Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1876 Page 4
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THE EXHIBITION. Arrival of the Amerique with the French Jurors. AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION. The New Republic of the Old World to the Old Republic of the New. THE MONUMENT IN NEW I0KK HARBOR. The Regular Yearly Meeting of the United States Commission. Philadklfuia, May 17, 1876. Tti!? afternoon, at lour o'clock, tho tug Young America steamed down tho Delawaro to meot tho Amdrlq'ie, ol tho French Transatlantic Steamship Co., having on board the following muntlonod distinguished gentlemen:?George Koulleaux Dugage, Koyal Artillery, Delegate Commissioner from Franco; Ilia Excellency M. I>o Blelsky, Imperial Commissioner lor Russia; 'Japtain Anlrye, member o( the French Commission; Mr. Imboit, French Vire-Cousul at New York; M. Debcbian, of New York, and M. Persell, of Phila delphia, agents of tho Coinpaigno TransatlutitKiue. France; Albert (irlgano, special correspondent of M'mde llluttri and Annulet Induttrirlln, of PuriB, and the board ot Customs officials. Tho Amerlque brought over tho remainder of tho Frouch Juror# of award* for tho Centennial, as fol low! The Urst division is made up solely of Mr. Slmonln, the celebrated tulnmg eiigiuoer and writer on He luui paid longtfay visits to this country and has written a great deal on tlio subject ol tho Nevada mines. He bus recently published a work called ?The American World" |"U' Monde Aroerlcaiu ). Second Division?Mr. Kuhlmau, Jr., chemist. Mr. lie llucv. mining ouginoer. I ho Mar.iui* ot Kochambeau, grnndson or (.encral Kochutnbeau, who commanded tho French troops at ITurklowii, and member of tho Committee ol interna tional Exhibition*. Mr. Chatel, manufacturer, from Lyons. Mr. Diet* Monln, member of tho Municipal Council of Fans aud Chamber of Gommorce. Mr. Quiet, manufacturer, of Purls. Third division?Mr. Fount, of tho publishing houso ot Hacbrttc. ol 1'aris. Mr. Levasseur, member of ihe Institute. Mr Kmile Salntin, the celebrated historical painter, ind who has resided for tnany yours in this city, who Is well attainted with the United States, and speaks English perfectly. Filth Division?Commandant Pisrier, attache of tho Minister of War. Sixth Division?Mr. Marteil, ol the department of the C arento , , . ? . Mr. Coubert, representing tho Commissioners or Pub lic Instruction. , . , . , Mr. BaHholdt, the colebruted sculptor and rclativo or the Krcncn Minister at Washington, and well known as the artl?t ol the colossal statue ol "Liberty Enlightening the World " which is to bo |ilaced on Bedloe'S Island tndofwnich tho foundation stono is to lie laid on tho HI, 0f July next Mr. Hartholdl is also the author or the statue of Lul'avolto, now In this city, presumed to Ihe citv of New York by tho French government. Mr. Klne Millet, attaend of the Department ol Foreign Commerce. Tho Count Alphotife de Dosbnch. Mr. Koulleaux Dugage, Commissioner delegated by ihe Commissioners General of International Exlil bltions, has alreuuy boon at Philadelphia for some Mr. I.avoine, Etiplnoer of Government Bridges aud Roads; also a Juror ol the Third division. Kach of tho above mentioned gentlemen have re ceived $1,000 in gol'i from the Frouch government for travelling expenses. AMONG TUK Ut'SSlANS aro Colonel PetorotT, of tho Russian army, l'rolessor Jossa and M. Slakowskl. The tug tloated tho imperial Uag of ltussla aud the tri colors of Franco aud on approaching the steamer was received with much sntliuslasm by tho throug that crowded to tho vessel's sido. Successive cheers were glvou and returned and dually tho party on tlie tug boarded the liugo Iron monster and were ? roe tod with nearty embraces and handshakings. Tho Amerl<tue brings over th? last of TUK VICBMCH ?XUIIIITH, anions which are tlio arms and hand* of the great Bartlioldi iiionitment lor lledloe's Island; a large collec tion and varied assortment of ehiua, slono aud glass ware aud various other minor article*. Tbe reporter ol tho Hkkalo, iu uii Interview with M. Bartholdi and M. Rocnambeau, learned that much inxlety is felt in France as to the prospoots of getliu? t grant rrom tho I nitcd States lor ihe site of the ntOl'OSIO flBKAT MOJfl'MK.VT In New York harbor. "Tho Z,i>00,ooo lrancs liavo l.eou nearly ail subscribed, and the people of that sister Re public are most happy to commemorate iu this wuy the great event they and Americans jointly established 100 years ago,'* M. Rocbanineuu remarked, ?nd "tbe earnest expression in M. Bar .holdi's face indicated Ills hearty sympathy that tbe progr.#* Irom its birth to such gigantic pro jortious of the American Republic In one single con .ury challenges tho admiration of tho world aud out itrips precedent In history, and Frenchmen all are ?roud ol their participation in the initial und glail that ',bev can )>arlicipale in tho cenleunlal celebration of tho'epoch. TDK KXHIHITIOS. Fate Ftcms to pursue the Centennial so far as the weather is concernod. Tbe rain pasr-ed away last ovou lng l>Dt all da> it has been threatening a storm, and I ran scarcely remember any May weather more din grccable. Kveli the llaps begin to show tho ctloet or Ihe continuous storms, and the color* seem disposed to run into cm U uth* r. It tiilHcult t*> diitlnjuish tlio tlag ol our country In inany cases from that or somo "?fTeve monarchy." The commission is In daily sos *ion, dealing with, amoug others, tiik si'.noat gPMTioit The Episcopal Bishop has issued an address, warn ing his people or what may happen if they surrender the horn's dav, "iho day givento man in the garden ol Eden." Tlie Catholic Archbishop writes a letter touching more rational ground, namely, that Sunday Is a day ol rest and peace, iind it the Christian soul has performed the offices or devotion there Is no reason why the Christian body should not broatlio the fiesh air, and contemplate not alouo tho works of ualuro but this marvellous epitome .of tno nine teenth century civilization. The Commissioners have no decided Ideas, except to mako tne Exhibition pay, and to have as complete a ?how as is possible. So far as tho Sunday question is ?Mcerned the sentiment against invading tho time honored American idea thai Sunday is uot to bo ob served except as a resting day will control the mem bers In their deliberations. The most that call bo expected Is that the buildings, with the exception ot the Art Gallery and the Horti cultural Hail, will be closed and the grounds iutt open. Til* fKITKD ST ATM! OOHMlssIO* Tho commission mot at uoou on the occasion of the regular yearly moeiing. The Executive Committoo made a report in lorm, through its President, Mr. Mor rell or Pennsylvania Mr. Colwell, ol Tennessee, made a rt'port ut his committee on tho commissions issued by certain Governors, and it appeared thai, aside from these, the number ol regularly appointed commission ers from tho various States is about .'