New York Daily Herald from New York, New York on December 10, 1876 · 10
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OUTDOOR SPORTS. Great Increase and Improvement in Racing and Trotting Horses. POLO AND COACHING. Yachting, Boating, Base Ball, Foot Ball and Other Games. Tho retard of sporting events In tills country during the past year exhibit* u grout advance on preceding years With the tasto for outdoor and manly aruusoaients has come a disposition among the best and wealthest ol our citizens to apply their means and personal Influence to lorwar i among the rest ot the nohlo j pastimes that of horse racing, until It bocomes as familiar to tho people as the l?erby or the Newmarket races in England. Horse racing on the present so.alo Is comparatively new lo this country, but it is rapidly attracting the interest and attention ol many ol our most foremost citizens, aud it is such a sport as cnlisls tho feelings ol tho great majority of men, and in our work a-day world whatever takes away front tho morbid pursuit ol dollars and cents aud gives us manly and healthful amusement should be greeted with acclamation. The year now drawing to a close has been fraught with important outdoor sporting events. Easter timo has not only been made by our racehorses, both runners and trotters, than ever before, but wc have theiu in greater numbers. New games have been Introduced ind old ones improvod; and It is now cvideut that the interest taken by the youth ol ibe country in manly ?ports must he of great advantage to thent in physical development. The sporting history of America has kept well abreast with ibo growth of tho nation. It ncods no long memory to recoil tho birth and growth of every outdoor sport that is now indulged In; .vet lew who gave in pust years an earnest thought to the progress ot manly sports on this continent would have dared to predict the vast strides that have boon accomplished up to the present time. In a short lifetime a pastnno formerly conllucd to a fewMates of tho Union hns como to embrace nearly all, uud the ennobling amusement of Ihoturf Is now universally sought after by all classes or our people Together wnh the turf, both running and trolling, tho polo and coaching clubs, devoted to pleasurable riding aud driving, buvo Increased in numbers, aud are at the present time making new acqulsitions to their spirited horses and elegant drags. Yachting, rowing, football, bi.se bill, handball, pigeon shooting, fo\ hunting uud every Imaginable sport rouduclvo to health bus been vigorously indulged In during tho present year. Among tho mauv graud rucing events the best by all ?dds has been tho great perlortuanco ol Mr. E. 11. Harper's bay colt Ton Hroeck, t.y imported I'bnoton, dam Fanny Uoiton, by Lexington, four years old. He bns beaten tho record ol Lexington, that stood at ibo head ol fas', time lor nineteen years, four sec ouds. and Eellowcraft's time Hireo and three-quarter ?econds, tnuking the lour miles, apparently with great ?aso. in 7:15?4. Besides tho great perormance of Tcu Hroeck with j|r. Crouso's >ay colt Add at lour miles, he ran three nibs with tho sarno luirso tho week previous in 1:-'<VS, which was half a sccoud (aster than tho tirao lad ever boon made in before. Ton Ilrocck was, howiver, beaten onro during the year, and that was nt Lexington at the May meeting, when Ariatidca, by Leamington, d im Sarong, defeated bun in a raco of Iwo miles and an eighth in the fastest time at that dislunco ever made, viz. :?'P-IA1,. Aristules was theu brought East, and soon afterward went amiss and it is very doubt!tiI if ho ever again appears on tho turf. With Ten Hroeck and Arlslldes Tom Ochiltree's nanto icicrves a place, as he also has made bis mark during -be racing season. Ho won many good races, and was ?oaien hut twice?once by Parole at a mile and a juartcr and again ny Ad I lu a raco of two mile heats ind in both instances lorn was certainly "oil".'' His owner, Mr. George l.orillard, after tho autumn meeting at Jerome Park, nilered to match Tom Ochiltree against Ten Hroeck. lor #10,000 a side, a dash ? lour miles, the race to bo run at an extra meeiing at fcrotne Park, but Mr. Harper refused the oflcr, and ?xcuscd himself behind the silly pretext of loar of inury to his horso should he *eud him over tho Alio(haDie* to run the match. Tom Ochiltree has proved hinuell a capital racehorse at ad distances, by beating ill the horses he has ruu against with the exception of idd, and thero is no doubt luat should tlioy meet igain, bo.h well, Tom Ociilltrco will prove the winner, is he was uot ln.nsell when lie ran ag.nost Add In he race. The lost raco of the year that Ochiltree nailo was lor the Centennial Cup, at Jorutnc Park luring the autumn meeting, wbeu he beat Acrobat,' Big .-amy and D'Artiguan at lour nulus m a b'g !?liep. Acrobat had run ? good race at Long Branch >1 lour mi e* heals previously, distancing Coioucl Velligan and Busy Hoc m the first heat, aud Chesapeake- In tho sccoud very easily; but when he met Torn deli ill rec ho was just as easily disposed of by the big horso as tho others were by him. Auron Pennington ran some capital races iu the early part of the season, hut he broko down at Saratoga alter beating Prcsion a two milc- iash, carrying 117 lbs., in 3:;i3't. Of the throe-year olds, Vigil finished the racing leason with the greatest trial, by winning the Breckinridge and Dixie slakes at Baltimore and by beating 5t. Martins at tho extra meeting at Jerome Park, the ast being ono of tbo gamest contests that was ever ?un. the whole of tho last milo being a driv no affair, ind Vigil was whipped und spurred at every jump lor seurly hall a mile, llo responded gamely to the perluasiun and won tho raco by a head. Vigil, liko Ten Broeck, began tbo season without being up to tho mark in condition, ran himself into perfect order by his several engagements, and seemed to be unbcaUblo it tho termination ol the racing season. The other roil g..od three-year-olds ol the year were Fiddlestick*, by Lexington, dam Filigree; Brother ol Hassen, by Uxingion, d im Canary Bin; Fultana, by LcxIngton, dam Mildred; Bertram, by Kentucky, dum lUrmce; Algcrine, by And el-Kuder, dam Nina; ?reedmore, by Asteroid, dam Target; Vagrant, by .rgil, dam Laiy ; Parole, by Leamington, dnui Maiden; Pcra, bv Leamington, dam Maggie B. B. ; Freebooter, by Kentucky, dam Felucca; Mary, by Dickens, dam lly Maryland; May I, by Enquirer, dim Florae; Secy halt, by Lexiugton, dim Miriam; Mottle, by Melbourne, Jr., dam by Eclipse; Clerntnie G., by War Dunce, (lain Alexandria; Barricade, bv Australian, dam Lavender; Bazar, by Jack Malone, dam by A us trsllan; Bombay, by Plabct, dam Nora; Bullion, by War Dance, dam Goldriflg; Ceylon, by Asteroid, dam Vandalla; Gru, by Melbourne, Jr., dam Wagonette; Harry Hill, by \ irgll, dam Lark; ll<-retog, by Australian, dam Dixie; Janet, by Lightning, .lam Kelpie; Lady Clipper, by Hunter's Lexington, dam Carrie Cosby; Merciless, by Eclipse, dam Barbarity; Patience, by Parmesan, dam Pairoimge; Preston, by Planet, dam Miss Morgan; Hod Coat, by Australian, dam Ssllto; Komney, bv Curies, dam Poll; .