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Match Race Between the Schooner Yachts Dauntless and Resolute. FASTEST TIME ON RECORD. Two Hundred and Twenty-five Miles in 18fL 28in. 03s. THE DAUNTLESS WINS The ocean yacht race to the Five Lathom Lightship, off Capo May an it return, botweou the schooner yachts Resolute and Dauntless, was finished yesterday alter noon and won by the Dauntless In the quickest time on record. In pursuance of tho arrnngemeut mado on Tuesday evening, tho start was postponed until Thurs day morning, but, as tho repairs to tho Daunt less were completed early on Wednesday morning, a mutual agreement was mado to start that afternoon. One of the priuclp.il reasons for hurrying up tho race was to tako advantage of tho fresh northwester that came up early Wednesday morning, as it gave promise of a quick race. Shortly after tliroo P. M. Mr. Rufus hatch, tho owner of the Resolute, wcui on board tho Dauntless, and an agreement was made to start from the club house and finish at tho Lightship. The latter condition was agreed upon In order to save time, and both yachts were ordered to tako A STUAIOIIT COUR3I? for the Five Fathom Lightship, and, on their re turn, pass to tho northward and custward of Sandy ? Ilopk Lightship, taking their time when tho latter bore due west. Tito owner of tho Dauntless informed Mr. Hatch that, finding his boat out of trim during the race with tho Mohawk, ho had taken in from two to three tons of ballast, but that if Mr. Hatch do slred, ho would have it tokou out. Mr. Hatch, however, with that sportsmanlike spirit which lias characterized his action durinj?*ihe recent matches sailed by the Resolute, courteously declared ho had no objection to make. All preliminaries being satisfactorily arranged, both yachts began to make sail, and the Dauntless, getting in harness the first, mado a stretch down tow ard the Narrows in order to get into working trim. The Resolute was not long behind her antugouist, and shortly alter five P. VI. both yachts wore reody for tho Bturt. They wero to cross au imaginary lino between tho club nousK at Staploton and the sloop yacht Vindex. There was a cracking breeze from the wcst-uorthwest and the tide was running Hood. The Dauntless approached the line on the starboard tack under main and fore sail, main and fore topsail, lorestuysail and jib. No balloons, staysails or club topsails wero to be carnod. Bome few minutes ulter the Dauntless had crossed the line the Resolute came up under the same ranvas and flew across tho line, with her mainsail started some half a dozen feet. The time of tno start was as follows:? n. m. s. a. if. s. Dauntless 6 27 22 Resolute 6 35 22 It was getting dusk, and us the Resolute crossed the lino tho Dauntless was just visible, skipping past Fort Wadsworlh. Tho latter was slipping through tho water very fast, atid when siio opened tho Lower Bay and caught the lull strength of the breeze she lay down, scuppers to, and travelled liko a startled deer. The Dauntless was dead ahead, making very lively timo, but, as darkness had set in, It was impossi ble to make her out. The Resolute hummed along through the Swash, and arrived off tho Ilook at 6h. 80m., having run thlrtoon knots under tho hour. Ail sail was Immediately trimmed, and, steering south by west, the made lively time through tho smooth water close aloug the beach. It wus a ? beautiful night for a run to Cape May. The water was smooth all along the shore and the breezo was fresh. The Highland LightB were abeam at ill. 05m, and the vacht tlow past tho deserted Long Branch, startling a tew straggling coasters as with the apparition of a phantom: ship. At 7h. 35m. the bolt securing the main backstay parted, but the damage was coon repulred. Passing along by lieal and Ocean Grove tho breezo held as fresh as ever, and tho Resoluto wushed hor Ice rail in the smooth sea as she logged between twelve and thirteen knots. Tho Dauntless was ahead and out of sight, but those on board ibo Resolute felt confident she must bo sailing like a witch to keep her lead so well. At eight P. M. wo parted the Jibtopsuil sheet, but the sail was set ugain inside of ten minutes, and tho yacht went Hying along as fast as ever. Wo spoke a coasting schooner bound east shortly after eight P. M., but went by ber so fast wo could not hear what answer she made to inquiries about the Dauntless. At bh. 65m. we raised BARNEGAT LIGHT, ?nd, cracking along at a lightning gait, had It on onr weather beam, bearing went, at 0l?. 47m. All hands went to work and trimmed down sheets and the next twenty five miles wore sailed by the wind,.hugging as olosc us possiblo to the beach. The course was about S. VV. by 6. % S., and the breeze had canted about two points and a halt to the southward and westward. Close hauled on the wind the jibtopsail uid not do much good and was taken in shortly after leaving Bar negat. Tho Resolute was doing well on tho wind, mxking close on eleven knots, and at lh. lam. A. M. Absecum Light boro west. The breeze was shifted back a point to the northwurd and tho run to tho lightship was made with sheets started. At 2h. 40m. tho lightship was sighted from tho forctop, a half point on the lee bow and at 3b. 24m a ichoonor, bound to the eastward, supposed to bo tho Dauntless, went by about a milo to leeward. About tho same time tho lightship was raised, and shortly afterwards all hands went to work shitting the back ?lays preparatory to a run on the port tack. The Reso lute tacked around tho FIVE FATHOM LIOnTSHIT ?t 3:67, and shortly afterward housed her foretopmast Bails were all trimmed in, as the breeze had shifted to north northwest, and at 0:3b she clewed up her main topsail. At 6:40 Absecum Light boro west, with the Resolute still close hauled, and going by log 10^ knots. There were no signs of the Dauntless, but presuntly the man on tho lookout sang out, "Dismantled schooner skead," and we all brightened up a little, filled with eharitublo thoughts, hut they were soon dispelled as, on closer inspection, tho stranger proved to be what had been a throe inusted schooner, but being destitute Df ner sticks, was a complete wreck. We passed close under her stern, and, in answor to our hail, she said the Dauntless hud passed about an hour before. The ichooner was the EMMA BACON, OF BARNSTABLE, and had been run into during the night and completely dismantled. We were then o!T Little Egg Harbor and running very fast, with sheets started. Tho morning was charming and a bright sun warmed the air and made a seat in the cockpit qnite pleasant and comfort ublo. Tho breeze was not quite so fresh, but tho yacht was still skipping along about nine knots. The Resolute passed Barne gat, bearing west, at 9:30 A. M., una then kent dancing along, hugging close to tho beach. Off Long Brancl^ tho Dauntless was sighted beating In from the Lightship, and then Mr. natch, knowing tho raco was lost, kept along the beacli in order to sare time. At 1:57 Sandy Hook Lightship bore cast, and if too Resolute had gono out she would have turned it about the same tlmo, as, with sheets lifted, she would have travelled further than close hauled Passing tho point of tl*q Hook the Reso lute followed alter the Dauntlegg and let go her anchor Dff the Club House at 8:50 P. M. Tho following is a iable ol the time taken on board the two yachts during th? Pft r.