this picture were hung by itself in a private resi-
dence in a favorable position, it would not fail to
attract the most complimentary attention. The
Jungfrau is one of the mountains of the Bernese
Alps, and is in a sense isolated on account of the
tremendous precipices on all sides. In this paint-
ing the artist has caught the wonderful beauty of
sunset u|)on its peak, crowned with perpetual
We have numerous mountains equally high, and
even liigher, like Rainier, Hood, and Pike's Peak,
but they do not present the spectacular features of
rugged grandeur the .lungfrau does.
Curran was a pupil of Benjamin Constant in
Paris, and also of Doucet, and has taken enough
medals to make him stoop to cany them. Few
men paint better or more effective pictures.
"The Land of the Pointed Firs" is another
charming landscape, with light and luminous
atmospheric effects. It is by Ernest L. Major a
pupil of Boulanger and Lefebvre in Paris. Major
lias sent to previous exhibitions here many good
things, and this is not one of the least of these.
Of a similar nature is "Pines at Sunset" by H.
Wintlirop Pierce. On a cold winter's day, to sit
and gaze upon this picture will make one content
with life, and bring a glow of warmth even into
the coldest nature.
Pictures of this class are better than medicine,
and if a fad could be started to present a view of
bright and cheery pictures of such merit to victims
of melancholia, nervous prostration, and kindred
disorders, it would have a far more beneficial
effect than all the drugs known to the pharmaco-
poeia. A picture that brings a smile to the face per-
forms a greater benefit to humanity than the world
at large realizes. This is a strenuous age, and in
the hurry and push of business activity, men
become old and worn before their natural hour, so
let them see that which will delight them, charm
them, and has no sting of mental or physical
Mrs. W. A. Porter, wife of Dr. Porter of Port-
land, and Mrs. M. D. Hanson were here for over
Sunday, July 8th.
Miss IMary J. Marsh and Master Dexter Marsh
of Springfield, Mass., have returned to the Mansion
House for the season.
Graduate of Harvard University and an expe-
rienced tutor, will lake one or two pupils in Latin,
Greek, or Frencli, while at Poland Spring.
Inquire of the Kdilors.
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The principal hotels have made great improve-
ments during the past winter anticipating an
unusually prosperous season, and the indications
now are that 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains
will be the greatest season ever known.
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MR. LYMAN 'WARD'S APPEAL
iMr. Lyiiiun Ward, prioci|ial (if the Camp Hill
and Alaliaiiia Industrial Institute, delivered an
interestinu' address at the Poland Spring House
nuisir room, Tuesday evening. Mr. Ward took
till- hi.-i .^nlij.ifi "Inilustrial Training for the Poor
White Youth.s of the South."' He described the
coiiilitions in his seetiou of the eountry, where
fai-ilities for the training of useful, industrious
artisans, are far behind those of the north. Mr.
Ward made an eloquent appeal for the interest of
his auditors, in the work of training the southern
poor white youth, who by reason of environment
are predisposed to indolence and uselessiiess. His
presentation of the situation and the needs of the
movement for the iniprovement of the conditions
in that section, held the interest of a good sized
Mr. H. H. Kicker of Portland was here on
Mr. .lolin ('. Iluynes of IJoston has returned to
the Poland Spring House.
Mr. H. Lamb of New York arrived at the
Poland Spring House on July 7th.
Mr. Fi'ank W. Gowen of Waterville is regis-
tered at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. W. W. Whitney of New York arrived at
the Poland Spring House on July 9th.
Mrs. P. Sargent and Mrs. B. Sewell of New
York City are at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pike of Chicago have
returned to the Poland Spring House for the season.
Francis K. McCuUy, Miss E. M. Seager of
Paterson, N. J., are registered .it the Poland Spring
Dr. R. B. Donaldson with Mis. Donaldson and
Miss L. D. Lauck of Washington, D. C, are at
the Mansion House. They will remain during the
month of July.
