Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 22, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 22, 1876 Page 5
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THE LfflDOH ACADEMY. ? General Review of the Exhibition. Pietora by Imerifin Artists and Other Notable Works. Contributions by Boughton, Hennessey, Fisher and Miss Lea. CHARACTER OF THE PRODUCTIONS. I-osnos, May \ 187?. Conapicooua am on ft tbe pictures to b? teen this jroar at the Royal Academy la the "Dapbnepharla," by Frederick Leigbton. Covering a eanvaa of more than eighteen feet, noblo la design, treatment aad execu lion, tbla painting la a very remarkable oae. Tho icone, aa tho name Indicate*, is classical?a triumphal procession celebratod evsry ninth year at Theues, in honor of Apollo, to commemorate a victory or tba fbebana over the Avoluus, tf true. The leader (Oapbnephorua, tho laurel hearer), n yoathfnt prleat, la long wbtte robes, stands somewhat apart, clasping bia votive ottering to the god. following him are naked boya, bearing symbolic trophies and tripods, children and grand female tlgurea chanting tbe hymn to Apollo, the women in attitude* or bold gtooo, in all tho abandonment or rallgloiu and artistic enthusiasm, crowned with laurel wreaths, sweet throated, open mouthed em passioned with the inspiration or song. AH these Iguroa, boldly outlined on a background or tbe dark, rugged trunks ol a row or elm trees, relieved by a ?ott fringe of green nnderbrnsh, glimpses ora southern ?ky visible beyond, in contract with long, undulating waves or fleece-wbito clouds. No Rngliah artist occtt ploa a prouder position than *?. i.kiqutox. Bit carter baa been truly admirable. All the resources of art which can be commanded by tho most eager pur ?alt and patient investigation of the secrets or nuturo he commands; aa draughtsman and colorist be Is un rivalled. The only fault which tho best critics have had to And with him is, Indeed, a grave one?that he lacka tho high poetic Inspiration?tbe Promethean lire, best named perhaps soul, which charms, despite all technical defects, :ind for the lack or which tho most luperb execution caunot alone, lils pictures, always ad mirable and always lo'ty In aim, bavo sometimes been . cold, wantinr the sympathetic attractiveness ol genius. But this is not true or this great "Dapbnepharla." Caught up by a lyrlcul enthusiasm into tho purest Bther of Inspiration, the artist has exceeded himself, and has produced a work which should crown his name with immortality. The namo or this Tbelmn fw tival, and of the noble painting which carries us back (rotn our tumultuous and prosaic a^e to that grand nod remote era or tho yoivg world, DArilKKNlARIA, was derived from the laurel branches carried by those who took part in the festival, tho laurel, as la well known, or rather the bay, being sacred to Apollo. Next to Leigbton's picture Is hung the "AlOIKSCK AT ACHIITA's," by Altna-Tadenm, a famous Belgian artist, who now for ?any years has been residing in ixmdon. This also Is one of the great pictures or the exhibition. It is a small interior, showing a procession descending tbe palace steps to suek an intcrviuw with King Agrippa. But how suporb is the coloring; how llle-liko the action of the figures; how absolute in perfection the m:nutest uotails and consummate wholol The grand statue, Handing upon Its pedestal at the entrance to the palace; tbe two tlgurej beneath, absorbed in their idle merriment; the figures within, bending In reverent awe at the approach of the long line of courtiers or Suppliants; tho swaying movement and groupiug of the procession; tbe tossolated floors; the ornaments upon tbo walls; what vorlty and charm alike In the actors of the drama and In the architectural sotting in which they are seen; what life!?the seal or true art, which Ma only be giveu by tbo hand of a great artist. This picture, by the way, demands explanation. TIIK TKLATMKXT OF THE SUHJKCT to somewhat obscure. On? is left iu doubt as to whether It is Agrippa hlmsnir who heads the pro cession, or whether suppliants of his power are seek lug tbe audience chamber or the great Konarcb, and what Is the characters or these suppliants or conrttera. It would not add to the perfoction or tbo picture, but Blight to our enjoyment of It, to have the suggested drama more distinctly Indicated. Alma-Tadcma exhibits also a very ramous picture which created a groat sensation tome years ago in Paris, hla wall known and admired CI.ROPATKA. Small, bat rarely exquisite, nothing can exceed tho ?uporb beauty of this impersonation of tba voluptuous Oriental Queen. It la a hair figure only, tbe bead and hast alone being visible. 8be rests upon a pillow, her head softly reclined, the night black hair drawn up from tho white throat, the dark subtle eyes dream log unutterable dreams; the bare, stately arms clsspcd by aerpenirlike bracelets; a panther akla drawn np over the bare breast, thus she reclines in hor superb beauty, wily and laiurlous; a woman for whom tbo greatest soldier In tbe world might well have sacrificed the world and his owa lire?tbo Cleopatra ot history the Cleopatra or Shakespeare. Tho exhibition baa no more superb pieo or painting than this to show. Among the pictures that attract most attention In tbo Boyal Academy tbia year la "Tue Widower," by L. Fildea. Bore we have a pathetic scene or J bumblo but tragic grter, a poor peassnt's cottage, be reaved or the mtnistenng angel of tbe family, tbe mother und wilo. All is desolation, all piteous decay, i rbe poor rather, in bis rough workman's garb, w holding In bia arms liia dying child; one (title cold hand is pressed to bis lips; bis tearful eyes brood over the pal lid, drooping lace. Near by stands tbe eldest girl tear ful and despondent, Conscious of iho solemn pressors brooding in ber stricken home, da the floor sport the younger children, In the thoughtless happiness of In fancy, ono drinking a bowi of nnlk, the pot dog eating solemnly by, watching every movement with crave la tensity, while through the open window l? seen a glimpse of tho tranquil hesutv sf nature, the green trees and clambering vine* with which the rude cottags is environed and beaatifted Totally tree from exaggeration, simple and noble m i treatment, there is a world of sentiment in this heautl- i lit I picture. The figure of tho peasant, with his dying i Child clasped in his arms, is grandly tragical M Pi Idea, although quite a young man, has already woti I listioction; but the "Widower" Is greatly in advance of I my thing he bas hitherto accomplished, an.1 bas added i enormously to his reputation. As a picture, however I It would have been better hail tbe artist entirely omitted I lb- group ol children on the left, and nnly retained tbe father, child and girl stsnding behind. "at death's oonn" i fry H. Herkomer, Is another admirable picture, like tho ' "Widower," in mis, that It la particularly suggestive and tells with simple pMhos a story of huraolo gricl. In a I lonely old house, iti a wild Alpine pas>?, fotno soul be loved bv all, Is nppri'a'hiag life's last solemn hour, f Through au open w ittdow a fen-ale figure can bo seen i kneeling at an ora:nry in prayer. A group ol peasants j ire kneeling mn.-Wc the house, with their lichtod tapers and sacrlllces, ft bile slowly two priests a^ccnd the steep, rocky path, bearing tno Viaticum, the lust I laorament, with ft hicii the parting soul i? rupposed to Os winged in Ha heavenly fligut. The wtid and s?mbro sublimity of Alpino scenery is admirably rendered in ' ?ls picture, and there is a world of so :gc*tlveness in 1 Iho treatment. "ATAIMSTA's K.TIt." y ? ? "oyntts, la a Ann painting?in sire, subject and I treatment heroic. Tbn moment seised by the palmer la that In which Atulnnta pauses la her light-touted j course an* stoops to pick up Iho golden prize, hi* the : ?ale or wntcn she m to lose her crown ot virginhood. ..if 1 .1 * ?P,*D<lld figure or marvellous grace, hair : f'oatlog drapery, with small, firm feet, soarco *? 