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Forest and Stream. 

A Weekly Journal of the Rod and Gun. 







A-iasTi-st, 1882— January, 1883. 






I >age. 

Ac.okniV of I 'e 0^1 li. \ 1 obit i ' "i ■'!-^ 

Adirondack Forest Preservation si 


I No 


Guides and Deer 


Sitae Park 

Deer Question 

Rainy Day in Camp 

,1 lirondacks of Murray 

Mcacham Lake 


Work of ihe Survey 

Hi,: Black Fly 

American Sportsmen in Canada 

Anglers' Tournament 

Earned Wire Fences 

Barefoot Boy ire, Artistic Angl 

Barn, The Old 

Bass, Black 

I'l. k,Fol Kngland 

Bear Hunting 

Bullet, Amusthetic 361 

Cartridge. Novel 4"3 

Catfish for Belgium - Si 

Chagrin Falls Club - - ior 

Chappel, Geo. \V 161 

Chs : -1 1! imerfe I imes. 422 

Chubb, Jas - 121 

Cimbria, Loss of Steamship 502 

Climate for Invalids 341 

Collies 241 

Contemplative Dynamiter 341 

Coot's Edibility 261 

CuvierClub. 481 

Dawson, Geo 123 

Beer Country 301 

Dog Stealing 321 

Field Trials 1,141,201,222,301 

Equinoctial Storm 161 

Express Rides and Balk 261 

Farmers and Field Sports 161 

Fishing in Homer's Day 4S2 

Pish Nomenclature 41 

Fishway, The McDonald 421 

.... .-, .-.,, Stream Fables: 

IX.— Gar Minnow Protectors t 4 r 

X.^Cat and Pike 322 

XL-Fox as Sportsman 342 

Forest and Stream Enlargement r 

Forest ami Stream Prize Award 161 

Forest Lake Association ! 81 

Fox Hunting 2S1 

Game, Pro, erty 


Sea Serpent , 3I 

Season, Notes of i 

Sea Turtles near New York. 11 

Spotl I he, 'o .A. Wood 1 ocki ... 

Xtoui Aquarium Pentperature : 

"True Sportsman" a: 

Wail-Eyed Pike y., 

Wiltsie, Jno. R 6 



r Pastil 





Adirondack Outfit 
Adirondack Resort 
Adirondack*, Despo 

il Fr 


Game Law Amendm 
Gospel of Relaxatioi 

The Chase 

Fishing. . . 

ill, Dr. Benj. P.. 

..321,381. 502 


Hunting Without a Gun 442 

Ini porta 

I j. on-niaie 


Bayport, Florida 

Below Quebec 142, 163, 182, 203, 223, 243 

Beverages in Camp 26 

Birch and Paddle in New Brunswick Waters. .342, 362 

Bog River, Afternoon on 164 

Camp Fire in the Great Swamp 23 

Camp Life in the Great Swamp t3e 

Campsof the Kingfishers, 3,43 

Canoes, Light vs. Heavy 24 

Colorado Summer Rambling 5 

Crusoes of the Antarctic 4=4, 443 

Eaglestnere 82 

Familiar Letters-II r62 

Florida Coast, Around the 503 

Florid.! Experience- III 283 

Florida Fish and Game Resorts 344,362 

Florida, Impressions of 362 

Florida Trip, Jottings of 123 

Fort Klamath Country 23 

Goose Hunt on River Platte 322 

Half-Way House 64 

Hollywood Manor 403 

Leaffrom a Vagabond's D ary 262 

Maine Notes 163 

Maryland Game and Shooting 103 

Moose to Rupert's House 323 

Mosquito Preventive 5 

Munchausen Whale Story.... 363 

Newfoundland Rambles 45, 62, 262, 303 

New Mexico, Sport in 244 


ii No 

1 Bore 


Fish Fie 

I Shoot 

ind-Locked Salmc 
Life SavingandFoi 

Local Clubs ' 101 

London Fisheries Exhibition ,2, 81 

Long Island .Railroad Game Peddling 421 

Seals and Sea-Horses 

"Nutmeggers" on the Ottawa... 

One Deer 

Pack Well Shuffled 

"Piseco" on Lake Como 

Rabbits, Relics and Ruins 

Rockies, Up in the 

Rice Lake - 

South Fork, Tramps about the 

Summer Afternoon 

Swamp Episode 

Texas River 

Tim and Seven Ponds 

To the Backwoods 


Virginia Lowlands, In the Old. 

Mud-hen and Coot 261 ' 

National Rifle Association 422 

Neglected Sport Si 

New Jersey Fish Commission 281 

New York Game La' 

Non-Export laws 341, 38: 

Non-Resident Laws I2t, 161, 20J, 42: 

North Pond Association 41 

November Shooting ... 26: 

Pacini Salmon Fisher 

,' Hit 

r Hum 


Photography, A 

Redding, B. B 



:k Woodlands, 
Sulphur Sprint 


Alligators and Crocodiles 

American Golatinch (illustrated) 

Antelope-Eagle Battle . 

Aquaria Display 

Bant. mi's Intelligence. 

Bears, Habits of 

Big-Horn Skull in T 
Bird Migrat 


. Is 

'Ihe Defeat 

Match After-thoughs. 
I' cam Captain's Report. 

Rifle for the Match 

Rifle Matches, Nuu-f 'l.-sniu 

R.He Practice ill 1SS2 

Ruffed Qruuse 

Schofield, Lieut. Geo. W 

1 : : tie; 

Bluejay's Game... . 

Buck Fly 

Buffalo Born in Central Park. . . 

Buffalo, White 

Cat Charming Cow 

Catbird's Intelligence 

Chesapeake Shore 

Collections of Insects, Use of. 
Cormorant in Adirondacks 

sipi Valley 184, 205, 21 

^.^3»«* 306, 3 



jcodiles in Florida . 
jssbills, Early 

( iicl.ou-Rol.iu-Turtleclovi 

Deer, White 

D viniug Rod 


Eagle Attacks a Child 446 

Eagle's Nest, Strange 426 

b'aCK .onl Fancies 485 

Flight of Birds 143 

Florida Thunder Worm 26,45 

Gasper-Gou 45, 143, 164, 324 

t feorgia Snakes 65 

Gopher 65 

Goshawk, Audacious 225 

Hawk's Nest, Strange 5°5 

Hawking Excursion j8, 

Heath-Hens (see Pinnated Grouse). 

Hoopsitakcs 364 

Horns, Bierstadt's Collection 307 

Ichthyologiea! Terms 24 



n Oregon.. 


Massasaoga's Bite 
Mink and Ferrets Intel 
Minnesota Bird Arriva 


Mocking Birds, ProHfii 
Monsters of White Riv 

Moth Cure 


Mungoose in Jamaica 
National Museum . . . 
New Zealand Bird Nil 
e, Ol 

■breeding 426 


1 Scotia Wn 

r Nol 


Vineyard... 300, 345,467 

127, 165, 206, 225, 245, 2 

Opossum on Long Island. , 

Opossum in Florida 

Opossum's Northern Range 

Opossum's Weight 

Owl, Late Breeding 

Owl, Short-Eared, Diurnal Habits 

Owl, Snowy (see Snowy). 

Pine Grosbeak, Early .Arrival in New V01 

Pine Grosbeak (illustrated) 

Pine Grosbeak in Confinement 

Fine Siskin (iWttstrated; 
Pinnated Grouse on Ma 
Quebec Spring Birds . 
Quail and Chickens... 
Quail, Breeding ol 
Quail in a City Lol 

Quail in Confinemeat 194, 185, 284, 305, 345, 

Quail, Transplanting 

Quail, Weight of 


Rattlesnake as Swimmer 426, 

Rattlesnakes on Long Island 

Rhineura Floridana 26 

Rooster and Goslings 

Ruffed Grouse Sketch 

SeaLion Baby 

Seals, Performing 

Sea Serpent (illustrated) 406. 

Self-Preservative Instinct 

Serpents Wanted ■ ■ 

Shark Capture - 

Shrike in Massachusetts - 

Skunk, Spotted, and Rabies 

Snake, Michigan Horned 

Snakes and Snake Bites 126, 183, 225, 

Snakes, Character of Native 

Snakes in Georgia 

Snowy Owls 364, 384, 403, 409, 446, 466, 

Sparrow Destruction Scheme 

Sparrow and Rats 

Sparrows, Boston Crusade 

Sparrow's Depredations 

Spa irow's Enemies 

Sparrow's Food 

Sparrows, Habits of. - • ■ 


, \I„- 

wl Tussle 

Wasp Habit 44 

While Egret in Missouri 403 

Wil Geese Winter in Nova Scotia 466 

Woodpecker, Red-Headed 65 

Wren a Nest Robber 245 

Zcuglodon, Extinct Cetacean 46.7 

Zani Pottery ' 5°5 


Adirondack Deer 

Adirondack Game 

Adirondack Game Resorts 

Adirondack Ruffed Grouse ... . . ■ ■ . 

Air-Space in Barrels. . . .328, 348, 366, 388, 4c 

Americans in Canadian Waters 

Arizona Game 

Arkansas Game 

Arkansas Prairie Shooting 

"Bachelor Bob Whites" 

Barney Butts 

Bear Hunting 

Bear Hunting il 


r Rhe 


"Bear Yarns' ' . . 
Broiv.e Figures c. 


Bruin on the Rampage 145 

Buffalo, White.. 88, 265 

Bullet, Anaesthetic 361 

Bullet, Rebounding 147 

Bursting of Gun Under Water 448 

California Association 128, 144 

California Dogs in the Manger. 507 

California Duck Shooting 7 

California Letter 247 

Camp Cookery . 167, 207. 226, 247 

Cape Charles Notes 416 

Cape Cod Yellow- legs 89 

Cartridge, Novel 463 

Chicago Letter 309, 366, 387, 427, 409 

Chip of Old Block (Guyon, Jr.) 48 

Cinnamon Bear Hunt 410 

Cobb's Island .47 

Cockers, Shooting Over 2S6 

Colorado Camp Hunt 146 

Connecticut Game Notes 89, 107, 247, 200, 310 

Connecticut Rail Law 8 

Coot (see Mud-hen). 

Crystal River Duck Hunting. . 509 


Dakota Game Notes. 
Day with the Grouse. 
Decoy Geese, Tame.. 
Deer and No. 9 Shot. 
Deer Country 


Deer Flo. 


Mi, 1,11 

• 3°1 

Deer Hounding vs. Still-Hunting. . . 129, 188, 227, 247, 
268, 309, 447 

Deer Hunt at Sandwich, Great 366 

Deer Hunting in Michigan 66 

Deer Hunting in Virginia 385 

Deer Hunting in Pennsylvania .107, 468 

Deer Hunt near Lake Simcoe 85 

Deer in Connecticut 410 

Deer in Pike County 347, 428 

Deer in Vermont 208 




m Com 

e Gai 

: Nol 


Detroit Letter 366, 447 

Dodge, Game Protector 89 

Ducking at Spesutia Narrows 3°3 

Ducks below Zero 307 

El Cazador in San Francisco 47 

English Pheasant Importation 509 

Elk Hunt in the Spicy Isle 86 

"Far from the Madding Crowd". 46 

Farmer and Field Sports 161 

Florida, Day's Shooting in 267 

Florida Experience 144 

Florida Game Notes 89, Z30, 147, 348 

Florida Quail and Deer 310 

Forester's Pheasants 167 

Game and Shooting Notes (Wells) 426 

Game Bird's Indestructibility 449 

Game Birds, Scarcity of (see Ruffed Grouse). 

Game Law Schedule 367, 388 

Game Preserves 27,68 

Game Protection for the People 386 

Georgia Game Notes 48, 209, 248 

Germany, Day's Shoot in 88 

Gossip of a '49er 87 

Grass Plover Shooting '.66, 108,167 

Grouse Monument 2S 

Guinea Fowl as Game 463,466,507 

for Grouse 266 

ning ft 
s, Cho 

e of.. 


Hall Gun 

Hawk and Crow Ti 
Heath-Hen (see Pii 
Holiday Hunt in N 
Hunter's Luck.... 
J] untitle; Accidents 
Hunting Without a 
Ice-box, Portable. . 
Importation of Gar 
Idaho Bear Heroin 
Idaho Game Notes. 
Illinois Game Note 


90, 228, 247, 427, 44S, 508 

Indiana Game Notes 47, 89, 190, 269, 490 

Indiana Non-Export Law 345, 3^5 

Iowa Game Notes. ...8, 27, 47, 89, t 3 o, 167, 208, 427 

Issaquena, Queen of the Deer 3°5 

Japanese Pheasants in Oregon 467 

Josey Earls and the Cubs s 

Kankakee Ducking 3?S 

Kansas Game Notes 328, 348 

Kentucky Game Notes 34», 5° 6 

Kentucky Game Resort 448 

Kentucky Quail Shooting *«, ia " 

Killing Game for Profit 3°7 

Kit Carson as a Tenderfoot *47 

Kynoch Shells '• 2o8 

Lake George Deer 387 

Land of Pine and Larch 34° 

Landowners and Sportsmen 489 

Loading and Penetration 147 

Island Quail Deplet' 


s Island Wildfowl . . 


Manahawken Bay . : 

Martha's Vineyard Heatl 
Maryland Game Notes . . 
Massachusetts Associate 

Massachusetts Gunie Note 

-Hens ... 


300. 345, 467 


S 2!, "7, 

io3, 189, 20S, 228, 
288, 348 


McCloud River Panther 

Mexico Game 

Mexico, Spon in 

Michigan Deer Hunting 

Michigan Game Supply 

Michigan Game Notes. . , 8c. 

Michigan, Northern 

■■i ■ !:'■_:-■'■■ Sportsmen's Association. . 

a. Game Notes 

t Whispers 

Mississippi Game Notes 

M issouri Game Notes 

Montana Game Importation 

Moose in Nova Scotia 

Moose, Last in Adir ndaclts 

Moose Monologue 

Moose out of Season 

Moose, Soow-Shoeing for 

Montana Big Game 

Montana Fool Hens 

Montana Game Law 

Montana Game Notes 

Mountain Hill and Vale . . 


387, 49° 

Tim Pond, Caribou at . 


Toledo Liberal Shootii 


Houston C , Gas 

130, 209 

Trapping Outfit 

■•■ -347 


243, 410 

1 111 ki rtoil Bay Shootir 

209, 447 

Tunis Hunting Method 


Turkey Hunt in Texas 


Typical Tourist's Trip 


"Uncle Ab." Mcllrailh 


Velocity of Bullet and 

... 21 

Vermont Game Notes. 

. 4'-: 

Vermont Quail and Dee 


Virginia Deer Hunting 


Virginia Game Notes.. 

... So 

Virgin!* Quail 

Mud-hen ., . 


Nebraska Garni 
Newark \N. J.1 
New Brunswicl 

..107. 146, 167. ?2S. 9 

:s 27, 67, 108, i 

I Notes 

ise Shooting 

New Jersey Non-Resident Law.. 


Non-Export Laws. 
Non-Resident Lav 

28, io3, 1^7, 190, 

267. 269, 


*s8, =47. 
28S, 469 

e Notes 

itain Trip. 

November Shooting- 

Oneida Club 

Oh tar 

io Deer 

e No 




io Law 



io Non 



io Re'so 



5, Ta 


n Gam 

: Lav 

Panther Hunting. . 


a Game Nol 

Phantom Pond.. 
Philadelphia Gai 

), 3=7, 3% 
..167, 448 

I, 203, 228, 289, 32B 

18. 47, 66, 188, 2 
288,328. 366. 

Pigeon Roost 

Pigeon Shooting in Minnesota 

Pike County Deer 

Pinnated Grouse on Martha's Vineyard. . .309, 
Pinnated Grouse Shooting Grounds. .. .3. 27, 

Pistol of Fifty Years Ago 


Prairie Chicken (see Pinnated Grouse.l. 

Prairie Chicken Shooting. My First 

Prairie Schooner Days, Story of 

Proprietary Game Clubs 

Put Yourself in Condition. 

Quail, "Bachelor" .... 

Quail i. 
Quail in V 
Quail in Vi 
Quail, Tra 

it isc 

1 New Hampshii 



il, Weight of..... 

Quail, Winter Protecti 

Quebec Game 

Rail in New Jersey..., 

Rail Shooting 

Red Letter Day 

Richmond County Ass 
Rifle Shell Loading .. 
Rochester Woodcock ( 
Rockies, Up in the... 
Rocky Mountain Gam. 
Ruffed Crouse, A Day 
Ruffed Grouse, Experi 
Ruffed Grouse, Habits 
Ruffed Grouse, Rifle V 
Ruffed Grouse Sea, cit) 
Ruffed Grouse Sketch 
Ruffed Grouse, Weigh! 
Sacramento, Gunning . 
Sagadahoc Associalioi 
Sandusky Bay Wildioi 
San Souci Yachting P. 
Shooting. Notes on, bj 

Shotgun's Range 

Snipe, Weight of 

Snow-Shoeing for Mo, 
South African Large 1 
South Carolina Game I 
South Carolina Game i 


uirrel Rifle. 


Jackson anc 


Lawrence G 


inner Deer S 

vs. Twelves - 
ice City Club. . 
s Flight Shootii 



Central Park, Fishing in 

"-<:', 440 

Chazv Lake Poachers Punished 

■ ... 300 

Chut bor Bass? 

.... 87 

Codfish Hatching ... 


Cold. Effect on Fishes 

447, 469 

Cold Spring Hatchery 


Colorado Fishclllture 

345, 385 

Colorado.Trout Fishing... 


Colorado Trout Growth (see T 


Colorado Trout Streams 


Columbia Salmon Wheel 

Wads. Thick 

Washington Gun Club... 

Waubonsie Lake Ducking 

Weather and Birds 

Wildfowl and Game Clubs 

Wild Goose Chase 

Wild Rice 

Wild Rice in Adirondacks 
Wild Rice in England... 
Wing-Shooting with Rifle 


-in G: 

Woodcock in Massachuse 
Woodcock, Morning with 
Woodcock. Weight of. . 
Wood Powder Company. 
Wolf Hunt -on the Prairie 

Worcester Notes 

Wyoming Game Notes . 

.. 67 


trine, Hunting on 

[OS, 280 


• National Park (se 

e Editorial) 4 

0, .,86, 506 


and His Uncle.. 



Anglers and Artists... 

Anglers' Camp 

Anglers' Tournament, E 
Anglers" Tournament, Fi 

Angler vs. Barefoot Boy 
Aquaria at Industrial E> 

Arizona Fishes 

Bass and Eels, Long Jtn 
Bass, Black: 


Culture in Ohio 

Food of 

ir Englar 



In Canada 

in Florida 

In Lake George 

In Massachusetts 

In New Hampshire... . 


In Trout Waters 

In Virginia 

Introduced into Maine 


Large-Mouthed in Floi 

In Chesapeake Bay. .. 

Mot Extinct 

Under Ice 

Bass, White 

Bass, White, At Niagara 

Blue-Backed Trout 

Boat vs. Wading 

California Trout 



and Table Fish . . 

Catfish Eat Salm 


Drum, Large 
Eggs, Protecti 
England, Fish 

Fifty-Dollar '1 

Finny Rej 

Fish , ■■ ta issi 

Fish Food 

and F 

lod Fi 


Fishing Tb 


or Ad 


Fish Nonu 



Florida Fi 

hes , . 

Fly Casting (see Anglers' Tourr 




and Stream Club 

Gar, Landing a 

Gasper-Goo 45, 

Germantown Jottings 

a Fishculture 

1 Fishing 

Gourami in India 


Greenwood Lake, Restocking.. 

Hatcher, McDonald's 

Henshall Rod 

Herrings of Central Lake 

Homer's Day, Fishing in 


Howell, Be 


1 P. 

. The Uppe 

Kentucky Fishculture. . 

Kentucky Fishes 

Kingfish at Long Beach.. 
Labrador Salmon Fishing 
Lake Ontario Bass Fishing 
Land-Locked Salmon.... 

Long Island Nol 
Long Island Sou 
McCloud River S 
McDonald Fish. 
Mackerel Taken 
Mad River 





1 Fishcul 

ure Rep, 


ige Guile 

r Gulled 


jge, Larg 




isetts Fis 


a, Canoe 


1 Lake . 


a Quest! 






, Norths 



Middle P 

ark Trot 


Mill Brook . 


a Fishcu 


Mississippi Coast 


My First 

Fly Rod 

My Firs 


ork Commission 
ork Fishery Cens 
;aland Fishcultui 

Pennsylvania Anglers' Associa 
Perch, White in Tennessee. . . 

Perch, Yellow 

Philadelphia Notes 

Pike, Big 

Pine Lake Bass Fishing Synonyms 


Prouty, Lorenzo 

Quinnat Salmon in Germany . 

Rainbow Trout 

Rangcley Lake Reminiscences 


Rangcley Trout and Salmon . 25c . 

Reel, Position of =3I . iio 

Restigouche Salmon Club JO 

Rhode Island Fishery Census. t i 

Rock Fish . - G 

Rod, Henshall i, j0 

Rods, Lightvs. Heavy it, 29, 40, QT . ioj, 132, 229 

Rudolph Fishing Club QO 

Salmon at Cape Breton jj 

Salmon Catch, Pacific QI 

Salmon Eggs Impregnation J1T 

Salmon, Fresh for France qo 

Sal monida: of North America 3S9 

Salmon in Labrador 3C 

Salmonin Maine „, 

Salmon, Land-Locked, in New \ r ork 44, 411, 430 

Salmon, Restigouche 0I 

Salmon Run, Photograph of ™ 

on Spawn and Catfish I0 2 





Kay Fishing 

San Francisco Bay Fishing 

Sawfish in Turtle Net 

Sawfish Range 

'■Scientific Angler" " m 

Schuylkill. Pishless IIr 

Scotland Fishculture 451, 5II , 5I2 

Sea of Cortez 4;1 

Sea Serpent Hoax Ix 

Sea Trout "] 30 

Second Presbyterian Club 2 io 

Seven Ponds 31, i 4 8, 22S 

Shad on Pacific Goast r 6, ? 

Shark ot Fire Island 3 , 

Shark Capture 22S 

Sharking at Nantucket 109 

Spade-Fish _ 131,192 

"Speckled Beauty" , ^ 1T 

Stream, Strange 3qc> 

Sunday in Camp .. ^ 

Susquehanna Camp . ....... ,.rrr 

Swordfish, History of. 52, 70, 91,111, 132, 149,193,231 

Sydenham Lake „ 

Tarpon 350, 493 

Tarpon Spawning 471 

Tautog, Large 369 

Tennessee Angliiig Notes... 11, 30, no, 132, 2ir, 231, 
3", 33i, Sir 

Tilefish IQO 

Tim Pond 3I , 22 8 

Toledo Champion m 

Track Velocipede Trip 90 

Trapper's Lake Trip 2g 



2. 70, 90 

Big Maine 7 o 

Blue-backed 160, 389, 411, 450, 511 

Brook and Rainbow 211, 349, 430 

Colorado Growth 291, 330,411,451 

Doily Varden i 32 

Flies, Mr. Holberton's ?0 

Growth n 

In Canada gg 

In Michigan 9 i 

In Thunderstorm 50 

Lake, Gameness of 5,0 

Poisoning Case .. . 349 

Practical Protection .. 23I 


Seventy-Three in One Hole . 

Wounded ... 3 i 

"Trout-Hogs" and Other Pests 69 

T routing in Colorado go 

Trout Lake, Mich ,32 

Turtles, Sea I3 i 

Vermont Fish Question 211 

Wall-Eyed Pike 421,510 

Weakfishat Forked River 5I 

Weakfish at Long Beach 192 

Weakfish Canning 494 

Weakfish Taken for Oil 7 o 

West Virginia Streams 29 

Whitefish Culture 331, ^90 


t, 349, 43° 

3 Talks on Summer Pasti: 

I.— Prefatory 

II.-About Bass 

III.— About Grayling 

IV, -A Memory'. .,] 

V.— Reminiscences 

VI —About Some of the Distinguished Angler 

of Our Tin 


VII.— About Salmon Fishing. 4= s 

VIIL— Odds and EnHs 44 3 

IX.— Salmon and Sea Trout Haunts and Habits. 47 o 

X.— Several Relevant Topics 4Q) 

XL— The Game Laws, Angling Mishaps, Sea, 

and Brook Trout Jog Hackles and Gentles: 

IV.-A Rainy Day aIO 

V.— When This Old Rod Was New 329 

VI.— Before the Fire , IC 


American Dan 

Arkansas 'Possum H 
Barbed Wire Fences. 
Beagles, The Mothei 

Best Dog in the World 

Birmingham Boycotted 

Birmingham Dog Show 

Bismarck's Dogs 

Black and Tan Setters 

Blue Border 


Bull-Terrier's Color 

Butler's Siberian Bloodhounds.. 
Buying and Selling Dogs 


Ryron Hounds, Two Days With.. 

Carlowitz's Death 

Carri. I 


" ieneSt's 'i ;?. i : | ; - 

Cocker Spaniel Judging...... .- ..212 

Cocker Spani- l 71, ■ .: 

Cqckei Spaniel Produce Stakes 454 

Collie as Sportsman's Dog 212 

Collie, Intelligent 72 

Comet 294 

Near New York 211 

Count Noble .473 

fount Paris S3 

il Paris 

Coursing Club, A n 

Croxteth on Point 

Dai '- 

Darlington Dos Show 

Denver Bench Show 

ing Old Favorites 

Diana Recovered, 


Dinah II 

Dos Betraying Thieves 

Dos Pictures 

Dogs That I Have 

Dog Show at High Point 

Dominion of Canada Kennel Ckib 6, 72, 

Don Ttian - 

Don (pointer) — 

Don isetter) 

Dreams. Dog's 

Duke of Beaufort 

< Pie 

1 Tria 

; Cl 

tl All-Aged. ..272, 29r.3j2.370 
,-e- FieldTrial Derby -291,354.373 

e Field Ttial Members' .. ,7:. 241, 331,352 

Meetings r 73 , 194,373, 393. 4r5 

English Kennel Club 72 

Essex County Hunt 1.4. =5:. 133 


Field Trial Winners ---473 

Fire at Midland Park 354 

Fisher's Island Club ,54 

Fox Hit 

ting 11 

n Ma 

land . 


Fox Hun 

Eon Huntingin Tennesse. ... 212,273 

Fox Hunting on Long Island 513 

Prank (Cocker Spaniel) 33 

; 'o =73 


Gordon Setters . .,, 32,53,71 

-. Black 233 

D 1 - h; Dogs 272 

Gurth =72 

Haunting Hounds 233 

Howls about the Judges 53 

Huggins's Kepler. 14 

Irish R-d Setter 13 

Irish Ked Setters, Field Records 404 

Irish Red Setter's Nose ..53 

Kansas "Coon Hunt 454 

Kennel Lameness 474 

Runnel Management: 

Bronchi lis 213 

Canker of Ear 54.254, 434 

Chorea 54 

Colic 354 

Distemper . 
Epilepsy. . . 

■ •54.94.354 



of an Old Timer . 

Large Game, Dogs for.. 

Laverock Monument. . . 

Laverocks Killed 

Lee Kennel Sale 

Mange Cure 


Memory-"' D°gS' 




National American Kennel Club: 

Derby 7883 5'3 

Prairie Chicken Trials, Grounds 33 

Prairie Chicken Trial, All-Aged 93, 133,169 

Prairie Chicken Trial, Derby 93, 133. »5° 

Tennessee Trial, All-Aged 374, 39° 

Tennessee Trial, Derby 312,374.412 

Officers for i83 3 374 


v Bedford Bench Show 4»5 

Newfoundland's Color "93 

New Orleans Gun Club Trials 194. 313, 4*5, 43° 

Qhio Court Dog Decision " 

Orgill Kennel Discontinued 212 

Ottawa Show 354.393. 4'5, 474, 512, 513 

Pennsyll ania State Field Trials Association. . .92, 112 

Peep-'o-Day ... -- 4'4 

PinkB. 452 

"Pious Jeemes"on Trials 473 

Plantagenet .. -- '3 

Point, Ghastly 52 

Pollux 1*. 

Property inDoga »» >9+i 5*9 

puppies, Food for 193.233 

Bess A 


Byrori . . 
Carrie ,1 

Count Noble 

Count Paris 



Don Juan 

Don (pointer). . . 

Don (setter) 




Lallah Rookh.. 
Peep-o'-Day . - 

Pink B 




Tick . 

n Laverock. 

Rabbit Hunting in Massachusetts 573 

Jacket 33 

Raymond's Kennels. ..232 

Regia ... 03 




ving and Style. 

Scticrs. Observations Respect 

Setters, Points of 

Sheep Dog Trials. English.. 
Siberian Bloodhound! 

Smuggler's Dog 


Spaniel Classification 

Spaniels, Field I sec Cocker). . 

ernard Club Show. .333 

Sue 413 

Swimming Matches 113 

Transportation of Dogs 53,212,293,434 

Tel-el-Kebir 433 

Tetanus 293 

Tick 371 

Tinry - 4 5-4 

Toronto Dog Show 151 

Vixen's Death 72 

Washington Bench Show 47 

Western Pennsylvania Poultry- Society ....... 354, 513 

Whiskey's Death 434 



• 35 

14, 34. 195, 215, 274, 295, 314, 393 

Algonquin vs. Washington Heights .255 

Amateur Rifle Club 55, 75, 95, "5 

Atlantic Rifle Club 394 

Bogardus, Jr., Accident. 274 

Boston .15, 115, 135,155- 174,194,215,255,355,374, 

4'5, 495, 514 

Boston Gallery Shooting 304, 495, 514 


, Assoc 

Brooklyn Am 
Carver vs. Bo; 


Cleveland ... 

July 's 

August r4, 34, 54 

Fall Meeting 75, r53- r'74. S9S 

October 214 

Davenport - 35 

Elcho Shield Match 34, 155 

Enfield 55 

Exeter r 5 

Fall River 35, 75, «5i 195, 255 

First German Club 255 

Forester Club 34, 55. 155 

Fort Leavenworth 105, =74 

Furman vs. Glenmore J-95 

Gallery Shooting 54,394, 495 

Gardner 15, 34, 54,95,215, 294. 334, 374, 4*5 






■ 295 


nal Military Match: 

Practice Matches.. .15, 34, 54, 94, JI 4, *34 

American Team. 4*. 61, 73, «« 

British Team - *5, 54, "3 

British Practice Matches "4, 134 

Rifles Used 95 

American Team Blunder rj5 

The Match "I, 14*, 152 

Team Medals '55 

Why and Wherefore 162, 173 

Col. Bodine's Report 201, 213 

Match Deductions 2 34 

One View of the Report =54 

British View of the Report 334, 341 

Sir Henry Halford's Report 355 

Harford Talks of the Match 394 

The Match of 1S83. .241, 255, 361, 322, 334, 381, 454 

Suggestions for 1883 495 

Rifles for 1883 402514. 515, 

Irish Americans, New Haven, New York 135 

Jamestown vs. Brattleboro. 5 £ 4 


Jersey City Heights ,,, 

Jersey City Heights vs. Algonquin 235 

Jersey City Heights vs. Midway 155.274 

L ynn 205,373 

Maiden . . .75. 395 

Marlboro 15 

Marksmen's Badges X74 

Marshalltown . -,,= 





lal Tai 

-. Mil 

iss Ball Championship,. 


Massachusetts Rifle Associa 


Michigan State Team 

Military Musket Shooting . 


Munchausen at Practice. . . . 



1 Meeting ». .405 


New Haven vs. Worcester 

Newark 54. 314, 3 14, 355, 5 r t 

New Orleans 14, 135, 174, r.3.5, 255, 274, 355 

Newport 34,115,135 

Newport vs. St. Louis 355, 374 

Non-Cleaning Matches 502 

Paola t 5 

Partello Lieut 


Pistol Shooting 

Plymouth vs. South Abingto 

• 55 

■ 334, 375 

Prkiers, Extracting Loaded 

Providence 15, 55, 95. 135, 17, 


Rapidity Shooting Rifle Match 273 

Rochester 115 

Rockford 235, 255, 274, 29s 

Roxbury City Guard 295 

SaukCenter 334 

Seppenfeldt 214 

Springfield 255, 515 

Stillwater vs. Valley Falls 375 

Target, Decimal 73 

Telegraphers vs. Newark 394 

Topsham 15, 35, 75 

Toronto 35, 55 

Troy =55 

Unequal Handicaps 195 

Union Hill 54 

Veterans at the Butts 55 

Vickshurg 195 

Wakefield 15, 314 

Warwick Woodlands Club 34 

Washington 274 

Washington Gun Club 15 

Wellington.... 15, 215, 274, 295. 314, 355, 375, 395. 5'4 
Westminster Kennel Club 394 


. Parker 

• 15, 34,55,95, '95,: 

4. 255,314, 334. 355. 

374, 415, 495 

135, 334, 353 



American Cutters 


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Atlantic Y. C 

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Bay ofQuinte Y. C 

Bedouin's Rapes 

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Buffalo Y.C 

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Canoeing on the Richelie 

Cruise in the Snow 

Canoe Kelpie 

Cost of British Yachts. .. 

...17, 18, 37, 78, 115, 175 

a Three Tor 



Cutter Victory. 
Cruise of Vawl Whit 
Cruising Yachts.. 

Cape Ann Y. C 

Chicago Y.C 

Cruise of Orion 

Cruising on Lake Ontario 

Combination Row and Sail Boat.. 
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Development of the Cutter. 

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East River Y.C 

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Flushing Canoe Club 



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Hull Y.C 18, 36, 37, 57, 

Hudson River Y. C 

Handicaps a Failure 

Jeffries Y, C 

Improved Open Boat 

Improvised Cabin 

In Our Tow 

Keel Cat 

Knickerbocker Y. C 

Lead Keels 

Lake Yachting 

Lloyd's Register 

Long Lake Canoes 

Lynn Y.C 

Lake George Meet 

Lillie Hera 

Larchmont V. C - 

Leading Types o! Schooners 

Medusa's Spars 


Maggie. . , 

New Bedford Y. C 

Nice Regatta 

New York Y. C 17. 35, 56, 

.... 36 
76, 155 

Oconomowoc Y. C . . 
Oswego Regatta. . . 

Oswego Y. C 


Past Season in Great Bntian 

Rough Night in the Irish Sea. ... - 

Royal Canadian Y. G i'">, 37, 57, X37, 176, : 

Royal Nova Scotia Y. C 16, : 

Real Yachts 

j Schooner 

Safe Sailboat 
Steamer Boo 

San Francisco Y. C 

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Steel for Yacht Building 

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Single hand Yachts . .235, 257, 276, 335, 356, 3 

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Substitute Reels 

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Toronto Canoe Club 18, 37, 1 

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Vixen and Maggie 1: 



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Yacht Builders' Views 

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Yachting in San Francisco.. 

Wasp Cutter 

What Is a Knot? 


Lake George to Florida t37, 216 

Canoe Rigs 175 

Canoe Meet 17 

Canoe Rules 116 

Canoeing in America 4t6 

Canoeists on a Cruise 35 

Canoe Outrigger 5*7 

Canoes at Lake George 276 

Canoe Signals 235 


American Game Bird Shooting 

Camps in the Rockies 

Fishing in American Waters 

Hubbard's Guide to Northern Maine 

Hunting and Trapping 

Knocking Round the Rockies 

Linnean Society Transactions 

Nuttall Bulletin 

Philadelphia Academy Proceedings 

Science Ladders 


Worms and Crustacea 

The Angler 

The First of September-. 
The Vanished Hounds... 

The Invitation 


In Camp 


Hold Well Ahead 

The Fisherman's Wish 

It Is October 



The Moose Callers 

The Music of the Hounds, 272 

Carp and Tench s3 9 

South-Southerly 3°2 

The Hunter and Trapper 385 

December 4oo 

Long John 444 

Delights of Nature 49° 

The Trout Stream 5>» 





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Twenty-Eight Pages. 
The Artistic Angler versus the 
Bare-Foot Boy. 

loifiU-i ■ "u-],l 'I'lljl- 

Adirondack Survey Notes. — in. 
The Sportsman Tourist. 

The Warwick Woodlands. 

Camps or tl i Hngfi=h" ■■.. 

Outfit for the Adirondacks. 

A Summer's Rambling in Colo. 

Tim Pond aud the Seven Ponda. 
Natural History. 

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The Self-Pre: 

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Game Bag and Gun. 

Game in Season in August. 

The Phantom Pond. 

Josey Earls and the Cubs. 

Game in Quebec. 

The Prairie Chickens. 
Camp Fire Fi.ickekings. 
Sk.a and Rxveh Fishing. 

Fish iu Season in Aueust. 

Fir or Bait? 

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Palaver of the Panionkees. 

Colorado Trout Fishing. 

Sea and River Fishing. 

White Bass. 

Carp Angling. 

Taking Mackerel for Oil. 
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What is a Cookery 

The Color of Bull-Terriers. 

Dr. Huggins and his Dog Kepler 

The Irish Red Setter. 

The Byron Hounds. 

Kennel Notes, 
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Creedmoorin August. 

The Trap at Marlboro. 
Yachting and Canoeing. 

The Disowned Trophy. 

Royal Canadian Y. C Sweep- 

Royal Nova Scotia Y. Squadron. 

Facts about the Maggie. 

"Her Weather." 

Firing Starts. 

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VTS^E print to-day two communications on this subject; 
' ' one from the veteran fly-fisherman, Mr. W. Holber- 
ton, and the other from our correspondent, J. R., Jr. These 
two articles present diametrically opposite views on the sub- 
ject, the former represents the artistic angler; the latter 
gives the reasoning of the man -who believes in getting a fish 
in any manner, so long only as you haul it in. 

Now why is it that in this country— and this country only, 
so far as we know — the practice of fly-fishing and the use of 
fine tackle should be rated a sort of huge joke by those who 
cannot appreciate them? Is it not because the masses are 
not educated to that point where they may comprehend 
these refinements of the art? 

It is not so in Great Britain. There, as Mr. Holberton says, 
the common people along the streams are anxious to secure 
fine tackle, well aware that it is the most killing of all 
tackle. But in some of the rural parts of America a fine 
fishing tackle appears to be held as synonymous with the 
outfit of a "duffer;" aud the use of such implements by an 
angler is accepted as prima facie evidence that he must be a 
greenhorn, unskillful and unsuccessful in his sport. On 
the other hand, the employment of primitive tackle is associ- 
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of fish at the close of the day— the length of the string and 
the size of the fish being in inverse proportion to the dimin- 
utiveness and raggedness of the small boy who wields the 

Now we venture to assert our belief that these common 
tenets of the rural angler's belief arise from a total miscon- 
ception of the facts and principles involved, and from a 
wrong association of ideas in the mind of the rustic rea- 
soner. We will try to explain what we mean. 

A certain country angler has a large local reputation. He 
uses tackle of the coarsest description. He cuts his "pole" 
iu the woods. He is a successful fisherman; that is, he cap- 
tures many fish. But his success is most certainly not due 
to his primitive tackle. He catches lots of fish because he 
knows every foot of the. stream and just where the fish are 
to be caught. He loses no time in trying stretches of water 
here, there are no fish. As a matter of course he comes 
home with a good "mess of trout." And just here we may 
say that this man has not the first conception of what sport 
is. His only thought is fish. If he has taken twenty trout 
in a day more than another man he deludes himself with 
the belief that he has had more sport, and that it is some- 
thing to brag of. It matters not how the fish are taken. H 
another man came up with a net and forty pounds of fish 
more than he has, our genius of the pole would "knock un- 
der" to him as the superior fisherman. 

The bait fisher, with his coarse tackle, may, at times, 
say in the middle of the day, take more fish than his 
companion with the fly. but in the long run, day in and 
day out, granting to each man an equal knowledge of the 
wafers fished, the angler with fly and delicate tackle will 
excel the other both in amount of sport, had and in weight 
of creel. 

The ragged country boy with a bean pole cannot begin t o 
compete with the man who has light tackle, if the latter be 
an angler aud know how to use his tools. And yet an 
abominable fiction to the contrary has been going the rounds of 
the press for the past century, its corrupt doctrines perverting 
the, minds of our angling youth. Stories without, end of the 
urchin's string of fish bought by the "dandy" are rife in the 
rural press, but are not true iu one case in ten. There may 
have been duffers who have thought that all that was 
necessary to make them anglers was to buy a great assort- 
ment of fancy tackle; but such men do not fish often. A 
trial once or twice, convinces them of their error, and they 
lay their rods aside for the last novel, or for some other 

As well may the wretch who baits quail in a furrow and 
rests his gun over a rail fence and blows, twenty birds 
into eternity at a single blast, boast of his superior skill 
over the wiug-shot, as the man who has slaughtered a creel 
full of trout with a worm, and thereby pandered to the 
baser appetites of the fish, crow over a fiy-fisher, who may 
not, on that particular morning, have equalled him in numbers 
or in weight. Between the two there is no comparison 
As for the barefooted boy, we don't believe in him. 

The fly-fisher can fish over more water than the bait- 
fisher, and can thereby take more fish; and he has a higher 
land of sport that the latter knows nothing of. The fly- 
fisher can take more either of trout or salmon, in a day than 
the bait-Usher if he knows the ground equally well; and 
assertions to the contrary would not be listened to by the 

most ignorant poacher in England, Ireland or Scotland, for 
be knows that the fly and fine tackle are the best equipment 
for taking fish. 

Does any man mean to say that the boy with the disrepu- 
table trousers and the bean-pole would not take as many fish 
if he had finer tackle, say a fine hook on a fine gut leader 
and a fine line nearly invisible to the fish? If so, he is 
severely mistaken. No, friend of the boy with the letter in 
the post-office, your protege would be a better angler for a 
little familiarity with fine tackle. He would take more fish 
aud would learn to enjoy their capture as an evidence of his 
skill, for this constitutes the chief pleasure of angling, just 
as does the bag in shooting. So much for the tackle; and 
as for the fragmentary habiliments — there is no connection 
between the trout and the trousers. Clothes do not make 
the man, nor the lack of them the fisherman. 

We not only take the ground that the angler can secure 
more fish with the fly, but that he has more pleasure than 
the bait fisher, and this position we are willing to maintain. 
No, friend in the rural districts, do not allow yourself to be- 
too severely prejudiced against the gentleman who comes 
with fine rod, reel and line, and perhaps knee-breeches, to 
whip your streams; he may be able to teach you much that 
you have never known; at least, if he cannot, you will not 
often find him a boor. Much of this false feeling comes 
from a prejudice, often entertained by people in country and 
city alike, that whoever differs from themselves, either in 
manners, dress or equipments, must of necessity be an in- 
ferior, and a proper object of ridicule and sneers. Some- 
times such persons make a mistake. The heavy lout who, 
in Fourteenth street, the other day, forced a fight with a 
dandy — the latter proving to be a graduate with honors from 
a noted sparring academy — found that he had picked up a 
very "hot potato;" and his fingers were well burned before 
he was through with it. 


THE prospect for a brilliant meeting of the Eastern Field 
Trials Club at High Point, N. C. , next November, looks 
very flattering. There is much enthusiasm among the mem- 
bers of the club, and they will spare no effort to make the 
coming event all that such a meeting should be. As may be 
seen by referring to the list of entries for the Derby, pub 
lished in Forest and Stream July 18, the running of 
this important stake will undoubtedly prove very interest- 
ing, both from the number and quality of the dogs that will 
compete, and in witnessing the display of their powers as 
they strive for the honor of victory. 

Glancing over the list we find that the sire or dam of 
nearly every animal entered is a prize winner, either upon 
the bench or in the field, and in many cases both parents 
have achieved the honor. There are also quite a number of 
them who can proudly boast among their ancf stors winners 
both on the bench and in the field, winners whose names 
are household words throughout the canine world That the 
struggle for supremacy will be gallautly contested, and that 
every effort will be put forth to secure the houors of victory, 
we may rest assured; for not only will the winner receive a 
goodly purse, but the achievement will bring to the name 
an honor and fame that will far outweigh the gold. 

The gentlemen who have entered for this event are ani- 
mated by an active interest in the club, and a strong desire 
to see the present meeting in all respects successful, and also 
by a generous rivalry as to the merits and performances of 
their favorites. The enthusiasm and earnestness which we 
note as existing among the members of the association form 
the best guarantee of its success as an organization, as well 
as a measure of its usefulness to breeders and dog lovers at 
large. Where all are so interested it would perhaps be 
invidious to mention individual names, and to most of 
our readers tlis is unnecessary. 

The first event upon the card is the Members' Stake. This 
should be the most important, event of the meeting, at least 
to the members of the association, and everyone who can 
possibly attend should enter and run his dog. There is 
nothing more conducive to the success of such an associa- 
tion than the hearty and active co-operation uf its individual 
members in Bupport of the objects for which it was formed. 
We hope to see a large number ot starters iu this stake, and 
trust that every member who has a good dog will come for- 
ward and conclusively show that he deems the honors of 
victory worth striving for. The Free for All Stake will un- 
doubtedly fill well, as many owners have already signified 
their inteution to enter, and we have no doubt that the meet- 
ing will be far ahead of anything of the kind that we have 
yet seen. The great improvement of the dogs that are run, 



[August 3, 1882 

which has been noted from year to year, will undoubtedly 
continue, and we shall this year probably be culled upon to 
chronicle some of the best work thai lias yet been recorded. 
This is oin> of the chief objects for which the Trials wore 
instituted, and that they have in a great measure accom- 
plished this, a glance at our report of the different meetings 
will show. Never in the history of field sports were they 
more popular than now. Much of this is the direct result of 
mil public trials, and we trust that from year to year they 
will exert an ever widening influence and develop and foster 
an ever increasing love for the healthful and invigorating 
sports or the Held. Not the least amoug the benefits derived 
from the trials has been the manifest improvement iu the 
manner in which the competitors handle their dogs. The 
measure of this benefit cannot he estimated, as not alone do 
those who participate in the trials profit by the improve- 
ment, but every sportsman who attends returns home with 
broader views and increased knowledge of the possibi lilies 
foi enjoyment of his favorite sport, and by putting to prac- 
tical iw the advanced ideas there obtained, he adds much 
to the pleasure of his outings, and by the influence of his 
example upon the friends who accompany him, the good 
good work is continued ami the best and noblest purpose of 
the founders of our field trials is surely accomplishing its 
mission liy elevating and popularizing the sports of the field. 


111. — FISHING TAClvLE. 

i 1 OI.NG dowu the Fulton chain of lakes the party pro- 
V " ce«ded as before, Mr. Oolvin leading iu a boat 
rowed by ••Jack" Sheppard. and the others following. At 
one point L happened to use a Chippewa word meaning to 
gq on. saying "we must pucachee." a very common expres- 
sion and rather a pet word of mine, and thought to be 
all that remained of former linguistic acquirements in that 
line; therefore it was a surprise to have a whole sentence in 
that tongue shot at me by Sheppard. This was a little 
staggering, but we managed to jabber so as to give Messrs. 
Mosserop and Baker an idea that they formed the topic of 
conversation ana that there were unknown teirors in store 
for them. This proved only ammunition wasted, for they 
didn't seem to scare a bit, perhaps the sign in the moon was 
ncit right. Later conversation with Sheppard developed the 
fact that we had hunted the same ground in Northern 
Minnesota and afterwards had served in the same army 
coips: and he was henceforward assigned to take care of 
me, Mr. Colvin giving us mrte blamhe. to make forays into 
such waters as we pleased and to eapture the fishes con- 
tained in them. Under this arrangement we have visited 
the Fulton chain by going back to Blue Mountain Lake, 
forayed into Forked, Long, Raquetto, Big Moose and Little 
Moose lakes with the numerous "ponds" which lie about 
them; and have taken fishes of all kinds and sizes. 

While the party was all together and camped In tents on 
Fourth Lake, on an island near the camp of Fred. Hess, it 
became necessary to administer a great amount of punish- 
ment to our two young assistants, Messrs. Mosserop and 
Baker. 1 had explained to them in a fatherly way that a 
fishing-rod was not a "pole," hoping thereby to start them 
right in the nomenclature of angling; but they persisted in 
their erroneous ways, evidently with malice prepense, and 
for the purpose of casting ridicule upon the angling fra- 
ternity. They had retired in a small tent, and were con- 
versing in a low T tone, when one said to the other, "Ask. Mr. 

if you can borrow his split-bamboo pole to-morrow, 

iust to see what he will say." The question was loudly 
asked, with deliberate emphasis on the obnoxious word; 
and in a moment after a veritable sapling was introduced 
into I lie tent and the dust was threshed out of the blankets 
which covered them. They begged hard, and shouted, 
"li"(/, 1 meant mil," and upon promise of reform they v 
let off. It is sad to chronicle the fact that this treatment 
bad to be several times repeated before the lesson was firm! 
fixed. In all other respects these young gentlemen were apt 

Two rods, a stiff bait-rod of split-bamboo for trolling, and 
a fly rod of iron wood or hornbeam; two reels with water 
proof silk Hues, flies, bait-hooks from the smallest minnow- 
book up to those lit to take a "laker,'' trolling line, spoons 
of several patterns, swivels, gangs, sinkers, split-shot, land- 
ing net. and a twenty-foot minnow seine comprised my ap- 
pliances for taking specimens of all the fishes to be found in 
i bis region. The ironwood rod was new to me and with 
i be exception of being a trifle heavy it worked well; the ac- 
tion was very fair, and it was quick to strike; its weight, 
however, would be an objection to some. men. 1 found that 
it was a good developer of muscle, and why has not Dr. 
Henshall, and other advocates of heavy rods, thought of 
this. By the way, I have lost ten pounds of flesh in the 
woods in three weeks, and the loss has been a great gain. 
W ben I went in 1 was fat and my flesh too soft, and a pack 
of seventy-five pounds on my back over the carries took the 
fluids out in copious floods, but left the muscle down to 
fighting weight, and the heavy rod has increased the muscles 
of both arms, for 1 hold it to be a great accomplishment to 
cast with both hands. 

The reels both came to grief. One was of a new pattern and 
became loose on the plate so that it was a nuisance, and I 
want no more of it. The other had a eliek on the outside 
covered by a cap, and this flew off while handling a good- 

sized trout, which was lost in consequence. The click served 
as a drag and after this the line would overrun on the reel, 
if not closely watched, but it had to do its work, for there 
was no alternative. How often has the proper position of 
the reel on the rod been argued? The advocates of placing 
it on top of the rod are as firmly convinced that it is right 
as those who believe it should be on the under side. Perhaps 
both are right; and it may be that the proper place for it is 
where a man can handle it. to the best advantage; 1ml if a 
rod were placed in my hand with the reel in any other position 
but the accustomed one, I would be the veriest dutfer yon 
rsaw when a fish struck. For my use a reel must be ou 
the. underside, and the crank must be so placed that it comes 
to my right hand as 1 hold the rod in my left This would 
be on top of the rod for a man who held his rod with his 
right hand and reeled his fish with his left, a thing which 1 
doubt my ability to do, only that his line would be on the 
reel the wrong way. [ fish with both hands alike, and if a 
fish strikes when the rod is in the right hand it must be 
shifted before any reeling can be dune. This is force of 
habit merely, and I hold that the easiest way for any man 
to do a thing is the way he learned at first , no matter how 
awkward it may seem to others to adopt his plan. 

In the matter of flies I would say ; 111 can not have but one 
fly let it be a red ibis. In all casts this fly has its place as the 
stretcher. The droppers may be changed if the trout don't 
rise, but it takes a long time between bites to rouse a sus- 
picion that any other fly would be more aeceptible than Ibis 
scarlet one. Flies may come, and flies may go, but the 
scarlet ibis, Mr. Boffin, goes on forever. In the language of 
Patrick Henry I may say: I know not whal. course others 
may take, but as for me give me a scarlet ibis or there will 
be no trout for dinner. I find my books full of flies which are 
never used, for the reason that a few favorites such as the 
palmers (commonly, but erroneously called hackles) the 
queen of the water, the professor, and half a dozen others 
whose names seem to lie badly mixed by (he different makers, 
are always first chosen. 

The nomenclature of artificial flies is a thing which, in its 
present state, it would be base flattery to call a science; per- 
haps inquiry at the insane asylums might show how much 
the study of the different names attached to these monstrosi- 
ties has contributed to the mental afflictions of mankind. 
Having abandoned the hope of acquiring this branch of the 
subject when the suspicion dawned that it was purposely 
muddled by the fly makers and rival dealers, there is a feel- 
ing of security that my reason will not totter from this 
cause, but there are some fellows who are in a bad way. 
Determined to master the subject, they have thrown aside 
all Conner knowledge and applied themselves anew to Hol- 
berton's "Standard." Why should I renew my exertions to 
save them? There must be mental wrecks or the keepers of 
the asylums would be out of work, and thus kindness to one 
man is cruelty to another. 

The fishing in these lakes suits my constitution, which is 
eminently adapted to fishing from a boat. Even the inlets 
cannot well be waded. There are anglers who love to get 
into cold water up to their knees, or higher, and wade 
along a stream and have fun sitting down on a particularly 
slippery stone at intervals not. of their own choosing. The 
old Spanish proverb of a dry r cellar and a wholesome ho 
conies in here, and if any gentleman prefers a damp base- 
ment no one should object. Another reason for preferring 
a boat, is that while wading a slippery stream is good exer- 
cise and makes one enjoy his rest afterward, fishing from a 
boat enables you to enjoy your rest while you are fishing. A 
friend says: "It never tiros my feet, to sit down." Do you 
think boat fishing lazy? Well, perhaps it is, we. won't argue 
that, comfort and laziness mean the same filing to some, 
while others regard them as different things: they are evi- 
dently related. F. M. 

TEMeKii.vruuio pott Trout. — At Fulton Market Mr. 
Blackford has usually kept one or two tanks of live trout 
through the mouth of May, and sometimes into June. This 
year he has a large, glass tank with a large flow of water 
from the city mains coming in at the bottom and going out 
at the top. We were surprised to see Ihe trout alive on 
July I, and learned that the water bad been cooler. At, our 
suggestion Mr. Blackford left a dozen of the fish in the tank 

Greenwood Lake. — We were on this lake last week ami 
took some, small black bass with the fly, and heard of a few 
good strings and some three-pound fish, although none of 
the latter size fell to our rod. The lake is u pleasant ride of 
forty-eight miles from the city, and a small steamer takes 
visitors to any portion of it. We had the pleasure of attend- 
ing an informal reception am' bop at the club house of the 
Greenwood Lake Association, and met many veteran anglers 
there, some of them expert salmon fishers, who find in the 

proximate, bass a 
feature of the lake is the encai 
lands, Where the angler can find 
with board floor, bedstead, etc 
take his meals in the dining roon 
camp meeting and revival is i 

• the distant salmon. A 
lpment at Warwick Wood- 
i comfortable and airy tent 
, at the water's edge, and 
. all at reasonable rales. A 
ear at hand. We will go 

and placed a thermomel 
itand. On Hie 17th the 
WSl'e uneasy and Ineathin 
lOth, when one more degr 
the last fish succumbed at 
Ideas brook (rout havi 

in it to see what they would 
eury showed 73 and the trout 
iiickly. Several died on the 
'as reached, and a week later 
degrees. July 24 is probably 
ever been kept alive in the water 

of New York city without ice. We noticed much fungus 
on many of the fish as the temperature rose. May not 
temperature be at the bottom of the "salmon disease" in 

Thoi cm Major V kr it y is a veteran officer in the Horse 
Marines, bis tales are not wholly intended for the Marines 

An Incoiiuect Oorukctok Oohrecti.y CORUKCTED. — We 
could wish that by some reflex ael.iou the Sag Harbor (Long 
Island) Corvirtor might react upon itself, for it needs correc- 
tion on a point upon which it has been trying to correct 
others. In its issue of July 82 it slates that there is some 
disagreement by the Long Island press as to the dates of 
the open woodcock season, and it, proceeds lo stale as the 
law in force the clause relating to woodcock in the Newman 
bill, which was no! passed at Albany. The woodcock season 
on Long Island opened August 1st, Our Sag Harbor E. C. 
means well, but it has made a mistake. We would reconl- 
mend it, when discoursing on the game laws, to come to 
headquarters for its information. Verb, sap 

%he ^portsniHn <K>ottri$L 



X T EARS before " [nfilirissiiinm" was graven upon a tomb 
X stone, in the noonday of a joyous life, that prince of 
sports i uen. that, American Xenophou, who, though his 
achievements were perhaps less heroic, y~et wielded the pen 
with all the grace of the Xenophon of Athena, paid a glow- 
ing tribute to the vale which had been the scene of much 
which was fair and beautiful in his life, and whose recol- 
lections thronged him in all (heir splendor to the hour when 
that life w T out out in sorrow and darkness. 

It was a spot then as now, "fair as the garden of the 
Lord," though no wizard hand had smitten it into immor- 
lality. Since then the years have come and gone — years 
bringing peace and years fraught with war, years of harvests 
and of golden fields, but the \Varw ick Woodlands and the 
vale of Warwick, forest-crowned and wood-embowered as of 
old, breathe out the same inspiration as that which quick- 
ened the heart throbs and fired' the genius of Frank Forester. 

The mountains sentinel the vale as of yore, time-worn 
Sugar Loaf yet lifts its hoary head and bars the northern 
entrance, while to the westward, across the drowned lands, 
the Shawangunks still keep watch and ward. The range to 
the south yet holds the mountain tarn, but the great trout, 
in whose capture Squire Vandergriff, of Vernon, made him 
self famous, have become extinct, victims to a new race — the 
black bass — which like their human compeers, the Aryans, 
have swallowed everything in their course to empire. The 
sportsman may indeed dream the olden dream, but the day 
id' overflowing game bags hasdeparted; the runs and coverts, 
still alder-grown, no longer throng with ruffed grouse and 
woodcock, while the streams once abounding in brook trout 
are of less attraction to the angler. Even the unrivaled but- 
ter of the days gone by is seldom seen. The cattle upon 
the hundred hills are indeed as fruitful as in the days when 
Frank Forester's feet pressed the greensward, but the 
olden housewives who turned the golden rolls upon the 
"pats" are, alas, no more. The churning machine, that at- 
tachment to the rear of every farmhouse, whose early clank 
roused from their slumbers of the morning the tardy inmates, 
has been cast away, and to-day is almost as much of a curi- 
osity as the great-grandmother's spinning wheel in the gar- 
ret, or the great-grandfather's flax erackler behind the old 
barn. The pastures arc as teeming as ever, the same farm- 
houses— most of them, at least the veritable ones— wduch 
half a century ago gladdened the sight of the passer-by, peep 
out from beneath a canopy of leaves, but in the cellars the. 
long benches filled with pans of golden cream ready for the 
morrow's churning are no longer to he seen ; the great churns 
standing under the "sweeps," and the rows of pails packed 
with that far-famed product of Orange county, rivaling iu 
its hue the buttercups in her meadows, have vanished fur- 
ever. Iu the dairy yard, where once the daughters of the 
house milked the patient cows and carried the warm, foam- 
ing pails of milk to the cellar to be strained, one finds two 
or three brawuv men who, in the years gone by, at this hour 
of the day, would have been swinging their scythes iu uni- 
son in yonder meadow, and making the morning ring with 
lie music of their whetting, in the same meadow where now 
a Buckeye or Champion mower is doing with a deal of clat- 
ter the work of half a dozen. The farmers of those days and 
their helpmeets are most of them sleeping side by side in the 
old village burying ground, or perchance in Ihe uew cemetery, 
heedless of the march of progress. And w ho and what, do 
you wonder, has taken their places with its toil and dignity 
of labor? 

Throughout, the valley, here and there, stand plain, un- 
padded, unpicturosque buildings with a platform in front 
which is worn and torn with the bumping and friction of 
wheels of farm wagons and furrowed and creased by the 
rolling of milk cans and greased with their overslopping of 
pure Orange county milk. Whal the- churn was to the 
farmer in this valley in the days of Forester, I his pagoda is 
io his descendant. "Here his main product is absorbed and 
here he seeks his monthly revenue. Here daily comes the 
milk wagon, driven by a" small boy or the laziest of the 
family, with four or five cans of milk which are received 
upon "the platform, gauged, emptied and the cans returned 
to the wagon with a possible suggestion to the driver that 
less water is desirable. Here is made the Orange county 
butter of to-day: here and at the railroad stations is received 
the milk which is seldom churned at the farm. Down the 
valley fiom the village of Warwick to near I hat. ueathamletof 
Vernon stretches away an embankment with its iron track- 
one of the highways of the nation— upon which, as if in 
mockery of that prayer of Forester, "May ihe lines of no 
hideous utilitarian railroad ever deface tin- velvet of your 
green pastures, the fiendish howl of that veriest car of 
Juggernaut — the thrice accursed locomotive — never awake 
the echoes of your breezy hills," is heard the thunder of iron 
wheels, w bile the whistle of the engine echoes from crag to 
crag along those mountain sides and across the meadows 
aud° through the shades wliieh he loved. In one respect, 
however, fate wove his fancy into history yet to be, The 

ivavtm 8, 1882.] 



senatorial and gubernatorial aspirations of the vale of 

Warwick - 

•'Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, CHamis, nil." 

Bewatd has indeed, long years ago, been a Gonmra and 

Senator of the- Empire State, and he" and the weird prophet 
who foretold the day, but perished before all had been ful- 
filled, have alike passed into the silent land from which, 
though the eternal gates were opened to them, they would 
not return. Alas poor Forester: What of all the ■■dreamt. 
cherished amid the lo\ r clv landscape," save this, came to 
fruition? Was his life work perfected'' Though at every 
entrance to the Eden of his day-dreams the angel with the 
flaming sword butted bis pathway, thdugh with his own 
human hands he lifted the mysterious curtain to enter uu- 
8ummoued into the greater mystery beyond— who can an- 

It is perhaps enough for us that lie has made the Yale of 
Warwick, if not celebrated in song like another Avoca, yet 
in the poetry of the wildwood, fairer to tie; sportsman than 
all the Valleys of Ionian hills or— which is perhaps worth 
more than all the rest— that he raised poor Tom Draw up to 
share with him his own fame, that he decreed for him an 
apotheosis as immortal as a Cffisar's, It may have been, aft: 

all, with feelings somewhat ao 
the " Warwick Woodlands" sa< 
known from Maine to Mexico,' 
a sportsman. .Never was a fain- 
paid to friendship, never was h 
ciation more openly professed, tt 

writer for hi 


speaking to the li tt 
of a promiueut magazine 
in his efforts to please, 
inn-keeper of Warwick, 
sportsman, every man wl 
not but regret that that 
Tom Draw, after the 


to envy, that the author of 

Tom Draw become "well 

and rank beside himself as 

' or more beautiful tribute 

n attachment and appre- 

u that of the scholarly 

wrnpanion. Perlia: 8, in 

world through the pages 

ideal above the actual 

let til 



nt at I 

in which he so be 
given to the world, 
ten by request for 
upon between pub 
From the outran 

last tribute 
»niy net 

.cart to the 


ray have bet 

u, every 

elf of a fnc 

nd, ean- 

f Frank Pi 

n-stcr to 

stilled— tha 

t tribute 

dls his lost frieud — should have, been 
le result of a, literary engagement, writ- 

a compensation demanded and agreed 
isher and author, 

:eof the Vale of Warwick, looking south- 
ward, one with fifty years at his back may note wondrous 
changes. The forest on the left has been pressed sternly 
backward, the needs of the human below have denuded the 
upper crests of the hills of their timber. Dwellings gleam- 
ing through the foliage and billowy grain fields occupy the 
places where, in the days of Forester, the ruffed grouse 
drummed in the thicket',, and in front, where the solitary 
white spire of the old Baptist church alone marked the site 
of the pretty village concealed amid the willows and locusts, 
more modern spires now arise, and the inevitable brick build- 
ings looming out in dull red against the landscape and stretch 
ing across the creek— the Wawayanda— tell that the hamlet 
in these years has quadrupled Its size. 

The waters alone go "unvexed to the sea." "Unromantic 
Wickham's Fond," now Clark's Lake, long famous for its 
pickerel, teems with the gamy black bass, almost rivaling for 
sport "the dim wood waters "of the pure Truxedo," whither 
the genial proprietor of the former, that friend of anglers, 
so often resorts for new conquests, unmindful of the 
triumphs possible in his own pretty lake. 

A little more than a stone's throw from the ancient hostelrie 
where "honest, whole-hearted, kind Tom Draw" presided 
at the jovial board, another Tom D., an angler like the 
first, dispenses hospitably to man and beast, and cheers the 
souls of luckless sportsmen with the comforts of his famous 
inn. Here mine host extends the hearty hand of welcome 
to enthusiastic anglers, and is always ready to pilot one to 
Greenwood and join in the sport in lucky "spots known hut 
to himself. 

Southward from the village and on either side of the 
Wawayanda, across luxuriant meadows — rare hunting- 
grounds in the good old days— the Forester Game Olnb 
has its preserves, the first attempt in the vale to prevent the 
wholesale destruction of game and to provide for sport in 
coming years. It was fitting indeed that its christening 
should be in honor of him whose spirit still lives and moves 
along the wooded upland, on the tlowerv slopes and in the 
quiet runs and swales; everywhere from that nameless rill on 
tne north to the waters of the Papakatiug. Still southward, 
the meadows, once so wild and marshy, have been drained, 
and now produce burdens of choicest hay, the land then 
woody now teems with golden corn. . While Forester has 
been sleeping the years ot his manhood awaj', the axe. and 
the plow have not lain in rust. Through the valley 
which we have traversed, until far away to the north, the 
cone of Sugar Loaf seems but a hillock, the years have 
wrought changes in customs, lives and sports. Yet think 
not that the sportsmen, of whom the vale contains not afe' 
fret away their lives. 

To the eastward lie the Warwick Woodlands, in all their 
olden freshness and glamour; here at least nature has held 
the mastery over man. An ocean of forest with glens which 
have never yet rung with the sound of the woodman's axe, 
stretches away from Point Peter southward, away to the 
Hogback, ana ou and on until the forest takes other uames, 
and that of the Woodlands is unknown; still on to the south- 
ward, until it passes beyond the limit of the vision, a dusky 
line on the horizon. 

Below Point Peter, on the left, lies one of that series of 
tarns which extend from Schooley's Mountain, far south- 
ward in New Jersey, to the Highlands of the Hudson, the 
track of the glacier which in years gone uy, beyond the 
limits of human reckoning, wrought annihilatfon to the men 
of the river drift— in other hinds if not in this. This is Long- 
Pond of old, Greenwood Lake of to-day, as fair, as beauti- 
ful in the dawn of the morning, as when from this summit 
Frank Forester looked down upon it in the davs which saw 
him and Tom Draw among the liviug, and what is of far 
more interest to these pages, a spot where devotees of the 
rod and reel hud sport rivaled by perhaps no spot nearer than 
the Thousand Islands, or may tie the Delaware. Here, as 
well as in the vale, the years' have left their traces, 'the 
long brown building at the. head of the lake, known once us 
"Felter's," bus become the Windermere; across the eastern 
arm that popular report of old, known as "Hazen's," is now 
the Waterstoue Cottage, while midway and on the western 
shore of the lake, the Lake Side House of to-day, in a trans- 
formed state, is all that remains of another "Angler's Home" 
of the olden time. The "lower end" was a sort of aqua in- 
cognita to- dwellers ou the New York side of the line; the 
grand fishing ground was at the upper end. Here great rafts 
constructed of logs were anchored, each with an aperture 
in the center in which could be set the car for the keeping of 
the minnows for bait or for holding the captured fish. These 

rafts were for the use of the pickerel fishermen, and were 
the scenes of many an hour of exciting sport, and of wilder 
fun "between bites." One incident connected with them is 
Worthy to be recorded. 

An enthusiastic party came in about sunrise one. morning 
bent on a day's sport with the picket el. They were duly 
placed upon one of tile rafts and the sport which they had 
that day, though not uncommon at the lake, was sueh as to 
make the neophyte au angler forever. The members Of the 
party all, save- one, stmug'thrir fish and hung them over the 
edge" of the raft, and hours before night the long-faced beau- 
ties which were tethered around wen- a sight which caused 
the glow of the afternoon sun upon the 'golden and em- 
browned autumnal foliage on the eastern mountain slope to 
pass unnoticed. The member who did not stilus his 
placed them one by one as caught into the car. His luck 
had surpassed all the rest; four, five and six-pounders had he 
taken from the water and dropped into the ear. 

The hour of departure came, and the parly prepared for 
their journey homeward. The strings of fish were drawn 
in preparatory to their being packed, and "he, the chieftain 
of them all," began his arrangements for taking the fish from 
the car. The first dip of the net failed to bring Up a simile 
fish; a second dip was made, with the same result; a third 
and deeper oue made evident the fact that some one had 
blundered, that there was no car in the opening in the raft, 
and that our fisherman, through the live long day, had been 
restoring his fish as fast as taken to their native element. 
Let every angler who reads these lines sketch for himself the 
expression upon that honest fisherman's face. 

"I looked up at Nye, and he gazed upon roe." 
It cannot be caricatured. 

In the springtime "Long Pond suckers" were a harvest for 
resident fishermen, and a luxury to the dwellers over the. 
mountain. It was perch and pickerel, however, for which 
the lake was famed. To the latter have since been added 
black bass— both varieties— and salmon trout, and the fish- 
ing for the former has long been fine. Anglers now throng 
the lake by wholesale, attracted by the sport and the excel- 
lent accommodations afforded to those having families, by 
the half dozen hotels within easy reach. 

On the western shore the club house of the Greenwood Lake 
Association, the Encampment Hotel and the 1 bill of Christian 
Philosophy offer new attractions to the sportsman, tourist and 
scholar. Though the members of the former are unknown to 
us by name, save oue— W. O. McDowell, Es<j.. to whom 
the credit is due for the plan of the proposed Forester me- 
morial monument — we are assured that the honor of the an- 
cient order of gentlemen is safe in their keeping, and that the 
gentle craft will never be reproached for act of theirs. The 
gentleman above-named is, we believe, the founder of the 

Teaohman's cabin has become classic, and the halo of that 
night— the last of that "first week in the Woodlands," with 
its roystering and carouse, with Tom asleep "Hat on his back 
like a stranded porpoise, with bis mouth wide open, through 
which he was puffing and breathing like a broken-winded 
cab horse— his immense rotuudity protected only from the 
cold by an exceeding scanty shirt of most ancient cotton," 
that "flash 1 slush I of a pailful of ice-cold water slap in the 
chaps, neck, breast and stomach of the sound sleeper," will 
hang around many a group of merry sportsmen, and the talc 
he told again and acain to ears that never weary in hearing 
that rude exploit "of Frank Forester and Barry Archer.' 
Since, then other nights have, been made memorable at Green- 
wood Lake, and not the least of these the one on which the 

genial president of the Railroad attempted the role 

of physician to assuage the pains of his host, brought on by 
the partaking of too much cheese and too little applejack, 
or vice versa, or too much of each. 

Miles aw r ay to the west, along that road fragrant with the 
memories of the morning ride to John Hiker's tavern, we 
come to the "drowned lands," now to a great extent cleared 
and drained. Stretching away from "Checbunk on the north 
far away into the Jerseys, as far as the eye can reach, a sea 
of coarse grass interspersed here and therewith patches of 
swamp and thickets, with now and then a group of piues 
and cedars, venerable when he who made them famed was 
sporting away the hours of a happy boyhood among 'he 
green pastures of his native Wharfdale.'' "One hundred and 
twenty-five, woodcock bagged on these grounds of a day 
seems somewhat mythical to the modern spsrlsman. but 
grand shooting i= still had upon these meadows in favorable 
seasons. The twenty thousand odd acres of the drowned 
lands with the great cedar swamp in its northerly portion 
will, with proper protection, be a favorite resort of the 
sportsman tor years to come. 

The Warwick Woodlands of fifty years ago, and the 
coveys of quail, woodcock and partridge were no myth. 
From the spot where on that second morning "Tom Draw 
pulled down a set of bars to the left and strode out manfully 
into the stubble" with Frank, and Harry, and Tim, up the 
■alley, at the "Squire's Swamp Dole,"' "Seer's (properly 
' ''Hell Hole," the white oak of Bill 
ow a hale octogenarian — the sportsmen 

dstoric track, enough may bo found to 
suggest the good old days. The swamp holes arc perhaps 
more diaiued, the ground less marshy, and the swamps 
proper a trifle less wooded, but the crack of Greeners and 
Sootts, in the season, breaking the stillness of the morning, 
tells that the past is being lived over again. 

The group which on that autumn morning fifty years ago 
stood upon the white porch of Tom Draw's tavern and 
looked southward upon the orchards, the golden hillsides, 
and upon the mountain glens in front, have become as classic 
almost as the Laocoon, and in literature as immortal as the 
chieftains who joined in the quest of the Argo— those who 
winged their way with ' 'pine cut down in the forests of 
Pelion" to the Colchian land. 

All of human agony that the chisels of the great triad 
could wring from marble, all that, the pen of Sophocles, 
dark with fate, could depict, commemorates but a Ink- of 
sin and retribution. Halcyon days they were, too, in that 
age of myths, garbed now iu poetry and shrouded in a light 
that was never seen on land or sea." But halcyon days have 
ever been possible, whose record contained naught of woe, 
suffering or baffled hopes, whose picture is 
As fair as Eden before the fall, 
Ere the trail of the serpeut was o'er it all. 
Such days, such pictures, Frank Forever drew in colors 
which will" never fade. The garden— the Warwick Wood- 
lands — whose fruit could be gathered by no vulgar hands, 
have opened their treasures under the spell of a master's 
touch, and stand to-day famed in literature. Eastward from 
the vale of Warwick, and on a crest of the range overlook- 

ing the Woodlands and a panorama which will be stretched 
out in beauty forever, appreciative sportsmen have designed 
the erection of a memorial which shall keep alive the mem- 
ory of Forester, What spot could be chosen more fitting 
than the one which overlooks the scenes of his "pleasant 
sports by day, of Jovial boards at night, of dear, unfoigotten 
friendships," the latter to him now. alas, as though they had 
never existed, unless indeed they be renewed somewhere 
beyond the ken of the mortal. 

it, was a saying of the great Lamartinc, "What can man 
do for the man who is no more? Nothing but write a cold 
epitaph. Marble keeps the memory longer than the heart. 

Sayer's) Swamp," 
Wisner— the latter 
of those days eon 


len Frank Forester roamed 
streams are vet within the 
there, are hands still flesh 
d eyes which saw him and 
grave lie between, the day 
in the world of letters, 


sepulchre." Thonsii the days ^ 
these glades arid angled in the 
memory of living men, thougl 
which "once grasped his own, a 
see him still though the sods of 
is at hand w r hen his memory, sav 
must perish unless kept in granite 

Let. then, the base of the memorial support the standing 
figure of the poet, artist, sportsman, with head bared 
and face turned toward the Vale of Warwick. Crouch- 
ing beside him, with his Queen Anne's Tower musket, and 
with hand shading his eyes — so soon to be dimmed — 
peering toward his old home below, let Tom Draw have his 
place and share the glory of the other, and let the world talk 
of them while they sleep. 

Earthly immortality is nought to them now. Never 
dreamed of, perhaps, by one. unless in that highest aspiration 
of the lowly, to have his name written ou a tombstone. 
True, the desire to live on somehow beyond the days of the 
flesh, is as strong as life or death itself. We can read it in 
everything of human longing, from the unselfish wish of 
Herodotus "that the deeds of men may not be effaced by 
time," from brazen pillars, set to mark" the limits of con- 
quest, down through the centuries to the gentle poet whose 
lament was, that his name was "writ in water." 

But these aspirations are not of the humble; theirs is, at 
most, that their names shall be inscribed somewhere where 
it must sometime be read, though by someone who must 
needs ask who and what the sleeper was. It is another 
touch of that nature which makes the whole world kin. 

And if it be that in the after time, two stone faces, eternal 
in their repose, shall look across the vale, catching the glow 
of summer sunsets and facing winter storms, in noonday 
and in darkness — emblematic of that fitful fever of theirs 
which we call life — the tribute due from the living will 
have been paid, and the Warwick Woodlands and the Yale 
of Warwick, guarded by these sentinels, of her past, will 
take on fresh lustre and live anew in song and legend, as 
undying and imperishable as those peaks above — God's 
eternal monuments over the graves, though leagues apart, 
of Frank Forester and Tom Draw. 


cs bight parts — PAjiT vm. 

nPIIE next moruiug the Veteran and I were early up lake 
JL looking for a sunken reef or "submerged island ' that 
Johnson had told about, and around which he had taken 
some very fine bass. We found it after a diligent search, 
about forty rods or so straight up the lake from Long Point, 
and after trolling slowly around it three or four times, and 
taking three small-mouths of over three pounds each, we 
pulled across to Deep Water Point, where a party of four 
young Cincinnati lads — schoolboys out on their vacation — 
had made their camp early in the previous week. 

While we stopped a few minutes, Dan struck and landed, 
right under their noses, a bass that weighed on their scale 
three and three-quarter pounds, which surprised them greatly, 

they had taken nothing near tin 
nfisti. Some of them had beet 
y the previous week, and we 
they wanted, for their luck had 
taken barely enough to eat, but I 
ful, and eager to learn how it w; 
They were well-behaved boy 
meuded them for their good sem 
in the woods rather than in somt 
sensible pastime. Two of them 
day or two after and took au 
equipments, not omitting the. ci 
providing themselv 
Sensible boys! Si 


'11 do 

p but a few dozen 
o sec. us occasion- 
al them what fish 
that they had 
mg and hope- 

Sensible boys! bpend you 
of beer-shops, billiard-roo 

and old Dan com- 

> in spending their vacation 

less health-giving and less 

vent down to our camp a 

nventory of all our camp 

rry-comb, with a view of 

lar outfit for the next year. 

md your vacations in the woods instead 

ioms and worse places, and your 

parents need have little uneasiness about your future. 

The Veteran left a pair of the largest ba'ss with them — all 
they would accept — and we pulled around below Buzzard 
Boost to look for a mate to his big bass that he and the 
Mossback succeeded in losing a day or two before, so firmly 
does your old angler believe that where there is one big bass, 
there are two. Just around the point 1 struck and captured 
a very game five-pouuder, and 1 was having a quiet chuckle 
to myself over old Dan, but it did not last long, for as we 
turned a point to follow around the sweep of a small bay he 
suddenly said, "Hold on Hickory, there's trouble on the old 
man's mind," and as he looked up, 1 stopped the boat and 
reeled quickly up to lake a hand — with the oars— in the 
tussle that was coming. 

When he struck him I knew by the action of the rod that 
there would be a chance for the" old fisbhawk to show his 
mettle, and that it would call into play all the cunning of 
that one "flipper" of his to obtain the mastery over such a 
powerful fish as this one by his first great rush had shown 
himself to be, and I backed the boat rapidly up on the line 
to get within good working distance of him. Out into the 
lake with a tremendous pull that nearly lifted Dan from his 

uit (he weiulis ou 
back, with Dan winding- 
up the slack of the line 
attempted to pass unde 
strokes of the oars EtJdles 
for the lily stems and bu 
Wbirling'the boat aroura 
a strong pull headed tli 
about to vanish in the i 
cans; some other time-' 
rushes and lily pads must ha 
fight, although desperat 
wa3 turned down shor 

,) the fish turned and came 
handle for dear life to take 
is the fish came on. He 
at, but a couple of lusty 
nd he went by with a rush 
some fifteen yards iushore. 
Dan his favorite position, 
-mi shore, just as he was 
rith a "Good-bye, old peli- 
f ail ure to get among the 
broken his heart, for the 
lasted but a few minutes after he 
and when he was led alongside, 

rolling from side to side, "clean bushed," it was small trouble 
to take a quick, firm grip on his lower jaw with thumb and 
forefinger and lift him iuto the boat. He never left the water 
once while negotiations were pending, and we both had 
handled smaller fish that made longer fight. But what a 



[A.WUBT 3, 1888 

magnificent fellow" he was; near twenty-four inches 

! .i. and Only for such ungrateful contrivances as 
pod i tie would certainly have been a Jen-pounder, 

or more. As it was, when hung on to one of these sticklers 
(Of truth, al camp in Die evening', he pulled the elide out to 
een-oouud mark, and we could coax not another 
hall' ounce Out of biffi. He was a small mouth, and was the 

of either branch of the family taken in this chain 

■ ■■ I i i during Hie -season. Dan look a firm hold on the 

-: jau , raised him up, leaned over and gave him a 

hearty kiss and as he laid him down said quietly as lie 

9,1 as The bpss." The two words covered the 

whole ground. They uefVCd Old Dan as a sort of balance to 
the big ma-ktilougc. and a safety valve through which ,tQ 
hlow oil' 'I, ftcun dating "whero-ure-you-now?" feeling 
that was i,i fit bursting him, and he looked on mo with a 
i i irri v'M. vprcBsion for the rest of the day. 

Down to the springs again and through the pockets, down 
to the nutlet and back-up between the two upper islands, 
taking a bass or pickerel here and there 'till the. afternoon 
was well worn away. It had clouded up during the after- 
noon, and a black cloud looming up in the northwest warned 
ua that we were about to have another cap-full of wind from 
Lake Michigan, which moved us to head the boat for Lewis 
Island as th.. nearest place of shelter, but before we were 
halt wav to it, the blast came sweeping down over the tree- 
tops and' into the lake with a roar that told us it was not to 
he trifled with. Two hundred yards from the head of the 
island it struck us on the starboard quarter, and although 
we were going at a pace that strained every sinew, it was 
only by the utmost effort that the boat was prevented from 
swinging around broadside to the wind, in which case we 
would most likely have taken au involuntary bath. 

With the sweat oozing from every pore and streaming 
down my face we shut around under the lee of the island. 
and pulling with easy stroke down to the landing, went 
ashore and waited until it was over, a matter of little more 
than half an hour. 

These pull's of wind are not very frequent nor numerous, 
nor of much duration, but while they do pay their respects, 
they are us fierce as a man after snakes, and had better be 
avoided if possible. As remarked before, when you hear a 
roar, dip deep your oar, and pull quick for shore. We 
worked back to camp before sundown, and found all the 
hoys in after a good day's sport, counting out the blow, 

Brother R. and I were up long before daybreak getting 
ready for our trip to Cedar River after trout. When Frank 
went to lire little stream lo get a fish for breakfast, he took 
the tirst one he laid hold of in the darkness, and as ill luck 
would have it. chanced on Dan's seven-pounder, and served 
i blissful iaaeirauce of the storm that was to follows 
When Brother R. and I returned in the evening, the tail end 
of the hurricane was not quite in sight, and Dan was still 
charging around as if he had a hornet in the seat of his 
pants, while poor Frank, a picture of despair at Ids mistake, 
was sulking around on the borders of the camp looking as 
woeful and broken up as though the school ma'am had 
"gone back" on him. Dan thought it was a set up job on 
him, but after explanations and apologies were piled on him 
until he could barely see out, he was at length pacified and 
peace reigned onee more in "Camp William Windeler"— 
named after old Knots. 

Brother R. audi were' al the burnt clearing shortly after 
sunrise, and before noon had flailed thi earn S Ear Up D 
the end of Johnson's trail, where he began to get a taste of 
the real difficulties ot trout fishing in Cedar River. An 
eighth of a mile beyond this he had gone a few yards in ad- 
vance, and stopped to drop his clam into a good-looking 
piece of water, across which lay a large, rather flat log. 
nearly submerged, and under which the swift running 
stream had scooped a hole five or six feet deep. As 1 came 
abreast of him, I saw that his rod bent nearly double, and 
an instant later a magnificent trout that appuaicd lo be fully 
sixteen inches long flopped up on the log, shook the hook 
out as though accustomed to it, and as he rolled back into 
the water, gave his tail a quick dip and vanished under the 
log like a flash Of light. Brother R. was too dumbfounded 
word; and as he adjusted his piece of clam on the 
silence and stepped out on the old cedar trunk, I 

to utter 
hook in 
passed i 

my bait into a narrow space 
■cruised a trout. 

splash and a "whOof," .and 


BS down 


in, 1 


ught a sight 
eon heard a 


le that 1 



l 1 


R., with 




inn thrown 

aking fra 

ntic i 


s to lift himself 


rone and 


■od i 


□g with the 


tip, line 



e. hopelessly 


j lauded 


on t 


of the log, 

p stre 

mte later 1 he 
peering thee b the 
that started me into a 
mile. There was Broth 
partly on top of the log, 
from' the water, his t ' 
butt on the 
entangled in the liult. 
A violent splurge c 
when, getting carefully to his feet, he jerked out between 
quick gasps for breath, "Ah — wur/h — wndopw, but that 
water's cold] I'll be. dog-goned, Hickory, if 1 don't believe 
I fell in on both sides of that log." The fact was, as related 
by him when he got his bearings, he had fallen in on the 
upper side, and the swift current had carried him under the 
log, and he had grabbed a limb as he came up on the lower 
side, and was doing his level best to get out of the freezing 
water when 1 first heard him after the splash. We looked 
the log over when we recovered the rod — leaving book, 
sinker and a yard of line in the limbs above— and found a 
small patch of wet, slippery moss near the 

with a t 

urrow plowe 

auce be 


when I 

and as 1 

just to f 

1 1 

. ,' ■ thai made the old 

stream u. few yards we found 

■ . i ■ ii the foliage 

i I, and to this opi 

it by hi 

iot heel— the perfo 

lopee, but that ware's oold," 

on linn ground. "Hickory. I 
to come up here trout-fishing 
■ar it was Jim, now it's I," and 
tnd loud in which the writer 
voods ring. Back from the 
where a tree had been felled, 
through which the sun reached 
ipot we repaired whif 

i the skin and laid his underclothes and woolen 
In, tog nolo, lie said he didn't; care anything 
about hibbr 

Then began a circus before an audience of one that may 
never be witnessed again; the mosquitoes furnished the 
music with a full orchestra and Brother R. for twenty min- 
utes did the ground and lofty tumbling, vaulting, contor- 
C. Hfl was ringmaster, clown, acrobat and trick 
pony, a whole show and a minstrel performance, and the 
audience laughed and roared till its sides were ready to 
split: "Good gracious] whew do they all come from?" and 
grabbing up his hall dried garments he got inside of them, 
urged to remarkable celerity by a Jvrtmimo crash by the 


<m back '."Cedar River is a fraud, and 
iiou ; bass-fishing is good enough for me. 

fished back to the lower 
the road were, soon back to 

iring, and c 

end of the el 


Here we met Messrs. Hess and Pike, who had broken 
camp and were going after trout next day over the same 
r we hud just left. We said good-bye with regret, for 
had been pleasant company for us and tic ■ 
would take tWO Welcome brothers from our camp. "Old 
Bill Hess." one of nature's noblemen, and pleasant, kind- 
hearted little Charley Pike, may we meet you again under 
the shade of the cedars at "lower camp." 

That evening sit tinrr around the camp fire talking about 
our friends who had just left us, we. noticed that Dan was 
unusually thoughtful and pensive, and us a streak of this 
ueliiiie ; led to an attack of "doggerel," we were not 
nprised when he straightened up and sent forth the 
ng"techin' " refrain. 

kind so 


"Little busy Charley Pike, 

Anil genial, hearty. hlaft Bill Hoss; 
We rarely ever meet, their like, 
So, may their shudders ne'er grow leas." 

Dan has been guilty of worse doggerel thixD the above, 
but not much. Retribution overtook him in the shape of a 
fit of the gripes, and he was only relieved by a timely and 
adult dose of Jamaica ginger, and put to bed. 

Next day was to be our last day to fish and we made the 
most of it. At three o'clock Thursday morning we were 
awakened by the patter of rain on the tents, and by break- 
fast time it had settled into a steady rain that threatened to 
last all day: We packed and put in shape everything but 
the tents and fly, and waited for the rain to slop, but as 
there were no signs of it Dan and I finally took a boat and 
went across below the point for a last farewell cast. We 
came back in an hour with five bass, the largest one' weigh- 
ing fjj lbs., the fourth one we had taken of this .same 
weight. At noun Wadsworth came, down with the "Fire- 
fly" to move us to Central Lake, where we were to take 
Wagon next morning to Russell's landing and catch the 
"Queen" going up to the Lewis House, near the head of 
Torch Lake. 

When the rain eased ui, towards the middle of the after- 
noon, we struck tents and were soon steaming up the lake, 
taking with us many pleasant memories of lower camp. 

Speaking of the fish in this lake, Wadsworth mentioned a 
movement of the common lake herring up stream that took 
place, he had come lo notice, regularly on the 10th of No- 
vember for the last dozen years or more. 

On that particular day— never being a day early or late— 
thousands on thousands of them make their way up to the 
little river connecting Central and Cedar lakes to the waiter 
above and are not seen again until the 10th of November of 
the next year, nor have they ever been seen, he said, in any 
of the other rivers. 

While making their annual move the water in the river is 
so packed with them during nearly the whole day that they 
may be scooped up with, dip-nets, baskets, or almost any- 
thing that will hold a fish. None, have ever been laken in 
Central Lake, nor have any dead ones been found floating in 
the water or washed up on the shores. I w T as curious to 
learn if they came up from Torch Lake or the hay, and re- 
quested Wadsworth to notice if they made their yearly as- 
cension of the river the coming November. If they did it 
would prove that their range did not extend below Central 
Lake, as the dam at Bellaire— built in the spring — was cer- 
tainly an insurmountable barrier to any species of fish com- 
ing up from below. He wrote me after the 10th of Novem- 
ber: "The fish began going up (he river promptly on time, 
the 10th, which proves conclusively that they don't come 
from Torch Lake or the. bay, as it is impossible for thciu to 
get over the dam at Bellaire." It is hard to understand why 
this movement should take place On the 10th of November 
of each year; they have never been known to miss the exact 
date in a single 'instance. Can any one of the readers of 
Forest and Stream explain it ? 

We stopped over night With friend Smith at his pleasant, 
well-kept little hostelry, and bidding adieu to our friends at 
Central next morning." had a pleasant drive of four miles 
through stately, silent woods to Russell's landing on Torch 
Lake, Half way oyer to Russell's we slopped and took a 
drink from a glorious spring, coming out of the hillside, the 
last spring water we got in 'Michigan. (This is only a mat- 
ter of information for Jim.) 

When the "Queen of the Lakes" came along, we went 
aboard and were made to feel at home at once by the jolly. 
rubicund phiz of Captain Johnson, who shook us cordially 
by the hand; although We had never before came "athwart 
his hawse. " Al Brownstown (Torch Lake P. O.) we stopped 
awhile with Brother Frank Lewis, of the well-known 
Lewis House. Frank is a veteran angler and a famous re- 
later of the toughest kind of tough fish stories, and in every 
known instance" where a disciple of the rod has tackled him 
mi a fish story, the disciple has come out of the contest, 
"clean bushed"" He dished up a good square meal and 
entertained us, and then hurried us across' ttie narrow neck 
of laud separating Torch Lake from the bay, in time to 
catch the down steamer for Traverse City. The passage 
was made over a wooden tramway on a flat car, drawn by a 
sleepy old horse, driven by mine 'host himself. Frank said 
"he was a, restful kind of a hoss— in fact he could stand 
more real than two ordinary bosses, and when he come 
down grade in the road, he had to 'push on the lines' to keep 
the critter from being run over. " 

At the landing we looked on at a crew loading a schooner 
with lumber, hunted curious stones and pebbles along the 
beach, and waited for the steamer. 

The ride down the bay was a continual delight, to us. and 
we were sorry when the boat touched the pier at Traverse 
City, grand Traverse Bay has been so often described by 
letter-writers that I. a plain follower of the gentle Walton, 
will not attempt a portrayal of its loveliness, kuowing that 
the effort would result in failure; its beauties can only be 
appreciated by being seen. 

At eleven o'clock we were on our way home, sleepy and 
tired. Our baggage, "traps and calamities" were carried 
free without question, and the "knots and gnarls" of the 
long, tedious ride were smoothed down, ami the way made 
pleasant by the courteous and civd treatment received at, the 
hands of officers and employes of the road. 

To Mr. A. B. Leet, General Passenger Agent of the Grand 
Rapids <fc Indiana Railroad, and Uncle Billy Parry, Manager 
of the Richmond & Fort Wayne division, the writer is in- 
debted for courtesies that are yet remembered; aud if the 
good wishes of the "Kingfishers" would avail -in extending 

the span of life of the men of the line with whom we came 
in contact, their days would be long in the land. 

I will say to anglers, as a final turn to the reel, and in good 
faith, take the "Fishing Line" and go to the Michigan North 
Woods for health, recreation, and above all, sport with the 

Brother R. and old Dan left me at Fort Wayne, with the 
understanding that our next camp would be near the head of 
Six Mile Lake, within easy reach of the Jordan River, that 
in case Brother R.'s "trout tooth" cuts up any unseemly 
shines a remedy may be found near at hand. 

And now. if the readers of Forest amd Stream, or any 
number of them, have beguiled a weary hour, or peradveu- 
ture found a scrap of comfort or a hint that will be of benefit 
to them in their perusal, the mission of these "fish lines" will 
have been aeomplished, and if any vagrant brother of the rod 
happens to meander around into the vicinity of our next 
camp, he will find the door wide open, a five pound bass 
waiting his turn at the frying pan, and some one of us hang- 
ing 'round to welcome him to the "Camp of the Kingfishers?' 


Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Editor Forcd and St.rmm — Permit me, on the part of a 
large number of "spirited" sportsmen (especially anglers), to 
enter my protest against your arbitrary rule of excluding 
from the columns of your interesting journal all references 
to the use of beverages of an exhilarating nature, in nar- 
ratives of hunting or fishing adventure. Your rule may be 
a good one, but I fail to see why you should discriminate 
against whisky", gin, etc., when no objection is made to the 
mention of those far more dangerous beverages, water, 
buttermilk, etc. Take, for instance the flatulent and fabu- 
lous yarn of Mr. "Kingfisher," running through your six or 
seven last numbers. Not satisfied with diluting his "am- 
tjry with a quanlitudinous quantity of imaginary' 
episodes, he must needs, every few lines, call attention to 
the fact that he drinks water/ First he drinks at a "cold 
stream," then at a "babbling brook," then at, a vast number 
of "clear, cold springs" of various sizes, shapes aud depths, 
always water! water! water! until the damnable iteration 
causes a dropsical sensation in the reader. If Mr. "King- 
fisher" drinks nothing but water, let him explain how it 
happened that one of my quart bottles of "Old Crow" was 
found empty on my arrival at camp two days after his 
advent. The excuse that the cork flew out and the contents 
accidentally escaped by reason of the bottle being upset, will 
not go down with any intelligent, angler — it "lacks the 
requisite rotundity." To he consistent, Mr. Editor, you 
should, in future, exclude from your columns all allusions 
to the drinking of water. The Scribe. 

P. B. In future 1 shall have the corks of my bottles wired 


I SUPPOSE that at least a dozen times every summer 1 
am asked to tell what is necesary for an outfit to go into 
the Adirondacks. Some come with very crude notions of 
what sort of a place the Adirondacks are. They infer that 
rhere are lakes and streams, with considerable woods, but 
think there are no difficulties in driving anywhere on horse- 
back, or even in a buckboard wagon; but when they are 
told it is almost au unbroken forest in its natural state that 
covers au area about one hundred miles square, that there 
are no roads or paths through these woods, and the only 
method of travel is by the light boats, which are so small 
that the guides pick them up and carry them on their 
shoulders from one lake to another, they look as though 
they thought you were "filling them up" with nonsense. 

To those who know the Adirondacks it does not appear 
like a stretch of the imagination to say r that looking from 
the top of Blue, Mountain on the eastern side, or from Bald 
Mountain on the western side, the utmost stretch p 
even when aided with a powerful glass, fails to reveal any- 
thing but an immense, eudless panorama of primitive forest 
and densely wooded mountains and lulls, with a sprinkling 
of lakes, and streams. 

In answer to these queries as to outfit I will give briefly 
what my experience in the woods has taught me to be 
necessary and useful. It may save some of the inquirine, 
ones a good deal of trouble. 


A good stout suit of woolen clothing, such as we ( wear in 
winter, an extra pair of pants, a soft felt hat, two changes 
of underclothing, three pairs of woolen stockings, a pail- of 
stout boots, not coarse and clumsy, but good substantial 
articles, a pair of shoes, a rubber coat, large size, and a pair 
of rubber leggings, a blue flannel oversbirl, or any coloryou 
choose, but blue is best, pocket handkerchiefs and, 1 may 
add ie- 3, for want of a better place to put them, comb and 
brush, tooth-brash, towels, soap, needles, thread, buttons, 
pins aud a pair of slippers (most comforting when footsore 
and tired), a, pair of wading shoes if you wade the streams 
for trout. 


A bait rod, a fly rod, a trolling rod aud reels for each. 
For bait rod, a small reel holding thirty to forty yards of 
line. For fly rod, about same length of line. Both of these 
should be oiled silk lines, the former a little heavier than the 
latter. For trolling Tod, a braided linen hue, one hundred 
yards long. This latter rod and line may be dispensed with 
if you use a hand line for trolling. This should be a braided 
cotton line, 250 feet long, about this ( Q ) si ze , tw0 or tlu-ee 
trolling baits (revolving)', and of small size — the best I have 
had for some years have, had the spinning part sold-plated 
on both sides— two or three gangs, of eleven hooks each, not 
very large say five and one-half to six inches long, an as- 
sortme nt of hooks (Limerick and Sproat), snelled on double 
gut, an assortment, of fly hooka— don't yi:t t/wm, too Ua/p^e, 11 
is so hard to make people believe that fish of any size can 
be caught with a very small fly hook. 

In making up this assortment there will be u great differ- 
ence of opinion, but 1 never saw a fisherman's fly book 
without finding in it a great variety of flies that he never 
used. Here is my list : Hackles (red. black, brown and 
stray), coachman, grizzly king, Beth Green, professor 
jungle, cock, red ibis, split-wing ibis (a now fly and a goat. 
one?. These are all good flies, and there are others wdiich 
maybe added or left behind. If you cannot catch trout 
with these, you mav as well give up liy-fishing. A few very 
small hooks and fine line to catch minnows for bait; gut 
leaders, six or nine feet long; A landing net. For buoy 
fishing,' a heavy braided cotton line, eighty feet long, about 
this O size, and two or three lake hooks, large size, but not 
very thick in the wire. Lead sinkers of various sizes; an 

[Atjgobt 8, 1882, 


small aa vou can get for your bait, rod and minnow line; 
swivel sinkers, two or three Rises, for trolling linos; heavy 
pipe sinkers for buoy lines. It is well to have one or two 
extra lines, for accidents will happen, and sometimes one 
will break a line off close to the reel, and then you will feel 
lost it you have ho other to fall back on. 
m. — GTOTS. 
The only game to be had is deer, and ouce iu a great while 
a bear. A ride is the best gun to use for either, but it wants 
a man behind it that is able to plant his bullet just where it 
is wanted. Many HBO a heavy shotgun with buckshot; 
and where a man "is not a first-class off-hand shot, this is 
probably I tic best, for the reason that you have, say nine 
buckshot that will scatter, and there is much more chance 
for winging your game. But for pretty shooting and clean 
work, a ride is best, first, last, and always. 


Root grease (Miller's leather preservative is the best); 
matches'; some good brandy (for medical use only); tobacco 
and pipe, and a bottle of oil and tar for outward "application 
for black flies and punkies. My mixture is one-fourth oil 
of tar and three-fourths sweet oil. A small quantity of oil 
of pennyroyal is good to add to this. For those who intend 
camping out 1 will add a few items ; A heavy army blanket ; 
a rubber blanket 40 by 72 inches; a muslin pillow-case, to 
fill with balsam sprigs for a pillow; about half a dozen small 
muslin bags to put sugar, tea, coffee, flour and other things 
in. These lnd better have loops sewed on them, so that 
they can he hung up in camp. A. piece of netting is very 
useful to keep mosquitoes off during tie night. Those only 
who have been tormented all night, long will appreciate this 
hint. T have been there, and would have given the price of 
a good dinner for this article for one night. Any man of 
ordinary ingenuity can rig it up so as to keep himself on 
one side and the mosquitoes on the other, and that's all that 
is wanted, 

Medicines are not often wanted in the woods, but it is 
well to have a few simple things that y r ou know how to use, 
such as seidlitz powders, spirits of camphor, extract of 
Jamaica ginger, and a piece of Turkey rhubarb; they may 
be useful, and don't take much room. 

Following these hints, with good weather, good company, 
an easy conscience, and temperance in living, you have my 
best wishes for a jolly good time. J. R., Jr. ' 

JELYB7, 1882. 


[Concluded, from Vol. XYHI., Page 506.] 

FROM Denver we decided to go to Estes Park, by the 
way of Boulder and Sunshine. On the second day out 
we drove into Boulder. The town lies at the mouth of 
Boulder Canon in the foot hills and is on the direct line of 
railroad from Denver to Cheyenne. There is some beautiful 
scenery near Boulder, and a trip through the canon is one 
never to be forgotten. Our road gradually climbed the foot- 
hills into the range. As we went up we were treated to one 
of the most charming views eye ever beheld. There right 
beneath our feet lay the great plains. The eye seemed able 
to take in hundred's of miles of boundless wa'ste, which had 
the semblance, of an ocean. Boulder Valley and the Platte 
lay beneath us, the river stretching far away into the dis- 
taoft'. The distance that a person can see in the clear atmos- 
phere of the plains is almost incredible. The climb to 
Sunshine is very severe, and we had to walk most of the 
way to relieve our mules. When about half way up it began 
to rain, aud when we arrived at, Sunshine we found it any- 
thing but well named. However, some kind friends took us 
in and cared for us, and as they proposed going over to 
Allen's Park persuaded us to go over with them next morn- 
ing. Arrived there we made camp in a cluster of pines. 
One of the party felled a huge pine tree, the springy boughs 
of which were converted into beds, 

Allen's Park is a small valley situated at the foot of Long's 
Peak, one of the highest mountains in the Rocky range, lift- 
ing its head 14,271 feet above sea level. It is one of the 
hardest mountains to climb of those that are accessible, and 
persons who go up once do not care to repeat the experiment. 
A few ladies have ventured, one among the number being 
Anna Dickinson. Long's Peak is one of the snowy range 
and from our camp we could look upon cvoHristiiig ■ new. 
Through the middle of the valley flowed the St. Vraiu River, 
a line stream of ice cold water, and fairly alive with trout. 
I entered Allen's Park a scoffer at trout fishing; I left it a 
devoted disciple. There is no game in the park during sum- 
mer, except, by chance, hut. in the fall the snow drives the 
game down from the range into the park. 

The next day after our arrival we all went fishing. The 
St. Vraiu is a turbulent stream in the park and a very rough 
stream to fish, being heavily timbered on both sides, and full 
of boulders and rocks, besides being veiy rapid in its descent. 
I started out with the rest and winding my way to the river 
side made a cast. My fly had hardly touched the water when 
I saw a flash, felt a twinge and the next moment was hunting 
for the. trout in the grass twenty feet away where 1 had 
thrown it. I made up in ardor then what I lacked in science; 
aud from eddy to eddy I went casting my fly in every likely 
place, tumbling over logs in my haste, barking my shins on 
locks, slipping into holes, and sitting down suddenly on 
slippery rocks. Did I mind it? no. Did I feel the bruises? 
no. The spell was on me, I was possessed. I kept on until 
the shadows cast by the mountains warned me it was time to 
turn back, Then I began to feel tired. Then I realized that 
a flour sack full of trout was heavy. I had improvised a 
fishing basket out of a flour sack, not having anything else 
handy. At last my weary limbs brought me into camp and 
after a hearty supper of fried trout, what content it was to 
lie on the blankets, watching the oanip tire, and talk of the 
"big one" we had lost and plan how we would visit a certain 
hole the next day and catch some of the fine ones we had 

We spent more than a week in Allen's Park, employing 
ourselves chiefly in fishing. It would be simply repetition to 
mention each day's sport, but 1 must recite one more experi- 
ence I had, this time going up the stream instead of down. 
We started about nine o'clock one morning for some falls, 
situated about three miles from where we camped. I soon 
fell behind the party and became deeply absorbed in my oc- 
cupation, and as I was having fine luck did not notice the 
lapse of time, and noon came but I still kept slowly on. It 
began to raiu and I sought shelter under the friendly branches 
of a thick pine, whose boughs extended over a deep hole, in 
which were numerous trout, sol was not losing time. How 
long I stood there I cannot say, but presently I heard voices 
and I saw some of the party returning down s"tream. I hailed 

them and learned that I had a good mile before me yet to 
the falls.JlThey advised me to return lo camp, but rain or 
no rain.i.,I was going lo the falls. Tearing myself away 
from the seductive spot, I plunged into the woods, and 
after a tedious and very wet walk, found myself a! the falls. 
They were nothing stupendous, but are pretty, and it is the 
Spot to catch the heart of an angler. The. river where it 
goes over the rocks is probably twenty-five to thirty five feet 
wide and falls in an unbroken sheet "about eight feet. At 
the foot of the fall is a large pool, which at the lower end 
was partly dammed by the trunk of a pine whirl; had fallen 
across the stream, making a small lake or pond of the pool. 
Juki tin- place for trout, and large Ones too, as the little fel- 
lows could not get up so high. My &Wt move was to start a 
fire, to dry my wet clothes, aud I soon had a line oue crack- 
ing and spattering. I then tried the fish. Standing with my 
back to the fire 1 could throw my fly out into the boiling 
water where it came, over the fall and went under aud then 
down with the current. It would only get to a certain point 
opposite me when away would go the'line and the next, in- 
stant a speckled beauty would lie quivering on the shore. I 
did not have the luck to hook anything very "hi .■_■-." Imi. J 
made a large addition to my already heavy biig before turn- 
ing reluctantly away. I tried the other side of the pool un- 
der the shadow of a huge rock, where in the clear water I 
could see numberless trout swimming, but though 1 tried 
them with live grasshopper as well asflV they 'would not 
rise, aud I could tickle their nose with the bait, but it was 
of no use. I reached camp that night about dark, a very 
tired individual. 

The days passed only too quickly, and we concluded to 
go on over the range into Estes Park. One morning we 
broke camp, and our friends went oneway and \vc the other. 
The road from Allen's Park into Estes is fair, and takes one 
quite near the foot of Long's Peak, giving a. line view of its 
different sides. The point called the "Keyhole" can be 
plainly seen: that is where the real trouble" of the ascent 
begins. It is not a long drive into Estes, and before 
noon we were on top of the divide and had begun the descent. 
Here a lovely view was spread before us. Estes Park is 
called the most beautiful park of Colorado, and it is very 
handsome. It is full of little valleys and high rot , . i .U. 
and dales. The park is a great summer resort, aud there is 
a fine hotel in it, besides many ranches and Cottar 
good deal of the park, including the hotel, is owned by a 
company of Englishmen, at the head of which is the Earl 
of Dunraven. They have some of their land fenced iu, and 
do not allow trespassers. This is greatly in contrast to the 
American settlers. They do not put signs up Warning 
strangers off, but allow you all the liberty you want. Such 
is the difference. 

There is fine fishing in the park, there being two or three 
good streams. We tried the Big Thompson first, and had 
good luck, but the trout averaged smaller than in the. St. 
Vrain, aa the stream is fished more. We went up to the 
head of another stream, away up near the foot of the snowy 
range, and though it was in August, were treated to a fine 
snow storm. Al had been in the park several times, and 
said he never knew it to fail of at least one storm a day up 
in that canyon. In the fall of the year deer and sheep come 
down from the range into the park, but we were too early 
for them. A person can go over the range, however, with 
pack animals into North Park, and in about two days' travel 
can find deer, sheep, bison aud elk. There is a hunter who 
lives in the park, who will for a consideration agree to give 
one a chance to shoot at any animal named, excepting the 
bison; they are not plenty. "You get the shot; it is your 
business to kill, for his contract ends when he has given yon 
the chance As there are a good many wealthy people who 
visit the park, this hunter drives some good bargains in this 
man n er. There are many pleasant places to visit in the 
park, and objects of interest; one in particular is Black 
Canyon, a place where the sun never shines. You can see 
it from a long distance and from most any high point in the 
park; and it stands out like a black shadow in the landscape. 
We stayed long enough in Estes to catch plenty of trout and 
see most of the park. 

From Estes Park we went to Longmont down the valleys 
of the St. Vrain and the Boulder. This is one of the finest 
farming sections of Colorado, and the system of irrigation 
is well perfected. The farms look well and have more of 
the general appearance of Eastern farms. During the sea- 
son daily stages run from Longmont. into Estes Park. From 
Longmont we drove into Denver on the second day. All 
were pleased with our trip. 

Now a few words to any who may wish to take a trip of 
this kind. For a trip in the mountains there are two outfits 
— a wagon (or two if necessary) and teams, or saddle horses 
and pack animals. Most any part; of Colorado can be 
visited with a wagon, and that is the finest way to travel. 
Bnt if any one wants large game they must .go further away 
from civilization, and then the pack aninials and pony is 
the thing. So let the. sportsman determine what he wants 
and then decide. If it is preferred, outfits can be hired in 
Denver with a driver, who is also generally a fair cook 
(mountain); but it is cheaper to buy the team and do your 
own work. I would advise a party to be made up of two or 
four, never an odd number. Four is the best number for a 
party, as then the duties of camp life can be performed with- 
out being a burden on any. The wagon best suited to a 
trip for pleasure is the. "Sudebaker excursion" — it is light, 
but strong enough to stand hard ktiocks and cany all the 
load necessary. Mules or horses— that is a matter of taste, 
I should advise a team of mules, providing you get a good 
one. Take a tent, for though you do not always want to 
pitch it, it is very nice to have. A 10x13 with I two-foot 
wall is large enough if a wall tent, and they are the best, 
though a little more trouble to set up than the A tent, Also, 
don't fail to take a camp stove. They can be. had in two 
sizes, with two and four holes. The latter is the best. The 
stove used in the West is made of sheet iron and is very 
light. I see an advertisement in the Forest asp Stream 
of a very fair looking camp stove, which might prove a 
betler thing than the old style. A camp lire to cook by is 
good, but a stove is better. You will want two pair of heavy 
blankets and a rubber blanket. Buy them East — you can- 
not get a fair blanket West as cheap. 

The best clothes for general wear are a canvas suit, heavy 
and lined with blanket. When it is cold the coat is com- 
fortable and when it is warm you don't want it; so get it 
lined by all means. Take two or three woolen shirts, blue 
or any other color. Blue is the color most affected, as it is 
the best looking; but other shirts will wear better; heavy 
underclothes should be w r orn. Also wear heavy boots or 
shoes, with the soles covered with hob-nails; saves the 
leather and prevents slipping on the rocks. All the clothes 
anyone needa may bo put in a valise twenty inches long. 

Now for outside gatmeuts. Take an officer's heavy rubber 
coat, The light coats a,. 1 nice but don't wear. An over 
coat is not really necessary, if the lined canvas (suit is worn; 
but if carried if makes a gooii pillow or extra covering at 

iSow for sporting implements. A good jointed rod not 
over twelve ieet k:os>; such a rod as is called a "general 
rod," strong and serviceable. (1 speak now to those who 
are uot exports at anirliu;', l :.v that are, of course, know 
better than 1 what they uce •..) A good hue, linen or silk, 
twenty-rive yard- long; Skac a reel. This can suit your, 
fancy or purse. As .or II. 1 1 j 1 have found u small hook the 
best, a AO. 7 being large unftugh for general use, The. 
browu hackle is the most [> iig Uy at all times, though 
all the hackles are good; also tie gnats, black and white. 
On a dark day the White gnat is a Uue Uy. The coachman 
is also good on a dar& day or in the evening. Gaudy hies a,, 
a rule do uot work well, with one exception, and J. cannot 
call the name to mind, but the body is of yellow, wound 
with a small gilt band, the v/.Lgs of* brown. The fly has the 
appearance in the water of a yellow jacket bee, of which 
there -are large numbers in the mountains, and which the 
trout teed oh — as I touud by cutting them Open; a good 
plan, as it often will give you an idea of the km a of Jood 
they are after, so you can guide yourself accordingly. Take 
a good Stock ot Hies, as they are more expensive West, and 
a person will lose a eood number in a week's fishing. Also 
carry some gut leaders five or six feet long. By ail means " 
provide yourself with a pair of fishing pants, as many 
streams Can oul<, be properly hshed by wading, aud wet feet 
in mountains, or anywhere else lor tnaf matter, are not con- 
ducive to health. 

For a hunting outfit, if it is your intention to keep within 
certain distances of civilization and only to stay in the 
mountains during the summer season, a good shotgun is the 
best thing you can take, for the chances are ninety-nine out 
of one hundred, that you will not see anything to shoot at 
with fl rifle, But a shotgun wiU get you many a bud and 
rabbit to help the bacon out. If it is* the intention of the 
party to stay iu the mountains until fall, or lo go where 
large game can be found, then take a rifle. What kind? 
ah, there you ask u leading question. Each section of the 
iii.ii. '::nis torun to a part.cular arm anil there nothing 
else is good— that is to judge from the opinions expressed. 
On the plains where buffalo and antelope are hunted, thu 
best gun aud the one that will always sell, is the Sharp's 
rifle. A good heavy gun, shooting a large charge ot powder, 
and 1 personally have yet to see a bX'.te ; gun for general 
work than the Sharps. The company have ceased the 
manufacture, but one may perhaps be seemed of dealers yet. 
in the mountains of Utah aud Idaho, and among prospectors 
generally, the Winchester takes the lead, on account of light- 
ness anu rapidity of fire. It is a good gun; but for a 
magazine, rihe the Eenncoy has some points that it scham- 
pions claim arc superior. The Baiiard is a fine gun, but I 
aid not hud many in use in the localities 1 visited; while 
the Remington is used more for target, practice East than for 
game in the Far West. I mention ali these guns, it is some- 
Lirnes a good thing to know what will sell when one is 
through with it. As a general thing a good rule is, that a 
light gun will sell in the mountams better than a very heavy 
one, but where buffalo and antelope arc hunted exclusively 
a heavy gun sells best. However, a person cannot find 
buffalo in any great numbers except north of the Northern 
Pacific, and we have not been considering that country. 

To sum it up as regards firearms, if Uio party numbers 
more than one let one take a shotgun, the other a. rille, anu 
then come what will, they arc prepared. 

The next question may be, \V hat does a trip in the moun- 
tains cost? That is a question more easy to ask thau to 
answer, as people have such different ideas in regard to what 
is necessary; but 1 will tiy and give some idea ot the cost lo 
a person who is uot too ' nigh toned," and is possessed of a 
desire, for sport; that is strong enough to put up with sonic 
inconvenience. First, for we will consider each item, there 
are clothes, blankets, fishing tackle and guns (shot and rifle), 
say $173; then there is the team and wagon, etc., about $yf)0; 
supplies for three or four months, ineiuoiug teed for the 
team, $100. Divided amoug four* (it party is that number) 
this would be $119 each. To this must bo added radroad 
fare to Denver, or any other point agreed upon, which, will 
vary, and can be easily determined upon by inquiry at tomo 
ticket otiice; and say $30 for board before, and alter the trip. 
From this total amount deduct ij'io for share of proccctht 
of sale of team, and we have aoout $225 for a summer's 
enjoyment. Those that possess the toots of the cratt are of 
course much ahead, and their expense much lighter. 

Many there arc who do not think much of spending their 
leisure time every sum m er at the watering places and the 
like; anu how much belter in health, both mentally and 
physically, would they be if they would rough it for the 
same length of time. Go to Colorado, niy friend, and como 
back a new man. 1 say Colorado, for it is the most easily 
reached, and has more attractions to offer which are "get- 
atable." than any of the Western States. Let him that is 
nervous, worn out, broken in health, diseased in mind, go 
to Colorado, spend thice months in the mountains, sleeping 
out of doors or in 8 tent, eating coarse food (for he can eat 
it there), aud if i e dies uot come out more of a mtta than 
he was bciorc.. I will give him my head for a toot-ball. 

