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Mr. and Mrs. Alvin F. Sortwell, Miss Sort-
well, Miss Frances A. Sortwell and Mr. Edward
Carter Sortwell all of Cambridge, Mass., arrived
Friday last on their yacht Waywassiuo.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rueter, William S.
Rueter, Martha Von E. Rueter and maid, of
Jamaica Plain, Mass., registered Saturday last for
the balance of the season.

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Grant of Providence,
R. I., are at The Samoset for a short stay before
going to the Poland Spring House.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Robinson, Miss Lilla P.
Robinson and maid. Miss Virginia H. Perrin,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Norton, two children
and two maids, all of Louisville, Ky., arrived early
Sunday morning. The entire party will remain
here through August, and go to the mountains for

Mrs. A. W. Pond of New York City and Miss
Kate Lee of Salina, Kansas, registered Monday
last for a long sojourn.

Mrs. Johnathan H. White of Brookline, Mass.,
and Mrs. S. C. Chandler of Cambridge, Mass.,
are among the recent arrivals for the month of

Mr. and Mrs. George Napier Towle and Mrs.
Abby A. Wyman of Boston are among the recent
arrivals and will probably remain at The Samoset
till September.

Mr. P. A. Roche of Syracuse, N. Y., has
joined his family here at the Richards Cottage for
the month of August.

Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Havener, Mrs. M. A.
Kendall and Miss M. E. Woodward of Parkers-
burg, W. Va., were entertained at dinner at Tlic
Samoset Sunday last by Mr. and Mrs. F. O.
Havener of Roxmont Cottage, Rockport, Me.

Mr. J. A. Roundy of Milwaukee, Wis., and
Mrs. George 0. Sawyer of Hartford, Conn.,



arrived Friday last to remain till September. Mr.
Ronndy carries his si.\ty-six years like a strong
man of sixty. Mr. Roundy is busy every day
with launch rides, car rides and driving.

A. W. Hodgdon made 4G3 at bagatelle
Wednesday night at The Samoset.

Mr. and Mrs. .James H. McKenney of Wash-
ington, D. C, arrived Saturday. July 30th, from
the Poland Spring House. The McKenneys have
spent several seasons at The Samoset and have a
host of friends here.

Mr. F. H. Harris and Mr. A. W. Damon of
Springfield, Mass., registered Thursday last for an
extended sojourn.

Mrs. James H. Eddy and Miss Bessie M. Eddy
of New Britain, Conn., arrived Friday, July 29th,
for tlie balance of the sea.son.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kimball, Mr. W. G.
Kimball, Master Edwards Kimball, Master Alden
Kimball and maid of Summit, N. J., came Satur-
day last for the balance of the season.

Mr. and Mrs. A. I). Williams of Richmond,
Va., arrived Monday, tlie tirst, for the balance of
the season.

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Peck of Syracuse, N. Y.,
registered Tuesday, the 2d, and will remain
through August.

Miss Glover of Rockland, Me., was entertaiued
at dinner at The Samoset Tuesday last by Mrs.
Henry A. Rueter of Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Rose of Camden, N. J.,
returned to The Samoset early Tuesday morning
for the balance of the season.

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Smith of Boston and
Mrs. F. H. Brown of Wallham, Mass., have
returned for the balance of the season. The doctor
has brought with him his famous pair of chestnut
road horses which were so admired here last season.

Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Hunter of New York
City arrived Monday, the 1st, for the month of
August. The doctor is a golf enthusiast and highly
pleased with the Samoset Links.

Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Orvis of New York made

us a Hying call Monday last, en route to Bar Har-
bor. Mr. Orvis is proprietor of The Louriae,
New York.

Mr. Charles R. Knowles, Miss Knowles, and
Miss M. G. Knowles of Albany, N. Y., returned
to The Samoset Monday last for the balance of the
season, and received a glad welcome from their
many friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gribbel, iMiss Idelle Grib-
bel, Miss Elizabeth Gribbel, two childien and
governess, all of Philadelphia, are at The Samo-
set for the balance of the season.

Mrs. D. H. Judson, Brooklyn, N. Y., Miss
E. F. Bishops, Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. E. P.
Mills, New York City, and Miss K. M. Lincoln
of Boston, Mass., arrived Tue.sday, August 2d,
for an extended sojourn.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Southworth and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred C. Tufts of Brookline, Mass., reg-
istered Monday last. After a, brief sojourn they
will proceed to Bar Harbor ami will return later in
the season.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hyde of Washington,
D. C, have returned for another season at The

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Bayley and Miss
Helen S. Richards of Boston arrived Wednesday,
July 27th, for an extended sojourn. Early Satur-
day the party started on a cruise to Bar Harbor as
guests of Mr. Henry A. Morse on the yacht Cos-
sack, of the Eastern Yacht C'lub of Marblehead,
Mass. The party returned to The Samoset late
Monday afternoon.

