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FOREST AND STREAM. 


A WEEKLY JOURNAL OF THE ROD AND GUN. 


CopyriGuT, 1899, sy Forest anp STREAM PuBLtsHING Co. 








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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1899. 


VOL, LIII.—No. 1. 
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Tuts number, which is the first of the fifty-third volume, — 


gives occasion to remark anew on our weekly issues, with 
their never-failing supply of material which is notable 
for quantity and quality. When the Forest AND STREAM 
was established in 1873, it was with the first number 
pledged to a cause. “The object of this journal,” wrote 
Mr. Hallock, “will be to studiously promote a healthful 
interest in outdoor recreation, and to cultivate a refined 
taste for natural objects.” This purpose has ever since 


been held in view. The Forest AND STREAM has been. 


the representative organ of the field sportsmanship of the 
country. It has constituted a medium for expression of 
the sentiment of sportsmen; an advocate of their rights, 
privileges and interests. What better adjunct may be 
wished for in the make-up of one equipped for securing 
success in the various pursuits of life than that he should 
have the sportsman’s taste for the outdoor life of the 
forest and the stream? and for one thus endowed how 
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SAIL, SEA AND SKY. 


THE condition of the sport of yachting, as known to 
the world at large at the present time, is fitly described 
by the term fin de siecle. Wherever one reads of yacht- 
ing, and it is just now impossible to pick up a paper or a 
magazine without finding some allusion to it, but one 
story is told, that of reckless extravagance in the wild 
chase for extreme speed. The side of the sport which 
is brought into exclusive prominence in the} public prints 
is hardly an ideal one—two men of vast wealth are striv- 
ing to outdo each other in a contest in which neither 
takes a personal part except to the extent of paying the 
bills, while the great body of yachtsmen look on from the 
outside as mere casual spectators. Such details as are 
deemed worthy of publication set forth how much larger 
each of the competitors is than any previous yacht, how 
much more sail she carries, how much faster she is ex- 
pected to be, how much more she has cost and how each 
rival owner is outdoing the other in incidental extrava- 
gance, such as the buying or building of steam yachts and 
the chartering of ocean steamers. It is impossible to read 
anything relating to the one great event about which the 
yachting of the year is centered without coming to the 
conclusion that it is money first and sport a long, long 
way afterward. 

The beautiful picture which forms our supplement this 
week bears silent but effective testimony to another side 
of the sport, which fortunately exists, though obscured 
for the time both to the general and the yachting public. 
The photograph here engraved speaks eloquently of 
the peace, the freedom and the content which are the 
natural accompaniments of the noble sport of yachting. 
The sail—that silent servant that transports man, not 
like the shuttle, thrown noisily and rapidly back and 
forth in one fixed track, but with an uncertainty of speed 
and course which are of themselves fascinating and rest- 
ful. The sea—the free and open pathway to all parts, the 
rest and refuge of tired man from the earliest days, but 
never so much so as now, when the whole face of the 
earth is girdled and gridironed by the express train and 
the clanging, whirring electric “trolley.” The sky— 
hidden from the unfortunate dweller in the cities, or seen 


but as a narrow ribbon of blue between the deep and 
narrow walls of a great stone chasm, but to the yachts- 
man a vast hemisphere bounded only by the level sea, 
both of them free to him in every quarter. 

With every new convenience and luxury of modern 
invention comes an increasing complication of life which 
ties man more closely to a beaten track as long as he 
bears a foot on the shore, and makes still more welcome 
and grateful to him the very different life that is opened 
to him through the sport of yachting. 

Among the many attractive features of the sport, that 
of racing must always hold a prominent-place; it is after 
a day of hard work with brain and hand against a keen 
adversary that the dinner on board tastes best and a 
narrow berth seems a bed of down; or after 2 week of 
racing that one comes back with renewed zest to the 
quieter pleasures of cruising. The tendency of the day, 
however, is to exalt racing from its true position as a 
useful auxiliary of yachting life, to the sole end and aim 
of all yachting; and to establish the racing machine as the 
one ideal yacht, to-the exclusion of the cruising craft. 
The racing is no longer a question of relative speed be- 
tween evenly matched yachts and skippers of equal skill, 
but the one end in view is the production of a single 
yacht which shall attain a speed hitherto unknown. To 
this end all other interests of yachting are sacrificed, until 
the actual harm to the sport at large is even greater than 
the phenomenal advances in speed within the past five 
years. The sight of a modern go-footer, at anchor or un- 
der way, is one that inspires a feeling of wonder and 
admiration at the perfection of finish and of mechanical 
detail, as well as the marvelous speed. At the same time 
the feeling is inevitable that the yachting which these 
craft are capable of is a very different sort of sport from 
that of a dozen years ago, when yachts were slower and 
less elaborate and costly, but the racing was equally as 
keen and much more general. The whole future of the 
sailing yacht hinges on the question that after five years 
or more is apparently as far from a solution as ever: shall 
yachts be built solely for racing, or shall they be built 
for yachting and used for racing within moderate and 
reasonable limitations ? 











THE BALTIMORE GAME CASES. 


THE decisions handed down by the Maryland Court 
of Appeals last week in the Baltimore game selling 
cases were precisely what were to have been,looked for 
by all persons familiar with the points at issue. The 
game commission men were simply threshing over old 
straw. They had set up claims to privileges which had 
been repeatedly denied by the highest courts of several 
States, and thus they offered a new opportunity for estab- 
lishing only more firmly the principles involved. 

It was the old question of the right to sell in close 
season game imported from another State, when such 
traffic is specifically forbidden by the statutes. The par- 
ticular provision involved was one secured by the Mary- 
land Game and Fish Protective Association, in the law of 
1898, reading as follows: 

15 r. No person shall have in possession, expose for sale, sell or 
buy any of the aforesaid birds or game animals alive or dead, in 
said city of Baltimore, or in any of the aforesaid respective counties, 
during the aforesaid respective closed seasons, or dates, between 
which, in said city or counties, it is made unlawful, by the pre- 
ceding sections of this Act, to shoot or have the same in posses- 
sion, whether such birds or game animals so had in possession, 
exposed for sale, sold or bought, shall have been shot, or in any 
manner caught or killed in that county, or in any other county 
of this State, or in any other State, Territory or country, under a 
penalty for the having in possession, exposing for sale, selling 
or buying of each such bird or game animal, similar in amount, 
respectively, to that hereinbefore made and provided for the illegal 
shooting or having in possession of the same; but nothing in 
this section or the preceding sections contained shall be.so con- 
strued as to prevent any person or corporation from having in his 
or its possession, at any time, any live birds or game animals, for 
the purpose of stocking lands in this State. 


The dealers resented this restriction; they held a mass 
meeting to denounce it; formed an association to fight 
it, and carried to the Court of Appeals the test cases of 
State of Maryland vs. Stevens, and State of Maryland 
vs. Rice, in both of which the main issue was as to the 
constitutionality of the law. The familiar contention was 
made that restriction of traffie in game imported from 
another State is an interference with interstate com- 
merce, the regulation of which is by the Constitution of 
the United States intrusted exclusively to the control of 


Congress. 





To make the test more perfect and to take advantage 
of the original package decisions, in one of the cases the 
game had been sold in the original package as received 
from another State. 

The Court sustained the findings of the lower courts as 
to the unrestricted authority of the State to adopt what- 
ever measures might be deemed necessary for the regula- 
tion of the taking and traffic in game, to conserve the 
native supply within its borders. It was held that the 
interstate commerce clause did not apply. 

As we have said, these decisions are but the formulating 
in Maryland of principles which have been enunciated re- 
peatedly by the courts of last resort elsewhere. One case 
notable because one of the earliest of the kind, and be- 
cause it has had a marked effect upon legislation ever 
since, was that of Phelps vs. Racey, in New York, in the 
early seventies. J. H. Racey was a game dealer in New 
York City who had in possession several hundred quail 
in cold storage in the close season, and in violation of the 
statute. The New York Society for the Protection of 
Game, through its President, Royal Phelps, brought suit 
to recover the penalty and did recover it. The case then 
went on appeal to the highest court, which found in favor 
of the Association, and established the principle which has 
held from that day to this, that a law forbidding the 
sale of game in close time, whether the game was killed 
in the State or outside of it, is not in conflict with the 
constitutional provision that Congress alone shall regulate 
interstate commerce. The full text of the decision is 
contained in the July number of Woodcraft, as one of the 
series of “Game Law Test Cases” which is in course of 
publication in that magazine. 

In fact the precedents were all against the Baltimore 
market men. A review of the game legislation of the 
last quarter-century and of the judicial interpretations of 
that legislation and of the principles governing it for 
the same period will convince any student of the subject 
of these two facts: 

(1) That there is a growing tendency on the part of 
the legislative branch to assert the State’s full control of 
game and fish and to embody in legislation a more and 
more strict exercise of such control; and 

(2) That the courts will uphold the constitutionality 
of such regulations. This is manifest in the repeated 
rulings of different States, and if one shall look to the 
Supreme Court of the United States it will be found 
there that the ruling principles have had full enunciation 
in the well-known case of Geer vs. State of Connecticut, 
the decision’ in which is reported in full in- the April 
number of the Woodcraft Magazine. 

The basic principle is this, that the game oi the State 
belongs to the State, that is to say, to the entire people ot 
the State; and it is for them to say when, how and for 
what purposes the game may be taken by the individual. 
The State may further regulate the sale of game, with- 
out regard to its origin, in any way essential to the con- 
servation of its own native supply. It is said that the 
Baltimore dealers will appeal to the Supreme Court of the 
United States. We have been for some years looking 
for some public spirited dealers in game who would take 
this question to Washington. There can be but one out- 
come of such a proceeding; it will re-establish and con- 
firm the rulings of the State courts. 

The prosecutions out of which these cases grew were 
instituted by the Maryland Game and Fish Protection | 
Association, through its President, Mr. Geo. Dobbin Pen- 
niman, who argued the cases with Attorney-General 
Gaither and State’s Attorney Duffy. We congratulate 
the Association upon the outcome. 








It is a pleasure to record that Rhode Island now has a 
game commission, and that the Governor has named a 
board of commissioners who have the confidence of the 
sportsmen. We look for a new order of things in the 
grouse districts. The measure was introduced by Senator 
Reiner. Another excellent amendment made by the Gen- 
eral Assembly was one forbidding the sale of squirrels and 
rabbits in close season. This was the unlooked for out- 
come of an endeavor by the market men to have legalized 
the sale of all game in close season. Mr. Chas. D. Kim- 
ball, a member of the House, deserves much credit for 
his activity in opposing the déalers’ bill. 





The annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society 
was held at Niagara Falls this week on Wednesday and 
Thursday. 


















FOREST AND STREAM. 








Che Sportsman Tonrist. 
The Trapper’s Shack. 


THEY are not palatial residences by any means, but 
they serve as a home just the same, and I have seen them 
when they were beheld with something like the joy a 
traveler feels who greets an oasis on the Sahara. 

I had a little experience once in the swamps of Missouri, 
on Little River. It was in the early ’70s a party of us were 
on a camp hunt; we had been in camp several days and 
were having a jolly time. Deer were plentiful and the 
fishing was all that we could ask. One morning I con- 
cluded I would do a little prospecting on foot and alone; 
so I left camp bright and early and plunged into the 
swamp. After walking several hours without seeing any 
game, I sat down on a log and ate my lunch, then lit my 
pipe for a good smoke. Presently I saw a large fox 
squirrel frisking on a limb directly over me, and I soon 
had him in the bag. That put me in mind that as I 
had no game to my credit, I would bag a few of them. 
After an hour or so had been spent after them and I 
had a pretty good bag, I began to think of returning to 
camp. I struck off in the supposed direction, and after 
walking, as I thought, long enough to reach camp, began 
to be apprehensive that I was not going right. I could see 
no familiar landmarks. It had been cloudy all the after- 
noon, and I had forgotten my compass, so I was lost as to 
direction. I fired my gun several times, but heard no 
response save its echo. Then I knew I was lost. 

1 tried another direction, and walked till I was getting 
very tired, for a lost man walks very fast. I was hungry 
too, and had given my belt an extra hitch to compress the 
void. The 7lb. gun felt as heavy as a Queen Amne musket. 
My watch told me that I did not have much more daylight 
to spend. I thought of everything I had ever read about 
telling the points of the compass—the knife blade, thumb 
nail, the watch face, the moss on the trees, the rough and 
smooth side of the trees. I tried them all, and each one 
seemed to lead me deeper in the swamp. I came to the 
conclusion that I was in for a night of it, and began 
to cast my eyes about for a suitable place for a lean-to. I 
had a supply of matches and could dress and broil one 
of my squirrels for supper. 

With these thoughts in my head and still walking, I 
suddenly came upon a little shack nestled deep in the 
woods. One would hardly see it till almost right upon it. 
My spirits went up a dozen points as I hastened my steps 
toward it. It was built of logs, with a stick and dirt 
chimney. There was no fence around; the heavy woods 
came almost to the door. Hanging on some bushes was 
an old seine and some fishnets that had beer freshly 
tarred. In the corner of the chimney were a few weather- 
beaten cane fishing poles. On a large nail driven in 
one of the trees was a trout-line. A few old rusty game 
traps were lying around; coon, deer and bear skins 
stretched on canes were hanging here and there. All 
these proclaimed the avocation of the owner. In the 
only window of the little shack, which was a square hole, 
closed by a sliding board, were one or two tomato cans, in 
which were a few morning glories trying to climb some 
strings. A clothesline stretched from tree to tree 
with a few articles of wearing apparel, a large iron kettle 
on some blackened chunks, a tub and washboard, 
showed that there was a woman around; and the little 
grape-vine swing and the mud pies neatly arranged on a 
board gave plain evidence of children’s presence. All 
these were taken in at a glance as I hastened my steps. I 
knew I would be welcome to such as they had, and after 
being refreshed and rested would be directed back to 
camp. 

On my near approach an old hound set up a dismal howl 
that brought a woman to the door. In a few words I 
made her acquainted with my situation. The good woman 
invited me in and one of the children was sent to the spring 
for cool water. While the busy housewife is preparing a 
frugal meal, I take in the interior. The floor is roughly 
covered with slabs; a large goods box answers for a cup- 
board; there are a plain homemade table covered with oil- 
cloth, a few plain chairs, one or two pictures of Presidential 
candidates on the walls. Over the low door are a pair 
of deer horns that serve as a rack for the long Kentucky 
rifle, game bag, bullet pouch and a highly decorated pow- 
der horn. On a small table I see a few old books and a 
large Bible. In one corner stands a bed covered with 
homemade quilts of bright but uncertain pattern, but all 
spotlessly clean. The old cedar churn and the shining 
milk vessels prove that the owner believes in cleanliness. 

While my hostess was out of the room I raised the lid of 
the old family Bible. It opened to where the record of 
births and marriages and deaths are recorded, and then I 
soon had the history of the family. I had replaced the 
Bible before she came in, and began to make friends with 
the children. When she came in I called the youngest to 
me, and called it by name. The woman looked a little 
surprised that I should know it. I asked the little one its 
age. It did not know. I then told it how old it was, giv- 
ing its birthday. Then I gave all the children their full 
names and date of birth. The woman by this time had 
left the fireplace where she was cooking and asked me 
who told me their ages. I told her no one, and that 1 had 
never been in that nart of the country before in my life 
and had never heard of them before. 

“How can you tell these things, if no one has told 
you?” she asked. 

“Oh, that is easy, if you know how,” said I. I then 
gave her her own age, and date of birth and marriage: 
also her maiden name. By this time I could see she was 
getting quite uneasv, so I picked up the Bible and opened 
at the record. “There, madam, is how I found out so 
much.” 

T think she felt as much relieved as I did when I had 
spied the shack. She laughed heartily when the trick 
was exposed, Pretty soon the hound again gave tongue 
to one of those dismal howls, and the children flew to 
meet their father. who they knew was coming. He, too. 
was made acquainted with mv situation and gave me a 
heartv welcome to his humble fare. Supper was an- 
rourced. Such a supper I did not expect to find in that 
shack—good coffee. with sugar and cream. too: bis, fat. 
white biscuits, venison steak. fresh fish, a jug of milk and 
plate of yellow butter, rold from the spring, wild honey— 





and it tasted all right, too. We gathered around the 
table, the old hunter offered up thanks to Him above for 
all that he enjoyed, his family and stranger under his 
roof-tree. It was an impressive scene—one that you don’t 
find in every hunter’s shack. 

It goes without saying that I did full justice to that 
meal; I loosened my belt so as not to be hampered. 
After supper I told the the hunter where we were camped 
on Little River. “Well, I can have you in camp in a very 
few hours,” said he. ‘My shack is within a short dis- 
tance of Little River, and I am going out in my boat to- 
night with my headlight after ducks and can take you 
just as well as not;” which he did, and landed me safe in 
camp by bedtime. y 

Years have passed, but I have never forgotten that day 
nor the trapper and his family, and I don’t let Santa 
Claus forget them, either. C. L. BRADLEY. 

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. 


“The Man who Visits Spiker.” 


Editor Forest and Stream: 

One evening after supper Jim sat smoking on the step 
of his front porch, admiring the beauty of the wide ex- 
panse of rolling valley that lay between him and a dis- 
tant hazy mountain. His dog lay at charge near by, ap- 
parently in the same degree of meditation as his master. 
The sun had settled behind a large cloud bank, whose 
top and sides were trimmed in brilliant gold and silver 
sunshine, while from beneath broad bands slanted sharply 
in the direction of his gaze. 

A step in his neighbor’s yard and the pattering gallop 
of his setters, as they bounded around the corner of the 
house, caused Jim’s dog to prick up his ears and tap 
the walk with his tail, then bound forward to meet his 
play-fellows. After Jim had invited his neighbor over 
to enjoy the view with him, and the inevitable pipes 
were well a-going, Jim said: 

“I was thinking of what a happy hunting ground the 
Indian had when he occupied the country we see before 
us. Then, wild and uncultivated, it must have been 
a good place to hunt in.” 

“Yes, and I can say that it has been so long since the 
Indian departed, for I have hunted over all that territory 
myself. Years ago, before the march of improvement 
was so progressive, I have brought to bag many a quail 
in the lower country and grouse on yonder hill. There 
is an old man in this neighborhood who will tell you of 
the time when deer, turkey and bear were quite plenty. 
To-day there is nothing but a few hares in the thickets 
and an occasional grouse on the bluffs of the mountain, 
which would not be even there now if the hunters could 
get at them. But thoughts of the past bring vain re- 
grets, and from a sportsman’s standpoint, what little of 
life I have left I want to devote to comforts of the 
present and anticipations of the future.” 

“T like your sentiment,” said Jim, “and as to present 
comfort, if we have been good and true sportsmen, the 
knowledge of that fact is satisfying. The future is de- 
pendent. To me it looks a little gloomy, and in that 
I disturb my comfort; but, judging from the past and the 
present ‘outlook, our sons will see the day when their 
guns will be useless. Already our own territory is 
nearly depopulated of game, and if we go far we en- 
croach upon some one’s else territory, who will in time, 
by laws, deprive us of the privilege of hunting upon it. 
States are making non-resident laws; rich clubs are 
establishing extensive preserves, and the overflow from 
'them are protected by trespass laws. What shall we do?” 

“Get rich and join a club,” said the neighbor. “Prob- 
ably the best thing to do is to make the best of what we 
have while we can, be law-abiding, moderate in our in- 
dulgence, and let the future take care of itself. If game 
Sp sengene the finding of any will be all the more grati- 

ying.’ : 

“That’s a philosophic view, at any rate. As to getting 
rich, if you will show me the way, I will follow it.” 

“I believe the man who is even with the world, who 
envies his neighbor northing, has all the comforts he 
needs and who is contented, is rich enough. Wealth 
can only bring luxury, and luxury breeds discontent. 
The hardest part of it all is to be contented.” 

“Your philosophy reminds me of an old toll collector 
on the road to one of the places we shall visit next 
fall. Once, when driving over, I stopped to pay toll, which 
was 4 cents. I handed him a nickel and told him to 
keep the change. ‘No,’ said he; ‘every man should 
keep his own. If I should keep the penny I would feel 
as though I had something that did not belong to me.’ 
In speaking to my host of the occurrence, he said: 
‘That old man is as conscientious and honest as it is 
possible for any man to be. His income is so small that 
he can hardly make both ends meet, yet he is happy and 
contented.’ It does me good to go among such people, 
and in the country where I visit I find the majority of the 
people that way. No strife, no selfishness and possess- 
ing a neighborly kindness that city people do not feel.” 

“That is one of the good influences that a sportsman 
comes in contact with and accounts for a good deal of his 
better nature. When I return from a visit to such people 
I always feel more charitable toward my fellow man, and 
the desire to repeat the visit is stronger every time. 
make new acquaintances, acquire new hunting territory, 
and am glad to believe that my return is always welcome. 
The farmer, and country people generally, are among 
my, best friends.” 

“There is an inseparable relation between the sports- 
man and the farmer that may be strained or strength- 
ened according to its abuse or respect. I look upon the 
farmer as the sportsman’s best and indispensable friend, 
for it is he who furnishes the land and through whose 
courtesy the sportsman is permitted to hunt upon it. I 
have always found the farmer willing to meet a gentle- 
man more than half way. Rowdies he will not tolerate. 
Nearly all farmers like to hunt, and they possess a 
keen sense of its enjoyment, although they may. to 
some extent, be lacking in appreciation of some of its 
minor details, that go to make the. city man’s outing 
enjoyable, because an every-day association with his 
surfoundings makes thém less noticeable to him than 
to his city brother, who comes in contact with them 
only when enjoying the farmer’s hospitality. Just so is 
the case with the city man who sees much less at home 
than does his country friend when visiting the city. My 





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[Juty 1, 1899. 


friends from the country often point out things to me that 
I have never seen before, and which are equally interest- 
ing to me after I have found them. Most farmers are 
naturalists in a general way, if not scientific. The sea- 
sons of vegetation are of necessity well learned by them, 
and the habits of common animals and game are general- 
ly well understood. From boyhood they have associ- 
ated with these things, so that they are as able to judge 
of what is good for one and another as average humanity. 
And contact with the rapidly increasing army of sports- 
men adds greatly to their knowledge of human nature.” 

“When you spoke of the farmer meeting the sports- 
man half way I was reminded of an incident in my own 
experience,” said the neighbor. “Adjoining the farm of 
my host was one belonging to a man who was considered 
in the communty as a hard man to deal with, in that he 
was severely strict in his business transactions with his 
neighbors, even to the minutest detail, yet obliging 
and charitable when occasion required. His farm was 
posted, and I was cautioned against encroaching upon it. 
One morning, while covering a field on my friend’s 
land, a bevy of quail went over into the forbidden ter- 
ritory. I marked them down in a small brier patch, 
where the shooting would be easy, and after studying 
a while, I determined to take chances and go over. My 
dogs soon pointed, and I got a brace of birds. Then I 
heard a shout and saw a man coming toward me. Re- 
solved to face the situation like a man, I went to meet 
him. His face was stern, but there was no sign of 
anger, and I considered that a point in my favor. 

“‘Didn’t you see that notice?’ he said. ‘Yes, sir, I 
did, but those birds flew over here and I couldn’t resist 
the temptation to follow them,’ I replied; ‘but if you 
insist upon my going out I will do so, but I would like 
to have another chance at them.’ 

“*T have kept even my neighbors from shooting here 
and you couldn’t expect me to break the rule in favor of 
a stranger,’ he said, 

“*No, sir; I don’t ask you to, and I am sorry I in- 
truded.’ 

“He scanned me closely without a word as I started 
for the line fence. but had not gone far when he 
called: ‘Say!’ As I stonned he came up and continued. 
‘Ain’t you the man who visits Spiker?’ I said I was. 
‘I thought so,’ said. ‘I’ve seen those dogs over there, 
and I have heard of you. Spiker is a good neighbor, and 
I don’t want to offend him or his guest. You can hunt 
here, but don’t shoot near the house; my daughter is 
sick and nervous.’ 

“T thanked him, and sent the dogs after the scattered 
bevy. He followed me around, and seemed delighted 
with watching the dogs work, and when I made a double 
shot he was captivated. After I had killed half a dozen 
of the birds I engaged with him in conversation, com- 
plimented him on the order in which his place was kept, 
and finally offered him the birds I had shot, of which he 
would accept only a couple for his daughter, and as I 
left he gave me a cordial invitation to hunt there again.” 

“You cast your bread upon the waters,” said Jim, as 
his neighbor arose to go. 

The evening was well spent, and he went into the 
house to refill his pipe and think of the future. ids 


Pioneer Devs.—¥. 





Unwelcome Visitors. 
BY ROWLAND E. ROBINSON. 


DurincG the season of sugar-making Josiah became 
intimate with the Canada jays, impertinent thieves that 
they were; they were company, and so were the friendly 
chickadees and nuthatches, and woodpeckers that bored 
the logs of the house for grubs and drummed on the 
resonant stick chimney, and he made friends with a soli- - 
tary old crow, though they were likely to fall out after 
corn-planting. Bluebirds brought the color and song of 
heaven down to the clearing, and robins came, and 
blackbirds thronged the border of the marsh, where 
open pools began to form, into which returning water 
fowl dropped to rest and feed. Stumps, logs and winter- 
green-clad cradle knolls began to show above the snow. 
Partridges drummed far and near in the purpling woods. 
There the snow and ice disappeared magically, the black 
mould of the clearing was laid bare, and the blue water 
of the creek shimmered in the sunlight down to the 
slumpy ice of the bay, and there were the sounds of 
running brooks, the crackling croak of frogs and trill 
of toads, and lo! the miracle of spring had wrought its 
magic transformation. 

The luxury they won from the maples made a most ac- 
ceptable addition to their monotonous fare. Josiah 
even attempted the manufacture of a pie from their 
precious stock of flour, with bear’s grease for shorten- 
ing, wild strawberries, sweetened with maple sugar, for 
filling, and was so far. successful that they ate the in- 
terior with considerable relish, and had the crust left 
over to fill again. 

Summer was upon them, with no end of work to do, 
and when they could least afford it they both fell ill 
with fever and ague. One day they were burning with 
a consuming fire, the next shaking with chills that froze 
the marrow of their bones, and during both were barely 
able to crowl about to the most necessary tasks, though 
fortunately their ague fits came on alternate days. 

During one June day when Kenelm lay shivering in 
all the blankets before a roasting fire, and Josiah was 
administering hot drinks of herbs and hemlock twigs, a 
figure darkened the door, and looking up they saw a 
tall Indian silently regarding them. He asked for food, 
and Josiah set cold johnny-cake and dried venison be- 
fore him, whereof he partook and departed as silently 
as he came. ‘ 

Next day he returned, accompanied by an old squaw, 
and bringing a large salmon. The woman produced 
a package of dried red berries, giving out an aromatic 
odor like lemon peel. She called for liquor of some sort, 
and they brought out a quart bottle of hoarded New 
England rum.’ The Indian and squaw each took a 
drink from it to make room for the berries, which were 
then added, with the result of producing a mixture which 
was liquid fire. When Josiah, whose ague fit was on, 
took a mouthful of it, it burned its way into his interior 
with such effect that the ague was banished from his 


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body, and a few doses made him well again, and with 
Kenelm the effect was the same, though at first he 
swore the Indians had poisoned him out of revenge for 
his share in the Rogers’ raid. The Indian told them 
that a party of their people were salmon fishing at the 
Lower Falls of Sun-gah-nee-took, or Lewis Creck. 
Next day the pioneers went over to sce the sport. Many 
women and children were all busy, some with bark nets 
at the weirs, others with curious wooden spears; others 
cleaning the fish, and others drying them on racks over 
smoking fires. 

Next day half the Indians returned the visit, and were 
ov entertained, each with a spoonful of the prickly- 
‘ash berry mixture, and a burned stomachful of moose 
meat and johnny-cake, and so became fast friends of the 
two white men, an alliance which soon proved most 
fortunate. 

One day when the pioneers were hoeing their corn 
under the vigilant eye of Josiah’s late friend, the crow, 
descried two boats entering the creek from the bay, and 
the crews being attracted by the new clearing came to 
the landing and accosted the settlers. It was the party 
of a New York surveyor, engaged in locating New 
York grants. The official at once set up his Jacobstaff 
and proceeded to allot this pitch to a New York land 
speculator, and warned the present occupants off the 
premises, without compensation for their time, labors 
and betterments. 

The party swaggered up from the landing, and made 
as free with the house and its contents as if all be- 
longed to them. One ransacked the loft and brought 
down dried venison to cook for the company. Another 
demanded flour, Indian meal not being good enough 
for such gentry. Old Kenelm fumed mightily, but 
discreetly withheld his hand from laying a cudgel about 
their shoulders. 

“You fellows would best get out of this at once,” the 
surveyor said, “for Capt. Williams will be wanting to 
occupy his claim at once.” 

“Maybe the Green Mountain boys will have a word 
to say about that,” said Josiah. 

“To the devil with Allen and his scoundrels!” the 
other scoffed. ‘We'll have the whole crew hanged in 
a month. There is a reward out for the leaders.” 

“Ketchin’ on ’em ’s another story,” said Josiah, and 
asked: “Haow big is your captain’s claim?” 

“A thousand acres, running north, your stealings being 
nigh the south line.” 

“That'll run int’ the Gov’nor’s right o’ five hundred 
acres. 

“D— your Governor’s right! 
this province!” 

“Seein’ the Cap’n ’s got so much he might leave us 
alone on this leetle patch.’ 

“No; off you go, and that’s all there is about it,” 
quoth the inexorable official. 

The pioneers were at their wits’ end, and drew apart 
for a little consultation while the usurpers were busy 
with their cooking. The result was that Josiah slipped 
away, and was presently making his best speed toward 
the Indian camp. The unbidden guests took leisurely 
time with the meal furnished, in part from their own 
stores and in part from such things as they chose ef the 
settlers’ provisions, every mouthful of which was be- 
grudged them by old Kenelm, as he sat apart watching 
them out of the corners of his eyes in sullen silence. 

Suddenly, as if they had stepped out of the gray shells 
of the tree trunks, a score of armed fantastic ce ap- 
peared on every side, and simultaneously announced 
their presence by a horrid discord of yells. 

“What the devil!” exclaimed the surveyor, springing 
to his feet and dropping a choice tidbit of stolen moose 
tongue, while his party cowered in the corners and 
sought shelter behind the great jambs of the fireplace. 
“Who the devil are these Indians, and what do they 
want?” the surveyor asked of Kenelm when he re- 
covered a little from his surprise. 

“Injins!” the old ranger repeated in derision. “Why, 
man alive, they hain’t nothin‘ but Green Mountain boys 
dressed up for business. They’ve got their faces daubed 
red an’ black tu hide their features, bein’ the’s a baounty 
sot on ’em. -If that big feller’s ol’ Ethan, which I don’t 
say he is or haint, it wouldn’t be pleasant for him tu 
hev you reco’nize him, and kerry him off tu Albany.” 

“D— him, we're not hunting outlaws, but only 
peaceably surveying!” said the surveyor. 

“Sart’inly, but a hundred paound would come handy 
tu most anybody,” Kenelm answered. ‘And’ what they 
want, an’ what we want, is for you an’ your peaceable 
crew tu git aout o’ these woods—an’ that almighty sud- 
den, tew!” he added, with startling emphasis. “Come, 
be makin’ tracks, quick! and fur apart!” and he made a 
menacing movement. 

The surveyor, with his attendants, got speedily out of 
doors, and made toward their boats, their huddled‘ rank 
flanked and closely followed by the Indians, yelling 
and threatening, while Kenelm and Josiah could scarcely 
restrain from roughly handling the chopfallen Yorkers. 

The boats were shoved off, and they were hustled into 
them, when Kenelm warned them to depart and return 
no more, under pain of chastisement with the twigs 
of the wilderness, all of which was emphasized by 
whoops and screeches of the Indians and discharge of 
guns, the bullets whistling threateningly over the heads 
of the retreating enemy. 

After watching them out of sight behind the first 
headland in the direction of the Forts, the allies returned 
to the cabin. Here they celebrated their bloodless vic- 
tory in libations of fiery ague cure, a great spoonful to 
aa exhausting the stock to the red dregs, which were 
eked out to a milder potation by a replenishment of 
water, and the Waubanakees departed, after renewed 
vows of eternal friendship. 


Digging Out Foxes. . 

Suersrooke, P. Q.—B., of Barre; Vt., can come an 
hunt foxes with me whenever he likes. If I can’t go my- 
self, he may take my hound, my gun and anything that is 
mine. 

B., of Barre, is the good sportsman who a few 
lines a week or so ago in condemnation of the digging 
out of holed foxes. I was surprised to learn that it was 
rn aes WALrton. 


He’s got no right in 





_ giving an old 
. the Barrow Archipelago is a good long way, off from the 


FOREST AND STREAM. 


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Yukon Notes. 


Travelers on the Ice Trail. 


ALL through December a long procession of men passed 
Fort Selkirk bound for God’s country. All classes of life 
were represented, from the Jew peddler to the millionaire 
mine owner, and it is only fair to the Jew to say that for 
grit and endurance no one surpassed him. Some trudged 
and tugged at heavy sleds and were their own dogs, as the 
saying went, and others trotted along behind well-broken 
dog teams and had their hired men to attend to the ani- 
mals and do the work of making and breaking camp. 

It was a gayly caparisoned procession and not at all 
suggestive of the desperate race with famine and cold. 
The men who knew to a certainty that their provisions 
would not last them to the coast and who had no idea what 
they would do when the food gave out, wore carnival- 
colored packies of yellow and white, or blue and white, or 
tawny fox skins, and the richer and darker furs. Even the 
face masks and projecting heads when seen at a little dis- 
tance carried out the masquerade idea suggested by the 
domino-like packies, but a closer inspection of the deep 
set faces behind their fringe of ice showed hard lines and 
little suggestion of mirth. 

And yet the men were not conquered and despondent. 
Once in a while it is true some maimed, frozen creature 
would come along half-crazed with fear and pain, but with 
the majority the hardships and care brought uppermost the 
masterful spirit that is characteristic of the born pioneer, 
aon eee and danger were taken banteringly and with 

isdain. 


“You Americans have wonderful constitutions,” said 


John Peché, the Canadian Government messenger, who. 


late in December, was the first man in from the outside 
world. “Coming down the river I met over 300 men on 
their way out, and most of them were from the States 
and knew nothing of the cold that is cold, or how to take 
care of themselves right, yet they acted as if they were on 
a picnic, and as if the devil were really dead, and thev 
didn’t seem to mind little inconveniences like frozen 
cheeks and feet and hands with the nails coming off and 
blistered with the frost. They’re reckless devils, and a 
more cheeky set I never met. With the pants burnt off 
their legs and the faces on them like brown parchment 
they had the gall to give me advice about the country—to 
tell me how many pairs of moccasins I’ll need for the 
trip and the like, when I was born on a snowdrift and got 
my growth under the midnight sun. You Americans 
would storm hell if you thought the heat had melted out 
any gold down there, and you’d put up so good a bluff 
and be so hard to kill, ’ll be bound you’d get some of 
the stuff if there was any there.” 

The restless energy of the ’97 Klondiker.was an in- 
soluble enigma to the hardy voyageur. He did not 
recognize it as the outward’ and visible sign of the virile 
spirit that gained the country its independence and after- 
ward extended its frontiers in the face of opposition by 
native and savage foes. Many of the argonauts of ’97 were 
descended from the men who went to California in ’49 and 
settled on the Pacific coast. These men will settle in 
Alaska, and their sons will push on further—perhaps to 
the mountains of the moon. 


The Adventures of Peche. 


I have already mentioned our meeting with John Peché 
at Fort Selkirk. Peché was originally from Haleyburg, 
Ontario, and was at one time a fish and game constable 
in Ontario. His most recent address was Fort Arthur, 
and his father and mother are both living at a very ad- 
vanced age (they are said to be over 100 years old) on 
the shore of Lake Temiscoming. 

Peché had been in to Hudson Bay fraternizing with 
the Eskimo, and he had followed most of the old voy- 
ageurs’ routes from Mistassini to the plains. At the last 
sportsmen’s show in New York, Farr, Paulson and La- 
tour all knew Peché, and were interested to hear of him. 
They had a vague idea he was up north somewhere near 
the Arctic Circle, but whether it was in the Yukon or the 
Mackenzie, or in the musk ox country further east, didn’t 
matter much to them. Things do not change with longi- 
tude as they do with latitude. Moose Factory and Ches- 
terfield Inlet and Lake Abitibi are more suggestive for 
comparison, taken in connection with game ranges and 
the kind of fish. 

I told'these men that Peché had made a trip to Daw- 
son previous to that in December, and that he had come 
out over the Dalton trail to the coast in twenty-two days. 
He poled up the Yukon to Fort Selkirk in a native canoe, 
and after that, with 1oolbs. of grub and blankets on his 
back, struck out on foot for salt water in company with 
five other men. The first two days they traveled with- 
out a trail, and they had no guide till the last hundred 
miles of the journey, when-they secured an Indian to 
pilot them over the coast range, the trail being obliterated 
by the early fall snows. Then I showed them a Van- 
couver press dispatch of recent date which stated that 
Peché, after two years in the far north, had returned to 
civilization with a regular dime novel story of gold and 
adventure, 

He had discovered a mysterious gold land somewhere 
in the Barrow Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean, where 
the natives use gold for bullets, as being more easily ob- 
tainable than lead, and as proof had a slug of gold taken 
from the shoulder of a wounded Indian, as well as other 
nuggets. He wanted a grub: stake to go back into this 
weird land and locate the Indians’ “shot mill,” and this 
was the reason of his journey out. The Hudson Bay men 
heard the story stolidly and without comment. They said 
it might be a true story, and that they had never known 
Peché to fabricate or to invent imaginary gold finds. 


~ Further than this no one of the three would commit him- 


self.: It is possible that their local pride prevented them 
associate a reputation for romancing, or 


Upper Ottawa, and perhaps it was just a case.of not wor- 

rying about things which didn’t concern: hem. The gold 

may be there; but one thing is certain: Neither Farr nor 

Latour nor Paulson will go search of it. 
; : J. B. Burnuam. 

: week on T ; 

The anp Stara ae put to press each ane 


latest by Monday and ag much earlier as practicable. 


3 


Down the Brook. 


“Ep SHIELDs has just been.up to Clayton, and says that 
the trout are larger and more numerous than ever.” 
Thus ran an extract from Will’s letter, and it was the 
last straw in deciding me to let less important matters 
slide and take a few days off with the trout. 

On a hot day early in June I joined forces with Will 
and we journeyed on the next day to Clayton (which is 
not its name, but will serve), where we arrived by mid- 
afternoon, and found John and his wife at the old stand. 
John, be it known, is our friend who lives by the brook 
and purveys food and lodging to the casual angler. 
So near the brook does he live that you can cast a fly 
into it from the side yard of the house, and John, who 
is himself an angler, as he needs must be in such a 
situation, has taken many a fine trout from that same 
vantage ground. 

A stroll down the brook before supper was our plan, 
and we had soon donned those delightfully comfortable 
articles of preserved clothing which fit the fisherman’s 
ease-loving frame so well, our rods were jointed, and 
our casts of flies rigged. By 5 o’clock we were casting 
industriously upon the transparent pools of a splendid 
trout stream. For, although so constantly fished that 
there is a well defined path along its banks, it con- 
tains so much perfect water, clear and cold, and so 
many deep and inaccessible holes, that it is always full 
of large trout for him who knows how to lure them 
forth. After fishing the brook for four days and meet- 
ing several brother anglers upon it, we saw more large 
fish the morning of our return than we had seen at any 
previous time—and this in a brook lying in a long- 
settled part of the State, running through well-culti- 
vated farms, and easily reached by two railroads. Ot 
course the trout are wary, but therein lies one of the 
charms of the brook. They do not rise at every cast, or 
at any time of day, but the fisherman must call into 
play the finer points of his craft if he would secure a 
good creel. Even the veriest duffer will admit, after 
casting a pool in vain, that the fish are there, for if he 
stealthily approach so that he gains a good view into the 
pool he will discern, with outstarting eyes, a dozen or 
more of large trout fanning lazily in the current. 

Our luck on the first evening was fully up to our 
expectations, for we returned to the house about 9 o’clock 
with seventeen nice fish, running from 1lb. down to 
lb. in weight. Few smaller fish are taken with the fly 
on this stream. The time of our return may strike 
some as overlate, but experience has taught us that 
the best success, on this brook at least, is to be ex- 
pected during the hour which marks the fall of night. 
This is especially true when the day has been hot. 
Our first evening was no exception to the rule, for some 
of our best fish were taken when it was so dark that 
we could not see our flies, and had to strike at the sound 
of the fish‘s splash as he leaped for the fly. How do 
they see it? Perhaps because from their vantage ground 
in the dark depths of the pool they look up against the 
brighter sky, and an object agitating the gossamer sur- 
face is easily visible to them, while the angler, gazing into 
blackness, sees naught except perhaps the flash. of the 
leaping fish or the reflection of a star dancing on the 
ripples. 

And there is a charm about this evening fishing un- 
known to him who plies the gentle art entirely by 
daylight. The meadows are alight with fire flies; the 
brook purls blackly past with a mysteriouws“murmur 
unnoticed by day; a heron swoops close overhead’ with 
silent wings; an owl discovers the angler’s figure and 
hovers above it with unearthly chatterings. And after 
the fish have ceased to rise he wends his way through the 
dewy meadow grass toward the beacon light of his hos- 
telry, where dry garments and good cheer await him, 
followed by the ever comforting pipe and then by sleep, 
broken only by a dream of “that big fellow” in the hole 
by the willow stub, who is at last brought to net. And 
this first evening of ours was four times repeated, for 
we enjoyed perfect weather and no deluges came to roil 
the brook and interfere with the alluring fly. 





Morning saw us down to breakfast at about 7:30, for 
we were in the country to rest quite as much as to fish, 
and so we did not rise with the sun. 

“You'll have to gag that old rooster of yours, John.” 
said Will. “He started in under my window at 4 o’clock 
and crowed once a minute for half an hour.’ 

John smiles, for we all know that nothing can wake 
Will at 4 on the second morning as soon as he becomes 
a trifle accustomed to the unusual sounds of the country. 
-Had John been our guest in the city, would he have 
appealed to us to gag the trolley cars? 

A bountiful breakfast, whose chief features were trout 
and buckwheat cakes, with strained honey, gave us 
stored energy for the morning, and we were off once 
more down the brook. The meadows were brilliant with 
the dew, and melodious with the whistle of Bob White 
and the flight-song of countless bobolinks, as we reached 
the first good pool. I paused to watch Will as he skill- 
fully whipped the water, reaching every spot likely to 
affoid a lurking place for a speckled beauty. As he 
stands there rod in hand and creel at hip, his old felt 
hat drooping about his head like a mushroom over its 
stem, his slouchy hunting coat with bulging pockets and 
many a stain, telling of victories by flood and field, 
his oozing woolen stockings and pervious shoes, he 
forms a picture dear to the eye of every angler. His 
figure is wholly in harmony, too, with the background 
of trees fringing the winding stream, the waving meadow 
grass, the clear water swirling against its gravelly bank. 
Truly an angler is a part of nature. 

But I cannot stop all the morning to watch Will, 
for just below in a deep pool, where the stream makes 
a sudden turn, lies the monarch of the brook. Will had 
hooked his majesty on the previous evening, but a 
friendly snag had saved him just as he was nearing the 
net. ° Will's assertion that he was a plump two- 
pounder I had lent a rather incredulous ear. Now he 
urges me to try my hand, albeit so much less skillful 
than his own. Perhaps I may have a duffer’s luck. 
Stealthily I approach his lair and cast the coachman 
and the cow-dung as deftly as I can, but there comes no 
responsive rise. The sky has clouded over a little; 
perhaps the flies are too small. I withdraw some paces 














to « conevniently shaded gravel bar and replace my 
light tackle with a heavier leader and larger ilies. Then, 
after letting pass the time requisiet to smoke a pipe, so , 
as to allay any suspicions my movements near the pooi 


may have caused, I approach once more. A short cast 
brings no results; a little more line, and a cast just be- 
yond the point where the ripple smooths out over the 
deeper water, and—fiop! I strike instinctively. He is 
hooked! What gymnastics! But only for a moment. 
Suddenly, with that sickening sag, back comes my empty 
line. He is off—not well hooked. But it was _heart- 
thumping work for the few seconds it lasted. No use 
to try him again at present, so I move off dejectedly 
down the brook in search of other prizes. A good two- 
pounder he was, and I might have had him! Smile not, 
ye fishers on Maine lakes or Canadian rivers, for a two- 
pounder from so civilized a stream will match a fish 
of twice the weight from your wilderness waters. Four 
times during our stay did we hook that same fish, but 
each time his own cunning or the friendly snags saved 
him. We even made a special expedition for him on the 
day we came away, but he would not be cajoled, though 
approaching close to the pool we had clear sight of him 
lying in the cool depths in safety. Would the plebeian 
worm have tempted him? Many a royal scion has been 
ruined by vulgar tastes. We know not, for we disdained 
to try. ay he avoid all lures for a year to come! May 
he gain another pound in weight, until we can make an- 
other visit to his crystal palace! 





“Will,” said I,, while we were at breakfast on the third 
day, “let’s try the gorge this morning just for the sake 
of variety.” 

To this he assented, with an elder brother’s indulgent 
spirit, and John went to harness the little colt that we 
might drive to our destination, for the gorge, where our 
brook bursts through the mountain wall, is three or four 
miles away, and we are lazy. John carries us well up into 
the favine, and we are speedily at work. Here the crystal 
clearness of the stream is accentuated by the light gray 
rocks forming its bed. The water is perfectly trans- 
parent. Perhaps this may explain the fact that the trout 
do not rise as well as they do below in the meadows. But 
the beauty of our surroundings makes ample recompense 
for our light creels. What fish we do capture are of 
surprising plumpness and size. Once, while standing 
on a huge boulder, a dozen feet above the brook and 
casting far down the stream, I hook the largest fish of 
the day. Fearing to lift him, I call Will and his net. 
The roar of the brook drowns my words, and Will only 
infers from my tone and expression that I have seen 
something exciting. He gazes back up the brook or up 
the steep wooded side of the ravine, expecting to see a 
bear or a wildcat loom on his view. Then the word 
net catches his ear, and brings him back to things pis- 
catorial. Dropping his rod, he ‘slides rapidly down the 
boulder and skillfully nets my fish, a fine fellow, nearly 
1lb. in weight. A little further down the brook a nice 
fish drops from the hook just as he reaches the edge 
of the water. Simultaneously I make a dive, and suc- 
ceed in stunning both the fish and my nose, for I ran 
my face into a boulder by the brookside. Fifteen fish 
were all we captured that morning; fifteen fish and an 
enormous appetite, which did full justice to the boun- 
tiful table of good things ready for us on our return. 





