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How Hanlan Won the La chine Boat Race. rHOSE CIPHER DESPATCHES. Indignant Denials of the Alleged Bargain and Sale. Sine* lb* recent llatilnn-Courtuey race at Lacbine there has been much cagernusa to learn the real txplanation ol ttie peculiar clrcumeluucea which rendered ibe result somewhat suspicious Very pertinent questions bays been asltod about tb* threatened lonl at tbe flnish and tbe seeming Iresbnesa ol Mr. Courtney wben ail waa over, and more especially is an explana tion required of tbo singular despatches winch weje sent by one ol bis backers shortly betoro he roved. These despatches caused tbo belting to change so suddenly that many ol Courtney's iriends lost their previous cooQOeuce and became paulc ?tricken. Members of tbe press have constantly bo set him lor the real lacir, uud bo lias sullered greatly from excitement aud Irom tbe stigma which has aeomod to lusteu upou him. As he had re cently said that ho would o? glad to submit to un examination uuder oath by the correspondent ?I tbe UKKALb about anythiug connected with the race, the latter spent last Wednesday with him and obtained Irom him the following sworn response* to Ibe several questions which were propounded 10 him. Alter auswering sume preliminary questions about tbe statements bo had made to bis Iriends about bis ability to compete with Hunlan, Mr.*Courtney was naked:? cocrtney's despatches. Q. Durmg your slay in Canada uid you at any tlme telegraph auy out anywhere? a. Yes, 1 tolegraphed borne, ami I've got the wei-a.iges bore now. Mr. Courtney produced the following:? , j Lacuisk, Quebec, 24. 187a Received at Union Sprint;*. N. V . f. j(. Everything all rijcb-, Ustb written. Tell' folks have written iHcm, CUA&JLE8 E. Uol! UTNEY Addre?*ed to Lowur. ? , . ? Lacuink, Quebec, S>?26, 1878. Received at Lmoa bprioirk, 12 M. I. K. CoUKT.MKY ; ? ?-end drait by mail, quick. Make It lar.e a* possible. Don t disappoint, telegraph where you send It. CUAULhn t. CoUKTNEY. Q. Are these two all the despatches you lent any where while you were in Canada? A. I tbiuk they are. 1 don't remember any others. If titers were My they didn't amount to anything. Q. Did any part ol tins message refer In any way to betting on the race or your prospects? A. No; not a lb log. Q. What money was this you referred to In tns de spatch to him? A. Il wan money John was to send II be could raise any. l'he despatch was in answer to this one:? _ ? ? ? Union Strings, SeDt. 25, 187a To C. E. Courtxet:? Letter received. Is there any chauce to luveat ? Parker waota to know. Au.wer. J. K. COLKTXfct. Q. Who is Parker? A. It's U>wry. We call him Old Parker here, it's bis nickname. Ho then testified that be remembered sending no ?tber despatches Irom Canada tban these two; that bo asked no one else to telegraph for him; that all is party?namely, Webster, Brister, N. B. Eldred, Robert Larmon and Burt Brown?saw all messages sent or received by hiui; mat said Burt Brown. in stead ot being, as the newspapers bad It, "a Union Springs banker," was a colored servant, who took sare ol the boats, and that bo was not in New York ?lty shortly before the race. Q. Keport said be was 10 New York city just be fore the race betting against you. Is this trne? A. I know be wasn't. THE REPORTS ABOUT HELLING TBI RACE. Q. Did any one in Canada over tell you that be was going to telegraph to Union Springs, Auburn, Now York or elsewhere that Banian was going to win, or words to that effect t A. No, sir, I never heard any ?och remark made. Q. D;d J. H. ijrister send many despatches from tiauadar A. 1 didn't see uim send any: 1 think he told me be sent oue to Ooorgo Watson, out I'm not tor* y Do you know what this despatch said? A. No. y. What other despatcbos did J. H. Brister send from Canada? A. 1 don't know. y. Do you know ol bis recoiving any >lespst?bes there ai all? A. 1 do not Courtney then testitied that he bad seen no other lespatch to or Irotn Hnsicr ol any moment; that be tnew nomine 01 Brister telugrapmng in cipher till tfter he got home, nor did be know 01 his writius anv letters. " "IS A SCRAri," but confident. Q. Did you write m.y letter Iroui Canada? A. Yes, twu; ooo to my wile, uiaku g lun ?f the cookiug; the stber to Lowry, but it was ol uo account; 1 told blm i tbouglit we uad got ourselves in a scrapo on that course, out 1 Ibougnt 1 couid wm. Courtney then said that since coming home be beard one Perry aua Billy Cosgrove, of Auburn bed been in New York ueiore the race, but that he* does Dot inhere iLai Perry bot, nor bad u e any com mom* canon witu thsm beloro the race. Now, I'll tell yon whet 1 iblnk. I thinu there luay h..ve been des patcnes sent irom Montreal with my nam* signed to tti" in. y. Did you destroy any letters or despatches re ceived by you while In Canada? A. No, sir (em phatically). ' 1 (J. Where arc tbose you received? A. 1 hoy are here nil 1 got. (Mr. Courtney produced about ten lettors, all friendly and cootaimng notbiug seemingly suspicious.) y. ibese are all, are tbuy? a. in?se sre all, I think; 11 I have any others ibey are all in the ssme tone. NEVER ASkKD TO SELL. y. Did yoo ever buve auy oiler Irom any person whatever, or Buy persons to^uihor, of any money or any other iodiiceinent II you would io-e the race? A. No, sir j I've never bsu any olfer ol auy wonev er anything else to lose this race. y Did auy one ever come to you beiore tbe race anu hintat auy sucu thins? A. Ob, yea, hundreds 01 them. y. Wnst did thevssy? a. Well, ibey didn't dsre to talk to ine about it. They aaid bow much I could B'k" il 1 would losu it. y. Tell me one such person who came In Canads ? A. W ell, there was nuoody ever cuint uesr me in Canada. It carau up h? re at borne Just in ordinary conversation, but uo mot was niado ol auy oiler. 1 limply mean general talk, not only on this race but ?n every other race 1 ever went into. y B id you ever any oiler ol a' part or tne whole of Ibe (6,000 pot up oy tbe citizens 01 Montreal? A. No y. Did you ever bsve any Ulk with Hsnian where Bo one else cou.lt hear What Was said ? A We've met out ou the river and taiked about oar boats and bow won they carried ua, out o?ver where pienty couldn't see ua We were always rignt on tueceurse, you know, where we coum see every move. y Did be ever say anything to you about allowing him to wiu or words to mat effect ? A. Ni, he never asked tue to lot b-tn wiu tne race or ever tnlked about wtcniiig it. ibe liulo cuss, be tuougut be Could Uoal me easy y. Nor any b ut Irom blm In that direction ? A. ri o, y. Nor irom any member ol the llanlan Club ? A. No. y. Did Htnlan ever tell you that h? tbourht you could oatrow him, or words to that effect? A. No, sir (with emp.iasis). H* never did, aod 1 dou't oo lleve or ever thtiugnt so either, what'* more. Courtney continued tnat be bet |l,,'(oO in all, $1<iO cl which was mi own, that |ioo ??ui as already mentioned and ih rest in o s pool oo*. y Who put It in? A. Jam is H. Brister. y Wuere was this pool box? a. lu Montreal or Lacbise or somewhere. 