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His Life Yielded Up for the Murder
of Francis Colvin.
He Stoutly Asservates His Innocence
to the Last.
SYRACl'SK, Fob. 11, 1878.
Shortly after six o'clock in the afternoon of June 22,
1874, two men, while Ashing in the Seneca River, a
short distance west of Baldwinsville, discovered the
body ol a man standing upright in the water. Fastening
a line, they tried to draw it to the shore, but could
not It would not move. Rowing to the bank, tney
called a farmer's boy and sent b:m to the village tor
assistance. He told the story as he ran and soon the
river bank was crowded with excitea men. The
quiet life of the larmor and the villager
had been rudely disturbed. They hur
ried from farmhouse, from tavern and from
shop. A constable came with tbein. He ussumed
command. Learning that the body was iastcnod down,
ho placed a strong rope beneath the arms and then
seven strong fellows dragged the remains of what was
once a human form to the shore. It was decayed
badly. A heavy stone was strapped about the logs,
just below the knees, the arms were bound to the bouy
and two coats were wrapped about tho head and tied
beneath the neck with straps. There was another
strap about the neck, which indicated that a weight
bad been placed there also. The coats were removed
and the features were disclosed by the flickering
gleam of an old lantern, for it was now dark.
Recognition was impossible. Decay had done
its work. Everything indicated, however, that
a foul murder had been committed. Tho right side
of tho skull was crushed and broken. A man named
Bullock had disappeared from that vicinity a short
time before. A iarmcr suggested that this was bis
body. They agreed that it was aud lelt it lying there,
while each went homo to tell tho story and speculato
upon the manner of tho death. Early next jnorning
an officer wont to Bullock's house to obtain some Information
and was surprised to ilnd him at work in his
corn field, ho having Just returned from the West.
This renewed tho speculation as to who the man was.
A young man, looking upon tho corpse, said, "I
wonder if that ain't Frank Colvin?" "Well, if it is,"
replied a dentist, who had known Colvin, "I can tell
biin by his teeth." Another remarked that if it was
Colvin they would find somo rags about his toes. Tho
body wa3 examined. Tho peculiar formation of tho
teeth which had attracted tho dentist's attention and
tho rags which the man was known to be
in tbo hnbit of wrapping about his toes to
prevent them chafing served to tell who ho
was. Other marks were also lound which told beyond
a doubt that the remains woro those of Francis A.
Colvin. He was a strange fellow, a man of thirtythroe
or thereabouts, without lamily and with but few
friends. Possessing a peculiar disposition, he lived in
a Ii111r> riiHiilv cftfutriictcH hut in tho u'onrln Ho hml
l>ecn born and bred near there, had once boon a bright,
sociable fellow, until the death of a girl he had loved had
changed his nature; When tho war opened he went
out in Company A, ot the Eleventh Now York volunteers,
served three years with that regiment and then
' re-enlisted in tho First Veteran cavalry and remained
' until peaco came. Then he returned and went to work,
living In his but, working hard and saving every penny
with jealous care. He was
Very often be is said to have worked moonlight
nights in the fields alone that he might add to his store.
Ho was never idle, always seeking means to increase
his hoard. The breaking of the People's Bank of Syracuse
in 1872 robbed him of a small sum and prejudiced
him against banks. Thereafter be was his own banker,
carrying bis wealth about him. He was known to have
a large sum of money. To obtain mis, they argued, be
w Dad been murdered. His disappearance had oxciled no
comment. There was no social circle to miss him; no
friend to ask what had become ol him. Ho never
lingered about a tavern; he never had a friend to whom
he told hiB secrete. The detectives were
busy, however, and belore the sun went down
tho day alter they dragged tho body from
the water it was known that one Bishop Vicier
bad sold a mortgage which Coivin had owned; that
this Vuder hud suddenly acquired considerable money
aud spent it iuvishly. He was arrested on the chargo
of murder. A silver watch boiouging to Coivin,
several promissory notes and another mortgage were
traced to him. Vuder was a simple, half-witted
fellow, and, though people believed that he
kuew about the murder, they folt sure that
some one else hud plauued and carried
It out VaderHs character was not such as to indicate
him to bo the possessor ot nerve enough to murder a
man and sink his body In the river. The prisoner
confessed the crime and implicated Dnnnne Peck. Peck
was arrested, but discharged. He was examined again,
i and be then told
ol the crime, pointing out Owen Linsday as Dia fellow
murderer. When the olllcer laid his hand on Owen
Linsday tho people felt that the right man had been
secured. His character was l ad. Forty-live years ol
sge, he had grown up among them, and they knew
bnn to be the possessor of the qualifications necessary
to plan and carry out any cruol and brutal act. In
1868 and 1860 be bad kopl a hotel at Plainvtlle, a few
miles lrorn lialdwinsville. A pedler entered his bouse
at nightfall. No one saw him leave there. No one
ever heard of him afterward. Then there is another
story about a niece ot bis who had considerable money,
and who disappeared, no one knew exactly how. Tc
his hotel bo brought a strange woman, and when his
wife objected he beat her so unmercifully that she was
confined to bar bod for a long time.
These, and other things of a like cbarncter, were
knowD, and it was behoved that Owen Linsday was josl
the man to perpetrate a cold blooded murder. Coivin
and Vader worked for Daniel Linsday, father of Owen,
who Is a farmer. Owen know that Coivin bad a largf
sum Willi him and be plotted with Vader to murder ami
rob him. Tbe time was fixed repeatedly, but postponed
vntil the 10tb of t)ocembert 1973.
DUrCfflflff WITH AgAXBj?**fieforc
flvo o'clock on tlUT TfifflS'iBg ot that day tbf
two hired tnon got tip as usual to do tbe chores. Nc
oue but thorn Was awake. They procured a light am
went to the barn. There were ten cowb to be milked.
Coivin began at one end and Vader at tho other.
Linsday sneaked out from his hiding place, ui
in hand, aud stole stealthily to where his unsuspecting
victim sat beside tho cow. Ops blow and Francis Col
vin fell to the floor dying. To make his work sure th<
murderer dealt a second blow. Hastily palling his coai
over the bend of the murdered man Linsday called
, Vader and they carried the body to the hay loft above.
Tho clothes were searched. They found $2,008 In cash
two silver watches, two mortgages and three notesover
$3,000 wortUof property In all Vador received
five $100 bills, a watch and the notes and mortgages.
Linsday took tbe rest, at tho same time telling Vadei
to personate Coivin and have the mortgages assigned tc
himself and then sell them. They covered the corpse
with hay and left it there. At the brenkfhst table the
old man Linsday asked where Coivin was? Vader said
he bad gone to get another Job. The old man thoughi
it was a strange way of leaving, bat said no more, and
thereafter no one look tbe trouble to Inquire about the
murdered mau until his body was found in tho water,
months afterward.
