whom has resided in Spa for several years. The
principal streets of the town were gay with flags,
tlie "Stars and Stripes" being, of eourse, well to
the fore, and in the evening the park was brill-
iantly illuminated, the word "Amerique" show-
ing up well at the far end of the AII6e de Sept
Heures, opposite the main entrance. The ordi-
nary Wednesday night's classical concert was sup-
plemented by some songs, which were rendered
with much taste and feeling by Mile. Gabrielle
VVybauw. Both at the commencement and at the
conclusion of the concert, the American national
airs were played, during which the whole of the
large audience stood. After the concert Mr.
Phelps Koop presented handsome bouquets to
Mme. A. Peltzer, wife of the burgomaster, and to
Mme. Le Maire De Warzee, whose husband is
Directeur des Fetes.
The following is the text of a telegram which
was sent to President Roosevelt on Wednesday
morning: "The town of Spa and the American
colony are celebrating the glorious Fourth, and join
in sending you their respectful greetings on this
Auguste Peltzer, Burgomaster ; Godfrey Phelps
Koop; Eugene Jackson Koop, â€” members 'Sons
American Revolution.' "
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. liolton, Mr. J. M. Holton
and H. C. Holton of Philadelphia returned to the
Poland Spring House on July 27th.
One of the busiest places on Ricker Hill, the
past week, has been the Notinan Photograph
Company's Studio here. It behooves one to make
their appointments early, for the appreciation of
their class of work is universal. The photographs
taken of one's friends give the best test' and if you
have friends, some of them must have sat for these
successful operators. Not to have done so, is to
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Miss Shaw of Wayae, Pa , is at tlie Poland
Mrs. J. P. Tuttle of New York is at the Polanil
Mr. Richard E. Ashenden of Boston is at tlie
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Clemenson of Pittsburg
were here for a few days.
Mrs. E. M. Campbell of Phihidelphia has joined
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ross Campbell.
Mr. H. D. P'loyd of Boston registered at the
Poland Spring House on Tuesday.
Captain John S. Crane of Woburn returned to
the JNIansion House on August 1st.
Mr. Thomas F. Bell of Philadelphia arrived at
the Poland Spring House on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. liing of Quincy, Mass., have
returned to the Poland Spring House.
Judge Samuel Utley and Mrs. Utley of Worces-
ter, Mass., are at the Mansion Hou.se.
Mrs. R. J. Holmes and Mrs. G. F. Bushnell of
Brooklyn, N. Y., are at the Mansion House.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Berlin of New York
arrived at the Poland Spring House on August Isl.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Danielson of Providence,
returned to the Poland Spring House on Wednes-
day, August 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Baker of East Orange, N.
J., were among the Poland Spring House arrivals
Mr. H. Wetherby of Englewood, N. J., was
among the arrivals at the Mansion House on
Tuesday, July .31st.
Mrs. C. Roberts and Miss A. M. Holman of
Boston arrived at the Poland Spring House on
Mr. and Mrs. George S. Coleman and Miss
Coleman of Brooklyn returned to the Mansion
House on August 1st.
Mrs. Mary H. F. Wood, Miss Mabel F. Wood
and Bliss Helen A. Francis of Cambridge are at
the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Fay, Miss Fay and Mrs.
Roper of Boston returned to the Poland Spring
House on Wednesday, August 1st.
Mrs. R. Frederic Taylor, Mi.ss Taylor and Miss
Helen Taylor Worcester, Mass., returned to the
Poland Spring House on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. J. H. Hunt of Port Chester, and Mrs. J.
R. Gangrure of Fulton, N. Y., arrived at the
Poland Spring House on Wednesday, August 1st.
Miss Little of Philadelphia is at the Poland
Mrs. F. B. Holmes of Brockton is at the Poland
Miss Julia E. Woodbury of Boston is at the
Poland Spring House.
Mrs. A. G. Curtis of South Orange, N. J., is
at the Poland Spring House.
Mrs. W. H. Clark and Miss Beatrice Clark of
New York are at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tingue of New York were
among the arrivals at the Poland Spring House on
Mrs. William Chalfant and Miss Jennie D.