'ton?11 *he earth. With one apple already j ' hur sbe stoops over tho : ,nhia pursuit, Is 1 thlrt> npon which bis life mid j Jy g.0<^** 0' *?." "ult Spends. Outside the arena. In vbico mot* central figure* mh so utrikinflr *r<mi>?ift :l.*dnd.wkw3r mV",""- w,,h &JMSH52;1 tod awkward at t untie*. cazlrji: with m ! mresi upon Um sccoe. iho coloring it fine u16 urnw jig ol the figures admirable, tbo scene i ihm ai ?-lth he keen wind ol Imagination. * . "T"* ?*TtirSKKS." ?y Va'- Prlnsep, deserves also more than iiaasinu sunt.cn. A group of g.rlS |U p.,:t?re?,uo 1 iosiunie,aro walking leisurely to their homes, w?, h tarrying ber burden of treslily bleached linen. Tbe iUIsmo, on which tbey stand, is smooth snd bare- th? thy, over tbeir beads, a lender ?iay, with sirvaka H gold opening np tll^rir>r tow on too horizon. ana dragon shooed Moods brooding over the mil tope. There Is a wont er talobarm In tbe ?reai?eniandBentlment?riWeedmir. ?? to more than tho pa?iag centemplaueu which cun be nffnrJed on a Brit inspection ?fj***' ? collection Amou<'.H-? all DcM is man boaut.ful limn a luvelv Kngltsb scene by W. H. Millsis, "OHS* TUU IUU Attn FAR AWAY. Id the foreground, In tU? low. swampy ground, soft ?raises and sedges are tenderly blown by the *onta wind laden Willi swiftly gathering April showers. The bac kground opeu* up a panorama or sunlighted n??un Imiis crested with the Uttu glory of a bulf dissolving rainbow- the whole earth it tremulous. filled with tuo raiuure ol i!ie golden splendor* descending Iroui on h*t" The sttnoapbere and many oC the "ffec's of shilling ova?e?c??t hues are marvelloua. Mr. Millais bail ai?o several admirable portraits In tha exhibition, esnecially thai of Lord Lyttou, the pnutent \ iceroy ot India, a t/ulv ooblc jiortniK. In tho artist's bfit style. , mm amkhica* aetistk, slthcngh lew In uumbar, are well represented. Mr. ISougMoD, who lias received the high compliment of brine elect-dan Academician, exhibits a lovely land scape. "The t'-inturbury I'ligr.ms," in which 't^ rlpe beauties of Knglish icenery are reproduAd with a subtle delicacr and still with which lew even of the best Knglish artists can vie. Ilia portrait of Master iiraham PMtrt." eon of one of the distinguished acade micians, In a Bute* costume ol the seventeenth cen tury is alio wonderfully vivid and lifelike. MR. HIWSWtallT exhibits two pictures, both view* of peassnt life In Normondy, aud IkjIIi pleasing and well ? Mav Pay tu/tie, .hows the betrothal of ? yuunr couple?a sailor laa and the villnge '"'""tJ "JM the spring Mine of the year, aud is remarkably beau "uf Fisher, who hns studied in tho Fronch school and wade a great success as a painter of aaimala, baa in this cxhlbitiou two admirable p?lutlnga-oo?, Th? Scotch ?IllsIda," full of life and atmosphere; the we ond. "On tho Cam," a fine study ot cattle. Mr. Uel nucK has contributed t? tho eolleetion a very charming interior. "The Broken Poll," representing ene of tho tragedies of the pursery?a child lull of grace and beauty mourning over her shattered idol. *ISH a. X. LRA. from New York, now a student of art In London, baa achieved a success and created a sensation of which ail Americans may be proud. Miss I*a came to Knjr land some three year* ago quite unheralded, but at once through her merit alone, commanded attention. The vory first picture which she sent to the Academy was accepted, a complltnout which has seldom jseeu Daid to au unknown artist, even among tho^o who have alter ward gained high distinction But these Arnerl cm eirls hare a way of making their way wherever they appear. This year Mine Leu contributes three nlotures, all ol thein ol unusual bcuuly and power, so remarkable. Indeed, that we cau without loar predict that this young urtlst has a groat career belore her, and will win a nigh place in the temple of lame. "THK Ult)l!(U rt.ACB'' is tho picture of a motbor with hall naked child clapped Id her arms, standing watchful and eager in the green covert of a wood. The figures, ure well drawn, strong und vigorous, instinct with life; the coloring Is rich, in the whole painting is teen iho strong band of a true nrtlst one who has already gained *reut mastery of tlio resources ol which it must be bis highest aim to com mand, But why nas not Miss Lea giveu u* tho story of ! ?r "hldine place?" Where a scene Is so dramatic wo nuturnllv desire to have some account or tbo drama portrayed. W ho m Ibis mother orou. hlng in the green wood/ By what danger is (be menacedT W hy has she tied to ihls hiadeu haunt r A low lines In the rnla ln"iio indicating the scene lu tho artist ? mind would not have added to the bcaoty of tho piciore but would distinctly liftve added to the Interest or the beholders In studying it. A OtRU WITH DOVKS. A softly lovely figure In the earliest dawn of maiden hood sporting "with her white-winged Uoves, the two accepted types of purity, U a charming plcturo of youth and beauty and Innocence, although It w somewhat more conventloiul than "The Hiding 1 lace. In -Miranda and Ferdinand," Miss Lta'e third contribu tion she displays again some force and dramatic power but she "has made the face or Miranda by no uicins nilractive. She has shown these ideal nnd typi cal lovers at the moment of Miranda's appeal, us sho endeavors to release her lover, by herself perlormtng it, (ruin the seemingly degrading task which has been tm poced upon him by his mysterious lather:? It would become ino A? well ?? It doe* you; and I sbonld Oo it With much more for my good will is to do It, And your* it 1* She has ror some InecrntaWe r?ason, which It remains lor the artist to explain, Ferdinand In armor. As Pordlnanl was washed ashoro in tho clothes ho woro ou board ship, snd us Shakespeare makes no mention o? amor, Hw not likely lhat be woold have adopted armor as a costume suitable ror carrying logs or wood. Miranda in pale groen, with golden hair and tender, passionate face, leans eagerly forward, almost resting upon his breast as she endeavors to wrest them from him. Tbo figures are well drawn, und the scene Is in a hlirh degree poetic and dramatic, but it is so incor rect in detail, when It was so easy td be correct, that one is more or less prejudiced sgainsl It. In any xxuiamox or MonitRX taint*** we do not look to Uud more than a few or what may bo termed treat pictures. But, ou the other nand, a technical kuowledge ol'art ar.d fine culture is now so wtdelv spread thai it is uot surprising that there shuiild be a great n 11 tuber of pleasing and truly admirable works representing almost every style ol art; landscapes reproducing in varied aspect all kinds ol natural scenery domestic dramas, historical and Ideal dramas "tones of love and death, ol grief and joy-pictures as varied as life Itself, but ah alike In one quality, all possessing the charm which helon? P"c"'?arly toa work ol art?the effluences iiurarted ui each fair < rea Uon of the jnmd hy self dedication and consecrated Utor?pictures which it is pleasant to linger over and seems ungratelul 10 pats without comment. AlinoBt at random let me note down a lew ol theset? Mid) in iou >? by Hamilton Jackson, a ugure ,of claesicul beautv Ivlne pslo In the moonlight, drinking in at onco io've n?ifl death; ??Sitting Up Again. ' tho loveliest o sweet children, still pale with her illnoss, but won taLTk to life again, sitting np In her little chair, her lap lull ol dxisies and a whole heaven of the I we and ten