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THE RIFLE MATCH.
Preparations in Ireland for the
Coming Contest.
THE TOPIC AMONG THE PEOPLE.
Description of the Ground Se
lected for the Match.
DlTRl.lN, Mar 1, 1870.
As the time approaches (or the international
Blfle Contest? to do ioui?nt out at the end oi June
between tlie Ainorloan victors of Oreednioor and
the vanquished Inati eight?puolK attention is
becoming daily more aroused to the interest and
importance ot tne event. It is a recognized topi'
oi conversation among all classes, with ladles us
well as gentlemen. Animated disci ssions may be
constantly heard in ranwuy ana train cars. In ball
rooms and theatres?In (act, wherever half a dozen
people meet, is to how the time will be filled up.
Kvery moment oi a whole fortnight cannot t>* de
voted to shooting, and there is a universal wish
that arrangements shall be made winch will en
able the American gentlemen who are about to
visit the country to see it under the most favor
able circumstances.
MKI.BOTtNG A. PLACE.
Rut, after all, the shooting is the cause and oli
vet, the motive and the end of the visit ; and
everything connected with it must. for the time
at least, be paramount, foremost among the mat
ti-rs connected with the contest was the selection
of a proper place, and it is not surprising th.it thin
engaged for a considerable time the serious atten
tion Of the persons on whom the choice devolved.
Various localities in Ireland solicited the honor
ol being the scene or what Is sure to be a memor
able event; but the choice became soon narrowed
to three plaoM. There was the Phoenix Park,
almost in Dublin Itself, where the Lord Lieuten
ant resides during the summer, and where all
military reviews are held, liut It would not be
easy to find within this noble park a level space
l.'jooor i,:iou yards long and sufficiently free from
obstacles. At least such a space could not be
ieuoed off for the purposes oi a ritle ran ire without
much Inconvenience. Tue next place was the
Murroc of Wicklow. a long, moderately wide belt
or sand running nortuward Irom the town of
w irklow al ng the seashore. Tins is the ride
range of tue Wicklow siiootinsr c.ub. But it has
many drawbacks. It is twenty-eight miles dis
tant from Dublin and the railway service is not
the most excellent, while it would not be possible
to provide suitable accommodation in the neigh
borhood for a tithe oi the persons likely to be per
sonally interested in the siioo:iug matches. It is
cut up by a stream which irregularly crosses the
grouno and spreads itseir out acre and theie into
a marsh. It la to* near the r.illw.ty to make th'
Bring perfectly sale. 8o the chances of the Mur
roe of Wicklow speedily vanished, and all voices
agreed in selecting the North Hull, near uublln.
THE li ROUND SKI.ECTKIt FOR THE INTERNATIONAL
KIKLK CONTEST.
The "North Bull" is a low, sandy down, elevated
above the aurroundlug slob, on the northern side
of Dublin Bay. Tne re is a corresponding prom
inence at the south side of the entrance
to tne channel, but it is notably smaller thau
us northern feilow. This North Bull is about
one mile and three quarters in length, by about
750 yards across in Its widest part, and it runs in
a northeasterly direction, inmost para.'H i to tne
northern shore of the bay, rum wlucn n is divided
by a ch . nuel ol about 800 to woo yards across,
which at low water is almost uare. The "Hair'
lies a little beyond Clontarf, opposite Doliymoant,
st tt distance of two and a half miles trorn the
Dunlin t. neral I'ost Office. Trsm cars run
uut there from Dublin, and the whole neighbor
hood la very picturesque. The whole line of
roast, and 'he Hull itself is a memorable place in
Irish history, being the scene oi tlie great battle
fought t y Brian Boroimne the monarcu of Ireland,
on (toud Friday, 1014. which put an end to tne
Danish i ower in the island. Ibis battle has * ir.
rested tne mioject oi tiray's well kuown ode. "') e
Fatal S.Htetf." 'he Hull is connected with the
ibore by a causeway and bridge; t lie causewav,
tbuwn as th - "Mull Wall." la continued in a south
u utheast direction toward the mouth of the river,
and was erected maiuiy with the view or oe*-pi>n
lug the r?vei cnaitsel, "J preventing u.e extension
of the slou, which at low water, is oi immense t\
MSI.
TUP BIT I,I.
is divided aloeg It* ta ire length Into two strips '
ur nearly ?quai dimension. I tie nortnern suit is ;
k i?? vi i kit-n, ri-in?' gradually from tue w;'ter"s
eftge. or rattier out o. toe ?i ib. to an elevation at 1
H? inxhea' point oi ui. ut i weuty 0*e leet above I
iiiKU watei mark. Tue in..n- 111*1 k lilt i>or- i
tiou aa li ible to be covered by extra r
dinary bitiU tides, but no mien casualty 1
has happened with in tne last quarter or a
century, it ?, Imvrvtr, worm observing here 1
that Hi- lull nas cot alwa>* boaa *- we see it ;
now. 00 'mm actually acq iir*J present size, ;
snape at o cob-ii'i iicj during tue lives of the 1
younger n.eu >f imp i resent (feneration. If anv i
nne will look at t ie Ordnance survey in>*;? of ion?
I.r Ove tiui'ibir y yearn ago, prepared by Mr
Ttonna* i.ur om. or t e Koyai Kngineer-. he will
nee inai wnat *?a* then tne Nona iiuii occupied
less Ui .n na.f tbe area whlcn 11 now now- its
own. and even tnia Mturacted spnci conlU on .
oy ci urt> > i>e styled '???-/n tin a at all, belobtriug
rattier to i?e category of marshy ?Wi.mp. w hit
me .irthei or northeastern portion 01 too
1 .1 wts men adnoer entirely eovercd. even at
low *at?-r. and on tne sue three eminence* up
1 car. woicii are marked on the map an "islands."
iio.se ??i*ia?.i?" have disappeared. or rather
I ye been annexed by tbe Hoi., wnicn, if it eon- I
I.nue- to i>roer>-?t* at the same pace <1 ur 1 r.n ti:e 1
next h.ui centurv, Will. I>? the end of tliat , eriod,
II.,ve joined tbe ui un.and at Milton. It is
kh'i*u ti.at toe const about Dublin Bay is j
elowir rismr; but Ike rate of this secular e;eva
tiou 1" morn 100 ?low to acoant tor the remark
aim- increase of the Bull. This win* m un y at
*.rit)uraMe 10 'be iart of me growth ol the si< t>
itu-1 c. nsequent receding of me tide. It 11 not ?<> 1
much 1 resn territory won by me land fr >m me
k .1 as useleae area surrendered by these* be
? ause it c< u.d no longer cover it with Ita tides.
I he southern aide of the Bull is mainly > ora
iwed 01 a series 01 roulng sand hills, me nlghe?t
oi Wblcb l* raised scarcely more than fifteen or
tweufy feet ah ve the le' of tue nor'hern
patean. A narrow frtntre of white at rand runs all
? < ug tins -oi.thern aide. The normern tdaieii
ts covered with a abort coarae grass. .nixed w.m
uioss and In some places patches of lichen* ap
pear. Koii/h as the nerb ige |a it appears to oq I
relished 1 y tbe "tnail h?rd* or cattle liiat uauaiiy
tenant uie Hull. Among the ?and hills theie is
scarcely *n> vegetation, even <ae sieuder ree ls
which are usually round in aiicn situations
aeei.nng to find a ditfn mty In ohtatnuig "root
aoio" amidst tM a i',*uii. Per ail that, those
sand Uli.s are, in one war at least, a boon, f rom
the poaittou or tne Bull it will tie seen iht: eeu- '
ward .1 la quite unprotected aad is exposed to me
ta+tand f*>uthe.?~t win ts which trevai. u Dutiim
Bav an.I its ne'x'ii orhond. Tho?e w nd* Woiiid
ouite raK- 'he plateau Mil for tu?? tnierpoaitiou of
tne i>ami bills, waich alie ter it all along its-ouiii
easr euire and b-<-ak at least the vtoisnc- of 'lie
blast, utiiough they art not .ugh enough to 'u:.i -
waru it off.
a >u ri R 4! HIFT f OHOCXO.
