the least, aud, while he was as do- j clle as a lamb whenever his spiritual adviser i called, at other times he was engaged in railing at the guards. REMORSE AT LAST. In consequence of tho threats made by him that he would cheat the gallows and that some of tho guards would bite the dust before he did tho Warden of the jail determined to put him In double | Irons and move him to another eel', and that ope ration was performed on last Monday, and lie re mained thus ironed (with a guard over him) until this morning. Yesterday morning ho appeared to be very much I depressetl in spirits, and evidently then gave up all 1 hope of escaping the penalty of the law. He I seemed anxious only to see his spiritnal adviser (Father Wlirett) and one or two friends who had i promised to have Ills body sent to North Carolina, tin this point, he was much more concerned than In the salvation of his soul, lor he was very fearful that his body would fall Into the hands of the physi cians, and he did not appear to care who had the cuatody of his soul. sgertfif AV tiif, murdered man. ! The murdered man, Hogerskl, was u native of the city of Kulvaria, Province of Suivlska, Poland, and about forty-five years of age, and for nineteen years he was the overseer of tho principal prison of that province, having suceecded his rather, who had held the position thirty or forty years. In 186J he was removed Irom the ofllco lor political reasons by the Russian government, which suspected hiin of being iu sympathy with his coun trymen, who were engaged in an attempt to throw off tho yoke of Russia. He was ilnally forced to leave, and his property, which was considerable, was confiscated. Alter travelling about in hu ropo for several years he emigrated to this country, about a year before his death, leaving his family, a wife and fonr children, in Ills native town. On arriviug at New York he made his way to Pittsburg, Pa., where he had sev I eral trlei'ds; but not succeeding well in business there lie came here, where one or two ol his rela tives had settled, and last September he started peddling dry goods. So well had he succeeded that he was making preparations to send for his lamlly to meet him In this country. On the morning of his death he purchased some small articles at his usual place of dealing, and was LAST SEEN ALIVE about eleven o'clock on the morning ol theiMdof December, when, with Ids pack on Ins back and a small valise in his hand, two boys saw him enter the nouse of Wright. A brother of the deceused, who resided in Wales, came to America a lew weeks ago to see him. and was not aware of Ills fate until he accidentally heard the circumstances of the case discussed shortly after his arrival in New York. He immediately came here and witnessed the execution to-day. Not knowing the usages in this country, he made application to the Warden of t he jail (General Crocker) lor permis sion to "kill the prisoner," or, iu other words, to spring the trap. Tilts request was, ol course, re fused, but a permit was given him to witness tlie^ execution. THE LAST NIllllT OS EAUTIT. Yesterday aftornoon the condemned man had an I Interview with his toriner school teacher, in which | he denied all knowledge of the murder, and told | him such a plausible story of his life as would make I an interesting book for Sunday Schools. He sub sequently wrote for publication a letter, in which he violently abused .ludge MucArthur and Assistant District Attorney Harrington, and expressed the hope that lie will meet them some day in a place whore they will not enjoy their cigars and wines. He also re iterates Ills statement that llembry killed the pen Jer. About eight, o'clock lie laid down and went to sleep, ami nothing more was heard of Him uiitil nearly live o'clock this morning. TUB MAN AND THE HOUR. On rising this morning he was in extra good , spirits, and told the guard how he wanted to be laid out and again denied all connection with the minder. Rev. Father Wlgett, his spiritual ad viser, called to see him about eight o'clock and re mained with htm to the last moment. Rev. Fathers lloccofort and Uerottl arrived at the jail at nine o'ciock anil assisted Rev. Fat her Wlgett in administering to the condemned man the consolations of religion. All three of the priests i remained ami accompanied him to the scaffold. At the request of the Attorney General there were i 1 not so many admitted to the jail yard as on lormer similar occasions, and, iu addition to the police, about one hundred and fifty persons were present. The housetops overlooking the yard were tilled with spectators. In i eluding several females. The ? prisoner was, ! in the early part or the dav, obstinate i and calin. His language, with the exception 1 of that which he had with the ministers, was of the most, revolting character. About teu o'clock a : suit of clothes was taken to his cell. After some I persuasion he was Induced to wash himself and put them on, and in a little while he appeared In a while shirt, black tie, dariv blue coat and black i pants. REAI.ISO OP I'ltE HF.AT1I W ARRANT. | The officers then Icrr him with the priests, until I a quarter to twelve o'clock, when Warden Crocker, i with the officers