Chalfant of Kennet Square, Pa., are at the Poland
Mr. C. E. Crouse and Mrs. Grouse of Syracuse,
N. Y., were among the Poland Spring House
arrivals on Wednesday, August 1st.
Mrs. Thomas F. Shaw, Miss Elsie Shaw and
Miss Katherine .Shaw of New York returned to
the Poland Spring House on Wednesday.
Hon. William P. Frye of Lewiston, Maine, and
his daughter, Mrs. F. H. Brings, registered at the
Poland Spring House on Wednesday, August 1st.
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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewieton, Me.
Sunday, August 5, 1906
FOLLOWING upon the great disa,ster that over-
whelmed the city of San Francisco came the
(liiery as to the probable effect upon the Pacific
coast in general, of this great calamity.
The fact that a Are sweeps a city completely
from the surface of the earth does not injure its
prospects for the future, in fact in most instances
the city is rebuilt far better than before, hence its
one great loss does not become a permanent one,
but ratiier a blessing in disguise.
Even a tidal wave, as the result of a great storm
may l'^' guai-iKMl against by the erection of sea
walls, l)ut till' reciirreiicc of earthquakes is beyond
the power of man to pn'vcnl.
However, thcrr is a way to prevent the whole-
sale ruin that the lecent one there brought about.
There were buildings there of modern con-
struction that proved proof against the power for
destruction displayed by the eartlKpiake.
Hereafter it is more than ))robable tlial conslruc-
tiiin of buildings on the coast will lie eartluiuake
Why the entire Pacific coast should suffer as a
result of San Francisco's disaster, thinking men
fail to see. The "fault" as science terms the seam
opened in the earth, extends almost exactly in a
straight line northwest and southeast for about
two hundred and fifty miles, in some places the
east side being raised four feet above the u-est, and
again it is the reverse.
This straight line indicates probably the weakest
place in the earth's crust on the coast, and it has
but re-adjusted itself to a new and firmer, and
more permanent position.
Far south of its southern terminus, is a range of
tremendous mountains of practically solid rock,
that extend across the south central portion of the
state, and to the sea, in fact far out into it.
Below these mountains is almost another country,
and of different composition.
Southern California possesses a climate unequaled
in the United States, and when the cold, and the
snow of our eastern winters comes, where shall we
turn for a mild climate in our own land, if not to
California or Florida?
The latter state, as is well known, is exceedingly
low and flat. A tidal wave twenty feet in height,
would sweep the entire peninsular, while Southern
California affords any desired altitude, practically.
No, Southern California already begins to see
that it is not only not to be a sufferer, but a gainer
by the sad misfortune that has overtaken the
metropolis of the State.
For some years now, eastern people will visit
Los Angeles and the neighboring cities, more even
than formerly, and gradually the tide of travel will
increase again to San Francisco as formerly, but
without diminishing in the least to tlic snulhern
part of the state.
The northwest coast will benefit largely at once,
and will probably never lose what it gains now.
The coast resorts for tlie Southern California
inland cities, should continue to prosper, as tliciv
is a very restricted beach line wilhin easy reach,
and furlhcrniore there is no sane reason wliv Ihcv
if Pliil.iilel|iliia, arrived ;it
on Julv 2'.)lli.
Mr. Dallas W. Kooii.-
tlie Poland Spring lions
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Chase of Lynn, Mass., will
spend two weeks at the Mansion House.
Rev. B. S. Hideout, pastor of the Congregational
church at Norway, Me., conducted the regular
morning service in the music room at the Poland
Spring House last Sunday.
Mr. Rideout preached a sermon, taking as his
text: "Is Saul among the prophets?" I Samuel,
The usual service was held in the u^.aiu dining
hall, in the eveniug.
BOARDING SCHOOL GIRLS
There are several girls at Poland Spring this
summer who are memliers of the well known girls'
boarding school at Springfield, Mass., The Mac-
Dnftie School. The secretary of the school will
give the achlress to any Poland Spring patron who
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Amonir the arrivals at the Poland Spring House
on .Julv -I'.Sih were Mr. an.l Mrs. A. \V. Flood of
Send me your Broken Glasses. I will repair
and return them on the ne.\t mail.
