Mi.ss Fanny Hanna, Cleveland, O,
Mr. Leonard H. Hanna, Cleveland, O.
Mr. A. T. Smith, Cleveland, O.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Storrs, Orange, N. J.
Miss Katharine Storrs, Orange, N. J.
Mr. Richard S. Storrs, Orange. N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ht-rriek. Newton. Mass.
Miss M. A. Richardson, Boston
Mrs. Geo. Stetson, Bangor, Me.
Miss Carter, Bangor, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Morse, Camden, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Hugo. Boston
Miss R. B. Hugo, Boston
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Earle, Hyde Park
Mr. W. G. Wright, Boston
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hess, New York City
Mrs. G. H. Wilkinson, Poland Spring
Mrs. Fred Moore, Poland Spring
Mr. Edgar N. Sidman, New York City
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Allen, Concord, Mass.
Miss Allen. Concord, Mass.
Mr. Thomas 1^. .Mien. (^oncord. Mass.
Mr. A. G. Bradford, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. W. A. McKenney, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. John Simmonds &â¢ children, Boston
Mr. Fcn-rest W. Taylor, Worcester
Lady Catherine Hickson, Montreal
Miss M. E. Hiekson, Montreal
Mr. Henry U. Palmer of Brooklyn arrived at
the Poland Spring House on July 22d.
Mr. C. A. Taft of Whitinsville, Mass., arrivi-il
at the Poland Spring House on July 21tli.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Root of Waterbury, Conn.,
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fenn.
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A Humorous Episode in the Life of Asa King, by
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S'/ZE HILL-BOP. South Poland, Me.
Alex. Smitli who is considered the best golfer
ill America today and the present holder of the
professional cluinipiouship, also the Western and
Metropolitan clianipinnsliips, visited Poland Spring
on Tuesday and WiMlncsday. Tuesday Alex.
Smith and Dr. W. S. Harban played a best ball
match against A. H. Fenn and Dr. Geo. H.
Knight, the winning professional receiving a purse
ofS2.").00. Smith played almost faultless golf on
his first I'onnd of the course, making the fine score
of 34-37 â 71 which was within two strokes of the
record. Dr. W. S Harban played very steady as
his partnei', making three of the rounds in 38 each.
Dr. Knight played well as Fenn's partner but
Smith and Harban were too strong for them, beat-
ing them 11 up, 10 to play. The bye holes were
played out and the final score was 12 up. The
following is the best ball score by holes.
First 18 Holes
Smith and Harban :
Out 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 4â33 ]
In 4 4 4 4 .-. 4 3 4 3â 35â G8
^"enn and Knigh
Out 4 3
In 5 4
Smith and Harban :
Out 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 4 3â35
In 3 4 4 5 4 4 2 5 3â 34â Ci)
Fenn and Knight :
Out 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 5 5â40
In 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4â 36â 70
Tlie individual score of each player was as
Alex. Smith :
Out 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4â34
In 44445444 4â37â71
Out 4 5 4 5 5 3 3 4 4-37
In 3 4 5 5 4 4 2 5 3â35â72
Dr. W. S. Harban :
Out 5 4 4 5 5 3 3 4 5â38
In 5445 5 435 3â38â76
Out 5 4 4 5 5 4 3 5 3â38
In 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5â42â80
A. H. Fenn :
Out 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 5 5-38
I" 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4â37â75
Out 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 â 41
III 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4â37â78
\>r. (xeo. H. Knight :
Out 5 3 4 5 5 4 3 5 5 â 39
In 5 4 4 6 6 4 4 5 4â42â81
Out 5 5 4 6 5 5 3 5 5 â 43
In 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 5 â 42 â 85
On Wednesday Alex. Smith and A. H. Fenn
played a 36-hole match for a purse subsi'ribcil by
the guests of Poland Spring. A large gallery fol-
lowed the match throughout. Some fine plays
were made by both players during the game but
neither played quite up to his best game, Fenn
being decidedly oif in his putting. Smith's play-
ing was a revelation to most of the guests at
Poland, and as he is to enter in the VanCourtland
and Metropolitan tournaments next week his play-
ing will be watched with interest by those who
saw him play here at Poland.
The score by holes was :
Alex. Smith :
Out 5 5 4 5 4 4 2 5 5-39
In 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 5 4â37â76
Out 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 4 4â37
In 5 5 4 5 3 4 3 3 3-35â72
A. H. Fenn :
Out 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4â38
In 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4â41â79
Out 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 5 4â39
In 5 4 3 6 4 4 3 4 1 37â76
The result of the matcli was 5 up, 1 lo play.