(K ? * the raco DAUNTLESS. RESOLCTB. II. M. 8 U. M. 3. Start 6 27 S2 P. M. 5 30 30 P. M. Bandy Hook ? ? _ p. m q m oo p. M. Barnegat Light... 9 06 00 P. M. 9 47 Oil P. M. Cape May Light ship 12 22 00 A. M. 1 15 00 A.M. Barnegat 7 47 00 A. M. 9 35 00A. M. Sandy Hook Light ship 11 65 25 A. M. 1 67 00 P. M. By the above It will lie seen that the Deentiesg went over the course, a distance of 228 miles, In I8h. 28m. 03s., and the Resolute accomplished the same feat in ?oh. 2iim. 21s. Tho former, thoreforo, won tho race in the quickest time on record by lh. 62m. lHa. The fol lowing Is a tabic of time made over the Cape May Aeurse since 1866:? CATE MAT RACKS. Time. Winner. Course. Date. II. M. 8. fiesoluto 212 Oct. 15, 1875. 38 15 20 Enchantress 249 Oct. 12, 1371 3'J 00 (10 Dread naught 212 Oct. 12, 1872. 25 (at 00 Vesta 212 Oct. 12, 1866. 29 10 00 Henrietta 212 Oct. 16, 1865. 25 20 00 YACHTING NOTES. Brown Bros.' steam yacht Ibis, N.Y.Y.C., Captain Charles Fairchild, reached Wcstport, Conn., yesterday, tnd will go into winter quarters there. The steam yacht Skylark, of the New York Yacht Club, Captain Morris, from New York en route to florlda, arrived in Norfolk, Va., this afternoon after a tough possago. MINIATURE YACHTING. THE MONTHLY REGATTA OF THE AMERICAN MODEL XACI1T ASSOCIATION AT PROSPECT PARK. The regatta of the American Model Vacht Club, which vas postponed on last Saturday until yesterday, was tot ooinpleted yesterday, owing to the dying out of tho (reere before tlie second hpat was begun. There were ? have been three heats, and the boat winning the best wo out of three was to have become the winner of a liver cuo. creeented bv Mr. Pcta a member of the r elob, valued at $26. The course, on the Prospect Park Lake, watt from the dam to a line drawn between two ?take flags stationed near the path, It being necessary to sail the distance in fifteen minutes to make a heat A time allowance of fire seconds to the Inch was al lowed b f the larger boats to the smaller ones. Messrs. John T. Dayton and Wlllett Smith were ap pointed Judges and timekeepers, and they startod the fleet at thirty seven minutes past throe o'clock, the yachts crossing the starting line in the following order:?Sadie, Millie, Galloping Tiger (sloop), John Cole, Tudio, Ida B and Maria. The Cole was declared the winner of the flrbt heat, crossing the fine in 14m. 22a, actual time, and after the Millie, whose actual time was 14in. 26* The other yachts came in the appended order:?Tudie, Sadie, Maris, Ida B. and Gal loping Tiger. The Cole, Millie and Tudie set their main gafflopsails ami Hying jibs for the second heat, iu which the Cole came lu first in lHra. 42a. with the Millie next, but as the first boat did not make the requisite time it was de< lared 110 heat and the yachts were ordered to start again. After they had started a third time a dead calm neti led on the lake and the Judges postponed the race until next Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. On next Saturday afternoon a grand regatta, open to all comers, will rake place at the game pluco lor a silver napkin ring, offered by Commodore J). G. Conkliu, of the Prospect l'ark C|ub, to be sailod for on time allow ance. A largo number of entries have already bi on made for this ruce uud it promises to be very interest ing. THE PRINCETON REGATTA. Tkxntom, N. J., Oct. 28, 18T6. At the Princeton rogntta but two crews started to-dny, the classes of '77 and '79. Alter rowing about a quarter of a mile the '79 crew broke tlw rudder of its boat. This loft the '77 to row over tho balance of the course alone. BOAT RACING ON THE POTOMAC. FOUB-OARED SHELL BACE, THBEB MILES, BE TWEEN THE NASSAUS, OF NEW YOKE, AND THE ANALOSTANB, OF WASHINGTON?THE NABSAUS THE WINNERS. Washington, Oct. 28, 1878. The four-oarcd shell race, three miles straightaway, between the Nassaus, of New York, and the Aualostans, of Washington, which took place this ailcrnoon, was witnessed by thousands of persons and was the most hotly contested race ever rowed upon the Potomac. The woather was fair and pleasant, but a slight breeze was blowing, which made the water a little rough. As early as three o'clock largo crowds wero wending their way toward tho river front, and by four o'clock the wharves, boat house, balconies, sheds, sloops, schoon ers, Aqueduct Bridge and every available foot of spaco, from tho Aqueduct Bridge at Georgetown to Easby's Wharf in Washington, was lined with a continuous mass of human beings, wbilo the rivor was dotted with small boats of every description. At half-past tlireo o'clock a tug, with the judges, um piro, the Analoslnn crow and members of the press ou board, steamed up the river, followed by another tug, with tho Nassau crew, as far as Table Hock, tho placo wtionce tho race was to start. Tho course was from Table Rock, situated about two miles above Georgetown, to a stakebout anchored off Easby's Wharf, in Washington. Tho two crews being in position, the umpire called, "Are you readyf" and being answored in the afflrma tivo by both crews, fired a shot from a pistol as a signal for starling. Tho Nassaus caught water first und shot half a length ahead, but tho Aualostans overhauled them im mediately, and from the starting place to within 100 yards of the bridge, a distance of about two miles, they kept nearly sldo by siuo, each crow pushing a "ittlo ahead, then being quickly passed by the other, neither crew at any time being more than half a length In advance. Whcu ncaring the bridge the Nassaus shut ahead about eight or ten lengths, but when op posite the Potomac boat house the Aualostans made a Rpurt and regained a portion of tho distanco lost, and when opposite their own boat houso, a short distance below, made another splendid spurt, nearly closing up the gap, but wero unable to overtako tho Nussaus, who passed tho stake boat in 20m. 52s., being closely followed by the Aualostans in 20m. o8s. The following aro tho names and weights of tho respective crews:? Nassaus.?Stroke, John Gunster, 158 lbs.; No. 3, G. T. Floyd Jones, 150 lbs.; No. 2, l.indsey Watson, 145 lbs.: bow, Robert Reynolds, 140 lbs. Average weight, 14814 lbs. Analostait.?Stroke, O. L. Proscott, 148 lbs.; No. 3, E. Cumberland, 168 lbs.; No. 2, S. Burns, 160 lbs.; bow, C, A. Brown, 138 lbs. Average weight, 156 lbs. CREEDMOOR. NATIONAL GUAM) MATCH FOB THE NEVADA BADGE. When the rage for rifle shooting began to be felt out side of Creedmoor circles the National Guard of Vir ginia City, Nov., established a riflo range near their then flourishing city. They adopted the rules of the National Riflo Association, and mado some notablo scores at military ranges (200 and 500 yards). They made so satisfactory a record as to create a desire to compare their achievements with those of the militiamen who had the ad vantage of practising at Creedmoor. With this end in viow the Brigadier General commanding the Nevada State National Guard communicated with Colonel Church, of the Army and Navy Journal, about June last, offering to send on here a badge to bo competed for, under certain conditions, by tho National Guard, State of New York. The principal features of the con ditions are these:?Open to companies of the National Guard, State of New York; not less than forty-six members in each company to shoot, and as many above that number as the commauder may see fit to bring into tno field; no competitor to shoot who is not an active member of tho competing company; dis tances, 