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impeached responsible inception. capitalists Immlnent. relused employers considerable I THE COLLEGE R1MTT1. The Next Contewt To Ho at Sarntojjti. Meeting of the General Committee at Springfield, Mass. APPOINTMENT OP OFFICERS. Princeton Getting Up Her Muscle. SmiNupiBLD, Mass., Feb. 8, 1874. The preliminary arrangements for the College Regatta at Saratoga next summer have at length been completed. Just before the adjournment of the American College Rowing Association at Hartford, Conn., a committee of twelve?one from each college in the association?was chosen, on motion ol Captain R. II. Liana, of Harvard, to select a regatta committee of three, in whose hands was to be placed tne entire management of the Saratoga regatta. This step was no doubt suggested by the bad management of last year, when a committee of eleven was found to be unwieldy and inefficient, and the arrangement of nnmbcrless details necessary to secure the complete success of the races wus neglected, owing to the difficulty of getting a majority of the committee together and making its members reel any sense of a responsibility w:is wit much ilividetl. funt.-iin l):tnii'u lil.ui was a good one, and the action or the committee ot twelve, which assembled at the Massasoit House j to-day, was limited by his motion to the appointment of this regatta committee of three, and the election of live judges, none of whom should be undergraduates. LOBBYING FOR SARATOGA. First to arrive on the ground lust night wac Mr. John R. Conkllng, President of the Saratoga Row| ing Association, wno lobbied so earnestly and ! spoke so eloquently at Hartford in lavor of the Saratoga course. President Conkllng interviewed each of the delegates on their arrival, and Harvard's man had hardly entered the hotel before Conkling had him by the buttonbolo ;and was tea rfully laboring with nim to dissipate his miud of its cloud or error concerning Saratoga. As it happened, there was time for lobbying, as i the members of the committee began to come in I on the morning trains. By noon the following i gentlemen had arrived:?J. M. Benedict, ol the Amherst Agricultural College; C. B. Hubbell, of Williams College; F. R. Applcton, of Harvard; Captain R. J. Cook, of Yale; D. Dorchester, Jr., of the Wesleyan ; J. D. McKennon, of Trinity; T. D. W. Thompson, of Columbia, and J. N. Ostrom, of , Cornell, leaving Amherst, Dartmouth, Bowdoin and Princeton unrepresented. It was the intention to call the committee together at eleven A. M.. but us it was supposed that Bowdoin, and possibly some other colleges, might send deiegateB on the midday trains, it was decided to wait till alter dinner. MEETING OF TITE COMMITTEE. Soon alter two o'clock the committee assembled In one of the parlors of the Mussasoit House and was called to order by its chairman, Mr. Benedict, of the Amherst Agricultural College. Mr. Appleton of Harvard, was chosen clerk, and the roll cull showed that the lour colleges above named were 1 represented. It was at once voted to proceed to [ the choice or A REGATTA COMMITTEE OF THREE, j by the use ol the marking system. This was amended ho as to mark three colleges whose representatives should be allowed to name the three meu, each delegate voting for his college. A vote was taken with this result:?Harvard, 7; Yale, 7; Wesley an, 5; Williams, 1; Columbia, 1. The llrst three being chosen. election ok judges. | The decision with regard to live Judges were similarly ascertained, each delegate casting five nallots, and the vote standing:?Williams, 7; Cornell, e; Columbia, fl;Trinity,-6; Aggies, 4; Wesi leyan, 2; Yale, 2; Harvard, 1. and liurtinouth, 1. The llrst five colleges wei*e thereiore entitled to | the choice, but Mr. Benedict, in behalf of "Aggies," , stated they did not expect to participate In the I regatta and that some other college ought therelore to be selected. Bowdoiu was accordingly ! substituted for the Amherst Agricultural, but as no delegate was present Its choice for judge was not announced. a refekee nominated. Mr. Dorchester, of the Wesleyan College, nominated William Wood, or New i'orlt, for reieree, and Mr. Cook, of Y'ale, cordially seconded the nomination, saying that although he had no personal acquaintance with W ood, he knew him as author of some splendid works on physical culture, a leading member of the Y oung Men's Christian Association of New York and a fair and square mau. As there was some doubt whether the delegates had authority , to choose a referee, Mr. Hubbell moved to make the choice subject to the approval of the acceptance by the captains. This was agreed to and Mr. ; YVood was unanimously chosen. A regatta ball committee was selected In the same manner us the judges, and the lull list oi the appointments made is as follows, the regatta committee and judges being, without exception, graduates :? Regatta Committee?c. H. Ferry, of Yale; Grlnnel Willis, of