Great Blizzard of 1888
Broadway on mv pins. It was dark and useless to try and pick out a putb, so I went soldiering along through snow - drifts and headed for tbe north. I had noserlous trouble until I got to Union Square, where, In the middle of tbe square, 1 got confused from wiping the snow from my eyes trying to make out my way. I found it Impossible to keepiu the path, sol ptunged right through ou as straight a line as I could. When I got a llttte beyond the middle of tbe Park I was up to my arms in snow. I pulled tbe Ice aud snow from my eyes and held np my bands until everything was melted off so tbat I could see, but it was too dark. For nearly twenty minutes I stuck there. I came as near giving up and sinking down there to die as any man could aud not do It, Somehow I got out aud reached tbe New York Club House. It bad taken me three hours to make the trip whloh I always walk In twenty minutes."