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Among the Kuins of Pagan
Temples and Christian Shrinos.
The Porte Accords lite Old Veteran
the Honors of Royalty.
Where Mr. Sewurd Went, How He Went aud
Wiiat He Saw?Interesting Airlia?oloeical
Constantinople, jnly 12. is?i.
*lr. Seward and party left this capital yeHterday
for Vleuua m one of ihe Austrian Lloyd steamers.
On the 10th too had an audience of llio Sultan, to
thank him for the very gracious hospitality received
from him, not only dunnx his visit to ills capital,
but ever since lie entered his empire at Suez, on the
Red Sea. The Khedive, or "Satrap" of Egypt,
treated him with great distinction and hospitality,
not. only becausc he mainly merited it by bis age and
act-vices to his own country and to the great universal
cause of humanity, but also on account of
the orders to that effect sent him by the Sultan's
commands. It must also be added that His Highness
Ismail I'aclia Is one of the most hospitable of
prlnccs and most generous and noble in all he does
for dlstlugul-bed persouages visiting Egypt.
At Constantinople Mr. Seward roceivod during lit*
hurt visitor ten davs every possible expression of
honor and esteem from all of the Sultan's Ministers.
It was a source or ranch regret to him, I am sure,
iliat he was unable to make tiie personal acqualnt?nce
of his Highness All Pacha, the Grand Vir.ler
and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and this especially as
It occurred on account of bis present rather serious
illness. Wnat Mr. Seward was to the United States
during their late civil war All Pacha has been to
Turkey for a great number or years. Ills connection
with tne government covers a pi-rind of ft
quarter of a century, an>l during that period he lias
mieu ull 01 tho highest offices in the uift of his
sovereign. The preservation to Turkey of the
Island of Candia may saiely be attributed to his
excellent judgment, his conciliatory policy and to
the prestige and reputation wnlcli ho enjoys all over
the world as a statesman. Of :i feeble frame, he has,
lue many public men, been overworked, and lor
some months past his strength has begun to tall.
Lately a severe cold fell upon his cheat and gave
rise to general alarm lest the Sultan should be deprived,
by ill health, of his services at the head of
his govern meat. There Is no doubt that the regret
was a natural one, for there Is a natural sympathy
fcetwecn men who have figured so long and so eminently
lu the destinies 01 tholr respective countries.
tn my previous letters I havo endeavored not only
to iutorm you of the uttenilous shown Mr. Seward
here by the government, but also to give you some
Idea of what lie saw In the ancient capital of the
East. Unable from his infirmities to visit uud examine
the Sultan's military and naval and other
establishment?, cucli as his colleges and educational
edifices of a public character, he was compelled to
limit himself to those buildings within his reach on
me water's edge. He visited itie greater numb rof
Ills palaces anil kiosks, ami drove to the famous
Weven Towers, once the prison of foreign ambassadors
and the death sceno of many a high functionary
of the Ottoman government, in ?ays hapttily
long since gone oy, ror the purpose ol seeing tne
new railroad, In which the Sultan takes a very
cieat interest, and then passed round lite walls of
the capital011 the land side.
These wal's are certainly Just now "yuite ont of
repair," as the cockney once remarked, and are In
a very dilapidated condition. This, however, only
serves to add to the historical Interest with which
fhey Inspire every modern visitor, even from the
New World. At the Seven Towers is the famous
({olden Cate," through which the emperors of the
Lower Greek EmpireMilled torth 10 make war upon
neir north 'rii foes, ami lino which they returned m
triumph alter their victories. The next uio>t interesting
portion of tne nails is mat near to mo
Capu, or Canon (late, when the last Emperor, ConUautln
1'aleolo^us, lell, wmn h'.t.capital became the
property of its conqueror, Mohammed II., 14./4. Alay
su, just seventy-eight years before tne discovery of
America by Columbus. The vicinity of tins gate is
11 deep ravinp, und there tne fatal at'ack was niatio
which resulted so di-.i-strou.ily tor the l.ower
Umpire. Their condition is now Just as the
ouqueror made it; you can almost Imagine
lue scene of the last (lav ot the cll.v of ihe Consian
tines. Tho moat, wlucn tue history of this
period states was ailed up with dead Turks, Is now
partly fl'ted up and used as a place lor the production
of vegetables, as there i.ow rcmitlus no trace
ot the bones of tho lli-lated comiuerors, it may be
supposed that much of them have been absorbed In
the lood of tliclr successors, and so anted lu promoting
the theorj of a metempsychosis. The
turret where the Fraperor fell ami was lost even to
lus own p< ople stauds prominently at the base of
the valler, overgrown with tig trees and evergreen
Ivy, tho soie mouumen'S of so much devoted patriotism
ana self sacrifice.
As if to servo for the purpose of Inspiring quite
other reflections, close by tills spot the traveller
ee- live sennit hral stones, the inscriptions of which
siate that ihey were erected over the heads or the
unions ah rarua ui .muuiiiu, ms sons ann grandtons,
win) had rebelled against the sovereign, the
thb ril.acf of THE orefk fmpkror9.
At the northeast. exiremlty of the walls they :tre
gull in cxcelleut preservation. It was there that
tood Hi'' t'aluce which nerved as the ias' resiiieurn
of f tie Ureek emperors ana Is the scene of the
novel or Walter Scott, the Crusaders," wherein
< ount Uobcrt of Pari-* acted to prominent a part.
Beneath thfin is the I'rtson of the a nemo, wherein
so many princes of the (ireek imperial lamily Hiti.?ieu
'luw eeatns in nurkness. Most oi them hud
their oyes put out by hot irons, and souiot-vcn
wcic di prived ot their tuuRiics?the policy oi barbarous
t'hri-t.iaa) times. The rifle or drive wtrlilu
Ui<- city is lar trout aureeable, aud Mr. Seward next
couunucl his excursion bevond tiie extremity of
the colli n Horn by the pines where lo was delivered
of the child to which thl.< splendid potnt
vwe? its name, to what is railed by I.nropeaus the
"awect waters" of Kiuope. Here the Nil tun lias u
summer house, or kiosk, and a splendid garden,
aiomr-dde of which Hows the stream callod
in ancient times the I'jdaria. There is
uothlug pei'iihurly remarkable lit this spot. la the
early spring Juct, when green vciretatlou uuraets
ilie people or Hie capital away from the muddv
(reels and trelltssed wintio.va to sees relaxation
Uom the contemplation oi nature, vast numbers
visit the meadows or the plain of tiio Swcn Waters,
luit in July the early heats aud droughts render
It only the scene ol ueparieil glories.'1
sew aim and i'llk 8i1aan.
The Sulfan granted Mr. Seward an audience in
Mis immense and splendid I'alace oi Dolinn-ltaktcua,
on ih<' Hosphorus, a spot much favored n.y ins ancestors.
'Die lo'-.ai uapers, which here ns well as in
ui hi. r countries piuctrate lor news even the mo??
vac red of precincts, relate that His Imperial Majesty
received him in oue of the Unest saloons of Ins
palace, and, alter politely requesting turn to be
sea'ed, himself took a seat close to him, and then
ine sovereign ol Turkey and a sovenu^n ol the
..xni.iie hjil u ltt<>1 gk*icr??rl rfnriiil roiiiPtM.ilinii
together. The Sultan i^ked nliii about his travels,
uud whet Iter lie hart entoyed Ills visit to Stambonl,
Mini added lnnv nun u pleasure I' gave Ini.i
to t>ecome personally acquainted wltli one of
whom he ha<l in past years heard so much.
Mr. Seward. It may well tie presumed, made
* proper response 10 me iriendiy welcome, ami exprvsseu
hi;- own sausiaciion on making III* Majesty'*
acquaintance. lie tiiHtiKed lnni, not only for nix
renerou* hospitality throughout tits empire, whereever
lie had lieen, but particularly for the facilities
nilered him for seeing his capital, where he had ?>cen
so many muunltlcctit ediriccs t>*|oiiiilug to Him Majesty.
in front of 1110 palace lay the Hnltan'a
lion elan slnps-of-war, and, pointing to them
ihiuuirh an open window, he asked Mr. Seward
whether he had t>een able to examine them.
