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.t I i I ' I I . . '; n 1 . t . 'f '- ' - ' : - i . W ' " " -V-" ?! 'i wnt 1 1 . n XTUI NO. iS595. NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1869. PRICE FOUR CENTS. She VOL. OCT.j.j1 - " Lj-?,,,''',,,S3W r. 1 mil n a rrc i Brilliant Content Detireen the Ilarrards and Oionlani A IWShow of Muscle and Mettle by the Rival Crews. The "Blue n Victorious by a Few Seconds. Gallant and Desperate Struggle of tbe "Magenta." Untqualed Tim of Victor and Vanquished. Tbe Hair h The Urn The BsatiTbe CoonrThe Start aid tbe Fioitb. Reception of the News on this Side of the Water. aac-DlipUr of the " namla " mad lh "BhM"-Tk I a tease Escllfairal Tbe PufrU-Th Start The Ru-Th Bad. London, Aug. 27. The excitement to-day ever the ptt International boat race baa been Intense. Tbe bank of tbe Tbamea bare been lined witb spectators alnee an early boor this morning. Tbe city baa been almost deserted and usiness quite neglected. Vehicles of all deserlp- j tlens, bearing tbe Harvard and Oxford colors and heavily hulen with people, crowded all tbe roads leading to the course ; and during the entire day the roods in tbe vicinity of Putney, Hummei-smith, Chlswlek, Barnes, Mortlake, Ac, were thronged with iiedcstiiaus. Tbe railway companies found themselves almost unable to provide Rini snfncUnt to carry tbe vast nuuibera In waiting ;f tbe depots. It la no exaggeration t4i slat tlutt probably a iuillloii of people wit-iMsuM'd tl. mot-. mr ka r.. The Harvard iitw "won the toss" for jiosi-tlon. and chiuut the Middlesex aide, (the outside nf the M'tnicircle.) Both boats started at 6 o'clock, it utinnf es, H seconds. The tide at the tart was Klugiritth, and a light southwest breece prevailed, with tuiooth water. ; j The llarvards were first to catch the water, and took tbe lead, gaining rapidly upon tbetr opponents, aud making forty-five strokes per minute, agalutt the Oxford's forty. At Bishop's Creek, three furlongs from tbe start, the Harvard led half a lengt h. Gaining headway tbey ltiirc:iied their lead as tbey passed tbe Willows. Their pae wan subsequently slackened, and the Oxford pulled up, but tbe Harvarda were still time-quarters of a length ahead at Craven: I'olut. three-quarters of a mile from tbe start.' Oxford now went on with a steady drag, but the American rapidly increased their lead, and at the Crab Tree, a nale and an eighth from tbe aqutMltu-t. were a couple of lengths ahead. ; Beyond this point Uie Harvarda were " taken wide," and the Oxfords quickening their speed reduced the gap at tbe Soap Works, a mile and a half from tbe etnrt, to hall a length. The Harvard now pulled up witb a magnlfl-rnt burnt to Hammersmith Bildge, (a mile and three quartern) but In shooting tbe bridge lost Hie distance they had gained. OpHMli- the middle, mall the Oxfords spurted, and came up gradually to the Harvarda; but, when opi-osite "the Doves, the boats were fouud to ! too cloae together, and the Harvarda rave way and at Chiswick Ait," (two and a alf tulles.) the boats were "level." After pro-?eediiig fifty yards further tbe Oxford began to earn, though temporarily, and tbe Harvarda gain got even with them. Oxford gained rapidly at Chiswick. where it became clear that the pace apparently told on tbe Harvarda, who were rather wild at thia part of the race. Proin thla point the Oxfords rapidly drew ahead, and in a few stroke obtained a lead of two lengths. Tbe Harvarda rowing plucklly held them there for half a mile, when tbey fell astern, and Oxford at thirty-eight strokes per minute, snot Barnes' Bridge OK miles) three lengths ahead. ' Alon Barnea' Keacb the Harvard refreshed tbeir stroke (Mr. Lorn I wo) witb rive water, thereby retarding their boat. Tbe Americans then tried to spurt, but found the effort Ineffectual, and Oxfords getting mora f a lead, eventually won tbe race by four lengths, easing p In the last few atrokea, and palling up fresh. Tbe Oxfords arrived at tbe ship at o'clock, M nil nu tea. 47 seconds, making the K miles in 19 minutes, 40 seconds. The American were well received at tbe finish, and returning, landed at Barae. The race waa a good one, and excited a degree f nthunlaam along tbe banks of tbe river utterly unknown in former race. Tkc Last Wards m ta Xadoa iriormiaa; Papers Tbeir Predict. 