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bar* surveyed it 1b former years equal to any in the
Rooky Mountain chain. It will, perhaps, consume a
week. A description e( life abovo those frowning clifls
of basalt which murk to the distant eye the upper limit
of the summer thaw and contrast so sombrely with the
Ineffable brightness of tho everlasting snows, will lorin
the bnrden or my next letter.
tsoct risiuxa.
Every one in camp has essayed Izaalc Walton's
pastime on the banks of the creek and somo royal
strings of tront have graced the mess skewers, but In
twenty-lour hours after camp Is pitched the delicato
den;rem of the pure current (row exceedingly iby and
can be allured to bait ouly a alio or two distant
Irora its noise in the mountains, whither a
Journey ta full of danger and tolls. The few Snshones
who hare remained with us say that Sioux spies aro
watching every movement of ours from the high mesas
on the cretaceous ridgrs and would delight in nothing
more than a few straggling and Indiscreet victims to
sacrifice to their hatrod. It has been confidently cx
peeled that they would attempt to stoat horses and
mules from the command but they have thus far made
no appearance near the camp It is therefore surmised
that General Terry's troops are engaging the
attention of the rnaiu baud in the North or elso that
their looses In the recent fight were so severe that they
are indisposed to risk more encounters bolore the
actual necessity arrives.
ibboh's march along tub bio horn
bites?custer's battle held atcd reno'b
bb8ct7e?nobriblk bcekbs llfd ghastly
bblic8 ob the slain.
CrsTRR'8 Battlb Film*, )
Littli Bio Horn Rivkr, Juno JO, 1876. f
x bod a you an extract iroia uiy uaiiy juuriiai, nuicn j
will prove interesting, because it embraces a description
of the scene of tho disaster to Custer's command
and the desperate defence of Reno against tbe swarming
savages wbo surrounded bim at tbe time of eur
arrival on tbo ground
euTCRDAT, Jnno 24, 1870.?Pulled out of camp one
mile below Fort Pease and marched four milos up tbo
river, where we found the steamer Far West lying
abreast ot the Second cavalry camp and just below the
tncutb of tho Big Horn. The Second cavalry had gone
Into camp at this point last night and were
waiting to be set across the river for an advanco up the
Big Horn River to the Little Big Horn, where wcare to
orm a Junction with Custer lor an attack on Sitting
Ball) who Is reported to have at least 300 lodges and
about 1,000 warriors.
Very soon after our arrival tho Fur West moved us
across the river, each company of infantry with four
pack mules and the cavalry companies six mules each:
no wagons. Mnrched four miles up tho Big Horn and
camned on Fulloeh's Fork, under a perpendicular wall
of rock ; Indian scouts camo in and reported buffaloes
running with arrows sticking into them and an abuntancn
ot fresh pony tracks.
Sunday, Juno ?Palled ont of camp at twenty mln ltes
past flvo o'clock A. M. and marched up Knlloch's
Pork, two miles thence across Iho mountains to the
Dig Horn?a 'terribly still, hot and sultry day. The
men suffered terribly from thirst; not a drop of water
was to bo had for eighteen miles; many of iho men
suffering prom thirst.
I gave all the water 1 bad in my canteen to the men
of my company, thinking that wo would reach water
looncr. The last I had in my canteen I was Just about
to drink, when one of the men camo up and asked if I
could giro him a drink, and as they had all had a very
hard march I gavo It to him, and bofore wo came to
water my throat was cracking.'
When we reached water we made a bait of about an
Hour and then moved up the river two miles. The
eavalry had already gono ahead, and wo found them
Just pulling out again, information having been received
that a large village had been discovered, fifteen
miles up the river. The Infantry, being oxhansted, had
orders to go into camp and follow at foar o'clock the
next morning. It was raining quite hard and the camp
was not a pleasant one.
Monday, June 2ft? Polled out at twenty minutes
past four A. M., the pack ropes being so wet as to
cause considerable delay, and they delayed us sttU
further on tne road; as the ropes dried they would
slip and down would go ths pack under the mule's
belly. Overtook the cavalry twelvo miles trom the
lastoamp; they had wandered about the night before,
losing themselves, and were Anally compelled to go
Into camp, ,
The Crow scouts had come in thoroughly demoralised
end we found the cavalry very much excited over
the Intelligence the scouts brought. They reported
that Custer had attacked the village and had bjen
nnihilated; one part of his regiment bad attacked the
upper and Caster himself tbo lower part of the village.
They (the scouts) declare that tbey never saw so many
people together before.
They left Custer completely surrounded by Sioux, as
(hick as tbey could stand, while the party at the upper
part of the Tillage had been driven Into a point o( timber,
completely surrounded, and tho timber set on lire.
That the smoke we could see some twenty miles away
was that of the burning timber.
They reported throe of their number killed and three
missing, and were so thoroughly panic stricken that
they have deserted us in a body, taking the interpreter
(Bravo) with them.
o.v TO THX Rsscr K.
The Little Big Horn was in plain sight, snd though
many ot tho men were still suffering from the effects of
yesterday's march, when they heard that thero was
every probability that we would bo into a fight before
nigut they marched oir at such a swinging eait as to
keep ihc horses In a fast walk.
t'pon reaching the Little Big Horn tho infantry were
obliged to strip and wsdn in order to cross. iVe mads |
coffee here. It was at this point that Custer had
agreed to meet Terry and tlibbon, and, ns they diS not
believe tho story of tho scouts, tlicy were at u loss to
account for the non appearance of either himself or a
messenger. None of us can believe that he has been
whipped by tho Indians.
Resumed the march at tour 1*. M., and made ten miles
by sundown; went Into camp on the open prairie, and
just as we bad unsaddled and established camp a large
parly of Indians made their appearance on tho bluffs
* on our right A company of tho Second cavalry was
sent up, and the Indians moved slowly off.
1 have just learned that Taylor and Bostwick (white
scouts) had each keen offered $-'00 to carry a message
to Custer. They started about lour hoars ago. and have
|ust returned with the Information that a very largo
bocy of Indians aro moving serosa tho l.lttlo Iiig Horn
valley from the direction ot Fulloch'a Fork toward
tho Big Horn, and now the supposition is that these
fellows were lying in wait for us in the pass.between
^ Fnlloch's Fork and tho l.lttlo Iiig Horn, and as they
conld not catch ns in m-it trap have concluded to scatter.
Taylor says ho saw what ho took to be a body o!
cavalry, and when they discovered him fifteen men
wero selected and sent out to meet him. Upon nearlng
him one of them concealed himself In a ravine and fired
at him; he thinks the bullet went under nts horse. He
returned the Ore and thon Jumped on bit horse and escaped,
We lis down hill of anxiety lor Custer; many think
he has been defestod, but will not scknowlcdge it oven
to themselves. I hope that to morrow will answer all
onr queries I forget t? mention that since we have
croseod tho river Lieutenant Bradly, Seventh infantry*
who baa charge of the mounted detachment of infantry
baa aent In Ovo Indian ponica, which surely indicates
that there la something wrong.
TtntsnAT, Juno 27.?ISrnlco camp at twenty minutes
past seven A. M. and started for the sinoko aeen yesterday.
Quite a number of ponies worn picked up.
Upon reachingxhe top of a bluT about two miles from
Mt night's camp wo could plainly sec two skin lodges
tnd a number of horses In tha bottom timber. Caplain
Ball, of the Second cavalry, who had gone ahead,
was seen about three miles distant charging on a run,
but we could not tail at what.