PliAlKIE Doe. 

Mosquito and 1':, ■•*. Fi,y PniiviiXTrvK.— Baugor, It.~ 
Allow me to suggest an addenda to your paragraph heads.! 
' Mosquitoes and Black Flies," There are more man a bin 
dred different hi: id preparations tnat are effective agaiust 
mosquitoes arid be ;k nies, but so soon as one gets heated I . 
the sun, or b.y ixercise in the woods, they flow off with (no 
perspiration, g d into the eyes, causing considerable pain and 
annoyance, ami too frequently, where far is used particu- 
larly, stain the clothing, whether huen or flannel. The basis 
of all preparata « 3 should be mutton tallow stiffened with 
white wax to a consistency that will bear the heat of tut 
skin without melting. Tar, while effective, is not ouiy dis- 
agreeable to most persons, but stains badly. The best prepa- 
ration we have ever used was devised for ua by Dr. Harlow, 
a druggist of this city. It contains aa much carbolic acid 
as the sliiu will iearwithout detriment. It is nolonly a pre- 
ventive, as it is offensive lo all insects, spiders and even 
snakes, but is likewise the antidote used in all cases of 
wounds by these creatures in India. The preparation is 
entirely colorless, agreeably perfumed, and can be carried 
in a smalt tin box in the vest pocket. — C M, Stlcwkll, 

Special bargains ill W. & (.'. Scott <£ Sons' fine game. ID, 13, 10 ami 
20-bores. Call personally sod convince yoursoii'. QH ,\ KliHH L, 
Hl'l'iaiASN, UtauroaUway, ISew i orit,_.stau. 



[August 3, 1882. 


EBiftor Obtest and StrMm; 

Alter my health became impaired I went to Maine, my 
native State, for rest from a large business, tor recreation 
and Strength. While there 1 was persuaded by friends of 

other years to go to Tim Pond. 1 found such myriads of 
trout, had so much sport and gained so much health that I 
often talked of it, and the next year took friends and neigh- 
bors with me, meanwhile writing to Forest afd SifBBAM 
about it. My friends ami 1 have continued to go, and I have 
continued to" write, and in short this is how Tim Pond and 
the Seven Ponds became my Mecca. 

Some things that I first wrote were then criticised by a 
Class thai 00* I -nrhusiasfieally endorse them. What I have. 
stated as facts are now so recognized, and what I gave as 
estimates have proved to be substantially accurate. 

But from letters which my friends and I are almost daily 
receiving, and from BtateTaentB and questions which I See in 
FOREST AND Stream, which, now that 1 am shut in from 
the green world around me, I read with redoubled avidity, 
I am admonished that lean still lie of service to those for whom 
I have an increasing sympathy — invalid sportsmen, the ex- 
hausted business man, 'and the" gentlemanly patron of manly 
Bports. 1 am made aware also that several ladies are antici- 
pating revisiting the scene of their last years' enjoyment 
at Tim Pond during this season. 

it is generoiir. and just that those visiting these places 
should know the facts regardless of any personal pecuniary 
interest in them. What statements 1 present as facts can be 
substantiated bj cumulative and undoubted evidence, and 
what 1 give as' estimates are backed by an array of honest 

Parties from this State, New York, and Massachusetts, 
for the last year or more, on starting for Tim Pond and the 
Seven Ponds via Smith's, have taken the popular routes, after 
reaching Boston, of the Eastern, or Boston & Maine, 
Maine Central & Somerset R. R. to North Anson, arriving 
at — P. M. Then take a stage the same day for Northern 
Portland, eight miles distant, and spend the night at the 
Dingo House. The next morning they take the stage or 
private team, as they may elect, and travel in view of the 
loveliest and most varied scenery to Smith's Farm. After 
dinner they take a backboard wagon to Smith's cabins at 
Ton Pond, arriving in good season" for tea. The next morn- 
ing, if one bfl in such haste, the journey may be continued 
to the Seven Ponds. 

The distance given by residents on the route from the 
railroad terminus at N Anson to Smith's Farm is forty-five 
miles. The distance from Smith's Farm to Tim Pond, as 
recently measured by chain, is a few rods than six 
mdes, and from Tim'Pond to Big Island Pond— one. of the 
largest, of the Seven Ponds— also" measured by chain, is a few 
rods more than twelve miles, making the entire distance 
from N. Anson to the Seven Ponds sixty-three miles, and 
the time from Boston to the Seven Ponds, two days and a 

Smith, for excellent, reasons, has selected as the site of his 
forest hamlet , high ground a few rods from a sandy cove of 
Big Island Pond^ and a few rods from "L." Pond, two of 
the largest of this grand cluster of ponds. 

Speaking with reference to a line running about north 
and south, this location is about the center of the group, 
making it very convenient to reach any of the number, for 
the distance from one pond to another varies from a quarter 
of a mile to a mile. 

On one side of this site is a. clear, cold spring of water, 
and on the other a beautiful brook comes rollicking down 
from Snow Mountain. By putting a dam across tbis stream 
Smith proposes to construct a trout basin in which to im- 
pound the charming, tinny fellows to take at any moment 
fresh for the table or for guests to take home. 

At Tim Pond there are "eight good log cabins, besides one 
for cooking and one for dining. And a friend writes: 
•'Smith has three cabins ready for use the 1st of June at 
Seven Ponds, and before the 1st. of July expects to have as 
good a set of cabins here as at Tim Pond." 

The buckboard road from the Farm to Tim Pond and 
thence to Seven Ponds is no ordinary affair. 1 have ridden 
over it and walked over it, and know every rod of it. It is 
made and used for double teams as well as single ones. 

Bushes and old logs are cut and put aside; trees are taken 
out by the roots; stones are dug up; knolls are shoveled off 
into hollows; streams and marshy places are bridged, etc., 
etc. In truth, it is a good forest 'road. I have ridden on 
worse public roads in more than one town in Maine. Some 
parts of it are rough. 1 do not say the best of it is as good 
as those through the village of New Portland. But it has 
cost Smith many hundreds of dollars. All sportsnr n are 
indebted to him" for their great pleasure in passing through 
this shady retreat, with the" boughs of the umbrageous trees, 
centuries" old, intertwined over their heads, and for the com- 
fort the}- receive in riding here, instead of being forced to 
tramp over a precipitous trail, marked by spotted trees, and 
crawling under windfalls or splashing in mud when tired 
nature is just ready to faint by the way. Yes, and we will 
thank him that, with strong horses, he wdll take all the 
tackle, guns and munition we may desire, that we need 
leave nothing behind that WO so much wish to have with us 
for the two weeks' fishing and shooting. 

"Look hereupon this picture, and on this," to sketch 
some of which I have seen the original myself. Two who 
have been far more than a quarter of a century hunters, 
trappers and guides in the Kangeley , Kennebago and Seven 
Ponds regions shall furnish some, material and some shall be 
gleaned from the writings of Capt. Barker, the columns of 
Fobest and Stream, etc., etc. 

Phillips is tlie terminus of the railroad on the route from 
Boston to Seven Ponds via Kennebago. From the above 
authorities, and I think them good and reliable, Capt, 
Barker says; 'Arriving on the train at Phillips spend the 
night tnere. next morning take the stage twenty miles to 
Rangeley." So far we agree with him. "After dinner," he 
says", "make ready and start for Kennebago." AVe still 
agree. lie does not say at what time the guests will reach 
Kennebago and so I must rely on several truthful persons, 
who have been over the path' many times and know every 
furlong of it. We will say that they reach there in season 
for supper and spend the night there. The next morning 
they pack into a boat, pull live miles on the large lake, up a 
stream, cross a small lake, up an inlet, then take a trail that, 
leads to the most southerly of the Seven Ponds, and my 
authority puts it at . fifty -five miles from Phillips. But they 
have not yet reached "Big Island Pond, where the Smith 
cabins are, and the central and most prominent of the ponds 
for trouting, location and scenery. Those ponds north of 
Big Island Pond are considered better for trouting than 

those south of it. I do not mean exactly north and south, 
but speaking in general terms. From a map at my side I 
judge it to be from three to five miles from the southern 
point of the group of ponds to the central point which will 
give us a common point from which to compaie the dis- 
tances of the two routes in question. Adding then, say, 
three miles to the fifty-live of the Kennebago route from 
Phillips where the trail strikes the southerly region of the 
Seven Ponds, wc have fifty-eight, miles from the Phillips 
terminus of the railroad to a common and central point of 
the region under discussion. And my friends, you have the 
two pictures. For I have already shown you, it is Bixty- 
throe miles from the North Anson railroad terminus to the 
Seven Ponds common point via the Smith Farm and Tim Pond 
route. So far I have endeavored to show the whole of both 
pictures, that those who have never seen them may see and 
choose tor themselves. Those who have seen the original of 
both make the same choice. 

But to follow the example given me. I must call attention 
to a. few features. By the N. Anson line, the stage take.-, us 
through charming scenery and over good roads forty live 
miles to the Smith Farm, and then come eighteen mileB to 
the common point, spoken of at the Seven Pond-, by buck- 
board wagon. We can take with us much or littl- h iggttge, 
We can walk a part or all of the distance, shooting or fishing 
by the way; or we can ride all the distance and need OOl .-oil 
the blacking on our shoes, from the platform of the station at 
N. Aaisou to the door of Smith's cabin at Seven Ponds. 

By the other line we can take, a stage twenty miles to 
Rangeley — good road, grand scenery. Then "a Btrong 
wagon, three miles," then ten miles on foot or horseback; 
then more change of baggage into a boat; down the large 
lake, up a stream, across' a small lake, up an inlet to a twelve 
mile trail. "Well, it is none of your modern Smoothed out 
ones," so a. sportsman told me last September, just as he 
"grounded arms" after "enmiug through" said trail, nor did 
he feci as though he bad been sauntering through "The 
Happy Valley." ' He thought the proprietors would make a 
buckboard road if it was possible or practicable, but he. did 
not see anv need of it, now that Smith had chosen the better 
way, etc. ," etc. Alter we come to the end of the old trail we 
can have more boat and more "carry," or all "cany" till we 
arrive, at the common central point on the shore of Big Island 
Pond, thirty -five miles from where we began our "Paddle 
and Portage." Shades of our grandfathers! Leave out 
twenty-five miles ride on a good stage, over a good road and 
through a fine country for the sake of a tramp ot such hard- 
ship: What, an "inspiration!" It almost equals that of 
which we have heard too much of late. Suppose I have 
been misinformed and have overestimated — though I think i 
am nearly correct, and have underestimated rather than over- 
stated — a"nd instead of this thirty-live miles of "hardship" 
there are but twenty-five. Can I, or any other invalid or 
merchant, minister, or hardy, fun-loving sportsman afford to 
undergo such an unnatural and exhausting -t rain roller than 
ride twenty-five miles in a stage'.' Sim- this exhibition of 
the two pictures, it is unnecessary for me tO say » bid) route 
has the least hardship. 

We will now consider the question of time. Being ill I 
have not seen the most recent time tables, but think that 
trains from Boston arrive and depart at the same, or about 
the same time at Phillips and North Anson, and we. have 
seen that via the North Anson route a passenger is two days 
and a half in going from Boston to Big Island Pond. 

By Phillips and Kennebago the passenger from Boston 
stops for the first night at 'Phillips; next day he is on his 
way to Kennebago, and spends the second night there. The 
third day ho is to do the balance of the thirty-five miles, and 
if he is a" strong man and has a good guide he will reach Big 
Island Pond late in the afternoon, with a good appetite and 
a disposition to sleep. It is not requisite to take another 
view of the pictures before we decide as to the superiority 
in the matter of time. 

I will now speak of the transportation of supplies and bag- 
gage by horse power. Oh! no. I have no example for this! 
It is, however, the real thing after all. Just here a most dis- 
creet silence has been observed. 

1 mav be able to walk the eighteen miles from Smith's 
Farm to Seven Ponds, though in impaired health, by taking 
ttiestal short distances, a frequent lunch and perhaps a 
night in some of the temporary camps on the road, and cer- 
tainly the road is an easy one 'for a walk. But I want, sup- 
plies" for the table in plenty and fresh. I am fond of trout 
and game in their season, but do not want them all the time. 
I want variety; meal, flour, salt pork, butter, eggs, potatoes, 
and if I remain in long, beef, mutton, buckweat, syrup, 
sugar, coffee, etc., etc. With a good road and double team 
to "connect with the outer world we get them. When we 
depend upon a trail and a man's back things are sometimes 
scarce. T. S. Steele found it so, and I did once. Then I, 
with thousands of others, want my "traps" with me. A 
fidl "kit" for a gun and rod and perhaps for a rifle. Yes, 
and I want some changes for raiment. Accidents have, oc- 
curred. A small medicine chest along shows good judgment. 
Shall, can a man "carry" all these for me and a score ot 
others? I tell you the supply train is a good thing to have. 
and I shall board with the man having one, though I do ride 
on a stage. Gentlemen, you have a right, to keep silent on 
this point just as much as 1 have to talk about it ; or you have 
a right to tramp those thirty-five miles rather than ride in a 
stage, but let me advise you to send your supplies by a good 
strong team. 

1 have said but little this time about trouting, shooting, 
scenery, cabins, cooks, etc, etc. I need not, for 1 did it 
long ago. Others have taken up the refrain, and have been 
crowding honors thickly upon the beauty of the scenery, 
the excellence of the fishing and shooting, and i have de- 
cided to rest. It would seem that certain parties wish to 
inform us who dwell in cities that their favorite proprietors 
were pioneers at some chosen ponds before the redskins or 
before the glacial period. Others are profuse in showering 
blessings and commeudation on the head of hard-toiling 
Kennedy Smith. All these things amuse mc or afford me a 
sort of satisfaction. I have had great pleasure and benefit 
from the. days I have spent by the clear waters and in the 
dark forests "of Maine. I have engaged quarters at Seven 
Ponds for the last Tuesday in August, It is now uncertain 
if I occupy them, but if fairly up from my cot I shall go 
there to regain my strength. And 1 shall go via Tim Pond. 
It has no hardships that, one who is able to travel at such 
places as Saratoga and Newport cannot stand. I had hoped 
to take my wife ana daughters with me. 1 cannot decide 
that now. But let me repeat to such as have nervous pros- 
tration, malaria, first stages of pulmonary troubles, dyspepsia, 
etc., it is far more for your benefit, and you can better 
endure to spend a few weeks at Tim Pond and the Seven 

Ponds than a trip to the White Mountains, Niagara Falls 
and the usual summer rosorts. 

I had arranged to go with Rev. Dr. Craighead of Howard 
University, a friend or two of this State, friends from New 
York and' also from Maine. I owe much to those old Maine 
friends who have pilgrimized to those beautiful spots with 
me so many times. Once we left Farmiugton with our 
private teams in the morning, and took supper at the Tim 
Pond cabins, and had time enough to have caught, fish for 
a meal if we had thought of it. Again we took breakfast 
it. a Tim Pond camp, and supper the evening of the same 
day at the Dingo House at North New Portland. It was a 
splendid supper; never did I enjoy one more. 

My neighbor, J. Goodrich, Esq.. returned last month from 
Tim Pond, and says he had just such meals at the Dingo on 
his way to and from his sport. He says the trouting at Tim 
Pond was so excellent that he did iiot 'wish to go to Seven 
Ponds, anil gave it up for this time. He and the friend 
with him thought they had the richest, f cast yet. 

1 began these lines as a few kind words to those who have 
never been to Tim Pond and the Seven Ponds, and who 
wish to go by the easiest route. I think that I have shown 
this, and will close by saying that round trip tickets from 
Boston via West Wa'tei'v'ille and North Anson to Smith's 
Farm are sold for $$. 50, J. W. T. 

New Biutain. Conn., July. 1882, 

JJa%*7 §i§tom 


Editor For&t and Shram: 

Yesterday, in company with two citizens of this place, I 
spent the i.'ay iii riding over the country on horseback. Our 
object was to look into the coal formations hereabout. We 
found coal abundant, and of very good quality. The fossils 
are in a remarkable state of preservation. 1 picked up a 
number of the genus I^vtluetus, with the shell perfectly 
white and pearly, almost, as much so as it could have been 
when the anim.-il lived in the carboniferous seas. Also got 
manv specimens of EuomphaUx and cup-shaped corals, 
which wore perfect in all their parts. Also got one trilo- 
bite, which had been converted into a beautifully polished 
clay-iron stone, and the complete preservation of the little 
animal is something wonderful to behold. Here are his 
eyes and every lineament, as plain as when they were in- 
stinct with life. If this little chap could talk, what a tale 
he could unfold! But he can't talk; he is as dead as Hector; 
as dead as forty broiled mackerels. The more's the pity. 
And yet he is so life-like as I hold him in my hands, I can 
hardly help thinking that he is about to jump away from me. 

While riding along, our horses became strangely agitated as 
we neared a fence, and grew more, and more so the nearer 
we got to it. They pricked up their ears, stuck their heads 
out as far as they could, snorted with their nostrils, and 
showed a great uu'williutrness to approach the fence. They 
were in so nervous a stale as we urged them forward with 
whip or spur, that they actually trembled. The fence was 
on au open prairie, with no brush shout it, and we could see 
nothing whatever to cause such singular ion, Finally, 
one of my companions, Dr. Poindexter, of this place, spoke 
up and s;iid; "There must be a snake here, one of those big, 
rusty old rattlers." Mr. Seribuer, my other companion, 
thought so too, and proposed that, we hunt the rattler. Our 
horses acted so foolishly that Ave took them out of the way, 
dismounted and hunted the snake on foot. Sure enough we 
found him lying in the shade of the fence, just opposite 
where our horses" behaved most ridiculously. He was lying 
at full length, seeming to be in a great state of contentment, 
but preceded to coil himself up as soon as he perceived that 
he was the object, of our attentions. He remained perfectly 
quiet, except that he licked out his tougue at us. While we 
did nothing but look at him, he did nothing but look at us 
and lick his tongue, as if he meant, to say: "Be careful now, 
don't, come near me, if you'll let me alone, I'll let .you alone. 
If you bother me, I'll give you lightning." 

1 had an excellent glass with mc, so 1 could study this 
Cvotulm horri&ua JUBt as closely as lit he had been but four- 
teen inches from my eyes. I could note every movement of 
his nerves, and road, as I thought, the very" thoughts that 
rose up in him. What a proud, Bcornful, wicked eye he 
has. That eye looks as if it was never softened by a single 
good thought, and yet as if it were too proud to have re- 
fleeted a single mean one. Villainy of a high and honorable 
sort is his nature, if it is possible, that villainy can be of that 
sort. It seemed to me that he had the eyes of Satau him- 
self. Did Mother Eve allow herself to be seduced and 
ruined by such an infernal-looking "cuss" as this ? Then I 
say that 'her taste must have been miserably perverted, and 
her virtue morbid! v weak. 

The snake remained looking at us and licking out his 
tongue, with no other demonstration whatever", until the 
Doctor' and Seribuer began to advance upon him with 
stones. He then lilted his head high up and sprung his 
rattles. I kept my glasses upon him. His eyes blazed with 
fury; they now had an expression of malignancy and hate 
impossible to describe, and every part of him quivered with 
excitement, or with the'impulse, desire orintuiition to strike 
a deadly blow. It was really a fascinating spectacle to look 
upon, but not unmixed with a good deal of apprehension 
and horror. 

Presently a huge stone from Scribner's hand came down 
upon him with crushing effect. Ho struck it a tremendous 
blow witn his fangs, but that, was the last warlike demon- 
stration he made. He had got enough, and acknowledged 
himself whipped. Ho uncoiled himself and tried to escape 
by dragging his mutilated form through the fence, but before 
he could do so auother stone had put him entirely lion tU 
eombot. He ought to have run a little sooner, as 1 have many 
times had to do when confronted with "overwhelming num- 
bers and resources." He was as thick as a man S aim, and 
above four feet in length He was a villainous looking var- 
mint, to be sure. I do not. blame, our horses for cutting up 
so. Did not think to count his rattles, but believe he had 
only four, possibly only three. 

Is it not singular how horses are provided with this power- 
ful instinct wdiieh warns them of their deadly enemy, and 
that they receive the first warning of his proximity 
through their nostrils? How thoughtful and good is the 
great Creator even of his dumb brutes— if he did make rattle- 
snakes! Often in riding about over the wi.ds of Texas I 
have had my horseB behave strangely without being able to 

August 3, 1883.] 


Bee any reason for it, and now I feci sure it was the Ontalus 
hoiridus or some other bud snake that caused it. 

Am reminded here of a black dog whom I well know in 
Bandera county, Texas, BOme years ago. He dwelt at the 
in. u«e that T did, and he was with me coi stantly. He 
w»s a very bad fellow to fight, He seemed to regard fight- 
ing as hiS Chief business in this world, and took- great delight 
in it. He wovdd not hesitate to tackle a bear. woif. or a 
roaring bull on eight, Yet whenever he saw a rattlesnake lie 
would immediately hang out the white flag, utter a low growl, 
then tuck his tail between his legs and "git up and git." I 
have often seen him do this. He wan so much afraid of a 
rattlesnake that be would be run clean out of the country by 
shaking at him the rattles of a dead snake. I have often i mi 
him entirely off the premises hy doing this. And yet he 
never was bitten by a rattlesnake to ray knowledge, for I 
raised him from a puppy. How did he learn that Orotolus 
IwrridtfS was so dangerous? How did he conceive the idea 
that even the snake's tail, detached and dried up as it was, 
wm still loaded with danger? 

This dog was a curious dog anyhow. Then; was another 
thing that lie hated very greatly, besides rattlesnakes. I had ft 
fool neighbor who was much .given to playing on the accordeo i i . 
He would sometimes come over to my house to treat me to 
his music. Just as soon as my black' dog heard that accord- 
eon he would clear the fence around my house and take his 
departure for the deep woods, and there* he would stay until 
the accordeon man had left. I used to envy the dog for his 
absence on such occasions, and wish that 1 were with him in 
the deep woods. It used to amuse me, to see what an air of 
inexpressible and sick disgust the dog put on as he took his 
departure when the accordeon commenced, N. A. T. 

Botdqeport, Wise County, Texas, June 84, 1882. 


HPHE constant, changes which scientific nomenclature is 
JL undergoing are remarkable, and nowhere more notice- 
able than in the department of ornithology. Within about 
a. year three new catalogues of birds have appeared, two of 
them referring to the avifauna of North America and the 
other to that of Europe. These lists are not from the pens 
of tyros, new workers in the field of science, but bear the 
names of the very foremost ornithologists of either continent. 
They are Mr. Robert Ridgway's • 'Nomenclature of North 
American Birds" (Washington. 1881). Mr. H. E. Dresser's 
"History of European. Birds" (London, 1881). and Dr. Elliott 
Coues's "Check last of North American Birds," second 
edition (Boston, 1882). These lists, bearing the stamp of 
the highest ornithological authority, may be supposed to 
have been correct up to the date of their publication, to have 
represented the state of our knowledge at that time, and the 
names given in them mtty be expected to hold until further 
research shall have revealed the untenabilily of some of 
them. But how long will this be? The. answer comes to us 
after no long delay, "for, in the advance sheets of the "Pro- 
ceedings of the United States National Museum" we find a 
paper by Mr. Leonhard Stejneger, in which a number of our 
most familiar names are spoken of as untenable, and to be 
replaced by other older ones, most of which are entirely 
unfamiliar to the eye or ear of the student. Whether or no 
these substitutes will meet with acceptance among orni- 
thologists is a question only to be answered after a careful 
investigation of their claims to priority, and a thoughtful 
weighing of all the facts in the case. It is true that certain 
rules of nomenclature have been laid down by scientific 
authorities, but still there are wide differences of opinion 
among naturalists as to what constitutes a valid name. It is 
thought by some that no name should be employed which is 
not grammatically correct, properly spelled, whose deriva- 
tion is not according to rules established in such eases, etc.. 

nply the old- 
nters so 
rent that 

that students 

while others believe that the propi 
est name, unchanged. The personal equa 
largely into decisions on such points that it i 
until Some laird ami fast rule IS laid down, w 
with th. ! general approval of workers in si 
more or less frequent will continue to be 
ornithology and in other departments the li; 
has been unduly swelled, and it is with regie 
note constant additions to the list, 

The view taken by Mr. Stejneger of this subject may be 
quoted here. He says : "The only rule which can be ear- 
ned out with safety is the use of the oldest name, without 
regard to its appearance, derivation or signification. If this 
lie-adopted, most, differences would disappear from the no- 
menclature, and it is in fact the only rule which is able to 
establish a passable uniformity in place of the present vari- 
ety. Once universally accepted and put in practice, it 
would save much time, labor and dispute; disputes concern- 
ing year and date may easily be settled, while all philological 
and linguistic disagreements may be thereby avoided. 
question as to which species one or another 
referred has nothing to do with the rules of 
and are [is] therefore liable to come up at any l 

I to be. 

Passing on to th? changes which the autl 

ii i isaary, we see that they will affect sowe i 

f our most Fa- 

miliar names. They are as folio.- ;:.., , ■. 

Via ,/..■■/;■■'/,- Forsr. ; CVe.''.e!.ee'e(//n/-:. B.,eu:,l,. 

Schiiff; Begulus mrapu Lichi., to li. erisfatm 

V lln nn-'o 

Linn, and anthprs generally to OfotifiOij 67 

,'U<bm, Boie to 

Jfirunib; CoUkBow. to Cliwoh Forst... (]n,i 

■op/nines Kaup. 

• Oalctiriiui Bcchst. ; Pisrtroph&Tm Kaup. (1 

~S'29) to Pkcti'n- 

pJumaa, Stejneger; Fremopliifa. Boie, to Otoeo 

vis, Bp, , Arrhi- 

Iruteu %oj«(sGm, to A. norw/icus Gunn.; £ 

irepwfas in. to 

Vorinelki, Mey. and Wolf; Yanellm aHatatu 

8, M and W., 

to V. capelli, Sehaff; Aeoialtiis mnUa/ws, La 

th.. to A. aim- 

andrinus, Linn.; Qtflmago media, to 0. ea 

testis, Freuzel ; 

Tataaa* (/latfis, (Linn.) Bechst,, to T. neha 

lariat, Gunn.; 

Maehet-es, Cuv., to PawncelM, Leach; Ta, 

luritn cdvwuta, 

Gruel., to T. ihimiatkn , Hasselq. ; ILirtbla </!.a 

r.ialix, Linn., to 

11, TiymeaMa. Linn.; PolusticU, Eyt., to En 

koiwtta. Gray; 

PugophUa ebw-rm, (Puipps), to Uaaa.dba, 

Gunn.); Lotus 

qlftiwm, (Brtinn.) to L. Tq/peiioreua, (Gunn.); 

lakformto, (Linn.); to H. nigra, (ibid); Stereor 

ll'idr, ,:■!,, man 

vriu* crepidtma 

A Falcon's Fi'rv.- San Francisco, UaL, July 18.— While 
collecting eggs last March I found a set of five prairie falcons, 
in a small cave near the top of a cliff eighty feet high. By 
climbing up the back of the cliff and descending by means 
of a rope I secured the eggs. The. birds by this time were 
furious, swooping past and screaming, but. never approach' 
ing neater then ten or fifteen feet. As I was returning to 
the top of the cliff a piece of sandstone loosened and rattled 
down, frightening a para owl from some crevice. She had 
flown twenty feet before one of the falcons with wings half 
closed darted swiftly downward; there was an audible thud 
and the unfortunate owl fell stunned to the chaparral on the 
hillside below. Afterward, on skinning her, I found a dent 
iu the skull against which a clot of blood had settled, 1 
have since witnessed a similar attack upon a barn owl under 
t'ue same, circumstances. In this instance the owl was struck 
down three times, each blow being followed by a little puff 
of feathers; the chase carried the birds behind* a hill so [ do 
not know whether the. falcon eventually killed the owl or 
not,— W. E. B. 

What is It? — While reading the article in the last Forest 
and Stream on the hoop snake, that wonderful unseen 
curiosity which seizes its t'other end in its mouth and goes 
"bihn' " (as Uncle Remus would but it), I fell to thinking of 
the many snakes I bad seen and read of, among which is a 
Curiosity peculiar, so far as I know, to Florida. It is a huge 
worm or small snake, liyesentirely under ground, is of a light 
pinkish color, and rarely over eight inches in length and a 
quarter or live-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. Its head 
has a flattened snout, with which it burrows in the sand, 
getting out of sight with remarkable rapidity. No percept- 
ible eyes. What is its name? And have others observed it 
elsewhere?— S. 


%mt\t Ǥ?## m\d 

Open Seasons. — Bee table of open seasons for game and jink 
in Usue of July 20. 


shibits the game noiv in season. (Also, 
I which opeii during the month.): 

New Brunswick— Woodcock, wild- 
fowl, snipe. 
New Hampshire— Woodcock, plo- 
ver, wildfowl, rail. 
New Jersey— (Aug. 25, reed birds). 
New York— Woodcock (except 
Dutchess. Herkimer and Oneida. 

Ohio— Woodcock, 
ild- Oregon — Grouse, wildfowl. 
Ontario— Woodcock; (Aug. 

Rhode Island— Woodcock, pl( 

Man-land Woodcock: (Aug. 15. Tesas— Deer, pinnated gi-misi 
fled grouse)._ ' Utah— Elk, deer, antelope, 



iii.i I leer, doves. 


1— (Aug. 15, grOUE 

, .airleiv. plovers. 

e, quail 

] .rl.'i v, 


1, of f'oluiohia-W 



' V' lh " 


,-,,,. .| ,-,., 

i-. ill 1 1 ' ' 


Wi.iide.n-k: Ann 

1 3, wild 




.- -Woodcock, 

To iv a 

Y\ oodeoek; (Aug. 
pinnated grouse'. 

IB, wild 


■kv- -Woodcock. 
ma— Deer. 


. . . J— Woodcock, doves. 
Michigan -Woodcock. 

; inn .-me - '.VuGdeMek. 

Missouri— Woodcock, plover, mea- 
dow lark, dove; (Aug. 15, pin- 
nated grouse). 

Montana— Fool 1 
aiigan; (Aug. 

(Aug. 14, 

tdff" Ken 

tain sheep; (Aug. 15, grouse, 
quail, wUdfowl), 

'. i.Q-inia--i;u.7ee ji .;,' ise. n, in e,e: in'-: 
Washington Territory— (Aug. 15, 
deer, elk. antelope, mountain 
sheep, grouse). 
i, grouse, ptar- Wisconsin— Woodcock; (Aug. 15, 
, buffalo, eik, grouse, quail), 
ain sheep and Wyoming— Buffalo, elk, antelope, 
Ifowl). mountain .sheep and goat, deer, 

>, grousei. ptarmigan; pinnated, sa^o an.) 

lop.:-, mountain sharp tail grouse (Aug-, l.^rnffed 
sage, grouse; grouse, wildfowl, plover, curlew, 

in, Jie i. 

T and Stkium Sehed- 


IN November, not having had a good duck hunt since 1 
had beeu in business. I decided to take the first favor- 
able opportunity and get myself off to some new haunt of 
which I had heard glowing accounts from the very few men 
who had been lncky enough to find it. The haunt which 1 
speak ot was 'nothing more than that of a splendid duck 
pond, which was supposed to be situated on an immense 
marsh island near the head of Suisun Bay, which is the ex- 
treme north end of San Francisco Bay. the pond, though 
being within fifty miles of this city, had not beeu shot on, I 
am positive, by more than half a dozen men. A great many 
knew of tin- existence of the pond, but could not find it, as 
1 may state that the island was some fifteen miles long, by 
from one to five miles wide. This hunt was the fourth time 
that I had tried to find the place, and I was successful both 
in finding the pond and in the size of my bag. I had received 
positive instructions how to find the pond this time, and 

i Caving taken advantage of Thanksgiving day, and started 
on that always welcome day of the year, one companion and 
myself took the morning train for" a two hours' ride up the 
bay li:> a small town where we were to join the yacht. In 
due time wc were aboard our comfortable schooner, speeding 
along with a moderate breeze. We had to tack all the way, 
and after various calms and squalls, arrived off the mouth of 
the. slough which separated our island from another. About 
two o'clock Friday afternoon we came to anchor off a cer- 
tain point. After letting go our anchor we immediately com- 
menced operations. We landed with tlu'ee boats — one fo 


ild find it, one f< 

one to jily bet.w 

island slough, v 

tin- die 

and parnxitisris to be respectively. ,S. ■/iiir' Linn., an 
8. longicaudu*, V. ; Cob/mbus, Linn,, to Urinator, Cuv. , 0. fo, 

'.a-unn, to TT. iinmcr, (ibid), and 
Linn., to IT. luimne, BrilDn. 

The radical changes above indicated are certainly of inter- 
est in themse'ves, and it is besides rather curious that 
they should all have been brought out together. If the 
points attempted to be made are valid, it is aomewbal 
remarkable that they should have so long escaped the keen 
eyes of the ornithologists, which are always on the watch 
for cases of this kind. 

We shall look with interest for any replies to or criticisms 
of the present paper. 

long in accomplishing, and were 
slough with our bi ' 

My instructions 
half 'a mile, and Ii 


i the yacht and the. 
l boats over a narrow 
strip of laud to the island slough, which feat we were not 
and were soon rowing along the 
... iaded with decoys, ammunition, etc. 
iere to row south along this slough about. 
n to land and strike put directly east, and 
uld find the pond. Now, the next question, how to 
ml . , ,, d li mile on this narrow rounding slough, which 
hii moral -nitherly direction. We kept on rowinguutil 
we. came to an almost impassable obstacle in the shape of an 
immense pile of drift tule, wood, etc., which completely 
blocked the slough from bank to bank, so we decided that 
we had rowed a'mile; at least, we did not intend to cany 
oyer or around the mass of drift stuff before us, So landing 
on the east bank we tied both boats and after walking out of 
the very high rushes which bordered the slough, we shoved 
an oar into the ground and tied a handkerchief to it to mark 
the place where we had left the boats. This was a very 
necessary operation, as we could otherwise never find out 

boats again on account of the similarity of the rushes. 
Separating about fifty yards apart, we started to look for 
what I was inclined to think was a phantom pond. We 
walked, and we walked; the sun was hot; the ground was 
mushy and the tules high; but no signs of a pond Soon 
after we had left, the boats we had come to another slough, 
and had followed it to the right. After walking along the 
o miles, I should judge, and meeting other 
•.raced our steps, tired and disgusted, and we 
to rest just at the point where, we had first 
sirucn tne siough we had been following. 

Wc had hardly been lying there more than a minute or 
two when one of us noticed two swans flying toward us. 
Nothing very extraordinary, as we had seen a great number 
of swans, also plenty of ducks and geese flying around us 
all day. But these 'two swans passed us about three hundred 
yards to the right, and then set their wings and soon after 
lit about five hundred yards away. We had seen a great 
many birds alighting in this same spot, but there always 
seemed to be a slough separating us from the place, and our 
instructions were not to cross any slough after rowing on the 
first one. We jumped to our feet and both seemed struck 
with the same idea, at the same instant, and sure enough, 
we had not walked more than two hundred yards when we 
commenced to hear the peculiar noise which a large flock of 
wildfowl make while feeding in a pond, that is, a continued 
splash from their unceasing diving Our excitement wassuch 
that we both hurried along, and soon a beautiful pond 
stretched out before us, just completely covered with wild- 
fowl ot every description. Instead of crawling up cautiously 
as we should have clone, wc advunced in too much of a 
hurry, and let go our four barrels at the nearest of the im- 
mense flock. And then for a moment what a noise, a rush, 
splash, and whirr of wings. I never saw its like, in my life, 
and hardly ever expect to see again. 

We had disturbed a wildfowls' sanctum. It was a sight 
to make a sportsman — well I was going to say crazy, as we. 
were so excited we hardly knew which way "to start. The 
ducks after their first fright commenced to come back, some 
even wheeled after flying not more than fifty or a hundred 
yards, and we shot and shot till most of our cartridges had 
gone, as we had left all but a few with our traps and decoys 
with the boats. We then stood up and took a survey of our 
situation. We found the pond to be nearly circular, aud 150 
yards in diameter, and the slough which we had been follow- 
ing ran into the pond, so if we had followed it to the Left 
instead of to the right, we would have soon come to tha 

Our flag and boats were in a direct line about 350 or 400 
yards from us, so talcing off our coats and leaving our guns 
at the pond we started for the boats to drag the pondboat 
full of decoys to the pond. We were not long In doing this 
as we were in a hurry to get back to the po»d, and as the 
sun was approaching the Western horizon we were all fixed 
in our separate blinds with the decoys out and shooting as 
fast as we could wish. 

It being a moonlight night we stayed at the pond till about 
half past seven, and then started back to the yacht, having 
first hauled the pond boat out of sight in the tule. Then 
after getting our game together we looked at it and then at 
each other, and then came the question, how were we ever 
to get that load of game to the yacht. Among the pile were 
five immense Canadian geese (honkers), three of which are 
all one man wishes to carry. We also had about one dozen 
white geese, a swan, and ducks I was going to say innumer- 
able. Well, we compromised. We first drew all the birds, 
which considerably lightened the load, and then each took a 
sack which the decoys had been in and filled it with the best 
ducks, the rest, with all our traps, except our guns and 
empty cartridge bags, we stowed in the boat and covered 
with 'rushes for the next day. We each then shouldered his 
sack and started for our white flag, which we soon reached, 
and then after a short row arrived at the narrow strip of 
land which separated us from the yacht. We were soon 
aboard, and after a supper, to which we did ample justice, 
we wasted no time getting to bed so as to be up and off long 
before daylight. 

It seemed to me. that, I had hardly been asleep more than 
ten minutes when the whirr of the alarm clock told us 
that it was time to turn out. We had to go home during 
the next night so we decided to make one long hunt from 
early dawn to late at night. Just before flitting down to 
breakfast I went on deck; and found it very cold. A heavy 
thick fog had settled down on everything, dampening all but 
our spirits. After breakfast we 'took every cartridge we 
could get hold of, aud started for the grounds with instruc- 
tions to one of the men to join us, about four in the after- 
noon and help us out with some of the game. The boat was 
found in the slough as we had left it the night before; and 
after rowing along till we came to our landing we tied our 
boat , and started for the pond. The fog was so thick that we 
could get no bearings, and having no compass, the first 
thing we knew we were lost. W T e walked first north and 
then south aud then east, and found no pond. There was 
in idling hut high rushes and mud-holes and sloughs. Wo 
tried to retrace our steps, but got more bewildered than be- 
fore; and at about eleven o'clock we sat down and waited 
for the fog to lift. At twelve o'clock the fog rolled away, 
and we found that we had been completely turned round 
and evidently been wandering in a circle, as we found our- 
selves within two hundred yards of our flag. We imme- 
diately struck out for the pond which we soon reached, very 
tired from carrying so many cartridges, but nevertheless 
full of spirits and ready for the rest of the day's hunt. We 
scared quite a goodly lot of ducks off the pond on our ap- 
proach; and were soon ensconced in our blinds banging 
away at a great rate, as the ducks and geese came in very 

We, shot all the afternoon and then, it being moonlight, 
though very cloudy, we shot till late at night, nearly ten 
o'clock. The Canada geese did not come in till late, but 
when they did come, they came with a vengeance. You 
could jump up and nearly hit them with the gun. Our man 
iomed us about dusk and stayed to help us out with our 
gome. We stopped shooting as soon as our cartridges, gave 
out, and then proceeded to get things together. We Rath- 
ered in the decoys, had the game drawn and packed in the 
pond boat with the rest of the traps, which filled the boat to 
more than overflowing. And I wondered when we looked 
at that load how we were ever going to get it to the yacht. 
Two of us took hold of the rope at the bow and the other 
shoved; and by dint of pulling and shoving we finally, after 
nearly two hours' work got the loaded boat to the- slough, 
where we transferred some of the birds to the other boat, and 
after launching it w ere (after another hour's work) aboard 
our yacht, with everything stowed away. We wers not 
long iu getting asleep, and the orders were that we were 



[August S, 1883 

to be aroused about three A. M„ as soon as the tido changed 

and get under way. 

The next thing I knew, I suddenly awoke villi the sun 
streaming in the cabin skylight, ynd on looking out the port- 
' ok aobve my berth I was very much surprised to see the 
pile of u wharf obstructing; mv view, hi fact the two men 
had brought, the yacht, down during the night, and we two 
hunters being bo tired had slept through Uic whole voyage, 
they having made the run down in about six hours. It wus 
eight o'clock in the morning when I awoke, and we had just 
landed. We proceeded immediately to clean up and get 
ready for the train, which passed in the afternoon. We 
made presents ot game to all those we knew at this town, 
anil packed the rest in sacks for our city home, where, upon 
our arrival, we gave to all our own friends around. And we 
i duck and swan cooked in ovcry style for the next 


I will try and remember a few figures. 1 know we got 
nineteen Canada honkers, tremendous fellows ; about two 
do7.en white geese, a dozen ordinary gray geese, one swan, 
and I will not state how many ducks, as 1 suppose 1 might 
shock mv Eastern friends, who have, 1 suspect, already put 
en- dawn a black mark tor shooting at night 

1 have visited the "Phantom Pond" several times since, 
but never had such a hunt and such hard work at the same 
time. But the work only made the hunt more agreeable, 
and the game more acceptable when 1 got it. 

Has Francisco, California. DtfCK Caj.1.. 



A BEAR robbed of her cubs is not a pleasant thing to en- 
counter. Even experienced hunters do not covet a 
"set to" with such a foe single-handed. When to her great 
strength is added the fury winch apprehension of harm to 

her young inspires, the hunter is well aware thai in an old 
sin: 'bear" In 1 finds "a foemim" well worthy of his skill, his 
courage and "his steel.'' 

Eifty years ago Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, was a 
vast pine forest. Peep ravines, lofty hills, sparkling moun- 
tain streams, impenetrable thickets of pine, hemlock and 
laurel characterized that vast expanse of country that 
stretches from the summit of the Allcghanies northward to 
Clearfield town, and from Phiiipsburi' westward to Ebens- 
burg. A few hardy pioneers had erect cr. their cabins at dif- 
ferent points, "underbnishcd" a few noes, and by hunting. 
fishing, and farming a very lillle, were eking out a rustic 
romantic living for themselves and families. 

By some means an old hunter and Wrapper by the name of 
Joaey Earls found his way into this wilderness, formed the 
acquaintance of the settlers, and in his chosen pur- 
suit. Mostly, during the summer' time, nc camped out, 
choosing for hi%campiusr ground thai i*».l of the valley of 
Heaver Hun which now constitutes tlw site of Houtzdale-. 
but the winter evenings he spenl in t'co ct.bius of the settlers, 
v -d having served as a soldier in the AsrC' 'liomiry War, he 
h'iver failed to reuder his presence very agree lble (especially 
<:■■ the children) by narrating incidents of taat memorable 
struggle, and giving enthusiastic descrij liont ot the effectual 
manner in which "Giner'l Washington Unally thrashed toe 
British." So intimately did he become aea.i;..'.nted with the 
simple, hardy pioneers," and so thoroughly tfid he succeed in 
•.lgratiating himself into their affections by his kindness to 
the children, and his many interesting, patriotic stories, that 
no matter at what time of the day or at, what, period of the 
night he put in an appearance, lie was sure of a hearty wel- 
come by all; and, although he never gave or even offered money in exchange for his victuals and lodging, yet the 
many strings of fine trout, the many saddles ot venison and 
the many rich roasts of bear's meat which he brought to the 
cabins of his benefactors were, by I hem, considered an ample 
reward for all he received at. their hands. 

In appearance. Earls was an oddity. Being not more than 
five feet five inches in height and rather slender (not weigh- 
ing over one hundred and twenty pounds avoirdupois), he 
was well -adapted to .slipping through the thickets of laurel 
and alder that skirted those mountain streams. His drese 
was a pair of buckskin knee-breeches, buckskin leggings, 
shoes, a buckskia tight jacket and a large 'coon skin cap. 
Thus dressed, with his knapsack on his buck, his trusty rifle 
on bis shoulder ('he was an excellent shot) and his "thot- 
pouch and powder-horn" swung under his right arm, but 
for his diminutive stature, he would readily have passed for 
Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett. 

Thus equipped, one mornimr in the latter part of June, 
H$38, the renowned hunter of Clearfield eaunty might have 
been seen setting out from a cabin (which stood in the 
wilderness, two miles southwest of Pbilipsburg, on what was 
known an "the Upper Clearfield road") in the direction of 
I'pper Aloshaunon and Beaver Pain. A tramp of five miles 
brought nirn to tiie present site of Efoutzdale. Here was a 
large "mud lick" — a place where, in summer time, deer 
came to lick the mud because of its soilness. Here, in the 
heart of a vast wilderness, Enrles resolved to camp. Having 
brought with him no provisions save sullicient "pone bread" 
for his dinner, supper and breakfast, and a few quarts of 
corn meal and as many of white beans, and being intent on 
spending the greater portion ot the summer at that place, he 
realized the importance of adding to his stock of provisions, 
if possible, a good piece of venison. So, having decided on 
bis camping spot, and having done much in the way of 
erecting his cabin (which was constructed of small poles and 
covered with large flakes of hemlock bark), he ate his even- 
ing lunch, and, wending his way lo the mud lick, took his 
position on a hemlock tree about twenty feet above the 
ground, to aw nit (he approach of deer. 

Nor did he have to wait long. Just as the sun was set- 
ting, and while the birds were rendiiriug the vast forest 
melodious with their evening cirols, a herd of no less than 
ten deer, headed by a lage buck, made theu- appearance in 
the immediate vicinity of the lick. The sharp report of the 
hunter's trusty rifle soon reverberated through the forest, 
nine white tails flew into the air and bobbed up and down 
:i' He underbrush as nine deer h-iiped and sne 
tMr precipitous flight from the lick, leaving behind their 
gallant leader, the Bit; buck, struealing in thi nil of 

death. The well-aimed rifle-ball had done itS Work; the 
heart was pierced and already the hunter had five tin 
much venison on hand as it would be possible for him to 
■I and consume. 

His larder now thoroughly supplied, he felt comparatively 
easy, and whiled away several days in watching the beavers 
construct ins; their dam, in noticing and studying their 
habits, and in devising ways and means by which to "trap" 
i hen, in i, in- coming fall, when their coats of fur would be at 
their best. At length, weary of this quid lite, he resolved 

on a new venture. Knowing that bears were plenty, and 
not desiring to kill any at that time, because they are not 
valuable for their skins, their flesh nor their oil (except in 
the fall and early part of the winter), here-solved on hunting 
and capturing some young cubs. This he determined to do 
both for the sake of the "fun" and because live young bears 
could la profitably disposed of if taken east of the mountains. 
His plan w | „•, i eied. and after an early breakfast of corn 
bread and broiled venison, with his trusty rifle on his shoul- 
der (dog hi never kept, a moat singular peculiarity for a 
hunter^ he set out in quest of "young cubs." Leisurely he 
strolled over nills, across ravines, through laurel thickets, 
looking carefully in every direction, until the sun was 
rapidly sinking in the west,, when he resolved to return to 
his cabin and hope for better luck another day. His steps 
now qui, kened by hunger and a desire to "reach camp" be- 
fore night set in, he was pursuing his way through a 
deep ravine which was completely roofed Over with pine 
and hemlock boughs, and across which lay the prostrate 
trunk of a huge tune tree. Having climbed upon this, he 
was walking on if to avoid the laurel thicket, and by chance 
lie cast a glance down to the side of the log, when there, 
among the leaves and underbrush, in a huge nest, he espied, 
to his great delight, a fine pair of cubs, not more than eight 
or ten days old. They were cuddled together in their warm 
nest, enjoying a sound sleep, quite oblivious of all surround- 

The experienced hunter knew that there was no time to be 
lost. It was one thing to find so rare a prize, and quite an- 
other thing to secure it. If nothing interfered, it would be 
the easiest matter in the world to convey the young prowlers 
of the forest to his cabin, which was not more than a mile 
distant; but if Madam Brain put in an appearance (and, 
owing to the day being so far spent, she was almost certain 
to do~80 inside of ihe next ten minutes), she would be very 
apt to object to the removal of her progeny, in a manner cal- 
culated to make things both warm ana lively for the hunter. 
A moment's thought, a few seconds spent in sharply listen- 
ing for the approach of the dam, and bis plan of operations 
was formed. A glance at his rifle, and placing his hand on 
his belt to reassure himself that his large hunter's knife was 
in place, in much less time than it takes to write it, he leaped 
down to lb.' edge of the si r -t. grasped the cubs, thrust them 
into his large --hot pouch, scrambled to the other side of the 
ravine, ami lilade off iu the direction of his cabin as swiftly 
possible, ever kei ping a "sharp look out behind." 

But he had not proceeded twenty-five rods when the 
Cracking Of the brush warned him ol 'bruin's being in close 
pursuit with all the fury of "fl bear robbed of her whelps." 
He could easily have freed himself ot all danger by dropping 
the cubs; but that did not suit his purpose. They were 
such a desirable prize, such fraud trophies, that he resolved 
to retain them at, the risk of his life. Quickly he took his 
stand behind a hugh hemlock tree, lowered his rifle in posi- 
tion, and when the bear, on a full run, was within ten steps, 
ne fired. Bui, alas lor his chances. In his haste and ex- 
citement his aim was not as sure as it was want to be, and 
the ball, while it did not disable the brute, took sufficient 
effect to thoroughly arouse all her latent fury. On she 
rushed like an avalanche, uttering the most terrific growl: 
and dropping his ri tie the hunter grasped his knife, and the 
monstrous infuriated brute and the lithe little old disciple of 
Nimrod chased in s life and death struggle. The mere 
momentum of the bear was so great that she at once bore 
• to the ground; but fortunately he held on to the 
knife and retained sufficient presence of mind m his trying 
ordeal to use it with efficiency. Por as much as five minutes 
(it seemed an age liD Earls) they rolled and tumbled over 
each other, the hunter as often as possible making thrush 
the bear with such telling effect as t/. cause the blood to flow 

At last, when his breath and his strength were rapidly 
failing, and bruin, having flung him to the ground appar- 
ently for the last time, was standing over him attempting to 
get hold of his breast with her monstrous teeth, the hunter, 
mustering all bis si rength, sent the trusty knife upward and 
forward through the abdomen and chest' of the bear, pierced 
*m heart, and with a hideous growl she rolled off him dead. 

Pot as much as ten minutes lie could do nothing but lie 
Still and pant for breath. The perspiration rolled off his 
brow and his clothing was wet from head to foot with blood 
and sweat. Having regained strength he gathered himself 
up, viewed for a moment the dead body of his mot.ster 
antagonist, examined his shot pouch to find that the cubs 
':! safe — "alive and kicking" — and then, limp and 
bleeding, he set out for his cabin, where he arrived just as 
vi i In -i, in. for as much as two weeks he did nothing 
but dress and nurse his wounds and take care, of his vouug 
cubs. Then he set nut for the settlement, where he amused 
the children bj exhibiting his trophies, and startled the 
parents with an unvarnished account of his terrible en- 
counter and his hair-breadth escape from a terrible death. 

Lebanon, Pa., July -1. 1SS3. 


IN response to your invitation for reports as to game pros- 
pects in different parts of the country, 1 send you the 
following notes: 

The winter here was the mildest that that, celebrated indi- 
vidual, "the oldest inhabitant" ever knew. Inconsequence 
leer or moose were killed by crusting. It was 
equally favorable for grouse, and the old onesare very plenty; 
but the Spring was exceedingly cold and wet, and the broods 
are small. 1 have rarely seen oue full one, the most of them 
being from two to six. 

In" a recent trip up the Arnold River I found moose and 
i leer I racks plentifully scattered along its banks, and on re- 
turning the same day, found thut a very large moose had 
traveled for a quarter of a mile along the main road during 

:■ , browsing off the green herbage on each side of 

the road ditches, Although they escaped the crust hunter, 
liitv have not been so fortunate "since. One party of fisher- 
men from Bherhrooke killed a yearling moose on the Spider 
River, and a veritable "slaughter of tha innocents" took 
place on Bis i hart time- since. A party of fisher- 

men who had taken B gun with them, on rounding a turn in 
ad projecting from a clump of 
' „ , ' dead in her tracks, and going ashore 

found a cow moose, with the milk running from her udder, 

ii hing a few yards away, three trembling little 

ei riu-y'were obliged, in sheer humanity, to shoot 

these to prevent a ingermg death from starvation. There 

is nothing in thi E iglish language that will properly charac- 

i 1 1 i such things simply make one sick. 

ii been a very unfavorable one for trouting, 

and but, few good catches are reported. PENOBftOOT. 

Cookshibb, Quebec, July, 1882. 


WE do not expect extra shooting here this fall. The 
incessant and heavy rains, which continued all through 
the nesting season, could not but drown out all the nests on 
low ground. There are a few young birds in this county, 
enough to enable our local sportsmen to get a breakfast of 
them once in a while, but we do not expect very many. 1 
am on a faim, and among the farmers a good "deal. The 
general report is that chickens are scarce. We do not see 
them in the oat, wheat and rye fields as we would if they 
were plenty. I have heard of several bevies, all on high 
ground. Mahk.." 

Hoasraa Sun, Iowa, July, 1883. 


WE stated in our issue of July 20 that the Ontario game 
seasons then printed were given provisionally. We. 
append the correct dates as given in a certified copy of the 
existing statute furnished by a Belleville correspondent. 
The open seasons are : 

Deer, elk, moose, caribou Oct. 1st to Dee. lstii 

arouse, pheasams. prairie fowl, partridge Sept. 1st to Jan. 1st 

Wild turkey, quail Oct. 1st to Jan. 1st 

Woodcock .....Aug'. 1st to Jan. 1st 

s "<pe , An:- 1 „i, : i ,;- 

Mallard, grey and black and wood duck Aug. 15th to Jan, 1st. 

Other ducks, geese, swans Auk. loth to May tat 

Hares Sept, 1st to March 1st 

A Wisconsin Pigeon Roobt. — A correspondent of the 
Germantown Telegraph, writing from Sauk county, Wis., 
says: You have undoubtedly heard "pigeon-roost" ae Wall 
as "fish stories," and imagined the former to be gross fabri- 
cations. If such is the case a visit to the r 'rnost" near fvil- 
bourn (this county) would have confirmed what vou have, 
heard respecting them. Long before the locality was 
reached, vast columns of pigeons could be seen passing to 
and from the roost. In their flight they appeared to follow 
certain routes, the array of flocks being so close, as to 
resemble an army of feathered warriors. When their camp 
was reached, it was six miles in length and from one to two 
miles in width. The noise caused by the flapping of wings, 
and shooting and shouting of pot-hunters and trappers, also 
reminded me of the surprise of an enemy. There was ao let 
up in the uproar and fusilade, and it was a matter of sur- 
prise that the birds succeeded In hatching a single egg, 
judging from the. manner in which they were driven from 
their nests as soon as they settled upon them. Hundreds of 
trappers, Indians as well as "pale faces, " were, engaged in 
netting the old birds. One of the experts caught in a single 
day six hundred dozens. These are sold for trap-shooting, 
the price ranging from seventy-five cents to oue dollar per 
dozen. The profit of the business is so great that the tele- 
graph is brought into requisition to notify the professionals 
of the location of a roost, and they are hurried there by the 
"iron horse" in time to drive the assemblage from oncor'more 
locations before it finally setttles down to be slaughtered and 
captured, as if despairing to escape from the inevitable. 
In addition to netting and shooting, some follow the business 
of plundering the nests for "squabs;" these are palatable 
and sell readily, being shipped to distant markets by the 
barrel. Some idea of the yyholesale slaughter is also con- 
veyed by the immense number of young birds which are 
tumbled out of their nests before they are of any account 
whatever. As the pigeon lays two eggs, and the ,, ■ .., ; , 

sists of a few twigs placed loosely together, the d u si..,., 

by shooting through the nests is also immense. National as 
well as .State laws should be enacted and enforced to put a 
stop to the wholesale slaughter of game, At the present rate 
of systematized destruction the time is not far distant when the 
sportsman will have to seek an almost inaccessible, wilder- 
ness to find the larger species of game. When I first visited 
Wisconsin (about thirty years ago), from eighty to one hun- 
dred prairie chickens were easily bagged in a day; quail, 
jack-snipe and ducks were also abundant. Now'l rarely 
venture on a hunt, for as a general thing it don't pay, as far 
as tile game, is concerned. A friend "once remarked after 
he had been sold out by the sheriff, "The. sheriff did not 
succeed in disposing of fourteen years of good living that I 
have enjoyed." lean add to his philosophical conclusion, 
"Neither "can trappers, market shooters and nest-iobbers re- 
move the pleasant recollection of many a dav of fine sport 
enjoyed in the past. The present and future dearth of game 
is also bearable from the fact that with advancing j i one 
loses his enthusiasm for tramping over hill and dale in sear h 
of a few stray birds, said to be located in a certain but rarely 
found locality. Fortunately the sparrow is left for the com- 
ing sportsman. Judging from its rapid increase it yvill be 
bard to exterminate, Possibly this foal may be accomplished 
by improved b-'coch-loaders and dogs bred to meet (lie re- 
quirements of the sport, 

The Connecticut Rah. Law. — South Nbrwalk, Conn.. 
July 21. — Kdito r Forest and Stream: As the season for rail 
shooting approaches, a few lines on the Connecticut rail law 
passed tast April may not be amiss. As the law stands, no 
tail can be shot till after September 12. This law v. i 
at the instigation of parties living on the Connecticut River, 
where there are extensive rail covers, nnd for the purpose of 
keeping parties from other States, who so tie re in pttfihts, 
from killing the birds off early in the season. This is all 
very proper and right, but in making the 12th of September 
instead of the ist the open season have they not overdone 
the matter? On the Housalonie River, between Stratford 
and Derby, there are some good rail covers, and much snort 
is had with these birds from August, 20 to September 20; as 
the corn grass begins ripening early in August, ih ■ ,, 
commence to arrive, and in a few days become very fat. 
The best shooting at them has always been the last week iu 
August and the first week of September After thut, the 
shooting does not amount to very much. I have shot rails 
on Ihe Housatonic for fifteen years, and the record J. have 
kept shows this to be the case. After September 15 the 
seeds have fallen, and the corn and oat. grass seems 10 rot, 
down, leaving no more cover for the birds, and the remain- 
der of the shooting is done on tho sedge flats at the mouth of 
the. river. As rail are a migratory bird and leave us on the 
first frost, the open season for them under the new law is 
too short. The time to shoot the birds is when they are 
here, and the 1st of September should have been the open 
season, as it is earlier with us than the States further Soulh, 
and there is nothing gained by protection to s late a date 
as September 12. I have talked with all the shooter^ in this 
vicinity, and they are of the opiuiou the. open season should 
commence September 1, Another year we shall endeavor 
to have tho law so altered as to allow shooting September 1. 
at least for the Housatonic. Co-operative legislation is what 

Austjst 3, 1882 1 



we need in tin's State as regards our game laws, and the 
sooner the sportsmen understand it the better it will be for 
all concerned. Laws that are too hastily drawn up and 
passed, which clash with the views of sportsmen of different 
counties, fail of their effect and intention. We have no ob- 
jection to the shooters on the Connecticut River passing any 
law they mav see fit that is adapted to their own waters anil 
county, but we do object to their embracing the entire Slate 
with a September 13 rail law.— F. B. 

Philadelphia Notes.— Although many "quail are re- 
ported whistling all over the country" in almost every State. 
it does not absolutely prove we are to have a plenty of birds 
this autumn. Your' correspondent knows of not a few nests 
of eggs that nev< t hatched owing to the cool and wet season, 
and some broods of young birds that were "draggled out" 
and perished in the rain. We will have more quail this fall 
than last most surely, but the whistling of Bob White does 
not prove lie has brought his youngsters safely through the 
host of ills quail flesh Is heir to. We have gained greatly, 
however, on last year, but we need one or two mild winters 
like our last to put us a.head. Owing to the rainy summer, 
and what more affected the birds, the deluge of water 
throughout the spring, woodcock shooting has been poor in 
our State. Most of the birds that have been shot proved to 
- be old ones, which carries out, the expectation that I he nest- 
ing was interfered with aud the young birds were destroyed 
by the floods and wet weather in the spring. The longbill 
can uow feed almost anywhere so moist is the ground, con- 
sequently the remaining birds a.e scattered ovoi a grca.1 
extent of country and are hard to find. Next. month he will 
hie to his moulting ground and find a rest and return again 
in cooler weather.— Homo. 

Tennessee Game Notes. — Now that the grain has been 
harvested, as I predicted some time back, doves have appeared 
in countless numbers. The sport is a grand one, and those 
who do not. have 8 day or two at it are to be commiserated. 
Fancy lying quietly on the Ion- blue grass sward in one of 
the many heavily wooded pastures protected by huge forest 
trees from the parching sun of July, and having frequent 
shots at single or double, birds flying past at s lightning 
speed, and about as hard to kill as a blue rock, and then 
answer if that is not luxurious sport? Yet that is the mode 
of shooting doves, only to be varied later in the season, 
when tiic fodder has been pulled from the corn, by strolling 
through the fields about sunset to have a few more rounds at 
the lovely emblems of purity. Why doves are considered 
not game in other portions of the land I cannot imagine, for 
certainly from the immense quantities of them out here and 
the high excellence of their flesh as food, certainly I hey were 
intended for man's use. Charley Griffith bagged quite a 
number of them on Saturday last, — J. D. H. 

Adirondack Dmeh.— Our well informed correspondent 

writes, under date of July 15: The slaughter of deer on the 
Sixteen-Mile Level and ' in the vicinity of Blue Mount still 
continues. There are at the present time five or six different 
parties of hunters hunting in that neighborhood. One large 
party went up on Thursday, but that came from St. Law T - 
rence county. And there are now quite a large number 
from the cities aud large towns in different parts of the co 
trv camping at many of the ponds throughout The St. Regis 
district hunting deer. Thev make the'ir headquarters at 
Paul Smith's, and other large posting houses, from which 
they fit out themselves with tents, guides, boats and all 
camping outfits, and go often fifteen or twenty miles away 
to some pond or small lake, away from any settlements; and 
kill all the deer that they can. 1 tell you, this early hunting 
in June and July destroys more game than all the rest of the 
hunting combined, and I know it to be a fact. 

Michigan:. — In a recent conversation with Mr. W. B. 
Mershon, Secretary of the Michigan Sportsmen's Associa- 
tion, we were told that the prospects for quail and partridge 
shooting about East Saginaw are very satisfactory. It is 
thought there will he a fine supply of birds. 

<$amp ^ire ^litkttiin^n. 

"That reminds me." 

THEY were cooting at Brant Rock, and one of the party, 
probably venturing too far in the surf in order to se 
cure his game, had filled his rubber boots. At night, as al 
hands sat around the stove, the boots were brought forth and 
the question arose as to which was the best way to dry them. 
Various methods were proposed by the company, one of 
which was to fill them with hot beach sand and leave them 
over night. This being gravely suggested by one of the old- 
est of the party, and sanctioned by all present, was imme- 
diately carried into effect. 

I don't think he looked mure thunderstruck when he came 
to see those boots in the morning than Charlie Bickford did 
When he rowed out to Manotnet Point cooling, and got into 
line only to find be had left Ins gun and shells on the beach. 

WBEn the boots caine to be emptied, out came stuffing, 
linings, everything but the outer skin. To cap the whole, 
they were borrowed boots. Sassa-cits. 

South Auington, Mass. 

Uncle Siah was an old fellow, fond of his bottle, fond of 
the woods, and of telling big stories; but he would fly into 
a passion if anyone doubted his w r ord. On the banks of the 
Merrimacwas an old, deserted farmhouse, withno doors nor 
windows. We were sitting around the store, one evening, 
when Uncle Siah said he was sitting in the old farm house 
that, afternoon, when a partridge flew through the house, in 
at' one window and out at the other. 

One of the boys said, "i guess it was a two-legged par- 

"It's a lie," shouted Uncle Siah, as he left the store and 
wended his way home, mad all through that anyone doubted 
his story. WAS These. 


l.ooli at tl.iK.-W. & C. Scott & Sons' br 

cleaning rod, for Jtifl.OO, and same -aa with extension rib for $75.00. 
Each gun Is warranted in the first place to be a genuine gnn by these 
celebrated makers, secondly to shoot to satisfaction, and third ir any- 
thing should not suit will make it right on gun or exchange for 
another ir within thirty days from purchase. CHARLES L. RITZ- 
ttANN, 948 Broadway. New York.— Adv. 

$ez and §iver Jjfishing. 

Open Seasons. — &e table of open seaspTtsfo)- gam* ana fish 
in issue, of July 30. 



Lake trout, Crustivtmier luxmaii- i'ike (N. X. pickerel), Mob lucius. 
^Sh. Pickerel. Esoxretirulatus. 

■ •vet. 'VisliV-oiiw sisvom-t. Pike-perch i Wall-eyed pike) Sti- 


ialmo iridea. 
Ima clarkii. 

rout, Sali-wilnux 


mat salmon, Oncorhyiu 


k bass. Microifterun, two spe- 

Masidnonge, Bsox nohiliojr. 


Sea bass, Centropriatei 

Striped bass. Rocaas H 
White perch, Moroni- a 


War-mouth. Chamobryttus gulo- 

Crappie (Strawberry bass, etc), 

Pomoxy.i nicronivculafus. 
Bachelor, Pe„ mm 

Line,. s ...!■! ,';/.,.. ;,,,.,'!,,, -',, 

"Sea trout," Vynascyan caralinm- 

Sheapshettd, Archosargits proba- 

Barb, Mentlrimts ne- 

ickerel, Cyhium mncu- 

Tautos or blackflsh, Tautoga nni- 

luettsh or taylor, Pomatomus 

"eakfien or squetague, Cynos- 
ci/nn reoalii. 

E^~ This table, is general. For special laws in the several 
States see table of Open Seasons in issue of July 20. 

1\iii K lj.-h 


Drum, Pogonins chromis. 
Lafayette, Lio&tomust ,Mig\i»t. 
Red bass, Gtc.SckenonsoccllatUit. 

no for yon that have heard many grave, serious men pity anglers, 
lie tell you, sir, that there he many men that are by others taken 
e serious and grave men, whem we contemn aud pity. Men that 
taken to be grave, because Nature hath made them of a sour 
iplexiou, money -getting men, men that, spend all their time first 
in getting, aud next in anxious care to keep it: men that are con- 
demned to he rich, and then always busy or discontented ; for these 
poor, rich men, we anglers pity them perfectly , and stand in no need 
to borrow their thoughts to think ourselves so happy. No, no, sir, 
we enjoy n contenteclness above the reach of such disposition.— Tzaak 


IN a late number — I think it is dated July 13—1 notice Mr. 
.Thonson holds forth on the fly and w T orm question. This 
is an old aud much argued matter, but always interesting to 
the angler. If not taking up too much o"f your valuable 
space, I would like to state a few facts bearing on the case. 

There are streams so small or overgrown that it is utterly 
useless to try the fly; and again, sometimes the water is so 
high and discolored that trout will not, rise to them, and will 
hardly touch bail; but taking the streams when in proper 
condition and the two anglers equal in skill and knowledge 
of the locality, the fly-fisherman will kill more trout and 
larger ones. This is a well-known fact, to old anglers, and 
in England would not be questioned. Most men "do better 
with the worm, because there are far less good fly- than bait- 
fishermen. Fly-fishing requires more skill, practice and ex- 
perience, and is no more to be compared with worm-fishing 
than shooting birds silling does to wing-shooting. I pre- 
sume it is easier to kill birds on the ground than on the 
wing, but I believe sportsmen do not advocate the former 
because it iB easier. Knowledge of the locality is of the 
greatest importance; no amount of skill will make up for 
that want. There is, generally, where the angler fails; he 
goes to some trout stream and fishes it, carefully aud does 
the best he knws how, but, to his disgust, finds that the boy 
or countryman with the worm beats him. It is not the 
worm that does it, but the countryman is at home, and 
knows where, everv trout is to be found and where to expect 
him, and if anything of a fisherman, beats the stranger out 
of sight. 

I fished one stream in Lycoming county, Pa., for eleven 
seasons, and fished it from one to three months each year, 
and I found after the first two or three years 1 was just be- 
ginning to learn how, when and where to cast my flies in 
that stream. I do not wish to boast, but 1 never met a bait- 
fisherman there, during the last few seasons, that could kill 
the trout that I could. Yet I met a Welshman one day on 
the stream — a miner — who was using his own make of flies, 
and who could discount me. 

There was a gentleman from Baltimore there one summer 
who enjoyed the reputation of being a great bait-fisherman, 
and he looked upon fly-fishing with the utmost contempt. 
He was very anxious to go out with me, and, 1 must admit, 
I was a little afraid of him. I knew if he beat me, there 
would be no more peace for me in that place, but finally 1 
agreed to make a day of it with him. The first pool we 
started in at — we fished side by side — I took seven nice 
trout, three times two at a time," and he three small ones. 
Ho gave up fishing at noon. I caught sixty odd and he 
thirteen. The next night, to my surprise, he was practicing 
with n fly. 

Another time, one rainy day, 1 came across a boy fishing 
in a favorite pool. He was perched on a log overhanging 
the best part of the water. I took eight, fish almost from 
under him and he did not get a bite. A little latter he ran 
after me, holding up a fair-sized fish and yelling, "Hello, 
mister! I got one!" He wanted me to see he could catch 
trout too. The experienced angler will not bother with flies 
in the middle of the day in hot, clear weather; the trout 
are hiding. Then a worm or a grasshopper, cast with a 
light line aud leader, will tempt them out when flies arc use- 
less; but as soon as the sun is off the water and belu'nd the 
bills put on your coachman and yellow — sally and fish until 
you cannot, see the end of your rod. W."Holbi<:j<to.n. 

"It's an awful pretty thing to see one of those dandy fish- 
ermen get to work, so' it is," said Tom Jenkins one day. 
"Why, they rig up in high ole style, 1 tell yer; they get on 
a pair of tight-fittin' treowsers that's cutoff at the knee — 
gip s> the cloth run short — then they has a wes'eoal that's gol 
pockets all the way up, and a bob-tail coat that fits like the 
bark on a spruce tree, and it's got an awful sight, of pockets 
and lixiu's about it ; and feen they has a pair of ingy-rubber 
treows. is witluuil any seat to 'cm. that rams up uieler their 
arms and looks like they was made for their gran'father, and 
on t'other end they has 'rubber boots which has big iron nails 
on the purl they walks on, and on top of all they gets a dandy 
little hat, and then you has apicter. My, ain't he nice! 

only them big rubber breeches, them's overcomin'. Wall, 
it don't ameount to much what kind of close you has on 
when yer goes a-flshin', but I ginerally leaven my Sunday 
close home on fishin' days. But that ain't all his rig; oh, no! 
he has a basket slung over his shoulder big enull to hold a 
peck of treont, and a net hooked onto n Button-hole of his 
coat; and then he's got a fishin' pole; golly, wl . ;,, : 
It's a little bit of a thing, about as big round as the stem of 
one of them long clay pipes, only it's smaller than that at 
t'other end, and it's ail finished off with bright shiny rings 
around it that looks like some of that jewelry that the ped- 
!ers bring round for the women folks to go crazy about ; and 
he has a wheel on it to wind Up his fish line. "Wall, now 1 
just like to look at one of them fellers, they look so nice in 
all their good close, and their putty little bits of fish poles. 

"One day last week one of thein fellers went fishin' in 
the branch, and was at it all day, and be thrashed the stream 
like a man a whiilin' at his boss"; and he got his hooks away 
up in the trees, and left 'em then,' so's he could find 'em 
when the waler got up high enull, and when ho got back 
from his days' fishin' he didn't look so nice, for he tumbled 
down and tore his putty coat, and busted the knee out of 
his rubber boots, and twisted his feet, on the stones, and got 
all wet in the big mud hole and got chock full Of mild all 
over him: and then the basket, got loose aud he smashed the 
beautiful little fishpole into a good many pieces, and the 
worst of it was, he only got one little fish. These kind of 
fellers always vows they'se had such a jolly day's fishin', 
but they has'n't any fish to show. 

"My little cub Sam went out fishin' that, day; he had on 
all that's left of a pair of my old treouwsers", fastened on 
with one of my old galluses," and he had on his bare feet, 
and a straw hat; he got a pole up in the woods, that was bi» 
entiif to make about six of the other feller's, anil he started 
out fishin' on the branch too. Wall, sometimes he'd be or 
the hank and sometimes in the water, then he'd he on both 
sides the stream to once, and then he'd be a swimmin' a 
;}iece, and you ought to see him ketch the fish. Wall, it 
ain't no use a talkin', he did ketch 'em lively. And when 
he cum home before supper time, he had jest the. nicest mess 
of treotit you ever see. I guess he must have had five dozen 
Psb and they wus good ones too. 

'Blit that "ain't all my story, either, for the dandy fisher- 
man with the little thin* pole, he seen Sam a ketehin' of the 
fish and havin' sich a jolly good time; so when he wus 
comin' along he ses to 6am, 'Say, sonny, what's yer goin' 
to do with yer fish?' And Sam 'told him that there wus a 
big family to home to supply, and it wuz his day on at lhat 
bizness; and do you know, "the feller followed him home, 
and when he found out that we were not starvin' fut fish, 
he up and offered Sam five dollars fur his fish — the hull lot — 
and Sam got five dollars for that day's work, you bet. 

"Idunno, but. 1 'sped thai feller went home, and told his 
t'okes what a gelorious day's fishin' he had, and how he got 
'em all with Ids little pole, and uever said anything about 
hir •' re dollars." 

There's a moral to this tale. I suppose it is this: Don't 
despise « humble bait rod; don't exalt your light fly rod — 
you can't alwavs sometimes tell which will do the work. 
' .1. B., Jk. 


WE make the following extracts from the St. John, N. 
B„J3unot July 24: 
The fish stories that are annually wafted down to this 
city from the northern portion of New Brunswick are not 
infrequently cunningly devised fables calculated, if not d; 
rectly intended, to impose on the credulity of our amateu" 
sportsmen; and only those who have correspondents al the 
front are in a position to detect the amount of exaggeration 
underlj'ing each particular story and to form a pretty coi 
rect idea of the exact state of the salmon crop in the par- 
ticular locality to be visited. But it sometimes happens 
that the stories from a good station are so contradictory as 
to puzzle even the old stagers, and then nothing short 6f a 

personal visit to the spot will suffice. 
"Going to Metapedia !" echoed a 

pedia !" echoed a well-known fisherman, 
as a fiWreporter, seated in the Quebec express a f .v uvea 
ings ago, had indicated his destination in answer to a lead 
ing question — "good fishing there now; never was better,'' 
and this was with the air of one speaking with authority 
and not as a novice. The reporter smiled at: the veteran's 
enthusiasm, as some hours later he contrasted it with the 
gloomy picture drawn of the sport generally in northern 
waters by a railway man who acknowledges" no master in 
the art of whipping a stream or tying a. fly. " Salmon are 
salmon this year," said the R. R. Man, "and don't you for 
get it; but if you want to see some of the prettiest trout that 
ever came down the line, stop over to-night. I'll hitch lip 
my horse at. daybreak and drive you out to the spot. If 
they don't catch on by the basketful in two or three hours, 
I'll never say tish to you again." 

On arriving at MeJapedia the Siiii'h reporter was most, cor 
dially received by Mr. John Robinson, Superintendent of the 
Restigouche Salmon Club, an association of American and 
Canadian gentlemen who have purchased the eelebrateo 
hotel aud fishery privileges of Mr, Daniel Eraser, the long 
time popular landlord, and who is now to be found about a 
mile below on the New Brunswick side. 

The officers of the club for the present year are as follows 
President. Locke W. Winchester ; Vice-President, Francis 
L Lawrence; Secretary-Treasurer, Oliver K. King; Counsel. 
John L. Cadwallader; Superintendent, John Robinson - 
Executive Committee, L. W. Winchester. .Marvel].: W. 
Cooper, Oliver T. King, A. L. Mason: Directors, L. W 
Winchester. M. N. Cooper. O. K. King, V. C. Lawrence, W. 
H. Penfold, C. F. Fearing, W. E. Dodge, Jr., A. L. Mason. 
H. I. Nichols, D. T. Wordcn. 

The gentlemen who compose the club have gone to a heavy 
expense to secure this, one of the best fishing pi'-. 
Canada, and it is to- be regretted that the epott this season 
has fallen far below their expectations or the average catch 
of past years. [A detailed statement, of the catch of 1881 
is given. It is: Division No. 1—90 salmon an. l 93 grilse, 
weighing 1,471 lbs,; largest fish, 39A lbs. by Mr. Robinson. 
Division Is o. 3— Mr, King, 2 fish, 4. r j lbs. Division No. i(- 
49 salmon and 2 grilse, 1.15S1 lbs.; largest fish, 38 lbs hr 
Mr Jones. | 

At. the present date the club house is practically deserted , 
and little fishing has been done for some lime. The srna" 
attendance of members is due entirely to the scarcity of lis! 
Mr. Robinson not, feeling justified in forwarding e'ueourap 
ing information to the members, Indeed I hose who hav^ 
visited the grounds this season have not remained as long- 1 H 
in years past, simply because the sport is 80 bad. Tie 
patrons this season have been: J. Hartt Welch, A. Stack 



[Auqdst 8, 1882. 

pule, .1. Carter. Jr. J. Robinson, John J. Kane, Mr. and 
Mrs. D. T. Worden. W. SteCkpole, Mrs. Mason, A. L. 
Mason, R. Q. Dun, G. W. nail. J. Livingston, Win. H. 
Bcott, J. Cathu, Jr., W. C. Vanderbilt, H. B. Hollins. 

Operations -were besrun in the big pool on June 19, when 
J. II. Welch landed a 85-pnundcr with a Jock Scot, The 
oaten in June around this pool was sixteen Bah, of which J. 
Robinson took five and J. J. Kane six— a 32-pounder by Mr. 
Kane lopping ilu; list. Mrs. I). T. Worden caught &3Q-lb. 
salmon iu Titus pool with a buteber, Tne weights in the 
order of catch were 36, 20, 11, ig, 85, [& 11+. 25,35, 27, 33, 
25, 3J, I 1 .1, 'JO. During June the sport up the river was 
chiefly confined to Mr. Catlpj, Jr., and Mr. Welch, the 
former getting a 10-pounder at Brandy Brook, and the latter 
nine salmon "aggregating 1684 lbs. "at I'ine Inland. The 
feature of the present month was Mr. I>. T. Wordcn's 
success at Camp Harmony, where he scored nine fish 
with a total weight of 145 lbs. At Chev ton's Brook Mr. 
Stackpole. Mrs. Mason and Mr. A. L. Mason took 030 lbs, 
of fish. 

The total catch in the club waters up to last week was 131 
fish, of which two went over 30 lbs.; twenty turned tin- 
scale at 25 lbs. and over; seventeen over 30 lbs., and about 
thirty ranged from 10 lbs. downward. The flies Chiefly; 
used were the silver doctor, .lock Scot, dusty miller, butcher, 
durham, ranger, bluck dose, silver gray, fairy and, 
The most taking fly was the jock sccrt, which fs credited 

with fifty-One fish, the silver doctor coming next with thirty. 
A special feature of the season was the capture Of two sal 
mon on July 30 from the big pool during the progress ..1 n 
thunder Storm, the fish rising to a Jock ScqI 

Mr. Robinson and Dr. Mason said that the fishing on the 
river had been getting worse and worse lor the past three 
years, until now it was practically an utter failure. The 
fish this year are smaller than ever before, and u 
radical changes are made in protecting the fisheries, it is Mr. 
Robinson's opinion that the people can soon bid good-bye to 
the salmon in the rivers and on the coast. This opinion was 
based on information derived from several quarters, all 
lending to show a .sad falling oiT, At Indian House pool, 
formerly a perfect salmon bonanza, only fifteen fish have 
been landed this season, and tin- record on the Pitupedia is 
still worse. In four weeks' fishing at Kedircwick but twelve 
salmon « ere secured, wle reus formerly' thai many have been 
taken in a day. Ft., in Cauaapscal tie- returns arc 50 meagre 
as to totally shut oil' all visitors. 

Having invested H tage amount of money at Metapedia, 
the (flub, naturally takes a deep interest in all' measures look- 
ing to the conservation of the fisheries, and express their de- 
sire to cooperate with the authorities in every practicable 

Mr. Robinson said I hat he had given the subject a great 
deal of co sideration, and was satisfied that speed v steps 
were necessary to prevent the total extinction of the fish. 
He attributes the extinction of the fish in no small degree to 
the almost total blocking up of the tideway by nets, and in 
proof of this points to the fact that a large proportion of 
the fish taken in the club's waters bear the marks of having 
had to force their way through the nets. Then again, 
the inland waters are not efficiently protected against 
poachers, who operate on the spawning beds and drive awav 
the fish that they do teat kill. All the riparian owners on 
the river arc anxious to join in the protection of tie- spawn- 
ing beds. It is a noteworthy fact that this season the nets 
between Metapedia and Campbelhon have done vn\ little 
all the fish being cam.dit down towards the mouth" of 111. 
river, Mr. Robinson, recognizing the importance of the net 
fishery industry, is inclined to meet the difficulty half way, 
and while advocating either a shortening of the season or 
more open davs, is prepared to go in for cutting off ay-fish- 
ing say from the middle of A'usust. Unless something of 

this kind is done, he considers it useless to continue the arti- 
ficial propogation of salmon 011 the river. He is an ardent 
believer m fisheulture. though he takes exception to the 
dlanner in which it has been conducted here in the past. 
The system has been in operation some ten years, and instead 
of the river being stocked, the run is becoming smaller 
year by year. 


HAVING seen many articles in your valued journal in 
reference to the wholesale abuse of the game laws in 
various parts of the country, it has be. n a matter of surprise 
to me that no complaint has reached you from this quarter. 
I doubt if the locality exists where- less regard is had for the 
game lawg. This uulal village, as you know, is situated 
three miles above Troy, and about .me ami a half miles 
above the Slate dam. which backs the water of the "noble 
Hudson" above Wat.-rlord, in Saratoga county, three miles 
from the darn. In the basin thus formed fishing used to be 
good, and on the "rifts.''" of which there are four between 
this place and Stillwater (some ten miles up the river), those 
gamy fish, the l.laek bass, wall eved pike, and chub used to 
Be found in goodly numbers and size. 

The I'vkcs, "dummies" and seines have so exhausted the 
supply thai for several years a few of the net fishermen 
have "given up fishing. Let me here explain for the benefit 
of many of your readers who are not acquainted with the 
"dummy" that it is a small "hoop" or fyke net, with the 
1 1 , tCUCd and held in place on a bow, instead of being 
ou poles as in case of the fyke. This net, when get, is held 
in place by two stone anchors, eac '» M»e lied te> a rope, one 
holding the bow and wings in an upright position, the other 
1 he body oi the net, whieh is stretched up the stream. This 
is the most common kind of trap net iu use here, and is the 
"poacher's delight," as it may be used in swift or still water, 
and on cither mud, gravel or rock bottom, and when set is 
completely hid from view, being under water. These trap 
nets have been the cause of poor fishing. They arc used 
(luring the spring and fall months, and at each rise of the 
water" in summer. They toe usually of one inch mesh 
netting, and catch all fish (excepting eels) of more than four 
ounces weight. 

The. seining is now almost wholly confined to tidewater 
below the dam, in consequence of the arrest of one gang, in 
the lower branch of the Mohawk by f'okoes parties, but 
flu re are several gangs that work the bars near the rifts at 
night all through the summer, in the interest of Saratoga 
parties, catching most of the choice bass and obtaining fancy 
prices for them. 

As a natural consequence of this our bass fishing is far 
from being good, and the tish are generally Of small size, not 
averaging more than three-quarters of a pound, a fish of two 
pounds or more being a rare catch. No fishway has ever 
been built in the dam although one was promised long ago, 
and at this present time a fourteen foot dam is being built 

across the Hudson eight miles above this place with no 
thought of a fishway being built in it. 

The seiners below the dam pay no regard to the law 
against hauling on Sunday, and tile, excuse our local fisher- 
men make for using nets is that, this "used to be tidewater" 
some fifty-eight years ago before the dam was built. To 
all persons who "inquire if they catch hard fish (bass, pike, 
etc..) they say "no," hut. strange to say, they generally have 
such fish for Sale at good prices, and "at times when they 
cannot be taken with' the hook and line. 

Hunting is carried on at all seasons, and verv few birds to be found. 1 will mention an instancethat on the 30th 
day of May wild ducks were being hunted and shot on the 
river opposite the < ity of Troy. " Stone AttAutA. 

l.A.vsc.oBi-n.iH. N. V 

[Complain to your neatest game protector and form clubs.] 


I HEREWITH inclose von a copv of the rules governing 
our last Annual Hunt. When Panionkee Tribe No. 3 
Imp. O. R. M. was instituted its membership was made up 
of pale faces fond of manlv sports, such as fishing, hunting, 
etc. The custom of having an annual fishing and hunting 
pariy was therefore easily engrafted on the tribe iu the first 
great sua of its existence, and never since then have we 
failed to honor the event with a full attendance and a grand 
lime, We do not catch trout, but make the bass, perch and 
bullheads grace our festive board. We occasionally have 
our line anil an eel entangled in a Qordean knot, but such 
trifles arc sneered at by the "injuus" of our tribe. Asa 
rule, to use the expression of one of our members, "Ve lias 
more fun as ve can get avfty mit." 

Our last camp was on Sprintr River, in the Flower Moon, 
Gr. S, D, 391, that is to say in May. 1883; 

The rules are as follows : 


The Sachem shall ha 1 e supreme authority during the hunt 
and the encampment He shall prescribe all rules and regu- 
lations, make details tor special dutv. and direct all affairs 
necessary to secure harmony, 1 Omfort and fish. And he shall 
enforce his authority whenever he is 1 

The Sasamore shall be Euler ol the Feast, and it shall be 
hisdmY; to provide hewers of wood and carriers of water, 
takim- S] lal care not to overtax hi- ownenergies. He shall 

see that the commissary stores ore properly cared for, that 
the same are tent convenient tor the cooks, that, the feast 
quality, that the dishes 
ar, and that all things 
%y retire to his wigwam 
ht comelh, in comfort and content 

cleaned at least once a y 
ireeted that every man 1 
comelh, in comfort and 1 


The Big Medicine Man shall provide a sufficient quantity of 

Mnhu-ion to ward off the miasmatic dangers of the country; 

he shall care for the stock of snake medicine, and when any 

one has 'm en snake bitten, or fear* that he shall be, he. shall 

L:'.ih-:Ualac'aistrit:et ^ra : .i -, tb '-ark ns'.rs 1 ' jn l'LlCUS as- 
sortment of lemons, sugar, spoons and cups, so that if such 
e. r. shall know what other ingredients will make a perfect 
compound, they may provide for themselves a remedy 
against the dangers of the day, likewise an appetite for 


The Keeper of Wampum shall gather from each Red Man 
his proportionate share of wampum, paying the same out for 
such things as may be necessary for the comfort of the Tribe, 
bearing iu mind that the tastes of the Red Men are simple 
and their appetites good: the lar !er need not boast a lordly 
\ ,1 . 1 -n >t ■.-. but the .quantity must be munificent. The Keeper 
..f Wampum must know how to make both ends meet; to his 
care and caution we commit the belt. 

The Chief of Records shall keep a faithful record of the 
expedition, truly recording the achievements of each; he 
shall not too hastily give credence to fishy stories, nor make 
history out of the vainglorious imaginings or sanguinary 
dreams of the inexperienced. 


I Business is business; come down with the shekles. Talk 
is cheap, bur it takes lucre to lure catfish. 

;; Each Eed Man shall provide his own bedding, fishing 
tackle, towels, soap, killikmnick, and paper collar; and while. 
iu eanii. it shall be imperative on each to wear at least the 
last named article. 1 lie Sachem is authorized to appoint a 

1 :,\ None shall lie abed after sunrise, without permission, nor 
shall any vex the stillness of the night by turbulent snoring. 

I There shall be no unnecessary tramping of mud into the 
tents. no setting up in the middle, of the night formalarion. 

.".. No one shall participate in the pleasures of the hunt 
whose constitution requires more than eighteen hours rest out 
of tlie twenty -four, 

c. No one shall at any meal appropriate all the fish. 

',. He who refuses to eat chowder is a liar. 

8. Meals served in private apartments shall be charged 

extra - ,. » „ • V, 

9. There shall be no Stealing pi "layers. 

Hi If the Big Medieitte man finds his duties so laborious as 
to endanger his health, he may appoint one or more assistants. 

I I The Golden Rule of the Tribe, is that no one shall do any 
work himself which he can get anyone, else, to do for him. 

li! No one shall insist that his bass weighs four pounds 
v-.-h,.',-, it is t oiorious that it weighs but four ounces, nor shall 
anvoic- proclaim that he "caught a thirty pound cat, but It 
got off the hook lust as he got it out of the. water." 
" lu -invone detected in using charms, incantations, or spells, 
sucli as using a^aftetida. spitting ou his hook, taking a drink, 
or maliinc' use of any other superstition to draw fish to his 
line, shaUbe promptly scalped. . 

14, SmaU strirc.-s 01 fish and many applications tormalanon 
shall be inadmissible without great labor in cleaning fash, 
cutting wood, and carrying water. 

15, Coons shall be counted lawful game. 

III No sou" -hall be. snug or story told, that could bring a 
blush to the cheek of the most modest Red Man present, (and 
for the purpose of enforcing this rule Parker shall be. counted 
-„1„. 'must m.-l.-t Jb.-.i Man present.l 

17 When King Phillip hangs his pantaloons over a limb, no 
one shall put turtle heads or eels in the pockets thereof. 

IS. The "fun of the thing" is known only to linn who does 
his share of the work. He who shirks shall know no happi- 
ness, nor shall the fastidious man catch tish. 

in It is likewise ordained and established that while we are 
in camp, and there's plenty to eat, every one shall eat when 
he's hungry, and drink when he's dry, and to his tidiest capa- 
city, so far as is consistent with the safety of his buttons. 
Which every man must sew on for himself. 

NoTB.-Some of the foregoing rules may seem to be inconsistent 
with each other, hut ...-can mevh-re had any Ian- n-hich requires a 
Red Man to be uncomfortable. He is his own judge of law, and may 
obcy that which suits him best. 

OiniRD, Kan. 


I HAVE been here since the 30th of May, and have been 
running around sightseeing among "those wondrous, 
gigantic formations, by far too stupendous to undertake any 
description of in a short letter or even in one of many pages, 
for in reality no pen picture, photograph or stereoscope 
can do half justice to the reality. 1 have spent some days 
along the banks of the surpassingly beautiful Rio Grande. 
casting the fly to the speckled beauties of its rushing, limpid 
torrents, with almost unlimited success. From this place 
below for ten or fifteen miles the fishins is reasonably good. 
But the best fishing is above, and higher up among the 
mountains better, and up so high as Wagon Wheel Gap, and 
even up thirty miles above the Gap still very much better. 
Up in Antelope Park, sixty miles above this, i't is only a two 
hours' task to catch your sixty or seventy, and even one hun- 
dred pounds. I was up only "ten miles above Del Norte, on 
the 15th inst., with two other gentlemen, and in six hours 
caught 180, many of them weighing three and three and a 
half pounds each. The road up the Rio Grande is beautiful 
for buggy or wagon, with a railroad up nearly to the Gap, 
a ad the balance, all the way up to Antelope' Park, a nice 
smooth road for any kind of vehicle. 

The trout are as fine game fish as their coneeners of the 
Hyannis or any other part of America. The only objection, 
to the sport is that anybody will be allured into the sin of 
killing too many, and more than they ought to kill at a time. 
They arc being caught in great quantities by the market fish- 
ermen for the Denver market. They get forty-live to fifty 
cents per pound in Denver, and there are thousands shipped 
by express on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. 

R. T. 

Del Norte, Col. , July 25. 


I FOUND the "white bass" at the mouth of Grand River, 
Mich., to be the ordinary silver bass of the Northern 
lakes; and the day I spent, at Grand Haven taking them, 
although cool and blustery, was a very enjoyable one. not 
on account of the number of bass I took, but the novelty of 
the scene and the. valuable information I received added 
additional pleasure to the. day's sport. These silver bass 
appear at the mouth of, and some distance up, the Grand 
River generally, about the first week in June, but this season 
they were a full month late, owing to the cool weather and 
continued storms. They arc taken with minnow bait in the 
same manner that black' bass are caught, from the long piers 
extending into Lake Michigan at the mouth of the river or 
from a boat allowed to gently drift with the current. They 
appear in schools, it seems, and when one is taken it is safe 
to expect more. I found them bold and lively fighters, and 
those I look weighed from one quarter to one pound. I had 
but about au honr's sport with them, as they suddenly ceased 
biting; and going to other grounds tried the alack bass with 
but poor success. 

I learned from one of the fishermen at Grand Haven that 
the shad planted in Grand River at Lansing about eight 
years ago, have showed themselves. My informant, one 
ffehdweod, who supplies the boarders of the. Cutter House 
at Grand Haven with minnow bait, told me a year since he 
caught several iu his minnow seine that weighed a pound. 
I was also told by a fisherman by the name of Weasel (a Hol- 
lander) that he had also taken similar fish. I am satisfied of 
the truth of these statements, for I took great care iu making 
further inquiry on the subject, and the story was in every 
case verified. ' This should lead to further experiments of 
planting the young of fish which ascend our tide -water 
streams from their salt-water home to spawn. I also heard 
of a salmou weighing five pounds having been caught last 
summer by a man by the name of A. Fischer, of Grand 
Haven, ft was taken in his gill net, which was set for lake 
trout. Whether this fish was a "land-locked salmon" or 
not, I was not able to learn, for none knew the latter fish. 
The natives of Grand Haven are somewhat surprised at the 
appearance of eels in the Grand River. They were never 
known to have been caught before, and I was told by John- 
son, who keeps the rowboat slip tit the steamboat wharf, that 
they wire new to him. These eels have only shown them- 
selves in the last year. The notes I give may prove inter- 




r pHE question of the game qualities of the carp has often 
Jl arisen since their introduction into America, hut no 
one seems to have fished for them enough to entitle him to 
speak positively regarding their wariness and lighting quali- 
ties. The old English writers speak of it as a game fish, and 
it was one of Walton's favorites; but the German carp is an 
improved variety, much superior iu growth and table quali- 
ties to the English tish, which is a scaled carp. Knowing 
thai many of our readers arc interested in the possibilities of 
carp angling, we take the following from the Loudon Field: 

In answer to "Moss Pool," one of the best and most cer- 
tain methods of killing large carp is as follows: Carefully 
bait a spot for a week or so every evening with semi-boiled 
potatoes. Have a strong stiff rod with plenty of line on the 
winch, and at theendof the line a yard and a half of salmon 
gut The hook should be a medium-sized triangle, carefully 
covered with potato. A small bullet a yard or so from the 
hook, and a small cork four yards from the hook, and the 
tackle is complete. Throw but this bait over the place pre- 
viously baited. Keep the rod out of sight and a little slack 
line on the bank. Patience is thenall that is required. The 
carp must be allowed to take the cork quite out of sight 
before struck.— A. J. D. Chapman. [We have known large 
carp killed iu this way, but the bottom must be raked clear 
of weed first.— Ed.] 

In reply to "Moss Pool," I may say that the tackle for 
carp should be made out of very fine gut, stained to the 
color of the water, with a hook about the size of No. S, 
and a float made of quill, so weighted that only the tip lies 
above the surface of the water. The bait I use is sweet 
paste, made by mixing bread crumbs with honey and a little 
gin, and kneading it till of the proper consistency. Blue- 
bottle flies, ripe cherries, green peas boiled in sugar, JarviE, 
[Tains, worms, green gentles, and grasshoppers arc some- 
times used as bait.— J. W. Williams. 

"Moss Pool" in Notes and Queries on Angling last week, 
asks how to catch carp. Some years ago, when living iu 
the Midlands, I had access to a large pond in a gentleman's 
park where there were plenty of these fellows ranging from 
21b. to 71b. . and many a fine basket full of them did 1 take 
home while yet iu my teens. Sometimes, by baiting over 
iu>ht, t have caught '801b. weight before breakfast the next 
morning. I found the best baits to be small red worms 

August 8, 1882 | 



found in drv earthy dunghills, rolled up like a bull, and va 
rious kinds of pftste, DOW bread, white or brown, worked iu 
the hands until stiff, also dough sweetened with a little honey 
or sugar. I have taken them with green peas, and smai] 
round balls of the green silk weed, so common in ponds 
during the summer. But the waters which I fished were 
generally discolored, which was favorable to success. It 
may be that the waters fished by "Moss Pool" are clear, and 
low. with cold hard water, aud'elay bottom. If so, I fear 
he has a problem to solve, as I have ever found them very 
difficnlt to capture under such circumstances. If there are 
any wdterliHes iu the pond, let him suspend two or three 
nice little wriggling small worms over the side of one of the 
large leaves, and they may be lured in this way. Jfx. Fran- 
cis in his book on angling, recommends a small boiled po- 
tatoe. which 1 should .say is a very likely bait, but 1 have 
not yet had the opportunity of trying it. It should be used 
on small treble-brazed hook, put on with an ordinary bait 
needle, and tbe points of the hook duly imbedded and out 
of sight. A good 10ft. eane-built rod" with upright rings 
should be used. This will permit fishing some distance 
from the. shore, and, as the carp is the shyest of all our 
fresh water fish, the float should be one of the fiuest soose- 
quills. For hooks I prefer the unjapannrd Carlisle round 
bend.— Thomas Footi. 

Sydenham Lake. Ontario. — While spending a short 
season some sixteen miles back of Kingston. Ont., a friend 
Invited us to enjoy part of a day fishing on Sj denhurn Lake. 
Ab we were stopping about a mile from the hike, it was 
agreed that we should come to the foot of the lake early the 
following morning. The man with the boat was awaiting 
our coming when we reached the lake at 7:30, and with din- 
ner basket and trolling spoons we set off up the east shore. 
Will, Clarence and your humble correspondent completed 
the trio. This whoie section of Ontario is full of lakes, 
manv of which arc veiv small, covering but a few acres. 
while others extend for several miles. Most of the lakes 
have bold, rocky shores, which are generally covered with 
dense growth of' spruce, cedar, and pine, with some hard 
woods. BUOh as birch, mapla, bass wood, and ash, The 
water of most of tbe lakes is very deep, and so clear that 
the bottom can be plainly seen at a depth of from ten to 
twenty feet. The different lakes have different kiud of fish, 
such as rock bass, large and sniall-moulh black bass, musku- 
longe, salmon, pike, pickerel and eels. The only fish in 
Sydenham Lake arc pike and black bass, and these 'grow to 
very good size. We went up to the head of the lake and 
through a creek about half a mile long to Eel Lake, which, 
though not so large as Sydenham Lake, Is a good place for 
black bass, and also contains a few pike. Our trip back 
was not as successful as going up, but getting back to the 
starting point we, counted onr fish and found that we had 
thirteen pike, varying in size from twenty to twenty-four 
inches, and eight bass of from two to four pounds weight, 
In all, we had fish enough to last a family tor several days. 
Almost everv dav are to be seen parties of two or three out 
in small boats trolling, A number of Americana are now 
boarding in the village at foot of the lake, enjoying tlie fine 
trolling and boating to be had up and down "the chain of 
lakes Unit extend several miles back. Board can be had iu 
Loughboro' at very reasonable rates. Any party wishing to 
spend a few weeks should bring their boat with them, or at 
least tiring one from Kingston. The farmers and settlers 
are a good class of fairly intelligent people, and will give 
sportsmen reliable information concerning the best places 
for fish and name generally. — SHtrriiAit-BozxAi (Dugdale, 
Pa., .July 2bVi8H2.)~ 

Tennessee Notes.— There has been almost too much 
rain lately for good fishing in this portion of the State, al- 
though those who were fortunate enough tostrike the streams 
before becoming too muddy had fine sport. Charlie Curry. 
who has just returned from the mountains of East Tennessee, 
gives glowing accounts of the speckled trout fishing up 
there. He was out several times with Major Hatty Hefts, 
formerly of the Nashville .!&»««, which is of' itself a 
guarantee of good sport, because a more scientific and iudus- 
trious angleCthau the Major cannot be found anywhere, 
Charlie savs that so abundant are these beautiful fish that 
hardly docs the fly strike water than it is gobbled up by one of 
them. I hear of some superb fish being taken out of tlie Cum 
berland River at points in the mountains above navigation 
these waters are entirely exempt from the evil of pot fisher- 
men, and bass grow there to great size. Col. Geo. F. Aken 
and Col. Griffith, President of the Kentucky Pish Commis 
sion, propose making these secluded regions a visit shortly, 
and then we will hear of marvelous fish and still more mar- 
velous adventures. Col. Akers has secured from a Scotc! 
nobleman traveling in this country a novel reel, which, bv 
the. aid of a small electric battery carried upon the person, it 
said to denote the size and character of the fish biting at the 
hook, which is attached to it. If this is really so, the days 
of fabulous fish stories and unhidden monsters of the deer 
are numbered. — J. D. H. 

Two Ska Serpents. — A Montreal correspondent furnishes 
the following from a local paper regarding the Ay liner Lake 
serpent: "We have been favored with a full description of 
the monster captured, not at the Chats, but in Aylrner Lake 
on Saturday last. Its full measurement is 18 feet 9 inches 
from end to eHd. The diameter at the thickest part is over 
a foot and half, and at no part does it measure less iliau a 
foot. A peculiarity that was not observed at the time of 
the capture is the presence of a large number of excrescences 
protruding from its body r at various distances of from 2 to 3 
inches to as many feet. It is almost impossible to detect the head 
from the tail, although at one end the two large knobs, covered 
with a film of a bright and shining appearance. bear the appear- 
ance of what might HE the monster's eyes. It is covered with a 
thick hide, closely resembling the bark on a sawlog. In 
fact it was a sawlog 'only that aud nothing more!'" And in 
the Ska. of this city we find this: "It's a trifle early for the 
seu serpent, but* if things got very dull 1 reckon we 
could persuade one to appear opposite any hotel you might 
pick out, My brother's the man to toil you about sea serpents. 
Years ago we fished at Cape May, ami one day a spruce 
looking chap came up and says to my brother Phineas— Fin 
they ealled him — 'Fin' says he, 'what do you suppose it's 
worth to me to have a genuine sea serpent appear off my 
hotel?' Fin was a man of a few words, and said that $5*0 
ought to cover the whole thing. The queerest thing about 
it was that three mornings after that a sea serpent did appear 
off the hotel owned by that man. All the boarders saw it, 
the Philadelphia papers were full of it, aud a train came down 
in the afternoon bringing a big crowd, and lots of people tried 

to hire boais to go out, but yon couldn't get a boat or a man 
for love or money. Some of the men said they had families, 
others didn't like the looks of the critter, aud so it went, oil 
until the secoud day when the Serpent disappeared. Fin 
never said anything only to mention that it was curious how 
things happen just after you have been thinking about it. 
About a month later I went up into Fin's loft after some 
thing, and there was that identical snake. Pin had taken ti 
lot of wired shoots that they used aboard ship and sewed 
them together, stuffed them out with barrel hoops, tarred 
the whole thing black, painted white eyes on it, and put on a 
mane of jute. It was about 150 feet 'long, and a hundred 
yards away looked just like a bif Snake. He towed it off 
and anchored it a mile out in front or the hotel the night 
before, and in the mean time the hotel man hired all the 
boats for two days, so that no one could get out to it. It 
was a big thing. ' I know an old gentleman that, often speaks 
about it. I tried to tell him about it once, but it wasn't any 
use. He'd seen it himself and you couldn't fool him." 

LlGST \s. Ht.vvv Rods.— 'When Mr. Geo. W. Van Siclen 
appeared in print with the evident intention of raising Dr. 

Hensliall's hair. I felt that any fair-minded man teal a call 
to the front. What is it thai Mr. Van Siclen finds fault 
with'? The worthy Doctor starts by telling his readers thai 
he is a "great stickler for extreme* lightness in rods when 
compatible with strength and action." "Anything wrong 
with that?" 1 think not— good, sound sense I call it. I 
presume that Mr. Van Siclen kuows that to obtain the best 
results his line in weight should bear a certain proportion to 
the conditions of his rod. How light a line would he use 
with his four-ounce rod, aud what/would he have done with 
it on that morning at Niagra Palis when Frank Arrowsrnith 
cast seventy-one feet, under the conditions of the heavy 
wind that was blowing'.' Mr. Van Siclen thinks the Doctor 
prefers to "thrash around" with a . ten-onnce rod. Imam tie 
a light rod fast to a live-pound bass! Most likely there 
would be some of the most uucontrohible "thrashing around" 
there that he ever saw. Mr. Van Siclen compares billiard 
cues v, it h fly rods. Perhaps it is just. In long fly-casting 
the same accuracy and power or control cannot be 'obtained 
with a six-ounce rod as with an eight or nine-ounce. This 
rule applies equally well. T think, after the fish is hooked. 
Look it over, Mr. Van Siclen, and see if there be not a grain 
of truth in it.— Ruobv. 

LAitOK-MOCTitKO Bass in Florida.— The Sumterville 
(Fla.) limes of July 21 says: "Mr. S. W. Corley, of OUa- 
humkee, brought into our office on Saturday last the head of 
a trout that weighed 1,3$ lbs. He caught oiie the day before 
that weighed -tij lbs. after it was perfectly dry.'" Fair 
specimens. "What say all of you?" — At. Fresco, 

Bio Pike.— Bellows Falls, Vt.. July 20.— A pike was 
taken out of the Connecticut, at this place, last evening, 
which weighed fourteen and a half pounds, tlie largest this 
season.— F. C. E. 



A1TE print the following letter from Mr. D. T. Church, 
\ V manufacturer of menhaden oil and guano. Tiverton, 
R. I. : 

Editor Farexl and Stream— In your issue of July 13 you 
have an article in regard to the* destruction of food fishes 
which is incorrect. Please insert in vour paper the inclosed 
article. There is one error you will do a favor to correct. 
Prof. Band's estimate of destruction by bhiefish is fifteen 
hundred million barrels in four months instead of one hun- 
dred and fifty millions. 

Providing your sporting friends wish to learn the fact that 
as a whole the menhaden purse seiners don't catch food fish 
enough to supply the men on the steamers and at their 
factories, they can dosobygoimr on board of the steamer 
George W. Humphrey for a month or more and learn by per- 
sonal observation. 

As I understand it, you and all your patrons are for right 
and truth. If so, you are wide "from the right in your 
position in regard to the purse seine fishery. Why should 
not the harvests of the sea be reaped by improved machinery as 
well as the harvests of the f ami i 

As we look at it, and we are prepared to make it good 

argument, your position in regard to tl 
improved methods of taking fish is the 
want all railroads discontinued and 

stage coaches. 

fisheries and the 

> as the men who 

and to go back to the old 

D. T. Church. 
lid referred to: 
le of the 11th, that fisher- 
ed in the rnacki 

aiteh r 



icuts to 

facturing them into 
oil and .guano, is not true, for the reason that no steamer is 
being fitted to take mackerel for that purpose. We are 
offered for mackerel as they are taken from the water S3 per 
barrel, and the market value of a barrel of mackerel, after 
being rendered into oil and guano, is -St per barrel. 

"People, other than practical fishermen often get excited ' 

regard to tith: for tnstan 
during the last period of scai 
New England. He read a 1 
Fish and (fame Association r 
catching mackerel iu purse 

Shebnak Kieli 
of li 

■el c 

i that mood 


soast of 


iking a but 

i discontinued. 

never would be any r 

s to catch unless that i 
William Stowe 

._. Net and Twine Company of Bost , 

know something of the ebb and flow of sea fish, got excited 
also, and he preached, with the fervor of Mahomet, to the 
effect that t-akiug mackerel with purse seines had destroyed 
that fishery. I heard him make the statement in November. 
1875, that.' in his opinion, there never would be another 
niakerel purse seine made in the United States In the light 
of the last three years' mackerel fishery, it, is shown that their 
excitement was uncalled for, and it is also shown how Utile 
they knew of what they were talking about. As to the as- 
sertion that steamers have broken up and driven off the men- 
haden, it is worth just l as much as Hich's and Stowe's state- 
ment in 1878 that the. mackerel purse seines had destroyed the 
mackerel. It is a fact, well known to all who have taken the 
pains to study the history of fish that five and multiply in the 
sea, that they Have periods of being plenty and scarce, and 
that man, tibia puny efforts of capture, is as nothing In com- 
parison with the destruction by bhiefish, sharks, bonitas and 
Other fish of prev. Prof. Baird estimates that the bluelish in 
four months destroy on the coast of New England 15u.0U0,000 
barrels of fish. When we add to the above the destruction 
by sharks, whulc-s, etc., and add to that the whole coast from 
Maine to Mexico, and take twelve mom lis' destruction instead 
of four, we see that man's influence is about the same as a 
fly's would be in trying to stop the steamer Bristol's ongino 

by lighting on the end of her walking beam when it was run- 
ning wide open, with all the steam the law allowed.. 
_ . Daniel T. CHtracn." 

[The impression which wo have formed of this husine== is 
that while bhiefish are often let out of the purse nets because 
they cut the net so as to render it useless, other food fishes 
are retained. These fishes would, of course, be worth more. 
in market than lor oil, but the steamer is not bound for 
market, aud by the time of her return with her catch. the fish 
are past the marketable condition. Our article, was based on 
a report from Massachusetts papers that the Rhode Island 
steamers were being especially nued out for a foray upon the 

position of V. 'ill:'. I •!: ,,,,■ , ,,, ,, il,i, „ ,,,.[ j,-,,-, - , 

publish the Eollowin ram I ic Cap&Ann Advertiser, an able 
paper published in the interest of the commercial fisheries at 

, Ma: 

A statement has been published in the Boston papers from 
gentlemen interested in the fish od and guano business assert- 
ing that the idea of catchiu:: :n .,-k.- i ,--! e t • >:I and mann pur- 
poses is preposterous, from the fad that mackerel are worth, 
as they are. taken from the water. $3 per barrel, while the. 
market value of a barrel of nek - r - having been con- 

verted into oil and guano is only SI. 

"We trust, that this statement is correct, and if so there will 
be no tears of diverting this valuable fish from its legitimate 
channel, that ot affording a nutricious and highly palatable 
food, which has bee, une staple in many families who regu- 
larly lay in their half -barrel, quarter-barrel, or kit of mack- 
erel as a part of their winter's provisions. These srentlemen 
"scout the idea that man's best efforts can have any percept- 
ible effect in reducing the quantity of fish in the ecean. " We 
wish that we coidd agree with them; but in our humble 
opinion a fleet of steamers such as have followed the men- 
haden, pursuing that of the maek-rei fishery, intent on tilling 
up the steamers, irreeardlcss of having to stop to dress or 
market the catch, but just turn them into the hold, taking 
them to port in bulk and bailing them out again, would so 
harass the sensitive mackerel that they would soon follow hi 
the wake of the menhaden, seeking other waters where they 
could be free from their pursuers."] 

B ABITS OF BLACK BASS.— While in Grand Rapids, Mich. , 
during my late vacation, I was informed by Dr. Parker, of 
the state Fish Commission, and a Mr. Hall, of that city, of a. 
new feature in the habits of the black bass during spawning 
time, which had come under the notice of those gentlemen 
It that of the nest building of these fish within two or three 
feet of the surface in ten and fifteen feet of water Mr. Hill 
told me he had frequently observed at the head of some 
lakes and ponds in Michigan, a collection of ring moss and 
other vegetable ma tier, placed with apparent design on the 
top of brush heaps which rested on the bottom of the lake 
and extended nearly to the. surface of the water. Not know- 
ing what they were he made a critical examination and found 
them always guarded by the bass which had constructed the 
nest in the same manner in which they protect I heir ordinaiv 
nests made iu the bed of the stream or pond. In many ease's 
the nests would be throe or four feet iu diameter and larger 
than the top of the brush pile on which they rested This 
habit ot the bass I have never heard of before, 'and both Mr. 
Hill and Dr. Parker confessed they had never seen an account 
of it published. It may tie. some of your correspondents 
know of it and cau give further light oh the subject. May it 
not. be that some peculiar character of the bed of these bodies 
of water where the nests are found renders it impossible for 
the spawn of the fish which inhabit them to properly develop 
if deposited there, and the nest building is resortcd'to to aid 
in a better or more speedy hatching of the eggs ? Perhaps 
more, sunlight is wanted. 1 am at a loss to give a better ex- 
planation of the matter.— Homo. 

BLACK BASS FOR ENGLAND.— London, July 11.— Among 
the pleasant acquaintances made here— those interested in 
fishculture and angling— I have been very much gratified bv 
the kindness and hospitality of Mr. R. B. Marston, editor of 
the Fishing Gazette, whom I first met at the Society of Arts 
recently, on which occasion he read a very interesting paper 
on artificial propagation of coarse risk: there was a large at- 
tendance of anglers from the ia> different Anclni- Societies 
of London aud vicinity — Edward Birkbeek. M I' presiding 
Mr. Marston exhibited a drawing of the apparatus, describ- 
ing an exceedingly feasible plan for securing spawn of perch, 
bream and other fishes 'whose eggs adlvre to brush or grass) 
thus enabling them to be transported and placed in suitable 
water in order to be hatched. Mr. Marston's paper was re- 
ceived with a good deal of enthusiasm. The people here seem 
to be unfamiliar with the abundance of gu me lish in our own 
country; Bueh as trout, salmon, black bass, therefore it is 
strange that it should seem desirable to hatch fish of this 
kiud, which afford little sport in their capture and are not 
good food fishes. I was invited to speak upon the subject of 
black bass: the ambries, -v.-, ; _r,v.r!v interested and unani- 
mously adopted my . suggestion that steps should be speedily 
taken towards stocking the vast extent of waters in the 
country now deficient in game fish, especially of such as our 
famous black bass. George Shecard Page. 



""•"KTT.-We have received Census Bulletin 

e statistics of the fisheries of New Uainp- 

1 and Connecticut, prepared by G. Brown 

A. Howard ( 
series of thre 
persons empk 
value to the ti 
Table I. show: 
and a 


of fishery 
nt. The i 

ligation, and 
'port comprises a 
ril the number of 
invested, and the 
various products. 
?w Hampshire 414 

Rhode Isla 
capital, ; 


of the product i 

the product is •SSsvj.fJlo. The 
wn iu Tabic III,, employ 3.131 
and the value of tbe product 

MICHIGAN NOTES.— I have learned through Mr. V. Wil- 
son, of White Pigeon, that the whitelish put into dingers 
Lake by the fish eommissiouers of tin's State have lately 
shown themselvL-s, uid several have been taken in minnow' 
seta s r wi ighiug ten pounds The sdver eels, also planted in 
Michigan water.-, from Pennsylvania streams, seem to have 
thrived, but whether They have reproduced is another ques- 
tion. Those that are frequently taken from fla .ends, lakes 
and creeks, where they were deposited ill very young stage 
if growth, may he the. original fish of increased size. Dr. 
'arker. of Grand Rapids. Mich., wishes me to slate lo you 
hat i]-<- -rout fry deposited in the Southern Michigan streams, 
There the fish were never known to have been, are thriving 
i-.eely and doing as well as the listi placed m more northern 
raters. The bass fishing on the fiats of toe Detroit River is 
■spondent has been having a full share 

GROWTH OP TROUT.— Ripon. Wis. —Mr. Cody took two trout 
from out Silver Cre"b. weigh!!' j r a:el '." cunds respect- 
ively. One was 17 inches loi randfh oil >r h. , ic h. 
first week iu July. The stream was stocked with I'm in 
April, 188(1 Pretty rapid growth,— A. O. 