deruess with which she Is cherished reflected lu her eyes. ,, "miss mscBntr,' bv Miss M llrooks; a splendid child, with wide gray ?Ves uud a basket of llowerd at her leet, rilling an applo tree to add to her treasures. "CllKCKMATK." A boy playing cbo?s with his grandfather, the young, eager lace triumphant ss he proclaims the doleal of the aniaaed old man. "TOK rKiscrss." A picture full of high promise, by J. C. Hollmsn, Illus trating Tennyson's poem?tho fair recluse seuled at the table covered with charts and heavy tomes, two pun thers'wreathed with Dowers crouching at her leol, while bhe dreams lior great dream, ol how To lift the woman's fallen divinity t'ponian even p-destal with man. "A STORM AT SEA." The wild turmoil of the elements wntched from a quiet room by a happy lamily and seen only rellocted in their intent laces. "THK SHirWKKCTt." Tbo dreadful scone transpiring depleted only In the wild laces and torrilicd attitudes of the awo-strickon peas ants, thronging through the wild itorm to tho wharf; and a host of others. lieoldedly the right thing to say of tkts exhibition la that it is below the avcruge standard or oxcolJcnco, poor and commonplace. This is what Is said every I year. According to tho record of the newspapers Kng Itsh art is languishing in a slow decline. Uut 1 do not believe this to be a true record, l'bere ftrb many rea sons that nattirallv prevent the Academy from being ? popular. The largo uumber of artists whose pictures I arc rejected rulse a clamor ef complaint, which makes i ttsell leli. Then the commitlee have laid themsolves ' open to the charge of being old fogies, preferring con ! ventionsl propriety and technioal execution to the i nobler qualities of Imagination and originality. They | have done thts by rejecting the earlv efforts of their most original painters?the fact remaining that several I of the greatest artist* ol Kngland, and certainly the sroaiesi of our American arnsis, refuse upon this ae ! count to send Iheir pictures to tlie exhtblttou. T1IK ACADSMT. But In spite\of all these delects and shortcomings tho Academy is a great Institution, and the yearly ex hibition will alwys be of profound lutcrent and an enormous benefit to art. It Is a stimulus to the artists: U shows lbs public what progress has been made and what work accomplished in tho courno of the tear. A collection containing such paintings as I?eighton and Alma-Tailemn have contributed, growing up from a basis of so many admirable it interior works, must be regarded as an honor to any naiioo. FINE AUTS IN NEW YORK. BZKIBltlOK OF PICTCRBH 10B THB BENEFIT OF TUB PXABOUT ItOMK. On Sntnrday evening a reception wae given at the ml donee of Mr. A. Snider Pellegrini, No. 14 Clinton placo, ! the occasion be:n? the opening of hla prlvute gallery to ] the public lor tbe benefit 01 the Peabodr Home. Mr. 1 Pellegrini haa been an cxieusive collector ol old aa well aa modern picture*, and be numbers among the g'.'inj of his coili-'-tton dratviuga and paintings ol ??me or ilia great mastera of the world. Two gronpa ut Leads by Rembrandt. one by Kubeus. a TiiiAii and Veronese, en example ol Ttntoretta, ol hoih Tonicrn, of Knyaduol, Nlcolis Paus-ln, Cnido -Ileal, some ? ??-in< klcotr.bea In red chalk and oilier material* mid other* oil painting?1. Among the work- ol more modern ton-tors are ibree l>y Ary >chaffer, a drawing by Chaplin, !<>ur landscape* of ( arot and example ol Diax, Carelua, Duron, Pwri4, fortuity, Ueronie, I.alanno, llui.rl, Picon, Pits, Kouaaeau, Komney, Troy on. Hor.ce Vernet. tVlllems, Verboecklmven and many others. The exhibition will laat several wet-aa, and the worthy < olyn i lor winch it la given should luiise the rouma to b>- always Ailed with tb>>sv wtio wi-h to a d one ol the , mon Worthy ol our charitable inattiutiona, which l? de pendent lor lis support almoin entirely on a .syn.pa- 1 tlietlo pnb.Jn. The unllery is In ilsell nn unufiit.1 attrsc tlou and Is made doubly *o irotn ll:e pro-tat benevolent object ot iu owner. j GOSSIP FROM TIIK UTfOIOB AND O AT T T'KIKR. The approach of aumrrior always battle efle?-t of ' emptying me atudloa, and ih's spring, after a busy but unproii table winter, the artists *eeu. more e^ger than usual i? begin their Bummer ramb'ttk t!l ant Magratb, one of the t.o\ily elected member* j or tli<- Academy, atarta in the R >ihnin, u luc!i sails on ! We>!ir< 'Uy lor Kiirope. II ? will return in October. I John i. ilnuear will, on Saturday, aail tu the tiff? man Hteamer He ?l 1 remain abroad, probably In Munich, for at least n year Constant Mayer haa gone to Fracra, and will rotarn j In the inil. Mica M. Stone left New York about a fortnight ago, and will spend several rnontlia In Parts and Rntuiny. ! J. J, Barrow haa already commenced his lumncr sketching at Slieneatelea, N. Y. a B. Coman la at present tb? gacst of Mn, J, j McFntee Dillon, of Ron drat, on ib? Hadsoa, bit will f next week leave lor Waternlle. Dr. W. F. Clerck will in % lew weeks begin bit sketch In* an J salmon fishing on tbe Grand River, Canada. <5. K. Haswell, the young artist wboco carelulljr ' palmed studies of pa mo In (bo present exhibition at the Academy have attracted much ultvnlion, will itert 10 a lew 'lavs lor tho While Mountain.''. William Hurt i* 1*11II In lit* studio and la at present engugeU ,u retouching "The Lost Gleam.'* His latest large work. "t'plaud Pasture," is completed, and be ban several email <au vases portraying charming little spots in r.aiure among his latest work.*. A. K. Bellows linn commenced a number of figure pictures, l>oili In oil and water colors, and ta preparing the fetches lor a picture In the same vein ae Ina "New Kngiand Sabbaih," with Ita elm troea embower ing tbo village street. Frank Waller, a disciple of the ruing school of ? brilliant coiorists, la at present ut work ou a scene on the Nile, with two llodouius in their gayly colored cos tumes resting among the mini ol sotno ancient bailding tovered with hieroglyphics. 1 he atmosphere ! of the whole picture is eloar and brilliant and har monize* with tbe swarthy complexioned Uguro*. .Mr. Waller has also on bla casnl several scenes from tbe vicinity or Cairo, ..tea, In various stages ol completion. [ Frost Johnson has commenced, among other pic . lures, o>:e ol a tlno looking monarch of the barnyard > 1 looking down with unbending dignity at a chicken Just | emerging from a shell. "Does Your Mammy Know I You're Out *" Is the cxpro<slvc title. j John Mulvanv is at present engaged In painting portraits, and will soon leave for the West to mako similes lor a new picture having lor Its motive the 1 lynch law of the fruntler. I Katnun de Kllanagu hod finished a pictnre ol Sjt&nlsh : life, ??The Flirtation," and has commenced several ' Americau scene.