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The Ogden standard. [volume] (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, June 13, 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 19

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Tho society columns now are
taken up considerably with the go
ings of our fellow townsmen, who
will spend tho summer In Europe or
will take a trip to some fashionable
resort up on the great lakes or on
Puget Sound for a period.
For the man who wants to spend
his summer vacation that way we
have the profoundest respect and
wish him well. The writer sympa
thizes with those who spend their
vacations drinking tea and wearing
starched collars. He has done both,
but he likes much better to get out
on the water and ride through tho
waves. For others who liko the
same kind of sport, or who think
they would like it if they had a
chance, this article is written.
Every great city of America ll
situated on or near a navigable
stream; that is navigable for some
sort of craft. A craft, according to
the man who wrote the dictionary,
is a vessel, and vessel Is designated
(by the same man as being anything
that will flost, from an ocean liner
to a rowboat or canoe. Spending
your vacation In a row boat is rirst
class fun. t Is still more fun to
spend it in a canoe. But both those
conveyances require hard work If
one wishes to get from one plice to
another, so the writer would sug
gest using a motorboat.
With a motorboat one could have
more fun in a week than he could
In a year on an ocean greyhound.
Boating of any kind or. or Ameri
can waters has advantages. At a
summer resort you are In danger of
attacks by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes
do not fly over the water. In your
motorboat you can anchor in the
stream and sleep soundly at night.
On the ocean you get seaside.
When It comes to economy, trael
on tho river is much cheaper than
travel on land An automobile eats
I more benzine than a motorboat. It
costs many times more for the same
quality of engine. Motorboating is
the poor man's sport-
On tho river we have wonderful
scenery. The life on the river Is
clean. Every night you make a new
camp and you can cook your own
meal if you wish or eat at a river
town. You get up an appetite for
I your meals, too. and the vacation,
if you are an offico worker, does
-wonders with your health Those
who would rather go In a canoe and
take shorter stages are welcome.
Canoeing is fine sport, but Just now
we are talking about motorboating.
It is surprising how many spots
there are in America where one can
go in a small motorboat. Trips fre
quently are made down the Missis
sippi to its mouth, along the coast
to the St Lawrence River, up the
I rlver and around Nlagra Falls to the
great lakes, and from Chicago
through the drainage canal to tho
Illinois River, and back into the
Mississippi River again. The East-
V ern half of the United States Is an
Island without the Inhabitants
j1 knowing it.
What may be said of the large
Cities of the United States as ideal
pots from which motorboat trips
may be started also can be said
j about the smaller cities. Taking
ew York as an example, the cruis
er can ascend the Hudson or ride
farther out in Long Island Sound.
i cooking meals along the shore of
Long Island or Connecticut, and en
Joying life every minute. Every
Summer the Hudson and the Sound
I are filled with pleasure seekers in
their little boats.
If tho cruiser happens to live In
Pittsburg he can sail down the Ohio
or up two other big stream? vvhi. li
unite at Pittsburg to form the Ohio.
The White River runs through In
dianapolis and joins the W;ibash.
From tho Wabash entrance can be
gained into the Ohio and the voy
ager can float down the Mississippi
If he wishes. St. Louis the largest
city on the Mississippi. Is another
idea1 spot from which these Joui
nevs can be taken. St. Louis is Just
a few mile telow the mouth of thu
Missouri. A little above the Mis
souri is the month of the Illinois.
Down the Mississippi other little
streams Join it and finally the Ohio
Is reached. Rivers branch out on
both sides f the Ohio.
Anyone living In the Mississippi
Valley has the entire system of riv
ers of that valley at his disposal for
nothing. He can shut up house an 1
without paying high priced rent at a
summer hotel, can live In his motor
boat or carry a tent along, which
can be pitched at night.
A motorboat Is Impracticable
I What It means to be a harem
aride was told a few das ago at
the First Congregational Church in
a lecture by Mrs. J. T. Bodfish,
president of the women's missionary
! society of the church, who had at
tended the wedding of a Turkish
bey and one of his many brides.
The wedding, eald Mrs. Bodfish.
took place in Alexandria, where sho
was visiting at the time. "For a
long time," she explained, "we had
been seeing the most wonderful pro
cessions moving through the streets
-nd never were able to And out
op? what they were. Finally wo found
th they were the processions of brldcs-
to-bo going to the homes of their
for Prospective husbands, who already
j in might have one, ten or forty wives,
ytn "These processions are wonderful
gfg things to behold, with their long
qGI. tamel trains, the camels going along
n their slow fashion, trappings of
-eilt aud bangles and tassels, with
mart little caps on their heads and
tiny feather dusters on their noses.