-Shirley, by Lexington, dam Miss Carter; Sunburst, by Planet, dam Heltlo Ward; Vlrgintus. by Virgil, dam Lute; Waco, by Narmgansctt, ,,ani J tetta, and Warlock, by War Dance. Iain Undine. 1 ho two-year-olds were of flno quality and tho largo leid* for the slakes gave great Interest and cxcitemeut to the lovers ol thc.iurf. The most noteworthy ?( those that raced were Adonis, by Kingfisher, dam Adosiuda; Baden Ilsdcu, by Australian, dntn Lavender; Math gate, by Bonnie Scotland, dam ^ tie WaltonBcilo of the Meude, by Bonulo Scotland, dam Woodbine; Ji<<mbasi, by Bonnie Scotland, nnm RoniciaCloverhook, bv Vauxhall, dam Mandlna; Glentlla, by B enrlg, dani Sally; Glenltna, byGlonelp, dam CatiniHibcrnm, by Leamington, darn ifcnrietta Welchidalla, by t.icnelg. dam Iictn; Kingsland, by Narragansett, dam Maidstone; f.oonnrd, by Longfellow, d un Colleon Bswn; Lisbon, by Phaeton, dam Isidy Love; McWhirter, by Enquirer, dam Ontario; Minnie Minor filly, by Narr.igausett; Princess of Thule, by Leamington, dam Phebe; l'rlucoton, by Oakaud, dam Wombat; Top, ny Narraganselt, dam Chignon; busquchanua, by Luaminztou. dam Susan Beau, aud Zoo Zoo, by Australian, darn Mazurka. Ibo above warned youngster* will make a line showing for the Ihece-your old stakes to he ruu next your, Out there ?my ne a good many other good ones whoso owners are opposed to two-year-onl rac ing that h .ve not ruu, Which will (III up the field amazingly, Tbe*e, with the good three-year-olds mined above, that will bo en?ag'd in tho races for (he cups an l purses of the corn tug year, will make 1*77 unusually exciting in racing. IJelle ol tno Meade made tho fastest two-year-old time ou record?1:f4. TH8 FAST THOTTKItS hare increased duriug the present year wonderfully, the most extraordinary one being Great Eastern, who mnao Uits flrst appearance on the track this soa-on at Rochester, on August 11, where be inado himself famous by winntug the flrst heat ol the race in2:10 and the other two bents in 2:21 and2:21 .V IIo afterward trotted in 2:20'j at Ullca. Afterward he lx-at Smuggler in two match faces, trottod second to Harus In the free-tor-all rao at Fleetwood I'ark, where Judeo Fnllcrtod, Frank Reeves, I.uctlle Gold lust and-muggier were the other competitors. Great Kastcrn is soteuteun hands two lucbcs high, a hay, with two white heels and a strip, and sccma rather llglitly built considering his euormnns height He w.<s sired by Wallkill Chief, out of a mare by Consternation. Ho was foaled October 10. 18(19. This horse will have lo lake his place neat year in the froelor all class, with the little queen of tho trotting turf, Goldsmith Maid, who, notwithstanding her great age, still leads the van in nearly every action she la oDguged in. She hasbceu beaten this year by Smuggler, but for oiio Oliver alio gavu him hall a uozen Rolands. Another pbeuomeuon that 1ms sprung Into notico this year is the lour-vc.ar old City Sudlo Hell, the winner ol iho Republic race, at I'hiladolphia, for four-year-olds, at the breeders' Centennial racet.ug at that place Septomber 20. She was bred In a part of the country that has not been distinguished lor the development of trolturs?on tho coast o? \ irginia?by n gentleman named Duncan, whoso farm is ou a IHHo Island off the pentns.ula formed by Accomac nud Northampton Counties. Her dam was worked on Mr. Duncan's farm and ol whoso breeding nothing Is absolutely known. Her sire was called Odon ltcll. When three | years old Sadie was taken up. broken to harness and | put to the plough. She was not destined, however, lor | such drudgery, and soou began to show speed. Alter changing owners, at lour years old, she was brought ou tho track, aud made her flrst appearance at Ltiucaster, I'a., on September 5 of the present yeur, making a heat in 2:39. On .September 13, at Point Breeze, sho trotted in 2:32X, 2:32, 2:33, which was considered about the host sustained perlormanco of a four-yearold. On account o! this line display o! Bpeod sho was made tho favorite lor the Centennial raco, notwltlistanuing sho hod lor opponents such good ones us Woodford Chief, Montezuma, I.ady l'alclien, Echuru, Post Boy and Girl F.. Quocn. Sadie Bell won iho flrst, second and lourlh beats, the third heat being won Dy Woodford Chief. Tho tirao was 2:34, 2:34',, 2:34. Sadie Bell stands fifteen hunds ono Inch high aud Is rather lightly built. Her color is a cream chestnut, with a flaxen mano and fill Sho has a good bead, with considerable brain development, and a neat sot of rather lengthy limb^ Her quarters aro strong, but her hips are very ragged. Sho goes very wide bebtud when going at full speed. Sadie Bell has a bright career before hor, as she must naturally incroaso hor speed and becotno very lust with age. Blackwood, Jr., Is anothor grand specimen or tho trotting horso that has showo up for the first time. Ho Is sixteen and a half hands high, of magnificent conformation and speed equal to 2:20 on a fair track. Ilo trotted at Philadelphia at the Breeders' Mooting and won the National Stailion Cup in 2:23 and tho second mile in 2:23Tho handsome maimer in which he did tho work filled the public eyo with admiration, as the wind was blowing a gale at Hie time and tho track was not fa?t. Blackwood, Jr., is six yoars old, and will, no doubt, become faster with age. During the septilateral circuit of last summer a prcnt maDy trotting horses lowered their rocord. M inibnua Kato mado her mark, 2:24Irene, 2.24; Governor Sprnguo, 2:20,'%; Ku lie Id, 2:20; Dick Swivcller, 2:20; Utile Fred, 2:21; Amy U"., 2:24'*; May Bird, 2:2234 iu harness and 2:10.:li undor the saddle; Annie Collins, 2:'.5; Commonwealth, 2:22; General Grant,2:21; Mattie, 2:24; Iris, 2:23.T?; Planter, 2:2414; Marion, 2:23S; ??y. 2:27J4; Sam Purdv, 2:20',; Coscttc, 2:10; Adelaide, 2:22!,; Slow Go, 2:22>i; Bella, 2:22; Albemarle, 2:20; Dan Bryant, 2:277%; Thorudalo, 2 22; Prank, 2:22'.,; Allen, 2:281%; Proctor, 2:23; Big Fellow, 2:27)?; Captain Smith, 2:287%; Carrio N., 2:27; William U., 2.-0; Goldsmith Maid, at Buflalo, 2:10, 2:15'%', 2:15; Smuggler, 2:15.'%; Lew.uskl, 2:26'%'; Mazo-Manio, 2'23'%; Etaio Good, 2:23|3; llannah D,, 2:221%; Mia Madden, 2:26; Muy queon. 2:20; Rarus, 2:20*, and Carrio. 