Mr. Arthur G. Staples of Auburn, Me., made
a flying trip to The Samoset a few days ago and
was heartily welcomed by his many friends and

Among the recent arrivals are Miss L. D.
Chamberlain and Miss A. H. Knowles, Glouces-
ter, Mass. ; Mr. Henry A. Morse, Boston ; Mrs.
W. S. Johnson, New York ; Miss Caroline Little-
field, Rockland, Me. ; Mr. James K. Manning,
Medford, Mass. ; Mrs. A. R. Dougherty, Bcjston.


Carpetings — I?ugs — Upholstery


JOHN H. PBHY & SOUS 60., 646-6S8 WasllligtOll St., BoslOD, Plass.



The Approacliing and Putting Contest of Tues-
day, August 2d, was opeu to gentlemen only. All
contestants approached at 150 yards. The prize,
a very large bronze loving cup, was presented by
Dr. A. J. Dower of New York City. Those who
entered were : Mr. Horace Brown, Baltimore, Md. ;
Mr. Howard Pearson, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Mr.
Henry B. Heyburn, Louisville, Ky. ; Mr. Charles
F. Brown, Baltimore, Md. ; Mr. VVillard Sauls-
bury, Wilmington, Del. ; Mr. Heijry W. Barrett,
Louisville, Ky. ; Mr. F. M. Saokett, Louisville,
Ky. ; Mr. W. S. Speed, Louisville, Ky. ; Mr.
George VV. Norton, Louisville, Ky. ; Mr. J. W.
E. Bayly, Louisville, Ky. ; Mr. Charles R.
Knowles, Albany, N. Y. ; Dr. Eugene H. Smith,
Boston; Mr. E. W. Townsend, New York; Mr.
A. L. Robinson, Louisville, Ky. ; Dr. D. W.
Hunter, New York ; Mr. William McKiimey,
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Mr. H. Russell, Brookline,
Mass. ; Mr. Leon Morrill, Boston. The eight
lowest scores (jualified and Mr. .Speed beat Mr.
Barrett; Mr. Robinson beat Dr. Hunter; Mr. H.
Brown beat Mr. Sackett ; Mr. Heyburn beat Mr.
Townsend. hi tiie semi-finals Mr. Horace Brown
beat Mr. Speed, Mr. Heyburn beat Mr. Robinson.
Master Henry B. Heyburn of Louisville, Ky., won
the cup. This is the second prize Master Heyburn
has won this season, and he was complimented by
all on his skilll'ul plays. He is a coming star.


The tennis tournament at The Samoset was
played during the last week of July, and passed off
most successfully. The players were favored w-ith
tine weather and encouraged by the frequent
applause of a large and enthusiastic gallery. IVIost
interest was centered in the mixed doubles, in
which the ladies played with great spirit, and
carried otf their share of the play in masterly
fashion. Because of the unavoidable departure of
Mr. Potts, the final in this had to be played during
a high wind, in which the players acquitted them-
selves with great credit, driving with fine precision
in the face of a gale. The result was in doubt
until the last stroke, but was finally won by Miss
Mason and Mr. T. A. Dissel.

In the men's singles the interest was slightly
lessened by the withdrawal of Mr. T. Dissel, who
was compelled to retire owing to an injury.

The iliil'erent contests were full of excitement,
the final being won by Mr. H. J. Dissel.

Following are the scores :


Miss McKiiiiiey and H. Browu beat Miss Pearson and
0. F. Rrown, (i-l.

Mi.ss Ella Mason and Mr. T. A. Dissel beat Miss Bdna
Mason and Mr. H. J. Dissel, !l-7.

Miss E. Kussell and Mr. Potts beat Mrs. Hodgdon and
Mr. Stone, (i-2.

Miss Mason and Mr. T. A. Dissel beat Mi.ss MuKinuey
and Uv. H. Brown, 0-4.

Miss Mason and Mr. T. A. Dissel beat Miss E. Russell
and Mr. Potts, 3-6, 6-1, G-2.

Men's Singles.
Mr. A. J. Dissel beat Mr. H. Brown, H-3, 7-5.
Mr. Potts beat Mr. C. F. Brown, 6-2, (i-3.
Mr. Pearson beat Mr. Dower, 6-1.
Mr. T. A. Dissel beat .Mr. Pearson by default.
Mr. H. J. Dissel beat Mr. Potta, li-;5, 6^.
Mr. Heyburn beat Mr. T. A. Dissel by default.