*?one of a littlo girl lighting au old : man's pipe in a country kitchen, and another rupro ] leuting a street scene, with an old violinist siirroundid ! by a group ol children wuUhing the pranks ol a mon key. An Andalusian scone, whero a young woman and lier lover are conversing through the bars of tho tall guio cl her garden, is also a newly commcuced work. il. T. Keiuharl is at present engaged III p'tinling por traits, one now ou bis easel being a halt length of Miss I 'Dispell, of this city, In a white silk evening dross. Tho | graceIul posn aud artuttlc arrangement of details mako j the work pleasiug as a picture, besides being au ad mirable portrait. W. K. Miller has Just finished a number of landscapes ! in pastel, and has commenced a view in Ulster couuty j j and one near Bergen, X. J., lu oil. J. Ogden Wood has completed a portrait of Com mo I dore Vanderbilt'ri "Smallhopes," and has been making ' ; stutiles ol others in the stable* ol the same gentleman, j John Tborpo Is paiuting groups ol cattle in meadows, | {.brooks and on tho hill sides. Some are painted in oil 1 and others in wator colors. He is one ol the best of ! our artists In water colors, and bis groups ol cuttle and ?beep arc uncommonly strorg aud eflecitve. Tho proposed plan for a grand exhibition of paint ings I rum private gallerieu at tbe Academy of Design and Metropolitan Art Musoum is favorably received by the owners ol nearly every collection in the city. Tho funds raised Irom the exhibition will be lor tbo* benefit of botU institutions, and II tlffise who do not care to lyive their pictures removed from their own galleries will open them ou certain days, as Mr. Belmont has generously ollercd to do, the result will be tbe grand est display of art which lias ever been made in this country. Tho exhibition cannot be oponcd before tho middlo'of Juno, as the present ono ol tho Academy does not close until the 31st ol May. A number of the leading artists of this and othor cities are organizing a society lor an annual ule of pictures, somewhat after tbo plan of tho Artists' Fund Society, but lor tbelr present benefit, Instead of the lllo insurance plan of that society, which Is fur tbe future support of their fami lies. Tho first of those sale* will take place under the direction of William H. Heard, and will be held at Miner's Art Galleries, No. 845 llroad way. the last of this or first of next month. If this proves a success tho nrtisia interested proposo to hold luture sales In March or April, All artists are to be Invited to contribute, but their work must reach a cer tain staudard, to bo decided by a council of elected members. Among the contributors to tne present sale aro A. Hierstadt, Kastmau Johnson, William H. Heard, James Heard, J. (?. Brown, J. W. Casilcur, James Jlart, Arthur I'arton. J. B. Bristol. M. F. H-. De Hum, ti. Column, George II. Story. K. W. I'erry, Filch, Soon tag, J. H. Flaeg, J.ambdin, Richardson, Hunt and others. A ROMANCE REVIVED. A DRAMA Or I.OYB, FOBTUNB AND MISFOBTUXB PROBABLY ENDS IN A TRAGEDY. [From tho Boston Herald, May 1ft] On tbe 23<1 of December, 1870, Detectives Wblttlor and Knox, of Cbarlottown, arrested Snranol F. An. draws on tbe claim that ho was a fugitive from Justice, bo being fonnd at tbe Charleslown Navy Yard, whither ho bad been Hint from Brooklyn, whore bo bad en listed lor three years in tho United States Navy. Tbo charge against Andrews was that he hod robbed, by a systematic eourso of embezzloment, Mrs. Antoinette Grtdley, in wboso sorvlco be waa employed as coach man, at llartford. At the time of bis arrest tbo writer ol this Interviewed Andrews at tbe station boose, and Irom lilin learned that Mrs. Grtdley was a widow, wbo was possessed of some $40,000 worth of property at the time Andrews came to her employ Irom Commo dore v underbill, about 184)6 or 1807. Tho family lived In llrst elasa style, and Andrews, as tiineworoou. be came quite a member of tho family, doiug much of tbe business. During the three or four years be was with theui the bouse was mortgaged, and Anally sacrificed, atd diamonds, picture*, watches, furniture, horses and carriages liau to be sold in order to meet the demands ot the household. Andrews had In tbe meantime become betrothed to Nelllo, Mrs. tiridley's daughter, iioth cvincing and possessing a great deal of allcction lor each olhur. Finally, when appearances could be kopt up no longer (according to Andrews' story), he entitled in tho navy, assigning one-balf bis pay lo Mrs. GrKUey and Nellie, lie lelt sure that tho Gridlcys bad no hand in tho prosecution of blm, and was nnxious to go lo Hartfotd and meet hit ac cusers, feeling Mire ot an acquittal. On tho other hand, parties interested in the prosecution gave a detailed ac count of his swindling operation*, averring that bo had told property lor much more than be relumed to the family, had made lalse accounts, had failed lo accouut for money, hud rendered false bills of ex|>eiitliiurc8and was so much beneath the lamlly that neither would ad mit him to terms or Intimacy,' much less suffer an en gagement of marriage. This story was disproved, bow ever, by the fact that a company of tiromen from Charlefctown, on a visit to Hartford, were entertained at Mrs. Gridley.'s long before the arrest, and that An drews was master of ceromnnio*. He went to Con necticut, and aller several delays and many endeavors to obtain a liVil, was Anally acquitted ot all the charges brought against htm, and then it was found that bono of them woro instituted by Mrs. tirldley or ber daughter. Not long alter he married Nellie, provided for her and lived happily with her until tbo time of her death, about two years ago. This winter he ramo to Button and established himself jb business (that of cleaning and rcuovatiug mnrble, granite, Ac., by a new process, ot hts invention.) Un tbe 17lb of April last be finished worn in somo houses in llosina, and the next morning he started irom the house of Mr. ilenry Cotton, in Chelsea, where ne boarded, to do aorno work In a bouse in Cambridge, aud has not since been seen, twicers and oilier iricnds in llartlord and elsewhere have been inquired of, but without success. He was o( good halms, industrious, owed no bills, in this vicinity al least, and had good prospects of success. Ho wore away a common suit of Aluthos, Tell hat, black over coat and look nothing ot value with him, all his per sonal effects still being at Mr. Cotton's. He had no ; money when lie left the house, but made nut bills to ! the amount ol some $7.S in the morning against parties | whose names are unknown lo Jtr. Cotton; but thai ' grntleman does noi believe he collected ih? money aud left, although thai is barely possible. On the morning ol his disappearance a man was either seen to fall Irom Prison Point Bridge into tbe water or heard to scream for help wtter railing, we are uncertain which. Ills possible tbat this was Aud rows, ttiongh, if so, his iiody bus not been lotiud. Mr. Andrews was at the time he disappeared negotiating the sale of a patent plane, but to whom Mr. Cotton does rni know. Thofe wbo know Mr. Andrews intimately believe it Is bardtv possible that he is alive, considering his disposition, babtis, business, prospects and th?i circumstances under wnich he Is missing. He has a mother living, whoso whereabouts are not known to the writer. A NOTORIOUS TI11EF RECOGNIZED. Captain Donovan, of tho llofcokcn police, baa dis covered that "Charles Bardwieko," recently detected on board the Bremen ?tcani-liip Donau rifling the baggage of Mr. Meioecke, of California, is no other tuan the celebrated Now York hotel ibief, Charles Benedict Upon being charged with the theft ou the Donau ilencdlcl pleaded guilty, and wns sentenced to three months' imprisonment in tbo Hudson County I Jail. The money winch whs lound in his poMttMion and the gold thimble, belonging lo Imim Metncvke, will be forwarded by Mr. Delano, ol Jersey City. lo Mr. MeiDecko. who is now travelling wild bis'family in Kurope. A receipt lor some ciotmng lelt at I.ords' dyeing establishment, in Mroadwav, was lound in one of Benedict's numerous poukeibooks. fionedk.t is sntd to be worth fflO.OOO, and Is well known in the Kignih and Filteenih wards. He is also well . known as a -'stateroom" ihMl. He waa originally In the "panel house" business. FOUND DROWNED. At eight o'clock yesterday morning the bodyofa , drowned mau was found al pier 41 North River. About noon another drowned man waa found at pier 2.'