Mr. Seward regretted greatly that he had
not, but lidded that he greatlv admired
tuern, and had received innch mforiuaiion
regarding ilieir numlier (fourteen) and ntrenglli, but
with the hope thai Ills Maicsty might not he required,
fni many years, at least, to use iheui, either
m a means for oflencu or deieoce. It is also stated
ttial Mr. Seward invited Ills Majesty, wltea next he
went on his navels, to cross over the .Mlanlie and
*iMt Uii< i n I led stales of America, and that tlio Mil'an
< niireased his lenrei that, much as he would be
pi at me,i to see ho ureal ami flourishing a country,
>e siiciered mucu from the sen, and could not
|>i 'iuise him to *?. so iar over tho terrible ocean.
i lie interview is said to have greatly mantled Mr.
mm ? i.*"?' he^Pokeor it to 111* frlrnda with mm u
auaiacrion. He found the sultan a most intelligent
7 , ll' mrtn, animated uy very kind ami
generous feelings ami mgliiy favorable to his own
Jl. 4 ut he seemed to be well iniormed,
-n ? ^'r- reward's departure almost
an or the Americans of Constantinople went on
lizard the steamer to hid him farewell. 'Iho
a'fuui'r immediately hi'Hted ttjo dear old ''Star I
0p?ngl?il Banner" on itn mainmast aa a mark or
honor an<l respect for the KrH.it statesman, and lert
up the Boupborua lor the Black Sea. on its amv.il
on the 0I1J Castle Mohamed jI., called tho "Roomcil
HuiHar," where stands the beautiful "Robert College,:l
on the highest tower ol whleli also floated the same
national colors of the Kreat republic, surrounded by
monuments oi barbarous times, wherein mankind
was arrested in Its advanced toward Intelligent
ctTtlt/.alion. on the terrace of the college stood I)r.
Hamlin, one of the most laborious and intrepid of
American citizens, together with 120 pupils and
some thirty of hia workmen, and gave Mr. Seward
"three tlmw threo" with splendid effect. Tne
ateamer lowered her own Austrian colors and dipped
ai.-o the American, aud her paaaengera and crew, as
If Inspirited by the scene, took up the theme and
til A I'Ollttlft' :uul lis imn:i?< ?. ivifli a limit
Hearty response.
Constantinople, July 14, 1871.
In my last I gave you some account of the visit o
Mr. Bewani U) this capital, and the cordial reception
offered lain by the Ottoman government. Hits Health
was too feeble to allow hltn to visit many of the
pnblic establishments of the government, and yet be
seemed to take pleasure lu seeing the monument*
of architectural art existing on the Bosphorua. To
enable him to accomplish tills with as little tatlgu?
as possible tbe Sultan placed some of his own earring.-s
aud a light steamer or bis uavjr at bis service,
on walch ne could approach the wharves on tbe
shore aud so embark and disembark without tbe inconvenience
of lantfuiy In a boat. in these state or
court carriages he and his party vl::ltecj the heights
of the city proper and mude visits to tbe Ministers of
Siato at their several departments, and In the latter
be examined all of tbe Sultan's splendid palaces and
kiosks (smaller palaces tor summer uso only) on
the Uobphorud. Wherever be was the carc of the
Sultan for his comfort was clearly visible. Hesldes
extra carriages and horses for himself and party,
refreshments, In the form of Icecreams, coffee,
pipes and cigarettes, were provided for him. In tho
steamer ho made only two excursions?one up tho
Bosphorus to tbe lilacs Sea, and tne other to tho
island of Prlnolpl?the resilience of Biacque Bey?
for tue purpose of making him a formal call. In
both cases splendid dejeuners were served up for
him. ami he never rorgot, on both occasions, to toast
mine hoaL the Pus tan.
VP TflK B08Pn0RlT8.
Mr. Seward was much interested In lita pleasant
excursion up the beautiful straits of the Hosphorus.
He took pleasure In hand# pointed oat to htm the
most important points?important for their historical
and mythological connections. Starting from
the splendid port of Constantinople, called the Qolden
Horn, aftei the child of the Priestess Io, born at its
extremity, where two streams of fresh water flow
into it and wiiere once stood a pagan temple, he
had only to turn to the opposite shores o( Asia and
see the spot where ihe same priestess. In tne form
of a cow, plunged into the Straits and passed over to
the European sldo, and then Ailing up the port,
Just named swam up to Its Head waters, thus giving
the name of Kosphorus (the passage or the cow)
to the lovely stream, along which he was about lo
prooeed to the Ktixine, or inhospitable Blaotc Sea.
The little port or harbor, into wiilcn Io plunged
in her metamorphosed state, Is still called the
"Port of the Cow," a name perpentated by tradition
through so long a eerie* of centuries.
Above and mound this little port Is the city of Scutari.
once known as Chrysopolla, or the Golden City,
and just below ts that of Cadi Kiery or Cbalcedon, the
Hcene of one of the most interesting of the great ecumenical
counctlH ol Christianity. In the latter city the
Goddess Proserpine ami the goJ Apollo were worshipped.
each iu their respective temples, on tne site
ol which are now tile Christian Chinches, Catholic
and (;r?.ek, both erected to the Mother of God. Just
where lie embarked in his little steamer history
ai:d tradition : tatesJason r e->ted his crew ol tho
Argo before pushing on to the shores 01 colchls,
In search of the (.olden Fleece. Wnat a vast period
Ot time these data cover! What a vast tielo lor
reflection to the veteiau patriot ol the New World
of this period, totally unknowu even to the prophets
of the ohi Testament l on tho elevation shown him
once stood a temple dedicated to Ai>ollo. in which,
perhaps, the woari'-d mariners uoin Greece offered
up prayers to iins god, wuo bad the faculty, divine.v
>w>ainma<l Kr Iitnthil' nf l ? ?nuforrlnrr hlmaulf iiitn 1k.
dolphin, and so traverse all straits ana scat?.
At the same .spot whero he embarked Mohammed
II., iTic conqueror of Constantinople. in which it is
said Ho found more priests than soldiers, landed
his little licet of row Intuit*, nu which he hoisted also
wills, ami so pa?*M up the ravine to the tieijihborlng
neiguta or Pena; ?nd thence descending in
the opposite gorge, landed ilieni in the Golden Horn,
to ine aniazeuien: of the Genoese and Greek* of Ualaia
and Constantinople. In this many of his own
troops passed over and attacked the latter where It
w.i considered invulnerable.
Close by i? the Mosque ol the mother of the late Snltau.
Abd-ul-Mejld, and the magnificent rahice of
IJolma Haktcha. where UU Imperial Highness now
resides, partlv salaam-like (tor tho sun an) and
paitlv nareiu (for hi- wives and their Circassian aiteridnnts,.
Beyond iIlls Is a large edifice occupied
by the sous oi ills lain foro her, sp< tiding their lives
In rotiremedi aud liucuon, while they might,
under a wise court regulations, he cmploved
in the various branches of the administratis.
Tills is a grave error; and it Is believed that
His Imperial Majesty, who is so wise aud lirui, will,
ere long. correct It.
From the waters of the Golden Horn to the Black
Sea iliere are some tilteeu or eighteen miles. On
botn tho European aud Astatic shores villages
nwetl villages without any Interruption. Kach point
offers a new. varied and expansive scene of beauliful
nature, auimited with art. Kveu the neighboring
lulls are 'covered witu habitations of varied
colors and forms. Interspersed with gardens, fruit
trees, vineyards and flower beds of every possible
Beyond t he "Devil's Caverns" (a misnomer for one
who deals oniy lu Ore and brimstone), the One Bay
of lieock, and oa the opposite side, in Asia, that of
the "Heavenly Waters" (well named) struck upon
the view. In the former is tho residence of the
Grand t'liler. All Pacha, at the present moment a
serious mvadd, aud those of several other ot the
highest functionaries of the Sublime Porte, lutuc
low valley oi me latter the Sultan lias a fine kiosk,
around which thousands of visitors spend Friday
afternoons in tne warm season. Just beyoud these
ara tne two romautic castles called the Koomali and
Auadoil Hlssars, one built by Mohammed II. and
the other by his father, so as 10 cut off all iniorcourse
between tho Black sea and the doomed city
of Constant me.