A. J. Dissel beat Mr. Heyburn, G-0, 6-2.


A large progressive euchre party was held in the
Amusement Room on Friday evening, July SOth.

Mrs. Harban had the highest score, 8G points,
for the ladies and received the first prize, a silk
umbrella; Mrs. King and Mrs. Dornan each had
77 points and cut for the second. Mrs. King won
the second, a pitcher, and Mrs. Dornan the third,
a set of whist cards. The consolation, a glass pin
tray, went to Mrs. Halsell.

Mrs. Fenn had the highest score for the gentle-
men, 83 points, and won the first prize, a set of
military brushes and combs. Miss Maddock had
78, and received the second, a brass candle stick.
Mrs. Maginnis and Mr. J. M. Holtou each had 77
points and cut for the third. Mrs. Maginnis won
a set of whist cards. The consolation, a little
drinking glass, went to Miss N. M. Ricker.

These occasions are delightful and shouhl be
enjoyed by all.


0-yes, 0-yes, Come into Court ! All you
that have any action in this case of Tennis, come
into the new court and bat it out.

No one can claim that opportunity to play
tennis does not exist at Poland Spring, and pro-
gressive tennis may now take the place of euchre,
beginning with the court in the inner temple, then
the one in the forest, and lastly the new one in-the-

What with golfers, billiardists, bagatelleians,
eucharists, whistlers, ping-pongers and tennis-
.seans, we ought to get busy with slight provocation.

Tlie "provocation" is usually a young lady,
and a trust formed by two young ladies, as many
young men and the new court, ought to make
" love one" a frequent utterance, and consequently
tennis an exceedingly popular game.

Wanted. A tennis editor. Salary no object —
to the applicant. Apply in person, or in type-
writing of the highest bidder, to the sporting editor.
Perquisites, season pass to all games and permis-
sion to subscribe for The Hill-Top, for 99 cts.,
marked down from SI. 00. Keep in line.




®HERE has been so much interest taken in the
display of Oriental rugs at the Poland Spring
House, that we have been requested to furnish
another article on the subject. In the Lewiston
Journal of Monday, July 25th, appeared a most
interesting article, written by Mr. Staples. For
the benefit of our readers who do not see that paper
we publish his article in full :

Do the large hotels of the country set the style
of furnishing or do they follow the style as laid
down by the interior decorators?

From the magnificent display of rare Oriental
rugs on the office and corridor floors of the Poland
Spring House, we would say emphatically that the
hotels are the educators.

In a space over 250 feet long and about 8 feet
wide there has been assembled a collection of rare
Antique Persian hall rugs, second to none in
this country. All of the rugs are about the same
width, namely between six and seven feet, and
the lengths vary from 12 to 23 feet. Some of
these rugs were woven possibly 100 or 200 years
ago, but the patterns and the harmony of color
throughout the entire fourteen are perfect.

These beautiful rugs were all supplied by John
H. Pray & Sons Co. of Boston, and in talking
with Mr. A. Barry Bacon, a representative of the
house, he gave a short description of the kind and
quality of the various pieces.

One is an Antique Ispahan, and comes from
that old rug weaving district of Persia where
the finest of rugs are made, some of the
rarest specimens having sold during the past few
years for $30,000 and $40,000.

Others are thick, heavy Kurdistans and are
woven by the Nomadic Kurds for their own use in
covering the ground in their tents. Tiiey are all
of great thickness and closeness, and have a truly
barbaric splender in color and sheen.

Others are Persian pieces from Serebend, with
soft rose or blue ground, with a small pear pattern
covering the same, with a wealth of intricately
woven bands comprising the borders.

Three or four of them are Antique Persian
pieces woven in the Feraghan design, known as the
Herati or " fish " pattern, probably the most famous
design of all Persian weaving. It is a small closely
covered pattern in dull reds, ivory and blues on a
dark field.

Another Persian piece shows the Gulhenni
design or the "flower of Henna." The origin of
this design dates back to the days of Shah Abis,
and is mentioned in the Rubaiyat of Omar

There is indeed a poetry and romance regard-
ing these fine old rugs, but leaving the romance
and the poetry out, they are most beautiful in their

effect, and we are of the opinion that hotel men as
well as thrifty housekeepers, realize the fact that
Oriental rugs are more of an investment than an
expenditure, as some of these rugs above mentioned
have been used one hundred years, which does not
seem to rob them of their lustre or their beauty.