?CO. Mr Clevoland, of New York, introduced a resolution that a new circular bo issued to exhibitors containing queries f or tho assutauco ol tho judges In their investi gations. ... , , Mr. Paul, of Colorado, moved that tho annual olec tion of officers of tho commission take place to-mor row. hawlsy to n* K*-*t*iT*n. Mr Morrell said, in (riving a second, ho hoped that ihe Preside ut, Goueral Hawley, would bo re-elected ananiinoufly. ... . ,, . Mr Cleveland?1 note that a leading New * oik cor rei-pondeut stales that I an? a caiidl.lato; but I wish lo pay that lain in perlect accord with our ."residont and he is tho same wnb iuo. . ., , Governor Craw lord, of Kansas, announced that Com plaint was made that yesterday tho Horticultural snd Agricultural halls were at hall-past tlvo o'clock. "We ought," bo said, "to bo lookiug into all kinds ol lnJustlco," ... The Chair answered?The commission I* now In chaige, and It will be losp msibie lor all irregularities. This and all similar c mplaints should leceive tho prompt atteuiion ol the appropriate committee Tho President spoke ol the great doiay of exhibitor* In at taching their name* to articles ibey exhibit. I'eople a ant to know who ?how* this and that, and after they ir.,iiid bo glad of particular iniormatlon on certain things. r*riT asn v*o*ta?i* snow. A line display was ma le ol early vegetables In Agrl? cultural Hall, mostly from gardens in this vicinity, lbs list Includou beets (lull growu), lettuce, pie plant (of ihe mammoth sort). carrots, a*paragus, radish**, cauliflower*, nearly grown cucumber*, spinach, leeks unions and celery. Souio larpe con nrvHtorv onions wero un tbo tftiuo tabic. Tho show or apples I* large and One, and especially so ConsidertBg the lateiiOss of the season The State Michigan Pomoiogical Society has about lorty varieties, which is an ?ocwumoaly large exhibit at mis seasou, ruibracing Northern spy, Baldwin, green Newtown pip i,ids. Ksopus Spitwuburg, Hushing Spltxeiiburg, 1 in n<K k Ben Davis, Canada rod, golden russeit. Koxbury rus-et ^w an, Hubbard, nonesuch, TompMns county k,UK little romainio gloria muudi, fall pippin and New town pippin. Ihe greater part ol these line tons are presented in line order Tit* KBSTATKAXT kKkim* who have places la ihe ground* were betors the Com mVttee on Concession* ) estsrdsy, and were notitted by Director General (ioshorne that would not be loierated under any oircumstaui e?, ind that If the practice was not st#ppod thsir contracts would be au? S3* JAMES MUGFORD. PATRIOTIC BBJOICWQ AT CAPS A**?HONOBIHO TUB MEMORY OF CAPTAIN JfCGFORD?A* AD DRESS BY DB. IX) RING?IKC1DBNTS OF TUB BEVOLCTIOSIABY WAR REVIVED. Makhlkhkad, Mom., May 17, ISTfl. This ha* been a day of general ami patriotic rejoicing for Cape Ann aud. beyond all, a day sacred to the mem ory of Jarnss Mugford, a captain of one ol the com panies in the Msrbloheud Marino regiment and one of the moat brilliant and iearleaa souls the Revolution brought to tue front. One hundred yearn ago Captain Mugford, a young man of Marbleheud, bred to the sea, was Impressed on board the Britlah frigate Lively and subsequently trans fer rod to a sloop-of war, then lying iu the harbor of thia town. Released afterword, at the request of hts wile, he had in the meantime aacertained th t the or rival of a ship loaded with powder and supplies waa daily expected by the commander of the British forces. He then conceived the daring project of at tempting its capture, and obtaining command ol the Continental cruiser, Franklin, sailed froui Marblehead, with a crew of twenly-ono uien. Uo soon encountered tbo Hope, a British ship of 3A0 tons and alx guns, and ulthough the Kuglish fleet lay but a few miles oir lie overcame the crew und u>ok the prize with Its valuable cargo of supplioa and munitions Into Uoston Harbor. Putting to sea again ho was uttacked by thirteen launches from the Urltish fleot and durinc tho en , counter ho was killed. His body was buried In great state at Marbluhead, but his restiuc place Is not known ] to-day. It is to tho memory of this man that the mouuuicnt at Marblehead bas been erected and it is to ! recall In a measure, and appropriately commemorate ; his gallant exploit, that the day wag set apart lor Hpcctal services of a patriotic character. The day was ushered in by tno ringing of all tho church bells lor ono hour at sunrise, and a saluto 11 red 1 this noon was followed by another at sunset. The ' programme embracod three leading features, a proces | sion, services at the monument and exercises ut tho i church. ! Alter prayer by tho Rev. N. B. Bailey, of the Unlta j nan church, and tho singing, Uev. John W. Chadwick, of llrooklyu, N. Y., road an original ode. This was . followed by tho ORATION OF OB. CKUUCK a LOKl.NG, ! who traced the leading events on sea and land doriug : the exciting period of tho Revolution, and then dis ! curted tho character of James Muglord and thoso deods of valor which won for him in a few weeks an Imperishable name among tho bravest hcrooa in oar history. "He was commander," said Dr. Loring, "of the celebrated Marino or Fourteenth Continental rogi uient and a sou of ono of tho euterprising citizens of this town, who. in connection with John Hooper, was engaged in commerce and tho fisheries, aud was tho owner of a low small vessels. Tho young man was possessed ol a strong and vigorous frame, which had lieen knit by the athletic cxorclso on land and In tho water wbicu has given so many of the sons of this town their grout endurance and has fitted them lor valuable service in the many conllicts In which they liuvu so freoiy laid down their lives. Ho had beoa employed in the business of his fatlier and Mr. 'Hooper, sometimes on shore, but oltonor at sua. Filled with tho martial spirit ol tho town, a spirit warmod und invigorated by John Glovor, tho renowned Colouel of the Murine regi ment, the friend of Washington, the trust lest frieud of freedom, tho lioro of Trouton, and by Timothy Picker ing, who even while clerk iu the Registry of Deeds taught the young men in military tactics, Muglord took an eurly part in tho patriotic proceedings to which tlio people hero were uevolcd. Karly Iu 1776 he hud been Impressed into tno British scrvioc by n press gang who came ashore from tho frigate Lively, then lying op posite Skinuor's Head, at a point now kuown us tho llallust. Ho wus at tlial time just married, aud when his young wlfo learned that ho had been tlius rudely torn from his homo she rushed to ins rescue, and so vehemently demanded his release that tUe ollleers of the Lively wore but too glad to havo the iudignant couple <i?part in poaco. While on board his prison-ship id the harbor he heard tho Uriti^h sailors discussing tho probable arrival ere many days ol a powder ship, with munitions and stores lor tho Itritish troops In und arouud lioston. He at oncodeiormiut d upon tbeseizuro of this vessel, and on his release he importuned his , lather to give him command of ono of his small coast- : crs, with which ho might CHrry out his design. Tho | lather was reluctant and Infomiod him that a stripling like himsoli should not expect to lead in great enter- ; prises requiring sagacity and courage. 