Above the former, ou the top of a lofty edifice
erected on the hill side, floats tne starry oanuer of
the icpubiic oi the OnKed States ol America, and
Mr. Seward gazed upou It with peculiar attentton,
as if 10 count, the stars which It coniaiued. and sec
If, Indeed, tney were ail there. Scarcely had he Inscn
able to verity the fact that none are wanting, bat
that ten more nave been added to It, when more
Iu:ui a nuiniren voices rem mr air wun impassioned
hurrahs 10 iho 111:1 n who aided to try, aud socnie.Untlv,
to Keep these same siarj In that, national
emblem of liberty ana prosperity. Immediately tlic
111 tie American (lag on the bow of the steamer responds
to the animation, ami all men's eyes seemed
lor a moment to glisten with emotion and pleasure.
Kvory one in the steamer barc.l his head, elevated
their hats above them, and the ladies waved their
handkerchiefs in response to the hearty greeting
of Dr. Hamlin and the 1J0 pupils of Kobert
college. Surrounded by bo many reminiscence of
Hie past, the Iouk forgotten, misty past, one may
readily inquire his views fconceruiiig the leellngs of
Mr. Seward as sued a m^ans of fortification. Long
iii:ij this noble institution or learning and liberty
cunl iquo to exist beside its cruuibll ig brother of a
Bourbon age. us a monument of noble American
llix'rty Hnd Human philanthrophy.
Mere agnln t.ho current became stronger, and
the little member of the more celebrated ago had
to oonteud against the waters or the inhospitable
Knxine, ns they move around, like all other things
of tula world, Into the lost ocean of oblivion.
Jll vi Khl.lt hi.
In another short half hour ?he Is In the prettier
bay of the Bosiihorus, that or lieyeus. in which tn?;
allied fleets of Ungland, France, liaiv aud lurkev
wero assembled previous to penetrating into trie
Black Sen In search of the Hnssian fleet and
the fortresses ol Sebastopol. Beyond it He the
hills or Bujukdcre, In which, It is said. Godfrey de
(loulilon and Ills auni of Crusaders nere eiicampod,
aud whereon many or the fore.an Ambassador* nave
tneir ummer residences. Then, wav to tuo ri<rht,
there are a series of points covered witu lorutlcatious,
beyond which there Is a long cxpausc of
wafer?the Kuxtne Sea. As Hie steamer passes the
forts t.tie lull of the drum Is heard aud the standard
01 the sultan is displayed?and wnu li. thouuh it
contain* but one line star, is very like h whole Half
of the Moon, tun showing that daylight has nut yet
I'miv 4awued upon the country which tliey represent?In
honor of the Sultan's Court.
I lie heights along which Mr. Seward now passed
once poises" '.I a tempie to Jnpiter Uranus, where
the Argonaut1" stopped to ofler up their devotions to
th. ;;rmt <.ocl of visible attuic. Close by Is the
scene or Hie conflict of Pollux with Aniycus,
the King of the country, and ui the nclglii>6rlnR
heights * ilium's uravc shown where the latter
was hurled. Tnure also grew tho "ora/lna laurel,"
which -pr-ad nils'orune among the crews of vessels
in tho remote times ot mythology.
At lengh Mr. i-eward reaches the far-lamed
t'tertaa ro.:ks, on which sti'l stands the remains of a
Itomiiu Pagan altar, where they were wont tooirer
aai.rlfle.ci to ;he power of Neptune in this portion >
ol nu aquatic domain. Rnyotid thoni there Is no*
thlug but a vast expanse of dark waters, here and
there beln/ a distant or adjacent sail, either seeking
aw entrance into tfce noaphorus or wending Its way
to the iiioio remote regions of the terrible Black
3<oii Jus wav t^ac* Mr. Seward stopped at what Is
callei the Sultan's Colly, ' for tlie purpose ol visitlug
th<vapl0"llltl l-gJP'ian Kiosk, now owned by His
Serono/M't"*'/. the gut of the Viceroyal family or
Kavpt, After examining it he entered carriages
sent. iDere by the sultan, and drove up the beautiful
valier to ste another one, constructed In the style of
a 9wiA? chalet, and then steamed down u* Bos
pnoruf where be rested.
______________________ . _ j
NIBLO'S Garokn?Zihmikman's Benefit.?The
annual benefit or Mr. J. A. Zimmerman, the Treasurer
of Nihio's Uanlen. caine oIT yesterday aiternoon
au'l evening, Taking Into consideration the Inclemency
of the weather?an Inclemency mat marked
the thermometer among the nineties?there was a
more crowded attendance than could have been reasonably
anticipated. Had all Mr. Ztrumerman'a
lriends been present of course the theatre wonld
uot have been capacious enough to accommodate
them, so popular and so universally esteemed
Is the courteous ajjd obliging 1'rcu^urer. When
the curtain lell at th?* conclusion or the tlrst
piece Mr. Zimmerman stepped on the front
of the stage with the brnstjueness aud ease
of manner which are his characteristics, whlfi
hat In hati4, and said tnat he sincerely ttiauked the
audience Tor attending in such large numbers on
oue of the hottest nights ot the summer, and to
mark by their presence in thai oppressive atmosphere
their appreciation of his services a* Treasurer,
lie coold only thank ihem, us he did, most Bincerely,
and wnh those thanks he would unite rho ladles
and gentlemen behind the curtain, the orchestra
and ail the otllcers ot the theatre. As the performumse
would be somewhat protracted he would uot
detain tlicin any longer, but wish ihem all "good
night." Air. Zimmerman was greatly applauded us
he gracefully bowed a msolf awav. The bill included
a dramuMc and a mu?ical performance. and, apart
from the fact ot it being the Treasurer s benetit, was
In llseir an attraction that it was almost wo: th while
enduring the heated atmosphere of the theatre to
wlluess and listen to. The llrst place was O'Keefe's
oomeily of "Wild oats." wltn Kdwln Adams as
Hover aud I'auilne Markham as Lady Amaranth.
It was worth the price of admission to see Pauline
as a pretty blonde Quakeress, dressed in the dovecolored
silk and charming simplicity of the
Friends In the days or old. Those who
8 aw her In "The Bluck Crook" as the
Queen of the Fniry Realm, wtth her scanty
clothing, must liavo involuntarily smiled at the remembrance
and the prude ami prim reality In
which she presented herself on the same boards
last night. This was followed by a "grand olio entertainment,"
in which Miss Kmina Howsou and
Hanoi operti gave the famous "hllxir d'Amore,"
and the entertainment ot the evening was brought
to a 0Io8? by a rarco, "The Widow's Strategy." in
which "Little Vic," the brilliant child actress,
assisted by her mother, Mrs. Virginia Donaldson,
appeared as Fanny, Mar ah and Walter.
At Home.
Charles Foster has just completed a new military
drama, which succeeds Poole's "sniu Fane," at the
At i.1qs Kdwin's, to-morrow night, Kelly A Leon's
Minstrels will produce "The Belles of tho Kitchen"
and "Carry the News to Mary."
Miss Lotta opens at Booth's to-morrow eventnsrln
"Little Nell and tho Marchioness," In which sho
nan already so greatly matingusucu iicrsou.
At Wood's Museum "David Garnck" will coutlnuo
to run during the ensuing week. On Friday evening
next Mr. U. c. Ilonltace will take his benefit.
"Humpty Dumpty" will be reproduced after next
week, 111 graud style, at the Olympic Tlieatre, until
which time the theatre will be closed lor the pcrfcct?
ing of the arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence sailed for liomo
yesterday In the steamer Russia. Mr. Florence is
engaged to produce his new play, "Elleou Oge," at
the Grand Opera House this season.
