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O FORM of American
summer vacation life
lias kIi own preater ex
pansion and develop
ment during recent
years than camping.
The appeal of this meth
od of getting back to
nature seems to be well
nigh universal. It as
suredly has no geo
graphical limits and it
Is not restricted to any
class of society. In
deed, strange as it may spem. many
wealthy folk who have long been accus
tomed to the acme of luxury iu their daily life
are now most enthusiastic about "roughing it" for
an interval every year. Perhaps the secret of
the conversion of these lovers of their own com
fort to the camping fad is found in the fact that
every attribute of luxurious life is nor found in
only slightly modified form in the unconventional
life of the realm of woods and waters.
There could be no greater mistake on the
part of the uninitiated than to supf-ose that
"camping out" in this twentieth century neces
sarily means the rather primitive ex
istence we have always been wont to
associate with the nomadic expedi
tions of hunters and fishermen. That
form of life In the open is still in
vogue among a steadily growing num
ber of devotees and they arc. one
and all, ready to declare that it is the
only form of camping worth while.
All the same these sportsmen-campers
who dwell for the most part in
temporary habitations of canvas,
brush or bark, are hopelessly in the
minority these days in comparison
with the new-fangled campers who
dwell in what are known as "perma
Theso permanent camps are in
many instances set down in surround
ings just as rustic and rugged as
could be found for the temporary shel
ters, but they are designed for longer
continuous occupancy. It is the per
manent camp which has been respon
sible for enrolling In the category of
campers hundreds and thousands of women who
do not like bugs and smoky Ores and other incon
veniences of traditional camp life in its more ele
mentary form. And because the women have
gone In for camp life in considerable numbers
and have, of course, taken the children to the
camp environment it has come about that the
average permanent camp, unlike the makeshift
affairs, is occupied for weeks or more likely
months at a time and. where circumstances per
mit, continuously from June to October.
The very term permanent camp Implies some
thing much more costly and pretentious than the
tent or tepee of the old-time camper, but while
this is usually the case. It is not necessarily so.
There are canvas abodes which rank as perma
nent camps, but they usually take the form of
"tent houses" rather than the hastily pitched
tent of the nomad. A tent house, it may be ex
plained, has the canvas roof and walls stretched
on an Inexpensive wooden framework which gives
a stability that is welcome when high winds pre
vail. Likewise does the tent house have a floor
iu the form of a wooden platform sufficiently ele
vated from the ground to dodge dampness and
most likely it has facilities for leading through
the canvas roof a stovepipe which constitutes the
tangible evidence of cooking equipment of a sup
posedly more dependable character than the open
campfire. In the less expensive grades of the
permanent camp. too. are bark houses that can
be constructed quickly and at a very low cost yet
will remain weather tight for months with no
Ascending the scale of expenditures, we come
to the cabins, the shingle houses and the stone
lodges that have become so popular as rustic
homes where the "camp" is designed as a family
abode for mouths at a time. And from these
camps, which may cost only a few hundred dol
lars apiece or at most a few thousand, we ad
vance to those marvels of the modern camping
world the log cabins of our multimillionaires,
wherein may be found all the luxuries from tiled
baths to electric lights. These present-day ve
hicles of the rich for "roughing it" In approved
fashion are really entitled to rank as marvels of
Yankee achievement. Some of them, such as
the "camps" of Alfred Vanderbilt and J. Pierpont
Morgan, are buried deep in the heart of the Adi
rondack wilderness miles from the nearest rail
road station or crossroads store, and yet house
parties of from 20 to 30 guests are entertained
at these retreats with all the perfection of detail
as to menus and service that could reasonably be
expected in a Newport villa.
For a temporary camp a single-pole tent with
a fly is the most popular. It has many advan-
more free from mo
campers try to get
Into the shade of
the trees and some
times make a mis
take in doing so.
On the building
and conduct of your
fire depends your
comfort In camp.
