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1HIJM JOtitt CM.
Racing at Jerome Park?Fifth Day of
the Autumn Meet ng.
A Fair Attendance and a
Fins Day's Sport.
Five very exciting races.
Big Sandy, Dauntless, Mate, Joe ferns and
Trouble the Winners.
The attendance at Jerome Park yesterday afternoon
was not as large as or, some < f tho previous days of
ihe meeting, the weather being chilly and the winds
bleak and cold; hut th ritcing was as good as could have
boon desired. There was plenty of it, and the contests
were all close and exciting. Five events were on the
sard, and, there bei g a dead beat for ono of them, the
?pectators had really si* good races to amuse them
during the afternoon. The first event was a dash of a
mile by three year olds, the second a dash of three
guartcrs of a mile by iwo-year-olds, tho third a dash of
Iwo miles, the fourth a sweepstakes for all ages, for
horses that had never won a race, a dash of one mile- !
the fifth a steeplechase ol ubout two miles and a half'
Ihe day's sport tlo nig with the run ofTof a dead heat
which was-made in tue first race.
The first event was lor a purse of $500 for three year- 1
.lis; fillies to carry 105 lbs.; beaten maidens allowed
I lbs.; winners durrn the year of $500 to carry a Ib? ?
Of $1,000, 7 lbs.; 01 2,000, 10 lbs extra; the distance one
0 aud " 1uarler There were four entries for the
race. These were W U. Chamberlin's gray flllv Lizzie
R-, by Aster, dam Kairy, 3 years old, carrvlng 100 lbs ?
Ooswell & Cam mack's bay filly Invoice, by Lexington'
ilam Volga, 3 years old, loo lbs ; D. D. Withers' bay fillv
Revolt, by Lexington, dam cue Washington, 3 years old
100 lbs.; D. McDan el A Co. s chestnut colt Big Sandy, by
Australian, darn Genevrn, 3 years old, 105 lbs. Lizzie
R- was the favorite at the commencement of the pool
selling, but Big Sandy soon took her place and had the
cull at nearly eveu money over ail tho others. In
voice and Revolt were sold for about equal
imounts, many people believing that they had good
chances for winning the race. Big Sandy aud Lizzie R.
made a dead heat, ooatiug Invoice only a neck, and it
was generally believed that, had the latter mado h.-r
run a little sooner, tho race would have been settled
then and thcro. The dead heat was run off al ter all the
ether races on the card had been run and Big Sandy
proved the victor. Big Sandy is a strapping big colt
very coarse in appear ance, of large bone and muscle'
but he has a fine turn of speed and runs very ensile'
keeping close to the ground, and is what is known In
England as a '-daisy.cropper." He was purchased by
Lionel McDaniel dur.ng the post summer, when he
was very lame, and when there were fears that be
sever would bo well; but tho Colonel has brought him
ibout all right, and he w-,11 make a useful horse.
The second race was for a purse of $500, for two-year
?lds; beaten maidens allowed 5 lbs. ; winners of $500 to
sarry 3 lbs.: of $1,000, 7 lbs. ; of $2,000, 12 lbs. extra
?he distance, three-quarter* of a mile. This race liko
Ihe previous one, had four starters, comprising P
Lorillard's bay gelding Cyr,;, by Planet, dam Fairy
-irrying 92 lbs.; Augu.-l Belmont's hay fill., Dauntless'
tj Macaroni, dam Artie.*. 92 lbs.; J0. Donahue's bav
Illy Mollio Carew, by V. Tag .nselt, dam Chignon 02
ha., and f.eorgu L. Lor, u -i s brown colt Ao.bu,h by
Australian, dam Dolly ? ,u. Cyril w. s a great favor
te over the others, in of the pools selling fur
nearly even with ail tho others combined. The young
iters had a very bad start, the ravorilo being the last
? get away, and he never had a chance to
reach the others at any part of the race
It is very doubtful, however, whether there would
lave been a different result of the race, even had he
>een on even terras with Dauntless at the start. Daunt
ess ran a capital race and mado a ridiculous oxamplo
>f her followers at the finish. She is a line, large well
formed filly, excellently bred, being by Maccaroni,'dam
Artless. She ran with Mr. Belmont's Patience in a
mile dash at the beginning of the present meeting, and
tecured a place, Patienco being tirst, Mr. G. L Lord
ard's Sunburst second. Dauntless third. The latter has
ill the requisites far the making of a great racehor*c
laving both size and capita! propelling apparatus.
Tho third race was for a purse of $.';oo, for all ages
ihe distance, two miles. The starters wore again four
n number, compns.ng K. W. Sears' chestnut colt Ac
-obat, by Lexington, dam Sally Lewis, 4 years old
108 lbs.; John O Donnell's chestnut colt Milner by
Leamington, dam by Lex.ngton, 3 years
>ld, #5 lbs.; W. CottriU's bay colt Colonel
Neiug&n, by Harry of tho West, dam Kmoline
1 years old, 108 lbs. ; M. H. Sanford's bay horse Mate,'
?y Australian, dam Mattie Gross, 6 years old, 118 lbs.
Acrobat was a great favorite, Mate second choice and
Milner third in favor with the speculators. Mate won
the race vcrv easily in very moderate time; bat the
track was heavy, and with the steady weight of
118 lbs. on his back the race must be considered a
good one. It was quite apparent when Mate galloped
home that be had h id a very easy contest, as be was
quite fre?h, and could havo run a much faster and
further race. Acrobat's defeat, although it surprised
the masses who had made him a great favorite, did not
tstomsh the horse's trainer, Mr Lloyd, for that gentle
man told our reporter before the start that Acrobat had
been atQicted with the prevailing epidemic, and that he
was yet coughing; but be did not know whether the
horse was tit for a race or not, and they entered him in
this race as an experiment to ascertain whether ho
was well enough to run in the four mile dash which
was to take place on Thursday. A robot soon showed
that he had not recovered his old form, for he was
beaten at a moderate pace before he had run a mile and
a balC Miiner having run him down at that distance.
The latter, however, was in turn beaten at a mile and
three-quarters, and came home quite pumped out.
Mate has added to bis many laureis another wreath,
and his many admirers have no fours but what he will
be able to add more next summer, even on Kngl -h
soil, should his owner, Mr. Stanford, conclude to run
him there.
The fourth race was a sweepstakes, for maidens of all
ages, $30 each, ball forfeit, with $400 added; the second
horse to aave bis stake; li four years old allowed If lbs. ;
If five or more, 7 Ilia, j the distance ono mile. There
were six entries lor this event These were Doswell
k Cam mack'? chestnut colt New Ifork, by Planet, dam
Hester, carrying 06 lbs., and the same gentleman's bay
Oily Kvelyn Carter, by Australian, dum Miss Carter, irl
lbs.; D. McDar.iol A Co.'s chestnut colt Joe Cures, by
Australian, dam bctty Ward, 06 lbs.; Jo Donahue's
gray fl'ly Cray I.ag, by Bay wood, dam Lag, 92 lbs., and
U. u. Withers Imported bay fill} Tattoo, by (iladiateur,
dam Bultsgiia. 0It lbs. Joe Cerns was the favorite over
the (fold. He won a very easy race, Tattoo being second
and Kvelyn Carter third.
