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HISTORIG GHOSTS
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A 3Iysterio Wraith in a RicH New York Family Some Enslisli Gnomes
Every Kiamlct In Engliiml Has a Prize Ghost Teeming With Ko
r nUllIlceE1111eror Williams Alarm
Ghosts are always interesting In one
It I respect they resemble a sea serpent < A
great many people firmly believe that
I I 3ieTther exist But a real sea serpemt
II i was captured the other day on the Pa
W cific coast and as she is still alive and
well and has been photographed about
1
l It i two thousand times there can be no
II future doubt as to the existence of the
11 marine monster No ghost has been
captured yet but this may all be chang
ed within > a few diiys for that remark
Ii able young main the Emperor William
of Germany has given strict orders
I to the numerous guards who inhabit
1 t the royal palace at Berlin to intercept
f I r the first ghost that appears and hold it
priaoner
4 I
IJ lie lucky guard who effects the cap
l 1 ture will douotless be given a title lor
this ghost has worried the Hohenzol
lerns for something like four hundred
years and whenever she appeared some
notable member of the family usually
the emperor died within a month or I
two This ghost Is known as the White I
lddy as sue always appears in flow
ing white robes Her history is longer I
I than fOrty campaign speeches and a i
deal more interesting She was seen I
I in the palace about four weeks ago
hence the emperors orders for her i
capture
I There are many other interesting his
t torical ghosts who however are not
f sa well known as the White Lady of I
I the Hohenzollerns This country is
I comparatively free of ghosts but Eng I
1 land is a veritable land of wraiths I
The superstitious peasantry may have I
I something to do with the excessive sup
11 ply Each little village and hamlet has I
t its own ghost usually a ghost of great
j antiquity around whom time has en
twined a verdant growth of romance 1
SOME SUSSEX GNOMES i
Siirsex which of all the English
counties has retained its old character
istics the most has a good many ghosts I
who are still realities in the eyes of the
rustics of that little visited district
which was once the center of Englands
iron industry There is the headless
man of St Leonards Forest known as
Squire Paulett who jumps upon the
crupper of a horseman entering < the for
est and remains there until clear of it
I There is the Drummer of Hurstmon
ceaux Black doga a favorite shape assumed
1
I cursed by ghosts all over England haunt
dark lan = and lone byroads and under
many a sequestered wooden bridge a
headless woman may be seen spinning
wI i1e oi the old cattle road between
Kingston near Lewes and the Marshes
known as the Drove Way a goblin
may be seen on any dark wild night
incessantly spinning charcoal
Matter of fact London has ghosts by
the score and while few people ac
lowledge a belief in the creepy visi i
tors it is a notable fact
I that many houses remain un
i tenanted from onyeas end
A
to the other because ot tne tact tnai
they are said to be inhabited by
I wraiths The most notable of the Lon
don ghosts > is that of Lord Holland
who is said to walk in the Sir Joshua
room of the Holland house This par
ticular Lord Holland is surprisingly
obnoxious because he insists upon
carrying his head in his hands as he
walks about the apartment glancing
now and then at the fine pictures
adorning the walls
TEEMS WITH GHOSTS
I Norfolk is another English county
which teems with ghcsts There is a
I Dale longhaired woman who runs
I shrieking amongst the pits on Aylmer
i ton Heath There is a great black
i Shuck Dogthe word shuck said
to mean the devil who at Col hall
Bridge is headless and at Solhouse
has a blazing eye in the center of his
forehead and who has a brother at
Peel castle in the Isle of Man the spirit
of a murdered prisoner known as the
Mauthe Dog Then young Lord Da
I ere who was murdered in 1565 by his
I guardian Sir Richard Fulmerston who
arranged that a rocking horse on
I which the boy sat should fall still
prances about on a headless rocking
horse
Anne Boleyn still rides down the
avenue of BUckling park once a year
In a hearselike coach drawn by four
headless horses and driven by a
headless driver with her head in h r
lap and her father Sir Thomas does
the sam thing At CaistOr castle
there is another coach and headless
team and yet another near Great Mel
ton This last rises from a pool every
midday and midnight and with its
load of four headless dripping white
robed ladies passes slowly round the
field and sinks again and tradition
says that at this spot long ago a brid
al party were upset into this pool and
never seen again
Mannington hall the residence of the
Walpoles Earls of Orford has its