1nin. Aug. 27. The newspapers to-day pabltah their cloaiug eoaunent on the boat race, which occurs this afternoon at o'clock. The TVJegrap oalvaiaea tb Elliott boat a light, fut and graceful. It travel well and suit tte crew. " We do not expect." tbe TtUgrmpA aaya, that the Harvard eaa win be race, but I he rbangrt made by tttem brims tbe crew mora on a level. On the whole, ft think it will be rapital race. The Oxford will defeat tbeir gal-, laat adversaries withoat difBealty. XT otbori viae, the Harvard must have en ovation, t bow that we are not ashamed to be beaten by oar excellent cousins." The Star say: The American are Individually snore powerful than the Oxford, bat It to thought tbeir training I not aoeordlag to toe Knglieb notion of strictaeaa." The DaU Vtmrn says: "Above all thing we are aaxiooa that the eonteat aall be sharp from tbefirat to taalaat; that tbe victory, whether on ate side ar the ether, shall be ee bard to wU a to cover the wtnnera and losers alike wttb gtory, To prejudge tbe taone would beUoertlnen In tbe last degree," j The writer thea take the TportanltTto ne knowledge to tbe full extent the frtwo and ln-ovttable diaadvaataga tb Harvard have eon-ended against: "Tb river and everytblBC vrer atrange and an familiar, end tnnatere am they were of tbeaeleaeeef rowing, they bad to atady It almost lilt the alphabet C n foreign language. The Oxford a the Charle Elver would labor txader similar dleed vantage. AS that con be said hi tbsy add grass to vietory and dignity to defeat." ? The general lmpreosion ia tbal It wfll he a great mm to HamiuerauUUu ttw WO-) The Widge - ' uj omm sera completely barred, and no boat, except those of the umpire and the Pre, will be allowed to pea. Tbcjwttinf 1 two to one aid erven to four es Oxford. -agSi? It la reported that several American gentlemen now here staged gi,et ion the success of tbe Harvard, laat evening. , THE STORY Of THE RACE. BOW TBS MATCH WAS MA UK. v. The oarsmen of Harvard, "mot I ter of American colleges," nave for many year maintained an acknowledged supremacy la American amateur rowing. Tbey have repeatedly defeated such amateur crew a hate contended with them, and have overcome In all and three mile race surh professional a tbe once famous "Fort Hill " and " Ban try ' crews, and tbe " Blglina." Defeated laat year by the great Ward crew, tbey have since twice conquered the Roehr " crew of profeasionala, who meanwhile had themselves beaten toe Wards, and laid claim to tbe professional championship. In college racing tbey bave aally held tbe emblem of championship from 1883 to tbe present time, losing it to Yale College but two years tn the seventeen. For the laat four year tbey have uniformly won at tbe Worcester regatta. Naturally tbey " sighed for new worlda to conquer," and last year aent a challenge to Oxford to row a alx-oared or eighloared race in England. Tbe challenge was declined for reasons we need not now rehearse, except to note that Oxford declined to row unless tbe Harvardn would carry a coxswain. Thia year the challenge waa renewed for a four-oared race, with everything yielded to the English practice, and was accepted by Oxford, but declined by Cambridge. It ia a curious fact, worth remembering, that tbe majority of tbe Harvard men were at first opposed to this challenge, Whleh waa sent by Mr. BiMMoam solely on his own responsibility. Their ground was, first, that Harvard had lost several of ber best oarsmen since the previous challenge, and secondly, that It was impossible to do anything with Oxford, rowing on such a course, being compelled to concede carrying a coxswaiu, and, In fact yielding every advantage to Oxford, and receiving not one from her After a bard canvass, however, the feeling that tbe college was already committed prevailed, and, in due time, enthusiasm and support took the place of the first Judgment, which has proved to be well-founded. The challenge waa sent early in April, and It proposed tbe Putney to Mortlake course, each boat carrying coxswain. : Oxford's letter of acceptance arrived on the 9th of May. Cambridge asked for a delay, which matured to a declining of tbe cpnteat. In due time the Harvard rour were culled from even or eight candidates. The veteran Lortno and Kimmonh who had so often won victories for tbe Magenta, at last chose ! for tbe other two Bah and Kick, two strapping oamnen from tbe West, with Fat and .tman as substitutes. Tbe two latter were left behind to measure oars witb Tale, with such four pther oarsmen as tbey could manage to get togetbjer, while tbe " International Four" went to England, leaving New-York on the 10th of July, after winning three clone race with Aral-class crews, by way of practice. Arrived in England, the crew were greeted handsomely, and were made the guest of the London Bowing Club. But, declining the many invitations to all sort of pleasure parties, public and private, they at once quietly settled down to their work. Meanwhile, on the 33d of July, the race between Harvard and Yale came off at Wor-cexterj and waa easily won by tbe former, by their superiority of skill, a It waa a " made-up crew," containing but three flrsfrolasa men, L.T-max, Fat and Bkeu, against the most powerful six that Yale had ever produced. The prestige acquired by Ltmaj and Fat In this race procured thetr substitution for Kick and Bass on their arrival In England early in August. Meanwhile the Oxford four had " shown " on the Thames, and were universally pronounced to be the finest four ever turned out in England. With the beginning of August, both crews were hard at work for the struggle. Let us now, therefore, take a look at the statistics of TBI KIVAL CRIWH Tbe names and weights of tbe two crews as tbey stood at. the race are a follows : Harvard. No. 1. Mr. Ixring (stroke).. U 1A4 No. 3. Mr. (imtnons 171 No. S, Mr. Lyman u .186 No. 4. Mr. Fay (bow) ISO Iounda. pounds, pounds, pounds. Total 635 pounds. Oxfurd. No. 1. Mr. Parbishlre (stroke) 189)6 pounds. No. 3. Mr. Tinn 189 pounds. No. 3. Mr. Yar borough .... V, 168)6 pounds. No. 4. Mr. Willan (bow) m pounds. Total U 883) pounds. Tbe Oxford crew thus surpassed the Harvard in weight by no leas than 47 pounds that la to say, by tbe remarkable difference of 13 pounds per man. As both crews were trained very fine, thia difference wa one of sheer strength and available physique. On tbe other band, tbe cox- wains were J Mr. Burnham (Harvard)...., Mr. HelFifOxford) Hi pounds. 101 pounds. bilference IS pound. This latter difference was, unlike tbe other, one of pore dead weight. : There were lighter men than Mr. BuxiraAX at Harvard, but, as tbe boat there are not steered by coxwalns, he was the only one really available for the purpose. In average age the crews were Just about equal. OCX HARVASD POtTE. The four that straggled so gamely for America yesterday, are not only tbe best four that ever wore the magenta, which la only another name for the best amateur tour in the country, but. In the opinion of good Judges, are a skillful a crew a ever pulled an oar. They are all of New-England parentage, making tbe race one of New-England against Old. Lokixg, tbe Captain, eoech, and stroke of the crew, and the Ideal Harvard oarsman, has long been regarded by boating men a on of the moat thorough and accomplished amateurs in Aaaerioa. He 1 compactly built, being five feet eleven and one-half Inches high, and weighing, trained, 155 pounds. He rowed as a Freahmaa In the University crew of 1866 : which conquered Yale, and rowed stroked in the victorious crews of 1967 and lssa. Soxitom, who weigh in poonda. trained, la tb ; strongest man that ever handled a Harvard oar. Unhappily, a it appears, be has been Indisposed for some days, and the last new that etme before tbe nee brought the omlnons tiding that the lndlspost tlon. nanaod by tbe oiiatitiiatoined climate, bad not been off. He has rowed slmost daily during good weather ever alnee be entered college, polling number three in the Freshmen erew, which beat all tbe other class boat in ises that were willing to try them, number two tn tbe University six tn 187, winning both the Boa-ton Oty Regatta on July 4 f that year, and the College race at Worcester: said number three tn the University six tn 186b, which was defeated twice by the champion profeasionala of tbe country, the Wans brothers, bat easily beat a strong Bt. John party, all the best ITew-EngUnd craw, and (he Tale men of that year. Fat to an em tear oarsman of Urge experience, especially with tbe aeolls, reeembUag Tajb-Bonooosi u taatrsspeet. He ro wed ta tb waist at Wsreoster. a msotb ago. !; Lthaji, the Worcea-tor tiohe. baa had leas experience than the ether foar In shell rowing, bat to an oarsman of great skill, pluck, and staying power. He, with Bass and Rtcn, wiirwla many laarel for Harvard ret, we may trust, tn the two years to eome hsply may win back tb Putney laurel from Oxford ia a return Btttob on the Charts . TBB OXVOftD VOtTB. The virterioa fear of Oxord are, as we have enldj.not only the beet few ver turned out at THE SCENE OF THE j njf.. ij r i f t M jbwsv sj-aV T . Oxford, but tbe finest ever seen tn English waters. ; Indeed, It la an exceptionally superb and formidable combination. As the Harvard men were all of Massachusetts parentage, so these were all Etonians. Sakbmhixk, of Ballot, the stroke, has won two successive years against Cambridge, and rowed stroke for tbe dark blue last March. Yasbokocgb, of Lincoln, ha also rowed In two University races s gainst Cambridge, and has won the Oxford scull. Tlx NX, of University, Is not only the' heaviest, bnt Is probably tbe most formidable man ever In an Oxford boat, being as expert a he la powerful. He ha rowed three successive years In the University race. Waus, also a magnificent oarsmen of fine physique, has rowed four years in the