THE MOUNT WASHINGTON
With more than usual magnificence, and with
every indication pointing to a great season, the
new" Mount Washington opened yesterday, still
under the able management of Anderson & Price.
This house and the Mount Pleasant are examples
of what an indomitable energy and push will do.
Long may this management continue on the higli-
way of success.
To not live in vain
Read The i\Lin from Maine
S U P E R ICKI T Y
Brand of H osier t;
THK scale of perfection Kiiibraces all the goo
quality, durability, and elasticity. 'Phe widest
range is to be found here; suited to the most variable
tastes from the daintiest fabrics, richly embroidered in
Silk, and every conceivable color or weight for the most
important occasion as well as those reliable epialities so
necessary for the daily wear and tear of a strenuous life
.\bove goods for sale at
OWEN, MOORE & CO., Portland, Me.
Lord & Taylor yl^^[-
Mrs. A. D. Weeks of New York City is at the
Pcliuul Spring House for several weeks.
Mrs. H. D. Hull of New York has returiieil to
the Poland Spring House for the season.
Col, R. Birnie of Governor's Island, New York,
has joined Mrs. Birnie at the Mansion House.
Miss Grace T. Ti'ain of Washington has joined
Mrs. David Folsoni at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mulgrew and Miss
Regina P. Mulgrew were here for a short sojourn.
Mr. A. Parker Hrouue of Maldeti is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. K F. Hii'kford at the Mansion
Mr. and Airs. C. C. Grlffii} of Haverhill, Ma>»s ,
have returned to the Poland Spring House for llie
Mr. and Mrs. .lolin W. Skeele of N'Mv York
were among the airivais at the Mansion llnusc on
Mr. and Mrs. .lolm Fouler of St. Louis were
among the arrivals at the P.ihtnd Spring Ilimse on
Miss Lydia Kirkw I of Paierson, N. J., and
Miss S. Gagneux of New Y(uk are ;it the Mansion
The Misses Piercy of Ivist Orange, N. J. were
among the arrivals at the Mansion House on
Miss Agnes iMcPaT-iin id' l!altiuu)re has joined
Mrs. Thomas P. Siran and Miss Marion MeParlin
Abrahams at the Pcdaiid Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Birks, Master Hobart
returned I(j the Mansion House for the monlh of
Dr. Marry H. Weist of Riehniond, Indiana, has
joined his family at the Pidand Spring House.
Mrs. Harrv H. VVeisi is a daughter of Mv. .1. K.
Mrs. William II. .lordan of Gloucester, Mass.,
and Miss L. Alice Worcester of Candjridgc, have
joined Judge Worcester at the P(dand Spi-ing
Mrs. F. Willie of D.'inville, Miss Susan K.
Porter ol Snulh Paris and INIiss Bertha M. Tardv
of Foxcrofl dined al llie I'.. land Spring House on
ALPHA AND OMEGA
A chirp, a note, then countless singers voicing
Their songs of praise and pleasure upward borne ;
A burst of light, and Nature greets, rejoicing,
A gladsome morn.
A smile, a kiss, a virgin heart awaking ;
A tender breast by love's emotions torn ;
A cry of joy, and from its prison breaking,
A life is born.
The heat, the strife ; the orb of day descending ;
The stealthy evening shadows creeping on ;
The shades of night, in deeper shadows blending.
The curtain drawn.
A sigh, a tear, a prisoned soul awaking.
And waiting, watching for the coming dawn ;
A cry of joy, and from its prison breaking —
A life has gone.
— Frank Leon Bceby, in the Transcript.
Mr. Charles H. Bolster of Chicago is visiting
Mr. J.L. Tucker of Washinglon, I). C. was
here this week for a short sojourn.
Mr. .lolm Neiischeler of New York arrived at
the Poland Spring House on July lOlh.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry I). Ziegler td' Philadelphia
have returned to the Poland Spring House for the
Mrs. C. Scherz and Miss A. F. Scherz id' New
York will spend several weeks at the Poland
Mr. and Mrs. William C. West <.f Salem, Mass.,
iciuriicd to the Mansion House on Wednesday,
.hd\' 1 1 ill for the season.
