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A Desperate Attempt to Res
cue "Red" L.eary.
Thieves and Officers Struf&liwr at the Door
of Jefferson Market Prison.
It was known generally among criminals throughout
Mew Vork and Brooklyn that two of the moat famous
of their number wore to be examined at Jefferson
Market Court yesterday. Accordingly long before
that plaee was opened in the afternoon the corridors
and sidewalks were crowded by strange looking men.
Some of them were keen, wiry, ever on the alert and
tttlik* in their motions; othors ware brawny, bnrly,
?cowling, sinister or resolute. But ail were dis
guised?so to speak. They were well dressed and
quiet. They lounged about, smoking cigars and
talking in knots here and there, but always watchful
and low voiced. Soma of them bora the marks of old
conflicts on their visages, and not a few still carried
the air of the convist. which a brief sojourn among
free psople bad been unable to remove. When the
door of the court room swung open they ftled in, each
man moro than desirous to obtain a seat ns far re
moved from the bar as possible, and occupied every
bench on the male sido of the auditorium. Judge
Otterbourg was on the Bo neb and minor matters
were being heard.
At two o'clock Captain Byrnes, Detective Slevin
and a crowd of officers from tho Fifteenth precinct
appeared, and then it was whispered, "They have
come! they have come!" A minute late r Jndge Mor
gan walko<l from his private room across the court to
the examination room and was followed by the
officers. The spectators before described did not
know bow to get into that apartment, and were there
fore obliged to remain in their seats. A few of those,
however, who had been there in the capacity of crim
inals on a previous occasion made their way into the
examination room and fonnd John, alias "Bed, ' Leary,
and John, alias "Bntcli," McCarthy, awaiting an exam
There were, beside the captives, Counsellor Peter
Mitchell, five or six detectives, the Judge and several
members of the press in that chamber at the time,
and, without any preliminary circumlocution, the
proceedings were begun by Judge Morgan, who asked
Peter Mitchell if he appeared as counsel for the pris
oners. The lawyer said:?"Well, I cannot say that I
do. I had better say that I can't tell yet whether 1
shall appear or not. It may not be necessary, Your
"Very well, Counsellor. Now where is Captain
Byrnes? Ah, there you are. Come up here."
Captain Byrnes, who had been standing in the
doorway, stepped quickly to the desk and the magis
trate said:?"Captain Byrnes, have you obtained any
?vldcnce against these prisoners?John Leary and
John McCarthy?"
The prisoners stood up without being told to do so.
"No, Judge," replied Captain Byrnes, iu a clear
voice, "I have not been able to get anybody who
could identify either of them as having been in any
way connected with the Manhattan Bank burglary.
The janitor s wife refused to come to the station
house, and, indeed, so did he, on the ground that it
Would have been Impossible to Identify either of
these men, as the robbers wore masks when they
were at work. I did sen somebody who thought Mc
Carthy resembled one of the burglars physically, but
that party would not swear to it. Therefore I cannot
do nnytbing more in the matter with them."
"That being the eoee, I'll have to let the men go.
John Lcary, John McCarthy, you arc discharged. Go
out to the Clark's desk and give your names.
The prisoner* started along the passageway to the
Clerk's desk, followed by Hubert Pinkerton, Deputy
Sheriff Hoeson. of this city, and a few officers.
McCurthy gave his name and stepped down, and then
Deary gave his. Ho hod no sooner done so than
Dojiuty Sheriff Hasson exhibited a warrant signed
by Governor Robinson for the arrest of John, alias
"Red" Deary, tor complicity in the Northampton
(Mass.) bauk robbery.
"Who serves this requisition ?" asked Peter
"1 do," replied Hasson.
"Then you are responsible for this man's body,
ore you ?"
"I am."
Counsel then quietly read tho requisition from the
Governor of Massachusetts, uud, putting his hand
into his pocket, drew forth two sliest* of paper, aud
banding them to Hasson said:?"This Is a writ of ho
boos corpus, issued by Judge Daniels, returnable oa
Wednesday morning, and this is a writ of certiorari.
Now, John Leary, Just go quietly with this Deputy
Sheriff to Ludlow Street Jail, and Twill meet you over
there in a little-while."
The parties left the Clerk's dusk, and both Leary
and McCarthy were reconducted by Robert Plnkertoa
and Deputy Sheriff Hasson to the private examina
tion room. Jefferson Market Court was deserted im
mediately by the gang of ineu which had hitherto re
mained seated as described. Their departure was
Suite hurriedly made, and they took up positions ou
to north side of Tenth street, opposite the private
entrance to tho prison. .Meanwhile Hasson and
Pinkerton remained with their prisoners in the Bids
yoo 111.
"Bob," said Captain Byrnes to Pinkerton, "you
may have trouble getting your prisoner down town.
Do you want any help? There's a pretty tough gang
"All right. Cap. I'm pretty well fixed. I guess w?
can get along with them safe enough," rejoined
Deputy Slu-riff Hasson, however, thought differ
ently, and felt that he had in his custody a very des
perate man, who was well beloved by cracksmen and
Lard eases, and for whose safe keeping it was worth
white to tok* tv.tra precautions. Accordingly hn
asked Sergeants Suttee and Grant, of Inspector Pilks'
staff, to stand by him until he was safely out of the
Captain Byrnes and his officers had gone, so the
Fcrguwjls consented aud remained with Pinkerton
auu Hasson. The former had been employed by the
bank authorities to take "Red" Leary to Massachu
While all this was going on inside the bnlldlng
there were strahgt- happenings outside, on both
corners of Dnth street and Sixth avenue were two
gangs of athletic fellows, (hie squad watched tho
main entrance on Sixth avenue, the other observed
what was occurring around the prison door. On tha
corner of the street was a light brougham, with s
strong bores la th? trace*, a sturdy looking fellow
with s broken nose on the box seat, and tbe door wide
open. Despite its respectable appearance and the
neat Hvery of the driver an officer of tho detective
force .recognised the concern as being "crooked," be
cause he was certain the driver was none other than
s noted thief named Ryan, who has just completed a
term of five years in the State Prison. Beside tlie.se
persons there were fifteen or sixteen men lounging
in trout of the prison steps, with their coats buttoned
tightly about tiiem. The door of tbe jail opened and
Robert Pinkerton appeared. There wu* e stir among
the loungers, and one of the gangs moved down from
the corner of Sixth avenue. Jim Pinkerton was slono
Slid it halted, lie harried up toward the avenue and
returned in a few moments with a carriage. whli h
drew up at the entrance on Tenth street. Pinkartou
went into tha prison end the gangs were still.
an attempt to uxscus.
Presently a man. wearing a heavy snrtout trimmed
With astrakan fur, turned tho corner ot'Tenth street at
Btxth avenue and ran toward the group at the prison
?tap*. He said something, which wis heard by those
only for whom it was Intended, and then the group
crowded about tbe steps, which are not lH>unded by
rati tugs of any kind whatsoever. There was a brief
wait and several children oonilng from school lined the
opposite aide of the way, wondering what could be
Shout to occur. The door opened, und Robert Pink
erton, with both bauds In his overcoat pocket*, reap
pes wl, descended tbe step* and threw open the car
riage door.
"Here he comes I" the <yowd exclaimed with oue
Sergeant Snttee, of Inspector Pilks' staff, come out
and began to descend. Immediately behind hltn was
the burly form of "Red" I#ary, whose arm was
graxped by lH>pnty Sheriff Hasson. At that moment
flic man with the astrakan trimmed snrtout, and an
other named James Burns, dashed up the steps past
Sergeant Huttec, and before he could divine their in
te:it burled themselves upon Hnsaou, who is a light
niuu, and Leary, who, by the way. whs not mauacicd.
