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Andrew Tracy Sacrificed to
Human "Justice.''
The Last Product of His Muse in
the Closing Hours.
, i
SMKTUi*OUT, Dec. 4, 1879.
Andrew Tracy was executed in tlie McKe&n County
J ail at tliis place, about one o'clock to-day, for the
hooting of Ilia cousin and sweetheart, Mary llellly,
on tliu ltith of September, 1878. He ascendod the
scaffold Willi courage and flrmness, but declined to
say anything further than that ho forgave all men
and loved all mankind.
8iaoe coming to Smethport 1 have boen strangely
impress eel with the revolution which a great crime
of this kind will create in the social life of a country
Tillage. First of all the feverish excitement following
the commission of the crime; then the gossip
about the curious and forgotten family history of
the criminal; then a discussion of the motive* to
tho act; next the preparation for the trial, the
arrival of "distinguished counsel" from abroad, the
employment of extra clerks at the court; and,
finally, tho opening of tho case. Then suoceeds the
days during wtiich trade is almost suspended. Every
morning the furtuurs in the country round flock to
lowu ana congregate, with tho villagers, before the
doors or the oourt house. The struggle to sccure
good places grows more violent as the crisis of the
trtal approaches; the closing arguments of counsel
f6r prisoner aud Statu elicit nods of approval or disapproval,
dMfeite the prohibition of the Court. The
Jn4ge's cMrffe furnishes many points of contention
about which shopkeepers' clerks and farm hands
agree and disagree. The rendering of the verdict?
that "sopreme momont" in which the crime is confronted
with its pui^bhment?is a scene of morbid
interest. The face of tho criminal is closely watched;
the manner in which ho receives the ' sentence is
again the subject of public consideration at all the
uubvis Niu suuys. AUCU uibut vuuco hue nwma vt
month* prior to the execution of the death warrant.
In thia period the facta. Inferences and probable
motives to the crime are all gone over anew. Visitor*
to ttib village are conducted by their friends -to the
scene of the murder; then, if possible, to the jail to
have a sly look at the condemned man. There ia a
morbid cariosity to see how a fellow citizen demeans
himself who ia to die ignomtniously and violently
on a fixed day.
As the time of the execution approaches all respectable
families begin preparations for a half
holiday?not that I mean a day of festivity, but of
leisure. Consider how difficult it is to measure
calico when a man whom ;oa have known all his
life is being hanged in the next street! Reflect,
moreover, how unlikely the cutter at cloth is to
have a customer lor anything in his shop
When such an unusual event is occurring
so near at hand. Therefore a groat crowa gathers
boforo the jail, waiting for that unknown instant in
which the village census will sutler by the hand of
the law, as it has previously suffered by the hand of
vrime. An interval of silence within the jail, after
which a few persons, pale and gloomy?thoughtlessly
carrying their hats in their hands?emerge from the
building and mingle with the crowd. "He la doad,"
they say, and one would suppose that that was
enough. But it is not; the minutest detail is asked
for and repeated from lip to lip until the villagers
know just how their lately fellow cltizon struggled,
strangled and succumbed. If any commentary is
Deeded on the present barbarous method of execution
by the halter it is found in this morbid interest
Which succoeds tho final act of justico to know all
the horrible, sickcniDg details. That it exists there
is no disputing. The journal thut denies it and refuses
to record tho desired facts might as well decline
to sell the public its papers because it is luxurious
U> the eyes to read in the twilight; as well
might the cutler cease to vend shears because AbdulAziz
took his own life with this useful domestic
The story of this crime and tho criminal's history
wan tola in the Uiulcld at considerably length on
Thanksgiving Day. Two cousins, Andrew Tracy
and Mary lteilly, belonging to highly respectable
Irish families in thin village, had engaged themselves
to be married, although it was contrary to the
articles of their oominon Church. Tiiey protested
and, indeed, there is no reason to doubt, really did
love each other very much. The girl's lather, a
strict adherent of the Church faith, on learning,
through an intercepted letter, of the engagement, forbade
it and declared the marriagecould not take place
10 long an he lived to prevent it. Couplod with this
are charges of jealousy on the part of Tracy of a
foung clerk named Thomas Carroll, but there does
ft .it sue in to have beeu any sorious grounds tor the
Imputation. The threat of Mr. lteilly would Hem
to have driven Tracy out or his mind, for on the
Qlght of the Republican County Convention, Heptera? ber
IB, ImTh, the young lawyer followed Mian lteilly
and a companion Mi*s Mullen home troiii a milliner
hop situated beneath lux office and shot the object
of hia alieciionx through the tempie at the gate of
Miss Mullen's yard. Flight followed and more than
anything else tended to dispel the sympathy which
might have been felt for the morbid nature of the
young man's miud. lie was tried and convicted,
twice respited by Oovernor Jloyt, and his case was
presented before the Hoard of Pardons, but It refused
to interfere. Therefore he suffered, it unjustly bocause
of unsound mind, legally.
Tracy was a young man ot twenty-nine years of
age, of very Intellectual i.ppearauce. Uis forehead
wan exceedingly large and prominent, almost abnormally
so. Ho stood about ilve leet ten inches high
mil wax slender of build. Possessed of a thorough education
in languages and the sciences, as well ax having
a general knowledge of history and the arts, he
Could con verse with great readiuenx upon almost any
lubjseu The speciul accomplishment which attracted
inost people to him was his wonderful execution on
(he piano. He would sit for hours playing the most
weird, melancholy music; at times vari?d wltn the
wildest transpositions and harmonics; again, the
music would die away into some plaintive, simple
fnelody?partly original, partly adapted from a remembered
operatic aria?until, suddenly rising,
he would seize his hat and rush iroin
tiie house to walk the stroots, or in the woods,
alone, lie wax what is knowii in many villages as
"the <jtieur boy." llis ability ax a writer of verse
was exhibited in the aml-itious work printed in
Monday's Hkrald, and is also shown in the pooni
wliieh tollows. In his daily conduct in lite ho was
impracticable and visionary, and If, as it is justly
am, the poopie of his village did not understand
him. 1 think it may with equal truth be said that
he never at any period ot Ills Iifo understood himself.
muximim iikmihk 11katb.
(Written for the 1Ikkai.ii correspondent by Andrew
'lracy ou the night before his execution.]
* tlinuulil, kt'cpiiiK thy watch,
Tlij*nw>iiiii watch, wiiliin the nick tuan's lulnd.
4'<iminuntii,' *llh t,i. !..?-! # I .... n.
Wrnpl in thy daik iiiaKiiifteartcu i call
>1 this Nttlt ini<1 itiiclit hour, till* tiwful loaiwn,
WllMII Ull HI V l?-<| ill ?*kvflll ri'OlllKllKIHI
1 turn III! wearily; wllell nil lull in*
Are Mink to runt in awrvt f"rnottiihieit.
1 alone wake to watch tiie lickiy taper
That4i*lita mo to my tomb Yon, tin the hand
Of Uentli I lentJ"en heavily on mj vltala:
Hlow. nap pi mm w warm current of txlatenre.