200 and 500 yards; Ave scoring and two sight ing shots at each range; position slan ting at 200, and any, without artificial rest, at 500 yards; weapon, the regulation arm used by the State National Guard; the winning company to hold the badge lor one yoar; the records of the shooting to bo mado public through the press; the company making tho best average shooting to be the winner, TUB BADGR is a Jewel worthy of tho liberal, open handed people of the rich State from which It was sent It was manu factured by a Jeweller iu Virginia City, and is composed of gold, sitvor and platina Irom tnc Nevada mines. It is sovon inches long by four wide, and is valued at nearly $1,000. Tho design is a combination of the State arms of New York and Nevada. On the 3d of July last an order was Issued from tho State Adjutant General's Office, In Albany, requiring the match to take place at Creedmoor under the super vision of Colonel Church. The rifle Inspectors of the brigade and regiment to which competing companies belong are to certify to tho correctness of the scores ot the companies under their respective supervision, and the Inspector General of the State National Guard, as well as the General Inspector of Rifle Practice, mult, ex officio, sign the records of contesting companies. The results of the shooting aro to be handed injto Colonel Church on or before the first day of noxt month. Tits cosiPETmm|. Under tho foregoing conditions thero were bnt five entries of companies for the match. These were:? Company I, Seventh regiment, Captain Casey in com mand; Company H, .Seventh regiment, Lieutenant Nicoils; Company A, Seventy-third regiment, Captain Storey; Company G, Forty eighth regiment (Oswego), Captain Curtias, and Captain l'erry's company of the Forty-eighth (Brooklyn) regiment The troops, accom panied by their respective brigade and roglmontal In spectors of rifle practice, reached Creedmoor yesterday in time to havo commoncod shooting at cloven o'clock; but arrangements were not com pleted to admit of their beginning at tho 200 yards' butts beforo two. The weather was very desirable for practice, being clear, cold and calm. Captaiu Casey's command had fifty-five men on the field; the commands of Captain Perry ami Lieutenant Nicoils had each tho required number of men?forty-six?present: and Cap tain ijtorey counted fortv-one. Captain Curtiss' company being allowed to shoot under certain restrictions at Os wego, It is not yet known how many rifles he brought into the match. TUB SIIOOTINO. Shooting at the 200 yards butts was finished at a quarter after throe o'cock, and firing eeased at tho 500 yards ranges shortly after Ave. So for as is known the results arc as follows:? 1 COMPANY, SKVRVTIt REfltMENT. Forty-six men; total number of points made, 860; average points per man, 18 38-46; average points per ?hot, 1.882. H COMPART, tlV MM RBOTMKXT. Forty six men: toial number of points, 830; average points i>er man. 18 2-46; average pilots per shot, 1.NO*. CAPTAIN PKRKT S COMPANY?FORTT-8KV1NTH BROIKRNT. Forty-six men; total number of points, 718; average points per mau, 15 28-46; average points per shot, 1.560. A COHPANT, TWBWTT-THIRn RBGIMXNT. Forty one men- total number of points, 664; average points per man, 16 8-41; average points per shot, 1.610. Tbe highest individual scores iu each company ore:? Sergeant Le Iloutellior, II company, Seventh regtment, 41; C. A. Coflln, Twenty-third regiment, 34; Private A Dominlck, I company, Seventh regiment, 36; Private 8. K. Condan, Forty-seventh regiment, 36. Company A, Soventy- third regiment, will complete its score to morrow. The Forty-eighth regiment is yot to be hoard from. His Honor Mayor Hunter, of Brooklyn; Major Gen eral Woodward, a number of ladies and well known citizens were on the ground. SHOOTING AT GLENDEAKE. The accond day's meeting of the American Rifle As clntion took place yesterday at Glen drake, near Pelha villo, Westchester county. The Aral contest wa subscription match. The winners were:?Lleutcm Hofel*, 20 points; John Gorliam, 18: H. Fisher Tbe prizes in tho subscription mate*, at 600 y? were won by H. Fisher, 23; Lieutenant iiofcle, 18; Jc Uuih.im, 18. The Ludiss' Match was won bv A. W. Peck on a an of 22. O. O. Starr took the second prize, with 17 pointa, and Captain E. Cardoze came in third on a score ot 10 points. Shooting for the Westchester Cap was not finished last night. To-morrow a subscription mutch, an all comers' contest and a competition for tho lie Feyster Badge, valued at $300, will occur. THE RHODE ISLAND RIFLEMEN. CLOSE OF THE FTBST MEETING AT THE NEW WHAT CHEEB RANGE?FRIZES AWARDED. Fbovidbxcb, Oct. 28, 1875. The Rliodo Island Rifle Association hud a supple mentary meeting today at What Cheer Range, at Greenwood, and two good mutch eg were shot. Une wan the New Engiuud mutch, unfinished on Wednesday. It resulted in a victory for tho PrescoM Post, G. A. R. team of Providence, and score of 232, out of a possiblo 560; distances, 300 and 600 yards. The First Light in fantry team of Providence scored 223, The Providence Amateur team scored 87. The Wesson team, made up of gentlemen from Khcdo Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, scored 133. The match was interesting. Prizes were swarded as follows:?First, ProvldoncoTool Company prizes What Cheer, a long range ritlo, valued at $160, to Prescott Post, G. A.K., team, who scored 232 out of a possible 660, with the Pcabody Martin rifle; second, a Frank Wesson rifle, valued at $lM, io tho First Light infantry team; score 223 (with rifle allowance deducted 217) out of a possible 660, with Sharp's military rifle; third, a Maynard rifle, valued at $75, to tho Wesson team, who scorod 133 out of a possible 660, with various fifles; fourth, a Stevens' skeleton rifle, valued at $50, to UiP Providence Amateur team; score 87, with rule allow ance added, 132, out of a possible 560, with Springfield rifle. Several small prizes were given for beat indi vidual scores. A consolation match for members of tho Rhodo Island Association closed the day, making a groat deal of fun. Tho meeting has been successful for a new as sociation, and has given the new What Cheer RiUo range, which Is tho Urst In New England, a very credit able BetiOlf. CRICKET AT PATEllSON, N. J. THE MANHATTAN CLUB OF THIS CITY DEFEATED. A very spirited game of cricket was played yestordny near Paterson, N. J., between tho Puterson Club and tho Manhattan Club, of this city. Tho Manhattans were In ill-luck in their first Inning, and the Patorson Club gained an easy victory. In tho second inning, how ever, the Manhattans scored up, with the assistance of the old veteran, James Smith, and made a very good show; hut the shades of night had fallen, and it was ton late to rciricvo Hicir misiortnnos. Tho victory for rho Pa tor sons was a good one, and well may they bo proud o( it. The following is the score:? MANHATTAN CLUB. Jlufl*. First Inning 59 Second inning 25 t'ATKltSON CLUB. First Inning 80 Second inning 41 A STRANGE TALE. A SON OF A GERMAN COUNT BO AMINO THE FORESTS LIKE A WILD BEAST?HIS FATE MISTAKEN FOB A DEEB AND KILLED BY A HUNTEB. Moscow, Pa., Oct. 28, 1875. Among tho scattered families inhabiting tho wild region skirting the Poceno range of monntains, In tho northern part of Monroe country, this Stato, is that ot a German named Gotloib Schcibel He came into the section some five years ago, and settled near the border of