1 didu't see it, ldldn'tsee them nell aty pools ibere at all. y. Hew io you know he put it in? a. 1 don't I know. I've got bis word lor it; thst's ?IL 1 know 1 bsven't got It back. y. How much were yon off -red to seti tbe risralogs race? A. 1 was offuieu a tuird of the inouey that was ' In tue pool box. y. How uiucu was that? A. 1 heard $160,000 or more. y. Who mane yon this offer? A. 1 don't want to answer y. Did yon have auy other offer II you would sell that race ? A. No; 1 think not. y. Did yon ever kuow J .ines H. Hrister to hedge t A. No, sir, never. y How much did be bet no this raie with rianlan ? A. I couldn't tell you. 1 mink be had oetweeii $4,000 sud (6 000 lu all. 1 only kuow what he tells 'ue if I saw mm make any bet I've forgotten it. Tbe Human party that were there bud thousands of uoi>ar? where we did not bavu a big cocper com. They tried every way they could to m ike me tbo la vorite. Kvery man who cuine to iny quarters Irom Canada was beaded off and held back from betting ouus on Haitian. Ibey would men go to bis quar t?r?, come bsck snd hot only even. y Did you know the names ol any ? A. No?yes; 1 kuow one lteev s, a csttic dealer: be ottered to bet $80,000 agsiust $.10,ooa y. Why didn't four backers Jarnp at each odds? A Brister sstd be hsd already put up $*,000, 1 in nk with Dave W *rd, on iiaulan, at eveu inouey. Jo ou llavis, I think, helo the stake*. y Vou uon't think it possible that you were Inten tionally su) plied with a poor cook, do you? A. No, 1 don't tbing so at ail. y Of course Webster and Krister might have been betting heavily mat net you snd you know nothing I M, utcjr I A. i don't beueve u neaig-, D'luuy). I don't believe tbey could have done anything Of (tie kind. TUB CIPHSft DKSFATCHS. y Did you ever a despatch reading aa fol. lows?? Lachiki, Sept. 28, 1H78L lint King started T Tell talm biaca i> iceod. J. H. B MISTER. A. No, I never saw any such message. I have heard of It aiuce I gut borne, but never knew a word udoui it till 1 got bore either, y. Did you ever boar bim say tbat ho would call you ??Wbite" or "Black," and Hanlan the opposite f A So. 1 never did; I never knew anything about thai uutil I got home. y. Had you any know ledge before the race that Sam Brister was bearing the Courtney alock ?nd bulling tbu Haulan in or uoar Auburn ? A. I think that that telegram from Mr. Grant bad something to that of leet. 1 don't koow, though. It I dia bear It that's tbu way 1 beard it. y Then tbat telegram did name Sam Briiter, after ail A. No it didn't. Q. How do you know? A- Well, 1 don't know now. 1 kind ol tbiuk there waa aometbiug In it about Sam Briater. y. Can you reoall what It waif A. No. 1 gol, 1 wild completely upset woes they commenced firing inoae nieaaagea at nia there. It kuocked me out of time. y Have you any agreement or underalandine, ex press or implied, wun any oue or with auy uumber or ciao of men under which you are to receive any money m tue luture? A. No, air. Yuu mean in auy way connected with loalng tbia race?no, not a far thing. y. Nor any person or bank to reoeive any tor you? A. No. KOWI.SO TBI HACK 0VIR. Q. Who tosaed ? A. 1 uoa't know, 1 suppose the Judges did. y. Wuat advantage bad It over the other ? A. Had we boio rowed on a straight line there would proo ably have been no advantage. But Dixie Island, a mile ana a ball up, bro*e tbu force ol the ewift down current, and tiiuisn went outside or soutu ot tue straight line to avoid the curreut some nam, and get under the lee of this islaud. It made my first bait mile very hard, and then 1 uonceu tbat be waa very wiueol me, us much aa 200 MM, and 1 sheered out towaru bim, as 1 tound the water wbero 1 was very bard to got over. y. Then mere was no central line ol buoys? A. No, and on tnat course bad toere oeeu ouo ue'd nave bea.eu me three-quarters ot a mile, because be woulU have then kepi out ot tbo current end I'd bave bad to go up auiack against It. y Ail reports agree that your two courses were vory ciose together throughout the race. How could the outer, then, have uoue mm mucb good? A. Kor tue reasons I have Just stated?to keep as close to bim as 1 could. While a stranger would think a straight course the shortest, aud wonder why 1 worked over close by him, It wee really to keep in be hind the island gotug up, and so avoid tne current. Q. Did you ever converse with H >nlau beiore tho race as to how you would distribute your work in tue race and where you would force the pace? A. No (with emphasis.) Nor with anybody else. Q. Had you any talk with htm or anyone about letting mm ieach the stake llrst? A. No. y. What was your plan on which you Intended to row the race ? To get away with the lead and bold it? A. No; I didn't lutend to foree the pace. I wanted to turn the stakebost with him. if 1 could; but 1 couldn't. He had ibe best ot ine going up ou that up trip, because his course, close to iho north side ol the islands, took him directly up to his own state*, while 1, ciose beside bim, loaud 1 had to work sway out sideways over a hundred leet to reach my turn lug boat, all of wbieb hundred feet was just so muou more distance than be hau to row. y. Did you intend to ever let him le?d? A. No; I didu't care much about ttt?t anyhow. y. You havo generally led in your racea with Plais teu, Kiley and otbera about as you lined, setting one stroke ahead and men staying tber*. Why didn't you do that tbia time? a. Well, 1 couldn't do it. (Warmly.) Had, that fellow is a steamboat now and no mistake! 1 couldn't get tbo lead ol oim. y. Did you try to get the lead ol bim? A. Not par ticularly. X worked bard tuougb. Why, iboae fel lows are no more to be compared to Hanlan than nothing tu the world. '?AWTOL FAST Tim." y. Wben did Hanlan Urst spurt? A. I don't know. Couldn't tell. We both did some pretty tall rowing up oebind that island, and we went last, too. 1 tell you the time we made coming home on tbat two in ties *nd a hull, considering the condition ol the water, was awful time. y. Were vou pulling your very utmost at tbo time be begau to draw ahead? A- Where was that? Go ID* u&' . 0B th. oatauetcb. A. No; nor b. neither. i/?.? ao rough mn *? oouldu't gel in our lull strength sometime. we would ba?e to i ? h.n .iroice to catch in. water at all. 1 *?? ?b?rt bali itrolc u ?nil I Rue.. be wti, ?"iton 1 came d.raed near uoiug it once. & ST'.w'o.g o." right bro.ua.da acrcm. the "?S"?; the first ballot thea?cond mil* yon caught u^i l lnd oi" mm till yon had niwoat drawn K. ?? ?J.-m?~S25 !EB* "i"w> /?????"" "?? iboB WbTt.dyounot .Uy In your own water. Iter i in 111*111 l&l.ud and iroui mere to the aiaae T L? Vo?i? l'a "" n.d t, uoo auch a current Ue Tto^d'y.'u nS "'.?be"llep^u.'ad oi tUm ere^ t?oh oi Ltti w?y UK the coum. uad you ouoae lot A. Noj ir?o'.tir^ la ..Id to hare maintained tuia le.u 1 mS*.o." a,a you uTave"parted up and urawu lerelt q CouldnH you ?a?? aparvea ?m l(le ,u,t *? , jila niU itwaattnt X. no.*, of Hi. boat hall oi tne nun a ^ ^ g>y whlcn "B? !?8?hr.' iMi nalf waa each in hla own courae f A No "we w." both ateermg lor that big Brliuh flag t the' ".0* 0. boat UouM. I waa. and think he waa, "Vftd y"#r;.r ha*. any undemanding with him VnaT'made^roa '""'loAifi. A ma. named O'Maherty, who waa the railroad agent mere, aUTiaod a Tb?a boom h? nearly ran into waa how far trom *?' v*-* iht iio=o 01 my boat waa up paat ola outrlggar. Xr V turned* neatly ^ha^V^u'prt hara with luyTeii til. 1 c,S!r.d him. ta.u with ooto h%naUrS.^^b^mm-.th.T.^,n.hin^ T&-rcisra7 o Di J OU not mink ne aeeoyed you cwae oototbe boom, and vh.. turD.d .barp ?:/??????? ?? b"uw l*'u ?Ha*'e>Toa 'aay^eaaoS^to' lhlnk that 0'Haberty ^Jfi fo wSi yov 10 .igbt toe Britian tta* on tue r"h boat house purpoall* to mislead you, it being L"b ? or.hanu to abilt tbe boat house dur.ng arr*og ^ becaa.a at the aame tuna be told ^ bo\b tbe* boat bou.e and the wharf, either one, '"a P?'po"?' -oWh.t beathon^f A ** Jet 7a. p.op.o oa It ?o that ih.y oould a- tbo f.'