Harvard, and J. 11. Thomas, of Wesleyan. ' Judges?I', c. Chandler, of Williams; J. H. Urocklesby, ol Trinity; c. D. R. Moore, of Columbia, and R. Anderson, of Cornell. Referee? William Wood, of New Y'ork. Regatta Ball Committee? R. i. Cook, of Y'ale; F. R. Appleton, of Harvard; George R. Allertou, of Columbia; C. B. llubbell, Of Williams. Captain Cook, of Yule, advocated rowing the single scull race on the day previous to the University and Freshman races, and the running race for the Bennett Cup was appointed lor July 15, the grand regatta coming on the 16th. Mr. Ferry, or Vale, was appointed temporary Chairman of the Regatta Committee of three, lor the purpose oi calling that committee together as soon as may be necessary, ror consultation with the Saratoga Rowing Association. At half-pust three the convention adjourned. the dissentient colleges. There was considerable private discussion among the members as to Dartmouth and Bowdoin and considerable apprehension was expressed lest those colleges should follow the two Amherst ! colleges, and drop out of the race. They are probably the only doubtful ones, as noth the Wesleyan anu Trinity declare themselves enthusiastic lor Saratoga. PREPARATIONS AT PRINCETON. The Mew Contestant for Aquatic Honors Getting Dp Her Muscle far the Saratoga Contest* Princeton, Feb. 6, 1874. About four years ago a little meeting, comprehending altogether but eight young men, was held at Princeton, in room 24, West College. The gentlemen invited thither were entirely unaware of the purport of the call, but at the same time represented the physical boast and flower of the university. Previous to this time the limited aquatic facilities of the neighborhood had encouraged the formation of no college crew, and boating as an amusement was entirely unknown. When, therefore, the announcement was made at the little gathering above reierrcd to that a regularly organized navy, despite the disadvantage presented, was not impossible, a general laugh went round the company, and three Individuals Immediately withdrew. The other Ave remained, more out 01 curiosity perUaps, than from : any positive conviction of the feasibility of the I scheme, bnt yet before morning those live young men had pledged themselves to the undertaking, and without any external assistance subscribed the funds necessary to purchase TWO SIX-04RED G109. f The only sheot of water within miles of this ! quaint and curious old town Is the Delaware and Karttan Canal. To the occasional visitor this channel seems but a quiet, foul and stagnant ditch, a blotch npon the green and picturesque landscape, and the last place npon earth for the successful training of even an amateur crew. I In due time the two six-oared shells, purchased from the Yale navy, arrived, and one of them, manned by six young oarsmen, was set afloat. A hundred yards of very ridiculous and Irregular Towing caused the leaky old craft to sink, and ' rendered it necessary for her crew to swim to 1 i shore. The result of this first attempt to establish rowing as a general recreation among the students 1 was, lor the next lew days, the pet subject of 1 ridicule, and farmed the theme ol gossip among , the principal societies and clubs. ( The authors of this undertaking, however, had I enlisted too touch money in the enterprise to i I rashly give it up. and earnestly persevered in their efforts to succeed. The second i oat proved to be an excellent one, and its crew, after con* Htant practice, and dally exercise In the gymnasium under au accomplished trainer, learned to handle the ours reinarkbly well. THE BOATllOU.SK at this time was a wagoB shed attached to an old barn, and distant froru the canal fully half a inlle. | The hill upon which it was Bltuated sloped preclpI itoosly down to the water and the boys, in order to eujoy a row, were obliged to carry those two heavy and awkward craft from the barn to the canal upon their backs. Dally these lew enthusiastic oarsmen performed their difficult work, and also placed the two boats at the service of their lehow students. After a lew months' experience it was learned that the canal was not as narrow as It appeared to be, and that a gig manned with a crew oi six could easily what at first sight appeared an Impossible feat?namely, thui of passing a large canal boat or a steam propeller without the necessity of snipping their oars, une i>y one new members joined the original live, until the club grew strong enough to build a bout house oi its own and increase its navy by liberal personal subscriptions; so that even at that time what had at llrst lieen the subject of coutempt and ridicule showed commendable signs of forcing itself lavorably iu the catalogue of Princeton College sports. Two years ago the members of the so-called "rowing association" requested their lellow assist them In entering the list* for the amuteur regatta to lie held at J'hliauelphia. Tho call was resounded to. but