I ghostly associations Horatio second
I earl removed all the tombstones of
the Scaliners the former possessors of
the hall from Wickmere church and
J one of the buried ladies is still believed
to walk around the churchyard To
atone for the sacrilege every earl of
Orford at his burial was driven in his
hearse three times around ruined
VTIckmere church before being finally
laid to rest
UNHAPPY LADY GHOSTS
The historic ladies who had an un
I happy time of it during their lives
1 form a numerous brigade in the ghost
array Ann of Cleves paces up and
dowr > the gallery bearing her name in
1 Hf ver castte Fair Rosamond waiks on
the river bank at Godstow Amy Rob
S sart on the side of Cumnor Mary
f I Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay We
have noted Ann Boleyns procedure at
i BUckling Canterbury Kings school
s boys faithfully believe that the unfor
j tunate Nell Cook famous in the In
goldsby legend haunts the Dark Entry
every Friday night At Apethorpe
the Earl of Westmorelands seat in
I yJorthamptonshire Lady Grace wife of
the first earl walks in a corridor scat
I taring silver ccnnies as she goes but
the pennies are air and woe to him
who tries to test their solidity There
Is the Brown Lady of Roinham state
ly In coif and rich brocade but eye
Jess There is Silky of Denton hall
near Newcastle in a flowered long
waisted satin gown and a satin hood
There is the White Lady of Skipsea
castle L ady Derwentwater of Dilston
r castle the Gray Woman of Willington
I Meg of Meldon in a broad hat the
White Lady Klenkinson who still
wails over a chest of gold the cause
of all the unhappiness of her married
lifeA
A KNICKERBOCKER GHOST
An interesting American ghost is that
which is said to dwell in the Forbes
t manor house at BathontheHudson
near Albany N Y One night about I I
thirty years ago the manor house was
the blazing scene of a social gathering I
> lng Just what out of the ordinary
happened that night nobody in Bath
knows But something did happen for I
Everybody in Bath says so At any
rate it was a gala night but the next
morning all the servants excepting four
I t faithful ones who had been with he
r c family for many years were discharg
t ed and shortly after breakfast all the
members of the family left the manor I I
< house In carriages No goodbyes were
Laid Behind them they left their
beautiful home as it Had been the day
before On the mantels and dressers I I
were the pictures of friends in the
cr
W 1ii
bureaus and lockers and chests were
their clothes on the desks their let
ters and papers Trinkets lay on the
tables forgotten
The doors were locked the curtains
pulled down and the house closed for
all time
THE MAN IN BLACK
A man in black is said to walk that
house every night mumbling and
moaning as he passes up and down the
broad stairway Scores of people as
sert that they have heard him and a
few say they have seen him One of
the latter describes him as follows
His hair was long and furly and part
ed on the side his eyes were bright
his features clearly cut and his face
pale He was smooth shaven and wore
a high standing collar and a black
bow and stock He was in evening
dress and wore no jewelry except a
gold fob For a moment he ceased
mumbling and then began moaning I
and walked away He passed the door
walking toward the stairway
The ghost hunter tiptoed to the door
and watched him ascend the stairway
I until he was half way to the top
when he stopped as though he had
I encountered another person He raised
his hands appealingly and fell back
I ward with a shriek that rang through
out the house and was answered by
the echoes His hand strack a mar
ble step and thinking that he had
been injured the watcher rushed to
the spot He saw nothing
The history of this ghost is tightly
locked with the family who now live
in the old Forbes mansion on Fifth
avenue New York Paul Simeon
Forbes purchased the manor house in
1850 from the Van Rensselaers with I
900 acres of land l He paid 9300ff for
it which was considerably less than
the cost of the house the land being
practically thrown in Whether the I
ghost is the property of the Forbes
family or of the Van Renssalaers no j
one knows for they hug the search I
closely The manor house is now the
property of a Boston man Nathaniel
Stone I
For Over Fifty i cars
Mrs Winslows Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething It
soothes the child softens the gums al
lays all pain cures wind colic and is
the best remedy for Diarrhoea Twent
tyfive cents i bottle
I Cure For Hcndaclie
As a remedy ror all forms of Head
ache Electric Bitters has proved to be
the very best It effects a permanent
cure and the most dreaded habitual
sick headaches yield to its influence
We urge all who are afflicted to pro
cure a bottle and give this remedy a