But our four days draw rapidly to a close, each in 
general outline like its predecessor, but infinitely varied 
in details. Our schedule would read somewhat after 
this fashion: A comparatively late breakfast, down 
the brook for three or four hours, a dinner eaten with 
all the angler’s gusto, followed necessarily by a siesta 
of an hour or two, and then in the late afternoon and 
evening a second stroll down the brook. Never did 
we return with very heavy creels, but we enjoyed good 
sport and were content. Were there then no draw- 
backs, no frayed leaders parting with a good fish? 
No broken rods, no snags? Yes, for the angler’s 
temper, gentle though his art be, is oft sorely tried. 
Once I climbed 15ft. up a scraggy elm to secure a new 
cast of flies I had securely lodged there, and lo! after 
some minutes of heart-breaking work the flies were 
not there. The recoil of the limb had doubtless snapped 
them to some unknown hiding place. Once I caught 
my flies in a backward cast upon a sturdy thistle, and 
the result was a broken rod. But it mattered little. The 
angler never hurries, and as I sat beneath an alder’s shade 
and temporarily repaired the rod, a veery from a neigh- 
boring thicket made me ample consolation with his 
mysterious, circling song. And to repay my industry 
a good trout.seized my fly at the first cast with the 
mended rod. Mosquitoes there were none during the 
day; as night fell and they became troublesome a single 
application of a potent ointment protected us from their 
attacks. 

Sunday brought us a day of veritable rest. We ate, 
we smoked, we talked—like Czsar’s famous message, 
three words sum up our day. Monday found us once 
more and for the last time in our fishing gear. On 
Tuesday our time was up, and we returned to the city 
with many fat trout in our baskets and less substantial 
but more lasting than these, rich stores of memories to 
last us until some other time when it may be our for- 
tune to stray together down the brook. 

A. iow. 


New Haven, Cnon, 





One of the most sensible fishing regulations adopted in 
New York State is one enacted by the last Legislature 
which limits the transportation of trout of any kind, sal- 
mon, or landlocked sa&mon to carriage when accompanied 
by the actual owner, and forbids transporting more than 
twelve pounds of brook, brown or rainbow trout at one 
time. This law will not be so easy of enforcement as is 
the one limiting the transportation of venison, but if it 
shall be honestly observed it will effectually cut off the 
marketing of brook trout, and will therefore be one of the 
best protective expedients we could have. 


The Forrst anp Stream is put to press each week on Tuesday. 
Correspondence intended for publication should reach us at the 
Yatest by Monday and as much earlier as practicable, 





FOREST AND STREAM. 
Old Age in Sport. 


Ir is considered a fine thing to “grow old gracefully.” 
A finer thing, to me, is the sight of one growing old 
vigorously and heartily. It is as beautiful and cheering 
as the sight of a veteran apple tree, gnarled and knotted, 
and perhaps twisted and bowed, putting forth in the 
spring a glory of pink and white blossoms, a wonder- 
ful cloak of promise, trailing from its old shoulders like 
the ermine mantle of a king. I love to see an old man 
or woman clinging bravely and successfully to the heart 
and the strength of youth, zestful and sprightly and 
happy and hopeful up to the end, only setting down the 
cup of life after a last, deep, satisfying draught, like one 
whose thirst is quenched and whose soul is satisfied. 
Thank God that the physical shelving of old age is a 
thing of the past! What an emancipation we have had 
in that respect! It is a glorious thing to see gray- 
haired men and women still sharing the activities and 
recreations of youth. How they seem to rejoice in their 
new-found freedom, their escape from the shackles of 
a false and heartless conventionalism! Fifty years ago 
an old man taking any sort of recreation would have 
been viewed with amazement. The whole community 
would have been shocked and scandalized. Those who 
considered themselves responsible for him would have 
been on pins and needles until they had coerced the 
poor old boy back to his easy chair, and compelled him 
to resume the process of wasting away by physical in- 
action. Why, if middle-aged men, or even youths, had 
been subjected to the same process of physical shelving 
that old age had to bear in the days of our foolish 
forefathers, they would have rusted out in their prime, 
and sunk into their graves by a kind of physical oxida- 
tion. Poor old men, who used to have to steal away for 
a furtive chance to “play boy” for a little while, and 
so renew their still unspent youth and strength! What a 
pity they could not have lived to see this day, when an 
old man on a bicycle, spinning along with the swiftness 
of the wind, is as common a sight as a child with a toy 
cart. How these old boys would have started up, with 
trembling eagerness and delight, at the sight of the hale, 
firm-stepping, bright-eyed, elastic-muscled veterans of to- 
day, in their golfing suits and bicycle costumes and shoot- 
ing rigs! If the century had done nothing more than 
emancipate old age from the pitiful bondage of a false 
prejudice and conventionalism, it would have been a 
hundred years well spent for mankind. 

The zest and vigor and improved physical condition of 
old age, since it was permitted to share the healthful 
recreations of ~outh and middle-life, are proof positive 
that the joy and stimulus of outdoor sport are what the 
“failing half’ of humanity has needed for generations. 
To this, more than to anything else, no doubt, is due 
the constantly increasing longevity of the race. Up to 
the present time, we have been killing off our old people 
by a perfectly evident process—a lack of use or function 
for them. we have been slowly wiping them out, as na- 
ture wipes out organs that have ceased to have any 
part in the conservation or development of life. By 
retiring our grandfathers and grandmothers at sixty- 
five, and limiting their range of interest and activity to 
the path between the cushioned chair and the dining table, 
we have been actuallv putting them out of the way by a 
kind of protracted and unconscious fratricide. No man 
can live long without the stimulus of interest and activity 
—least of all an old man, whose life was formerly vigor- 
ous and energetic. It is an actual cruelty to deprive the 
old of work, if that is all that is left to them—but how 


much more of a cruelty to deprive them of that which ° 


they uiave fairl-- earned by a long life of patient toil, the 
joy of congenial, recuperative recreation, such as con- 
serves and preserves failing physical powers, without 
overtaxing them, and makes pleasant and healthful the 
down-hill path of life. 

Yes, thank God, that the old prejudice which pro- 
nounced it unseemly for age to refresh and recuperate 
itself by outdoor sport, is gone forever. Thank God that 
second childhood—if you will call it such—is no longer 
deprived of first childhood’s happy ‘privileges. No gray- 
haired man or woman need any longer wear the chains of 
a false and discarded social fetishism. God’s outdoor 
world, with all its joyful invitations, with all the meth- 
ods man has contrived for using it and getting good 
out of it, are as free now to the septuagenarian as to the 
youth of twenty. No social ban will be placed upon 
the veteran, if he leads out his shining wheel and mounts 
it for a twenty-mile spin, or launches his trim canoe for 
a paddle on the river, or takes his golf stick and goes 
away with springy step to the links, or in any way proves 
himself still possessor of the heart and the strength to 
enjoy the blessings possible to the lover of outdoor life. 

And in how many ways old age, hale, well-preserved 
old age, is even fitted to take the lead in outdoor sport, 
and derive the richest share of enjoyment from it! What 
the veteran lacks in physical elasticity and sprightliness, he 
often makes up in staying power and wise conserva- 
tion and expenditure of physical strength. His muscles, 
if stiffer, are more tempered and seasoned and wiry than 
the youth’s. He has the advantage of what is called “the 
established constitution.” Then consider the skill and 
knowledge and practical wisdom which his longer experi- 
ence has brought him. He sees more in nature than 
younger men do, and gets more out of her. He thor- 
oughly understands the technique of sport; he controls 
the practiced eye and hand. No novice can cast a fly or 
shoot a gun like an “old stager.” Skill, practice, knowl- 
edge, trained perception, an equipment of experience that 

insures against hot-headedness, mistakes, disappoint- 
ments—these are some of the advarttages that age pos- 
sesses over youth, in the pursuit and enjoyment of out- 
door sport. 

Is there a sportsman or angler who cannot recall the 
picture of some gray-haired companion afield, some 
grizzled old guide, perhaps, tough as a knot, keen 
as a hawk, and knowing as a fox, who seemed 
to have attained the ideal physical and mental condi- 
tion for successful woodcraft, only after passing the 
seventieth milestone of life? Was there any youth or 
middle- man in-the woods who could hunt and fish 
and paddle and tramp and tell stories, and understand 
how to do things, and enjoy himself, and make you en- 
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nature and the secret of perennial youth? Was ther: 
not something in his deep, quiet enjoyment, and his 
triumphant mastery of the whole science of sport, that 
put to shame even the: buoyancy and exhilaration of boys? 
That man, living far from conventionalities, was an ex- 
ample of the possibilities of old age in sport, when unfor- 
bidden and untrammeled. Talk about shelving a veteran 
of that sort! It would take any two of us to get him on 
the shelf, and then he would make a raft of it, and 
go paddling away before we could catch our breath! 
Verily, there is nothing in old age per se that should retire 
it from the pursuit of wholesome outdoor sport. 

All honor and all hail to whomsoever keeps the sap of 
life fresh in his veins, and refuses to wither until death's 
hand touches him! Shall not age henceforth have its 
rightful place in sport, since it has proved its fitness for 
it? Yea! And if any sour-faced Philistine says no, let 
him be condemned to an easy chair and forty naps a 
day, until he shrinks up like a mummy and dies of total 
inanition. James BuUCKHAM. 


Through South Sea Reefs. 


In Samoa one takes a boat. Elsewhere there are 
plenty of facilities for assisted locomotion, the horse, the 
counless variety of things on wheels run by animal power, 
by electricity, by steam. But this vexed and lonely 
group of infinitesimal islands out in the heart of the 
South Pacific is devoid of all traveling facilities. To be 
sure, there are horses, just a few, and they are half- 
starved for lack of succulent grass. They are dis- 
heartened little rats of ponies from the neighboring king- 
dom of Tonga; they can carry little, and that not for long. 
which is just as well, for there are no roads except in the 
little town of Apia and the great German plantations 
which lie at the town boundary, and these roads lead 
nowhere.” Even walking counts for little. Where there 
are jungle trails they are so beset with jagged rocks as 
to cut to ribbons any foot gear less tough than the sole of 
the ordinary Samoan foot. 

The only practicable way to travel in and about the 
islands is the open boat, just a plain wooden boat, wet 
and sloppy, crowded and most uncomfortable. Writing 
now of past Samoan experiences with the steady hum of 
steam and electric cars in the ears, and constantly re- 
minded of easy methods of transport, it seems almost im- 
possible that it could ever have been a natural thing to 
order out the boat to pay a call on the other side of 
Apia harbor or to make a trip to another island across 
miles of open ocean. Such a thing as taking a rowboat 
at the Battery in New York for a trip to Long Branch 
would be so unusual that it would be hard to keep it from 
becoming a newspaper sensation, yet that would be 
nothing at all in the South Sea. This point must be 
prefaced in order that it may be clear that these experi- 
ences in open boats and in jumping over and wriggling 
through coral reefs were not undertaken in any spirit 
of adventure. In Samoa they were no more than ordinary 
features of local travel, such things as might happen in 
other lands in the street cars. It is only when they are 
viewed in retrospect from the safe lands of the cab and 
the trolley that they are seen to be risks and hazards. 

The boat is the thing, it replaced the horse and the 
car entirely. The boat in which these hundreds of miles 
of sea trips were made was the best of its class in the 
South Sea. It was built expressly at the Mare Island 
navy yard in California for this work, and was a marvel 
of strength and lightness. It was only 22ft. over all, 
carvel built, four-oared, and had scanty space in the stern 
sheets for four passengers. Besides the oars, it had a 
very small jib and mainsail, which could be used in run- 
ning before the wind. The crew had been carefuly selected 
from the whole of a village, and was well matched in 
every particular, even including their voices, so that they 
might sing agreeably as they rowed. That they were 
the best crew in the best boat was not only their own 
opinion, but they were willing to test it by a race with 
any one who was willing to contest their supremacy, but 
there were no takers. Nothing can make a sea-trip in 
such a small boat comfortable, but a good boat and a 
good crew can do much to make it tolerable. 

For much of the north shore of the island of Upolu 
there is a coral reef which makes an extensive lagoon, 
of still water between the coral and the beach sands. 
There are more than thirty miles of this easy waterway. 
west of Apia, east of that port there are but five or six. 
Bound eastward, therefore, the voyager soon passes out 
from under the shelter of the cont bulwark and puts 
right out to sea. That has its own set of trials, but none 
at all comparable with the varied problems of making 
landings. There are just three kinds of places at which, 
to land, and each kind calls for different management in 
beaching the boat without getting the occupants too wet or 
damaging the timbers. 

The simplest of all such landings is where the sea 
runs right on an open beach, either of sand or pebbles. 
Unless the sea is too high there is very little difficulty 
about making such a landing even on the darkest night. 
There is such a landing at Laulii, a native town some six 
miles from Apia. There is a small bay, Letongo Mountain 
makes the western boundary, the sea rolls magnificently in 
with the whole sweep of the northward Pacific Ocean * 
behind it, the beach is a sharp shelf of black pebbles and 
chips of the coral broken from the branches in the sub- 
marine groves and cast up by the waves. There is a great 
fuss of foam and noise where the waves roll in, it is 
more than a little terrifying to one whose practical ex- 
perience in making boat landings is restricted to obedience 
of the admonition to keep hands off the gates. It is quite 
a different thing to hold the yoke lines and assume the 
responsibility of beaching the boat in an unbroken line of 

surf. But the Samoan boys know what to do. They 
come dashing in with the rush of the rollers until the 
bow of the boat is almost in the combers. In come all 
the oars with a rattle, numbers two and three attend 
composedly to stowing the white ash, stroke reaches over 
and takes the yoke lines with the air of a man who knows 
just what he is about, and steers by the look of the follow- 
ing sea. Bow stands by, at the right moment and just in 
the right place he heaves the anchor, the boat swings in 
on the next wave, perched on its very crest in a swirl of 
spume, and seemingly resting on foam; before one can 
separate the details of this style of landing the stern is 
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rolling back and forth, bow oar in some mysterious 
fashion is standing firmly right in the thickest swirl of 
the waters ready to carry the passenger ashore. Bow 
oar always enjoyed that duty when the passenger was a 
lady whom he regarded as of sufficient rank and station 
for him to honor with the little attentions which are 
among the accomplishments of a Samoan dandy. If the 
weather were fine the captain of the boat hauled out be- 
yond the rows of combers and left the boat there an- 
chored, the last man having to swim ashore through the 
surf, no hardship to a race so practically amphibious as 
the Samoans. Such is the landing at Laulii, really very 
simple when one is used to the method, and applicable to a 
great many spots on the Samoan coast line. 

But if one has to land at the next town, Luatuanu’u, 
the affair is discovered to be very much complicated by 
a fringing reef of coral. The barrier reefs present diffi- 
culties of one sort, but when the boatman has passed in or 
out the difficulty ceases either in the steady sweep of 
the long seas outside, or the placid surface of the lagoon. 
But the fringing reef is different, it is a part of the beach 
itself, there is no such thing as getting within it and 
claiming protection. Luatuanu’u is only a mile away from 
the Laulii landing, but the two are so different that it 
is hard to believe that the two are within sight one of 
the other. The same seas come racing in at Luatuanu’u, 
but they are prevented from sliding up the beach, which 
here is in marked contrast to the black lava pebbles of 
Laulii, being a dazzling heap of glistening coral twigs. 
About 200yds. off shore the waves break in an almost 
continuous line, showing the outer margin of the reef. 
Between that line and the solid ground there is a pave- 
ment of coral under water in every jagged form adapted 
to tear the planks of any boat which may touch the sharp 
corners, and will rip up the stoutest work of boat car- 
penters as though it were paper. Closer view of the outer 
line of breakers shows a narrow gap where the water 
pours in as though drawn to a sluiceway, but no matter 
how fast it may rush the smooth green folds of its swiftly- 
speeding surface show that for a narrow space the coral 
has not yet grown up to the dangerous level which would 
make the reef continuous. This is the gap into which to 
steer the boat, and it is not the place for any amateur 
exhibitions of the use of the rudder.. Whoever is going 
to take a boat into such a place must assume all the 
responsibility for the direction, he must have a keen eye 
combined with a light touch, and be absolutely removed 
from the possibility of losing his head. In all this class 
of work bow oar has a position of great responsibility, he 
cons the boat to avoid the dangers on which it seems to 
be rushing headlong, and to pick out every little ad- 
vantage of current which may assist the passage; above 
all, he stands at his post with a brass-shod staff of the 
stoutest wood, and more than once averts an accident by 
shoving the boat away from some menacing pinnacle of 
the coral. It is not necessary to qualify an accident in 
such reef work, all accidents are the same thing, as soon 
as they have begun to happen to a boat in the race of a 
reef pass, they are a ccemina smash-up. That is the duty 
of bow oar to prevent. At Luatuanu’u there is about 
2ooyds. of fringing reef, the passage through it by reason 
of its twists and turns is all of 300yds. There is not a 
stretch in all this distance which is devoid of great danger 
for as much as the length of the boat. There is but one 
way to negotiate such a pass, take every advantage of the 
send of the sea which fills the narrow channel with a 
furious swirl of water, pull for all there is in the crew, 
have the best man at the rudder and a reliable man at 
the bow, and for the rest trust in Providence. Tlie na- 
tive population of Luatuanu’u always comes down to 
“watch the nassage of a boat along the tortuous alleys of 
their fringing reef. This may seem like a flattering atten- 
tion on the part of the savage residents, in reality there 
is a cherished custom of their town like that with which 
old Cornwall has been credited, that all the wreck stuff 
floating or washed up on the beach is theirs by right. 
Accordingly the sighting of a strange boat will bring the 
people down to the beach; if the newcomer hits the pass 
without accident the villagers will make him welcome, 
but if an accident should happen it is just as well to be on 
the spot and pick up whatever good things are going to 
waste. 

Off-shore dangers are rare along the Samoan coasts, 
but here and there a few may be found, two are particu- 
larly notable on the Upolu coast, for the reason that they 
lie in the way of all boat travel, and sometimes cause dis- 
aster. 

The nearest of these to Apia lies some distance east 
of Luatuanu’u at a distance of a mile from shore, or 
rather from the fringing reef. This reef reaches well 
out seaward and is so paralleled with uncertain and dan- 
gerous currents that prudent boatmen seek to give it a 
wide berth, even though the common custom of the 
Samoans is to keep right at the line of breakers in the 
most terrifying way. Somewhere off the coast of Solo- 
solo, between the promontory of Utumau and the Ger- 
man anchorage at Saluafata, there is the Fale Aitu, the 
House of Gods, or devils, according as one is disposed 
to regard the pagan divinities. There is nothing in sight 
to show the signal of any danger, for the sea rolls there 
as majestically as all over its expanse. There is no 
identifying the place by cross bearings, for the danger 
seldom has been known twice in the same place, al- 
though always in the same general region of sea. It is 
a sudden and a noiseless danger. It gives no warning, 
it leaves no trace, it does its work throughout with pre- 
cision that is fatal, and there is no proof except when 
some has happened to see-it from shore. Many boats 
may cross the danger field of the Fale Aitu without 
harm, but it may chance to any one that the old gods 
awake to anger at the new style of faith which robs them 
of the offerings which passing boats never neglected in 
old heathen days. Suddenly a ‘great wave rears its head 
seaward, another wave collects shoreward and starts 
racing out, the hoat which is caught between them when 


they meet is never. seen again, for after the commotion 


is over there are spirals of foam which show that there 
has been a great whirlpool in the House of Gods, and the 
victims have been sucked down below and never come 
to the surface again. 

The other off-shore danger is still further eastward on 
the north coast of Upolu. From Saluafata there is a 
barrier reef spcioeing she long sands of Lufilufi, and 

as 


around the point .as Naneiva. Here the barrier 





stops, the coast is precipitous and iron-bound, the sea 
breaks against the cliffs without even the bare protec- 
tion of a fringing reef, for mile after mile the spouting 
caverns show how inhospitable is that coast. Just be- 
fore reaching the bay of Fangaloa, where the British 
have their dormant right’ to a naval station, there is a 
blind point. For some reason there is a confusion just 
here of wild cross seas. It would be idle to hunt for 
the reason; the fact is enough for the traveler by boat. It 
is a very unpleasant part of marine geography to deal 
with, but by no means as dangerous as the Fale Aitu, 
for the boatman can see what he has to contend with, 
and the loss of a part of the cargo and the filling of the 
boat with water are much more frequent than graver 
accidents. This area of cross seas stretches several miles 
out to sea without losing its characteristic appearance. 
Samoan boatmen pass it by keeping so close to the 
shore that it is no unusual thing to have to change the 
uses of the oar from rowing to shoving the boat off 
from the crag on which it is just about to be dashed. In 
Samoan geography this place is known as Lafonga- 
masi, the Jettison of Biscuit. Native canoes have to be 
loaded carefully; the bulky articles which can stand a 
wetting go at the bottom, lighter wares, which must be 
kept dry, go at the top. That would bring the staple 
preparation of native food, the cake of baked fermented 
taro, on the very summit of the deck-load. More often 
than not the load was carried away in these wild seas, 
and the place got its name from the great likelihood that 
at least the biscuit would have to go by the board. 

Where there are barrier reefs there may be all sorts 
of ways of getting in and out; the passage at Apia is 
wide enough for even so large a vessel as the Philadel- 
phia. Other places are completely bottled up within 
their reefs; between these limits are all sorts of passages. 

To get within the reef at Samusu, which gives en- 
trance to the placid lagoon of Aleipata, where the turtle 
consort to lay their eggs, is a task that calls for boating 
skill. The boys are rowing the boat as usual perilously 
near the outer line of rollers. Looking over the rollers 
one may count three monster waves rushing along to 
succor the wave that has just dashed itself in foam on 
the wall of coral beyond which lies the expanse of still 
water and the white beach under the feathery cocoanuts. 
No amount of anxious looking will show the stranger 
where the way in lies among these rollers. They seem 
to extend without a break for mile after mile as far as 
the eye can reach in either direction. But the Samoans 
know the way in. Just at the edge of a projecting rock 
there is a narrow space on which there are moments 
when the high wave does not seem to break. Taking ad- 
vantage of the place and of an interval of still water the 
boat is bravely threaded inside the first line of rollers. 
Some distance further along there is a gap through the 
second roller. Returning almost opposite the spot 
where the first roller was flanked, the opening through 
the coral barrier is found. It is narrow, it is tortuous, it 
is beset with coral slabs and nag’s heads, and there are 
all sorts of difficulties in the way. Even when the reef 
itself is passed the trouble is not by any mans over. 
There is a dangerous tide rip which may drive the boat 
stern on and back into the narrow way. It is small 
wonder after all these dangers are passed the Samoan 
boatmen devoutly exclaim ‘‘Fa’afetai!’’ an expression of 
gratitude for their preservation in time of peril which 
long antedates the teachings of the missionaries. 

At Lotofanga there is another danger. The pass is 
straight and clear of all obstructions, but all this is found 
when once the traveler is within the pass. The difficulty 
comes in getting into the pass. Just outside its entrance 
there is a whirlpool forever gyrating. There is only one 
way to use the pass; that is to plunge boldly into the 
whirlpool and trust to luck. The closer the boat can be 
urged to the center or vortex the better the prospect of 
getting through and into the pass, which lies invitingly 
open beyond. A boat caught in the outer whirl will be 
spun down into the shallow depression and then spun 
out at the point of entrance. This must be repeated over 
and over until the crew have been able to urge the boat 
to the right spot. Then, when the sweep of the waters 
carries it out it will be found to be on the shoreward side 
and headed for the pass, through which it is shot with 
the speed of steam. Now, just one word about reefs 

_where there are no passes. It is a trifle annoying to 
meet such a reef, but it does not seriously interfere with 
the arrival of the traveler. It looks hard; it seems an 
impossibility to cross a sea reef on which great waves 
are breaking heavily. But it is done; the reef is jumped, 
and accidents are of rare occurrence. Selecting the 
most favorable spot, the Samoan captain urges his boat 
directly for it, timing himself so that he may come in 
just behind the crest of a great wave. When the wave 
combs and breaks ahead of him the crew leap out into the 
smother with their hands upon the gunwales, and as the 
wave ebbs they hold the boat up and ease it down on the 
coral. With the first flood of the next wave they leap 
in once more, only to leap out again at the right moment 
to secure the advantage thus gained. In this way they 
win over into the peaceful water within. 

All these picturesque annoyances of boat navigation 
are directly chargeable to the coral, which has a way of 
getting into the way of traffic. Coral has its good points. 
It is a pleasure to take a boat and float idly over the 
coral groves in the placid lagoon waters, to watch the 
rich colors with which every twig is tipped, to study the 
wide range of shapes in which these stone flowers grow. 
Coral is not an insect, nor is there any good basis for 
continuing its employment to point a moral. But when a 
man in a boat finds a rampart of coral to lie between the 
place where he is and the place where he would be, then 
he may be forgiven for thinking that the coral would be 
all the better if it did not have so many points, for ex- 
perience shows that one of the points of coral in a sea 
way will go through the skin of a boat as though it were 
tisste. . 

©  Luewe ra Pierce CauRcHILL. 





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Glatuyal Fjistory. 
Some Olympic Mammals. 


From Mr. O. G. Elliot’s “Catalogue of Mammals from 
the Olympic Mountains,” obtained in the expedition noted 
in our last issue, we take these paragraphs relating to 
some of the most interesting species. The Catalogue 
forms Publication 32 of the Field Columbian Museum. 


The “Whistler” (Arctomys olympus). 


This marmot is found in the higher altitudes of the 
Olympics, and was first seen by us between 4,000 and 
5,000ft. above the sea. It is especially plentiful in Mount 
Angeles, and is met with in small colonies throughout the 
range traversed by us. As soon as any intruder is sighted, 
the loud, shrill whistle of some sentinel perched upon a 
commanding rock is heard startling the lively echoes, and 
if in summer his yellow body discloses his whereabouts, as 
he sits upon his haunches watching the unwelcome visitor. 
The sound this species utters is exceedingly shrill and 
piercing, and gives to it the common name of “whistler,” 
and it often misleads one wandering among the cliffs, 
who imagines that some companion is calling to him, 
rather than that so powerful a whistle should be emitted 
by any small mammal. 


nis The Farmer (Haplodontia olympica). 


This peculiar little rodent is known to the settlers as 
the gehalis, mountain beaver and farmer, the last name 
being the one most commonly employed. Few have seen 
it, as it has secretive habits, and the fact that it rarely 
moves about much during the days gives but few oppor- 
tunities for observing its ways and mode of life. It keeps 
to wet and swampy places and near to small streams and 
mountain brooks, and makes its burrows in the banks. 
Sometimes, however, these are dug in the ground, in 
the midst of tall grasses growing densely together, and 
paths are trodden down connecting the various entrances 
to their underground homes. The muscles of the neck 
and jaws are very large and powerful, and they can 
bite with great force. The hinder part of the body is 
comparatively weak, and the hind feet are much more 
slender than the hands. The ribs also are slight and 
rather delicate, and the skeleton has the appearance of 
being rather too feeble to carry the large skull. While in 
the bushes or grass the movements of this animal appear 
to be exceedingly quick, as it would immediately disap- 
pear from view, yet those that I have seen in the open did 
not move with unusual rapidity, the heavy body and ex- 
ceedingly short legs being apparently decidedly opposed 
to any celerity of action. The most peculiar habit to 
which they are addicted, and which gives them their 
commonly accepted name of “farmer,” is that of making 
“hay.” ‘they usually dig their burrows in the vicinity of 
a water plant, apparently a kind of low-growing lily, and 
this they cut down in quantities and carry it near the 
mouths of their burorws, and spreading it out leave it to 
be dried by the sun, and when sufficiently cured it is 
drawn into the holes to serve either for food or bedding, 
perhaps both. Near our camp, in the vicinity of Happy 
Lake, was the resort of quite a colony of “farmers,” most 
of whom returned to the East with me. 

This animal has a most peculiar hand, admirably 
adapted for grasping. Near to an opposable thumb is a 
prominent, somewhat lengthened basal tubercle, and any 


object placed between this and the thumb is held very 
firmly. 





Wapit (Cesvus canadensis occidentalis). 


As much as we might wish that this fine animal should 
bear the name of the present Governor of New York, yet 
there can be no doubt that Smith described it more than 
seventy years ago (1. c.) under the name of occidentalis. 
There is a slight confusion where he speaks of the “tail 
long and dark,” but as he was describing the species from 
a drawing, this was most likely an error of the artist. 
The description of the horns, however, prove very con- 
clusively that it was a wapiti, and not a black-tailed deer 
(O. hermionus, Rafin), that he had portrayed before him, 
and the sketch he gives of the horn in the British 
Museum, pl. p. 94, with which those of the drawing were 
compared, and which he stated “corresponds perfectly,” 
shows that it was a species of wapiti and nothing else that 
he was a 

The antlers of this wapiti vary in size, shape, number 
of prongs, and the prescence of “cups” and palmation of 
the horn, in an extraordinary degree. The typical style, 
or what may be called such, of well-formed antlers can- 
not be distinguished from those of the Rocky Mountain 
wapiti, and this is the normal style. But there appears 
to be an inclination to wander from the type, so it is 
not uncommon to find antlers of most bizarre forms. 
These, however, are no indication that their bearers repre- 
sent distinct species, and one would be very unwise who 
should attempt to create one upon such an insecure 
foundation. Five bulls were killed by my party, all but 
one, old inhabitants of the Olympics, but the antlers of 
no one of them bore much resemblance to any of the 
others. Two of them, while belonging to very large bulls, 
had but five points on each horn, but these differed wide- 
ly in their general shape and extent of spread. The third 
pair were evenly branched, with a decided cup at the 
crown, surrounded by higher points. The brow tines, 
however, project almost directly forward, and were with- 
out the graceful upward curve seen in the typical style. 
These antlers had seventeen points. The fourth was a 
very extraordinary pair, being palmated from the burr 
for nearly the entire length of the beam. The antlers are 
heavy and massive, the tines being very long, and they 
also possessed seventeen points. have seen palmated 
antlers of wapiti in the Rocky Mountains, as greatly de- 
veloped as the majority of those found in the Olympics, 
but out of a very large number examined by myself, pro- 
cured in all sections of our country inhabited by wapiti, I 
have never seen an at all approaching the flattened 
spreading beams of this pair. The bull that carried them 
was a very old animal, and evidently of great pugnacity, 
for he was covered with wounds received in battle, some 
of which would probably have caused his death ulti- 


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the antlers, for any deviation from the typical style 
(which is that of the Rocky Mountain wapiti) must be 
considered accidental, we must turn to the animal itself, 
and what do we find. In nearly all seasons of the year, 
except winter, the color of the coat is apparentlpy in- 
distinguishable from that of the Rocky Mountain species, 
and I have seen a number of heads, killed in winter, that 
resembled precisely the Eastern animal, being in nowise 
any darker. But as a rule I believe in winter the head 
and neck of the Olympic wapiti, together with the legs, 
reaching to groin and rump, is black, varying in intensity 
and in a mixture of brown, among different individuals. 
This peculiar coloration I have never seen in the Eastern 
wapiti, and when in this pelage the Olymipic animal could 
be always readily recognizable. It is to be expected that 
all the animals inhabiting a country subjected to such 
an annual rainfall as is northwest Washington would 
be very dark in appearance, and this is almost universally 
the case, all colors being intensified, and it is not sur- 
prising that the wapiti should prove to be no exception to 
the rule, but assumes at certain seasons a partly black 
pelage. This coloring is practically the only character 
there is by which the wapiti of the Olympics and Rocky 
Mountains can be separated, and when it is absent the 
animals are indistinguishable from each other. 


Black-tail Deer (Odocoileus herminous). 


The true black-tail deer was the only species repre- 
sented in the mountains. Although signs were seen every 
day, the animals themselves did not appear to be very 
plentiful, considering the amount of ground we passed 
over, and even during the rutting season in September 
and October the bucks were not often seen. The summer 
coat of this deer is of quite a different color from any 
Eastern species, being of a more fiery hue, and looks 
very handsome when seen in the thickets, which, however, 
is not often, for in spite of the brilliancy of its coat the 
animal is not readily observed. Red and green being com- 
plementary colors assimilate and prevent the bright one 
from becoming too conspicuous. The black-tail has all 
the action of the Virginian deer, and never jumps with 
the rubber-ball motion of the mule deer, and in flight 
carries its tail well up. Its short legs do not permit it to 
stand high, and the body is chunky, and I imagine would 
weigh more than the average Virginia deer of the same 
size and age. About the settlements it is persistently 
hunted and its numbers have been much reduced in late 
years. 


Wildcat (Felis eufa fasciata). 


The wildcat is very numerous in the Olympics, and all 
that I saw were remarkable for the rich chestnut red 
color of their coat. Some specimens, notably the one I 
brought back with me, resembled mahogany in their 
coloring. It is a large animal for this form of lynx, and 
like all its tribe exceedingly savage. 


Black Bear (Ursus americanus). 


Blaek bear were very numerous in the mountains, and 
we mei with them, or evidence of their presence, con- 
tinually. We, however, only obtained two specimens, an 
old male and a cub. The animals were very shy, un- 
usually so, and cowardly, and would go off on a full run 
the moment any of us was sighted. They visit the 
streams when the salmon are running and become very 
fat on the fish they catch. There are no grizzlies in the 
Olympics, and only occasionally, as I was informed, is a 
cinnamon bear seen. It would be interesting to compare a 
series of the black bear of these mountains with one of 
their Eastern relatives and ascertain if there is any 
character for separating them. If the Louisiana and 
Florida bears are separable it would seem not unlikely 
that these animals, living in this remote corner of the 
United States, might also possess claims for distinctness. 
Mindful of the often wonderful individual variation there 
is seen in the skulls of nearly all species of mammals, it 
would not be safe to form an opinion on the specific 
status of the Olympic bear without having a number of 
specimens available to judge from. 


The Fisher (Mustela penanti pacifica). 


In certain parts of the mountains the fisher is not in- 
frequently met with. Two specimens were obtained—a 
male and female. The first was shot out of a tree, among 
the branches of which he had taken refuge; the other 
was caught in a trap. The female is much the darker of 
the two. The male is much more grizzled gray on the 
head and neck than the ordinary Eastern fisher, though I 
have a specimen in the museum from Wisconsin that is 
also rather remarkable for the extent of this same color- 
ing that it exhibits. This animal is exceedingly quick in 
all its movements. Although in the recesses of the 
Olympics, individuals are occasionally seen and sometimes 
shot or trapped, yet the fisher must regarded as a rare 
animal everywhere. 

Its fur is long, thick and glossy, and it is a beautiful 
creature. Sometimes an individual is taken nearly jet 
black, and such a specimen is regarded as a great prize. 
The tail is very long and bushy and adds much to the 
graceful appearance of the animal. Martins are not un- 
common in certain parts of the mountains, but we did 
not get any. 


The Red Squirrel. 


Tue red squirrel is no Ishmael. He is not a wanderer, 
for he loves his home, stays there and fights for and de- 
fends it. After the snows came I could always find him in 
the same big hemlock that was his hiding place through 
the fall. How often have I watched him—when the snow 
was deep in the forest and all other wild creatures, with 
the exception of the chickadees, under the cold and frosty 
hand of winter, silent—daintily picking his dinner of hem- 
lock cones; then, as he found himself observed, “sassing,” 
snickering and making faces at me with motions so full of 
pent-up energy. The whiteness of the snow, the dark 
green of the hemlock, the brown of the little cones on 
which he feeds, the bright winter sunshine and his own 
red coat shining amid it all, make up a picture that I for 
one would like to see once more. Truly I hope his shadow 
will never be less nor his numbers fewer. 

Pine TREE. 


FOREST AND STREAM. 


Game Bag and Gun. 


4 

A Deer and Turkey Hunt in 

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Mississippi. 

Jacxson County, Miss., June 9.—B. F. Pickett, G. H. 
Howze, S. D. Denny, O. H. Broun, L. M. Morris and 
the writer, of Jackson county, on the Gulf Coast of 
Mississippi, and Geo. E. Sage, from Mobile, have hunted 
in October and November of each year for deer and 
turkeys in the swamps on the headwaters of Pascagoula 
River, since 1882. We have a club house furnished with 
all the conveniences and comforts that are needed. Dur- 
ing the summer of 1898 the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas 
City Railroad had been built through our grounds, and a 
considerable town built around our camp. As this meant 
the ruin of our game preserve, we were anxious that all 
of the members of the club should be present at our last 
hunt. The quarantine and yellow fever scare had pre- 
vented all of us from joining in the hunt in the fall of 
1897. Again the scare of fever placed a quarantine by 
Alabama against Mississippi on Oct. 1, 1808. 

The writer being the originator of the hunts, and having 
more leisure time than the others, it devolved on him to 
make all arrangements of the hunt. Contrary to past ex- 
periences the month of October was cool for this latitude. 

I left my home on Monday, Oct. 17, with my wife, who 
was to stay at a friend’s, some two miles from our 
camp. We reached our destination about 9 o’clock that 
night. Tuesday morning broke clear with a trace of 
frost, which added greatly to our comfort. I spent the 
day in getting our provisions in camp and arranging 
everything for the hunt. That night Pickett, Howze, 
Broun, Denny and Morris came in; also Haywood, our 
colored cook; Henry, our driver, and Pomp, our handy 
man. 

I had found a flock of turkeys going to roost that even- 
ing, and we were to go there before daylight the next 
morning. Sage did not come, as quarantine prevented. 
At 10 o'clock we turned in with the alarm set at 4 o’clock. 

The next morning promptly the alarm went off and soon 
all were dressed, and after taking a cup of good coffee I 
took Pickett, Denny and Morris where I had seen the 
turkeys the evening before, while Broun took Howze to 
where he had seen a flock of turkeys go to roost. After I 
had placed my party around the pond where I had located 
the turkeys, I went to where I knew turkeys were usually 
found. Just as the birds were greeting the morning 
with their songs, I heard Pickett’s big gun go off, and soon 
a fine young gobbler flew down near me and a soft, low yeep 
brought him nearer me, and the first turkey was credited 
to my score, and going back where I had left the others, I 
found Pickett with a large four-point buck, which he ex- 
plained walked by him as he was sitting down by a tree 
waiting for turkeys to fly down. We were jubilant over 
our success, and soon had our game in camp, where we 
found Broun and Howze, who failed to get any game. 
After breakfast we sent a telegram to Sage, giving our 
success and urging him to come. The remainder of the 
morning was spent in an unsuccessful drive for deer. That 
evening we crossed the river and hunted in a big swamp. 
Morris and Henry each got a turkey, with two flocks 
located to return to early next morning. On returning to 
camp we found a telegram from Sage saying he would be 
with us next day. 

We retired at 10 o’clock that night with the alarm set 
for 4 o’clock next morning. At the appointed time we 
were up, and after getting our coffee we crossed the river 
and went to the place where the two flocks of turkeys were 
located, and with the coming of day the boom of guns 
was wafted out on the still frosty morning that told game 
was found. At 8 o’clock we were back in camp with the 
following score on turkeys: Denny 2, Morris 2, Broun 
1, Pomp 2 and the writer 1. We sent our game to friends 
in Mobile, and wired Sage the result, with an earnest 
wish for him to join us, which was answered the quaran- 
tine officers would not permit him to come, but would let 
him come to-morrow. We hunted for deer the balance 
of the morning, but failed to get any, although we started 
four. That evening we failed on turkeys. Friday morn- 
ing we got a fine buck, credited to Broun, and were back 
in camp by 10 o'clock, where we found S$ e, to the joy 
of all. While we were waiting for dinner, Pomp came in 
and reported that he had just seen a large buck run into a 
thick swamp near camp, and we decided while waiting 
for dinner we would try and get that deer. After directing 
our party where to stand, Broun and the writer took the 
dogs and carried them to where the deer was seen, and put 
them on his tracks, and we just then discovered the deer 
coming out, who, seeing us, turned back, but the dogs 
were in hot pursuit, and soon I saw him coming toward 
me, and a lucky shot with my 25-20 Marlin on the run 
laid the old fellow out. 

Denny left for home Saturday. We hunted for deer, 
and Broun killed a very large old buck, while Pomp killed 
three turkeys with my little Marlin while on a stand 
waiting for deer. 

Howze left us on Sunday, and we sent our turkeys and 
the hams of the venison home, except enough for our 
Sunday’s dinner. 

We spent Sunday in camp resting. 

Monday the following score was made on turkeys: 
Sage 3, and Broun, Pickett and the writer 1 each. Mon- 
day night Gaillard, of Mobile, Ala., and a former com- 
panion in some of our hunts, joined us. The writer had 
killed a turkey just at night Monday, and saw another 
gobbler go to roost in the swamp some two miles from 
camp. As Tuesday was to be the last day we were to 
hunt, and Gaillard had just come, it was the wish of all 
that he be given a chance to kill a turkey, and the 
surest chance was to go where the writer, had seen the 
gobbler go to roost. Tuesday morning. alarm went 
off at 4 o'clock, and the writer was ith the in- 
domitable Pickett, although sixty-two old, with 


him; but the balance of the bog were slow in arising, as 


we had company until 11 o’cl and when coffee was an- 
nounced, none were ready. After hurrying them a 
little, we got across the river, where we separated, the 
writer taking Gaillard, and as we parted from the others 
Pickett gave Gaillard his hand, : “Good-by, old 


fellow; .it is nearly daylight and you are a mile and a 


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half from where you have to go; and that long-legged fel- 
low [the writer] will make you run all the way, and as 
you are soft he will kill you.” 

The morning was cool and frosty, and we had to hurry 
to make the place where I had left the gobbler, but we got 
there just as the day was making its appearance, and 
not knowing the exact place where the turkey was, I took 
G. to a tree where I thought the turkey was and sat down 
to wait for more light, but on looking up over our heads I 
saw our turkey in the topmost branches of a tall cypress 
tree. I showed it to G., who fired one barrel at it sitting, 
and snapped the other at it flew off. The turkey was ap- 
parently untouched, but I listened, and heard it light 
heavily in a tree some 400yds. away, and soon a dull thud 
was heard. I knew the turkey was dead, but G. had 
not heard its fall, and was crestfallen at his failure to kill 
at such a fair chance, and was loath to believe the bird 
was dead. After hunting in the cane for some time, I 
found the turkey stone dead. Pickett’s, Morris’ and 
Broun’s guns were heard, and when we returned to 
camp the morning’s hunt stood: Morris 2, Pickett 1 and 
Gaillard 1. That evening Sage got one and the writer 
two turkeys. This ended our hunt. Squirrels and quail 
were not counted. C. H. Woop. 


Nova Scotia Game. 


IN his latest report as Secretary of the Game and Inland 
Fishery Protection Society, Mr. George Piers says: 


Moose and its Sale. 


Moose, our noblest game, are not diminishing, but, al- 
though there are numbers of these fine animals in Nova 
Scotia, it will require all the energy of the Society, as well 
as more funds, to keep them from the like fate of the tens 
of thousands of buffalo that were to be found but a few 
years ago on the western prairies, where now all that 
remains of them is a few bleached bones. If the sale of 
moose meat is not soon prohibited, this will be the case in 
Nova Scotia also. We must remember that hunters are 
increasing at the rate of two to one of moose. Formerly 
the sport of moose hunting was confined to the military, 
with a few exceptions. Now it is quite different, as al- 
most every man who is fond of an outing, and who gets 
a week or two’s holiday during the fall or winter, goes 
off for a moose hunt. Then there are increasing numbers 
of American sportsmen who come here annually for the 
above sport. Last, but not least, are the Indian and white 
poachers, who kill during the open season for the market, 
and before and after that time slaughter to supply the 
lumber and gold mining camps with fresh meat at 5 cents 
per pound. This is robbing the farmer, he not being 
able to sell a quarter of fresh beef to these camps, which 
he would undoubtedly do if the sale of moose and caribou 
were prohibited. I verily believe there are as many of 
these fine animals killed out of season as during the open 
period. Of course, people in general know nothing of this, 
as it is kept very quiet; and when the proprietors of the 
camps are prosecuted they swear that it was ox beef that 
they purchased. No doubt the poachers sell it as such, but 
Mr. Lumberman knows better, and it is only his way of 
cheating the devil. The Game Society has had positive 
proof of this having been done. 

I received a letter a few days ago from the mayor of 
Truro, asking the Society to use its influence in securing 
a law prohibiting the sale of moose and caribou meat. 
He stated that one butcher in Truro had sold twenty-one 
carcasses of moose last fall and in the early part of the 
winter, besides what others had disposed of. I continually 
receive letters such as the above from different parts of 
the Province. I have to answer that it would be useless 
for the Game Society to ask the Legislature to pass such 
an act, as am aware that a number of the 
members are of the opinion that the game laws are 
only made for the convenience of a few city sportsmen. ‘If 
the sale of moose and caribou meat were stopped, every 
poor settler could kill a moose when hard pressed for fresh 
meat, and would not have to leave his home for a week in 
order to do so; because, as soon as the. poachers found 
that they could not sell the meat, they would cease from 
their unlawful work; and the moose, not being continu- 
ally harassed, would become comparatively tame, and 
would yard within a mile or two of the farms, as they used 
to half a century ago. Then sportsmen did not have to 
go long distances to kill all the moose they desired, as 
there were plenty in the vicinity of Nine Mile River, Ham- 
monds Plains, Guysboro Road, Mount Uniacke, etc. The 
same could be said of other counties also, as well as of 
Halifax. If this game were not marketable, they would, 
in a very few years, again become as plentiful as of old. 
Not many years ago, at Walton, Hants county, there were 
only four or five moose in the whole district, owing to 
rope, dogs, and the gun, used at all times of the year. An 
agent was appointed, and as a result of his first search 
for snares he sent me nineteen, and before the season 
closed I received ten more. I have not heard of a snare 
having been set there since that time. Our agent reported 
ten moose having been shot during the year 1808. 


Caribou and Deer. 


I do not know whether the caribou are moving this way 
or not, but there have been more seen this year than for 
many previous years. A small herd was seen near the 
Guysboro Road, about twenty-five miles from Dartmouth, 
where they had not been observed for fifty years. They 
were also reported as having put in an appearance ‘in 
other sections of the Province. 