"A uniform" or "an uniform." Regardless of which is correct, the 
Ksterbrook Steel Peu Oouipauy will attll go oil making peas ..i 
formly good (ruality The, stationers have them. - J.<< i> 



[AtroTjBT 3, 1883, 

lie §pmul 

April 3, *, 5 and (I. 1883. Western Penuaylvanin Poultry Society's 
Tilth Annual Rom-It Show, Pittsburgh, Pa. Entries for the I'.ench 
Show Derby, lor English setters whelped on m- after Jfarch 1, !8Rd, 
close December 1. isS; Clns LiucciliT, Superintendent I, K. Stay- 
led Btttl'J . V 1 !■ -pi it-ri v l.'itv, Pa. 

C '..i 
Members' Stake, Noi 
Hen YQr'k, Secretary. 
December i -Hattonal Americ 

Grand .(miction, Trim. 1), Pits 
1,1! >,i- H I irleans Qi 

bj>b, La. Entries cloaa Deoembe 

li tiB I 11 

rbydose July 1. For the \ll- 
r I, i\ x. Hall, P. 0. Bos m, 

itU I I lUl field Trials ,.n iiii.ul, 

•mplii-.. Term., Secretary. 
" Field Trials or Quail. Opclou- 
.1. Iv. Remind, Secretary; New 
> close lieeeuiber 1. 


Editor Fari'xl and Stream: 
The most pronounced feature in "Seuex's" lette; 

consistency to the wind*) to Oharactertee. They are, accord- 
ing to hira, in one breath, "a worthless sat of pug-nosed, 
igged Jumbo-likc specimens," and iu the next he 
speaks of the "long head and snipy nose of the nondescript." 
In my Jotter to von of the 3d inst., published in your issue 
of loth idem! T endeavored to show the eonstruetiou that the 
American Cooker Club standard bears to my mind, and I am 

curious to know how many spanii I bra ders take a different 
view ol" it. "Sonex" calls it a "false and pernicious standard,* 1 
causing "foul and wicked injustice, and a blot, a scandal and 
a bntnine disgrace to the name of the cocker spaniel." 

Now 1 would like "Senex," whom 1 know to be an honor- 
able and just man in intention, calmly and dispassionately to 
follow me while 1 try to show him how the- best, specimen of 
the black field spaniel exhibited at, Cleveland, according to 
or iudf tent, would come out if measured andweighedas 
\lb a field spaniel he made, the very high cor 

d ask "Senex" to read in 
cription of the points as 

fJenerai ap] i ina ni s . .vimnetrr.. 


!".■ as. 

Neck anri shoulders.. 


1 rt-tiKtb 

bears and !'. • • 
Tail. , 

Deduct negaliv. 


- -.-ore of Benedict ns a cocker V> 

As "Senex" was present at the judging of the spaniels in 
Cleveland, it will probably (rive him Id He trouble to recall 
the onli entry in ola=s :17— No. 189, the Bornell Spaniel club's 
Flirt. She was there entered a- a QcM spaniel, b ■•.■ati--. being 
very fat and heavy with pup. her weight precluded her from 
competing in the small class: but properly shown, she is a 
capital type of cocker, and -would., barring her rather plain 
bead, make a very high score under the cocker standard. It 
would have shown much bett-i m the Hornell 
Club had they entered P.aroness, No. I'll), in the field spaniel 
cJasB, having added, as nm>h1 easily have been done, an ounce 
or two to her weight; and Flirt as a cocker, of which, as I 
said before, she is a good specimen. 

I find it necessary in order r<; make my meaning unmistak- 
able thus to refer 'to dogs that nave been publicly exhibited 
and criticised in the sporting papers, as being the shortest 
and most easily understood method of explanation. 

I hope I have succeeded in making it clear that, according 

to inv lights, the A. C. C. Standard docs no' (It the modern 

i spaniel and thai his powers in 

an entirely wrong direction, and setting up imaginary bogies 

to keep himself occupied in knocking down. 

Having purposely refrained from following ".Senex" into 
any discussion on the comparative merits of the cocker and 
field spaniel, about which every man is entitled to his own 
opinion. I will close, bv telling him that he. will find among 
his f-dlow-m-mb rs of the American Cocker Spaniel Club, 
thoroughly true and staunch friends of the handsome little 
dog, and plenty of room for exerting his iuMuence, both by 
pen .Hid example, in furthering the true interests of the 

Br 1. .r. F. Kirk, 

Secretary American Cocker Spaniel Club. 

Tonoxro, July 23, 1882. 

Editor Fnrext and Stream: 

:ain treats us to one of his lughflown appeals on 
lie- i iiesiion. I do not propose to answer his very 

u-il.-l statement and erratic assertion, because it would take I think, however, that I have 
. ...,, which the whole .,r his heart break in- 
ad to that I will confine my attention: 

•■I, ih me cocker to be divested of his prerogatives 

and to I. • . uded from our bench show.- because 

a [i vs int. .-;d p.-rsons ,| mean in connection with the 
eock.r entirely} have seen fit to foist upon the community a 
worthless sat of pug-nosed, crooked-legged. Jumbodikc speci- 
mens of the black dog, and call them by the euphonious title 

ol . 

.— genuine cocker has been especially | 
each of the bench shows held tli 
ioipro. ement on any prerogatives liithcn 

■iv kn 

Niven'f r.l.-.ok l:-.-- mi, ' 

beWs Zulu, and t In- Hornell Sp: 

Beatrice, Madge and ! . 

Niv, n'. pan'. Zllhl, Bl 

but 11. atricc and Plied: I '.ess at I 

right down to facts' now, and I a 

la- s aw had a pu nose, or wasc 

rirhatevei that may mean. Yoi 

from tiro— be, has no 

"Hen''-x'' wants to make out that the field spaniels are 
shown as cookers, and though, he- knows just as well a 1 do 
ire not he harps on this string continually. A 
,.,.„,. i.o'he wrote a loi atom Hie New Vork show, although 
l'„. was..,,: lused the Lachine Kennel Club of 

Altowing Benedict as a cocker, und when brought to task 
replied personally to the olub, saying he had been misled, was 
very >on v for having made such a mistake, and would at 

once write to the paper in which the statement appeared. 
li]-- to the present date, however, his promised letter ol Bor 
icctioti has yet to appear, Now he goes otf on the same 
•■on,-'. , misstatements with regard to Cleveland and the 
shows of this vear. The first case might have been a mis- 
take, what is the second? 

We will,- pp. -■■ in.". K'li. lii !'■-' 'Hack Prince, 

Su irs were shown as cockers. Which of them 

has '■ (Vhich '-li'i:.;. exc fitibn of Success, has 

Crooked legs and which Is .Jumbodikc; (Jive us facts, "Senex," 

i' "I ■■ ' i so come dow u with your correction, 

backing on by was "i P. 8. the ore- promised lastyearin the 
ease oTBenedi b. 

"What is the matter with igeuej " 
had put to me. several line - . i 

the trouble is, thai hi Is i present a d 
Last Febrner he as] id have hie u.-m 
ber of the Cocker Club. It was done 
3 i I "i no further step in the matter 
York show, when, in response to a fr 

fromMr. Kirk the p - 

bership and said all sorts of irood thing 
mouiotis working, cic. Tie i ., 

land, and failing to get a mentio i fo: i 




lejtion I have 

ipearaa. ah 

,-• d exhibitor. 

e was elected. 

after the New 


yetted his metn- 

thc club, har- 


If his exhibits, 

1 the standard. 

uclusions from 

1 li r, 

. abi 

id. i want bo pin h... 

b of the black cockers 

nub., like, 

a expect, an 

■ to give short of an 

thing to write appeals 
i ' set support from cocker breeders who are content to 
bide by the. present club, wlik-h ha-, in its one year of exist- 
ttce, hod. the schedules revised itnd put in shape, and given 
15 in prizes. The ch.'o ...;.--.....;, ,o i,, second year of existence 
•ith u balance m the treasury, and let me. say that at the 

nnual meeting. there ... a ittempt made to alter or 

mend the present standard. Yours respectfidly, 

Jas. Watson. 


POL LOW INI J is the full text .of the late Ohio decision de- 
termiiig the status of dogs as property iu that State. 
The decision will be received with great satisfaction by all 
rs of valuable dogs in Ohio, and by every one who is 
■Sted in securinii better protection for these animals. 
The decision is as follows : 

Tli- State of ( IbiO vs. Michael Mornn. In the Probate Court: 
At the July criminal term of this court the said Michael 
Moran was tried and coir, iefed for stealing a Scotch terrier 
dog, the property of one- Charles Asmusand of the value of 
sii: and thereupon the deferid mt, by his counsel, moved 

arrest of jutk nn-i 
dog was not la re e 
support of his mo 
Supreme Court, it 
St. Hep. 4110. The 

hority authorizing them tq 
stealing of a dog. 

"he statu'" ander which this dej 
Swan .& CiilchflBld, sections , ■• i 

to be the stealing of i i 

tela The curt says in passing 
words "goo I: and dial l.els" have 

whon these same words are used i 
dcfiiiiia: larc.-nv, il follows that tli 
■tood as embracing docs, and fo 

heir views the court further say 
.-.■.:,. held at common law to iie t 
the- were held not to be the subi 
'•, it was necessary to .-.ularge c 
the stealing or malici-aislv destroy 

,,,,," manner and to the same 


The opinion of lie- .-..•,. 
to this amendment defining Ian 

;, bv hi 

und that the stealing of a 
3 Of Ohio. The counsel, in 
u a decision made by our 
■ State vs. Lvmas, aB Ohio field that the stealing of 
i law, and not: marl" so by 

ay of a clog was such an 
ount (o a civil injury, but 
f found 

: fare 

' thi 

1e is found in 
?fiiies larceny 
ids and chat- 
se that these 
I well-defiued 
ice dogs, and 


i fori 


to make 
ible in the. 
goods and 



as: That prior 
bonds, bilk or 
being included 
n- unchanged. 
the stealing of 

The statute under which 
So 'has been rejiealed, and 

■ only statute "ii the. sub- 
vised'Statutes. and it de- 
nt hiit: of value shall be 

■ sold of the stealing o: 
of b.nds, bills or ,,ot -s. These are not named ii 

this statute, and from this is it to be inferred that then 
is no law in Ohio by which the offender can be punished 
■who steals bills or notes: This will hardly be presumed. 

"c. i;s.„-, of'the L, 
err shall steal a 
." Nothing is he 


t he case of Lym 

The court in thai 
such a thing as [ 
from this that a 
court may have < 
i-is. they could I 
It mav not b, 
upon the ,„,- :io 
of i-'li-vinA'thei 
doubt as to the I: 

I lad 

the opinion that there was 
and it necessarily follows 
alii,-. Whatever doubt the 
i dog being goods and chat- 

Court, oi 


under th 


ports, vo 

steuling i 

i Dr. 

ceny. the 


found in 


rule beai 

e Dr. 

at the th 

w all 

They a 

i him 

nical. ani 

State with a statute similar to our owu that declares tho 
Scaling of a dog is Hot larceny. I therefore decide that a 
dog is property— a thing of value, and that the stealing of a 
dog in Ohio is larceny. The motion in arrest is therefore 

Alexander Hadden and J. P. Dawley, attorneys for the 
prosecution; Frank E. Dellenbaugh. attorney for defendant. 

Editor Forest, and Stream: 

A history of the Byron hounds, a strain of dogs so 
justly celebrated in tlxis section for indomitable energy, 
tender nose, unsurpassed speed and untiring -i" r . .... : 
to be interesting to all huntsmen. I have hunted - >V6! 
forty years with Myron hounds, and had ample opportunities 
to test then' value as red and gray foxhounds, and do not 
hesitate to say that they generally excel, as u ..lass, any other, 
I have hunted hounds fully their equal in many respects, but 

they were isolated and accidental cases, and i >1 m, 

tives of a class or strain. I think I should qualify this state- 
ment, for I have never seen nor hunted a hound that could 
maintain his character for ten consecutive clays as the 
Bvrons. They are without rivals both in gatneness and 

Old Byron I knew from his breaking to his death, which, 
by the by, occurred at my house in 1 837 of old age. When 
only a few years old I rode over him and his brother Rattler, 
in couple in my father's lawn, and mashed hi- right leg from 
his toes to the knee. The injury lasted his life, "and greatly 
disfigured that leg. But it did not impair his speed or power 
of endurance. Gen. P. B. Starke hunted the four original 
Byrons, owning two of them. "Pious Joems" (Col. James Cor- 
don of Pontotoc, Miss.) hunted both red and gray foxes with 
them when on a visit to me ten years ago this coming October. 
In a friendly letter to me of recent day, after expressing 
regrets that both of us must soon "hand in our checks/' he 
remarks, "Could I be satisfied that you and I would one day 
meet in a better land, mounted "on thoroughbreds, with 
Watchman in the lead of a pack of Byrons, after an old red, 
this world would not now be so attractive.'' 

Watchman, mentioned try -'Pious James," at the time of 
visit, headed rav pack, and was used in the stud bv rne up to 
his death. He was the lineal descendant of Old Byron and 
Rattler, two full and litter brothers, and the founders of the 
Byron strain of foxhounds. Broaduax's pack consists almost 
entirely of Byrons. and a more certain and reliable red or 
gray fox pack has never existed. His Telephone, full sister 
of inv Blunder and Plunder, is the mother of two Indigo-blue 
female pups sent the Hon. Jno. B. Kenna, of the House of 
Representatives, from West Virginia. He writes me (June 29) 
that "they have had a round after a red and acquitted them- 
selves, even at their early age, most creditably. Beauty (Bett- 
Loganl is what her name'implies, and is the largest of the four. 
Fancy (Fanny-Logan) is well grown, very graceful, active in 
her movements, and as quick as thought." I have jusi in 
two male indigo-blue Byron pups one """ -Trailer, the other 
Kate-Blunder)" to him. These two puppies are very line and 
extremely promising, and will at some future day equal the 
best of any other strain or will belie their ancestry. I have 
been thus particular so that all inquiring huntsmen may be 
enabled to form an estimate of the merits of the Bvrons of 
the post and of those of to-day. My "Roanoke 'Coon Hunt.'' 
in your issue of the 20th inst., has elicited a correspondence 
from Massachusetts to Georgia about, the uncalled tor Byron 
pups, which r take tins occasion to say I sliall not hold over 
longer than ten days for the parties originally ordering them. 
I hope their views of "business"' may by that time be suffi- 
ciently modified to notify me of their intentions. T. G. T. 

(iAsro:.-. N. 0. 

i understanding 

ccedingly tech- 
:id basis to rest 
dog at common 
Lead dog. This 

id. d to be 
ntry where 

Mr. Giltrap's red Lrish setter Garrvow 
Mr. Hilliard, who claimed that his nose 
with Garrvoweu turns up his nose a 
characteristic t-ir of the breed write- : 
Belfast News-Letter as follows: Sir— I 
above show, as published tu your issue 
stated that it was understood an object 
against me, alleging that my nose had 
It is a fact that in my masters absence, 
without any previous intimation to hi 
whom we both met at the Alexand 

nt Belfast Bog Show 

tested by 

had been tampered 

this, and with the 
o the editor of the 
i the report of tho 
,f th" •:::,] inst , it is 
an had been lodged 
ieen tampered with, 
from the show, and 
a from Mr. Hilliard, 
low tho week 

before, such an objection was lodged by Mr. Hilliard, the 
owner of the defeated Count (my brother) and Viscount 
Palmerston, his kennel companion. The committee of the 
show, having investigated the objection, after having got my 
nose examined by the veterinary surgeon, confirmed i!m 
awards of the judge, and thereby declared me entitled to 
"first prize" in the champion class for setters, and to "The 
Newry Challenge Cup," as being the best of all the sporting 
dogs or bitches in the show, and the Kewiy Challenge Cup is 
now convenient to my kennel. The origin of Mr. Hilliard's 
frivolous objection can only be accounted for by the fact that 
I had beaten mv brother. Count, in the champion class at 
ISelfost, as well as at the Alexandra Palace the week previous, 
and also had beaten his kennel companion, Viscount Palmer 
st on. for the Xe.wrv Challenge Cup; and, if the objection had 
been sustained, the double prize gained bv m. would p-obably 
have been given (as 1 suppose Mr. Hilliard thinks) to my 
brother and his kennel companion, as I believe it was for that 
purpose they were sent to the show as well as myself. In 
return for the £ 1 deposit winch Mr. Hilliard paid to deprive 
me of my honors, and which he has now forfeited, he has got 
the benefit of the opinion of a professional veterinary surgeon 
that my nose does not require to be tampered with to sustain 
mv reputation on the show bench gamed under different 
judges at the leading shows in the United Kin ,-dora, having 
won numerous prizes, including seven tirst p-i-/. -s. and beaten 
every other champion Irish red setter dog or bitch now living 
that has been exhibited against me. ,\> that "nosey" objec- 
tion has been circulated to my prejudice through the press, 
and as the unfavorable result to its originator has not got the 
same publicity, 1 trust this will be a sufficient apology for 
being troubled -with this communication by Garhvowkn, the 
champion Irish red setter. (Whitehall House Kennels, 26 
South Circular road, Dublin, June 3D,) 

L. L, on Thursday, July 20, from [if 

: Cl-i 

M I il 


some decision,- to be found in this 
i law rule is adhered to that there can be no lar- 

felonioush- taking and carrying away a dog, but 
o affirm that no decision can b, found in any 


medals, given by the W . K. C 
black and tan with a hold tri, 
of the best, and his loss will be 
friends, as wed as his owner, 
thy. ' -Peace to his ashes. " 

•ed by some 
iv of much 
the time of 
ithful eom- 


u's pleasure 
) the happy 

us always surrounded by 

lSSiland 18S1, for th- best 
scord. His disposition was 
atly deplored by his many 
i has our heartfelt sympa- 

Spratt's (log Imscuits, ,-ither bj cas- or retail; also Spratt's dog 
inati. mover's inai, c- cure. Steadinan's Ilea pou-ili>.r. ,vc ( MALI t> 

Atjgobt 3. 1882,] 





OUR illustration this week is of the lemon beltou English 
setter dog Plantagenet. owned hv Mr. J. H. Goodsofl, of 
New York. He was whelped Julv 16. 16*). and was bred by 
Mr. John C. Higgius, of Delaware City. Del. He is by Jus 
Dashing Monarch, out of Petrel, aud is of good size with lots 
of quality, riantagenet's fljst public appearance was at 
Bobm's Island la<,t November, where he ran in the Eastern 
Field Trials Derby. Although he was unplaced he completely 
won the hearts of the. gppcwltiOrs with his magnificent style 
and dash, bis wonderful speed, and the easy gracefulness of 
his movemonte. He also exhibited a first-class nose, com- 
bined with staunchness, giving promise of rare excellence in 
the field when ndded years and experience shall have wrought 
their perfect work. We add our report of the. heat run by 
him, believing, should nothing befall him, that we shall be 
called upon next, season to chronicle the results of more than 
One heat, in which he will participate. The following, from 
our issue of December 1, 1881, is a full description of the heat 


At 2:10 Plantagenet, owned by Mr. James H. Goodsell aud 
handled by Martin, and Royal Dale, owned by Mr. J. De. T. 
Blackstone. of Norwich. Conn., and handled by Mr. Barber, 
were cast off in the oak scrub west of the barn. Passing 
through the send) and around the briar patch into the open, 
Plantagenet was out loose and gave us an exhibition of his 
wonderful speed His style is also grand, and as he quartered 
the ground in front, with head high in air. his long, level. 
far-reaching stride and graceful turns brought exclamations 
ol wonder and praise fruiu the lips of the delighted spectators. 
Royal Dale, though a very good dog, as far as we could judge. 
had not much chance to display his quality, for Plantagenet 
cut out the work and committed all the faults. In tactile 
beat himself . He is a very high-strung dog. and has had but 
weeks' work, and Ids carnal desires occasionally got the 
better of his training; and then there was fun, for his chase 
means something; aud, as once or twice he broke away 
he gave us an exhibition that will long be remem- 
bered by those who saw him. Of course these perform- 
ances cannot be, permitted at Field Trials, but as we wit- 
nessed these displays, memory brought fresh before us fond 
recollections of two or three dearly lovod companions of our 
earlier days afield, whose youthful days were full of these 
wild escapades, and as we thought of the. many days of rarest 
sport that their riper years afforded us, from our heart we 
condoned the faults, and wore only sad that we could not call 
the magnificent creature all our own. When near the south 
shore, Royal Dale challenged and roaded a short distance and 
made a Hush. 

PlaQtagenet now took a hand, aud as both roaded up the 
gully, he mado a flush. Both moved on and Dale pointed: he 
soon started, but was charged by Barber, who appeared to 
be looking for the trail, as he kept well ahead or his dog. 
The birds were widely scattered, and were evidently running 
fart, as the scent was very poor even when close to the birds. 
Dale roading on for quite a distance, lost the trail, but soon 
found another in the briers, but the bird flushed wild. Both 
docs worked well for so bad cover, until Plantagenet, going 
at sjieed down wind, flushed a bird, for which he was not to 
blame; but his wild chase was, under the rules, vefcy repre- 
hensible, aud he was properly penalized. Working north, a 
bird was Bushed by Barber, who was again ahead. The dogs 
were then worked sonth to the little pond, and given a drink, 
then up the shore, when a bird was flushed by Martin, who 
was ahead this time. The handlers were now cautioned by 
the judges, and reminded that the dogs should be allowed to 
do the hunting. This caution was given none too soon, and 
was greatly heeded. The dogs were -worked down to the 
south point ; both challenged once or twice, but nothing was 
found. As they swuug to the north, Plantagenet made a 
very stylish point at a bunch of bayherry bushes. Dale, 
called up to hack, was penalized for not doing so. Martin 
was ordered to kill, but they failed to find and the puppy 

A little further on, Plantagenet came to a point, but soon 
moved on a little further, and came to a magnificent point in 
the open. Dale was brought up and hacked in grand style. 
Martin Hushed to Order and made a clean kill. Three or four 
of the. b irds almost In ■ii.-hecLTlantagenefs nose as they passed, 
which was more than his ardent temper coiil I stand, and he 
broke for them at headlong speed. Martin cheeked him be- 
fore he had fairly caught up with the birds. Bringing him 
back, he retrieved the. dead bird very nicely. Moving on up 
the edge of the bluff, Martin was taken with cramps, but 
was soon all right. Meantime, the spectators flushed a brace 
of birds, which Ucw along the edge. A little, further on 
Plantagenet made another grand point. Dale, brought upto 
back, got credit, for it, but we thought that he was pointing 
instead Barber was ordered to snoot, which he did, and 
missed; both dogs were steady. Crossing the gully, Dale 
pointed, and Plantagenet backed. Both moved on, aud 
ioaded some distance, but no bird was found. A little far- 
ther on. Dale accidentally (lushed, and Plautagenet immedi- 
ately (■_■ owed suit, and lost all chance by a very ill-advised 

Notwiehstanding his defeat, his owner was offered one 
thousand dollars for him, which he very properly refused, 
well knowing that as a rule many times tins sum wotdd be 
expended before an animal of his merit would be obtained. 

Plantagenet has been shown on the bench three times. His 
first appearance was at Pittsburgh last March, where he was 
awarded first in the open class for imported English setter 
flogs, an I firsl with Don .hum. Petrel II.. Petrel III. and Fairy 
II. for the best kennel of five English setters. At New York, 
in April, he won the special prize for the best English setter 
dog under two years old. and lirst with Don Juan, Petrel (Ids 
dam), Petrel 11. and Petrel III. for t.h? best kennel of five 
Enghsh Betters, At Cleveland he won first in the special 
elass for English setter dogs that have won one first prize, 
and first with Don Juan, Prince, Petrel II. aud Petrel III. for 
the best kennel of five English setters. For so young a dog 
this is indeed a record to be proud of, and one that exempli- 
fies the truth of the old saving that "blood will tell." for 
among the ancestors aud relatives of Plant agenet are to be 
found many of the proudest names of canine history, in the 
old world as well as the. new. As we have before stated, we 
believe i hai' nothing befalls him, when ma- 
ture, will achieve the highest honors, both of the bench and 
the field. The cut is from a sketch by Harrv Tallman, and is 
a capital likeness. 

E&itqr Forest and Stream : 

There is probably no race ol sporting dogs on the face of 
this earth that has stronger friends or more bitter enemies 
than the Irish red setter, and I doubt if there is a single 
breed about which so much lias been written in tunes gone 
by in regard to form, color, coat- and worth, not worth alone 
upon the. show bench, where the rich sheen o[ his deep red 
coat attracts admirers, but in the field before the glin, 
through the bogs and over the mountain heather. It has 
come down to us through the pages of canine history that 
the. Irish red setter was the wildest: and most, headstrong of 
all his race, and as a sort of atonement for all this, that he 
was, too. the most endurins. To be sure, there is a certain 
devil-may-care sort of way about the true. Irish dog that can 
not fail lo create admiration, i ven t hough it casts a doubt as 
to the be ^ methods of government, yet all must remember 
that it is the spirit to do and endure "that carries all before it. 
and when educated, marches to the front. There are Irisi, 
setters with all the fire and wildness that has ever been 
thrown out against them: and there are Irish setters with all 
the mildness and lack of spirit that could suit the most faint- 
hearted, and there are grades between. 

This breed, which has made Ireland famous for her setters, 
has been a favorite with the. Irish sportsmen, and, too, before 
dog shows and field trials came into fasliion. and it will find 
admirers in all lands so long as there remains a man who 
loves to use the gun in autumn months. There are some _ 
would desire to merge everything of the setter kind into 
the race ;hat carries the. English name, to claim all others as 
only varieties of the English setter. But 1 do not understand 
how any one can throw out such assertions. For the Irish 
dog, at least, is no more a variety of the English setter with 
a red coat, than the pointer is one with a close coat, and 
free from feather. Neither is he a made-up dog of recent 
years, lie was known before birds were shot on the wing, 
and Ids color was of the reddish hue that nearest matched 
the brown herbage of autumn weather; and he has come to 
us through all these years of work, and fancy modern mix- 
tures, with the same red color, perhaps enriched in beauty by 
careful breeding, though not changed to other hues, and his 
style of working low before the net has been altered to meet 
the wants of shoot Im: living. 

It is perfectly safe to say that no breed of sporting in 
existence has stronger characteristics than the Irish red set- 
ter, and 

better wb 
l Irish 

An Irish red eettei 


no matter how hard pushed by 
matter how fickle fashion rules 
front wheu given an even chan 
ever the irrepressible Irishmi 
work, free and open-hearted 
the faculty of adapting himself to 



his v 

of gi 

s II shut 

that in Ireland, where the grand race 
•ations and kept pure, there have been 
ialsto more fully bring before the public its Held 
i Irish land and Irish game. Whatever honor the 
r has won in public field trials has. been gained in 
ds aud against large odds in numbers. And it is 
t the. past few years that the best specimens have 
ht out at the leading Irish dog shows. 
The late Mr. bnveiac.k tells us, in his hook on "The Better," 

that he \ isited Ireland fo 
selecting an Irish setter to crosi 
the truu Irish dog hud degsoen 
he dare i -e, though he does me 
the best and purest. He had a 
or else he would not havetakei 
his search must ha\ 


■pt the prize list 

IV, Lai- many o( 

msiderod the mos 

Eiu-opo while he In 

show champion, an 


is for the express purpose of 
upon his own breed, but that 
,ed. and he could find nothing 
tion several strains as being 
ugh opimon of the true breed 
so much trouble. Certainly 

superficial, for he does mil 
hat has, since first exhibited, 

English shows. 

have heard of Palmoi-ston, 
imen of an Irish setter in all 
only knew of him as a hench 
inp'that. he was used in the 

field for years before he ever saw a bet 
for his beauty. He was an old dog wha! 
was given away for the sole put-pose c 
breeder, who assured me that handsome' 
there were others of his race as liandso 
dog show, and so passed away unknov 
held in honor by friends and owners for 
field. Since old Palmerstou's death, at et 
there has been a keen strife among his ch 
show bench for the honors he held, till 
his son. the handsome Garryowen, holds 
the United Kingdom. 

•e of Irish 
r hunted the fei 



md BE 

honors at Irish beuch si 

clogs, the best and nures 

sesscd in Ireland all liie-.i 

bition, for there w, r- no 

and 1 see no proof that tfc 

hold pets, therefore thev 

for their field work, and so those 

and most useful, were just the ones that v 

guarded by their owners, and the ones mo 

jifion by his 
merston was, 

value in the 
years of age, 
uts upon the. 
.mpiousbip of 

ID mushroom 
sides of Ire- 
he -hamrock 
I mention 
of the right 
gained more 
Now. these 

mere house 

i hiL-h esteem 

•re the purest 

.ost zealously 

oust, difficult to obtain 

Settex, I have made 
be hiJn.-' 

ins in Ireland and by 
turned correspondence 

. been the 
ristiesof the true Irish 
Kohest a.\ D 
:dby several writers:, 
the leading Irish and 
verack could not find, 
in f i i — earlier works. 
re good Irish setters 
closely crossed with 
ath he said that, the 
he describes him To 
be sure, there are other breeds in Ireland than the red Irish, 
but they are not true Irish setters, and all the number of 
words any one has a mind to put on paper cannot make them 
so. It is the red setter that has made Ireland famous for her 
setters; the red setter that is not a black One, nor .a blue 
' 'Ackahd Ian: the red setter 
trert.hat has been red. is red. 
breed him other than that 
it some other breed mixed 
i some other dog that ap- 
ead and form; there maybe 
it such are exceptions, nnd 


of the Irish 

both by i 
careful bi 

with mai 

if ort to keep the breed up to 
uportation from the b 
cedilm; and I have he! 
v of the most noted . 
.he most agreeable sor 
" belief in thee 


: the 



has been confirmed bv the winnings at 
English shows of the strain that M r. da 
and that Stonehenge never mentioned 
Stonehenge has written that there a 
nearly white, black, block and tan, or 
black and tan, but in the samebre 
Irish getter of high mark is red. 

|fj do - an I -"i -I ! 

and in some of 
a, dogs so bred 

a white one, . 
that breeds red seders: the 
and will be red ; aud wher 
color, depend upon it you have got some o 
in. There mav be now and then some ol 
preaches the true Irish type, in head and f 
one that shows the Irish color, but such ar 
may be after all owing to au Irish cross. 

It has been somewhat the custom toeall 
setter, even though he might be half Engji 
the leading dog shows in England and Are, 
have won in the Irish classes. I have ii 
well-known imported bitch so bred, and a winner, and I pre- 
sume the offspring are classed as Irish setters. The mere fact 
of a race of black or white, or black and tan, setters having 
been bred in Ireland does not make them Irish setters, any 
more than the breeding of Irish Ktiers in I'ngla 
them Enghsh setters. ( Inly there are no doubt good dogs in 
Ireland, black in color, or black and tan. 
but. the true Irish strains have ool been ei 
to anv such dogs, neither are sueh consu 
by the most noted breed : 
eiice with a famous breeder in Ireland, ■ 
the same strain of Irish setters due- Mi;. 
"I am still trying to keep up this b reed, a 

Now, this gentleman's dogs have not be 
white ones, nor blue ones, neither have t.h 
tan, but red from tie- day he Hirst obtained 
did not turn to red when they came to hiiH 
red in 1814, and red in 1 7W, and I dotfl b •■ 
manufactured then. Why. this red bi lOTl 
terby right of Inheritance, saved from ye 
and when other dogs possess it t.\ 
red dog of Ireland. 

Not only is the pure Irish dogttifferent b 
inthe color of his coat, but he'is different 
his form. The Irish setter stands higher 
either the Gordon or the. English, and In 
mold throughout, more of the greyhound 
ened in all his parts. 

His head is longer and narrower thai, - 
breeds, and of a different color, and no de 
him in the expression of his rich, brown 
Irish dog has more daylight under him the 
one need, for a moment, think that he. is a 
ing, for he has the deep chest, well-sprun 
loins that make him last, aud his legs set. < 
not lacking a bit in bone or muscle, while his feet were 
made for Ireland's hogs and heather. There is no lumber 
about him, either in head or form; blood like, from end to 
end, and of the richest and most beautiful color that ever a 
dog could boast of, he proves that he is no mongrel. 

Mont Clare. 

Editor Forest and Stream: 

In your issue of this date "lirindte" misrepresents me 
slightlv. He says 1 "complain" and 'begrudge." ! did 

ereil ' 

lc ,i 

id tan, 
a j s me, 




r color 


e Ir 

n 1819, 
or was 
sh set- 


H fn 

t's ago. 

and in 
s than 
e racy 


f tin 

3 with 


tso the 



ers, no 

y the 






ell under him are 

either. 1 only asked a qi 
terest of "pure dog sc 
What I wanted (o find 
ter and better aulhorit 
■•iti-h Islands." If "Brin 
iinl edition of that work, 1 


• oil. 


1-1. 1 


earlier work, "Stoueheug i the Dog 

be considered as repudiated by the w 
I do not sec that 1 am called upon 
questions, or to '■give, good and suhsia 
bull-terriers are to be preferred to col 
make the rule. In fact. I had no port 


. 1 1 

ill s 

J that 1 i 

r mouth, 
rity of m 

nation, in 
here was any 

kc '."-'•; Of the 
Heme., i as to 

ISOge be eil»* 

k.en from the 
ist, therefore, 

a? "Briudle's" 

[•ns why white 
>.." I did not 
• in making if. 
id fault with 

ants that the 

on their color, and 
• color so pleasing 
1, for one. reason, 

'■emblem of inno- 
"the known char- 
woman, who looks 
is not on I ha1 ac 
;n T V. H. C. 

IMPORTATION OF SETTERS.— The Steamship Helmstead, 
)W in this port, brought from Mr. H. F. Grant, Isle of Wi . hr, 
a black, white and tun bitch consigned to Mr. J. J. SneJlen- 
burg, of New Brighton, Pa., and two black, white and tan 
pups t one dog and one hitch, consigned to Mr. J. H. Goodsell 
of this city . A description of the dogs will be gi ven.ucotb week. 



[AUGUST 8, 1882. 


r pilF, well-known nstronomer Dr. Iluijgins had a four-footed 
.1 friend dwelling with him for many years us a regular 



of his household, who 
>7 descent, and i 
I dog possessed mi 
th." aamiratiOD a 
laintancoB. and at 
lady toeseitdsefo 

, mastiff of 

ore the great dame of 

ire (rifts, which had se- 

■ li> 

ap his 

9 held before 

cud hi 


of arithmetical ruior-f ioiis. which tin- .1»- invariably solved 
without a mistake. Bqaare roots vrere extracted off-hand 
with the utmost readinosw and promptness If asked -what 
\\n She square root of nine, Kepler answered bv three barks; 
or, if ill- question wore the square root of sixteen, bv four. 
Th-n v : .ri..u-.|uestioiM followed, in wind, nmrh more com- 
plicated pviu ■ ---J wi ■! ■■• involved-— such. For instance, as "add 
seven io eight, divide the sum by three, and multiply by two, 
To such a question as that Eenler rave more consideration, 
and sometimes has 
his barks ought Mi 
was always right 
pieeeof cake, whii 
but until the soliit 

eyes from his master's face: The instant 
given he transferred his attention to the C 
was perfectly unconscious of suggesting tl 
the dog; hut it is bevond all question thr 
wondel ful tact is that Celpet fi.i.l acquire) 
ing in his master's e.vr or count'Mi.ince si 
was not known t<, Dr. Hoggins himself. '1 
the class which is distinguished bv phvsi< 
expectant attention. Dr. Hu-gins was ! 
working out mentally the. various stages i 
pro '■ Bses as he propounded the number 6a 
therefore aware of what the answer shoul 
dog to cease barking when that, number 
that expectation suggested to his own bn 
signal which was caught by the quick eye 
Sb .<•/.■ Journal, July 1 1. 


•d his 
.si. bark was 
Dr. HuggiiiB 
per answer to 
did so. The 

in the unconscious 
of the due;. — Lire 

II P. J., Port Kill. ind. Ter.— Apply hot fermentations to allay the 
Inflammation, ami drop a small pinch of the finest pulverized sugar 
upon the ball of the eye. 

.1. M„ Manilas, N, v, Qive your dog owe sv two drops of Fowler's 
solution of arsenic twice daily after feed tug. Stop if his appetite is 
lessened, and give instead a pill containing Lg grain reduced iron 
(Tcnicm redact! em > v, iih 1 grain extract gentian. 

W. H P., OroakBtt, Texas 

mnnge, which is dun to a pa 
meni i:- ••! no avail except at 

soup, then apply sulphurou- 
partsof water, and l-i 11 ..In 
cessfuland cleanly method I 

H P., New fork. My SOU 
ailing for more than tliri-.- n 
throwing up part of it. lie 
nose is often very warm. V 
shedding Ida coat. any ad\ 
thanks i think he lias r...t I 
lily i.f milk , t-.i-iptul .-.-, 
ihe 'iiiuiitiie "I" milk with ih 

ndog has t 
aic. Wash 

well with a har. 

..1-1. V 

I it 

•r oil v 

Doc owner, Nov York.— i. Are puppies taxable according to the. 
New York cuv dog law • ;! Are dog catchers permitted to take dogs 
«l.i. 1, ate brought from the c.. entry to the cliv 1-d bvn chain.' Ans. 
I. Notsalisfied with our examination of the statutes and the city or- 
r. r.-in we failed to tin.l am- legislation defining the age al 
which a puppy becomes a dog. we applied to the Corporation Attor- 
ney. W a. I'.oyd. i:s;i . for information upon ihe subject. He in 

harbored SUCb dog, ., 
being so found going 
of Police are hereby 
be made t** the Corp 

. jr of e . 
ate limits, as aforesaid, lor tin- recovery of II 
in this ordinance; su.-h penalties and all liceir. 
to bo accounted for semimonthly, and paic 
said cllv, and, upon the reposition of Ihe y 
- payment of enforcing the provisi 
Nothing in this ordinance shall preveni any di 
such street, lane, alley, highway, park or publ 
dog shall be held by such owner or other persi 
chain, to be not more than four feet long. fasU 
the mck of the animal." 

> prescribed 

ien collected 




Kennel notos are inserted In this column free of charge. To insure 
lents MUST C-fVE the lollowit 

II. Name and residence of ow 

buyer or seller. 
7. Sire, with his sire and dam. 

ticillars of caeh' 

1. Color. 

2. Breed. 
8. Sex. 
i. Ago. or 

1> i 

a ptoi 

vilh li.-r -ire and dam. 

paper only, and -i.:n'-l with writer's name 

t&- See instroctiona at haul oj this column. 
L'.ir.u dlatlslonti. By Mr. A. M. Tucker. Charlcstown. Mass., for 
bluett, white and tan English setter bitch (nippy by Gladstone out of 

VUen. Bv Mr. K. K. Nichols. Newark, S. J., for black and tan 
terrier bitch, toos, old.b) Vortigem out of Lily 11. 

■ i M Dnncan. (haliauooga, Tenn., for 





nilo'i^u. leilll., lor 
E. K. C. S. II H'M) 

■ Uvl 

NorrU. Baltimore, Md.. forQordon setter 
ilia's Malcolm out of Dream IV. (Grouse - 

Dream f'l."i 

Leeto. By Mr. T. T. Phlegar, eearisburg, Ya . Corwhlte, blaclt and 
tan mottled beagle bitch, > help • I Slay 23, iss; .Kingwood-Norabi. 

Mv.Mr T. I' l'nlee;ur, Peansburg 1 , Vft., for black iind tan 
foxhound bitch, whelped M.iv':i. Is-.' , Maine Kl/.). 

I'illf. Kv Mr T I . I'lde-ar, I'-.n isleii -g. Va.. for black ami hli. 
foxhound bitch, wh'lp" l >lav ■.'!. IM'i iMaine— Klzl. 

Juij. Hv Mr T T. I'hlegar : ' •arisbtirg, Va . for black and tan fox- 
hoiu.d i.'ii'ii. whelpedMay^, lBSJiMalne- Klz).. 

.•oel'taii'ii'-aee ,; r ..|,; ,,■),.. ||,..i'\tavil! Is-';, i:, 

By Mr T T I'ulegar, Pel i ..,:-. blact 

and i in beagle bitoh. whelped Slay 23, 1883 Hngwood— Norah.l 

.-.- hitco' whelp-! ;wdod -5forah). 

l.uti-.. Bv Mr I' i' l* I'earisburg, Va., for white, black and 
lan b-agle bitch, wh.lpe.l May 23 18SS I irah). 

Duke //., Phil. ■!■■■:. 1 ti •■>■!<, II., Mr E. S. Bradford, Spruig- 
il.-ld, Mass. for liver nnil while ,„,i, m -r do.;s. whelp.. 1 Jo: 
Whltin's DukelOld I'hll-Kaii) out of Dr. (•orcoran's Yiunie dauiger 

I -in .lie rr„ Victoria, 1'en... Violet and l'/.v/i,ie,. By Mr. E. S. 
Bradford, Springfield, Mass., for liver and white pointer bitches, 

helped June 7. 1882, by U'hitlns Duke (did Phil— Fan) out] of Dr. 

ucoian's Vinnie ■ I; ■ 

Thorn It an ( / ids Bmma. liy Mr. A. McDonald, Hoekhiml. Me.. 

r black, white and tan beagle bite i, whelped July 4, 18S2, bv Split 

Upl Jul.p. out of Thorn i Victor— Lucy). 

.•vmj By Mr. A. McDonald. Rockland, Mo , for black, white and 

.jc.., f eocic,. r w,,..,i,i ( ,] ,i jj puppy by Wildfire (Wlldnir— Joe) out of 

Pins. B 

I an lovhoe 

I' l"i!e,;ir. I'eari'.ur.-. Va.. for white, bl^ck and 
. ivhelped May 24, 1683 (Maine Kb). 
larles D. Smith. Portland, Me . for reil and white 
IJ.-I,-!. s"'i -r bitch, wbelpiHl April (I. IBS'.', by Mr Miinasseh Smith's 

t'l.iu'.ih. ;///.., /-.,■,.,.,. I„<l,-pr»'lencc Clifford and Slash. By Mr. A. 
jDonald, Rockland, Me., for black, white aiul tan beagle dogs, 
lelped July I. 1882, by Spuf (Mint Julep) mil of Thorn ( Victor- 


i'/».— c.ranhy, Conn., July 29 — In last FonEsr amd 
i.e Mr. PeroivaVe request, whit* I <h.«Tfully comply 

will,.:,. 1 w,,..",lav,,el',,l he had previously claimed the nam.-. 
O&ndy for One of hla beagles 1 will now change the name of my 
beagle dog Dandy, c helped June 17, bv flute (Rattler -True) out of ilnno- Old Bcsh) to Dawn.--N. Elmoiui. 


Pride— D«l;e. Mr. Charles K Shaw's (Clinton. Muss., muslin' biich 

Pride Io his Duk.-iKd Ho-I.e.. 1".' Mav J!. 

Mo<;i—lKi>h III. Mr. A M T'licker's tCharlestown. M tss.) 
English setter bitch Modjeskfl ;.• ic-ste,- r,...,-,...., t -. his nasi, in. 

. nlkcr's flltteburgh, Pa.) bull-terrier 
I White Silk (Silk fl.— Rose), July 8. 
.•'s (Pittsburgh Pa 1 imported Skvo- 
MacfSam Quick), July 4. 
H. Floe's (Tarrytown, N. \'.l cocker 
Snip— imported Juliette) to his im- 

/;.,',/ TCovnir limnj,:,- Mr. S. B. Dilley's (kiwendale, Wis.) pointer 
bitch liird Itoval Io ids Kanger. 

v..., /.',-:■ Mi-.. 1 p Bwain's (BronsvIHe, N. Y.) pointer bitch 
Nan 1 -.u-aliou- Jnuu) to Mr. Eduuuid Orgill's cliampion Rush, 
July r>. 

Dallii— Doctor. Dr. .1. S. Niven's (London, Out.) field spaniel bitch 
Dalle 10 Mr. Hen Ma.-b. th's Doctor (Bob HI. Black Boss). 

.Vc.-'i/i a l/ore Hani if Man-. The llorv O'More Kennel's (Alhanv, 
N. Irish setter hil-li Norah O'More (Berkley-Tilley) to their K"i\' O'More 

Gttii-Roni O'Mor*. The Rorv O'More Kennel's i.Vlbany, N. Y'.l 
.■■•I hash nettcr bitch Oav lEIchi— I'ireilyi to tlieir champion Rory 

Ddleys Kosendale. Wis.) 
rojmann'B Flora to Mr. J. C. 

&g~ See (nstrucUcmit at head af this column. 
Pride. Mr. Charles E. Shaw's (Clinton, jiass.1 mastaa MtchPride 

(Duke-Juno), Jul'. 81, eight it.vo dogs), by bis Duke .3d Boston. iw->>. 

l.iulu Itcikh -if. Tie ii'iry ' ''M , r .. K-nnol's (Albany. N. Y.) red Irish 
-e;;er l.iieh l.adv Rerklov iHerklev -Sampson's Nora), July 21, ten, 
by titer champion Rory 0" : 

Maida. Tie- We.-tminster Kennel Club's liver and white pointer 
hitch 'tai'.'i .Frank. Mmla.. July 7. five (three doge), all lemon and 
whit... r.y t'ae Dor-mil Kennel's Don is ,,sa:i .11 -Psvchc II.) 

firoionie. Mr. Manasseh Smith's (Woodford's. Mn.). English curly 
retriever in'"!, Brownie, July ±'. Hi n.- .l...:,, by Mr. (ieo. Mill!- 

Va Ha. Mr J.C. liiggms- iD-'liiwar- Cil\ . Dei.) English setter 

bitch Yamieite .Count Dick -Petrel .. Mav '.;.i. four (all dogsj, by his 
Dashing Monarch. 

I.nd. Mr. J. (.'. Iliggins's 1 Delaware Citv. Did.) English setter hitch 
List (Lincolu -Petrel II. 1. May "■•, ten ■(:•,..„■ dogs,, by his Dashing 


Feather. Mr. (i. Hill's orange and white seller hitch Feather, July 

13, seven (five dogs), by Mr. wateronrfe's Sl - |V, ' B ' 

S3T SeBiTtsinigtiOW) at head af this column. 

:./•■..,•.-■. Eingnsh sett r bitch (.Leicester-Peeress), by Mr. N. P. 
Ila-k-ll. <;loiic"sior, Me., to Mr. A M. Ticker. Cbarlestown, Mass. 

mack, win! • ,.i ! tan Bnglish setter bileh puppy 
(Cladston. — Shadow,, hv Mr. l.uther Adams. Boston, Mass., to Mr. A. 

;..•„,.,,,., /',..,/ /■)//.., ;,/,.;,,. mack and white bitch, whelped 
June '.'i. is-,', bv Mr. I'.. A. Heraoerg, Brooklyn, N. Y.. to Major 
Wh. eler. New York. 

;.'. ■/<!, (,.f/.. , Orange „n.l whif seit..;- bitch, bv Mr. Hugh Kicker, 
Pi Ideforl. M-., t., Mr. Oeorge Mi hi; ei. S.1,0. Me. 

).'■•",' r \l „■■ .Yor.'i if.'ie/i... Pad Irish setter bitch puppy, by the 
Pire O'More Kennels, Albany, N. Y., Io Mr. 1! (laylord, Eddy town, 

known as Rotvett's Rally, by Mr. C0U11 Came- 

to Mr. Ceo. Hummel, Jr.'. Lancaster, N. Y 

by Mr. Colin Cameron. Ilrickerville, Ta.. to Mr. 

n"a»le' hitches, bv Mr Colin Cameron. Bricker- 

1; -a. -I. ■:■•->. ;'•>' Mr. t'olin Cameron, Bricker- 

■h. by Mr C.lin i.'ame.roti, Brickervilla, Pa., to 

ir dog tCi'-oxe ;''i "ll.o ..1 Pan), by Mr. S. IS. Dil 

>r dog fcroitetn'' Bird 'l(oyuli'hy Mr S. B. Dd- 

-■...'• Black and white cocker spaniel bitch (Wildair -Mignom, 
I,;, Mr. 1. L. loos Sherburne, N V. to Mr. M. O'Brien of the same 


f-ff See iuxtrtictioiiH at head of this calmnn. 

Hou — rirk iei,ei,j. Liver and white poiutur bitch, whelped May S. 
IBS-;, b. Mr Edward OdeJI, New Orleans, L.I., to Mr. E. S. Carr, (Jal- 
latin, Tenn 

Aiinta Black while and t.111 English seller bitch. :iyrs. old (Le- 
Iubs Starlight), by Mr II «' Livingston, New York, to Mr. W. H. 

!/o"it. r ' Lil'er' and wli'i't'e pointer dog. whelped June T, 18&3, (Whitin's 
Duke— Dr. Corcoran s Vuiiiie.. by Mr. Edward S. Bradford, Spring- 
liel I. ■ ■ .r.'.aai'i of lb" .sam ■ place. 

I'.'ivi Liver and wiili- pointer i.n.'ii. wh"lp'.l June v. lsS'.'OVhilin's 
Duke— Dr. Corci-m's Vimiiei. by Mr. Edward S Bradford, Spring- 
field. Mas., to )li fieorgo M., , North Usbridgo, Mass. 

ton English setter bitch, lOmos. old 1 Druid 
l.y Mr Ceo C. Sterling, Now York, from 

fetter dog. whelped Juue. 1874 (Colbitru's 
vned by Dr. M. F. Aton, Brooklyn, N. Y., 

r bitch (Howes Rex— Rena) owned by Mi-. 

pfh and §ra# ghaoting. 


ml Military Practice Uintah."— 
CSUing to compete for places 
ust the British volunteers in 
diet during the second week 
may enter and shoot without 

5 end of the 

10, in order 
shots ai ecu, 

11. S3, lb, 5s, 


r pifE programme of matches arranged for shooting at Croedmoor 

Arranged to furnish pracl'iee to tli 
u]jon the American team to shoot 
the International Military Match ti 
in September. 1882, t hough any pfi 
competing for a place upon the team. 

Open to everybody. Distances, 200, fiOO, 600, 800, 900 and 1,000yds., 
Beven shots at each distance. Standing at 200, prone (i e , lying 
"head toward the target") or sitting, at A) and 600yds. Any position 
at SOO, 000 and l,()00yd«. Any military breech-loading rille. Clean- 
ing of rifles not allowed, excepting' between distances. No wiad- 
g.iuge or lateral motion to sights permitted. 

Members of the National Guard entering this match will not bo 
required to appear in uniform. Entrance roe, including all dis- 
tances, $2. 

For this month, seven prizes to be 
month, to the corresponding number of 
of merit, shall have made the highest co 
SOU, 600. 8,00. 000 and 1.00 yds.) as follows 
$5, 3.V-«50. 

arded at the end of the season, three medals, offered 

'" )V making 


ie nigucHi conipieie scoi*' 

„ ^ pnlH -..-.l-i 1 TV. tl.e wtvort 

above, a silver medal: and to t 

Note.— It has been incorrectly stated that none but native-born 
citizens are eligible on the team; the terms of the match do not dis- 
criminate against adopted citizens, provided they wore cnroUed in 
the National Uuard on or before September 1, 1881. 

The "Carton'' Match— Opeu to all comers. 200yds., any posi- 
tion. Any rifle, military's to fire live shots, anv's. four shots, {'our 
inch cartoons only to count. Entries, fitly cents each. Not more 
than six re-entries permitted on one day. At the end of four 
matches, the competitor having made the greatest number of car- 
toons in all competitions, to he awarded 20 per cent, of the total en- 
1 ranee fee, received; the next greatest number 10 per cent., and the 

'^.. in-.' ;.r.\i <* per 
.1 the total entrance fees. 

The -Rapidity" Match 'I ...r twice each month 

until prize is finally won 1 unless otherwise .sncilietl). 

Open to all comers. 200yds., any rifle wrth open sights. macaKine 
guns to be used assingl. i,„..h-rs. i..,:,,,,, ;;;.,> , uu6 ( take to the hi 
iug point not exceeding twentj cartridges. Entries, fifty cents each; 
reentries allowed Io the extent that time will permit. At sound of 
the bugle each competitor opens lire ai his own target, and continues 
loading and firing until the bugle aguin sounds (sixty .-econds utter 
lir.-.t signai.i. A deduction of 11\ - poiut.s u ill be imposed for: 1st— 
Bach shot fired before Ihe first signal. 2,1-Kor each shot tired after 
the second signal. 3d— l-'or each shot signaled on bis target in ox- 
cess of twenty. Triggers will be tested at the firing point. 

Prize— An elegant gold medal, presented by Mr. Pierre Lorillard, 
Jr. To be won three limes (not necessarily consecutive) before be- 
coming persbnally property of winner. 

Half the entrance fees in each match will be divided equally 
among the three highest competitors at each competition. 

Saturday, 5th.- -The "Qualification" match of lSs-j-opeu to mem- 
bers N. G. S. N. Y. and N ft. A., the former being i„ uniform (jacket, 
cap and belt) mav count scores ina-l.- as pai-ialh- '.iiinlifvintr tiiem to 
shoot for the N. Y. State Marksman's badge, provided luat they me 
the StatB Remington rille. loo and ;1 mvds. ; standing at W), kneeling 
at 300yds. Five shots at each distance with any military rifle 
Entries, 50 cents each, lie-entries permitted at the discretion of the 
executive oihcer, but only the highest set, re to count. To the com- 
petitors in each competition making the five highest aggregate 
Scores, dxtv pet- cent, of the entrance money will bo equally divided. 

The "Champion Marksman's Badge" match of IH-'g-Opon to all 
members of the N. (J. S. N. Y. and N. K. A., the lattor, however, Q01 
being eligible to win the principal prize. Distances, 200 and 500yds., 
five shots at each distance. Weapoc the U-jmington rifle, N. Y. State 
model. Position, standing at SOQydSJ any, with head to the target, 
at 500yds. Entrance fe". -Oc-ilts Competitors allowed re-entries in 
each competition at the discretion of the executive officer, but only 
the highest scores 10 count. 

Members of the N. C S. N. Y. in uniform (jacket, cap and belt) ' 
may count their scores made in the match as (nullifying tor the N. Y. 
State Marksmau's badge, provided that, ir ordered, they have 
attended (or do once through the season attend) general practice, and 
provided they nave previously qualified in the "second class" (1U0 
and 300yds. See. "Qualification" match). 

First prize-A gold Champion Marksman's badge of 18S2, offered 
by Brig. Gen. Alfred C. Baruee, General Inspector of Rifle Practice, 
S. N. V. 

The badge to become the property of the competitor who. at Hie. 
close of the season of 1882, shall have won It the greatest number of 

In case of a lie, the highest aggregato score of all the competitions 
participated in up to that time to decide. 

Winners of former Champion Marksman's badges to be handi- 
capped five points at each competition. 

Tea other prizes (silver medals) presented by the N". E. A. to ihe 
ten highest competitors in ordorot merit. Tho same man can only 

Wednesday, 9tb.— "August International Military Practice" Mai.h 

Tho 'Rapidity" Match.— Conditions as on 2d. 

Saturday, 12th.— "August International Military Practice" Match. 

Conditions as on 2d and llth. 

The "Carlou" Match.— Conditions as on 2d. 

Selection of the American Rifle Team Io .shoot in the International 
Military Match iu September. Final conipclitions: 

Tuesday. 15th; Wednesday, 10th; Thursday, 17th; Friday, ISth. 

Wednesday, 23d. — "Champion Marksman's Badge" and "Qualifi- 
cation" matches.— Conflitions as on otb. 

Tbc tenth annual fall prize meeting of the National Rille Associa- 
tion will open ut Crcedmoor on Tuesday. Sept. 12, and will continue 
for five or more days, ihe complete September programme will be 
issued and distributed about the middle of August inearly a month 
before the commencement of the meeting), anil "post entries" will 
be charged fifty per cent, over the usual fees to those who defer en- 
tering in niaiches (ill after Sept. 5, 18S2. The range will be closed for 
pni-pusos of preparation ou Monday, Sept. 11. 

NEW ORLEANS, July 23.— The Louisiana Military Rifle Association 
met to-day al the Continental Guard Armory for the purpose of con- 
sidering and taking action upon the following communication: 

115 Canal Stsi.kt, 
Ni:w Orleans, July 13, 1M2. 

rifle practice by our local military companies, and noticing a lack of 
interest iu the regular military shooting of our company and bat 

ing the practice, a silver cup of sniiabie de-ign and finish to be pre- 
sented to the team of eight men winning the same bv the first three 
best scores, under your own rules. Very respectfully, 

A. M. Hill. 
The offer was accepted with thanks, and Mr. Ceo. W. Oharlton, 
treasurer, under the instructions of the association, addressed the 
following reple io Mr. 11111: 


New Orleans, July 23, 1882. f 
A. M. Hill, Esc 

"our Kina tavor 
behalf of the 1.0... ....... khuluij ...... juwuiuiuji.i 

beg to state that a meeting has been held and it was unanimously 
resolved to accept your liberal ulTer, and that tho first inain -. ill 
take place next Sunday, July 3-.', for the "Hill" cup. 

With much appreciation of your kind effort to revive rifle practice, 
I have the honor to remain yours truly, Ceo. W. 

Treasurer Louisiana Military Hide Association. 
The cup will be a magnificent trophy. A square base will support 
a stack of guns, on which will rest the. cup, oval in shape, with a 
iteavv cover. 011 which will stand a rilleiuaii in the a-.t of shooting. 
On the front of the cup will be a target. The whole will stand twenty 

one hes high. 

ALBANY', July 27.— People who sat indoors, fanning themselves 
aiid moving sl. oily 10 keep comfortable, can have but little oppieci- 
ution of the nerve and endurance of the riflemen, who, lor four 



hours, stood out in the blazing 9' 
good scorn. Tub. attemiapca toi 

■ m'st'sVL-e of Vnlea 
■■ d-u UieHJOyd. Urine 

J I Miles 

Charles H Gaus 

William E Fitoh.... 

i 4 4 4 5 I 
I 5 S 5 f. 
' 4 6 5 5 5 

j 2 Oyds B -I -I ."• B 4 5 4 -1—45 i 
-! 500yds 5 5 8 3 4 4 3 3 S 5-3!i 1-181 
/ 030yds 5 4 5 6 4 1 S 5 S 5— 17 

e military nrat-ch developed some 
■litfleulty that the military guns 
on account of the heat, causing the 

Military Mateh-20i 

Charles Keller 

Charles H. Wans 

J. 1. MU&S 

H. Batehelder 

B. R. Spelman, Jr. . . 

John L. Babcoek 

William E. FitCh.... 
A. Douuer. 

31344— IS 

.-.dolt— dd 

500yds. Total. 


lursduy. the Captain John Daily Match and the W. G. Pud- 


SADay 33 

T W'.riiflth 31 

T J Solon 85 

J C Paulding 85 

ABVan Housen., ,Hi 
.1 S Smith 30 

y 26.— The July International Military Practice 
Stall, at 3P0, 600, 860, St|0, 9Q0 and 1.000yds. 

GOO BOO Total. 800 900 1,000 Total^Iftfe 

33 as 94 as ss ' 85 si s m 

30 29 90 28 28 25 79 ma 

31 27 63 20 ao 25 77 m» 

32 20 80 25 27 21 73 158 
29 31 80 23 22 21 05 131 
27 25 82 88 83 14 or, fift 

09, E. . 
fi. V. ' 


gentlemen u'.mlo 

Match— Open to all i criers. 2ri.i-.Js . ; .. 
izinegiiiis to bsusatlas single . [era 

e.uoo idoi- open.-, tire at nis own targ. 

a ii. ing until 1 ne [MIgle ,,.■;.„, .,1,1;,,,, ,.., 

R. T. Hare (HotehEiss) 53, M \, feu 

• (Elliott) 47. 

29.— At Walnut Hill to-day a goodly 
1 themselves of the opportunity to get 

and Shirgis 
76 at 800yds 

tug are the i 

J B Fellows .. 

AB Archer 

W Charles omiD ... . 


W A (Jhester imil.'i. 

J A Cobb 

<_' Weston (mil.) 

T Howe 

C A James 

W u Francis (mil.;.. 
ES Giltnore (mil.).. 

HL Lee 


C II Best... 


JN Frye..... 

W Charles 

P, Davis 

CH Best 

T Howe 

EI Clark 

Salem Wilder . . 
W S Johnson . . 
CH Best 

=h. Thefotlow- 

5 4 4 5 4 5 5—16 
5 4 5 4 4 5 5-45 
4 5 4 4 5 4 5-45 

4 5 4 5 5 4 5—45 

5 3 5 4 4 4 5-41 
4 4 3 3 5 5 5—40 

4 4 3 5 3 3 5—40 

5 4 4 3 3 3 4-30 

13 5 4 4 4 0—39 

14 3 4 5 3 4—38 

Victory Match. 

300-Yard Match. 

4 5 4 5 4 5 

5 4 5 5 4 5 

4 3 4 5 4 4 

, ...3 3 44 S 4 

3 324 4 3 

44 4 
4 3 3 
4 4 S 

4 4 4 
2 44 


L 11 Humphries. . 

J IS Frye 

V J .Nichols 

GARDNER, Mass., July 
shoot, had about the averag 
moor target combined was 
following is the score 1 


Chester Hinds 

A Mathews 

G B llevwood 

G C tloodalc 

C Sumner 

C Merrill 

A match fc 

Novelty Rest Match. 

10 9 8 01 

9 9 9 10 1 

10 8 10 9 

9 9 in 

8 10 10 10 1 

Sharpshooters' Maicb. 

8 8 10 10 1 

B 10 P 8 

8 4 B 7 

. I 

the team gold badge of the 
11 be shot bv the Marlhor 
•ouuds of the latter, Wedn. 

4 5 5 4 4 5-06 

3 4 4 4 i 4-01 

4 5 3 4 4 3-00 
4 3 5 4 5 3-59 

3 2 4 4 5 4—51 

1) 10 9 10 10—95 
J 7 10 9 10—93 
7 10 10 8 10-90 
J 10 7 8 7-86 
H 5 6 5 5—77 

7 9 9 10 8--S9 

9 7 7 6 10—81 

» 8 8 6 6-74 

3 9 5 9 5-67 

-tier Club, at their recent 

1" ' inch in.- .iiid Creed- 

ee, 200yds., on-hand. Tie- 

*5sachusetts Glass Ball 
Hub aud the Worcester 
ty, August 9, beginning 

WORCESTER, Mass., July 27. -The regular field day of thp Wor- 
cester Riile Association took place at the Pine Grove Rang, •;' is 
afternoon. Tho wind was blowing from 9 to 12 o'clock. A Massa- 
chusetts target was used. Distance 200yds. ( Ill-hand out of a possi- 
ble 120, the following records were made: 

M Carter 11 10 10 12 II 11 n 11 12 11-110 

13 9 11 10 11 11 12 11 12 10— lUD-219 

S B Winchester 18 11 9 7 10 8 10 7 1112 97 

9 11 11 8 11 8 10 8 11 12— 99-196 

AJFaxon 12 10 1111 8 10 9 910 11—101 

(I 12 7 11 9 10 7 9 || y— 94-195 

Stodman Clark 12 12 9 9 9 1110 9 10 5—96 

11 6 11 10 9 8 8 8 11- 94-190 

ALRise 9 10 18 9 8 13 9 in 10 0-118 

10 8 9 9 8 7 11 11 10 8-91-189 

F Wesson 8 7 15 4 9 12 7 19 7—88 

8 8 10 9 8 12 8 6 8 8- 83—165 

WAKEFIELD, July 29 .—The Wakefield Amateur Rifle Association 
held a shoot at its range this afternoon in the July series. The fol- 
lowing are a few of the. best scores: 

W B Daniel 

C Lindsay 

W Brown 

W C Perkins 


6 5—10 

4 5—13 

4 4—11 

3 3—37 

THE BRITISH TEAM.— London, July 20-Tbe fotlowing marks- 
men have been selected as members of the British team to go to 
America to compete in the rifle match: Bales, of the First wV 
wick; Boult' " 
First Berwii 
shire; McVil 
Third Kent; 
the Bass mt 

uuej Caldwell and Dods, of the 
Godsall, Guodear and Heap, of the Sixth Lanea- 
aud Mellish, of the Second Knits; Oliver of the 
■ry, of the Second Cheshire, ami Major Pearse. In 
at \i imi.uedon, ,-jlio- i.i ii :i 'i :_. ■-. : i I i in-,-:-, ir , 
. . . isponding to those, of the second stage of the inter- 
national match, the following scores were made; Caldwell, 78; Dods. 
85; GoodsoU, 69; Goodear, 65; Heap, 70; MeVittie, 78, and Parry, 68, 



Marlboro, Mass., July 22, 1888. 
:sl nnrl Stream: 

you two snores our club have shot in the last two weeks 
Middlesex Club of Cambridge visited Marlboro' ■ • - 
il> a match of twenty balls per man from a swift Hol.l.-u 
i- lb- fourth match the two clubs have shut J,,, ■. i : , , 
have been the winners hi all the nut,;!,,,, •■. y i : - 1 - .; ,. 
wn to a good dinner at the Gates House. The re- 
ent. very pleasantly, shootins sweepstakes. 

nit -. 

Eager .... 
Bush .... 

Smalley . 


I Tai-lor.. 

J S Sawvi; 
T Render, 

1111111111111111111 l_2o 

lioiioiioiioiiiiiii l—io 

1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1—18 

1 10 111111111110 111 11—18 

1 10 10 110 10 11110 1110 -is 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1—1!) 

1114 111100111110111 1—10 

110 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 U 1 1 l—i.-J 

11111110 10111110011 1-10 

■ 1 1 1 11 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1-20-170 


1 1110 1111111110 10 11 1—17 

B 1 1 1 1 l o 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 1 00 o 1—13 

a 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (I 1 i 1 1—11 

1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -19 

■s. 1 I 1 4 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-14 

,.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 tl 1 1 1 l—ll 

1 10 11110 1110 110 11 1-11 

on 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1— IB 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 It 1 I 1 J 1 ]_18 

1 110 1110 111110 1110 1 0— 16—143 

o Maiden Sun Club. 

Marlboro Club, 164 to 1-18 
from a Hoidcn trap. Tb 
cester's for the Cbatupio 

Below is the score i 

....0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1—14 
....I 11110 1110 1110 1110 1-15 
...1111011111111101111 1—18 
....0 0110110111101111 11 0—14 

.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 t 1-00 

-.0111110111111101100 1—15 

... .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1—14 


.,,.1111111011111011111 1-18-164 

\V orcester 
...1101011011111111101 1—18 
. ,1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1— 18 
....1110110101110110 111 1—ir, 
...0110001101 101111111 0—13 
...1111001010101111110 1—14 
... .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1—13 
. ...0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0—9 

....oiiiiooi in noun ii 0—14 

...1110111111110111010 1—17 
... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 l 1 1 i 1_18_143 

VIDENCE, H. 1.. July 21. -The sei 
_\ had an unusually large attenda: 
jresent. The following scores wen 
aid trap screened: 

ond regular shoot of (he 

.e-, many of the fan sev 
made, 8ii balls each, ISvris. 

\V H Sheldon . 
.IB Valentine. 
a J Crandall . 

O Baker 

W H Waterma 
S D Greene, Si- 
ll T Crandall . 

E Devoliu 

WG Crandall. 
P n Baker . . 
Then follow o 
15yds. rise. Va 
with 9, and Gn 


Crandall ,. 


at Rtdgewo 


Hill lino Ulli 10010-16 

001010011111000 11011—11 

11111 11111 10111 11111—19 

Hill Hill 11011 11111-19 

urn urn inn loiii—iy 

it»i 1 1 ioioi mm non-14 

11111 11111 10111 11111—19 

11011 01111 11110 11011—16 

inn oiiu urn imo-18 

ooioo loin on on ooooo— 7 

— lout nun urn mil—is 

loin urn looio oiioi— H 

s at ela.v pigeons. 10 birds, 10 entries. 
h 10 straight: .Sheldon and Can- second, 

i on Badge. 
.11011 lfilll mil mil H111 10111—27 

..lom noil urn mil urn mn-ss 

..11110 11001 _ 7 


: E' 

lyu. E. D— Score regular shoot 
~ ~ and Newton 25yds. : the 

II tlt-Jeukn 

J i> nils.. 

A Ut.-ekfeller 

W I-; Trott 

W Thompson 

. .1)01110— 5 Geo Van Sis,-, 
..1011011-5 F Moivan 
...0101101—4 S Newton 

1111111-7 J Molli-r, Jr. 
... 1101001—4 

Amateur Score. 

Ii Mnenel) 1100001-3 HNewton... 

11 Wtnans 0100111 4 

Ties at 2ih-ds: II. Winans. (Ill— 2; H. N'rwtr 
wins regular badge; II. Winans, amateur badge, 
considered good for this time of the year. T 
sweepstakes followed the shoot, also an interes 
balls, which was the first time the. club has m 
seemed to please the boys. The badges wflfi 
grounds; an elegant gold badge of the latest des 
team, ami a silver one of same pattern for the 
last meeting we expelled a number of lame du 
their places with new and active members, an 
two years' standing we claim t.< be alive, h:i\ 
State convent ions with full delegations and don 
work, our President, Bonry Alteubrand, being nt 
the Standing Committee of the State Associate... 
present is in a very prosperous condition. — W. E. Tk 

EXETER, M. H., July 27.— The anni 
Sportsmen's Club was held to-day. A 
eluding delegations from Boston, AV 
Stoughton, Cambridge, Brockton, Aim 
' IB. Ev 

. . . .0111111—6 


... 1001101— 1 

00. w. K. Trott 

our share of the 
Chairman of the 
and the club at 
■r, Sec. 

of the Exeter 
as present, in- 
>ro. Marlboro, 
lass. ; and Man- 
. . -oteditthe best 
field day of. tbo season. Over twenty s« eeps were shot at clay birds 
and glass balls, the home men making line scores and winning first 
money in the team shoot, which wxs the event of the day. The reg- 
ular events arc as follows: 

First match, seven el-iy birds.— First prize, Do Rochmont of Ames- 
bury, Smith of Worcester, Godsoe of Ahtoabury, Tavlorof Exeter: 
second, Johnson of Boston, Allen of Brockton: third, Beaudry of 

Second match, seven glass balls.— First prize, Do Rochmont of 
Amesburv, Schaefer of Boston; second, Eager of Worcester, Taylor 
of Exeter: third. Fielding of Maiden, W. R. Smith of Brentwood, E. 
T. Smith of Worcester. 

Third match, rive birds and five balls, teams of three.— First prize, 
Exeter team. Messrs. Gerrish. Cooper aud Taylor; second, Worces- 
ter team, Messrs. Eager, E. T. Smith and Perry; third, Marlboro 
team, Mossrs. Smalley. Beaudry aud While. 

Fourth match, Ave" pairs double balls. —First prize, Taylor of Ex- 
eter; second, Rowell of Amesbury, Houghton of Worcester; third, 
Cooper of Exeter. 

Fifth match, seven clay birds.— First prize. Cooper of Exeter: sec- 
ond, Schaefer of Boston, Godsoe of Amesbury; third, E.T.Smith 
and — Perry of Worcester, 

Sixth match, five pairs double birds-First prize. Cooper of Exeter. 
Taylor of Exeter. Beaudry of Marlboro: second. Wilbur of Brockton; 
third. Perry of Worcester and Fielding of Maiden. 

BOSTON, July 26. -At Walnut Hill to-day the long-range targets 
were covered by three marksmon, but before the match was con- 
cluded Baker withdrew. H. Tyler'sscore was : At 8iKlyds., 68; 900yds., 
68: 1,000yds., 69; total, 810. W. H. Jackson's score: At SOOycls.,70; 
000yds., 67; l.OOOvds., 70; total, 207. 

The trap shooting resulted as follows: First match. Noble and 
Sawyer divided first prize. Second match, Eaion and Noble divided 
first prize. Third nnd.h. Sauver won. The fourth match was at 
doubles, the right hand.object being a glass ball, tbe left a clay bird. 
Noble won. fifth match, Noble first on a i l-an score. The sixth 
sweep was also at doubles aud Noble again led. Seventh match, at 
five clay pigeons, Noble first. Eighth match, Noble first. Ninth 
match, Noble first. In the tenth match, Jones, Emerson und Saw- 
yer tied with three, and in the shoot off. Emerson won. In the elev- 
enth match, Emerson and Sawyer tied on five each, and in tbe shoot 
off. Sawyer won. In the twelfth sweep, Sawyer was first. 
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 21.— There was a large gathering of lo- 

cal trap-shots at Agricultural Park to-day. The Capital Club had a 

'■'"'lies t- Hie rn i : ,| ,„, I : II ,,| .. , ., .; ,,,,.,-, , . |. ..;,,,, 

at a ->in mateii. T!,,. Is iter shot at live birds, bur- thev were too 
young to h6g I flyers, and were, therefore, not difficult to bring 

11 Irook 111111011011-10 Todd 111111101011-10 

The tie was shot off nt double birds (three pairs), with a like rc- 

Wittenbrook io 10 H— l Todd 1110 10-^ 

.Second tie: 
Wilt en brook II n 11 -6 Todd 00 0100—1 

The Capital Club shoot was at clay MgBOns. Win. Nesbit and Chos. 
Flonr ncing ou I2sti-ais-hl uml i- ; n .. . , .... r— , . n nt i iv „ r.irds Nesbit 
won the Brat medal with tive straight kills.— Bee. 

ItlVERSIDE CLUB, Topsham, Me.-Ball shoot, July 18th. 15 single 
and pair. s 

AQGfo«d .010111111111011 111110 1111—82 

c Eeay iiiinmiinin oi n n n 11-2.3 

'' E Ksene 011110000100111 1001 01 11 uo— m 

11 A Sletson 111111011111111 10 1110 1110—81 

MOHal) limiioillilll ii 1001 1111—32 

OHSodd lioimomilll 01 Wl 11 10 11— 19 

CL'Sork moimiiooim 1001110011—17 

' OlOlOlOolOlOOiKI 10 111110 10—12 

>' wmsiow loimmmoii ioiooinio—19 

-V E Hall llimiOllHIIl 00 10 10 10 11—19 

CHSauergan lioiiooiioiim uo 10 01 n 00— 15 

Ri-'gular shoot for club badge, -.'o eln v ui^er.ns, lev, Is rise: 

CKeay . ..liilililliienimin-18 

11 I B-all llOlimu 1 111111011— 18 

AEHili 11111111111111111111—80 

<' M Lee . .ijiinii,] 1 1 1 1 11:11. ;| 1 1 _ ,-; 

Badge won by A. E. Hall. M. C. Hall, Secretory. 

WKLJ.1NGTON, July 29. -The Maiden Gun Club's uuarter* were 
not thronged with --hot-„-un manipulators as largely as usual, owing 
to the warm weather and the fact that, many of their ir.c -mbeis ere 
in Hie Maine woods. Yel tile prer-enee of lady friends ;en,!,-d to keep 

[I u ■■-■)■• sir, ,,!■ t.lioii- iH-e.-enl up I., lie- pi I ell, and hence the following 

' Club shoot ai 80 birds— A. H. Jones 19. J. Buff urn 19, .1. S. Bailey 18 
G. Ii. Wemyss 18, ,J. 1''. Stutsman 17, A. C. Adams 17, G-. P. Durand 17' 
A. 11. Binder 16. 
Club shoot at 211 birds— J. Buffum 20, A. 11, Jones 19, G. R. Durand 

I'd G. i! Weill d.-s IS. A. '.', A.luni-- l: .1 I u ■ 1 1 ,.i i J , .'.. h.. 

15, J. S. Bailey 12. 

Sub-Matoh No. 1— A. H. Jones first, J. S. Bailey second, G. R. Du- 
rand third. 

Hub-Match No. 8— G. R. Durand first, A. C. Adams second, J. S. 

.hoi-rore.-'iouot i-:o, ,,-,.| !,».. i as tr.iulv at.- ad-d yesierday. 
onry six participating, i- ollowmg is the score: 

A Q Goin. .limiolimioio-u Cyrus Keay llimioiooioi— n 

A S Alesander.lOlOllimillll— 13 C H Winslow... 101111111111111— 14 
H A Stetson.... 0101 1101001 1 111— 10 C Ii Greenleaf.. 111111011111011— 18 

The. second shoot will take place at Topsham Fan- ! .rounds Thurs- 
day, August 10, at 1 o'clock P. M.— G. K N. 

PAOLA GUN CLUB.— Paola, Kau., July 22.— Match at glass balls, 
21yds., ^80 balls each:^H. C. Gain. du. (,. H. Sherman is, L. P. Perry 

A op;. 



Aug. ; 

Aug. i 

jjfachHng ut\d f$mtoeing. 


2— New York Y. C, Annual Cruise. 

8— New Bedford Y. C, Second Class, !au Principal Clubs 

5- Jeffries Y. C. Club Match. 

5— Hull V. C. Sweepstakes Race. 

6-Buffalo Y. C, Annual Matches. 
5-19-Quaker City Y. C, A..nimal Cruise. 

7— Dorchester Y, C First Cliampiousiiip Eaco, tlat-Rigs. 

s Salem It- v V ..-,, s ..-.-.., i -ii •.Kinship, 

8— Jersey City E. C, Ladies' Day. 
8-18-American Canoe Association kegatta, Lake George. 
10— Southern Y. C, Annual Sweepstakes. 
18-HuU Y. C, Second Club Matches. 
V2 i.Ien-iinack Y. C. , t'luh Match. 
18— Toronto Y. C, $350 Cup. 

14— Royal Nova Scotia Y. S., Ocean Match to Chester, 1 prize. 
16— Royal Nova Scotia Y. S., Chester Town Cup, 8<1 prize. All 

Scotia Y. S.. Ocean Match to Halifax, 1 prize. 


13 -do. 
22— Jen 

d-d— i' .si 
dd— Ho: 

Second Championship Race. Cat-Rigs. 
rib Club Match. 

d-r-State kegatta, 

. 2d Class Schooners, 1st Class Sloops . 

Iiampionship Match. 

rd Cliamplonshiii Match, Marblebeod. 

h Match. 

. Y. S.. Mayor's Cop and third prize. 









Oct. i-vuiuuiruiy i.e., 

Oct. 8— Jersey City Y. C, 1 

1. 16— Doi 
:. KJ-Ko 
;. — Ro 

lorn to All Match, 
liarbor Cruise, 
ipen Races, Cut-Ri, 
V. S., Three Classo 

i, one prize each, 
ies, sailing race. 

a. P. F. i. 


IN the deed of gift now in force governing cbailcngfee for the 
America Cup occur the following olauses; 

14 The challenging potty shall give six months notice in writing. 

" Accompanying toe six months notice must be the t'ustom House 
certificate of the measurement and a statement of the dimensions, 
rig and name of tbe vessel. 

o In case the parties cannot mutually agree upon the terms of a 
match, then the challenging party shall have the right to contest for 
the cup in one trial, sailed over the usual course of the annual re- 
gatta of the club holdiug the cup, subject to its rules and sailing 
regulations, the challenging party not being ronou-ed Io mtmo tho 
representative until the iin,<- atjwtl upon Jor .'/,< .-lint." 

Mutual agreement is not likely to au'ord a solution when interna- 
tional rivalry runs high. W'nen the challenger finds i 

tipulated. he 

is-1 . 

•■ of I 

id he 


• ehallengei 

era! Iliu 

race, but-sce the quotation ahovc- to the veiy 

e are to oppose, we decline io give ihe stranger 
to whom he is to race. \\ Idle » e ask him to sail 
lies to find usand to takethe weather as ii conies. 
.blc, we claim the right to pick out our Lest tor 
I and sea, have them at tho start, select what 
inditions of the day aud then have tho impu- 
dence to call it an ei|iiilulile oiler : V e demand thai his sliould be a 
seal :ui in, \arlti and yet will meet him with a trap of n machine 
should the day be fair, though tbe trap could no more turn to wind- 
ward in lumpy water than lly : 

The London Field has pronounced anyone challenging under such 
conditions as "soil." "A o prouounco the conditions surrounding the 
cup disgraceful to Ibe fair name of American spot tsmeu. The New 
York Y C. has a right to enact anything it pleases when the opera- 
tions are confined to club matters. 

As tho holders m trust of an international trophy, however, they 
become responsible to the public in general. 



[Augtjbt 3, 1898. 

The cluli hs-s no right, to bring tho good name of American yaehts- 
mnu Into disrepute abroad. 

It has no rigal to uov<u'ul.ropbv Mil in trusl with ridicule through 
such u document us ti s--ni broaclcnajl to foreign vaunting 

■ Check »r prevent international racing by sur- 
pouj . ihaUenge with conditions impossible to accept, unless at 

in equity to lb: challenging party. 

• iii-u .ii.'.iii.ii.i. ..-nougu to lav the blundering of tbo 
club to stupidity. Abroad they, are open]) charging sharp practice. 
The Ni- v Yon, V hisnorigut to put American v,i • •: 

nd It matters not one iota what lias gone before. Tbo 
errors of the past should hav$ been rectul-l. not 
i :ii'> hen the club induced the rocoul tan ItHcailons In tbo aued, 

i«8JC piftUOj b'-l : 

sponsible, for good and boBesi reasons, We 

i] i hi. ■:■ t\ p..- .ji boat 'ban ourllght draft butter i p.i> 

■ a be il I'.' 1 t.. ;i mule: ; .. . :-inu- l(H 

itests between our sloogiS and British c.ut'-rs. In making as 

such contests uu impossibility, the club ha. assumed the role of a by 

partisan in favor oi .i certain type protected by unfair, uuuiauly AU 

an<luii-i. : -hips imposed upon yachts from abroad, vei 

hiehthay nol.l mc Oup in trust is defeated bv be. 

ions in the case which are unworthy the standing and iauu net 

\v-- ir-isi now thai the tai 

■ ■•:■. i. l-r I-..III.IUU- :. -.i. ■!> i 

' , i >l.i. at no distant data the honesty and courage hai 

requisite toreseuo cbi i ip from obliqultj and Internatloi .i raoi g •■■ . 

tmu oblivion, the Blub <uould oot permit Itself to be inuuoneed 

lurting its favor in seeking to barter fulsome i 

actions for a Btray suhsc 
Hon or i i ■ Maintain hr<: in the stale oopyista yelp 

mir tieels. 

away from the sloops larger 

ahead of Madcap, and I Live 

wind the little Bharor could n 

iiinl i-i/.i- being loo much In ir 
Tli- wind stiuencd towards 

binds again for the westerly beat arotmd the island to the finish at 
the times as mentioned : 

Ailci-n .. '1.08 Brunette L40 

Oriole, Coquette... . . . i.'.l 

Madcap 4.30 Alarm. time oyer Madcap, with the reel 

eiug the only two home before her. That she is 

in i be sloops in windward work and in a sea has 

Inn to get a correct estimate of her running il. is 

ber with boats of the opposite tvpe of about the 

..- for a test To sum up. the .-utters 

.liling. -specialiv Aileen. of whom we 

;s, not us to her design, but as to the manner In 

.!.■! rigged by local talent. If Toronto 

's MiigiuntiTs in. clianica capable of handling the 

culler, with all her nicety of detail, that citv is 

n New York- .ludglug from lie- win Ailtien squall- 


A.- northern l...i.i.-i yachting is still confined only t.. those 
whose inclinations naturally in: toward seafaring -port. Yacht- 
ing bits not S3 yet become a tm lo a family 

etjtahUs ent and yachts ore Kept in commission tor use unit not for 

show mid Msteniaiioii. Hence we had nu Inborn leasing among 

tilt Canadians towards ships lo which a . -.price, andn 

desire w rank fore:uo>i us sailors, however few then- fleet may be m 

numbers or now modest each Teasel is In tonnage. For a long time 

yawls and cutters have been familiar sights in the harbors of Toront > 

:, and ib.-u- merits for work in the open lakes have been 

rally recognized:. Still so great ia the 

.-.■polis. like .\e« York and so insiduous the temptation, to 

copy wimi is spread In-t'irc one in columns and coltun 

in.- ».i the .hangs elsewhere that a tendency to pattern 

rjc fashions could not help but show its head, ami tie- 

number of new shoal draft Sloops introduced into Canadian waters in 

consequence threatened to crowd from tiie public mind far more 

meritorious specimens rlglu .. 

Of allvesseis id the world the light draft, flattron sloops of New 

.. ibably the least to be commended. Dangerous, cramped. 

expensive, .. ,i. i snort-lived, sensible people would be likely to turn 

bjpjlr backs ip.'i. in. in wii.'.eY.-r they are reallv understood. But 

for the false reputation for high speed woven about her bv romance. 

; i victories over old-fashioned turnouts from abroad, the 

New York light draft would have been spurned nil over creation as a 

' .uglit iii''..-:-.isi./h..".- h\ the pursuit of the fantastic craze 

... water," by which procedure known laws ,.f 

nature compelling a going ' through the water'- were to beset aside 

■ mimic tah-ui from whom the new propaganda 

emanated, In the Innermost circles ol Canadian yachnng loin t tii-. 

wild doctrine bad never quite been subscribed lo, and all the 

uctiti -alii'- iower bay could not move the 

;, ,,i it •,..■' I...i-.-.ut... tu-'iii their belief that -.!..:.- was a great 

. ..'.- ..:... ..-iviiiile fire about the uo-calkd wonderful 

i hi i stuck do their Brgt love, I i 

ng ber tip to date for competition with the latest 

idea6hnpurt dfron in doing this at a great out- 

lay and considerable risk, Torqnto yachtemati deserve thi 

of all, ami none will begrudge tb.-i.i tie-, handsome polishing their 

new and ,..- ■ (... tie ■ il'-t tb.-. mei.liilv '«. 

..leir own reward in knowing that the slice, - : 
the question boa given an impetus to cutter ideas an. I outter building 
wuloniBbi io eventual dismissal •-..: i,..- :<■ ■« Y..i„ 

traps and the substitution ot more cr.-ditabb- esamplBB of naval 

llucJi r.-K . > in. late years on those charming fresh 

water .--■.-. bul desultory only in iuflueuco and meaning. The re- 
cent matches of the Koyal Canadian, however, pale all past raqords 
in the important iiiiluouce they are destined lo exert, upon model and 
rig, an induenc- which will, perhaps, extend even 1 
vessels as far j 5 local topography willpernjlt. we for granted 
that the cutter rig will drive- out the sloop altogether on the Atlantic 
seaboard, but the nrocesa of displacement is necessarily slow. On 
i i meuts of Aileen and Verve promise to 

.: the and unsailor liV.e i i r - iir- 
a.- North River lighter shall give way to the smarter 
-i r arrangement of the outter If nothing more than that 

.. a- le.-.i, ii would be a reward that Me-ssrs. Qooderhnm 
in . ;■■ ii. igui cii.- in pride, lint great inodiilcation in model 

hi quite as certain, rhe veneration, of beam is a broken jpell, and 
servil- .-..l.-..:!-. :..-. '..-i N.-iv Yo. 

do . 

be a Uutt of ridicule to airy -brained report metropolitan 

proas, 1...L their >■!. ili.-i- i- it .-..- ii.. longer uj .:. . 
Toronto !■■■ - druni of the pro?8, through 

which in.- . . . uid noisily proclaimed their virtues, is 

uid Its d.-ae urn;- bangs nothuig but 

thee Toronto va.-hlsnien. a. el Willi 

. ul work .en their own salvation ii • . .. 
ful influences from other . i 

sltpioo! friends across I he- border have furnished 
n -, pi-.-.-i.-i..-- 1 iii these ■■'■) "..:.- 

they nave . . . ; -r \;:.m SrBB*«r, as Unar liberal minded 

enterprise has our M. I the tendency of then- tastos 

our appro! 

I, though only a handicap in allowances, afforded nu ox- 
OfeUeiit opiiort.lluilv for noling the comparative p.-rf..: . 
narrowesi. ol .-uio : -. an I bcaniv shoal sloops, as the starters iu- 

clttdod some ...t thebest "t the latter he lakes Tberewfjibe 

n ...will say that "if" so uud so had only startud 

the result might nivi ii.-cn diilercnt. and they will baCli 
ions by i-.-i. . ...g the. absentee to bo a very, 

. : ind faster, of course, than those who actually com- 
peted. Itut whatever cliances were uiiss.-.l in this w.i.. 
certain nine Ls not a sloop on the. lakes which could ha 
windward witn the new thirtv-ton beauty Aileen, much lessen! down 
. .me win of more than an hour to nothing. Cygnet, for 
merlyol Buffalo, hut now the property of Mr. Hugh Dennis, is ac- 
1,. I the lastest light weather sloop on the lakes, and uiifor- 

• . ..a.. I., nu.-. being on lb.- do.k at Port Dal- 
housi- -i'.i an overhaul. In point of tonnage there is too wideadlf- 
: .If and A ik-.eii for a really fair lest. The culler 
.. ■ on and sfi depth, while the Cygnci 
counts only ." overall', lS.lifu beam and B, Stt, deep if Ail.-..n be 
taken as a., tons, ' ygnot would measure but 18, 

The course sailed was about forty miles, and the thai 
from the euti-r would have been, according lo Y. It. A. scale, just 

ten minutes Ltwouldho 

to have landed within thai nllowauco, as the big schooner Oriole, of 
.. second vessel in, was beaten by no I 

how many hours, with the 

... i ... iiow Cygnet sailed with Oriole 

iiljon . 'i ja beaten, Nothing of a wonder, 

' . but it helps to get ibe gnii^e of her probable chance in mis 

ii little kick-up she wiU be dropped by little Verve 

without trouble, let alone making n mateh for a Watson design two- 
lhirdn as hu- „" again. I'm cutler., won by too much water by far to 
|. .- ii-r boai. pi-obiiiily neither I 

'.. . . could tun. the tables i orapletely. 

An.. .. | . ; •! .in- i v.oa.l -is to windward. and going large more- than 
il' i wiin the 67-ton schooner, ami she not acco..: 

,. ,1 Strom this eaetraco, taken from the Toronto 

Afjit.- "A 'a -i- y -.. i . 1 lo . oa.[. i-i-o 

o£ the yachts was til a Oriole, which uhUl 

eel ■ is recoguwed as about the fastest all-round yachtin 

bouui.ij.. - ■ i me allowance which be! sii- 

compels her to give ■ aaUei boats." "u the wind Aileen pro veil 
noticeable bided as to r..-.b..-e the race to a good 

.... i!..pp-d in- i-uek, tli^n priolo.and 
jogged home as though mere b, nothing good WO ugh for ber "n 
i,, ly believe to be the case, wa even go 

furth. i and question whelhoi i Ut.i is her e.|ual in AmorlCSt) waters 
'i'ho w*y the cutter jumpisi out on thu schoouor's weather on the 

miles about £. by B. to buoy 
thence around steam tug, tii 
lo buoy No. -, round the Sec 
by the Western t lap Wind 
able. Fresh on the- bent to 
buoy and on the beat out to 
Scarboro and at 1 1 .- . . 
il fell light to the llnish. Th 
qualities, the only ' 

Scarboro No. 4 a 

II v 

taken altogether, 


■ the 

a duv favorable to light weather boats, 
inld have given a much better account of herself anil ills 

■ i: ion -loops in better fashion, as was shown by the way 
vav from Madcap while healing bona- through the klck- 

■•• away to a living start in lu:.ii as follows: 

■ n vawl, I.ieut -Ool. Orassett, at t0;81j Brunette, pf Ham- 
. 3oop, Mr. Kemp, at HhSi. Verve. 10-ton cutter, Mr. 
.'. 10:38}& Aileen. :tf-ton cutter, Mr. W. T. Gooderbam, at 
•ap. 17-ton sloop, tho Commodore, at 10:33; Coquette, of 
loop, at ll):33is and schooner Oriole, f>7 tons, the Vice- 
:, at 10:3tH- A light wind took them past Hnnlar.'s Point, 
> to windward, the cutters along tlv city front. All had 

duding topsails, the schooner wit h n topmast staysail 

large jib topsail in addition 1 " 

luettecoi .'; looked 

- • 'ern channel in the 1 

lee in the Oup, wh»n the wind, fla 

a to a calm of nearly an 

hour's dura! ion. and the yachts 

then struck in fi-c. 

and the cutters boldil 

- themsnnu imi.; ■ 

position. This has been in some < 

uart.-ri. laid to their hoist, 

think, to be charged to holdin 

tho lighter sloops brought up 

. puff, much like 

catamarans are known to do, c 

lack or sufficient momentum to 

In company with Oriole, the I 

the res: and were soon about Um 

buoy No. 1. Urunctte, Coquette 

the lake for mure wind, us the 

v'.-.mll not foot with the cutters 

triunnnd so Hat. Verve, from ] 

er inshore position, soaked uji 1" 

windward in very grand style, f 

sloops, and by that time Adeon 

lad spun out a good deal of water, 

in spite of the bad sii of her 

crilics, was an abomination. A 

loon bul-d •ii'.'...i..l. folio-. • 

rest as under: 

Aileen 1B.10 



j Hrunotte :■-.."-: 

Alarm .... 
It was a quartet in-- 

j Coquette 12.54 

ii -k No. •.', and It was thought the 

the ,. -utter at that klud of business, 

. ... . a -t suen a era 

.:. of the 1.1ml o. for.- and the tal-nl 

proved out In its r.-ekoning, for 

Sile, 'ii slipped awav like a chased 


it bra-; upon the light drafts, by 

ere at onchdr" ancl hardening in 

became mere plav aboard tho cut- 

ter for the remainder of the i 

ay. Oriole s.ean'.l. ,i mile in her 

^t'cllir-."--'-''^ ' 

showed great speed at ritnuin,-. her 
Bhe outran the little ten-tonner, nnd 

was driving bar 1 for Alarm's 

-:i her tepmast backstay 

parted and her upper stick tbrei 

pair. ; all. i liiiilng 

s of water, enabling the big yawl to 



, . .4 46 
Lrd In 

Stubborn adln 
and e.tperieni 

ic sobriquet 
, unfaltering 
UTS laid her 

aggie, Aileen re- 
ti to antiquated 
mi for ''hanging 

island, the 
able "Ailer 
the lessons 

liidi thirty ye. 


lled the i 
trs ago. 

savs Hie 
light. Ir: 

raU, never flitich- 
ough tho puffs to 
i Stile fin . 

e. by handicap time from the Oriole 
.quelle had hugged the shore up home 
3tanced. finish as under: 

. 0.32 Verve 7.3.i 

. 7.10 Urimotle flisl. 

.7.09)4 Coquette dlBt. 

Ala i 

. ■ lit 


itched weather, tliei 
dying to a clock calm in i 
the day was the appeal 
which she showed to far 

a Sloop, and her 8 

v little breeze, and what th.-i 
of tho afternoon. The event of 
Psyche in new cutter rig. under 




larger rival, Esnie, in the beat down to the line prev 
when she both outpointed ber and went faster tl 
both yachts then having the same breeze. 3he « as 
and went away with a four minutes' lead, which i 
rapnllv that the race became a procession. 

There was a good deal of luck going, of coarse, In. 
fairlv distributed, and Psyche's victory coultl not bt 
duke. She had the best start, and got a streak of w 
nor on 111- beat from I'erry to the Fort, but she w,- 
t'ort tlngboal. and again, at Mais* Ifoek, where she 

carried her past il 
she hit further gc 
which <:':• 

that vacht having hitherto p 
and moderate wind— of beav 
innately, for the races -and 
a foregone conclusion. Psj 
greatly pleased the advocate 
edged'here as not onlv tin la 
to windward. Eel ..- 
looked forward to with inien 

Of the other y.-u : . 
anything worthy .,: 
the beat from ferry to Mars', 
had a jib topshil set lo heal I 
was all. Daphne wants new 
anything worthy her former 

The entries were: 

Esmo, sloop, 7 

Psyche, cutter 

Daphne, slonn 

Isabel, aloi 

ern brought up a 
ird lu search of a 
bift her spinaker; 
a short time, but 
tern shore, which 
derful fashion, and 

'ive.l her, 
ery craft, 
ing to her 

. a..- ua-j null, ivi utj 

ills her for all Bhe is 
reason to be proud. 

no tbat did 

■II l-.MC.e On 

te start, and 
v. and that 
...■■:■_■ 1 to do 
;abel did not 

'apt. Ti 



Aileen .'2:32 Brunette 3:05K| 

Oriole '.':•'■■. Coquette 3:05 

Verve '•' I - ; - Ai.u:. i 8:10 

IBadcap ..3:09 , , 

The whole Heel, squared away for Scarboro. As they approached 

lea this time, 
ent the lirsi 
a slipped by 
•eked the -size 

Oi-Kaze. i 

Lt. Tyler, R. E.. officer of the day, assi 
Sooretary, started the race at •-' 1 M . s 
then above the lino, which they had to ei 
Psyche was lirsi oh at -'n 

eastward, by 'which she lost; Daphne sto 
Kazediduo'i Btart uiitfl Sfi min 
wiih'.ut a spinaker and with boom ..;n i, 
sight from the Lueibor Yard. On the ye 
Psyche had doubled her lead, with Iiaph 
she reached Fort l larelice llagboat WHS ( 
Esnie, which had again passed Daphne, 
The time at Kort Clarence was: 







The latter having pulled up considerably, Psyche 
vsteisail to port, but soon 'an them in 

SOJi'd, and by the time 
*r of an hour abend of 
Oi-Kaze creeping up. 

3 40 00 

....8 50 IS 
fell into fourth 

....4 44 40 
...5 07 05 
....5 14 50 

e hater was slow with her spina!,. . 

She held Coquette, having no: 
t oi n iho Scarboro mark brought mamsheet 

i :ie owner of Esme tried subsequently to take Psyche's f-irly won 
prize from her by a protest, but the Sailing Committee unanimously 
and very properly, refused lo entertain the protest. Of course tue 
victory ofthe small cutter was a verv hitter pill for the- advocate oi 
the sloop to swallow, but prejudice, while it maj impede, cannot slay 
the march of progress and improvement, b is worthy of notice that 

dure Cbauncy having Oi-Kaze, 16 tons; Sear Commodore Trott, the 
Psyohe, 7 tons, and .Secretary Kumichrast, tho Velcuur . 3 tons. 

August S, 1888.] 




TN last week's issue reference was made to illustrations of Joiner's 
X excellent comranaiion of a row and sail bout. Through the faith 
lessnessof the arUat the outs were rooeived too late for that issue, 

ami we now make ;;iioa tin- deficiency. The Irene, one of the first oi 
her class, is loft. (iin. long, 4ft. 'Jin. beam, 3ft. deep amidships. Car 
ries a 00-lb. e&nt.-rhoard and a sail having a lt)ft. hoist. 13ft. foot, and 
?ft. 3in. head- Weight of boat, loulbs. Concerning the Ir.-n-. Inn 
owner. Mr. George Conkey, of Glen's Falls, writes that he can sug 
gest, no improvements, as she seems near perfection for the all 
round work demand..- '. u> her. She is fast, able, and sightly, and 
servesherpurpo.vjinorc nearly than auythingof lliekind lie hastriod. 
In Joiner's newes «i i this class the deck is carried aft to the 
ceuterboard well and "folding boards" used instead of one piece. 
economizing greatlv in room. 

joined the command. At 7 A. M. next morning the squadron slowly 
drifted oat of llreenport harbor, hound for Newport, with light winds 
still from southwest, which failed lor a time cniiieh . The schooners 
had something of a brush. Clio showing that she had lost none of her 
old-time speed since bolting lead up from below, and smart 
Eclipse leading all hands till past noon, when, with a freshening 
wind, thu Commodore's schooner drove by her. the two coming to 
anchor within ten minutes of each other, and nearly half an hour 
fetch in before 10 P. M. 


ig. six school 
y airs fantn 



orli :-. 

FINE ft, 
lie- 11: 
Anchor vas 
Black Rock 
the schoone 
and the Hloc 
Hypatia, Lt 
order in con 
in then- honi 
joined the tl 
day an earrj 

Eclipse ran tl, 
lead added to 

ttous about rn; 
trary we attril 
the light weat 

■et assembled in Larchmm 

ug officer's or. 1. 1 •'. forthet 

t harbor July 31. subject to 
timial cruise to the Eastward. 
I next afternoon for a nm of thirty-six miles to 
Sunday was spent in tun-hoi Tin- tleet mustered 
tita. Com. Verniilye: Lotos. Agnes and Sunshine, 
ie, Eclipse. Rover. Pirate. Curlew. sjagilta, Annie, 
Vaant. Fanita and Kthel. The run was wry 
3 squadron arrived late at night in straggling 
. oi the lack of wind, too late to enjoy the hop 
George Hotel ashore. Schooner Crusader here 
> sloops Clai-ita. Stella and yawl Caprice. Moil- 
is effected for New London in light southwest 
ni Agues fouling in the drift out and the former 
toard with her deep-draft ceuterboard. She was 
trouble. Off Strafford Point more breeze was 
oputinto the squadron with kites all drawing, 
-good fashion, showing that the 

ed the theo 
in light « 
his sloop 


On the c . 

-d throughout 

,ho very lead 

iringing up with the 
fleet left for Green- 
eway, Sciola, Corsair 

d in the trunk, and it 
and float it up along 
. fastenings and held 

Agn.-, showed to the fore, but aj 
Mr. Wfflard leading in with Eclipi 
with Clio ami Peerless close abo; 
Cock and Hen and Chick 
A pleasant reception a 
during the evening. Fri 
A. M., so hat if was 
southerlv wind made it n 
Holo. Atalanta had bar 
board andi t jammed on< 
down with only hall' Che 
had been got through sin 
with the wind abeam a s 
tance to tin- 

that she is probab 
champion to save 
30 tons. V. It. A. t 



OUR sloops have licet 
tor all' 
the cutter .'<:. 
racer at all, but for a s:i 
Willi his wife he spei 
coast with no intent to i 
the cutter's load was pi 
lienor Webb, who go 

soiling. Those who have been s 

h'u .- got tho cart before the no: 

the logic of event 
i fits just tho othe 


r.ilta and second championship race of the B. Y. 
unpscott last Saturday. July- •&. Owing to vacil- 

- . ■ , t ..>.,- a™ to W start 

Uon takes the pennant, i'sveho 
necessitating a third race to d 
obtained, as the boats have not 
new rule. Summary as under: 

Beetle, cutler. A. llemenwuy 

Mavis, cutter. W. S. Whitney 


Hotden, P. C. Severance 

Mosquito, keel, E. W. Codmau. 

Rita, II. B. Richardson 

Peri, Vice-Corn. Parkman 

Dandelion, C. F. Adams, ad.. , 

I'svehe, Com Sears 

Mirage. C. P. Curtis, .li- 

Josephine, J. T. Moors 

18 L 

.- 19 04 

19 04 

18 00 

1 3-1 SO 
1 30 10 
1 41 12 

1 87 18 
1 29 SO 
i as 33 
1 39 38 


Editor Forest and Stream: 

Letters at « being received daily at our camp from the little fleets 
of canoes that tire cruising from many points of the compass toward 
the beautiful Horican. Dr. C. A. Neide, Secretary of the American 
Canoe Association, arrived here with his brother two days ago, and 
putting Lorna Island into the best order to receive the large 
to be present at the annual meeting and 

number of 

field, Mass., Augui, . 

to Rondout, N. V. (via New York city), where the,- -.rill he ioined by 

it- m,. rioeists and wUI proceed to Glens Falls nine miles 

south of Lake George in their canoes. 
Rev. Chas. A. Cressy and Capt. S. I). Kendall, will leave Vermont. 

j|'V :• ,-' e . ' i : r: i . . ■ .- i ... I .-.■■_ -; n : .| - ;.:.! n " . 

from which city thev ndll ascend the Huilson to Troy and m by canal 

.■■■ s Falls. .Commodore Longworth, of the A. C'.'A., is at lli-lnke 

The Cinciunati Canoe Clnb will report to him on August 1. Th- I . : . 

so ■ . i Canoe ■ Club will go into camp a bos An - 1 The Mohican 

.1 ■■ club, of Albany, the Knickerbocker ami N ev.- Y. u-k Canoe clubs 

of your city, have had their camp grounds alreadv iocuted. There 

are about thirty canoeists alreadv at. the lake. 

The Crescent Canoe Club is at col Iv, .tl. at the head of the. lake. 
From Canada comes cheering news. Capt. E. B. Edwards, Vice- 

" -union or. ... I he A . i '. A. -nil v,-..|i ivp.v,, n; ;;,,. en hop 

ists from the Peterboro' region. These knights of the single blade 
will brhi e; some fine canoes to the regatta. 

Robert Tyson, Secretary of the Toronto Canoe Club, will be present 
by the Tth of August wit. a his nartv. ami Messrs. Bai.iwiu and Syni- 
tues, of .Ottawa, will ,reach Lake George about the sa nn time. The 
canoe builders have been crowded with orders for oanoe since , , 
labt meet at the Canoe Islands. There will be a magnificent displav 
of new canoes from all canoeing centers. 

A paper called The Canoe is published on the steamer Horican, 
which runs on the lake, and it will be the official organ of Judge 
Longworth, the Commodore of. the A, C. A., during the stay of the 
canoeists at the Canoe Islands. 

The races will occupy a part of three days, August 9, 10, 11, and 
will lake place off Crosbyside Hotel, at the con. hern end of Lake 
George. Besides the canoe clubs which will be m attendance, there 
are individual canoeists from many of the States and from Canada 
who will be present. As the railroad extension now reaches Lake 
(b-orge, it will be an easy matter to \ isit the canoe regalia from New 
York, Boston and the West. X 11 Bishop 

Canoe Islands, Lake George. 


FLEET CAPTAIN FISHER has issued the following orders from the 
Commodore for the annual cruise, which is expected to bring out 
an unusually large fleet: 

The squadron will rendezvous for the annual cruise at Glen Cove 
on Wednesday, Augusta. 

All cuptains will repair on hoard the flagship (.schooner Estellel at 
an hour to be aunounced by signal. 
A start for New London will be made early on the morning of 

1 'prizes have been offered by Captain Cook, of the Tidal 

iti tio.di-t. of the Norseman, to tie sailed for at New 

able that large entries 



ml i 


> are expected to conform to the : 
n gulations regarding uniform and dress. 
Attention is called to the new rules for hoisting colors, salutes, etc: 
Huiing Hie cruise, except under special orders, guns will be fired 
only as follows: By each yacht joining or leaving the. squadron, to 
be answered by the flagship, when the Commodore or senior officer 
in command joins or leaves the squadron, when each yacht will 


> yacht shall start before 

their captains as 

A large represt 

to join in the ei-it 

that the squadro 

CO far Maggie 
>T> winds, -out 

1 that an unusually large number of steam vaehte 
lie squadron, the, Commodore will appoint one of 
i commanding officer to dime! their movements, 
nation of the sailing tleet bus signified an intention 
se. ami captains arc urged to make special efforts 
be such as to reflect credit on the club. 


enormous odds. Shu has sailed in Ugh 
uud under length rules, --our rules.' 
se niio know her well to be l.e-t i:. | 
.vill take a good deal tiiiiiri...,,;, - ,,,, 
nee to display what is in her. she ha: 
awing upon iicr l.ard-wea 

to saj- Maggie will I.. ;r. 
lidding for home without as mm: 
J favored 


a for i 


LARCHMOXT Y. C.-The Zoe havi 
in the open boat class, in the races .It 
slit- was challenged by tho Hornet rei 

was roimdeclt Cruiser. S 89; Zoe, 2:10:08; Hornet, 

3:31:0-.'; Nvtuph. ;:•<.■:" The wind now fell and it was little more 
than a drift with a lee-going tide for a while. Fairy got around Con- 
stable Point buov first . r. .":l.-:.'i. Zoe. 3:19:30; 
Hornet. 3.3! :«, and Nymph at :J:JJ:.V,. The bree.-.e fell away alto- 
gether, Hornet taking an ash breeze tor home. The others kept at 
i it. l-'airv going round the Execution buov tit 3:01 -.:,:.; Cruiser. 3:. .7:30; 
Zoe. U:0(i:30, and Nymph at ti:2l:-.W. Alight air from S. W. ran the 

Actual. Corrected. Actual. Corrected. 

WOIIS (iaveti'p ' ' Zoe Tlo'sW v'l8'39 

Hornet Gave up Fairy (winner). 6' 47 is t; n it) 

| Nymph 7 SI 05 T 80 84 Cruiser. 7 03 59 T 08 i\ 



[August S, 1882 

RUYKCE HILL YACHT CLUB.— The. fourteenth annual regatta 
«■»> sailed July -'!! oil Long Island. Course fur liM class: From 

judges' out Brunei E I, leaving fog ivbi-'h i least ledge oi 

the Graves on BtarrjOfl I, Hi Island on starboard, Shagg 

Rooks on starboard, LoveJ'a bland and Sound Point beacon 
ou starboard, George's Island and UaUqp'l tdand and ^is's 
Mate buoy on port, to judges' boat, thirteen miles. Second 
class: From .judges' boat, leaving a-4 bead Of Long Island 
on port, Ruinsford on starboard. licence's and Lovell's 
Inlands on starboard. Gallop's island and Xi.v's Mate buoy on port. 

Bound ."in! beacon on . ;, *i ird Spectacle r-.i.m.i on port, Sculpin 

Ledge buoy on pen. ■ . .: .- - i ir.i class: From 

boat, leavii . buoy No. 7 on Casth 

southeast breeze. Judges, P. >i. Boi 
Gould, aboard Mr. Hunt's '. in ;- n 
disqualified for sailing wrong course: 

i pot 

ling i 

Celeste, lieu. E. Thomas. 
Uracie M-, In C. Musgrnvc 
Edith. Hodgionsou. ct. al.. 
Carrie P., Alvin Coin 

Li'ugtb. Actual BCteo 

saod 4 was suit 

,, ..SB Od I IS 311 4 17 51 

■•.s nf, -i ••:) :,c, 4 -a so 

. . M Oil 4 57 00 4 3-J OS 

Zautho. H . Tj Johnson 2100 2 5158 2 30 IS 

Setas, H. H. Morris ,M W anion 8(Hi9 
independence, lieu. Wilcox 18 no 8 40 03 8 34 28 


Sprite. P. .1 . Henchv 18 08 125 35 1 25 35 

, D Matisur 115 03 15100 141117 

Arrow. C. F. Broman 14 00 14155 137 47 

SALEM HAY Y. C— The first of three club championships ras 
saile.l in Salem Harbor. July 11. Pour classes; over 10 tons, course, 
25 miles; 10 to 10 tons, course, Is miles; is to «ttt., conn 

i sh N, A'., causing a number to with- 
draw, in first ,-la.^s tie- yaivl Wb lb III | :. - , in met her old opponent. 

sciiooner Alice and the ru ■ leu the two was just becoming 

interi nn when aouiethhig carried awaj aboard the yawl and she 
was obliged to put back, gin d . ;i 

Tons. Actual. Corrected. 


Peri, H. Parkman 

Com us, Joiui Aeu-comb, ,lr m 02 

Hop Biiters, J. C. Keinon, Jr 10 00 

i st. E. H Kogers 19 oo 


Y.w_i. ii. f Ven-v : 

Mab, c. Murphy & 00 

. A. Brown ..20 01 

rocnm cuss. 

Tulip, G. Dexter 1007 124 

Roee.T.H. Oabot IS on 1 2H 

comet, O, W, Mansfield 1000 1213 

uru.NojioA'jL v. l -Julysi,— Editor Store*! one 
Oconoinowoc Y. C. sailed their third regatta of this s 
t'ourih annual regatta tor the rirsc and second class r 

.■I 1 run-:,, or Lac La Belie, Monday, July 21, 

Wind blowing from the S. W. Summary; 

i 27 38 
1 88 48 
1 88 08 

1 40 58 

2 Hi 53 
1 47 53 

1 10 25 
1 21 21 
1 31 02 
1 33 20 
I 42 15 
1 45 10 

F. W. Peek — 55 80 

H. H. rihufeldt disabled. 

W L. Peck -5.3 28 

. .P. S. Sbufeldt. —52 41 




T-.veedleduin ... . 

Xip 11. A. SuuteldT77r." ...withdrawn. 

Daisy 0.1. Peck 108 187 

Pearl C T. Sutton. , . 10140 

'fuck H. H. Sbufeldt disabled. 

The Tweedledum was declared winner of the lust class and the- 

Pearl in the second class. Tie ;-r- -- nt.ii nn .1 L t„. -i, rj I 

finally won regatta ol Jul) 18. and of the 

• x& pi* ,, at tbe elttb house in the evenfig.-S. 
i DER BAY Y C. -This Canadian club, with head- 

- s. Commodore; Mr, fl. ICWIck- 

"■ commodore; W. J. Cl.irK-. Beeretary-trea - . 

thai om liitti CMane ;ement The Beet eontains'the 

following yachus: Aigoina 5 tons i S. J. Dawson; Pride of the Wave 
(2 tons! \V. Clark; .Nautilus, K. Anderson; Shamrock ffi tonal, F. 
Jones; Lurline (7 tons), CI, T. Marks; \Yliito Wings ill lonsi. Club 
boat; Winnie i2 tons), 11. K. VYicksteed, The new club house is au 
oroatnent to the harbor, Tiie ground door is 21x18, with n height of 
a is perfect in its attic 


of t 

• building is divided into club 

sof the two latter each to by 7 
fe-n Xheseare approached by a staircase, built on the outside, 
l'acinu the bay a wide verandah projects from the upper room, from 
v, inch a magnificent view of the lake is obtainable. The contract 

Qammodore H. I). Billard, the club l 
Islands, July S3, preparatory to the fi 
the eastward, Sunday the squadron 

bers partaking of a dinner at Che hila 

./cop had generously invite 

anchors wen- got ; ,„,i jail made for S 

obeyed M- - -ignui. it) 

tain;' Ripple, Lorc'lic,' I he schooner; 

Proapero, and several 

others. Newport was made the same evening, and next morning f he 
squadron hove up for Now Bedford in a light, southwest, wind. In 

making the Whale co ■■ > ■ .,, st In tolerably close 

orih-r. July 28 thevsnded for Edgartown and .Martha's Vineyard, 
Geo. Graves ag ttibres a I to bring oat that wonderful cutter of 

SEAWANHAKd Y. C— The open boat races of the club set down 

1 the line far want of wind, aud after Ripple had 

tut a lead it fell calm again and the race tell througu. The 
»j;i ■ .i- - ■- on. Me,; only two, cruiser and Falcon, which 
i off m t07, but took nearly seven minutes to get over. Af- 

of luck taking Cruiser around the lower mark, the wind 

. Y. C— Last Saturday was ladies' day with tbe members 
Hull Yacht Club, and the yacht owners rook their lady 
on a cruise: among the islands of the harbor. It was 
htful day, wiih just wind enough ;tc make it pleasanL 
or the ladies. About tony yachts celebrated, and each of 
rried from three to tlvc ••timid beauties." The non-yacht 

in close company. 
and the company w 
served, followed by 
season at the club, i 
uounced a grand a 

s by 

its n-i 1. 1 in ;-d a little oft 
aeti al tbe club house, acoi 
It was the most enjoyablfr 
a )'s mode of ontertaimn 
lany fair critics. — Boston t 

BRUNSWICK. SOUPS.- Anything which saves labor, time or fuss 
in the steward's department is a boon to yachtsmen. For rich body, 
tlavor and convenience nothing can be more highly recommended 
than the Brunswick Soups. Tuey arc not merely canned articles or 
extracts, but the actual material pi.- iv. ii in the Shape of powder 
by a special p i icess and need only the addition of boiling m v, ater to 

produce a noun-hing wholesome f I equal or superior to anything 

jervi : ' sh at hotels or restaurants, There are twelve varieties 

n- htooh oseand with beef , vegetable uttd bean soup and 

clam chowder at his disposal, the yacnUiuen must be hard to please 
who cannot manage to five high and economically with such stores 
to draw upon. Tney are the handiest thing imaginable for canoeists 

mile? I: 

lead I 

u-.J, .-, 

m schooner. . . . Aileen 
K like the Flying Butchn 


i bv 1 

leen heat to windward 

two feet to Oriole's one. . , . Aileen, fairly ilyi 

to the rest of the Ueef iu an extraordinary manner, unlil miles 

ahem: • ■■' i >n. de and everything else. . . . The theme of dlscussiou 

nd -niil sailing of tue Aileen. . , . The popularization of 

deep boats has had a startling push forward given it. . . . The 

..•.:uly out-b iiis auything ailoat in this neighborhood." 