The c o ng event oi the day was a handicap steeple
chase for a purse oi f "00, of which $200 went to the
second horse; the entrance Iree; three or more horses,
the property of different owners, to start or no race;
the distance a'out i wo miles and a half. fCight burses
cam# to t e post. I Ue?e wer# l?eor(.e LangstafTs bay
colt Coroat t by Joneaborn, dam Carlarid, 6 years old,
carry.ng 142 lbs ; L. A. HlU hcock's chuelnut filly Busy
Bee. by War Dance, dam laiura Hptllmun, 4 years old,
117 lbs. ; Charles Heed's chestnut geiding Trouble, by
Inversion, dam Kate McDonald, 5 years old, 16# lbs.;
Jo Donahue's bay gelding Deadhead, by Julius, dam
Leisure 4 yesrs old, 14? li s., and Ayres k Sutliffe's
bay gelding Dlavoio, by Joncaboro, darn Minette, 5
years old, 193 lbs, Troobla had the call In
the betting, Diavolo being uie second choice, Coro
net third in demand. The rare was clouely contested
throughout ar.d Trouble won it by a head. This result
may b# attributed to the extra Bve pounds that Diavolo
had been penalized with tor healing Trouble in their
last race by a brad. About two pounds and a half
would make them equal Coronet foil in the race, and
his backers loat all their money just at lbs moment the
Anal struggle was beginning.
The following are the details of the running as It
came off:?
ths rtRsr ?*ca
Prwia f500, for three-year-olds; Allies to carry 105
lbs.; beaten mmdens allowed 5 lbs. ; winners during
the year of $600 to carry 3 Iba ; of $1,00<>, 7 lbs , of
$2,000, 10 lbs. extra. One mile and a quarter.
STARTSRS.
D MrDantel's ch. e. Big Sandy, by Australlsn,
dam tienevra, 106 lba (Clark) 0 1
W H Chamberlin's gr. f. Lixzie K, by Aster,
dam Kairy, l'Ht lbs. (Scott) 0 2
Dosw. ll k Cammack's b. f. Invoice, by Lexington,
dam Volga, loo lbs. (Sparling) 3
D. D. Withers' b. f. Revolt, by Lexington, dam
Duo Washington, 100 Iba (bwim) ?
Time, $:IIX.
till SKTTI.VO.
Big Sandy 00 200 200 ?r0 300
invoice.,., 40 76 05 150 100
Revolt 40 70 W) 16$ 100
laseie H lud 224 2"4 11/1
AFTER TH> Dl.il> lit AT.
Big Study x) 550 850 400
Lizzie 11 210 MM 000 3*0
The Muluels ptia I'M 10 oa the first h ;at, and $8 20
on the second
THE RACK.
Revolt had the bc-t oi tho send off, Lizzie R second,
Invoice tii.rd. Big Sandy fourth. The homes rau up
the quarter stretch at a very moderate rate of speed,
and wlien they panned the judges' stand Revolt wan a
head In front of Lizzie K, Invoice third, lhg Sandy
fourth. Going around the upper turn, Revolt showed
the way by hull a length, hut when they reached tho
quarter pole she hud only her bead In irout, Lizzie K
second, two lengths in advance of Big Sandy, the latter
one length ahead ol Invoice. Cuming down to the
bluff, Lizzie R. outran Revolt, and ebowed in front as
she swung around the lull, and bad a length the heat of
it as she passed out of sight, Ihg Saudy second, hall a
length in Irout of Revolt, who was two lengths
in advance of Invoice. Winn the horsea appeared
in sight on the lower turn, Lizzie R was
leading a length, Big Sanuy second, three lengths ahead
ol Revolt, the latter one length in front of Invoice.
Lizzie R. showed tho way into the homestretch, but
Big Sandy was coming after bur, straining every nerve
and muscle to overtake her, and ihe whip was also used
to aid h.m in his efforts. He gained on the gray tllly
Inch by inch until at the stand he was on even terms
with Qer, the judges making a dead heat between them.
Invoice was only beaten a neck by the winners, Hhe
bavmg made a capital run up the homestretch, and it Is
thought by many that h she hud begun her run a little
sooner she would have won the race. Bovolt was not a
hud fourth. Time of the mile and a quarter, 2 I'd1*,
which was very good on so heavy a track. The owners
ol Big Sandy and Lizzie it agreed to ruu the dead heat
off, and this was done alter the sleeplechaso.
THE DEAD UKAT ORCIDKD.
Bob Swim was now given charge ol Lizzie It , Clark
si ill having the mount on Big Sandy. The htfOes
looked well when sent to the three quarter pole to
decide which was the best horse. The flag fell to a
good start; but Big Bandy soon ran to tne front, and
opened a gap up the quarter stretch of four lengths,
with which advantage ho passed the judges' staud.
Going around the upper turn Lizzie R. was sent along
a little faster, and she closed up the gap to two
lengths at ihe quarter pole. Big Sandy came
down to tho bluff leading three lengths,
and he carried this advantage around the hill. When
he appeared on the lower turn ho was leading two
lengths, and this advantage ho maintained into tho
homestretch, and keeping in front won a good race by
two lengths in 2:1s
TI1S RECORD RAC*.
Pi rse $500, for two >ear-olds; beaten maidens
allowed 5 lbs ; winners o: $500 to carry 3 lbs.; of $1,000,
7 lbs.; of $2,000, 12 lbs. extra. Throe quaricia ol a
mile
STARTERS.
A. Belmont's imported b. I. Dauntless, by Macca
rotii, dam Artless, 02 lbs. (Brown) 1
George L. Lorillard's br. c. Ambush, by Australian,
dam Dolly Morgan, 05 lbs. (McCarthy) 2
Jo. Donahue's b. 1. Mollie Carew, by Narragunsutt,
dam Chignon, 92 lbs. (Scott) " 3
P. Lorillard's b. g. Cyril, by Planet, darn Fairy, 92
lbs. (Sparling) 4
TIIK KKTTI.NO.
Dauntless
Mollie Carew
150
475
900
400
80
235
380
225
45
80
130
110
30
05
100
80
The Mutucls paid $15 10.
TUK RACE.
The start was very poor, Ambush getting away sev
eral lengtlis ahead of the others. Dauntless second,
Mollie Carew third, Cyril beaten before be madeajump.
Ambush was Urst to the loot of the bluff, but belore be
got around the hill Mollie Carew was in tho lead, Am
Buth second, Dauntless third, Cyril fourth. The young
sters passed around the hill in this way, and
v\ nen they appeared in sight Mollie Carew bad
the best of it by a length, Dauntless second,
Ambush third, Cyril fourth. When the three-quarter
pole was pas.-ed Mollie Carew was leading
a neck only. Dauntless second, three lengtlis in front of
Cvril, who wan bait ah ngth ahead ot Ambush. Dauntless
soon'took the lead,(Mid Mo Tie Carew being struck with
the whip swerved across the track* Dauutle-sran home a
winner by lour lengths, Atnuush second, a head in ad
vance ol Cyril, who w is two lengths in advance of Mol
lie Carew. Time, 1:21.
THE THIRD RACK.
Purse $800, lor all ages. Two miles.
STARTERS.
M. H. Sauford'sb. h. Mate, by Ac. tr Jinn, dam Mat
tie Gross, i> years old, lis lbs. (bay ward) 1
John (^Bunnell's ch. c. Milia r, by Leamington, dam
by Lexington, 3 years old, 05 lbs. (Bayers) 2
K W. Bears ch. c. Acrobat, by Lexington, dam
Baliv Lewis, $ years old, 108 lbs. (Sparling) 3
W. Cottriii's l>. c. Colon-i Nelligan, by Harry ol the
West, dam i.outline, 4 years old, 108 10s. (Swim).. 4
Time, 3:43.
THE BKTTlJKk
Acrobat 700
Mate 470
Mliner '-00
C?>io.<el Nelligan... 85
The MutuelS paid $14 20.
1,100
1,700
COO
850
01 M
005
4'?)
350
250
320
200
2)5
85
Ida
75
00
THK RACE.
Milner wag away first, Mali second, Acrobat third.