A complete stock of Photographic Supplies.
H. E. MuRDOCK, Optician, Portland, Maine.
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The result of travel and practical experience.
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attractive and inviting proposition, and so it
is. Containing 260 sleeping rooms. 120 pri-
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room, lighted throughout by electricity, heated
by steam, three electric elevators, the public
rooms and piazzas in size and character very
unusual, only 15 miles from the Grand Cen-
tral Station (lo minutes ride), Harlem Divi-
sion N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. So trains daily,
golf, tennis, every facility for in- and out-
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On Tuesday, August 7th, an entertainment of
exceptional excellence will be given at the Poland
Spring House, and on Thursday the 9th at the
Samoset. The occasion will be the appearance of
the Schubert Male Quartette composed of Robert
Martin, Charles W. Swaine, William W. Walker
and Dr. Geo. R. Clark.
It is said that no other quartette before the
public today can excel them in individual excellence
as soloists, and as an organization Wilhelm Ger-
icke, formerly leader of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, said he had never heard a better combi-
nation of male voices.
The Boston Herald also said :
"The Schubert Quartette gave some capital
vocal numbers, giving the audience a hearing of
some choice music of the lighter class by artists of
Their program for Tuesday evening given with
the assistance of the Kuntz Orchestral Club,
will be :
1 (Quartette â€” "( >ii the Sea" Buck
3 Baritone .Solos â€”
It. "I Know of Two Bright Eyes." (Turkish)
/â€¢ "The Pretty Creature" (Old English)
<- "The Border Ballad" (Scotch) Cowen
4 Quartette â€” "Remember Now Thy Creator" Rhodes
6 Tenor Solo â€” Serenade
7 Quartette â€” (Vocal Waltz) (Gay Hearts)
Bass Soloâ€” "The Mighty Deep"
This program will be repeated at The Samoset
on Thursday, with the exception of No. .'3 which
will be a tenor solo, "Before the Dawn," by
Mr. Walker will be remembered as having been
one of the Symphony Orchestra soloists.
The morning hours at the Mansion House on
Wednesday were varied by a group of ladies with
their embroidery and fancy work gathering in the
parlors for the space between mail time and music
to share with Mrs. Edward C. Jordan of Portland
some literary tid-bits. "The Dobleys," Hibernian
and French sketches with a little poetry to give
color to the selections made up the program and
called forth very cordial and hearty responses and
Graduate of Harvard University and an expe-
rienced tutor, will take one or two pupils in Latin,
Greek, or French, while at Poland Spring.
Inquire of the Editors.
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On Saturday, July iStli, thirteen of tlic I'drllaiid
golf team arrived at Poland to play a niatcli wiih
the Poland team. Much interest was taken in the
scores as they were finishing and the result was in
doubt until the last scores were in. The Nassau
system of scoring was used, which was as follows:
one point for the winner of the first nine holes, one
point for the second nine and one point fur the nialcli.
When ten matches had finished they wrrc all cvlmi.
but the last three matches the Poland players each
scored Ji points each which gave tl
result: Poland "23, Portland u'i
The result of the individual inalches wei-(
Dr. W. S. Harban 2
Paul Harrison .i
F. S. Lavng n
S. II. Harris .1
I. B. .lolnison :;
J. H. Hirl
Geo. W. Klkiiis
A. N. Pettit
H. Halsell .1
H. G. Hornfeck :i
W. W. PeaUe :i
H. Helton :h
(). S. Erswell
G. I.. SUolfield
H. D. Rnunils
S. W. Bates
H. F. WlMiUlen
G. S. Ellis
11. R. Virgin
G. F. Novrs
C. H. Payson
A. S. Bosvvorll]
\V. .M. Payson
On Wednesday, August 1st, there was a tourna-
ment for two cups presented by the hotel. The
eight best scoi-es qualifying for the first cup, the
second eight best scores qualifying for the second
Following are the scores of the qualifying round :