Burns tried to get between Hasson and tbe prisoner,
but the loraier clasped Leury about the body with
both hands, and, despite hu struggles, pinned him
Ogaiust tbe jamb of the door.
All this whs tho work ot an iustanf. Tho fifteen
?r sixteen friends of the prlsorfbr sprang up the
Stops, shouting, "Let that man go, damn you!"
Pinkerton and Mutter recovered themselves also, and
the latter bounded to the assistance of Hasson, w ho
was struggling desperately to retain his bold on
Lcary. Muttve seised Bums by the collar, put a re
volver to bis bead, and bieaed in hi* ear, "Stop, or by
God 111 blow your head off!"
At tho same lii.dant Pinkerton dashed through the
crowd of won on the steps, hurling them oil right
and lett until ho stood between tuuui and Suttee.
Then be turned, pistol iu baud, and faced the ruf
fians, who Were embarrassing each other In their
shorts to g*t up the narrow step*. Pinker
ton's fOOS Was deathly pale, lint there was s wicked
loos iu his eye as Uia sternly voice ring
out clear sad distinct euvugu to be heard aw use the
Street, "OeuUetueh, I'll shwot the ucut wen that
coau-s an inch this way!" His pistol elickod nnd ?u
levelled straight at the wan with th. astiaktu
trimmed auitoul, and that person shrank buck so
suddenly from the ntuz/lo of the weapon that he
rolled over and over to the sidewalk, dragging two or
three others with him.
While "Bob" 1'iLikurton was thus engaged Hasson
pushed Leary back against the door, which was
opened by the wsrdeii and keepers or. the iiioide, and
tlib prisoner was dragged in. (sergeant i-utiet kept
his hold on Burns, who was felted into lull at the
pistol's point, I'iuk< rtou oov ring their retreat.
When the desperados saw two instead of one of tie ,'r
iricurts in the elutclies of the officers they made
another rush tor Pinkcrton, who stood in the door
way ready to Are.
"Hold hard, gentlemen," said he, "not another
ate p."
Tney paused again and returned to the sidewalk.
"Next time you put up a job to beat me out of my
prisoner put it up belter. I'll take him with mo,
dead or alive!" As he said this Piukovton disap
peared through the door and "lied" Leary 'a friends
retreated toward Sixth avuittie. Some of ihom went
Into court to keep an eye on the officer's movements,
and aptes wire si t all around the building to prevent
Leary being taken away without his friends know
in<? it.
"Butch" McCarthy, who hud been discharged by
Judge Morgan, now came out of the prison and ad
vised the captive's friends of his posit ion and the
probable consequences of the attempted rescue. He
must have told them that laary had now been se
curely haudcttffed, for messengers were sent to re
porters and officers to inquire whether this were
really true or not. One ot them said that Mrs. Leary
wanted to know if her husband hud been shackled.
In short, the court and streets about it swarmed with
"Red" Jioury's frisuds, but the coach driven by the
ex-convict went away.
.rrii iiuuNs AJ'.uirasp.n.
After they were brought into the prison Leary and
Burns were differently disposed or. Xhe former wus
securely ironed and put into a cell; tbo latter was
brought before Judge Otterbuurg charged with hav
ing attempted to rescue a prisoner frotu an officer.
His plea was that he only wanted to speak to his
friend Leary, and that he had no intention whatever
of Interfering with tho deputy sheriff or Mr. Pinker
ton. Counsellor Stiner was retained by somebody
outside to defend Burns, and subjected the officers to
a long cross-examination, which only resulted iu
showing thai Burns had no arms upon him when
taken iu. Judge Otterbourg held bim in $1,000 bail
to answer. A host of his friends crowded in to catch
a glimpse of him before he was locked up for tho
orr to huviow strket jail.
It was growing lute now, and It became absolutely
necessary that l.oary should be got over to Ludlow
bti'eol .luil be Lore darkness made his removal still
more dangerous. The streets were crowded with peo
ple, principally mc-u. and it was asserted by the de
tectives that very many of them were desperate char
acters. who had no business there other than to rescue
Lea. y if they could. Inspector It ilk* arrived and
with him came several officers in citizen's
clothes. They were iu? u from his own district,
and seeing that the deputy sin.rill's position was
growing more and more trying, he ordered Detectives
Lcoly, bilks. Sergeants brant and Suttee and eight
other officers to escort the prisoner from Jutlersou
Market Prison to Ludlow Street Jail. Sergeant Will
iams ol the Court Squad, suggested that the carriage
coulu be brought into ihe prison yard and'the gate
closed upon it. At half-past four this was dona and
"tied" Leary, manacled uud escorted by l'inkerton,
Hasson and DlLks, and an officer on the seat With the
driver, was placed in the coach. There were two
other coaches outside filled with officers also, and
when everything was ready the order to start was
given, the crowd Uriveu away from'the gate by a
squad of men, the gate opened and the carriage con
taining the prisoner dashed through and up Tenth
street at a gallop, followed by the other vehicles at a
similar gait. The pace was so rapid that one of the
horses on the prisoner's carriage leaped over a trace
and brought the cavalcade to a standstill at k'ifth
avenue. The officers in the other carriage* alighted
and surrounded "lied" Leary's, with their hands on
their pistols.
After a short halt the jonrncy was resumed down
Broadway to Broome street and through Broome to
Ludlow Street Jail, where, with a sigh of relief,
Deputy Sheriff Huston turned over his troublesome
prisoner to the warden and departed.
The firm of Quit A Hoy, publishers, engravers and
lithographers, do business at Ko. Ill Liberty street,
on the second Boor, front. ' Yesterday, about noon,
the junior mem her of the Brm, Harry E. Hoy, cotn
milted euiefde by shooting himself in the head with
a pistol. Financial embarrassment is said to have
been the cause which led to the raali act. The do
ceased visited liis office at tho usual hour yesterday
morning. He was of a taciturn disposition, and
whatever his mental troubles or financial difficulties
may have been he did not mako them known "to his
partuer or the other gentlemen associated with him
in the office. He went about his work in the same
methodical manner, without betraying any symp
toms of an agitated mind. In the course of the fore
noon his brother. Major William E. Hoy, who in a
director in the Mutual OasHglit Company of this city,
called at the office of deceased, and his quick eye de
tected whst escaped the notice of ordinary
observers, that there was something unusually
troubled in the manner and - appearance of
his brother. When questioned on this point
deceased confessed that ho was downcast and
dispirited. He complained of not having been able
to make bis collections, and said that he was in con
sequence unable to meet tho business requirements
and demands of the firm. Once having been drawn
iuto a confession ol his financial difficulties he made
no concealment of the trouble and anxiety which had
beset him for a long time previously. Times were
not as they used to be, aud in place of being so cir
cunuitouced that tho business of Die firm paid a band
some profit it was now by a dcspAde effort that they
were able to make both ends inoel. He had become
sick and tired of the prolonged and unequal strugglo
under such adverse aud hopeless circumstances aud
w as driven to desperation in consequence. He had
liabilities to meet, but iound himself so situated that
he would be obliged to indefinitely postpoue them.
r&iu-AJiK* DxuiiKHArr.LY 10 dir.