University boat, comparing In this respect with Loriso. TBS COCBSX. The track was the traditional one from Putney to Mortlake. and the river, at the start and up M fax a Hammersmith Bridge, is about 700 feet wide. There are two spans in this bridge, one about od feet long, the other about ISO. Tbe old wooden bridge at Putney, with its narrow arches and enormous projecting pile-batUusses, the Bishop of London's paleee-garden running down to tbe river on the north or Middlesex shore, tbe quaint old town of Putney on the Surrey side, with n square atone church tower of the true English type dominating, the red-tiled roof of the narrow water-street fro nting the Thames all are ok the style made familiar to us in Wash-tjiqtox Ixthg's delineation of English country acenery. There are no rows of genteel brick boxes, with stucco pilasters, no cockney villa residences all ia solid, antique, and quiet on ordinary occasions. The (tart was takes from the Aqueduct Bridge, which la about thirty yards above the wooden one. and to a mere pipe, supported on lender pillar imbedded tn the soil of the river at wide distances. There to a gentle tan at the flrst quarter of a mile on the course up the river, where the stieeiw sweeps round Crab Tree Foist, on which one of the loveliest suburban cottage ta the environs of London lies in flowering gardens, It is called Craves Cottage, and vm a favorite spot for the picnic of the gay world of May Fair. Opposite to this, at the western: end of the Tillage of Putney. He the farm of Barnes Elm, the residence of the late Vioe-Chaneellor Shaowku, himself on of the greatest supporters of aqwatio during hi long life, and! tbe progenrtor of a rae of sthleta ta those sports. The river sweeps tns long eurve till aesr the second bzOs, where a suspension bridge span tb xoexsmlth, on the Middlesex shore, to the Burrey side. TheresrsBS houses on that soothen ssos, tbe path or towing road being elevated s few feet above the surrounding marshes or withy grounds.' Immediately em oieartng the Bridge tb current runs rapidly round tbe of the land, which trends sharply eastward sad This SaWsreaUy was the turning point of the race ; for there ia a great bight, in which lie Chiswick, the western suburb of Hammersmith, with one or two low sedgy Islands In front, contracting the main stream. Oxford seem to have here gained by a foremost position tbe choice of water, and so obtained an advantage that decided the contest. From this corner to tbe railway bridge of the Southwestern Branch to Kew ' and Hounslow, tbe course Is almost straight water, where the two villages of Barnes and Mortlake fringe the Burrey shore, tbe Middlesex side being wholly covered by sedges and withy beds. Oxford pulled Its last, victorious stroke at a boat moored opposite the Ship Inn at Mortlake. where the course ends. It measure four jnlle and a quarter, and It has been a favorite one for this purpose during the past fourteen years, in preference to the old course from Westminster to Putney, whleh measured six miles. It Is shorter than tbe old one, and Is less trying to tbe slight racing boats by reason of its containing less of the lumpy water that: is often. Indeed usually, found In the open reaches of Battersea below. Besides, the river traffic, being so enormous and constant, an uninterruptedly clear course had become impossible below Putney Bridge. On this track Oxford has for nine consecutive years won what is csUed the blue ribbon of aquatics from her sister University of Cam bridge .and now has plucked laurels from the crown of our own Harvard. THX KIT At, BTXC-KES. From what baa been said already of tbe course, and from the closeness of tbe race, rowed under a great: many disadvantage, it 1 clear that tbe style and skill of oar Harvard oarsmen will become no less famous than ever on the results of tbe eonteat. Our correspondent, who wt with tbe crew, addressed, yesterday morning, this note to the London Times t Srs: After It has been assorted for the test three weeks that the Harvard tour are endeavoring to conform their style of rowing to that of tbe gentlemen tbey hope to meet on the river today, will you permit me to say, In advance of the contest, that the sssi iflnii to groundless f We believe our styla to be Warily that adopted by us in each of our laat three annual races against Tate. Our stroke oar ia aware of no change; tbe men who follow tbe stroke are aware of none, nor has there been any variation In our method of training or instruction. Wo have o often deeeribed the Harvard stroke ta these columns, that we need now o0y reproduce from the column of a eon temporary a letter written by a member of the Harvard crews of isrr and 1868, In answer to a