Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 10, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 10, 1873 Page 3
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HE W1LW0RTH MURDER. ? The Story of a Member of the Bereaved Family. Scenes Beside Chancellor Wal worth's Coffin. A Letter Written in Blood and Sanded with Powder. A Wife's Silent Agony? Another Life To Be Saved at the Expense of the Memory of the Dead? Sad and Stern facts which Must dome Out. The Vval worth tragedy, which a few days ago startled the community to its depths, has not yet lest any of its morbid interest for the public, livery little detail and surrounding of the horrible murder, the antecedents of the victim and his ?layer, even everything that remotedly concerns the bereaved family, is discussed with that un healthy gout which only a satiety of crime can pro dace. The demeanor of the wretched prisoner, the characteristics of the lather and the suffering* .or the unfortunate mothor are still subjects of all absorbing interest in gossiping circles. The rumor that young Frank H. Walworth would be indicted yesterday caused a flutter ol excite ment among the louugers of the Court of General Setwions and a profound sensation among the members of the Walworth family who reside in this city. A Herald reporter called on one of the lat ter yesterday afternoon, who not only has taken a prominent part in the obsequies of ttie murdered man, but who has been most attentive to the be reaved widow and her unfortunate son since the morning upon which the fatal shots wore fired. It was the reporter's iniorroant who laid the floral cross upon the remains of Mansfield Tracy Wal worth ON THURSDAY NIGHT LAST; who was one of the four mourners at his funeral on Friday morning ; who paid his last tribute to the dead In the shape or a magniflctent wreath or im mortelles and tube rosea; who acoompanlcd the re mains to the Hudson River Railroad depot, en route to Saratoga, and who had seen Mrs. Walworth off to attend the funeral of her husband by the Albany boat the previous evening. With this disinterested friend ef the Walworth family the Herald reporter had a long conversa tion yesterday, in which he reluctantly stated many family affairs which have now unfortunately be come of so much interest to the public that they are fit matters to be chronlcled'ln the columns of a newspaper. Tbe reporter felt the painful nature of his duty as mnch as Uis inlormanf, did In baring the social cancer which has mortified to such a terrible extent, and as It can be or little interest to the public, and its mention a breach of confidence, tbe name of the Informant is suppressed. It la enough to say that he is nearly conuncctcd with the family ol the late Chancellor Walworth. The reporter with difficulty introduced the object of his visit and remarked by way ol preface that so many persons UNAUTHORIZED BY TUB FAMILY ;i?ii "plunged into print" on the Walworth tragedy that it was due in so much to the memory of the mur dered man as well as to the unfortunate boy now ?waiting his trial In the Tombs that the public Bhould know exactly the real circumstances of the case. "Well," replied the gentleman, "I do not want Ci to say anything over my name. God knows it been mixed up too olten in this matter." Tbe re psrter assured him ttiat he would hot make his name public, and he resumed "You know we have only one thought now, ana ? that It is to save the boy. A stray word may sacri fice another life, and our family is depleted enough already. 1 understand that, they intend indicting Frank to-day, or at all events immediately ; but 1 tell you thev MUST 00 TO WORK QUICKLY tf thev want his mother's testimony. If tney delay lonjr they won't have an opportunity of calling her to tne stand. I am glad to see the J?K^!L *S?,! contradicted tbe statement that Mrs. Walworth did not propose to attend her husband s funeral. She met the remains at the depot in .Saratoga, and attended the luneral, leaning on the arm of fattier Clarencc Walworth, the brother of her dead hus band. A SHORT BURIAL SERVICE was read at tbe depot by the Rev. Mr. Newman, of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Dr. Hackus, and at the grave also, and this was the only religious net-vice performed over Mansfield Tracy Walworth. Mr* Walworth will be In town this alternoou. she fave orders to a trnnk maker In Sixth avenue, on hursdav evening, to make a trunk in which she could pack Frank's clothes, and through a mistake it was only this morning that the trunk was sent to Saratoga. She may not get it until after the hour lor the star tine of the train for New York, and if so she will not be here betore to morrow morning or perliaps to-morrow alter noon " ??Now, Mr. ," asked the reporter, "I want. to know your sincere Impression ot Frank's state or mind. May I ask y?u wnat you thiuk on the sub ?eCt?? "My answer may surprise you. I have ridiculed the theory of insanity at all times. I do not be lieve that a man can shoot another down and then be allowed to plead insanity. I nave always laughed at the Idea. Frank Walworth is no more insane than you are, and If you told him so he would laugh at ysu, too. And yet HK HAS NOT REALIZED what he has done. I have seen him to-day, and he still believes he has done a meritorious act. Of oourse there Is not a member or his family who sympathizes with the crime he has committed. Our common feeling is one of horror, and there is not one of us who would Dot yield up our own lue that this terrible thing should not have occurred. Nobodv could have dreamed of its probability. "Von etiould have seen Frank W alworth before this occurred. A more gentle creature never breathed than I saw him at the inquest on Fridaj - last, i could not believe that 1 was looking upon the same boy I knew so well. You remember when Mr. Morehead gave that horrible description of the murder ; I thought he would have wilted and cried like a child, but you saw how unmoved lie was. No, not even when his father's card, STAINED WITH HIS OWN BLOOD, was shown him, did be betray any em?tlon, and l warrant that everybody In court was horrified. He grows more apathetic every day, and as this Jalse stoical courage increases, his condition, to m v mind, becomes more critical. The reaction will come, however, Bome day, and w?:en it does come, and when he realizes what he has done. Tan* Walworth will be the most miserable man you ever saw on this earth. His nature Is such th*t jftonld be ever realize the enormity of his crime the effect will be simply terrible, and I pray to Goil for his own sake, as does every member of his family, that be may never realize it." .n "Now, Mr. , to put an end once and for ever to the sensational stories which have been told with regard to the treatment of his wife by Mansneiu Tracy Walworth and the aggravating circum stances which led to this crime, may I ask what you know ot your own personal knowledge to be truer There are so many conflicting stories abroad, and irom unauthorized sources, that I would like to have your statement for the Herald." ??It is a terrible thing, sir, to have to lay bare FAMILY SECRETS nndcr such circumstances, and yet, as 1 told you, we