‘Judging from the reports that I have received, the red 
deer are doing well, considering the small number put 
out. One of the two that were set at large at Harrietsfield 
last year was shot at French Village. The three men 
who took part in the killing of it were prosecuted and fined 


$50 each and costs. 


I cannot say much about the pheasants, as I was not 
shooting last autumn near the places where they were put 
down. However, I saw a fine cock not far from our ex- 
hibition grounds in October, and often hear of them from 
the country people. Mr. R. Bishop, of Beechville, Halifax 


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think that they increase as fast as t should do. Mr. 
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chicks, some of which he set at large, and others he 
kept inclosed. In 1808 he had two fine broods, both of 
which, however, were accidentally killed. :Mr. Wallace 
continually hears of farmers; living in the neighborhood 
where the pheasants were put out, having seen them, and 
an ie every reason to believe that the birds are doing 
well. 

The sharp-tailed grouse imported by Mr. E. Longard 
have increased wonderfully. Now that it has been satis- 
factorily proved that these birds are well adapted to our 
climate, and that they feed on precisely the same food as 
our ruffed grouse, the Game Society should lose no time 
in procuring a number to be put out early next spring. 
If the Society cannot import them, let the sportsmen do so 
by subscription. 


Native Birds. 


The three years’ close season for partridges has been 
generally welcomed, and has been well observed in the city 
and throughout the Province. I have not heard of any 
birds having been offered for sale in the city. Several of 
the leading victualers told me they had not seen a single 
partridge this season. There have been a few violations of 
the law in different parts of the country, but in most 
cases the guilty parties have had to pay dearly for their 
sport, as well as those who purchased the birds. No doubt 
numbers have been killed in snares, but that will be the 
case as long as rabbit snaring is allowed, the wire being 
much’ more destructive to the partridges than the gun is. 
Owing to the close season, the birds have had opportunity 
to multiply, and they have done so notwithstanding the 
unprecedentedly wet spring and summer. I have had 
several complaints from different parts of the country, to. 
the effect that the partridges injure the apple trees by 
feeding on the buds. I am aware that they feed largely 
on the apple leaves late in the fall, but cannot understand 
how it is that they injure the bearing of the trees, as it is a 
well-known fact that apple trees growing near the woods 


- and in coverts, where they are never pruned or other- 


wise cared for, are always well laden with fruit; and 
these are the trees, if any, that would be most injured by 
the partridges. I am, therefore, inclined to think that the 
birds have been blamed undeservedly. 

There was good promise of woodcock in the early spring 
and summer, but before the season opened for shooting 
them the majority had taken their departure, and so the 
bags made were very small. 

Snipe were scattered in numbers all over the country, 
and were to be found on the high grounds, as well as in 
the low, owing to the very wet weather that prevailed 
from spring to fall. 


In the Rockies.—V. 


“A poor sequestered stag, 
That from the hunter’s aim had 'ta’en a hurt, 
Did come to languish.” 
—As You Like It. 

One such night sufficed to dishearten Dan, and when 
I set out the following evening upon another nocturnal 
vigil, he characterized my persistency as pure “cussed- 
ness.” Again I spent the night upon the lake in vain, 
although I found in the morning that the moose had 
again visited its shores. 

I know that some sportsmen would never have wasted 
so much time looking for their game, but with birch-bark 
horn would have decoyed him to his fate and long ere 
this have dipped their facile pens in his blood. But some- 
how I never found in the Rockies a man who had mas- 
tered the idioms of the moose tongue. I am constrained 
to believe that the moose of the North Woods possesses 
a guileless and confiding dispositiion entirely foreign to 
his brother of the Rockies, who seems to have such a 
sensitive regard for the solecisms of grammar and the 
errors of pronunciation committed by the most accom- 
plished caller as to turn a deaf ear to the voice of the 
charmer, charm he never so wisely. 

Another favorite method of killing the moose in print, 
and which has been graphically portrayed by Frost in one 
of his inimitable hunting scenes, is to cruise down upon 
him in a canoe, while he is feeding on a dark night, and 
flash the jack light upon him and kill him while he 
accommodatingly stands in the glare of the lantern. At 
least, that is my information. My experience is that he 
retires with precipitate haste, night or day, at the ap- 
proach of tie enemy. The insuperable objection to this 
ingenious method is that the Rocky Mountain moose 
can see a great deal better at night than a man, and with 
a perversity that is discouraging refuses to wait while 
you paddle down within the very short range essential 
to kill him by lamp-light. I imagine an electric search- 
light such as our war ships use would alone be adequate 
to this task. I was denied the pleasure of bagging my 
moose in any such romantic manner, but only did so by 
pure accident, after abandoning the attempt in defeat. 

The moose possesses in a measure the homing instinct. 
Unlike that cervine tramp, the caribou, whose comings 
and goings are a mystery, where all signs and prophets 
fail, and who, with no guide but the caprice of the mo- 
ment, is on the mountains to-day, in the valley to-morrow, 
the moose shows a fondness for a fixed locality. In this re- 
spect the hunter has a decided advantage. Locating 
pretty accurately by the sign the general direction in 
which he.came and went, I determined at last to hunt 
him where, high on the mountain side, he dozed away 
the day, and for the first time in several nights I went to 
sleep in camp. 

The great Dipper had turned its circle in the northern 
sky and the morning star glittered blue above the snowy 
summits when I awoke. The great log heap that burned 
so fiercely when I went to sleep was now reduced to a 

ile of smoldering embers, and the haunch of venison that 
ete over it had slowly cooked through the night, basted 
brown in its own oozing juices. I was the first awake, 
and put the coffee pot on the coals, and when I came 
back from the lake after ee my ablutions it was 
boiling. With the fragrant mocha I washed down a 
hunks of juicy venison slashed off the haunch, which, as 
usual, was barbecued to satisfy ~~ taste, from being 
burned black on one side, thr r 
ness to blood raw on the other. I started before day while 
the others were still Pushing out upon the black 


water, I wielded the paddle, and soon the camp-fire was 
reduced to a tiny point of flame in the darkness behind 


the degrees of rare-. 


me. Somewhere in the blackness before me there was 
a sudden splash, and then the hiss of wings whose tips 
touched the surface as a flock of wildfowl skittered along 
the water before me. 

The paleness of the dawn was slowly spreading as the 
prow ran rustlingly into the reeds and beached at the 
flat. It grew rapidly lighter as I paced the shore, and at 
last found what I was searching for—the fresh trail of 
the big moose. It led away in the same general direc- 
tion, but an Indian could not have carried it after it 
struck up the mountain side, leaving no trace on the 
hard ground and over the rocks. 

Carefully and cautiously I hunted all that mountain 
side, pausing to sweep all within range with my glasses 
at frequent intervals, and working my way upward, grad- 
ually higher and higher, hour after hour. At last I came 
out upon the open meadow above the timber line. Above 
that were the bare rocks and snow fields. It was after 
noon, and tired, hungry and thoroughly discouraged, I 
sat down and ate my lunch. The way in which that 
moose usurped the prerogative of ghosts was discourag- 
ing. He had vanished as if by magic. I was ready to 
give up the hunt. 

I rested and ate my lunch, and afterward felt refreshed 
but thirsty. I could not recall having lately passed a 
spring, and with my glasses I swept the mountain side 
in vain for the shimmer of water. My glasses rested idly 
upon a short, bare ridge, or hog-back, that put out lat- 
erally from the mountain side like a bastion. I remem- 
bered that just beyond it was a little basin scooped out 
of the mountain side, and shut in between it and the 
ridge. In the basin there was a little copse of aspens 
perhaps 1ooyds. across. I had not gone through the 
copse, but skirted around it to avoid climbing the steep 
ridge: but I was satisfied there must be a spring some- 
where to support the growth of aspens. The ridge and 
mountain side about it were rocky and nude of vegeta- 
tion. 

I walked over to the abutting ridge and looked down 
into the little cove below me. The rocky sides, in their 
cold grayness, offered a marked contrast to the verdure 
of the copse at the bottom of the basin. Peering into 
its recesses, I finally discovered its central well spring, 
fed from the melting snows on the summits above, clear 
and cold, with watercresses about its margin, and the 
blue of the sky mirrored within. 

I took one step toward it, and stopped. I thought I 
detected a movement in the edge of the aspens beside the 
spring. It was probably a porcupine or a fool-hen, or 
something else equally insignificant, but in the moun- 
tains every movement excites the suspicion of the hunter, 
and I focused my glasses upon it. Under their mag- 
nifying power I could see the rough carnelian, and jasper 
pebbles which surrounded the margin of the spring, and 
just within the edge of the brush one broad, palmated 
antler was clearly visible, while through the concealing 
aspens I descried an indistinguishable bulk, so closely 
assimilating the color of the yellow foliage above and the 
bunch grass about it that the outlines were indeter- 
minate. 


The moose had allowed me to pass within tooyds. as 
I came up the mountain, and although I am now satisfied 
he saw me again upon my first reappearance, he lay all 
the closer, hugging equally tight the ground and the de- 
lusion that he was undiscovered. 

I started back in the surprise of this discovery, and 
dropped behind the ridge. Running quickly along its 
side to a point about opposite, and closer to the game, 
I slowly and cautiously peered over the bare ridge. 
Through the concealing brush I saw vaguely that his 
head was ‘lifted, striving for sight or scent, and knew 
then that he had seen me. The next moment, before I 
could bring the rifle to bear, he sprang up and plunged 
into the engulfing aspens. I had but a fleeting, discon- 
certing glimpse of a great, yellowish body and a pair of 
immense, palmated antlers. Oh! for another glimpse. 
I sprang to my feet, and started to fire into the swaying 
bushes which betrayed his progress, my anxiety almost 
amounting to buck ague. But I had sense enough left to 
see that in my excitement I was about to lose my nerve, 
and that the moose could not leave that copse without 
giving me a fair shot in the open, and I deliberately 
dropped on one knee to steady myself. 

The next moment the big bull broke cover at the head 
of the copse, and bounded lightly up the declivity, his 
head held high, looking sidewise at me, and his huge 
antlers balanced back over his hips. The spectacle 
steeled my nerves. The rifle came to my shoulder, the 
sight through the buck-horn notch showed fine on his 
shoulder, and I touched the trigger. 

At the crack of the rifle he performed a very strange 
and disconcerting evolution, and quick as I was at work- 
ing the lever, I was unable to give him another shot. He 
reared up with his front feet, and whirling completely 
around on his hind legs, dived sidewise head foremost 
back into the aspens, with a peculiar grunting bark, not 
unlike that of a dog, the only sound I ever heard from 
a moose, and a most singular one for such a large animal. 
Very foolishly I sprang up in the excitement of the mo- 
ment, and started down the steep slope, satisfied that he 
was down, but the next instant I stopped as suddenly as 
if stricken with paralysis, as I saw the bull again break 
from the brush and again strike up the hill, but this time 
straight toward me. It was an unexpected movement, 
and for a moment rattled me, and I fired off-hand. He 
stopped at the shot, and stood with his head down, his 
broad, shovel-like antlers sweeping back and completely 
covering the neck and shoulders, the long hair on his 
spine erect and bristling. It was an uncouth attitude for 
the most uncouth beast in the world, and resembled noth- 
ing I had ever seen or imagined. I paused, irresolute, 


‘and it was well, for the big antlers protected the body, 


and the great, bladder-like nose protected the brain. 

I am satisfied that the bull never designed charging 
me, but was completely staggered by the first shot, 
which, instead of striking the shoulder, as I intended, was 
placed too far back for a vital point. Had the bullet 
been a solid ball instead of the express, with its terrible 
shocking power, it would never have stopped him. There 
are few animals that can stand up before that fearful 
shock of the express, and it had completely staggered the 
bull, who, upon plunging to his feet again, sprang for- 
ward the way he was headed, straight toward me. My 


second shot missed him, but it stopped him as I have 
said, and for a moment he stood as dazed. I had dropped 
and rested my elbow on my knee, and now as he 
wheeled I fired again at his shoulder, the most deadly 
shot for any species of big game. This time the builet 
found its mark, and his long brown legs, shapely and 
strong as steel, shook, and for the first time failed to 
sustain the great weight they had so lightly carried over 
mountain and vale, through deepest snow and most 
treacherous bog, and slowly the big moose sank to the 
earth. For a few moments I stood with the rifle at 
ready, but this time the monarch of the mountains had 
gone down never to rise again. 
Francis J. HaGan. 
[TO BE CONCLUDED. ] 


A Memory of Scouting Days. 


WE were camped on the South Saskatchewan, and 
had been eating canned corned beef, pork and very hard 
biscuit for much too long a period, when one fine morn- 
ing the adjutant announced that last night’s pickets 
had seen a herd of antelope feeding below the bluffs at 
the west end of the long valley which marks the river's 
course. The scouts attached to my little force had fre- 
quently assured me that we were in the enemy’s country, 
and that officers and men who prized their scalps should 
avoid straggling; but as the country on our side cf tiie 
river was flat as a pancake, and the enemy being ap- 
parently of a very retiring character, I was not much 
disturbed by these warnings, although I had all along 
taken the usual precautions incidental to Indian warfare. 

Two things were always apparent to me, when I talked 
to the natives of that healthy country, the first being that 
they lied naturally and without effort, and for the rest 
regarded infantry soldiers as being little more useful to 
wipe out Indians than a Sunday-school picnic. 

However, mentally I was already feasting on antelope 
steak, and I noticed that my servant, who had got no 
orders, was busy oiling my Winchester, having evidently 
made up his mind as to the proper course of action. 

After the usual uninviting breakfast, I was soon astride 
of my stanch little Indian pony and riding rapidly up 
the valley to a point a little over three miles from the 
camp. From here I swept the curve beyond with my 
field glasses, and presently made out three antelope 
close to the bluff and feeding up wind toward me. By 
making a detour along the bank of the river, I was able 
to advance half a mile under cover, and soon was within 
less than that distance from my graceful little friends. 
Here I halted, unslung my rifle, dismounted, and care- 
fully took in the situation. Behind me was the swift- 
flowing stream; gooyds. in front rose the bluff, presenting 
in most places an insurmountable barrier, while tur 
many miles east and west stretched a prairie of short 
grass, smooth and firm as a racecourse. My time had 
come; and as I tightened Billy’s girths that good little 
beast seemed to say, “Come on, master; I’ll help you 
all I can.” I rode for the first 200yds. at a sharp gal- 
lop, heading obliquely for the antelope, which did not 
see me until I was within rather less than Sooyds. Ags 
they started up wind their first bolt brought them rather 
nearer to me, and the bluff barred all chanccs of flighe 
to the southward. I was now advancing at a break-neck 
pace, and soon I would reach the nearest point I could 
hope for. Already I was within long range; but the 
sights were set at 200yds, and Billy’s pace was rapidly 
bearing me to that crested range. It was an anxious 
time, and I was not unmindful of the possibility of 
pecans holes, though so far the ground had been per- 

ect. 

Dashing through some light sage brush, I halted and 
fired my first shot out of the saddle. That time I think 
I hit the bluff, for neither Billy nor his rider was quite 
at his steadiest. 

Then I dismounted, and my second bullet seemed to 
have no other effect than to increase the already frantic 
speed of the antelope. 

Almost as I pressed the trigger for the third time I 
was keenly conscious that only two antelope were forg- 
ing madly ahead, and my next sensation was the un- 
comfortable one of trying to explode an empty car- 
tridge at the fast diminishing form of the one healthy ani- 
mal remaining. I had exhausted my magazine. At this 
stage I patted Billy and lit my pipe. The first antelope 
was dead, shot just behind the heart. The second, with 
a broken shoulder, was rather feebly making a painful 
journey up a dry watercourse forming a slight ravine 
in the bluff. Even here the path was nearly per- 
pendicular; but reloading, I leisurely made my way to 
where the poor beast had disappeared, knowing well that 
its wound and the discouraging geography of the country 
would render its journey a short one. It was the work 
of a moment to cut the dead antelope’s throat, and then 
began such a climb that even at this date I recall it with 
something like a shudder. -Some scrub helped me a bit, 
and in about twenty minutes I found I had climbed at 
least 1oyds. A few steps further brought me in sight of 
the wounded antelope’s head and neck rising just above 
some boulders, and here, for all purposes of ascent, the 
ravine ended. The animal was not more than 15yds. 
from me, and a bullet through its head mercifully placed 
it beyond sensation. For some time I despaired of get- 
ting its body back to the plain, but after more than an 
hour’s tedious exertion this task was at last accom- 
plished. 

The gentle readers of Forest AND StREAM will no 
doubt regard me as inordinately bloodthirsty and greedy 
when I say that my first reflection on reaching my horse 
was that with a little better management that third an- 
telope might also have been harvested; but perhaps this 
thought will be tempered by the fact that far down the 
valley there waited-for me nearly a hundred hungry men, 
to whom fresh meat was fast becoming only a memory. 

RIDEAU. 

Orrawa, Canada, June 19, 


” The Teton Guides. 


Jackson, Wyoming, June 20.—Editor Forest and 
Stream: At the last meeting of the Teton Guides’ As- 
sociation Mr. William Wells, of Wells P. O., Wyoming, 
was unanimously selected a vice-president therein. 

W. L. Stmpson. 
































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“Exterminatory Peregrinations.” 


New York, June 24.—Editor Forest and Stream: Just 
a word to Didymus in response to his elongated if not 
symmetrical letter in the last issue of FoREST AND 
StreaM. If vituperaton were sound argument Didymus 
would have the best of it, and his chaste simile of the 
mud geyser would suggest an application which he never 
intended. 

In a certain book, with which Didymus may or may 
not be familiar, these terse words occur: “Let him who 
is without sin among you cast the first stone.” For the 
benefit of those who have listened to the virtuous howls 
of Didymus over the slaughter of game, let me quote 
from a letter of the anonymous gentleman himself which 
appeared in Forrest AND STREAM June 10, entitled, “The 
Wild Pigeon.” Mark the consistency of this man who 
sheds crocodile tears over a dead alligator and whom 
the smoking out of a possum throws into convulsions: 
“The pigeons were flying over in such vast numbers that 
people got so tired of them that it was difficult to give 
them away, so my friend and I stopped shooting them. 
They flew very low, and on the glorious Fourth we 
thought we’d make our powder do double duty; so we 
took our chairs out under a tree and shot single ones out 
of the flocks as they passed over. By noon we had 
dropped about 100, and as we found it difficult to give 
them away we quit the business.” 

Virtuous Didymus! O rare and sportsmanlike Didy- 
mus! You dip your pen in gall to write of a man who 
took shots at coots and cormorants with a rifle from a 
boat going fifteen miles an hour; but your gentle and 
sensitive spirit suffered you to kill pigeons by the hun- 
dred when “they flew very low” over your back yard; and 
with a scatter gun at that! Verily, Didymus, we could 
not spare you. There is in you a vein of humor entirely 
unsuspected by yourself. Write more and oftener, Didy- 
mus, of “the attitude we have taken in Florida toward 
game butchers.” Tell us again, in your classic and inim- 
itable way, of “the killing of plumed birds” (when they 
fly very low)! Let your fervid imagination run riot, and 
quote again, as only you have the right to quote: “We 
shot a few of them merely for pastime.” Didymus, life 
can never be dull and insipid so long as we have you 
with us, and if only you would write a book our cup of 
joy would be full. You are entitled to the first prize. 
O, Didymus, as the most unique of game protectors, and 
I hope the L. A. S. will recognize your merits and, 
through its president, send you that prize in the form of a 
“pigeon-blood ruby.” ArTHUR F. RICE. 


[We print Mr. Rice’s rejoinder, in conformity with our 
rule to give both sides; but it would not profit to have 
this correspondence prolonged by a discussion of the new 
issue he introduces, as to wild pigeon shooting. In the 
wild pigeon notes referred to, our correspondent, Didy- 
mus, related that in the days of the birds’ abundance he 
and a friend had shot 100 (or 50 each) on a Fourth of 
July morning, and then had stopped because they could 
not make use of any more of the game. This was in 
every way proper; in fact the spirit of temperance and 
good sportsmanship which controlled these shcoters was, 
if anything, in advance of their day. Had all those who 
pursued the wild pigeon then and afterward been con- 
trolled by a like rule we should possibly have had the 
bird with us still. But to discuss the killing of game birds 
when the game which is taken is used for food, would 
have no bearing on the subject which has been under 
discussion, namely, the indiscriminate shooting of wild 
creatures to gratify a morbid satisfaction in wounding, 
maiming or killing them, without regard to whether they 
are game or not, or whether they are utilized or wasted. 
We may as well straighten this out once for all. The 
shooting of wild pigeons for food is one thing; the shoot 
ing of “blue herons, white egrets, blue and white ibeses, 
ducks, cormorants, coot, etc.,” from a moving steamer 
and leaving them to rot, is quite another thing. To con- 
found them is to befog the issue. Mr. Rice evidently does 
not perceive the distinction which exists here; but his 
concluding paragraph is not for that reason any the less 
illogical and irrelevant. 

The Forest AND STREAM does not make itself a vehicle 
for vituperation. That the letters of our Florida corre- 
spondent in our issues of June 10 and 24 had to do with 
what he termed the “exterminatory peregrinations” of 
Mr. Geo. O. Shields in Florida, was, as he explained, due 
to the circumstances that Mr. Shields had left in his 
book “Hunting in the Great West” a disgusting account 
of his Florida butchery; the letters did thus have a 
personal application; but no candid reader can find in 
them anything of “vituperation” nor anything suggestive 
of a “pen dipped in gall,” to warrant Mr. Rice’s use of 
these terms. On the contrary, a review of what our St. 
Augustine correspondent wrote will show that in handling 
an unpleasant theme he neither compromised his own 
dignity nor sacrificed that good taste which should always 
characterize a sportsmen’s discussion. ] 


Rhode Island Game Commission. 


Provipence, R. I., June 24.—Editor Forest and Stream: 
Our Legislature enacted Senator Reiner’s game commis- 
sion bill, which reads: 

“Section 1. The Governor shall, in the month of June, 
1899, and every three years thereafter, appoint five Com- 
missioners to serve without compensation, one from each 
county in the State, to be known as Commissioners of 
Birds, who shall hold office for three years, or until their 
successors are appointed. 

“Sec. 2. The Commissioners of Birds shall protect 
birds throughout the State, and shall prosecute every 
person that shall violate any of the laws of this State 
relating to birds. Whenever complaint is made by said 
Commissioners, or either of them, or by their deputies, of 
any violation of any of the laws of this State relating to 
birds, they shall not be required, either by themselves or 
by their deputies, to furnish surety for costs, or be liable 
for costs on such complaint. 

‘ “Sec. 3. Said Commissioners in their discretion may 
appoint deputies not to exceed five in number in any 
county, and shall issue commissions under their hands to 
said deputies empowering them to execute the duties of 
such , and shall veonee the names of said deputies with 
the Secretary of State. It shall be the duty of every Com- 





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missioner and deputy to enforce the laws of this State 
relating to birds, and they shall have power to arrest, 
without warrant, every person whom they shall find pur- 
suing with intent to Gill taking or killing birds, or who 
shall have birds in his possession contrary to the laws 
of this State relating to birds. Provided, that any person 
so arrested without warrant shall not be detained longer 
than twelve hours. 

“Sec. 4. Any Commissioner or deputy may seize, with- 
out warrant, any bird found in the possession of any 
person, at any time when the killing of such birds is pro- 
hibited by law.” 

The Governor has named as Commissioners under the 
act: For Providence county, Dr. Fenner H, Peckham, 
Jr., of this city; Kent county, Thomas W. Penney; Wash- 
ington county, Dr. E. R. Lewis; Bristol county, William 
H. Thayer; Newport county, A. O’D. Taylor. 


The National Park. 


Mamm™otH Hor Sprines, Yellowstone National Park, 
June 21.—Editor Forest and Stream: We had several 
warm days, and now everything is afloat in parts of the 
Park. The Yellowstone had reached high water mark 
at Gardiner without much assistance from the Upper 
River. The Yellowstone Lake is not full yet, although it 
is pretty clear of ice. There is ice in the bays and shel- 
tered coves. Mr. M. W. Pettigrew, U. S. Commissioner 
in Jackson’s Hole, who has resided there for six years, 
informs me that the past has been a very easy winter in 
that section. At no time was the snow deep; from 1 to 
2ft. was the average. A horse could be used all winter 
in traveling about the Hole. He says there was so little 
snow that the elk remained well back in the hills and 
mountains, very few coming down to the valley; and that 
very few died, none from starvation. He came up as far 
as he could horseback, a mile or so north of Crawfish 
Creek, then took it afoot over the snow, which he found 
from 5 to 6ft. deep through the timber, until he got to the 
crossing of Lewis Creek below Aster Creek. From there 
on there was but little snow, except in drifts. Lewis 
— was frozen over yet; this was on the 18th day of 

une. 

The soldiers at the Snake River Station report having 
seen several moose, two cows with two calves each; and 
the two buffalo bulls were often seen. The past has been 
the mildest winter known in the Hole for years. Some 
of the 300 settlers there think the mild weather is caused 
by the settlement of the country. The Union Pass has 
been open to travel for three weeks. Teton Pass has 
been used all winter, not having been closed once to 
travel. Mr. Pettigrew estimates the number of elk in 
that country (south of the Park) as close to 20,000. All 
the antelope go out of the Hole early in the season (in 
October) and come back every spring as soon as the snow 
will hold them up. Every year less come back than go 
out. This year Mr. Fettigrew thinks possibly 5,000 may 
return. I have my doubts about that number getting 
back. Deer remain in the Hole and did very well the 
past winter. 

The high water in the Yellowstone is carrying off some 
of the dead elk from the Park. Now and then the car- 
cass of an elk or other animal has been seen floating down 
the river past Gardiner. 

To-day the baggage of the two troops of the Fourth 
Cavalry was sent to Cinnabar, where the troop are to 
take a train for San Francisco by Friday or Saturday 
for Manila. Travel commenced on the 14th inst. 

E. Horer. 


CHICAGO AND THE WEST. 


Death of G. M. Holt. 


Cuicaco, Ll., June 21.—A very sad affair ocurred last 
night in this city, which leaves vacant the place of one 
of the most popular and best-known figures in the sport- 
ing goods trade of the West. Mr. Granville M. Holt, 
for many years the manager of the sporting goods de- 
partment of Montgomery Ward & Co., died by his own 
hand at his residence, 5316 Lexington avenue, this city, 
under the final stress of an attack of insanity which had 
been impending for months, perhaps years. For a long 
time Mr. Holt had been in bad health, and his employers 
and business associates had noticed increasing mental 
aberration. Most faithful to his duty, he declined the 
vacation offered and indeed urged upon him by his house 
and held to his work. A bluff, big, gruff-spoken, kind- 
hearted man,, there are few department managers who 
have a better reputation or who had a wider circle of 
friends. 








Illinois Birds, 


The new Illinois game law goes into effect July 1, and 
the State legal department has ruled that it is not in any 
sense retroactive. and hence will not affect the property 
rights in song birds taken or purchased legally prior to 
that date. Local birds dealers have been somewhat dis- 
turbed Over a rumor that they would be brought into 
trouble over birds bought in the course of trade hith- 
erto. The war on our native birds will, however, have to 
be stopped after date of July 1. 


From Chicago. 

Chicago business men are known all over the world for 
energy and progressive methods, and this city has fur- 
nished hustlers for a great many big concerns East and 
West. Our former Chicago shooter, Mr. C. E. Willard, 
was called East for a connection of some years with the 


‘ Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, an 


only recently severed his relations with that large house 
to form others in the city of New York. Mr. Willard’s 
card shows him to be now general sales agent of the 
International Smokeless Powder and Dynamite Com- 
pany, of New York city. The powder people have se- 
cured a good man. As Mr. Willard is to make an early 
trip West, I presume he will tell his Western friends all 
about what he is doing in the matter of popularizing a 


Bass. 


It seems likely that the bass fishing season this sum- 
mer will be very short. The spring was very slow and 
backward, and now hot weather has come with a rush. 


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[Jury 1, 1899. 


It will not be long before the bass quit feeding in the 
shallow water and retire to the deep water, where it is 
hard to induce them to bite. Seeing that the sport is 
now about as good as it is apt to be, the Chicago anglers 
are improving the shining hours of late June in bait-cast- 
ing for the big-mouths. Nothing very startling trans- 
pires as yet this week in the way of weights, but I learn 
there has been very generally good success in the Fox 
Lake chain and waters of lower Wisconsin. 


E. Hovues. 
480 Caxton Buritpinc, Chicago, III. 


Mongolian Pheasants in Obio. 

MANSFIELD, O., June 14.—Editor Forest and Stream: I 
have seen many articles in Forest AND STREAM that 
et me the impression that Mongolian pheasants are 

ard to raise. On the contrary, my short experience 
with them has been very satisfactory. We were presented 
with eight birds from the State hatchery last fall, and 
succeeded in keeping them through the winter, with 
the loss of only one. This spring, as soon as the four 
hens commenced to lay, I secured domestic hens and set 
four with from twelve to sixteen eggs apiece. I have 
twenty-five chicks now. Half of them are a month old 
and are almost as large as quail. Eight got out through 
the wire netting around the cage, but the rest have never 
shown the least sign of sickness, and are as active and 
pretty as can be. 

The State turned out a great number of pheasants 
throughout the different counties last fall, but I cannot 
say for my part how they stood the hard winter. I 
should think they ought to be kept shut up the first 
winter, and then turned out the following spring. Then 
they would have the summer before them to learn to 
hustle for themselves. I hope the time will come that 
I can bring home a mixed bag of quail and pheasants. 
I know they will get along together in my coat pocket 
without quarreling after they are dead; but the question 
is will they do as well in life. They have more good 
points in their favor than the carp or English sparrows, 
so I guess there is nothing to fear and lots to be 
thankful for if the State is successful in introducing them. 


Pheasants in Tennessee. 

Tue Cepars, Shelby County, Tenn., June 20.—Editor 
Forest and Stream: You will probably recollect my call- 
ing on you in February last and our talking over old times 
and the discussion we had on English pheasants and sky- 
larks. That conversation induced me to make arrange- 
ments for taking a hand at the pheasants, and I had sent 
to me fifty eggs, forty-six of which reached me in good 
condition. I placed them under two hens—one a game and 
the other a common fowl. These eggs came over a thou- 
sand miles, and I was perfectly astonished to have forty- 
one strong, healthy young pheasants hatched, forty of 
which are still living. They are over two weeks old and 
are commencing to fly a little. I am now making my 
arrangements for breeding and preserving them on my 
1,300-acre farm, which is well adapted for the purpose, 
having a few small coverts of several acres each, close 
to the house, that stands in about the center of my 
estate. EpMUND ORGILL. 


Eastern Massachusetts. 


Danvers, Mass., June 23.—Editor Forest and Stream: 
We had a social shoot at our gun club range on the 17th, 
and the genial Dr. Niles was high man, with 18 out of 20. 
When he gets after them with his Remington we have to 
look out for our scalps. The foxes have been living 
high on the Middleton poultry, and the farmers have 
been going for them tooth and nail, tracking the old ones 
to their dens and digging out the young ones and killing 
them. It is causing dismay with our fox hunters. Capt. 
Martin, a fox hunter and poultry raiser, says he would not 
dig one out if they were to eat up all his hens. He may 
be overstating himself, but he is enthusiastic over his 
only - sport. 

Mr. John Wallace it is reported killed an opossum yes- 
terday with a stone, the first one I have heard of in this 
vicinity. Think a person with a good coon dog could get 
animals up in Middleton and adjoining Andover woods 
this fall. We don’t have any dogs trained to trail and 
tree them in this country. 

They are catching more pickerel in Ipswich River 
than for many years. One fisherman had an otter come 
out on the bank where he was sitting within 15ft. of 
him. By the way, where is our old friend Fred Mather? 
Has the earth or sea swallowed him up? He has made 
hosts of friends through the Forest anp Stream, and it 
seems as if half of the paper were missing with him out. 
Stir him up in his wild West home and tell him we want 
to hear from him. Joun W. Bassirt. 


Baltimore Game Sale Cases. 


Tue Maryland Court of Appeals has rendered its de- 
cision in the Baltimore game selling cases. The Balti- 
more Sun correspondent summarizes them, writing from 

une 22: 





Annapoli 
: Tudge fe. filed the opinion of the court in the 


case of Robert N. Stevens against the State of Maryland. 
affirming the Criminal Court of Baltimore, which found 
Stevens guilty of violating the game law. The appellant 
was indicted for having in his possession and exposing 
for sale in Baltimore city during the closed season certain 
dead rabbits, contrary to the provisions of Section 15, E, 
of Chapter 206, Acts of 1898. He first filed a demurrer, 
which was overruled. At the trial he offered to prove 
that the rabbits had been lawfully killed in another State 
and had been shipped to him from that State in an original 
and that he had received and exposed them for 
sale in that condition without breaking the package. The 
State objected to this evidence and the court sustained 
the objection, and the verdict being against the appel- 
Heit dee Shed Salil Ya Gelivering th 
u er Sal elivering the opinion: “The 
right of the State to regulate and control the killing, pos- 
session and sale of game within its borders is held to 
rest upon its police power, and, if the provisions of the 


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law will be held to be a valid exercise of that power. We 
think the indictment was not defective. The offense was 
one created by statute, and the indictment described it 
in the words used in the statute. This has repeatedly 
been held by this court to be sufficient.” The judgment 
appealed from will be affirmed, with costs. 

A similar decision was given in the case against Samuel 
A. Rice. He had been indicted for selling partridges, 
woodcocks, one flicker and five rabbits. 
identical, Judge Schmucker said in his opinion, with those 
appearing-in the Stevens case, except that the appellant did 
not offer the game for sale in the original package in 
which it was shipped to him from another State, but 
broke the package and offered its contents for sale in 
separate parcels. 


Wyoming Timber Depredations. 


Wetts P. O., Uinta County, Wyo., June 12.—Editor 
Forest and Stream: Concerning the timber cutting 
operations of the Rock Springs Lumber Company, the 
present state of affairs is this: 

At their main camp what ties and saw logs they have 
barked are being put in the water. Their sawmill up 
here is idle, I understand, the reason being that they 
have cleaned up all the timber within reach and must 
move the mill to find more. 

The company has parties out surveying timber lands 
along the Green River and tributaries. Tie-choppers 
and timber men are coming into the country, who tell 
me that they are here to cut timber by contract for the 
R. S. L. Co. as soon as the spring is far enough ad- 
vanced to permit work to begin. ~ 

So far as I know, no United States timber inspector 
has ever looked over their work. 

The land on which the company is cutting is timber 
land pure and simple, though I understand that the 
company claims that it is agricultural land, and has 
located it as such with scrip at the Lander land office. 

The cutting is being done on T. 38 and 39, N. R. 
109 and 110 W. I cannot tell the exact subdivisions. 

Ws. WELLs. 

P. S.—Employees of the company claim 500,000 ties 
and 5,000,000ft. of saw logs for this winter’s (1898-99) 
work. 


Sea and River Sishing. 


Proprietors of fishing and hunting resorts will find it profitable 
to advertise them in Forest anp STREAM. 


ANGLING NOTES. 


Eels. 


Dr. QuackENBos, who received the following letter, 
sent it to me with some comments of his own, and I copy 
both. The letter is dated Rahway, New Jersey, and reads 
as follows: ; , 

“The papers you sent me make me think of the time 
when we were boys fishing on the Rahway River on 
River street, shaded by large willows, water beeches, oaks 
and grapevines with plenty of fish and clear sparkling 
water. 

“I was skating last week from Gibbs’ Island up to Bond- 
ley’s on River street, and had lots of fun, but the water is 
so black from the dye factories above that we could not 
drink it, and all the fish die off, and the willows and other 
large shade trees are gone. Do you know anything about 
eels? I was told by a friend that there is a man 
on Staten Island who raises eels for market and does well 
with them, as he will not dress and sell them until 2lbs, in 
weight, and he sells only when there is a demand for 
them and they command a high price. This is the way 
he came to raise eels: There is a salt water creek on his 
farm, and he thought he could rear ducks at a profit, and 
hatched out a large number and kept them on and in the 
creek, and fed them cracker dust and oatmeal, which he 
threw on the water at feeding time. After a time he 
noticed that eels came to the surface of the water to eat 
the food thrown for the ducks, and he assumed that they 
must have run up from the river below. He disposed of 
his ducks and made a screen across the creek at the bot- 
tom of his land, arranging an opening by which the eels 
could enter but could not return. In the winter he 
covers the creek with flooring so that the water will not 
freeze, and now at feeding time when the eels hear his 
footsteps they will come to the surface of the water in the 
creek for their meals. I could make an eel pond if I 
knew how long it takes to grow them to 2lbs. weight, so if 
you know please tell me, for this is no fish story, but an eel 


story that is true.” 
Comments. 


My friend commenting on this letter says: “The writer 
of the inclosed letter lives in Jersey, and describes the de- 
cadence of my earliest hunting and stamping ground. I 
began with him as a small boy with pin hook and for ‘sun- 
nies,’ and a bow-gun for blackbirds, and rose through the 
successive stages of penny hook and 18-cent pistol, dollar 











. jointed pole and $3 16-bore, purchased at a junk shop 


with carefully saved dimes, to Leonard 50z. and Scott 
hammerless. Alas! the pellucid stream that heads in the 
Orange Mountains and used to yield the speckled starred! 
(Oh, how I remember a Ib. fontinalis we kept for more 
than a year in the well!) t stream now runs black 
dye stuffs to the kills. But the memory of those days 
will never die—and the boy who fished and hunted with 
me seems to love me still—loves me because I loved 
nature with him. He may be poor, he may be unlearned, 
but, as Emerson says, we have something in common. 

“He has within himself a god (as Pasteur calls it), a 
high ideal. His life is gentle. He cultivates Marie 
Louise violets for a is, Give us something about eels 
in Forest AND STREAM. ls, rapid growers, prolific to a 
fault. Centuries ago they got a lot of money out of them 
at Comacchio lagoons ia aan oe ae =e 

tus of patronymic says are well suited to’ culture. 

“And oaaid you nefieve it, old Rondeletius (I have a 
printed copy, Lyons, 1554) says every eel is born in fresh 


. crustacean fish food is a marvel. 


The facts are © 


FOREST AND STREAM. 


water—Anguilla. omnis nascitur in aqua dulci—and adds 
they go to sea or salt water lagoons. His chapter on 
I don’t know whether 
Pinchon, who raised fish artificially in the century of Co- 
lumbus, tried eels on. I am sure the Romans did, for Pliny 
tells how Pollio, the ass who cut his arteries when his for- 
tune was reduced to $500,000, to save himself from starva- 
tion, used to pitch live negroes to his eels to give them a 
fine flavor. So tell us something about eels.” 


Dom Pinchon. 


Before saying anything about eels, a word about Dom 
Pinchon, the French monk that my friend, the doctor, 
refers to. It has been claimed that he hatched fish arti- 
ficially in 1420, but it is believed from the best evidence 
obtainable that he simply gathered and transplanted fish 
ova naturally fertilized, and that he knew nothing about 
artificial fish propagation as practiced to-day. Vrasski, the 
Russian fishculturist, who discovered the dry method of 
impregnating fish eggs, did try to cultivate the eel arti- 
ficially, but how he succeeded history does not tell us; but 
we can gtess: pretty accurately from what we now know 
about eels. 

The doctor says te]l us something about eels in Forest 
AND STREAM, but the last time I told about eels at any 
length it was under oath as a witness in the Supreme 
Court in Brooklyn, and other witnesses had been testifying 
about fresh-water eels, and salt-water eels, and silver 
eels, and when an attorney asked me how many species 
of eels we had, and I said one, the presiding justice turned 
to the witness box and said, “What’s that?” in such a 
surprised tone of voice that I did not know but we had 
other species that I did not know about, and if I write 
much about the eel in this column I expect some Forest 
AND STREAM reader may ask, ““What’s that?” 


Eels Have Scales. 


“True eels are characterized by their scaly skin in as- 
sociation with a conical head and a general resemblance 
to the congers.”—Jordan and Evermann. It is true that the 
scales are imbedded, but the eel has them, and we have 
but one species, called American eel, or fresh-water eel, 
though when taken in salt water it is called salt-water eel 
or silver eel, but I have known species of trout to be 
called silver trout when they have been in salt water, or 
for a season on white sand in fresh water, which gives 
a silvery coating both to the brook and lake trout; but that 
is not the reason that eels have a silvery appearance. It 
may be as well to say here that the literature of the eel 
would fill several issues of Forest AND STREAM, as there 
has been much speculation about this fish, its habits, repro- 
duction and even its origin, and the scientists of the Old 
World have written elaborate papers on the subject of 
the eel within the past 100 or more years to show 
what they did or did not know about it, but I shall be as 
brief as possible and boil down what is now known into as 
small space as possible. 


Beliefs as to Origin of the Eels. 


It is not necessary to dwell upon the early beliefs that 
the eel was generated from horsehairs, from dew, from 
slime, from the females of another fish; that the eel pro- 
duced its young alive; that both turf and mud produced 
them, and that they were hermaphrodites, for to-day men 
may be found having just as strange ideas concerning the 
generation of the eel. It was not, however, until 1850 that 
Rathke definitely discovered the ovary of a female. and not 
not until 1873 that Dr. Syrski discovered the male organs, 
and Dr. Jacoby completed the discovery in all its details in 
1877; but even this discovery left a big gap in the life 
history of the eel. Adult eels leave the fresh water and go 
down to the sea and rivers, 3 to 5in. long, return in vast 
numbers from the sea to fresh water, the migration being 
called eel-fairs, fromthe Saxon term fare, to travel, but where 
they were hatched and how old they were and what 
became of the parent eels was unknown until 1894, when 
Prof. Grassi and Prof. Calandruccio, of Rome, cleared 
up some of these points by discovering the larve of the 
eel in the Mediterranean. To put the matter briefly, it 
is now maintained, in the light of the discoveries men- 
tioned, that female eels only go into fresh water, while 
the male eels remain in the sea. Some females do not 
go to salt water to breed, because they are barren, and 
they remain permanently, it is assumed, in fresh water 
ponds or lakes. What becomes of the adult ecls after 
spawning is not positively known, but the females do not 
return to fresh water, and it is believed that they die, and 
possibly both sexes die. 


Silver Eels. 


Of the silver eels Prof. Grassi says: “As a result 
of the observations of Peterson, we know now that the 
common eel develops a bridal coloration or ‘mating 
habit,’ which is chiefly characterized by the silver pig- 
ment without trace of yellow, and by the more or less 
black color of the pectoral fin, and finally by the large 
eyes. 

"Passinalé inference that this was bridal coloration was 
derived from the largely developed state of the reproduc- 
tive organs and by their ceasing to take nourishment.. Dr. 
Bean records five eels from Great South Bay, which are 
described as having “large eyes, short snout, and long 
pectoral fins as compared with the common form, silvery 

ray above with a clear satiny white abdomen, separated 
rom the color above by the lateral bill.” They were 
found “to be males with the generative glands so well 
developed as to leave no doubt concerning the sex.” 


Dr. Gtassi Sums Up. 


Dr. Grassi says further: “To sum up, Anguilla vul- 
garis, the common eel” [Dr. Meek, Bulletin U. S. Fish 
Commission, 1883, after a careful comparison of Amer- 
ican (Anguilla chrysypa) and European eels, concludes 
‘in American specimens the dorsal fin is proportionately 
further from the end of snout, making the distance between 
front of dorsal and front of anal a little shorter than in 
European specimens; otherwise no permanent difference 
seems to exist. We should not, therefore, in my opinion, 
consider the two as distinct species, but rather as geéo- 


graphical varieties of the same species’] “matures in the 


depths of the sea, where it acquires larger eyes than ate 
ever observed in individuals ch have not yet migrated 
to deep water. * * * The abysses of the sea are the 


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spawning places of the common eel. * * * Its eggs 
float in the sea water. In developing from the egg it un- 
dergoes a metamorphosis—that is it passes through a 
larval form. What length of time this development re- 
quires is very difficult to establish. So far we have only 
the following data: 

“First—A. vulgaris migrates to the sea from the month 
of Ocotber to the month of January; second, the currents, 
such as those of Messena, throw up from the abysses of 
the sea specimens which, from the commencement of 
November to the end of July, are observed to be more 
advanced in development than at other times, but not yet 
arrived at total maturity; third, eggs, which according to 
every probability belong to the common eel, are found in 
the sea from the month of August to that of January, in- 
clusive; fourth, the Septocephalus brevirostris” (the spe- 
cific name of the larval form) “abounds from February to 
September; as to the other months, we are in some un- 
certainty; fifth, I am inclined to believe that the elvers 
ascending our rivers are already one year old.” 


Elvets. 


The tales that are told about young eels running up 
rivers from the sea are nothing short of marvelous, but 
the fact that a single eel produces 9,000,000 eggs will help 
us accept the number of elvers that go up a single 
stream in a body, not that the number is to be given here 
in figures, but rather in a blanket statement, for the only 
estimate I have seen in figures is 1,800 passing a given 
point in one minute, but the proximity of the point to the 
sea is not given, nor the width of the school. For years 
I have been gathering all sorts of information, and mis- 
information, about the common eel, chiefly because I 
think the eel works greater injury to our trout, both lake 
and brook, by eating the fry and spawn than can be esti- 
mated, or than we realize, and I have clipped everything 
my eyes have rested upon regarding the eel. I do not pro- 
pose to give one hundredth part of it here. One clipping, 
which from the type I judge to be from the New York 
Sun, with the date line Milford, Pa., says: “Here is a 
story told me by Wm. Wallace, a man of unquestioned 
veracity: Last spring he was informed by his wife, who 
had gone to the Big Bushkill for a pail of water, that 
there was a mass of eels ascending the creek. Mr. Wal- 
lace went to the creek and for a while watched a procession 
such as he had never seen before, although he had lived 
his lifetime in the same house on the bank of this stream. 
The eels were small, averaging, possibly, 4in. in length, 
and were formed in a dense column about 2% to 3ft. wide, 
and were rapidly making their way up stream. Mr. Wal- 
lace went about his work, but returned to the creek nearly 
an hour afterward and found the school still in line and 
still going. How long these eels had been running 
neither he nor anyone else knew, and it was impossible to 
estimate. the numbers, which must have been enormous. 
All who saw this procession said they fully believed that 
eels were largely responsible for the decrease of the trout 
in our streams.” The Christian World makes this con- 
tribution on the subject of elvers: “The eels which 
descend to the sea never return, but young eels or elvers 
come up from the sea in the spring millions at a time. 
The elvers have been seen to travel along the bank of a 
river in a continuous band, or eel rope, which has been 
known to glide upward for fifteen days together.” 

