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tress-of New London. POLITICS AND PUBLIC BUSINESS. How She "Was Removed?'Charges Against Her Successor. New London, Conn., Dec. R, 1R78. A curious and interesting story is made public through on investigation, now in progress here, into certain charges preferred against the present Post master by his immediate predecessor, Mrs. Betsey A. Mower, widow of General .TosepU H. Mower, who served with great honor under General Sherman. The charges are now being inquired into by Sir. \ H. Bissell, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Post Office Department, and, although the investiga tion is held with closed doors, the matter is exciting ao much attention and the circumstances arc so well known here that no one is ignorant of what is going on. As the affair affords a striking illustration of tho intensity and intolerance of political partisanship in a town where patronage is scarce it is worth telling from the beginning:? A SOLD:EE'S WIDOW PROVIDED FOR. General Mower died while in command at Now Orleans eurly in 1870 of a lung disease, which had its origin in a drenching he suffered while crossing a river with Sherman on tho great march to tho sea. He had served with great credit in tho Mexican war and was respected by all his brother officers. His widow, being left without means to care for four chil dren, General Sherman and others induced President Grant to appoint her postmistress at New Lon don, her natlvo town, and she took posses sion of that office on the Cth of June, 1870. As she was not familiar with tho management of such an institution those who procured for her the appointment advised her that she should engage a competent man as her first assistant. She selected for that post Mr. W. H. Tubbs, who had been for many years a resident of tho terffn and had just failed in the grocery business. Tho amount allowed for clerk hire at the office would not admit of a salary of more than $1,000 per yeur being paid to the chief clerk; but Mrs. Mower consented that $fioo should be taken from her own salary and added to that of Mr. Tubbc. She retained tho position until last fail. President Hayes reappointed her last summer, and soon afterward she was requested to renew her bonds, according to custom. In former years her boiuls were signed by prominent and wealthy republicans of the town, and she supposed there would be no dif ficulty in having them executed as usual. COMPLAINTS OF LOOSE MANAGEMENT, There had been, however, some complaints about the Post Office?the loss of money or the loss of lot" tors; such, indeed, as arc common to all post offices, only, perhaps, thero were more of them here. Mr. Tubbs had been continued in office all the way through by Mrs. Mower, and alio now contends that If thero was anything wrong in tho administration of the office it was due to bis mismanagement, as he was in full charge. She states that whenever she ahowed a disposition to take affaire in her own hands he constantly assured her that there was no need of her interference, as ho would see that matters went right himself. When tho department at Washington notified her several months ago to have her bonds execut-d anew she requested Mr. Tubbs to see the republican gentlemen who had signed beforo and ask them to renew the lavor?Mi-. Tubbs being chair man of tho State Republican Committee and uu active partisan and worker. Ha roportod to her that the gentlemeu declined to sign her bonds ugain. The matter dragged along until the department noti fied her, through Congressman Waitc, of that dis trict, that, she must have the bunds executed at onco or there would be unfortunate circumstances to her. It was then, aud only then, as her friend* claim, that she consulted Mayor Waller, who is a democrat and asked him whether he could find two men or wealth who would sign her bonds, since she could llud uo rcpubltv ana to do so. Mr. Waller had for a long time been her private attorney. Ho sent for her assistant. Mr. Tubbs, and. after talking the matter over, tried to impress the latter with the necessity for getting the bonds signed. Mr. Tubbs replied "that lie had tried to get them executed but could not. At a fluid meeting Tubbs said she must make personal applies tion for tho bond#, and that If ho wan in any way a hindrance in tho matter ho would resign or nubmit to be removed by her. Mayor Waller, at her request, then saw some persons and they de clined to sign the bonds while Tubbs was in the management of tho office. Their objections, how ever, were not made on personal but on political ff?a,^La"Lthoy democrats. Mrs. Mower and Mr. Tubbs having both failed to get bonds, Mavor Waller said that it she would allow the persons who should sign her bonds to make the appointment of he g'-t them signed. She went to Mr. Whittlesey, son-in-law of Lieutenant Governor I?*01" , ? and ?? democrat, and that gentleman with Mr. Waller signed the bonds. Mr. Tubbs-wae re moved ami Mr. Whittlesey was to take his plate. A POST OFFICE CArrUIIKU 11* DEMOCRATS. Immediately there was a great fuss among tiie re publican politicians, and atter a little time Mrs Mower received from Postmaster General Kev a per sonal communication notifying her that letters had been received from influential republicans of her State complaining vigorously that "her Post Office ' had tacij captured by tho democrat*!; that Mho had employed a democratic lawyer to procure her official bad appointed a democrat in the place of Mr. Tubbs. The local politicians, Mr. Key added had demanded her removal and tho appointment oi' J.-'iu lu. r Bt<*d, and as away out of the difficulty he ended by kindly suggesting that aho should procure new bonds, to be executed by republicans, and should restore Mr. Tubbs to his position. ??Something," he wrote in conclusion, 'must be done to settle the clamor." Airs. Mower's friends claim that it was Mr. Tubbs' aim all the way through in declining to get the bonds signed and in bis subsequent actions?to become postmaster hins I ^hc fact that the office was held liy a woman, It is said, deprived the local politicians of an opportunity to use it ?s a political ma chine. and as tho Post Office and the Custom House are the only government offices in the town they wished to obtain full control of both. At any rate several prominent republican politicians went on to Washington, and on their representations the de partment sent on a man to inquire into tl-e affair and more particularly to examine the bonds. Thev were found all right so fur as Mr. Waller was coii cornea, ORE AT ME1T IK SMALL DU8IKE8H. . But the law requires that there shall be two bonds men. and that each shall qualify in a sum about equal to $17,000, and in regard to the qualifications of tho lecond bondsman complaint was made. Mrs Mower had become trigliteiied at the prospect of losing her means of livelihood, and went to Washington, where she had an interview with the President, General Sherman also calling upon him in tier behalf. The influence of tho politicians, how* ever, exerted through Governor Marshall Jewell aiid Congressman Watte, of Norwich, was such as to in i to rom-ive her an t appoint Mr. Ttibtm in her place, with the stipulation, however, that Mrs. Mower, or somebody to represent her should hold u clerkship in the office. Mr. Tubbs took his position, and is now there, but hi* appointment Will have to come before the Senate for continuation. J he lrh-ndM ol Mrs. Mower claim that her'curly re appointment by President liayes took the local poli ticians by surprise, as they intended to see him and have Tubbs appointed long before tho question u* to the bonds should come up. MRS. MOWER'S CHARGES AGAINST TUBBS And now euincs in the point on which the