I hive bad some little experience in Indian matters,
tut I could not understand the state of things that appeared
to exist here. Nearing the two lodges we lound
tho ground strewn with Indian camp cqutpago, piles ol
odge poles tie J together ready tor trailing, bnifalo
robes, cavalry saddles, cooking utensils, coflce mills,
China dishes, new spades, axes, guns, pistols, horn
ipoons, woodan soup bowls, all lying scattered about
In the utmost confusion, and a p/leat many Indian dogs
that fled like wolves at our approach.
tub indian camp.
Arriving at tha lodges wo found a number of flna Indian
ponies lying in a circle around them shot dead,
and In one of the lodges were three dead warriors and
live In the other one, all laid out In state, wrapped In
beaulimlly dressed roboe, headdress, leggings and embroidered
kki.ics on costsk's mss.
Moving on I picked up a pair of pants that had ovl
Jenny belonged to a cavalry officer; another picked up
a buckskin coat, with 'Porter, Second cavalry,"
marked In the lining. A bullet bole through the right
brea.ii, passing oat under the right shoulder. It wae
very much blood-stained. Now wo began to llnd cavalry
raddles and to realize that there must be truth in the
report oT tbo Crow scouts, and that Custer's force had
been severely punished.
JIVIL K (7 no its COSritSID.
Just then, like a thunderbolt, came a report from
Lieutenant Ilradly, who was on the hills on the opponito
side of the river, that he had discovered the dead
bodies of 1W> white men, and the question arose on sll
sides, "Where ^ Custer? Where i? Caster?"
All were extremely anxious and on the
qui vive of expectation. Our cavalry was about
lour miles ahead and In plain sight. Suddenly we saw
them dash Into the timber out of sight and almost
simultaneously we saw a body of horsemen appesr on
the high bluffs on our left, and about opposite the
In a few minutes Lieutenant Jaoobs, Seventh mfantry,
who was with tho advance guard, came with
tbo intelligence that the men on the hills to the left
were Major Iteno and about BOO men. He knew nothing
of Custer; did not know that ho had had a light. Ho
(Kcno) had charged tho upper part of the village with
three companies of cavalry; had been repulsed and,
fortunately, Captain Uontecn, who had been lelt In
charge of the pack train as guard, with four companies, |
reached tho bills, near tho scene of the repulse, In lime
lo cover uis reiroai. or idcbo mree companies wuuiu
buve born blotted out ot existence botore they could
bare roachcd a place of comparative safety. In this
retreat Lieutenants Mcintosh and Hutchinson fell.
Major Reno, reaching the hill top, Joined with the
other four companios, and here tbey bad a most deeperate
light, the Sioux charging to within twenty
yards of them. The savages had flnlshcd Caster's
oommand by this time and they tnrnod their whole at*
tentlon to Kena
His position was about 400 yards from water and surroundod
by thousands of the beat horsemen in tho
world. It was almost certain death to attempt to
roach the rlvor.
But water they must have, and so while one party
charged tho Sioux, another made a break for a doop
ravine that led to the water's edge Those going for
water were completely hidden until they arrivod
within twenty feet of tho river. Catching up a camp
kettlo they would make a rush for the water, (lip it full
and dash back again, but many a poor fellow was
snulTed out at this point.
But for our timely and most lortunate arrival not a
soldier of these seven companies would have escaped,
as they were completely surrounded by thousands of
Indians, who were picking our poor fellows off one by
Going over Custer's battle ground, fonr miles below
tbts point, we found the bodies of the following
officers:?General Custer, Captains Keogh, Custer and
Gates; First Lieutenants Cook, Calhoun, Porter, Smith;
Second Lieutenants Sturgls, Harrington (Crittenden,
Thirteenth infantry), Riley; Assistant Surgeons Dr.
Wolff and Dr. Lowe.
Another brother of General Custor, s civilian, was
also killed; a nephew, a young man, named Rood.
Lieutenant Calhoun was General Custer's brother-inlaw,
and by this disaster Mrs. Calhoun loses a husband,
three brothers and a nephew.
The officers above named, togotber with the two
modical officers, msdo s total loss of officers numbering
sixteen, leaving with the rcgimont hero Major
Kcno, G. I). Wallace, First Lieutenant and Adjutant;
W. S. Edgerly, First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster;
Captains F. H. Benteen, T. B. Weir. T. H.
French, W. itylan, F. M. McDougal; First Lieutenants
H. J. Nolan (Staff Department), Charles de Rudio,
F. M. Gibson, Ed. S. Godfroy, L. R. Have, C. A Varnum,
A. A. Swig, Portsr, United States Army.
A survev of the Caster battle field is horribls In tha
extreme. All but Custer Uimsclf arc brutally mutilated.
Ho is stripped only. Captain Koogh bad led
around his nock an Agnus Del, suspended by a gold
cbain, and bad not, evidently, been mutilated tnrtber
alter the discovery of this.
It is sickening to look at the bodtos stripped. Hero
a hand gone, hero a foot or a bead, ghastly gashes cut
in all parts of the body, eyes gouged out, noRes and
ears cut off and skulls crushed in.
tine socs at a distance a dead horse lying on the plain
or near the river, and upon a near approach tho gleaming
white skin oi a naked cavnlry soldier, tho body cut
and mangled beyoDd description, is brought, into viow.
a acocr's rtort or riir MvaatrKK.
A Crow scout (Curly) who stayed until bo saw that the
last man must bo killed, saw a .Sioux jump oft bis
horse to finish a wounded officer, and, taking tbe j
Sioux blanket and horse, efTected his escape. Krom |
his description ot ttiu massacre Lieutenant Cook was i
the last man left, and bo says tbat tbe white men killed '
.if Ihn SIi.iit mora than their nurn number Thar., ta .
every evidence ol a desperate flight, but Custer was
outnumbered liftcrn to one. The fl^nt could not bavo
lasted over two or three lioura. Tuo Indian says that
Cuater'a colnuin mo\ed lorward to cross the lord Into
the village, and, being mot by a largo 'orcc ol Indians,
dismounted and gave them a volley. By this time another
{orco came in their reur, "completely hemming
them In. Ho (Custer) then retreated by the right Hank
to tlio top or a hill, whore tho desperate lighting took
bf.oui.ab monthly meeting of the brooklyn
ya<5ht club.
Tho regular monthly meeting of this clnb was held at
Its rooms, Court and Montague streets, Brooklyn, last
evening, President 1*. W. Oatrander in tho chair. Tlio
Board of Trustees submitted Its quarterly report, which
was rend and adopted. It contained nothing of public
interest. The Kegalta Commute* mado ita tlnal report
regarding tho distribution of prizes in tho fourth class
yachts participating in the June races. The Susie S. Is
awarded the flrst prize, aud the William T. Lee tho second,
the protest made against the lattor having been
It was reported by Commodore Dlckerson that It was
highly Improbable that the Boston Yacht Club would
Join the Brooklyn Club la Its annual cruise. A letter,
however, was directed to bcfarrltten by the secretary!
communicating to the Boston yachtsmen that tho
Brooklyn fleet would bo glad to meet tbom during
their coming cruise to tho eastward. On motion of
Comtnodoro Dtekerenn the owner nf ten v.irht fnnn.
tens of Dttnerin, noon expected In this harbor, wag invited
to Join the Heel In its crnise. The following
yachts will certainly tako part In the annual
Hail to the eastward:?Madeleine, Clio, I.iizio I,.,
Ninntic, Favorite, White Wing, Comet, Dreadnaught,
Syren, Mystic, Kate, I.cthea, I'layiul, Selene, Sea
Witch, and Undine; the Katelle, Vision, flypsie, Arrow,
Gracie, Pirate end Tempest may also be among the
number, but their owners bavo not yet tally decided on
the matter. Cotnmodoro Dickcrron stated that the
proprietor of the Manhansett House, Shelter Island,
had invited the elub to that place, and that the aunt of
had already beeii subseritied ti. purchase prises lor
n race to tie sailed at that point. Other races may occur
during ilie cruise.
