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A GREAT RAIN STORM.
Tremendous Gale of Wind on
Land and Sea.
DETENTION OF TRAVEL, j
The St reets Flooded and
Much. Damage Done.
REP0R1S OF DISASTLKS ALONG T11E COASTS
Tho rain storm of yesterday was the severest ol the
year. Tbe rain eamc pelting dewu Irom moru 1111 eve,
aud It pelted iu a way that made mockery of um
brella*. When day broke people looked out
of their windows and mw the streets full
of water puddle* caused by tlie rain, and thoy
provided themselves against the wet by wrap*
Hid umbrellas; but there were suddeu gust* of wind
tbat swept around corners aud all unexpectedly struck
* body in the lace and the next instant in the back.
Hals acre whipped off their owner's heads ami sent
gloriously rolling over wide areas of street surface,
blreet cars were Impeded In their travel by reason
of tbe excessive high wind and rain. The tugboats and
ferryboats, especially the latter, as exposing a l*rge
surlaco to the gale, suffered considerably. Tbe wind
at times swept the sirtols aud avenues with relent
less lury, carrying away signboards and chimney
pots in Its courso. The storm was pretty gen
eral, as our despatches indicate, aud in this
Slty all accounts agree in stating that for the time It
lasted It was one of the inost severe rain storms of
tbe year. Kailroad communication with the city was
affected by It and numerous trains wore dclayod on
the Morris and Kssex, the Erie, the New* Jersey Cen.
tral and Iho Pennsylvania railroads.
Tbe Croton watershed benefited immensely by the
storm, and it is likely the water Is now ruualng over
the dam, and tbe city ol New York is relieved lrom
Ike perplexing anxiety ol a water famine.
Travel on tho stroot ear lines, Instead of showing an
increase, actually fell off Kxcept lrom necessity lew
poople carod to go abroad, and the storm paralyzed
business in all directions
ALOMU TUK KIVIK FRONTS.
As is usual with such severe storms ol rain and wind
the shipping along the river fronts of the city expo,
rlenced rnoro or less damage. Hopes were snapped
aud sails were torn from their reeOngs, while the forco
01 the tido caused tho heavier class of vewiels to tug at
their hawsers as if they were riding in a roadstead,
head on to tho wind. Much difficulty was experienced
in continuing the work of loading and unloading, and
on many of the piers such labor was entirely sus
pended.
The ferryboats on tbe North and East rivers had a
bard time ol It during tho day, owing to tbo great
height of the tide, which was increased by the east
wind. Tho tusk of runulng In to iho several slips was
* wy difficult one, and the passengers on board were
frequently put to It to keep their looting as tho boats
fcuiapod violently against tbe guards of the slips.
The Harlem boats were also Impeded In their move
ments, though tho rate ol spoed was not materially
lessened. Travel on these lines was not as iargo as
usual.
POLITICAL B1X.1IU IX TUB UALB.
The blustering northeaster that accompanied the
fain storm played sad havoc among the gorgeous elec
tion banners which the hopeful followers ol Haves and
Tilden still displayed over the public thoroughfares.
Both candidates having been elected by immeiihtt mwjor
lti?s, according to the *4late*.t returns from reliable
sources,'' their respective parties were not disposed
lo baul down their colors, at least eacn
was watting for the other to do so, and thus Indicate
that It bsd abandoned the Held. Although two weeks
have now elapsed Mnce the hosts of Samuel J. aud
Kutherford B. met In battle, the smoke of tbo ongage
neat has not yet cleared away sufficiently to enable
jven the leaders on both sides 10 ?ay who is whipped.
But while in doubt tbe banners still floated iu the
wind, each sldo tried to keep up Its courage by
gazing on the bright hued emblems. The storm, n?w
pver, bad no party preferences: it cared as little for
?'Tllden and Kelorm" as for "llayes and the Union."
It blighted tho glories of color in Hie standard of ??iho
Boys In Blue" as remorselessly as It bedraggled
Iho ensign of the "MichacI Twomoy Associa
tion. The nets which the politicians stretched from
lidewalk to sidtwalk. and decoruU'd with the shining
ball of names to catch the gudgeon voters as they
passed along, presented a serie^ or objects through
which tbe winu tore w ith a shout of laughter at the
flimsy pretences ol tbe candidate! and tho gullibility of
their constituents. It ripped tho rlbbon-sha'ped
?trips ol painted calico Iroin the banners and waved
them in the air, or dasheu ihem into the muddy street
lo be trampled on by the passersby. "Our Choice for
Governor" ruieht be seen lying In the gutter partly
covering tbo carcass of a strangled cat. 4-The People's
Choice." on the other hand, could be seen banging lrom it
comer and occasionally slappiug the pictured counte
nance of Unci* Samuel with the ragged o?d. Poor
Hendricks' portrait, with a bole through the lefl eye
aud a big rent across the uioulh, looked as if a special
cyclone had taken its course through tbe orlfhse.
Borne of tbe banners have been entirely stripped of
their legends, while others have nothing left or them
but a few meshes of their nets, the rest of tbo spread
bavmc beeu blown Heaven knows where dur
ing some of tho violent blasts that swont
??or tho city yesterday. Tbe republican bauuers
did not sutler as much us tho democratic, their
owners having in a majority ol cases laken the pro
caution of securing them lroin injury. Those that
were exposed, however, suffered wofnlly, and in
some instances, were entirely destroyed. A nioro
ridiculous appearance could not certainly have been
given to tbe street banners than that bv the storm. It
?tjs time thst these absurd rags should have been
(akeu down and stowed away for use on some futurrf
sccasion. but as the storm saved that trouble lo the
inlhu-isslic cluhs and small try politicians it must bo
loualtiered a blessing ibal might bo repeated with ad
vantage.
itrvitcTs or tiik stoum.
A chimney on the Uraud Hotel was blown down nt
three P. M Ihe lulling bricks did no other damago
tban breaking a lelcarapb w ire.
An old unused telegraph poie at the corner ol Pearl
and Centre streets was blown down. No person was
burt.
About ten minutes to eight P. M a talJ brick ebim.
ney on the tenement house at 70 West Forty third
street, owned bv John McKenna, loppled over and
falling into the yard at the rear of 750 and 7aJ Sixth
avenue crushed the rear extension on the lirsf lloor of
that house. No person was Injured. Damages to
restaurant occupied by johu Zluncr, $iOo.
A large fence on the we?t side of Third avenue be
tween .sixty fourth and Sixty -fifth streets, was biown
down at three P. M. ; damage f-00. No ouo hurt
A large sign of barony, tlie photographer, at No. 6S0 I
Broadway, was blowu iroiu its fastenings beneaih the
third story window.- to the sidewalk and broken into
aovaral pieces. No person imured.
Tba canal boal Alvui Llghlball, loaded with apples
lank yesterday opposite pier No. 10 North River No
person wss injured.
Tbe Ore alarm telegraph pole at the corner ol Albany
and Greenwich street* Was blown down bv the storm.
The brass vane on the stceplo of the Memorial
rburcb, 1 illy-thlrd street aud Madison avenue, was
blown out of iu pos:tlon by tho wind i he vane'Is ol |
considerable weight aud its fall would be atun led with I
serious results. Steps will bo tuken to-day lo
strengthen it.
_ Ths s'gn in front ol the store of Mr. Simon Cohen '
No. 4 Morris stroet, was blown down and barely mused I
Striking a lady s head as she was passing.