Next to the Christian World clipping I find one alleged 
to be a reprint from a scientific paper, giving what Grassi 
discovered, only it does not give what Grassi said. I 
mention this simply to show that clippings are not always 
reliable. 

It is scarcely necessary to say more about the elvers 
running up streams. The sight is not unfamiliar to many 
anglers and others, and what I have quoted describes the 
ascent as accurately as needs be, when there are no ob- 
structions in the water to overcome. When they come to 
falls or dams they pass above them or around them if 
there is the least moisture, although thousands, perhaps 
millions, perish in the attempt. 


Eels on Land. 


Gunther says of elvers ascending streams: “In the 
course of the summer young individuals ascend rivers in 
incredible numbers, overcoming all obstacles, ascending 
vertical walls and floodgates, entering every large and 
swollen tributary, and making their way even over terra 
firma to waters shut off from all communication with 
rivers.” An unknown German writer says: “The small 
size of the gill opening makes it possible for the eel to 
live a long time out of the water, and it is possible that 
in their wanderings over moist meadows they may find 
places in which there are snails and other desirable food.” 

From time to time the newspapers publish items con- 
cerning the finding of eels in the grass a considerable 
distance from water, and I have called attention to some 
of these in this column. In May I was leaving New York 
for Albany on the fast mail, and going into the smoking 
compartment found Col. W. C. Sanger, of Sangerfield, 
in this State, who said he had a friend with him whom 
he would like me to meet. The friend (Mr. Georges A. 
Glaenzer, a French artist) and I talked fish over our 
cigars until he said: “I will tell you something which I 
never tell until I know that the person I am to tell it to 
understands much about fish, their habits and peculiari- 
ties, for it really seems improbable on the face of it.” 
What he told me was that on his family estate, near 
Paris, was a pond containing fish for the family table. 
As the city of Paris began to take up streams and ponds 
in the vicinity for a city water supply, this pond was 
drawn down until it was decided to let out all the water 
and cement the bottom and sides. When this was done and 
the pond filled, it was again stocked with fish—‘“carp, 
pike to keep the carp active and from getting too fat, 
and some thousands of young eels.” 

When it was believed that the eels were large enough 
for the table, none could be found, and the pond was 
drawn, and not an eel was left in it. This was strange 
enough, for no one had fished or netted the pond, which 
for years before it was cemented had contained eels, and 
another large supply of young eels was turned in, only 
to disappear as mysteriously as the first lot, and a third 
attempt was made to stock the pond with the elusive fish. 
One morning after a heavy rain the dener 
at the house with a basket of eels, which he had found in 
the wet grass, all headed in the direction of the nearest 


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stream which led to the sea, and then it was discovered 
that the eels had left the pond in a body. 

A gunner in England was attracted to the nest of a 
polecat by the action of his dog, and in it was found a 
fresh eel with its head bitten off. The keeper explained 
that the polecat had caught it “as the eel was taking an 
evening stroll amongst the grass.” 

In “Natural History of Worcester” Dr. Hastings re- 
lates: “A relative of the late Mr. Perrott was out in his 
park with his keeper, near a large piece of water on a 
beautiful evening, when the keeper drew his attention toa 
fine eel ascending the bank of the pool, and with an un- 
dulating motion making its way through the long grass; 
on further observation he perceived a considerable num- 
ber of eels quietly proceeding in the same manner to a 
range of stews nearly a quarter of a mile distant from the 
large piece of water whence they started. The stews 
were supplied by a rapid brook, and in all probability the 
instinct of the fish led them in that direction as a means 
of finding their way to some large river, where their 
ultimate destination, the sea, might be obtained.” This 
circumstance took place in Sandford Park, near Enstone. 

Pennell says: ‘““The mode in which eels effect their es- 
cape from a basin or other similar place of confinement 
is peculiar. They commence tail, instead of head, first, 
throwing the former over the edge of the vessel, and by 
this means gradually lifting themselves out.” He also 
says eels mature in three years, but does not explain how 
he knows this to b. so. No other writer, so far as I 
can find, pretends to state with accuracy how long it takes 
for the eel to mature or arrive at breeding stage. From 
the same authority, and the last “exhibit” on the sub- 
ject of eels on land: “If eels are kept in confinement and 
not closely covered up or shut in with smooth, steep 
sides, they will almost certainly make their escape, gen- 
erally in the night time, and travel overland to any water 
which may be in their neighborhood. The same thing 
occurs on a stream or pond being dried up in summer, 
when the eels will quit it and wind through the wet grass 
in search of water.” 


Barren Eels. 


A writer in Land and Water gave an account in 1893 of 
a quantity of eels found in a pond with no outlet. The 
eels were all of large size and all barren; bit he did not 
say how he knew they were barren. Another writer in 
the same journal doubted that all eels found in fresh water 
were barren. Mr. Thomas Southwell replied to him, and 
I quote from his reply in part as follows: “Far be it from 
me to attempt to prove a negative; but this much I can 
say: No statement of a gravid eel having been detected 
in a pond of fresh water has, so.far as I can learn, hith- 
erto borne investigation. Many times I have been told 
by the eel catchers that they frequently met with gravid 
eels, but the oft-renewed offer of a sovereign for one in 
such a condition has hitherto been fruitless, and of the 
many examples from such localities which I have dis- 
sected, not one has indicated an approach to breeding. 
The only eels showing even a partial development of the 
ova which I have obtained were from a tidal water, where 
they were on their way to the sea. I do not think Dr. 
Grassi attempted to account for the continued presence 
of eels in apparently isolated ponds; that was beyond 
the scope of his inquiry; but it seems likely that in such 
cases the reproductive instinct is arrested; but if event- 
ually developed it would probably lead them to attempt 
to escape; and the marvelous situations in which full- 
grown eels have been found lead one to infer that they 
frequently do so. The ascending elvers, whose instinct 
leads them to go on and on, irrespective of barriers, I 
can believe would penetrate almost anywhere, and there 
are few ponds so isolated as to have no outlet or over- 
flow whatever, and their numbers are so immense that a 
very large proportion might perish without being missed 
I se no insuperable difficulty in their gaining access 
even to localities which appear to be cut off from all ac- 
cess to river or stream.” 


Eels and Pollution. 


Interesting evidence was given in an English court 
when the Hematite Iron and Steel: Company was sum- 
moned, at the instance of the West Cumberland Fishery 
oBard, for allowing a certain ‘substance to flow into the 
River Eheu and its tributaries to such an extent as to 
kill trout and salmon. The evidence was conclusive that 
the defendant company, for sanitary reasons, did let off 
the sediment from a pond and the sediment did flow 
into the stream and large quantities of trout and salmon 
were destroyed. 

The water bailiff, one Sanderson, testified that eels from 
the polluted stream were “found in hundreds making their 
way overland to holes and to any place they could get to 
escape the pollution, and it seemed a pity that the trout 
could not have done likewise.” An English writer, com- 
menting on the case, said: “Although eels bear the rep- 
utation of being dirty feeders and are fond of being 
buried in the mud, my experience of them is that they are 
terribly susceptible to pollution of actually a poisonous 
character, and their testimony bears out my opinion. A 
river I know abounding with eels has, since pollution 
has nearly ruined it, ceased almost to hold an eel at 
all; at any rate they are so few that they are not worth 
fishing for.” 


Abundance of Eels. 


Nearly every year some mills on a stream within fifty 
miles from where I live are obliged to shut down and 
kill eels. The eels get into the mill wheels and block 
their motion, and so interfere with the machinery that a 
shutdown and eel killing is in order. As to the number 
of eels that cause this trouble, no one can estimate it. 
Mr. Pinkerton, an English writer, says: “It is about this 
time of year that the annual migration commences, the 
eels moving in the night, and always choosing a dark 
night for the purpose. A change of wind, a clap of thun- 
der, a cloudy night becoming clear and starry, will at once 
stop the movement. I have frequently visited the great 
eel fishery at. Toome, on the lower Bann, where from 
fifty to sixty tons of eels are annually caught in the mi- 

grating season. As many as 70,000 eels have been taken 
at this place in one, night.” 

The town of Ely, in England, is said to be named from 
the rents having been formerly paid in eels, the lords of 






the penene being entitled to upward of 100,000 eels an- 
nually. 

In one lake that I am very familiar with, when the lake 
trout gather on the spawning beds in the autumn, the 
eels also gather, and the sight under a flaming torch at 
night is one to vex the soul of the trout fisherman. There 
are usually a far greater number of eels on the shoals 
than trout, and the lake is full of trout, and well stocked 
annually, and they scarcely wait for the trout to deposit 
their eggs before they devour them, and the law will not 
permit the taking of eels from this lake in eel pots be- 
cause there are trout in it. Eels are rarely taken in this 
lake with hook and line, but they grow fat on the trout 
spawning beds and would make good eating if eel pots 
were permitted to take them out, and save the trout eggs 
in a degree. The New York Sun had this news item in 
1897: “The Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission of 
this State was the first to recognize the destructive qual- 
ities of eels, and in its report for 1896 says: ‘Fish of all 
kinds are spawn eaters to a greater or less extent, but the 
eel is more destructive of spawn than any other fish, as it 
does not spawn in fresh water and is ready to prey upon 
both the fall and spring spawning fishes. * * * We 
would ask that the Commission have power to use or 
authorize the use of eel pots in-all waters, whether in- 
habited by trout or not, for it is in trout waters particu- 
larly that eels are proving destructive of young fish.’ ” 

The Commissions made the same recommendation in 
their report for 1895, but the law has not been changed 
to give them the discretion in the matter which they 
should have, for it is in waters inhabited by trout that 
eels are doing the greatest damage. Eel pots would not 
take trout in any event, and so far as possible the eels 
should be removed from trout waters. 


The Eel Commercially. 


It is a most difficult matter to obtain complete statistics 
in regard to the number, weight and value of fish taken 
in internal waters. From men engaged in commercial 
fisheries it is possible to secure figures upon which to 
base the value of the catch; but of the thousands of in- 
dividual fishermen who fish only for home consump- 
tion, their catch never finds it way, either in pounds or 
dollars and cents, into a statistical report of State fish- 
eries. One has only to look along the banks of our 
rivers and canals to see that a great number of men are 
daily engaged fishing for eels, not for market, but for 
the home pot. While visiting the shad nets in the upper 
Hudson I one day counted twenty-three men and boys 
on the docks fishing for eels, and every dock had its 
quota of eel fishermen. Only a few days ago I counted 
seven men on one pier of the railroad bridge at Albany 
as I crossed on a railroad train. Their lines showed that 
they were fishing on the bottom, and for eels. Statistics 
gathered by the United States Fish Commission of fish- 
eries of the interior lakes of New York show that 
17,000lbs. of eels were taken in each of the two 
years during which the investigation was conducted, 
and that part of Lake Ontario touched by coun- 
ties of New York furnished 66,o00lbs. in addi- 
tion. It is scarcely necessary to tabulate returns 
from the Hudson or waters adjacent to the sea 
to show that many eels are taken in the waters of the 
State annually, and I think it is not pretended that the 
most accurate statistics on the subject of the eel fisheries 
show anything like the number caught. Here is a fish 
considered an excellent food fish that does not breed 
in fresh water, but simply comes into fresh water for de- 
velopment and returns to the sea, probably to perish after 
spawning. While in fresh water it is a notorious spawn 
eater, and it has no fasting season, like fishes that spawn 
in our lakes, ponds and streams; and all that can be caught 
add to the food supply; so why is it not best to use every 
legitimate means to catch eels while in our fresh waters 
and thereby rescue the spawn of what many consider bet- 
ter fishes? A. N. CHENEY. 


Up Duluth-Way. 


Du.utu, Minn.—Editor Forest and Stream: I had my 
first outing with the bass last week. Accompanied by 
my wife, I made the trip to Deerwood, Minn., which is 
situated a hundred miles from Duluth, on a beautiful 
chain of lakes; and, although the waters are fished con- 
stantly, as a great many Duluth people have made their 
summer homes there, I succeeded in catching thirty- 
three, and among them some beauties. 

There are so many pretty lakes where one may go 
from here, and our cool, delightful summers, that it is 
surprising that more Eastern people do not make the 
trip. One place that a friend of mine found when out 
last for cheapness and good sport, caps them all—three 
lakes, with plenty of small-mouth bass, the gamiest fish 
in the world; two trout streams, in which two boys 
caught 209 fish, ranging from 8in. to 16in., in ten hours; 
and the landlord meets you at the depot, drives three 
miles to his hotel, furnishes bait, boat and good fare, 
cleans and ices your fish and drives you back to the 
depot all for the sum of $1.25. Isn’t he an angel? 

Wisconsin has become the banner State in game and 
fish protection, for even the elements combine to frus- 
trate the well-laid plans of the law-breakers. You have 
all read of the terrible havoc the wind made at New 
Richmond, and the destruction and death caused by it. 
A friend of mine who travels for a wholesale drug house 
in St. Paul and was driving across country to New 
Richmond got caught in the path of the storm, and had 
his buggy lifted from behind, over the horses, stripping 
the harness clean from the horses and nota spoke of the 
buggy left together; and, odd to tell, he was not injured 
in the least. But he had under his seat a box of trout 
nicely iced, and when he went looking for his satchel 
a farmer who had taken refuge in the ditch at the side 
of the road and offered his assistance to help find his 
effects, picked up a chunk of the ice, with the remark, 
“Well, gol, darn it; did you ever see a hailstone the size 
of that?” 

Reverting again to game protection in Minnesota: 
Fullerton, who has done more good, solid, fearless work 
than all his predecessors, is out. Just at this time he had 
got everything working smooth and nice, and the law- 
breakers had learned that if Samuel got after them it 
meant to a bitter finish. But the appointment is of 





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course a political one, and he had to go. When you 
take into consideration that from Duluth north and 
east clear to Canada is a trackless wilderness, only 
penetrated by the land-looker and lumberman; and as 
soon as navigation closes on Lake Superior all the north 
shore is cut off from civilization, and the few. small 
hamlets that exist must be supplied with meat, and the 
deer and moose at their doors, they will certainly not 
buy Armour’s army beef. And can you blame them? But 
they kill only what they need. But the other class that can 
be got are the men running lumber camps. They feed 
their men partly on moose and venison, killed by con- 
tract price per pound by men hired for that purpose, and 
do more to exterminate the game, as they kill at all 
seasons, than all the hunters put together. But what can 
we do? There is no way to stop it. The States would 
have to appoint a dozen where it now has one to prevent 
it; and if the game can only hold out as long as the 
lumber, which they say will only be a few years more, 
Minnesota will have a game park that will be second 
to none in America. As there will be no incentive to 
build railroads and the soil is too rough to till and there 
is no mineral, so they can roam practically undisturbed. 
Dr. McN. 


The Dangers of Pass Fishing in 
Florida. 


Editor Forest and Stream: ' 

Last year I wrote you a letter giving an account of 
some very good tarpon fishing at Boca Grande, wishing 
to call the attention of anglers to that pass, which is a 
most convenient one for anglers to reach. 

When I went down in May of this year I found that 
most of this year’s tarpon fishing had been done at Boca 
Grande. Several large steam yachts and a good many 
sailing yachts were anchored inside Boca Grande during 
April and May, enjoying its magnificent fishing. 

I was surprised to find what poor rowboats were used 
for tarpon and other large fishing in Boca Grande. Even 
the steam yachts that came in did not seem to be fitted 
with proper fishing boats, and had to hire what they 
could get there; generally heavy flat-bottom boats that 
would not stand very much sea. Now, there is consid- 
erable danger in fishing for tarpon or other large fish 
in any of the Florida passes, and especially in a large 
pass like Boca Grande. The tide runs out very strong, 
and in the excitement of playing a tarpon men do not 
notice how far they are drifting, and may drift a con- 
siderable distance out into the Gulf, into rough water or 
the breakers. Again, it is customary, when a tarpon is 
hooked some distance from the shore, to gaff it from the 
boat rather than tow it away in to the shore. Here again 
is another reason for a stiff, seaworthy boat. 

Sportsmen going down tarpon fishing seem also to be 
very careless as to what sort of guides they employ: 
almost any man who can row is thought to be good 
enough. There is enough danger connected with fish- 
ing for tarpon for a man to be sure that his guide is at 
least a good boatman. It is my opinion that the best 
guides come from Myers or its neighborhood. I would 
advise intending anglers to write direct to some well- 
known guide in Myers, who, if already engaged, will see 
that some good man is secured. A man who starts out 
tarpon fishing at Boca Grande, or any other large pass, 
with an incompetent boatman, is needlessly risking his 
life. The tides run strong, sudden and strong winds are 
apt to come up, and lastly, although not leastly, Boca 
Grande teems with large fish. Most: of these fish jump 
and splash about playing or feeding. The tarpon, a fish 
running from 100 to 200lbs., is continually jumping; 
mackerel shark, a fish running from 100 to 300lbs. and 
over, is also given to jumping; kingfish and whip-rays 
jump; porpoise, weighing from 500 to 8oolbs and over, . 
and the big flat rays, which .they call devil fish down 
there, which run up to over a ton in weight, also jump. 
Now, although the pass is large, and there are square 
miles of water for these fish to jump in, it is only a ques- 
tion of time when they must every now and then either hit 
a boat, land in a boat or hit a person in a boat. The last 
is the least likely accident to happen, but it is not at all 
unlikely. If a large fish jumps in the boat he is apt to 
do considerable damage. What with rushing tides, 
rough water and big fish splashing about, it is evident 
that an angler should feel that he has a good, reliable, 
experienced man in the boat to depend on. My own 
experience at Boca Grande this winter may serve as an 
example and warning to anglers to exercise some care 
in the choice of the boats they use and the men they 
employ. 

One afternoon about 3:30 o’clock, while fishing for 
tarpon, I received a terrible blow in the back of the head 
which threw me out of the boat into the water and al- 
most stunned me. I was pulled back by my guide into 
the boat, which was floating full of water, and found, 
lying full length in it, a porpoise about oft. long, which 
probably weighed over soolbs. Of course this fish never 
struck me, or he would have broken me to pieces. What 
happened was: He jumped high in the air, as they fre- 
quently do, and landed head first at my feet in the stern 
of the boat, knocking a hole through the ceiling and bot- 
tom of the boat, and stunning himself. The blow I re- 
ceived was caused by his body falling upon me. The 
nearest rowboat was several hundred yards off, and as 
we feared the porpoise might recover at any moment 
and smash the boat to pieces with his tail, my guide, 
Santi Armeda, tried to push the porpoise over the edge 
of the boat, but was unable to do so, owing to the fish’s 
weight. Rather than take the consequences of what 
might happen if the porpoise came to before we were 
taken out of the boat, we slipped into the water and 
rolled the boat over, losing everything in the boat, but 
glad to do so, as it included the porpoise. We then 
turned the boat right side up and crawled into its inside, - 
which, although full of water, floated and supported us, 
and especially protected us from the possibility of being 
bitten by sharks, of which there are a great many. large 
ones in the pass. I have heard that these sharks will not 
tackle a man; but it is my opinion that a shark which 
can tackle and swallow a tarpon, would not hesitate much 
at a man. I did not intend taking any risks, and was 
very glad to find myself inside the boat again. Very 








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soon afterward a rowboat came to our help, taking us 
on board and rowing us ashore. Of course I got no 
more fishing that trip; my neck felt almost broken, and 
all the muscles of the neck and back were terribly 
strained and sore. 

I have some right to assert that pass fishing is not 
exactly a safe sport. Of course, it is not likely that a 
porpoise is going to jump on another man very soon 
again, but still there are so many fish jumping down 
there, and as anglers increase, the chances of accidents 
increase so much that I think it is just as well to take 
a few precautions. My advice to all anglers doing pass 
fishing is: Use a good, strong, round-bottom boat about 
13ft. long by 4ft. gin. wide; be sure and have an experi- 
enced guide, and never fish in the pass when there is 
not at least one other boat out fishing. Personally, I 
have fished many times alone in the pass, both by day 
and by night, but the unusual accident which happened 
this year has impressed on me the fact that it is not 
safe to do so. If an oar breaks, or if the boat is swamped 
or capsized, either in trying to gaff a fish or through any 
carelessness, or if any accident occurs which disables the 
boat, with the tide running out, there is absolutely noth- 
ing which could prevent the boat and its occupants from 
being carried out into the Gulf. 

To return to Charlotte Harbor as a harbor, it is most 
surprising to me that this place should have remained 
sO many years without exciting the attention of the 
Florida railroad magnates. One hundred miles north 
the town of Tampa has been built up. The town itself 
is twenty minutes by railroad from Tampa Bay, the 
port, which itself is many miles up a crooked channel 
from the entrance to the pass. Now, Boca Grande, the 
entrance to Charlotte Harbor, is an absolutely straight 
line from the Gulf right into the harbor. As matters now 
stand, without any dredging or any improvements what- 
ever a steamer of 2oft. draft can be taken over the 
bar at low water. Inside there are several square miles 
of good anchorage for the largest yacht. On the east 
coast of Florida we find a railroad which, running from 
Jacksonville, comes down the whole Atlantic Coast line 
to Miami without passing one really good harbor into 
which any fair-sized yacht could be taken. 

It is remarkable, therefore, that Charlotte Harbor, 
with its splendid straight deep entrance, its large anchor- 
ing ground, and with deep water right up along the 
shore, should be neglected for so many years and still 
be almost an unknown quantity. There is no finer place 
in Florida to put up a large hotel than on Gasparilla 
Island, which forms the northern side of Boca Grande 
Pass, and there is no better terminus to run a railroad to 
than Charlotte Harbor. Whether a hotel is built there 
or a railroad run there is, however, immaterial to yachts- 
men. As the place now is, it forms the best rendezvous 
for yachts of all sizes spending the winter in Florida 
wanting to get the best sort of fishing, both large and 
small. 

As regards tarpon fishing. Boca Grande can hold its 
own against any other pass on the Gulf or Atlantic. Mr. 
Wm. Littauer caught fifty-four tarpon in eight days’ fish- 
ing, and Mr. W. H. Grenfell, who came over from Eng- 
land especially to do some tarpon fishing, was rewarded 
by catching exactly 100 in about twenty days’ fishing. 

It must not be imagined that tarpon are the only fish 
to be caught in this pass. Every, other sort of fish that 
frequent Florida waters are to be had here in abundance. 

Ice, water and fresh provisions can be had from Punta 
Gorda, only twenty miles off. Yachts having their own 
steam launches can send them up to Punta Gorda for 
supplies. It is not necessary, however, to do this, as up 
to May 1 a steamer runs daily from Punta Gorda to 
Myers, passing within five miles of Boca Grande. Pro- 
visions and ice can be ordered by letter, and a rowboat 
or launch can meet the steamer, which will stop and de- 
liver any stuff that is sent. I dare say that next year, if 
Boca Grande is patronized as much as or more than_ it was 
this year, there may be some sort of regular service be- 
tween Boca Grande and Punta Gorda direct. In fact, 
I was told that next year during April and May the 
steamer running from Punta Gorda to Myers would 
make the Pass one of its regulpr stopping places on the 
way. O. A. Myeatr. 


Landlocked Salmon of Sebago Lake. 


A WasuinctTon correspondent, B. A. B., sends us 
these extracts from a letter from North Windham, Me., 
urider date of June 14, and telling of Sebago Lake fish- 





ing: : 

Since I am here I have been on the go, going a-fish- 
ing. I put in long hours, from 3 and 4 A. M. until 
dark, and get the fish, and don’t you forget it. Have 
caught salmon from § or 6in. in length, up to 4lbs. weight 
in the river, and have waded for hours in water up to my 
waist to get them. But for fun just sit in the stern of 
a boat and have a guide do the rowing, while you do the 
fishing. This is what'I did on the 12th and 13th, and 
as a result there was a genuine smash of the record for 
fly-fishing. Using a No. 2 sproat hook, a thunder-and- 
lightning fly (which proved to be a gee-whizzer), a single 
gut leader and a 40z. split-bamboo fly-rod, we took two 
salmon in Sebago Lake. A coincidence it was, too, 
for about 7:30 A. M. on June 12 a fish struck and fought 
hard and steadily for forty minutes, when it yielded to 

entle suasion and came to net; it weighed just 13lbs. 

he coincidence part of it is that in almost the same 
place, at about the same hour of the day, on the same 
rig, another fish was caught June 13, which fought 
nobly for forty-five minutes, and five hours after capture 
weighed just 103%4lbs. They now grace the collection, 
calmly reposing in my landlady’s wash-boiler. I hope 
they will keep well, but it is nearly a tropical heat here, 
go degrees in the shade this 3 P. M. We are going to try 
them again to-morrow, starting at4. A.M. | : 

I hope that one of the two fish above mentioned will 
be deposited in the museum; one, at least, for you have 
never had a fish like them. They are “rippers”; both 
hook-jawed males. ‘ ’ 

It is supposed that fishing for salmon is closed now, 
owing to the fish not biting, but all that one has to do 
to get a salmon is to where they are and fish in the 
right way, and they will 1 bite even though their stomachs 
are full. The stomach of the 10j%lbs. fish’ contained 


fourteen smelt. The-most important thing is to have a 
good guide, as the fish have to be hunted for, and. 
abago is not a small pond. Fishing is followed here 


‘ while the-smelt are running, but is generally given up 


as soon as the salmon leave their haunts of that season. 
At this time there are certain signs to tell where the 
fish are to be found, and a well-informed guide knows 
these signs, and by reason of their experience can put 
you in reach of the fish, and as fine sport as one could 
wish for. Mr. Herbert Maines, of North Windham, is 
my guide, and he is all right. W. C. K. 


New England Fishermen. 


Boston, June 24.—Mr. William. G. Harding, foreman 
of the Boston Herald composing room, is a lover of the 
rod and reel, as well as the rifle and shotgun. He has 
recently returned from a fishing trip to Lake Cobbossee- 
contee, in Maine, where he was accompanied by Mr. 
Theodore Ripley, of the Herald press room, and a couple 
of Boston Globe men. They had very little success with 
trout, but at last got on to some excellent bass fishing 
and had great sport off the rocks. They took about 
all the bass they cared for, and also thought that it would 
be a good idea to take some home to show their friends. 
They had them nicely dressed and packed in ice, and then 
in a case. They hired a countryman to take them over 
to the railway station with his wagon. The case with the 
bass in it was stowed in the back part of the wagon. On 
the way they stopped at a saloon to get some refresh- 
ments. They invited the countryman to stop with them. 
The team was left standing at the door while the men 
went in. Coming out, there was no team to be seen. 
Horse, wagon, bass and all were gone. A few days after 
the team was found in another town. The case had been 
broken open. Maine is a prohibition State, but it was 
very plain that the thieves had thought that the case of 
fish was a case of liquor. The boys were considerably 
“cut up” about the loss of their fish, and are still unable 
to fully convince their friends that they actually caught 
any. 
Indeed, bass fising in Maine is giving good satisfaction 
this year. The Belgrade ponds are certainly becoming 
celebrated with Boston bass fishermen. Mr. E. J. Brown 
and Preston Lewis, both well known in shoe and leather 
circles, have just returned from a most enjoyable outing 
at Belgrade Mills. They caught all the bass they wanted, 
and are much pleased with the locality, this being their 
first fishing trip to that part of the country. They found 
a number of other shoe and leather merchants at the 
same resort, each having good luck to report. From the 
Sebattus ponds there come good reports of bass fishing. 
It seems that the pools below the dams have been un- 
fairly fished, and that the Commissioners have been peti- 
tioned to close these pools altogether. A hearing has 
been had and the pols have been closed to all fishing. 
Now only fishing in the ponds is allowed, where good 
results are to be had, according to all reports. 

Newspaper reports say that an Attleboro, Mass., sports- 
man made a very queer catch at Northwest Carry last 
week. He was fishing from the apron of the dam at 
Wilson’s. He noticed a barrel in several feet of water. 
He could just see the bunghole, and out of curiosity he 
sunk his bait through the hole, when immediately it was 
seized by a fish. The fish was played till exhausted, but 
was too large to come through the bunghole, nearly 3in. 
in diameter. His curiosity prompted him to have the 
barrel raised, and with a saw the hole was enlarged till 
the fish could be got out, when, behold, a handsome 
trout of nearly 3lbs. weight. The theory is that the trout 
went into the barrel to feed when smaller, but growing 
all the time, had gone in once too many times and the 
last time could not get out. Since that time, doubtless, 
the imprisoned fish had made considerable growth. _ 

Boston, June 26.—Trout and salmon fishing is getting 
to be rather uncertain in Maine waters, as it always 
does after hot weather. Still, if one reads the papers 
devoted to booming hotels and railroads, one would get 
the impression that every angler was getting all the fish 
he desired, when quite the reverse is the truth. Anglers 
are reported to be having excellent luck, but when they 
return they tell me that they found the fishing positively 
poor. The trouble with these papers is that they men- 
tion only the success, while concerning the failures—the 
many days’ fishing without a strike—they have nothing 
to say. 

Mr. M. H. Curley and Mr. Eugene Lynch, of Boston, 
are back from their annual trip to the Upper Dam. Mr. 
Curley says that the fishing was very poor, his catch 
being small and unsatisfactory. One of the papers says 
that he had great success. Mr. L. O. Crane also writes 
from the Upper Dam that the fishing is poor. D. E. 
Adams and Charles E. Guild, of Boston, had fair suc- 
cess the other day on Mooselucmaguntic Lake. They took 
eight trout in a short time in the morning, the largest 
weighing 2%lbs. Trout are rising to the fly well in 
some localities, though there has been a good deal of cold 
weather, with one severe hailstorm. Walter B. Farmer, 
of Arlington Heights, has taken a salmon of 6%4lbs., and a 
trout of 3lbs. Dr. Heber Bishop and Dr. John L. Stetson, 
of Boston, have returned from a successful fly-fishing trip 
to the Megantic preserve. They mention good fly-fishing, 
with often a trout on every fly in the cast. Dr. Al. Watts, 
E. P. Stone and Charles A. Shaw, of Boston, have also 
fished at the Megantic preserve for a couple of days with 
good success. Mr. Stone took a trout of 2%lbs., one of 
the largest for the season. Great fishing is mentioned at 
Carry Pond camps, a few miles above Bingham, Me. 
Report has it that in thirty-one days of the present 
season exactly 5,285 trout have been taken there. Gc 
fishing is also reported from the Seven Ponds region. 
The season of black flies is paisley over, and mosquitoes 
have ceased being very troublesome. ve 

The Maine Eaneemene Fish and Game Association 
has just held its summer meeting at Rangeley. The 
meeting was honored by the presence of the Governor and 
his wife. E. C. Farrington and P. O. Vickery, prominent 
fish and game workers, were there, as well as the Fish 
and Game Commissioners. The meeting was very much 
in the nature of a summer outing and a good time, at 
low rates of fare on both transportation lines and at the 
hotels. But after all, such a gathering is fraught with 
influence in Maine, since it brings prominent gentlemen 








more in touch with the fish and game interests. Speeches 
were indulged in, of course, with considerable congratula- 
tion concerning the successes of the fish and game in- 
terests in that State. Commissioner Carleton spoke of the 
Quuculties of enforcing the fish and game laws, and again 
advocated the subject of forcing all non-residents to 
procure licenses before being allowed to fish or hunt im 
Maine. Mr. E. C. Farrington also advocated the same 
thing, but the hotel and transportation men were evi- 
dently not in favor of any such measure. Many of the 
members of the Association and guests scattered through 
= various fishing resorts to try the angling for a few 
ays. 

_That ‘the landlocked salmon is a fighter for the sake of 
dislodging the hook seems to be certain, and that he fre- 
quently leaps from the water for that purpose seems to 
be well established. Still, there is a good deal of question 
as to whether the hook really causes him much pain or 
inconvenience. A fisherman at the Rangeleys says that 
he hooked a big salmon the other day, but the leader 
parted just below the line before the fish was brought into 
the net. Immediately he commenced jumping out of 
water, evidently trying to shake out the book, actually. ap- 
pearing six or eight times in this manner. But it seems 
that hecould not get rid of the hook, for two days afterward 
another angler hooked a salmon more than a mile from the 
same point, and after considerable leaping it was landed. 
Behold, there was a second hook and leader attached: 
identically the same hook and leader the other angler lost a 
day or two before. That the landlocked salmon always 
leaps out of water is not established, however. I have 
seen two salmon landed this season at Sebago, and one at 
Richardson Lake, neither of which came out of water 
at all till brought up in the net by the guide. One of 
the salmon at Sebago weighed rolbs. and the other over 
glbs., and both were stubborn fighters, requiring nearly 
half an hour to land them. SPECIAL. 





Detour as a Fishing Point. 


Detour, Mich., June 18.—Editor Forest and Stream: 
Noting the query of Mr. J. E. Smith, of Caldwell, O., 
in FOREST AND STREAM of 17th inst., I take pleasure in 
giving some information that may be of interest and 
value to others, as well as the querist. While hunting 
relief from hay fever last season I found it here, after 
failing at Petoskey, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace and both 
the Soos—American and Canadian. Of course I had my 
fishing outfit with me, trying it at all lake points where 
I stopped over. I found fishing but indifferent at points 
named, making but poor. catches, except at the Snows, 
and if there are either bass or trout in those much- 
vaunted waters I failed to find them or to see any 
one who did. But I struck it fine here on my very first 
trial; also got immediate and absolute relief from hay 
fever, asthma, 

In this immediate vicinity bass of several varieties 
abound, and I have yet to go for them in vain, except 
when a heavy wind comes up, as it frequently does, be- 
fore we get to-our mark. There are ten or twelve trout 
streams within a radius of ten miles, all of them literally 
alive with those gems of the waters. I caught none 
last fall, as I had no facilities for either getting about 
or trout tackle. This year I am back early, to remain 
till October, to fish, cruise and rebuild broken health; 
have a handsome new launch, 2sft. in length, 65in. 
beam, 4 h.-p. motor, all working to perfection, and a 
strong, light clinker-built 14ft. tender. These, together 
with a complete outfit, give me fair equipment, and I 
anticipate a most enjoyable summer. I will be very 
glad to meet and greet Mr. Smith or any other good 
fellow-fisherman, and join in making it pleasant for 
each other. Bass, muscalonge, perch, “big” sunfish, 
I have already caught in my few days here, and the 
trout campaign opens with me in a few days. The 
season here is from May to September. 

Detour is an incorporated village of 1,000 inhabitants, 
its only industries being fishing and lumber shipping. 
The people are most hospitable. It having never been 
a tourist resort they are not developed into the regula- 
tion piracy obtaining at the established resorts. There 
are two country hotels here, with excellent service, the 
rates being only $5 a week. Mr. Hitchcock, president 
of a lumber company and of village council also, be- 
lieves this a great coming hay-fever and tourist resort, 
and by July 15 will have a number of neat cottages to 
rent very cheap, and where meals will be served if de- 
sired. The location is at the very head of Lake Huron, 
mouth of St. Mary’s River, the latter twenty-four miles 
wide here, and studded with innumerable islands, large 
and small. It is just half-way between Mackinac Island 
and the Soo, and twenty-six miles above the Snows. 
We have daily mail and telegraphic communication, and 
three passenger boats stop here each day. Still, twenty- 
minutes’ run of my launch, or thirty minutes’ walk in- 
land, either, will take one into wilds as pristine as they 
were a thousand years ago. There are plenty of “In- 
juns” in the vicinity, but if their forbears were “noble 
red men” the existing remnants are sadly degenerate. 

As, except when fishing or cruising, I have no occu- 
pation or cares, only to get health, it will afford me 
pleasure to reply to any letters of seekers of fish or 
relief from that curse of my past twenty-six summers, 
hay fever. It will not reach me, nor any one else, here, 
for there is practically no vegetation, the very soil being 
limestone, and hay fever cannot thrive on stone, spruce, 
cedar, with three sides ice-cold water. 

. THomp Burton. 

P. S.—Georgian Bay is but a brief run for my launch 
from here, and I expect to make frequent trips there, 
investigating the fishing waters between the points. 
Good company always acceptable. B. 


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per hour, which includes boat and bait. There are steam 


Jaunches on all the large lakes, and their charges are 
i bait used, 


Fishing Waters of Northern lowa. 


It may not be known to the general reader that up in 
the northwestern portion of Iowa, in Dickinson county, is 
to be found one of the prettiest clusters of lakes an angler 
could wish to cast a line in. Most of our trap-shooting 
readers are aware that there is such a place as Spirit 
Lake, Ia., due to the fact that this is the home of the 
famous shot, Fred Gilbert, and no doubt all surmise that 
there must also be a lake of this same name from which 
the town derives its name. In addition to Spirit Lake 
there are also a number of others in the immediate vicinity 
of the town, all of which just at present afford the finest 
of fishing. While the fishing has always been good on 
these lakes during the spring and early summer, it has 
never been quite so good as at present, I am told. Catches 
of 1oolbs. a day are regular occurrences, and even the 
veriest novice finds it an easy matter to catch big strings 
every day. When I inquired of the natives to what they 
attribute this change of conditions, they told me that it 
was due to the increased amount of water now in the 
lakes. For three or four years past the water in the lakes 
had receded in a marked degree, so much so, in fact, that 
a number of the smaller lakes went dry, it being unusually 
dry in this section of the country during this period. 
However, during the past six months considerably more 
rain fell, and this has restored the water to something like 
its former stage, though there is yet much room for im- 
provement in this respect, I am told. Notwithstanding 
this, however, the fishing was never better than at present, 
and this is what will interest.not a few of the readers 
most. 

Those who are contemplating a trip could hardly go any- 
where else and improve on the sport. True, it might be 
possible for them to improve on the size, as most of the 
fish caught in these lakes range from 3 to 2lbs., though 
not a few are caught that will weigh 4 and 5lbs. 

The fish consist of pike, pickerel, bass, black and silver, 
crappie and perch, also bullhead, or what is commonly 
known in the South as catfish. The principal lakes are 
Spirit, East and West Okoboji, and Center Lake, while 
there are also a number of smaller ones, such as the Gar 
Lakes and several others. Spirit Lake is the largest, being 
about five miles long and at the broadest part four and a 
half miles wide. As a rule the fish caught in this lake 
run larger than in the others. 

West Okoboji is the prettiest, and the water is much 
clearer, being of a greenish cast, and so clear that the 
bottom can be seen to the depth of 10 or 12ft. This lake 
is also very deep, at some places 150ft. Owing to its 
great depth the fish are not biting very good in this lake 
yet, as the weather is still very cool, but on the other 
hand I am informed that the fishing is good here even 
during the hottest weather, though one must of necessity 
fish much deeper. The lake is five miles long, and its 
greatest breadth two miles. This is the most beautiful 
lake of all the cluster, as a great part of the bank is 


fringed with trees, which impart a romantic appearance , 


to it, while there are also stretches of sandy beach so de- 
sirable for bathing. East Okoboji is really a part of the 
same lake, though connected only by a very narrow 
strait. The water is not so clear, and the surroundings 
are not so pretty. These lakes lie in the shape of a horse- 
shoe, and are connected at about the center by a very nar- 
row strait. Their aggregate length is nearly seventeen 
miles. There are not many black bass in these iakes, 
though the fishing for these should be good in Center 
Lake, and many have been caught there recently. Per- 
sistent efforts are being made to stock all these lakes with 
bass, and for several springs past the Fish and Game War- 
den, Mr. Geo. E. Delavan, has planted a large number of 
fry in all of them, which must in due course give some 
result. 

The State of Iowa owns a fish car which the railroads 
transport from place to place free of charge. The black 
bass fry are taken from the bayous that empty into the 
Mississippi River, most of them in the vicinity of Sabula, 
Iowa county. Iowa is particularly fortunate in having a 
warden who is energetic and zealous and keenly alive to 
the fish interest of his State. A practical demonstration 
of this occurred early this spring, when he was notified 
that the fish had begun running in Gar Lakes, and prompt 
action was necessary for their protection, but a sudden 
drop in the temperature drove them back to deep water, 
and it was not until the first week of April that they again 
showed signs of activity. Then the game fish attempted 
to pass to the larger lakes, but were prevented from doing 
so by the ice and lack of water. This resulted in them 
packing in the channel by the thousands, and it at once 
became evident that unless immediate steps were taken to 
relieve them most of them would perish. Deputy War- 
den Henry Miguel, of Okoboji, was notified of 
the situation and set at work to save the fish. 
The method he pursued consisted in taking the 
fish with a seine, and placing them in barrels containing 
water and transporting them in. wagons a distance of 
a mile and a quarter, and liberating them in West Okoboji. 
My informant tells me that in all twenty wagonloads were 
taken from this one lake and that each load consisted of 
five barrels. The fish were from 12 to 18in. long, and the 
number. thus saved is estimated by thousands. What is 
all the more remarkable about this is that all these fish 
were taken from one of the smaller lakes. The transfer 
was only possible through the combined efforts of nearly 
a dozen people, and several teams. Not a few who as- 
sisted in this work absolutelv refused to accept any com- 
pensation for either their own services or the use of their 
teams. When first discovered the fish were packed so 
closely in the opening as to enable hundreds of them to be 
caught with the naked hand. In the light of such reports 
it is not at all surprising that the fishing is good in these 
lakes now. 

Two lines of railroad run into Spirit Lake—the Burling- 
ton and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul; these. I 
believe, are at present making excursion rates to this 
point. It is only a night’s ride from Chicago, and about 
the same time from Des Moines, Omaha and Sioux City 
Accommodation is to be had at any of the lakes, while 
boats and bait can also be procured at a very reasonable 
price. The customary.charge for the use of a boat is 50 
cents a day, which includes the use of two lines and rods. 
Minnows sell at 10 cents a dozen, though if one has a 
net enough of these can be caught in a few casts to last 
all day. Should one desire the service of a guide and a 
man to row the boat, these can be procured at 25 cents 


nominal. Live minnows are the 
though spoons and spinners are goo 
In addition to being good fishing water, these lakes are 
a great resort for waterfowl in season, while at present 
more blue-winged teal are nesting on these lakes than 
for years past. Then, too, this is a fairly good chicken 
country. The prospects are encouraging for good shooting 
here this fall. Paut R. Litzke. 


Fishing Up and Down the Potomac. 
Opnitnts Ged Gesanes 


“JuNE had crossed the borders. * * * In the depths 
of the woods, where no man’s eye could see, the elder 
was waving her creamy banners in honor of June’s com- 
ing, and where no man’s ear could hear the pink and 
white bells of the azalea rang out melodies of welcome.” 
Craddock saw them in her mind’s eye and their sweet- 
ness was not wasted. 

Life is not all beer and skittles, not all salmon and 
sunshine, and half its pleasures are in the long hours of 
the waiting dark, when memory and anticipation have 
their frolics. The flowers that blush unseen are those 
which come to us in dreams, and ‘the angler who waits 
with ill-concealed impatience the coming of the open sea- 
son, and his opportunity, crowds the flowers of the year 
into his landscapes. His trees are all a-bud and bloom 
and in fruit at once like the fabled orange. 

In the pictures of his waking trance are the beauties 
of all the seasons, of all the lands he has visited or cre- 
ated. Along his favorite walk the arbutus and the san- 
guinaria peep from the deep shadows and the goldenrod 
and daisies riot in the open. 

The hopeless loves of the palm tree and the pine find 
only here their just reward, and the mingle their sighs 
with every passing breeze. Above a grove of maples, all 
gold and red, a eucalyptus rears its flaunting crest, fit 
spire for so grand a temple, from whose domes there 
comes a “concord of sweet sounds.” The linnet and the 
nightingale are there, the grosbeak and the whippoor- 
will, and all the other songsters of the woodland. The 
hour and the place are nothing. It may be noonday on 
the asphalt, but “him who in the love of nature holds 
communion with her visible forms” she woos when she 
wills. One may not hold a coal “by thinking on frosty 
Caucasus,” but one may and does enjoy many a happy 
moment in unlikely places, in the contemplation of the 
has-been and the will-be. 

But June is here. The May fly about the electric lights 
waves her dying signal to the angler that there is rare 
soar afield; to hie him hence if he would not be too 
ate. 

That deadly earnestness with which the angler makes 
his preparations, the fantic haste to be by the watersi¢le, 
is all pretense. To watch him, without sympathy, con- 
veys the impression that if he should be an hour late 
not a fish would be left in the wide, wide world; but if he 
can just get there in time, the next fellow will have little 
left to fish for. There’s nothing in it. At least, it is not 
fish that’s in it. It is nostalgia. It is the craving to 
be again at the breast of Mother Earth. The fable of 
Anteus is repeated with us with every springtide, and 
thousands die every year (and no one knows the why) 
that a fishing trip would save. 

But it must not be forgotten that angling, like every 
other good thing, is used as a cloak for excesses and sins 
that have no sort of relation to the real good. One may 
go fishing on salt water—and catch some fish—with a 
steamboat and a brass band, One may go to a stream 
or lake with a limited mob and shout by day and hold 
two pair by night, and call it fishing, and yet reap more 
tares and injuries to health than if he had pursued the 
even tenor of his way between hot walls. 

But none of these are anglers, except they be caught 
- accident, or the design of learning how the other half 
ive. 

The deilght of angling is the call of the wild turkey 
from the distant hillside pines, to surprise a brood of sum- 
mer ducks and watch them scurry to the shelter of the 
grass—to see the jealous perch hovering over its nest 
of pebbles, or the wild flowers, dew-spangled, opening 
wider to the rising sun, and incidentally to catch a fish. 
The last is least, yet stands for all. Just as two bits of 
wood at right angles stand for all that is good and pure 
in the present—all we have of hope hereafter. 

Come with us for our first day’s outing. We are two, 
for company’s sake; more is a crowd, as on some other 
occasions, but the reader shall be our honored guest to- 
day. Not many fish are to be expected, for the water arid 
the fish are to be learned over. New pools, new logs, 
new moss-beds, new fish, and it will take a trip or two to 
find where the big ones hide and feed, and that is half 
the sport and half the science, too, of taking fish. 

The Weather Bureau has phophesied rain for our day 
on the pool, but as we take our early morning way 
through the path on the edge of the forest, every leaf is 
covered with a dew so heavy that the tiny globules on the 
hairs of the leaves stand out thick and white as a hoar 
frost, and this means no rain. Better still, the dewy nets 
of the spiders are set all about, fresh and celan, spun 
over night, and these little signal service peoples do not 
waste their labors, and fresh webs in the morning will 
kéep the rain away till nightfall. Then, as the boat makes 
its first round close to the edge of- the pool, ‘to find in 
the grass some great pike or bass lying in wait for-an 
early breakfast, the cat-tail and the sedge in serried ranks 
lift their green blades straight in air, jeweled with crystal 
drops that sparkle in the level sun like new-cut diamonds, 
and we know that another glorious day is before us, an.] 
that not even a shower will drive us from the lake or in- 
terrupt our holiday. 