On Monday, July IGtli, there was a putting
tournament for two cups presented by the Hotel,
one for ladies and one for the men. Mrs. VV. B.
Lord won the ladies' cup, beating Miss M. Pettit
2 up in the finals.
Allen Pettit won the men'.s cup, beating Mr.
Kverit 4 up, 3 to play in the final round.
The feature of the tournament was the putting ot
Mr. Pettit which was phenomenal.
The full details of the tournament was lost in
the mail is the reason of our omitting it our last
On Thursday, July 26tli, there was a putting
tournament for four cups presented by Dr. and
Mrs. W. S. Harban of Washington, D. C. There
were over 60 entries. Refreshments were served
in the grove during the jilay. H. G. Ilonifeck,
of the Montclair Golf Club, won the first gentle-
men's cup, and Hugh HaLsell of Texas won the
runner up cup. Miss Bessie Fenn won the first
ladies' cup, and Miss Constant L. Johnson of New
York won the rniiner up cup.
The following are the scores in detail :
Men â G. C. Carpenter, 40 ; I. B. .Johnson, 41 ;
Willie M. Lummis, 41; H. G. Hornfeck, 41;
Hugli Halsell, 41; Frank Pearson, 42; J. H.
Bennett, 42; T. F. Jewell, 42; Paul Harrison,
42; J. H. Birks, 42; C. U. Palmer, 43; N. A.
Pettit, 43; Frank S. Layng, .43; S. Hayward
Harris, 44 ; Albert Saxe, 45 ; John W. Lummis,
4.5; E. A. p:verit, 46; J. J. McKelvey, 46; R.
M. Horton, 46; Davis Pearson, 47; E. P.
Ricker Jr., 47; H. D. Hibbard, 47; Robert A.
Bagnell. 48; H. Walton, 49; C. H. Palmer, .50;
W.'W. Peake, TiO ; George W. Kirwan, 53.
FIRST ROUND MATCH PLAY
Willie M. Lummis beat S. Haward Harris, 4 up 3.
H. C. Hornfeck beat Frank S. Layng, 1 up P,l
Paul Harrison beat J. H. Bennttt, 3 up 2.
I. B. Johnson beat N. A. Pettit, 1 up 21 holes.
Albert Saxe beat Jno. W. Lummis, 2 up.
G. C. Carpenter beat C. U. Palmer, 2 up 1 .
H. Halsell beat T. V. Jewell, 1 up 20 holes.
J. H. Birks beat Frank Pearson, 2 up I.
H. C. Honilcfk beat W. M. Lummis, 4 up 3.
Paul Harrison beat 1. B. Johnson, 2 up.
G. C. Carpenter beat Albert Saxe, 1 up 20 holes.
H. Halsell beat J. H. Birks, 1 up l'.Â» holes.
SEMI-KIN A r.S
H. C. Hornfeck beat Paul Harrison, 5 up 4.
H. Halsell beat G. C. Carpenter, 1 up.
H. C. Hornfeck beat H. Halsell, 2 up 1.
Ladies â Miss Marguerite Pettit, 43; Miss
Effie Bagnell, 43; Mrs. H. Coffin, 43; Miss M.
Vincent, 41; Miss H. Lummis, 41; RLiss Mary
Childs, 45 ; Miss Vose, 45 ; Miss Bessie Fenn,
45; Miss Helen B. Johnson, 4G ; Miss Layng,
46 ; Miss L. T. Hollis, 46 ; Miss Constant L.
Johnson, 47; Mrs. G. C. Carpenter, 47; Miss
Eleanor Lindsay, 47; Miss Alice Peterson, 47;
Mrs. I. B. Johnson, 47; Mrs. L. M. Hollis, 47;
Miss Constance McKelvey, 47; Miss Louise B.
Elkins, 48; Mrs. Frank Pearson, 48; Miss L.
D. Lauck, 49; Mrs. Brewster, 48; Miss M. G.
Dexter, 49; Mrs. L. L. Coburn, 50; Mrs.
Bickford, 50; Mrs. F. S. Layng, 51 ; Mrs. J. J.
McKelvey, 51; Miss Edna G. McKnew, 51 ; Miss
Vj. Noves, 52; Miss M. E. Davis, 58.
FIRST KOUND MATCH PLAY
Miss Constant Johnson beat Miss Layng, 3 up 1.
Mrs. H. Coffin beat Mrs. G. C. Carpenter, 7 up 5.