Yen. 1 intid AM 1 feel that 1 mint die.
A in! lft.r yunratanrt- who will apeak of inot
Oli uone Aiotbr buiy brood of mortal*
Will ?|>rln( ap W the meaiitiniu and tut one
? ill hold ma in Mkembraace. 1 had hoped
Kor better thlnffa. ( had hoped I ihoulU not leave
The earth till I had gained a nebular'* name.
Mut late deereea It ahall be otherwiau.
Ko inoro of hutneii hopo, the wanton vagrant!
1 re (tret all. Now other oarea emtio** me,
And iny tired ?oul. with emulative bailo,
Lwikito Hi IM. _
DkCKnnnn K, i#7u. ANDKKW tract.
Thla poem wan written laat night for tbo Ukiuld
through the riMpieat of M. 8. Sheldon, the warder
who kept watch witli Tracy.
tiie hkmtisnck cabrikd out.
Tbo hanging of A mi row Tracy to-liny wan Unaccompanied
by ao inucli exciteiueut an waa expected,
although tilt; people of tbia quiet town exhibited
conaiderablo internet in it ami generally were in
favor of viaiting capital puniHhmcnt on hia head.
Every poaaiblo effort waa made to invest tbe occaaioil
with deep Holetiinlty. 'the botela worn reijueated to
luapeiid the Milling of intoxicating liunora during
tiie day, and they diapoaed of noun over tbe barn.
I'tobably not a huudrad people were attracted front
lilt country by the expected execution, and not mot*
than a^venty-nve peraoni, including tbe Juror*, were
Admitted to tbo priaou to witnena the tragic acone of
hanging a man twice. Tbo gallowa having bi.?n
erected yeaierday tbero remained nothing to do for
tbe Mberiff in order to fully equip tbe engine of
death but to properly adjitat tbo ri>pe which waa to
cutiireie the neck ol tbe culprit. '1 bin work waa performed
thla morning at a aeaaounble bour. The
HbcrilT lully teetod tiie banning apparatus, and
found it to work in the moat aatlafartor) manner.
Tracy, according to the atateuient of Mr. M. H.
Mheldeu, who baa kept * cloae watch over him
I daring the past few nights, paused hi* time
l wry quietly last ui^ht. Hm brother, Michuel
Tracy, a Catholic prie-t, and Father Dent. at
1 iiullilo, ami a lH-phcw of the pri*oner were with
Iiili until late thia morniug. Uis other relative*
railed on lmn iaat evening. Before they left him ho
1 ma le them all Miiall presents, such as crosses, Xc.
Uuring tiie night he couversed freely in Koylish and
Latin and appeared to have uo fears of the morrow,
lie wrote three letter* in a firm hand to hi* brothers
and auters, in which he endearingly referred to
I them. Mr. Sheldon persuaded him to go to bed
al<?ut half-past (our o'clock. In two hours and
twenty minutes ho aroae, apparently refreshed and
in a cheerlul inood.
The most of the uiorniug was consecrated by the
condemned to religious exercise*. About cloven A.
M. he indited several letters, the content* of which i
are uot known, lie appeared to be much mortiiled
that a report had been circulated of aiteuiptcd sui- i
ciue on hi* part, and a short time before the execution
solemnly averred that he had never conteui- !
Sluted self-destruction, and that the story that he
ad endeavored to procure morphine or laudanum i
by sending out a piece of paper indicating his de- '
termination was false. The doors of the prison i
were thrown open to the person* whom the Sheriff
desired to admit about half-past twelve o'clock,
when about sixty ontered. The corridor was very
dark, two burniug lamp* suspended from the railing
in close proximity to the gallows failiug to disperse
the gloom. The execution wan to have taken place
ut half-past eleven, but unavoidable delay* compelled
a brief postponement.
At twenty-seven minutes past twelve P. M. the
juror* were requested to assemble iu tho Sheriff's
room and soon afterward they ranged themselves
beside the *caffold. A tow minutes afterward the
passageway was ordered to be cleared for the solemn
procession and the spectators were asked to removo
their hats and uot. to speak to the prisouer, who had |
made the request that he should bo addressod by no
one. All the preparations for the march to the sealfold
having been made the heavy iron door of
Tracy's cell was thrown open and tho announcement
made that the fatal moment had arrived. At
forty minutes past one the .Sheriff and several deputies
descended the iron sUps from the third tier,
followed by Tracy and three jmests, who prayed
uninterruptedly during the long route, the murderer
distinctly repeating after them and bearing up
heroically. Under the gallows was the cofflu which
was to contain his remains. Close to it was a large
hatchet, with which the Sheriff was to sever the
roue that held the trap of the scaffold in position.
The murderer was, however, too much absorbed iu
supplication to see this terrible picture. He not only
descended two flights of steps without exhibiting
any troraulousness bat ascended the scaffold in the
ame courageous manner. He was seated on a chair
clothed iu a black gown, and the priests embraced
him and whispered words of consolati<tn into his
ear. Iu a few momenta he was requested to rise,
which he did with alacrity. The Sheriff then asked
him whether he had any dying declaration to make, to
which one of the priests roplied that he had nothing
at all to say, which received the assent of Tracy.
The condemned then ludicated by affirmative answers
to questions put to him by a priest that ho
had forgiven and now loved all mankind.
The Sheriff and his deputies bound his arms and
legs, using five stout straps for tho purpose. After
tho priests had kissed him and bade him farewell a
black cap was placed on his head, the priests praying
for divine favor on the condeuuioa. At nine min'
utes to two the court crier handed a large hatchet to
the Sheriff, who was standing on the plattorm with
three priests, and the next moment he cut the trap
rope, and tho two doors on which Tracy had been
standing opened violently. The culprit shot through
the opening like an arrow. Tho spectators were horrified
at the scene which mot their uano, the
knot having opened and Tracy having been
thrown with great force on the flagged
pavoment of the corridor. For a moment
all were dumbfounded by the unexpected accident,
which had almost knocked the life out of the murderer.
Not a word escaped from Tracy's mouth, and
he lay there perfectly helpless, having evidently
been paralysed. His limp body was now gathered
up and raised in the direction of the opening
through which he had fallen, and, with the assistance
of a man who stood near on tho scaffold, he
waa put iu a sitting posture on tho gallows. The
doors were then placed in position and a new rope
hrmiirht into remli?ition whii'h thn Slioriff hiul
fortunately purchased. Tracy was unable to support
hiiunelf, but, according to one of tlio priests,
lie was conscious, and in a low tone of voice invoked
the mercy of Ood on himself.
Five minutes after the accident the noose again
encircled Tracy's neck and in a twinklMfe the Sheriff
sent the hatchet through the trap rope, penetrating
the wood underneath, and the murderer made his
second involuntary descent, this time to the satisfaction
of the Sberiff, Tracy's neck having been broken.
