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CAPITAL CITY COIWIEK. SATURDAY JULY 16, 1892
CANOEISTS PREPARING FOR THE
MEET ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN.
riirro Are Many Anierlrim Dlnrlplrn of
Hob liny McOrrKr anil Thrlr An mm I
Mr els Furnish (lrpt .limisriiiriit mid
Much HiHltlifnl F.xrrrlsr.
Aliuny, July 14. Tho pioneer of
modern canoeing whs Rob Roy !(
Qregor. Nearly every ono, whether cii
nouist or not, liitH rend his tales of soli
tary jmililllng and stifling. Tho firnt to
Introdueo tho sport in Atnerlni was V.
L. Alden, whilom conimander of the
American Canoe association and after
wnrd consul general to Italy. Ho began
experimenting nbout tSOS. After him
cnino N. II. Ilishop, who might be
called tho great apostle of canoeing, for
his books wero rend far and wide and
TWO KINDS OF WIND.
pivo tho sport a mighty impetus. From
Montreal ho sailed in a paper canoe
through Laku Ciiamplain, down the
Hudson nnd along tho coast of Florida.
Ho also sailed down tho Ohio and Mis
sissipi in a sneak box a sort of marino
flntiron in shape and his book descrip
tive of tho journey lmd an unorinotia
As Into as 1870 thoro was but ono club
nnd only a hundred or so of canoeists in
tho United States. Many open canoes
wero then in uso in Canada, nnd a few
in tho United States, but of decked cedar
canoes there- wero probably not over 150
in tho country up to 1870, all of tho
Rob Roy or Nautilus model. In 1870
tho Now York Canoo club hold u regat
ta on New York bay, tho first tor five
years, nnd, in fact, tho first successful
canoo regntta sailed in this country.
During tho sumo summer a number
of canoeists visited Lake Qeorgo and
wero present nt tho rowing regatta off
Crosbyside, and extra prizes wero offered
for canoo races, which wero hurriedly
arranged. Just above Crosbyside, tho
headquarters of tho boating men, was
tho beautiful homo of ono of tho earliest
and tnostenthusistioof America's canoe
ists, Mr. N. II. Bishop, and it was in his
fertilo brain that tho idea of a national
association of American canoeists first
originated and tho general scheme as
well as its details was planned. Mr.
Bishop was at tho time disengaged from
business, and ho took up tho now idea
with nil tho dash and energy that char
acterize his many adventurous cruises.
In tho highest story of his beautiful
house, overlooking tho lake far and
near, ho set up an amateur printing press,
and in 1870 began his missionary work
in behalf of canoeing. Ho was soon in
correspondence with tho leading Eng
lish, Scotch and Canadian canoeists, and
in n littlo while had mnde tho acquaint
anco by letter with tho few American
canoeists, then disunited and isolated
a couple of dozen in New York, two or
three in Cincinnati, one in San Francisco
and others in diifercnt localities.
It was sololy through Mr. Bishop's
labors that tho arrangements wero made
for tho meet of canoeists at Crosbyside,
Lako George, in August, 1880. with sail
ing nnd paddling races, thoso present to
organize a national association. Help
was promised from all quarters, but tho
promises were not kept, and when tho
first meeting was called to order only
thirteen men responded. This baker'n
dozen of canoeists camped, paddled,
sailed nnd talked, tho result being that
all went homo full of enthusiasm and
ready to como back tho next year to the
second meet of tho American Canoo as
sociation, which they had organized,
with Mr. Alden as commodore nnd Mr.
Bishop ns secretary.
During tho next year tho growth of
tho young organization was somewhat
slow. Canoeing had not yet overcome
the strong prejudice nnd ridiculo which
it excited at first, but tho annual meet
was successful and well attended. It
was held on tho Cuhoo islands, owned
by Messrs. Bishop, Longworth nnd Wul
sin, near Long Island. This year tho
first Canadian delegation (fivo canoes),
led by Mr. Edwards and Colonel Harry
Rogers, was present.
In 1882 tho association had increased
greatly and a most successful meet was
held nt the Canoo islnnds. In the fol
lowing year a move was inado to Can
ada, tho camp being held at Stony lake,
with tho . result that many Canadian
As the meets increased in sizo it lie
camo evident that the Canoo islands
wero too small, while tho winds on Laku
George were not tho best for canoo sail-
fVft&t YiX .
Tin: WAH CANOE.
in; ioin 1881 thu camp was held on
'.inndstono island, in tho St. Lawrence
river, between New York and Canada.