Luzcruo and Monroo counties, in the midst of a wilderness almost primitive, and commenced, with tho energy and industry characteristic of his race tho liberal hewing of a farm out of the wild tract he had purchased. His family consisted of himself, his wife, three rugged sons and a fourth hoy, of a finer cast of features than tho rest and with very littlo re semblance to tho family. This child was about four years old when tho family settled In this region, and being of weak mind was allowed every free dom that pertained to the isolatod lifo tho family led. The boy dovclopod a strange passion for tho woods and spent most of bis time roaming about on the mountains gathering berries and nuts. During tho past two years his excursions became moro extended us tho forests wcro cleared away in the immodiuto vicinity of his homo by Shelbel and other German families who moved in tho vicinity subsequent to the former's occupancy. Tho hoy was called Johnny, and siuco ho began to extend his visits deeper into the wildorness, would somotimcs he absent days at a time, sustaining himself by eating nuts, borricsand roots, nnd sleeping in caverns and hol low logs, or Ui tho open air in warm weather. He often on his return home related wild stories. Onco ho reached home with his flesh lacerated and his body almost deuuded of clothing, bearing a young catamount which ho had attempted to capture, and finally killed with a club aftor a terrible struggle. It was useless for his friends to attempt to kcop him at home, and so for years ho roamed the forosts with only the mun.v wild animals that still haunt this wilderness for his companions, the lamp of his reason burning too dimly to show him the danger of tho life he was lead ing. It was while away on one of those solitary visits to the woods he loved so well that he was made an actor in tho SttOCKING TRAGEDY, following which tho history of the waif bocamo known. On Sunday morning last he took a small bosket and started off into tho forost. Ho said he was going to bring in some hooch nuts for a pet squirrel which he had captured when it was young, In Its nest, and which he sometimes took with him into the wooda Ho had not returned Monday noon, but tho fact croatod no apprehension in the minds of his relatives, who wero busy husking corn in a Held some distanco from the house on that day. About ono o'clock in the aftor noon a man in a hunter's garb appeared in tho field and startled the family with the announcement that little Johnny was deail, the hunter himself baring shot him in mistake for a deer. The body, be said, was at tho house, he having carried it from tho spot where tho shooting occurred, about three milos away, in tho mountain. Scheibol and his wifo accompanied tho hunter, who gnvo his name as James Phillips, to tho house; and there, lying on the floor, riddled with buck shot and covored with blood, was the doad body of the poor, half-witted boy. Tho grief or tho honest Herman and his wife was not demonstrateive, but touching in tho extreme. When the llrst burst was uvcr, Phillips gave tho following BETAn.B OF THE SHOOTIXO. lie, with two others, wero camped on the south branch of Bright'* Brook, a few miles north of the Gorman clearing, and early on Monday morning they started out to huut deor. Phillips was driving a ridge with the hounds and started a doer, which made off in tho direction of tho great swamp which borders on tho counties of Luzerne, Monroe and Carbon, and is known as the Shadee of Doath. Tho hounds followed it, and he hastened to got a "runaway" in a ridge a mllo or so away, whero ho thought the door would ovontualiy be chased by tho dogs. Ho reached tho point i and had been there but a few minutes wnen ho heard the cry of tho hounds some distanco away, but evidently coming nearer and In nis direction. Almost at the same moment ho discovered a peculiar agitation In some laurels about 100 yards away to his right. After watching tho spot a moment he curao to the con clusion that the motion of tho bushes was caused by a deor, and without a moment's further thought bo fired ; his buckshot barrel into the clump. The movement , ceased, and Phillips walked to the spot and pulled aside the bushes. What was his horror to see strotched upon tho ground, in an opou space among tho bushes, tho body of a boy, with blood pourlug from his side, into which several buckshot had entered, killtug him instantly. A basket, nearly filled with beechnuts, stood near, and tho boy's hands were full of winlcrgroen berrios. which ho was picking when the fatal shot was firod. Phillips had hoard from local hunters of tho eccentric Johnny Bheibol, and he hud no doubt that tho boy ho bad killed was the poor half-witted child. Knowing that tho Ger man clearing was somewhere in that locality, he took tho body in his arms and started to find it As luck would have It he ronched it without difficulty. A STORY OF SHARK. At An Investigation held on Tuesday by tho Justice of the Peace to whom Phillips repAtrod and asked lor an examination, tho following history of the boy was elicited from thoj Sheibels:?Before coming to this country Bheibol was a gardener In tho employ of a German nobleman. living in Kronig. In his family was thou living a sister ol his, Kslharino Schelbei. According to the testimony of the German she must have beeu u woman of con siderable beauty, and was, at tho time he mentioned, about twenty years old. The Count by whom Sshcibel was employed saw Katharine ono day and sent tor her to become a servant In his housa she wont, and be came. in a short time, a mistress of her cmployor. Mho lived In that way for a year, when sho returned to her brother's house, saying that she was soon to be come a mother, and that the Count had sent her away until after her child was born. Tho child was horn In a few weeks after her roturn, but tho mother did not live to see It, dying four days afterward. Tho child was taken In charge by Mrs. Scheibol, and it was not long bc<bro Ha deficiency in Intellect was discoverod. As the child grow In years its resemblanco to its high-born lather In festuros became so marked that tlio fact grew to be common gossip In tho vicinity. This circumstance led to the emigration of tho Bcheibels.to America, the Count paying his gardener $2,000 and his passage to this country, mid agreeing to annually send $200 lo pay for tho support ol the child. This sum had been received regularly by Schelbei, who obstinately refused to slate w hat the name of the nobleman is, he merely saying that ho is a man at present high in tho confidence ol the German government. I The Jury, after deliberating for some time, returned I a verdict of accidental death In the case, and rcpri I mitmled PhilJtua for carelessness* WASHINGTON DRIVING PARK Third Day of the Inaugural Running Meeting. General Harney, Madge, Skirmisher and Diavolo the Winners. Wasjhsoton, D. C., Oct. 28, 1875. The racing to-day at tho Washington Driving Park was very good and gave the greatest satislaction to the large attendance. There were more ladies at the course than on any previous day, and tho appearance of the grand stand was much improved by their presence. Four races were run, the first being a dash of two miles, the second mile heats, the third a dash of three quarters of a mile and tho fourth a hurdle race of two miles and a half. The races were run on time, and the starter was very fortunato in getting the horses away In each raco on very oven terms. Tho Baltimore delegation did not reach the track until the first race had been decided, on account of a smash up ou the road. Luckily no one was injured. TUK TWO MILK DASH. Tho first event was tho Consolation Purse of $350, a dash of two miles, for horses that have run and not won money at this meeting; tho winner of the first mile $100 and of tho raco $200, tho second borso to recotve $60. There wcro nino entries, comprising Uart Jordan ft Co. 