.a . bey Charged tbem |6 e .en T-a.a coKbiT.oa AT TH? r.w?a o What condition were >ou in r A. I waa tired. 1 tireuer au uour alter the race than 1 waa wnan 1 got out.oi my ^"Yialing that you oould not take a . y" "H i'iT. utnger oi t.iliug out o. the Inn airolt otCaUM ui toe rougu water, wbiob w^lbMetiu.e'.-ab.d.tlhellni.b aa at any other u?"You atoVped rowing beiora you got to the Onlah. did yea" A N*; ??""> lo lrom rua ? o* Ifanid'y^u bare cat blm In two baiore he cro.aed ^ , .h ilM when bo turotd out irom that project 'og doouiT A. Ye. (with empuaale). Beiore ue d gT TbV.! Whatarer ya might do ... he iairly outrowed yea that day and that tr*caT A. Ye. be did. r .. Cbarlea B. Oaertaey, being daly.wwr* ItM tne at>?Te ?u.?<ir. to too IoioiJ'.iu^ S.v.?"??" ?'??? Xw? . ik? ?d.?orato b.'lor? in*, tbi. 10'h uctobor. " ??t-ry c^u-" '-ou,,tr M-.?. M iv^rd :i:% puhlianeil |uat belo Co>r,B;ri orotuer Jonn had Ugly looK. ??4 lormer mat he wa. io loaa tue race. "^"1 I. ?,n? afflduvit will diipo.a of that atory in a ibefohoeing johu'a oeigbbora add that oeaide ver, l?w ?o^?- J*bVroi *?f be pubucly offered to bei'on'bim^alltnat .ay one w,.ula loaa uirn on hi. ^it iftn. bo? -"d "ora.bop - I i/ c-y-r.. w ?u::~ rn:. .. I C"nrti.?r. ?eiaa "?'* h ?xceiit lue rao.?.?. ?>? *e? , lett- '. e.V- wll,? written ,u??-*o iroui ?? ' .^"y'eT'iSmm."l.?U"n'r -???* ?' wnitaa, h.m'durlag bn reo.at ?t.r at )l|??",r"*-(;0VRTMET. v a .,.,i . .era to b.for. m?, tUl. int. d.? or hau^r.b^a and ^?e? Noi.f/ faollo, Cajoga October, i oounvy. .aiiTaa'a Br*ra?a^?. or iiir.o to It-rrand two to Wat?oa. and He'lde* ?w? w three ^ Ua M,l)Wj0, opiet o? ? aceat >ne t.at i > r b ms uf ,t mv rtqne,? f,Uie ',aa I tba ???P"taiie? .e bare to! there .moe cbarlea It. ... dor.a - "J Sepiemner, Coeitney weal to uaea ?oltt?AU 38. I87H. To" "aiata.'--^ v??? black la good tell Mm. lie. uin? .terted ? Yoaroiac. a ^ (1 BlUgTKR. Liacmna, Hepw 30, 1H7H. To B. n*i?Tra:- ln..rnetloni Ch.rle. will call. Veur Cull at ho??e 'or . ,D|.?ald. I'ell liim l"o* lor bi?c. i? ri>.ht lell him water .piano. ^ ^ HKI.-TKR. doepaten on arrl??l. LAC??aa. **0i. 3". ??7? T?uVl.""t.Bu,,^r."t:"baah fer General Kn.pp troat fond. AL"",*f L.cmaa. Oct. .117a To "aiataB:- What Haie did Charlie iUvm /on ii.rpo.ited ehec* " w?>a j ^ ggiS)'gK, ?tart ? Aii>w?r. CtPHBB CAIU>. 8. Bm?w*:? C??uriney, I HmUn, white. I black. 0#0_ ^ Certain Coartaey. Doabtfal. HaaUn. to Wat.on. .1 nroe? Kerr. m' lb Hough. Weath^ Pl.a-.nt meant Ceerta.j, -e.tber .mooth "optionte" llanlaa. J- *'??? White, j?* vwue r-I had teld him th- awe meant anything like f?Torable, r -ferrlne to water, really referred to t'otirtney. and tbe contrary to llanlan. 1 lie two despauhe- a-.out acheck rater to a ciieck tor WU> I had drawn ou Hie Cayuga County Hank. I lett the check In roi store with a memorandum that Ham w*t to band It to General Knapp ae a part ot the mam stakes. at I had to leave lor Lachiue. My only object >ai to have my brother Sam. who had really do uionev to bet. talK op Haitian. but not to bat ?nr that way. Hut Kerr. King an i Wataou ha<l money to place, anil tula wai sent to theiu hone tly and squarely a* friends. Courtney't (rtetnia here in Aubaru were bettlnu two to one ou. him. Some Inends ol Courtney here had bet tM on llanlan to $100 ou t ourtuey a> a John, at their called it, and then went to Montreal and bet oa Courtney; buaxbt pools on blm there Juat to hedge away what they wrre oat Here. M hen kerr got hlit despatch he ran right over here and compared with Sam, who allowed bit despatch. Then Kerr W'k fright aud teletrapiied to Kelly A Huts at 1 am told. In New V rk. with whom he had money, aad >aid In at the race waa aold and not to pat a dollar on Courtney. 1 hit was tlie tucret of the whole toari'. a despatch then came to bldted Irom J Lewi* Grant asking if there wat auy truth ill the story that Courtney bad toid the race. Me answered Indl llantlr and era pnatically, "So." Webster and I then took Courtney to one tide and aa-ted if there waa any truth in this story thai he bad told the race. We laid that these reports were being circulated and it wat our right to know. He laid that there wat nothing lu it ?<> tar at he knew . that It was Just at he hail alwavt told me if the water wat tinootu be could win; It ll wa? rough it wou d be uncer tain. I lost nearly <JO on tha race. I also bet #3,000 on Courtney lor other people. Webster old not to my knowledge bet one cent on Hanlan. aud I do not beileve be did at all. JAJth.1 H. BK1STKK, In nresenue of William Blalkle. AUSUUM. Oct. lb, 1878. THE ALLEGRO'S TRIP. BOW THE emw or TBE CBAFT LEABNED ALL ABOUT CLAMS?A NAVAL JUNK SHOP? BEMINISCENCES OF TBE WHALEMEN'S TBOLBLOU8 TIMES IS THE LONO AOO. Port Wasoisstox, L I., July, 1878. It Is lortunato that all men do not feel toe irresisti ble charms ol early morning on the water. II they did potatoes would be more rare than poems. Lutle Neck Day wai beautiful this morning as tbe sun rose. Tbe still water was like a snoot of mother-ol-pearl set in tbe deep greeu bills. A hundred boats rippled Its surface and many sails gleamed in ihe bright light. Tbe bouts soon anchored here and there and the fish ermen began their work. A gentle breeze soon blew, and then tbe sloops came In irom tbe Sound and trawled near the shore. They moved about with easy motions, wearing tbelr courses like tbe mazes ol a dance. I puddled about the bay lor an hour to ei>Joy the scene. Tbe men were merry at tbeir work and cuafled one another, or sang In load voices that ran far over toe water. 1 came at last to an old man who seemed eonsecrated to the sea. His wrinkled sun burned lace was tipped with shags of gray brows and beard. He worked bis rake wun tbe easy bwing of long habit, und all his meltons had the roll ol the sea. As I drew near he scanned the sky under the ?un. where a thick mist was gathering. A CLAM CUAl'TKR. "Do you think we'll have a storm to-day T" I asked. "Well, air, we may net to-day, but to-morrow we'll get a nor'easter, I'm ihlnKln'." His voice rose alowly I* the word to-morrow, and then leu. As a swell comea up, breaks on tbe point, and tben runs quietly back, so the old man's voicj rose and fell In abort, but easy periods. ?These are tbe celebrated Little Neck clams, are they ? How many of them are taken out el this bay in u season t" "Now you've gone too deep for me. But I guess there's about ono hundred and fifty boata fish bero every day. and thuy get about three bushels a day, aud thore's the sloops besides. Maybe live hundred bushels a day come out of this little bay." "Are they replanted ? or does any one protect lb* ui t , ?No. sir; they lost grow ol tnemeives, and th.y'T* never gi?? ?P ibeM ,orl* lr,,r, VV* r?"*w#d clammin'." At ibe Oriental Grove any sensitive person seeking ?n emotion oau obtain, tt by regarding the rocks about the landing. Tue hooest beseb rocks, wboso soars and colors were mollowed by a long llie, nave been whitewashed. THIS Is s mournful mistake; the man who did It held the wrong end of the brush. Further on I lound asmall yacht anchored on the reel al Hewlett's Point. A gentleman put off in the .awl to some rocks and beia a ttsh line in bis hand and an umbrella over nts bead. X ooarded the y acbl ana loand the party to be trom near Milford, and oat like mvsoll on an excursion. Some pleasant banter abuutme relative menis ol tbe Allegro anu the yacht on.y increased my contentment with tue tidy, com ?aci independent and beautiful canoe. * MA.1HA8SKT. is.nhaaast Bay is a deiighiiul bit ot scenery. Tbe rrH". ol water rnns inland between ra?Ung bills, diversified w.tu Belda ana forests. villas . ti?..? haacbes and meadow* ol tall gra.s meut fnK ?e efavofc Here aud there tue hills break ofl In ft-: a'"coinmand"n g ^fhe^.t^oTS ?sjn.arv-ss So you go on, flouting by successive views narrows'and?ifnally "stifps at'tabe'ad o"salt mesdows, a winding creek and the hills close 'round, lliejUtile vibase Is a .cattering ol plain houses along he nar eallev ol tue 'mill stream and quiet ponds, Ihe f?.J is Loui "wo bundrad year, o.d Uurt.g the Re vol all on Manhassst suffered Iroin the depredations Ihl wtalsboatmen. lbo old Morrel House, nsar me road crossing the creek, was vislied by these ma raud.rV A party came lo lbo buy to capture rauders. a p?