Miss Mary Childs beat Miss Effie Bagnell, 4 up 3.
Miss H. Lummis beat Miss M. Vincent, 1 up.
Miss L. T. Hollis beat Miss Eleanor Lindsay, 1
Miss Bessie Fenn beat Miss Alice Peterson, 1 up
Mrs. I. B. Johnson beat Miss Vose, 4 up 3.
Miss Helen Johnson beat Miss M. Pettit, 5 up 4.
Miss C. Jcdinson beat Mrs. H. Coftin, 6 up 4.
Miss Mary Childs beat Miss H. Lummis, 6 up 5.
Miss Bessie Feim beat Miss L. T. Hollis, 1 up.
Miss Helen Johnson beat Mrs. L B. Johnson,
6 up 5.
Miss C. Johnson beat Miss M. Childs, 1 up.
Miss Bessie Fenn beat Miss Helen Johnson, 6 up 5.
Miss Bessie Fenn beat Miss Constant Johnson,
3 up 2.
Sunday, July 29, 1<)06â 8.15 P.
Kuntz Orchestral Club
Carl O. Dkis, Leader
William Traiipe, j Vio-
Cliarlton L. Murpliy, ( Uns
George Saner Viola
Ericli Loeffler, Cello
Gnstave Gerliardt, Bass
Andre iMaqiiarre, Flute
Ernest Williams, Clarinet
Carl O. Deis, Piano
1 Marcliâ La Reine de Saba Gounod
2 I'.ridal Procession â Lohengrin Wagner
;i Sextet Weingartner
4 Improvisation from Sonate Strauss
For Piano and Violinâ Mr. Deis and Mr. Murphy
5 Miguon Thonias
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pringle of Montreal are
at the Poland Spring House.
Mrs. Austin Flint of New York arrived at the
I'ohiiid Spring House on July 24tli.
]Mr. .1. K. Harmon and Miss L. Harmon of
Chicago were here for a short sojourn.
Mrs. Thomas B. Peek of New York rehiriied to
the I'niand Spring House on Tuesday, July 24tli.
Mr. II. H. Dudley of Whilinsville, Ma.ss.,
arrived at the Poland Spring House on Thursday
Mr. Lucius Tuttle, President of the Boston and
Maine R. R., and the Maine Central, arrivi^d in
his private car cm Tluu'sday evening witli Mrs.
Tuttle and Mr. and Mrs. RcuIhmi Foster of
AN EDITORIAL EPISODE
By EVE GOLD
WITH miijgled feelings of cliagi-iii iuid mor-
titiciition, Andrew Creighton fingered tlie
leaves of his rejected manuscript. Turning
once more to the editorial letter that had accom-
panied it, he read for the tenth time :
" In this story, you have undoubtedly hit upon
a novel and origiiial plot ; yet, to be frank, the
manner in which you have developed it is seriously
open to criticism. Faults of construction are vis-
ible throughout, and you have introduced much
irrelevant matter. Moreover, it is to be feared
that your style is somewhat too matter-of-fact and
ponderous for a story, and your people do not talk
like real people. Added to this, your ending,
although decidedly pleasant, does not strike the
reader as being the logical outcome of the plot."
"Logical outcome of the plot," indeed! when
he so prided himself on his logical mind ! So the
story was absolutely worthless, after all his high
hopes for it ! With a gesture of disgust he threw
it on to the desk, for a second reading of it had
shown hiia the justice of the editorial strictures.
What a conceited ass he had been to imagine that
he could write a story ! This was the fourth time
the manuscript had come back from the maga-
zines, and yet this frank-spoken editor was the
only one who had deigned to tell the truth about it.
Because it had always been accompanied on its
return journey by a printed slip couched in terms
of flawless courtesy â pleading, as an excuse for its
rejection, anything in the wide world but lack of
merit ! â he had continued to believe in it. What a
the literary game ! Construction, style, treatment !
Heavens! What, after all, did he know of these
matters? He, Andrew Creighton, already a
famous and successful lawyer, his name almost a
household word in his home city, had stumbled
across the threshold of an unknown world â a
world that he might not enter ; for, although the
gods had made him both wise and witty, he recog-
nized grimly now that they had denied hiiu the gift
of literary creation.