On Wednesday, July 1 1 , ii birthday cake was
noticed on i\Jr. Cilley's table, in honor of his son-
in-law, Dr. Harry H. Weist.
Mrs. Tlioinas H. Kecd, widow .d' the late Con-
gressiuan, is at the Poland Spring Hiuise. Mrs.
Reed was accompanied by Miss Boyd of Portland.
JNIr. and Mrs. William H. Childs and Miss
Mary Childs of Brooklyn were among the arrivals
at the Pidand Spring House on Wednesday. This
is their iirst visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Ray andlMissRay
of Baltimore have returned to the Poland Spring
House for the month of July. They were accom-
panied by Miss Audrey T. Hammond of Baltimore.
You'll recognize Jatie
In The Man from Mail
There aie a limited number of Souvenir Plates
to be had at the news stand, that ina.y be had for
7."i cents, wliiidi includes box for mailing. 'I'liey
will he shown with great pleasure bv the very
courteous attendants. Thei-e is also a rcmaikably
attractive assortment of other goods, suitable for
the boudoir, for gifts, or prizes.
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Announce to the Patrons of Poland Spring, and others, the Novel
"The Man From Maine"
A Humorous Episode in the Life of Asa King, by
Frank Carlos Griffith
For the past twelve years Associate Kdilnr of the Hii.i.- Top, and whose travel, editorial,
descriptive, art, and other articles are familiar to all its readers
The childhood shows the man,
As morning shows the day.
TEDDYS BIRTHDAY PRESENT
By EVE GOLD
Trilcly, being an
only child, iiad
:i I \v ay s li ad
|iri'tty much of
liis own wav.
I lis pii]ia a u d
iii.nna loved liini
i'\cn more than
most little boys
a 1- e love d, I
lliink, a n d he
had, besides, a
j;randma, an nn-
ele Charley, itiid
an Aunt Emma
who ])etted him
so much that he
was in a fa i r
way to be spoiled. Indeed, I think he really tvas
spoiled, and a good bit selfish, when Loretta came
along. Ot course lie was jealous of the new baby,
but I don't think he would have hated her as he
really did, if she hadn't been so unlucky as to
arrive on his birthday — and spoil it all !
What between papa, mama, grandma, uncle and
aunty, Teddy's birthdays were always very im-
portant events. On the morning of his sixth
birthday, he woke up with his head full of the
nice presents he expected to get, and he could
hardly wait for his nurse, Maggie, to dress him
properly, so anxious was he to get downstairs.
When, however, Maggie solemnly told him that
"God had sent him, during the night, a beautiful
baby sister for a birthday present," he wasn't a
hit pleased and he wished with all his might that
God hadn't sent him that kind of present. And
when he got downstairs, and found that every-
body — from papa to aunty — was taken up with the
new baby, and had clean forgotten to buy him a
single toy, oh, what an unhappy little boy he was !
Maggie was the only person in the house who
paid any attention to him, and even she wasn't a
bit consoling when he wept out his grief on her
shoulder. For she said in the tone she used when
he was naughty. "You ought to be glad to have
such a beautiful birthday present as a baby sister."
She was anything but beautiful ! he thought,
when tinallv he was led in to see her, as she lay,
screaming lustily, in her crib. .She was clenching
her tiny, tiny fists for all the world as if she
wanted to have a fight with somebody then and
He thought her the queerest, ugKest, crossest
little thing he had ever seen, and he wondered why
God hadn't picked out something better for them.
JMaggie was ([uite horrified wdien he said, scorn-
fully, that he'd much rather have a jackknife for a
birthday present than that "mis'ablo red-faced
hawl-baby." Then she told him that he was a
naughty and ungrateful child.