* noar lll0 George CaroeU ai "oop^ t iut r lQrc# landed down tue bay ana proceeded ?'ouii ilie ?tiere ?hii. their oeat kept opposite mem. Jehu Morrel, ou e oI the g u ?rd thit night on the sloop, heard the noise ol their approach aud Urel iu its direction. He muDd himself at onoe between two tires, out luckily oacaoed injury. A? tne sloop happened to bo sgroouu ? h? man made their expedition for nothing. Hui ibey DrneeedecT to John Morrel's house lor s.uslacti.D. iTVorrel, makina tue best of the matter, set ibern ?ui a tiasx oi spirits, and even joined in their saits l.etion The whole party soon became goad humored, aud the wbateooaimea, by excsptl.n. nuail* aaparied without dolug auy miscuiel. A MAaACD,s|o KSBIKlBCaXC*. Alter vlsllm* the 1-0*1 Offloo aud grocery store i returned lo tbe Allegro at tne wnarl aud resumed my Journey by following down ihe eastern snore ol tue J" . Anoih.rpoiut ol Revolutionary miereai is tbe old mill, whore the shore road crosses u cove. Ii wss Mi telle it's Landing a hundred years ago. A nrutat marauding expedition that visited tms placu serve* S iMMira'eMotner side ol .he wbalebeaimeu On a ine m^nlisht n.gbi, May X?. 178a. six w,,a.eboat; m?n disguised, lauded nt the Clelt near the house Ol ?obo Mitchell ihey crept to bis nursery UUJ tUero lay concealed uutll lbo guard * hal nroittCied til Ol liad loll lu? house, and t" lainny ued retired. 1 hen tuey weal to ihe house, broke open ihe door wiiu a Urge sloue and entered ,hall Wneu they pusned against the door ol Mr. Mitcueli's room he dred through the door and wounded a msn. Ihe robber. Bred, but missed. Jboyst l?n?tu forced ihe door, and tliea beai Mr. Miiebt ll and bis aged lather severely with ihe butt ol lueir guns beiore they managed to escapo and run Vo a neighbor's lor the gu..ra. Meani.m. .ue robbers ?re plundering the room. Mr. Mitchell's young Ton Benjamin, cams down sUirs and lookeu in at ?be door. One ol the robbers, nstuod Jacssou, w'jo nad l.ved iu the Isinny, scixed lue ooy and askea 11 lie kuew mm. Benjamin said, "^eH. ' llieu >oa Mver eu.ii misie," eeiu J^cgsou. leading him out of tue front door. Jacssou theu suol Hie u?y IWioe ii.rouih ihe body, woue sn ucconiplioe held tue lad. Mrs! '^icu'li/aituoogu she b^ia nu inlaut in ber arm. was Jeaten 10. sue lainied. Tue ruffle,is esc it'ied beiore Hie guard arrivou. Mut Jackson was buug two years later ai at Jouus; he th r- couie.e.d hu cr.iue, .oo his despair ol ever uetug lorgivcu tne murder ol lituj'itsiu Mitchell. A KAVAL JCAK SHOP. A naval jun* shop is quite au luieretllng eight- AS 1 uaddled aioug ciomo lo tbe nhoro 1 sUdoeuiy found the beach piled with dismouui*d wheeiuouees, Win Sow less cauins, heavy au.: ligut spars, piles ol old Ufcs punk lull ol spiae holer, cap*U?d capstans, aneea bristling wiin loug rusty bona, aud maeuu every con ceivauie lorm ol old ship materials. A dismantled null at anctior near the snore seeiued a luouruiul wit ness ol desiruetiou. l'ue last remnauia oi a largo aieniaer lay at the water's edge. >0W and theu a man emptied ?v?ir tier ulai * side a wueeibsrrow load oi iron, aea'ea and cmuera Ht r bow nad been clioppud square i,II su<l uer null reduced to a lot* loug snell ol uiaca Umbers, i wo meu ?u the beach wore poundlug and aiuootnins eueeis ol copper mat had been t wisted and reui b/ tearlug mem oil me null. I asked lbs' ">a" ol ine wueoioanow lor me superintendent al iss work. I're-etuly a tall mrfu wiiu reguier, <'?''i iure- aut< brigandish .p;.earsnco, sioou sb?ve ins on me g'tngiiiaitX. His slouched nat and Ins uusuuipl beard and Itair se.med an ambush lor a pair ol eyes reserved end determined. He kepi hie guXJ ou the I A''*l*Usvea't come here la sarrender my ship lor do siruciiou '? I lliougiit it prudent lo explain, ' bui to tearu something tl Ibis ueslruciive industry; now you go 10 wor* to dosiroy old shibs, what they are " llli sa*d 'noibing but ooeunued bis stars and grim "is there a good beach here for sueh a boal as "'"Yet " he lloaliy said, anil then descended into the hull. 1 paddled c?uuou?ly among ibu -ungen llm^ bers'lull ol old iron aud beached the Ailegio al tut ou# ol ilie hu.l while speculating wnai *'"<> "I man ? nrt work I had met. He had come hall way ashore on ih<' a.ngplau* and now stood silently walci.lug ruy boat. I le'i a liltlo uporsnensiv? at his grasping, oaaJr look coupled Willi such ungracious si.elica. However I delermmed to make him talk about hie irade and so adv.uced with conUionos close to Ihe blank' and betweeu blm and the huiL mroKMATio.e osdih DirncpLTitta. I "Who flrst uecidos mat a vessel is t? be de ?"'?Mis inspectors," he ssid, ws.king lown ths plank snd men stopping and running uls hands iu bis pouKeis. . ??I tie inspectors ol whst? ??ol ships. Th?y rajuae ber a esrtilcaie, tbm ?fce ? I adveriised and sold." ??What'* ibe first thing you do id destroying a vol Ml?" 1 said moving up to bis sid.. "Wo tow h?r tat* port aud beacn her.'' Ho moved off iurea steps. ??What next f" "We take out ber machinery, decks, joiners' work, spsrs aud evaryltiicig." He slopped abort aod bard, aa though that were tba lest word, aud moved oil again and lurued hia be It to ma. 1 wont uij behind and said mildly and confidentially over mi shoulder, "What do you do nexl?" Ho turned around in some astonishment aod re. plied, wltb a .bade more suavity, "Wo break up her machinery into piece* that can be handled', 11 heavy shafting la to be brolteu we use uitro-gt) cerine." "Then do you set ber ou fire ?" "No," be aaiu, moving off again and oloalng tbo porthole alter a ducuargo ol tobacco Juice. "Well, then ?" "We tow ber np aa high as aba will float on tba beach aod aa> ber on fire. Then, whan aba'a ourued out, sue'* lighter and we tow ber up higher again and pat ou mora Iteroaane and aat ber on lira. Alter a while all her bolls and metal are le t bara aud we cau get at them and pick tbem up." "What do you gat out ol ber that pays tor Ilia work ?" "Well, some old lumber; and II aha'a a government ship a lot ol copper, audi as bolts and fittings and sheet copper ofl the bottom, lne iron tau't worth much now." "What is done wltb the stuff?" "Ibe paint works buy some ol the coppar and grind It up lor paint; and the louudrlcs melt it." "How long does It take to destroy a steamer?" "1 don't kuow." "Well, guuss.'? "That depends; aome a month, oihara two." "H?w tuauy ships have you broken up here?" "In the lust lour years we've burnt the Gorlah, Albany, Nevada, Rising Star, Macedonian, St. Law. reuce, i'otomao, uod now the Henry Cuauueay, She wan Just a* rotteu aa dirt. Look at that 1" The plank ing crumbled uuder his heel. "What do you pay lor old ships ?" ? ?1 don't Kuuw that; auy wuero from gfi.OOO up to $3u,000. During the war, wh in copper aud Iron woro btgu, there was money in tbeiu, especially in copper lastened government vessels." 