At midnight tho murderer harnessed his team, at
tached them to a rough sleigh used for drawing wood,
und drove down in lront of his father's bouse. Vadoi
was there. Together they went to the barn, took the
body from beneath the hay, carried it out and laid il
upon the sleigh, throwing an old blanket over it Fussing
over the highway lor a short distance tbey turned
into a lonely lane leading to the river. At the river'i
bank tbey laid tho remains across the stern of t boal
winch Vader had borrowed for tho oocasion. With the
scraps be had procured fur tbe purpose Lindsay hound
two largs and boavr stones to his victim?on'
bout the neck, the other to the legs. Slowly moving
out upon tho water until they reached tho centre of th(
stream, they rested on their oars. It was dark, and
the stillness was only broken by tho ripplo of thl
waters against the boat Thore was a splash, and the
river closed over the form of tho murdered man, and
these two men harried to the shore, vainly tlilnklnj
thai tbey had buried all evidence of thstr enmo Iron;
human syes. W inter went and summer came. Th<
strap that bound the stone about tbe neck was loosenci
and ibo body of Francis Colvtn rose upright in thf
water to ask for vengeance against the iiiurdercra
The stone about ibo legs bald It there until discover)
commenced at Syracuse, January 26, 187ft, and lasted
tan days, lion. George A. Uariin, of the bupretni
Court, presiding. District Attorney James, William 0,
Ktiger and W. P. Goodellc appeared tor the people
while the prisoner was ably delanded by C. B. Soda
wick. Frank Hiacock, J. C. Hunt and C. 0. Weaver. fi
excited much attention, and the court room wai
crowded dally. Vader was allowed to turn State'i
evidence. He told bis story plainly, and to support II
the prosecution wove a web of circumstantial cvidenct
that bound the crime to ftwen Linsday as with a banc
of iron. The defence was a poor one Linsday wai
found guilty and sentenced to die. A writ of error and
atay were secured, the case was argned before th?
Supreme Court at Kocheater In April The de
cision of the Court affl/mutf the Opuieion below, wu
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banded down at Buffalo. Linaday was taken tbere and
''again Moteneed to be bung. Judge Andrews, of the
Court of Appeal*, granted a second writ, and ibe cane
was heard by that court; but tbcy alio affirmed the
original judgment. On the 6th of January, 1878, Llnaday
was taken before the Supreme Court at Syracuse
-and sentenced to be hung to-day. Ilia friends sought
to secure a commutation of the sentence, but Governor
Tilden declined to interfere. When the aged and
heart-broken mother and the unfortunate wife of
Linaday told him tnat the Governor would not commute
the sentence he merely said be did not have much
1 faith in the Governor anyway, lit a cigar and smoked it
calmly. In June, 1874, Linsday was taken to the
Onondaga County Penitentiary, at Syracuse, there
! hrufii/ nn will in Ihn cmiritv Ham h? hna r<imtir.i>i1
! unco then in a small cell, being allowed to exercise
himself in the corridor daily. The place had
become a home to him, and when the Governor'
informed tho Sheriff tbat bo would not interfere tbnt
I official wanted Linsday to occupy a larger room, but
the condemned man said the little cell was like a homo
to him. and asked to be allowed to pane the last few
duvs of bis life there. His wish was gratified. He has
smoked continually, seeming to derive great consolation
from the weed. He manifested little concern about
religious allairs until a few days ago. Then, at the earnest
solicitation of bis wife, he sent for a clergyman,
i "I bare great hopes," was what be said when asked
| about the future He had hoped lhat something would
| avert tho scene of to-day, but always declared that if
the time should come for him to go out he would walk
upon the scaffold with an unfaltering step and dio
Yesterday mormug Owen Linsday expressed a de.=lr$
I to see Yadcr. Tho latter was brought from his cell to
the Iron grated door leading to ttio rnuin hull. Llns;
day then asked him to tell tho truth about tho case. at
; the same time saying, "Vader, you know 1 had 8<- Ttlbg
, to do with this murder, and 1 hope you will nnt'irrme
swing when you can tell the true story and save me."
| Vader persisted tbat he bad told the true story, and
! tbat Liusday did have a hand in the murder ol Lolvin.
I They talked together about tho case some time, Dut
I Vader stood by his version of tho affair, whilo Linsday,
with tears in bis eyes, implored him to say he had not
i been in the case.
Linsday's wife and daughter, his only child, who Is
marriod, were with him ail day, as were other frleuds.
They remained until a late hour last night.
Last night was passed hy Owen Linsday In company
with several reporters, who were anxious to obtain a
confession, but lie had nono to make. He sat in the
corridor of tho Penitentiary, talking upon general
topics and seemed glad to have company. He was
rusiloss and uneasy and smoked constantly. By actual
count he smoked forty seven cigars during yesterday
afternoon and last night. Not until seven o'clock this
morning did he lie down, and then he was soon sound
i asleep.
i His mother, wife and duughtcr came at olght o'clock
! and he was awakened. 'He started from the bed
j sorcafhing:?"Go awayl Letmealono!" His friends
I remained in close conversation with him until ten
! o'clock. Thoir farewoll to tho doomed man was heart|
rending. Tho mother, wile and daughter had to bo
borne from the hall. Tho minister then prayed with
j the condemned and at ten o'clock his arms wore
i pinioned The death warrant was read, a funeral proI
cession was formed and ho moved out with tlrni stup
to mo s< auoiu. n was raining very nam an mo umo,
and the scone was dreary in the extreme.
Thnro were not many in the prison yard, but without
was a mob or hundreds, who stood in the drenching
j storm, and yelled and howled so that they could bo
[ heard by the prisoner. Llnsday was cool and collected,
< showing little nervousness. There was a short prayer
said, tho rope was placed about his nod^aud ho was
asked il he h:yl anyUiibg io Shy. He replielT?
I" of this crimo. I have never had a lisp said to me in
regard to it. I am as innocent us any in this company.
I am innocent before God and man."
The black cap was then drawn over bis face. Tho
rope which held tho weight was cut, and Owon Lins\
day's soul went to meet its Maker. Tho crowd outsido
i loarned that ho had boen huoged and sent up a bloodcurdling
shout of triumph. They procured a ladder
and gninod tho roof of the prison shops overlooking
the scaffold, but wcro driven hack by the police. Tho
mob In the street, whose yells had become disgraceful,
1 j were charged upon and routed by the police.
Grave doubts are now expressed on all sides here as
to Ltnsday's guilt, but It is too late to speculate.
Vadcr still adheres to his story. He was interviewed
alter the exocutiou. Great indignation is exprossed
toward him. The prison officials all believe that Llnsday
was innocent, hut public opinion is satisfied of his
Voder will go to prison for many years, thero being
five indictments against him lor perjury, false impersonation,
4c., in disposing of the mortgages and notes
which he obtained from the murdered man. He says
! he will plead guilty to these indictments, and, as there
seems to bo a disposition to punish lilni as soveroly as
! possible, tho community will not be troubled by mm
> lor a long time to coma
Nassau, N. P., Fob. 6, 1878.
The dread sentence of the law was duly performed
! on Frank E. Smith between the hoars of ten and eleven
A. M. yesterday, within the walls of the Nassau Prison,
! This man, who murdered the mate of the brig Kloreuco,
i John Candler Avery, on the 'JUth of December, wns
j arrested on tho 30th, tried the 26th and 27th of Janu
' i ary and was executed on tho 4th of February, a period
, ' of only thirty-seven days having elapsed between the
' j murder and its expiation.
| Passes to witness tho execution were granted t<
, I about fifty persons, among whom we noticed severa
: members of the medical faculty^ press, both native
I I i I * V. ? 1, ?,. 1..
(bo black (lag was hoisted at the cupola, and in a lew
minutes the solemn procession, composed or tbo Provost
Marshal, officials of iho prison, ministers and
police attendant on the prisoner, made its appearance
from tbo south door of the prison, and, winding slowly
round the south side of the kitchen, tnrnod gradually
to the left and approached the scaffold, lacing east,
Smith slightly In advance.