2:24 '%. By tho ab ive list ol records it will be seen that tbo trotting horsesor America are notonly In1 ereas.ug in speed, but they are increasing in numbers most rapidly, and consequently adding great wealth to the country by their increased value. polo. The highly exciting gamo ol polo, Inaugurated by the formation of the Westchester Club, during the preaent year has become quite popular, and other clubs are forming all over the country. Boston ha* one club, Hartioril another, Chicago two elubs, Texas one and Calilornla one, which is now in this city, headed by Captain Mowry. the celebrated long diplauco rider. Gentlemen in other cities arc purchasing mallets una balls to practice and learn the game, with a view to the lormattou ol clubs. The Westchostor Club have bccomo very prollcicnl in the game and can cope with any polo players In this or any other country. Vbe Boston Club have also becomo very expert players and they will play tho Californiana at tho Hippodrome on Thursday evening next, when the public will have an opportunity to witness Ihe gamo by most excollent players. Iho Texas players have a great advantage over tho clubs In this part ol tho country, as ihoy have the best ponies for the purpose at their very doors aud can possess themselves of the cholcosl at a small expense. COACU1XO bas also become vory popular, and many gentlemen are Indulging in that kind of healthy and exhilarating enjoyment. The Coaching Club of this city lias made several flue displays during tho year, their somi-annual parades giving great pleasure to the beholders, and it has been pleasing to witness tho delight pooplo expressed at the starts and returns of Mr. Kane's coach iroin the Hotel Brunswick during tho coacbiug season. Wo learn that a great acquisition is boing made ti> tho Coaching Club of tuis city, and new coaches are being built lor tlio club, *o that at me next regular pnrado of Hie club tlio numbers will lie largely Increased. yachtiso. From the opening In May, when the miniature yachts on 1'rospcct Park Like drew crowds of spec tators, through the numerous regattas, cruises, cup contests, matches snd Corinthian races, the season was exceptionally brilliant. The most Important events were the following:-Tho annual regalias of tho New York. Brooklyn, Atlantic and Seawauhuku clubs, tho Corinthian races, and the ocean schooner regatta or tho Heawenhnka. and tho Centennial regatta in New York harbor, open to yachts of all nations. Then tbo i annual crnisot of iho Brooklyn, Atlantic and New 1 York clubs. The latter was conspicuous from tho fact that the yachts cruised furtner to the eastward and kept together as a squadron longer than ever before. Ou<< of tho exciting events of the year was the race for Iho queen's Cup, In Now York harbor, by tho Countess ol DuffertB and the Madeleine. The latter was victorious. Tho fall regattas were by tho New York, Bayoune, Williamsburg. Long Island and other clubs. Next followed the Centennial regatta to Cape May and back from New York harbor. Thou the Bennett Challenge Cup race from Sandy Hook Light to Brenton's Heel Light and return. Tho cup waa won In me Idler. A not iblo ovout during tlio summer ' w as tho trip of the Seawanhaka Club to tho Contennlal at rhilidoipola. Tbo minor clube each bad Us annual | regatta, and hi sev< ral Instauica Corinthian races. The champion pennant races of tho Brooklyn and AtInnlicclubs were interesting, and a littiug wind up of tho season's work. Tho vory last evsnt. however, was the race lor the Loubal Cup from sandy Hook Ligbt to Capo May and rot urn. Tho Idler and AlalanU, | of lbs New York Yacht Club, were tho only contestants, and the race was won by the Atalanta. In open and medium ai/.od boats greater speed has been obtuined this year than over before. noAtixo. Among the chicr events of tho boating soason wero the vielories of tho Yale, Bcaverwyck, Northwestern, Neptune. Atalanta and Sbo-wa-ca-mtlte rowing clubs st fprmgdehl, Philadelphia, Harlem, Mlrhigan sud Greenwood Lake I he Atalanta Club opened the boatI lug season proper ou tho Harlem River, and with tho | exception ot one race swept tho tloid. At 8arat"ga I Liko the AUlanu four, expecting to head the lisi, were beaten unexpectedly by the Northwestern hdJ ' ftho-Vra-oa-tncito crews. At tins n-gstta mo hardest | end best rowing ever achieved in tins country was dono iu every stylo of rowing James I'l'ey, ,n slng'o sculls, not only heat Courtney's beet time over the ?mo course, but made tho faetest two-fctlo time en record. !o double sru'ls the Neptune reprcseuiatlves, Riley and Kcatur, also distingu shed themselvos by coming in second to tho lumen* Courtney and Yates crew. Tho regattas on the Schuylkill, both national and International, were unsatisfactory In many respects. Yhere was no reason why they should not have been tho most successlul ever hold lu tho United States. The Yale lour showed its pluck, molllo and grit when plttcu against the lamous I,on ion (towing Club tour, and gave that crew the closest and hardest race ot tho regatta. Though tho Beaverwyck crew subsequently beat tho Londoners, tbero is no doubt that tho Yale rneu could "get away with" the Albanians In a throe rail# contest. Tho Columbia College crew, unfortunate all through the seasoo, mado a good display against the mishaps which belell the lour and six in nearly all tho races they entered. Courtney sustained his previous reputation of being a hard man to heal. No one has yot been able to get nour enough to biin to Know how fust ho cm make a boat travel. In the beginning of theseasona New York crew, ol which John Biglin was stroke, promised well. At an ourlv stage of their training they boat, with case, the well kuown Faulk- ] ner-Kcagan crew, which Uostomaus considered well nigh invinuihlo. This crew was brokon up by the defection of CigliQ and bis withdrawal Irom the crew previous to tho Ccntenu.al contest. The Halifax men, though they lost the championship of the world on tho Schuylkill, proved their ability, by their fine rowing, to bo able to contest tho claim of those who wou it. The last regatta of the season was held at (ireenwood I..ike. It tended to show tho rowing strength of the Neptui.e Bowing club. It was bore Julian Kennedy and .lames Kilcy appeared for tho first tlmo In pairs, and surprised every one. They are today the most formidable pair in the country. In the professional race on the same lake I'luislcd proved that, as a sculler, whoever will beat him will itavo to row fast. The season, taken altogether, was a busy one. New crews and new scullers came to the front. In competition with tho lorcigu oarsmen it was found that the Americans had rnstly improved In tho lust lew years, and should a crew or sculler be sent Irom this coumry next year or tho year after to England, which is not unlikely, there will he less reason to apprehend dufcal than (here has been In years gone by. IIASF. IIAI.L has had Its votaries, hut it has not neon as popular with the musseB during tho present as it was the year or two previously, and this lulling off In popularity has been occasioned by tho mismanagement ol those who have had tho various clubs in cbargo. They bavo been offering premiums lor tho best players, and paying salaries and giving political olUccs to players to Icavo one club to go to another, and soino of theso paid experts have been suspected ol speculating in defeats. It is hoped that m-xl year a revising ol the players in the several clubs will Insuro conQdoeco with the public, nnd that the "nutoual game" will bo as popular as it was a tow years ago and should ever be. Tho National lia.