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THE WEEK AT THE LAKES. Pleasure Seekers, Who Have Plenty of Leisure Time, Find All the Enjoyment They Want, And They Take Advantage of Their Op- portunities, Knowing That the Balmy Summer Wanes. Minnesota Fast Taking Rank as One Minnesota Fast Taking Rank as One - of the Leading Summer Resorts of the World. PLUNGE in the lake is quite the proper thing now. and those who do not avail them selves of the privilege of bathing are entirely out of the "swim." The camps near the Williams house turn i out parties of a dozen j or so. bothsexes.who ! .take a plunge in j the lake almost every even ing, providing that the weather | is favorable. They go in about | 9:30 and make the welkin ring with i their merry shouts and laughter. The I ladies up above the bridge generally in- ! dulge in a quiet swim about 5 in the j afternoon, although they sometimes de fer their bath until the shades of night ! have fallen, when the sterner sex are j invited. One of the young ladies, a vis- j itor from the South, became quite an ac- j complished swimmer after she had been i in the water but a few times. She takes ! the long sailor stroke, can swim on her ! back and float, but says she doesn't like , to dive. The (lark girls are by no I means backward in the art, and have several times invited their gentlemen friends, when, under the friendly guid ance of a chaperone, they all plunge into the surf together. Hops at the Chateaugay Wednesday night, at Lieps and on the barge Thurs day-evening ami the Saturday night german at the former place furnished amusement for the dance-loving public. The hotels continue well filled, but the registers show a falling off in the transient trade as compared with the hot v c ither. Although Thursday was rainy, towards even n; the clouds rolled away and a more d.dightful moonlight night for a OH! THOSE HORRID MEN barge party could not have been wished for. This was the first hop on the barge this summer and was well attended by the White Bear people, besides a num ber from Mahtomedi, Stillwater and Hudson. The fioor of the barge was a little damp for smooth dancing and the boat steamed up to the DeUwood pier, the remainder of the programme being finished in tl c club house. Those par ticipating w«rj as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Welsh. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. W. \V. Day, Mr. and Mrs. Swem. Blisses Turner, Bohrer, i Alice and Kidie O'Connor, Meyer, Fiske, Dodsworth, Titcomb. Hicks, j Wiley, Dorsev. Robert, Moore, and : Messrs. Lang.'Misser, McTaggart You Wedelstadt. Wight, Gray, Adlum, Robertson, Severance, Hopkins, Hein line, Blakeley. S. Fanl; Miss Fife, St. Louis; Miss T: vior, Springfield: Misses May, Griffith aid Welsh, Stillwater; Frank Farr, Juan Goss, Hudson and many others. AT DKLLWOOD. The following visitors registered at the club boose daring the past week: M. J. Bell and wife. Mrs. Dr. J. R. Dar ling, Miss Bell, Miss Louise Barnes, Nicholson Gillard, R. C. Mann, E. B. Ober, E. W. Sauford, C. P. Kline and Frank llurlev. St. Paul ; Miss Schaffer, Chicago; Mis's Dell Fiske, White Bear; G. A. Welch. Stillwater; A. A. Hop kins, Minneapolis; Ada Adelbertie Johnson, Chicago; John 11. Elder, Liv ingston. Mo.; F. W. Bathason, St. Louis, Mo. One of the most enjoyable formal affairs that ever occurred at the club j house took place Wednesday evening, I the occasion being a dinner party and reception given by George Henderson j and J. C. Robertson, in honor of a coterie of Southern beauties and their j friends, who are on a pleasure tour at , the Northern lakes. The party, which ' was chaperoned by Mrs. J. K. . Rogers, consisted of Miss .Jessie Matthews, Miss j Mason Rogers, Miss Gertrude Mat thews, all of Colombia, Mo., and John G. Groves and T. T. Crittendon. of Kan- j sas City. A number of visitors from | the Lakeside cottage were also in at- j tendance. The Southerners left with a j high appreciation of the beauties of White Bear lake and of the right royal ! manner in which they were entertained ! by their Northern friends. Owing to the frequent and disastrous fires which have occured daring the past week, Messrs. Henry D. Lang and G. Stivers have organized what they call the Matoska Club House Volunteer Fire department, and have adopted a uni- j form, consisting of a llamins red shirt. ' BESTDfO. with trousers and belt. Forty-nine bot tles filled with a liquid fire extinguisher have been hung at convenient places on the walls throughout the house and every precaution taken to guard against fire. The members of the club now rest securely, having implicit faith in the bravery and watchfulness of their brave volunteers. Edward Pease has spent the week at the Matoska club house. Messrs. Robertson and Severance gave a sailing party Tuesday evening to a number of the lake people from the west shore. THE HOTEL ARRIVALS. Williams House— C. W. Williams, Theo Killiner, .1. P. Muraford and wite, Mrs. C. M. Brooks, C. Wright. B. Wright, Lillie Grace, Katie Grace, Mac Butler, Selba Schliek, T. H. .Jennings and wife, B. G. E. Bean and wife, I>. Mussettor, K. T. Church, O. O. Bergh. A. J. Warn pier. Mrs. M. E. Mueller, James Lin don and family. W. D. Evans and wife, G. B. Ztunzer, L. Eberhart. B. Powers and wife, B. J. Powers and wife. T. H. Farlov and lady, Mr.