It certainly was a very sulky and unhap])y child
that crept into bed that night. He set his teeth
hard, and said he would never, never love his new
sisler, and never, never he good to her. She had
come to steal away the love of his papa, his mama,
and — and — everybody ! And he sobbed himself to
As the days slipped by, Loretla — for that was
the name they gave her — grew ever so niiudi
better looking, and she cried very litth' now . Her
eyes became a lovely blue, and her black hair had
turned to the finest of silky, golden floss. She had
a sininy smile, and a little cooing, gurgliuL' laugh.
Everybody loved her, everybody but Teddy. He
often scowled, and made faces at her, ami some-
times, when no one was looking, he even slapped
her, to her grieved astonishment. The dear little
soul tried her baby best to win her big brother's
love, but it was of no use, because he had
hardened his heart against her.
One day, Cousin Harry came to see Loretla for
the first time. He lived in a place a long way oH'
from Teddy's home and that was wdiy he hadn't
come before. Of course he was delighted with the
baby, and she with him, and as Teddy watched
theiii playing together, he began to have a dread-
fully unhappy feeling. A curious rage filled him
when he heard ^fcirry say to her: "How I wish
yon were 7U?/ little sister. Will you come honte
with me, Loretta, and be my little sisler?" ^^
"She isn't your sister! She's mine!" sahl
"Let's see which one she likes best," whispered
Harry. "Let's both hold out our ban'
Ami Teddy held out Ids hands, too, w
time, that terrible pain was tugging at
Would she go to Harry? Could she foi give /um
for all his cruelly to her? They both waited— with
theii- hands held out— and, oh ! what a long time
it seemed to Ted.ly. Loretta was looking first at
one, then at the other, with her shy, roguish eyes;
and suddenly, with her lilllc cooing laugh, she
held out her'dinipl.Ml hands to Te.ldy ! The next
minute he was hugging and kissing her with
frantic joy, the dear, forgiving baby !
And that was the beginning of happy times for
Teddy and Loretta.
I killed a robin. The little thing,
With scarlet breast on a glossy wing.
That comes in the apple tree to sing.
I flung a stone as he twittered there ;
1 only meant to give him a scare.
But ol^ it went — and hit him square.
A little flutter — a little cry —
Then on the ground I saw him lie ;
I didn't think he was going to die.
But as I watched him I soon could see
He never would sing for you or me
Any more in the apple tree.
Never more in the morning light,
Never more in the sunshine bright,
Trilling his song in gay delight.
And I'm thinking every summer day.
How never, never can I repay
The little life that I took away.
Sidney Dayre in Yoiitli's Conipniiivii.
SOME AMERICAN CITIES
II. -ST. LOUIS
LOUIS may have been a saint, but there is very
little appearance of saintliness about St. Louis.
When Uncle Sam's expenses were much
smaller than those of New Jersey at the present
day he made an investment by purchasing a big
Western farm, and St. Louis was located in the
ranch. This was called the Louisiana purchase,
atid the same saintly Louis threw in his name along
with a state and city. St. Louis was tlierefore
there when the Mormons moved from Nauvoo to
the Salt Lake, and Brigham Young gave it a wide
berth by going to the north and evading toll
charges for his troupe over the E»ids bridge.
St Louis is fairly on the level, its little undu-
lations being so inoil'ensive no notice is taken of
them. Their little rolls are so trifling that one
would rcMpiire a surveyor's level to sight along to
learn whether he was on a hill-top or in a valley.
St. Louis'ans are smooth-faced, the gentlemen,
I mean, the ladies' faces it not being necessary to
dwell upon — long.
English is spoken in .St. Louis as well as in
Cincinnati and i\Iilvvankee, and the tourist will
not find it at all necessary to employ an interpre-
ter. With a mere smattering of English yon can
get along. A few things like •' at the railway sta-
tion," "at the cafe," "in the 'otel," will pull you
through, and you will feel (|uile as mncli nt home
as you would in either of the above-named cities of
the faderland, yah.