liis brother listened patiently to these gloomy
forebodings and tried to reason deceased out of his
despoudeucy. Finding his efforts in this direction
met with but indifferent success he started out to
collect a certain sum which would tide deceased over
his temporary difficulties. He promised to return
soon, and bade his brother clieer up aud look faro
iu the face. The latter *uiade no reply, but shook
hands with bis brother aud seated himself at his desk
ae if with the purpose of continuing a correspond
ouce which he had broken off ou the arrival of
the latter. That was the last seen of
deceased alive. A short time afterward the re
Birt of a pistol resounded through the build
g, but it was supposed that the sound lmd
come from the street. The discharge of the
firearm caused but momentary attention, and it
was only subsequently recalled when the lifeless body
was found w ith the fatal hole in the tcmplo aud the
revolver on the tloor, having dropped from the rr
liuud gne-p of the dying man. This was tho startling
sight which met the horrified guzo of Major Hoy
wui-n he returned to his Ttrother's office about two
V. M.
The compartment where deceased had taken his
own life is partitioned off the main office and is about
8 feet by 13. Iti order to roach it it wonld first be
necessary to enter tlia principal offica, which is
divided in the middle by a low railing, tho desks
baing aitnatcd in tha front of tha building, close to
the windows. To the left and on a Hue with the
raiting was the partitioned spare which deceased
occupied as his own private office. It was furnished
plainly, with a desk, a lew chairs and a Brussels car
pet. The desk faced tho wall av.d was midway be
tweon the long wide window looking iuto Libertv
street and the entrance door. Opposite this desk
docoaaeu seated himself on a chair while making
preparations for the desperate died which he com
0 mplnted and which he whs about carrying into exe
cution. To eouceai hia purpose and hie at Uou from
pedestrian* nil the street aud tho prying eyea of peo
ple who occupied offices across the way he dnrkened
the room by pulling down the curtain. He tluu
seated himself at tlic desk and loaded two chambers of
a bruith A Wesson seven shooter with cartridge* of
calibre :?9. Having made those preparations lie
presented the mottle of the pistol to his right temple
aud fired, death following almost instantaneously.
The ball hud penetrated tho breiu, and the fatal
weapon which had so certainly and unerringly is r
formed its work full to tho floor from liis nerveless
lie was a man iu the prime of life and of splendid
physique. Muscular aud well built, with u finely
Shaped, massive head, hair cropped close, a beery
iron gray must* lie, and dressed iu a becoming man
ner, he looked like one who would bo possessed of in
domitable courage to carry hint through the worst of
fortune's bullets. He appeared to bu about fortj-ttve
yours ot ago, but was in reality only thirty-two. He
was umrrioU, Ida wifa aud children living in Mont
da ir, IN. <f.
the twqtrrirr.
His brother, Major William & Hoy, was lbs only
witle ss examined f?y Coroner Wolttuan in the case.
He said that d<ceased was in financial difficulties: lie
was, however, indisposed to speak about his troubles,
being of u reticent disposition. The witness called
on hun In the forenoon and then a.sccrtalncd that ho
was pressed lor luiiils. -Major Hoy, upon learning
of this state of efl'uirs, started out to tnnkn collco
tioua to relieve the pressing financial necessities
Of Ins brother. When ho returned, abou two P.
M., he found his brother dead in the office, with a
pistol shot wound in his hood. He hud never heard
deceased complain of being tired of life, and had
never heard luni threaten to commit suicide.
After tho taking or the above testimony Deputy
Coroner Oushman made an external examination of
the body, ami the Coroner sum mound a jury, who
viowtd the remains and rendered a verdict or death
li> suicide, in accot-dancs witlt the evidence, A per
mit whs then grauhd tor the removal of the body to
too resident*! of his family at Montclair, N. .T., from
Which place it will be interred.
Tlie deceased was a man who was beloved for ills
social virtues and strict Integrity. He comes of a
Well known family. Us has three brothers living?
namely. Major Hoy, Robert E. Hoy, a membeffof the
Stock KxcUuuga, aud a brother who is ta tha navy. i
l'KBI.IN, NcV. TH), I*'"
TJie long and ardently expected reports of IT on.ssor
Nordcnsk ioidv successful vox age from the Yenisei
around the North Capo of Asia to the Leu a?a feat
JioxWr before accomplished by any ToaMl?have now
come to band, fully confirming the telegraphic news
of bia safe arrival at the Lena, received on the 14th
of October. We extract from a letter dated "Off the
Lena, August 27," aud written l?y- Lieutenant ilov
gaurd. a naval officer <>u Nordenskjdld's staff, tho fol
lowing interesting particulars:,?
"We left Dieksnu port on the 10th of August and
ha<1 not gone far before we perceived the charts to be
entirely wrong, for the coaet is in reality far more to
tho west than hitherto supposed. The fin" weather
with which we were at first favored uow gave way to
a dense and continuous fog. In spite of the elements
we pushed onward, and on the nth passed Cape Ster
legoff, the furthest point yet reached by any vessel.
Wo constantly perceived small islands not given on
the map. Ou Monday, ilia iiih of August, wo en
countered ice, but not in sneh quantity as to
demand special attention. In tho afternoon
the ice begun to thicken and gradually surround us,
so that Wr were quite unable to break through tho
congealed masses. Wa increased our steam power
i and dashed with full force against the heavy blocks,
in order to moke way not only for ourselves, hut also
for the Lena, our smaller companion, whoso iron sides
I are less able to withstand as much as the twenty-threc
i inch oak planks of the Vega. After a while, when all
i efforts failed, we had to abandon our attempts at
breaking through at this point, livening ueured be
fore an outlet was discovered, through which wo es
caped to waid the east.
"A wonderful panorama spread around us. To the
South lsy the Talrour land, 'glittering fiery red in the
rays of the midnight sun. appearing. l>y refraction,
high above the northern horizon, while the iee re
fleeting in tho air assumed fantastic forms. Upon the
glassy surface of the sea the two steamers glided
smoothly onward, passing many little fiords with
ice-fringed coasts. An unfortunate bear, incautious
enough to swim too near the Lena, hud to ntoue with
his life for his temerity. This Arctic splendor was
not 01' long duration; the noji day we wore again
obliged to resume our usual maweuvrmg be
tween the drifting ice. when alt at once, at a
distance of barely 800 yards, we sighted land, t.tf
course we anchor* 1 and waited for clear weather,
which finally ensued about three in the afternoon,
only to be soon replaced by fog and ice. Still as tivst
we could we hold eastward until a favorable oppor
tunity for anchoring ptv suiited itself in the shape of
a small buy in the sound situated between Taitnur
Island and the continent. This haven was named by
us Actinia Port, iroui the masses of a sort
of polypus we saw in the water, (in the
ittth of August we were at last released from
our compulsory rest by a change of weather driving
away the surrounding ice. Continually enveloped in
a thick mist we steered toward Cheljuskin, tiiv.t
noticed by us the succeeding day. Without really
Basing the land itself, but only following its icy
outlines, we at the approach of night arrived at the
little bay, situated to the west of the northern
extremity of Asia, aud beariug tiie name of its llrat
discoverer, the llussl.au mate Cheljuskin, who reached
it by lend in IV49. Who can describe the feelings of
triumphaut joy with which we at last drew near the
long sought goal 1
"With all flags waving and greeting the time hon
ored ' northern point of the Old W orld with Ave
salutes, the Vega steamed proudly into the harbor,
while the sun, as if to give additional lustre to the
festive occasion, dispelled the clouds, showing a
range of high, snow covered hills in tlio background,
l'rom the top of a large promontory a bear stared in
quiringly at his unexpected guests, but after receiv
ing a few shots deemed it prudent to retire to the
abetter of the lulls. Continuing onr observations
the next day wc erected a cairn, in which we deposited
a document telling of our expedition aud future
plans. At one P. M. on tho 20th of August we weighed
anchor and steered eastward. After battling amid
fog end ice we attained the narrow coast of the
Taitnur peninsula and had then the luck to meet al
most open water. The coast is about ttfty English
miles more to the west than noted down on the chart.
