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LORD LONSDALE'S TOUR

A REMARKABLE ARCTIC JOURNEY One of tbe most remarkable Arctic journeys on record is that of whioh a brief description has just been received from a Moravian missionary m Alaska by a friend m Bethlehem, Pa (says the San Franoiaco 'f Examiner "). The hero of this story is Hogh Ceoil Lowthor, Earl of Lonsdale As ho appeared ia the streets of this city two years ago, when he was achieving unenviable notoriety as the manager and protector of that lively Gaiety actress, -tiss Violet Cameron, Lord Lonsdale was a sturdy young fellow of 30, nearly 6ft tall. Be bad previouly acquired oelebrity m -England through the prosecution of a libel suit against fidmond Yates, the editor of "The World." For the rest, his Lordship was known as a olever rider to houuds— one of the best cross-country men m Leicester— -a skilful boxer, and a pluoky fellow generally. It was announced a little over a year ago that the gay young noblemen was about to start for tbe North Pole; The Earl reached Winnipeg,- and after fitting out with provisions, arms, furs, and dog teams, he d i ppttred into the country northwest of Manitoba. He was aooompanied by a single white man, his English valet, who subsequently returned to Wtaalpeg, leaving his master to proseouta bis journey with the Tohukohe guides and a half-bred Indian. Aooordlng to the story now reoeived from Alaska, Lord Lonsdale's progress has been even more extraordinary than the feat of Colonel Gilder In crossing Siberia aft* I he burning of the Rogtrsj Ht had succeeded m reaching Banksland, to the west of Melville Sonnd, and thenoe hsd made his way to Noshagak, on Bristol Bay, Alaska, a distance of over 200 miles over loefie ds and snowdrifts, with tbe thermometer standing oaaa or twice nearly 100 below freezing point . For a m*n inexperienced In Arctic travel this Is { simply a marvellous performance, and places the enterprising Earl among the first of Northern explorers. Most of the journey was made on foot, the dogs barely managing to drag the oamp outfit and provisions. Fieroe bl-zzirds swept aoroas tbe country continually, and the greatest exertions were necessary to keep the party from being scattered and frozen to death. Lord Lonsdale left the mission at , Nuahogafc on January 14th, and with a dog train started serosa the peninsula to Ka-mol, on the North Pacific From there he crossed to Kodiak, on Kodiak Island, [ vVe have sinoe learnt by oable that m the course of his travels the Earl of Lonsdale came upon a oataraot on the river bay, m Alaska, whioh surpasses m magnitude the Falls of Niagara, the river being a mile and a half wide, and descending a preoipioe 200 ft deep.]

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LORD LONSDALE'S TOUR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 22 May 1889

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LORD LONSDALE'S TOUR Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 22 May 1889

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