On* ol the lira telegraph poles nt the corner of
Washington and Albany sirests was blown dow n.
thk roam i.vu dibkotiux ok tux wish.
During the height of the slortn yesteiday, which
was reached about s quarter to three o'clock, tho wind
blow irom the uortbea-lw;ard at a velocity ol fifty mtlea j
Ct hour. This gale, however, lasted but a short time
ing preceded and .allowed by winds varving from
twenty-Qv* to thirty-live m les per hour. New York
tl Ave o'clock m the afternoon had a beaver wind
than either Baltimore or Philadelphia, which cities
were at thai lime nearer to tho eeutre of tbo storm
Toward night the wind moderated somewhat, and be"
same more northerly and westerly n* ihe n'lgbt ad- 1
van cod.
The highest sprod or volocity of the wind was at
2:46 P. M.. wheu the rcg ster showed .'>0 miles an
itoor, showing a total velocity durlug tbe 04
hours ending at IV noon yesteruay ol 776 mnc? au
average during the U4 hours of :>i miles.
TIIK KAK"tfl;tKfl.
On Saturday the highest ilgure ..r the barometer was
M) 30. On Sunday it marked highest si 3u. 1ft, show
itic ?n approaching storm. On Monday it ranged as
follows:?7 A. M., ??) 7'JJ; 7:47 A M., tfW.Tol | >
M , 2U.; '1 P. M., Mim; 4 47 P. V, JB t?6 "
Ihe highest wind was :it l':4o I'. M . when it regis
terod 50 miles per hour. Il then commenced fall
ing and at * P. M. registered IS miles velocity, -how
lag tbat tho storm was abating.
KULWjkY TKSVIL ITOPrtlK
The heavy sea caused bv the force of the wind broke
with great violence aim g tbe beach near the track bed
ol the New Jersev Southern lta. I road
The ofllc- rs of the road in this city learned br tele
graph that the track ol the road was disappearing Irom
vi?w. The flrsi meriting train goi over me road with
great difficulty, but ihe Ira k soon bscamo in> passable'
oml orders were telegraphed to the ticket agi-nt in N'ew
York lo "slop selling tickets " No otbrr train was run
during the day. A large gang of men were at once sent
down to clear the track, and it is po sihio that trains
will be run to-dav.
On the track of the Coutral Railroad ol N'ew Jersey,
which passes Morgan station, near South Amboy,
where tho rails are ou the beaoh side of a c'a.v bank, '
tks violence or the wind drove fho water, clsv
and (^nd ov<*r tbo track until the locomo
tive* would not pass The early trains got lu, but
as the dilBi ulty Inereaaed the agents at Cortlandi and
other streets wore ordered by telegraph uot to sell
tickets for the 11:46 tram oat from New York. The
company seat a Urge force si laborers to the scene,
and expect to rua this laornlag.
tiik hails.
Tho south mail and tbo WaKhlnrton mall were bolh
one hour late. The other mail* were on time, and all
mails lelt on schedule time The inail imeuded lor the
.New Jersey Southern Halfway was sent over tbo
Central of New Jersey, and probably reached it* desti
nation several hours late.
KUHIOSO CS1.1.4HH.
The cellar* of tho houses situated in that section of
the city bouuded by I'esrl un the w st, Hurling slip on
tlie south and James street on the north,
were iu many Instance* Hooded by the fore of
the tide acting on the sewers. Along the river
| front the high tide earned some of these cellars to 1111
up by natural flow through lbs earth, but as such
pnouomeuen is 11 frvqueut one, owln? to the tact that
nearly all of the ground Is of artificial formation, no
damage was done, the occupants ol the buildings not
keeping anythiUK therein that eould be damaged by
water.
TJJK BROOKLYN' nltllM.K
was an object ol much attention to terry passengers,
lor the movement of tho large cables us they swung
In tbo gale gave the towers the appearance of moving
also At least tills was an optical delusion that many
testified to. The storm, of course, prevented uny work
being done on the piers, lor it would have been difficult
lor u man to have withstood the iorce ol the wind at
thul du/.y height without attempting to do any labor.
1.1 SHOOK IAS.
The scvero storm which Brooklyn has experienced
for the past two days has done consldsrahle damage
throughout tho city, the full extent of which cannot
as yet bo determined. Telegraph linen, window shut
ters and strns were blown down, and pedestrians found
It difficult to avoid falliug bricks from toppling chim
neys. Yesterday afternoon. whon the storm was
uiost violent, the wooden sheds, 200 leet wide by 600
feet loDg, situated at the loot ol Ferris street, and
owned by lieorge E. Archer, residing at No. 153 state
street, were blown to the ground, causing a loss of
(l.ofb. The sheds had formerly been used I or naval
stores, but wore unoccupied yesterday. Four Urge
trees were blown dowu opposite Nog. lol, ISO, lb5 and
1ST High street, damaging railings to the extent of $70.
The tools ol two bouses in Sixth street, between Fourth
and Fifth avenues, were blown oil, causiug a damage of
I about $600. T11 e roof of the dancing plutlorm in Kole
plalue's 1'ark, at the foot of Thirty-ninth street, waa
damaged to the extent of $300. It was owned by Mr.
Brown, residing on Bedford avenue. Yesterday morn
ing while Henry Moyer, residing at No. 204 Forsyth
street, New York, was walking along Grand street tbo
feuce at vacant let No. 123 was blown upon him. break
lug his right leg. He was taken to tne City Hospital.
IN JKUSSY CITT.
Tho storm in Jersey City wan tho sevorest of the
senson. Tho meadows were Hooded aud a heavy
spring title swopt through cellars and low easements,
fences were blown down in tho lower part of the oity,
nod trooK were torn from tho roots on the Height*.
The wind freshened into a gale up to one o'clock In the
afturnoou, and carried aw ay sly us and awniags.
one ot the iron arches ol the Lafayette
bridgo over the canel in Pacific avenue lell
across the track of the Bergen Railroad J nut as a car
laden with passengers was passing. The escape of the
living freight trom a sudden death was almost mirac
ulous. All the land lying between Montgomery and
Grand streets was Hooded at tho base ol the hill, while
a Portion ot tho road below the Montgomery street
bridge was washed away. A portion ol the fence
around Hamilton Park was blown down. The pnpils
were dismissed from several ol the public schools at an
earl/ hour.
IN HOBOUX
In Iioboken the storm caused groat trouble among
the shanty residents ol' the Fourth ward, many of
whom, on account ot the llood, were compelled to va
cate their houses. The wholo ol tho Hoboken
Meadows were under water last night from tho Wee
hawken township boundary to the Delaware, Lack
awanna und Western Kallrond. Boat* wore in con
stant use in the submerged districts. The immediate
neighborhood of the Hoboken trout was flooded yes
terday owing to the high tiuo, to the great lnconven
ience'of pedestrian*.
AT HTATKN ISLA.Nl).
The rain and wlud storm of yesterday and Sunday
wns very severe along the east shore ot Staten Island.
Several vessels at anchor there were driven within a
cable's length ot the land. In consequence ot the storm
uud the high tides the Staten Island Kullrond ferry
boats were compelled to omit the landing at Stapleton
during most ot tho torcnoon. Tho opposition steamer
D. K. Martin was compelled to lay up on Sunday after
leruoon and most of the day yesterday, It being dan
gerous to land at their slip at Stupleton. Team truvel
upon the terries was suspendod at bigh waier. The
trains upon the Long Branch road wero delayed yester
day In consequence ot the wash ol tho road along the
Jersey const, aud there was no arrival at New York of
either freight or passeugers. Tho captain of tho
Jesse Uoyt telegraphed at twelve o'clock that the boat
would not crnne up.