This beautiful spot so pleased tho canoe
ists that tho camp was held thero in
1885 nnd 18b(l, tho latter year being
marked by tho visit of the two English
cauooists, W. Bmlen-I'owell and Walter
Stewart, with the Nautilus and Pearl,
and their defeat by the Ameiican sail
ors. Tho American Canoo association's
trophy was raced for this year for the
first time. It was a handsome silvei
bowl, to bo held by tho winner for mm
tear and returned to tho next meet to
lo raced for again canoeists, of all na-
tions to bo ndmitU'ii to tho competition
In 1887 the association visited a no
pot. Bow Arrow point, in Lako Cham
plain, ono of the winst Wautilul of nl i
camps. After going to Lako Georgt
onco more in IW8, the association then
went to the Thousand islands, r.ud in
1800 it helil a salt water meet at Jessup's
Neck, 1'ecenlr bay, Long Island.
Last year, from Aug. tl to Aug. U7, tho
association met onco more on Lake
Champlaiu. It was tho first time within
its history when tho meet lasted three
weeks instead of two. Tho longer time
given to it proved to lie such a success
that the meet will bo of tho same length
this year. It has also been decided to
hold the meet at the same place on Lake
Ciiamplain, which is known as Wills
lorough iHtlnt. Tho surroundings are
all that can lw desired. Tho lako is at
its widest breadth, aluntt ten miles, at
this point. Directly across is tho flour
ishing city of Burlington, in Vermont.
It is ulnnit twenty-flvo miles duo north
to Plattsbttrg, and perhaps sixty miles
southward to Tieonderoga.
Next year tho meet will goto Canada,
it Itelng the turn of the northern division
to select the camping silo. Thnro nro
now four divisions in tho association,
for it has grown to a membership of
Tho present olllconi of tho association
have worked hard and faithfully to
mako tho meet of 1802 a success. Tho
commodore is Charles V.W'iuuo and tho
purser is William B. Wackenhagen,
both of Albany, it being tho turn
of tho central division to have not only
tho chief ofllccrs, but also tho location
of tho meet. Tho limits of tho meet
aro from Aug. I to Aug. 35, inclusive.
Tho middle ono of tho three weeks will
bo devoted to racing, and all kinds of
contests will bo called, from tho profes
sional sailing for crack boats down to
simple gymnastics that almost any
canoeist can perform,
Tho canoo is particularly adapted for
daring and perilous voyages, and in the
hands of a skillful navigator is not nearly
so dangerous a craft as is generally
imagined. Tho canoeist sits in the
center of his canoe, or hangs over the
edge, and the rigging is so arranged
that ho can raise his sails, reef or take
in sail, and manage tho vessel wituout
moving from his seat, and ho can ride
triumphantly over tho stormy billows
without fear of being swamped. In
deed, thero aro many records of canoe
ists having weathered storms that would
have been fatal to tho yacht.
T1IB SLIDING SI'.AT.
Tho art of canoeing calls for some
very sterlitg qualities. Tho man who
follows it must be bravo, coolheaded,
agile, strong and patient. Though the
canoe may tip over, ho must not "lose
his head," but deftly right it again
without shipping too much water. He
must learn to sit in the canoe, tip it
over, go under with it, mako a com
plete turn and como up fresh as a daisy
without showing any signs of distress.
Unless n man can do this ho is not good
at nil in an "upset race," in which all th.
contestants, after forming in line, at a
given signal perforin this feat before
starting to paddle. It is awkward for
tho man who cannot make the aquatic
somersault promptly, because his com
panions in the raco might bo paddling
far away from him, whilo ho, head
down, waiting for help, might "pass
into tho immensities" beforo aid could
reach him. Fitcnr.itic G. M.vtiiku.
GiiPkatwl It Ktrry Tlmt.
BiNoiiAMTON, N. Y., July 1-1. The
wit of tho southern "Cracker" is illus
trated in tho following incident related
by Colonel Thomas Mnrkham, who re
cently returned from a trip to Florida.
Tho colonel went to Florida to examine
a tract of "valuable" laud which he
found had been sold by tho gallon in
stead of by tho acre. His ruminations on
tho return trip wero therefore anything
but pleasant, and as thu train halted at
a way station for water ho decided to
vent his rancor on a geuuino "Cracker"
who was cultivating a measly patch of
corn near the track.
"That's a handsome patch of corn,"
was tho greeting.
"Fair, stranger, fair," was tho non
"That land won't raiso over half a
"Guess yer right, stranger: pnpdi In't
plant only half ii crop."
"Well, it won't bo half grown." said
tho capitalist, growing red in thu face.
"Yer guessed it agin, stranger, fer
pap planted popcorn."
"You won't get over half a crop out
of thatdod gasted soil," roared the cap
italist, his ire getting the best of him.