In all its grim ugliness was erected just south of the
division wall, a simple open framework with the old
fashioned drop, beam, released by tho withdrawal of a
bolt. The coffin ot the prisoner stood just at the foot
of the steps, and the rope on the cross beam with
its noose open, must have been terriblo evidence to tho
man of the reality and qnickucss of his approaching
end. A solemn and eloquent prayer was ollerea up at
the loot of the scaffold by the Rev. K. l)unl;ip. and at
its conclusion Smith tirmly walked up the ladder attended
by the Marshal and a prisoner, who acted as
1 hangman. His legs were then pinioned, and the cap
< drawn over his face. His only words wore that ho forgave
bis executioner, who, he said, was only doing his
duty, and a request to one of the prison officers to
1 stand by him to the last. The noose being put over
> his head and the knot drawn Just undgr the left ear,
i the hangman wont down the ladder to spring the
bolt, when, tho prisoner cither from taintnoss or from
> Inability to keep bts balance while so tightly pinioned,
i fell over on his back upon tbe drop. Ho was at once
t raised, tbe bolt drawn and the ominous jerk of tho
rope told its own sad talo. A little mosetij^" twitch>
fflg of tbo lower limbs for abooi two minutes arid th?u
1 oil was still Alter twenty minutes' suspension h?
' was uronounced dead by the medical officer, and being
ci)f (lpwii, wqs yqavcvod mtp an adjacent building for
' surgical examination. His fkee, when tho cap was re1
i moved, presented a very composed and natural appear>
ance; the eyca were closed and tbo mouth slightly
I | open. There were no indications in his countenance of
bis sudden and violent death. Tho usual inquest was
held at eleven o'clock and the customary verdict rent
of the body took place in the afternoon, when it was
> discovered that tbfl neck was not brokeu, death being
i caused by strangulation. His lungs, liver and other
' organs weie In a healthy condition, hut bis heart was
pronounced to be one of the smallest ever seen In an
i adult. Thus suffered a man in the prime of life, a picture
of health and strength, and to all appearance of
I so gentlo s nature that oue cannot comprehend tbe
mysterious Influence that impelled him to commit so
f (but and brutal a mnrdor. Throe days before tbe exo>
cutton he made a long confeSkion. the gist of which
' was that bo murdered the mate not from any ill feeliDg
1 nor quarrel, nor from any desire to rob, as be knew he
I had no money. It was, says Hraitb, caused by an trroi
sistiblo temptation which came over htm at times and
1 which finally triumphed. He killed Avery on the
> deck, coming behind and striking him over the skull
with a boat's tiller, and then threw tho body Into tho
water before lile was extinct. He expresses a hope o]
i pardon from God and man, and ends by thanking all
' : the prison authorities for their kindness.
Thieves effected an entrance into the apartments occupied
by John Rice, No- 131 Stanton street, end car|
ried ofl $200 worth of jewelry and clothing.
; The tailor shop of John Conklln, at No. 201 F.a?t
Sixth street, was entered by two unknown men, and
! while one engaged the attention of the proprietor the
j other stole two pieces o( cloth, valued at $35.
Some unknown thief broke open tbe show case In
! fruut of No. 103 Weal Twenty eighth street and carried
1 off Its contents, valued at $25.
The room occupied by Kirhard Armstrong, No. 4015
j Eighth street, was robbed by sneak thieves of $2U
worth of wearing apparel.
II.ead pipe to the value of $30 was stolen from tho
building No. 432 West Twenty sixth street.
The preratses occupied by John Williams, No. 541
West forty seventh street, were robbed ol jewelry,
amounting in value to >40.
Clothing, valued at $23, was stolen rrom the dwelling
house ol Frederick Marx, No. 533 West Fifty-ninth
Charles J. Ilssinn, of No. 874 Gold street. Brooklyn,
while in company with an unknown femalo in a house
In Thompson street, was robbed of $20.
i William Dnnphy, aged thirty Ave, residence un1
known, employed aa a painter by Joseph Uopkina,
J while at work on the front of a atora at tia 4 Ureal
i Jones street, fell from the all) of the second story
I window to the sidewalk, a distance of Bftoeen feci,
i He received a large gash over the right temple and
fractured hia sknll. He was attended by Dr. Henry,
IJ bat died before the embuieeee em wad.
A pleasant reunion or the Nassau Sporting Club and
the Long Island Shooting CliMi took place yesterday
afternoon, on the grounds ol the latter, near Jamaica.
The occasion was a trial ol skill between the moro expert
ot the members of each organization in the use ol
the gun, it being arranged that five from tbo one should
meet an equal number from the other, at 10 birds each,
26 yards rise, 80 yards boundary, oi. shot and
r Long Island rules to govern. Messrs. B. E.
West, T. E. Broadway, Dr. Wynn, C.
E. Wingate and Dr. Talbot represented
the Long Islanders, and Messrs. George W. Forbell,
Henry Wykoff. H. Boehme L H. Spencer and David
Storms the Nassaus. Mr. Thomas, of Chicago, was
chosen rcteree. The birds were a mixed lot au<l nothing
to boast ot As will bo observed by the ap|>eudeu
score the Ixing Islanders proved the victors, killing 37
to 29 cut dow n by their opponents. The Nussaus are
not so well provided with unproved guns as the older
club, but even with equal advantage in this respect it
is oniy possible that they could have quit winners.
Their ussociatloD is young, but vury promising, and in
tune many of the members will be among the host ana
teur shots in thi?vicinity.
Grounds or to* Long Island Shooting Club, Nkah
Jamaica, L. L, Feb. 11, 1876 ?Trial of skill "lor the
birds" between live members each of the Long Island
Shooting Club and Nassau Sporting Club; 10 birds
each, 25 yards rise, 80 yards boundary, 1)4 oz. shot
and Long Island rules to govern.
long island club.
Killed. Mined.
B. E. West?1 1 1 1 1, 1 1 1 1 L 10 0
Dr. Wvun?1 1 1 1 1, 1 0 1 1 1 9 1
Dr. Talbot?1 1 1 1 1, 1 0 0 1 1 8 2
C. E. Wingate?0 10 11,01110 6 4
T. E. Broadway?1 1 0 1 1, 0 0 0 0 0.... 4 6
Total, 60. Killed. 37; missed, 13.
nassau club.
Killed. Mined.
George W. Forbell?0 0 1 1 1, 1 1 1 0 1.... 7 3
it. wycon? 0 11 U 1. v I l l u a ?
! H. Boebme?1 1 1 0 1, 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
| J H. Spencer?1 110 1, 1000 1 6 4
David Si. ruis?1 000 1, 10010 4 0
Total, &a Killed, 20; missed, 21. Long Island Club
! tbe winner by 8 birds.
Referee?Xfr. Thomas, of Chicago.
Following the above two or threo classified sweepstakes
were decided, aud tbe shooters remained on the
grounds until nightfall.
Tho lust mail advices from Europe give the result ol
the shooting at Monaco for tbeUrund Prix du Casino. A
great deal of speculation took place, aud much intercsl
was centred/in the result. On the first day of the
shooting, Tuesday, January 25, the English divislot
were warm favorites. Captain Patlon, Captain Starkey,
Sir W. Call, Bart.; Captain Briscoe, Captain Nevilo,
Sir F. Johnstone, Mr. Morris, lion. J. B. Roche, Mr.
h. Ilae Reid, Mr. tirimblo aud Mr. D. Hope-Jobnstonc
being much fancied, but none moro so than tho firs)
moutioned. The event was arranged to shoot at C
birds, 29 yards rise, tho first day, and 7 birds, 29S
yards riso, on the second day. There were 74 subscribers.
and, alter lour rounds on the first day, there
wore left In by killing all, M. K. Wanters, Baron Burnetii,
Signor Barabiuo, Mr. A. Grimblo, Signer P. Gnudi,
Captain A. L. Patton, Mr. D. Hope-Johustone and
llaron Tschirsiky. The second day's shooting, Wednesday,
January 20, came oir amid great excitement,
^upturn l'atton proving the winner by killing 11 out ol
12 birds.