S. Hayward Harris
R. N. Dyer
H. G. Horn feck
G. H. Knight
W. S. Harhan
H. 1). Ilihliard
W. W. PeakH
Geo. W. KIkins
F. S. Layng
J. G. Lindsay .Ir
H. Runisey Green
Theo. F. Jewell
1. B. Johnson
FIRST ROUND OF MATCH PLAY
S. Hayward Harris lieat P. Harrison 1 up.
F. S Layng heat G. H. Knight 5 np 4.
W. S. Harban heat ,\V . W. Peake 8 np li
J. G. Lindsay Jr. heat H. G. Hornfeck 1 up 111 holes
H. Weatherby heat Howard Holton 5 up 4.
H. D. Hihhard beat I. B Johnson 2 up 1.
R. N. Dyer heat John Fowler 5 np 3.
H. Halsell beat H. Kumsey Green 1 up.
The semi-finals and finals were not received in
time for this issue.
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From Maine, which is having a tine sale on all the
trains and at the news stands. It appears to have
been particularly favored by travellers, it being of
such a nature that would pleasantly while away
the hours when on train.
On Linden when the sun was low
Maud MuUer raked the hay and grain,
Ben Battle was a soldier bold
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The book lias been out but si.K niiinllis and
received from Maine to California with great favor
Work on a dramatization is progressing, it hav-
ing been universally reniarke
larly adapted to the stage.
The critical friend's stanzas recently published
have brought out some more suggestions.
The breaking waves dashed high
But did not break in vain;
They broke the Monte Carlo bank,
But not The Man From Maine.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the plain.
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way.
Has supper, milks, then reads the Man From Maine.
A black yew gloomed the stagnant air ;
I peered athwart the chancel pane.
"Before you hear my marriage vow,
\xi: you, arc yon, 'l"lie Man From Maine .' "
A grasshopper sat on a sweet potato vine
.'\nd chirped a sweet refrain,
Drink to me only with thine eyes.
And ri pledge The Man From Maine.
When the corn is waving, Annie dear.
Will you meet me at the train?
We'll have a Pullman drawing room,
And read The .Man From Maine.
One of the most enjoyable social events of the
season was the german given at the ball-room of
the Poland Spring House, Wednesday
evening, which was attended by many
of the young people of the house.
Mr. George \V. Klkins Jr. led in ilic
intricate figures. The march was led
bv Mr. Elkins with Miss Constant L.
John.son, followed by Mr. Dallas W.
Koons witli Miss Louise 15. Elkins,
Mr. Howard Holton and Miss Helen
Johnson, Mr. Paul Harrison and Miss
Mary Childs, Mr. S. Hayward Harris
and Miss Layng, Rlr. N. Allan Pettit
and Miss Florence Peterson, Mr. Rob-
ert A. Bagnell and Miss E)leanor
Lindsay, Mr. J. G. Lindsay Jr. and
Miss Marguerite Pettit, Mr. F. Lindsay
and Miss Alice Peterson, i\lr. Chester
LI. Palmer and Miss Hagnell, Mr. H.
Runisey Green and Miss Myra L'Engle,
Mr. Davis Pearson and iMissK. Shaw,
Mr. King and Miss Elsie Shaw, Mr.
William Chick and Miss Mabel Chick, Mr. John
F. Russell Jr. and Miss Gertrude Knight, Mr.
Hiram Ricker Jr. and Miss Coleman, Mr. W. W.
Peake and Miss Florence Ayers.
The order of the figures was as follows : March,
Favor figure, Poland figure. Chair figure, Corner
figure, Intermission, Waltz, Favor figure, Betsey
figure. Potato figure. Circle figure.
Mrs. George W. Elkins and Mrs. I. B. Johnson
were the patronesses. Refreshments were served
at the close of the dancing.
Mr. Henry A. Inman of Atlanta, Ga., arrived
at the Poland Spring House on July 28th.
Mr. Edward King Jr. of New York registered
at the Poland Spring House on August 1st.
Mr. W. L. Wells of Mississippi was among the
arrivals at the Poland Spring House on Wednes-
Mrs. J. R. Stuart and Mrs. M. C. Daggett of
Cambridge, Mass., returned to the .Mansion House,
Mrs. A. J. Dotger of South Orange has returned
to the Poland Spring House. She was accom-
panied by Miss Claii-e Richards of South Orange
and Miss Elsa Norton of Philadelphia.
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