selected to assist on the plaiionn, returned to the corridor on which Wright was oon I lined. They entered the cell lor the purpose of ! reading the death warrant to the prisoner. The Warden briefly informed the condemned man that. I it was Ills "painful duty to carry out the ! sentence ol the law and, after reading tho warraut, said that he hoped he was prepared to die. The prisoner, who had been gazing over the crowd seemingly to see if anv particular friend was , present, and whose tall form towered above nil others present, simply grinned In reply, displaying i a set of large, white teeth, two of which, having ] been broken out, gave him a ferocious look. TWO MURDERERS PART POR THE LAM" TIME. The guards then took off the prisoner's irons and at the same time pinioned his arrns tightly, as also his legs so as to not entirely prevent his walking. This precaution was taken because lie was just the man to attempt to free him self, anil, being of large size anil great strength, if he had made such an attempt he would have given much trouble. While the Irons were being removed the prisoner made a request to sec Henry Young, alias Wlt.iam, who Is charged with having killed and robbed the cattle drover. , Joseph Hahn. of l.oudon connty, Vs., a few months ago, In Armory square. The request was granted, aud Young was brought down from a dungeon cell, In which he has been confined since Wrljrht , and he were separated, about three weeks since. I Young appeared quitl* hcfIouh, bat when tirouffbt Into Wright's presence the latter said, carelessly, "Well, how are you getting alongr" Young re- I sponded, "First "rate." Wright closed the Inter view by remarking, "Well, 1 have got to go. Good- I by." Young then returned to his cell. I IN THE JAIL VARII. | While these proceedings were taking place inside : the jail the crowd outside were being ranged I around the scaffold by the police. The crowd had barely become settled wtien the condemned was brought out. Warden Crocker was in the advance, then came Rev. Fathers Koccofort and Herottl. next the condemned man. with Mr. Torrens snp portiug him, accompanied by Rev. 15. F. Wlgett, while Messrs. Robert Strong, James Coleman and (j. W. Dutton, of the jail guard, brought up the rear. The prisoner walked with some difficulty up the steps of the scaffold, and was evidently weakening; but on taking his place under the noose the priests cheered him up, and he stood more firmly while the brief services of the Church took place. THE LAST MOMENTS. 1 During an Intermission 111 the services he turned i to one 01 the guards aud Inquired If they would ; send his body to his home In Fraukllnton. tpori receiving a reply that the clergy would attend to it he turned to the priests and the services were concluded. The cords on his legs were then drawn more tightly, and after he had whispered some words to General Crocker and had said to a guard, "1 aint willing to go, but I've got?to be hung, he commenced to pray, crying out, "Oh, Jesus, save me I" The knot having been adjusted, the black cap was drawn over his face as he kissed the cruci fix. The signal being given at a quarter past twelve o'clock, an unseen hand sprung the trap, and the body fell a distance of seven feet. There was some contraction of the muscles for a minute, bnt the pulse continued to move for seventeen min utes. After tt nad ceased to beat the body was allowed to hang fifteen mlnntes, at the end of which time It was placed in a coffin and earned to Mount Olivet Cemetery, where it was placed In a vault until arrangements are made to send it to North Carolina. The brother of the murdered ped ler and several of his relatives were present and witnessed the execution. Bcmnry, who was one of the principal witnesses against. Wright, and Hrumaglm, a witness for the government In the trial, were applicant* for admission, but as It was reared if he recognized them that he would make some violent demon?(raUou toward UK"", they were THE CASE OF MR. PRICE. An Appeal to the American Govern* ment from His Dungeon. TEN DAYS IN PRISON?NO CHARGE MADE, The ?iew Crime of Being a Ilerald Correspond^ ent on Spanish Soil. The following letter from Mr. Leopold A. Price, dated in his dungeon on the tenth day of his imprisonment, will explain itself. Mr. Price is still a prisoner, so that three full weeks have elapsed without the United States gov ernment taking any decisive steps in his re gard, even to the extent of demanding on what charge ho has been arrested, imprisoned and foully treated : ? MB. PRICE'S LETTER. Fortress La Cabana, | Calaroose No. 50, May 30, 1873. j James Gordon Bennett: ? Dear Sir?The account of my arbitrary arrest and imprisonment and the treatment 1 luive received at the hands of my jailers shall' be given to the public when I am freed from the walls that encompass me at present. ten days in prison?no charge made. In the meantime it will be sufficient to state that, after ten days of close confinement, the first six of which I was incommunicado, I am still unaware of what I am accuscd or whatt charges the authorities may bo trumping u$ to bring against me. THE NEW SPANISH CRIME. ,1 I have strictly abstained from intermcddlin in the affairs