The rctular lino to Staten Island, south shore,
landed their passengers on several trips at tho Clifton
landing, where tho wharf is sheltered from the north
east gales.
The opposition line, running the steamer Crystal
Wave, made the Qrst up trip from the Island and then
hauled ofl, as the dashing waves against its exposed
landing piucoa made attempts to land passengers difll
cult and dangerous.
AT BANDY BOOK.
Despatches from Sandy Hook received last evening
state-thai the storm yesterday at that point was ono
not easily lorgotteu by seafaring men. During tho
forenoon not a single sailing vessel passed the Hook
bound in or out except a couple of pilot boats, which,
wHb close reefed sails, ventured outside about noon,
but soon returned aud anchored inside for shelter.
The steamers John Gibson and Thetis and several
other vessels were anchored there. Tbe steamers
Huntivllls, Wyanoke, Canima aud Kicbmond, all
steamers from the South, had a lively time
of It, and tor anybody not used to such
sights it was terrible to see those vessels battle
with wind and water; but they all got safely into
port. Tne steamer Idaho, from Liverpool, also catno
in safclv. At sundown tbe steamer Helvetia wns still
off the Highlands, waiting for high water to como over
the bar. other Southern steamers were also detained
by tbe gale and put In shore tor shelter. All day long
It raised hard, with occasional spoils ot calm, only to
co nunc nee again with greater power. The fog was
dense at tunes, the wind coming from the east, north
and sotuhoa-t, but did not go beyond these points.
Tne heavy surf and high tide washed tbe boach, aud at
the Highlands carried a considerable part of It away.
It is believed to have washed part of tho railroad track
away, interrupting tho travel and also lore away telo
graph poles, stopping telegraph communication for
some time.
No boats have been run between tbe Horseshoe and
New York since Saturduy,
AT I.ONG llUANl'U
the gale was a terrific one, nnd tbe huge hotels suf
fered considerably. Window, shatters were wrenched
from their fastenings and scattered about tho ground;
fences were thrown down and a good deal of damage
was occasioned all along shore, though tho cottages
withstood tho violence of trie gale right sturdily. On
the beach the waves beat terribly, and tbe sea ran
high up to the cut!. llulhlug houses and tho steps
were wrecked at many points.
OS Till M>S<J ISLAND SIIOItK
tho gale bad full sweep and forco, and several marine
disuaters occurred. I'nrlng the afternoon the Coast
wise Wrecking Company received a telegram trom
Sbinnecock l.ight announcing that the schoouer Annie
C. Cook, ol this city, loaned with salt, had gono ashore
there, and would probably prove a total loss, as the
heavy sea running was breaking completely over her.
The bark VV. A. Farnswortb lost both her ancnors
yesterday, near City Island, and she is now lying In a
disabled condition off Tlirogg's .Neck. Tho Wrecking
Company will endeavor to save hor from complete
wreck.
ALOXO THE HrDflON.
Podohkmbpmx, Nov. 20, 1870.
A heavy northeast rain storm has prevailed along
the Hudson Kiver sll to day and continues to-night
with unabated violence. Tho tlood tides sre heavy,
and at tuauy plr.ces docks aro submerged. No serious
damage Is as yet reported.
A GALE IN BOHTON*.
Boston, Nov. 20, 1878.
A severe northeast gale prevsils along the coast.
An unknown schoouer, at anchor in the outer har
bor of Gloucester, broke her moorings this afternoon
and drifted to sea. Her crew were rescuud.
A PILOT BOAT CAPSIZED.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 20, 1S76.
The pilot boat Mots capsized off Tvboo, at six o'clock
1*. M , yesterday. Captain M. 1*. I'rslna aud two col
ored boys wero on'board at the time of ihe accident.
Our of tne boys was drowned aud tho others were res
cued by tho steamship Kapidan.
SNOW STORM.
Urattlkvuio, Vt., Nov. 20, 1876.
Snow fell to the depth ol four lnchea in Windliam
county last night.
TERRIBLE SNOW STORM IN DAKOTA.
(From the Yankton Press, Nov 17]
Simou Gamble, agoot lor Van la-sel's stage lino,
arrived last night Irom up country. He reports n {
twenty-lour hours' blizzard at Fort Pierre and Fort ,
Sully last Saturday. He says that It was one ol the
wurstsloruis ot snow aud wind he ever experienced,
lie found at tiie landing on this side ol tho river, op
|k>*iio Fort Pierre, huddled together in George
rM|t|irr's "shack, " eight w omen and seven children,
rn mutt lor ibe lulls. In the part) were the Udells,
of Yankton, und the Woods, ol BprinsOeid. They
were caught by tbe storm opposite P.errc. and w. re
waitit.g lor a ensue? lo cross the river, which was lull
ol running Ice and was Impassible. Their situation, I
Mr. Gamble says, was one ol t xtieme hardship.
1_ I
ALLEGED MURDEROUS THREAT.
Mr H. K. Grant, idP.cer of a savings bank In this j
city, and residing with his family at Na 2?S Garden
street, Hoboken, discharged Ills servant girl, Catharine
Devereu. lor Insolence. She then weal, afier threat
ening rsvengs, to Justioe foster and swore that M r.
Grant had assaulted her with a larva carving knife and '
threatened lo kill her. Mr. Grant obtained a counter ,
warrant u_ain*t the giri lor perjury, and sue ?a* yes
ter *v arrested and committed to the Coooty Jail In i
drtaiiIt ot hail
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
ANNUAL If KIT IN'ft OF TBI STOCKHOLDERS? A
BKPOKT WITH EFFECT OF LOW BATES,
Baltmom, Md. Not. 20, 1878.
The regular annual meeting o! tbe stockholders of
tbe Baltimore aud Otiio Railroad Compauy was held
to-day. John W. Garrett, president, submitted tbe
annual report uf tho President aud directors to tbe
stockholder* Tbe total revenues of tbe road branches
aud connections lor the Qscal year ended September
3o, 1870, are given at ?15,031,285 7a Tbe expenses of
working and keeping tbe roads and machinery Id re
pair amounted to $0,ti091856 19, being 60.18 per cent
?pun the earnings, showing a decrease of 2.56 per cent
compared wtiii tbo previous year. Tbe earnings
of itie uiaiu stem and tbe branches in comparison with
1876 have decreased $MLU7 9ft. anu the working
expenses have decreased $766,165 69. making a com
pantivo decreus* in tlie net prodts oi #118.662 32.
The surplus luud, representing capital derived from
the net earnings Invested in branch and couuectmit
ruails utd other improvements, $36,022,386 88. The
entire mortgage indebtedness in currency and sterl
ing in $2#, 163,92V 90. showing an excess of
surplus lund above the entire mortgage indebtedness
oi (7,N63,436 98. There has been a iurther expaosioa
of tonnage of throagh merchandise east and wee*.?
Iroui 872,102 tons in ibe preceding year to 1.093,39o
this year. Kight hundred and lorty-two thousand six
huiiurod and tbirty-turee barrels oi Hour and 17,617,946
bushels of grain were brought to Baltimore during the
fiscal year. OI the aggregate of grain 16,948,lOi bush
els were corn. Tbo quantity o( petroleum truuaported
has been 48 per ceul greater than in 1875.
