General Wentworth states is "to be the finest thing
of the sort on the Pacific Coast," and made
"entirely of reinforced concrete, it is absolutely
fire-proof." Even the partitions throughout are
fire-proof, no particle of wood being used, other
than the trims for doors and windows.
It is high an
eucalyptus, pine, rubber and gravillias. The
view, however, is unobstructed.
As proprietor of The Wentworth Hall, Jackson,
New Hampshire, and The Hotel Raymond, Pasa-
dena, in former years, General Wentworth is well
known to the traveling world.
Prof W. E. Sargent of Hebron Academy with
Miss Ella V. Scribner of Brooklyn and Mr. Roy
C. Haines of San Juan, P. R., were here on
Friday, July l.'ith, and
General Anson George McCook, with Mrs.
McCook and Master George A. McCook of New
"^'ork were here for several days as the guests of
Senator and Mrs. Manderson. Gen. McCook was
Member of Congress, 1877 to 'S3 from New York,
and Secretary of the U. S. Senate for ten years
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South Poland, Maine.
Printed at the .lournal Office, Lewiston, Me.
Sunday, July 22, 1906
AN ENGLISH writer wliom we greatly
lulmii'e, state,s tliitt lie has received a letter
from some unknown person, in whieh he confesses
to a crime, by which he became the possessor of
much of his victim's property, and also that he
had escaped detection and even suspicion of his
crime. By the possession of this criminally
acquired property, he was depriviiifr someone of
their just iniieritance ; but while he was in an
agony of remorse he did not know what to do, and
the only way for his newspaper confessor to advise
him, was through the press.
Among the hundreds of capital offenses com-
mitted annually, it is astonishing how few, if any,
guilty ones are arrested. A man may eonimit a
crime in the heat of passion, or through a feeling
of great wrong done to him, take the law into his
own hands, and execute his enemy himself.
In tlie first case he may bitterly, honestly,
repent his oifense, and feel that the hiw's punish-
ment of himself is deserved ; and in the .second
case he may rejoice that lie slew his enemy, whom
he honestly feels deserved what he received, but
do either of these men ever confess their guilt?
Do they ever plead guilty to a crime whose
punishment is death? Karely, if ever. Should
such a plea be made, it would probably not be
accepted, the criminal being considered insane, so
rare is the occurrence, to make voluntarily, sueli
If every man's plea were taken at its face value,
no perpetrator of an offense would ever be punished.
However deep the feeling of remorse may be,
the guilty one is rarely if ever willing to confess
his guilt, and take the punishment the law assigns
How much real repentance is there then ? A high-
way robber takes from his victim every penny
lie possesses, and possibly he later expresses a
feeling of regret, but unless he can put himself in
the position of his victim and restore every penny
he possesses, and thus be on the same [jlane, his
repentance of his deed is valueless. Possibly he
thinks he repents, and argues himself into that
belief, but it is merely that he retains his own
cupidity as a lawyer to plead the case of his
conscience. It is clear enough to see what the
result of such a tiial would be before his own
desire as a Judge.
Every man almost, that was ever executed for a
crime, was innocent, if his statement is to be
believed, lint how can anyone, if he possesses any
spark of fear of the unknown, pass into eternity
with one last great falsehood staining blacker yet
the record he has made.
If all these condemned persons are innocent,
what hosts of them have been unjustly punished,
and what an enormous number of yet undiscovered
wretches still walk the earth unpunished.
Mrs. James O. Lindsay and the Misses Lindsay
of Gennantown, I'a., ari'iveil at the Poland Spring
House on July IClh.
Dr. and Mrs. John II. Bennett of Pawtucket,
R. I., and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Horton of Attle-
boro, Mass., are at the Mansion House.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Goes, Miss Mary M.
Goes and Miss Amey B. Iladwen of Worcester,
Mass., returned to the Mansion House on Satur-
day, July 14th.
Rev. Henry R. Rose of the Church of the
Redeemer, Newark, N. J., preaclied Suiiilay
morning at the regular service in the ilusic Room
at the Pohind Spring House, on the theme "Life
is Too fSliort For â€” " and took as his text, 1 Cor.
vii., 29tii verse â€” -'But this 1 say, brethren, the
time is short." Mr. Rose also addressed the
evenins service in the main dining hall.
