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Beware of the Old-Timer Who Would
Advise You. Be la Absurdly Numerous — Use Common Sense aud Do Not Go Burdened Down or So Lightly La den That You Will Freeze. Mount Desert, July 20.—After you save made up your mind fully to go ramping and have spent all your spare time and most of your vacation money In getting together what you fondly relieve is as complete and compact a kit of camping utensils as can be found anywhere, some friend—a veteran ' camper himself—will come along, take one look at your outfit that will *»«teT the bottom right out of your nice little casting pan and command you to throw the whole thing away. “I thought you were going canp ing.” he will sneer. “I didn t know you intended to open a department Uore out in the wilderness. Then he will pick up your trim little oil stc it that you have spent four de> s and in getting and he will hold it at arm's length, so as not to be con taminated by it, and he will ask why yen Mid n’t get a blast furnace or hotel 1^*^ “The first time I went camp _i says to you. "1 was fool enough .'one of those things myself. I jed it witu an axe the second time it. I wouldn't have one of them ' they made ’em in sterling silver, lare all right to look at, but when nes to cooking anything on them, they are not as good as a Japanese JNow what you really want is )f those Dutch ovens. They can’t >uched for cooking anything ya”. shoot or catch. If 1 were you I * % ~ K>r ‘ , A PUG IS A NUISANCE._ would get it exchanged before I started. ” GOES THROUGH THE WHOLE LIST. After that you will begin to be suspi cious of your trim little oil stove and will have about decided to exchange it. when vour friend the veteran camper turns himself loose on your carefully selected bedding. In two minutes he figuratively has torn your blankets in to ribbons, he has punched all the soft plumpness out of your fat littlb pillow, and he has wooed you from the cot you ♦ ►%j5|ght so much of before he came to Inspect your layout. So he will go if through 'all the list of your purchases Shikar ceri Eg a tin pan one moment and ^Hffecking a coffee pot the next. It is best not to pay too much atten tion to your friend the veteran camper He is a necessary evil of camping, and there are lots of him. If you give heed to them all you will either go upon your little outing clad in a wistful yearning smile and an automatic reel, or else you will start equipped for a six years’ expedition with an army train in your wake. • FUG DOGS NOT NECESSARY. For a quiet two-weeks' vacation spent under a tent that is pitched out in the woods or by the banks of a lake or . stream, too great car- cannot be taken <n the selection of your outfit, but there ! julep bed* wayjtg In all parts of the! j __a>f sjiu V *iu be good exercise | j for your friend/* to go out and har^sst a little before dinner. ’ j SOME THINGS TO TAKE ALONG. 1 Although ni,ne-tedths of your advis ers will tell yf>u to the contrary,'taever-! theless the articles which you Bhould take with you on your camping expe- i dition are nearly as many as these which you should leave behind. The things which are most essential neces sarily depend in a great measure upon the location of your camp. For in- j stance, if you are going far into the j North Woods, where the nights are 1 likely to be cold, a larger supply of , blankets than would be required along | the coast is needed. And. on the other hand, rubber blankets are imperatively necessary along the borders of an in land lake where the dew is extremely 1 heavy, while in a dry country they j would be only a burden. i Nowadays the sportmen’s supply! houses furnish everything that could thing! more serviceable than the $15 dollaif cases—the next most necessary articlnia a camping companion. If you yearn \o reduce your weight get one who will wash the dishes with a meat axe or. will spend whole days trying to avoicFbuilding the fire or chopping the wood. If you want an anti-fat remedy, get some one who will lean helplessly on you and can’t tell a tent pin from a hard boiled egg. There are lots of them to be found. They will help you to discipline your tem per. For useful articles of wearing ap parel a sweater stands at the head of the list. It !s like whisky. It keeps you warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. It can be used as a pil low, a blanket and a bathrobe, and it cannot be injured by anything short of a conflagration. A couple of pairs of old trousers, a pair of overalls, an old soft hat, a short, thick coat and a pair of heavy, thick shoes, moderate A FRIEND WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE NOt BOUGHT THE RIGHTJTHINGS._ r ->ssibly be of any service