Monaco, Jan. 25 aso 2d. 1870.?Grand 1'rix no
Casino.?An objetd'art, value 3,000 francs, with 20,000
francs added to a sweepstakes of 200 francs each ' the
second to receive 4 000 francs and 25 per cent of the
entries, the third 2,000 francs and 25 per cent, and the
fourth 1,090 Irancs and 15 per cent; 12 pigeons each?
on tho first day 5 birds at 2(1 metres (29 yards), nnd on
the second day 7 birds at 27 metres (29yards); those
missing 4 to retiro; 74 subs.
Captain A. L. Pattern (objet d'art and ?727) 1
! Buron Tschlrscky (?308) 2
Marquis de Croix (?228) 2
, M. L. Pitrat (?129) 4
The result ol the shooting on Saturday, January 22,
for the Prix d'Ouvorture, hus already been given in the
11krai.ii, but the lull sceno may prove of interest, and
Is os follows:?
Monaco, Jan. 22, 1876.?Prix d'Ocvkutcrk?An objel
d'art and 2,000 irancs added to a sweepstakes of IOC
| francs each, the second to receive 35 per cent of tho
entries, the third 25 and the fourth 15; 5 pigeons each,
26 metres (27 S yards); 76 subs.
Hon. J. B. Roche... 11111 Count Jararxewskl.... 10(
Viscount do yuolen. 11111 Couut F. duChastel.. 01(
i Couut P. de Meeus.. 11111 M. L. Muskens Olfl
! Cnutain H. J. Funo.. 01111 Bin. A. Henry IOC
Sig. Barabino 11101 Duke de Rivoli 01(
> I Baron F. Clair 11110 Count R. Nicola 01(
3 I M. H. Wagatha 11110 Viscount da la Vlllesj
Mr. H. Rao Reul 01111 trcux lot
| Sig. Scngliarmi loill Viscount de M. de Jan1
I M. E. Warners 11011 vtllo. KM
J i Sig. 1'. Unudl 10111 8ig. P. Lagardc lot
j M. do Lcwin 11110 Marquis Vivaldi l'asI
Captain M alone 11101 qua OK
' I Marquis de Muri.... 11110 Mr. Grant 10
1 ('apt E. C. Slarkey. 01111 Mr. J. do. Spoyer 00
. Sir W. Call. Bart 11110 Sir E. Johnstone, Bart 00
M. Kerber 10111 M. Felix Marly 00
M . H. Klsen lllol Big. A. Brizzi 00
' I M. L. 1'itrut 11100 Mr. Batiks 00
. I Count E. do Lumber- Mr. E. Blanc 00
tye 11010 Mr. D. Lawlor 00
I Mr. M. IX Trehcrno. 11010 Mr. D. Hope Johnstone 00
> I Sig. G. Bi sana 11100 Baron St Trtvier 00
M. P. Kremy 10110 M. L. Dunns 00
i Duke of Montrose.. 10110 M. Jouet 00
! Mr. A. Pennel 10110 Count Ponalvert 00
M. Marckwnld 10110 Count D'Asprcmonl.. 00
i Count Curpcnetlo... 01UE Marquis Ruggi 00
i M. D'Andrlmont.... Olio l'rlnco Purstcnberg... 00
! Mr. Arundoll Yeo... 1010 Mr. A. Grimble. 00
i Colonol Mackenzie Mr. E. Stevenson 00
Eraser 1010 Sir J. I.istor-Kaye,
Marquis de Croix... 0110 Bart 00
Captain A. L Patton 0110 Ilerr Hyden Linden.. 00
Colonel OrlolT. 1010 Sig. Tomascuilll 00
M. G. Brinquaut.... 1100 M. Cortosso 00
M. R. Bcdinfcld. ... 1100 M. Ponnotty 00
M. I,. lie Dorlodol... 0110 Capt. R M. Briscoe... 00
M C Jourdier Oil Baron Bianchi 00
Captain K. C. Nevile 100 Cupl. Grevillo-Smyth.. 00
Mr. A. Cunlifle. loo Mr. E. Norrls 0
Ties for tbo first prize, the objet d'arl and 3.400f.
Hon. J. R. Roche Oil
Viscount du Quelcn (second prize. 3,160f.) 0 10
Count P. de Mecus (third prize, 1,1001.) 0 0
Ties lor the lourtb prize of 1,140 trance.?M. K Wantors.
1 1 10 1; Mr. H. Kae Reid, 1110 0; Baron do
St. Clair, 1 1 0; M. H. Wagatha, 110; Sig. P. Gnudl,
110; Sir W. Call, Bart., 110; Sig. liarablno, 1 0;
Captain Mulone, 1 0; Marquis de Marl, 1 0; Captain
Starkcy, 1 0; M. II. Elsen, 0; M. Ferbcr, 0; Captain
Eauo, 0; Sig. Scagliarini, 0; M. de Lewln, 0.
The famous Dixie Stakes winner, Tom Ochiltree, by
Lexington oat of Katonah, by Voucher, grandam
Countess, by imported Margrave, has been sold to Mr.
Gcorgo L. LoriUard, for $6,000 and cortain contin'
5BRUAKY 12, 1876-"WTTH i
let me not appear to be unpatriotic. The real American*
and thmr boraea ail spring from our own stock,
and are fully entitled to share with us the profits we derive
from our common pastimea Indeed, we ought to
encourage international racing even more than we do.
in order to ascertain whether we are advancing or receding
in the science of breeding and training. 1 am
sure that no real aportsman in England would regret
the presence of American horses in this coantry, if
even they wero to win the lierby and one or two
of our best racing cups. Mr. Sanford, ibo owner of
the eight animals at Newmarket, and hia trainer,
Charley Littletleld, ave no strangers here, and 1 am
quite certain that owners, trainers, and writers on
the (|K>rting press, will treat them and their horses
as a part and parcel of our own racing system while
they remain in England Bay Eagle, the American
representative for the Epsom Derby, is a remarkably
fine horse. lie is a bay with two white hind
heels, and stands fully sixteen hands, with power
and longth m proportion to his he ight. Donna, a
two-year-old tllly, Is also a promising sort, with sizo
and symmetry, in her lavor. In fact there is not a
mean looking animal in the lot, but having of course
been indulged since being unshipped after so long u
voyage, they now carry a lot of ilesh, aud when this
gives place to good, hard muscle, induced by strong
work, we shall be able to lorm u more correct opimou
of their make, shape, and action when , extended.
Meanwhile it would bo well lor speculators not to
bold tho American horses too cheaply lor their English
american amateur oarsmen.
New York, Fob. 11, 1876.
To run Editor of thk Herald:?