Keferrlng to tbe effect of low freight*, tbe report
says:?It will be noted that the largely Increased ton
nage of through merchandise, east and weal, abows an
aggregate of. 1,093,393 tons. Much of this traffic was
transported at the needlessly low ratea established by
competing lines, a difference of 10 eenta per 100
pounds, which would have made an increase of
$2,180,788 in the net result of the year's work. It Is
hoped thai such reaaonablo aud equitable ratea will be
adopted in the future as will ioster alike all Interests
connected with the railway system and tbe general in
terests of tbe country. Tbe passenger earnings ex
hibit an increase from $1,618,622 68 in 1874 and
$1,013,230 24 iu tbe proceeding year to $1,074,475 60.
his insult u quite satisfactory, in view ol the low
rates during a large portion or the year, which were
forced upou Ibis compauy in consequence of the aetlou
of competing lines. The prolonged stagnation and
depression in the manufacturing and maiine interests
have again reduced the demand lor coal, and resulted
in a material decrease of tohnage.
The coal trade of tbe main stem shows an aggregate
of 1,596,894 tons, which includes 409,005 tons tor the
company's supply. The net revenue ol the mam stem
and its branches, jueluding the Central Ohio, Lake
Krie and Chicago divisions, the Wheeling, Pittsburg
and Baltimore, tbo Newark, Somerset and Straitaville,
and for nine months the Pittsburg and Connellsville
railroads, is $5,421,379 54. The aggregate working ex
penses of the main stem with all branches and divisions
are 63 93 per cent of tbe wholo gross revenues, being
4.08 per cent less than those of tbe preceding year.
Tbe repyrt, after reviewing tbe condition and holi
ness of tho several branch roads, concludes with that
of the Chicago connection or Baltimore, Pittsbnrg and
Chicago Hallway.
Tho earnings of this road for the fiscal year were
$1,231,786 88, and for tbe preceding lineal year
$959,164 23, showing an increase ol $272,621 05. The
surplus over working expenses credited to proQt and
loss account is $166,703 02. The portion of the report
In respect to the road having a direct bearing-on the
question ol through freights to tbe West and indicating
the policy of tbe road are given in lull as follows:?
The opening of this extension to Chicago excited
much jealousy aud antagonism on the part of a number
of the competing lines. It wus alleged that the traffic
relations of the previously exiating railroad systems in -
tbe Northwest were very seriously dlsturoed by
this new competing element. It ta certainly true
that tho oouHtru"tion of this line gave a
direct route between Baltimore and Chicago
under one proprietorship and one management,
and that it broadly opened to consumers and producers
a more economical and advantageous port on tbe sea
board than had belore existed for the vast regions
- which it reached. Those hostilities by com
peting companies assumed various lorms; first,
l>y illegal attempts to interfere with tbe con
struoiiou of the road, subsequently by Interference
with agreements for Its terminal station arrangements
in Chicago, and slnco generally by such action in
regard to rates tor transportation as would, If In their
power, make tbe properly uuremunerativa Bnt in
these poocesses of aniugouism to this short and cheap
lino the longer lines to other seaboard cities have
suflcred tearful losses. Untenable, unreasonable and
uujust demands bavo been made upon tbe
Baltimore und Ohio Company to charge rates
of transportation to the city of Baltimore
which would ignore its immense geographical advan
tages us au entrepot for foreign commerce. These at
tacks have been based upen erroneous principles, aro
In violation of tbe laws of trade and can never pre
vail. Tho interests of the producer and
consupior, tbe interests of the wholo
country, demand that tho great commercial
cities ou tbe seaboard shall maintain their proper
advantages of geographical relations so that the trans
portation of the country shall be done at rales
governed by their respective advantages. The great
city of New York will always command Irom those
Immense regions which have natural relations to that
port their exclusive business. But those Western
centres of commerce which are nearest to
Baltimore, and the regions connected with those
centrcs, are entitled to the economy and
ndvantage of their nearneas to Baltimore, and those
centres of commerce and those regions will expect to
use and will use the cbaunel of commerce which is
nearest and most advantageous. Artificial means by
wl.lcb eOortsare made to ignore distances will always
be resisted upon broaid and strong grounds
which will be sustained by the common sense and
plain advantage of the great population whose In
terests are involved In this important question. Tbe
Chicago division of tbo Baltimore and Ohio road has
already demonstrated Its power and usefulness, and
wbile this eompanr will continue to desire no unfair
advantages it will, doubtless, maintain equitable and
Just principles.
Tho report was approved, after which the ojd Board
of Directors were re-elected.
DANIEL DREW AGAIN IN COURT.
STOCK TBANSACTIOMS BKTWIIW TDK FIKAMCSIBB
AND MB. a T. WHITE.
In the Supreme Court, Kings county, yesterday, the
enso of Stephen V. Wbite against Daniel Drew was
called by Judge Barnard In the regular order upon the
calendar. Both sides were ready tor trial. Itr. Drew,
the aged aud renowned financier, who was present dur
ing tbe proceedings and listened attentively to the
reading of tho testimony of Mr. White, whlcb had been
previously taken de bene esse, and the argument pro
and con. He was the object ot considerable curious
observation troni the assemblage. Tbe complainant In
the case, who is a well known stock broker of Wall
street, Is a prominent member of Plymouth Church,
and was on the Investigating Committee el thai
congregation In tbe Ttltou-Baecber suandaL In the
examination of tho jurors yesterday counsel ques
tioned each |uror as to whether he was a mem
ber of the cbureh named, but no Ply
mouth people ware detected on the Jury
panel. The suit is brought to recover
$41,400, with interest and cost, which the plaintiff
claims is uue him lor 1,800 shares ol tbe capital stock
ol the Union Pacific Railroad Company, purchased by
' defendant March 31, 1874. Defendant gave plaintiff a
due bill lor said amount. The defence set up a counter
claim to tbe effect that on Januarv 'A 1871, Mr. Drew
entered into a joint undertaking with tbe plaintiff tor
the purchase and sale ol the capital stock of the Kock
Island Railroad Company- They were to share equally
in tbe profit! and ioks of tbe ascount. The under
taking waa terminated June 2tf, 1871, and no shares of
the stock were bought or sold on their joint account
alter that time. The sum ol $101,938 93 had been
paid by defendant up to date named on their under
taking, more than be had received. The plaintiff,
thereupon, became Indebted to bim lor one ball that
sum, $50,989 46, which he promised to pay on de
mand. This is oonsldered s Just claim to set oil against
tbe broker's demand, and Mr. Drew uhks judgment ac
cordingly. But an amended reply to the counter
claim Is made to tbe effect that after June 20, 1875, other
veutures were engaged in with deloudant, and that tbe
latter retained the plaintiff's share In liquidation of
the counter rlaim set up. Prior to February 10, 1872,
delendant held many thousand shares of Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad stock, known as Northwestern
common, at $74 a share, and had given orders to a num
ber of brokers to sell this at $74 60. The orders to
hell were subsequently revoked upon Information fur
nished dolemiunt by tlio plaintitl, and a large sum was
made by Mr. Drew. When the stock reached $86 37 H
it was screpted by defendant in full satisiactlon of
plaintiff's indebtedness to him. The ca?e will bo re
sumed to-day. U. F. Blsir tor plalntifi) Aivan Burt
und ex-Judge Fltbiau tor the deiendunt.
BROOKLYN TAXATION.
The following table shows the rate of taxation by
wards in the city of Brooklyn, as levied upon each
$100 worth ol real estate:?
1870. 1874.
Ward*. $ c tit. $ c. m.
