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The second annual boys' camp to be
given on Lake Plantaganet, Minnesota,
under the auspices of the boys' de
partment of the Y. M. C. A., will be
held this year from July 12th to July
26th. It will be open to all members
from the ages of 12 to 17 inclusive.
The Location.
Lake Plantaganet is one of a chain
of lakes in the famous Park Region
of Central Minnesota, and is located
about eight miles south of the town of
Bemidji. The lake is really a huge ex
pansion of the Schoolcraft river and
is three and one-half miles long by
two miles wide. The camp will be
located on a high and dry slope, hence
the healthy and pleasant climate. The
water is always clean and pure, the
swimming and boating the very best,
and the fishing all that could be de
Pour sixteen foot St. Lawrence river
skiffs will give ample opportunity to
all boys for boating and fishing.
Dining Tent.
The dining tent is a long three pole
pavilion 16x24 feet, and is fitted up
with four large removable tables. It
can be used for games during rainy
weather, and for jollifications, im
prointu concerts, etc., in the evenings.
Sleeping TentH.
The sleeping tents are 12x24 with a
2V6 foot wall and each will accom
modate seven boys and a leader.
Henry will again be in charge of
the culinary department, and all past
campers know this is sufficient guar
antee, that the eating cannot be beat.
Each camper should bring with him
an empty tick (to be filled with
straw), two heavy, dark colored
blankets, pillow, pair strong shoes,
tennis shoes, night shirt, sweater,
comb, towels, soap (in a tin box),
swimming trunks, needle and thread,
an extra suit of old clothes, an over
coat and a bible. All should be
packed in a strong wooden box.
"Cablegram"'—Whiskey and
Ale Mixed.
"Why is a cablegram called a cable
The question was asked by a man
who stood at a hotel bar and watched
the bartender as he poured whiskey
into a glass and then filled it to the
top with ginger ale.
"I'll tell you," said the bartender,
"and it's an interesting story. To be
gin with, a cablegram is distincively
a Missouri name for the drink. If you
were to ask for it by that name in the
East the bartender would whisper to
the porter:
"'Watch that guy he's gone wrong
in the head.'
"The name originated here in Kan
sas City, too. It was born down in
the North End, past the Fifth street
'dead line.'
"One night a 'hobo' was standing in
front of a North End bar. He drank
whisky and ginger ale until he became
drunk. He began amusing others in
the place by pretending someone was
trying to get him by cable. After a
while he imagined he was getting
cablegrams from all over the world.
About every 15 minutes he would re
ceive an imaginary cablegram and
read it. And that's how the drink re
ceived its name—a cablegram. It
gradually grew in favor and finally be
came popular on this side of the 'dead
line.' It is known now in many other
Bartenders have many theories and
ideas regarding the origin of the
names of drinks, but they are all
agreed on the origin of the "high
ball." The drink derives its name
from an old custom of the drink mix
ers. During their spare moments they
used to roll a piece of ice between
their hands until it was shaped in the
form of a ball. These balls of ice
would then be put away and kept in
reserve to drop into a glass of whis
key, diluted with water or ginger ale.
The drink came to be caled a "high
ball" because of the ball of ice float
ing high in the glass. The custom of
rounding the ice has disappeared now.
The ice is cut into small squares.
A drink that is distinctly Mlssouri
an is the gin rickey, which was named
for Joseph K. Rickey-, a lobbyist, who
was for years around the Legislature
at Jefferson City and finally went to
Washington. "Colonel" Rickey, as he
was known to members of congress,
was a famous story teller.. The gin
rickey was of bis own concoction and
took his name. He committed suicide
in New York In 1893.
The name "tin roof" can be applied
to any drink. The term was origin
ated in this way:
Many years ago a wag walked into
a barroom, that neither history nor
tradition locates, and said:
"Give me a 'tin roof.'"
"What kind of a drink is that?"
asked the bartender.
"Give me a glass and the whiskey
bottle and I'll show you," replied the
Then he poured a drink and after
swallowing it, started to walk out.