must endeavor to save another life at the ex Dense of the memory of the dead. I am charitable enough to suppose that, Mansfield Tracv Walworth was insane on one subject. ? that of Uis aflectlou for bis wife. 1 believe that if he could be now asked if be loved his wife he would say that he did sin cerely and with all his heart. The fact is, Mrs. Walworth was A HANDSOME WOMAN, OF REFINED TA3TER. He bad low tendencies, notwithstanding his bril liant gentuB. She lived with him as long as it was possible tor a woman to live with a man under such circumstances, and he only missed her when be lost her. He was proud of her as an employer Is croud of a confidential clerk, whose value he does not appreciate until better prospects takes him away from him. It gaJled Mansfield Tracy W al worth to the heart that this woman should have lert him, and I think the separation cost him his """What do these sensational stories about his maltreatment of his wife amount to ??We have paid up Mr. Walworth's bill in the house on Fourth avenue, where he resided immediately before his death. We have all his truuks here, in which his letters aBd papers are sealed up. "C have there and m Saratoga letters which he has written to his wife, which I hope we may never be compelled to produce In open Court; but, should we be compelled, we can, I think, show such AtlURAVATINO CIRCUMSTANCES in this case that will startle the entire commnmty. When Chancellor Walworth died he left his son. Mansfield Tracy Walworth, a simple annuity, and left the remainder of his property to be divided up for the support of his ramlly, kuowing the character or his son. This will or tbe Chancellor's made Mansfield wild with rage. He stood over the coffin or his own rather In Saratoga and cursed the day he had been born, lie called on God to avenge bis upas tree, as he called It, and blasphemed In the most horrible manner. He said it should be the object of his life that his own father should not be easy in his grave, of this Mrs. I>r. Hackus, tbe sister of Mrs. Wal worth, was a witness, as weU as other members of the (tally. Subsequently Mansfield came to Mr* toga, ana while tils wife was far advanced In preg nane; he beat ber and bit thus or an fxnokm to the bone. Her Injuries were each at that time as to endanger ber life. On the very night of the Chancellor'* funeral 1 alluded to be attempted to break into one or tbe sleeping rooms of the ladles' seminary." "1 have beard of a storf about a letter written to Mrs. Walworth by her husband in his blood, la there any troth tn thatl" "We have letters which Mrs. Walworth has re ceived from her husband, tn which he bad stated tbat be had written them in bis own blood and Banded them with powder; tbat he wonld kill her and ber children, and that he would CUT THB NAME OP WALWORTH OFF for ever. The Rev. lather Clarence Walworth wrote to Frank last week, Raying that be would take bim to Enrope with him for a tour, and tbat they would sail on Weduesday of the current week (to-morrow). Prank consulted bis mother, and he came to the conclusion to come down to New York, see his father, and pet from him a promise that he would not molest or insult his mother or any or the family during his absence in Europe. The father had a bad look when he liked. You should have seen it. He said to Prank, "I promise," when he was asked If he would promise not to Insult his mother In his ab sence. Mansfield Tracy Walworth always carried a pistol In the breast pecket of his coat, aud Prank Walworth knew it. When he saw him make the metion be flred. 1 blame him, because 1 think he ought to have got away, and 1 think he could if he wished ; but the boy was aggravated beyond measure. He never intended to shoot his lather, and he made that statement of his to the coroner agaiust the wish of every one of his relatives. BWA8 not crazy, ifts dMo, with no recollection of a father's love, bis earliest years associated with harsh treatment of his mother, his brothers aud sisters and himself, so great a change has come over his gentle, truthful nature that you would not recognise bim. 1 believe that this tragedy will cost Mrs. Dr. Backus, Frank Walworth's auut, her mind. You have no earthly idea oi its effect upon all of us. Mrs. Walworth has always kej>t her grief to herself, and would allow no oue to spvak ill of Mansfield Tracy Walworth in her presence. IN THE GRAND JURY ROOM. A Bill of Indictment Ordered Against Frank Hi Walworth of Murder in the First Degree? The Case Not To Be Tried Before the Fall Term of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Yesterday morning the Grand Jury ol tbe court of Oyer and Terminer filed into their seats in tncir room in the County Court House at hair-past ten o'clock. Shortly after meeting and while trans acting some minor business tbe District Attorney sent into the jury room the papers relative to the Walworth case. The Grand Jury immediately gave the case its exclusive attention and the witnesses in tbe case were called. Among tbe witnesses examined were l)rs. Cbiids, Fleming and Muliord, who attended to the murdered man immediately after the shooting ; Mr. Barrett, the hotel clerk, to whom Walworth surrendered himself; Mrs. Eliza Scmms, with whom Mansfield Tracy Walworth hoarded immediately preceding his death ; More head, tbe boarder at tbe Sturtevant House, and tbe liall man, who was examined before the Coro ner. AM these were examined very fully by the loreman of the jury, and corroborated their testi mony already given elsewhere, and their state ments to tbe Herald reporters on the day of the shooting. The examination of all these witnesses did not take more than two hours in all, alter which THE SENTIMENT OF TITE GRAND JtlRY was taken, and it was round that the jurymen were unanimously in favor of an indictmcnt for murder in the first degree against Fr&nK H. Walworth. The bill was then ordered to be made out. The names of the members ol the Grand Jury which ordered this bill run as follows:? Charles Patrick (foreman), Ham W. Millbank, Edgar Wright, Francis Endlcott, Samuel Nproulls, William L. Vandervorst, Sylvester W. Comstock, William Clarkson, James T. Tailer, James A. Hearu, William J. Blair, Courtlant. Schuyler. Frederick Ward, Theodore Martin. Edmund D. Saxt.on, Jesse Oakley, George burst, Jonathan L. Hyde, Wil liam S. Corwin, Henry M. Laher, Elisha Brooks, Edward 8. bitelling. This has decided the mere finding ot the bill. The Grand Jury will come into the court, room or oyer and Terminer this morning and will deliver the bill to Justice Davis. It was being copied by the clerks in the District Attorney's offlcc last even ing, and win be a very long document. A Hekald reporter had a short conversation on the case with THE MSVIUCT ATTORNEY YESTERDAY. Thiri gentleman aaid lie believed that public sen timent was turning decidedly against the prisoner of late, and tiMtt his statement before the Coroner had done nothing to help him, but had rather In jured bis own case. The case ol Frauk 11. Wal worth would not be brought up berore the Fall term or the Courts, the District Attorney thought, as the Courts were just about adjourning aow for the Summer vacation, and be could see no reason