Messrs. Johnson, Osborne nnd Huntley were appointed
a committee to represent to the Secretary of
the Treasury ihe injustice of the customs regulation*
regarding ynchis under twenty tona. It was deemed
by tiie members owning viicht.s under the ionnuge
named to be a little unjust that tney should be made to
paint their hailing ports In fall ou the stern ol their
boats, and required to pnv hospital and other dues, l
while the larger yachts have no troubles of this
The following circular letter was distributed among
the members:?
Dsak Sin?The annual cruise of the Brooklyn Taeht CInb
will t ike ii.are on Thunder. 2"*li Inat
The Itrri will remWeeone at dim Cave, on the arrlenl of
the eteemer Seewenhake, which leaves Peek (Hp. New York,
*1 lour o'clock F. M.
A meettnc ?f the captain* will be held on board the fl*?
ehtp Madeleine mi the ?*mo rrcnluj;.
Al! yacht owner* Intending to join In thin rnil?e ere renneeteil
to notify the secretory pmmptlr, in nrdor thet detells
of the crime mey be lulls errmiited Your* truly.
WILLIAM T. LKE. riecr lery.
r Yecht Mnry Wood, edioonor (no club), Mr. Wood,
from Now York, parsed Whltootono jreaterdajr afternoon,
tn nut* to Newport.
Second Day of the Second Summer
Meeting at Monmouth Park.
Fine "Weather, a Good Track and
Excellent Running.
Romney, .Fiddlesticks, Waco and Bullet
the Winners. I
Tho racing yesterday at Monmouth Tark was capital,
every event being run in a splendid manner and in
excellent lime. The attendance was nol as large as on
other days of tho mcoting, but thoso who were at the
track and witnessed tho sport left fully satisfied with
all they had seen. Four races took place, the first a
dash of three-quarters of a mile, between seven very
equally matcned horses, and they roado a capital raco.
The favorite was beaten, and this gave appetite to tho
speculators for the races that were to follow. Tho sco- j
oud raco was ono that has for six years been considered }
an Important one, it being the Oeean Hotel Stakes for
three year-old colts and fillloa When first run, and
the following year, tho raco was mile heats, but was
afterward changed to a mile and throe quarter dash.
Tho first year, 1870, tho raco was won
by General Kuford's Knqutrer, after Lynchburg
had run Into the fence and disabled
himself, he having taken the first heat In gallant 1
style, Maggie it. B. being second at tho finish. Tho ,
socond year, 1871, Salina won the. stakes, Saucebox I
being second. In 187:2, the race having been changed I !
to mile and three-quarters. Mate, carrying 110 lba,
won the (take in 3:li, Extract second, uud lu 18T3
Lizzie Lucas, carrying 107 lbs., beat tho groat Tom '
Bowling In 3:12>?. The weights for the race agn'n ,
underwent a change, and It was decided that colts <
should carry 05 lbs. and fillies 92 lbs. until 1878. In J
1874 Aaron Pennington won the raco In 3:10, beating ,
Brigand aud two others, and last year Ozark won the i
race, carrying97 lbs., boating Aristldes in3:10J{. Kid- |
dlesticks could hnvo reduced tho time made by him yesterday
many seconds had It been necessary, but his
trainer gave his Jockey orders to make a waiting race
of it, and when the tlag tell the lad pulled the colt to a
stand still while the other ono went away at the top of
his sliced. In a quarter of a mile Fiddlesticks was
beaten fifty yards; but this he mado up tho next linlf
mile, showing a most wondorful turn of speed. It will
not bo too much to say that Fiddlesticks is at present
tho fastest horse of his ago In America at tho distance
be ran on this occasion. Tho third and fourth races 1
were closely contested and gave great satisfaction, as
will bo seen by tho dotails below.
was for a purse of $300, for all ngos; entrance money j
to second and third borsos; tho distanco three-quarters
of a mile. For this event there wero seven starters,
comprising J. K. Glbney's chestnut fllly Lore ]
Chase, by Leamington, dam Honrletta Welch, 3 years
old, 103 lbs. ; J. F. Bovins' cbostnut fllly Hnttie F., by 1
Loamlngion, dam Bonnie Boon, 3 years old, 102 lbs.; j
T. B. & W. K. Davis' chestnut colt Homnoy, by Curies, j
dam Poll, 3 yoars old, 107 lbs. ; J. H. Kaccy's bay colt 1
Leamington 2d, by Leamington, dam Susnu Bean, ,
3 years old, 107 lbs.; I*. LoriHard's black <
Ally Faithless, by Leamiugton, dam Foitclty,
3 years old, 103 lbs.; M. Mclnory's chestnut
gelding Durango, by Jock Maloue. dam Fannie
narrow, 3 years old, 104 lbs., and G. B. Morris' chestnut
colt Osseo, by F.cltpso, dam Oliata. Faithless was '
a great favorite, but was beaten badly. This (Illy has
been in poor form the wholo of the season, or since she
was given a trial before Mr. Lorillard sent his borsos to
Louisville. The filly was not sent, as after her trial she
went amiss, and sho is not right yet.
tub nxiTixo.
Faithless #200 275 250 400
Leamington 2d AO 100 100 200
Komney 45 75 56 140 '
Durango 30 76 75 80 I
Ossco 25 35 45 A5 j
Hall lo F 20 45 45 70
Love Choso 12 35 10 16
Leamington 2d was first away, FaltUoss second,
Hattio F. third, Durango fourth, Ossoo fifth, Romney
sixth, I-ovo Chase seventh. Going down the backstretch
Leamington 2d showod the way, Faithless
second. Hattio F. third, the trio lapped on each other,
two lengths ahead of Osseo, Durango firth, Komney
sixth. Love Chase seventh. At the half-mile pole
Leamington 2d led ono length, Kaitbleis second, lint tie ' ,
F. still tliml, Dursnco fourth, ltomney flitli, fiasco I
sixth, I.ovc Chase bringing up the rear. Leamington I .
still kapt the lead around the lower turn by a length, j
Faithless second, Hattie F, third, but tho two latter, as 1
soon as they got into the homslrelcb, quit, a hall mile {
being <|Uito enough for them. Getting into the home- !
stretch thero wore many changes, and as tlio horses I
passed tho furlong pole Hughes came with a rush with i .
Romney, and at every jump hedrow closer to Leamington
IM, until ho heat him at the score by a neck, Leamington
2d ooo length in lront of Daraugo, Love Chute
fourth. Osseo filth, Faithless sixth, Hattie F. seventh.