-o Hull League has jast finished its session at Cloavelnud, Ohio, and all tho world aro anxious to know what has been done In tho shape ol reform. FOOTBALL. A now pastime has just taken possession of the youth of our land, although it has been indulged in for centuries in the Old World. We allude to tho gutuo ol football, one ol the most exciting and healthful pastimes that our young men can indulge in. Our oolicgians have adopted tho Kucby rules, and hcncelorlb we may expect to witness the game on all ibo vacant Oelds on the outskirts ol our cttios. The above modes of strengthening the human Irame nnd insuring longevity wo hopo to sec encouraged Irom ono cud of tho country to too otbor. But there itro many other ways ot taking healthful cxorciso than those enumerated above, which cau betaken by those who cannot get out ol tho city to eujoy the lrcsh air?dumbbells, Indtau clubs, boxing, dancing, the skipping ropo and muny other ways in which tho muscles can he developed, the clio.U expanded and tho general health ol man and woman improved and preserved, which, without cxerclsos soon goes to decay. FOOTBALL. AN EXCITING GAME WITH THE THERMOMETER FOURTEEN DEGREES BELOW THE FREEZING TOINT?YALE VS. COLUMBIA?TALE THE WINNER. With tho fhermometor fourteen or mors degrees below the freezing point, the wind blowing a gale from the north, and the ground being hard as Iron, the inateh game ot football between the teams of Columbia and Vale colleges came to an tssuo yesterday afternoon ou the St. George's Cricket Club enclosure at llobokcn, resulting in favor or Yalo by two goals to none. That this exciting pastime Is becoming very popular anil possesses attractions tlint, detpite ibo supremacy ol all other outdo >r sports, needs no stronger proof than that for two hours during the progress ol the game of yosteruay some tbrco hundred spectators, including two or tbrco ladies, remained on the ground to witness the strugat the expenso ol irozon cars and feet and hands. To keep warm, whatever the clothing worn, was Impossible. Foot races wcro improvised, jig dunces and stamping matches indulged in, but all to no purpose, aud everybody remained disagreeably cold. Tho game was played by elercu on a side, and the Rugby Union rules governed. Vale with tbo same magnificently apportioned team, with but a single exception, that taught Harvard and Princeton lessons not easily (orgolten, catuo to the ground in curriagcs, finding the Columbia representatives roady to receive them. The Yorkers lacked the physical beauiy and the muscle ol their oppuuenis, and they were also wanting in the shrewd, ncss and In the science which the Netv Haven lads brougnt to bear when ibey wcro In tight places. Since Vale adopted the Kngby Union provisions as now played by the leadiug collcgo clubs she has never becu doieutod, wntlo justice compols tho statement that Columbia made a stubborn and creditable defence yesterd y, considering tbo limited practice tbo team has bad. nttsr UOAI.. Shortly alter three o'clock me field was covered with dancing athletes, clad in llstors and lur caps and gloves, but "lime ' b.mg called superfluous clothing was dropped into hanus of trlends among the crowd of spectators, nud tho liluo and white uniforms of the i layers?both teams dressing almost alike?preMoiled a peculiar appearance in the iicnuinoiug atmosphere. There was a moment's hesitation and "Nlart it:"' "Don't let us Ireezo!" came from the rvenvytwo thinly-clud gentlemen, when, at a quarter i ast three P. M., the releree shouted "Roady!" Columbia liud wou tho toss nod elected thut Yale should kick oil against the rushing wind. Hsker, the pop j uiur captain of the visitors, made n capital job ol this business, sending the bail well down tuto Columbia's territory, but it was caught in grand style ! by Weeks, who cleverly shot it back, wtieu uinudo ; llateh and sturdy Thompson, ol Yale, treated tliu spec- I | tutors to a neat bit o. play nud pretty runs, which ' ! were rewarded with cheers. The result "ol Yule's ol| torts well nigh proved surccislul, but the ColumbtAs ! del ndou their position with earnestness aud Murgan's j alertness saved a touch down Already wero ttio men sufiering from the seventy of the weather anil the | stony nature ol tho ground, lieu were collared and | changed and they pilohed and tossed each otU' r ' ! about as If tliey wcro lufants, while occasionally tho rough and tumble allowed sent | more than one moderate sized player bpad over heels. Alter lively play in the c- utre | oi the field, in which clever tackling was noticeable, Wulkor, of Vale, missed tho mark in throwing tho i loath or lo a ton lederata, when train, ol Columbia | caught it neatly, and with u long run secured the first j toti''it down. The "try st goal' worn made i y Pryor i kicking, but he lulled 10 put the ball over tbe string. It was a narrow escape lor Yah. Now the New Haven : lads warmed to the.r work, and, following tho leather filter the kick oil. It was soon dangerously near tho ' Columbia's stronghold. That magnificent forward, William H. Taylor, of Yale, spun across ibo field against ' too wind wiin the velocity of a bullet, and hall a | dozm Columbian who endeavored 10 stop Ills pro; gres a- ertniued what Ins strong arm nnd his i sturdy limbs could do, lor they loll irouid him I like men ol straw. Hut at last he came to grief, tho ball was scut back, when 1 hoinpsoii, ol 1 ale. took the ! matter in hand, and ho wont booming toward lb" I home club's fortress id his briiliunt way, sending opponents right and lull In u manner that was a caution. Rati lord, oi Colombia, tuado a brilliant tllort to check Ins career, but be was sent (humping to the earth in a itch a manner mat he was compelled lo retire altogether. Ibcn the Columbine rallied, i and niter a bitter siro.-glo Wnrts, of Yale, i secured the leather, and running behind I Colombia's goal seemed a touch down. Tho "try at goal" nil su. eosslul, lor Hlgclow raised too ball by a beautiful place kick uigli ov< r the string, thus sucuring ' first goni lor Y'aie lu -Mat. 4ft*.. just la seconds ! bolore '?tiino" was called, it bomg agreed to p ay one I hour and motif, and stopi tug at ttie end ol lorty-Uvo : minutes .or a hi eat tun, spell SKCOMO UOAI. Toe second goal wu.s short and sweet. Sides were 1 changed, unit at tbo word lapln.n l'rtce, of toe Columbia.- kicked tho ball off in clever shape. It landed to tne nc-gtiborhood of Thompson, ?iw, id conjuuctiou with Walker a'd W. C. < amp, carried it into tliu t otum* bi ts' lines. If ihe inner bed it hot oeloru It was hotter now, aud their line dofonrc was beginning to give Way, I It was "Night or 11 father" for New York. A well planned attack by Yal'M right wing alter the ball bad been in touch, seconded by gallant work i| the centre, loll its lair, and alter Bigelow hud ' punted" tlio : leather out. i! iker wall a last inn *?s .n an im-tani b?liiud Columbia's coil p-ists. The "try" was successful, as liigclow again. Willi a splendid place kick, soui the ball clean through and over the i-trius. crediting the avcond goal to Yale in just km. 30s. The ops and down- in this short lime would have been worthy Ot the grandest cflorls of the champion wrestler, McLaughlin. thk rival. art'OKT. There was nothing lor tt Columbia had to face Yule once more in tbo Held. Captain l'rice kicked oIJi ami for loriy-live minutes tbe game continued with determination. Kacb side loughl with great pluck, but never to great advaniuge. I ho ball w*a- more th in once In dangerous proximity to the goal posts, w hen concentrated play saved the day. All the men distinguished themselves, and creditable ruus must be noted for Baker, Hutch, Douuer, Walker iimi Thompson, ol Yule, while Train, Morcwood, Pr.ce Haiiunoi.d and ono or two others, ol Columbia, kepi up their side grandly. "Time" was called w'th Yale having the bail in Iront of their opponents' fortress. Two goals lor Yale and nono lor Colombia, thougn seeming a bad deieat. Is not an in reality, as, taking into consideration tho weather and Its short practice, the home club dlil welL On the side of the victors all played exceptionally well, Captain linker sometimes doing the work of threo men. The teams wore as follows; ? Yarn:?K. V. Baker (< upturn). W I. Blgelow (backs); W. H. Hatcb, 0. 