fair trial In cases of habitual con
stipation Electric Bitters cures by giv
ing the needed tone to the bowels and I
few cases long resist the use of this
medicine Try it once Only Fifty I
cents at Z C M L Drug dept
NOTES IN SEASON
A kerosene emulsion is successfully
used for lice on cattle Until they are
rid of it no herd can prosper
It is a great blunder for a farmer to
sell off his good breeding mares yet
this is often done and the gelding re
tained
Practice and chemistry agree without
reservation that good clover hay is the
best roughness which can be used in
the dairy
Effective farm work is as a rule the
result of sober and systematic plan
ning The haphazard order of things
is fast going out of date on the better
class of farms of the country
Room at the top applies to agricul
ture as well as other occupations
There is always an abundance of in
different farm produce on the market
and where practicable it will pay to
carefully assort such as is intended
for Immediate sale to consumers
One of the most useful and convenient
things for the farmer to use in case of
wire cuts on his horses is carbolic acid
Of course it should be diluted in water
in the proportion of about 10 to 1 It
costs but little and should always be
kept on hand It is also good for a dis
infectant
As black walnut chestnut and butter
nut trees thrive well in this region
they ought to be grown more exten
sively throughout the state They are
well worth growing for their nuts
alone coming into bearing eight or ten
years from seed and producing val
uable timber when twentyfive to
thirty years old
After the strawberries are picked
mow down the vines with a scythe and
when dried burn over the entire patch
thus destroying weeds insects and dis
ease in one operation The fire must
not be fierce enough to injure the crown
of the plants After the operation give
a thorough irrigation and the plants
will come up in fine shape and unless
it be a very old patch will form large
plants for next seasons fruiting
The cow should be bred with as much
care as the mare If is better that
j I those owning one to four or five cows
should join and buy a partnership ani
mal of high merit rather than buy a
cheap bull for each farm Two farmers
with ten cows between them can better
afford to pay 5150 for a choice pure
bred bull than 50 each for two com
mon bulls
No man can farm successfully and
ignore weeds There is nothing more
clearly settled among good farmers
everywhere than the entire practica
bility of keeping all weeds in a state
of subjection It is this very fact that
always sets a premium upon good
farming Aside from this the careful
cultivator takes more pleasure in mak
ma
ing his fields clean than does the in
different one in sleeping while the
weeds grow
ExGovernor Hoard of Wisconsin
very properly says that the farmers
have not yet furnished the conditions
whereby they can make the most profit
out of the creamery They are furnish
ing half the amount of milk they
should furnish There are thousands of
farmers with 200 acres of land who are
keeping not more than ten to fifteen
cows The making of the milk from
these cows costs them nearly double
per pound what it would if they made
four times as much
Dont put the new grain into the
granary until you have thoroughly
cleaned up the old bins I any old
grain remains i is better to keep i to
itself When possible clean up the bins
several weeks before threshing time In
this case if there are any ins rts at
work in the grain you get a chance to
starve them out
Success on the farm Is the surplus
over expenses Without a surplus a
farmer may be a desperate toiler all
his life By propagating from the best
of everything he always finds a market
for his surplus it brings the highest
price and it will always pay his debts
There Is an almost incredible differ
ence In what different farmers would
call the art of agriculture
One thorough spraying is better than
three or four pcorly done and can be
made In less time and with a great
saving of material I rain soon fol
lows spraying with london purple or
paris green repeat but where these
are used with bordeaux i the mix
ture has an opportunity to dry before
a shower comes it will be found on the
trees at fruitpicking time especially
It t J
l i
if a little molasses is used in the com
pound I is by all means wis to
use the two together thus protecting
against both Insects and fungi with
one operation while the arsenic pois
sons used in bordeaux mixture tire
less liable to burn fpliage
Arizona farming is well portrayed in
Bulletin 17 of the Arizona experiment
station at Tucson At a territorial
agricultural convention all portions of
the state were well represented and
many able farmers read papers of in
terest The bulletin prints the papers
read in full and every farmer living in