If my memory serves me correctly, America lias
four Eair cities. New York, Philadelphia, Chicago
and St Louis. New York had one more than fiftv
years ago and has said, " Nay, nay, PaiiliNC," to
all solicitations for an encore. I'liilaili'Iplii.'i liail
one over- a quarter of a century ago, and had
enougli. Chicago butted in thirteen years ago and
retired from the list of future contestants, and lastly
St. Louis entered the ring and walked away with
the prize as the largest and most beautiful exposi-
tion ever given, and that is not likely to be exceeded .
It was my privilege to see all those grand build-
ings a month before the opening of the Fair, when
all was in the freshness of youth, and when the
bud of its promise was almost fully hlossomed (Uit
j in all its splendor. One year after the gates closed
on the last visitor I visited it again. Had those
buildings been made of sugar and a heavy shower
passed over them the effect produced would have
been much the same as that I witnessed. The
staff that had been patiently, laboriously and skill-
fully fashioned into groups, figures and symbols of
allegorical significance, were crumbled, broken
The torso of some gigantic female symbolism
lay on topof a mountain of splintereil rubbish, her
mastodonic leg reposed on a carpet of gluey mud,
and mud in St. Louis is gluey, gluey. That is no
joke, for it oozes up through the pavement, stones,
asphalt, anj'thing, and unless you hasten on you
are literally glued to the spot. That is why St.
Louisians are always in such a hurry. To return
to our mutton. One-half of the structural forma-
tion of the exhibition still stood, but whei'e once
the nuignificent cascade fell so gracefully to the
lake below, rank grass and broken staff covereil
the hillside, while the basin below, so attractive to
the visitor a year earlier, was as a swamp where
ooze and slime were the sole dwellers. Men tugged
at ropes, and with a deafening ci'ash, huge trusses
fell, like the sound one hears when sleeping in
great forests, and some giant tree has reached its
limit and totters to the ground. I have lieaiil that
sound at niiiht in the great northern forest, when
no other sound marred the stillness save the In-hoot
to-hoot to-ho-o-o of some vigilant owl, w the
lonely cry of the loon, gracefully riding npnn the
surface of the lake.
15ut this is not St. Louis. St. Louis owes its
success to the Mississippi river, the father of
waters. Why "father of waters" I don't know.
It being Mrs. Ippi I should consider it more natu-
ral to have been the mother. He that as it may,
it wasn't born there, like the Ohio at Pittslmrg,
but simply passes by. .St. Louis isn't even a Hag
station, for it doesn't even stop.
It was a very lively spot along in earliest six-
ties, and tliey didn't know whether the
wns aiiainst his son, or their neiL'hhnr was
his Crieiiil or in short, where anvdiie was '
the thiiii; ,L:(it l)oiled down anil skinuncd .ill
They (In nut a|)iiear t\\] niiich tii >la
St. Lonis, and ihe fashion of rhlhulel|.hia
doorstejjs wonld be sadly ont ni' tnije am
wilderness of smoke.
There are many beantil'ul residenees, and so
many, and so varied, and so artistically disposed,
that one is lost in admiration of thi.s feature of
home life in St. Louis.
If I had to live in St. Louis, I say ii' 1 had to,
I should insist upon beinfr rich, for that would
enable me to live in eomfort and with artistic sur-
Ladies of .St. Louis? Yes indeed. There are
types of women there that wonld make the con-
noisseurs in that lovely class of the human family
speechless with admiration. A noticeable type are
blonde, with clear, fresh, peachy complexion, per-
fect teeth, and eyes that melt under the gaze.
But why enter into details? Details are wearisome
and the belles of St. Louis are far from that.
The Eads Bridge is one of the sights of St.
Louis. That is all they let you have of it without
paying. You step on it and you pay roundly for
the privilege ; you cross it and your purse is theirs.
The entire United States is held up at the end of
the Eads Bridge.
I had nearly forgotten one thing in connection
with the demolition of the P>xposition buildings.
One surviving structure sported tauntingly a large
sign, "Chicago House Wrecking Co."' and
inquiry developed the fact that the contract was let