Time of the mile and three qnarlers, 1 :\K
was th e Ocean Hotel Stakes, vaiuo $1,000, added to a
sweepstakes of $?0 each, play or pay; lor colts and fillies,
loals of 1873 to carry 95 lbs.; fillies and goMingx
allowed d m?. ; mo secouu to receive fisou and trie tlnra |
horse $100 out o( the 8ta.es. One nolle and three
quarters. Thero wero thirty Ave nomination* for this i
event, only two of which camo to the post. rheso .
were Thomas W. Doswcll's chestnut colt Rappahnn- '
nock, by King l.ear, dam Fannlo Washington, and A.
Belmont's brown colt Fiddlestick, by Lexington, dnm !
Flllagroe. Fiddlestick was the fnvorito at Ave to ouo |
In many of tbo pools. Ho won very easily, giving j
Rappahannock a lead of fifty yardsonthoflrstqu.tr- | .
ted, an<l then, making the gap up, was m front at the I
end ot the llrst mile. Fiddlestick then galloped along- ]
aide of Rappahannock until noar tho end, when bo ' |
Jumped away and won easily.
tdk bktt1xo.
Fiddlestick $500 050 500 500
Rappahannock 100 1 .to i:ju do '
thk kacb.
When the flag fell Fiddlesticks' Jockey lieaitaicd >
about starting, and when he began moiling Rnppahan- '
nock was half a dozen lengths ahead of his colt, j
which Rappahannock increased to forty yards In a i
few moments. Rappahannock was fllty yards away at 1
the half milo pole, with Hughes tending iiltu along as
last as ho could go. Tho colt wm forced around tbo
lower turn and up the homestretch; hut when Fiddlesticks
began to run in earnest ho closed up the daylight
very rapidly, and when Rappahannock passed the I
stand at the end of threo-qunrters of n mile be bad not , I
more than half a dozen lengths tho host of it. Loing !
arouud tho upper turn, iu trout of ttie club house,
FiiMlobticka overtook Knppahannock, and tbcn the
latter seemed Inclined to quit, and Hugh'-* had to use '
moeh persuasion to keep htm np with the aon ot I.ex. '
Ington. The latter then had nothing to do bat gallop i
leisurely around the nest mile and he won as he liked, '
niakmj the distance In capital rtylc. The time was t
given on 3:13V. hut was two seconds faster. The first
three.quarters ot a mile was run In 1:17V. The sinks
amounted to $2,750.
rasvioi's win sirs or tub oris** noTSt. stairs.
H'ttpA/, atariYear.
Winner. lAn. Subt. en. 'time. _
1870? Knquircr lot) 27 It 1:47 1:4t? 1:61\
1971?.-aline W 27 1 1:47 1:4(1 V r
1872?Mat e 110 28 5 3:15 n
1873?l.ltxiO I.ueas... 92 38 4 9:12)4 ,
1874?A. rcnniugtou. 05 .">7 4 .3:10
1875?Ozar k 05 83 4 3:10?4 *
1870?Fiddlesticks... 05 35 3 3:13 V
thk Titian racs t
was for a purse of $375?an extra race, in place of the ?
two-mile heat race, which did not till?one mile and an H
clRhih. lot all nges, lor homes that had not won at tt
either meeting; i'iuo to the Orel, |Su to the accond and
filS to the third horae. Kir* llorace came to the |>oat. I
'I'heae were Jo Donnhue'a chralnul geldm* Waco, lijr I *
Karraguuaetl, dam Jullotta, 3 yeara old, in) Ilia.; J. H. '
(llbuoy'a cheat mil colt Coupon, by l.lglilnlng. d*tp Income,
3 year* old, 102 lbs. ; T. ii. Ac \\. It. I)*vi*' cheat i
nut con Kenny, by Curlea, dam by Ked Kye. k ycara j i
old, 10J Ilia.; M. Jordan'* cbeatnnt colt (Jalb, by
J'lanot, dam May flower, 3 yeura old. ltlii I ha., aJfcl II.
Mclnerny'a clicainui gcldiDK l)urnngo, by Jack MuVnc, I
daui Fanny llariow, 3 ycara old, (Hi lb*. Durango Via j
a great (avorilo whan tlic belting began, bat KeAiy i ,
eoou went up, and at tha flnlab the latter hrnaAii
early aa much M Durmaga, Tha wtaaer o! the racV |
CLY ]3, 1876.?WITH SIT
7aeo, sold as third choice (or small figures In many of
lie pools.
>arango $60 60 135 100 126
Vaco 20 27 48 53 05
Cenny 12 43 HO 106 120
oupoa 11 26 36 40 46
iath 12 25 37 31 45
vuujh?u was nr?i away, liiirangu pccuiiu, ? v-?? ?""??
fenny fourth, Gath fifth. When tlin horses came to |
be stand Keuny was leading n length, Guilt second, I
Coupon third, Durango loarth, Waco llfth. Tnen
lurango mado play lor Kenny and the two set In at
heir best pace. Kenny was lirsl at the quarter
><>lo by hall a length, Duraiigo second, lour
englhs in advonro ol Coupou, (lath lourtb, Waco
lllh, the rider ol the lutte* making a wait and win
illuir of it. Kenny uud Uuruugo lought tno battle all
ho way down tho backstrctch, aud as they passed Iho
mll-nillo pole llurango had half a leugth tho host ol 11, fenny
eight lengths ahead of Coupou, Waco fourth,
Jath far behind. Durar.go and Kenny still (ought, and
\ero killiugthemselves at every jump. T^cy began to
iLorten their strides ou the lower turn and the others
o close up. At tno threo-quarter pole Kenny led a
lead, Durango second, hall a length In udvanco of
Vuco, Coupon fourth. Gath far away. Waco then
Kissed the previous leaders, who were pretty well
ilayud out, particularly Durango, and coming on at a
itrong pace, won lite ract by two lengths, Kenny
tucond, six lengths in front of Coupon, the latter eight
ongthii In advance ot Duraugo Gath a bad fifth. Time,
vaa a handicap hurdle race lor a purse ol $500, over
light hurdles; $400 to the tlrst, $75 to the second and
|'J5 to tho third horso; the dlstauco two nules. There
sere six entries lor this event, comprising M. Jurdny's
in,v e/tl> Hill l,? o.I,.. Cnulna.r 1
rears olu, carrying las lbs. ; iieorge SutlilTo's chestnut
telding Mullet, by Bulletin, dam by Wagner, aged, lad
bs. ; b. J. Daunulytie's bay geluing Klmwood, by Baya'ood,
dam l.a:k, 4 years old, 108 lbs.; Jo bounliue's
>ay borso Stauiord, by Hay Dick, dam by Scythian,
iged, 162 lbs,, and the sauio ceni|t-man?s chcstuul colt
IV easel, by Xarragaiisett, dnm Maidstone, 4 yonrs old,
iaa lbs., and A. 1*. Green's cbostnut gelding Milton, by
flaunt, dam Mildred, aged, 13.1 lbs. Bullet was a great
rnvorlte, srlllug lor inure money than all tbo others
jombined. He won tbc race niter a gallant lluish with
Donahue's two, Siauiord and Weasel, who were second
tnd third.