Success in almost everything he had undertaken
had hitherto been his portion. Yet, plainly, there
were some triumphs not meant for him. In his
secret soul, he had believed for years that he had
only to try, to be able to write a "rattling good
story." Secretly he had yearned to do it, and
fiiuilly, in an interval of unexpected leisure, he liad
made the attempt â and failed ! It was the lirst
time in his life that he had met defeat, and it was
very bitter. Yet, mixed with the bitterness, there
was an intense feeling of gratitude toward the
editor of the "Rocket" for taking the trouble to
enlighten him. But for that plain-spoken lellcr.
he might have gone on for months, nursing false
hopes â only to have them dashed in the end.
He knew that that imper.sonal signature to the
letter â "The Editor" â stood for Mr. Leslie Rains-
ford, who had occupied the "Rocket" editorial
chair for many years, and was a man highly
respected in the community. Now, for the first
time, the actual fact of his existence was brought
closely home to Creighton. Why had he never
chanced to meet him, he wondered. By Jove !
Why not meet him? Why not drop in and person-
ally thank him for the signal service he had ren-
dered him â and incidentally, make a new and
desirable acquaintance ?
This idea became so attractive that one morn-
ing, several days later, he was ushered into the
editorial office of the "Kockct," having previously
sent in his card by the ollicc boy. Instead, how-
ever, of the dignified and scholarly man of middle
age, whom he had expected to see, a slender young
woman arose at his entrance, glancing inquiringly
as she did so, from the card in her hand to its
owner. Her large, dark eyes, the clear, dark
Olive of her skin, the lustrous black hair, parted in
waves above the white brow, and the sweetly sen-
sitive mouth, impressed themselves pleasantly upon
his consciousness in the instant before she spoke.
"You wish to see me, Mr. tireighton?" Her
voice was soft, yet clear, and she smiled a faint
"I should like very nuich to see the eililor, if I
may," he returned, while liis eyes sjiokc plainly
his approbation of her.
"I am the editor for the time being," she
explained gently and impersonally. "My uncle,
Mr. Rainsfbrd, who is really the editor, is taking
a vacation ; he has been feeling very unwell, and
the doctor ordered a rest. As I have been his
assistant for two years, he has left me in charge
during his absence. My name is Hartley."
Creighton's surprise at this information showed
itself in a momentary silence. There was some-
thing incongruous to him in this young and deli-
cate looking woman being â the editor !
"I called," he explained with some embarrass-
ment, "to thank your uncle for a very kind letter
of criticism which he wrote regarding a story I
submitted to him about a month ago "
"Oh, yes! 'A l^egal Complication;' I remem-
ber," she said, with a trace of embarrassment on
her part. "I was very sorry not to be able to use
that story, Mr. Creighton, ibr it had many good
points ; but you â you understan
very careful we must be in selecting â "she paused
witli increased confusion, for she was treading, as
she knew, on delicate ground.
.Vnd suddeidy the truth Hashed upon him ! How
dull he had been! "Am I to understand that you
wrote that letter?" he demanded, not realizing how
hard he was looking at her now.
The color deepened in her cheek, and she low-
ered her glance. "Yes, I wrote it," she admitted.
A slight pause, and then slie looked him frankly
in the eye. ''You â you were not offended, I hope.
I did it for tlie best. I really wanted to help you.
Of course, as you know, it isn't aii editorial custom
to state reasons for declining a manuscript, but
occasionally I make an exception â as in your
He stood silent, looking at her. Here was a
situation that lie had not foreseen, and it dazed
him. Finally, he heard himself saying mechanic-
ally, "No, I am not offended, Miss Hartley.
You â you were very kind."
She inclined lier head slightly, and there seemed
to be nothing more to be said on either side â
although, as he bowed himself out, he could
almost have fancied that llie girl threw an appeal-
ing glance at him.
Mortification, self-disgnst, and irritation struggled
within him, as he gained the street. For once in
his life, a woman â and a mere girl at that â had
scored ab'ive him ; worse still, he had shown her
plainly that it had humiliated him. Criticism he
felt that he could accept with a good grace from
Rainsford, the veteran editor, but his deepest soul
resented that his pride of intellect should be hurt
and humbled by an inexperienced girl ! ]l was the
immemorial conflict of sex ! In his hcait of
hearts, he knew now that he was, after all, the
primeval man â ^^jealous of his prerogatives â and
hating this new type of female that presumed to
dictate to the male in matters of the intellect ! Yet
she was no blatant type ol' woman that shrieked
her views from the housetops. What quiet sim-
plicity was hers, and her eyes â how velvet soft !
He gave an impatient sigh, for this girl realized in
her personality all his ideals of womanly charm.