If tbo correspondent whoso egotistical vanity
prompted him to sign his communication to your paper
of this date as "An English Hitlcmau and Oarsman"
fairly represented British sentiment and principle,
I should consider it a sacred duty to myself and
: my posterity to step into tho Court House without de;
lay and forswear my allegiance now and forever to
i "Hor Most Gracious Majesty." In his tgnoranco this
lineal descendant of old Dogberry represents himself
iiy youth and early manhood were spent among English
and Irish oarsuieu. 1 have boon a resident of the
I United Slates since 1864. and for the last six years an
, active member of a prominent rowing organization
I not far irom this city. My most intimate friends are
! American amateur oarsmen, and I can truthfully stalo,
ns the result of my acquaintance, that 1 ntn proud of
their friendship, lor I never mot truer gentlemen or
men less likely to attempt to gain advantage by trickery
in competition with foreign oarsmen, and 1 ant
buppy to huve.tliis opportunity to pay them this ju?t
and truthlul tribute.
' The letter of the "E., R. and 0." la unworthy of a
detailed answer; but 1 most emphatically condemn
this and all similar attempts to stir up ill teclmg and"
1 national prejudices between competitors at the coming
regattas and rifle matches by the dissemination of uulruthlul
statements and itl-digestod opinions.
1 If tho "E , R. and U." is really un Englishman
. j (which 1 doubt), the greatest service he can do his
. country is to retire to his native obscurity and no
longer burden his weak mind by writing on subjects of
1 which ho is totally ignorant. J. A. L.
i - ??? * ,
New York, Feb. 11, 1S76.
To thk Editor of thk Herald:?
Allow me, as an old friend ol the Herald, to reply,
through its valuable columns, to the letter contained
in its issue of this dale, and signed, "An English Riflonian
and Oarsman. " Ho asks what you would say if
Sir Henry Halford were to invite a toum, or, as ho puts
It, "to insist" upon a team composed exclusively of
natives of ono State. The correct unswor would soern
to be tnat we would think him a fool. While a team
> made up in this way would, of course, bo called Ameri1
cans your correspondent will note that a team cow,
posed of natives of either Ireland or Scotland could
never be called Englishmen. Sir Henry fears his defeat,
uuless he should inanugo to obtain a fow members
of cither the Irish or Scotch teams for tho purposes of
amalgamation. God forbid that he should bo succoss!
lui us regards tho former. Let them by all moans visit
I us as ail Irish team, and enable us to extend to them
I tbul hearty reception and hospitality which they so
woll deserve, and to prove to them that wo bavo not 1
forgotten their lavish attention and kindness to I
i America's gallant sons lust summer. Your worthy j
I correspondent trusts "that neither Oxford, Cambridge, I
Dublin nor any 'British' rowing club will be Inveigled i
I Into" our regattu. Bah I he talkB insanely. Sco '
I what Mr. Bushe says in an interview with :
i your Dublin corresnondent. Ho says:?"Making
the most extravagant allowance fur American hospitality?and
we know that wo cannot estimate it too
I highly,'1 Ac.?1 incline to think that this club has not
> much tear as to fair play. In regard to the rc!
Downed Rculorth, 1 can only pity the ignorance of
I the pooplo who believe his death to have been the
) result of foul play (a belief never entertained by
) those immediately connected with him, both on and
previous to tho day of the race), when over training
) and exertion havo been universally accented as its
cause. Then ua to another "Yaukee dodge," I nope
) my English fricuds will not. when dwelling upon it,
J lose sight ol tho "dodge" practised upon John C.
Heenun in bis fight with Bayers, nor blame us for
) believing him the victim of a second "dodge" in his flght
with King, in view of tho precedent. And last, but
by no means least, comes the bare-faced "dodge" of
our "cousins" during the trip of our peerless Caplain
Bogardus, the action of thul contemptible shot
.Shaw lucluded, but who, thanks to Mr. Bmilb. of liell'i
l.ift, was moat completely baffled. In conclusion 1
would "ay the names of the gentlemen connected with I
the Kegulia Committee are a more than sufficient
guarantee that every detail til the race will be carried
out In the must Impartial and satisfactory manner to
all concerned, Independent of any and all throats.
In view ol (acts connected wth previous International
struggles, no one will lind fault with our "howl" when
the news reached us ol the deleat of our plucky
llarvnrds by a "dog in the manger" crew, who would
I neither ruw without a coxswain nor allow their oppoI
nenis to do it. To say that "a fair chauco would not
' be allowed" our foreign oarsmen, however, In view of
< ail the facts, and in a laud that has become celebrated
for its extreme courtosy and attention to lis visitors,
la premature and in very bad taste. LetThorn all coum,
and we will extond to mem a welcome truly American,
and give thorn reason to forever remember our
glorious 1870k Very respectfully, Ac..
A large crowd assembled at McQunde's Racket and
Handball Court at ton A. M. yesterday to witness the j
| decision of several Important matches. The proceed- j
Ings commenced wth the Oral six-hand match yet j
seen In this city, In which the following experts con- j
| tended:?Messrs. Jeffrey Carroll, Felix l'urcell and '
' Peicr Murray against John Tobin, Timothy Harrlgan
| and Jobn Cunnigbam. The event was tor (60 a side,
j and the following was
I Carroll and company 21 21 18 14 21
Tobin and compuny 10 111 21 21 12
This wsa a very bard struggle, and even tbo losers
were not displeased with their di foal, leoiing assured
they might have "bolter luck next time."
Tbo next match wis tbo best two In three for $25 a '
side, the following being
Ed Fitzgerald and Will Malloy 19 21 21 !
M. .Sullivan and Thomas McManus 21 10 20
Alter ibis came tho Important match of the day.
This event was the cause of tbo great crowd assembled
I In the court, many gentlemen from up town and tho
west side of the city being attracted to witness llio
) result. The contestants were Mr. J. F. Leahy and Mr.
j James I .eddy, the terms being three out of tlve, for
j $100. Mr. Leahy was In good leltlo on this occasion,
I as tho following scoro will show:?
, Leahy 21 21 13 21
Leddy 17 It} 21 19 j
? N?." /?
The prominent ?m?T?i!TrSrihc now popular game of
rackets assembled in force yesterday aitornoon at
j McQuadc'a Court, in Madison street, to witness a
match between David Jones and Patrick Harrington
| against Michael Sullivan, "of this ilk," and Mr. David
i Kgglor, the renowned rackctcr, of the Athletic Dase
Hall Club, of the Quaker, Keystone, Centennial, and
i any number of other atiaaes. City, Fillydolphy. Philadelphia
made "bunk," as the following acore will
show :?
Egglor and mate 21 11 21
Jones and 1? 21 13 1
The regular weekly trial of~Tlqaor dealers tor viola;
tlon of the Kiciae law was held flfsterday at Police (
Headquartera, belore the Commlsaloncrs ol Police and
The proprietor of the "Cold Room," No. 130 Plerrepont
street, Mr. Andrew G. Haskell, was not present,
but the examination of his caso went on notwithstand.
Ing. Sergeant Dyer, of the First precinct, said that he
went Into the "Gold Room" at one o'clock on Sunday
morning. January 81, and loend a woman, very much
Intoxicated, upon the floor, crying. He law three men
at the bar drinking at the same time. The Commissioner*
revoked Mr. Haskell's license.
Tbs license of Mr. Gtlmnre, who keeps what he terms
a "bucket shop" at No. 240 Fifth street, wan revoked,
1 he being charged by James A. Redden and Patrick
Shehan with selling liquor on Sunday. /
Several other cases were adjourned nntll the next,
meeting of the Board. *
Gforge Woisfhe'mer, who koeps a wine oiuhllshment
In the Bowery, was yesterday arr .k? i
Sheriff on complaint ofCharjes Men->1 of So 27
Bowtrr who charges defendant wll' * Mn.
Nina McnzaL The sednot>on comme
al egat.on. in the rear 1*71 Ba?
