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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
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.
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.
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
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
?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.
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.
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 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 *.
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.
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
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
I The Commissioners of charities and Corrections
hove ordered a billiard fatiie for tne new IneoriaM
I Asylum on Ward's is.ami.
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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 !
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