1 j Ahead of the procession go the tom
tom beaters and a group of enter
IJgP tainerB, such as acrobats, dancers
9 W and snake charmers. Then, at tho
o&- rid of the long camel procession is
nt-' the closely curtained sedan chair lu
tlet which tho bride-to-be Is carried.
I" "As American women, we were
j did terribly anxious, of course, to see
lbs Just what a bride carried through
the streets In that fashion and go
ing to wed a man whom she had
never seen would be like. Also, we
wondered about the wedding Itself
and what sort of life the poor crea
ture was going Into.
"By the courtesy of an English
physician, our party four American
women was able to attend a wel
ding and get a glimpso of the real
life of these shut-in veiled women;
women upon whoso faces no man,
except their husband, may look, and
women who may look upon the
world only at rare intervals, and
then only through their heavy veiLi
or from their high up. overhanging
windows, women who live utterly
without hope or ambition.
"The process of wooing in Mo
hammedan lands Is extremely sim
ple and quite businesslike. When a
man desires another bride ho mere
ly communicates the fact to his
mother, who proceeds to look
around for the most likely person
for the post Probably she Is verj
exacting, according to her standards
mothers-in-law have that reputa
tion tho world over. But after she
has looked over the young woman
and duly considered her personal
attractiveness and the dower she will
bring, she makes the recommenda
tion to her son, and lu- and the
girl's father sign a marriage con
tract, which recounts how much
the father gives tho bridegroom for
marrying the daughter, und the
bridegroom thanks hlrn. and tho
formality Is ended. Tho time Is set
for the wedding. Next comes the
camel procession.
"Accompanied by our dragoman,
we went to the house of the bride
groom to attend the wedding I
mentioned. We entered a great room
on the first floor, and there was the
bridegroom with his friends around
him. all drinking coffee and smok
ing. The Koran prohibits the drink
ing of alcoholic beverages.
' Through this room we went
into another and then up five flights
of narrow stairs of stone. At the
top our dragoman informed us that
he could go no farther, as he had
come to the line beyond which no
man other than the husband might
pass. Left alone, we entered a long
bare sort of room, and were wel
comed by the bride's mother. She
led us into another great apartment,
where there were gathered all the
wives and their numberless prog
eny. For the most part they were
a dull, weary-looking lot of women,
beautifully dressed, with gold trink
ets on their hands, arms and an
kles which their husband had giv
en them In tho first Hush of tho
"Most of them seemed to be tak
ing the idea of a new wife as of lit
tle moment. They had gone through
it so often that one additional wife
made no difference. But one among
them, a line, spirited, handsome
young woman, made us know that
she was madly jealous of the new
comer. She could speak no word
thut we could Interpret, yet by tho
common language of emotions In
winch women of all countries speak,
sho made us know that, queer as it
may seem to us, sho loved-her hus
band, and did not wish him to add
to his wifely possessions.
At the far end of the room we
saw the new brldc-to-be. There was
no Joy In her face, and none in her
heart. She was half reclining on a
divan, while two black slave wom
en made her ready for tho coming
of the bridegroom.
"Presently, by a scries of wild,
unintelligible shrieks, the slave
women proclaimed that the brida
was ready for the bridegroom. Then
Ihe wedding least was served. We
had been told by our dragoman that
whatever of hospitality we might
be offered, we must accept or be
guilty of grave offense.. Imagine
our surprise when a slave woman
lighted for each of us a cigarette,
which, of course, we accepted. Whilo
we were ottered all manner of Turk-
A Vacation in a Boat Is
Little Developed in the
United States, Although H
Numerous Water Courses H
Make Method Practical H
w here : 1 1 r - are r:o riv-rs It Is a
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' ;' ; ' :'':'r':: one and Invite yourself to go along
. M ) . I ,
The motorboat can be used Sun-y'-
days for small outings, so when
- I time comes for the big outing of the
;$J summer, when the wife and chl-
- ' "" 'A --- ' 3Py D and friends want to go along
for the big frolic, the owner will
T know how- to run it and make re
pairs when anything goes wrong.
Fitch, the humorist, h as told
' many grievous experiences with his
motorboat, which wouldn't motor
when he wanted it to A motor
f i.oat is like a human being. It can
' not be operated unless the operator
knows how.