Miss Isabel Dallas Glyn will shortly raak^ her first
appearance on the stage in this country. .She will
open at boston, where she commenced her "readings"
In this couuiry, and will come thcnco to thin
'Cast Dpon the World" will be bronght out, at
Wood's Museum, Chicago, in September, in accordance
with arrangements made with Mr. John K.
Mortimer. The piece has been expressly writ ten for
him by U. E. Newton.
Charles E. Newton has written a drama ror C. F.
Pur-loeand his talented pupil, Master bniileu, a boy
eight years of age, entitled "Out at Sea." Negotiations
are now pending tor Ira production at one of
the principal theatres In the city.
Nibio's Garden will tie closcd during the present
week, pending alterations. It will be reopened on
the 21si, with Fritz as J. K. Emmet, or inet rerun.
The man and the eiiaracter are so thoroughly identified
it is difficult to tell one lioni the other.
At Ban Francisco Hall John Jack will have a com
liiiiiicutai y ut'uciu uu rut* uitiu.i ui av, iuiu iunut <>u
Uie eve 01 tils departure irom tlie citv. no win pu?y
lu "Tlie Last Man," in which he is said to be me
legitimate successor or Blake. He win also appear
lu one act ot "Falslalf," his specialty. Miss I'auiiue
MarKtimn will also appear here. At present she is
nt Ui fiord Station, h. I.
The new Lafayette Guard came out in lull force last
nlglu at irving Hall on the occasion of their grand
conce it, givtu by the Dand and members and friends
id the regiment. The exercises commenced at ei^ht
o'clock, and l>y that hoar nearly every member of
the toriis, equipped nnu adorned a la nUlltalrc,
had taken their plaoos, determined upon an
evenings enjoyment. The band first played
tne "Military Overture;" next "Urtlliaut Vanatioo,"
irom Hon Pedro Dorrego's "Laa Florea
ile Mayo;" "Romance do Salon" aud "tiuutuor,"
irom "Kiguletto." A granite /.mfaiSiS
noon tUe "Marsediaise" was then played by Mile.
Euiiile Knauss, wnu great effect; alter which
"Ailleiix n la France'- was huu* by Monsieur Cavla.
The second part of tho .programme consisted of
Auber's overture to "I'm Dlavolo," a solo on the
flute bj Mr. V. llutler, a duet by Messrs. Cay la aud
liall, a solo on the hautboy by Mr. (Jrare, unil ;>ot
piiurri by the orcncstra. Mr. Fred, Zuuhg conducted
tho band. The object or the concert was to
pay the expenses of ami equip tho tnemoeis of tho
baud becoming to their position as one of the oldest
organizations of the city.
mus I.villa Tlionm.son arrived In New York on
Friday evening per steamship Queen. accouipauad
By her new Kuropeim bnrlnmi troupe. she
appears to have been quite successtul in selecting
talent and beauty, having brought across Home of
the most dazzling ladles from the London staue.
Tno iollowing are a lew of the troupe ami tnclr antecedent:?
MtM IJ:Hle Traey, a blonde of commanding
appearum-ft, and w one of the Hint nam
huriosq.io actresses from the Vaudeville Tneatre.
Miss Cornellie /uridnl, a brunette, has been siuglng
contralto in the Uraiul Rugllsh Opera in London
anu conies now direct irom the Theatre llorai, Manchester.
Miss Lotta Mira, a pMlte of considerable
ability, has just left tho boards of the Royal Allred
Theatre, London. Miss Tilly Karle is a (lark brunette,
with a itf'itn figure. she is a piquanto
soubrette and has played for a long time
In Australia. For some time pact sho has been engaged
at the opf'ra Conuque, London, where she
flamed considerable prestige. Miss Kate Kdgerion
* considered a beauiliul creature of ul>out eighteen
oummers. she has a charming face and an excellent
voice, which she has been exerclsiug with great
effect at the London Lyceum Theatre. Miss Mlilio
Cook is a brunette, with a handsome figure and good
voice. She hus recently played at Drury Lane.
M'ss Camille Dubois is just irom the Itoyal Adeiphi,
London. She is a tail brunette, of French extraction.
very ttyltell in licr appeanut04, said to be
Highly cultivated as a muMcian and la
a clear eopruao. Miss Kate Hcathcote, luie
of the Koyal Princess' Theatre, London, has
a lovely fBtr face and a flirurc hc.i C.ltgantf. II.
Montgomery has been dolne the light comedian at
the Priuoe of Wales' J heat re for a longtime past,
an t seeks a change on the American boards. John
breyer la a comedian and grotesque dancer of conaidcrabie
pretension*, lie lias lelt an engagement
at Drurv Lano Theatre. Hairy Hechett and Wilho
Kdouin will take iheir former positions. Michael
Connolly will be musical director. Supported by a
lull chorus and a numerous ballet, Lydut will appear
at Wailack's, on Wednesday evening, in a new version
ol "Line Beard,"'preceded by tno larce of "Give
a hog a Had Name," tno theatre being closed nntil
that lime lor rehearsals. The indomitable Alexander
Henderson Is expected to arrive liete to-morrow
(Moud.gr) m (tie French steamer I'ereire.
nrlfllngn Abroad.
Mile. SctwcHer has married a nobleman.
Fattl will receive ^0,000 francs for her ton performances
with tie Italian Optra Company at Hamburg.
Several of the Parts papers contradict the rumor
of the serious Illness of Mine. George ttaud, for
which there is happily no foundation.
The oace retnaricable prodigy on the piano, Master
Artnur Napoleon, is now grown to manhood,
married, ami I* settled in Rio Janeiro, as a partner
lu an opulent miMc.ti Urm.
Donizetti's celebrated opera, "Anna Boiena," wm
produced ar Her Majesty's, lirury lane, Loudon, lor
the first time tu twmtj years, on the 1st oi August.
Mile. Tltlens appeared as Anna Koleuu ami Madame
Ulnico as ner attendant, Jane Seymour.
Mgnor Mcrcadanle'a "Leonora'' an?l A liber's
"Ilaydee" have been translated Into .Hpumsii ami
sm coaMttlly produced at the Zarzuela, Madrid. It
is stated <>u the authority of tne /VC(?w/?,ix> that
HiKiiora Scol/. will sing In Madrid during the soa8oii
and .setfia Destin during the whole season.
Tromcnade concern will be revived at C'ovem
Garden, London, on tun Nth of Aujrust, under tlio
dtrtrilon of Mr. ftevl^r*. of the Alhnmbra. Mr. Mapleson
will ri new his winter serin* of Italian opera
at cheap prices ?r. Co vent iianleu in Novemtier and
Dei-ember, and at Christmas Mr. A. Harris will have
the covent Warden Theatre for pantonine.
A reason of Kngllsn opera will oom* off ar the St.
James theatre, under the direction of Mrs. John
Wood ami Mr. Uenrr llersoe, commencing In .sep.
teinber. Anionic the artists engaged to nppe.tr are
Miss Hose Hcn>ec, Madauie Floicnro Laucu ami
Miss B. cole; Mr. Sims Beeves, Mr. Hjrmu, Mr. Connei
and Mr. Henry Ciivo llcrsee, ac. The musical
arrangements will tie under the direction or Mr.
Sidney Naylor and Sir Julius Benedict. The Colleen
Bawn," by sir Julius Benedict, Macfarren s
Hobio Hood" and Wallace's "Lurlme" win ih?
among iiic operas produced.
The Crnfsp of the New York Ynrlit
(irrtnd Bnnqiift Tfiiderril to the Memhrrs by
Ihf Eastern Yarht Hub.