First .....???????????????? 3 33 o 3 GO 8
Second 3 33 4 3 50 7
.third 3 33 1 3 60 3
Fourth 3 33 5 3 61 1
FltilK 3 ^6 6 3 62 V
Sixth 3 33 7 2 60 8
Seventh * 3 33 1 3 50 0
Ki?Jith 3 3-19 3 61 4
Xiulli a 34 4 3 60 2
lentil " :lj' 9 3 60 6
K etenth 3 aU 6 3 50 7
Twelfth -1 33 4 3 60 7
'thirteenth 3 oo a 3 18 0
>o?rt?e?ib...... 3 oi i 3 18 4
I ifuentb 2 99 9 3 17 3
SiJtteMtb 3 01 7 3 17 4
Seventeenth 2 trt 8 8 13 4
kikhieeutb 2 97 0 3 14 0
N neteenth 2 ee 1 3 13 4
1 MMDtlelh 3 33 7 ,'t So 4
Twenty-llrst 3 33 4 3 50 6
1 weniy seeond. 3 33 2 3 50 6
'I wenty-lhird 3 33 9 8 50 7
1 went y fourth 3 34 6 3 61 5
Twenty tilth 3 33 8 8 61 1
Average 8 24 0 8 41 1
Tbe redootton since last year is seventeen ceata on
?h?- ?1C0
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. '
Wxbhwoto*, Nov. 20, 1878.
loth* Supreme Coort tfUi Unlied States to-?Uy
tbe following decisions were rendered
No. 00. Home Insurance Company. ?f N*wJ?**'
vs. Baltimore Warehouse ^ompany-trror to the Clr^
cull Court lor tbe District of Maryland.?In ibis caae
it is ilec.dsd tbst a policy of Insurance taken out by
warehouse keeper* again at low or bf.?
merchandise, Ac., tbeir own or beld by ?*???<? trwt,
or in which tbey have an Intereei *''!!*? ??"
tamed >u a deaienaled warebonae, covered the
dise iwell and not merely the interest or claim ol the
warehouse keepers. If the merchandise be destroyed
bv flro tbe assured may recover the .v*'u? re
goods, not exceeding the mm insured, holding tue re
mainier of the amount after satisfying their own
losa aa trustees for the owner* In surti
? ease where the warehoueemen and tne
deposltora lake out policies eoy*rlu* .
aaue goods the second policies constitute double
insurance, and they bear a loss proportionately. in a
cube of contributing policies, adjustment of losa roaae
bv an expert may be submitted to ihejury, not aa evi
dence of the l?cta ataied therein er as obligatory, but
lor the purpose ol assisting ibe Jury tu calculating me
amount ot liability ol tbe Insurer upon the several
hypotheses of fact mentlonod In the adjustment*. i'
tbey ttnd either hypothesis correct, no part ol a letter
written aa an offer of compromise la admiaaible in evi
dence. Affirmed. Mr. Justice Strong delivered the
opinion. _ ?
N* 662. Morgan v*. State ol Louiaiana?brror to
the Supremo Court of Louiaiana?In this case it was
claimed that certain properly of the Hew Orleans,
Opelousa and Great Western Railroad Company which
had coma Inio the hands of ma plaintiff m error by
purchase was exempt from taxation aa his property,
because it was exempt by law while tha property or
tbe company. The Ooert bold that only a franchise of
a rauroad lompany which is dettned as a right
or privilege essential to the operations of iha corpora
tion, such as the franchise to run ears, to take
tolls', to apuraprlate earth and gravol lor iha bed of Its
road or water for Ua enginea and the like may be
conveyed to a purchaser ol the road aa a purl of the
property ol tbe company. That Immunity from taxa
tion is not one of those positive, rights or privilege*
essential to tbe workiug of the road, out Is personal id
Its character uud Incapable of tranaler without express
statutory direction. Affirmed. Mr. Justice Field de
livered tbe opinion.
No. 47. Steamboat Atlas, &c , va. Pbanlx Insurance
Company?Appeal from tbe (,'ircml Court lor the
Eastern District of New York.?This waa a case or
collision, and the queatlon was upon tbe manner of es
timating the damages. Tbe Court say that subject to
the provision of law-ihat ownera of ships and vessels
are not liable lor any loss or damage by collision, ii o<>
cssiooed without their privity or knowledge, beyond
tbe amount ol their Interest in tbe ship and Irelgbt at
the tine of tbe collision, the damages which the own
ers of the injured vessel ia entitled to recover are
estimated in the same manner as In suits for injuries
to other personal property, and the claim for compen
sation may, in certain cases, extend to losa ol freight,
necessary expenses In making repaira and unavoidable
detention. Ravened, with direction* to revorso the
decree of tbe District Court, aud to enter a decroe in
lav or ol the llbollanta for the entire damages ascer
talned by the Commissioner. Mr. Juatloe CltfTotd de
livered tbe opinion.
No. 78. James Hendricks, plaintiff In error, vs. A.
O. Lindsay et al.?In error to the Circuit Court of the
United States lor the Northern Diatrict ol Now York.?
Mr. Justice Davis delivered tho opinion of the Court,
! affirming tho judgment ol the said Clrcnlt Court in
this cause, with costs and Interest.
No. 103. George M. Wheeler, plaintiff in error, vs.
John Sedgwick, ufsignec, Ac.?In error to tho Circuit
Codrt of the United States lor tbe Southern Distrlet
of New York.?Mr. Chief Justice Waite delivored the
opinion or the Court affirming tho jndgmeutot tbo said
Circuit Court in this cause, with costs.
No. 80. Frank H. Fisher, appellant, vs. R_. R. and
Joseph Craig.?Mr. Cbiel Juatice Waite announced the
decision ot tho Court continuing thia cause.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS.
FIRST LECTURE OP THEIR COURSE DELIVERED
BY REV. DR. DEEMS ON "THE BIBLE AND
MODSBN SCIENCE."
Some time stnee tho Sunday School Teachors' Asso
ciation or the City of New York resolved upon Induc
ing ? number or clerical gentlemen, thoroughly
versed In biblical lore, to deliver a aeries ot
lectures beloro them on topics connected
with tbe Scriptures. These were to be
chosen with a regard to tbo requirement!
ol persons engaged in teaching biblical les.-ons to tbe
young and were to embrace the whole Held of scrip
tural lore, but especially such portions of it aa a com
mon education might leave ono unramlliar with. Last
night Rev. Charles F. Deems, D. D., delivered the Qrst
lecture of thl? series in the Fourth Avenue Presbyte
rian church. Thero was a large congregation present,
and hit presentation of the relatione ol tbe dis
coverles ol modern sotenoe to tbo acrip
turea ware listened to with manirest Interest.
Firat he took up tbe clalma or acme latter day scien
11stil that tho developments ol tbe last fifty years have
gone to lalally tbe book ol Genesis. Tbe fallacy of
such pretension he sal about proving, and argued that
iha Blbl?>was tha repoatlory or truth, ? book written
by divine inspiration and one whlob beara on every
pageaproot ol tta origin; that everything that ap
pears in ii is in accordance with true scienco, emana
ting as it doea from tbo Omniscient. He admitted the
strides made by science toward the enlightenment
of the world and gave due credit to the luveatigators
ol tbe pbeuomena which have pnxxled generations,
but be said thai some ot them, dazzled by tbe brilliancy
ot their dlsooveriea, hurried to raah conclusions and in
lindlng new aouroea or authority hitherto unknown
they unwisely began to doubt tbe primal and most
generally acknowledged source of all authority and to
seek In many ways to disprove it. Seience, he
?aid, baa done many great things. It has effected
wonders In the advancement of tho world's material
interests. It haa laid bare the treasures which but for
it the earth would hold beyond the reach of man, but
it lias not In any way neutralized theae good works by
giving us cause lo donbt tho Scriptures. On the con
trary every curious discovery in gooldgy and the
kindred sciences can be reconciled to the text of tbe
Bible and they only furnish another evidence of ill
truth.