previous letter tn those ooiumn erroneously oonfustng It with the "sniekarsMtrohxUasinnTj.' Hssaysj " Tbe stroke to a long one, with s qiick recover. The rule at llarvard, (as, I believe, at Oxford 4 to to reach forward as far as possible, sovortb bladeof the oar by placing it la the water at right angle, take hold hara at the beginning by kicking with the legs sad by throwing the weight of vae body oa tb beginning of tbe suoka. Tbe mala work to don with the too sad back, the arms not being used until tbe body leaebes tbe I i nl titular, when tbey are employed So WtWthooaraad aniah tbe stroke. Thearms are kept etraigat until tbe body rear he tbe per-peadicular, ta hardest of the pulUsg befcigat : . ' ' I ' - i-- - .. , f CONTEST. tbe beginning of tbe stroke by the legs and back." I , , Bo described, It will be seen that the Stroke palled by Harvard did not differ nearly as much from that of Oxford as It does from tbe various strokes they have hitherto been wont to contend with on thla side of the water. Oxford, taught by past experience of defeat, changed the brilliant style peculiar to Eton, and suited to the rapid running stream at that classic spot, and adopted the long, steady, sweeping stroke brought Into notice by the Coombes, the best and most scientific artists In rowing that ever won silver sculls on the Thames. In three several races during the last seven year tbey were passed and head ed by Cambridge, who rowed . the rapid, f wiitg stroke, the oars feathering high, sad tbe blade sinking deep with a plunge more effective to tbe eye than progressive, as the bow to apt to plunge and dip at each repeated atroke, tnstoad of swimming steadily over the opposing water. The Oxonians In each of these eases collared their rivals st the bend of the river st Hammersmith, passed them in their turn and won. j The Oxford theory Is, if we apprehend anght. that the rower suppose himself in the position of a man pulling a weight beneath hto feet on a board placed at right angles to his body. This exactly represents the action of the kick of the leg against tbe footboard, sad the steady pull upward of the body and arms la managing the oar in the set of displacing the water, by which action the boat, tbe nou resisting body, or body at rest, to propelled forward, This srcesslfstes a backward motion, as the ear to not released from, the water tm exactly parallel ar b a straight line across tbe boat. Of course, tb rower's body is behind the oar. aad. therefore. Inclined backward. The Rtxraad oi the body in the forward movement for the next stroke to bytb ejuiek feather. and tbe rapidity of t tn aa oarsman aad Its grace, which to synonymous with Ms esse, to narrowty witched In selecting men for rowing. This action implies the use of nearly all the muscle of the body the feet, which press or kick against ths footboard; thoeslf aad thigh, waieb draw tbe body up ; tb arms, whleh pull aad steady ths oar i ths back sad throat, which keep the head aad too straight sad even.; so ss to keep the balance and play of tbe frame. - A we have said, considering the circumstances of th race. It seems probable that Harvard vm now euitivat it own styto snore a sal do pus ly than sver, being wen setinfied that It baa vin dicated itself. ' - - I t THX BOATS.! It was a nxtafurtuBO for Harvard thai U ro- uired. apparently, actual presence oa tbe river to doUif wins what boat to ass. The boat tbey confidently took ever proved bnpraeticablu. Ths boats ta which they practiced slmost entirely were English s sad, at last, tb were rejected for the one bunt by Eixsorr ta Fnglsad. after hi arrival there. Thto boat to torty-Coar foot long, twenty oa laches wide at tbe widest part, and sight Inches deep; depth over all, eleven and a half tacbea; depth forward, aevea taebea. and depth aft. six and a half inches. Bho wss buflt oa a draft and model brought from 3few- York. The oars were made by innra. The Ox ford erew rowed, as usual, la a boat built by 8 altkbv and of the familiar model. ths sTXAnt or xowtxo. The partial exhaustion of Loanro, tbe Harvard atroke, during the pi us l ess of the race, will un doubtedly start the old troestloa again as to the peril of rapid rowing. It ha been enM by high authority that such severs muscular ' exertion to very Injurious to the young frame, aad more especially to the pulmonary ar gons, which naturally have to endure . aa extraordinary strain on the breathing powers. Such vloleat exercise 'as rowing iJi miles la 33 minutes and 40 seconds does make a m puff and blow, and the greatest point mad Is training men for such contests has always been to give them wind. Practice by running steadily two or three miles with the mouth shut tight, warm but light