Never use a camp
stove If it can be
avoided. In much
of coastwise Alaska,
where the fuel is
often largely com
posed of crooked
porous alders, you
may need a Yukon
camp stove. In
0OYWNTE'f?3 iff CJMf9
tages. chief of which
are lightness and thp
fact that it is easily set
up. It should have a
floor cloth of good can
vas, to be tied in at
The bed of browse
or straw can be made
under this floor cloth,
so that the whole tent
is a bed. The pole should be Jointed and that is
the one concession to civilization, because you
might have to camp where you could not get the
right pole and because you cannot well carry a
full-length tent pole in a bag. And all your outfit
should be carried in a bag or bundle, without a
single box or hard package bigger than your fry
lngpan and kettle. The Indians would not have
dragged their teepee poles around with them had
they been able to get fresh ones at every camp.
Tent pins you can get In metal; but while they
are compact they are too heavy for carriage, so
these you must cut afresh.
In size your peaked top tent need be only
about seven feet square to accommodate two or
three persons. The fly will make a storeroom.
If necessary. These canvases will make Into
packs to hold loose articles. In case your canvas
pack bags get overcrowded. Of course you can
-camp without any tent at all. If you like. The
writer and a friend once spent a night In the Yel
lowstone park in winter, when the thermometer
was 26 degrees below zero and we bad no tent,
only a strip of light canvas. We dug a hole in
six feet of snow and kept a fire going all night.
That sort of thing is cold work, though a tent
would not have helped us much. The trapper,
who sometimes covers a hundred miles on his
line of traps, has lean-tos or log hovels with open
fronts, so that be caa keep a fire going in case
he has not a cabin or tent with a stove. Even
a good log fire does not offer complete comfort
in case of rain. Rainy weather is far worse than
cold weather and snow in camp and against rain
you must have some sort of a roof. Bark and
boughs sound well, but are hard to get into
practical roofing shape.
Your bed ought to be good, for if you do not
sleep comfortably you cannot enjoy yourself or
do your work. A good bough bed is difficult and
slow to make, although most writers prate about
it learnedly. Again, bay or straw may be impos
sible to secure. What then? An air mattress?
Certainly not for any old-timer. A good pair of
real wool blankets, weighing in the neighborhood
of 11 or 12 pounds, a heavy cotton comforter and
a long strip of wide canvas to roll it all up in
tight and snug and dry. and you have a cow
puncher's bed, the best outdoor bed ever yet in
vented, and good for any weather.
Observe, especially, that this canvas, which
folds in over your folded bedclothes, keeps out
the dust and the rain. Your bed should be clean
and it must be dry. Roll it tight and compact
and tie it snugly when you move camp.
Your camp site should never in fly time be
too near the water. Get up on the bluff where
the wind will strike you and you will be much
vww y the"
pretty much all of the United States
you will not require one. You do not
need a lot of fancy camp dishes, but
require at least one fryingpan. better
two, a sheet-iron coffee pot. riveted,
and some 6ort of cooking oven a
Dutch oen of cist iron, if your trans
portation admits It. Above all. you
should remember that your campfire
is not your cooking fire and that you
do not cook on the flames but on the
coals You bake with hot ashes
rather than with coals, because much
camp cooking is burned when hur
ried. Of course in snowshoeing and
camnlng In the winter time you may find it better
to suspend your boiling kettles over the flame by
means of long sticks thrust into the ground or
snow at the other end. Such a stick is called by
tho Canadian Indians chlp-lok-quorgan. In other
places it is known as a "crow." After your camp
is done you must be careful to throw this stick
down and not leave it standing, else you will have
In the eastern section of the country the Adi
rondacks, and to a lesser extent the Catskill moun
tains constitute the supreme paradise of the camp
ers, although there Is much camping along the St.
Lawrence river, in the lake district of New Hamp
shire and in the Blue Ridge mountains. la the
middle states the shores of the Great Lakes afford
one far-flung camp ground and one of the most
popular camping raeccaa in the entire world is
embraced in the beautiful lake regions of Michi
gan. Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the smaller
sheets of water seem to enable a closer acquaint
ance with nature In her most alluring form. Colo
rado has become a great camp ground for summer
tourists of late years and on the Pacific coast there
is no end of camping. AH sorts of settings are
available for the west coast campers woodland,
seashore and mountains, not forgetting that pictur
esque "tent city" which rises every summer on the
alluring Coronado beach, near San Diego. Cal.
ARMY'S NEW TELESCOPE.