There were only a few slight convulsive movements
of the body. Five minutes after Tracy's heart was
feebly beating, there was ? slight fluttering, and in
six minutes the pulsations had entirely ceased. In
thirteen minutes the body was cut down, placed In a
coittn and conveyed to Miss Mary Tracy's residence,
a few hundred yards from the prison. It will be
interred in the Tracy farm about three miles from
Sheriff Bartwell naturally feels very sorry that the
terrible blunder occurred. He took particular precautions
against any accident, having engaged an
expert in Buffalo, N. Y., who had conducted several
executions, to adjust the rope. The Sheriff is not no
much to be blamed as the law, which sanctions the
barbarous custom of hanging instead of more
humane methods of destroying life as a punishment
tor m order.
A quarrel over a game of cards led to ft terrible
tragedy last evening. The occurrence took
place In one of the tenement houses on the
block between avenues A and B, In 111th
street. These houses are five stories in
height, and, on account of their being inhabited
by Italian peanut pedlers, rag pickers, gas men and
laborers, the police havo chrlstcned them "Italian
Bow." In the rooms on the second story
of No. 423 lived Antonio Celendono, with his
wife and two small children, while the apartment*
on the floor directly above were
rented by Frank Bello, who, with an aged comrade,
named Frank Aocetta, resided there. Celendono wax a
middle-aged mail and wus employed in the Harlem
gas house. Bello is twunty-eight years old and
worked as a rockman. These men were both born
in Naplos and havo only been a lew years
in this country. They have always been
known as friends and were In the
habit of going on sprees together. Bello,
accompanied by two companions named Joseph
Cudgi and Wlncbant Cabodgl, called on Celendono
yesterday afternoon and after the men had some
beer together, cards were introduced. They parsed
the greater part or the afternoon at tlie sard table,
In a room in the front part of the house.
The games were played tor driuks, and about five
o'clock they were all under the Influence of liquor.
At that hour Bello quarrelled with Cabodgl, and
Celendouo, fearing a disturbance, put Bello
out of the room and Akcd the door
to prevent his return. BHUo made but
illwo resiaiauce, kui-jukv an ueienuono was
oloBlng the door be nuttered, u is alleged, in lux
native tongue, that lie would be revenged. Celendouo
paid no attention to the remark and returned
to the game, Hello in the meantime staggered up
stairs to bia room. Ilia companion waa in the apartment,
and waa engaged cooking bia supper. The half
drunken man proceeded to liia trunk, trotn wbicb, It
la stated, ho took a large abeath knife. After arming
himself with this weapon be descended to Celendono'a
rooma. Finding the door locked be
at once began pummelling on it and
demanded admittance. Colendono refused to
permit him to enter. Frank Murphy,
nil Italian, wjjio Uvea lu an adjoining hou.se, upon
bearing the noiao went to ascertain the cauae. Upon
roacliiug the aecond story, bo says, he found Hollo
at Celuiidono's room door, lie inquired whnt waa
the matter, whereupon ltcllo replied with an oath,
as Murphy alleges, that he waa "going to kill
Celoudouo." Murphy remonstrated with him, but
It was no uae, and instead of pacifying
liiiu, hi* words, he says, only tended to mako tho
man the more turiona. liello waa pushing with'
might and main agaiuat the door and Murphy, seeing
the blnde in his band and fearing mischief, tried
hia utmost, be asserts, to get hi in to return to his
room, but Hello declined to give up the weapon, and
making a murderous thrust lit Murphy, aa tho latter
lieges, threatened to kill him if bo did not leavo
him alone. ,
Murphy dodged the blow and a minute or so afterward
left the bouse. Hello succeeded in breaking In
the door, and rualiing into tho room, aa the atory
enes, st onco attacked Colendono. C'udgi and Carliodgi
ruahed Irom the aparmiant as aoou as Hello
entered and have not since been seen. Colendono
was not prepared for the attaek. and before he could
defend himself liello had burled the knife in his
head. Wouu'led and bleeding the msu reeled and
fell to tho Hoor upon h:s fsce. Not satisfied
with hia bloody work the aasailsut stabbed
him three times In the lisck aud once in the
neck beiore lie loft the room. The noise made by
the acuiUe in the front room attracted the attention
ot Mrs. i;eldu<iono, she hurried to the front part of
' the house, and, upon entering Ihe anartment,
found hor huHhuiid'n ileftd body lyiiitl oil the
floor, surrounded by a pool of blood. Slio
at once raised an alarm, and in a few inliiutes the
police were apprised of the lunrdor. Hello was In
Ills room when he heard the police entor the house,
aud fled to the roof. Frank Dounlgl followed
him aud found him concealed behind the
chimney of one of the houses adjoining.
Far re I aud Smith had by this tlino reached
the roof aud they at once secured hiiu. llo was
handcuffed and taken to the pollre station house In
12?th street. Sergeant Sullivan, who waa on duty,
qiteetioned him about the murder, and the man
treely admitted his guilt. llu waa then
searched, but tho knife was not found upou
him. Thon he was escorted to the
prison and locked up for the night. Deputy Coroner
MacWhinnie waa promptly noiiiled or the ease, aud
will make an autopsy on the ltody for the purpose
of ascertaining which of the wounds it waa that
caused hit death. Frank Aecetta was arrested as a
[13* TLLKlillAVil TO TUE HEltALD.]
NouwiCH, Conn., Dec. 4, 1879.
William C. Oilman and bis t is tor arrived at tbeir
Norwichtown residonce this uoou, where they
found Mr. Charles Perkins, of Hartford, a prominent
lawyer, and his wife, and Frod P. l'erbina, of
Boston, of the Saturday Magazine, brothers of
tlio deceased Mrs. Oilman, her sister, Mrs.
Edward Everett Hale, Professor 1). C. Oilman, of
Johns Hopkins University, and Mrs. Dr. J. P
Thompson, brother and sister of Oilman; Kev. H.
W. Ueecher and wife (whose niece Mrs. Oilman was)
aad Mrs. Hurry, an intimate friend of hers from
New York; ltev. Dr. O. H. Houghton, of the Church
of the Transfiguration, in New York, her former
pastor, and Mr. William O. Lauo, of New York, her
brothor-in-law, and his wife. Oilman was dressed
with scrupulous neatness in black broadcloth, with
a heavy wood on his hat. He appeared too much
crushed with sorrow to give any signs of grief, and
during the day did not exhibit the least emotion.
His prison life has not changed his appearance, and
he is us erect, his hair as black and his face
fair and smooth as ever, notwithstanding
contrary reports. At two o'clock the ltev.
Mr. Deocher conducted a Mat sarvlco at the
house, and his remarks wee* of each a nature as to
leave but few dry eyes. The ooAb. un elegant black
broadcloth covered casket, lined with white tufted
satin and mounted with silver trimmings, bore a
massive plate with
engraved thereon iu English text. It wax not opened
alter leaving the house. Mrs. Oilman's face appeared
lifelike and flushed, as though she were
sleeping. The casket was literally loaded down witb'.
rare and beautiful flowers, and the bearers were the
eight young men who composed the Sunday school
class of the late llessie C. Oilman and who performed
the same last sad rites at her funeral two weeks
since. At Trinity Church tbo funeral procession
was received by the ltev. Dr. Houghton and the ltev.