present investigation hinges. Mrs. Mow> r states thai In lu-r conversation with officials and through the now channels of information opened by tho removal and the struggle that preceded it, she learned that Mr Tubbs acted dishonestly both to herself and to the govurnment white her assistant, Blut alleges tliui, while her salary wm increased very heavily with tho growing business of tho office ho k. pt her in ignor ance of that fact and continued to hand hor the comparatively small sum she rt first received and in other ways defrauded her. She bus begun a civil suit in the Nuperlor Court against him for several thousand dollars, she also preferred charges against Tubbs to the authorities at Washing ton and an offieial was sent to this town A Investi gate them, lie reported that, upon a general review of tho administration of tho Tost Office, ho found enough to excite grave suspicion and require a furmal investigation. Hence tho present Inquiry. Tho charges which Mr. Bissell Is investigating allege that Mr. Tubbs, while uetlug as deputy, pro cured traiidulcnl vouchers and by means of them heavily overcharged tlio government for material* furnished tho office. It Is also charged that hu defrauded Mrs. Mower out of somo $tf,uuu of Her salary besides her commissions on the money " JorK?ry is alsr. alleged, it bsiug asi wi oJ *. 70nVu* between January, 187.1, and tho 4th of April of the present year lie signed Mr*. ?hnorn. tVl? ,to *mrlou" vouchers and statements which lie put into the quarterly account. Mrs. Mower in her churges also makes the statement that in the ? ?Pr tul u- K' Barrett Mr. 11 . i stated in regard to the sum ol $'.XM which he received from Washington that ho gave her one half of it, when in fact the whole sum appear, as added to his own salary. 11 The investigation will probably be concluded on Monday. It is Indd with closed doors, Mr. Bissell holding that It is In the nature of a private exumlna a law officer of the department to .fceldo Whether thoro la enough in tho charges to call tor judicial proceeding*. Mr. Tnbbs was requested by . your correspondent to give any statement he chose in relation to the natter. He said he dip not care to make any reply to the c harges at the present time. His friends claim that the charge* against him have only been trumped up to prevent the confirmation by the Senate of his appointment, and that the investigation will show that the u'legatlons of his opponents arc groundless. NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUE. Hi.CoM) ANNUAL WINi'EU MEETING?PKOGitAAlME Oi' EVEN'i'H. The second annual winter meeting of the New York Athletic Club will be held on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, January 3 aud 4, 1879, at Gil more's Garden. The programmo will be as follows unless circumstances demand a change:? l'Titsx Kvkni.no.?1, 75 yards run. trials; 2, 440 yards run, trials; 3, .mile walk to those who have never beaten H:30, trials; 4, 75 yards run, second trials; 5, amateur tug of war, trial pulis, open to teams of ten men; <i, 220 yards run, trial; 7, one mile run; K 44o yards hurdle ra-'o, ton hurdles, 2 feet 0 inches; 9,320 yards final; 10, Seventh regi ment tug of war, trial pulls, open to teams of six men. Second Evening.?1, 75 yards run, final; 2, 440 yards run, final; 8, professional tug of war, trial pulls, teams of five inuu; 4, the one-mile walk (8:30;, filial; 5,220 yards hurdle race, two hurdles, 2 feet 6 inches; <i, Seventh regiment tug of jarar, final pulls; 7, two-mile walk; 8, halt-mile ruu; 0, professional tug of war, final pulls; 10, bicycle race, two miles; 11, amateur tug of war, final pulls. In case too many entries art*, received the number will be limited. All eveuts are handicaps, excepting tugs of war, bicycle raco and 8:30 walk. Programme for both evenings will be published in the amuse ment column of the HkIUld, Sunday, December 20. Metlais will be given to first, second and third in each game, excepting the tng of war, where a pri.:o will be given to each member of the winning team. An en trance fee (not returnable) of $1 per man. tor each and every game, must accompany all entries, aud in case an entry is accepted, the person entering will receive a competitor's ticket, which ud rnits him both'evenings. Entrance fee for each ama teur tug of war team, $5. Three substitutes al lowed. Dress must consist of shirt aud loose drawers to tlio knee. No person will bo allowed to compete unless properly attired. This rule will be strictly enforced. No competitor will be allowed to cuter under a false name, und the right to refuse or strike out any entry is reserved. Members of athletic or rowing associations, unless known to the club, will bo required to turulsh a certificate of membership, and any person not a member of a recognized club must be properly introduced by some well known person who can vouch for his being an amateur. Tug of war teams must represent some club or association. Persons entering for the handicap games are requested to send their record, also their address. Ah amateur is a person who has never competed in an open competition, or for a stake, or for public money, or for admission money, or with professionals for a I>rizo, public money, or admission money; nor has ever, at any period of his life, taught or assisted in the pursuit of athletic exercises as a means of liveli hood. Prizes will be on exhibition at No. 1U4 Broad way by the 20th inst. The professional tug is inter national, and will be for a purso of money. As nearly all who enter will do so without any train ing, want of condition should not prevent persons from taking part. A special pedestrian truck, one eighth of a mile, will be built, heated dressiug rooms will bo provided and everything possible will be dono for the comfort and convenience of competitors. A section will be set aside for competitors to witness the games. No communication will receive attention unless addressed to the club box,.and all persons arc particularly requested not to call upon tho officers of tlie club at their places of busiucss. En trigs will close on Thursday, December 2G, aud must be addressed to tho secretary, New York Athletic Club, Post office box 3,101, New York. BILLIARDS. Tho international billiard tournament will be held at the Cooper Union, commencing on Monday, Janu ary 14, and will terminate on tho following Saturday. The players will bo Sexton, Rudolphe, Slosson, Garnic.r, Daly, Dion, Schaefcr, and cither Gallagher, of St. Louis, or Randolph Hoiser, of Boston. The two latter will play a private match during this week to decide which shall have the privilege of entering tho tournament. Until Saturday last it was confidently expected that tho French champion, Vtguoaux, would como over and take part in the tournament, but the man agers of the tournament declined to send over $1,000, which Vigneaqx asked for as contingent expenses. The match for $500 a side and the, championship of America between Sexton and Slosson will bo played at Tammany Hall on the evening of tho 2ith inst. Hlosson arrived in this eity yesterday from 1'ittsburg. His admirers are confident that ho will give a good account of himself both in his match with Sexton and in tho tournament. Betting on the match between Sexton and Slosson is $100 to $00 on the champion. BACKETS. The great match at English, rackets between Henry Boukea, marker for the Quebec Racket Court Club, and John >Iahon, who occupies the same posi tion in the Hew York Racket Court Club, wUl take place this afternoon at one o'clock, in the Hew York Racket Court, corner of Sixth avenue and Xwcnty six!b street. The galleries for spectators being lim ited for space the governing committee of the club havo found it impossible to issue any