letter awaiting him.
Over and over again he read the letter, and the
part that delighted him most was this, — "VVe all
hope you will not forget your promise to breakfast
with us when you return."
So she had thought of him ; that was more than
he had dared to hope.
Of course he answered immediately, telling them
among other things of the insurrection they were
having there then, and how he and another Amer-
ican captain had saved the white residents from an
infuriated mob of colored men, by taking them in
the ship's boats to their vessels, anchored there;
then, wlien everything was quiet, they would return
them, perhaps to j-uined homes. These uprisings
occur every few years. It would not be so terrible
if it were not for the women and children.
He did not tell, liowever, how be bad left the
other ca|)laiii there, and gone bai-k, and taken
command of a company of soldiers until order was
The six months was scarcely up, when we find
our captain home in New York with the little
mother. War, grim war had broken out, between
the North and the South, and he hurried home,
resigned his position as captain in the merchant
service, and enlisted in the navy, as ensign, feeling
that his country needed the aid of all her sons.
He next proceeded to Boston, and in the early
morning he was again at farmer Benson's gate.
No song greeted bis ears, but instead, there was
farmer Benson's hearty, — "Well, I'm glad to see
you, come right in, mother's to home now. We
told her about you. and I guess breakfast's about
On glancing aronnil, lie saw tliat the family had
come out upon the porch, and soon greeted him
Hattie Belle was just as trim as ever, and her
hazel eyes were gazing kindly at him, her whole
appearance reminding him of a new ship just ready
to sail out upon the great sea, where, if storms
came, she vvtndd be staunch and true, but how
much betler would she enjoy the sunshine.
Now niotlier Benson came forward with the
practical suggestion, — "Now, folks, just sit down
and begin eating, before everything is cold,"
which they all did with a relish.
During breakfast, the captain told tln'in of his
trip, and later on gave them some souvenirs he had
brought from .South America for them, among
which was an opal brooch for Hattie Belle, which
pleased her greatly.
In reply to the farmer's inquiry as to the length
of his stay in Boston, and learning it was to be two
days, he urged, — "Well, come and help me har-
ness and we will go and get your traps, for we
want you to stop right here with us. The women
have got a room all ready for you now."
Hattie Belle was invited to accompany him, and
by the time the men had harnessed, she was ready
As he assisted her into tlie carriage, the captain
noted what a pretty little thing she wore on her
head, covered with blue flowers.
At first the conversation was of the common-
place, put presently he informed her why he had
hurried home, and that now he had enlisted in the
navy and must report for duty in a couple of days
more. This was followed by an account of the
little mother, and how she loved him, and that
until six months ago he had loved her only, all his
life, "but," said he, "Hattie Belle when yon sang
that song, you sang your way to the bottom of my
heart. I would not speak so soon, but the soldier
can fight and live better if there is a sweetheart at
He reached over and took her hand, — did she
press his in return? Oh joy, she did.
Taking courage he continued, — "Sweetheart,
will you be my wife, and as I deal by you, so may
God deal by me."
Her low reply was, that she would be proud to
be his wife, whereupon he took a small old
fashioned box from his pocket, and drew from it
an antique ring, with one large pearl for a setting
and said, "Mother gave me this for you, with her
love ; it was her engagement ring, and now it is
ours;" as he placed it on her finger, took her in
his arms, and pressed his lips to hei-s.
His luggage was soon secured, and the return to
the farm made, where on arrival Hattie Belle at
once sought her mother, while the captain and
farmer Benson put up the horse.
Of course the captain told all to tlie farmer, who
was pleased, if Hattie Belle was, "but," said he,
"of course you dont want to marry until she gets
through her schooling?"
This accorded with his ideas, and all went well.
The short time, of his stay was soon over, and
then farmer Ben.son decided to return with the
Captain to New York, and take Hattie Belle with
them. They could stop witli tlie little mother
mitil he left to join his ship.
I will not dwell upon that clelif,ditt'ul visit, and
how handsome the captain looked in his new uni-
form the day he left after kissiiij; his dear ones
"lood-ljye, following which the father and daughter
returned to the farm.
Hattie Belle almost immediately returned to
Wellesley, it being her wish to finish her education
before her marriage.
Ensign Sterling soon won the regard of his
superior officers, by his ready obedience, and by
his thorough knowledge of the coast, tlie harbors
and inlets, of well as of ship tactics.
In looking over the official reports of the Navv,
I find the following :
Lieut. Commander Waters reports: "The
commanding officer of the Berberry reports himself
as unfit for any duty. A survey is now being held
on him. There is a deserving acting ensign
Sterling on board the Houquah, well acquainted
with the bar, who has volunteered for command of
the Berberry, and I will put him on board subject
to your approval."