why the case should take precedence or others which were awaiting trial for months, and of whom the Tombs should be cleared beiore new cases had a right to go on. The Idea in having tried young Walworth like others in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, instead of the court of General Sessions, was that the for mer was so mucn more expeditious, as in the Gen era' Sessions the prisoner convicted of a capital offence had a right of appeal which could only exist in tbe other Court by obtaining a stay or pro ceedings, which was hard to get. Therefore, busi ness was much more expeditious in the Oyer and I Terminer than elsewhere. The prisoner could not elect to be tried in any Court he pleased. He had to be tried in the Court in which be was indicted, and the District Attorney had the sole choice or where this should be. Counsel had nothing to say as to this at all. It was probable tbe case would come up lor trial in October. DEERFOOT FABK. Fanny Osborn the Winner of the !ii40 Purse. The proprietors of Deerfoot Park having offered a purse or $100, to be trotted yesterday, for horses that never beat 2:40, there were entered ror the event the following:? John Hplan's brown mare Mollie Parker, William Thorns' bay gelding Lyman, J. H. Phillips' bay marc Fanny Osborn, E. H. Heard's grav mare Butterfly, William Welsh's chestnut mare Nelly, J. Teek's chestnut mare I.ady Emma and A. L. Rogers' black gelding East ern Star. Of these Kelly was drawn, leaving six starters. In the pools be fore the first heat the field was the favorite, with Eastern star and Mollie Barker next in choice in the order named; but just before the start Osborn was made first choice, selling ror $26, with the field ror $20. Osborn won tbe first heat in 2:38%, when she was left out or the pools, and Lady Emma was sold ror second choice at odds or four to one over all the rest. Osborn scored the second heat in 2:36 v and the thlrti in 2:39%, thus winning tbe race. The annexed is a summary of the day's amusement, which was much enjoyed by the spectators :? Dekrfoot Park (Formerly Hall's Tkacr) Near Brooklyn, L. I., June 9, 1873.? Purse fioo, for horses that never beat 2:40; mile heats, l>est three in five, In harness; $no to the first. $30 to the second and $10 to the third horse. Judges? Messrs. Kearney, Oorr and McDonald. J. H. Phillips' b. m. Fanny osborn Ill J. Teeks' ch. m. Lady Emma 2 r> 2 William Thorns' b. g. Lyman 3 2 3 John Splan's br. m. Mollie Barker 4 3 5 E. H. Heard's g. m. Butterfly 5 4 4 H. L. Rogers' blk. g. Eastern Star <!ls. William Welsh's ch. m. Nelly dr. TIMS. Quarter. naif. M(le. First heat 39 i:io 2:38% Second heat 39 1:18 2:36V Third heat 40 1:18 2:38% Alter the trot Mr. McMahon offered a purse for the tockcys on the track to run a mile. Four en tered, and. amid considerable laughter, the money was handed over to a llght-complexioncd " cultud gemman,'' called Ed. Myers, who landed a winner In 6 :20. TR0TTIKG AT FLEETWOOD PARK. Two trotting matches came off yesterday after noon, the first between J. L. Doty's brown gelding Wiufleld (in harness) and D. Filler's bay gelding Barney Kelly (to wagon), best three in five. Kelly was the favorite beiore the start at nearly five to one, yet Wintleld beat bim easily in three straight heats. The Bccond match was between John Murphy's sorrel gelding Jake and W. E. Weeks' gray gelding Tom Wonder, mile heats, best three in five, in harness. Jake was the lavoritc at five to four be fore the start. He won the first and second lieuts easilv, and the betting before the start for the third was six to one on him. Tom Wonder then won a heat, and the betting changed a trifle. Jake won the rourth heat and the race. Tbe following are tbe summaries. Fleetwood Park, June 9 ? Trotting, ? Match }200, mile heats, best three in five. . L. Doty's blk. g. Winfieid, in harness.. 1 1 1 D. Pflfer's br. g. Barney Kelly, to wagon. 2 2 2 TIMS. Quarter. Halj. Mile. First heat 36 1:14 2:34% Second heat 37 1:14% 2:.'S4 Third heat. 39 1:17 2:40 Same Day? Match $200, best three in five, in harness:? John Murphy's s. g. Jake 112 1 W. E. Week's g. g. Tom Wonder 2212 TIME Quarter. UnU. Mile. First heat 30 1:18 2:<o Second heat 40% 1:19 2:45% Third heat 40 1:21 2:4'< Fourth heat 8i 1:18 2:42K < a THE "PROFESSOR'S" TRIAL Suuniaf Of of On ln<W>M ul Apprab ? th? Jnry by Counaal (tor tb? ftata ui Mr th? PriNur-Tki Tfcaar? ?r Mf Dtfenaa ul li?Wy-lip. ?rat Kill UiliuM Dovaa, Del.. JtM T, mi The flitb day ef the ?>it murtrr tnai a ?till more general interest id ihi. ?tr*ac*> r?M, Um I session being attend#* by the Hm o I tb* town. The A aalst ant Attorney iieatm coatinaed sm argument, alluding to ibe ttaim by r?iMri lor the defence, that Wph'i attempting to buy lemon.- in a ?hip < tnurtler's more *ad otber of ike , prisoner's private actions are evtfeneea of ihh Ity. He ankod the jnrj to roMn:We Waal's rtwt to Mr. WUIlamaoo aoAce, ta Wilmington, and Mr Williamson's reading alwut tb? Wefeataw murder, and Weit'i wild look wh. a ibe ? . t wa a alluded to. It waa itnp<.?xiNc tor Mr ?r?i ui aon to dlacounoct Weat'a crime with tkat Wrh ater, and gvauoam of IM jmry it ww right is w? ! Iiainson's offlce Uiat West ouawlwil hta het ?| i purpose. The testimony shows m l tlw way ifcr>.?gfc j that West waa 'Mueer." fm, ho wn q*rr> >*. waa more than queer. he waa Dmn?n' The fact of Weat ha* lug had ta hi* posraww ? I human arm ta commeatod h hm hvMmm ? t I inaiuilty. It la nothing unnauai i*>r >?> *hM students to have In | iheir fHHMM portwma of Mm j human frame. They deal 1a Mnman analnm i they cut it up and aaw it up. THef have ?..t the repugnance to such thing* that yon nag I wo?M have. It ia hot another evidence of Weat* n. r?e and coolness that he went to tua ?:!?.? ta the darkness of the night and carved bis victim Itoai head to foot, all the tunc he wa* viaiting aaio.ig hlH frienda and going to wetidinars. Ilia lien w.-reaii theoutcropplngs ol an Idle life, of an egoum. aou, thirsting for notoriety and a desire to ttav** |**ot *e talking about him. In there any better evidence i of the estimation In which Weat hat< been k? id m Dover than the fact that the people ?atrasN-d Umm children to liltn to educate* i ouid a man of uu Bound mind be au educator of children? Hi ??a I ! selected by hiaown brother-in-law aa gwaitiian t- r hla child, and hla father, with a full knowledge of the facts of West's "qucerneas," went km m-. unty. j After deducing many other facta in Heat's life, i Ills business operations and his dairy life, and arguing therefrom that the prisoner in and ?iwn\? Das been a sane man, the Assistant to the l'i?i i u ? Attorney closed his argument. TIIK AKOrHKNT FOR THE DgPKWB. Hon. Willard haulsbury, counsel foi w. ?i th< n addressed the jury. He aald:? Since tJod com 1 manded I His servant Moses to writ. th>- law on Mount Sinai no rnau has been more perse<ut4<l i than the young man at the bar. You, upon whom alone the responsibility of a verdict rests, shall say whether he shall die or walk forth at: am fob??).."."