Colonel Nelligan iourtb. As the horses passed sniuiiu
the turn Mate led a nock, Acrobat second, one length
iu Iiout ol Mtlner. < o'utiel Nelligan fourth. Milner
soon shot to the b ;.d and had his head in front at the
quarter polo, Acrobat second, one length in advance of
Mate, who was six lengths in Iront ol Colonel Nelligan,
the miter appearing to he in wrong company on the
occasion. Wnen the horses came down to the
bluff Milner led a length, Acrobat second, two
lengths .heal ol Mate, and the trio passed
around the hill out of sight nose and tail,
Milner leading. Acrobat second, ilate third. Tom
Say res on Ml ner had orders to make ihe running and
keep in trout as long as be could, and he obeyed orders
to the letter. Sparling on Acrobat must have received
Biiiiuar instructions, lor he appeared anxious to get on
the lead. He ran at Milner and struggled to beat him,
but never go! in iront, while flayward on Mate took a
back position close up. Coatee od to trail until the right
moment came lor a sti ike. W hen t! e horses appeared
in sight alter passing around the hill their positions
were unchanged, being still a length apart. "11 the
lower turn Acrobat run up to the shoulders of Milner,
but as they swung into the quarterstrotch Mifnur had
the best of it by half a length, Mate a length
behind. As they came up tho homestretch
Milner kept his lead in front of Acrobat, notwithstand
ing that eiiorts a. re made repeatedly by Sparling to
take n?e lead, but he lound it impossible to reach the
front. As the horses passed under tho wire Milner led
by a neck, Acrobat two lengths in front of Mate, the
latter a dozen 1> rigths away from Cotouol Nelligan.
Going away from the stand on tho sc ond mile Milner
outran Acrobat and was a length in front on the turn.
This advantage he carried to the quarter pole. When
he passed that point he still led a length, Acrobat one
length in front ol Mate, the others far behind. Going
down to the bluff Milner shot away from Acrobat and
ran around the blU three lengths away from lum, Mate
still laying at tb" heels of Acrobat, who then began
to quit. When the hortee came in sight on the lower
turn Milner wo.- leading one length, Mate second, throe
lengths iu front of Acrobat, the latter being evidently
beaten. Hayward then made play at Milner. and be
fore be reache i the three-quarter pole he had captured
the latter, and hail nothing to do afterward but to
come on ai d w.jj. Mate galloped home under a strong
pull a winner by eight lengths, Milner second, a head
in front ol Acrobat, Color.-. Nelligan 100 yards behind.
Time of the first mile, 1:60; ol tho second, 1:53, and
the two miles in 3:4b.
the rorRTH RACK.
Swekpstakks for Maidkxs, ail ages: $30 each, half
forfeit, with $400added; the second horse to save his
stake; If four years old allowed .. lbs.; n live or nwro 7
lbs. one mile.
KTARTSRS.
D. McDanial's ch. c. Joe Corns, by Australian, dam
Bottle Ward, 3 yeara old, 05 lbs. (Clark) 1
D 1>. Withers' imp. b. I lattoo, by Gladlaleur, dam
Batttglia, 3 years old, 92 lbs. (Acott) 2
Dos .veil k Cam mack's D. f. Evelyn Carter, by Aus
tralian, dam Miss Carter, 3 years old, 92 lis.
(liar re it) 3
Jo Donahue ? f Grajr Lag, by Haywood, dam Lag,
92 lbs. (Reynolds) 4
Du.sweli ii Cammack'S eh. c. New York, by l'lanel,
dam Hester, 3 years old, 93 lbs. (sparling) 5
Time, 1:40)4.
THK BSTTU.it.
Joe Cerns. 200 600 1,300 600 600
Gray lots 70 65 l'.ifl 100 200
1 to* w eh M Cam mack's 80 210 420 100 275
Tattoo 126 300 490 2o0 210
T he Mutuels paid $8 HO.
TUB RACK.
New York was first away, hut an instant afterward
Joe Oar US ran to the front, lattoo second, Gray Lag
third, New York fourth, Evelyn Carter fifth. When
they reached the quaro r pole Gray Lag was leading a
length, hsvmg run to the front on tbc turn, Joe Corns
second, a length clear of Tattoo, the latter a neck in
advance of New York, who was four lengths ahead of
Kvelyu Carter. Gray Lag led a length around the bluff,
Joe Cerns second, two lengths ancad of Tattoo, the
others trailing a length apart. Tho horses passed outof
sight in this way. Win n they appeared on tho lower
turn Joe Cerns was a length in front, i.iay
Lug second, three lengths ahead of Tattoo,
Now York fourth, Evelyn barter fifth. Joe Cerns bad
all the others beatea at tho three-quarter pole, and after
that he had nothing to do but go on and win. lie
landed a winner by a dozen lengths; Tattoo second,
four lengths in front of Ev. lyn Carter, who was a bead
in advance ol Gray Lag, New York filth. Time of the
mile, 1:49 V
THK FIFTH RACK.
HAKDrcAF SwKiFsrAKJts?Purse f800, of which |200
to ihe second horse; entrance free; three or more
hones ihe projierty of 'l iferent owners to start
or no race. About two and a hail miles.
star rasa.
Charles Reed's ch. g. Trouble, by Clverston, dam
Kate McDonald, 6 years old, 168 lbs. (Little) 1
Avers and Sutliffe's b. g. Dlavolo, by Jonesboro, dam
Ninette. 6 years old, 163 lbs. (Mldgely) 2
Jo. Donahue's b. g. Deadhead, by Julius, dam
Leisure 4 years old, 149 lbs. (Maney) 3
L. a Hitchcock's ch. C Busy Bee, by Mar Dance,
dura Laura 1)1 II??, 4 years old, 117 lbs.
(McLaughlin) *
George Long tail's b. b. Coronet, by Jonesboro, dam
Gar.and, 5 years old, 142 lbs. (Murphy) 0
Time, 4:22.
THE BKTTMO.
Dlavolo 1 .0
r rouble 17".
I load head..... h 5
< oronet 1,j
Busy Bee :,o
The Mutuels paid $12 Co.
TIIK RACK.
The horses were started from under thtf bluff ;n front
of tin: club bouse I eadhoad moving off first, Busy Bee
second, Trouble third, i oronet fourth. Diavolo bring
ing up the car. rhe horses ran down the fractional
track and Jumped a hurdle in this order. aud,voing on
to the enu of thie track, Jumped into the north field,
Deadhead leading, Busy Bee ?:< ond, Trouble third, Coro
net fourth. Dl*v010 llltb. Circling around the Held they
cune to S firuah feocw which lie*.lh*iul led ovar til a
200
306
316
156
260
4 .0
8O0
250
260
360
$00
1,0
2)0
4.. 5
610
250
56
66
o5
66
length, Bu.?v Ree second, (Joronet third, Troublefourth,
Dmvulo gull trailing They then jumped a
rail fence and then passed out of the Held
and Jumped a hurdle in front of the bluff,
Deadhead leading, Coronet second, Busy Bee third,
Diavolo lourth, Trouble tilth, the latter having dropped
behind as he was going out of the north field. The
horses then ran into iho south held, where tb y pa sed
overs hedge in the same order as before, and then,
circling to the right, ran to the upp. r end ol the held,
where tlioy passed over a hedge and ditch. Deadhead
was leading a half length only at this tiioo, Coronet
second, one length in front ol Bu.-y Bee, who was one
length in advance ol Diavolo, Trouble close up tilth.
The horses thou wheeled to the loll and jumped an
other hedge and ditch without hang ng places. Mill
making ? circle they now face the judges'stand, they
being near the lurloug pole where they jumped a
bank w:iii brush ou the top o( It, and coming on took
the hedge and water in front of the grand si and. As
the hor.-os passed over this Deadhead was leading half
n length, Coronet second, Dal. a length ahead of Busy
Bee, who was about the same ibstauce in Iront of
Diavolo, the latter being two lengths ahead of Trouble.