After years of patient experimenting Dana Dud
ley of Wakefield, Mass.. has just had the satisfac
tion of having his "pan angle" telescope adopted
by the war department of the United States. The
invention is simple in its construction, yet. it is
said, may revolutionize modern warfare. It con
sists of reflecting lenses so arranged at angles in
a tube that persons or objects above or below and
on all sides may be viewed from a place of conceal
ment. The device as constructed for use in war
fare is arranged so that even on disappearing guns
or guns used in trenches and fired from any point
invisible from the exterior the operator may ascer
tain the location of the enemy, target or other ob
jective point without exposing himself. Philadel
IN A FIX.
"That clerk of mine is going to ask me for my
daughter. He ain't earning enough to marry ou."
"But if I bring up that objection he'll strike me
for a salary raise." Louisville Courier-Journal.
EAGLES IB MEET
WILL HOLD ANNUAL CONVEN
TION AT CHADRON IN JULY.
HAPPENINGS OVER THE STATE
What is Going on Here and There
That is of Interest to the Read
Fremont. Neb. Officers of the state
ledge of Eagles at a meeting held in
Fremont laid their plans for the an
nual convention, which will be held
at Chadron, July 14. 15 and 16. Fea
tures of the meetings will be an Indain
war dance and a trip from Chadron
to Hot Springs by an excursion, with
side trip to Deadwood and Lead. Mon
day night Fremont Eagles gave a ban
quet for the visiting officers and other
Eagles. The following responded to
toasts: Judge Althause of Omaha,
state president; J. M". Tanner of South
Omaha, state secretary; R. E. Landis
of Chadron, state treasurer; D. R. A.
Ames of North Platte. R. H. Switzer
of Lincoln, and C. H. Cbristensen of
Fremont, members of the board of
trustees; H. B. Fleharty of South
Omaha, Mayor Charles A. Tracy of
Benson, and Charles Huntingtom of
Omaha Aerie No. S3.
The progiam for the Chadron meet
ing is as follows:
July 14. Morning. 10 o'clock Busi
ness session. Reports of officers.
Afternoon, 2 o'clock Entertainment
by Indians, races, cattle-roping, exhibi
tion, contests. Evening. S o'clock
Exemplification of the work. -Cash
prize for best team work.
July 15: Morning and afternoon
Business. Erening Minstrel show by
Benson Eagles. Exhibition drill.
July 16: Morning Business. After
noon Automobile ride to-Bad Lands
and Indian reservatloa.
NEBRASKA HAPPENINGS. '
State News and Notes in Condensed
Federation at Pawnee City.
Pawnee City, Neb. The seventh an
nnal convention of the federation of
women's clubs of the First congres
sional district has been held in Paw
nee City during the past two days.
The convention closed Wednesday
evening with a large audience out to
bear Dr. Charles Fordyce of the state
university deliver his address on
"How to Preserve the Bloom of
Features of special Interest were a
talk on modern art by Miss Sarah
Hayden. a rper by Mrs. E. A. Bur
nett on "The Housekeeping Outlook,"
"Libraries of the State Institutions."
by Miss Charlotte Templeton. "School
Sanitation," by Mrs. John Crooks of
The entire program was Inter
spersed with music and readings
which pleased the audience. All ses
sions of the convention were well at
tended, twenty-two clubs being repre
sented by sixty delegates, while many
visitors were present.
Killed in Auto Accident.
Central City, Neb. Alex Lyon, m
local real estate dealer, was killed
Tuesday afternoon when his automo
bile skidded over an embankment
about seven miles east of town in
Hamilton county and turned over in a
ditch. There was about a foot and a
half of water and soft mud in the
ditch and Lyon was pinned down by
the steering wheel and death resulted
apparently from drowning.
Plowing Up the Fall Wheat.
Falls City, Neb. P. S. Heacock, a
miller of Falls City, and O. A. Cooper,
miller of Humboldt, were taken to
Rulo by Roy Heacock in an automo
bile. They found only a few small
fields of fall wheat. Most of it was
plowed up as being too thin a stand
for a chance at a crop. At Preston
Mr. Margrave told them that he had
plowed up 800 acres of wheat and
planted the land to other crops.
Bankers at Neligh.
Neligh, Neb. Group three of the
Nebraska bankers' association held
their annual session here Friday.
There were 163 registered. The morn
ing session was called to order by
President George N. Seymour of El
gin. Charles H. Kelsey of this place
delivered the address of welcome and
it was responded to by O. T. Eastman
of Omaha. George N. Seymour, the
president, delivered the annual address.