onlv to t.u- ..vt..... sary to purchase a four-oared paper shell, tiiu o; the boat and all tne expenses of the trip devolving upon the lour young men who tne crew. So quietly did the crew arrive at Philadelphia, so entirely unexpected was tnelr advent, bo young were tile men composing it, and so Blight were the chances of success, that lc passed la the pools all unmentioned, and, Indeed, but tew were aware of its representation. At Hie hour of the race there was general surprise, riia crew worked with remarkable strength, unit even Josh Ward, in a'moment of enihuoiain, cried out:? "Good Heavens! jnst look at those boys, there!" The members who composed the crew had never rowed in a race before, and, owing to excitement and wild steering, sacnliced their apparentcnanca lor victory, hut at the same tline strengthened their cause, and laid the way to their present position. As was announced in a rcecut home or the Hrrald, Princeton College found at the Inter-Collegiate Regatta this Tor tUe tlrst time. A few representatives ot New England institutions vigorously challenged her privilege lor entrance, but alter no little discussion she louud her proper place; hence the above lacts concerning the formation of her crew and the circumstances which brought about her at the convention may possibly be of no little Interest to those other crews against which she is likely to contend. Iu the initiatory steps FOR tue com1no saratoga rkuatta Princeton is showing commendable vigor and Previous 10 the call issued for the convention she hud quietly selected a group of men, ironi which she will ultimately pick her crew, and placed them under severe and rigorous training in tuo gymnasium. No sooner iiad Princeton anuounced her intention 01 struggling for aquatic laurels than Mr. Kouert Bonner ICrwarded a check to the amount, of $'Auoo for the erection of a more commodious and perfect boutnouse. Thereupon the ireshman class callod a meeting and subeciTDed $1,000 to tram and equip a regular class crew, while the other classes stand ready to give their aid whenever there Is a necessity lor innds. In addition to the above I am that several hundred dollars have been quietly given by donors who do not care at present to have their names announced; so that it scorns the college has almost enough money to cover ail possible expenses, aud therefore turns her attention directly to her crew. The ground lor the new noathouse has just been selected, and ttie plans for tiie latter are now under consideration. THE NAVY AT PRESENT consists of six excellent boats, which arc all that can possibly be accommodated in the present boathouse. In the college gymnasium a number of rowing weights have been placed, which arc upon an entirely new plan ami winch especial mention, lu these weights the full power, length and feathering of the desired stroke are obtained, while any deviation irom the stroke produces what corresponds to "catching a crab'' in the water. A number 01 men, as above stated, are engaged In constant practice, and your correspondent a lew evenings smce was enabled to see them when undergoing exercise. THE MKN are quite young, and perhaps a little light, hut ror ! a year or two past have undergone the regular and very perfect gymnastic training of the college. | and constant exercise in the open air, so that they 1 carry but little superlluous tlesn, and have acquired I already sufficient muscular development to serve ! as a very good basis lor future work. 1 The Executive Committee of the Princeton Row ing Association have the entire directiou ami care j of these nteu, and mark out tor them the hours lltlil TnonnQ Af tlinir npontino At tlia rnivmiv i weights they appear to do quite well, ! but, aside lrom these, they are daily | directed to increase their strength by curling I the dumb-bells, swinging the clubs and by ' engaging in other exercises calculated to j strengthen the arms, chest and shoulders, aud ; general powers oi endurance. Independent of the ireshman crew, there are twelve men training, j from which six will be selected for the university crew. While these are not the heaviest and strongest men which could have oeen chosen, their : stature, weight and strength are so unltorm as to I be really remarkable, their ages, too, average ) nearly the same, while the early mouieut tn winch tliey have determined to aot, aud the apparent with which they proceed to work, barring accidents and some ridiculous 01 the luculty, must put theui in good trim for I the race. In the meantime there Is a GENERAL INTEREST manifested among all the students concerning i aquatics, and large bodies of young men daily us: semble in the gymnasium to witness the regular : training ot the crew. It is very probable that a new leature will be added to Saratoga sDorts ; this year. Some time ago Princeton submitted to Yale a paper advising all colleges to withdraw 1 from the Amateur base Ball Association and es, tublish ' AN