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HOW THE SAVAGE SIGNALS
ND notr aciancB HAl BXunoBD
WOJV IllS MttTUODS
ri o EIa loadldIM TitttaThei
rwer or a II tile Looklut atavee
AaMe at the Whit Mao Wy
Z1ctrIeIIX14eH1eORI FI le sj Method
mm Ike rxmepeliran
With two Esquimau hunters I waa onoo
landing upon the top of a rocky bill about
two dar journey Inland from the north shore
of Hudsons liar We had been looking for
reindeer but bad Been none Already we had
walked a lone distance and crossed many
hills In rout for It U the custom with the
Eeqnlmau a with the Indiana to go over the
top of a hill rather than around It This la
not only to hare a lbs outlook from an eleva
tion but because I I Impossible to convince
A lavace tat I I not toe shorter rout I
Was about noon and we were tired eo we
topped t rut a fow minutes and to smoke a
pipe We bad not ben In the enjoyment of
these luxuries lone before I heard the faint
aonndot human voice borne upon the stiff
Wind that WA blowing from the northward I
tt the attention of mr companions t this
round and brushing their lone blaok locks
from Over their ears they threw themselves
down In the lee of a treat rock and listened
hoI t heard the voice and said the person
ealUnawaasofarolI thattheyoould not under
stand what he Id In the mean time I swept
iheorest of a range of bills la the direction of
the voice with my field glass and finally made
out tbo figure of some ono who was waving
What looked like a huge piece of cloth I
ratted the glass to uobeoucktalee ono of my
cnldef and he at once recognized a hunter
named Aluktay and said he signalled unto
ome over where he was that there were rein
deer tOM The bills did not appear far off
bnt It was a full hour before we reached the
nan who had signalled us to come Ho than
told us that thor wore plenty of reindeer bo
yond that line of his and that his tent and
that of two other bunter woro pitched within
asr reach of the hunting grounds ne gave
my two friends some raw venison and to mo
a an eapoolal favor a nice raw tongue from
which be frt VOr politely bit off the hint
en 08kln I was be first raw moat I had
eaten but nnvlng fasted olnco the previous
noon I had too keen an appotltu to be particu
lar about trifles During this little luncheon
Aluktay told of tbo quantity of reindeer
near his camp and Invited us to go over there
Tfitb blm It was noarlr dark when wu reach
ed the came and during tbo walk I had ample
time to wonder how he bad succeeded In In
forming my companion that there wore rein
deer around when too far away to be beard I
could understand that be might beckon to them
toeomo t him but the more I thought about It
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the more I was puzzled over the method of
communicating tim fact of there 1oln < good
banting grounds where he was
11ntl frunds
The following day mr guIdes Bebeeuaktaleo
and Koomana went back to bring their tont
and the old folks up tn this new camp and I
went out to bunt with Aluktny During that
day he explained to me the llsquhiiiiu signal
code I found It very Interesting at tbe time
and later on its uRofulne woe demonstrated
almost dally during mx residence with theSe
people Aluktay desorlned mo that when an
I8ple
Esqulmaa ed to talk with those nt a dis
tance be would tko position on an eminence
where h body oould be plainly seen Hgnlnit
the sky or a snowoov reu hillside With his
I body placed so na to directly face tboso with
whom be wished to oommunlcato he extends
10J his right arm and moves It up and down like a
I J Dump handle p Ibis l na means Come
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Bern When so far away that the motion of
I the arm Mud not be distinctly seen he would
take oft his coat and using that as a floe make
I the same motion which would thus be more
I conspicuous It was with his ooat that ho made
I the tonal when communicating with us the
te la wlb
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previous day I after this be moved his left
I arm qr the ooat In a similar manner but on
t the f I de ho meant Bring dogs ben
I t bi pointing both arms neal straight up from
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BBINQ COOS
I thafshoulder a a a rudq symbol of the antlers
W if a reindeer he would Indicate that lie hud
I + Billed reindeer and the number of times the
arms were so raised would denote the numbor
killed so that his friends would know how
t pany deja to bring The reply to the message
ea1 e by tbo receiver turning his right lde
towrt1 the sender and bending his body for
ondlnl
war maklng a right angle at the waist which
rl
would I mean yea In the opposite direction
I jon d I mla tou or that there was no one to
asia ot that there were no dogs around
g
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Ono i when on I sledge journey from Marble
island Undsons Way to Dept Island about
I I 6 mile to the north I waa three or four
I days behind Ueut Hehwatka who wan In
charge of another party of our native allies
One day we eatne upon four blocks of snow
placed upon each other 1 as t wake a wide
pillar ana upon this were set the bead and ant
lers of a reindeer This Interprvtedto toms
iwatkaTjjunpri mysTolW aboirinK hadJslHedTfQur that Tooloo Wsdser
I r 4z fl I b r i n K fqk
Indicated the number killed and the number of
days was apparent to my people by the condi
allulDt
tion of the snow They know It was Toolooah
by tbo way the blocks were out I eould bave
learned veryeosllvhowto read tb symbol that
four reindeer bad boon killed somebody but
t would take n vast amount of experience to
know by whom and the fins thru had elapsed
These savage cal tell unmistakably and BO
too do they know horn tho condition as to
frost the leuictti ot tlmo the snow ha boon cut
By touching the tracks of people or wild ani
mals they cnn toll when they paiffd I that way
almost loan hour If the tracks have uoou made
within 1 day cr two 1oellldo
The Indians of ttio great Weitem plains have
now system htrdly exceeded In emcioncy by
tho military code of tho chllirod onclolC For
many rears their only loans of communlcat
Inr at a distance was liy eUnnl tires upon the
bill tons at night and by columns of smoke
duilng the day They have a method not
well known to those outside the native tribe
trlle
of covering a fro until a sufficient quantity of
QUlntty
smoke has been accumulated when It will
pt ft fili
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1XDIAV HilOSfi FIQNALS
suddenly burst forth Into a column of thick
heavy smoke that cannot fall to attract atten
tion oven at a grout distance Those xlenal
fires and smoko signals are still In use among
them but they have besides a coda of signals
that Is telegraphed from pit to point by sun
flashes made with a small mirror Their coda
Is not known beyond their own ranks further
than that It Is not a system of words hut that
certain flashes longer or shorter duration
or that vibrations intermingled with steady
rays signify conditions or events that It was
previously arranged they should Indicate The
lreVIOUSIY arrnle1
Indian hollograpn Is the small round mirror
In a metal case which has always bconan arti i
cle of trade with savages all over the world
Every Indian hunter or warrior wears ono of
these little mirrors suspended from a string
around his nook and Its use la I constant with
blm A oQicor of
tho army who re
cently was acting as
commissary of sub
filstonco on an
Apache reservation
Aploho roserlton
told me that on one
2 occasion the stock
cattle for issue to