EXPLOSION AT TARRITOWN.
A GAB BOUSE BLOWN UP AMD TWO ME2f
INJURED.
Shortly after eleven o'clock on Sunday night a por
tion of the Tarry town and Irvington Gas Light Com
pany's Works at the former place exploded with a
loud report, causing a good deal of commotion among
tho Inhabitants ot that -village, many ot whom bad
already retired to rest. A number of clllscns
basteued to the scene of the accident, not know
lug what the results of tho disaster might have
been in loss of life and property. It appearod
that a brick structure, detached from the main
works, and combining a receptacle by winch
the local supply oi pa* was regulated, was almost com
pletely demolished, and that two night workmen?
l'airvck Haekult ana his sou?were sonously injured.
The explosion was caused by the giving way of a chain
sustaining an immense weight, which aoied as agaugo
for the gas admitted from the main retorts to tho tank
in the building indicated above. This producod a
sudden rush oi the gas, which noon filled tho place, and,
communicating with a jet of lighted gus, produced
the oxpfcsion. Heiore it occurred, however, Hackctt
and his con hastily entered the building in the hope of
preventing the accident, bnt perceiving at once the
situation jumped throngb a window to save their
lives. The eider Hsckett was ahockJngly burned In the
face aad hands, while the doctor in attendance on him
yesterday expressed his tears that the man had alao
been Injured internally. Ho la still in a precarious
condition. His son was badly burned about the lace,
and In addltioa sustained some severe bruises while
getting out of the burning building. Tne loss to the
company Is estlmatod at about $3,000.
THE HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL.
The crowning victory ot the Hudson River Tunnel
Company, achieved In the United States Circuit Court
!tt Trenton, in the refusal of Judge Nixon to grant an
Injunction, has creatcd quite a stir in Jersoy City.
Tbls is tho last of a continuous succession of victories
won by the Hudson River Tunnel Company in the
courts, and work will bn now resumed without further
delay on the New Jersey shore Judge Nixon
remarked that the action ol the State coarts
In drying ail application*! lor injunctions to prevent the
construction ot Hie tunnel rendered interference on the
pnrtol tbe United States courts, at tbfs stage oltlie pro
ceedings, improper. This Is tho anal Mow 10 tho op
position ol Attorney General VanaUa, who has been
acting at ouce on bebalf of tbe State and as private
coonsel Tor the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad Company. It was rumored yester
day that he had sent In his resifaation to Gover
nor lledle, but the Governor had not recelvod
any intimation of it up to a law kour. CoL Hun kins,
president ol the Hudson River Tunnel Compauy, will
place a large force of men ou the work as soon as the
legal torniH of condemning tho land have been com
plied with. Mr. Henry S. White, counsel for the
company, stated to a Hkkalo reporter last evening
that no larther opposition to tbe construction of the
tunnel Is likely to be offered.
THE GRAY FUND.
The following subscriptions have been received at
tbls ofllce ior Henry Grsy, tbe aged tnau who la seek,
ing a permaneut asylum in the Home for Old Gentle
in en:?
Cry 00 J. 11.8 $100
W 6 up A. M Loutrei ....... 6 10
J. Caldwell SO G. 6 00
Total *21 50
There is now about 170 subscribed of tho $160 re
quired to accomplish the object In view,
MARETZ&K BURNED OUT.
J The burn ol Mr. Max Maretsek, at I'leaaant Plains,
' which was destroyed by an incendiary fire, with its
1 contents, on Mondsy morning last, was only par
i u.iiiy insured. The building and eoatenM were vaW
I ued at $i.ooa
THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
IKPOBTANT MIlTUta YBSTBBDAY?CHANOE8
AK? INCBBASBS BBCOMMBNDXD IV TUB BB
timatbb fob 1877.
The Board of Aldermen met yesterday Id adjourned
?eiaion, President Lewi* in the chair. There were
present within tho Bar a large number of politicians
aa spectators, and a very lull lobby ol tbe "ouiaide"
people, which included very lew workingmen.
A communication wu received from 8arrogate Cal
vin detailing tbe condition of tbe records of bis ofllee
(which od entering office be lonnd not written up), and
talon# lor an increase in tbe appropriation for 1877.
Laid over.
A communication Irom Algernon 8. Sullivan, Public
Administrator, asking for no reduction in the esti
mates ol bis office, was received and laid over.
On motion ol Mr. John Reilly tbe Board went Into
committee of the whole on the estimates tor 1877.
witli lienors! Pinkney m tbe clialr. The following
changes were recommended by vole, the Aldermen
having no power under tbe law to make any change:?
Ihms.
>???? ??.
? 2.?
: s. a * ?>
: l??f
: a-^2.2.
Salary of attorney for col
lecting personal taxes.
Clerk of attorney lor col
lecting pervonal taxes.
Salary of Corporation
Attorney
Clerks of Corporation
Attorney
Salary ot Public Admin
istrator
Contingencies ol Public
Administrator
Clerks of Public Admin
istrator
Commissioners ol Char
Itios and Correction.
Commissioners of Char
Hies ar.d Correction
(relief of poor)...
Police Com mission.
Police Commission
(street cleaning)
Fire Department
Board of Education
Public Works? trans
lers, but no chango in
amount
Surrogate's ofllco
Surrogate's olllce (writ
ing up records)
?City J udge's salary....
City Judge's olQco rent.
"Commissioner of Ju
rors' salary.
"Commissioner ot Ju
rors' clerks
tJudge or Court ot Gen
eral -essions' salary..
Commissioners of Ac
counts
Bureau of l^rmits
City Record
Roman Catholic Found
ling Aavluui
Roman Catholic Pro
tectory
Eighth 'District Court,
lor rent added
Tenth District Police
Court, added for rent.
Proposed insrease of estimates
????"!!? 1lt u ?????*. are Uxod by law?
fTni? iittiu in for mcaiietigttr.
The Committee rose, reported progress and asked
leave to sit again. After tbe transaction of some rou
tine business tbe Board adjourned.
*6,000
1,200
4,000
6,000
4,000
2,000
840,000
3,271,200
750.000
1,283,520
3,088,352
33,000
12,000
4,000
0,001
12,000
3,000
7,500
23a,6tw
242,000
$0,000
2,000
6,000
7,500
3,000
740,000
100,000
3,418,020
1,350,000
1,24?.3K6
4,738,352
37,000
8,000
15,000
1,000
15,000
15,000
13,000
6,000
8,400
253,000
275,000
$1,000
2,000
2.600
1,000
1,000
1,000
147,420
800,000
15,806
760,000
4,000
8,000
3,000
1,000
11,000
W.000
1,000
3,000
17,600
UO0
15,000
3a, ooo
3,000
1,500
.$1,628,486
THE PERILS OF THE PARKS.
COMMISSIONER MABTIN's VIBW8 OK THB PRES
ENT CRISIS?&OME HEW FACTS.
