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THE GREAT BOULEVARD.
Wwk Commenced on tbe Drive?Coarw of tha Uoad nud Its N?rroundin?o?iu Ad *wU?m and Worth to lino Cllj. It .till be remembered by uil wlio are familiar with the various enactments oi the bUte Legislature dur ing the put few yearn, by wlikh the jurisdiction of the Park Commissioners wan extended from time to tluie over certain perilous of territory within the city limits and outside the Park, that a law was passed three years ago prescribing the route of a new public drive, which has, since its inception, been known as the Boulevard. Since the law was passed a great deal of time has been consumed by the Commissioners in tho usual legal formalities of hav'ug Commissioners of Esti mate and Assessment appointed and in acquiring titles to those parts of the various estates through which it was intended from the start that the road should run. The West Sido Association also for a time did all in its power to prevent the opening of the road; but last Juno tho Supreme Court confirmed the report of the assessors made on the property to be used in tho construction of the drive from Fifty ninth street to 165th street, thus virtually giving the Park Commissioners power to begin the work. From June last until the latter part of September the sur reys of the route were made, and on tho 1st of last month a force of 300 men was put to work in gangs on various parts of the proposed drive. All tho bouses of brick, stone and wood that lined the route have already been torn down and the debris sold, and active measures are being taken to havo a good part of the road completed before winter sets in in ear nest. TOrOORAPHY OP TTIE BOULEVARD TERRITORY. Although a great deal has been written and a great deal more has been said than written concern ing the new drive, there are comparatively few per sons woo are thoroughly acquainted with the exact localities through which it is to pass, its surroundings and Its advantages to the future prosperity of tlio metropolis. Accordiug to Commissioner Green that part 01 the laland 011 the west side, through which the Boulevard will run. Is three and two-thirds mues In length and of an average widen of about three-fourths of a mile. Its greatest wid: h Is Just south of Srmyten Dnvvil creek, bolug there one mile wide. The nar rowest part, a quarter of a mile, Is at the extreme north eud of the Island, near Kingabrldge. It com prises 1.70) acres of land, being a little more than double the area ot trie Park, and Is bounded by 166th street on the south, by the Hudson river on the west th" liar.em ilver on the caat, and by Spuyten Duyvii creek on tne north. The length of shore line wa-ilf d by tidal waters Is about nine miles and three-qua'r ters, and tue instance Irom river to river along 155th street about 4,7&< feet. Th? surface of this territory to exceedingly varied, Irregular and picturesque, it includes the monotonous level of the salt marsh and the rolling paaturo, and rises at ti nts to a high degree of craggy wilder news. <.n tho east side, from laeth street up to the High Bridge, and thence to Fort George a distance of two and one fifth miles, the shores area mass of bold rocks auil not readily accessible. Just nortn of Fort George the eastern span ol the High lauds terminates, and at itH foot lies au area of about sixty acres of salt meadow, partially covered with water at high tide. Thence to Spuyten liuy Til, on the cast of Kingsbrldge road, the land Is not. M a general thing, precipitous, but of irregular surface, with occasional outcrops of rock, tho shor s being 1 ringed w.th salt meadow to a greater or la-jj extent. Above Tuboy Hook valley, between the nil.s 011 the Hudson and Klugsbrlilge road, a range or Ian Iris saboiit .00 lect above tide. Closealong'ho Bpuy en Huyvil, west of Klnsrcbridge road, the ground to generally a salt marsh until the chain of hills OB the Hudson is reached, at the extremity of which ?lands au old earthwork Rnuwu as Cock Hill Fort From this fort the rauge of hills follows the Hudson river down to 156! ti street and below to about Slxtv ^m.m^ert\v,TllK de^,rit awards the river from the ?uiniu.t of the range is generally very rapid, leaving th? nwn0.P1>Vrtun.ltlos.Ior 1,10 Passage of vehicles, the principal and only well defined opening above 256th street being at 1 ubby Hook. At Fort Wash ington Point, at the grounds of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, at 166th, 15sth and 163d streets, the river mJKSP?1 .by PaBiWl>rea more or less precipitous. Much of ihe territory and high ground over which the drive will be made is covered with woods, the high lands particularly. The lower portlcnn are in pas ture and arable lands, oaka, cuestnuts, walnuts maples, hemlocks, oedar, elm and other ln Sr^oufa tree8' f2r?"n8 forests and groves .? l.eQt.aud heaPly- It la surrounded on m y Ue *ater; lta "Ighest point is at L fL 1 . ,u.g^nt,*,ll?re ln 0110 Place the hills rise to the height of 271.4 feet above low water, being lu met the highest point of land on Manhattan Island. Fear tb'a are the remains of Fort Washington, winch with several other redoubts and earth entrenchments occupied by the Americans du lug the attack bv the British iu 1770, are alili visible. THK KOI.'TR of the Boulevard through this district, according to the plan adopted, begins at tne "circle" ut tho Jtin ? *'on ol Broadway and Fifty-ninth street. Tho circle Will Ik; entirely surrounded by ample rhude trees With wide sidewalks leading acroifl it io the var-ous Streets wnicu dehoucn lu.o It. 'Tho cates of tho Park will form one-quarter of oue side or tue circle and tho houses winch will in course of time be built about it will conform to the line of the c.iole Itseif. lu tue ccn'ro a colossal statue will be erected, nut to whose "great deeds and virtues Commemorative" has not a< *ct been decided. The drive thus starting from the undstor elude fre a will Ik; bordered on eitueral te after the sam.. fushioti Of the circle, und 1 It be louiid conducive to tho gencial beauty of the roud there w 1.1 in: a raw of ?hade trees 111 the nuddlo of tin; roal along its entire length. From the circle the drive will lollow the line of tin; old Bloomiugdalo road to Eighty-sixth ?treet, thence to io.nl sirei t, midway between hi uiti and Kievciitu avemi s; thence curving round into the line of Eleventh avenue at 10-nii street, and thence to l.fotti Bireet, wheuce it will follow the line of Eleventh iiveuue. 1 p to tins poln' lucre id will be one hundred and tiny lect in width. From lftoth street It will puss along the river bank, wiruling tbrougli the side hills aud va leys to near Imvood ?tution or Tubby 'look, it will then turn in au ?asury direction and strike luto the old Kings bridge roal near the gate leading to Inwood. Ail till; part of it wilt lie one hundred feet In wultn. That part of the road on the Harlem or east side from ienth avenue lias already been laid out, from Tenth avenue, near .Sherman's crock, to Ninth ave nue at I64t.i street. That portion between Fl ty-niu:h Htrect aad l.vtti street has been legally opened and the title vested m the city, and the Commissioners have taken posses sion an ! are now regu.uting and grading iu Ti u drive will strike through the estates or Messrs Keapp, Bird. Ward Murt.n, Haven, Connolly, Fisher' Chittenden, Richards. Hayes and Flint. lis fud ex tent will be between twelve and thirteen miles. DRIVU CONNECTIONS. Tho Boulevard proper will bo certainly long enough and broad enough to satisfy the wishes of the most lastldio.is of hoisemen; but the roar e to be for ail that several other minor drives, u'l running Into or connecting in some manner with tho prt'i 1 pat road, nne Is the Weit bide or TerniT avnii.i roa i, wul'-h wil start from Hevetiiy-se; ond street and run 10 l!?th street. From HUd mrr t. r will pa?-< the Morn nirslde Park and follow the brow of tl e hills. From Ps silo there In an unobstructed view 01 the river and the Jersey shore. Terra 0 aveuti" v III b - 10 ?f et in width, planted w th s u le tree* and divided inm proper carriage and foo wavs and court yards, so near to the top of ihe bank iut to allow tue crosi streets to is; graded ami iiu J?roved nsiie.riy 111 coulormltv to th ?...... u e 01 the cle.a.e J land in , j o.lbe u.id as near ai troy be to the edge oi?tiic lapil ?.