tho Indians arrived
unexpectedly when
= he supposed there
wore not more than
ten Indians within
LI i > oiij < umiiHairu twenty miles of the
post except those arount hOadlUarter8
These at onco put their llttlo helio
graphs to use and responses wore Immediately
Unshed from tho neighboring hilltops and repeated
peated to thoso boyond Tho result was that
within threo hours there were mora than
twentyfive hundred Indians at tho point of
Issue and others were still coming In hot haste
from every direction across the plains
evor
Whon Lieut Putnam and I had our little
house on the Island of Edtceilan on the
northern coast of Blberlu In the winter of 1881
I
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TUB TALKING PAYER
821 told him about the Esquimau signal code
and suggested that we might make use ot It ai
far as It wont
Whydqntyoulonrn the Wigwag Mid
r
be thus Irreverently referring to the flag
signal system In uso by bo army and navy I
knew no reason why I should not i and so ad
dressed myself to the task of Qtmtttng to
memory the code alphabet J whY the ni etilr
are represented by comb1nat1oxe of the figures
1 and 2 and are Indicated by the Inroa
hag to the right or left found It Intensely
iterefjtlng and when I beoamo sufficiently
lutolentl
proHcieiit to bo able to spell out a few words
to Putnam across the water or ice between our
island home and the village on the mainland
about tbrcoauarters of a mile away I was a
very happy individual The natlre Tchoukt 1
chits also manifested a keen Interest in our
movements when thE found out that we were
talking but neither this nor anr other of tbe
strange things of tbo white other n their
Jand ever excited so much Interest anq ad
Tjilrntlon a the wonderful talking paper by
which title they designated the written notes
that Putnam and I used to write to each other
when separated
Tbo first time I bad occasion to write to him
was when I bad started In and with a sled and
dog team to visit tbe Reindeer Tchouktchls
get a supply of fresh reIndeer moat On reach
lug a vlllaca about twelve untIes from our
abode I borrowed a coupla of good dogs from
one ot the villagers and promised him two
plugs of tobacco for their services Not wishing
flu reduce my slender stock of trading material
traalnl
I took out my noto book and tearing ra
from a loaf wrote a line to Putnam Raking
him to give the bearer the promised tobacco
The man lookod very much disappointed
when ho saw that all ho got for the use
of two of hIs best doss for a week was
a little piece of paper I told him to tak
I to Mr Putnam on the Inland and be would
give him tbo tobacco Tho next day ho went
to the Island ana alter being there some time
und not getting any tobacro ho finally gave
the piece of vapor to Mr Putnam who upon
looking at It got up Immediately and handed
the doubting savago tbo tWQ plugs had prom
pluls
ised him telling blm at the same time that
they were for the USA of the dogs 0 had loaned
me Then his lace beamed with pleasure and
astonishment and tho wonderful paper was
banded around from ono to another all exam
eXlm
ining It very closely though without arriving at
any satisfactory solution of the great mystery
Homo time after that Putnam made I jour
ney of twowouks1 duration and from near the
farthest point reached emit mo a note describ
ing his wholo journey und ninny of the people
whom ho mot This hu iw o to a man who was
coming down tho coast to whore our house was
located frQm whom he had purchased
omo fur clothing Ho told mo to Rive tbe
benrer hunting umfo some calluo and three
plugs of tobacco Tho temarkable affulrof the
note I had bunt In from Ibo Held had already
10ld fat Rlrlaly
been related along tbe coat arid this now
Pluto of fapiT vtUM conioQiiontly looked upon
as eryprecious Indeed When handed tome
I was oncloxod between two Mat pieces of
wood which had liouu dug out fo lat to admit
of the sinking of tbo letter nnd the firm closing
of the edicos of the boards aurroundlll It
Around this was wrapped some thin deer skID
and the wholo was bound together with not loss
than ten yards ot string made by plaiting thlu
strands of reindeer sinew While opening this
tbl8
package the single room of our dwelling
which won orowd almost to suffocation every
eve was directed upon my niotomcnts ann
or nWlomenl unl
when at last the I letter wns runched tlio general
luturcflt becamo still more Intonsu tend the
latter thronnM can ullv And llrhlof nil KM o
the mini who bail handed It to me this articles
utnam bad promise L This was received with
1 murmur of anplaueo for tho bearer hail wlb
deutir told them what ho was to receive but
When later I told thorn about all Putnams ad
ventures and decrlbed the people he bud met
none of whom I bad ever seen and then to
cap the climax called one of the new comer
by name be wns enrlly rerognlred by a re
markable scar on his face they thought me a
uiedidnu man of the highest order
In our osscountry conversations Putnam
and I used the Urneriil Bcnlco Code which
was at that time the standard for both army
tme
and DIV signalling
Tbe alphabet I made from combinations of
numbers represented by different movements
of a The signals u usually made with
flag four feet square There are two flags in
f acb Ot opt wtfte with d centre taotnl
red with white centre The white flag II use4
when there Is a dark background and red
against a light one
The code then used was abandoned In March
188 and hal been replaced with the Army
and Navy Code whlcn Is simply the Mol
alphabet consisting of dots and dashes This
code supplanted all others formllltarypur
P080 because of Its xlmpllolty and universal
ity hue slznals with flag ore made to the
right for a dot nnd to the left for ft dash Or If
v tin the holloernili lantern or other light one
V
ah relro ont a dot and two simultaneously
nplawd I R dash
lorslgnulllnir during the day time br what
eur code If thofiun If I shining Ibo hetloBrapb
nmy bo Ufloil J his Instrument which Is
sliiiiily 10 a minor fr two mlirori rather for the
nuns rny ale UICtlt from one to the other
and then thrown uuou the opposite station Is
rspHvlnlly adapted to ling iiutuncos as the
distance at which tho reduction can bo seen
if with a Hiiniclenllv large mirror and
when the atmospheric conditions are the
bet Is only limited by tho curvature of
tho earths surface This Is overcome to
dome extent by olovntlng thin stations
The Culled Btates Coat horror which has
lnUel
made extensive mo of tbo heliotrope or hello
graph in Its trlgonometilcal work his suc
ceeded tin establishing communication over
the greatest distances ever attained This was
In California where the reflections from a
twelveinch mirror wero made and observed
between Mount Hbasta and Mount Helena IM
miles and Imtwoen Mount Shasta and Mount
Lola 1119 > mlle Of course those observations
could only be made under the most favorable
atmospherIc conditions and tho stations at
Mount Miustn ana Mount Helena had to rep
rOMlt between them an altitude of about
WI0l flt In 1 order to overcome tho curvature
of tho HUtfaco of tho eat tb
Inrgv or smoky weather II very thick would
tomlor nil of theeo methods usoletH thoueh
with the Intense lights now In use fogs may b
Ilht
iiouiiriitod Hull would heretofore have out off
cowiutitnicittioti entirely
In August and September 1885 almost the
entlio region of Manitoba eastern Saskatche
wan und western OnUrlo and the country to
11 northward was enveloped In smoke from
extensive forest fires for 1 period of tbroa
woekH The smoke was so lnton o on Lake
Wlnnlol s that tho Northwestern Transporta