'David wus a stripling,' replied tho young man, 'but he slow Co- | llath; now give mo my chaucc.' Tho father yielded .and assigned to his sou tho schooner Franklin, which ho armed and manned for his expedition, and tor tho use of which in capturing the expected ship he obtained i a commission from General Ward, then at l'h.ladei uhiu. His associates wore twenty men selected by ! him from the Murino regiment, at that time sta- ' tioned at Beverly. Thus preparod ho set forth, fur moro formidable in tho gallautry of himself ami ! his men than in tbo armumunt of his littlo privateer. His cruise was a short one. Not many : days uftor leaving this port he encountered tho otiject . ol his search in tho vicinity of Boston Harbor, and, after a desperate struggle, succeeded ic cupturiuji her and delivering her valuable freight of 1,500 barrels of powder, 1,000 curbines, a number of truvolling car riages lor cannon and a complete assortment of artil lery lustrutuciiA and pioneers' tools, lo tho American army. Tho contribution wus Invaluable; the supplies t coming, as they did, at u most trying Juncture re new oil the spirits ol tbo putriot soldiers aud gttvo now courage ami conliiieuco to their great commander, aud brought uim for the Iirst time Into thoso Intimate rela- i lions with the people of this town, which strengthened as tho war wont ou und filled him with an especial lovo for tho home of Mugford and Glover aud (Jerry and ? Ornc. It was an o\SB! lull uf chivalry as well us of ltn- | portunce. To Muglord himself the prido of his victory | was short. Endoavnriug tho day after his capture to > return to Marble-head his vessel was attacked by bouts : sent lor that purpose from an Kuglish man-of-war that was riditig iu Nautasket lioads and ho was mor- | tally wounded while repelling a boarding attempt made by the enemy. Fulling hack, ono td his crow ' anxiously inquired If ho was wounded. 'Yes,' said I lie 'but don't let the enoiny kuow my situation; and il 1 die, act as if 1 were alive und still couunnnding.' Ho instantly expired. His work was dono. And ill the declining hours of that placid duy In spring his vic torious conirudcs bore dim back in sadness to his na tive town, the most sacreil freight that tbo vessels of your fathers had ever brought lulo the waters ol this bsrbor. Tho father mourned for his son; the young wife wept iu silence over the body of hor busbnnd, slam in the great canto; but the patriotic old town re ceived the lallon hero in hor arms, and bestowed upou him all tho honors which a proud and grateful poopio can give, aud the name of Mugford Is immortal in American history." J H. Orne, C. II. Lltchman and J. J. X. Gregory then made brief historical addresses after an original ode, written by Miss Marcia M. Silman, was read, uod alter the benediction was prououncod the exercises were brought to a close by tbo singing of "America" by the Musical Association. A CENTENARIAN IN DISTRESS. Nnw York, May 17, 1876. To tuk Editor or mi; Hkrald:? At No. West Kightoenth street, first floor, rear house, there lios Mr*. Margarot Walker, aged 101 years and one mouth, without relatives at all or friends able to giro her tho necessaries oflile. She is sutlcring from extensive ulceration ol the band Irom a burn; tho bones ol tlic hand and linger being laid bare. She is certainly deserving of charity. PHYSICIAN. A VICTIM OF MELANCHOLIA. Joseph B. Watson, a printer, aped thirty-seven years, residing at No. *>."> Kant Broadway, recently developed unmistakable symptoms of melancholia, which excited tho apprehension of his friends, who watched him closcly. \ enerdav afternoon it becamo evident that he wits thoroughly lusane, and he was removed to ltcllevue Hospital where it was Mowstry to con lino him in a cell. Mia recovery is considered improbable. Tho cause ot lit* mental aberration Is unknown. A RAILROAD COMPANY CENSURED. An inquest was hold on Tuesday evening In East N'iw York over the body of Thomas Blacktuore, aged eleven years, who was recently run over by the cars on the Long Island Railroad. The Jury rendered a verdict censurlug the railroad company lor rarelesa nc?s "lor allowing boys to play around the cars." The father of the boy proposes to taku icgal action against tho company, FATAL RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. Samuel Reed, a butcher, living near Mount Vernon, Westchester county, was Instantly killed by being thrown Irom his wa^on while near the Hudson River Railroad depot, at Yonker*. on Tuesday aiternoon. lteccMed wits standing in his wagon, when his hor?o took iright at the whistle ol a locomotive, and, the an imal starting oil', he was thrown to the ground bead foremost. His skull was crushed in a shocking man ner. Uo leaves a wife aud family. CRI1TLED FOR LIFE. John Meney, a cartman, fortv years old, was kicked by a vicious borso yesterday aiternoon, at tho corner of First avenue and Twcuty-fiftli street. He received ? compound iracture ol both bones of the log and will be a crippie for I He. FIRE l\i BROOKLYN. About half-past seven o'clock last evening ? fire broko out in the Knitting Machine Factory of John Kent, No. 11 Diifllold street, Brooklyn, caused by some woodwork lakiug Ore from the boiler. Mr. Kent's loss Is estimated at about $8,000 or $0,000: rully iu sureC POLO. BOM* WELL. CONTESTED OiVIl AT JEBOME PAEE YESTERDAY. The Po'oClub met yesterday afternoon at Jerome park mi J played a series of games that reflected great credit on the participauta. Taking into consideration the little practice the member* or th# club and their pome* have bad tho play yesterday was remarkably good, and tome of the' player* showed an ap preciation of tuo One point* of the game that u rarely acquired without considerable practice. The regular club grounds aro not yet In ordor, and the games were held in the meadow at tbe southern end of Jerome Park. Tho grass has been mowed, but It Is still rather long, making a long hit rather a difficult matter. The ground for the players was staked off wuh flagged pole*, and tbo goals were placed about 100 yard* apart. The spaces at the goals through which the ball has to bo driven, were about twenty-five foot in width. If tho ball went beyond a foul without passing through the territory thus limited, the play was considered toul, and the parties dofotdlng the goal had the prlvlloge^of a hit out. The rules of the gamo are very similar to tboso ol the lamlliar shinny ol our boyhood. The gamo was announced to commcnce at four P. M., and shortly before that time tho ponies wero brought on tho cround, saddled and bridled and ready lor j me tray. They havo Improved considera bly In appoarunco during the rant ten day, and show very plainly tho rosu'ls of grain and grooming. Any person who saw the rapged-looking lot that arrived at Paierson about a month ago would never recognize them 111 the well fed ponies that wore moving about tho tracx yesterday, some with coals as flno as satin. Punctu ality was not strictly obsorvod, but as sooii as seven or olght players had arrived, the um pire, Mr. lllasson, started them at tho competition. Tho colors worn by tbo players wero tnuinly blue or cherry. The llttlo forage caps wero or various shades and tho riding breeches mostly light brown cord. As soon as the members were mounted, stirrup leathers brought to the proper length and curbs adjusted, HIK FOLAOW1NO HIOKS writK CHOB1X Mr. Moore, Mr. Bennett, Mr. W. Thome, Mr. J. Kane. Mr. P. Holmont, Mr. Oris wold, Mr. A. Jay, Mr. H. Kobblns. Mr. J. Mott. , , , , . _ Each side then ranged in front of Its gosl and the umpire ro-lo to tho centre, and. throwing tho ball In the air, gavo tho starting signal "Oo." There was a i confused sound or many little boils striking on tho turr as tho opposing rorces charged lor the ball, and soon the blue and cherry shirts were massed in a heap, tho bamboo sticks ol tho players clicked