I *UicU was wouuftlT glTsa Uj We ntl"?lr ' ,
Mr. Robort Bonner has given bia horse Grafton over
: to the charge of Charles S. Green, of Babvlon, 1- I., for
I the purpose of having his reported wonderful speed
: fully developed.
In commenting upon the report of the treasurer ol
tbo National Trotting Association, submitted at the late
| congress, the Spirit of the Timet says:?This remarkable
expense account does not on Its surface illustrate
economy In keeping with the hard times, and In the
face ol the fact that most of the meetings given by the
members of the Natloqal Association have bvfn flnan|
cialiy unsuccessful, from Ihe loss of on the
business of 1875, ana with only about $2,000 in the
treasury to commence the year 1870 upon, it is easy tq
; foresee that the association will bo in bankruptcy snout
j next 4th of July if it is conducted on the present inflation
basin It is very fortunato for the association, as
well as its treasurer, that it had a largo balance on hand
- j tu 18TB.
Messrs. Ayres And Sutcliffo, Albany, N. Y., have
: rolnforced their stable by an excellent lot of tborough
hrods from Lexington, Ky. They consist of chestnut
mare, foaled ls#4, by imported Australian, dam by
| Lexington: second darn by Imported Giencoe Ac. Bay
j colt, three years, by Haywood, data Dot. dam of First
Chanco, by Mad Anthony, ouj or Laura White, by imported
Ulencoe.Aa Virtue, bey Oily, three years old,
by Virgil, dam Notice, full sistor to Norfolk. A thrcoycar-old
bay Ally, by Norton, out of the Australian
mare above. A three-year-old bay Ally, by Enquirer,
I I out of Ontario, by imported Bonnie Scotland.
, The new weights of the American Jockey Club have
been adopted by tbo Monmouth Park Association.
Theso weights will be carried during the coming racing
[ season at Jerome l'ark, Saratoga and Long Brunch.
The Cnester Park Association, of Cincinnati, have
, I determined to hold a running meeting toward the n i
, of May next There will be throe races each day. The
Ohio Derby, Tor three-year-olds, will bo the opening
, event It is $26 each,.play or pay, and the association
to add $600; a mile and a half. On the second day
there will tie the Ladies' Stake, for two-year-olds,
three-quarters of a mile; $20 each, play or pay, ami
' $2.10 added. On the third day there will he the Ruriinti
House Stakes, for three-vear-olds. A-26 each ulnv
J or pay, and f.'iOO added; mile beats. On the fourth
day, the Cincinnati Cup, for all ages. |.t0 each, play or
pay, and $6<X) added; two miles and a halt Tbe stakes
! will close March 1.
Tbe horses In training belonging to the late Sir
Anthony Rothschild will remain under the care of
Joseph Hayhoe at Newmarket, the whole team having
been bequeathed to the late baronet's brother, Bsrou
Lionel de Rothschild.
The London f^porttfian'i commissioner st Newmarket,
writing underrate of January 24, says of Mr.
Sanford's horsos:?"The American horses I noticed at
' walking exercise on the Moulton road, led by th^ged
> Preakiiess. Tbe latter Is quite sotnd on hts llm Want
there is a useful look about htm, but 1 fear he is no
I match for those of our horses that will compel* with
him during the coming season. When I say that I
r?ar' Preakneaa will succumb to the beat at our y"??
Mr. Moody continued hi* good work *t the Hippodrome
yesterday, with an attendance not quite equal
to that of the previous day. Tbere were preuebt at all
the services a larire representation of New York
clergymen nnd prominent Christian workers, and the
feeling at the several exercises was apparently deep
and genaluc.
At tho noon meeting yesterday there was to be
noticed a slight diminution in attendance trom that of
the day before. Among the ministers on the platrorra .
were Rer. George H. Hepworth, Dr. Stephen II. Tyug,
Jr.; Dr. John Hall and Rev. Mr. Sabine.
Mr. Moody came In promptly at twelve o'clock and
Mr. Sankcy took bis seat at the organ at the
name time. Tho meeting was opened by the singing |
of the eighty-fifth hymn, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." | 1
Tho requests for prayer were thon read. | t
Mr. Moody begnu his address ?We have for our 1
subject again to-day ''prayer." Yesterday we saw some '
ot the reasons why prayor ts not answered; we Just | i
want to follow that liuo a little. We don't know how
to pray as we ought unless the spirit of God teaches us ,
what to pray for, and one reason we sometimes aro
discouraged by not receiving answers to our pray- [
era Is because wo ore asking amtsa. We |
ask Christ for a great many things that would bo |
an iDjury to us tf wero auswered. God loves
us too well to answer all our prayers. There are a great
many things we want and think would be the best ]
things for us, and we don't understand why Gud don't ;
give us what wo want. I'erliaps sometime we will find
tho reason. I Bee now why It was not best lor mo to j
have things 1 prayed for two or three years ago. Sev- ,
eial addresses followed.
Thoswomon's meeting was held after the close of the '
prayer meeting. About 2,000 ladies were present.
The largo hall of the Hippodrome held last evening a
very full congregation of Christian workers to listen to
the impassioned ^oqucnco of Mr. Moody. A number
of clergymen wero present on the platform, and assisted
in thoservicos, which were conducted with fervor.
Mr. Moody talked fora time and enchaiued Ills auditors,
and at the close announced that there would not lie
any mectlug this eveulng and that forty minutes .
would be allowed for prayer. The chupel had a much I
smaller number of persons present; but If they wero 1
lessor in numbers than in the great hall they were
fully as warm in spirit.
In consequenco of the rumors which wore In circula- : i
tion yoslerday in reference to tho safety of the Hippo- 1 i
drome, the Department of Bulldiugs made an examination
yesterday, the result of which will bo found iu tho
following roport:?
Dki'artmknt of Bcii.discs, ' 1
Nkw Yokk. Feb. 11, 1870. |
Wai.tkr W. Adams, Esq., Superintendent of Build- !
Sir?In reply to your noto of this date, calling my !
attention to tho editorial iu this morning's Ueualo, 1
respcctlully submit tho following report.
Chief of Bureau of Fire Escapes and Iron Work.
To CnARLKs K. Hyds, Esq., Chief of Bureau of Firo
Escapes and Ironwork:?
Sin?We have this morning made a re-cxamlnation
of tho Hippodrome building throughout, and respectfully
submit the following report as to tho means of
exit therefrom:?On the northwest corner of Fourth
avenue and Twenty-sixth street there are three doors,
all opening outward, one 7 feel 6 Inches, and two
8 feet each in width, making an opening of 13 feel
6 inches. On tho southwest corner of Fourth avonuo
and Twenty-seventh street tluyo aro ono pair of
doors ten feet wide, opening outward. On Hie south
side of Twenty seventh street, between Madison and
F'ourth avenues, thoro aro two doors, both opening
outward, ono of 5 foet and orto of 8 feet. On the
east side of Madison avenue, botwoen Twenty-sixth and
Twenty-seventh streets, there aio two doors, ono of |
0 feet and one of 10 feet In width, both opening 1
outward. On tho north side of Twenty sixth street,
between Madison and Fourth avenues, there are three i
doors, two of 0 foot each and one of a feet In width, I 1
all opening outward. In addition to the doors i
above mentioned there are two doors on Twenty-sixth I 1
streot, opening out, which can be used at any mo- |
tnent. There is a passageway 23 feet In width, running
around the entire building on the ground floor, '
connecting with all doors. Thcro Is a passageway
3 feet in width, running around tbo entire build- J
ing, lu tho gallery. In addition to all the above precautions
for escape, thero is a bell at each door, with '
telegraphic communication to lha audience rooms, so
that in case of (Ire or accident the variouR doorkeepers <
can bo immediately notified and tho doors thrown
After a careful and thorough examination w* are of
the opinion that the means of Ingress and exit are
amply sulhclent in every respect.
