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SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 1. 1906
THE FAIK LAND l)K POLAND
POLAND ALWAYS. RAH ! RAH ! RAH !
DI;RING tlie winter season just piissed, 1 was
calling upon the passenger agent of one of the
big western railroads, when reference was
made to the writer's summer occupation, pursuit,
endeavors, profession or calling ; whatever you niay
be pleased to term the particular phaze of life the
business of writing these articles, presents; where-
upon this particular railroad official remarked.
as he fondled a paper weight made from a section
of a rail : " Now Griffith give me the facts, no
deferentials or scalping ; but short line and Flying
Cuyote Limited, truth ; how is it Poland Spring,
that I have been sending people to so earnestly,
holds its prestige, and keeps the same people buying
tickets over our line every year until they die of old
age, and then their children take up the trip ticket
wliere the old folks left otl? What is it, I say?"
FiiKliii;x tluit lie luid never been to Poland
Spring 1 luljnsted my range tinder, â€” " What would
be your fiist requirement if you were to spend
several months at tiie same resort annually?"
"Best quality, well cooked food," was his reply.
" What would be your wife's?"
"Good society, a foot rest under the dining
table; plenty of closet room, and, â€” a foot rest
under the dining table."
" And your son's?"
" Good golf links, where he could play all day ;
half the nisht, and dream of putters and cleeks the
" And your daugliter's?"
"I don't know, â€” music I reckon. That is all
the family I have, but I reckon all of us have some
second and third choices."
"That is all right. Now to answer your ques-
tion. If any hotel on earth has fi'esher. better
quality, more seasonable food, and that food better
cooked in a sensible way, in a neater, sweeter and
more immaculately clean kitchen, then they have
had to beat one of the best providers extant."
" That sounds good."
"Next the matter of patronage. I could men-
tion the names of scores on scores of people, every
one of whom you would probably recognize on the
instant, who have been or are now regular guests,
and as to foot rests, â€” if she wanted head rests or
brain rests, the proprietors would provide them.
"Golf? Well, match the Poland Spring golflinks
in connection with any other resort hotel if you
" To the first tee you do not have to take an auto-
mobile or walk a mile, but you start off within a
hundred feet of the hotel, and continue over well
kept machine mowed turf, with delightful scenery
every inch of the distance, and end within a hun-
dred feet of the hotel. This links has been con-
stantly mowed and rolled for ten years, and is
unsurpassed, besides, there is absolutely no fee for
"Music? The Boston Symphony Orchestra,
famous the world over as the best in America, is
drawn upon for the members of the orchestra, and
nothing further need be said.''
" I calculate you have about answered the first
â€¢calls," said he, but how about location, view, air, â€”
I know all about the water, we are never without
" View, eh ! Standing on the piazza of the Poland
Spring House, to say nothing of the Tower, the
immediate prospect at the foot of the hill, is a
chain of three pretty, tree encircled lakes, with
other gradually rising hills on the opposite side.
In the mid
tions inmimcrable other hills, doited with summer
liomes and farms, while beyond are scores of
mountains, Washington, Adams, Carter, Carter
Dome, Kearsarge. Pleasant, Speckled, Bald,
Streaked, Black, Turk, l5hie. Saddleback, Azis-
cohos. Abraham, Bigelow, and â€” ,"
"That's sufhcient, I will take a party ticket for
the rest, but what about drives?"
"Golf, river, carriage or automobiles?"
"Carriage, my dear boy, 1 take chances enough
on the rails, not to take them off the rails."
"If you were there the entire season of 135
days, and wished to vary the drive every day, the
stock would not be exhausted. It is a perfect net
work of roads with every variety of scenery ; lakes
and ponds unlimited, hills, woods by the mile,
pretty villages, scattered farm houses, and no
trolley car tracks. That ought to delight you."
"It does, it does immensely. How about
"Fine! There are splendid bass in the lake,
and plenty of them ; lots of boats, good fresh water
bathing with bath houses on a sandy beach."
"You cannot name anything desirable to have,
that is not there. A beautiful pine grove that
throws its shadows even on the house at noonday,
and an oak grove adjacent that is simply grand.