1 walked up the gaug plank to !o?k Into the hull or tba lienry Cuauucey. It was a great black aboil ol ch.irred timbers, ail bristling with Iron bona aud braces. When I returned to tbo Allegro the man was eximtuiug her iu silence, but he waa evidoully soltened by her graces, lor bo very kindly uud teu derly helped ine carry ber down to the tide, iiut ha said never a word na 1 paddled away. OI.D CAPTJ1J) UAXTKK'S GCH. l'ort Washington ia u qua nt utile village on a hill overlooking its bay filled with Usliing smacks aud aloug a millpond ol pure spring water. Jit is entirely giveu over to ibe pursuit ol the oyster. It U a plaoe ol quiet way* and modest appearancc. The houses are neat luilo cottages with lioucysuckles aud roses climbiug In an orderly way over the porches, and lua gardeus are property laid out in geometric patterns witu brick walks covered with groeu mos.. The bah crmeu are almost all ludustrious and thrnty, very mauy have mude a competence aud somd have galb-' ered quite oouaiueiable sums. Iweuty-flvo yaars ugo tnere were not a dozen bouses In the puce tnat h?d scarcely moved lor a hundred years. Hut during the last War the profita ol the oyster irado built up quits a village, although it is w tbout either oost or ranroad communication with New York. Uui this isolation gave it u quuiut and rural air not coinuiou so near tho city. The early history ol tho piuce, then caned Cow Hay, has some inlcrostlng episodes connected with the wualeboatmcn. Israel Baxter kept ma sloops in the little bay since made into ibe millpond. Tne landing waa on tne point on the east snore of tna puud, now built up wan a stone wall. His vessels were much exposed to marsuJera; yet he olien saved his sloops by an lugonious devlco and a spirited dc leuce. One night ibo pirates oaine In lorce. Tba tide was high, so ibat tbey eniered ihe cove with their boats and boarued the sloop. No one was ou guard; they silently slipped the cable aud commenced to tow ber out. bba *cime a certaiu distance and then stopped. They pulled ibo harder to get ber ofl, but at that moment they were surprised by the discharge of a swivel into their midst lroui the nank overlooking the cove. See ing it itnposaible lo Iree the sloop tbey landed to cap ture tbeir assailants aud the gun. Captain Baxter said tbey caiuo wtihln a law leel ol him. But Ihey souu retired tollieir boats aod leu tbo cove wuuout discoverlus either tbo gun mounted on a slump, or the captain, or knowiug that the sloop waa moored by a chain laatened at low tide to her keel or rudder. The oldest bouse in tba town still stands lurthar up the pond, tuough it bus very nearly suocumbed to us 200 wluiers. 1 met there a young man oi tna town quite given to historic matters, quite impres sive with his sense ol retponsibilny as lue last sclou ol his race. He showed uia an old lamily Bible re cording the urst birth in tha aid bouse in 1690. Twelve Hessians occupied one end o( it. The must charming spot in the piece la a fine spriug Jolt below the bouse, Ubdor au old beech. A century ago tha top ui tba tree was kept closaiy cut to permit a view ol the cove from tho houso when it waa necessary to Keep a guard on watch. The side limbs grew tbiok and long, and spread all orer the spring, its brook and tne cieau, sodded banks clear lo the edge of me pond. The children Irotn school swung on ua low braocneti; tne vulagera often gathered there to coat over their palls aud pitchers, or await the return ol lne fisber* men. Many idle hands nave cut tbeir Initials In ita bark. Among other destgus is a flowerpot with two alifl sutlka growing up and ihe letters "T. D., 1807" ou Its siue. Tuu old tree U weird, with gnarled itneea and strong arms, brooding low over the apring aud brook. It aeems bowed witn us loads?us secrets of moonlight nignis and the many human experieucea told or lell uuuer ua shelter. REAL ESTATE. The following sales were made on the Ren Kettle Exchange October 19:? BT RICHARD ?. UR5ITT. Charlei T. Mlddlebrook, rderee ?Furaclosare *ele of one lot, 2S'3xl2tf?l5.6ll9U.I. on Hie w. *. of liith it,, running ihrounh to Hloonlagdile road, 75.? II. *. ol 'JMu at., to plaintiff $2,000 Br GKOUUB II. AC0T*. kdward 8. Dakin, referan t orecleaure aale of tbe lour atory brown alone front bouae, wltb lot 2o.9x100, No. 55 Waal 12th *t., n. a., 318. II It. e. of Oth av., to Daniel* Carpenter 10,000 Br II. w. COATKS. Jobn C. Bnibnell, referee-Koracloaure ?ala of the five atory brick dwelling, with lot 25x95, Mo. 1,114 lit av., u. e. corner of fllat at., to plaintiff... 13.850 sr a. r. rikku. Charlea Edward Tracy, relarae Forecloaure aala of the four *iory brown atone front houae, with t*o loi?. eacb 20x11/1. 5. No. .'3w huat Hutu at., a. a.. 155 ft. w. of 2d nr., to Mar/ A. Brugan., 1S.250 Total 843, DUO OFFICIAL BKAL ESTATE TRANSFEB8. The following is a statemont showing the real estate traneactioo* recorded m tbe Begister's office October 10, 1878:? IJlat at., a. s., 375 It. e. of Htb a*., 17.10x09.11; IhoiuanC. Ilnlmud to TimoWy J. Ki ttp;itric?.... 81,000 4tb at.. a. ?., 202.3 It. e. of av. U. I8.!)xtW; Joaeph II oilman nod wile to OI>*raenta scbiinpf aud wife. 0,000 5tti ay., a. a, 25.5 ft. a. ofUnth at., 26x100: Edward McDuagall to Kats M. Ueilonl Nora. 32d at., n. a., 1*0 1 ft. w. OI 9tlt a v.. 21. .XD8.U; Jobn McUuire and wita to Martin r'orion* 7,000 Km^abrUge road. w. a.. 3dxtrre.mlar; Jamea ii'itelily and wife to Aualln D. K?en 3,000 28th at., n. a., 171. II),H ^ ?? +<?> ar., 21. K>x98.9; Ann* C. Wilder to Oertrude 0. Kearney aud others., Nom. Uouv.-ruuur at.,a. a..35o ft w of Cuurtlandt ar., 25x110.5; Oeorse McArdle to Felix tlcKuima.... MX) 80th at., a. a,. 100 It. w. of lai av., 125x102 2; hd ward Kiipatrick and wife to Juliua Uil?ey 10.500 00th at.. *? a., !2o it. e. o. Madlaou av., 20x1011 5; Ira h.. UoyltiK and wile to Harriet A. Clarkaon Norn. 80U *t? n. S.. 100 ft. w. of lat ar.. 81*1X102 2: Kj ward Klipatrlck and wile to Julio* Gilaey 24.800 lHlit at , a. a.. 375 It. e. of Nth ??., 17. lox99.11 ; Tlmotnr J. Fitspatrlsk and wna to Sarah c.. Hol land 1.000 Kin .sbrlilife road, w. ?., HiIxhH); Auatin D. Ijgreu and wile t" .1 itwca lliley 3.000 S5tli at., n. w. corner Madison av . 25x52xirrsi;nlsr; Charlea UngKiu aud wile to Krane-a A. Mortimer. 43,000 Went Kariu* road. w. a. 30x159.0 (Jltu ward); William II. W*rd to Knx<-ne A. Ward Mora. 11 Hit at., a. a., 152.H It. w. of Jd ar., 5 J."*IK). 11; hiieu I), itrown and hatband to Joaeph I*. Murray 4.918 9th av ,?.*..-'5.3 it n. of lo5tli at.. 25.8XHX); W. f. Htaon trclerre) toMumal Idfe luaoranve Co 1,000 Ktiiaheth at. i.*o. IHWi, 25x1(4: F. "myth (referee) to Dry Dock saving* Honk 12.000 LKASBS 34 av., a. a. corner of loth at.. Jacob Uohu to Qua tav -chneider; 5yeara 82.300 Wrat 3(itii at. (>u*. 42 and 44>, Joliu Dur?cdo? to Uirlck W. Keuker; 5S iear> 000 MOHTUAOkS. Conatantlna, Bleanor D., to itoot rt 11. Mlntarn and oilier* ttruaieea. Ac ). An 182 Kullwn at.; 5 yeara. 8S,W)0 h uriaeg, Martin, to Jolio XcUoirr, a. a., of 32d at., w. ol Mtb ??.; 7 years 3,500 Uaroua. Auauatua and wife, to iiarriei Orerbiatr, w. a. ol ft ttlH ar., n.nl 141 at at. ; 5 yeara....... 2,000 Utlaay. .Inliu>, to hdward Klipatrlck, a. a of MOth ?t., w. wi l>t av. J I year 4,030 Same to >ante. aame property; 1 rear 0,800 ll irnar, Za le >1., to l.onn Kaminerer, n. a. ol 45tU at., w oi Broa-iwaj ; .l^eari 2,9(X) Morria, Henry L>, >mt wila. to ,/obn Ureenltank, ? a. of M tt a* . n. of lftotb at.; 2 yeara 3.0UU Maine to .Manila >l-orri?, e. a. ol Mott av., a. of 1 .'if it It at. trear) ; 3 year*. 