* ,/|L"0W you have heard It will make lit tle difference to Isaac C. Weat, so lar aa tne law is concerned, whether he lives or dies. should he be acquitted the songs of birds, the sunshine of June days, or the loliage and b?autle? of nature will have little to commend to hta admiring senae Yon have heard that in hla youth he waa remark able lor peace, good order and quiet, and he had been consistent throughout all his uie until this unfortunate occurrence Is brought up against him. No man ever Jumped with a singleboutid from the nlatlorm of honor to the depths of sin. to the lowest grudc ol his species. |I deiy the State ta produce a case In which a man has suddenly passed with one bound ltom morality to vilinny. was he devilish * Did ne tell devilish lies, us theCbilstian Deputy Attorney General has told you ? Is Isaac j west a cruel, malicious, depraved man. with no regard to social duty, hard-hearted and severe ? J have not brought, his aged mother, slacken!?, ife or unconscious babe to excite your sympathies. [At the mernion of his wife and family Weat I burst into tears and did not look up for some time.] I here sits in that dock one on whom ail their love is centered. They are anxlonaly Inquiriug iu their own minds, What will that jnry do? You have heard what the Insane poet, Cowper, wrote when he received his mother's picture. How like In feel ing was the heart of laaac C. Weat I He leaves thia place on loot to go to his mothei, whom he had dreamed was 111. He waits not. lor the caw, but starts off on foot and walks seventy miles and passes two nights m the fields, with not hing but mother earth beneath and the canopy of heaven above him. Was this a hard-hearted man' I have told you I would show that the prisoner, if be killed Henry Turner, diu it. in self-defence, and further, thatiu law he was not responsible, being at the time, an insane maa. I propose to show you that the alleged confession made by w est was never mude, but there was a statement made ? the one we have seen being words put in his mourTi and written bv another" I The Attorney Cienerai proposes to rely on the fact ' of finding the body of "Oooch'' Turner iu one place and the members, hands, head, feet, Ac., iti an other, and that was enough, in his estimation to convict the prisoner at the bar. How dul they know it was the body of "Oooch" Turner unless told by Isaac C. West* It might have been Joe Turner's body. The State has claimed that the making 01 the diagram which led to a discovery of Turner's head was an evidence ol sanity. 1 ahail show you that insaue men have made better iTeeches, written better and painted better than sane man. I deny that the State could even have gotten a clue without Isaac C. West's aid. A per rect, wail of defence may, in any ease, be no lit np by a detail of the facts and circumstances having * relevancy to the case; but 110 one fact of Hseirdoe>? so. tnougn It. may tend to do so. We must have a collection of fact?: we must go step by *t<*p- wi must forge cacti link mlo a chain which canuoi bo broken ! WEST'S STATES! ITNT. Isaac C. West, voluntarily and of his own rrec wui, returns to Dover, and tells every one where he is coming. He makes a statement. He need never have opened his lips. No one could have tOid win ther that body was "Pooch'' Tu ner'" or the body of a subject, which he might, have pro cured irom Philadelphia. No jury in the world wonid have been invited to try Isaac C. West on a charge of murder. "He lied devilishly," we are told. It may be he did. He lied about evervthina except what would hang him. (Laughter I I nevertheless stamp the alleged confession as an impudent, public falsehood, not intentional perhaps, but a falsehood in fact. He is al leged to have struck this man. Why V Because the man (Turner) demanded his money and at tacked him when It was refused. You are asked to l>clieve him guilty of killing the man Turner, nut not ?n the ground or self-defence. Oh, no: that would not agree with the proposed vengeance of the prosecutors. You may be on a lonely road at night and may be sotpped by a robber, who de mands yonr money or your life. You have no iron bar, but von may have a pistol, and you shoof him down. No human eye sees yon ; yet the sentiment of mankind and the laws of (Jod endorse you. Sup pose, then, this young man Killed the negro Turner : suppose he skiuned him and cutoff his head and limbs! Yon are not trying this man for CUTTTOO OFF THE NEUKOK'S LIMBS. Y??re trying iHaac c. West for killlag Henry, alias "Cooch" Turner, with maUce aforethought. Isaac West lold of this before any one else knew it. He meets the very requirement of the law by being the first one to teli of it. He gives the first ' evidence ! ask you to apply your minds to the defence of not guilty, because the act was per lormed in seiMelence. The contrary has not l?efn proven. We claim it to be as clear a case of self- i defence as was ever presented for the con sideration of a jnry. ir a known crazy man be walking the streets and a person I attacks him may not he defend himself* and will he not in all probability avail himself or the first weapon that he can reach? He therefore I acts an the defensive, and he is known of all men I to be insane. Crime, Is never committed by a sane : man withont a motive: a sane man does nothing 1 without a motive. I challenge the Attorney oeu eral to assign a motive for the slaying of Henry, alias "Cooch'' Turner. Consult your own judg rnents, hearts and consciences, and tell me If the i prisoner had any other motive in slaying thia man save to protect flip own life. This wns his motive, if he had one. It was a Uod-given gift, given alike to man and the brutes. You will remeulper on the 2d 01 December a negro went down the street, and West said, -There goes that drunken Joe Turner." It was Henry Turner, but Weat did not even know It was Henry or Cooch Turner. He called him Joe Turner. He did not even know the man who Is alleged to have been murdered by West. To con stitute murder a killing must be done by a person having malice in his heart. What reason could the prisoner at the bar have for entertaining malice against ? , * MAN HE nil) NOT KNOW. Had yon ever malice in your heart against a man you did not know ? The prosecution could not prove the prisoner could make any money by kill ing "Caoch'' Turner. They could not prove that |i?l.!i(m,er al t,ie ,,ar ,iatl anything against 'H ooch l urner, .vet they could assign a motive of their own manufacture, and they have not proved their case. ^ . TOE INSt-RiNCR. They tell you he had his life insured. Yes, he had, for |26,ooo. Why should he kill "Cooch" Turner to get that $2A,ooo? Was the money In "Cooch's': pocket ? Ah ! they tell yon he Intended to make "Coocli" Turner personate himself and be buried for himself, and then he would get the insurance money. How would he get It? Would he present himself at the insurance oflice and ask for the money? The insurance otlleer* could not have para that money to any one but his administratrix? his wife. Does any one suppose that the insurance companies would have paid without lieing well assured that Isaac C. West was dead? Would they have paid it unless it was judicially deter mined that he was really dead? Where Is Isaac C. West an this time? Hiding and skulking for all the years the claim would be fought by the companies, in a!l probability. Sup pose after many years it was paid over ami to his wife. Stic must then have taken it to him ami her aell sown aeitiii to th? a.mbraoca of a fraudulent man. 1%ey connect thin innocent wife with thii sauel tcxriok- * tutaUon. (Tears Irom West.)