«. W. S. Monroe, Mrs. it. S. Ash, E. Blrchall, W. 11. Cams, E. N. Butt, C. A. Keest, George March; Ellen McKollar, R. Smlshson, W. J. Murnane. F. A. Bristol, F. Schick, P. J. Geilc. E. H. Shaw, H. Lock wood, i. A. Meade, P. M. Wcdelstaedt, F. a. I Lindsay, D. P. Colville, Br. Wood, James | Blaikle. D. F. Colvflle. W. H. Mead, St. Paul ; j A. A. Kaglc Minneapolis; G. T. Hanson, j Stillwater: L. E. Smith, E. C. Adam, Kansas City Jshu Stotnlev, Detroit Mr. and Mrs. Q II ILSII "Philadelphia; G. W. Harrington, Kalamazoo; Br. W. (nine, Stillwater; E. W. Mory, ipiincv: :Tilia C. Fife, St. Louis, Mrs. Sue Keppie!. Kansas City. Leip's Hotel— W. K. Edson. G. A. Ballon, H. W Clifford and wife. William H. Cooke and wife, John Jaggar, M. Hones, Miss Lamb, J. H. Mohler, J. i* McKenney, E. F. i Wilson, John Oscar. W. A. Martell and wife. | K. W. Leonard, .1. Bites, W. K. Webster, Mrs T. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Leighton. Mr and Mrs. X. li. Bowers, D. Brown. Mrs. B. W. Shirk, Mrs. S. V. Bover. Charles A. Hose. ;F. K. Wedoff, P. 'A. Levallec and ' wife, C. A. sheire. F. Reinhart, C. B. Marion and family. S. S. Eaton, Jr.. K. I). Comings. J. H. Bamaley, L. D. Boss and lady. Walter I. de Groot, Miss Leola Day, C. A. Kerst Emily 11. Franklin, A. H. Miller. W. J.Murnane, I. M. Ennnert, .Mis- Parcel], Mrs. T. Warren, W. K. Kdson, A. B. Donaldson. J. C. Thompson, W. Matlev. C. L. Lanl -i. ll.Lan- lez. W. E. Ramble, D. Crother, H.W. Roberts, all of St. Paul: Mrs. P. Killen. Minneapolis; Mrs. P. J. Foote, Detroit: Mrs. J. Ilethering ton, Minneapolis: J. Frank, St. Louis; Dan O'Keefe, Frank Van Suhler, Minneapolis; T. H. Marvin. New York; John O'Brien, Brook lyn; Mrs. A. G. Triebel, Stillwater; Mrs. F. Schnellbaeher. Pekin, 111.: A. L. Schmipff and wife. Peoria, 111.: Frank Borer, Morri- son. 111.; Hannah Kespohl, Bertha Kes pohl, Quincy, 111.; J. Marx. St. Louis, Mo.: Mrs. K. Kespohl, Quincy, 111.; J. A. McGregor, Miles City, Mont. I). Brown, Minneapolis; J. G. Kaiser, C. F. Luchemann and son, St. Louis; T. S. Prosser, A. T. Watson, J. Trevylan, J. Birney. Chsldccott, J. C. West ley. E. H. Evered. Minneapolis; H. Hendricks and lady, Kingston, Canada; Alexander Goldsmith, St. Louis; A. 8, Mer- riam, wife and daughter, Quincy, 111.: C.J. Billing. Brooklyn: F. Redmond, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. C. Ullmau, Mrs. P. Davies, St. Louis. Chateaugay— B. Mactaggart, F. Brooks. W. S. Cox, X. R. Potter. F. C. eraser, Miss May Bohrer, Alice Baker, L. Mussetter, W. E. W'ilmot. Jos. Greene, J. M. Davis and wife, Mrs. B. Beupre, James McClure and family, Sam Gilbert, C. S. Neely, A. G. Biggs, T. W." Shea. B. 11. Plechiner. Miss May E. Howard. E. L. Fish and lady. Ed. S. White, Dr. Burdett and wife, G. A. Webster, W. D. Adlum, " Samuel Green, 'G. Berg. J. H. Mahler, G. A. Bedford, G. W. Gordon, Misses Aggie and Eliza Fitz patrick, M. J. and F. C. Fitzpatrick. J. 1). Darcev, J. S. McKinney, all of St. Paul: Wil liam Brennan, D. D. Stewart. Taylor's Falls; V. H. Moore, Duluth; C. 11. Hall. A. P. Abell, Fred Hughes. Minneapolis; Miss M. Lind strom, Chicago; E. A. Deamary, Washington, D. C. : R. H.Crown.Wlnnepeg; Joseph S. Mor gan.Miss Man* and Annie Howard. Dubuque; W. C. Mc Arthur. Chicago; Mrs. <;. X. Culver. Stillwater; K-ielle McCoy, Mr-. E. F. Mc- Coy, Syracuse : Mrs. E. F. Lytic, Philadel phia; Daisy McCoy, Syracuse: Mrs. O.K. Rogers, Miss Rogers, Miss Gertrude Mat- thews. Columbia. Mo.; T.T.Chittenden. J. Groves, Kansas City; Miss M. E. Chittenden, Minneapolis: John McDonough, E. F. Mc- Coy, Syracuse. X. Y. AI'.OUND TIIE LAKE. Among the pleasant events of the week was the sailing party of Wednes day evening, given by Will Matheis to the Misses Wheeler. McArdle, Kate and Mamie Kennedy, who are sojourning at the lake. Accompanying the party were Messrs. Zenzius, Howard, Beals and James Itahilly, of Lake City. Ritchie Bros.' band was in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Smith gave a rainbow party in the Williams house pavilion Friday evening. The pavilion was gaily i decorated with flags and the national colors and the guests, composed mostly of Williams people, enjoyed themselves immensely. Music and refreshments were the order of the evening. The usual number of people enjoyed the hop at the Chateaugay Wednesday evening. The grounds were illuminated with Chinese lanterns and presented a very gay appearance. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Roberts, of St. Paul, will spend the balance of the sea | son at White Bear. They have engaged 1 quarters at Mrs. Brewster's cottage. Will Hefferman and Will Kenna re ! turned from their Eastern trip last week. Mr. Hefferman will spend tl»e balance of the season in St. Paul. Mrs. Hay ward and daughter, of Liver pool, England, are spending a few weeks with the former's daughter, Mrs. Tre gert, at Cottage park. Miss Lillie and Katie Grace. Miss Mac Butler and Miss Delia Schliek have spent the week at the lake, stopping at the Williams house. Miss Julia Fife, St. Louis. Mo., who spent last summer at the lake, is again at the Williams house for a few weeks' visit. The cricket game at Leip's Sunday between Minneapolis and St. Paul teams resulted in favor of the first named club. Miss Gertrude Van Duz. of Wabasha street, entertained a merry picnic party at Camp lake yesterday. C. B. Marvin and family, St. Paul, have taken a cottage at Leip's for the balance of the season. Miss Askew, of St. Paul, has been the guest of Miss Hart at the Leip house during the past week. Mrs. C. Riley and family have left the Lei)> hotel anil taken quarters at the Windsor in St. Paul. H. Pol-child, wife and sister are so- journing at the lake stopping at the Brewster cottage. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Vanduzen are sojourning at Mrs. Brewster's. Miss Cora Neely, of Chicago, has been visiting her brother, Charles Neely, at Pose cottage. Leonora Thiel, St. Louis, and Char lotte Pitts. St. Paul, visited the lake Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen gave a children's party at their lakeside home Thursday evening. Miss Susie Baldwin visited Miss Katie Grant at the Brewster cottage last week. John G. Donnelly, of 317 Prairie avenue, is spending the summer at the lake. The Minneapolis and Dcs Moines teams will cross at White Bear to- day. W. E. Webster, San Francisco, regis tered at the Leip house Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hart, of the West side, have commenced camp life. . Dr. Donald and wife are domiciled at Rose cottage for the summer. The hotels and -boarding houses are turning away people daily. Miss Whiting, of St. Paul, spent the week at White Bear.' ■ AT MINNETONKA. AT MINNETONKA. Crowds of People Throng This Pleasant Summer Resort and Enjoy Themselves. EW weeks have been so full of activity as the past week at Min netonka. Society people have found little" or no time for lan guishing. Tally ho's, equestrian parties, excur sions, hops and regattas have kept young soci ety in a continual whirl of excitement. w hile the older | people have passed pleasant hours in novel reading or congenial conversation, or delightful gossip. Among the young people tennis continues to be a favorite outdoor pastime, and. no doubt, will hold its own throughout the summer. The courts at Lake Park hotel and La fayette afford much pleasure for sum mer guests, who are familiar with this delightful game. A number of private cottages are also replete in tennis equip ments and are the centers of attraction for those who are fortunate enough to know how to "serve a ball." Uorsback ; riding also affords a great many out door enjoyments and exer cise. Equestrian parties from Lafav- j ettejmd Lake Park hotels are daily ob- THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 18S7.— TWENTY PAGES served racing on the boulevards or leis urely picking their way over the roads. The interest for evening concerts seems ever on the increase, something over five thousand people having enjoyed them during the past week. Thiele's orchestra, at the Lafayette, draws the larger crowd, the porch of the hotel being completely packed with guests and visitors each Sunday night. In spite of excessively warm weather the hops are belter attended than ever. draw largely the select society peo ple, who generally appear in full dress costume. Daily impromptu hops "are also enjoyed by the guests at Lake Park hotel. Card and progressive euchre parties engage the time of many, and afford a delightful diversion from the more ac- tive pastimes of the day. The favorite time for card parties at the hotels seems to be the forenoon, when but little else of importance is likely to engage the at- tention of those who indulge in this de- lightful pastime. Sunday usually affords a few hours for novel reading, though some find op- portunity to peruse a favorite story be- tween tlie acts. Flashy novels of ro mance or fiction are the most popular. Haggard is the favored author, his ••She" being found in nearly every young ladies' lap. The "Dora Thorn" series are also having a big run at the lake, large numbers being sold every day from the book stands at the hotels. Yachting has not lost its interest. Whenever the wind affords an opportu nity for sailing the lake is dotted with