ton UOlpmye stlmbolt was provoltod from
ranking her regular trip and Il some PIfCM
business wa IIm08t entirely suspended
Through such an atmosphere no signals could
bo seen In tho deltiot the not River In Ton
kin durljg the ocalled dry season the fog Is
so dense and HO uninterrupted Unit for three
months I Is Impossible 10 ceo tho BUII At this
pua on everything In and out of the house la
wet Weeds nnd fungi grow up through the
cracks in tho tile floorof your bedroom and the
shoos that you rnniqv d from your feat on ro
tiring at night will tw green with mould In the
Irlna Ireln
morning During this season an optical tale
ginph Is almost useless but It would bo as
wlpo to oritio that because In baa weather a
lighthouse cannot bo soon at a instance It Is
therefore u < oleos ivs to assert that an optical
telegraph Is worthless because it cannot bo
seen through u fog
Heretofore much difficulty has often arisen
In using the holloeraph to distinguish between
the long and the short exposures of the Hash
which marks tbo difference betweon the dot
and the dash by which the alphabet Is pressed
The rule Is I that tho flash for a dash should bo
threo times tbe length of that for S dot but In
rocelvinc a message It requires ono who Is a
thorough export to avoid mistakes To obviate
this difficulty Lieut John P Flnloy assist
ant to the chief signal officer of tbe United
tjtates Army has devised an instrument
SIIUUonr ELFOTniO IIC1IIT
that Is i destined to revolutionize the method of
signalling both by the heliograph und by
lanterns or eloctrlo lights Ho uses the same
alphabet but uses ono Hash or one light to
represent a dot and two hashes or two lights
sImultaneously expoicd to Indicate u dash
In this WAY thoro tao 10 l no I oanlbllltr of mis
taking ono for the other Hid Instruments
with the vnrloiia Imprntementsatnl adaatntlou
to night senlcu with lanterns or oloclrlo lights
cover every branch of slcnulliug bl flashes of
light and have rtlmoit untlrely replaced thoso
heretofore in uso In this country and abroad
for military purpobai Ii I II UILUEII
llKRi IS A HIVIIK ILAV
A rmhl mnn MiilltTim Appenr to Ilnye
IrobleBi
Halved the Street CLeaning
Aescinblyninti Timothy Dry Dollar Hull
van of the Second district has concocted a won
derful bill whloh hus met with remarkable
success coislderlng Its eccentricities In the
Assembly I is bill No 739 and Is entitled
An act to clean the etreeU avenues and
boulevards by the surface railroad companies
In cities hans a population of 1000000 In
habitants or over
This is the first section
All the steel 4voaei aDd boalerftrdi hat art now
used by surface railroad companies or corporaUoni for
carrying or conveyIng pauinneri ID their ur In cltea <
hiving n popaUtlnn of loi > oo iihabltanta or mayo
shall t cl ogo kiicb itreeta ivennet m boulerardj or all
dirt refute and snow or garbage which may accuma
late thereon from curb to curb
Just what Mr Sullivan had In his mind when
he composed section 2 which follows It Is
Impossible to SIr
Where one or more surface railroad companies or cor
porations may have the rlffbi of way on any street a > e
flue or boulevard each olUM as herein staled In ICon
ion 1 of ibis act lo c In their
couvey paiseniien cars
the hlo companies or corporations shall pay a pro rata
stare In proportion to the extent of territory they may
floe lu conveylnspa4eiiger0 on said route or routes
Section 3 la much clearer for It says dis
tinctly that the persons having the authority
to clean tbe streets shall have the authority
to clean them as follows
The Inprlnlon4enl of Irou cleaning or any oCon
or unuers vod With Iho abllorlr to clun the 1101
or each chico u herein named I ecUon I lhl bays
the npoutloo and control or Ibo cleaning ot bob
Itre 5010005 and boulevard which ao now 014
or may barEtef be usid for 5 cirrylnu of psulen
d M
nrc Dy surface raltroad companies or t 1
Ihlr caL
Section 7 Is I sweeping and If Mr Sullivans
bill becomes a law It will be the onl BnIIRnl
have Beet Ion 7 says
All acts or parti ef acts loconslitent with the pro
visions of this act art hereby repealed
The bill has paused one reading and Is now
in tbe hands or the Committee on Railroads
vsziKo unit tumy XKAUS
JL Cordral Moldier who bus Just Voucel
1Its Aged Uotber IB New OrlcM
Yimt its LoulnUlt OmmcrcUI
MATTINIIYILLE Ind March 2When Pem
bertons army surrendered at the end of the
slose of Vlokebnrg on July 1 IbCI M 0 nod
nay of hew Orleans was taken prUcner and
brought with other to Indianapolis where be
was confined In Camp Morton until the follow
ing spring when ha took the oath of allegiance
to the United Hiatus and was liberated Nat
urally his thoughts were of home and be
longed to again see the faces of loved ones and
look ngaln upon the scenes of his Childhood
far away In this sunny rJouth
He was penniless In a strange land with two
hostile armies between himself and tbe goal be
so much longed to reach With a sad heart he
turned his face westward and following the
national road reached Cartersburg some time
tile nixt day where ho sought and obtained
oruployinpnt fin it I farm band by this occupation
hoping 10 obtain tho necessary funds to carry I
him tail to homo and Irlends Lotter alter
leilur wet written to lolativon aDd friends at I
vuriuiii points In tho South but falllug to hoar
anythIng flow those written to he was thus
led to biltati thu all Ills friends and relatives
had either died or moved away HO be almn
done the Ideaof returnincb Jtnu settled down
nnd niiiriisd a dauuhter of Unclu Henry town
ford raised a fUlly and is huT one of lieu
UrlclS couutia most worthy citizens
liii hue ullrslouR to New Orleans Inspired
him with uii Jneslstlbli delro to visit lift old
linunts again so availing himself nt this op
lortuiiltv ha st Out ubout two weeks ago in
alO
Beiiulioi HCMUOS anti fa > es he bad not looked
ui on for thirty > I rl He reached his deHtluu
tlon in safety nub titter hours dlllgnut seanli
and Imiuiiy tile labors wore rewarded sOrll
lug his sited mothiir anti one brother Inl
Itoduey now contemplates moving to the Ores
cent pity at an early date to spend the re
mainder UT nome of his life uuild the scones of his ni I
Too Mueiii UHV
Dealers In hay bay that the maiket has
not teen eo dull nor have prices been so low in
ton years as during the pant month Hay has
been coming to town at the rule of 1000 tons a
day I makes the merchants sweat worse to
sail the stuff than It did the farmers to out
cure and mow I away The very belt quality
of timothy put Into a manger can be had
oa b ha
for 75 cents a hundred pounds while the second
pnnds whlo
lO
ond quality brings 65 cents and other grades
down as low as M to jlS cents Let year at
this time prices ranged from 20 to 95 per oent
higher than these figures In 1807 as much aa
124 1 ton wits received for the boat The dealers
any the trouble Is due to the extraordinary crop
of seooanolass hay cut last Hummer It was
the greatest crop on record The facilities for
shipping are now so good that the market her
1 looked up with 1 It While flratclaM bar is
It1
shipped here In normal quantities the I
abundance of lao Dorma bar dnwa the whole
IkgqwJk l te
TINTYPES OF BERMUDA
A FRI iMDisfUTAntn rotnia ABOUT
TltAT ttEUOTJt ONION FARM
Na Bke > T > The Fa mm tit TsiIsgeDshIbep
sties In Hull lnKUlooeje MnUtloei
A ll > itrne < l Colored Olrl The Cemcie
teA fir BnltrThenooih Wai
Them are never any shows In Uertntida
The Inhnbltanuand there aro 14000 ot them
have never seen a circus They have never
seen I theatrical performance I suggested
to Mr Paschal the hotel