1,650 Murray, .foaepii I'., to Mie* ?, Coaatant, a. a. of III ill at . 152 H It. w. of 3.1 av.; 3 yam. 4,000 Kama to aame, a a. of 11 till at., 175 It. w. ol 3d av. ; 3 year 2,000 ham* to aame, a. a. ol lllllt It., I37.H it. w. or 3d av i 3 yeara 4,030 Sam*' to MyraK. Conatant, a. I of 111th at , w. ol 3d a*. . 3 yeara 2,00) Htreeaar. tieor^e end wife, to hlli^lietli M. McDon ald. n. a. o: II 7th at., 21H.8 ft, e. of 3d a v. ;3 year* 3.5<X) Same to aame, n. a. of. 117th at., 20'J It. e. ol 3d av.; 3 >a?r? 8,500 Hame to Klaannr Webb ami aootber (executors, Acj.n. a. of II7IU at.. 232.4 it. a. of 3d av.; 3 y??r* 3,000 Wyant, Oeorn?. to the Mutual l.lla laanrance Coin puny. So 344 Weal 35tn at. : 1 year 4,500 aa*i<iNMtc.iTa or aoSTOAass. Hlabop, Anna L,.,tnJonii M. Kinckney $7,0(X) Kariaer, Joint, to William II. Itreoden 12,iaX) Uu^goiheunrr, f.llaa, to t'larkmin A Co 8ta) Ki p.ilrlo-, Kuward. to Bertha A. Deaiie..., 1,700 foplinm, l.ouia C. (exacutur, Ac.1. to Fanny Von neato/ff IO.OiKI Hehoepniier. John, to lleury Kr nier .. 790 spoirord, nuaan and vtbera (Iruateea, Ac.), to the Mvtitai i?tie ln?urauotf Couiptiny Nom. Woolaev, Catlii-rlne rt., to tha <>ew tor* Lifa la anrance Company Nom. Yauny, Jacob, to Jonn 1. lirvnm 2,0Ui) TI1E KID ULuVE CAttES. Ia the statement regarding the Collector's decision In tbe kla (lore cesee which sopeared in yesterday's papers twe error* occurred. These are in giving two per cent as a proper allowance lor the goneral ex. Iienaee of inanulaciure and in represeatlnti 3.071. as the reaull ol such percentage. Ibo entire saiitence gnouid read ea loliuwa:?"In none ol the slate mania were any otiargea made lur miereet, rent, insurance, lakes, euuerinteiidaiicu auu oilier geuoral eipenaee, a low estimaio for whion wouid be ten per cent, or 8 791., which, added to tbe other "4as, Orlags the bare aaat of eaaaulaeture la tLHL" STATE POLITICS. Parties and Candidates in Old Erie. A MOST UNCERTAIN COUNTY The Congressional Nominees and Their Prospects. POSITION OF THIS GREENBACK ELEMENT Republicans United on Conk ling for Senator. BvtrALO, Oct. 17, 1878. Entering hew York Iron the West Just after the Ohio, Indiana and Iowa elections I purpose on my Journey eastward to send you some studies ot tbe State canvass preliminary to ibe November rote. KKIK COL*STY, Next to New York and Kiugs Erie county te the most populous aud important in the State. It baa a population ol very nearly 200,000, and a votlug strength ol &0.80S. It sends oue Representative to Congress and a Senator and live members ol the Assembly to the State Legislature. Tbe beauttlul and enterprising olty ol Budaio, tblrd o^bo oitics ol tbe Slate id siso, Is scarcely second in intelligence and political influ ence, and no party or aspiring candidate lor State lion ora bas ever omitted to regard it as a political battle field ol tbe first, because porbaps decisive. Impor tance. Tbe whole county ol which it Is a part Is a seeoe nil tbe mere interesting on the eve ol every election from tbe tact that nolther party can posi tively claim it as Its own. In 1875 tbe republicans elected a State Senator by a majority of 3,500. In 1876 the democrats elected a member of Congress by a majority of 400, while tbe republican vote lor Morgau against Kobmsen for Governor exooeded^tue demo cratic vote by 695. 'iho republicans eleoted tneir Stale Senator last year by 2,882 majority, but this was aacrlbed to peculiar reasons. Tbe State ticket tne same year was curiously treated by Erie county voters, Tremain (rep.) receiving 18,000 votes lor Attor ney General to Scboonmaker's 15,000, At tbe same time Seymour (dem.) got 17,000 votes lor State Engi neer aud Surveyor to Souie's 13,000. These figure* snow bow uncertain tbe vote ol Erie county really is. Buffalo would probably give a democratic majority at any election wbere no special lnteresta outside of pontics were involved, but tbe outside towns are rated as republican. ?KruBMCAN OBGASIZATIO*. Ibero has never beon any stroog, authoritative republican organization hero, uor ovon the nucleus of oue, except ine federal ofUcu-boldera and their asso ciates, wii* aro In some degree nailed by a common interest. Yei the republican party Has generally pulled together in emergencies and loughi lor Slate and national tickets without reference to local squab hies. It has some able aod distinguished men, such aa Abridge G. Spattldiag. banker aud ex-membor of Congress, who divides with the lata Secretary Chase the claim of having originated and deleuded the greenback expedient; Sb?rn>anS. Rogers, ox-Senator Carltoa T. Sprague and omen. Its local press, how ever, is weak. Tbo brilliant editors like Chamber lain, Seaver and Sauford T. Hunt, who once made it a power la the State and natioo, hare departed, leaving none capable ot maintaining their hold on the public interest. The old <7omm?rctaf .4eJ. vcrtiier, which, wheu it was in ohar&o ol Dr. footo, used to be in the verr fiont rank 01 American point' cal Journals, lias greatly declined in influence, and the Morning Exprcti, formerly couducted with consider able vim aud energy by the present head of the gov eminent printing office at Wa.blugion, Almon M. Ciapp, is under ua present tesoM aunorship little thought ot as a poiitical guide. TUB DKMOCKACT. The aemocratic party iu Erie county, especially in Buffalo, has on the other hand always been pretiy strongly organized and confidently led. Iu first and most powerful chief?who was chief bealdes of the party in the State, aud oue of Ita principal national counsellors?was Dean Richmond. Alter bis death the leadership was audertakea by several but coucedod tor a time to none. Dean Richmond's son Ronry was looked to by manyashls father's successor: but gradually the party began to acxaowleage the sway of the late Jo.epu Wurren, euitor ol tne wullaio Cou?rt one ol the bngnteat managers ever connected witn tne politic* ol tuu Empire state. >'or years Mr. V* arren so maintained hi:u?ell aa to be rocoguizsd as the hrsi guide and philosopher ol tne Western Mew Yorx demecracj. U. w.ts likewise generally esteemed lor his public spirit, and his popularity attained such a netsut that aoutu time beiore ni. deatn the foremost Citizens, belonging to both political parties, united id presenting to mm a maguiuuent service ol plate us a ?"ark ol tueir appreciation ?l nis ''public services 1' I lie party diviaious created la other parts ol tie l"?? "1 Governor Tildei.'s assault on iho canal King cxteuued la time also to Erie county where a bedy oi ultra-llideu democrats led by Usury Ricnmoud and a y?uug lawyer named Cochran inane tueir strength apparent and secured some local coui promwra But ine caus. s ol disagreement ursduallv diaappeaied, aud siuee the deatn ol Air. Warren the party nas become practically reunited io sympathy withI tne wise aavocacy oi the Uuuaio Courier, wnoke ar , H*r' ^r' '? * memoer ol tlie Demo cratic Stave Committee, and wno?e editor. Mr uavid auU/.'??ll!,aU0U P"P#r WUU *xlr"ortf'?"