1). Thompson, W. C. Campihall backs); W, V. liunner, W. H. Taylor, K. Wurts, G. H. Clarke, K. tT. Walker, W. C. Camp (forwards). Cou'MitiA?W. H. iUdlord, W. F. Morgan (bocks); fi. M. Hammonds, \Y. H. Ward (hall backs); K W. l'rice (r-ajitaiu), W. K. lLMretli, J. W. l'ryof, K. Jl. 'Train, K. I). Weeks, G. DoH. Browor, H. f. Morewood (lorivards). Umpire lor Yale?G. T. Elliot, ot Yalo. U' tn|>iro lor Columbia?W. H. Deforoot, of Colombia. Kcluree?Mr. Bcatuaus, of llarvurd. TUE NATIONAL GAME. ANNUAL MEETING OK THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OK PKOFEBSI'iNAL BALL CLUBS. Tho National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs met at (he Kcnnard Monro, 1 hursday at noon. M. G. Hulkley, President of the association, being absent, Mr. N. P. Apollonio, President of the Boston Club, was culled to tho chair. The Board of Directors submitted a report recommending that the Athletics of Philadelphia, and Mutuals, of New York, bo expelled from the League. Alter considerable discussion tbe report was uuunimousiy auoptod. The Board also reported that llie championship ol tho League had been awarded to the Chicago club. Various chauges were made in the rules of the League. By these the first, second and third hnscs nro enlarged to IllU-cn inches BijUaie. Each was formerly but a i00t square. It wus decided tbai the home nlno #hnli always go to the bat, instead of "tossing up," us hus ormerly been I ho rule, aud that a fair hall shall not he lower than the knee. COCK FIGHTING. Whatever may be (-aid by Brother Bergh and others against cock flgliting It suit exists. A nutnbor or the lovers ol the sport assembled at Mitchell's, a web known sporting house la Williamsburg, on Thanksgiving evening, and there arrangod a main to bo (ought between eleven or thirteen cocks, lor all that weighed in, lor $500 a side and $1,000 the odd battle. South Brooklyn and New Jersey are the con testanls, but the main will not be fought for probnbly two weeks. Sevorul matches have taken place since then, but ttie most noticeable was one, und the Ursi main ol the season, that was (ought 111 Willlainsburg on Friday last, between Carduer and Will- i lams. The light was lor live birds each, $100 a side ? Vu-lm? flr-Ht,l)at"? Gardner brought iu a red pvlo I and Williams showed a darg pyle A livelv light en- I sued, in which Gardner's bird wits badlv cut up but i succeeded in winning the flrat battle in '4m. for tho next ilghi Gardner showed up a spangle, a 1 boautiful cock, and Williams brought out a black-red The light was a tough one, lasting 7m., when the nlack-rod fell, unablo to rise. I ho iliird light was between a spangle, entered bv Gardner, and a biuo pyte, entered by Williams. Tho spangle proved to be a duller and ran away earlv In tbo nghl, the pylo being left master ol the field in 3' in Tho next battle was between u blue pyle sent in bv Gardner and a black-red by Williams. The latter won the liattlo easily, the pylo proving to be a coward Time, 3m. I This made tbo battles even, and for the deciding ' battle Gardner brought out a spieudid spangle Willlums showing un equally good black-red. The light was a good one. lasting cloven minutes, when Williams' bird saDk (b ad, wiih a gall' in his throut, giving tho victory to Gurduur. r-overal mains are on the tapis, but nothing dclinito lias yet been decided excepting the mum between South Brooklyn and New Jersey, on which deposits have been made The old cocks will not be in condition to light lor a lew weeks, und the only light tbut In the r" I?0 bo belwcea J 0UI>g birds, "novices O'LEARY AND CROSSLAND. THREE HUNDRED MILES WALKING MATCH FOR TWO HUNDRED POUNDS. [From tbo London Sportsman, November 21] fho great match botween these long distance walkers, which commenced on Monday evening at the Pomona Gardens, Manchester, entered yesterday (Thursday) on its luat phase, and an unusually largo number of spectators gathered In tho ball during the afternoon. Both men retired at ten minutes to eleven on Wednesday night, and did not resume their journey until a lew minutes past ono In the morning, O'Leary being tbo drat to put in an appearance. Tho American, who commenced to walk rather slowly, completed bis'ltmb mile at lb. Urn. 24s. At eighteen minutes past one ho was jolnod by Crossland, and the latter led tho way about eight yards separating them, at an increased paco till forty-nine minutes past two, when O'Leary loft tho track and rested till close upon throe. When lelt to himself Crosslaud mado a game effort to uuko up bis leeway, and at ten minutes past three only ono mile and ono lap separated them, and at thirty-uiuo minutes past four Crossland loft tbo track, having then accomplished 210 rnilos. he then partook of a chop some toast, half a pint ol beer ana a cup of tea! After this nourishment be came out agaiu and walked slowly till a lew nnuuies pa-t six A. M., when O'Leary, who had then covered nearly 217 miles, retired for j five minutes. At half-past six Crosslund, having bocome drowsy, sought repose in bod lor bull an hour, aud ou resuming It was evident that his leg had agani given way, so that be was compelled uftorward to Ircrjueutiy seek tho uid ol Tom Noble, who throughout has becu unremitting in his atlontlun. At teu o'clock yesterday iriiursduy) uioruing O'Leary was leading ov lully ion miles, goiug ut a lair speed. At six minutes to eleven tie retired lor nearly an hour, rturiug wuich time lie partook of some rolreslimeuts. Crossland again came on the track, and although apparently in great puin succeeded in reducing tiie gap, as at Alteon minute* past twelve he hud completed 230 miles to the American s 237. The Shofflcldor, however Was ag iili obliged to leave oO walkiug at 12b '44iii while O'Leary coniiuued till tweuiv-ibree minutes past one, having then registered 242 miles Ho then rested till lorty-bve minute* p ist one, and ou again emerging ho was accuiupuaied lor a lew laps bv Arthur Chambers, the well kuuwo light weight pugd1st. who only returned the previous day irtun America. Iu order to show the speed at wliicli tie was sti.l cap' aide oi moving it inuy no staled that O'Leary covered his246ih milo in 12m. 2ti-. At five minutes to three Cro.