Boston, AuguM I'J,
Crowd* of visitors Inspected the jacht (loot to-day,
th(i owners of each yacht extending all the courtesy
iuul hospitality that the occasion required. The
majority of tUe yachts left NantaaKet road* and
anchored In Uostou Uurbor, thus aflnrdlnir the inllilliltmifa
t.f Iha nltv an nimnrl 11 nit IT nf vi.?a'lntr tflft
finest collcotlon of beautiful yachts tnat ever augembled
together. M>?uv of the vessels convoyed
guens on pleasure trips, nut tlie greater number
reuialued al anchor the entire day. In * he evening
wai srtren to the New York Yacht Club at the hotel
nt Point Shirley, un Institution, by the wny. remarkable
Tor Us unrivalled collection of panic. The
steam tug, the tender to the flagship of the squadron,
left the India wharf about five o'clock
Mils afternoon, couveylng a large number of
guests toward the scene of the festivities,
and stopping adjacent to several yachts for the
purpose of taklnir their owners and guests to Point
Shirley. The Hue band on tho steaintug played a
llvelj collection or airs, and all hands felt In the
very best of spirits. At seven o'clock over 150 pen.
tlemcn Hat down to a canl'al dinner, the bill of lure
Including the. following:?
Tnrbot, solo, plaice, blue fl">h. smelts, frogs, sott
crabs, white bait, lock cod, Spanish mackerel, deep
bca flounders, black bass.
Eaglets from the West, redbreast, plover, beetlehead
plover, stray plover, redbreast snipe, rock
snl|>0, reed birds, owlets from the North, Krlo black
duck, chicken, grouse, Jack snipe, #rass birds, robin
snipe, ring neck snipe, godwit, wlllet, peeps.
Currant, grape, quince.
Ice creams?Orange, sherbet, vanilla, cbocolatc;
fruit ices, biscuit, glace, oranue, frozen pudding.
Fruits of the season.
After dinner Commodore Beard, of the Eastern
Yacht Club, in a brief though well pointed address,
alluded to the occasion as one that would ever be
remembered with pleasure. Ho dilated upon the
brilliant appearance which the New York Yacht
Squadron presented, aud Hoped that the noble
example sol by the mourners of that organization
would tend to advance the projrress of yachting,
lie extended a most hearty welcome to the New
York squadron, and lu conclusion trusted that the
reunion or the two clubs would tend not only to
strengthen the friendship that existed between the
members of the separate organizations, but would
laigelv contribute towards the advancement of
yachtinar lu this portion of the country.
The Commodore of the Now York Yacht Club then
responded on behalf of the guests, returning thanks
ana expressing the liopo that the vessels of the
Eastern YaoUt Club would not only increaso In
number, but. that the strength of the fleet would
be largely augmented next year by ihe addition
of several lirst class schooners. On the part of the
Now York Yacht Club he extended an invitation to
the Eastern fleet to visit New York, and assured the
members of a hospitable reception.
Several toasts were then proposed ana responded
to. Alter uu eletratit entertainment the parly separated
about ten o'clock.
To-morrow several of the yachts will make exenrido
i with guests from the city. The regatta is set
(town for Monday, at noon.
Annual 'ruiae Appointed for Aacmti 4*2.
Kust evening a large number or yacht owners
assembled In special meeting at the rooms or the
Brooklyn Yacht Club, No. 2? Court street, to perfect
arrKUdcments for tlielr annual cruise. Vlco Commodore
John H. Ulckerson presided. There was a
pleasant unanimity or reeling in regard to thin reunion,
and alter a brier consultation It wan asceru>
.r?0 that the toliowing boats would certainly l>e
on'band at the time named:?Ya<'hta Madeleine,
Commodore Jacob Voorhis, Jr.; Flenr fle Lis, Vice
Coininodore Dickerson; Kate, Rear Commodore
Dlllou; Tidal Wave, William Yoorhis; Tarollnt:i.
II. A. Kent; Alert, John II. I'lnion;
Daphne, E. T. Wood; Flying Cloud, R. W.
Holmes; Iznak IVatton. 11. N. Waring;
Josle, R. P. Kopez, Jr.; Kaiser Wilheim I., George
A. Behng; Mary, Johu T. ilarnard; Nettle, A. C.
I Mush; Onward, William M. Brasher; oul Vive,
Thomas liapham; Sin n, W. R. Backus; SoDhla, C.
M. Kelt; Saline, H. L. Brach; West Wind, Johu \V.
Besides these there are several others that will, in
all probability, Join the fleet, whose owners Uuve not
a* .vet had an opportunity or tiourying the CotnuiodONa
The following notice, giving ail particulars desired,
will be Issued to iho yacht owners or tno
dub to-morrow:?
Angus'. 14.1*71 f
f>FAR SlE--The Brooklyn Vnclit Club Squadron will rrntlr/viiin
it Glen Cove on Turmlay, Allium u2, xmt proeecd
m?lwnrd on tbeir criil<n after the arrlral of th? Mteanih'iat
beawaulialia. leaving New York at tour I'. M. Tli? regatta
at New Lnindon will b? on Friday, Ihe 2Mb inrt.
JACOB VUOKH18, Jr., Commodore.
Wili.IAM T. Lee, Secretary.
Measure Trip of tlie Kmplre Bay Club.
POKTBKSS MONBOB, August 12, 1N71.
Tito Empire Bay Club, ot Philadelphia, Commodore
M. H. l?e Woir, arrived hero to-day on the
yacht George W. Child*. Thev leave to-night lor
Cobb's Islaud, Cape May and Long Branch.
yitrhtlus noihi.
The yacht Josephine, N.Y.Y.C.. Mr. II. M. C. Durfee,
which collided with an unknown schooner in
the Sound some time last week, passed Whitestone
yesterday afternoon, In low or steamship Albatross,
tor New York. The yacht's masts were both carried
awar, as well as her bowsprit, and her hull and bulwarks
weie badly unaltered. She will undergo iho
necessary repairs immediately.
The yacht Juno, O'Conner, from New York for
New Bcdiord, passed Wnuestone yesterday.
The yachts l-ols, Nimbus, i^uivive, Daphne, Agnes,
Dudley and Alice, of the Atlantic Yacht Club, arrived
at Vineyard Haven on Friday last.
[Tetter originally intended for the "Spirit"?No. -2.| |
Dear Mr?In the Spirit of August or September,
1?6?, "Devoted Yachtsman" will And my account, I
think, of the Vesta and Widgeon race that he alludes
to In his letter of February 25. I have not time to
go Into details now regarding It. I know I wrote a
full description of that contest, and published It
either in the Suirit or tlio Hkuald. But one thing I
am certain of, that the trunk cabin of the firstnamed
yacht, whlcu I was on board of, was never
unaer water, as he states u was, during the race.
We were at times rail under, but tlio water never
more than reaened our trunk. Most decidedly I
agre>> with "D. Y." that ir wo had struck our gafftopsails
It would have Improved our speed, and said
so at the time. These yachts are both referred to as
centreboard yachts at the time of the race. 1 beg Hie
gentleman's pardon: the Widgeon was a keel yacht.
1 do not consider this race, as docs he, "iho most
plucky and determined race ever sailed In Has
country." There I must, differ with him. The Henrietta
and Vesta race, in October of that same year,
irom sandy ilook Lightship to Capo May Lightship
and return, 1 consider the most plucky ever sailed in
this or any other countrv. We started In a gale of
irlml. wnrn the eoa-'lrri wore miMltiir In fnp a hi>r.
bor, curried ttie same stiennth of wind throughout
and arrived home under reeled canvas. Uvea the
pilots advised the owners not to start, ami the tug
that imd in In tow lu the morning refused to take
us as fin a* had ilrs: been agreed upon, Her toaster
declaring his l>oat could not live lu such a sea.
There was what. I eall a orave race ! The $i>irit has
my description of it iu tuil in one of the October or
November numbers of latw, to which 1 respectfully
refer "D. Y."
You aro getting very tired, I am sure, with this
my long yarn, and so am 1 wcU weaned. My excuse
to you must be my long silence lu reaard to
matters interesting to me, and upon which my
letters have niwuvs found hospitable welcome to
your column*, as it is, there are many points I
Would love to elaborate imd discuss, but dictates of
courtesy toward yourself and my own health deny
me what might otherwise be a gratification. A lew
words about the Amorlca's Cup and I nave done.
