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Brave Sailor's Grave
(Special Correspondence.) Although thousands of Americans have visited Bermuda, that little ely* slum in the Atlantic, few of them even know that one of the noble sons of their race lies buried in foreign soil, so close to their own shores. And now that the spirit of reverence and patriotism for the country's dead has been awakened and that the body of Paul Jones has been removed to the United States, efforts will perhaps be made to bring the remains of Richard Sutherland Dale to America. Far from the gaze of the casual tourist, in a corner of the churchyard of St. Peter’s, the oldest ecclesiastical edifice in the Bermudas, his grave may be found. Neglected by the country for whose honor he fought it is now cared for by the descendants of those who succored him in his hour of need and strove to relieve his distress. And. “who was Dale?" you ask. Here Is the simple story of his life as told by the memorial tablet over bis grave: In Memory of of : : RICHARD SUTHERLAND DALE. : Eldest Son of Commodore Richard : Dale of Philadelphia. In the U. 8. of America, and Midshipman : in the U. 8. Navy. : He departed this life at Bt. Georges, r Bermudas, on the 22nd day of : February, A. D. ISIS, aged 20 years 1 month A 17 days. : He lost his right leg In an engage* : menf between the U. 8. Frigate President and a squadron of his Brlttannlc Majesty’s Ships of War on the 15th of January. A. D. 1815. : His confinement caused a severe com- : plant In his back which In a short time terminated his Ufe. This Stone : Records the tribute Of his Parents' gratitude r To fhoee Inhabitants of Bt. Georges •. : Whose generous and tender sympathy : : Prompted the kindest attentions To their son, while living, ! : And honored him. : When dead. So Dale was the ion of another gal lant teaman who fought by the aide of America’s first admiral, John Paul Jones, on the “Bonhomme Richard.’’ Commodore Richard Dale ahipped as a cabin boy when 12 years old. and was a shipmaster at 19 years of age. When the revolutionary war broke out he entered the Continental navy as a midshipman, but soon afterward was taken prisoner by the British and Bent, to Mill prison. In England. Contriv ing to escape from hia guard, he set out for France, where he joined Paul Jones, who appointed him lieutenant. During the famous engagement be tween the Serapls and the Bonhomme Richard, Data was wounded, but re- A Bermuda Homestead. covered, and after the war waa raised to the rank of captain, and later be came commodore. Commodore Dale Honored. Unlike tboee of his son the mortal remains of Commodore Richard Dale He at rest in Christ churchyard, Phil adelphia, and over them has been set a monument which may well be the pride of every patriot, on which one “can read the lay,” modestly told, of hia achievements. It waa on the deck of the U. S. frigate President, then In command c S Commodore Decatur, that Richard Sutherland Dale, his son, fell, serious ly wounded, in an engagement with the British ship of war Endymion. During this fight Dale gallantly took the place of a gunner whose head had been blown off by a shot fired from one of the Endymlon's forecastle chase guns, determined to at least avenge the death of this messmate. After two hours’ de sultory firing, in which neither vessel did the other much harm, the Endymion Bailed abreast of the President and both vessels fired broad sides almost simultaneously. The cries of the wounded were deadened by tne crash of falling timbers. Bulwarks were shattered and guns dlamznantled; men lay groaning above and between the decks of both vessels. But Dale was spared, the god of war had watched over him. And when the or-, der was given to fire so as to disman tle the enemy, a shot from Dale’s gun struck the Endymlon’s mainmast and a few moments later it went by the board. •truck by Stray Shot. Night was fast approaching and the American seamen had almost suc ceeded in completing their work of detraction when a stray shot struck Dale, shattering his right leg, but, undaunted, he determined to fire his gun once more, and. kneeling on his bleeding stump, pulled the lanya d. then he fell all in a heap only to rise again as a prisoner of war. Aided by a freshening breeze and guided by the sound of firing, four British supports came to the aid of the Endymion, and Decatur, beaten only by superior numbers and seeing that further resistance was hopeless, hauled down his flag In token of sur render. After making necessary repairs, Capt. Hope of the Endymion set hia course for Bermuda, but steered later a gale, and only two storm-swept, bat tle-scarred hulks entered the harbor of Bt. Georges. A curious fact in the history of the Dale family is that one of its mem bers accompanied Sir George Somers on hia voyage to bring succor to the distressed Virginia plantation. Bom era was wrecked in the Bermudas, but Dale reached the colony on the main land, was appointed magistrate, and planted new settlements on the James river, near the spot where the city of Richmond now stands. Death of Thomas