-siatnl, Who had been absent (ul.y two hours emerged Irom bis room, aud although bo was fourteen runes and a hall in the rear und had no eirihly chauce ol winning, lie moved along plnckilv thougn slowly As ho progressed, however, ho increased his pace and did his 234th mile iu 14m. 3s.. winch, considering mo dittlcullies under winch lie labored, was wondcriully quick. However, ho did not remain lone on iuc tr ick as he retired alter completing his 235th mile whilo 0 Lcary accomplished his 250 mile m a quarter to lour IU lne alternoon. This part ol the lournoy had thus occupied the American 07h- 44tu. 20s., and bo was theu lllteon miles in from. At the end 01 tbo 250 lb in tie O'Leary rested for ciuso upon two hours, his antagonist doing the same. At about six both men emerged lrom their rooius but close upon eight o'clock the American again lelt the track, beiug absent Irom it lor nearly uu hour. In the meant.me Crossland had kept slow ly pi,idding on aud diminished the lead by ucarly throe miles. .stiul) ',|U.r this O'Leary returned to the path, but lor about a mile Cropland went considerably laster, and managed to overlup bim once, to tho groat delight ol the spectators, who numbcrud nearly 16,0O:j. \\ hethor tlit* exertion wna too much lor the Lngllshman, or his party thoug lit it useless to work him in sucn uu up-U'.ll b.iitle is not known, though they took him away- At tins point O'Leary had travelled 202 miles to his opponents'34* in lies, l he ume being JOh. dm. Crossland essayed to start again, but the pam Irom the accident to Ins Ion leg was so great that be h id to renro inmost immediately, ,.nd on doing so showed that be lelt bis delcui Keenly. At 10b. 15m. it was rumore<i (ii.it Crosslumi would not a^aiu resume tho struggle, mid O'Leary was then declared the winuer. i bough beairu, the Kngiisnman is certainiv far Irom being disgraced, as alter tho Ursi twelve hours i e walked in tbo most gamo and OnHincIng manner ugainet great odds, and in a way tnal lew could equal. Before loo spectator* lelt a substantial sum was col leclcd ou his behalf. During tho journey O'Leary subsisted on beef tea, oysters stewed in tnilk. Jellies, custards, stout and cnimpngne, w hile his opponent took bed tea, tbevoik ol eggs beaten up with port wine, caive?' fooijeliv. broiled cb<pi (lo which K. I'. Weston takes great exception while walking) and large quantities ol outtoro I toast aud tea. The limes, lrom 121 to 251 inilos, are tuo lastost ou record, via 23b. 2m. 7s. and 07h. 6?m. Me., compared with 32h. 2flm. 23s. un.l OUli. ,3m. 2s?s. O IsM^ry. who iwtx lor some lime puati been r?cog. nixed us the champion ol America, was horn at Cork in 1*4?, so that no is uuwi just thirty years ol age. In height ne stands uboui live leel eigni inches, and weighs, when stripped, ton stone eight pounds. His brat appearance iu this couuiry was at Liverpool a few weeks ago. when he succeeded in beatiughis riyal's (\\ eslon) nx days' wulk. His opponent on mis occasion (1'iter Crossluud) was born ut Blirttteld In Di3?, so that he Is thirty-seven year* ol age. Ho stands shout an inch loss thun O'laiary, but at present weighs Just ten stono leu pounds, bemg just eight pounds heavier than when be deleatud U. Tarry, of SheWeld', a lew months back in a twcuiv four boars conlost, upou which occasion he succeeded 111 beating Vaughan's i'-" miles (H'r oimance by l.&SO yards. A truck had beeu specially laid down tor ibis match on tbo lloorol the large dancing ball initio Pomona Palace, which is capable ol holding some 15.000 spectators. The path was live yards wide and 1 tfi> yards one loot eight inches, or exactly nine laps to the unlc. THE DUNCAN-SHERMAN BANKRUPTCY Tbo examination of Mr. William Butler Dunran was set down lor yesterday, before Register Kelohuui, al his office id the Uenuett BuildiDg. but owing to bis absence it was decided to proceed with the examination ol Mr. Francis 1L (train, one ol tbo junior partuera of the firm Mr. Browu appeared tor tbo opposing creditors, and Mr. Bangs, counsel for Sir. Duncan, remained to watch the proceedings in the Interest ol the bankrupts. The examination was conducted by Mr. lirowu. The witness wut closely examined us to the ownership ol the lurui and rosiduuce at Darien. I'onu., where no res ded. When asked who owned tbe propel tv he answered, tbo title was lo bis wile's name. Tbe question was repeated and objected to bv Mr. Bancs on the ground that while tbe wife of bis client might bold the lino to tbe property It might belong to some one else. Sir Brown explained tbat bis object in asking tbe question was to show the connection between the estate and tne aasois oi the baukrupt lirui. Tbo objection was sustained. Tbe witness then stated that tbo property was purchased some years ago and that hid wife bad advanced n certain sum toward tbo purchase, and now held the title deed us security lor Ihe repayment of tbe same, subject to any claim that tbe assignee might have. The property, II sold to-day, would not pay her claim. He was further examined concerning bis rcl.itious witn the brm of Duncnu, Sherman k Co. and bis knowledge ol the condition of tbeir financial aflairs at dlflercnt times before tbe tailure. THE NEW COMPTROLLER. RICHARD A. BTOBRS APPOINTED DEPUTY COMPTKOLLER IN PLACE OF AHBAM L. EARLE. Comptroller Kelly was busily engaged yesterday attending to the routine jdutics ol bis office. There was, as on tbo day previous, a grand rush of visitors, and congratulations poured iu upon him Irom all sides. The Commissioners of Accounts are still at work, and it will bo several days before tbey can complete their examination. Mr. Richard A. Storrs during tbe alternoon received notico of his appointment as Deputy Comptroller, in plaro of Mr. Ahrum 1* Knrle. Mr. Storrs now holds tbo placeof chief clerk. Ho lormcrly occupied the position lo which bo has just been appointed. He has been In tbe Finance Department for flttccn years. He will enter upon big duties to-morrow. Other changes arc likely to be mado In a low days. MUNICIPAL NOTES. A caucus of democratic members ol tlie new Board of Aldermen was held yesterday morning. It was agreed formally tbat Alderman Henry D. Pnrroy should be appointed President of tbo Board (or 1877. The appointments were not agreed upon, but It is understood that Captain F. J. Tuotney will be chief cleric and William II. Moloney deputy. Reports wero circulated at the City Hail that Mr. Kelly would shortly retire from ucttro membership In tbo Tammany Hall General Committee. The gentleman Is reticent as to his luturo inoremeats and policy. Tho Board of Estiraatos and Apportionment will meet in the Mayor's odlce to-morrow morning, at eleren o'clock, lor i be purpose of considering the final estimates lor 1877. Tbo Board has only until the 31st of the present month to dmchargo their dutlos in that connection. Mr. Kelly, iu his capacity as Comptroller, oltlciatcs as a member of this Board. The Aldermen have increased the cslimntos over $1,000,000, and it is optional with the Board or Apportionment to