118clml ono of proprietors
there that It might pay to Importa low actors
from the United States for a season
That1 what I think too said ho enthusi
astically enough There wa some talk once
of bringing out a man from tho States to give I
show here I forgot his name but hes ono of
tho biggest men you have there Mr Paschal
made a vain attempt to recall the name
booth I suggested
No Mr IABchol had never heard of Booth
I suggested Tony Pastor James OConnor
Power Josh Whltoomb Sara Bombard John
L Sullivan Do Wolf Hopper Billy DIce and
all the other show people I oould think of It
was none of these A day or two later Mr
Paschal greeted me with a happy smile
I remember that fellows name now ho
lald It II Tnlznage
Tho reason there ore no show In Bermuda
is because tboro are about COO miles of Atlan I
tic Ocean between there > and anywhere elce
I a show got stranded in Bermuda it would
either have to stay thoro or swim homo The
nearest point to swim to is Charleston 8 a
GO miles westward Tho last man who tried
that a a convict that was when Bermuda
was a British convict station
lie was plucky that convict was said the
orderly sergeant at Irelands Island In telling
tbo story but ho went to tha bottom of the
sea dressed In his best suit of clothes
I knew that our friend McGlntr had called In
umn
Bermuda on his way to England
Tho nearest approach to I show so far as I
hoard was ono day last December when His
Excellency LlouLQen NewdlgatoNowilo
gate ploaso make no mlstako with thoso
Newdegates mlk1 1 is spelled with an I and
the other wI ban ojuBt as they aro written
wrIten
was when his Excellency LleuLUou Now
dlgntphuwdegato U Ii Commundorlntblef
and Governor of tbo colony of Bermuda met
the Mayor and corporation with all manner of
formal ceremony and graciously presided at
Iraclouslv lt
the formal dedication of a bund stand In Victo
ria Park said band stand having boon erected
by tbo subcrlptlons of loyal citizen who de
sired thereby to commemorate Ibo Fiftieth or
jubilee fear 01 the reign of bar Uraclous Ma
jesty Queen Victoria I seams to huo taken
the loyul citizens about four years to raise the
eventually price of that band Hand but they got there
That l In one striking characteristic of tho
Bermudiami they are never In a hurry On
the top of the hill of the principal town which
Is Hamilton there Is aohurcn being built Tho
old church was burned down over HX years
ago An Incendiary did It and the Hamilton
Jlmlton
police are still looking for him tome thou
sands of pounds wore promptly nubxcrlbud for
n now church and the trustees within a month
or two had aycoptod doBlgnrt for a new build
lag prepared by an Edinburgh architect That
was glory enough for one year Tho noxt year
tho old oburoh walla wero pulled down With
in another year the foundation stone was laid
That was in 1 8 The building Is now ready
for the roof There are about u dozen men em
ployed on It I passed the church about twenty
times I day for a fortnight and once or twice
caught them at work
The history of the new St Peters Churoh In
tho town of St Georges at the other end of
Bermuda eleven mllod off Is moro interestIng
still I is built what there Is of It on tho face
of a big hill overlooking the bay The founda
tion etouo was laid over sixteen years ago
Two or three thousand pounds wore snout
and tho nulls are now nearly up I climbed
cllbd
up the hill and waded through the long wi a
up to the church door Until I got quite tlio
to it I honestly thought It wan a ruin rho
weathcrbeaton und roofless walls the groat
Iroat
growth of weeds and bramblo and the air of
utter desolation about tbo place could give ouo
no other Impression My first surprIse was
the discovery of a stack of several thou
sand brick with long crone and woods
growing up through tho Interstices be
tuoon them Inside a bush about ten
feet high had grown up In the chancel since
the masons iult < work the wails wore propped
with beams keep them from
up bOlms to kep Ihor falling In
ward The grass and brnmblu on the floor had
crown breast bhlh This years local alma
nack and guide to the lalandu Indicates thai
work on this building la ali going on thu
slute for the roof la on hand J200 has been
expended up to date and probably t20 will
ant wi
com plete the work
1 nuked a man at the gate I the workmen
had gone out for dinner lie puzrlod over the
question for a moment then looked at me as It
ho had discovered some new kind of Idiot und
utTered to show mo where tho sexton lived
Not that there Is any look of churches In Ber
muda tho people seem to have compensated
themselves for the scarcity of shows by the
building of churches Judging from what one
SOlS In casual driven over the Islands ono
would say there about i ono church to every
twenty people
Hut that wouldnt be correct Thoro ore a
good many people when they all got out The
last census showed a total of 14000 or so of
whom 850 wero colored But they aro not
much colored tiomo of them bavo bluo eyes
I la the only place where 1 hnveseon real blue
eyqd mulattoes Tbero used to be plenty of
fullblood negroes In Bermuda but they are
now very rare The great majority probably
nineteentwentletbB a largo admixture
Ilrlo
of English blood They are growing lighter na
the years roll on and will continue to do so
while England continues custom of send
ing fresh regiments of soldier to Bormuda
every two or hre years Many of the soHlers
I was told II through the form of mnrrrlag
colored women and are permitted to occupy
married quarters In the garrison lut 1 It
is against the rules ot the army for a soldiers
wife or children to get transportation with the
regiment when It moved from ono placo to an
other unless he has been married for at least
three years and as a regiment never btays
longer than about two or three yearn in tier
muda before It Is ordered home it follows that
the colored wives roust either remain behind
or procure an independent passage to Eng
Innd The way to England by steamer is
round by New york and the trip costs mora
than one of the women could earn In her life
The deserted wife however usually consoles
hercolf regiment with a new husband from the newly arriving
nl colored people It might be noted aro
quite good lookingat toast some of them are
I dont remember beelng young white man out
WUIKJHK ur unving wuu coiuruu gurus uui x
have fioauently Been young colored men walk
Ing and driving with good looking white girls
evidently their sweethearts There are 2bU
moro while females than males on the Inlands
vide census report and of course these 280
girls have to rlPorl wak or drive with somebody
All the younger generation of colored people
are well educated and speak good English at
least every writer on Bermuda nays so 1 know
I saw a young colored girl ono Sunday after
noon on the veranda of the house next door
killing bugs with a oopy of Browning and she
wannH reading to them out of the 100k either
As already remarked there are a good many
people when they all get out They all get out
on Derby Day thats the day of the races I
asked TIIE HUNS horse reporter the other day
whether he had ever heard of horses being
handicapped in proportion to their height He
said no be hadnt and what was I giving him
Well If be looks In last weeks number of the
Bermuda Jtoual Oiuetir ho will see in tho
column adertlsement of the races the follow
log note
pounula Allowances For eel halt Inch under IS bands 21
renMlesFor each bIt Inch la height above 13
bands I pound f
I looks reasonable too that tho bigger a
horse Is tho luster he can run Tho pam ap