A special meeting of the Union Hill (N. J.) Board of
School Trustees was held last night for the purpose of
considering the question of replacing tho Bible in the
schools. President Gcolz, in opening tlio ses- ;
slon, emphatically staled that the Important
matter must bo icttlod in tnmo form.
He spoke in faior of the Biblo, and desired I
that it should bo reinstated. Mr. Ackerman sustained
tho view* of the President. Messrs. Lango ami Klahro
opposed the motion to reinstate the Biblo. Charles
Fox, President of the Citizens' Association, made a
vigorous attuok on the Bible, and evoked such confusion
that be was obliged to leave tho room. On the
vote tho motion to place the Bible again In the schools
was carried, only Messrs. Lango and Uonry voting lu
the ncgullvo.
A IIsralo roportcr yostorduy called upon Messrs. |
Charles H. Marshall it Co., owners of tne Harvest ]
Quoen, which, according to a cable despatch, has been
adjudged by tho British Board of Trade to havo been
run down on tho Irish coast by tho steamer Adriatic. ,
In responso to an inquiry as to what action tho flrui
proposed to take in tho matter, Mr. Charles Lamson, '
one of tho partners, repliod that, though from the first
they .intended to commence an action against lha
White Star Stoamehip Company, by libelling tho
Adriatic when she should again arrive hero, they had
pn icrrea 10 iwiui wiv resun 01 mu unuMi itiiTi-nunnii
Investigation, thougn they woro before 111 possession of i
ample evidence to establish the (act that their ship bad
bevo lost iu consequence of a collision with the Adn- '
ntic. They had deferred to the aciion of the llrllish
Hoard through courtesy; they were now roady to
proceed at once with a suit, and to have the
steamer seized on her arrival next week. Despatches
frem tho other side scorned 10 Bhow that Captain Jennings
had been exonerated Irom blame, and from that t
he (Mr. Damson) was led to doubt If the seamen's [
storjr. as well as that of the officers, had been thoroughly
sifted. He also stated that telegrams had been
received informing them that the employes of the line
who appeared as witnesses in tho Investigation had for
the most part been lett In England on this trip, and it I
might be fancied that this circumstance would impede i
the legal Inquiry his Arm proposed to make, nut as a
mass of tostimony touching the matter could he at any
moment galhored, bo was ltd to believe that uo serious I j
delay coald occur.
At the office of tho Whito Star line Mr. Cortls, the ; ,
representative of tho company, said that he was una- t
ware as yet of any legal proceedings taken against ,
them. The flrsl Intimation llkeljr to rcccjvyd of ,
a suit would be the appear&fico br a maFsbaT on board , i
the Adriatic, and until her arrival of courso they were | .
Ignorant of what action they should take.,, Ho said }
that no full report of the proceedings of tli* English ,
Hoard gf |rade hal as yet been received, and conse- ,
quienUybo could say nothing about the evidence that j
Induced lis decision. Captain Jennings' conduit had ,
been highly spoken of by passengers on the Adrtst ,
and he Judged that If a collision did occur it woufd |
only have been the rsault of accident
The aoti-Tammany Executive Committee will meet
this (.Saturday) evening at Irving ilall and organise for
the current year. It Is expected that thorn will be sn
.Triune contest over the election ol a permanent chair
The Examining Committee
cn Bowen's Case.
'I Arraign Him as a Slanderer
and a Liar."
The lecture room of Plymouth church overflowed
.st evening. Seldom has such a crowd gathered
here, and rarely have the proceedings of a Friday
.'veulng's business meeting elicited such evidences ot
strong leeling. Kuroly, too, has the Plymouth pantos
had tiffin win In ita a a 11 si I rn n <r lantf iiiKTU iti (tplonHind
-vv-o.vu wv uau dmvu .-u#u-bv *" -v.,MW.uB
himself irum tho fierce assaults of bis adversaries.
Nearly ail the more prominent members o(
the church were present. The religious exercises ol
the evening were brief. Brother McKay in his praye#
implored Christ, the helper, to help tho church to
triumph over its trials. Then there were hymns sung
and Mr. Beecher read from the Scriptures that portion
including the passage, "For whom the I.ord ioveth ha
chastoneth," and applied the words to tho receuI history
of Plymouth church, which, of lato years, be said, has
been In deep waters. It had twenty years of unubateJ
prosjieruy, without the vexatious belonging to otbee
churches, and possibly would have become vain
and forgotten its mission but for its trials, lie advised
his congregation, in bearing up against tbeso
assaults, not to forget' what their roul mission was,
nor to suffer sympathy for their pastor to take tho
place of religious duty. In 1874 tncre was n council,
and now there is another, and to those who rccctve
the brethron from abroad ho would say It was a matter
of Christian honor that they should not bins *
them in tho slightest way by act or insinuation.
Ho asked those who expected to bo present
ut tho meeting of tho council not in
ibo slightest to express approval or disapprobation.
After Mr. Uoochcr's address Professor Hart one red a
aricf prayer; then bei eiielion was pronounced by
Rev. Dr. Beochcr, and, as previously announced, tho
?usincs8 of tho evening commenced. Tho feature o4
the business meeting was Mr. Beecher's speech. Ha
commenced calmly, but with ovidont effort suppressed
bis lecling. As he warmed up his action became intensely
dramatic, and his last words were spoken with
peculiar force and vigor of declamation. Ills theme
was Mr. Uowcn and Mr. Bowcn's charges,
and he ended thus:?"As for myself, I have only ibid
to gay?I pronounce all his Insinuations and accusations
lalse. and with Almighty God heloro me and the'
Judgment Day 1 arraign U>m as a slanderer and a liar!"
Tins conclusion elicited a perfect thunder of applause,
interspersed with cries of "Goodl" "Bravo I" Ac.,
which was Ueaieuing in its force, and lasted lor several
minutes. Pull particulars of tho business transacted
will he found below.
Tho business meeting was organized Immediately
after tho Bcnedictiou, with F. M. Edgerion as Moderator.
Mr. Thomas J. Tilney, clerk of tho church, said:?"A.
communication having been received lrom 0. C. Duncan,
asking that ho be dismissed from the church, tho
Examining Committee recommend that ho he dismissed
and that his name be dropped from the roll.
Carried unanimously.
Mr. Tilney read a report of the Examining Committee
detailing minutely tho transactions wnicb took;
placo between Mr. Henry C. Bowen audi
the committee at the three meetings to which!
tnat gentleman was summoned, and the sub-t
stance of which has alreudy been published'
in the ITkRALb. Tho reader was careful to make every1,
point toll by rcadiug the speeches of Mr. Bowen before'
the com mi i toe asking for time in a semi suivelhrig)
lone, while the remarks of the members were given
with lull effect. The reading was frequently interrupted
tiy applause and' luughter. At its close Mr.
n line rose anu sam mm, as me man oi many griev-*
mors, he was thankful thai he was ahlo still to ait up.
lie desired to oiler a resolution a." another step in tho
jusiiieis which he hiol undertaken soino weeks apo.
riits resolution lie would now present in lieu of tin)
ordinary resolution to auopl the report:?
