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Title: Breeder and sportsman

Identifier: breedersportsma351899sanf

Year: 1882 (1880s)


Subjects: Horses

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Muekrat Joe, Tall Anloine loved a French-four danceâ That's a handsome fellow's chance; Big Pierre Latour can show them bow Through forest land to bold the plough, And Old Man Gadois' log dugout Comes home at night half full of trout; But Muskrat Joe, round-backed and small, You think he is no good at all. At him no brown girl snaps her eye; When strong men work he's sitting by, Bad as fireweeds in the oats- Till muskrata get their winter coats; Then, when inlet banks are white With mist that's frozen overnight, The teal ducks fly before the bow Of Muskrat Joe's light trapping scow, And in his shanty, tier on tier, Are pelts to beep him through the year, go Joe the trapper, small and bent, Is a man of weight in the settlement. âFrancis Sterne Palmer. to attempt to get concerted action from all quarters. Is this not praiseworthy rather than deserving of criticism calculated to belittle the work? Again you are misinformed when you say that a speaker at our last meeting advocated that Solano county ought to prohibit the taking of game out of the county. Hn will notice that newspaper reports are not always reliable, as your issue above referred to plainly demonstrates, You are not quoting facts when you say that ODe gentleman started a little boomlet in favor of the adoption of the game law submitted to the last Legislature! What was said was by way of suggesting that we proceed the same as was doae a few years ago in calling a meetine of delegates from the different county protective associations at which meeting the proper appeal might be formulated to present to the Governor asking him to appoint a certain number delegates at large, also ask him to request the Board of Supervisors of each county to appoint so many more as delegates to a convention to be called in the future, at which time and place these would be tbe proper persons to organize a State Game Protective Association. Can the editor of the Bhebdee and Sportsman suggest anything more businesslike than this plan? I am morally ceriaiu that the editor of the Breeder and Sportsman will be welcome at this called meeting. I am equally as certain that any suggestions from him would be received in tbe proper spirit. On behalf of Santa Clara countv sportsmen I would ask that the Breeder and Sportsman be just with all organizations of this kind, remembering that we are the friends ot sporting publi- cations and look to them for encouragement as they look to us for patronage. Truly yours, A. M. Barker. P. S.âIf you will kindly publish this in your next issue, it will set us right, and I hope after reading this yon will not feel called upon to criticise us for what we haven't done. The subject of night shoot- ing was overlooked and will be included in our next. We must not ask the Supervisors to make new ordinances every month. B. CARTRIDGE AND SHELL. Tbe opinion of the District Attorney of Lob AngeleB has been submitted to interested partieB to tbe effect that quail killed in Los ADgeles county cannot be sold at any time, and quail killed outside the county can only be sold during tbe month of December. The Hollieter Gun Clnb held their annual meeting last week at the office of Dr. B. F. Bonnell of Hollister, and the following cfficers were elected for the ensuing year : Presi- dent, T- W. Hawkins; Secretary, Thos. Murphy; Treasurer, Fred Hamilton; Captain, N. D. Hall; Directors, J. R Grubh, Wm- Hieby and Dr. Bonnell. The club has leased the grounds of E A. Sawyer in 8an Felipe as a shooting preserve. To-morrow the members propose to have a mud hen contest for {.supper. The supervisors of Santa Barbara county have adopted an ordinance protecting eagles and several varieties of sea birds. We are pleased to note that the pioneer county movement in this State has been inaugurated for the protection of a royal bird which is rapidly becoming rarer each year. Many in- dividaale when opportunity offers ruthlessly kill eagles, hawks, owls and other varieties of so called birds of prey which have been under the ban of Buperetitionand ignorance from time immemorial. Tbe few quail and chickens killed are paid for a hundred fold in the destruction of field ver- min. As a "ratter'' an owl will discount any cat that ever existed. One cf the best bags of ducks recorded for some time past waB made in this city by Prof. James Markland and Presi- dent John Lemmer on Thursday morning at the Chutes. The large pond in the resort enclosure had been generously baited for several weeks past and has been resorted to as a feeding ground by the flcks of ducks who make'Stow lake their resting place. Eliza's husband was sent out to the Park before daylight Thursday morning and started ihe birds away a little before tbe usual breakfast fight. One hunter was ensconced in Weyler's glass house, which made a very comfortable blind, the other shooter was posted oppo- site. The first lot of birds were unmolested, particularly the mallardsâthen they commenced to pilch in cane, sprig, widgeon, mallards and teal. Tbe euns commenced to pop, frequently the shooters had to plunge their guns in the water Dp to the breach to cool them. When they retrieved the birds after an hour's Bhuoling, three and one-half large sacks cf ducks was the result A couple ot policemen came to the entrance gate shortly after the fusilade commenced, they were satisfied that everything was proper when the gate tender informed them that Ihe animal tamer was rehearsing a military act with the lions and getting them accustomed to the discharge of fire arms. Further Notes on Game Protection. The following communication from tbe President of the Santa Clara County FiBh and Game Protective Association we are pleased to publish as per request: San Jose, Cat., Nov. 13, IS99. Editor of Breeder and Sportsman-Dear Sir: In your fast issue I note with surprise end regret ycur criticism upon tbe work of the Santa Clara County Fish and Game Protective Association, Surely not one of our five hundred members would espect tbo^e words from one who is the editor of a sporting journal, for who can belter under- stand tbe many obstacles iD the way of attaining a goa" for wbicb weare working than you? Your long labors in tbe interestsof spor'sraen would seem to me to preclude ihe possibilities of anything but praise and good words for the work of any and all game protec- tive assrciationB. You will remember that our Association is not a year old vet and that Santa Clara County has been patrolled since last March continually and paid for out of the pocketB of our mem- bers. We have successfully prosecuted no less tnan 8 different per- sons in that lime and paid 820 rewards for information leading to the arrest m every case brought to the notice ot our Prosecuting Board. We have shown by our deedB that we are believers in game protection by shortening the open seasons, by prohibiting the Bale and the shipping of quail, bv prohibiting the sale of ducks killed in this county, etc , etc. Now I wish to ask tbe editor of the Breeder and sportsman if it is fair to Fay that because we have not included in our ordinances one to prohibit night shooting and one to do away with sneak boats that we should not feel that we were eligible to take the initiative in starting on foot a way of securing a SUte Game Protective Association? â «_.,.»,. Probably night shooting and hunting in sneak boats should be Btopped but in all honesty, can you ask for everything in one season? The organizatton of a State Association would as-ist very materially In bettering tbe present game restrictions. I would most respectfully ask to correct the writer of "Notes on Game Protection" where he insinuates that Santa Clara connty wishes to regulate the ti3h and game questions of the State by declar- ing that we only wish to get the wnole State to do the work and hence we have simply done what some county should do and that is, The writer of the foregoing evidently did not carefully read the article he takes exception to. The criticism re- ferred to in the first paragraph was, it is believed, a deserved one and also an admonition that was of more value than our correspondent seems to realize. The practice of night shoot- ing is one of the moat potent elements in decreasing the supply of docks and of driving them away from a shooting district. The use of sneak boats is equally reprehensible. The statutes of many of our Bister states, communities where- in the question of game protection has resolved itself into satisfactory and reasonable conditions that meet the appro- bation of the majority of sportsmen, are especially pro- hibitive and severe on individuals indulging in the-e styles of pursuing and taking wild fowl. Night shooting and the use of sneak boats has been practiced for many seasons past in Santa Clara and Alameda counties, particularly in the vicin- ity of tbe Bridges and Alviso and bas been condemned and complained of repeatedly by many hunters in those districts. Tbe Breeder and Sportsman has time and again called attention to it, particularly so since the or. gam'zation of the Santa Clara county association; which we cheerfully accord the credit of having done mueh good work in the interests of game protection. It can hardly be possible that this state of affairs has not been known to some of tbe members of an organization five hundred strongi many of whom are known to us to be well versed in all matters pertaining to sportsmen and sports afield. Thefactthat a patiol had been established in the county since last March lays the foundation for a belief in the incompetence, indifiFer" ence or ignorance on the part of the representative of the asso- ciation. If the Santa Clara Association takes the initiative in the formation of a State Game Protective Association, it seems to be a reasonable conclusion that they should be in an in vulnerable position whilst formulating a plan for and advo. eating a better system of game protection. We have done the association a signal service in directing their attention to a matter that has been overlooked for bo long a period. The first sentence of the second paragraph is a moBtaeton" ishing assertion to come from the presiding officer of the organization in Santa Clara county. It undoubtedly justifies the position taken by this journal. Dr. Barker is not relevant in his reference to alleged mis- information and "not quoting facts." We positively reiterate the statements already made, but do not connect them with the proceedings before the recent meeting in San Jobp. The Breeder and Sportsman will always be tbe friend and champion of sportsmen and sportsmens' organizations but will never hesitate to point out error or mistake to tbe individual or association when by so doing error and mistake may be corrected. The work already done bv the Santa Clara County Fish and Game Protective Association has been very effective and the objects of its existence are not only for the sportsmen's benefit but for the welfare of the community at large. It is to be hoped that its career may be one of cumulative success. The Sacramento Eecord-Uoion noteB the recent change in the game law of that county as follows : "All the counties but one that border on this have adopted similar ordinances, and some time ago the San Joaquin Supervisors, after adopting one, sent a copy of it to this board, with a request that, for tbe better enforcement of it and the preservation of game, this county pass a similar one. The matter was referred to the 8acramento County Game Protective Association some time ago, but it bas not met since, so nothing hss been done. The effect of tbe laws in surrounding counties has driven the market hunters into this county, where there was no restriction, and sportsmen began to complain of the rapid depletion of the game. By tbe passage of this ordinance, which does not forbid the shooting of game for local markets, but only the ship- ment of it outBide the county, the marbetB of this city will be well supplied this winter, insteid of tbe game being shipped away bo that it wilt be eaten by San Franciscan?, and game here should be within the reach of all who care for it. At present there is scarcely a pair of ducks or a brace of quail to be found in the local markets, as they are fetching a good price in 8an Francisco." The Stockton Mail publishes some pertinent informa ion relative to the effects of the new game ordinance in San Joaquin county: Game is scarce in the Stockton markets, and the prediction is made by A. E. Cook, a local produce dealer, that it will be high before long. "Market hunters tell me they are not going to hunt !d San Joaquin county at all, nor sell any game here, The reason is that the new game law, which prohibits the shipping of game outside the county, will put them at tbe mercy of the local dealers. If a hunter operates in this county be must ship his game to Stockton and sell it for whatever the dealers are williog to give, or let it spoil. They will shoot outside, where they will be free. The consequence will be a scarcity of game in the Stockton market. There is nothing to pre- vent the hunters from shipping their game into Stockton from Outside points, but there are several reasons why they won't do it. In the first place, tbey entertain animosity on account of the passage of that law. In the Becond place, market hunters usually ship their game in single consign- ments and to different places, and they get into the habit of dealing with certain buyers, jast as people become accustomed to trading at one store. The result will be the shipment of all the game to San Francisco, that being the main market, and if Stockton wants any ducks she will have to import them from the metropolis. "Tbe local markets are not supplied by our home hunters. The pot-hunter does not sell his game any more than the sportsman does He kills it for his family, and if there is any left over there are always plenty of friends to divide it among. It is the market hunter, who makes a business of shooting, who supplies tbe market. As I have already said, he isn't going to supply it now, and game will be scarce here in 8tockton. That means high prices. Just at the present time prices are low because there is no demand, but the de- mand and the high prices will corneas the season advances." This view of the operation of the new law is unique. It was generally supposed, at the time of its passage, that it would act in directly the opposite way. A comparison of the two different statements shown above is interesting. Neither connty ordinance prevents local shooters from killing as much game as the opportunity offers. The hunter from an outside county is under the banâand for what reasonable cause in the interest of game protection it is hard to devine. These laws were supposed to have been passed for the purpose of curtailing the rapacity of the professional market hunter. One paper invites the aid of the market hunter and the other complains because he is coy and shy. The condition of affairs promises to grow and on the same lines too. Much of tbe feeling in the interior is caused by incendiary and abusive articles from the pens of so called apostles of game protection in this city who in their mistaken zeal do not hesitate to go forth proselyting in other fields, braying loudly and at length whenever tbey find audience. ThiB roc's egg promises to hatch out a bird built on the lines of a.crow. At the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Yolo county an ordinance will be introduced the purpose of which is to prevent market hunters from killing ducks in the Yolo marshes and shipping them to the San Francisco market. It is rumored that Calaveras county will bood pass an ordinance forbidding the deportation of game frem the county. Shipment of game frjm Fresno county was prohibited Thursday by county ordinance. Sacramento Game Law Changed. The Sacramento county board of Supervisors passed the following game ordinance on November 10th : Section 1.âEvery person who shall at any time take or ship or caute to be shipped from the said connty of Sacramento into any other county more than ten quail, ducks, doves or pheasants, in any one day, shall be guiltv of a misdemeaner. Beg 2.âEvery person who at any time, in the said county of Sacra- mento, State of California, shall hunt, pursue, take or kill any qu»il, ducks, doves or pheasants, for the purpose of selling or offering for sale the same at any place out of the county of Sacramento, or hall cause the same to be sold or offered for sale ontside of the said county, or shall cause the same to be sent out of the said county for sale or offer of sale shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec 3 âAll ordinances and parts of ordinances, in so far as they conflict with tbis ordinance, are herebv repealed. Sec 4.âThis ordinance shall take effect immediately. The Game Law. The synopsis of the game laws appearing below and pub- lished in the Breeder and Sportsman for several years past has, from time to time been changed or the provisions of new ordinances added thereto by reason of the many and various changes in the county game and fish laws, particu- larly those of recent date and of application in and around the bay counties. This synoDsis has been frequently copied fin more or less garbled and incomplete form) and quoted by city and interior journals and bas also been printed and distributed by busi- ness houses. While tbe information given at the date of is- suance was substantially correct, we do not care to be held responsible for the circulation of old matter that is now in- correct in many details. Some complaint has been made in this respect and to avoid misunderstanding in the future it is suggested that for information of tbis character a reference be mede to current numbers of tbe Breeder and Sports man for ihe latest and most complete .data concerning the Game Laws. The open season for shooting quail, doves, deer and wild duck as fixed oy the State law is as follows: Doyes, 15th July to 15th Febru- ary. Mountain quail and grouse, lBt September to 15th February. Valley quail, wild duck and rail.1st October to lstMarch. Male deer, 15th July to 15th October. Pheasants, the taking, killing, selling or having In possession at any time is prohibited; robbing or destruc- tion of nests or having pheasant eggs in possession is a misdemeanor in the following counties: Butte, Trinity, Marin, Lake, Merced- Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Kings, Ven, tura, Banta Clara, Monterey, San Joaquin, Tuba. The clerks of nearly all the BoardB of Suoervisors have advised us no changes have been made this year, but the ordinances passed last vear hold good If they do not conflict with the State law. The following counties nave not passed any ordinances that alter the open season as provided by State law: Amador. Butte, Inyo, Modoc. Mono, Mendocino, MaripoBa, Nevada, Napa, Plumas, San Diego, Solano. Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Yolo. The changes are as follows:


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THE first homes at the former Somerdale Factory in Keynsham have gone on sale – more than three years after the historic Cadbury factory turned out its last Curly Wurly.


Taylor Wimpey is building 700 new homes as part of its £34 million development of the site on the edge of the town.


Houses on the site have now been put on sale by the developers and the first residents are expected to move in by the end of the year.


The historic red-brick factory employed generations of workers from the same families but was deemed surplus to requirements by Kraft – the American owners of Cadbury – just weeks after it took over the company.


The first phase of the development is now almost complete and will include three, four and five-bedroom properties with the most expensive fetching more than £500,000.


Four show-homes will be opening in September to give prospective purchasers a glimpse of the new development.


Work has also started on the demolition of one of the factory blocks, which will pave the way for the construction of a new Fry Club.


The club, which has long been a major part of the community, will be rebuilt to include new changing rooms, five function rooms, a large sports bar with a skittle alley and a multi-activity room for community groups.


A brand new community centre is also included in the master-plan, including a small number of retail units, a medical centre, a riverside cafe and a care home, as well as a new 210-place nursery and a primary school.


The proposals also include creating a riverside walk with a new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the River Avon, while substantial areas of public open space will be created including a wetland area for wildlife.


Meanwhile, some existing factory buildings will be used to create 10,000 square metres of employment space.


Among the first new homes now available to reserve off-plan at the development are three-bedroom houses from £275,000, plus four-bedroom designs called the Avonfield, priced from £385,000.


The top of the range five-bedroomed house on the new development is priced from £540,000.


Charlie Joseph, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: "We are delighted to unveil the first selection of new homes for sale at Somerdale, which is already generating a great deal of interest from savvy buyers looking for their ideal executive home.


"By acting now, home-hunters can be among the first to choose their favourite plot from this wonderful collection – and make sure someone else doesn't beat them to it!