FAIR ALL ROUND. -From the Toronto Jiu.7: "It was believed 

that tne rac. ... respective merits of the deep- 

Of the sailing qualitie.- 

., i n ... ih 

AILEEN— Bays tie 

D fair test, and it mus 

cerned there can be b 

renowned Oriole, with 

the nand that b 

ill-fitting suit of canva 

s. sue would be 

under other eireumsf 

new, for other 

e, The Aileen i 

nu in iljre.llv n- n i : . 

not like the hull, then 

is a line one, and mus 

TOBOMTO .-.:,'': 

• C '' U eT 0d i : T 

■■ '■ ' •'" "lo'-n 'iin 

me. Tweety-ti 

are Pearls wit 

Classed, and the rest open i 
says the decked canoes are 

tile e.vpeneun. .- -.'. 
Ingpurjoses, but - si I. . 


i ]ouri 


Both these 
■achts. The day could 
vrage fair-weather test 

rday, and v 
as could nt 

•s. Tne. Toronto Moil 
ut all others. Tins is 
flag relegated tosport- 

r Lake George has left 
, sou of a former well- 
Jl Rob Roy canoe on 
e carries uo sails, and 

. n ,,.,, r of the start according to the weather, thereby 

taking the visitor at an advanl ige. »■ uiigul have seen a "lorty" in 

the thrashing but al '- eacpens ol a most valuable practical lesson 
in modern naval science. Does this satisfy the ambition of the 

LiiiHT 1)1:aFT. — As wdl be seen iu ohr report, the schooner Ata- 
lauta got in trouble .vith her board twice during a week's cruise. As 
u keel she would ha-.e .;, ..-,, - n 10ft. instead of some 20 with a board, 
and time and a bill of several hundreds woidd have been saved. 
Sometimes, oftener than supposed, the light draft of the center 
board vessel is theory only wmle stern prncilee finds her drawing 
much more water than the keel. 

CHALLENGE CT7P.— The owner of the sloop Eclipse, Mr. E. Wil- 
lin'.l in -is to be one of four to contribute $350 each toward a silver 
service to be sailed for ny yachts over 50ft. length, Larchmont rules 

and course, in mouth of August. The Eclipse is unquestionably one 
of the smartest yachts in New York, blow nigh or low, and it would 
be interesting to know whether Gracie could unore iier time off of 
Mr. Willard's sloop in ordinary weather, so that should a cutter of 
between 50 and BOft. ever show her number here we may have some- 
thing to go bv in the choice of the most ■ liscly ■:■ . ; 

CHICAGO Y. C- Mackinaw is to be the summer rendezvous of 
the club, and a house may be erected in the nat 

s tol; 

3d for th» 

>ops Cora, 

f Y. C— The sum of $073 is to be given in prizes 
mg great union or open races oil Marblebead, Aug. 
;ied tnat the famous Butter daggii ml other well-known 
how up. Entries to W. Lloyd Jeffries, W uevonshiro St., 

3D OFF.— it will be remembered that in the Hull Y. C. 

ii, many protests were recorded ou account of starting 
irger yachts. The race iu that class 
viii be. resoiled upou request of five 

has has been declared i 
of the yachts entered. 

by C. V. Whitten to C. 
7in. load.linc, 21ft, Oiu. In 

Moubury, Hml 

s models, has been sold 
.; Sift j in. ioag, 74fD. 
t and shoalest si 

>s, August 10, the sum of 81,000 has 
open to yachts of recognized clubs, 
•ing such a snm in casn and asking 

of a 

been appropr 
Think of aril 

all to enter, 

NEW HIGH SPEED.— The Herreshofifs, of Bristol, R. I., are to 
build another fast steam yacht for Mr. Hopkins, of Port Huron. 
Speed guaranteed, lOO miles m hve nours. 

BUFFALO Y. C— The different interests in the club have now 
been harmonized and Hie annual races fixed for August S, 2.3J P. 
M. Sail for Commodore's prize, value SS5. 

LAPWING.— This handsome litfl-;- seven-ton cutter is being fitted 
out with great cafe bj Lawleydt sen, of south Uostou. raeaeelfor 

XrtHwer§ to (jjsorresgondmt§ r 

to W. B. 
know if there is auy good angling 
i aud .Mill Creeks, tf. J., and wnat 

d strings of white percj and small 

d to cluss Sliootillg; Who receives liryt 
tlie absence of auy express stipulation 

should shoiit oil lor'liisic ai 


W. A. H., Bellows Fails. 
keep helgrauiitea for uas 
about thirty and pin then 
morning they wet call deai 

ihey snduid die, as i kept t 
they were very hardy. 2 
bait when dead as ahve't 

Vt.— 1. Cau you tell me of any way to 

-flshmg alive? The otuer day i caught, 
in a pail of fresn water, and the next 
L 1 have been able to Una no reason why 
aem in a cool place, aud i always thought 
Aud are the nelgramites as good bass 


t.— Will you please tell me if there is auy 
mud turtle; 1 have never heard of its 
-' • '■ ' 3 'Ollld »ot oe as good as 

They a 


,n the 

e day 


matter of soup, whde they arc not to bespoke 
with the diamond-back terrapin of salt rnurshi 
delicate as frogs. 

G. McA., Worcester, Mass.— The red L-ish dog to whom you refer 
we presume is Makudah. He was wuelped July, 1577, and was bred 
bv the late Win. JL TUeston. His sire is Dr. \> m. Jarvis' cuampioa 
E'icho. His dam was LihJJI., imparteii by Mr. Nicnolas Saltus, of 
Brooklyn. N. Y. she was wholpe* in IS7S, anu was by csuamrockout 
Of Katnleen (Barton's Larry—til] H, I. .-snamrock was ov Brennun's 
Rap out of Jepsous Belle. Lill i' 
inson's Bob— Lilly) out of Jepsou 

W., nlorristowii, Minn.— 1, A t 
pup for the past month or six we 

h Belie. 


iting at-'l 

'i'hi'ught at lirst. it was due b 
vomitmg continued the sai 

S. A. C, Tilton, N. ii. 
water, from two to six 
pipe, the water falling al. 
ol 72 deg. to 10 deg. iimr 
dying in large numbers 
Has the temperature' of t 
such a result)' Is there 
animals, as SH deg. is for 
ture which killed your lis 

; hire 

•ed spaniel 

^ coiupleie- 

rmg the day. 


it had 


2. It 


for t 

usually from t 

i this 

i water or the feeding anj 
t standard temperature for cole-blooded 
arm blooded y Ans. it was the tempera- 
See editorial note on temperature 
temperature of tne blood or nsnes is 


The Elephant Now Goes Rocnd.— The latest Parisian costume one 
hears of as destined to create a great sensation is tne Jardin d'Acch- 
mation dress, which is thickly covered with uiiuuto elepnants, dogs, 
camels, etc., all at tistically grouped and represented in the most 
attitude possible. 


it is to provic 
States iilutua 
found in our 
single man t( 
be the duty 
make provisi 

n H 

and the 

thing to do about 
in., iu the United 
in, concern will be 

■ ■ mleoi eveiy 

l for possible calamity. 


P«iicilt*, Holders, Cases, lite. 


ing ink for several days writing. Can be carried in 
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persons who care to preserve their individuality in 


Send for Pricc-List. 
Oua (loons abe Soud by Fuist Class Ijealebs 

Oil-Tanned Moccasins, 

Pishing, Canoeing, 
dng, etc. They are 
e feet and veiy dur- 
de to order in a vari- 
of styles, aud war- 
ted the genuine arti- 
Seud for price list. 
INGS, Dover, N. H. P. O. Box B68. Bbadfoho & 
Anthony, Boston Agents, 



All of the following Spoons have best quality TREBLE HOOKS; all, except "Ordinaiy," have best quality Swivels; all, except 
Ordinary and largo "Fluted,"' have best quality white silk-wired gimp. 

Ordinary. Kidney Shape Nos. 1 

" * " Feathered " 1 

Medium, " " " " 1 

Good, " " " " 1 

'Fluted •' 
' " Kiduey " 
' " Oval " 
" Kidney " 
" Oval " 
' " Kidney " 
1 Mottled Pearl" 




1-0 to 4; 
Orders received from persons residing In cities in which the dealers Keep 

to 6; length of spoon, 2i to li inches 

to B; " " S^tol-i 

to 0; " '■' 2* to 11 

to 8; " " Si to 1 

to 7; " " 2i tol 

to 7; " " Sjto 1 " . 

to 7; " " SJtoSA " 

to 17; " " 2| to 24 " , 

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to 12; " " 2 toli " 
14 to 1 
full line of 

.- .13 

.. .15 

.. .20 

.. .35 

.. .50 

.. .50 

.- .75 

.. .75 


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August 3, 1882.] 





Mann fncturers of 



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The Kii»K of the Body is the brain; the sto- 

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iii ii,;i... :-', .!■•- -ri.lric-ysani] i ire pores its safeguards, 
indigestion creates a violent revolt among these 
attaches of the regal organ, and to bring them 
back to their duty there is nothing like the regula- 
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Tarrant's' Seltzeu Aperient. It renovates the 
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Metallic Loading Board 

A smrple. strong, portable and efficient imple- 
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leading Numbers 1 14, 048, 130, 333, 161. 
For Sale by all Stationer* 


(Forks, Camden, K. J. 26 John St- He* Ynfc 

•ntered the 
ever made 
tre. When 

Tile p.iliei 

. _ could travi 
5 Mr. Sniffkir 

Price 60 Cents. 


Before Mr. Sniffkins. the broker, 
park, he thought the best bargain 
was the purchase of his handsome 
he left the park he was of a different _,._ 
said the. contract he made with the United States 
Mutual Accident Association to pay him $50 per 
week indemnity in case of being disabled, and 
§10,000 in case" of death by accident, at a cost of 
about $20 per annum, was, under existimr oireiim- 
sumees, by all .add 1 - tne beirer br.rrra 
man's report :i-;u lie hrjur'.'eri (be err 
a mile in less than a minute cause, _. 

en e.l i !■ .'■!, el ' '.,. , I , e. , | r ;i 

ful nursing his patient will be i e i 


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$5,000 Insurance, and $35 Weekly Indemnity se- 
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$10,000 Insurance at corresponding rates. 
All valid claims paid at sight. 
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JAS. R. PITCHER. Secretary. 


Two persons can put it up in one hour. No Nails or Screws required. 

Price S60. With two Cots and. Table, $5 extra. 

This Company manufacture, for portable and permanent use. Depots for Radii a is. Sheds for Steam- 
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Swell and Waterproof Shotgun Shells 

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The Shells will not deteriorate with age, and may he pul in 
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To sportsmen wishing a clone shooting fowling piece, I recommend the KuiuJterboelter Club Una. The barrels are of the 1 
English metal; the locks strong and carefully made; and for durability they are equal to the highest priced guns. Each gun is rigidly tested 
before leaving the factory, and a record made of the shooting at 40 yds. in a 30in. circle, which is guaranteed. 

A. Top snap action, fine Damascus barrels, bar locks, rebounding hammers (out of line of sight), percussion fence, extension rib, double 
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£i^l -. BROWN'S PATENT j 

Cleaner and Oiler 

Iff* For One Dollar, one Cleaner. Patches, Brush, 
If and full directions sent free of postage. 1 1 

!,!■::,. T. \AUUI.KV J1IUWN,' " 

* * * This flight so nearly resembles the 
ictual motion of birds thai the Clay Pigeons afford 
!xeelleiit practice for wing shooting. We commend 
ill sportsmen to test its merits. * * * 

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] srtah to coll your attention to my hand-made all 

Combination Rods, 

seven pieces, making two distinct rods for bait 
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Trout, S10. Bass, S1J8. 

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Red Irish Setjer Dog "Larry,'' 


Winner 01 first prize in an elegant class. Tilts 

burg, 1888 (only time competing). Lorry is solid 

deop red. no white, latere . anil one of the best made 
all over Irish dags In America, with n dm -< p I 
head Is ihoroughlj and artistically trained on 
Woodcock and quail, excellent nose, perfectly 
staunch before and liehind, and a perfect retriever. 

TonoifeetW nherlleiit,. Hit It the best of disposition. 

brace of pups from first class 
W. H. PIERCE, Peeksldll, N. Y. 

m %mti 

Prize English Mastiffs. 

American gentlemen desirous of purolinsin,, 
grand specimens of this noble breed, should com- 
mimieate with JAMES HUT( 'HINGS. 85 Candy at, 
Exeter. England, wh« has the largest and finest 
kennel of pure mastilTs in the world. Tourists 
should see this splendid collection. may-ltf 


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Patent of a Glass Ball Trap. 

Already in the Market and Known 
to be Reliable. 

For full particulars address, giving references, 

K. L. S.. this office. 

bitches. Addr. 

Scotland Kennel. 


Champion Tweed I!., Imp. Scotch Collie. 

Winner of as Prizes in the field and on the bench 
in England, Scotland, Wales and America. 
FEE. $25.00. 

Sire among others of Joe Mills, winner of puppy 
stakes, club stake-', and a special prize at, the great 
collie trials held at Alexandra Palace, Condon, 
June IS, 1882. 


Champion Lassie, Champion Lass O'Gowric, 
Lilac, E. K, C, S. 15. 10,715, and Meg, 1st prize open 
class, Boston. 1882. 

lor prize list,, Ac. address THOS. H.TERRY, 
P. O. Box 801?, ». V jttly20,tf 


Wirehaired Fox-Terrier Tyke 


1st. English Kennel Club show, 188i; 1st, N. Y. 

Westminster Kennel Club. I8S2; and many other 

prizes in England. Fee $2S Address JOHN E. 1. 

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OHA.S. DENIS -iN T , Hartford. Cot 

lite 1*88*1 

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1\ and field broken, '■ i • .,.; ; ,..,.,, 

ablv. Address N H, Y AFGHAN. Middieboro, 
P. O. Box 335. 

To Let or For Sale. 

pleasant tesi 

and a 

vtth abundant 


X" tical bird caU fn use. Toned expressly for 
yellow legs, curlew, plover. &c. Seut by mail with 
hints on how to use the same successfully-, for 25c. 

Address G, EDWARDS, North Ai duv.T. Mas. 




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Stand alone in the world as the only firm that 
Dog Collars and FnxnlshingK a Specialty. 

The Calf-skin Collar for Setters. The Invincible 

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Velvet for Pets. 

Send 50c. for sample of Perfect Fit Dog Muzzle 

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Enclose stamp. 

Prize Spaniels. 

w season being over we will dispose of 

lers and pi-i:'..- bred stock at reasonable 
Iso puppies bv chainpiou Benedict, Dash 
I. we have this vear won one champion 

Don. 3% 

ild, by ch 

thoroughbred 'bitch. He is p 
fast, staunch, good nose scent a 
"and a tender mouth; retriever i 
He is fit to run in any field trit 
show him on either qui c.i. v.-, i d 
particulars inquire of H. KILL] 

Portraits of Celebrated Doas 



A new pair just out. 


Quail shooting in Tennessee.— DASH HL and 


Prairie chicken shooting in Minnesota.. 

These pictures are photograrihio rprtrnrltief irtu a 

of oil paintings by Tracy. Es 
typo Prow 


They will not fade like ordinary 
and are eipial to steel engravings in 
Size Idxlt inches. Beautiful pictures 

Price, SI. 00 each. 

pups, full pedigree; whelped April 3U. One black, 
tan and white, one orange beltrai. Will sell at a 

LakeviUe, Mass. 

.Id, ha 
combined blood of Elcho, Plunket and Rory 

n'More. 'oEEi-ss E .1 . BOBBINS. Wei liersiield. 
Conn. julv20,8t. 

feet o- ._ 

for selling- -old 1 
P. O. Box Mo Nev, 

bounding locks, choke bored. I rook It, from fac- 
tory June 1st, and have shoi ii at CO glass balls only. 
Stock is ton straight ami will sell it. for -so:, .-asm 
S. D. B1NOHAM. -21 is. Broadway X. V. 

m the m& 

Champion Marcus. ' 

E. K. C. S. B. r.5-'(-,. 


Winner of more prizes and sire of more winners 

1 ban Q fly collie in America , 

For service address MARO'FS, P. 0, Fox 2S2. N,-« 
York . iUl.vl3.lmo 


Champion Dash III. 

Couuicss .<■;. p Bus a:.. I 
rood ones. Dash III -in.-,- 
oiioir\ b^s sliown himself 

Ittsh II.. for which he paid 
lited number of approved 
. A. M. IFCFER, So Main 


imported) (iordon setter bitch. 

s: Rosa, winner at the foUowing 

v York, St. Louis and Pittsburg; 

Invaluable for a, brood bitch. 

by Old Reuben 1 
bench shows: N. 
whelped May, 187; 

RUBY, champion 1. : n-r o:t,-ti, m:i sister to 
champion Rose (bred by Mr. Orgill. New York! liy 
Flake ex Lilly, « helped April, inns. Very hand- 
some, asplendid breeding bitch, imbroken, a win- 
ner on show bench, hard to beat, imported, bred by 
champion Donald. 

PRINCE CHARLIE, red Dish setter puppy, by 
champion Berkley, ex champion Duck, whelped 
June 19. 1881. promises to make a splendid field 
dog: dark red. 

IDA. pug bitch, hy champion Sooty 11., ' 

e\- ehjini" : — -* T :^,^««*«j ■. . 1. '..-....... 

June 5. 1881. 

SGOTTTSH QUEEN (imported). E. K. C. S. B. 
T725. Sk'-e terrier, bv Sam ex Lass o' Cowrie: win 
ner ten times on the show bench in England. A 
splendid brood bitch and hard to beat when in good 
coat: live years old. For particulars and price 
address A. IF YIOORE. 1711 Spring Garden street. 
Philadelphia. Pa. aug3,lt 

To Sportsmen. 

For Sale.— 7 of the finest bred Gordon setter 
nips in this eouutrv or England. I claim to be the 
mlv man that ha- this strain ol Gordons, noted for 
:he'ir bench and field qualities. Sire, beautiful 
,01-don Dash, great prize winner of five 1st prizes 

rEL. Box 

months old, out, of Flv 1 Pet-Beauty), by C. Cam- 
eron's Rallv [Sam-Dollv Tin- pup. ! think ,1 in 
make an extra field dog. Have no use for him. 

- SSTTERT'.TWATTF. Jr.. .leiiFmtowii, Pa. 



$10 EACH. 

Finest and Most Fashionable Blood. 

Price sill at -i \ weeks. 

GEO. E. POYNEER, Dayton. Webster Co.. Iowa. 


Dr. Gordon Stables, R.K. 



Exports champion and other pedigree dogs of any 
breed. Send for 


Price 10 cents, post free. Give* addresses of prin- 
cipal English breeders. 

Richmond County Training Kennel. 

Dogs carefully trained for all purposes. Live 
quail kept in stock. Gentleness and kindness aro 
mv methods. Terms reasonable. ISAAC W. 
EMMONS, Proprietor. New Dorp. Staten Island, 
N. Y. _- ,itme22,tf 

Pure Bred St. Bernard Pups 

Far pedigrees, prices and all particulars, address 
with stamp, P. O. Bos 94, Lancaster, Worcester Co., 
Mass. iulv6,uT 

Valuable Imporiefl Pointers ForSale. 


■ut of imported Drive bv King Charlie, .winner 
ot tt number of pri/.es in this country and England!. 

Address Tib Ol AS .1. DFFFY, I'. O.' Box 3". Orange 
Vallo, N..I. july20.3t 

DON. TO pounds. Ii 
brother to old charr 
Winner of first prize 1 

vor and white. In Random, 
pion Sanclio-Huggins Juno. 
:'. Birmingham twice and clip 
le show. Twice first at the 
a] Palaces, and a winner of 
•i/es at other shows, beating 

Valuable Imported^ Dogs For Sale. 

•erand white, bv 1 
liner of first pr'i/, 

1. Perth, Retford. 1 

Inike 1 hess. U'innerof about 3n first 

•hiding the crystal Palace. ISSd. 

CHELMSFORD, Go pounds, liv.-r and 
champion Dou-Ladv Lizzie. Prize wmne 

English stud book. T 
of his breed. Winner 

MASTIFF.— Creole, I 


vhitc, by 


I? puppies, ten weeks 
bench or Held, and pel 
Price low. Address A. 
ton, L. I. 

best on retrieving. Price S75. Will give written 
uarantee. Apply to W. J. MOKTON, Portsmouth. 



his I'hampion Leda. Pee for hnpor. ,. 


ingtonvflle, Ohio. 

Rory O'More Kennel 

The thoroughbred red Irish setters. Champion 

l""l: SALE,- TiiorocglPircd red Irish seller pup- 
pies of the purest strains. Full pedigrees. W.N. 
CALLENDKR, Albany. N. Y. 


1 whelped April 2d. 1SS2. bv Bcaufon ichampion 
ow-Beulahl out. of Fanni. Tinner. iHensalion- 
n.-.-n I Price «la each. ti. II. Nl Xi IN. Leeshurg. 
a. aug3,2t 

Forced Sale. 

Llewellin dog. 

show bench ami 
constantly. On 

Yerv hands,, in. 
pointer, log. tin 

Full i 

i be the 
ior field 

■pmlilie: . 

\\ . .V C. Scotl & Sous premier lummy r>. u, kuu, 
all improvements, 12. 80, l%pbs. \ . i v little soiled; 
$125. Cost new 5350 Address A. B. C.. Blooinfield, 
Nen Jersey. 

1 hounds and pups: would exchange torao-bore 

breech-loader, or a good tent or other sporting 
(^pnpuienls. or first four volumes of Fores! and 
Stream. Every dog warranted to be as represented. 
L. M. WOODEN, Rochester, N. Y. aug3,2mo 

Sill, n.lid v 

tch d<.| 

FOX-TERRIERS. Marlboro dockcv, by champion 
.Inker (not Rutherford's), 0111 of Relish by Pickle II. 
Twinkle, by Jester II. Thyra. The best bitch tn 
America. Starlight, by Tvvei zers Venom. Molly, 
by Moslem II. Starlight. Snoi ami Pearl, imported. 
'iU-l.LTFBKII.KS. Young Bill, :)n pounds. The 
best dog living at his weight. Winner of about W 
first prizes. President, 4<i pounds. Splendid young 
dog: never exhibited. 

SHEEPDOG. -Glengyle 11.. (ilengyle-Sally. Fine 

W PUGS.— Sainbo, by champion Hanjo-The Wonder, 
by champion Comedy-Brioche by old champion 
Tom. Probably tlie best dog of his breed ever im 
ported. Best ie. sister of above. Nina, by Pat Cora, 


ia: ■ !■!• :: 

N. B.- 

Of expel 

JNDS.-Rome,. II. and Vero- 
ER.— Bruce, a great prize 
F.KI.'iER Kate, bv Lacy's 
TEPMEB. Meg.' by Mox- 

. imported regardles: 
good conditio,,, and sold only 01 
iner giving up exhibiting. 
'onkers,N.YT aug.l.ll 

Brutus (Berkley-Juno) out of Kit I 
better stock i 


Being determined to close out mv entire siock of 
dogs before \ugtist I.I offer ihose unsold at the 
following low prices: 

ALDEKSHOT, a pure Laverack. color lemon 
belton. whelpeil Sepiember 11,1878. He i- sire Oj 
Prince Taxis, winner first prize open class New- 
York. 1RS2. and Aali and St Mars. Price 

KATE II. . sister to Llewellius champion Ha.-hll. 
Price SI 50. 

POLK A, bv Pride of the Bonier- Kate II. Price $ino. 

peach blossom, Emperor Fred-Kate II.. 
white, black and little tan. Price So" 

Some youngsters by Emperor Fred ex Polka and 
St. Patti. The dogs cau be seen any day after 1 hree 
o'clock P. M at my residence. E. A. HERZBERG, 
1404 Pacific street.' corner Kingston avenue. Brook- 
lyn. \ \ iui.via.4t. 

t? ter hitch Queen Bess iCraek Queeni three v.-ai-s 
old. together with her ten months' old pupp.i Pine- 
Ann, sired by Seller's Dash. Good reason for sell- 
ing. Price low. Address Dr. E. P KREMEK, 
Lebanon. Pa. julj'27.2t 

>V give daily field practice fi-oin October 1st to 
January 1st. I guarantee 10 take or bundle hut 


[Philadelphia Fishina Tackle 



HAnafaataren! of Fine Fishing Tackle of 
Every Description. 

(tods, Reels, Flies, L.'iiiifrs, Lines, etc. 


making rods. i»'-ii!jc Bin uger than split ■ 111.' spring ili-l el.'iMn-ilv of tempered steel 
Prices, I'. fl - :se . 

liii. i\v P.,m. ■*'.; lisin. -.p.. Si each. 

.■in- lj..|li:ib:iru Fly an. I Pun Pods nuil Split Bam 
ooo Fly Rods received the ih-sl premiums at the 
Centennial. Franklin Institute Bud P la. Stat- 

Price list of iin.l roil mountings rroe. Our 
15-page new IlluRtrated Catalogue of Fishing Tackle 
■ml,, poBt-pairl, in receipt of ton cents in slumps. 

Just Published. 




Novthem Maine. 

Third Edition, Revised nod Enlarged 
New Illustrations and new Maps covering the 

Konnehec, Penobscot, Aroostook, 

and St. John Rivers. 

pp. S18. Cloth. S1.30. 

A. WILLIAMS & CO., Boston. Mass. 





The tallowing letter i~ from It Qeo F Gale, of 

Brntllchoro. Vt . 

•c Have hist rciunml from Moosebead 
ijik^. Mo. I oainw.i hiimk ilii- dopree of satis- 
iii. lion and pleasure 1 have found in che use of 
Would nut exchange it for 

-Til the 

..■Is I ..' 


et practical cleaner and oiler for breech- 

rgivs calibre of gan. All orders and 

[piirirs to Be addressed 

The Hunting Sight. 


Wakes a Sporting Rifle perfect. Send for 
Circular containing full description. Ad- 


Middlefleld, Conn. 


I am now prepared to supply dealers and others 
uperior quality of 

Blue and Amber Glass Balls 

it reasonable prices. 
Address J. H. johnston. Pittsburgh, Pa. 




Jamaica Plains. Mass. 



N. E. Cor. Second and Walnut Streets, Philadelphit 


5;«v- Salmon i;,i . and 'J 

Also " Krl.lcr's" C'-!i 

Split and (Unci 

I ■'--■ and Birds' 

Taxidermy in's Pal out pop Pis 



Fluted Spoon 


1,0'^ 6 \ DURABLE. 

Ask for them of local 

Fishing Tackle, 

of the host quality. 

KHes for all Waters. 

Catalogues mailed on 


jceipt of 84, I "ill deliver 
any post, office iu the United 

ttes a shooting coat., this stylo, 
lb duck, with my net ex- 
it game pocket— n bird bag 
ted to the coat. Cap. >1: 
. $2: gaiters. $9.50. These 

I in the country. If not 
Ited, money refunded. For 
formation enclose stamp 
ntiou this paper. 


■■tin Soventh Street. 


Trolling Spoons. 

or any lisli under five pounds 

large fish; No. £J excellent for deep-water fishing. 


None genuine except with JOHN H. MANN'S 

name stamped, on every s l 

Sold wholesale and retail hv the principal dealers 

in lishing tackle. 

if not to be found readily, the manufacturers 
will send by mail or express at one hollar each. 



|tofo te ana Kotttts fax jtyovtwen. 



■i be Queen of all the lakes," 2,000 feet above 
An ime(lllalli-d r.-sort f...r sportsmen .,r inva 
Trout and venison dururg ,|„. so.e.on. "lilan 

and boats can he engaged in advance. P. O. ad 
dress, t HAS. W. lil.AN'CHARII, Phu- Ml. Lake 
Hamilton Co.. N. Y. 

Harvey Cedars Hotel. 



The finest Bathing, best Fishing, greatest iiiiu- 
uing, and mosl uelighiful sailing -loumis ivith the 
choicest, oysters on the . oast of Nov, Jersey 
Address J. S. JENNINGS, Proprietor,' ' 

Barm-gat,. N. ,1 

P I & made. Costly Outfit ee Address TRUE 
SCO, Augusta, Maine 

%a\t\$ and %mtt$ fax gpovUmn. 


The Steamers of this Line reach some of the 
finest waterfowl and upland shooting sections in the 
country. Connecting direct for Chineoteague. 
Cobb's Island, and points on the Peninsula. City 
Point. James River, Currituck, Kitfyhawk Chili 
Grounds, Van Slyek's. etc., etc. These points can 
now lie reached by rail and stage from Norfolk. 
Norfolk steamers nail Tuesday-, Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday. Lowes, Pel . doily except. Saturday 
n1 IP. M. 

Fall information given at office, 197 Greenwich 
str. et. New York. . 


This justly-famed sportsmen's resort is situated 
in the heart of the best fish and game region acces- 
sible in the State. Trout always plenty and take 
the My. and deer, moose and caribou have here 
their favorite haunts. The Seven Ponds are easily 
reached from the house, most of the route by 

horseback. Mail service triweekly. Rates reason 

i i' '..Mi- - ' : ■■. t ,'■■ pii i-r. i'. v i -, ■, ,., 

tors. Keiiebago Pake,, Franklin Co.. Me. July jg, '82. 

cii.vtiVtK.NcnvT; JUNE 3fi, 18SS. 
Leave Not York from station C. R. R. of N J., 

Fc -Phila. I. •ipbia.Ni'iilli and Green streets, at 7:45, 
$0,11:15 A. AT.; c:o. 1:00, i.:to, .v.'io, 7:nn. isr. M. 
ii Smiilav at K:t.-> A. ,VP. r, : aO, 12 P. M. 
Pol-Third and Herts streets, at 7:4.\ ll:IS A. M.; 
:WI. t:3n. 5:3H. 7:(»l P. M. On Sunday at «:l.i A, ?I 
For Trenton. ", : Pi, OtSU. 11:15 A. M.: 1:30, 4:00, 4:80, 
:30. 7:00. K P. M. i In Sunday P:Pi A.M. : 5:30. 12 P. M. 
PPLLMAN PA PI. 1 ii: c VRS are attached to day 
■ains. and SLEEPING COACHES to midnight 
■a ins from Nr« York to Philadelphia, 
conned, i ui i. maoe a i Jersey City station to and 
-nm p-l-ooklyn ana Erie depot. Jersey city. 
Tickets for sale at foot, of Liberty street, 330. 2B1, 
101, 94-1. 957, 1,3:1s) ttromi-.vay, and at the principal 
hotels, and at, Nik. 2 and 4 Court street, and Annex 
ovrice, Jewell's Wharf, Ilrooklyn. 

New York Transfer Co. will call for and cheek 
baggage from hotel or residence to destination. 
H. P. Baldwin. General Passenger Agent, W. W. 




ie best trout ashing in Maine. The mountain and 

■■-■ "■■ nnsiirpasse,] by any in New Pint- 

The buck-board road has been repaired and 
■ove.1. ti.-w cal.ii'*- onilt.and everything put in 
■class order. Oood :r- -oinnioi'lntienis to all Lliose 
ing rest, recreation and pleasure. Round trip 
cAviirsion tickets will be sold at low rates to Smith's 
Farm, in Eustis. and huekboard teams m waiting to 
carry passengers ami baggage from farm to ponds. 
Good board, camps, blankets and boats, and guides 
if wanted. Terms reasonable. Evetyfhhig in 

Address KENNEDY SMITH. Eustis. Maine. 



Rangeley and other Fishing Resorts 


Are now on sale at the following rates: 

Boston to Audover and return , , , $10.00 

South Arm ( Piohnnison Lakes) and 

return 13, 00 

Middle Dam and return 13.00 

■' Upper Dam " 13.00 

" Ppwn ■ •• 11.00 

■"-.tain View House or Ranglet 

ud 1 


,-ia PI 


13 75 


•inn 1! 


return via Anilover 




jnd return 






oek a 

id return, (via An- 



via Phillips! 



tover b 

ind return, via An- 



ce and return (Mt, 


Ii, and return. 


,, a-id ietiiru 


B.. and return 

15,1 in 

Also touri 

all Spoi-ting and Pleasure 

Resorts i 


rnmvil ticket ..tile. 

s, and 

at 3S0 W 

- i;ci, 

Send fc 

r 1 

•• "' ' 




1. Pass, and Ticket Agent. 


American Tours. 

Singh- and excursions tickets issued to all summer 
and vi inter resorts in the United States and Canada. 
Special excursion parties, under personal con- 
duction, providing tor every expense en route, 
constantly formed. 

Send for "American Tourist Gazette " giving full 

207 Broadway, New York. 


During summer seasons, May to liecember, one 
of the elegant mail steamers leaves Quebec every 


Only 5 Days From Land to Land. 

For information, pa&SBgfe, &c, apply to 

New York. 207 Broadway, N. Y. 
Boston, Mass.. 15 State street 
Philadelphia, Pa. N. K. Cor. Broad and Obertnut 

iotas! m%t$wt# fox gpvxtmm. 



Grand Rapids and Indiana B. R. 

Trout, Grayling and Black Bass Fisheries, 


Northern Michigan. 


and the Michigan North Woods are unsurpassed. :f 
equaled, in the abundance and great variety of fish 

BROOK TROUT abound in the. streams, and the 
famous AMERICAN GRAYLING is found only bi 
these waters. 

The TROUT season begins May 1 and ends Sept 1. 

The GRAYLING season opens June 1 and ends 

LONGE, also abound in large numbers in the many 
lakes and lakelets of ibis Territory. The Sportsman 
can readily send trophies of his skill to his friends 
or '-club'" at home, as ice for packing fish can be 
bad ar nearly all points. 

of the North Woods and Lakes is very beautiful. 
The air is pure, dry and bracing. The climate Is 
peculiarly beneficial to those soft e ring with 

Hay Fever ami Asthmatic Affections. 

New hotels with all modern improvements ar« 
being ci-cred and eiil be readv for the season of 
1882, as well as many extensive additions to the 
older ones, which "ill guarnntee ample accommo- 
dations for all. 

The extension from Fetosk-ey to Mackinac City 
was completed and opened for business Julv3d, 
and daily trains are now running through, connect- 
ing at St. Ignacc for Marquette, L'Anse, Negaii- 
nee, etc., forming the most direct, route from Tjin- 
cinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton, 
Pittsburgh, and all Southern. Southeastern* and 
Southwestern Points. 

During the season ROUND TRIP EXCURSION 
attractive train facilities offered to Tourists and 

Dogs. Guns and Fishing Tackle Carried Free at 
owner's risk. 

It is our aim to make sportsmen feel "at home'* 

on this route. For Tourists' Guide a handsomely 

illustrated book of 100 pages sent free. For Time 

Cards, Folders and further information, address 

A. B. LEFT, Gen T Pass "r Agent, 

Grand Ptapids, Mich. 

Chesapeake & Ohio R'y. 


TOTHF, !■' -.b' lb i"i; \ XT. FISHING 

i-.gFt. ■■'us ■■(■' ■ i-a, i. :,.-.. _•■ .-TV 
Comprising those of Central and Piedmont Yb-ginln 
Blue Ridge Mountains. Valley of Virginia, Alleg- 
hany Mountains. Greenbrier an. J No v , ph'vers, Kenn- 
wba Valley, and including in (heir varieties of frame, 
and fish, deer, bear, wdd turkeys, wild duck, grouse, 
quail, snipe, woodcock, mountain trout, bass, pike, 
pickerel, etc. 

Guns, fishing tackle and one dog for each sports- 
man carried free, 


through the most beautiful and pictureesque scenery 
of the Virginia Mountains to the White Sulphur 

SpriQL-s and other famous summer resorts. 

The C. & O. By is reached by rail at Huntington, 
W. Va.. from the ivest. Nerlhwesi and Southwest; 
al ch.iih.i . -■ ilio. •.' from Cn- ■■.'...•lb and East, and 
at Richmond, Va., from the South. 

The completion of the Peninsular Extension In the 
if 18R1 affords 

and establishes a continuous rail line, via Rich 
mond, Va.. and Huntington, W. v.. between the 
mouth of Chesapeake Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 
G. P. & T. A., Richmond, Va. 

Bromfield House, Boston. 

MESSENGER, Proprietor. 

Wild Fowl_ Shooting. 


By a practical gunner and an old bay-man. Hii> 
always on hand the best of boats, batteries, etc., 
with the largest rig of trained wild geese decoys on 
the coast. The best ground in the vicinity of New 
York for bay snipe shoe, iug of all varieties. Special 
attention given by himself to guests, and satisfac- 
tion guaranteed. Address WM. N. LANE, Good 
Ground, L. L Refers bv permission to J. B. Shep- 
herd, 891 Broadway, and Win. Butcher, 320 Broad- 
way, N. \. 

Fauquier White Sulphur Springs 


This favorite resort will be OPENED JUNE 30. 
Information as to Rooms and terms of Board may 
be Obtained until June 20 at NATIONAL HOTEL. 
Wasldngtoll; after June SO at PA POUTER SPRINGS, 


F. TENNEY a CO., Proprietors, 







TUoaao see that Every OuTce is Stamped "SPBATTS PATENT" and a X. 



18 South William Street, - NEW YORK. 


oked In Cases of 1 1 2 pounds each. 


To be had In smaller quantities of 

Grocers and the Sporting Goods 

Trade Generally. 

mfcwltama uis. 


aton's Rust Preventor. 

CTS. Specially adapted for salt walershooting. 
'-" aale at all principal gun stores- "Western 
_. „upplied dy E. E. EATON, 53 State street, 
icago.tll. Cannot be sent by mail. 
Manufactured solely by 
GEO. IS. iSATuTS*, 510 Pavoniii Avenue, 
Jersey City, N. J. 




broad wav. New York- 
8i and 86 State street, Chicago; 

17 South Fifth St., St. Lotus. 

Three in Norway, 


With a Map and Fifty-eight Illustrations. 

One volume, 12mo. Price $1.75. 

For sale by the Forest and Stream Pub. Co. 

ird Dealers and Fanciers 

1 and it to their advantage to call a Head- 
irtera, where they constantly can find a full assort- 
int of Song and Fancy Birds, also a kinds o rare 
mals adapted for Zoological Gardens an Show 

has. Reiche & Bro., 


(Established 1847.) 


re Rocky Mountain Sheep, Beavers, Antelopes, 
Wolverines, Whooping" Cranes, Prairie 
Chickens, Quails, Wooddu*ks, 
"Wild. Turkeys, etc. 


Debility, 1 


r Consumption, 

l superior to any in & 
icacy of taste and smell," 
nedicinal virtues and purity. 

^London, European and New 
Fork physicians pronounce it the 
mrest and best. Sold by Druggists. 

T.H.SehieflTelin & Co.fJ 


in English Veterinary surgeon and Chemist, nov 
.veling in this country, says that most of the 
>rae and Cattle Powders sold here are worthless 
Bh. He pay I Com ttlon Powders 

absolutely pure and immensely valuable. Noth- 
on eartli will make hens lay like Sheridan'r 
ndition Powders. Dose, 

Sportsmen's Printers. 

"edlgreoB, Letter and Note Heads, Envelope! 
I Heads, Tags, Cards, etc., In artistic styles 
eap as you can buy the blank paper. All work 
'tvered free! Send for prices. Engraving to order. 

Delaware City, Del. 

OO and $6 outfit free, .address H. HALLETT 
00. FortUnc' Maine, 

£iwrt0m*n'i& 49Mi. 


,425 Broadway and 27 Maiden Lane,. 




Light Weight Shooting Jackets^ 

Hats, Cartridge Bags, Gun Covers. 


Xtubber Blanltots, 

Xnbber Shcotlnc Jacket. 



Rubber Outfits 

Send for Catalogue. 



Goodyear's India Rubber Glove M'l'g Co., 

jJlTMtiMiM'iS <&m&». 


with Perforated Case. 

In our latest device for concentrating shot, we 
lave substituted a special wire for expansion, 
'y used Buckram (which was sub- 

ject to atmot-phcrii 
be used to advani 
e'hoke-bores. For 
penetration thev ai 

By the use of till 
mashing of the s'-_-, 
i Mir device balls the shot by tr. 
wire after leaving the gun." 

100 in box, sent to any address by U. S. mall, 
postage paid upon receipt of it. cents. Buck and 

heavy <le< oashol cartridges S3. 50 per 1IX>. 

Address aU orders to A. B. KAY & CO., Newark, 

.... Chip can 
vliuder and modified 
>n, concentration and 

. avoid all slugging or 
the choke-bore guns. 
:pansion of the 

Standard Trout Flies 

10 and 84 inches. 

64 of the leading trout flies named and colored by 

hand, with an engraving of a brook 

trout in the center. 

Sent, by mad on receipt of price 83.60 

With trout carefully colored $1.50 extra 

W. HOLBERTON, (With Couroy & Bissett), 
05 Fulton street, N. Y. 


St. Nicholas Hotel Blocks, 




Hunting and Fishing, j 

Trouting Pants and Leg- 
gins a Specialty. 

All Guaranteed Thor- 
oughly Waterproof. 

Hallock: Huntnq Coat.— Every Description. 

Sis pockets outside and game 

Send for Illustrated Catalogu 

Hallock Hunting Coat.— The game 
pocket extends the entire length of coat, 
with capacity far surpassing any ordinary 
game bag. 


142 Fulton Street, New York. 

Badges and Emblems 


Special Designs Sent Free 


Anything in the Jewelry Line Blade 

to Order. 

C. H. EUTEBEOUK, 27 Dock Square, Boston, Mass. 

TlnVlever is a solid piece of steel; goes through and through the body. Guns made to order. 

r\TJlT Tf^TOTT^ Over One Hundred Millions sold in 1881. 


Fragrant VanitylBXiir, Three King a and New Vanity Fair. 
Pucauew Tobacco WeRKii. WM. 8. KIMBALL & 00. Rochester N. Y. 



No. 55 Carmine Street, N. X, 
[Established 1830.] Pet Animals Stuffed. 

Coraline Base Ball. 

The most perfect "Dead 

Ball" ever made. 
It will outlast two balls of 

ether makes. Regulation size 
light. Sample by mail 


372 Broadway, New York. 


Metallic Loading Board 

A simple, strong, portable and efficient imple- 
ment. Price $1.75 bv mail to anv address $100. 
Illustrated circulars free. F. G. FARNHAM & CO., 

., : ■ ell I". 


For the old, the young, 
for ladies, for gentlemen, 
for the professor, the stu- 
dent, the artist, the tourist, 
the mechanic. 

No Staius. No Trouble. 

E, & H. T, ANTHONY & 00. 

591 Broadway, N. Y. 

Equipments, $10 and up- 

'ards. Instruction book 
free with each outfit. 

trated, a thorough and complete guide book to 
the Rangcley Lake region, Kcnneoage, Jupsuptic, 
Parmachnee and Connecticut Lakes ead the head 
waters of the Connecticut, tiaoallev. a; AaJrcsco., 
gill, and Dead rivers; illuminated covers, tinted 
paper, 320 pages. r,0 illustrations and a large map, 
made mostly from accurate surveys. Price, post 
paid, by mail, 50 cents. CHARLES A. J. FARRAR, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

AA^ilderuess Illustrated. The ocly eomrjlete and 
comprehensive guide book to Northern Maine and 
the head waters of the Kennebec, Penobscot, St. 
John's and Aroostook rivers, and the numerous 
lakes and ponds connected with them, 25B pages, 
3} dlustrations and large map. Tinted paper, il- 
luminated covers. Price, by mad, post-paid, SO 
cents. CHARLES A. J. FARRAR, Jamaica Plain 

the lakes, ponds and rivers of that famous country 
as well as the head waters of the Connecticut 
river, Connecticut and Parmaehenee Lakes, etc. ; 
cloth bound. Price, post-paid, by mad, 50 centf. 
CHARLES A. J. FARRAR, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

The Art of Photography 

Complete without a Teacher. 
From tO.Oiiup: send 10c. for Circu- 
lar and Catalogue, to 
AUGUST HE RZOtl, 30 John St. , 1S T . V" 
Manuf r of Photn. Instruments. 

5+r% fife') A PER KAY AT HOME. SAM 
IO JJpZv/ pies worth V free. Addreu 
iTINSO.N £ CO. Portland, MaLie 



Ammunition, tie. 



Orange Lightning. 
Orange Ducking. 
Orange Rifle. 

Send postal card for Illustrated Pamphlet, showing 
sizes of grains o£ powder. Furnished Free. 

Laflin & Rand Powder Co., 

29 MURRAY ST., N. Y. 


Divpont's Rifle, Sporting and 
Blasting Powder. 

Ddpont's Gunpowher Mills, established in 1802, 

':: " I!''': I ' : . i i !':■:' c I CC! ' ': : 1 1 ; LUI lei' SCvcllt.Y 

eight yeai^. Manufacture the following celebrated 
brands of powder: 

Dupont's Diamond Grain.— Nos. 1 (coarse) 
■ m,..-i iii'i !ii:L.leiJ in strength, quickness and 
cleanliness: auapi".; for glass-lniM and pigeon shoot- 
iup. Packed in 1 lb. canisters. 

Uupont's Kagle Ducking — Nos. 1 (coarse) to 8 
tflnei; burns slowly, stront: and very clean; great 
penetration, with :; close pattern: adapted for glass- 
ball, pigeon, duck and other shooting, with either 
muzzle or breiu-li loaders. Packed in 1 lb. and 5 lb. 
canisters and i^.i and l M i.> lb, kegs. 

Duponr's Choke 15ore — Specially adapted for 
"Choke Bore" Guns, and particularly for prairie 
and upland shooting. Burns slowly, strong and 
moist; does not cake or burn on the barrels, gives 
both a good penetration and a close pattern; will be 
found well adapted for glass-ball and pigeon shoots 
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TXTEtiave it on excellent authority that three "visiting 
"' sportsmen," namely, Mr. W. B. Harding and Drs. 
Hunt and Wing, of Worcester, Mass., "after one night's 
watching, captured and killed a fine three-year old moose." 
This was in the early part of last July, at a Maine camp, 
which had the previous year gained unsavory notoriety as 
Oju scene of a like escapade. The proprietor of the camp 
appears to think July moose killing a huge good thing. 
He writes of it in that way, and drops a gentle hint to "let 
sporting men know" that by coming to his camp the}' can 
got moose at any time of the year. We do not propose to 
gratify him by advertising his illicit business of "stecrer" to 
law breakers. 

If, however, upon the specific information which has been 
famished to them, the Maine game officials succeed in pun- 
ishing these July moose killers, and the camp proprietor too, 
if his complicity in the misdemeanor can lie shown, we shall 
take great satisfaction in publishing that fact. If these 
offenders are convicted, we will give our friend every oppor- 
tunity to "let sporting men know it" to his heart's content. 

This is a fresh illustration of the loos-.: morals of men who 
think that because away from home and in the woods they 
are released from the obligaiions of good citizenship. They 
ignore or defy the rights of others, and, regardless of de- 
cency, capture and illicitly destroy what does not. belong 
to them. 

The fundamental principle of all game legislation is this, 
that in its wild condition game is the property of the State. 

It follows that, as the game belongs to it, the State may 
gEBCribe when, bow and for what purposes the. game may- 
be killed. 

When captured in compliance with such expressed con- 
ditions, and then only, game may become (he property of 
the individual. Bui, until thus lawfully transferred, it con- 
tinues to he the property of the State. 

For example, wild moose iu Maine belong to the State of 
Maine. That State gives public notice that it will retain 

possession of its moose until the first day of October. It 
agrees that on and after that date, but not previously, the 
individual may capture a moose, and so make it his own. 

This resolves itself into a simple matter of ownership. 
Some of the principles involved in moose property are the 
same as those which obtain in horse property. If A says to 
B, "Upon certain conditions I will give into your possession, 
on the first day of October, the horse- now in my stable," 
then when that date arrives B may acquire lawful possession 
of the horse. But if, some dark night in July, B sneaks 
into A's barn and clandestinely carries off the animal, he is 
a horse thief. The law recognizes his act as a crime. 

In a precisely similar way, if before Oc ober, the time 
agreed upon by the Stale, which owns the moose, a man 
sneaks into the woods at night and kills a moose, he is a 
moose thief, and the law recognizes his act as a crime. In 
the eyes of the law, horse stealing and m ose stealing are 
similar offenses. 

There arc two ways in which the game laws are broken, 
and while each is a violation, one is vastly more reprehen- 
sible than Ihe oilier. In the one case a person may be hunt- 
ing for one kind of game that is a legitimate object of pur- 
suit, and another kind of game, which it is forbidden to 
shoot, appearing before him, he may, in the excitement of 
the moment, kill it without much thought. The other case 
is where a party deliberately and with malice prepense 
watches for forbidden game and kills it. In other words, 
there are certain degrees of crime in respect to game, 
just as the law recognizes such different classes in re- 
spect to persons. But iu the present instance the of- 
fence was clearly premeditated. The proprietor of this 
Maine camp and his guests knew perfectly well that the law 
on moose would not be up before the first day of October, 
but the guests went out and killed the game after "one 
night's watching." They cannot plead any extenuating "ex- 
citement of the moment." 

We have said that this instance illustrates the loose morals 
relating to the game laws. But because this looseness of 
morals prevails, offenses against the game laws are not 
thereby any the less heinous crimes. Because a lax state of 
public regard for human life exists on the frontier, murder 
there is none the less murder. Because certain classes of 
politicians do not hesitate to plunder the public treasury, 
stealing the people's money is not thereby rendered any the 
less stealing. No hocus-pocus reasoning can excuse nor 
palliate crime by pleading public indifference to it. 

It is high time that offenders against the game laws should 
stop boasting of their exploits. There is enough game left 
in this country yet to enable every man to get his share of it 
honestly. And one had better go without it than to steal it. 


THERE are no fish in America which are such general 
favorites, on account of their wide distribution, game- 
ness and accessibility, as the black bass. The salmon angler 
must go long distances to a few streams and expend much 
yme and money to strike his favorite fish, and the brook 
trout is only to be found in preserved streams, inaccessible 
to the many, or in the wilderness. But the bass is now 
found in most of our lakes, and there are few places east of 
the Mississippi River where the bass angler cannot find sport 
within a few miles of his residence, and good sport, too, from 
June to January, if the climate permits Lim to fish so late. 

Except in western New York and a few isolated localities 
the name covers tbe two species properly known as large 
and small mouth. In the excepted places the name of black 
bass is restricted to the latter alone, and the other is, by some 
strange freak, termed "Oswego bass," as though it was a 
fish peculiar to the vicinity of that city instead of an indi- 
genous species ranging from Canada to Florida. 

Other local names hamper these fishes, even that of 
"trout 1 ' being applied south of Virginia, where they are 
termed "chub." Much difference, of opinion exists regard- 
ing the comparative game qualities of the big mouth, many 
regarding it as greatly the inferior of its congener, and 
others claiming equal rank for it. Dr. Henshall does not 
discriminate between them, and we incline to think that the 
merits of the big brother with the open countenance have 
been undertated. This is one of those fairly debatable 
questions, but may be found to be mainly one of locality, 
and. therefore., hard of solution. Certain it is, if there were 
only one species, and that one the big mouth, it would be 
accorded high rank among our game fishes, far exceeding 
the pike or pickerel, or, in fact, any fish taken in fresh 
waters, excepting the salmon and trout; and many of our 
anglers do not except the latter in this comparison. 

We arelcoutmuallyjasked where good blackbass fi hing "can 
be had. We hardly know of a lake large enough to afford 
range and breeding grounds between Connecticut and the 
Mississippi, and Canada and Florida, Which does not fur- 
nish more or less good black bass fishing, as well as many 
of the rivers. Even some of the cold lakes of Maine con- 
tain them. There are lakes on Long Island which might 
furnish good bass fishing if stocked, for these fish are not 
natives of the Atlantic water shed, east of the Mississippi, 
ixcepting the lakes and streams emptying into the great 
lakes and the St. Lawrence. 

In the early summer they usually take the fly well, and 
again in September. Then they are found near the shores, 
around rocks and among the stones, seeking the insects 
which drop from the trees, minnows, and other food. In 
midsummer the larger ones retire to deeper water, and are 
taken with baits of various sorts, as minnows, dobsons or 
helgrarnites, revolving spoons, etc. In some lakes they are 
reported as refusing the fly at all times, but it has never 
been our misfortune to find such water since we learned to 
take them with the fly. 

We have recently been taking them with both fly and 
bait in the well-known Greenwood Lake, lying partly in 
New York and partly in New Jersey, and for the benefit of 
those who wisli the detail of such fishing we will give our 
methods, first premising that there are almost as many 
modes of angling for this fi-h as there are anglers. 

Our practice is to use trout tackle throughout when fish- 
ing for black bass, whether with fly or bait, unless casting 
the frog or minnow, which we rarely do. Therefore we do 
not care for the stiff "black bass rod, Henshall pattern," for 
the reason that a trout rod and tackle affords more sport. 
When fly fishing we hav a man to row the boat fifty to a 
hundred feet frorr. shore and, seated in the stern, we cast 
about, thirty feet toward the shore and from twenty to fifty 
feet from it. according as the shore is bold or sloping. On 
striking a fish the boatman stops and it is landed in a land- 
ing net. With bait, in midsummet, we anchor in twenty 
or more feet of water and try to fish on a bar, or ridge, if 
such a place can be found, and for this some knowledge of 
localities is necessary and should be possessed by the boat- 
man. We use no float, but try to keep the bait a foot or 
more from the bottom, and in easy motion. In skittering a 
a minnow or frog, the boat is rowed slowly and a stifCer rod 
is necessary, although we have cast a small frog thiity feet 
with a stout trout rod, but this is severe work for it, and is 
hard on a waterproof silk line, chafing it in the rings. 

In July the water in most lakes "blooms," or "purges," 
that is, vegetable matter rises from the bottom and the water 
is no longer pure and clean. Then only small bass of a fow 
inches long will take the fly, usually the small mouth alone, 
and the larger ones must be sought with bail, the big mouths 
upon the shallows among the lily-pads and the small mouths 
in the deeper waters. At Greenwood Lake bait is scarce, es- 
pecially minnows, which is often the case in good bass lakes, 
as the bass eat up the suckers, chubs and other soft finned, 
desirable fishes, and leave only the spinous sunfish, which 
they care little for. Therefore the angler will do well to carry 
his bait alive, or to take salt water shrimps ; the latter prove 
an excellent bait, even if salted, and are almost as good as 
the helgramite. We hope to offer them the fly again in Sep- 


THE well-worn title "true sportsman" is as often mis. 
used as the opposite one of pot-hunter. What is the 
true, sportsman but a true man with a fondness for field 
sports? To bear a fine gun; to own a brace or more of blue- 
blooded dogs; to be outfitted with all the conveniences, and 
and inconveniences, with which the latter day shooter is 
tempted; to wear a shooting dress with fifty pockets and cost- 
ing as many dollars — these do not make the true sportsman, 
nor make him the less one. He may carry an old flint lock 
and charge it from Ms grandfather's powder horn and buck- 
skin shot pouch; hunt with a cur of low degrew, or with no 
dog at all; wear hoddin gray with patches of another color; 
and yet be a true sportsman — or he may not be. Whether 
much money or little has gone to setting him afield, whether 
his pedigree and that of his dogs are of many generations, or 
few, if he is a true man he is a true sportsman. He will kill 
no game bird nor beast, nor fish in its breeding season, nor by 
unfair and murderous methods, nor when the law of the land 
says they shall not he killed. He will not be " a law unto 
himself, " nor preach the law to the multitude when he him- 
self breaks it; nor kill for mere blood thirst or desire to kill 
more than another, nor for lucre only. It matters little 
whether he will shoot a grouse sitting, or scorns such a thing 



[AuOTfST 10, 1883. 

one way or the other he will tell the truth about it, and be not 
ashamed so long as the grouse was killed in season and not 
for the sole "sake of killing. Outwardly he may have the 
rind of the chestnut or the bloom of the peach; prickly or 
downy be the outer part, inside is there sweetness and savor. 
Ho may be a Christian or a pagan, worship God or an idol; 
whatever his religion, he worships Nature devoutly, though 
perhaps silently, and belongs to (he great and goodly brother- 
hood of true sportsmen. 



ttXXTHAT bird is that just now making that singular 
' combination of six syllables and drawing them 
down in a wearied cadi nee?" This was asked as we were 
going down a lake and taking notes of all living things and 
the sounds they made. Most of the notes of the birds were 
familiar, but this one, while it had a flavor of familiarity, 
had also a sort of dim, far-away memory of former acquaint- 
anceship which would not be located. The guide rested on 
his oars and listened for a moment until 1 nodded when the 
same, song began again, aud then he said: 

That is a little wood sparrow, something like our song 
spnrrowof the fields. We now call it the 'all-day piddley 
bird'; and some say that it has changed its note within the 
past ten years." 

' That's a queer name for a bird! What does it mean?" 
' 'The story goes that the bird had, in former years, a lively 
noto instead of the heavy, dragging one with which lie now 
ends his song; but since so many tourists ".ml no-account 
idle fellows have taken to loafing in the woods all day and 
doing nothing, in fact just piddling with wi'd flowers or 
protruding to fish, the hird has, taken to scoffing at them. 
Just listen to him and hear how he says 'all-day-piddley- 
piddley-piddley.' with a rising inflection on the second 
syllable and then falling in jerks," 

After this explanation one could not help putting the 
words to the song every time, and even imagining that a 
tone of discouragement was to he observed in the dropping 
stac'itto of tin last syllables. My guide was a very observ- 
ant man, and, like all of Lis clays, had hi opinions of the 
P'ople whom lie met and look care of. for the woods is the 
place to study character, when all the trammels of conven- 
tionality are laid aside and the tnu inwardness of the man 
stands revealed. He evidently looked upon tiro men who 
came in the woods to dawdle away a life that was of little 
use to them with no great amount of admiration, although 
he did not say so. We held no further conversation on this 
subject, but it Eerv.'d as food for reflection; aud this is how 
one of us reflected: 

Here are plenty of young men who have every facility, 
plenty of time and money, to do something which will be of 
use to themselves and to mankind, but they are contented to 
have a guide row them about lakes in an aimless sort of way 
without an objective point, or if they have one they do 
nothing when they get there. They are "killing time," and 
the time of youth al that. Alas! this is the poorest and 
most unprofitable of all occupations. A little boating, a 
little lying under tiees, a dinner, and a little feeble gossip or 
flirtation, and the day is done. A few weeks of such days 
and the season is ended, and the young man has "done the 
Adirondaeks. " Yes, but he knows nothing of them beyond 
the names of lakes, hotels, guides and the carries. He 
knows nothing of the geology, botany, zoology, the char;; 
ter of the timber or the depth of the lakes. He goes to the 
Adirondaeks because it is the fashion, and he is bored. 

These thoughts naturally suggested a contrast with the 
character of ray own visit. Here 1 was with only a few 
weeks' leave of absence to gather the fishes, and in that time 
to try and get a few specimens of all that exist here. Every 
day was worked to its greatest capacity, and each new spe- 
cies bailed with delight. A few things were learned each, 
day, and the entire trip was so full of enjoyment that the 
time to leave was looked forward to with apprehension of 
its coming before a complete collection could be obtained. 
I met one of the. young men of whom the little bird sang, 
in 1 he told me that lie had exhausted the Adirondaeks. Had 
killed three deer last season aud no end of trout this year, 
but he cared very little for it, and really there was nothing 
to be seen in the woods. I thought of Sir Charles Cold- 
stream aud mentally said: "Used up; you've found that the 
world has nothing now for you at twenty-five. " And we 
went our ways as the little bird sang: "AH — day — piddley — 
piddley— piddley." 

Now, after the young man departed there was another 
msntal Soliloquy, and this w-as about the style of it: "You 

other class of men, and here you are throwing them away." 
Having thus given the young man a good lecture mentally, 
I looked around to see if there was a chance of it doing him 
any good, but a field-glass showed him flat on his back with 
a novel, and imagination heard a little bird singing its 
sorrowful notes above him. I hope he will read this, and 
that it may give him a hint how to become a useful man 
instead of being the butt, of ridicule for birds and guides. 
The Adirondaeks are full of good things for one who knows 
how to find them ; every mountain, lake, tree oi' focj£ is 
teeming with them. And yet the collection of postage 
stamps, of hotel cards, and kindred things occupies the 
intellect of human beings! 1 believe if some one would 
begin a collection of knot-holes the fever would be caught 
by others, and "beautiful thing in hemlock," or "a most 
unique poplar" would be shown with all the pride with 
which a geologist would exhibit a cabinet of rare, .specimens. 

I have been much interested in talking with .Mr. Colvin, 
the superintendent of the survey, and had no conception 
that so much was to be learned about mountains and the 
water systems which drain them. He has made a study of 
their characters, and delights in getting bold of a new "nest" 
of them. Facts concerning their elevation, shape, and their 
position in regard to other mountains, are all noted down, so 
that each mountain has an individuality of its own to him, 
and he knows them as a herdsman knows the members of 
his flock. I asked him if young men of the "all-day -pid- 
dley" class ever had an ambition to go to the mountain-tops 
to get views. He said: "Rarely. The labor is rather more 
than they cure to perform, although it would richly repay 
them in the breadth of view they would obtain of the wil- 
derness which can be had in no other way." 

Ah, me! If those, who have time to kill could only give 
some of it to those who have not time enough, the little 
sparrow would no longer sing his depressing song of "all. 
day-piddley-piddley-piddley." F. M. 

M.uKii Si'OKTSMBN's Association.— The Maine Sportsmen's 
Association will hold their annual meeting and tournament 
with the Norombego Sportsmen's Club, of Bangor, abnui the 

iddle of September, lasting four or six days. It is intended 
by the management to make this the most, interesting and 
representative meeting that this association has ever enjoyed. 
The secretary is Mr. Chas. York. Bangor. Me, 

dens and door yards and equally as well along the creek b< 
toras of the woods among the alders and rank-growing weec 
where is the woodcock's chosen retreat, is upon the very ver; 
of rejection because of growing familiarity. The Engli 
sparrow has passed far beyond the boundary line and is in 
voeably lost. No mind that appreciates Nature at her b( 
can ever advocate the sparrow's cause. Her yawp is ever 
the air rising from near and from far, and perchance a war 
ler or finch visits our dooryard and essays a strain of tnelod 
the song is drowned in the cry of thi's wide-mouthed ev 
present nuisance. In the backwoods the blue jay is at horn 
Surely he is a rollicking rowdy and his wife isVseold. Ho 
tenaciously does the purple finch cling to his thread of sol 
until seemingly he is ready to drop from his perchbreathlee 
How clearly the white-throated sparrow's prolonged tone do 
ring through the clearing! The mostattractive"song, as wf 
as the most plentiful, methinks, is that of the metallic-voicr 
thrush that rises and falls the scale on every varying key. 

The morning sun east flickering shadows of leafy branch 
about us as we stepped forth into the shallow rippling strear 
with adjusted tackle, to cast our bait for the wily trout. Tl 
air i pon those highlands was fresh and pure and the brigb 
ness of the scene was enchanting, causing the inspiration 
the occasion to flow full upon us as we paused afewmomen 
in contemplation. Here was now the height of our anticip 
dons. The prize was within our grasp, and we thought r 
more of office toil or the drudgeries of life. A new bond i 
sympathy seemed adjusted between us and mother Natur 
and our "ears were opened to the music of the stream, tlL 
rustle of the trees, the songs of the birds, and our eyes reste 
long upon the scene of blue sky, green foliage and steel bit 
water flecked with sunlight* and foam. We know m 
whether these feelings are characteristic of the "sportsman, 
and whether weshould classify ourselves as such. We we: 
not arrayed in special garb and had invested only a fe 
paltry dollars in an outfit of rod, reel and line. Externally 
am siire we were not, "sportsmen." On the other hand 
feeling of greed and gain did possess us, and we felt the eagt 
strike at the bait ami saw the rush of line with the keene 
pleasure. We love a heavy catch, and yet the recollection i 
our fishing days, as we bring them to remembrance, is mo 
pleasant in these things that form the accompaniment, to 
fishing trip. The freedom from care, the change of seem 
the intimacy with bug and bird whom we love, form tit 
chief attractions 

We were uol long in suspense as to the success or failui 

Kxpress Train Logic. — When delayed by it "hot box." 
the most expeditious plan sometimes is, as they put it in 
railroad parlance, to "jack up the car aud put in a new 
brass." As many men conduct their lives on the express 
tnun system, this hint may induce some of them lo go 
a-fishin'. ^^^___________^____ 

%ht ^partstt(Hn §<ouri$L 


DOUBTLESS every one whose labors are strictly within 
doors feels an uneasiness and longing for change, whin 
the genial springtime has flowed along to its full. It " 

• bee 


ually to II 

or help h; 

id lift 

only the first two. 

before you to do what 

ke up some study in the 

I and enjoy life. Take up 

adit will open a new life 

; discoveries which will 

I life will cease to be a 

have time, money and brains. Yi 
With all three you have the yyorl 
you will. If you could only t 
woods you could make your marl 
some branch of natural kirto: 
io you. You will always be mak 

burden As an unpaid investigator you can do much toward 
contributing to knowledge while gaining it. Your powers 
of observation will develop, and you yvill become absorbed 
in something which will make, life a pleasure. True, you 
may not become a Darwin, a Lubbock, nor a Baird, but 
then again you might; or, if not, you would have a new 
world open to you that you don't know of now. There are 
men who would esteem your chances beyond those of any 

so with us. Labor in th 
seems a burden. Our eyes wander co 
that rise in the distance and from wher 
in days past. Soon the resolution is f o; 
full day and two half days among the clearings thai lie be- 
yond, and a companion is found and a horse engaged for the 
journey. Our recreation season has never yet exceeded three 
days in duration. We are not of the class that, has time un- 
limited to spare for pleasure. Our fortune is not yet secure. 

As we pass over the bills, the afternoon is w 7 ell advanced 
and the atmosphere charmingly fresh and cool. There is a 
change within us already. The cigars that urvariftbly must 
solace after the midday meal, within the confines of "the of- 
fice walls, now lie unlit in the case shorn of their tempting 
power. A distractor, mainly, is tobacco; and when one is 
not plodding through daily routine, but passing through chang- 
ing scenes and experiencing new pleasures, has no mission. 
As we journey on, the farms, at first well-nurtured and attrac- 
tive, give place gradually to uncultivated fields and stumpy 
pastures. The small brooks, as we rumble oyer the bridge 
that spans their rippbng waters, become suggestive of trout. 
The primitive woods now stray to the wayside occasionally, 
and the voices of throstle and catbird salute us as we pass. 
Among some tall trees by the roadside wire a auufbei ■ 
purple grackles, and as they flew from one tree to another we 
noticed a peculiarity not observed in any other bird, which 
was the using of the tail feathers a,s n vertical rudder. Is this 
bird favored'with unusual facilities for steering a flight that 
is comparatively weak and awkward? 

There are still further indications of changes in locality and 
mode of life. As we pass the. rude unpainted buildings with 
bunches of hand-made shingles piled about the doorways, 
the forest line comes yet, nearer to the roadway, pressing it 
closely upon either hand, and as the shades of everdnf 
falling, darkening the margin of forest trees, the bridge that 
crosses the "river" that is our goal is passed and 
hands with the generous hearted backwoodsman tl 
our host, 

An eariv morning start along a dim path th 
and woods beyond, and that promises to lead 
waters" above, gives us an opportunity to obf 
the bird life that abounds in these favored i « |1 -. 
birds there, are those that frequent the towns, oi'u 
the farmer's fields, and others that, spurn both and take to the 
backwood clearings, and these latter are in the vasi majori 
It is not as though they shunned man altogether, i I 
found in the dense forests unfrequented by man, but, us 
though they had loved him and sought to be intimate, but 
were yet mistrustful. 

I am sure birds make progress toward an intimacy, but 
still I hope this may not advance to an unseemly extent, so 
that contempt rather than regard will rightly express our 
feelings. The omnipresent robin that is found in our gar- 

ough a 





r. the natural meadows were reach 
trout occasionally of .a pound in weight to lie had for th 
asking, Our catch at lids point was full large enough, an 
our baskets began to hang heavily upon the 

Below the meadows we passed through a tangle of aldci 
of immense size and plentitmle of numbers, and it was hei 
thai we experienced some of the grcatesl pleasures of tfc 
day. The branches were lull of birds, that seeniingl; 
sought intimate acquaintance. A Canadian flycatcher, wit 
his bright yellow breast and black necklace, flitted allot 
very near The Blackbumian warbler, with rich blendiu 
of yellow and orange, the American redstart, spotted wai 
bier, chestnut-sided warbler, and the summer yellow bi 
were especially plentiful and intimate and several times wer 
we tempted to reach for them that we might take the: 
our hand. Above all their harmony arose the sweet voice 
of rose-breasted grosbeaks that were in the trees above i 
surprising numbers. At one place we paused and countei 
the song of six of them in the immed'ate vicinity. 

Wild pigeons were everywhere about us, chiming thei 
unmusicaf calls with the 'rest. "Disgrace shou'd reJ, upof 
the man that would seek to kill these coveted bhds, her 
vhi' re a shied stick or stone could easily reach them. Le 
no man lake with him a aim to these favored retreats, thesi 
sanctuaries where bird housekeeping is practiced, lest he h 
tempted, aud the agonized call aud distressed song of th 
ununited birds come lo him in his dreams to disturb hi! 
slumbers. One feels his interest in the things pertaining V 
the wilderness greatly intensifled by the presence of the wil 
pigeon. The swift rustling flight is calculated to startl 
one and bestir his blood. The sound of their call-not: 
brings suddenly into prominence one's hunting instinct, I 
fact the woods cannot be lonely and without intereest whel 

e, :,-• iii rd is present. Through the woods where w 
,, r: , , ,, '. as cut a straight road to a, distant point, whi6 
- , 1 "., i n ever traversed by man or team. It was nearl 
tilled with second growth "timber, but along the narrov 
track v. e saw many small flocks of pigeons feeding. Thes 
flocks would allow of near approach and then arise in uni 
son in a dense bunch to the tree-tops above. We had n 
otin and, therefore, no slaughter of these is to be charged t 
us, but we did make an observation as to their habits tha 
tended to confirm a theoiy we had heard previously ad 
vanced. We traversed ibis road in the morning of the sec 
ond day tor some distance and noticed all the pigeons tha 


The f ac 
xm, then retur 
the aft 


The time for our return to our lodg: 
soon, albeit we were both tired aud hui„ . 
our way along a dim trail the bluejaye chattered and scolde 
all al ".i n - , J •ve bad a realization of their woudrou 

, in:, : - occasion ally one would allow of near approact 
!■'[-; , ,.■• - r-mll willing for New York, speaks of "bird 
Hi at - de all the year around in our fields like the bluejay. 
One surely understands ibis to mean that the jay lives i 
I Ids in the immediate vicinity of man, wherea 
we "nave never seen lum but in the largest forests 
and as timid and wary of man as could well be the 
It is even difficult to get within good shooting distal 
this bird We cannot certify as to his living all the, yea 
around in northern New fork. 

At om- entertainer's home, after a late and hearty ineai 
we sat, outside the door in restful content. The shades o 
evening were falling and we found about ourselves an eveD 
i , , , ae, which we are disposed to try and picture. Be 
fort u- was the grassy valley, extending far below am 
i wldoli the river wound its Way. On either side o 

in- arose a darkened forest line of hemlock, beech and ash 
Adown the valley a misty haze was taking form and low 
ereti. white aud cloudlik'e. above the cooling earth, and cov 
_, round over as with a downy mantle. The era 
Ct»D.t of tl new moon hung iu the western sky. The atmos 
phere was not, disturbed by the slightest trace of a breeze 
but was still, heavy and misty. The few sounds that cam 
to us seemed excee'ding fit accompaniment to the close of I 
backwoods day. There was the voice of the nightbawk from 

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above, the melody of tnanyhylas, the cricket's sharp tremulo, 
the iium Of many, winged insects, and finally, as the mist 
and darkness grow apace, from the valley below came sharp, 
clear, and ycf modified by passages through the heavy air, 
the liukle-iiukle-tintle of 'the musical, mellow-toned cow-bell. 
No muse has been tuned in honor of this essential thing in 
backwoods life, which fits so becomingly the primitive con- 
ditions and customs o£ man. How timid and ephe- 
meral is the cow-bell. The boy may hear it; 
the old man never. It has "moved on" to other 
sections where the axe has but begun, not completed 
ils work. It ever will be moving on in company with 
the pioneers of civilization, aud will be no more known to 
the second or third generation than is the keen bright axe 
of the pioneer known. 

The mist Had finally o'crspread the whole valley, other 
voices of the evening time had ceased, the last "high-reach- 
ing spoke of day's cnariot" had disappeared from the sky, 
the moon alone shed its pale light over the scene, and as we 
rose to enter the house the gentle tinkle from below, the last 
knell to the close of day, had also ceased. J. Quay. 



THE battle was o'er and our bigles sang truce, for th< 
night clouds had lowered. The grim wairiors of the chase 
and supper-table gathered close around the tiro, and a 
pause pioplietic ol toai:^ fearlul lies hung listening in the 
air. Tue little' jobs of camp work were brought out. Here 

Jack P is sewing up the chair end of his breeches, 

lost in the reaching grasp of Bruin; there Tom S cob- 
bles away at a briolc, and the Doctor aud Shelb. are greas- 
ing and trashing the dogs crippled by the day's fight. 

"Been made ;". Son ut Malta, Jack?" asked P . 

"That would make him a Maltese Jack." 
"I'm willing," saLl Juek; "it comes from Bruin, andl al- 
ways Mili-i 

"Been sinre f heard you cussin' the bartender ior not giv- 
ing you something 'to take hold of your tripe, 1 then!" 
" i'n it wis ail tusumJU tor tn« ojcxsioa," said Jack. 
"Assumed! Lake your tooth the summer you spent in 
Maine. Dnuik up all the cologne in the house on the pica 
titat he hau a bad bteath, a rascal, and ha3 a breath like a 
cow in clover." 

" Well, ru, aunt iiad mo cornered and I had to do some- 
thing, lor I was swelling up like Dickens' Shepherd on the 
tea-total dish." 

"Hope you left your Uinfolka more politely than you did 
the bar to-day when youi gave way," laid oi i 
SujIj., di-dy. "Bus .ed if you didn't leave there with more 
hurry aud tess breeches than I ever did see two friends part 

" Twasn't before, it was behind!" 

"That was a lively fight, wasn't it Shelb. V" asked the 

"it was a heap livelier race after Jack got his legs started. 
But I've no spiled by good luck that I don't call any- 
thing a first-class uar figut so long ai you can see the man. 
In a real tip top scrimmage the bar and dogs and man ought, 
to be mixed up so harmoniously down in tue cane that you 
could no more tell which was which than you could separate 
the hoss from the jackass out of a mule. Things has to 
get inixe.d in bar hunting. If a man ain't a mixer he had 
best keep outside. For I tell yon this rambling around 
shooting business, blazing away and hitting two dogs twice 
for once into the bar, -von'tdo. A man that wants to get 
bar meat has to go right in and rastle for it with the bar, aud 
when, as I said, nim~and the dogs and the bar is down thar 
a huuitniug like an eighty-saw gin, with the fur a fijing up 
like a lint room, thsn he can catch some idea of what a gen- 
uine bar light means." 

"I cannot say that your picture is one I am very fond of," 
said Tom 8—. "Butt- unless one doss go in with a knife, 
bear hunting is poor sport. The wild hog is iar more dan- 
gerous as a lighter as the bear seems to tight a good deal like 
tttb nigger, plenty of bad temper and jaw, but an instinctive 
dread oi hurting a white man, wnen it comes to close quarters." 
"Tut tut," said the Doctor, pompously, "anyoody can 
hunt tue black bear. I'd rather kill forty bears than one 
desperate old tusker." 

"fou had butter kill one first, Doctor," said old Shelb., 
who was riied at the attack on his favorite. "A bar ain't 
much to kill, i know, if you happen to start right, and I saw 
Andy Granger beat the brains out of one with a stick, but 
all tne same f don't go about hunting sore-nosed old shes 
with cnbB in order to kill 'em with sticks." 

"Tell the boys about the fight you saw between the boar 
and a bear," said P. 

"It was a great many years ago," said Shelby, "when 
game was much more plenty about here than now. I was 
Out on a still hunt, and slipping through the woods I came 
upon a fine mulberry tree lull of fruit and with a big old he 
picking berries off the ground. Presently he got tired of 
that and went up the tree. In a few minutes I saw a wild 
hog come trotting up and also stop just at that same tree- 
He was a very big boir, and of course saw the bar, but he 
wasn't afraid of anybody's bar and so went to rooting away 
among the trash, picking up the fallen berries on his own 
account. I guess he had some idea of the bar having been 
before him, lor every now and then he would give a quick 
look up the tree and chomp with his teeth aa if fairly eus.sin" 
the bar. All this time the old he took no manner of notice 
of the hog, but sot tared back up thar — hauling in the limbs 
and stripping the berries — smiling politely to hisself, and no 
doubt felt as fat, and sleek, and happy as any other rich old 
gentleman. This pretty scene might have lasted tiil yet but 
for the ambition of the bar. Arter collecting all the "berries 
just around him and throwing the leaves down to the boar, 
• who would resent it every time, he concluded to go a little 
ways out on a branch whar fruit was thicker ana bigger. 
Out he went, and evidently got a fine haul, as he had both 
hands and all his jaws working like a engine. Little by 
Utile, as he ate his way, he would hitch fuither out on the 
limb. At first he was very cautious about his weight, but 
as the berries got sweeter and thicker, just so he forgot the 
situation. The boar had also come round the tree and was 
greedily picking up the loose berries that fell in a stream 
from where the old he was moving about above. 

"How it happened, God knows— perhaps the branch was 
rotten — but, getting a little too far out, crack went the limb 
and down came tns bar exactly a-slraddle of the hog. It 
didn't take the hog more than the hundredth of a second to 
buck the bar off and give him a second tumble before he 
could say a word. 
"When he riz I saw there was blood on the moonl 

" 'Whe-e-w! Blast you what did you do that fur?' said 
the bar. 

" Tou're an infernal black liar!' rip, rip, said the hog, 
charging at him. 

"And they had it. Clear boxing and science on one side; 
gouging, and rough and tumble on the other, and a devil of 
a temper equally distributed. Fust the bar and then the 
hog had the advantage, and it was the loveliest tight 1 ever 
One round the old he got the boar fairly in arms, and 
as he brought out his best hug, the hog's bones cracked. But 
as he struggled to release himself, by mere accident his head 
hits up against the bar's under jaw. Of course the old fool 
had his tongue lolling out, as usual, and when I he lower 
jaws shut up suddenly with terrific force, off went about 
three inches of tongue — bit off. 

"I had got so interested that I forgot all about what, they 
was, and there I was a-skipping around and encouraging first 
the bar and then the hog. I think the hog, though, would 
have got the best of it, but they suddenly seemed to catch 
an idea of man about. Both stopped short off, looked first 
at me and then at each other, and then with a fearful grunt 
and snort they broke for the woods. By the time 1 remem- 
bered who I was they had gone." 

"When that bear got home I'll beta hat he said ptetty 

much the sametuiugthat Jack F did after his fight with 

a man named Sam Turk," said the Doctor. 

"Jack was a little full — possibly his breath was troubling 
him again — and he got into a fight with Turk, who wears a 
wig and has no more hair than a billiard ball, though Jack 
didn't know that. During the scrimmage, of course the wig 
fell off, and after they were separated Jack swore he would 
have whipped Turk in three seconds but for the bald-headed 
scoundrel that ran in and jumped on!" 

"Oh, Doctor, may the Lord forgive you for that one!" 
groaned Jack. 

"Wish I could have seen the fight," said Tom; the "finest 
sight in the world is a rough and tumble fight between two 
well-matched men." 

"Just so long as they only use fists and muscle I believe 
that to be true. But when it coma3 to shooting and stab- 
bing, as it does easily out West here, then it is horrible," 

said P , waking out his dreams of new and rare species 

of birds. 

"I have heard my father tell of an incident that is sicken- 
ing. Long time ago a party of lawyers were riding circuit 
in Alabama, in those days the terms of lawyer, gambler, 
drunkard and bully were about synonymous. And this par- 
ticular party were extra in each of the four lots. There were 
five of them, all half drunk. My father had just crossed himself 
over the river at a lonely ferry when the party rode up. 
As the f.-rry.nm was absaut, they off arei a little copperas- 
breeches of a mover, who was also waiting to cross, five dol- 
lars to ferry them over in the flat. After some demur, the 
little man yielded, drove his wagon into the boat, followed by 
the high toned horsemen, and set off. Now, more miserable 
looking specimens than thiB mover and his outfit are rarely 
3een; and in default ol other mtBchief, the restless bullies began 
to make fun of their ferryman. Finally one of them raised 
the cover of the wa;oa and discovered a ragged, sallow wo- 
man and a dozen scared children. They crowded round to 
see the show, in spite of the gentle remonstrances of the 
husband, and finally commenced to make outrageous and 
vulgar remarks about the whole family. Then lie spoke 
sharply, and one of them kicked him. Breeches fumbled 
down in front of his wagon, drew out a rusty knife about 
two feet long, and went for the party. He killed four on 
the boat, and the other jumped iu the river and swam ashore, 
where my father beat him nearly to death with a stick." 

"Those were queer times. In such a state of society only 
could such characters as Bowie, Houston, MeClurg and 
others have arisen. Desperadoes are necessities in such a 
case as a protection to the community. Otherwise the aver- 
age bullies would soon destroy all society, but kept down by 
the predominant ones of their own class — these aie readily 
controlled through their pride and interest to protect the 
peaceable citizens." 

"The finest character of the kind that ever existed," said 
P., "was a man named Logan Brandon. He lived in Ala- 
bama iu the flush times, and was a gambler, horse trader, 
speculator, everything by turns and nothing long. There 
are many sorts of courage, but Brandon's was very simple. 
He was without fear. Silent, gentle and pleasant; he never 
exhibited the ordinary symptoms of anger or temper. In his 
worst troubles he was entirely unchanged. Every child, 
woman and respectable citizen who knew him loved him 
with enthusiasm. Every desperado feared him. His friends 
used him, joked him, abused him at will, and to the rough- 
est treatment he responded only with a patient smile. On 
one occasion with a party, he had stopped on the bridge 
over the Black Warrior Kiver, which was very high. As 
they sat on horseback, looking down at the boiling flood be- 
neath, one of them. Brandon's best friend too, offered to 
give him the fine horse he was then riding, If he would jump 
into the river. Without a word horse and man instantly 
went over the railing into the water! The friend rushed 
down to receive them as they came out; caught Brandon and 
pummeled him soundly, and look the horse away at once, 
making him walk home, swearing he was too 'blamed a fool 
to own a horse!' Brandon thought it was a tip-top joke. 

"On one occasion a cousin of his had been divorced by 
her husband wrongfully and with great insult. The re- 
spective counties "took up" the cause of each, and there 
was the very greatest excitement. Brandon rode down over 
a hundred miles and found the man making a speech to a 
large crowd at a muster, as he was colonel of the regiment. 
Without a moment's hesitation Brandon scrambled up on 
the platform, and just as the dashing colonel finished a bitter 
tirade against his wife and her friends he felt a hand laid on 
his shoulder and a low voice sayin' 'Now you have abused a 
woman, turn and face a man!' He did turn and got one 
glance at Brandon's gloomy eyes and set face before he fell 
with a bullet through his heart. 

"The fury of the crowd was awful. On'y the most tre- 
mendous exertions by the sheriff and a few of the calmer citi- 
zens saved him from lynching. During all Brandon never 
said a word nor did his cheek pale or eye waver. Of course 
he was never tried by law in those days. 

"On another occasion a fierce Indian outbreak occurred, 
aud the settlers fled to the little towns or forts. Brandon 
heard that a poor widow had been left unwarned some 
twenty miles off, and was there in the very midst of the red- 
skins. His own horses were lent out of course, and he could 
neither borrow nor buy at that lime. Without a word he 
left on foot, penetrated the Indian lines, got the widow and 
her children and brought them to safety, having fought the 
Indians for the ten last miles with a four-year old baby 
strapped on his back I" 

A curious sort of sound, something between the filing of a 
saw and the whistle of a bird, made us all look round at old 
Shelb. There he sat with a face drawn up like a bamboo root 
and the tears rolling down his face. 
"Why, good heaveni, Shelb, what is the matter?" 
"Not a thing in the world," said the old man "ceptin' 
that baby." 

"What has that got to do with your spouting like that." 
"O, nothing much, 'ceptin' that baby wns me !' said Shelb, 
trying to grin. "Thar was mam and little Jake and Bet and 
the baby, or rac, if you like, on that trip the colonel was tell- 
ing about, and a big brindled dog that we ailcrs called Pup. 
And but for Brandon we was surely dead people that night. 
God bless him aud bless 'em all, for they are all gone long 
ago, all dead but the baby, and that's rac!" 

"Do you remember much about it;" 

"No," said Mc. "I don't, ot course, bein'aslwasa mere 
pup then, and scarcely had my eyes open. But I've hecred 
that Brandon aud mam both faiuted when they got into 
the town, and poor old Pup he died wilh a arrow iuside. I 
wish I had his breed, anyhow " 

"The Lord knows you have dogs enough now for any 
middle-sized man!" 

" 'Tain't the number that makes a pack, but it is the tem- 
per," said Suelby, evidently glad to change the subject. 
"Now I make it a rule never to feed my dogs at home, but 
hide all the vittles the. best I know how, and let them take 
chances for finding it. Then tne peartest come out first best, 
and so merit is rewarded !" 

"Well, that is a new system of dog-l reakiug," said the 
Doctor, who was awfully scientific on sport. 

"New or old, it brings out the best dogs. For a dog that 
can't make his own living ain't worth keeping. My dogs 
know the seasons as well as I do. Iu the summer they live 
in the orchard on fruit, berries and fruit iu the woods, and I 
have a hard time to keep them out of the green corn. They 
will eat corn, died or green, off the ear, as bad as a mule, 
andgo outon regular hunts for rabbits, rats, moles, b rd nests, 
snakes— anything almost tbat is chewable at all. in this 
way 1 can keep a large number of dogs, and keep them 
peart and active. Of course when I hunt they get all the 
fresh meat they can eat, and so they are always anxious for 
a hunt, and soon learn to be careful about it as a mere ques- 
tion of belly-timber. I don't keer much about having a dog 
larnt to dance or whistle, or anything of that sort, hut I do 
want to develop what brains he has got, so as to fit him for 
my business. And for man or beast the best school house is 
the belly. This is like the washing machines— 'self-acting, 
universal and cont nuous.' " 

"I heard of a case in point in Virginia," said Tom. "A 
gentleman was bragging about his trotting horse, when a 
neighbor offered to match a hog against him. The race was 
made. One month for training and the course three miles 
on a certain road. The horse in harness, the hog to go as 
he pleased. 

"The hog being selected— a long razor-backed pike— was 
first, put into a pen at one end of the course. Kept without 
food for twenty-four hours, he was then kicked and pulled 
over the track to another pen, there fed, then returned to 
pen No. 1, The next day or two the same thing. 

"In a few days Major Hog had grasped the situation. In 
fact he soon became impatient to make the run at least one 
way. And the day of the race he fairly distanced the horse 
— squealing at every jump !" 

"Bed time !" yelled the Doctor. • 

"Sleep— sleep — man must have sleep to live. Eusebius 
says the key of life is to sleep early and rise early." 

"Oh, he was an ass, as you-see-by-us." 

The Doctor nearly fainted. 

"May a million of mosquitoes stick you for that," said 

"Have to be like Florida muskeeters, then, big enough to 
carry my net off." 

"Florida is where they swarm so that they put out the 
fires, isn't it ?" said Jack. 

"Same place where you sometimes have to poke a hole up 
through the Insects to see the sun I" said Tom. 

"And vessels coming up to the coast look out for the 
mosquito haze over the land as a murk," said P. 

"Shaw 1'" said old Shelb, "what air you boys lying so for? 
Why, I've got a breed of 'skeeters back of my place as bis as 
turkeys, and every time they nip a man he thinks a dog bit 
him; and they bit' a little ni>:ger last August so much like a 
dor that it gave liim the hydrophoby, and " 

"That's enough — '.hat's enough. Good night — good 
night. ' ' ^___ 

The Fort Klamath County.— A Fort Klamath, Oregon, 
correspondent, in a personal letter says: "1 think it would 
be hard to find a place that has a larger variety of game 
than is to be found in the vicinity of this post. And the 
fishing — well, it mast be seen to be believed. An officer of 
my regiment, wdiom I reiieved here, aud who is an excellent 
fisherman, told me that he several times started to write up 
some of the catches of large trout he made and saw others 
make; but did not do it for fear of being accused of lying. 
I saw a string this evening brought in by one of my men, 
among which were four fish weighiug all over five pounds, 
and a number ranging from two to three pounds each, all 
genuine Sihno purpiiratits. They take a fly beautifully, the 
trouble is not in hooking them, but in landing thorn after- 
wards. Williamson Kiver certainly "takesihe cake" as a trout 
stream, and I hope eventually to make a tolerable fisherman 
myself if I stay here long enough. At present the birds take 
up most of my spare time, I find so many species, here whose 
acquaintance I have not been able to make heretofore, that 
I don't find much time for fishing." 

Northern Pennsylvania Tkout. — Wellsboro, Pa., July 
31. — Am just out of the woods, where, thank Heaven, I had 
one well-put-iu week under the shade of hemlock and pine, 
where 1 could lie hour after hour on fragrant browse, iu a 
silence only broken by the wood warbler, the hermit thrush, 
and the silvery whisper of a mountain brook. I had an In- 
dianapolis editor along, a man cf large experience in out- 
door life, ne votes Northern Pennsylvania th . most pleasant 
land he has struck for campunr out, though the Nepigon and 
many other regions give muchlarger trout and more of them. 
We found the trout full of eggs aud ran it light on them. 1 
took over 500 eggs from three trout less than seven inches in 
length. It looked like wanton destruction — trout murder— 
and we let up.— Nessmuk. 

Long Island.— Elwood, Suffolk County.— Plenty of 
foxes on the plains out this way. Quails are scarce,— J, H. 



[.August 10, 1891. 


IN FOBEST AMD Stream for July 13, appear, on article by 
"J. R., ,Tr. ,'" in which he alludes to a little canoe against, 
■which he kicked his toe, at Porrier'S camp on Third Lake, 
Fulton Ohain, Branson's Tract. The canoewas the worse for 
wear. Ho turned it over and read the name "Nessmuk." He 
»ays, "Ah! 1 see how it is now. 'Nessmuk' paddled around 
the water.- in that miserable little cheese box, cramped up, sit- 
ting on tie.- .lamp bottom of this boat. ETowonderhi toi 
tuei. pitiful tales of his coughing continually, being eiek all 
the time, finally going oui of the woods disgusted, and de- 
termined to cry down the Adirondaeks as a fraud and a 
humbug. NOW Mr. 'Nessmuk,' when you go into the Ad- 
irondaeks again, go in a boat— take one of the new ijouble- 
eudcrs that weigh about sixty pounds, and as you get into it 
»il down ou a seat— stretch out your :{eot, and row like a man, 
let the Indians keep to the pad. lie if th.-y like, then vou may 
be able to shake off dial eough, etc." 

I i i -it- for a few explanatory remarks. 

To.' canoe against which "J. K., Jr.," kicked his toe last 
June, at Third Lake was not tile canoe 1 cruised in last sum- 
mer. I bruised in the Nipper, lanjer, longer, and two 
lighter than tho Nessmuk. 1 eruised in the latter 
about six or seven weeks an l,v>o miles, the previous summer. 

That healthy men and women are. in our changeable cli- 
mate, sUujeet to 8U.fl.d6n and dangerous colds, is mournfully 
true. Deaths by pneumonia, pleurisy, and kindred diseases 
are sadly frcoueut, as well in city as country, ami sickness 
U more apt to strike the COmforUtQO, well fed citizen llian 
the dweller in forest camps, That through exposure to 
storms and an all night soaking in a. submerged forest 1 con- 
tracted a c™..rh thai was hard to heat was no man-el, and 
might easily happen to a younger and stronger man. Just 
how it woiild have helped my case to have been chilled 
through in a heavier boat, is one of the things I shall never 
find out. i am always a little ashamed of' being sick. 1 
have a sort of blue water notion that no man has liny busi- 
ness to ho sick, ■• Nobody ships for nurse." as old' sailors 
'ay. However, 1 stuck to the cruise for over 200 miles, tak- 
ing my canoe over all the carries. She only weighed sixteen 
pound's. Had she been a double-ender of sixty — well, I 
shouldn't have be.u then-. 

Ah to the superior comfort of riding in such a boat such as 
"J. R." recommends, he has simply got the cart before the 
horse. The comfort is all on the sale of the canoe. The 
boat he recommends is the regular long-laker— the guide 
boat of the wilderness, lu her you sit all day (vou dare not 
gland up) on a hard, painted board, wdtb no choice or change 
of position. The position becomes very tiresome in an all 
day rid--. Yuu are even glad of the relief afforded by a 
"carry Now, if yuu be a genuine canoeist, you reverse 
all this; you go as yon like, and you sit on a soft cushion, 
with four or live chamres of ""posish," and consequent, 
relief to slid, tired musHes. To wit: You are provided 
Willi a seat, mad ■ by stitching the two ends of one yard of 
unbleached sheeting together, and closing one end with a 
circular piece of the. same twelve inches in diameter, sewed 
in strongly. This makes a round bag a little more than two 
feet, long and one foot across. To convert it into a cushion, 
till it to the desired height with hemlock browse, grass and 
leaves, dry nrj«, or grass. About four or rive inches suits 
me. A taller man may prefer a seat an inch or two higher. 
Pack the Stuffing solid as possible, and turn in the loose cloth 
at the top. Shape and flatten it to your notion, and vou 
baVi iseUI thai B [apt I itself to the lines of the cbnoe— and 
M.-i'ii i ist -perfectly, It is never hard or tiresome, and, 
on making a cany, you Ihrow Out the tilling, put the bag in 
your pocket, and lili it again in five minutes, when wanted. 
At night il m ikes a capital pillow; or, if not needed for that, 
an excellent and safe depository for the loose duffel that is 

! ; log I" Iraves and debris of an improvised 


When tired of the one position, push the seat back, double 
a i-oat or blanket, and sit lower. 

Next, paddle in a kneeling posture, varying it by sitting 
back oq your heels, when tired. 

Then try the squatting position, as a redid. 

Finally, go bacft to the bag cushion, which is the first and 
best position. The others are, each one. a rest — just what 
you do not gat in a crank long-laker, as you "row like a 
man," with "room to stretch out four feet, "swell out your 
lungs and fill them lull of lie- health-giving air. etc." 

The pulling of oar- is not D v. to me. When I was twelve 
years of age it was my daily task to pull an oar (not a swivel oar, 
'but loose iu thole pins) from Bast Dennis, on the fish-hook 
end of Cape Cod, straight out to sea, in fl second-hand whale 
boat, for lish. In my young manhood 1 "pulled stroke" in 
the waist boat of old Rajah, of and from New Bedford, 
West, master. The dog's h"fe of a sailor sickened me for- 
ever of a life '^before the mast." 

I have plied the round-bladed paddle of the Mttrti and 
Miutdnteus on the Amazon River, the Madeira, the Rio 
Negro, and the Toc.antims, in Brazil, and the narrow blade 
of the (,'hippL-was iu a light pine dugout on the upper 
waters of the Mississippi, f have at last come to accept the 
light, doublo-bladed paddle as the nepk&S ultra of propulsion 
iu a light, canoe. 

in ver gone 01J a cruise in which I did not learn 
something new. i am always open to advice. But in return 
perhaps i can give a useful iiiut or two; at least I can try. 

First. If yon Idve nature in undress learn to go alone. 
You can study your route and the courses of streams, and 
you carry a compass? Be self-reliant. Go alone. If, in the 
grand old forest, you are. not sufficient unto yourself, select 
x partner, and take a thirty-five-pouiid clinker-built cedar 
Cauoa Two m-n make lighter carries, and some men must 
have company (I prefer to be alone). 

Second. While breech-loadiug cutis and bamboo rods 
sun i- - si to something like perfection, nobody 

seems to nave made ■• Btudy of light, single, paddling canoes, 
i ion Of Hie ounces and pounds of the canoe in pro- 
portion to weight of the canoeist I have not seen agitated 
as yet. lu bonis and canoes we run all too heavy and trust 
too' much to guides. Careful experiment, covering months, 
or at. least, weeks, through several seasons, leads me to put 
in type a few general rules— approximative only, but mainly 
correct. As thus; Fir a light weight canoeist, one pound 
of cacoe to sis pounds of canoeist. 

This gives a cauoa of '.'dibs, to a 1201b. man. It is more 

Jhanis naeded. The dimensions of such a ennoo should be, 
ougth, l'PJft. : beam, Siin, ; rise at centre, 7 to Sin. 

For a heavbr man. increase weight and size of canoe 
•lowly. Forinstance, weight of canoeist, 1501bs. For such 
». man, a cauo.i Jiift. Kin. lu length, 28in. beam, weight, 
321bB. (The canoe w Ul carry the man and a bght passenger 
ft lOOlbw.) 

For a muscular, strong welter of ISOlbs. or thereabouts, 
a canoe lift, long, 28in. beam, 9in. rise at centre, steep fore 
fool, .and Uin. shear at stem, weight, about 201bs 

treugth of each of the above canoes, mainly on keel. 
keelson and g.arboard streaks, with pretty strong and well 
guarded stems. 

(As boatmen and canoeists, my dear "J. R, Jr.," we 
mostly go Over-weighted, Remember it.) 

As to the well-worn "cheese-box," .-gainst which vou 
kicked your toe last June, I sold her to Ferric last summer. 
But, as regards her, Harry Bronker, a muscular young 
cheery Baltimorean, paddled her from the Forge House last 
July, through three Brat lakes of the Fulton chain, at a rate 
that left me, in the Nipper, out of sight, His weight was 

Mrs. Sperry, who has a camp on Fourth Lake, used to 
bolTOW the Nessmuk, and paddle her around the lakes, de- 
livering supplies. Mrs. Sparry weighs over 1301bs. 

No, I cannot, as yet, say just what the proportions of 
canoe and canoeist ought to be, to get the proper eornbina- 
tiou of relative weight, wdth safety, pleasure and conve- 

But, 1 am going to know. 

I have ordered another canoe of ltushton to weigh 12lbs. 
(I think lOlbs. would do). Under date of Juno 9. he says, 
"Can build you a boat of any size. Whether it would float 
you or not cannot say. 1 will build it awful light, but won't 
say bow much racket it will stand. 1 expect it will drown 
yuu, yet. So far as I know no one has ever seen a, 121b. 
boat of any make, fairly afloat, with a man iu her." 

Under date of 26th .'tune, he writes. "I'll make it, I'll 
make it light. But you just go in it iu shallow water for a 
spell. I don't dare guarantee anything for strength. It may 
go to pieces like an egg shell." 

Mr. Rushton builds better than he knows, ne can build a 
101b. canoe that I can ride, I am astonished and rigged that 
even my personal friends should say, "Ah! vour light canoes 
are for notoriety, and a trifle of bluff, ear Now. I am no 
gambler— never was. But I am no moralist, I had as lief 
back an opinion with a wager as an argument. And I will 
wager $101) or $201) that J. H. Rushton makes me a canoe to 
weigh less than lOlbs. , less than 8ft. in length, That 1 take 
the canoe at Tom Nightingale's door (Moose. River House} 
and paddle and carry t lie same through the Fulton Chain to 
the Kaquettc Lake, register at Ed. Bennett's, at Lcavitt's on 
Forked Lake, go through to Faul Smith's, come back by 
way of the Toppers, Smith and Albany lakes, to Ed. Dun- 
bar's on the Beaver; from there by the Beaver and the seven- 
mile carry to Twitchell Lake, thence to Big Moose and down 
by the three carries to Fourth Lake, and down from thence 
to the Forge House. All lobe done by a light-weight, wdio 
has never been over the route before, farther than Long Lake. 
My duffel shall not exceed 201bs. Less is better. 

Row boats are good: sailing canoes splendid for those who 
delight in canvas. 

We all have our hobbies. My hobby is the lightest possible 
clinker-built cedar canoe and the double paddle. 1 do not 
quarrel with other men's hobbies. 1 like them, rattier. 

One word as to my decrying the Adirondaeks as "a fraud 
and a humbug." Never. 'Where do you get that'/ Abetter, 
manlier, sturdier class of men than the guides of the North 
Woods I have not seen. All the same, I am no baby. I 
have read "Adirondack Murray" and "Camp Lou." Bis- 
millah! It is bosh! There were twenty-three deaths from 
lung diseases in the St. Regis country and the Sarnnac re- 
gion; many more barely crept out alive to die at home, last 
summer. Don't lie to a vain thing. 

The entire North Woods region is exceptionally healthy, 
but it won't quite bring the dead to life, "Adirondack Mur- 
ray" and "Camp Lou" to the contrary notwithstanding. 

But il is the best region on this earth for a cruise by a 
lone, self -reliant canoeist. 

Never again when I get sick will I own up. 

Verplanck Colv-m and other writers have put up the value 
of the Adirondaeks as a park, so to speak; a National or 
State park. Just so. And on a score, of the main streams, 
without let or hindrance, dams have been placed, and the 
bright, green shore-lines have beell converted into lines of 
desolation and death. 

Time passes. I am one of the great army who are always 
working. But 1 have lime for a cruise. Does "J. R., Jr.*," 
mean what he says? Will he meet me for a cruise of a 
month or more at any point between "Paul Smith's" and the 
Forge House? I in a 121b. canoe, be in such boat as he 
pleases. Address "Nessmuk," care of Foiiest and Stream. 
\ Nessmuk. 

<ttw[nl fifitorg. 



TflF, terms most commonly used in the description of 
fishes may be explained to the beginner by a sort of ob- 
ject lesson. The reader is supposed to have at hand a speci- 
men of the common brook sucker (Catostomus annnwrioni) 
and a black bass (Af/i-ropfcrutt dokmmv). 

The general form of tbe body may be indicated in general 
terms, as elongate, oblong, ovate, etc. ; more specific terms 
arc compressed (flattened laterally), depressed (flattened from 
above); fusiform (spindle shaped), etc. 

The. depth of tho body is measured at the point of greatest 
height. It is described by comparison with tho length, 
along the side from the tip of the snout to the middle of the 
base of the caudal fin. The depth is usually proportionately 
greater in adult fishes than in the young, a fact that should 
never be forgotten. "Depth 5" is a concise way of stating 
that the greatest depth or height of the fish is equal to about 
one-fifth tho length of the lisli from tit) of snout to base of 
caudal. By a few writers the length is measured to the tip 
of the caudal. In such cases the phrase "total length" may 
be used. There are many good reasons why the caudal fin 
should not be included in reckoning the length of the fish's 

The proportionate size of the mouth is often best measured 
by noticing at what point the maxillary terminates, the jaws 
being usually longer in proportion in old than iu young 
fishes. The length of the head is measured along its side 
from the tip of the muzzle to the cud of the bony operele, 
and is described by comparison with the length of the body, 
as above noted. "Thus, "head 5" indicates tlfot the head 
forms about one-fifth part, of the length from the tip of the 
snout to the middle of the base of tin; caudal fin. 

The principal bones of the jaws are tho followiug ; The two 

dentary bones, joined in front by a symphysis, forming the 
inaudible or lower jaw ; the preinaxillaries (or tntermaxilla- 
rir-s) forming at least the middle of the front part of the 
upper jaw, and in Some cases (as in the black base) its entire 
edge, Attached to the preinaxillaries. either behind as in 
the case of the black bass, or below, as in the trout, are the 
niaxillarics (orsupramaxillaries). lu tho black bass these are 
broad and conspicuous, extending backward below the eye; 
(n the sucker they are scarcely recognizable without- dissec- 
tion, sometimes the maxillary "is subdivided, provided with a 
supplemental bone or otherwise modified. 

The jaws are sometimes provided with lips. These lips 
may have various forms, or they may have about the mouth 
fleshy appendages various iu form or size, known as barbels. 
These are found in the catfish, but not in the bass or the 

The upper jaw or the promaxillaries arc said to be protrac- 
tile, wdien there is a furrow in the skin yvhich separates them 
from the- skin of the forehead, as in the sucker. They are not 
protractile, when the skin covering the upper jaw," in the 
middle at least, is continuous with that of the forehead. 

The principal membrane bones of the head may be readily 
recognized on the sucker. The large bony plate occupying 
the posterior portion of the sides is the operele (operculum); 
below this, and extending up obliquely behind it is the su- 
bopercle; in front of the operele, hearlv parallel with it« 
edges, and separating it from the cheek" is the prccoperele, 
and below the angle of the precopercle, wedged in between 
it and the subopercle, is the narrow interopercle. Below tho 
eye is the series of suborbital bones, and in front of the eve, 
below the double opening of the nostril, is the preorbital. On 
the top of the head in the sucker, is the eharrcteristic unossi- 
fied space between tie parietal bones, known as tho fon- 

The. eye is proportionately much larger in a young fish 
than in an old one; its relative size is usually expressed by 
comparing its diameter with the length of the head, with 
the. length of the muzzle (distance from tip of snout to 
front of eye), and with the width of the interorbital space 
(distance between the eyes above). 

The tooth-bearing bones of the mouth can be readily 
recognized in the black bass. The principal of these are 
the following: 

1. Dentaries, the bones of the lower jaw. 

2. Fremaxillary, above described. 

3. Maxillary, "above described. This bone is usuatly 
toothless, or merely toothed upon its edge. 

4. Vomer, the bone on the middle line of the palate, im- 
mediately behind the preinaxillaries. It is provided with a 
patch of teeth in the black bass. 

5. Palatines, the bones on each side extending backward 
and outward from the vomer. They are armed with teeth 
in the black bass. 

(i. Pterygoids, on each side, behind the palatines. These 
are provided with teeth in the rock bass, but not iu the 
black bass, nor, intact, iu most fishes. 

i. Tongue. 

8. Hyoid bone, the base of the tongue, to each side > 
which gill arche-s (usually four in number) are attached. 

I). Gill rakers, the stiffened appendages of the gill arches, 
or more particularly of the anterior pair. The gills are on 
the outside or convex edge, the gill rakers ou the interior or 
concave edge of the arch. 

10. Upper pharyngeals, on each side of the median line 
on the upper side "of the oesophagus, behind the gill arches. 

If. Lower pharyngeals, one on each side, of the median 
line, below the .esophagus and behind the gill arches. These 
bones aTe modified gill arches, and their form and structure 
varies widely in different groups. In the black bass they 
are flatfish and triangular. In the sucker they are sickle- 
shaped. Sometimes the two bones are fully united. 

Below the subopercle and interopercle, and nearly parallel 
with them, are the bony branchiostegals, enveloped in the 
gill membranes. Those aVe three in number on each side in 
the sucker, six in the black bass, and their number often fur- 
nishes characters of importance. On the median line below, 
separating the gill openings from each other, is a region 
known as the isthmus. To this the gill openings are some- 
times attached, as in the sucker, iu which case the gill open- 
ings are separated and each restricted to its respective sides. 

The scales when normally developed are usually either 
ctenoid (with the exposed or "posterior edge rough or "ciliated, 
as in the perch or black bass), or cycloid (smooth, as iu the 
sucker). In most fishes a series of scaler along each sido of 
the body is provided each with a mucous tube, "those forming 
a conspicuous ridge known as the lateral line. In many scale- 
less fishes this chain of mucous tubes is also developed. 

The relative size of the scales is indicated by counting 
them. Of course, the smaller the scales are proportionately, 
the more numerous they are. 

The number of scales forming the lateral line is one of the 
most valuable, of specific characters. When the scales in the 
lateral line are. larger thantherest (as in the trout), or smaller 
or otherwise irregular, the number of cross rows of scales 
above the lateral line should be taken. 

"Lat. 1. 65" expresses lateral line with 6:5 scales. "Scales It) 
— 68— X," the scale formula of the sucker, indicates 10 series 
of scales between the dorsal fin and the lateral line, 65 scales 
in the lateral line, and 7 rows between it and the ventralB. 

The fins are (a) the paired fins, which are pectorals (cor- 
responding to the auterior limbs of the higher vertebrates) 
situated immediately behind the gill openings, and tho ven- 
trals (Corresponding to the posterior limbs) placed behind or 
below the pectorals, and (b) tbe vertical fin or fins on the 
median line of the body. These are the dorsal {on the back), 
caudal (on the end of the tail), and the anal (on the lower 
side of the Body behind the. vent). The dorsal is sometimes 
divided into two tins, or even more. In this case the fins 
are distinguished as first dorsal, second dorsal, etc. 

The position of the ventral fins is a matter of much im- 
portance. They are said to be abdominal when on tbe 
belly, considerably behind the pectorals, as in the sucker; 
thoracic when inserted under The pectorals, or very nearly 
so, as iu the black bass; jugular when in advance of the 
pectorals, as in the codfish. A more minute account of the 
position of the ventrals maybe given by comparing their 
position with that of She front of the dorsal tin, or with the 
middle of the body. 

The rays composing the fins are either spines or soft rays. 
Spines are usually stiff and pointed, and iu any event are 
never articulated "and never branched. When spines are 
present there is usually one in each ventral fin, and one or 
more in the anterior part of the anal, and several in th« 
front part of the dorsal, the spines constituting the whole 
first dorsal when there, are two separate fins. The pectorals 
and caudal are seldom provided with spines. 

The soft rays are always articulated or jointed toward. 

lAimuttT 10, 188S. 



their tips, and most of them aro also branched. They them 
fore usually widen Outward, &ud are seldom rigid in life. Lu 
eorno fishes the spines art so feeble or flexible as scarcely to 
be QlstiingmsheS from soft ray:,. 

In all eases where the dorsal and anal fins arc composed 
of soft rays only, there are at tbe anterior edge of the fin 
from one to throe undeveloped or rudimentary rays. In 
runt o.ue>. I'n'ij rudiments are not included in giving the 
numbers of the Bo rays. True spines, no matter Bow short, 
should never be Overlooked, The last ray in the dorsal and 
anal fin* is usually split to the This is counted as one 
ray, and not as two. 

The number of 1in rays may be conveniently indicated by 
the use of Roman numerals forthe spines, andArablc nutner- 
als for ill a soft rays. When there are two distinct dorsal 
tins, a da^h is used lo separate the enumeration of the first 
from shape of the seeoi.d. When a fin contains both spines 
and soft rays, a comma separates the number of the former 
from that of the latter. 

Tims iu the hhiek bft3S, "I> X, 13" indicates a continuous 
dorsal fin, with ten spines and thirteen soft rays. In the 
",: '. baas [SaeouS chrysops) D IS— I, 12 indicates two 
separate dorsals, the first with nine spines, the second with 
one spine and twelve soft rays. The number of rays in the 
pectoral and caudal fas is seldom of much value in the 
classification of fishes. 



IN my last I wrote the facts, so far as I could gather them, 
about the alligator gar and the loggerhead turtle. Recent 
observation and hearsay go to prove that, 1 got these facts 
about right. But 1 will relate some facts abont the loggerhead 
turtle given me since I last wrote by a gentleman whose 
veracity there is no reason to doubt. He said: "I was living 
near a bayou fifty or sixty yards wide in Louisana. I had 
living with me a colored boy thirteen or fourteen years old. 
This boy went down to tbe" bayou one day to fish, but soon 
came tearing back, crying, 'Oh, boas; oh, bo3s; Ise see dc 
debil down iu dc bayou suah.' Seeing that the boy was 
fearfully frightened and had seen something strange,"! and 
a friend took a rifle and went with the boy to the. bayou. 
When we reached there the boy pointed to the other side of 
the stream, about forty yards away, where we soon saw a 
round body as large as a man's head appear above the sur- 
face of the water 'for a few seconds and then go down again, 
soon to reappear. As it came up the third time I shot at it 
with the ritle, hut missed. I shot twice more, but could not 
About this time the friend with me made out that -it 
wan a turtle's head. I could not believe that it was so 
large, but be insisted that it; was. As there happened to 

be a dugout the.) 

concluded to pi 

we found that 

or the immen 

drop his head 

raise it out for a bit, thei 

"My friend being a 
when tbe turtle came 
These harpoons or sr 
sharp points of steel w 
with a loose socket, 
proper, . ; 

'gig,' 'spear,' or harpoon in it, 
md investigate. As we approached 
job the head of an immense turtle, 
a loggerhead turtle. He. would 
Jer the water for a minute, then 
i artist with the harpoon, threw it, 
all his force into his neck, 
generally made with three 
, set on a straight light pole 
Itrong cord tied to the spear 
nek the handle or pole pulls 
:,, leaving the harpoon in the fish or animal attached to 
the cord. As we drew the struck turtle to the. surface w T e 
were astonished to find another of equal size with its jaws 
firmly clasped on one of the wounded one's legs. We 
slipped a cord around this one's neck, and "toted" them 
both ashore and up the bayou "bluff" thirty to forty feet, 
before the one let go of the other's leg. When we stopped 
he let go. We then separated them a little way, but "they 
made right at each other again like. tw r o bulldogs, not paying 
the least attention to us. After a few snaps the one fastened 
on to trie other again, having secured a good hold on the 
other's leg and held on, the Other fought by snapping alone, 
and though they have such great Strength "in their jaws be 
could not, tear the skin on the other's legs, but when he 
would strike the edge of the other's shell ho would chip a 
piece out. After a time we separated them again, but they 

flared at each other a moment, then rushed together again". 
'rom their appearance they had been fighting a long time. 
Each had the skin all torn from the back of their heads and 
the skull laid bare. We let them fight for some time, then 
cut their throats and Weighed thc-m. one weighing 188 
pounds, the. other 143 pounds. On opening (Jxein, as further 
evidence of their long battling, we found no food in either 
except a few large fish bones in the stomach of one." 