Beautiful old oaks. Can yon think of anything
more, for after you have exhausted your stock, I
will astonish you with things yon never dreamed
Of course amusements, billiards, grand piazzas,
walks, etc. ad lib and all that soi-t of thingad infin-
item and de ZÂ»xe, as our advertising man is fond of
"To the limit. Tliink of anything else?"
"Um, â€” fre(|uent mails I suppose, telegraph, and
1. d. 'phone, eh ?"
" 'steen mails both ways daily; W. U. Tele-
graph, and 'phone to your agents in the Rockies."
"I'm done, now what's up your sleeve?"
" Were you in Chicago in '93?"
" Decidedly I was."
"You remember the Maine State Building?"
"Yes, the best building there."
"Right, go to the head. That building is at
Poland Spring, and in that building is a library of
over 4200 volumes, over two thousand popular and
standard novels, â€” "
"That hits the wife and daughter hard."
"Fine reference librarv, â€” "
"Me for that, you've got me."
"History, biography, etc, etc., to beat the
band. Then a grand reading room, with nearly a
hundred of the leading ^ merican and foreign
periodicals from Harpers and the Centurv, to Tit-
"How much extra for all this?"
"Nothing whatever. Wait a minute. Then
there is an art exhibition of somewhere 160 to 170
paintings, changed annually, sent there by the best
artists in America the same as to the National
Academy, Boston Art Club and other city exhibi-
tions, for which they publish a fine catalogue with
illustrations, record of each artist and list of the
" This free too?"
"â€¢Charge for anything there?"
" So much per, at the hotel, but Poland Water,
books, magazines, golf, art exhibition, catalogue,
music, entertainments free."
"I understand the whole thing now, and my
astonishment at the grip of Poland Spring is
vanished. If 1 can persuade myself to issue a
pass to myself and family next summer, I think
Poland Spring will number our four among its
Now that is one conversation of fifty perhaps,
between seasons. Now then Polanders, â€”
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Poland Water, no bar Ijar.
Air and Water, Music, Golf;
Cars to Danville, then stop off.
Comfort, pleasure, health aha;
Rah ! Rah ! Rah !
THE MAN FROM MAINE
The C. M. Clark Publishing Co. make an
announcement in the advertising columns relative
to the above book, which was issued late in 1905,
too late in fact for the holiday demand.
It has met with gratifying success, the reviewers
being favorably inclined, by a large majority. It
was intended to create laughter both in the reader
and the listener, and if evidence of success in that
direction is to be taken from the voluntary expres-
sions of pleasure from Poland Spring guests, then
it has not wholly failed of its purpose.
Mrs. Mary B. Hoffman of New York returned
to the Poland Spring House on June .5th, for the
Mr. and Mrs. John Blackie of Boston were at
the Poland Spring House for June. They will
spend the month of July at the Samoset.
Mrs. C. A. Browning of Boston accompanied by
her granddaughter, Miss Hilda Greenleaf, returned
to the Poland Spring House on May 30lh.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Shannon Davis of Brooklinc
were the first to register at the Poland Spring
House this season. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Bartlett of Brookline.
THE KILLARNEY OF AMERICA
Nestling in a frame of beautifully wooded shores
lies a series of beautiful lakes 145 miles north of
the city of Toronto, Ontario, and known as the
'' Lake of Bays Region." A chain of seven
lakes studded with lovely islands, with hotels
throughout the district and a good steamboat
service to all points attracts the tourist, angler
and sportsman. Just the out-of-the-way sort ot
place to visit during the summer months. For all
particulars and free illustrated publication apply to
G. T. Bell, G. P. & T. A., Grand Trunk Rail-
way System, Montreal.
Mr. and Mrs. E. U. Almeidea of Boston were
here for a week in June.
E. P. Joslin, M. D., of Boston registered at the
Poland Spring House on June 8th.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Moseley of Boston
were at Poland Spring for a few days in June.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Danielson of Providence,
R. I., were at the Poland Spring House for a short
sojourn in June. They will return in the autumn
for a longer visit.