On the 25th we anchored near a small
island In the entrance of the Chatanga Bey.
We made Anal observations and Bailed on
ward. We are now in the mouth of the Lena,
where we pert company with our Lena, who carrice
the mail to Yakutsk, her destination. She is to re
main there until next year, when she will return to
Europe. We, continuing onr course iu the Vega,
hope. In a few months, to hall Japau and successfully
accomplish the long desired and liopcd for discovery
of tho northern passage from tho Atlantic to the Pa
cific ocean."
The following note was received yesterday by Mr.
Adolph Hnlgarten, president of the Monnt Sinai
New Youk, Deo. 12, 1878.
Dear Str.?Mrs. Alexander T. Stewart is desirous to
donate $600 to the Mount Sinai Hospital. Your treas
urer can get Jhe money by calling, with this letter,
any afternoon after two o'clock. Yours respect
fully, HENllY HILTON.
A similar note was sent to Mr. Jesse Seligiuan,
president of the Jewish Orphan Asylum, donating a
like amount, and one was sent to Mr. Isaac Kosen
wald. president of the Home for Intirm and Aged
Hebrews, offering a donation of $360.
The news of this unlooked for benevolence created
some discussion in tho Jewish community, who ap
parently do not know what to do about it. It is said
that at first all three of the societies wero of the
opinion that the contributions should be declined
with thanks, and several of the officers declared
they wonld resign rather than touch one peuuy of
Mr* Hilton's money after the affront they claimed
he had put upon tic whole Jewish community by re
timing Mr. Joseph Heligmau and hit family admit
tance to the Qraud Union Hotel, Saratoga. Subse
quently it was represented that by doing this offence
might be given to Mrs. Stewart, who, so far as was
known, was not a party to Judge Hilton's action in
regard to the Grand Union Hotel. It was pretty gen
erally agreed, however, that it'the money w as accepted
at all it must be from Mrs. Stewart ami not from
Judge Hilton.
Mr. Morris Aoodhnrdt, past president of the IV rial
Berith Benevolent Society, said:?"At A. T. Stewart's
death ull the prominent charities in the city were re
membered except the Jewish charities. During hiH
lifetime the Home for Aged and InJli in Hebrews had
annually received in the name of tho tlrui a check for
$100, and therefore Judge Joachimaen, ttie husband
of the President of tho Home, called on Mr. Libby, of
the firm of A. T. Stewart it Co., to n?k whotner
any provision was to bo made to continue
tiio contribution. Mr. Libby suggested that a
letter should be written to Mrs. Stowm t on the eulv
KThis was done, but uo answer was received,
week, however, a gentleman called at the home
and made inquiries oitirirnlbg tho management, and
bis visit nn followed by the oficr of Judge Hilton to
give a check for $'J60. Now." said Mr. Uoodhardt, "I
would be opposed to raj acting any contribution to a
charity, no matter how much 1 might differ from the
religious views of the donor, under ordinary circum
stances. But here is a case which, in my opinion, is
simply ono of a business consideration.
oawvassivo opinion.
Mr. Jesse Seligman, the banker, is president of the
Hebrew Orphan Asylum. Ha would neither deny nor
confirm tlx- stories about the matter, except teat the
donation had been offered last week but had not yet
been accented. He would not -ay whether any of ti e
officers were In favor of declining the money, nor
whether any were in favor of accepting it. His man
ner, however, indicated that a dlffi-rrnce of opinion
existed. Whether it would cause any unpleasantness
or trouble, he would not ?ay. Mr. Arligman was desir
ous that nothing should be said about the donation in
print until after a meeting of tho trustees of the hos
pital next Hnnday, when it was bodied everything
would he settled for the best. He said the lute Mr.
Stewart had always been very friendly to the Jews.
Mr. Isaac Host nwald. at No. ISA Water street, is
?resident of the Homo for Aged and Infirm Hebrews,
e said Mm. Stewart's donation ot $360 for the home
was offered aboof the middle of last wea k. Ho tar as
he kmw there would be no objection to
receiving it. He knew that at least two of
tbe trustees of the hcuit favored its ac
ceptance, or at least they were not
opposed to It. Ho could not say how the others
stood, it appeared, bo*ever, that there was Consid
erable talk about Che matter and there might be some
delay or difficulty about it. Tho Board oi Directors
meets on the first Monday of every mouth and would
dispose ot the suhjeet at its m xt meeting. Taking
the present aspect ot the matter into view it was not
unlikely that a special Dieting would is; called to act
?pon and settle the question,
Mr. F1U lip J. Joachim sen, formerly president of
the Hebrew orphan Asylum, said;?"I do not think
that it is incumbent u<k?ii our iustituiiotia to act on
this matter. If 1 uui correctly Informed. Mrs. Htew
art, through Mr. Hilton, says to each society that it
can have a certain amount of motjoy. If this is
part of general or indiscriminate charity toward
all tho charities ot whatever denomination lu this
city I would not want to receive it until it was
actually needed as a last resource. If It Is to Jewish
charities alone and solely to ri>cover popularity I
would take no noliea of the oiler and stint a dime
subscription In the synagogues to niako good the pe
cuniary loss."
Mr. Adolph Hallgarteu, president of Mount Sinai
Hospital, eotlld not be found St his offlee. bill it win
learned tn another quarter that the trustees of tho
hospital had not yet agreed to accept Mr. Hilton's
The reporter called to see Judge Hilton at the
Stewart wholesale store in Chandlers street with tho
View to finding out whether tin- Judge offered the
money ot his own accord or wliethi r he simply did
so o? Mrs. Stewart'e agent. Jttdga Hi.ton would ofily
?aw a Hat Im Ka.1 iifint kituf (ii rtei Itta anhtm?l
?ay Wat he bad "nothing to eay ou tbe aubject.
Gr-st Tom, by King Tom, Dm Wcodcraft ;
Bred by Lord Fdmouth.
His Pedigree and Performances
on the English Turf.
t.oncral Hurtling, of Belle Meade, near Nashville,
Teiin., through 11. Q. Bruce, of Lexington, Ky., ami
Matthew Duwsou, of Newmarket, England, purchase. 1
Great Torn of Lord Falmoutn for $7,000, and Le will
be taken to Belle Meade immediately, where he will
become the companion of the famous old stallion
Bonnie Scotland at that place.
Great lutn was shipped on board the steamship
Helvetia, of tlio National line, on the Sd lust., sailed
on the otb. and reached this port yesterday morning
in perfect health, after being on his feet eleven days,
lie cazue oyer the oeeau in charge of George Stevens,
an English jockey, who has token the best core of his
charge, The weather was flue all the way over and
the voyage wus a pleasant one. We visited the ship
late yesterday afternoon, and found Great Tout
in his box, close to the hoisting apparatus that
waa being used in unloading the ship; but
during all tho confusion and noise that
"was going ou the horse seemed, as composed
and qniot as be was when the writer saw him in
Matthew Dawson's stable in Man-b. 1870. Then he
was two years old and a giant lor his age. He has
grown finer since theu, and is no a' a grandly formed
horse, almost perfect in his immense proportions.
