The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 10, 1897, Page 9, Image 9
' nw jp-'itr H(!JJV THE COURIER. ,9. , S&SSsisi SflSisSSS 23SSg ttf THE CJ?ETE CHAUJAUQUTl While nil Nobraska is scorching, there in ono place whoro ample shailo and cool river breezes abound and bring rest and comfort. It is tho beautiful spot near Crate, half encircled by the Blue, on which the Chautauqua grounds are sit uated. And it is more beautiful and more delightful than ever this 3 ear. Greater care has been taken with tho grounds than in time past. The lawn is in better shape, the trees trimmed, the lower park cleaned aud freshly BoddoJ. Indeed this last spot which here-to-fore has been rather neglected on account of its lowncss this year is the most de sirable ground of the entire plao?. Here tho Hall in the Grove, as it is called, has bean repaired; now benches havo been put in, and places cleaned for tents. Other improvements have been made on the Auditorium, the Dining Hall, the walks, the pontoon bridge and in many places. Tho whole ground givos tbe camper a sense of rest and coolness Mies Marian Treat has made herself u favorite ut Crete as sho does wherever sho pines. Sho is rather reserved at first acquaintance, but u bright conver sttionnlist. Her singing in Lineoln at commencement time of tho State Uni versity struck many a? being rather cold, but tho6o who have heard her ut tho Chautauqua the past week havo re versed the decision. She fully demon strated that she hns a voico which with greater maturity will place her among tho leading singers of tho west. Her voice is flexible and powerful; sho is a beautiful woman and her stage presence is very impressive and winning. received last joir that they feel perfect ly at homo this season and show moro of their sunny southern nature than would otherwise bo possible. Mr. Moo:o sscnnd has?, ia loadr of tho group, and ho has so long and serious a face that you think tho responsibilities must be heavy. When he announces tho selec tions he pulls his chin down ami his eye brows up until ho looks likeaChiuitman Hut lie seems to take great delight in announcing his wife, the leading soprano, whose stige nnmo is Miss I'almer a de lightful little lady as bright and charm ing socially as can be, with tho compuls ion of u mulatto, dark sparkling eyes, and not tho least noticeable trace of llu negro twang in her voice. The leading alto is as dark as Miss Palmer is light, and has a deep rich vobe. Mr. Wash ington, leading bujso, is as black as coal and several inches over six feet. Ho is utterly unconfcious of tho audience. Bonding his voico rolling up and down tho platform and see-sawing through ull tho movements of a camp meeting enthusiast. Maro. the Wizard, who gave three en tertainments of mngic tho first of tho week is an interesting character. Ho is a very young man whom you would ncver'take for a magician. Most people's conception of such artists is based on the pictures of Herman the Great, whose face resembled that of bis satanic majesty about as much as was possible. But Maro is a surprise to one with Buch an idea. Ho has a round face with light curlv hair and looks more like a colleeo student than an adept in mag c. A group of six boys about a tent noisi Iy eating dinner recalls tho expenenco of a certain minister from ono of tho smaller towns of the state, who several years ago brought about twenty boys clown to the assembly. Tho man was tired and overworked and needed rest badly, but ho was so generous hearted that when somebody suggested his tak ing tbe "Boys' club" of his church to tlin f!hniitiKiii!i hn tnnk nri with thf 110 idea and carried it through but to his aud perfect content the moment bocro3- probably studies and works harder than infinite sorrow, as you shall see, sea the bridge and enters the gate. tho average student, Tor tie stiuts iiira- It took him two weeks to make pre, self up and practices the art for Lours, parations the tents, the gasoline stove . . lie says it iaes iuteen years 10 punci ThU we3kattheChatauquahas been 60mo tricks and that ho ip but begin- a week of "days" the Fourth, editor's ning. Some tricks ho hns worked on day, Odd Fellow's day and Chautauqua for years and never attempted before . . , , ,:...- - , tho nubhe. Maro is assisted by a man Uay. rjAKU U.13 Uu UUIIIJ, ojicia. r-i..- , - ,, cises and has proved a great success. The largjst crowd of this year, of course, camo on Monday. It was a crowd that came for enjoyment, a good rest, and an 03cap3 for a few hours from the ci'y. Many came down from Lin coln Saturday and apent three dayB on the grounds, while otheis came do.vn but for the day to row, visit friends, or attend the lectures and entertainments. No special attractions were offered on the.Eourth but simply an opportunity for quiet recreation. The Sunday service was one of the most enjoyable and impressive of the session. The dny was cool aud pleasant and nearly all tho church-gcers from Creta came over for the day. The time waB years ago when the grounds wero closed on Sunday as tight as a barred door, when who calls biouelt "The Riverself Whistler" and is really remarkable in imitating calls and cries of birds and fowls, Both Maro and his friend have made many friendp, especially among tho host cf children on the ground. Perhaps the people by whom tho Chautauqua is most thoroughly en joyed aro the .tired ministers of tho state whose only let-up from tbe year's work consists of the ten days spent on the grounds. It is their only chance for recreation and rest and up-lifting and broadening of the mind. And these ministers always come to Crete, 'or here they find a clean, honest pro gram, such as they want andneed.no sensational attractions nor noted speak ers that fail to show up, but lectures and class work on subjects in which they are vitally interested. They bri'g their families and spend the ton days and go back rofreehed ia body and mind. a cook, rood and canned goods- and then several day starting. Ho worked like a Turk getting away and in getting situated