Bullet 250 200 2DO 200
Donahue.... 110 1U4 IIS 80
Kiold 65 51 5d 56
The horses bad a good siart, Weasel loading, Stanford
second, Milton third. Bullet Inurth. Klmwood fifth Bill
Munday sixth. The horses run rapidly to tho nrst hurdle,
and tho pretty sight ol five taking the brush together
ensued, Bill Munday being n lew lengths
behind. Banning around the upper turn the
horses separated. Bullet taking the loud, and
when they jumped tho second hurdle, wbioh
was stationed near the quarter pole. Bullet was first
over. Stanlord second, Weasel third, Milton lourtb,
Klmwood fltth, Bill Munday sixth. Bullot and Stanford
raced head am^icad down tho backsiretch, and when
tlioy came to tho third hurdle, uear the hall-mile pole,
Stanford was leading ball a length. Bullet second, Milton
third, Klmwood lourth, Mill Munday filth. Weasel
ixtn, the lattor coming almost to a standstill. The
horses raced around tho lower turn, and, when they
ramo to the hurdle uear tho Toot ot the quartcrstretcb,
Stanford blill had the best of It, Milton second, Bullet
third, Weasel lourth, Hiil Munday tilth, Elmwood sixth,
the latter beginning to show temper, linllet raced up
the quartcrstrotch, and, as the horses pussod the
stand. Bullet had his head In front of Stanford, who
was a head ill advance of Milton, Bill Monday teurth,
Weasel flub, Klin wo d sixth, still lighting Ins rider.
Bullet was first over the tilth hurdle, Staulord second,
M ilton third, Weasel fourth, Hill Munday fifth. Kltnwood
sixth, and then the latter stopped and would not
go again until thootbors wore a quarter ol a mlio
away. At the sixth hurdle (at tho quarter pole) Bullet
was halt a length ahoud ot Stanford, Milton rloso up,
Weasel lourth, Bill Monday filth: Tlio rate was close
between Bullet and Stanford down tho bncksirctcb,
and as they ran ovor the hurdlo at tho hull-nitle polo,
which had beon knocked down on tho first round,
Bullet was leading by a head, Stanford second, a boad
in advunre ol Milton, Weasel fourth, a low lengths hebind.
Bill Munday fifth, Elmwood aquartar of a mile
sway. Tho struggle was a close one between
Bullet and Stanford around tho lower turn,
Milton having had enough and showing signals
of distress. When tho leaders reached tho
last hurdlo, stationed at tho loot of the homestretch.
Bullet and Stanford jumped it at the same moment and
landed together. Ono or both struck tho Irnine holding
up the brush and the hurdle fell, giving their followers
a Hat run home. Bullet and Btanlord had a
came struggle to tho score, Bullet winning by a length,
Stanford second, a length ahead ot Weasel, who had
come np gamely at the finish. Ten lengths further off
... II Ulll XI Inn l?n>lk> fit,,.
wood n ounrtor ot a mil# behind. Time 4:00*4.
The following are
Pcrsk $300, for all nges, entrance moner to second
and third horses. Three quarters ot a mi In.
T. It. Hi W. It. Davis' oh. c. ltomnoy, by Curies, dam
Poll, 3 yoars old, 107 Ids (Hughes) 1
J. H. Itacey's b. c. Leamington Second, by Leamington,
dam Susan Dean, 3 years old, 107 lbs.
(Lakeland) 2
J. K. Devins' ch. f. Hallio F., by Learoiuglon, dam
Honmo I>oon, 3 years old, 102 lbs (Swim) 3
J. R. (ilbney'sch. I. l.ovo Chase, by Leamington,
dam Henrietta Welch, 3 years old, 102 lbs.
(Wluteloy) 4
G. B. Morris' oh. c. Ossoo, by Eclipse, dam Oliatn,
3 year* old, 107 lbs. (Rudolph) 6
P. I.orillard's blk. f. Faithless, by I^eamington. dam
Felicity, a yours old, lug lbs (sparilug) 6
M. MclDrrny'a cli. g. Durungo, by J?ck Malonc,
dam taiiute Barrow, 3 ytara old, 104 Iba.
(Reynolds) 7
Time, 1:18.
Ornv Hotkl Stakks. value #1,000. added to a sweepstakes
of $50 each, play or pay, lor colta and miles;
loala of 187:1 to carry US lbs.; Allies and geldings allowed
a lba ; tho second to receive $200 and the third
horso $100 out ol the stakes. Una and three-quarter
nit lea
Thomas W. Doswell's cli. c. Rappahannock, by King
Lear, datn Fanny Washington, 98 lbs. ...(Hughes| 1
K Belmont's br. c. Fiddlesticks, by Islington, dam |
Fllllgree, 05 lbs (Brown) 2 '
Time, 3:13V
THK Titian RACE.
Truss $275, one mile and an eighth, for all ages, for
horses that have not won at either mealing; $200 to
the iirst, $50 to the serodd and $25 to the tbird horse.
I. Donahue's eh. g. Waco, by Narragansett, dam
Julii'lia, 3 years old, 99 lbs (Cnrtis) 1
T. H. .k W. R. Davie' ch. c. Kenny, by Curies, dam
by Red Kye, 3 years old, 102 Iba (Hughes) 2
1. R. Cibuey'g en. c. Coupon, by Lightning, dam
Incomo, 3 years old, 102 Iba (Whitley) 3
M. Mclnernv's eh. g. Durango, by Jack Malone, dam
Fanny Barrow. 3 ye.irs old, 99 lbs (Reynolds) 4
M. Jordan * ch. c. Bath, by Planet, dam Bay Flower,
3 years old, 102 lbs. (Swim) 5
Time, 2:04.
Tits rol'KTH RACK.
HAKnicAr Hcrols Rack, purso $500, over eight
luir.iiM- (inA ia ihn flrKi l?.ri to tho fter.nnd and *'2.? in
ibo tbiril burse. Two miles.
Uenrge Sutliffc's ob. g. Bullet, by Bulletin, dim by
Warner, ngod, I5fi lb* 1
Jo. Ilouahuc'a h. b. Stanford, by Bay Dick, dnm
by Scythian, aged, 162 lb* (Meanv) 2
Jo Donabua's cb. c. fVcnsel, by Xarragansctt, dim
Maidaloue, 4 years nl?l, 1<S3 lbs (Nolan) 3
A. 1*. l.roen'e cb. g. Milion, by Pluuol, dam Mildred,
aged, 13i lbs (Slntert) 4
M. Jordan's g. c. Bill Munday, by Rogers, dam by
E ngtneer. 4 years old, BIS lbs (llowninn) 5
1). J. Bannatyiie's b. g. Elmwood, by Raywood, datn
Bark, 4 years old, 138 lbs (Brown) 4
Time, 4.00\,'.
The lollowing are aiuounts paid on the several races
by ibe Paris Mutuels:?
first race?Romney $3,3 00 i
Second race?fiddlesticks 0 76
I'liird race?Waco 30 80 {
fourth race?Builct a 30 j
thk raOk* to-dat.
There will be four race* to day, consisting first of a I
lelllug race, ibe disunce ono mile and a quarter; the
second I ho Thespian Blake* lor two-vear-olda, threeluariers
of a mile; the lbird llie IVest kud Holel Stakes
fur throc-ycar old lllliee, on mile and three-quarters,
ind the fourth raco will be milo boats, best tliiee in
Lose Branch. X. J., July 12, 1874.
lbs centre of attraction bcre tbis evening was the
loolroom at tbo West End Holel, wbere iho following j
iooIs on to-morrow's races ware sold:?