! K.isi River. Neither of the corpses conld be Iden tified. FOUND DROWNED IN BROOKLYN. , Tho body of a drowned man was found la tbe river at 1 the loot of Forty-ninth atreet, Uowatm*, yesterday, I ftt. l was remove : bo the Morghe. Deceased, who had a cork lo*. was about forty-live years of age and flvo feet nine inches in height. His clothing ooasiated ol a black striped shirt, vest, woollen jacket, short gray coat and Congress gaiters The tony had been In the wmer for several weekaand waa much decomposed. Coroner fcimius was uotiilcd to hold an inquest on the body o? a man found hi the river at the loot ol Amity street. The remains are those or a maa about iilty jeari of age, n\?? ie?i tea inches i? height, dark hair, tso c?ai, darn ves? and peats, wbtte abirt, gray under siurt. woollen stocking*. The body la reach 4toom MM. LAC ROSS E. The Band of Canadian Flayers Landed in Ireland. A Cordial Reception and Satisfactory Performance. SCORE OF THE FIRST GAME, j BM.rAsT, May 10, 1?71 The colebratad band ol (aerobe players from Canada made their llrsi appearance on Irish noil to day, and I may at once .-ay that their roceplton was most cordial and their own performauco must satisfactory. Til* SPORT I* FURMKR hats. This Is not, however, the lirst presentation of the Canadian national ;-ame on tbia side or the Atlantic. About nine op ten years ago a troupo ol elglitcon Iroquois Indians visited England, under tbo charge of a Captain Johnson, with tho view of introducing la crosse to the favorable notice ol English youug tnon. The gamo Itself must !>o ancient?how ancient, who dare ss.vf There Is one episode In Its his tory which may well claiin for It, among Englishmen at least, more than the passing I a tore* t of curiosity, whon they are started by the sight of Its Indian per formers, with their frnthcrs and mocassins, tbclr painted faces and tbolr ornaments wrought In beads au<l hair. A OAVR I* TUR OLDKX HA VS. On the 4th ol June, 17H3, being tho anniversary ofthe birthday of King George III., a monster match was played between " braves" Irom tho thr<\? tribes of tho DeUwuros, the Ottawa* and I bo Shuwnoes, under tho Indian chief Pontine, tno object hoitig to lull tho sus picions ofthe garrison of fort Mlchllmackinac, near De troit. Tbo ^ruso succeeded. Tho English soldiers watched the game with the curious interest attaching to novelty. They were quite put oil their guard. The ball was, as II by accident, tossed sovoral times within tho gate of the fort. Tho watchfulness of tbo soldiers had boen laid at rest by tho seeming hurtnlvsnticss of tho Indians' movements. At length, at a prcconccrtoil signal, as they woro rushing in at tho gato in pursuit of the ball, tho squaws, who had grndunliy congregated about tho gale, handed thorn their tomahawks, &c. The Indian warriors, now armed, rushed upon tbo defencoloss soldiery and a massacre ensuod such as a reader of Femmore Cooper can Imagine without difficulty. But tho entrance to tbo Inner lortlOcation was secured in time, and many of the Indiana paid tho penalty of their treacherous astuteness. Perhaps it ought to be men tioned, to tho credit of tho Indian gentlemen now within the polo of British hospitality, that none oflheir anoestors were Involved in this terrible deed, the Iroquois having refused to Join In the conspiracy. AXTIQl'ITY. Bat long before 176't tho game was a national and popular one among all tho trlbos of tho redskins. Tno Jesuit Chnrlcvolx, ono of the most Interesting and re liable of the early North American travollors, saw tho game played by ibo Algonquin* on tho shores of tbo St. tawronce, somewhere between Queboc and Three Kivers. Still tho ganio Is said to havo languished, owing, no doubt, to the rnpld disappearance of tho aboriginals, until about 1860 soma whlto men wore moved to tako it up. In 1800, at tho tlme-of tho visit or the Prince of Wales lo America, it was played before him- Early In 1807, when the project or u confederation ol tho British Provinces was about becoming a fait arrompli' Dr. G. W. Beors, of Montreal, published a letter proposing that, slinulio noous y with tbo proclamation of tho Dominion of Canada, lacrosso should bo adopted as the Canadian national game. Tho suggestion was adopted. Clubs were formed all over the country, and soon it boenmo securely established as the national sport of tho Do minion. But I forget that I am writing not for Irish men, but to the continent which la the home of la. cross?. Still, .V. the risk of Rooming rrroqurrf ctambem, 1 must recall nOW TIIR OA** IR PL ATKD. The present company la composed ol two teams?one composed of twelvo Iroquois, the other ol twelve Cana dian gentlemen. At each end ol the ground on which the game Is played stands a goal, consisting of two poles, about six feet high und tho same ilistsnco apart. Each pole is surmounted by a silk banner. The ban ners of one goal were bine, of the other orange. These four Hags belong to the Canadians; they cost about 1350, and were won by tho team three years in succession. Rich of tbo players baa for bis weapon ol action a "cross*"?a name clearly bestowed by tho French Ca nadians by reason ol its rcsemblauco lo a bishop's crozler, called in French cross*. It is over four feet long, very light, mado ot lough ash or hickory. It la curved llko a crozier, and from tbo point of the curve cr crook to about half way up tho handle there is spread out a network of catgut or thongs of mooseskln. On this piece of netting the hall is caught in a variety of ways and borne or thrown by tbo player In the di rection ol the goal While a player is making off with the ball tho members ol the opposlto team at once get Into bis courso and do their utmost to knock tho bill off his eroite. When he Onds himself surrounded bv opponents, or In any other way prevented from con tinuing hla race with tbe ball, he either pitches It to ono ol his own team, who at once starts off with It in tho same direction, or lie throws it forward toward tbe goal. One standing rn!e Is that the netting must be tense; It must be perfectly fl.it when tbo ball Is on It, not ia any way bagged. This, of course, kkhaxcm trs mrritxLTr or sapklt carhtixo this hall at a racing pace. The ball is made of sponge India rub ber, and weighs about four ounces. No player, except the goal xoepers, can touch tho ball with the hand. Players cannot catch bold ol one unother, strlko or trip, but they aro permitted to "shoulder'' when en deavoring in a acrltnmage to get the ball. Three out or Ave games decide the match, and after each came the i players change sides. I smrui.'iTT. One delightful feature of the fume Ik its extreme slm pllrlly. There is no room lor perplexity as to the state of the match. * hetber you arrive oarlv or late you cun at ' once sympathixo with the sport. No telegraph lias to bo watched and no score sedulously kept. To cniov I tbe game you have only to watch tue players as tiiey pass under your eye. , Tho following is i ho composition or tUK Canadian tua* I which has come over:?Dr. W. G. lioers, captain; Mr u a ?,CPk<!,,< K?sl keeper; Mr. G. 8. Hnbbell, point Mr. Mswey, cover point; Mr. 8. JUrtuhers, centre j W 0. Ross, fleld Mr. Augus Grant, field; Mr. J. Sum- ! marhays, Held; Mr. T. J. Kalston, bone: Mr. F. W ' lndoo, home; Mr. II. Cecil Joseph, home* Mr J T It. ! Greene.