"Right iigiu, stranger," replied tho
"Cracker," leaning on his hoe. "Pap
planted on shares, and the train moved
1 out. bearing one digusted passenger
1 amid the roaring crowd. G. C. It.
Intermit Iniml Tugs-nr-wiir.
For some little timu a rago has pre
vailed in San Francisco for "tugs-of-war,"
one nationality being pitted
against another. A result of this craz
was a very comical little scene wit
nessed in one of tho more private street
near tho limits of Chinatown. Five
small Chinamen in their pretty bnnht
silk dreses weie holding a "tug-of-war"
with fivo white childi en. None of the
littlo ones appeared to be more than mm
years old, and the play was got up and
managed entirely by themselves with an
miiusing I'oiiectness of detail.
lUr Nirrlnii'ii uf llt'iiirlit Gnllirrrt!
from Mini) Sourer.
Unexpected answers have been given by
oilier than children or uneducated people.
Lord Houghton relates an anecdote of a
lady friend who was sutnewlml famous for
this kind of retort. An acquaintance was
lamenting over the sad fate of a relative
who had made an unfortunate marriage,
and concluded) "What would you do In
such a cae I am sttte I should die,"
"No, I should kill," was thu brisk rejoin
der. One of tho mutt startllngly uimiitlrlpnt
ed replies on tecotil was that of thu "Moth
er's help," a young lady verted in all pres
ent day female attainments, who, In reply
to the address, "I want a person of some
experience In the nursery; do you know
much about children V cheerfully retorted,
"Oh, dear, yes; I've desected a baby.1'
Kindly people who attempt to pay com
pliments are often rebnlfed by unexpected
replies. Sir Walter Scott tells of a good
naturcd minister who complimented an
old Highlander on Ids extraordinary mem
ory "Ye, lint only remember things
here and there, things that taku my
fancy," said the old Gael. "Why sir. If
you were lo preach to mu for an hour I
should not remember a wonl of It next
"Do you know, .lolmny, I am often
afraid I shall never meet you In heaven,"
said a .Sunday school (eaeherto a rebellious
urchin. "Lor, miss, whatever had things
have you been o-doln ofr" retorted thu
Theiu are some occasions on which It is
gratifying to hear an unexpected reply.
Nothing is more irritating than to con
veise with a person who "knows exactly"
what his companion Is about to say, and
who "takes the wolds out of his mouth"
with exasperating readiness. ThuAmeit
can poet lias satlrled this ilescilptlnli of
speaker in his at count of how "an aged
man" calls on a devoted adheieiit of thu
iiiirlhduritig the civil w.iraud commences,
"I was with (iriuit." "Say no more,"
cries tin eager host, forcing hospitality
nod honors upon die supposed companion
in arms of thu Federal leader. Thu visitor
vainly struggles to complete his sentence,
hut only after a l,auUct and an ovation Is
hu permitted to llnisli, "1 was with Grant
In Illinois three years before the war."
Many an Interesting illusion Ims ,.,.n
shatteied by an unexpected answer. A
party of touristx nt a well known ruin
asked the custodian if they might carry
away some of the fragments of stone
which weru lying in the embrasure of
an historic window. "Oh, dear, yes,"
was the reply; "It does no harm to thu
window. I put fresh bits there every day
on purpose Tor visitors to take." Kijtinlly
disappointing was the reply of the famous
chef who, when bribed to reveal his secret
for "roasting a turhot," coolly replied,
"Vel, sure, I no roast him at all; I put him
in du oven and Imku him." Loudon Stand
ml. Thu Kclui oT ii KIm.
Thu following interesting table of statis
tics is believed to possess a true scielitlllc
accuracy. It appeals to he thu record of a
drummer, and may hu considered authen
tic. Hugavu It the title which wo have
retained, meaning, apparently, what each
Boston Girl Mr. Hiinkerlll, your con
duct shocks mu beyond utteiance.
New York Girl Thanks, r.wfully, don't
Providence Girl Oh, mammal
Philadelphia Girl Aru you suru nobody
Baltimore Girl Bear George!
Washington Girl-Well, I suppose I'll
have to pardon jou.
Patching Girl Oh, Harry!
Cincinnati Girl What had form!
Indianapolis Girl Ah, there!
Chicago Gill Morel Morel
Detroit Girl-Well. I declare!
Louisville Girl Yum, yum!
St. Louis Girl How shocking!
Nashville Glrl-Oo! Oo!
New Orleans Girl Oh, myl
Kansas City Girl Break away, there!
San Francisco Girl Hats!
Texas Girl-Whoop la!