The jumping was most beaui 1. and was utucb ap
plauded ou the grand stand. The horses thou ran up
the Utile shute between the regular and the
fractional tracks, and then going ou around
the regular track and passed in through
the gale to the path leading to the picnic grounds, and
then up the lull to the stone wall in among the ireos at
the top ol the hill. The horses had Jumped a hurdle
aud dry ditch on the way, and as they jumped the
stone wall. Coronet w.,s half a length in front, Diavolo
second, hull a length 111 advance of Deadhead, Busy
Bee Puirth, Trouble tilth. The horses seemed to get
somewhat contused as they came down the hill to the
truck, and w hen tbey crossed It and got into the north
field again. Deadhead had resumed the lead by a length,
Coronet second, half a length in Iront of Busy
Bee, Diuvoii) fourth, Trouble filth. Jumping a
stone wall in the centre of the field, the horses
got very close together, and as they ran out ol iho
held t<> tin- hurdle at the loot oi the bluff four ol them
w. re lapped together. Deadhead, Coronet. Busy Bee
an 1 Diavolo seemed to be in tliu air ai the same time;
but Coronet was carr.iniod again-l as ho went over iho
hurdle and he camo down on it heavdy aud then rolled
over, fortun ttoly not toucning the jockey in the lalL
Murphy puked himself up ijuiokly, ami n was pleas
ing to the spectators to see linn walking off uninjured.
Due dangerous horse out ol the race the others
went on into tue south field and jumped a
lie Ige, Deadhead leading half a length, Busy
Bee second, one length in lroui ol Diavo.o, wlm was
only a head in advance of Trouble, the latter then
ha\ ing commenced his strong running. They wheeled
to the right aud jumped a ditch, ihcuco to the lett and
went over another ditch, and thence out onto tho regu
lar track, Deadhead leading by a neck, Diavolo second,
a length in front ol Trouble, Busy Bee lourth. On
tho horses came, striving their very best for mastery;
but there was a quarter ol a mile yet to run. and a
hurdle to go over. This impediment was statioued
near the furlong pole. When the horses punned over
the hurdle, Diavolo had the best ol it by a neck.
Deadhead second, half a length in Iront of Trouble,
Busy Bee lourth. A right merry whip and spur
struggle to th ? stand terminated by 'irouble winning
tno race by a bead, Diavolo second, two lengths 111
Iront ol Deadhead, who was several lengths in lroui of
Busy Bee. Time ol the chase, 4:2'2
Ou Thursday there will be added to the regular pro
gramme an additional race, which will be a parse of
$500, the winner to l>e sold at auction; horses entered
tube sold lor fl.oot) to carry weight lor ago; il lor
$750, allowed !i lbs.; for $500, 7 lbs. ; for $500, 12 lbs.
POINT BREEZE PARK.
FIRST DAT OF THE FALL TROTTING MEETING
FLORA WINDSOR AND SENSATION THE MIN
Phjlad?lphu, Pa., Oct. 12, 1875.
The first day of the full trotting meeting at Point j
Breeze Park passed off satisfactorily. The attendance, |
though not large, was very fair considering that tho j
afternoon was bleak and cold, a tresh wind ronderirg
heavy overcoats necessary for protection and comfort.
Of the two events on the programme, the favorites were
badly beaten, the winners turning up in J. Atkinson's
bay mare Flora Windsor, in the 2:38 class, and Daniel
Mace's bay gelding Sensation, in the 2:20 class. The
track was not fast, tho soil having the tendency to "cup
out" badly as soon as a l.orse extended himself to any
do?re'' TIIg 2:38 raci.
First on tho programme was tho purse of $2,000 for
horses that never beat 2:38; uille heats, three in five, in
harness; $1,000 to tho first, $500 to the second, $300 to
tho third and $200 to tho fourth horse. Of nine eu
tnes there came to the score J. Atkinson's bay mare
Flora Windsor, A. Pennington's bay gelding Modoc, J.
H. Phillips' bay gelding Ray Jack, John Trout's sorrel
gelding T. R. French, Ben Mace's bay marc Countess
aud J H. Goldsmith's bay golding Alley. Before the
start the pools averaged :-Buy Jack, $40; Flora Wind
sor $20; field, $32. Bay Jack went away w.tn tho lead
and kept It to the half nnle pole, when Flora shot by
him as if bo was standing still, and coming on well in
hand she won the beat by four lengths, Bay Jack and
tho others as per summary. The pools now averaged
Flora Windsor $50, field $17. The start was very
straggling, the lavorite being in the rear and hobbling
when the word was given. Buy Juck wont to tho
front on the turn and until the three quarter polo was
reached had it all his own way. Then Flora, who was
now trotting steadily, took Issue with him and forced
him off his feet near the distance stand, but Bay Jack
managed to cross the wire on a Jump ono length in ad
vance in 2 SO'i. Before the third heat Bay Jack wa3
the lavorite over the field at $40 to $30, but while
they were scoring Flora was made first choice,
selling for $?>, while the field brought $50.
T. B. French showed the way to the hall-mile polo,
when Bay Jack and Flora mado a gallant struggle for
the lead Flora at the finish of the tussle showing half
a length' in auvance at the half-mile pole. From this
pent home there was a grand fight for the supremacy
between French, Flora and Alley, which ended with
French snooting under the wire the winner of the heat
by a head. Flora second, one length in advunce of Bay
Jack tho others as in summary. Before tho fourth
he it Bav Jack still had the call in the betting, the
largest buyers believing that be would secure another
auh Victory as he was credited with at Prospect Park
" ai? Grounds, Brooklyn, last week He made an ex
cellent attempt for llio heat, but the little mure Hora
hid too much foot lor all of them, aud crossed the ?< ore
tho winner by a short bead, French second Modoc
third B*v Jack fourth, Alley nrth and Counteas
stxtle?many thinking the latter outside the flag, had it
tondropped. Tho filth heat was also secured by j
Flora Windsor, winch gave her the ra'^' W1
victory, as she was coughing badly. T. B. F renen takes
second money, Bay Jack th.rd aud Alley lourth.
thk 2:20 pursk.
Second on tho card was the purse of $2,500 for horses
that wverXSst 2:20, mile heats, three iu five, in bar
*1 *>M) to tho lirst, $625 to the socond, $?}??> to
U.o 'tlmd und $250 to' the fourth horse. Of seven
' , ; r,?ir came to the score, these being K. B.
iSvn'i bay gelding Kanw, W. H. noble's sorre
mare Nerea, John Splan's bay gelding Kansus Chiel und
Al ?I thSi J..I il.? ?orJ . ? .llh kjMJJ
Chief atrillo the best ol it, Sensation second, Rami
third and Nerea last. Twenty yards away Nona lift
her leel and did not settle until the quarter tade was
reached at which point, in 35 seconds, Kansas
was tour lengths In front, Sensation second, three
tenvths ahead ol Karus, who was ten in advance of
Nerna. Kansas was let out a link on the backstreteh,
and iH the lialf-mile, in 1:10'*, was leading seven
leneihs tho others as before. Along the lower turn
Kausas'went Into the air, but was quickly caught, and,
swinging into tl.e stretch, he led one length, .Sensation
second, Rarus third and Norea list, a distance out. The
. ? i.t tl.e w iv was an c;u*y job for Kansaa Chief, and
Lo weut undeXr theawire Vinner of the heat by three
lengths Sensation socond, five in front of Karus.
was fullv a distance out, but the Judges neglected to
^Second"//eof.?'The"pools averaged?Kansas Chief
t*>V t eld $37. The word was given with the four
f ', .n<Th<ad hut on tho turn Kansas Ctnef drew
away from tho ' rest and at the quarter pole, in M
Ononis was one length in front, .Sensation second,
K irus tinrd and Nerea lust. l>n the backstreteh l.arus
loti-ms feet and did not s-ttle until he had dropped
back to Nerea, who was a long way In the rear. At
the half mile pole, In 1:1 Hi. Kansas was one length
the best of it, the race now lying between him and
Sensation. From this point home the o two had it nip
and tuck Kansas Chief showing the most speed and
going under the wire the winner by hall a length, . cn
*aii<.n second, ten lengths In Iron! ol Karus, who was
bv? in advance of Nerea. Time, 2:24.