Great Tom is a chestnut with a stripu down his face
running down between his nostrils. He has a very
fine, large head, broad between vcrv intelligent eyes
and wide between tho jow Is. His neck is very strong,
but of fine length, tike Prince GhurltW,and nr lias a
very expressive, beautiful fat. v. 'J'he horse, its ws
saw liun heiwvn decks, was closely wraptnd up in
hie blankets, und there was little to he seen of his
shonldCTS and bar k, but etiotieU was visible to sMbv
his fine, massive shape. Great Tom is said to be
sixteen hands Itigh, and he looked even more
than that, particularly over the loins. Ho was
foaled in 1073, bred by Lord Falmouth; by
King Tom, first darn Woodcraft (dam of Kingcraft,
winner of the Derby In 1070) by Voltiguer; second
dam by Venison; third dam Wedding Day, by Camel;
fourth dam MargeLiina (sister to Moutnon, winner of
the 8t. Leger in 1821!) by Whisker; fifth riant Mann
el la (dam of Bclshazzar and grand dam of Albion) by
Dick Andrews; sixth dam Mandane by Pot-8-os; sev
enth dam Young Camilla by Woodpecker; eighth
dam Camilla by Trentharu; ninth dam Coquette by
tlwCoiupton Barb; tenth dam (sister to Begulus) by
the Godolphiu Arabian; eleventh dam Grav Kobin
son by the Bald Galloway; twelfth darn (sister to Old
<?V,?try Wench) by Snake; thirteenth darn Gray
Wilkes by Hautboy; fourteenth dam Miss IF Arty's
Pet more, daughter of a Hedbury royal mare.
Great Tom started once at two rears old: at New
market first October meeting, for the Boseaweu Post
Stakes of 1U0 govs, each, for two-year-olds, T. 1' 0
(six sobs.), won by Twine the Pluiden. 110 lbs.; bay
fitly by Macaroni out of Fairmktster, lio lbs.
second; Oemembert, 119 lbs., third; Great Tom. 122
lbs. fourth: Morning Star, 119 lbs., fifth. Won by
. a length, a length between the second and third
At three years old started nine Utiles. wen two was
second three times and third twfoe. Newmarket
Craven meeting for Post Sweepstakes of 10l? sovs.
each, hall forfeit, for three-year-olds. Ditch Mile 7
furlongs. 2*) yards. Wild Tommy, 12$ lbs., was first*
Great lom, 122 lbs. second; Coltness, 118 lbs., third:
C'amembert, 117 lbs., fourth. Won by a head a
length and a half between second and third. At New
market, for Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, won by
Petrarch, first. Julius Cesar second. Kaleidoscope
tliiru, in & hold of fourteen Great Tom wan unplaced.
At Epsom, for tho Derby, 1 ^ miles, won bv Kisber,
rorerunner second, Julius Gfoear third, Grout
Tom was unplaced. Fiftoen started. At Ascot
lor the Prince of Wales Stakes of 60 govs,
each, with 1,000 sovs. added, for three-year,
olds, second to have 300 sovs, a mile and
five furlongs. Petrarch, 127 lbs., first; Groat
Tom, 115 lbs., second; Julius Ccrsar, 122 lbs third:
Glacis, 115 lbs., fourth; Zee. 117 lbs., filth; Mar
quesas. 110 lbs. sixth. Won by a length; a bad third.
Same meeting, for the St. James' Palace Stakes of 100
?ach* forte", 'op three-year-olds. Old
Mile (12 subs.). Great Tom, 115 lbs., and Glacis, 115
lbs., ran a dead heat. Great Tom afterward walked
over, and the stakes were divided. At Doncaster, for
the Doncaster Stakes of 10 sovs. each, with 100
added, for three-year-olds, mile and a half (JM subs.).
Great Tom, 122 lbs., was first; Ooltuww, 127 lbs.,
second; Morning Star 122 lbs., third. Won bv two
lengths, three lengths between second and third At
Newmarket for the Triennial Produce Stakes of 10
for three-year-olds, colts 122 lbs., fillies
119 lbs., A. I .,1 mile, 2 furlongs, 73 yards, wou by
Oamembert, Twine the Pltiden second. Great
Tom third, Villafranca. Timbello and Mur
rumhidgoe unplaced. Santo place, for tho
Beaufort Post Stakes of lutt sovs. each
half forfeit, for threc-vear-olds, colta 122 lbs '
fillip 118 lbs., Bowley Mile (5 subs.), won by Twine
the Plaiden, Orcot Tom second. Wild Tommy third.
Oamembert fourth. Same meetings for Lie New
market Derby of 25 sovs. each, 10 forfeit, with 10.)
added, for three-year-olds, one and a half miles. Lord
Falmouth's Hkylark, 123 lbs., first; Moulin 123 lbs
second; Great Tom, 123 lbs., third; Hellenist 123
lbs., fourth; Sailor, 129 lbs., fifth. Won by a length
two lengths bet aouii the second and third.
At four years old he started six times and won
once, second once snd third twice. At Newmarket
for the first October meeting for tho Triennial
Produce Htakes, 10 sovs. each, for four-veer-olils
oolts 122 lbs., fillies 119 lbs.. Ditch In, Augusta was
first, Great Torn second. Footsteu third. For the
Cexarewitch Handicap stake.-1, won by Hilarious 3
years, 88 lbs.; Great Tern, 4 y.ars, 111 lbs., was un
placed. Htune place, for the Champion stakes
of 20 serve, each, half forfeit, with 1.009 added.
Across the Flat, second to have ten per cent and
third five per cent of the stake* <325 snbs.) I
Springfield, 4 years, l.tu lbs., first; Silvio, 3 years'
1IH lbs., seeoud; Great Totu, 4 years, 180 11>?? third-' I
Hcsper, 4 years, ISO lbs.,: Dnch.ssof Cantbridgc, 3 1
years, 110 lbs.; Zucchero, 3 years, lis lbs., and .Mid
lothian, 8 years, Us lbs., unplaced. .Same place, for
tho Winding-up Houdicajr of 10 sovs. each, with 1U)
added, ltowlcy mile. Great 'lorn, 3 years, 117 lbs., was
first; Augusta. 4 years, 105 lbs., second; Sheldrake, 3
yours, 91 lbs., third; Chevron, 3 years, and Uuriduu
w lbs., unplaced. Won by three lengths, ahead be
tween the second and third. At Shrewsbury, for tho
<jtu.cn s Plate of 200 guineas, about two miles and a
quarter, ShoWrake. 3 y?*rw. 117 llts., was first; Hc
Ooubt, 3 years, 117 lbs., second; Great Tom. 4 years,
133 lbs., third; Little Beware, 5 years, 135 lbs., and
Brunt I trad, 4 years, 133 lbs., unplaced. .Same meeting
was unplaced for the Hawk*tone Welter Cup, New
miie. won by Spoeulation, 3 years, i:t4 lor.; Plalsante
'if" ?econ?J; Skatka, 4 years. 139 lbs '
third; Great Tom, 4 years, 17tilbs.; Jllpuiso. auod
162 lbs., and Trommel. 8 years, 124 lbs., nnploccd!
Great Tom, aa will ho aoen. conceded lumps of weight
to every horse in the nr?. This ended liis racing. ho
having a severe attack of pleurisy, his sides were
blistered ftuclbejlias nut since been in training. Uu>u"li
perfectly sound In wind and limbs. *
. Tom. the sire at Great Tom, waa a bay foaled
in 18.il, bred by Mr. Thellntsou and purchased at two
years old by the late Darou Mevcr ito thee lit Id fer
110,000: by Harkaway (by Economist. Usui by Na
bockliak), first uam Pocahontas by imp. Gleucoe;
second dam Marpessa by Muley; third dam Glare by
Maruilon; fourth dam Uarp.oue by Gohamia; fifth
dam Amaxoa bv Driver; sixth dam Fractions by Mer
cury; seventh dam by Woodpeck. r; eighth dam Ever
luutinu Ives VoIHma. ..2 _at. S.. T' .
