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Charles DeLong and I came out to Humptulips for a leap year dance over at the Newbury hotel. My brother Ike had just married and we met him here with his bride. The Evans Hotel was here too, and they had the bridal chamber, only there was no bridle and no chamber.

Being leap year, the girls did the inviting and the asking for dances. we would be sitting out in the office and the girls would come stringing out to get us. Ike went back to the Lake and told that Charles and I, every time a girl came in the doorway, would jump up and thank her for inviting us, but she would push us out of the way and say, "No, I came for somebody else." But really, the girls were very nice to us.



GREENHORN HUNTING ELK

By Bud Loomis


While I lived at the Lake a fellow came up the river and stopped at the Higley Hotel and inquired for me. In Seattle, someone had told him that I was a guide. He was a millionaire's son from Philadelphia, some twenty-four years old, and weighing around 240 pounds. He said that he didn't know that he had ever walked a mile in his life. He brought a thousand pounds of luggage with him. His father was in the wholesale business.

He sent word for me to come to see him. He wanted to go elk hunting. Wanted to get a bull elk and take the speciman back with him. Said he didn't care particularly how much it cost, but wanted to have a nice hunting trip.

I talked to him all one day, and he wanted me to come back the next day and talk some more. He wanted to take that thousand pounds into the mountains. There was no grub in it, except two five-pound slabs of bacon, some tea, and coffee. That was all. It took me three or four days to convince him that he didn't need all that luggage. Finally, I told him it was practically impossible. But, if he was determined to take it all, he would have to go back to Seattle, and get about fifty men to pack it in. And, that would mean a lot more grub to pack for them.