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Photo: In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Hawes, Charles Henry, 1867-1943
Publisher: London, Harper
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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nt. I experienced a curious sensation as the doorof the kamera was flung open, and the prisoners rose clank-ing their chains ere the soldiers had time to close aroundus. The prison master made some remarks, and one mancomplained that he had not had a bath for six months,and was covered with vermin. The master flew into apassion, and swore at him. The visit of a stranger is anopportunity for prisoners to make complaints, whethergenuine or not, but the behaviour of the master lent con-firmation rather than otherwise to the convicts statement,and caused meto take his own remarks cum grano, whenshowing me the bath-house, he declared that the prisonershad baths twice a week. Another prisoner of gentler disposition, who worespectacles, asked if he might have his chains struck off,and be permitted to help in the kitchen. His term hadexpired, and he might have gone free in Nikolaevsk, butwhat would he have done there in an utterly strange place ?He might even have required protection himself.
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ON THE AMUR 69 The next room was about 20 X 16 feet, and containedas many as twenty-five. The inmates slept on the floor,covered by whatever their bundles yielded. I asked whetherthey had a blanket in winter, but was assured that therooms were sufficiently heated. The prisoners crowdedround us, and I learned in answer to questions of theprison master that they had been three months trampingfrom Nerchensk, 2075 miles, with an occasional lift onbarges towed by a steamer. Just as we were turning to leave, a tall not unpleasant-looking prisoner stepped forward and asked, Where doesthe barin come from? America, replied the master.I corrected him. Dont they treat the prisoners better inEngland ? To which I believe the reply was, No, theyhang such as you ! —which was probably true. Some of the men complained that they wanted moreto eat. To this came the indignant reply, They haveplenty, the ruffians ! The regulations for food in Russianprisons are good, and compare well as to quantity with
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