crafts, containing jolly groups of young people skimming over the lake or ser enading some favored cottage. Fishing, boating and bathing seem to be side issues, occupying the attention when nothing better offers itself. KjM *• * « TIIE MAGNOLIA BANQUET. The principal social event at the lakes this season was the Magnolia banquet and entertainment at the Hotel St. Louis last Thursday evening. In addition to the members of the association and their ladies the members of Col. Do- nan's party of Southern excursionists were present as guests of the Magnolia club. A reception was held in the spa- cious parlors of the hotel at 8 o'clock, and promptly at 9 o'clock the entire party inarched inlo the banquet hall, where a choice menu was served. The menu card was a triumph of artistic work,and the floral decoration of the most exquis ite loveliness, the aromatic magnolia flower occupying a conspicuous place in the Eden-like scene. Ten couples were seated at the head of the head of the ta ble in the following order: Judge Flan- dreau and Mrs. Duke, Col. Donan and Mrs. Flambeau, Capt. Moffett and Mrs. Wise, Col. Phillips and Mrs. Moffett, Judge and Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Capehart and Mrs. Ballard, Mr. Franklin and Mrs. Dahlgren, Mr. Davis and Miss McAllis- ter, Col. Flournoy and Mrs. Allen, Mr. Allen and Mrs. Flournoy, About 125 persons sat down to the tables, and for nearly three hours there was a feasting on the good things which Manager Emerson knows how to prepare, and the flow of an intellectual stream which Magnolians know how to supply. Toasts were responded to by Judge Flandreau, Col. Donan. Capt. Moffett^ Mr. Baker and Col. Flournoy, and a recitation, "The Darkey's Christ- mas in the Cabin," by Miss Ruby Bridges. At the conclusion of the ban- quet there was a german, followed by an old Virginia reel.led by Judges Flan- dreau, Kelly and Col. Allen, lt was in the small hours of Friday morning when the entertainment closed and the party disbanded. Among the ladies present were Mesdames Duke. Dahlgren, Bullard, Wise, Flandreau, Kelly. Moffett, Flournoy, Allen, Higgins, Abbey. Kerr, Wilson, Davis, Larpenteur, Lamberton, Odell, McCaffrey, and the Misses Duke, Hart, Dealing. Jackson. Moore. McAllister, Jett, Garrison, Pose, McDonald, Flan- dreau. Baker, Davis, Schmidt, Kelly. Bridges, Moffett, Harris, Bigelow. All the ladies were attired in elegant cos- tumes, the following being some of the most noticeable: Mrs. Duke— lace, natural flowers. Mrs. Bollard— jetted lace and natu ral flowers. Mis. Daldsren— Black lace, natural flowers. Miss Duke— White crete over blue bilk and natural flowers. Miss Carrie Duke— embroidered crape . leise over blue satin and natural flowers. Miss Dearing— Quartraiue white satin, peacock finish, and natural flowers. Miss Itose— Elegant pink satin; natural flowers: pearl necklace. Miss llart— lndian red and natural flowers; diamonds. Miss Moore— Black lace; natural flowers: pearl ornaments. Miss .luck-on— White lace over satin: nat- ural flowers. Miss Macalister— lace over yellow satin: natural flowers. Miss Mary De Moville— White silk; natural flowers. Mis. Quincy Allen — striped satin, amber bead trimming ami diamonds. Mrs. Wise— Ottoman silk, entraiue, natural flowers; diamonds. Mrs. col. Allen— Black China crape dress and diamonds. Mrs. Larpeuteur— Black satin, lace and diamonds. Miss Larpenteur— silk dress, brown trimmings: diamonds. Mrs. Abbey—China silk, white lace trim- mings and diamonds. Mrs. Karr— Black satin and jet and dia monds. Miss Karr— Black satin and lace and silver ornaments. Miss Ruby Bridges— Cream lace dress, rib- bons to match. Mrs. Col. Flournoy — lace cashmere and diamonds. Miss Jutt, Virginia White cashmere sil k; diamonds. Mrs. Judge Flandreau — White satin, lace; natural flowers. Miss Garrison— Cream silk, covered with white point lace; blush roses and diamonds. Miss McDonald, Louisville Lavender cash- mere, high neck, bishop sleeves, white moire trimmings; natural flowers. Miss Anna Kelly — Black silk, lace corsage; bouquet of -natural flowers. Miss Schmidt— Cream crape, point green velvet, pearls and lace. Mrs. Lamberton, Winona— Black satin and lace; diamonds. Mrs, McCaffrey— Black lace and diamonds. Mrs. Week—Cream albatross; corsage bouquet. Miss Meier, Davenport— Nile green silk, lace trimmings and diamonds; corsage bouquet. Malinger Emerson and the gentlemanly officials of the Hotel St. Louis contributed everything within their power to make the occasion an enjoyable one and fully deserved the vote of thanks they received. The dining hall at Lake Park hotel was well crowded with visitors last Thursday, who had come to hear the first concert of the season. Ladies of the hotel 'contributed the musical se- lections, and deserve especial mention for the delightful manner in which they rendered them. Mrs. St. John P. Willis, of