Same date, —
Lieut. Commander Waters issues order giving
Acting Ensign Sterling command of the U. S.
Tug Berberry, relieving Acting Ensign GifTord.
And now two years had passed and Hattie Belle
was to graduate from Wellesley, and they had
invited tlie little mother to visit them, she desiring
\erymuchtobe present, having learned to love
the sweet girl dearly.
Father was just a little proud when she gradu-
ated with first honors, after which she returned
home to her old life at the farm, assisting her
mother with the home duties.
There was much sewing for her nimble fingers
before the marriage that was to take place on
the captain's return at the close of the war, which
all prayed would be soon.
When his three years was np, he paid a brief
visit to them all, but duty called, and he re-enlisted
and hurried back to his vessel in time to take part
in an important engagement.
The enemy sent fire rafts among the fieet of
vessels and lighters, upon the deck of one being a
large amount of powder, not already disposed of in
Sparks upon this meant serious disaster, so
ordering a boat loaded with blankets he was rowed
to the tighter, which was getting in dangerous
proximity to a blazing raft, drifting toward it.
Jumping from the boat to the low deck, he
ordered a blanket soaked in the sea water and
thrown to him. With this he covered several of
the kegs, and as fast as possible, other wet blankets
were passed up to him, and when all were covered,
the wind suddenly changing, a shower of sparks
fell upon the deck.
It was a moment of ilangcr, but immediately it
was passed, for the wind as suddenly changed
again, and soon the fire raft drifted past and the
ammunition and the lives of many men were saved.
From the throats of men on all the fleet went up
shouts in honor of this brave man's deed, for he had
saved them at the risk of his own life.
From thai day on, victory after victory came to
the North, and then came the talk of peace, and at
last, the happy day when the white dove settled
down over our country, and all strife was done.
The war was ended and our brave boys hurried
lumie to the dear ones that had waited so patiently
for that day to arrive.
Hattie Belle had, during the years, with her
own nimble fingers, fashioned a dainty trousseau,
even the lovely white gown was embroidered by
her own hand.
The little mother had presented her with a set of
pearls, and farmer Benson had gone to bring him
to the farm. Now, as she looks, the door opens
and she is in his arms. All is forgotten, the long
waiting, the sleepless nights ; all is now happiness.
Even that evening, the evening of the day peace
was declared, there was a gay little wedding, and
Hattie Belle's early morning song had w'on her,
FOND PARENTS PRIDE
A reporter was endeavoring to find out the par-
ticulars of an accident that had befallen a boy, and
was asking the questions necessary in such cases of
the father of the injured boy.
•'Did the little fellow stand the operation well?"
asked the reporter.
"•Like a major — came llirongli il all right."
"Did he have to lake aiiylhing'" conlinued the
"Not a gorl darn thing but chloroform," was
the proud reply of the admiiing parent. — Utica
All records are being beaten at the Notinan
Photo Company's Studio here. The biggest days,
the biggest week, the biggest month, the largest
number of sitters, the greatest amount of orders.
What does it all signifv? It needs no ghost come
from his grave to tell us that. Success begets
success, and people go where people go. A word
to the wise is snilicient. If you want good photo-
graphs, go where the best judges go, and no mis-
take will be made.
Riifiis M. Jones
William Henry Larrabee
Josepli Ilonian Manley
Lorettiis Sntton Metcalf
George W. Morton
Erastiis William Osborn
George Smith Rowell
Edna Abigail Foster
Harrison Lowell Wadsworth
Samuel Burns Weston
Amos Parker Wilder
James Ripley Osgood
David G. Davidson
MAINE'S HALL OF FAME
( Continued )
Journalists, Publishers, etc.