Every Girl Oh, don't! New York Sun
Wlmt the Trouble Win.
Employer I was sorry to learn, Mr. Jen
nings, that you weru too ill to attend to
your duties at the office yesterday. What
seems to hu thu troubled
Mr. Jennings (tlieclerk.absentmiiidedly)
Poor hatting and no good men in the
iufleld that Is I mean
Employer iwith great dignity) I think
I understand what you mean, Mr. Jen
uiugs. I can't ask a man to work for me
any longer who is alllicted that way. Chi
cago News- Record.
Thu most practical lover has been dis
covered at West Hartlepool, England. In
one of his letters to his sweetheart he
wrote: "I wish, my darling, that you
would not write mu such long letters.. If
you wero to bring an action for breach o
promise against mu the lawyers would
copy thu correspondence between us and
charge fourpencu for every friio of seventy
two words. The shorter thu letters the
tnoro we save from the lawyers."
Heeds Tluit lulled.
Fair Patron Thoso morning glories you
sold me are no use.
Seedsman What's thu matter, ma'am
"They never open."
"Those seeds, mum, was Imported direct
from China, mum, and it heiu day over
there when it's night here, I suppose,
mum, they do their liloomin after you get
to sleep." New York Weekly.
Ill a certain cemetery, which shall he
nameless, there is a gravestone with this
"Mr. Charles Flest will repose here; at
present he is still nllve and carrying on
thu shoeiuaking business at 000 High
street." London Tit-Bits.
Tim Skipper I way, gtiv'nor, you'd lw
inoif cnmfui table if )"' didn't lie mi you.
(iitv'tiot (feebly from tin bottom of tlit
bout) Stoniiieh jes fold it up. plcast.
and put It m tin- lining of my hat. Life
A.M. Davis & Co.
You Know the Place.
DEER PARK AND OAKLAND,
On The Crest Of The A I leghan.es,
3.000 Feet Above Tide-Water.
SEASON OPENS JUNE 22d,IB02
This famous hioiiiitulnn'HorlH, situated uttlie
summit of Hie Alleuluililes anil directly upiu
the I mi I ti line ol the llaltliuore and Ohio
Itullroiiil, nue tliunilviiutiiuu of Ph NplenJIil
vestlhuleil express train service ImiIIi east and
west, slid are therefore readily uccessltilti
from nil parts of the country All lliilllinoru
mill Ohio triilns stop at Deer I'urk and Oak
land during the season.
Milieu, (mi. 7' and !) n month, according In
location, roiniiiiiulcntloiis should hu ad
dressed lolll'.OltOK l. DkHHIKMIH, Mull
a ucr llultlmnieund Ohio Hotels, Cumberland
Mil., up to Juno Hi; after that dale, either
Deer l'iirl( or Oakland, (lurrett County, Mil,
AMI IN1TITCTK UK l-KMUMJIir,
Shorthand, umt T xwrltliiK, I Mm heft ami Inniot
OllrKc In On' Wi-Ht uii StiiilcntH In ntti'iidiiiu-n In.C
)i.ir. SOlh'liI" rrimrii inr litiilnoa In frulii .Mali
month, i:xHrli-iK'il facility lvmnnnl limtnu'tlnii.
Il.-mitiriil llhulrnliit cMaliwuc, ciillct.'" Jonrnnl. mat
!.H,'lmwnor iH-miiiuiiihle, scut trie ty mliln lnif
LILI.IIinilKlK & HOOSK. Lincoln. Nct
jIAOQUAiHTID WITH THE OIOOIAfMVO TMf COUNTRY WILL OflTAl
MU H INfOHMMlO HOM A 1TUOV 0 THltMAPO'THt
Ghicago,Rock Island & Paciflc Ry
The SIHECT nOUTE to and from CHICAOQ
HOCK ISLAND. DAVENPOIIT. DEB MOINEB.
COUNCIL BLUTFfl. WATEKTOWN, 8I0UX
FAL7 0, MINNEAPOLIS. BT. PAUL, ST. JOS
EPH, ATCHISON. LEAVENWOHTII. KANSAS
CITY TOPEKA, DENVER. COLORADO BP'NOS
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
cf Tbrouub Conches, Sleepers, Freo Kecllnlrw
OhMr Cnrs nnd Dinlnir Car dally betwreu CHI
CAGO. DES MOINES. COUNCIL BLUFFS nnd
OMAHA, nnd between CHICAOO nnd DENVEU,
COLORADO BPRINOS nnd PUEULO via St.
Joseph, or Kansas City and Topeka.
Via The Albert Lea Route.