clothing, avoidance of stimulants or other substance likely to make tat or unnecessary flesh, are the means adopted universally for this pur pose. No doubt medical masons - by t bushel, both for and against thto theory of the danger of roaring, may be and have been adduced; but a correspondent writes us that he has for thirty years been used to these great contests has twice himself rowed tn the Oxford and Cambridge race, and In some twenty-five others. at Henley for the National Regatta Cup, and la London. He has known all the the partakers of those contests and never knew one who was to any appearance the worse for the struggle, un less unprepared by reason of want of training or by disease. CT7BLIC rXKLTXG IX XXW-TOKX. In thia City the excitement on the receipt of the tidings wa Intense. The general comment was, " Well, the Harvard boys have done honor to America, and we are proud of them. They hung without flinching to a losing race. Oxford pulled with every advantage in ber favor, and Harvard with none. Let Oxford pull In a return? -match In American waters, and ws will back Harvard to win." A grave business dis patch from a down-town merchant came to the Tm ss Office in tbe afternoon with the envelope superscribed: "Though they are beaten, the Ha-vards forever 1" Never did a gallant con quered party meet more enthusiastic and uni versal favor from their countrymen and friends. imxixo err. In fine, while specific causes may be easily assigned for the result of yesterday evening's match, it Is dear that, after all, the real reasons of the defeat of our Harvard erew are those which existed before It left our shores. Tbey rowed under every eonceiva- ble disadvantage ; and as It so chanced, this year, tbeir opponent were the finest four that ever rowed In England, they bad bo advantage to spare. They not only made the long voyage, and risked the total change of cli mate, but tbey yielded tbeir own habit of row ing without a coxswain, and consented to row on a river where one was necessary. That oa an unknown course, with the strange ex- eitemeot of a great content for the first time pre sented to him, the coxswain should steer worse than tbe English eoXswaln, was to be expect ed. Tbeir opponent, on the other hand, knew every Inch of the course by heart, were familiar witb the extraordinary excitements, custom a and devices of the day of tb race, were perfectly at rest regarding all the detail of tbe race, time of appearance, character of the start, where to struggle for tbe lead, and so on. Tbey had tired too many crews on tbe same course not to know how to reserve themselves for exactly tbe right place. Bnt it waa a splendid contest, with tbe " fairest of fair play," and the victors deserve all the honors they bave won. As for the vanquished tbe most generous thing that could be said regarding them has already been said by the English paper, tbe London Ifewt, which, reviewing the long preparations yesterday morning, declared : " The rivers and everything were strange and unfamiliar; aad masters aa they were of the sctenoa of rowing. tbey had to study It almost like the alphabet of a foreign language. The Oxfords on tbe Charles River would labor under similar disadvantages. AU that can be said to, that those disadvan tages add grace to victory and dignity to de feat." RECBPTIOZI OP THS HEWE How the saeaall la atearardad la tbia Talk at lao atagliafc dab-asm Wksl tbe B salsa na may. City The news of the race, which waa received here about 1 o'clock, occasioned considerable ex citement among all classes, but more particular ly, f course, among those who had put money oa tbe event. At the Aator House during tbe morning Dr. Uxdsbwood sold a large number of " pools," none, however, for very heavy amounts, the betting being $60 to $33, tlOO to too. 315 tot 10, t30 to $18, $35 total, and soon. ..A large nam ber of these , pools were taken by Englian- men, who seemed to think the Yankees precious green for betting their money oa so chance. Advices were received daring the lng that two of the Harvard erew were Indispos ed, end thto served stm further to damp tbe bet ting ardor, though on 'Change and ta the street. bet by well-known broker of $70$ to kLOOO, sad $3os to $6,0M were offered sad taken up almost to tbe hour of receiving the bows of the result of the contest. At some of the dubs In Houston-street, where Englishmen do most resort, arrangements were made for receiving early intelligence of the great race. Hers might be seen portly- Bulls with pewters and pipes before them, awaiting with such patience as they might and not without s lurking fear that ths Harvarda might after all eome la flrst, the result of ths cosiest. ' The merits of the