From the ,orr,M.mg o - ? r.pti n u ?, I le ??'tt
thai fie Bull is a natural rifle groand. i' ts a
piece >1 natural waste land, ana . aiialdn for tnlaue
or .?ny ordinary purposca 01 Mabaulry, lying
quite ( (>*?? *o vhe luetropo is and tci su/"1 lentiy
removed r > tbe mam laud to n nuer me w|i?ie?t
shooting 01 the un s: In*xnerienced uieaiber o '. 0
"awtward i>una.J ' p< eciiy inuoctious. Amo:ig
the lapi 01 ti.e ^and mils (w:'h one exception, to
k" presennf re rrej mj no apac*a auffic entiy
o;>.)n lor ?;n shori rami's can be lOnnd. >o the
plateau is point' 0 ? ut by tne onforraalinn of tlie
o ali y as me ex.M-lse grunnd??nd a -a li.?.
p a e it ia for the purpose. I ne snort award give*
excellent foot bold tor ii>-me ivno s:ariu. an , is a
? arpei kpread b> ini'Uie for those who prefer to
lie win e firin/. 11 ere i? scarce an nndniation to
ins'rai ? th<? csieniatc u of ar r marksinan. wai
the isolated position guarantees almost aosoiuto
un 11111 nitv rroin accident. It is not aurpriaing that
tne liubiin Hi lie < inr ?bouid have selected it as
their prac,tee ground. There are iwop.aees on the
gull which s. i ve as points of r'-'erence for dis
tance or rertd< 7.v?.is?the Cast tiu ird station and
ti.e IHrl'a Ttro. lhe (oritu r pHP e la sitniisd in -
mediately at, the entrance upon tse Hull trom rue
Cnusewav, and is 'ne uoini nearest tbe abore,
? rom whieR it ts distant about a quarter of ? Iniie.
Itnmerfi.iteiy teh.*d the toss; Guard nation ti.e
r>.a enu riainv up st that .-pot quickly to its
average level, a walk ,,r ,ib. ut tnr s quarters of
a mile brings n? to an oblong yard, ienced a l
round wi'ii a sione wad. 111 ?im n tb?r*j is a ,
resident ?? for 11 beru?man 1 rubm, ? neril" . to enfn 1
for ne cattle win n may happen to i e grazing on
the Run This yard may p,- a ud to r- st nfon the
a: nd htda, st 1 Is well <?'"r"?e:i,"1 ,v th"!ii rrom
tne -a-serlf winda, the mvuriab.' oinpani. ns of
II e .One -priii: of n 1 Jin mil ,ts netghborbo I.
rhls -t ot ina? t>.' considered to 1 ? t ie mair ponit
in connection wita trie range*. 1 little a iro t I
d! it is tue n?Jo yards ranae; tio-igside is men. 0 1
?aaO# isufa wane ^atdn suu mvia [
ne a uttie in the rear. We ma; now look about I
mi ami get A
(JKNK1U1 nUMTHB OP Till f.KOt'Nn.
We are standing near itie 'Herd's Yuru." with
ou: back to Dublin ani our facet turned nearly
northeast. Away to tne lett. beyond the broad j
channel, ate the wooded ground* oi Cloniarr and '
Dolly mount, rising rapidly from tb?- water's e<Ue. ]
the hillsides dotted with pretty villa residences 1
A little i ur tli ?* J" on tithe broad white Btraud of
fUbeney and Sutton; tnen the coast line sweeps
lound in a bout tunc, which would be really
iieauttful and majestic out lor the miles oi -lot.
whicu lie uncovered ai low water and which
reek offensively under the summer sun or
July aud August. Following this curve,
awuv ou its extreme right, we see liowtli [
looming: up in huge proportions, rUing j
pre<ipttously iroiu the sea lo a height. of neariy ,
Mix hundred feet, and stretching along tor about
iwo miles. Fr 'in ith northern position, with Its
top covered with heather, reflecting banc the -un
lit'ht iro> i early morning till evening, the Hill of ,
llowtn is always a striking and picturesque outset. !
Continuing our survey toward the right, the open !
sen stretches awav lor nines to tne horizon, then
our view uatclics the land at Kingstown, and no
round by the southern shore of the bav 10 Dublin.
Gazing inland, the -ight is very lair and diversified;
patches of woodland, grasslands, cultivated fields ?
alternating and lading uway towaru the hills
which close iu tnt aoutliern horizon?lie "Dunlin
Mountalus" they ait called here; and rising to
heights varying from 70t) to 1,800 leet, thev are a
moat mutable setting to wliut in. un luo wli< le. a
pleasing >au<tscape I! we add that a* we stand
with <>ur back to Dublin, over beyond the Mutton
strand and tne narrow, half-mile lstuinu- which
joins flowth 'o the mainland, we catch a glimpse
of "Irelaud's Kye,' we gfeail have completed our
survey.
T11K TARGETO.
Coming back to our position, a little in Iron)
and to the left of th? "Herd's Yard," 80(?
yards awav, directly in front or us, we see tue
targets. There are Tour ol tbetn, numbered 1, I.
a, 4, frmu tbe northern snore toward the
s.tnd hills. tiacn is composed o: six
string upright slabs of iron bolted on j
t.o a strong wooden frame. Each target ,
is twelve feet long by six feet high. They .
have a round bull's eye, aud, according to the
Wimbledon arrangement of 1874, a surrounding |
space caned the ? centre," which is again sur j
rounded by an "inuer," all the rest being out. j
Tue targetB are alternately for long and short
range*, the bull's eye for tne long range being j
three teet lo diameter, that for the short range
oemg oulv two feet. Between each pair of tar
gets stands a mantlet or scoring hut ol wood,
covered with Bheet iron, properly equipped with i
thick plate-gia.su windows, slots, Ac. Aoout ten
yards In irout of target No. 4 there is also a mant
let or sentry box or iron, in which the score
marker can sit and note the tiring.
I nere is also a large target twelve feet square, >
built oi horizontal .sinbs or Iron, bolted on to a
strong backing of wood, all fastened securely to
great wooden props. Kach siai> is about eight
inches wide. I his target is intended cnietl.v tor
experimental purposes, such a.s testing aud com
paring rifles, Ac.
TilK HANUKS?I.ONO AND SH0KT.
Let us now return to the "Herd's Yard," near
the tlnug station lor Hie 800 yards ran ire. ruin
yard, it will ne remembered, rests upon the sanu
I hills, aud the "long ranges" are a little to its ie:t
nearer the northern shore. Get us now go lit the
other direction and cross the nearest sand dills.
We And ourselves atonee in a long, narrow, open
bp ice. almost level, lying iu the bosom oi the saDd
lulls. Just, as the outer plateau is by the law of
natural selection the obvious site for loug ranges,
so this inner amphitheatre is a natural short
range, starting from a spot auii<>at iu a
line with the front of tne 'Herd's ^ard,;'
aud then measuring forward 300 yards ueany
parallel with tue liue oi the long range, we come
upon a short-range target, built up like those
already described, except mat there are out three
slabs, and the size ot the whole is about six leet
square. It has its iron mantiet in rront. If we
measure back again from tue target a further dis
tance of 300 additional yards, we lino ourselves
mounting a ?anu lull. Thus we find that this
amphitheatre gives us a range of about noo yards
as the utmost extent of its accommodation.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
The Atlantic and Philadelphia clubs played their
third game of the series on the Union Grounds
yesterday afternoon. The attendance of apecta
tors was very small. Game was called at lour
o'clock, the Phiiadelpblaa winning the toss and
sending tne Atlaulics to the bat. During the game
Nichols, tbe thin ba-eman ol the Atlanta's, made
several good plays, winning rounds of applause.
I hn>mer, tacMuinn aud .suyder, ol the Philadelphia
J nine, distinguished themselves both in the field
and at the bat. The f'hi adelpbias would Quo it
a uard matter to obtain Fulmer's peer at snort
I stop. The All ?ntn s, as a general thing show some
' mi us ol improvement. Glimon, as pitcuer, ap
pears to caute a iltl>e "uneasineHs''to those who
are compelled to bat 'tis delivery. The game
throughout was well contested. The following is
the score:?