?OKI LBolL. CHOIDSITION8. Mwm tM&ca are involved in the definition of nr<4_TtMre mart be the hilling of a human per son in t-eing . ? -ma Tb* titling mum be done by a person of ?onnrt memo ry aad diacreilon Tktnt TIm p* raon kiile.i inuat b? in tbe Kind's or ftitt'll of fer#. ?mrtA~ The kilting mniit be with malice afore tbought, nprr+M ov Implied. If ? ay ? or tiMMe i<>ur ? lament* are wanting tae rrtuf of murder rannoi exist. The Identity of the per*?w tnk?d mum he proved beyond a rea son at > iv <4f*. It i? incumbent on the State to es tablish hi | roof every one of these four Items. the ?oui>?dcm of memorv and discretion Is aa an *! a 4< itt.iUoa of murder aa Is toe Identity 9t tae pna< mi aetar* m tn?s|t rage**. < 'ounaei . tte*? a awnhri ol authorities from Mas mmmmlm, Eetitacbj and other rep. rts In support mt Ms of aeltdefeuc* and tnaanity, occu py lag ta* remaiadcr ml the day. and at au o'clock I' ll tbr i urttviii a rtrrm uuui Monday next, Aypreaelalwti II** End. Ifcivaa, l>el., June 0, 1873. Nsatw Hmtafeor? ?niabed hi* argument iu the ??t Battler tnai at ' :ght o'clock thla evening. TV Att?>va- y (leseval will open the final argument tor the *ta<* ta a*>tr><w morning. Tlte Judge will taea <t? tu charge in the aiternoon. THE CONNILTY CRIME. ?tcka?iaf Hatreds ia the City af Bingham* tea law mm Old Lady Used To la Stoned aad laaMa hy Bar OraaickiMrn If Caaditiaa Before Death Vari et af the Jtry Htr >SS|lHr Lockad ? lail. KtviHUTox, N jrne a, im. 1H?' Iwtef ?r<*paK'lMM IB r^srard to tbe ConnPty tragedy in lata city give very little Hlea of tbe i iIibMicm* of Uw crime The parucalars in oe lail at*- aa f< howa. K?m iVssttl;, aged aev?-nty year*, wsa m widow | ladv, imnr with her daughter, *lo la the wife of Mr. Tboesaa hitamr, of t rie atreet, near the Scale Work*. ?a Monday night laat the old lady died. Nothing was thought of her death, a? she was very Mil. No burial permit wan aaked fMitn the authori ties, aad hrtor*- Uic remataa were mu rred ckbtain ria<iwrT*iw w ! rame to llglti which induced the Coroner to visit I lie fcauaw of toaaiBK, a>;<?>iapanicd hy two pliyMrlaaa ou the Mth of Bar IH. U. A Thaver, of tbi? city, I was called t.y Mr. loaning to attend a sick woman at bis Ii? phtsit Ian went to tbe hoaae. lie Mr*, ttoaattty lying in an insensmie con ditioi. uti a touui . Il?- wade an examination of the idek | ? r*on, and found her lit?rau> txivered with l>ruiM? frotu her bead to her feel. I pou the l*ack of t lie bead there waa a conttiMon three .aches long. TU?- breast waa badly dt*"olorwd. at'd along the spine were severe bruisea. Hi <ni.g such an nuusnal exhibition, l?r. Thayer insulted who the woman waa. Mra. t'on nu.gaiu.l a be could not tell ber name, t?ut tbe aid wouuui waa s Tiuar, who made periodical visits thereabout; she ha<l no relative- Mi- rontons - u.l that the woman waa d< raug"d. The? had toolu-u her in a bedroom up stair* the night before aud slie hud ' ditntHMl on' of tie window and la, .en to the ground helow. rec mug the in nines aeen upon her. The woman. *Ue aai.l. wa- to filthy that she would lik<' to have net remov. 4 the |>rem lues. Kupenn eu.l< ul of the litoi HpauUliiig was notified of the cm > by l?r. Tnater. lie went t?? Oonnlng*s saioab aad made inquiry as t< the woman V candition. ikiRiiiuy aiud ?ltc wa? iftting l>ctter. and suki'oKd to th< *up< ruitcmieut that Ids visit to her I." ileiayid a dar or wo. l>r. Thayer . -a.ici i uitet hi? i.rat vi-it. ?m his last call bv d lUat nihua.i ol tlx i>l<? ? woman being a 'raup she was .he aged mutlicr of Mrs. t'onuiug. Tirv OLD UDY tiv ' ?40, I>r. Thayer infoimed the adtlioriiies of the ?tate lie found Iter in. an a h<nce tbe examination I re the burial. lie tc tided si tlm examination, , wldcb was concluded Ihuraday tveuing, that the murks on the o.d womaii ? throat were undouid edly ftuiter mams, nud tb' other i.rul?ea w< re made by some !>.??? ?t ?imuisnt Mr. M. 1 Oder but, wuo WW ? alied to t <?n1 ng's to h< 1|< lay Mr-. I'unnilty out, K stiOed that Mra. t'onmnic naid htr ha>t diod of eryslpelaa. l"be wiinaaora^d that the deceased stayed, a lew wcehk iiclore, ail night at her house, iibk DAi'tt ifncs nrrrnrwi; m trr orh i?. Bridget Mack, budget Mnrphy sn<i otio rs >tated that Mrs. ? onning unit lici cliliiircu w r> hi tt.e of treating me df^wd l.iui;n:?, poutidli it her with duns, knocking her down with stones uliil o'l.rr wcapuus. Mra ? Oliniug lia<l Keen : known toiwno bei Ubir out in 'i.e yar i to iiang ont clothes and then send one ol ber children out ' to stone her. knock Iter down and pound her. Mr*. I t'on tune lii-sei; often bit ?>:?; in > J er !. ft? coaid not Main I. and then TIIKtW IIKH CUT '1'hls treatment wa? not oocaslotial, but a com mon thing. Old Mrs. I'onmlty had man. turn < ? ? i n forced to nioep in the coal bou*e In the "??v.-rest weather. She was afraid to g? to the ne(piiiior?> an 1 her daughter t nr. atoned to kill Ix-r il she did. the ucigliiiorH had nisn.v tunes aeen theoi.l lady run i Irom the house witii blood stroaimui: from her face, | lollowed by a troop of children utonlng and rluit biug her, and her iiiuiatnral daughte. uivmg ii.eui on, with tern..:.' ..atl to kill ??tlic old -ti il , The evidence elicited provoked the most INTKNHK IM>!(i NA i'U'N aralnst the brutal daughter. It api>eare.l th..' rs. Oonnllty was a quiet, inofTensive old lady, but her daughter was the terroi ol the whole neigh- ' IK) r hood. The verdict of the jury win that Mm. t oniulty rame to her death l>y injuries mr.i t? d i.y Vrs. . t'onnliig. l ne latter was at once lo?lged .n ail. She took wiili her a six weeks old ihlld ami a nick child under two years. She is mm h addicted to drink, anu is a powerfully l.uiit woman, ol not on attractive features. Her busi.and ke< ps a n on Washington street. OH Mrs. Contulty had in tne ?avings bank faoo, saved from a pension paid her l>.v the goveriiiin ut, she having had a son killed lu the lale war. < on ninii drew the money nom the bank a lew since, on authority purporting to come Irom the deceased. THE NATIONAL GAME. The White Btocklnga Whip the Atlantic*. About fiitccn hundred persons assembled on the Union grounds yesterday aft* rtn on to set Hi White Stockings polish off the Atlxnt.cs, wi -n tie y should have bceu beaten t.y a acore of L\ to nothing. Through the most stupid error* < ;i tbe ,irt of tue Atlantic^ the visitors got iu four iji.?uiihe sccond int.ings, when they ahuoid f.nn t? . n blanked with the inmost esse. <?>< .i bailing secured three ruus for the Ailam. s m i i.? mumg Tue "Whites'' put on atioiher ua earned t m m tue third inning, but the AUantics tailed io alter their t figures until the flftli taniug. wb< n ihe? got iu three run." off good, *afe baiting. Krror* t.y Kef gnson, Uehlman aud Pcarce penott'-d ?h< "Whites" to score three mon- run* .u !e ?ikth | inning, thus ohtalnltig a hall wl.i 'i r< - ic. n theii winning tlie game hy a s* >r- of < >g to seven. The lollowitig is the score:? wmn FTockiwo. ituntf ri""r>> li.ii, r. v a k. fn h i/ r r a r ('uthticrf. I.I. 1 n U I o 0 r. ?r< ? . 