to a camping party. For $15 an entire kit of uten sils can be bought. It includes all ar ticles except the tent and bedding. The complete equipment is packed in a compact telescope case not much larger than those used by traveling men. and includes a stove and oven to be placed over a brick or stone stove, a basting pan. hatchet with detachable handle, three frying pans which can be folded up wheu not iu use, a dark lantern, pepper and salt bottles, a strong carv ing knife, tin plates, cups and saucers and knives, forks and spoons sufficient for eight persons. The complete outfit does not weigh sixteen pounds, i The best and most serviceable tent ' is the regulation army tent, with wall and fly. One 9 feet by 12. which is ; large enough to shelter four persons comfortably, can be bought for about $25. including a fly of eight-ounce army duck. WHAT TO WEAR. Having selected a tent and vour utensils—and it is difficult to find any f weight underwear and cotton, socks should complete your wardrobe. For two persons going on a two wceks’ trip fifty pounds of flour half of it being graham, should be carried along. Little fresh meat is necessary, but ten pounds of bacon, to be used for ! frying and shortening bread, should be Included in the list. It will be found to be a great deal more convenient than lard. Beans are a staple article. When the larder runs low they will fill a void which nothing else can. They are easily carried and do not take up ' much room. ESTIMATE OF THE COST. ' Ten pounds of rice can be used prof itably and also five pounds of rolled cats and five pounds of rolled wheat. Peaches, apricots and raisins are not absolutely necessary, but they are pal atable. and. like the beans, are won I derfully “filling.” Five1 pounds of each j will not be too much. It is always better to have too many blankets than not enough, and four of ‘ » » TRUST TO LUCK FOR FINDING BEDS OF MINT. / --- i " - ; I ' is no wisdom in worrying yourself into nervous prostration over the advice your friends who have been there be fore pour into your ear. For example. * if a man comes to you and warns you against a pug dog in camp because his • wife tried it last year there is little necessity for you to go around getting the latest quotations on pugs. Lots of kind-hearted persons have been per suaded by their wi*es to give their ef fete pugs a little glimpse of roughing it. and they will tell you with sobs and profanity that they would rather cha peron a farm full'pf fresh air fund B—ingsters than or>v adult pug dpg. can upset more plafce and milk-cans n a flock of elephant's. The pug is i article of your equipment which uld be left unanimously at home, t will not be necessary for you either bow a mint julep bed in the front d of your camping ground. Your ,nds who are coming to visit you r Sunday will try earnestly to per <}e you tar, but you should resist xn. Theje are plenty of wild mint M ▼ W v v MV J TAKE FLENTY^F BLANKETS. V 1 I them, ea \J seven feet square, will be sufficient pr the coldest nights. Witfc.il Jderate tastes and thirsts two ould be able to get two weeks sport and grin strength and at a cost of not more than $50 e. CHAUNCEY SHRADY. •annot be your wife.” she mur in reply to his ardent wooing; cannot be that. But I like you, and will be a sister to you.” ke turned away. 'thank you,” he replied, as he picked up his hat. “I wkas born in Chicago. That ‘brotherly love' busi ness is too Philadelphia for me.”—Phil adelphia Bulletin. ---& -- Shade of Shakespeare—Who is this approaching the Elysian fields? Virgil—That is Prof. Gumperdorfer, j the great German critic. Shade of Shakespeare—Ah! Now I shall have a chance to find out what I | really meant when I wrote “Hamlet.”— Puck. CONEY ISLAND DOWN THF Manhattan Beach, July 23.—It is all “Coney Island,” though they like to call that strip of it where the big hotels stand Manhattan Beach. “Coney” means the merry-go-rounds, the rifle ranges, the cane tosses and the Ferris Wheel, but Manhattan means a* long stretch of beach with Sousa wafting music from an inclosed pavilion and the hotels stretching along for a mile or so. with big ex otic gardens and asphalt walks be tween. To Coney “the people” go. but if the. people who, spell themselves out as Politicians or Plutocrats accidentally get to Conety they take the little sea beach railroad (the little road that pays its entire season’s expenses in one day and is clear profit to the Corbin estate all the rest of the season) and are whisked up to Manhattan-only two stone-throws further on! Manhattan Beach, though no fault of its own, is famous for its politicians and its political deals. Lying as it does at the entrance to New York Harbor, it is a convenient