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being the closest match of the season. Ladies
only were allowed to enter. The conditions were
as follows : Qualifying round of 18 hides, medal
play. Eight lowest scores qualify. Tiie remain-
ing rounds, 9 holes, match play. The cup
was presented by Miss M. G. Knowles of
Albany, N. Y., and won by Miss Mae KcKin-
ney of Brooklyn. Those who eutei-ed were:
Mrs. J. Scott Parrish, Richmond, Va. ; Miss
Sadie Pearson, Brooklyn ; Miss Virginia Perrin,
Louisville, Ky. ; Mrs. A. D. Williams, Richmond,
Va. ; Miss Bessie Eddy, New Britain, Conn. ;
Miss L. M. Pearson, Brooklyn; Miss Alma Hil-
dreth, Boston ; Miss Elida Pearson, Brooklyn ;
Miss Emma Russell, Brookline ; Mrs. Stacy B.
Collins, New York ; Mrs. F. M. Sackett, Louis-
ville, Ky. ; Miss Fannie Pearson, New York;
Miss Mae McKinney, Brooklyn ; Mrs. George O.
Norton, Louisville, Ky. ; Miss Jennie Pearson,
New York; Miss Florence Russell, Brookline;
Mrs. -J. W. E. Bayly, Louisville, Ky. ; Mrs.
.J. .J. Gribbel, Philadelphia; .Miss Bessie Brown,
Baltimore, Md. ; Mrs. A. W. Hodgdou, Brook-
line; Mrs. Irving T. Smith, New York; Mrs.
Lee Robinson, Louisville, Ky. Those qualifying
were: Miss S. Pearson, Miss E. Pearson, Mrs.
Hodgdon, Miss Eddy, Mrs. Collins, Miss McKin-
ney, Miss Hildreth, Mrs. Norton. In the semi-
finals were : Miss S. Pearson, Miss Hildreth, Mrs.
Norton, and Miss McKinney. In the finals, Miss
McKinney beat Miss Sadie Pearson.

Friday evening last the guests were entertained
by the Gounod Ladies' Quartette of Augusta, Me.
Tills quartette is well and favorably known all
over the State of Maine, and the program was up
to their usual high standard, the selections being
appropriate and well rendered. Tlie program :

1. Quartette— Annie Laurie Dudley Buclf

2. Solo— Farewell ye Mountains Tschaikowsky

Miss Miller.

3. Quartetle— Last Night Kjerulf

4. Solo— a At Parting Rogers

6 Irish Folk-song Foote

Mrs. Yorke.

5. Quartette— The Still Lagoon Logg

6. Duet— Venetian Boat Song Blnmentbal

Miss Miller and Mr.s. Ridley.

7. Quartette— Water Lilies Watson
S. Solo— Selected

Mi.ss Nohle.

!(. (,.)uartette—Where are you Going to. Pinsnti

10. Solo— a What the Chimney Sang Griswold

h When the Heart is Young Buck

Mrs. Ridley.

U. Trio— Friends, Good-night Flotow

The usual Euchre Party this week was given
Saturday evening instead of Friday evening. It
was the largest card party in the history of The
Samoset, and the prizes were especially beautiful.
The first ladies' prize was won by Mrs. A. Lee
Robinson of Louisville, Ky., score 54 ; the secoud
by Mrs. J. Shepard, .Tr., of Boston, score 49;
while the ladies' consolation fell to Mrs. A. G.
Williams of New York. Tlie first gentlemen's
prize was won by Mr. F. M. Sackett of Louis-
ville, score 51 ; the second by Mrs. J. Scott Par-
rish of Richmond, Va., score 48; and Mr. W. S.
Peck of Syracuse, N. Y., received the consolation

Master Edward Kimball of New York brought
in a fine basket of fish Monday last, from the
Breakwater, the largest cunner weighing about
3 1-2 lbs.

]Mr. T. A. Dissel of Syracuse, N. Y., scored
450 at Bagatelle Wednesday last. The highest
score of the season was 463, made by Mr. A. W.

The guests are highly pleased with the Sunday
evening concerts. The selections are especially
pleasing, and the rendering most artistic. The
following program of Sunday last was heartily
applauded and many encores were given.

Julius E. Eichler, Conductor.