Pit 11.A 0SLFH ' A ATLANTIC
r'uprr- li.ltl r A K. rtayrrs. HMi.P.A.K
MeMulhn. I. f l u .1 u o Koyu. 2o b? o u 3 3 i
McUeary, 3d b 12 0 3 1 K.?l. r, s. *. . .u l : 7 I
i \ii,!v. r. 1 0 1 o o ? Nichols Sdl>... 1 i 3 il
| Mcvrrle. Ut D. 0 His <> I I'linUjil. P ...U 0 0 0 4
. Kfiier i 0 1 1 0 0 emu! 1st U . U I 14 0 U
I ijliaer. s. ?... I 1 0 ? 1 I'MU; r.f.... u 1 (i 0 0
Wiirusn, M h 1 (il4 I Kilowael c.. U 0 4 ?
Crawley, c. I.. i? I o e u ruck, r.f t< u 0 1 fl
M.iiii r,C II II 4 0 0 Psbor, U 1 0 0 J 0 0
Totals. 4 t 27 ill i Total* 1 sr Ulu
mamas.
<?<*>. I* U 111 II HI 7th. SIK 9tk
\tianue o u o o o o u i o?i
fnllndele'iia.. 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 o?4
Kikia ?'Arin-il ?Atlantle, 0; Pinlart< lphta. 0
Kirsi base by errors of opponents?aUaut c. S; fh.la
U<-'i'hi?. ?>.
lime "f t a me? ' me hour snd fortv niinulea.
I inpire?*r Mamiews, oi the MmnaU.
BARE FAI L H( TES.
Tht Philadelphia and Mutual clubs pi.iy this
afternoon on the Unicn Uiounds.
i tie Mateo Island Cricket and Base RaU ciub
?lli play their first ?;arue this season at Camp
Washington to-morrow afternoon with the Ar.
ltugton Club, 01 Kaat orange, N. J.
DEEKFOOT FAiiK.
TUIKP DA* OF THE RTBINO TROTTING MEETLNC,?
lA/TttB THE WlNHEIi OF THE 2: iilt llA( X?TUK
Til BEE MIM Tit PUltHE POHTTOHED AK1EJ. EI VI,
HEATH.
The third day of the spring trott.ng iu?ettup :?t
Deerioot Pars proved eminently satisfactory. The
w-ather was pleaaant, n.a track in excellent tlx
and the apart of the moat in tercsting and exciting
nature.
Two events were on the card -the flrst being a
purse of (200, lor horses that never beat three j
minutes mil* heats, best three in live. In harness,
or thirteen entries < i|tht responded to the ju Ifc'
ail? John II. PHillpa' bay Htallioa Compeer
(Wtuuvr 0! the U:io race, flrst day oi
tae meeting), Wi.ilam O'Connor's nay
mar<) Kdiih, William S. Thorn'* gray geld
ing Iienry Miller. Peter Manee'a bay
telding Canteveim, nr. Hurd's black mare Eiiia
betb, Thomas Conner's black gelding Vulcan, j
John splan't chestnut gelding Brilliant and J. 1
Walker's ulack gelding First or May. Compeer was I
the favorite over the Held, fluo to fto. The flrst ;
proved a dead heat between Miller and Compeer,
tu 2:40 ,. Tie latter won the second In 3:41,
when Vulcan raptured the third and fourth in
2:42 and 2:?1H. Vulcan wan now the lavorlte, and
it wax tnought impossible by his friends for hlut
to lose it. but Miner and compeer landed under tue '
smug head and uead, and anotner dead heat, in i
.. w . was recorded. Darkness approach ng. the ,
r*< <? wu? postponed until to-day at two o'clock.
iuer<- *r<- "111 taree to flnl li the contest, as Bull- l
taut and K lzaoetn remain in the stable under the ;
rule.
i he second contest wa? a purse of faon. for ;
horse* that never oeat '2:83, mile boat*. i>e*t threo !
in Ove, In harness, tvhicn wrought to the .r.ire a j
? hot neid"?<1. H. rmiiips' bay aedin* Daceiver, j
W. s. Thorn's brevn getdtng Piui O'Mell, jr., J. H.
Ooidsmith s buy mare Lottie. T. R. iiHtieyl white
tft . itnn Wtitte < loud, and i. Wa. Iter's brown marc
Latlv Ain.ie. Its tna pools boior* the start Whirs
? i .?ii brottiltit t4o, Lady An le $10, Phil O'Nall
?.4. i.ottie t-o and liecdjVer $12. Lottie sou tue
n 1 -?t lien 111 ?:3>. When White Clond went In so I
captnred the sc^juj and third 111 2..::^ ani -.31 1
In 'he eeond n?:it I.sdy Annie Was listsnred for
i"Ui iim nig. White Cloud and I.ottie cow sold on
e\en terms, 2 i" 1 over the Held. O0U1
.mill's m\re won the roiirfi beat ;ti magnificent
?i> e after a severe struggle wun White tJloud,
beating bim out oa f a m ad In 2:and -u*
ai-o ,u- .redi-ed with 'ne flit a and the rare, after
in, ? ei prettiest -assies with White Cloud th:it
w.i? evet ?''en '>n &ii? track. coming under the
st Ing iti advance by naif a length in 2:3a*?. wn.t?
Cioad takes second and rntl o'Nuii tlurd money.
al'MM UtT.
PKrafOOT Park. Parkvii.lb, U I.. Mar 13. i?76? 1
iniBo i'at Ok the SrKlNO IBMtTiio Miner in 1,? ,
Firsi Hack.?Pnrse 01 *2uo, lor horses th at never
beatttttee mnuites : mli? nesM, best, turee iti flvs, |
111 aarness; $114 to the erst ttu. to ttic second and
tvo t<> :tie third iit.rse. Judgea-Mestirs. turiey,
1 ?rr and McMation.
rhomas Oonuera' ulfc. f. Vnlcaa 4 3 1 1 4
j. n. rnil'ips' b. s. Compeer 0 1 7 0 0*
w. Tttom's gr. g. Henry Miller.... 0 4 2 2 o* I
J Bu ^plan's eh. ff. Brilliant 3 3 3 8 3 j
i?r. HmuH Mk, a. Eilxabeth ? r fl 5 6
vv u'Coanors b. m. Etli'h 5147 dr.
John Walker's w?. g. First ?f May.. 7 ? 5 4 ur.
ret r Mauers 0. g. Caatevello 8 h dr.
TIMIt.
Vtutritr. rtaHI*.
First. h< ?? <0 1 19 2:40>l
-ecoiid lo-?t 41 1.^0 2:41
Tmrd neat 4u I:t?!% 2:42
Fourth n>*at 40 1 ;?/? 2:4I
1 lltli Itfat 41^ I :2a 2;4l,,
? Poti on* ! until to-day at two o'clrv k.
?um* 1 >av Sitoovn Haob?Pnrse or $300, for
AUM W itvat i*U'C. ?
In Ore, In harness; tno to tDe first, fioo to lie
second and |do to the third.
i' t!- U?ld?mub?B b. m. Lottie 1 3 2 I 1
r. B. Bailey'* w. g. White Cloud 2 113 2
j h P V" 4f;.rhI' ?'Ne"' ?"??? * 2 3 a J
f " Tl J ,* Deceiver s 4 dis.
J. waiver sbr. in. Lady au rue 30i?.
rmjs.
. Quarter. Half. Mile.
Knst heat 40^ 1:17)4 2 35
Second heat 41 12:u:?
J bird heat 31 ij 1 ikiy u **i 1 w
Fourth neat 40 11* 2 t4^
*l:thheat *? rlo &3s2
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF MUSIC.