As a rule, in the lake the very early morning fishing is 
not profitable to the man with a fly; the bass and pike 
seem to do little surface feeding before 10 o’clock. It 
may be that the cool weather has retarded the hatching of 
the flies, and that the fish are not attracted to the surface 

until the nOonday ‘sun has warmed the flies to life and 
sent them dancing over the water. : 

With minnow fishing it is different, and our first tri 
for the pike this year was an unusually warm day in 


April. We took a dozen or so in the early morning while 
the sky was overcast. Then the sun came out bright 
and hot and the pike disappeared as if by magic, appar- 
ently retiring to the shades of the moss beds and weed 
patches, from which we could do nothing to entice them. 

With the fly our best hours in this pool have been from 
noon to 2 o'clock, and from 5 to dark. This has been 
true of the pool bass for three years, though favorable 
hours with wind and warmth and fleecy clouds just right 
have given us good sport at times, outside of these regu- 
lar periods. 

In the stream fishing, where the bass are hunted in their 
rocky haunts, lying in wait for what the winds and cur- 
rents may bring them, the feeding hours have not been 
so marked for us, and we can hope for some response at 
any time when we can drop the lure before the nose of a 
hungry bass from dawn to dusk. 

There is a railroad drawbridge here over a channel 
some 20ft. deep. When the tide is half in or out, and the 
current swift, the white perch gather here in schools, 
lurking in the shadows and hiding under the scum caught 
by the cross timbers, and shoot out from cover to catch 
insects and other food on the approaching surface be- 
fore it strikes the foam and is lost. 

Dropping No. to flies in front of this has always been 
an easy way to secure all the small perch we wanted, but 
when we were here ten days since, though the perch were 
more numerous than ever, and feeding as busily, we could 
do nothing with them. Instead of feeding above the 
scum, they were in plain sight in the clear water below 
in constant commotion, snapping and sucking with a 
noise that one could hear rods away, apparently feeding 
on invisible midges on the surface. 

Again we tried the 10 flies, but they seemed only to 
frighten the fish to deep water. The only small flies we 
had were a half dozen red ibis, usually one of the best 
for sunfish or perch, though of little use for bass. For 
this trip we have brought some midge flies tied to No. 
16 hooks. Watch how eagerly they take the yellow and 
the gray, but refuse the black. 

Now notice the water closely; it is fairly alive with 
tiny fry that we have not seen before. Little fellows about 
lin. long, almost transparent, with an abdomen like a 
silver thread, invisible from above. The dip-net, thrust 
down among them, brings up dozens clinging like threads 
to the coarse meshes. We are too poorly equipped sci- 
entifically to determine the species, but from their general 
appearance, the great run this year, and their numbers, 
they are probably herring, coming down out of the spawn 
beds in the creek. When the sun strikes among the 
shadows of the bridge, where they hide, the light resolves ° 
the nebulous swarm into countless points, and millions 
only will express the impression, without conveying 
much idea of the actual conditions. But, feeding as they 
are, on the fry, it is some satisfaction to have proven these 
perch will take the artificial bait, by catching a couple 
of dozen in a few minutes, and it is evident, if one desired, 
that thousands could be secured, as three can be taken al- 
most as easily as one, and there seems to be no limit to 
their number. Of course they are small and not attract- 
ive when anything better is within reach. 

The great black and green dragon fly is very busy on 
the pool, flying all about the surface, trying to find suit- 
able places to deposit its eggs. It is not easy, as usual, to- 
day. The moss beds have grown up pretty solid, and the 
islands of moss make a safe resting place for the dragon, 
where she can rest for a moment while she places the 
egg on a twig of moss just under the surface of the 
water, but two or three high tides have raised the water 
in the pool 10 or 12 in., the solid banks are submerged, 
and only floating fronds and extra long plumes of the 
feathery moss come to the surface, and when the dragon 
hovers too closely or too long there is a rush and a snap 
of a hungry bass, and if Mr. Fly does not go up quickly, 
he goes down. This is going on all over the moss beds, 
but those we watch, mostly get away. One, however, 
not 6ft. from the boat, was fluttering above a single 
spray of moss, with the ovipositor bent down 
dipping and hitting the twig with its single white 
blossom, when out of the depths, straight up, shot 
a bass at the dragon; he caught it fairly and bit it in two, 
and the trunk, with its four wings almost large enough to 
cover a playing card, was left rudderless to flutter on the 
water. It clung to the oar blade, but we could do noth- 
ing for it and it is dropped back. We have hardly gone 
3 or 4yds. when there is another splash, announcing its 
untimely end, and there is no more to mark its having 
been than we can find of those which lived before the 
tiood. 

The wind is blowing a moderately stiff breeze, but 
under the lee of a grass patch an attempt is made to cast 
against it. 

With rather coarse tackle, a 90z. rod and a D line, it 
was not hard to get out fairly well, and the ripple was 
heavy enough to obviate the necessity of extraordinary 
casts. A bit of moss catches the dropper, checks the re- 
trieve, makes the back cast low, and though an extra ef- 
fort does get the line out, both flies fall in a heap. As 
they touch the water a 1b. bass rises and seizes both. He 
is brought close enough to the boat to see he has the 
dropper in his upper lip and the stretcher in his mouth. 
Suddenly the hold of the fly broke and he started away 
with a rush, and the rod flew back; but the stretcher 
caught on, and again he was checked, but only for a 
moment or two, for at his first leap from the water he 
shakes himself free. The wonder is, not that he is lost, 
but that he ever rose to the flies in a bunch. 

We hear the plash of a large fish not far from the boat, 
and as we turn see a great carp rise in the air, flounder 
awkwardly forward, half turning, and showing the red 
on his under side, and fall broadside with a noise out 
of proportion to his 20lbs. This is a new leap for the 
carp, which usually jumps almost perpendicularly up- 
ward and drops back tail first. 

When evening comes our basket is not filled to over- 
flowing, but we are satisfied, and as we trudge homeward 
in the gloaming, tired and happy, there is not much talk, 
for the mind is busy in the dark room developing and fix- 
ing the many pictures we have secured in the long, per- 
fect June day. Henry Ta.porr. 


The anp Srezam is to press cach week e 
comerpondencs intended for publication. shoud reach wn tthe 


Monday and as much carlier as practicable. 





Jury 1, 1899.) 


FOREST AND STREAM. 


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Bastigan Brook. 


WERE you ever up in northern Maine? 
There winds a road to Calais town; 
A friendly guide you need retain— 
You’d best inquire for William Brown. 
He knows the woods from road to lake, 
Where yards the deer or hides the trout— 
Can lure the partridge from the brake, 
Or pull the lively salmon out. 


A jolly fellow’s Brown! His guest 
Can find no better! Square—no blow— 
He’s knocked around, has herded West, 
Is “honest Injun” top to toe. 
Where is his farm? On yonder hill, 
The finest in the Carroll range; 
Why, every farmer bout Lakeville 
Can point out Brown’s this side the grange. 


Dropped in on Brown one day in June, 
And kissed his wife—we’re cousins, see? 
“You're right in time for grub—it’s noon; 
Fall in around the board,” said he. 
At this command each seized a chair, 
While jokes and stories reigned supreme; 
We trained like kids at county fair, 
And Brown—he was a two-horse team. 


“Suppose we try Bastigan Brook?” 
Said Brown. “Can you endure the tramp?” 
He asked me, with a quizzing look; 
“Tf legs should fail you, we can camp.” 
“Agreed!” I laughed. He did not know 
That once a rougher road I trod— 
A road that led to Jericho— 
But then I had no fishing rod. 


Well said. Next morn, at rise of sun, 
Equipped with lunch and lines and bait, 
We steered for where the brook begun, 
Drawn by Brown’s mare of nimble gait. 
We rode as far as Jones’ farm, 
There left our rig and sallied out, 
To seek the brook—that sylvan charm— 
That held for us the speckled trout. 


We filed along a logging road, 
And reached a lumber camp at last— 
In winter time the rude abode 
Of hardy men whose lives are passed 
In toil among those solitudes. 
Right welcome is the stranger there, 
Where discontentment seldom broods, 
While aught they have they gladly share. 


But lonesome was the camp that day; 
A solitary porcupine 
We startled from his rest; away 
We turned, through bush and tangled vine, 
And hastened on, until the brook, 
’Mid forest, winding in and out, 
Before us lay, then cast the hook, 
And caught the finest speckled trout. 


But flies, mosquitoes! Why, the air 
Was black—they covered every spot— 
Hands, face and neck, wherever bare, 
Till Brown observed, “‘’Tis pretty hot!" 
(The cuss-word here I’ll not repeat.) 
Lo! dangling from uplifted hook, 
A mammoth trout dropped at his feet, 
Then, swish! into Bastigan Brook. 


So, on for miles, we fished and tramped, 
Till Brown remarked, “We have enough 
For breakfast, sure’’ and then he camped, 
Pulled out the lunch and said: “‘You’re tough.” 
In spite of flies, we ate and laughed, 
Then gathered up our traps and trout; 
A drink from Bastigan we quaffed, 
And wearily we plodded out. 


But home at last! The sun just down; 
Then bed—such sleep! till breakfast call. 
The feast was spread. “It’s done up brown!” 
I laughed. “But you can’t have it all,” 
Said Brown, as ’gain he passed the dish. 
We joked, we ate, we praised the cook. 
Friend, would you take that tramp for fish? 
For trout? Then try Bastigan Brook. 
Watters ALLEN Rice. 


New Jersey Surf Fishing. 


Asspury Park, N. J., June 24.—The last week has 
brought many improvements in surf fishing. While bass 
are not plentiful, still some are taken nearly every day, at 
the different favorite points. The sluiceway at the foot 
of Deal Lake is at present the most productive point. 
The larger fish are not yet in evidence, 5 to 12lbs. being 
the run of size. A good northeast blow would un- 
doubtedly improve matters greatly and give us a run of 
the big fellows. 

Kingfish are fairly abundant, but not as plentiful as at a 
corresponding period last year, but never have I taken 
larger or finer conditioned fish. Weakfish have run in 
the surf and are beginning to take the hook, twelve being 
the number of the best day as yet from our pier. The 
water is literally alive with bait fish, and that argues 
much for future sport. Bluefish are holding closer in 
shore than my- last letter expressed, and a few have 
been taken on the squid. 

Barnegat Bay is fairly alive with fish of all kinds—even 
the blues are very abundant in the inlets. So much for 
protection in those waters. I inclose a letter from my 
friend, Mr. L. P. Streeter, which explains what is being 
done in the surf further down the coast. All the old- 
timers are now with us, and the sport is being pursued 
without much relaxation. The indications all along are of 
the most promising character, both as regards river and 
bay, as well as the open sea. Leonarp Hu ir. 


My Dear Mr. Hulit: 

: The following report is the result of four days’ fishing 
in the surf at Ba t City. The fish were taken with 
rod and reel by the following gentlemen: C. A. Atkins 
and J. F. Hawkins, Asbury Park; G. E. Kirsten, Hoboken ; 





* 


H. K. Boyer, Philadelphia, and L. P. Streeter, East 
Orange, N. J. 

June 13.—C. A. Atkins, two channel bass, 23 and 21lbs.; 
G. E. Kirsten, two channel bass, 22 and 16lbs.; L. P. 
Streeter, two channel bass, 23 and 1olbs. 

June 14.—C. A. Atkins, three channel bass, 28, 25 and 
2olbs.; G. E. Kirsten, two channel bass, 36 and 2olbs.; 
J. F. Hawkins, one channel bass, 2olbs.; L. P. Streeter, 
three channel bass, 25, 20 and 2olbs. 

June 16.—H. K. Boyer, one striped bass, glbs.; L. P. 
Streeter, one striped bass, 2olbs.; L. P. Streeter, one 
channel bass, 2olbs. 

Recapitulation—C. A. Atkins, five channel bass, 117|bs. ; 
G. E. Kirsten, four channel bass, 94lbs.; J. F. Hawkins, 
one channel bass, 2olbs.; H. K. Boyer, one striped bass, 
glbs.; L. P. Streeter, one striped bass, 2olbs.; L. P. 
Streeter, six chanel bass, 127lbs. For a party of five per- 
sons fishing four days, sixteen channel bass weighing 
358lbs. and two striped bass weighing 2glbs. is a very 
creditable score. Kindly have this inserted in the next 
issue of ForEsT AND STREAM. L. P. STREETER. 


The Salt-Water League. 


Fellow Fishermen: 

The Protective League of Salt Water Fishermen was 
organized to obtain legislation looking to the enactment 
of beneficial laws for the protection of salt-water fish, 
the co-operation of fishermen at large in conforming to 
and enforcing the same, and generally in furthering and 
aiding all lawful methods looking to prompt action in all 
violations of law appertaining thereto. 

There never was a time when the fishermen grumbled 
more than just before this League was formed. They 
would go here and there grumbling, and what good did 


ee cal BOP 5 Agee sce Pre eed 





THE SIZE OF HIM. 


that do for the time being? Ten thousand acting the 
same way would never accomplish anything. The only 
thing left to do was to organize, which they did. But 
are those same grumblers coming into the League? That is 
the question. can safely say they are not. And why 
not? They seem to reason, “What is the use of my join- 
ing? There are others enough, and I am only one in a 
thousand, and I do not need to belong to the League; 
they will get along without my little say.” 

Those are the very men we want. Just think of how 
everything with organized effort is fought and won. We 
who belong to this League mean to win; and we must 
have the co-operation of every fisherman. Let every 
fisherman, no matter how young or old, send his name and 
address to our office, No. 20 Bond street, and I assure him 
that it will be a benefit for him to join, and that at the end 
of the year he will find that he has done a useful thing 
in joining this League. For they not only help to accom- 
plish the objects of the League, but will find their re- 
sources grow. 

We know that fish must be caught for market; but we 
do object to two-thirds of fish caught in nets going to 
waste, by making manure. We have positive proofs of 
this, and we know of what we say to be true, and we mean 
to say that this work (or slaughter of fish), illegal fishing, 
must cease in the near future. What are you going to 
do about it? Are you going to stand idly by and see this 
thing continue, or are you willing to join us to abolish 
it? It only costs $1 to join—not 10 cents per week. Ar- 
rangements are being made whereby fishermen can save 
10 per. cent. of what they usually spend at fishing stations 
by showing their membership cards. That in itself 
means their membership free at the end of the year. Be- 
sides, instructions are given to members as to where, 
when and how to rig tackle and what bait to use to catch 
fish. Is that not a benefit? But do not forget the ob- 
jects of the League. Send in your name and address 
and it will be referred to the branch delegate of your 
respective district, who will explain-all to you and en- 
lighten you on the subject. Do not fail in this matter, 
worthy fishermen. THeEoporE Brepincer, Pres. 

No 2% Bonn Srreer. New York. 


The following committees of the League were appointed 


at the regular meeting, June 14. President Biedinger is 
ex-officio a member of each committee: 
Press.—Robert Cook, Sam Howard and Daniel A. 
Nesbitt. 
Grievance.—Albert Baywood, Chas. Lorch, 
Howard, Edward Schott and John Lefferts. 
Excursion—Wm. Roeber, Col. Jas. F. Milliken, Ed- 
ward Schott, Chas Lorch and Albert Baywood. 
Law.—Robert Cook, Col. Jas. F. Milliken and Joseph 


Steiner. : 
Jas. F. Milliken, Eugene 


Sam 


By-Law _ Revision.—Col. 


Fliedner, Charles Lorch, Dr. Isaac Snyder and Edward 
Schott. 


A Michigan Fisherwoman. 


Editor Forest and Stream: 

I recently referred to the fact that Forest AnD STREAM 
doctrines are pervasive, and quoted a few incidents in 
evidence. I now have to note that other Forest AND 
STREAM principles are likewise pervasive. Of course you 
have long advocated rational recreation for all persons, 
regardles of age, sex or condition. Of course, the utmost 
liberty in the matter of outfit, equipment and dress has; 
ever been maintained, and equally the liberty of remark 
concerning same. A person is at liberty to load himself 
up with “store toggery” to any extent, and likewise those: 
of us who have been in the woods enough to appreciate 
a pair of strong wool pants with 80z. canvas seat and 
knees, or have learned to boil coffee for dinner without 
firing a brush pile, or the woods themselves, feel equally 
free to pass remarks liberally on the above mentioned 
toggery. Most any of the children of the wilds are quali- 
fied to do that intelligently. They know the difference: 
between live and dead fish, and preferring them alive, they 
bring theirs in that way, whenever practicable, whether: 
it is by toggery of the stores or of their own invention. 
The real children of the wilds are also full of resources, 
devices and inventions galore. 

But to my proofs. I will prove all three things at 


once. Recreation pervades, spreads, extends more and 
more. Also the right to wear any kind of a sporting 
dress. Also my right to remark the same. It comes 


about in this wise. Twice, lately, I have seen, fishing, at 
about in this wise: Twice. lately, I have seen, fishing, at 
form of light yellow and black, her headdress streaming 
out in the wind. I did not see her take any fish, but I hope 
she did, for she is a diligent fisherwoman, apparently, in 
her way, and according to her lights. May her number in- 
crease. The priests are good fishermen often, but I have 
never known of a fishing nun before. 
J. B. Davis. 


Potomac Notes. 


Wasuincrton, D. C., June 26.—The last few days have 
found many of our anglers enjoying fine bass fishing in 
the Potomac from Washington to Harper’s Ferry and 
beyond. Several carloads of Sir Izaak’s followers have 
passed over the Metropolitan Branch of the B. & O., and 
good strings of fish have been brought into the city. 
The number of anglers out was large, owing to the fact 
that there had been a long wait for favorable conditions. 
Among those we have chanced to run against are: Charley 
Laird. who fished at Tuscarora and caught nineteen bass. 
including two beauties—a 4 and 5-pounder. Simons and 
Minnix, fishing up Point of Rocks way, caught forty. 
Crandall, Whiting and Umbraugh captured twenty-eight 
at Dickerson’s. Kent and Strasburger, fourteen at Point 
= a and Gunard and Keys, five bass at Sycamore 
sland. 

Henry Talbott reports good fishing for black bass at 
Occoquan, where he took sixteen on Saturday. The fish 
were caught on a fly in about a half-hour. One weigh- 
ing about 2lbs. was struck at the foot of the falls. He 
proved a lively chap, leaping out of the water and break- 
ing the rod near the middle. 

Two or three thunderstorms visited the river on one of 
the days, and several wet-throughs were experienced. 
The water will probably be unfavorable for the next few 
days, but should clear up and be in excellent condition 
by the end of the week. 


A Good Plan. 


Boston, Mass.—Editor Forest and Stream: Mr. Isaac 
Wharmly, secretary Fall River Fish and Game Club, in 
a letter just received says that five men were caught 
taking black bass illegally at South Watuppa Lake on 
Decoration Day. Two appeared in court and were fined 
$2 each. The others were defaulted. As itis not lawful to 
take black bass less than 8in. long, the Fall River 
sportsmen propose to supply crude rulers 8in. long to 
boats. with the law inscribed thereon, that he who rows 
or fishes may read. He also writes that an attempt is 
being made to stock their lakes with lake trout or with 
landlocked salmon. H. H. 


Cobbosseecontee. 


PorTLanD, Me., June 19.—I like to finish the spring 
fishing at Cobbosseecontee Lake. Small-mouth bass are 
always on tap after June 15. Bob D. says: “When yer 
hook one, fust thing he’ll du er’l be ter try and climb a 
tree.” But Bob said he was “Dry as er cork leg” when 
he was thirsty. They have shut off fishing in the streams 
and have a hatchery there now. How are these for one 
day and one-boat scores: No. 1—3%4, 3%, 3%, 3%, 2%, I. 
No. 2.—4%, 3%, 4%, 3%, 4%. These are genuine brook 
trout scores. Watch that lake. It’s a good one. Go to 
Monmouth, Me., and drive to Chas. Brown’s. three miles. 

Prnx EDGE. 


The Size of Him. 


THE muscalonge picture illustrates a big fish; also the 
fact that the camera never deceives. The fish was taken 
by Rev. J. Phillip de Bevers Kaye, rector of St. James’ 
Episcopal Church of Ironwood, Mich., in Round Lake, 
Ontonagon county, Mich. It measured 42in.; weight, 
41%lbs. So it was a big one after all; but had it been as 
gigantic in comparison with its captor as here idicated. 
Mr. Kaye would have been taken into the lake instead 
of having taken the fish out. 














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Staten Island Fishing. 


Princess Bay, S. L, N. Y., June 20.—Yesterday I 
landed fourteen weakfish, the majority weighing about 
a2lbs. each. The fishing has been good here, and the sea 
son bids fare to be a successful one. 

Isaac SMITH. 





Hucuenor, S. I., N. Y., June 19.—Weakfishing has com- 
menced here, catches of five and six to a boat being re- 
ported frequently. To-day I got three in a short while, 
and other parties now coming in report fair luck. 

Cuas. F. NewMan. 





ANNADALE, S. I., N. Y., June 19.—The first weakfish of 
the season was landed here yesterday. To-day several 
more were caught. Several parties are expected here to- 
night, and in a few days the fishing season will be on in 
full blast. Cuas, GELLER. 


Princess Bay, Staten Island, N. Y., June 24.—Last 
evening Henry Shultz caught eight as fine weakfish as 
have been brought ashore this season; the eight fish 
weighed a trifle over 25lbs. They were caught with 
shrimp at high tide at a place called “the flats” in Princess 
Bay Cove, in about 6ft. of water. They were certainly 
beauties. Everyone told Mr. Shultz he was crazy for 
going out last night, as we had a strong southeast 
wind, and the old combers were just doing their best; so 
we took a large oyster skiff and rode the waves as safely 
as could be, and never in my life have I hooked a weakfish 
that put up as good a fight as they did. Shallow water 
and a. heavy sea account for the gaminess, I think. 

If any of your inquiring readers want to know where 
to go weakfishing, you can recommend the south side of 
Staten Island, at present, any way from Petler’s, at New 
Dorp, to Ward’s Point, Tottenville. We have not had as 
early fishing here in a good many years, and the fish are 
running very large. Parties this morning have come in 
with fine catches. oi. 


Long Island Fishing. 


Wreck Leap, L. I., June 26.—Fishing during the past 
week has been good. The usual variety of fish have 
been caught. Weakfish, which were scarce for a week or 
two, have returned, and are being taken in large num- 
bers. Ely Rosenkranz, a resident of the Borough of 
Manhattan, was drowned here on Sunday. He was a 
well-known fisherman. 





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Queenswater, L. I., June 26.—The fishing during 
the past week has been all that could be desired. The 
average catch for parties who have gone out to the fish- 
ing banks has probably been over 100 fish. Some, of 
course, have caught more, some less. All sorts of fish have 
been caught, but fluke, bass and weakfish have made 
up the bulk of the catch. Great preparations are being 
made for the snipe shooting, which begins next week and 
lasts until Dec. 31. QUAHAUG. 


Chicago Fly-Casting Club. 


Cuicaco, Ill., June 23.—Editor Forest and Stream: 
The fourth competition of the season was held to-day, and 
the records made were as follows: 


Long Distance Accuracy Bait 

Distance and Accuracy, and Delicacy,, Casting, 

Fly, Feet. Per Cent. Per Cent. Per Cent. 
DEMISE since: 4 Se Hie Fh evens 87 2-5 
I. H. Bellows. . 113 93 2°3 97 94 4715 
C. Chadwick... 80 . ee Ee 79 25 
H. Greenwood.. &9 88 93 1-2 87 S15 
H. G. Hascall... 103 92 2-3 97 1-6 97 8-15 
e.. A, RECEOOM, «cic 90 92 1-3 95 815 
st: EE bs. hein 05 13°15 
A, EINE. os. ws 92 1-3 06 1-2 * 87 13715 
H. A. Newkirk. ... 87 97 94 II-I5 
F, N. Peet..... 104 88 2-3 96 5°6 97 4715 
i eS eee 92 92 QI 1-3 
A. .G... Saeith..../ oF 89 06 2-3 90 4°55 


Holders of Medals: Long distance fly, I. H. Bellows; 
distance and accuracy, I. H. Bellows; accuracy and deli- 
cacy, H. G. Hascall; bait casting, H. G. Hascall. 


— Qhe Fennel. 


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Fixtures. 


BENCH SHOWS. 


Sept. 4-7.—Toronto, Can.—Toronto Industrial Exhibition Asso- 
ciation’s eleventh annual show. 

Nov. 22-24.—New York.—American Pet Dog Club’s show. S. 
C. Hodge, Supt. 


FIELD TRIALS. 


Nov. 6.—Bicknell, Ind.—Indiana Field Trial Club’s trials. S. 
H. Socwell, Sec’y. 

Nov. 14.—Chatham, Ont.—International Field Trial Club’s tenth 
annual trials. W. B. Wells, Hon. Sec’y. 

Nov, 14.—Washington, C. H., O.—Ohio Field Trial Club’s 
trials. C. E. Baughn, Sec’y. 

Dec. 8.—Newton, N. C.—Continental Field Trial Club’s trials. 
Thos. Sturges, Sec’y. 


Dogs on Lake Steamers. 
They are Better than Barometers, 


MastTeERS of steamers and tow barges on the lakes 
have a fondness for dogs, and on dozens of the boats 
running between Lake Erie ports and upper lake ports 
dogs are carried. Sailors generally show an inclination for 
pets, but the dog is something more than a pet on the 
lakes. He is a valuable member of the crew. He is con- 
sidered as trustworthy as a barometer in giving notice of 
an approaching storm. Most of these dogs are cowards 
in storms. Occasionally a captain finds a dog that is not 
afraid of heavy weather and seems to enjoy the rolling 
or pitching of the obat, but as a rule dogs are as afraid 
of a gale as a woman passenger, and at the first sign of 
a storm hunt for a hiding place. 

“T had a dog that was as, much like a woman as it was 
possible for an animal to be,” said a captain who has carried 
a dog with him for nearly a quarter of a century. “He 


could tell a storm that was coming long before I could 
notice it, and often before the barometer would change. 
He would come to me whining and crying, and I couldn’t 
keep him away from my heels. He seemed to be asking 
me to put him ashore or to find a comfortable place for 
him. I used to feel sorry for him, he’d carry on so. 
When the storm would strike us he would be out’ of 
sight, and we often found him hiding under the bunks 
and in corners where he could not see anything and could 
not be easily seen. I believe that if he could have done 
it he would have jumped into bed and pulled the covers 
over his head. 

“We were always very careful that he didn’t get hurt 
in loading or unloading, for he was worth a good deal 
of money to us. Many a time, when we had a thick fog, 
I’d hunt for that dog and keep him near me. He was 
better than a chart. He could smell land further away 
than a man could see it in fair weather, and all of us kept 
a close watch on him during a fog. If he jumped up and 
down as though something pleased him very much, you 
could be certain that we were getting close to land. 

I remember one time we were coming down Lake Su- 
perior from Duluth in a heavy fog. We had had fog all 
the way up, and Jackson—that was his name—was pretty 
tired of sailing when we reached Duluth and tried to 
jump up, but we caquldn’t spare him, and he stayed with 
us. We didn’t have as many lights in those days as we do 
now, and it was no easy thing to take a boat from the 
upper end of Lake Superior to Sault Ste. Marie in a fog 
that was with you all the time. 

“Jackson was so disgusted that he lost all interest in 
the boat and spent the time sleeping on deck. When we 
were about abreast Whitefish Point, I was figuring that 
we were outside far enough to be safe, and was not the 
least bit nervous. Suddenly, Jackson jumped up and 
ran to the rail and put his paws up as though he expected 
to look right over to a dock. 

“T saw him and at once gave the engineer the signal to 
check, and Jackson barked as though he was immensely 
pleased. I signaled to stop and yelled to the first mate 
to get out the lead. Just then I saw a lumber schooner 
loom up in the fog, and I’ll tell you we were so close to- 
gether when she passed that I could almost touch her 
booms. That dog had smelled that boat, sure as you're 
born, and if I hadn’t checked there would have been a 
collision and then a suit, and I would have had hard 
work to explain why I was not sounding a fog signal.”— 
Buffalo Letter in New York Sun. 





Dogs as Property. 

Tue Supreme Court of South Carolina holds that a dog 
has value and can be stolen, and that the old common 
law is out of date and the modern dog is entitled to legal 
protection, and if you steal a dog you can be sent to 
prison. The case was started in Newberry, where a negro 
named Langford was charged with stealing a dog, dog- 
house, etc. The Circuit judge held, according to the com- 
mon law, that a dog was not the subject of larceny, and 
quashed the indictment. Now the Supreme Court unan- 
imously holds that the common law does not apply here ; 
that it is wrong not to value a dog simply because he is 
not edible, and that it is not a whim or caprice to keep a 
dog. The court defends the dog for devotion and attach- 
ment, and contends that it is entirely a punishable crime 
to steal a dog, and that the stealing of a dog may be 
punished if the facts warrant and the indictment be prop- 
erly drawn. The Circuit Court is reversed on the dog 
demurrer.—Charleston News and Courier, June 18. 








Canoeing. 


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Canoes and Canoe-Yawls. 


Apropos of our remarks in a recent issue, the Field of 
June 17 discusses the question of canoe and canoe-yawl 
as follows. Of course we are aware that Crayfish is not a 
canoe, but the question still remains as to why there were 
no canoes at a canoe meet. 





As a general rule, when reading sporting articles, re- 
ports of races, or criticisms of details connected with 
sport, Englishmen of experience in that branch of sport 
are apt to take little or no notice of wrong or incorrect 
use of names, either as applied to type of craft or to model 
or to fitment; but there are occasions when the sport may 
be harmed by allowing misstatement or the improper 
absorption of title to pass out to the world undisputed and 
not corrected. 

In this connection the improper use of the title of 
“canoe,” when used in relation to the canoe-yawls, canoe- 
yachts and even to raters, has done an immense amount 
of harm to the genuine sport of canoeing; that. is, to 
single-handed canoe sailing, whether racing or cruising. 
No doubt large-sized craft are sometimes formed of canoe 
nature, but more often they are only of canoe form, with- 
out any of the real qualities of a canoe, and, indeed, falling 
far below the canoe in the quality of sailing and of speed 
under sail, in which a sailing boat ought to excel over a 
restricted canoe. Taking an instance which may very 
easily be wrongly accepted by our American cousins as 
descriptive of the present state of canoe sailing in Eng- 
land, we find the lines of the canoe-yawl Crayfish pu 
lishel in the American Forest AND STREAM under the title 
“A Modern English Canoe.” Of course, we know that 
the verv practical editor of the Forest ANp STREAM and 
other American canoe experts will not be misled by the 
title and description given, but will judge by the lines 
and measurements comparatively with those of the modern 
sailing canoes so frequently described of late. But the 
rank and file will p bly give no further thought than 
that Crayfish is a typical English canoe of latest pattern, 
and that the canoe proper has died, : 

The description of the drawings of the Crayfish, under 
the heading of “A Modern English Canoe,” a rs to be 
from the pen of her owner and designer, Mr. Clayton, 


and he gives her ballast as 7cewt., and loaded centerplate 
18slbs., or a total of g69lbs. ballast. To this should be 
added the weight of two men palensing. 9m deck, 
say 10 stone each at least, making e total of 1,249lbs. Her 





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second, M. D. 


sail area is given at 145 sq. ft.; so she has to carry 8.6lbs. 
of ballast per square foot of sail, and that on a water- 
line of 16ft. 4in. and a beam of 4ft. 8in. 

Now, the modern canoe, leaving the sliding seat class 
out of the question, carries a sail area of 140 sq. ft. on a 
ballasting (taking the heaviest) of 140lbs., plus man of 
140lbs. ; that is a total of 280lbs. ; so she carries 2lbs. ballast 
per foot of sail, instead of the above named 8.6lbs. per 
ao her waterline is only 13ft. and her beam is 
3ft. 6in. 





The Forest aANp SrreAM refrains from criticising the 
design, but winds up a very weighty remark thus: “The 
important point is that such a craft, with 1,o0olbs. of 
ballast and less sail than a 30in. unballasted canoe, should 
prove herself in a measure the representative boat at a 
so-called canoe meet. If this is canoeing, what is the 
sport formerly known by that name?” That is just the 
question which must strike all who are not aware of some 
leading details which do not appear in the description of 
the craft. 

In the first place, the race for the Lough Erne cup, 
which was won by Crayfish, was a handicap race. There 
were no modern canoes, rigged and sailed in modern 
form, competing against her. The nearest approach 
thereto was the Solitaire, she sailing, however, under 
75{t. of sail, whereas any of the modern-type canoes would 
have had rooft. to 120ft. in such a breeze, if not whole 
sail. 

It has always been a difficult matter to clearly define 
what is a “canoe.” Modern ideas generally associate the 
word with a small one-man craft, which can be paddled 
and can be lifted and handled on shore by two men. Prob- 
ably the following crude definition would go far enough 
and conserve the title to genuine canoes, if it were gen- 
erally adopted; but where men persist in calling yachts 
canoes simply because the stern of the yacht is built sharp 
and the body shallow, there is a bank of falsity which 
every canoe man should do his best to dredge away. 
Therefore, a canoe is a sharp-ended shallow-draft craft, 
which can be efficiently paddled by her crew, and can be 
carried over land by two men, or on wheels by her skipper, 
or be dragged out of water by her skipper sufficiently for 
camping purposes, 

The main feature of canoe nature is ability to be propel- 
able by paddle, and to be easily transportable. Now, a 
canoe-yawl has neither of these qualities; she can only 
be propelled, manually, by oars, and very inefficiently at 
that; and, practically, she cannot be carried except she 
be entirely gutted, and even then a strong force of men 
is required. She must remain afloat, or be beached with 
risk, and a considerable amount of help in addition to 
her crew will be absolutely necessary for beaching. The 
essential feature of canoe cruising is independence; that 
is, possibility of the crew, unaided, doing all that is or may 
be necessary with the canoe and her gear on a cruise. Of 
course, it will generally be better to employ assistance 
in transporting or beaching, but the ability should exist, 
often one man doing it alone when it becomes necessary 
and when no assistance is at hand. Such difficulty seldom 
arises except in cruising along a sea coast, but the ab- 
sence of ability to drag up clear of water, unaided, may 
mean the wreck of the canoe, especially when caught in a 
freshening on-shore breeze and sea. 

We do not maintain that canoe-yawls have no place 
properly in canoeing; on the contrary, they are a very 
useful type or class of craft for cruising and camping 
on estuaries and large lakes, provided they are not too 
heavily constructed and ballasted or excessively rigged. 
When a craft is given a fixed cabin-top, a fixed metal keel 
and a deep draft of fixed keel, she can no longer justly 
claim to be of canoe type; and it plainly is the duty of all 
canoe clubs to so define or classify canoe-yawls that the 
small yacht or rater may not invade the class. The Royal 
Canoe Club rule for canoe-yawls requires that all ballast, 
metal keel or centerplate shall be detachable from the 
yawl; and without such a provision in the rules there 
would certainly be an influx of fin and bulb-keeled craft 
whenever valuable prizes were put on to be raced for. 

The mixed racing between canoes and canoe-yawls is 
never satisfactory. If the canoe-yawl is well designed, 
rigged and handled she ought, by her size and power, al- 
ways to beat the canoe; and even the Y. R. A. time allow- 
ance, which is roughly a minute a mile between them, 
should barely put them on a level. But the up to date 
experience in the R. C. C. is that the canoes can beat 
the yawls without time allowance in nearly all winds. 
Probably this is attributable to the inferiority of design 
and fitment of the existing yawls. But, none the less, the 
racing of the two classes should be kept distinct. 
Arbitrary time allowance, based on size or power, can only 
be correct in one condition of wind and water, and at all 
other times one or the other class will have an undue ad- 
vantage. This would still further be the case in the 
B. C. A. cun race, when the competitors have to carry a 
complete camp kit and stores; the yawl would be carrying 
a mere featherweight for her size, while the canoe would 
be sailing deep-laden. 


Red Dragon C. C. 


Tue Red Dragon C. C. held its annual regatta on June 
24 at the club house, near Wissinoming. A strong wind 
roughened up the Delaware River and made paddling very 
difficult. The events were: 

Tandem, Double Blades.—M. D. Wilt and L. R. Titus 
first, E. D. Crittenden and A. S. Fennimore second, H. 
M. Kraemer and J. E. Murray third. Crittenden and 
Fennimore claimed a foul. 

Single, Double Blades—M. D. Wilt first, E. W. Crit- 
tenden second. 

Tandem, Double Blades, Quarter Mile—W. S. Hewitt 
and R. B. Hinches, Lakanoo Club, first; M. D. Wilt and 
a R. Titus, second; H. M. Rogers and D. W. Cook, 


Tail-End Race.—A. S. Fennimore first, H. M. Rogers 
second. Crittenden and Cook failed to finish. 

Tournament between H. M. Rogers, combatant, and T. 
W. Cook, oarsman, and Lloyd R. Titus, combatant, and 
M. D. Wilt, oarsman. Won by Titus, who knocked 
Rogers overboard. 

ug of War between Rogers and Wilt, won by Wilt. 
Hand as M. aes first, Sterling Hewitt 
ilt and E. D. Crittenden third. 
Upset race declared off. 


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Jury 1, 1899.} 





Qachting. 


Fixtures. 


JUNE. 


28. Mosquito Fleet, open, South Boston, Boston Harbor. 
28. East Gloucester, cup, Gloucester, Mass. 


JULY. 

1. Wood’s Holl, sprit and_cat class, Quissett. 

1. Quincy, club, Quincy, Boston Harbor. 

1 stern, annual, Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay. 

1, American, annual cruise, Newburyport to Boston. 

1. New Rochelle, annual, open, New Rochelle, L. I, Sound. 
. Columbia-Defender, New York, New York Harbor. 
1 
1 





. New eae eerennats cup, Bayonne, Newark Bay. 

. Beverly, Cor., Monument Beach, Buzzard’s Bay. 

. Burgess, club, Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay. 

1-4. Williamsburgh, an. cruise to Cold Spg. Harbor, L. I. Sound. 

1. yaa hand sweeps, Winthrop, Boston Harbor. 

1. Savin ill, open, Savin Hill, Boston Harbor. 

1. Corinthian, Phila., knockabouts, Essington, Delaware River. 

2. Penataquit Cor., snipe class, Bayshore, Great South Bay. 

3. Stamford, annual, open. 

8-5-6. Seawanhaka Cor., 20ft. trials, Oyster Bay, L. I. Sound. 

3. Atlantic, crui rendezvous at Larchmont; 5, Larchmont to 
Black Rock, Black Rock to New London; 7, New London to 
Shelter Island. 


4-5 6. Chicago, trial races, Canada cup, Chicago, Lake Michigan. 
4. Larchmont, annual, open, Larchmont, Long Island Sound. 

4. Boston City, open, South Boston, Boston Harbor. 

4. Corinthian, ‘Marblehead, club cham., Marblehead, Mass. Bay. 
4. Wollaston, Burgess cup, Wollaston, Mass. 

4. East Gloucester, club, Gloucester, Mass. 

4. Pavonia, club special, Communipaw, New York Bay. 

4. Newport, annual, Newport, Narragansett Bay. 

4. Jamaica Bay, club, Jamaica Bay. 

4. Quannapowitt, club. 

4. Wood’s Holl, sprit & cat classes, Wood’s Holl, Hadley Harbor. 
5. American, annual, open, Milton Point, Long Island Sound. 

5. East Gloucester, club, Gloucester, Mass. 

6. Indian Harbor, special, Greenwich, Long Island Sound. 


The original of our supplement is a photo of Navahoe 
in her first season, 1893, taken on the Solent by West & 
Son, the noted English yacht photographers. 


THE new 20-footer designed by Mr. Duggan for the 
defense of the Seawanhaka cup, and built for Com. James 
Ross by the Yacht Company at Dorval, was launched 
and tried on June 24. She is of the same type as Mr. 
Duggan’s previous boats, Glencairn I., Glencairn II., 
Strathcona and Speculator, with only minor changes of 
form and dimensions from the latter two. 





Tue following candid criticism was not intended for 
publication, but we venture to quote it. The writer is a 
Clyde yachtsman, who is familiar with steam yachts such 
as that river produces. We should like to have his 
opinion of some others of the new “Protected Cruiser” 
class, such as Columbia II., successor to Columbia I., the 
new warship-yacht now building at the Crescent Shipyard. 





“A most weird thing has turned up here. It looks 
like an antediluvian whaling ship of Titanic proportions 
I believe it is the new Niagara, and judging by the amount 
of gold leaf I should say it is meant for a yacht. If so, a 
good collision would improve one end of her, and the 
other would come in very well for a handsome light- 
ship.” 


Columbia. 


THROUGHOUT all of the last week work was hurried on 
board Columbia, and on Saturday morning the yacht was 
ready for her trial trip. Mr. Iselin was at Bristol through 
the week, hurrying matters as much as possible, his head- 
quarters being on the tender St. Michaels. At 9:30 on 
Saturday morning the yacht was started from the dock 
and warped out into the channel, but she took the ground 
after moving a short distance. The efforts of her crew 
on the warping lines failed to move her, and a tug was 
summoned, but it also failed. As the tide was falling, 
guys were run off to keep the yacht upright, and every 
precaution was taken to prevent injury to her. She lay 
until the tide rose, at 5 P. M., when she floated clear 
without damage so far as could be ascertained. 

On Sunday morning Columbia got under way about 9 
o’clock, and with a light S.W. breeze sailed down to New- 
port. Here she fell in with Defender, and the two had a 
brief but decisive and most satisfactory trial. Columbia 
started on Defender’s weather quarter. The two sailed 
for a short time in a moderate S.W. breeze and smooth 
water, Columbia rapidly coming up on Defender’s weather 
and passing her. During the morning the deck fitting 
at the heel of Columbia’s bowsprit showed signs of giving 
way, and the trial was soon brought to an end. In the 
afternoon she was towed to Bristol, where repairs were 
made to the bowsprit fitting on Monday, and some other 
work finished up. On Monday Mr. Iselin made the last 
payment on the yacht, and took possession, mastheading 
his well-known red and black signal, and starting in tow 
for Newport. It was proposed to sail with Defender on 
Tuesday and to go to New London on Wednesday and 
then on to New Rochelle. The special race between 
Columbia and Defender off Sandy Hook has been post- 


poned to July 3. 





Shamrock. 


On June 24 the Prince of Wales, accompanied by Mr. 
Jameson, Lord Suffield, Capt. Halford, Mr. Will Fife, 
Jr., and Sir Thomas Lipton, visited the Thorneycroft 
Yard and inspected the new Shamrock. The yacht was 
launched on June 26, leaving the ways at 3:33 P. M. She 
was christened by Lady Russell in the presence of Sir 
Thomas Lipton and a number of guests. The yacht went 
into the water with a piece of canvas hung over her 
counter, but the rumored “petticoats” all around her 
were missi The tug Excelsior came up to take a line 
after the yacht was afloat and through carelessness struck 
her a heavy blow on the port bow, dentting. the plates, but 
doing only local damage. After the launch the yachtswas 
towed to the West India Docks, where her steel mast was 
shipped. She was to leave on Tuesday for Southampton, 
where she will be fitted out. 


Reba, stbiiervachs, designed by H. C. Wintringham for 
Nathaniel’ Witherell, was launched on June 20 by the 
Greenport Basin’ & Construction Company, Greenport, 
L. I. She is of wood, 11oft. over all. 





FOREST AND STREAM. 


Atlantic Y. C. Annual Regatta. 


SEA GATE—NEW YORK HARBOR. 
Tuesday, June 20. 


Tue Atlantic Y. C. sailed its thirty-third annual regatta 
on June 20, the starters being as follows: 


Schooners. 
First Class—100ft. 





Racing Racing 
No. Length. 
B Sos. ésivs MI a hn Peden ic cc dgactececccocedectasec case 
80ft. Class. 

uissetta, H. F. Lippi 
morita, W. Gould 
Special Class—Cruising Rig. 

Bi iceesdes Lady Evelyn, J. F. Ackerman.......ccscosccccesss 94.50 
Mi cieadcens ONT Dir, ie WET ns onececndcckuneycocantccens 105.85 
Sloops, Cutters and Yawls. 
65ft. Class. 

Pvcvenee NR Oc BE I od, cine. ociade guececdvesgonen, cnne 
52ft. Class. 

x @:.... Se te MA ccc ck a dvadudascddaucoeseees sede 
vers qusns PE 0. Ras Cccodacckvatccscccseecheceee oced 
Be Sexeadaces vira, R. NN ces cttunteceaciecesaneseans 47.85 
I Dienentes Or eo Mee PEN vecccscccacncesdcces Sdicoueetenuess 53.32 
43ft. Class. 

Si SR déecss PE Nal HUN IE eek di ccladecdscancéncccsnscconcs 45.14 


Special Class—Cruising Rig. 
-Eclipse, L. iy Callanan. 
-Daphne, G. . Copland. 
ee Bio Bae MER es cBeec bn dks codcseccacecabics “eee 


Special Class—Yawls. 
NN TES Wa. MUIR faces cnccncndedbcucecccsdcvcass odae 
Lounger, Jole Bi. Hamman scsisesccccccscccscsces tse 


36ft. Class. 
cee eOMNOGD,: Hy (SPORE INGTUOR cc crcccccccccccsiccocececs 37.20 
30ft. Class, 
N 1%...... PE A Se, SOMME cccccqtocndecccesetcvcces, ose 
Sroveae OG Ra NO cade aeshideedoaddestnsieetbccee evse 
SEE Ea § SR OUNO ociscc sb ccendctictenstudecseone 26.40 
Edla, M. P. Sherman............ aise dusk iol sitelumeae 27.70 
25ft. Class. 
Pi discs Song and Dance, L. J. Boury............. 
. Kittie, Hazen Morse.......... 
-Apteryx, C. E. Annett... 


Special 30ft. Class. 

IN Siedeccs RR UUM Wis SR cdeiscscavvevcsuss xcicudvecs *,. 30.00 
NW. cidses Weperamee, Ti. ©), FIAVEMEVET. <. <scrccccececcaceoeess 30.00 
Mainsail Yachts—Cabin. 

Classes 1 and 2—Over 2i1ft. 