Truly I am delighted that the New lorn Yacht Club
has looked at tho matter in its proper unlit, and,
through a sense of honor and justice, has declared
Itself willing to race a single yacht against Mr. Ashbury's
Livonia to defend our treasured prize?the
"Challenge cup." According to Mr. Schuylei s in
terpretation of the deed of gift conveying that
trophy to oar club we have but this one
ami the only honorable construction to put
upon It?viz., that oue yacht, instead of
the squadron, must sail. Mr. Schuyler's
views are entitled to respect. He Is the sole surviving
donor. If we fail to accept his construction
of tnf deed or gut. aittAfcis dcclajatloo of the inten
ow fnn"**
i MlMii
Inoiw or hi* aiwociatet. we fail in allegiance to tn?
wis(i*?h of iuot wbo eutrutted it to our care ami the
prowess of our yachts to prot?*? t It. I have no /oar.
f believe we have y acuta in onr waters ainluat which
| no foreign vumi-Im now afloat can conic-iiU in iUf hou* I
eat rare, wltn a ijuro pr..*pc<;t of plucking avfray the I
I laurels t'urtrollnp our fulr flag, nut tne "lion IU the i
way" which 1 plitnlj r to a eontMi itiar wilt satisfy I
' ill! American* ih the lad ot ilefurmluing which ia our I
J fu.-tesi ami most w?*utnerl> vaitit. llovr urn we to j
( ilo it t All sor!" 'ii rnggeftiomnre made at to trials, i
j io., bat wilting "lutloi'e la (leaded upon. I lave a
i plan Willi U It is my lutentiou to submit to tlx- elu!>
i a! the proper time. i>ni wht'-ii it |n not i xi>"dieut to J
i (Uvulae a' prommt. I may lie mistak>-u. auil if I am ,
I wl.-er heuds will cornet me: but it seems to me a very !
1 i.in way of solving tlie problem at to whic h yaclii 1
hliall do In?ti Us for America when Holland come* to >
wient otir prt/? away. Had I my i hole. to-d.iv. mo- >
!? thinks 1 could sole< t troui iltree ya< lit* uow afl?i;u
i? u,?ni(tn enter the lists as our champion >h<>uid
ilie weather prove stormy on tin* eventful <ihv: Tti? !
other to light lor us should gem le breezes prevail. I
I cannot u.v auv means agroi wild Y achis- ,
i man' In ins letter of April 13, wherein ho opens
I ilie floodgates of tils wrath upon Kngusbmcn, and
{ Mr. Ashburv in particular, aud presunn s to dictate
; to ilio gentlemen of the New Vork Yu<ut -squadron a<
i lo what they should do atid the way they ?bonld vote
i in regard to tte coming coolkl U strides me raj
' forcibly us iu bad taste, and, were I disposed to into
1 us common and offensive language a^ tin employd
when he termed "Tom Cringle's" gentlemanly
letter a "iiMangM," i would eall iiis * tirade-.
! and In tbtt veo grammatical i?> u -i ..i u where
lie nays, "() Americans, how thou 'rt. degraded'
how thou 'rt fallen1 how thou 'rr. rtehaHedl" is he nor
i unpurUouabiy hasfv?a little inopportune. to lay
(lie in lilt* lsiii^na,0r<* f Wait, inv good "l>. Y.;M
, wait a little lieioro you let your biassed feelings run
noi with you. I Mm Mi tboroogb An American as
] you ar.1, and yet 1 don't believe tho typirul eaule of
I our wood laud Is I ho biggest denizen, eit her of i ho air
oi on tbeearth. Fair play U a j< wel, ami the light of
it-, blazonry should lw made quite as visible to the
British Horius to ihe Amerl an eagle. Hy oura.tlous
among men we tako our stand and rank, l.et us
showthat, as Arberleans. we are above all meanness
and petty Mrtffci and thai we can bo itnMgbu
I lot ward lu all our dealings Let us show by this uutlcipated
nauti'-ai duel, this pasaage-at-arma between
tho two countries, that we can, without trap
I or trick, generously adopt tlic uiost literal oouI
struct ion that may be put upon the leuer
which surrendered tho clialleugo oup Into
our hands, and sink or swim with our <1oclsion.
And if Mr. schuyier tells im that,
his associates and himself in<-aut. that but one vea?
I sel should defend the prize, how can we, as gentio
| men, substitute a fleet? We are b<>imd, l take it,
| by that decision. Hy acting squarely and hoaorabtjr
through respect to that, deed of gut, do we
show that we are "degenerate," "fallen,' and "dobused
v" Por this Is wlmt "li. Y."' asserts. He insinuates
the words will apply to us were we to relume
"tukhig advantage" ol our English competitor.
Walt, my joort "L>. Y.,'' until the time corues when
the two nations arc hostllcly arrayed one against the
oilier in line ?>f battle, and then proclaim your strong
aiiti-Knglish principles. There are soino of us, more
quiet than you are now, who will be quite as near to
the front as .von arc then. Hut don't discourage
lair play and honorable amou, or preach (tic doctrine
ol "taking advantage'' of no open foe, simpir
be* ausc you think others have done it. Kciuember,
iu tins instance, we are accciing to no "unreasonable.
unlawful or uiiwarrauiablc demands" of the
Kugllsli. We are going according to the letter oY
too law. as inscribed by rho gentlemen ?Vho gave us
this bone of contention in the shape of a siivertoy. As
far as 1 am personally concerned I would like
to sec the entire fleet in line on the day when the
trial comes off. sk 1 never want that cup to leave our
shores. And I believed, until Jlr. Scliuvler published
hi* letter, tne fleet uad a right to defend it, tor the
lanuuaire ol' tne deed of orlft certainly bears two con
si s uctions. Whoever challenges us, however. tor
the possession of our trophy, hasarigbr to insist
that tlii! race shall ;ik?' place subjectto tho construction
put upon the deed ol gut by its sole surviving
author, and which, as he Informs us,
his associates Intended. Now, ir Mr.
Ashbnry really want to test which is
the lazier yacht ;hl? own or an American), ho would
he willing to sail the entire fleet, for In heating time
ho would naturally vanquish me fleetest yacht wo
have. Hut he personally Is not governed by that
great magnanimity which would permit him to pay,
"Well, it seems difficult to come to a settlement, I il
race the whole squadron." No. I want he i.s not
generous enough to do that, because lie is not called
on to do it. There is the letter donatimt the cup;
there Is Mi. Schuyler's Interpretation ot it. Ito prefers
ttiat; he does not wish to take any lists. Ho
wautsthe cup, and he Is oouud to have it 111 accordance
with that letter, provided ills yacht is fast
enough to win it. I cannot blame him: we would
do the same. All we can say now Is, that the letter
was rat her ambiguously worded whlcn conferred
on us the guardianship of the cap. With a jrreat
denl ol surprise, aud, I mav say. indignation, I have
read "Devoted Yachtsman's'' einision of 4m> 13,
wherein he ojects j-oine of those vvoi'ld-be-wondeifill
"yellow-Jacket Mings"' of his at the New York
Yacht Club lor its manly action (and tuc only ucdon
n could take uuder tho circumstances) about this
comlliir contest. Atler havlnc stated th it ilie < .1111
hud by ii "unanimous vote" agreed to sail one
>iu iii against the EBglHh Uveal*, be wiiMs:?
"Hut, from what I know, American magnanimity of
feeling toward overbearing, Haughty and dictatorial
Knglisnmeu had more to do wiiti the vote than Mr.