When the announcement was first made In the
world mat an unknown gentleman a mniionnalre
of this city, was auout to enuow dmmg his life
time a college or mumc In tne city of New York for
the jres education of the American ueopie in the
art of mimic, ihe world shrimped its snouldcr? aud
said "Can such things ne?" From time to time
scraps of news have floated out to the public
1 hio.it'll l)i. William leaner, tne one medium 01
communication between the generous unknown
and the world. The extent of what has been done
Is only known to a tew and b is teen kept a secret
?>? them until tne proper time !or divulging it
should come. The passage of tue charter of this in
stitution by the Legislature has already been made
known to the readers of the Hkkali>. The immen
sity of the design of this school or mosic has only
to be known to be appreciated, in the first place
ttie ire? gut of a sum suttiuient to fouud an mst.tu- I
Hon for the public good is of itself enough to
attract the attention of the world when left ny
win. Hut when a wealthy gentleman gives that
sum during bis lifetime, so that he may see for
himseli its good results?not only give?< but gives
freely aud in such a manner that the institution
be bas founded will never be trammelled by hall
measures or restrictions that make some gifts a
burden 10 their recipient*? then the people may
well rise up and call him blessed, rnqucstloua
bly this coWcge win give a new impetus to j
the progress of music in America, and
may be the means of placing us at the
heaa of musical nation*. A country whose popu
lation is made up from that of every other c^uu
try in the world may reasonably be expected to
reproduce the best charactemfics of each. The
voices of American gins are celebrated lor their
peculiar, rich and birdlike quality. Although we
have not yet produced a tenor of great distinc
tion, we have given the world one oi It* greatest
prime donne in tne person of Miss Clara Louise
Kellogg. We have numerous good orchestras and
siuging societies, aud it only need* a littio en
couragement to show what we- an do when put
upon our mettle. The gentleman who has
devoted his mean* to this end will nnn,
as soon as his name is given publicity, that
republics are not always ungrateful.
Ihe names of tue gentlemen who compose the
board 01 trustees are sufficient guarantee that
there is nothing mythical or speculative in the
plans of the American College of Music. They are
nine in number and it is safe to say that a
stronger board has seldom a at at tne head of any
institution in this country, and the generous donor
may congratulate himself upon having procured
names that will carry so much weight and dignity
with idem. Taey are as follows:?Mr. Henry i>.
Steobins, than whom no man is better known as a
patron ol music in this city or as one who ?ympa
uiizes with every generous enterprise lor the
aesthetic education of the people; Mr Marshall <1
Roberts, whose close c nueotion with art is too
wen known to need repeating; William Blmer M
who IB really the projector of tin,greatschool"
Mr. wunam H. Vanderb.lt, a wealthy "nd orom '
nent citizen; Mr. Alfred Mmr.nson, well known
in financial circles as an honorable ?nd successful
man of business: Mr. Charles L. Tiffany ai-o
a well-known man of business; ex-tjovenior Mor
Kan. J udge Jowett and Attorney General I'd warns
Plerrepont. ihese last three names have bJ?
beiore the public so loug and in soon dietinguwiied
connection tsat tnev ne u no introduction no
only to New York, but to lue country at large It
wi.l be seen a. a glance that this hoard u?- t(e(.n
seieced not only for its prominence bat lor Yt
ttuanciai ability and culture. Two , r three mor,"
names may be added, rait that is a matter for ?he
future, its strength is oonceutratej now
Biuce the plan* oi tne American College of Manic
wer" Orst made known l?r. Kiiaer nas nad ?"er
v lews wth and received letters irorn wealthy gen
tlemen offennj U) em ow scholarship* or to do
anything they can to Inrther the go ?; worn One
gentleman cilled upon tue Uo tor 1 ?e othe'r day
and begged that be wou d get the old
gentleman to withdraw ins endowment
let liiiu fflve t&e $6,000. ||j ymd mat He nad
long just sue': a pro.ter- ,n his mind and wts
only waiting the proper time to make it known
He seemed greatly .iisai pointed wnen Ur. himtr
told him mat he was too late. Hnamg thai he
< ouid not do as he desired, he becged tha*. tne eoi
lege would accept a gdt oi $aoo,oJo from his Veh
Uiled treasury, which offer was not refused A
Uk?*u> representative suggested that this ..IhT
ml lionnaire. whose name by the <va?. w ? Bouae
hoid word in this citv, wonid do as much with iii*
wealth f?r art as t6e former bad done iw iw??
but he would Dot litteo to trit* idea. Mo- ?
temple W aD<1 l? U a'0IM! *oa'd l,e fuse's
ar* P0""10* *>! "hi. h the Grand
Lpe,r*.ilou"tLwl" M for ? ??''? oi veas. ?o
that the school may be commenced by the 1st of
?September or even sooner, a iiCH.u.ii renraven
tative visited the Grand Opera Uouse lor the pur
pose of seeing for himseli how well i. ??
to the purposes of tne school, snd he was thor.
ougbly surprised atwsat tie -air "rheVJ." mar
J?'Dg E''':hu, *?????? ana Twenty-mird
^\hn?l ConUlu fbf op,sr* Proper:
\ 2ti. . rnnnin* neany through to
Nintu avenue. The iiaiu oundiug contain* tns
omces lately occupied by the Krle Railwa* 0 in
pany. Tin re are four stoiles of rooms, earn story
coinmuuicaUug by broad stairways of i lack Wai
nut. mere are two ro >m? that wo??d do itr
< oacerts, whi>*n bold 2,0oo peisons each In
me days of K.sg tiosi "we rooms
i*?,?' > ceiling thirty-two ieet
bigb and .? gsllery running ail around, and this
was toe bsiiroom. ^.w it is divided Into two
room*, with citings of sixteen and a hall ieet m
height. 1 ne rootbs that were occupiod by th
omcers 01 tue oott pany ate aooat twenty in 01 m
m,L?,#'Kanl'jr and fresco. ,|
and dnisned in black nainut, anu are excellently
adapted [or el as rooms. Kverytbiug aoout tio
building is of the most elaborate and substanti i
cuaracter. and no taius were spared -o mako th a
indeed a grsnd opera boose. Tuere are s*tendl<l
arrangements in esse 01 Ore -the mo-t periect n
be city, we are told. Kv. a the cellar .a' " mode*
in its way, and Is high, dry and well ventilated
on every floor of the building mere are doors cons
muuic.umg with the uuditortum. Altogeiber it
sc?fiii H* ihoitcn Homo power wcri* n work
to bring a noble institution like tse College of
Mosic to wipe off the cloud from the innocent!brow
01 the Grand Opera Hons*. An iniormai ircetmg
of tbe trustees was held Wednesday m^nt.
TRIALS OF POLICEMEN.
(otBralsitoncr Voorhis held court at Police dead
quarters yesterday to try policemen on complaints
by citizen*, The Erst ca-e of Interact sailed w ia
that of patrolman Jeremiah Mahoner. of the Poima
precinct, wh ?stood charged with having received
from Thomas Wild, of No. 10? Cherry atreet, the
sum of I'AJ. paid lor me purp le of having the
officer use hi* influence to procure the release of a
boy named William Clifford, arretted on a charge of
larceny. An indictment w:is louuu against the
boy above named on toe 17th or August. 1072, but
he managed to evade the po.ice until May at, 1874,
wnen ne was arreaed by Manouey.
Wild ciaimn that he received $uo from Cllffori'a
mother arid paid the same to Uahouev, but tl>e
latter denies that he ever received the money.
He admitted having been appriacueu on the sub
ject by Wild, but ?ays ihu lie rero?ed tne jircttvr?d
briDc. I he case wan re.eired to tne loll It iai .1.
Patrolman Jotm Purvis of toe Mixteeotb pre
cinct. was arraigned en tne charge 'if saving in
suited. moused and iliega Ijr arrested Mrs. Kliz*
Wetli i/anflcld, te*idiug at No. 4.'i7 West Seven
teenth -treet. Fr ra Mi* evidence it appears that
shortly before twe>ve o'cioca on the nigbt oi May
1 Mrs. Can a aid went to a i'quor saloon in Tentti
nvonue, near Sixteenth street. for the purpose of
rinding her husband an i bringing him nome.
While thus eo^-airea she waa approached oy Officer
PuiTls, wso atrested her on a chargo
of disorderly conduct, which charge. bowser.
wa> not entert.alDed by the sergeant in command at
tne Miauou home, who ordered tua release of inn
prisoner. Mrs. Cantieid appeared iii court yester
day and told a pitiful srory. she was frequently
compelled to leave her house la'e at night te mi
her husband, who, she says, drinks freely snd ren
ders but little assistance' to her lamily of seven
.-mall children. On the n.ght In question, she
claims, the officer, seeing her alone. nade Indecent
proposals to her, and on being Indignantly re
fused, sn? also telling htm that she would bring
the matter before his superior officers, the police
man literally dragged i.er to Mie station, tearing
her doming ajid tureateuing to cloh her at aimxsi
e\ery step.
The policeman denied the alleged brutality, and
asearia that mm woman whs disorderly.
1 tie case was referred to tne full boa.d.