S 37.. -Dot, C. T. Pierce.. - 27.40 
5. .-Ann, John Dixon.... - 27.50 
Foubovee PIGGG Ca Ee IER Go a ddiccriccdvevecddscedouscted 25.00 

Classes 3 and 4—Under 2lft. 
Wsiicocey an Vive; Gta. As Preeti isis i svsine ccc dscscucesais 20.50 
Mainsail Yachts—Open. 
Classes 3 and 4—Under 21ft. 
Wevsineis Martha M., Rad ded dedccecesavedededecees 18.20 
Diceveke ee, (Ue iy EMU SEA ve dacedecvenccecossereensews 19.30 


The start was made off the new club station, Sea Gate, 
the schooners sailing around the Scotland and Sandy Hook 
lightships, while the cutters, the 43ft. and larger classes, 
turned the Scotland. The day was clear and bright, with 
a light S.W. wind at the start, which soon freshened and 
held steady. The race committee, Messrs. David E. Aus- 
ten, John T. Bliss and Louis F. Jackson, started the race 
promptly on time, at 10 A. M. With a strong ebb tide 
and light wind, the yachts were slow in starting, some 
being handicapped as they were at a distance below the line 
when the start was given. Shortly after the start Acushla 
parted her bobstay and withdrew. Hera was badly handi- 
capped at the start, and soon withdrew. The times at 
the Scotland Lightship were: 


CES cones ceesadteancas ie we BPP rere 12 12 28 
MODULE sic eccceccacct vee Th 46 Hidolon 2... .seccccccccsess 12 12 33 
MR. “Sci occccssscueks ll 48 23 Lady Evelyn ............ 12 19 20 

ME Tiacenseeskaoernsmuces BE Be  IOGE, oc os ccdicicvesicec 12 21 00 
MOTE daccccccctavcenabe Be Bre UCR sii Ci ap cccceccses 12 22 15 


anor schooners were timed at the Sandy Hook Light- 
ship: 









COIS dicacccddeaceuse Ae > AMOOUD). nc cccdcveseksves 12 08 40 
Quissetta .....ceeeceeeees 12 08 00 

The finish was timed: 
CPOE occ cacccsvsivectes De CIE, vou ce ncacncactcas 1 46 40 
DOOR cktvanePncteccvacaseeus Dee Oe EE cvacce<cccnchagewe 1 46 44 
EMOIEE  csesveccecesesnene ee RE svn cccccuaccveness 1 48 50 
— ae ge ee 1 54 14 

POGTEREE sccccvcccccctcce Dee ROONEY so ccicsccccvvccceses 1 57 02 
CEE, cdevbovestesndoenes DOT MPD De deedeccccdscccccece 2 00 28 
BEE dds cusoveeiapcvecetcess PEATE cocarcnoccncdcsscosencse 2 08 25 
Apteryx .sccssccesecceeees TT BOR cocccctevcccesvecnnes 2 09 51 
RE - dinvsceccsevverces 14348 . 

The official times were: 

Schooners—First Class—Over 100ft.—Start, 10:05. 

: Elapsed. Corrected. 
WUE = sencteawacvcagcadeciccochscdcepexetcoaree 3 26 44 3 26 44 
80ft. Class. 

NT cid cans MhaGke Pep es Gendonendescncss nesen 34140 Not meas. 
RINT. idgiicnbiesns chsh b<vdedeetedkectesinconouse 3 3848 Not meas. 
Schooners—Cruising Rig. 
DOG TOUR occ. cabnecdescesedsdecacéeseseseoes 4 39 00 4 32 18 
A TA ol wax knsboonbabeabes diddthccccedetecered 4 18 04 418 04 
Sloops, Cutters and Yawls—Start, 10:10 A. M. 
53, 46 and 65ft. Classes. 
RES icncud dtea.deundnsxotsaebdessnctewedes pos 3 36 44 3 36 44 
PUMRINE, etn cabs dvccetepcisicshoseosetenscesscegecs 3 38 50 y ae ve 
EE EGR D haxedts Seek adccdacdeddedetdusdéiedte Disabled. 
PUNE Sndvdatdgeeschasdued ccetugsediucesdccdeccecs Gas 
MN ce cudbebee eateekevene te vincdbasvabisciecved’ 3 21 08 
43ft. Class—Start, 10:10 A. M. 
NN cos oanrds cath caret trated satieeieocawes 3 44 14 34414 
Special Class—Cruising Rig. 
NL suainennss cans aneuetybbvbeathibansmedeiusd 3 59 51 
PITPAGMMEG . iccccedvccccccscevevessesaceticdcedaccese 4 12 21 © ce. ¢e 
BR so isdsscvceddenvdasicépévncccans Shivdocesecds 3 58 25 eee of 
36ft. Class—Start, 10:15 A. M. 
IE og Feew av cin cendcacdabcecueddereetecsneuest 02 3 42 02 
30ft. Class—Start, 10:15 A. M. 
DE scits abode dapteanaaesumadruaabhatatevecsorere 419 20 416 18 
EL. chutihdek enivuntme deta patapecemssabescaesedes 415 43 415 43 
‘Kittie ..... Did not finish, 
Apteryx nedisece Se 3 21 55 00 oe 
Special 30ft. Class—Start, 10:15 A. M. 
DEAE: bite dendabibiancdbedhevpidadedtascecceccenass Did not finish. 
CasOHima ooccdescscocces Seth Nb Pawesecutvccececose 2 58 44 i te ie 
TEGPETONER oo. cccccccccrnsqeegdecsecccescoceeeees 3 07 58 © ce oe 
Mainsail Cabin Yachts’ Over 25ft.—Start 10:30 A. M. 
2 52 35 2 62 36 
4 00 13 3 46 54 
3 10 18 3 05 59 
Cats Not Over 25ft.—Start, 10:20 A. M. 
06 3 02 06 
—Start, 10:20 A. M. 
dies 421 42 


417 43 
Did not finish. 
Colonia (walkover), Amorita, 


The winners” were: 
‘Ramona, Syce, Eidolon (walkover), Memory (walk- 


Edla, Apteryx, Carolina and Dot. Lady 


over), 


18 





Evelyn lost her foretopmast and the jaws of her main- 
— The steamer Cygnus carried the members of the 
club. 





New York Y. C. Annual Regatta. 


NEW YORK—NEW YORK BAY. 
Thursday, June 22. 

Tue fifty-third annual regatta of the New York Y. C. 
was sailed on June 22 in specially good weather—a clear 
bright day with plenty of wind and smooth water, mak- 
ing an ideal summer excursion for the members on the 
club steamer Cepheus. The start was made off Buoy 13, 
just outside the Narrows, at 11 A. M., there being a strong 
ebb tide and very light N.E. wind. The starters were: 


Schooners in Racing Trim. 


No. Racing Length. 
© Ge EB a rte dadncceduevesedscesscsuedian 95 
2, Rema We Cees, EROMRW oa ccs ccacedcceccoicsucncnaddec 15 
19. Quissetta — i  Aatcedadncsavatecceplaateuddas b 
46; «Cleats Wllbeh Chee Pid ge. cos occas <ageesds addecvdeaneaae 65 
Unease a, SR ooo. oc cnc tchdnceehvaenctace socal 65 


Schooners in Cruising Trim. 










1. Atalanta, Robert C. H. Brock 95 
2. Ariel, Francis L. Leland........ 85 
8. Iroquois, W. D. Roedker........ ota ste 
9. paenetse, De STEIN tint d canadacccacudduadnends came 7 
5» ee ND | RR Peer 75 
CE Ti, rs Gala coc dv cedsccccpedcaccdtcadeceds % 
LORGME GROUEE Res MNOS ME e cc ccccosccesecsacendeusoede 75 
Gl. Wayward, Charles, Sapitherts ccc csccccsiccccccccccenccsesce 65 
Single-Masted Vessels and Yawls in Racing Trim. 
14. Gloriana, i M. Lasell..... 60 
34. Syce, F. M. Hoyt... 59 
47. Kestrel, J. B. Mills. 59 
48. Acushla II., Addison T 59 
51. Albicore (yawl), Seymour, J. Hy 42 
115. Lydia, E. D. and R. Underhill... 36 
Hoodoo (yawl), T. Hammond Smith................ os 
Single-Masted Vessels and Yawls in Cruising Trim. 
Ba) Ve RIN va ccc cace ges ccdsctcncesececeaed Over 70 
5. a DEORE A arta, W,, MONMMAON, cb nccvnccncsscsedeedéande 70 
pe ae I ee ee ere e ee 60 


30-footers Owned by Members of the Club. 

Carolina, Pembroke Jones; Esperanza, H. O. Havemeyer, Jr.; 
Hera, Ralph N. Ellis; Wawa, Reginald Brooks; Asahi, Lloyd 
Warren. . 

In addition to the regular cash prizes, the Bennett cups, 
presented in 1871, were raced for by Colonia, Amorita and 
Quissetta in the schooner division, and Vigilant, Queen 
Mab and Gloriana in the cutter division. The courses 
were for the schooners and larger cutters around the 
Sandy Hook Lightship; for the smaller cutters around 
the Scotland Lightship, and for the 30-footers around 
Old Orchard Shoal Buoy. 

With the strong tide and next to no wind, some of the 
yachts made a very poor start. Those which were lucky 
enough, like the new Lydia, to get promptly over the 
line, soon caught a nice easterly breeze, freshening and 
then hauling to the south, which gave them a long lead 
over the last to cross. Starting with the wind aft, the 
yachts soon trimmed sheets for a close reach to the 
Southwest Spit, where they were timed: 

PUBOUIED doth os teecesdvevese 1 21 25 Quissetta 
Queen Mab --1 22 45 Ariel ...... 

sloriana .... ‘ Wayward . 
Colonia .. 

On the way to the Spit, Acushla II. passed Syce, but 
when off the point of the Hook the latter was lead- 
ing, when a stronger puff from the freshening southerly 
breeze caught Acushla and she repeated the performance 
of Liris in her first race, just ten years ago and near the 
same spot, her mast going by the board. The times of 
the larger yachts at the Sandy Hook Lightship were: 





ViGMOE savvives devicedien DB UD SD “CONE - bic taccccadcctades 1 28 50 

eee. hr 1 21 25 ote icucKidichsedes 1 34 08 

Queen Mab ......ccccceee Rie Ry GAUOO, es hg dB Wadens ecdevduden 1 34 55 
PM a cecaccsadadusdnas 126 45 Wayward .....ccccccccccse 1 52 00 
The smaller yachts were timed at the Scotland: 

DPC \ cacdatvcccagecececcsves WG Oe BME rece pecs dcsapecasdsces 1 03 30 


Gloriana, being entered for the Bennett cup, sailed the 
long course. 

They reached in to the Hook with plenty of wind, and 
carried spinakers home from the Southwest Spit, the 
finish being timed: 













GVOB- Kee ccisgatccwrdseverded Oe GSD, eh od esedizcecgecans 3 27 50 
VIGOR So dec ccicdeecceceve sk ee reer, 3 34 30 
PURD ove cvecedissticves 315 30 Iroquois ............0.00...d 44 8 
CONE ‘de checccaddadeecece SIP BiseMAsie bic isct sec ccccis 3 56 33 
MN Vas chukducderepnscénes 3.Th. TS Wee eae cates eciies 4 03 14 
Quese BEGO dcakesduscceee Se Be CEE Ses daderadescevevens 4 06 02 
WE Wi cdadpevcceuenata dean a Oe ONSUNE. dtavedoardtesueches 4 08 37 
Qulewhttty nic cecctieskncess BOD OD WMERE vicsai ss ccetalne cokent 41417 
The full times were: 
Schooners in Racing Trim. t 
75fit. Class. 
apsed. Corrected. 
Amorita 59 32 3 59 32 
Quissetta 4 08 53 405 15 
Clorita 54 58 
Uncas 45413 
Schooners in Cruising Trim. 
85ft. Class. 
Pet «aii daindncddecedasscadeentdeds cetcacdccdees 4 09 14 
Troquois 4 27 05 
Elsemarie 4 35 29 
Katrina 44708 - 
Wayward 4 32 15 
Cutters and Yawls in Racing Trim. 
51ft. Class. 
Acushla II Dismasted. 
Lyd 4 10 02 4 10 02 
I ‘ 5 35 30 asda 
Cutters and Yawls in Cruising Trim. 
ft. Class. 
WE tlds iadhdicctcnbddcedcaksnce coesadamesd 3 55 22 3 55 22 
‘ 70ft. Class. 
SGNGE BEB iea con sddcvecconsesdecetdetasccsdesgsese 411 57 3 50 38 
60ft..Class..  --- 
NIN Ala de Die nacbiacbuctvedahhenenaddicat alae’ 4 2% 41 
PRNUOR, sc occ cau cSt yt ns ig end Out Bbby inc bhasiawes 4 16 09 
Bennett Cup—Schooners. 
CMM <6 cv deds ingdndvebngsage dacs scdadee dimsaad 4 4 02 34 
ISU, tine Gash cancoderesdqncsasnirtancehsaiienes 3 59 32 3 45 23 
GUNMEN oc co ctemacavddpecctedacadddenssesgnoess 4 08 53 3 51 06 
Bennett Cup—Sloops. 

WEE Be icsudtiamodeenddsdiscackéidedccy cbecde)' «66 ta rept 
SON SEE . civdcamsundasdi geen scdidtigeccvessad.¢ cb. ve ode ee 
20-footers Owned by Members of the Club—Start, 11:36, 

Finish. - 
SAOUD Pckden nga cutud ade cced sales tekutnootewdekeeevawbnbeted 2 13 &t 
MMM, Aik pau, dee sanded de Perna ecanncalvateemenyed 2152 
Esperanza ..... odhentagh tle entsacnadttachaddccusakvawsecdgeas 2 15 23% 





The winners were Amorita, Clorita, Ariel, Wayward, Syce, 





a ane Na a GE IL ee 






















16 


Lydia and Queen Mab fot the regtilat ctips, and Attiorita 
and Queen Mab for the Bennett cups. ; 

The regatta committee, Messrs. S. Nicholson Kane, 
‘Chester Griswold and Irving Grinnell, were on board the 
flagship Corsair III. 


Bristol Y. C. Open Regatta. 


BRISTOL, R. I.—MOUNT HOPE BAY. 
Saturday, June 17. 

Tue Bristol Y. C. sailed an open regatta on June 17, the 
start being postponed from 1:30 to 2:30 P. M., owing to 
lack of wind; at the latter hour a moderate S.W. wind 
came in and held through the race. The times were: 


Elapsed. Corrected. 

First Class—Jib and Mainsail Boats—12 Miles—Start, 2:30. 
Curio, J BUN Sic opededvébvccccvcsonswesee 2 39 04 2 31 35 
a ee n  eeereerereerer ey ee 2 36 2 32 36 
i hs Oh Mn <icsSbbabbsdberusdestvetecore 2 41 30 2 36 54 
Runaway Girl, W. G. Lowe, Jr........cseeee0es 2 62 19 2 41 53 
Kildee, Miss Florence Dewolf.................. 2 42 07 24207 
ee ee er re Disqualified. 

Second Class—Cats—8 Miles—Start, 2:36. 

2, 2h CER | i vocnbessoneesscnbae 1 5 38 1 48 41 
Se 8 Se: 1 51 58 1 50 00 
ee ere 1 55 04 1 55 04 
ee rr et Did not finish. 
On, U0, Se. Resp ssccccdockpeodccbsonnl Did not firtish. 


Lena S., John Shepard Did not finish. 
Rival was entered in the third class, but started and finished 
in the second. 


Third Class—Cats—8 Miles—Start, 2:42. 
03 18 


Dora, L. 


Ss sisvseprbbbospbethoabedsceeesal 2 2 00 14 
Ph, 1.) MR. ob icbebsnbabebeddobarchboate 2 07 16 2 05 10 
ee eee 2 23 28 2 09 54 
SE TEs MUMDL bb rbednddsddvevssscovocsresepbunee 2 25 00 2 11 26 
i a Ee er ree 217 10 217 10 
Special 12ft. Class—Open Boats—4 Miles—Start, 2:54. 
ae, i: Son Vibe recs cecboudsenbosertoonesbely 211 s 
ih MOE 565556465.6650d050csseebssbboedogsenee 1 23 29 
SERPOGE, COUN: o1orccccdececorsdddncsesovtecs 1 28 43 
SEE bctccconscccesvenesdottsesensbissvb’d 134 3 
Special One-Design Class—Start, 2:54. 
Raseal, H, E. Barlow.. 2 15 









The Kid, W. H. Thurb 
Eiten, Dr. A. M. Potter 


‘2 17 02 
a ene 


ae .Withdrew. 

The regatta committee was as follows: Henry W. 
Hayes, William Hodgkinson, L. Maitland Minsher, Wil- 
liam H. Thurber, William G. Lowe, Jr., Edward I. 


Brownell, William H. Monro; Secretary, L. Maitland 
Minsher. : 


Brooklyn Y. C. Annual Regatta. 


BATH BEACH—NEW YORK HARBOR. 
Monday, June 109. 


Tue Brooklyn Y. C. sailed its annual regatta on June 
19 over the club courses on the Lower Bay, starting off 
the club station in Gravesend Bay. There was a fresh 
S.W. wind at noon, when the race started after a wait 
of an hour, and it held all day, taking the topmast out of 
Grace E. on the course, and out of Kangaroo just after the 
finish. The times were: 


Sloops—36ft. Class—Start, 12 Noon. 


Elapsed. Corrected. 
Kangaroo, Com. Humphrey............sseseeees 19 40 oe 
Biicato, ©. Convense....c.....cscascccccsssncs'e 8 2) 26 
Sloops—30ft. Class—Start, 12 Noon. 
DE se RR er oe. een 3 29 18 3 29 18 
Zulu, Fraser & Worthley....ccccorccccsccccccces 3 29 45 3 26 28 
Cabin Catboats—30ft. Class—Start, 12:05. 
eS aaa ae 40 00 oe 
Qui Vive, George Freeth........ccsscccccccecess 2 43 30 2 34 58 
is Pe... ssl esnnbevidebbobod 3 06 25 i 
Open Cats—2l1ft. Class—Start, 12:05. 
Martha M., R. NID 6isdencdhideccsucemcbed 2 00 30 1 58 28 
SE, Hs Es MP occcnenshctdbisnnenres bebe 1 54 00 1h 0 


Open Cats—19ft. Class—Start, 12:06. 
Penns: TE. Te; Meete ss ccncedhconccanvencyse 2 15 31 


Special Jib and Mainsail Class—Start, 12:10. 

Pearl, George Patterson............scseeeeseees 30220 Not meas. 

Pn 2; Gn MEER séopesnosspusconiceset 31130 Not meas, 
Tue Corinthian Y. C. of Philadelphia sailed two races 

on June 17, the times being: 


Knockabout Class. 





: Hipapeed. 
SE MT On ccnp ccesvesninshectbossebes 44 44 
*Menlo, G. H. Millett...... 1 45 32 
The Kid, W. B. Henr: 1 45 61 
*Disqualified for fouling a mark. 
Larks, 
Bob White, R. J. W. Koons, Jr..............055 4 20 51 1 35 51 
» EE a Ra ere 4 21 23 1 36 23 
Er 16, Wi, SUID. ounsnssesecosvamiscesesd 4 25 38 1 40 38 
i Mn «<. sspabicstuhioenashen er tune 4 33 25 1 48 25 
PUES, ls. Fo EMP co ccnetuapsccbevececcsksebsnste 4 37 00 1 52 00 


Beverly Y. C. 275th Regatta. 


WING'S NECH—BUZZARD’S BAY. 
Saturday, June 24. 


Tue Beverly Y. C. sailed a club race on June 24 in a 
fresh S.W. wind and lively sea, the times being : 
21ft. Class. 


Amanita, J. Sooee. Je bas culvGon $ekgddeb Sandie bbbocbedksdcuausch 2 05 20 
em ER, oo 50a 55a5h ses peKneangunyoeuabarsel 2 12 50 

lama, NR MN ho ANS Or ce cea t cee Cine cccectans 2 13 14 
te Ss Os os bbbneras tohecatisotnecccvanscencens 2 17 55 
MA POs henigks take sswndencibesevaccbcsyencebsaees Disabled. 


18ft. Class. 
Esther, E. N. Farnsworth F 
Ey ND MOR wha cusocantibbhewodhvosecsoncesssscocsend 2 04 58 


Fourth Class Cats, 
Howard, Howard Miller 





i SRI, sna anetabh tikes Sor yoanpexasten 2 03 57 
Se, Lt Eh. MELA bee UendnchhacccnenkbbochccctcshabubbddnbGend 2 08 45 
15ft. Class. 

Varada, Jr., John Parkinson, Jr........ sb -1 18 12 
Flickamorro, mmons..... -1 23 35 
Next, Paul Jones............. 1 24 02 
i e MiP wie kshs bu sdunassasedoesitanspecestinee 25 20 


Judge, David Rice. 





Jamaica Bay Y. C. Dory Class. 


On June 17 the Jamaica Bay Y. C. sailed the first-of a 
series of races for the new dory class, the times being : 





Finish. Elapsed. 

4 29 55 1 2 bb 

..4 28 40 1 28 40 

.-4 38 10 1 38 10 

.-4 30 06 1 30 05 

icp nuk sis naubaah sabes bpasesectites susan 4 22 48 122 48 
ide dd sbb bei iseckedhbubbeanckeshechapil 4 26 31 1 26 31 

ivnsdestnkidohtecs<psadnctnshecsashabll 42719 127719 


Lafond won 5 points, Scheffler 3 and Kimball 1, 








FOREST AND STREAM. 


EE Ren thea Ee 


{tury 1, 1899, 





Seawanhaka-Cor. Y. C. Annual Race. 


OYSTER BAY—LONG ISLAND SOUND. 
Saturday, June 24. 
Tue Seawanhaka Corinthian Y. C. sailed its twenty- 


ninth annual race on June 24 over the usual triangular. 


courses, on Long Island Sound, off the mouth of Oyster 
Bay. There was a good fleet of yachts present, though 
but two of four boats started in any one class. The day 
was marred by a very sad accident, the drowning of two 
men from the catboat Dot. 

There was no wind in the morning, and at noon the 
start was postponed. When the first signal was given at 
12:30 there was a promise of a S.E. breeze. Vigilant, in 
the lead on the first leg, caught the breeze first and set 
her spinaker. After she rounded the first mark she had a 
close reach to second in a freshening breeze that shifted 


to S.W. and headed on the last leg. The first round 
was timed: 


SNE. so covsnscatibecsen Re ee 3 32 21 
OR Se BE SS TE Pi ase. vin cncceneppe 3 28 16 
Oe eer BIB SS Goad 2... <cccccccenccces 3 28 22 
SEER ions vceccanepisoeconh BE MEE cccnsebhcchhceciucdsopee 3 29 25 
EEE Gpeosetscocenecsdtte 3 16 50 MOONEE wcccvvecevecsocsss 3 46 00 
CS ee ee Be ee Rs. pa scons coceee scent 3 47 40 
re 3 22 35 ween Mab...............3 49 4 
DET. ocnkcatssenseaecell 2 23 00 BB « soscdcccbedvcccccvcces 3 4 18 
WEE ‘savanesincesbnvencvaen 3 25 11 SOMES - ne ch senbsospveeween 3 55 54 
TD \cctedawsses vtabeine BUD 2 BAD: «ck sececcedseverévetile 4 08 07 
OO Pe 32610 Clorita ......cccccccccccees 41013 

MD. apusanéase<ndsscaiane 327 16 Hussar ....c.ccccsccccccves 412 20 
RE cviskknascssvencenie 3 29 14 


Dot, C. T. Pierce, in the 3oft. cabin class, sailed one 
round of the long triangle, and was on the last leg 
when the squall, a very heavy one of the usual summer 
kind, struck the fleet. She was on a close reach, with 
boom to starboard, a couple of miles out from Center 
Island. The squall came from the N.E., and the halyards 
were started while the yacht luffed up. The big mainsail 
goosewinged and in some way John Mitchell, a paid 
hand, went overboard. One of the Corinthians, Mr. Rock- 
well, went over at the same time, and both were left astern 
before the yacht was fully under control. The knock- 
about Midge was near at hand, and went to their aid, but 
she had parted one shroud and was partly disabled. The 
steam yachts Vergana and Tide came up and a long 
search was made for the missing men, but they could not 
be found. Dot was finally towed in to Riverside by 
Vergana. Mr. Rockwell, an old friend of Mr. Pierce, 
resided at Englewood, N. J., with his family, and was 
only on the yacht for the day. 

he finish was timed: 












er OSE) Bite 4 ce wvesnsdcocccevcesd 4 35 58 
AMOR cocccrcccccccceres We Be VERBRE osc ccnecesdoneded 4 37 54 
SD ko cchiunnssconedeoted © Ean | BE cwesseecdccdmtunde 4 38 52 
ee OSS Sey GD. ccotesscasboeseuniied 4 40 30 
BaPOPGRGS 06 .ccccceeneesed tS ee errr ore 4 41 21 
SION: deponbucenvotsaestvd 4 22 35 BOE: j ante Py pcdncsbonr on neney 4 43 37 
ATBIGOTE cvccccccccensceses SU Oe AED natectnrsscvenaes Ved 4 46 20 
DR Scecaegssdinsp eee eer SOE Ee BEEN. chahbicaccensatsncseD 4 47 23 
OME déivevecss Vents ao Ee On FT aa ae ae 4 47 61 
ae lenossnenedassueneenneele 4 29 24 MONE. 5 nonviveschoocten 5 40 01 
MED canochbstseeneeeevoge 4 30 58 SOR. vhcuciespste’< cum 5 40 38 
MEN Ei betnkscabesesebun 4 32 10 — BED: occbracnveosare 5 54 24 
Mongoose .......++0+-0++ 4 52 39 SEE: \ cic aws kb ots davwhad 5 57 30 
OF ceehedvawe deteutaesany Os RCD cece scenes ceevnsocsege 5 57 35 
1A DM wsccasendtl SM ENON céndsnonasasstbaabeete 6 51 33 
BENE. cnbvecncccchnessucn SOP Ee. MANNE da chdbscceskocenseed 6 58 23 
The official times are: 
Schooners—80ft. Class—Start, 12:35. 
Length. Elapsed. Corrected. 
Amorita, W. G. Brokaw............. 74.86 5 05 38 5 05 38 
Quissetta, H. F. Lippitt............. 71.10 5 05 01 5 02 44 
Schooners—65ft. Class—Start, 12:35. 
Clostta, BP: T. Demee. o0c0es cscceschood 65.00 6 23 23 6 23 23 
Cutters—First Class--Start, 12:40. 
Vigilant, Percy Chubb............... 94.17 3 57 54 3 57 54 
Queen Mab, C. F. L, Robinson...... 63.38 5 14 24 449 44 
Cutters—5lft. Class—Start, 12:40. 
yon, TF. Tk: Mes codescssovewhasenné 50.86 5 17 35 5 17 34 
OS a 48.21 5 17 30 5 17 30 
Ravig; E. 3: MCCRRL, .cccocsevesvesioed 48.00 6 11 33 6 06 57 
BECOEES, Be WA BOMB cccccosseccesncss 43.00 Did not finish. 
Sloops—36ft. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Possum, J. R. Maxwell, Jr -36.00 3 27 31 3 27 31 
Anoatok, O. Sanderson... - -33.95 3 31 21 3 28 44 
Jatatee 5; MGI <scccvcccetesesonn oops 3 50 21 3 46 56 
Sloops—2lft. Class—Start, 12:50. 
REND. 20 cncecsecccvposverseisananipehl 17.91 4 08 50 4 08 50 
Yawls—Start, 12:40. 
Albicore, &, J. Hyde....ccccoccesct ss 41.00 3 43 30 3 43 30 
RGR T. odeccscccapssccoesovsnocwess ope 37.93 3 4419 3 40 46 
Audax, H. W. Eaton.............. 30.90 3 50 32 3 37 43 
Catboats—30ft. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Dot, C. TF. Paaeecegs peseseccccesscn 29.58 Did not finish. 
ee ee ere 29.15 3 44 24 3 44 24 
Joy, H. W. De Forrest............... 26.61 3 50 32 3 45 46 
: Catboats—25ft. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Damdig . ..ccrvesescngtvaetscnss ses <ooene -64 3 53 52 3 53 52 
Win or Lose, J. S. Appleby......... 23.50 3 51 03 3 49 02 
AGEN Ss ccethoosecncbedenetetethesceseee 23.52 Did not finish. 
Diced, F, DOAN si cliche ostictee Jove 3 55 30 be be 
Catboats—21ft. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Spunk, C. E. Silkworth ; -19.00 3 59 51 3 57 06 
ethoansork’ -19.00 Did not finish. 
Bavier 19.14 Did not finish. 
Savéeokune 20.07 3 58 37 3 58 37 
Catboats—I7ft. Class—Start, 12:50. 
Rasese FT: J. McCall c... oncvccccces 17.02 3 56 20 3 56 20 
SING OEE, nic cnnccsushahyserccenscean 14.00 Did not finish. 
REGAE, FE. nccccnsphessvbsensedscsseccs 17.00 Did not finish. 
Sloops—30ft. Class—Special—Start, 12:45. 
Hera, R. N, Ellis....... Seetessuaieeee 30.00 $3211 
Esperanza, H, O. Havemeyer, Jr....30. 3 35 43 
Careling,. P,, Jeiees car ssesescissesase 30.00 3 32 32 
Knockabouts—25ft. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Oiseau, H. W. Maxwell...........+. . 25.00 3 37 35 
Momo IT., C. H. Crame.............. 25.00 3 4710 
Open Sloops—25ft. Class—Start, 12:50. 
Hlocri, TE; 1: Slab, Fees s osyscopedscs 21.00 3 45 58 3 45 58 
Knockabouts—2ift. Class—Start, 12:45. 
Mecngoose, Simeon Ford. 21.00 3 47 39 
Kittie, Hazén Morse...... 3 45 58 
Spindrift, S. C. Pirie............. 3 41 09 
S. C. Y¥. C. Knockabouts—Start, 12:50, 
Diistrel: A.C. DIGGMS . .cccscse-ccvcss 21:00 3 46 18 
Tose, LM, Soatt.cs.s.escesseciites 21.00 3 57 23 viea Sb 
Mido FE. BE: Deptt s. és sccossencesss 21.00 Did not finish. 
Nakodo, F. B. Sherman.............. 31.00 Did not finish. . 


~ Though officially as not finishing, Auddax sailed the 
course with two ladies in her crew and won in her class. 
The winners were: Quissetta beat Amorita 2m. 44s. ; 
Clorita, walkover. Quissetta also won the Commodore’s 
me, for schooners. 
igilant beat Queen Mab 51m. 50s.; also won the 
Commobdore’s cup for cutters. 
Kestrel beat Syce 5s., Possum beat Anoatok 1m. 13s., 
Hera beat Carolina 21s., Oiseau beat Momo II. gm, 35s., 


Houri walked over, Spindrift beat Kittie 4m. 49s., Mistral 
beat Tosto 11m, §s., also won the Leland Corinthian cup; 






Ripple walked over, Audax beat Sultan 3m. 3s.,° Kit 


beat Joy 1m. 22s., Win or Lose beat Dandy 4m. 50s., 
Spunk beat Vera 1m. 31s., Kazaza won in small cat class; 
Liris beat Hussar in a private match. 

Momo II. is a new boat, this being her first race. She 
was designed by C. H. Crane for his own use, and built by 
the Spalding St. Lawrence Boat Company, at Ogdensburg. 
She is in the new class of so-called 25ft. knockabouts, but 
is a powerful keel boat of 25ft. l.w.l., with long, flat over- 
hangs. and an almost plumb stem. Her section is of a 
strong S form. Under a large cabin house she has good 
head room, and very comfortable accommodation. She 
is of double-skin construction, with an outer skin of ma- 
hogany, on bent frames. Her rig measures 1,000 sq. ft., in 
mainsail and jib. 

On Sunday divine service was held on board the flag- 
ship Satanella, Fleet Chaplain Vandewater officiating. On 


Monday the fleet started on the cruise to New London 
and return. 


Boston Y. C. Handicap Race. 
SOUTH BOSTON—BOSTON HARBOR. 
Saturday, June 24. 


Tue Boston Y. C. sailed a special race on June 24 for 
prizes offered by Com. B. P. Cheney. These prizes were 
many in number, two in each class for handicap time, 
two in each class for elapsed time, and one for each 
yacht covering the course. No yacht to take more than 
one prize. As only eleven yachts started, in three classes, 
there were only eleven prize winners. The wind was 
light from S.E. through the early part of the race, but 
the finish was made in a S.W. squall. The times were: 

33ft. Class. 





Corrected. 

jpranatte, Walter. DagGsie a ccvcccvecqeevecvess 2 04 11 

ulinda, F. F. =r evenaccescoes 2 11 56 

Griselda, Roberts & Armstrong.. 2 14 54 
25ft. Class. 

ThesGis, TZ. -B. Welatinevsesccaccvcduscoscceseed 1 55 09 1 55 09 

SEONG, TE 2h. EDs e biicncs vhbdovecvondecee 2 24 43 2 19 43 

SR A, is Poca tineninandsdeunpes bie cpus 644 2 54 48 2 42 48 
21ft. Class. 

DORR. Cals Bor MEd nastinerncspnccencacacsn 2 24 07 1 55 09 

OS fe ee 2 36 31 2 30 31 

Sema: Ts Eee PRRRER sion c ccecccvveccetcecs 2 49 04 2 46 04 

RAOERy Mics rs tEde dpm cn veer se veindes cocve 2 57 10 2 47 10 

PURI, Bis, Be RIN, one cdconncdsandeccenacd 3 03 28 2 53 28 


The judges were Elmer F. Smith, William’ H. Bangs, 
Walter L. Dean and Herbert P. Cook. 


Pavonia Y. C. Annual Regatta. 


COMMUNIPAW—NEW YORK BAY. 
Monday, June 109. 
Tue Pavonia Y. C. sailed its annual regatta on June 19 


in a strong south wind, the course being a triangle on the 


Upper Bay with the Robbins Reef Buoy as the outer mark. 
The times were: 


Sloops and Cutters—40ft. Class. 


Finish. Corrected. 
MOOREA, Tas Gin NE ccnctnsacccetnedeceséaccecd 5 50 00 5 06 30 
Yawls—40ft. Class. 
Mantes TE. GR BeGisccescevcsensocsvaszssd 5 38 00 4 56 30 
De WORT) Ke WER bev cnesncctnsescvessovesesces Did not finish. 
Cabin Yachts Over 25ft. 
NN, FE Ei edickcuddsanstéeccaensssecesect 39 00 4 56 00 
Cabin Cats—25ft. Class. 
H. H. Holmes, J. Kreymeyer............-2+++++ 3 11 00 2 27 00 
Willie K., S. Kimmerley.............cccc0ec0e00 Did not finish. 
PE Buy WN Ea) PE seremcecanedovccevesvccans Did not finish. 
Open Cats—25ft. Class. 

Eureka, William Durham.................see00: 8 00 2 36 30 
Martie, F.C wentesccnsiscvescnoscecey 3 57 30 3 05 30 
Open Cats—20ft. Class. 

Emma K., William Poland..........ssescscsses 30 2 43 30 
AS EE. Or, Ei vndneunceathbecccbccocdecesehact 3 51 00 3 04 30 
Cartte, Fe Ty Bees cctcdddebiveckisccvccccgecéh 3 40 00 2 55 30 
ee RE Sa a ereear 3 55 00 3 07 00 

The winners were Helen, Forsythe II., Bessie, H. H. 


Holmes, Eureka and Emma K. 


Burgess Y. C. Championship Series. 
MARBLEHEAD—MASSACHUSETTS BAY. 
Saturday, June 24. 


Tue Burgess Y. C. sailed its second handicap race on 
June 24, starting in a good breeze from the south, which 


fell to a calm, followed by a N.W. squall. The times 
were: 
Raceabouts. 

Elapsed. Corrected. 
Fite, WO age NS ll Si etic 2 13 39 oo. <a 
CONNER BE, OOMER. Gh oe dnt ine's caevdévecv eden 2 16 32 
Pyrate, B. B. Crowninshield..............ss006 2 17 29 
Peep, UIA oo Withdrew. 
Persmumion, C, F. W. Poster... cscccccccccces Withdrew. 
Pam SIN oi ec bbe eile Shi cbveccccdss Withdrew. 


Special Class. 
Sally IV., L. F. Percival, Jr 






Sagola, L. R. Stanley........ 20 00 

Cyclone, F. G. Macomber 40 15 

Opttenhs Bi. Peer io ioe ck is cei cdvvece scien 1 25 12 125 12 
Agnes, DiC Matte, Jr oicne cee cscnescececeed 1 34 42 1 31 18 
Carena, J. P. Clark. 1 36 45 1 33 21 
Spry, W. L. Cropley Withdrew 


Fifi, J. A. Jennings......................0......Withdrew. 


South Boston Y. C. Club Handicap. 


SOUTH BOSTON—BOSTON HARBOR. 
Saturday, June 24. 
Tue South Boston Y. C. sailed the first handicap race 
of the season on June 24, starting in a light south wind 


which shifted to S.W. and strengthened to a fresh breeze. 
The times were: 





Corrected 
Sayward, Theodore Nicholson 1 48 30 
Geis’ DD RIOR sce ocevvvecsce. csccsvsvedsones 1 61 43 
Olga, Mian « Peamahs..........0cescessencesoes 1 53 36 
RE nc as cs cccvcconscgnVineen 1 55 03 
SEMEL ocdtsscesssncdscceseeactaeschl 1 55 2% 
falta, BPs Fo MAMID) 665 cus 5k s.. sccdess sede asBh 1 56 30 
ittle Peter, E. Moebs.............0cseceseoees 1 57 18 
alka, William Cashman................-.ce0++ 1 57 39 
alain Bs OE. 6 bic ci ct Leva ehstbecuess 1 59 20 
Ed SUMMED Ke WMsbssccdascscbovccccesees 2 01 02 
Alice, H. peuptensoreduccobevess 2 00 05 
Empire, Frank H. Cobb,..........0--ceeeeeneees 142% 2 05 24 
Fantasy, William Allerton............. 
Ruth, John Donahoe..............csceeeeeeeseee Withdrew. 





Valiant, steam yacht, W. K. Vanderbilt, arrived at New 


York on June 21, from Southampton. Mr. Vanderbilt 


board cemented Messrs. W, S. Hi ; 
C Lawitace ued hoes me # 


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5 ad ee 






The Canada Cup. 


From the time that the challenge of the Chicago Y. C. 
for the Canada cup was first broached, the name of A. G. 
Cuthbert, the designer and builder, formerly of Toronto, 
but now of Chicago, has appeared continually in the 
Chicago and Lake papers in connection with the race. 
The extracts which we have reprinted at times are but 
samples of the sort of stuff that has been regularly sent 
out by some one lauding Mr. Cuthbert’s skill, both as a 
designer and diplomatist, and proclaiming the success of 
his new effort both in the Chicago trials and the final 
races at Toronto. It was on his advice, as an expert in 
local conditions about Toronto, that the Chicago Y. C. 

* chose the poorer of the two courses proposed by the Royal 
Canadian Y. C. 

During the winter Mr. Cuthbert has been busy over the 
yacht which was to bring back to Chicago the Canada 
cup. An island was secured on which a tight shed was 
built, and he has almost surpassed both Herreshoff and 
Fife in the attempt at secrecy. The new yacht Veva was 
launched on May 30, and she has since been tried. The 
following, from the Chicago Inter-Ocean, is but one of 
many reports of the same tenor: 





It is now reported on good authority that the racing 
yacht Veva, owned by the Peare-Lytton syndicate, is a 
rank failure so far as racing purposes are concerned, and 
her lines will have to be changed entirely before she be- 
comes a good cruiser. This boat was built at South 
Chicago at a cost of $4,000, and great things were expected 
of her. Her designer and builder, A. C. Cuthbert, said 
she was the best boat he ever built previous to her 
launching, Decoration Day, and a large fleet from the 
Chicago Y. C. went out to the mouth of the Calumet River 
to see her slide into the water. 

She was launched all right, and shortly afterward, 
when she had her masts and sails in place, was brought 
down town and anchored inside the breakwater. It was 
soon noticed by the practical sailors around the lake 
front that something was the matter with Veva; she 
leaned over on one side. It was also found by measure- 
ment that if she would sink rin. it would increase her 
waterline 12ft. Other defects were found in her, and the 
experts who examined her simply said she was “no good.” 

Mr. Peare, the part owner of her, according to one of 
his close friends, admits that she is a failure, and the 
friends go so far as to say that Mr. Peare would not care 
if she were at the bottom of the lake instead of resting 
securely inside the breakwater. Mr. Peare had set his 
mind on winning the challenge cup and bringing it back 
with him to Chicago, but now has practically given up 
hope. Veva may be put in dry dock-and rebuilt to some 
extent, but the time remaining before the trial races, 
which begin July 4, is so short that it is almost certain 
she will not compete. 

There was some talk yesterday that the Peare-Lytton 
syndicate would make an effort to rent or buy the new 
boat built by the Davis bovs and owned by them, Com. 
Burroughs of the Columbia Y. C., and one or two others. 
If this boat, called the Nymph, is secured, more lead will 
be put on her keel and silk sails will be used. She is said 
to be very fast and was only launched a couple of weeks 
ago. 





From what we have heard of the yacht’s model, there 
is no reason why she should be other than a complete 
and irremediable failure. She is a keel boat, but designed 
on the same mistaken idea of evading measurement as 
the two unsuccessful 15-footers of 1897. Like them, there 
is a maximum of topsides, on which the boat is expected 
to sail; and a minimum of displacement to carry the 
great weight. It was proposed that she should show a 
very short waterline and small girth when measured, but 
that she should change into a large and powerful boat 
with a big sail plan when she got under way. The only 
surprising part about the whole affair is not that the 
yacht is a failure, but that men can be found who will 
risk good money in such palpably absurd schemes. 


Atlantic Y. C. Cruise. 


As a fitting sequel to its annual cruise, the Atlantic 
Y. C. this year proposes to add an outside race from 
Montauk Point to Sandy Hook and Sea Gate for the re- 
turn of the fleet. 

Com. F. T. Adams offers as a first prize for schooners 
a $250 cup, and as a first prize for cutters one valued at 


$150. 
Fleet Capt. T. L. Watson offers a second prize for 
schooners of $125 and a second prize for cutters of $100. 
Bartow S. Weeks, chairman of the House Committee, 
offers a third prize for schooners of $100 and a third 
prize for cutters of $75. 


Winthrop Y. C. Club Race. 


WINTHROP—BOSTON HARBOR. 
Saturday, June 24. 

Tue Winthrop Y. C. sailed a club race on June 24, the 
wind being moderate from the east, but shifting to 
south and freshening. The times were: 

26ft. Class—Start, 3:27. 







Finish. Elapsed. 
Hermes, G. W. Chesterton.............. ..4 40 16 1 13 16 
Alert, J. McConnell, Jr... 4 46 05 1 19 05 
Alma, C. FROME. ccncocccsoscdcodecesce «+. 4 48 40 1 21 40 
15ft. Class—Start, 3:27. 
Diack, W. TL. Mikidk....vescvecccccdvecccoccccsse 4 50 50 113 50 
Bubble, C. H, Kelley............sceeeseees 2.22] Withdrew. 


The judges were C. S. Burr and Samuel M. T. Con- 
nell, 





American Y. C. Pennant Series. 


NEWBURYPORT, MASS. 
Saturday, June 17. 


Tue American Y, C, sailed its first race in pt omar 
series on June 17, the times being, course eight miles: 





Serie, T Huse.. h ope Tse 
. TBE. cc cccccesecese Cc 
Tod oth, 0S * aa 00 137 3 1 35 00 
Deedstasteceh 00 1 39 2 1 8 00 
pee Jacoby “ mH ine 14% 
rere eneee 00 : : ? 148 00 
Bot Amends .,+.+000 00° bid not finish. 


FOREST AND STREAM, 





Voodoo, M. Currier... ; 1 67 15 1 50 00 
Friskey, H. Moody.. 2 06 20 1 50 00 
Rag Time, E. T. 1 57 44 1 51 00 
Lobster, P. A. 2 27 35 2 18 00 
Celeno, H. S. N 1 58 05 1 51 00 
The judges were: B. G. Davis, chairman; P. J. Lowell, 


C. S. Spaulding. 
YACHTING NEWS NOTES. 


The new 51-footer, Acushla II., was recently towed to 
Boston by the steam yacht Sagamore. Her keel was re- 
moved and replaced at Hanley’s, where she was built, and 
she was towed back to New York. 


The new steel steam yacht Willada, designed by H. C. 
Wintringham for Col. Wm. Hester, was launched on June 
22 at Pusey & Jones’ yard, Wilmington, Del. She is 
128ft. over all, goft. l.w.l., 16ft. 6in. beam, and oft. gin. 
depth of hold. She has a triple compound engine, 9, 
14% and 23% by 14, and an Almy boiler. 

Aloha, the steel auxiliary brigantine designed by Tams 
& Lemoine for D. Willis James and Arthur Curtis James, 
was launched on June 21 at the Erie Basin Dry Dock, 
being christened by Mrs. Arthur Curtis James. The 
yacht is of steel, 160ft. over all, 130ft. l.w.l., 20ft. 6in. 
beam and 14ft. draft. 


Conqueror, steam yacht, F. W. Vanderbilt, arrived at 
St. Michaels, Azores, on June 20, from New York. 


Nahma, steam yacht, Estate of Robert Goelet, arrived 
at Greenoch, from New York, on June 19, to lay up. 


Aphrodite, steam yacht, Col. D. H. Payne, took the 
ground near the Erie Basin about 10 A. M. on June 22 
as she was starting to accompany the New York Y. C. 
fleet in the club regatta. She grounded on soft mud, 
which held her firmly, but released her at 2:30 P. M. with- 
out damage. 

The Williamsburg and the Flushing Bay Yacht Clubs 
have united in one organization. The latter club was 
formed about a year ago as the result of dissentions in 
the former, to the detriment of both. The union makes 
a club in place of two comparatively weak 
rivals. 


“Forest and Stream’ Sells Boats. 


St. Louis, Mo., June 22.—Forest and Stream Publishing Co.: 
I have received most satisfactory results from my advertisement 
in your paper, and you will kindly continue same. The number 
of inquiries I received from that small adv. really surprised me, 
and I consider it an excellent investment. Yours very truly, 

Frep MEpartT. 
(E, J. 


Grap- Shooting. 


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Fixtures. 


June 27-28.—Eau Claire, Wis.—Eau Claire Gun Club’s third annual 
tournament. . K. Scammon, Manager. 