It is a liberal education in fine rugs for one to
spend one-half an hour in visiting the Poland
Spring House.

Mr. Bacon went over the collection a few days
ago with the Journal and spoke briefly of each rug
by number. He said :

Rug No. 1 is a Bijar Kurdistan Antique. — Kur-
distan is a district in the western part of Persia,
producing some of the best quality of Persian rugs.
The design in this rug is known as Gulhenni
design, which is one of the oldest designs found in
Persian pieces, and one which was seldom woven
except in the best of weaves. Special attention is
called to its thickness, weight and close weave ;
altogether it is an exceptionally fine specimen.

Rug No. 2 is an antique Persian Iran. — This
is a heavy, closely woven Persian strip. The
design is very intricate, the colorings soft and
pleasing ; it is made of the best grades of wool and
is strictly Persian in all respects.

Rug No. 3 is an Antique Iran Persian. — The
contrast of coloring is exceptionally fine in this
rug. The palm leaf design, which is only found
in the best of Persian pieces, is profusely woven
over the rich ground. It is a very interesting rug,
both in coloring and design.

Rug No. 4 is an Antique Herati Persian
Strip. — This is another of the old Persian designs
which have been handed down for centuries, and is
usually known as the ''fish" pattern, and is one
much sought after by collectors and connoisseurs.
Attention is especially called to the closeness of
the weave.

Rugs Nos. 5, 6, and 7. — These three rugs are
tlie choicest of the fine collection of Persian strips.
They are all Antique Serebend Persian rugs.

The texture, as you will notice, is remarkably
fine with a closely woven pile. The beautiful shades
of blue and soft red in the ground, witli the small
closely woven palm leaf designs covering the same,
are most pleasing, and are only found in the
choicest and rarest of Persian rugs.

Special attention is called to rug No. 5, which
has a beautiful combination of borders and corner
pieces contrasting splendidly with the center of
the rug.

None but the most skillful of weavers can
produce rugs of this character; in otlier words,
they are artists both in weaving, coloring and

Rug No. 8 is an Antique Moussoul. — This is
an unusual piece from the western part of Persia



in the Moussoul district, and is known as a
Moussoul rug.

Moussoul to-day occupies the site of ancient
Nineveh. Owing to the fine wool and a mixture
of goat hair, closely resembling Angora, these rugs
have a beautiful sheen. Good specimens are becom-
ing very scarce.

Bug No. 9 is an Antique Serebend Persian rug.
The same can be said of this rug as of rugs No. 5,
6 and 7.

Kug No. 10 is an Antique Ispahan. — Good
specimens of Ispahaus are the rarest of all Per-
sian rugs, recently selling as high as $30,000 to
840,000, and most of them about the shade and
size of this piece. Most of them are very old, as
but few are made to-day in this section. They are
woven for home consumption and never with the
idea of export.

Rug No. 11 is an Antique Persian Herati
Strip. The " fish " design in this rug is very
noticeable. The weight of coloring, both in the
border and in the center, is pleasing in every
respect. The rug is a very interesting specimen.

Rug No. 12, Antique Persian Iran Strip. —
This rug is remarkable for its length, being 22
feet, 6 inches, contrasting quaintly with the width,
which is only 6 feet, 9 inches. It is a very heavy
closely woven specimen, and is strictly Persian in
every respect, having been formerly used for years
in the reception room of a Persian residence.

Rug No. 13, Fine specimen of Antique Iran
Persian, in the Feraghan Pattern. — The weight of
coloring in this rug will at once attract attention.
Rug No. 14, Extra fine Bijar Kurdistan. —
This is one of the finest of the collection. Rugs of
this class are becoming more rare each year, and a
perfect specimen, such as this, is now seldom
found. Special attention is called to the unusual
weight and closeness. These rugs are woven by
the Nomads, and are used by them to cover the
ground in their tents.

" Taken as a lot," said Mr. Bacon, " these four-
teen rugs make an exceptionally choice collection
of what are known as large Persian hall pieces.
Even now it is difficult to secure so many fine
pieces of about the same width, and in length vary-
ing from 12 feet to 22 feet, 6 inches, wherein the
general color schemes harmonize and blend as per-
fectly as these do. Antique Persian rugs are
rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and in a very
few years the assembling of a collection like this
will be a matter of impossibility."

Messrs. -John H. Pray & Sons sent hundreds of
rugs to Poland Spring for the selection of these
fourteen rugs. They were chosen after being laid
upon the floor. Harmony of colorings with the
decorations and with each other was the prime
requisite, followed by value and individual beauty

of the specimen. It is believed by Mr. Bacon that
a more beautiful line of oriental rugs is not to be
seen in America than this.