plies man a big > man should run faster than
lun
1 little one other things being eiiunl Jut
look nt onul lively tlln4 big fabt man can sot
When running after nomination
Talkingof racing your Exceliency said I
in u casual chat with his Excellency tbo Gov
ernor and OommandorlnChlof talking of
racing said I your Excellency should sea I
Clifton I
courteously JndadeT responded his Excellency graciously and
cOlrtenulhreH1Onted tu JooloDc hard man to iutsrvIew
I wan a good while ciitchlnc him but I know
bo could toor got away from me lyllhuut walk
ing Into the sea 1 wanted to usL him About
the way he runs tho Inland I wanted to aalc
him why aeliopkeoper will charge a mnn from
the UnIted Htates fifty per cent more than any
oneeli lor any article bo may buy I wanted
to ask him why a drunken Kngliah oHlcqr who
kicked his wife all around the house and than
out of a Bwoondstory window was not promptly
nrrocted ROd court iijartliued I vjutoil to oak
him how much his soldiers say d l out of their
lucl
salary ol llfteeu pence 1 day and allowed ra
tiouB when Outlines stout was iilneptinco a
small bottle In the grog SiiuuI4 > I wanted to
ask him what was the matter with Queen Vii
aria seeing A God riuvo tholjueon WOK
printed at the bottom tuve f Uiroefourtbt of
the placards In botom Tenders wanted for
potatoes and twn iodiavttto ueln I
wanted to juk him lots of other thlnga too
But in his fxceUsncyH august presence I for
got the Questloae which 1 might otherwise
Qu08101
have put to his Kxoellenoy I call him his Ex
cellency on all possible occasions for thats the
proper caper
PHDeearkCnieof i the fact that Bermuda bal races
only one day in the year 1 asked hun I hl ever
attended Clifton or Tho Out He said no
I boastfully told him 10 had raolag every day
Jn tbe rear bar Hundays He didnt tell me
iTjtht out that I was a liar but be Intimated so
WV tcJd his Exeellener how can the
waca COT uirovile Utt man f Pq ln wtm Jt
Ho laughed heartily at the Joke His Excel
Ect
buoy a mad wag ns they soy In England
When he wont on to toll me what ho had
heard about an alleged l blizzard of two fAd
ego I know 111 blamed old bllward was
going to be thrown In my teeth There WAS no
Iltb
wa
use trying to convince him that we didnt have
blizzards like that every week 10 through the
winter Ho I told blm the winter race tracks
wore all covered over that It was practically
< Itittoor racing > n1 drew I gorgeous picture of
Cliftons new mllonndnhalf track tho quarter
tlonnd bal trak QUlrtlr
of a tulle njnrost the winning post being under
PIt 1111
wlnnlnl
a glass roof and the rout ot the track under
canvas Ho swallowed this story whole That
was whero I got von
I was inilto early In the game when I found
I cost money lo baa I tilted btatos American
I wore un IAKMINU SUN hat during Ibo first
tiny or two uf my stay and then bought it WillIe
flannel jockey cap Such us many of the reel
dents wear I soon found that I could buy
thing ij nor cent cheaper with the white cap
on I was In the ono case a Now Yorker on n
few days visit In the other f was there at
past to Biieml tho winter Wearing a whlto
runnel cap and a linen jnokot you can hire a
boot for fifty cents Inl In hour that OUt I cost youa
dollar tin hour I yon wear a soft felt hat 01a
the ono case they will toll you the price in Lug
Ilsit l money two shillings Mn the other they
will toll I you It Is I dollar And a dollar Is good
for four shillings and twopence A lady told
tollnco
mo a story about engaging board at a certain
protontlous boarding hquso Hbo was 1 a north
of Irolnnd woman from IUsUr8n > Buo asked
the once I of hoard
Fifteen dollars a week
How much Is that in English money
asked the puxsled Pittsburgh woman
A little over three pounds
1 lhrlo pooh I shrieked the other three
poun k a wool for board an a wee room like
hat I t Why I could nut boon In Belfast Iko
Dublin for I poun to thirty shllllns
A bargain was struck nt two tiounds a week
One can get I Ito room and board woek
modest boarding house lor 10 to boar
Nearlyovorythlnif oaten li I brought from Now
York Homo of the house ore very old and
Iro
nld
have stone walls two foot thick I had a room
that tho landlady assured mo was nearly 2UO
years old I was very small for Its ago
b principal show place Is Irelands Island
hlmd
That fa where tho convicts bud to put In tholr
bust licks that Is where tho dock yards naval
storehouses and factories and other big naval
srrc f Slb
slo lgr
ornment structures are located Visitors are
not allowed to Inspect tho fortifications under
any circumstances bn sooms a proper and
ron < onnblu precaution KnmAlmilv mipht ainni
them and soli thorn to Germany visitors how
ever are most courteously treated a polico es
cort beIng In readiness on the arrival of tho
foronoonlioat to show thorn ovorytblng tho law
allows This Includes tho mammoth floating
dock the storehouses and repair ihops nORtDI
famous old manofwar the Irrofl tllilowhlcn
wax cue of Nelsons heat Tho old ship Is an
ehorud near tho dock undusudasa naval bug
lag nnd boarding house usut a I naVlllol
Every visitor must have a permit which la
presented to tho saigennt on duty at the guard
house The sergeant Is n most Iuar
gontlKiunn After a little clint ho courteously
Iourteously
invited mo Into tho guard house I shook my
head and cild 1 bad sworn off sbool lS ho
made a point ol It I wont in He planted mo
lu a chair placed a big book on the table bo
tlbl
fore mo and Instructed mo to wilts down my
full mime placo of abode occupation and half
a dozen other things that tb < British Inl hll
taunt wanted to know before I could BOO their
dockyards There was another visitor tbolt tblir
who scented In doubt about what be should
write under the head occupation Ho llnally
wrote loafer The sergeant Inal
nod but let It go a
There were seven convicts got away onco
Raid the sergeant We had been speaking of
eplklnl
tho Immense work don by the convicts there
ns ahowu by tho massive buildings and fortifi
cations on the brow ot the bill und I had re
marked that an Island GpO miles from any
mlls
O Iny
hero was I place fioiu which convicts couldnt
easily escape
Seven got away and In broad daylight
too said the serKonnt Wo had a crow of six
menwhose duty it waaamongothertblnEs to
row tho doctor from one osiel to another In
hla dally visits Tho doctor wore a white hel
I met ana a dark coat One afternoon wo saw
tho doctor being rowed out toward the rcefa
I Wo wondoied what was taking him In that
bl tlat
direction but paid no particular attention to
it 1resontly tbo doctor turned up and then
wo discovered that the seventh lan who sat
lu the stern of tho boat and personated the
doctor was another convict wbohad stolon the
whoba
doctor s coat and helmet I was tou Into In
tha day to got un steam and givn chase fur no
vessel oould follow in tholr wake toward the
roofs but would have to go a long way around
as the convicts well knew A vessel went out
early next morning and searched for several
days but got no trace of them It is I lulu
probable thor reached tho coast In safety
Tho cemeteries are a striking feature of Ber
muda For such 1 little countrysay about
llfteen miles long by two mllea wide if it was
all put s ilidly tOBdtber for such a little coun
try I wonderful lot of people teem tu have died
tliero Tho greatest mortality seems to have
been among the army mid navy In J 1843 and
again In l 4lho Islands wero scourcod by yel 1
low fever and soldiers were mowed down lit
erally by tiin hundred But Bermuda In Its
normal condition Is a healthy place For poo
Ion moderately good heattli I who desire to