1. Overture— Italiana in Algieri Rossini

2. Intermezzo— Rural Wedding Goldmark

3. Cello Solo— Nocturne Chopin

Alex Heiiidl.

4. Entractes— Henry VIII German

5. Violin Sonate- Improvisation Rii^hard Strauss

Messrs. Eichler and Scarpa.

6. Selection— Pagliaoci Loucavallo

Mr. and Mrs. William AV. Smith of Pough-
keepsie, N. Y., registered Thursday, August 4th,
for the balance of the season.

Mrs. O. C. Ferris, Miss Ferris and Miss Can-
field of Morris Plains, N. J., returned to The
Samoset Wednesday, the 3d, for the mouth of
August. Mrs. P'erris is an e.xpert horeswoman
and may be seen every day e.\ploring the many
mountain and country roads about Rockland and

Mrs. J. S. Winslow, Miss Wiuslow, Miss
Elizabeth Winslow, and Mr. P. E. Hinckley,
arrived Thursday, the 4th, in a large touriog car



from Portland. After a sliort stay the party will
return to Portland by anto.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hull, Mrs. W. F.
Merrill and Miss M. E. Bunee of New York are
registered at The Samoset for the balance of the
season. Mr. Hull's father and brother will join
the party soon.

Mr. Whitney Kernoehan and Mr. Harry Tweed
of New York arrived Wednesday last on the yacht
Gloriana for a short sojourn.

Mr. George Townseud of Chicago arrived
Thursday, the 4th, for the balance of the season.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Townsend and Miss Ruth
Townsendof New York, ami Mrs. L. L. Davis and
Miss Cornelia Townsend of Chicago had arrived a
week earlier.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Lancaster of New
York City, Mrs. H. K. Baker and Miss Baker of
Springfield, Mass., registered Thursday, the 4tli,
for a stay of a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Fuller of Rockland,
Maine, were entertained at dinner at The Samoset
Wednesday, the 10th, by Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Roberts of Stamford, Conn.

Rev. Endicott Peabody of Groton, Mass.,
registered Friday, the 5th, for a short stay. Mr.
Peabody was on his way to his summer home at
North Haven.

Mrs. C. Reinhardt and Miss M. V. Reinhardt
of Philadelphia, are at The Samoset for the mouth
of August.

Mr. R. Clarence Dorsett, Miss Dorsett, Miss
Carolyn H. Dorsett and governess arrived from
New York Wednesday, the 3d, and will remain at
The Samoset till September.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Whitman of New York
arrived Friday, the 5th, for a long sojourn. They
were joined Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. C. Morton
Whitman, who came down from Quebec to spend
a few days with their parents, before going back to
New York.

Mr. F. H. Brown of Waltham returned to The
Samoset Friday last for the balance of the season.

Mrs. F. H. Brown came a few days before with
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Smith of Boston.

Mr. N. F. Ayer, Mr. C. L. Harding, Mr. A.
G. Mason and Mr. R. D. Kerwin all of Boston
arrived Friday, the 5th, on their yacht Jaberwock.

Mr. R. C. INIorse of Boston arrived Friday, the
5th. on Iiis vacht Athlor for a short sojourn.

Mr. and" Mrs. John F. Willets of New York
arrived at The Samoset Tuesday hist for a long

Mr. and !Mrs. E. F. Caldwell and their son,
Mr. E. T. Caldwell of New York City, returned
Tuesday, the 8th, for the balance of the season,
and were heartily welcomed by a host of friends
and acquaintances.

Mrs. A. P. Martin of Boston has returned to
The Samoset to remain for the month of August
with her daughter, Mrs. John Shepard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Hunt of AVilkesbarre,
Pa., arrived Wednesday, the 10th, for the balance
of the season.

Mr. F. B. Talbot of Boston arrived Friday, the
5th, on his yacht Sitsu.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts, Master John
Cobb Roberts and maid, of Stamford, Conn., reg-
istered Saturday, the 6th, for a long sojourn. Mr.
and Mrs. Roberts have many friends and acquaint-
ances in Rockland, and are anticipating a very
pleasant Old Home Week.

Mr. E. T. Dobbins and Miss Dobbins of Phil-
adelphia are here for a few weeks, before going to
other Maine resorts.

