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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1865

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VOL. IX.óNo. 457.]

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1865.

[ SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS. $4.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


THE OCEAN YACHT RACE.

THE race between the rival yachts Fleetwing and Henrietta began on the 11th instant. At a little after 8 o'clock in the morning the yachts started from the lightship off Sandy Hook and were soon out of sight. The Henrietta led the race under a slight southeast wind, while the Fleetwing was rather to the windward. At first the breeze freshened, but it subsequently died completely away. The weather throughout the voyage was very fickle, and the contest proved to be what is called a " drifting" race, and was thus deprived of much of the interest which would have belonged to it under other

circumstances. Wednesday at noon the fleet-wing passed the lightship on its return an hour be-fore the Henrietta. The former vessel was there-fore declared the winner, though the voyage is by no means regarded as a decisive proof of the sailing qualities of either vessel.

The Fleetwing was docked off Hunter's Point. She has just been built, and is owned by Mr. G. A. OSGOOD, son-in-law of Commodore VANDERBILT. Her length is 106 feet, beam 21 feet, and depth of hold 10 feet, with a tonnage of about 200 tons. The Henrietta, owned by Mr. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, JUN., has less length of bottom, and her entrance is not so sharp. Her appearance is strongly

suggestive of strength and endurance. She was built three years since, but has recently been improved.

THE TURNER FESTIVAL IN
CINCINNATI.

THE Turnvereine, or Turner-Bund, was first established in Prussia in 1810. In 1848 the first society was formed in New York, and thence the organization spread through the country. It holds an annual meeting or congress, in which measures necessary to its maintenance and welfare are adopted. This year the convention met at Cincinnati.

Delegates were present from every part of the country to the number of about 900. We print on pages 620 and 621. two engravings illustrating the festival of September 4 at Cincinnati. The amusements indulged in were those customary among Germans. Of course there was plenty of Rhine wine and lager bier. Excursions were made to pleasant localities in the vicinity. Best of all, there was a concert in the evening at Mozart Hall. The vocal and instrumental music was of the highest order and well rendered, receiving encore throughout. The gymnastic exercises were such as can only be presented to the public by the Turners; a patient and tireless energy is required to acquire the steadiness of nerve

Fleetwing                                                                                           Henrietta

THE OCEAN YACHT-RACE BETWEEN THE "FLEETWING" AND THE "HENRIETTA."

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