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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 19, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas IFT X3EEE ON A MAN-OF-WAB. i|:^W THE JOLLY SAILOR BOY PASSES HIS TIME AT SEA. 9M1 Boutin* ttntj and Short l*nve of , Ab�*nee-lit* Mn�t IIo Silent nnd Sitb-�n�MlTO Alwayi-A Man to Whom tho Ship la KrorjXhltiff-HJr, Halt It*. Landsmen imagine n sailor's life a very jptauapt one, particularly attoard of n man-yrhoro thero are, an they express it, �Q many to do the Jlttlo work required to lie dona. Because they go aboard n wnr-hip while In port and sec tho Bailors ;.lounging Around tho decks, or engaged in 'Tariona pursuit* for their own benefit or �musoment, they get tho Idea into their - toeads thtit all in thu world n sailor litis to do la to "kill time" In the manner most amusing or beneficial to himself. How -mistaken these worthy people m-e in their �fttimnteof what comprises the duties of a "bine jacket" while on shipboardl On the whole a Bailor's life is not a very unviable one, when wo take Into consideration the fact of his being a slave In tho cnild sense of the word. He Is not allowed , *0 express his opinions on anything deemed msubject that comes within thu limit of ' naval authority. He must often suffer un-eampluiningly an Injustice to himself, us v�von a murmur might complicate matters and tend to make things disagreeable for litta. If ho wishes to go ashore ho must i "diibce attendance" on the executive of- :� tfcer, or the privilege of going will be denied . him. Should a parent, brother, sister or ^rtlfe, if Itu haw one, bo in need of money bo fens the greatest or dlflieultles in procuring it, ill tho ugh It is his own. For a man whose mind is in keeping with itA surroundings-whose thought* never � Grander beyond a cable's length-whose ideas of a life of freedom are rather ob-Mured, the navy i.s the place. Hut for a - tana who la ambitions to become something more than the servant of servants, and whose energy impels "onward and up ward" with un irresistible force, it is not. � . . ItUUTIKR OF PIULU Tho routine of drills which requires some time to perforin, may l� interesting to > some, nnd for the benefit of those who may not know it I shall enumerate its various '.. branches; The manual of anus, which is \ drill with rifles, how to handle, load and fire with precision and celerity being iu-duded; revolver drill, single sticks, the parries, thrusts, guanls used in broad-' �word fencing being taught, and great gun i i drill, which nobody cares to participate in; | alsoRail drill, which consists of bending : and unbending sails, clewing up, reeling . And furling'. Light spar drill, sending up and down topgallant mid royal yards and topgallant yards. Heavy Jipar drill, sending up or down topsail and lowering yards ai.d topmasts. . .Boat drill, manning uud arming boats; drill under sail, under oars. Abandoning hip,on in casoof her sinking or being consumed by fire. Clearing sldp for action, which consists of stripping ship to lower masts, hoisting out and lowering all bouts preparatory to towing them astern. Making-a barricade of hammocks as a protection for sharpshooters; casting loose all guus, thu crew providing the.mselveri with everything necessary- battle axes, eut-lasses, revolvers, etc. Life boat drill: gen--V eral quarters; lire quarters. GOOP kations always. Considering these things us trivial a sailor may bo considered as being treated fairly "well on hoard a man-of-war. His health is '� looked after with great concern by the officers, he ht not required to work in rain, '/severe heat or cold if it may be avoided. Great care is taken that lie shall have . plenty of good warm clothing, which must always bo kept clean and well aired. Tho food is of the second U:st quality obtainable, anil when prepared is such as few .would deem unpalatable, its ouly fault btingnBcarcity rather than a surfeit, which ';� . la to be regretted, us sailors are blessed with a good uppetlto. There are some men who would I b willing to yield up the ghost ware they deprived of the privilege of treading the decks of a muti-of-wai1. She is t hdr home, wife, children, kindred-everything in the world to them. Nor is it to be wondered At, hi nee they have uover worked a day on land in the whole