Mr. Bacon is an expert in the oriental rug
business and as a matter of fact there is probably
no concern in America which has a more artistic
and discriminating sense of true values in this line
or that deals more closely on the actual basis of the
same than this well-known Boston house. Its
representations are actual and its high business
reputation a positive guarantee.

To Mr. Staples' article we add : Tlie large
magnificent rugs in the rotunda were pur('liased of
that well-known Boston firm, Messrs. R. H. White
Co. Three of these rugs are Indias. They are woven
in the northern part of India, around the city of
Amritzar and Lahore. Most of the wool, from
which these rugs are woven, comes from the valley
of Cashmere, and is of exceptionally fine quality.

Rugs from the north of India are of great dura-
bility and are particularly pleasing, owing to the
soft colors that are used.

The large rug at the entrance hall is a Persian
and is known as a Goravau. These rugs are
becoming very plentiful in the market at present,
and are quite popular, owing to the soft colors that
are used.

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There was a Imndicap tournament on Monday,
August 1st, for two cups, presented by the hotel.
Eighteen holes medal play to quality. The sixteen
lowest scores played otf at match play for first prize,
and the beaten eight in the first round played for
second prize. In the final round for both the
Poland Spring and Consolation cups each match
came out even, and they had to play nine more
holes to decide the match, N. E. Mallouf winning
the Poland Spring cup and Malcolm L. Meacham
the Consolation cup. Tlie following are the scores

in detail :

Qualifying Round.

Out In (jross Hilp Net

T. King,






Malcolm L. Meacham,



G. N. Kirkpatiicli,






A. F. Palmer,




J. G. Lindsay, Jr.,





A. H. Chadbourne,



J. Dayton Voorhees, .




S. D. Holton,





R. N. Jackson,






N. E. Mallouf,





Marshall M. Howe,






T. H. Benedict, .








W. A. Harban,






O. H. Bourdou, .





E. B. Hart, Jr., .






C. C. Lindsay,





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I. B. Johnson,





Beverly A. Norris,



George S. Coleman,
John L. Chadliourne,






W. A. Vose,





R. N. Dyer, .






W. J.Flather, .





T. J. Felder,






George W. Elkins, Jr.,






T. A. Pettit, .


H. Haskell, .





H. O. Milliken, .






John Huffman,






George W. Elkins, N.


G. A

Hubart, F


Pearson withdrew.

FiKST Round.
N. E. Mallouf, 4, beat T. King, 12, 3 up, 1 to play.
J. G. Lindsay, Jr., 4, beat O. H. Bourdon, 4, 2 up.
A. H. Chadbourne, 8, beat C.C Lindsay, 10, 3 up 2 to play.
M. M. Howe, 10, beat G.N. Kirkpatrick, 10, 7 up, 5 to play.
A. P. Palmer, 2, heat E. B. Hart, Jr., 7, 5 up, 4 to play.
J. D. Voorhees, 10, Ijeat T. H. Benedict, 10,5 up, 4 to play.
J. L. Moore, 10, beat S. P. Holton, 12, 1 up.
R. N. Jackson, 2, beat M. L. Meacham, 0, 1 up.

Second Round.
N. E. Mallouf beat J. G. Lindsay, Jr., 2 up.
A. H. Chadbourne beat G. N. Kirkpatrick, 3 up, 2 to play.
A. P. Palmer beat J. D. Voorhees, 1 up.
R. N. Jackson beat J. L. Moore, 4 up, 2 to play.

N. E. Mallouf beat A. H. Chadbourne, 3 up, 1 to play.
R. N. Jack.sou beat J. L. Moore, 4 up, 2.

N. E. Mallouf beatR. N. Jackson, 3 up, 1 to play, 27 holes.

First Round.
T. King, 12, beat O. H. Bciunlon, 4, 3 up, 2 to play.
M. M. Howe, 10, beat C. C. Lindsay, 10, by default.
E. B. Hart, Jr., 7, beat T. H. Benedict, 16,4 up, 3 to play.
M. L. Meacham, 0, beat S. P. Holton, 12, 5 up, 4 to play.

T. King beat M. M. Howe, 2 up, 1 to play.
M. L. Meacham beat E. B. Hart, Jr., 3 up, 1 to play.

M. L. Meacham beat T. King, 2 up,l to play, 27 holes.

There was a close and interesting match on
Saturday, A. H. Fenn playing the best ball of
A. P. Palmer, R. N. Jackson and Malcolm L.

[Continued on page 19.]

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