together as tlicy Htrove to drive out tue ball. Iba ponies have not yet trot quite accustomed to the work, and they danced about so as to require considerable urging and good riding. Mr. Moore, Mr. Bobbins und Mr. Thome worked very hard and were always In tho thickest or tho light. Mr. Bobbins has already ac quired a very good knowiodge ol tho game, and rides qulto n clover little pony that can show qulio a turn or speed. Mr. Molt is also becoming qntto an experienced player ami handles hrs bamboo with considerable dexterity. After pluving ror nliout hair an hour, and each Bide having woii a goal, tho players took a rest and paid their re spects to ibo ladies on the coaches or Mr. William P. Douglass and Colonel Jay, tliut had Just driven up. The grounds presented quito an animated appearance with the three couches drawn up in front ol tho mar quee, on tbo southern end of the grounds, and tbe guyly attired horsemen trotuug urouud on their splen did little ponies. Several privato carriages were also drawn up within" tho grounds, and the boundary wall gave pleasant seats to the boys or Kofdhain and it* en virons. Alter a rest or about half an hour sides were again chosen, with the following rosult:? Sir Bache Cunard, Mr. J. G. Bennett, Mr. 1). Moore, Mr. 11. Bobbins, Mr. W. Thoruo. Mr. Schuyler Cro*by, Mr. J. Molt, Mr. P. Helmont, , Mr. J. Kane. Mr. 8. Howland, Mr. W. P. Douglas, Mr. G. Jay. Mr. Griswold. Lord Mandevllle was on the ground, but did not play, j nrelerring to uct as uinpiro. As soon as tho players . had taken up their positions he gavo the word and | THK UiMK COMXKSCKD. First Gam*.? Tlie llrst chargo resulted In a alight disadvantage to Sir Bacho Cunard's side, ( hut that gentleman, who waa keeping somewhat j In tho background waiting tor an opening, I got n chance, and, hitting the ball round the group oC j playeis, got clear awaj nnd drove it beyond his goal, but, us it tatlad to go betweon the goal posts, it was hit . out again, and tho contest was recommenced. The j tub'ea then turned. Tho ball was gradually forced \ buck to Sir Bache Cunard's end or tho ground, and was , tlnally sent between the goal tiosts. Thus the llrst | game was scored against Sir Bache and bis gallant sup porters. . . In tbo sooond game the players changed goals. They , repeated this manteuvrc alter every gaine played dur- | lhg the afternoon. Aa soon as tho word was given Sir j Bucho Cunard dashed in. followed by tbo members or j his partv, and they carried the ball within twenty feet j or thoirgoal. Hero a determined tight was made, and i tbo slicks clashed against each other, or strucK tho j ponies' legs, making tbe smull qusdrupod* dance fran tically. Sir 1 lachu's party worked very hard and finally their efforts were crowned wuh success, as a well di- | reeled blow from Mr. Mott sent the llttlo wooden boll ? spinning In between the goal posts. Victory was hence . scored lor Sir Bache Cunard'a side. ~acli sldo had now won a game and tho spestators | began to get oxcitod. Tbe ladles seated in tho coaches , made extravagant bets ol gloves. Sir Hacho Cunard | appeared to be ihe favorite. At the word -Go I tbo contestants bogan tho tnird gamo. going bolter-skelter j lor tho ball. As tho first two or three wero rather too , eager ahd fallod to strike it tbe whole party bocamo engaged, and after some vigorous work the ball was j slowly forced down toward Sir llacbe Cunard'a end of I tho ground. Sir Bacho was, however, EQt'AI. TO THK KMKUOKXCV, and, carrying ihe ball along tho uutsldu of the crowd, would have got clean awuy with it to the goal if its directiou had not been turned by a clever backhanded hit from one or tho opposing party. There was an other scrimmago and some of tho players began to sling their sticks, regardless ol consequences. I hero should be some penally imposed on a member who is ctucloas In the use ol his stick after beinii ouce warned bv tho umpire. Whilo the plavors were squabbling in a crowd lor tbo ball, Cunard and llobbius kept a short disisnco behind their respective sides, waiting for au opportunity to sical the bull away. In one of ? the scrim in ages somebody cannoned against Bobbins I nud ho went to grass; but he was as soon in the pigskin again as busy as ever. After a twenty minutes' light the opponents or Sir Bache's party made auother grand rush aui succcwdod in winning the isaiuo. lu tho fourth game Mr. Bobbins joined Sir Bache , Cunard, as Mr. Moore had given up. Thus the sides wore made even .is to the numbers or players. Charg- j ing lor the ball, Bobbins uiad# a clover opening hit, nud following up would have carried tbe bull along, but he wua "ridden out" by oue of the opposing party. Alter a short struggle tho Cunarders securcd tho victory, making tho games two and two. 'Itie next game was tho shortest on record. Its time was Utteeu seconds. Mr. Bobbins cnargod lor tho ball and missed it, bul Sir Bache Cunard, who was backing him up, scut It through the goal in two hits. It was now beginning to get dusk, but they started a sixth game. Cunard made the opening shot, but as the ball struck a ponv tho effect was lost. Tho ball was then carried down against tbe efforts ol Cunard'a party, but beforo It reached the goal they fought It back. Iu tho airnggle Mr. Douglas rodo down one of the goal posts. Everybody worked hard this game, and Mr. Belmont, Mr. Kane and Mr. Mott played wolL After some sharp lighting the Cunard purty rallied in lorco add carried llic ball through the goal posts. Tho pluy then concluded, the scoro standing?Cunard 4 and Bonnett'2. Fifteen minutes after play was done the horns wore tooting and the three coaches rolling down along tho Boulevard. COLUMBIA COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL. The Seventeenth Annual Commencement of the Columbia College School took place lust evening In the Academy of Music. Th* vast uuditoriuin waa crowded by the friends ol the collegc and tho students. On tho stage were iho Faculty and several hundred Of Invited guests. Gralulla's baud oneued tho exercises with Suppe's overture "Uaudltonstreiche,'' and selec tions Irom the ?TrophoU" As tho bund played Gra lulla's march, dedicated to the class of 'TO, tho 219 gruduale8 ol the school advanced along the centre aislo and took seats In the parquette. Alter prayer 4>y tho chaplain, Cornelius B. Dulllo, S T. D.," an address to the graduates was delivered by Prolessor Tbeo. W. Dwiglit, LL.D., on "Ancient nml Modorn Law." Tho eloquent re marks ol tbe prolessor wero frequently interrupted by ? hearty applause. Tho band then gavo selections irom 1 "Lohengrin," alter which ihe Alumni wero addressed by L. Bradford Prince. "Light Cavalry" and tho '?In auguration" waltz were giveu by Gralulla. and then the | reports or the committees upon ihe award ol prizes in | municipal law and lu political science were read. Tho j prizes hi the department or municipal law wero three in number, and were awarded as loiiuws:?First prise, . $?250, to Waiter lfonmaux Edmonds, a graduuto or Williams College; secoud prize, ?150, to Harrington ? Putiiam; third prize, $100. to S.iin.