Here we have some facts about this turtle, giving some 
idea of its size and its feroeity in battle. The person who 
gave me these facts is a butcher and had facilities for weigh- 
' — ideuce I have reason to belie 

thai ( 


tensive so far as danger to hu 

The next mouster I will 
River mosquito. If if. lakes 


y appi 
,n being! 

ghing 200 aud even I 

to be entirely iuof- 
s concerned. 
is the ubiquitous White 
Jliou of these little pests to 
make one agglomerated monster, countless millions can 
easily be found. There are many different, species of them, 
but the worst, and I think the very worst of all mosquitoes, 
is the small black one prevalent in dune and July. This 
little pest is a sneaking, miserable little thine', it as a rule 
bites yon behind your back, makes its way up your pants 
leg, under your shirt cuffs, behind your ears, or' any other 
place where it can take a mean advantage of you. ft don't 
give you much warning, like a good honest "skeeter," by 
its song, but drops right dowu silently on some unguarded 
place and "slaps it right to you." Ordinary mosquito bars 
are but little protection from it, for enough will work their 
way through them to make things lively for you before 
morning, and if the "bar" is not carefully tucked in all 
around, if any point is left hanging down" loose, this mis- 
erable creature, unlike any other mosquito 1 know of, will 
find it, and pass up between the bur and bed and point out 
the way for all her brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and cous- 
ins, and introduce them to you. A "smudge" or smoke has 
hut little terror for them, a good bobbioct (1 believe that is 
right) bar is your only surety of getting rest unless you 
sleep in daytime and fidit "skeeters" all night. These 
mosquitoeB are only bad in ordinary seasons along White 
River during the mouths of May and June: after the "over- 
flows" entirely subside and the "bottoms" become dry, 
which they Usually do by July first, they are not had, but 
in seasons like this, after very high and very late high 
water, they are like the poor, with us always. 

The next, dreaded monster I will name, is the "swamp 
£«v«r ( " twin brother to "yellow Jack," or the yellow fever of | 

the tropics. It was formerly just, as fatal and uncontrollable 
as the yellow fever itself /but I am now assured that the 
Southern physicians have developed a treatment by which, 
if they can reach the patient iu time, they can save the, ircuai. 
majority of cases; but if they cannot reach the patient di- 
rectly after the attack there is little more hops than if it 
were the yellow fever itself. It seems to he an acute form 
of "biliousiie- ' .,.,.: ' v,- the brain and kidneys, resulting 
in speedy, drowsy, painless death. It is not contagious, like 
yellow fever, and is brought on by long continued exposure 
in the swamps anil water, and the improper treatment of 
more mild forms of bilious or malarial disease-. 

The next vicious monster that none need wish to meet is 
locally known as "bilious fever," with or withoui ''cOnges 
lion" or "congestive chills." I do uot know what the doc- 
tors call them, nor do I care, but I do kuow that I do no; 
want any of their kith or kin to call on me again. 

I located myself here oh the banks of White River the 1st 
of June, at the commencement of what had every indication 
of being one of the most malarious seasons ever known, aud 
atone of the most sickly points on While River, trusting 
that my great experience! of nearly a half century in the Il- 
linois River bottoms— the meet malarious stream north- 
Would enable me to take care of myself and ward off all 
such troubles. 

But, as old Hank said at the close, of his hoop spake story, 
I thought myself a little too blamed smart, so I "oatehed it" 
and "catched it" hard. I was in very bad condition when I 
reached here. As the major would say, I was "ver}-, awful 
bilious." But I "tuck" my old well tried Illinois remedies, 
that knew no failure, in warding off chills and fever, there, 
and serenely followed my principal oeeupatlonin life, nnmelv, 
searching for hoop snakes, coach whip snakes, cotton mouth 
snakes, spreading adders with fangs an inch long, lizzards, 
cray fish, swapping lies with the uatives, etc. I could not 
keep oat of the swamps or off of the river, there I could fiud 
things new to me every day and perhaps some new to science, 
and what was refreshing, "I could get sight of a steamboat 
once in a while, which reminded me that there was some- 
where, even yet, civilization ou this continent. But, how I 
got sick and how lam trying to get well, and how I found 
out that Illinois biliousness" as they call it here, will not 
answer in this White River country, I will tell in my next. 


Chockjsit's ISlctf, Ark., July 20. 


ALLIGATOR catching maybe something new to your 
J:\. readers, and 1 am willing "to confess that my experience 
in fishing for, or rather catching, '"gators" is very limited. In 
1S75 I ascended the River to its source and 
indulged i ti shooti <Xg large ' ' 'gators" among the islands between 
Fort Meyers and the telegrap i crossing. On my return 
from Lake Ochechobee I resolved upon devoting one day to 
the destruction of these useless saurians. Early morn found 
us at anchor among the islands. 

When cruising 1 use tin platos and cups, and when sur- 
rounded by salt or brackish water I never allow them to be 
washed, l" sec some of your readers manifest disgust at such 
filthy housekeeping; but let censure be kept in abeyance until 
I can explain, for to the explanation hangs a tail [uot tale). 
I provided before leaving home an amply supply of waste 
paper, and after each meal I had the frying pan, plates, 
cups, knives and forks wiped and rubbed with it until they 
resembled nickel plate, and rust was prevented, which would 
have formed if salt or brackish water had been used in wash- 
ingour utensils. 

For breakfast we indulged in breakfast bacon and fried 
eggs. After the meal was over 1 engaged in oiling and 
cleaning my rifle preparatory to a day's "'gator" shooting, and 
Harry commenced wiping the breakfast things, and when 
the wads of paper were saturated with grease aud egg he 
threw them astern. My attention was attracted by a large 
alligator some twenty yards astern. He approached a piece 
of the paper, sniffed it, opened his countenance, and as it 
"was a stranger he took it in." This proceeding was 
repeated and I deemed it time to act. I requested Harry to 
make baste slowly aud keep the " 'gator" on the lookout for 
more paper. 

I disappeared under the cabin and secured the end of a pine 
box measuring 10x14 inches. Balancing the board on the 
end of my finger I found tbe center, at which point I made 
a hole with an awl, and at one end I made a cut with a saw. 
I passed the end of a stout braided linen line through the 
hole and tied a knot on the end, after which 1 wound the 
line loosely around the board, and attached a long-shanked 
hook to the free end of the line. The hook was baited with 
a savory piece of bacon dipped in fat and egg, and 1 secured 
the shank of the hook in the saw cut. While these prepara- 
tions were hastily made, Harry supplied the victim with 
teazers in the way of wads of paper soaked in the frying 
pan. The board was dropped astern, and as it floated 
towards the game I hoisted the anchor and Harry and Frank 
manned the oars. The bow of the boat was beaded down 
stream, and by backing water she kept in position. Very 
soon the current drifted the tempting morsel to the " 'gator." 
He indulged in a sniff of the bait, took it in, gave a yank 
and fixed the hook in his dimpled cheek. Frank and Hairy 
gave way with a will; the " 'gator" saw us approaching, and 
started for shore, and the coils of the line slipped from the 
hoard. I seized the board, gave a lusty yank to fix the hook 
securely, and the performance commenced. To my surprise, 
the ugly monster was easy to manage, and after playing bim 
for fifteen minutes I eoaxod him to tbe side of the boat, his 
nose being in a Hue with the, stem. Harry made a mark on 
the deck corresponding with the end of his tail. 

Being opposed to the use of a araff, and the introduction of 
an alligator into the interior of the good boat Spray, 1 re- 
quested Frank to get his rifle and dispatch the game, but 
with his proverbial laziness, he removed his pistol from his 
pocket and fired at the '"gator;" hence, the latter snapped 
his elongated jaws, struck the boat with his tail, and the cur- 
tain rose on the second act. I kept one arm around the mast 
and sometimes the 'gator, and sometimes Al Fresco hatl the 
Ijesl of it. After a long and exciting tussle I became master 
of the. situation and th3 sneoni dun I brought the '"gator" 
to the side of the boat, and requested Harry to finish bim 
with my Winchester, but before he could do so Prank fired 
a second shot from his pistol. With head down and tail up, 
: ,.,i or made for tie bottom aud sulked. Iu vaia did I 
coax, tease and twitch the varmint Ho treated mo with 
contempt. 1 tightened the line and Harry punched him 
with the pushing pole. When struck he would move a few 
feet away and "play 'possum." After devoting half an hour 
to this kind of dull "sport 1 resolved to have another look at 

his ugly countenance, but the hook broke, nnd there ended 
my first and last, experience iu catching "gators." Measur- 
ing the length of the "game" as indicated by the stem of the 
boat and the mark on the deck, we found that ha was thir- 
teen feet six inches. He was the largest '"gator" I have, thus 
far soon. We hear of 'gators measuring sixteen and eighteen 
feet long, but I have yet to see one longer than the one I 
hooked. Within one hour at the islands, I killed eight, the 
smallest measuring eleven feet; and bay best day's bag in this 
State was thirty-six. 

Florida "'gators" have a had reputation and are wilfully 
and maliciously misrepresented. As evidence of this I quote 
the following: 

"An Appleton, Wis., despatch to the Chicago '1 rihune- says: 
The Hon. lyytnau Barnes, one of the leadkii; attorneys and 
best-known citizens of this part, of Wisconsin, went to Flori- 
da three months ago for his health. \. few weeks ago he loft 
his notol for a short trip across the country, and on the way 
hail to cross a swampy piece, of land infested with alligators 
and wild animals. He. never arrived at his destination, and 
it is thought that he fell a victim to some of the dangers hn 
had to contend. Three of Mr. Barnes' most intimate friends 
have left Appleton for Florida to find him, dead or alive, and 
ascertain what might have been his fa to, but not much hope 
exists of ever again seeing him alive." 

My leva visit to Florida was in 1814, when I cultivated 
the acquaintance of '"gators;" and since that time I have 
met them on numeroiu occasions, and feel assured that they 
have Dean misrepresented, The question is asked, "Will 
"gators* attack a man';" In my wanderings 1 have endeav- 
ored lo collect information on this head, and will give your 
readers the benefit of my inquiries aud experiences, 

In isns 1 visited Enterprise, on Lake Monroe, and met 
Mr. W., an old resident. He informed me that he started 
out one. day doer hunting and carried an eleven-pound muz- 
zle-loading rifle. He was crossing a marshy place and 
jumped from lussock to tussock to keep his feet dry. Seve- 
ral times his feet slipped and be was treated to wet feet, and 
he started to walk in a cattle trail through the marsh. At 
some points the water was nearly knee deep. He had not 
proceeded far when he slipped on a slippery substance, and 
the next instant a '"gator's' 1 head appealed and he wasscized 
by the calf of the leg. In the excitement of the moment the 
rifle Slipped from his hand aud shoulder, and the butt struck 
the " 'gator" between the eyes. Not fancying the reception 
he met with from the butt of the rifle, the " 'gator" released 
his hi ild and made tracks as rapidly as his legs permitted. 
Mr. W. informed mo that he was confined to the house for 
several weeks by the injury. 

About the year 1870 I was ascending the St. Johns in the 
company of Prof. Wyman. who devoted much of his time 
to the exploration of Florida mounds and the stui y of the 
comparative anatomy of the alligator. I questioned him to 
ascertain if he had ever heard of a person being injured by 
an alligator, and he replied in the alfirmative. He informed 
me that he had met with a native who some time before 
paddled his canoe to a fishing point in Great Lake George, 
aud had there commenced fishing. The fisherman was bare 
foot, and being tired of his cramped position in the dugout, 
he passed one leg over the side, and his foot dangled in the 
water. Very soon he secured a Bite — uot on his live minnow 
but ou his heel. A 'gator having noticed a portion of flesh 
dangling in the water, resolved upou appropriating it. Tbo 
live bait seized the opposite side cf I he canoe and wriggled, 
twisted, writhed and pulled. In due time the live bait suc- 
ceeded in extracting his heel from the open countenance of 
the saurian, but minus the skin and fat. The 'gator was per- 
fectly justified in appropriating such a tempting morsel; and 
an impartial jury empaneled to trv such a case would render 
a verdict to the effect that it "sarved the plaintiff right." 

In 1875, I was ascending the Calloo«diatchee River, and 
narry pointed out a small-sized '"gator" about seven feet 
long sunning himself on the bank. I handed bim my Win- 
chester lo try his maiden, shot, with instructions to "hit 
back of the eye." Harry fired, and the "'gator" was appar- 
ently unhurt ! But these creatures occasionally "play 'pos- 
sum." Harry was elated, and expressed a wish "to see where 
the ball passed out. We landed, and as the laud side of the 
" 'gator" was lowest, Harry could not see the spciture of 
exit. I suggested to him the propriety of setzing the 
"gator" by the. tail and turning it over. He grasped the 
tad and commenced the process of turning, when instantly 
the dead "'gator" doubled on itself and came within an inch 
of seizing Harry by the arm. 

I have reason to believe that alligators will not meddle 
with man, unless iu self -defence; or unless a fisherman in 
foolish enough to have, a, tempting morsel over the side of a 
citnoe. But if reports are true, and I believe they are, we 
have the true crocodile iu the southeastern portion of the 
State; and it is questionable if these carnivorous brutes can 
be trusted. Mr. D.. of your city, who was a companion of 
Sir Samuel Baker in bis Nile journey, spent several months 
last winter in a cruise around the peninsula of Florida. On 
his return he visited me, and stated that he "was perfectly 
familiar with the crocodile of the Nile, and that he saw 
a number of them at a point in Southeast Florida." 

Al Fbesoo. 


Editor Forest ami Stream: 

Last August I noticed, while standing just at dusk on» 
evening on the elevated grade of the P. F. W. & C. R, R., 
in the southwest portion of this city, a flock of quail fly out 
of a small tract of woods quickly across an open Held and 
drop down into a couple of vacant lots in a thickly settled 
portion of the city. My intense curiosity at once prompted 
me to visit tbe spot. 

I found tbe two lots covered with a dense growth of cur- 
rant, raspberry and gooseberry bushes, also what appeared 
to he the remnant of a neglected osage orange hedge. 1 was 
interested enough in this singular custom, as it. proved to be of 
these cunning birds, and made an especial effort to note their 
mode of arrival, and here again was evinced a superior oider 
of intelligence as they came iu from different points of the 
compass, but almost "invariably at the same time, just oefora 

The flock when 1 first saw them numbered eleven, and 
this number remained unbroken for some weeks, when it 
was reduced to nine, and again, losing three more, stood at 
six, which was the number when I In st saw them. 

It seems like a sense of the keenest instinct for them to 
select this thorny and almost impenetrable thicket, for their 
nightly resting place, as this section of the city is literally 
infested with cats, to which, however, 1 never charged the 
decimation of my little flock, but felt it duo, like their final 
destruction, to wiug shots aud other natural causes. 

FoiiT Wiwt, lad., July Si, IWif. PORJH», 



[August 10, 1882. 

Thb Feathered Songsters.— Minneapolis, Minn., June 
22, 1889.— Tfyi dated of thtJir arrival this year in Minnesota. 
Some interesting data. Dr E. Lyman Hood lias now com- 
pleted Ins list. Of the 740 species known to North America 
about 200 have thus far been found within the limits of 
Minnesota. The present season has been a peculiar one in 
regard to the movements of birds, The first corners came 
earlier than last year, although the birds on an average, 
taking the entire migration, were a week later. For In- 
stance, he noted in 1878 the arrival of the crow January 2fc); 
ill 1S79, March 1; 1880, February 24; last year, March 10, 
more than a mouth later than this Spring, In the latter part 
of April cold north winds prevailed for two weeks, and the 
iflgMa were cloudy, Nearly all the birds migrate at night. 
Examining the list we Jiud that from April 10 to 24 not a 
single species arrived, a very marked result. All nature 
was backward. Progs were first heard March 31, aud moths 
seen April I. Camberwell beauty, red admiral and daisy 
were out earliest. Butterflies and insects were two weeks 
late in coming out of winter quarters. Anemone, hepalica, 
buttercup, blood root and yellow violet, are the first dowers 
of spriug, generally appearing in the order named. The 
date of the arrival of the different birds ho reports 
to have been as follow*: February 10, Crow; 2 1st. ' red- 
shouldered hawk. March 4, mallards; 11th, sparrow, 
hawk; 16th, red-tailed hawk, teal; 26th, robin; 27th, 
tree sparrow; 38th, bluebird, kildees; 2i)lh, meadow lark, 
geese,- 30th, purple gr&Cfcle, April 1, red-wing blackird, 
purple martin, rusty crackle, 2d. wood pewee; 3d, king- 
fisher; 4th. yellow-shafted woodpecker, fox sparrow, 6th, 
white-bellied swallow, Wilson's snipe, chewiuk; 8th, purple 
finch, chimney swallow, yellow-rump warbler; 10th, dove, 
loon; 34th. chipping sparrow, sand-hill crane, clitl or cave 
swallow; 26th. night-hawk, loggerhead shrike. May 1, 
white-throated sparrow; 2d, brown thrush; 5th, bog-winged 
bunlins, golden-crowned thrush, kingbird, marsh tern, whip- 
poorwill, bank swallow; 7th, house wren, Baltimore oriole, 
bittern; 8th, black poll warbler, kinglet; Dili, catbird, red 
start, orchard oriole, lOih, rose-breasted grosbeak, many 
Species of warblers, red-eyed vireo. grebe or dadehiek; llth, 
bobolink, turkey buzzard, black-billed cuckoo; 12th, Mary- 
land yellow throat; 17th, humming bird, yellow bird; 18th, 
vireos; 81st, great- crested flycatcher, scarlet tanager. — 
John D O. Knapp. 

Roostbb ant. <_to.\li:,-us.— Johnson ia., July 39. — Ab I 
get so many interesting items iu natural history from 
Forest and Stueam, I will lay before its renders an in- 
tauce that occurred on my own place here. A goose, after 
hatching all the eggs but three, left her nest. These three 
trtc put uuder a hen and in a few days two goslings 
were hatched, the other egg being spoiled." She COOK care 
of them for about a month, when she was accidentally 
killed. A rooster then took charge of them, calling them 
and scratching fur thein as if they were chickens, ami In- 
takes them into the hen-house every night and goes about 
with them ail day. Thev are nearly as large as he is, but he 
still attends to them. -Old PoQY, 

That Florida Snake.— Washington, I). C, Aug. 4, 
1882.— Etlit-r FotmI ami StrMlft: The curious snake "your 
correspondent "S." writes about which he has seen in 
Florida is Mint amfioridana. Could he not send some liv- 
ing specimens to the National Museum, Washington, D. C. ? 
—II. C. Vakrow, t'urator Department of Keptiles, National 


Ed-tor Forest and S!i;n,„: 

I don't full}' believe the "Scribe'' is in mortal earnestness 
in his little assault on Forest and Stream and the "King- 
fisher," but 1 am satisfied for one that you will not heed his 
"protest against your arbitrary rule of excluding from the 
columns of your interesting journal all reference to the use 
of beverages of an exhilarating nature in narrations of hunt- 
ing 01 Sailing adventure." 

The rule is an excellent one; its influence is good. It com- 
mends itself to .•very man who has had the misfortune to see 
men. some at them not addicted to drink, get •'biliu' " drunk 
in camp, forsooth because they were away from home and 
under the influence of so-called jolly fellows. 

Among the few disagreeable recollections of my camp life 
are. disasters and misadventures that have grown" out of the 
use of "beverages of an exhilarating nature. " 1 do not deem 
them necessary under any emnmsiances; at all eveuts they 
do harm fifty times .■ bti ire I tl' v .-..aye a good purpose once. 
I have spent six months at a time hunting and ashing in the 
mountains of Colorado, sleeping on the ground, encounter- 
ing storms, snow and ice, and never bad use for a drop of 
exhilarating beverage And we had lots of fun, too, hilarious 
times that will never be forgotten, days that were not marred 
by a drunk, nor an accidtnt, nor a disturbance, not. even a 
misunderstanding among ourselves or with the. various char- 
acters we met. 

FouiisT and Stream is solid in the position, and ••Scribe" 
is on the wrong side of Klrina, 

Let me add that "Kingfisher's adventures" arc admirably 
told, and interesting from one to eight, and have had the 
' I ion, Babe will deem it, of being read aloud in at 
least one household, and thoroughly enjoyed from the old 
ones down to the enthusiastic angler at the foot. J. C. B. 

["The Scribe's" note should not be taken uoo seriously. It 
was not intended as a criticism of the tfoRBBT and Stream, 
so much as a good-humored 'joke" on "Kingfisher," which 
"The Scribe" told us would he appreciated by "the rest of the 
party. 'Bro. R.." "Sloan," "The .Editor," and "Kingfisher" 
himself. The propriety or impropriety of the use of bever- 
ages in the held i, not a question demanding discussion in 
these columns. We may add that "Kingfisher's" delightful 
letters have won many compliments from all around. — Ed.] 

ptaia. 1 

books in II 
book." But 
or Disraeli v 

uViiioisus,"- ByOliv 

r Thurston, Philadel- 

•ansylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware 
isUuduieon inj ml form bj the Globe Print- 
1 - • ils. The pomphlot also eon- 
e Vi est Jersey Same ProtecttvaSoeiety. 

. , e© compUmanted Qaaea Vic- 
.1 -aying: --There are only three 
ia ;;n,li,, sa-i'.-esp-eu-o, and your Maj.r-ty'i:; 
Wheels." fi.r !•■.<!, haduotthen been pn uliFiln'jil, 
made it four instead of three. 
I A Thachcr," comprising a complete manual 

'ill r; ,ii, I or...:-,, a ring lirilr, juiieirtr anil lh,h.-!F. 

bug .i" I ir.r.i.". . ' mi tl ii -liens for preserving 
'—• and a number of valuable receipts, Bv 

Open Seasons.— See table of open seasons for game, and -fish 
n issue of July 20. ' 



Alabama— Dovee. 

California— Deer, doves. 

Dakota— (Aug. 15, grouse, quail, 
snipe, em-lew, plover). 

Delaware— Woodcock. 

District of Columbia— Woodcock, 
ruffed grouse; (Aug. 15, deer). 

Georgia— Wild turkey, quail, deer. 

Idaho— Sharp-tail aud pinnated 
grouse, door, mountain sheep 
and goat, elk, antelope, buffalo. 

Illinois-Woodcock; (Aug. 15, wild- 
fowl, pinnated grouse). 

Indiana- -Woodcock. 

Town -Woodcock; (Aug. 15, wild- 
fowl, pinnated grouse). 

Keieueky -Woodcock. 

.On -:i ilj.'F- IS' iff' 

Maine— Plover. 

Maryland — Woodcock ; (Aug, 15, 

ruffed grouso). 
JhisFiaehusrtts — Woodcock, doves. 

Ml ue-.,r,i Woodcock. 

Missouri — Woodcock, plover, mea- 
dow lark, dove; (Aug. 15, pin- 
nated grouse), 

Montana— Fool hen, grouse, ptar- 
mlpran; (Aug. 10, buffalo, elk, 
antelope, mountain sheep and 
goat, mooso, wildfowl). 

XelFi-inkn- (Aug. ifl, grouse). 

Nevada — Elk, antelope, mountain 
sheep and goat, sage grouse; 
(Aug. 14, deer). 
tW For exceptions, local laws, etc., see Fohest 

ule "B," issue of July 20, page 489. 

New Brunswick— Woodcock, wild- 
fowl, sntpo. 

New Hampshire— Woodcock, plo- 
ver, wildfowl, raft. 

New Jersey— (Aug. 25, reed birds). 

New York — Woodcock (except 
Dutchess, Herkimer and Oneida 
cos.), squirrels, deer. (Hounding 
season opens Aug. 15; forbidden 


Oregon— Grouse, wildfowl. 
Ontario — Woodcock; (Aug. 15, 
wildfowl, snipe). 

I'rnil-,. Ir.'Uir.i lYVi.iil.virlF. 

Rhode Island— Woodcock, plover. 

Texas— Deer, pinnated grouse. 

Utah— Elk, deer, antelope, moun- 
tain sheep; (Aug. 15, grouse, 
quail, wildfowl). 

Virginian-Huffed grouse,woodcock 

Washington Territory— (Aug. 15, 
deer, elk, antelopa, mountain 
sheep, grouse). 

Wisconsin -Woodcock; (Aug. 15, 
grouse, quail). 

Wyoming - Buffalo, cite, antelope, 
rui.uiiii.iin sheepand goat, deer, 
ptariuig'iu; pinnated, sage and 
sharp foil grouse-; (Aug. UV.ruffed 
grouse, wildfowl, plover, curlew, 

Stream Sched 



MY last letter was -written somewhat carelessly, I am 
sorry to admit, from that, lovely summer land winch 
lies west of the Blue Ridge of mountains, in the State of 
North Carolina. 8o soon as the inhabitant of the regions 
which have an altitude above tide water of not more than 
six or seven hundred feet enters the section to which I refer. 
he. feels that he ia breathing a purer and more invigorating 
atmosphere, and after a sojourn of a few day* or weeks there 
is an elasticity of body and mind which makes him almost 
think himself young again. If a lover of Nature, he is en- 
tranced with the grand scenery which is spread before him, 
or the sparkling waters which* ripple gladly at his feet, and 
in whose melody he finds repose for his wearied body. In 
case he is a disciple of Izank Walton, and has the physical 
endurance to gratify his desires, he can take his rod (hut no 
reel), thread his way up the clear, cold streams which have 
just buret forth from their birthplace in the rocks, and 
in their crystal pools find abundance of those agile little 
tishes which test the angler's skill, aud in whose flesh he 
fluds "sweet solace after all his toils." And then, the 
"cheerful supper done," the pipe tilled with choicest, moun- 
tain tobacco, unadulterated with New England rum ortongua 
beans, and its fragrant odors enjoyed, one can "wrap thc- 
drapcry of his couch about him," supplemented with a pair 
of good blankets, and "lie down to pleasant dreams," and a. 
soft, refreshing sleep which cool air and a tired body only 
can bring to the human frame. 

In my former letter liom that delightful country I 
attempted to give a faint description of the majestic moun- 
tains, lovely valleys and limpid streams which are its dis- 
tinguishing characteristics. I feel that I am incapable of 
doing justice to the subject, and that a full delineation of all 
the attractive features requires a pen more graceful and 
graphic than any which I can wield, it is, perhaps, best, 
therefore, that I content myself with saying to the readers of 
the Forest and Stream that, if they want mountain views 
of surpassing grandeur, energizing* atmosphere, cool and 
beautiful waters, or the joys of the fishing rod, there are 
hundreds of places of easy" access in the counties of this 
State lying west of the Blue Ridge which will afford them 
all the gratification they may reasonably demand. In Sep- 
tember, October and November, 1 am told by those whose 
veracity I cannot question, a hardy sportsman, quick and 
accurate as a "shot," can get as many ruffed grouse as he 
wishes, and vary his enjoyment by filling his bag with quail. 
Besides these pleasures he can, if expert in that line, hav< 
roast wild turkey for dinner and delicious venison steak for 
breakfast. If he can tolerate rougher sport he may succ 
in enlarging his hill of fare by an occasional dish of broiled 
bear, that animal being frequently found in the wild and 
almost impenetrable balsam thickets which cover the sides 
and tops of the highest mountains. It is my purpose to visit 
that section again before many weeks, accompanied by a 
few friends, and see if we cannot live upon the "fat of the 
woods," gained by our own prowess, with our own breech- 
loading shotguns. If 1 have that pleasure 1 will endeavor to 
give your reader* a description of our success, striving to 
avoid all extravagance of idea or expression, and td repre- 
sent truly what took place. 

Just here I must be permitted to animadvert upon the 
habit of some uien who claim to be sportsmen, and some, 
too, who really are, to indulge in extravagance as to their 
exploits. I cannot say that tne fraternity is more given to 
hyperbole than any other class — for I should dislike, exceed- 
ingly, to admit that all men who are fond of field or water 
sports are in immediate danger of learning how to— err in 
their narration of facts. One thing, however, is certain ; 
now aud then one is to be found who, to say the least, is a 
very poor judge of distance, aud is otherwise inexplicably 
blinded. During my recent visit to the mountains I met a 
well-dresaed man, the agent of an insurance company, who 
had all the volubility of tongue which nncharitable individ- 
uals say is essential to success in that, calling. According 
to his own account of himself he had great experience in 
shooting on the wing or on the run, and had brought down 
i buck at long range with his trusty ten-bore. He had never 
shot at glass balls or clay pigeons, so-called, but had been 
so successful at quail and ducks that, he entertained no doubt, 
of his ability to shiver them at nearly every shot. Inasmuch 
as 1 was at the head of a "scrub" team and one of my uien 
was likely to be absent that day, I was on the eve of inviting 
the mutual insurer to give us a policy by joining us for the 
occasion, and would have done so but for tie fact that his 
tongue was so oleaginous it never stopped its ceaseless roll, 

and I could not make the tender. In the course of his in- 
terminable talk he described the charges used by him for 
different kinds of game, aud stated that lie used No. 12 shot 
for quail all the season. No. 10 for ducks and No. 8 for 

Of course, after this, I had grave doubts whether the fellow 
had ever shot at a duck or had the slightest idea of the size of 
a shot or the calibre of a gun, aud was glad he had given mo 
no opportunity to ask him to become a member of the team. 
With the aid of a delicate punch in the side, I managed to 
dam up his lingual stream sufficiently long to express the 
doubt whether it was possible to send No. 8 shot with such 
force as to make a buck simply drop his tail if over thirty- 
live yards from the shooter. Now, Messrs. Editors, do you 
wonder that after such extravagant and senseless talk 1 had 
no confidence in the capacity of the insurance agent, either 
as a marksman or as a man whose statements upon any sub- 
ject was entitled to implicit belief? So, having none, I pre- 
ferred to substitute anybody else in the place of the missing 
miFin. The truth is, when any one alleges, in my presence, 
that with shot from No. 7 to No. 10 in size, he kills game, 
except accidentally, at from seventy yards and above, I am 
compelled to entertain an apprehension that he is indulging 
in gas, or has inaccurate ideas of distance. A very light 
pellet cannot acquire by any propulsive force much mo- 
mentum, or rather maintain it after it has passed the space 
of fifty yards. So, therefore, when birds are fully grown 
and Uy with rapidity, it is far safer to use shot not less in 
size than No. 8, and he who expects to eat venison will 
surely die of starvation if he depends upon shot smaller than 
No. 3 buck. In one barrel I use eighteen No. 3, and in the 
otner twelve No. 1, when I shoot a twelve-bore gun for deer. 
These, with three drams of good gunpowder. No 3 grain, 
will go hard enough to reach the vitals of the largest buck, 
at any distance when there is a reasonable prospect of hitting 
him in a mortal part of the body. So much for that. 

A few days ago, I had an invitation from H. G. Ewarl, 
Esq., of Henlersonville, in this State, to attend a glass-ball 
and pigeon shooting at that place, on the 15th, 16th and 17th 
of August, given under the auspices of their club. The lo- 
cation is one of the most pleasant summer spots on the con- 
tinent, having an altitude of about 2,500 feet and is access- 
ible by rail. Persons desiring to attend go by way of Spar- 
tanburg, S. O, from which point there is a railroad crossing 
the Blue Ridge at the Saluda Gap, aud at present completed 
to Henderson ville, Asheville being the contemplated term- 
inus. The grounds of the. club are very eligible, and I 
doubt uot, all persona who choose to be present, will find 
ample accommodations and have a pleasant time. Alter the 
"tournament" is over, those who choose to remain p| easily 
procure the kind offices of the local sportsmen, and indulge 
m the pastime of taking the mountain trout in the head 
waters of the French Broad, or have good sport after the 
ruffed grouse, the young broods of which at that tine will 
be large enough for pursuit. At all events, it will afford a 
delightful retreat for ail who wish to renew their bodily 
vigor, and restore the mind, enervated by the heat and dust 
of crowded cities and lower elevations. Possibly, some of 
the readers of the Fof.est and Stueam may choose to visit 
what is to them an "unknown land;" and if so I can assure 
them that, they will find a splendid climate, cool and pure 
water, lovely mountain scenery, and a plain but worthy 
people, whose good sense and gentlemanly courtesy will 
make, valuable friends. Many a sportsman has had trouble 
simply because he failed to exercise common prudence and 
decent breeding, who would have had none if he had ob- 
served these essential proprieties. The rights of any land- 
holder, whatever the nature of his tenancy, must always be 
respected, aud his permission obtained before going upon 
his domain. It is rarely the case th§t this Is refused, if ihe 
proper steps to obtavn it have been taken by the party desir- 

Prom all I can learn, the prospect for abundance of small 
game during the coming season is excellent. The Bmall 
grain crops were generally very large, and the breadth de- 
voted to the crop was unusually large in the central counties 
of the State. Abundant rains after the harvesting have pro- 
duced, aud will produce, a luxuriant growth of the ragweed 
and grasses, which will afford cover and food for the birds. 
It is my opinion, therefore, that the association, which is to 
have its "trials" at and near High Point in November, will 
experience no difficulty in findim: quail in sufficient num- 
bers to let all dogs show the "stuff" of which they are made, 
and give their owners an opportunity of demonstrating 
whether their capacities are commensurate with those of 
their trained canines. I beg to suggest that it is barely pos- 
sible they might rind a few farmers iu the neighborhood of 
that locality who, with a rickety old gun whose original cost 
did not exceed thirty dollars, could go into the field with the 
most expert visitor, and coae back with an equal number of 
Bob Whites, and no greater use of powder and lead. In- 
deed, 1 am not sure that they would not be overmatched. 
The successful glass ball or trap shooter is not necessarily 
superior when he comes down to game which flies from an 
uulookod for spot and takes a Hue of flight not known to 
the ordinary laws of motion. It is my purpose to try to see 
the performance of the blooded dogs which will be there; 
but as I am not a member of the association, of course I can 
take no part in the exercises except as a "mere looker-on in 
Venice. It may be that I can have the pleasure, after the 
"field trials" are over, of inviting one or more of owners of 
the best of the Laveracks or Llewcllins or red Irish or blue 
beltons to join me in a genuine trial of skill, not many miles 
from the locus of the exhibition, in which I and my compan- 
ions will use not larger than twelve-bore guns, weighing seven 
pounds, nor heavier charges than 2Jdrs. of gunpowder and 
one ounce of No. 8 or 9 shot. 

In that event 1 think we should be able after our trials to 
discuss in a friendly way a square meal of our trophies, 
cooked with the entrails taken out— Iot, with all respect, I 
have never been able to see what peculiar delicacy of flavor 
could be imparted to the Jlesh of any animal bv the contents 
Of its intestines. It may be that my taste is 'uneducated— 
but I cannot envy that of any man, whether natural or ac- 
quired, which leads him to prefer the flavor given by chyle, 
or half digested or fully digested food, or last, but not least 
decided, iu their odorous exhalations, the fceccs which fill the 
lower intestinal canals. " He guslibus win at dmpukmiiwm-" 
is a familiar maxim — but I speak for myself only, when I 
sty that I want none of the odors of — in my pottage, and 
earnestly desire that "Procul, O promt esk, prufuni" shall be 
observed by my cook when he comes to prepare anything for 
the delectation of my palate. To a certain extent 1 know the 
food taken into the stomach affects the taste of the flesh of 
the animal when slaughtered and cooked— but I confess that 
the natural impartation is all which I desire, and I prefer to 
avoid the additional quantity which is injected by the opera- 

Auawre 10, 1882.] 



tion of heat. Still I quarrel with no man ahout his taste (not 
even the Esquimaux, Indian nor the African of tlieUppvr Nile) 
but only say that 1 prefer my food to be the flesh ot bird or 
the beast. "After this episode 1 hep: to express the sincere 
wish that the sportsmen who meet at High Point in .Novem- 
ber may have a "royal good time," and abundant reason for 
being satisfied with the abundance of game and the behavior 
of their dogs. Wells. 

Ellehbe Speinos, Richmond County, July !J7, 1882. 


CROSSING the plains twen ty years ago with the long 
tiains of prairie "schooners"' "drawn by mules or oxen, 
which at that date was (he chief means of communication 
with the far West, was, as your readers are aware, very 
different from the rapid transit by the palace or Pullman 
cars of to-day; and although generally very tedious and 
monotonous it nevertheless occasionally" furnished romantic, 
exciting or dangerous episodes, thai ever afterward were 
regarded by those participating as some of the most, thrilling 
events of their lives. 

It was in the summer of 1862 that the writer found him- 
self acting in the capacity of hunter for a wagon train sent 
out by the firm of Irving & Jacknu.n, of Leavenworth, 
Kan., who had a contract from government to supply some 
of the frontier forts with provisions. Our train, consisting 
of twelve wagons, each drawn by six yokes of oxen, wa.s 
loaded with bacon for Camp Douglass, located a mile or so 
north of great Salt Lake City. 

Nothing of special Interest occurred IiniU we had passed 
Fort Laramie. Antelope and small hands of buffalo (usually 
old bulls) were fairly plentiful, and furnished a welcome 
addition to our daily rations of biscuit and bacon, until we 
reached a spur of the Bla,ek Hills, through which meander 
three tributaries of the North Platte, known as Wagon 
Hound, Deer Creek and La Bonte. Those were about a 
day's drive apart, and on the evening f the 21st of August 
we made our encampment on the banks of the latter stream. 
The cattle were feeding, under the care of the night herder*, 
in a small meadow a short d stance below us on the stream. 
the opposite bank of which had a dense thicket of tall 
willows, interspersed here and there with cottonwoods. 

The remainder of the trainmen wore gathered around the 
camp-fire, smoking, and lounging after the evening's meal, 
when sudden commotion amongst the cattle, followed in- 
stantly by the sound of hoofs and the clashing of horns an- 
nounced in unmistakable tones that a stampede had began. 
The two night herders who were on foot soon came ta the 
Are, stating that a large animal, which, in the darkness, they 
had mistaken for one. of the oxen, had ascended the bank of 
the stream; but ou approaching it to drive it into the herd it 
had turned and with a snort and bound decidedly unboTine 
in its character, had disappeared almost before they had dis- 
covered their error. The wagonmaster and assistant in- 
stantly mounted their horses, and struck out in the darkness 
in the" direction the fugitives were supposed to have taken, 
while the remainder of the trainmen, after canvassing the 
matter for an hour or more, retired to their blankets. Early 
the next morning a number of us hastened to the river bank 
to endeavor to solve the mystery, when the tracks of a bear, 
so large that they were immediately pronounced by the old 
plainsmen to be that of a grizzly, were to be plainly seen in 
the moist sand, near the half-decayed carcass of an ox 
upon which he had evidently been feeding. The eattlehad 
not yet returned, and hastening back to the wagons, the writer 
and one of the trainmen, a strapping Mbsouriau named Jim 
Jones, made hasty preparations to pursue the midnight for- 
ager. 1 carried a short but heavy 44-calibre. rifle, and a 
Colt's dragoon revolver;, and Jones loaded up a large smooth- 
bore musket with as heavy a charge of slugs as he thought 
consistent, with personal safety; and we both struck the trail 
with all the eagerness of two fools wholly intent, upon Sport 
and knowing nothing of the formidable character of the 
brute they were pursuing. 

The bear had taken down the river and, where the. willow 
thickets were broken by open prairie, walked along in the 
Band under the bank and near the water's edge, but upon 
reaching the thickets it invariably left the stream and passed 
through them, although still following the same course with 
the river. In such wises one of us went around the thickets, 
which were usually from five to ten acres in extent, and the 
other followed '.he trail through, which was easily done, as 
they were so thick as to be almost impenetrable except by 
the trails that had been beaten through them by wild animals. 

About three miles ' below the camp the trail entered 
thicket larger and if possible more dense than any we had 
passed through, and it appeared so difficult that we con- 
cluded to pass around to the lower end and take up the trail 
there if it became apparent that he had gone beyond. The clos- 
est scrutiny, however, failed to find any fresh tracks of the big 
bear leaving tie thicket, and we. therefore, felt sure that he 
was near at hand. As there was no prospect of ousting him 
by remaining outside, we determined to enter by different 
trails, and if either succeeded in locating him to inform the 
other by a law whistle and wait for reinforcements before 
commencing hostilities. It is hardly necessary to say that a 
more foolish or impracticable plan could hardly have been 
devised, but as neither of us had ever seen a bear in his 
native wilds — to say nothing of shooting one— it may not be 
surprising that we could uot think of a more feasible cam- 

With rifle cocked, 1 entered the thicket, stooping almost 
double beneath the willows that interlaced in a heavy arch 
not four feet from the. ground, while my companion did 
the same about fifty yards to my right. Slowly and cau- 
tiously I forced my way along, straining my eyes to discover 
the first sign that would indicate the presence of our for- 
midable antagonist, and nattering myAelf that. 1 was uot 
only conducting the Operation after the most approved 
method, but that any disastrous surprise was impossible, 
until I had penetrated nearly to the heart of the thickest 
part, when, with a savage growl, the bear arose upon his 
hind feet, from a large hole scooped in the sand and com- 
pletely hidden by willows, not ten feet to ray right, and 
"jumped" me with the quickness of thought. So rapid were 
his movements, and so vigorous the onslaught, that 1 seemed 
to have hardly comprehended the situation before I was 
hurled backward with irresistible fury, the bear aiming a 
stroke at my face with one of his huge fore paws, the nails 
<of which were longer than my ringers. Fortunately, 1 was 
falling so fast that it failed to reach its intended destination, 
its Spent force reaching my arm, each nail drawing blood 
froui elbow to wrist and stripping into ribbons the sleeves of 
my hickory *hirt. Lying helpless upon my back, my re- 
volvers buritW in the sand beneath me and my rifle crosswise 
between us. Iki haying followed up the attack so cloBdy that 

it could not be used, I endeavored to keep him off with my 
feet. He paid no attention to these, however, and closing 
with me, made another pass at my head. His paw struck 

I lie 
.1 ,w 

its Ei 

his ja- 

rel i 

. between the two bands, and glancing 
zle was violently forced downward, spent 
e hinnlessly upon the ground. 

- i 8l ''! failure, he seized the elongated stock in his 
nd 1 heard it crack and splinter like" a rotten stick in 
a. Taking instant advantage of this, I endeavored 
to release my revolver with my left naud, still holding to the 
rifle with my right, but at the first motion I made at my hip 
the bear let go his hold upon the gnu and fastenened upon 
my thigh, f felt his teeth sink into the flesh, but no pain 
followed it, and raising partly to a sitting position I struck 
him as violent a blow upon the nose as iny awkward situa- 
tion would admit of. Impotent as was the effort, it 
;ffected the desired result; the bear drew back with a snarl, 
and wheeling around with head clise to the ground, he for 
the first time since the attack placed sufficient distance be- 
tween us to enable me to get the muzzle of my rifle against 
hiB body and pulled the trigger at my side. 

His head was partly turned from me aa I fired, I saw the 

hair raised as it was burned or blown away where the bullet 

entered. He gave a great bound forward and went crashing 

through the brush, out of sight at the second jump. My 

astonishment at this unexpected turn in affairs was hardly 

ded by my delight, for by this time I had entirely 

1 hankering after Bear meat, and springing to my feet 

iv my revolver, expecting his immediate return. My 

i -,'ireds, and ol a pair of new overalls with which 

thing remained but a strip about a foot 

id i 



years ago gave a very pleasant 
sight. Pine Creek, a considera 
Blue Lake and Cameron's Lata 
ducks feeding in their waters. 
The miles of Mississippi bolt' 
and snipe shooting. Probably 

ecount of a duck shoot, is in 
le stream, flows into the lake. 
are just, in sight with many 
Mallards are nearly grown. 
in lands fm'uish woodcock 
d baas, pike and 

pickerel have been lauded by '"'the boys" within sight of the 

hotel veranda to-day. Hon." Daniel Cameron, f'i-h C mis 

sioner of the First District resides here, and will throw wide 
hospitable doors to the lovers of the gentle craft. 

We are at the termini of three railroads lending North, 
South and West, and lastly, but not least to a sportsman, a 
good hotel, the La Crescent, House, just opened, with land- 
lord Kirwan behind the desk, knowing just how to take care 
of a tired aportsman and hk dog, and lo put them on the best 
line for game. Parties so wishing could get a man with his 
dog, knowing every mile of prairie between here and Fair- 
mont, to pilot them through, or show thorn birds at any in- 
termediate station. 

The writer designs driving through with camp equipage 
and to get a shot at the birds en route. 

The L. M. R. R. passenger leaves here after breakfast and 
arrives at Fairmont iu time for an early supper. 

No more desirable location for a sportsman can be found 
i which to pass a few pleasant days. X. 

LACBB9CENT, Minn., Aug. 3, 1S3:. 

[See notes ou the prairie, chicken trials in another column.] 

running in a stream down my leg from my 
thigh, and was bubbling over the top of my shoe* I stood "a 
moment or two in anxious expectation, seeing nothing, but 
hearing now and then a strange though faint choking noise 
in the direction taken by the bear, and then began to load 
my rifle as fast a.s 1 was able. While forcing down the bul- 
let my comrade made his appearance, hehadheard the growl 
and first rush of the bear but was unable to reach me direct, 
being obliged to return and enter by the trail I had followed. 
Forcing our way through the brush, we soon came upon 
large spatters of blood, which led us to where the bear was 
lying. By stooping close to the ground where the foliage 
"as thin we could see a short distance ahead, and as soon 
! we made out his position w r e both dropped to our knees 
and fired. No noise nor motion, however, followed the dis- 
charge, and we found him already dead, the first bullet 
having passed diagonally through nearly the whole length 
of his body, tearing a frightful hole in his lungs and other 
portions of the intestines. 

fter a very brief examination of the hideous brute, ter- 
rific even in death, we returned to the bank of the stream 
where I endeavored to staunch the flow of blood while my 
companion hastened back to camp for assistance. In an 
hour he returned with a saddle mule. 

The next two weeks found me confined strictly to a couch 
in the baggage, wagon where after the ample time afforded 
me for reflection, I wa3 obliged to confess that those few 
moments spent in that willow thicket had given my educa- 
tion in that particuly department of backwoods recreation a 
more elaborate finish than all the happy hours I had spent 
over the pages of Kit Carson, or Grizzly Adams. 

Fobkbd Deer. 
San Francisco, California. 


I see in Forest and Stream received yesterday that you 
ask for the prospects of prairie chickens. I must say 
that for the last nine years I have never seen such good 
prospects as there are this season. Tho birds hatched out 
early and well, and the youug birds are more than half 
grown now; in fact, I saw a covey to-day which, when I 
started them, must have flown one hundred yards, and if 
they are only left alone until our season opens (a month to- 
day), we may look for good sport. A few weeks ago I was 
in Minnesota, and from what I could learn birds were as 
plentiful there as here. I quite agree with your letter in 
last paper about the game laws. We have good laws, but 
who is going to make disturbances, etc., with neighbors and 
friends by informing against them? It is too personal a 
matter for one or two men to take in hand, and regular game 
constables ought to be appointed in each town, and then 
the)' should appoint their deputies if they need any, and 
until that is done the game laws are almost "nil." 

R.ipc3e\vay, Iowa, July 18. 

As I am constantly receiving letters of inquiry in regard 
to the chicken shooting in this section, I will take the liberty 
of answering all through the medium of your valuable and 
widely read paper. The chickens have made an excellent 
crop the present season, and the game law is rigidly en- 
forced. Open season begius iu Iowa August 15, Minne- 
sota, September 1. The northern portion of Kossuth 
count}' was a comparative wilderness until the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railroad built north from Algona into Min- 
nesota some six mouths ago. That section never having been 
shot over, is literally alive wdth chickens, and the lakes 
along the State line with geese and ducks. To reach that 
section take the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad via. 
Clinton, Cedar Rapids, Tama City and Algona to Bancroft, 
twenty miles north of Algona, and sixteen south of the 
Minnesota line. Shoot this section over from August 15 to 
September 1, then cross the line into Minnesota and at- 
tend the National American Kennel Club field trials at 
Fairmont September 4, only twenty-five milea distant from 
Bancroft. Accommodations can be had at Bancroft or with 
farmer,;, or you can try the tent and skillet. A. A. Call. 

A_lgona, Iowa. for "game notes." The prospect for game were 
never better throughout Southern Minnesota. Chickens are 
abundant further west, we havea few here; quail are whistl- 
ing in every direction. The writer of this was awakened 
three mornings last month with "Kirk White" being loudly 
whistled from the roof tree of his house. From my own 
premises more than twenty flocks of ducks were seen 
to-day, some not yet grown. Quite a number of fair bags of 
woodcock have been made since the season opened. The 
woods are full of rabbits, and young ruffed grouse are seeu 
every day, and why is this not an excellent place for sports- 
men to come, rest and refresh themselves and get their dogs 
in form before the chicken season opens and the campaign 
at Fairmont'.' 

We. are just above the confluence of Root River with the 
Mississippi, Target Lake, on which a writer in Marper'e some 

You ask your Western readers to tell of the prairie chicken 
prospects. They are plenty here. There are a boy and gun 
ready for every chicken within ten miles, In fact they are 
buying powder and shot now to shoot hauko and snipe, as 
the chickens will not be ripe for a month yet. I do not 
know what else they are going to do with the powder and 
shot. I would like to have your Western readers to treat 
the members of the Kitty Hawk Club and .all others of the 
same stamp, when they come West after chickens and oilier 
game, the same as they would treat a Western man if he 
would appear with dog and gun on their ground (of two or 
three hundred miles in length)— that, is, order them off, or 
have them arrested or fined, as they say they will do if a 
stranger goes on their ground. If buying up a few hundred 
miles of the shooting grounds by a few for their own shoot- 
ing is uot a monopoly, what is it? Jacik Sjhipe. 

Vail, la., July 17. 

There is no doubt that prairie chickens are unusually 
abundant in Nebraska this year. Everything is abundant and 
the crops marvelous. Ponds are full of water and we antici- 
pate excellent fall goose, and duck shooting. Quail are heard 
on every hand. Burr H. Polk. 

Lincoln, Neb., July 81. 


LAST October a party of four, including the writer, rigged 
up a wagon with a cover, and putting in bedding, boat 
and camp utensils, started for this lake, distant twelve miles 
south of this city. We went for duck shooting and spearing 
fish for which this lake is noted. This lake, or more properly 
a bayou of the Missouri River, is in fact a relic of the 
old bed of the river. It is two miles long and one wide, and 
has a dense grow T th of flags and marsh grass. But there are 
many open spaces of wafer. The flags completely conceal 
the boat and the shooter, thus affording the best of shootiug 
morning and evening. Bass, pickerel, pike and catfish are 
abundant, and hundreds are caught by the trawl net. A 
party of three shipped six hundred pounds the morning we 
arrived. Thousands of ducks in spring and fall find excellent 
feeding ground here, and good shooting is found after the 
sloughs and small streams are frozen over. The birds will 
not be driven away. 

We killed as many as we and our friends could use for 
many days; more than this we did not care for. Wo spent 
two days' and nights on this lake, days and nights we will 
remember for years. We secured eight varieties of birds, 
viz., mallard, gray duck, blue and greenwing teal, broadbill, 
woodduck; bluebill and readhead. We saw but few geese 
here; but they are found in large numbers along the river 
bars, and this kind of shooting was better this year than 

In my twenty years' shooting I never saw so many coots 
{Fu.liea amerkuma) as here. The water was black in places 
with thorn; and when they took to win," it was not unlike a 
wind storm. They are not used for food here, although I 
have been told that some of the natives eat them. We 
always found clucks feeding with them, either broadbills or 
redheads. Owing to previous hard rains that diicolored the 
water, our spearing was a faihue, although we procured 
enough hsh for our own needs in camp. One of the party 
killed a solitary jack snipe, the only one wo saw during our 

Excellent camping places are found anywhere around the 
lake, as high bluffs 100 feet high skirt the north and east, 
broken by ravines, which afford plenty of good spring water 
and an abundance of wood for camp fires. Corn can be 
bought near for teams. No hotels nearer than twelve miles. 
A few wild turkeys are found iu the timber back of the 
lake; hut it is the roughest country in the State, to travel 
over, so he who hunts them will have all the exercise he 
wants. Plenty of quail and squirrels are found, but no 
ruffed grouse." Andy Moore, of our party, secured a bald 
eagle (ff. iuwnqjhulun), and has it mounted. Measured six 
feet from tip to tip, and was a male in full plumage. It 
now adorns a leading hardware store iu town. We intend 
to visit this place atrain this fall, and anticipate a glorious 
time. W- H. R. 

Ulenwooii, Iowa. 

Bear Oil for Rheumatism. — Rangelcy , Me. , July ;!1 . — As 
James Spaulding was mowing near a piece of wood last 
Monday morning, he heard the waitings of a cub in the 
vicinity where Charles Sowle had a bear-trap, and surmising 
the cub to be in the trap proceeded with a club to despatch 
it. As he was in the act of dealing a blow the mother of the 
cub presented herself rattling her ivories and £ 
geanee. Then commenced a go-as-you-pleasi 
clearing, which was barely won by Spauldmg. 
he gave forth a series of shrieks that made eclic 
around, causing the neighboring haymakers 
with various weapons. On hearing Spaulding 
proceeded to the trap where mater familias 
her offspring. William Ellis got •'- 

irting yen- 
race to the 
As ho ran 
i for miles 
o assemble 
story they 
. guarding 
broadside shot and 

laid her" outT Spaulding had for a long time been crippled 
with rheumatism, but after the affair was over found him- 
self cured. Note.— Those afflicted with rheumatism are ad- 
vised to try this remedy.— Wahkujxd. 



[August 19, 1*88. 


ON the New Jersey coast a small number of the curlier 
returning shore birds are making their appearance, 
but not in quantities to show the greater flight of ■waders 
has arrived. A few short-billed curlew appeared the last of 
July, and some small flocks of brownbacks were seen pass- 
ing Long Beach, N. J., on the ocean sidn, the wind being 

that course. During the firttw 
the bay men look for an increased number, and say i 
shore birds will be a week or ten days later this 3 as they 
arrived from the South "behind" the ordinary time during 
the past sprins, and consequently the departure for their 
breeding grounds was delayed. ' Corson's and Town^end's 
Inlet, X. J., and thereabouts will be the best location for all 
varieties of bay birds. Last year great flocks frequented 
these shores almost unmolested. These localii 
much visited bv sports;aon as the points nearer summer 
watering places, but itwlll be found difficult to obtain good 
accommodations unless quarters are engaged at some farm- 
house, or a cruise is taken by boat, and a home made 

I hear of no better reports of woodcock shooting than I did 
early in the season. The birds have proven ;•< arce have been 
scattered all over the country and seven-tenths of those that 
were bagsred proved to be old birds. 

The crop of reed on the border of our river bids fair to be 
a large one this year, as it begins to show itself in a thick 

growth everywhere. Many of the new style of "Dinkey" or 
at-bottomed .skiffs built at Gloucester, X. -T.. will be in use 
for rail shooting next month, as if is claimed they can be 
pushed into shoaler wate. than the old clinker-built ones, and 
are much easier propelled by the poleman. I shall take the 
flisl opportunity that presents itself to make a trial of one, and 

iiud the present hot end dry spell that we are now having 
occurred earlier in July, the few woodcock we have hid 
would have been collected together in the moist places and 
more would have been found and killed. It is a blessing for 
the longbills it came late, as the birds hive commenced their 
moult and are now in the higher grounds. Homo. 

ia, Aug. 3. 


THE bear most common in Arizona is the "cinnamon," 
supposed to be a cro.^s between the grizzly of the Pacific 
coast and the black bear of the Mississippi. 

The mountain sheep, or as known among hunters "big horn," 
is found in the mountains from here north, and is in season 
during the winter. 

The California or top-knot quail is abundant in Arizona, 
and the number seems to be increasing with the harvests of 
grain. Before the settlemenl of the country they fed upon 
the mesquite bean, and the wild grass seeds of the country. 
The bob white quail are becoming more plentiful. 

Thesmdhill crane, geese, curfew,. snipe and rail appear 
after the rainy e main till spring. 

Of duck we have varieties the canvas back. teal, redhead, 
spoonbill, wood duck, milliard and widgeon. T 
the winter- seasoi is equal 1 . of any country. 

The turtle dove is .1 takes the place of the 

wild pigeon of the We* tesfor a pot dish. Tt is killed 

in season and out fit' season, the more shame to Ujc pot- 

The Syrian dove, about one-third the sizeof the turtle dove, 
appears here, but is scarcely ever killed. 

The wild mountain pigeon {Chirarahva) appears in the 
mountains in small quantities, and are about twice the size 
of the turtle dove, steel blue color, with scarlet neck. They 
feed on pine nuts, aco.ns. hackberries and wild cherries. 

The chapporal cock (pnysano. 1 1 capital), mad runner, 
and many other domestic names), is one of the rare birds of 
Arizona." Its rapid motions make it hard to hit, and a 
horseman cannot overt ik' one in the road. They ere the 
deadly enee and are consequently highly 

esteemed bv the na1 \ • 3. 

The cousar, or mountain lion, is yet abundant in the coun- 
try, and has proved very destructive to sheep, calves and 

It weighs from 75 to 100 pounds, and is sufficiently fero- 
cious to be dangerous. 

The silver gray fox can be found along the Gila Eiver, and, 
is chased by the Pima Indians. 

The red fox is also found on the mesas or foothills. 

Coyotes are the [ oying flocks 

and small game. They are disappearing rapidly before 
civilization and long-range guns. 

The wild turkey is found in the mountains, and is no 
doubt the indigenous American bird; the weight isfrc-quently 
25 pounds when fat in the winter season. They feed upon 
pine nuts, acorns, berries and grass seeds. 

The peer nrv or musk hog is vet frequently taken in the 
valleys and consumed for food; they weigh from 30 to £0 

The burro rabbit is abundant in Arizona, and for a fair 
shot easily obtained, especially about sunrise or sunset; the 
weight 12 to 15 pounds. 

The cotton-tail rabbit is not so plentiful on account of 

No statute laws e a ve yet been passed regarding I 
in which game and flsh'may betaken, but the laws and cus- 
toms prevailing in California arc- generally accepted and 
adopted by the people of this Territory, 

The season for killing large game opens about the loth 
of September, when elk. deer, antelope, mountain goats and 
bear may be killed, and does March 15. Chas. L>. Postok. 

Tucson" Arizona^ „____^_ 

Adirondack Ruffed Grouse.— I was so; 

prised to find the partridges, or ruffed grouse, so plenty as 
they are about Blue Mountain and the levels thii 
Owing to so many being killed and shipped here I 

de up nry mind that but few would be left over to 
mornings t heard them drumming m all 
and flushed quite a number in my rambles 
through the woods. The prospect now is that fli 
as plenty this season as the re lasl I iheve there is no 
other part of the country now where the ruffed grouse are as 
plenty as they are here on the northern slope of the Adiron- 
dack-.— Adiuox 0::i>a cs. 

OOSXEGTIOTJT.— Sharon, July 31.— The noble ; 
nearly extinct; here thr- snare has done its work well. No one 
seems to take any notice of it b I ■ ' " through 

several pieces of woods this summer and only Bfl ineoli 
hen partridge and her young brood. Ten years ago 1 could 
■•cere up a dozen flocks where I have only seen one this 
B. Yf. 

brruxTLSLi the Barn Door.— We find it reported thai 
"Game Constable Brayton, of Albany, who has been inves- 
tigating reported violations of the game laws in the North 
Woods, returned yesterday. He proceeded as far north as 
Chazy lake and river and' House's Point, and reports re- 
peated violations of the law. Las: v, eek he captured 
seven nets and one large Bcjne. At the house of 0. 15. 
Moon, in Saratoga, ho was informed of a contract with 
W. Van Aernam, of Broadalbin, by which the latter fur- 
nished all the game that four or five men can shoot. 
During the month of June it is said that over 100 wood- 
cock were .shot and delivered under The contract, and 
that, fearing publicity, the game was wrapped in paper 
bags and delivered at night." This is shutting the barn 
door after the horse is gone. Where was Game Constable 
Brayton last June when the woodcock traffic was going on? 

New York. — Frewsburg, August ;. -After a careful re- 
connoisanee of the game resorts of this section, I may say 
that the present prospect for fall shooting is not flattering. 
The first of Hay last found us with a good sprinkling of 
ruffed grouse, making plenty of music by their drumming 
through all their old haunts. But the constant floods of rain 
since that, time has dro /rued out. nearly if not all the young 
broods. The same may be said of the woodcock, f have 
made several attempts to find a brocd, but thus far have been 
unable to find any young with cither. Black and gray 
squirrels seem to be coming on nicely, and as there is good 
for a fair quantity of shack, may, unless next 
winter is too severe, make better bags nest year than one 
could hope to do the present season. — < 'ap Lock. 

Ontario LawEstobced ' . Ontario, August 5, 

1882.— Editor Forest and StmODK On the 26th ultimo, George 
Gauthier, •storekeeper, and "Wm. Colby, engine driver, both 
■ ,: hi : 1 . a, were fined by Magistrate Bartlett $p and costs, 
amounting to $7.T3 each, for hunting woodcock during the 
OH. Mr. -T. C. Goodenougk made the complaint, 
and Messrs. James Radeliff and P. C. Ponting were the 
chief Witnesses for the prosecution. Great credit is due 
. 1 bsi ■ 01 putting this case through, and all true 

irtsi 1 n in this neighborhood are highly gratified at the 
result. Your articles on game protection are greatly appre- 
ciated by every sportsman who reads your paper in this sec- 
tion, (.iive us some more. — iloi.n Up. 

A Grouse Monument.— The following is the inscripti on 
on an obelisk eight feet high, which will be placed on a 
well-known moor in North Yorkshire, England: "At this 
stand were shot 191 grouse at a single drive, lasting twenty- 
eight minutes, by Sir Frederick Milbmik, Bart,, on the'h 
August, 1873, at which time Joseph Coilinson was bead 
keeper. Erected by Lady Milbank in commemoration, 1382. 
Total beg August* 20th, 1872, 2,070 grouse (six shooters). 
Total killed in the season, 17,0131 on Wemmergill Moor." 
"Rational psopls," says the London Truth, "will be dis- 
posed to think that the sooner such stupid, unsportsmanlike 
butchery was forgotten, the better for the credit, of all con- 

gea and 

liver Ashing. 

Bhoke Bihds. — Lynn. Mass., August 4. — There are a few 
birds flying, but none of any account. Some summer 1 ml 
a few jack curlew have been shot, but not many. I would 
like to' know where tlic birds come, from that are Hooding 
Boston markets. I would like to have some old gunner in 
this vicinity tell of the flights of the shore birds in the fall, 

1 ii In- time die and of the effect of dry or wi : 
Tout book on " Shore' Birds" should cover that.— S. 

California. — Los Angeles. — The. outlook for deer hunt- 
ing this summer and the quail shooting in the fall is better 
than usual; there have been some tine strings of trout C&vighl 
1 Gabriel. The fishing is very good, indeed, in the 
streams, and also in the ocean at Santa Monica, Santa Cata- 
lina, Bolas, San Pedro, San Juan and Capistrano.— El 

MASSACStlSET/rs. — Haydenville, August. — Game is not 
verv plenty here, though enough for very fair sport,— A. R. T. 

^dntff Jgire J^lkhs^ings. 

ONE of the "Ingle-yde Stories" of "Wells" reminds me 
of what happened down here. Ed F. and John G. 
went fire-hunting deer on the Yegua. John soon found 
eyes; and at the crack of "Old Meat-in-the-Pot" there was 
scuffling in the bushes. Running in to the spot. John sud- 
denly stooped short, and in u hoarse whisper said, "Ed. n 
horse f They made a quick trip to camp, hitched up their 
team, without delay came home and said "nothing tono- 
The next morning Mr. L., who was going through the 
bottom looking for cattle, found, lying near an old' horse 
thin had been Ii ad tico !ttt'fc«, a line seven-prong buck. 

When Ed and John heard of it well! W. A. L. 

11, Texas. 

To escape a drenching 1 drove in under ashed. There 

elier men in there; one of them D deacon of the 

i 1. ud the other his son. Now, surely no one 

would fell a lie under such circutn 1 he] the artillcry 

of heaven was booming. There being a fearful crash of 

the son pointed out the exact spot where he 

saw the bolt strike. This woke up the old man. 

"You know that old mare I drove up from Graftal 

, 1 i kinder thought as how I might get lo Cap- 

• afore dark; and so sorter took it easy, 

Li bit them ore clouds came up like 'a stack 

1 cats,' an' 1 couldn't see a hand afore me; then a 

streak o' lightnin' come right out of it, an' hit the wagon 

wheel, an' started to go 'round an' jump off, but I hit the 

old mare a whack, and von oughter ice the fun. But the 

had the best of ii, forth;- lightnin' was trying to 

i ! e, but couldn't; an' I drove that 

mile an' a half, air* could see just as good as if it had bin 

" Then Chip spoke up, "Well, dad, you know ed 

the time I come to the house and left the saw a runuin'Y 

eak hop on the saw. an' I let on full gate. 

an' vou' ort. r s&n her chaw it. I got away an' let her work 

up that lightnin' Tore went tocuttin' logs." 

The old mtiu was a noted moose hunter in his day, but the 

il hold on hjm, and some time I will tell 

yott haw it happened ffli Sobtor. 

ToLBKnooK, K.Hi 

Ope>- Seasons. — Set talk of open, seasons for 'jams andjlsh 
in issue of -hdy 20. 


Lafce trout, CrittiroMe; 

SLscowet, Crislicomer si 
Brook trout. Salve! in it*/ 
Grayling, Thijmallws tri 

!«>/- I Pike (N. Y. pickerel), Eaox lucius 
Pickerel, EsoxredcuCatus. 
Pike-perch (Wall-eyed pike) Sti- 

T. D 

i>. uni: 


:. Nufm 

mouth, Chcenobryii.m puto- 

Salmon, Salmo .-.alar. 

Land-locked salinou, var. sebu,,.. 

Quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus Crapple (Strawberry 0&&3, eto.). 

cliOuyeha. Pomoxyg yiicromacnlaius. 

Black bass. Microptcnts, two spe- Bachelor. Pomorys annular ' ' 

cles. 1 Chub, SemotUvs bullaris. 

Masklnonge, Eso.r nobilior. 

bAl.T J 

Sea bass, Gentroprtotes atrariu*. 
StrtDad bass, Booms lineaius. 

:■ Moron* an ■ rb 10. 
Scup or porgie. Stenotomus ens 

Toutoe orblaekflsh, Tautogu oni 

Bluofiah or taylor, Poinatomw 

Weakflsh or stquetagne, C'yno.i 
cuon reyalis. 

■ .-.- at," Oi/noscyon caro/Wsn- 

lOfld, Archnaargvs proba- 
i h ephalus. 
Kingfish or "Barb, 2fenticirriL8 n9- 

r.,i, Outturn macu- 

E^"This table is general. For speciil laws in the seveial 
States see table of Open Seasons in issue of July 20. 

According to the creed of India,' fish are the embl em s of ttaa 
world's pa'.vation. "In the whole world of creation, none woro seen 
butthese sages, Menuand the Fish."— BUil:> -■!/. ".ta-y/oe/ Literature," 
London, 1866, 


EIOE LAKE, which is probably known to many of my 
; readers, is a beautiful little sheet of water, embedded 
among hills gleaming in the autumn with yellow patches of 
matted rice, which lifts its thin stalks through five or sis 
feet of water to a height ot two feet perhaps above the sur- 
face. Bprinkled with .email islands, steep-hanked ana oov 
•red with dark, thick wood, reflected in the sleepy stillness 
of its glassy surface, the lake seems on a calm summer's 
uk rning like a little patch of dreamland dropped into the 
midst of the woody hills that gird it round. 

The sun had risen, and not a breath of wind stirred t tw 
magic stillness of the scene. Our boats, provided with 
the necessary tackle both for trolling and still tishing, 
shot out from the old wharves below the village of Gore's 
Lauding, over the sleeping waters, e.s we watched the tangled 
weeds below us, tall and libek in the shallow bay — hiding 
place of many a staid saturnine black bass, who swept ma- 
. ,i e away aB we passed above him, .scared: by the whirl 
of the water from the glittering oar blades; or impudent sun- 
fish, swaggering and indifferent, suunine hi > lb 
face in the morning light; countless perch and minnows, 
skimming hither and thither, picking up occasional scrapi 
of eatable matter, and often narrowly escaping the yawning 
jaws of their kingly tyrants, the bass. 

There were three of as in the boat — a fat old gentleman in 
the stern, myself, and a tough denizen of the. neighborhood 
to pull the oars — a noted character, brown, hardened, 
muscles like wire, a miraculous fisherman, a miraculous 
duck shooter, thoroughly acquainted with all the best spots 
for fishing or shooting, aud discreetly silent about the same. 
The old gentleman had command of the trolling line, which 
was accordingly let out as soon as we had got clear of the 
bay and into deep water, the brass spoon spinning merrily 
behind at a distance of perhaps a hundred feet. For some 
time wc kept our course straight out into the lake, then 
turned and skirted the rice bed between two of the islands, 
in hopes of alluring from the tangled recesses of the rice shade 
one of those lounging fellows Mho are generally loafing 
lazily about the edges of the bed looking for something 
worth eating. The maska - -.violent 

greedy fellow, but not very cautious— like some of his 
avaricious counterparts among men he often snatches at any- 
thing that glitters, quite heedless of the useleasness and 
danger of it. 

We had not gone far when we were startled by "Bless my 
soul," from the fat gentleman who was glaring, purple-faced, 
behind him and puUing hard at his line. I came to his as- 
sistance and as the oarsman pulled on we leisurely drew in 
the line. Our captive struggled bravely, flinging himself 
several times out of the water and whirling in wild circles 
as we got him nearer to our side. At length, tired and 
weakened, his long striped frame was transferred from his 
native element to the bottom of our boat, his desperate exer- 
tions to escape our grasp neaily terrifying pur fat friend out 
of his wits. A blow on the back of the head from the "head- 
i i | brought with us, soon, however, 

convinced the prisoner that a state of complete rest was most 
conducive to his happiness; though the old gentleman still 
looked with no very assured glance upon the long rows of 
sharp vindictive teeth that fortified the jaws of the fallen 

As wc coasted along the side of one of the islands, a beau- 
tiful wooded hillock rising from the plecid water, stony- 
shored with wild creepers and grape vines trailing to the. 
_e. we captured another of the bright-eyed ; tyrants 
3 or two bass. 

After this we resolved to row ba< b ■ Mainland, 

and try our chances at still fishing, for we b i : 

provide ourselves with the necessary tackte. The water was 
still, glassy, smooth and too clear to afford OS much hope 
. However, we dropped anchor a few yards from 
a stony point, between which and the mainland stretched a 
reedy "swamp, lined with rushes. The great, white water- 
ied wide to the sunlight, gleaming here and then 
through the reeds, two or three dreamy cranes dri ti 
oven the water ca ' biriong, dark shadows over its 
sleeping surface. Our anchor rested on a bed of atou 
the water was clear, deep and almost tree from weed-. It 
was a favorite place for the black bass, aud our rods were 
quickly adjusted. The unsuspecting crawfish, gathered loi- 
ns by some village urchin from his rocky habitation, was 
cautiously extra e'n-d from the swaimiug can. wherein but a 
moment before he had been lustily clawing his neighbors, 
snd tee sharp hook inserted under his tail— that lit b 
fill little tail that had so often aided aim in dashing out of 
danger's reach at a magic speed— and drawn through his 

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boilv. cut at the throat. Now inert and almost lifeless, the 
tempting bait was cast into the still water and sank till the 
float rested upright on the surface. 

Some time we waited under the hot sky and with the 
mirrored water b&tweea us, in that dreamy reyery which 
makes the sedate amusement o[ fishing the philosopher's 
cherished enjoyment, and recalls to u- til S jutt of genial 
Izarik Walton' and many pthers whose footsteps will be 
traced beside these native brooks to the end of lime. Pres- 
ently my float descended to the depths, slowly, majestically, 
solemnly, evidently borne off by some proud old veteran. 
too philosophical to make a fuss "over any bait however tat 
and tempting. I tightened my line, and instantly my cap- 
tive was awakened to the danger of his position, made off 
for the open lake until be was brought to a halt by the cau- 
tious effort of my hand. I found him uo compliant pris- 
oner, and it was not without considerable trouble that I 
laid his black side upon the bottom of the boat. After this 
we caught several bass of from two to four pounds weight, 
and lost" several, one of which saw lit to go off with the bet- 
ter part of tiie old gentleman's tackle, causing considerable 
trouble and a great deal of unnecessary blasphemy. 

After this last event we weighed anchor at .the interces- 
sion of our fat friend— who was convinced that the fish, hav- 
ing now learned the trick, would proceed to further viola 
tion of the principles of honor and run off with all the other 
roils ami lines in the boat — and rowed over the rice-beds to 
the other side of the lake, a distance of about three miles 
and a half. 

Here we found the mouth of the river Ollonabee, (lowing 
through a vast marsh, overgrown with reeds, rushes and 
wild rice and fringed with stunted trees, the home of the 
frog and the mosquito. After pulling a few hundred yards 
up the stream, we cast anchor again in a bend of the river, 
aud here, almost under the shade of the trees, we dropped 
our lines into the deeps and found better luck than ever. 
Several magnificent fish were soon stretched stiff aud stark 
on the inhospitable boards of our treacherous craft, and it 
was not till sunset that our hardy oarsman weighed his 
Anchor and we took our contented way, sun-tanned and 
ravenoudy hungry, back to the quiet little village, nestling 
among its" trees on the steep lakeside, where our stomachs 
were plentifully refreshed aud our minds cheered by reflec- 
tion upon tlie gr.-n if j iug success of our day's work. A. L. 


I READ in one of your late numbers several leter.s in re- 
gard to trout fishing in AVcst Virginia. One writer be- 
wailed the existence of natives on what were thought to be 
secluded streams, aud decried their primitive modes of pot 
fishing, while the other was disappointed because after 
riding ail the way from Staunton to Pocahontas county he 
found no trout in Deer Creek. 

Your first correspondent ought to know that natives are 
pretty much the same all the world over — at anv rate all the 
State's over. In ancient days when an Adirondack resident 
wanted meat he killed a deer, in June or July by floating: 
or if on a crust in March, by running it down and cutting- 
its throat. AVhcn he u anted fish he" speared a few hundred 
pounds of trout on their spawning beds and smoked them 
for winter use. Nowadays when the AVcst A r irginia native 
wants any beast, bird or fish he goes after it and gets it, if he- 
can, bv the shortest and simplest method, utterly regardless 
of times or seasons. If the West A 7 irginians would pass a 
law prohibiting the running of deer with dogs, and obey it 
after it was passed, their State would swarm with deer. 

As to their fishing, 1 have seen the men with nets, and the 
men and boys building dams and draining pools while they 
poked about with their hands under the stones, on Pennsyl- 
vania streams, but very rarely on those of West A/irginia. I 
never saw a net on a' West Virginia trout stream except a 
landing net, aud I never saw any one drain a pool, although 
1 have'seen a pool that had been drained. Two years ago I 
fished a stream in Pennsylvania where twenty-five years ago 
I saw men netting, damming aud draining for trout; never- 
theless I caught fifty trout in my morning fishing; evidently 
the years of native work had not entirely cleared out tin- 

West Virginia is not a large State, and it has been settled 
S great many years. There is not much room in it for one 
to get out of" reach of natives. 

As far as 1 am concerned, and 1 have fished for trout in 
West Virginia more or less since 1870, the natives may 
fish until they are tired: their efforts affect the 
supply as the Indians' killing does the buffalo. The 
white' skiu-himters have destroyed the buffalo, and 
I think "visiting sportsmen," as a rule, generally destroy 
morel rout than the natives do. The latter fish with bait 
3jnd lot eating; the visitors too frequently fish for numbers, 
and so destroy big and little without reference to waste. 
Some years ago a party from Lord Milton's place, near Cal- 
lahan's, on the C. &'0. Railroad, the Hon. Mr. Beauclerc 
and some others, went out to the West Virginia waters, and 
during their stay caught, I suppose, between 2,000 and 8,000 
fish, working only for count. When they could not eat 
them, and had no'one on whom to bestow them, they counted 
them and threw them away. I reached the same stream, 
unfortunately, just after tkaj had ' left, otherwise 1 would 
have explained the matter to them. 

I made a trip to AVcst Virginia this spring in June, which 
was too early for that region', as the water was too high aud 
trout were not collected in the pools at all, with three friends. 
We camped out for twelve nights, fished when we felt like 
it, and when it rained too hard and the streams were up we 
stayed at home. Our first rule was, "keep nothing under 
six inches long." After a day's fishing wc made it, "keep 
nothing under a quarter of a pound," and to that we stuck. 
Of course, if a trout was hooked in the eye or in such a way 
as to injure it in extracting the hook, we kept it. Other- 
wise evciTthiuu under four ounces went back to the stream. 
Under this rule' we retained and brought to camp 673 fish, 
all of wluch, except three bucketsful which we packed in 
brine and took home, were, consumed in our camp by our- 
selves ;.nd hired hands. I was sorry afterward that I went 
in June. I always prefer fishiug there in July; then the 
chances of hisrh water are less, and the trout are more in 
the pools and" larger lisli can be taken. I never fished as 
early but once iu West A T irgiuia, and much prefer the later 

As to Deer Creek, 1 see no reason why your correspondent 
ohould nut lie disappointed. 1 should never dreain of riding 
from Staunton to Deer Greek fur trout. I have been inany 
a time up aud down Deer Creek, for i used to cut pine 
loirs there for our mill, eighty miles below by river, and 
although there are a few trout there early in the season, 

say May or thereabouts, I never thought it worth while 
to fish ' iu it. I have caught trout as heavy as a 
pound in Sitlington's Creek, which is near it. "I think 
if your correspondent had kept the Staanton and Pinkers- 
bury Pike to where it crosses Greenbrier River, he might 
have found trout up either of the prongs of that Stream; or 
had he kept on to Cheat, have found still more. I never 
heard any of the natives call Deer Creek a trout stream, nor 
would I do so in the ordinary sense, although as I say there 
are a few trout in it. 

In order to enjoy fishing one does not need to have a virgin 
field— a stream where never man fished before— whence to 
draw out. untold numbers. The pleasure is in the fishiug it- 
self—in the performance— and 6%y, mountain, stream, sun- 
shine and shadow-, ripple aud pool" the loaf duringniid day, 
all the accessories go to swell the pleasure It is not a mere 
question of numbers, although of course the size of the fish 
caught, if satisfactory, adds to the pleasure. 

[ know a number cl tr:..:l Streams in Wes- A in ima some 
trood. some poor, some quite inaccessible, 1 am happy to say, 
to the -general public," and iu one of these I was the first 
who ever cast a fly. 1 was also first to catch bass with a fly 
in the Greenbrier River after it was stocked. The fishing is 
very good in that stream now — a very pleasant trip could be 
made" by taking ■, boat at Caldwell', six miles west of the 
White Sulphur, and at the river, and running the river to 
llinton some forty miles below, fishing along the way and 
taking several days to it. The mountains of West Virginia 
arc quite high and there is an abundance of yew piue as the 
natives call it, that is to say black spruce aud rhododendron 
or "brick laurel," to obstruct the way to any of the retired 
streams. Everything has to be done "on foot" and provisions 
packed on the back. "Visiting sportsmen" as a rale, don't 
like to carry forty pounds of traps on their backs when they 
go fishing. " I have fished many a day and all day with my 
pack on," over that my Winchester and to balance that my 
creel. Some people call that work; so, they do cutting wood 
or peeling bark for camp. I call them all accessories, and to 
me they add to the pleasure of the thing. If I wanted a $1,00Q 
camp 1 would go to a good hotel and be comfortable, but 1 
doubt whether I should 'tic more so iu a good Lark shanty. 

As to the natives, I say let them fish ; certainly they have 
the most natural right to use the streams. Frequently these 
run through their own lands; why should we growl bee a 
we have come a few hundred miles to fish what they can 
■-each in a few minutes or hours when we find thein at work 
for the pot? 

Simpi v because we object to their method, and even as to 
that there seems to be doubt. In your last issue comes a man 
say 9 by all means let us use heavy rods, kill our fish 
quickly, and so have time for more. Are wc to go back, 
then, to the cut poles and horsehair lines so that we may 
"jerk oin out quick" and dash their brains out agaiust a 
spruce limb? For my part, I beg leave to halt at eight 
ounces for trout rods, let the rest of the world and West A" 
ginia do as it will. 

Let no Staunton man go to Deer Creek for trout, If he 
wants points, let him write to me and I will try to enlighten 
him — possibly to console him. Cecil Clat. 

, D. 0, 

HAVING just retu 
. eating trip to Tr 


e<l from a most enjoyable and inter- 

ipper's Lake, 1 think that some of 

your readers may be pleased to read about it even though I 

may not prove to be wholly equal of doing the subject full 


On any map of Colorado in its northwest portion may be 
seen "White River Agency" now occupied by a small infan- 
try garrison of the U. S. Army, and iu a line"almost directly 
ea'stT therefrom and about thirty miles in length. "Trappers 
Lake." It was from the first-mentioned place that a pasty 
of which I was a member consisting of nine persons, includ- 
ing a guide and three men as packers, etc., started to see 
Trapper's Lake, of which in regard to scenery, game and 
fish, we had heard such wonderful and extraordinary ac- 
counts that they were looked upon by the most Sanguine of 
US as extravagant inthe extreme. Our outfit consisted of a 
saddle animal for each one of the party and lour pack- 
mules, upon whose faithful and sturdy backs we were able 
to pack everything we needed for proper shelter from the 
expected mountain rains, an ample supply of bedding for 
all and rations to last ten days— besides some luxuries not 
altogether indispensable it is true, but adding greatly to the 
pleasure and somewhat to the hilarity of the occasion. 

I shall not attempt to descant very fully upon the scenery 
on our route, as it is a little beyond my powers of descrip- 
tion. The trail led us through country whose diversity 
gives a pleasing variety to a ride which might otherwise 
seem long aind tedious, taking us as it did along beautiful 
grass-covered parks, through thick forests of pine trees, 
amongst the willows of babbling brooks and across the 
Stony bottoms of rushing streams with mountains always 
and on every side and affording us frequent views of the 
four-footed "iranie which abounds, at every step, besides the 
mountain grouse perching in the trees solicitously watching 
their young while we passed by. 

On'account of precaution against over fatigue and some 
little uncertainty as to distance we did not. arrive at our des- 
tination until the third dav, early enough, however, (about 
LO o'clock A. SI.) at which time we emerged from a small 
opening of the woods, and Trapper's Luke burst upon our 
view like a beautiful picture, a picture to go into ecstacies 
over. The lake itself is about two miles long and at some 
parts nearly the same in width, surrounded by mountains 
clothed with thickly growing pine trees which cover their 
slopes from the borders of the. lake to their summits except 
at seme extreme points where the trees are overlooked by 
the snow-tilled inches below the eres's of overhanging rocks. 
2,000 feet above the lake, 12.000 above the sea. One of our 
party who rode around the lake estimates the distance of it. 
circuit at seven or eight miles and describes the scenery upon 
the south side a.- -rand bevoiid description in its park-like 
openings and succession "of smaller lakes or snow ponds 
wluch he encountered oi his way; he also obtained a good 
view of a black bear, which, however, is not at all an un- 
common occurrence about those parts. 

After leisurely jointing our rods and preparing our flies 
and lines for act ion We each proceeded in a different direc- 
tion to test the truthfulness of the wonderftd accounts we 
had heard of the trout fishing on Trapper's Lake. ) myself 
proceeded to the outlet of the lake and after rising my tackle 
for 15 or 20 minutes found that I hud captured fifteen fine 
trout and concluded to cry enough for the time being; two 
others of the fishermen came back to camp shoe! 
tdd, one having token 20 the other between 20 and 30, the 

lot averaging more than hah* a pound, the largest Tunning 
about 1J pounds. There are three distinct species. I am not 

sufficiently well up in ichthyology to give them their a»= 
curate designation, but they who \ire may recognize it by my 
description when 1 say briefly ths 6 OH bMh» dark-banked 

fellow with deep crimson belly, the other is a broader and 
whiter fish with the belly of a light pink or salmon color, and 
the third is like the latter but Of a yellowish hue. the second 
mentioned is far the gamiest of all. and wc SOOB learned to 
know him when hooked before we saw hiin fairly. 

The next day. having found that the cat china:' of iish was 
too little of an effort to afford 8 reasonable amount of sport, 
we constructed a raft, upon which we sailed to the Buddie 
of the lake, where, let it be said that somewhat perhaps to 
our relief . we found a place where wc could not catch fish. 
We thought it possible that by sinking we rniuht bring soma 
hidden wonders to light, but we were mistaken, and upon 
returning to shore solaced ourselves with a little more of tha 
lightning fly-fishing with the sane- success as before. 

On the next and last day of our stay it was deemed advis- 
able to take, say fifty fish'to each pack-mule to carry home. 
Two of us went to the mouth of a Small creek emptying in 
the lake, and there, after two hours leisurely fishing, and 
without moving from our place, we counted one hundred 
and ten captives, averaging exactly as before, and the fish 
rising as vigorously and" rapidly when we had our quota as 
when we first began, The other fishermen met with the 
same success, one having made, as he said, "just for fun," a 
burlesque of a flv from a feather he picked up, and a piece of 
thread, with which he had no trouble iu landing half a dozen 
or more, Of course such fishing as this soon palls upon the 
sportsman — it may be described as unlimited tish and no 
fishing:, but one who is endued with the fine spirit of fie 
fisherman who loves the labor, may. by going a little, below 
the lake into the river, find fishing Which is more to his 
taste, there he will find the riffles and the lovely eddies which 
will send a thrill of ecstatic expectation through his soul— 
( vtiectation to he realized in season, unlike the tircson 
taiutv of the lake— their name there being El ebly expressed 
by legion. Will you be surprised when 1 say that we shall 
long remember Trapper's Lake? 

To end a letter already too long drawn out I will say that, 
we found it an easy two days' trip returning, and it could 
as easily have been made in the same time going. If any of 
your readers should desire further information you may 
refer them to me and I will answer any questions as to 
accommodations, etc., with great pleasure, Prcsc.vDon. 

White River, Col., July IS. 


I HAVE been much interested in the discussion in the 
columns of the Fouest and Stke.wu about w eight of 
rods, and am convinced that the advocates of light and the 
supporters of heavy rods are equally in the right. This con- 
clusion is sustained by my own observation and experience, 
as well as by the evidence of such men as Dr Henshall and 
Mr. A'au Siclen upon one side and the other. 

1 was once camped with a party of five at the mouth 
of one of the srnail streams or "rivers" which enter Lake 
Superior on the north shore. We needed fish, or, in camp 
parlance, we wanted "meat." I took my light rod 
aud, making a few casts in a deep pool near the mouth of 

the. brook, took one two-pound trout, but could get no fur- 
ther rises. Above the country was rough and covered with 
a dense undergrowth of spruce aud balsam, and the banks 
of the stream were thickly fringed with alder. It was almost 
impossible to get along the brook on its sides, or even in i t, and 
as to carrying so flexible a rod through the brush safely, it 
could not be done. A trial or two at casting, resulting in 
the loss of flies and the breaking of a tip in the struggle from 
one point to another not ten feci distant, convinced nio that 
I was in the wrong place, or that I had not the right rod. I 
Went back to camp, took a stubby ten-ounce rod, put a small 
shot for a "steadier" on the Hue' discarded the loader, and 
in half an hour bail trotit enough for a day's supply. But 
the work was one of necessity, f could have done as well 
with a birch or au alder "pole." And this was not an un- 
common experience. 

I think I have a little skill in flv fishing, not so much in 
the lengthy casts as iu killing trout with light tackle. But 
I have seen an Indian boy with a birch pole seven or eight 
feet loug weighing a pound and a half at least, with a coarse 
wigwam-made linen line, aud a hook bailed with a fishes' 
eve or strip of pork rind, beat not alone my own score but 
the united scores of three pretty fair fishermen with ap- 
proved (?'. .8 "fashionable" or "aistheric") rods and tackle. 
But it was upon ground where fiy casting could not be in- 
dulged in with safety. Yet, under other circumstances, the 
tine rod would take the most fish. 1 think Dr. Keushall and 
some others of your correspondents are clearly right in the 
proposition that a heavy rod will soonest kill the fish. And 
those gentlemen who fish for "count" or for Weight, or for 
'•meat" will, iu a given time, with heavy rods, "beat" the 
light-rod advocate's -who fish for recreation, or from the im- 
pulse which Mr. Marston would probably term the "resthetic 

I met one of Dr. Henshail's disciples once on the Nepigon 
River. He discarded a liiht rod of seven and took up his bad 
rod of eleven ounces, because, he. said, he could kill his fish 
quicker and also more of them with the latter, and troul wel 
so plenty lie didn't have to cast further than the length of his 
rod. It is fair to add that two days of such "sport" sur- 
feited him, aud he left the river preferring, as he- expressed it, 
to take wall-eyed pike in the Kankakee to trout m the Nepi 

ton. It was a matter of taste, of course, lie could hava 
one as well, perhaps, with a hand-line and bait, and. in 
fact, he asserted that his guide kilted fourteen fine trout, 
fishing with a shoestring over the side- or end of the canoe. 
1 am not acquainted with the character of (he fishing on 
Ramrcley lakes, and vour correspondent, "L. F. AA ." is prob- 
ably right in bis views of the successful use of heavy rods 
there, although judgment might turn on the meaning of the 
word "successful." For my purposes, however ( the light 
rod is good enoucdi generally, although, as I have mentioned, 
1 have occasionally (perhaps -Mr, Vau Siclen would call it in 
extremity), found' the heavy rod not only useful but conve- 
nient, I have never been' troubled, however, with losing 
fish once hoiked, on account of the lightness of the rod. 1 
have, it is true, had flies and leaders carried aw.iybyfWl 
which uo heavy rod could have stopped (with like leaders), 
and I have occasionally lost a line tish from surprise or care- 
lessness. With/tight rod I killed two trout - 
rock fishing) of the united weight of eight pounds, with no 

loss except a few extra minuk-s of lime l , I I look 

two trout at each of three- casts, making a united weigh 
twenty pounds, the smallest of tha sii fish weu-rhj: 



[Atjocst 10, 188S, 

pound?. I admit it took time— for two of our party watch- 
ing the performance announced one take forty-eight one 

fifty-two. and the last fifty-seven minutes from the lise.' and 
that I wanted no more fishing Unit, day. But it was in the 
swift Nepigon. and I stood upon that long and slippery log- 
in Hamilton's Poo] (Camp Dufferin), Which has caused tin' 
loss of many a fish and the getting of many a ducking. 
Every visitor of the river has some cause to "remember it. 
Probahly as a place for fishing it is less difficult than the 
aprons of the Rangek v clams. 

With the same rod I" have have taken single trout of 5| 
pounds in twenty minutes, and didn't "begrudge" the time. 
Perhaps I could" have taken two fish in less" time with a 
heavier rod, but I was satisfied with what I did. 

Of course rods may be too light as well as too heavy. 
The weight of my favorite is sufficient to weary me in an 
hour or two. constant casting. I can make a better east us 
to distance with a rod an ounce or 80 heavier and six to ten 
inches longer, but on the whole I prefer the lighter and 
shorter one (61 oz„ 10ft.) But as I intimated In the begin, 
Ding as to which rod is best, a light or a leavy one, depends 
upon what one wishes to use it for H 

Jtn,v29,1882. _ __ 


WE take the following extracts from Mr. Geo. Dawson's 
re to the Albany Jmirnal, dated St. Marguerite 
River, July : 

A month's uninterrupted salmon fishing, even where thev 
"take" readily, would be very tiresome if not monotonous. 
It is our custom, therefore, to vary our pleasure bv occasional 
excursions for brook, river and sea trout. It is "a delightful 
feature of this region that these several game fish are to be 
had within easy distance. Until my "present visit I had 
never liad a favorable opportunity to 'cast for sea trout in 
salt, water. I have often taken them in the rivers when on 
their way up to spawn. They are only second to salmon in 
the play they rive the angler when thus met with; but they 
are found in their full vigor and gamy muscularity in the 
stilt water. The Sagueiiav , at, the mouth of the St. Marguer- 
ite, is a noted resort for them during fie months of July and 
early August. _ The time to fish for them is from half to low 
tide; and easting from the rocks on the main shore or (better 
still) from the sand bars exposed at certain stages of the tide 
at the mouth of the river, the sport is simply superb. The 
fish ordinarily taken do not average over a pound, hut they 
are sometimes caught from three to seven pounds. Fish of 
this size afford splendid play, and as the habitant nearby are 
glad of any fish given them, as many can be taken without 
doing violence to a tender conscience as the angler may 
desire. If some of my friends who still visit the Adirondacks", 
at great cost and little amusement, would make one visit to 
this paradise of all game fish, they would he sure to repeat 
their visit, and thank the angler who made the suggestion. 

I say this not simply because sea trout are available dur- 
ing several hours of every day in such numbers as would 
satisfy any one. but also because there are a score of lakes 
in the neighborhood as full of river and brook trout as they 
are beautiful in themselves and in their surroundings. 1 re- 
ferred, in an early letter of this series, to eight of these hikes 
which I visited last year. As I write this, I hare just re- 
turned from two others not then visited. They are both 
within three miles of our camp. The walk is not hard— as 
woodsmen count hardness — as the guides find it easy enough 
to tote their canoes to the point desired. Both of these lakes 
would excite the admiration of anyone who appreciates 
beautiful scenery, hut one of them (and the largest) is, with- 
out exception, the most beautiful bit of water I have ever 
seen— and I have seen nearly every bit of water that is called 
beautiful in our own and iu several neighboring States. This 
statement m ly seem extravagant, but it is simply sober truth. 
It is about two and a half miles in length, aud from one to 
two miles broad. The water is almost as transparent as the 
atmosphere, but its clear water is but one of its beauties. It 
iB encircled by verdant slopes, rocky promontories, lofty 
mountains, shady nooks and quiet covers, each perfect in its 
own line of beauty. It contains besides several islands 
clothed in full verdure. Its inlet is a broad mountain stream 
which brings music with it as it leaps into the lake, and the 
basin which its ru.hing waters have formed during the cen- 
turies is such a casting place as any appreciative angler 
would tie willing to travel a hundred miles to simply look" at. 

My purpose in vi iting these lakes wis less to take fish 
from the r. than to see if there were any fish in them to take. 
It tool,; but a moment to discover i.hat both of them were 
full or trout. There were six of us to feed — four puides and 
two visitors— and wc resolved to catch just enough for the 
three meals we were to take upon their holders. This would 
have been the work of but a few minutes if we had not skill- 
fully a stained from hooking two-thirds of those that rose to 
our'fiy. In th smallest of the lakes a goo I angler could fill 
a flour barrel in a day. In the largest they were equally 
abundant, I made the circuit of the lake, a distance of at 
least fi . <■ miles T oast, every foot of the way, and at almost 
every cast, started a fish. I have no doubt I could have 
landed hundreds by careful fishing; hut as my purpose was 
to start the game and not to bag it, [ comp'ctcd tne circuit 

,i , .npiv six trout (averaging a pound) in my creel. 

If any of my friends (young or old) have a desire to spend 
a month or a fortnight in this paradise of trout lakes and 
rivers, I will be glad to point out to them the way. I am 
aware that conscientious anglers (and all anglers, "born so," 
are conscientious) will raise the objection that it is wrong to 
catch more fish than you can use. "And so say we, all of 
us." But all the fish you may catch in these waters can be 
utilized. The guides you will be obliged to have with you 
will accept, thankfully^ all the fish you may furnish them. 
I know a salted trout is not a tidbit to covet, but it is rel- 
ished here better than any other salted fish, except salmon, 
taken from the water "duriug the autumn months. In 
streams or lakes in the vicinity of a dense population it 
would be ciiminal to catch trout to salt; but here, where 
there are millions of fish to every angler, and where more 
die every year from old age than would feed an army, it is 
almost a' crime not to bring them into the larder in any eat- 
able condition. 

The journey to this region is a long one, but it is not 
necessarily expensive, and more genuine sport can be had in 
a fortnight tnan is available at any point near our own 
aneimt city during the entire summer. I should add, 
perhaps, that trout fishing is open lo any one in these 
lakes, and in this river also, alter the 15th of August— 
the best sea-trout season. "Permits" are only necessary 
for those who fish it for salmon in the salmon season. 
If a none should conclude to come here he can land 
at Ta-ousac, get a schaloupe to bring him up to the 

mouth of the St. Marguerite, where he will find Johnny 
Jourdain, who will start him off fully advised where to go 
and what to do to be v.rtuons and hsppy. The time from 
Albany is; to Montreal nine hours, to Quebec fourteen 
hotlre fj-.v steamer), to Tadousac (rls-i by .steamer i twelve 
hours, and to Jourdaine's, by schaloupe, "hree to ten hours, 
according to wind and tide. ' There is. however, a necessary 
detention at Montreal of seven hours, but there is no other 
detention until you arrive at Tadousac. if you reach Quebec 
on the morning the Saguenay boat leaves for that river. 
The gentlemanly purser of the steamer Saguenay will give 
visitors all needed information as to the best mode ^f reach- 
ing their destination after leaving the steamer. G. D. 


LAST Saturday as our worthy alderman Archy Grant, of 
the Third Ward, was trolling near the mouth of the 
Knaw river, a small black gull struck his spoon, as he was in 
the act of pulling in his line within thirty feet of his boat. 
Our good-natured alderman, thinking to have some fun, 
called to his companion, Mr. Will Christian, the well-known 
and talented musician, telling him he had struck a maska- 
longe, and asking him to come to his assistance, iu the 
meantime allowing the gull to carry out all of his line. 

Christian answered his cry for assistance by pulling rap- 
idly to him. Grant asked him to take the line, as he was 
tired out, and did not think he could land him. Christian 
took the line and commenced pulling gull and spoon as rap- 
idly as if life depended upon getting the supposed fish into 
the boat. Grant settled back in his boat anticipating much 
fun when the gull would make his nnuearance. when'he was 
aroused by Christian'sexclaiming, "What a whopper !" and on 
looking around he saw, to his surprise, not a gu'l but a mas- 
kalonge, and a huge fellow, too, vainly endeavoring to 
shake the hook from his jaws. 

As he sprang nearly clear of the water, Grant could 
scarcely believe he saw aright. Could it be possible! Had a 
maskafougc taken the gull? Such was the fact; and Grant 
was as anxious now to get the line into his hands, as he had 
been a few moments before to play a practical joke upon his 
companion, who though a skilled musician, was a poor fish- 
erman. So calling to him he said, "I guess I will take him 
now; he is a big fellow and 1 am afraid you will lose him." 

To his great disgust, Christian yelled back. "No you don't. 
I've been fishing for ten years to catch a maskalonge, and 
this is the first chance I've had." 

And despite Grant's prayers and protestations he contin- 
ued to pull and haul at the line, reminding him. so Grant 
sisid, of a "Dutchman pulling a strange dog." At last, find- 
ing that Christian was bent on landing or losing his fish, 
Grant, who is a very skillful fisherman, having fought many 
a battle with that king of the finny tribe, the salmon, in the 
waters of his own native land, Scotland, pulled his boat as 
near as possible to Christinn, thinking to aid him with ad- 
vice. He called to him to "give him line when he rushes." 

"Devil a bit." said Christian. "I've had hard work 
enough to get him as near as he is now, and you bet I'm 
going to hold him." 

"l y ou blank fool, do you expect to pull a maskalonge into 
your boat as you would a log?" shouted the now exasperated 
Grant, who could wait no longer, caught the line, and play- 
ing his rish with great skill, succeeded in landing, after half 
an hour's stubborn fight, a thirty-three pound mtis-alonge, 
the largest caught here tins season. Upon examination it 
was found that the lower or loose hook had passed entirely 
through the head of the gull, and the fish must have struck 
near the surface, as the bird prevented the spoon from sink- 
ing, which makes the capture of this fish the more remark 
able as, here at least, the maskalonge is only caught by deep 

Grant eays he considers himself the only fisherman who 
ever caught a maskalonge with a gull for bait, hut does not 
care about catching another, as up to date he has had to tell 
the story and treat not only all of our numerous body of 
city officials but a large proportion of our voting popula- 
tion. Dn. C. A Hewers. 
Detroit, Mich., July 30. 


ONE of the most prominent evidences of the bene- 
fits arising from our lately passed fish, protection laws 
is the quantity of fine fish being taken from tne Cumberland 
River. Twenty-five years ago it was a common occurrence 
to capture large Jack and bass from the point of either the 
upper or lower island, and as a boy I have caught beautiful 
drum and blue cat (the latter a game fish in our waters) at 
the wharf, and all along the bank of the river within the 
city limits. As the city began to grow in size, and a conse- 
quent demand for fresh fish, the pot-fisher came into exist- 
ence, bringing along his nets, traps, seines, and other devil- 
ish devices for taking fish from the river and its tributaries. 
With the advent of these monsters the legitimate sportsmau 
was forced from his favorite grounds, and the enjoyment, of 
skdlful angling. I say grounds, because the marauders 
utterly destroyed the fish which ran up Mill. Brown's and 
White's creeks, as well as the Stone River by blockading 
their mouths with nets, so that the true disciples had to 
look for fields so far removed that it became a question of 

[deniable labor and expense to indulge in their favorite 

Our native citizens submitted to these outrages, and per- 
haps would have continued to do so had not Col. Geo. P. 
Akers adopted Nashville as his home. He had imbibed the 
love of angling at an early day, partly from choice, but 
more so from necessity; 1 say necessity, because mush of 
his earlier fishing was done in the streams of Appomatox 
county, Va., where he live^i and had to fish for the meat. 
After settling down here he saw how the streams around 
Nashville were being depopulated and began by trying to 
teach the people to catch the fish in the legitimate way, and 
to instill in the young folks the pleasures and physical bene- 
fits to be derived from fishing excursions and the use of the 
reel. Finally, as fortune favored him in his commercial 
pursuits, and he had lime to devote to his hobby, the Gov- 
ernor of the State appointed him Fish Commissioner for the 
Middle Division. Though the office was a thankless and 
non-paying one, the Colond accepted, and by perseverance 
and a considerable outlay of his own private means, paved 
the way to a final solution of the vexed question by getting 
the people iu favor oj it and the Legislature to pass the 
present law. Many kicked against it at first, but in certain 
localities where the law was enforced such marked increase 
in the fish supply was noticed that the malcontents began to 
see the advantages of it, and now the man who dares seine 

or trap fish is looked down upon, and in many cases reported 
to the authorities. 

This is the result of the Colonel's unabated efforts during a 
period of at least fifteen years, aad he should feel promt of 
his success; and although no longer a resident among u,, 
he must read with pleasure of the iiicrease of fish in all" the 
streams of that section he so long represented as commis- 

Collins River, in Warren county, is said to be teeming 
with fine large bass and black perch this summer. W. K. 
McAllister, Esq.. a gentleman several years past the three 
score and ten, lately caught a fine creel from it. The water 
is very clear and cold (coming as it does from the Cumber- 
land Mountains), and the fish caught from it are of very su- 
perior quality. 

Three catfish, averaging ten pounds each, were caught 
near this city last week. Now that the schoolboys have 
their summer vacation, the river banks are lined with them, 
angling in all styles; some with the most, approved tackle 
and others with the rudest kind, yet they all seem happy, 
and bring home quite a lot of nice fish every evening. 

J. D. H. 

Nashvuab, Jul y 28. 


r r , HE salmon fishing on the north shore, as here the south- 
JL em coast of Labrador is called, is now fast expiring. 
At Gaspe, on the south shore, no very remarkable hauls 
have been made, and only the Dartmouth has proved pro- 
ductive. Young Mr. E vats, son of our ex-Secretary, suc- 
ceeded there, in a couple of weeks, to kill, himself, forty- 
eight salmon, averaging, however.only about sixteen pounds, 
which low weight has also been the" chief source of com- 
pliant on the York and St. Johns rivers, both of which 
empty their waters into Gaspe. basin. I could not ascertain 
exactly the scores made on the Restigouehe, but was assured 
at Oambellton, by one of the best guides, that one of the 
parties fishing there killed thirty salmon in one week. It is 
easv to reaelf the coast, of Labrador, either bv the way of 
Quebec in a small steamer called the Otter, owned by the 
firm of Frazer >fc Ilalliday, or else by the semi-monthly 
mail schooner from Gaspe, which, upon request, will, on 
very reasonable terms, land any single passengers at any 
one desired point. I am stationed now at the mouth of the 
St. Johns River, with the eastern end of Anticos'.i Island in 
full sight. By being the guest of Messrs. Garland and 
Bland, who are this year again the lessees of the St. Johns, 
a great many advantages accrue to me in my investigations 
from which 1 would have been otherwise debarred 

The height of salmon fishing is here also past, and they re- 
port a score of over ninety salmon taken by them since the 
loth of June. Sea trout fishing at the mouth of most of 
the rivers, however, is now immense and large scores may 
be made even by non-exports in a few T hours whenever the 
tide rises. I saw in two hours no less than two hundred 
pounds of sea trout taken by the two rods of Messrs. Bland 
and Garland, who used on this occasion the golden pheas- 
ant and Jock Scot fly. The weather here is" now delight- 
ful, ranging between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with pleas- 
a t, cool nights, although black fifes and mosquitoes up the 
river necessitate comprehensive precautions to render tho 
stay comfortable. It may be worth knowing that by late de- 
cision of the courts the right to fish the Mibgau and Ro- 
maine rivers has been accorded to the signorie of Mingan, 
for six miles from the mouth, which includes in these two 
rivers the best fishing, while it hardly affects the rest of 
water courses. 

Whoever delights in excellent sea trout fishing may find 
plenty of sport here until tbe beginning of September, at 
the mouth of all rivers, but the fish commences its ascent 
after that date. The majority exceed one pound in weight. 

C. L. 

St. Johns, Labrador, July 25, 1883. 

FLY vs. BAIT. 

AS this is a sort of "love-feast or experience meeting" I 
should like to speak. 1 have no doubt but scientific 
and bpoitsmanlike fishing should he. done with an elegant 
ten-foot jointed rod, reel and tly. But is it not the bottom 
fact that lish are earthy to the "extent that they will take a 
worm any time in preference to a fly? And, furthermore, 
will thev not often take a worm when they will not rise to a 

Of course a fisherman does not go fishing simply to get 
something to eat, but after all I think he may once in awhile 
be justified in slyly putting on a w ,rm, for it is awful dull 
fishing with no ri-es. 

One day I fished in the Monmorency, eleven miles across 
the country from Quebec, in the Laval district, and while I 
caught but a few trout and small at that, casting a tly for 
miles, a farmer hoy who could not "even speak English' 1 
hauled in some beautiful trout with a pole which pointed in 
every direction, coarse line and clumsy huok baited with a 
worm. Good Izaak fished with a grub. 

Next to a young robin I think a fish is the greatest gour- 
mand that exists. I have caught pollock a foot long in the 
coves on the Maine coast, who were so full of fish offal, which 
had been thrown overboard fioin the "pogy" boats, that fish 
entrails hung from their mouth, yet they would bite wi,.h 
avidity. J- A. H. 

Ohio, Aug. 5, 1SS2. 


IN a recent letter from my friend, Dr. Ferber, he states 
that he is salmon fishing in Canada; that, he hooked a 
larse fish which parted his line. Upon testing the line he 
found it very weak. On more than one occasion 1 have 
been annoyed by the weakness of silk lines. For surgical 
purposes I purchased Bilk braid iu hanks, seven hanks of 
different sizes costing sixty-five cents; each hank contains 
about twelve yards, and cos's about three-quarters of a cent 
per yard. The question arises why sbouKi silk lines be so 
expensive, and not at all times reliable? I inclo33 si* differ- 
ent sizes for your inspection. At, Fresco. 
Jacksonville. Aug. 3, 1882. 

[We understand that first-cljwi dealers warrant their silk 
lines, and, unlesia Una was old an 1 worn out. we would 
throw it back on their hands if not. perfect; There are many 
qualities, perhaM, but fffl do not know the poor ones, as we 
have always had g io,l lines, a I'ajt tint may lie attributed to 
good fortune, if anything, for you can only judge of a line 
by its appearance, and if hard, even and well imished, many 
defects might bj hidden bjasalh th.' coat of water-proofing. 
In a privau iil; o ir oorMjpoaiant won lira at tli3 extrava- 
gant co3t of flrat-cliM silk lines. Bo do we. We do not 

Auotjst 10, 1882. J 



doubt but such a water-proof, braid ?d silk line as we pay 
five dollars lor can be mile, aud sold at u fair profit for one 
dollar. The samples of surgicil silk seat are strong but are 
not round, nor are they water-proofed. The latter process 
stiffens a line and keep's it from kinking. The surgical silk 
■will fray easily, but no doubt would be excellent if coated 
wi'h some sort of water-proof material, Its softness would 
render it liable not only to kiuk, but to fray in the rings.] 

Capturk of a Bio Shark off Fire Island.— Mr. W. C. 
Rogers, of 560 Broadway, and Mr. W. T. Taliaferro, were 
off Pi re Island Light House on Monday comfortably fixed 
in one of the Wuwayanda Club's best yachts, trying rod and 
reel for blueflsh The sport was poor, and Mr. Rogers, be- 
coming weary of ill-luck, yielded the field to Mr. Taliaferro, 
who was somewhat annoyed at the indifferent success of 
his party, especially when observing that his neighbors half 
a mile off were doing so much better. But the absence of 
bluefish was soon explained by the presence of a iiuge 
shark, n genuine black fellow, measuring ten or twelve feci. 
All was excitement in a moment; Mr. Rogers arousing uim- 
self to action, making preparation for the battle. We soon 
got our shark tackle iu shape, using an empty keg for a 
float, and a whop mossbunker for bait. The" hook was 
scarcely well in the water before the keg was seen to disap- 
pear rapidly, and all hands were, promptly at their post to 
give the important strike, and we soon found we had fast- 
ened the monster. For one hour the struggle lasted, during 
which time our mettle was severely tried," for at close quar- 
ters he showed tierce fight, aud could only be conquered by 
the repeated thrusts with an old bayouet, delivered with 
great force by our captain, into t.e heart and brain of our 
foe. Our neighbors seeing something unusual going on in 
our boat, came alongside, and suggested that we should carry 
our captive to th: hotel wharf, which we did, affording the 
many guests at Sammis's the first sight of a genuine black 
shark. His weight was variously estimated at from 450 to 000 
pounds. Additional interest was given to the occasion by 
Dr. Townsend's (of Albany) skillful removal of one of the 
eyes.— X. 

The Skvkk Ponds.— Raugeley. Me., July 2Q.— Editor 
F^feH an I Stream: I notice a slight error concerning these 
ponds in Samuel Farmer's late communication, and trust lie 
will pardon me for miking correction. He refers to North- 
west Pond as being ou the divide. It is Grunt's Pond that 
is thus situated; the two ponds are less than half a mile 
apart, however. The ponds are known as Rocky, Big 
Island, I,, Loug, Beaver. Little Island, Grant's and North- 
west. These are the principal ones. There are two small 
ponds lying adjacent to Northwest at the base of the Boun- 
dary Ridge, with separate outlets, that converge to a point 
at, and empty into, the upper end of Northwest Pond. 
Whitecap Pond is two miles distant from Little Island Fond, 
nnd discharges into Kennvbago stream a short distance below 
Long Pond.. Thus it will he seen there are eleven ponds in 
the "group, without mentioning one or two smaller beaver 
ponds. As regards the controversy by interested parties as 
to the best route, I have nothiug to offer, except to coincide 
with the editorial remarks in last week's issue, although I 
have decided convictions. But I will add that what has 
llEBll stated regarding abundance of fish and game is all true, 
and is under rather than over drawn, as witness the follow- 
ing: A party going to Seven Ponds week before last saw on 
the stream three moose and seven deer. The following day 
another party saw one moose and two deer, all between 
Little Keimcbago and Long Poud. Since then as many 
more have been met with by other parties on the same stream. 
I state this for the benefit of sportsmen, not for lines aud 
routes of travel and other interested parties; still I am loth 
to "give it away," a3 my interest is all in the opposite direc- 
tion.— Warfield. 

Wounded Trout.— While reading a late number of For- 
kst and Stream I ran across several incidents regarding 
trout being hurt by the hook and immediately bitiug again. 
While fishing this summer on the Boardman I got into a 
thicket, and found a deep hole about two feet below a log 
that had fallen across, leaving about sixteen or eighteen 
inches of clear water; I took the top joint of my rod with 
a short line and dropped in. Snap! came a trout to the fly; 
I hooked him but could not land niru and he broke loose. 
I dropped the lly again and snap! he came up and out. with 
his mouth blecding'from his former attempt, parly in June 
I caught a large trout that had two hooks in his mouth, and 
in trying to got them out they broke like pipe-stems; I cut 
the pieces out and they crumbled up fine as powder by rub- 
bing them between the thumb and finger. I also took a 
large one that had a hook and patent sinker in his stomach, 
with nearly four inches of snell protruding through the 
vent. 1 am not troubled as some of your correspondents 
are, especially some of the Kingfishers, with brash ; and right 
here let me tell all lovers of trout fishing never to go out, 
especially where the stream is narrow and brushy, as it is in 
the Boardman or Jordan in places, without a horse-hair line, 
and vou will say less "cuss words." Hor. e-hair lines never 
wind" up on twigs, limbs, etc., so, but what a little jerk 
. and they are all right again. I, for one, am never without 
one, and I fish witn either fly or bait, as suits the fish. I 
would like to hear from some of your readers in regard to 
fin for bait. I have had splendid luck both with fin and 
gullet, when trout would not touch a fly.— W. E. Wtner 

Black Bass tx New Hampshire. — Claremont, N. H., 
August 2. — Perhaps it will interest some of the many read- 
ers of Forest a_\d Stream: to know that we have very good 
black bass aud trout fishing up here in New Hampsfiue. 
Bunapee Lake (Sunapee, N. H.) is one of the. best fishing 
grounds in the State. This beautiful sheet of water lies at 
the base of Mount Sunapee, is nine miles long, studded with 
beautiful islands and surrounded with magnificent scenery. 
If waters are well stocked with trout and black bass. A 
party of lour from Claremont, IN. H., caught eighty pounds 
July 29, some of them the handsomest your correspondent 
ever saw. A magnificent trout weighing six pounds was re- 
cently caught by a party from Ware, N. H., while fishing 
for bass in this lake. Sunapee Lake is accessible by the 
Concord and Claremont, N. H., railroad, which leaves" Con- 
cord and Claremont for the lake, etc., several timeasacL 
day. Stages connect at Sunapee depot, aud the United 
States mail steamer Lady Woodsum, a staunch and trim 
steamboat, at Newbury depot, running to Sunapee Harbor, 
Lake View Runals House, etc., where fishermen can be ac- 
commodated at aU times. Your correspondent has been 
there and icnows whereof he writes.— Beau. 

Massachusetts Black Bass— Boston, August 1.— July 
has not been a favorable month for buss fishing; yet during 
the first half or coolest part of the month there have been 
some very good catch, s taken from all the ponds of this 
part of the State. Ma:y two-pounders, aud so on up to five- 
pounders, with the usual nunilip of big ones hooked but 
lost, broken tackle and resolutions, etc. The Plymouth 
ponds are counted ammg our bi-t waters for fly-fl»hing, a 
circumstance not easily explained; in fact, a great deaf of 
mystery still surrounds the conduct of the fickle fight ts 
anyway, and I reckon will not be cleared up this year." As 
Uncle Nat says. "Vou njver know what one is going to do; 
to day one kind of bait is the best, and to-morrow they 
won't touch it." The incident that called forth this remark 
was a five-pound bass taking my fly about noon, under a 
scorching suu, with the water surface as smooth as a bottle. 
We expect more and the best results yet to come during 
August, but the time will now have to be divided between 
this" sport and the woodcock shooting, which opens here 
to-day. Some few guns are already out prospecting. — M. 