course of their lives, and .have never known a home (beyond their Ship. There is a man in the United States navy today who baa been a "blue jacket1 fur upward of sixty years. Admiral Porter And he were boya together in the service. Though the winters of nearly three-quarters of a century have come and gone since his birth, he is as hale and as active today as many a man whoso sum total of ;yearsdoes not exceed thirty. He- bei'ig the oldest man iu the service, and hnv* performed more than otic heroic deed du. fog the Mexican, Seminole and civil wars, for he participated in all three-is allowed great privileges, and may eumn and go wbc-ue.vcr bo pleases. He has not n relative living in the world that lio knows of. lie has always been, as he oppresses it. "a bird alone." II not more than PJ year.-, old when he ;eutered the navy, and a man-of-war has , been his home ever since. He is now a shipped boatswain's male, and his pay ';S4nounta to between S-tfaud $50 per month He has been most severely wounded in two pr three engagements, as the scars still visible are testimony, and they are of no : delicate description, either, but quite the reverse. After supper and until "pipe dowu' (9 o'clock) is tho time for joltiticatinn of all sorts aboard a man-of-war. In fact this is the only time the tars may call their own. And they use it to advantage In entertain (ogaod amusing themselves. There can be seen three or four groups singing as -many different songs at one lime, each tar exerting his vocal powers to the best of his ability. Others may lw sceu thronging Around some old, woatherbeutcn son of .Neptune, listening to his recital of things ; ijmt have never occurred. .V '.-To a merchantman a war ship is certainly 'jprercrahle, but to Imagine life ubonrd one a U all sunshine Is a mlstnko indeed. There ! sm duties na well as pleasures, ami tin fortunately the dutltsareiu the ouiiorlty-| ^ duties which must be performed by the ~ sailor no matter how distasuful they are to htm, and as he is ouly a slave, why should ik: hit not obey the commands of his master?-il>3ostoa Transcript. ' � Mcvol fltsnefK A.OOtoI stencil is now employed tor puv p^g^WnK on Jttrge leuertog on railway cars. ^!'>i^^Ph� opou spaces are covered with brass r 's.-.-WflW uettins of ulx>ut one-eighth Uic] .''.'jvJMsh. A short, stiif brush is used, with ;'which ilie workmuu beats tlra stencil iu-j/'rAieaU of nibbing it, and so gets a good ,-W...*0dy of thick white lead upon thu car. > This tatter*uk Is said to keep bright much ��.�'Jonger tlmii that put on with the ordinary i pique waistcoats, 139 collars, 'M silk cravats and 'JO colored tlesl There was nothing small about Benson's way of doing business. When th* Jubilee IMunger entered a tailor's or q haberdashery he took everything for which ho ennld get cmlit. The swath he cut was a wide one, if it was not long. It is said that in one afternoon alone, at tho time he was at, perihelion, Uenzon purchased clothing amounting in the aggregate to $.1,000. He iiMil to 1 toast that he would not wear tho same suit of clothes twice. What n dash this delectable creature would have cut in tiirtbuml-Eugene lTield in Chicago News. At TIE SUMMER DANCE. 4T 16 A PLACE WHERE MAN'S IMPORTANCE IS RECOGNIZED. as oojy a gi^ridiattier can, no was occnr Bionaily punctilious to availing degree about his studiw- The Bom an'e conception of e Co dies was rather Greek, and at that they Knggostod a penchant for tho fiotu* O��ervatlon� Upon its Hnntors by * Young1 Woman Who Apparently flm ll��n Tl�er�-11 sK Grown Boy� nnd Csllotv YontliK In Great Demand. This Is tho age of woman's triumph. She has demoustrntcd her ability to administer fuuetious of honor hitherto relegated to man's dominion with dignity and sagacity. It is safe to predicate from her attitude that the comli.y; woman will rule tho nations while tho awning man rocks the cradle, and to proplKsy from her success that the nations will Ire governed riioro wisely and the cradle swayed loss scientifically thou at pres.