-homo; Mr. C. H/ Mussiah, secretary ' ' Th y are all remarkably well formed men. lithe of 1 limb and swift of toot, and, as will bo seen, they nroved ! themselves fully the match of their competitors The ' list includes fltteen names. Only twelve, however I play; the remaining three aro a provision against arcl- ' dent. Tne following particulars ubout theio gentlemen m?y not be without interest. ?lr. R. W. Beckett?final keeper of tho Montreal club first tnelvo, Is a first class gymnast and ono of the boat hurdle men in Canada. Mr. D. K. I tow to, M. A. B. C. L-Barrlster. Is ono ?f tne best lacrosse players and Jumpers In Canada, and iiA* won many prizes in foot .?u<i snow.Mhoo rare*, m eluding a cup. value ?100, given lor competition lor graduates ol the I nited states mil Cnu.idt >n unlvcrsi- I tics. Mr. W. ft. Mas cy?A very graceful lacrosse plaver j slid a cruok sprint snd hurdle runner on foot an<: snow shoes. Mr. T. O. Kalston?Formerly a member of the Mon treal first twelve, and a most scientific player; was tbe best amateur qtiarter-milo runner in Canada. Mr. G. Struthera?A very cool and reliable plaver. even in the moat exeittng moments of this most'ex citing game, a capiui gymnast. Mr. T. h. Hodgson?In aildltion to being a fine la- i rroine player, won tbe Montreal Snow Shoo Club Cud ' lost year. H 1 Mr. Angus Grant?A strong flelder, also a orark oars rmn ana cymuast ? M.r' J'tk Hut>bl* *ntl F. Mclndoe?Two capital fieidor*. The latter has distinguished hinwsll in steeple co.ising. 1 . *r- }v- 0 Hoss?A doe, strong player and one always 10 09 flPpcD'l6q 00. **r;,snd Mr. J. Sutnmerbavs?Both j excellent all-round playerr. ? tub iRoqoom. ?t?i?i?Ji^ti??*???* of tho Iroquois players, with ? ? J !? . * lr*o?iation. To those unaccus tomed to the strange npppilnti'm* adopted bv the North Ainerican liidliino tnose names will aticear' "decidedlv L7. 10 V?"e. ? l enimor'e miT Hk. js . ... *ccnc'# iheT w " rm ,L . Irleuds. They all come hurf n?* 01 Caughnaw*g.i, at the w ? ine Kapida. near Montreal:? h*ro?'y*.|Blu* rek.iiennowihen (Hickory ,P,lk ,h" K-ather), Atsntot.nl ' (11 ola in the Sky), raionn.-ntii (Flying Name), Onon kon lfi'r,J.InJ'u'" Tnronk* '? I' he Umn?. lontaru r.?? .r<Tinf ,Rir,f)> "kanearatl (Outside tbe Mui ! iif rlm ^r"kirnn LSc*ll,,r'"1 "'suchesi, Koren- j tiktroQ (Bpruvg BriAchiu, ShAkoi?niuli?ri iGrctl i Ann), (onwliata (Wild Wind). 01 U>es? only Karon iars, tuk "um sporran," c in Attempt to ipi atc English. He tberelore takes tba responsible peat ol captain or tb<- Indians id the game. He u linnet ed to b? thu lasltui luJiun runner lu Can ada, on loot or in snow aboes. Thia iritn, it will bo noilcod. l? inhiI<* u|> ol thirteen. hut, as with tbe Can ?diau amateur*, <.uiy twelve realty play; the thirteenth mini I* n supernumerary Ha a priviaiea lummt acci deals. litoi? was a curtain poetical piopriety ia 'bo irtt appearance of the lacrosse pisyori taking place in till* tl.r.viag capital ot the I It IK II XOSTIIKKX rKOVIM a, which ha.< given Canada its present viceroy. The party I''It Of adn on '.nxii April, and arrived at ttaville yes terday. ?># the voyage-, 1 am told, the Iroquois wro le-" atiected by on pleasant marine lnHurnrea tlian their i wbllo Cu 111 pan loll I. THK 1*1. VfK Of MKRTIMi to-dar wiis tho apleniltd ground of (tie North of Ire land Cricket Club, iu the tirmeuu road, and tbey who are lamlliar win festive gatherings hero declare thai a more brilliaut assemblage was never brought to Kether in ilcilital. I will at ouce dismiss tnta brnncn ol my subject by saying that the crowd wsa very great, Very ent husta.-tic and seemert to enjoy moat j heartily what wn< going on. Tho weather au glorious. ! A refreshing breeze all the Htvcr l.ugan cooled the I not sunshine and made the day onjoyable. The ground ' wan in excellent condition TMK l'LAV. ?Shortly after two o'clock the Iroquois arrived In a I drug and wore condui-ted into the centre ol the ground, { where lliey were the uiisorved ol all obscrvom Tliey were attired in tboir playing costume?vlx., red mid while Ktript-d guernseys ' ?d (Knickerbockers, with i white hose. They ulc>|>layed a variety ol ornameut*. Their laces were slroNkcd Willi several colors, and in 1 their headdresses they showed, in a greater or less ! degree, brilliaut beads and leathers. Thoy aro rather i small men. The only one who exceeds tho average > height la their capiaiu, Karamare, whom <:ress was #l?o | somewhat different Irolii that ol the others. He was more ornamental, wearing scarlet knickers and a mass ? ol feathers on his bend resembling In iia proportions, the bearskin shako of u British guardsman ?Soon alter the Canadian amateurs arrived. They I were dressed In white guernseys, gray tweed Knickers and dark brown hose. Tho contrast between the appear ance ot the two loams as tboy took their places win most pleasing ana picturesque. Immediately upon their arrival ihe Iroquois walked awav to tho lower ind ol tho ground and seemed impatient to begin play. About iluceti minutes b lare throe the two teams drew theuuelvcs up in siuglu Die. opposite oauli other, tho places being assigned them by their respective captains, nnu then they spread themselves along between tho foais. The goal keepers vrere thou put in position, an udlan being stationed between tho Hags at the Cana dian cud, aud vice ivrsa, Midway between the goals THK OAMK WAS IIKIIl'X by a man of each team crossing his adversary's cra$tt, Ihe bull lying between thoin, on the ground. Upon a signal the struggle between them for possession of tho ball began. At once, as by inaglft, every player was on the qui viet, aud a seeuu was presented of tbe most agilo and yet wary movement. The game was. at Aral, rather puxxllng lor tho luexporlenccd spectators until the real object of the players bocanto appa rent. Hut after about tun ' minute? spent in shooting tho ball from ono end ol the Held lo tho other, desperately throning it toward the goal, rupld dodging and clicoking, sticks flying round ihe players' heads but nover striking them, any ouo could see that tho Iroquois were doing their best lo lorco tbe ball through tho goal of their white competi tors, and tho Canadians strovo to do exactly tho oppos ite. Some splendid displays ol running look place, and somo of the throws were marvellous, ibo bail boing frequently cast almost out of sight Into tho air and be Ing sometimes sent almost the ontiro lougth of the course. It vrus interesting to watch tho DIPKKRKNT HTYI.K* of playing adopted by the Iro<|uois aud tho Canadian. Tho former displayed wonderful readiness in catching the ball while flying, and when he did so he ran away witu It with amusing flectness, us il ho weie alone play ing against all the others. Mm tho Canadian amateur, as soon as he caught the ball, looked lor some of his friends to help htm. and when he saw any ouo ready ho at once flung the ball to htm or toward htm. This mu tual relianco on one another tends, doubtless, to the Biircess which generally marks their efforts. Neither ol tbo captains took part iu the game, but bollt wore In ibe middle ot tho struggle, eagerly watching aud direct ing tho performance ol tbtir respective teams. Karo litaru caused much amusement by his wild ejaculations at some of tho mom exciting parts ol the'play. Dr. Deer* was less demonstrative than bis stalely adver sary, but evidently not irom any lack of interest in tho perior'raaacc of his Canadians. THK SCOKK. In tho first two games the Canadians wcro successful; tho next two were won by the Iroquois. Tbe tilth and deciding game was u very exciting and still' struggle, affording a lino exhibition of Indian agility and cun ning, of splendid throwing and checking; while the in dividual contests lor the ball, ilio amusing Incldonts and rapidly shifting vicissitudes raised the onlhnti asm ol Iho spectators to tho highest pitch, and cheer after choer roiled over the Hold expro-sicg delight aud approval. Tito victory at last res'ed with the Cana dians, who wcro ibtis the conquerors ot tho day. OTIIRK AMrsKMKVTS. Between tho games the ludtau? displayed various ac complishments; but, unfortunately, us somo of their equipment had neon left behind in the steamer at Mo ville, they were prevented Irom fully carrying out their Intentions. Karontare was to have run against ttui?v but lie