Dr. Jewett, tho rector of the church, aud during a
solemn chant the body was borno into tho audience
room. Dr. Houghton conducted the brief Episcopal
service, during wnlch William C. Oilnluu sat
with bowed head, with his two bright-eyed little
sons ou either side of him. The floral display in
the church consisted of an enormous urn in front
of the altar tilled with ro?os and lilies, sprinkled
witu sprays 01 dux true unci ivy. a large oiacK velvet
covered cross, draped witll a luxuriant ivy vine,
stood iu the real' of the desk. The church was but
partially filled, aud ouly with friends of the Oilman
family, public notice of tho obsequies not being
given, that the crowds of curious sightseers should
be avoided. Had the populace been |{euerally aware
of the hour of the funeral the church would have
been crowded, so great is tho Interest here in this
most melancholy affair. At the close of the tnueral
hymn the remains were carried to Yantlo Cemetery
and interred within a stone's cast of the recently
opened grave of Mrs. William B. Kiddle. Hector
Jewett conducted the rites at the grave.
oilman at his wife's ouave.
Mr. Beecher aud wife, lJr. Houghton aud Mrs.
Hurry returned to New York on the afternoon
traiu and the remainder of the mourners repaired to
the Oilman mansion at Norwichtown. Yanuc Cemetery
was thronged with an eager, idle crowd of
townspeople, all anxious to catch a sight of Oilman.
He bore their scrutiny without flinching and calmly
embraced Dr. Houghton and the departing friends
us the latter whispered words of consolation previous
to leaving. His tuture arrangements for himself
and his handsomo and intelligent children
have, of course, not been made. A feeling
of sympathy seouis to be generally extended
to him from tho people here because of the shadow
latoly cast upon his household in the ,death of
his much beloved wife and daughter. There is not
the least doubt that Mrs. W. C. Oilman died of a
broken heart. Soon after her htisbaud's incarceration
at Auburn she became of unsound mind and
was treated until she partially recovered by l>r.
Oallaudet, at the Insane asylum at Hartford,
where her father and brother reside.
Her daughter Bescie Colt, who died
two weeks since, had been of feeble health during
the past summer, and this lirobably depressed the
mother's spirits, as sho gradually grew worse, and
when tho daughter at length died of rheumatism of
the heart Mrs. Oilman was out of her mind to such
a degree that on being informed that Bessie was
deadreplied that "she was only sleeping" and would
awake in the morning. After the burial of
her daughter the derauged woman evadod her relatives
and visited her husband and also Oovernor
Uoblnson. At tho second repulso by the Governor,
after applying for her husband's pardon, she returned
homo and said that while away sho had not
passed three hours in sleep. Her nervous forces
were exhausted; she was unable to tako
rest, and with her prostrated mental and
physical condition the turning point of life found
her a wreck, offering no resistance to the progress of
disease, particularly so as all hope of her husband's
pardon, which had buoyed her up for so long a
time, had to be given up. Sho Is described as having
been a lady of rare intellectual powers, though
not a strikingly handsome woman. After her
husband's conflnement tho principal portion
of her timo was devoted to taking care
of her children. Tho two remaining boys bear
testimony to* this. In the funeral sorvice to-day in
following tho Episcopal forms both of them kuelt
by the side of thoir father, forming a sight which
moved many iu the church to tears. They are not
old onough to realize the great loss they have sustained,
and soum delighted to havo their long-absented
parent again with them.
humane cbkditors.
While Oilman was in business in New York he had
the management of the entire property of his several
sisters here, some $(SO,OOU, aud when his forgeries
came to light this sum was also missing. Knowing
that tho sisters wonld be reducod to want by
the loss the principal creditors of the brother made
up a parse equalling the amount belonging to the
girls and rorwarded it to them, and it is upon this
that they have aince lived. William C. Oilman,
iuu lukuci u1 iuo lv1|{c1 , vim *u
native of this city. Ho died Home twentyfive
years ago. Ho waa an extensive mill owner and
wan president of the old Thames Manufacturing
Company wlien that inatitution went under, lie
wuh a thorough gentleman and educated liia son to a
complete business knowledgeand to rufinedbutnot
luxurious lantes.
Aluanv, N. Y., Dec. 4,1879.
Governor Robinson informs your correspondent
that the reasons for pardoning Oilman are substantially
those already made public. The death of Oilman's
daughter, followed by the mental derangement
and death of his wife, leaving two children to
ooeducated and cared for, have induced the Governor
to extend Executive clemency. Oilman had already
served two-thirds of Bis term.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4, 1879.
A bloody fight took place intJoneaboro last night
over the municipal election contest. Mansfield, a candidate
for Mayor on the old ticket, had a negro meeting,
which waa called tho night before the election.
Ho was in one of the front seats and made a speech.
Walker, the opposition candidate, walked in at tho
back door and stood up listening to the proceedings.
Maustleld shouted, "Hurrah for the new ticket!"
Walker replied, "Hurrah for the old ticketManafinld
walked down the hall and fell upon Walker with
a stick. He heat Walker badly, wlicu tho latter drew
a pistol and killed hlui. The election camo oO today.
Tho campaign waa devoid of political interest.
SYRAcirsit. N. V., Dec. 4, 1879.
Tho expenses of the third trial of Nathan Orlando
Greenfield, who is now under sentence of death for
wife murder, were f7,870 00. Tlie bill of tho stenographer
amouutod to fl,3'J4. Governor Hobinaou
has been appealed to to coiumuto Greenfield's sentence
to imprisonment for life. He will give his
answer next week.
The Oraml Jury found indictments yesterday
against Joseph and Mary Volkmor for misdemeanor
In having "administered poison with intent to kill."
llialr and Mary Connolly wore sent back to the
House of Detontlon. The ease will bu placed on the
calendar to-day, but It is likely tho accused will only
be called upon to plead and that a day will bo fixed
tor the trial during tho coining week.
Air. Matthew I*. Breen, counsel for Cliarlos E.
Dlair, the principal witness for tho prosecution, appeared
before Judge Daniels, In the Court of Oyer
anU Terminer, yosterday, and requested the approval
of his client'* bond. District Attorney Phelps paid
the sufficiency of the bond offered was being investigated
by a clerk from his offiue, and that 1( tho property
be found in the name of tile surety tho bond
would be accepted. Judge Daniels adjourned the
matter over to thla morning.
The unknown man whose horribly mangled body
was lound on tho track of the Pennsylvania llall*
road, at the coal dump in Newark, on Munday morning,
was buried in the Potter's Field yesterday afi
ternoou, no one having Identified it. The only thiug
tuuud in the pocket! waa a copy of the Boston Uer>
| aid of November HO, ,
EMBER 5, 1879.-WITH SD
Susan Hawley Cross-Examined Again 1
by the Defence.