Dalo. In 1611 Bir Thomas Dale was suc ceeded by Sir Thomas Gates, subse quently was placed In command of the East India fleet, and died fighting tbe Dutch near Bantam, in the East Indies. Reference to Sir George Somers re calls the fact that historic Interest from British and American alike so far as the Bermudas are concerned, centers around hia death. Over thy tomb In which hia heart lies burled there is an inscription recording the fact and stating that the worthy ad miral and colonizer of the Bermudas lost his life in carrying help to tbe “in fant and suffering’’ colony now known as the State of Virginia. In full the Inscription on the tablet, which waa erected in 1876, reads: t : “Near this spot was Interred In the Year 1610 the heart of the heroic : Admiral Blr George Somers Kt. : : Who nobly sacrificed his life to carry * Succor to tbe Infant and : : Buffering plantation now : The State of Virginia. : To preserve his fame to future nges i : Near the scene of his memorable : Shipwreck of 1609 the governor : and commander-ln-chlef of : : this colony for the time ; : being caused this tablet :• : to be erected : : 1876.” : Frsnch Beauty Seekers. “The first of the ten French beauty commandments is: Have a clear akin. No matter how dark it may be, let it be dear—as clear as wine, as dear as crystal, as clear as a drop of pure honey. Let there be no freckles, no liver spots, no blotches. Let your skin be of milky softness. “The second beauty commandment relates to the hands. Have beautiful bands is a strict command in the French canons of beauty. Don’t let your hands grow old. “Then In succession come thess laws: “Keep your teeth white. “Keep the wrinkles out of your fore head. “Keep your step light “Keep your voice low and dear. “Keep your chin oval: “Keep your throat slender. “There are other commands, and the most important is: Keep your eyes bright. Don’t use them In the dim light. Don't read while you rock. Don’t let the dust settle in them and remain there overnight. Don’t strain your eye*, and don’t try to dear them by rabblpg them. "Cry a little every day. If you must, for womm who cry easily always have beautiful eyes, but keep them bright, anyway.”—Boston Herald. Changed Hie Tune. "Well. I see they’ve cornered lin seed oil.” "So? Guess that don't interest me any.” “Ulnseed. la the same thing as flax seed, you know.” "Eh? Same thing as flaxseed! Why, my wife told me to bring home some flaxseed. Well, dern their pictures, what’ll those rascally trusts do next!” Second Choice. “Will you marry me?" “Ask mamma.” “Nothing doing—she’s refused me twice.”—Cleveland Leader. Few men have faith enough to leave their umbrellas in the vestlbnle of a churcL. Sporting News Buddy Ryan of Chicago and Jimmy Gardner of Lowell, liana., have been matched to fight at Colma, probably in September. Tbe 4-year-old chestnut filly, Dinah Shad, by King Eric, dam Two Hearts, by imported Likely, owned by W. Showalter, has broken down at Sara toga. Yale's general athletic committee has selected as successor to "lflike'' Murphy, its retiring track and football trainer. Coach John H. Mack of Mer cersburg, Pa. * The Atlantic City Automobile club proposes to build a grand stand cap able of seating 10,000 people on the line of the new beach racing course below Ventnor. Shrubb won the five mile race at Horsham, England, August 7, beating Aldridge. His time was 24-51 1-6. This is 3 4-5 seconds better than hia own world’s records. Shrubb will go to the United States and Canada shortly B. B. Kleran, the Australian ama teur champion swimmer, won the 500 meter international swimming race at Stockholm, Sweden, in 7:18 2-6. This is a new world’s record at that dis tance. Sysonby, James R. Keene’s phenom enal colt, won the $50,000 Great Re public stakes for 3-year-olds In his usual easy Btyle. finishing three lengths ahead of “Diamond Jim.” Bra dy’s Oiseau. He was a 9 to 20 favo rite. In one of the tamest heavyweight battles pulled off on the Pacific coast in several years, Gus Ruhlln of Atron, Ohio, knocked out Jim McCormick in the eighteenth round of what was to have been a twenty-five round battle before the Colma club. Nat Krameg a noted Texas gambler and sporting man of the old school, died suddenly Aug. 8, at Fort Worth, of heart disease. He waa born seventy years ago near Louisville, Ky.. and was widely known in sporting cii cleft throughout the country. “Farmer” Burns threw “Young San dow” of Chicago three times in nine teen minutes at Keokuk, lowa, August 7. The stipulation of the match was that Burns was to put Sandow down three times inside of an hour. The strangle hold waa barred. F. B. Alexander and H. H. Hackett of New York won the eastern tennis championship in doubles at Longwood, Mass., Aug. 12, defeating G. L. Wrenn and R. Fincke, also of New York, in a hard fought match on slippery turf, by scores of 6—4. 