the arid region should send for a copy
The speakers considered the irrigation
possibilities of the territory to a large
extent
Trees in cultivated ground have
darker and more vigorous foliage than
those in sod ground with less yellow
ing dropping of leaves or wilting in hot
windy days Apples averaged 1 per
cent greater weight on cultivated than
on pasture land and 17 per cent great
er than on mowed land at the Nebraska
ka experiment station As to moisture
for every 100 barrels of walter in 20
inch depth of soil or sod land there
were 140 in cultivated land
Never sell at a loss writes a western
subscriber who makes a business of
fruit and truck farming I all de
pends Every farmer raises stuff in
order to sell it at a profit either in the
raw slbate or converted into beef pork
mutton or dairy products Yet it is
not always wisest to hold a thing tob
long even if prices are against you
R is better to accept a small loss on
perishable stuff than to keep it until it
is worth little or worthless
Many people have a somewhat vague
idea of the mode of making and com
position of filled cheese I is described
to the committee at Washington as
being a sort of lard cheese without a
particle of butter fat In its manu
facture seventy per cent of skimmed
milk and thirty per cent of neutral oil
made from hog leaf or unrendered lard
is used To this is added certain color
ing or flavoring matters then the ren
net is put In and it is made into
cheese The cost is approximately four
and onehalf cents a pound to manu
facture
I is not always the cow that pro
duces the most milk and most butter
that is the most valuable but rather
the one which produces the most for
each dollars worth of food consumed
This is illustrated by an experiment
recently made at the Clemson Agricul
tural college South Carolina The cow
Marguerite produced in one year 6512
pounds of milk and 296 pounds of but
ter Ramona produced but 5459 pounds
of milk and 279 pounds of butter But
the expense account shows that after
each animal is charged with the food
consumed Ramona had 6240 left to her
credit and Marguerite but 3510 as net
profit for the year
HISTOTCflCJXL AGES OF THE DOG
M Quatrefages the zoologist and
allround scientist states that in China
the exact period of introduction of the
dog is well known viz in the year
1112 B C which puts it at about the
time of the siege of Troy 3000 years
ago It also appears from the Chinese
historical account that the dog is a
domesticated jackal and that the jack
al of today is simply a wild savage
dog
VEirOCUTY OF IMSKCTS WINGS
E J Marey of the Scientific Record
has been studying the flight of in
sets with the object in view of as
certaining the wing strokes per second
in the different species Those upon
which the record is complete are as
follows Wing strokes per second in
the house fly 330 drone be 240 work
ing bee 190 wasp 110 hawk moth 72
dragon fly 28 cabbage butterfly 9
HIS IDEA
City Boy Thought He Saw Con
densed 311 lie Chickens
He was a little boy He had been
spending the day in the country and
was waiting at the station for a train
to bring him back to the city Oppo
site the station is a hennery It has
a high wire fence In what you might
call the second story of the yard of
this hennery there is a large flock of
pigeon See them chickens ex
claimed the small boy pointing to the
pigeons Those are pigeons explain
ed the lady who was with him He
looked puzzled for a minute and then
he sid triumphantly pointing to the
chickens on the ground Tihems con
densed milk chickens anyway The
lady was astonished what did the lit
tle boy mean She asked him and he
answered by asking another question
Dont chickens make condensed
mae
milk Then the lady told him about
the cow and the milk she gives so
freely she explained that condensed
milk was cooked milk He listened and
then with a very decided shake of his
head he said That may be your con
densed milk by my mammas con
densed milk is made by a chicken and
its picture is on the canThe Outlook
I AV ADOPTED SEAL
Story of a Dog That Adopted One
and Cared For I
Out in Oregon is a gentleman who is
making a collection for a park Re
cently he received 8 baby seal one day
and a half old No one knew how to
take care of it and the gentleman who
I was very anxious to keep it alive was
greatly puzzled as to how he should
feed the little stranger He owned a
beautiful retriever dog named Belle
who had a family of her own She heard
the bark of the seal when he grew
hungry and like a dear little mother
I she started out leaving her own fam
I ily to discover who thiS baby was who
needed a mother When she saw the
I seal she walked around and around it
very greatly puzzled At last she
stood still and the seal began flop
I ping towards her very feebly As it