Rev. Father T. F. Brannan of Boston returned
to the Poland Spring House on Tuesday.
Mrs. A. B. Ricker, Miss Janette Ricker and
Miss Marion Ricker have returned from a visit of
two weeks at the Samoset, Uockland. They were
accompanied by Miss Helen B. Hopkins of ('inciii-
nati who has been paying her first visit to the
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Ray of Baltimore,
Maryland, with a party of young ladies consisting
of ftliss Ray, Miss Audrey Hammond of Baltimore
and Miss Marguerite Ricker, visited Lewiston,
Friday, in one of the Poland Spring automobiles.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pike of Chicago, with Gen-
eral and Mrs. Charles F. Manderson and Mrs. O.
S. Swan of Chicago, made up a party which visited
Auburn and Lewiston, Friday, in a Poland Spriu"
Mr. Chester U. Palmer of Brooklyn, with Mr.
Carlton H. Palmer of New York, Mrs. W. H.
Lord of Boston and Miss M. G. Dexter of New
York, toured to Lewiston in one of the cars of the
hotel garage, Monday afternoon.
A large touring party arrived iit the Poland
Spring House, Sunday afternoon, in three cars.
The party included ex-Governor John F. Hill, in
a 30 horse-power Pope-Toledo, with Mrs. Cony
and Mrs. Lombard; Mr. John E. Liggett, son-in-
law of Governor Hill, with Mrs. Liggett and Wal-
ter Durham in a 20 horse-power Pope-Hartford,
all from Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. VV. D. Sewall
in a 20 horse-power Stevens-Duryea, with Hon.
Harold M. Sewall of Bath.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gannett, Mr. John V.
Lane of Augusta and Mrs. H. P. Gardner of Pat-
ten, .Maine, were here in their automobiles on
July ]3lh, and dined at the Poland Spring House.
They returned to Augusta that evening.
Mrs. Jolm J. Appee and Miss Elsie Appee of
Indianapolis, arrived at the Poland Spring House
on Tuesday, in their touring car.
On Wednesday, Mr. H. W. Ricker took an
automobile party to Hebron, I\Liine, to visit The
Maine Sanitorium. The party included Mr. J.
K. Cilley, Dr. John F. Russell, Dr. Harry H.
Weist and Mr. Nelson Bartlett,
Mrs. Sidney Hauxhurst, Mrs. Arthur Yates,
the Misses Hayes, Mr. Thomas Hooker Jr., Mr.
S. C. Hauxhurst, of Cushing Islaiul, registered at
the Poland Spring House on Wednesday. They
came in a.iO liorse-powerThomas car from Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hutchinson of Boston
arrived at the Poland Spring House, Wednesday,
in their 20 horse-power Acme car.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. McDonald and Mr. F.
G. C. Lyon of Brooklyn, New York, arrived here
Wednesday, in a 24 horse-power Packard (;ar.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Thomas, Mr. George
B. French, Mrs. A. Murray, Mrs. W. Peterson,
and Mrs. A. T. Salter toured to Bay of Naples,
Wednesday afternoon, in one of the H. Ricker and
Sons' Lozier touring cars.
(Continued on page i;^)
Graduate of Harvard TJniversity and an expe-
rienced tutor, will lake one or two pupils in Latin,
Greek, or French, while at Poland Spring.
Inquire of the Editors.
V^T'HEN you tire of Poland
~ ' Spring â€” if you ever do
tire â€” write us for pointers on
the ne.xt place. We have infor-
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Resort in the World by Every
Route. The information is yours
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The principal hotels have made great impro\'e-
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.