cards of invita tion to their friends, so none but mem bers will be admitted. It is, however, the intention of the club to havo Messrs. Boakes and Ma hon play an exhibition match on Tuesday, when members can invito their friends, under the rules of tho club, thus affording the lovers of the gaino a chance of seeing these two fine players pitted against each other. The whole management of tho gauics, best four in seven, is under the supervision of the Racket Court Committee. It is expected that a very hard-fought battle will result. Boakes, in his practice, has shown all tho acquirements of a su perior racket player, whilo Mahou is in tiptop con 1 dition and lull of confidence. THR TWO MEN. Hourv Boakes is an Englishman by birth, about five feet eight inches in height, weighing about a hundred and forty-live pounds, and is twenty-seven years of age. He has for many years been an instruc tor In rackets, having acted in that capacity and as murker iii tilt* Lords' Court, Loudon, and in tho racket and tennis courts at Leamington. Ho came to America about throe years ago and was engaged as marker by the Quebec Racket Club. He played a match with Mr. Mahon's brother at Montreal about one year ago, giving him two hands and five aces in each game, playing best four in seven games and win ning an easy victory. John Mahou was born in Montreal, Canada, about ! twenty-four yearn ago. Hi# father and brother have for many years had charge of tho Montreal Racket Court. He never figured in public as a racket player until within tho last year, when lie appeared in the Hew York Racket Court, in exhibition games with James Keating, who was at that time engaged as murker of the court. Keating used to give Mahon two hands, to equalise the contest. Mahon has recently, by hard and constant practice, become one of tho finest players in America. In case, however, he de feats his opponent In the coming match he will also have to detent Mr. Keating before lie can justly claim the American championship of English racket. Ma hon is of ubOUt the same lu-ightand weight of Boakes. It will be remembered that a contest at English rackets occurred between Mahon and Keating last summer at the court of tho Hobokon Racket Club. On that occasion. by 21, 21, 21, Keating beat Mahon three straight games, while the latter secured 11, 18 and 12 aces. The Hnboken Racket (Hub bas resolved to challenge the winner of the coining match to play against Keating for any amount between $200 and $2,000 a side and the championship. ALABAMA STATE GRANGE FAIR. TliUTTIKG AM) BUNKING AT THE MOBILE FAIR GHOONDS. Mobile, Dec. 5, 1878. The races yesterday were very finely contested and gave great satisfaction to those who were In attend ance at the Fair Grounds. Tuorrnra. The first race was for a purse of $176; the winning horse to receive $100, the sueond $.10, the third $25. There were five contestants, consisting of John High tower's bay gelding Spider, Kd. Greer's bay gelding Scottish Chief, G. B. Shaw ban's roan gelding George Johnson. Eugene Be bee's black atalliou Fred Tyler and W. Lakeland's brown mare Knmia. Five heats were trotted before a decision was reached. Spider won the first heat. Scottish Chief the second, bpitlcr tho third, Scottish Chief the fourth and fifth and the race. ?UNUtMO. Tho above race was followed by a running race of mile heats, which had three starters, comprising N. B. Cheatham's bay filly Bonnie Itaska, J. F. Cald well's bay filly Stiver Maid and J. Hurst's chestnut Iuuse Walder Windham. The purse was lor $150; $7.7 to the first, $od to tho second and $25 to the third horse. Bonnie Itaska won tho first In-at tu 1:0$, Wind ham distanced. The second and third heats were won by Silver Maid in 1 and 2:00. ? A half-mile dash then followed, which uoncuidcd the racing for the dny. The purse was $50; $:!.'? to till first ami $15 to lh" Second. The entries tor this event were N. 11. Cheatham's sorrel cold lug Wctharby, J F Caldwell's buy stallion Iredell, Louis Martin's sorrel gelding BUI Link and W. Oottrelt's bay gelding Buekleo. litll Liuk took the lead at the start and vvhh never headed in tho ruce. lfuckleo was second, Wctheiby third iitifi Iredell fourth. Time, 0:54. The races will be continued to-morrow, whoa tbero will be trotting and running. The atteiiilsnco tlms far lias not been ss largo as was anticipated. The fair is for tho purpose especially of encouraging agrieiilttirc, anil a largo portion of the exhibits consists of farm products. Home verv fine specimens of those are displayed, showing what Houtheru soil can produce whou property cultivated. HORSE NOTES. The Louisville Jockey Club has concluded to close the great American Stallion Stake tor aires on the Is: of January, which will enable purchasers at the great stock sales every year to know whether the get of any given stallion ia eligible for tlr's great event, and no owner of a great stallion should fail to subscribe tlio l>rice of a season toward the stake if lie "wishes the cults and fillies of bis horse to enter. Of course it must greatly add to the value of the youngsters if his sire is entered in the stake,and the yearlings will bring xuoro thitu thrice tho amount of the subscription season price in the aggregate. No owner of a valuable stallion can afford tube unrepresented in this valu able stake, which promises to increase in value und interest each recurring year, and tho Live Slurb Jlec?rd suggests to President Clark that the Louisville Joe-key Club add a piece of plate each year to go to the. winning sire. This would enhance the interest of the stake and would bo a worthy turf trophy, and one that would be handed down as an honored heirloom for generations to conte. The above stake closes on January, 187'J, as well as six others to be run ror at the spring meeting which com mences on May 2t> and continues six days. There are three stakes for two-year-olds; the Alexander Stake tor iwo-year-olds, $80 entrance, half forfeit, with $500 added, of which $100 to second; half mile. The Louisville Ladies' (Stake for two-year old fillies, same conditions and arnonut added as to tho Alexander Stake, and the Tennessee Slake for two year-old colts and tillies, $50 entrance, half forfeit, $500 added, of which-$100 to second; three-quarters ot a mile. Winners of tho Alexander or Louisville Ladies' Stake to carry 0 lbs. extra. The Tobacco Stake, for three-year-olds that have not won prior to January 1,1870, $.',<) entrance, half forfeit, with $500 added, of which $100 to socmnl; mile heats. Swoep stakes tor all ages, $50 each, half furtcit. $500 added; $100 to second and $50 to third; mile heats; and the Louisville Cup, a sweepstakes for all ages, $100 en trance, half forfeit, $1,000 added, $'200 to second; two and a quarter miles. SPORTING EVENTS ABROAD. SCULLERS' RACE ON THE THAMES BETWEEN SPENCER AND BULLMAN FOB TWO HUNDRED POUNDS. The raco between William Spencer, of Chelsea, and Charles Bullman, of Shad well, camo off on the 26th Inst., over the Thames Champion courso, for a stake of ?100 s side. Spencer was trained trom the Bells, Putney, under the caro of George Drewitt, while Bullman. at the Bull's Head, Barnes, had the benefit of tho instruction of Tom Greon. Just prior to the start the betting was at evens, and a good amount of speculation resulted. Spencer was shown up tho river by George Drewitt, while T. Green officiated for Bullman. Spencer wou the toss and selected the Surrey shore, as there was no wind and he therefore gained the fnll advantage of the tide. Mr. John Ireland officiated as referee. The weather, which had been miserable and foggy all the day, grew worse as the time for the start drew near, a heavy downfall of rain coming ou and continuing nearly throughout the contest. The men