< cllvity o. .Ito bank. Ry allowing the road to follow the confor mation of the b.utfs in tho terrace p an It is con tended that the removal of Si,400,(too cubic yards 01 e iriti mid r >tk is dispensed with, au.l that to brrng lots npon which the drive wlil run a oiig the terrace plot to the level of t ie street wouid require the excavation of ovur 7,am,000 cubic yards lucre, or au aggregate of u.-. o,?0o yards. Another road will be the avenue Ft. Niclio as, which will start from Sixth avenue at llutu snect (the extreme northern end <?r the I'nrk). It wi I run across to tue Hue of the Ninth avenue, Where It wi 1 uieet with what is now railed Manhat tan hi reel, ami thence northward foi45t!i street, 'luj anvo or boulevard proper can be struck from this ?venue at either I46in sireet or lotst street. From L.^lreo.1 ?"? r,|ad will lead midway be ween the iii.Tfi ?'H| avenues, following U10 line of thn otu uuilem lane, and thence will pass under the mil ociow too Convent of the Sacred Heart. Ftoni ni.? at 11 W|U run lu,? ll,e ?ve old No.til"iL1 nee following the line of the oui k?n mVVue l" l?"fh otreet. and thence up the averiu - u 'i ^rVa to ?'"? 'in.,* the utm or th? f,et Wl(,r- Thc rel,ort con drilling aiSs ego? 7 l? iuijruul0 coudrmcd a lew ? NEW PARK?, mil tLaI?JruMr. l'arks post which thedriie? will Brklr' ia k. tk .'""'VJ1 on''K,,s? ?' "r '? -vD tlx acreiTin 'p*Tin. is about I w-un r th* nver ti? v\ f?',1, exlrt,,l? ">?' d.ivc to the opposite shore is unstirpSd^M^convTulMt accr s to the water from it, the nliniM ^i think, will do very much toward th" e? eoursgemcnt of swimming scliooiH, boating ami other aqnntio sports. Tho Ha t Fide or iimn Bridge pnrk Is n plot of twenty seven acres a,m ?oi Include witldn Its limits part 01 the aqueduct te^np It It intended also to erect within li S '1: tower loo feet 111 height, upon tho lop of Which there Will bo 1111 luirneu?e tank into which tho Oroton will be pumped rnr what Is technically called "hign ??c. vice in the neighborhood?that is to say. to tie dis tributed lor tbu use of uli resident* on tne high biuir* ?n tue vic inity. From this park an unobstructed Tier, of the .won d can bo had. the West hide drive will pans between 11 * id the Tenth avenue, ihe bluif rtsos abruptly 011 one sid" of the park, w, ii<> on tne sido tue land falls gently down tome river's ADTANTAdRfl OK TBR mnUEOT. ?IiItT0 aro ""tny advantages which the city will In ?n. 1 from tan Boulevard, which may not fiaTn i.Tu Wo "n tl" "f tilings. In the Hist alreofly d me more than uny one tl.mg ' njioiirred duung the past tesr or two iu ilio ostaio market to Increase lire vulne of real estate In the upper part of the island; and as the work oil the road progresses the price of land 111 the vicinity will Inert aae proportionately. in tunes gone by in laying out the street* ot tho metropolis the old farm lines were more respected than they should have been, and the consequence can be seen nowa days tn the crocked iaues and streets which abouna in tbe lower part of the metropolis. The plan upon which the Boulevard has been projected, It is Oon tent led, etTectnally prevents any occurrence of this kind iu that part of the island through which it is to pass, it will serve as a guide to the thorough laying out of all the streets that will be in existence in years to come after the boulevard itself shall have become a thing of as much attrac tion and report as the Park now is. it will aid directly in the improvement of all the adjoining lauds and afford opportunities for favorable villa lots ou each side 01 the drive where tbe breadth of the tableland is surtlcient to Justify Its being divided by an avenue. Commissioner Green remarks with great truth that deluysin maturing a plan of a great Eubitc want like the Boulevard are prejudicial to the iterests of proprietors as well as to the convenience of the put-ltc, and that until the lines and Ces or the : treets and avenues are determined . rovemeurs will be retarded, lie also says in bis report in reference to the plan of the road and ttfo effect it will have ou the regulating of the np town districts, that New Turk, pre-eminently commercial, is rapidly becoming a great manufacturing centre of tbe country, and that necessarily the population now pressing upon its territory, with convenience for rapid travel through its extent, will very soon wholly occupy it. For the wan: of convenient means of reaching tbe upper part of the island population is compelled to seek the towns in tae country to vht> h travel is quick and commodious. Under the eti cum stances the Boulevard is very naturally looked upon not only as a giunl drive for those who can atford to drive "last and furious," but a sort of forerunner of the prosperity and elegance that will lie dis played m the laying out of that part of the island through which it is to pass. As it pro gresses the side streets will spring up, property will do Improved and the population that has now against its will to And homes in other adjolumg towns will be attracted to the neighborhood. It may be also, at least, it is the generally accepted idea, that the boulevard will be on a grand scale a counterpart of what the other streets jet to spring about it will be?a wooded suburb, with shaded roads and ornamental purks; for there Is certainly at present quite enough of ateru city look about the districts below 165lh strc> t to leave room for the "landscape architect" to ply his pleasaut work of ruralizing the appearance of the "upper regions" of the metropolis. WASHINGTON TTKIGirrS OF TUB FPTTRF. Tito territory which lies between the city on the south and the growing populations of the villages of Westchester on the north and east and thos - of the Jersey shore on the west, the Park Commissioners believe, will be one of (he first districts that will be revolutionized by the changes evidently to be caused by the boulevard. Tidal waters encompass it on three sides. Across it passages for business and pleasure from all directions cannot be lost sight of, no more than the probable growth ot large populated places on the opposite shores. The heavier business trsdic will uaturally seek the most accessible and level roads, and the level land contiguous to the rivers will, of course, in time be taken posses sion of by commerce, while the bluffs and elevated surfaces will lose none of their pre sent attractions in the way of elegant suburban residences. Efforts to force the picturesque heigh is into city lots are, the Oommlssionors think, more than futile, as under no possibility could they ever bo used for any business purpose, while there is level land close by the river that affords overy ad vantage that commerce can desire. COMPLETION OP TIIB WORK. When this much to be desired result will be reached cannot now be announced with uny degree of po-itivenoss, as matters now stand, it Is true that the route of the entire drive has been laid oat, aud that those who have the work in ham! feel court dent tuat wlien It Is finished It will be oue of the grand est things of its kind in the world. But, although time works wonders, and will, no doubt, make one out of the Boulevard, the embarrassments under which Its promoters arc forced to labor are none the lees trivial. They have now tho legal right to work on that part of iho road which lies between Fifty-ninth street and 155th street; but before a single sio io can bo upturned on any other part of the road above the latter point the usual proceedings by the Commis sioners of Assessments and in tne Supreme Court will have to be gone through with. There are now, as has already been mentioned, 300 men steadily at work on the part or the drive which has been re ported npon by the assessors, whose report has ro ceiveded legal conflruiatiou, and in a lew short months the work on it will be completed. It is me intention of the Park authorities to keep the work going on even during the winter, at least on those days when tbe weatUer will permit of It, In order tuat no unnecessary delay may occur to nottpone the completion of the whole Boulevard, in tne mean time tney hope to be able to have the reports upon the other parts of tho road confirmed, and If every thing goes well the Boulevard will be opened in three years from the present tune. What the cost of the whole thing will be cannot be even estimated, as tt will altogether depend upon what estimates the Assessment Commissioners will place upon the value of the various estates through which the road will ran. At any rate it will be among the mlillous, and if the drive turns out to be the great improvement to the city that is almost universally claimed for It there wid be but few, if any, persons who will grumble at its price. THE PRIZE RiNQ, The forthcoming battle between Pete Magolre, of FtshklU, Y., ami Abe Htoken, of Philadelphia, on tlio 2nd of ne\f month, is now the all-engrossing topic among the pugilistic fraternity, both men liuve been in active training for some time past, an 1 It Is stated that their present physical condition is almost faultless. Maguire has secured the services of Tom Chuffers, who is most assiduous in hi.