/ OVNCKBB TO BB KLKCTBD. Tho State ticaet having been nominated, both parties hero, as iu the otuer district* oi tne State are to strive to elect ' 1. A member ol Congress. X Members oi tne state Assembly. tieaide*, io Krie, there are to i>e eieoteil a County Judge aou a Couuty treasurer. in tbeir nomination lor member or Congress the re. pubneaus have laid tnemseives bare lor criticism. > uey have put up tor tneir Candidate the same nr. I .erce wnoiu tney oleoted Stale senator last year in I'ppuaitwn to Judge George W. Clinton, oue ot the most iiiustrioua ol Mew Vora's public men. i?r. fierce is the celebrated '*purgativo pclie.a" mau ? ho has recently built the lourlsts aud luvands' Hotel nere, wno has uiaue nuuureds ol theusauaa auu perhaps a million or More oi dollars out ol his various paleut medicines, and wno was reoorted to t2!,-U0U 10 <30'000 aurl"? ?'? canvass in t???. ills success oil ibat occ-.siuu was duo in p*ri to me apathy ol Judge Cliotou aud ins irieuds. who trusted .o thecummunity to elect him aud reject Dr 1'iurce on scoouat o. '-he J udge s patent right sud the Doctor's paieut ptlli. this lime tue democrats have nominated a man (tne prcsout meinuer from Erie). Davnl N Lock wood, wuo is not tigely to lose bis eieu tiou irorn lack ol vigor Uo has an excellent record, aud is au able aud popular caudldai-. ^ouua energetic, and formerly Oisinct Atiorney ol be county, he won a urst rato reputation by his successful prosecution ol tue Cauai King iu icver mciu .lux Georse Loro. who ouly escaped uuuor tue statute olliioita tiuns. ills hist term at Washington has fully satis lied ills eonstitusuts sad reudtred him unubjeoiiou ?tola io democrats aud repuoncaue as Wuii, wuo ean hud uothiua evil to urge against aim. iheso two cshuidate> are now isirly beloro tho eouuiy ol wuicn ibe I ii.riy-se.on I Concessional di," trict consists. sod tue uoutest between inein is uopu. isrly >puKen oi as a li.bt Between money aau brains or "pi.in aud popularity." Per.oosliy, Dr. fierce is generous aud agreeable, but his avocation and con ceded lac* ol traium, .or puonc nlo suOjoct him to all kinds ol ^uib. and sarcasms. *'uK TUB aSSKMBLT. I be nomiuatioua lor tue A.aeuibiy in the five As sembly district*- are not yet all uiaue. In the Kirat district the uemocrsts have nomlnsteu Joua Crowley the present member, but the Republican CouveutiJii baa uot met. Iu the Second dietriet there nan been no nomination. Iu the Ihird uistrict the republicans have nominated Mr. Roberts, and the democrat*, 1 am told, expect to nuinlujto Alonxo Rluhmoed, a younc V"'- *??!"??? uoca and business mter. ests of uuflaio and be a warm advocate ol ireu Causta Ine h nnrtu ut-.trlct waa represontod last winter by a very much liked young republican, Harvey llurd. who has been reuomiuated. Agaio?l mm tlie uemocrats cboseu lnuolhy Jacktou, who had already ueeu nomliiated by Iho sreenbacaers ol tho district, but m-V ? democrat, whatever that may how mean, l he * nth district is aayet without auoiutoee except Cbnrles A. R.ihbuu, who has beau selected by the gri-enbsskera or iistiunsif. be re-electod In the First dieiriot, whicn gave him 1,181 vote, over his upp0. ',w, *ud ahicn lis it previously uvsu as "is?y as 1,6110 uemocnuio msjorit/. fc " * Uol",i?ble distnet, and tne result r.!J? UMO? sad standing of tho respective nonnueea. i?.1.n?.'J,.r.U-"*u .D""" ? '?Pnblloaa district, though '" ' David y. uay, ueinocrst, a mnjority r.' . '* f"'r estimated as doootfal. ifourlh ?>'????? was democratic in 1876 and lyo, l.astytarit wse republican, sad the hopes ol me uetnucrats to elect tuoir osuuidate b) tuojuiat democratic aud national vote is iouuded upon caicu lanous Kotneohst similar to those wnicu were re cently Ui/Set iu several Assembly districts In Stsios further Wvst. I lie Kutn uistrict is the one represented Isst year by one of the most popular dMaecrate iu Western Mow Torfc?aaaiely. Hoan t. Alloa, wkoa the ttoai ooraia Dive just nominated tar Coonty Judge. Ii ?*ui republican tuc previous year, dowocraiio tbo year beiore ami republican the year prior 10 ilial, I li? nominations lo be made will dsclde wbieh way <? shall go ibia tail. TIIK UNKNOWN QUASrlTT. Tbe cbauoea iu in* Ave assembly districts are In faci aiioui t-voul* distribu.ed between tne detnocrtiio aod republican parties. with uo ?bow lor ilia nution alaioelscla candidate ol their own t or ibe taller parly ibe very leel ol tbe atmosphere la ol bid augury. -'Poor Tom's a'cold. " Tbe weal wind, m sieud ol lottalliig tb? prospects ol Ibe inflsttonlsis, liaa wubcrod ibem. There ta ao ili-coucoaled disgust stuoiig democrats <>vor the action ol ibeir party 10 sacrificing Its li mc-houure.i bar J money principles in order iu afllli ale wub so unstable a political ephemera, wtiile republicans everywhere are buoyed up Willi conlldeuce in ibe efficacy ot their platlorin among bonosi voters. Silll, Having more or lens commuted themselves, democratic cunvaaaers wilt do their beat to bold tbe nationals 10 ibeir side, wbtle repuo? * lioaus will emulate tbe example aol tbera ic Ohio and Indians, ami light nr.-enb>eklam wnbout tear or qusrter in every olectlon district. Tbe repuolionns have ma prestige ol a sound, square, ringing bard motiy policy. Tbe democrats bare ibe euintly ol ibe republicans toward tbe nattoaala lo work on in securing tneudiy coalitions with tbe latter nun the lact ol tlia ileleat ol the nationals in the West te use to prevention any lurther desertions to ibe na tionals irorn their own party. TO VOTK rOH CONK UNO. As to the United states Senaiorahip, which depanill on the result In ibe aeveral Assembly districts, It Is a sale prediction that in Brie county, aa all through Western New York, every republican Assembly ma u will be chosen and elected on lb* understanding that be is to vote lor Mr. Conkllng. There baa beeo a bitter antt-Cooicliiig (action, wuich recent events have silenced. Mr. Conkllug's speeon at Ibe Saratoga Convention, together with the rest ol the proceeding! ol ibat body, offectually settled tbe matter, Tbo republican party is not divided; it la no longer even dialurbcd by serious internal coutenltona. Democrats bave not yet begun 10 discuss tbo names ol possible candidates lor the Senalorsbip. Tbe Ueld Is cleur. No bargain has been proposed. No under standing bss been suggested. There was a time when tbo usiue ol Lieutouuni Governor Dorshoimer would bave been hailed wlib malum and general lavor here In his lornier home, and circumstances may arise lo dispel the not vary considerable unpopularity into which it baa grown uinong some members ol tbo party, whose requests be has lound it impossible to lully satisfy, but there is no telling now who wilt wlu the splendid or barren prize ol a nomination next winter In opposition lo Koscoe Conkling. PINCHBACK INTERVIEWED. THE EX-"CONTESTANT" ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE SOUTH?HE IS WOSL OBANT AND HABD MONEY. [From the Louisville-Courier Journal, Oct 18.] ?x-Lieutaoaut Governor i\ B. S. Pinchback, of Louisiana, baa been in the ally lor tbo pan three weeks, with bin family, stopping on Cbostnut strati, between Eleventh and Twelfth. Ha was driven away from Louisiana by tna yellow fever plague and in tends returning ua soon aa tbe danger la over. Several mouths ago a number of bis colored eon. stliuents called on bim to make the race lor Congress. He acoepted tbo call, mado a thorough canvass ol tbe district, and, being convinced of tbe utter hope, leaaneas of bis cause, be bas written a lat ter declining to run. Since bis arrival in Louisville be bas appeared very reserved and uuoouim unicatlve, refuaine several times to be in. lerviewed. Yesterday morniug, however, be was found at leisure. Uoless his countenance Is closely scrutinized scarcely a soiublanco ol tbe colored ruce can be discovered. When tbe Courier-Journal reportor entered Pinchback laaglunviy