's gray colt Bill Monday, by Rogors, dam by Engineer. 3 years old, 90 lbs.; M. Gascon}' bay Ally Fairy Queen, by Eugene, dam FaithJ 3 years old, 87 lbs.; John H. Davis' chestnut colt Gcnoral Harnev, by Pat Malloy, dam Yellow Bird, 3 years old, 90 lbs.; L. A. Hitchcock's brown Ally Lutitla H., by Second Boone, dam Moanuess, 4 years old, 101 lbs.; J. W. Weldou's chostnut colt Warfaro, by War Danco, dam Wagonnotte, 8 years old, 90 lbs.; John Fletcher's chestnut horse Hartland, by Australian, dam Lucretla, aged, 115 lbs.; C. H. Tucker's chestnut Ally Caroline, by Kentucky, dam Camilla, 3 years old, 87 lbs.; John Coffee's gray horse Donny brook, by Lightning, dam Jossamino Porter, 6 voars old, 110 lbs., and D. McDaniel's chestnut colt Joe Cerns, by Australian, dam Bettto Ward, 8 years old, 90 lbs. Joe Corns was tho favortto over the Held, Donny brook second choice and Goneral Harney third. T1IK RACK. ? Tlio start was a capital one, Bill Munday taking the lead, Donnybrook second, Caroline third, tbo others in a bunch. There was no change until tho horses were well into tho backstrotch, when Gonornl Harney moved up to the front and was not again headed in tho raco. Harney, at the end of the flrst mile, was leading a length, Donnybrook second, Joe Cerns third, Caroline fourth, the others trailing. General Harney kept In front all tho way around, and camo homo an easy winner by three lengths, Donnybrook second, two lengths ahead of Carolino, Joe Cerns fourth (the surciuglo of tho lattor having broken In tno race, which no doubt was tho cause of his defeat). Bill Monday was fifth, Fairy Queen sixth, Lutitia H. seventh, Hartland eighth and Warfare ninth. Time, 3:48. Collins rodo General Harney, Fisher was on Donnybrook, Spencer ou Car oline, Clark on Joe Cerns, Eaton on Bill Munday, Hughes on Fairy Queon, Cochran ou Lutitln H., Slado on Hart land, Thomasson on Warfare. General Harney won the $100 for the first mile and $*200 for the raco. Donnybrook takes the socoud money, $50. MILK UK ATS. The socond raco was for a purse of $325, mile heats, for ull ages; $300 to the first, $75 to the second and $60 to the third horse. For this i event there wore five sturters, comprising Kpaug ler A Bencher's bay gelding Jack Harkaway, by Knighthood, dam l'lionotnenon, 4 years old, lot lbs.; D. McDaniel's chestnut filly Madge, by Australian, dam Alabama, 4 years old, 101 lbs. ; 1,1, Hitchcock's bay filly Mollio Darling, by Revolver, dam i Lady Slipper, 4 years, 101 lbs. ; j' G. Betbune's bay gelding Burgoo, by imp. Hurrah, dnin Emma I)ar- ! ling, 4 years old, 101 lbs., and John Coffee's black hor3o ? B. F. Carver, by Lightning, dam La Victimc, 6 years old, 111) lbs. I Madge was the favorite over the field at long odds, B. F. Carver socoud choice. TllK RACB. Firtt lleat? Madge was first away, B. F. Carver second, Mollio Darling third, Burgoo fourth, Jack | Harkaway fifth. Going round the turn Madge showed ' tho way, B. F. Carver socond, Mollio Darling third, Burgoo fourth, Juck Harkaway bringing np the roar. There was no change of position until the horses wore in tho homestretch. Uadgo led all tho way throngh and won easily by three lengths; B. F. Carver socond, four lengths in front of Burgoo; Jack Harkaway fourth, Mollie Darling fifth. Time, 1:53. Secomi IleaL? B. F. Carver was flrst away, Jack Harkaway second, Madge third, Burgoo fourth, Moilio Hurling firth. The latter ran through the others on the upper turn and showed in front at the quarter pole, B. F. Carver second, Madge third, Jack Harkaway fourth, Burgoo fifth. Burgoo then made strong running down the baekstretch and showed in front at tho half-mllo pole, B. F. Carver second, Jack Harkaway third, Madge lourth, Mollio Darling fifth. Going around tho lowor turn Madge ran to the front and, coming on well in hand, won the heat by two lengths, Burgoo second, halfa length in froDtof Jack Harkaway; H. F. Carver lourth ; Mollio Darling filth. Time, 1:50. Clark rode Madge, Hughes had the mount on Burgoo, Eaton on Jack Harkaway, Fisher on B, F. Carver and Coch rane on Mollio Darling. TIIHKK qUAKTKRS OP A MILK. Tho third race was a dash of three quarters of a mile, for gentlemen riders, carrying 150 lbs. each. T. F. Spates' gray horse Snowball, pedigree unknown, aged; K. H. Brenglo's bay gelding Skirmisher, pedi gree unknown, aged, and J. E. Mantz's bay gelding Yellow Jacket, pedigree unknown, agod, were tho starters. The hotting was Snowball against the field at even money. TIUC BACK. The horses wore started from the quarter pole. Snowball went off with tho leud, and at the hall.mile pole was three lengths in advance of Yellow Jacket, the luttcr three lengths in front of Skirmisher. Snow ball began to quit on the lower turn and both the others passed him belorc he reached tho three-quarter pole. Skirmisher then ran to the front and camo home an easy winner by six lengths, Yoilow Jacket second, 100 yards In front of Snowball Time, 1:29 M. Pbebus rode Skirmisher, McLoughlin was on Yellow Jacket and Spates on Snowball. * HURDLE RACB. The fourth race was for a purse of $550, two miles and a hair, over fifteen hurdles; the winner of the first hull mile $60; for one mile and a half, $150. and of the race, $360; the second horse to receive $100; tho win ner of tho second day's hurdlo raco to carry 10 lbs. extra There were three entries and two starters, which wero Ayres A Sutliffu's bay golding Diavolo. by Jouesboro, dam Ninette. 6 years old, 157 lbs., and L. A. Hitchcock's chestnut filly Busy Bee, by War Dance, dam Iatira Spilman, 4 years old, 141 lbs. Diavolo was tbo favorite 10 to L TUB RACK. Tho horses were started at tho half-mile polo and had to Jump a hurdle as soon as the drum was tapped for a start. Diavolo took the leud at once and went over tho hurdle prettily, while Busy Bee knocked i| down, as she did the thruo hurdles on tbo homestretch and ull | me others that she Jumped. Diavolo led all the way about a length in front of Bnsy Bee. Ho Jumped the hurdles tho first round without j touching tlioin, but tho maro knocked them all down the flrst round, so that tho second mile was nothing but fiat racing, liusy Bee could not run as fust as 1 Diavolo, uud lie led throughout under a pull, winning the race by a length. The timo of two miles and a half was 6:10. And this closed tho third day of tho meeting. SUMMARY. Wastukotox, D. C, Oct. 28, 1875.?Third Day op Tna Inaugural Kunnino Mkktinq at thk Washing ton Driving Park?First Hack?l'urse $860, for horses that have run and not won at this meeting; wlnnor of flrst mile, $100; of the raco, $200: the second horse to receive $50; winner of second day's dash of ono mtlo and three-quarters 7 lba. extra Two miles. J. II. Davis' ch. c. General Harney, 3 years, by Pat Malloy, dam Yellow Bird, 90 lbs (Collins) 1 John Coffeo's gr. h. Donnybrook, 5 years, by Light ning, dam Jessamine Porter, 110 lbs. (Fisher) .... 