-; atten tions, wh ie Htcken has his brother for a ear ful men tor. a thouu'h three weeks moat elapse before too contest comes off, great interest is already mani fested in the result. The fight will unquestionably l>e one ??f the most scientific and determine 1 enc>uu ters that hare tak'.i place for years, and as the money?J',000?has already been posted, there Is nothing in tho prospective to mar the affair. Those Interested in the matter will no doubt take a sound lesson from tho scene at l.ynuileid, and will accord.ugly ad >ut the ne -enat v precautions. The friends or both competitors are eonlident of success. The toss for choice of ground in the Old P 'minion was wo t b.v Maguire. who has to give llieken ten day's notice of the place selected. The licit teat lire of the propo-ed fight is mat there Is little talk or bombast about It. The tight announced to take plnce between George Rooke and Tom Keliy has been abandon .d. the lat ter declining to meet his oppom nt below ISO pound-i. Kongo was willing to tight at 14s pounds, but his backers hare wit. drawn the deposit In his favor. James Hatenien and Johnny Lairerty, both of ('In clnn.iti, are to fight at catch weight for g.arj u side on the loth of December. Au agreement has been entered Into by Rnssey and McAlpiue to tight within fifty ra lea of riih aro, out ado lite Mute of Illinois, oil the l'dh of December, for J 2oo a side. George Heddon, who was arrested in Boston for having gone out of the State to engage in a prize light, lias iieen released from prison, his bail being reduced from $s.oooto $2,500. The following are among the encounters announced for the ensuing month:?Dec" iber;, Dau .'torrl - and Dill Paget, tor ? l.ouo. in Massacliusetti; December 2, E. f-afferty nnd W. Htanhope, In Pennsylvania, for Jftto; December in, j. Dafferty, and J. Hoy ? on, tor $41j, in Keo .ckv; December 2J, Abu Hlckcn aud i'. Maguire, for $2 000, in Virginia; December 2<s, J. Use key ami 11. Morgan, for $-2,000, in Ivan. a *. P.'DESTR'AHISR!. An lii'i'matlonil pedestrian conic* is announced to come off at the V? lntby (C. W.) race course, May 24, I 889. " A foot race Is to take place at Narrowsbnrg, Pa., on Deremncr 11, bet wet n. tames Cat ncy and Edward Lretlion; distance two miles. Aumng tho wrestling mat-lies announced la at between Hill Parso is and Anthoav tlerritt, of . .. niont, tor s>ioo, at uswego, N. i., on the lath uf lie centti' r. A iiiuteti hits been mad* between Job Rrown and John Wood to run otto mile on the Ftoubenvillo (t)ino) race tra< k, for fjoo a si le, on December t, tin> race to t.ik" place between the hours of two and tour o'clock P. M. A wrestling mat'h has been arranged to take pla^e st Heading. Pa., on tho 17th at December, b tween James p. -dlbtnan, of Narrow sburg, an l P. Wler lor $loo a side, The fol owing events nre set down for the ensuing month:?December 4, J. Potts and J. stebblns in yard-tat Pittsburg tor $l,noo; Decern tier 11, J. Car ney and K. Hrctliotn, two miles at Narrowsburg, Pa., for $100; December 22, E. Piau aud J. Maukin, at Darra, C. W? five miles tor $8?>.). A match between William t ang and William E. Harding, for the championship of tne wo. id an l. $2,000. is at length announced to take place on the 2-tn December. The distance la to tie one mile ana a half, on the Fashion raco course. A forfeit of $.'50 has already been deposited in the hands of the stake holder. From the excellent record of the coinpe t.Lois a sp.euUid contest la anticipated. BILL'ARDi. Bogus games of billiards, bogus fights, or Indeed any description of bogus contests must in the long run tie attended with tne worst of luck, and while for a time they may deceive, they will ever revert with discredit to sit parties concerned, (tumor, not without some reasonable foundation, points with suspicion to the atlatr between Ritdolpne andCartno, and so strong was the prevailing Impression that their games were not of a sterling cnaracter that but ??7 spectators were proscnt at tho first one and only ?4o at the second. <>etierai disapprobation was thus cominendably exhibited. The New fork Academy of Music has been se cured for the night of December 2*th when Dion and Poster will play the first, game (French, :wo points up for a stake of fc-.WJoi, of their home aud home match. A biitinrd tournament in aid of the Working Mens' Relief Asportation is announce 1 to lako place in Brooklyn on the aotn December. Tne match between Foley and Frawley. to be played in Cleveland, is postponed till the 10th De cember. I The Commissioners of charities and Corrections hove ordered a billiard fatiie for tne new IneoriaM I Asylum on Ward's is.ami. YACHTING. The Proposed Iuienifi.tlor.nl Vrtcht tl*? * The Cbslltiiie froui lire Owner of the Cuuibrlu?Review of tuo Past YacUUu? Net-son Here and in Knjlmil. EniL-oidened by a doubtful triumph over ft B<v called representative yacht of America, the owner of the victorious British craft has forwarded a chal lenge to the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, the solo object being to wrest the cup which was car ried away Ui mi and thereby claim the pennant of superiority which still belongs to this country. Although some objections will probably be taken to the terms of the challenge, it Is nevertheless couched with unmistakable frankness and must therefore arouse that fearless and worthy scntimeut of pride which brooks no hesitation and evokes that cour ageous willingness which characterizes every eunuch yachtman, In whatever clime he boasts the name. That Englishmen should rejoice In the Sappho's defeat la natural and not at all surprising; that this yacht shonld not, under the cir cumstances, liave competed Is admitted on all han ls, and that Bhe well merited her defeat Is not regretted anywhere. At alt events, the Injudicious contest has put courage Into tho Britishers and to some extent has freed them from a nervousness of sixteen years' standing. The glorious victory of the America in 1351 astonished them and they have lain dormant till last season, when a fortunate chance strewed flow, rs In their way, and while It Is now unnecessary to refer to the deutls of the contest or attempt on any ground to excuse the defeat It may not bo uninteresting to present a brief review of tho past yachting season for the purpose of demonstrat ing that the ostentatious assertions lssulug from tho other side arc not altogether authorized by tho exist ing state of facts. Immediately on the announcement of tho Cam bria's recent victory around the isle of Y\ ight, a simultaneous cry was raised that English yachts were superior to thoso of this country; that their sailing qualities were more perfect, their lines better drawn ami the model of construction moro symmet rical. The Sappho was taken as the criterion and the Inferences drawn were therefore anything but favor able; for while the capabilities of that yacht as a good seaworthy boat must bo acknowledged there are other yachts in this country her superior. It was contended, on the other side, with perhaps a known Inaccuracy, that the America was the only vessel that could have borne away tho dearest prize of English yaehtinen. Her praises were vaunted with loud trumpets and she was admitted to be the model yacht of the world. That the art of yacht building In England received a stimulus by the advent of the America Is frankly admitted In the recent challenge. If such be tho cmse surely yacht builders In America have not been asleep all the time nor have failed te profit by the additional experience of sixteen or seventeen years^ The fact Is that there arc yachts In some of our home clubs to-day that arc vastly her superior in every point, as the international race next year will satisfactorily prove to all incredulous per sons who may chance to witness tho display, lhc comments which followed the defeat of the .