Portland, Oct. 7, 1866
South China, Jan. 25, 1863
Alfred, Sept. 20, 1829
Bangor, Oet. 13, 1842
Monmouth, Oct. 17, 1837
Strong, Aug. 25, 1855
Winthrop, Oct. 24, 1860
Hallowell, March 12, 1846
Livermore Falls, July 5, 1842
Madison, March 10, 1855
Calais, Feb. 15, 1862
Fryeburg, Feb. 22, 1836
Portland, Jan. 31, 1813
Lubec, Mar. 5, 1847
Edward Young Hincks
Henry Melville King
William Curtis Stiles
John Burns Weston
Clergymen and Theologians
Clergy man- Author
Bucksport, Aug. 13, 1844
Oxford, Sept. 3, 1838
Stoneham, June 14, 1851
Madison, July 6, 1821
Hosea Morrill Knowlton
Henry Clay Peabody
John Day Smith
Sevvall Cushing Strout
Joseph While Syinonds
Claudius Buchanan Grant
Samuel Stillman Boyd
William Griswnld Barrows
Robert Treat Whilehouse
Charles Harrison Tweed
Henry N. Sheldon
Judges, Jurists, Lawyers
Judge Advocate, Dept. of the East Gardiner, Nov.,
Attorney-General of Massachusetts Durham, May 20,
Justice .Supreme Judicial Court, Maine Gilead. Apr. 14,
Lawyer Litchfield, Feb. 25,
Judge Supreme .Judicial Court, Maine Wales, Feb. 17,
Judge Supreme Judicial Court, Maine Raymond, Sept. 2,
Chief Justice Supreme Court. Michigan Lebanon, Oct. 25,
Judge Supreme Court, Maine
Judge Supreme Court, Maine
Lawyer — Author
United States Circuit Judge
Chief Justice Supreme Court, Maine
Justice Supreme Court, Maine
Judge U. S. District Court, Maine
Justice Supreme Court, Mass.
Portland, Mar. 27,
Yarmouth, ,lan. 12,
Augusta, Mar. 27,
Bristol, Oct. 16.
Augusta, July 27,
Freedom, Jan. 8,
Portland, May 7,
Calais, Sept. 26,
Waterville, June 28,
Erastus E. Holt
J. Williams Lord
Charles Dennison Smith
Elizabeth Burr Thelherg
Charles Lyman Greene
Roscoe Green Jennings
Physicians and Surgeons
( To be continued )
Peru, June 1, 1849
Portland, Feb. 5, 1864
Portland, Nov. 8, 1855
Bangor, Oct. 29, 1860
Gray, Sept. 21, 1862
Leeds, June 11, 1833
Aut otnob iling I
Among the automobile touring parties at the
Poland Spring House, Sunday, was one composed
of Mr. and Mrs. John Pettigrew of Boston,
Messrs. J. A. Quimby and Horace A. Quimby
and Miss Marion Quimby of Springfield, Mass.
At the Mansion House, Monday, a touring
party from Boston, in a 40 horse-power Ford ear,
consisted of Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Sawin, Mr.
Melvin E. Sawin and Mr. H. B. Dawley, all of
Providence, R I.
A touring party from Portland, in a 50 horse-
power Thomas touring car, stopped for dinner at
the Poland Spring House, Monday. In the party
were Mr. W. H. Hopper of Cincinnati, Ohio,
with the Misses McDowell and Mrs. Haylward of
Portland and Miss Fanny Corey of Denver, Col.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. "Sewall with Mr.
Arthur Sewall of Bath and Mrs. F. H. Hatch of
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, were guests at the
Poland Spring House, Monday, coming from Bath
in Mr. Sewall's 20 horse-power Stevens-Duryea
Messrs. Richard Jackson and Hugh W. Jackson
arrived at the Poland Spring House from Balti-
more, Tuesday, in their •10-horse power Packard
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Clifford and Mr. and Mrs.
Torrence came from Portland, Tuesday, in a tour-
ing car. They were at the Poland Spring House.
A large touring party arrived at the Poland
Spring House from St. Louis, Wednesday evening.
The party came in two 45 horse-power Pierce
Great Arrow cars, and was composed of Mr. and
Mrs. 0. L. Mersman, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. D.
Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Calhoun, Mrs. A. B.
Knight, and Mr. C. R. Gurney.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Esty of Laconia, N. H. in a
12 horse-power Esty car, were guests of the Man-
sion House, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Vogel with Mr. F. C.
Vogel and Miss Edith Vogel of New York were at
the Mansion House. Wednesday. They toured
from New York in a 50 horse-power Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Lattemer of Hartford,
Conn., arrived at the Poland Spring House,
Wednesday evening, in their 30 horse-power
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer J. Brown of Freeport,
L. I., with Mrs. I. Van Ambergh and Miss Titus
of Glen Cove, L. I., and Mr. I. F. Dellkall of
Staten Island, N. Y., were members of an auto-
mobiling parly, which arrived at the Mansion
House, Wednesday, in a 35 horse-power Day-
A party of guests of the Poland Spring House
started for Bay of Naples, Thursday, in an auto-
mobile, intending to try the fishing at the Bay.
Upon arriving at Naples, it was decided that the
weather was too warm for good fishing, so the tour
was continued to North Bridglon, Harrison, Nor-
way and 0.\ford, returning to Poland Spring late
in the afternoon. The trip covered 60 miles.
The gentlemen in the party were Messrs. George
W. Elkins, Byron P. Moulton, J. G. Lindsay,
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Miinch and Mr. and Mrs.