accept or reiect these alterations. The local statesmen gave it out yesterday that Mr. Green was likely to be the next Siaie Comptroller or Superintendent ot Public Works. They Insist upon it that ttie ox-CoinptrolIor caunot be rcoiraincd Iroin coming again upon the public stage in some capacity. Mavor Wickhara will not appoint a Commissioner in place ot Mr. O'Donohue or lako action upon tbe charges against Mr. Martin until next week. Couuty Clerk elect Gumblctou and Sheriff cleot Ketlly are hunted n ght und (Iny by local polfticans who are anxious to secure lat places lor the next three years id tbe County Clerk's or Sheriff's office, Comptroller Kelly yesterday paid Allan I'lnkcrton, chtel of the Nutionnl Detective lorco, $1,761) 82, lor services rendered the city lu tho urrost and prosecution o! bond forgers. Receiver of Tnxes McMnhon announces tho recolpt ol $1,410,735 60 during the past week. THE CORONEHS* WORK. Coroner Ellinger was yesterday notified of the following deaths:?Mary Breeland, aged sevenfy-tbree, of Depot place, High Bridge; Edward Gallot, at the Chambers Street Hospital, from heart dlseaso, and William Nugent, two years old, of No. 423 West Fortysecond street, who died Wednesday from barns on the leg, rccclvou a low days previous. Coroner Croker took charge ot tbe cases of a male child lound (load at No. 270 Pearl street, and ol John Hulloran. accd fifty, ol No. 27 Bridge street, who died yesterday In m injuries received by fulling off a coach two weeks ago. John Yultnuu, aged thlrty-ono, of 169th street and Railroad avenue, was run over and instantly killed yesterday noon by a Now Havnn train. The Morgue report lor tne month of November shows a total of six bodies, all males, which had been identified. Three of these hud died from drowning, oue trom phthisis, one from pneumonia and one from opium poisoning. Three corpses remained unrecognized. One was that of a woman drowned at pier No. 7 East River, on tho 4th ull. The other two were men, both lound drowned, one at pier 53 East River, on the llilt tut., aud the other at the loot ol Christopher street, on November 27. SALES OF CHINA. Tbe lost of tho Colcato- Baker collection of brlc-a-brae was sold at Leavlti's yesterday. Tho prices brought wero lower than on any lormer day of this sale. The articles consisted ot Dresden china, Staffordshire and other celebrated brands, with a few piecos of bronzo. Some of tbe articles sold lor less than half tboir value. For Instance, a Jupaneso bronze vase, on tripod supports, ornameuted with raised work, sold for $42, white an antique vase, spreading top, lourtcen inches high, sold lor $11. A sale of Austrian, French, Swiss and other articles trom tbo Centennial, consisting ol majolica, laionce, bronze, gilt and brass goods, is being held at old Chickermg Hall, on Fourteenth street. The attendance yesterday was very slim ami tho articles sold for i a song, a number boing withdrawu for waul of bldI dors. A French chinu uororuted tea set of ten pieces, with tray, sold lor $6, while lironzo ornaments sold tor from $4 upward. Tho sale will couunuo uutll ihe 1st of January. REAL ESTATJS. There was but one snlo effected at the Real Estate Exchange yesterday. A. J. Bleecker k Son sold by order of ibo Supreme Court, In foreclosure, H. T. Davis, referee, a plot ol land, 33.9x100, on Teasdalo avenue, south side, ninety feet west ol Delmonico place. Twenty-third ward (Morrmnia), to the Knickerbocker I.ife Insurances Company, plaintiff In legal action, lor $2,000. SAI.kS ADJOCRKKD. B. T. Falrchild adjourned tho lorcclosure sale of property No. 28 Oliver street to December 20. l.ouls Tberier adjourned tho lorcclosuro sulo ol property iiu avenues A, H aud C and Fifth street to December 16 TRANSriRS. New a*., 100 ft. n. of 123u st.. 49.114x71: John H. llnrue* ami wife to W. J. flames $0,500 2d ?v.. s. e. corner of 120th ?t . 2(111x60; William l>. llowerinmi and wile to II. A. Bowerman 5,000 12tli St., n '.Si. 10 It. ol Hrnadw iy, 10.3x33; also l.ocust av , s s . 130x100 (24tli ward): also Prospect sc., it. a.. 92x150 (24th ward> : William L Cogswell and wife to liana of Kepnhlic 20,730 140th si., n. a.. 273 ft. e. of 11th av.. 5 xlPOIl; also 14 th st , n s.,325 It. r. of llth av., .VJxlUO. 10; E. M Cauldwell and husband tn.i. II. Deans Nom. With ??.. a. s., lis I ft w of Madison a*., 200x100.5; Charles K. Cornish to J. II. stulille Nom. 14tl(h St., ii. s., 27.? ft. *. of llth av., 50x109; niso 146th st.,n g.,325 I't. e. of llth av., 50xv>9.10; John 11. Dean and Wile to W. A. Can dwell Nom. 7th av., ?. e. corner 3flth ft., "i4.5xilO; Esther King (executrix) to A. King 39,450 44th st , s. M.8 ft. w. ot 3d av., 23.0 2-.IxlOO.o; same to same 17,630 44lh st.. s. ? . 15 .6 It. w. ot :id av., 25>6 2-3x100.5; Anthony King and witu to K. King 17,630 7th av. e. a,5l5lt. s. old th st., 44.3x60; same to ? ami 30,350 13 >th st.. s. s.. 300 It. w. of Willow av.. 23xldOxtrrrgular (23d aaardi; Susan A Held to Port Morris l.and Company 27,300 10th a; , f, r , 203 It. w. of av. C. 23x103.3; Jacob mo It Inner and wile to P. Wagner 12,300 1 ltd st.. n. s., 373 It. e. of 7th av., 2*>xtf9.11; stine to same . 10,500 1st av , w. s., :It>.4 It s. of 32d St.. 19.4'ax65; .Sophia Settlor and liushand to O. Saltier Nom. 211 th ft s. s . ti*l It e. oT Lexington av., 19.10x96.9; V Van Antwerp nud wifa to L. U. Iluutsr I3,UUI> 79th st.. s. :IIN) it. o of loth av., 10.6x102.2; Pierre Van Alstino In W. A. Cauldwell 6. POO 70th St.. a. s., 833 4 It. e. of HUh av., 16 0x102.2; same to same 0,000 Es-ex St.. e. v, 130 ft. n. ot Hester St., 23x100; O. P. Ituol, retcree, to C. Mehlweltor 10,950 HOKTUAI.KS. Conover. I-aac It. and wrlle. in s. Lord, e. s. of 3d av., s. ot 2dd st.; 8years 12,000 Jainvs, P.Oward I> and wile, to F. H. liegeman, a. a ol 3otlt St., e of 7t h av.; 3 years. 6,000 Klute, Nicholas. l<i llry Hock savings Institution, a. e. corner ol av. D and litis St. ; 1 year 1.U00 King, Anthony and wile, to E. King, s. e. corner of 7lh av. and J6th ?t.; 1 year 2.1.VJ Kearney, Edw ard and >rlf-,to C. L. Maithawson, a. a. of 27lh St.. c. ot Lexington av ; 1 yeur .... 5,003 Lee, Margaretta M. and nnshand, to L. N. Horn, w. a ol lirerun li b st.. s. of Hoach st.; 3 years......... 