-.appho ? were partial and unjust; but, alter all, there is no reason to complain, lor if the circumstance had not arisen the challenge would perhaps never have been ]*8ue<l. and we, therefore, must accept tiieut lor * Agalu?'*etrit be'umierstood that the victory of tho gallant America produced a universal timidity, and although irequent opportunities have been since of lcrod the English yuchtmeu to rescue their valued Drlze It has never been sought after, fear of a second defeat deterring a hundred aspirants from competing. Now If, as stated, vast Im provements have takon place In the construc tion of English yachts within, say the last ten vears?and, Indeed, that may be taken for grant ed?It la also true that our yachts nave at leust reached an equal stage or perfection, so that there is little ground for affirming that the America was the best yacht that evjjr left this country, although wo shall ever recall her triumphs with pride and satis faction. But wo nevertheless entertain the Idea that swiiter and moro capable crafts now nJo In American waters. The past season has to some extent proved It; for although no real opportunity was afforded of fully demon strating it there was nevertheless sufficient to satisfy the mind thut the general fleet, though small, had not previously been surpassed either In point ol speed, seaworthiness or stvle or flnlsU. The yaclitiiur campaign in buglanil, wttn an it a an vantages and acquisitions, has not been more brilliant than ours when we take Into consideration the coin naratlvelv unfavorable weather which attended all our regattas and private contests. It. 10 cuoug.i, yachting In America Is young end so r>ir a-> age goes cannot at all compete with England, bat javentle as Its exporleuco ha> been It has nevertheless taught the world a lesson In science and during and show c?l unmistakable s.gns of snperiorBy. Judcr these cirruraxtauco* tuo crtuiinoutH ibovc jiiiuJctl to woo premature and amy In time &o rtpent* 1 of. '1 lie past tf.ea?ori has l> en marked hy ni.itiy In teivHtluif events, both here and in Ku^ldiiu, an I their brief recapitulation will, perhaps, afford nie mure to those who desire to recall the surround in-' circumstances of the numerous coii'.e-ds, mo time In which they coinp 'tod un l the number ol contestants, drawing therefrom a comparison, how ever \ ague, bet ween the yachts here and abro.nl. Before entering into the details ol t?e events or last season however, it will no doubt be gruthylng to review the advent or the Am rlci in British waters. The ;.a:rint little vessc do; art. I from these phore.H on the JUU6, 1S51, tu contest with the choice vachts of flreat Br.taiu. 'the aui rica measured ? > feet on dick from stein to stern, 80 feet keel 2A lect midships and v.as 1st) tons burden, drawing it feet of water in sailing trim. She car ried eight men before tic mast, and had a captain first and sec >ud inuies. Arrived ut Havre, tno America lost 110 time to reach Cowes, where ?bee lUipctcd .or the Oiteon's cop, gtveu to the lloyal 1 achtHquadrou, onen to yachts belor.ging to all nation". He cour >? was around the Isle of Wight. Eighteen vacht,. writ entered, the largest yachts being Hie Brilliant, mz tous, and the Constance, i!18 tons, and the smallest the Aurora, forty-seven tons. The start took place ut ten o'clock, with a light breeze from west-sout.iwcsu It Is slated that ufter the llret minute or two the Immense sup rtorlty of ibe America was apparent, and on the homestretcb she wus ecveu or ciulit miles ahead of the neurest yaclif. Ibe America arrived at thirty .lve tuitiu-.es past cig.it o'clock p, \t. an 1 won the prize, amid the greatest ex citement. Ou August 2s she was taken out of Port s moutli dock and proceeded to Ityde. where she . n migc 11 ? sad against the iron schooner ya lit I Itania, in a race of eighty nplles, for jEIoo. The boats started at twenty ininutcs past e'even o'clock, and u'.era splendid contest the America came in 'h i winner, as she did also In a rac,j with thenwedlsh yacht -ev e; ngc for ? <x?. Her lirUllant aohx-vemenw excited the greatest a irntr ?t.on. fho was eventually sold, but It is alleged that In attempting to improve her ?Iiiiimj some aspiring genius completely spoiled her. The exhibitions of our home fl. e:s thu season wus highly. red Bab cand aitgure i wc.l for future streng h an 1 cilb le.ricy. tboagh in most Instances tuc c.cmo.iU were deede Bv uutagon silc to yachting. Tho first regatta of the New York Y scut Chib wus commenced < u the lHb of June, wnc.i twelve jacMs, hxv ng a total burden of n ariy 1,800 t me, w.-re -ntcred. I he time In which the race was to bo completed being Hmi e l to eight hours 1. wasabtn doncd, owing :o tnc caiin which prevailed, on the following day the race was completed, wheu tae M itrlc, la', tons, < ar-ied off the principal prize. The Atlantic Yacht Club followed suit and pre sented a line array of small rra.t. A large num . r of spectator* pr'Hjocd'-d in a st'-aiiier to witness the race, which, owing to tlm absence of thos.lght --.t breeze, w is postponed tl'I the mil of June, wnc.i a splendid <lay favored the event. Afb-r an exciting cou'est the schooner Vystlo carried o.r the prize In her class, fin- Clyilo b- Ing llrsi of tic sloops, in t.ils race no less than twcuiy-oite ya. h is were entered. After the excellent re/Ufa of ill" Jersey 1 aclit Club the Brooklyn Yacht Club save their elevcutu annual exhibition and Hist inaugurated the movement of opening the eu'rl-s to a l cluim. fit ? res iu was at tended with sue ess, flvo different clubs sending represent stives. There were entered threescnooners, twelve firs class an 1 seven s ;co id class sloops, fno course was tho u-ua. one from HoWauux bar to tho south of the southwest spit, ro Biding it from the eastward, and thence back to the point of starting. Tho distance was in a.i about thirty in.loa. Tuo ves sels started at oleven o'clock, the wind being pretty fresli. The raoo thro lgliout was very iiki r est Ing, the schooner Allceeventuaily winning, having completed the distance In Ave hours aud a half. Agnes first Iu her class auJ the <gul Vivo also Hist ol the second class sltiops. For tan second annual regatta of the ilayonno Yacht Club there were no le s ihau tlfteeu entries, though the competitors were not of very isrg" di mensions. Tho course l8y opp i>"c the club house, tne distance In all being aia?ut twenty-five mtlea. lit# start wua effected at eleve i minutes past two o clock ami the Uretla was declared the winner at four i", M , after a spirited contest. It is here ueediesS to recount the many excellent private races wnlctt took place or allnde to the splendid cruises made during the summer. , . _ _ That of the New York Club was on the whole char acterized by fair weather, and tho record of the many contests whlcn occurred rausj be remembered with pleasure. The first event which marked Its progress was the grand race frotn I'oquol House, New bondon, to Ibe ky Point, ls>iig Isised, and re turn, a distance ol about forty miles. Among the entries were the Palmer, Bestlcss, Phantoin, liauntless, Widgeon, Josephine. Halcyon, Fleetwlng, Klein de I As. Alice, Idler and Humbler. The latter portion of the contest was rendered somewhat inte resting as the wtud died out. Halcyon, however, came In the winner. Tho succeeding race, however, after the squadron had reached Newport, was attended witu gratifying results. The race was for schooners sinl sloops belonging to the New York Yacht Blub. The course lay from Port Adanis, around Block Island, rouudiiig it from the north and west, auu returning ou the same line- a dtstancg of sbout 'forty-one tniiea. The start took place at ten o'clock A. Id. Thirteen schooners and e ght sloops were entered. A light 'opeatl bre ae blew trom tne east ?outheask Portion of the isee waa of a moot excit Itt?r character. The sloop White Wing won the prize in her class am' the schooner Kvu carried o:r uie honors of the day, i lie lonuer oompleUnK11"' distance la nine hours uilrty-uue minutes and tlitrty ono seconds and the tatter twelve minutes behind. the competitors in the grand ocean race for $l,ixx) were doomed to considerable dsapootntmeat, owing to tlie wlud dying ou. at tlie teruiinatiou of a inagnitl cent co.it- st. The