two crews were warmly debated, aad one man. who bad attended a University race, aad had shaken hands with DAXxasmnx. became the lion of ths party, and was sppesled to ss sa authority whose dictum wss final. About 1:30 o'clock ths result of ths race was announced, aad was received with a cheer, but wlta toss exultation than might have been ex pected. The Englishmen felt, ta fact, or at least they professed to feel, that tbe result of tbe eonteat was a foregoae ooaolualna. sad that tbs Ox ford asast win. Bat little money changed hers, for opinions were all saw way, veraetion boob tanedos the result of ttarace. "Why," said as Englishman wad Was Just sil ting dwm to a beef steak sad pot of ate, "bow ioxnet to win that have boon HvtasT aad riee, aad sack things t There nothing hko beef aad ate: sad I sonsider thto as bowing ths superiority of ths roast beef I heard ths Bjurrards were training oa soft food, I hwewtt wss snap with ass. There met -Stm. I most say aa tbey did pretty wen," said another, -an things eoamd-ered. irs a sslghty hard thing to beat a ssaa sa a ground, but they gave sa a pretiy hard pun for It." . tbe boating men, ehiefly tbs result at? tbe esntsst was very qalocly curved. Most sftbem had bean of ths i Harvarda would make a atod fight, but weuU be beaten. A tow bets only bad aa the result, Astaataay ease of thto kind, numbers of Mm would not believe that tbe Harvard iaten,Tonartr ths Press dispatches had published, but clung to ths fond aattolpaliou tbs real ac i seat of tbe varda to bave bee Tb flags were heist 1 oa tbs Gty HaP, and preparation svade to bs 100 mm li t Tark, should tbe Harvarda have won. Tbe guns were not fired. A report was circulated ta Wallet reel, soon after ths announcement of the result, to the effect that Oxford had been ruled out and tbe victory awarded to ths Harvarda. - It wss reported la tbe Gold Boom that the dispatch containing thto aanouaeemeat bora the stgnatuxs of Mr. J. W. Simoxtox. Agent of ths A sse Plated Press. Mr. ruuoirrox denied the truth of this tn the following note: To ITgitai s ' I have Just heard that there to a " dispatch la Wall-street, purporting to be signed by tee. announcing that the Harvard crew won tbe race to-day. the Oxfords having been ruled sat oa technicality. I need not tell vou that this Is b forgery. t J. W. BlMO-NTON. KNI03T8 Or BT. CRISPIN. Their sToenndor, their Patrosu aad tbetr Oristaassd Tbeir lalsey so stare taw ApasssUisssats) ysissa. Among the various trades organizations that were represented In the late National Labor Congress, ws that known a the Knight of the Order of Si. Crispin, aa Order of whom a few facts may bs of Interest. This organization to made up of shoemakers, snd has Its branches la every section of the Union. It nam ber shout Bo,0o members, and has grown Into strength and prominence during tbe past two years and a half. Ia Xew-York City alone the aggregate number of members connected with the lodges to ever 7,000. Their display in tb procession on Monday last wiU doubtless be tbe means of still further swelling the rolls of membership. Shoemakers Unions were organised year ago. In moat of the towns and cities of tbe United States; but It was thought that these purely local organisations were of little practical Talus la advancing tbs interests of tbe craft la general, and they have now been merged Into one grand Order. On tbe 1st day of September, 1867, there wss organised 1b the City of Milwaukee, the flrst lodge of tbs Knights of St. Crispin. Nswxix Daxikls, a Journeyman shoemaker of that city, was the founder of this Order, and his name is held la respectful remembrance by Its members. For years previous to that time ' ho bad under eooaideretton the formation of such aa organisation, but could not And any one to second his efforts until 1867, when he was Joined by Samuel Wilson. Wa O. Halites, F. W. Wallace, Henry Palmer, Albert Jenkins and Thomas Houren. soetated themselves together for ths above indicated, aad became Lodge No. 1, K. O. 8. C For the name given to the organisation the Order to Indebted to Mr. Waixacb, one of tbe seven originators. .A reference to the Soman Martyrology shows that Cannx aad Cfemr axes were brothers, born at Borne In the reign of the Emperor LVxxxtiaji, tn the year SOS. They bo-came converts from Paganism oa arriving at . man's estate, and traveled from ' their native land to Hrosont, la France, for ths purpose of propagating the Christian religion. Not wishing to be a burden on the Christian flock, tbey earned their living by following the trad of aboo-snaking. The Governor of the town, a Pagan, of course, oa discovering them to be Christians do- -maadedof them a recantation of Christianity, and, oa