�'�t. But notwithstanding all this there Is one place where the serpter has not departed from Israel, where man rules triumph-ant in nil Id* prl'itlne superiority, where the smallest boy out of kilts and in trousers is at a higher premium than tho fairest, widest lady in the laud, who might, with her beauty* put Vcuus to the blush, and with her knowledge cover senior wranglers with confusion. And this place where old traditions nro restored and man Is acknowledged master is at the summer hotel dance. The sweetest kind cf i\ woman's woman, who is full of love and sympathy for her sex, to whom girls delight in confessing their secrets and women contldu their sorrows, linds little profit or pleasure in daue-ing with a woman. AltLS IN DEMAND. There is something solemn in the atmosphere of the summer dance, something pathetic in tho air of feigned and hysterical hilarity among the women who wabhlo round tho hall in pain, like mechanical tops when thu spring is broken or the works need mending. Thrice blessed the woman who has husband whom she can coax out of tenuis A llnrlat in � Strung* Tort. Quiet and still seems everything on our ship, for an awful presence has come on board during the night and has taken shape there, under the drooping canopy of tings amidships, in the cofllned form of."tho dead sergeant, 'A-ft-11 hands bury tho u,wd!" the solemn call of the boatswain sounds through tho ship. Quietly and in respectful silence tho -!W assembles, the officers grouped to starboard, and, as the chaplain reads the sfui-plo \.:rvlce, rough faces soften and heads are bowed in reverential awe. Tho Iwarers lift the coffin, the marine guard present arms and the body is gently lowered over the side into the cutter lying there to receive it, while officers and crew take their places in the boats, and a little procession-captain's pennant, ship's and boats' colors at half mast-starts for ti;e land, there to lay the poor fellow to r�st in . n little white vailed fnclosnro on a bltflifc j-^boes and into pumps, out of the smoking on the harbor side, and where, gono before I rtri5n' "lto tUt! bal'room. �-*� *�> dida* Architectural Iron Work a specialty, fcnginea, Bte&m Fumps and �di Glasses Mr.ohlneiy Repaired, Batiaiactlon guarnnteedj 01?e me a call. Office and Works. South HutcliinRon. Telephone i8f> Inter tho boy rame homo pretty early, remark to the inspectors and the match An Aristocratle Cat. I'rinco I-iddiu is a wonderful cat. He 1 the property of Mins Cordon, the author-but has been loaned by her to Mrs. Unltert L. Stuart, the wife of a ten times lilliouaire, at wIioho inat^niuVent icst deuce, at Sixty-eighth street and fifth avenue, Prime Laddie is now an honored guest. I.addio weighs twenty-four pounds, and is as bi|j as a good sized doj_'- He sleeps in Mr. Stuart's handsome picture gallery, nnd is said to be quite a ennuni.* HCtir. NotMiHf la too good for him, and champagne and truffles aro lrin steady diet. Laddle'a mother and father are Chicago people, ami belong to Kcv. Mrs. Clinton Locke, president of the ladies' fortnightly club, of that city. Mins Corson is also the owner of Vashti, once the property of Mary Booth, the au-. jp's colony of work people :.s grown in fourteen years .-i.ion of tt.OUO toJM.nuo. The 'M-jitcd the inhahiiiuiu u ith a birge plot of ground and the bricks required in build a town hail and a second church uud vicarage, tho colony having quite execided the original nc.-oinmodft-tion. Oiifi More tiiitoriuuni.3ftc, r.v.d the burdock. as.OoS flhurftitied ill* Cart Jutft hi Tlra a, A Hridgtou peddler is now congratulating hlmsidfun tin; dullness of trade. He sayB ho had his cart shortened to correspond with tho citrtnihueut of business, and the other day in trying to drive over a street crossing a train was bucked up so that it jiwt grazed the rear of his cart. Had the extra inches been ou it, bo asks, where would 1 havu beenf-Brldgton (Mass.) Ncwm. THURMAN |Th� ADMIHE3 PUGILISM. The Futul Ring. I was told a singular tale of a ring while on a recent visit to a Pari morgue. For nearly 100 years a certain family of working peoplo iu Paris havo ended their lives by suicide. From father to son, fii�m mother to datjghter, has been,handed a plain gold ring, and on the finger of each of these suicides has been found this trinket. It lias been called the fatal ring, and only last year it made its appearance on the finger of young man-the last of the race. Tho ring was buried with the corpse. The cupidity of not even the most grasping body finder conld be tempted to the possession of this ominous golden circlet, Vanity Fair. A Gorman Wamau'i