Third //cat?Pools av< raged?Kb: wis Chief, $1?,
field $25. The Chiel had one length the best Of tho
word, Sensation second, Karus third aud N?rr*
On the turn Kun-as showed the way hull a length, the
others as heiore, ?nd althequarier pole in30J4 - conds,
a.. u#t had animation bo*n dotiijr bin work wa.j
leading only hall ? length, Karus s.x h ngths away and
Nerea "of no account. So close did sen-tlion stick to
tho leader that he went into the air on thosireicn,
when Mace sent Ids little horso to Hie front, and ir -in
this point the heut was practically ended. Sensation
was never afterward headed, and, < ??utng aloog at n
clmiilng puce, he wont under the wire the winner by
one h ngth, Kansas second, ten lengths In front of
Rarus, who was ?ix ahead ol Nerea. Iimo?Hall, 1 l?; .
" 'IonrtA Z/saf ?The pools averaged?Sensation. $''0; I
field $35. The send off was the fairest ol the day.
i (in tke turn Sensat.on assuni d the post of honor, anal
at tho quarter polo had two lengthn the advantage. At
tho half mile ihis was increased to three lengths, the
1 rest ol tho journey being made well in hand, Mace
rending Sensation across thoseore two length the b at,
K ins is Chiel second, six in front of Karus and Heron
atioarouily a lull distance out; hut there were no flags
drooped Time?Quarter, 3d; halt, 1:1214 j mile, 2 241,.
f't/t/i //?af ?Sensata n the favorite, dollars to cents,
fin the turn ho went to tho iront and was never alt. r
ward headed, winning the heat and race by two lengths,
in 2 24'4 jfanaul Vtolef flniabed second, Karus third
and Nnrea fourth, the money being awarded In tins
m"nner* SI'MMARV.
Point BrtRRZK Pars, Philauri.phia, Pa., October 12,
187a-First Day Ol the Fall Trotting Meeting.-Judges,
. rra V\ Fitawater, Samuel Comly and George W Coi
;;nr<;:., T y. ^ i. of 42.000. k*
borsat that never beat 2 38; mile boats, three t i live, I n
harness: $1,000 to tho llrnt, $600 to the second, $300 to
the third and $200 to the fourth hurts; etitr.iuee ten per
cent nf purse, which cloned with uluc entries.
J. Atkinson's b. in. Flora Windsor 12 2 11
John Trout's 8. g. 1'. B. French 3 a l ?> 2
J H Phillips' b. g. Bay Jack 2 13 4 5
J H Goldsmith's b. g. Alley 4 3 4 5 3
N. Pennington's b g. Modoc. 5 4 0 3 4
Dan Mat e's b. in. Countess 0 5 5 Otlr.
M. Koilen's ch. g. Dun Bryant di
Walter Tim's s. m. Ella. dr.
U. W How o's b. g. Delhi dr.
TINE.
Quarter. Half. Mile.
First beat 38 1:15* 2:33*
Second Ic it 38 1:15 2:30*
Third hoat 37 1:15 2:32*
Kourlb heat 87'4 1:14 "4 2:32 *
Filth heat 37S 115 2:32*
Sans Day, Second Rack.?Purse No. 2, or $2,500,
for bor-e-t that never lieat 2:20; mile heats, three in
live, in harness; $1,260 to the first, $025 to the second,
$375 to the third and $250 to the fourth horse; en
trance 10 per cent., which closed with seven entries.
Bon Usee's b. g. Sensation 2 2 111
John Splan's 1) g. Kansas Chief 112 2 2
H. B. Conklyn's h. g. Bar us 3 3 3 3 3
W H. Doble's s 111 Nereu 4 4 4 4 4
M. Koden's b. g. Henry dr.
J. H. Phillips' I), in Adelaide <lr.
Charles Green's ch. g. Thomas L. Young, dr.
TIMS,
Quarter.
Half.
Mile.
First heat
1:10'.,
2:23
Second heat
88
1:12*
2:24
Third heat
1:12
2:25 *
Fourtii heat
1:12*
2:24*
FiiUi heal
1:13
2:26*
TROTTING AT WEST SIDE PARK.
The fall mooting at West Side Park opened yesterday
with a fair attendance. The llrst race was for a purse
of $150, for horses of tho 2:38 class, rnilo heats, best
three in tlvo, in harness. This was won by A. Cornell
son's Judge Robertson, alter an exciting contest. Tho
second race was lor a purse of $100, for horses of the
2:50 ( lass, besl three in five, 111 h trness. The bay gold
Ing Frank had the best of the beats, when the racing
was Interrupted by darkness. Tne race will be resumed
on the 17th uist. The following is the
SUMMARY.
First Rack.?Purse ol $150, for horses of tho 2:38
class; inilo heats; best three in five, in harness.
A. Cornelison's b. g. Judge Robertson 2 111
owner's r. g. Hi. George 4 3 2 2
J. McDonald's d. g. Dandelion 5 4 3 3
A. Vanderbllt's br. in Katie Hughes 1 2 dm.
Oscar Nelson's b. m. Minerva 3 dis.
J. V. Carroll's b. g. Hard Road dr.
Time, 2:43?2:44?2:45?2:51.
Skcostd Hack.?Purse ol $100; 2:50 class; best three
in five, in harness.
Owner's b. g. Frank 112
C. Davidson's s. g. Charlie D 3 3 1
A. C. Wbttson's br. m. Gertrude 2 2 1
A. S. Bennett's br. m. Liilie 4 4 4
TROTTING AT PROSPECT PARK.
The closing day of the first fall meet:ngofthe Prospect
Park Fair Grounds Association brought out but a very
tow spectators, and tho sport fell iar short of what the
programme promised. First on tho programme was
the 2:38 class race fo% $400, which closed with nlue
te n entries, but only two started. The second was
the double team race, with three entries, lor a purse of
$5(X), but again only two started. I'ho belting was
very light, Bessy ruling at long odds for the 2:38 purse,
and Woolsey's team selling at 5 to 2 for the double
team race.
summary.
Prospect Park Fair Grounds, L. I., October 12,
1S75.?purse No 7, $400, for horses that have never
beaten 2:38; mile boats, three in fire, In harness; $250
to first, $100 to second, $50 to third; nineteen entries,
two starters.
J. Dougroy'sg. m. Bossy (for Sleepy Mary) 111
F. W. Wetherbee's b. g. I.angdon 2 2 2
All others drawn.
TIMS.
Quarter. Half. Mile.
Firstheat 38 * 1:17 2:4o
Second hoat 37* 1:20*4 2:41
Third heat 37 1:20* 2:40
Same Day and Track.?I'urse No. 8, $500, for double
teams, substituted for purse ol $4,000 for fee for all;
mile heats, three in five; $250 to first, $100 to second,
$50 to third.
\V. Wool.-ey's b. m. Princess and b. m. Hart
field Belle 1 1 2 1
J. Murphy's blk. g. Dick Croker aud blk. g.
Ned Forrest 2 2 1 2
W. C. Trimble's ch. m. Music and s. g. Hurry
Gilbert '. dr.
TIME.
Quarter. Half. Mile.
Firstheat 42* 1:25 2:40
Second heat 40* 1:21 2:41*4
Third heat 40* 1:22* 2:45*
Fourth heat 40* 1:22*4 2:43*
PIGEON SHOOTING.
A regular "shoot" of tho Long Island Gun Club, for
the club cup, took place at Dexter I'ark yesterday. Tho
day was cold aud lowering, the birds were dull, but the
shooting was very good. A large number of tho lovers
of sport was present and much interest in the result
was manifested. This is the second time that the cup
has been contested lor. the winner on the previous oc
casion having been Mr. D. Talbot. The following is
the
Bl'MXART.