? * --- ?- ?1 't vww^uv ciMutii fiia|?n Jfc VI X *
tartiug by Eclipse; ninth ilam Hyena by Snap; tauth
dam Miss Prlsea by Hegulus: eletnetith dam Yv Bart
tett's chi liters: twelfth dam by Honey wood s
Arabian: thirteenth dam, dsm of the Two True Blues,
of Kingcraft, was a bay. fooled
? y Mr' Bryau, by Voltigour. sbo
-? - ? 0 "? *".V"W? ",T I Oliuiuuti ou 17
started eight Hum at two years old aud won two. At
Hampton tor the Clareuiont Stakes of N sovs. each
with ^ ad,l,d* T* V. t\ (10 subs.), won bv
? *! w u'* ' ^??<h>rait. 119 lbs,, was second;
Ladv Nichol, 124 lbs., tblrd; Lady Warwick, 119 lbs.,
fourth. For the Marks Hall Stakes of 5 sovs. each
25 added, half mils, colts U? list.. fillies 115 lbs !
Woodcraft beat Sacrilege. second; Wee Aggie third.
Miss Herbert fourth. At Newmarket July mntlngfor
h ^!*r K,.*kr" of 40,ot<i WK'b. bait forfeit, colts 122
lbs..fillies il?i lbs., half tulle, won by Evelina, Wood
craft was unplaced; eight started. At Great Yarmouth
..1* i."rf,ry, "-"'heap of i sovs. each, 1 ?<>v. forfeit.
,'J? ,'<1' for 'Wl".v?f Olds. T. Y. C.. Woodcraft,
113 lbs., was first: Nucleus, 105 lbs., snroud; Prettv
Bird, 118 lbs., third; Hosciicalli. 119 lba.. tuurtb'
Lorette. tog )bs? fifth. Won by half length. At
Newmarket first October meeting, for a haudioan
sweepstakes ot 10 sovs. each, holt forfeit, half lutl.i
Woodcraft. 110 lbs., was unplaced in a field of six
teen; tho race was wou by Lord of the West, Hit lbs.
name meeting she ran second for a sweepstakes of
iW ?ST.?' e.at'!1* for two-.vear-old fillies, T. Y. C.. won
s'l. Hi h ' c* '3?lb"-; Woodcraft, 120 lbs.; Gett
dols, 119 lbs., third, followed by Theobalds, 122 lbs.;
Md 11. V? lb*" ",M| Juau'1? d'Albrrt.
11.1 ins., in order named. Won bv thrce-unsr
fees of a length. At Newniamet Hongnton meeting
tui a uaiiiiK ap KWccjipitaki'M m iu hovm* i*a? li, 10 for
reft for two and three year olds, T. Y. G., Trtldy 94
lbs., was first ; Woodcraft, 90 lba., second; Hrsez'c.' 09
lbs., thinl, with seven others unpUeixi. Saute meet
ing She was unplaced in a field of eighteen for a
handicap piste of 60 sovs., for two-yaar-oids, T. Y. C..
wo? IpJitgluo, 90 lbs.; Woodermt carrusl 112 lbs.
At three years old aha started for the Newmarket
Biennial otakes ot low sovs. each, with 190 a.bled, for
thrce-year-oliK colts 12*1 lb?.. miles 118 lbs., llcwley
JhU*. won by Ma^uarada. Tweirt started and Wood
craft was unplaced. This ended her racing career,
anil tu? lollowing is a list of
he* ruoDCre.
l.MiC?ikiy colt by h'e? minster.
Im'.T?Bijr colt Kingcraft, by King Tom.
lstvs? Brown rilly \ sol;. by Dundee.
l'-'OH?Bay flily Prowess, by Sauuten r.
JhTO?Chottnut colt Andrea. by bluir Atliol.
1371?Uay 1)1)' AnUrriiia. by King Tom.
1h7_'?Bay filly Handicraft, by King Tom.
1h78?Chestnut colt Great Tom. by King Tom.
barren in 1^71, ami broke bar leg ami was destroyed
In June, 1874.
(From Boll's Life in London. Hoy. 30.]
Wet and foggy weather, however much it may con
tribute to our personal discomfort, lias its counter
charms la conducing to the sport which so many are
st til* present time enjoying, and a former huntsman
of the ilelvoir pock was a out to comfort his followers
on similar occasions by iucul -atiug the precept that
"you can't have too much wet for hunting." This
would oet-m borne out by the past week's doings
through flood and field, which have been seldom ex
celled and rarely equalled. Commencing our budget
with Saturday, at Marstou, the Thirteen Acres, a nice
plantation of Sir John Thorold's, demands first atten
tion. A good fox is too* away by Bennington, who
is sent along at a smart pace to Alliugton, where he
whrels round, and makes his way back, and after af
fording u six or seven miles breather, finds a substi
tute Who manages to give them the slip. After chop
ping a fox in the grounds at Alliugton Hall they went
to Debdale, and were led at a good pace by Sedgebrook
nearly up to Barrowby Thorns, and the fox being
hard pressed laid down near the new railway, gaining
an advantage which enabled him to retrace his steps,
and, we believe, escape.
Ou Monday, after meeting at Plungor, they first
called at liarby ("overt, where a fox was quickly on
foot, but, as the day was bitterly cold, ami there
appeared to be no scent in cover, and he most reluc
tant to have, it was decided to postpone operations
till another day. A visit was paid to Hose Oor-o
for the first time this season, and a brace of ton s
being roused, one of tbcm went quickly away, with
the little pack close alter him. His first point, was
Hhcrbiook's Uorse, but instead of going into the
covi r, he swum; to ihe right over Hiekliug Standard,
and straight into the curate's (inrae. The time was
about thirty-five minutes to this point, with only
cue check, which was caused by iieynard tiding to
cheat the pock by turning short away from sher
brook*e itorse, Hu was very determined to sti.'k to
the O'brate'a, but aoou found 1i so hot he could re.