>VAI.I.ACK Iv. OAKKS, m.d.
Rangeley Lake House
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM
The Longest Double Track Railway in the World Under One Management
Direct Route 'Between
Through the principal towns and cities of Canad;
the Maine coast, and to the many summering p
GORHAM, N. H.
(The Cateway to the Mountain Region)
A picturesque and thriving village at an
altitude of 800 feet above sea level
With its Romantic Attractions â€” (Jlens
and Ciorges, Streams, Torrents, Slides,
Lakelets, and Waterfalls
SHECBOURNE, N. H.
Situated midst the New England Hills
l.yiiit,' in the shadow of the Titanic Peaks
of Mounts lefferson and Adams
1. The scenic highway to Resorts along
laces in the White Mountains ; Such as
On the shores of the Androscoggin 1,000
feet above the sea
BRYHNT POND, ME.
On the shore of a beautiful sheet of water
known by the same name and where the
Black Bass bite
A neat and well-built village nestling in a
valley in the center of an excellent fishing
POLAND SPRING, (Danville Junct.)
The World Famous Resort where is sit-
uated the Finest Summer Hotel on the
Through Sleeping Lars from Chicago to I'orlland, Me., on last and niagnilicnl trainsâ€” smootli roadbed-
interesting route â€” polite employees â€” nicd^rn equipment
Dining and Cafe Parlor Cars on "Day Trains
HandsiiuH-ly illiislrale.l desrriptive matter relalinj; to the Mountains of New Kngland and the Sea may be had free by applying to
General Passenger and Ticket Agent Vf rÂ»rÂ»f tÂ»OIÂ» 1 OlIO
Grand Trunk Railblay System lYlOIliredl, S^UC.
G. T. BELL
THE ART EXHIBITION
Tlie twelfth aiiiuml display of the works of the
American Artists has been open in tlie Maine
State Building for about three weeks and will
continue until October.
The number of exhibits runs remarkably close
to last year's, there being but the difference of one,
that is 162 this year against 163 last season,
while in the number of artists represented there are
105 in this exhibition, with only 95 last year.
With each succeeding year, the numbers of
artists desirous of being represented increases,
until the number of pictures received from each
had to be reduced, thus giving greater scope and
Let me state again that with few exceptions
the pictures are new each year, those of the
previous year having been returned to the artists
from whom they came.
The collection of 1906 is found to be remarkable
in the number of prize pictures, many of them
having received large premiums at the most nota-
ble exhibitions in this country.
To the list of artists of last year, have been
added several of note such as Volk, Wendel,
Fuller, Baer and Currier, whose work is superior.
In miniatures, Baer's and Mrs. Fuller's will be
found exquisite, with many notable examples of
exceptional merit among the others.
One grand Marine by Woodbury is noticeable,
while the others equally excellent perhaps, are of
much snuiller size, and not numerous this season.
Some superb landscapes are shown, and numer-
ous fine figure pieces, and genre examples.
Pc)rtraits still hold the attention of visitors and
are of an excellent quality and variety.
Several purchases were made from last season's
exhibition, and are now added to the permanent
cidlection. Other purchases will in time be made
until a fine collection will be acquired.
This exhibition like its predecessors is free to
all, and occupies the entire third floor of the Maine
Mr. E. D. Chamberlin of Boston arrived on the
Mr. J. W. Lockerbie of Boston arrived on the
seventeenth of .June.
Mrs. A. Sanderson of Lynn, Mass., is at the
Poland Spring House.
Mr. John Devineof New York City is registered
at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. E. H. Bright of Cambridge returned to the
Poland Spring House on June 14th.
Mr. W. B. McClellan of Boston registered at
the Poland Spring House on June 16th.
Mr. S. MePartland, Mrs. McParlland and Miss
McPartland of Xew York were among the arrivals
at the Poland Spring House on June 18th.
Mrs. Henry Winsor of Boston has been spend-
ing the month of June at the Poland Spring House.
She will spend the summer at Bar Harbor.
A. J. WILCOX
Gold Picture Frames
The Sprague Â£? Hathaway Co.
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Mr. G. T. Howard of Boston is registered here.