Drxtkr Park, Long Island, October 12, 1875.?
Pigeon .shooting; regular cup contest, under the new
rules of the Long Island Hun Club; seventeen entries;
26 yards rise; 7 birds each.
Name. Killed
M. V. Baylies 110 111 1-8
B. Talbot 11110 1 1?8
F. K. Broadway 111110 1?8
J W. Birdseye 10 10 ?2
W. Wynne 10 11111?8
B. W. West 111111 0?8
R. Robinson 111111 0?6
C. Wingert 010110 1?4
A Klrarudorf 1 1 1 1 o 0 ?4
H. Hartshorn 110 0 11 0?4
C. F. Austin 0 0 ?0
I,. Kadin 0 10 ?1
E. H Madison 010100 1?3
F. Burritt 1 1 1 o 1 0 1?5
H. V Aten 11 o 11 o 0?4
G K. Gildersleeve 0 10111 ?4
A. Eddy 000 ?0
The six gentlemen who tied their score shot off at
three birds each, Messrs. Baylies aud Wynne killing all
their birds. A second tnai at three birds each be
tween thesotwo gentlemen resulted in another tie, and
a final round was shot, in whu h Mr. Baylies was suc
cessful, killing his thrco birds in flue style, while Mr.
Wynne mlHed his first and third birds.
Sank 1)av ami Placr.?Swee|'Stakes, $3 entrance;
thirty yards rise; three birds each.
Name. Killed.
Gildersleeve 1 0 0?1
Wingert 1 1 1?3
Talbot 1 1 0-2
Mounzelli 0 ?0
Elmcndorf 1 1 0?2
Broadway . 1 1 1?3
Burritt 1 1 1?3
Kemsen 1 0 0?1
Aten 1 1 0?2
Uirdseyo 1 1 1?3
Austin 1 1 1?3
The ties were shot off at ono bird each. Mr. Austin
bemg the only one who missed, the other gentlemen
agreed to divide the money. Another sweepstakes at
21 yards rise was contested for the same amount,
which was finally divided between Mes.-rs. Wingert,
Birdseye and Austin Tho day's sport was, on tho
w hole, v ry successful. Other Interesting matches aro
on tho layie, of which duo notice will be given.
FOOTING IT IN FAST TIME.
Messrs. C. R. Gardner and W. F. Oddie recently
walked, for a wager, from Fifty-ninth street, in this
city, to Irvlngton, a distance ol twenty-four miles, Mr.
Gardner being the winner In tne unprecedented ttmo
of four tiours and lifiy-nine minutes, Mr. Oddie coming
In eleven minutes later. A well known professional
failed some years ago to walk tho distance under live
hours aud twelve minutes.
DARING DAYLIGHT ROBBERY.
Yesterday afternoon a well dressed young man entered
the store of Mr. A. Brown, No. 01 Montgomery street,
jersey City, and asked to see some fancy wall paper.
While the attendant was engaged with him two men,
who proved to be "pals" ot the fir-t mentioned indi
vidual, stepped iqto the store and aakifl what was the
price of a bedstead and a mattress near tbs door. The
attendant turned t<> accommodate them, but the first
customer wits impatient, and, in order to
suit lnrn, it was necessary to go to the rear
of Hie store to show soma goods. The tifo who asked
for tne bedstead seized the opportunity and the con
tents of the money drawer, riieywerc by tho
attendant, who rushed utter them as far as the door,
but they escaped. The other man. who is supposed to
bathe chief conspirator, was collared; hut he would
have succeeded in ? vorpowering the attendant if it were
not tor the arrival of officers Baton and Doyle, who took
him into custody. He gave his t ime as Edward Jack
son, and said Jut resided in Newark.
CAPTURING A BURGLAR.
On Monday evening, about seven o'clock, as Officer
Ki ln, of tho Twenty seventh precinct, was patrolling
his post in (JMflogo place he observed the crouching
form o. a man inside tho door of Francis Hart k Co.'s
stationery and printing establishment, at N'os. 12 and
14 of that street. Huspcctlng a burglar to bo tliero the
officer approached the entrance, when the door was
slammed to and braced so that be could not get In.
Rapping lor assistance, two officers responded,
land I'oltecinun Klein effected an entrance to
ih" cellar ot tho premise* through ? man trap in tho
sidewalk. Alter exploring around for a short time hi
found a man named John O'Hara hid behind a bale of
pr, xta and arrested him. A lot ot pocket hooks and
oilier ifoods were found packed up nnd ready to !>e
taken nway, and the till ban been rifled of $25, which
the burglar subsequently admitted having thrown into
the street. O'Hara was hold in $2,UU0 bail to answer
I Lit Justice Buff*.
THE OCEAN YACHT RACE.
THE 8TABT FBOM THE LIGHTSHIP TESTEBDAT
AFTEBNOON.
The threo racing yachts?Resolute, Dreadnought and
Vesta?are now buoyantly crossing the billows of the
deep between the Sandy Hook and Cape May
llgut.-hips as they gallantly contest the palm
for speed. There Is every indication that their
race will be comparatively short, sharp and decisive,
unless some uuforsoen accident shall happen to one
or more of them. At an early hour yesterday morning
the Narrows, off Stapleton, S. I., where the three
yachts, in company with other vessels of this class,
were anchored, began to give evidence of the
approach of some great nautical event.
The water began to be flurried by the
prows and oars of numerous small boats, and from the
racing craft themselves came tiie sometimes cheery
and somi times creaking sounds of active preparations.
On their decks the sailors were working steadily and
with enthusiasm; for their hearts were as full of
desire to win the approaching contost as were
those of their employers nnd friends. Especially en
thusiastic was tho crew cf the Dreadnaught. It was
made up ol sailors from the yachts Comet and Estelle,
skilful mariners, who worked aud won in several well
sailed matches. On board the Dreadnaught were
Mr. William H. I.anglev, the owner of tho Comet,
and Captain Joe Ellsworth, who was to ass<t in sailing
her. In Hie afternoon ii was decidod thai the racing
vessels should sail down to the Lightship from Stuteu
Island Instead of being towed, as was at first proposed.
Accordingly their sails were set and the yachts
s'arted. Tho Dreadnaught left her anchorage tlrst and
the \ esta second. Both went gracefully down, "wing
and wing." and as they were passing'Fort Hamilton
the Resolute started alter them. She had on board
an experienced Cape Mny sailing m.us-t>r aud a harbor
pilot to assist in sailing tier. As the racers wero going
down the lower hay the Mohawk, Mr. Garner's yacht,
in tow of a tugboat, started fur the lightship. They
went easily down to that point, and from there, alter
short preparation, a flying start was made. The Yosta
was the |ir?t to gei awiiy. and she passed the lightship
at 4h. 4m. I'. M Tho Dreadnaught followed at 4h. 5m.
and tho Resolute at 4h. flm. As they passed the
lightship ull the yachts were under full
sail, having top stay-sails set. They went along the
beach, keeping well together and, us far as thoy could
be seen, there was no difference made in their relative
situations. The Mohawk bent her sails on her way
to the lightships, aud passed that craft at Sh. 10m,
She followed the racers, intending to try her abilities
against theirs. She has, within the last threo days,
beru somewhat altered by the addition of a 15-iuch
keel.
THE PARIS DUEL.
HOSTILE MEETING OF TWO YOUNG AMERICANS?
AN EXPLANATION OF THE CAUSES LEADING
TO THE FIGHT.
The duel between Frnnk Riggs and Willie Paine, two
New York young men, fought near Paris on Sunday,
was the outgrowth of a feud between the fathers of the
young men, spiced, it is said, by an amour of their own.