2 C. H. Tucker's ch. f. Caroline, 3 years, by Kentucky, dam Camilla, 87 lbs. (Spencer) 3 D. McDanlel'g ch. c. Joo Corns, 3 years, by Aus tralian, dam Bettte Ward, 90 lba (Clark) 4 Mart Jordan A Co.'s gr. c. Bill Munday, 3 yours, by Rogers, dam by Engineer, 90 lba (Eaton) 5 M. Saucers' b. f. Fairy Queen, 3 years, by Eugeno, dam Faith, 87 lbs., (Hughes) 6 L. A. Hitchcock A Co.'s br. f. Lutetia H., 4 years, by Second Boone, dam Meanness, 101 lbs.. (Coch ran) 7 John Fletcher's ch. g. Hartland, aged, by Australian, dam Lucretia, 115 lbs., glade) 8 1 J. W. Weldon's ch. c, Warfare, 3 years, by War Dance, dam Wagonnotte, 90 lbs., (Tnomason).... 9 Time, 3:48. 8a*e Day?Second Race.?l'urse $325, for all ages; $200.to the first, $76 to tho second and $60 to the third horse. Mile heats. S. McDaniel's ch. C Madge. 4 years, by Australian, dam Alabama, 101 lba (Clark) 1 I J. G. Beth one's b. g. Burgoo, 4 years, by Imp. Hur rah, dam Emma Darling, 101 lbs. (Hughes) 8 3 Spongier A Boucher's b, g. Jack Harkaway. 4 years by Knighthood, dam Phenomenon, 101 Ioa (Eaton) 4 8 John Coffee's blfc. h. B. F. Carver, 6 years, by Lightning, dam La Victimc, 110 lbs. (Fisher)... 2 4 L. A. Hitchcock's b. f. Mollio Darling, 4 years, by Revolvor, dam Lady Slipper. 101 lbs. (Cochran). 6 6 i Tims, 1:62?1:60. Same Day?Third Rack.?Purse $25, for horses | owned In the District of Columbia, Fairfax couuty (Virginia), Montgomery, Frederick and l'rinca George | .counties (Maryland); to be ridden by owners or ama I b urs, residents as above; three quarters ol a mile. E. H. Breuglc's b. g. Skirmisher, aged, pedlcroe unknown, 150 lbs. (Phcbiis) 1 J. K. Wnutz's b. g. Yellow jacket, aged, .pedigree unknown. 160 ins. lUcIsiuvhliul 2 T. P. Spate*' gr. h. Snowball wed, pedigree an known, 1501b*. (Sp.,tt-*).......T7. P"31*? ? _ Time, 1:??. DAT?rot-Ki-H Race.-Hurdle race. purse of tSr'JSSKLfy* **" *"#' ,50; ouo and * c "ive Vhw "V *iV): ?**">d burse u. re tr i riLwinner ol second day's hurdlee, 10 lb*, ej A^re. * * h*lf' orer hurdles. imi t L g Diavolo, 6 year*, by Jonca I aV.T 157 lbs (Hidgely,..........i U a. Hitchcock'* ch. f Busy Bee, 4 year* bv War ' 1141111 bauraSpilmau, Hi lb?.\llc(iuiuis) 2 Tune, 6.10. ???? * j PROSPECT PARK FAIR GROUNDS. THIRD hat Of THE SECOND FAIi TROTTINO MEETING-CORONER K. TUE WINNIE OP THE purse, and Kansas chief of the 2 21 RACE. There was a very fair attendance at the Prospect Parte 1 Fair Grounds yesterday afternoon. Two events were on the card, the llrst a purse of $ooo, for "twenty niu..'' horses, and the second a purse of |o 500 for those that never beat "twontv-ono." There were' but three starters in each and four heats were required in both to reach a result. Coroner K. was the lucky one in the 2:29 event and Kansas Chief the winner in the other, beating Rarus and Adelaide. tub 2:29 pcrse. First to be called wus the purso of $600, for horses that never Irottod better than 2:29, mile heats, three in Ave, in harness. Of Ave eulr.es throe carll0 to the score, theso being John Trout's brown mare Jean In gelow, Milco Carroll's black mare Genoral, W. E. Con nors' bay gelding Coroner K. The pools averaged be fore tl.o sturt?General, $55; Coroner K., $55; jrean Ingelow, $16. At the second trial they got the word with General In front, but on the turn Ingelow showed the way and kept It to tho half-mile, when General as sumed the post or honor. "Without difficulty he main tained his advantage and went under tho wire winner or the heat by two lengths in 2:35>i, Ingelow was second and Coroner K. last. Fools now averaged?General $60 Held $?0 The start was very fair at tho fourth attempt At tho quarter pole Coroner K. led two lengths, Ingelow second, four lengths in front of General, who had left bis feet Coroner K. was two lengths in advance at the half-mile, one length ahead at tho three quarter pole and, with twice leaving his foot, he managed to pass under tho wire the winner of tho heat by two lengths Ingelow second, si* In^rout of General, who acted badly all tho way around. The betting now ruled General, $80; Coroner K., $35; Jean Ingelow tS77 the siztL scoring they got away with Coroner^ lead Ing. Ho was never headed, and went under the wire winner of tho heat by four loticrths In Q?*n n ^ was second, six lengths in advance of Jean Ingefow^ Pools?Coroner K., $40; Acid, $13. Tho second tn.fi.? got away, and all left their feet on tho turn, b"t at tho quarter pole ingelow was three lengths the'best of 7t Coroner K. second and Ueneral last. In this way thev wont to the three-quarter polo and entered tho stretch Ingelow maintained her lead to the distance stand when she went Into the air and Coroner it. beat her un der the wire by Ave lengths. In 2:36, General second three lengths in front of Jean Ingelow. Coroner K broke four times In the heat. General takes swond and Jean Ingelow third money. 8ocond THE 2:21 "lUCB. Second on tho programme was tho purse of $*> 600 n?r? Tht' fihVCIi beat 2:21, same conditions m thj J , r ? x, entri7 ca,n0 tor the word, theso I being R.B. Conklins buy gelding Rarus, John Spian's I bay gelding Kansas Chief, and J. H. Phillips' buy mare ' a.oia^?' Th? P00'8 averaged, before the start Rarus $120, Kansas Chief $105, Adelaide $25. Thev woreseut atawaythoAftb attempt, with Kansas Chief leading a trifle Adelaide second and Rarus last. Kansas was one length In front at the quarter, three lengths the best of It at the half, eight at tho three-quarters, with which advantage ho entered the stretch From hero Rarus showed some speed, but ho was not sent along fast enough, and Kansas went under the wire winner of the hoatby half a length In 2:23. Adelaide was twelve lengths away. Great change occurred In the betting Rarus selling for $180 and tho Held $86. The thmi tbey W(7e 8e"t a?"uy and at tho quarter pole Kan sas led ono length, Itarus second, two lengths In ad. vauce of Adelaide. Along the backstrof-ch liarus went up to Kansas'wheel and at the half the latter had his head only in front, Adclaido two lengths In the rear 1 rom tins point Hants and Kansas had a boad and head struggle, which endod with their making a dead heat in the slow time of 2:27*. Adelaide was one length In tho rear. Betting, Rarus $25, field $24. Kansas Chief went away in front, was nover headed and won tho heat in 2:20Adelaido second and Rarus third. Kan sas Chief was now a big favorite. Ho wont ofT and If0 fourth hoat und lho roco by eight lengths If t .w takes socoud and Adelaide third money the fourth revorting to tho association. SUMMARY. /-v Fair Grounds, Gravesknd L. I Oct. 28, 1875.?Third day of the second fall trotting mooting Purso No. 5, ot $600, for horses that neve? trotted better than 2:29, mile beats, three in Ave In harness: $-150 to the ilrst, $150 to the second and $100 to the third horse; entrance ten per cent of purse which closed with Ave entries. ' W. E. Connors' b. g. Coroner K 3 111 Mike Carroll's bik. g. General 1300 John Trout's b. m. Jean iDgolow 2 " 3 3 Scolians ft Carson's b. g. Busty, (formerly Dustin Jim) ; jr E. K. Bradbury's br. g. Berskabiro Boy!.!! dr! TIME. Flrrt heal. (W Second heat. 38 1-15 o!<li ?,rd 3T 1:18 2:3? Fourth beat 38 1:16V 2:3fl Same Bat?Second Rack.?Pnrse No. 6, of $2 500 for horaes that never trotted oettcr than 2:2l; nnlo boats throe In ttva, in harness; $1,100 to tho first, $800 to tho second, $350 to tho third and $260 to tho faurth horse elllries06'tUnP0rC0alOfpUr80' wl"ch c'osod with six John Spian's b. g. Kansas Chief 1 0 1 i R. D. Conklin's b. g. Rarus "2 o h o J. H. Phillip's b. m. Adelaide 3 3 ?