B. R. Felton of Boston, arrived at the Poland
Spring House, Thursday, in a 50 horse-power
Thomas touring car.
A touring party from Brockton, Mass., arrived
at the Poland Spring House, Thursday, in a 40
horse-power Pope-Toledo car. The party included
Dr. G. A. Thatcher, Dr. C. E. Perkins, Messrs.
E. L. Bonney, Bernard Saxton and Homer
A touring party from Manchester, N. H., regis-
tered at the Poland Spring House, Thursday
night, included Messrs. Lawrence J. Harrington,
James B. Fitch and Sherman Hadlock.
Mr. Charles E. Sammons of Boston was at the
Poland Spring House, Thursday, touring from
Boston in his automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Moses with Mrs. George
W. Moses and Miss Mildred Moses, all of Boston,
arrived at the Poland Spring House Thursday
afternoon, having toured from Dixville Notch in
their 40 horse-power Packard car.
Mr. J. C. Moore of New York arrived at the
Poland Spring House on Thursday evening.
Among the arrivals at the Poland Spring House
on August 9lh were Mr. and Mrs. Howard E.
Yarnell of Philadelphia.
Among the arrivals at the Poland Spring House
on Wednesday were Miss Shewan and Miss Agnes
Shewan of New York.
Mr. Harry Conor, the prominent actor, and star
of numerous productions, is spending several days
at the Poland Spring House.
Miss Marguerite Ricker who has been visiting
Mrs. Carl Rasmus at the Balsams, Dixfield Notch
for a week, returned on Thursday.
Mr. Eugene W. Wight, now stopping at the
Sommer's cottage on the hill, caught some good
black bass on Wednesday, and two on Thursday.
Who says we haven't good fishing even in August?
Mr. Willis Sharp Kilmer, Mr. R. R. Laud and
Mr. Avery Hickey of New York were at the
Poland Spring House for a few days this week.
They were en route to the Thousand Islands to
attend the yacht races.
The semi-final and finals of tlie tournament,
which were not tinisheil in time tor our last issue,
were finished on Friday.
Dr. W. S. Harban of \Vashiii<:ton, D. C, won
the first Clip, after a hard and close match in the
semi-linals with J. G. Lindsay Jr., having to play
20 holes to decide it. H. D. Hibhard won the
cup for the second eight.
The score was as follows :
FIRST KIGHT CUP
S. H. Harris beat F. S. Layng, 1 up 20 holes.
W. S. Harban beat J. G. Lindsay Jr , 1 up 20
Dr. W. S. Harban beat 8. H. Harris, 4 up 3.
SECOND KIGIIT CUP
D. Hibbard beat H. Weatherby, 1 up
beat R. N. Dyer, 1 np 1
H. D. Hibbard beat H. Halsell, 3 up 1.
On Saturday, August 4th, the Poland Spring
team went to Portland and played a return match
with the Portland golf team. F''ive automobiles
took the Poland team down, consisting of 13
players. The play was even closer than the match
here, and was in doubt until the last man came in,
which gave the Poland Spring team the victory by
The result of the difi'erent matches was as
POLAND SPRING TKAM VS. PORTLAND TEAM
W. S. Harban
W. C. Chick
F. S. Layng
G. H. Kni-ht
J. G. Lindsay .Jr.
I. B. Johnson
George VV^ Elkins
N. A. Pettit
Monday, August 6th, A. H. Fenn pla
with \V. U. Salisbury, and made the b(
of the season. The seore by holes was:
On Tuesday, August 7th, there was a tourna-
ment for a cup presented by the late Samuel Ivers
of New Bedford, Mass. The conditions for the
winning of the cup are as follows :
The cup to be played for once each year until
won three times by one person.
The winner each year will receive a gold medal
and have his name inscribed on the cup.
The player witjuing three times will become
owner of tiie cup.
The wiiitier to hold the C'liam|iionsliip of Poland
for one year.
The qualifying round was played on Tuesday,
with the following; results:
VV. C. Chick
A. P. Palmer
W. S. Harban
H. P. Dixon
I. W. Chick
N. A. Pettit
R. N. Dyer
I. B. Johnson
J. Ct. Lindsay Jr.
Dallas Koons Jr.
George S. Coleman
George W. Elkins J i
Fraidi S. Layng
George W. Elkins
H. R. iQreen
T. F. Jewell
First Round Match Play
W. C. Chick beat R. N. Dyer, 5 up 4.
Howard Holton beat Geo. \V. Elkins Jr.,
H. P. Dixon beat L B. Johnson, 3 up 2
W. S. Harban beat Geo. S. Coleman,
L W. Chick beat H. Weatherby, 3 up 1
J. G. Lind.sav Jr. beat N. A. Pettit, :
A. P. Palmer beat Dallas Koons Jr., 1 i
W. C. Chick beat Howard Holton, 4 up .
1. B. Johnson beat H. P. Dixon, 6 uj) 5.
2 up 1.