"What's more, by reserving off-plan and choosing from our fantastic range of interior options, they can ensure their property is completed to their personal specifications before they have even been handed the keys."



Only thirteen years after Jamestown was settled, a colony of Englishmen, very different in character from the gold hunters of Virginia, landed on the Massachusetts coast. These men came not to seek fortunes but rather to establish a community with high ideals of political and religious life. With them they brought their wives and children, and a determination to build for themselves permanent homes in the new world. Before tracing their fortunes in America, let us glance backward a few years and see them as they were in their English homes.


At the present time people can choose their own church and worship as they please, but it was not always so, even in England. In that country, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, there was much religious disturbance, and many people were punished because they would not worship as the law required. There[Pg 65] were Englishmen who, while loving the English Church, wished to make its services more simple or, as they said, purify its forms and ceremonies. These people were for this reason called Puritans. Others disliked the ceremonial and doctrines of the Church so much that they wished to form a separate body and worship after their own ideas. These were called Separatists, or Independents.


The Separatists met for service on the Lord's Day in the home of William Brewster, one of their chief men, in the little village of Scrooby. For a year they tried to keep together and worship as an independent body. But as the laws of England required that all should worship in the Established Church, they found they could not do this without being hunted down, thrown into prison, and sometimes beaten and even hanged.


They endured these persecutions as long as they could, and then some of them decided to leave their own land and seek a home in Holland, where they would be free to worship God as they pleased. James I, then King of England, being unwilling that they should go, they had much difficulty in carrying out their plan, but in 1608 they escaped and went to Amsterdam. From Amsterdam they went to Leyden, and finally from Leyden to America, by way of England. By reason of their wanderings they became known later as Pilgrims.


Since they were poor people, the Pilgrims were obliged to accept any work that would enable them to[Pg 66] make a living. In Leyden many found employment in the manufacture of woollen goods. Here they were prosperous enough and enjoyed freedom of worship, but were unwilling to remain with the Dutch, fearing that their children would forget English. For, although England had been unkind to them, they cherished their native language, customs, and habits of life.


They had heard much about the English colony in Virginia, and the association of their own people in a free land appealed strongly to their English hearts. To Virginia therefore they decided to go, believing that there they could worship in peace and harmony and bring up their children in sturdy English thought and feeling.


But it is often easier to plan than to accomplish, and so it was with these home-yearning Pilgrims. Having decided to leave Holland, they found practical difficulties to be overcome, the most serious of which were King James's opposition to their going to America and lack of funds for the long and expensive journey. He permitted them to sail, however, and agreed not to disturb them in America so long as they pleased him. After getting the king's consent and borrowing money on hard terms, these earnest men and women made ready to sail for their new home in the forest wilds of America.


They embarked in the Speedwell, at Delft Haven, a port twelve miles from Leyden, and sailed for Southampton, on the south coast of England. Here they[Pg 67] joined some friends who had made ready another vessel, the now historic Mayflower. But a brief delay was occasioned by lack of money. In order to secure the necessary amount, about four hundred dollars, it was necessary to sell some of their provisions, including much of the butter. Funds being secured, the two vessels at last put to sea, but twice returned on account of a leak in the Speedwell. Finally, deeming that vessel unseaworthy, one hundred and two Pilgrims, including men, women, children, and servants, took passage in the Mayflower, sailing from Plymouth, September 16, 1620.


The Pilgrims in England and Holland. The Pilgrims in England and Holland.

After a most trying and tempestuous voyage lasting over nine weeks, land was sighted, November 19, 1620, but instead of arriving off the coast of Virginia, as they had planned, the storm-beaten voyagers found themselves in what is now the harbor of Provincetown. Before landing they entered into a solemn agreement to make and obey such laws as should be needful for the good of the colony. John Carver was chosen governor.


Not being able on account of the shallow water to get the Mayflower to a point where they could step ashore, the men had to carry the women in their arms[Pg 68] and wade several rods, though the weather was so cold that their clothing, wet from the ocean spray, froze stiff. Once on land, they fell upon their knees and thanked God for bringing them in safety through the many furious storms. Then immediately the women set to work lighting fires, boiling water, and washing clothing, while the men stood on guard to repel the Indians in case they might make an attack.


It soon became clear that Cape Cod was an unfit place for a settlement, and an exploring party, with Miles Standish as military leader, was selected to look for a more suitable one.


As military leader Miles Standish at once became conspicuous in the life of the colony. He was born in Lancashire, England, in 1584, of a noble family, but was in some way deprived of his estates. Going to the Continent he became a valiant and daring soldier in the Netherlands. Feeling a deep interest in the cause of the Pilgrims, he joined them when they sailed for America in the Mayflower, and made their fortunes his own.


Small of stature, quick-witted, hot-tempered, and ready to brave any danger, this stout-hearted man was a fitting leader for the little Pilgrim army of something like a score of men who were obliged to defend themselves and their families against wild beasts and unfriendly Indians.


Many of the Pilgrim soldiers wore armor to protect themselves against Indian arrows. In some instances this armor consisted of a steel helmet and iron[Pg 69] breastplates, and in others of quilted coats of cotton wool. Like Miles Standish, some of the soldiers had swords at their sides, and all carried either flintlock or matchlock muskets so big and heavy that, before they could fire them off, they had to rest them upon supports stuck into the ground for the purpose.


Standish's daring little band of soldiers explored some of the coast on the day the Mayflower anchored. The next Wednesday after landing they started out a second time in search of a suitable place for settlement. As they skirted the coast, landing here and there, they saw and heard Indians, who fled at their approach.


Soon they came upon some mounds, out of which they dug bows and arrows and other utensils. These, however, they replaced, because they believed the mounds to be Indian graves. In a rude and deserted house they also found an iron kettle. Digging into still another mound these home-hunters were delighted to discover large baskets filled with ears of Indian corn—red, white, and yellow. As they were sorely in need of food after their long voyage, they took with them some of the corn, for which they were careful to pay the Indians later.


An amusing incident occurred on this otherwise serious journey. Before they got back to the Mayflower, William Bradford, who afterward became the second governor of the Plymouth Colony, met with an accident that must have caused even the stern Pilgrim soldiers to smile. Picking his way through the un[Pg 70]derbrush of the wood he stepped unwittingly into a deer-trap, and was suddenly jerked up into the air, where he dangled by one leg until his friends released him, none the worse for the ludicrous occurrence.


The Mayflower. The Mayflower.

After spending more than three weeks in vain efforts to find a place for settlement, a party of ten picked men, including Governor Carver, William Bradford, and Captain Miles Standish, set out on the afternoon of December 16th, in the midst of a driving storm, for another search. It was so cold that the spray, falling upon them, soon covered their clothing with coats of ice, but the voyagers, though suffering terribly, pushed courageously forward.


At the close of the next day, having anchored in a creek, they constructed a barricade, not only as a protection from the bitter weather, but as a means of defence against the Indians. This three-sided barricade, made of boughs, stakes, and logs, was about as high as a man, and was open on the leeward side. Within this shelter they lighted a big fire, which they kept roaring all night long. Then lying down around it, with their feet toward the burning logs, they wrapped their cloaks closely about them and fell asleep be[Pg 71]neath the trees and the open sky, one man always keeping guard.


Next morning they were astir early, ready for the stubborn work of another day. Some of them had carried their muskets down to the shore, leaving them there to be put aboard the boat a little later, and were returning to breakfast when the shout "Indians!" followed by a shower of arrows, greeted them. The woods seemed full of red warriors, whose blood-curdling war-whoops must have struck fear to the hearts of the small band of explorers. However, the white men bravely stood their ground, and with cool arm and steady hand so terrified the savages that they soon took to their heels.


Once out to sea again the Pilgrims encountered a furious gale that threatened to swamp their frail boat. All day long they were tossed about on the storm-swept sea, and just before dark an immense wave almost filled the boat and carried off the rudder. A little later a fierce gust of wind broke the mast into three pieces. Then without mast or rudder the dauntless men struggled at the oars until morning when they reached land and found themselves on an island which they named Clarke's Island, in honor of the Mayflower's mate.


Some further explorations revealed a suitable place for settlement. It had a good harbor, a stream of excellent drinking water near by, and at a little distance from the shore a stretch of high ground affording a good location for a fort. In addition to these advan[Pg 72]tages there was a large field of cleared land on which the Indians had raised corn. Much cheered with their discovery the explorers returned with their report.


The Pilgrim Settlement. The Pilgrim Settlement.

After as little delay as possible, the Pilgrims landed[5] on the spot chosen for their new home,—the spot which John Smith had several years before named Plymouth. At once they set to work with heroic energy, some felling trees, some sawing, some splitting, and some carrying logs to the places of building.