Boys Install Wireless Station.
Albion. Neb Two Albion high
school hoys. Max McGIll and Erland
Townsend. hivo installed two wireless
telegraph stations, one at the McGill
home and th" other at the hi?h school
buildings. With their instruments they
send messages, using the Morse code.
Their rece'vin? station is good for a
distance of S00 miles, but they
send messages only 100 miles.
Got Him Going and Coming
Chauncey Olcott's Denial of Identity
Caused Smart Young Man to
Lose Both Bets.
Chauncey Olcott is somewhat conscience-stricken
a rather unusual
thing for an actor and the cause of
his remorse came about in this way:
One afternoon while he was re
hearsing his company in his new play.
Ragged Robin," at the Broadway
theater. New York, a young man
whom he bad noticed in conversation
with two other men in front of the
theater left his companions and.
crossing the street, said:
"I beg your pardon, but are you
"No," responded the comedian, "I'm
"Then I lose my bet," exclaimed the
stranger, darting in front of a car and
rejoining his companions.
Mr. Olcott saw him hand one of the
men a bill, and. not wishing the
stranger to lose his money, he started
in pursuit to explain, but there was a
rush of traffic at the moment and he
lost sight of them.
An hour or so later Mr. Olcott was
walking up Broadway when the same
young man approached him with an
"Are you Chauncey Olcott?" asked
"Yes, I am, and I want to say that
when I told you a little while ago I
was not I didn't know you had a bet
"Well. I'll be bowed!" exclaimed the
stranger. "That's two bets I've lost
on you this afternoon. I just bet 'Jim'
here a five spot that you weren't
Chauncey Olcott, and I thought I had
a cinch." And he turned and walked
It's human nature never to be sat
'sfied with our lot unless there's a
lot of It
Fairbury. Neb. At the special elec
tion called Tuesday to vote on the
proposition for Issuing bonds to the
sura of $133,000 to buy the present
light and water plant or construct a
new one. or grant the present com
pany a twenty-five year franchise, tho
vote was for the issuance of the light
bonds. 446; against. 214; for the is
suance of water bonds. 441; against,
221; for the granting of a new fran
chise. 195; against, 4S4. As it re
quired a two-thirds vote on the water
bonds, the proposition was defeated.
Employes Get Increase.
Galveston. Tex. The unorganized
employes of the Gulf. Colorado &. San
ta Fe's lines in Louisiana, Texas and
Oklahoma are to receive an increase
in wages. The increase Is 6 per cent
and affects nearly ten thousand em
ployes. Elmwood. Neb. Bonds were voted
here Saturday for a new school build
ing. Forty-one votes were cast against
the proposition and one hundred and
fifty fcr it
Miss Marie Hrobanek, a young lady
residing at Odell, was adjudged In
sane. Gordon Bowie, a resident of Schuy
ler, was killed In a runaway accident
Mayor Burrell of Fremont issued a
formal proclamation calling on Fre
mont to observe May 8 as Mothers'
Arthur Page of Norfolk, an inmate
of the Institution for feeble minded
youth at Beatrice, died of typhoid
The new German Lutheran church,
eight and one-half miles southwest of
Tecuraseh. will be dedicated on Sun
day. May 8.
The city, co-operating with the Fre
mont fire department, will build new
cement hose houses in the four wards
Mr. Kirk of Auburn, who was a sol
dier in the sixties, is at present dying
after many months of failing health.
He is one old soldier who never got a
cent of pension.
David J. Schnman, the ten-year-old
son of C. E. Shuman of Cedar Creek,
was run over and killed in the Cedar
Creek yards Tuesday morning by Bur
lington train No. 29.
The petition la bankruptcy of
Thomas J. O'Neill of Hayes Center
was heard at McCook before Referee
Gus Norberg of Holdrege. C. A. Ready
of Hayes Center was made trustee.
Fire destroyed a box car on the Bur
lington repair tracks at Wymore.
Other cars near were damaged some
what Sparks from the switch engine
were supposed to have started the
Tho Elkhorn valley association of
Congregational churches held the
twenty-sixth annual meeting in Ains
worth. There are twenty-nine churches
In the association and most of them
The body of the late Horace A.