Mississippi, has a charming voice and entertained the audience with several well rendered selections, among which was "Bird From Over the Sea." Mrs. Jeikel, of Waco, Tex., delighted the audience with her cultured voice, singing most effectively, "Good-Night, My Child." A violin solo by Miss (Mlie Forbett, of Chicago, was one of the most interesting features of the pro- gramme, and elicited much com- mendation from those fortu nate enough to hear it. At the close of the concert in the main hall, the guests " retired to the parlors where they were entertained by two young misses from St. Louis, Miss Grace Carroll, of fourteen summers, and Miss Julia, of twelve, entertained the audience with recitations, dancing and songs. The young ladies have much natural historic talent, and perform dif ferent dramatic parts very artistically. » * The regattas of last week were not as ' exciting as usual owing to the absence of a breeze. The Excelsior Yacht club, .however, managed to make the course of last Tuesday, though the Minnetonka club failed to whistle up enough wind to make more than half of their course. A large crowd witnessed E. Y. C. race, which.was interesting on account of its being the first of three races for an ele gant prize cup offered by J. B. Chase ami George W. Thatcher. A special race, free to all yachts on the lake, will be given sometime in Au- gust, and six elegant prizes twill be offered to guarantee an exciting time. * -. +■" A terrific thunder . storm played havoc around Lake Park hotel Tuesdayo night, striking three large trees within a few feet of . the house and terrifying the guests to such an extent that they all arose, ex- pecting that the building would be the next object struck. The guests had all assembled in the hall, clothed in scanty habiliments, and were holding a mid- night powwow, while some of the cot- j tagers rushed over to assist in the iude- J scribable confusion, also habited -in rather • airy costumes . for >■ stormy weather. A better opportunity than this has seldom offered itself for the description of midnight toilets. " The ' costunus were mostly white, made of light material, somewhat after the Mother Hubbard fashion cut decolette. No corsage bouquets of Jockquemont or Maisheil Neil were ob- served, but and little jewelry was worn. The party, thus clothed, presented a wierd and fantastic appearance as the vivid electricity played in variegated colors around them, eliciting from the gentler sex exclamations of fright and dread. The men were also taken by surprise and were observed to be yjjore ridiculously attired than the ladies. Clerk Peter Freiigh went rushing down the front stairs with a bible in his hand, a pair of suspenders over his night dress. C. J. Blessing had on his full evening dress, and, having shaved in- self, began to chant, "Nearer my home. I'd like to be." Mr. Bateman waxed his mustache and had commenced to pack his trunk, E. P. Hill appeared in his winter overcoat and silk stockings. Mr. Dalton had man- aged to get ou a pair of boots and sus- , penders when a flash of lightning so terrified him that he crawled under the bed. Others appeared in costumes equally inappropriate, and only realized their condition after the storm hail j abated. To add to the confusion the telphone bells set up a tcrriffic ringing : at each flash of lightning. The clerk ' endeavored to answer when the first i began to ring, but received a shock ! which warned him to let the telephone have its own way. The storm lasted until 5 o'clock, . when it abated as sud denly as it had appeared, and when morning broke nothing was left to mdi cate that the hotel had been visited, ex- cept a number of blanched faces and a few shattered oaks. Styles in ladies' bathing costumes vary much more this year at the lakes than ever before. Though red or gray are frequently worn, the blue seems to hold favor. "The bathing dress, em- broidered with red and white braid, is of serge twilled or striped flannel, and presents a picturesque appearance when matched by a blue cap, also em- • broidered. These suits, however, are clumsy and awkward when wet, and are rapidly being done away with for the Jersey webbing suits, which fit the i body closely, being accompanied only I by a broad sash. The sash does duty as ! a skirt. giving the limbs at j the same time greater free- | dom ofmotion. A bevy of society belles is quite frequently seen in this costume in the vicinity of Minnetonka beach and present a remarkably picturesque appearance, as they bathe in the bil lows or wade back and forth in the more shallow water. Jaunty costumes for boating or yacht ing are made mostly of blue or striped flannel, white blouse waists, are al most invariably used and present a comfort ably yet tasteful appearance. The blue or striped skirt trimmed with cream and accompanied by a bright colored sash to match is much