Mrs. Gorardus Smith, Miss Anna Smith, Mrs.
Dayton L. Kathan, Master Roland Kathan and
maid, all of Schenectady, N. Y., arrived at The
Samoset Saturday, the (Jth, for the balance of the

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Brewster of New York
registered Monday last, and will remain well into

Mr. and Mrs. R. A. C. Smith, Miss Margaret
S. Smith, Miss Madeleine Smith, of New York,
[Continued ou page 30.]


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chief and principal owner of the Washington Evening
Star, the man whose history, and the liistory of the
paper, are as closely interwoven as was tliat of
Horace Greeley with the New York Tribune, or
James Gordon Bennett with the Herald.

At liis invitation I later visited the building
recently erected for the business of. his paper, and
enjoyed the most interesting ' ' personally conducted "
tour over the entire structure it lias been my lot to
participate in. It would be futile to attempt to
describe all the features of this superbly equipped
establishment ; the magnificent public office, witii
its beautiful mural decorations ; its composing
room with its long line of linotype machines; its
reporters' room with desks, desks, mind you ;
pneumatic tubes, telephones, roll-top desks, in tlie
news room, where commonly tables or Hat desks
with a general order of disorder reigns ; the press
room, the newsboys' great room, and all the many
accompanying features of a great newspaper that
make this building the finest newspaper building
in the world. Now do not tell me of the one in
Rio Janeiro, for I am thinking of that.

It was not my genial conductor who told me of
the rank his building took in the structural list, he
was too modest for that, but others have, and 1
have had a little knowledge of "sich" myself.

The history of this paper is the history of one
of Poland Spring's most honored guests.

Now the moving pictures. On the Union
Pacific train, we have rolled past the northern



rEOPLE go to Washington
tor various reasons, one is
because they have sacri-
ficed their personal interests at
home to devote their time and
energies to the saving of the
country, and another is to see
if they cannot come in contact
with a live wire that will bring
about a similar result. I did
neither. Washington has noth-
ing now that I want. Grapes
grow high in Washington, and —
well, what's the use. If anyone
expects me to describe the Cap-
itol building, the White House,
the IMonument, War and Navy
Departments or any of those
commonly snap-shotted build-
ings they may as well stop here,
and read the tid-bits.

Walking down Pennsylvania
Avenue, I met the editor-in-




end of Medicine Bow Mountains and hurried across
the state of Wyomiiio;, leaving it at the very
south-west corner, and entered the Echo Canon,
where the geologist and the mineralogist, and the
ethnologist, and many other gists too numerous to

pute has left them like great slabs or layers of
stone, piled to enormous heights.

Brigham Young led his band of benevolent
dissimulators through this canon, and then shied a
little to the south, not possessing a Ba'deker,


mention, may revel in conversation on the glacial
period, erosion, rock strata and the like to their
hearts' content, for here is a great diversity of
wonderful formations, notably what is called the
Steamboat Rocks.

This series of buttes push their bows toward
the railroad and the erosion of time beyond com-

scrambled between the mountains and without
warning came suddenly nut from Emigration Pass,
July •24th, 1847, wli'ich was a Saturday, fifty-
seven years ago.

I do not know whether or not history records
his exclamation as he beheld the beautiful scene,
but it may have been "Gosh !" However, I am
not writing history, and I only know that if it had
been Josh Whitcomb, he would have delivered
himself of something to that effect.

Brigham had found the spot, and he laid
out a city, and his enemies ; erected a Temple, a
Tabernacle and a Theatre. It took forty years to
finish the Temple, but the Ttibernacle required
only five.

What the interior of the Temple is like is
beyond my ken, as the walls are nine feet thick,
and my eyes are not x-rays, but the Tabernacle, I
know all about. It is shaped like a half an egg
shell, and the acoustics are so perfect that one
might hear a cannon cracker, ten feet away, or
something like that ; I know it is wonderful, really

I told a friend the real facts once, and I think he
has thought me a little, just a little, dotty ever since.




One thing I can never forgive Brigham for,
and tliat is his street naming.

He started at the Temple and named, First
South street, Second South street, and so on. If


you are east on Second South street, then it is
Second South street. East; or if yon are on Fourth
East street, you are either Fourth East street,
North, or Fourth East street, South; but if you
find out where you are you will be luckier than 1
ever was. The combination goes on like The
House that Jack Built.