course was from Clarke's I'ouit, four miles below New Bedford, twenty ratios to windward and return. The time lu which the ruco was hi be completed was anfortnnately limited to live hours ami the vessels not huvlni arrived at tho regulated period the match was declared off. Tue cruise of tho Brooklyn Yacht Club on the 4th of July was also attended wuh success, while that of the Atlantic Club was marked by many pleasant tu ciderts. It is unnecessary to dwell npou the many harmonious excursions wherein no opportunity was ever lost for friendly competition, and many were the occasions when the yachts scud ded along at a speed that would have put to rest all comments about modern Improve ments. By no means tho least exciting race i of the season was that between the schooners Mystic 1 and lads and both yachts, though they had scarcely [ enough wind displayed excellent qualities. The season of the New York Y'achtClub was brought to . a brilliant c'osc by tue finest. contest that had pre viously taken place ami bade fair to rival any eveut i that characterized the season tn England. Indeed, comparing Hie last race of the New Y ork Yacht Club ! with the very best that was run durlnz the bast sea eon in English waters It was manifestly sui?erior, all things being duly considered. The course lay from the anchorage oir the elub house to the south west spit, pass.ug it to the west and south, thence to tho lightship, rounding It to tho north and west ami return, la an a distance of over sixty miles. There was no allowance of lime. There were entered I three schooners and tour ilrst class sloops. The start I to >k place at ten uiIuuich to e.oveu o'clock, the sloops leading until ttio Narrows were reached. Then Bil lowed one of tne uiost exciting races that could pos sibly tie wituessed, for the variations throughout were almost momentary. After a grand stern ohuse home tho ! hautoui rusned to tlie (rout and glided in the winner of the Vice Commodore's prize, having completed a diitlcult cour-e in a little over six hours. The Addie V. caiue In ouiy three minutes later, tho Crude three und a half, the WUltowlug four and a half, the Sylvle nine and tho Palmer ten luiuuies be hind. A prettier sight, lu a yachting point or view, had not been Witnessed the entire si-asou, for on no previotll occasion were the capacities of the yachts 1 so fully brought to the test. Altogether tho season was characterized by many creditable eveuts, lor though in some Instances the wind was unfavorable a number of the contests was remarkable for speed as well as tor the nautical skill, seaworlioness aud activity which were displayed. in England tlie campaign was regarded as unusu ally brilliant, but it must be considered that many circumstances contributed to Its success whlcu do not act here. Established annual yachting events or Indeed an occasion of Interesting sport on the other aide seldom tails to attract large and fashiona ble assemblages, who manifest the greatest Interest in the proceedings. In tlioxo localities where races occur the inhabitants participate in the amusement with every outward symptom or gratilicaUon; peo ple flock rrom all par s, and if it be a yacht race, numberless craft arrive, arrayed with gayest bunt lug, and flit about in all directions: bands of music leud pleasure to the scene, and quite a holiday is manufactured, even though the event itself, which ostensibly brings together th ? crowds, is lnslgnill cant. Comparatively few persons witnessed any of our annual regattas, the reason being simply that the pleasures of yachttug nave not as yet been thoroughly appreciated. But the time Is rapidly approacluug when yachting lu this country will bo recognized as one of our most cherished amuse ments. The pa-.t few years have already rendered ii popular among many who slm e they have learned to understand its enjoyment have uol failed to rabo It to the standard it deserves. Among the tlrst events ill England this year was the cutter match of tho ltoyal 'liiaines Yacht Club, it commenced ou Monday, May is. Tue sum of wan sailed for. Tlieie were only four entries?viz., hphmx, 4s tons; Rosebud, 61 tons; \ Index, 45 tons, ami Fiona, 74 tons. The course lay from Krith, round the shore aud ret urn to tlravesend. There was a good breeze, and the Fiona was declared tuj victor, having completed tho distauco in three hours aud forty seconds. _ _ , , . Ou Saturday, May S<\ the Royal London Club opened tlio season w ith a match between yachts of thirty hiiis aud upwards, witnout restriction as to rig, for fwo prizes valued rcspectivly at seventy-five aud twenly-dve pounds. Tiiero were five entries, but, owing to the uulavorable state of the weather. It was decided that tlie race should be rcsalled aud the claim to prizes be decided by their positions. in ihe New Thames Yacht Club race, which camo off on the ensuing Monday, nine competitors ap peared, none of thein exceeding Hcveuiy-llvc tons. The start was eifected about twelve o'clock, with a nic ? topsail breeze from east-southeast, the course being Iroui the Erith to the Noro light and back. Alter a somewhat uuluterest.ng contest Sphinx won by two miuuies aud twenty-live seconds. TlielLnal Thames Yachi Cluo sailed their first match oii Tuesday, Juue J, from Oravescud to the Mouse light and back. Among the entries was the Cambria, lh'Z tens, and four others of lesser ton nage-vt/.. Egeria, 16J: Ulorlaua, il2; Heurde l.ts, loo; tunc allowance, flltecu seconds per win. t.Iori nuu carried oil the first prize of ?ioo and the Cam bria tlio second of ?6'i. I lie tlrst Important channel match took place on June J'i, tro.ii Oowes to Dover, a distance of sixty four nautical miles, lor two prizes of tue value of ?100 and ?6d respectively. For this race the cani 1 brio, Glorlaiia, laz; 1'auiomlmo. i.i'J; Condor, U'J; Arrow, lug; Uenai, 70; Dioue, 4i: Ju.ia, 1JJ; Sphinx. 47, and Niobe. 4?, eniered. iho start took place ut half-past eight A. M., the N'lob.i having tho weather licitu un i the Arrow to Icon aid. There was a light topsail hi ooze f I o.u E. N. E. it .va a stra.ght inn before the win I to Dover, the Con lor winning the Urst prize and me Uloriana second; the former coui pictlug the distance lu live uoim an t twtMiy-tliree seconds and the latter i.i live i ? r-. and Uiiriy-tlireu seconds, 1'l?o Cambria wai tuird and was ouiy three in lull t' < bchlnds the Gioriaiia. No contest oi any luipoii iiica took place until August hi, when the mip an.m i.ty pre-ented by tan uqccii was s.t.ie I for of ve 'JO! any size belong ing to Mb lioy.tl lurbt squadron. There wore (.gut entries, tiie highcs: tonnage being -H a id tue lowc-r flfty-oue. The course lay round iho Warner, tiie.t .o round a ilagboat m ior J to it.* w stward oi i.epe buoy und bacx to the Castle at -'owes, to sail twi.o round, a d.stauro or ilfty in. .is. Tho start took idace at .en o'ciocx with a g >d whole sa.l breeze from the east-soutlieast. on i. e homes' retch, how ever, the wind d.ed away au 1 io r.i:: was not com pleted within ti.e require! tin ; of nluc l*. M. ?>n tilt' second d iy of Ilio regatta two prizes w re oncred for conipotitioii, value xs5 s.id h.'s ihy entriej In cluded e.even llrei eiass clippers. Tn ? start to .k place at t' ii A. M? uud after au uninteresting conie.it the Ulnars, lej tons, cauie in ilret, having ben un nours, ttj-ou mlSUtSS Hid WV secsuus en her oour..e. The third day (Augi!*! fl) presented a woleotuo change in tho weather wlieu u piece of plate, value w> guineas, picseub-d by tho Uia.ioita.iU of Cowos w.u com peted for. There were six entries?viz., Nloist. 4o tons, Condor i-'J; Diotie 44; 1'uryne 65; Fiona 71, and . atuorl.t 1st'. Uie Condor wou, tlio latter ; arriving at twenty inluaUM past three. Necm i only in prc?tlge io ihc grand ga'a wcrk of th" ??squadron," and as a rule in no way luf rnH The annual regatta oi tin ltoyal Victoria iwht Club came o;f ou August I:, the course being from Hyde pier, round the west mid lie buo.v. on Noun I ,e, bac. to Uydo; tlienc ? ro in I the Aa'i hg'.t, re t ir ling round Norman loit to the flagboat ui Hyde t ,vicc round?a distance of alnuc forty-six nine*. I Then were six eiitr.es? viz., Cambria, Condor, Ego ra, Fiona, Aline and Menal. hct'ambruwou, having finished the course in li'.o hours aud twenty* three seconds, Condor next, two mtn it's behind. The race for t.ho Vice Commodore's Plan <>? tl.v? following day wa* very iide:estl..g, being ipen to nil v .sseis belonging to t ? lloyai Y a lit squadron uud Uovai Victoria iac.it c.ub, without restrictions a t i rtThe-" w?re fo irle n entni ?. the start tot.k pi ice at nine o'ci 'k A. M. amid a storin of ra n aud u.ad, tint burst wl h ir-uiOhdous viol n c fraui I t e cr-vsouibeast, Is-hluz ' if silvirr Soiout into n ii.liiiic si a. il.e c >n lor hca'.lv was do lared Mia 1 victor, having coiiiiM'tc t th ? d stuic.