( If a man wants to go In a motor-
' r; V'- .. bo a and ami the shore at niht
gyg'SS'y be an iiK'ki (he trip after an initial
ffKj - -JIJ Investment of $200 or 1300 -and up-
t wards, depending on the stylo of
boal he wishes to buy. For real
M-. .; ' ' ! en i iii- .eb :i im-'-..h.v
:" 5 I,, be- .ie;:l : . i in
IIS i f S-.i-b' b 1 1 I r 'is of thn;-o
B-KwR- . m yachts alun;' the vlmre of Lake
"W owners ilso have houseboats and
-ISK live m the boats, moving them from
" ... J5s. '-f place to place with their yachts, or
' ' TT'' Iir,5:4 even living on their vachts part of
; -
ish sweetmeats, we were entertained
by tho dancing girls.
"Finally, when It was nearly
morning, there was a tremendous
clatter. Tho bridegroom was coin
ing. Even that announcement did
not arouse any Interest In th bride
The bridegroom came and, raising
her veil, looked upon her. He look, d
her over thoroughly, and decided
that she was sufficiently attractive
there Is no other standard for a
wife In a harem. Ho announced
that he received her as a wife, and
b. r mother went out on the house
top and proclaimed to the rabble on
the street below that her daughter
had been married by the great bev
Then the other wives anc their
children, chattering, filed out, and
the bride was alone with tho man
upon whoso face she never had
looked before."
It is claimed for Thomas Blades
of Yarwelli a Northamptonshire
village, England, that he is the old
est Odd Fellow In the world.
Blades, who is within two years of
being a centenarlana has just com
pleted seventy-four years' member
ship of the .Manchester Unity. As
a boy of 7 he was w rking for Is
Gd a week iii minding cows ami
scaring birds from crops. He Is
hale and hearty, enjoys bin pipe
and b lleves that the secret of keep
ing young is "a contented mind and
something In it "
After washing windows. If they
are rubbed over with a Cloth moist
ened with salt water, they will have
an extra fine polish.
the time
There are business men who work
In the city by day. In the evening
they ride across Seattle In street
cars to the landings, where they
take their motorboats and start
across the lake while supper is be-
ing prepared. They stop wherever
they wish and eat a real supper and
anchor where they will, and sleep.
The next morning they are ready to
ride back to town while breakfast is
being prepared. It Is a jolly life for
a few weeks It Is a change from
the natural humdrum of the day,
Motorboating is yet an undevel-
oped sport Few people realize the 1
Joys of motorboating and that is
why few participate in It
In several parts of the United
States there are motorboat clubs
which make annual cruises every
v ear. The Puget Sound is a noted
fairyland for motorboats. The
Sound Is so full of estuaries there
are continuous surprises for the man
making the trip.
But the interior of the United
States Is Just as well suited for such
trips and because of the warmer
days, time spent on the water is j
appreciated so much more, I
A tv plcal boat trip on an inland
water was taken a year ago by Jud
son H. Boughton of the St Louis
Yacht Club In the Elsa II. Bough
ton left the yacht club July 19 and
started up the Mississippi River
toward Lake Michigan by way of
the Illinois River, the Illinois-Michigan
Canal, and the Chicago Drain
age Canal. '
The trip to Chicago was made in
three am! a half days and there
was no railroad fare to pay. The
upkeep Is less by boat than by au- j
tomoblle and the fuel bill is less. 1
The crew of Boughton's vessel con
sisted of two friends and Bouyhton,
who was master owner and cap
tain. After reaching Chicago the M
party journeyed north through Like
Michigan and finally returned after
an enjoyable Journey without hay- j
ing been seasick or without having j
any mosquito bites. :
Mosciuitoes bite on the water only
after sunset when there is no breeze. j
That is a 'are occurrence on Amerl-
can streams A good "night's sleep H
was simply a matter of going to H
hel For although the temperature
WM m the nineties on shore, on the
water It was tempered. The boats H
were wall equipped with cots, so H
da- by day the captain and crew H
could sleep on deck if they wished. H
The trip along the river was H
livened continually with meeting
other craft, some largo and some ; H
ordinary rowboats. Young fellows H
,,th their best girls were enjoying li
the streams The Illinois-Michigan I H
( anal passes through towns, farm- j, K
lands and hamlets. The boat passed ; H
within twenty feet or cows who H
looked on interestedly as the motor
Chugged. Boys hanging to trees .
were overhead throwing out fishing
lines. The canal was built as a j
tow-path canal In and has
been partly filled In since It wa I
built Navigation would open it again
If the State cannot afford to Ira-
prove It without a guaranty of its

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