ui tin no longer, so oft' he struck lor WiJmci'poot,
where they ran into Uitn. Most of the Ouorn field
appeared, at the Curate's (Aorta and were delighted to
drop in for so nk? a gallop ro the finish, an l wished
they ha.1 had the luck to have joined the Beivoir
meet, as they had sp.nt the greater part of a bad
day with the (guorn in Lowlme Wood. A remark
able in state e of disregard to hunting usages was
given by the master ol' the (juorn riding into the
Curate's Gorsf while the lielvoir hounds were
running their fox, and requesting the huntsman to
withdraw the puck, that the Quorn might come in,
and threatening, unless this was done, to write to
the Duke of Kutlund. The huntsman, of course, ex
pressed astonishment at so unreasonable a demand,
and declined to do so, and his decision gave equal
satisfaction to the members of both hunts. Tuesday
was probably the best day's sport of the season?two
good ruus, with a triumphant finish, the meet being
at Lcadeuham. From a small spinney in the park a
fox was run very hard for thirty minutes. He first
pointe.l to Ktubton, but before reaching the Brant
turned and run within a few fields of Wellingore
(dorse, then wheeled back below the villages of Lead
euham and Fiilbeck, past Caythorpe Hall, and was
finally killed in the open on Frtlboek hilltop. The
second innings commenced at California Covert, witii
a iox which the hounds ran as though they saw all
over the heath country, uearly to Duusby Oorse, where
they ltad a long check through the fox making a
sudden turn to 1'ilkington's Plantation. Here tney
got up to him and ran straight back to th* starting
point, anil after a deal of real hard work in that
strong cover, which seems to be composed of briars
and gorse. the hounds secured their well-merited re
ward, after running this flue old dog fox for au hour
and fifty minutes.. Yesterday (Wednesday) it was
again foggy, though not so dense as on the preceding
one, and an appeal to Melton Spinney gave them a
preliminary sctfrry with a fox who declined to travel
further than au open drain at Thorpe Arnold. We
next had a very good thirty minutes from Bren
tingby, in tire shape of a ring by gaxby and Thorpe
Arnold, losing our fox by the bridle road leading from
Wultham to Melton Spinney. It was believed the fox
laid down in a ditch and the pack got on the line of
a traveller, which they ran for a rew fields, when,
from information received, Frank tiiliard went bark
to where the beaten fox had been seen staggering
about the ditch, but he had found a hiding place
somewhere, which they failed to discover. Scent had
been good in the morning, but a cold rain afterward
prevented them doing anything with au afternoon fox
from Wultham Thorns.
[From Bell's Life in London, Nov, 30.]
This aristocratic game, which a short time since
crested such great interest in London, Brighton, Ac.,
has net been allowed to die ont, as the universities,
following in the wake of everything fashionable,
have, since its introduction, practiced it with more
or less success, and, ou Wednesday last, two sides,
representing the dsrk and light blocs, met at Oxford
to contend for supremacy. The day waa ill chosen,
as it rained continually all the afternoon, causing a
dispiriting effect on both players and spectators,
and but for the public announcement that it
would take place the match would, doubtless, have
l>oen postponed or given up. As it was. however,
the representatives of the universities repaired to
the famous old Bitllingdon cricket ground, at Cow
ley, a spot remarkable lor the succulent nature of its
soil, and known to old professionals as one of the
lu st cricket grounds in England. The match is easily
described, an the Can tabs were from the oaaet at a
disadvantage, and aftor struggling gamely for an
hour and a half against ill luck and superior play
were defeated by live goals to none. The Oxford
team were Miles (captain!, Htock, Given, Price, Rava
nagli and Leigh, of whom Leigh and Miles did good
service, and tfie Cambridge side was composed as fol
lows:?\V. E. C. Kills (captain). It. A. Duylev,
U. C. Beu'tley, 8. C. Mitchell and U. II. Jamieson. '
Messrs. Story and C. A."Wood fulfilled the onerous
duties of umpires for their respective universities.
The Cantabs were afterward entertain) d at dinner by
the Oxford University Polo Club at Heppey's. where
tho catering of tho famous ckff, < ouihiucd with the
pleasing efforts of Slapoffski's baud, somewhat molli
lied the defeat and unpleasant weather which the
Cambridge gentlemen met with on their visit to
Oxford. A return match will, wo understand, be
played at Cambridge, when it is not nnilkcly tho
tables will be turned on tho dark blue colors.
New York, Dec. 16, 1878,(
To TM INNb or the Herald:?
Sewing my name mentioned in the Herald of yes
terday in connection with Mr. Muldoon, allow me to
state that if Mr. Muuloou'a friends mean business
they can be accommodatod without trouble. If tbey
will deposit their tnonoy with tho Clipper or any other
recognized aporting paper, as is customary, their for
feit or eutiro stake will be covered without delay.
The only objection 1 have to the proposition made
by Mr. Muhioon'a friends is to make a private match.
I am a wrestler by profession, and have no other,
and do not sea why 1 should be asked to wrestle to
amuse anybody; and as Mr. Muldoon has so many
frtends. and I believe I have a few, I propose to make
a mutch to include the money taken in fur admissions,
lint it Mr. Muldoon is too modest to wrestle a public
match, and will assure an extra wager of a few hun
dred dollars to pay me for tho trouble of giving Mr.
Muldoon au opportunity to exhibit his beautiful
Ida, I will seen
form to his frieoila, I will accommodate him anyhow.
A prompt answer, with money to back it. and nothing
else, will elian a definite reply from voitrs,
The New Tort Athletic Clnb has recently taken a
Wise step iu extending amnesty to three Oatiadiau
athletes, Metiers. J. A. l*ullorton, D. ?. Bowie and W.
L. Ailvu, who have long l>?eu debarred by the clnb
irom competing at their gitnex. The first objection
to these athletes grew out of their taking part in
Caledonian competitions, w here mon y was given as
prlrre, so that at the drawing up of the amateur defi
nition they were riled out. For two years or more,
however, these gentlemen have not taken part in
such competitions, and as the Montreal and other
Canadian athletic clubs have acrepted them as ama
teurs it was deemed well by the .New York Athletic
Club to smooth over all ilillicultics by adviaiug the
Moutrcrii lacrosse Club as tollows
Maw Yohk ATMLkno Ci.os.Dss. IS, IK7S.
Ur.oRuK U. Htakkw, Secretary Mimtrsal Lucrusse
IJiuit Sib?At a regular meeting of the club held Wedna*
dsr, December It, the following resoluttos was adopted
Tlisi the New York Athletic Club will hereafter accept
~ ' TW.L.
the entries of Messrs. J. A. fnllerton, 1>. R. Bowie and 1
Allen, or any other gent lvuieti whose uinsluur standing is
guaranteed by the Montreal Lacrosse Club." Vary re
specUully, ALI'KKLI 11. CI,'111 LS, Secretary.
There la a project on foot to havo a team of
Canadian athletes visit New York on the occasion of
the annual spring games of the New York Athletic
Clnb, the vtait to lie returned by representatives of
the club in the following autumn.
The New York Athletic Club will snpci-iutond the
timing atul tallying of the laps In the o Leary-Cam
paua walk, sad Will guarantor to the public the cor
rectnes* iif tlie record. Mr. William U. Curtis, of the
club, has been agreed upon as referee.
An aihletio and spurring inhibition will be given
this evening at Dramatic Hall, No. 4* Kant Houston
?treat. Of Mean*, itttuadcra and MUUr. who wtU 4m*.
each other in the wind rip. Itefllvis the nit ad young
homy who broke hi* arm ui a glove fight withThomas
Eiug, ot Troy.
Mine. Anderson, the celebrated English lady walker,
commence 1 a fiat of endurance last night at Mozart
Hall, in Brooklyn, that has never been attempted
heturu in this country. The task that Mine.
Anderson has imposed upon herself is s
walk of 2,700 quarter miles in 2,70) quarter
hours, commencing each quarter mils within threi
minutes of the commencement of each quarter.
Mine. Anderson was born in England, in 1*42, and it
now in her thirty-sixth year. Her father was
German and her mother English, and from the
earliest days ot her childhood she has always dis
played a great fancy for walking exercise and
before she was twenty years of age she accomplished
several feats that gave Iter quite a reputation as a
walker among her friends. In September, 1077, she
accomplished tier licit wonderful teat in the
Cambrian Gardens, in Wales, walking 1,000 hall
miles in 1,000 half hours, begiunlng each hall
mile at the commencement of each half hour.
Shortly afterward, at Plymouth, England, Mme.