She was such a one as he had dreamed of â but
never met â and but for that miserable letter â
It was some months later that Andrew Creighton
found himself, one evening, in the midst of the
well-dressed throng that had come to the Private
View and reception given by the leading art
society of the city on the occasion of its most
important annual exhibition. His attention had
been consideral)ly attracted from the pictures by a
tall, stalely, white-haired old gentleman with a
kindly, benevolent face, and soft brown eyes, who
seemed to have a large circle of admiring friends.
A thrill (if very lively excitement pervaded him,
therefore, when his friend, Parker, finallv intro-
duced him to this same gentleman, whom he called,
"Mr. Rainsford, editor of the 'Rocket.'" Well,
at last he had the opportunity he had so long
desired ! Mr. Rainsford was as charming and
simple in manner as he was in appearance, and
Creighton keenly regretted that the meeting had
been so long deferred.
Presently, a handsomely gowned, and exceed-
ingly attractive young woman approached them.
"Oh, Uncle Leslie, I thought you were lost !"
she exclaimed. Then, as her glance met C'reigh-
ton's, a deep crimson suffused her face, and she
bit her lip. Creighton had already recognized Miss
Hartley, in spite of the great difference in her
appearance wrought by an elegant evening costume
of white. Her eyes, he noted â incomparably her
finest feature â were singularly like her uncle's.
"I want you to meet my niece and editorial
assistant, Mr. Creighton ; Edna, my dear, allow
me to introduce Mr. Creighton," said Rainsford,
pleasantly, and almost at the same instant, an
insistent friend eagerly claimed his attention.
It was an awkward situation, but Miss Hartley
solved it by plunging immediately into talk of the
pictures, and pretty soon Creighton was surprised
to find himself feeling distinctly at ease. He felt,
somehow, as if he had known her for a longtime, and
he began to realize how large a part of his thoughts
she had been occupying since that first meeting,
and how greatly he had longed to see her again.
"Miss Hartley," he began abruptly, during a
pause in the conversation, "I want to thank you
now for that splendid letter of criticism you wrote
regarding my unspeakably bad story. I failed to
thank you properly the day I called on you."
"Then you've really forgiven me !" she exclaimed
gladly. 'Oh ! that was really a brutal letter, and
I had no business to write it. I've been sorry ever
'â¢Don't !" he protested sharply. "You make me
feel ashamed of myself. It was just the medicine
I needed to take the conceit out of me. Actually,
I haven't attempted to write another slory I" and
"To tell you the truth," she said frankly, "1
thought you were horribly offended that day. And
you had good cause to be. There was no earthly
reason why I should have inflicted unasked
opinions upon you â and it was against custom,
"Then whv did yon single me out for the honor
of being told the truth?" he inquired keenly.
She flushed, and looked away from him. "I â
well â I had known of you by name and reputation
for a long time, and so â I â I â wanted, in my
humble way, to be of service to you. Of course,
I never imagined I should ever meet yon, cr I
shouldn't have done it." (She did not tell him â
or at least, not then â how long she had secretly
admired his character and intellect, and how, when
he had left the office that day, in such visible
discomfiture, she had wanted to call him back,
and tell him how greatly she still admired him â
even if she hadn't admired his story.)
So she had heard of him long before he had known
lier ! The knowledge gave him a curious thrill.
"â¢Miss Haitley," he said suddenly, but gravely,
>'\vlieii voM wrote that letter, you exploded a bomb
in a ramp of masculine arrogance, vanity and
prejudice. Some day â if I may â I am going to
tell vou about it. But you have done more."
ijrowiog Ijiildor. "Oh, can't you guess?" he
implored hurriedly, for at that instant, Mr. Rain.s-
ford was almost at his elbow.
Bv the still deeper glow of color on Miss Hart-
ley's face just then, it might have been supposed
that she could guess â and what is more, that she
was not displeased.
NOT MISSING HIS CHANCE
A good story is told of a domestic in an East
End family who had been a long time in her situa-
tion, and who "gave notice" because she was going
to be married.
The girl who was engaged to take her place sent
word to her mistress-to-be that she would not be
able to begin her duties for at least a fortnight
after the date on which her predecessor was to be
The maid was asked by her mistress whether
she would agree to postpone the date of the wed-
ding, but she declined to do so, bearing in mind
the^old adage, "Change the date, change the fate."
She said, however, that she didn't mind getting
married and coming back for a time, until the
other girl could assume her duties, and this was
finally agreed vipon, as the young man offered no
Half an hour after the ceremony the girl was
performing her customary duties, and her mistress
said to her, smiling :
"And I suppose your husband has gone back to
his work, too, Matilda."