Mr. William R, Martin, President of the Department
of Public Works, was visited yesterday afternoon by
the writer lor the purpose of ascertaining from him
any now facts boaring upon tbe subject ol his letter
which appeared in yesterday's H skald. Mr. Martin's
attention was drawn to tbe various comments of the
press upon the matter of managing the Park Depart"
ment The gentleman smiled quietly, and re
marked that considering the sourco irom whence
the unfavorable portion of these comments emanated,
he, being accustomed to such things, was not disposed
to give them much importance, and preferred to hold
his own opinion with regard to tbe department over
which he presided. Ho believed too much money
went to koep up the park police iorce, and too little
to tbe repairing of roads and sidewalks, particularly in
tbe Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth wards. Tbo
Commissioners saved about $00,000, and this
?honld be appointed for tbe purposes Indicated
in the letter which Mr. Martin published yesterday.
The police work, which formerly cost $150,000 could
now be done lor $90,000 a year. With regard to tbe
published statement about nou-re<lnction of laborers'
wages, it was true, and this class of help rocelve, as
allogcd, $2 per day. And as to the charge that the'de
parimcnt is an asylum for "played out" politicians
Mr. Martin remarked that he would like to know
the man's name belonging to such a category
and wbo is on the list oi employes. This the commis
sioner qualilied as one of those wholesale untruths
that any one can say without expecting to be called
upon to prove the assertion. The truth is, that all
that class ol men huve been "reformed" out of tho
service. "This was one ol the points," said Mr
Martin, "upon which I had to defend myself
last winter before the Legislature. 1 published
then my report, aud gave tho names ot the men re
moved and tbe particulars of the changes made.
This was when Comptroller Ureen made his attack
upon the Park department for the purpose of hav
ing the Board smashed up and Colonel Stebbins ap
pointed as sole Commissioner."
Mr. Martain said that he made no threat to tbe
Board ot Apportionment, but slated that it the
money be transferred tbe work will be done
il not, It cannot. Tho Central Park Is, however, all
right. Kvorj'tbing, Including the zoological collection,
is open to tho public. No one will perceive any diflor.
cnce, whether the money bo transferred or not.
About a week ago the zoological section was closed lor
a couple of days, but nothing more. "That,"
said tbe Commissioner, laughing, "was what started
this wbols thing. Tho collection was closed because
the number of men employed abont it had to be re
duced on account ol the scarcity of funds." Tho
Bourd of Apportionment always made oxcusos about
not transferring tbe money, and when two dsys ago It
was sscertalned that they wouljl not do this, the forces
at werk in the parks had to be very materially reduced,
li is the duly ol the Park Commissioners to make esti
mates that will cover aft expenditures. Tnis wss
dono, and $20,000 were asked for the pavement In
City Hull Park. Only $10,000 were given, and, as the
public knows, the work was but halt finished. And so
it Is with other similar matters.
SAYINGS BANKS ECONOMICS.
To THR EniTOR OF TRK HBHjILO;?
Your correspondent "H." la mistaken Id attributing
the failure of savings banks in this city to the building
of "marble paiaoes" (or the use of these institutions.
I know ot no bank that has tailed, which built a Hoe
building oat ol its reserve fund above its dividends.
A savings bank is ih the same position as a newspaper
association, lite insurance company, or bank of depoalt
which builds with lu profits, ekclusivo of the divi
dends and expenses. It requires at loast $10,000,000
deposits to compete with other institutions, that sum
properly and legally Invested, pays an Interest of about
(676,000. The usual dividend would be $000,000, leav
ing an ample amount for current expeases, and a
surplus for a suliablo and safe building. Unsalaried
olHoers are much more dangerous to the welfare ot the
bank than well paid one*, who are not tempted to
enter Into speculations which may end lu disaster.
It i* alleged mat the Third Avenue Hank lost largely
in l'acltlc Mall, and the Bond street ilank tbrougu lra
8roper counsel. Another bank bad $300,000 valueless
outbern bonds, for wnich the bank waa charged par.
Other banks of depoalt not savings banks?via., the
Security and Stoyvosant?tried the experiment of
unpaid president and chcap clerks; they failed, without
a tkne building on their hands and tba widow
and orphan sullored. In France the workiug man has
an opportunity of purchasing a government bond tor
100 francs and apwards, which is better tor him than a
savings bank and better for the country as It keeps its
bonds at homo making it Independent, Inatead of
being, so to tfpcuk, a colony. The assets of a savings
bauk diiter irom that of a bank deposit. They con
sist Kirst, of cash on hand; second, bonds anu'tnori
gages; third, gorornmont stocks; fourth, ally and
county bonds, all of which will bo found rogiiierod.
ltespectluliy, JOHN M.lCK, 305 Fifth avenue.
HEMPSTEAD llESEItVOIIt.
The hearing of testimony before the referees ap
pointed by the Brooklyn City Court, to decide upon
tne merits of the suit brought by the coutractors for
the Hempstead Keservolr tgalosl the city to recover
$178,000 alleged to bo ilue lor "extra services," waa
resumud id tho Common Council chamliers yesterday.
William A Fowler, Commissioner of the Board of City
Works, testified at length with reference to the initia
tory measures connected witn tho Increase or the
water supply of Brooklyn and the construction of tbe
Moriigo reservoir. Tho oily baa boen reaeivmg water
Irom this reservoir lor about two yearn, sometimes aa
much aa ftuo,000,000 gallons a monih. For iwo years
the entire water received Irom the atream came
through that re?ervo>r. Kaward H. Knowles instilled
as to the engineer work performod by htm on the
reservoir. I.owoer Smith and Van Brant Bergou also
teslllled as to certain plaua and specifications of a
routine cbsracter, and the referees adjourned illl utla
forenoon.
THE BILLIARD TOURNAMENT.
TM omixo CUIUS LAST JTVMIHO? JOB
DIG* AND BUDOLPHB TBI WIN NEBS.
A Mr audience attended the opening of (be billiard
tournament at Tammany Hall last evening. There
were two games played, tbe Dion brothers being the
contestants In tbe first, and Radolphe and Sioeaon in
tbe second. The betting on the flrat game waa in favor
of Joe Dion by nearly three to one, Slosson soiling for
two to one against Radolphe. Tlio Dion brothera ap
proached tbe table shortly alter eight o'clock, and
William Deianey was chosen referee.
TUK IN KMT UAMR.
Joe Dion won tbe string, bat failed to connt. He re
peated the operation in bis nest two innings, Cyrille
in the meantime securing but 6 points. Joe made II
ou his fourth inning, which Cyrille followed with &
On the tenth inning Cyrille made a bad mlss-euei
which caosed him to change hia cue for another. Not
withstanding the small difference oi one-sixteenth 01
an Inch in tbe diameter of the balls used It waa ver^
evident tbe playera had not tbelr usual command ovei
them. In attempting to connt and pasa a ball for po
sition many shou were missed which ordinarily would
be easily made. Tbe Qrst play of any note waa mad*
by Cyrille on bis eighteenth inning, lia started
nicely and secured 93, wbea a slight miscalculation,
owing to tbe amallness of tbe balls, caused him to
miss an easy aboL a score of 10 on his next plajr
made the game stand,
j. Dios, 67? c. i>ioM, 102.