-on Uidimau, ? j graduate of the College of the Cliy of New York. The following gentlemen were honorably montionod for the excellence or their essays uml examination papers: Abraham Salomon, lie 1-ancey Xieoll and John E. Brniidegroo. The Committee ol Awards were | Austin Abbott, GoorgeVan Nest Italdwiu and Frederick i il. Helta, of ibe New York liar. Tho prize In tno De partment of Political Science, fl50, was divided equally between Edmund M. Smith, a graduate of Amherst College and I'homas F. Taylor, a graduate of Harvard University, both members of the Junior Class ol the Law School. Among the graduates were Snotfo Tskato Agec, Jeddo, | Japan; B Busieed, Jr., Jamaica, 1. I. ; George F. Hut lerworth, A. B.. New York city; Walter 11. Edutouds, ; A II I'Ilea, N. Y.; Ul>"??es Simpson Grant, A. B., | Harvard University, Washington, D. C.; Ihoinas W. I Grover, A. B., Chicago. IIL: Edward Sargent Hatch, New York: D# Lnacey Nicoll, A. 11. ; James Collin Per kins, A. B., San Francisco; .William a. Pierrepont, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Harringum Putnam, Worcester, Muss and Edward Sumner Kapallo, A. B., New York. The' ronlerNng ol me diplomas by the President, Frederick A. P. Barnard, D. D., LI- U., and a benedic tion by the Chaplain eiesed Up ceromomee. LOUISVILLE RICES. Third Day of the Spring Meeting. Harper's Lexington Filly, Classmate and Elemi the Winners. Lotrurnxa, Ky., May 17,1 78. Tho track to-day wat in tho finest possible trim for racing, and the weather being clear and hot the con ditions were very favorable lor laat timo. This antici pation was realized. The attendance waa large and lashionablo, the ladies seeming to enjoy the sport immousoly. Three events were on the card?the first being the Kentucky Oaks, daah of one mile and a half for throe-year-old fllliea, a race similar to the English Oaks, which was inaugurated In 1779; tbe second, tho Louisville Ladies' Stake, for two-yoar-old UliU'8, dash of half a mllo, and the third a dash of two miles and an eighth, for all ages. The stako races had full fields, and gave great satisfaction to tbe spectators, particularly the race for tbe Oaks. Tbe long distance event wus ulso a capital contest, and was won In good style by Eleml, who took tho lead with tho tap of the drum and maintained it to tbe end. THH KENTUCKY OAK& This hod nine starters, coinpriltng T. J. Meglbben's F.uglet and same owner's Eastern Planot, A. It. Lewis ft Co.'s Lady Clipper, A. Keene Richards' Clemmle 0.. J. W. Hunt Roynolds' Pirouette, P. Lorillord's Tigress, V. B. Harper's Lexington Ully, G. W. Stewart's Tecalco and Georgo Cadwallader's Plenty. Clemmle G. was a great favorite, Tigress being second choice at tbo closing of tho pool sales, Lady Clipper third, Plenty fourth, the others as a field. Tbo start was a good one, Tigress getting tho best of tho send-off, Te calco second, the others so bunched that it was Impos sible to distinguish and separate thou. As tbe fillies ran around tbe lower turn Tigress showed tbo way, Te c.iloo second, Harpor's tbird, tbe balanco still in a lioap. The fillies rattled up tbe homestretch at a merry pace, and hero thero wore Important cbangov, for as they passed tbe Judges' stand Euglot had the post or honor, Tocaloo second. Tigress third, Plenty fourth, Lady Clipper fifth, Easter Planet sixth, Clemmle 0. seventh. Harper's eighth, Pirouetto ninth. There was no chongo of places around the upper turn, and tho fillies passed tbo quarter pole In tbe sumo order that they left tbe stand, but were lappod cn each other. The time of the first quarter was 25^ seconds, and the half mile 61 'i seconds. Going down tho back stretch tbo cbauges wore rapid and puzzling, but a* the ladios prissod tho bull mllo pole Tigress bad her head in front. Lady Clipper sec ond. a neck in lront of Tecalco, Easter Planet lourtn, j Plenty lllth. Harper's sixth, dominie G. seventh, : Eaglet eighth, l'irouelto ninth. Timo of tho mile, l:-lo?4\ Lady Clipper showed in front on tho lower turn and Into the homestretch. Tigress second, I'lenty third, Tecalco fourth, Harpor's llfih, tho others beaten off. A very line rare np the stretch terminated bv Har por's Lexington lllly winning the rare by threo lengths, Plenty second, Lady Clipper third, Tigross fourth, Tocaloo filth. Kastor Planet sixth, Clemmle C. seventh, Eaglet eighth, Plrouoltu mntb. Time, 2:42lv wiNNKRs or th* KSirrucKY oaks. FWir. Winners. Su'it. Siarters. Time. 1875 ...Vlnalgretto 27 ? 2:3V* 1870....Harper's Lex. filly...23 9 2:42'.,' TIIK LOl'ltVILLK t.AKIKS' 8TAKKS. This event brought before tho starter S. Powers' Princess, G. W. Stewart's Ellen Alice, Williams & Owing*' Spring llraucli uud same owner's Chssmute, J. W. Samuels' Crosslot, A. Btiford's Lizzie Whips, J. W. Hunt Reynolds' Miss Ella and at?mo owner's > elicia, J. W. Tisdulo's Eva Shirley and Green Clay's Glenella. Williams & Owlngs" two were | tho favorites, Glenella second cholcc, Rey nolds' two next In luvor and then tho lield. Classmate jumped on Willi tho lead, Lizzie Whips second. Spring llrancli third, Glenella fourth, Eva Shirley tiftb, tho others in a Imucn. Around tho lower turn tbo youngsters enveloped thomselvos in such u cloud of dust that it was impossible to dis tinguish any moro than tbo advancod skirmishers of the brigade, these being Classmate tirat, Lizzie Whips socoud, Spring Branch third, Eva Shirloy fourth and Glenella filth. They rau rapidly up the homestretch, Classmate passing under the wire tho winner, two lengths in front o! Spring Branch, the latter one length ahead of Lizzie Whips, Eva Shirley fourth, Glenella Hub, Fcleoia sixth, Princess seventh, Crosslot eighth, Miss Ella ninth and Ellen Alice tenth. Timo of first quarter 25 seconds and the half mile 50 seconds. \T INN Kits or TIIK LOUlSViLLK I.ADIK*' STAKK. Winner. Suit. Startert. Time. 1876.. Lady Clipper 19 8 0:60 1876. .Classmate 21 10 0:60 TWO MILKS AND AX KKillTII. Tbo third race had lour starters. Those wero Elcmi, Whisper, Damon and Captain Hutchinson. Whisper was the favorite, l-'.lemi second choice, Damon third, while Captain Hutchinson averagi'd only about $5 la $100. Elemi took the lead, Captain Hntcninson second, 1 Whisper third, Damon fourth. Whon tbe horses ! reached the stand Elemi was loading two lengths, Cap- : tain Hutchinson second. Whisper third, with Dauion j close up. Elemi suowed the way around the upper i turn and opened a gap of live leugths to tho ' quarter pole, Whisper second, two lengths in ! front of Captain Hutchinson, who was two lengths in advance of Damon. Running down the tmckstretell Elemi keot tbe gap open, making tho paco ?o strong that tho others were extended to their utmost ami their positions soon changed. The lllly was four lengths in front at tlio half-mile polo, Whisper second, live lengths ahead or Captain Hutchin son, wbo was two length* in advanco of Damon. Thero wero no changes nruuud the lower turn, but coming up tho homestretch Damon u.ado a gailaut run, and, passing Captain Hutchinson and . Whisper, laid himself at the Hanks of Elemi as sho passed under tho wire at the judges' stand. The first 1 mile?that is, from tbe furlong polo back to it again?was in 1:47. Going kroMi tho turn Elotiil and Damon ran yoked together, and they lelt tho others so far hehiud that they were no lor.gor in tho race, and tbe affair resolved itself simply Into a match between thcra. They raoed down tho back- j stretch head aud head, tho flily haviug the , best of It by u neck at the hall-milo pole; but going around the lower turn she lod one length. Damon stuck closely to her up