FisuriN-o in a Central Park Lake.— For several week!, 
the Central Park policemen have been kept busy driving 
away a gang of between twenty or thirty boys, "who hud 
made "a dead set" with lines and hooks on the" fishes in the 
One Hundred and Tenth street lake, near the Fifth avenue. 
The gang generally appeared m early as 4 o'clock A. M., 
and when the morning squad came on duty, and approached 
the lake, the fellows would scatter in all directions. Lead- 
ing the party was George Manard, aged seventeen years, 
who has repeatedly assaulted Officer Stone of the Park Po- 
lice with stones aiid other missiles because the latter inter- 
fered with the sport. Parly this morning Officer Stone, in 
citizen's dress, pounced upon Manard just as the fellow had 
landed a large, fat perch, and he marched the prisoner, with 
his string of perch, between eight and ten pounds, before 
Justice Bixby, at the Yorkville Police Court. Manard was 
sent to prison for ten days in default of $10, and the mess 
of fish was confiscated by the prison-keeper. — Ecening Post, 
Aug. 2. " 

Arizona Fishes. — Tucson, Ariz. — Arizona cannot boast 
much of fish, on account of It-terrnittent streams and intense 
brat. The Colorado River produces a hump-backed sucker 
of soft meat and insipid flavor. In the northern tributaries 
of the Gila speckled mountain trout are found in consider- 
able quantities In the San Pedro and Santa Omi some 
small fry ate found, not worth mentioning. Carp are being 
introduced into the lakes, ponds and cieuegss of the Tern- 
toiy, and promise well. Terrapin and frogs are found in 
great abundance, and are of pood quality and flavor. The 
territorial Legislature established a fish commission by a;> 
act approved March 3. 1831, providing three commissioners, 
who are to ieport bi-rnnually before the meeting of the Leg- 
islature, and appropriated §500 foi expenses of same. An 
act of February 3, 1(381, provides that no fish shall be taken 
or killed with giant powder, or other explosive material, 
under penalty of fine of not more than $300 or county jail 
tkree months. — Charles D. Poston. 

White Bass Take the Fly. — New York, Aug. 5. — I 
note that "Homo," in speaking of the white bass of the 
Northern lakes, says that they are taken with minnow bait, 
and says nothing of their taking a fly. I lived for some 
years "at Niagara, Out., at the mouth of the Niagara 
River, and have caught a good many white bass, using 
nothing but a pure white fly, home made. Lovers of fly- 
fishing wid do well to try tuis sort of fishing, as these bass 
are as gamy as their blnck brothers, and four half-pound 
white bass will give all the spoit one would wish, for 
we used from three to five flies on the leader at once. I 
have landed five of them at one cast. One can take from 
thirty to eighty fish in an evening's fishing. They can be 
found at the mouth of the Niagara River from June till Oc- 
tober. Any one wishing information of the fishing at 
Niagara can get the same of me or by writing to W. S. 
Lansing, Ksq., Niagara. — L. C. K. 

Anglino in Kentucky. — We are permitted to publish 
the following letter from a former Fish Commissioner of 
Tennessee to our correspondent, "J. D. D.": 

Rockcastle Springs, Ky., August 1, 1882.— I have 
reached the "climax" of fishing grounds. This place is 
certainly properly named. "Jim Crow's" letters in the 
Courier-Jour nal faintly portray the grandeur of these hills 
and streams; but read him of the 30th ult. I am sitting in 
the Grand Piazza, fronting the river, with a party of friends. 
My No. 3 reel at my side and the hook one hundred feet 
from me, extends into the deep water in full view. I Uave 
ha 1 some lively tuga, and have lauded seveial fine fish. 
"Salmon," jack, bass, channel cat and other game fish fill 
the waters, and the angler is happy. — Geo. F. Akers. 

Maine Notes. — The Orland correspondent of the Ells- 
worth American says sportsman are taking fine trout from 
the ponds in that vicinity, and the bass put in the river three 
years ago by John A. Buck have done well; a large one was 
caught the other day. The Belfast Journal says that Cob- 
bosseecontee Lake is becoming quite a resort for fishermen, 
aud its attractions are drawing people to its shores. Wm. 
F. Garcelon, Esq., of Lewiston, had the honor of reeling 
in a bass recently, said by the guide to be the largest one 
caught in Cobbosseecontee this season. 

Fifty-Dollar Trout. — Boston. — I sen iu an extract from 
a Portland, Oresron, paper, that "last Sunday a gentleman 
from Seabeck, W. T., went out in the canal for the purpose 
of catching fish, and when a twenty-five pound salmon took 
his hook it" nearly upset him. aud in lauding his game a if 50 
watch slipped from his pocket and sank from his sight in 
the water. This is the most costly fish ever caught, stand- 
ing the angler $2.50 per pound." Lots of our boys are out 
more than" $50 on one trout weighing less than a pound and 
never tell of it.— C. E. G. 

Size of Yellow Piurch.— East Douglas, Mass.— Have 
jlMt finished reading the last number of your unequalled 
paper, which I found very interesting. Iu " St. Clair's'' let- 
ter, of last number, he says he "presumes the perch in the 
North may weigti as high as a pound." I have caught them 
weighing three' pounds, and have seen them oven larger. 
They are a good table fish, and quite gamy, but not equal to 
the bass. The latter are quite plenty aud of fair siy.e, one 
being caught by a friend last week weighing four and three- 
quarter pounds. — Amatkub. 

Philadelphia Notes. — Aug, 5. — Fishing for sheepshcad 

has been very go •<! since the middle of July on all the bays in 
the New Jersey coast. Weakflsh are now' running in goodly 
numbers, and one cannot fail to find good sport at any point 
from Cape .May to Baruegat. At Bettertou, at the mouth of 
the Sassafras River, Ml. white perch, have begun to bite, 
but the fish arc small as yet. The run of larger" fish is never 
looked for until the lust of August and first of September. 
Few of our Philadelphia anglers fond of Bettertou perch 
fishing start for these grounds until the first week of the last 
mentioned month, preferring to wait for the bigger run.— 

Michigan.— Grand Rapids. June 23 —Wo have here some 
very fine black bass fishing, often taking them from three to 
five pounds weight, and they are gamy, I assure you. Our 
fall fishing is the best, as log-driving seriously interferes 
with spring fishing. Messrs. "Harrington and Curtis "take 
the bun" for lust fall, taking a magnificent string of bass, 
and hardly a fish less than three pounds weight. • I note in 
your issue of June 1. W. E. M., under date April 21. speaks 
of haviug caught fish in the Boardman. They were not 
then in season. — Alex. [The letter of W, E. M. was writ- 
ten May 21, the other date having been wrongly given.] 

Florida Fishing.— Large channel bass have entered the 
river, and I have been informed that a fisherman lauded five 
on Saturday last. Tarpon have appeared, and they are daily 
seen going through their acrobatic performances. On Sat- 
urday last a fisherman hooked a large fellow,- but he carried 
away the line. Sea trout of good size are biting freely on 
the ovster bans, opposite Pilot Town. — Al Fresco (Jack- 
sonville Aug, 8, itf82). 

Striped Bass.— Swampscott, Mas?., July 29.— The best 
buss of the season was taken here this morning by one of 
our experts, J. Porter Thomas. It was n handsome fish, 
though small, only weighing sixteen pouuds. He was taken 
off Tinker's Island, and his' captor, after taking him, landed 
thirty as fine tautog as one would wish to see. "Mr. Thomas 
says there are a few bass left marked J. P. T. We shall 
see.— S. M. S. 

Big Black Bass in Greenwood Lake. — Warwick 
Woodlands, Aug. 3.— On July 28 Dr. C. A. Olcott, of the 
club, caught a big mouth, or Oswego bass, weighing six 
pouuds. making him the champion fisherman of the season, 
he having caught the largest fish. — B. S. 

Narrowsburg, Sullivan Co., N. Y., Aug. S. — Fishing 
has been very poor here. — L. B. C. 



CI ONGRESS having accepted the invitation of the Govern- 
J meat of Great Britain to p irticipate in the great Inter- 
national Fisheries Exhibition, to be held at Loudon, in May, 
1SS3, the Commissioner of Pish and Fisheries has been in- 
structed to prepare, under the auspices of the Department of 
State, a complete and systematic exhibit representative of 
the fisheries of the United States. 

Preparations for the exhibition are already in progress, and 
there is no reason why it will not be possible during the nine 
months which remain" before the opening of the exhibition to 
provide for a display which shall do great credit to the ex- 
tensive fishery industries of this country. In order to accom- 
plish this result it will bs necessary to secure the co-operation 
and aid of all persons interested in fishing, fishculture, the 
fisheries and the related industries. I cordially invite corres- 
pondence, therefore, from any persons having articles suitable 
tor oxhibition, or willing to suggest plans by which the dis- 
play of the United States may be rendered more effective. 

Two classes of articles will be carried to Loudon for exhibi- 
tion, viz: 

First— Those which make up the "collective exhibit of the 
United States," and, 

Second— Those which are entered for competition. 

In the collective exhibit will be shown, in a systematic and 
synoptical manner, illustrations of our marine and fresh- 
water animals of economic value, together with the appara- 
tus and methods of their capture and utilization, and the 
commercial, scientific, social, historical and legislative aspect 
of the fisheries, ft will include the most striking features of 
similar exhibits made by the Fish Commission in the Phila- 
delphia Exhibition of tSTH, and the International Fishery Ex- 
hibition, at Berlin, in 1880. together with many additional 
ones never previously attempted. The major part of this 
display will be borrowed from the collections of the National 
Museum in Washington, but it will be necessary to secure a 
considerable number of new objects. 1 wish to reserve the. 
right of placing in this department sueh of the private ex- 
hibits as can there be. shown to the best advantage, it being 
understood that these are not to be excluded from competi- 
tion. When objects are purchased to fill gaps in this exhibit, 
it will be with the definite imderstauding that they cannot 
enter into competition, and the name of the person from 
whom they were obtained will not be mentioned on the 
labels or in the catalogue. 

It is considered especially desirable that the department of 
competitive exhibits shall contain a very complete represen- 
tation of the various food preparations of Ush — canned, 
dried, pickled, smoked, etc.— there being a constantly in- 
creasing demand in England for goods of this description, 
shipments to that country amounting, in 1881, to more than 
$2,000,000, in addition to the very largo exports to other parts 
of Europe and to the European colonies in the Eas... Manu- 
facturers of boats and boat-iittln^s, angling apparatus and 
costumes, and other similar articles, are also urged to con- 
tribute. Medals in gold, silver, bronze, and diplomas of 
honor will be awarded by a jury of experts. 

I am prepared to act, both in this country and London, as 
the representative ot individual exhibit. rs, and to attend to 
correspondence relating to applications for space, etc. Goods 
to be exhibited, if delivered in Washington. Philadelphia or 
New York, will be carried to London and installed at the ex- 
pense of the government; special arrangements may bo made 
for the. return of articles at the close of the exhibition. 

Prospectuses, blank application-f onus, blank "lists of ex- 
hibits proposed to be shown," and any information desired 
will be furnished on application. Applications lor space for 
competitive displays should be made before the 1st of Sep- 
tember, 1SS2. 

The exhibition — which is under the patronage ot the Queen 
of England and the presidency of the Prince orwales— Will be 
opened on the 1st o£ Hay, 188$ in buddings now being 
erected in the Horticultural, Gardens at South Kensington, 
and will continue for a period o t six months. 

Spencer P. Baibd, 
V. S. Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. 



[Atwtst 10, 1883. 

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esso-nibi-fl.— Nafloiud Anita-Iran Kennel Club Field Trials on Trali-ie 
OEucWs, 'Fairmont. Minn. Entries for On " ■■ ■■■ close July 1, lor Uu 
l,S ■■ ii-".: ' uhia, .- a.. 8< cretary 

November 17 -Eastern Field Trials Olub r;.-i-i rn., !■-. or Quail, near 
High Point., N. ('. tCulrios fertile Derby close Julv 1. For tho All 
Aged and Members' Slake. November 1. F. X. Hall, P. O. Uox 884, 
New York. SoCrCtary. 

December 4 -National American Kennel Club Field Trials on Quail, 
Urantl junction, Temi, D prj son, 11 mpbis, real]., Secretary. 

December n- Now Orleans uun CIul I lei I Mala or Quail, Opelou- 

«iw. La. Km . ' .■ ',.,.,.,, ,.|1. J i;. ':, ti.iu-1. s.-eretary. New 

Orleans, Las Entl-los for ilm Club Cup el, .so December 1. 

grand field dog, the Gordon setter; but as your correspondent 
"V." has not done so, I will. Idstone, 'in speaking of the 







eqnn lly hard and 

. _jgard - i m in of the i 

"Vitus" iu •-■ ". ii ■■ .i i.' ■. . .1 ■ ■ 

end what good cau ho do for abrei 

ins tO be made Up of cuutradic- 

' ■ ■ ' .\ mack controversy is ju-l. 

; "i.orr manner, and now""Vltus" 

useful eontrovery i 

'. . ! 


i himself; 

i tl ' I' ally is si 

:,,.ii i ,. doing so 

pretend to be ho gr 
May ! a* "Vitiu 
a study- i 

over ha v ill -■ been ei 

What • '. . - . 

'I ' 

he is only detracting 

Outage the black and tan Gordon 
i or Irish potter, why Rhould he 

It, as hollas made setters 
ii a hlaok and t;ui setter 

a or shown - an English setter. 
have! be pros blaekana 

^ as much as black and tan or 
ir "the 

e.s Em 


: .1 ...Hi 

tbiM Sodi 

goes out of his way to prove that the Gordon setter 
is a uiougro], aud by so dolus; he detracts from ono of his 
wa.nri'hi.i eiends uota pleasant sortof friend to have, I sliould 
say— and feal tin • indthat Stonehenge says so. All Stone- 
"i ' res is beie.viv evidence, which nowadays will not be 
I. Another writer says that coll ie blood was infused 
b* i !i" Duke on I bodon into his broad. Be these a, si rt a ei- as 
they may. we have now got a breed of dogs whose pedigree 
we can trace as Accurately as any English or Irish setter. 
The-:- p. .'decrees would be worthless if their repiv... m;..i la'.'e- 

ibd not. show certain distinctive marks of breeding. "Vitus" 
cannot deny that th'- original setters bred at Gordon Castle 
won-' f, a the most part, block, and Lord Lovat. who pur- 

.'iins;d ilr- st si n v.-., on rim t (onion I ' kennel was broken 
up. bred black white Lnd ; I lorflon setters. Why should 

'. m-'mss .i.' ' nd '•:.■'"• ilprwal -" ' by 

'''"".."',..- !. ■■■ pup bj a ' i ud i. an was considered , -. more 

su ' tldopthai] he bl ick, ■ hi - Indian. 

'.'.,!, i . i ii-o at all lovers of the 

' i i ■. at, hoar! and that, is how is he to be im- 

rfrovedi Mr. ij.avesa.ek improved the English setter by 

breading up bo a certain standard whiohi lie considered the 

E roper one, arid fltr. Llewelliu seeing certain faults in the 
asvero. do, . has endeavored bv his breeding of Enjrlish soi- 

i" thi .: u.l lets to a certain extent •-Mieceodod, 

tod I ha ve no doubt but some other enthusiast will improve 
on the UeweUiu setter. Ko I hope it, will be with the Gor- 
don. Sir, ld.:on has his idea-, of what they should be, Mr. 

-I i i.sshjs. andas both i 1 »e - at m a have the true 

|,,ee ...i the Be ' l" i - itt " 'is 1 1 a a, I B kve not the least doubt 
but that the;, will succeed In making great improvement < 

i ■ as th '■ ''.us as ' ' hi .- i u.s idea til 

Gordon setter has b ■ ■ 'si a too 1 

Inis'tli,' article of "Vitus/ 

consider hiiii an enemy of the nobli 
foolhti.nlicipss to c.'i.ll h'iiiiself the w: 

He must have had vor\ lit :.i e-.j,. 
tar and less of the Irish wis 

is Ii a sil . ; the Irish for all bis gc 

i dontal all wish to be like "Viti 
Irish and thus rim him down, but I 

don setter, t 

.i import in 
used to- il-, s , . , 
finding BC o b 
of the Go ■■'•' 
in their power to im 
in the field 

What, we want to 
mine the other dai 
"I i i ■ his work, a 


eavily made animal. No 
just published, but must 
dog of which he has the 
•m friend. 

■ii nee of the Gordon set- 
3 that the Gordon setter 
id qualities. 

3," a warm friend of the 
will say this of the Gor- 
LH-: and tractableness, 
3 in a dog that has to be 
erallv are used for— i. c, 
Let all lovers 
ry means 

; and 

a "big 
the bri 

us the 

e of his i 


e him and get back his lost prestige 

Iv stated bva friend of 
liked a dog with a. big 

respond to the enoourag- 

lt is principallv wanted. 
e it his: or Uttio, aud put 
hented eharacterLstics of 
ii-ine the. tlordon forward 
'. M. B. 


first bi 


' . . ., s .. " 

In vour issue ot the B7Uh July, an article written under the 

si ■ s prov Ions issue in May he writes under the. 

■ in a plum 'Vitus." As your correspondent rephes to 

me, ph'.asc. permit, : dim. where he states many 

persons are. of the ojiiuiou that the Dnke of (iordonwas the 

oi'i,e'inator of the I tl sand he presumes, he says, 

from the tone 01 mi letter; t am one of these, I will staaj in 
reply (,o this assertion that 1 have never yet. seen or read evi- 
dent ■ ittC i ' s . m where ifhis ooible strain Of setters 
did originate, bui am sufficiently satisfied to gf¥e the Duke of 

em'" n s ; them alter him, its has been done 

s , so 'on c.j lmot doubt, I hope, that 

i.i.i S" lb" isi' - of Gordon we probably i - 

would nave kn id be i able to perpetuate tb.'" "' 

ultra of setters, and tus they certa' 

prominently before the publie by the 

; i , ■ I ;■.'.', i a herd s Idsto 

b .t I say. Idstom- .-las.-ilie; 

Irish aud Gor Ion. and vs 10 ■ :1 I' 

s . i, ,i ■ ■ i , , is ., ; ' 
...... , , o -s. Is " 

, ,, ■ .ii 1 1, on i a ■ . lordo 
or La.'craeks have. Now U, 
all admirers ol Ma. Ion ins 

Mr. Editor, if yui 

in ,".0 i. Jill SO "I 

, ■ ' , i , ,, . tioaii 

do j should be bred for Utility, w uy, jur. rjuiuor, 

Khaw, nio ■ i" n 'S'l'oo, '\'.--,|!ioi.-s, tolls us " 
i,-, ..I. l>s. loaiucl far higher th 
, .■ .■ i" i. , i os, atnlage. 
" nOastle wasal,'. i. s looffod u[ 

i family 

nk, will be the dei 

W I think this 


in of those 

tation from 
»ssod of no 


impurity of blood.' 

-orpiidns' bi mo that one whose, knowledge of 

' | to be made up from books alone 

liouhl have neglected to tall us what Idsbone. says about this 

Gordon setter, says: '"Much hti 
quality, and dogs with any tra> 
blood command the highest 
Regent, Old Bangs, Old Dan, 
Fan, for Mr. Took and the 
ik is ample warrant f» 



stock is ample wtrraut b-r purity of liros, he. see 
states, "he has boon .assured bv' e-nl lemon Still liv 
who shot with the Duke, thiit there wei'o numbers 
and tan setters at Gordon Castle." but that ho. also \. 
prized breed, and shot over black, white and tans, 
the. list of dogs so Id at the Duke's sale, and State! 
and says- "without doubt, these, formed onlj t par 
kennel for I have heard that a race ot hi. a ': so, I is, 
white ft-ills went to the Duke of Abercorn, and tl 
others went to the Did-. ■ of A v , . baud Viscounl Ro'ji 
the latter of whom received one which was giVB 
Duke of Argyle- »B a present just at or before tie 
Gordon's death.'' He further states "he has seen be 
ters of the black and tan than any other breed." 
In speaking of Kent, he says: "He won the grand gold 

3 day. btit he probably 
•olov and large stat- 

medal in France. He was fine" 
imposed upon many judges by 

ure," which imposition, I claim 

size to-dav. by breeders always looting after tliese prize wm- 
nore on the bench, and seeking them for stud purposes and 
perpetuating these monstrosities, winch "V." would have as 
believe were caused by bloodhound cross, hlsfame further 
says "he has often wondered what the public would have 
thought it they had seen Lord Bolingbroke's Argyle." He 
tells us "lie was a narrow, deep made, rncv looking dog, oil 
true pure Gordon blood." (Now here is an entirely di Iterant 
si vie dog, and he in Kent's dav was iu form, and from all one 
can learn from books, what I 'havo been pleased to term the 
light-weight Gordon setter, and of the style of those, shot 

bv Duke of Gordon, 
Stonehenge prove this conolus 
Editor. I would like to ask yo 
tended a bench show, and if 

held in New York, at Gihuon 
call to Ids mind soin 
other words, what I 


all Lhc 


e-ities cx< 


did Iu 




I Ifli 

. if he o oi 
d the Brat 
S did. I w< 

tyle Gordon; 



oral Others wl: 
lot he did not 
to-day. These do; 

all light weights; pi 
Shot. Mr. Mimn 

d Mr. Ttlley's Dream I., and sev- 
1 1 t o mind at pre tent. In all this 
il like those we see on the bench 
ept for field work, and have left 
and daughters behind theiu as grand as their illustrious 
in the field This style dog you never see at the bench 
show, now the Stonehenge standard has driven them off, and 
their heavy relatives, bred for bench show business, allowed 
(fully to take their place. 

r correspondent seems to ipiestion my navingpure bred 
Gordons of light weight. Evidently he ha's seen but few ot 
ly kind. After reading the above, and I tell him my light 
•ight beauties traee directly back to the dogs 
spoken of by Idstone. and i 
letter, he. will then find his a 
their veins he will find runs as p 
And to the assertion 111 
il, is as falsi 



ive shown 
list for scv 

f kenn 
' doe 

i Lb 

by aU, am 
. to th< 
Editor, 1 1. 

ng a little, too far off the book learning that 
i more familiar with, so I will give him a few more lines 
l Idstone that I hope will help to show him that I am 
eet in mv views as regards the Gordon setter previous to 
;h shows. Idstone says, "The Rev. Mr. Hutchinson, a 
.shire clergyman, who writes under the name of Sixtv-one. 
soinegood ones, especially as regards name, speed; aud 
the Marquis of Huntly who never passes by a good one if it is 
to be obtained, he has Silk and young Kent, both bred by 
Idstone. The latter except that he has not tip-top speed, ft 

it, find aud quarter his gro 

of Dandy, < 



.f the best di „ 
Inch 1 ever broke, but he 
juld wish him." In speaking of Dand 
Fleming, of Kiflkerran House, lie says he 

laking ninety or oue hundred points at the first field tried 
_ rflrneld, at which, he says, he was one of the judges, Mr. 
Fdilor, I will have to ask you to please pardon me for mak- 
ing this article of much more length than I at first intended. 
but when one has to deal with one whom he presumes, from 
Is writing, to be a book-worm and not a practical sports- 
an, fond of following good Gordon setters in quest of game, 
in will readily understand how this article has grown una 
■ares. I will close it at once by saying I will not answer V. 
• Vitus, as he. styles himself, unless he treats me, as I have 
him, by writing over his own signature. Harry- Malcolm, 
Baltimore, Aug. i. 

In this connection we publish the following, which will at 
least prove new to the friends of the Gordon. It is written 
bv "Strathbogie" to our London contemporary, the Stoel;- 
Esejwr. He says: "It may interest some of the Stdtk- 
Kcrjier readers to know how the black white and tan setters 
were first bred, but I do not give it as authentic, but as the 
tale was told me by an old man loiu manaoeraL Kinnivie. and 
who was intimate* with ,Iubb, the late Duke of Gordon's heiul 
keeper. On my return to dear Aberdeen two weeks ago, i 
chanced to come across the old person referred to, and he 
assured me that the 'white' color was_ produced by crossing 
with the Spanish pi 

Mr. Horatio Ross t 
readers wish to hear wh 
I shall write, him for the 
has sported with the lat 
a truer sportsman, or a 
highlands of Scotland 
known to him, I feel stir 


: a better shot, 

Ions in all the 
ing personally 

Editor Forest and Strmm: 
In your issue of July 27 appears an article 
l Gordons aud black and tans. As mv name 

ri th it I will a 

ments thereon. He clai; 
gives Stonehenge as his authc 
certainly proves no such thim 
of, unless a person is silly em 
that he thought probably it vi 
sportsman of to-dav cannot 
weakness. Tile coat of a Goi 
bles a bloodhound, aud the 
really possesses the excellouis 
be traced to another source, 
parison of black and tan sett 
dons, in your issue of May ;: 
son to show the s' " 


rith the direc 

stead of > 


of the Scotch or Gordon setter at the expense of tb» 


There has not been a black aud ti 
years past, but as selfish men are i 
others their own selfish notions. X v. 
bag that in my experiencj with Iris 
had nothing to spare toward the im 

breed. In V" 'ill I ,,'',...'.", 01 

Mo.-jhiu-, Aug, 1,1888) 

n setter in my kennel fer 
ver ready to impute t* 
ill pass that over by say* 
i setters, many of tham 
3iovement of any other 
ie term Gordon, if' he will 
is known as a Gordon set- 
Ige my error in supposing 
So far as changing tho 
vs is concerned I 

I continue to'do so let the 
iere should be no scale at 
ie- of setters to-day, and 
ly former period of the 
i the bold and slashing 
ud uncontaminated by a 

John Davidson. 


Etlitnr Fore*! and Stream: 

I wish to thank Mr. Kirk for his very courteous reply to my 
letter of inquiry of June W. I should have made the aos 
kuowledgment sooner, but have been absent. For tho sama 
reason Ihave not carefully aimlyr.ed the standard of the A. 
■e.d to criticise it. Mr. Kirk says 
si si i... o.o e„d exhibitor." This is 
tor the term as commonly ac- 
n willing to plead guilty-to. My 
solely for the purpose of obtain- 
ipugti the motives of the judge 

0. S. Club, and am not. prepa 
that I am "apparently a d 
hardly a proper clossuiQatiozi 

cepted implies more than 1 a 
motive in writing to you was 
ing information, aud not to ii 
or to hold him up to the pub! 
dishonest, which appears to 1 
disappointed exhibitor. No, 
self to harbur any feelings of 
capable tt judge as I believe 
have the leisure time I shall i 

ithod of the 
re loo much respect for my- 
kind, especially toward so 
Kirk to be. As soon as I 
. . .fully go over the standard of 
the A. C. S. Club and may jo: downsome of the ideas that 
occur to me should I deem tnem Of importance. 1 also "wish 
to thank M. B., whose letter appears in the same number, 
and to say to him that the length of my favorite cooker is al- 
most three times his height at th* shoulder. The exact figures 
are 10^' inches at the shoulder and :29 inches from nose to 
root of" fail. His coat is decided ly wavy ; and, my dear M. 
II. . allow mo to say , with all dot irence to your opinion, 1 con- 
sider it Ids chief beauty, and would not part with a single 
wave, not. even to secure a prize. There, is not. the suspicion of 
a .-iii-i I., a single hair of his body, only waves, and Stone- 
henge says that the coat should be "slightly wavy." Possibly 

. - s I.. is- oa'ixed, as I have not iStouehenge at hand, 

but as M. B. seems to have about the same idea of his points 
for the cocker that 1 entertain, perhaps he will do me the 
favor to give "Spaniel" chapter aud verse. Cooker. 

Toronto, Aug. 7, 1B8S, 
if, and Strmm : 

nd lovers of the sporting cocker will read with 
:st the. following letter from "Stonehenge," 
s the undisputed position in England and Amer- 
vherever dogs are intelligently bred and used, of 
eatest living authority oil the dog. 
ieel well assured, will have the hardihood to pit 
n against that, of "Stoneheuge," and I 
: Cocker Spaniel Club can point with 
i such a complete indorsation of its 

tbink the A 
pardonable ] 
"standard" by tne great autuor. 

To my fellow-members oi the "( 
"Scnex," I take this opportunity of 
our standard being a "false and perni 
and wicked injustide, aud a blot, < 
disgrace to the Same of the cocker 
the proud distinction of being thorc 
highest possible authority in the ea 
"b'toueliemre." I may say that 1 hi 
sion to publish his letter; and in v. 

'oeker Club," including 
saying that matead oil 
ciousone," causing "foul 
i scandal and a burning 
spaniel," it has obtained 
ughly supported by the 
nine world, the famous 

u-liest opportii 

which i 

USf feel 1' 

Remembering the very friendly feelings quite recently ex- 
pressed by him in correspondence with me regarding tho 
Cocker Club. 1 can only think that he. must have allowed tho 
wrath engendered by a dyspeptic attack to overmaster his bet- 
ter judgment. I would iike to see his pen better employed 
than in throwing mud at the club of which lie was so recently 
an enthusiastic member. Yours truly, J, F. Kirk, * 


"TtrE I'Telli," Mlfi Strand, I 
London, W. C., July 27, I8S3. \ 

Dear Sir— I have read with pleasure voUr letter iu PoRBM 
and Stream of the 16th inst, and am quite with you as to tho 
desirable size of the cooker. You will notice that vour high- 
est weight is only two pounds less than I have given, viz., 
"thirty pounds at the. least," and that I express 
the increased size "militates against their use in s, u'm- coverts." 

In "Dogs of the British Islands" I have doserib. 
thoy are, aud not as I think thev ought to be. My own opin- 
ion is quite hj accordance with your standard, and ind d ! 
can fully indorse the views of "vour club on all points. It 
must, however, be remembered that in these days of 
hedgerows a bigger dog can work than iu former times, v< 
he would havo bean quite unable to force his way throng! 
small rabbit rims which a 

" J. F. Kirk, Esq. 

■ doi 


e days of 



fay throu; 


vith. Kin, 


J. H. Wai 

In la: 

bull rsi 


re.-f and Stream: 

reek's issue "Brindle," in writing about the color of 
is, .-i,ks, Why is white to be preferred to other col- 
mi (; qJ \er'o rthaw's Illustrated Book of the Dog, 
will lind his question answered, and the matter of 
- gone into. Also by referring to the number of 
York Country, issued January 19, 1678, 1. find that 
rge" says: "The color for show purposes must b» 


ucy breed, and for several 
i tne. fancy color. Of course there 
her colors than white, and for my 
good, plucky dog as a companion 
not for the show bench, 1 would as soon have a 
white, for the brlndles very seldom want cOUr- 
cll-marked brindle is a. handsome color. 

- I l.f I will toy a few words about bllU- 

anted i 

quality the black and tan possesses came from the Irish, and 
then goes on to say this being the case, and we have 'till Where is his evidence: is his 
mere assertion the strong proof he speaks of I fail t tee) i1 
in that light, or as proof of anv tiling but egotism. 

Ho further states that I do not want tbi rules changed as i 
they suit my «wu kennel, and that 1 want, to keep up *« I 

brindle, aud as a rule I think the brindle dogs show tho true 
els e i nnsilioii ofteuer than the white. In judiiiug bull- 
dogs 1 think the colors should stand in the following order, 
viz.: All brindle, whole white, brindle and white, white and 
brindle. Is this correct? I should like t o hear what others 
think on this subject. By the by, when are we to see a bull- 
..log club for .. v..--.. like the present, or in a fewyears 

our bulldogs v-Ji ba-.-e degenerated into big, thick-he ' " 
clumsy terriers. Let us beep the breeds distinct. 

Ht5M i 0C& 
St. Lbonab.1, P. <J. 

AtwtraT II, IMS.] 





"DACKET is a white black and ten Eirvii.Ji setter of; m«- 
XX dinin size, owned by Mr. J, li. G-oodsell, of New York. 
Ho will be four years old noxt month. H-; i bv H:i;i!=t 
(Rob-Roy— Pickles), out of Leda (Leicester— Rose). Racket 
won third at Now Yorkju 1JS8I awl second a; the same place 
mlSSS. Haftagood-Jodkins auimal, and '■■ l ie sire of quite 
a unilobar of (rood ones, uotablv a litter pf six that wi 
liibited at Pittsburg] and even I ;, 

we ever saw, ami. although only ten months old they all te- 
ooived ribbons, the four dogs winnim- first, second, a 
vies in their class, while the two bitche were 
second and vhc. They were also winner^ in the special 
classes against older dogs. Mr. Soodsell bus bred his Cavav- 
fl^k bitches. Carluia aiid Petri'! Ill . id will, 

doubtless, be able to show something line to the progeny. 
The cut is by Harry 

Editor Forest and Stream: 

In a recent number of Komcsx asv Stream I wasvarv much 
interested in Col. Tucker's remark:, on parties Win to 
respond to orders. Recptestintj ordei ■■ 

tainly vorv annoying to breeders, who have perhaps refused 
to book other orders, thinking in. vb.t i all (hey , -ould till, 
and then at the last moment, when Etouk is ready to 
informed by the party thai ordered . • . change 

of oirGUmstancos Ihe, did not want tho stock -1 as if tho 
breeder could shoulder all Lh • reepoo ib'UitiesQl "i- supposed 
patrons; and 1 wiil here sav that I do not want to book any 
orders from this class. When a jiarfty orders stock from me 
I want and expect to have it taken, and have fiom 
thought I would not hook any orders uiuu—onjpanied'witu 

liny, after I have 

ace, request stock 

safe in so 

..jth through ao elegant 
5 ispoitsmari e m h .idly nil it amiss 
it any station along in lino below 

their dogs in the trials ni 
. t will appertain thereto, and will not 
Mbrnh tho Forest Sko Ktheam iV.r suggBBHons us to h»w thoir 

trip ; to Minnesota may be made pleasant. I write to the now 

in a proprietary sense) class of sportsmen, and if my 

s.t: .;■ st ions are followed X can assure them a pleasant trip andele- 

Visit St. Paul first aud see its beauties. Thou take tho Omaha 
lino at 8:30 P. II. and get off at Blue Earth City. Ask for the 
Constans House and yon will b_- directed to a comfortable hotel 
where you will have a clean Ik J and plenty to eat, whose proprie- 
tor is a gentleman of the old school, hale and hearty at sixty 
. who lores his guns and dogs and horses almost as 
well as ho does his wife; who has hunted in tliis loealityfortwenty 
yisars, and who knows where and when and how to shoot. Whou 
yon are comfortably settled here vou will find that vou are in one 
in Minnesota, on tho banks of the Blue Earth 
unbounded on i-v.rv side by a beautiful rolling prairie 
th farm houses and cultivated groves of cottouwood and 
ir livery stable, and a drive of 
ntroduco you to a covey of 

maple. The village contains a f 
from two to three miles will 

The Constans House charge 
free, and a good team aud drive 

Another point I wish to take its Uii 
offered togfye.fcham unexceptionable i 

to be seut C. 0. 1)., evidentlv thinkm.- 

doing, which ho is not. The party ordering may not know 
what points a good do-.? ought to have, aud if stock does not 
look as he expected, he refuses to receive first-chiss s| .. ■ 
and tho breeder is out express charges both ways and ex- 
pense while at express olllee; anfl very likely if stock ■ 
it will die from double journey and want of proper Dare, ami 
the breeder loses stock in addition to express charges. The 
party ordering may have money when he orders, but go "on 
a bust' - and be penniless when stock arrive-, and oof, in con- 
dition to receive it, and, as in the. other case, the breeder bears 
the loss. 

I have mentioned such cases to s-hnw that reliable breeders, 
whose stock is all fight, have cood reasons for ivn; 
ShipC. 0. I)., unless person onicrin- gives w-.H-known and 
unexceptionable reference. 

1 always reuuost to bo notified immediately by receiver of 
condition stock arrives in, and, strange to say, many never 
respond, and some, weeks after receiving stock! write that pup 
did not arrive in good condition owing to journey and has 
just died, and if safe delivery was warranted expect 
sent, when pup might have been all right, for: ill 
when received, its time enough had elapsed to 
and die of consumption; and while in the past I have sent 
pups to replace such opes, do not intend to in the future, and 
shall consider that if not immediately notified bi sfcdcJVuot 
being in good condition to consider mvs-lf under no obligation 
to make good the loss in case of deatli. 

I have written these few lines for the benefit of I 
who have Borne rights that purchasers „u :!•.< 
the fact of any breeder advertising year after vear a a paper 
of character like Forest and Sti'-Eatis is proof c-nou-h that ho 
is reliable and his stock good, and purchasers have little to 
ftWitthey will plac:i their orders in ri hands. 

They have a reputation at stake and cannot allord to inisivp 
. sent their stock or send out poor specimens. 

Nine times out of ten it is the. breeder who is il 1 used, and 
nine times out of ten by the, wanting "order cancelled" class, 
with which I am utterly disgusted. .•'■. Ki.more. 

Goanbv, Conn. 


SPORTSMEN generally are interested in the National i 
American Kennel Clujo Pi'-hl Trials on Prairie Chickens, bo 
be run at Fairmont, Minn.. Sept. 4, ami as a great many or ! 
them will be present, aud some among the niiioii .• 

. -H-mation in reference to the country in which the" trial ' 
will take place, I last week vis. te.d the !<n'-nli( ,-. i,. fie in:, , 
est of the FOREST a\ii Stream, and herewith submit d 

operations, the 
Paul, Minneapi 
Line," for slio 
same evening, 
comfortable sli 
tatiou of dogs, 
gun from a 
many good doj 
to appreciato 
kindly, it p 
chicken conntr 
b/ tarn ngo I 

Those who ha 
posted in ovorythl 

two dollars per day, dogs 
l be had for s:i.f>0 per day. 
■ajrs ot trom twenty-uve to ouo uundrcd birds are the com- 
■. .or two gun-. Blue Earth City is twenty miles 
rom Fairmont by wagon road, every inch of which cau be 
unted and gamo started <■-. a ry half mile. It is distant thirty 
riles by rail. It is only ten utiles distant from tho Iowa Stato 
jue; and as the open season commences in lowu Aug. 15, those 
• u taste gnuiu by driving across the lino. A 
isitor to Blue 'Earth can takB iu trials, get his fill of chicken 
iooi lug, t no birds being very abundant, have some Bport on 
ueks. perhaps bag a sandhill crane or wild goo<=o, aud enjoy 
■inio line bass fishing in the rivor— a combination of delights 
irely found in one. locality. il , n r. 

St. Pal%, Minn., August, 1882. 

billet of \ 

THE SMUGGLER'S DOG.— One of those industrious indi- 
know how to make a chaldron of coals out of a 
jod, determined, in extreme poverty, to engage in 
preferred that of the merchandise which occupied 
tne least space, and was calculated to yield tho most profit. 
He borrowed a small sum ot money from a friend, and re- 
pairing to Flanders lie there bought pieces of lace, which, 
without any danger, he .smuggled into France in tho follow- 
ing manner: He trained an active spaniel to IiIb purpose. Ho 
cause:l him to be shaved, and procured for him the skin of 
another dog of the same hue and the same shape. Ho then 
rolled the lace around the body of his dog, and put over it the 
garment of the M ranger so adroitly that 

would sny to 
,'u these wi 
ugli the gates of Mali 

impossible to 
discover the trick. The lace thus arranged in his pedestrian 
le messenger, "Forward, 
log wniUil Start and pass 
5 or Valenciennes, in tho 
igilant officers placed there, to prevent smug- 
's, he would wait for his mas- 
i country. There they mutu- 
e merchant placed his pack 
ring his occupation as noces- 
cess of the smuggler that in 
bsudaome fortune, and kept 
prosperous. A mischievous 
:•::.'.•.; ami notwithstanding 
was suspected, watched aud 
mnning of some animals ex- 
om-houso expeot him at one 
and iustantfy went toward 
• against him, he overcame 
,11, at others 



to his 

i.hnt e 

sningly follow the trail of the far-away f ox 

gifted with the power to dUeriminata tho 
to us atmost inconceivable difference between the older and 
more recent footstep* Who shall say that th« instinet that 
leads the hound to pursue his pray also inspires him to taka 
the propar directions or that reason prompts the course! Wa 
leave the subject in the hands of our readers, trusting that 
any of them who may have scented out the explanation will 
"give tongue.''] 


o iv lied a ile>;. ;: i oln-vi 1 -,,,,,;,([, so f.-rooious of habit and de- 
meavior that at the time of the great l.'ong'-ess of : -so ho flow 
at Prince Gortchakoff, to the grim, though suppressed, en- 
Joyment of his master. All Berlin knew how fond the 
Uhancellor was of the beast. It was his constant companion 
by day and by night; ho was never seen without it, either in 
the streets or in the gardens of his palace; and it was said 
that the jealous fidelity of the dog. tried through many 
years, had endeared him to the Prince to i'ue exclusion of 
every other favorite. One day the brute (bed suddenly, they 
say poisoned. Berlin felt the bereavement of Bismarck as 
an irretrievable, calamity. What would the great man do 
without his faithful dumb friend* No other could ever re- 
place one so fondly loved. The very next morning another 
mast ill, equally ferocious, equally attached, equally unap- 
proaehabk. bv strangers, inspiring fie- smih. 1 reeiju g L :a 1 ten- 
derness, was seen passing the streets by the side of his mas- 
ter, whose hand lay on the collar of the new comer With the 
same trust iu his prowess as it used to lie on that of his pre- 
decessor. Tho hint was efficacious, and watch-dog No. 3 
was allowed to live. — Sun. 

ill iNUMENT TO EDWARD LAVERACIC— In response to 
the appeal of Mr, /Edward Armstrong for contributions for 
the purpose of erecting- a suitable monument over the remains 
of Mr. Edward Lavoraak. in White Church churchyard, many 

gentlemen in this vicinity, wishing 1 1- ■:,;■-■,- the liigh esteem 
hi which they hold his memory, and desiring to subscribe to 
the fund, have placed the matter in the hands of Mr, E. A. 
Herzberg, of l,4oi Pacific street, Brooklyn, N, Y., who will 
gladly receive and forward to Mr. Armstrong such amounts 
as may be placed in his hands for the purpose. Mr. Herzberg 
has already received a number of subscriptions, and many 
more aro promised. Following is the list so far received; 
Mr. Thomas F. Ryan, New York city, :s!0; Dr. H. F. A ton, 
Brooklyn, ■*-",; Dr. H. Fleet Spent Brooklyn. St.; Mai. Wb solar 
BrookhTi, ;s5; Mr. H. T. Datifortk, Brooklyn, so: Mr. Edmund 
OrgiU. "Brooklyn, .<.; Air. .bweph T. Poi-kins, Brooklyn, 85; 
Mr. H. E. Hamilton, Jursey City. ¥•>; Edward K. Hardy, Bos- 
ton, Mass., #5; Forest and Stream Publishing Co., So. 

DOGS LOST.— Mr. C. E. Lewis, of Suspension Bridge, N. 
Y., has lost his imported smootu-QOated St. Bernard bitch. 
Any one learning of her whereabouts will confer a favor and 
receive a suitable reward by notifying him. For particulars, 
see his advertisement. 

Mr. J. S. Klein, of 188 Cherry street. Mew York, has lost 
his liver and white, setter dog, who Btrayed from Western 
New Jersey on the 'id of Jul vl He is about three years old, 
and stands'.-! trifle higher behind than iu front He. had on at 
the time a collar with his owner's address, who will pay a 
liberal reward for his r 


ii larg 


dogs at Aldridge's repository last we 
late Major Vaughan Lee, of Dellington 1'a 
tracted the attention of sportsmen, the poi; 
blood of the famous Edge breed. A brace 
by Champion Garnet, fetched Bugs,; Jiillv 
Sigs.; Main, 25gB.; and the i'-i brace reaU 
brace of puppies, whelped last February, b 
brace of pointers, from the kennel of the Hoi 
realized -tSlfigs. ; Buxton, an English setter 

Of Mr. Jau.':- " sein..' i"-'m I'.: ' ■'.'. ■..:,-,.. I ' 

spaniels, SOgs.— Live Stock Journal, July 31. 

„ale of sporting 
kennel of the 
, Somerset, at- 

eis eomp/ismg 
an go and Mus. 
4lgS.; Dainty, 

SNOWFLAKE— Palo, Mich., July SI.— Editor Forest and 
Stream: I wish to correct an error which 1 made when I 
sent you notice of the whelping of my pointer bitch Snow- 
flak«,"whic i appeared in your issue of "July ST. I gave her 
pedigree as by Maryland, out of Tell, and it should have been 
by Glonmark, out of Girl, Maryland and Tell being her grand- 
siro anil granddam on her dam's side.— W. J. PEitcrVAU 

MONTREAL DOG SHOW.-The Dog Fanciers' Association, 
of Montreal, Canada, propose holding a bench show in that 
city next mouth. 



Konnel notes .1 
publiuution of n< 
Hculars of each < 
I. Color. 
S. JJrewL 

4. Age, 

C. Ivcue 


V. Sire, > 

!). Dam, with lierslre 
10. Owner of dam. 
All names must he plainly written. Coimnuuioutioti 
paper only, and signed widi writer's name. 

[eziqe of owner, 
■or s.-lfr. 
th his sire and dam. 
nf sire. 

and u^ni 

Mi one ?.1dr of 


his faithful dog.— L 

would thus accomplishliis aim. On 
swimming in a stream near Malines he 
i tin water. There was then about him 
is' worth of lace, tho loss of which did 
, but he was inconsolable for the loss of 
> -'•„,'. Jammed, July 14. 

letter bitch, 

imported from thekenhel Of I'. Bullock, Bilstou, Staffordshire, 
tho block cocker Frank. He is by Frank, out of Nell, by old 
Bob. He is a long, low dog withn -.pleiKlid head and cars, 


3 0ft 

• lie.! 


:st sti 

u England 

: . s S. ;::•.)'.- Worcester, Mass., July Sfl.- 

-.1 n.vl ■• i /■■ a.n: ( ,.n '-on, or some of your corre- 

iVho know, or Ihmkfhcvkuow, LeUmehowitist.bat 

s enmintr to a track that thev cannot see. or in the 

•cut., take 



nineti-nine times om 

Hunter, bin om- issue ol 
upon this very isterestii 
biiit.y to fathom the niVj 

bleBU dog to perforin III 

while bracing the footstt 

suit. W'bo-l'.all deane 
lix a bound for its seopei 

mastiff dops, whelped July 'il, V<S~. by his Dul ' 

his Pri.b- ibiilce- .luno). 

/■.Vbi.-. Belle, Meg, Ihu-ha*. Priit II. and Tftta. By Mr. unoriesis. 
Shaw, Clinton. Mass., for masliT biteli.s «i,.f, i.dd. ■ ■ • 

bin DukeiP.iiii' Belle) QUt of bis Pride (Dul Juno) 

.Vooiurfoae. Bv Mr, W. A. Ooster, ... L. L. for black, whits 

ami tan English seller hitch, whelped May 28, Ifitg, le 'dudstone out 

of Swiizo. 

<iu.i'b-. P.y Mr. r. Dallies. Boston. Ma-s.. for livr and white ticked 

' k, whelpt <IJnii »d. 1883, by )iis Dicl, i Pete. Jr. -Kaiooud 

•i's Daisy (l«,h Nellie). 

BvMr. O. W. Rogers, Billerica, Masa, for white, fawn 
in beaglo dog, whelped June It, lSSil, i, v .Mr. N. Elmore's 
ir fiiiTi.Mii ..niisiin]>..rh.i Mn-i. (Boekwood- Paiibful). 

i lcinon and wbit» 

3f Leo 

:i. Aui 

Il Las 

r K. 

lie game of wiiic.h lie is in pur- 
its, "I thin marvelous gift, or 
> .--ball say that t>be deliaot^ | 

(Spring \i 
tSpmuer- \ 

. I'orriyal's black, white aud Inn lieaela 
o his ilbiuler-Silll, July ill. 

ustructiont: at hand of tliia cohinm, 

ir J.S Nn-Mi'a , London, Oni.i Irish terrier hitch Korai 

.1 H Vjve,,-- ..l.oi,il..||. Mill.': III. a terri-r llll.cU Tall 



[Atktow 10, 1383. 

Novice. Mr. Fred. W. Rothera'a (Slmeoo, Ont.) imported rough- 
coated St. B-rn.-ird bitch Novice, July an, four (throe dogs), by hia 
Priam: tbe bitch since dead. 

TuiiUqht. Mr. n, Bailey Harrison's black, blue and tan English 
getter hitch T.viliglu (Gladatont — Mersey), ten (three dogs), by hia 
Dick Laverock iThuiuler— Peeress). 

Juno. Mr. A S. Anwar's iXewYnrk) imported collie bitch Juno 
(Bob— Lass), July 31, seveu. by his champion Marcus (F. K. C. S. E. 


tW See instruction* at head of this column. 

Random—Romp 11, uAelp. Pointer doe puppy, by Mr. Edmund 
Orgill Bn-.i. Oyn, N Y . s 'I,- .t A '-m-ssi. ■..,, ■[.„ :, ■. :-,,[., 

Ruth— Juno' whetn. Pointer bitch puppy, by Mr. Edmund Orgill, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., to Mr. J. A ,-- ',,, >fevada. 

t3T~ See instruction* at head of t'^ii oilumt. 

Juno. Lemon and white pointer hitch li-simsation-SehiefrcUn'a 
Juno), by Mr. Charles- M. Sckl"ITellu, Mount Vernon, N. Y., to Mr. 
Edmund Orgill, Brooklyn. N. Y. 


f-T7"' .See at head of thin column. 

Duke of Lneust VaUai—Lou whetp. Gordon setter doc, whelped 
May 13, 1892, owned by Mr. W. M. Tiloston, Babylon, L. I., July SO. 

$ifle and fjfrap ^hoofing. 


Foet Keogb, M. T., July 29, 18S9, 
Editor Forest and Stream: 

The following are th" best scores at Fort Keogh, M. T., by mem- 
bers of the Regular Army, for quota of Depart niont of Dakota Rifle 
Team : 

Lieut. J. M. T. Pnrtelle, 5th Infantry. 

300yds 4 4 6 5 4 4 5 4 4 4-4.1 

8»yds 4 4 5 i 5 4 5 4 8 5-43 

OflOyda 5 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 3 4— 42— 128 

First Sergeant Linger, Co. F. 5th Infantry. 

SOOyda 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4—40 

800yds .,4 8 4 4 4 14 4 8 4-33 

800yds 8 5 4 4 5 8 4 5 3 4 — 38— 117 

Sere-cant Popple, Co. E, 5th Infantry. 

200yds : 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 8-38 

SMrds 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4-43 

60Oyds 9 4 4 4 S 4 3 4 4 3-35—110 

! ' .i [I., s r,. , ,- ' I " I'.. ' 111 I > i I". i • , I r\ 

800yds 4 44444454 4 — II 

8»yds 5 4 4 5 8 4 5 4 4 5-^42 

600yds 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3-83—115 

Sergeant Druean, Co. 0, 5th Infantry. 

SOOyda 4 5 4 4 3 3 8 8 2 4-35 

8»vds 5 84443544 5— (1 

600yds 5 53483354 4-88—114 

Musician Bannan, Co. E, 5th Infantry, 

200yda 4 4 4833554 4-39 

300yds 4 4 3 554544 4—48 

000yds 3 88833448 5-33—114 

Corporal Mclutyre, Co. F, 5th Infantry. 

20Dyds .3 4 13 3 5 4 4 4 4-37 

890yds 4 44544584 4-41 

600yds 8 34802485 4-30-108 

Prirata Wren, Co. 0, 6th Infantry. 

SOOyds 4 34444458 4-89 

800yds 4 3 4 342845 4-88 

600yds 8 38 43358 8-28—103 

Corporal Kohler, Co. A, 5th Infantry. 

SOOyds 3 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 8 8-87 

830yds 8 5 4383445 4— 8S 

600yds : It) 5 8234440 2—87—108 

Sergeant Coles, Co. C, 5th Tnfantry. 

800yds 4 243 4 4434 5-87 

SOOyds 3 2 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4-87 

600yda 3 54 4 02323 3—27—101 

Sergt, Kuhn, Co. B, 5th Infantry. 

SOOyds 5 44443333 4-87 

SOOyda 4 4444 3 445 4—40 

SOOyds - -.2 22223488 2—24—101 

Corporal R. Quiun. Co. G, 5tli Infantry. 

800yds .4 54334844 4-33 

SMyds.. . 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 3 3 3—89 

fiOOyds 42 4 22042 3-22-99 

i- ii-,,..,.i| i ', n ... i -., \. M'i lufantr', . 

fiOflyOa 3 44344848 4—86 

8.M'yds ,..•! 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 4-3S 

600yds ...5 00200205 5-19-91 

Private Wyatt, Co. E, 5th Infantry. 

SOOyda 4 33444443 4—37 

300yds 4 344 3 8434 8-85 

SOOyda - 80322202 2-16—88 

Corporal Boyle, Co. B, 5th Infantry- 

SOOyds 3 88544444 8-37 

SOOyda 2 4 3 2 3 3 2 5 8-87 

600yds 2822800 4 5—21—85 

Sergt. Weeks, Co. B, 0th Infantry. 

SOOyda 4 5 8 4 4 4 3 3 8 0-33 

SDOjrds 3 452 4 4434 8—88 

600yds 22002020 2-10—78 


THE 33d annual contest for the Eleho Shield was held at Wimble- 
don on the 2*1 ult., and (or the eleventh time England was vic- 
torious. The weather was beautiful, but with a strong breeze. The 
scores were as under: 

England— Sir Henry Wllmot, Copt. 

800 000 1000 

Capt Godsal (Sharp) 08 68 67—201 

Lieut Whitehead (Met) 87 68 05-200 

PtoGibbshlo)..... 06 06 62—194 

Sir H Halford (Jo) 58 68 05—193 

BgtGilder (Shorn) 09 60 61—190 

Oapl Hellish (Met) 05 58 66-189 

Lieut Edge (Sharp) 03 61 01—183 

Major Humphry (Met) 01 58 02—184 

Totals 519 508 509 1530 

Ireland— The Duke of Abercorn, Capt. 

H Coghlan (Rigby) 09 01 08—201 

DUaunv (Sharp). 07 55 71—193 

Oapl JaxweU fkigby) 08 69 08-189 

Mai YoimgiGiDbsPurMeti 67 59 61—187 

, r 1 - . ... U3 58 01-185 

,: vV 1'::.; ..- ..... ,;-n . il'l 58 B0-184 

JRigby(Rtgby) ' 03 65 60—188 

WBrallhwaitelDE Mot) 63 03 68—183 

Totals 525 470 610 1505 

Scotland— Col. A. Wilson, Capt. 

D Fraser (Fraser) - - 09 61 67—187 

M Boyd (Fraser).. 70 61 68-197 

T Caldwell ,lti'-b.-i fM 6-3 00—19-1 

Oapl Thorhuru (iiigby) 05 04 65-194 

Rfi'Vittie(Franer) - 07 65 65—187 

Hi. I ,M I .■i.clKFruMsri 52 58 67—177 

Q pt :;, . I fBtebi I 61 55 58-174 

UK Murray Oiigbyi 80 68 51-174 

Totals 510 485 499 1494 

■ ,v In -ioti of the match, shortly aft<-r 7 o'clock, Scotland 

and Eugland finishing a few minutes before Ireland. Col. Wilson 

mounted a chair, and sail it devolved upon him, as the happy 

possessor of the " .-, oodon spoon,'" to announce the scores. He «ak»d 

the members of team to s-lve three hearty cheei-s for their Eng- 
lish frieuds who had defeated them. Sir Henry Wiliuut said that 

when he caun- on the grou id he was rather in fear ot the result, 

atieuiarlv at the end of the first range, when the English v . . 
ind. He had three new members in the team, who made him 

more nervous, hut tney had shot op like bricks, u-nd it had been 
good stand-ui) light, Sir Hrauy proposed three cheers for the wiu 
nei-s of toe "wooden spoon," and also for the Irish team, which, he 

said, had made a grand light. • 

Mr. Do;le responded for the Irish team, in the absence of the cap- 
tion, and" the proceedings terminated. 
In the evening a meeting of the Soottish Eight was held, whan 

Colonel Wilson was unanimously elected Captain of the team for 
next year. 

During the dtiv Col mol Wilson wore for the first tirao a Berles of 
silver clasps on lus left sleeve, showing that stnea 1802 the captains 
of the Scottish Eight have baen-1832-73, Captain Horatio Rosa; 
1874-75, R. H W hmlop: 1870-80, Col. J. Wingfleld Malcolm: 1881, 
Earl of Kintore; lis), colonel Wilson. Mr. Whitelaw wore similar 
clasps, contoi tng the names 6f the adjutants, viz.— 1882-3, Captain 
G.Mackenzie: 1801-60, Mr. John McGregor; 1867-79, Captain K.J. 
Sutherland, of the London Scottish; 1880, Major Menzies; 1881-82, 
Mr. Whitelaw. 

In the evening Major Waller was presented by the members Of the 
English Eight Club with a silver flagon, in recognition of his services 
as lion, secretary of the club and ad.iutant of the team. 

CREEDMOOR, Aug. 2, -"August Intel-national Military Practice" 
Match.— Open to everybody. 200,500,600.800,000 and 1,000 yards, 
seven Bhota at each distance. Standing at 800, prone (>. e., lying 

.'■■ !.:■■.■ - ■. ■, 1 ., ■■■ 1 1 , ..- ■ 1 1 . . ■ 1 ,- -.i ■■ , 

lion at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards. Any military breech-loading rifle. 
Cleaiilug of rifles not allowed, except between distances. No wind 
gauge or lateral motion to sights permitted. 

800 BOO 600 Total. 800 800 1,000 Total, gate. 

J L Paulding 30 88 20 91 82 28 81 76 167 

J McNevin 29 29 SO 88 87 34 38 78 161 

TWilson 29 80 S3 98 87 84 17 69 161 

TJDolan 28 31 28 87 SO 28 18 78 100 

9 A Day 29 81 31 91 81 17 17 65 150 

FredAlJer 29 87 25 81 21 25 19 65 146 

A B Van Hensen.. .25 33 26 74 18 89 21 65 189 

NDWard. SO 88 87 81 88 20 14 60 187 

Same day. —The "Rapidity" match.— Open to all comers. 800 yards, 
any rifle with open Bight w tgo it) eguns to be used as single loaders. 
At sound of the bugle each competitor opens Are at hia own target, 
and continues loading and firing until the bugle again sounds (sixty 

■ '' hi I- 1 'in; - i i.e! 

GE Albee (Hotohklss) 50 MW Bull (Hotchkiss) 48 

R T Hore (Hotch kirs) 45 

Aug. 5— The "Q 1 aUflcatioh" Match of 1882,-Open to members N. 
G. S. N, T, ond N. R. A., the former being in uniform (jacket, cap and 
belt) may count scores made as partially qualifying them to shoot 
for the New York Statu Mark imnu'.-; Bilge, provided that they use 
the State Remington rifle. 100 and 300vds: standing at 100, kneeling 
at 300yds. Five shots at each distance with any military rifle. 

Regt. 100 800 

J S Shepherd , 23d 82 83—47 

JLPriee 7th 38 85-45 

G W Munson 7th 81 81—46 

CFRobbins 7th 81 31—48 

TT Hoyden ,.13th 80 17—87 

Same Day.— The "CI 1 I serin's Badge" Match of 1882.— 

Open to aU members of the N. G. S. N. Y. and N. R. A., the latter, 
however, not being eligible to win the principal prize. Distances, 200 
and 500yds., 5 shots at each distance. Weapon, the Remington 
rifle, N. Y. S, modol. Positiou, standing at SOOyds. ; any, with head 
to the target, at OOOyds. : 

Regt. 800 500 

WETaylor.- 1 14th 19 28—41 

HBThompson 7th 20 81—41 

CH Crawford 9th 17 22—89 

JJDixon 14th 81 18-89 

J BFiotbingham 23d 18 80-S8 

JBowles 13th 16 21—87 

RH Sullivan 13th 19 18—87 

JWNovin 18th 17 19—86 

JLPriee ...7th 88 18-*85 

C F Robbinn 7th 16 10-*84 

•Handicap of Ave points. 

GARDNER, Maaa., Aug. 8.— At the last meet of the Gardner RlflB 
Club, at Hackmatack Rouge, the attendance was better than the 
week before. The inch rin/ued 1 'n-edrnoor target combined was the 
one used. Distance, SOOyds,, off-hand. The work is told by the 
following score: 

OF Ellsworth 87 

INDodge 87 

A Mathews, 88 

GRPrett 82 

SBHildreth 84 

F H Kuowlton 72 

OC Goodale 07 

C Shumway 60 

G H Hey 

R. C. 


R. C. 
02 40 
S6 44 

87 41 
55 41 

179 93 
173 89 

127 86 
124 80 

e out In full force, vester- 

CMerritt 64 4 

Fie i Parser 40 S 

C Sumner 42 3 

ALBANY, August 4.— The riflemen __ 
day afternoon, the sp-einl attract). .11 being the fifth competition in 
the Captain John Daly Maich. The thermometer stood nearly 
ninety, and the sun's rays were scorching, while not a breath of air 
stirred the Hags, and the smoke hung heavy in front of the firing 
points. In the previous competitions first-class scores have been 
made, considering that the ordinary military positiou is required. 
Yesterday was no exception to the rule, and 48,49 and 50 were re- 
corded. The leading scores were as follows: 

Captain John Daly Match— 500yds. 

William E Fitch, R O. 

Charles H Gaus, Bal S 

W T Milc-s, S C , 

BRSptdman, Jr, SM «4 

'. . 1 ,,',,, .1 1;. mie;., Batrt . ... 
NO Waring, RM *4 


2 S 4 3 

4 4 

5 B— 50 

5 5-49 

5 5—49 

8 6-48 

5 8—44 

8 4—85 

•Allowance to military rifles. 

Following the Daly match, tho third competition In the military 
match was called. This match was specially made for the members 
of the Nationul GuarJ, to give them a chance 10 make qualification 
scores as marksmen, outside of the regular practice. It was sup- 
posed that many of them would be glad to avail themselves of the 
chance offered, and be willing to spend a little time in learning some- 
thing about the gun they are armed with. So for the members of 
the battalion team have been about all that have entered the match, 
and the chauee which is offered to the members of the battalion is 
not embraced. It wotdd seem as if the majority of the mditary men 
in this vicinity are content to carry arms about the streets, which 
they can hanJle as provided in the tactics, without kuowiug anything 
about the weapon or its power. It is barely possible that an unex- 
pected emergency may arise, when the national guardsman may de- 
plore the want of training In the use of bis weapon, and regret that 
the innumerable chances which have been presented for becoming 
proficient in the use of the regulation arm have been neglected. 
The military match is quite popular with the members of the team, and 
it always has a sufficient number to fill it, and it never goes begiing. 
The scores made were good, the flr3t place going to James I. Miles, 
with the flue score of 47 out of a possible 00. Scores were made as 

Military Match— 200 and OOOj'ds. 
James I Miles R M SOOyda 4 5 5 5 4—28 

SOOyda 5 5 5 5 4—24—47 
Charles Keller RM..- SOOyds 4 4 4 4 4-20 

SOOyds 5 5 4 4 5—23—48 
WTMilesRM SOOyda 4 4 4 4 5-80 

SOOyds 4 8 4 5 5—21—41 
B R Spelmou, Jr R M SOOyds 5 5 4 4 4—22 

SOOyds 5 a 4 4 2—18—40 
William E Fitch R M SOOyds 5 4 4 4 4—21 

SOOyds 6 8 5 4 0-17-33 
JPBurdiekRM SOOyds 3 2 4 4 4-17 

SOOyds 3 4 3 8 4—17-84 
EVDonisonRM ,200yds 4 3 4 4 4—19 

500yds 3 4 3 2—12-31 
Three competitors withdrew. 

An attractive programme for the competition during the rest of the 
month has been adopted, and tram nowuntU the fall nieetingat Creed- 
moor, the ipractici -will be steady, and we hope the improvement will 
be made manifest wheu pitted against the experts of the land. 

BRINTON, N. J.— The Brooklyn Amateurs held the regular semi- 
monthly competition lu their Champion's Match, July 95, Mr. White 
winuing the fifth time, with the splendid score of 49. Tho following 
were the leading scores r,f the day: 

TPWnite 55555 54555—49 A H Anderson 55444 45454-44 

Geo Joiner 54555 45555—48 D Trotter 43145 45454—13 

JBHazleton 64444 4554-5—44 J R James 44444 45444-^1 

The Brooklyn Amateura held their flftu competition m their "Con- 
solation" Match oil Aug. 1. The following were the leadiug scores: 

Geo Joiner ...,-.... 55555 65515— 49 T P Wh Ite 41554 54455—15 

J S Case 545-46 55544—40 

WORCESTER, Aug. 8.— While many of our business men, who 
were unfortunate enough not to bo at the mouutaius or sea shore, 
were cittiug in their places Ol tmsiness panting -with the depressive 
heat, waiting for customers that did uot put in an appearance, oth- 
ers, members of the Biile Association, spent the afternoon at Pine 
Grove Range, communing with nature, and enjoying the fresh, coo! 

breeze, Impregnated with the aroma fro-n the pines, together with 
the manly and exhilarating work of manipulating the ride, and came 
back to the city much refreshed by the afternoon's sport. 

The Moss target was used. Distance mn-ils, oil-band out of a 
possible 120. The following scores ware made : 

Carter 11 9 11 11 10 11 11 10 10 11 

_ , 10 12 11 12 10 12 8 8 11 9—208 

Clark 10 10 11 7 1112 12 7 13 11 

11 8 U 1? 11 10 9 10 8 7-800 
Rice 111111 81010 7 10 8 11 

8 9 10 12 10 7 11 5 12-198 
Ferrer 11 8 8 10 10 10 11 10 10 II 

9 10 11 8 10 7 10 11 8-189 
The Worcester Rifle Association have a meeting called the 5th inst, 

for the purpose of getting up a series of prize matches. 

NEWPORT, R. I.-The Newport Rifle Club, last week, held the first 
shoot in several weeks at Paradise Range, when the following scores 
were made, distance 200yds.: 

WMFarrow 5 4456B454 5— i6 

GHBuruham 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 46 

WBKnlght 5 55354544 5—45 

GSSlooum 4 84 4 55564 8—43 

WSBryer 4 44464444 4-41 

CWyatl 6 84483455 4-40 

OHay 4 43334464 4-88 

Farrow used his new military gnu. wh ich would le allowed two points 
in a match. He will begin practice for a place on the American team in 
International military match. Thi G < cioj pigeon snoot over held 
hi Newport took place at the same time. Owing to the wind and the 
soft kind of shot used, the scores were not, very good. The r igeons 
are so hard that many, though hit, escaped without being broken. 

J Storer 00 11 00 11 11 01 01 11 10 10—18 

C De Bildt 10 11 00 10 00 11 11 10 00 10—10 

PISTOL AMMUNITION.— Ithaca, N. Y.— 1 have experienced the 
same dlfflcnlty in reloading shells as "Medicos." I have overcome 
the difflcultyby removing with a knilV the Inside corner of the 
mouth of the shell, sufficient to ell.r.v the ball to enter tho same with- 
out turning up a burr on tbe ball. By this means the cartridges 

|0 ■ i" r- i.e " .-.I..,.'. 1, I i,.. ,,,, I ,, , .. , ,,,.,, e , ,. 

loader rather hard, but this I consider no serious objection.— C, C. O. 

FORESTER CLUB.— The annual meeting of the Long Island Forester 

Club was held at their club rooms, corner of Downing street and Put- 

riHin avenue, Brooklyn, Tuesday evening. Anoint H. V li.indsomogold 

i.e . '.iii ' .1 -dei-ed 'is it si- I lie. run:, si'. 1,1,1] ■■ 

in r-'i inn i ' ■:" i . ' o ■ 1. ■ 1 ■ ' ,,i . . ,,,.. 

le.- i- Henry Thorpe, President.; Charles Edwards, "Vice-President: 
W. T. Hawkes, Treasurer; and T. C. Banks, Jr., Secretary. 



IN response to an invitation from tho Plymouth Glass Ball Club a 
team from the South Abington Isp.jrtsn.a.-i's visited Plymouth 
on Saturday, July St), for the purpose of indulging in afriendlvgam»at 
1 's. Alter a i :sr sees 1. s sis t : ; of a;. I. sun's itde through" the mag- 
ntBcent scenery of South Hanson and Halifax, with an occasional view 
of the sea as we near Plymouth, the train at last draws into the station 
and we are met withahearty welcome le. the Plymouth boys. Coaches 
are in waiting to convey us to the Bhooting ground, and as we ride 
through the streets of the ancient town, places of interest ore pointed 
out for the benefit of the strangers iu the party. 

As on engine company from Provincetown, together with a party 
from Boston on the steamer Stamford, were enjoj in-- lss- hospitality of 
the town, the fire laddies in their red shirts, tog tin r s'.s ,- :i . exjup. 
sionists, made the scene on the streets quite enlivening. On arriving at 
the shooting ground, which, by the way, is one of the'njo-isantest ever 

visited by the writer, the glass ., ■., , -s ., ■■■ .1 ,.h.- si.ssontha 

s iider the trees and tried to take things cool. Coats and out- 
side apparel are hung on the trees, guns are taken irnm cases and the 
sport commences. The shoot is twenty halls per man; and after ten 
apiece have been fired at, a truce is culled, and the company are in- 
vited to partake of a substantial lunch; aud it was surprising 
to see how some of the South Abiugtou boys made such 
large scores on sandwiches and other edibles. This was 
especially the case with two brothers, who, hod they been 
reinforced by their little brother, who was absent, would have made 
terrible havoc among the good things. After a social chat, cigars 
were lighted and the remaining ten balls disposed of, and South 
Abington declared the winnir. 

The Holden trap was then put out and sweepstake shooting in- 
dulged in the remainder of i-he afternoon. At three o'clock the 
shooters took a reluctant departuie, not, however, without exacting 
a promise from the Plymouth Club to returu the visit at an early 
date. One painful feature of the day was the misfortune of o brother 
sportsman in missing the traiu to Plymouth. Being at times very 
absent-minded, he arose the morning of the shoot, and forgetting all 

Elans of the day before, took his lishing tackle and went off on a 
tint after pickerel. During the whole day not a thought of shooting 
at Plymouth entered his head . It was roally touching to see the ex- 
pression on his countenance when taken to task by his comrades for 
his non-appearance. "By George ! boys, I fori;. 1 b all about it; how did 
you coma outr" The excursion was rote.! by all to havu beena most 
enjoyable affair, and to use a forcible, but not over elegant phrase. 
it will be a cold day whon the SQUth'AoiQgtolf hoys forget tho cour- 
tesy shown them by the Plymouth Club.— Sissiouss. 
One of the party supplies tne score, which ia as follows 

Plymouth Club. ;-,o vise- si, 

WHDrow 13 EBates 17 

J M Jackson V...JS J E Whidder 20 

WTWhitman 11 L W Farrar 17 

PSBBartlett 6 MW Lincoln 18 

EManter 16 AJWinslow 'ig 

O Paulding 8 Wm Lincoln , 15 

W Holmes 12 E Edson.,- 17 

CWood.... 17 CFCook... u 

ED HUT 10 WH Cook '"".'it 

W H Hathaway 10 A H Wright 13 

HWGammon 15 W Wilder .. 15 

13 FWBryant 15 

12 Geo Edson 18 

lei lbs 

WARWICK WOODLANDS, Aug. 3. -The rule of the Warwick 
Woodlands' Gun Club is that the member making tlie best individual 
score at tbe regular Saturday afternoon shoot becomes President 
and holds the Presidency only so Long as he defends it at tho regular 
Saturday afternoon meetiug by having the highest personal score. 
Mr. W. O, McDowell won the Presidency, if defeated or absent the 
member having tha best score succeeds to his place. 

On Tuesday, .Aug. 1, the club shot a match v.nh the Joseph Jeffer- 
son Camping Ohio, three entries from each side, glasii baua, revolv- 
ing trap. The soore Is as folio ws : 

Warwick Woodlands' Gun Club. 

L B Wheeler 01101 1)1110 10001 11111—18 

PO Dickinson 11111 Hllll 11111 11111—19 

Geo H Brandon 101111000110000 11111—13—44, 

Joseph Jefferson Camping Club. 

H Chapman 11011 11110 Hill 10100—15 

C B Jeilerson 011)01 10111 01111 00(110—11 

Thos Jefferson 00000 01100 11111 10010— 9—85 

Second Match. 

LB Wheeler 11101— 4 H Chapman 10111— 4 

P O Dickinson 11111— 5 C B Jefferson 01111— 4 

Geo H Brandon 11101—4 ThoB Jefferson 10101— 3 

Total 18 Total 11 

HATOENVILLE, Mass., August 5.— Our Rod aud Gun Club have 
just closed shooting glass balls for tho season in favor of woodcock . 
Our club has been or janized for Ihree years, but wo are strictly 
amateurs iu every sense of tho word, ana our scores have not been 
of the best; still wo have improved some, this year and hope to do 
better in the future. Below is condensed score of the season's shoot 
lng. We shoot twenty-three times, ten bulls each man, single re 
volvlng trap, Bogardus rules, twenty-one yards rise: 

No. Broke. Averap« 
J Couitw-right... 
ltd McCaffrey. . . 
LWatling T „_i-;.. 

Ed Larkin 
F Muuvau. 
H Harlow.. 
A 'Thatcher 
L Waltz.... 


42428121312323317 49 3 

453344524418210 45 8 

A. R. T. 

CARTHAGE, Mo.— A recent shooting match was participated in by 
two teams of Carthage and cue from Webb City, 'the toya first in 
dulgad In pigeun shooting, five shots each, which resulted as follows: 
A-ihoraft 4, Parker 3, Hewlett, 3, Chrnu 4, Johnson 1, Sombart 6, Allen 
4, Shaw 4, Andrews 3, Stebbins 2, Roessler S, Hlcloy 6, Eair 4, and 

August 10, 1882.] 



Sanderson 3, A belt was then shot, for among the teams, glass halls 
being us- 1, tin shots each. Tue foil nvlug was the result: Carthage 
Club, No. 1. -H. Cran lali 10, O. Stebblns 6, H. Armstrong 8, Dr. 8oru- 
baru 7, OMorgo Karr 0; total, 81. Carthage Club, Xo. 2. — Ben Allen 3, 
J. Roessler 5, H. Shaw 7, H. C. Johnson 2, Sam Sanderson ,*j; total 23. 
Webb (Jitv ( flub. -ft. 1'. Asheraft s, A. A Hewlett 9, Mr. Hlokey 9, C. 
A. Parker 0, W. S. Chinn 1; total. 35. The Webb City Club, hRviog 
shot the most number of halls, was entitled to the belt. The Carthage 
Club No. 1 did splendidly, and but for ouo member falling far short 
of tho average, would have carried off the belt. Mr. Armstrong is a 

fiod shot, but for some reason be missed every ball except two. 
ha boys will try it again. The AviUa team did not arrive. 

TORONTO OTJN CLUB.— August 5.— Score of tho T. Q. C. laBt 
shoot at pigeons; and as it was ralningjill day tola accounts for such 
a small number in attendance. There were two prizes in each class, 
consisting of four ease 3 oi slutted birds, set up by tho club taxider- 
mist, Mr. 8. Herring. The following is tho score: 

EPerryman Hill mil— 10 John Webster 11111 01110—8 

Jos Taylor 11111 lllll— 10 Wm Smith 10111 11111—9 

C C Small 01101 mil - S Wm McDowall 10010 10111— 6 

Geo Smith 00101 11111—7 Geo l'earsall 1111 01110—8 

W Villiers,,, 00101 01111— G T Taylor 11010 01011— 

WR Evans 11101 10111— 8 S Staneland 11011 01111— 8 

Chas Ay re 10010 01011- 5 JR Mills 11111 01111—9 

BPearsall 1)101 11111— 9 Jaa Foreman OHIO 11111—8 

John James Hill 11111-10 Jas Douglas 10)11 11101— 8 

WmDiron 11011 11010-7 Ueo Lesfie, Jr 1110111101—8 

Ties will be, shot at some future time. 


DrWm Smith 11101 11101— H John Ayre 10001 10111- 

Chas Kemp Hill 01101— 8 J Werden... 00111 10100- 5 

T \»r Htm.,., iwiin -irt/iii i t-> tttjt mm nnj\f\i * 

NATCHEZ, Miss.. Julv 
July 26, at Vidalia. La. 
Gun Club and the R. E. 
Miss., for a silver cup an. 
each, from Card trap, scr 

ores of a glass-ball matoh shot 
latchezi, between the Vidalia 
le Gaillard clubs, of Natchez, 
lonship. Conditions: Ten balls 
18yds. rise. You will observe the 

contest was close and the shooting good : 

JDPondleton limillll— 10 L H Lambdin. .1111011011— 8 

AWMetcalfe llliomil— 9 PW Chase OOlllOllOO— 6 

JB Willis 0111111111— 9 JC Seaman 1111111111—10—69 

E A Newton 1101111011— 8 


WniGriffln 1111001110- 7 JJWeleh 1101111111- 9 

JoeTuttle 1111111111—10 A J Bogar 1111110111— 9 

Wm Tuttle 1111111101—9 Fred RHeene.. .1001111110— 7— 60 

Fred W Boger 1011111111- 9 


JohnA Dioks 1111111011- 9 FJArrighi 1111111111—10 

Claude finiard llllOimi— 9 S McDowell 1101111111— 9 

TV B Dioks 1100101111—7 R H Colhoun. . ..0.1 1 m h i ',.. :s 

JohnF Jenkins 0011110111— 7 S. M. D. 

FALL RIVER, Mass. , Aug. 3.— The Fall River Gun Club held its 10th 
competition for Mb ,-r cup this afternoon which was won for the 
" third time by J. B. Valentine. The following are the scores: 

BaUs. Clay Pigeons. 

Valentine 1100111111 11110 11111-17 

Hall 10111 11111 01101 11110-10 

Sheldon 10111 11101 lorn mmi . is 

Buffington 1 till 11103 11111 lODw— U 

Jackson ... ,. 1101111111 01100 01001—13 

The names of the winners and numbers of times won are na fol- 

DAVENPORT, July 37.— Shoot for the championship gold badge 
of Delaware county. This is the second time it has hoen eoni.rsh'.-J 
for. having been won by L. A. Davenport the first time and alse this 
time Value of the badge is 830; was issued under the auspices of 
the Oleout Sportsman's Club of Frankliu, N. Y. Conditions: 45 balls 
per man. 18yds,, Davenport trap, swift — 40yds. Few entries on ac- 
count of harvesting: 

MPMeRoon 1 0111010110111101101100 1—17 

John Davenport, Jr.O 0011111011111111111100 1—0) 

LA Davenport 1 1110111111111111101111 1— 33 

CEFuller 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 w— 14 


FALL RIVER. Mass.- The ninth competition for silver cup, at 10 

glass halls and 10 clay pigeons, took place J u]y ;.'!). ;.j,,l ,-, si; 1 1„ ,1 i 

W. H. Sheldon winning tho cup for the second time. The following 
scores were made: 

Balls. Clay Pigeons. 

Sheldon 1111110111 lllllflll 0—18 

Jftdfcson l ioiioiiii 101111011 l— io 

Valentine 1 001100111 11 1 1 1 l 111 l— is 

Cornell. 1 111110 011 110101011 1— IS 

Bufflnton 0110101111 011101011 1-14 

Negus 1000100111 1101010 0-9 

T. S. H. 
TOPSHAM, Me.. Aug. 3, 1883.— Regular shoot of Riverside Club for 
club badge, 15 single and 5 pair balls, Card revolving trap, lSydi 

S St'rout , 101110011100110 11 10 00 10 11—15 

Q MLee 000100011111001 10 10 11 10 DO- IS 

A Q Goud 111111111111111 1110 111111—34 

C Keay 101111111111111 10 1110 00 10-19 

AEHall 000111101111111 11011101 10—18 

C Ureenleaf 110111110011011 11 01 10 01 10-17 

Badge won by A. Q. Goud. M. C. H. 

ADDISON, W. Va.— Below find score of a match between James 
Borgus of this place and Lewis Thompson of Cleveland, 85 pal] 
yards rise, rotary trap, Mr. Thompson is a voting man 17 or IS years 
old, and is a very promising shot. Mr. Borgus is a veteran at the trap 
and in the field. 

Thompson.., I 1111 111 1111 11 tllllOll 1 1 1— U 

Borgus 111111110110111111011110 1—31 

L. E. F. 

§H%chting at[& j^anaeing. 


Aug. 10— Southern Y. C. , Annual Sweepstakes. 

Aug. 5-19-Quaker (Sty Y. C. Annual Cruise. 

Aug. tj-12-Araerioau canoe Association Regatta, Lake George. 

Aug. 13-HullY. C, 5ei» dentin Matches. 

i'l :■,■ , eS '. I , 'OS I',, ,. 

Aug. 12— Toronto Y. C, &'«0 Cup. 

Aug. 14— Royal Nova Soolia Y, S., Ocean Match to Chester, 1 prize. 

Aug. 10— Royal Nova Scotia Y. S., Cheater Town Cup, 3d prize. All 

Aug. 18— Roval Nova Scotia Y. S„ Ocean Match to Halifax, 1 prize. 
Aug. 19— Beverlv Y. C, Open Races. 
Aug. 19— Jeffries Y. C., Club Match. 
Aug. 32— Jersey City Y. C. , Ladies' Day. 
Aug. 23— Oswego Y. C, Annual Matches. 

Aug. 23— Dorchester Y. C, Second Championship Race, Cat-Rigs. 
Aug. 23-Qjincy Y. C, Fourth Club Match. 
Aug. Southern Y. C, Inter-State Regatta. 

Aug. 23— Hull Y. C, Cie i ' bismpio, s.eii '.iJlfa. 

Aug. 21— Now Botlford Y. C, 3d Class S'chooners, 1st Class Sloop3. 

$100, $75, Principal Clubs. 
Aug. 28— Beverly Y. C. , Open ife,-:sui, Jl . rblehead. 
Aug. 29— Salem Muv "i . C. fhampionship Sail-Off. 
Aug. fffl Hull V ('... 01 lb - ha uj oiouelu i, illar.e; 

Sept. 2-Br- ' 

Sept. 2— J( 

Sept. 2— Royal Nova Scotia Y. S.. Mayor's Cup and third prize. 
Sept. 4— East River Y. 0., Fab Matches. 

Sept. 5— Dpi ej estcj i i ' . '1 I es, i me u to , lee e's lie 

Sept. Hull Y. C, Club championship" Sail-off. 

Sept. 4— Quincy Y. O, Fifth Club Match. 
Sept. 5-Jcrsey City Y. C, Ladies* Day. 

I- 1 -,. i. e-uieeee ' '., Opell tO All Match. 

Sept. 10— Quaker City Y. C, Harbor Cruise. 

lonship Match, Marblehead. 

Sept. 10— Royal Nora Scotia Y. S., Three Classes, one prize each. 

Sept. Royal Nova Scotia Y. S., Yachts dinghies, sailing race. 

Sept. Royal Nova Scotia Y. S., Chsi-loLtafown, P. E. L 

Sept. 19— Jersey City Y. C, Ladies' Day. 
Sept. 84— Quaker City Y. C, Harbor Cruise. 
Oct. 1— Quaker City Y. C, Closing Oruleo. 
pet. S-Jersey CMty Y, ft, Ladies' Day, 


JficlsfoipjSeclicn,. J 

JSeesfe -i i-7v - -/face. 



Editor Forest and Stream: 

Some of your correspondents inquire about ducking boats. 1 send 
you a plan of canvas canoe which 1 never have seen except 
two thatlhavo made like this, and I think It an improvement r — 
the common canvas canoe. I use mine here in the Missouri R 
and In the lakes about here, and have shot many a duck and goose 

S e.. o. I ,ees i ;;; , , o S. S : , lis ,,ei I e i . e , : 

Lake a short time ago with Sir. Spalding, and we both shot 
from her, and while In tho weeds, in the center of the lake, 
Mr. Spalding's large greyhound bitch Eve cable swimming out 
and was nearly drowned In the weeds, and Mr. Spalding took 
her on deck, while I paddled all ashore, more than half a 
mile— quite a load, two men, two guns and ammunition, about 
twenty-five mallard ducks, ami a greyhound hitch standing on the 
forward deck. With the sail I have On her I stem the current of the 
Missouri River. I intend to put another such sail on her, as she will 
carry it without any trouble, for she does not mind the single one in 
the least, I have crossed the river in the heaviest kind of a blow and 
not taken a teacupful of water aboard. Being made so low forward 
and aft, she does not catch the wind near as bad, and the decks keep 
out the water. 

I have just come back from a trip of ten miles down the river, and 
could approach, (locks of mall ml, and all the screen T had was to put 
a few willow twiga in the mast hole, and they made a blind to cover 
me, sittiug in tho bottom, fuse A double blade paddle, jointed, and 
use it single when I get near ducks. I have her painted the color of 
the water or a drift log, and tho ducks do not seem to care for it at 
all. Description of construction as follows: The ribs and long strips 

si .- iice\. ;.,' eel; o ,..,,,, ■/,,, . e -. i ,- .- il.s sj Sin ap eS. sou 

there are six long strips on each side, and two more 8ft. long to fill 
up the larger space in the middle. Where each strip and rib croi 
they Are clinched together with a copper nail. The gunwale stripsat 
% square, and each rib is let. into them and nailed with two coppc 
nails. I use just 4yds. of 53-iu, canvas, and tho pieces taken off each 
end make the deck. I bring the canvas over tho dado in the stem and 
stern, and put In a spline; then 1 put on a keel made of oak out 
of the canvas ami screw it to the center keelson. The eoekp 
made of half-inch black walnut screwed to the gun-. vale strips, 
has a piece t£ by lin. screwed on top on the sides and oaek, so 
it leaves iljin. projection. In front I use a piece J^ln by 3in. 

The scat is man eel i oo oeie pine piece S-jh wl.Ic seises I I ,s (lie ri'is, 

and the top is rabbeted i.Sv'i, and tho topis made of 3m. by J^in. 
pine strips placed lin. apart ami eioiu.eci together. 

The deck is raised lin. in center of boat, so that it sheds the water, 
both sideways and endways. 

I bring the canvas around the boat and nail it on top of gunwale, 
and the deck the same, and then put a neat J^in. half-round mold- 
ing on top of the tacks, so that it makes a neat job. Fax WE8t 

LowEa Brule, Dakota. 


REMEMBER to keep the internal machinery in working order by 
partaking of laxatives, or a whole cruise may become an afflic- 
tion. Figs are a i. oil. so is syrup, stewed prunes, jp.ij. so ice ami frail. 
Never indulge in spirits in the sun unless in case of last extremity. 
Soft linen helmets, the brim to turn up or down, are the best and 
most convenient headgear. In hot weather moisten the hair or hel- 
met, or put damp cloth bisiile. Wear smoked ssuischs In a bright 
sun. Carry along a little salve for sunburn if not already hardened 
by exposure. Bltstei-s on tiie hands should be pricked with a needle 
at night, the water gently squoozsi out, and a bit of sticking plastej 
put on next morning to keep from chafe. 

Before starting be sure you have fresh water along. This should 
be replaced whenever there is an opportunity. Also look to your 
matches. If you ore a smoker and canuot get a light, the pleasures 
of canoeing turn into gall. We have hoen there feu- a whole day with 
three prime Havanas mutely appealing for sacrifice from the breast 
pocket. Carry as little as you can possibly trei along with. Trust to 
finding on the way what you may want, rather than paddle 100 
pounds of duffle about for a week with no use for anything but a 
tack, or a pin or a few inches of twine. Outfit should consist of stove, 
with one pot and one pan only. Comb, soup,, glass, tooth- 
brush, clothes brash, shaviaa gear, ami ever, bladders brush sv e lis-sc 
packed in a box 5x3x1 tsjio., by scleciing diminutive articles of each 
kind. One towel, soft rubber drinking cup court-plaster, knife, and 
no forks, spoons nor teacups and saucers. A stick will stir the 
bacon, a knifo will cut it, ami there Is no danger but what it will find 
ita way Into the mouth without implements. A combination knife, 
fork, scissors and spoon isanexeehent article, nevertheless. 

An ax may be useful, but it should be tho smallest size in the 
market. Small pocket compass, a $4 Waterbury watch, quinine, 
such fishing and gunning gear as your sporting inclinations dic- 
tate, the amieuahiim kept dry and safe, lantern, light. Lent with steep 
pitch, rubber blanket, wn iug and sketching materials, for all good 
canoeists should learn to jot down their adventures at night, and if 
they will acquire common sketching they will Hud themselves amply 
repaid by the opportunities a cruise affords for its application. Pro- 
visions mainly ot canned goods and Brunswick soups, eggs, and per- 
haps a little bacon with a tin of good crackers. LeaVn to take 
coffee or tea without sugar or milk and forget all about butter and 
you will save any amount of annoyance trying to keep such tiilles of 
an effeminate civilization iu stock. 

|s,,|. ,-|,,, |, lee lieeieel is t i 1 1 -. iSlfcS | ami till- II 1 OSt SOU VC II icut tO Wear, 

One suit is enough, but two shifts of tin I ' i ee uM be taken 

along. Shoes of soft canvas, with a stout pair for shore. A blanket 
for the night and a rubber suit for the rain. Accustom yourself to 
change position occasionally in the canoe; have a sponge at hand 
for bailing. Keep the scat raised a couple of inches or else the floor; 
paddle steadily, and not by spurts, bo not camp near marshy 
ground. In doubtful places sleep in tho canoe. Binoculars and 
charts add to the interest of a cruise. If you cannot swim you have 
no business In a panpi, geo that everything jb in working order, in I 

good condition, and that you have a place for everything before 
starting and save many a delay and spoiling things for want of 
proper condition. Keep blocks, leaders ami hoops slushed enough 
to depend upon the gear rendering through and sails coming down 
in an instant. Treat the natives in a conciliatory manner, and ap- 
pear duly impressed with what you see in ru:tic latitudes. 


a em i vessels ranging 

rd, ■ 


than a languishing drift iu a broiling hot sun, interspersed with ' _ 
ceptions, "clambakes," and other equally i relevant devices for kill- 
ing time and filling up she inner man. if social enjoyment is the ob- 
ject of a cruise, all hands aboard a steamer to Coney Island or 
stowed in a long tow of palace cars bound for the Rockies would 
seem to afford a far more satisfactory solution to the longings of the 
p sea. In yachting tars composing I. lie rosy,- hy si II..- s e ,v York Y. C. 
Forthat matter, t :e attractions of the em porafiou's bar-room and 
card-tables in the heart of the city would supply all that is needed, 
and the elaborate firewood hung about, the walls would be quite as 
suggestive of the real tiling as tin. picayune imitation of a sailor's 
life, the annual lily pen 1 drifting offers. Considering that the small 
eiubs and even open boats make no bones about a run to the Vine- 
yard and the beat home, it looks like n very paltry spirited affair that 
huge schooners, almost too large to (ill away in some of the harbors 
without going ashore, should rest content with the idle, pointless 
dawdle dignified in the lay press as a "cruise,'' and believed by the 
members of the club to be an event of such magnitude as to compel 
tho attention of the nautical world, when thai world quietly smil?s 
at the sight of a fleet of great yachts storting out to do wonders and 
putting back for sheltered waters ere the open has fairly been 
reached. Fancy the schooners of the Royal Tnames, for example, 
making preparations for weeks, ami unreeling more red tape than 
the men-of-war off Alexandria, an. I all for a bit or a turn down the 
Swin and home, with half the crowd putting up helms for shelter in 
the Greenwich reach after barely fetching down to the Nore! 

A performance of the kind would be received with ridicule 
throughout Oi-eat llrilain, and the club anil its yachts relegated to 
oblivion. Yet it is just about such an undertaking which is yearly 
dignified into an adventurous voyage of 'Kngnitude and danger by 
the columns of attention bostowo.l upon the affair in the local press, 
and we regret to say that the glamor of noise and fireworks and 
that s'-rene contentmont arising from bountiful feasts aud liberal 
potations free of expense to the partaker has likewise reduced sun- 
dry sporting contemporaries to a dutiful state of submission and 
Euflery of tho cliromo sport nnd counterfeit s.iilorizing indulged in 
:oin year to year by tho Now York Y. C. It lias been proposed in 
some quarters that the owners aud "guests" get out and walk while 
tho yachls drift along and that the interesting and exceedingly nau- 
tical p.tstimes so destructive to the innocent c am un.1 productive of 
coin Co fireworks professors be varied by needlework in the evening, 
combiuiug tho useful and ornamental iu decorating the sails in alle- 
gorical delineations worked in silk, commemorative of captures 
made among tho fair at the various fandangos attended. But the 
owners are not altogether to blame for their preferences, for duck- 
puddle driftings in many cases emanate trom a secret misgiving 
about tho capacities of their over-rigged vessels for aught else. 

Propose, for example, a cruise iu squadron to Uermuda, anil whewt 
what a whistle would be passed around. T.m mere iu. u'ion there 
of seems ridiculous enough, for to ask tho New York squadron to 
venture upon such a thing would be much like requesting a consump- 
tive to meet the omiuent artist Mr. Johnny Sullivan without gloves, 
and apt to end in tho same result, being inco.ninen tally knocked out 
of time, But if such a propositi ei brings a shudder to tho gentle 
sailors of a society club, it is by no means an uu. eascnabl 

yet a motion which cannot readily be carr 
nent club abroad. There are some few s< 
gankation tolerably well fillet for rem 
they would first have to go int) tho rlggei 
sticks docked a good piece and sundry t 
bobstays anil preventers supplied to make 
a regular sea-coing craft and thenrovisi 
woafheretill generally followed. Hugo h 
closed up, ballasl secured, boats fit for sol 
the cranky "While Hall" nondescripts, am 
and ends attended to. to say nothing about 
tion of the sail lo bring il under control of 
ening of the hull an l an outfit of nautical 
The general run of yachts, including the 
maulfestly unfit to veuture beyond the re 
fugo. It Is not expecting anything untisu 
they should he found prepared for a sea \ 



fer light 
kvb to be 
i place of 


.st. tl 

intiug iu 

been able to comprehend, unless there is something 
the make-up of our yachtsmen themselves, which is 
vessels they sail. If tho New York Y. C. aqua Iron is to be excused 
from an ocean voyage on the plea that drifting along shore la more 
interesting work, owing to the proximity of shelter, summer hotels, 
festivities and rambles ashore, it is at once a confession of the very 
eharge woare maklug, taat yachting is not vet pursued us a spori. 
resting for popularity upon its own merits, but rather as a maart of 
accomplishing very different ends- The vac lit is not sailed for the 
pleasurable exercise of body an 1 niiu 1 m her management, but only 
as a toolset to carrying owner and "guests' from place to place, 

i, get out of it hy a luxurious m 'no 1 of conveyance to take you 
Into the naxt place with the 1 -a a r.>«ih> d-lav. toe,uge bei.,g 
looked upon us a necessary evil accompanying the ownership Of a 
palace afloat. In this Iignt, a voyage to Bermuda, to Halifax, Mount 
Dessart or even to Boston, seems a ridiculous proposition inoeed. But 
if the sport is followed witu the i lea of gaining as an amateur, the 
life, adventures, trials and experionoes of a seafaring man, it is per- 
fectly iucoinpreheusibiq howanyoaewltn ambition in that direction 
can iind his thirst quenched by such a very diluted dose of (he rea4 



LAmdst 10, 18». 

rhing ns served out in lha Now York wpiadron 'i Illy This is Hi least tho nspeot .urairs take when viesrM 
Irotn Ivies andpoint or a professional enough to ir.-i-t upon a 
«UiIeroii»'» bet-ween t; •; social and the sailor features of .1 cruise the e ■ 10 a higher cqulTo- 

lout upon festivities and diversions to bo found In watering inwns 
than upon tbn seagoing worth of themselves and their boats ■•■> 
long. ui> suppose., the present mild mannered dual.;. ..r »»«>.«-~ 
will noutimio (-. he fi 1 poliuv nr thorns directing Its iifr.iir-' ' 
Into M10 f 111 urn, though, .. il'-ona bright picture <>r .a ' a:-dler 
mm at the helm, men «iih wium the ship comes fltst and eve 
elao artor. In tho.- hnlc-von d»ys ivlifii : -.- m-i 
nt.-.l into miloi- member., the pl.-M,,.. show's a - 
siruc-iing win, hi., gale the land hall dtrwn hdroeaal th 
iu»to-s oi the tempest, their yachts their very Ufa and s 
:;- poivoriul onougb to lure tbo mini from n 

.1 day is unfortunately uot yet, but 

l.i-t Sat....] iy. ,ikl. .Montni.k :i:id l-'anov t'iu winners 'ind on Sunday 
lialflho IIimii got ini.i..i-«-iv i..r N-jwport A moderate 

''.".tk'.v.-iior, where th«r were Joined by 

londny Tuesday the Ooolet imps were 

ftcent race by schooner Montauk and the outlier 

riie details of U10 sailluf will bo (rivon 

nubbins' Reef 1.11 
Oil in..-;, 
pon hand, 

thi'noe to and around Buoy No. 18 traluB those atlvant. 
in the loww Bay, leaving same on I unci.-, to tho smaller 
.-!.- 1 round buoy on Hoi.'. - ■' ler Witt, find only th 

water Uno and fractions 
tho right loplaonoui- or 
I SO lodo. All hoiiM to be 
I ingofthetace, with tho 
q Challenge Pounant to 

ouM 1 

ii. let 


illt'd to the 

HULL Y. C.-AUC. 5. 

THE sweoiJ3t»kiM, opou to squadron yachts under 33ft. sailing 
length, brought out a ni..- ■• lot ..f!.; racers, including 
Cheer.. ■ active H. ■;-.,. •:, ■ ,,; I :[ ..,l, s.<a Bird and Allie. and among 
The -mall fry BUOh well known boats as Wave Crost Amy Kuble 
Wild i,-- .ml' others. Kntraii-,. ri'n- ranged train S3 to 3*. An ex- 
cellent nili) announcing no. postponement on account of weather 
■■-. m ■■! 11 would 00 well If other clubs adopted a slmt- 
1. load line, plus onivthlrd over- 
Fire classes-3n to 3-n., 81 ro BUM . 
oats under l-ft. saUfog length. 
the class. No restriction as to 
g ballast prohibited. Flying 3tart, 
. -Vo piyrivd of grace to laggards. 
lear and nft'e.otlve. Wo believe tho 
pular in tho East when once under- 
icniion of various periods of grace 
come a thing of the past. Tbore 
ndlod craft should be robbed of 
ledt of the stragglers who go ohas- 
line, and find themselves half a 
t to be when tho lock string Is 
lie need to encourage, if our crews 
loi-ialug, are all tbo features of a 

.. Club. 

You are Invited tu send at least one boat to repro.oiit your 
this regatta. 

E. W. Ketcham, 1 
T. II. Roosns, ]■ Re 

E. W. Krtciiaji, Jit. \ 
Club Housb, foot llrtb stroot, Hobokoo. 

Iir .l.-.i.i iucsO. Ml. 

hang aft, and club allowances. 

Ollt I. 'I l. 1., .MM 1.- .,,■_' Ift , 11 

Wuiii.'i- to r-ilc- ill .-irr i:.e-> I'e.-n 
FlilG and nuiiih.-r of crew. Shift 
lium to ho taken from ana) j.-i 

The, lor i.n-i ...... 

ooe-guu -start Id >ur.. to become 1 
stood, and thai mi . 
and 1. 1.1! 11. 1 In: in, 

il ii-tfor tbo r. 
Ins :.i nl '-ly lb • it in r*u- of tl 
miie awav from where thov oui 
pulled or the w:,-. 
raco contributing to 

1 ih foi the line Is •. 
miitet-ly in ■-.;.;.■. 1, . 
nutjh, whluh, l>v :■ 
re luced to a slovenly Job at In-: 
■ and mi^lni; up the r-i 
ml . :- ■•' tho 9P • i.iiors. Timel 
. three honrs. 
Courses: For thi - 

t < Yellow Uiiiii-1 N. V>~. of Uiimki 
loaving TCKldyRacks buoy and I 
Bell buoy 0.1 li.-r IS 
RBturnlng, leaving Point AlnVrtbi 

through Hull Hut : 

Third und Fourth OIiiBKea— From 

an I l-.-iving IVlti.-l:'- Island on ■ 

lo Kla.-k ■ 

Hunt's Li:- •,: 111 . oil T. . . 

1 1 .1 trough Unil Gut,' to t 
Fortha Fifth and :-. . t CI 
huov. leaving it on port, to YeUo 

■ to 1 

intug of tho 
ons. is otb-r« is-.: 
lug the duties of 


.' : . . : 1 ..; • . iii.Lr.-., I'. F. Patterson, C. B. South- 

nr.l. T. o. 1j.jv._-1..>..!, J. 11. Coi anl and Peleg Aharn. Wind light and 

;r 1: -.vent away without a competitor, and 

,-:i-i - ■-■•.. i.'i,. .. 1 -In- -..--dl'iilrofimshm tin- five hours allowed. 

withdrew, in third elans Mr. F.irlnmh seored nirniii m his linnl-m.:.. 

.1-111.; ivht t-.rti-o to Ail i-,thoii_-h on starboard lack. 

. 1 1. . -. 1 ■ • in avoid tliri-at.-iie-l collision. The owner of AJlloM-a- 

■ . ■ 1 .;-.,■■■ hi - hi aldpper needs dlsolpunlnf 

.■!■.'_.- i -h lie wo Id have Tx mrul : .m ,.-.1 protest and there 

1 ' ling. Ibifl. Amy and 

..'.-• the best, but Wave 

-i a t.'in class. Janet won with plenty to 

Ep.iroiui.1 BeainOw jusl as she liked Summary; 


Actual. Corrected. 

Ft. in. 3. a. s. h. m. s. 

Sea Bird, Bed. S. Fofbii-ih 'AS 01 3 21 3-4 1 D7 93 

AUIe, A. H. V.\ii|.>. ES08 ETSB 3f 3 0115 

.".Not taken. 3 37 18 

..... .30 M 3.iio4 3 (1481 

Amy, i r . W, Baxter 81. 03 3 3'1 01) 2 05 20 

Tuisba, S. A. in-rtiuaa 31 05 2 31 01 3 05 31 

Joker, i_-... Coffin 80 OS Not taken. 

Ruble, a: ...... 


Janet, MM., rhinnov IS 11 1 M 31 1 30 24 

n.-uid, AV. P. n'oivk- 1907 167 63 i 3-1 30 

Wildfire, H. A. Keith IS III 2 02 18 1 37 21 

Corsair, W. 11. Mills 19 01 2 02 011 138 13 

SIXTH f.lL.l.Su. 

Beamew, Q. E. Hdwe 17 (S 158 23 133 84 

■ ' ' ris 1? 03 2 13 30 1 47 40 

tli-euiheii. E. I' Sharp ...17 08 Not taken. 


AVERY praiseworthy attempt Is under nay to brlns about 
• ■■■ :.-.. i.n.l.-r senHlWo regulations :is lo ballast and 
cr.:-.. ( . It ih.-re is anv irrit leu ainouV small boat oivuers about 
a Ujt ought to (111 with a very lar„-o tleet. By limiting 
■ . • -i ti.-'.li hi. t'lj ..-.vp.jn-i.H to owners are materially 
reducod and COO 1-aOOa t--.l of boats an 1 seamanship and not a mere 
wager as to who wHI Bxhibit tbe most foolhardy carryhig on in 
ovorsparred maehii..- II seems vers utrancM that while a hundred 

i the i 

i in 

baneful Influer. 

lull-: va'-llH il 

with protentioi 

l.l.l: ■ . : . . . 

iiins to comparo 
We lav it to the 
vicinlly. Legiti- 


of New York trap*., tlonni 
tic and Bsubei'snt bQ 1", E 

ally tv.'-ilau 1,-rumhiiu,,-. am 



being dacl i lodTy'liTfav Vr of ;i';'.--r.', div : '-r-' ■:■'.',. 
revolt had been orjjauized. and that ti,.. .-,■ 
might bscome a thing of the paat. ahi-h 
Cetonia and Oertnule, who liava been gro-w 
caniurod in the Mediterranean. 

From the announcement wo publish beio 
the regatta authorities hava not been aslee 
the murmurings of revolntiou by amanifes 
and also to give notice to any American sc 

Sable of gomg to soa to take a peep insido 
ice in the inter part of March, there to u 
wo have excluded from our own v. :.i--rs by 
shown in the rules governing challenges fo 
have now Act.-a. Wanderer and Kaustin 
abroad, and the tannin-.- ih-.v vonld ■.; -i 
windward Is quite certain to keep them fa 
condenso from the circular as under: 

Prix do Nice, for vacbt of thirty tons and 
medal to first; 5,.X)of. and a gold modal to R 
to third, and SOOf. and a medal to fourth. 

IVIr .1,, V /-. .1,. L-..™.. 

to ihe ;.:i 

r..n:; I.. 
Fee. We 

Mohtn of live tons and under flf- 

r prizea. with medals. 

acute of two tons und under five 

-.:. with theflais. 

n yachts of thirty tons, register 

izes the same as offered for the 

Prix do la Bale des Angcs, for 

teen tons, 2,0001'., divided into r. 

Prix des Alpes Marflimes. for 
tons, l,KMf„ divided Into four pi 

IVLv. tho Monte Carlo, for stc 
-.■-nn-.-e, <-■ ;i-.=eti;;.-r.- :iiil,- 
Pl-tc de Nice. 

There are also valuable cash ami an. prizes offered for rowing 
races, for boats of the French Navy, vcchis 'gigs, steam launches 
and festivities in general. Kntries cio.^ March ir., with M. Andrior 
Saetone, Secretary. We hr-lleve the- Y, P.. A. rules will be In force 
next year, so that something like mfrr and system raiiy be looked 
for. The Prinoe of Wales is Honorary President, and if lie lias anv 

thing to say in tho matter, it will be in favor of 

usage rather than for anything striking in the way of novelty or 
the picturesque, 


SEVERAL clubs have this year conceded thi 
._ ing our slothful methods of starting by Bhoi 
gi-nce to cross. Where, ten minutes has ■:..--■ - ■ . th.- • -iiu 
mis hp?n reduced to live as a first ,st-p, and in i ■ astai J 
srs becoming the rule to put more liie and sin::.: 
portion of the race. Quite a number .i 's ... :i.; ... 
themselves handicapped in oOQsequohoe of the ehang. 
minutes, and some are Inclined to lay the blame to the limiti 
It is, however, due to the ivani Of tact displayed, for most y 
In the habit of knocking about, without ai u before the start 
out thought of what Is in store. Nutui-ah 7 th -.-■,- - ..'! : 
this kind of baby's play we v.-:=l .-. hrou flttO.astopl 
ing start to on" gun after a prepnr .1 -,-y signal lias ;-r 

eee.ssitv of reforiu- 
nlngth'e periods of 
custom the pi 1 lod 

■ East anchor 5t.ii.-l .1 

should be excuse. 
tho start as In an- 
asked that bid se 
with the same ton 
Our present me 
ship and ludgmer 
they should w an 

nil hands a 
lnYof acuna a at 

might properly he 
M Rhoilld he met 


on ,'■■ ' the matoh, 

1 slothful that 
in iu| , Utne a one-gun 
Its athp la to mar 

Id It Is a sop to 

mado for ibemat tbo stai-t. _. 

start ca.n work ready unfairly la when the el 

tho skipper's plans. But a calm or too llgat 

harm turoughout tho race, and no legilimat. 

emptlng thosiar; from e •■■.• lents to which ti 

bin and yet receives no such exemption, 

minutes after five miles have I. 

the damage to her i-hrmee- ;■;■ *-i .1. !: 

the same after the gut. has been given to «ta 

matter and we have no doubt that in time 0:1 

tho lifo and snap to be witnessed in matches 

to flve minut'-;i is □ Bttfli in the eight direction and anchor atari - a -v. 

much to be preferred to the unfair and slipshod teu minutes hitherto 

observed by the slow fashion set by on.- of the oil 

which smart seamanship has ever been held too n 


IPONDEST, having seen in one of the miner v 

wltuehsed, and of late the I. ■ir.-hm'mt V. 0, hat) exhibited sorao fair 

of similar boats. Ouiside of these, match sailing and 

are a fareo in New Y irk, 

Tit.: huge clulw seek ostentation rather than sport and smother 

Death their dignity because the members of those 

at to remain owners merely and appreciate 

it tic- -p. rt but gorgeously furnish.-d accommodations. 

.'a galley v>ith diameter to suit. The small 

lag-tosBers, and between the two the 

'li .:• , ; fbbr ■ I ..:"-->•-'.' tons tias ceased to exist, at all events as a clasR, 

.-i.-i-h I.-. . •■.ii-t antly increasing numbers all along the,-.-., ,-i,i . ic-.. gomllue sport seems to be 
dub and t.iepriJe of all Its members. Tonnage 1 

1 • :■ cord gives him his place. 

The effort in this direction V. 
Nov .let-soy Y. C. has t hercforo our best, wishes fo 
it as a tost of what there is In us hereaway, and If 
rail to brill ■ oui a fair m-,sl.»r. -ye may rightfully 

■■ : . collapse 1 in ■ 
ladl •'.•.!::■ - 

...ig 111.' low (lib to 
lenln these latitudes. The N. J. ^ . u. nasaaarossea 
tin- following cfrtailsr to tho public: 
U\> Mie Vera.' qiitbs .'.. the VlcMtyM -Ye..' Vort: 

Tl.eS. J. V. (J. will hold n regatta, on Thursday, September 7th 
prox.. open to all sloop yachts not over ihirly -live feet In length, 
t iriiiti at 10 A, M, of that day from toe Elysian F 1.1.1k to and around 

the first all 

■■■•s not m-iko the 
That is as it ought 
ndertaken by the 
•success. Wo toko 
the prbpbsi 
conclucfa that the 

' ii..,;" ' I !l 

\ cassm 

Would certainly not be, 
this exceedingiv stupid 
columns, wo gratify his 
unsound because, a'barn 
apply the same - 
by that rule ought to be 1 
hencs length mean 
reasoning? It seems quit 
educated individuals. N" 
about measuring 
with a yacht, it is for d. 
much so. How much v.. 
put into a barn-like simp 

the barn should he indulged in the use of 1 

men turn derived from n-iv. : any more than I 

A clumsy form beaten by a superior fern 

y a grant of time, determined from orperi- 

I tills grant to the amount of 

ve wo obtained the trno gauge of the two 

.u.e'^,!?™': .!"?!! '!.;,""-. P"^ i; 'jrroperlr 

H'Ulor Forest 

A few davs : 

besides a sloe 

tore their can 

Of *e.l room. 
Cooper's (he- 
th tnselv tea 


t pioperly 
anying It, 

in length. 



barrel port. 

K. C. W. 
ifthingto be wit- 

:l.or„ with ample 

: lubbers putting 

■ inbbei-d 

rig to learn hi the 


i't I::. 
. 83 9 


• leaders. 
. Patter- 
id Raven 

1 48 f>g 
1 BO 11 
1 53 OS 
1 63 0.; 
1 0«4I 
1 58 00 

Gleam, Km-' 

..a s 

1 59 85 


:! 42 ii 

1 59 01 

■. Bickl ird 

■i 15 OS 

3 1* nil 

Gleaner, Ilateman.. 

•j :d 3d 

an -is 

Greta, Hill 

SECosn CL/ass. 

Not takeu 

Druid, Fowic, 

18 V 

2 M 17 

1 55 sil 

Comus, Mewcomb 

3 45 50 

1 57 .:.-• 

Perl, Parkman 

IS (1 

3 .17 07 

1 el) Il 


3 511 43 

31 fi 


.,., .,, 

:.n I' 

' . 

:l 03 aa 


=1 01 an 

■ : 

Charm. Whaeler 


nun, ,:i a:.--. 

3 03 33 

■; 81 81 

Sassocus, urlliln.. .. 


Idle Hour, Khute. 

Saucy D., In-.. in- . 

. . 


1 m v:. 

. . ■ 

1 .'■ i'il 

1 03 15 

Jennie C, I.aue. 


1 19 - 

Dora, Tile-ion 

■ ■ 

Una, Norwood 

. . 

... , 

1 0." 67 

Bottle <3.,F. Osffne-j , 

1 11 07 

1 20 Sit 

Unknown. M. Gaffnev . 


WildlVaye. - . 

11 2 

1 50 35 

1 27 05 

Ethel, Brooks 

11 :; 

1 :& OS 

88 88 

I ■.-; ■ . m ' ■ .'■, 

lis'f,-, . il'ifl.. Ilia,: 
Keel (,[ while eai. .:.!'... si-, 

sin. atlcoel. ■■■- Idtll .-..-,■■: 

... .....-.--,, . ,.■ -: . 

.'111 .and ' 

an.l.lin. ., ' i 

liln. at ends, nud s. .,:-'■, 

THI't, Ions. L "-' ■■''' ll - ' 

metal, trarboanl 

and at hnodeads -iin. Llllek. 
out, all t ■- ,i , :- 

with tiln 
leads te 
and chei 

n,-,,, i ,-,, 

The Xoret 


■: i'hi-oughnut. Eight utnks for 
gaUoiisfor i Ion ■ oi-ni-e. 

Point of "Pine .. 11 1 to Lobe 

Wind light, ,Jll Lie:-, C. H. fli.ler.i. . 

Jennie L. tonl:::! the Lohst.-:- mar.r una was pr. 

declared disqu. Liln.-, i in eias,-.,. ueneo, Ruth and 

ners. The 1 i -■ 1 for A-a^ust 10, to , 


Ft. in. 

Jennie L.. 0. H. Loelmsrt 1 

Until. W. Cassetti, Jr 31 ti 

t '.si 

Trnati class, 

Daisy D. , "W. I). \\ ooldred ;;..- IS 5 

Sadie, E. L. Taylor 1. S 

Mttriel,W, '-iev.'i'..:ii is r, 

hull v. c.-'i'i" -i ual ppsn racei 

■ater, holding 2,200 

ivas sailed Angus 

1 50 32 
1 n. in 
3 fll 30 

1 Si 18 

1 a, :u 

1 iU 

3 OS 48 

S 10 33 

1 B 19 

' 1 U 
Kot taken. 

6 1,-r-l 

for Rat 

▲<m«*r 10, issa.j 



Tho meisurctm 

iHWS fall to spe. 

isoc. per mile c 

to MGtt. ore ex. 
those dimansla 
each foot of nu 
4ft., n rule not, 
and passengers 

OluJillgn>.ipp >." 

especlally for o 
them. The a.ui 

K. Kramer ami H. 


cent issue. They ; 

band w 
tho M.ii 
Cup in i 
for Am 
thin j.. I 
outfit il 
can and 
be cutt. 
aU com; 

:■ v. C. fleet. Boston, 
started in tln» .lid 
lnHvi'v.'i'. M,i.-!:i'> si'i-v.i.I i hem 
lowihg, but no doubt, all ihe Am 
a.vd Stukau will give a gambled 
the business into a siibatnniii. 
tjazefta, Thos irniiseoi'ou,- 1. 
right. One turf journal, ropo 
dishonor enough to credit Magi 

of till- v. M l^cao h.'is «-.•:, in 

Y. 0., July 3; iWou city rogat 
itch ii. V;.i.-i-i.-aii «-u 
regatta. June 21. when Moggie « 
and would have scored but for 
attempt to belittle her vlctoi 
olaimi'n-- tin- Bosom v i ihl as 
claim wasast up in Boston lost 


model yacht, technical 

ney, 53 Beave 

by an amateur, who h 

. ROY At CANADIAN V, p.— The club has 1 

,. ■•- dessi- .J IV. and A. An 

r;i- maidi tor tn- I 

r HA.VJJN Y. 0.— the yachts 


raid ni i:.,< ti„> follow 

Isbmest ninl most perfect 
now on exhibition bj Man- 

9ft.: tonnage about 30. Fluiff deck, with batches iariS .1 . 
windlass, winches, hawse pipe?, chains, patent aachorsTbinnaele 
with geuuino compass. hloci.-s. boats, in short oven thin-,- complete. 
and to scale down to tho smallest: it. m», outiit Sail- it-ar son in- 
splicing of wire, block straps, dcilev-s and all worked i"' 
detail ill.- same as oh a large vessel Bowsprit to rig in 
and a r.u ■•h.-i. Hoist or mainsail. >M'!.i ;..„,:„ :}>,. mi/.zen boom. 17ft., 
with 23ft. hoist to sail. The hnUis regularly built and very Mani- 

garboards and sl,:. r sirn'ke. a'iid deck of hollv. But to bo appreci- 
ated thUh.. . a. If she makes no 


STOVE FOR OANOF.raT.s.-Wheu traveling by river with the 
beach bandy, it is often preferred to camp by pitching ih.> tent, 

starting a fire and preparing for ti. eni::^- :n.'..!. perhaps the 

principal one of the dav. Portable stoves of the alcohol pst suasion 
ore good enough in their way, but for camping, especially if cruis- 
ing in Coat where one stove i. made to do duty for tlu crowd, H 
Hheet-iron contrivance is eHeellvc as well as eheap and handy. ( , .':ii- 

inado use of the foU ovm;; niTungemeiit at" a cost*.):' less than $2. 
The stove was mad- will, an elliptic base of she. I iron. IS Inches 

biultoti the ground and the stove s«t over it a - booi) as'fi irly Ignited. 