favored. Col. Donan and his party have spent a delightful week at the lake, and are highly pleased with the hospitality of the Northerners and the grand recep tions that have awaited them every where they go. The charming young ladies of the party have added numer ous strings to their bows since their ar rival at the lake, and two of the more susceptible ones have yielded to the ar dent leadings of two St. Paul lawyers and now wear pretty diamond engage ment rings. All but one of the remain ing belles are graced with the insigna of Hymeneal vows, and this one recip rocates the ardent attentions of a Minneapolis newspaper editor. Among the most elegant receptions tendered to this celebrated party was the private german of Wednesday night of last week. Nearly 200 of the choice AN ARTISTIC SKETCH. society people of St. Paul and Minne apolis enjoyed the whirl of the mazes with the Southern beauties. The ban quet of last Wednesday night was one of the most pleasant events in the his- tory of the party, being tendered by the management of the hotel in their honor. NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Allen and Miss Ruby Bridges, of Summit and Dayton avenues, St. Paul, spent part of the week at Minnetonka. Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Berryhill, of 541 Portland avenue, St. Paul, are stop- ping at Spring Park for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Cornish and daughter, of St. Paul, are located at Minnetonka for the season. Miss Gilpen, of Tenth street, St. Paul, is enjoying the summer season at the Hotel St. Louis. W. H. Thurston and wife have re- turned from their pleasure trip and are at Spring Park. C. P. Townsend and mother, of St. Paul, are guest at the White house, Minnetonka. Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Hager, of St. Paul, spent a few days at the Lafayette last week. The Misses Lily and Sadie Handy spent a few days at Minnetonka last week. Dr. F. C. Mott and wife, of St. Paul, are spending a few days at the lake. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. * I). Heard, of St. Paul, are at the lake for a few days. John Kempf is spending the week with friends at the Hotel St. Louis. Mrs. P. H. Patterson, of St. Paul, is at Minnetonka for a short time. ■ . In Need of a Prefix. Detroit Free Press. "Hello, old boy! Heard you're going to be married— a fine girl, too. eh?" "Well, yes, she has a very comely fig ure?" ... "0, but that's aside from the ques tion. How about the incomely figure?" THE RUSH TO THE LAKES. Thrilling Experiences of a Weil-Known St. Paul Family Who Took a Single Sunday's Outing. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, With the Children, v and What Befel Them on Their Short Excursion. n . x Hot Weather, a Crowd of People," Dust Hot Weather, a Crowd of People, Dust •'■/• and Dirt and Other Minor '« Mishaps. 41 ■ . Are They the Only Family Which Has i Had Similar Experiences This Summer? HILDREN, you must go to bed early to-night, was the suggestion . given one Saturday evening by Mrs. Amin idab S. .Jones, of St. Paul, "for we are going out to White Bear to spend Sunday' with your father.7' This an- i nouncement sufficed to create the great est enthusiasm under the family roof, and the younger branches were partic ularly hilarious and difficult to put to sleep, and even the baby, just cutting its teeth, seemed in a transport of de light over the prospects of a day by the lakeside. After the little ones had been carefully tucked away a family council was held in the sitting-room, in which Mr. and Mrs. Jones were the sole participants. The head of the family did not want to carry the" customary family lunch basket on the excursion but preferred to dine at the hotel. This brought out an em phatic veto from his wife who declared that she could not put up with other people's cooking, but had prepared a substantial lunch which was even yacked in the family market basket, and covered with ' the inevitable lid, and only awaited transportation to the scene of the picnic. It was a hot, muggy July morning when the family assembled at breakfast, but very little was eaten, anticipation hay- THEY GET THERE JUST THE SAME. I ins robbed nearly every member of their taste for the delicacies of the sea- son spread in tempting array on the snowy linen. Finally a start for the depot was effected, the head of the family tugging laboriously at the heavy basket, and holding by one hand his eldest' hopeful, who was in- clined to be very mischievous, and kept his mother in a continual state of alarm on account of his tendency to stray off at the most inopportune mo- ments. Substantial Mrs. Jones, for she was fat, fair and forty, if a day, held the cooing baby in her arms and trudged along in the rear of her spouse while (lie neighbors nodded pleasantly and wished the happy family good luck and lots of fun on the