tho homestretch, but he could not overtake her, and sho rau under tbe string a winner by a length, having ! made the two iniles in 3:36and tho last furlong la 14 seconds, making the total time of tbe two miles and j an eighth 3:49;,'. SUMMARY*, Kr., May 17, 1876?Tihrd Dat or tub flruiM# Mumxo or thi Lousviu.k Jocxky Club.?First race?Tho Kentucky Oaks, lor three-year-old .fillies, $50 each, play or pay, with $1,000 added by the club; second hllv to have $200. Closed with 23 nominations, value $2,150. Ono mile and a balf. F. 11. Harper's ch. f. by Loxlngton, dam by Imp. Glencoe, 97 lbs 1 . Georgo Cadwallader's ch. f. Plenty, by Planot, dam Mu'.'Dotta, by Mubomot, 97 lbs 2 A. B. Lewis .tea's oh. f. Lady Clipper, by Huu tor's Lexington, dam Carrie Cosiv, 97 lbs 3 P. I.orlllard's b. f. Tigress, by Imp. Leamington, dain Remorseless, by imp. Eclipse, 97 lbs 4 G. W. Stewart's ch. f. Tecalco, by Glon Athol, dam -Volga, by imp. (Heucon, 97 lbs 6 T. J. xcglhben a ch. r. Eastern Planot, hy Planot, dam Molllo Hamilton, by Ki}lght of St. George, 97 lbs 7 6 A. Keonc Richards' ch. f. (Aemmie G.. by War Dance, d im Alexandr^hv Sovereign, 97 lbs 7 T. J. McGlblien's ch. f. Eaglet, by Planot, dam Eag less, hy (ilencoo, 1*7 lbs 8 J. W. Hunt Reynolds' ch. I. Pirouette, by Hurvoy V ill tan, dum Farfaletta, 97 11m 9 Time. 2:42V. Same Day?Sbcoxli Rack.?Tho Louisville Ladies' Stake, for two year-old fillies; $'35 each, pay or play, with $300 added by tho club; second flliy to roceivo $100. Closed wlili twenty-one nominations; value, $1,350. Hulfamile. Williams ft Owings' b. f. Classmate, by Planet, dam Full Cry, by Vandal, 87 lbs. 1 Williams * owing*' cb. I. Spring Branch, by imp. Australian, dam Spring Brook, by Lcxinuton, 87 lbs 2 A. Hutord's br. f. I.izzto Whips, by Euqutror, dam by Vandal. s7 lt>s 3 J. W. Tisdulo's b. f. Eva Shirley, by imp. Glvnelg, dam Edona, by I.ox>ngion, 87 lbs. 4 Green Clay's b. f. (ilenella, by imp. Glenelg, dam Sallie. by Lexington. 87 lbs 6 J. W. Hunt Reynolds' br. I. Felicia, by Imp. Phae ton, dmn C artuletta, 87 lbs 6 8. Powers- br. f. Princess, by imp. Billet, dam Bet lle Lewis, by Uncle Vic, 87 lbs 7 J. W. Samuels' ch. I. Crosslot, by War Dance, dain Princess Royal, by Sovereign, 87 lbs 8 J. W. Hunt Reynolds' ch. f. Miss Ella, by Enquirer, (lam Mcleita* 87 lbs 9 G. W. Stewart's b. f. Elleu Alice, by Baruey Will lams, dam by Planet, 87 lbs 10 Tlino, fio seconds. Sam Day?'Third Hack.?Association Purs* or $.'>00, for ullages; second horse to have $100. Two mllei and au eighth. T. J. McGibben's b. f. Eleml, by Asteroid, dam Edina. 101 lbs 1 James Davis'ch. c. Damon, 4 years, by Jack Ma loue. dam Fanny Burrow, 104 lb* 2 J. W. Hunt Reynold s b. h. Whisper, 6 years, by Planet, dam Mattie Gross. 114 lbs dls. Fred Lloyd's b. h Captain Hutchinson, aged, by Voucher, dam by Zero, 114 lbs dia. Time, 3:49V TO-DAY's FIIOORAMME. The pool rooms in this city were crowded as usual laat evening, but thero was not any very spirited spec ulations upon to day's Louisville, eventa. The follow ing pools were aohl FALLS CITY STAKI?MILK HI ATS. Turf Exckangt. Johruon't. Thomat\ Clay's 00 00 40 60 26 Jsunlnga'.......... IS 1ft 10 IS S fycAanf*. Joktuon't. Tktmtu'. Withers' II 14 ^10 8 Vtiwinan'a 16 IS 8 10 ~ Power*' 11 IT ? ? ? Alcoek'a 12 10 0 3 6 Tudale's ? ? ? 0 ? Loru>villi err, two a?? a qcahtkk mils*. Ten Braeck 100 60 M 6U 24 Monmouth U 12 U 14 6 WAHUIMUTOX RATES. there was some little betting last uii!ht on the open ing events of the National Jockey Club's Inaugural running moating. Tbo following are an average:? DASH TnKEK-ql'ARTKHrt or A MIL*. Turf Kackange. Johnton't. First Cbance 40 60 * 36 ?0 Spindrift 31 39 27 24 Kveno Richards 9 12 | skirmisher Test Friday Kettle B 64 60 Leader Alec to Auatrai j MILE UKATS. Ilolkirk 40 60 20 24 May B 8 10 5 7 King B. 8 11 6 0 I.illie L. 36 40 20 25 There wore also one or two pools on the Hurdle Race, Resolute selling about even against the field. 00 44 DEEBFOOT PAKE. SECOND DAT OF THE BPBINO TROTTING MEET ING?LADY MILLS AND HAKBY 6PANKEB THE WINNEKS. The second day or the Spring Trotting Meeting at Oeerfoot Park passed off satisfactorily. There were two events on the card: mile heats, three in live, in harness, (or horses that never boat 2:45, purse of $150, and mile heats, three in five, for 2:32 horses, purse ot $230i In the first race Lady Mills, a very pretty mare, owned by Mr. J. L. Bodlne, of Middletown. N. Y., was tho favorite at the odds of 10 to 0 over all the other*. She won the race in the easiest Imaginable style In two heats. Tho 2:32 purse had six startors. C. Olckerman's bay gelding Harry Spanker, tho favorite nt long odds, cap tured it without effort in three straight heats. Peter Manee's buy gelding Harry Irving took second money, and A. Hopkins' brown muro Sully Muck third pre mium. snouxT. Dkkrfoot Park, Pakkvillb, L. L?Second Day or Tin: Sl'KMfO TKmTTINO MEETING, WKU.NK8DAY, MAY 17, 1870.?l'urso $160, lor horses tbut bad never beaten 2:45, milo heats, three in five. In harness; #S0 to tho first, $50 to tbe second and $20 to the thir4 horse. J. I j. llodiuc's b. m. Lady Mills 1 1 J. B. Jarvi*' br. m. Moltie Barker 2 dis. A. Hopkins' br. g. Colonel 3 dis. W. 11. Thorns' ta. g. Jack dis. M. 11. Whipple's ch. g. Silas dr. TIME. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 41 % 1:23 2:47tf Second heat 40 1:18 2:38>4 Same 1>ay.?l'urse $260. lor horses that bad uovor boaten 2:32, mile heats, three in live, iti harness; $140 ! to tbo first. $80 to tho second, $30 to tbe third. | C. IMukernmu's b. g. hurry Spanker Ill P. Maneo's U g. Harry Irvinit 2 2 2 A. Hopkins' br. m. Sully Mack 3 3 4 C. Seugrave's h. g. Clothesline. tl 6 3 O. Walker's br. m. Lady Annie 4 4 5 W. Hock' tt's b. g. Jerico 5 0 0 J. Loomis' ch. m. Lizzie Adams dis. George Gilbert's ch. g. Harry Gilbert dr. M. h. Whipple's br. in. Fanuy Lylo dr. TIMK. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 38 1:10 2:34j? Second heat 39 l:15>a 2:30'^ Third boat 39 1:16 2:85)2 RACING AT MYSTIC PAIIK. Boston, Mass., May 17, 1876. At Mystic Park to-day a race was trotted for horses In the2:35 cluss lor a purse of $300. The following is a summary of tho race:? 8. m. Lady Foxle 2 3 12 11 B. m. Nellie 1 1 7 0 0 3 Ch. s. Cassias Prinoe 8 2 2 1 2 2 G. g. Ned 3 7 5 6 3ro G. hi. Lady Daggett 4 4 3 4 4 r o G. g. Gray Dick 0 0 4 3 6ro B. m. Hose StanUish 5 6 0 dr. G. g. James Fisk 7 8 dr. Time, 2:32?2:33- 2:33?2:34?2:3o. NATIONAL JOCKEY CLUB. Washuioto*, D. C., May 17, 1870. Tho inangural mooting of tbe National Jockey Club ha* been farther postponed on account of tho weather. It la expected, however, that tho races will come off to-morrow. ENGLISH "TOUTS." THE NEWMARKET JOCKEY CLUB MEMORIALIZED BY OWNERS AND TRAINEES TO BtJPPBESS j TUEM. ' Tho Newmarket Jockey Club, oa tho 3d Inst., was memorialized by twenty-eight owners uud trainers on tbo subject ol tho aystern of touting horses now in vogue at tbat groat English racing centrc. Tbo spert Ing press ol London are somewhat concerned regarding tbo petition, and in tbe majority of instances discuss and denounce it Says tbo Uporltman, rtth insL :? Tbe potitiou was presented on bubal! of tb? aggrieved j onos by Priuco Uuitliyauy. and, at tbo suggestion of Admiral Hons, the question was referred to tbtt cum mitteo recently appointed to revise tbe rules ot racing, so that it will bo taken