For many years Elisha Riggs and William H. Paine,
of this city, were intimate personal friends, but their
amity was broken about two years ago by a law.
suit growing out of business transactions Involving
$15,000. Some months after the legal points of this
disagreement had been settled by the courts the gen
tlemen went Into the Washington Club in Paris, of
which .Mr, Riggs was President. One evening l'aine en
tered the dub rooms and was nbout to sit down to the
card table, when Uiggs arose, saying ho could not sit at
the same table with him until ho had paid previous
losses. Mr. Paine says that ho drew hwportmonnule from
his pocket and paid Riggs on the spot. There the mat
ter onded for the night. On the next evening the
gentlemen met in one of the anterooms of the club,
when Mr. l'aine said:?"Mr. Riggs, 1 have wailed
twenty-four hours for you to apologize for vnur nin
duct of lasj nijjht." Mr. Riggs drew himself up with
much dignity and answered, "I have no apology to
make, sir." "Then, sir," said Paine, "vou must take
t!iul!"and ho slapp'd his face. Further belligerency
was prevented by the interference of the bystanders.
At the next meeting of the club Mr. Paine was expelled
from membership for having struck a lellow member
within the precincts of the club.
The principals of the quarrel dropped the m.itter at
thiB point, but their sons, each about twenty-one years
of age, took it up und arranged for a meeting with pis
tols, near Maubcrg, on tlie Belgian frontier. On
the appointed day both parties wero on the field
with the seconds, but just as they were about to take
their places thoy were arrested by the Belgian authori
ties and sent back to Paris. Immediately alter the
duel youug Paine telegraphed to his father, who is now
in New York, as follows:?"Sequel to last year's alfair.
Meeting at Bois to-day. Arm very slightly'scratched."
CUBA AND SPAIN.
WHAT CAPTAIN GENERAL VALMESADA HAS TO
SAY?THE COMING BURNING OF PLANTATIONS
IN CUBA.
A reliable informant, who arrived in this city only
four days since (rotu Havana, who while there cn
Joyod a free access to the society of Count Valrnaseda,
relates that the General one day, upon being ques
tioned as to the prospect for tho wintor campaign,
answered very candidly that be had demanded speedy
and heavy reinforcements from Spain, amounting to at
least 18,000 men, and that unless these were on hand
simultaneously before the beginning of the sugar sea
son he despaired ol being able to check tho destruction
of all the sugar estates and tho advauco of the rebels
westward toward Havana
Seflor Josd Ferrer da Couto, the editor
of the Spanish journal of this city, has
gone to Madrid to Join tho slave party
in agitating tho Cuban question a little more actively
than heretofore, under tlio belief that. President Grunt
will recommend to Congress the granting at last of
belligerent rights to tho Cubans.
GUATEMALA.
A SOUTH AMERICAN GENERAL S VIEWS ON HIS
NATIVE LAND.
General of Division Don Josd Lopez Uraga, who has
roceutly arrived from the Republic of Guatemala, is at
present quartered in the Westminster Hotel. The Gen
eral has been Uctively engaged for a considerable time
back In assisting to organizo the Guatomalian army ac
cording to the best features of the Prussinn system,
which Is based on compulsory military ser
vice. In connection with his labors In Guate
mala be has published a book illustrative i
of this system, which Is now being generally adopted in I
the Spanish-American Republics, and In addition to \
this a new compilation of administrative and tactical
regulations is at present in General Uraga's bands, and
will soon bn published lor the hcnelit of the Guate
malan as well as other Spanish-American armies. To
tiie accomplishment of these onerous tasks General
Uraga. formerly In command of the Mexican army and
ut one time commander of Maximilian's imperial house
hold, brings the mature experience of over lorty years'
active sorvice. lie is now en route to Europe on mat
ters connected with military ul airs.
When General Uraga loll the city of Guatemala, in
August last, everything was quiet The country, un
der the liberal rule of President Ruflno Hamas, was in
a prosperous condition; the cotrce crops looked woll and
money was plentiful. The national railroad, which li
in course of coustruction between the capital and Nanto
To mas, on the Atlantic coqM, It is expected will be
finished by the end ol tho present year, or early next
spring. When tbis enter) u Is completed I he capital
of Guatemala will then be within sixteen days' travel I
of New York. The construction of tho road Is carrted
on simultaneously at both ends, and on the side next
Guatemala there are over 1,1)00 workmen employed.
Tho Spanish war vessel Vance do Gaunt was then at :
tho port ol Si.nto Toman in August. She hud on board
the Hlspano Irish General Butler, who was sent as a
commissioner Irom Captain General Valrnaseda l<> de
mand irorn Guatemala retiaction of a decree published
some throe months ago conceding belligerent rights to
the Cuban patriots. It-appears that General Butler is
authorized to demand an iinquaiilled retraction of the
decree. General Uraga gives it as his very decided
opinion that Guatemala will never allow Spain to come
in and say what laws an American Republic may or
may not enact. Tho decree complained of by Valrna
seda v ill never be abrogated by Guatemala
CUSTOM HOUSE NOTES.
The contract for the supply of telegraphic slup news
to the Custom House and the Barge oiSce was renewed
yesterday with the Western Union Tclegraplrtionipany.
Formerly telegraphic despatches woro sent announcing
the arrival ol steamers at Bandy Hook, but this method
has bceu abolished tn favor of "repeaters," which nowa
days, in clear weather, announce the steamers irom tho
otllng from Bandy Book. The amount paid lor this
service is said to tie $1,500 a year.
Deputy Surveyor Colonel Burton expressed himself
yesterday as much pleated with the smooth working of
tho new Treasury regulations respecting saloon passen
gers' baggage. He s.iid that all tnu European steamers
which leu this port tor tiome since tue 1st ol last .Sep
tember have been provided with the passengers' decla
ration forms, and when 'lie steamships arr.c hero tho
passengers nave tho blanks all tilled up, so that but
little time li lost tn getting to work. Until Lin imp
pen. (I all the forms had to lie flilr.i up here, which
caused considerable delay in administering tire oath.
TIIE RED CLOUD COMMISSIONERS.
The Red Cloud Commissioners are still bnsy prepar
ing their report, which will probably not lie ready until
Thursduy. The report will form a comprehensive
review of the systems of conducting tho Indian Depart
ment and make numerous suggestions of Improve
ments. Upon its completion a copy of the report will
be handed to General Clinton B, Fisk, as chairman bf
the Indian Commission, and auother will be sent
direcur to the FreeldeeA
THE BROOKLYN MILITARY REVIEW.
GRAND REVIEW OF THE SECOND DIVISION NA
TIONAL GCABD BE GOVERNOR TILDEN AT
PROSPECT PARE.
The streets of the City of Churches were enlivened
yesterday by the movements of citizen soldiery, the
beating of drums and the strains of martial music. Tho
occasion of the display was the annual Inspection and
review of the Second Division National Guard, State of
New York, by the Commander-in-Chief, Governor
Tilden. The clouds which prevailed during the greator
part of the day, tho high winde sweeping dust in
eddies upon every side, was not a favorable condition,
and it was thought probable that the prospect of rain
would havo the effect of intimidating many from
attending tho review. The rosult, however, proved the
error of the prognostication on tho weather. Tho vari
ous commands ol tho Second division assembled at their
respective armories between twelve M. and one o'clock
P. M., and by half-past two the Filth and Eleventh
brigades were on the Prospect Park parade ground.
Shortly before noon Colonel John II. Bergen, Judge
Advocate General of the Second division staff, who was
specially assigned by M^jor General Thoa. S. Dukin to
the duty of attending to the Govoruor, repaired to tho
residence of the Governor, in Graincrcy square, whoro
Governor Tilden entertained the members of his own
staff with a midday breakfast. About half past ono
the Governor and sniff drove down in carriages
to the Fulton ferry and crossed over to Brooklyn.
Ou reaching tho Brooklyn side he was received by
Mayor Hunti r, who took a seal in the carriage by the
side of tho distiiigu.shed visitor. The party thou drove
out to the parado ground. The following commands
were forme I In column of companies:?