THE LIVINGSTONE Ml'RDEtt.
It has been ascer alned ny the police of jersey
City that Pan Heiliy the alleged murderer or Liv
ingstone, la secreted in New York, he has been
recently seen several times in a aaioon ?t the
corner or Uoostoti street and Broadway. Two rie
to. uves weut m uursuit >esterda>, Put failed ta
TILE SOCIETY OF THE CIM( 'INNATL !
?LKTIO* OF OFTIC?IW- HIWrincTAET FIJH AP A j
KKVEN-TEUVUEll A RJELiC OF WAHHINOTl'N
THK BANC^TKT LAHT EVKNINO.
The triennial convention of tbe Society <-f the ;
Cincinnati was resumed \esterday uiorumg at l>el- '
iiiomco's. There was a fuii attendance ol dele
gates and the proceedings were opened by prayer. !
Hon. Hamilton Fish, tne President, wore yester
day tbe insignia or ins office, a costly eag'e
studded with precious stones, about two hundred j
in numoer. Tin- leaves of tne olive tranches and I
wreaths are romposed of emerald*, toe bemes of ;
rifry and tlie beak of the eagle amethyst.
Aoove me eagle is a group or military
emblems? flairs, drums and cannon?all or
diamonds surrounding a ribbon upon
winch are inscribed the word*. "Presented j
In the name of the French sailors to His Excel
lency me (iencral Washington. ' which Is also
nlti'ided with precious stone*. Above is a bow ol
nuiiri aninjue ribbon ol light blue color, witu I
white eo^'Cfc. The general effect ot this diamond
oaxte, which ccwrt $;i,000. is dazzling.
Tbe following is tne
l.l-T OF OKKU'KBS
elccted yesterdiy for the uext three years:?rre?
moot Genera:. Hon. Hamilton Fiati, of Now York;
Vice President Geueral, Mr James Simmons, of
South Carolina; Secretary Geueral, Mr. George W.
Harris, of Pennsylvania; Treasurer General. Alex
ander Hamilton, Jr., ol New > ork; As iMtaat Secre
tary (.euerai, Richard I. Mauning. of Maryland; 1
i Assistant Treasurer General, William H. Dayton j
I ol New Jersey; Chapia.u, Rev. M. h. llutton, of !
New York.
Mr. Fish, upon accepting the offl-.e to which he ;
| lias now been re-e:e ted .'even times?tuus sliow
inu that he .? even worse than a third termer? I
I a> kiiowk dged in a few relicitious words the com
pllment paid to Uim. He had now been President
Honeiai of the Society of tne Cincinnati !or twen
D une years, he said. At the time of his first
election he wis already In public life, and l.c
I had been In office dur tig the greater portion of I
tnese twenty-one lear^; bat among all th<- posi 1
tlonx he had ever held this was tne om- do rest to j
htm. liifc ieuiurh.8 were received wnn hearty aj>- ,
plause.
it wis stated in correction of a statement that
appeared yesterday that the late treasurer, Gen
eral i'eucb 1'iighman, was not in deiauir in his ?<?
counts with the society of the Cin'iuiiatl, but ,
simply had not made a staioment oi his account !
be.ore hi* deata, which was sudden. The ? eso u- I
tion a<iopiec on Wednesday by tbe soiaety was,
i therefore, only to authorize the Assistant Treas- '
uier to take sti ps in order to seenre ucn accouut I
I from Geueral iuuhiuan's executors.
AN ANCIKNT KKIJC.
j Mr. Alexander Hamilton, Jr., pr?Hento<l to the
, society a dozen lorka, once belonging to General
Washington and formerly in possession of the so
! eiery. Tltev an' piam. turee-proaged steel lorss.
witn horn bandies ana silver tipti. This curiosity
will prooabiy be sent to me Centennial Kxtilbi
tlon. along with m'inv of tne other relies of the
i household of tlie "Father oi lu^ Country."
7UK 11 ANyt'liT LAST KVkMNU.
Aiier rr,iusa.'!,iu!r miscellaneous business of no
?pedal interest, me society adjourned, and aiter
luncaeon tuc (leiearates were driven to the Park
in me ele*ant carriages belonging to the members
i of the New York State society, in tne evening
1 the grand banquet, took place in the preat hail at
, Delmotilco's. AU the delegates anu most of the
! members of tho State society were present
I to join in tbis renewal ol old irieuii
I ships formed in memory of their lore
lathers' fellowship in arms. The dinner
was a great su -cesa and reflected much credit
| upon Mr. Delmonloo, its well as upon General
i Cochrane, of the state society, who wan intrusted
I with the arrangements. The speeches were all of
a convivial utii! humorous cuaract -r. Mr. Fish
pr? sided In virtue ot Ills offlce as President Gen
eral, and alluded in fitting words to the gior>ou->
memories wblcn cluateied around ihc loumlers of
i this association and for the perpetuation ot which
! the latter wm formed. All me apeccnes, m foci,
: i>reatne<l this deieriit in renewing oin ties and
| honoring the memory of the lir-i members ol the
' society. Thediuiie. lasred until a late lour, and
tbe members ilnallv separated with Hearty haiid
! snaking.-, and coidial wishes oi "an t-rvoir."'
Wi.ere tl.e next triennial convention will be held
has not vet oecn oe ided. t'Ut > lie prooaoili'y is
. mat the hoice will IH upon Baltimore or Churles
ton. Tne present reuuiou was tu every respect *
complete buvce s.
HAliliOR IMPBOVEMBNT&
WOKR TO BE FPOFPMl IN TUX CHVNNK1. A
BOARD OF KM- UN OHM TO TAEJS TBI MATT I ..
IN HANH.
Tbe Board ol Engineers a, poiate I by ( onjrref"
to inveatig*;e ;?euera. Newton's plan lor tmprov
inn the channel oetween Maten island and Ne v
Jersey H ire aa jet taken no definite action Ic
jond crjuluai Mutit;. Th<> ivca.dent o: tae
Hoard is Celouel l. M. Tower and tae Recorder
captain William H. lienor, or t!io ? orpi of Kn
giuaers; too other members being Ueneral New
tjn, Lieutenant Colonel 11. G. Wright una Lieu
tenant Colonel J. 1>. Kur:,/.. It i. expected that
tbis Board will either uMM QNtril Newtou n
pla* or deviae a new one wh';? wM not l>e open
to any objection.
Dnring tue present session of the Legislature
residents on Mateo Island petitioned mat tue
work of improvement according to Ceneral New
tou'a plan abonla be stopped, on tbe ground that
it was of serious embarrassment ant.1 injury to a
number of person* engaged In the oyster trade to
the vicinity. A joint resom'ion wx-> passed rooom
mending that congrra* make no uriner appro
priation for the present toward tbe improvement
of the channel, Congress, however, made no ap
propriation lact year for the purpose. and awaits
the repo t of the Board of ti own appoiutuit-i>t
before disbursing y more ruontf. it a said t y
the irit-uii* of tne Impr <cien\ as carried
out nrcoming to neutral Newna'i Ideas,
taat iho petitioners ? id not seriously
conaldot what Hiey were doing and hat tbep.ea
of interference wrh the orater trade ??? mure
imaginary ii.au real, aa tn re arc no oyster ncis
iu in neighborhood, and the o-i.v tr*de trri ? ?
oa is wtttttis known as "ires icti if.' wnicn ic cot
of conseqnenoe compared wita tnejjiear advan
tages < r au improvement in <bc chancl.