of the contending parties i Cuba. If it is a crime (worse than a criminal} have I been treated) in the eyes of those whad hold tho reigns of this misgoverned coun try to be a correspondent of the Herald, I must confess to the act. But I have done no wrung nor have I offended against the laws of Spain or the special ones of this island. I cam therefore imagine no cause for tho proceedings taken against me nor why tho authorities in Cuba should deprive rac of my liberty one single instant. WHAT IMPRISONMENT MEANS IN CUBA. Time wears heavily within the walls ol' % prison, and solitary confinement in the damp bovfida ol a fortress is not productive of good health or strengthening to tho constitution. For the past two days I have had the pleasure of the companionship of my friend, Mr. O'Kelly. This afternoon he was embarked in the steamer for Spain. I am again left to myself, and not even allowed to take the slight est exercise or a breath of air on the ramparts of this fortress. AN AMERICAN CITIZEN'S APPEAL. My unjustifiable arrest, imprisonment and treatment is sufficient cause to call forth % protest from the people and press of the United States. It is one more insult added to tho many already heaped upon Americans in Cuba. I was in the most pacific manner ful filling the duties which you entrusted to me when I was dragged from my home, leaving my family without protection, and thrown into a prison without cause or explanation. WILL THE GOVERNMENT ACT? I beg you to interest the government of the United States, of which I um a citizen, in my behalf, and that it may take prompt action for my speedy release. Respectfully, your obedient servant, L. A. PRICE. GHOULS AND THEIR HOLOCAUST. Report of A^rpuinntr't Body tiring Filled with Petrolenm anil Burned by tho Spuniard(?His Successor in the Field. Havana. May 31, 1878. Your correspondent, Mr. James J. O'Kelly, sailed yesterday afternoon in ilie Spanish mail steamer An to til a Lopez lor Cadiz, a* prisoner of war, to lie tried at Madrid by the military authorities of tho new Republic. MK. PRICK'S IMPRISONMENT. Yonr Havana correspondent, Mr. Price, still re-? mains in durance vile in the Oabaiia The conces sion of occasional intercourse with him is granted to a few who, if desirous enough, must spend hours in toadying to the red-tapism of the insignificant puppies who have the power to grant the permit. I HE BOPY OP ACRAMONTK. The heading of theae few lines is not so roach directed to the circumstance of tho treatment ot your two correspondents, for which tho chivalrous Hidalgos are to account, as to the disposition of the remains ol the valiant General Ignacio Agra monte. Dying as he did, gallantly leading on tho* small band against the Spanish troops, he fell into their hands a lifeless martyr to tho glorious causa for which he gave his life-blood. THE I'REY OK TtlE (IHOCLS. The possession of his remains was a signal to return to their posts, precipitated by the demoral izing state into which the troops had lallen. The arrival of the corpse at Puerto Principe was at tended by the same demonstrations on the part or the volunteers as would be seen by the display o*" a quantity of raw beef before the cage of a dozeu bloodthirsty tigers. TUItY WOl'LIJ DKAU UIS BODY THROtJUU THBf STRKKTS. His remains were exposed to the view of these ? barbarians, ostensibly for identification, bnt really for the gratification of tiieir flendish pleasure. Thus exposed, the body remained until a disposal of it whs lound necessary, much to the regret of its never tiring congregation, consultations of the volunteers as to what would be the appropriate memorials lor the Illustrious departed were fre quent, the unexceptional result of which were* clamors for his body, their lutention being to drgCf his naked corpse through the town at the tail of if mule. These were, however, frustrated by the offi cer* in command lor the no less horrible decision of I ll.Ll.NU TUB BODY WITH PRTROLEL'tf and setting Are to it. The latter programme waar carried out, to the Intense satisfaction of a numer ous concourse of volunteers of high official standing and their subordinates. To commemorate the oc casion, part of the ashes of the dead hero wero deposited in two bowls or vases, and now adorn the President's room in the Casino Espaflol UK Puerto Principe. ? such are the circumstances connected with thO honors paid to the body of this hero while it re mained in the possession of the volunteers. It has now passed away, with the exception of the charred contents of the two urns, bat the noble form, en closing a brave heart, will never be forgotten by those who knew Agrainonte. A heartfelt sym pathy will ever be called forth when his sad end is told. AORASONTB'S , SUCCESSOR, ft Is positively known, although his loss has bee# a severe blow to those of his command, thai the In surgents are lighting with renewed energy, 'deter mined to avenge his death. A successor to his command has been appointed, bat lack of authentlo information precludes me irom mentioning the names of several reported to have received It] but it is generally believed to be an Amerisao, named Uuuv Peeve, 8 n

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