In front a 5-rach door allowe 1 for I ling and draft. The top had a 

15-lnch hole to receive kettle or pan, and a funnel 12 inches high and 3 V, 
in diameter a; tin- rear conducted off thesmoko. Tho outfit oouaisted 
of a ;Iit 4-auart cam;, kettle with copper bottom, a teakettle 
and a frying pan with an i.v, ii ail. !.'d tor baking It ,i,.-=ir. .1. Tecs- 
all stow one .vitbin another, the wlnle affair weighing 3 to i pounds. 
A rousing lire cnu be quickly got up in wind or rain in this or a cimi- 
lar arrangement. 

HULL Y. O.-The fifth class yachts, whose match was declared off. 
owing to misunderstanding at start in the races .1 . 
Aug. 8. '''ours.- from in. lyes', leaving Parrel huoy on port, tofla" off 
Strawberry Hill, thence lo flag off Vumkin Island, th-uee to Pig Rock 
beacon, thorn.:,, to Hug o!T Pettieu's Isimrl, mid home: live :uida ball' 
miles. Wind light S. K. .Six boats were soul a .vav at 3 P. M., with 
Joker leading, .Janet, and Wil iiir.. close aboard Janet gradually ran 
tho rest and spun onr a lead uearing rluuikin mark, whieh she 

retained all day. Janet taki's first regular and Wil, Hire .,■,-. -.-. :,,- 

larprizo. She also takes first Corinthian and J. >k,:r second I'mar,- 
thian iirize. Judges, J. 11. C'ouant. (.'. Li. Southard and M. J. Kiloy, 
aboard the Commodoro's sloop Anna. Summary: 

Length,. ' icttinl, Correotod. 

Janet. \V L. Phiuney 18 "l i 2 'ooNJli I 38 38 

Wiidfir.-. N. 11. ic-itli IM 01 2 ill VJ l 3B27 

Ibis. J. T. Souther aO Otl 3 03 Ofi 1 40 IS) 

Joker, George Coftiu SO 08 3 (Ki !8 li4*2i) 

ahfe'"" 1 ::: :■:::: :lS ) T imo ^ taken - 

NEW BEDFORD YACHT CLl'B.— The race open to second-class 
sloops of the club sailed August 3, in light and variable southwest 
winds. Course lii'ie-ii mile-;, triaivular. in Buzaards llav One prize 
Of $50. The wind failed entirely toward tho elose. 'Summary as 

Load Line. Actual. Corrected 
l't. In. it. st a. nil. b 

Imp.'-rln. J. L. StuckpoJe 111! 2 :i.) ;jt 2 33 3? 

Ariel, F. E. B.ii-on SS 4 2 40 1)0 2 89 19 

Whistler, J. A. HowfiS 31 2 47 19 23731 

Nixie. N. H. Emmons 29 « 2 53 10 2 39 42 

Peri, Bands .'17 o 2 l?, is 2 47) SO 

Kisni.'t, W. A. Abbe 29 4 2W5? 2 42 21 

Isabel, Chapman .3.) 2 51 03 Stilt* 

Pointer, 1). L. Parker 28 8 3 UH .VI x BO ^r 

The match for ihe Coiunio.leio's Challenge Cup. open to principal 
clubs, was sailed the next, dav m light BOuthweat wind over fifteen 
mile conrac. Pointer, 2S 8. p, L. Parker, won in i :, 33, beating Ki 
drim, R. H. Morgan, 4 18 34, and Josie, 21 3, Horace Wood, 4 J2 id. 
Tho Glimpse withdrew'. 

TORONTO (. WN'Or. ri,',. iv The sailing challenge cup W«S Bui Bp 
Saturday. July 2U. and brought out six oano.-s— Ise.bel, double 
centorboard Pearl, Robert Ty-i..,i: Boreas, same, Com Neilson; Kau- 

Sha b |o w,"liv'nk,-',.'l. ,).' 1. K-'iV. ^i!o S , "i:!-'?/.'."i','-''.n k.-'.d Slm'lnw mod-": 
F. M. NichoUon. C'jursi-. four times around a tlireo-niiartnr milo 
triangle. Wind very Ught. Only two canons finished, both of them 
the Pearl models -Isabel and Boreas. Capt. Tvson showed a huge 
flttll over Isabel with a newfangled rolling rijefung gear, win, line the 
sail about the mast; while Koreas had two smaller but well -lilting 
latoeua. The lalt.-r held the lead, but Isabel's pig sad told 
wind and landed her the cup. The sec sing Shadow 

and Sadie .V, agree 1 to go over the triangle only one,- to decide own- 
ership to the oup for th»ir lot. Wou by shadow with a largo halanue 
K who I.h grounded In just suoh facts as are here given is well 
equipped for tho intelligent study of Nat o- 1 ,;. 

i:,.se little books is a happy one— 

'•The grcit thuig is to get your foot on Uie first rung of tub lamlar." 


Of tho Guides f >:•:•■•■■ . Hon Sooiory 


i;i'.\i:t:i.i v 

xiy-nlnth championship 
ass, HoidealnsaoondBnd 

this , 


tu the land. Xhfl 
■ ■ common etu-th- 
s the 
nv sul.,.livl = ioas of 





bi-ilillg Ml 


s P 

■n.Uc.n be 



a probahlj 

!, F.Gomer'sKhodeteland 
-. En-daud. towu regatta. 
Ilr. Fagarfs Wave. What 
•eeoipt of details by mail. 
.. a custom not in vogue 
ad Bjtainst which no rules 

:ently Inn 


v.'.aiher: Ivit •..',,! ■ T:. . 

inDthOr aolthiK On Hie day (ol* 

n sporting journals but 

m the by-laws: ".\o water shall be 
the after the signal to start has 
il anchors and chains shall be carried 
t not lieus.'d iisshii'liiiK ballast, nor for 
aeht. shall not be shifted or 
er during a race." 

?rand party left Boston, August 5. for a 
If of sc. Lawrence. The schooner bad 
'lug the clipper ship Worth 

>u her 


fit all her c 

) Fm 

championship match was galled 
. . wind, a very close race being the 
i, Silas Porter, Jr.. won in 2. 15:20, heating 
II. Thompson, by 3s. only, though 45s. later on actual 
ith. Haven aud tfie cat rig SallieR. 

!>•>.! . 


mailer than the cat- 

ompauy. the local crult not shifting balla-t 
GKM.-Mr. H. O. West. Of the Knickerbocker Y. ('., hns sold tho 
keel sloop Com to Mr. J. A. Osgood, of Boston, and the sloop will 
therefore return to her original hailine port, where we hope to see 
the hard-fought battles of her class the other side 

of the Cod. 

cutter rig and recelvi 
' improve tlieSyl 

MAlelK.-This cutter still li, 

Sylvia, (ff Belleville, Ont.. will be altered to 
four tons of lead on the kc-1. 'I liis should 
ia, as she is a deep boat, with much dead rise, 
in proportion, the cutter ought to be hard to 

vport In luir old berth, and will 
iraie unless more care is bestowed upon her keep. 
Ir-.n:.- , mi in the scorching sun. It appears that her 

<S AGAIN.— Tho new 30-ton cutter Alleen and the 

• Oriole, of Toronto, sailed a private match of fortj- 

Course same as in tho rocent sweepstakes of the 

■ nn the f.u:ui,.i„ Sporlsmatii 'The resell of the 
eepsl ikes pr ive 1 conclusively the superior- 
draught cutter over the cenLerboards." 
. c. -Now has three regular challenge cups, the Mnr- 
arc Cup and the Commodore's Cup, all or which will 
the matches to-morrow. 

M m $tnblui<ifwM. 


$nmver$ to §onesjjoiitknt<i. 


H. B„ Glasco.-YeH, the arm i3 ail rl»!it and (ho llr. it 

XL J.— Wo can suj.ply I)r HeoshnU's "Bo&k of the Black Bass," 
Price, postpaid, ?3. 

C. W.-The articles on camping out '.■■.re published In Issues of 
May 11. June 29 and .Inly !.'l. l-s:. 

N . s ''-- Sep current l.atci- f r.en W..s, Virginia pilots I in this paper. 

J- '•■ \\— i'or a bpojj id management ,,f dogs, toy 

Dinks. Mayhew and lint, hihson; wt can supply it. 

R.— The bead of fish sent by you from Lake Chaniplaiu is that of 
the fresh water saeepshead, tlnptoidvnoliu gruanienit. 

R. E. B.. Cincinnati. O;— You can travel 
per day on horseback, depending upon tlu 

J. c. II., New York. -You wil, be directed iii th" exact fishing 
spots at the Klneo House, Moosehead Lake, Me. Theguld, .. in i faotol 
keepers thereabouts can jiost you fully. 

D. B., Fails City, Nebraska— 1. You cannot r 

talions. They will not linn ihes ting quaiii 

bafrels are practically as good as "PamasctiK.' 

E. G., Galveston, Texas.— Take your rubber boots ;., n shoemaker 

tojjemendedj orsend to oup of the rubber lirms adv. r, i 

for a bottle of their preparation for mending rubbor art-lole! ' 
directions accompany the bottle. 

L. A. II., Aurora. III. 1. Have ther ■ ever been any game birds im- 
P-..-t-.| i.j th-. United States from Chinaf it. Is there a I 
carrying loaded cartridges in a trunk to be convey ed on u railroad 1 
Ans.' ^■■s: pheasants were imported into uivpJn and California 
% No. 

SpoBTSitiN of SEy-ENTr-Oxi: Years.— If a farmer Hying in New Y or 
State owns ten or Hi teen a.-r.-s ..f woods lying .dene i lie highway, ca 
he by sign prohibit persons from hunting in those w.„m>> Ans. Ye 
See the text of the trespass law, ipioted In ..or i^sue of July J 
page 476. 

K. U.— You could use cilclelh for small tii 
would prove very heavy and inconvenient. A 
with a "ily." will shed the rain. The "dy" is , 
so stretched across the top of Hie tent as to sou 
the tent proper. 

camp tents, but 
eras tent, It fitto 
xira piece of clot 

W, B.— Book: 
by L. Wright. 1 
•'Practical Ilgcoi 
gl.SO. 8. Mr. T. 

■ i, I.e. 

Id plan 



Ways, rc-ien 
Who wins? 
politics: but 
wise, it was 


N. Y.-Couli 
be wiUinsr tc 
fangsV lw< 

POIH.MA.1. / 

edge require 
"Buacn C. 
Conn., would lik 

a the election i" would defeat M-. 
; through tho filling for severr.l 
nominated ever .M and defeated, 
•ritv on bctiinc; nor on Canadian 
"play or pay . ' K \i ins ; if other- 

of Nat 


the do 

.1:0. •: 


this c 

s adopt 

Iso Mr. Nehrhng's "List of 
:e of the other counties of 
'. hi Recent Literature aud 

Mr. John Mortimer Murphy, the author of the present woi 
rteicntly well known to most sportsmen as a very prolific, if 

the buds and mammals of V ... 
volume under consideration contains dcscrlotions of our game birds 
and water-fowl, treats of Iheir haunts and' habits, and also of tlu- 
various modes employed in their capture; there are at least many 
tilings in its pages which it may bo worth while for the tyro to 


of tho smaller born. Oilier 

only oue-half that. 

J. R. E.— Would like to know where to get iufoi 
ter of country, modes of travel, expense, and sucl 
as one ought 'to have before siartinx ■•■■ /■ trip i 
tory, with view u> finding suitable pluce f ■. i ,■:,: 
hi farming lands. Ans. Write to tin I 
the report of Gov. .John W. lloyi for year I-'-..., 
which you will obtain upon application as above. 

Killyfish.— Thetiatno of kilhr.s!. is a local on 
Now York, where the Dutch sell' lers 1 
literally croekflsli. for the Hutch 'kill" meant t 
the tish are called bythfi Indian name of "innm 

adopted i iji'i-u'h- 
iii t'avoi 

e.l ill! 

nnd absurdly . 

■vhich a 
In issi 

is to have had considera- 
g t- rm- ere used through- 

umployed iu this country, 
igh to the American ear. 
A seem to any one raised 
Che book is handsomely 
r of wood cutH, some of 
ago Judd Company. 


i C. P. Putnam's 
series of Readers 
cts are given iu 
i fact. BO plainly 

Training vs. Breaking; pi 


C.-l. Whal ougbl >o be the color of a 
c nge of two months) -'. Wh. ro can 1 Hud 
Kti» seas ai fopBh • ilinggntue to befouud 
and smallers; reams ii....:, ..;,:;„!:.,■ C,,,,,, 

;lug» .mis. I. At this ago they 
ellow:.-li red. a. Considi the table of ey«u 
theam of July 20, 3. We can wtnd y«a 
ee, Sl.«i. 

See advertisement of Shelton's Challenge Gun. 

The most e\-an-.';oralod dispatches come In- the (I'd! line,' llmtpM* 


s cull a doK a "kinguuk," but if you want 

to b 

..] v 

ni. I ; 


it tho 

Sufficiently dearly espial 

I, and this appears to have been 
before us Nos I. and 111 ..!' th, 
Water," and -Vegetable Life." Th, 

ring the Mrs 

.HUM le blS t 

e apartment 
I until tho bow 
is he told bis 1 
ini the whole 


cuts, which are more llinu ever valuable in works of just this kind, lak.-n as a w !...'.■ t lies'- ,,,,.. !.-,„, wn as "i'l:..-'(. oum'iouOM," 
Tha mors of thOBO Biaipls elemental}- books we can bav» the bcttur, | msud themwlves to yachtauien upon their ival mui iw. . 



[Atjgcet 10, 1833 


Pencils, Holders, Case*, Etc 


ing ink for several days' writing. Can be carried in 
the pocket. Always ready for use. A luxury to 
persons who care to preserve their individuality in 


Send for Price-List. 
Oon Goods are Sold by First Class Dealers 


the bowels, the kiln ays am! the pores its safeguards. 
Indigestion creates a violent revolt among these 
attaches of the regal organ, and to bring them 
back to their duty there is nothing like the regula- 
ting, purifying, invigornling, cooling operation of 
Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient. It renovates the 
system and restores to health both the body and the 




Leading Numbers: 14, 048, 130, 333, W. 
tor Sale by all Stationem 


y<xks.C*iuden,K.J. 26 Uu St. Nor V«fc 

The Gun and its Development 


Price »7.50. 

Fatent Adjustable Ohnii 

Invalid Chair, 

Child's Crib, Bed or 

Lounge, combining 

b tuty. lightness. 

gth, simplicity an i 

fort. Everi/thinl 

n exact sriunce. 
rs by mail prompt- 
ly attended to. Good 
shippped C. O. D. Sen t 
stamp for Illustrated 
Circular; quote Fores 


661 Broadway. New York. 


Canoe and Camera. 

With sixty illustrations, and a new map of the 

canoe tours of the State of Maine. 

Plttsfleld, Mass. Cats Froe. 

f Full-Lcngth COT, in this case, 
[i $10. LOUNGE, In this case, 88. 
! Sold everywhere by the Trade. 

Treble Hooks, Gangs and Swivels. 


Numbers 8-0 7-0 6-0 5-0 4-0 3-0 2-0 

Per Dozen $1.25 1.05 .85 .IS .70 .65 .60 

1.0 1J ltoS 

.50 .45 .40 

Numbers 4-0 3-0 2-0 1.0 1 to 10 

PerDozen 1.25 .80 .70 60 .50 

Best Quality Brass Double Swivels, No. 1 to 10, per dozen $1.25 Best Quality Brass Treble Swivels, No. 1 to 10, per dozen $2.00 


Oimp " " 6.00 

Seth Green, single gut, half foot long 3.00 

Imbrie, " " " 

double " " t 

Lenders (for Green & Imbrie gangs), feet long, very heavy single gut, with two swivels 

Patent Treble Hook, with baiting needle attached, 1 ft. long, with swivel, gimp or 4-0 book, or double gut and 1-0 hook 

Ronieyn, treble twisted gut, S feet long, with three swivels 


Orders received from persons residing In cities In which the dealers keep a fall line of our goods will not be tilled at t 

ABBEY & IMBRIE, 48 Maiden Bane, New York. 


Size to suit Forest and Stream, 


Price, «1.25. 

* » * This flight so nearly resembles the 
actual motion of birds that the Clay Pigeons afford 
excellent practice for wing shooting. We commend 
all sportsmen to test its merits. * * « 



SoldBy ALL DEALER SThroughoutThe WORLD 

On receipt of $16, a suit this 
style or any one of the prevailing 
styles of the best quality blue 
flannel that will not change color, 
to fit any man from thirty-two to 
fifty inches chest measure, will be 
sent to any post office in the U. S. 
If not suited, return and get your 
money. If you wish for further 
particulars, enclose stamp and 
mention this paper. 


410 Seventh St., 



Map of the Adirondacks. 

Revised Edition. 

PRICE, $1.00. 
For sale by the Forest and Stream Pub. Co. 

B. F. NICHOLS «fc CO., 


Manufacturers of 


We a 


... v, obliged to have more room in our factory and greater facilities for manufacturing our goods 

■' ' lll: ' '"■'' ''' '".'- ' '■' ■ '"■ ■ ' " '■■-' -'ived the highest award and silver medal at the Massachu- 
setts Charitable Mechanic • Association ran- for our superior coorts. Send for catalogue 

The laynard Rifles and Shot Guns. 



For Hunting and T»rget Practice at all ranges, 
the "MAYXARB" more completely supplies 
"'the wants of Hunters and Sportsmen generally, than any other RiBe 
In the world, as many barrels can be used on one stock; and for accuracy, con- 
venience, durability and safety, is not excelled. Send for Illustrated Catalogue 
describing the new attachment for using rim and centie-fire ammunition. 

MASS. ARMS COMPANY, Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Fisherman Attention ! 

I wish to call your attention to my hand-made all 

Combination Rods, 

seven pieces, making two distinct rods for bait 
or fly. 

Trout, 810. Bass, 818. 

FRED. D. DIVINE, 132 Genesee St., Utica, N. Y. 

Send stamp for descriptive list. 


Jtt*tjrTOJr>8 TvlXlUEiUWLi- 


Price BO Cents. 


Oil-Tanned Moccasins, 

For Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, 
Snow-shoeing, etc. They «~ 
easy to the feet and very du_ 
able. Made to order in a vari- 

a V •-■:. a V a;, and 

ranted the genuine 
cle. Send for price list. 

INGS, Dover, N. H. P. O. Box 888. Bramjokd & 

Anthony, Boston Agents. 

Halbert F.. Paine, late Com. of Pats. Story B. Ladd. 


Solicitors of Patents and Attorneys in Patent Cases, 


Wallace's Guide to tJie Adirondacks 

Price, Paper, 5Cc. Cloth, $1.50. 
For sale by the Forest and Stream Pub. Co. 

_ Orders booked and 
snipped di:a-._a rrom inad:-a thus insuring fresh 
seed certain to grow. R. VALENTINE, Jonesville, 



Price 35 Cents. 



7 Warren St., New York 


To sportsmen wishing a close sfwoiing fowling piece, I recommend the Knickerbocker Clnb Gnn. The barrels are of the best 
English metal; the locks strong and carefully made; and for durability they are equal to the highest priced guns. Each gun Is rigidly tested 
before leaving the factory, and a record made of the shooting at 40 yds in a 30in. circle, which is guaranteed. 

A. Top snap action, fine Damascus bairels, bar locks, rebounding hammers (out of line of sight), percussion fence, extension rib, double 
bolt, through lumps, large head strikers, pistol grip, Deeley & Edges patent fore end, checkered grip and fore end.horn butt plate, engraved, left barrel choke bored, and record furnished 
of gun's shooting qualities, 10 and 13-gauge, $47.00. 

B. Best Damascus barrels, finely engraved, both barrels choke bored, and record furnished, 10 and 13-gauge, 880.00. 

Also Hollis, Buckley and Bonehill Breecb-Loadiug Double Barrel Guns. Twist and laminated side snaps and top snaps. English and Belgian Muzzle-Leaders. All Siorttnten'a 
Sundries. Gudb sent C. 0. D. privilege to examine on receipt of $6 to cover express charges, 

Atwttw 10, 1588.] 



Standard Works. 


An Index and Summary of all the matter relating to ornithology contained in the first 
twelve volumes of the Fokest abd Stream. 195 pages, paper. Price, postpaid, ifl.iiO. 


Its Appliances, Practice and Purpose. By James D.vlzlf.l Dougaljj. Contains 
practical information on guns and gunning. Its chapters treat of the Barrel, the Stock, 
Locks, Triggere, Recoil, Breech-Loaders. Rifles, Care of Guns, Ammunition, Loading, 
Dogs, Grouse, Woodcock, Black Game and Partridge Shooting. The chapter on "The 
Purpose" of Shooting is the Ik st defense of legitimate field sports ever published. Elegantly 
printed on fine paper, 890 pages, cloth, Price, postpaid, $3. 


I. Haunts and Habits. II. Range and Migrations. Ill, A Morning Without the Birds. 
IV. Nomenclature. V. Localities. VI. Blinds and Decoys. This is a reprint of papers 
from the Fokest akd Stream. Pamphlet, 45 pages. Price, postpaid, 15 cents. 


Training vs. Breaking. By S. T. Hammond, Kennel Editor of Pokest ant Stream. 
Pronounced bv those who pave read the chapters, as published in this journal, to be the 
best -work on tho subject ever written. 100 pages, cloth. Price, postpaid, $1. 


39 Park Row, New York. 

Monthly Issue. To Sportsmen. 

The New Yacht Gun Commodore. 

The Best Breech-Loading Gun in the World for Yachts. 


8end for full particulars to 

G-. EDWARD OSBORN, New Haven, Conn. 



Agents : 


Guns, Ammunition and Sporting Goods. 


Swell and Waterproof Shotgun Shells 

Loaded to Order- 
Price per lOO, from $2.90 up. 

The Shells will not deteriorate with age, and may be put in 
water for hours without swelling. 

Clay Pigeons & Traps, Belcher's Flying Birds & Traps, Glass Balls & Traps, Etc. 


_ „n exact representation of this rod, which 


It has Sickle Plated Patented Solid B& Plate which prevents Heel getting fast by swelling ; of ! Rod. 

Tull Sickle Plated. Patented Ferrules, allowing the wood to be used the fill size, thus preventing rod 

breaking where wood and femue I Tennons which never allow t tie joints, to gel stuck to- 

, | i,i :,, ; wefe Butt »1 .in Bdaarfc, polished and wound with cane and 

Sk, givin|it thaf desirable appearance and the feeling of the high priced rods The .middle joints ^and 

iWara made from rteJ oewood Etnatural color, varnished and noltehed. This makes a handsome 

contract to biitt, and .gives the entire rod a look of beauty which is a jV to every Sherman's heart jvhile 

using it. The rod, rut. Length ten and one t, from nme to ten 

ounces. This is the best made, best finShed rod for the money in the United States and will grantee 

it every way ■ L can send a duplicate thus saving expense 

and trouble of returning rod to be r LOrttro » *& ■'■■ ' ^fnt Bass Rod 

Rent to any pari of i ed ' • irepaid , with one Trout or one Bass Tip for $o.OO. Trout Tips, each, 
S1.00,BassTh I I > In I ' half Bamboo each, $ 1.26. .,_.__ _ 

Gun..: fig am epai . ol all 06 by J. W. Livmgston, formerly with Parker Bros Conn. 
Card's Standard Traps, Guns, Pistols, 3?ishing Tackle, Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. 

WILL H. CRUTTENDEN, Cazenovia, Madison County, N. T. 


Place this advertisement In your scrap book for 
enoe of flfty.flve years of both the Gun and *""" 
and the trade generally. 

A want long felt for bv sportsmen. All Anglers will 
acknowledge that the most vexatious thing that can 
happen him is to have his Spoons, Hooks and Lines all 
tangled up. This case will prevent any such disaster, as 
it is so arranged that the most careless fisherman can 
,,.., i r. -i.i: |n shape. They are made of the best 
material, and handsomely ornamented and furnished with 
. i I . '' and key. This case is approved of by the practical 
ms.-.-itorial professors, who have investigated its perfec- 
"' -—Box: Length IS . h V/i inches: 

- ' width 4, depth 1 to 1% inches. 

- trays (4): Leu fin 7U, width 4, depth 1 to 1% inches, 
top tray: Length 11% width 7. depth 1J^ inches. Three 
partitions id .-rich suJ ti tray, eight m large tray, two com- 
partments in box, making twenty-four places for lines, 
roels, By-book, and each case packed in a nee SiiSUftKa 

le time, $21.00. Send for Catalogue of FISHING-TACKLE AND SPORTSMAN'S 

For reducing recoil and giving bettor penetration 
and destruction of shot. 



s i a- n t . r 



P. O. Box 715, New Haven, Co 

Send Stamp for Circular and Price List, 

500 Sold in Advance of Publication. 


Training vs. Breaking 

By S. T. Hammond ("Shadow"), Kennel Editor of Fobbst and Stream. 
Plain, practical, tested by thirty years' experience, humane, rational, efficient. 
Endorsed by those, who have read it as the best book on the subject ever written. 
To the ten chapters of "Training vs. Breaking," the author has added two sketches: 

The One-Eyed Grouse of Maple Rian, 
My Old Dog Trim. 

The whole forming a book of 100 pages. Printed on fine paper: handsomely bound ia 
doth. Sent postpaid on receipt of price, $1.00. 

Forest and Stream Publishing Co. 


I Write for Circular to 

Upthegrove & McLellan, 

Valparaiso, Ind- 

THIS (3^- 
is our Skeleton Coat or Game Bag. 
It is dead grass color. Weighs but 
fifteen ounces; Is unequalled for 
warm weather shooting. 8end 
breast measure and we will mall itj 
to you tor Ja 00. 


580 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 
Manufacturers and Dealers in 

Fine Fishing Tackle, 

Camping Outfits, Lawn Tenuis, &o. 

Send for rUtutrated Oatologua. 



[ATOOTT 19, 1889. 




i*.„SS£5 ?? * shells are made with grmt care upon new and improved machinery, and the paper 
issubjectea to a process that reudcretnc shells waterproof, pliable, and capable of withstanding large 
charges oi powder without bursting, and are reloadable from four to ten times, if desired. They also 
keep their smooth shape stiff, inside and out. We offer them as equal, if not superior, to any other 
mates, and warrant them in the full sense of the word 







A XI) 


Rim Fire and Central Fire Cartridges for Pistols and Rifles. 

"THE RICE SHELL EXTRACTORS." HENCH ( ■!,! isious. Etc, Etc Hblj ,AUmr '' 

Nr.w TorcK Agents: WALLACE .v SONS. No, SO Chambers street Now York 

Pacific Coast Aciknts: ('HAS SuNNTACI .t CO., San branch- < 'alina-ms 

NewOrleans Aoesth: A I'.ALItWTs' A CO 

New Enolakd Agents for Shot Shells: JOHN P. LOVELL & SON, Boston, Mass. 

Again Victorious at the late Exposition at 


THE PHILADELPHIA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE says- "At Melbourne thev had ~, 
opportunity of testing their power besi 1 h \ S tor ft the worSf and^thef ca_ . 

'f'a'ussover every ottmr mjl!;er. 1 heir hlghesr award eone s 1... , I i . ■ .-, . :-,,-, : ■•■. ,-:.-"■,■.,. . ..'. ....... a -a, 

for this class of goods has for many years been above all others." 
They have been in the hands of shooters for the past six* 

■' ' i ■■' : ■ I lian a r, "tie a- run when hr.nir-lil 
Island last year, at the New York sta te ( 'emanation 
"Forest, and Stream" Badge for the best average ovi 

show Room,: hambers st n y _ PARKER BROS., Meriden, Conn. 

_ and stood the severest test, and have 
competition in the field or at the trao. At Coney 
,e PARKER won the Wore,,] Badge and the 
nearly 200 competitors. Send for Catalogue. 



Corona, Queens Co., N. Y. EARL LEE, Manager. 



The above cut represents the 

The demand for the James Breocli-Loarters in 1881 was bo great that we had great difficulty in filliue 
all our orders. This means that Americans appreciate a good honest gun when they see II win Dav a 
fancy price for a gun made by some old maker, when von can bin- a beautiful J imes ' . cui 

equally as good for half the monev:- Or why buv a gun upon which tie a , - .-., , to out his 

own name, when a good, reliah], James eun'ean'he had at th" same price' In \mcri.-nn rn-odu -Is we 
Dealers needing any of these brands sin, u Id order direct from u- n, .v. ., 1 ■.-, i ...i,-,,,= 

P. 0. Bos mi. H. & D. FOLSOM, 15 Murray St., 'New York. 


— BY— 




Two persons can put it up in one hour. No Nails or Screws required. 

Price $60. With two Cots and Table, $5 extra. 

This Company manufacture for portable and permanent use, Depots for Railroads, Sheds for Steam- 

:l ; ''leeches Hotels, leadline,,. Schools. Hunting, boat and ( 'lob Houses , also Summer Cottages 

Farm and Out Buddings of every st vie Suitable for all seciians of countrv and climates, at moderate 
cost, within the means of all. Warm hi winter— cool in summer— ventilation perfect. 
For further particulars see illustrated circular, or apply to the office of the Company, 

31 Wall Street, New York City, N. Y. 


The Pieper "Diana" Gun. 

the only gun of European manufacture made eutirely by machinery. The system is entirely new, and 

This is the only gun of European manufacture made eutirely by machinery. The system is entirely 
actual bests have shown that for accuracy and strength it has no superior. 

The reinforce lumps and bolt loop are of one piece of wrought steel. The tubes are finished to gauge and are put 
together without heal so that they are perfectly straight and always shoot to center. This is onlv found in very high cost 
guns made on the ordinary system, as the best barrel filers are necessary. The locks are finely finished and of the best 
steel, and all the joints are closely fitted ; all tbe parts are interchangabie. 

A public trial was. made, in Cleve, Prussia, in August, 1881, to which the best continental makers sent their finest 
guns. The trial was for closeness and penetration. 4 is excellent, 3 is good, 2 is fair, 1 ordinary. The gun of 
Sir. Roedel, of Prague, was made on the Pieper system. The result was as follows: 
45yds. 60yds. Total. 
2168 8 4 ft 8 
4 4 4 8 4 4 4 4—45 

4 4 44 

3 34 4—43 

44 3 8 

8 8 3 3-40 

4 33 4 

1 1 3 1—38 

4 3 4 4 

1 8 8 3-37 

44 3 8 

8 3 1 3-36 

88 4 2 

3 3 8 3-31 

Size of shot... 2 4 6 8 

A. Jannsen, Liege 8333 

Beermann, Minister 321 2 

Briinu, Birmingham 3 3 2 2 

Wit.te. Zutpllen 3 4 3 3 

H. Jansen, Wesel 12 12 

lei.'-e-L- -m'l lie .Sale; ana, ! r. . ! 

(v.r.l.-s. liremerhaven 2 1 1 1 

2 I (i 8 
4 4 3 3 
4 42 4 
8 344 

60yds. Total. 
2 4 6 8 
1 3 2 1—82 

1 2 2 1-20 

Size of shot... 2 4 8 

H. Pieper, Liege. 3344 

Roedel, Prague 3 3 3 3 

W.W. Greener. Birmiimham ...4 4 4 3 

N. Bodsen, Liege 3 4 8 4 

( '. Baitels. Wiesbaden 3334 

Sack-renter Fiankfort 2 3 3 4 

Camphausen, Crefeld 1 4 2 3 

Attested bv the Jury, Klimm, Royal Inspector of Forests, Keyssler, Royal Inspector of Forests, Heise, Inspector of Powder at Cologne, 
G-. Hulin, record keeper. It will be noticed that the Pieper guns are especially effective at long range. 

Mr. H. Pieper has appointed the undersigned sole agent for the United States and Canada, and offers the goods at priceB far below their real 
worth, in order to speedily introduce, them into this market. 


No. 590. Stub Twist Barrels. Scott action, double bolts, extension rib, scroll fence breech, patent fore end, ornamental rubber butt (see cut) 12-gauge, 8 to 89$lbs. . .$58.80 

No. 095. Same as 590, with laminated steel barrels, u-gauge, 8 (on^lhs ' 53 00 

" ' " " " 10-gauai , B to tjejl-is 80 00 

No. 600. " 595, with better barrels on luge, 8 to 8&jlbs 60 00 

10-gauge, to :u.,llis 65 00 

No. 005. Very One quality, best Damascus barrels, highly finished, 12-gauge, %to8^1bs. __ 100 00 

SCHOVERLING, DALY & GALES, 84 & 86 Chamber Street. 

Agents for Marlin Fire Arms Co., Harrington & Richardson, Hood Arms Co.. Charles Daly, Henry Tolley. 


[We sail nt wholesale only. If your dealer does not keep the Pieper gun, ask him to send for sample.] 



Manufacturers of 

Catalogue Free Of Charge by Mail. 

;n For One Dollar, one Cleaner, Patches, Brush 
! r£ and full directions sent free of postage. 
U Uiroa T. X AUIH.EV (gKMWX. PMcnwc. 

iB m $m. 

Champion Marcus. 

E. K. C. S. B. 7,535. 
Winner of more prizes and sire of more winners 
than any oollio in America. 

For service address MARCUS, I'. O. Box 882, New 
York. julylS.lmo 


To a limited number of approved bitches. 

English Mastiff "Duke." 

Third Prize Boston, 1882. 
Bitches sent carefully attended. Puppies from 
above dog and Pride, "a magnificent bitch of the 
best mastiff strain. Males, $25; females. $20. For 
particulars and pedigree address (.'HAS. E. SHAW, 
Clinton, Mass. 

Any ol the Following Books Sent 
on Receipt of Price 


Adirondack*., Camps and Tramps in, Northrup si & 

.American u net ,r owl tsuootuig, j . v\ . ijong. , . . 

American Ornithology, or the Natural History 

of the Birds of the United States, Wilson * 

Bonaparte; 8 vols 18 00 

Animal Life, Deseri .. i I lusi rated, Prof. 

E. Percival 5 00 

Angling, a Book on. Francis 7 50 

Archer, Modem 25 

Archery erj o I CI on 1 B0 

Around the World Uithe Vaeht Sunbeam 30 00 

Art of Swimming 25 

Athletic Sports for Boys— boards, 75c.; cloth.. 1 00 

Athletic Sports. Stonehenge. 1 00 

Baird's Birds of North America SO 00 

Bechstein's Chamber and Cage Birds 1 50 

Bits arid Rearing Reii Ho and Har- 
ness, E. F. newer 50 

Books for Sportsmen: Angling, ,We.; Shooting, 
50c.; Common objects of the Seashore, 50c. ; 
Cage and Singing Birds, 50c: Dogs, 75c, 
Birds' Egg- end Kc-ds. ode. : Fresh and Salt 

Water Aquarium, 50c; Native Song Birds... 75 

Breech Loader, Modern. Greener 2 50 

Cage and Singing Birds 50 

Camps in iLe oe'ih'je.s. by Fred. Ober 2 50 

Canoe Traveling, Powell 3 00 

Canoe, Vovr.ce of the Paper, Bishop's 2 50 

Cnssell's Book of Finis, i vols 12 00 

Cas.-eH's Book of Sports and Pastimes 3 00 

Dairy Farming, by Prof. J. P. Sheldon 12 50 

Dictionary of Poultry 50 

Dog Breaking by Holabird 85 

in-, Fishing in Maine Lakes i 25 

Frank Forester's Field Sports. 4 50 

Field Naturalist's Hand Book, by Rev. J. U. 

Wood 2 00 

n .■■ ■ i ■ i: l ,,f M-.,- , . :.' M 
Frank Forester's Manual for Young Sportsmen 2 25 
Frank Fon. oil en as a Charac- 
ters, 8vo„ 2 vols ..4 00 

Gun. Rod and Saddle... 1 00 

Great Thirst Land, The: A Ride Through Natal 

I ' ■■:.- !'. ■•■ f i: o . I 'r n - a ;.i I .ee... in, ,- i 

more .... . 2 50 

Hints to Riflemen, Cleveland 1 50 

Horse, The Book of the ; Siduev 12 50 

How to Hunt and Trap, Batty's 1 50 

Hunter and Trapper. Thrasher 1 00 

Insect World, Tne ; Stealer 5 50 

Life of a Sportsman, Nimrod 12 00 

Mammalia ; Figrrier. 8 00 

Mantou's Taxidermy Without a Teacher 50 

Ocean World: Figuier 8 00 

Pigeons 'i ■ ■■ I, of; Fulton 12 50 

Poultry mi :- -■„,;, , ; ,r ; Wright . 1.2 50 

Practical Rabbi; Keeper: Ctinieulus 1 50 

Prairie ' : -i . Wright 1 50 

Praelie, . i :-■:, ■,- ,,.,., ; Wliclll .. 2 ol 

Reptiles ttud Birds ; Figuier 3 00 

Shore Birds 15 

'tile l ,n ' .' i, I i, -"el - ie-e. e. I .. e e-J , U> 

Vegetable World; Firmer a 00 

Wild Adventures in Wild Places; Gordon 

Stables.... 2 00 

|or Mi. 

somefarm and country seat, in Cecil County, 
Mai 'Timid, containing 115 acres, fronting on the 
Bohemia. River, near its junction with" the Elk 
Bi'.-er ' - It. j i mod i.e., ;.,.- ■; )-,,-. I uildiiig:, eon .i i 
of a large modern double-walled brick mansion, 

in bath and kitchen. The whole farm supplied 

with water by i imill. Tin- other 

buildings consist of a billiard room ice house, two 
tenaut bouses, granary, two large barns, i 

house, sheds, corn ertii. ele. The house is elegantly 
fm-nished throughout. There is also n Rum soy 
deep well pump in summer kitchen, water good. 
Ducks in abundance, when in season, and perch 
fishing excellent. The buildings are all in Or. i class 
order, so is the farm, plenty of fruit and grimes, 
ire. It will be sold with the furniture, stock, pro- 
duce and farming implements, also decoys, sink 
box, &c. Any gentlemen or club desiring a hand- 
some snoo'.iug box the above is one of the most 
desirable in the State. The location of the man- 
sion ie near tfJQ r, : .,.| above low water mark, and the 
xiew very line. Access by rail or Erricsson steam- 
Photographic vlcws'of building: 

female, ver, lame, pric, S'Jtc JOHNG.FUNK, 
bos 154, Kalkaska, Mich. Qug.I0,lfc 

J? admirably a :. > i .."■",., UlIi .... ContainslSi 
acres, located a half mile from Erie ii. P., 70 miles 
from N. Y. Two creams of pare unfailing 

naler, r 1 O.riieio- one pre i u p an: , 

or more acres can easily be made, in fact any num- 
ber of ponds can be made at light expense. No 
malaria or mosquitoes. Good buildings. Choice 
land. Address A. V. BOAR, Mlddietown, N. Y. 


64 inches over all. the finest piec, 

its kind in the country, can be seen at MANNING'S 
YACHT AGENCY, ESBeayer street, N,Y, 8ugl0,» 

Scotland Kennel. 


Champion Tweed II., Imp. Scotch Collie. 

Winner of 20 Prizes in the field and on the bench 
in England, Scotland, Wales and America. 
FEE, $25.00. 
Sire among others of Joe Mils, winner of puppy 

stakes, club stakes, and a special prize at the great 
collie trials held at Alexandra Palace, London, 

June 15. 1882. 


Champion Lassie, Champion Lass O'Gowrle, 
Lilac, E. K. C. S. B. m, 715, and Meg. 1st prize open 
class. Boston, 1882. 

For prize list, Sec, address THOS. H.TERRY, 
P. O. Box 2017, N. Y. 1u]y20,tf 

®I« <$tmtl 

iels of the most fashionable blood address 
CHAS. DENISON, Hartford, Conn -'«ptl5,tf 

JP well broken pointers and setters, also dogs 
boarded and broken, satisfaction guaranteed. Ad- 
dress H. B. RICliMi >ND. Lakeville. Mass. 

Cockers of all ages and colors, dogs, bitches 
mirl puppies, address with stamp, ROB'T WALKER 
Franklin, Del. Co., NY. July21,tf 

ners of 1880. printed on line tinted paper, will be 
sent post-paid for 25 cents each, or the B— •'- 
rriDilCT 4 — 



Wirehaired Fox-Terrier Tyke 


1st, English Kennel Club show, 1881; 1st, N. Y.. 
Westminster Kennel Club, 1882; and many other 
prizes iu England. Fee $2S. Address JOHN E. I. 
GRAINGER, No. 1 Pearl St., N. Y. june29t£ 


Red Irish Setter Dog "Larry," 

Winner of first prize in an defiant class, Pitts- 
burg, 1882 (only time competing). Larry Is solid 
deep red, no white, large, and one of the best made 
all over Irish dogs in America, with a most superb 

'10! ii. If .|- C-'ii - a«d an re cell i ujuod un 

woodcock and quail, excellent nose, perfectly 
staunch before and behind, and a perfect retriever. 
Is perfectly obedient, with the best of disposition. 
Fee $20 eash or brace of pups from first class 
bitches. Address W. H. PIERCE, Peekskill, N. Y. 


O'More Kennel 


The thoroughbred red Irish setters, champion 
Rorv O'More. champion Rufus, ex-champion Friend 
Rexford (Berkley ex Noras litter brother of Lady 
Berkley, winner of first piize Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. 

Jor Mlt. 

tam Lake, Hamilton County, N.Y. Commodious 
cottage, guide-house, boat-house, including boats, 
etc. Address P. O. Drawer No. 21. Albany, N. Y. 


Patent of a Glass Ball Trap. 

Already in the Market and Known 
to be Reliable. 

For full particulars address, giving references, 

R. L. 8., this office. 

To Let or For Sale. 

A pleasant residence, beautifully situated on 
Rlverdale avenue, Yonkers (southern portion). One 
and a quarter acres of ground, with abundant 
shade. House contains eight rooms, hard wood 
finish. Heater, bathroom, laundry with stationary 
tubs, closets, hot and cold water, gas. Carriage 

I, Ml : . .'. Li SO IS' I I , , .,1 : . I, , ; , 

chicken-coop, &c, &c, all in first-class condition. 
Premises are connected with Vonkers city water 
mains. Rent $800 per year. Apply to C. L. 
SCHEMBER, 06 Nassau st., N. Y. may25,tf 

X tieal bird call in use. Toned expressly for 
yellow legs, curlew, plover, &c. Sent by mail with 

-n I In.o lice. i ceo |. I -J 

Address G, FT co ;,, ,■ : c i , .., ,. , , :o ;: . 


E Hound and Cheap. J, C. CHAMBERLAIN. 
Bridgeport, Conn. aug8,!t 

CUS barrels, 91b., 2j>i drop, patent fore-end, re- 
bounding locks, choke bored. I took it from fac- 
tory June 1st, and have shot it at 80 glass balls only. 
Stock is too straight and will sell it for $55 cash. 
S. D. BINGHAM, 2i)(l Broadway, N. Y. 

moi.r rifle. 44— 105. complete, and ono new Rem- 
ington, Hepburn pat.., rille, 40 — as, complete, For 
particulars address Dr. W. C. BUNKElt, Oregon, 

Prize Spuuiels. 

The show season being over wo will dispose of 
prize winners and pri/.- bred stock at reasonable 
prices. Also puppies by champion Benedict, Dash 
and Bob HI. We hove this year won one champion 
prize, five specials, nine firsts, ten seconds, and 
four times vhc and one- he to our own winners. 

Enclose stamp. Hornellsville, N. Y. 

jf Don, 2J$ years: old, by champion Eleho anil a 
thoroughbred bitch. Ho is perfectly broken, is 
fast, staunch, good nose scent and good endurance, 
and a tender mouth; retrieve: from landaud water, 
lie is lit to run iu any field trial. Price $75. Will 
show him on either quail, woodcock- or sidpe. For 
particulars inquire of H. KILL1AN. Cohuubia. Pa. 

pop-, 'l! I pei'.i . .• ■■ Ce |„-C ' ] ! i ' 1 

il, :;'a,; I c'Lio" o;e ol e - I .-1 n ■, SI ,.|i , a 

bargain. Address "WILLIAM KIRK, West Winsted, 
Conn. julylS.Gt 

®k genncl 

fleas! Fleas ! Won! forms! 

Steadman's Flea Powder for Dogs 


Tills powder Is guaranteed to kill fleas on dogs or 

any other animals or money returned. It is put up 

in patenthoxes with sliding pepper box top. which 

greatly facilitates iw use. Simple and efficacious. 

Price, V) cents by Mail, Postpaid. 

Areca Nut for Worms in Dogs. 


Price, 50 cents per Box l>y Mail. 
Both the above are recommended by the " Forest 
and Stream and Rod and Gun." 


65 Fulton Street, - - New York. 



E80 "Washington Street, - Boston, Mass. 


$10 EACH. 
Finest and Most Fashionable Blood. 
Price as 10 at *ix weeks. 
GEO. E. POYNEER, Dayton, Webster Co., Iowa 

1 field purposes. COLTN i."A MEJtON'. Uriekerville 

pointer puppies, .'.helped April SO. Six solid 
liver with white points, and two white with liver 
spots, hy Daudv (Kiujr Phillip ex Ada. she Sleaford 

e Frio o on. Of it "v.- , a i- ctpa,- ] ...,-. , ■, SI, -sua.,, 

Maid.) These pens are very handsome andhealthv, 
with satiny skms and rat vails, and their field quali- 
ties should be of ice very beat. For price address 
A. R. HEYW'ARD, Rock Hill, S. C. ]unelS,tf 

for sale. Best of Reference. D. F. WILBUR. 
1 .akeviue, Mass. 

F 1 

lORSALE.-FOCR Til' dec •; lliliF.h lii.-d C 
bound pups. Address Mtmdy's Afachine Shop, 

Prospect st, Newark, N. J. 


JL 1 whelped April Sd, l<«2. hx Beaufort (champion 

Bow-Beulah) out of Fannie Turner, i.Sensaiion- 

H.) Price Sir, each. O. H. NIXON, Leesburg, 


Ic hounds and pups; would exchange for 20-bore 
breech-loader, or a good tent or other sporting 
equipments, or first four volumes of Forest and 
Stream. Every doe '.yarrnnl.ed to be ns represented. 
L. M. WOODEN. Rochester. N.Y. aug3,2mo 

Medford Fancy Goods Co, 


Stand alone In the world as the only firm that 
Dog Collars iiml Furnishings a Specialty. 

The Calf-skin Collar for Setters. The Invincible 

for Mastiffs and large dogs. The 

Velvet for Pets. 

Send 50c. for sample of Perfect Fit Dog MtualB 1 

gn m mmi 


Champion Dash III. 

Field trial and bench show winner, and sire of 
the fli i.l lal i ne ■. i ountess amy, Pollux und 
Bessie, an. I : a. Othi R od an-.. Dash HI. since 
i, i ,,,,. ii-utolbis ..onmry has shoivn himself 
to be as good a. -ire us Ids illustrious brother, 
Llewellin's celebrated Dash II. . for which he paid 

bitches at 833. Address A. 5L TUCKER, & Main 
street, Charlestowu. Mass. 

Lion, bv Llewellin's champion Dash II. out of 
his ehampion Leda. Fee for imporied or native 
bitches, SsiS. Address G. W. BALLANTINF., Wash 
Instonville, Ohio. JuneSDtf 

Portraits of Celebrated Doas 


A new pah' just out. 

Ouall shooting in Tennessee.— DASH III. and 


Prairie chicken shooting in Minnesota. 

These pictures are photographic reproductions 
of oil paintings by Tracy. Executed bv the Arto 
type Process. They will not fade like ordinary 
photographs, and are equal to steel engravings in 
appearance. Size 10x11 Inches. Beautiful picture-. 
to frame. 

Price, S1.00 each. 
For sale by SCHUYLER .t DUANE, 189 Broadwav 
Jew York, or J. PALMER O'NEIL. OS Fifth Avenue 

Dr. Gordon Stables, R.K. 


" practicalTenneTguide," &C 

Price 10 cents, post free. Gives addresses of prtt 

cipnl Fuelish breeders. 

Richmond County Training Kennel. 

Dogs carefully trained for all purposes. Live 
quail kept in stock. Gentleness and kindness are 
my methods. Terms reasonable. ISAAC W. 
EMMONS, Proprietor, New Dorp, Stateu Island, 
N. Y. 

Pure Bred St. Bernard Pups 

For pedigrees, prices and all particulars, address 
with stamp, P. 0. Box W. Lancaster, Worcester Co., 
"Mass. july6,6t 

give daily field practice from October 1st to 
January 1st. 1 guarantee to take or handle but 
two dogs in a season. Twenty-live years experi- 
ence. Best of refeieiiec given. Address 0. H. 
B O RN11AM, Eastford Conn. jul> !7,6t 

-*- shire terrier dog, twelve months old, long and 
flue coated, thoroughly house broken, reliable 
watch dog, is very kind and a first-class ratter. 
Not sold for any fault. If takeu at once price 
$00. For particulars address J. E. DECKER, 701 
Broad street, Newark, N. J. augl0,1t 

ter dog, color black and white. A good re- 
triever from land or water. J. A. WIL LIAM S, 
P. O. Box 174, Moodus, Conn. 

Faithful, price Mo, also dye of her pups, price 
glO each. THEO. MEYRR, 818 Eighth street, Jersey 
City, N. J. 

handsome white ami li'. er pointer doc, formerly 
owned by Mr. Q. H. Nixon, of f.eesbur.-, \""a,.Uj 
Seldon's Guv out of Seldon's fipot, both Imported 
and bred by" Seldom Esq. Horn April. 187S. Well 
brolien on game. For l'lirtheriuioi matiou and par- 
ticulars apply to C. A. GRANT, Esq., The Hill, Mid- 
dleburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia. 

Scotch collie pups for sale, from imported 
stock. Address, C. W. HARPER, Leitersburg, Md. 

Bernard bitch. She left my residence at Sus- 
pension Bridge, N.Y., ou May 111 last. Stands about 
81 inches high, and has some hab- rubbed off of each 
shoulder, leaving bare spots. She is said to have 
been taken to Svracuse, N. Y. Any information 
regardiug her whereabouts will be thankfully re- 
ceived and well paid for. C. E. LEWIS, 


pictures of noted dogs, specimen pedigrees, and 

recipe for cure of mange In dogs or scratches in 

horses, free for ten cents in Btamp3. Spike collar 

and book, $2. 100 printed envelopes, post paid, 76o. 


augl0,tf Delaware City, DeL 


each, (either mx). N. ELMORE, Qrwiby, Ct, 



$yovtmtnW t <&<n&$. 

Philadelphia Fishina Tackle 



Manufacturers of Fine Mailing Tackle of 
Every Description- 

Hods, Reels, Flies. Leaders, Lines, etc. 


__ superior to anything ] 
making rods, being stronger than split bamboo, auti 
ua« the spring aiid elasticity of tempered steel. 
i long, Vain. •«'-•'; -«,m. Kc. ; %ln. IS'-.; 
lin. 85c.: l^in. Keg. !f a in. sqr., ?1 each. 

Our Bethahara Fh and Ball Rods and Split Bam- 
boo Fly Bods received the first premiums at the 
Centennial, Franklin instituto and Peuna. State 

Price Ust of wood and rod mountings free. Our 
»-page new Illustrated Catalogue of Fishing Tackle 
Wnt, post-paid, on receipt of ten cents in stamps. 

Just Published. 




Northern Maine. 

Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 
' New Illustrations and now Maps covering the 

Kennebec, Penobscot, Aroostook, 
and St. John Rivers. 

pp. 218. Cloth, $1.50. 

A. WILLIAMS & CO.. Bo ton. Mass. 






The following letter is from Dr. Geo. F. Gale, of 
Braltieboro, Vt.: 

Gentlemen:— Have just returned from Moosehead 
Lake, Me. i cannot ovpress the degree of satis- 
faction and pleasure I have found in the ubc of 
your automatic reel. Would not exchange it for 
all the reels I ever saw for tly uniting. Am con- 
fident I saved many fish that would have been lost 
with any other reel, particularly one large trout 
weighing three and ono-half pounds which I played 
fifty minutes before he would come to the net. He 
fought hard and long, making many f iinous spurts 
from and towards the eanoe, but it made no differ- 
enoe. I kept my finger on the brake and it was 
simply impossible to get a slack line. Mr. Chllda, 


the old crank reel. Yo 

3 truly, 

Geo. F. Oaj 


Is the most practical clcanor and oiler for breech- 
loadtng arms ever invented. 

It operates on an entirely new principle, and it is 
astonishing how quick and well it will clean and oil 
a gun. Kaeh cleaner Is packed in a neat box with 
full directions for use. and wiU be sent to any ad- 
dress, postage paid, on receipt of Sl.60. 

Illustrated Circular sent free on application. 

In ordering give calibre of gun. All orders and 
Inquiries to be addressed 


The Hunting Sight. 


Makes a Sporting Rifle perfect. Send for 
circular containing full description. Ad- 


Middlcfleld, Conn. 


1 am now prepared to supply dealers and others 
with a superior quality of 

Blue and Amber Glass Balls 

at reasonable prices. 
AddresB J. H. JOHNSTON. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

' Lake and the North -Maine wilderness, a valu- 
able cnrnpoaion for the spoilsman, hunter and 
lumberman. Lately corrected and revised, and now 
acknowledged to be the only correct map of thia 
tout region. Neatly bound in cloth covers. Price, 
■outage, by mail, 50 cents. CHARLES A. J. FAB- 
hAR, Jamaica H»iu*. Maw. 



(Established 1880). 


N. E. Cor. Second and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. 


Fishing Tackle, Rods. Reels, Lines, Hooks, Flies, 

Leaders, Snoods. Artificial Unit, Fly Hooks, 

Etc., lite. 

CSr-Salmou, Bass and Trout Flies, Made to Order. 

Also " Kri.ler's " Celebrated Center Enamel 

Split and (lined Bamboo Rods. 

Birds' Eggs and Birds' Skins in Great Varieties. 

Taxidermv In all Its brnnohes. 

Bpratt's Patent Dog Biscuit. 

Repairing of all kinds. 



Fluted Spoon 

Actual size of No. 2. 
Nos. 1 &. 2 are especially 
made for trolling with flies 
for Black Bass. 


Ask for thom of local 


Fishing Tackle. 

of the best, quality, 

Flies for all Waters. 

Catalogues mailed on 


Trolling Spoons. 

Sixty varieties manufactured, suitable for trolling 
for all kinds of fish that will aire an artificial bait. 

Our Perfect Revolving Spoon is undoubtedly the 
best general spoon for taking fish ever offered to 
the public. 

Three si2es made— No bass, pike, pickerel, 

or anv ash under five pounds weight; No 21 for 
large fish; No. 'ti excellent for deep-water fishing. 


None genuine except with JOHN H. MANN'S 

ome stamped on every spoon. 

Sold wholesale and retail by the principal dealers 
in fishing tackle. 

if not to he found readily, the manufacturers 
will send by mail or express at one dollab each. 



J edition now ready. Tilts story describes the 
rip of a party of Boston gentlemen to the Richard- 
on-Kangeley .akes. It treats of "camp life," In- 
doors and out is amusing, mstruetive and interest- 
ing; m pages, 12 illustrations. Price 26 cents. By 
-nail, postpaid. 30 cents. CHARLES A. J- FARRAR, 
amaica Plain, Mas 

§tirt$ mA ioutfis Ux gymttmn. 


"i he Queen of all the lakes,'' 8,000 feet above 
sea. An unequalled resort for sportsmen or inva- 
lids. Trout and venison during the season. "Blan- 
chard's Wigwams" on Green Foint are new and 
commodious cottages all lilted in rustic Btyle. A 
royal place to spend vacation. Best table and beds. 
To be reached via K. R. and stage from Saratoga, 
and boat from Blue lit. Lake. Board, good guides 
and boats can be engage! advance. P. O. ad- 

dress, CHAS. W. BLAN CHARD, Blue Mt. Lake, 
Hamilton Co., N.Y. 

Harvey Cedars Hotel. 



The finest Bathing, best Fishing, greatest Gun- 
ning, and most delightful sailing grounds, with the 
choicest oysters on the coast of New Jersey. 
■i :"-'■■ " ■!. ■' Jl m®H3B, Proprietor, 

Barnegat, N. J. 

Sportsmen Attention. 

The most accessible sporting lodge in the Adiron- 
dacks, while trout and deer are abundant. Is Indian 
Point, Chateaugay Lake. A grand catch of trout 
within rifle shot of hotel. 

For particulars address 


Chateaugay Lakw, N. Y. 

SCO, Augusta, Main*; 

§ot* I* ami gmite for gpwtwen. 


The Steamers of this Line reach some of the 
finest waterfowl and upland shooting sections in the 
country. Connecting diroct for Chincoteague, 
Cobb's Island, and points on the PentoBula, city 
Point, James River, Currituck, Kittyhawk Club 
Grounds, Van Slyck's, etc., etc. These points can 
now be reached by rail and stage from Norfolk. 
Norfolk steamers sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday. Lewes, Del., daily except Saturday 

Full information given at office, 197 Greenwich 
stif et. New York. 


This justly-famed sportsmen's resort is situated 
in he incu'i ..of .lie K s ri.;i, n-aci game region acces- 
sible in the State. Trout always plenty and take 
the fly, and deer, moose and caribou have here 
their favorite haunts. The Seven Ponds are easily 
reached from the house, most of the route by 
boat, where are established fine camps and boats 
by the undersigned, who were pioneers in opening 
up the country for sportsmen. The scenery around 
the lake is lovely beyond description. Distance 
from Rangeley City ten miles, by carriage and 
horseback. Mail service triweekly. Hates reason- 
able. Address GRANT & RICHARDSON, Proprie- 
tors, Kenebago Lake, Franklin Co., Me. July 12, '82. 

COMMEK IJ1 E 86. 1882. 

Leave New York from station C. R. R. of N. J,, 
foot of Liberty street. 

For Philadelphia. Ninth and Green streets, at 7:15, 
0:30, 11:15 A. M.; 1:30, 4:00. 4:30, 6:30, 7:00, 12P. M, 
On Sunday at 8:45 A. M., 5:110, 12 P. M. 

For Third and Berks streets, at 7:45, 11:15 A. M.; 

1:30, 4:30, 5:30. 7:00 P. M. OnSuu.fty a i tslc \. n 

For Trenton, 7:45. 9:30, 11:15 A. M.: 1:30, 4:00, 4:30, 

5:30. 7:00, 12 P ., " , I i. ' n ' n e'ie. : I , il 

PULLMAN PAIiLOe; Bare fetched to day 
trains, and SLEEPING COACHES to midnight 
trains from New York to Philadelphia. 

Connection is made at Jersey City station to and 
from Brooklyn and Erie depot Jersey City. 

Tickets for sale at foot of Liberty street, 239, 261. 
401, 914, 957, 1,323 Broadway, and at the principal 
hotels, and at Nos. 2 and 4 Court street, and Annex 
office. Jewell's Wharf. Brooklyn. 

New York Transfer Co. will call for and check 
baggage from hotel or residence to destination. 

H. P. Baldwin, General Passenger Agent, W. W. 
Stearns, General Superintendent. 


The best trout fishing in Maine. Tho mountain and 
Lake scenery is unsurpassed by any in New Eng- 
land. The backboard road has been repaired and 
Improved, new cabins built, and everything put in 
first-class order. Good accommodations to all those 
seeking rest, recreation and pleasure. Round trip 
excursion tickets will be sold at low rates to Smith's 
Farm, in Eustis, and buckboard teams in waiting to 

CUT! p: 1-c iici ■ : 1 1 1 g ; :■•■:■ frcin fern c rsiigls. 

Good board, camps, blankets and boats, and guides 
if wanted. Terms reasonable. Everything in 
Address KENNEDY SMITH, Eustis, Maine. 



Rangeley and other Fishing Resorts 


Are now on sale at the following rates : 

Boston to Andover and return ., $10.00 

•* South Arm (Richardson Lakesi and 

return 12.00 

" Middle Dam and return 12.00 

" Upper Dam " 18.00 

" Upton " 11.00 

" Mountain View House or Ranglet 
Outlet and return (Indian Rock) 

via Phillips IS 75 

Indian Rock unci return via Andover 14,00 

" Rangeley Lake and return 12.50 

" Phillips " 10.00 

Indian Rock and return, (via An- 
dover, return via Phillips) 15.25 

" Bemis Stream and return, via An- 
dover 14.00 

'* Moosehead Lake and return (Mt. 

Klneo House) 15.00 

" Forks of the Kennebec and return. 18.00 

" Dead River and return 13.00 

" Grand Fads, N. B., and return 18.00 

" St, Andrews, N. B., and return 15.00 

Also tourists' tickets to all Sporting and Pleasure 
Resorts m Maine nigd the Provinces. 

Tickets for sale at all principal ticket offices, and 
at 280 W 

andatDEPO l SQ., f Bu fc.lOM, 

Send for list of excursions. 

Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. 


American Tours. 

iuction, providini 
constantly formed. 

Send for "American Tourist Gazette" giving full 

207 Broadway, New York 

^LLA-aST line. 

During summer seasons, May to December, one 
of the elegant mall steamers leaves Quebec every 


Only 5 Days From Land to Land. 

For Information, passage, &c, apply to 

Ti Ft V JE3 Cfej ATiDBKT 

New York, 807 Broadway, N. Y. 
Boston, Mass., 15 State street. 
Philadelphia, Pa. N. EL Cor. Broad and Chestnut 

^otrtjs a»a l^ortis for jtyettmm. 


Grand Rapids and Indiana R. R. 

Trout, Grayling and mack Bass Fisheries. 

Northern Michigan, 


and the Michigan North Woods are unsurpassed, tt 

equaled, in tb- ■:. . , . :■■. ni great variety of flsh 


BROOK TROUT abound in the streams, and the 
famous AMERICAN GRAYLING is found only in 
these waters. 

The TROUT season begins May 1 and ends Sept. 1. 

The GRAYLING season opens June 1 and ends 
Nov. 1. 

LONGE. also abound in large mmr/hei^s in the many 
lakes and lakelet? of this TerritoiT. The Sportsman 
can readily send trophies of bis skill to bis Wends 
or "club" at home, as Ice for packing flsh can be 
had at nearly all points. 

of the North Woods and Lakes Is very beautiful 
The air is pure, dry anil bracing. The climate is 
peculiarly bench., in 1 to those suffering with 

Hay Fever uiitl Asthmatic Affections. 

New hotels with all modern improvements are 
being erected and will be ready for the season of 
1882, as well as many extensive additions to the 
older ones, which I guarantee ample accommo- 
(hi.rioiis for all. 

The extension from Petoskeyto Mackinac City 
was completed and opened for business July 3d, 
and daily trains are aow running through, connect- 
ing at St. Ignaee for Marquette, L'Anse, Negau- 
uee, etc , forming the most direct route from Cin- 
cinnati. Louisville, Indianapolis. Columbus, Daytou, 
Pittsburgh, and all Southern, Southeastern' ana 
Southwestern points. 

During the season POUND TRIP EXCURSION 
attractive train facilities offered to Tourists and 

Dogs, Guns and Fishing Tackle Carried Free at 
owner's risk. 

It is our aim to make sportsmen feel "at home" 
on this route. For Tourists' Guide a handsomely 
illustrated book of 1G0 pages sent free. For Tims 
Cards, Foldei-s and further information, address 

Chesapeake & Ohio R'y. 

Comprising those of Central and Piedmont Virginia 
Blue Ridge Ike :■. u.s. Valley of Virginia, Alleg- 
hany Mountains. On rati; n r ant: Mew Rivers, Kena- 
wha' Valley, ami including iu then- varieties of cime 
and fish, deet , bear, wild turkeys, '.Mid duck, grouse, 
quail, snipe, woodcock, mountain trout, bass, pike, 
pickerel, etc. 

Guns, fishing tackle and one dog for each sport*- 
mon carried free. 


through the most beautiful and pietureesque scenery 
of the Virginia Mountains to the White Sulphur 

' : :.. ■ ne u : , - ; . i , 

i ■.,.■. o. A ."i i;\ reai > i by rail at Huntington, 
W. Va., from the West, Northwest and Southwest: 
at Charlottesville. V., from the North and East, and 
at Richmond. Vo,. from the South. 

The completion of the Peninsular Extension In the 
[ of 1881 affords 

mono, vti. auu nimimi,isii, ... *., ei.'.tcn s lh 

mouth of Chesapeake Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 
G. P. it T. A., Richmond, Va. 

Bromfield House. Boston. 

MESSENGER, Proprietor. 

Wild Fowl_Sbootiiig. 


By a practical gunner and t\u old bayman. Hat 
always on hand the best of boats, batteries, etc., 
with the largest rig of trained wild geese decoys on 
the coast. The best ground in the vicinity of New 

York for baj ;ni i n _ of all varieties, special 

attention given by himselt to guests, and satisfac- 
tion guaranteed. Address WM. N". LANE, Good 
Ground, L. I. Refers by permission to J. B. Shep- 
herd, 891 Broadway, and Win. Dutcher, 820 Broad- 
way, N. Y. 

Fauquier White Sulphur Springs 

This favorite resort will bo OPENED JUNE SO. 
Information as to Rooms and terms of Board may 
be obtained until June 20 at NATIONAL HOTEL, 
Washington; after June 20 at FAUQUIER SPRINGS, 

Vlr rHnltl 

*.*»*-. E f. TENNEY & CO., Proprietors, 




IVIeat " 'F m ±Tax'±xx& " "VesaretetlDle 

Please see that Every Calce La Stamped "SPRaTT'S iRAI.EISf'I!" iim l a X. 

FRANCIS O. de LUZE <fc CO.. 

18 South William Street. - - - JfBW YOKK. 



Packed In Cases of 1 12 pounds each. 


ff Mjgfrth rowttg. 





768 Jtfroadwav. New York- 
Si and 80 State street, Chicago; 

17 South Fifth St., St. Louis. 

Three in Norway, 


With a Map and Fifty. eight Illustrations. 

One volume, igmo, Price $1.75. 

For sale by the Forest aud Stream Pub. Co. 

Eaton's Rust Preventor. 

MENTS. Specially adapted for salt water shooting. 
For -sale at ?H principal gun stores. Western 
trade supplied dv E. E. EATON, 5:1 Stale street. 
Chicago, 111. Cannot be sent by mail. 
Manufactured solely by 

--"■» Avi 

Bird Dealers and Fanciers 

fill find it to their advantage to call a Head- 
quarters, where they constantly can mid a full 
nieufcof Song aril Fancy Birds, also a kinds o rare 
animals adapted for Zoological Gardens an Show 

Chas. Reiche & Bro., 

(Established 1847.) 


i Rocky Mountain Sheep, Beavers, Antelopes, 
Wolverines. Whooping Cranes, Prairie 

Chickens, Quails. -Voodduck?, 
Wild Turkeys, etc. 


To be had In smaller quantities «f 

Grocers and the Sporting Goods 

Trade Generally. 

M OWER'S w ^ 


licacy of taste and smell, 

ujedieiijal virtues and purity. 
..London, European aud Ne\ 
York physi 
purest and best. Sold by Dru^rists. 

W.H.Sc hieffdin &Co.( St^ a S)NewYork | 


An English Ve 
traveling in thi 
Horse, and Catth 
trash. lie says 

Condition Powders. Dose, on 

pint food. Sold everywhere, 

'.ight letter stamps. I. S. JOHNSON & CO., Boston, 

Uass., formerly Bangor, Me. 

u and Chemist, now 
5 that most of the 
here are worthless 

i 'ouditioii Powders 
ely valuable. Noth- 
lay like ShenuanV: 
ieayyioonfui to one 
sent by mail for 

Sportsmen's Printers. 

Pedigrees, Letter and Note Heads, Envelopes, 

Bill Heads, Tags. Cards, etc., In artistic styles. 

Iheap as you can buy the blank paper. All work 

'rth-erexl free! Send for prices. Engraving to order. 


Delaware City, Lei. 

_ _ and $5 outfit free. Address H. HALLETT 
CO. Portland Maine, 

£p0*t0tnttt'0 ©oott;?. 


425 Broadway and 27 Maiden Lane, - New York. 


Rubber Fishing Outfits, 





Light, Black, White or Tan Color Coats, 




Send for Catalogue. 


Rubber M'f'g Company 


Goodyear's India Rubber 

Glove M'f g Co., 

503 & 505 


Rubber Outfits Complete for 
Hunting and Fisbing. 




Rubber Goods of Every Description. 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 


142 Fulton Street, New York. 

Badges and Emblems 


Special Designs Sent Free 


Anything in the Jewelry lane Made 

to Order. 

O. H. EUTEBROUK, 27 Dock Square, Boston, Mass. 

Thisllever is a solid piece of steel; goes through and through the body. Guns made to order. 

|~pvTT1T T^T/OTT^ Over One Hundred Millions sold in 1881. 


Fragrant Vaa'dif 'Fair, Three Kw'js awl Ay." 1 Vanity Fair. 


— OR— 


with Perforated Case. 

In our latest device for concentrating shot, we 
have substituted a special wire for expansion, 
where we formerly used Buckram (which was sub- 
ject to atmospheric changes!. Our new Chip can 
be used to advantage in cylinder and modified 
choke-bores. For distribution, concentration and 
penetration Ihey are incomparable. 

By the use of this < 'hip you avoid all slugging or 
mashing of the shot, as in the choke-bore guns. 
Our device balls the shot by the expansion of the 
wire after leaving the gun. 

100 in box, sent to any address by U. S. mail, 
postage paid upon receipt of 75 cents. Buck and 
L 'i t ' t ( i er 100. 

Address all orders to A. B. KAY ,v. CO., Newark, 
N. J. 

Standard Trout Flies 

19 and 24 inches. 

tj-t of the leading trout flies named and colored by 

hand, with an engraving of a, brook 

trout in the center. 

Sent by mail on receipt of price $3.50 

With trout carefully colored $1.50 extra 

W. HOEBERTON, (With Conroy & Bissett), 
05 Fulton street, N. Y. 




Coraline Base Ball. 

The most perfect -Dead 

Ball" ever made. 

It will outlast two balls of 

'other makes. Regulation size 

and weight. Sample by mail 

SI. 00. 

■41-2 Broadway, New York. 


Metallic Loading Board 

A simple, strong, portable and efficient imple- 
ment. Price $1.75. By mail to any address $2.00. 

Illustrated cii'cn'i.i'c (■■<- V (;.FAi;NI-lA3i ,\ CO.. 

,.'.. . u- !■.. 

PEERLESS Tobacco Wobes. 


For the old, the young, 
for ladies, for gentlemen. 
for the professor, the stu- 
dent, the artist, the tourist, 
the mechanic. 

No Stains. No Trouble. 

E. & H. T. ASTH0NT & CO, 

591 Broadway, N, Y. 

Equipments, §10 and up- 
wards. Instruction book 
free with each outfit. 

trated, a thorough and complete guide book to 
the Rangeley Lake region. Kenuelrago, Oupsuptie, 
.: .. ■' 1 1 :: .-' . i .■ ■. an etii if Lakes and the head 

waters of the Connecticut. Magalloy ay, Androscog- 
gin, and Dead rivers; illuminated covers, tinted 
paper, 320 pages, 60 illustrations and a large map, 
made mostly from accurate surveys. Price, post 

' Plain. Mass. 

Wilderness lib ist ru i en. The only complete and 
comprehensive guide hook m Konlic,-,, Maine lino 
the head waters of the Kennebec, Penobscot. St. 
John's and Aroostook rivers, and the numerous 

I '■- :' ' .i" c ._■.,. i . ..',-,. •. ■ I" .uci ■ ii in ,.-;■ 

30 dlustrations and large map. Tinted paper, il- 
luminated covers, price >■ ... ■ ■ , ie. 
cents. CHARLES A. J. FARRAR, Jamaica Plain. 

SON-RA^h including all 

the lakes, ponds and rivers of that famous country 
as well as the head waters of the Connecticut 
river, Connecticut aud Parmacheuee Lakes, etc.; 
cloth bound. Price, post-paid, by mail, 50 centg. 
CHARLES A. J. FARRAR. Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

The Art of Photography 

Complete without a Teacher. 
From $B.OO up; send 10c. for Circu- 
lar and Catalogue, to 
Hanuf r of Photo. Instruments. 

WM. S. KIMBALL & 00. Rochester N. Y. STINSON & CO. Portland, Maine 


^mimmittott, eti. 



Orange Lightning. 
Orange Ducking. 
Orange Rifle. 

Lafiin& Rand Powder Co.. 

29 MURRAY ST., N. Y. 


Dupont's Rifle, Sporting and 
Blasting Powder. 

Dupont's Gtofowdeh Mills, established in 1803, 
have maintained ilg-dr groat, reputation for seventy- 
eight years. Manufacture Hie following celebrated 
brands of powder: 

Dupont's Diamond Grain — Nos. 1 (coarse> 
t.. 1 line'. i:nei,'j;ile:l in :-.t reii,":r)i. ini.'krggs ami 

i-leanliiiess; adapted for glnss bull and pigeon shoot- 
ing-. Packed in i Hi. canisters. 
Dupont's liable Ducking. — Nos. 1 

(fine); bums slowly, i 
penetration, with a clo 
ball, pigeon, duck am 
muzzie or breach Iqadi 
canisters and 6>4 ft nd 1 
Dupont's Choke 1 


me ; 

_. y clean; great 

adapted for giasg 
■iitLjf;. with either 

din lib. and 5 lb. 

aaUr adapted for 
•ularly for prairie 
lowly" strong and 

Die barrels, gives 
-e pattern: will tie 
and pigeog :" ... 

i and >b>. 5. No. T 
i lb. kegs and 1 lb. 

found well adapted for glass ha! 
ing. Made of two sizes, only » 
being the coarsest Packed in i 

Dupont's Eagle Rifle — A quick, strong and 
clean powder, of vet',- line gram, for pistol shooting. 
Packed in 1 lb. earners ami lib. lb. kegs. 

Dupont's Rifie Fg. ■■Sea-Shooting."— FFg. 
and FFFg. The Fg. for long-range rifle shoot- 
ing, the FFg. and FFFg. for general use, burning 
strong and moist. Packed m b. lb.. 1 lb. and 5 lb. 
canisters, 0)4, 18}$ and 25 lb. kegs. Fg. coarse, FFFg. 

' ' I ■". ■ '. M. !.: -one: ' No :i:. Id t'nig 

Powders of all sizes and descriptions. Special 
Grades for Export. Also Rifle. Cartridge. Musket, 

i ' M ff . . ! b '. .'or, ' . big' ' and 

Pellet Powder, IT. S. Government Standard. 

Powder mannfactured to order of any required 
grain or proof. 

Agencies in all the cities and principal towns 
throughout the United States. Represented by 

F. I. KNEELAND, 87 Beaver St., N. T. 

Oriental Powder Mills, 


Western Sporting, 

Wild Fowl Shooting, 

Falcon Ducking, 


Blasting aPo-vc-dox' 

MERWIN NULBERT £@4ufomatic 



77 Cnambers Stu, NX 

gVOKtumn't <6to«fai. 

H.L Leonard's Split Bamboo Rods 


No. 1 shows waterproof cup in ferrule (patented October 28. 1875V No. 3 shows split ferrules (patented 
September 3. 1S7W. No. :i shows split ferrule whipped will, silk as it appears on the rod. 



TNTo. 7 "Warren Street, 



ISTe-w York. 

Extra Quality Hand-Made Rods. 


No. 5604.— Three-piece fly, full mounted, stained, lancewood middle joint and two tips, rings, 

reel bands, wound grip on butt in partition bag. 


We make the oboce rod in three different sizes, viz: length, lU/t. Sin., weight, 7oz.; lift, 4j',i., 

■Weight, 90S. ; 10ft fun., weight, lOioz. 

No. 410.— Three-piece, black bass bait, the celebrated "Henshall" pattern, full mounted, light 
colored, standing guides, butt wound below reel bands, lancewood middle joint 
and two tips, length, 8J feet, weight, It to 12 ounces. 
A fine rod for Minnow Casting and Bait Fishing. 

jfo. 430.— Three-piece, "McGinnis" pattern, black bass bait or minnow rod, full mounted, 
lancewood middle joint and two tips, wound grip on butt, stained, nicely finished 
and polished, length, lOift. ; weight, 121 to 14oz. 


No. 390.— Wm. Mills & Son's, three piece black bass bait rod, full German silver mounted, 
lancewood middle joint and tips, arched center guides, hollow butt, extra tip, 
cane winding on grip, very highly polished, length Oft,, weight, 12$ to ISoz. 
S12.00 each. 

No. 470.— Four-piece full mounted trunk rod (joints 28in. long), standing guides, capped 
ferrules, hollow butt, extra tip, wound grip on butt, suitable for trout and black 
bass bait fishing, length Sift., weight 13 to 13 ounces. 




Naturalists and Taxidermists. 

Price list sent on application. 

W.J. Knowlton's Natural History Store, 

168 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

Wanted to purchase Owls in the flesh. 


Price 83.00. 

For sale by Forest and Stream Publishing Co. 


etc. For Night Hunting, Fishing, 
Spearing Fish, Camping, Canoe- 
ing, Driving at Night, and General 
illuminating Purposes. 


Send stamp for Illustrated Price 
List. Name Forest akd Stream. 

66 Fulton street N. Y. (With Conroy it Blssett). 

gMtmmitiott, tit. 

The Hazard Powder Co., 



Hazard's "Electric Powder." 
Nos. 1 (flne) to 6 (coarse). Unsurpassed in pointot 
strength and cleanliness. Packed in square canis- 
ters of one pound only, 

Hazard's " American Sporting." 
Nos. 1 (fine) to 6 (coarse). In 1 lb. canisters and 
6^4 lb. kegs. A fine grain quick and clean, for up- 
land prairie shooting". Well adapted to shot-guns. 
Hazard's "Buck Shooting." 
Nos. 1 (fine) to 5 (coarse). In 1 and 5 lb. canisters 
and GJ4 and l^b. H> kegs. Burrs .i( ( »Wj/ and very 
:m.l giiii ./.',',,.; 
penetration. For field, forest or water shooting it 
ranks any other brand and it is equally serviceable 
for muzzle or breech-loaders. 

Hazard's "Kentucky Kifie.'* 

FFFG, FFG and -'Sea Shooting" FG in kegs ol 

25, 12J6 and GJ 1 11 is, and cans of 5 lbs. FFFG is also, 

.. gl .... g ■ ' . ' .:::.. 

moist. The FFFG and FFG are favorite brands for 
ordinary sporting and the " bra Shooting " FGisth* 
standard Rifle Powder of the Country. 

Superior Mining and Blasting: Powder. 

AN i EEQUTT-i i I i r r MANUFAC- 


The above, can bo had of dealers, or of the Com- 
pany's Agents, in every prominent, city or whole- 
sale at our offiec. * 


Breech-Loading Shot Gim. 

Rebounding Lock. 
Choke-Bore Barrels 

For close, hard shooting- gxeels all others. Extra 
heavy guns for ducks a. specialty. Send stamp for 
circular. C. S. SHATTUCK, Manufacturer, Hat- 
field, Mass. 

Smith's Patent 7-Shot Revolvers 

For $3.50. Everyone Warranted. 

For parlor practice and killing small game. 


83.50 per set of 4 Gloves. 

Also Guns, Pistols, Fishing Tackle and Sporting 
Goods of every description at lowest prices. 

875 Broad St., Newark, N. J. 
■vrod Stamp for 30-r.aee Illustrated Cataloene. 

Decoy Ducks. 

Grood Ones, 

Per Doz. 


M. C. WEDD, 

87 Manhattan Street, Bochester, N. Y. 


66 Pine street, New York. 

xke iwr ess- rr <: 

Military, Sporting, and Hunting Repeating Rifles, 



Simplest, Most Efficient. Indestructible. Adopted by the U. S, Gov- 
ernment In the Navy and Frontier Service. lO Shots, .45 Cal., 70 
Grain Standard Government Cartridges. Prices: Carbines, $22; 
Frontier Rifles, $22 Sporting and Hunting Rifles, $25. Discount to 
the Trade Only. Send for Catalogue and Price List. 

E. REMINGTON & SONS, 283 Broadway, N. T. P. O. Box 3,994. 


The Best Gun made for 




i>AHAf5CU3 STEEL, - 

•nd Stamp -Tor DMorlpti** Circular. 


- ceo to $200 

This gun is light and compact, from 8 to 10 lbs. weight. The rifle is perfectly accurate. 

L, C. SMITH, Maker, Syracuse, ST. X 

Forest and Stream. 

A Weekly Journal of the Rod and Gun. 

NEW YORK, AUGUST 17, 188 2. 

The Forest and Stream is the recognized medium of entertain- 
ment, instruction and information between American sportsmen. 
Communications upon the subjects to which its pages are devoted are 
respectfully Invited. Anonymous communications will not be re- 
garded. No name will be published except with writer's consent. 
The Editors are not responsible for the views of correspondents. 

May begin at any time. Subscription price, $-1 per year ; $SJ for six 
months; to a club of three annual subscribers, three copies for $10: 
five copies for $18. Remit fey registered letter, money-order, or draft, 
payable to the Forest and Stream Publishing Company. The paper 
may be obtained o£ newsdealers throughout the United States and 
Canadas. On sale by the American Exchange, 449 Strand, W. C, 
London, England. Subscription agents for Great Britain — Messrs. 
Samson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 188 Fleet street, London. 

Advertisements of: an approved character only inserted. Inside 
pages, nonpareil type, 25 cents per line. Special rates for three, six 
BJid twelve months. Reading notices 50 cents per line. Eight words 
to the line, twelve lines to one inch. Advertisements should be sent 
in by the Saturday previous to issue in which they are to be inserted. 
Address all communications. 

Forest, and Stream Publishing Co. 
Nos. 39 and 4(1 Park Row. New York City. 


The Match Preparation. 

Correct. Fish Nomenclature. 

Adirondack Survey Notes.— v. 
The Sportsman Tourist. 

A Swamp Episode. 
Natural History. 

The Florida "Thunder Worm." 

The Chesapeake Shore. 

Soruethir:;; aijfmt Wasps. 

The Hoop Snake Found. 
Gasie Bag and Gun. 

Game in Season in August. 

'-';' i :l: - : i : .-J: Newfoundland 

"Far from the Madding Crowd." 

Game in South Carolina. 

Cobb's Island. 

A Chip of the Old Block. 
Camp Fire Flickerings. 
Ska and River FisaiNR. 

Fish in Season in August. 

With Hackles and Gentles. 

Surf Fishing. 

A Lone Fisherman in Canada. 

Weight of Rods. 

The Otsego Bass. 

,:'..," / ! . ' ' i'.ll l 

Trout in a Thunder Storm. 
Fishing in Georgia. 

Sea and River Fishing. 
Taking Mackerel for Oil. 

The English Anglers' Tourna- 

A Long Journey with Bass and 

! 'it''-: u:i:v I- ish^rie.-: '■ \ i : , ■ ,', 


The American Fisheultural As- 
The Kennel. 

Count Paris. 

St. Bernard and Mastiff Impor- 

Howls about the Judges. 

Glasgow Dog Show. 

Kennel Management. 

Kennel Notes. 
Riele and Trap Shootino. 

The Coming Team. 

Ride Gallery Scores. 

Matches and Meetings. 
Yachting and Canoelno. 

In our Tow. 


New York Y. C— Annual Cruise 

Facts about the America. 
Answers to CoRRSsrc ' ' i-: "i 

Notwithstanding that thf. Forest and Stream has 
been permanently enlarged to twenty-eight pages, the sub- 
scription price remains the same as before. 

"VT^ITH the past week the period for private practice and 

' * preparation on the part of American riflemen for places 
on the team to represenl this country closed. There has 
been ample time and notice to enable a thorough personal 
drill in each case. The officers of the National Rifle Asso- 
ciation have placed the time for presentation of candidates 
as late as coulu safely be. done, and at Creedmoor. at least, 
there have been plenty of matches in which military marks- 
men could secure drill over the many ranges included in the 
international match conditions. 

It is fair to say that the opportunities for preparation have 
not been neglected. While there is no great furore over the 
coming contest either on the part: of the National Guard or 
of the public at large, there is an appreciation of the difficul- 
ties of the fight which keep triflers out, and those who have 
signified their intention of competing as candidates are 
thoroughly in earnest, and are industrious in picking up 
and applying the thousand and one precautions which go 
into the making of a good score. 

The prospect is an encouraging one. In many of the 
States there have been active measures on the part of the 
authorities towards urging the men to take part in the pre- 
liminary trials. There is a disposition on the part of the 
military managers of such of the States as have a uniformed 
force to get some of their men as representatives on the 
team. Without inquiring into the chances of success or fail- 
ure the feeling is in favor of making a good fight and show- 
ing the strength of our marksmen. If that strength should 
turn out to be weakness in comparison with the ability of 
the Britishers, we may look for some sharp criticisms into the 
tinsel and ginger bread which makes up much of our civi 
military establishments. Indeed we are not quite certain 
but thai a defeat of the home team is to be wished for if 
we are to reap the full benefit of the contest, in directing at- 
tention to what our militia really is and what it is not from a 
military point of view. However, it is certain thatonr team 

will tight, to win. and comparison of scores with English 
records are almost useless in any forecasting of the result, for 
not, only are the targets different, but the weather conditions 
under our dry, clear perhaps, toasting hot sky will puzzle the 
visitors in no small degree. 

So far as rifles go there does not seem to be even the ground 
to doubt but that our team will go into the fight with a 
weapon in no way inferior to the Metford special rifle, which 
has been so successfully used abroad. The. Remington 
establishment has turned out a rifle which falls in every 
particular within the conditions which curiously enough 
presented a weapon which is neither an "army rifle" nor is 
it a weapon which has ever been or ever will be issued to a 
body of troops. It is neither fish nor fowl, neither a match 
rifle nor a service rifle. Still, such as it is, the Remingtons 
have given it every appliance which will enable fine work to 
be accomplished. 

Careful selections and judicious practice for the period re- 
maining before the match ought to give the American team 
the odds in favor. There is much work to bo compressed 
into the next month, but, fair luck and no blundering, there 
is no reason why an American military team should not add 
another to the long series of victories which the American 
small bore men have won. 


THE New York Fish Commission has claimed to have in- 
troduced into the State two species of trout from the 
Pacific coast. With characteristic indifference to correct 
nomenclature the Superintendent of the Commission kas 
taken the liberty of rechristening his supposed different 
species with names of his own coining. One he has called 
"California mountain trout." We have doubled the posses- 
sion of two species by the Commission for the reason that all 
the Western trout which we have seen sent out by them, or 
by the United States Fish Commission, have, been the rain- 
bow trout, Snlmo triiVii, and no one who is competent to de- 
cide has identified two species. We have stiid that if they 
had ti second species it was probably the S. ckirldi, and might 
properly be called "Clark's trout." Both fish are found in 
the MeCloud River, therefore one is as much entitled to be 
named from it as the other. As well might some Californian 
tack on some new names to the striped bass, or rockfish, just 
taken over by Mr. Woodbury, and call part of them "New 
Jersey bass" and, if he thought he saw a shade difference in 
color, the others "Shrewsbury River bass." 

We have striven hard toward a universal nomenclature, 
believing in one name for one fish and one fish for one name, 
and have objected to some Western Fish Commissioners, who 
know better, calling the pike-perch a "salmon," in their re- 
ports. We hold that it counts for nothing that the majority 
of their readers call the fish "salmon" and will continue to 
do so. It is their business to lead the public in the right di- 
rection, not to follow it. The name of salmon has been ap- 
plied to a certain lish for centuries in many parts of the world 
and it is as much entitled to it as a cow is to her name, and no 
people have a right to apply it to a fish not remotely related 
to if. 

The great confusion in common names of fish and game 
in America has arisen from the fact that the country was 
settled in different parts by Europeans who brought their 
names with them and applied them to the first fish or bird 
which bore a f anci ed resemblance to those at home. Hence, as 
they had the name of salmon, and no fish in the Susquehanna, 
Mississippi and Ohio rivers to match it. they applied the 
name to perch. So in the South the names of trout, chub, 
and bream, all well-known fishes of England, and all of 
which have fins with soft rays, have been applied to entirely 
different fish, and, strangely enough, all to manthopti'tygm 
fishes, or those which have fins with spinous rays. In Vir- 
ginia the name "chub" is applied to the black bass, while in 
Georgia and Florida the same fish becomes a "trout." In 
Georgia the name of "bream" is used to designate a fish 
which is one of the C-./dhirrMtk, a family which includes 
the black bass and the sunfishes. In Massachusetts a little 
spiny sunfish is also called "bream." 

Commissioners of Fisheries should see to it that local mis- 
nomers should not be perpetuated, and it should be one of 
their first qualifications for the office to know what are the 
proper names, or as least an approximation to a proper name, 
for tkeir fishes. Inthat case a commissioner would blush to 
call a bass "trout," a lamprey a "lamper eel," a pike-perch 
a "salmon," nor would he coin confusing names for new 
Pacific, coast fishes which have been previously named, and 
if he thought he had two species of fish in Ms ponds he 
would submit them to some competent ichthyologist, and 

not only be certain that t bey were distinct but would learn 
their correct, names. 

We are now interested to know what, common name, which 
can be employed at the East, will be attached to another 
species of Pacific trout, which will soon be brought here, 
if not here already. We allude to the fish which we 
have called IS. elarlii above, but which a better authority, 
Prof. Jordan, now calls S. •piirpvraius, it having been de- 
scribed by Richardson by the first name and by Pallas by 
the last, now decided to be one and the same species. 
It has been called "Oregon brook trout," a name, not descrip- 
tive because Oregon has several brook trout; "salmon 
trout," not good because preoccupied: "lake trout," ditto, 
and "steel head." The latter name is also used for 8. gaird- 
neri. The scientific nomenclature of the Pacific Salmonidm 
has been much mixed, and is now only being cleared up, and 
the common names are even more mixed. We think 
"Clark's trout" a good one because it applies to no other, 
but we do not care to become godfather to it, and ouly ask 
that it have a good common name that our friends on the 
Pacific coast use, and that a fair number of them will un- 
derstand. On this fish Prof. Jordan writes us as follows: 
Bloomington, lnd., Aug. B. 

In regard to an editorial note appended to a communication from 
Mr. C. J. Smith, in a former issue. I think that you are right in say- 
ing that all the black spotted trout introduced East are ,S. irldeiis. 1 
believe the purpm-atus iclnrkii) to be the better fish for introduction. 
It grows larger, is more gamy and flourishes in a far greater variety 
of waters, and does especially well in lakes. I have known them to 
reach a weight of twenty-five to thirty pounds, more than three times 
the size of the largest irideiix I have seen. D, S. Jordan. 

We hope that it will prove a better fish than the much 
vaunted rainbow trout for we have a, poor opinion of the 
merits of the latter as either a table or an ornamental fish. 
Its chief merit seems to consist in rapid growth and alleged 
gaminess. Mr. Annin. and other anglers, dispute its posess- 
ing the latter quality in a great degree, and any one, who 
sees it perceives that it does not, compare with the fonUnalu 
for beauty. 

In importing a fish let us import its proper name if it has 
one, so that those who knew it in its original habitat will 
recognize it when we have occasion to speak of it. What 
would we think if the Calvfomians should call the eels which 
they have recently taken from New York by some new and 
absurd name? 

ISIorth Pond Association. — North Pond is an isolated 
mountain loch, lying in a basin, snugly shelved under the 
Percy Peaks, in Coos county. New Hampshire. The waters 
are well-stocked with fine trout, and there is a variety of 
game in the vicinity. An association has been formed, 
which has secured by purchase the entire shore of North 
Pond and its inlet. It is proposed to provide suitable camp 
accommodations, and to maintain a private summer resort, 
The gentlemen composing the club are Messrs. George P. 
Howell, Prospect Farm, Lancaster. N. H., of the well- 
known New York advertising agency; S. H. Kauffmann, 
of the Star office, Washington, D. C. ; William D. Wilson, 
of W. D. Wilson & Co., New York; Francis H. Leggett, of 
Francis H. Leggett & Co., New York; Isaac W. England, 
publisher of the Sun, New York-; Charles N. Kent, of Geo. 
P. RowelUfc Co., 10 Spruce street, New York; Ossian Ray, 
M. G, Washington, D. G, or Lancaster, N. H. We un- 
derstand that the membership list is already filled. 

Where Will You Fdsd Its Equal? — With this issue 
we present the index of the eighteenth volume of the For- 
est and Stkeam. What wonderful stores of good things 
are there enumerated! It, is a medley of grave and gay- 
instruction and amusement, culled from a thousand and one 
sources, and reflecting the best and truest type of American 
sportsmanship. Accounts of shooting and angling excur- 
sions, studies of nature's ways, animated discussions of the 
ethics of sport, practical hints and helps, stories and inci- 
dents—are there combined to fill the pages of the twenty-six 
numbers making a semi-annual volume. Most heartily ac- 
knowledging our obligations to the hosts of correspondents 
who have thus contributed to the entertainment o f the fra- 
ternity, we respectfully bespeak from them, as from the pub- 
lic, a continued support; and we beg to express (somewhat 
needlessly, perhaps,) our determination to maintain in the 
future the high standard and worth of the paper. 

The American WdoD Powder Company.— This company , 
recently organized, is composed of the following gentlemen : 
Elliot Smith, president; Edmund C. Stanton, secretary and 
treasurer; J. O. Donner. Paul L. Thebaud and Geo. De 
Forest Grant, trustees; and Geo. T. Leach, Daniel G. 
Elliott, Robert C. Cornell, and others. Several of these 



tArtirsr IT. 

names me well known in business and professions I circles, 
and Die character of the company is such as to bespeak 
for it the respect ami confidence of- the public. It is the 
purpose of the company to manufacture, a wood powder 
for use in shotguns. The past experience of American 
sportsmen with wood powders lues not been such as to 
Cause them to look with much favor upon new explosives 
of this character. The manufacturers, however, represent 
to us that in composition and explosive qualities their 
compound will so radically differ from the Dittmar powder. 
whose true character was exposed by us, as to be free from 
the dangerous nature which was the distinguishing char- 
acteristic of that explosive. None of this wood powder has 
yet heen given to tin- public, and we have, therefore, not 
had tin opportunity of testing it with respect to its safety. 
So soon as if comes into our hands we shall subject it to 
a searching analysis by a Competent chemist and report 
the result. Pending that examination we have, upon the 
representations of the manufacturer-, as above, admitted 
their advertisement to our columns. 

Pacific Salmon Fisheries.— Unless our friends on the 
Pacific coast are careful. I hey will find (heir streams nced- 
Ing restocking in a few year- . The fact that the products 
of their salmon fisheries have increased more than "twenty 
fold within ten years points to the danger they are in of over- 
fishing them. It means the killing of the goose. Already 
the southern and more accessible rivers are nearly cleaned 
out by the greed of the fishermen for present gain, not 
enough fish being left each year for seed. The Sacramento 
is far from being the salmon stream it was, and even the 
seemingly inexhaustible Columbia is beginning to feel the 
heavy drain that has been put upon it. When these rivers 
are exhausted the canners will seek new fields in British Co- 
lumbia, and even in Alaska: but something should be done 
lo so adjust the yearly catch to the annual production that 
the rivers will be in as good salmon bearing condition fifty" 
years from now as they are at present. 

FOS ITHB London HhsrrEurEs Exhibition.— Ciipl,. .Joseph 
W. Collins, of the United States Fish Commission, has gone 
to Gloucester, Mass., to collect models of all boats, vessels, 

and apparatus used in the fisheries, to be used at the coming 
International Fisheries Exhibition in London, next year. 
Captain Collins is a practical fisherman, and had charge of 
the fishing models and apparatus at the similar exhibition in 
Berlin, in 1880, and therefore knows exactly what is wanted 
in order to creditably represent: the means employed in our 
deep sea fisheries. 

toed woodpeckers with nest of young. Cedar birds, one 
flock. Nuthatch, rare. Olive-sided flycatcher, rare. Blue- 
jay, common. Canada jay, a few. Humming-bird, one on 
Fourth Lake, Small sandpiper, one. Woodcock, one, at 
Forge House. Loon, one. Black duck and brood, one. 
Shelldrakes and brood, three (this bird is common). Wood 
ducks, two; quite rare. Blue heron, two. Bittern, heard 
four. Hen hawk, three. Osprayor fish hawk and nests, 
two. Culls, common on all lakes, Owls, heard seven. 
Ruffed grouse or partridge, plenty." These notes may be 
wide of the mark in some cases, but were taken as they oc- 
curred to me in June and the first of July. 

Many broods of grouse were seen, and often the little fel- 
lows would take to a tree when they rlid not appear to be but 
a few days old. Frequently the mother bird fluttered ahead 
of me, apparently sorely wounded, along the trail until it 
suited her view of things to skim away to her brood. Once 
I beat her at her own game. It v 
my pack and get as tar ahead of 
thai, the creaking of his boat could 
careful step I kept on the lookoi 
tree an old grouse started in disi 
and crying almost like a dog. Knowing that her young were 
hidden near. I stopped, hoping to see them, and the mother 

my habit to shoulder 
ie guide as possible, so 



fluttered around 
waited until the j> 
for him dowu tl 
evidently did not 
considerable call 
treat of seeing he: 


V.— =G.-\MK AMD 1.TFK. 

TN no forest that I have seen has there been such an ab- 
-L sence of life as in the Adirondaeks. True, deer are quite 
plenty, and so are some other large animals, but! refer to 
tlie- smaller life which is not classed as game, There is an 
entire absence of squirrels, except the little red one and the 
smaller "chipmunk." or ground squirrel: birds tire compara- 
tively scarce, and reptiles are only represented by one or two 
harmless snakes and one turtle. Toads are the most fre- 
quent thing met ou the curries and frogs arc fairly numerous. 
Few wading birds are seen and even woodpeckers are 
scarce. It comes as near being a lifeless wilderness as 0119 
can imagine, due, no doubt, to the short season and severe, 
winters. The game of this season has no migratory mem- 
bers except ducks, which are extremely scarce on the fre- 
quented water-courses. 

Under the head of "Mammals Seen" my notebook con- 
tains the following: "Bed squirrel, plenty: chipmunk, occa- 
sional; ruuskrat, scarce, saw two. Rabbit, one, dead on 
trail, been killed by hawk, owl, or some animal. Mink, 
one. Porcupine, one. Bats frequent on Long Lake, but 
observed nowhere else. Deer, plenty, saw six, and many 
tracks. Bear, tracks of one. Saw live line otter skins in 
possession of Alvah Dunning on Raqiiette Lake, Wolves 
are extinct. Moose ditto, not over four lulled since Dun- 
ning killed his last one about twenty years ago. ITe tells 
me that he hilled his bust beaver over thirty years ago. the last 
one about Lake Pispco, and the only one be ever took in his 
nearly fifty years' residence in the woods. They were plenty 
formerly, his father was a beaver trapper. lie says there is a 
beaver dam on the Sarauac now." 

Under "Jieptiles and Batrachiaus" the note book say 
•Frogs abundant in the marshes and small ones in 1he 
springs. Toads of many colors frequent in the woods, 
peeially on the carries. Snapping turtles, one- in Big Moc 
Lake, would probably weigh twelve pounds. Garter sunk 
two. Newts, three, " 

Birds appear in the note book as follows: "Bobins. plenty 
near the settlements and quite frequent along the lakes; 
none far from water. Wood thrush, occasional. Catbird, 
rare. Kingbird, occasional. Song sparrow, a few. Yel- 
low-bird, not seen since leaving Cedar Kiver, east of Blue 
Mountain, 'Ali-day-piddley bird,' plenty. Crow, six on 
Itaquette, and but few elsewhere. Haven, one; said to be 
scarcer now since crows have come in. Kingfisher, scarce. 
Blackbirds, plenty in swamps and along overflowed inlets. 
Crossbill, five on Seventh Lake, Woodpeckers, many, but 
not so plenty as expected, mostly the smaller kinds; ouly 
three golden-wings or 'high-holes' seen ; found pair of three- 

back coaxing me to folli 
ame past and saw her lead the way 
h. while 1 hid behind a stump. She 
it us. for she came back, and after 
ithered her family, and gave me the 
■h close by with her treasures. This 
took all of halt an hour, but it was time well spent to see the 
little downy beauties picking at occasional insects as they 
ran along. On another occasion 1 went so still as to surprise 
alien and brood behind a log, and in her alarm at finding 
danger so near, she approached me in so threatening a man- 
ner, with wings down arid head erect, that I expected her to 
strike my boot. 1 could easily have struck her with the 
handle of the landing-net at any time for three or four 
minutes. Her courage was admirable, and had she chosen 
to strike me it would have heen charming. After holding 
me at bay until her jewels were safely hidden she changed 
her tactics and fried the lame device, and finally flew away, 
well satisfied that her bravery had saved her brood from a 

Panthers are getting scarce in these woods and but lew are 
seen. In my opinion it would be well to remove the bounty 
on them and let them take their chances. Trjs view has 
these reasons to support it. If the bounty were removed no 
one would hunt them for profit, and they Blight increase to 
a limited extent and afford sonic sport. For my part I would 
give three times the bounty for the chance of killing a pan- 
ther, and not ask the State to assume any portion of the cost, 
nor would I give up the ears for the $20 or $30, or what- 
ever the bounty is. The panther is the only animal which 
eats and keeps down the porcupine, and th» latter are in- 
creasing since the former became scarce. The porcupine is 
a bigger evil than the panther, as any man who has a dog in 
the woods soon finds out. and a dog somehow never learns 
not to worry a porkey, no matter how terribly he suffers 
from a mouth full of quills. 

Bears are quite plenty and mischievous, leafing up what- 
ever you may hide in the woods. I have taken the bear 
fever badly, and it will be necessary for me to kill' one in 
order to be supremely happy. On this subject I held the 
following conversation with my guide, the noted ■-.lack"' 
Sheppaid : 

"How can 1 work it to kill a bear 7" 

"That's hard to tell; you might come up here and find oue 
in a week and again you might be in the woods a year and 
not see one." 

"What I mean is, can't I get a mau, yourself for instance, 
who will let me know in the proper season where a bear is 
likely to be found so that I could leave New York city and 
be with him in twenty- four or thirty hours, and then spend 
a week perhaps in finding a bear? I can't get away for a 
long time, a week or two at most is all that I could spare to 
interview bruin." 

"I don't see how it is to be done. In the first, place you 
can't still hunt a bear in these woods very well, because he 
will go ten miles to your one, and dogs are no use in these 
mountains, as a bear will know of a leaning tree which will 
take him to a ledge on the rock above and be miles away 
while your dogs are howling at the foot of the tree. If you 
happen to come on a bear you can kill it, but that is some- 
thing you can never calculate upon, at least, not in the way 
you want to." 

'Tt seems as if it might be arranged somehow." 

"1 don't see what you want to kill a bear for anyhow. 
The skin ain't worth more than ten or fifteen dollars, und 
the meal is worth all il will firing to get it out of the woodB. 
I've killed bears and let. the meat lay because it couldn't be 
got out without a hundred dollars worth of work. Then 
see what it would cost you. You get me to go in to tele- 
graph you and you come up and we go into the woods for a 
fortnight, provisions and all it would cost you seventy-five 
dollars at the least calculation, ft seems a foolish piece of 
business to mo." 

"There you go again, Jack! You arc one of the most 
calculating and mercenary fellows; you look at it from the 
paying side. Why, Jack, I wouldn't sell the hide of a bear 
that I killed for a hundred dollars. It would have a place of 

honor in the room known as my den. 7 I only want to kill 
it to brag about, for I feel like very small potatoes here 
among you men who talk of killing bears and panthers as I 
do of taking trout am* bass. Mr. Colvin has lulled his 
panther and perhaps a dozen bears, and here I am a fellow 
who has no such record to point to. Why. if r had a bear 
skin on the door which 1 killed in the Adirondaeks. an alli- 
gator head shot, in Florida, a tiger skin which, with a pair ' 
of elephant, tusks, fell to my rifle in Tndia, and perhaps a 
dozen more such trophies. I would swell up big when I en- , 
tered FoiresT and Stream office and make 'em all do me] 
proper honor. Never mind the cost (mentally, if it isn't too 
much); but I say. .Tack, can't this be done on my fall visit, 
or next, Spring?" 

"I'll tell you how you can do it. I sometimes trap a bear, 
and 1 might hold him until you come up, and then you could . 
kill him in the trap." 

"Jack Sheppard! don't talk bears to me any more. If, 
that is a joke I will forgive it, but if you mean if, which Ij 
refuse to believe, thai thing would work my everlasting 
ruin. I would be guyed to death if it got out, and if if didn't ' 
I could never look an honest, bear in the face in the Central 
Park menagerie. Let us talk about trout for a while," 

I afterward found a guide, Will Ballard, t\ ho tells me that 
in the spring, when the suckers are spawning, the bears are 
on the stream and feeding on the fish. He gives me hope 
that my serious attack of bear fever may be allayed at that 

F. M. 

T I 

$he gportmt{m gowist 


«v ,\. yniVF.. 

lost beautiful part of Mississippi is in its northeast 
prairies. From the rigln bank of the Tom-hig- 
lUBtry bejrins to open— a series of rolling glades 
;s stretching westward— the swelling bosoms of the 
mbrace of the groups of Trees 

id tin 
)f flu 



:ied troopers ot 

like a pooling beauty in the arms of her 1 

Aftera few miles of this the openings 
trees scarcer until finally there opens to t 
sights no one ever fails to appreciate — tin 
prairie extending for miles, without a bre: 
living verdure until lost in the blue haze 
zon. " This gem of prairie extends from 
most continuously to North Mississippi, • 
to fifty miles in width. It is evidently t 
cicnt, lake or sea — the soil is a black, rich 
and it was the granary of the Confederal 

Time and again did the shattered and - 
Forest, ride down here to recover themselves and recruit thei 
bony horses, among the open-armed planters and their sw T ol 
len corn-cribs, and as often were they sent back fresh and 
all ready for another six months' hard work. Of course the 
devilish cotton has its strangling arms around the neck of 
the lovely country yet, but the time will come when gras 
and cattle will make it again a Paradise. 

The land lies high, being on the great watershed befweei 
the Tombigbee. the Yazoo and the Pearl rivers, and for the 
same season is naturally well drained. 

The western part of the prairie is for 
tent bounded by the Suquctonsha creek : 
creek drains an immense section of cou 
quence varies from the proportions of a pi 
of a great river. It overflows miles of swt 
and is a nasty little stream meandering through a wide mar 
gin of swamp when in its tamer mood. 

Of course the swamp is fertile and of course the hot sun 
water and rich soil have together made a tremendous mora: 

considerable ex 
I Swamp. This 
ry and in const 
v brook to thosf 
P when in flood 

Waters, bu 
features of 
inished. Abltj 
'or days in it» 
it best s 

speak of [1 

Not SO large in limits as those of the Fatht 
still large enough to present all the pecul 
bottom in a form rather concentrated than 1 
woodsmen have been known to become lo, 
recesses, and those who hunt there and kn, 
most careful to keep to their landmarks 
dangers with the most respect. 

Before the Rebellion it was the refuge of all runaway 1 
gers in the country. Many of them, after running off I'roi 
mere impulse, would have their hearts fail when they read 
the gloomy shadows of the swamp, and so he found skulkfij 
along its edge. Some, however, there were, worthy of th 
name of man, into whose soul tile accursed lash of shiver 
had entered like iron, strengthening and supporting them I 
they plunged into the deepest recesses of the mysteridj 
swamp, often disappearing forever from human eyes, or 63 
flitting like ghosts in the darkness around some isolated negv 

But for those who knew how to hunt in it, the swam 
was full of attraction. The bayous and lakes wej 
full of fishes, wildfowl anil all sorts of vermin, while tli 
groves were tilled with deer, turkeys, squirrel 
sorts of game in profusion. Some hecame so fond of it thj 
they pursued sport in the swamp nsa passion, and c :-n. da, 
sought, its limits either to shoot or fish or L 

One boy I knew, and I was not 
him, who" was always going into the: 

From his 


off any vi 


sheep am 



ception u 


hind on h 

: 5 hi 



iatural la 

ite for 

e liitel 

speaking terms 
imp. The little 

bis trait. He 
>d before the house. 
hunted up by agon 
a junk-shop for the 
vas myself. 
ess a friend took me 
in the swamp, It 

M\ gun was an old percussion musket whose daily taki 
supplied a most convenient, excuse for those gem-rat and 
quisitorial sorts of threshings we not in those days. But si) 
was a darling to shoot. With a handful of powder out of 
bottle, half of my mother's unread Chrixti<u> Adrnc/U: fq 
waddin', and another handful of shot out of a pocket, the ol 
Harper gave a pattern and penetration no modem gun ca, 
equal, I've seen her shoot so as to make Herron's old bu 
actually jump out of a thirty feet circle of rails, and ever 
mule in the lot commenced to buck when he saw her nol 
poked through the fence. 

However, thus equipped, from an early age 1 sought IB 

August 17, 1882.] 



swamp. Perils rush" in where angffls fear to tread, and in a 
few years I knew a great deal more than anybody ui my 
neighborhood about the hidden places in the Bottom. There 
were many curious hole-; there, bul on one occasion I Stum- 
hied ivi one with results, and sill thi- preliminary if for 'lie 
sole purpose "i telling you aboui it. 

One dm I found fliyBelf on the edge of the very worst 
brake there To get where 1 stood whs a teal of'patbfindiug 
worthxof hisiorx. bu1 I liadbeeu there several timesnndkriew 
my way. But before me stretched the worst brake any man 
evevsaw. Mud, water, vines, cine, fallen ttmberaud green 
had done all that was possible- 1» r&aEB a prise morass. To, 

Anyhow I managed to gel quite u bag of stilt for him as 
well as the piece of bacon, His clbthes hadJong since dis- 

gel into 

ted it it 

and per 


I Wits e 

azv to 



of bat 

OU 1 1 

Iml SO 1 

iras 1 



(S; H 
if insc 


nose re 


Hv .lov 

• : Sot 

bard an 



;. t .hi nl It, XXol'-e lll;ili thill. 

'dnj; through. Therefor 

,,;ii.i ran into to edgi oi the thicket. 

-•■ \-ii n spread and lust among the 

. J tried to follow the. nearly level bank. 
in iii. i face and plenty of scratched 

'oils. | -nl down to think ind blow. 
- these bayous have a sort of bottom 
ih visor with lite hope returned, and 1 
Wiis m.iiiii walking in the bayou in water about ;i Foot deep had 
with ii tine, hard bottom. ' Sling 

After following the bayou for about half a mile or so 
through iin iiwfnl thicket, dense and gloamj bb night, 1 came 

appeared in a mass of ragy, hut scion iifier tiis recovery 
rigged himself out in a new suit ruadeofajl Sort! oi squu'ro), 
rabbit and 'coon skins, sew,, I (..-ether with strings made of 
their dried entrails, using thomsfor an awl These skins 
were the gatherings oi :> year. In spite nl' myself 1 find the 
dcttulf tof stichttUfe -till tn possess a certain attraction. 
r"et ii was the life literally of a wild beast, and required n 
tremeuilOus vitality to endnroH. Bad Henij ool been the 
giani in size and" constitution Unit he was, lye would have 
lied lnnn before. To the than pf average health arid 

mid he slow, sure. hath. 

there was qdile a comfortable lodge, 
wood from the sides, paepriug the floor 



Bj sort 

Willi ft 

li.i.l in 
The fir 

i making s ceiling < 

• ;! ii.iii, tight room nearly eight tei 

fas luiiil to one side in a hole. 'mid i 

(Od, there was hut little smoke, ant 

through the top of the tree. Cooking with hit 

affair of broiling, as he had no pots 


. He 

Henry bad tried i 





to a sort oi pond or lake, about 200 

in shape. The fiercest sun that ever s\ 

the swamp I had just passed, but her 
fight fell in a perfect Hood, i walked 
sat down hesidean enormous gycamor 
to the water, l could not but obi 

tree, though I had often seen fine one 
have been ten feel in diameter at le 
though a little way uo It divided into I 

For some moment- I had been listen 
noise, like somebody breathing with difficult 
able to locate the sound. Just then it eatue 
or louder, and 1 fairly jumped The noise 
out oi the tree'. 

I at once ran around to Hie other side. All en-ai syea- 

mores are hollow anclthiswas no exception, About a yard 
from the ground there was a hole some two feel long and 
giving a view of the interior of tl 


ll! til, 

the bright, hlessed 
up to the baps and ' 
i leu grew quite close . 
■rve the maeiiiticenl 

before. This must 
st near tin ground, 
separate braathesJ 

uit was un- 
arcr perhaps 
tajnlv came 

he saved in baskets 
keep out the worms, 
me manner, hut lie 

dl the men 1 ever knr 
nd most In 

skill tl 
e the sheila 

Id -real .,u 
nts for W 
ami huu. 


i -iinpl, 
to cook iti. 

m of bark, bul 
as can dotheat 

I looked 
leavi s, evide 
darkened th< 
toward me a 
wasted featu 

tin' tears roll, 
it all. Buna 
here alone until 
I gol into the hof 

i ti'i'juiil 
nd piint 

and savs 

lltlV sick 

hole he i 

nd feebly lified 1; 

res and ionelv fat. 

id down my 'face, 

way from home a 
, and disc 
unci at 

c uegro lying oil :i bed of 
as for breath. As my face 
yellow eve- and greasy face 
hand a- if for pity. The 
,vere toe much for inc. .and 
Pom fellow: | could divine 
I friends and slavery, bring 
. had overpowered him, 

him some water from 

the lake, which he drank eagerly, and theu fell hack with 
deep sigh. There was no sign of food about the place, but 
fortunately 1 had a good lunch, and gave him that. Fte was 
very hungry and ate it all. tlioUgh feeblx . 

In about- half an hour he revixed enough to talk a little, 
and told me hi- name — "Henrv Bunch — runaway — Mar- 
B " 

This was the worst master in the whole counirx around. 
On my part, I said slowly and distinctly to him . 

"1 will not betray you! Hehry; but I will brine- you some 
medicine- and grub and help yon all I can." 

This was evidently a great relief to him, He brig&toned 

up. seized my hand 'and Shed a tear or two. 