, ne plan ori?iM tied tiy (ieueral Now ton, and
which nas t>eea In great part carried oat. was to
relieve vaseis froin inconvenience- b\ ia? 'n* of
dike* ao <oostrucie i a? to k< ep tne coannet ele ?r
or sediment aa I affoid boats a clear
course mro'ifh viip Kill von KuH. und mi mo
i.niKi lest of ihe dike, running irom iiowianu
Hook wtll he completed tin- week, and on com
pletion of this part tbe work *ui beutsconunue I,
not tone resumed uuHi alter the report of ;ne
lloard of hngiueers. im* dike was to runout to
a i.Hint near Ml.outer's Island, where it woull
meet another dike connecting hi right am;, s
with a trlrd, wh.cti would start roro the s-'ore
near the railroad at Eiigatietbport. and mn par
aiiei with the one tront Howiand Moo*. Theaike
iroin Howiand would tie aix'ee i inn a tta.f
feet in <ie|.tr.--the lowest deptn of lUe chBBiitl
1 aroiimi Kill tron Knil?an l wooid iorm tlie raatu
(laaoaire. tbe two otier dikea beiorf acceasort a to
the object in view?vi'., to pro.ect the v?#sen
from tne tiro r>ars at this point, one o' whim I*
to ihr west ol the l^jwet Wake and tne other a little
neiow shooter's laland. surron ultn.' the Corner
Make Ik a flat, and at timei Aa m.iiuf tin i w> \ar
boats have been seen hereag^ound. loget around
10 Kill von Ktill it la necessary to hen I aoove t .e
t>ar At the Corner Stake, and then to come don n
aud (o around tbe t?ar below fcho<>ter'? Island, the
width l?e'ween tne two bars beli e over 'wo un
dred yards. The dike irom HowiABd'a Uoo*
would rnn in a straight line not ween tne Corner
stake and Shooter's laUnd in a iiepih of sixteen
and a ha'.r rcet of water, right out into the han
ael and on to Ki i von Ku l. At ti:e
present time the flat is constantly the re
ceptacle of Ndiment lodged t. ore. on the
enb tide by tie waiera from VcwArk Kay. ont
of the I'AAsaic And llacken^ack rivets. Alougni le
tbe <luc<. aucn a* (lenerai Sewttm uropose I to
lorm tttem. there were sure to tie currents Which
would sweep ,i way tbeae aett'tngs on the chan
ne ofd ana so arrange rne aenarati >n or the tiaeg
at HhOOter'A l-i-tnd tnar no obstacles t.j niemovj
mcrits of the oi^lts conid arise.
The opiHisition ol some ol t ^e ~r,?ten lalander',
however. Das tnccuetfgd in sioppmg tne work lor
tbe present, but it is said that tu?aj ol the peti
tioners aueatlr rgfrct tne p.r; t? ? io<i* in I n
peding the imt n.veuient or the cbannel. *t ail
events, aeverai mom us must now eia se belorn
tne i:,,ard "i Kniftneers ran maice a report. an<<
?Beu further delay wi ! ensue t> ? r..re ? onere-s r.in
grant an appropriation. Home idea may t?e
formed oiihe importance au improvement in
the chatMei At me pmnta above named wnen it
Hi remembered that Ikmj ir.im All larti of tbo
soutaero coisr. ana. boats Ann ste mi propeller :,
p??s thr.ugn this troublesome cuc.it. wnhia
which these bsrs and flats are circumscribed.
Prom up tne lUritAii Hiver, :roin Southern norts,
over A.ooo.opo tons of produce nave t>e? n boated
through this pottM n a rear, and over 5,iksi.ouo
more have passed from oilier pons. The ?TA>e
Importance, tbereiore. of an improvement in ih*
f.nannei a< -i iooter's Isian.i an I its vicinitr won d
seem to claim acknowledgment. I is sain that
tie men engaged in ti.? "ireAnenlng" ol . yaters
at the place uo not number uianv morj than naif
a hundred.
SUICIDE BY SHOOTING.
R. H oimstead died at the Long Island C'oiiege
Hoapiui. Henry sireet, yesterday lorenoon, fro i
ths effects of a p: m"is lot wound in the head.
Deceased was found aeeted on a hench near tt.e
sixih avenue entrance to Prospect I'ark a lew
days ago. M* eding from ? wouud in tiie he..d,
wiik n ne inflicted tilmseii. lie gave as an eSctise
Mr tne rash d;ed fliianciai dlrilculiles. lie was a
nali te oi tue nlted Mates w is nventy-flve >eai s
01 age anil leaves A- He who reside* a; No. 104
hiiiOi avouuc.
AN INTER-INDIAN WAP,
Break ug Out of Hostilities Between the
Snakes and Sioux.
SKITOI OK AN ANC1KNT NATION.
A Great Chief a*nd His Friend
ship for the Whites.
On Tut Pi.ains, May 7, 1S75.
Some days arothe telegraph informed the read
er ol tne Hkkai.u mat tbe ston* and Arrapahoe
Indians bad gone to fight the Khoshones. We ,
now have the first tut ol ludlan news In this cam
pal en, which comes to in irom the wind River j
Valley, and is iu favor of the Sioux, they having |
stolen some pomes from the Shoshones. Tlie I
Shoshone-, or Snake Indians-?as tbey are beat j
knowu by the latisr name? possess an uncommon
history and nave been at w*tr with tbe Sioux for
I over hall a century a residence of over three
years among them will enable me to tell you
something about tbem Their earliest recollec
tion, tbey uay, of while men is ol Lewis and Clarke,
who, in lhtie, cam* up tbe klissouti River in
the middle of tbe hot moon (August) and
ascending the Jefferson Pork, tied their boat and
came to tbe village. Tbe tribe then numbered
ia.000 nouIh and wan under a great chief named
Cameafcwait, wno really seems to have been a
great man and a sort of King Philip in the West.
The Indians were greatly excited at tbe approach
of the white men, and some wanted to kill tbem,
but Camealiwait bade tbem be quiet and sent out
sixty warriors to receive and welcome the stran
gers. Tae great chief met tbem at tbe
edge of the village and escorted them
to a lodge made el new skins, where
he washed their feetj gave them food and
ordered tbe whole tribe to show tbem every
respect. he went young men to wait on Lewis
and Clarke and offered them young women for
wives while they Btayed in his village. Tnis royal
host seems to have entertained the white men as
became a king, and when they departed he accom
panied them with an immense retinue to their
boats. The snakes, or, in their language, tbe Sho
sbones, in those days (lfcoci were scattered over
I a large territory and claimed a'l the lands between
j tbe Columbia River and Missouri Valley. They
; roamed pr.nclpaily on Green River, near River,
Sweetwater, tbe Colorado and Plat;* rivers, and
bad vast herds, numbering tens of thousands.
Their neighbors were tne Sioux. Blackfeet, Oo
j munches, Minnetarees and Pawkeen, and tbey
j were constantly at war Tbe Snakes were a
TKKKOK TO AI.L NATIONS,
' and tbey fought with a de#per<itiou and bravery
equal to the Greeks and Romans. < arrying im
mense shleKts of buffalo hlda on their left arms
and spears in their right hands tney advanced to
battle on foot, and nothing could exceed the
ferocity or persistency of their attack. It
was not until 1810 that tbey obtained guns anil
learned to use them. They bought their arms from
the Yellowstone Indians, who said they got them
from fur dealers (probably the Northwest Kur
Company). Schoolcralt thinks the Shoabone Ic
| dians were one of the primary storks of Rocky
1 Mountain Ind.ans, tut in this he was mistaken.
The Snakes say they cume from the south, and
they are undoubtedly a ?> anch of the Oamanebes.
i Una view is sustained by General Alvord, now
l aym iHtcr General ol the army, who served thirty
years in the Wi st, and by ( olonel Cady, wi o knew
the su.ues lor forty yeura. and in 1863, at
Port Laramie. recorded them as an otfahnot
of tbe Comanche family. What caused them
to soparaie from the Comanche*, or when the sep
aration took place is notparticniarlyknown.bat
the uuke traditions put the independence of r.he
1 tribe at itho to 1787. aud that ts probably about
the time tbey separated from tbe patent stem of
tue rrt! e.
j Il.v Uec.iT of tne Snake tru?e has been very
marked. In 1M!> th?y were divided into two di?
| unci tribes, Eastern and Western Sboshonef,
and hi l.sfiO they broke up Into four bauds, Root
Bar or*, Buffalo Katers, Sheep F.sters and Honer
[ Hater-. Ttie tribe in ltt?) numbered 4,900 aonls.
lu IMP the; had declared war agalust
I the white*, and lor a time necessitated
the abandonment of tbe route to Califor
nia. Kiev were among the (ew Indians who
understood the efficiency of a charge in battle.