.S'huyler's letter," And who, pray, in this, who
At iempts to define the motives 01 the "eutlemeu or
the New York Vacht (Tub, adst-mtiled to decide
according to the Intended law of the donating letter
how the cup shall lie sailed far? Who Is this who,
hiding the dickering jtmne of his tallow illp under a
bushel, thus seeks anonymously to castijr.ito
the yacht owtiers for their conscientious atri
Irreproachable action r Who asked lor his censorship
* Were it giihled li.v tho sumo sentiment* of
honor ami lair play that instilled themselves into
tn? minds of Uiose who were entitled to vote upon
this question men we mttfht wive It due weight .ind
consideration. Hut mi Individual who counsels the
"taking advautagti" oi a visitor to our shores, huv
ing tho right lo inrow down his gauntlet ami Reel;
the best terms he can to gain possession of a bauble
that only waits a successful challenger to emerge
lrom Its bldlmr place, ami who laughs to scorn th>* ;
meaning ol the word "maguanuulty" when applied i
to strangers (It matters not whether they bo Kngle-n i
or Irish, Dutch or Chinese), has no right 10 critlelso
ruerltonons conduct. There t* no standpoint m
coinmon with him and men who are governed or
strict principle and the dictates of their own consciences.
Impugning the motives of an honorable
body ol gentlemen, and declaring In almost so many
words that tliey have made Tools ami usses and
toadies of themselves simply because they did what
was only right aud just, savors to me very much ot
impertinence. Here the entire body of vncht. owners,
composed of men of position and honor, ca^t
iheir votes tor one vacht, ami a man with a ma?K on
sneers at them. Is not tlielr action proof of t:ieir
fair-minded views? Is not Ins proof ol
quite tne contrary* It la the untalr one
ngalnst the fairer many. It is no more
however, than ono could expect of the author, after
reading his (in my opinion) very insulting letter or
May vi7 in answer to "l'oiu Cringle.'' lie therein
fives the lie almost direct 10 "Tom," and for which
have no doubt "Torn" has his response. When
any one attempts to diile.r with tuis "Devoted
Yachtsman'' I have Invariably noticed of late (and
so hav others who are Attentive NM(fl Of tho !
.Spint) he becomes personal, and loses Ills temper,
notwithstanding his boast <>f auuabliuy and "love
of being called names," and ins Jovial, "hearty |
laugtt." Truly, I atn sorry, my dear "Devoted
Yachtsman," yon are arrayed h? danciinrir in this |
new character. Why In out times, when you ami 1
hailed ho sharply together, you were tnoirt reasonable
than you are now. You would lot other people
think an they pleaded and express their opinions
h rut differ with you without any exhibition of hosMHtj
or anger. Now, trmpora mu'aatur, and none
must disagree wltli you, whether one man or a
dun. Well, you nee I do, and very plainly and
honestly too; aud I do It with the best, of motives,
i Firstly, because 1 candidly think you are in
error; aeron ily, to teacn you there are oihcrH In
the world besides yourself. Take your Mble in hand,
aud at* you reverently turn ha pages you will Ami a
qui auon I would like to apply to you, contained in i
the third verse of the seventh chapter or Matthew? i
"And why beholdest tliou the uiote thai is m thy
brother's eye, but conslderesi not the beam that is
In thine own ey? V Look well before >011 leap, mid I
you will Improve not only in courtesy of tone |
towards ail oppoucuts nut In soundness of argument.
Hrilllant as you are at pre?ent in personal 1- '
ties you would then l>e almost as brilliant in reason* j
lug. Ho not worry about the queen's Cup. Where
It now silently rests I believe in iny hi an It will re?t
for yet loug years, perhaps the wish may be the
father or the thought. And, although the issue may <
be against us aud the red cro-sof bt. (ieorgn nutter ;
irlmnphauily at the trout ou the eventful day, wo
ran console ourselves that Mr. Ash bury will have [
hut a little victory upon wlitcli to plume himself, and ;
one lUat will by no means determine tlto merits 01 I
the Kugltsh aud Auicilcau yachts. It is impossible
to determine that the Livonia is fleeter
than our yachts unless *he sails against the
squadron and whip* it. No single yach'oioumi*
so much faster than the 01 tiers that sho can
lie taken as a criterion. Head what ihe English
paper, /.ami nnil IVmer, nl May i:i. says:?"Sow,
suppose the F.uglisli champion should be allowed to
sail against one vessel selected by the New Vork
Yacht 01 ut?. aud suppoMng the Kngiish chain*
IIIVII nilliUKl i'III, mr >|iivniiuu VII nin < I ill 11 in I 11 v r,
speed of tneyaentsof me two countries would re.main
unsettled by reason of the presence of that
luviBible element of luck, whtcb must arrays be
| present In a sailing match; and the prize won miner
i those circumstances might not be worth f.uo cairvI
in it * way. much leu* (toing to letch." There is the
opinion of an Knglish writer, ami a very sensible .
on It is. However, the Hut has gone forth, ami a I
I Just out- It is, on the principle inat there is but one <
tiling we must lie governed t>y. arid thai is the intent I
ot tho gentlemen who confided ihm precious tiaublu i
to ourcaie, accompanying It with toe instrument i
consuluilhg tne trunt. I agree with "D. Y." In his i
letter of Aprils regarding 'his cup; t>ut. as T httvo
said before, disagree witii him for his inconsiderate
ami abusive letter of a later date, wherein he
attacks an honorabledecision. lie sneers at what
lie caihi "drafts o.i American magnanimity." Sir, I
sec no magnanimity in what we have done. We
Imve Uonc what simple justice and right demanded
ol us. What generosity wa havo been guilty oi ha*
been by order of the law, as laid down in the intent
of the surviving donor and the dead. Wc have per*
milted our Knulnh neighbor to call lor drafts on
American honor; and, thank Ood, they have been
met. As much, sir, as I may condemn Mi. Ashbury
for certain inconsiderate acts and unfair and e\eu
untrue statements, I cannot condetuu tiiui for seek
In* the best terms he can lo get possession of Ids
coveted prl/.e. One of these untrue statements was
that lie had sailed against eitfhteeu yachts on the stU
ot last August The corr. i t number was fifteen.
Another was that the Livonia was only hall the size
ot I he sappho. These things are not worth dilating
upon, however, as they are too eminently silly.
Yours, truly. t?. M. 'I'.
Tilp Attempt to Itlackcn tlie Victim's
Character. i
Excitement Over the Viola Eanhner Murder The
Citizen* Determined to Ferret Oat the
M iacr?anU -Singular Apathy of the
Anthoritint?Incidents in the Life
of the Murdered child aa Told
by Her Cou>p<tnioiu.
K()OnE?TBR. August 12, IS71.
j The feeling h"re hi regard to the death of Viola
i Karshner, full report* In relation to which have api
pcared iu Mie 11khai.i>, is growing to be intense and
1 threaten* venous consequences to those who directly
or Indirectly caused it, and to those who havo
, abetted them, or, a-* It is believed, have foullf
j slandered the unfortunate einla. I have during
tne da? visited many parties m dltt'Tont parts of
J tho < ity who were possessed of threads of infonnai
Hon concerning her and of what, occurred on the
| night of the tragedy at tho Tails Field, and to-niaht
I hd,vo talked with many or the neighbors and well
| known and influential mcu in the ward. Tiio follow
lng aro
The first person Interviewed was Mr. John L. 0.
Karshner, who was found at his place of busiuen
In Smith's Arcade. Mr. Karshner Is a gentleman ol
Hootch descent, was born In this country. Is woll
educated and Is tho rather of tho victim of the
tragedy. From his lips was obtained the following
sketch of such circumstances as aro connected with
the lire, habits, character and death of the
unfortunate child:?The father was. some years ago.
well to do, and had a flourishing tailoring buslnesn
In St. Catharines, m Canada West. At that time
Viola, being but thirteen years old, so qnlet, methodical,
nnd so thoroughly acquainted witn tho
bn-dness was Hhe that she was often sent
by her father to Torouto and Hamilton?
where he bought his goods?to make purchases
of frnm $50 to $3(H) in amount, and also
received and paid money to customers ami others
aud at the bank. Karshner failed, however, in 18A9,
and went Kast wlih his family. He came to Rochester
In the spring of H70, when, bctug unable to
ojii-ii iiiiniumi tor iiuiisiiit, iic vukukcu ivuiiis in inn
upper story or Smith's Arcade, where he mannractnrnd
custom work for the firm of Ulurkson A .stare.