Siiusu Kacb?one and a quarter mllaa. 8bylock,
16; Partnership, 21; Ualway, 36; Kinney, 21; Waco,
16; Paladin, U.
TNkariAN Staksb?Tbree-quartere of a mils. P.
I.orillard, 126; Belmont, 41; Carr & Co., 11; 0. f.orllard,
Wmt End Hotel Stakes?One and tbree-qnartor
mlrs. Belmont, 300; Carter Brown, 47; l,ittell, 41; I
towie, :ih, lAriiiard, 26. |
Mii.k Hcatp, beat three In Are. Woodland. 65;
llton, 34.
The odds. taken and ollered, at the roomn of Ibe
aratogn Racing Aaooclatlon, on the Trarera and Ken*
ler Stakes, to bo run at Saratoga, hare undergone
nine change* since laat report, and yesterday were aa
UAvana stasis?on* a.xd rnanr qcartsr autancji
JCI.T 26.
iddleatlcka Even Rappahannock.... 10 to 1
Irotherto Baaaett 8 to 1 > rvdencktown .. . 10 to 1
larric.ide 0 to 1 I'amccolt 16 to 1
uirtiorM. 0 to 1 Compllmoiit 16 to 1
LBiisltaCoU H to 1 Ilailgaalan IS to 1
iailri<l 10 to 1 Oath 20 to 1
k>11kt<t lo to I Donongh 30 to 1
iiaric 10 to 1 o*?co :to to l
k*xxkr atakka?two vt i.ka?if a AtwtaT 10.
"Iddlaaiick* K???n .-ky light 10 to 1
Iroihcr lo Maiactt. 4 to 1 hyreu coll IS to 1
ilgartno 0 to 1 Itanvllla 16 lo 1
Icriiu * to 1 ( alii 20 to 1
imhuah M In I \ tctorjr colt 20 lo 1
tarouot B to 1 I'amccolt 20 lo 1
llaric lOtol i rah Orchard 30 to 1
tad Coal 10 lo 1 Bryan 30 to 1
'redaricktown.. .. 10 to 1 uimo ?0 to 1
?????? i
Four matches were decided at Fleetwood Park yea- j
terday afternoon. There were five hundred persons
present and quite a livoly speculation
Ml Ilia Maii II of l)>. -..al a?anl?
Smiie of the heal* wore very well contested, and tho
favorites in one or two instances badly beaten. The
llrst wut> for $200, between W. Rockwell's bay mare
Roeo and Jobn Mcfiuyer's bay gi lding Scratch. The
mare was the lavorltu and she proved an easy winner,
distancing her competitor in the second heat.
Tho second race, lor $100,. was between Thomas
Crime's roan gelding Glddeon and \V. Ualllgher'a bay
gelding Blind Boy. The latter was a great favorites
and there was but littlo doubt or hie ability
to capture the money, had hla ' driver
not been too anxioua. Glddeon won tho
tlrat and third heata, and Blind Boy the second, whon
the pools averaged: ?Blind Boy, $20; Glddeon, $13.
Blind Boy went away with the be;' of it In the fourth
heat, and pasting the quarter polo whs one length to
the good, when Itie driver, in bugging the fence too
cloaely, rau into It, and, being upset, was distanced'
Glddeon jogging home in 3-.00.
Tho third event of $30, to wagons, was between
Gerry Walker's bay mnro I.ady Annie and John Splan's
bay gelding Basil Duke. The former was the favorite,
and she won the race after four heats. It was interesting
Asa Whttbou's gray mare Madge end Mr. Davidson's
ornv tvnliiirur I'm-ln Jan wiim nil nti fh? ultAPnann
sport In a race of mile boats, Tor $100. Madge won
flmctwood park, nkw york, jdi.t 12, 1878.?
Match $200; mile beats, three in Uve, in harness.
w. Rockwell's b. m. Rom 1 1 !
John McUuyer's b. g. Scratch 2d is.
tin k. :
Qitarter. Half. Mile.
First heat..., 42 1:23^ 2:62>j
Second hoot. x 39 1:21 2:48>,
Sank Dat.? Match $100; mile heats, three in five, in
harness. 1
Thomas Crane's r. g. Qiddeon 12 11
w. Calllglier's h. g. Blind Boy 2 1 2<l!s
Quarter. Half. Mile.
First heat. 41>e 1:22 ',' 2:4?'i
Second lient 40.!? 1:21!, 2:48
Third neat 411:22 2:40)i
Fourth heat 42 1:25 3:00
Sams Day.?Match $50; mile heats, three in five, to
tiorry Walker'* b. ro. I.aily Annio 2 1 1 1
John Splau's h. g. Basil Duke 12 2 2
Quarter. Half Mile.
First beat 41 1:10 2:30
Second heat 3M 1:151,' 2:37>i
Third heat 30t, 1:16^ 2:39*f
Fourth heat 301:18 2:30
Bank Day.?Match $100; milo hents, in harness.
A*a Whiuou's gr. m. Madgo 1 1
Mr. Davidson's gr. g. Uncle Joe 2 2
Quarter. Half. Mile.
First heat 45 1:23 2:50 |
Second heut 42 1:21 2:MH'
Sams Day?Match $100; mile hents, three in flvo, in
Gerry Walker's b. m. Lady Annie Rec'd ft
John Murphy's cb. g. Dreadnaugbt ' l'aid ft.
The nest races of Interest to Amoricans that will be
run in F.ngland are those or the Goodwood meeting,
which begins on the 25th Inst. Of the events there to
be decided two of them will be taken part In by representatives
of the American horses belonging to Mr. >1.
H. Saniord. The llrst of these is set for the second day
of the meeting, Wednesday, the 26ih, and is tbo Goodwood
Stakes (handicap), the distance heiog two miles
and a bait The weights for the race were published
June 20, and against Mate there were 112 lbs. and Bay
Final, his stable companion, 110 Iba The acceptances
were to bavo beon announced on the 4th mat, yet it is
tnoro than probable ibat too "dark blue" of tho Amortcan
will be i>con In this contest and heroine very dangerous
boiore it Is over. Thero Is considerable bolting
on tlio result, Mate and Bay Final being well up amoug
the favorites, the latest quotations showing that 100 to
8 against them coupled was Ireely offered and taken.
Recent reports from Newmarket confirm the Intelligence
that the Americans are In good shape.
the return match?final competition fob
places on the rifle team?three new
Tho final competition for plnces on tbe team to shoot
tho return match with Ireland was concluded yesterday.
Tboro were three competitions to determlno who
should constitute this team, but the manner of Its determination
was loft In considerable doubt up to tbe
close of the competition. This arose from tbe fact
that several of the successful competitors for plaoes
on the Centenulal international team availed them- j
selves of tbe privilege of standing on tbe scores then
made for places on tbe return match team. It wai ,
finally determined that the comparison of acores i
should be made on tbe two final competitions, and the
result, as Is shown, somewhat altera the personnel of
Ihe two leums. Only ten came to the firing point yesterday,
the very hot weather and tbo high scores that !
were lobe beaten in order to secure a place on the j
team doubtlosa preventing some of tho competitors
from seeing tho matter through. Yesterday the brcezo,
which was at no time vory noticeable, was pronounced i
by some of tlio best marksmen "very treacherous" in
Us effects on the flying bullets. Below are the acores I
ol yesterday's shooting:?