started by mutual consent, and after one break away by Bullman, got off ut six minutes past three o'clock on very even terms. Bullman (lashed his sculls into the water at once and quickly gotting way on his craft in the first twenty yards, assumed a decided lead. Continuing his rapid execution off the boathousos, he bad increased his advantage, to a couple of iougths. and seemed capable of running clean away from his antagonist. Drewitt took Spencer a beautiful course, as nearly as possible In mid-river, and seemed to bo urging his man not to make any great effort to over haul his rival. At the top of the Concrete Wall Bull man was showing the way by over four lengths, and at this juncture 10 to 1 ou Bullman found no takers. Bullman sustaining his rapid stroke, reached Waldon's ?Wharf in 5m. 5s. from tho start, and the mile point in 5m. '20s. At this ? latter point he had got well over to the Siyrey shore, and was showing the way by rather over six lengths. Both now slowed down somewhat, though Bullman continued to make tho better way, ana at the Crab Tree?passed lu 6m. 00s.?be led by fully eight lengths. Spencer now quickened slightly and began gradually to decrease tho space between the opposing boats. His effort was not a spasmodic one, for at tho Soap Works?reached by Bnllman in 8m. 24s.?the Chelsea man was not more than five lengths in the rear. It now became evident that Bullman had completely shot his bolt. For another fifty yards he struggled gamely, and then, being close in to the Surrey shore ami in his opponent's water, he seemed to collapso utterly. This was Spencer's opportunity, and George Drewitt, his mentor, perceived it iustauter. By a vigorous signstl he mud" the Chelsea sculler under stand that u supreme effort was necessary, and gal lantly did Spencer respond. With almost marvellous power he dashotl in a dozen or so of strokes, and al most before tho onlookers had time to conceive what was about to happen had run right into Bullman's craft. Hereupon Spencer stopped rowing for a second or so, but ho soon rocovered himself, and settling down again to work at Hammersmith Bridge had placed himself upon even terms with his antagonist. After this Spencer went away with the lead, and increased it just an he pleased, his oppo nent being evidently quite pumped out. At Chiswick Church, Spencer going easily, led by five lengths, and at Barnes Bridge?reached In '21xu. 15s.?by six lengths. Tho Chelsea man finished at tho Ship, Mortlake, in 25m. !? 8-5s., as taken by Benson's chronograph, being about half a dozen lengths ahead of his rival. Ou thq conclusion of tho race Spencer rode up to the um pire's bout and asked if he lutd won, and Mr. Ireland's reply in the affirmative wus received with cheers. Bullman, it may he stated, scaled 9 ut. 7 lb. and Spen cer 9 st. .4 lb. howino is AcsrnuuA. The Paramatta Elver was, cm Saturday, September 14, once more roused from its normal condition of drowsy solitude by another great rowing contest, be tween Messenger, of Melbourne, and Laycock, of Sydney. There were many thousands of spectators, more, indeed, than attends any turf gathering in this colony; and more than twenty steamers were present on the river, vaying from a large paddle steamer with nearly a thousand spectators down to tho "ket tle" of the private party. Tho course wus about three and a quarter miles, and tho water was comparatively smooth. In describing the race the Sydney Evening News remarks:?There was no humbugging, and the men broke away at the first attempt, with a dear course ahead, Laycock on tho Kyde side, and, If anything, tho host station both as regards wind and tide. Tho latter had just turned to ran up. Half a mile from tho start Laycock was rowingat 41 to the minute, bat not, we thought, using his slide more than a few inches. Messenger was a triifb slower in the stroke, but row ing long and in beautiful form, with a fine straight bark. -Messenger Vjuickctiod his pace suddenly and by a very brilliant spurt passed his.boat half a length in front, to the astonishment of most apoctutors. Laycock kept steadily at work, but Messenger continued to keep to tho front, ami rank ing their way to tho mile post, was leading by three quarters of a length. Heavy wagering had taken place as to which man would pass the point first. There was, therefore, intense interest at this time. Laycock hero made an effort and lessened his oppo nent's advantage, but those who followed In tho wake of the men believed that Messenger first intersected the inile point at right angles from the start. The umpire, however, afterward stated that Layoock was the first. The point wus shot in Cm. 31s. from tho start. Laycock got l'airly in front and tho pace began to slacken u litUo. Tho hopes of. Melbourne were steadily diminished, for Laycock was rowing well within himself and visibly drawing away as they proceeded to breakfast Point, past which he led by three lengths. Here Messenger's steering berime very erratic, and his boat being rnd dcrh-tis, he was greatly embarrassed by the wash of a steamer. Passing tho "Chicks" Laycock was rowing ut 34 to the minute and leading by flvn lengths. Qlodcsvitln wharf was passed in lUru. 4.">s. from the start, with no change in the race and six to seven lengths between the men. Here the iwe was interrupted by the most unseemly conduct of a number of siconn rs getting in front, erossing and recroeeini* the men, mid notably among these was the Manly beaeh steamer Emu. In the lost hah' mile there was a regu lar tempest of a sea thrown from the steamers' paddle wheels and made sport of the outrigger*, screwing and yawing them about; now and again a heavy wave would uash over them, leaving no hoat visible. Messenger several times caused rowing, either on account of the sea or through steamers getting In front of him and blocking bis course. I ho race ended in about twenty-five minutes, the .Sydney sculler winning by seven nrelght lengths. The time ?m between 3Sni, 30*. and JOru. 30s. Tho victor i* a most powerful looking man, having a well built robust frame, and is II feet 'J inches in height and weighed 13 st. 13 lb. no was born at Sydney, and is now thirty-two years of age. It is intended that be shall visit England shortly to try bis skill uguiiist some of the English scullers. .Messenger, who is a son of a former champion of England, is now twenty four years of age. an i is 5 fe? t 10 inches in height. He bus a well built frame, with commanding reach, anil weighed U st. 6 lb. During the absence of the champion, Tri. at, at the boat race, some dastardly fellow* went into Ills hotel and fonud their way up stairs, where they broke otien the drawers and stole whatever money theyeould lay their hand* upon. The exact amount Is not'knowu. but it. is supposed seme days' receipts were in the drawers. Tno loss will bo considerable. WHAT WILL THifiY i>0 WITH IT? In the upper portion of Williamsburg, known as Bilshwick, is situate a small plot of ground, almost an acre in extent, that has been occupied as a burying ground fur over two hundred year*. During tin past month the trustees of Old Dushwick Reformed Church removed the remains to tho churchyard, whero they are packed away in the vault*. In con sideration of the expenses of the removal, ami the fort that tlio records of the burying ground have been in the hands of tho church, the trustees claimed the ground and had inaugurated steps to sell 4k Uu bat unluy, liowover. the lieim of the Devoe estate, iu which it wad situated, pot iu their cluiui f<>r the land. They My it whs laid aside r.a a family burial plot for the family and main tamed um sncli, au I that a* it was never conveyed to any ore it reverts u.t< k to the estate as aeon us it coacta to be a burying grouud. They