Reunited, Thnl tliu whole metier of the Insinuation* or acrusstions
of Henry 0. Bowen against the |ni?tor of tin*
church he referred hack to the Examining Committee, with
instructions to continue the iuveMigslioii begun hy them,
and that they he instructed to umiiion said Bowed before
them, having first given him ten days' notice ot the time
and place ot their meeting, aud to notify him 11wit he will'
he naked to state any anil every fact within Ida knowledge
tending to support the insinuations or charges conta ned in
Ida letter of Hie 4th Inst., and to give the namea of the wltnessea
known to him by whom any other facts within Ins
personal knowledge may lid proved, and to submit to such
other and further thorough and rigid examination at shall
he necessary and proper to elicit the lullest possible investigation
These resolutions were explained in detail by Mr.
Tllnoy. and unanimously adopted amid loud cheers.
Mr. iieocher then advanced to the front of the platform,
when Mr. McKay arose and called upon llit?
Moderator to remind those present that It was not a
political meeting, but nn assemblage of Christ's c.nlldren.
and, therefore^ there should be no demonstration
of either applause or disapproval
This speech was followed hy a hush, In the midst of
which Mr. Jlcechcr began:?
ma. iikkcukk's spasm.
I agree w ith Mr. McKay in the drift of his remarks,
because, although I ain as much interested in tho matter
under discussion to night h4 any person can be, I
am very tar from (ocling combative?I ain very tar from
feeling in tho spirited humor that many of the brethren
present are In. A controversy between any two church
members is a sad thing; a controversy between a member
of a church and the pastor is a said thing. I regard
the relations'.:!' ol a pastor to a church as not sccoml. *
to tho relationship of a mother to her
daughter or of a father to his Konp
and where, as in this case, the intercourse began early
and continued without breaking for half a score of
yearn, aud still continued, nominally, for more than ait*
many years more, to have even a fracture, to have ai
quarrel, is a sad thing. It certainly is to me in the na
inro of a funeral icnicc, rind not in tho nature of an.
ordinary politic*! speech or harangue.
Mr. Buwon not only was one of tho earliest
members of this church and one of Its founders,)
but 1 don't forget that It was at his bouse
his thri ahold 1 first crossed when I cams'
to Brooklyn; at his hands and those of
his now bappy wile In heaven I received hospitality
which I shall not forget. We took sweet counsel together,
and to bis Indefatigable zeal In that early period
of the church's history we are indebted for much of tho
early prosperity of this church; and I cannot think of
anything more sad than at this late day, tho rgan with
whom 1 have walked arm iu arm, whose bouse was as a
brother's house to mo, wboso children grew up
and In their early days Icarnod to love me,
almost all of whom I may say grew up
at my knees, to find him In such antagonism as that
one er the other of us is destroyed Is not a thing for
smiles; It Is nota thing for choers. Now, I dou't propose
to argue this qaeet'on to night; it Is not til that I
should do so. I only propose to say one or two words,
In tho matter, and one is that If lor tho last fifteen'
years and more Mr. Bowcn has been In possession of
such facts as be now alleges In hut letter, nnd never
mentioned them to mo nor communicated;
them to an officer of this church uur In
anywise brought thorn to tho knowledge'
ol the churrh itself, he deserves to be publicly expelled
from the church for violation of his covenant.
(Cheers.) If 1 am what I am alleged to be, and have
been what he alleges that I have been, auil he knew lb
ind permitted it without word of warning to me or to.
the church.be has committed a crime aguinsltniid
;hurch and against morality, and If it was not, and
ho allegation la a lie?and it Is a lie, and
>cforo Cod I pronounce It?then he wits
ruilty of, . I will col say a more heinous*
Srlmi, hoi another equally foul, both of thorn black,
ind both of them Irom the pit; for I pronounce thai
kllegatlons absolutely false tbal have been made,
further, let me any that when Mr. Bowcn bring de-<
mantled by his brethren to state all the facts and what,
aas the evidence In his possession, pleads that h?
I* put upon trial, and that he has not hud lime?but he
bad time to write the letlor and charge mc before ill*
public of this Continent?ho had time to charg*
me with being a criminal that three epithets hardly
bolt and compass?and having hid time to set mc up a
monster and publish It In the newspapers and is aiacd,
"What is your evidencet" he has not had tune
11-IU [IH-r I 1 'UJLIIV ll<?l IMML .?/ 11..U nvu ..
before he published It 1 bavs null another word I a
fay, ainl that la as to I be tribunal wbicb he propose*
to favor It?three folks?a tripartite tribunal, on i borondiUon
that bo might hole in their presence the names ol
those parbca a^d that their words mar no( come out
in the adjudication of this matter. Bbl nfi HEdVecjT
shall rest on this matter. {Applause.) If you llar<
any disposition in that regard I oars not I don't sa/
that J won't, in certain respects, go before sucn a coins
Riiiiee, but this 1 say, there shall not be a secret II
this matter Is not explored to the bottom it shall b*
beeausiTiriy will Is set aside, and I don't propose that h?
shall hide himself, nor will I permit anything to b*
bidden abont me by having It rolcrrod to three gentleJ
men, with the understanding tbnt they shall keep
secret the process before them, snd only let out what
they think. What they think won't satisfy you; what
they think won't satisfy me; and since the ma,tor hag
been published In the newspapers and his natno is at.
tached to It he has got to face these lacts and
he has got to produce his evident*. (Applause.) And
m for myself, 1 have only this vo say, 1 pronounce all
the Insinuations and allegations that he has madn
false, and with the Almighty God before me, and lbs
Judgment bay, 1 arraign him as a slauderer and a liar.,
(Loud and prolonged cheers.)
The resolutions, with a slight modification, were lhr.fi
passed unanimously snd the meeting adjourned. ,
The Kxamlntn?Committeo mot immediately after
adjournment of the church assembly. They vole
send Mr. lloWcn s notice to appear boforo them at
residence of Assistant Pastor Halllday, on the eveu
of Wednesday, the S3d Inst., and thereafter the (
days' notice asked for, to tell them all he may kn
derogatory to the fame of Henry Ward BsScher as
Christian minister. This will be the last opportunu
given Mr. tlowen lo clear himself from tbo unputat!
of betas himself the author of the tasmuaiioujs
Teste Jay afternoon the SUto Senate Com rait tee on
Conte?tod Seat* beard evidence In tbe caso of Colonel
Cavanagh. tbe contestant of Uie seat of John C. Jacobs,
In the Supreme Court, Brooklyn. Political fvieb?n of
both gentlemen were present In large numbers.
Colonel Cavsnagb's connsei, Colonel Johnson, opened
the case tor the complainant The returns In each
contented district were read by tbo clerk of tbe Board
of Klectlona. Jacobs hsd 282 and Jafties Cavanagh 180
in the Ninth ward and Third district; Cavanagh had
1 and Amos Cavanagh 2, which were allowed toCelonel
Cavanagh The committee are slllf'engageil in making
a thorough examination of lAo lista of the various
el wet ion districts.
The Commissioners of Publie Psrks bsve given permission
to tbe Elevstsd Hsllrosd Company to extend
their line along the Battery Park, In order to connect
tneaa with the ferries and tbe proposed Front street
Una This privilege is liable U> do iorniwvi, nowever,
on six months' notice, should the Commissioners see nt.
Msnjr other conditions of minor importance are aflliod
to the permission, such as a prohibition for tbein to
allow their posts, rails soil stations to be used for advertising
purposes, Ac. The Hoard have directed the
Corporation Counsel to make out the license lor such

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