Greenwood, who died two years ago,
which has been In receiving vaults In
Beatrice since, was taken to Wymore
and placed in the family tomb ia the
It is planned to spend 14.000 of the
money which will come to the city
from saloon license fees at Wymore
to build a new city hall, which is bad
ly needed. As yet no opposition to
the proposition has appeared.
A bronze medal, said to have been
given by the state of Nebraska to
Capt J. L. McDonaugh. Second regi
ment. Nebraska national guard, for
service in the Wounded Knee Indian
war of 1891, has been found In -Illinois.
Temporary repairs have been made
to the Burlington bridge over the
Platte, which was partially destroyed
by fire Sunday evening, and the com
pany is again able to use its own
tracks between Aurora and Grand
Martin Srouf, while at work on a
concrete bridge near Johnson, made a
misstep and fell upon the pieces of
rock eighteen feet below. His head
and shoulders were badly bruised and
his left arm was broken below the
Mayor Rutherford of Beatrice has
served notice upon Night Officer John
Murray that his services will not be
needed after April 30. This will leave
the city with but one night officer.
Insubordination is reported to be the
cause for the removal of Murray.
State-wide prohibition and woman's
suffrage and ways by which they can
better fight for these two issues were
discussed by officers of the W. C. T.
U. in Nebraska, who held their annual
convention In Fremont There were
about seventy-five state and county
officers of the W. C T. U. present at
Asher Grandstaff, the four-year-old
son of William Grandstaff of Alliance,
was run over and killed by a sand
wagon Wednesday. The child was
child was climbing up the rear wheel
of the wagon when Driver F. Ander
son started and could not stop before
the heart and lungs wcro so badly
crushed that the boy died within a
Frank E. Coffman of Lincoln proved
his friendship for A. W. Weatherly
of that place by submitting to an op
eration and giving about two square
feet of his skin to be grafted on the
body of Weatherly. The operation
was performed Monday morning by
physicians for the Burlington. Weath
erly was suffering from the effects of
a burn and grafting was finally de
cided as necessary to save his life.
The democrats of the Fifth district
are planning to have a big banquet at
Beaver C'ty the evening of May 16.
Governor Shallenberger. D. R. Suther
land an.l a number or other prominent
democrats of the district and state
will be present to give their views
of the coming campaign. It is expect
ed by those In charge of arrangements
that this will be one of the most mo
mentous gatherings to be held in the
Fifth previous to the formal opening
of the fall fampaign.
Owing to the fact that Superintend
ent Woodward of the state asylum
has refused to take any more Insane
people from Gage county at the pres
ent time, the county commissioners
are planning upon fitting up a room
in the court house where Insane peo
ple may be cared for until they can
By an almost unanimous vote the
Fremont Men's club decided not to
disband. It elected the following of
ficers for the ensuing year: President,
T. L. Mathews: vice president. W. H.
Buss; secretar-. J. A. Yager.
The subscription list circulated to
place the West Point speed associa
tion on a sufl!ently sound financial
basis to insure the success of the race
meet in July has reached the sum ol
$3,300, much more than enough to
guarantee the carrying out of the In
tentions of the management in a way
to reflect credit on the city and state.
The Knights Templar of Nebraska
City are preparing to have a big time
on May 5. They will Install their new
officers aided by a number of outside
members and state officers and follow
their labors with a banquet
THE WAY WE JUDGE PEOPLE.
Tft I K i
"You were very cold last evening."
phoned the young man to the girl he
bad called on. Then he added, anx
iously: "What Is the outlook for to
night?" "Fair and warmer tonight." came
the answer promptly. Judge.
Poet's Wife My husband read this
poem at a public celebration before
thousands of people. Alas! it was the
last poem he ever wrote.
Publisher I see. Did they lynch him
or shoot him? Leslie's Weekly.
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"Gruet Is a rery unobserrant man."
"You mean that he doesn't see th
same things that you do."
A mother of a seven-year-old lad
was dally expecting a visit from the
stork, and found the little fellow's con
duct so annoying that his father was
called upon to interfere.
"Hobby." said papa'mamma Is quite
111. and we are afraid that if you
are not a better boy and mlcd your
mother, it will bring on a crisis. Now.
my boy. perhaps you don't know what
a crisis is."
"Oh, yes. I do, papa." said Botby,
blithely, "it's either a boy or a girL"
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