Knitting;. If I were asked to present in one word the characteristics; of the German women I should employ the word "knitting-work." A drive through the German country on Sunday afternoon reveals own of women sitting on benches in front of the cottages knitting. The men drink beer and cultivate idleness while the women knit. Children of 10 years also sit iu the doorways and knit. -Cor. Lewiston Journal Memorable Saying* of Great Men, Vigorous and terse phrases that com' prise "the whole story in a tew words' take a strong hold of tho public fancy, and are long remembered and quoted. Jackson's "I take the respomdbillty;" David Crockett's "Be sure you are right-then go nhead;" Clay's "No north, no south-nothing but my country!" and "I would rather be right than be president;" Webster's "Where shall 1 go?" and "Union and liberty, now ami forever, one and in-eparahle;" Patrick Henry's "Give mo liberty or give mo death;" John Adams* Sink or swim, survive or perish," aud many other forcible or odd sayings of our �cmarkable men, utrered years ago, are as fresh in the memories of the people as if they had but just been �pokeu. Gen. Grant's "I propose to move immediately on your works," and "I propose to fight it out on this line It it takes all summer," possess similar elements of immortality, not to mention his famous "corked in a bottle" simile as applied to tho Army of the James.-New York Ledger J. W. Kanaga & Co., Are Blw&yi in the lead with & full lino of StaoSs and Fancv Grocerie We keep the bei* M�nd� of Flow. Com Meal, Oat Flake*, and Graham, always pure and seet A ooniplete line of. Uncolored Green and Black Teas! From the cheapest Tea Swrt to the finest Imperial, Gunpowder, Baaket Japt and Black Teaa, SUGARS, ALL GRADES! CANNED GOODS, STANDARD BRANDS? i. fine aaaoitment of the celebrated Monarch Brands of old Government Java, Arabian Mocha and the still more celebrated Chase and Sanborn com bination of Mocha and Java in two pound can*, Finest Cofiea In the world. Queens ware, - Glassware - and - Stoneware/ ilaveland China, Tine Lamps, Lamp Fixtures, Pierson and Redwing Pottery. Thanking our patrons, one and all, for past f avoro, we Bhall to the Deal of out ability, by honest and fair dealing, by Jual weights and full measure, strive to raoriJ the continued favor of all. Telophone 78. J. W. KANAGA & CO., 96 W MAIN 19 and 21 East Sherman Street, DOES A GENERAL 10 B PRINTI Book Making No State's Land. Island No. 74, on the Mississippi, has an owner, but belongs to no state, county or townslip. From a paper read before the Engineers' club of this city it appears that according to tbe enactment whereby the states of Arkansas and Mississippi were created, the river boundary of the former extends to mid-stream, that of the latter to mld'Channel. Herein is the difllcttlty. A dissipated freshet turned the currant against tbe Mississippi bank, and shifted the former position of mid-channel many rods to the eastward, so that the fortunate or unfortunate owner found his possessions beyond both the mid-river point of Arkansas and tbe mid-channel line of Mississippi. Philadelphia Ledger. Old Horn un tn Ecatustut Over 01s Qruiitfacm'* Apparent TroweM- Lee Thurmun, a grandson of the "Old Roman," playsd center tield for Columbus during the exhibitions at Now ark aud ZancHville, He is a member of the University of Virginia team. It was always Allen Q. Thurman*fl ambition to two hia grandson an Al ath-ard though he worshiped the hoy A "Tunb" Incident' A young man woe one evening a visitor at the aquarium, and nicely balanced himself upon tho edge of the Inclosure that surrounds the seal tank to watch tho performances that were going ou. His coat tails bung over the water in the tank, and one of the seals, spying \vhat it supposed to be something good thus temptingly thrust before it, caught hold of it, and pulling brought thu coat nnd its occupant into the water. Immediately there was heard a scream from the ladies present, mingled with a cry from the men of "Man overboard," when several assistants rushed to the tank, and after several moments succeeded in rescuing the unfortunate gentleman from his novel though perilous situation. Upon regaining hia feet he expressed himself more pleased at escaping from the vicinity of so much wuler thau from the teeth of the seals. Hp.