therefore have fii^agi d counts 1, ami it lies with the religions corporation or the Unsliwiek Reformed Church to say whether it shall go into tho court# or uot. MISSING FROM HOME. Inspector McDoBUott was notified yesterday of the prolonged and unaccountable absepc* front his homo of Mr. fcsolomou Herzog, of X'o. ?0 East Forty-third street. Mr. Ilurzog is considered wealthy, having been in business for a long time at No. 58 Leonard street. Last Wednesday he left his homo with the ostensible purpose of going to Boston, but he did not acquaint his family with the nature of the busiucss which called him there. Since, that time nothing has been heard from him. and his family and friends are naturally coneerncd about his welfare. Mr. Hezog lias been suffering recently from symptoms of heart disease, and this it is which causes so much anxiety to his relatives. His son started yesterday for Boston to en deavor to find some trace of the whereabouts or fato of the missing man, while other friends made dili gent inquiries among the employes of the Fall ltivor bouts, by which line il is suppos. d he went to Boston. The following genera! alarm was sent out to tho variojia station houses last night:? Missing from home. Solomon Her/og. forty-live years of age. 3 feet 9 inches in height, weighs 18."> pounds, round, smooth face, gray hair, cut short: near sighted, dark clothes, black silk liat. plain go hi ring on third linger of left liaud with the monogram "S. H.left home laid Wednesday for Boston. Nothing was heard from the missing gentleman up to a late hour last night. A RELIGIOUS LOTTERY DEALER. The will of the late Samuel Baldwin, Jr., was ad mitted to probate on Saturday by Surrogate Moore, of Newark. Bequests amounting to $150,000, in sums ranging front $10,000 to $15,000, are made to immediate relatives. All his real ostato he leaves to his three brothers. The estate is worth $300,000. Mr. Baldwin was somewhat of a character. Though a regular attendant at tho First Presbyterian Church ho was not averse to making an "honest penny" by buying and selling lottery tickets. He accumulated many thousand dollars from his ventures. On tickets which ho could not sell ho would frequently win large amounts. Some years ago ho was before the courts for selling lot tery tickets. He was warned by the Judge to "sin no more." He discontinued the business, al though, until about seven years ago, ho continued to purchase tickets ou his own account. Mr. Baldwin was never married. He was born April 30,1788, in this city. His tall, slim figure, clad In an old-fash ioned swallow tall coat, with a white necktie and without an overcoat even in tho coldest weather, has been for years a familiar sight to Newarkers ns lie sat oil his front stoop on Broad street distributing crumbs to the sparrows. He was regular in his hab its. retiring at ton b'clock at night and rising at six every morning, repairing to tho pump iu the yard to wash his hoad, summer and winter. He was in his ninety-second year when he died, and hail never been sick until four years ago. So abstemious was he that in his last sickness he would not swallow medicine ? containing alcohol. FATALLY INJURED. Coroner Woltinan was called upon yesterday to take tho ante-mortem deposition of a youth named John Francis Kennoy, who is lying at the point of death at his residence. No. 339 East Thirty-ninth street. It appears that his injuries date hack to July 20, 1870. On the evening of that day he was playing on the sidewalk with several companiofts, opposite a hardware store. Tho proprietor of the store, a Mr. Crowley, became annoyed at the noisy pranks of the Boys, and ho ordeaad them away. They showed no disposition to comply with the man date, when, as alleged, Mr. Crowley armed himself with a stout stick and rushed upon hie tormentors. At this moment youug Kennoy w.h seated on a hy drant, anil before he had time to dismount or make good his escape Mb1. Crowley, it is charged, struck him a severe blow with the stick onthe bip. The lad injured severely, but was able to go homo and iu a few days return to his labors as rash boy at Arnold Ac Constable's. His injuries, however, grow worse and he was confined to the house. Buffer ing great pain, and attended by Dr. Joyce up to Feb ruary, 1877. At that time he was removed to Bellevue Hospital, where he remained up to tho 5th inst. His condition growing critical he, was taken to his homo to did. The doctors have been treating him for ail abscess of the hip, the result of the injuries inflicted by the blow received, it is asserted, at the hands of Mr. Crowley. The case will, it is likely, receive a more extended investigation to-day. A COMPLICATED CASE. SING CLAB STOUT AND LITIGATION ABOUT A NEWARK ESTATE. Daring the year 1839 a man named William Patrick Mc&ce left Ireland and came to this country. He settled in New York and carried on a low resort in Cherry street for many years. While here he became acquainted with one Charles Cooper, an cmploy6 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, who killed a man in a dispute and fled to Eng land, leaving his wife in McGee'* care. ' Subsequently Cooper returned, surrendered himself, and?was tried and acquitted. He found his wife and McGee co habiting, and, failing to get her to go back to hiui, instituted ? criminal proceedings against tbem but without avail. Met leo had a wile living at the time, but not with him, owing to his al leged cruel treatment. The fruit of his intimacy w ith Mrs. Cooper was a girl bor:i in 1857. In 1885 McGco and Mrs. Cooper?he pussed her off as his wife?re moved to Newark. There he bought $30,909 worth of property, four bouses in Kiver stn et. In June, 185s, the woman died. It was suspected at the time that sho had been foully dealt with, and to-day there is no otlicial record in Newark of her death or burial, as the law requires. Her relatives accused Motive of having poisoned Her and prophesied that evil would coma to him. A year or so later he was drowned, having fulleu overboard while going ashore from the boat on which "Father Datum's excursion" had taken place. With him was drowned a woman, the circumstances of the accident being fully reported in the Hkralo of July 29, 1859. In falling McGee, it is said, pulled or pushed the woman with him. Ho loft no will. HCCCklKDH TO 8KB rATHKtt's PRoPKllTT. The daughter born to him and Mrs. Cooper was put forward as the heir. Her friends made applica tion for an administrator, ond Thomas W. Dawson was appointed. The estate was worth about $25,1190. Here it may Is: stated that the friends of the woman .drowned with McGee brought suit aguust bis estate to recover $5,900, the claim being that ho pulled her overboard. Contrary to the declared law and the charge of the Judge, the jury gave a verdict of $lu0. Meanwhile the girl born out of wedlock waa recognized as the heir. She married and is now Mrs. Mary Ann Schilling. About two years ago up turned Patrick McGee, a nephew of William Pat rick's. and claimed the estate on the ground that ho and not Mrs. Schilling was the true and lawful heir. The matter went Into the hands of the lawyers and came near being settled by an equal division between the claimants, when recently up turned some new claimants, Irish claimants. Those have now to ho hoard by commissioner* in In land, and tho exceed ingly complex case is more complicated than ever. cm NEWS ITEMS. itergaaat French, of the New Lota police, arrested Johu Coyte, colored, aged twenty-six years, residing at No. 1.218 Douglass street, Brooklyn, on suspicion of burglary in Greenwich street, this city. The door of 0. 8. Westorvelt A Co.'