June 27-28.—Moberly, Mo.—Moberly Gun Club’s tournament. A. 
S. Head, Sec’y. 

June 27-29.—Altoona, Pa.—Target tournament of the Altoona Rod 
and Gun Club, Wopsononock Heights. G. G. Zeth, Sec’y. 

June 28-30.—Richmond, Ind.—Richmond Gun Club’s tournament. 
_ July 1.—Sherbrooke, P. Q.—Annual tournament; targets; Domin- 
ion Day; open to all amateurs. Chas. H, Foss, Sec’y. 

July 1.—Sedam Park, Denver, Colc.—Messrs. A. B. Daniels-J. A. 
R: Elliott contest for Du Pont trophy. 

July 1-2.—Milwaukee, Wis.—Grand tournament of Milwaukee 
Gun Club, in Carnival Week. Du Val, Sec’y. 

July 4—Pawling, N. Y.—All-day tournament of the Pawling 
Rod and Gun Club; targets. 

O.—Tournament of the Warren Gun Club. 


, Sec’y. 
July 4.—Chicago, ti—Fifth annual basket Henie of the Garfield 
Gun Club; live birds and targets. Dr. J, W. Meek, Sec’y. 

July 7.—Lyndhurst, N. J.—Match at 100 live birds, $100, be- 
tween Messrs. A. Doty and H. M. Heflich. 

July 7-9.—Denver, Colo.—Second annual tournament of the 
Overland Gun Club at Sedam’s Shooting Park. 

July 8—South Amboy, N. J.—Central New Jersey Trap-Shooters’ 
Loge contest. 

July 8.—Lyndhurst, N. J.—New fone State championship con- 
test between Messrs. T. W. Morfey, holder of E. C. cup, and 
Harold Money, challenger. 

uly 9-10.—Oshkosh, is.—Tournament of the Winnebago Gun 
ne Trophy for State target championship. Oscar Crary, Jr., 
ec’y. 

july 13-14.—Wolcott, N. Y.—Tournament of the Catchpole Gun 
Club. E. A. Wadsworth, Sec’y. 

July 14-15.—St, Paul, Minn.—Totirnament of the St. Paul Rod 
and Gun Club. A. E. Perry, Sec’y-Treas. ' 

aly 18-20.—Little Rock, Ark.—Arkansas State tournament. 

uly 19-20.—Providence, R. I.—Interstate Association’s tourna- 
ment, under auspices of the Providence Gun Club. R. C. Root, 


Sec’y. 

Tuy 21.—Kent, O.—Heikes-Elliott contest for Cast-Iron medal. 

July 22.—Holmesburg Junction, Pa.—Grand midsummer target 
tournament and five-men team match, on —- of Keystone 
Shooting League. J, K. Starr, Manager, Philadelphia. 

July 25.—Brooklyn, L. I.—Third_ annual tournament and clam- 
bake of the Hell Gate Gun Club. E. Doeinck, Sec’y. 

July 26.—Albany, Y.—Second annual tournament of the 
Forester Gun Club. Bluerocks and magautrap; open to all. 
R. Sweny, Sec’y. . 

July 26-39.—Ocean City, Md.—Third annual midsummer tourna- 
ment; two days at live birds; two at targets; $300 added. J. 
R. Malone, anager . 

Aug. 9-10.—Portland, Me.—Interstate Association’s tournament, 
under auspices of the Portland Gun Club. S. B. Adams, Sec’y. 

Aug. 11.—Haverhill, Mass.—All-day shoot of the Haverhill Gun 
Club; added money. F. Lambert, Sec’y. 

Sept. 6-7.—Portsmouth, Va.—Tournament of the Interstate As- 
sociation, under auspices of the Portsmouth Gun Club. W. N. 
White, ser y 

Sept. 13-14—Cherokee, Ia.—Cherokee Gun Club’s third annual 
tournament. J. D. Anderson, Sec’y. 

Oct. ee N. Y.—Tournament of Pawling Rod and Gun 
Club; targets and live birds. 

First and third Fridays of each month.—Watson’s Park, Burn- 
sine, Ill.—Semi-monthly contest for Montgomery Ward & Co.’s 
diamond es. , 

Brooklyn n Club.—Third Saturday of each month, Francotte 
un contest. Fourth Saturday of each month, Grand American 

andicap contest, 

1900 


June —.—Tournament of Ohio Trap-Shooters’ League, first week 
in June. J. €. Porterfield, Sec’y. 





In the contest for the championship of New Jersey, between 
ie M ° ww 


Messrs. T. , holder of the cup, and Back, of 
Boiling Springs, challenger, the former won by a score of 44 
to 43. Mr. Huck was suffering much from an attack of infla: 


he shot and race. The holder was i 
‘ately io oe tp 1. ae 


though rheumatism at the time and therefore was not at his bent, 
and the date and place for the next contest are July 


& Lyndharet 


ET IOP TARY fo eae este 


DRIVERS AND TWISTERS. 


Cluh secretaries are invited to send their scores for publication in 
these columns, also any news notes they may care to have printed. Ties 
on all events are considered as divided unless otherwise reported. Mail 
all such matter to Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 346 Broad- 
way, New York, 








The programme for the grand mid-summer target tournament 
and team match for the five-men team championship of eastern 
Pennsylvania, eastern Delaware and western Rew Jersey is now 
ready for distribution. This tournament will be held on the 
grounds of the Keystone Shooting League, at Holmesburg Junc- 
tion, July 22. Conditions of team match, 30 targets per man; no 
entrance fee; handsome silver trophy to the wanes team. The 
championship syophy shall not become the persona progets of 
any club until it has been won twice by the same club, the club 
winning the trophy to hold a tournament, under the same condi- 
tions, within one year. These tournaments to be held once each 
year until some club wins the trophy twice. Should any club, 
after winning the trophy once, fail to hold the necessary tourna- 
ment, the trophy will be returned to the Keystone Shooting League, 
where a tournament will be held. The club failing to hold the 
tournament will be barred from future competition. For those 
who wish to shoot for cash there will be an optional team sweep, 
entrance per team $2.50. One money for every three entries, class 
shooting. Individual optional sweep, on each 15 targets, entrance 
50 cents. All clubs desiring to enter teams must make their entry 
not later than July 17. Address J. K. Starr, P. O. box 295, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. The sweepstake programme, open to all, has 12 
events, 15:and 20 targets, $1 and $1.50 entrance. 

John Wright, manager of the Brooklyn Gun Club, has acquired 
a deep seam between his eyes from protracted thinking over 
what would be pleasing to his family of shooters in the way of 
— for good performance with the gun, but lately he seems to 

ave stopped thinking, and has thrown everything wide open in 
a way, for he has added another special event to his series of 
shoots, which will take place on the fourth Saturday of each 
month, and is to be known as the Grand American Handicap 
event, the prize of which is an entry to the Grand American 
Handicap of 1900. The same conditions which govern the com- 
petition of the Francotte gun will govern this event, excepting that 
there will be a series of ten shoots instead of twelve. Otherwise 
the manner of determining peints, handicaps, etc., are the same. 
He also will add a valuable second prize to each of these events, 
and eight or ten more minor, yet good, prizes. 


Mr. C. C. Beveridge, whose modest demeanor and smoothly 
shaven face, meek and pious in expression, have earned for him the 
soubriquet of the Dominie, was a welcome visitor in New York 
on Friday of last week, after an absence of many months, most 
of which were spent in Nebraska. He reports a lot of new interest 
awakened in shooting matters in Nebraska, through the influence 
of the recent tournaments, but there was much to envy in the ad- 
vantages which he described in favor of that section, in that live 
pigeons could be obtained in abundance at $1 per dozen, or 8% 
cents a piece. If a shooter desires to try his skill on 1,000,000 
pigeons, he can save about $80,000 by going thither. The Dominie 
contemplates settling at Ocean City, N. J., for the summer, where 
he can fish and rest after his long season of work. 


In the contest for the E. C. cup, emblematic of the champion- 
ship, between Mr. W. R. Crosby, of O’Fallon, Ill., holder, and 
Mr, J. A. R. Elliott, at Batavia, N. Y., June 24, the former won by 
score of 128 to 124. The conditions were 50 unknown, 50 expert 
and 25 pairs. Mr. Crosby captured the cup in open competition 
at the St. Louis shoot, which began on May 15, where it was 
offered after being contested for in many matches. As compared 
with some previous contests for it, the scores are not large. 
Still, weather conditions, grounds, etc., are so variable, as com- 
pared with different times and places, that no just comparison 
in this respect is possible. 


The Pawling Rod and Gun Club, Pawling, N. Y., are making 
special effort to make their shoot, July 4, an enjoyable enter- 
tainment for all who attend. The grounds are pleasantly situated 
on a hill overlooking the charming town of Pawling, and the 
members, most companionable gentlemen, do all in their power 
to make a visit enjoyable to sportsmen. There is a probability 
that several New York shooters will attend, and those who have 
not yet given the matter thought would be wise to begin now. 
There is an early train which arrives in Pawling before the shoot 
begins, but much the better way is to journey thitherward the 
night before, stop at the Dutcher House, and begin the shoot 
on a full stomach and a good rest. 


Mr. H. M. Heflich and A. Doty have arranged a match at 100 
live birds, $100 a side, and loser to pay for birds, to be shot on 
the grounds of the Lyndhurst Shooting Association, on July 7. 
A fine lot of summer birds are on hand for the occasion, and 
shooting of a good order will be necessary if fair scores are made. 


On July 13 the Calhoun Park Gun Club holds its outing and 
one-day tournament at targets, thrown Sergeant system. oney 
divided according to the Rose system, ratios 8, 6, 5 and 2. Shoot- 
ing commences at 10 o’clock. There are ten events on the pro- 
gramme. W. J. MacCrickart, assistant manager, Pittsburg. 


The Cotoets Gun Club, Wolcott, N. Y., will hold a tourna- 
ment on July 13 and 14, concerning which programmes will be 
issued later. Mr. E. A adsworth is secretary, and Uncle Ben 
Catchpole, whose years have not in the least diminished his sports 
man’s spirit, is president. 

Mr. John Parker, of Detroit, won the expert medal in the 
tournament of the Michigan Trap-Shooters’ League last week, by 
a score of 24 out of 25 targets. r. A. Shearer, of Bay City, won 
the semi-expert medal, and Mr. Merrill, of tne same city, won 
the amateur medal. 


The West Virginia squad has made quite a record, as persistent 
good shooters, contesting at Buffalo, Cleveland and Wheeling. At 
the latter place Dade captured the Parker hammerless in the mer- 
chandise event with the good score of 24 out of 25. 


As will be noted on reference to Mr. E. S. Rice’s communication. 
games in our trap columns this week, Messrs, A. B. Daniels, of 

enver, and Mr. J. A. R. Elliott will contest for the Du Pont 
trophy at Sedam Park, Denver, Colo, on July 1. 


Under date of June 23, Mr. Paul Litzke informs us that Mr. 
ohn J. ‘Sumpter, Sr., father of the famous trap-shooter, died at 
ot Springs, Ark., on June 22. He was a power in the political 
and business world in his section of Arkansas. 

As will be noted elsewhere in our trap columns, Mr.’ Elliott 
has challenged Mr. Crosby for another contest for the E. C. cup 
and the championship significance which attaches to it. The date 
will probably be fixed upon soon. 

Mr. J. C. Porterfield, secretary-treasurer of the Ohio Trap-Shoot- 
ers’ League, informs us that the league tournament of 1900 will 
be held the first week in June of that year. 

The next shoot of the Central New Jersey Trap-Shooters’ League 
will be held July 8, on the grounds of the Columbia Gun Club, 
South Amboy, N, J. 

__ At the recent meeting of the Michigan Trap-Shooters’ League 
it id determined that the next shoot of the League will be held 
in July. 

The Hell Gate Gun Club, of New York, will hold its third annua! 
clambake and target tournament at Dexter Park, Brooklyn, on 
July 25. 

Mr. Geo. H. Jones, secretary of the Warren Gun Club, Warren, 
O., informs us that his club will hold a tournament on uly 4. 

Bernarp Waters. 


Inanimate Target Championship. 


New York, June 24.—Editor Forest and Stream: 1 have to-day 
received the two eiering communications relating to challenges 
for the E. C. cup and the championship of the world at inani- 
mate targets: , 

“Batavia, N. Y., June 23.—American E. C. & Schultze Gunpow- 
der comenestcapn omens I hereby challenge Mr. W. R. Crosby 
for the ,, cup and inclose herewith forfeit of 325 to bind the 
same scooreng to the rules governing challenges for the cup.— 





second communication was a telegram from Mr. Fred Gil- 
bert to the following effect: 
“Chicago, Ill., June 24.—I hereby challenge Crosby to contest 
or sion E. C. o— under rules. Forfeit mailed.” 
As Mr. Elliott’s challenge was mailed at Batavia, N. Y., June 
23, 6 P. M., as shown by the postmark, it unquestionably takes 
ecedence of Mr. Gilbert’s telegraphic challenge of the 24th inst. 
r, Crosby has, therefore, been notified of Mr. Elliott’s challenge 
and requested to set date, time and place for the match, Yours 


h, 
oan 5 2. 
ms Am, “E, C.” & "Schultse” Guapowder’ Co, 




















































































































WESTERN TRAPS. 
Garfield Gun Club. 


Cuicaco, Lll., June 22.—Dr. J. W. Meek, secretary of the Gar- 
field Gun Club, has sent out to the membership of that goodly 
body the following announcement for the Fourth of July festiv- 
ities: 

“Chicago, June 20.—The fifth annual basket picnic of the club 
will be held on the club grounds, Tuesday, July 4. Shooting will 
begin on live pigeons promptly at 9 o’clock and will continue until 
absut 2 o’clock. An elegant silver club cup will be shot for on 
live birds—10 birds each man, under a handicap in distance from 
25yds. to 338yds. Those desiring to enter this contest must be on 
hand early. No live-bird shooting after dinner. The afternoon 
will be devoted to target shooting. Prizes will also be given the 
winners in a target race, all members being handicapped for this 
event on the percentage plan. An elegant and abundant dinner 
will be provided by the wives and lady friends of the club mem- 
bers, and the club will prov:de an abundance of ice cream, lemon- 
ade, etc. 

“All who have had the pleasure of participating in these events 
have voted them a grand success. 

“Come out; bring your entire family and enjoy a delightful day 
in the open air, away from smoke, dust, roar and rattle incident 
to the Fourth in the city. 5 

“If the wedther is favorable we will assure you a thoroughly 
enjoyable day.” x ; 

June 24.—The trophy shoot of the Garfield Gun Club was held 
here to-day Richards won Class A medal, Hellman Class B, and 


‘ 
ts 72. 













Fanning Class C. Sweeps followed. Scores: 
RIES os covscteccencrccncevecsesnvewses 11111111111111111111101)1—24 
ee . »-1121110111011111111111111—23 
CRRA is cod cpoedes -1110111111111110111111111—23 
GiDETt .nccecccccccccsccccss -0101111111111111111011111—22 
BECUIMIAR coc cscccvcccesveveses -1111101111110100111111111—21 
oe een ee -1101111011111011011111111—21 
Dir SHAW 2c cccccccccsccccvccccvesescceesced 0111011101101011111111111—20 
ee Seer 1010111010101111111110111—19 
EOE BOE nccccdocctcsevcnecpnsevcvecvssoos 0101110111111101111010111—19 
Fanning ......ccccccccccvcvccresecccosoved 0111011011110000111111011—17 
SERENE \a ssc cccdecscsopevpeveccscsepesey 1010100110111101101111011—17 
ee Pe 1111110111010001001101110—16 
TE MRORWES ook ccc cccccscccsedsvocscscebone 1100111101010110010101111—16 
RE odcccdccsvesscccscvsscoscooscvsecten 1111110090101300110111110—16 
Brabrack .....ccccccccccccccccccccccecvecs 1101101010100111110011101—16 
MME GadubectécsenseonstsbebenteyeseteuNe 0000000101110011111111111—15 
Mira SAW ..ccccccccsvccsdescccssccccssess 1110110001100111111001100—15 
YOUNG ..ccissccccccccccccsccsecscovseveces 0001110011110101100111110—15 
Workman ...ccccccccccccsccccccsccevecees 0111110011011011010011100—15 
Dr ROyCt <.cccccccccccccccvccccccscsseces 1000010110001101110110011—13 
J Wolf ...ccccccscccceccccccccecsecececees 0010001110101001110011010—12 
Re WEGEE ecdeccscesdecsccasccdesenseenseetet 1100011100110000100110110—12 
GML: cinichidpevsencsnbshwseensbesbibent etl 1010010100110010000101001—10 
ODES, occrcccetsvcccevevesesseeseVescnene 1000000101001110010100100— 9 
Pollard ..cccccccscscsnvescsvedscovescssood 0001000010000101011010100— 8 

Events: 123 4 5 6 Events: 123 45 6 

Targets: 151015101525 Targets: 15 10 15 10 15 25. 
Northcott ...... 11 79 7.... Graham ... 0 Se UE ee ses 
Workman ...... .. 8799 Brabrook 512 8.... 
eee 6&6 3...... Rhodus B xe es we dy 
ee ee 83 44.. Eaton ..... 365 4.. 
Dr Meek ....... ll 712 6.. Bamiths  ccccvcscce v0 16 3.... 
Richards ....... 10 711 815 Dr Royce ....., «: 669 5.. 
Fanning ........ 13 810 6 8 Sh akvbbissboue ws WwW 12 8 13 22 
C Wolf ......... 64 5.. ERREED ccvcveccss oe 911 8 13 22 
VOOR 46600080 7 710 910 CEE occvccsie on 915 9 14 2 
Dr Shaw ....... 13 912 9 Newcomb ...... «- Bb 06 50 4 
Mrs Shaw ...... 9 4.. 8 .. .. Hellman ....c0e oo oe ll 9 12 21 
J Wolf .......00: 30 4 8 2. oo oe Stiger ccccccees oo 00 BBS 20 -<0 
De Clireg .....- BD kates! oh) cg? OURETE, cpviaice 50.05) 60 00. BB) se 

June 19.—Practice: 
GF GRE vein cosscccccenccccedscsvnccosesed 2212020200022002121220101 

1011102011102112110212210 
200221111112221221101222 

t 22010 —59 

June 21.—Crow won the shoot of the Audubon Gun Club in the 
shoot-off with Wilcox. Several visitors were present. Scores: 

June 21 
Crow FB, B..ccecesccvcensnccsssconceses 11211212021221122202—18—2—20 
Wilcox, 2B, B...0..ccccvccecccccccsccves 22121010221121222211—18—2—20 
Amberg, 90, 1.......0.csccccccccscevssee 0212°211222012101111—16—1—17 
BBE, BD Liccccccsccssccscccccescvcceved 2111*12221*2200w 
Parkhurst .....ccccccceccccvcccsees « - » -00122202121201101111 —15 
SMagill .......ccceesccecccccsccscccccces 022212121010212w 
PSturtevant 2... .ccscesccccccccccsccees 0112*22011w 

* Visitors. 

Ties: 
COD. cccvcsvesnssnsnsccces 22022—4 Wilcox ...ceeeeeeeeeeeees 20011—3 

Match: 
Wilcox .......+ 121222100121222—13 Amberg ....... 101010111012010— 9 

Practice: 
Odell wcccvccccccces . ». .012110101111001 —10 
Magill .....ccccscccccsces 0121220210 _ 7 
Sturtevant .........seeeee 2221202110000 —8 
ee 220222221020000120211020112002111211202202—29 

RAVELRIGG. 
Ogden Shoot. 
Mr. 


William McKinley, secretary of the Ogden Gun Club, is 
good enough to make the following report of the tournament at 
that place June 20. The crowd seems not to have been very large, 
but it is not always the size of the shoot which is the criterion 
of its success as a sportsmanlike event. Mr. McKinley writes: 

“The day was all that could be asked, and the home club had 
everything in fine shape for the usual large crowd of shooters that 
has heretofore attended these tournments; but this time they were 
to be disappointed. None of the local tournaments have been 
well attended this season, owing, seemingly, to the foolish (?) idea 
of the amateurs that a few “‘crackerjacks” will “round up” every- 
thing.. Can someone suggest a programme for a good time, lots 
of sport, and nobody a heavy ioser? In every way but financially 
our tournament was a success. Below is our little score: 





Events 123 45 6 7 8 91011 12 1314 
Targets 10 10 15 10 10 15 10 10 15 10 10 15 10 25 :~ Broke. Av. 
Cee fencsccee 10 814 91015 9 914 9 915102 166 94 2-7 
BY 8 714 91014 9 7151010131023 159 967 
81013101014 9 911 6 711 822 139 & 
Dakeieen .44 8.2» 0s-00.00 © oo.4, B. BD a0.06 26 47 60 
Bok .cccccces 10 915 $9 91510 915 8 8 15 10 24 157 89 5-9 
Walton ...... 8 913 81014 6 512 8 8 8.... 1070=—- 71-7 
Athos ....... 8 91310 813 81012 9 812 92 154 8& 
Helton ...... DB SS on Gee ee bs vs oe Fos 422 7 
McKinley ... -- 8. 23 3B... D 8. 60 855-9 
Hiller ....... 0+ + os Bis centric wees 0 ee SOs 22 «7731-3 
Kirby me ic ew: B oS en 6b % 
hee Ff fF me 82 261-3 
BERROIES cus ap 00 obisn at’ ce co S:6p Dirbe eo os 12 60 
GUY narncces ve.oe, pe-ssiuses es on oe Sa = b 7 
E. Hoven. 


480 Caxton Buitpinc, Chicago, Ill. 
Eureka Gun Club. 


June 24.—An overcast sky and a strong wind from the left-quar- 
ter made shooting hard to-day. The targets were very erratic in 
their flight, and were as a rule overshot. Mrs. C. W. Carson 
and V. £. Cunnyngham shot a 25-target match. While Cunnyng- 
ham did good work, he was unable to defeat Mrs. Carson, who 








shot in remarkably good form throughout the day. Scores: 
Cunnyngham .......-.seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees 1111111101111011111111111—23 
O J Buck... ....cceeeceevenceccsseraneee 1111111011111010111100111—20 
Mrs Carson 1110111101011111011111011—20 
Wear4t ...cccccccccceses - »-1101111101110110100111101—19 
Dr Carson - » -1110111110110011100111111—19 
Mack .isccccpcccvccces - --1011111100011100010111110—16 , 
Sundermeier - -1110010100110010110111100—15 
Jones Daas ecbaivinghusteechcpoabibestena 1000011110110010010111101—14 
EID nasaccensncvcpeccesnvcccescasevessees 0110101101101100010101010—13 
BE Be WRC svek sicicccsvievcnsiccvcdosceces 0000010000001000000001010— 4 
Sweeps: : 
Events: 12%3 
T . 25 20 
Mrs MD. scnscesesece .14 910 
O J Buck..... 18 14... 
Cunnyngham ... . os Bliss 
Sundermeier ... Oe ee aera 17 
Knap ....-s0eseree sees 1D .. 
* 10 pairs. ‘ ee Ere 


FOREST AND STREAM. 


ON LONG ISLAND. 


Brooklyn Gun Club. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., June 24.—Close work was the feature of to- 
day’s shooting, no less than five men tieing.in each of the prize 
events. G, B. Paterson won the gun case after the second shoot- 
off. No. 4 was a 25-target handicap event, the prize being a year’s 
subscription to Forest anp Stream. The second ties were not 


shot off, but will be decided at a later date. The scores: 
Prize shoot for gun case: 


G B Paterson, 9......0.cccccccce « «+ -100101111111111101191111111011—30 
JB BROGUARS, 4... 5 5..5 50. pecccscccsven 10401999199911999111111111001—30 
WW, BMMGUNOE,! Bo. icasincdistechedcuserd 111111111111011111110011111111—30 


Re a 111110110110111111110111110111—30 











Set GRE Bos. ccnsinocebacspebeken 010111011111110001111111110101—30 
ie: MeN, Ei scccovenssccicecsscooel 101100111011111011111111001011—27 
1S Wright, 9......-ccccccosecerceved 10001111101011001011011101110—27 
ee ee 111010111111111001011110001101—26 
Dr Webber, 5.......0scccccescccccsce 111101100101110101101110011111—26 
PF GO, Bosses dausivesecccsvdecetl 100010010000111010111010110101—24 
First ties: 
Paterson, 9......... aswessgbensnre + + «-111101101011100101111111111101—30 
W Hopkins, 3........ ©100110111101111111111111100111—30 
Creamer, 8...... -000011001100111110111111101110—27 
Bryant, 6 -111101111010111111101001010010—26 
BO Ps Boe Svnpccicvioncupun «+» +101011011111111001000111111111—26 
Second ties: 
PN, Bisson cocecencneey oe eeeeeeeeL1I11011111111001110110111111—30 
ee a RS ee eee eee -001111011111011101111110111101—26 
Events: 123465 Events: 123 4 5 
Targets 10 15 10 25°25 Targets: 10 15 10 25*25 
F A Thompson... 5 9 623.. Paterson ........ oo S 6g see op 
W Hopkins ...... 10 14 92525 Milliken oo vo 2 ED 0 
Dr Webber ...... 910 923... Wright ....... - BD 6R.. 
‘ B_ Hopkins..... 5 9102525 Dr Creamer.. -- 9252 
H Thompson... 811 .. 2525 Dr Kemble........ .. .. 523.. 
Dr Bryant ....... yy Bs fF eS OO eee ie 
eh OIE 6.. 522.. 


* Shoot-off of No. 4. Second ties not shot off. 


Auburn Gun Club. 


Ausurn, Me., June 24.—Following are the scores made by the 

members of the Auburn Gun Club to-day. The day was very 
warm, and the attendance much larger than was expected, thirty 
men facing the traps. The scores, although fair, were not nearly 
as good as those of the preceding Saturday. In the 25-target 
handicap match for the gold badge four were tied for it—Moody, 
White, Berry and Conner—Connef winning it on the shoot-off. 
_ One event was the second shoot for the $100 Parker gun, which 
is to be given by the “Maine Sportsman” to the best trap shot 
in the State, the conditions being, a 26-target race, the contestants 
to be at two-thirds of the shoots, the final match to be shot off 
at the State tournament, to be held on the grounds of the Auburn 
Gun Club, Aug. 30 and 31. 

Mr, E, C. Ferriday, of the Laflin & Rand Powder Co., was a 
visitor at the club, and shot through several of the events. 

A magautrap has been ordered, and is daily expected by the 
club. The members are going to Portland the first of next month 
to shoot for the Lovell challenge badge. A good time is expected, 
for the Portland boys are a jolly crowd, 

The Auburn Gun Club has only been organized two years and has 
already a membership of forty-eight, which is rapidly increasing. 
At their regular Saturday shoots there is a larger attendance 
than at any other club in the State, 





Scores: 

Events: 123465 Events: 12345 

Targets: 10 25 10 15 1 Targets: 10 25 10 15 lu 
Hunnewell . vs 9 9.. Dr Cushman..... 19 4 » 
Ashley ...... 913... Lambert .. eS 7S 
Bickford . 810 8 Huntington om =e. 
EEE: aconewdveense 712 8 Hall....... BE wei geias 
ET  svsesevevenss 812 7 Ferriday ciew- =) 3 
FEED wrevscccccese 413 .. Snow ....cecceceeee oe = 6 3 
ED cocacconsses 9 6 .. Noble .....cccccce » 6 Mk on Be oe 
BOY cccccccccces 8 8.. Robinson ......... - 6 70... 
CIGD cencnsndwconons 9 20 co co COMIMS ..ccoceccece oo 17 9 810 
EARGTOE cc cvccccce 414...... McKennen ........ «- EB cc ce © 
DORUR . cccvnscee coo 415 8 6 2. Cole coccccccccce nde ak be. ne.oe 
Flanders ....... oo SIL 4... oe Emsom ..ccccceie os cs ED se 00 os 
FORES wo coesenceenes 611 .. 0 « Merrill ....ccccccce eS wae oe 
ee AS -- 923 413 8 Brown ........- Sens \@ 00: 00 06 9 
Norton ...... oosce) ED once 60. CEE, aezotecaces a ee 
BEORCS ccccvccccs - 616 914.. 





Trap around Reading. 


READING, Pa., June 17.—The following scores were made to-day 
in the seventh weekly shoot for a gun on the grounds of the Mt. 
Penn Gun Club, of this city. Each man shot at 25 targets: Huns- 
berger 25, Rhoads 23, Yeager 21, Shultz 20, Saylor 16, Laird 16, 
Dietrich 17. Yeager leads im average, with .88 per cent. 

Lebanon, Pa., June 17.—Ihe Keystone Gun Club, of this city, 
elected the following officers: President, Francis H. Reinoehl; 
Vice-President, A, G. Reizenstein; Treasurer, Wm. Bollman; 
Captain, A, E. Smith; Steward, Wilson Wentzel; House Com- 
mittee: Geo, Ayres, John Birch, Wm. Lausch; Handicap Com- 
mittee: William Bollman, A. E, Smith and William Langdon. 

West Chester, Pa., June 22.—At the shoot, held to-day, for the 
challenge cup of the West Chester Gun Club, of this city, C. 
Brinton, Lumis and Peters tied on 23 out of 25. In the shoot- 
off at 10 targets, Lumis missed his first bird and scored 9, while 
C. Brinton and Peters each broke 10 and continued to smash them 
until the 29th target, which Brinton lost, although dusting it 
very hard, while Peters broke his 30th target, and won the cup. 
= members also shot two sweepstake events, the scores of which 
‘ollow: 

Events: 1 

Targets: 
Lumis 
Bord .cocccce 
Green .. 
Nate ..... oe 
Henry ........ coucacenses EB-00'.60 

No. 1 event was the shoot for challenge cup. 

Shoot-off tie, 10 targets: Lumis 9, C. Brinton 10, Peters 10. 

Second shoot-off: C. Brinton 10, Peters 10. 

Third shoot-off: C. Brinton 9, Peters 10. 


Events: 123 
Targets: 
Harrison 





Duster. 


Minneapolis Gun Club. 


MINNEAPOLIS, June 22.—The Thursday afternoon’s shoot of the 
Minneapolis Gun Club was not as well attended as usual, probabl 
owing to the Girestening weather and strong wind that prevailed. 
French carried. off the honors of the day, winning three medals, 
Biffton and Johnston also winning their badges with very credit- 
able scores. Several interesting sweepstakes were shot after the 
finish of the day’s regular events. A number of the active members 
will attend tournaments to be held at Eau Claire, Wis., on June 
27 and 28, and at Crookston, Minn., June 30 and July 1. All 
shooters interested in this matter are invited and can secure spe- 
cial rates to either or both places on application to President 
S. S. Johnston or any of the ee gun stores. The Saturday 
matinee shoot will be called promptly at 2 o’clock P. M. The 
following are the scores of the afternoon’s events: 

Paegel challenge badge, 25 targets: French 21, Morrison 15, Biff- 
ton 19, Parker 19, Dr. Bill 19, Johnston 18, Mrs. Johnston 20 
foaes 18, Hays 18, Kennedy 17, Thompson 17, Neely 20, Rheil- 

effer 17, Davenport 15, Remington 18. r 

Ties: French 8, Dr. Bill 7. . 

French won badge. i 

Club badges, 10 singles, 5 pairs: French 17, Morrison 10, Biffton 
16, Parker 15, Dr. Bill 14, Fohnston 18, Mrs. Johnston 14, Jones 
9, Hayes 8, Kennedy a, om: 12, Neely 14, Rheildeffer 9, 
‘Memiagton 8, Spear 10, thes 10, Davenport 13. 


ai 
ohnston won senior badge; French won junior badge; Ken- 


ny d d badge, 25 singles: F; h_18, Morri 19, B 
itz diamon ¥ singles: Frenc i , Biff- 
ton Parker 23, Dr. Bill 14, Johnston 21, Mrs. Jonhston 1, 
ones Hays 15, Kennedy 17, ompson 16, Neely Chamber- 
in 16, Rheildeffer 16. 


Biffton won badge. 
Val Blatz diamond badge, 15 singles: French 13, Morrison 10, 





{fury i, i806. 


Biffton Parker 11, Dr. Bill 11, Johnston Mrs. Johnston 11, 
Jones 10 ys 7, Bush 11, Kennedy 9, Chamberlin = Tees 4 
Ties: French 3, Biffton 2, Johnston 2. 


French won badge. 
Fort Smith Gun Club. 


Fort Smitu, Ark., June 22.—The regular weekly club shoot of 
the Fort Smith Gun Club took place at the Fair Geosnds to-day. 
Considering the fact that half the shooters are new hands at the 
game, the scores ranked high. Judging from the attendance, we 
will have the most successful season we have ever had. 

At 10:30 A. M. on the day for the shoot it, was discovered that 
there were no targets in town. However, a bit of sharp work by 
telegraph and the kindness of the Jenny Lind contingent got us 
out of a bad hole, and the shoot was run off on schedule time. 
At 12:30 the aforesaid Jenny Lind contingent arrived, bearing with 
them the coveted birds. The attendance was more than we 
Sengnincs for, and consequently we ran short of birds. 

} atthews, as usual, led the procession with the unusual score 
of “all of ’em.” He shot in four sweeps and broke all he shot 
at—35 straight. As there were no more birds he was forced to 
wt with a clean score. 

there were sweeps, team races and side bets galore, Jack 
O’Keiffe, Judge Oglesby, Frank Baptiste and J. P. eden on 
the principal offenders. The members are getting quite sporty, 
and any one who is inclined to plunge can get any kind of a 
game he wants. 

The Gardner Jewelry Co. and Messrs. Klein & Fink have very 
generously donated to the Fort Smith Gun Club two beautiful 
medals, the first representing Class A and-the second Class B. 
These medals are the property of the donors, and will be returned 
to them at the close of the season, or in the event of the disso- 
lution of the Gun Club. They will be contested for each regular 
practice day, and the holder is subject to individual challenge 
twenty-four hours’ notice being all that is necessary. : 





winning Class B medal twice in succession will be Seed es 
Class A: Following are the scores: 

Shot ae Shot 

at. roke. v. 
Matthews ...... 35 35 «61.000 A W Boyd..... 3 ~oe 0 

BE cwcdppens 35 3 . BD Coffee .....0.0% 35 14 -400 
MOONE iksedkwcen 35 26 4.740 O’Keiffe ....... 35 14 = 400 
Durden ....... - 26 .740 Oglesby ........ 25 9 .360 
Baptiste ....... 35 232s £650 OE ded osncncecs 35 10 =. 280 
Merriman ...... 35 21 -600 Trobridge ..... 35 10 -280 
SECRETARY. 





Connecticut State League Shoot. 


Dorton’s Point, South Norwalk, Conn., June 22.—There was 
most delightful day for the tournament of i Connecticut State 
League, held to-day on the grounds of the Naromake Gun Club, 
= ee There was a mild wind and favorable conditions for 

Many ladies were present in the good attendance of spectators 
Lunch was provided for the diamine. In the cauleiarte depart- 
ment was Mr. W. E. Lewis; Mr. H. T. Gahrman looked after the 
entries, while Mr. C, J. Flynn was squad hustler. The scores: 


Events: 123465678 9101112 
P argets: 10 10 10 15 10 15 10 10 10 15 10 10 
— BVese edocs ebb sewed ecbncecse 1010 914 814 9110-91310 9 
——. pisbasisckeesdspodensnseskeas’ 8 7 8121012 8 8 911 9 6 
eae Sevkusethectesesddthanboneeko 10 7514 814 9 8 712 6 8 
rule bovcccdscecssooeceeseccesccccs 8 7 813 812 9 8 810 910 

BEDE nevcsccassocbdcccncccdcocese 79 611 714 46410 8 4 
SED dicnckckiusbinhbbahe ceed scnes OB: Bisicecce © 6 
a ggatectapenicndeaietieted Oe ee a aaah ee Ao on 
OE oS e caddie sedelnevcscessecs 9 8 712 913 8 7 913 8 9 
ie ED stkiSahsduphecockeenses 7 D Jie Bae Be ee 
Bristol seseevees Denvhonveecsyesvoee 7899718377 813 9 6 
CE senthdvbudhscesescecnt.cc oe 1014 810 9 91012 9 9 
DY Stbuutideveadawhsosssonetes eo cal sm.e eT 83. 7 FT 
—_ pasdeosiodibbsbdecssomocebooese oo oe Sm 8... FS A 8. 
ee pesbococceponepesedevecee 6.46 os se' od 12..10 912 7 7 
a SEE. Soepeserasvedescnshaceeceses. ap. 06. 00 bt. a0 10 6 6 41210 6 

MEDOMIET  wovescdececcssccssccocsecs cc 00. 00.00 v0 10 6-6 51010 6 

PEER. Sodinccccencbocsbissubteee ob ek eelaw as ao Cale 810 9 9 
OP ek ENR cade dunuininainbbteedehson;-setka ae) ckeds. = 78 
PUES ve pat erkoatdkas nhbpabaksmstie.oa ther ctttch a. 3. uae Eh 8 


Fe rece, eight men, 30 targets each man: 
feam No. 1.—Potter (captain) 25, Fruit 27, Geh - 
drie 23, Drake 21, G, A. ed 24, Sturges 23, Got Feri se, 
total, 196, : 
Team No. 2.—Parker 27, Cowee 27, Robins i 
Thorpe 21, Tuck 16, Chasmere 14, Leckweed 2, tote, me ~ 





Pawling Rod and Gun Club. 


Paw ine, N. Y., June 24.—Following are scores of our m thi 
ee We shot during a terriffic thunderstorm, which kept the 
—s turning out in force, and also prevented shooting 

No. 1, club shoot: 

Tallman, 6 


at ela ctchinenstocbbendiad 1010001111111111111111111 
MOLTO II0LLN 

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1101111011101001111111111 
1010011101 43 

hy Micheal Se 1101110101101111101101101 
1100111101011001011110000 

s 0010011110011110 

i i pale Ed 1101111011001101011111110 
1010111001011111010101101 
0101100001 —38 

i cect ge 1101101111110111011100011 
0111111100011000001011011 
0000011110001 

eiiettiat: ili csc eisenieneraglincie dictiteibiell 0101010111110010110101110 
007.1111000100011100001010 

oa 2, $5 cash handicap: 

SIT. Lenn Ghuacdeecstuddcosaced 1111110111111111101111111—23—-2— 
SME. Soi cca thacictadeetnaaaccoodadl 11i119110111101111111110 21-2 a 
UMMM. cans ceccanedboren sate 1101001100001011010101110—13w 
Fry cvvsssosscseccseceseccovecoveee Jop1000000010101001301010— dw 

SM cso darignsadidinconcaalacal (000000000011110100— 
PIO, 2c poxrnenisiansemehadondieel 0110011110111110w - 





Freehold Gun Club, 


Freehold, N. J., June 24.—The regular meet of o - 
curred on Friday. The shooting was at targets ponte saan 
unknown angles, rapid-fire system. A high wind blowing with the 
traps made high scores difficult. After the regular event a 
team race between Ellis and Vanderveer, challengers, and ce 
and Snyder was shot. Following are scores of both events: 








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Saydet ”....sccccccs eerie 1001101100001 1101101 Ltibree a 
Wie With: scdketictwustesnccves, coud 111110010011010101011111111101—21 
iy Shy aaa tebe eenarenectaanr 100011011011111010111111110111—29 
Ha Vendareetr .....222ccc.cocesssce 100001100011011101111010100111—17 
ik ME ccniostchseasntnecetecet 011011101010000100001001101111—15 
DeMRIIY Oncczoksahotoosesoqsed 001110101100111101110010110000—16 
T Taird...200 iii oot 100110111001 1001100L1111—17 
A@NGOTN ...66++ eccescccecscesesescsces! 
Hance first, Vandorn second, R. A. Ellis third 
Special shoot, Vanderveer and Ellis against Ha: . 
al Water .ceticetachiaversseensi OoolbOTIOLOLIOLIOLON Ito te: 
R 0011114110111101111111011—29—g2 
110111001 
-1011101111111110100111101-—19-—33 





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Jury 1, 1899.) . 


Sportsmen’s Association of the Northwest. 


Spokane, Wash., Jiine 17.—The fifteenth annual shooting tourna- 
ment of the Sportsmen’s Association of the Northwest was brought 
to a close at dark this evening, with a record surpassing in every 
respect that of any of the previous meetings of the Association. 
The tournament was admirably managed by the Spokane Rod and 
Gun Club. It was, in fact, so satisfactory in all its details that it 
was almost the unanimous desire of the members ra that all 
future tournaments after 1900, which is to be held in Victoria, B. C., 
be held at Spokane, that city being the most central point of the 
territory covered by this Association. There were sixty-two shoot- 
ers in attendance from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, 
Idaho and Montana, and a a number of entries than any of 
the past meetings of the S, A. N. W. 

The Association has a large number of medals, cups and 
trophies, annually contested for, and the added money, amounting 
to $450, made the purses well. worth striving for. Among the 

rominent sportsmen present were ir, W. M. Schultz, M. B. 

rownlee and C. H. Smith, of Butte; W. F, Sheard, Bs L. Car- 
man and W. A. Eberly, of Tacoma; E. E. Ellis, Ed arrett and 
R. Cox, of Seattle; C. K. Cartwright, M. J. Flohr, C. M. Whitlaw 
and Peter Holohan, of Wallace, Idaho; Sam Lowe, of Kallispell, 
Idaho; }: S. Stangroom and Dell Cooper, of Whatcom; J. B. 
Scott, of Fairhaven, Wash.; C. A. Tuttle and D. D, Twohy, of 
Anaconda; R. Rogers, of Missoula, Mont.; W. A. Hillis, of Libby 
Mont.; T. B. are, F. K, McBroom, and J. W. Merritt, of 
Spokane. j : 

The weather was all that could be desired during all three days 
of the shoot. The grounds, located on a sloping hillside above the 
beautiful Spokane River, in Natatorium Park, were convenient 
and pleasant as_ possible. 

A remarkable feature of the tournament was the prevalence of 
“pump guns,” and with one exception the high guns were all of 
that kind. here was a noticeable absence of manufacturers’ 
agents and experts, the new Laflin & Rand and Blue Ribbon 
only being represented. Bluerocks and expert traps were used. 


First Day, Thursday, June 15, 


The events of the first day included four of 15 birds each, un- 
known angles; the individual championship at 25 birds; a 25-bird 
event, and a team race of three men each for the championship 
of the Northwest. The individual championship was won by 
Sheard, of Tacoma, after a hot race with Snyder and Walker, who 
killed straight. The team race was won by the Butte team—Jaeger 
Walker and Schultz—with 43 out of a possible 45, Tacoma and 
Missoula ticing for second, with 40. The scores follow: 









Events: 1 2 3 4 6 Shot at. Broke. 
WE 08a sa ates cone ob bac keds 12 8 17 12 21 95 70 
EN cc on tihs ocaiey site basahececapes 12 12 2 13 2 95 7 
Jaeger Saeenwe whe ets akesebiceuess 9 14 20 12 19 95 74 

NOE Meiccccthowsiswabcesd esas $ [TB € 95 51 
DEE s wnichncent hee) subuoscaseos* 13 12 17 8 16 95 66 
vs dthbonsagtekectsiesectarse li 11 21 14 2 95 77 
BON vekcccccescedecescsaerscces 12 12 22 11 ® 95 7 
SOP GN inc sncuh 6op<05ea5< senha 12 11 21 11 24 95 79 
CEE 5a sks ce asacdebush eso cnbesne 13 13 2 12 19 95 82 
CNN. deltiictded pekh 145 «00 0bbeben Yo 1k 15 11 17 95 64 
IES nn cas ctvep odeschbevesanedss 14 12 21 12 22 81 
ME wntaayeanshubbate cas cikvare 14 12 21 15 23 95 85 
es GeRE ene aGuesedc cvasess teas 14 14 22 14 2 95 87 
PEGUUE  ecascdiadnececcvcececes 13 13 22 12 20 95 80 
DM irish eucctdasesesetesecscets 122 11 2 144 B 95 82 
WE ks cuduccssrisectesnenss 9 11 19 12 19 95 70 
EE cub didctacencvesasnas - 6 § 12 10 18 95 46 
i Ee er ere 12 9 18 18 18 95 70 
Holohan 14 15 23 15 23 95 90 
Van Dorn 8 8 21 7 21 95 65 
C H Smith 12 11 22 12 2 95 % 
Sisson ll ll 14 ll 18 95 65 
A C Ware. 8 913 8 16 95 54 
Stangroom 5 12 21 ll 80 49 
Toohey . 12 11 2 12 22 95 7 
Lougee . ll 23 13 2 95 82 
Stevens ... 12 13 23 12 24 95 84 
ee 13 11 22 10 18 95 74 
Steele .. 123 ill 21 15 21 95 83 
Young ... 9 12 22 ll 19 95 73 
Kimball ... 13 14 23 14 21 95 85 
CEEED | dep sadecsavedecee oon de 10 5 16 9 2 95 60 
ET  ccckuckdedpdeunarChanoces ee 12 14 2% 12 14 95 77 
Pn Noha nansinierither eae htewn 10 11 17 12 21 95 71 
Mis dis buhnsiaabesenhiaeesececkte oz... & 95 58 
NE. ward hidoentionbseduirerdeseee 9 13 21 12 16 95 71 
CD. cinta Vedetenindict cb beee<sn ese oe 11 14 21 12 17 95 y (5) 
WEY eaviedatestedéscanceshedeses ll 12 21 14 95 82 
COE cin rangaceccesnqvontvaserede 10 11 4 8 ‘(19 95 62 
PEED scpienvioxapas cheese a aucenweks 12 12 2 14 2 95 83 
OO rr 14 12 22 ll 16 95 y (5) 
BOTEY ccccncccccccccescoccscceces Soe ena ae o¢ 45 29 
TIN cdo cavnecesiséveseciese con 46 OP TE DD ae 55 41 


Second Day, Friday, June 16. 