3.UOO MrCoul, Margaret, to r>|U.table Lite Assnranca ? ompany, n ? of 7v?th st., a. of 4lh av 10,000 Mehltrelle<, Charles aud wile, to Oermuoia Kira lusnrance Company, a. s. of Essex at., a. of llastar ft.. 1 year 12,00) O'llonnel, Abigail, to K. U. Pearl, w. t. of 3d a v.. n. of Iceh at.; 3 years 5,300 Purdy. .1 aines S. and wile, to C. B* Lamed, a. w. corner ot Lexington av. and 124th St.; 1 year 1,000 Spear, Helen 0. and hurhand. to W. II. Clerka, a. a ol lacxington av., s. ol 3*th at.: II years 4,000 Woerner, Julia E., loC. V. Grave*, n. a. of 74th St., ?. of 2d av. i 3 years 4,000 The Sloek Market Alternately Strong and \ Weak?An Unsettled Feeling. GOLD 107 1-8 A 107 A 107 1-4, Money on Call Loans 5 and 4 Per Cent?Goveminent Bonds Lower?Railway Mortgages Steady?The Bank Statement. Wall Street, 1 Sattrdat, Doc 9?0 P. M. ( Tbo Lake Shoro people, like persistent burdy gur- i dylsts, ground out precisely ibe game tune to-day tliat > ; they did yesterday. and run the gamut of precisely the same fluctuations. A progress lrotn 56 4 to 57 and back again to 56 ? where it halted finally, gave sufficient opportunity lor another day's milking, which the big operators pushed to their advantago aud the little ones submitted to with the Idiotic meekness tnat disungulsues them. To make the performance moro attractive It was whispered that the railroad poople wcro again putting their heads together In hopes that their united wisdom might cvolvo some plan of settlement, aud lator on it was announced that nothing had come of the opposition but tho usual agreement to dlsa.roe. s Tho lact appears to bo that no meeting whatever bad taken place and that the whole siory was merely a furbishing up of tho old bait to caich gudgeons, which has been so successfully set on former occasious. llut, unlike the preceding days of tbo week, the entiro Interest or the market was not confined to tbo lavorIte. Although the main show was as attractive as over there woro somo new and unexpected annexes opened to speculative oxanimation, which invited and merited attention. Among these wero Central and Hudson and Erie as most suspicious. Tho'Vaudorbilt stock, which usually ^ lies as torpid as a gorged boa constrictor, woke up to quite au uulooked for und spirited trade, In tho course of which the price was carried from 102>4 to 104)4 nud back again to 103 on trauslers ot about 3,000 shares. By somo the activity was thought to be a diversion in favor-ot tho I.bko Shore speculation, and by others II was attributed to the flattering reports ot the comp,my's earnings, which for tho last quarter are said to be immense, being in figures something like $1,500,000 surplus ovor and abovo tho dividend. In Erie doaliugs wero unusually large at figures which rauged from OS" to 8'4- It was impossible to learn the why or wherefore, business belnfc conducted ,n those foreign gutturals which have their home on tho borders ot tbo Rhine, and wl.tcb, to the wrttor, stem hko dislocations ofun unknown tonguo. In taking into consideration a change in the commission law will the Governing Committee kindly discuss the necessity or establishing a German l'rolossorshlp lor <t the Stock Exchange? The St. l'aul slocks were steady and dull, the Northwestoms lively and lowor, suffonug possibly from the unusual excitement of declaring a dividend. Western Union, as tho best card ol tbo miscellaneous pack, seems to bo Invariably trumped when played lor 72),.' Gould appears to bo the raw head and bloody bones that atands in the way. and deBpito of the assured tuture ruin which is popularly rooted out to hint on account of his heavy short interest in the stock be seems to bo an unpalatable morsel to the pool who think they are having enough ot his contracts already. Gold sank to 107, lor reasona prevalent daring the week and still existing, and a si ill further decline is looked tor. The sales to-day aggregated 112,000 shares, which wore chiefly distributed among I.ake Shoro, Delaware and Lackawanna, Michigan Central, New York Central, Western Union. Pacific Mall aud Northwest preferred. oriNIKQ, BKiHBST AND LOWK8T PRICES. The following table shows tho opening, highest and lowest prices ot the day New York Central........ 10?X WJK JgK 914 9)4 *% *>* Nonuwestern............ 85/4 804 Northwestern preferred.. 89;., 60), 6 . Ko.k island............. 100 100 99 K Milwaukee and bk Paul... 1? * ? ? MIL and)it Paul prof.... i * 62>* ?Del., Lack, and Western.. .1 <- ? New Jersey Central ->4 . 31), 34 ? Union Pacific 58, 6868), C..C. atidLC 3% 3?, 3 , Ohio aud Mississippi <>>? Western Union ?/? '* Vactflc Mail ** yM* Punuma 1-? 1-? CLOSING PRICKS?3 P. *1. Offered. Atked. Ujertd, Ask'.tl Pacific >1 ail ... -3 , 24 MilI * b. P nt.. o2 52 * V)Ml Unlet. 717i .2 0.0,0 4 1 .? Wj , l.*V. IS* 14 * J?el. L * vi'.V.l 71'4 71-J Ltiicksilvtrnl. 18 21 Erie..... ...?? * 3 fieri.* Nln 4? -> -leii i&IS.ZJtH f' B!* MS K v I*h| ?' ?r.:IS Kiii."!"::: -?* if' t'ln a . Wi!,. 58), 5" ? Tol <v Wabaeh. 1 > 5? flu 4 P.I . OU)? t)94n I uion Pneiuc. 58), e8 Mil A St Paul! 10'. t-'/i Mo Pacific 3 4 AUVANCS AND DEL'LINK. The iollowing are tho changes in closing prices compared with those of yesterduy :? Advance.?Delawaro und Lackawanna, ,\4; N?w York Central, )4; C. C. Coal, 1; liltuina Central, Union I'acillc, 3a; American Express, ).. Di clink? C., U. nnd I.C.. )4 , Chicago and Alton Frio : Lake Shore, ; Jersey t entrul, u , Northwest' ?-. ? Northwest prelorrod, 1; Ohio and Mississippi, Pacific Mail, /. i Hock Island \; St. Paul, V, Si. Paul prclerred, Wabiwb, \ Western Luiou, A9 Adams Express, 1; l ulled States, 3)4. THE MONET MARKET. Money on call was supplied at 6 nnd 4 per cent, the last named being tho final rate. Tbo following are lb* ra'es of domestic cxchungo on Now York to-day in the undermentioned cities:?Savannah, ); offered ; Cincinnati, null, 1-10 a ), discount; Charleston, plentiful, ?' discount, )4 par; New Orleans, commercial, 9-18; bank ; Su Louis, $1 60 to $1 75 discount; Chicago, 80 cents' discount. Foreign exchauge, as usual on steamer day. was dull. Business was on tho basis of 4.81 a 4.81)4 lor bankors' long aud 4.82)4 a 4.&3.H, for demand storling. THE BANK STATEMENT. The bank statement shows an iocroaso in the specie average of $2,439,300, and a falling off in tho legal tender note average of $3,449,800. The average of deposits it |2 471 200 less than last weok. The surplus reserve, which last week was $",447,300 is now $8,084,600. The iollowing is a comparison ot tho averages ot tu? Now York banks lor tho past two weeks:? Dec 2. Dec. 9. Difference*. $256,589,700 $2511,684.000 Inc. $91,300 ' 20 484.100 22,923.400 Inc. 2,439.300 leg mod's 39.823.700 36,373,090 Dec. 3,440,800 nenoatta 207,32-2,990 204,850,800 Dec. 2,471,200 Circulation. U.Ui\m 14.911,800 Inc. 79,300 The following shows the relations between the tola rescrvo and the total liabilities: . $20,484,100 $22,923,400 Inc.. $2,439,300 Leg.tend'rs. 39.823,700 36.373,900 Dec. 3,449,800 Total res've. $60^307,800 $59,297,300 Dec. $1,010,500 Reserve re^IZT.T. 51,830,500 61,212.700 Excess of r o s o r v e above Icqmrem'ts. $8,477,300 $8,084,800 Cee. $302,700 Tn* GOLD MARKET. Gold opened at 107), and closed at 107with sales in the interim at 107. Tho carrying rates were 5, 3t 4),, 4 and 3), per coot. The steamship Britannic, which arrived from Liverpool to-day, brought ?251,000 gold coin. OPERATIONS AT THE GOLD KXCHANQR BANK. Gold balances Currency balances 3.341,tHP Ore. 42,939,000 CLHAKINO IIOI'SE STATEMENT. Currency exebungea $?*, 801.0* i Currency ?' ij' Gold exchanges Gold balances l.jtu.-vi Tho transactions at tho Clouring Houso for tho past week compare as follows with tUtBO of the previous week :? Clearings for the week ending Dec. 2. f'"l Clcurings lor tho week ending Duo. ?... *ufL*r.lT?. Balances lor tho week ending Dec. 2.... 1M1 Baiancoa for the weok endlug Deo. 9.... J0,0*>9,64J 43

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