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THE SHAM BATTLE!
X The program for the 4th of July has not. been com plet 3d yet. The Committee is hard at> work. One thing is definitely arranged and that is the SHAM BATTLE. I The NAMPA and PAYETTE Militia Companies will be here and participate in a spectacular and realistic exhibition; vividly portraying the gallant boys in blue under the starry fir g in the stirring days of 9 76 and *61. This will be something unusual and like everything else it, will be absolutely free. If you don't, come out to see this you might as well take enough paregoric to make you sleep all day. ne Rate for Round Trip on O. S. L. is come, so ham is boiled, potatoes cooked and a can of tomatoes opened- all the camp can furnish is produced and enjoyed: all dishes cleaned logs are rolled a iound the cheery camp fire. We honored by a visit from our J Six Weeks V Camping Cut (Written for the Gem State Rural.) Continued from last week. a.e solitary friend, and our concert opens with a banjo solo, follow .1 rest by the sway U ' and the ripple by 1 he Star spangled Banner, ,y ' Then "Good and old favorites. Nitrht," with the promise, that there would be boughs furnished, j hen all in the morning plenty of fir to make soft beds. were in g of the boughs of the br ok. call it was a "What pi ns / Next morning fron one another. the day?" Jack and Jim fishing; Koy and for going were miles to a two Diana will go farm for milk and buttei, and Lou wi Bert, go Mab. oandy huckleberrying, Cobb will camp and prepare supper and Mrs. Mr straighten • for six remian, the valley; he was to bring his and some friends, on the mor-1 row, logo to tne finest buckle berry patch. They were to bring some saddle horses, and a double seated rig and with our conveyances, the crowd could go, - and spend with The day passes all too approaches, o'clock. rapidly, bringing to camp, our successful berry-pickers, evening and fisherman Koy and Diana with a glowing account of their visb; they had met an old friend who lived up and take lunch alon the day. Our spirits rise of what the < T called out, "here they come." We turn out double quick, to find it is a false alarm, we hurried ami scurried aroun i, ready, just then our si (r ht Thero morrow is to bring forth. After games are the order of if we supper, the evening: it seems as had only slept an hour, when a voice got all friends hove in much handshakin was at meeting, all talk.ne to 2 ther. At last it is arranged, so nn ted. others tn vehicles, our , pleasure C T moun hoofs seomed scarce to We horses touch the grou d. reach dozen Uncle Sam s meadows, a springs take their rise at the top. How in different gulches, till they meet and form a mea dow, surrounded by large pine trees, and in the thickets what patches of buckle berries! can pull fastest and eat and just from under our feet | spring six grouse th season to shoot It is nearly evening before »e gat hei lound the spread, hungry as hawks. and exhibit the contents of our pails, so many vari-ties, some nearly as large as cherries, and all luscious. The whole party return to camp for the evening-; each one must Who most, too early in contribute towards the entertain the chorus singing was accompaniment, We arranged for a day's fishing at Bogus creek. öo days and evenings passed, improving the golden moments, drawing in health with every breath. Some friends hearing of the joyous tune we were having, camped by, then the v**nng made the Old woods ring ment, fine with guitar folks with A month passed and we lelt it was only a day, we close their shouts, laughter and mirth ns if must stav another week; we have provisions The men brought in grouse and As we were talk fish in plenty. ing and planning-, in came Roy with a bear; only weighed 250 pounds, he had just shot it, the finest tenderest meat; what a penses, and as our turn each slipped a dollar or two into madam s purse. The subjoined contains a lull list of our paraph ernalia: 2 pocket lined tents, sheet iron stove, camp oven, bake pretty, >oft fur, a full grown cub. He told us in his excitement that he shot at a black stump three times, thinking it was another So we stayed six weeks hear. and every minute was enjoyment. Fifty dollars covered all the ex came, we tins, cake tins, dish pan, sauce and frying pans, enamel pans, platters, pie plates, coffee pot. water pails, .wash tub and board, axe, shovel, saw, hammer, nails, boards for table, white oil cloth, kettle tor hot water, grub-box, 1 sack each corn meal, graham Hour and germea. 10 lbs. each beans, nee. salt and 'ard. 5 sa^ks flour, grape nuts, yeast, baking powder, tomatoes, corn, matches, candles, cocoa, pepper. St. Chas. cream, cheese, macaroni, devilled ham. chipped beef. ham. bacon. of dried frui's. canned and je 11 V. 50 lbs sugar. 5 lbs. butter, ft lbs. coffee. 1 lb. tea. varietv fruit