> a Dan Mace's b. g. Sensation " " ' dr C. S. Green's b. 111. Gazelle jr" E. K. Bradbury's bik. m. Caisklll Glri!.'."'.*.' dr TIME. V . Quarter. Half. Mile First heat 36 j-1, Second beat 38 1:14 2-27 v Third heat 37 1:13j, 2 Fourth hoat 37 1;13 1 RACEHORSES FOR ENGLAND. MR. BANFOBD BENDS A STRING OT EIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. [From the New York Sportsman of this week.] Yesterday afternoon eight thoroughbred American horses, tho property of Mr. Sanford, were shipped aboard the steamship Holland, of tho National lino, tor London. Of those shipped, the first is Preakness. At tho end of this, his sixth campaign, the old horse is as flesh, as sound and as vigorous as ever. That ho might prevail in cup races in England seems very likely, for his raco this summer in the Saratoga Cup was a grand performance. Mr. Sanford may not, however, run him in England. He has no plans cut and dried, and his action will depend upon circumstanoes. Ho Intends to buy a lot of good English brood mares, and it is vory likely that, instead of racing next year, Preakness will cover such as Mr. Sanford selects. Second, we mention Mate. This famous little horso has always been next to Preakness in our estimation. At one time we thought he could beat Preakness himself, two miles, weight for age, but we afterward discarded that opinion. It was a near thing between True Blue and Mate, but the son of Lexington and Italloon had a little the best of it. Bay Pinal, tho three-year-old II...C ..in ... VUU .Ul?v ,.IU brother of Preakness and the last produce of the famous old mare Bayloaf, who was wholly English in blood, being by Yorkshire out of the imported mare Maria Black, is an exceedingly good looking colt. Not ono ol tho eight horses on the pier looked more like a rarer of high typo than Bay Final. Ho has not been a lucky colt. In preparation for the annual stakes at Jerome Park he threw a curb. Ho was then stopped and put in work again for Baltimore, not quite two weeks prior to the Dixie Stakes Four days beforo tho raco (or that great slako Mr. Sanford and Llttlcfield ran Bay Final a two mile trial against Male. It was a very high trial and the colt beat the trial horse, but in so doing ho -'cooked his own bacon," and when he met Tom Ochiltree, Aristplcs, Viator, Ac., In the Dixie and lirocklnridgo Slakes, his speed was gone. Bat he ran honest tnd true, and nil that ho loot In those races was lost in the first half mile. The fourth shipped is a big, slashing two-year-old, called lbtv Eagle, by Baywood out or Earring, by Bin gold. He has never started. Our English cousins may bo iniormed that Baywotfd is own brother to Bayonet, Freakuets. Ac., by Lexington, out of Bayloaf. Bingold was by Boston, sire of Lexington, <>ut of Fllrtllla, Jr. by Sir Archy, who was a son of Dlomed, first wiu ner of tho Derby. Earring's dam was Emma Wright, by imported Margrave, and she was also the dam of the ftuuous race mare Mollie Jackson, by Vandal, son or Olencoo. Tlio other four are yearlings. There Is a chestnut colt called Bald Eaglo, own brother to Bay Eagle, and this is a very good looking yearling. Brown Prince is a great strapping son of Lexington and Britannia IV., by tho Flying Dutchman. This colt has groat size and extraordinary bone and power, He is now rather plain, but his action is first rate, as we are assured by Mr. Sanford, Llttlefleld. and Hay ward, and ho will no doubt One a great deal in the ?>urse of thegrand preparation. He Is in tho Derby and St. Leger of 18<7, and so is Bald Eagle. There were two yearltng fillies shipped. One, Donna, by Haywood out of Dot, by Mad Anthony, grandam Laura White, by Ulenooe, is very fine looking, and her brother, First Chance, has lately run well. the other is a sweet filly, and her blood is the very richest Combination out, in our opin ion. She is the smallest of the lot, but so bloodlike and elegant In shape, with good sub stance and hone, that she makes some of the bigger ones look vulgar by contrast. She was got by (llenolg. tiie fine four uric heat racehorse imported by Mr. Cameron, and run with brilliant succ'"? by Mr. Belmont, He was by Citadel (son ol Stockwell and Sortie, hv Melbourne! and lux d.uu Bab la was by King ?ton oat of Alice I.owe. by Defence. The dam of this yearling wok Stamps, by Lexington out of Mildred, by Glencoe. Stamps is own sister to Monarchist, who seemed to us to till the finest conception of the blood horse of high type in form and of the moat invincible determination in running. The yearling Oily by Cleneig out of stamps is in the Oak* of 1^77. We hope the eastward voyage will be rapid and pleasant. A SPORTING BANQUET. Mbmpum, Tcnn, Oct 21, 1875. The sportsmen in attendance at the meeting her* were honored with a banquet at the P? abody Hotel by the proprietors last night BILLIARDS. DALY ACCEPTS DION'fl CHALLENGE. Nbw York, Oct 28. 1875. Mr. M. Dblaxkt:? L>kab Sib?I accept Mr. Cyrille Dion's challenge to play mo for the champion medal and $500 a side, and will same November 23, at Tammany Hall, as date and place for playing the match. Yours, tic... MAUBICE DALT. THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS. REVOLUTIONARY REMINISCENCES?ANNIVERSARY OP THE RATTLE OP WHITE PLAINS?ADDRESS BY HON. JOHN JAY. Ninety-nine years ago yesterday was fought the battle of White Plains, at which the patriot forces, -commanded in person by General Washington, repulsed a determined attack of British and Hessian troops un der Lord Howe. To celebrate another anniversary of this important event the Westchester County Histori cal Society held its annual meeting yesterday at the Presbyterian church in the village above named. In the morning a business session was hold, which, In addition to tbo trans action of ordinary routine affairs, embraced an election of offlcors for the ensuing year. The after noon was devoted to an address by tho Horn John Jay,' ex-Cnltod States Minister to Vienua, which wa$ listened to attentively throughout by a large and criti cal audieneo. The following is a concise abstract of tfis address, which occupied nearly two hours In its de livery:? ADDRESS OF nil. JAY. . In opening the speaker said:?Wo stand to-day on what to au American is ciassic soil We are mot on the anniversary ot a national event, and wo are fltly assem bled at this time and piuce to further the interesting labors of ttiu Historical Socioiy of the County of West Chester. i>ctch MKxourea. Of the Dutch Westchester abounds In memories going back to the mouth of October, 1610, when Hudson anchored the llalfmoon off Verplauck's Point to the 9th of July, 1776, when the Convention of New York sitting, with tUII power from tho people, whero wo ars now assembled ut White i'luins, received from tho Con tinental Congress tho Declaration of Independence which recalls that remarkable Slate paper, tho Doclara^ tion of Independence published at the ttaguo bv the States General of Holland on the 26th July, 1581, when they pronounced l'htlip deposed from his sovereignty in the Low Countries, aud the inhabitants released from their ancient fealty. At White Plains the Convention among whom says Bancroft, were "Woodhnll, Jay.Van Courtlandt, Lewis Morris, Gouverneur Morris Ganso voort, Sloss Hobart, tho Presbyterian minister' Kettle, tas aud other representatives of the Dutch, Knplish