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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?"



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FiiKliii;x tluit lie luid never been to Poland
Spring 1 luljnsted my range tinder, — " 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, — 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
remainder."

" And your daugliter's?"

"I don't know, — 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, — 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
can.

" 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
playing.

"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
•calls," said he, but how about location, view, air, —
I know all about the water, we are never without
it!"

" 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.
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