« up 6.
I up 20
W. S. Harban beat I. W. Chick, o up 3.
,). G. Lindsay Jr. beat A. P. Palmor, 2 up 1.
W. C. Cliick heat I. B. .Tohusdu, (; up :,.
Dr. W. S. Harbau heat J. G. LiiuLsay, 2 up 1.
W. C. C'hii-k iu his match with Howard Iloltou
uiade tlie spleudid score of 33 for ',) holes, whicli
equals the professioual record for the 9 holes and
lowered the amateur record for the 18 holes 3
strokes. The score by holes was :
Out, 54465434 5—40
In, 43344434 4—33—73
Mrs. Annie Montgomery of Providence is at the
Poland Spring House.
Mr. S. W. Greene of Brookline returned to the
Mansion House on August 7th.
Mrs. J. W. Cooper and child of Camden, N. J.,
are at the Poland Spring House.
Mrs. Laura B. Horner of Washington, D. C,
is at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. E. L. Shaw of Boston arrived at the
Poland Spring House on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Henry of Washington,
D C, are at the Poland Spring House.
Mr. C. P. Van Trum of New York was at the
Poland Spring House for over night on the 8th.
Miss Du Bose of Atlanta joined Mr. and Mrs.
S. M. Innian at the Poland Spring House on
Mrs. Rhinelauder Waldo and Miss Rhinelander
of New York, arrived at the Poland Spring House
on August 8th.
Capt. James F. Brady, U- S. Army, 98th
Company Artillery Corps, registered at the Poland
Spring House on August 8th.
Mr. F. W. Carpenter, who has been spending
a few days in Providence, returned to the Poland
Spring House on August 3<1.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mersman, Mr. and Mrs.
C. K. D. Walsh. Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Calhoiui.
Mrs. A. B Lambert and Mr. C. B. Greeley of
St. Louis were at the Poland Spring House for
over night, August 8th.
A party from the Bay of Naples Inn drove over
on a brake on Wednesday and dined at the Poland
Spring House. The party included Mr. and Mrs.
Chester S. Lord, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wardu-ell,
Mr. Harold Warduell, Mr. Charles F. Fuller,
Miss Elsie Fuller of Brooklyn ; Mrs. Laura Allen,
Miss Elizabeth Allen, Miss T. Allen, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel F. KeUugg and Miss Kellogg of
THINGS NAPOLEON MISSED
He Had the Telegraph. Steamships and Submarine Boats
Within His Grasp, but Rcj'eeted Them
A group of men were seated in the corner of a
club after dinner, and the conversation turned
upon Napoleon — always a fiuilful -topic among
men of infornuition and imaginative min
"Do you know," asked one, "In what Napo-
leon was most deficient? It was in ability to grasp
physics, or natural philosophy.
"He was the greatest general the world ever
saw and the greatest administrator. In medicine,
he would grasp enough of the science to signal out
and advance men like Corvlsart, and in art he had
an unerring judgment, bringing out painters,
sculptors and architects from the mass with
almost as clear a vision as he selected a marshal
from the ranks of his army.
"The code Napoleon Is a lasting monument to
his grasp of law, and so on. We might run over
a long list of matters in which the Corsicau was
"But when it came to the physical sciences, he
fell flat. Do you know that he had the electric
telegraph, practically as we have it today, right
under his nose, and did not know enough to take
"Everybody knows how Fulton spent long and
weary months trying to get the emperor interested
in the steamship and the submarine torpedo boat.
"As to the telegraph, il Is not generally known
that it had been invented in Napoleon's time, but
in reading that qiuiint book, now forgotten except
by bibliophiles, 'The Travels of Arthur Young in
France,' I (ind that in the year 1787, he makes the
following entry in his diary, regarding a visit to
the laboratory of a scientist named Lomond, in
" 'In electricity, he has nuide a remarkable dis-
covery. You write two or three words on paper;
he takes it with him into a room, and turns a
machine inclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top
of which is an electrometer, a small flue pith ball.
A wire connects with a similar electrometer in a
distant apartment, and his wife, by remarking the
corresponding motions of the pith ball, writes down
the words they indicate. From which it appears
he has invented an alphabet of motions. As the
leno-th of wire makes no difl^'erence in effect, a cor-
respondence might be carried on at any distance —