He did not k*ep tbe lead long, however, for Jot
toolc the balls aloug tbe side rail, where be found
them, and gathered 43 before be scattered them. He
retired with 4^ taking the lead by 10 points. From a
?ertes of very difficult sbota Cyrille took 10, making
tbo game oxacliy uvon. Joe lollowed with a good
run ot 38, which put him just half way
ovi-r the road. To this be added 29 on bis twenty
fourth play. Again on bis next inning alter some upon
play he got theiu in close quarters on tbe eud cushion
aud lyiuiod them in tbo corner at t(l polnta. He tried
hard to turn tbom to the sloe rail, but was compelled
to scatter them. He ran up to 86 by open play and
unsuccessful efforts to bring tbom together. He bad
now wuiy 33 points to make, while Cyrille, who kept
pluylng poorly, bad soorod but 127. He made 12 on hia
lollowlug piny, when Joe finished the game with au
average ot 10 6-7. Tbe following ia
tiik -scons:?
JOSKPU Dion.
Innings. Runs.
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.
6.
7.
8.
V.
10.
11.
ia.
13.
14.
15.
la.
17.
18.
ly.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
26.
20.
27.
2*.
Total.
0
0
0
16
20
22
32
i U
3
40
46
46
621
56'
66|
661
u0|
69l|18.
57 j 110.,
112| 20.,
150| 121.
150|122.
1611 23.
19?)li24.
27*, 1125.
277,|26.
277 27.
300||
CYK1LLK DION.
Inninyt. Hutu.
2
0
3
8
4
0
13
16
2
8
0
1
10
1
0
1
?l
2o|
10
10i
?
31
o|
61
1
01
12
Total*.
2
i
6
13
17
17
30
4fl
48
66
66
67
67
68
68
69
69
92
102
112
118
121
121
127
128
121
144
TIIK SKCUMU UAMC.
Rudolpbe won the lead and played for 2 polnta.
Slosson retired with 1 point and Kudolpbe scored a Ok
Slosson then put in 3 points and "slipped up." Ru
dolpbe went at them carefully ufnd seemingly., full of
confidence. He knocked them around for 19 points
before be brought them under control. He held them
dangerously closo lo the '?crotch" up to 46, when hs
missed un easy massi!. Slosson then started with s
masse, with all tbreo balls up against the side cusn.
ion. He scored Irom lbs opposite baok, however, and
aud drove tbcm arouud lor 20 points when he missed.
'Rudolpbe opened tho fltth innnlng with a splendid
"tine'' shot, and alter scoring a few points raa
the balls In tbe same corner where ha had
them but a few momenta previous^ Ha
kopt them there till be made 30. whea
he ''slipped up," leaving them In good shape foi
Slosaon. The latter, alier a lew allots, osaie neat
losing them, but recovered with a pretty mass*, which
brougbt them close to tbe rail. Ho beld-tbam then
for 36, when bo waa foroed to acparate tbem. He ro>
tired with 38 points. In bis secoud play following
Slosson did some splondld playing m tbe a?
curacy of hia judgment in.striking and gatberin|
the balls. Alter mating about 36 they got away froia
him, and be spent seveial sbota trying to coax the ia
back. At 45 bo passed the second object ball, bul
caught it on hia return, scoring a "scratch." which
caused groat laughter. Ho iniaaed tbe next shot. TM
average up lo this time by both players had b?aa
splendid,.hut a succession of misses on "both si ilea re
duced it. Slosson was tbo drat to recover and mada
10 pointa by brilliant play, the game standing ?
BLuaSON 118, RUDOLPHS 86.
Slosson improved his lead by 36 points on his second
next play, while Rudolpbo scored a miss. Again Slos.
son weut at tbem, and by alternate close aud opo|
play held them till they netted him just 50 and gav|
him a load ol 112 points In the game. Rudolphe wont
at them In turn, and agalnat very poor lack in gettln|
the balls ingood place.ran tbem up to 62 before bringing
them well in band. They got in a bad place agaia
after a lew ahots, but a beautiful masse resiored
tbem. At 61 they "lro?;" on him, and he tifissed
Irom the slnug. Slosson lollowed with 4 points, mlsa
lng a simple draw from the cuahion. In his next play
Radolphe mxt with the same bad "breaks," and sat
down arter making 13. Slosson bad the same expos
rience and oounted only 4. Rudolpbo secured 30 pointa
on the next inuing, wblcb left bim but 16 in the rear.
Slonson played for 1, and Radolphe startod again and
got 14, leaving the game
Kl'OOLPHK, 211 ; RL0880K, 214.
The former on his next play iook the lead by a ran
of 14 points. Slosson made 11, which put tbam 224
points each. Tbe game was now closo and
exciting and each player waa In tarn ap
plauded by his friends. On his twenty-third
play Slosson took 13 point*, which Rudolph*
followed with 22. Slosson tben went in lor 39, leaving
bim bat 21 lo go. Rudolpbe, with 49 to put blm out,
found tbem In good position when ha atarted, but lat
them go at IS. Slosson, who mado ono in the mean
time, now scorcd 16, leaving bim 6 to go. Rndolpba
mado and opening shot that brougbt great applaase,
and ran 22 leaving blm 9 to go. Slosson made 2. Ra
dolphe missed. Slosson did the same, and Rudolph*
went in tor 9 and g tme, averaging 10 10-20.
Tbe following ia
Tua scork:?
Rl'DOLPHK.
8LOS SOX.
Inning*. Run*. Total.
2
2
4*
49
79
81
K1
84
84
84
86
?.i
9il
9''
.154
1?7
107
197
211
22.'i
220
22fc
221.
'261
?m
209
90)
291
aw.
Inning*. Runt. Total.
1
3
?JO
0
38
id
0
0
0
0
10
1
30
.'50
4
4
0
1
0
1
14
1
l:
39
1
If.
1
4
24
?24
02
108
108
108
108
108
118
119
16.1
20 5
20V
218
213
214
214
215
220
227
240
270
280
295
2B7
2VI
To-night Carnter will play SIomoii, and Jaaurke Dal)
Jacob Sharer.
THE MEKBIOAN-HAMME^LL TRIAL.
In the Supreme Court of King* county, baton
Judge Barnard, yesterdsy, the esse of tbe People va.
Sarah C. Merrigan was called lor trial. General Ben la
mia F. Tracy, wbo, *lib P. Ready, are counsel fw
Mrs. Merrigan, tbe alleged murderess of Margaret
Uammell, stated that bis client bad twles been tried
for tbe crime and In each instance tbe Jury bad disa
greed. She had been out on bail, tbe amoant being
$5,000, and he bail not supposed that it was tbe Inten
tion of tbe District Attorney to again place ber on
trial lor ber life. Two ot the most important wit
nesses lor tbe deftenoe are residing In tho .State of
Iowa, and It would he necessary to send a com mission
to tbal State to obtain tbeir testimony. Anotber wit
ness is living In lrelsnd, and be (counsel) btimg en
gaged In the Hempstead Reservoir reference esse was
not ready to amlst In tbe delence ilnrlng the present
term ol the court. Assistant District Attorney Mooro
thought thst tbe case ttbould b<> tried at onoo as be
bad thirty witnesses, and it wss Inconvenient to bars
them lose their time In this way. Tbe Court concur
red with General Tracy's views and set down the trial
of Mrs. Merrlgan for the first Monday In January, 1871
SERIOUS SCALDING ACCIDENT.
Miss Mary De Forest visited friends at No. 181
Academy street, Newark, yesterday, coming from bei
home In the couplfy. Being tired, sb* lay down on ?
lounge near the store. Awaking suddenly, she sprsng
up. and somehow upset on neraelf a large kettle ot
boiling water. Bbo wss resided shockingly, so that
sbe hsd to be removed to ths hospital. Her injuries
are serious, but it Is hoped not latat

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