Fast Express Trnlns dally between Cblcr.tre
und Minneapolis nnd St. Paul, with THUOUOH
Recllnlnic Chair Cars (FREE) to nnd from tho.
points and Knnsas City. Throuub Chair Cat
and Bleeper between Peorln, Spirit Lake and
Slouz Falls via Rock Island.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Informa
tion, apply at any Coupon Ticket OrUce, or nddresi
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Qen'l Manager, Oen'l Tilt, dr Pass. Ant.,
VIGOR OF MEN
Raslly, Quickly, Permanently Restored.
Weakness, Kervnusnrss, Debility, nnd all
Ibc train of erlls from i-srly errnrsorlalvrexcvMe.
the remits of OYfrwnrk, lcknc, worry, clc. KuJ
slrenutb, development, and louo tdvea to over
oiyan and portion of the bodjr- Hhnnlo, inttura.
methods. Inimeiliatn lmproteuieni st-t-n. Falling
luipottlblo. -Mm reterrmei. Book. Vkphuiatluna
and proofs malted in-nled) free. Aihtre.s
RIB MIDIOAL CO., BUFFALO, N. Y.
;T. . f'nd I'otlsl Note to John Niuistun, O.T. A,
u.. II I. P. K II.. Cblcairo, ami rwfie, poiuco Dld,
UM slloknut decs of rant jrnu eve ry dandled.
Tea VtaU itr !, oue or lusnjr
j fis. v'f'.fiiis --.Vi. (..
Moving Household Goods and Pianos a Specialty
$50,000.00 TO LOAN
At six per omit, per annum and a cash commission
or iit oilu per cent, no commission, for periods of
three or live years on well located improved real es
tate in Lincoln or Lancaster county,
INTKUIJST AM.OWKD ON SAVINGS DIJI'OSITH
DliPOSITOUS IIAVI-: AIISOlA'TIi SKCUIUTY.
Union Savings Bank,
1 1 1 South Tenth Street.
IDuiVKNTH AND N StkISKTS.
Capital Stock, S:o,ooo. Liability of Stock holdcrsoo ooo
INTIiRliST PAID N DliPOSITS,
W.m. Stum, Pros. J. E, 1 1 iu,, Vice-Pros,
Louis Stui.u Cashier,
Di ulcerous. D K Thompson, C E Montgomery, Geo II.
Hastings, II 11 Shaborg, W II Mercery, J C Allen, T i San
dors, ) 15 I Iill, Win Stull, Louis Stull, Geo A Mohrenstocher
FULL SET OP TEETH $5.
TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN.
NO CHLOROFORM! NO ETHER I NO GASI
All Fillings at Lowest Ratei.
Dr. H. K. K BR MAN,
Surgeon Dcntlit, Rooms 94, 95 and 96, Dtirr Dllc.
G. A. RAYMER &CO.
THESE WARM SUMMER
Already Ivc notice that city life will oon become a
burden lo be borne only when stern necclty offer no
other course. The tired clerk, the student, "the profefc
sionnl man, and thoe who no occupation confines exist
ence to the 1I.1I I routine of counting room, otlice desk, bar
or pulpit, find 'tliuhl from these busy liauuiK a comfort and
relief. A deep longhiK comes for the music of rushing
waters, a plunge In the briny deep, or a frolic in the restless
sin f for a stroll on the wet mnds, where the salt breezes of
old ocean kiss away the Hues of care and toll and where
nature's voice sings a lullaby of gentlest rithin. One wants
to get away from brick walls, street cars nnd cabs, out of
sight of tlir peripatetic boot black and newsboy, far from the
hand organ, the neniuit stand and the Itine ant peddler and
live in the country, which nature lias garnished with bounti
ful hand. The iiieie thought of mountain stream, a camp
In the wood, deep pools and shady nooks, a moonlight Kail
on placid lake and however great the imagination, actually
Mm,' there Is a thousand times better. The iiiestion U,
"where to go" and "how to go."
You can find out by consulting our agent at II, ,V M depot
or clt) ollice, corner O anil Tenth streets.
The Following Cities
I ) E N V E R JM IN N E A l'O L I S
ST. I'AUL I DEAHWOOD
Can your favorite resort lie reached without passing through at lcatt
ONE of them? I3fA Voki to tiik Wise is 'El riur.si."
Gen Passenger Agent,
MTXBCyteJlif inBBjCT-timfl-''- " ?ystMfci- - Wt
OF HARD COAL.
Office 1 134 O Strati,
"How to Go.
Are ALL on the Burlington.
CHICAGO I l'EORIA
SI" LOUIS I CHEYENNE
A. C. 2IEMER,
City Passenger Agent,
1001 0 Street.
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