remarked. '?Weil, 1 suppose yoc waul me to help UU your cow umns lor you." "la tbo greenback cruzs gaining headway In tba Soulti ?" aikod iue reporter. "I dou'i mink iho greenback movement will seri ously u fleet either party. Tue South is different fretn the Norm in that the political parties so-callod simply mean, unlortunutely, wnite vs. black, aud lor some time tbe issues wnl be lought upon the old basis, tbe whilei* to maintain tbe supremacy which they havo obtained ana tbe colored here aud there lor a representation In local emeus. The great misloriune from the tlrst has boon that the black* or gam zed as republicans, aud, coostuutlng the re publican party ol the South, have been ou one aide* and tbo whites, organized as me democratic party the other; and out ol this condition Ol affairs hag grown all the trouble. It is true a lew white men some bouest nnu some very dlsliouest, bave officered mauipulaled and controlled the colored vote, but the lact is political parties in the South were based ou races Instead of principles. Added to the excitement Incident to eiecnou times we bad race autajioniain. und hence some ol our campaigns have been quite sanguinary, but I hop* tbe uay is approaching wuen questions auch as are now claiming the attention of the people ol the North?greenbacks, honest mouar and ocononncal administration?will form tno divid ing liuea amoug osr people." "What will the political situation of tbo South be as aOocting the status oi tne next Congress If" -*lhai question uiakoa* me smile. The South ia a democratic unit. Itepubllcau Congressmen irotu that section ol the country tor somo tune to couie will ba as scarce as aagels' visits. 1 predial a solid demo cratic delegation, not only Irom Louisiana, but Iroin every soutuern State, with poseioiy two exceptions-? one Irom Mr. iborubiirg's uisirict, in Tennessee, and posaibiy one Irom Soutu Carolina; but the latter l re gard as very doub-lul. ibat 1 bon?sily entertain ib:s opinion may be inferred Irom the lact tbitil nave abandoned the congressional contest I was makiog In my district in Loui&ianu, where i bave a majority of nut less than lour tnousaud colored voters, in a pre liminary canvas* ju?i prior to my departure irom tba State 1 saw euougo to conviuce me tuat a full colored Vote could not be relied upon. 1 knew n 1 ran aa4 were deleuted the republicans would charge the da? feat to my candiuacy, anu so 1 have given them ? clear Uelo, leaving with tuetn lull responsibility." 1880?''' l,ier* ^ South lor tbe democracy la ??it is possible, but scarcely probable. My expe rience Willi tno democracy leads ine to baiievo tuat they are auout the same as republicans. All want offices. It will bo impossible to satisfy the uemauda ol the democratic laitlilul in inia respect, aud I au? sure by 1880 there will be a large element among lha ? out* ready to break off anil Joiu any puny that gives premise oi place 'or them. Ine ooloi-ed voteis ot tba south could, by the exercise ol a little discretion aud good tnanagem nt, create quite a division among tna wiiitea ol the South who constitute the deicocratia party at present, li they would only organize aud hold themselves in readiness to oo-operate wub tna disaffeoted element they could exerciae a powerful influence in Southern politics in 1880." "Wno win be the coming man lor uational honors Id the Souilif" "* rom prosont appearancos Governor Wade Hamp ton, ol south Carolina. Uut wo have a young mac in our State who is a coming man?Lieutenant Governor Win*. If tie bad a few more years on bim and a ^iiile more experience ho would be beard from, 1 am ??What will be tba attitude of tba colored vata In Ibwo, und can their solid vota be concentrated on tba republican nominee?" "that will depend largely upon lb* person nomin ated. Should the republican partr pi ice In nomina. tion a mau known to the colored people, and wnosa public record would guarautee tno belie! that he waa their Irieuu, 1 tbink ho wuuid receive 09 out ol every 100 coiorod votes, l ne colored people are devotedly at tached lo tbe uatloual republican party, and, while they havo beeu sorely disappointed in some ol Its leaders and with the ireaimvut ihey have received at tna bands ol the present uational aduiinlstratiou aud us methods of dealing with the South, the; anil ollng to it and will voto us national ticket unless an objeo* lioual man, oue known not to ba In sympathy witn them, is neminsted." '-What do you think of Hayes' admtutstrslion and tbe policy ho has pursued toward the South ?" ??1 thiuK K is a Human Institution, uud, like all ba manity, Is looking out for Kio. 1, My tbe way, 1 read very carolully the letter ol Soualor Hill, published t/i rztenso in your Journal. Tuore ware some bard bus in it, aud, I am afraid, bordered too close upon ine truth In so ine ibiugs lo be comiortabie lor tna adininitiraiion." "(Vliat do you tblok ol Denis Kesrney t-' "Mr. Kearney m his tour arouud the country baa deatroyed himsell, and iu my opiuion baa done tbe cause be eapou?< u more injury tuau ho will ever b? ab>e to repair. He bad a glorious opportunity to inaka a mars aud advauue the interest ol lot laboring classes, but bus utterly lalleu lo improve it" "Will tieuerai liuuer be tue next Governor oi Masnsobuseiur" ??Uunorsi llutier in bis present contest ba* my aym Dutbv because 1 admire hia pluck, though 1 think lie baa made a inlstske in aeekiug lo ootalu tbe demo cratic nomination. As au muepeadeut candidate ua waa tar sliouger than ue poarioiy cau be either as too repuoneau or democratic nominee. 1 wiab it under stood, however, that 1 um not at all iu sytnpaluy witn uii tluaucial views. 1 am an uncompromising haru money titan." "What ia your opinion of lha reoent State elec tions t'i "'bey confirm my bailer In Iba good aenea of the Americau people, aud show conclusively that all classes are opoosed to sn irredi em ?ule paper cur* reucy. I he lailure el lUe democratic parly iu Uula anu lis disappointment lo realize us uignest antici pations iu lud.ana is allriouiabie lo its coinproima* upon the financial question. Mad the democratic party been aound on tue naru money question u would have douo lar better in tnose elections and swept ma couutry iu 1880. its II Is, mey nave given the republicans a little belter than >u even ouauce in lbs next Presidential race, lor it is uow bound lo liava the great money power, potent iu all comurie* ou ua inlt. " ?What I* your opinion ol the olmnoesol General Grant's cmdidacy lor Ue Presidential race in 1880/'? - "At presvut lie is uuqu*?iion*bly lliecholce ul more than iwo-iinrds ot the republicans ul ibe couuii v as the lime approaches lor me usseinbiiuK ol a r'uue. ncan convention, and tne di.cassiou ol candidate* begin, we caunol toll What elleci II wilibaVe I he an tiro democratic press a?u i?e Independent press ali serve in open up these mud valves, and, as General Bu ler says, tniow iilib at General Grant w'ba lorty-Jviaass power. inis, coupled wub the oppost lion ol the Cbrisliau siatesiiinu element in iho repub. ! p.fL'.'i rendulr uoiuluali-in luipoillio and lore, the nominauon o. * lean prominent caunid .te Iben, too, mere are other me? iu the republ.o.n '??' I":1 u'e' ram a claims to tu ? rrvsiuoutjr. i heir friend* very ua.urnlfy wnl bn ri?. !'o MjlDk UmUmrm! ul*"*' ?U Ul# lOoltn^a h. ? l! r ? Grant ia airougor uow tliau lie will al.i'.IVel*,.!* "???"?dl "K-rf as Certain?tha next eonveniioo will not tail 10 nominate tna choice al tna party because he has a record."