unit quiet pines in which to rest and get fat
there is probably no better spot on earth io
plo who can knock around a llttluovon if It is
only around a billiard table Invariably bavo
excellent appetites and look longingly forward
to meal 1 Into But for pooplu lu tho Inter stages
of consumption or suilerlng from any other
constitutional disease It la I n place tt > avoid
The air though bracing ant pure U always
humid on hot days It Is freaucutly something
frolucnl soretblnl
like a steam bath And the journey back and
forward Is u perfect terror Mrs Julia U Don
who baa written a book about Bermuda Is
uuotod by t Ito Mrnttnaok as saylnif liven
th > > paasuao of tho English Channel Intenslllsd
nnd stretched over four days Instead of four
houra and you have the voyaxa from New York
to Bermuda The loss Bald about It tho butter
I have heard people who ware otherwUo well
pleased with their rip to Bermuda declare wel
their way home that they would never visit
tbo place again until thero was I bridge built
to It Tho steamers aro big and light and are
tossed around at au extraordinary rate Ono
doesnt Jot far beyond Sandy Hook ou the way
out beloro the fun begins Dinner was an
nounced just as we passed tho Hook Every
body took dinner I was tho only meal that
all the passengers attended One passonscr
a big Gorman who ha a produce commission
ofllce over on Warren street made some funny
remarks about seasickness I saw him a little
later smoking 0 big cigar on duck He seemed
ploosod The ship was beginning to toss about
In an alarming foahlon
Did you see that skinnynecked woman
with the big diamonds at dinner ho asked
I had neon her
laughing Slid had loudly to bo helped down stairs he said
Presently he loaned over tho rail and gazed
rai IAod
Into the water
Must be pretty deep here I said politely
Ho did not answer His cigar had dropped
Into the ocean Presently he wont down stairs
The next time I saw him was when the vessel
reached Bermuda He had stayed In his berth
tbe whole three days
Everybody on board got sick except one
woman not counting the Captain and the
cat That woman was a perfect nightmare
Was you sick Now pereot lakes do tel I
Why 1 wasnt ii c l at nil i T knew f wouldnt t I
bo sick Maw was awful sick You never saw I
anybody as sick IU maw WIS But when I was
a Ill girl I used to swing and swing and wa
got sick Johnthats my husbandJohn ho
was coming along but ho was ufeard hed be
sick John bad the pnoumony and the doctor
paid be should go to Bermuda Ho John got
tickets for hint and me and maw wanted to
come too and John be gave his ticket to maw
toklt law
for at the last minute he changed lilt mind and
said tho lone journey would bo too much for
him and It would bo a pity to waste the
tlckota Ho maw and ines two lonely females
und you gentleman must ho awful good to ui
Wa called her Jonah That was among our
selves of course I happened to be smonl pier
at Hamilton about live days later when that
woman and her maw wore leaving Bermuda
They bad collected moro truck In the way of
souvenir ot tholr trip than all the other pas
sengers combined Among their eouvonlrn
were basket of potatoes and a big bunch of
young onions
Bermudas strong point Is onions All tbe
hens In the country are chained ui > by tho lozs
10is
lobt they should scratch tho onion beds It Is
when writing of onions that tho local pools got
in thoii lino work Ono of them has published
uUde to tho Onion which begins
lo when the coodly onion silt
Cold stern adversity prevails
Another sings
Thou land of onion and potatoes bal I
Mar pivace and plenty sill I thy homes attend
Slay these thy staple products never ola lleld
hut may they nourish lo all time and end
Tho town of fit Georges it the further end
of tho island Is ubout the rot mlseiablu llen
bitten luanuylouking plnco ono would find In
ayeain travel M Oeoigas was formerly the
big town nt tin islands an honor which la now
hold by Hamilton tt Georges was one of tho
liotbelB 01 cecusslou during tho ciUI war In
America Goods purchased abroad for the
Ute of tho Confederate army were brought to
the town and there transferred to craft wait
ito to carry them to their destination After
Atlr
tho war the old town died nobody knows e
uoly why I there Is any poverty on tbo Isl
ands It Is here I Is only when a party of
tourists eomo over from Hamilton that there
Is I any life In t Georges Then allithe rest of
tho town starts In to help the k Oourgoa Ho
lot people prepare dinner The hotel proprie
tor In Ills Hliiit sIoeMss welcomes the lsltnrs
attends bar waits at table bom > eu the nlagera
p nl i keeps tally of he games In the billiard
room There Is only one billiard table It Ian
patched and ragged reminiscence of the good
old days It Was brought over by Juan Her
inudec when be discovered the lilauds tn 1616
Bleh Yod far Maine hocks
Vow its Itwlilim Journal
William Mason who lives about a mile
from Bluehlll village thinks there may lbs a
gold mine on his farm and propoBes to ini esti
mate the matter In the spring teeral ducks
killed by him thio winter have bad pieces of
gold In their crops and as they have spent most
at their time In a newly deepened POOL thus
bottom of which U gray sand It is t boubtthI
15 nh th y o tAilr unoiaoUf rCAQ9Q
l4ssI2NaKtA IN A 84ND IOZSU
What It le to OrejrtsOieis hy 00 Bert Of
Arts ms flhiassrd
ftis tAt ckccaeo acnU
looking lot of
It was a end and dilapidated
assenjsys that arrived at the Dearborn Street
ilepot yesterday morning SorrY a spectacle
r an they presented the cars upon which they
cattle were a still sorrIer They looked as if
the train bad been through n gigantic l sand
blast and such proved to bo really the fact
You see wild an elderly man who had had
I on this journey his llrst and he hopes hU lost
experience with nn Aritona sand storm you
sea the outside ot our coaches how slimy
they are how dusty dlrtr scratched rent
and torn they are lou have been In
side aol observed how greasy splotched
worn and torn the upholstery Is We had been
going along swimmingly most of us bound to
Chicago and all happy lu the prospect of meet
ing and shaking bonds with our friends hero
and con ratulating them tipon having Won the
Vorltie iair in P492 when we encountered
that villainous sand storm The day had boon
cloudless with not a single ugly spot In view
In our train were three Pullman oars lye puts
eengercoaobos and three other oars wo nan
formed acquaintances one car with another
and decided that never bad so large a company
been BO hnpprln having come up with so many
congenial spirits
coWPSedon the morning of Feb 28
through a long and broad field ot sags brush
Although the wind was high and howled us
though It were celebrating the discovery of
America and all the Important events that hale
since happened wo oared nothing for It be
cause wo wore forging ahead and the winds
frolic made no Impression whatsoever on our
progress Years ago 1 decided that it was ray
duty to let anything or anybody got ahead in
this world so long as It did not Interfere with
my own comfort or convenience But who can
tell what Is live minutes ahead of him
We were tn Arizona titan altitude of f about
8000 feet the thermometer registered about
12 ° below zero nnd the urbane portor wns com
forting us with the reflection that in a very few
hours we hould go down grade and bo In a
semitropical climate when suddenly aa we
wore crossing Carton Diablo wo looked out
and aw n barebeaded Indian forced along at
a fortymlloanhour gait hlH hair standing
out perpendicular from his bead We smiled