Trying to Make Hep Contradict
Her Statements.
New IXavkn, Couu., Deo., A, 1879.
The rigid cross-examination of .Susan Hawloy was
continued in the llayden trial thin forenoon. Mo
method that legal acumen could devise wax omitted
by Mr. Watrous iu his continued ettort to break the
force of lu-r testimony, most damat^ng in its nature
if accepted by tho jury as absolutely true. It is a
fact, however, that in no substantial respect did the
witness contradict the statements given in her examination
in chief. A temporary illness necessitated
her withdrawal this afternoon,
and it was full time, for the girl had
boen suffering suvereiy, not only physically
from toothache or neuralgia, but mentally from
the exhausting character of the cross-cxaminatlon.
?ii? will nrnlmhlv Im rncallnd to-morrow and alios
tioned as to mauy other of tho declarations made
by tho murdered girl anil movements of persons
at the .Staunard house on tlio day of the tragedy.
The aiteruoon session was occupied with various
odds and ends of testimony, of no particular importance
Individually, but of some importance as
Oiling little gaps in the State's caso. The almost
forgotten arsenic fcaturoof the trial, which occupied
so much time in its early days, was brought back to
recollection by a scrap of testimony by the Sheriff
of the county, involving a question of only minor
follow1no up a theory.
Susan Hawley, recalled, was questioned further
regarding occurrences at her houso on the forenoon
of the murder. The object was to investigate particularly
tbo doings of old Benjamin Stevens, who,
according to the theory of tho defence, may have
bad a motive for committing tho murder himself.
Stevens is an old man of sixty, rich for that poor
section, and had loug been an intimate of the Stannards,
taking many meals at their house, and providing
money for provisions in part or bringing
them to the house. He was working with Mr. Stan,
nard in charcoal burning and frequented his house at
times as a more eonvenient place than his own. Miss
Hawley stated that about tho time of the arrival of
Uayden at the house on his way home from Middletown
Mary was in tho front room counting out to
Stevens some change from a purchase at tho store;
Stevens had come there about eight o'clock and
threw himself on a bed for an hour or more; after
getting up he gave Mary, who was in the kitchen,
boum>. money, and she went to the store; he gave it
of bis own accord, not being aakud for it.
Q. Did he ever give vou any money ? A. He never
gave me any money excepting what I earned when I
worked tor him.
Mr. Waller?What's tho object of this?
Mr. Watrous?It is a matter of motive in conneotion
with the killing of the girl.
Chief Justice Park?It may be proper in the proper
place, but not in this crosa-exainniatlou.
Q. Didn't you toll us yesterday that the was
counting out the money to ber father ? A. If I did
it was a mistake.
Q. When your father know of Mary's leaving ber
place of sorvice and coming home that Sunday, didn't
lie find fault with ber? A. No, air, be did not, and I
do not think that I ever said so to any person or at
the first trial.
Mr. Waller?We object to this, unless, Indeed, the
defence claims that her father was hostile, and further
claims that he killed the girl.
Chief Justice Park?We hardly think this a fit subject
of cross-examination.
Q. Were you ne<tr the gate when Mary started off
after blackberries on the afternoon she was killed?
A. No, I was in the kitchon.
Q. Did she ask where sho could find berries?
A. Father told her up by tbe Big Hock; Mr. Stevens
also said tho same; I do not remember whether
either went to the front aate with her.
During thl? examination Mrs. llay den pencilled
two or three notes on scraps of paper. These were
passod to h?r husband who, after reading them attentively,
handed them to his couubcl.
Q. How long had Mary b;?u gone when your
father and Stevens went away ? A. They wont about
the same time as far as tho gate and returnod.
Q. After your father left finally did Stevens return?
A. Yes, and stayed in the kitchen until he
went away for good; he talked some and stayed ten
or fifteen minutes.
Q. Which way did he go? A. I saw him six or
eight feet from the gate.
Q. So, for all you know, bo might bavo gone down
tho road homeward or across the road up into tho
woods where Mary had gone? A. I suppose so.
Q. You know he came to your house that day
through the woods? A. I know he came that way
Q. Havn't you said that you expected that Mary
would help you to do the family washing on the following
day, Wednesday? A. I don't remember.
y. Have you not also said that Mary expected to
help you with the housewook when she returnod
from tho woods, and after that to go with you to a
neighbor's? A. I may have said so, if I said anything
at all.
These inquiries wero significant. The witness had
testified that she knew Mary was going to tho woods
to meet Haydeu and got "quick medicine." The defence
claimed that if it was a fact that she knew this
she must have known the result that would follow,
and would not havo made the agreement about the
housework or to visit a neighbor that sfternoon.
Miss liawley was then examined, redirect, by Mr.
y. When did Mrs. Mills eomo to your bouse and
tell you that Mary had been found dead? A. lletween
four and five P. M.; It was the first I knew
of it.
Q. Before tbis had you told Mrs. Mills or Mary's
troubles? Objected to and withdrawn.
g. Did jou make a statement to her of what Mary
said before she went up to the Big llock?
Objected to, and Mr. Waller argued iu favor of
the admissmblllty of the evidence. An attempt had
l>?eu made on cross-examination to discredit the
witness, to insinuate that she had bran coached
verbally; that her testimony, reduced to writing,
had frequently been read, anil that her testimony
lfener.il ly was fabricated. Therefore tbe Htate
claimed tbe right to show that at tho tlmo of tbe
transaction she had told the same story she tells
now. Tbe authorities, ha said, supported tbis claim.
Mr. Jones?We shall not claim that the girl has
any motive now different from that which sho had
at the moment when Mary crossed tbe threshold of
her house for tbe last time. She had the same
motive, also, we behevo, when she talkod with Mrs.
Mills that aftsrnocn.
A recess wa^ taken until two o'clock, and when
thn rniirt met ?nmA diKAnnnintmnnt wan (V>riuinnor1
auiong the spectators who packed the room by the
statement that Hunan Iiawley was suffering from a
severe headache anil by agrooiuent of couuael would
not berecullcd until to-morrow.
Mrs. Eliza Mills, recalled, testified that on the
afternoon of tlio murder she went to the Stannard
house about two o'clock, Iler previous testimony
wan that it was an hour earltor, and Mr. Jones questioned
her sharply as to the roaaon for tho correction,
but could get nothing from the witness other
than tliat she had thought tha matter over more
Hhoriff Hyxbee, James Hills, Oscar Stevens, Surveyor
Hutler and l>r. Hufus Matthewson occupied
the witness stand during the attornoon, but their
testimony was of minor importance, several simpiy
testifying aa to their whereabouts at tho tiwo of the
The court adjournod until nine o'clock to-morrow,
when Susan llawley will probably be recalled.
Information wax received hero to-day that the old
man, Benjamin Stevona, one of the most lmportaut
witnesses in the case, is recovering rapidly and may
be able to appear In court In a few day*, ills evidence
la of value to the prosecution.