1 came nearer it raised its head as if
I asking her to help and then the dear
I dog laid herself down and the seal
came up to her and began taking its
1 breakfast and now the seal and the
I baby dogs are all one family
The Discovery Saved His Life
Mr G Caillouette Druggist Bea
versvile IlL says To Dr Kings
New Discovery I owe my life Was
taken with La Grippe and inel all the
j physicians for miles about but of no
I avail and was given up and told I
could not live Having Dr Kings
I New Discovery in my store I sent for
a bottle and bega its use and from
I the first dose began to get better and
after using three bottles was up and
I about gain It is worth its weight
in gold We wont keep store or house
without it Get a free trial at Z
C M I Drug dept
LADIES
WITH
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And oily greasy complexions or subject to
rashes pimples blackheads yellow or mothy
skin will be gratified to learn that the purest
sweetest and most effective skin purifier
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It is so because it strikes at tho cause of most
complexional disfigurations the Clogged
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Suggestion After cycling golf tennis riding
or athletics a bath with Curicnnx BoAr Is I most
soothing cooling Jind refrcshlne preventing
chafing reducesand roughness of the eUn sooth
ing imlammation and when followed by gentle
anointing with CTICUIA ointment proles bene
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MARY BAIRD BRYAN
BIRD
I o i I i
When the campaign now started gets
I fully into its stride and when the
friends and supporters of the two rac
I ing candidates are fighting at fever
pitch with their bodies and souls in
I full possession o the political bacilli a
new and potent element will loom up
in the midst of the strife
strfe
I This latter will be Mrs Alary Baird
I Bryan wife of William Jennings
Bryan Mrs Bryan has made no
I plans for her part in the campaign but
those who know her best say that it
will be impossible for her to sit idly
by doing nothing while her husband
is in the center of the whirlpool of a
national campaign For Mrs Bryan
is net a passive woman She is a ver
itable steam engine in the matter of
energy a Catling gun in the mater of
action and an Edison in the matter of
ideas
She is a new womannot in the
bloomer wearing notoriety seeking
sense of the term but a womanly new
woman
She is a member of many womens
clubs
She rides bicycle
She is a lawyer regularly admitted to
the bar
S < he is athletic
She is a believer in everything that
enhances the physical and mental
growth of women She has abundant
faith in the capabilities of women and
in herself she is a wonderfully line ex
ample of the truth of this belief
Mrs Bryan is thirtyfour years old
and she doesnt claim to be a day
younger In the early part of 1S84 she
was married to the man who will go
down in history a the youngest presi
dential nominee ever put forth by any
party She was twentytwo then and
a year later ner daughter Ruth now
eleven years old was born
A HANDSOME WOMAN
I Mrs Bryan did not have so much
common sense she would look young
er than she really is Her intelligence
shows in her face and in her manner
Essentially she is a sensible matter
of fact woman She has the good looks
which will stand the wear and tear of
years and at fifty or sixty she will be
pleasant to look upon
She is a type of the line wholesome
American woman fearless and Inmost
In all things thinking her husband the
best human creature in the world and
her children the next best t husband
Men may differ with the politics of the
man but forthe wffe there will be no
feeling except that of admiration and
respect no matter what the outcome of
the campaign may be the triumph of
gold or tht victory of silver
Long before her husband had earned
fame in the political arena Mrs Bryan
was a factor in he social life of Lincoln
coIn Neb The city is not a large one
but its aspirations are as broad ai > the
nation itself and Mrs Bryan did much
to plant the seed of ambition in the
minds of her neighbors Lincoln has
nearly all the advantages of course
on a small scale of the greater cities
and j is pushing bravely ahead in
search of more
nVTr TTlrre A IH rr
A AC r
Not Jong ago a natatorium was cs
tablished in Lincoln For some reason
it did not flourish at first but Mrs
Bryan argued that it was a valuable
possession for the city and by inducing
her friends to become interested in it
she made of it quite a fad Now she
says that her greatest delight is swim
ming and she boasts modestly of her
expertness in the water
I the fates should land Mrs Bryan
in the White House it should
make the bicyclists as happy as the
silverUes She Is a great believer in
the wheel although a convert of