"What about the pay for that
drink?" demanded the bartender.
"Why, that's a 'tin roof,'" said the
wag. "It was on the house."
There are many queer, strange
names for fancy drinks that come over
the bar. The "Mamie Taylor,'' a
Scotch whiskey drink diluted with
ginger ale and flavored with a lime,
was brought to Kansas City by the
Tammany delegation to the National
Democratic convention in 190.
"Horse's Neck," a ginger ale drink
flavored with lemon peel, originated
in the Bohemian clubs in London. The
name is derived from the long, taper
ing glass In which it is served.
New Orleans is famous the world
over for its mixed drinks. An ex
pert bartender In Chicago has quit the
bar and spends all his time in con
cocting new drinks. He is now au
thority on the subject and issues a
"blue" book each year. In Europe
there is little mixing of drinks. In
Paris there are American bars that
cater to the mixed drink tourists from
this country.—Kansas City Star.
An Exception to the Rnle.
Mrs. M. H. Hutton, of Wallace,
Idaho, was one of the most successful
speakers at the recent conference in
Baltimore of the National American
Woman Suffrage association.
At a dinner in Baltimore Mrs. Hut
ton condemned the masculine habit of
throwing upon women the blame for
their misdeeds and misfortunes.
'The woman tempted me,* or 'It
was her fault,' said Mrs. Hutton—"we
hear too many masculine speeches of
that kind. And these speeches, in
vestigated, often fall to the ground.
"They are often enough like the ex
cuse a witness once offered in a crimi
nal case.
'You say,' began the cross-examin
ing lawyer, 'that you were out of town
at the time?'
'Yes, sir,' agreed the witness.
'Why were you out of town?' the
lawyer persisted.
"The witness, lowering his eyes,
said in a hushed voice:
'A domestic calamity had befallen
"Looks of sympathy appeared on
the faces in the court room. It was
felt that holy ground had inadvertently
been trodden upon. Now it was the
lawyer's duty to desist. He had no
right to air before a callous multitude
the most sacred feelings of the wit
"But delicacy was never a part of
the equipment of cross-examining
lawyers, and this one continued calm
'And what was the nature of that
domestic calamity to which you re
"'Must I answer, judge?' appealed
the witness.
'Yes, my man,' said the judge, in
a kindly tone.
"'Well,' said the witness, was in
jail for stealing a cow.'
Minneapolis Council in Almost
Same Fix as Grand Forks
in re Franchise.
[Minneapolis Journal.]
Minneapolis is entitled to a reduc
tion in the price of electric power and
light, says C. L. Pillsbury the electri
cal expert engaged by the council to
assist in the investiga ton of the
charges for electricity. Mr. Pillsbury's
report was presented yesterday at a
meeting of a subcommittee consisting
of President A. E. Merrill and Alder
men Piatt B. Walker and Wendell
Hertig, Henry G. Bradlee of Boston,
one of the high officers of the General
Electric circuit, was present at the
meeting. Another conference was held
today, and the same persons will meet
again next Saturday.
Mr. Pillsbury has presented a vol
uminous and somewhat technical re
port, which is described by Mr. Brad
lee as an able and comprehensive doc
In answer to the first question sub
mitted as to the amount of the re
duction in the new schedule proposed
by the Minneapolis General Electric
company, Mr. Pillsbury says that the
schedule offers slightly reduced rates
to the "short hour" incandescent light
ing consumer, and very low rates to
the "long hour" users of electric pow
He furthermore says that the prices
are not exorbitant in view of the com
pany's reports as to its investment
gross expenditures and net profits.
Accompanying the report is a table
comparing rates for electricity in
about thirty cities. Figuring on the
basis of ten lamps per 7% kilowatt
hours, one-half an hour a day, he finds
that eight cities have higher rates
than Minneapolis has, eight about the
same rates, and thirteen lower rates.