thinking there would bo ono good Indian less
on earth when that Infernal storm of sand
burst upon us Havo you ever Been teat
red sand of the great American desert It
Is as line aa extra superfine flour ana
more penetrating than tho best directed
ShOt from a tonInch rifled gun of modern pat
tern Now wo lire In u clear blue ski the sun
smiling joyously down upon earth Then aud
then means los than onohall a second after
ward o are In the midst of a cloud ot sand
which with Infinite Impudence and without
knocking forces entrance everywhere Pull
man cars have double windows and all of
these are fast In a trice the ventilators are
closed tight and the porter and conductor
stand with cocked revolvers to shoot the first
man friend or foe who seeko to enter A sur
geon Is on ono car and ho at once calls out In
titentoilnn volco that every passenger shall I
envelop lila or her head with a shoot or towel
It la the hour of 1 in the afternoon Inc I
trice we pass from light to darkness The on
clneer afterward declares that he was unable I
to see the boll on his engine or his smoke
stack and consequently bo pulls up at a full
stop within a quarter ot a mile ol Winslow sta
tion He can push his engine through snow
oven though It be piled up a foot or moro on I
the track but his experience has taught him I
that If sand be piled up though but nn met I
or two above the rail his entire train will be I
ditched He Is aware that a train it likely Ic t
butt Into his and that a westernbound train is I
likely to telescope him in front But he realizes I
also that the switch ahead may bo misplaced
Hence his halt Ding dong dong ding I goes i
his bell and thus It keens up unremittingly
There Is not much talking The most opti
mistic of our party ouco lu a while essay a
pleasantry but the Individual who attempts it
grows pale and retires within himself I can
not describe the situation nor could you dose I
had you boon there Later on aftnr ibo storm
had passed wo were told nt Window by those I
who had been there since tie town had had Its
being that that section was visited about once
a month by a slmoun but that it was deep
tonal for such u storm to endure for mom
than an hour Yet we struk that Btorm at 1
oclock in the afternoon and It did not
subside until ouobalf hour after 6 During
that tIme the blast Struck on the corner
of our rear coaches and kept them constantly
rocking each of them beine
lifted up to the I
utmost limit of the ear springs and dropped
back again heavily upon the axles Not one ot
us dared OXPOEU ores nose or mouth one sec
ond but wo kept our visages concealed try
sheets blankets towels or u trlule mpuly ef
handkerchief It wits awfully dlsconraulne I
can assure you If n fellow was minded to
talk bo could not bo hoard because all tbe rest
had their ears KO tuulllod up that they oould
not have heard thunder when at Its beat or an
entire broadside from a fullrlEged ship
lu our party was a man who owns most of
tbo stage coach lines in that territory and bo
went around to each of us at halfhour Inter
vats assuring us that Although be had lived in
that section Tor upward of thirty rears he had
Atflr WOflflCQflhl n nOn S 1 h
sovurlty of that now prevailing This Jobs
comforter continued to keep all the lady pas
sengers in a state of constant fainting and
somlrevlval ol consciousness and reminded
all of the stronger sex that their latter and was
near nt hand 1 died a dozen Union In that six
hours of waiting 1 can never possibly suffer
as 1 then endured agony
It Is a physiological fact that such a wall of
Band makes short the supply of oxygen even
out of doors But wo wore shut up tight and
close within a car Wo breathed ova and
ovor again the same supply ot air It got
closer and closer and our lungs got weaker
and weaker Just before the storm let up tbe
doctor came around and said it was not possi
ble for any of us to live onehulf hour longer
We all acquiesced In that sentence and ciado
ready to die
Bund You dont know what that brief
query moans Why ray dear fellow it crowd
ed in evorywhori I give you my word of
honor that when the wind full as It did at sun
set there wore six Inches of rod nnd onalevol
Inside our coach There worn elcht Inches nn
u level In the vestibule n th outside All the
passenuorB constituted luomsohes i deputy
porters and assisted In clearing away the sand
Later on the porter lit < Iwo the bunks and
bless my eoull wo wore worse off than ever
Down rainout the sand from the Inside of the
upper bunk arrangement so that our last
estate was worse than the Hrsu Every suit of
clothes and every ladys dress was ruIned
Every bit of plush upholstery was ruined
Every car passenger and sleeper must go to
the factory lor lopalra livery suit ot clothes
must be turned over to tho scourer for cleans
ire I am on my war to the Turkish bath for a
twentylour hours star Wo have slept lu sand
Milked over snnd wallowed In band since that
afternoon ot the 2Itb We have eateu sand nt
way stations Our throats are sore our lips
are raw our eyes are bloodshot We literally
passed through the valley ot the shadow of
death and cannot forget that six hours stay
in the days darkness and gloom though we
lived a dozen centuries It IB Impossible toox
ogcerato He would lw bles ed or cursed with
a superlatively exalted Imagination who could
concede a tithe of our sufferings Just think
rut tia I our fnstAsjirilil4an In itiiiakta rid hlit >
els hour by hour not knowing what moment
would be our last We were moro than half as
phyxiated Not one of us has been able to eat
onehalf a square meal since That Infernal
sand not only penetrated iho plush cloth the
sheet towels and handkerchiefs but It also
settled down In the pores of our skins and we
shall be Infernally lucky it we get rid of it
after score of thorough bathe
Nevada Pot Horses on 8sowskse
mm the Truttte Krrutllca
The first stage through from HIerravllle since
Jan U came Into Truokoo Saturday night
The sleight was constructed specially for the
purpose The runners were made like a pair of
mowsnoes vary wide with a groove tn tbe
centre to keep the sleigh from drifting side
ways and the bottom was well doped The
frame ot the sleigh was light the whole struc
ture did not weigh over eighty pounds The
sleigh was drawn by two horses on snowshoes
bitched tandem Myron Manchester engineer
ed the outfit which was unique In appearance
The trip was made from Bierravllle to Truokie
In less than two days A load of mall was
brought In and a big load was taken out
STURDY YACHTSMEN THESE
no ULnrsnAt DBKKZK ASKED rog V
af DEBFKKBL KAILOttS
A Yebtsaa TVli Ftsirfi it ris > lisi Okie s
the Seleat 1st January DetlKliirnlMarei I
thmm s > Doses Yischtsi M Movih fltte
Oat for ITUtsjr CrnUlsBTkei Ntss
ii The Yankees hold the cup but the IlrlU
tab take the cake ns yachtsmen said a mem
ber of the New York Yacht Club yesterday Ue
was looking over a file ot the London Field in
the clubs library and the remark was Insplrea
by the record during the past two months ot
the doings of British yachtsmen This record 1
though of very unsatisfactory brevity to an
American reader shows conclusively that
though the British yachtsman may be atop
and perhaps a snob he is nevertheless the
most manly Corinthian sailor afloat
For instance there Is the owner of the 11toa
cutter Nerlssa Modestly concealing his name
under the Initials II F 8 he writes to say that
the enclosed notes may interest those of your
readers who take stock In roughandready
sailing I have kept ray little vessel In com
mission In the Bolont during the winter and