1 ne JNew Y ork V_ientral J_/ines take you to tne
jrVaironaack JVlountains rrom Hvery Uirection
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AnTOMOBILiNGâ€” (Continued from page 11)
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Aaron, Miss Hamburger
and Miss Hattie Hamburger of Pittsburg, Pa., on
tour through the White Mountains, arrived at tlie
Poland Spring House, Thursday, from Jackson,
N. H., in a 35 horse-power Elmore car.
Mrs. S. D. Lit and Mr. Jack Lit of Philadel-
phia, Pa., registered at the Poland Spring House,
Thurfday. They came in Mrs. Lit's o.j horse-
Mr. and Mrs. \V. H. Gannett of Augusta and
Mr. and Mrs. \V. P. Ordway of Skowhegan visited
the hill-top, Thursday, in a 40 horse-power Peer-
Mr. George W . Elkins went to the Rangeley
lakes on a fishing trip, Wednesday, in his automo-
bile. He was acconi|)anied by Mr. George W.
Elkins Jr., Mr. Byron P. Moulton and Dr. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Tolnian of Canton, ALiss.,
came up from Portland, Thursday afternoon, in a
30 horse-power Cailillac car.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Doherty, Miss M. A.
Corcoran, of Cambridge, Mass., and Mr. B. C.
Driscoll of Salem, stopped at the Poland Spring
House, Thursday night, en route to Bretton
\Voods, N. H. They are touring from Boston in
a M horse-power Thomas car.
Mr. W. C. Gurney of Boston was here for a
Mr. George Todd of Boston was a Thursday
Grace W. A. Parker and Morris A. Soper of
Bath arrived the 19th.
Mr. D. H. Kirkland of Atlanta, Ga., arrived at
the Poland Spring House on July 19th.
Mr. A. E. Duff, Travelling Passenger Agent
for the Grand Trunk R. R., was here on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Peabody and Miss Amy
Peabody of Boston were at the Poland Spring
House for a short sojourn, upon their return from
Rangeley Lakes. Mr. Peabody is of the firm of
Messrs. Kidder, Peabody & Co.
One can scarcely take up a paper that has por-
traits of prominent men and women, but the name
of Notman Photograph Co. may be seen upon if,
which is a good straw to tell which way the wind
blows. If large numbers of people of taste, posi-
tion and large means make such a selection, what
should others similarly situated do, when in search
of a successful artist photographer. Their places
in Boston are noted as the standard of excellence.
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THE scale of perfection embraces all the gooil points
quality, durability, and elasticity. The widest
range is to be found here; suited to the most variable
tastes from the daintiest fabrics, richly embroidered in
â€¢Silk, and every conceivable color or weight for the most
important occasion as well as those relialile qualities so
necessary for the daily wear and tear of a strenuous life
Above goods for sale at
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MINIATURES AT POLAND
This season's art cxhiliilidii is lii-li in iiiiiiiatiires,
as well as in diIkt liram-lK's uf art, llio display
co\eriiig one wall of Alcove E and presented in a
way to attract the attention of all visitors. The
wall is draped with maroon, upon which are large
ebonized cases to conlain the smaller frames. The
comhiiiation is harniiniioiis and licli, well calculated
to show the miniatiiics to umiA cttrct.
25 Portrait of Count Wachtmeister
Ava lie l..igercr.int/
There are 27 allugcllier, and the (piesticin of
snperiiirilv must he left Id the iiidivi(hial taste of
Of this niiinhiT l!a.-r sends three, Ava de Lager-
crant/ three, W liillrnKHv f.ur. Kllen ,Mndrr three,
â€¢Sally Cross three. Jean Oliver lliree. Mrs. Fuller
t\v(i. Nellie Thiiiii|isiin two, etc.
WhitteiiKirir's wurk has been frecpuM.tly seen
here, and always admired. He has a very excellent
example of his wmU here this year.
Mr.s. Fuller's "Chinese Jacket" and another of
a child are superb. It is a rare thing to sec sticli
a line |)air of pictures as are these two.
Baer'.s "Madonna" is excpiisilc, ami his "Uctly"
a beautiful piece of baby flesh tint.
The "Portrait of Jeniier" bv de La^â– erclâ€¢antz is
most successful, it being that of a seated figure of
three-quarters length, and correct as to drawing
Lizzie Wait sends two very excellent subjects,
and in fact there is not one that by itself would
not meet with the approval of nearly every visitor.