INTER-COLLEGIATE BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, which should yearly contend at the place appointed lor the regatta lor the college championship. Yale endorsed the movement, and the paper is now going the "round"' of all the colleges, so there Is but little doubt that Saratoga will this year bo the scene of the contest for the honors ot the bat as well as for those of the oar. Prluceton at present holds the championship, having defeated last, year in the contest for the same by the splendid score or three against two. A great deal oi feeling is uianilested here against the withdrawal of Amherst from the race at which is considered us babyish aud smalL KISCS COUNTY INEBRIATES' BORE. ri'h* llT.trk nf If a CnrMi ll.i ?< ?#*> Ifil'l 1ITK? ??- " ----- ? ?... --f, "?? the Inebriate* Are and What Becomes of Them. A report of the King* County Inebriates' Home for the past year has been submitted to the The following Is an abstract, giving the points of principal interest:? Hie whole number ot case* treated In 1P73 was 239, of : which 152 weru males and K7 tunnies. Ol' this number I 48 patients, 29 males and 19 females, remained over trmn 1872. Three patients died during the year?2 mules and I female, and 175 have been dismissed?122 males and 53 1 temuiea. Of the male patients 74 were married, fid and 12 widowers. Of the ten.ales 25 were married, 37 single and 25 widows. The nativity of the patients was ns follows:?Ireland, 1114; United Mutes, 86: England, 30; British froviuces, 9; Scotland, 6; Uennany, 3, and 1 was unknown. Justices ot the fence sent 70 patients to tlio Home, of I whom 45 were mules and 25 leiiiafes. The transfers trout prisons numbered 68; 47 males and 21 females. The occupations ol the male patients wereMerchants, 5; lawyers, 2; dentist, 1; physicians, 2; 3; brokers.)3; reporter, i; editor, 1; bookkeepers. 3; clerks, 13; salestucu, 4; banker. 1; mechanical 1; moulder, 1; painters, 2; brass mustier, 1; waiter, 1; laborers. 18; railroad conductor, I; tavern keepers, 3; hardware merchant. 1; tailors fi; 8; riggers and sailmukcrs, 2; gardeners, S; Datnt inunuini turer, I; seamen, >; stonecutter, 1: burnisher, 1; hatters, 2; bookbinders, 3: wheelwright, I; iron worker, I; blacksmith, I; teacher, 1; oyster dealer, It porter, 1, masons, 2; shoemakers, 4; printers, 6; draj*. men, 2; glassblower, 1; ciguruiakers, 2; iniuor, I, 3; no occupation, 14. Of the females there wereIfousekcepcrs, 3; 5; compositor, 1; laundress, 1; tsilarcss, 1; 3fi, no occupation, lfi. ! More than one half of the patients treated last year have at one time or other been attacked either with tremens or convulsions, slid in many instance* have suffered from both atllictlons. There Is n mistaken sympathy among the friends of In* ebi iates with regard to the necessity of placing them under restraint until lit# is despaired of. In each ot the cases which proved lutal Isst year the suffercra wero brought into the institution in a helpless condition, otici ot them surviving only a lew hours alter arrival. Nearly one halt of the former patient* of the Home are entirely lost sight of. These wero persons who were a constant burden upon the county Institutions prior to their admission to the Home. The direction endeavor to persuade all who have no settled place ?t abode to sever tnenisetvc* trom meir lormcr associations upon leaving the Home by seeking employment, in remote place*. The (treat mass of the familiar face* which for many years thronged our prison* Bias disappeared. We now and then hear of one who I* doing well, or of a death, but seldom ol a relapse, except iu the ease of a lew who return to their old associate*. Ot former patient* whose history can ho traced one fourth arc known to be dolsg well. Hereral are dead, and one-third are regarded as incurable caw*. In each case of detention in the Home of one of the prtsoa class for a long period a number of rearrests are prevented, as well as prison commitments, and thus prison expenses are suved. In some eases these have been reported twice a month?the parties often returning to (ail on the same day or the any follow mg their release. During the year It is estimated that tns Home prevented at ltfaat trora 1,1)00 to 2.0U0 of these ever recurring arrest*. The report closes There Is no solitary Instance on record, so tar ti* we know, at the cure or reiormatioti of a drunkard effected by prison discipline, on the other hand. Judging from past experience in the Home, we may salelv presume that at least one-third of the prison class treated by us during the past year will be suved trout prison llie and restored to the community. The Treasurer, Thomas T. Buckley, reports thai the total receipts were f38,84? W, nu<l the 13, leavtug a cash balance ?? flu.tiio bu

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New York Daily Herald (New York, New York)07 Feb 1874, SatPage 5
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