recent origin She took her urst If son
two months ago and is still strug
gling with the problem of sti mounting
and dismounting Very diplomatically
diplomatcaIy
she refuses to speak for or against
bloomers but her individual taste in
the matter is apparent by the fact that
she wears a skirt Han inch or two
shorter than the usual length
Mrs Bryan is a student She is not
afraid of taking up some task which
she knows involves long and hard
work and she has the courage of keep
ing at it until she has accomplished
accomplshed
her object After her first baby was
born she decided that if she knew
something of law she would be a great
help to her husband
at that time a
young man on whom fortune had only
I smiled in an economic way So she
tudied first underher husbands tui
tion and later passing an examination
at the same Chicago law school of
which he is a graduate
KEYNOTE OF HER LIFE
In speaking of this Mrs Bryan said
I never had any idea of practicing
law I wanted to be thoroughly in
touch with husband in his work and t
assist him I have always submerged
my life in his interests my ambition
has been for his success
This last sentence forms the key
note of Mrs Bryans life since her
marriage How much of his success
has been due to her the husband of
every valianthearted unselfish woman
can picture with ease and the others
will have to imagine i
Among its other progressive belong
ings Lincoln has a Sorosis club fash
ioned upon the same lines as the mother
mot
er organization in New York Mrs
Bryan was one of the first presidents
and is still one of its most active mem
bers She is a believer in womens
cubs and on several occasions has
mounted the platform to say so and
give her reasons She is a much bet
ter speaker than the average woman
a she possesses the faculty of stick
ing close to her subject and saying
what she intends to say in terse well
chosen language
Educationally Mrs Bryan had the
advantages only of the average girl
reared in a small town I she were
a man i would be said of her that she
was selfeducated The little town of
Perry Ill in which she was raised
raise
is mediocre in all things and does not
differ a whit from the thousand other
towns of its size
Unlike most women she has not an
atom of superstition in her composi
tion She laughed when asked if the
nomination of her husband on Friday
did not worry her At the same time
she brought into view a finger ring set
with an opal and diamonds
Mrs Bryans Lincoln home is a pretty
place the most notable room in the
house being a combination of study
library and office I holds two large
desks one of which
is presided over
by the husband and the other by the
wife
Besides Ruth the elevenyearold
girl there are two other children William
lam J jr five years old and Grace
three years old Mrs Bryan never
serves wines or liquors of any kind on
her table and her husband is just as
much opposed to their use as she is
wivEs AHEI PLENTY
The one with the flowing whiskers
greeted him of the florid face familiar
ly and loudly
Hello Max vere you going
Me I go ter riff r town mid de
fomly
Ter riffer town eh Veil Max tell
me dis Subtoose you vife unt you
mutter fall in de vater unt you gan
safe ony von vich von you safe
This was evidently a poser to Max
who hesitated a minute and then an
swered valiantly
Ho I safe bote ov em
But I say you gan safe oy von
now vlciii von voult you safe per
sisted the first
Max hesitated again The question
w a serious one and he couldnt
bring himself to answer it But he
brightened and had recourse to a
refuge his American environment had
shown him V
Vich von voult you safe he re
turned with triumphant emphasis
Me ejaculated the other Vy
r > V
Id safe my mutter I gan ony got
von mutter unt 1 gan got vifes by
ter duzzen
Then he laughed laud and long at
his joke and his fat sides were still
shaking when the green baize doors of
the ington beer Star saloon swung open Wash I
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A DEEP SEA DIVER
TEIUiADLE PEAT OF AX AGED
HAWAIIAN
He Fastened n Bight to a Lost
Anchor at t Depth of EisriityFour
Feet Remaining Tinder Water
Two Minutes and Fifteen Seconds
He is 65 Years of Age a Direct
Descendant of ICing ICumclianiclm
and Conies of a Noble Race of
Divers
Copyright 1896 by S S McClure Co
SAN FRANCISCO Cal July 2
Captain E W Christiansen of the brig
antine John D Spreckels which runs
between San Francisco and Hawaii
brings a remarkable account of deep
se diving performed by a native diver
without the help of any diving appar
atus whatever other than that which
nature has given him
I seems that the ship a it was
leaving Mahukona Hawaii on its last
trip lost its anchor in a depth of four
teen fathoms 84 feet of water The
only hope of recovering the anchor lay
in catching it by sweeping with the