Mr. S. A. Snow of Boston registered here in
Hon. B. M. Feriiald of Pohiud was here on
Mr. and Mrs. Weleli of New York arrived on
Mr. Cliarles F. Dowse of Boston was here for a
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wright of Boston returned
on June Oth.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. White of Boston arrived
on June 1st.
Hon. A. J. Chase of Maiden was here for a
Mr. C. L. Currier of Boston was here for a few
days in June.
Mr. A Wliitney of Hartford was liere for a few
days in June.
Mrs. B. F. Adams of Belmont is at the Pohind
Mr. J. C. Bradford of Auburn was liere for the
day on June 5th.
Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Abbott of Auburn were
here on June 8th.
Jlr. G. F. Harwood of Newton, Blass., has been
visiting Poland Spring.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. ]Millil
were here for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs Judson Williams of Lynn, Mass.,
are visiting Poland Spring.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Russell of New York are
at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Heathfield of Brookline
were here for a week in June.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Miller of Pittsburg were
among the arrivals on June 7th.
Mr. Charles E. Halloweil of New York was
among the arrivals on May 31st.
Dr. and ^[rs. D. Karsner of Germantown have
returned to the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Feltus of Philadelphia are
registered at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. Julian B. Howe and Mr. W. F. Longacre
of New York are at the Poland Spring House.
Mrs. C. H. Lang and Mrs C. S. Dennis of
Melrose, Mass., were here for a week in June.
Mr. Waldo Pettengill, Vice President of the
Rumford Falls Railroad, was here on June oth.
Among the arrivals at the Poland Spring House
on June 1st were Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Gilraan.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bianey and Miss Huston
returned to the Polaiul Spring House on June 1st.
Mr. F. A. Sherman and Mr. John W. Drake
were among the arrivals at Poland Spring iu June.
Mrs. Franklin Osgood and Miss E. Destermes
of New York returned on June 8th for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Ingalls, and Miss
Helen Ingalls of Lynn were here for a short sojourn.
Mr. and iSIrs. R. H. Stearns of Boston were
at the Poland Spring House during the month of
Mr. W. R. Coe of New York was here for a few
days upon his return frcm a fishing trip at Rangeley
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Briggs of Aul)uni and
Miss Niemann dined at the Poland Spring House on
Mr. Charles D. Perkins and I\Ir. 11. D. Floyd
of Boston are registered at the Poland Spring
Mr. F:dward E. Williams and Miss Elizabeth
A. Williams have joined their father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Williams, at the Poland
Mrs. Samuel B. Hubbard of Jack.'^onville, Flor-
ida, with her granddaughter. Miss Myra M.
L'Engle, returned to the Poland Spring House for
the season on May 30th.
Hon. Charles Sumner Cook and Mr. W. Noyes,
Mrs. Clifford, Mrs. Bradford, Mrs. Kimball and
Mrs. Mattocks of Portland were here for a brief
visit on their return from a fishing trip at Rangeley
MAINE'S HALL OF FAME
This oollection of nearly five hundred names of
people of distinction who were born in Maine, is
the only work of its kind in existence.
Thorough inquiry was made in Augusta, in
Washington and elsewhere, before compiling this
book, aiul the necessity lor it demonstrated by
failure to iind any collection of the kind.
Maine has probably supplied more eminent men
to other states than any other stale in the Union,
as the list of Governors, Generals, Authors,
Educators, Congressmen and others indicate.
Every man, woman or child born in Maine
sliould be proud of his state and procure this list to
emphasize their eulogy of the old Pine Tree State.
It is to be had of the editors of The Uil,i.-Tui-
for 25 cents or will be sent free to any Slate of
Maine Club anvwhere.
FRANK CARLOS GRIFFITH, f Eor
NETTIE M. RICKER,
PUBLISHED SUNDAY MOKNINGS FOR TEN WEEKS, OIIRING THE
MONTHS OF JULY, AUGUST, AND SKPTEMBKR, IN
THE INTEREST OF
POLAND SPRING VISITORS
CoiUributions from the guests of Poland Spring will be
To insure publication, all communications should reach the
editors not later than Wednesday preceding day of issue.