From behind a bin toe* would daah oat oa their
?wllt ponies, swoop down on a tram and shoot or
tomahawk the driven almost before any one
could draw a revolver. From Sweetwater to
iiivea uver tne road is marked with sraves of
emigrants s.aiigSiereu by the Snakes, and almost
cv ri mil aul oafion baa a history of blood an.!
murii- r.
in it<?u the Snakes were divided Into l.ake I 'la
gers Salruou b*ter?, Slieep l atere and KuUaio
Katers. in t winter ofis?3 iko bauds, alter a
ioii.' truce, having become again
hostile ro thk v, nrras,
Genera'. 0?.ti ior with a regiment of California
volunteers, surf rlwil them ou Bear River and ,u
most annihilated them. Ihev now uumtier ;ess
man 2,000 -ouis. (be Ag*-dlk-ara. >r Sainton
Caters, live on -nake Itivcr au<l, aa their name
1 null at.:-, subsist ou salmoii. me Took arlk-aru.
or ?lie [i Ra'ers live on salmon River and eat the
mosaaion, or Rockv Monr.ta.n sheep. liieau are
tn wiidesr looking Indians I ever ss-t. The
K ?oisa-uk*ara. or Buffalo Ka ers. live on Wind
Kiverand .re known at Wnsuakie's buod. U ia
tnw baud the mob* an<i ArrapaUoes have
<ro e to flRht. They live on tbe ae.nl of I,it ie
w,nd River, wtier- they nave an ageucv, and two
years ag < Wash ?kie atm i>i- baud uumuercd J, 4j |
-ii..- an* could must* r 30 ?.irri> a lor battle.
I ne wnter waa tn th? wind R ver country in l <k?,
t>,o. it-71 .ml uto.it of i?:j. When tne sweetwaier
?jo.,l mines were opened in i ?<* an.l ps?pie began
to Hoi k in Red Cioad claimed tbe country
as tsioux ianU and warned the wuitea to
leave. Washakie at once ?ent w< rd tbe ?
tat d belonged to the >nak. a, aud the
whitea were bin friend* an l should remain
and mine if the/ wished. Matties were lought in
th. summer of l?o? between the Saakes ana
whites ou one aide and ihe Sioux on the ot;,er,
ubtll IB the sprint of I860, when the government
seni i4 its troaps, oe. spied tbe country and built
a fork to protect tne mines Tbi* lort waa known
a- old Fort l.rowu. and was di?mantl?<] lu 1871
and removed to tbe head oi Little Wil d River,
where it la now kno?*n a* Vew rort Browa, auti
at tlie present time is garrisoned bv t ompaby H.
Second l itled Stat?s cava ry. la 1870 the govern
ment built a I Wo company P"St near Setitn Fas.
on the side of tie Wind uiver Mo intaiua, an-t it
ta now known a> Camp stanibeugli, and Is garri
soned by Company i?, .second I ntt-d .iui^s cav
alry Major D. ?. cordon (ommanding. Thejort
is named alter l ieutenant Stambaugli, Who fell
lu i87o. whim gaii.ii.ur flgatina the Sioux Indians
in the Wind l.'T?r v .ii ?. in tue *uuimer ol i?w
He.! t Ion i sent down -w warriors uuder on,; or
nta be-t rtsihting chiefs, Utile stx.ro attack sa l
harass tu.) troops in tbe Wind Kiver coantry.
Ttie. came into tue f'opoagle Valley, killed cpht
wmte men and anMMfded iti klUing or.e soldier,
wuen Lieutenants i>mw adie and Ht.imi>AUkn.
wi.n ttiirty men ol Coiu;auy D, deoond cavan^,
au i llvu otizsii*.
artAritrn thb nrou.vs
ki'led Six and five Ol ira warrtnra. The
light la ;ed r m iv? o'clock in the afternoon
until sositand enoed in Ine retreat of the in
diaua. Tne rro..|>? tost sevauieea ooraa* killed
ati.i wounded, one aoldl r killed. Rve w uih I
anu one dtiien wonnued. ??sh*kie and ti *
I i.ans wera at tie time seventy mil's up tae
Wtti.i River, he was sent word to romc lown
and attack tbe moux in :r.?nt, while tae troo ^
wcu.d loliow tbeui np bat Wat-hikie ioo? t:ie
wrong side of tbe mountain and missed tbe -Ions.
At oue lime tne two bodies if Indian
were within tore* miles of e ich other, tbe one
coming down aud tbe other going, tin, only a low
mcitiiiialn 8?t>, rating iHem. but neither i ar'y ?*??
t^e oilier. Had Washakie taken the other -id of
..ie moantaiD not a Sioux .vould have escaped.
Washnkte bit'erlv felt t.be bl?>ne attached to him
b) me United Htatesoflkrers ior allowing tn.' sioux
to escape, and early in the spring sent twetrj
'*ven picked war.iora t? steal their eoun rr,
aurpri-e t lie >:on* villare and run off ponies, i h.-y
succeeded. t?nt as they returned with tbeir l>ot>iy
tuev were our off in tbe mountains, surrounded aad
mi killed but oue. turn warrior had tour severe
wonniH on his body, and tke last ronr mt:es tie
craw > d on his hands and knees, nelng uki wean
to walk. He was p,liked ui> bv Major Hal l win an
I it'll > n tradei. taken to ins house and careiul y
aurac I un a ne recovered.
in thesprlnf^i 1871 tnesionx, Araptr>oei and
Northern Oheyenoes lormcd a cossoined expedi
tion agaiteu the ^uakes. ins Chiei. Waabacie.
bearing of ttietr ootaing visited ?'amp
^lam augh, and asked tuo Iniied States
officers for help. in* Commaadtng tiffl ? r
?aid the govornmeut was not at w*r
wiiu the Cbsyenoas or Aimpaboes bat he sym a
thl/.eil with Wa hakie and wonid do what aeconi.l
to neip htm. It was then arranged a eompan* of
ra\ ury Hluiuld t?e sent to support the Snanes. Iftio
were to do all tne ttuhitng. Washakie advasced,
?autflit Hie tiostlle Indians, routed them ami took
sevaniesa icaips and a lot of'ponies. He l.>s; tive
li.iit.iua, l)a >uia uCCUktou Was..akl? disputed tue
| greatest bravery, dashing into a cave where s?m?
> Cheyennes had uk<>n rciuge ado wut bis
own band Killing and dragging out by the
uair a wurrior whom ne scalped. At another time
Washakie charged atone som- Sioux who wer?
crossing a ford, and, with a sabre, cu* down an 1
killed a warrior.
SKETCH OP A URKAT CHSEP.
Wnshakie is about sixty years of age an>! one et
the flui'dt loosing Indians 1 ever saw. Me la over
six leet tall, perfectly proportioned and bit; laco
closely resembles that of Washington. aa seen .n
I'oale's paintings. lie dreaaes la citizen's cloth
ing. and flgnts wim a sabre and revolver, if
8>oux and ArapaOoea, aa reported, bave goue
dowu In force to the Wind River Valioy, to
make war on hirn [bey will bud the old warrior
ready to receive them. *od, unless I am uiucli
uustakoQ, tiiey w.ii iu ibe end iret the worst or it.
Colonel Raker, or Pegau lame. ia in command of
the Wind Klver district, and of course will do ait
be can to aid Washakie in repelling tna enemies.
Last summer when General Sheridan sent out
Captain Hate* to attack the Sioux on tbe l ead i t
Powder itlver for the murder of white men Wa
shakie seut 10") warriors aloog to help the troop*.
Lieutenant Young was shot down in the battle l>y
a bull through the knee, and the Snake Indiana
dreaded his bodv until he could oe got ofl il>o
Ueld. and tnus saved his life.
APPRENTICES FOR THE NAVY.
THE FRIGATE MINNESOTA DX01ONATBD A8 A Hl
CJUTINO THti TKKM.1 UPON WHICH THtf
HOTS ARB EVLISTED.
The steam frigate Minnesota, now stationed in
this harbor, has t>een designated aa recelvtnor ship
for boys between tha ages of sixteen and eighteen,
to be trained for tbe uaval service nuder certain
snecititd regulations. Already a nnmuor of lads,
with the consent of their parents, have joined th?
vessel, where they are to remain under instruc
tion until they reach tbe age of twenty-one, when
they will be enlisted lb the sirvice of the Halted
States. This experiment, for it ca,n be called
hardly anything eise, judging by past experience.