and Huguenot elements of the State, with one voice joined in supporting the Declaration at the risk of their lives and fortunes." Here Mr. Jay Indulged in many pleasing anecdotes relative to tho manners of tho Dutch, alter the narra tion of which he spoke of tho IUTTU8 OK W1I1TK PLAIN'S. Of the event which we this day celebrate it is not lor mo to give you a particular account, fpr that is fitly re served for tho Centennial, now so near, when it will doubtless bo done with great exactness 'aud lulness ol illustration. But I may, perhaps, with propriety allude briefly to the battle of White Plains. On tho 9lh of July 1776 had occurred the Convention or New York at White Plants which adopted the Declaration oflndcpendonce. On tbo 29th of August had occurred the disastrous battle of Loug Island, which called forth from Washing ton the exclamation, as ho watched the defeat of his losof"' l"0jl briivo mon must 1 this day The masterly retreat ?f Washington was effected on the 29lh of August. On the 3d ol September, in pursuance of Washing ton s policy to avoid a general action and so protract tho war, New York was evacuaiod?the rotreat being of tho most disorderly chnructer, the safety of l'utuam's regi ment ocing cllected by the ready tact and wit of Miss Mary Lindsley Murray in asking tt.e British officers to lunch, and detaining them two hours over their wino. After nearly four weeks passed on Harlem Heights, Washington on the 12th of October learned that Ho wo was sending his troops to Throgg's Neck, with the view ol getting In the rear of tho American armv aud cutting off its communications with the East by wav of Rye and Bedford. On tho 14th ho was joined bv Lea from tho South, snd disposed his troops along the lino of the Bronx. On the ISth Howe, reinforced proceeded by Pelhani to New Rocholle; on the 21 at Washington removed his headquarters to Valentine's Hill, and on the 23d to Whito Plains, where his camp was intrenched under tho direction of a French en gineer. On the 2Sth Howe, baffled in the plan of flank ing >\ ashlngton, crossed to Scarsd&lc. whero he awaited ^ on Huster's division. ???ueu "On the bright autumnal morning oT the 28th " savs Bancroft, "the army of How e, expecting a battle' which was to lie decisive, advanced in two divisions its right under Clinton, its left under Von Huster " Washing ton's camp, strongly intrenchod, was on high ground facing the east, the right wing stretching toward the south along a rocky hill, while the Bronx, making an el how, protected it in liank and rear. On Chattorton's Hill, separated from the camp by the Bronx River and marsh, Washington had placed a nulitia regiment which as tho British approached ho supported by Coll onej Haslet a Delaware regiment and Colouel McDou gall s brigade of Smallwood's Marylanders, Ritzemas' New Yorkers and two others, and McDougal) com manded the hill with 1,600 men. The British ap proached, and, instead of attacking the Ameri Cln . cc/,t3 H"wo directed eight regiments about 4,000 men, to carry Chatterton s Hill Tho attacking force was divided, Colonel Rawlo' T'l- -n ,b"gade ,?,f Hessians, ascending the south side, while General Leslie, with a large loroe of British and Hessians, advanced In front, throw a bridge across the stream and charged up the hill. The attack of the British was supported by from fifteen to twenty-flvo pieces of artillery from a high ground opposite the hill ana their advance was three times opposed by two field pieces on a ledge of Chutterton's Hill in charge of Aiexandor Hamilton, the youthful captain of artillery The assailing party was rcinlorced by a troop of British cavalry, who guinea the crest of the hill. A bravo stand was made by tho Americuns, who, having twice repulsed horse aud foot, British and Hessians were compelled to retire, being met near tbo Bronx by Gen eral Putnam. The loss on both sides was nearly equal that of the Americans 3b0 to 400 killod, wouuded and prisoners. ' Tne decisive conflict was expected on the morrow and Washington passed fhe night in doubling his in trenohmonts and redoubts, which, with the aid of sods and cornstalks, presented in tho morning the appear ance or solid works, and Howe sent for reinforcements and threw up lines and redoubts. On the night of tho 31st W ashington removed his camp to the rocky hills about New Castle. The British, on the night of the 4th of November, loft White Pi.nns.for tho Hudson. There was exhibited by Washington on this spot the consummate Judgment and skilful strategy which de foated the plans of Sir William Howe and accomplished his essential policy of avoiding a general engagement and postponing till we were ready the decisive battle of the Revolution. Wh5lJt was P^P080"1 y?rs since to build to the mem ory of Washington the unfinished shaft that awaits Ita tardy completion at the capital many of the Powers and cities of Europe sept memorial stones to adorn tho pediment. The idea, so graceful, gathers signifi cance Iroin the thought that these Powers had already in past ages contributed by their policies the lounda tion stones of the Republic ot Washington. At the conclusion of Mr. Jay's remarks a vote of thanks was tendered to that gentleman. A resolution was also passed pledging tho support of the citizens of the vicinity In tho celebration ol the centenary of lh? battle of White Plains on October 28, 1878, and a sug gestion was made that the Declaration ot lndependencs ho publicly road on the 9th of July, next year, in cele bration of tho one hundredth anniversary of that event. KERRIGAN'S CONTEMPT. The proceedings in the Kerrigan contempt case were continued yesterday beforo the referee, Hamilton Cole, who, for the purpose of examining the Police Commis sioners, adjourned the hearing to the Central depart ment Kerrigan was represented by Mr. Spellissey and Counsellor McLean appeared for the Board. Tho respondent took the stand and swore that he had honorably Intended to conform to the stipulation made with the Supremo Court With reforence to his failure to answer two suhp.enas issued by the Board of Police he stated that one was irregularly drawn up, for which reason he paid no attention to it. On the other occa sion be was on his way to the Central department when he learned from a rnond that the Board hod ad' jonrneo. The witness admitted that he had used harsh Inn. Board when before them. In extenuation him .wP U<1 thlt I>ros"l?nt Mathoii had ordered him to be thrown out of the court room. w?eUnr??nt Mch?an <*??d U> the stand witnesses who were present on the occasion of Kerrigan's contempt, languago was very abusive. They wLnfi ? Mwe" merely ordered him te leave the room; no violence was used. Commissioner Disbeeker took tho stand, and Kerrf 2AH ? counsel asked with reference to Ms resignation having been tendered to the Mayor, but the referee ruled out the quusticus as Irrelevant. Commissioner Matsoli was sworn, and, In answer to questions, auid be was born in the United States and bad no connection dfrect or Indirect with any news paper. Furthur questions by tho counsel were ruled out as lmmiiterisl. Commissioner Voorhls also tcttlfled with reference to tho language made use of by Kerrigan in the trial room, corroborating the previous witnesses After much delay, occasioned by continuous objections on the part ol Kerrigan's counsel to alum t every question put b| the other fhlo, the referee announced tho case closed.