Forty-seventh regiment inlantry, Colonel Austen,
numbering about 500 men.
Twenty-third regiment inlantry, Colonel Rodney 0.
Ward, 300 men.
Thirty-second regiment infantry, Colonel Roohr,
280 men.
Battling battery, Captain Ira Beebee, 100 men, four
guns.
Separate troop of cavalry, Captain Krcuscher, 300
men.
Fifth brigade, Colonel Bergor commanding.
Thirteenth regiment, iufantry, Colonel Jamos Jour
daD. 600 men.
Fourteenth regiment, Infantry, Colonel James McLccr,
350 men.
Tweuty-olghth regiment, iufantry, Lieutenant Colonel
Obincr.
Fifteenth battalion, infantry, Lieutenant Colonel My
enborg, 280 men.
Ringgold Horse Guards, Captain Sandhuesen, 150
men.
Battery A, four guns, Captain Schlig, 60 men.
Battery B, four guns, Captain Timms, 60 men.
About 15,000 people wore assembled about the lines
i which marked the enclosure, while at least three hun
dred carriages and vehicles of evory description wore in
tho roadways. Captain Jewett, drill captain of the
police, and a detachment of men, assisted by a section
of park police, maintained order. Chief Engineer Cuy
ler, of the park, was also active about ihe site set apart
for the reviewing olllcers, iu supervising the ar
rangements for tho accommodation ol those whose duty
attracted them to that locality. There were present
about ihe latter lection of tho ground Congressman
Archibald Bliss, Mayor Hunter, General Villmar.
o; New York; Colonel Budke, of the Third
cavalry; Colonel Unbecker, Major General
8 baler, of tho First Division, Nallona
Guard. Colonel l'arko, ex-Register .McLaughlin and
family, Commissioner W. A. Fowler and family, E. B.
Cadley nn<l family, and Mrs. l'elton, sister ol His Excel
lency the Governor. 1'rior to the inspection the Gov
ernor was furnished with a handsome brown horse,
po -o. sed oi eon.-i leral'le mettle, aud ho handled the
steed with much grace and dexterity during tho ex
ercises on the field.
About lour o'clock the division was called to "At
tention!" and the G .vomer, accompanied by General
Dakiu, and followed by his staff, came on Hie field. A
Salute of thirteen guns was fired by Battery A
in honor ol His Excellency. As tho
Governor passed al ng the liont of the
column, coming in 'rom the right, the band played, as
be passed by, "Hail to the Chief," and tho officers
saluted. Having gone tho entire length of the divi
sion the Governor and his escort rodo around it,
and, on coming to the front, took up position in the
centre. At half-past four the division formed into
column by companies and the review was inaugurated,
the troops moving in slow but well measured order, and
1 ttie band playing. At this juncture, most auspiciously,
[ t tie darl^ clouds which had bidden the luce of tho sun
' clcaieu away, and the gr-en swmfd ami the bright arms
1 aud accoutrements of the soldiers were lighted up in a
most pleasing muaoer. General Dak in and staff, having
filed past and saluted, took up a position at tho right of
the Governor. Then followed General Mcserole and
; the Eleventh brigade, and Colonel Berger arid
the Fifth brigade, in the order above givefl. Tho
men marched well, and the olllcers saluted with a pre
cision i hat was creditable. Tho Governor repeatedly
raised his hat in recognition of tho commands as they
: tiled past. The Fourteenth regiment, veterans of the
war, were loudly cheered by tho spectators near tlnf ?
reviewing stand. The ceremonies on the parade
ground terminated about live o'clock, and the division,
with the exception of the Thirteenth, Four
teenth and Forty-seventh, was dismissed The
latter named commands acted as escort to tho Gover
nor, who visited tho new armory of the Thirteenth
regiment, Flatbush avenue, corner of Hanson place.
At,the latter building he was received by Colonel Jour
dan, of the latter regiment, and made a brief inspec
tion of tho place. He then repaired to No. 187 Monta
gue street, division headquarters, wbcro, as guest of
the staff of the division, ho was entertained during tho
ovoning. Bis Excellency expressed the highest appro
bation of the creditable inspection and review thai tho
Second division hid undergone. Tho number of
soldiers reviewed was about 3,000.
AN ASIATIC GUEST.
A'baby rhinoceros bnaju.it arrived at this port In the
iteamcr Oxfordshire, from Japan, via Suez and Gib
raltar. It was caught about six months ago in Malacca,
and was put on board the steamer at Singapore. It is
said to 1)0 of n very raro kind, as it has double horns
and is covered with long black hair, only 0110 of these
auimals has been brought to Kugland alive, and there is
not ono on the Continent ol Europe. The rhinoceros
that has arrived here seems to bo very dainty in tusto,
eating nothing but sweet potatoes and the very best ol
dried hay during the voyage, which lasted about two
months.
THE PALLA INDIANS.
Provtdk.vcs, R. L, Oct. 8,1875.
To TUB KniTOB OP TH? IIKKA 1.1):?
The CoinmiMtdonur of Indian AITairs, In a telcgranhia
despatch which I havo Just read, says "the trouble with
the Palla Indians does not arise from any Interference
by the department, as charged by Mr. Nordhoff" I did
not charge "the department" with interference in this
case, but with neglect. I pointed out that in Northern
California it had formerly interfered and perpetrated a
wrong upon some Indiana and showed how, in the case
of the Pallas, its non-interference to protect these In
dians against wrong or its failure to advise and guide
them if it is proper that thoy should be ejeclod from
the lands on wuich thoy have long lived, would bo a
wrong.
When It suits the Indian Bureau It claims that the
Indians are the "unfortunate wards of the nation."
Very well, if thoy are so then let their guardian seo to
It that iu such a ease us tins they shall not suffer wrong
or loss by summary ejectment. The intorvontiou
of Congress is not needed to make a temporary
home lor the Pallas on public lands, or to give them
sensible advice ok to their futurs eourso, or to enable
them to sell their cattle and sheep at a fair price, and
thus secure their property. That much "the depart
ment" can do As to their being in a "destitute and
deplorable condition," that moans supplies, probably.
Itiil thoy are not hunting Indiana Thoy are accus
tomed to labor, and they eau earn wages, as hundreds
ol other Indians do iii California, and Koveral hundred
others did in the same .Suite before they were driven
from their employments by Wis Indian Bureau and
pi lined up on a reservation What was needed was
that "the department" should have caused a senalblt
and human.- person to prepare the way for scattering
the Palla families over the country as laborers before
the time came for their ejectment. This could easily
liavs been done and at a trilling cost, flic dispute lot
lull owner snip of III.! Temecula ram he is no new thing,
and II it has been decided adversely to the Indians tins
could hardly have happened without the knowledge ol
"the department." Itospectluliy,
CHARLES NORDHOFF.
TILE "GREAT DESERT OF SAHARA."
To thb Editor o? ths Hskald:?
Various publications havo appeared in different parts,
particularly in tho Condon papers, setting forth a pro
posed plan of flooding^1llio Desert of Sahara, thereby
making It an ocean or inland sen, by opening n cannl
or channel irom the Atlantic Ocean. The depth
of tho deSSft below tho level of the ocean is .staled
as 600 to 760 (eel; the area In square miles is oval
'J.000,000; the average depth is not generally knowni
but sulllce to say that if such a projei I should be started
and not under the complete control of those in chargs
of the work the earth could, and no doubt would, thes
be thrown off its present balance, to a certain ex
tent, which could be ascertained with certainly if tlu
actual size and depth could be known; lor "if evon
grant of sind removed alters the balance of the world*
what would this great change do? It might prodtio
the effect to cause the "end ol the world, 'which, no
cording to tho prophecy of "Mother Shiplou" will b<
in 1881. 4. E. A
| Ntw York. Oct. 11. 1875.

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