trip. Before the de- pot was reached Mrs. Jones was TN A PANICKY CONDITION, caused by hearing several shrill whis tles, and she worried the good man with the lunch basket by her frequent de- clarations, "I know we will be left, and it is all your fault; hurry up, children." Between the baby and the weather, Mrs. Jones was now in a dripping per- spiration. She could not get loose from her charge long enough to mop her face with one of the handkerchiefs which she^iad thoughtfully provided for such an emergency. Crowds were streaming into the depot, all intent upon getting on the shady side of the cars, when the Jones family, dusty and decidedly limp as regards collars, cuffs and rai ment, trooped into the vaulted chamber of the waiting room. "We have fifteen minutes to spare," grunted Jones, as he deposited the lunch basket on the tiled floor with a vicious bang, "and, by the way, there is a man whom ,1 want to see." Thus saying, he disappeared from the side of his spouse and children and when he returned a few minutes later his lips were suspiciously moist and the atmosphere in his vicinity was redolent of Old Tom— Gin. "All aboard," j shouted the conductor, and Mr. and I Mrs. Jones with their retinue, climbed aboard a car only to find that dozens of others were ahead of them and had pre- empted all the most desirable seats. After considerable threatening, cajol ery, and inward swearing, Jones sue- ceeded in storing his family in seats on the sunny side, and Old Sol fairly beamed upon the devoted excursionists, one effect of which was to cause Mrs. Jones' complexion to assume a decided- ly florid hue. To add to her troubles the baby set up a yell that would have done credit to a Comanche Indian and no amount of "Hush, there's a dear,'' trotting on the knee, and the blandish- ments usually exerted upon babies sufficed to silence its squalls. Some of the passengers, less fortunate as regards children as an accompaniment for a Sunday outing, were inclined to i make i'y SARCASTIC ALLUSIONS and these only served to make Mrs. Jones redder and her husband angrier. They are going to have a good time. Sure enough, muttered a bachelor whoso necktie was climbing over the edge of his collar behind, nothing like having a large family, sir, addressing the pas- senger who sat beside him. but talking at Mr. Jones. The latter gentleman was inclined to resent the allusion, but at this moment one of the young Joneses precipitated himself half way out an open window and had to be pulled back into his place by main strength, for he had secured a death grip on the outside of the car. and wanted to see the locomotive. With such pleasant diversions the trip was whiled away until the brakeman mum bled something which caused a rush of passengers, and it was decided that the lake had been reached. All the convey- ances were filled before the Jones fam ily disembarked, and the trip to the steamer, waiting to convey passengers across the lake was necessarily delayed in the interest of the backwoods mem- bers of the party. The gang-plank was just being hauled in as Mrs. Jones, racing along with her head thrust forward, the baby dangling in her arms, and two of the younger children dragging at her skirts, launched herself in sheer desparation at tin; near est deck-hand and was pulled; aboard. Mr. Jones brought up the rear with the market basket and the other . two chil dren, both of ; whom evinced a ________________ tion to turn back after a' couple of loose. barrel staves that lay in their path. r; Crowding in upon the other passen gers on the upper, crushing a corn here and causing intense anguish to wearers" of light shoes, the Jones family finally CAME TO A HALT, and the young folks immediately be- seiged the lunch basket, the lid of which was tied down with a niece of white cotton cord, and readily 'yielded to pressure. Ensconced in a comfortable wicker arm chair, Mrs. Jones was for the dozenth time discanting on the beauty of the scenery when the sounds of altercation over a piece of fried chicken reached her maternal ears. "Here, Aminidab, take the baby a minute," she said, "while 1 settle this dispute." She accomplished the feat by several sound boxes on the ears of the offenders, but did not attempt to relieve her liege of his encumbrance which was keep- ing up a most unearthly noise, being abetted in misbehaving by the escap- ing steam and shrill whistle from the engine." By the time the landing was reached on the other side of the lake the passen gers were unanimous in wishing the Jones party at Jericho or some other seaport, and the head of the family wore a wish-I-had-stayed-at-home expression entirely foreign to the habitual pleasure seeker. . There was another scene at disem- barking, Mr. Jones undertaking the care of the baby and the basket while Mrs. Jones marshaled her : forces and undertook to tidy them up a bit by smoothing