Viola smannah Karshner, who
which tt now almost certainly seems was at the
hand* or rufllaus, notwithstanding the Infamous
sneers oi a paper here, called the l~n( m, from
which extracts showing Ha character have been
publlshod l?y the Hkiiai.d, was, as far an the evidence
or all who knew her Is concerned, a virtuous,
good and quiet child. Hue was norn at liata
via, In ficneseo connty, in this state, on
the U4tti day of May, 1850. she was una*sumlug
and retiring ta her manner, performing the
worK. burdensome to nue of her age, which the misfort
lines of her lather forced him to ask of her, with
unvarying good temper and alacrity. She deprived
herself of many articles of dress rather than draw
th" money from a scanty treasury and wore liei
winter clothing till throe weeks ugo, when, accord
mg to a promise made her hy her father, he purchased
her the suit In which she was killed. Her underclothes,
which were very neat, were made hj
Herself on the machine to the loop, and tkm
were torn to fragments hy th'* persons who violated
or attempted to violate her person oefore her death.
The poor child worked hard with her needle and
won the respect and love of all al>out trie shops in
the building by her modesty ami sweet disposition.
She attended the Habbath school of the Kim llaptist
church, and is warmly spoken of nv her 'eachers.
She came, with the lather, to work In his shop,
at flvo or lialf-past In o'clock in toe
inortilug during the last thirteen months,
i it wilh her custom to sween out and clean the tattle
while her lather was building the lire. Two other
girls worked for ner fattier, ami tney wouid both
lake turns In bringing the water for sponging. As
sh? was only a child her rather would at interval*
send licr to run about the hall for a fow raoMfcntr
at a time during the day, calling her In when lir
thought ahc had sutThdent exercise. Tney all had
their dlnucr lu the shop, und at night she Invariably
wont home with ln-r fattier when work was finished,
at from six to nine o'clock.
Mary bowman, ctuployod In Smith's Arcade,
where Viola worked with her father, says she ?av?
tlio deceased girl not luoro than half an hour previous
to her ucatn. Miss Howmau, who is also ?
tallotvss, was sittintc at a table in company witn
two other voting ladies, sisters, at the festival of the
hurch society at Fa'ls Field. She was sitring between
the sister* and Viola came to her aud spoke
toiler. She wa-i alone anil a moment alter walked
ilt>wl]f ivu< She saw no one with her, and tint
was the last time she saw her till she was brought
In dead about hall-past eleven, ttiough she heard of
the accident soon alter \iola left.
Alary Jane Hudson, a tiniorcss employed at the
workshop of Mr. IvGlnetz, No. -js Mam street, state*
to the Hkkilo r< porter that sue knew Viola
karvnier, with whom she had worked 111 the shop
ol tuc latter'* father, and thai sue bad met her in
the Kalis Pleid on the iiignt of her death. She
says:?"Mwjlf and two other young ladle?,
accompanied by the brother of one of them,
were sitting on a piece of broken fence In
tne field tidVtt.c iiboot t!ie party. We had lust
reached the place aud sat down for a moment.
At this time Viola passed us. laughing, ana with
two gentlemen, one on each sble of her. The gen
tlcinen were of medium height, one slim and the
other Mout. They were both dressed in dark
clothes, and wore stiff brimmed hats, with round
crowns. I did not s<o their faces, ns they had
himceil ma liPfiirM I riiitlrinl rlwuii I n/.ti^i^l I'lnla
and called out, 'Is thai you, Viola V ijhe nuk].
Yes, is Unit you, Ma' Janer' and|,passe<t on.
We got iid from our Heat on the
fence in about three minutes after sne
passed iih. We were not Hiere any lomr?T then that,
and we passed on Into the liall. VN e sat down at
a table as soon as we wenl In, and were sitting there
hi the ttim wbci the otm cum that some one na.i
gone ovr the precipice and iieen killed. 11 wan not
more than fllteen niltmtes after wo saw her. 1 am
sur# ir was not more. We were not In the Held
more than litre minutes, as we walked out from the
hull, and strolled along to the fence, where we sal
not more than three inlnnies, and when Viola
passed us we were on tne point of returning to the
had. We stopped not more tnan a minute, perhaps,
to look at the Tails, and then parsed i>aclt to the
mill. We hud not been there but n moment or two
before a number of boys ran in calling out that a
She was brought. In gome time tutor, flint there
was such a crowd we could not get near enojgli to
see who it was, and of course we never thought it
was \ loin. I never saw anything impropei
in her conduct, an I never lieard anything
said ugiiinsi her cnarnctcr In any
WHy, or by anybody. I think she was a pure
girl. I heard her speak sometimes of a gentleman
with whom she was acquainted named Jacob Vuu
Roe. She -aid onoo tli.it sho walked on East avenue
with him. 1 never heard hor say that she was
with hlin at any other time or in any other place,
nor did 1 ever see or hear o( her being with him or
any one else from h?jr or any others at any other
At a house on Magne street, at seven o clock this
evening, some dozen persons present, a gentleman
stated that he w.h ii member of the Citizens" Commitiee
which called on ihs Police Commissioner*
to ask lor immediate Investigation In the
ease of, as llie.v believed, the murdered gnl.
.Mr Oconto Cooper, ono of ilio Commissioner.-,
ami an editor of Ihe (' ihm, told tnem the
least that was said about tho matter was
the better. lie did not want ino report to ko out ol
the < Ity that a decent girl lial iieen tafcen out of the
streets of Rochester and murdered. One of the
gentlemen of the committee replied that he wanted
the roport to go ont or the city that an innoceut gir>
could not I'o murdered in Rochester and the
111 11,tv omo ksoai'k.
The members ol the committee then protested to
him personally against tlie articles which had ceeu
mihlUhotl lo 111. r imer rial 1111 ntr ttiev Were slander
OH8, indecent and untrue, Mr. Cooper rupondcd
that the editors of tho h id not told all 'lie*
knew, lien* one oi the gentlemen present suggested
that if they trusted in co<! to givo tnem anew set
oi l,rams aici <li<l exude all they know thev
wouldn't li?ve to l??uo a j?ii|ipioiueut ?ncec to contain
rii'- doctor whom the piper quotes ns authorltv
for (ho atatciu'-itts lofleotlutf on tne girl's chastity,
liy wluch it utieiunted to iiiuuil taie all who urge.i
an Investigation, now denies that he over made any
such statemenr as that a?enl>ed to hitn. Doctor*
MontjCi'Uorv ami Hovey am making an exannnatlon
ol portions of tho girl's body which have been
exnumcd Tor that purp???e, I visited the
office of the former this afternoon an<?
founil them ooth present. Tnov relused to
make any positive statement In regard to tlie result
ot th'-lr investigation, which Into determine the
truth or falsity of tho i n'on'* report, till tlieypresent
their ontolal report to the Coroner. This they
expect to be able to do on Monday next. They
stated, however, that the reports had at least been
premature, and that the portions of the body which
had been removed were men under the nuoruacope
and that ttfiorougUaud decisive exanilus.ion would
be made.
The Eventing Frpi-m, of this city, puollsttes tn?
following editorially this uireruoou:?
It li due lo tb* Jea<' ynmig Ctrl, V;ol? kvihrjer. to retract,
ABU ?? ?peedil? poMbl( no ne of lli* toul
winch h?.e i'?tn c??l au her vinue *r?J p irif?. Md ?1*j lbi*
followiatf, h??Uo(l. " ill Hki;ai.i< oo *t:??Oir. iherliari!!
or Ibe Nirw VoRK Hll.ti V'k It ichener corrp?poti ten'
which appeared In lli.it p.?per <>r the iMi last, ?e?iu to h#
g< nrt?ii.f admitted. They u??e brought outitU emeuts troai
Hlitorent parties, affirming tli.it (itoii ben were mn<t? at ia?
time mriit 711? i. Wt> Kino tire redtoly niteriniM mat >'?i?
were ri-*ely offered ju?t previous to Meliner t x?'Utloi> r*?

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