Such a thing as unanimity of opinion on portraits
is not for an instant to be expected, for, no matter
who the artist may be, although the mtijority may
be greater or less in its favor, there will be
others to whom it is too dark, or too light, like
or unlike ; too much color, or not enough ; eyes
too blue, too black or too grey, when they should
be milder. In fact it is impossible for any
artist to please all tastes, especially in portrait
Now that the catalogues are ready for distri-
bution, let every one visit the gallery who can.
lake the cat.'ilogue and make a careful study of
the exhibition, and we are confident that a very
large majority will give this exhibition the
credit of being filled with very superior art.
Bear in mind that of the 161 numbers shown,
there are but twelve that are not sent here new
The g.illeiy is on the third Hoor of the IMaiiie
State Ruilding, and is free to all, as also is the
It is open on Sundays from 1(1 a.m. until
.S..>() r.M and on week days from '.) a.m. until
It is the only exhibition in the State of
M line, and recognized as one of the notable
1 \liibiiions III' this country.
'Ill (omc to Poland S|>siiig and not visit this
gallery, would be like visiting L
see the Tower ; or Buffalo, and not see Niagara.
The value of the Poland Spring art exhibi-
tion, the quality of its catalogue, and the
thoroughness of the Boston Public Library,
were all three evidenced last week, by the
receipt of a request to furnish them with the
catalogues of the lirst five years, which they
desired to complete their files.
Mr. M. Ilirshler and Miss Hirshler of Philadel-
phia arc registered at the Mansion Mouse.
iSIiss Helen B. Hopkins of Cincinnati is the
guest of Miss Janette Ricker at the Mansion
Mr. Carlton H. Palmer of New York has joined
his cousin, Mr. Chester Palmer, at the Pohiiid
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A Humorous Episode in the Life of Asa King, by
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"Tlie author has been successful in his humorous
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It is a good servant and a bad master.
A GLIMPSE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Many a little fel-
low at your tender
years, my dear
reader, shall carry
the events of April
17 of this year
throngh life as
something never to
be forgotten. Have
you ever, wlieu
reading in history
iJ of the destruction
of Rome or Moscow
by tire, wished that
you might witness
the scene wrought
by such destructive
power. Y o u can
read about it but
tlial il'i' - 'I -,i:i-ly. Vast may be the destruction
wrought, great may be the loss of property and
life, still there is something so fascinating in such
a picture you desire to view it with your own eyes.
Pictures may be painted, photographs taken, still
yoti can grasp but a small part of the bigness of
the earthquake and fire win'ch swept the city of
San Francisco and changed the residence of thou-
sands of children from pleasant homes like yours
to benches and lawns in the parks and public
gardens of the city. You will never know how
good to lie upon is a bench or a grass lawn. I have
slept in many a good bed in many parts of the
country, but no bed seemed to meet my need and
give me such complete rest as a mound of grass in
dear old Golden Gate Park, the home of -200,000
people during the city's dreary days of fire.
Perhaps you have never felt an earthquake.
I will lell you what it i.s like. You have seen a
terrier shake a rat or your cat a mouse â€” something
like that, only so much more powerful and terrify-
ing that you grasp for the first object that seems to
be anchored atid secure and then you hold on for
dear life, wondering what will come next. It was
a movement so great that it opened great holes in
the streets, twisted steel car tracks, broke large
water mains, and reduced massive stone and steel
buildings to ruins of ashes and molten metal.
Go out after reading this brief description and
stand on the brow of the hill and try to picture
every building within your vision a mass of burning
timber and piles of brick â€” then can you see some-
thing of what my little friends saw in the fire
which destroyed a city that was as dear to them as
your home is to you.
On that fateful nu)rning the city was fast asleep,
but few were on the streets, the city was sleeping
like a tired child, and then as if some one had
thought that they had slept long enough and were
hard to awaken from their slumbers, some great
power took the city within its grasp and no one
ever got out of bed quicker than did those thousands
who were thrown from their beds and out into the
streets to discover what fate had left of them and
for them. It took hours for the truth to dawn
upon those stricken people. People would look at
each other with pinched aiul terrified faces, and in
their expression were pictures of expectant fear;
many .sat as though they were awaiting the coming
of another shock ; and then â€” then was heard the
cries of fire ; then the fleeing multitudes, such a
caravan, to places of safety, only to move again