They first erected a rude log-house, twenty feet square, which would serve for a common storehouse, for shelter, and for other purposes, and began the building of five separate private dwellings. They built also a hospital and a meeting-house.


The houses were all alike in form and size. After cutting down trees and sawing logs of suitable length, the men dragged them by hand along the ground—for there were no horses or other beasts of burden—and laid them one upon another, thus forming the walls. Probably the chimneys and fireplaces were of [Pg 73]stone, the crevices being plastered with mortar made by mixing straw and mud, and oil paper taking the place of glass for windows. At the best, these log-houses were poor makeshifts for dwellings in the severe winter weather along the bleak New England coast.


For furnishing these simple homes, the Pilgrims had brought over such articles as large arm-chairs, wooden settles, high-posted beds, truckle-beds for young children, and cradles for babies. Every home had also its spinning-wheel. The cooking was done in a big fireplace. Here the housewife baked bread in large ovens, roasted meat by putting it on iron spits which they had to keep turning in order to cook all sides of the roast alike, and boiled various kinds of food in large kettles hung over the fire.


As there were no friction matches in those days, it was the custom to kindle a fire by striking sparks with a flint and steel into dry tinder-stuff. Having once started a fire,—which was no easy matter,—they had to be very careful not to let it go out, and for that reason covered the coals at bedtime with ashes.


In the place of candles or lamps, pitch-pine knots furnished light at night. We can well imagine the Pilgrim boys and girls resting on the settles in the evening, and reading by the blaze from the huge fireplace.


In this first winter lack of good food and warm clothing, exposure to the cold, and various kinds of hardship bred disease in the little colony. At one[Pg 74] time only seven men were well enough to take care of the sick and suffering. One of these seven was the fearless soldier, Miles Standish. He now became a tender nurse, and joined with William Bradford and Elder Brewster in making fires, washing clothes, cooking food, and in other plain household duties.


A Matchlock Gun. A Matchlock Gun.

By spring about half of the colonists, including Governor Carver and Rose Standish, wife of Captain Miles Standish, had died. Notwithstanding all the sufferings, however, not one of the Pilgrims went back on the Mayflower when she sailed for England. But so weak had the colony become through loss of able-bodied men, that corn was planted on the graves to keep the Indians from learning how many had died.


One day in early spring, the Pilgrims were startled by the sudden appearance of an Indian, Samoset by name, who cried in English, "Welcome, Englishmen." A week later he returned with a friend, named Squanto,[6] who had formerly lived at Plymouth with other Indians, all of whom had been swept away by a plague.


Squanto was glad to get back to his old home once more. He afterward came to live with the Pilgrims, acting as their messenger and interpreter and showing them how to hunt and how to catch fish. From him [Pg 75]they learned how to plant corn. Putting one or two herring as a fertilizer in every hill, they would watch for a while to prevent the wolves from digging up and eating the fish, and in due time would have an abundant return.


A Group of Pilgrim Relics. A Group of Pilgrim Relics.

About a week after Samoset's first appearance, he returned and announced the approach of Massasoit, an Indian chief living at Mount Hope, some forty miles southwest of Plymouth. Captain Miles Standish marched out with his men to escort the Indian chief to meet Governor Carver in an unfinished house. The Pilgrims had spread upon the floor a green mat, which they covered with cushions for the chief and the governor. When the chief, who was a man of fine presence and dignified bearing, was seated upon the cushions, Governor Carver was escorted to the place of meeting by the Pilgrim soldiers, amid the beating[Pg 76] of drums and the blowing of trumpets. After the governor had kissed the chief's hand, the two men agreed to be friends and keep peace between the white men and the red. The friendship thus romantically begun lasted for more than fifty years. Before Massasoit's departure the Pilgrims gave him two skins and a copper necklace.


As summer came on the condition of the Pilgrims improved. There was much less sickness, and food was more easily obtained. On the arrival of autumn the corn and barley planted by the Pilgrims yielded a good return, and ducks, geese, wild turkeys, and deer could be secured by hunting. When Massasoit with ninety men came to see the Pilgrims in the autumn, the Indians brought some deer and the Pilgrims furnished food from their supplies, so that a three days' feast was held. This was the first celebration of the New England Thanksgiving.


But not all of the Indian neighbors were so friendly as Massasoit and his tribe. Canonicus, chief of the Narragansetts, sent to Plymouth an insolent greeting in the form of a number of arrows tied with a snake's skin. The Pilgrims on their part stuffed the snake's skin full of powder and bullets, and in defiance sent it back to Canonicus. So deeply impressed were the Indians by this fearless act that they let the whites alone.


Believing it wise to be prepared against Indian attacks, however, the Pilgrims surrounded the settlement with palisades, and erected on "Burial Hill" a[Pg 77] building, on the flat roof of which cannon were placed, the room downstairs serving as a meeting-house.


Pilgrims Returning from Church. Pilgrims Returning from Church.

Energetic in practical affairs, they were equally zealous in religious observance; for they were very regular in their church attendance. Their Sabbaths began with sundown on Saturday and lasted until sundown on Sunday. The beating of a drum on Sunday morning was the signal for the men to meet at the door of[Pg 78] Captain Miles Standish's house, from which they marched three abreast, followed by their governor in a long robe, with the minister on his right and Miles Standish on his left.


After the men came the women, then the children, and last of all the servants. On entering the church they sat in order of rank, the old men in one part of the church, the young men in another, mothers with their little children in a third, young women in a fourth, and the boys in a fifth.


The services lasted all the morning; then, after an intermission for lunch at noon, they began again and continuing all the afternoon. But on the coldest days of winter only foot-stoves were used to heat the meeting-house. Nor was this the only discomfort the Pilgrims had in their church worship. For even these good people found it sometimes hard to remain awake during the long services. And it was the duty of the constable to see that all kept their eyes open. If this official saw a boy asleep he rapped him with the end of a wand; if he saw a woman nodding he brushed her gently with a hare's foot, which was on the other end of the wand.


The Pilgrims held their town meetings in the meeting-house, where they held their religious services. At town meetings all the men wore their hats. In voting they used corn and beans, a grain of corn meaning yes and a bean meaning no.


Such was the life of the little company of true-hearted men and women at Plymouth. Small in[Pg 79] number as they were, they remained brave in spirit, amid surroundings which tested all their powers of endurance. For several years Miles Standish did valiant service there, and then went to live at Duxbury, where he was soon joined by some of his Pilgrim friends, among whom was John Alden. Here the good captain remained the rest of his life, except when he was needed as military leader by the colony. He died many years later,—in 1656,—leaving behind him a good name with the Pilgrims and the rest of the world.


From American Leaders and Heroes: A Preliminary Text-Book in United States History By Wilbur F. Gordy (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907, public domain)



Wednesday, April 1, 1936 Register-Republic (Rockford, IL)

Cites Development of Auburn Street District

Half a century of development of the northwest section of Rockford was recalled today by Fay Carney, former alderman, whose parents Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carney established their home at Rockton avenue and Auburn streets, where he has lived ever since, exactly fifty years ago today.

When Carney, then a boy of 8 years, moved to the Rockton avenue home, there were only four houses on Auburn street between Kilburn avenue and the river. It was just before the north end boom of 1889 and the early 1890’s, in which Henry W. Price, Lester B. Halstead, Will Huffman, Myron Bruner, E.H. Marsh, and F.L. Van Arsdale were prominent figures. Lots, it is said, sold as high as $2,000, but the bottom fell out of the boom and later some of the lots could be bought for $25.

Kilburn avenue was Pecatonica street in the days when Carney first moved to the section from his birthplace at what is now Rockton avenue and Park street, then the corner of North and West streets. The senior Carney owned eight acres of land at Auburn and Rockton avenue and it was on this property that a race track, later the scene of much contention was built.


Wednesday, October 23, 1899 Morning Star (Rockford, IL)

An Ideal Site

The Carney Farm Will Make a Model Driving Park

Superior Advantages of This Location- What a Prominent Horsemen has to Say-Street Cars run Right to the Gate-Railroad Through the Grounds-Trains Every Fifteen Minutes-Compare the Two Contemplated Locations.