Wohckatkr, Mass., L)oc. 4, 1H79.
The third day of the trial of Francis llaydon wss
resumed with the examination of Mrs. Croker, aunt
of the deceaaod, who testified that the prisoner before
tho doath of his sister had expressed hla belief
that sho would not live long.
J. K. Haakill testified that tho prisoner, while
ostensibly in search of a physician, was In oompany
with Miss Jlilson, and that lie proposed to tha
lattor to como to hia house and live.
Joseph Hpauidlug testified that tho prisoner had
anxiously lnqulrod of him ns to the value of tho j
property, and who would have earo of It if his
mother died, and expressed great uueasinesa at the
Sroposud poat-mortem exumiuatlon. Tho prisoner
ad denied to him that his sister had poisoned herself,
aud admitted giving medicine to all of his
lainlly who had died.
A. A. Marston, l'rofesnor of tha 'High School of
Fitchburg, testified that there wore various poisons
in the laboratory; that ilsydan had across to them
on the id of May, and that lie was in tho room on
that day; liayileu had the keya of the laboratory;
lie told witness he had some things from there;
thero waa metallic and white araeuie In the laboratory,
but witness could not tell if any was missing.
The itev. Frederick Wood, llayden's familv pastor,
tsstiilsd that hs visited Usjrdsu la his csll| tus so
eusod uid he bid tod* and arsenic in hi* room, and
fixed soda in his rooui for Sarah when she was nick;
said ho was sure he had made no niiwtako in fixing
the soda; asked if arsenic had been found in ins
sister's body, aud how tuueh.
A drug cierk testified to purchases of morphine by
the prisoner.
Mrs. Dr. Jowett testified that llaydou catno to her
lioukt- after tlio doctor on Karurday, aud, while waiting.
the prisouor started up and said, "lie won't do
it, will he?" referring to the autopsy; ho came again
next day aud said he was ready {pr the of animation.
Toccata in K liseli
"La Culuuiirina," air loinelli
Ml*? Kiuuih Tliurnby.
Hyniuhuuy in C (Jui*u?r) Mui.trI
Uvurturo, "feutlwiilra" Goitliuurk
Cavalisa from "Dor Kruiuhutx" Vou W'ubor
Miss Kiumii 'i'iiursby.
Overture, "Loonore" (No. J?) Van Beethoveu
A vary largo audienco attended tbo second public
rehearsal of tho Symphony Society at Steiu.vay llall
yesterday afternoon. Tho programme was an excellent
one, aud in addition to the able orchestra
cuuducted admirably by Dr. Damrosch, Miss Thursby
was offered as a special attraction.
The "liach Tocatta," orchostrally arranged by
Esser, was played in a masterly manner, all tho musicians
seeming to grasp the main ideas of tho work
with a perfect conception and to phrase it with a
singular unanimity of jmrpose, making the whole a
moat consistent aud liuished pioco of work. The
double basses never hud u better chance to sliow
their excellence, aud they improved the opportunity
"La Calaudrina," Miss Thuriby'a selection, is an
old fashioned little air of the last century, connected
with the composition of which there is told a somewhat
romantic story, which lends to it an additional
interest. Jomelli, the composer, was born
near Naples, and his one great desire was
to attract the attention and win the friendship
of Metastasio, the famous Italian poet. In 1749
he sot out for Vienna, tlie pout being then at the
Court. The two met, aud a most sincere and lasting
friendship, romantic iu its warmth and singularly
happy in its circumstances, sprung up between
them. Metastasio wrote some charming poems for
which Jomelli composed the music, and the two
went on hand in baud in their art aud friendship.
The study of oue was the music room of
the other, aud they were almost inseparable.
It was in the early days of this singularly happy
friendship that Joiuelli composed "La Calaudrmu"
and handed it to his friend and patron. Miss
Thursby sang the aria yesterday with considerable
grace aud hulsli, and the many difficulties iu the
florid passages were well met aud lairly conquered.
It was more notable, however, for its good method
than brilliancy, aud for the sweetness of the notes
rather than for their extraordinary delivery. Miss
Thursby mado quite a success of the souu before
the audience and was promptly recalled. '
Mozart's melodious and symmetrical symphony
in C is so well known and the members of the society
have so often played it that it only needs a
passing notice. Iu the allegro vivace the violins
were a trifle out and the double basses were faulty in
being too loud, but, for all that, the movement was
taken >vell and played with considerable spirit. The
andante was given with great teeling aud with a
most sympathetic tone, and the allegretto was
treated with extreme nicety, the idea of the menuetto
being well defined. In the flnale the 'cellos
were particularly good, but the brass was
overpowerful at oue point. The fugue was
prominently brought out by each iustrumeut
the conclusion was powerfully and artistically interpreted.
The novelty of the programme was the new Ooldmark
overture, "Penthesilea," founded on Heinrich
von Kleist's drama, the four motives of the composition
being "The Tumult of liattle," "The Feast
of ltosus," "Love" and "Death," suggestive, in
musical form, of the meeting in battle of Achilles
and Penthesilea, tho love that existed between them.
llie combat in wnien Achilles roll, ana tne ileatn or
l'enthesilea. Tho first movement, powerfully descriptive
of the tumult of battle, was rendered with
a brilliancy and vigor that well expressed the motive
of the work, and, wliilo It reflected credit on the
composer iu the massive musical effects produced,
the orchestra were deserving of great praise for tho
manner in which they interpreted his intentions.
The second movement is in effect a charming love
song, the beautiful melodies conveying delicately
the story of Achilles and 1'onthesilea'a
meeting and lovo. Tho air, played
with great sentiment by the clarionet and
flute, has a 'cello accompaniment, the theme
U then taken up by the strings, and finally dies
away in a perfectly rendered decrescendo passage.
The spirited movement which follows, gradually
accelleruted and increased in volume, is an admirable
conception of Ooldmark, and, with great precision
and vigor, the climax of the overture is
approachod and effocted grandly in a fortissimo
passage of groat power. A sombre strain, exquisitely
played and. well conveying tho idoa of a funeral
inarch, but relieved by a few bars of a plaintive
melody, which breaks through it like light from a
rift in the clouds, iirings the overture to a conclusion,
the finale being a delicately executed pianissimo
The overture is Ooldmark's greatest work slnco
his "Sacuntalu." Dr. Damrosch received the score
direct from the composer, but sinco then the
work has been received hero from the publisher.
According to late advioes from Europe
It was not to be performed thero until
January, when the Vienna Philharinoniu Society intend
to produce It at the third concert of their season.
It has been roheursed hero, in private, by the
Philharmonic Orchestra, under Mr. 'Theodore
Thomas, but the Symphony Society may claim the
first public production of tho new overture.
The work is composed in UoJdmark's eccentric and
graphic vein of composition, dealing largely In dissonances
and yet coiubiulng with them some most
harmonious melodies. Standing on the programme
by the sido of Beethoven's monumental
Overture it was dwarfed by tne comparison, but the
fair success it achieved undor these circumstances
was proportionately creditable to the composer, and
the manner of its interpretation udded another to
Dr. Damrosch's laurels and reflected every credit on
the orchestra of the Symphonv Society.