1 I ? ? ? i Wood, 2b 0 0 II 2 I I Burto- k. srt. II- l - MHlone.c ... 1 u (i I u 4 Bov.i. r I i ll' <> Meyerle. Sb. . 1 I 1 2 ? il h. i..w I I I I I KechUl, C-f . 2 I 1 4 U U l.reiu | I d .' I ? l-'ulmi r, *. g.. 1 0 0 0 8 1 Pirgu. ..It. 1114 0/ Derdn. r. f. 2 S 8 1 I u R*ni*?ii.t.f I I I I ' ? Mark It. I 1 I IS 1 o P*b. r l f. II. I ZetUein, p. . I 1 I n 2 l lMblmau, lb 2 2 l II ? 1 TotitlK S 7 10 27 It 8 Total* 7 II H 0 IS U _ . IKMKI.r < lui". in. i/i. %/ ha ha. aut ;iA a* as Winte H toe kin a 0 4 10 '? ' 0 ?>-* Atiautic 0 8 0 V * u 0 ? 1?7 ki n* tiaxm *?cn i?n?.. (itthn, 1*4. m. id. 4-a wa <<j. 74* as WX White stocking. . o 0 0 0 .? 0 ?? U It? u Atsntic 0 1 0 0 S 6 ? 0 M I inplrc? Br. Osrrlgnn. of the Ke?(il.iu- < :u'. Time of came? On? hour ai.-i tlfly ti% mimitrs Klrst biw* hy error*? White MwcXingK, ?igt.l; Atlantic, litres limes. Base Ball Notes. The Bostons play the Mutuais to-day oo the Union grounds. To morrow the Bostons and lUsuIutes figi.t it out on the I nion. PB0SPE0T PARK FAIR GR0UKD3. OpenlBK Bay of the Spring .Meeting. The Spring meeting of the Prospect I*ark Kair 0 rounds Association will be inaugurated to-day un der favorable auspices, and continue on Thursday, the 12th, and Monday, the 10th mst. Ou the pro gramme lor the mnusemcnt of visitors this alter noon, is, first, the purse or !'J,oo<>, for horses that have never beaten '2:22, mile heats, best three m five, in harness, for which arc entered Peter Mauee's bay stallion William H. Allen. William H. Craw lord '.1 bay gelding J. W. Conley (formerly Heppo) and Alden Goldsmith's bay inare Hun tress. following this trot there will i e n running race, mile heats, best two in three, putse of saoo, for wblch there will come to the post Thomas Jonos' hay filly , by Beacon, dam Maiden, and E. V. Bork's black gelding Jevel, by Mickey Free. The races will commence at three o'clock promptly. The track can lie reached by the Coney Island cars, via Smith street, north sido ol Fulton lerry, Brook 170. TOE ISLES or SHOALS BUTCHERY. Trial of (he Alleged Murderer, Wagner, at Alfred, Me. Interne Excitement and Great Crash to Witne* the Trial? Resume of the Awful Tragedy and the Evidence Against the Accnsed. Alfred, He., June 9, 1873. There is great excitemcnt here to-day over the trial of Louis H. F. Wagner, the alleged murderer of Mrs. Anethe Metbla Chriatcaaon and Miss Karen Christenaon, at Smutty None Island, one of the Inlet, of Shoals, on a bitter cold night, In March last. The tragedy, it will be remembered, was one most revolting In every particular, and the accused, after be was arrested, barely escaped lynch ing by an infuriated mob, in Portsmouth, N. II. The victims, who were half sis ters; two men named Chrlstenson, one the husband ot Anethe Mcthia, the other the brother of Karen, and John C. Hout vet and his wire, lived together on Smutty None Island, the men following the vocation of fishermen. Wagner had previous to the time of the murder lived with them for about Ave months, and very naturally had become familiar with the a flairs of the family. The fact that a sum of money, about live hundred dollars, was in the house, it is alleged, became knowu to him. On the evening of March 5 Hontvet and the two Christennons repaired to Portsmouth and mot, Wagner there, who at that time was boarding in Portsmouth with one Mrs. Johnson and her daugh ter. They communicated to him the fact that they intended to bait trolls that night, which necessi. tat"d their absence from home all night. Houtvct took supper with Wagner that evening, and asked biin to assist him In bolting trolls, which Wagner promised to ?lo, when tliey separated. Houtvct weut to Ins shop and, preparing for tlie night's work, waited for Wagner's arrival until it was too late to wait longer, and set out without Warner. Aliout eleven o'clock that night, after the throe women had retired, footsteps were heard in the house treading sortly around the bedroom. Mrs. Iloutvet, supposing it was her husband, said In a joking manner, "John you need not walk so soft,' Is airaid of you." Palling to find as much money as he anticipated, a scume ensued, re sulting tu IPX Mi l INO THK CIIKlHTENSON WOMHN With an axe. which he hail procured on the prem ises, belonging to Houtvct. Mrs. JUontvet was struck by Wagner with a chair, but succeeded in her escape from the houso by Jumping through a window. She Red for her life, followed t>y a little dog. She hid in the snow, being dad in nothing except her night apparel, vfce held her dog all nigbt, fearing that he might give the alarm. She did not dare to stir until about right o'clock in the morning, when, almost frr-m to death, she cautiously lilted licr head aUive the surface of the snow; and, when she tiecatne satisfied of Wagner's departure, shts Mi' .'eed.Mi in giving an alarm to the nci;:iii>or uir island (Mar's is. and), and was rescued by u man in. in that island, who came to her assistance. She him tha; Wagner hud killed the women, nar rating to him the circumstances. He conveyed her to his house, telling lus iamily to do all they could lor her. 11 wa* ai Ursi i a red t hat both her l legs would have to i.e amputated, bnt she is now . an.e to wa.k, and will be at the trial to testify to j tl.cse tacts. The after leaving her In the care j of ids .amily at Star island, aroused his m-iuh- | bora, anu *i\ repaired to i to* scrvx or the mi rm-h, finding the bodies ot the women horribly rimii- | laie.i and the floors and wait , ot the bo? Covered I and spattered with flood, showing that u terrible 1 'irnruie for life must have been made on the part ol the women. After having seen that the report was true, and no? ton i ng the i... ea. t:ic part v at once started . to Portsmouth. nii.titig the Chnstensons an.'. Iloutvet alM.ut hallway tx'iwcon Portsmouth and I , Mar Inland. Hevarning home they informed the 1 men of tue horrible event* ol the night, turned > ] i.a.'k aivi ai t in to their home, now I rrudered aandeuly and tragically desolate. As ! on the former inspection, so as at tins one, the J IsMites were allowed to remain precisely as dis I tovered. The wimli? party then proceeded to 1 Portsmouth and informed the authorities of the I murder. Tlie City Marshal at once went to Boston, J and in a few hours Wat: lie r was arrested, having ? 1 in the meant ime shaved hit- whiskers. A woinau i ? .? V- 1 . .ir report . infoi med | me suthorttie that she suw a man laud at New- j eastle in a di rrj, pus'i it ofl toseaund riee to the i w<Ktd? near tiy. which anil proof to the already ' marked evidence against Wagner. It was stated thai 'he deny was stolen the night of March 6. On the following sum. ay .hi ortieer and Mrs. Johnson, the woman with wiiom he wo* boarding on Mare It 6. found s stun in u vault covered with 1 i.iood and torn into 1 1 . r , ? ? pi< -cs. Mrs. Johnson , will u-stif tlx- .