“So the Rice farm is the only green spot under the blue skies of heaven for a driving park, eh? Will I guess not !” and the speaker, a prominent young horseman of this city, cut up the atmosphere into thin slices with the energetic slashes that he made with his carriage whip. “There is one advantage possessed by the Dan Carney farm,” he continued, “that out-weighs all considerations brought out in favor of the Rice farm and that is the fact that a railroad runs through the corner of that place. That alone ought to be enough to turn the balance in favor of the Carney farm if it possessed no other natural advantages. There you have the means of transporting your stock right up to the stable doors, there you can erect your passenger station and excursion trains can drop its passengers at the very gate of the park. And if our agricultural society wants a new home there the immense amount of freight coming in from outside exhibitors; the cattle, sheep and hogs; the traps of the traveling fakir, and for that matter the throngs of people can be transported to the spot by rail. That one advantage, I insist, gives the Carney farm the vote of every horseman in the city who has given the matter consideration. What kind of park would your riverside site present unless it is fenced in with a twelve foot wall along the river and if that is done where is your beauty gone? It would take an army of men to watch the river bank without a fence and with one the place loses its beauty.

“Of course, in the interest of real estate boomers and steamboat companies the Rice farm is all right, but in

“The Interest of Horse Flesh

And racing the Carney farm offers the Driving Park association by far the weightiest advantages.”

There is food for thought in the utterances of the horseman above quoted. Dan Carney’s farm certainly offers the new association many features that help to make it an ideal site for a driving park. North Main street will doubtless soon be paved and the drive up this handsome thoroughfare to Auburn street and thence west to the Carney track is a smooth as a parlor floor. If it’s driving that you want, Harlem avenue boulevard (that is to be) will carry one to Auburn street and thence directly west, the Carney park may be reached by a road that is destined to become a popular one and will be improved as occasion demands.

The street car line is already pointed Car-ney-ward. An extension of the Rockton avenue car line only three blocks brings the cars to the gates of the park. The adoption of electric power on the car lines will give us rapid transit that will convey the people to the races in a very few minutes.

The Carney farm is large enough and not too large. Our proposed Driving Park association is going to experience difficulty enough in getting on its feet under any circumstances without saddling a vast tract of high priced land upon it that it will have no use for. What the boys are after is a driving park, not a real estate business, and the Carney farm.

Will Give Them A Beauty.

When the multitudes want to take in the races they want to get there and get there quick. It is not a pleasure excursion on the river that they want, but cheap, quick transit to the track. The St. Paul railroad and the electric street cars will give it to them—the river would not prove an additional advantage.

A Train Every Fifteen Minutes

Agent Cotton of the C.M. & St. Paul road guarantees the parties interested in the proposed part that during the continuance of the meetings of the association his road will run cars to the races every fifteen minutes. This feature of the case is an important one that entirely knocks the Rice farm out of the ring. Indeed, friends of Mr. Rice declare that he is not anxious to part with his property. It is well adapted for residence purposes and will, at no distant day, be very valuable when platted into city lots.

By all means the Carney farm is not the least favored site for the park. Racing on Dan’s famous track has already been conducted from time immemorial. That old pioneer has given the horsemen of Rockford the latchstring and entertained them and their steppers year in and year out, keeping ablaze the feeble flame that is about to be fanned into a healthy, man’s size conflagration. To give Dan the cold shoulder, at this juncture, when there is nothing agin him or his farm—but, on the contrary, everything for them—to turn on him now would be gross ingratitude.

And the horsemen won’t do it. Real estate boomers may pull wires in other directions—but the horsemen have a strong halter between the Driving Park and Dan’s Farm—and they can’t brake loose. Subscriptions for stock will be most liberal when it is known that C-A-R-N-EY’S F-A-R-M will—“Catch On!”

Below is presented a cut representing the north part of the city, showing the localities of the two farms, and their relation to the city, the railroads public thoroughfares, and street car lines. It will be seen at a glance that the Carney Farm presents striking points of superiority in every instance. (


Friday, January 10, 1890 Daily Register (Rockford, IL)

Price’s Big Scheme

He Will Own All North Rockford Soon

And is Laying for Big Money—Why He Bought Carney’s Farm—The Street Railroad Behind it—And Other Large Enterprises—Factories to Go Up There—Better Than a Driving Park for Rockford

Yesterday evening the Register stated that H.W. Price was back of the plans for the development of the several tracts of land, comprising about 400 acres in all, north of the city. There was only piece of land in that section which the silent syndicate had not got hold of. That was the Carney farm. The syndicate has it now.

Yesterday evening there was placed on record in the circuit clerk’s office the necessary papers whereby the farm passes out of the hands of the Carneys City Attorney Marsh appearing as purchase of the same. According to the deed 73 and 22-100 acres of the farm is sold for $16,840, 80 of which $5,600 are paid in cash and a mortgage given for the remainder. The five acres of the farm surrounding the house, orchard and stables are reserved by the Carneys and the right of the way for the St. Paul road is also reserved. The ground reserved by the Carneys gives them a frontage on the fine driveway, Auburn street of 444 feet. As it is regarded as highly probable that the electric street railway will run from the cemetery west on Auburn street and connect with the Rockton Avenue line which is now but a few blocks from Auburn street it will readily be seen that a frontage of 444 feet on that street is something desirable. The five acres reserved can be cut up into city lots and easily sold for one-half of what the balance of the farm sold for in a short time, at the rate the city is growing in that direction. Fine residences are going up on the hill a few blocks from the Carney tract and a year of growth in that part of the town like the last will find home-hunters looking around for lots on the north side of Auburn Street.

The Carneys are about $6,000 better off by selling to the real-estate speculators instead of to the driving park club. The club’s option called for seventy acres of the farm at $150 an acre. Beside this Fay Carney was to have $500 worth of stock. In the opinion of some there was more money in the driving park club’s offer in the long run for the Carneys as they reserved more land, had the free use of the track during the rest of Dan’s life and would have had a great deal of business brought to them.

Harry Carney, who has been at the bottom of the trouble, was seen by a Register reporter. Harry has been around here ever since the driving park people held their first meeting. He has had abundant chances to hear what land around the farm is worth, form a real estate view. With acre property just across the street from the Carney tract being held at $1,000 an acre and with lots a few blocks from there selling for $500 each. Harry concluded that the tract should bring more money than the club wanted to pay and he pounded the arguments into his paternal ancestor until the real estate men, who had figured on securing the property before the driving park people thought of it, were negotiated with, in talking with the reporter Harry said: “They can kick all they want to but we have done what any one with a business head would have done. If we let that place go for $6,000 less than we could have sold it for the very fellows who are now howling would be laughing in their sleeves and calling us chumps. They talk about us being at the bottom of the sea, I’ll go there in their estimation for $6,000 every day in the week. They have used our track for fourteen years and what have we got for it. We figured it up and all told it doesn’t amount to $350. They let their option expire when they knew that there was a demand for property all around there and then they kick because we didn’t allow them to fool along and maybe beat us out of a good sale altogether.”

There has been some talk about the title being clouded. A member of the bar said when asked his opinion last evening by a small crowd at The Wilson, “Let’s see, Ed Marsh appears as the purchaser. It is generally supposed that he doesn’t make many mistakes. I guess the title is about right. I shouldn’t worry any about it if it were my property, and I don’t suppose the fellows in the syndicate are losing any sleep over it.”

What Does It All Mean?

That’s the question lots of people are asking. While City Attorney Marsh, Charlie Fox, Myron Bruner, and others have been known as the parties who were figuring on the options on tracts north of town it has been understood, from what appears to be good authority, that back of it all stands H.W. Price and other capitalists. They now own or have options upon about 500 acres. Some of the options do not expire until April 1. There is talk of a mammoth threshing machine factory being located there. Then it is hinted that electric appliances are to be made on some of the ground and that the electric street railway is to be extended up Main Street beyond the cemetery as well as on Auburn from Main Street to Rockton Ave. There are some big schemes on foot is the general opinion but just what they are on one seems to know although all sorts of rumors can be heard. All that is definitely known is that options have been secured on over 400 acres of land, that the Carney tract has been bought, that the parties who bought it are interested in the options, that some of them are associated with H.W. Price, that Mr. Price knows something about what the electric street railway will do, that the St. Paul has made surveys for sidewalks through the tracts under options and that Rockford is booming all around in such a way as to make shrewd speculators believe they can coin money out of real estate investments.

Driving Park Pickings

Who will care for Carney now ?

Yerkes is not living here for his health.

Some say it is not H.W. Price after all.

The guessers are kept so busy now they don’t have time to eat.

With the exception of Mrs. Carney having the grip, the Carney family are feeling well, thank you.

A woman can’t vote but she can hold land. And that’s what the driving park society has found out.

Says Mrs. Carney: “Next time you gentleman want to buy my farm hadn’t you better call around and see me?

A second Woodruff’s Addition in embryo is what North Rockford may be in a few years and Price will be the Woodruff.