It li thought will be productive of considerable
good, both in respect to opening an honorable and
useful career to the boys and also in respect to :m.
proving tbe character of seamen employed on
American ships-ef-war. On former occasions
youths were raken as naval apprentices with the
prospect, if exhibiting proficiency In studies and
correct deportment, of being sent to t he Academy
at Annapolis for further instruction, so as to
qualify taeui to become midshipmen and thus
commence on the road inat lesds to the highest
rank in the naval -ervice. itut the plan Uitl not
work well and it had to lie abaudoned.
The Secretary of the Navy now proposes to fake
boys between the Hges aoove mentioned, of ro
bust frame, intelligent, healtnv constitutions aud
live feet one inch without shoes, on board na
tional vessels. The education will ouiv comprise
plalu Knglish branches, alternating with practical
seamanship and other professional occupation-)
designed to prepare th<*m to be sailors iu the navy.
I he boys are enlisted at the rate of $10 60 per
month and oue ratios. While set vlng on the Min
nesota in tills harbor they msy, if deserving, in
promoted to the rating of lirst class boys, and on
sea-going vessels will be entitled to higher ratings
at me discretion ot their commanding o dicer a. ad
a reward for proiicieucy and good eenduoi. Hoy*
on being enlisted aro lurnlsiied an out tit of dom
ing, for which tney are to pay themselves. They
cannot allot any portion of their pay to their
parents, but are allowed to dr.?w monthly $1 lor
pocket money, and aro also allowed to go on saoro
at the diocrettou of the commanding ptlieer.
Boys who may be recommended tor honorable
discharge utou the expiration oi their enlistment
are to receive continuous scrvies lionets cntii.ing
them to three months' ex'ra pay and tbe addition
of $1 per mouth to tueir pay, prov.ded tliev re-> n
llst lor tnree vears within three months. Boys
injured in the service, or liavinir contracted
disease in the line of duty, are entitled to and
will receive pensions. Iu s-nie cues aa unperiect
knowledge of read.ag and writing will not t?e re
garded as a barrier, and preference will be given
to the sons of old sailors and soldier*.
'liieoe terms appear to be quite liberal, an<1 so
far'here m a good prospect oi obtaining a tarjre
unrulier of youths. The Minnesota >s a line vessel,
and toe oftlrera in charge uave been selected in
view oi their lines* lor taking charge ei buy a who
aro destined to till valuable an i use mi positions
in the service oi weir country, The Sa me is
stationed at I'orisjjioutn, N. d., ;or a similar pur
pose.
NEW YORK CITY.
Matilda Schwab, living at No. 68 a.enue A,
wuiie playing wu aom- Leans yej-ierday aiteruoon,
accidentally fell, sua atning a fracture oi the lei',
sue wus taten ia Beiievue Hospital.
Samuel F'rank, a/ed thirteen year?, or Ne. SI
j f.idridte street, wan aecldeu'aily run over by a
truck at the corner of canal an i Mdrldge street<
last night, s .staining a lractnre or the leg.
Kiiza Hoimes, forty yean of age, living at No.
! ~is Kas! I wenty-dftb stroct, died suddenly at tier
reMdenot last night without m??rtic*l attendance,
rue Coroner vt? notified to nold an lnijuost.
Charles Hennl, aged two years, died yesterday
at the residence of hla parents. No. 024 East Elev
enth atreet. trom iniunea received on the 8in
lost., by Doing ran over by a butcher's wagon.
John Pebter, a child nix years ol age, was
severely injnred by falling down an embankment
I at Mxty-nlnth atret and Ninth avenue yester
day afternoon. He was taken to his residence.
Francis Mann, residing at No. 242 East Forty
second -treet, accidentally fell off the platform ?l
a Third avenue car. at the corner of Broome
street ana toe uowery, last night, breaking u.a
arm.
Jeremiah Sheaban, of No. 147 Leonard street,
whiie at work on the buildm? So. M Mercer
street, accidentally fell from tae second to the
tlrst floor, sustaining severe lateruiil injuries. Us
was -eni to Bei evue Hospital.
Theodore H*ed, tne young man who stabbed hit
stepfather, the particulars of which cr.tne were
tully given In the Ukraid or yestcrdav. wae
committed to ttio roniha yesterday by oroner
Croker to await the result of tuo inquest, wluca
will ee heid lu a lew days.
A K ing of thieves ooarued the schooner Ann
Clover, OBp'aln Terry, Ivtug at pier 1 N'ortn
l iver, on Monday evening', and s:ole the ship's
ciirononit-t.-r. me captain inniieni.tt.eiy g*v?
chase, and the thieves Kuding themse ves si
closely pursued dropped their o <oiv and eacaped.
Toe Roman Cathonc Church of'st. Bernard, to
West Fourteentu street, of whlcn Rev. Qabnel
Healer is pastor, will be dedicated on Snnday,
the .oth In*'.. ' y Cardinal Mc('l> skev. assisted h?
Bishop MoQnide, of Hocuetrer. \ large nnmrter
of priests wtr he present atoJ the ceremonies woi
he very loapos.ug.
Hie members o: the Senior Debating Society el
*t. John's College, Pordhatu, pave a lite. ?ry en.
tertatnmeut in the college hall yesterdav c nsist*
ing of debates ai.d recitations. Trie relatives and
triends of te collegians were present to large
numbers, at.d tesnded their hear r appreowtlon
of the order of extorises and the mtedei-voai
nwnner la which the debate* and recitatu us were
rendered.
While Mri. A. H. Baldwin snd child, snd Mr?. r>.
A. Baldwin, residing at the Cramer, y Perk Hotel,
were riling in a carriage yesterday noon the
horses took friglr and ran away tbrowinir the
driver irotn tils s^at. Holding the cniui in i-ei
arms Mrs. k. II. Ba dwin endeavored >o Jum,j
irom tne ve'de'e. o*i' IB doing to the infant re
ceived r* ne\e.ecutiu the oretisad. No one els?
w is Injured.
The commencement ex?rn?es of the Law school
of the lo l varsity ot thecityof New York wiii he
held this eveam;; at stein way Hall, st eight o'clock.
CnaMellor Crosby. i>. 1>., LL. D., win preside and
cotier the degrees on th? graduating ctaea ol
f-irty-one memo rs. snort sddrasses will he mads
t>. p.i,. Jennings, A. f.yoolt, J, A. Cantor. J. I.
stein. J. 1>- Aureus and M. J. Keogn. ot the ' lass,
n,o an add rose to 'he class by Mr. \V K. Martin.
aii e--*:ij prize of fiVi * 11 prize* of *150 for it ?
bast written and $1 -<i for tha utst oral e x am ma
iion wi.i i.c awarded.
BROOKLYN.
Henry Aliern. aged six years, fell off the doc* a|r
th- foot of Held ?treet. south Brooklyn, yesterdaf
atetnoon aad w is drowned. The body was taken
to itic re id ticc of nis parents. No il4 Conover
-t. ct. corouer Mmma wan aotifled to Bold an in
quest.
i?wen In'lev w:vs arraigned before Judge Rey.
Boiua, in the City coart. yesterday, on a charge of
mayhem. He w as sccu-ed of tdfing the tbum?
nearly otfot Waiter Westiske, witn weom he qtiar
relie.i ou a Myrtle avenue ear. Tr e accusta was
admitted to nail tu the sum of |2,000.
Mary wtihams. ef No. isj Eldridge street; Mary
Wiison. of No. 1S6 cherry street, and James t.
Kaymond, of No. 5^8 Third street, New York, wero
iirrosted by two of the central Office police isster
<uv on suspicion oi shoplifting, ihree coats,
a olen from Messrs. Won A Levy, of No. 131 Fulton
street, were lound in the posseaaioa of Mrs Wil
liam-.. The prisoners were locked up to answer.
1 he Board of Estimates met yesterday and re
ceived estimates oi expeuaes from several of the
departments of the city government for the .vac
1S76. The amount raised fcr city purposes during
t>e current fls. ai year was f i.aoi.ih. aed io(
ti e county govornaent $1.491,70? m. The Depart,
went oi Assessments can# tor (M.iuO; the Jttayor'i
ofthe, fla.soo; Board or Audit.. Hoard e*
Aldermen, $40.000; pe; ot city i.aii ind as-'.s^
auU, ?o,4uo; F turtii Uiatriut comt. IT.lifc

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