Into consideration by Lord Koso bery. Loru Hurdwicke, Lora Hurtington, Admiral Kouh, Sir John Astley, General l'ool, Mr. Payne and Mr. Chaplin. Tbe uaines ot noue ol tbo above are attached to tbo memorial; indeed, tbo owuers in tbe list are low hi number, nnd not by any means a representative body, though the loading southern trainers have ap e ended their signatures. The names of the northern rigadc are conspicuous by their absence. Those whoso business it will be to attend to tbe prayer of tue memorialists ought first to disabuse their ! minds ot the statement tnado tnaf tbo published in- ; formation is obtained in an illegal manner. The fact ia j thai the suborning ol servants aud apprentices to violnto their masters' secrets is never resorted to by ; tbe ordinary correspondents of tbo newspapers, who ; report merely upon what couics under their personal observation, anu any visitor 10 Newmarket Heath has thfe same facilities for judging of tho Illness and health : of the horses as tho resident horsfi-watchers. There is , no doubt that tbo iniormation is oagerly sought alter j by the public, and, in a gcnoral way, owners ol horses do not object to it, because, whether they race for i honors or prollt, it cuts Kith ways. That the publica tion of tbe doings it training quarters is calculated to corrupt and demoralize is alisurd, and it Is equally fal lacious to suppose that it leads to a destruction ol con fidence between tho employer and employed. It is nevor sought to pry into results ot privato trials; in deed, at most placcB those can take place without Ibe cognizance or knowledge of any one except- i lug those Immediately interested, and it Is iroin them tbat tho news emanates, for II a great spin takes place at Newmarkot any morning the result ol it is common property tn London with in a very few hours, and in nine cases' out of ten tho touts are In no way responsible for the circulation ol' the reports, while the information never comes from those associated with newspapers. Mrs. John Scott always welcomed the appcarance of a tout on Lanston Wold, becauso she suspected his presence there ludicatod a good horse at Malton. ll is suspccted tbat some ol tbe ; owners and trainers who have sigued the petition would be very glad If they had horses worth touting; but it Is not worth while thinking that, so far as the publication ol legitimate news is concerncd, the me morial will have any cileci, and so long as the work done by horses can be seen Irom the highway, H is not likely tbat the public will be denied a description of ; lntonnatlon tbat Is much sought alter and highly ap preciated. Prompt intervention may be required to do away with come of the turl abuses, but it is lair to maintain that no harm is done to the best interests of tho turf by the mere tiublication of training Intelli gence. 01 lute the Jockey Club have become very strict as to watching horses, and thnso who have becu caught on tne llenth during prohibited hours havo been "warned off" tho estates of tbo turf sctiute; but it seems absurd to attempt tbe stop page ol Information obtained in it proper manner. * * * Tho general opinion at Newmarket during tbo past few days has been that this retition will sbaro tbe late ot that ol lSCti, and wrti fail to enlist tbe .lockoy Club as antagonists of the public. We speak with somo authority in affirming that tho spurting press was never, at any previous time, conducted with greater lalruess and decency than it is at present. It is tho servant ot the owners and trainers ns well as of tho public, and, on tho whole, periorms willlug, laiuilul and coinpeiout service. Sucn a memorial is iittlo bet ter than asking the press to tacrittco tbe luterosts j of the public, which it will never do. Ami as tho Irlend ol all parties, we would ask the memorialists to reconsider their appeal bulore tbe Jockey Club can have tune to side with oither disputant. Suppose, however, tho training r< ports iu the were to bo discontinued?which is not at all likely to happen?und the public wi-ro to Insist upon being supplied Willi training re> ports, how wouid the matter then stand ? Is It not a fact that theso reports, now circulated in tlie light of day and under the supervision ot men who know tho value ol wholesomo reticence, would pass, surrepti tiously, from hand to band, that trials would bo given in full, and that tho clean stream of uews would be pervert) d from Its wholesome bed und made to run In dirty ways if tbe memorialists and the Jtiekoy Club desire td call into existence a crowd of sporting Paul Pry a?touting lshmacls?whoco band would be agalust i every mau, and every man's hand against them, they will persevere in this uncalled lor and mlntudged agita tion; hut if they thluk with us that ol two evils It Is better to chouse the leaser, they will quietly permit ilia memorial to slide ant of sight as a thing got up during a period ot temporary excitement. The wisest thing to do with tho potltion will be to strangle it. * ENGLISH TIMING. Tho Hkualo's London cabl* correspondence re cently potuted out tho absurd manner In which the publlahed time of English racos ia taken, aud now It I seems the Londoe sporting joaraaia we beginning to realixe the lack of geaeral oorrectoeea 1* meh fjporta Says lb* Sporting Timet, 8th last, relative W I*J* trareb'a victory in the Two Thousand MimIH Wo protest against tho "time" Chat is given ia the ?arioas newspapers as that ill which races are rua as being "official. " It ia out official, but la takes by the agent ol a London tradesman lor the sole purpose ot obtaining a cheap advertisement. Tbe-mockery of tho tb.nif we have alrea.iy shown. We now do it again. Petrarch is said to have been lm. 62s. In covering tho Rowley Mite (one milo and seventeen yard*;, the pace of which was deecrioed as being a "cracker." At> surd! Oalopm covered the distance ia tea seconds lens. The humbug of the whole thiag is made appar ent by the fact that Mr. LittieOeld, who was at the start tag poet, and Mr. tfanlord, who was opposite the Judge, working, together, made the tiino lm. 47a, and their Scores ar? corroborated in other ways With the Americans time is everything, and on no system can it be iskea prop erly other than by that mentioned above, vir, a man at the starting poet and another at the winning post Benson's chronograph is. without doubt, a most perfect instrument, but bo far aa racing Is ooaoerued it is made to play some laany pranks. F?TRAUCH*8 DAM. Mr. Spencer, who bred Petrarch, the winner ol the Two Thousand Guineas, bought Laura, his dam, says the London Sporting Timet, Oth Hist, for twenly-flve sovereigns, and. such is the uncertainty in horse breeding, ihat her first toal, though an own sister to LumiioB, was worthless and useless even for a hack. LUCKY LUKE. The anonymous gift of ?000 to Luke, the rider of Petrarch in the Two Thousand Guineas, before noticed in the Hrrald, calls forth tho following from tho Lon don Sporting Timet, 0th mat. Lnko. the rider of Petrarch, received by post yester, day morning, aiionymously, Ave notes of ?100 each. Much is Luke. Uut where are Matthew, Mark nod Johhf THE NATIONAL GAME. Boston, May 17,18781 In the game of base ball to-day between the Hartford! and tho Bostons, the laltor were defeated by a score oi 8 to 3. BASE BALL NOTES. Tho HutualB play the Aiblotics