sundry foreheads and wiping divers dirty faces with a delicate cam bric handkerchief. But all troubles must end, and behold, the family ashore and once . more on pleasure bent. A temporary halt is called, hats are taken off and proceedings inaugurated for roughing it for the remainder of the day. While the parents were engrossed in attending to tlie wants of the baby and the younger portion of the family, the mischievous element asserted itself by dragging the lunch basket to the water side and putting it over- board to see if it would float. With a despairing shriek of anguish Mr. Jones dashed knee-deep into the fresh cold water and rescued the basket, only to find the sandwiches waterlogged, the pickles afloat from the friendly mustard and the buscuits bloated and swollen beyond recognition and utterly useless as food. The wreck was spread' out in the sun to dry and after an hour of mis- cry and battling with myriads of ants that persisted in partaking of the .'east, I the family mustered for dinner and en- ; joyed the food, such as remained, for I the ride on the steamer had sharpened I their appetites amazingly. But . the temporary resting place of the lunch basket in the water had not improved the taste of the contents and there was a dispute between Mr. and Mrs Jones as to the responsibility for the outrage. "If you had looked after Johnnie," snarled Mrs. Jones, "this would not have happened." _ "And if you had let me alone when I proposed to eat at the hotel," rejoined her spouse, "we might not have had all this trouble and annoyance." . During the squabble the baby had succeeded in forcing a lemon half way into its mouth and was rapidly turning black in the face from suffocation, and this' caused a cessation of hostilities while the sufferer was being relieved. Divesting themselves of shoes and stockings the younger scions of the fam ily were now wading in the lake, and Mrs. Jones, like a hen, was quickly in the vicinity clucking and calling them ashore. But they were having a good time and refused to listen to their ma's entreaties, and Jones, seeking a ter n relief from family cares, spied that same man again and skedaddled I for more congenial company. | It would take a book to recount the I incidents of that memorable Sunday, I and the return home was the only I chance Mr. Jones had to enjoy himself. I His friend had braced him sufficiently I to withstand heat or cold, and while the I remainder of his family were huddled I together deathly sick on the upper deck I he was industriously circulating around I among the fair sex, and despite his mat- I riinonial incumbrances, flirting most I vigorously with those who cared to en- I joy the exhilaration, I When the family left the horse car at I the corner below their city residence and I slowly dragged themselves up the street I towards their house, Mr. Jones regis- I tered a mental vow that the next Sun- 1 day that he took off he would leave the fl family at home. I ♦ fl A Little Seaside Picture. fl A Little Seaside Picture. fl Baltimore American Atlantic City Letter. fl The style of bathing suits is not dis- I similar to that of last year. The skirts, I if anything, are shorter, while the pantalets fit tighter and look better. I This is a great place for the members of I the bald-head profession. Of course, I there is an opera on the pier, where I they visit and occupy the front seats. I When the fascination of the ballet fl dancer is on the wane the bald-head fl hieth itself to the beach, where, seated ■ in the sand, it enjoys the show as the fl fair bathers dive under or leap over the fl breakers. One of them was enjoying a H cigar as he sat under a large umbrella I near the beach yesterday. As 1 passed fl he remarked: ■ "I'm darned if that ain't nerve !" ■ "What?" ■ "Why, look at that girl !" ■ "Why, look at that girl !" H I looked, and saw a smart Baltimore H belle, whose face is daily seen on Madi- fl son avenue.teaching a sick-looking dude fl how to float. The bald-head looked on H in digust, made the above remark and fl left the beach. ■ Feud Over a Goat. There is a coolness between the Walsh I and Travis families, of Philadelphia, on I account of a goat belonging to the first I named. Mrs. Travis' bright 9-year-old H son died, and naturally she put crape on H the door for him. Mrs. Walsh's goat saw I the crape, climbed the front steps and I ate it up. Mrs. Travis caught him at it fl just as he was finishing his mournful BJ meal. She has entered suit against Mrs. BJ Walsh for the value of the crape, which fl she reckons at 15. The defense will hold fl that the crape, having already fulfilled ■ its mission as a sign of mourning, hafTio fl appreciable value, except, perhaps, con- ■ sidered as food for the goat. Besides, it ■ will be contended that the crape did not fl belong to Sirs. 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