Yardt. majoh h. rrxTox. Total*.
sun ,... 4 A 3 5 3 4 A A 4 4 A 4 5 A 5?00
000 5 3 ft 5 4 5 A A 4 ft 5 3 A A 4?08
1,000. 3036502444A44A43A54 6?74?308
C. K. m.Y l>K*Ht!R<in.
800 6 6 3 6 4 5 4 3 4 5 6 6 A 5 4?07
0O0 0 5 2 5 A 4 A 4 3 A 4 4 4 5 3?AS
1.000. 3 0 2 6 3 A A A 5 6 A 3 A A 0 5 A A 4?80?206
1. L. A LI.KM.
800 3 4 A A 3 A A 4 A 3 A- 6 4 A A?00
900 5 3 3 4 6 6 4 6 4 4 5 4 5 6 3?64
1,000. 4 4 4 3 ft 333 2 534 S 443334 4?73?203
800 4 3 4544!I 4444356 5?63
IN 3 3 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 4?53
1,000.2 3 4 3 6 3 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5?61?203
800 645 3 54 5 5 455565 4?60
l?00 K 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 4 5?58
1,000.2 5553543 5 4323322R56 3?03?196
800 3 4 5 0 4 0 6 5 5 3 0 5 5 5 6?54
000 5 3 5 5 4 5 5 2 6 5 4 5 5 4 5-67
1,000.3 053535453504633444 4?72?193
<1. I. MOKSK.
800 4 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 6 0-64
900 0 3 2 6 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 0 4 4?49
1,000.3 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 0 4 2 3 3 4 3 2 2?64?177
800 44453 5 54445442 6?62
000 4 4 4 4 6 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 3?63
1,0000 2 0034434 5 0K344 3 404 4?61?176
O. W. TAI.lt
800 0 0 4 5 6 4 3 5 6 3 4 4 0 6 5?62
000 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 3 5 4 2 5 3 4 6?58
1,000.4 346563464004535600 0?64?174
800 0 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 5 6 2 5 5 2 6?63
BOO 5 0 4 4 6 3 4 5 2 4 6 4 4 4 4?67
1,000 3 4 6 5 0 3 2 4 6 5 0 2 4 3 0 3 6 2 6 2?02?172
Od comparison of the results of tlio two Intent competitions
with the figures on which the other competitors
stnuil, It is lound that the following marksmen constitute
tho teem and reserve for tho roturn match with
Far well M4 Fulton M2
Hyde WO Bruce 811 i
Weber 943 Shaffer Hoe
Dnkiu (iverbaugli 802
Blydonburgb 62* Jewell 793
Allen 813 Knthbone 789
Thus it will l>e seen that <1. W. Vale, one of the most
reliable sbots on tiie range, is excluded, although had
be elected to stand on tho previous score inauo In competing
for a plarc on the International team, ot which
ho is a member, ho would l>e sixth on tho shove list.
Major Fulton Improved upon his previous score by six
pmnis. Mr. Aoderaon, the third member ot tho other
team, retired without completing bis score. The new
accessions aro Messrs. Alb n, Rlydenburgh and Hathbono.
Mr Kansom Raibbone Is a native of Salem, Conn.,
and is a tall man of large frame, shout fifty three years
old. Ho is In huslnoss, a tanner, and resides at present
In Brooklyn. Mr. Ilathbone hns been shooting at
Creedmoor shout a year, and baa wou threo badges In
that time against some of tho best marksmen going to
I hat rsnge.
Mr. Isaac L. Allen Is about thirty-four years old and
of medium height. Ho is calculated to ho a first rato
marksman, having remarkable calmness and eelf possession.
He la a member of tbo Urra of 1). Allen's
Son*. In Biue street.
Mr. Charles K. Rlydenburgh la the youngest shot on
tho range. He is only twenty two years old, and la a
yrafluate or mnoeion in in? I'.iaa* or tar#. Mr. mydenbureh
la at preacnt a atudeot at the Columbia Col
logo School ol M inc*.
All tbeao oao Remington Creed moor gtinc
Tha third off band 200 yard contaat for tha monthly !
champion diamond badgo of Iha Jamaica Rod and 1
Kifla Aaaoclatlnn took place on tbalr range yoaterdar
afternoon. Tbo acoring waa ordinary. 0. J. Stewart ;
wa? tbo winner, making lorty out of a poaaltdo nfty
pinnta. Thua far no one member bee won the hedge
more than once
N?w Havb*, July 12, 18id.
Konnedy, Kellogg aad Wood, of tbe Yale C'nltreraiiy
eight, win probably he three of a era* of four to pall
at Saratoga aad Philadelphia
Interesting Interview with
Captain J. B. Eai3.
Red Tape and Jealousy in the
Engineer Corps.
Perhaps no work of scientific engineering bus mora
engrossed public attention within a brief period than
Ibo project of the jetties undertaken j>y Captain James
R Bads in tlio opening of tlie South Pass at tho tnotilh
of tho Mississippi Hirer. The distinguished engineer
was found by n Hriiai.o reporter at tho Fifth Avenue
Hotol yesterday, and very courteously gavo hun a
great deaf of information in rogaril to the work in hand
and the obstacles met with In its accomplishmcut. llu
said:?The reports from the jetties continue to show
tlio most encouraging progress. Sinco tno closing of
Grand Bayou tho Increased volume of water
appears to have accelerated tho process
of deepening tho cbuunel. Soundings taken
rr?r#?nt.!v nlthniicrh I tmvA not hoard from Lhcrr r.inr.o
tho fith in-t?commencing outside tb? bar aud ontorIng
the channel west of what is known as the outer
red buoy, showed tho following depths:?24 feet, 23*,
20 ;, 22'*, 19lit. 111, 10, 19, 19* 20'j, 21 Si, 22, 22, 21,
21,' , 19*, 21 '? 21, 20',. 33, 23,*, 22, 23*. 25*, 25*,
24* and 24. The largest vessel, you will thus see, can
pass through safely; but there is no doubt, after a
little more work, thoro will be a clear outlet from the
cityot New Orleans, via South 1'ass, for vossels drawing
ever twenty fcot.
The Captain then showed the reporter an acknowledmont
of htn services to the city, in one of the newspapers
there, of recent date.
Now, said the Captain, I will givo you a brief and
succinct history of tho Jaitios 11 ud the way in which
they came to be constructed. Maior C. IV. Howell,
United stales engineer, In charge of the dredging operations
at the mouth of tbo Mississippi, scttlod the
plans lor lbs Fort St. Philip canal, a sort ot sido cut
through the baulc ot the rlvor Into the Gulf. The
Committee in Congress on Canals and Railways
unanimously reported a bill favoring this
plan. A little later 1 made the proposition to deepen
tho water In one of the natural outlets by means of
jetties, which are nothing more nor less than long
dykes or levees constructed uudor water. I agreed to
ask for no monov until 1 had secured a navigable depth
of twenty feet. This proposition was zealously opposed
by General Humphreys and Mi\jor Howell. Tho ( anal
bill was pus.-eu by the House of Representatives, bu
rejected by tho souato at the First session of tho Forty
third Congress. A commission of engiueers was thou
appointed to examine and report upon tbo two methods.
This committee, as Is well known, reported in
favor of the jetties, and Cougross then granted mo ilia
right to undertake the improvements under tho conditions
named, and the smallest outlet of lha
Mississippi?the South Pass?wus selected by Congrrsa
for tbo experiment. Tho result is before the world.