*?sixty in ba - in fix hours, twenty-: ve uu ill u and forty-live sec onds. defeating the Aline bj. i.ve minutes a id tifjy four sc ? inds and the Cambria by fhlrte> n ml.iut. s a id flfteea seconds. Th" ii I 'vent w n that under ihi auspices of the K >y >1 AHiort Yacht Club, on Angus, zl. There were thnn entries?viz., Niobo, M -aal, O ndor, tha l it; r wuiu ngby one minute and twenty-three sec .rids. We now coum to the *rvc ? ed International rn^e between the Sappho, 'ksi t .u4, and Die h.u. iirltisii ("inpeis?cumbria. n5; Aih. *, ii'.; Oiinara, l'l-s an l < on lor, l.vt. T he d- alls ha c be n -o re eiiti v lur nlshed tint It is tmnor'SKi'' t>? recapitulate them, hn.lice it to say that iher i e was an cxtrem ly ln iii,l clous one ou the par of b.e sajipho. who must, tuere;ore. mourn her defeat in siion-'e. 'I he t nuPirta wou the race without rocuivl ig her line?all four of th ? English ya gts frrlvtiig it th ? flui<h of the race close to c lior. with the .saup.ioHides ast, rn ?i thein. starting at ten o'c o k be re the wind for the east end of th? is and from 'owes > oads, the Happho ran the English saeh's atone tine, but on hilling to the wind round Beui'irdzn Ledg" she fell to leeward of nil the others and was completely outpaced by litem. Boon after carrying away her Jlbbou.n ail her chaueos of suceew iu tin race weio gone. The lour Eng.idi yachts boat up to w.udward from Hembrldg' to tho Needles, over a lee tide. In flo e company unde. n freshening breeze, and after w< atn. rtng the Xceillca rau up lor Oowes Loads, whore the race wat finished, the Cambria going round the Is e in elgli ho ire, seventeen min utes aud Ally seconds, dele..ting the Aline by two minutes and five seconds, tho cunara next, condor fourh ami Mappho last, be ng one hour, forty-two minutes and ten seconds behind the Cambria. Thus ended tlio raeai and tho Napplio was left alone to make her way back again without the satis faction of a set ond trial. Then tue character of tho whole American yachts was called into question and It was the general opdiion of F'.ugl.shtnen iha' English yachts were, to their inluds manifestly superior to those of this country, but sti.i onlv so much so as to keep both natkuns up to tho mark and to induce each other lo watch lest It would bo out done by tue other. StlU they bavo won a race and believe that the advantage lies with them, rest ing on a very doubtful sense of security. Perhaps tney have a right to crow after a drowsltie^s or seventeen years, only to be bushe l again when a proper test la brought to l?ear. Tne foregoing bri r review glvet an esthnato of the distances ?nd tliucs 11 whlcii the principal events both here and In Eng land were performed. _ . . it will be seen that where ?hs elements were fsvnr tbie the speed of our yachts nae ^hty^Mopable, as tue last race of the New Yo> ? Vecht Club o^eHly proven. But we must not rest upon the laoMtw woa m ISM, although the cup was awaye ?#en U' tuioii atnee it was ttiuuipuHitiy horns away from England. A challenge has been tR*oe<l by the owner of one of the sastest clipper yachts. Mr. Asbury, In hi t communication to the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, tuak-s four propositi'na, via.:?That the New York Yacht Club ahull select a schoon- r not more than ten pet cent larger than the Thames measurement of the Cam bria as Its champion for the contests which are to follow; that uext summer this schooner he sent across the Atlantic in time to take part m the races of (lie Koyal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Victoria Club. Those races would he open for cups?one of them the annual cup pteaented by the Queen to tti.i squadron, oue by tue town of Cowes. one by the town of Ryde and others. These cups will be sailed for In the latter part of July or early in August, and the courses will be, as usual, around the isle of Wight, from Cowes Koads to Cowes Roads a ;ain, and from Kyde around the Island and back. The distance Is about sixty nnles. Mr. Asbury then proposes that after these races are over there should be an ocean ra from Cowes to New York between his schooner Onmbria and the representative of the New York Yacht Club. This match Is to be for a cup or secytce of plate, value ?260; no allowauco of time to be tnude, and no restrictions as to canvas or number of hands. The very thing we want, for then, and then only, will an international race be decided. After the ocean race Mr. Asbury proposes to sail the Cambria against the same schooner, with the Royal Thames Yacht Club measurement and time allowance, the best of threo races around l,ong Island, in the event of the Cambria winning, she is to obtain the cup won by the America in 1861, and saould tho American schooner win Mr. Asbury will present to the New York Yacht club a cup value 1 at loo guineas. The terras of tho challenge are htralgntforward and wtll undoubtedly merit de served consideration. Th gauntlet haa been thrown down, and the Now York Yacht Club is called upon for a response. That It will gallantly reply it Is amost needless to say, for tho experiences of even tho past season prove that American yachts can hold their own against auy nation, be sides, such an event as an International contest wtll give additional energy to nil our yachtmen, will in crease mat spirit of rivalry productive of the most beueilciai results and will raise the standard ol \ sein ing to u standard not ye. arrived at. We cnn'airord to yield patiently to a defeat; but we inav rest as sured that Hit: American schooner, whichever it may bo, will bo selected with caro and judgment, and that her performance will afford Just cause for satis faction. If vanquished we can sail again and nguiu, until the lime when fearlessness, skill and gallantry? the proven charucterlsilcs of American yachtiuen? must bear with thorn their own reward before tho world. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.' A Day of Gladness. The past has been a happy week to both the old and the young all over tlie coantrv, except perhaps where the sunshine of Thanksgiving has not .vet penetrated. The members of families long separated made this the occasion of an unusually extensivo and cordial reunion, and all went merry as Thank* giving chimes. The churches In the city were all fully attended in the early part of the day, while In the afternoon and evening family parties assembled around the festive board and rendered thanks to the Cilver of all Good, with hearts full of joy, tempered with heavenly love. No doubt a good many of our restless, roving, adventurous people received a touch of grace from the many bcnlgu and softening influences of the occasion, the fruits of which, wo hope, may be witnessed in the continued progress of the Christian spirit throughout the laud. It is true crlmo lias been very recently detected In high as well as low places, aud that those who v.ere once considered among the most worthy and enttiled to tho unlimited contldeni o of the community, thoso who have sat lu the highest places in the synagogues and who may have contributed munificently to ecclesiastical liencflctarlcs inny havo fallen from grace and wickedly conspired to rob the widow and ilio fatherless. Others, with equally high reputations, may have taken advantage of tho loose Hem with which the artairsof the government are administered In some departments, especially in that of the revenue, and taken the most desperate and fraudulent means to realize colossal fortunes. It Is true that evou the Judicial ermine has been tainted with accusations or corruption, and that criminals are said to be allowed to go unpunished lu order that tho derelictions of the ofllcers of justice may remain hidden and unatoned for. Hut with all these evidences that Satan still lives and lias a dwelling place lu the midst of our highest and most fashion able circles, yet, nevertheless, God's sublime good ness aud unbounded charily are everywhere pro claimed, as well In