W.W. Bennett has 19 acres just across the street from the Carney place. The other day he said he would sell for $500 an acre. Now he won’t.

Dan Carney agreed to sell a lot of dirt belonging to his wife. But when he found dirt had gone up about $6,000 he was blamed glad he could not deliver.

Anyone who knows anything about real estate dealings knows that it’s never safe to say you’ve bought a place till you’ve got the deed in your pocket.

In Lincoln, Neb., the street car line ran a mile out of the city where there was not a house. But my ! didn’t it make real estate hump itself. That’s what Rockford will do now.

H.W. Price can afford to buy land. He’s still figuring up the amount of Chicago property that he gets by the verdict and it is pretty near $100,000 apiece for himself and Charlie Fox.

One would think there wasn’t another slice of land in Rockford to see the melancholy faces some folks are making over this thing. Why there are hundreds of race track sites hereabouts just as good as Carney’s.

Harry Carney having made about $6,000 for the Carney family will now return west again. If Harry had kept his nose out of the driving park would have been secured. And yet, what man of us would do different than Harry, when such a neat sum stared us in the face. Would you? Dollars to doughnuts you wouldn’t.

“Well, we don’t care how you roast us,” said Harry Carney this morning “When people are in the horse business they must count on getting lots of this sort of syrup. But we’ve got $5,600 to stand it with, and Dan Carney is not going to Dixon, either. He’ll be right there pulling the ribbons over the necks of the best horses in the section all the same.” It was very evident that Carney was feeling happy, and he didn’t care who knew it.

It is rumored that Mr. Price, with his well-known liberality, determined some time ago to surprise the driving park club by presenting them with the Carney tract. To be sure that there would be no flaw anywhere, he secured the city attorney to act for him, and that as soon as a fine track and grand-stand with cushioned seats can be built, Mr. Price will turn the park over to the club with his compliments. This rumor is disputed by those who are supposed to stand near Mr. Price. Time will tell.

It’s a fol-de-roll to jump on Ed. H. Marsh’s neck for making the deal. Whatever agreement Carney made, Marsh certainly never contracted not to buy. If he saw a good chance to make a good dollar or two he had a perfect right to invest. If, as appears more likely, he was instructed as an attorney to go and buy a piece of land, it was his business to do it. Naturally those interested in the driving park felt tricked and beaten and, at first blush, are inclined to condemn everyone connected with this negotiation. But they are men of good sense, and, after the temporary anger is passed, they will not be inclined to berate Mr. Marsh for buying the place.

Said a well-posted citizen today: “Don’t you listen a minute to a man who tells you that H.W. Price is not behind all this. He owns this Carney track and has acres of options there. He didn’t sell out his street car stock. He bought more and at figures way down. Know what he’s going to do? Why he’ll run that street railroad on the other side of Auburndale way back of Carney’s farm. What for? Why to sell lots. He’ll divide all the property up into city lots. The street cars running there will draw purchasers. Perhaps he’ll start up a factory or two there to help swell the excitement. It can be done with $10,000 or $15,000. It’s all right. It will be a bigger boom for Rockford in the long run than even the driving park. But Harry Price will roll in the money by barrels’ full. You hear me. The street railroad will run way off there, not because it will pay in passengers for years, but because it will make Price’s real estate active. Now you hear my gentle murmur.”


Sunday, December 16, 1923 Morning Star (Rockford, IL)

Old Mark of Racing Days is Torn Down

Carney Barn Housed Many Famous Race Horses Years Ago

Editor’s note: This article on old racing days in Rockford was written in collaboration by William W. Bennett, former mayor and D. Fay Carney, former alderman.


One of Rockford’s landmarks disappeared last week. D. Fay Carney, ex-alderman, has torn down the old red barn on the north side of Auburn street, east of Rockton avenue.

When Fay’s father one of the early day horse trainers and race drivers, bought the homestead in 1876, the barn had then been built for 30 years. The elder Carney gave $100 an acre for this tract of land bounded on the west by Rockton avenue on the south by Auburn street and on the east by what is now Huffman boulevard.

Inside this field was a mile track, Fay says he does not know who built the track, but thinks it was “Hi” Brown.

Tornado Trained On Track

The red barn originally was a cow barn on the Brown farm and was remodeled by Dan Carney for the stabling of his own race horses and horses that he handled for other persons.

“Ed” Dorr, father of Mrs. Robert Tinker, had the first famous horse trained on the track. Old timers will remember him as Tornado, 2:32. His record was made at Rochelle on a half mile tract. This record was made 50 years ago to one of the old high wheeled sulkies, which weighed at least three times as much as one of the present day “bikes.”

Frank Smith Owned Chief

In the Carney stable was Jupiter, 2:34, by Mountain Chief. Jupiter raced for a number of years throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin and was always a money winner. A race in which Jupiter started was never over until some horse had won three heats.


Monday, March 20, 1893 Daily Register Gazette pg 5

Death of Daniel Carney

One of Rockford’s Oldest Residents Gone

The Well Known Citizen Espires Early Sunday Morning of a General breaking Down of the System

A Short Sketch of His Life

The announcement of the death of Daniel Carney, which took place Sunday morning came unwelcome and unexpected to the community, and even the lapse of time cannot reconcile the public to the fact that one of Rockford’s best known and most respected citizens has entered the portals of the great beyond.

Daniel Carney was a public figure in Rockford since he came to this city in 1848, and unlike so many who are brought so prominently before the notice of the community, his name was always mentioned with respect and admiration. Scarcely a man, woman or child in the county but knew Dan Carney, as he was familiarly called, and the county fair for years would have seemed incomplete without his familiar presence on the race track.

Mr. Carney was born in Marbletown, Ulster county, N.Y., where he resided with his parents until his 12th year, spending the following two years and six months on a farm, receiving his board and clothes for his services. He then began boating on the Delaware and Hudson canal, after three seasons of which he “teamed it” across the mountains from Ellenville to Middletown. Later he drove a stage from Ellenville to Kingston, and in 1845 came to Illinois by way of the Erie canal to Buffalo and the great lakes to Chicago.

Mr. Carney was first employed by Frink & Walker, who operated one fo the many stage lines, as there were then no railroads in Illinois. His first route lay between Chicago and Rockford, and he then went to Galena and drove a stage to Eiizabeth. Afterward he changed his route from Galena to Shabbona Grove and then to Dixon. In 1848 he settled in Rockford permanently, the being then merely a little hamlet.

Forming a partnership with Dudley Redfield, Mr. Carney engaged in the livery business, but after 14 months went to teaming from Rockford to Elgin, Chicago, Milwaukee, and other points in Wisconsin 200 miles distant. After two years of this work he established the first dray line in Rockford and in two more years became the first expressman in the city. He was very successful and continued in this business for 15 years.

In 1840 Mr. Carney married Miss Jane Huntley. Two children are now living, H.H. Carney of Iowa City, Ia., and D. Fay Carney, who has been connected with his father’s business in this city the past few years.

In 1876 Mr. Carney bought his property in the tract now known as the North end. It consisted of 80 acres, and during the advance in the North end realty he disposed of all but five acres.

Mr. Carney was widely known as a horse trader throughout the country. He handled many noted horses, among them being Dorr’s Tornado, 2:50, which in 1871 and 72 was considered a very sensational horse. Mr. Carney drove himin many winning races, and later campaigned Bay Dan, Kittie, and the well known Randall and Silver Heels. He also drove Frank Smith’s Chief, the first Rockford horse to make a record of -30. For many years he supplied the Metropolitan Street Railway company of Boston with horses. During the war, when Camp Fuller was located near Rockford, he had the contract for all supplies, and in conjunction with G.W. Reynolds bought horses for the government service. Mr. Carney was offered the position of trainmaster in Gen. Sherman’s army, but circumstances forbade that he should accept.

Mr. Carney was a man of broad ideas and belonged to neither mystic order nor church society. Yet he was a man who might well form a youth’s ideal. His charities were numerous, though their extent will never be known through any word of his while living. In the business which he pursued, he was necessarily thrown in contact with men whose force of mind and will power was not as strong as his own. His kindly words of advice have brought many a young man to see the error of his ways, and his fatherly talks were always accepted in the spirit in which they were given. Many times he brought young and middle-aged men who had fallen to his home and kept them away from bad influences until they were once more themselves. His family relations were always pleasant and congenial, and the fine home and the competence which he amassed by his industry were but the fitting reward of the nature that could remain strong and firm when surrounded by temptation.

Mr. Carney’s death was not due to any specific illness but was simply a general breaking down last Tuesday, and Wednesday evening took to his bed.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence at Rockton and Auburn street. Dr. Thomas Kerr officiating.