runaway place for those who want to walk to gether alone and unsuspected. And, shielded as it is by Liberty, whose pro tecting arm almost overshadows it, it seems in all ways an appropriate place for the politician and his summer pre ferments. Here Bryan was taken hist summer. And here Altgeld and his wife spent the Fourth this year, run ning to town only for the Governor s Fourth of July oration. It makes no difference what the poli tics of the man, he goes to Manhattan. Senator T. C. Platt, the “Boss,” as his friends and enemies call him, skipped straight from the Senatorial halls to Manhattan at the "'lose of the session, giving New York the ‘ go by.” Former Governor Roswell P. Fiower is also prominent among the summer men. He is a short, fat man. almost square in his proportions, with a face like a rosy apple. Politics may come and campaigns may go. but this Flower is ever blooming. He is democratic, too, in his tastes, in spite of his "bar rel,” and eats plain food and enjoys himself in a plain way. At the table his one peculiarity is wanting “a whole one.” a peculiarity which is catered to by the waiters. At every dinner a whole fish and a whole duck are placed before him. He likes to carve as he eats, and. though not Manhattan’s proudest, is certainly a good apprecia : tor or line rare. Quigg, “the new boy,” is always a I prominent figure here—never far from | T. C. Platt—and then there are lesser ; lights coming and going. The Manhattan gir> is legion. She comes down in the afternoon witht-her best beau, and often with a chaperone also. Frequently she is one of a jolly party. They go in bathing, afterwards dine on the broad piazzas, and end by seeing Hopper’s “El Capitan,” or watching the “fireworks.” a regular summer feature of Manhattan. Marriages are made in Heaven, tut matches do not seem to be made at Manhattan. People go there for a good time and to flirt desperately, but they do not seem to speak the little word there. To Manhattan’s credit it can be said that they get ready to do ! so. but' there is such a jolly party al ways around that they get no chance. If looks could propose many a vital question would be settled in one cf Manhattan’s mystic evenings. A mighty effort is being made to get the McKinley-Harna social set to come to Manhattan for the month of August Daily letters are sent to the President from here, and one sportive young wo man went so far as to snap a camera upon her associates as they were bath ing in the serf to send to the Presi dent She received an acknowledg ment that her pleasantry wa3 appre ciated. The summer man here is rather un happy. That is because Manhattan is expensive. It is < cheap getting here and the air costs’ nothing. Neithe- is there a tariff upon the waves of the sea breezes, bat the trouble is that there f are so many chances, nay, obligations, to spend money, ft is from ctama to bluefish and from biueTish to chowder and back again to crabs, and so on, until the summer man feels like a pordigal deprived of his patrimony. “It comes high, but we’ve got to have it,” must be his consolation as h* fin gers the check. Later, when he thinks it over, he decides that it was dirt 1 cheap at any price—if only for the ( paradisical remembrance. HARRY GERMAINE. WOOING ON THE HILL Was Rudely Interrupted by a Stern Pa rent. Hand in hand they strolled through the fields toward the upland pasture, where he told her they would be able to see for miles and miles along the beautiful shore of the lake, with its villas here and there, j Its resorts along the beach and Its little ; white towns dotting the gren stretches and helping to form a panorama whose equal was not to be found upon every con tinent. ‘‘And so you loved me from the very j first moment that you ever saw me?’’ she said, with a radiant look upon her sweet, freshly kalsomined countenance. "From the very first moment,” he fer vently replied. He was young and unused to that sort I of thing. Young, inexperienced fellows* always be I come fervent when, women who know j ; things look into their eyes and sigh. "Ah, you trifier,” she said, with a pout. ! "Dariing!” he cried, "do not say that! ' You know that I am fearfully in earnest, j Ah, how terribly in earn—” But he had been gazing so intently at her that he had not seen, the ant hill in ills path. After she had helped to pick the burrs out of his hair he went on: j "Do not say that I trifle! No man was ■ ever more In earnest than I am now. Do not Judge me by others. Was your first husband cruel to you?" 1 Her gaze rested upon the turf an^^he was silent for a moment. Then, witl^an. ! effort, she replied: "Yes, he was very, very cruel!" ‘‘Ah, the wretch!" exclaimed the young man. "I cannot