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Last Day At Cavanaugh Lake

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On Wednesday of last week the jolly crowd of people who make their surumer home ou the shores of beautiful Cavanaugb Lake bade eaoh other farew.ell for this seasnn. It was earlier thau common for them to break camp aud in order to get away somewhat froni tho usual routine of breaking camp the ladies decided to have a banquet. It took theru just 24 hours to get up that hauquet, but it was one that will be gr ;en in the niemory of one and all of tLniii for many a year to come. Covers were laid at A. J. Sawyer's cottage for a few less than 100 people who it was expected would be present, but at 12:15 p. m. just 80 people sat down. Wheu they rose again the eatables presentad a sadly dernolisbed appearance and it was about 3 o'clock. After the needs of the inner man had been amply satisfled a ouruber of impromptu toasts were proposed and responded to. The first one called on was ex-Sheriff George Codd, of Detroit. The sentiment given him was "Pingree as a political factor.1' Now, Mr. Codd is a dyed in the wool republicau, but not of the Pingree stripe, and he had to twist his subject somewhat in order to get it in shape to his liking. The genial exsherifï is considerable of a twister (probably acquired when be was a dexterous thief catcher) so he did justice to the toast and in the course of his reply he indorsed Mr. Pingree's candidacy and said he had always admired him, although he thought the republican party might have done much better; still hu was a Pingree man. The toast assigned to Mrs. Codd was "Croquet at Cavanaugh Lake. " Hereto hangs a tale. Mrs. Codd has carried off the palm as the champion croquet player all summer long, but that very morning, just before the banquet, the charnpionship had been wrested from her. In view of these f acts she made a very feeling response to the toast and cheerfully (?) resigned the charnpionsbip to the victor. "Esculapius" was the topic Dr. George W. Palnier, of Chelsea, was called on to discuss. He complained that he had been detained at the banquet at the expense of a great injury to his practice, inasmuch as many of his patients would now get well. Miss Rena Codd, of Detroit, responded to "Secret societies at the university. " She protested her unwillingness to disclose the seorets of the order to which she belonged aud charged that the world did not know the real good these societies are doing at the aniversity. "The flsh of Crooked Lake" had an able advocate in Dr. E. S. Armstroug, of Cbelsea. He showed wherein the Ann Árbor Courier had failed in its parricnlars of the description of the famous fishing excursión to that home of the iiuny tribe, inasmuch as tbe-fish was laisjer, more men were engaged in laoding it, more boats had been swamped and lost in capturing it, and the New York market had beea supplied all year with tish from Crooked Lake. George Shanks, of Toledo, responded to "The Ann Arbor high school. At the conclusión of his remarks he claiined to have recited a speech which he had prepared for a high school banquet that never came off and he had carlied it so long that it had soured on his storaach. Hernán M. Woods, of Aun Arbor, spoke on "Cavanaugh Lake," and gave a felicitous description of the early settlers of that district who had overeóme many obstacles in order to make the lake the paradise it now is. To Mrs. Woods was assigned the care of "The Literati of Cavanaugh Lake," and she took good care of them. In her brief talk she paid her respects to the novel readers who roosted around the shores of the lake and read yellow covered literature all day long. When she had c;oncluded they were well roasted and basted and done to a turn. Hon. A. F. Freeman, of Manchester, because of his well known political propensities,had "Politics at Cavanaugh Lake" to talk upon. He very eloquently pointed out the glories of that camp which were heightened by the total abstinence from political talk. Several other toasts were proposed and responses made and before leaving the table a íesolution was passed nuauimously that this summer's outing at Cavanaugh Lake had been one of the flnest ever eujoyed. At 3 o'clock the party broke up baving just enough time left to allow them to catch the 3 :45 train east.


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