at tin grounds. Then his troubles multiplied a hundred fold. The boys were constantly gotting into mis chief or running risks of drowning in the river. They fought like little ter riers at their meals, seemed never to go to sleep till midnight and towako up with the sun. One of them made away with the assembly bell, another got into the food box, ate all the canne t green gage?, and had to be worked over all that night by the minister and bia wife to keep him from dying. There were constant jomplaintp, and all the neigh boring campers pulled out and left that part of the ground. Ihen tho boys" folks got to coming in and spending from three to four days with the part,. Tha provisions ran out and the minister was stuck for several dollars extra on food. The tovs wouldn't wort and he himself had to carry the water, build tho tires and do all tho little chore work. so that his rest, bis class work, acd his attendance at the lectures was cut short. Finally, after ther had been there a week, the party had their picture taken Many campers cook at their tents, but by a strolling photographer at fifty cent none wero admitted oral- a great number tike their meals at the a picture. It took two Lours of worry hall, and there is mucn com- and iretting to get th group together over the place. It was leased to tho minister in the center with tho Iwys hotel man in Crete who charges a gathered lovicL'lv about him. pnd tbe paper or a bit of mail came into the gCOti round price and furnisljes as scant ccok in a whit9 apron on the ltft. Every pla-e. But of late years with wiser and a table as poesib'e. Ho has tho people boy said ho would take one picture and " " Vu,oi m,,mnt ttm m-mindi there and thev havo to submit to the the photogiapher struck off two dozen, more liberal management the grounds enortion gomQ feff lnk a hrcakfast but when he came around the mini.ter have been open on Sunday as well as ot coffea and toast at their tents a found that the lads had spent all their other days, and tho method has proved lunch at noon of pie and lailk at a groc- pocket money, and that he had to stind lowed to go out from midnight Satur- dining day to Monday morning, when not a J ate) b2nefieial and successful. Last Sunday a praise servico was held at 8 111 the morning and Sunday school atDtfO. Then at 11 tho annual sermon was preached by Rev. Willard Scott. Thissermon is ono of the most enjoyable parts of the wholo assembly program. In the afternojn, the Slaytons gavo a sa:red concert o! melodies that helped the slaves of war times to hold up under their burdens, and at 5 a vespsr service was held at which Mis3 Marian Treat sang frcm the leading oratorios and English and Scotch ballads. Tbe evening service wai a familiar talk by Dr. Mac kensio on Ian MacLeran and the scenes of "Beside tho Bonnio Briar Bush" il lustrated by stereopticaa views. ery store on the grounds, and go over to a rival hotel in the city lor a good round dinner in the evening. Dr. Mackensie, by tho way, is a typi cal Scotchman, a native of Edinburgh and a graduate of Edinburgh Univer sity. He is now professor of theology at the Chicago Theological seminary, and his course of lectures on tho subject is one of the best features of this year. Dr. Mackensie has tbe brogue of his Up tho hill to tho west of tho assem bly grounds is a cemetery known as Riverside, and this is probably tho most beautiful spct about Creta. At the h'ghett point one commands a view of the Blue and and its val ey for many miles, s' retching away b.Hween banks of leavy trees andtie'd f waving prin. Tho city nestles in a big bend of tho river, hidden by foliage with hero and there a steeple ehawine, and up the op jiosito hills, the buildings cf Doane college. At one's feet tho river bends sharply formic g a bluff fifty ftet in height. Below aro the two iron bridgep, one a road bridge and the oth?r that of tho Burlington road. To the left lies tho Cbautiuqua grounds, a camp of cottages and white tents and trees and shade. The whole is a scene that one nover tires &f, and it is always visited by camper and people attending the Chautauqua. Speaking of this cemetery of "River side," there is one tombstone there that old campers generally point out to their friends. It is a small marble slab with the inscription, "Gone before," and be- "" . . . ,. ii:u.r.,i .. i;,.n me inscr ,c?rir " ,r,JD";,;h k nintoros of low the inscription a hand pointing U1UJ. Jc lJn , ,. flntvriYV:!' Prof. Henry Drummonu aim nas me same sunny disposition. Dr. Mackensie is a hard student, even here at tho grounds arising at five o'clock to pre pare for the day's lecture. downward. good for the two dozen at six dollars a dozen. That picturo broke up the party. When they were disclosed it was scon thst tho cook had sat too far to the left and only her apron appeared in the pic turo. That made her angry. She took it inti her head that they Lad done this on purpose, and picked up her thing and went homo. The minister and liis wife did the cooking their selve. for a d4V and a half longer, but tho wiftook pick. and that brought things ton crisis. They packed up that night and left, the boys cross, sun burned and dirty, the minister and his wife worn out, sick at heart, and at an expense of many dollars more than they bad counted on. And it is firmly believed by many that the cause of that minister's resignation a few months later and acceptance or an Iowa call, was duo to t at experience with those boys at Crete. Wabliinston filadden lias been unite a prom inent figure on tho grounds this week and hit lectures an social reform have been laixoly at tended. Tbey litre covered a wide cungo of subjects the corporation, tho city, tho rail way, the newspaper and the church. Washing ton Gladden is a trua reformer, and it sticks out all over him. Ho hat a clear, fearless eye and an open conatenanco and speaks with con viction on his subjects The Slaytons, by tho way, areas ttrik ing a group ot colored people as you could tind anywhere. 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