Miss Thursby sang tho "Dor FrolsohilU" cavatlna
with less o fleet than was expected of her. Her good
school was manifest all through it, and there was
generally an artistic style In tho manner
of her phrasing It, but it had tho ono
fault of being occasionally untrue to pitch,
and the lady's voice seemed ut times unequal to tho
demands made upon it in the sostenuto passages.
Under au encore she returned and sang another
selection with marked improvement in every way.
There is a wealth of music, particularly
suited to Miss Thurxby, to which sne should confine
herself, not that she can only do well within those
limits, but simply because in certain directions sho
has remarkably good vocal abilities, uud It is always
better for an artist to do that which she can do best.
Tho most vigorous and delightful of Beethoven's
four "Lieonore" Overtures was played yesterday. It
was grandly rendered and gave a alow and warmth
to tho entire programme. It never went better than
it did on this occasion, and it was so admirably done
that it can all be summed up in aseutvner?It was a
triumph for tho players and their loader, and a delight
to the audience.
Capoul will take his benefit on Monday night at
Booth's Theatre.
Tho New York Clrcnt will giro its usual mstlneo
performance to-morrow.
The new opera cf Messrs. Gilbert aud Sullivan wu
read to tlio company yosterduy.
Mr. P. H. Giliuorc's new national hymn, "Columbia,"
will probably be produced on Christmas night.
Tbe new play, "An Arabian Night," at Daly's Tboatro,
la drawlug. Tho matinee to-morrow promises to
be a largo one.
Tho Galley Slave" at tho New York Uaverly's and
"The Octoroon" at the lirooklyn Uaverly's are
drawing full houses.
"Mignon" ia to bo the feature thla evening at the
Academy of Music. Catnpanlnl, Del 1'uente, Auabre,
Cary, Vallerla and Monti are iu tho caat.
Our Girls" at Wallack's will not be visible to tbe
naked oyo after to-night and at tho matluoa tomorrow.
It la an enjoyable performance and should
be aeon by every old thoatregoer.
Tho houaea at the Han Francisco Minstrels are
among the boat filled in the city. They rarely fall to
acoro a hit and got talkod about.
Mr. J. K. Kmmet, at tho Park Theatre, Is still attracting
larue audleuces, who witness with pleasure
hla rendltlou of "frits in Iroland."
Tho Amorican IMruo Museum on the Dowery ia one
of tho attractlona of the east 4do of the town. A
number of novolties are to be seen.
Tho management of Daly's Thoatre nave generoualy
tendered a benulkt to tho Hevvntu regiment for tho
purposo of augmenting the building fund. Tho performance
will tako plnco next week. Ihe a eats are
now lor aale at the fair. f ,
The German Liederkrans will have a social reunion
at their hall to-morrow evening. The aololsts
are:?Mrs. Anna Granger Dow, sopranoi llerr
Uehrens, basso, of ller Majosty'a Opera, and Mr.
Felix Kraomor. These, together with a full orchestra
under the oonductorship of Mr. A. Paur, are
likely to mako an onjoyable affair.
An attempt by certain members of the Musical
Mutual Protective Union to blaokmail the management
of the Fifth Avonue Theatre into paying m*?f?
money to tbe orchostra employed thera than they
were obliged by contract to pay waa reported in
yesterday's Uuuu, Mr. Charles Ford paused la
bit work long enough jrwterdij to giym tho Hnuia
reporter a statement of tho difficulty M it now
and of tho w?y in which it will be mot.
"On Monday afternoon, at lialt'-paat three o'clock?
less than live hours before the first performance waa
advorilitod?we were nerved with this notice:? %
musical mutual i'kotkctivk l'nioi*. )
SfcCUfctakvs OrriCK, No. 01 JiAST T.IIKIi stukkt. /
NKW YIIKK. DOC. 1. 1K7M. )
Hill?At a, regular uieetinu of 1U0 Hoard of Director*,
held ?t their rooms, November JJS, ItiTJ, tho following ro??lulioii
una curried
"Koculvod, I'liat tlioso luoinbors who are oiifcajcotl at llie
Fifth Avenue TUcalro to perform oparotlai or opera buutfs
lio tiotitiuil tliat if they play under I lie stipulated price?
ii '< article 111. keetioii JO. of tho Muairal Mutual Waivetlvc
Union?tWir? per wuukl tho tioiud of Directors will
vigorouidy enforce the law." Jty order ot tho iioard of
Directors 1>. SO IIA AD Secretary.
"Wo had to decide at ouce whether wo would submit
to tho extortion or not, aud wo dccided to pay
the rare demanded for ono week uuJer protest.
If wo had consulted with Mr. Sullivan, which w?
did not, he would have opposed yielding, lie would
have done what ho proposes to do next weok?play
the piano aud have Mr. Collier play the harmonium.
But he agreed to pay this week and at onco telegraphed
to Philadelphia and Baltimore tor musicians.
It will be two weeks, however, before we can
got this orchestra, even it we don't have to accept
Mr Sullivan's utt'ur to tuleerauh to London for lita
orchestra there, and during tnose two weeks wo will
liavo the piano aud harmonium."
Do you mc?n that that will actually bedono?"
"Oh, yen; .Mr. Sullivan in in earnest, aud he says
he will give 'Pinafore' as it nover was given
lietore?with u better accompaniment?iu short,
as it wax written. XUo harmonium, you know,
given all the etlect of a Hull orchestra. Mr. Collier
is a muster of the instrument, ho wo shall do that if
it proves necessary. To-uiorrow, however (Friday),
I am to appear at a meeting of the Musical Uuion
aud state tho case to them, aud wo will thon get a
tiiKil decision."
Mr. Ford said further that he had had a great
mauy letters from amateur musicians offering to
piay iu the orchestra uud> r Mr. Sullivan. Some of
tli<'ui wanted small pay, but the most of them wore
willing to'play without remuneration for the sake of
getting instruction from Mr. Sullivan, "llut, of
course," said lie, "we can't rely on any such help as
'l'ho reporter saw several members of the Musical
Union, who rctused to talk about the matter at all.
One of them said:?"1 am an old man, and my con*
uection with the Musical Union is all I have to rely
on. If 1 louo that in any way tlieru Is uothing before
mo but the East River. You will uot go down there
with me, will you?"
One member, an oilicor, consented to t'lk on condition
that his name should not be published, aa lie.
too, feared incurring the displeasure of the union,
lie said that the only thing the union had done la
the matter was to send a waruing to the member*
who were playing at the Filth Avenue Theatre. This
warning in'itself amounted to nothing and the whole
matter would be settled, if it needod settlement, at
the meeting to bo held to-day. He said that no com*
plaint had boon entered on the books of the union so
far as ho knew, but he understood that it had coins
to tho notice of the Board of Directors through a
statement made to the Hoard that the laws of the
union wore buiug infringed. He seemed amazed
when told that Mr. Eunis, who, he said, was an
ollicer of the union, had signed a contract to work
for tho price stated; but said tlrnt it would all bo
cleared up at tho meetiuQ.