Monday March 15, 1920 Rockford Republic

Jane A. Carney Pioneer Local Woman Dead

Widow of Daniel Carney and Resident Here Continuously for 73 years Succumbs to Advanced Age Sunday Night-- Was 88 Years Old

Mrs. Jane Ann Carney, widow of Daniel Carney, and resident of Rockford since the days when the Indians frequented this territory, then a village, and a ferry was the only means of transportation across Rock river, passed away last evening at 8 o’clock at her home, on Rockton avenue and Auburn streets. She had been declining in health for the past two years, and had been confined to her bed for a month.

Mrs. Carney came to Rockford in 1847, and had the record of having resided in the present homestead for the past forty-seven years. Previous to 1876 she made her home in the third block on North Winnebago street and at Park and Rockton avenues. Jane Ann Huntley was born in Phelps, New York, April 18, 1832 and received her education in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she made her home about eight years. Two years after removing to this city she was married in Beloit, November 19, 1849 to Mr. Carney, who predeceased her twenty-seven years ago. Mrs. Carney was a cousin of Medill McCormick’s father, Cyrus H. McCormick, her grandmother having been a Redfield. She was a charter member of the Church of the Christian Union, the first pastor of which was Dr. Thomas Kerr.


Thursday, December 14, 1944 RMS

Hold Carney Rites Friday

Ex-Alderman’s Widow Dies Suddenly

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeannette Gilmore Carney, 69, widow of D. Fay Carney, widely known Forth ward alderman and horseman, who died Wednesday at her home, 2415 Auburn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burpee-Wood funeral home.

Mrs. Carney, life-long resident of Winnebago county, suffered a stroke Tuesday.

She was born Aug. 4, 1875, in Owen township, the daughter of William and Jane Gilmore, and married D. Fay Carney on July 26, 1900. She was a member of the Christian Union church.

Surviving are two sons. Daniel Fay Carney, carpenter’s mate, third class, in the southwest Pacific and Cpl. Claude William Carney, in the southwest Pacific; two daughters, Miss Jane Carney, at home, and Mrs. E.L. Bonzi, Rockford; two brothers, Fred and Willis Gilmore, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Fellows, all of Rockford.


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Well? Is it our des-res?

Despite the log having been taken over by a large swarm of African bees (not to be meddled with), the rollers are still in the immediate neighbourhood looking. The bees were "persuaded" to leave with a little help froma smoky fire under the log. Apart from anything else, it's not a good thing to have such a colony in the garden!!

Just got back from a day trip to the Makgadikgadi Pans. Will post some pics soon.

Hey guys! My name's Michele Thibodeau, I'm from the Outer Banks of NC and I'm a senior at UNC. I needed an art class to graduate (!!), plus my mom's got a nice digital SLR so I figured I could learn how to use it by taking this course. I'm excited to learn more about photography and hopefully take some good photos along the way!


I took this picture on a four month trip that I took to Australia with my friend Dana. We lived in the back of this '92 Ford Falcon (The Ghost) and basically just roamed around and explored for a few months. This is one of my favorite photos from the trip-we were driving across the country from Sydney to Perth, in the middle of the Nullarbor Desert. We were airing the car out after a hefty rainstorm soaked everything we had, and yes, that's our mattress on top of the car. Real classy.


My favorite photographer is a guy that I know from back home, Hunter Barnes. He's made a few really cool books of photography about subjects you don't really ever think about, from Sri Lankan civil war to the crypts/bloods gang conflict. For his first book, "Redneck Roundup", he moved to some obscure town in the middle of nowhere, USA, and got to know the people for a few months before he even took his first picture. His subject matter is always just really unique and different


Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines


Dolphin & Whale Watching is an all year round activity in the Bohol Seas. The best season for this though are the months from March to June. Former whale-hunting boats called canters have been refitted specifically for a safe and comfortable tour. The boats, measuring 15 to 20 meters in length, can accommodate up to seven passengers. Each of these craft is furnished with seats and roofing, and equipped with life vests.

Tour spotters which serve as your tour guide were former sea creature hunters who lived off on their catch of dolphins, Bryde whales, whale sharks and manta ray which breed on the pristine waters of this island. Although, jaws and bones of marine mammals and whale sharks still adorn a number of village homes, hunters have now abandoned their centuries-old hunting tradition to join the government’s thrust to protect Philippine marine treasures, become stewards of the sea and this Bohol tour attraction is now an alternative livelihood program for them.


Inspired by Jasbrick's.Zombie Hunters.


This was painted by. The tattoo says "MOM".

Meet Hunter, the newest member of our home. Hunter is a very energetic two year old beagle with a fabulous and fun personality. He and Raven compliment each other very well, and they suit each other perfectly.

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it live and eat here :)


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The shoe shop salespeople love to see us come in their store at the end of August. We try to leave it as late as possible (so that their feet don't grow between purchase date and school starting) but not so late that the shops' inventories are non-existent.

For school, each boy needs 7 (!) pairs of shoes:

1 pair of black dressy school shoes (the College list actually asked for 2 pairs!)

1 pair of outdoor trainers

1 pair of indoor trainers (non-marking soles)

1 pair of rugby boots

1 pair of hockey boots/'atros' in Spring Term

1 pair of new shoes to keep at home


Hunter started Lower School this year, which meant that he needed at least one pair of lace-up footwear: rugby boots. They were to arrive at school having already learned how to tie the laces themselves. In a world filled with Velcro fasteners and no-tie shoelace replacements like Hickies, it's not an odd occurrence that a 7 year-old child hadn't yet learned this skill.

Jacob was a fantastic big brother and teacher showing Hunter 'his trick' of how to tie laces quickly and easily. It was heart-warming to watch him be so patient and kind with his younger brother.

This is an illustration of an Alutiiq hunter. Note the naqua and dart.


The kayak (qayaq) or baidarka (Russian name) is most likely a wood frame which is covered with either seal or sea lion skin. Sea lion skin is rather thick but needs to be maintained about every two years.


The hunter's visor is to keep the sun out of his eyes. Sometimes these visors are decorated with sea lion whiskers.

Identifier: historyofwashing03insnow

Title: History of Washington; the rise and progress of an American state

Year: 1909 (1900s)

Authors: Snowden, Clinton A., 1847?-1922 Hanford, C. H. (Cornelius Holgate), 1849-1926 Moore, Miles C., 1845- Tyler, William D Chadwick, Stephen J

Subjects: Washington (State) -- History

Publisher: New York, The Century history company

Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

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History of Washington ts The Rise and Progress of anAmerican State ByCLINTON A. SNOWDEN Advisory Editors Cornelius H. Hanford, Miles C. Moore, William D. Tyler Stephen J. Chadwick Volume Three


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THE CENTURY HISTORY COMPANY NEW YORK 1909 Printed by John C. Rankin Company for The Century History Company Copyright 1909By The Century History Company ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Publication Office54 Dey Street, New York, N.U. S. A. 1385637 CONTENTS. CHAPTER XXXV. PERILS AND TRIALS OF THE TRAIL. Hostile Indians 3 Attack on the Perry Family 4 Murder of Mrs. Clark and her Son 5 Massacre of the Ward Party 5 A Wounded Boys Escape 7 Haller Punishes the Murderers 8 A Fathers Revenge 8 A Long Funeral Journey 9 White Outlaws 10 The Murderer of a Family n How the Sick were Cared For n Experiences of the Hanford Family 12 The Plagues of the Desert 13 Surgery on the Plains 14 The Terrible Cholera Years 15 Orphans of the Plains 16 The Bonney Familys Experience 17 Mrs. Whites Pathetic Story 17 A Babys Funeral 18 Terrors of the Snake River Trail 19 Swindlers and Robbers 20 A Brides Predicament 21 A Loaf of Fresh Bread 23 The End of the Journey 24 CHAPTER XXXVI. THE SETTLERS CABIN. The Home-Hunters 27 The


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Sports start early chn need to learn to swim especially here where we are so close to the beach and at Home Hunter has a pool in the garden and lakes outside the garden (these are pat of a golf course so are unfenced) and the ocean is at the end of his street. Laurie Lawrance it a strong advocate of teaching chn to swim as so many chn die through drowning every year. He started a programme Kids alive Do the Five in 1988 to help combat preschool aged drowning this is still going on now and my daughter and her Husband see how essentuial it is to mush sure Hunter is water wise Thank You Laurie Lawrance

This seal skin kayak is on display at the Ocean & Islands Visitor Center in Homer.