All parties desiring: rates for advertising in the Hill-Top
should write the editors for same.
The subscription price of the Hill-Toh is $1 OCt for the
season of ten weeks, post-paid. Single copies will be mailed at
Address, EditohS "HILL-TOP,"
Office, Maine State Tiuilding,
South Poland, Maine.
Printed &t the -lournal Office, I^wiaton, Me.
Sunday, July 1, 1906
As each year rolls rouinl and we look back
over the track, what changes we see in the
meantime. Wars may have begun, or are ended;
the great events that attracted our attention a year
ago are ahnost forgotten now.
Who talks of the Russo-Japanese war now?
Who cares a straw about the peace convention?
Who was Togo, Kuroki, and by the way, what
was the name of the Commander-in-Chief of the
Japanese forces, and what was the name of that
big battle where so many tiiousands were killed?
This lapse of memory reminds us of two gentle-
men who met at the table of a cafe at luncheon
time, when presently one laughed, and remarked
tiiat there was a very funny paragraph in the
morning paper, but he had fory:()tten jiisl wliat it
was, when his friend also remarked that thai must
be the same good thing he had forgotten.
We recall our own illnesse,s and the loss of near
and dear friends, but others whom we have met
many times and may not see again are soon in the
category of the almost forgotten.
It is the things of yesterday and today that
claim all our attention.
A great actor left the sphere of his usefulness
since last season, but what did he leave behind?
A pleasant memory to many, but only a memory.
Had he been a statesman, a writer, or a great
artist, his works would live on to be admired by
Ancient and scarred, old Vesuvius is recalled as
having erupted once more in the early Roman
fashion, but that is because of its very recent
occurrence, and the echo of its rLinil)le lias not
entirely died away.
The thing we do remember, is tiie almost utter
elimination of one of our great cities, from tlie face
of the earth, one of the greatest catastrophes of
this or any age. The crash of toppling walls, the
roar of flames, and the wails of a sorely stricken
people are still ringing in our ears, and the cry for
assistance has not and will not cease for yet a
long time to come.
Now however we enter upon a new year ; the
summer recreation year; the outing year among
the pines, and maples; elms, lakes, hills and
The carpenter and the painter have been busy
here with results to show that will eclipse all
previous efforts, and these things are of today,
their work is new to the visitor today and accord-
ingly makes an impression, and yet we know that
with the history of enterprise before our eyes upon
this hill, that before long, all this will be forgotten
in viewing newer works that will supplant them.
Advance, improve, progress, is the watchword
here, and the original old corners of these two
great hotels are now almost forgotten in the added
beauty of the later accomplishments.
Dr. Donovan, one of Lewiston's well-known
physicians, with Mrs. Donovan, paid a visit to
Poland Spring on June 4th.
Mrs. V. R. Ballard of New York accompanied
by her son, Mr. Ballard, were among the arrivals
at the Poland Spring House, on June 2d.
Mrs. Thomas P. Stran and Miss Marion McPar-
lin Abrahams of Baltimore returned on June 14th
to the Poland Spring House for the season.
Mrs. George O. Cutler of Portland was at the
Mansion House for a few days in June.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Stearns of Boston returned
to the Poland Spring House on June Ifitii.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Robbins of Groton,
Mass., are registered at the Mansion House.
BASEBALL and TEJWJ^IS
Loring Short & Harmon
Monument Sq. Portland, Me.
Send me your Broken Glasses. I will repair
id return tlieni on the ne.xt mail.
A complete stoek of Phntograpliie Su|i|ilies.
H. V,. MuRDOCK, Optician, Portlnnd, Maine.
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The result of travel and practical experience.
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is. Containing 260 sleeping rooms, 120 pri-
vate baths, long distance telephone in every
room, lighted throughout hy electricity, licated
by steam, three electric elevators, the public
rooms and piazzas in si/e and character very
unusual, only 15 miles from the Grand Cen-
tral Station (30 minutes ride), Harlem Divi-
sion N. Y. C. & H. R. R. K. So trains daily,
golf, tennis, every facility for in- and out-
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