-an.' ? l.i rf , at.o her oaiighier will also testily that she ironed . tu and also tha; -tie took if from a bin can drawer i and nve it t Wagner the Sunday previous to the ! ni.rdsr. she sewed up a but ton nolo in the slnrt at lut reiju-'s? <tn the day of the murder, and knows I it to tic identical with the one found Ui the vault. I Wagner, on t.eing arrested at Boston, was brought to Portsmouth ami Incarcerated there utitii the | <|iiesfion of ? nrlstlietlon conkl be settled. Ou March is lie was < onve> ? the Sheriff and Mar shal with the u'.iaoet <UIHiiulty restraining the mob 'rom killing him while on the way Irom tue .tall to the depot. i m March I* he whs examined beture Justice Alexander l>enueti,at South lb*! wick, J ami ttnuiodiawly -or. v.jed to jail in Portland. ; where lie was confined null, April W. as the uew at Alfred wa? then in a state of noo -completion. Ii was <? mp eted on Apr.. M. and Wagner thai day was conveyed hem Portland to Alfrei., wliero ho ! has been and is now coo hut d. THK TRIAL if the 'hem" of conversation in selgtitiorlng t"wi>s. and creates a general inter.s* The hotels are Oiled to overflowing, Uie juror* boarded at i the jail, alto imuif oi I lie private l esidr rices III Alfred being < ailed into ir uisiuou o ae? muio dau imardent iiuriitf tiie tnai. There are aeveuty nve jurors drawn iron. wt.orn to ehoae ' wclvo i who are uupri .udi'-ed i *?? ! tisve not forme I au tiuion The trial will l<e |.re?ided over b> Judge W <>. Hat rows. Attorney uerteral l*liar?ted and votintj Attorney <1 Viatoi. appear Ik behalf of I toe Mate. Messrs. K. P. lap.ey, of ftacn, aud Max ' ! Pis< harheo, of notion, appeal lor the O' ' n I In . nun. iter of witn?',?e lot 'he pro*-- utiot. I* very ' large prommeiit SJI.I ? l' w oll .tr'' Mr? lb. .f Veil ; ai.iT tin- mait who i.-m ued li'i. tfee tw*? Cbryslea stilts. Mr lloufveit, Mr*. Johnson ati^ hei daughter sno Mrs < amptieil The >n?th ofth?- trial is, of i otirw s btat'.cr of uniertam:}. It l? not as yet j dec <ted Whether W?fi"i u.m?e.f will be pu' on the stoat) to trtttfy u> or u t4ha!f. lhe laws , Of the state jo thorite ?im1 permit surli ir? I> u> t? given, wit*, the ratit>-r excep. j 1 1 oi, ? feaUir* thai If such i?e not g v?n liv the f r-ra el.arg'?l wub cntus that a failure to avail NmseifWtbe privilege to | tes'tft in tits own tmiiati shati be arg<. eti anu eoa strwd ag?us' htm. It wtil he r*meml?rred tast at t lie pre.iaiinary e* si'hm.i.o?' at |;. r*ui Witgner 1 did testifi bat rto'i i.g w hi ii wonhi have wt ight agatiist mm was eUctteg, Ii oi i n-^atie evidence of th? Bmi 'ii 'iep'i 'at le ?iarari*r t?^ ??verri?ie t,,at win'-! will he i mm! wed amv.iist Uini. Ibere will ! pn.t abiv be >le.a? ariuui from 'I.e i;im>sMou ot , icr <?!* *, on Wiistf, Nb'V tit' cungr.ement, has <*?> ,i 'it i'.w? ? p" ?>f rataer api "ar an< l>eiitg tw> it twentv se*? h yearn Old and ol ea>i ad?lr< sa. The has strieiiy Ivrttditi t anv otte to enoverar with dim. wid thus tar las ] Older* have tteea carried out. TEI SWIMM1HQ SEASCX ? ? 1 1 ? Rslltlsg With lb* Hillnwt g*s*slh a 1 gsratsi a* I ate? Mia >aitnnr* Teat tits T*i?|Mr*lart off tb? Ka*l Itlser I aritsi-riii Pint tsiatal as lairh ?f site waaoa? 1?? tolas K?**r**e f?* tsaikti Trtat< TV t?fhs |Kit.ii. aad private, and favorite swim ming resorts along tbe taut Kivtr are now ai* n ?t all ia ordst at?o we. pstroaiaed, not <.nif hy tne "great unwashed," who gw to ataliow their crusted lint* after the wearying toll ef their datiy life, hut j also tj loose wrio, heiag too aiecii si ease, htl the overjtowenag last aad all tbeiaaaitode It oMaMOSi | to au uitupportab.e extent. r??. rtuir asms are, however, too main irefja? uieti to aftord suffi cient ea,oym? nt to thoas who can pav l? r batbing ' and swimming aad learning *wia?. tlsaee it ia Hg there are lour unexceptional.:* * aih? on tb ? Kasi Klver side. Lach one is excelling the others In accommodation and iteauty nf *tru"ture. Some, It niay he objected, are two close to ferries and . w'.arvta, aud recclve the offai aud sc-p u? garl lge j from the surroundings into thetr batins; but, m j general, the water is exce? ling.y clear ao<l cte..u. One of these baths is fiat ai fie fool ol iiity- i fifth street an?1 Ktu>i Kiver, where tlie ntr swmiiiM, Man a was inaugursted jesu rtf?* iviween six r.a'*:> ns. ' athletes ot ih? to .gte orb- < ?i. undei the t n , ot Mr. I'aul t:all'?w. the swimmag niaster. i nc natatorium is K.'tiatetl l>? n- .. . an ue r' i.< , Cl.fl of lugged bfi Ai, salt.. -t.<oe It .? il.v.d* >. two apartmentH .me .m the ..... . i 1 for the obvoslle sex. The kast luver cuireut i.ia,s I through tt continually uki Imm h* fyw mm* ceedingiy clean. The opening match of yesterday vm IMmkM mora to teat the temperature of the water than the proficiency of the swimmer*, though each bad staked $60, making a total of |lfc> anion* eac a trio, as the money to ho woo. A small boat was rowed out, and thia ?he oars man kept paddling in the centre of the river, The swimmers were to turn around it aaa breast tee current back again to the natatoriutu the ana was burning hot, and not a cheerful breece waa there to lan the cheeks of the spectators, who studded the rocks and sat bshind the bah-nay of the Summer garden. Alter some necessary pre paratory arrangements the six yonnH' men ap peared on the edge of the river ready tor a plunge. Mr. Callow acted as umpire and rave TUB STAllTIXil Wonn. Splash went .the six bruwnr-i.houldered athletes into the stream, and alter hwimniing under ami through water Bide i>> Hide for about twenty yardfl, separated in <tifierent direction, according to each one's knowledge of the current. The following are the namea of those who engaged in the feat William Kelley John Hrown. William Fleiily, William Allen, Michael Sullivan and Edward Royston. The tidal current, which was then pushing swiftly up the stream, bore along two ortlic former three and one of the lat ter a considerable distance above the stakeboot, where the little flag was waving. Tne remaining three were stronger, and apparently better able te PKIHT TI1KIK WAT directly across the strong waves. The passing ferryboats would often raise such spray and billows as to place them out of sight, but they would rise with each billow and were last gaining the turning mark, after great waste of strength. The former throe, who knew the antics 01 the current, wont out gently with it to the centre of the liver, arid swam down with legs difficulty on the inner eddies. As soon as all had turned the boat the umpire led the way back to the natatorium. Ile.ily and Brown were ahead coming back until within abont thirty yard! of the bank, when aotivtty and training seemed to give place to strength, and the other four compet itors closed in upon them within te.n or fiticea yards of the bank. All six struggled mini fully af terwards and reached the natatorium almost simul taneously, eliciting from the excited spectators HOIJNUS OF Al'PLADSB by shouting and clapping of hands. The Hkkald reporter naked If the temperatufa was suitable, and the swimmers pronounced the water a littlo cold, bnt not disagreeably so. The. umpire would not lilve his decision until another test is made across the river to Black well'* Island and back again, which was fixed upon to be made on tbe 2lst instant, with tno other prize mutches. The swimmers were, however, not satis fled. nnd referred the decision ro Mr. W. Wolff, ona of the best experts in the vicinity, lie pronounced the