* store, at No. 2ti2 Washington street, was left open on Sirturday evening. OflWr Patrick Peudcrgast found It so at about nine, o'clock, and entered. The aufc was open. The oUlcer discovered $19 51 in a drawer, $14 in ii l?ag and a check on the National Park Bank for $19 89, ail of which ho took to the Twenty-seventh precinct sta tion house. Mr. Paul Gannon, of No. 236 last Seventy-ninth struct, on Friday- last hired John Dwy or ami James Jackson to paint tin exterior of hts house. During the day Mrs. Gannon locked the from door and loft the painters at their work. When she retained the painters and $811 worth of valuables were miss ing, Detective Sawyer on .Saturday night arrested the allogi d thieves, and In the Harlem Pnliro t'ourt yesterday Judge K ostein committed them each In default of $1,ball. HtJEURHAN NOTES. County Trntsurer Boblnson'a annual report of Rh-hnnmd couuty shows that Michael Whilehaa, town oolleotoi of Houthiichl, has failed to turn over to the county the sutu of $1,054 collected by him for taxes. Ambrose G. Taylor, aged seventy -live, Justice of the Peace at Iliuhuiond, Staten Island, was married on Friday to Mrs. Han lei Mallard, age I shventy-three. The bride's grost-granddaughters \ i-ro at tho eerc luouy. Agnes Cloonan. a scannlrcss, was arretted on Sat urday evening Inst on charge of -oruliuia. clothing to the value or $50 from tho reatdcuce of lioso Me Donald, No. 199 Flatl-ush avenue, Brooklyn, 'l'ho property was recovered. The prisoner was locked up at thu Tenth precinct station house. William Taylor, agod eighteen years, entered Uans Blankmsn's saloon. No. U) Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn, ut ait ourly hour yesterday tnoriduu in compauy willt other young men and acted in a disorderly manner, ile was aumtaarily ejected l>y tho proprietor and, lalliug on the sidewalk, was severely injured. ?lohn Davis was arrested yesterday afternoon on charge of highway robbery. The complninsnt. James Conway, who lives In Flushing avenue, Brooklyn, alleges that while on Ills wayhoineou Saturday night the prisoner knocked him down in Tompkins arena# and robbed lUm of $18. Davis la held to await ex amination. TEMPERANCE. FB.VNOIB MOUPilY'b WoUK MKEXISOB AT THE SEAMEN'S EXCiUNUK AND OOOl'JSB INSTI TUTE. The large hall ol' the Seamen's Exchange, No. 180 Cherry street, was yesterday alteration 1.lie 1 with a large audience to listen to Mr. Francis Murphy, the temperance revivalist. Contrary to expectation, there iliit not appear to Ikj many sailors among tl?o auditors. 1'ho cxerciwa were commenced promptly at three oVlock by the singing of "Hold the Fort," th' ehorua of wiiieh wa.? joined in heartily by the au* dionee. Mr. and Mrs. Wilton then sting a duet, by requeat, entitled "He Will Hido Me." Mr. Murphy road the lllteeuth chapter of St Luke and wild that ho hoped all Christian people would prav that (tod's holy spirit bhould support thorn iu their work. Ho of the parablo of the Prodigal Soli, and traced the lesson down to tuo young men about us to-day who ucoii Christiau ruarity. ('up turn Jones, of tlx? Sailors' Snug Harbor, Ihuii iuuu" a i prayer, after which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson sung "O, > Where Is My Boy To-night ?" A collootloxi was taken up iu order to del ray tiie expenses of the uho of Cooper Institute lor two j weeks that, the temperance work might ba there con tinued. The mei ting was addressed at soiue length by Colonel Caldwell, who sain there were two tem perance saints?'ju> was Father Mat hew anil the other Francis Murpuy. Mr. Murphy d'vlurod that the Gospel Temperance was free from sectarianism, and that any man who signed the pledge luight have any religion he pleased. Men cannot bo driven. There is a good deal of the mule in human nature, but man" a man luvo you, and you can had him by a silken thread. Iho speaker narrated with much pathos hi? sufferings from tlio effects of lienor, and ended with nu eloquent j invitation to those present to eoiuo forward and sign the pledge. GRAND UNION IlUt. I The afternoon ine> ting at Grand Union Hall, Seventh avenue, just above Thirty-fourth street, was led by Mr. Eecles ltobinson. It was originally announced as a prayer mooting, but in a short time it took thochar acter of a testimony, or what the Methodists cull au experience, meeting. As many as twenty stood up and testitled to the bulclul effects of rum. either on themselves or on family or friends. A ripple of excitement was occasioned by the attitude of one gentleman who iu liis remarks ruther intimated thai tho work of the last week wns ephemeral iu its character and the enthusiusm and excitement which had prevailed might be fictitious. He also hinted that tho auere signing of the pledge was no sure indication of reforiuation. At this Mr. Edward Murphy arose and taking up the gauntlet, as it were, made a spirited speech, in which lie reviewed his father's lite ami tolil how much the signing of the pledge had done for him and for his lauiily. "The mere siguiug of the pledge may not be absolute : reformation," he said, "but do not let us despise, the I day of small thiugs; the pledge may at least prove | the stopping stone to higher and holior lives." , : AX IHli cdol'Kr. INSTITUTE. The meeting in the evening at C ooper Institute was in every particular a great success. A small admis- | siou fee was charged, but 011 every week uiglit the meeting will be free. Mr. Thomas Tinman presided and introduced Mr. Murphy. After tho Wilsons hail rendered with tine effect "Wonderful WoMs of Lite" Mr. Pittman wade a short address. "Under whioh kin". Bcxonian? Speak or die." This question, ?he said, was asked in Koino 1,1)00 years ago, and the question for New York to answer to-night is, "Under which king, King Alcohol or the King ol Kings?" The past week has beenoue of great effort on tho part of Mr. Murphy. He has been laboring in a section of tho city in w hich it required almost herculean efforts to arouse the people toasense of their dancer, and his success lias been almost miraculous. He did not come unheralded. You all know what lie has accomplished in other citioe, ami all ho asks is that tho people will come forward and give him that support which the noble cause he is engaged iu deserves. Mr. Murphy was greeted with long ebntinued applause. Ho said that it was a matter of suprrmo gratiiieatiou to him to have such generous words, words which spring from the fountain of life, addressed to hint. After toiling all tho week wo eonio hero to night to this common altar to proclaim liberty to the captive und freedom to those who ure bound. They tell mo it is a hard work I am eugaged in. I know that well. There is a great iniquity to bo removed, great louds of sorrow to be llttcd, but underneath it all is the right arm of tho Lord God Almighty. Ho has begun this work, and to-night we trust in Him, and with His help wo will stamp this floud to tho earth. Cooper Union during the next two weeks is to bo tho theatre where a great drama is to be enacted. A monster is to be arraigned, tried and, blessed bo God, convicted. We will save the outcast and bring him buck to the fold again. Don't be unkind to them, for there are men who only want to-lie reset to shine brighter than the constellation above us. A Mr. Darker was called from out of tbu undionco and requested by Mr. Murphy to say a word or two. Ho is a very recent convert, and as he stepped forward ho presented anything but a desir able appearance. His garments were oil and shabby, his gait shambling ami his manner uncouth I in the extreme. To tho surprise of every one, however, bo told the story of his hfe in simple terms, but with gonuino eloquence. He pictured his own downtall step by step, tlie tears meanwhile rolling down his cheeks, and when in tones which could bo hoard in every corner of tho great hall he declared that "tho light