Anderson walked 1,250 miles in l.ouo hours, mak
ing 1 *?' miles lit the commencement of each hour,
aud walking the last 1>4 miles in 12', minutes. Sbs
attempted to walk loo miles in 28 hours, in S circus
ring of 40 laps to the mile, aud fainted on the com
pletion of the eighty-seventh mile. Mme. Anderson
attributed her failure on tliat occasion to the wretched
place iu which site walked and the vile music
that was furnished by tlu* proprietor. Afterward, at
I,eed*. she walked 1.500 miles in 1,000 hours, tanking
1 'j miles at' the commencement of each hour, and
finished her lust I1, intle lu 14:,m. Her last per
formance before leaving for this country was at
Peterborough, England, where she walked 2.088 quar
ter miles iu 2,tl88 quarter hours. Mute. Anderson la
a pupil of Gails. a well kuqrwn English pedestrian.
HEunranto a long walb.
A considerable change has been made in the in
j terlor of Mozart Garden since lust Saturday night,
; and when the public came in last night to see Mme.
i Anderson start on Iter walk they found a neat llttla
| tan hurt, track laid around the garden that measures
! st von laps to lite quarter ot i mile. There is really
twenty-eight feet over on each lap, taking
into consideration the distance between (the
lounge on which Mme. Anderson rests aud
the centre of the track, so that she really
walks jyr. foot over the quarter of a mile in each qttar
ter of alt hour. The scorers' tables were located on
tlu stage, adjoining a good band of music that has been
engaged to play during the afternoons aud evenings.
Mr. Si.muels, the proprietor of the garden, appeared
on the stage shortly in-fore eight P. M? and after
making a brief speech to tlte spectators, introduced
Mme. Anderson, who was received with enthusiastic
applause. The lady pedestrian showed that she
could talk as well as walk, and made
some very appropriate remarks of a modest
aud unassuming nature, simply telling her
auditors that she was going to attempt
a feut that had never been attempted before in Amer
ica, and she felt confident that she would accomplish
her task. In conclusion she said she would pay a re
ward of #101) out of her own pocket to any person
who would flud her od' thu track at any time, ex
cept that when she was fairly entitled to rest.
Promptly at eight P. M. Mme. Anderson stepped
on to tlie track and commenced her first quarter of a
mile. 8be was dressed in a red and white striped
satin tunic, pink tights and a pair of stout ltced
walking boots. Her hair hung in a braid down
her back, and she walked with au easy,
springy gait that impressed one with the
idea that her task really amused her. After
completing her seven laps she retired to a small room
to the right of thu stage tiiat lias been fitted up for
her accommodation and lay down on a small camp
bed, covering her limbs with a rug. A reporter of
the Hxbald was admitted to tills sanctum and had
quite a pleasant talk with tlte lady.
Mmc. Anderson is stoutly built, weighing 140
pounds, aud is five feet one inch in height. Her
arms Mid lower limbs are well developed.
8lie has a pleasant face and bright eye,
and inspires one with confidence as she talks.
She told the reporter that during the
progress of the walk her diet will bo
conAncd to raro beef and mutton, beef tea, some
farinaceous food and port wine. Toward the close of
the walk she generally drinks champagne instead of
port wine. Bhc said, in response to the query of the
reporter, that she never experienced any very great
difficulty in wakiug up, and it her iect
lasted out she Would nut have the slightest
difficulty in performing the feat that had com
inenuud. 'Che conversation was just theuTnterrupted,
as a bell was rung that warned her to return to the
track. She did not loiter at her work, as, although it
took her 4 minutes to walk her first quarter, ahe in
creased her speed to :im. 20s. on the second and A
minutes on the third. The fourth aud fifth wera
walked in 3 minutes each aud the sixth in 2m. 46s.
Mute. Anderson expressed liens ell very unxioua to
obtain some scorers who would satisfy the public
that she was doing honest work, and as
the newspapers were equally anxious to have
the score kept by parties on whom
they could rely an arrangement has been
made, which will take effect at noon to-day, that in
sures the presence of a representative from either the
Brooklyn ?up/r, New York J\m<* or Nbw York Hkb\ld
during the entire progress off her walk. Those gen
tlemen have undertaken to keep the score and will re
lieve one another mail the task is accomplishsd.
The prospect for racing in the West next season
looks extremely flattering with Nashville, Lexington,
Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago form
ing a spring circuit.
There are some wonderful yearlings in Kentucky,
Judging by what we have heard of reported trials. A
yearling, belonging to s well known breeder, ran a
quarter of a mile iu 28 \ seconds with 111 pounds on
his hack, and two others, owned by another gentle
man, that rau ? quarter of a tnile in 23 ?i seconds
with 1U0 pounds up. Hnch youngsters its these,
should they thrive aud be in good shape at two years
old, will make race horses hard to beat.
The $3,000 trotting budget for 1880, s three-year
old rare for foals of 1877, closes to-morrow (December
18), with P. C. Kellogg, No. 110 John street. It gives
$1,800 to the first horse, the remainder distributed in
three parts. Entrance, $130, or $80 forfeit.
The brttwn mare Nettie C. ha* been purchased by
Budd Doblu tor $4.'MM, and is now at his stable in
Chicago. Nettie C. has a record of 2:28,
There arc now 1>0 parks connected with the Na
tional Trotting Assoc
Captain Bogardus arrived yofterilay morning from
Montreal, where he itu-t with an anckleut while shoot
ing pigeons by spraining ills ankle so badly that be
b> confined to bis room at tko Asior House. Be was
ranch tietter last night, and will he able to fill his en
gagemsni at Jerst y City on the ltfth last.
William Webber, in company with Patrick Bead,
let rick Weir aud l>aulel Conner was, on July 13,1877
in the liquor store of James 11 Stewart, on Pearl
street, where there was an electric machine. Webber
anys that I toed, Weir and Conner induced hlta to take
hold of the rings of the machine, which were'affixed
to the wall, puriMirtlug to be only a lifting machine,
aud that wlnle he was polling with all
his night some one tnrned on the eteetrio
current, which at once raised him off his feet, and,
although weighing ISA pounds, kept him suspended
in air Tor fully three nfinutes until the current was
turned off. The result of this was a suit brought
by Webber against all the parties uamed. which was
tried yesterday before Judge Alhcr. A verdict of f'lflo
was given again.-1 bwwart, the saloon keeper.
An investigation into the accounts kept at the West
chester County Almshouse was begun yesterday by
a committee consisting of Hnperrtaors Travis, of Cort
laud; lloag, of Ossiniug, aud Watson, of Wee to bet
ter. Mrs. Low oil, of the Htste Board of Charities, who
had mads accusations against the accuracy of tha
keeper's records, also against the records of Mr.
Mabic. cx-supcrtiitetidcnt of the Almshouse, during
his last year's official duties, was caUad upon
to prove her charges, but ret used to do so, on the
ground that she was not present as sn accuser, but
merely to aid the committee In their investigation.
Mr. Hammond, the keeper of tha Almshouse, testi
fied to the accuracy ot his books, and on being
briefly ctswa-axamined stated that his book* are
written up daily, bat that tha flight or discharge ot
an iuniata might not bo entered for a day or two
A commission of New Tor* officials, headed by
Gsneral James Motjuade. president of tha Board of
Quarantine Commissioner* at thin port, and
acvrrsl other representatives of different branches
of tho state Legislature, has just returned
from Havana, where they examined Into the quaran
tine regulations there w.tb an eye to the improve
ment ot the auuitary system now in operation, and
sa affecting the entrance of vessels from Cuba into
the port ot Ne* York daring the prevalence of the
sickly season in the tropics. The results of Uiv in
vestigation will be submitted to Congress and the

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