On the basis of 30 kilowatts a month,
or two hours a day, there are only
three cities having higher rates than
Minneapolis, and twenty-six with low
er rates. He explains, however, that
comparisons on the basis of rates are
neither fair nor satisfactory, as con
ditions vary greatly in different cities.
Mr. Pillsbury recommends that, in
stead of adopting the proposed sched
ule of the General Electric company,
limiting the maximum charge to 14
cents a kilowatt hour, with a mini,
mum of sixty hours a month, the city
require the company to make the
same rate for a minimum of''fifty-two
hours, for a period of a year or two,
after which, he says, there should be
a further reduction to 13^ cents a
kilowatt with a minimum a month of
forty-five hours. At the end of a
five-year period it is expected to fix
a new schedule by arbitration.
Mr. Bradlee is not impressed with
any provision for arbitration, and de
sires to have the matter of rates left
to an agreement between the city
council and the company. The alder
men are strongly in favor of insert
ing a provision for arbitration in the
event that franchise is granted. It
is understood that the franchise ques
tion will be taken up again.
flThe Evening Times is prepared to do all classes of work on
short notice and in the highest degree of workmanship.
^[The material in all departments is new and modern in every
particular, and each department is in the hands of the most skilled workman
that money could procure. We intend to please every patron by furnishing
him a little better grade of work than can be had elsewhere. Give us
a trial order. Call and see us.
JUNE 12.
1488—James HI. of Scotland died.
1665—New York City incorporated.
1683—London deprived of its charter
by Charles II.
1720—Treaty between Denmark and
1734 James Duke of Berwick,
killed before Philllpsburg.
1776—Declaration of Rights adopted
by the Virginia convention.
1786—Treaty of Hopewell with the
1806—John A. Roebling, builder of
the Brooklyn bridge, born. Died July
1816—General Pierce Augereau, Due
de Castiglioni, died.
1846—St. Johns, Newfoundland,
1848—Louis Napoleon elected depu
ty to French national assembly.
1861—Paper duty in Great Britian
1864—Battle of Cythiana, Ky.
1878—Wlliam Cullen Bryant, died.
Born Nov. 3, 1794.
1885—James H. Rutt^r president of
New York Central railroad, died.
1891—Zzar of Russia presented min
eral collection of Leland Stanford
1S97—Disastrous earthkuakes in
Central India.
Two Titles.
An American father had two daugh
ters, and when he died he left each
of them a large fortune. One of them
said to herself, I like society, I like
titles, and as there are no titles In
America I will cast my lot in foreign
lands. As she was rich and atractive,
it was not long before a titled gentle
man from France offered her his hand
in marriage. She accepted, the mar
riage ceremony was performed, and
she went with her titled husband to
Paris, opened a place and went in for
all the enjoyments of French society.
We shall not speak of the many
troubles which befell her and the dis-'
tress which her titled husband brought
upon herself and members of her
family in America. But the upshot of
it is that the Count has spent up to
this time something like 18,000,000 of
her estate, and besides has so outraged
her feelings by his attentions to an
other woman that she has brought suit
for divorce.
The other daughter said, I love the
simple life best, and I will consecrate
myself, my talents, my mind, my wom
anhood and my fortune to the good of
humanity. From that day she has
found her pleasures in doing good.
She has never been ostentatious she
has never paraded herself before the
public she has found no time for the
frivolities of society, for she has been
too busy in good works for such diver
sions. If she had any desire for a
title, save that which belongs to every
true American woman, the public at
least had no evidence of it, and yet she
has a title. She' is known throughout
the length and breadth ~of the land as
our uncrowned American queen, and
that title, which has been voluntarily
bestowed upon her by the American
public, is a title of honor- more rich
and worthy than any which has been
gained by inheritance or by marriage.
Which of these two titled women do
our American girls most admire? And
which has had the happier life?—
Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A charter has been granted in Okla
homa to the Pueblo, Oklahoma and
New Orleans railroad, with $3,500,000
capital stock. The proposition is to
build a railroad from Pueblo, Colo.,
to New Orleans, a distance of 1,050
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