of a now day has broken in upon my lite; the angels are beckoning in upward to the celestial lodge," a spontaneous burst of applause broke out. The sensation of the ovenuig ooeurred, however, just as Mi'. Murphy was about to introduce another speaker. A voico was heard in tho back of the hull. "Mr. Murphy, here's a mnu who wants to sign tho pledge." "Blessed be God," cried Mr. Murphy: and springing from tho platform to tho lloor, shouted out, "Come forward, brother; you will find many here to welcome you." In a moment a gray-haired man. neatly dressed and having ail tho marks of a gentleman, was led forward sobbing like a child. "I've been a bud man all my Hfe, Mr. Murpliy. but I do want to try and lead u better one." The work of signing the pledge was but th - work of a moment, and then lie was assisted to the platform and asked to say a word. It was some xnoiumitD, however, belorc he could control of his emotion.', ami then all he could say was. "I will be true: I will keep my pledge." Tho scene was in tensely dramauc, and occurring as it did unexpect edly and iu tho midst ol iho service, produced all the greater sensation. Tho He v. Mr. Nobis made u stirring address, in which he said that one reason ?? hv the Murpliy meetings were so unspeakably pnwious was because of tho home scenes which were nightly depicted, and because a Npirit of lovo seemed to hind together all who wore engaged ill the work. Tlio appearance of Chaunooy Shaffer was tho signal for great applause, and that gtutUmun, iu concluding bU remarks on intemperance in this city, said "IVc propose to reuiovo the wart from the proboscis of beauty." Mr. Murphy brought tho meeting proper to a close by saying ibat ho hope I before long to sec priest ami minister, the Fatbor Mathew .Society and the Good Templars, united on tho same platform and working m unison In tho common cause of humanity. During the meeting a notice >vss read from the platform requesting the gentleman who took an ovorcoat to leave it at tho door. NATIONAL TEMTEBtNCB INHTnTTE. The meeting under the management of the Jtatlonal Temperance Institute livid ia tho large hall of Cooper ruiou in the afternoon was fully attended. Tho president, Mr. J. B. Uibba, conducted tho exorcises. Mr. W. Warrvu Bentlny made a prayer and then sung, accompanying himself on the harmonium. Rev. William Evans aditmned the meeting, recounting an episodo of his us u life. For fifteen years lie was a tragedian. In a country village of Pennsylvania a country minister took liim by tho hand and said, '?There is something too good in you to stay where you are; come." It was to ihat triendly luvitaiiou that ho owed what ho was to-<lay. But even then he reserved toTilmsclf the right to take it little Wino whenever he thought propur, and while he was professor of elocution for four years In the high school of Pittsburg ho visited the drug store when evcr he neoded a little siiiuulant for his headache or some other ache. ITc continued in this way until Brother Murphy camn to that town. One day ho called iu at one of the meetings and was asked to speak. At the close of the un etiug he again Bi?t the oi l friend who had taken him from the ttcshpoisof Egypt, and by him was persuaded to sign the pledge* Ho pahl ? high tribute to the woefc done by Brother Murphy. Vet, he said, the signing ot the pledgo was only the beginning of a tompenuicc life. He was told that this temperance movement was int Tiering w.tli tlio liquor business. He hail his own idea about that. He know that society demanded that the liquor dealer should pay a license tor aeilhig alcohol, and this in'itself looked as if it were an meglumine business. Only a little while ago tho nailou had to nay u small hill of fVnu.taju, onu there was a row ?about it; but there was not a word said about tile snuu.il bill of (7>i.0oti.iN)'i for liquor, the poison which deatroj s manhood anil takes away tho brains of our cltixcti* ami desolates families, tie held thut liquor was not taken 011 account of appetite, but on account ot an immoral will to drink It. Mrs. Anna Itandall Diehl gave a recitation. The president then announced that ou future .Sunday afternoons arrangements had been tnado for tho signing of thn pledge iu public mooting. AMERICAN TEMPERANCE t'NION. The attendance at the meeting of the American Temporaneo I'nlun. in Clarendon Hall, East Thir teenth stri ot, ia tho afternoon was not as lai>,o aa on pre . i us Sundays. Tho Rev. Dr. George II. Oorey spoke. Ho said that there ore Jo,out) persons en gaged iu tho liquor trsfli j in thia city, lu from 8,000 to 10,00ft saloons, while there are not moro than > a.MHi people interested iu tcmpernneu work. The saloons attract daily 100,000 visitors. There ts a larger capital Invest u iu Uu traltie than iu all the bankihAiid iiiauutaetures of the city com bined. The liquor Interest from Maine to Texas is more powerful than all the churches put together. It is stronger than was tlje slaveholders' power in the rebellion. It is tho great oligarchy of the iia>. Hotel keepers anil ruuisellers are tho wTocketa of aw'lety and sro banding their energies oaily to de moralise and pervert the nation. There never yet has been one great intellect enlisted In the temper ance cause in this country. Addmaca were delivered by Mrs. Dr. Somerbj and others. FINE ARTS. A PICTT'RR BY TCBJCEB ?THOMAS MOEAN's TXCTf?* HE llNl'8 AN ALT TKKARtTUB AMONG TUB SAND 11ILL8 OF SEW JEU.SKY. Twuuty-fivo year* ago there carue to Philadelphia $ voting Englishman by the name of Joint Buttcrtop. He was a painter by profession, and at once hired A ettulio on the corner of Tenth und Cneatuut streets. It soon became known that Mr. Butterton had boon a pupil of that unhappy gonitis, Benjamin Bobert Hay don, and this gave a peculiar interest to the young artist. This interest was increased when it w'? noised abroad that in his modest studio Butter ton had an original Turner, a Sir Joshua lteynolds and several picture* by other well known English painters. Among the many artists who flocked to see these treasures was Thomas Moran, th? famous painter of the Yellowstone country, then lit..? more ihan a la 1. From his earliest youth Mr. Moran has been one of Turner's most ardent admirers, and the sight of this picture, probably tbc first origtna bit bad seen, tilled him with wilder delight titan the whole of the National Gallery in later yuare. He went to sea it many times and wondered if there could be so much unalloyed pleasure in life as the possession of thai pit lure would give to bim. Mr. Butterton was not very successful as a painter. At that time there wcr? more and bctier artists in Philadelphia than there ar? to-day, so he packed up ills canvases and went oil into tho c'ountry. None knew exactly where he went, but it was generally understood that he settled on a form in New Jersey. Years passed away, but Mr. Moran did not forget the Turner. Even when visiting tho Turner gallery in London he thought of tho beautiful picture he had scu in America, and found few that oquaUed it among thai artist's work for simplicity of style or masterly treatment. Mr. Morau eatno back to America and settled down in Newark, N. J. He made soma inquiries alter Mr. Buttertou, but no one knew where he lived. It was Us good fortune a flew woeks ago to gut an early copy of the December number of Scrib* iwr's MonUtly, with this modest advertisement marked:? ? Piotuiu: f or. Sale.?For sale, an important pic ture, bv Turner, the famous English paiutcr. ?or particulars and price address J. B., Post oftloe box 1441, Hammonton. N. J. A note from a friend connected with tho magazine came by the same mail which read, "Do you supposd (hat this can bo tho Turner you have talked about ton the last twenty-five years