conceive of any one be ing unkind to you. It seems to me as if even the birds of the air and the beasts of the field must worship you. In what way was he cruel?" ‘‘O, in a hundred ways," she said, with another sigh, “but let us not talk of him. Let us only be happy with each other, and enjoy the beauties of nature that are ! spread out before us. Do you know that ! I think you are the most handsome man I i have ever seen?” No woman had ever before called him a man, and a thrill of ecstacy passed l through him. He was ready to fall down at her feet and worship her, but he had al ready lost on suspender button and there fore dared not assume the risk. At last he said: "Darling, let us be married at once. Do not compel me to wait until falL” “Ah. you foolish man”’ she replied, “why are you in such a hurry?" "I can’t live without you,” he answered, "Say that you will not compel me to wait.” "Well,” she said, with great reluctance, “if you insist upon hurrying I suppose I must humor you. How would a week i from next Thursday suit*” He was unable to catch his breath for a minute, and when he did so. he said: “Ah. you darling. You dear girl! How 1 good of you!" Then they stopped and hugged and kissed ! each other, and might be at it yet ,but for ■ the fact that his big, unsentimental fath er popped out of a fence corner and graty j bed the boy by the nape of the neck and whisked him almost out of bis knicker ! bookers. * IWhen the dear girl recovered from her surprise she was alone, and the next time / / she met her "trifler" he had whiskertftand' three children. Also a pretty wcll-groinui ed idea that he had once come within ^ ace of making a fool of hinuelf.—Cievc^ land Leader. A TERRIFIC °H AIL STORM. “Talk about hall storm?,’’ said Col. Mar tin. of Lafourche. to a New Orleans N w Orleans Tlmes-Democrat reporter, “the worst worst hailstorm I over saw occur red in my parish fevtrdl weeks ago. and without exaggeration the hail stones were the largest on record, at teast In the an nals of the Lafourche pariah. A peculiar feature of the storm was the fact that upon the Arcaria plantation of Mr. Price the stones were as large as hen’s eggs, completely stripping the car.o and other growing stuff, breaking the glass upon the \ sheds and sugar house and causing se vere injuries to a number of negroes who were in the held. The dropping of the hall sounded like the bombardim nt of a bat tery of .artillery, and when the storm ceas ed, is was found that nearly eighteen inches of hail had fallen In a particular spot upon the plantation. This was ascer tained by the meaauremen of the deposits in several cane carts which were in the storm. In order to preserve some of the enormous stones Col. Will Price had the hands shovel several tons into hts cold storage room, and they are still there, al though mort- or less frozen Into an almost indistinguishable m is* of ice. These state- 1 ments will be vouched for by any person upon the plantation. It was a remarkable storm, and for a we»k after the hail fell it was a serious question as to whether the cane and corn was not entirely killed out." -o PRESENCE OF MIND. They were Just about to retire when the youngu sister suddenly caught the elder by the arm and gave a frightened cry. “What’s the matter?” demanded the elder. “There’s a man under the bed! I’m sure there is!” exclaimed the younger. “Hush,” returned the elder, with the air of one who knew how to act In an emergency. "Is the door locked?" “Y-y-yes," answered the other trem ingly. •'lood. Just put your hark against nd brace yourself. We’ve got the an who’s been Rt this nnwchore this Hummer.”—Chicago " I 1 <P' " ! • ]>•■• and >•■'■'■ \Mi^B;T»vJ tlf HIXI.I. .IMIKH^BB any soul, you km.w. and tired having my decks IdoH consignments of mere techB troit Journal. 1 ]!' I n1 * uni that is uquiic a rompo-t r. She Y< s; »-h<* composes part of what you sop of her every mon^j ing.—Cleveland I/eader. Grand Vizier—Oh commander of th€ faithful, what disposition is to be made of the Grpek prisoners? The powers de mand that they shall be well treated. Sultan— H’m! Is there not a phraM in the speech of the Infldel^dogs. "Did n’t do a thing to ’em,” fhe ocult signifi cance whereof is contrariwise?” Grand Vizier—O sublimity. It is even so. t Sultan—Allah be praised! I>et It be so written to the powers, and deal with, the Giaours even according to the com mand of the prophet. — New York Truth. First Farmer (at railroad station)— You’re a fltrmrg too, eh? Second Farmer—Yes; been farmin’ a good many years. First Farmer—That so? Glad to meet you. Where is your farm—In the flood district, the drought section, the gra*» hopper region or the cyclone belt?— New York \V<ckly.__ DISASTROUS.