their refusing to givs It, they were ordered to be beheaded, which order was carried Into effect. Their martyrdom to celebrated annually In the Catholic Church, on ths 35th day of October. The Order of Knight has for Its motto "Justice, Truth snd Love" saeanlng. according to the version given by its sMUterenta, Justice not only to ths employe but to tb employer and ths consumer; never to deviate from the truth under any circumstances; and lows for all naa-kind, tbe highest proof of true love for Ood. Tbe K. O. 8. C allege that the cans of tbe heretofore bad condition of their trade wss tbe surplus of workmen over and abovs what wa required to supply the demand for boots and shoie. To remedy this It wa found accessary either to Induce the public to use double tbe usual quantity of goods, or to redoes the anmbor of workmen. The first plan Is lmpraettoable j the other they conceive to be feasible, aad their efforts sre bow to illsms-lit young men from learning the business, and they are pledged to take no new hand to work at any branch of tbe trade. On account of tats latter nrtnrmlasfUa they are not regarded with a favorable ays by the manufacturer. Party poUtic to eschewed by the Order ; but K holds Itself la readiness to aid ta filling Government offices with men whoso principle approximate most nearly to what tbey believe to be thejnterest of the laboring classes. They look with favor also oa ths oospsratrto principle of manufacture, and urge Its adopt lea in afl eases where It eaa be carried out. Tbe Order to daily increasing in numbers aad la Influence over ths whols country. ZMPORTAKT POIaICB ORDER. ' Bally. The following general order was promulgated yesterday by Superintendent Kswxbdt : Omci or twb i BcrxxorrxxDXXT or VrrtorouiAi roues, I Nxw-Yoxx, Aug. am, IMS. - ) Gbvxbax. Obdub No. 74. At a meeting of tbs Board of MetropoUtaa Police Commissi sacra, held oa the ssth insC, tn following ansead menta were made to the rules and regulatloos of the Metropolitan PoDes Puree, snd which, so the receipt of this rdr, ars in full operation : But AS to amended so as to reads follows t Koia Pstrnlsisa, excepting of thsss aa ar or amy b sign nil to detect v doty, shall wear tbs prescribed mniiora, whether so or og daty. Msaabars of tbs lores wiU be renevsd tram, waarlng tbe msrHnt anuarsa amy wnue as aad white sttsaslag, going to andrsaarnlng a hi is worahin. tip, ST WDJM BIUIH XT from tbetr Pm. euaot by inrailidis s tbs Board. ftbaBoard. rairlatM will a rm Umt trim th rmla, by Board, fa sasstal asaas. Mem bets tbs (ore white off duty wiU aot wear tbssr Tb sap. gteve. shleirt. eaUgos, laHiaii, MM sad ksltisis ebea tainnuaf witb tb pis sepnstted ta tbe cloth ms at the Geotrsl Ite-tmeat. Thooaat will be k itmiSmattnnaas whan sx tbesarse sfresaSaty. . - - . rule at sdoptsd ss He. ta. aa aoDows duty ta ths City sf Tsw-Ysrk, under aad iiisasal to saettoa IS cbapter SOS mt ta tews of ISS4, sad dwtytol s tbs City sf Haw-Ta otnea afsnvscsoar sf tbs General ! City ar County af Nvw-Yark, acaU mart SUV Ml I ii rasa n of duty. All such aatmhaax, sssmsrty d taitosaaaJiwiail to y to Braofclyn. wiiX rvport to btoBaaaaac a tbe sntoeattbe Issjistsr to briaS W. la sarpUes to all soeetal nsdros- exeept thoee under tb Central Park Cam oners, too unman ssioner s ox nil iisilsa and the Allan tte Dock CompacT. . Ths oQcer la command of tns Detectlre Fares win keep a book ta hie ecnea,wlth the names? all rauuter aad asanlsl aatrolmea SntollaS tor tb sports! darts aaaaaaralad ia Bate Ml. as er- ranged a to specify the partioular duty each oosto atigaged at, aad his dally nsmiUlsims or faUurs to report a icoulred. or tali are to report, to have charge marts ass any sack delinquent for neglect of duty. juiij s- Auauii, Mpenatooaeax, Geo. W. JJoju, Inspector. The satondxeest to Bate 4aroqulrmg thai form to bo always feeling throughout ths ssttrs Polios sB tbe Captains havehaeu Central PoUos Offleo thto ltossforoatasat. Ill al leged that ths ardor must result la ths I tin prtvi slims, ssnast enjoy social TOfssr sCexaept tm sthsBrute.thsBtsapolkwuea. en duty and bt dlaus eees,have patiouised dlsrsputshls hsunts and ooudneted i ta ths asest eteorderty aad t1iVaorh1s i redress was demanded, haws sought tv bv dioniavto xaatv mou-imi shield, which tbey bad biurto eoncoated. Tbe unaiaaoaan, tela- determined to extirpate tbte evU, novo hit upon tb oxnedteut of roqair-?" 4 ?b? ltar epaar all teg t mot la JuU tutlf ttrav paraaa as sa usaesw tjsnee. e suv aiai sir, airaat. to tbs sfil mit ta waal. st aaab ti as star besrMurftis by saab Sin-r. subject toretraiatiaa by if i i 1 i; iii' i :. i 1 ; 'i ! I l i 1 1 in i i !! ! J: Hit i : I

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