match so closely contested that it would be iin* possible to decide in favor of either party. There will be three matches on the 2ist instant, the first between six ladles. the sececd between twelve men and the third between ten boys. The match of yesterday will also be contested on that day and a decision rendered. The prizes and stakes for the othors arc not yet ilxed. Matclics*wlll also take place at the loot or Sixty-sixth street and Bast River about the same date, under the direction o( Mr, Charles Heyse, and also at the natatoriums, Broome street and East River, where new bathe arc bciug constructed. YACHTING. The Eighth Annual llegntta of the At* lantlc Yacht Club. The eighth annual regatta ol the Atlantic Yacht Club will be sailed to morrow over their regular regatta course. The Regatta Committee this year are:? Messrs. Edward Arnold, T. Lawrence Mar cuilus, William B. Davenport, B. E. Valentine and Sidney W. Knowles. The following programme of the regatta has been Issued:? RULES AND RliliCI.A riONS. The yachts of iho itect sailing in this regatta shall be classified as follows Schooners, first class sloops (cabin eloops over forty-four feet water Hue), second class sloops (cabin sloops of forty-four feet and under, water line) , and third class sloop* (open boats). All yachts (except schooners) will start from an anchorage oil' Hay Ridge, and shall be anchored in their respective classes in lines, 100 yurda apart; llrst class sloops In advance, second and third class sloons in the rear to northward, in the order of classification. All sloops int 'tiding to sail in this regatta shall b" at anchor in line, with jibs down, promptly at nine o'clock A. M. Onu or more members of the Kegitia committee, with the Judges, will be at the anchorage at a quarter to nine A. M., to superin tend the. placing ol' the yachts. The choice 01 posi tion wilt be given to yachts in the order of tlieir arrival: but all yachts must be at least one hun dred lect apart. Schooners will be started flying, as hcrelnatter provided. All sloops may slip their cables 011 starling. The nnnikjirs wtiicli will be assigned the different yachts will be found separated, owners and cap tains will take notice 01 this, and see that they are p:ace 1 sufficiently lav apart? say about twelve inc!x s? to make tliem distinguishable at a dis tance. 1 ho number is to be placed about the cen tre ol the mainsail, above the reel points. Yachts will dy the Club Hug at the main pcakdur liicr the regatta. Messrs. William Mc.Monnies, William II. Douglas and l nomas J. Norniall arc hereby appointed Judges. The signal for starting will be given by the lle gatta committee on the uuests' .steamer, the Ma geute, and will be as follows:? At twenty minutes alter ten A. M. first, whistle, for preparation and for schooners to apnroach the starting po:nr,. Three miuutes (more or less, ac cording to wind) thereafter second whistle, for schooners to start. An Interval of ten minutes will lie allowed lor the schooners to cross the line marked by two flagboats. Any sehfconer 'hat ma/ not, cross the line within the time allowed will be ruled out. Alter a sufficient interval (in the <lis cretlon of tlio Kegatta Committee) third whistle, (or all sloops to start. Careful attention to thin manner ol starting (from which there will be no deviation, is particularly requested, to prevent contusion or ejror on the parr of the yachts. I lie course win be, lor schooners and first class sloops, from the anchorage down through the Nar rows, to and around t'io stakeboat at southwest Spit ion buoy $'-,1 ; thence to andaround lightship, rounding the same from the southward; thence home, going to southward and westward of beacon ou Komer Shoal. For second class sloops the ss Die course, to and around stakeboat. at sonth west Spit on buoy 8^); thctioo to and around a stakeboat near buoy in Qedney channel, round ing 1 he sstue irom the southward; thence home, paving to the west ward of beacon on Bonier Shoal. Tor third class sloops, same course, to and ans around s'akeboaton Southwest Spit ion buoy ?',) ; thence homo. RESTRICTIONS. All vaeh s to pass between Korts Lafayette and Richmond, to the eastward of buoys 11, 13 nun 15 ou West Hank, both going aud return lag: around -;takci>oat at Southwest Spit by the westward and southward, and at home stake be t ween the two stakeboats marking the line. The home time will be taken as the yachts cross the line lietween the two sfakeboats. It one yacht of the fleet shall sail the race in eight hour it will oe considered a race for every class. A Huh a nee i- based upon length only, to be ascer tained 1 ? v adding actual length on water line to actual length over all, dividtug the total by two, the result to be tbe lengthen wulch allowance !? in l>e calculated. The ratio is fixed as per scale herewith. No fi actions but quarter, half andevfllf fest will be calculated. Distance oi courses upon which the allowance will lie calculated will be:? For schooners and tirst class sloops, forty miles; M coad class sloops, thirty-twomiles ; third class oops, twcuty-iour miles. liuie 1" of the "Kegatta and Sailing Regulations" <>f tin Club, so far .is it applies to schooners and i.i- class sloops, l.s suspended for this regatta, but it applies in mil lorca to all other classes of yachts. Violations of these special regulations, or the "Regatta aad Sailing Kegulatlons" of the Club, by any yacht sailing in the regatta, may be considered mTlciuiit cause lor the judges to rule such yacht out of tin' rcgattv. or as not entitled to any claim as a competing yacht. The club has engaged the steamer Magenta for tt ? us-- of members and their guests, and the ju iges" steamer will leave Martin's dock, Brooklvn, at .i A.M. oil Tuesday. The following yachte Wnl prob.ioly compete for the prizes SCHOONERS. Htm'. Oi. ntr. LrmfiK. Ann-? I-' lUrvev 81.08 III |i I ?>. J. ( olUAtO ? * . fir , W s. I'mimer 61.03 Ivei Commodore J. K. .Marwt 70.00 Tiilal Wa*o. VV \ HorhlR !?*.(*) TrituS. H.A. thsysr 70.0 UBST rf.ASS SLOOPS. Or** T W. Cooper ftl.OS \ ?ion ? Alexandre ? \ *? -i L. bivin?<ione M.ifJ SKCOM) C 1. ASS SLOOPS. An rt il< arv Vail 4] .00 * ,\ W. A. i UIIitlllllK 41.1*1 rl.4r . rr-11 tu T li Kltodos ? I . tin.- II A. Oouje ? 1 . i>. Cn.ckct :a to i*r iuita a ('he?rrcr ? ?i'.- W Pert 57.00 V, <m% . C. Polter ? THIRD CI ASS SLOOPS. iiya?sy V HMvtngcton. 38,11. I i.U.ui* C. M. W kills 31. uo The Brooklyn Yacht Club. rh members of the Brooklyn Yacht Club met last evening at their rooms in Court street and made trie final arrangements for their regatta on Tue-tisv. Atiotit thirty vachts are entered, ami II.. y anticipate a ma^uiuceut regatta. Vachtlni Notes. Yactit Drift, N.Y.Y.C. (formerly Mr. Major's), aud ysc'H Viking, N.Y.Y.C., Mr. Sands, passed w hit-?taa? yesterday on a cruise eastward. Ya< t Ariadne. Mr. Hprague, from Millstown rrer* tor New York, arrived at Whitestoue yester day iorouoon. THE EIVER'3 P&ET. There were mo dead t>otlies found floating In thl river about the docks of Brooklyn, and conveyed ' to the Morgue, unnng the past twelve m on the. I be verdict la dio?< oi these cases was death by. febwaiac.

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