had not his snow shoe*, and be was ruther sht ufier his Tovago and had not qutto recovered his "land legs.'' Ono of tbe Iroquois party ran in snow shoes a hurdle ruce against two of the Canadians. At lirsl every one waa disposed to bet against the Indian, but he pooii left bis competitors behind, flying literally over the Hur dles, and soeming lo fuel the unwieldy snow shoes no more than if they had been wings. flay concluded shortly beforo six o'olock. It will bo resumed on Friday. CRICKET. OPENING or THE SEASON?COMING STENTS? GOSSIP OP THE CLUBS. The cricket season tins openod vory auspiciously and bids fair to bo one of ths most successful In this coun try. Tho opening matches by the St. George's and Staten Island ciubK were largely attended by the mem bers, und much enthusiasm provailed. Tho recent warm weather has done much to improve the condition of tho grounds. Mr. Willialn Brewster, professional for tho Staten Island Club, says that the grounds wero never In bettor condition for playing, aud on tbe opening match, on May 30, if tho weather U line, a good game is anticipated. For fcotno time past the crickot season lias opened about the middle of May for praciico, and on Decoration Day the first regular match has been played at Staten Island, between tbo St. George's and Staten IsKnd clubs. ^negotiation* aro now in progress for this Orst mutch, which will doubt less taxe place at Staten I'iand on Tuesday, May 30. Tho grounds of the Staten Island Club nre at Camp Washington, an historic spot. Tbo club, on match days, erect a coir, mod ions tent lor ihelr lady visitors. The grounds can be reacticd by either or tho .Staten Island lurries. Tho St. George's Grounds aro situated at the foot of I Ninth street, Hobokcn, and aro in bettor condition j than ever bcloro. Kvory Wednesday the mombers of ? the cmb meet lor practice, and generally a scratch ' I match in arranged. " i | The tlauiiuiuu Club Imve recently, through the ; ! courtesy of the Trooped Park Commissioners, been : i assigned a spnc j on the parade ground in the rear of , : Prospoct I'urk. These grounds can be reached by street , I curs from Fulton ferry, th? nearest bolng the coney ] ! Island Railroad cars, The club willopeu tlio season on : I Docoraiion Day by a practice game among the mem- i 1 bors. The team in matches will be selected from Has- j I lord, McDougal, Orieg, llooper, Tucker, Oakley, Makim i : Huywurd, Cammed, Hei'sloy, Higglnsou and ' the vet ?ran Csptnm Jaines Smith. Tho club will this year ; i lore tho services ol tnelr turner secretary, Arthur Gil* ? liert, one ol the most valued mefllSters o( the teair. Mr. i I Gilbert haBg'ine to.Fnxland, his native country, but it i Is expected thai he will r'-turn In September. The club I n<lloiter* about loo members, and only requires a few ?la>s practice tt> appear against any elevon iu litis Vicinity. The Prospect 1'ark Club are practising every 1 Saturday slid will soon mako arrangements for matches 1 ti lth all local clubs. BASE BALL NOTEa The old Gotham Club will play their opening gamo this afternoon on tho Klyslsn Fields, Hobokcn. To-morrow tho strong team of the St. Louis Club will . meet the Mutual* lor the first time this season. Tba gsmo will bo played on iho I'ninn Grounds, Brooklyn, i K. t>. nick McBride, who Ailed the position of piteher for the Athletic Club, ol I'liiiAdrlptiiA, so many years and with such credit to himself and the club, lias been en gaged to pitch lor the Boston 'Jiub the remainder of tbo season. McHride ts now tbe oldest pitcher in the , business, and it is curious thai lie should bo compelled to look outside Philadelphia for n position in a nine. The Nameless Club, of Brooklyn, beat llio I.alayettfl College nine at Kaston last .Saturday 10 to i. WALKING EXTKAOBDINABYt AN F.NOI.ISH PEDESTRIAN COVE Its ONE HUNDRED ' AND TWENTT MILES IN TWESTT-KOtR HOCRfl. The pedestrian meeting that terminated at Agrk-ul turn I Hall, l.ondon, the 9th Inst., developed tome "tail" walking. Tho event was gotten up for the purpose of teatlng tbe ability of Englishmen to beat tbe distance of loO miles. 3 lurlongs, 172 yards, made by Weston in that country, Prixes of *100 to the Urn, *10 to tbe second, ?7 to the thira and *10 to head ? subscription for the man who would outdo Weston's feat, were, the incentives. Fourteen out of elxteea entries toed tbe scratch. Tbe performances ol several of the men were remarkable, and one Yaughau, of Chester, covered the distance of 120 miles In twenty lour hours, a marvellous lest. He not only bent Weston's record, but rather shaded O'Lesry's Iuj mile record or I8h. 63m. 40*., the report ssytng tbat, "amid great excitement, tho Chester man out on the steam, mm! socomplisbed the 100 omes In llh. 61m. &?'>$., thus beating the Yankee's record by 21m. fts. ' ? ? ? "Vaugban walked at a goo>i piice until 110 fniise and 6 l^ps wad bccji covered ut Kb. "m. bilk, Wi.cn lie stopped opposite the judge's stand snd tell thoroughly exhausted into the arms of [ his attendants, and was carried off tbe track. He was I alterward broutbl book with loose alio seta am. amd m h.?bbl* twn ?or* to NBpM* 1M ii W|,t*in twuuty-tour hour*." dini'!n/0 !?wii1l' '* " ,ul tin compolttora, with thf ?lam i ihey euvere<1, seven lap* io the mile:? J aughan, Chanter, I'iO rallra Hewea. Hawratoao. 117 in llf>? |,? ? ik? tIOMUi.? SStlHeiil. 113 mil**. ? lai>? Itii"l nrdi Newman. Cnmdru Town Ini ,?ii. ? i. . ?<"?"?*& Harriet. Hx 5 U|l, " ' Up,? l,M M /?"U Nelaou, Camden Town. milra !i Up,. ?T*r> ^J,r<h?mplon. 71 unln 4 Inn.. I erkina, I winherirell. 70tni|??. "?!?"?/. M,r"-'??!'?"I. H4 lniiaa 1 lap. Mile. Hriati.n, mile. 4 laua. Irff, Moulwirli. >4 111 ilea :{ la|,< Hlmmenda. Xottinirham. 4"? 111II1-1 3 |?r Clark. Hacklier.:tw lap. Kuban a, Liverpool, 111 milea |?p>. THE ENGLISH OARSMEN. EI I BTIOX8 TO SECl'BK Til* ATTEND AMCC OF A KEPltEHBNTATIVE XNOLIBH COLLEGE CREW? THE EFFOBT A COMPLETE JA1LUBE?OEW KBAL ltRVIEW OF THE NEGOTIATIONS?HAS THERE BEEN TBIFLIXO??WHAT THB EMOUBK OABBMEN SAID'IN EXCUSE. Losnox, May It, 187& Thero Is no longer any reasonable hope that a mt* Ing between the beat college oarsmen of Knglaud and America can be geeured. Nothing ghort of regret la gplros iiu> to gay that if cuoh a wholesome con teat li ever to lake place it mast bo rownd on Kngllfh water. All at onco it la discovered that 1)10 song of the greatest commercial nation in the world are disinclined to travel abroad; that university rowing liaa teased to become Interesting or attractive. it |8 Valn to cay that 800,0(X) people witnessed the last an unal bout race, of tlnii hnglish travellers are climbing the Alpa or navl gating the lurthermogt Mag of the earth. The answer ig. "With regard to rowing the Knglish people an blase." C COHSTAXCT! I am very sorry that this was not explained sootier, because my own observations had led mo to believe thai each feel.ngs with regard to all gports, especially rowing, did not exist. On tho contrary. 