V" Mr. Morau read the ad vertisement slowlY, "J. B., Haurmonton, N. J." Of course it could be noue other than John Bntterton, who hail been a New Jersey farmer for tweuty-flvg years. A map of New Jersey was noon procured and Hammonton fouud hid away in Atlantic county. Consultation with guide hooks revealed that it waj one of the most inaccessible places in the State, but Mr. Moran was undaunted. He looked at his watch and called to his wife to pack a travelling bag and b? ready to leave for South Jersey in an hour's time. When Mrs. Moran heard of the discovery she was. as excited as her husband, fc-r site also Is an artist; ami a Turner enthusiast. lY>r three days the Moransi were missing from Newark, and when they ctuaa back (hoy brought tho Turner with them. A Hebaj.k representative visited Mr. Moran at ltin handsome residence in Newark yesterday and found the distinguished artist down on his knees before th? Turner. He was not worshipping, as the rcporteral first supposed, Imt armed with a stout palette knlf? was scraping the dirt of years from the precious can vas. Hchliomanu digging among the ruins ofl Mycmne co'uid not have been more absorbed. "I have come over from New York to learn the his ! tory of your discovery, Mr. Moran," said the reporter,, at tho same time drinking in the beauties of /the pic ture before him. Mr. Moran arose from the floor" and, wiping his palette knife on a paint rag, motioned the reporter to a seat, while he drew his own chair nearer tho picture and told in substance what has.been related above. "When we arrivod at. I Hainmontou," continued Mr. Morau, "we inquired, i for Mr. Buttertou, and found that he was the propn | ttor of the I.oudog Nurseries, about three miles from. | town. We drove out at unco and, finding the artist nurserymau at home, 1 statud my business. To my surprise he recognized mo as tlie young mau who had adtffived his picture so much twenty-five years ago anil called mo by uaino. We were taken into the dark little sitting room, aud there, sure enough, hung, the picture, covering almost one.side of the wall, lfc looked older than when 1 first saw it. but still tho middle distance, with tho long whito castle, stood out in bold relief. 1 asked Mr. Butterton why he wanted to sell tfib picture, and ho replied that he wanted it to got into the hands of some ono who would appre ciate it. that it might not bo forever buried in tho sands of New Jersey, and that if it was sold down, in Atlantic county it would not bring any thing. He told me to take it homo with lu? and keep it a while, aud cither sell it for Linx or make him an offer myself. He really seemed, anxious that I should own tho picture, but I know that I could not afford to pay him any thing like its value. When it wus taken down from, the wall it left a great bare place, for it had never been touched since first hung and the waU had beett papered around it. The upshot of the matter wasi that Mr. Buttertou put his price at such a figure and, made his terms so easy that we concluded a bargain, and I own the picture I have-covet.si all my life." "And it was a bargain, I presume," said the re-, ^Yes," replied Mr. Moran, "it was. I will not tell,' you what I payed for it. but I will tell yon what it is, w orth. I valued it at ouca at $25.u00. aud experts, who have been out hero to see it say that $ JO.000 i*. nearer its worth. It is the largest Turner that haSj ever been seen tn America. It measures throe fw tt tight inches, by four feet eight inches?more than, twice the size of the "Slave Ship." Turners of this, size are never in tho market, aud this one was neves" offered foe sale before. The National Gallery of Iaju-J don would jump at it, but now that I own it I aiixia no hurry to Dart w ith it." w -Can you tuil me the history of the picture?" asked, the reporter. __ "It is very simr'a," replied Mr. Moran. "It is. called "Conway Castle, North Wales," and was paintadl to tha order of Thomas Got dall. banker, of Abiute don, Berkshire, England. It was never exhibited^ but went direct from the artist's studio to tho owner's? itouse. Sec, this is the frame that Turner put it in. lie always scut his pictures home in plain woodea. frames. Some of thein are to be seen in tho National Gallery to-day. It hung over the fireplace in that Uoodall residence for years, ami there it got pretty1 thoroughly blackened with coul dust. At tho death, of Mr. Goodall it cattle into possession pd the present Mr. Butterton'* lather, John Butterton. of Batschre Hall, in Staffordshire, and when ho died* it waa inherited by Mr. Butterton, of lininmaiitou? whose affidavit I hold to this effect. He has owua4| tho picttiro for thiity years. He says that it waai painted between the year* DUO and WIS, ho casino* say positively just which gave it birth." The reporter, who had been studying tho picture whilo listening to Mr. Moran's story, expressed his ? warmest admiration lor its beauties. It represent* % rambling castle in the middle distance, standing on the borders of a river; tall mountains rise in th* background. The foreground is a tangled wood, witix strips of grass. In one corner a herd of cattle ar? coiug down to a stream to drink; in another a group of peasants M'litto and stand around, weaving; wreaths of flowers and otherwise amusing themselves. A great deal ot the foreground is so dark and grtmyt th-t nothing can be readily Utsttuguiahed. ??Do you suppose th.it thoro is auythiug under that" bin -k stflff?" inquired the reporter. "The greater part of whfft you see was under Jus* Huch dirt." said Mr. Morau, "but cleaning has dgvul opeil most of it. It seems to be a sort of soiled varnish and comes off without bringing any of the paiut. Let us dig down in this corner and see what wo can find." Th" corucr looked very black and un inviting. but Mr. Moran began to scrape and then rub with an oiled rag, and soon a boy in a blue coat aud a Shcpln rd's dog weau revealed to sight. "That * tlie wr'.yl have g?ue over half of this can vas," said Mr. Moran. "When arc the public to see your treasure!" the re porter asked, as bo consulted a time table of local' U ""shall bars It at my studio in the Booth Bnikliug, in No v York, next week and will then aend card* of invitation to visitors and w ill exhiliit it gratuitously on cctUiu The reporter thanked Mr. Moran for his conrtesy ami congratulated him upon tin* possession ot Ida treasure aud, took his departure in Mrno for the ? :M P. M. train. A* be turned a corner of tbe ntreet ha looked baek, and by th? light ot a student's lamp was revealed the room lie had, just let't, aud he saw th? gleam of a palette Ulitfe us tho artist resumed th? restoring pro, ss that had occupied his attention bo foro the reporter'* visit. FDSBBAL~OP ALEXANDER STOBO. The funeral of Alexauder Htobo, who died a* hi? residence iu Wooliawkon. N. J? ou Thursday, toolc place yesterday from ht. Paul's Episcopal church, on Hudson street. Hoboheu. The church was crowded with friend* aud fonuor employes of tho deceased. The services with court luted by Itev. Dr. Xawbold and lb v. Dr. Hodgson. and at tha, conclusion the lid of the caskot was removad to allow friends to tako a parting look a* the features of the dead. Mauy of th? females who were employed by the do-cased at th* extensive laundries in Weehswken in passing stopped to press their lips to tho cold forehead, and many turned from the casket wtth tear stained facoe. Th* remains wurn arrayed lu a suit of black and were in cased in a black cloth covered casket, heavily mounted with stiver. The rail hearers were ex-Fred hokfer John Frost, Captain WUltani Navies. Curtis Burker, Ooroucr J. B. W iggins, Hubert MoOoqne, Mr.; John 0. Uesson ami Theophllus IJuttl. The inter- - inent was in Uobokeu ticinstwy.