the palaces of the rich as In the hovels of tho poor aud wretched; and after all wo are led to believe that while the corrupt may flourish for a time all permanent happiness goes hand In hand with an uusuliied repuUUou and a pure, easy and benign conscience. Thanksgiving Drey In Hye, N. Y.?Opening of CHrbrt Church. On Thanksgiving Day the new Christ church in the town of Rye, Westchester county, was opened lor regular service for the first time. A correspondent furnishes us with the following interesting particu lars of the event:? Two yeary next month tho former edifice was laid in ashes, bat to-day a nobler and more beautiful church points its steeple heavenward. Alter the usual opening exercises?souio flue singing by the ciiolr, Including those appropriate hymns, "rrune to God, Immortal praise," and "I Imve Thy Church, O God"?the rector, Itev. Hoo F. Also?), an noonced his text from Habafckuk, second chapter and twen'y-second verse, "The lord Is In Ills holy temple; let ad the car It keep silcn c beforo Jlitn." The speaker commenced by alluding to iho Taberna cle used by the children of Israel In their eirly wanderings, winch tab rn tcle or tent, though of huuible pretensions, was nevertheless filled with too glory of liod. Tho Lord was In It by the manifest symbol of ills presence. This gave'lt its P >wer?this girt It with awe. About five hundred tears afterwards the Tabernaete gavu place to tho Temple. Tho wandering trii?es ha I now become a mighty na ion; prosperity an wealth bad snccect'ed poverty, and .Solomon reared bia gorgeous Temple. And it i ante io pass that the cloud and the glory of tne l.or I niled the bouse. That crowned us nonor? that enshrined it in every Jew lull beat u liut on the m cond '('"tuple?that of Herod?no cloud rested: too pec ilinr token of Juhovah w is not there, but in place of It tne Jewish cyo seemed to read, "lebabod? the glory has dcparied I" Anil it had ueosrte l, un til one Sty stood ainidst lis courts the Fr> p.iot of Mazareth, when it could ua said again, "the i.ord Is In Hi' Holy Temple"?not tins time In eloady sym bol. tut in the very brlghtn -si of Im gloi ,? ,.nd the express Image of His person. The words of ibo text the reverend gentleman thought peculiarly appropriate to the present occasion. After long an i, to some of us, weary wait ing wo ilnd ourselves gathered this niornuig'ln our church, our wanderings seem ended. A sense of r-st meals upon us as we led that at last we have again a Uxed, commodious place of worship. Nor titc v e without a feeling of ju<t satisfaction as wo contemplate the work of our hands. Turougb diffi cult! which none but those who have hud to gr ip pie wttti thein can lulty appro mio the Vestry an t Ilultdtng Committee have ste;'. lily persevered and pre-s-d the work to its conciuoon. That work needs no comment. It speak* for it-elf. t speaks for Hi :it. it has not, In hvd, tho elat) .rife spl >ndor of tho Temple, nor Is it rich with sensu .as coloring. It iia^ not the long drawn visit mid tho fretted vault of the mlguty <atliedral; but for mitabh n ,* to s positii r. and uses, for propriety of pi'porti >us and chasteause and parity of style, u win rouimand Itself to every cultivated iniud. It standi us tho chaste, modest centre <>f a rural parish; u? inch It must be judged, and as such ti can well bear the Judgment, Hu wlulo all tills coiiimands our admiration and adtclmi li demands our reverence. The speaker liioti dwelt u ton the duty ot Christians?the i e m i til it Should vnlmate them when .11 tbe house of no l?the deep sob iiiiiity ami s.tcreiluess of His temple, and assured his htar. rs ilia,, 1I0 who had prouii.-cd t > i>o 111 He ir midst would never fail to overshadow them with his presence. When yon enter these pew* aud km- 1 in prayer, or stand in praise, or sit iu reveren tial heai lug, bolieve that Uie M later is near at hand limning inio your hearts, Knowing all your wauls, hearing all join thoughts, 'teeing all your desires? as near to you as He wai to i'cier when He looked upon hli.i after the clems'. * * ? Kvery wor diy taougtit that ming es with our p-?rer is as vocal >0 Hi? cur asine worils we utter. Ilence me need of our ever rcmeinbenug the Lord la hem Kcepsiteneo earth. In His presence oc hushed the clamoring lu terc is of tho world. ? * * 1 pon the eoun ry.it l.irgo Hod has this year showered li.s gills wi, 11 Uli accustomed bounty. Ue has *iven us, ou the whole, a fruitful season, lie has preserved to us the Messing* of peace, Ho bus guidecl os afier iho fierce excito ments of a national e oeiion into a haven aimi'Si, marvellously caiin. lie gives in, u WOUl I see in, tbe promiseoi a growing prosperity, and to keep us mindful of Him as the giver of ail good these thanks giving days are appelated. Let inls day carry up our hearts to lliin who has prospered our handi work?wuo has preserved beyond u.suut prec deut tne harmony of the parish, who has, it would seem, cast as lato the fires only that lie might tne mors snusiy it till us together and use u? the better for Ills work upon earth. To Ulin the prsiso I Not ur.to us, O, Lord, not uuto us, but uuto lhy name bo luo j i'mJ rhurrh is indeed a chaste and beautiful one. Its cost will be about |47,uoo, and thp Whole amount will be paid t?T Christmas. Tne dedication win pro bably take place in the spring, when the grouuds are lolly graded. The rental lu pews Is some (4,900, and In addltmn to this there were premiums paid en Haturdsy last of nearly the same amount. Almost every pew in the spacious editlce. which will seat nearly a00 persona, Is already tax-m. The size of the church is about ljo feet lu longin aud sixty feet In whltn. Twice has Christ chur u been destroyed by fire?once during tbe Revolution ary war and again some two yenr* since, rue ni*t edifice was erected some goo years ago. aud these aru roeords now In exlstc cie as in? back as 1710. Tho original land upon which the church was built w is fven by ijsi ?n Anne. To show what chlldreu can do will aay that the chancel window, tho wc"t window end the pretty designs at the top of the side win< low* were purchased ont of about 11,100 which the Hun day school raised and gave to the church. The lat pe chancel window is peculiarly the "children's wmi dow," and it appropriately represents Christ as blew* ingthcui. 'lite wardens of the church arc Sdmusl Havtland and Augustus Wiggin, and the vestryman, s. K. Matterlee, George Cornell, B. s. Ol instead, ? P. Webb, William MaJstead, Richard K. Chapman, R. s. Hay ward ami Howard 0. Cady. Nia organ was built by the Messrs. Odell, of New York, at a coat of |3,600, and is pronouneod a superb instrument. It is preaided over l>v Mrs. Benjamin If. Coder, and tba choir contains some of tba best taiout lu the country. Raising Illoney for Religions Purposes In New York. A religions contemporary states that to the rood people in the West and South, and elsewh >ro, who are Intending to come to New York to raise money for reiigous or edu cational purposes Just now, It has two words of advice:?Dou't come; and adds:?"The reason we havo for giving this advice Is not that we or the giving people of this city have less Interest than be fore la the wants and claims of foreign objecta that appeal to Christian sympathy, nor tnat there la less disposition or ability to give. What, then, can be the reason for advising applicants not to corner Sunply this?that the city has been and Is now so pressed with calls for lis contributions that really deserving and necessitous charities will stand a poor chance If ihey are presented at this time. We have not known the perm t in the last twenty-live years when so many culls were made at one tithe upon the bene volence of New Yorkers. Not a week, scarcely a day, posses without oar personal aid beiug sought to bring these calls beforo the churches. And there is no work In which we engage with a higher con sciousness of usefulness, ami therefore with a sin cerer satisfaction, than In promoting these efforts to raise money. But. with this fee ing we also Join the a-surance that at present there Is not much to en courage an increase of applications, aud we advise delay." The explanation of all which Is that the Devil has laid hold of some of tho most liberal of these religious ilouaiors, and they are all in a terrible Hosier. When Wail street gets easier and the revenue corruptlon ists are made to disgorge, probably there will be a little more case In the religious benevolent market., and itch sinners again let out their cash in conside ration ol .favors not grunted but expected In tiino to came. Is Proteatnntlam n Failure t The Ob.