1 was under the impression that nowlfcre on the faco of lh? eariU were the benefit* and the Interest in out-of-door sports inoro clearly recogulzod or more keonly felt. a? I stood on the banks of the Isig on a cold, raw March afternoon und saw twolvo or flfleen eight-oared boats manned for Iho Torpid races, It did not occur to mo that tho students of Oxford were blat* with regard to rowing. When, lu company with a wild and noisy crowd, I followed tho L'nivorsity crew at Cambridge i p rim baikm or ma cam to Charon's ferry and beyond, I did noi recognizo th? fact ihut rowing had ceased to And any favor In the hngllsh heart; but such, I um told, is the /act to-day. 1 can only regret that I havo not been possessed with the divine faculty of reading men's heart* rather than forming my hunille opinion front their word* and ae. tloUS. ? r.i , "K l"A,K' Hl'T NOT POOLIMII. '* ?w,n? of Cambridge and Oxford bad not It ??!!! if exi'rc*so<1 thoinselves us earnestly dnatron* "',H RI'a*0U 10 America, should time end con ditions suit, ihern would to-day be no posaiblo nee upon which to hung my mysterious regrets and stupidity 01 insight. Tno younr men of the two English univer' allies have boen unqualifiedly courteous to all who have \ .sited ibem or talked with them upon the sub i f! 1?" "lU'r"allon"1 ruco between the eniversiiF men of hngiund aud America. There has been always a markod appearance or sla. cernv. which has led to tho gradual formation of a be lief that Oxford desired at least to meet Harvard as the met her In ls??. When, therefore, in the face 01 <h> curreoces during the post lew days grave doubts arise as 10 whether t uber univergity seriously thought lor a moment ol sending or trying to send a representative "7'", |,j,'li,;1?'lpl'lt or Saratoga, ! for 'o.Tha^n* 1 1 * 10 ,n"Hl l'roi?lnciit rowing men in both iugututiong. can hardly doubt their siuceritv I an. incltned to a-cept it as u strange iniorlerenco of rrotidenco, or a freak of tho human mind past lluJLnt out 111 ihls mad world. It Is very hard for tne to be convtuced that from first to last there bag been A IH8PO8ITIIW t6 tkiklk with tho American college oarsmen. I can only itate the lucts, an-I let others Judge. When last winter a clenrlj written and distinct invitation, embodied Hi tae form ol aoi urteoug challenge, to visit America wag lor wurded 10 the two unlversnles of Kngland, I ooufess that t oxpocied a direct yes or no answer, poggibly with certain conditions. The answer, long delayed it Is true ???.?? ,n " r",,i'?r smtiiKuous way. Cambridge said thai she would be glad to go, but that July was a bad me of the year. Oxford said no loss, hut confused that midsummer soeinot Inopportune. This inlorma. lion was no goom-r cabled to tho H*kalo than ah answer from aUiicncn cauio ugroeinif to Ux auv timk that suited Knglaud. Then bo^an to bo beard L ?!<iai,i.AitT? Regarding tho exponso ol the trip. Huch remark* were caiculuud to surprise us, I conies*, coming as they did from *arae )oiing men who drovo their doe carta and kept a stud ol horses in Ibeir collene towna Hirango 10 say. tlieso men talked mo*t of the exneusi It Is not surprising that Knglishmen with whom I talked heeamn sceptical and pronounced their couetrv. men insincere. Hut I was unshaken in my liaiief thai it was only idle talk. ^ VI KTIIKK COKUKSI'OMnaxCR Willi their Amorican cousins ouly eonilrmed the lm. pression already forineii over there an J intended to be cr. ated here, that Oxford and Cambridge were wtillne to go to America. To nettlo all preliminaries the *2 ?oclation met and deputed ono of It* best known mem bers, Mr. frank flee*, to visit Knglaud, and save him lull pow ers to make a race on any honorable condu Hons. Jle was to smooth nil difficulties, to annihilate all objectionable conditions. Kight worthily did be set biineeli about it, although tho obstacle* wore legion. With one man it had l>een season; with another water; a third, distance; a fourth, expense' a fifth number of crew; a sixili. length of race; a seventh' j studies; with all, an ardent desire toootne. bandicanojd I by something. "-Ft""" ' *?? "K' a. or colcnria, arrived and mot the rowing man of Cambridge. He acceded to all conditions retarding length of race j water, boats, crews, season of the year?all. And what j answer* He politely awaited what it aoems aim oat wrong lo fell, although it Is uhsoluto truth I He was answered .?"Wo shall try to scratch a crew : together, but it must go to America with the under. I staiidine (Wat it will not ho a representative of thia uuivorslty." '? It did not require long for Mr. Rees to say in sub. HI a nee;? . "(iKXTi.Kna.v?That fs the only condition that I. aa a representative ol tho Kowing Association of Amorican Colleges, cannot accept. | do not lee I authoriied to ar> range for any race ngainst a crew lor whom the row in* men of their own university cannot vouch. The boat rowing men of Harvard. V'ale, Weslevan, Cornell m Columbia rould not content to row against any crew however superior, against which defeat or succeas It barren ol honor. 1 thank you, gentlomen, bat such a raco we do not desire." Thero was only calmness la his speech, but none could say that he was not rithL that he was on lair. " * rr to oxford. Thence Mr. Rty* w?nt to Oxford. He wa* courtooualF received by such thoroughly civil gentlnmen as Stayner and Kdwards-Moss, but a week's residence there failed to secure Iho otyect of In* wtf hes. Little, if any. edort appeared to b ? made to obtaiu ? Hnal settlement of the question. In effect, they told Mr. Rees that they would al ouce come lo a decision and communicate with blat in !.oudou. He left hi* addreia, and has waited pa tiently lor duys, and yet receives no word. He ha* M>ar a li. nors of an International uuivorslty race, and so has every. body else. ? hiokinu nil tho circumstance* over now one naturally reflect* how very easy it would hava been lor Oxford and Cambrlngo to have ?*|<t thai they did not want to go to Amnrica this year.# THE 8AENGERHUND. The choral societies of the New York Allgemela* Saengorbund held a meeting at the Hermanlc Assembly Rooms yesterday afternoon, to complete the arrange* ijienu for lhotCentennial celebration on Ihe Fourth of July and on the eve of tho Fourth, when (ho festival wtO bo inaugurated by a torchlight procession. Report* Of the diflvrent com mil tees were ruceived. embracina the details of the celebration at Hamilton Park, whieb In the forenoon will be inaugurated by a proceseion el Um dlfleronl societies, in which govoral militia and rlB* orguiixations will tako part. The Tocahsta of iho different choral societies engagod )? A grand rehearsal ol coi!i|iouiiioui) lo bo rondrred on tbo ocean ion under Ihe direction of tbo band (.onduetor, Carl &ahm. THE SCIIUKTZENFEST. * Tito unltod BchueUen societies of Jersey city nod llwix.ken will fciil'l * time days' festival, contBMBOlBi to day, at tbe benueuen I'ark, on l uton Hilt THE FISHING FLEET. [From the Cape Abb (Maes.) Advertiser, May 19.) Flliytwo llehtog arrivals have beea reported at this port tbe past week?forty-nine from Gcorgea, two from tbe Banks and one from Newfoundland with salt talw ring Tbe receipts of Ires* halibut have beea very small?about 800,000 poo mis?and have foaad a ready sale, the quotation* being ynsterday Ore and tfero* rents per pouna tor while and gray. Georges nsb con iinoe in light receipt, the total lor the week beiB| aboot 1.MO.UOO pouud*. Trices aro troll maintained, wni? an upward tendency. The shore Beet continues %m have unfavorable weather, sad the recetpw of ood and bfcddock bave been light, with last sales al tl '0 per c\Tt, for eod and seventy-Bv* cents for haddock. Tbs roporn from tbe mackorel fleet thew ihe presence of maokerol IB largo qosn tttfei In Southern waters, but tlie salsvoniMe weatlief ha* interfsred with iwiung operations and the catofe has not smoontod to aBymint With better weather a good oatOk is MticttpeMd- The stock at deft bet this market is smsll fori Be season, and with a ftvival 10 trade would be speedily worked off. Georges wed sh IB (air supply, but there Is a dearth to swtfcfWff other department. New Western Bajk ijtowMHSP ?t good prices as ftwt as reoetved lor iheoWNpwO* and Iks old stock oi Bsak ft ah is nearly BUgMMfllfS old mackerel are confined to one ?mall lot, MM ? BOW i have been received. Hake aad pollock to* laeitoeod. logly light supply, b>4 small orders MB IMS VMB 41ft

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