As this was in October, the air was much fresher than in 
the close weather of summer, so I had hopes of bringing my 
patient through. For that nighf 1 broiled a few birds, and 
left them with him, while] sought mj home to iftj in better 

. Well, "to Cut it Short/' he got aS Well as ever in a couple 

nd good food, 
the looa and 

fee and spent 

or didn't. 

plentx of 

jf a living. "You 

for a brigade of 

i- big knives— and 

red. lie intended 
im he xvould 

•did km 
. Will 


if a 

supply h 

e toha 

i offered biro tnj nonpareil Harper's 

—don't hah no use here 
agcr to shoot game, and 
im. Dis no place tor 
■>W. .in' .: axe, :in plenty 

of weeks on plenty of < 

Ylv heavens, what 
careless Southern 

But we became 
hour- in disCussiot 
Henry was most : 
these be declared l 
may he sure 1 sup 
niggers. I also j 
what he valued in 
to raise enough t< 
have, even though 
I'Vrry musket 

"No, Mars 
for gun. Ma 

loo much fur tote when exvinc to run. 
Bghien, No. -..b gib me ' acct seeds, 
fish hook an' I do well <■/. atu piggl p.*' 

'•But how will you get game when 'I 

"Is'e got >'. bow an 1 arrer and kin shoo 
said he. "And donesot traps all aroiini 
ain't much chance uv mj rtarvio' to Am 

Henry's •unlit and home were grei 
fancy an ignorajit man going into the sw 
xveapon or utensil other 'leu. a RarloW 
all the nigger had the day he ran off. C 

mer for a nigger, ca iithor plan nor w 

ing cold weather. And so for a few dux 
and roots while he stcariil v pushed inn 
swamp. I'.x nice iuek he discovered an 
carried along a. "chunk" and kepi a ligh 
fashion. For awhile he lived in the ope 
"jess like a wild hog," but after tho disc 
he had been glad to indulge in thecOmfi 
and fixed habitation, His little lire was 

I fee so thai the ,nmke wn- -cattcivd I 

limbs and made no mark on the ikj 
plied him with materials for bai 
cans and other nuts, as well a- Strings I 
hook gave him more trouble than ai 
trying all sorts of plans with wood; he I 
rough one out of the hack spring of 
altered by the aid of lire for the purpose 
he multiplied indefinitely., and I was ast 
much meat he had been able to secure 
varied in descriution, but all bettor ihan 
This all sound.- much heller though tl 
Bread of course was absent, and the bai 
tobe. eaten without, ,-ab. I had thOUghl these 

greatest wants, but In declared wiih eai sti 

wanted "baceu fust and den some lilt meat, jet 
run down hof side rie mouf and grease up al 
Nebber mind the nab, Mass (1., you jess foteb 
bacon ef you want, see nigger chaw wid hof sidi 

■ lived, 

id tba 

e had b. 
lin prol 

(hiring Hie winter. 
•X the -moke of hi- 

Soni" of his game he dried in 
•aid it was poor stuff and not fu 

a- this nigger si ems yet to lie the 
lie bad but one "strong weak- 
r of recapture. Wilhoul either 
■nl all the energies of a powerful 
iem- -how in escape the white 

To a 


old thes 

.1 thesv 

B he remained constautlx in the deepest 
amp. rarely leaving the brake in which his 
is situated. "I'sesiife in Here. Max- (Jeorge," he 
ef I go squandering all about the woods fust 
thing 1 know some de-e nigger dogs he dtfne gal my track 
and den xvhar is poor nigger gone!" 

And so by keeping to his fastness he expected todefeal the 
schemes which h, well enough knew were laid for bis cap 

At last 1 went Off to College and Hi 

When 1 returned 

Jl seem- thai B., bit 

two ye 

after tber 

torn, bloodv. 1 

would not take 

he intended to; 

B. was foun< lo di 
the th 

I ill alive i 
d in catcbii 
iilf cra/.ed 
idercl to 
ke of pity. I 

i thousand 
ive him. 

dead in I 
nh, and He 

. had i 
u i he -w 
g the pj 

were hung by the neighbors 
necessities of the Institution 

his plantation. 

e nigger of him a I. greal 
• besotted brute -wore l.e 

- apiece for the whippings 
is morning, having been 

infcsscil thiil lie was one of 
•ill tried to escape, bul all 
once, for such were the 

KiMiKisiiEU and Tm: 

Scribe. — Cincinnati 
r issue of Aug. :i. • 
men of "Old Knots 
nto the 

inn- fron 

loud .■ 

old sprin; 

.•ral. in "Camps of the Kingfishers.-" 
an old friend don't burl much, 1 
lough to di-turb the camp. Hi 

The Scribe" 
and Knnls" 
en wind and 




ry :: 


hx' Ill's 


b most K ■rrifviii"' 
forth to public ga/.e 
ivtng not long -im 
iv John l,vl« King, 
,'rcd from' tlic effeff 

! pr 

of hi 

ril kn. 

I this particir 
i" to pervade ' 

■iiks of have 
i his intiniatio 

the bottle xx 
on the day i 

this— 1 WOU 


>rt of 

his angling 
ar fluid will 
old Knots.." 
il least ihc 
. that i con- 
►wevwr, thai 

ie fact that 

shooiiti'."— KiM'-i't-nti: 

"Hold on, I'll come doxvn xxithou 

Hoi ri> —In my article di' Jpuo 21) i( xvii 

,1'ieitation of "Wa'rctielii." who. as well a- thei 

aiion to brother sportsmen in : 

o-ilies. Just 
rithouta tool, 

lo, this UiC 


■ 11 berries 
the depth- of the 
old log afire and so 
after fl w^llfcnown 
i wood-, as he -aid, 
.ver.x of the Big Tree 
it of a tiirht house 
built inside of the 

r fishing lines. A ' 
thing else, SLi'ter 
liilK mad,, a very ■ 
ie knife which he 
Traps and snares 

lisheriln learn how 

,!. this way, rather 
tarvation. " 
nthe actual reulilx, . 
x broiled flesh had 
these would be bis 
ii -in.—- thai he 

I de iniiurd; 

. th 
wished to impart infor 
to the famous hunting 

Seven I'oiid-. Mussachi 

ihei.rticletoFottKST A 

mg to arouse a lionupi 
propose under any circ 
in regard to the routes 
your worthy paper. 1 


27, IHy 

of ; 

ur .Mail 
nuch a 
•1, and 
,ih. up. 

to., thai 

o,i-,,t Maine, 
enter into a 
woods in I he 



i tin 

ii - 

' •Backwoodsman,' 

rulhfiihies.sof lb, 
but JliSt that xvi 


ring the i 
that we would not 
sportsmen and tourists to lake a 
woods other than for their oxx u spe. 
garriless of hotels, stag,:.-, guide-. Etc. -S.xniii. Kmimi:k 
(Phillips, Maine, Aug. 10). In mv attiilc. in place of 
diet-.'' read "I lingo I fouse and 


ial t 

-.1. W. T. 


same beautiful water- from the 
Clam River and with the mosl a 
return I have eagerly followed I 
your valuable journal, and lived 

to be enjoyed on those lovelj l.-.k- 
hu to makpa cast in right of i 
lhall reel in" and pull for .-Imr 

■rmit me through the 
.(, icome pages, to ex- 
thanks fn- thcenjoy- 

\ Mile 



■ •iCinglisher-'Canip."'! 
hopes (if thanking ''Old 

ue piece flit Hickory" for the laudis 1 have had iiuo.^b him.— C.xpt. 
he mouf" I "Bousm, Finn."— (Chhago. 1 1 1 . > 

Jta/tt^/ §&torg. 


Ill A VI". referred in previous article" to u yacht cruise in 
the \v..ters of the Chesapeake and its tributary streams. 
I xvould like to give to your readers the result of my obser- 
ations and describe a few of the incidents which attended 
that crnisi . 

We -.pent the months of March, April. Max, .luue and 
July below the mouth of the Potomac, along the shores and 
among the creeks and ponds of tide-water Virginia. Mv 
brother Phil and my-elf found amusement in making add! 
tions to our oOlogical collection, and observing the habits of 
(sitcb birds, animals and fishesas came under our notice. The 
inhabitants al-o came in for a huge abate of our attention, 
and the many acts of kindness x\ huh we n ceived from their 

There is quite a fi-liiug Industry on these shores, and sex- 
id kinds oi fishermen attracted our attention. I do not 

thiol, ui had ever before realized the extent to which tish 

ipon. nor the amount which 'bey contribute to- 
ipport of life. 

Not. one iii-t:int ot your lives hui is fraught 



ward- the 


with (laiigr 

iii/i) to the tiny ininnoxv 

by relentless foes. Tiny 
element. An endless 
shoal.- of herring, shad 
the Atlantic to the head 
visit. What thej suffe 
what they meet w 
Toward th, la-i 

•k (..sw.n'/i,- mm- 

■//.„ • .... jitumnui) — all are pursued 

iavc many enemies in their natural 

lain of- "destruction follows the 

id menjiarien from the depths of 

raters of every stream which they 

in the deep l can only imagine; 

th along the shores 1 have seen. 

of February the enterprising Chesapeake 

from his winter's rest, and overhauls his 


pound net. preptu-s his s t .| -take-, and gels things in good 
order generally. On some mild morning in March he loads 
his canoe- with long poles made from the stems of slender 
spruce pines; with a. companion to help -et them, he sculls 
his boat down the creek and around the point into a larger 
he bay itself. Probably he has picked out fiisSita 

1 located it ty.ii'l 
hush lied to it. This 
think it is always re 
spot the labor eoniine 
drixeii solidly. There a 
itself— which is square 
fence, which extends d 
in length with the dUlun 
Tin v are coniinonly 
stakes are set the ne 
to preserve it. Th. 

ing down a 
s their mod. 

■ peeled. On 

-ill hi 

ngie large pole with a 
of pre-emption, and I. 
arriving at the chosen 
one the stakes are to be 
he stakes for the pound 
ie false pound, and the 
•d the shore, and Varies 
. etc. 



similar stake 

Iredfeet long. After the 
put up: this has first, to be well tarred 
pound i- a square net with wall 
ner is provided with a set, stake and a large, 
i- -lipped on io a permuiienL stake and 
the bottom: then the two stakes are lied 
p. In the side toward the shore is an open- 
aigli. to admit a canoe; Ibis is provided xvith 
The false pound is made in the form of a 
heart, the point facing the opening in the true pound and 
made fast to th, permanent stakes. The fence is -, i in s 
line with this opening, extending directly back. Theobject 
of Mm fence is to intercept the tish and "direct them into the 
false pound. On ineclinir xvith an Obstruction tish naturally 
nun toward deeper Wiiter: having entered the false pound, 
they tire bewildered by the returning curve of its sides, and 
on finding the opening lo the true' pound, at once pass in; 
they inav stray out again, hut soon return. 

I went xvith a friend -Mr. J. 0. Haynie— to see him "tish" 

his "trap." We got Off before mi 
his canoe proceeded down Cockk 
tiful morning, I laid hack in the, 
-one- of a mobkihg bird, then Ihc 
cardinal grosbeak. At thisearlvl 
be heard and also the call 
largest of the (kfiriraulfftdm. 
lants do not distinguish boh 
saw there knew of the hird 
xvas broad day when xx e r.-a 
our sails, for there was a bn 
Point, and glided out on 

•i xx hen we reached Ihc 

>e, and getting on board 

'S Creek. It was a beau 

noe, and enjoyed tirst the 

beautiful whistle of the 

.. ur the whippoorwill could 

if the ehuck-wiils-widow. the 

Singularly enough, the inhabi- 

v.lwcen the. two, and no one that I 

il other than as whippoorwill. It 

cached the Wicomiea, and setting 

ine/.c. we -non rounded Old Field 

he ( 'hesapeake. Others were astir, 

trap." canoes could he. seen Up 

milled the n 

•tup iron 

aler. Asyi 

i. 1 liiid -, 

at the botloi 
'led up the i 

n of the n 

et. iiDll In 

nock in form, 
i to dip them i 

cays, londiisii. 

and down shore from Smith's Point to the Diiininaron 

marshes. We pushed into the pound, and quickly untying, 

ikes pulled the net up from ihc bottom, and fastened 

3 fish, but liax-nie -aid 

iVe loosened fhe other 
it on to the top of the 
;d to pull it up on one edge, We 
and --non cornered them into n 
n. ox contained Ihem resembled a 
(in lo the inner edge and Naynie 
i .oioe. We Imd a variety, skate.-. 
nd jellyfish, formed the" bulk of 
•rriiig." menhaden, blucfish, called 
led iioin. made up the balance of 

■ was going on, I noticed that my 
-titer, and soon my eyes were 
s accounted for by the presence 

nellies. Of mi caustic a uaturc. 

il old net th.-ii xvas stored in a 

emitted a dust, producing the 

away the useless fish, a barrel or more. Many 
.ught. during the. -ea.-on. Turtles and loons some- 
: and Lioxv and then a shark; sometimes to the 

regret as it may cost him the loss of fish by the 
jus net. A fish which they call "bo-nee ta" or 

:r" — honito I think it may be — is sometime 

ive Ciiien llietii. I hey are fine! and resemble the 
Btur jeou are also taken, and after herrings and 

ne, come Spanish mackerel and nheepshearL We 

kinds arec 
limes get ii 
"bull mgfi 
taken. 1 1 
-had are di 

set 01 

again. On 

hv contract 

' Several p 



" h( 


I buck towards Coekley's Creek 
oppedai Beed's wharf, where Hay- 
ch were :,i) taken at s stated price 

at this place, and all I he eatable 

0, while I he resi are made into oil 

i works are in operation here, and 

is fragrant with the odors from 


birds as well as men inhabit these 
Ut -'ax al Coeklev'sCreek that we 
ice of the fish hawk in its breeding 

lot to he classed with those I have 

before, mentioned. They belong to the highest type, and are 
fly fishermen ^'«axv?ffiwKts; their cast exceeds in length thai 

A pi-eivol 

shores, it x 
first made tl 
place, Fish hawks 



[August 17 i883. 

of any expert with the split bamboo, aud is fully as accurate. 
The bird is greatly aided by tlio distinctness with which 
fish cm in: seen from an elevation. Prom oaf yacht's cross- 
trees' I could plandysBc a shoalof tish not one ->f which 
could be; discovered from the deck. I am inclined to think 
from toy own Observations that the hawk strikes the Iish 

from behind, as they s b when held in its talons t" be 

headed the same Way-* as the bird, 1 have noticed that the 
hawk always gives a vigorous shake' when fairly up from the 
"Water whether it caught u Iish Of not. 1 have never seen one 
strike a iish which it could not lift from the warn-, but have 
heard of such instances 

The white headed eagle often robs the fish hawk. I have 
seen him do it s number of limes, and rarely doss he miss 
his object. I never saw one miss but once, a d then the 
hawk w.i- so near the Ircctops that tin- catrlc did not have 

time to secure the fish bsfgro ii fell among the trees. The 
pursuit and robbery afford an interesting sight to the be- 
holder. One instance of this occurred while our yacht lay 
in the Wicomico River. AVe were anchored in the lieud oir 
the mouth of Ball's Creek, a. fish hawk had beei scon for 
som • time dying about over the river, ami soon we saw him 
poised over soma unsuspecting iish. and in an instant his 
wings closed and he darted diagonally down with asplash 
into the mirror-like surface. Then he rose, drippins, with a 
iish in his talons. : ,i.,i aftei giving Ens ciis Dry shake 

started olf up the river. A minute afterward an eagle, 
•which I had not before seen, sailed out from among some 
pine6 which stood on the opposite side of the river." It at. 
Once started in full chase after i'c lyinglawk) which was 
now a fleeing hawk as well. On they went, up and up, in 
wide cirri,--. The hawk screamed as he flow ; the eagle fol- 
low silent, hut determined. His gaze was on that herring, 
and he seemed tq see nothing else. Soon the hawk began to 
pitch and dodge from sidetoside; They were at such a 
height thai they looked hill a few feet apart. The hawk 
iv,;- evidently wearied with his exertions, and in another 
instant he dropped the tish. The eagle, with half-folded 
wine-, seemtd to rather fall alter it ihaii anything else. Ho 
caught ii in a few yards descent and Mew oil' in triumph. 

1 visited several 'hawks' Hosts and secured several Speci- 
mens of theii cgtrs for invcollCetiOB. 1 recoiled that one 
nest wc climbed up io was so broad on top that, lying at 
full length, my whole person rested on the nest. I wish no 
One o. misunderstand the lying— for that nesj was fully six 
feel across the top, and I measure bat live feel eight inches. 

I had been told by persons residing in that vicinity that it 
was daugflrous to climb to the nest unarmed, and I was once 
driven oui of a tree by the angry birds. I once found a nasi 
in the top of a cbestmil stub; and I am told thai on the 
Island of Nantuekcl theybuill on lop of a wind mill; gen- 
erally they build in pines, often dead ones; and year idler 
year in die same one, if undisturbed. About the shores of 
one pond I counted fifteen of their nesls. and in July the 
young wore screaming in.rssanlly. 

At the same point Where hawks were so abundant several 
pair of wood duck.- had settled for the season. They nested 
in the hollow trees, so many of which arc to he found in 
Virginia woods. 

Once we were walking along a narrow sirip of beach be- 
tween this pond and the Chesapeake: ii was a beautiful day 
in June, a soft breeze from the south fanned our faces as we 
looked off on the blue waters. The shores ot) the south side 
of the Potomac are low. and at this point were bordered by 
a growth of small pines which extended hick to the pond. 
While maldne our Way through these trees— which were 

quite thick and tangled— We heard the call of a wood duck, 

not loud, hut a very, dislincil quest, qucet, quit. We instant- 
ly suspected that there was a brood of young wiih her, and 
at once decided to capture some <>f them, if possible Creep- 
ing cautiously through the uudl rbrush, wo -aw them across 
tie- pond, making their way up a branch on the other side. 
AVe quickly laid quietly retraced our steps along shore, and 
stole down on a point which projected into the pond. Peer- 
ins: through the brush, we saw them feeding along up into 
a peep arm of the pond, which lav between the point' we 
were upoa and a similar one opposite: It was arranged that 
my brother should go around to the other point while I Was 
to stand guard at tic- mouth and keep them from coming 
out. of the cove. Alto- I had waited some lime I -aw him 
creeping through the brush on the other side. 

\Y- were separated by ounul one hundred ami fifty feet of 
water. The pond was shoal and the DdttOm very muddy, 
and ih- w.,i. a- ■••.-,,- t!,i. k win, living and decaying vegota 
lion, rushes, reedsahd m» flourished amid a 'perfect maze 
of lily roots aud pads. Tin- shores were covered with pros- 
trate logs iii all stages ol decay, from one blown down l,v a 
■ reo6p( gale to those of Sdme cyclone in the Indian age. the 
water was full of living organism-: approach the margin, 
and from every log and slump oil' would go in the greatest 
haste, numbers of •\skilipots," -'red harrvs." Snappers and 
frogs and lizards of all sizes. Besides the iish— its regular 
denizens— there was an abundance of sels and aquatic in- 
Bects. But worse than airy p-i He- above, the pond was tin- pa- 
rent, cradle, nursery and homo of one of mankind's mosi 
in-idious foes— the ague and l'evcr. Although every clear 
space of water sparkled and danced in the sunlight, the 
miasma hung over its bosom like a nightmare, 

Without heeding the dangers J have just enumerated, we 
decided that the only way io catch a youne: duck was to 
swim or wade- up the branch and drive them ashore, if pos- 

Wo both undressed and retaining only our bats, plunged 
into the mire. What a sensation we experienced, the sur- 
face was very warm, the middle zone was comfortable, while 
oui Peel were imbedded in a mud as cold as a northern Spring 

hole. To walk erect was impossible, swimming was out 
of the question ; the only way we could make any progress 
was by drawing ourselves by thegrass and lilv pads, The 
ducks were greatly frightened at our sudden appearance 
and seeing at once that their retreat to the main pond was 

cm oil', they all Started up the branch ami near the end they 
hid under a thick growth of bushes, which al this point 
Overhung the Watef. When we got quite near, they all at 

on, , took to ih,- woods, which wire here composed of large 
trees with bul little under brush. The old duck flow atfd 
fluttered about over the ground, much in the same man- 
ner as a raffed grouse would under similar circumstances 
We paid no attention io her. but tried to catch some of 
tie- bill,- one.-, which were running about in all directions. 
As we were unincumbered with clothing our motions suf- 
fered do hindrance on thai score. 

Never have I soon a thing so hard to catch us these little 
ducks were. I saw one squatted under some dry chestnut 
leaves-, getting between him and the pond, I tried to grab 
bun with both hands— didn't though; then 1 tried to keep 

in his way as he put Tor the water; 'twas no use; he, dodged 
so fast that I was kept vibrating like a pendulum, from one 
Side to the other, and he finally got by and inlo the water. 
While 1 Stopped to gain inv breath, 1 saw mv brother going 
through a similar acrobatic performance, thev every one 
.■sc.-ip-d to the pond, an I we followed them inl'o it again. 
Mere we were more successful: the rank growth of grass 
and Other aquatic plants impeded their progress more than 
ours, anil we forced them to dive; then w Inn imp's head ap- 
peared through the grassy surface, we would steal up slowly 
behind it. with arm- outstretched, and then .suddenly seize 
grass and all. In this manner we secured six, and putting 
them inlo one of our coals, we dressed and started lor the 
yacht, which was anchored in a creek about a mil,- away. 
"We left six or eight ducks in tin- pool, and afterward-. saw 
them with their mother. As we bad no room on shipboard. 
we left them with friend Haynic, on the shore. Wo built a 
pin and put them into it, 'and turned them over to Mrs. 
Ilavnie's care. Five escaped within an hour and we never 
saw them again; as the branch was near, and as thev from 
the tirsl get their own living, we had no fears for them. The 
sixth one— with two others which we afterward caught— we 
carefully Looked after, and they soon began to grow us fast 
as any ducks. They were never tame, but would eat corn 
in, al dough when uot watched. Thev were voiy fond of 
soft crabs, and would, em them in preference to any other 
food Two lived until they were full grown, and were finally 
sill, , I by a couple of pups which belonged I,, Ih, laiuilv. 
t. Mass., July, 1SR2. M i: in ;'i s. 


r 1 Mi ii Newark Adtertt w Contains the following account: 

I "A big hluo-bottlc tlv came buzzing into the house of 
a resident on Pennsylvania avenue yesterday afternoon, and. 
aitgr a pretty thorough investigation of all the nooks and 
corners of the apartment, directed its attention toward a 
spider web in a comer of one of the windows. For a mo- 
ment it reeonnoiteitd about the web, now soaring from one 
side to the other, and again poising almost motionless in 
midair, while it peered under the ingeniously woven struc- 
ture. Finally, to the astonishment of the lad'v who had been 
watehimrils mann-uvros, it made a sudden charge upon lie: 

undei part of the web. and breaking through the flimsy net- 
ting, seized the occupant, a good-sized spider, and backing 

out of the entangling network, .-oared away with the strug- 
gling spider in its grip, like a chicken ' in the talons of "a 

The story is a very good one. but it would be no less so if 
it wen- -..mew hat more accurate. Of course, the captor of 
the was not a tlv at all. and equally of course, it. was 
oflfl of the wasps commonly known as mud wasps, and, in 
the South, •■mud daubers." from the material of which their 
m-sts are formed. It is, of course, impossible to say to just 
what species, or even to what family, the pirate belonged, 
bul it is no: ditlicult to conjecture what he. or rather- she, 
v. ;-.-_■■ ins 'to do with the spider. The Military wasps pro- 
vision the}] nests with insects of various descriptions, such 
a.- spiders, caterpillars, aphids and grasshoppers, which they 
paralyze by stinging, and on which the lai-vic, when hatched", 
feed. This whole subject is so interesting, and at lie- same 

time so little is known about it, except among naturalise, 

that no apology is needed for reproducing -ome remarks 
upon this group from our issue of December 13, 1818. 

The common blue, or mud wasp, as any one may learn by 
an inspection of one of tlienestsso plentifully distributed 
on the inside boarding of hay-lofts, -arrets andother similar 

places supplies its young with spiders: Other een.radraw 
All the Wflsps and hornets are ferocious and predatory in 

on other Insects, Soniuch i- this tin- case that in some pari-' 

oi F.uiope hiilehcrs an- »|ad to have them about their shops 
on aCCOUnt Of the gl-eal number of Hies which thev devour. 

and a certain spicies in Mauritius which feeds wholly on 

cockroaches is on that account held in hi-h eslcein by the 

natives. Some of the social wasps, however, lav up honey, 

like the bees. 

The wasps are divided inlo two groups, ihe social and the 
solitary. Of the former, the common brown wasp, Ihe 
"White tailed hornet" and "yejlov, iaek. i" are e„od examples. 

while the . mini wasp May Stand, as being so familiar to all, 

as a lype of ihe latter, ft i- will, lie- solitary Wasp that wc present. These insects are provided with, u 
poisorj which slupclics or paralyzes tin- i,i-..',|- upon which 
they prey and which of course llnv senile by slinging them. 
The female blue wasp— for there are no worker- (neuler-i in 

this genus— liaving partially completed h,-r oest of mud. 

deposits an egg, and in Ihe same cell with it places a num- 
ber of -mail spiders which ii has -.tung. and which, although 
paralyzed and quite incapable of motion, still retain life. 
The i ell i- then walled up and another one built adjoiuing it, 
in which the same thing takes place: this is continued until 
several eggs nave been deposited, when the last cell is finally 

W I up and the nest completed. A similar nest is con- 
structed for each sol. of eggs which the female deposits. 
When the grub appears, it feeds on the spiders prepared for 
it. until ready to undergo its transformation, and finally, 
w In n it becomes a perfect insect, gnaws its way out through 
the wall of clay. 

Another lar.>e wasp, -omewhal similar iu general aspect 
to the blue wasp, but larger, is common in our latitude; but 
as it does not appear about the dwellings of man it is .set 
(lorn observed, except by I liOSe who are ua the lookout for 

insects. It belongs to the genus $plie>! (S. icftmmnoit), and 

its bests! are placed iii holes iii the ground, which it o.xea 
vates with much care and patience. ft feeds its offspring 
on ericket.s, grasshoppers, etc., and an incident which once 
came under our observation well illust rites the power and 
nerseyerance of those little creatures. While w.-dkin- one 
day in mid-summer along a well-beaten path we notice, l Ba v- 
al small but deep holes, Which we r'i-hilv attributed to 



of the 



to its 

path and i 

lor ihe fact thai die insect wa 
were looking for it we should I 

scene. The'burdcn with which our .S/i/i, v was slrmr<rling 
consisted of two of the large black and yellow-winged 
"grasshoppers" whose sharp and loud crepitations are so 
frequently heard during the scorching (lav- of July and An- 
gust. The two orthoptors were firmly fastened to- 
gether, one clasping the other by the back and each 
of them was half as long again as their captor. Poor Svfam 
was really iu irreat trouble. She would seize her bur- 
den by the head, and by great exertion drag it along the 
smooth path for about six inches, when her strength would 

I Mauri- 

give out and she would fly off to a little distance and rest for 
a minute or two, walking briskly about in the sun the while, 
then she would return to the spot and renew her efforts. Had 
the journey been through the grass, it seems as if it woidd 
have been impossible for the wasp ,,, drag her load, bul the 
path, wo,-,, smooth by constant travel, offered no impediment 

to her, progress. The di-lance from He- -pot v. h, re she was 
working lo Ihe hole which -he desired t , reach was perhaps 
twenty feet, and though her advance was -low it was steady. 
At time., she would ttyoff to quit, a distance, fifty feel or 
more, hut her absences were never long continued, and when 
we were obliged lo leave her she had transported her burden 
to within three ieet of the hole. We greatly regret that we 
were unable to witness the close of the scene and watch the 
.method by which the "grasshoppers" were introduced into 
tl c hole, for they were certainly too hire,: to enter it without 
being considerably reduced in size. Her,.- then was : . v ,- s 
considerable provision for the expected larva, and we dor- 
see that even in our own latitude then- are examples diowin" 
that different genera of solitary wa-ps .,,,1 their vounsron 
different insects, a European •■ ww, 1 
the larva- ,,f moths for 'hi- purpose, while C'lilo, 
tins, as ha- be, u said, teed- il- young on CQCkn 

It mieht l„- supposed that ihe' wa-p- Beeure Hum- prey bv 
hawking about over the ground, trustingto chance to throw 
the insCCtS they need ill their way. bul we have som:- evidence 
thai these little creatures possess special senses which enable 
t'.ieiii to follow the objects Of their search when not visible, 
perhaps somewhat as ihe hound follows Ihe tox. In -i recenl 

number of JVatero we find a letter from Mr. C. L. W. Mer- 
lin to Henry Cecil, Esq., narrating a curious occurrence to 
whiclithc formerwas witness, and from which wemayquote, 
iu closing, an extract or two. .Mr. Merlin's account is as. fol- 

"j Was sitting one summer's afternoon at an upon window 
(my bed-room) looking into the garden, when I vtras surprised 
to observe a large and" rare species of spider run across the 
window-sill iu a crouching attitude. It struck m, the Spider 
was evidently alarmed or it would not have so fearlessly ap- 
proached mo" It hastened to conceal itself undei Eheproject- 
ing edge Of the window-sill inside Ihfi room, and had hardly 
done so when a very line large bunting Wasp buzzed inal the 

something. Finding nothing, the wasp returned to thcopen 
window and settle,! im Hie window-sill, running backward 
and forward as a dog does when lookimr or searching for a 
lost scent. It soon alighted on the track of the poor spider 
and in a mouieii! il discovered il- hidin- placi . \ 
on il, aud no doiibl inflicted a wound with itsstin| The 

bed, trying to conceal tfeeU under the franc-work. ,„' planks 
which supported the mattress. The same scene occurred 
here; Ihe wasp never appeared !■■ fellow the -pider b7 sight, 
but ran backward and forward in Ian:-- circle.-, like a "hound. 
The moment the trail of the sftider was found the wasp fol- 
lowed all the turns ii had made till il came on it again. The 
poor spider was i-hased from bidinir-place to biding placi — 
out of the bed-room, across a passage and into the middle of 
another large room, where it finally sucoumbed to the re- 
peated stings inflicted by the wasp ' Rolling it upintofl bull 
the wasp then look possession 01 its pie, and. after iiscer- 
taining it could make no resistance, tucked it up tinder its 
very long hind legs, just a- hawks of eagles Cttrrv off dn-ir 
quarry, and was just flying off to its nosl when I interposed 

and secured both for ray Collection. 

■d am certain the spi.ler left no web behind it. I cannol 
be. -me. however, thai, as ii h ; ,,| evidently been attacked by 
the wa.-p before elite-ring my room, a small quantity of liquid 
mayjiot have exuded from its wounds, which "may have 
helped the wasp in tracking it. I have no doubt myself ihai 
insects have the sense of smell, and probahk much mOlfe de- 
veloped than our own. No one * who has sugared 
for moths, or seen the Iar_ r . ■■ -' '-.«-'■- havering over tin- 
strongest .scented ilow.-r at night, or employed si caged fe- 
male inoih as a lure to her male admirers . an. I think, doubt 
tins, if so. lot them put a sfcucerful of honej In a corner of 

a room openingiutoa garden, throw open thrwindo>v and See 

how soon ihe bees, wasps, etc., willbe attracted to the honey. 

•There is a tradition in the East that one of the tests bv 

whiehthe Queen of She i tried to prove the wisdom od Sol 

one, n was placing on a table before him two bouquets, JUne 

oi'.-oiitieial and ih,- other of natural Bowers, and requiring 

that he should v,y whieh were liieieal and which the tirti- 
Jieial. without moving mini hi- throne, Solomon ordered 
the windows to be thrown open, and in rlew the bees, etc;, 

•'Whether the sens,-,,!' insects. 

the lower creatjon, a'-- similar lo 
very dillicull to say. No doub! a 
would say a man had not the i 
prove- thai his nose was worse I 
eagle or hawk would 


j the 

id e 

vds, anil what 
•s iii everv respect it is 
>g, if he could speak. 
se of smell, and would 
■ useless to him. An 
n and moles, etc., have 

ive very'imporfcclly developed senses (who 
can say thai there are not Iwculy senses?) is the only animal 
;h;,t i dogmatical, and denies all he cannot understand. 
The oracle of Delphi said. Socrates was the wisest man in 
Greooo, he was the only man who knew he knew 
nothing.' " 

Sw.u.i.ow Taim-:i> Km; ix Oino. — North Bloomlicld, O.. 
August ;!. 1882. Last .lime a hawk, different from any 1 
had ever seen, Was killed on mv farm; it weighed 16 ounces, 
and measured from tip to tip t'.i' inches. On examination 
of •• Webster's Inabridgcd," I found a very foil likeness of 
the bird, called the '•.swaliow-tailed hawk"— rightly so 
named, t thought, for ii had a decidedly swallow lad. I 
immediately sent il to the Kirtlaud febejety of Natural 
Sciences at Cleveland, and it is now set up in their mu- 
seum. The gentleman who acknowledged the receipt of the 
bird, wrote for further particulars concerning the "capture 
of this extremely rare bird in this locality." etc.. a, he 
wished to make mention of it in the Forest \ni> StkrAM, 
I could tell him but little abuut it. aud as I see no mention 
made of it in the paper, I semi this, hoping to elicit such 
knowledge of this mm avis as the contributors to your 
Natural Historv department may lie- nolo to give. Mycoi 
respondent say's. "Thi bird's labifcil ib Central AnTei-ica. 
ranging south as far as Bolivia, aud north into Mexico. It 
has rarely been obSCVved in Texas ami Aj'iZOna. 1 know of 
but one other instance where it has beeu seen =MJ far north 

the specimen sent by you— it was by Audubon in Indiana, 
in the year 1820. This hawk feed- alwosl entirely on snakes, 
lizards and insects, which it devours while flying, similarly 
to the swallow, which in many oilier icspects it -o much re 
sembles."— E. A. Bitowx. 

[ArecsT 17, 1888. 




Editor Eon 

In my hiiste to answer vour correal 
the Florida worm-snake "lie inquired 
say iliat. h i- nol a true scrpcnl at all, 
which, so i fins Im <-n i 

Bufccordiug to Professor Baird, who 
calling if /. .- "•'■. JhriddMim 
da. cmgrgi . lerraueoti 

showers, hem ■" its vernacular nam 
Prof. Cope prop . •■! o substitute th 
/■ for thai ol / . '■ ■-'. ■■<■■ and 1 b 
appropriate, and now holds 

This curious sp ■; .."■ i- nol to I"- .1 
commonly known as the "worm" 
Western, Northern u-id Southern i 
Si ites w lich '■ 

ehxisctts the species round is Q >■ not* 
;uk1 Mississippi, '.'. ■■'■■.'■ u&, and in U 


undent, S., regarding 
about, 1 neglected to 

but v lizard u I — snake, 

i.iiid in Florida onlv. 

described the species, 
ii is common i ji Flori- 

•elreate after thunder 
--"Thunder AYorm." 

; mime is clearly more 

ufouuded with what is 
;nttke of the Eastern, 
jettons of the United 
iu Masisa- 
Ui, in Southern Illinois 
wouyi and Kansas. C. 

fag m\A 0at(. 

Ojcisas gljBiASQSfS.— Set table ofopSAMaaons. far -game am&fish 
in t&ra ■if.l'ihi 20. 


THE fiiUtnving -schedule exhibits the game now in season. (Also, 
l» parentheses, seasons which open' during tlie month |: 

Dakota .An- I".. ero! 
snipe, curlew, plover). 
Dlstciet of Columbia— v 

railed grouse: < : 
Georgif-Wil.i'iiiicev. ., 

Now Brunswick— WBodcock. vihl- 

e-uvl. stupe. 
New Hampsliiiv Woodcock, plo- 

is the "Middle Firing Place," and the "Lower Firing Place" 
is at the foot of the grass and immediately above the perpen- 
dicular elilT. Now the island is covered, and the elilT-s round 
aooul it swarm with "murrs." The birds arc unceasingly 
rising from the clitts and bland and alighting again, ami" in 
their living oDserve a System of regularity— fl/mg out about 
a quarter of a mile from the island iu black clouds, circling 
around, and on their return to the island, or while finishing 
the circle described by each Might, flying over the grassy- 
slope I have described. If it 'be calm the" hirds deweribe 
thcif circle, but only a few on the return, comparatively, 


anna, irom proceedings ot 

Sciences of Philadelphia, 1S61 

"The specific charaeten •■. er 

tic nostril pints immediately p 

line arc an oblong llonlal. bio: 

irregularly pentagonal vertical, 
I. . ■■' bet\i een two small occi 
each side of the vertical. Four 
the lost three times the i.,-. : 
from thai of the other side by 
and bounded above by a trans\ 
is pierced by the uostri] above 
in a Series lii-biiel the m 
much the longest. Superior u 
siil.-. the anterior pair longest 
bular, eecii ramus, six. Tni'eri 
svmphv.-. al. oni pair gonial*. ( 
>■•■!.. .. plates, small, ' 


dirtj v hi 
To thi 
feiorida 1 


[I isa i 
are to the 

about tile 

ntic, three- pai 

the Academy of IViiural 
. page 75, 

b as follows: A broad crescgn- 
aslcrior to this on the median 
idea than long, and a, large 

with tta posterior angle pro 

pitiil; three small plates on 
superior labials, on each side, 
he third. The first separated 
a trapezoid inferior rostral, 
-ersely elliptical nasal, which 
1 above the labials, the first 
[axillary teeth, live on each 
: iutei maxillary one;inaudi- 
or labials, three or four; one 
me memo-labial on oacl> side. 
r, about twelve iu number. 
IS of ;■!'• ■anal plates in a lougi- 
upoii tiie tail, all more or less 
the two basal ones. Color 

it the "ihuu.lcr worm" of 

of \ 

1 public, and 1 
labits. that Die 
1 have long h: 
permit! ) to publish a paper, wh 
delusions icg.uMin;; \incricnii 
we may be alllcto dispose of 
Olher tike fable:,. II. 

t:.\I:'!LU Sr.V -:s NATIONAL JleSKCJ 

Reptiles." In this, 

the "hoop snake" i 

a Y.Miiue . ;:. c. 

ivtli. and 
D, K. 

, Wasluiiirtoii, D. C, August, 1E5«. 

Trtfc GrAS^ijn-Bou. — An.-fin, Tex. — I notice a coiuinunica- 
tiou from "Byrne" in vour issue of July '..'; on 'The Mfousters 
of White River; Ark.,'" and your editorial comments lliereo 
Regarding the identity of this fish, in May last 1 sent t 
Prof. Baird several "gasper-gou,' and tinflerdati of .iulvi 
he writes mo thai "one ui them is still afire inouraquariiini 
ami is an object of great inter : Prof. Baird calls the f)^ 

J mhl„li,„. <j,-i. /,.■,/••».« —J •' [Iu the note! 

rteon refer* 
we said thai we were in doubt what risk bore this name, bit 
thought it likely to be Am/,' caltn ol SitptoiilvnottM ffrunnu M 
It has provad to baihij lattar, tor Anibk/eUr/iawl JIaploidav.otv 
Bre tlic same. This adds another to tho local names of thi 
fell Wm'charef: "shcepshead/'tlMal Lakes and Lake Chan 
plain; ".eiiite pffl ; .pi; ■•giuntei" an 

Jor la;t 

fish no 

iims. Texas and Loitisiana. 'I'be 
oo tough to cut. but the llesh is 

■ul'ix*, liorn iii tl.i: 


•iwid p( i lie 

ira, curb iii 

about iii 

We nnisi 
billon an 

ile-n." i 

IS, grousei. 
lelope, mniinlaln 
it, sage grouse; 


Wisconsin -Wo.xteoek: lAug. Vo, 

Wyoming — Buffalo, elk, antelope, 
mountain sheep and goat, deer, 
pUtnuigiui; piniKited, sat^e uial 
sjuirp tail grouse; (Aug. lQ.ruiTed 
grouse, wildfowl, plover, curlew, 

e Ko' 



I'AUT iH i: 1,1 .. 

(""tAPE St. .Marv'.-. vou will see. by looking at the map of 
Newfoundland, "is the ternrimrfiou of the strip of land 
wliic'n sep:irates Placetilia l.iav from the Bay of St. ylarv's. 
Turninir this cape to the south, one mile di'stanf. stands an 
island, known locally as the ••L'.rrd Island." This island is 
del tolled from the mainland, distant about forty yards Irom 

tw it- side.-. It is about -WO feet high, and three of its 

sides are smooth, perpendicular rock walls, like the iron- 
bound cliffs of the mainland. The fourth -idc is sloping. 
and from the base up to the summit there are alternating 
rock shelves and slopes which are covered with wild grasses', 
ivy and moss. How the Separation Of the island from the 
mainland came about it i- impossible to tell, for the floor of 
the chasm which separates both is solid rock, level as if 
shaped bv human hands, while the walls of tooth cliff and 

island aie. clean CUl as if from the chisel. Uoiind about ihe 
base of the island runs a wide, rock platform, which slopes 
seaward and descends info the mwfic depths of tile Wild 
ocean. A wilder, grander spol 1 have never seen. 

Butlhecbiel attraction lies not .n the imk.-d majesU OJ 
the towering rocky walls, or the thunder of the ocean in its 
fury Lashing itself -agarnsl theh-base. When the surly storms 
of ihe late autumn come on, myriads of the numerous 
species of si a birds that feed around the naked headlands 
through the summer months, seek food and abettor from the 
tempests, in the numberless qniel nooks am: cove, h, the 
mai v Ivivs which indent the island . oasi all along. Iu the 

lift] wh 

summits ballici 

i a do 

• birds ii 

1 ha\ 


l' a skill', living among Hi 
i begin to repair lb ■: skill', i 
n« gear in orderr" and he 

the folk 

thi sails, and 

ic knows be will so in bare 
come" is told with jny I mm 
other. It is generally lirst 
it the Cape to flic people in 
i Golden Hay. and so passed 

The "murs," so called, belong to the 
comprise the razor-bill (Aim tqrdft) or 
cajly hailed, the common guillemot (l'n 
andlurr," a.s the people call them. S 
the latter pari ol March, but usually th 
of April, the murr wings its way now. 
fishing the while from 

alcicke-Auks. and 
•tinker," as it is lo- 

iwanl the Bird [aland 

within miles of ihe laid 
me anywhere within o the entire high 

In tlie evening 
id. nor will the be 
aril Of the aided 

outside of lin- 

ed th. 

re— and 

; fui; a Dec,.— Tin- tnniuiae and manly spc 
a Ids dogs, Lut there are tmui.v gunuers wtio ;.r 

••liiu if thai Should miss fir. -. what then «" persisted Ins companion. 
"If rlitt-t failed, wliy— deuce, take it, I'd wfiale my dug \" —Tiirontn 

no eilort 
him to tl 
asf-ep. ii 


—the wl 

ole iiiMia 

lid spi'e: 

ds like di 



ar inland 


Is Of tb 
en dawn 

and sum 


mud and 
the island, circling far inland and around the light- 



irv top of the cliff on an April morning, seen the 

- arise, circle around as I have described for about 

id tiuslly settle upon the lop and shelves of the 

ind 1 bav 


takes pin 
from the 

black mi 

an hour, 

island, and in the crevices; on the tops of the pinnacles, ami 

along the shelves of the dill's and crags adjoining, as a 

swarm of bees settles npon i ad covcraa tree. 

Once settled upon the island. Ihe spoil, commences. Ly- 
iug to the southwest, of the island and toward the promon- 
tory known as false Cape, the cliff slopes, and alternates 
between -teen, irrass-coven il descents and shelves like bug. 
stair-steps, under perpendicular abutments of rock, down to 
bin thirty or fori y feel of the rock platform below . which 

vou I'ri 

ver the slope. Thereforo the condition of "successful 
hooting sought by the sportsman is. that there be a strong 
breeze df northwest, westerly, or southwesterly winds. 
Thee winds each presses the birds in Hying well iii over the 
slope, and in the local langue.g« the birds' are then auid lo 
"fly well." Therefore, with a good breeze of one of the 
winds indicated, the sportsman takes Ms seat at the Upper 
Firing Place. The noise of the birds' wings upon the gale 
as they press toward the island is inconceivable, unless to 
bird who has heard it. The strong wind not alone makes 
the hirds fly well in, but makes them fly low, also, so that 
rarely does the sportsman lose a bird he sh.iot-.. When Ihe 
wind is not strong, position is taken at the Middle Firing 
Place, where a bird frequently is lost by fallitm over the 
, calm day it is newessary to fire from the 
d here vou are well off if vou s'et one bird 
•on kill. They fall on the. rock platform 
nnoyin:: to look down, as your head pains 
tcess of your firing, to see a score or 80 of 
.... birds lying upon the unapproachable, rock; but more 
annoying still is it to see a small boat put off from otie of the 
numbers of large fishing craft at anchor outside, pull in under 
the island, and coolly pick up every bird you lose. 

I; was -at these firing places that I learned what 1 know of 
I'm- art of shooting. I have sat I here for three, four and five 
hours firing continually, and only ceasing when obliged to do 
so by sheer headache as the result of my firing. Among the 
local spoilsmen, many of whom still fire out of flint muskets, 
lo kill a bird for every two shots on an average is considered 
eood work, but before I was long on the slope I could do 
very much better than this. 

When I was about seventeen years old 1 remember I bad 
a very desirable and neat single barrel. The birds "flew 
poorl'v." and a number of the fishermen who lived in the 
a Ijaccnt coves were there with theif flint muskets. They do 
nut care lo waste ammiinilion. so they rarely go to the lower 
firing place, waiting for a slray bird to fly higher up. But I 
belook me lo the 'lower firing place, and out of some sixty 
shots I think 1 only missed two or three. "How the young 
beggar hits 'em. doesn't he?" I could hear them say up ai aire 
in .-. is after each crack a bird fell. I had likewise a pretty 
good dog, and he was on the alert after each bird fell, so that 
1 got I think nearlv thirty birds before thev rolled over the 

1 have frequently seen as many 08 sixty in a pile before me 
after two hours' shooting, when the wind blew and the hirds 
Mew well. I have, I must confess, killed the birds fre- 
quently tor Ihe delightful pastime, and in very wantonness. 

Qfl.e,-day, I remember, in the middle of April, thecaplainof 
a vessel engaged in coasting was on his return to St. Johns, 
the capital, ami in passing the eape it occurred to him that 
he would go and shoot some "murrs" to take lo the eily 
with him. He brought a good stock of ammunition and an 
exquisite little double barrel. When he reached the firing 
-! ipe I. as v, a.- my wont, for days at a time during the early 

i had been indulging in miscellaneous shooting, for it 
must be remembered that "murrs'' are not the only inhab- 
itants of this island and its vicinity. Cormorants by thous- 
ands had taken up their abodes, in" kilter years, on the wide 
-helves in the adjoining crags: and on tlie top of the island 

was a patch ol il 
itants— numbering 
linn to these a- mat 
sea gull built their 
of birds of what 8] 
1 had amused rays 
frayed an incl 


! his 

,-rly lb. 

lace" si 
its Ion; 

of tin 


idicular. It is on Ibis slope that 

Near the top of the slope, 
on one of the shelves mentioned, is the "Upper firing 

Place;" midway between ibis and the lower part of the slope 

ailed "shags" bv the inliab- 
.eihaps six ,„■ seven hundred. In addi- 
y as hah a do/en different species Of 
ii>l.- about here iu summer, and flocks 
ucies I do not know inhabit ther; also. 
If picking oil' any cormorant that be 
over the laud in flying from 
.•a up lo his crag) or down again, or around to the 
cape, where a large community of his brethren 
nel the boldest peaks, overlooking the ocean, during 
ummer. 1 had also brought down a number of gulls, 
aallv the species locally known as the "tieklar.e," prop- 
ittiwake gull (/iW/ Iruktliiht*). This seehis i.. be 
lish creature, whose chief fault is its fatal cuiios- 
•rever the sportsman is firing I hero is the "tick- 
to be, wheeling and circling about in dozens, will, 
latc-colored back and pinions, and yellow legs 
ami luak. singing eternally, and lo confuse the strongest 
head, "Little too late," "Little too late." No parrot that 1 
have ever heard can articulate anything SO plainly asiau 
Ihe ■•ticklace" these words. The stranger standing among 
these. wild otags- might, if he were superstitious at all, and 
not knowing the cause, think that the myriad repetition of 
th,- w.nds "Little too late," in the air, and up ihe crag-. 
and down by Hie st a. were the wild words of mountain 
elves or some- Other genii dwelling in Ibis lonely and savage 
spOt. Prighten them with a gun-shot and they cry out 
"Little toi- hue:" lire at one — and miss it — and il cries out 
■ I.inle too late," so thai many a time I havesecn the sporta- put up bis gun. and as the garrulous bird cried "Little 
reply as ho fired aud brought, down the curious 
You're time enough." 

i digressing, not like Ihe author of Childe Haroldc, 
iu my story lo niorali/.e. but to state the many scenes 1 have 
.-c .n and which press iu upon me as 1 write, like old and 
dear acquaintances. When the captain reachedthe slope the 
-hots now ami again told him some one was there, aud he 
found me surrounded by several cormorants, three or four 
different speci's of gull—|hc "saddle back," (* nuir/iins) 
ihe arctic skau, (>>,;<■/>, .niuijiaragitmia) the "blue gull" or 
herring gull 1 think (l.<iru* anjuitntii*) and the "licklaee"— 
ami of lie- -ticklace'" variety nol Lees than twenty, a f.-v. 
"murrs" and "tinkers," making in all about lll'ly birds. 
The captain was astounded at my luck, aud then told me he 
warned to kill a lot of murrs to bring to St. Johns. I con- 
ducted him to the upper tiring place and told him to blaze 
away. The birds flew well, for a strong breeze blew front 
the northwest. The captaiu, indeed, did hegiu to blaze 
, iv. a\, but he s ( t oui a ith this fatal error. lie thought by 
filing blankly at the cloud of birds that, flew iu an unceas- 
ing sireani, possibly forty birds over his head at once, to- 
ward- iheisiand. that he couldn't miss hitting a bird or two. 
Indeed Iu- though! before he fired that he could perhaps lake 
down a half a dozen at a shot, and thought I saw a contemp- 
tuous smile on his lip when 1 said, "Captaiu, if you get one 

too bile. 


Hul I « 



[August 17, 1882. 

at a shot, you bring no discredit upon yourself as a sports- 
man." So, although he had fired hulf 'a, dozen shots, blank 
at the cloud of birds, not one did he get. I went over to 
Uim, and saw his gun go up for the Seventh time, and go oil'; 
and more than this I saw — 1 saw that the good captain shut 
two eves instead of one as he leveled his piece, but as he 
pulled tin- trigger lie opened both eves. I told him that 
either was a bad way to take aim. and he looked veryshecp- 
ish, and 1 likewise in a quiet tone, in which IkOre WW a sub- 
stratum of venotn, told bin again, "Captain, if you get one 
at a shot, you bring no discredit upon yourself as a sports- 
man 1" 1 was thru revenged for the sneer of contempt— as 1 
thought— which had preceded his failure. 

"Now," [said, "Captain, if you want to get birds, you 
will have to get: somebody to kill them for you. If you do 
not mind," said I, "I will lend my poor services." The cap- 
lain was a humbled man. and he said. "I will thank you to 
shoot me some." I said. "Then hand me over your ammuni- 
tion, since I would not mind Irving vour piece.'" I found the 
latter had the effect of making' mc miss two shots out of the 
firSt four, in consequence of being so much lighter than my 
own. I resumed my own gun again, and fired continuously 
till my head became numbed and I had to stop. During this 
time the poor captain had kept up a desultory lire, getting off 
about, twenty shots, but doing no execution further than 
striking a gull that was lazily Hying along-through the swift- 
winged "murrs." Of course lie did not tire at the gull, 
though when the poor creature with one lea' hanging awk- 
wardly down flew away, and lit with a llasli~in the sea, the 
captain by such muttering as "1 didn't kill him quite dead," 
and "I did not allow for the distance, it, was a long shot," 
and sundry other observations, endeavored to convince me 
that he did fire at the gull. I took no notice of him for some 
time but I said at last, "How is it that yon did not come to 
see the gull before you fired V You ought to tie careful 
always. You might us well have hit me as the gull had I 
been a little way distant from you. Don't fire with your eyes 
shut ; you don't" know what yon may strike." 

The captain reloaded in silence. "I will fire these two 
shots," he said, "and go." He did tire them, and I heard 
him mutter bitterly as his last barrel went o(T, "Devil a 
touch." and then forgetting his own failure and pique he 
came to congratulate me on what I had killed. My dog lay 
blinking before the pile of black and white birds, but keep- 
ing a jealous guard the While, and would only in sullen 
mood submit to the captain counting them. I' had about 
seventy "inurr.s", and in addition to these 1 handed over my 
miscellaneous pile which I had killed before the captain 
came, to the master of the coaster. Three of the captain's 
men had been lying up in the cross while the shooting Went 
on, and at a signal came ami look the birds upon their 
backs, each taking about thirty, which would make a load 
of nearly ninety pounds, the captain takina the remainder, 
As the weather was cool and the wind lair, the captain. I 
afterwards learned, got his birds to St. Johns quite fresh. 

A good dog is indispensable on the slope. The dog lies 
below where you take your position, and when you tire 
marks where the bird falls. Very often a wing only is 
broken, and without the dug the bird runs over a precipice. 
The first dog I ever took to the slope was impulsive, and 
blindly darted after a bird with a broken wing over the 
(•lift', and was lulled upon the rock below. My 'next dog I 
brought with me up and down the slopes and shelves, famil- 
iarizing him with the dangers to be avoided. 

The "murr" weighs about two auda-half or three pounds, 
and after being soaked twenty-four hours to take away the 
•strong" or fishy flavor, makes excellent pie. stew or soup: 
and when properly grilled or fried is delicious. From the 
time it makes its appearance about the 1st, of April, till 
June, it is the chief fresh meat found upon the tables of the 
coast fishermen, near the island, and is considered the dain- 
tiest of a dish on board the large fishing craft which come 
from distant points of the colony and anchor for the sea 
son's cod-fishing near the Cape. Like most other sea birds, 
its feathers are excellent, and the' fisherman who hits shot 
sea ducks around the coast I am describing, has always re- 
turned telling of the superior quality of the fishermen': 
feather beds. 

Towards the last of April, on an occasion not yet referred 
to, a party of sportsmen came from along distance. I with 
them, to have a few days' shooting on Bird Island Slope. 
Early in the forenoon, four in number, we arrived at the 
Bird Island. It was the first visit of the others, so the party 
was under my direction. When wo set out there was a nice 
fresh westerly breeze blowing, but it had fallen calm before 
we reached the island. One of the party was a young 
clergyman, just raw from Trinity College, Dublin. 
He had read of such things in books, but muttered as he 
stood within fifty paces of the island covered with its 
myriads, and heard the din of cries about us — so bewilder- 
ing that you could scarce hoar each other speak: 
* * * * "I might not this believe 
Without the sensible and true avouch 
Of mine own eyes." 

Though, locally, it is considered murder to fire from the 
mainland out upon the island, for there are hundreds of 
birds waddling about there always within range, yet we 
could not restrain the good clergyman. He fired out' into a 
thick bunch, hilling one bird and wounding several others. 
Then a "ticklaee," silly and curious as ever, circled and 
shook itself over our heads. His reverence wanted that bird 
so much "to stuff and take home." I fired and the silly 
thing fell at our feet. The clergyman was enraptured anil 
insisted on decorating our hats with the slate-colored 
feathers, as "trophies of our luck" I told him if we were 
to take feathers as "trophies of our luck" from all the birds 
I expected we would get before the party returned, I thought 
he would have nearly enough for a feather bed. 

We then passed over to the slope along a path about afoot 
wide only, and from which one blind step would precipitate 
you into 'the yawning chasm below. .No one speaks in pass- 
ing round this giddy path, and indeed the more timorous 
lake a roundabout way, nearly a mile, to reach the firing 
place. When wo got upon the slope there was not a. breath 
stirring, and the good clergyman again thought of his books 
and said it was a pity we had not "an Ariel to raise the 
storm" and send the birds now flying with easy motion in 
from the sea. I saw little hope for either a breeze or an 
Ariel to pipe us one, so I suggested another plan, Therefore 
we proceeded around the hills about two miles, then descend- 
ing a ragged cliff went to a Ashing station inhabited in the 
summer mouths. There we got a small boat, and, hoisting 
our sails, with the little breeze and the help of our ours made 
around for the island. 

But we had only reached the "Bill of the Cape" when it 
was certain that we could have had all the sport we wanted 

without going to the island at all. Flocks of sea birds of 

tweutv different names crossed us on the wing before and 
astern', and Hew over our beads. We look in our ours, and 
while myself and another prepared for shooting, the clergy- 
man and the other threw out their lines. The lines 
were scarce out when there, came a tug at each, enough 
almost to pull the unguarded fishermen overboard, and after 
some hard pulling) in which the skin of the unprotected 
hands of the two tyro fisherman suffered not a little, the 
clergyman hauled a" pair of fine cod to the surface, and the 
other' had a monster of the same species, niaii as large as the 
Clergyman's pair. 1 seized a gaff and hooked the three fish, 
directing the jubilant pair to go on and help themselves now, 
as we hail other work. Bang, baug, bang, spoke our two 
pieces, and two fine "shell birds" redbreasted merganser 
{Merffiu serpator) fell to leeward. I had killed one and 8. 
the cither, he having fired two barrels, missing one. The 
shots brought myriads of birds from their dreamy repose on 
the glassy sea, aiid they circled out arouud our' boat, and 
shoreward again, giving us opportunity for good shots almost 
as rapidly as" we could load and fire, 'When we put out the 
oars again to pull for the island, the clergyman and D. had 
taken about fifteen fine cod, and the former had likewise suc- 
ceeded in getting his hand badly torn by injudiciously thrust- 
ing it into the gaping mouth of a large cod lo take the hook 
out of its gill. The fish closed its mouth, and the result may 
be judged. I do not remember having heard the excruciat- 
ing pain of the hand subsequently bring forth psalms or 
anything of that class from the clergyman. 

We had got about fifteen birds, ' these being with two 
exceptions (which were murrs) sea ducks of various kinds. 
When we reached the false Cape Cove, the bight in Which 
Bird Island is situated, we again took the "spreads" out of 
our sails and prepared for several "beds" of "bottle-nose 
divers"— surf duck (PdvmMn pfrnyitcil/nl/i) — which were fish- 
ing all along in Ihc surf. We pulled in toward the bottom 
of the cove, where we got several .shots, procuring about a 
half dozen of the coveted divers, the other two flying their 
lines but falling to get anv cod. The preacher got a skulpin 
(one of the hateful rhvtnu'irnU), and he had to beat the abom- 
inable creature to jelly before he could get, it otf his book. 
While you try to get this creature off your hook you are in 
danger of sitting the horns that grow upon its back and 
head into your hands. 

Then we pulled up under the shadow of the Bird Island, 
its perpendicular walls rising far up into the blue, and ran 
our boat's prow upon the slanting rocky platform. Here 
where so many echoes were at work, sending back the 
screams of the' birds, it was impossible io hear each other 
speaking. All four began a general lire. The clergyman 
fired afa. pair of "tinkers" about sixty feet up the cliff, 
The "kick" ol' the gun bruised his shoulder terribly; and 
we all observed that, firing the slightest of charges blank 
against, the rocky wall Caused the gun to kick so fiercely as 
to make it necessary to desist firing in that direction. 

But this did not limit our shooting operations much, for 
the birds flew up to and down from the island and the sur- 
rounding crags and cliffs in clouds, keeping up a continuous 
roar, "Titrr-r-r, turr-r-r-r," rolling the letter r in a more ap- 
proved way than any Scotchman 1 have ever heard. Some 
of our birds fell upon the rock platform and some fell upon 
the water; and after we had fired there for about an hour, 
the number of birds lying at our feet and those floating 
along the cove was by no means uncomplimentary to our 
Skill as shots. S. did 'pretty fairly, gelling on on average a 
bird for every two shots, while 1). and the clergyman con- 
tributed between them only a gud and two sea pigeons; and 
thev wrangled for a long time as to who shot the gull, for 
both had shot, at it simultaneously as it sat upon a pinnacle 
of rock. 

There now appeared signs that a breeze of wind was com- 
ing up, and knowing the danger of an "in-wiud" to a small 
lioat like ours at this early season, we hurriedly picked up 
our floating birds and pulled— and a hard pull it "was against 
the tuerea-iiur wind and "lop" — around the cape, when we 
hoisted sail, having the wind on our beam, and steered for 
Briley Point. White-caps appeared before we reached the 
point*, and it took the steadiest skill to keep bur skiff from 
filling, it being necessary frequently to "bring her head to 
the .sea" to keep from being filled by wash over the quarter. 
As it was, we twice shipped water, once nearly filling. We 
had a bail-bucket, and the man of God assisted frantically 
with his hat. We were all tour sea-sick, I mav remark. 

* * * "The stonn grew loud apuee, 

1'he water-wraith was shrieking, 
And in the scowl of heaven each face 
Grew dark as we were sneaking. " 
W i? weathered Briley Point — and only that — and as our 
boat rounded in under the shoulder of the sheltering land, 
and we knew we were safe, and heard the angry turmoil of 
the billows outside, 1 could hear, in fancy, two' of our party 
who were Benedicts say, what Canada's gifted poet, Mr. 
Roberts, has since given its in poesy tind rhyme: 
"O'er the waste, warm reaches drives our prow sea-cleaving 
Past, the luring death, into the falling nights- 
Home ahull hold us yet and cease our wives from grieving, 
Safe from storm, and toil, and flame, and clanging fight," 
It, may be stated Unit the prime object, of the visit of the 
guillemot to the island is to lay its eggs and bring forth its 
young. The. eggs are laid on the bare rocks, tio attempt 
beina made at nest, building. When the tiedgelintr is about 
ten days old, its mother bears it on her back down from the 
dizzy heights into the sea: and I have sat many times upon 
the cliff, toward the last of June, almost suffocated by the 
stench arising from the guano on the island and the remains 
of fishes left there by the birds, and seen mothers leave the 
crags and shelves and the island top by hundreds, hearing 
their fledgelings upon their backs. When plumped into 
the water,' the little fellows swim briskly around, and wdiistic 
so vigorously that you might hear their slmlline; more than a 
mile distanti 

One spring morning, I have been told not many years 
ago, a, ship of war sailing from St. John's to one of the bays 
to capture two or three outlaws, before whom local authority 
had paled, slacked steam and stopped when off the Bird 
Island. Then there was a puff of smoke, and a loud boom, 
and the birds were seen rising from the island in thousands. 
The ship had in wantonness fired at the mass of birds, 
to be seen from her decks. The first shot missed, but a sec- 
ond and a third were fired, and eventually a bomb was 
thrown, but exploded and fell spluttering in the sea short of 
the island. If I am not mistaken, the tear sliip, I am told, 
was the gunboat Lily. 

it is t wenty years ago since the first foolhardy adventurer, 
a fisherman, climbed up the dangerous, part-sloping side of 

the island to the top. He killed numbers of birds with his 
climbing gaff, and then began his descent. A fourth of the 
way ,1 ;wn his heart failed Etrr and yielding his hold he fell 
a felly mass upon the rock below. 

Within the past few years the. experiment was repeated by 
a tar from a, war ship, who, heedless of the fate of his pre- 
decessor, climbed to the top. In his descent his courage 
lasted him well, but when a little over half the distance 
down he cried out that he could descend no further. And 
he began to make the re-ascent. But neither muscle nor nerve 
could long sustain such tension, and the poor fellow, cling- 
ing wildly at the ft ail mosses and grass, fell down crushed 
and dead— dead if he had had a hundred lives— upon the 
rocky platform. 

I learn from my brother, a frequent visitor to the island; 
that within the past two years the cormorant has increased 
ptodigiously, and has driven the guillemot almost entirely 
from the top of the island. The sport there, however, is 
undiminished, as the displaced "murrs" have betaken them- 
selves to the adjoining cliffs and crags. J. E. Coixres. 
Toronto, Canada. 


THERE come days in the life of any business man when 
the worries and perplexities of daily work seem almost 
unbearable, when he is sick of the treadmill walk, when he 
longs to throw from him the interests of his patrons, cus- 
tomers and clients and live for a, few blissful moments for 
himself alone. Take from him the possibility of doing this 
and you shorten his life and depreciate his usefulness. Any 
machine is better for rest, A razor cuts bettor from rest. 

This desire for rest is gratified in various ways; but there, 
is no moic natural or effective way, eveu for the non- 
sportiug man, than to merge for a time the artificial man 
into the natural: to sink civilized training in the instincts 
given us by our fathers, the savages, and rest for a little 
while near to nature's heart. 

Now. there are many men who long with a great longing 
for a few days' outing in the woods or on the streams, who 
suddenly become possessed to renew some of the innocent, 
pleasure's of their youth, but who are deterred by motives of 
economy, or by a "lack of the experience which would make 
them "handy" in goiug at. it. To these, for whom we have 
every sympathy, we beg leave to speak a few words. The 
trouble "is, we are too ambitious. We want to go to the 
Adirondacka, or the lakes, or the Boekies and the Yellow- 
stone country. The kind of a trip we want will cost from 
$50 to $500." and take a month of time. Now, this is fine, 
but not needful. Rest and enjoyment can be found closer 
at home. 

Suppose we have it arranged so that we can take two 
weeks in the middle of summer, and can afford £10 for the 
trip. Give us these data and we will assure you a pleasant 
time, no matter who you are or where you live. 

Associate with yourself three or four tried and true 
friends, like-minded with yourself to "have a trip." Be 
careful in your choice, for on this depends more than on all 
else. Now look around, all of you, and upon your honor 
declare if there is not within two hundred miles of you some 
lake, some mouutain, stream, or wood where you can pitch 
your canvas house, and hunt, and fish, and live, and rest. 
Now can not one of you get a team V And can not another 
fled some sort of a wagon J No need of a livery rig. It is 
utility, not style, we are after. Very well. Now. can you 
not. find a tent somewhere? Perhaps not. Well, an 8x11 
wall tent, of 10-otmce duck: can be laid down without 
poles or pins, 300 miles from Chicago, for $7.00 (for 1882). 
This will amply accommodate six persons, A 7x7 wedge 
tent will do for four, and will cost $5.00. Either tent, 
properly pitched, will stand any weather you will meet. 
If you get a wall-tent, practice till you get the proper dis- 
tance for your pins, then measure the distance out, on a tent 
pole ; and' when you set up your tent after that, lay off' your 
ground and drive all your pins the, first, thing; attach your 
corner ropes loosely.; put in your ridge-pole : put u man 
at each end of it and set, up 'the end-poles; tighten up the 
guys all round, and you have it done, the blankets unrolled, 
and are ready for supper in less than five minutes. 

Two guns will be enough for a party of five, and you 
ought to have one dog; Also fishing-tackle for two. " If 
you want a stove, dig a trench in the ground, put a flat- 
'topped arch of sheet-iron over it, and youhavc a stove good- 
enoughfor a king. Take five pounds of crackers. Oatmeal 
is also good, .cheap and handy for a camping trip. Your 
bread and butter you can get along the road; you are not 
going to the Yellowstone country, you know. Take some 
salt pork and plenty of sugar and coffee, A skillet will cost 
you nothing, a coffee pot no more, and tin plates and spoons 
are cheap. "Now hold up your right hand, every one of you, 
and under oath answer if you altogether have spent over $20. 
Very well. There is little more to spend. You will not 
need any camp cot. nor camp stool, and you might as well 
leave yo'ur cow and your piauo. You have what you need, 
and db not need an extra wagon to carry your traps, nor an 
extra man to do your cooking. 

Now. suppose you live in the middle of the prairie, State 
of Iowa, for instance, where the midsummer sun blazes 
hot and fierce, and the long, dry reaches of unprotected 
ground would seem to offer the least possible attractions to 
pleasure seekers. Even here you can have a pleasant, trip. 
If you don't believe it, we will tell you of one of several we 
have made there ourselves, being no better equipped than as 
we have described. 

The "chicken" season of '81 opened hot and dry: and as 
we started out for a trip to one of the so-called wall lakes of 
Central Iowa, our friends assured us we should roast. But 
out on the road the August breeze seemed all at once refresh- 
ing. The breath we breathed was all our own, the time we 
spent we did not count by the hour, and life again seemed 
worth the. living. 

The first night, out it rained. The rain was wet. Our 
trusty old tent sprung a leak; water stood in pools upon the 
blankets, and trickled in streams through our beds of straw. 
In the morning the Professor wanted to go home. He said he 
was going to die, and wanted to perish in the bosom of his 
family. We built a fire, hung him over a rail, and dried 
him out. A little later I saw him with an expression of 
wonder on his face, carefully feeling himself all over. Said 
he: "Heretofore no one could have persuaded me that so 
much moisture could be absorbed by the human tissues 
without producing serious complications. Yet I experience 
no ill effects. Hurrah! I'm prouder of myself than I was 
when I took the valedictory!" And he jumped up and be- 
gan to harness a mule. He was a cured man. We passed 
on our way under the overhanging willow hedges ot Storey 

AtiGrsT 17, 1882.] 



county. At noon we would halt and unsling the "grub- 
box."' and the Judge would make. Ike coffee. No matter 
how hot the weather, we had coffee three times a day. 

The Judge was famous for his coffee. He would build 
the tiniest," hottest rive, and in less than no time have the 
water boilinc; then he put in a. double handful of coffee, set 
it, back, andfoithwith there arose a delicious fragrance, and 
with a musical gurele the little Mack sheet-iron coffee pot 
announced itself "Ail readv!" Cod bless thee, little coffee 
pot! Foul fall the hand would mar the symmetry! Across 
the plains in '(it, through the Gunnison country in 'SO, along 

, a wooded stream, by many a ready lake in Iowa has 

thy voice murmured sympathy, A woman would despise 
thee; a hired girl would* crush thee: but we tired men adore 
(lice, and agaUl exclaim, "All hail!" 

We usually traveled about thirty joa'fes a day. though on 
the level prairies we could have made fifty, We were in no 
hurry, and found as much pleasure in gypsyiug along the 
roadside as in the more exciting sport of hunting and fishing. 
Toe gentle Iowa scenery was soothing and restful. 

At night we would select some high, and breezy point for 
our camp, being too wise to camp near the streams, where 
mosquitoes, malaria and much oppressiveness do abouad. 
While one tended to the team, another brought wood and 
water and helped with the lent and bedding, while two were 
detailed to ■ 'get something for supper." Old Rex, noblest 
of a noble strain of setters, could right easily in that coun- 
try tind a covey Of "chickens." and enough were soon se- 
cured for all our needs. We never killed a bird we did not. 
eat, and allowed just one bird per meal to each man. That 
made fifteen a day: we could easily have killed a hundred. 
lhave often left a covey in the grass after bagging what I 

Then at night about the camp-tire the Judge would tell us 
of the Sioux massacre at Spirit Lake in '57, or of deer hunt- 
ing in New York, or of fishing in the South, or would QUdge 
Ned and ask him if he remembered his first night out on the 
skunk bottoms, when he thought the big owl was a wolf. 1 
remember that night, myself. We did not foresee in the blue- 
eyed six-year old who "wanted to go home." the self-reliant 
youth who before he was twenty, would foot it across the 
range from Leadville. shoot deer in the Rockies, and in his 
lonely camp never be frightened by the panther's scream. 
Steady as a veteran, modest as a girl, dead shot, expert fish 
errmu'i. perfect horseman, with a heart us big as all out-doors 
and a politeness that is not of the house. Tell me it is wast- 
ing time to camp out ! 

fan I ever forget those da>sV < 'an i ever forget the even- 
ing when the Judge and 1 threw down our game-bags (tell it 
not in Gath! his was full of half-grown teal), and went down 
to the lake-shore to watch the "old gentleman" plav the big 
pike Which rose to the spoon from below the lily-pads'. Do 
we not often caich thai pike again? And wdl we not some 
time catch his mate': Ay. dad we will. (J od willing. And 
you, men of toils and weariness, will you not come with us, 
and be strengthened so thai you will go back to work rejoie 
ing as :i strong man to run a raee J 

The old heathen god could not be killed while his feet 
were on the ground, which means that, Mother Mature is 
kind to those: Who bring their troubles to her — which means 
that it will pay .you to go. 

And lest, we be aceused of digression from our original 
topic, let us add that for the eight days out on this trip, our 
expenses, above those to which we have alluded as prelimi- 
nary, amounted for each man to just 55 cents. And this is 
true. ' E. Hou«n. 


FOR these latitudes the summer has been all that could be 
desired. Some few days of the tegular 180 degrees in 
the. shade have smiled on us, but they have been compara- 
tively few and far between. Though no rain storms of two 
days' or move duration have visited us, yet we have had plen- 
tiful showers and all nature is as green" as early spring. The 
water courses have, suffered somewhat, hut not enough to 
cause embarrassment to man, bird or fish. A year ago all 
nature was wrinkled and parched, whole broods of young 
quail perished for want of water near their nestings. " Now 
Bob W. smirks and smile.-, lie has increased and multi- 
plied. Hook forward to a good season of tine sport when 
the glorious November and December days come, when, 
after the covey is well scattered, the birds tie like stones on 
the hillsides, in the old fields and in the pine woods. Hie 
on, Rex, old chap, go steady and got the wire edge off. Now 
to your single work for which you are famous. There you 
are, glaring at that bunch of brier and brown grass, and 
The merry tail for once is still 
And something wrinkles the sunny face. 

Simsstssm — quarterer to the left mayhap, and echoing the 
whir of busy wings, the 12-bore cracks, three dram's of 
good powder" and one ounce of No. 8 or 10 have stopped 
those industrious wings. He pitches down to earth an inert 
mass. Steady Rex, fetch! Behold now that face which a 
moment since" wore so solemn appearance, beaming with joy, 
and that tail may fly off into space if he continues to wag 
at that rate. The bird is laid in my hand, not a feather 
ruffled. Rex, if J coidd always do as well as you, my work 
will be well done surely. 

Oh what a calamity to see a dog break shot and then cha: 
or lind the dead bird and "chaw it, up,"his master the men: 
time yelling until his face looks like- a boiled lobster, and his 
throat feels like a first -class Rothery ra.sp. And ye! there be 
men. and I know them well, and they, having the gait, and 
accent of men and Christians, pride themselves on their dogs, 
shooting and field performances generally, call themselves 
sportsmen, do this thing, blame the poor dog always, and 
stand there with smoking gun, and blank-blank, blanketv- 
btank that, blank dog. My real pride in and tor such menf?) 
can be measured by my affection tor a, hand organ or my 
delight in the young man who serenades his sweetheart; next 
door at 11. P, St. with an accordeou. In the latter case my 
charity is not as big as a. cove oyster, and some these you 
know "would rattle in a hollow watermelon seed. 

Steadily and slowly the appreciation for good dogs, nod 
the desire to know how to train them right, is making its 
way. Mr. A. R. He.yward is the pioneer in thy. kennel busi- 
ness in these parts. 'No better stock anywhere than owned 
bj him. J have sent to his kennel for a young dog to be 
worked this season. 

Not many weeks and we will be stalking the turkey, "or 
a scat(criu'"of urn with that little y a Her dog." Soon'there- 
after, ensconced in the blind, we can gobble them up. Now 
is it not. a beautiful and even a thrilling sight when the first 
turkey steps in the arena'? And if it be a big gobbler — oh, 
lor'! see. his stately neck and bead, as poised on one foot he 

nazes suspiciously around. Now dou't wink your eve even, 
— he will sec it, aiid "put." A low, soft, very soft call has 
brought him within forty yards; the Damascus tube speaks: 
put — put, here, there, yonder, flashes. Teports, smoke, as the 
breech-loaders do their' work. We did not. see I .hose birds — 
only one? Thunder! the whole gang were here. Glorious 
sport. Nothing like it, save quail, snipe, woodcock and 
grouse shooting. Friends and brethren, it's all good, as poor 
Tom Moore said of rye, corn, potato and apple whisky; he 
could not choose, he would taste the whole thing, and there 

I have pa 

ted in 

all sh 

loting but. 


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Dick rBLiiER. 

GraSitevtlle, S. C, August, 1883. 


1M1EKE are about twenty-five sportsmen upon the island, 
mostly hailing from 'Baltimore and Virginia. It has 
been very warm, and to those enthusiastic Nimrods who 
have sat 'for five hours in the blinding glare of an August 
sun waiting for birds to circle around the decoys, they ought 
to know what hot weather means. In such a sun the mer- 
cury must, bubble and the glass become mailable, and cer- 
tainly the gnu barrel gets so hot that one has to use a, hand- 
kerchief when clasping it. and there seems a positive clanger 
in the premature explosion of the cartridge by the hot barrels. 

Well, about the luck, the islanders say it's "middling," but 
the truth is it is a failure, and there are but few birds; the 
willet. curlew and yellow legs are not one-fourth what they 
were iu years past. For example, a dozen sportsmen go out, 
and the bag will average as follows: One will have twenty 
birds, five will have ten. four will have a half dozen apiece, 
and one will not have tired oil' his gun. and each one waiting 
over his decoys half the day. 

Thinking that the incessant fusilade around Cobb's Island 
had driven off the birds from this immediate vicinity, I in 
company with Mr. Sauford Spady aud Captain George Hop- 
kins, of the coast guard, both good men and tine, went over 
to Cape Charles or Smith Island, as it is called, about twenty 
miles from here, where there has been no shooting this sum- 
mer and we had the whole field to om'selves, aucf the result 
was that we did not get thirty birds. They are scarce, very 
scarce, and what the reason is 1 cannot tell unless it. is the 
deadly powers of the breech-loader that is thinning them out 

Mr.'Goffigrm, the keeper of the lighthouse, reports but few 

This much 1 can say about Smith's island. If the birds 
are as plentiful as the mosquitoes, there would be the finest 
bird shooting in the world. Talk about Jersey mosquitoes, 
why they can't hold a candle to their Cape Charles relatives, 
who are 'as large as humming birds and have feathers in their 
tails. Bite! 1 should think" so. They can reach the meat 
through thick corduroy breeches, Captain Hitchings had 
two pair of Boyton's india-rubber suits hanging in the station 
house, and the mosquitoes, thinking there was a man inside, 
literally perforated them, and the inspectors condemned them 
the other day as being utterly unfit for wear. They have to 
rub the house pigs with pennyroyal oil every evening to keep 
them from being" eaten up aiive. and dare not shear the sheep 
for fear of the same fate. 

Common netting is no protection, but iron wire is used in- 
stead, and in the night time the noise of their teeth against, 
this netting sounds like the knawing of thousands of rats. 
and, by the way, there isn't a rodent on the island: the mos- 
quitoes have eaten them all up. They come out so heavy 
some evenings that all hands on the. island climb to the top 
of the light house for protection, and manage to fight the 
night through. 

Mosquitoes! Well, send your enemy to Cape Charles for 
summer shooting, and then'remember"him in your prayers. 

Cobb's Island, Vn., Aug. 8, 1S82, 

W00.DCOCK about Rochesteii. — Mr. Edmund Redmond 
reports in his Journal that "our daily contemporaries, in 
reporting that the season opened badly for woodcock shoot- 
ing, were quite wide of the mark, for the truth is that several 
parties had rather better sport than usual. Some ground 
that in previous seasons contained a good supply of wood- 
cock, was found barren, but the cause was the prevailing 
drouth; and where sufficient moisture was found, with other 
necessary conditions, there the brownies were congregated 
and in good condition. The. knowing ones who went "pros- 
pecting before the first of the month, and knew Whore game 
was located, had no trouble in filling their bags. The largest 
number shot that we have heard of fell to Sect Hartman "and 
William Wallace, who bagged thirty-six. They found the 
birds in marshy ground near the lake shore in Parma. 
Abraham Geis and Louis Schulte knocked down twenty- 
nine; Ray Felt and George H.Jones brought in nineteen; 
Thomas and John Morris picked up seventeen; II. 11. Cong- 
don got twelve: 1. H. Andrews and friends shot thirteen: a 
party of Frankfort, men Ml nine, and John Bejsseager 
bagged six. Doubtless other shbOtferS were more or less suc- 
cessful, hut the above cases are enough to prove that Ihe 
opening day was by no means a failure.'' 

Trxas GAME Notes. — Indiunolu, Texas. August 8. — The 
weather in this section has been very dry and hot this sum- 
mer up to the last few days, since wuieh time we hayc had 
Tine rains, filling the ponds and putting the prairie in fine 
condition for birds, of which there are an unusual quantity, 
both quail and prairie chickens. The game 1 
revised this year, and the seaso: 
gust 1, and for quail Septemf 
than on previous years, and so : 
pretty fairly observed, except ii 
advised of the change in the lai 
a short trip up the railroad to the town of! 
miles from here, leaving at noon, hunted a little in the 
ing on arrival and next morning, arriving home next day at 
11:30 A. M., and got in all thirty rim ■■'"chickens, lhave 
hunted over the same, ground many times in years gone by, 
and 1 have never seen as many quail (all very large coveys), 
in fact they are innumerable." Fapabnttes, 'since the rain, 
are beginning to arrive, and when tlw wen i her gets cooler 
sport will be splendid. — G. A 

chickens on Au- 

ier 1, a month later for both 

'ar as 1 have seen has been 

l places where they were not 

A friend and myself took 



EiJiUir or. Fori st ond Strewn: 

1 declar to goodness it is purfekly astonishin the. nog of 
strangers in this place; to meennybow. 'f I never had bin 
beer befour 1 woodu't, be surprised at, being surprised, but I 
have you kno, and I air. I wur hecr quite frequent hefour 
the war, and knoed quite a .passel ov peeped. War is they 
now? Ekker answers, war? Blame my skin f yore paper 
ain't, the. only frenly face 1 has seen EM&day— exeep some 
strange ladys: but let that paws. 

Yesterday war powerful hot. I went to a large church, 
and heerd "a prechur say his "hart panted "tin: water 
brooks" (put that, in with them lit.lcl dots). I simperthised 
with him, you bet ! 1 farly pusspired for mn, I thort ov 
sum I knoed, cold, cleer, shady, full of fish: an I wur hoinc- 
sjek to the quick, but 1 cant, go there, not till 1 git thru bein 
a wittness fur sellin 

Sav! I like them 
soshobul roun a cam 
powerful, but ov cm 
woeid be a, strange f. 
lugen woiiet who thort that all the hi 
kort. an tho biggest aud fattest meat 

it bare. Nothin' is more 
They peals to the feclins 
•u; 'f they wus this wirl 
I reckon." 1 knowed a 
:est fish, whats never 
hats never shot, wer 

saved up by providence for the other side ov sundown. 
May be it isso. Nobody ever catches nur shoots the biggest 
he sees in this wirl, not even the lyars can do this. 

Er, Ca 7.ADOB. 
(Who lives at Los Angeles ur tharabouts when he's at home.) 
At Sax Francisco, Month ov August. 

Nicw York Association.— The following circular has 
been sent out by Mr. Sage: "The New York Association for 
the Protection of Fisli and Game. Buffalo, August, 1882. 
My Dear Sir: At. the recent convention of the above associa- 
tion at Niagara Falls, a special committee of five was ap- 
pointed to revise the game laws of the State and endeavor 
to secure the enactment of a simple, efficient and sensible 
bill at the session of the next Legislature. You are request- 
ed to rewler such assistance as may bein your power and 
to that end fill up the iuclosed blank, aud return it at au 
early -dale to the chairman, Abel Crook, 03 Nassau street. 
New York city. Please consult the. practical sportsmen of 
your vicinity and urge your local clubs to take action in the 
present movement. A copy of the proposed lav, will be 
mailed to each correspondent before its presentation to the 
Legislature Yours truly, John B. Sage, Recording secre- 
tary." "Expressions of opinion are invited on the following 
points: "Periods for killing game and catching fish. 1. 
Doer generally? 2. Deer hounding? 3, Deer jacking or 
floating? -!. Ducks, geese, or brant? p. Should use of swivel 
or punt gun be allowed? 0. Should floating battery be al- 
lowed? 7. Should sailing for wild fowl be allowed? 8; 
Quail? 9. Hare or rabbit? lb. Woodcock? II. Squirrels? 
12. Grouse or partridge? 13. Should snares be allowed? 
14. What other birds should he protected and what provi- 
sions are recommended? 15. Speckled trout? lti. Califor- 
nia trout? 17. Salmon trout or lake trout? 18. Black bass? 
19. What other fish, should he protected? What protection 
is needed? 20. Should size or weight, of any fish be limited 
— i* so what, should be limit? 21. When" should nets be 
allowed, and what should be size of mesh when measured 
from knot to knot, on the square? 22. What waters in the 
county need special mention, and what exceptional legisla- 
tion is desired? 23. What penalty should be imposed for 
unlawful killing or possession of birds, game or fish? 34. 
What penalty should be imposed for unlawful use of nets? 
2u. What protective officers' are necessary? 26. How should 
they be selected aud for what term of office.? 27, How 
should thery be compensated and what should be the amount 
thereof? 28. What power of legislation should be con- 
ferred upon boards of" supervsors? 20. Suggest ions generally?" 

Philadelphia Notes. — Shore birds are showing them- 
selves ou Die New jersey coast in considerable numbers. A 
flight of short-billed curlers appeared at Little Egg tla.rbnr 
last week and took up their quarters on the extensive mea- 
dows in the neighborhood of "Little Sheepshead." The 
ponds in the vicinity being low on account of the dry 
weather, afforded good feeding grounds. Willows are plenti- 
ful all along the coast, but (he greater part of them appear 
to have passed south of Great Egg Harbor and have taken up 
their quarters between Corscn'sVud the inlet below it. This 
I learn from the fishing parties veturning from the coast. 
Brown backs began to come the first of the month and con- 
tinue to appear in fresh quantities. The flocks are numer- 
ous but not large, and seem to be covering a greater period of 
time in their coming than for several seasons. This is owing 
to the late variable, and cold spring we had and the bile de- 
parture of the birds for the North. We expect a good crop 
of seed this year and consequently a corresponding quantity 
of rail. We had but. few reed birds last season. I am told 
bv residents of Lehighton, Pa., that the good effect of plant- 
ing sixty pair of quail iu that neighborhood is showing its- 
self. Many broods have been found this summer and great 
care has bein observed by the farmers when mowing their 
wheat not to disturb the" nests found in the fields. Your 
correspondent can speak from personal knowledge of this 
sportsmanlike, action of those who shoot at. Lehighton, Pa. 
Every year fifty to one hundred pair of birds are let, out by 
these gentlemen. — Homo. 

IIoboken, N. J.. Aug. 7,— The Forest and Stream Sport 
ing Club, of Hoboken, N". J., was organized June 2, its ob- 
ject being the enforcement of the State laws for the protec- 
tion of game and fish and the encouragement of gentlemanly 
sport. The following officers were elected: President, Chas. 
F. Hahf; Vice-President, Oscar W. Jaeger: Secretary, A. 
Fuller Munroe: Treasurer, Robert, H. Alberts, Jr.; Captain. 
OscarR. Clans. 

Chatham, Cape Cod, Aug. 13.— Not many birds yd. 
but the. early stragglers arc killed daily by the dozen only and 
are quite fat. Bhietish not very plenty. ' Five of us caught 
43 yesterday, quite large, running from 8 to 1 Dibs., cauglit 
inside of an hour. All' empty as 'a drum save one, which 
contained a herring over seven inches long, as well as a quan 
titv of small bait.— F. H. S. 

Iowa Gaaib.— The following is a copy of letter received 
from a friend in Osage, Iowa: "Chickens are more plenti- 
ful than for five years past, with quail in almost every 
acre, of stubble. If you can come here next month I promise 
you better shooting than you ever saw in this State. "— S. D. B , 

Maryland. — Gaithersburgh. Montgomery County. Have 
not been able to find a woodcock around here, nor have we 
seen a sign of quail. Seven batteries of regiment encamped 
here for summer.— 8 



[August 17. 1883. 

No Show- Brm>6 Vi.t.— Quoguc. L. I.. An.!:. 12.— "Very 
low beach birds have as yet made their appearance along 
the Long Island slum-. The shooting is combed almost en- toting plover, wiili a very tew phtiugploYerandsaufler- 
lings. We"do not hope for nn'y shobtfhg until after the next. 
heavystorm. when the birds may be expected reappear in 
goodly muribsrs. One or two smajf huijche-s of brnni birds 
ba-ve been seen, hut no large birds, — B. 

Q-EQiQiA,— BtiinbridgB, AuguKl &.— Quail a« plentiiul 
Info-year In truth the counttyis full or them. One ean- 
n. ii travel in any direction without encountering "Bob 
White," his active little mate and her cunning young 
flock. The weather this year has heeu highly favorable to 
their propagation, and large small-grain wops have furnished 
ample food. The young arc now nearly large enough in 
shoot— 0. G. G. 


Eititor Forest and Streams 
i bbw in tin' 1' ami Stream b f< w daya n 

ulii -:■:•.. uMi of Wliili- Kiv-r. r.-itln-r w>yi, !li..-y ..■-. Hi- ..illy Uiinvs 

$en nnd $uw fishing. 

( ii'i.s Seasons, — ■Sue toMe of opBr\ matins for ijamt cm&jMh 

in isxiirtif .In hi go. 


Lajte ii'.im. Criltivomcr namau- Eikfe (N. Y. pickerel), JBsax lucitix 

rush. Piel.-e.ivl, *:*.«; rrlirnlntiif. 

s,.,..-.v,-t .,,.-■... , v,\,„„,/. |'ik,..|,..r.-li .Wall-v.-.l j.ik-vi sti- 

•o spe- 


sympathy with Gtae orVa-ion ah 
who has no real, bonesl love Fo 
fish alone than With Such— their 
The wanderer a-fli Id, whatever 1 
tracting influences, and "boon," 
must the angler's comrades be ■ 
■lothe (,,r,.." Looking back on 

and now: 

nee, /'.'so.c ,1'ih.lii.,-. 

«il'l".-«ir"()llV. N.'jli -''jl.-l 

■ n l.i-.iiilil'ullitlri-i.f l.lew.-Ilin 

,1 ii... r.iilii-r .-. li.-l II II.- is 

ii..ii. .ii the dog show, vruen 

..ill- |... inter. .H.I I...I IllHe any 
. sh- llO ! lots Of. mill; .in.) helps 
siN. mi. I ih.-v :n-. :iil taken. We 

■ in.' lots at JTOUne iin.iils. nn. I 
jr me. 1 Can BhOOt ln^ twelve- 
or me, nnd lie is coini; In k-i -i 

nnls. nn.l li.e.-h nut:;, iin.l mii.I .v. -will hiii." lei- -i' -|Hpt. ! 
this fall, CiiAta.iK Vni xii riiiiynii." .1 1 . >. 

COB.twra, Niks.. Ana. 1, 1882. 

§m\$ gin <glicker t w,v. 

" That reminds inc.'' 

OX Buna til Inlet, in Brili-h Coluiiihi:.. dwells one.lOg 
-in- camp boss; known far and wide by the Dame •■! 

Lev. Ilri-ii hunter nl' some impurbince. and .. liili snul of 
more than ordinary skill. One rainy day Lev took his gun 
and sallied forth for u deer hunt but was overtaken IVj dark 
uess, m bile ■> long waj from the camp 1 ? and Forced i.. rem dh 
in the woods all night, i >n si aniiitm id-, pockets befound 
he was without matches. The logging crew blew horns, 
tired guns, etc., to guide him home, but without avail. 
M.uimij returned, and Ley made bis way home ju-l as lb; 
:r. u wen- turning out for breakfast." Humrrv. we l and 
tired, be sai down in front of tin- big camp lire." rested Iji'a 
face on his hands, his hands on his knees., looked vacantly 
;ii the blaze, and for about ten minutes appeared lo-l in con- 
templation. He then spoke, "Roys, did you ever hear of a 
person makings lire by ruDbmg two sticks togethi rV" 

"Oh, ves." replied several, "easy enough to Up, Common 
thing," etc., etc. 

Lev waited patiently till they all got through, and then 
exclaimed. "It may be easy enmtLrh tn do. and perhaps has 
been dune, but I'll" he eati-ii alivi- if ev r anybody did it in 

.me night." Mowrrcn. 

Sew Wr.sniiNMiai. British ('nliiinliia. 

s, OenlropriHea utitirlui. 
hags, Rooam tenenius, 
lerob, Mo] rim <«»< rivann. 

I |...|-{ri-. .s'l, „„(•„,. i,.: ..) 

in- lilnelillsli, Taut \gt 

i ..r tttj'lor, i'..«ie'..i.:i'.^ 

sh or RquetiiK'"'. Gj/nvs- 

SAI.T WATr.l!. 

•s.- ,',.- ■ . ,.,..;. •;.... ear .'i.u ■-..- 

si (.: ii.-.". t !.•.■; i.-./.e: jiroba 


Kiie;llsh or llcrl.. .'./. ..'/• fWlW "< 
Spanish ma. 1;-.. .. OijbiHm vtttm- 

_ Thi.s table is . general. For special 
States si-.- table nl < 'pen Reasons in issue of -luly 'JO. 

H..\v in youth I use.! to s;.iil .|> e. ii.- glens, ovei o hundre I lies 
ery hills: tm« leaped my heart I" lie- llein.l.-r ot the will 
r.iil..,i, tost, the dim, shftlloiv lb •• id triiisic, tBemiug wlihsw 

-iinniin-. -.ip.-rslii .iia.-. :.v lif.-. in--' beauteous to behold, 

every HOfl. alighting of the deceptive line. Oliristpplit r Varih. 

g .alius lo mind, and ■ 
upon a.- 11 written In 



nil pastimes 



Gen. H. lives in Kentucky. He is a whole-souled sports- 
man. Duck-shootin"; is his forte, or was before he bad so 
much avoirdupois, lie wboots a heavy gun, and rejoices in 
the roar of five drams of powder. He went to Florida some 
years since to help a friend out of a legal scrape, and right 
royally he helped him. (The General has hob-nobbed 
with Coke and Blackstone.) Well, his friend, Dr. M.. who 
is as beautiful a shot as I ever saw or expect b> see. and our 
hero had been oul in search of game, and were on their way 
home behind an old sorrel mare" a first-class case of balk on 
the slightest provocation. They were riding iu a buckboard, 
in which were sundry quail and accoutrements. Joe, the 
pointer, ranged at his own sweet will. The quartet were 
within a mile of home. Justin front was a stream 
that headed in a bay to the right of the road. Suddenly ilu- 
General ejaculated," "Hold on, Doc.. Joe's got 'em!" And 
sure enough off to the right the old dog was on a dead stand. 

They got down, put in shells, and leaving the old mare in 
the road walked around behind the dog. lacing the team. 

"Look oul where you shoot now," said Doc. 

The General retorted with a sort of contemptuous snort 
as who should say, ■•That caution is entirely unnecessary, 

They kicked the. quail up, which sailed almost directly lor 
the team. Bang, went one barrel of the Dougall; ban-. Went 
the other. Away went the birds; away went the shot and 
struck the old mare, patiently waiting on the road, and as a 
direct sequence, away she went, scattering impedimenta 
along the way recklessly, her tail living vigorously, 

"Wheal" B'jouted the General. "What's the matter with 
tin- wench. Doc. '!" 

But Doc, who knew what the matter was. was already mi 
Hie wing. Down the road and into the creek went the old 
mare and her pursuer, while the water flew, for the stream 
was knee-deep and fifteen or twenty yards wide. The stern 
chose was not a very long chase thai, time, and in a little. 
while back came Doc. grinning. The General was awaiting 
him in the road. 

•What tickles you so? What made her light, out in that 
reprehensible manner?" 

"Well, I guess you'd light out, too, if you had your hide 
full of No. 8 shot," answered Dsc, shading. 

"Don't tell me I shot that mare. It's no such Ihing." 

Quoth Doc. : "Just pass your hand along the mare's side 
and your eye over the harness." 

The Geueral approached cautiously, the mare eyeing him 
suspiciously. After a satisfactory examination, which I 
never considered wholly necessary, said the General: "Doc, 
if you ever breathe this to a single soul I'll skin you. sure." 

Doc still wears his cuticle. B. 


[Our camp fires are kindled all along the line. Last week 
it was Xew Hampshire and Texas: this week, British Co- 
lumbia and Florida.] 

"Of all tin- sports o 
Which happen i 

With angling r 

Thai ever emi .- 

"Tlirniiu'li meadows, by a river. 

i- ... in place to place tte foftln, 
Antt when we are iiw \in 

u •■ ;.-.. a jogging mime. 

•■At night wt- take a - 'night eap, d 
\x.- prattle, lm K a and sin-: 
We drink n health nnt.i mil- I'ri.-iuK 
A bumper to die Kin^." 

0\ I. •! the characteristics of angling i- its b 
EelloWship, and iln-iv is a mystic bond ■>! union and 
mutual inuri -i between tin- disi ipi.'-s or Walton to be found 
among no oilier class of sportsmen, The trie- spirit of 

.'iili : . r.-Tu aiiLd-.-r may be made b, fostering, .-are and api fol- 
:: inh example, the difference between the "noa- 
cittvr" and the "fit"— like the poet's fire— may be casllj dis- 
tinguished, 'I'h. line angler is a lover of ids < rati and of 
all things thereto pertaining, lie must be a keen observer 
of nature to I"- successful, and looking her so often, and 

SO iairlv. in the face, he bears npiin his own a "coniitci teit 
presentment" of her beauties and her peace. 

What, in Ihe realm of nature, is more peaceful than a 
green meadow through which a dear stream glides? I 
know no more contemplative .-cue and to all anglers some 
such holds a cherished place in the memory. 

To such an one let us go. with rod in hand and creel on 
hip, and trv a few "deeps,." o'l-rshadowed by alders, and 
with just swirl enough to give a life-like energy to the fly 
we may c-asi thereon. Father Walton— God rest "his snul!— 
would 'have gloried in this stretch of gently brawling 
just deep enough, just wide enough, and just clear enough 
to make it a pleasant and perfect liaum for brook trout and 
the brook trout fKher. It Is a typical trout stream, as yet 
in virgin purity, and far from Ihe noxious overflows from 
factories and civilization. To see it is gladsome: to walk 
by it and to think of its possibilities in trout-rife is a rest- 
ful pleasure: but to fish it is it joy the deft, tly-fisher alone 
can know or appreciate! 

Willi past experience as a guide I advise you lo try a 
sober-colored fly and to be wary in casting; the water is so 
clear and the day so bright "that utmost precaution is a 
situ ijini nun to measurable success. Vour finest tackle may 
be used here, and I prefer, alway and everywhere, the 
lincst tackle thai [s warrantable, Whatever I fish for. Ah! 
that was a tine rise, and had you struck less nervously you 
might have landed a goodly fish. Try agajn and be cool — 

the crises of his craft, or victory will never perch upon his 
rod. This time, my friend, you have life securely fastened 
lo your leader, and you shall be left in peace lo laud the fish 
while I go yonder and try my luck. An hour hence we will 
meet, compare our creels, and take such refreshment as may 
be al hand. Meanwhile, if we kill few fish, we can 
feast our eyes and cast the demons of unrest and care from 
our hearts', 

•Milky Ijine around me grazing, 
Woolly lloeks OSi yonder hills, 
Join their notes with mine in praisiug 
Him whoso hand all creatures fills. ' 

How pretty looks a goodly trout, fresh from the stream, 
outstretched upon a daisy-dappled meadow, after a sturdy 
light with steady nerve and staunch tackle! A few brace 
enhance the loveliness of Ihe sight, however, and behold! 
prone at our feel they lie. Here are no "ftngerlings," but 
honest-sized fish, arid in good condition for the table and 
palate of the most exacting epicure. 

Seven brace of trout to our two rods and of an average 
weight of three-quarters of a pound to the fish ought to sat- 
isfy any one, not a butcher; and as we go "a-jogging home," 
we will talk of our modest sport and anticipate more to 
come. It is not the heaviest creel 1 tint represents the great- 
est sport, nor, in trout-fishing, is quantity to be balanced 
against quality, A few good runs and a few good fish are 
to be preferred! rather than indifferent gaminess and whole- 
sale slaughter of small and ill-conditioned fish. 

The hest of fishing, however, may be spoiled by an un- 
congenial companiou — one who is "out of sorts" and not in 

-Vale of bliss, what joy to wandei 
Where thy glittering waters flow: 
Here e'en (luilt. in peace may ponder, 
Here Despair furic-i hiswoe, 1 ' 

0..W. R 


IN' Hi- months of April ;ind Mav one can enjoy on the 
easteoast of Florida the combined pleasUTCi Of batting 
and fishing. 

The air i-; vvaiin. Ilu- -nn is bright, and Ihe 'icean waves 
break clear and green, al a l.-cnr -t.-n <iv>- o1 all! Ill - v-'i't five 

,. ■,■, on a ••■<■■ rad auooth beiti h of bard snntl. Oro 

^OnJrHs^flrafoi M 

t..|... tin- boy G cz, and [, itnxl rlrop flown toward ihe 

irtlel with the tide. 

We beach nnr -!;ilT in ,i sti!! ... -award 

rtensivc sand lull ivhii h ii. inside I 

This region often miffcrs a sea change in ih • great i vd" 1 "'- 

ic.l toxins io that- what wa« dry land bral year may ho eU 

feet, under water this, but a wide margin umaiii 

n-ni and be one- in Mny Ih- breed it;-: grOUlit) bt many 

spcciesoi water' liirdg. Plovers, will, i -. cyst, r cmI-cIiots, 
marsh hen-, -uli-. ■ =. 1 1 ! I .. sandej'linga, etc., lav their e-g.s in a 
shallow cavity ih the sand, leaving them to be batched by 

111- h-:ll nl Ill-sun. Til- COlor Of Ihes-ijg. -•■i lilIK h rc- 

Bambles that of thesand. that ii takes a practiced eye lo di.- 
tin-iiisii them, This i- the protective system of nature, 
which aBsiirdlatee all wild creatm pi r back' 

ground— the tawny linn to the desert sand, and the -potted 
panther to the withered leaves of t.hfl thicket, 

• The sharp eyes of young Gnmez, led him straight Xb the 
n-sls. and lie soon has a basket full of egge;aOmfl tube 
blown, some tO be eaten. 

mil ■' sea oysters; i 01 l;l--. ark !>• lis ■ 

pyrnlas, elc. not of its, but 

brighter than those o! more Kortberti Nhorei Aftera torm, 

• in II. nl' a papi r naiililus ai sometimes found In-ie. but 

from the delicacy "f the shell usually are somewhat damaged. 

• found containing fhe animal, a species of buttle 

or octopus. Dr. Stirapaon, who tudied Ihosc jliells, stales 

tiiai those of the nest coast of Florida have a crtore tropical 

s these.-: nut: ■■■ - bore to lay 
l: the -r.-i-n turtles and the 
: all ... from u uicb in- tortoise 
Ka.-b nest "id coBtaln from 
ol those ot a In n. Inn to u cider" 
i like parchment. The people 
season in greai part 

in the-sand at nig] 
loggerheads, some bawlre' bill 

l-.'O lo bio . sg-s, alniut the size 
iu form, and » ith a tough ski: 
who live near the beaoh subi 

on t urile eggs, as do ihe bears 

They furnish a rich and wholesome fund, and can I 
cooked in carious ways. 

Do you see that mast slicking out of lln sanfl? It be 
longed to a fine steamer that cam- ashore here four years 
ago in the night. All hands wen- -a\-ii. a'.-o the furniture 
and stores of the ship: she had no car-o. beinc; bound to 
Mexico in ballast. .Many othi r wrt Cks have ofcuvred hi Of 
this inlet, whi.-h has 3 dang, rous bar. wilhout a lighthouse; 
and the channel shifts so often that only a person living in 
sight of the inlet can safely act as pilot. 

Along the shore, about 100 feet outside low water mark, 
runs a slough or depression in the beach where the water 
is four or live feet deep at low tide. 1 have Observed the 

baps caused in hoth cases hj shon current* lb re we often 
find the bass or redfi.-h 68 C-dl). salt water 

trout ((/</"-.- "'"- '..',•■''■■■ i-.illi. and civ.-illi {Tr.'r/ii/uot'/s nir- 
oUmm Gill) feeding on the molluaka oul. of ili- reach of 
sharks, which do not often veniun: so near shore. 11 may 
seem pedantic to use these scientific nanus, but as all these 
fishes are called by various names from Virginia to Florida, 
it can hardly be avoided. 

Bartolo wades in with his cast net, and with a few casts 
gets a couple of dozen four-once mullets for bait. Each of 
these cut squarely across makes three or four bait. Bartolo 
uses a heavy baud-line, with four ounces of lead and a cod 
hook, the usual tackle of a Florida fisherman, who swings 
the sinker round his head and casts as far as possible sea- 
ward. When he hooks a fish, he gives it very little play, 
but hauls it ashore by main strength. If the fish is very 
large and strong, the hook or line often parts and the fish is 
lost. Compared with playing a heavy fish with Ugb1 tackle, 
this process is rude and inartistic, but more fish are taken in 
a given time, probably. An agreeable writer in Foilest 
ai?d Stream describes "this method as practiced by him at 
the mouth of the St. "John's River, where he makes heavy 
catches of bass. Every one to his tasle— to me one thirty- 
pound bass taken with rod and reel is worth a wagon load 
hauled out <■:• I 1 use I he bamboo rod, and multiply- 
ing reel carrying 100 yards of culiyhnnk line, and hook of 
same pattern. One ounce of lead is enough tor casting from 
the reelin still water. In a heavy current iwo or tin 
is ii-ci ssary. 

Bartolo "has hitched a bass, which be drags ashore 
promptly, a six-pounder. I hook one from the same school. 
but larger. 1 1 runs up and down the slough, taking 6irf 
forty yards of line. Then I turn it and recover ihe Ine— 
this' for about ton minutes, before the bass surrenders and is 
towed to the shore, exhausted. Eight pounds is its -,-. eight. 

Bui what ails Gomez? who seems to be going to ■ 
ged by a big fish. His father hastens lo tin: assistance of the 
hoy and a lively contest ensues, ending in landing a twenty- 
five pound bass after a struggle of fifteen minutes length. 
Then I capture three of iivepounds each, and Bartolo hauls 
out a six-pound saltwater trout, a beautiful rflvery-sided 
fish with black spots, similar in appearance to the lake trout 
of Northern New York, save thai il wants Ihe adipose Bn 
which distinguishes the Salmonidm. 1 now hook a strong 
fighting fish, different rather in its play from a bass; like 
that it makes long runs, but also bores to the bottom like a 
sbeepshead. 1 1 conies ashore at last and proves In be a sea 

Arteri»T 17, 1888k! 



catfl»h (-drfoptt ■,,.'/,.,// uili). :i Dandsbme fish, with game 
qualities, which abounds in these waters in April and May. 

weight flboul sixpounds. li is covort'd with b diaagr tie 

slime, and i- armea wifb sharp and barbed Spines on tin- pee 
I oral litis, so that i! is dangerous to handle; the 8psh' is white 
and linn. and in the absenceof belter lisli would be eaten', ilo 
doubt. Shark- are very fond ot them, bin reject (In- upper 

Now liarlolo hooks :i shark, which cuts oil his hook. 

and as 'v. s (T the . i f > t- - : i i fins of several others In the surf, we 
change our ground and go to i ii<- wreck where Ihc tides; have 
worn a deep hole in the sand, 

ih if we find h school of eavalli, which give as fine sport. 
This is Din' of riic most acttve and vigorous flshos-to these 
waters, ttis vary "Voracious and will take almost any bait, 
eitheroi thasurfuee or bottom. 1 have taken them, with a 
spoon, and nave beard o1 their being killod with a fly. They 
arc taken in these Waters from one to twelve pounds in 
weight. As a food Sab thev an- by no means equal to the 
pompano which they much resomble in appearanco, being 
rather coarse and oily. We got ton from that school about 
a la' i :>■■ they could bo pulled ashore; averages weight three 



a- verv pie is:uit fishing, wading to the waist ill the 

n gulf water, ■ 


"That 19 the first tin 
lish: are those ponies j 

' I Ik v ir. uid tie-, 
low me when I am usi 

"Where do vou keei 

"Thev live on the 

fresh Water sometimes, 
and efften use her to bl 


ponies eating 'hen. 

irtolo, that I ever saw a horse eat 

■Say loud Of 1ish. and often fol- 
ii t so as to gel my mullets." 

i and come up to the house for 
? broken the mare to the saddle. 
Dine turtle eggs." S. C. C. 


AS the date lixed for vacation approached 1 In^ year, the 
Undersigned, like main' another of vonr readers, as I 
doubt, not. found himself tii he awean 'ot the lished-oul 
fishing "resorts" within a hundred mile's or so of this me 
tropolis. The memory of the 7x!) lakes, crowded with 
boats, and of the uqtela infested w ith the Cheeky and extor- 
tionate ' unide, " v ho sold, you hail today forwhieh you had 
paid him twice its value yesterday, smoked vour 'i-ars and 
drank your paregoric, returning the favoi by doing as little 
rowing as possible, volunteering contemptuous criticism of 
your methods of angling, hinting at the prodigal liberality 
of his last employer, and Instructing yon when to go home 

—made me resolve to forswear these deiigbls and pass mv 
play-time this year beyond the borders of the States. 

And bo (the friend who had agreed in accompany me hav- 
ing been prevented from so doin.'j i)\ illness in his family) I 
withdrew my nose from the business grindstone, bundled 
up my rods, packed my frnnk and tackle-box and started on 
my lonely way to Kingston, Ontario, where I was met by a 

■ Battorsoa, on Uiughbotsoagh Lake, which point 

was reached after a drive of Bixteen miles. 

Regard for ('uth compels me to say ju-f here that Batter- 

i by no means resembles 
of theplain."oranv othei 
prominent characteristic . 
not hesitate to indorse th- 
an a'-lheli.-.talldpoint. lip 

in their hearing, and cheei 
lage to beauty. Uui there 

hotel, and ihc eiiv.eiis ai 
while for the undeniable u 
tion tenfold is 
few hundred v 
ihc lake. I can make no b 
than that of the passage Ert 
wooded shores, islends in 
mansions — from "Grillin'.-.' 
but a few Square yards - U 
and not one of th. m disfigt 
nightmare in the shape' t 
with which many a 'show 
with summer hotels, can bl 

beauty is developed at evei 

nooks apparently designed 

rocky heights ci 

the comparatively narrow 

unbroken stretch. -. ... - 

In short, L 

a ra\ as ev 

eaqno, and 

Hut t ■' 


•t Auburn, lovelies 

a of which lovclin 
•I. its c.mdid inluihi 


let eompensa- 
ig paddled a 
imerges upon 
■ the contrast 
adist Well 
hap.-, and di 
those covering 
r. cold water, 


hand, in ! 

velve full 

iboiil 3 P 

. M.), 416 

1 -p-elcs. 

I used the 


■ "spoon" 

,'il-d l:l\ i 

alch. as 1 

a shovel. 

nag oarsn 

um (aged 

gle three-] 

..under. I 

ion, cut ha 

1 struck a 

dies— and 

after net- 

■s-ion. all 

,'iiiiin ten 

doubt, gave way to hesitating bejlef. No other light rod 
had been used 'there within their knowledge, and their ideas 
of the nature, of tin artificial lly were of the vaguest. "Yank- 
ing" a cedar ••pole." and band-over-hand hauling with a 
spoon-hook, arc considered good enough treatment there for 
the ''coming game fish of America;" and even a gentleman 
from Kingston who came up for a day's "sport'' fell himself 
instilled iii chaffing me lor taking but twenty-three ^in my 
lly u bile ho was jerking thirly two into his boat U) main 
strength before they had recovered from their astonishment 
at the prickly nature of the glittering morsel they had al- 
tcup'.cd to swallow. 

"Pike" (OUT pickerel, OS 1 believe) are scarce, I am glad 
to say. though they are reported to abound in some oilier 
lakes in the vieiuilv. of which there are many. Round 
Lake, full of large-mouth bass (which for some occult rea- 
son will seldom bite), is but two miles distant, its waters 
clear a-- . tvs! a I and presenting a curious app. ai ance as 
viewed from its high banks, h v reason of long bars of while 
clay projecting from the shores; Dog, Cranberry, .Mud 
(where isn't there a Mud lake?) and Sloat's lakes are nbf 
far off; but- Loughborough. 22 miles in lenuth. is easily the 
queen of all, both as regards beaulv and the abundance and 
quality of fish. 1 hesitate to question anvof Dr. Ilenshail's 
,.!■■■„ t [,,, i r.i statements, hull uiu-t say that it did tot take 
me long to discover the difference between the fierce and 
Struggles of the small-ninulh bass and the com- 
paia',ivelv..lui:-ish resisiancc of his larL-e-monlhed brother; 
and it isceilainlv a fact that in these water- the -amei|uali 
ties Of the former are far superior to those of the latter. 

The cosl of travel to Battarsea fn.m New York is from $10 

to .-si:;, and expenses while there are light enOUgll l.> make 
one almost ashamed of spending so little on a holiday excur- 
sion. One piece of advice 1 will venture' Upon: don't go 

alone. Vcirods' how I did yearuand vawn for a eonioanion 
in my sport; and how 1 bored myself after dark until w. I 
come slumber overtook me! And in conclusion 1 will further 
advise: if you must carry a flask of cough drops for vour 
stomach's ache, don't let it drop in the creek; and if you take 
with vou h valued and rather valuable licit! trlass, the bottom 
of the lake is a bad place to leave it in case y..u want to use 
it at the opera next winter. To conclude some more, Alex. 
Van Alstine. of Battersea. will give all further needed parti- 
culars on application, as will also, if desired. 
Kew Yokk, Aiiscust, 1S82. TlM "i hit I. .l\Ml-.s. 

gladened the eyes of a searcher for the pietur- 
weii worth visiting for Cliat reason alone. 
llie fist? 

TI....'sso ; 1 forgol l o remember to whom T was talking, 
though I am sure thai io all Inn- aBglett Hi.- lovely scenes 
among which thev practice their art furnish no small part 
of its iHifrhts. "Well, I don't esteem nryself worthy of a 
place in the front rank of lly-nshermen. "bul even 1 made 
scores of which an expert need not have been ashamed; and 
I didn't •lish for Count" either, but. piously returned all fish 
noi fatally injured, and that were under three-quarters of a 
pound in weight, 

The wind was < v.iv day uii.i ually high for the season, so 
that for some entire days and ^portions of others durinsr my 
siav the swell was too heavy lor comfortable fishing. 'Nev- 
ertheless, fell to my incxperiei 
days' fishing (resting from noon ut 

fly atone -castiie;' and trollimr — -cor 
with which 1 could doubtless have 
certainly could have done with 
Btanding in the boat while inv agin 

76) was killing and disposing of a 
made a cast of twenty fen. and in 
p dr of twins— one on each of my 
liiiii llicm look two Other pails ill 

minutes. Trolling over tjm same ground a day or two af- 

tei'wai'.is I captured eleven within twenty minutes — five 
pairs and an odd one. Judge, Ihen, what a. 'pracliccl angler 
rmgbt have done. 

li is pi-oi. ibly n.e.iless for me to -ay that Loughborough 
is not a fishing •'■..-on." Beforo waiting my line [-was 
obliged, to assure -.< number of anxious inquirers that my 
fragile iulit bambon was not intended for catching bait, and 
that 1 did not calculate that the finst bass I encountered 

would reduce it Io splinters; bu! it wa- not until I had re 
turned with a goodly heap of tish with my rod intact, and 
ii,\ Statements had been ..•oulu-tiK.d b\ the oarsman, that 


I'SN'T it, after all, much the same with the practical tinnier 
as with ihc old girl who kissfid the cow— a mere matter 
of taste'.' We undeigraduales of t lit" backwoods who tire 
not "up to snuff" in the various departments and improve- 
ments, and whose mipeeuniosity precludes frequent excur- 
sions beyond wur native neighborhoods, derive an immense 
amount of pleasure and solace from t