Well, Brigliam couldn't do everything, but he
built the Lion House with its ten gables on a side,
iKjt with any idea of dying there, but lie did. He
liirtlierinore built the Bee Hive next to it, and
tlie Amelia Palace opposite.

To drop casually into the pernicious liabil ol a
certain one-time Tom Hood, who tells of a man
whose death happened in his berth, I am impelled
to say that while Brigham was well up to eighty


years of age when he died, he died Young
will do for that.

Now Saltair was built as a bathing and amuse-
ment pavilion some distance out in the Great Salt
Lake, but contrary to Mormon principles the
lake and Saltair have become divorced, and now
Saltair is away up on the salt sand, solitary and
alone, playing solitaire, as it were, while tlie
Great Salt Lake has moved out without notice.

Just a few words more about Salt Lake City.
It is a delightful and beautiful spot, and some of
its residences are palaces of elegance and art. The
ladies are well dressed and unexpectedly stylish
for so remote a place, and, in short, Salt Lake
City is singularly and plurally attractive.

Mrs. Mary F. AV. Homer of Providence, Miss
S. W. Wellington of Oxford, Miss Brayton and
Miss Mary Brayton of Fall River drove over from
the Oxford Spring House and spent Tuesday here.
Tliey visited the art gallery and other places of
interest. Mrs. Homer is a cousin of the celebrated
painter, Winslow Homer.

Forty-eight of The Hill-Toi''s best views at
and about Poland Spring, to be had at the News
Stand, or library.

Just the Thing

To Eat Outdoors!

Take a package of PETER'S SWISS

MILK CHOCOLATE in your pocket.

Finest in the world for pic-nics,

yachting parties, and all out-door


Carry Peter's with you on the Poland

Links I


U. S. Selling Hgciits,
rti Hudson Street.



GOLF.— Continued from page 3.

The happy couples then started off, followed
by a large gallery ; the largest seen on the course
this season. See? Tliey played without hesita-
tion and with evident confidence. From the
applause it was evident that it was the hit of the
season from the time the fair maidens first slapped
the balls out. After many holes of careful golf
the Mansion House hove in sight, whence the
sound of applause was borne by the gentle breeze
to the gentle players' ears. The Misses Bogie were
finally defeated by the committee with the aid of
the 38, achieved by one of tlie latter, which
lowers the long standing ladies' record of the course
by 8 strokes. The camera fiends then appeared
and the ladies obligingly struck attitudes while
their profiles were filed.

The auspicious occasion was then officially
wound up by a renewal of the hosts' sumptuous
hospitality in the shape of a spread on the green.
When interviewed by a reporter after the match
the ladies blushingly admitted that the dresses did
not hurt their golf much. A limited supply of
files may be had at the studio. Come early before
they're cheap !

On Wednesday the Portland Golf Club sent a
team to Poland, of twelve players. They played
the match on the Nashua system, Poland winning
21 to 2. The Poland team will play a return
match at Portland on next Tuesday. The follow-
ing are the scores :

Poland. vs. Portland.

W. C. Chick :i " F. W. Kyall

N. Mallout 3 " C. S. Erswell, ...

W. S. Harbau, . . . " B. B. Sander.son, . . 1

A. P. Palmer 3 " H. B. Turner, ...

R. N. Jackson, . . . 3 " S. W. Bates

J. G. Lind.say, Jr., . . 2 " H. F. Whidilen, . .

N. E. Mallouf, . . . 1 " G. F. Prills

M. Ij. Meacliam, . . . " H. A. Rounds, ...
G. A. Hobart " J.C.Allen 1

0. Bourdon 2 " H. Hay

1. W. Chick, . . . . 3 " H. R. Virgin, ...
E. B. Hart, Jr 3 " F. V. Chase

On Thursday, August lltli, Bernard Nicliolls,
the renowned twice conqueror of Harry Vardon,
played a 3G hole match against A. H. Fenn for a
purse subscribed by the guests of Poland Spring.
18 holes were played in the morning and 18 in the
afternoon. In the morning round A. H. Fenn was
1 up. In the afternoon match botli played badly
at times and the match was undeci

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