The events of the second day included two of 15 birds—No. 8, the 
Multnomah medal shoot, a two-men team race, a 25-bird event for 
the Smith gun trophy, and a 25-bird race with $65 added. The 
Multnomah was won for the second time by Stevens, of Seattle; 
Sheard, of Tacoma, second. The two-men team race was won by 
Flint and McBroom, of Spokane, with a score of 28 out of 30. 
No. 11, the Smith gun trophy, was won by Young, of Tacoma, 









with 24. The scores follow: 

Events: 7 8 9 Ii 12 Shot at. Broke. 
Tuttle -10 2 ll 21 21 105 83 
Nell 12 16 16 20 105 72 
jaceer ll 16 14 18 21 105 80 

rownlee 13 15 6 15 10 105 59 
Forbes 8 21 12 17 18 105 76 

owe BNiZh B 105 76 
Denham 15 22 13 18 19 105 87 
Dr Smith 14 22 13 22 19 105 90 
Sheard 15 23 14 19 22 105 93 
Carman 913 9 18 14 105 63 
Rogers 14 18 11 22 2 105 RY 
T Ware 13 21 14 23 22 105 93 
TIES beccee 14 20 12 2 25 105 91 
PEED cose cetaecaseccessscecces 12 15 12 22 2 105 81 
ER Ade edbuwbetvecedecductsvceves 12 18 13 18 25 105 86 
WE | ccvonevsccccesctcosecse 13 13 9 16 19 105 70 
EE ac cdd sunsaccsvecaveece Soa a se -on 55 30 
WO ab ankesebsesnccsccsébanete 12 19 13 18 15 105 7 
BONE Ph ddob bdve css nccdssescedes ll 22 13 20 2 105 86 
Van Dorn 10 18 6 19 17 105 70 
CF Be kin snscsvvdervens cteas 14 22 15 19 18 105 88 
PAM ab slavincheatvccasectececes es, I tn OS 55 47 
BD Be is cre tertok h cngsecoustsis 12215 6 15 13 105 61 
GAGREIEE vio dicdnsavcevesnesesd Oe ce: ae 40 21 
Toohey ...... 13 16 13 20 19 105 81 
Lougee .... -13 19 ll 23 21 105 87 
Stevens .. -15 4 13 DW 2 105 95 

18 12 21 18 105 81 
22 13 19 16 105 83 
22 12 2% 2% 105 92 
20 13 21 16 105 84 
1 ll 18 21 105 79 
18 12 2 2 105 88 
19 13 21 19 105 82 
MP: ot ge 55 28 
19 14 19 21 105 86 
19 12 0 19 105 79 
19 10 22 19 105 84 
21 ll 2 16 105 78 
16 ll 21 19 105 74 
22 13 23 22 105 93 
oo Ba BS 6. 3 
17 10 18 21 105 80 





Third Day, Saturday, June 17. 


The princi event of the third day was the Globe trophy, at 
50 birds—10 known angles, 10 known angles reversed, 5 pairs of 
doubles, 10 unknown angles and 10 reverse traps, unknown angles, 
use of both barrels. It was won by Hillis, of Montana, with 
the fine score of 46. ham, of Tacoma, made a hot race for 
the winner, with 44. Denham was the winner last year. No. 16 
was the da cup race, at 25 birds, and was won by Stevens, 
of Seattle, after a shoot-off with Twohy. 





, Hillis and Schultz, each 
of whom secured 24. The scores follow: . 
Events:. 13 14 15 16 17 Shot at. Broke. 
Tuttle .... 34 12 19 20 130 7 
a oxnaane 10 34 12 21 18 130 95 
Eee egeasapiacsice MO ee Ie” 8 








‘FOREST AND STREAM. 










Brownlee ........- Cxasrdceasseyes -10 2 5 ll 130 71 
‘ -- 10 21 18 80 60 

ies a 115 89 

44 11 21 16 130 104 

40 ll 19 19 130 103 

43 6 23 19 130 103 

$2 12 18 ll 130 86 

EL a deaelyeckaduedoe youasooawe 14 37.13 18 22 130 104 
T WES CaWabh cdddoseescsacccesece 8 438 11 21 24 130 109 
PE acco pcaepubeiesndesespeces 15 46 12 24 22 130 119 
PRION sccdeccpadcncvessovevese 12223 9 17 16 130 82 
NE ah a cevbsacececesbaccetsccyees 12 39 12 18 2 130 101 
WONIOD bu ive cscvdevcedsuccesas 12 3 12 19 20 130 96 
TROD, Bocce ciccecdsodscccccce ve Ul sa: ae 50 22 
WME Salve lsstch obec vetceteccocee 13 3 «#68 13 «17 130 88 
DN Se svc céccnvcscddvsioseoves 122 3% 9 21 24 130 101 
IE 64256 55 20 ccuscbtacscnece 12 2 8 21 18 130 88 
=) LE eee 13 39 12 23 20 130 107 
ET Wa cwcee dhe su ceckeeseperecce Bis. ke 40 15 12 
Be Banc cevdccetesecredeccese oe os aes 8 115 57 
PE ca schvecthsvesecspueyocs at 65 41 
DOREY cocccsccccccccccccccoccccss ll 38 14 24 2% 130 11 

TN ovr oc eseverencbsarasevenss 12 38 .. 23 15 115 88 
PEN Fa nckedeces céneoegesavcceses 13 3 .. 2 21 115 97 
DA tossedanshecesbeyseteasccessos lis... 8 1 115 81 
Steele ck ieee 115 89 
Young 1197 62 19 130 94 
Kimball 12 42 ll 23 22 130 110 
Cartwright 13 40 11 20 17 130 101 
Snyder ..... 12 40 .. 20 18 115 90 
Flohr .. 10 35 13 18 21 130 97 
Rice ... 13 3... 19 90 66 
SOMO cccccnsscosneccccscoccncece 10 40 8 24 20 130 102 
COOMET ccccccccccccccccccccccceces 10 40 10 17 14 130 91 
EE bnxcetpnendtenceegvcevedes 13 40 10 21 22 130 106 
GE ponccccccesvedscvccepecccees 11 36 11 23 18 130 99 
MEL) ceseeseacesdntoncesscsereee 11 39 7 21 8 130 96 
GRITS ccccccccsecccnconececccccce 10 34 13 16 21 130 94 
PE xicwadictiacnoanedsces +e segs ll 38 15 16 19 130 99 
PE nacancsdncecscosecsescece 9 36 13 2 16 130 94 


High average was won by Hillis. On Friday evening the mem- 
bers of the Association were the guests of the Spokane Rod and 
Gun Club, at the Davenport, where a fine banquet was served. 
Dr. Kimball, of Spokane, presided, and appropriate toasts were 
offered and responded to by the representatives of different 
sections, R. 





Michigan Trap-Shooters’ League Tournament. 


Tue first of this year’s series of tournaments of the Michigan 
Trap-Shooters’ League was held at Wyandotte, Wednesday and 
Thursday, June 21 and 22, under the auspices of the Iron City Gun 
Club. A more desirable locafion for a shoot could not be im- 
agined, held as it was on the bank of the beautiful Detroit 
River, with the wooded shores of fair Grasse Isle, with its palatial 
suburban homes of wealthy Detroiters forming a pleasant back- 
ground to the picture. In short, the tournament, under Mr, John 
Parker’s able management, was an unqualified success, and did 
much to promote the interests of trap-shooting throughout the 
State. The attendance from different parts of the State was not 
as large as was desired, still those that came made up_in 
enthusiasm what they lacked in numbers. Among them Mr. 
Wm. Thompson, of Jackson, kept up his good record of attending 
every State shoot. he Bay City contingent, consisting of Messrs, 
Merrill, Cotter and Shearer, did its part to make everything go 
smoothly, as did Mr. B. F. Scott. of Grass Lake; W. De Lisle, 
of Leslie; Wm. Donaldson, of Windsor; Mayor Réid and Lou 
Andy, of Walkersville, and the usual Detroit contingent; Pouty 
Wood, who said his name was Koal; Joe Marks, and Johnnie Cox. 
The trade was represented by De Wolf, of the Lefever Arms 
Co., and of course Jack Parker, of the Peters Cartridge and King 
Smokeless Co., whose cup of joy was made full when his am- 
munition won every prize and trophy at the shoot. The principal 
event the first day was the race for the State individual cham- 

ionship for the expert, semi-expert and amateur medals. _— 
eer struck an old-time gait and won the expert medal by 
breaking 24 out of 25. Shearer, of Bay City, won the semi-expert 
medal, and Merrill, also of Bay City, won the amateur medal. Last 
fall Mr. Thomas Dick donated a magnificent meerschaum pipe, to 
become the property of any one winning it three times. Mr. B. 
F. Scott, of Grass Lake, won it in the open shoot last fall, but in 
the special match race with J. H. Marks, of Detroit, who had 
challenged for it, lost it by one bird, Marks breaking 35 to 
Scott’s 34 out of 50. Each has a different version as to why 
the scores were so low. 

Event No. 5 was at 25 targets, for the State medals, and event 
No. 7 was a merchandise handicap event for five prizes, 20 to 
25 targets per man. The other eight events were open sweeps. 

The scores in detail for the first day were as follows 

















Events 123 465 678 91@ Shot 

Targets 10 15 15 15 25 10 25 15 15 16 at. Broke. Av. 
BEGG codestceccenies 10 14 13 15 22 7191313 7 130 114 87 
Scott - 1014131319 7171313 9 130 111 15 
Marks .... - 1011151319 7161313 5 130 106 81 
Merrill ... . 10 1412 14 22 8181313 7 130 113 86 
Parker .... - 91111 12 2410151212 7 130 108 .83 
Cotter ° - 9101110 21 8 19 12 12 10 130 113 86 
Shearer ..... - 8111413 21 9121212 9 130 109 -83 
Thompson .. - 81212 14 23 8 18 14 14 1 130 115 88 
De Wolf .... - 812141116 8111112 4 130 96 a3 
Te he as o- See ae ee ce Dice TBR se oc 80 61 -76 
Miller .. oe hee YT BW S'S i.e we hee ree buen 
Elbert .... “| SEL) & Sf Se 
Schroeder 4 Wins Ce ws ss. 8 
Brown ... sc, Oe Be am 8S. 
Alban . hey Ge SF ee 
Caldwell 11 re: i 
Flanders ab... T38 
Marx ... 717 613 
Wheeler © ee 
Laranger . 
Acaback e 
Lawrence ; 
Feckle tc We 
Brody | 
Clark oe «se 
pO ae io% 
Chapman bed 
Donaldson eves 99 6 
Robinson ...... 8 8. 


High averages for the day: Thompson, first, .88 6-13; Koal, 
second, .87 9-13; Merrill, third, .86 12-13. 


Second Day. 


After dinner the League held its annual meeting for the election 
of officers and current business, President Thompson presiding 
and Secretary Brady officiating. After the secretary and treasurer 
had rendered his report, which was approved and accepted, Mr. 
Parker moved that the retiring secretary, Mr. W. H. Brady, receive 
a vote of thanks from the League for his success in getting the 
live-bird law gases? which was carried. Capt. Merrill, of Bay City, 
was elected President; A. Shearer, Secretary and Treasurer, and 

Wood, of Detroit, Vice-President. The old board of direct- 
ors was re-elected, with the exception of A, J. Busfield, of Bay 
City. John Cotter, of the same place, was elected in his place. 
The three-men team race for the State diamond medals was won 
by Pastimes No. 2, of Detroit, with the score of 60. Pastimes 

o. 1 and Bay City team tied for second, with 58. The Iron City 
Gun Club trophy was won by William Thompson, of Jackson, who 
broke 23 out of 25 from the 2yd. mark, it being a handicap by 
distance event, contestants shooting from 16 to 2yds. 

Event No, 5 was the three-men team race, and event No. 8 
the handicap by distance for the trophy. 

The scores in detail for the day are as follows: 


Events 123 45 678 910 Shot 
Targets: 10 15 15 15 2510 15251015 at. Broke. Av. 
pS, a a 1013151118 81421 813 130 109 8% 
Shearer: oo. oc cccaces 1015131219 81118.... 105 88.83 
TR Se nccagtnn és nal «+ bk: > se 95 80 84 
Thompson ......... 9151512..1015231014 130 123 .94 
pinens encinesegse $ 14121421 51421 812 130 108 . .83 
MEE cisccceescice 81413813 21101118 815 130 113  .86 
Mitchell .......... ea take isa pe ale on..oe a pend Feud 
OGRE. i casecenh etentn Deak a ee AR a ae, oe as 
EE coscakesee> Fo 712101222 6.... 612 a 
WERE egecccescccee D ta We 86, da haan a0. oe ‘ 
Chapman .......... 9 B.-$ gn:vey Bae BD .. » sais " 
Laranger ..... seed: Bos o6.0t Biies «o ae 6. pas 
VER f. Mise desice C'O wie OR... 3o. % 
De Wolf ..........5 5 810 9... 61217 79 130 93 71 
Chamber! eeaeasa, GRE 26:0. OE 90 60.) ' 080-800 


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CRE edetwececvcic 414131221 913161010 130 106 81 
Acaback 50000604000. de ee SY eer ad we eta 
RPC iisde cctee es wWiZll.. 7131%4.... eee 
RE Widthcanchdees om. ae BSG os Boas ou ce ce nee ae aaaé 
DORAIESOR cc cccccce dd dete MW. OB.. &.. ase eae odes 
CEE ‘acccadancas 06 90104 eM... Sw. ‘ eee eens 
Nn nin lcntne ve) aka’ ene 20 81014.... 

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CE oJcndidene ad’ os ontae WwW T OW cs se 

MAME bn casnecessseeneietulday Gx éa ©: de Pi deine 

RENEE Sanesecpbases eas on wel ae 5 =e 0608 

WUE  doxcocosecused! th Ine taben TOs 1B WD inc oe 

MCA a de Danasciddslor. 0 sieve ieee pa: ee ee 

WNINEE VEstéccedcbdee 40 46" sees ee. ee 1M .. 

REO Sdadcicdieets ‘enka esas 13... 912 612 

NEE ian db ee cdvede eats oe TE ie Ba ice 

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Bradley 9: ¢u6¢ EE enue 

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MULE cu dckkowabes’ O01 case: a9 15 


High averages for the day: Thompson, first, .94 8-13; Marks, 
second, .86 12-13; Cox, third, .84 2-9. 


Summary. 


The high averages for the shoot were as follows: First, Wm. 

Thompson, of Jackson broke 238 out of 260—.91 14-26; second, 
Capt. Merrill, of Bay City, broke 222 out of 260—.85 10-26; second 
Koal, of Detroit, 222 out of 260—.85 10-26; third, J. H. Marks, 
of Detroit, broke 219 out of 260—.84 6-26. 
At the meeting of the League in the afternoon of the second 
day it was decided to hold the next shoot at Bay City, some 
time in July. It was also decided that at the grand annual 
a live-bird event, 25 birds per man, would be included in the 
programme, and a perpetual trophy will be donated for the pur- 
pose. Then after everyone had voted Jack Parker the only tourna- 
ment manager, all journeyed home to get in training for the 
grand annual. 


IN NEW JERSEY. 


New Jersey State Championship. 


June 24.—The contest for the E. C. cup, emblematic of the New 
Jersey State championship, drew a‘large attendance to the grounds 
of the Lyndhurst Shooting Association, friends of both principals, 
who were interested in seeing the match. The general opinion 
was in favor of Mr. T. W. Morfey holding against the challenger, 
Mr. W. H. Huck, of the Boiling Springs Gun Club, of Rutherford, 
and yet the holding of it was far from being any easy task. Mr. 
Huck shot a fine race, breaking 24 out of his first 25 to Morfey’s 
23, and he held a lead of 1 to the 41st round, when a miss 
made the situation a tie. Huck missed his 48th and 49th, and 
ae missing his 50th left him the winner by 1 target; score, 
44 to 43. 

Mr. Huck was far from being in good physical condition, in 
consequence of a_ severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism, with 
which he was afflicted for some days. He was quite lame, and 
the rugged endurance which is his when he is in good health 
was in a large degree absent in this match. All things con- 
sidered, he made a great race against one of the very best shots 
of New Jersey. 

The weather was exceedingly hot, with a stiff wind blowing 
betimes. 

The targets were very difficuit to hit. There was a sharp, 
low left-quarterer which was sometimes swift, sometimes slow; 
and there was a sneaky one which went off to the right under 
corner of the screen which required the greatest alertness to 
catch in time. The targets all flew with varying heights and 





speeds, and the background is against the highest scores. Ail 
in all, the scores were very good, as follows: 
OW Maeve cerndccecsssoseseseses 1141110111111111011111111—23 

. 0101111110111111111111110—21—44 
We Ue Mp aciatcndenceascansniedaccke 1199111111111111011111111—24 


01111101011111101111111001—19—43 


The foregoing was No, 5 of the programme. The sweepstake 
events were as follows: 


Events: 





E 3467 Events 123467 

Targets: 15 15 15 15 15 25 Targets 15 15 15 15 15 25 
Morley ccccaces 13 12 14101419 Count ......... Ee OO SE EP cc s00 
eee 13 12 12 10 10 20 Bowes ........ Be was 04 vs on 
Capt Money..... 11215141220 Doty ........... 11 14 12 1212.. 
H Money...... 13 12 14141524 Barker ........ Ee Onc Die 
ROGGE \ccxieesce 13 14 14 10 14 24 Collins ........ Mor wd laa. a 
BAWEN Gececcaves 314........ Feigenspan .... 16 14 15 11 12 24 
PUD. ‘ecesccvasess Ste Occ ce ve EEE cscs © aw Bia 20 
WREEUE: dccrcaces 1410 .... 619 Reed -- 10 13 13 13 20 
BOE, Keddpreccns 13 61011.... Matzen ae ge: OTP cc ce 


Central New Jersey Trap-Shooters’ League. 


Fanwood, N. J., June 24.—There was a good contest among 
the members of the Central New Jersey Trap-Shooters’ League, 
five teams competing on the grounds at The Cedars, Mr. George 
[hatcher’s place, Fanwood. The sky was cloudy and the tem- 
perature hot. Toward evening a light rain fell, which did not 
obstruct the shooting. The targets were rather difficult, owing to 
irregular flights, and the background also was unfavorable. The 
nag ap Bee 2 score < hom of a possible 125. 

‘limax Gun Clu eller, Jr. » Swoody 12, S. - 
man 19, Hunt 11—62. 7 pied eudedaas 

Dunellen Gun Club—Runyon 18, Giles 13, Nelson 12, Hoey 15 
—— a c 7 7 

eservoir Gun Club—McDowell 20, Van Nuis 15, 
L. Belloff 11, J. Belloff 21—78. ae 


a Gun Club—Voorhees 13, Irwin 17, Burck 16, Oakley 18, 


Columbia Gun Club—Disbr 19, Ivi q 
Wale 0 ae isbrow 19, Ivins 16, H. Bloodgood 16, 





Boston Gun Club. 


WELLINGTON, Mass., June 21.—The eleventh serial prize shoot 
of clnb was a good one—just a nice number present and fourteen 
events, comprising all. kinds of shooting. The match provoked 
some good scores, and the other events were not far behind. 

Quite a delegation from Brockton visited the grounds and added 
largely to the pleasure of the shoot. ‘The squads were Brockton 
vs. Boston, and the rivalry nearly equaled that of a scheduled 
team affair. Mr. Northing, whose scores bear inspection except, 
perhaps, when a change of load was inevitable, was noticeably the 
fairest shooter in the squads, with his gun below elbow until call- 
ing pull, and no intermediate preparation. In these days of gun 
to shoulder and eye along barrel before giving the word, the more 
sportsmanlike attitude was refreshing to witness. 

Leroy, Howe, Woodruff and Spencer shot with best success, 
and Mr. Gordon ended the afternoon with 32 out of 35, including 


5 pairs. Other work as follows: 

Events: 12345 67 8 91011121344 
_ Targets: 10 10 % 10 10 10 10 10 5p 10 5p 15 10 10 
Gordons FF cscsccdcecsccsacse 5 9 6468 427 81410.. 
PEM IO dees etecncaveceés “Pe 78 €¢¢4.4:9 416:.... 
Leroy, BL nvcccsceccecccccoce . 4 Om 67 0.2 OS 8... 

Wr OOGNUs BE a56 tse dendescccc 2 ec Ome oe 2 8 4 8... 2... 
Dc BE choc nok dsb acl debccse 89710999769 613 8 8 
Bs TO vet teocaes danncse TCOCGCETEZE€E 7 S20.. 

Woodard, 16 ........0..c0000- Se oS ae unto. 
Northing, 16 ..............0. 9 € 39 9. 79'@:> 6 €i8:..: 
POMEGOE, OO edvostcvinsscnsé 7 © 8 4 3 2 2 © 8 6... .. 
TOON OP dccucvcpdsvcekstes 28 6S €-6 4..56.7.4677 
NS TER nneeondusdeetrnve.tb ss oc toa 999656.. 91014 7.. 
ANGTC, WD ccrcdcresicccccccce we ce 60 ce oe oe ee ew oe 2 8s 7 GC 
BRODY 18 tenga ddsccsssidedes. se bc 2s. dé \nsnds Swed adiaw odiesiee 7 


Events all unknown angles. from magautrap, except 
known angles; 3, 9 and 11, pairs; 8 and 9, inficlders. ae 
Prize match, 30 targets, unknown angles: 





Waste Fy. nits ccsivacotcs denctnns 141111111111111111011110111111—28 
I TE os datas ibe loa Wiedks bo xdudacs 111111110111011111111101311111—27 
SOE BB nc chdiusas dthectciiwssiue 111110111110111111311111011111—27 
Leroy, 21 ......ssseceecseseccsccecees 111111101110101111101111110111—25 
WME, TB. inc ch. tbGi de decides david 141110111111011111111011100111—25 

urdoch, 16 110110111101111100111111101111—24 
Woodard, 16 1111001.111111111011110111—23 
Miskay, 18 ........... 100011110; 0—22 

orace, 18 . 22 
Gordon, 17 . —18 
Barrett, 16 . 010110111111010110100111000000—16 





20 


West Virginia Sportsmen’s Association 
Tournament. 


_Wueetinc, W. Va.—The tournament of the West Virginia 
Sportsmen’s Association, was held under the auspices of the 
_..Wheeling Gun Club, Wheeling, W. Va., June 20, 21 and 22. . There 
were a number of visiting shooters, as the names in the scores 


will show. 
June 20, First Day. 


There was a strong wind blowing, which made the targets vari- 
able in flight, but this seemed to have little effect on the shooting 
of the experts, Messrs, Fanning and Powers: 


Events: 








1234667 8 910 

SS Oe MOM cic i cts Siro dubidicgscdesews 12 12 17 1412 21 91317 12 
S T Mallory....... 12 9 14 13 12 20 14 12 19 13 
SGD Socal eehesnketen 14 15 18 15 14 12 13 13 18 13 
{ F Mallory........ 12 14 20 14 13 20 12 12 16 13 

E Mallory, Jr.. 12 13 20 15 14 24 14 12 18 12 
WEEE ©... ccccccccves 13 15 16 14 11 23 14 14 17 15 
NEE” srisencebesveeys 13 14 18 13 13 23 15 14:17 13 
See even Siwerss 14 11 12 14 13 21 11 13 18 15 
SD asbvesetapeenses 14 14 19 14 13 22 11 13:16 .. 
Sporting Life......... BL 3B BS Ge Be ye chek ob op 

DEE sissdvecess 12 12 18 14 15 19 11 14 18 15 
NED  ecbsescibeokes 15 14 18 15 15 20 14 14 20 12 
PEE. ncovessrstcuns 15 15 19 15 15 23 13 14 19 13 
SEE cuptccesivcvestcdeesstucssesebve 13 13 17 13 18 22 18 14 18 17 

DEMS LobdudiveNcthe ste vdive cbevseducoeses’ 13 12 19 13 14 21 138 1318 .. 
SOO. clove vdivesbicdeebéssbobobesebbe ee 13 12 17 14 13 21 18 13 16 13 
SO. Cubnekodsedensébabosb 10 11 15 14 11 15 12 13 18 12 
NE Eb ovhencvdssdbusbvess 13 15 17 14 11 21 18 11 20 12 
LIMP. ud Spbous use cbbupencees 9 13 18 13 10 19 6 13 17 13 
SN \abbcscavevssosbibios 813131213... .. 1415 14 
Wallace 12 12 19 12 14 2110 1817 .. 
Dab okbsbcbekpsiavobesd coke 5 13 14 11 18 23 11 14 17 12 
Bessemer 9 14 10 12 22 10 13 18 .. 
lb hesbastapeneehinenians Ton bb. Se) Ke. ewran. ee 
EIT. cccccvecasyoteptaue > a ke-a8 ws 5% cpl oe. 08: ¥o 
Cochran 10131212 ..13 13... 
EL -ineeistnachvagksare noses Epo pe ee Ne eres: os 
Bauman 8 7 
SE ASiguwaebovysvvadeepesrhoiasccentunest 12 il dabow. bs o% 
SO ) Le shanendsondnynepnosdnekeoboucheas ee 
Schlicher 1316 91219 1410 20.. 
SEED  Saeseubinvechepiessiniunveneat ee 
Rice 





June 21, Second Day. 


Fine weather favored the shooting to-day. Messrs. Fanning and 


Powers continued their skillful performance of the previous 
day, and there also was excellent work done by Messrs. Wright, 
Dade and Mallory. In the merchandise event Dade was first, with 


a score of 24 out of 25, and second money was divided between 





















Wright, F. E. and J. F. Mallory, Kennon and Bowman. Flick 
was third; Myers and Mallory, Jr., fourth. 

Events: . 12346567 8 910 

Targets: 15 15 20 15,16 25 15 15 20 15 
“"F Se ET sg kcbvcivenbecdivnscccvbaad 12 12 18 16 18 20 13 12 20 13 
SGN MOEN Sas ovenwe cn dodbbecte vousuete 15 15 18 13 12 19 13 12 18 14 
PEED pnbebhivay oir ise osedesssdkgeeusnrer 13 15 17 12 13 21 14 15 19 13 
“7 F NG ckecbhisnecubinstsb buaseee 144121814412 211 81514 
EE BE visweracednevensasarcenta 15 1419 9 12 20 13 13 14 13 
NE Da sbi svestobocsbovkbsnecbondeb 11 13 16 13 11 21 14 13 18 14 
BME Sich IVieecdtes wocscnsyossnctnesteoser 14 11 15 13 12 21 14 13 19 10 
MUOMEEEE ds ssobvccvesbovdsocbsessuscotssos 15 13 18 14 14 23 13 14 19 14 
REEDED: Sbpsnivisdeconsssincebetveven'snc'e 12 13 17 13 18 23 13 12 16 12 
Pills phentaDhbsbsovenceegen en vebwisse eek 12 10 17 12 11 20 14 14 18 12 
SET’ conassvedbepnsvcsvounesosesonvee 12 13 18 14 13 23 14 11 15 10 
EINES arccovesescbinvevessbvnsveneesends 15 15 18 14 14 24 13 14 20 15 
ET RE Tt REA ee 4 12 15 19 14 14 24 14 14 18 13 
SNOT | (ines csedénoussnbesor<snatevenes 14 12 14 12 13 22 13 13 17 14 
REEL + WaWhicicsidvdbiétewuGcks ox no niekpenimar 12 13 18 11 18 23 10 12 19 13 
PPAOOG iciéa ows scndsunsseeeeseceecccbecees 10 14 18 12 13 21 13 13 18 12 
PUREEE besneccespesipesnccevephpesdowesee’ 121214 91217 6 91711 
BEMED cc ncivonscvnvscccssbonscnscscencven 12 11 17 11 15 23 13 14 19 12 
MEE Rca pbvsbneseenwonsesedevabpencbaseen 9 12 17 13 10 21 13 11 18 13 
PEED. deacctusntesvscbsenoocteneaeneee 12 14 15 12 13 21 15 12 18 13 
RS FH  - 14 13 I? 14 13 22 12 12 17 13 
Sands ...00.cccrccece - 14 12 18:13 11 22 12 13 17 12 
~~ a 13 15 19 13 14 22 12 14 19 15 
*McCullagh .. ch, e' sh oe 66 be 6, be we 
Bradley .... -» »» 1711 13 14 18 1218 .. 
Du Bois . shan BD ss Ob Coc 
Myers .... sc “DED wh Ue, be Sais 
TED -wcineanecees hunk oo BE oe 


* State shoot. 


There were three squads of five men each entered in the 
championship event, at 50 targets. For the first time the medal 
will remain in Wheeling for the ensuing year. The holder of the 
medal is subject to challenge at any time by any other member 
of the Association.- F. E. Mallory, of Parkersburg, was the 
holder of the medal last year. Yesterday it was won by J. E. 
Wright, of this city, president of the La Belle Iron orks. 
Mr. Powers, of Illinois, tied with Dade for second, each having 47 
targets to his credit. There were a number of outsiders who com- 
peted in this event for the purse. 

The State shooters who finished their 50 targets in the cham- 
pionship event were: F. E. Mallory 45, S. T. Mallory 40, Dade 
47, Wright (Rice) 48, J. F. Mallory 39, L. E. Mallory, Jr., 39. 

At the annual meeting of the Association the Beechwood Rod 
and Gun Club was admitted to membership. The Association is 
in excellent condition financially. 

T. E. Percival, of Parkersburg, was re-elected president for the 
ensuing year, and E. O. Bower, of Sistersville, was re-elected 
secretary and treasurer. The board of vice-presidents is composed 
of the presidents of the several clubs. The place of holding 
the annual State tournament next year will be at Charleston, 
under the auspices of the Beechwood Club. 


June 22, Third Day. 


The best shots were still to the front, as in the previous days. 
A four-men team race was shot, with the following results: 
Banks, captain, 22,, Capt. Money 22, N. Apgar 25, Boty 15; total, 


Morfey, captain, 20, H. Money 22, Feigenspan 23, Reed 21; 
total, 86. 






2345678 91001 
F E Mallory -- 13 13 18 13 12 22 16 14 19 14 23 
S T Mallory ow 12 17 14 18 22 13 12 13 18 20 
ID nts phenwntgnewees ° 15 20 13 15 25 13 14 17 10 24 
L* SET sponte vos ge odunai> - 11 14 19 14 12 23 13 11 17 14 23 
By PEON, Jtobs vepvecncosnes . 7 14 10 11 20 14 14 17 13 21 
Courtney - 1113 20 9 14 22 13 1218 12.. 
OO ee eS 14 20 14 15 25 15 1419 15 .. 
Fanning 14 15 20 14 14 23 1415 17 14 :. 
Hallowell 13 19 15 13 18 14 13 19 12 .. 
eer 1218 915 2 12141914.. 
Wheeler 15 20 14 18 24 14 14 2015... 
Bradicy 4nLibwiwMe...... 88 
a Sesuh 12 18 12 13 21 14 12 2013 .. 
Mingo ...... 11 20 12 15 23 13 1219 14 .. 
Cc Flick bebe 0a bb ee as us ee Ue 
BGT Saw costes 12 11 10 14 22 10 13 16 13 20 
Slayton 12 17 12 14 21 14 12 17 14 19, 
SE Geephovscese 121210 917 9 10 16 10 13 
McCullagh Dob: ap abuse phen 0, B5_0% 
SPSS 12... be the TO 
MEE ubsdadetons cngocpectwepesteskeudhe: ae ae + +» 14 23 14 14 20 15 23 
Kennon wore. | ee 
Bauman rn - SLIT 623 
Myers . . «- 13 16 14 21 
Dowiler . S baths ce oa ae 
Mh cevcevertsasesse Gh ebbodbe di ndiedes eb bel bEs 6 edi twe tos és od ae 
Gordon ..... geen binnhansagnecsoupabeny, sh)nh eur os ebi (po -. 18 
Washington Heights Gun Club. 
June 20.—The scores made to-day were as follows: 
G Nowak...........1222222112—10 F M Sherry...... - -1000100212— 5 
Dr Friedenberg.....0200°01001— 8 H W Oliver........2200°*0001— 3. 
H Forster...........1222012120— 8 S_Ober...........0000000102— 2 
E Doeinck..........2222020022— 7 Dr Bauer...........0000012001— 3 
C R Terwilliger...*000000111— 3 F Troestel..........21°0*1212i— 7 
Club shoot, 10 oy birds: 
Dr Friedenberg...1100011101— 6 F Troestel .........0111101110— 7 
Forster .,.......-1010L11111— 8 Dr Bauer..........1111100101— 7 
E Doeinck..........J011111110— 8 


FOREST AND STREAM. 








Sunbury against Worthington. 

Sunsury, O., June 21—I herewith send you report ef a hotly 
contested match at 25 targets, between Sunbury and Worthing- 
ton gun clubs, shot on the grounds of the Sunbury club, June 21: 

First contest: 

Worthington Gun Club. , 


















Tuller 1100111111110111101111110—20 
Noble 1000000000000011000100110— 6 
Roberts 1000111011110101100110101—15 
Wagner 0111001100110111110110111—17 
Cleveland 1001000011111010111111101—16 
Leisure 0001011101011110111111101—17 
Beaver 1110110011110100100111100—15 
Smiley li 10011—10 
Cleveland -1101110011111111101111011—20 
Strosnider 1111111011000111010111111—19—155 
Sunbury Gun Club. 
NS 5s. s2vusecesestapas eben Gene 0101100010100111011100110—13 
SEN. o cubpispneserecmsacenensiuel 1111111100110110111011100—18 
Gaylord 0110010110100101000010000— 9 
Kimball 0011111001110010101111011—16 
ME 500 06k¥> 1011011101111101111001111—19 
ORT dive cn vite 0100111111111100001111100—16 
Van Houten 1000001111101011111010111—16 
Roberts 1000001111101011111010010—14 
Kimball 1101011101011101001011011—16 
SNE Iisa kode baskeecpnsebnecbass vin ee 011.1101101010010100011111—15—152 
Second Contest: 
Sunbury Gun Club. 
SEE © cavduecgves¥exntacendescaean 1001101110011101111111110—18 
RR Oa eS er 1100101101101010110110111—16 
SE, sp cpheberbsustesne -<s0esee5 eu 1110101110111111110100001—17 
UL) . 2ccedhuabenttheekesdiuesteeun 1101101111100111101111111—20 
. Bibccooxksoobebetescbeacyhsaehere 1011110101101011101010011—i6 
PUNE) is 0s . - «0101011011100111111111001—17 
Roberts ... . .0010001110111101110011010—14 





Van Houten 
ere 
Kimball . 
Condit .. 
Prosser 


- -1101010110100111111111000—16 
- -0100011011100101011001010—12 
--1000111111111110101111011—19 
0111011111011011111011000—17 
--1000101011010001001001010—10 


Gun Club. 





bickee ~192 
Worthington 


Noble 1001101000010001101111010—12 
Tuller 1111111101101011111111110—21 
Wagner 1011101111111101011011010—18 
Roberts 1110001100111111001011001—15 
Leisure 1111010111110111111111001—20 
Cleveland 1111110100001100000110100—12 
Smiley 0100011000110101101111111—15 
Beaver 1010011100011011111101101—16 
EET cnccvpresvpactonedeacenseeed 0011111110110110001111011—17 
Cleveland Lf TUT 011011010111100111—16 
ORR a 1 1110010100111101000—13 
BEOIOR. wip avovcenscceescnscnsceecnsl 0100001101101111110111101—16—191 


Frep Prosser, Sec’y Sunbury G, C. 


Trap Matters at Lincoln, Neb, 


Unper date of June 19 the secretary of the Lincoln Gun Club 
sends us a newspaper clipping, which recounts the amalgamation 
of his club with the Capital City Gun Club, of Lincoln, Neb. It 
states that: . 

“The interests of the Lincoln Gun Club and the Capital City 
Gun Club were merged together yesterday dnd there is now but 
one gun club in Lincoln, which promises to be, if not already, 
the strongest gun club in the West. The associate membershi 
of the new concern will soon reach the two hundred mark, wit 
fully one-fourth as stockholders, that many having already sub- 
scribed for stock, and the greater part have paid in. 

“The new Lincoln Gun Club, as it now is, is an incorporated 
organization, with a capital stock of $5,000 divided into shares of 
$10 each and_non-assessable. The incorporators of the new club 
are William D. Bain, William S. Stein and George B. Simpkins. 
At a meeting held at the Lincoln Hotel recently the followin 
officers were elected for the present year; President, George 
Simpkins; Vice-President, Charles H. Mann; Secretary-Treasurer, 
William S. Stein. The Board of Directors chosen were Dr. O. F. 
Lambertson, George B. Simpkins, William D. Bain, Frank Du 
Teil and Forrest M. Moore. The stockholders who have already 

aid in are as follows: George B. Simpkins, William S. Stein, 
Villiam D. Bain, George Kleutsch, Charles E. Latshaw, Harry 
H. Harley, George L. Carter, George Rogers, C. E. Haynie, 
Robert Malone, Forrest M. Moore, Charles M. Seitz, Dr. O. F. 
Lambertson, Frank E. Gillen, A. & Hagen, Charles H. Mann, 
Frank D Teil, H. N. Town, E. E. Spencer, W. H. Dorgan, John 
Dorgan, A. W. Lane, Oliver Rogers, Fred Mockett, 
Roberts, Raymond M. Welch and A. W. Cochran. 

“The grounds which will be used by the new club will un- 
doubtedly be the grounds. of the old Capital City Gun Club, which 
are considered the finest arranged and best located of any in 
the West. The grounds comprise about five acres, inclosed in a 
6ft. woven wire fence, and have three sets of sesqet traps arranged 
on the Sergeant system, and one set of live-bird traps. The for- 
mer are so located as to permit the use of both at the same time. 

“It is the intention of the new club, as soon as resources will 
permit, to build a club house that will be a credit to the grounds, 
using the present one as a store room for traps, targets, etc. 

“The principal object of the club is to promote the interest in 
protecting the fish and game in Nebraska, enforcing the fish and 
game laws of the State, and promoting interest in field and trap 
shooting. Considerable emphasis is placed on the protection of 
fish and game in Nebraska and enforcing the State fish and game 
laws. It is the intention of the club to obtain some legislation 
in regard to the fish and game laws that will have some weight, 
and with the list of sapeneeetniee men the club now has on its 
active membership roll such legislation will not be difficult to 
obtain.” 


alton G. 





Illinois State Sportsmen’s Association, 


Cuicaco, Ill., June 19.—Editor Forest and Stream: Won’t you 
kindly inform the sportsmen of Illinois, through the columns of 
your good paper, that, pursuant to their requests expressed at 
the time of their election of myself as president of the Illinois 
State Sportsmen’s Association, I am pleased to advise of the ap- 
pointment of the following gentlemen as directors of the Asso- 
ciation for the ensuing year: Fred W. Lord, passenger agent of 
the Chicago & Great Western R. R., Chicago; Thos. P. Hicks, 
coal merchant, Chicago; Chauncey M. Powers, Decatur, IIl.; 
Hon. Jacob Rehm, Blue Island, Ill.; J. H. Amberg, of Cameron, 
Amberg & Co., Chicago. _ c 

Notice of committe appointments will be made known through 
the columns of Forest AND STREAM memmcarene cy 4s first meeting 
of board of directors. ; i. S. Rice, Pres. 

Under date of June 19, Mr. E. S. Rice, in his capethy as 
president of the Association has issued the following circular letter: 
“Brother ‘Sportsmen of Illinois: , Pra 

“Having been chosen at the annaul meeting of the [Illinois 
State Sportsmen’s Association to serve as president of that a. 
ization for the ensuing year, I take early opportunity of calling 
upon you for your help and earnest ouposet at my work in your 
behalf may meet with your approval. desire the name and post- 
office address of each and every organized gun club, shooting 
and fishing association or other organized y in the interest of 
sportsmanship within this State, that I may address such in- 
dividually. therefore ask all Illinois club members who may 
notice this communication to report my request for information 
to the secretaries of clubs to which they may belong. I beg to 
assure fellow sportsmen generally of my appreciation in advance 
of any and.all help extended.” 


Ds Pont Trophy Contest. 


Curicaco, Ill., June 19.—Editor Forest and Stream: Won't you 
kindly say to the readers of your good paper that Mr. A. B. 
Daniels, = —- Fain, Sito contin @ Du tatinnie ne 

wder championship trophy, e r. 
PA. R. Elliott, one has named Sedam Park, Denver, Colo., as 

lace; July 1, 2:30 P. M., as time for contest, 100 birds per man. 

n other respects shooting will be under the rules governing the 
Du_ Pont opts contests, ce inal > 

Messrs. Du Pont & Co. having requested Capt. Sedam to act 
as referee, an interesting and hotly contested match is in store 
for lovers of trap-shooting in the vicinity of seers ois 


The Forzst anp Stream is put to presse each week on Tuesday. 
Correspondence intended for publication should reach us at the 
latest by Monday end as much earlier ae practicable. 











[Jury 1, 1899. 





Sidell Gun Club Tournament. 


Sipe.z, Ill.—The Sidell Gun Club held a two days’ shoot on 
June 14 and 15. This was rather an impromptu affair, and con- 
-sequently suffered from lack of attendance. mong the few out- 
of-town shooters present were E. E. Neai, Bloomfield, Ind.; H. 
W. Cadwalader, nville, Ill.; Fred .Gilbert and Ed Bingham, of 
the Du Pont Powder Co., and Jack Parker, of the Peters idge 
and King Powder Co. The latter mana’ ed the shoot, but took no 
active part in the competition. Notwithstanding that the attend- 
ance was slim, the shoot was a pleasant affair. 


First Day. 


The first day of the Sidell tournament was not graced with a 
large attendance, but those who participated spent an enjoyable 
time, for after the shooting was over the citizens of the town ten- 
dered the visiting sportsmen a banquet, at which speech-making 
was indulged in by all present. The principal feature of the = 
shooting was the fine exhibition given by Fred. Gilbert, who 
scored out of 230. Neal was second, with 90 per cent., and 
Sconce, of the home club, was third. Event No. 11 was a 50-bird 
affair, which involved the possession of the Vermilion county 
medal, and therefore was only open to residents of the county. 
Cad. and Sconce tied for this on 43, and in the shoot-off at 25 tar- 
gets Sconce proved the winner by 22 to 21. The conditions of this 
medal provided that in order to obtain permanent possession of it 
one must win it five times. Sconce accomplished this by his win of 
to-day, so it becomes his personal property. 








Events: 123 465678 91011 Shot 

Targets: 15 20 15 20 15 20 15 20 251550 at. Broke. Av. 
Gilbert - 15 20 14 20 15 20 14 20241449 230 225 .978 
Neal .. 15 19 14 19 12 20 14 19 22 14 39 230 207 -900 
Sconce 14 17 13 18 15 20 14 17 21 13 48 230 205 -891 
Bingham -- 14 19 11 19 14 19 12 18 20 11 42 230 199 -865 
TE saeco - 18 14 14 16 12 15 10 16 19 10 43 220 182 -791 
Lyons .. -. 13 15 10 17 13 18 11 16 16 14 39 230 182 -791 
Deitricht . - 13 14 14 16 15 18 11 10 19 12 38 230 180 -782 
Jackson ... 1014 812 61410 719 6 2 230 134 -582 
Carson 1218 1317151311151712.. 1% 148 .... 
Max wp Seem, BIS WW ww 
eS eee on GR BO Ss ee eu We've Us egiee ae 85 64 

Second Day. 


The character of the shooting was not quite so high as that of 
yesterday, though the results were me gg a the same, as the 
same three men again occupy the first three positions, Gilbert 
having an average of .950, Neal .850 and Sconce .822. 





Eevents 123 465 678 910 Shot 

Targets 15 20 15 20 15 20 15 20 25 15 at. Broke. Av. 
ET ochcncabespes 15 18 13 20 12 19 15 20 24 15 180 171 -950 
Fee . 12 17 13 18 12 16 11 17 22 15 180 153 8m 
IN: <cnueane -- 1417 12 17 12 16 13 16 21 10 180 148 -822 
cil sacsumebey -- 13131317 81512162315 180 145 .805 
RS -- 9131115 111812121711 180 129 -716 
McKinley -- 121612 81214 61516 9 180 120 -666 
=~ - 912 91381212 91015 9 18 0 .61 

eitrich 18 14 1213 1118111318 .. 165 113 cece 
ee eee eee 151317121514151913 16 133 . 
Linder spiveipe be" ss a0 oa ee 15 aa 
Bingham 12 15 12 . 
Mitchell 8 15 8 
Berlin isan eeehe Sb 86 0006)bs be be Gane! 15 4 
DT csc sbeiienphe bp 0s ne. se oo be ss 26> Oe 15 6 
oe ie 15 7 
Joseph sie 15 5 
Gray » 8 15 9 
Church >. 15 5 
Alkire o¥ 15 7 
McDow - 10 15 10 
Dewey . 8 15 8 


Paut R. Litzxe. 


Trap at St. Louis, 


Tue Riverside Gun Club held a little tournament on its grounds 
on June 18, under the management of Fred. Fink. This did not 
bring out a very large crowd, but a few of the tried and true were 
in evidence, among whom may be mentioned Chase, Prendergast, 
Collins, J. L, 147 Winston and King. The latter has recently re- 
turned from Europe, and proceeded to demonstrate at once that 
his sojourn across the water had not materially affected his shoot- 
ing, as he shot a 90 per cent. clip, and finished second, Chase 
being high man, with .912. 

On these grounds the targets are thrown out over the water and 
there is a sky background. The weather was perfect and there 
was a good wind blowing away from the score. 

The following are the scores: 


Events 123 45 6 7 8 9101112 Shot 

Targets: 10 15 10 15 10 20101510 1510 20—Ss at. Broke. Av. 
CORE cicccics 141014 82010138 814 917 160 146 -912 
ae 914 814 9201013 713 918 160 144 -900 
Prendergast . 813 81210151014 615 918 160 138 -862 
Collins ...... 712 81210151014 615 918 160 127 -793 
| ae 8151013 918 813 713 9.. 40 13 .... 
ON Se 914 713 916 612..... 105 82 
Spencer ...... 9111013 916..12.. 95 80 ° 
Baggerman .. 7 9 910 5.. 812 5. 95 65 ° 
NOE wcccscs 1013 913 817 8..... 90 vi} 
SE ncuscse CED @ GB se oe Foe 8 te @ 80 56 

Dr Clark stn e © 8-8 DYE <a 90 70 31 

UME -cccccces Bae e «+ G.cc Bape 65 51 
Kling, Jr..... rs ie Bt oc .en Se ae aes 60 17 
Burrows ep teen ve GW Gee Sse ON 40 68 08 45 24 

RE tein owe Bes sv a se ab Shee eesee 10 TEs eaten 

Paut R. Litzxe. 


Catchpole Gun Club. 


Wotcott, N. Y., June 21.—Herewith are scores made by mem- 
bers of our club this afternoon. Seven events, 10 targets, from 
magautrap: 


Wadsworth, 5, 9, 10, 10, 9, 9, 8 Fowler, 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 10, 9. 
Bunk, 7, 9. De Witt, '8, 5, 7. Hamilton, 7 and 4 out of 5. 


A. Wapsworts, Sec’y. 


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