bight of a leadweighted1 line the
weights distributed over several feet
of line to keep it down The ends of
the line are then carried by boats
which tow the bight over the supposed
location of the anchor in the hope that
it may foul the fluke of it When fast
ened the boats then come together
raising the anchor to the surface
This undertaking isa difficult one
not always successful Should the bot
tom of the ocean at the point in ques
tion be uneven and full C boulders
the bight is more likely to foul the
rocks than the anchor
After these preparations had been
made a native swimmer and diver
Keenmuoku Kalamau 65 years of age
a direct descendant of King Kameham
eha offered his assistance This re
markable man at his advanced age
offered to make the attempt of diving
to the bottom in eightyfour feet of
water and fastening the bight to the
anchor
He first located the position of the
anchor on the bottom by means of a
sea telescope consisting of an oil
drum with a glass inserted in the bot
tom The water here is very clear no
streams entering from the open coast
to discolor i so that he could see to
the bottom with his sea telescope
Do you want a drink of brandy
when you finish the job asked Cap
tain Christiansen
Yes I want a little one now an
swered the old man and when finish
ed IJl take a big one
Then witm nis nanas poison ror a
moment over his head he sprang from
the side of the ship his body straight
as a rocket when he struck the water
disappearing head first into the blue
sea with scarcely a good sized splash
surface
to disturb the
All was still above the water for the
w
space of one minute and fifty seconds
and when he had reappeared he had
secured a threeinch line to one of the
flukes of the anchor
The anchor however wa afoul of a
big boulder on the bottomi Upon heav
ing on the line it broke leaving this
great dive to be performed again
The gray haired old man as active
as a boy with muscles as hard as rock
never hesitated to plunge in again as
though it were quite an every day af
fair This time however he was a lit
tle more careful in getting away He
took several long breaths inflated his
lungs l to their fullest capacity expan
ded his chest and expelled the air sev
eral times Then he filled his big chest
with two great lungsful of air once
more took the plunge and went like an
arrow straight to the anchor at the
bottom For a long distance down he
could be seen moving through the wat
er but soon disappeared entirely from
view of the watchers above
One minute passes 30 seconds 50 sec
onds more 2 minutes He had not re
appeared and the watchers above began
to hold their breaths After the ex
piration of 2 minutes and 15 seconds
his body shot up out of the water He
w panting for breath after his tre
mendous exertion but he had cleared
the heavy stock of the anchor and fastened
tened the bight again firmly on the
flukes The anchor was recovered
without further mishap
He came to the surface smiling al
though his eyes were noticeably blood
shot And no wonder he was subjected
to an atmospheric pressure at a depth
of 84 feet of about 50 pounds to the
square inch
It is a common thing for the natives
of Hawai to dive down four or five fa
thoms 30 feet but none can accom
plish what this remnant of a sturdy
but rapidly declining race does He is
probably the greatest diver in Hawaii
today When a boy he knew numbers
of natives men and women that were
his equals as divers but they have be
come very very scarce
He ha frequently had to rescue other
native divers who diving for fish that
had been blown up by giant powder
sometimes became unconscious bleed
ing at the ears and nose after going
deeper than 5 fathoms
my He friend said he did not fear sharks They
It is only necessary to guard himself
from sharks when fishing with giant
powder a the stunned fish are fre
quently snatched up by the sharks
Many a Kanaka has lost a hand when
gathering blown fish the shark rush
ing in and taking fish and all
We tolled a lot of fish said Captain
Christiansen by throwing in finely
chopped salmon and then threw in a
charge o giant powder After the ex
plosion the old man dived down again
By this time several sharks some of
them 12 feet long were helping them
I selves to stunned fish The old man
seize two fish ulna as they are call
ed weighing from 10 to 15 pounds each
I jamming them tightly in his arms
against his chest to prevent the sharks
I taking them away from him In this
fashion he came laughing to the sur
face
That he won everybodys admiration
goes without saying
sayng
These feats in the Hawaiian Islands
will grow scarcer eVery year I is a
sad reflection that they are now only
relics of the past hardihood of a de
clining race
I raceCHARLES T JOHNSON
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