6—4. I—«. By defeating Baker of Sioux City, Walter T. Hayes of Toledo won the title of tennis champion of lowa. Baker defaulted the third set on ac count of the Intense heat. Hayes and Monott. both of lowa university plpys, won the doubles championship. In an Interview at Bt. Paul Jack Root said that he was trying to get another fight with Marvin Hart, after which he would retire from the ring This pacer la staked down the Grand Circuit. to accept a position as manager of a new athletic club in Chicago. He ex pects Hart to accommodate him. F. .1. Marshall, the American chesa player, won the first prize in the in ternational chess tournament, which has been in progress at Bcheveningen, Holland, during the past fortnight, Marshall was one of the three masters invited to participate, the rest being amateurs. Tom Jenkins, champion catch-us catch-can wrestler, has announced his Intention of going to England at an early date and hunt up all the matches he can there. He believes there Is a lot of money to be made there and on the continent, and thinks he will be gone at least two years. J. Sanford cleaned up $14,000 and gold plate worth $2,500 through the victory of his colt, Mohawk 11.. in the Saratoga Special. Oaklgwn, running in August Belmont’s colors, was crowded entirely out of It. The race was not truly ran, as there was no end of rough riding all the way. Entry blanks have been issued for the automobile race from Cascade. Co!o.. to the summit of tbe peak, which is to occur in September. The race will be for the Wahlgreen cup. The road la eighteen miles long. In bad condition, skirting numerous precipices, and ascends from 6,992 feet to 14,147. Henry ChanJler Egan of Exmoor,. Harvard and Egandale, retains for un other year bis title as amateur golf champion of the United States. In the finals on the links of the Chicago Golf club at Wheaton, Aug. 12, he de feated Daniel Edward Sawyer of tbe Wheaton Golf club by 6 up, 5 to play, in thirty-six holes. As a direct result of the agitation against pool selling in Ohio, creating a dearth of demand for horses, the famous Two Minute Stock Farm, in cluding Star Pointer, 1:59%. and many other well-known horses, will be sold at public sales or in private this fall. This announcement is made by Will B. White, manager of the farm. The 2-year-old Birmingham, by Im ported Bandrlngham. which won at Fort Erie last week, is the ninth win ner sent to the races by Cachuca, the dam of Fresno, Palestine, George Boyd. Manhansett, Zamacrow, Flute, Rose Ash and The Fiddler. She was 25 years old when she foaled Birming ham. He la her last foal so far as is now known. The 1,000 mile carrier pigeon record has been set by Texas, owned by Mor ton Brothers of Austin. The bird went from San Antonio. Texas, to Chicago, a distance of 1,050 miles. In 10 days 4 hours and 10 minutes. The old mark was held by W. F. Belzer’s Tony, with a mark in 10 days 9 hours 30 minutes. "J. 19,777,” owned by Alex. Beiden* becker of Chicago made the trip in 11 days. The Federation of American Motor Cyclists have elected the following: President, R. J. Betts, New York; vice presidents. Eastern district, E. G. Gar rett, Brooklyn; Southern district, H. L. French, Baltimore; Western dta trict, G. P. Hunter, Hammond, Ind.; Pacific district. L. H. Hill. San Fran cisco; secretary, Henry J. Wehman. New York; treasurer, G. B. Gibson, Westboro, Mass.' Henry J. McGlew. manager of ath letics at Notre Dame. Ind., has an nounced that he would succeed Louia Salmon, the famous All Western foot ball star, as coach of the football squad. McGlew has been a membei of the ’varsity for three years and baa the reputation of being the speediest quarter back Notre Dame ever tad Herring of South Bend and Draper- ol Chicago will assist him. James Edward Britt and Battling Nelson have signed articles to fight twenty-five rounds before the Colmf Athletic club at Union Coursing park Bept. 9. for a purse of $20,000, or 61 per cent of the gross receipts, and i SIO,OOO side bet. Tbe winner is t< take all. Both men are to weigh 131 pounds on the morning of the con test. The referee will be chosen *w< weeks before the contest. BONNIE WILKEB. Louisville is sure to have two run* nlng meetings this fall. A lease wxs filed in the county clerk’s office Aug. 10 whereby J. J. Douglas transfers to L. Simons the Douglas trotting track, which is located south of the city, near Churchill Downs, for five years for $3,000 a year. The filing of this lease means that the Western Jockey Club Intends to enter the local field and will hereafter conduct races here in opposition to the American Turf asso ciation. If the unforeseen does not happen the pink and black of Sir Rupert Clarke, the celebrated sportsman of Australia, will be seen In America In 1906. According to present plans, Sir Rupert will make this American debut at either Oakland or Ingleslde early In the year and then proceed East. Sir Rupert has over twenty horses in training, but his American stable will comprise half a dozen of his stars and would doubtless include the sensa tional Charles Stuart and the wonder ful cup horse and weight packer. Emir. Charles Stuart is the 2-year-old that ran a mile In 1:38, a performance un equaled by any other 2-year-old. fcblr hag run two miles In 3:27%. The Meeker Stables H. S. 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