* rror (fresbytorlanj takes up the homily of I)r. Kwer, showing tho failure of Protestantism, ami calls that divine's attention to tbe following com parison of some Protestant and Roman Catholic couutrles. The statistics are compiled from a French work on the subject Taking Great Britain and Prussia as Protestant countries aud Fi ance and Austria as ('it.hollc na tions, wo And that where tweritv can rc.ul aud writo , in the former but thirteen, or little more than onc hair as many, can do so In the latter, lu sixteen ' Burop an countries one In every ten is at school In the Protestant nations, and but one in 124 In Catholic countries, or more than twelve limes us many Protestants as Catholics are thus educated. If we take six leading Protestant countries in Europe and six Catholic, In the iormer one news taper or inaga/.lne is published to everv a 15 of th ? Inhabitants, while In tho latter ihere is but one to every 2,71ft; that Is, about ten times as many news papers and magazines in proportion to ' he popula tion are published In these Protestant countries as In the embolic. The value of what Is each year produced by In dustry In .Spain is six debars to each inhabitant. In France seven dollars ami a half, in Prussia eight dollars and In Great Britain thirty-one dollars, or nearly Ave tunes as much as lu Spain and France,. There are about one-third more paupers in the Cath olic countries of Europe than In the Protestant, owing mainly to the numerous hoi days and tlie ignorance idleness and vice of Catholic lands. Three times as many crimes are committed In Ireland as in Great Britain, all hough there are three timei as many inhabitants in Great Britain as in Ireland. There are In Ireland slv times as many homicides, four tunes as many assassinations and from throe to four tunes as many melts as there aro In Scotland. In Catholic Austria there are four times as many crimes committed as ui the adjoining Pro testant kingdom of Prussia. Roman Catholic Movement*. The Tablet or the 2Stb instant furnishes the foi lowing Items:? The annual r.eneral Assembly of nil tlio member* of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith will take place on the 3d of Deo inner, in .sc. Vincent du Paul's cinircli. at eight o'clock In the evening. The Kev. Father Glrardey, rector of St. Alpliouau*' ciiurch. will preach on the occasion. tin Tuesday, November 17, Miss Fllza Hubener, In religion Sinter M. Agnes, and Miss Johanna M. Clure. in religion Slater M. Scholastics, received the wlilto veil In tlie chapel of the Convent of Mercy. The Most Kev. Archbishop presided at the ceremony and preached ou the ocean Ion. The Most Kev. Archbishop will deliver a sermon In the Church of the Nativity, Second avenue, near Se cond street, Kev. Win. Everett, part ?r, this (Sunday) evening, November 29, at eight o'clock. The pro ceeds will be applied to the beueilt of the poor of the parish. Tho Right Rev. John Sweeny, D. P., nishop of St. John, N. H.. has visited our city during the past week, on busln.ss connected with his diocese. The ?th of December, being tho feast of the Im maculate conception, is a stm t holiday of obliga tion. The faithful an, therefore, 011 that day en jo.ned to near mu- s and abstain from scrviie work. On Wednesday, November jh, the sacrament of contirniittoii was administered by the Most Kev. Archbishop In St. Mary's church, Grand and Kidgo streets, to 793 persons. Religious Notes. Rev. J. P. Taylor was Installed over the church at Middletown, Conn., Thursday fortnight. Kev. Dr. K. S. storrs, jr., complete 1 last Sabbath the twent . -second year of his pastorate oi the t hui i h of the Pilgrims, lirook'yn. A church of ton mouib -ra was org ml:"< 11:1 flunk 1, Kansas, (>?? ohcr 2j. Kev. J. Copland is .0 bavo Charge of It. Dev. John A. French, of Flushing, L. I., has a cepied the call of tho College atroot chorea of Hew Haven, Coun. James M. Bi.lings, of New Yor', propo s to g ? fio.noj towar .s flio erection of a t ou/r 1 m ,.i chuich at .Sontcrville, Conn., Ills summer residence. Mr. John P. Taylor, a graduate in tho last eir. r, Andov r, was ordained over the t-outli Cougrcga tioiial church in Middletown November Ft. , Rev. James M. Ludlow, pastor <>f th-- F ret Prrsliy tcrlan churcli of Albany, N. Y., has aec pted a can to the Collngia>e Dutch church of tins city. The eight Houthern conferences of the Northern Methodist Episcopal church, report a nei annual gain In membership of nearly forty-eight per cent. In 1?C7 t iey numbered tit,380 and now 102. ? t Tlie Gileu 1. Conn., Congregational church was de die nod on Thursday fortnight, and Mr. Allicrt W. Clark, a graduate of Hartford BeuUnary, woe or domed and inatail d as pastor. The christian Frmnnan calls the attention of the ministry to the fa?'t that tho time is near at Pa id when they can by wise prearrange.u-ut, get op a series of revivals 011 t.ie sub act 01 religion. The /mfuprnderif thinks John It. Gou.'h le guttlo-* ohi bcesnee he has celebrated Lie silver weddfiig. l ob 1 iv d ar ? twenty-dve years .n in ? life of a mart liKcGoavhf 'ihey win haruly put a Is ad ouhisoid Monoiigstisla. K'r v. W. If. H. Murray, lato of Y.'. ?t Merlden, Conn., was duly i.i.-ulied pu-tor of lark street church, Boston, on the evening <f Nov miber ii Mr. Murray is to have a sauiy of uud tl,cjo to ??move" witu. M laga has set the example of religions t iieratlcn by a-' a.lug a piece of ground for the emotion < ?* ?? Jew isti svnu'fo m ?. Whereupon i.e./' 1 '? .gesso. >jrr egclaiais, " 1 ue Guardian of lsiael nciiucr siuin bers n?r sleeps 1" The movement In favor of fem.v'esiiTra go Is taking a religious turn, lu good old days, ,i-> we re.ni, "Wi'iboii were last at ttie crest.'' In a few more yean that beautiful Idea, so expressive of woman's tenderness and love, wu be changed to women !a-t ar the polls," followed by Biddy Hun ?? in eie 'ted aidermau from the sixth ward." "II array' iiuii.i l,al>">!" ' Mi' k. hold my skirt while I go and liquor." Wu it a ch.utgj I The fnak. rs are exhibiting a missionary spirit. They n? ? I prusilytes or they wilt die out alto goi.ner before many years, On ?inc 1.tn lust, representatives of iuo dliferent 'halter societies hei l % meeting fir wor-iup in the Molunaon, M stop. Frederick W. Evan*, a trader in the central society at 1.0'uuiii, delivered a discourse on Die "Creation nnd Kail ot Matt," In which he stated and deieuucd the peculiarities of the bbaker fail*. 'i ne win of George Bristol, deceased, formerly of Troy, wss admitted to probate a day of two sipm. The property disposed of uino.iuis to iiuint gl.'j.U'H'. and In ad Hlion to the bequests to t! e lui 111 v of Ms. lii.ik'ii, who receive the b ilk of his fortune, theioi lowlng legacies were made to charitable Institutions Iti New York city .?To the AmeBicuii I'nble Society $6,000; to the Missionary Society ot r'.te Meiluullrt Ohntcn, $1,000; to the A mem an Permit- Guardian society, $l.'??o; to the New York I adies' lirme Mis ?iuuary Society of the Methodist CUurca, it,000. It was stated at the lato twenty-lift h .uutiversarv of the ordination of Kev. T. YV. J. Wydc. D.D., of the First Reformed i'resbytetlatt church of Pin ndelphta that the suit In claim of the Chutcli property uia<!e by tho minority who adhered to the action of the Synod winch expelled George 11. smart ml been withdrawn. Mr. .smart presided at this meeting in honor of his pastor, Dr. Wvde. whoso fa;her had preceded him In the care of the church, and whose liioiucr was prevent, celebrating at tne ?.i tin Gat her eighty-ninth birthday. Anon or the tm>icand of the Scottish version of the Psalms were 1 re teueitoher, aid a puree of $1,600 t? Dr. Utile. During the quarter Of acemuryof Dr. vvyiie's pas torate 1,7A? me ib it have been admiiud. svers-giuji sevcuty-une nicin .era each year. iLf.wtua or Uov. jAaes Anvotn.-He New Bed for<i todNrtard of the $7th mat. says >'??*?? "H?n. Jig...a Arnold, at three o'clock yesterday morning, bad a very severe at trl <>r paralysis, winch seemed to ihrcun an Immediate termination oLhia MfO, lie remained ttirouHh yeetenlay in a very feeble stale. TimiIm ii# 1 fgth0f morf cofnforiftHia Mil iq fu ! >^K)|| of Hf l1"*1 pitvRiuiif bt'vu atUwkwl wuh