have had many enjoyable cruises thereabouts
since October
Then he tolls the story of what ho considers
the most delightful of all those cruises The
story can be told in no way more ofToothely
than In his own words which are as follows
On Friday Jan 34 rtass very low went on twirl
with two friends and MWI yacht yards flooded from
prerlotis days rale xceptlonally high tldts
Saturday asth Dirty weather and squally Laid out
beige and hauled out ot mud berth at 13SO r M TituS
west by south variable In lichen Hirer Weighed and
made sail under trysail spllflro Jib and whole crulnni
foresail turned down aiatntt flood until 05 tnt htxon
when foresheet traveller on horse pulled toplecn
hauled sail down with thirty seren rents In U soil bore
up for Paynes anchored and replaced tratellrrby
heavy m Inch shackle At 8 P M made sail as before
and wetuhed very heavy squalls slamming down furl
ously shaking tis to the keel In slays Mad iplrndid
reach down Southampton water and West faisie to
Cowts The fast going westerly tide kicked opanuty
jump In the tiolrnt bat we took no water on deck be
yond the spoondrlft which kept up a continual pelt
hitting about as hard M would dischargee of small eliot
Drought up In regular berth outside In Medina at M t M
Sunday smb Tim morning hard wind wen glsti
3810 mustered at 8AM storm canvas as before
Hove up ancient derelict anchor feslooued with ruity
chains hal I difficult Job to clear our round tackle 4j
reclly we had done so tnlerprlslnc waterman acute off
helped our jetsam with line to buoy the same Reached
to alihot Cahill large Yarmouth smack running for
shelter under two reeled wILTeD one reef lnsia ii
and peak of manual On lUuible Lore np biueitj
very hard Indeed for Tortemoulh boat appeared tu
blow nearly out of water at nines we cut In iliruaeh
cap way and after a ooupla of beards In a ierr Lt
beast or a s uaU brooxht up belwen II M b Vlciorr
and Camper yard at 2 r M Went ashore and waiclird
sea washing over i the southern asplanad with muiii
satisfaction
A wild night dragged nearly under bows of Put of
Wellington nearly all clialn out My new lad A lnclou
behaved very well aud stuck on deck all night muiti to
the owner cntnfort
klonday 27ih Ureaey weather forenoon ol midday
moderated welglieil luckily fludlnfr no other muur
Ings storm canvas as before to Hyde lauded stud me
crulted ricaant sail lo ilopport Rlasa ruins unbent
and stowed storm sails away
Tuesday 8th Our hook aniline luck still In the as
cendant In weighing at t3 I M raked nn Camel
naebuweraul chain dropled fame prumptly as poe
stole slid proceeilnil for tioulhantpton under two reeled
mainsail and third Jib unietlied e < inally weather
Turned oat of rupway shook mitrrefs between Mokvs
Hay and Mill head and Khlflcd to working Jlu at llsui
ble wind hauled to > H strong fetched anchorage off
town Quay with otis bonrd 10 r > aud brought up at u
I U blowing Cold with ruin
Un dneiday win drool wind N by R very cold
turned up lichen ud left for town all the I Imluenra
and Its disagreeable consequences having been gull
washed and blown sway
If a man who will get up anchor and put to
nan against head tide whllo a gale IB blowing lit
to rip the storm canvas to places who will keep
at it when tho gate Increased HO that It seems to
blow thu yacht clear out of the water while tho
spoondrlft pelts the face like charges nf bird
shot and who not only enjoys It but actually
recovers from an attack of Influenza under Us
Intluenco bo not a sturdy sailorman then the
breed has ceased to exist
That this ono man Is not the only or an ex
ceptional yachtsman who enjoys winter cruises
la apparent from the imports from different
Potts about the coast Irrom Mouton comes
the story of u gentleman and lady who worn
aolug off to a yacht Aa the lady wait about to
atep into the dingy holding inoanwhile the
baud of tho gciitloman the swell drove the
dingy from the landing and both fell Into the
water Neither could swim but both were
fished out They Dimply got into dry clothing
ami won on the cruise us It the bath bad
been taken In August Instead of February
During the first week of February the auxili
ary steam hip Puritan Mr 0 W Fowles and
the ketch Otter Hound Mr E Llddall Balled
from Gosport on cruises while thoOraco tint
ltng sailed from COWON on a like commission
TIm steamer lIed Uaulo and the schooner
Ilnmlugn snllod from othor ports About the
Enmo number of yachts sailed during each
wek since
ll la true that the most of these cruisers
were bound for the Mediterranean where bo
skIes are KO clear and soft ns to weary the old
salts If tradition bo true but It takes good
Pluck und irood seamanship to sail uciuea tli
hay of Biscay ut this time of the year and that
must be done by the adventurous cruiser be
fore reaching the pleasant landlocked ea bo
fur aa reported but one yacht has eomo to
grief In the passage howovor and that was tlit
steam yacht lmo230 tons She ran ou it reef
off Capo Trulaluar and nix seamen ueru Ion
A very narrow etcnpo of a yachting party Is
reported from Maryport On Feb Hi the little
steam ystit Wnnp Balled fioin Maryport lor
HnrrlnKlon The boat was worked by four
sailors and was carrying a lady Miss htory
I and her brother to visit friends They landed
nt orthlnuton Instead of Harrington how
evor and at 8 P M Balled for home On the
wiiy buck the coal gave out and a gala i < uniu
on All the furultuie of the yacht and thu
doors and evoryiblt of wood about her that
could be used us fuel wan burned without gel
ting her Into port At dawn on Monday tint
party found themselves In tbe middle of thu
bolont with no spare bout no compass no
mills no oars and no food or water on board
One of the ladys skirts was rigged OB n otll
but with little effect because the boat wIts fill
ing with watqr Finally at dark on Monday tho
yacht was driven on a roof and broken up
near shore The crew and passengers were
rescued by the people along shore
As a last Instance of what British sporting
bloods Impels the yachtsmen do the cruise
of tho NyanzA may be cited Tho Nyanza is a
schooner 218 ton Bho sailed from Ply
mouth on July 21 1887 on a voyage around the
world An Interesting feature of all British
aroundtbeworld voyages Is the fact that the
yachtsman sails in his yacht until the end of
bis voyage He does not send the yacht around
dangerous canes in charge of the crew while
ho takes a safe overland passage
The Nyunza reached the Awrea on Mig 8
the Capo da V > turtle on Aug 27 Fernando de
JiPrLnfr PT BrP1 ° u bept 13 Hio on Kept
29 the Falkland Islands on Nov 17 and on
Feb 14 1838 entered thin Strait of Magellan
It took her until April 17flS daysto clear the
Straits a voyngo of 640 miles She was often
stormbound i In Btralts ports and when
seeking shelter In Boboll llay struck a
rock where sno remained bard fast for six
hours and was seriously hurt The tide
fortunately floated her Hhe was repaired at
the island nf Juan Fernandez From that time
on there were such larks among the natives of
the Islands of tho bouih Sea as were nt to make
a missionary hair turn gray ibm Nyanra
llnally reached Kobe Japan on Aug H ISHi
where she now lies waiting for the ice to break
up In Bebrlngs lies and the north coast of Si
bans After Bay 1 she will take a cruise to the
north of Siberia and then return to the south
and take In Ceylon Australia the east coast ot
Africa and fInally return home by the Cape of
Good Hope she fans has already sailed 30871
nautical miles on tbe cruise Her daily aver
age has been 10561 knots and her best244
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