"The wholo trouble comes fraritenvy," said he,
"and 1 shall do all 1 can to have it .reconciled. Mors
than half our good uiusiciabU have been playing
'Pinafore' for a long time paat aud nobody took
any notice, because it was looked at as a tritle. I
don't think a man. ought to be blamed tor playing it
at theatre rates, because he can get away at half-past
ten, in tuno to go to a party or ball and do more
work. But if it is an opera or op6ra bouffe, when ho
doesn't get away till hall-past eleven. It is different.
Ho is too lato then to do anything else,"
no falling off in thk attendance?tr&
attractions and amusements.
The proceedings last evening at the Fair of tho
Seventh regiment at the new armory in Sixty-seventh
street varied in no essentlsl feature from ptoceding
days. The armory was crowded, as usual,
and the beauty and fashion of ths Empire
City wore well represented. Indeed, a stranger
visiting Now York could find no better opportunity
of seeing all that was worth looking at In feinalo
graco and manly physique among the well to ao
classes of tho city than was presented at the fair last
evening. Whether the crowd which patronized th?
fair last evening had anything abnormal in it or not
is hard to say, but the fact is beyond all question
that tbo arrav of beauty was simply bewildering. You
encountered a handsome woman at every step,
and tbo caro taken In selecting the guardians of the
stalls, if good looks were the test, was beyond all
praise. One could not hesitate a moment which to
admire most, tbo beautiful things offered for sale or
the churuiiuit creatures who undertook to make one
buy. And the beauty was of all styles and every
complexion. Tbero were representatives of tbo socalled
Auglo-Saxou?though not many?the Celtic,
the Hebrew, but by far the greater number were
of that new typo, surpassing theiu all In regularity
of feature which may be called the North American.
As it is the result of a mixture of all the Caucasian
races it may salely be said to bo the highest type of
the Aryan family. There wero blondes and brunettes;
tall, gracoful figures and small and well
rounded bodies, and every variety of eye except the
ugly. If there wero nothing else to look at, nothing
to buy or sell, tho ladies would bo attraction
enough, and the men of taste In New York would go
there to see and to udmiro. Many, however, went
there evidently rather to gratify their assthetia
tastes than to Invest their "lucre" In any of tho
nice articles offered for sale. Possibly they
were afraid lost a too hasty purchase might
cut short their pleasure and that they are waiting
for tho fow last days before invosting too heavily.
Be that as it may, tho principal business indulged in
lu.?t evening was admiring the display of beauty and
asking questions of tho charming saleswomen.
Neither the lifeliko dolls, the handsome baby carriages,
tho Ann tapestries, the parrots, macaws or
canaries, the little dogs or the billiard tables found
many purchasers last evening, although their merits
were extollod in the sweetest and most porsuaaivo
The amusements wero, however, quite snoeessfnl.
Punch aud Judy found aa many numirers a* ever,
and Mr. K. J. Dale's wonders were a real treat.
Hothiug could be better than Ids performances with
a number of rings, and his manipulation of a pack
of cards excited roars of laughter. A number
having been selected kf ladles and
trentlomeu in the audieuco, Mr. Dale took
them back and placed them in a small
box fastened on tbo top of a bottle. He then called
them, one after the other and they rose up, being
the correct ouo* In all cim, The last was a torn
ono, tho remnant of which had been retained bj a
gentleman in the audience. It roue up as It was
called and, on being ordered, danced to the music.
The braken piece was theu Hung at it and wm
instantly joined to it* proper place. Tho production
of a varied crop or flowera from
scuds put into a liat elicited rounds
of applause, and on the whole tho entortaiument
was very successful. Tho art gallery waa well pat*
roniaed and well repaid a visit. Mr. Honry T.
Bryant's display of ventriloquism was alio well attended
and was enthusiastically applauded. The
other features of the fair wore patronised as usual,
and those who attended were evidently well satisfied
with their evening'* amusement.
Miss Emma C. Thursby, Miss N. Russell and Miss
8. llUHson will bo at the booth of tho First Company
to-morrow evening to sell tickets for tho concert
to be given under the auspices of this company
by tho artists of tho Mapleson Opera Tronpa, at
Mteiuway Hall, on December 10.
Tho St. Agnes ladios' bazaar, or in reality the
fair of St. Agnes' Roman Catholic Cnarch, in Forty*
third street, betwuon Third and Lexiugton avenues,
was opened last ovenlng, and will remain open from
tour o'clock until liali-past ten each evening uutil
further notice. Father Mc Do wall, the pastor, had
prepared a surprise for his flock, for when tha
hour announced for tho foTtnal opening of tha
fair arrivod ho announced that "even a greater
IrMiman than himself waa present, and therefor*
he would call upon Judge Jobn 11. Drady to giv*
them a "good send-off." Judge liruuy began by Baying
that hu knew nothing about fairs, and a moment
afterward said that Kve waa tha first fair woman
told or in history. Ho knew of fair men, of fair
women aud of fare?well, the first fair
Irishman he remembered was Pharaoh, bo ansa
he had an "o" in his name. Yes,
there was another Irishman he remembered,
Orion, a mighty hunter in the stars. He said that
Father McDowsll had brought him there to give bis
blcnaiiiK to the tair, aud thla was it. "May you ba
fix luontiia in heaven before tho devil knows you're
dead." Tha bassar itself promises every success.
The schoolroom aud chapel have been handsomely
decorated, nod tha floor apportioned off Into spaces
presided over by ladioa of tho parish, whore every
tiling that cun bo moiitlonuil, whether buarrr or
nutri, it the purchaser's option, cau bo olitilntd.
Voting fur almost anything tbe visitor may desire is
permitted, and repeating Tu that ronpnot U encouraged.
At 8t. Pot or's Church, in Barclay street, a friendly
contest ban been nightly carried on bv the admirers *
of varioim polio* captains to decide wbicb hall beooinu
tbe possossor of a handsome void bailee. It la
to be given to tbe one nbown bjr the ballot to be Ml*
most popular. Last night the vote utood?Aitken,
1,H17; Cherry, U.i'Jfl; Haundors, VI,(Mi. Tho polls
will clone to-night, and not on Monday next, aa has
boon stated.
Nt. Paul's lloman Catholic Church, in Harlem, haa
now a fair In progress in tho hsseni<j/it of tho church,
at 117tb street, between Fourth ana Fifth avenues,
and ao far baa provod quite a financial succesa.
Many attractions aro offered to the generously in*
cllued, and ono of the chief features of the fair,
causlug a great deal of atleution from the Ylre Department
in that locality, is a handsome silver trumpet
at tho table presided over by the Misses White,
and to be voted to tbe most popular fireman at |1 a
, vote.

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