The paddle on this seal-skin kayak is double-bladed. This is the first of this kind that I've noticed since Jan made me realize that all my other examples of Alaska Native boating technology had only single bladed paddles.

Heading Home. Hunter St, near Union St, looking east. Newcastle NSW Australia, 29 August 2014, 5:02:26 pm.


Re-editi, 14 May 2016.


© Matthew Ward, 2014


Making ourselves right at home. Hunter likes to lay on his back. He can stretch out on the couch.

Identifier: longislandrealli00long

Title: Long Island and real life, Long Island railroad

Year: 1915 (1910s)

Authors: [Long Island railroad company] [from old catalog]

Subjects: Summer resorts

Publisher: [New York, Issued by the Passenger department, Long Island railroad]

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owned in this highly-finished locality. Sayville, long famous for its fine bathing and boating—of course onthe Great South Bay—and safely to be endorsed for its very pleasantmode of existence; Bayport, with its great elms, nodding in a friendlyway to the open water, and Blue Point, safely immortalized by thedelectable product which bears its name, are a little farther along theline hospitably in wait for the sophisticated wanderer or home-hunter. The Music of the Surf Modern, gay and well-hotelecl Patchogue is one of the largest townson Long Island, with a summer population of thousands, many of whomdo not even consider going anywhere else as the years come around. Itis immediately on the Bay across which boats ply to Water Island. Nextto it are Bellport, in every way comfortable and likeable; Brookbaven,almost in the Bay, which here narrows down so sharply that there isalways to be heard the music of the surf as it rushes on its way to itsouter limits; and quiet little Mastic. 29


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Nassau Hotel—Long Beach


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Back: Homer Hunter

Edna Hunter, Oneta Rawlings, Fern Rawlings

Front: Irma Rawlings, Edith Rawlings, Aileen Hunter, Nellie Rawlings (cousin)


"A Happy lunch at Mr. Harry Hunters

Thanksgiving 1902"

Title: Bee hunting. A book of valuable information for bee hunters--tells how to line bees to trees, etc

Identifier: beehuntingbookof00lock

Year: 1908 (1900s)

Authors: Lockard, John Ready, 1858-

Subjects: Bees

Publisher: Columbus, O. , A. R. Harding Pub. Co

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"Land Cruising and Prospecting" Is a Valuable Book for Homesteaders, Hunters, Trappers, Prospectors, Guides, Etc, THE writer, Mr. A. F. Wallace, an experienced land surveyor, land cruiser and prospector, in his in- troduction says: "To the men who fol- low the compass, the trap and the trail, this work is inscribed. It is not in- tended for the 'Professor' who can tell you all about things after they are done (by someone else)." This book contains about 200 pages, 5x7 inches, is printed on good quality paper, with nearly 40 illust^ptions and contains 20 chapters: Poor Man's Ore Mill Prospecting for Fur Prospecting for Pearls Prospecting for Bees Rations and Camp Cookery Camp Kits Guns, Axes aod Packstraps Building Cabins, Tan- ning, Etc. Getting Lost The Red River Trap- per "A surveyor and prospecto. who lays claim to extended ex- perience tells familiarly here, in a sportsman's vein, of things of concern to hunters, trappers, homesteaders and 'cruisers'—as the word is—generally. Readably enough he describes the practical use in the field of the chart, the compass, etc., and the way to locate unapportioned land, valuable strips of which, he asserts, are still accessible to the proficient home hunter in various unsus- pected quarters throughout the Western states, and shows one how best to go to work when attempting to prospect for gold or other ore, for pearls, for fur—even for the wild bee—concluding with pointers on the construction of cabins and with advice touch- ing camp kits and rations."—From Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, I. Maps XI. II. The Compass XII. III. Examining and Lo- XIII. cating XIV. IV. Early Surveys XV. V. Corner Marks VI. Miscellaneous Infor- XVI. mation XVII. VII. Points for Home- steaders XVIII. VIII. Prospecting for Gold IX. Sampling Ore XIX. X. How to Locate a Claim XX. Price, postpaid, Clothbound, $1.00. A. R. HARDING, Pub., ColUiTibuS


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Media: Acrylic on canvas board

Dimensions: 16"x20"

Date of Work: 2006

Full of attention cat looks outside.

This image was taken down the road from my house. I love how it depicts the liveliness of the plant wildlife near my house. Seeing it reminds me of home.

Hunter - Spearfish

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Hunter lounging by patio door

ROUGH week. There is an awful cold going around and I started to come down with it on Monday. Even though I was in bed an average of 17 hours a day this week, I did manage to get taught some life lessons in counting my blessings and seeing the Lord’s hand everyday.




Monday was a bit miraculous for me. I went to work my early morning shift at the temple and I had already started to feel really awful. Still, I was blessed to get through my shift. By the time I got home though I went straight to bed, in my dress and everything, and slept the rest of the day and night.


Tuesday I went to work and class but ended up having to leave early because I was so sick. Because I am without a car I had to walk 2 miles home. I was again blessed to be able to get home. I spent the rest of the day and night in bed.


Wednesday I stayed in bed until about 5 pm. I had to do a museum assignment that was going to take me about 2 hours. There was no way I would be able to walk or even stand. Luckily I am blessed with a wonderful cousin/roommate. She pushed me in a wheelchair all over campus for hours so I could complete my assignment and then brought me back home so I could go to bed. Christlike person - my roommate Hunter.


Thursday I made it to my classes to give a presentation, have a meeting, and see a presentation. Considering I was unable to get out of bed for any length of time the 6 hours I spent at the museum was miraculous for me. I had to leave class a few times because of the coughing but I was blessed to make it home. Hunter, my wonderful roommate, picked me up and then I went…back to bed again.


Friday I woke up feeling worse than ever. I was supposed to work in the temple and I tried but after prayer meeting I asked to go home. Miraculously they had a woman show up that they weren’t expecting, she just felt like she should come. That was a miracle for me. I went home to bed and spent the entire day in bed sleeping and begging Heavenly Father to help me through this cold.


Saturday I actually woke up physically feeling about the same but something inside me told me I had reached the peak and was on the downhill stretch. I could tell it was getting better when I was able to stay awake longer than an hour.


What have I learned this week? The same thing that I have been learning the past few weeks. We are not necessarily going to be delivered of our trials but, if we are obedient and cheerful, will ALWAYS be given the strength to endure.

On Monday I was blessed to be able to get through my temple shift. Friday was different. My miracle in the temple on Friday was not that I was healed, but that someone was sent to take my place. Hunter was also an angel for me this week. Our prayers are not always answered the way we think they should be but our lessons always have a purpose. Despite this awful cold I am grateful for this week.

Ghaziabad, one of the highest revenue-generating cities of Uttar Pradesh that houses all kinds of industries – small, medium and large scale – is emerging as one of the most preferred realty destinations.

Ghaziabad real estate is scoring high with launch of various property projects by leading realty developers.

The Metro link, along with other connectivity modes, has made it possible for home hunters to look at this emerging NCR market when it comes to buying their dream home. Here, residential and commercial properties have shown good appreciation.

Ghaziabad property market offers great investment options to investors, as it promises to deliver high profits in terms of appreciation of values, in a time frame of 3-5 years. Being the most profitable fixed asset, investment in property assures good returns. Indian real estate is a huge hit with property investors, not only from within the country, even with NRIs and foreign investors.

The best thing about the city is that all the facilities like malls, hospitals or schools are in a radius of a few kilometres. Chock-ablock with many housing complexes, Ghaziabad has managed to respond well to the influx of people. Events like F1 and Commonwealth Games of 2010, in the NCR, have also triggered a lot of action in infrastructure development, retail and hospitality sectors in and around Ghaziabad. The Metro link, Anand Vihar train and bus terminal, road widening exercise on NH-24 and NH-58 were all undertaken in the run up to these international sporting events.

The evolution of Ghaziabad real estate is at a nascent stage and calls for more investments to take the city to a world-class level.”

Along with growth in commercial realty segment, the city is also seeing a lot of infrastructural improvements, making it one of the fastest growing cities in India. Another reason for the boom in Ghaziabad’s realty sector is the availability of cheaper options when compared to the real estate markets of Noida and Gurgaon.

Demand for residential apartments has been very high in the area, and till now, supply had been adequate. As the demand in this area is growing, Ghaziabad is the place to invest. Also, for end users, the location is very good. Due to its proximity to Noida-Greater Noida, all the amenities and other commercial establishments are already there.

© Derrick Brown 2008


Rain Sensor for Irrigation System

Hunter at home in Oak Forest Illinois on March 11, 2012. (Jay Grabiec)

cacciatore domestico

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