on the Union Graundf this afternoon. Owing to tho fact of iuith<? an< Hicks being badly I id u rod the Mutual swill play t hi pitcher and catcher of a prominent a ma tear club If this game. Tu.morrow tho Arlington* go to Patersoa to play tlM Olympics. They will leave the foot ol Chambers street at hall-past twelve. Saturday the Nameless, of Brooklyn, go toKaeton, Pa , whero they will play the Lafayette College atae i| the nflernoon. On the same day itiu lirooklya dab will play the Rosolutes at Elizabeth, X. J. THE O'LEARY-SCHMEiT WALK. Sax Francisco, May 18, 1878. At Ave minutes to eight o'clock this evening O'Lear^ completed his 167th milo, and Schuel 128. The lattci was apparent y weakening. ATHLETIC ENTERTAINMENTS. This afternoon at Rill's 1 heatre the well knowa light weight boxer Patsy Hogan and Seddons' Mouse will ?et-to with the gloves to decide a wagor. As both ara likely to be in good tlx tho teat promises be of a de termined and interesting character. Other boxers ot repute will nlso appear. Nod Mal'ahan's friends have tendorcd him a compli mentary beuoQt this evoningat Mnsonio Hall. Malta han will wind up with Cliuries Molter, the Gorman athlete. There will bo Gruico-Roinan and collar and elbow wrestling. LIGHT WEIGHT WilESTLING MATCH. Nkw Yokk, May 18, 1878. To thb Editor or tub Herald:? , The undorsigued, having arranged all of the pre* llmlnaries consequent upon the challenge and accopt" auco for a wrestling match, alroady noticed in youf columns, have accepted the proposition of W. H. Woodley, manager Parisian Varieties, and will com" liii nca the contest at that place, Sixteenth street and Broadway, on Monday evening, May 22, and continue during tho week. Respoctfuily, WILLIAM J. AUSTIN, Light Weight Champion Wrostler of America. M. LU01KN" MAKO, Light Weight Champion Wrostler of Paris, France. THE CHAMPION BADGE. The Jamaica Rod and Ride Association have two handsome gold badges to be shot for this season, the competitions for ono to occur weekly and thoso for tho other monthly. Tho former is to become the property of tho member winning it tho grcatost number of times; the latter of the member who shall win it throe times during the season. Tho object ol' weekly compe tition, known as tho "Cnallongo" badge, lias already been won twice?onco by Mr. (Jeorgo A. Hicks and onco liy Counsellor Fleming. The "Chan*, pion" badge was shot lor lor tho llrst timo yesterday afternoon, on tho association grounds, at Jamaica; dis? tanco, *200 yards; ten shots each; possible score, 5ft. The badge'is a vory handsome oue, ot gold and on natnel, set with diamonds. It was won yesterday i>y William S. Cogswell, against twelve competitors, with a score of 41. Tho next higbost sooro was 40, made by C. J. Stewart THE BCHUET Z ENFEST. Yesterday was the second day of tbe Schuctzenfest at Greeuviile Park, In Jersey City. Tbe attendance was not as targe as 011 previous seasons, but the shooting was spirited and closed at nix o'clock. The prices were distributed In the owning, alter which there was a closing hop and summer night's festival. THE DAILY COACH. Colonel Knne's public coach to New Rocholle and back is daily growing in greater popularity. Every morning there Is a largo crowd In front and about the Brunswick Hotel awaiting its departure, and satlsfao tlon Is expressod on all sides at the success of tbe ex? porlmont. The weather yostorday was quite un? promising. There was a chilly atmosphoie and indica tion of ruin, yot every seat on top was oci'upled, half tbo number being ladles. Just ns the clook pointed to hall-past ton tho word was glveu ,l?y tbo skilled whip, the load ers' heads let go, ami the coach rattled up Filth ave> nae, while tho horn nag out morruy the notes of departure. The sightseers are not only to be found at the sturtiug point, but they are posted all tho wuy up the avonuo to the Park, at the entrance ol which score! oougrevate 111 carriages to witness tho coach pans that way. Tho trip is made ou timo each day, and Iron) tin number of passengers that are booked at tho Uruns wick there is tho best possible evidence that Colonel Kane wtll have plenty of company during tbe coacbinf season. THE BERGEN HILL EXPLOSION. Another mooting of tho owners of property da? aged by the recent rendrock explosion pn Bergen Btl was held on Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. He|iponheimor. A letter was read from Mayor Sledler, embodying tho opinion of Corporation Counsel Abbetl to tbo effect that tbe city is not linble for the damagl sustained by tho explosion. Alter a discussion, in which several gentlemen took part, the following rest* lution was unanimously adoptol:? Resolved, Tlmt It is tbo tense of this meeting that tin RearC ?fl ire <?t<mmis?i?ners have been irr?i??iy derelict .a their ibitien In tbht they granted permission to one McAi* drew*. In the employ <?f tne Delaware, I.neWawanna an 4 Western Railroad Company, to store a Jimiied nusntity ?, explosive materials iu our mUlst with certain restrictions umt afterward took no pains to mo whether Uu lulfllied hll purt or the contract or not, and whien tho recent examina> Hons show lie systematically violated in every particular, ami we hereby ceaturr the Hoard of Mr* 'lossauealeaers lot the neglect of doty vulch led to this disaster. A comnntteo consisting of Messrs. Heppenbetmer, Collerd. llamblin, Uaminersohlsg and Mtoonken was appoiiitoil to oonault tbe best legal authority obtainable and re|Mirt at the noxt meeting. Sufficient funds were subscribed and placed in tho hands of tbo treasnrof lor that purpose. A mootiug or Hobokeu sufferers by the reeent explo sion was hold Isst night atOlto Cottage. Mr. McCloskey stated that his losses amounted to upward of $400, and lie intended to send Ills bills for mnuding windows, broken ceilings, *c., to the Delaware, l.ackawnnns and Weateru Railroad Company. Inflammatory speeches against the railroad comuany vers made nnd wore greatly applauded. It wai said thai 162 suns lor damages were about being brought against the company. Ths suits lor amounts under $100 are being brought IS justice*' courts, while those above that amount aro eominouced in tho Circuit Court. Tho mnetiug was tho wcond one, and in all probability tbo last, as iiio matter will now bo carried on by the lawyers. Tho damage la Hobo ken is estimated at $8,000. PROBABLE HOMICIDE IN JERSEY, Julius tftchols, a barber, and Henry Markstcln wort brought beiore Justice Keese. in the First District Court at Jersey City, on the charge of inflicting in* Juries that are likely to prove fatal on Frank Hoe lira, In Jacob Wagner's siloon, on Orovo street. Boohm entered tho saloon last Monday night and was enticed by tbe prisoners to drink. When ho Wis about to leave tiioy called him book, but he derltnod to remain longer. Xichols thereupon tripped inm, and he tell. Wbtie he waa prostrate Mark stem burled a lager beer keg on bis head. He Stag gered to Ills homo, with ins head greatly swollen and covered with blwxL The hemorrhage from bis nose and mouth waa so copious that two physicians were oalled in and they had great difficulty In checking IL i.ast evening his condition was so sorions iliat it was foared he would not survive during the night. Tho |>rlWM(Vi are held to await tho mill of Bootes's uyartsa 1

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