The work lias been oarriod on, too, solely by private
moans, without any aid being asked of the government.
Now. I wish to emphasize a very nice point:?Congress
directed the Secretary of War, tho agent on the
part ot the government, to soe that tbo mutual agrooment
between tbo United Slates and myself was lirop^
orly carried out, but the absolute control ol the con*
itructton and design of (be sumo was left with mo. Roccntly
1 addressed a
eomplainiDK tbat my operatioos bnd been embarrassed
by publications madn at tbo government espouse, and
extensively circulated by General Humphreys, Chief of
Knginocrs, to prove that my worse would Lie a failure.
I also felt aggrieved tbai Major Howell, In dcllance of
law, had been mukirig surreys of the South Pass and the
jetties aud punlisliiug untrutblul reports calculated to
destroy public confidence In the enterprise, whilo
General Comstock, as the Inspecting officer to report
to the Secretary of War, has not furnished any iniormatioti
to mo in relation to surveys aud soundings,
but bus beon making his reports to the Chint o| Koglnoors,
who sends thom to the Secretary of War, who
tn turn transmits them to Congress, aud are conse.
quently about two months old before they reach pub.
Iiclly. Therefore, as my works have been rapidly executed
and resulis follow speedily, General Comstock'a
Information possesses little or no vnlue. Major Howell,
among other statements, puhliatiod an assertion that
there was only twelve leet of water between my
jetties, whereupon I telegraphed to the Secretary of
War to direct General Couistock, who wus tb?n on the
spot, to measure the depth ot the channel with mo and
give mo an official cerlilicate of the same, stating it wag
to correct a misapprehension matin by Mujor Howell.
This was refused on the ground thul n lull aurvey of thn \
works wm about to be made by General Comatock, auil
that when iho results wuro received id \Vu?htiig'.on *
copy would be furnished me, thus delaying lor a month
or two the Intorraallon to which I was .lustly entitled.
The managers ol the Cromwell Steamship i.iue. bow.
ever, kuowtng that their steamers would save two
hours Id tbelr tiuio to Now York, began to uao Hut
jetties just aller this trouble, nod the passage ol ships
drawing over seventeen b et through a channel in
which a tuiyor of eugineers declared there was only,
twelve Tret, became a mystery which has not yet b.-cit
the kixaxrial, (ji'khtiox
however, underlies tbo jetty experimonts. and if the
people Iroiu whom I expect to receive ouoitgn assistance
to coiuplcto the work, innke up their minds that
the government and officials are hostile, the difficulties
must necessarily be much increased.
To my letter of remonstrance in regard to these mat.
ters, iho Serrotsry of War replied as lollows:?
Wis I)rr?srsi!?t, >
Washisutos, l>. 0 , June lis, I87H. |
PiB?I have the lienor to acknowledge the receipt of your
letter of "if ith Inst., representing in substance: yirrt?That
in future the Inspecting officer contemplitcif
in the act unproved March S, IHIi, lur the iiuprot.orient oj
the Mouth I ass of the Mississippi Ktver be retulred to make
uls report dirertlr lo the Wecretarv ol War.
Smttfl?That the duty of observing and reporting upon the
1 work will lieueelortli ba performed by the said Inspecting
nffi-er exclusively.
Third?'Tliat any official puhlieattnns with reference to the
said Improvement will not be permitted from an/ other officer
of the Kngiueer Corps.
Fnnrih?That the Chlel of Enirlneers be directed to discontinue
ell aurveya ol the South Pass and its bar that are not
under the direction of the said inspecting officer.
Filth?Thut the said Inspecting officer be directed to fur
! nlelt'you "r your authorised iu>(iunit auv inTor uiati'>n 'in
i may po*.e*e or hereafter acquire. relating in the eflbci.,
: prn'gre**. permanency or probable sneers* of tha work.
> our Ural r?i|n??t Ita* basn irr.m toil. ana I hag to inclose
sou a copy or tho latter dirretlnir It. To the wraid request
1 liar* to irplr that tha duly therein referred to will hn perhrmcd
by tha officer assigned to it and bl* assistants axclq.
slvaly. As to the third requost. It muy be stated. n a g?aaral
rule, that report* made by officers ol thn War Depart*
niant to the Secretary era not published without hlsi-on-o-nt.
If any other officer oi Ilia Engineer Corp- should he called
upon for a report nollflcatlon will he etnt to run. Your
lourlh request has already bean carried lota
pfTret, a* the thief of Engineer* on the "lb
I net. directed Captain C. W. Howell to make
no mending*, currant or other measurement* of any kind
whatever In the South I'aai or on the bar* 01 tha river or aee
and*, or in the sea or at it* moath, hot to limit hi* observe*
tlon* to the other pa?*e? and the meiti utein of tlio river,
should melt observation* ba necessary In tb* exacntiou ol
doila* lieralotor* h.signed biin. You will perreive by tb*
rnaloaad copy of letter ?h*t Major (5 H Cote*tock. in acenrdanee
with your request, ha* bean directed to furnitb vol
or your assistant the aatnai result* of ilia sounding* that
linva hean or hereafter may ha made under bit direction in
Ilia parlormanc* of the Unties assigned hitn In conn*e<loa
with the improvement of 'he channel between tb* boutb
I'*** of thn Mississippi Kiver and the Half of Mexico, node*
the set approved March :t, l"7o Vary respectfully, pu
obedient servant. J. II. t'AMKROM. Secretary of Wa *
J any* H. Etna, Esq , Washington, 11. C.
Id concluding tiia Interview with the flKSALD r*
porter. Captain End* aaid:?"You now perootv* son otbiug
ol tbo dimculiio* I have had to con load with la
Mississippi. Mr vexations liavc not been conllned o
that lection. I bare received au injunction and r#-diet
against the Brooklyn Bridge Comi>auy for an Infringement
ol mjr designs and patent! In linking
Mayor Wickbam acknowledges tba recatpt of thn
following additional amounts lor relief of the dcatitntn
Henry Milton. $100 J. H. Term lira $2>
J.N. Hay ward 10 Drcxal, Morgan * Co. J.'?
W. II. Munn & K. H. Sherman
J. Wilson Tappan.,.. 2o John Mitoroe k Co... M
Edward Cooper '2-S K I). Tappon i
William Dowd 2d George r. Dunning... 3
Total additional $297
Previously acknowledged $120
Grand total $411
ratrolinaa flark?, of tho Sixth prcclnct, vat placed
on trial yesterday belore the Police Commissioners,
charged with striking Captain Ixiwery, in the I'ranklla
street station house, on the afternoon of the 3d tnst. (
When the complaint van preferred Burro was anapended
from duty to await the result of the trial. Set*
grant Haggoriy, of the ftixth precinct, toalifled thai
uurko entered ttin station hoaso on the afternoon
in question and tras met by the Captain, who a*
cased him ol being intoxicated. llurke domes
the oi'catation and some words passed during winch
wtineas saw Hurse strike tliu captain In the face, iht
mptiun did not return the blow but ordered Bur.o ts
be locked up. The captain ntrvra to the same charge.
The deieudunt Justified iua act by elalming that ibe
captain gave the nrst bio*. lie ponlttvely denied being
intoxicated. Hit counsel offered to prove aa exeoileut
character lor him
The case was refttTfd to the full Board Md Berk*
ouy bo dismissed.

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