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finals. Judge Elkins, from the dignified elevation
of a step-ladder, awarded the prixe with true
judicial gravity to Miss Kinsey and Mr. Voorhees,
the one winning by her gracefulness, and the other,
by his skill in acting like a baby elephant. The
one of many nick-names was given much encourage-
ment and told that, with a little practice, she would
make a sure winner next time. The. hour waxed
late so everyone was requested to move on. The
autos started first, then the riders. About a mile
from home it began to rain. Everyone came in on
a gallop. One of the best equestriennes arrived
first, escorted by the General, who seemed some-
what sandy. The pantry was raided for a good-
night bite. All agreed that they had one of the
best times of the summer, and gave three cheers
for the chaperone, Mrs. Inman.

Great pity was excited for the opposition party
of fifteen girls and one man, which had spent the
evening at the school-house, singing hims and look-
ing for ghosts.

In the automobiles were : Miss Uriggs, Miss
Johnson, Miss May Peterson, Miss Emily Lock-
wood, Miss Fay, Mr. Hobart, Mr. Chick, Mr.
Fay, Mr. Ingalls.

In the runabout were: Jim and his Pinky.

On the horses were : Mrs. Inman, Miss Barnes,
Miss Helen Ballard, Miss Kinsey, Miss Loveman,
Mr. Hufiman, Mr. Geo. Elkins, Mr. Voorhees,
Mr. Vose, Mr. Meacham, Mr. Chas. Lindsa}'.

Mrs. E. L. Tyson of Philadelphia and Miss
J. E. Conly of Glenside, Pa., are at the Poland
Spring House.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Smithers and family, with
Miss Cook of Montreal, arrived at the Poland
Spring House on August 23d.

Any day when you look in the glass, and say,
"I shall never look any better than I do now,"
that is the day to enter the Notman Photograph
Studio and arrange a sitting. There are never two
times when one is at their best. Polanil Spring
fits everybody physically and the tailor or dress-
maker attends to your adornment. A combination
like this should never be neglected, for, like the
transit of Venus, it may not occur again in your



(EI7C Samosct.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Farnam and Mrs. Isbam
Henderson of New Haven, Conn., arrived Friday,
August litfi, on the boat from Bar Harbor. After
a short sojourn at The Sanioset the party will go
to the mountains for .September.

Dr Robert G. Loring and Dr. Fred M. Spald-
ing of Boston were guests Monday and Tuesday,
August loth and 16th, of Mrs. M. E. Hildreth of
Worcester, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Wilbur and Miss Beth
Wilbur of Philadelphia arrived Tuesday, the 16th,
on their steam yacht, Ramona. After a brief
sojourn the ])arfy will proceed to Bar Harbor.

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Little of Brookline, Mass.,
registered Tuesday, the I6th, for the balance of the

Mr. J. C. Bell and Mr. J. C. Bell, Jr., of
Yonkers, N. Y., are at The Samoset for a long

Among the late arrivals Tuesday, the 16th, are
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Boyer, Mr. Wilson Cather-
wood, and Mr. Edward B. Smith, all of Philadel-

Mr. J. Scott Parrish of Richmond, Va., and
Miss Mary 8. Parrish arrived early Wednesday
August 17th, for a short stay. Mrs. J. Scott Parrish,
Miss Eleanor W. Parrish, and Mrs. George F.
Winch have been at The Samoset several weeks.

Dr. A. J. Dower of Brooklyn, Mr. W. S.
Peck of Syracuse, N. Y., Mr. A. W. Benedict of
St. Louis, Mo., and Mr. P. A. Roche of Syracuse,
enjoyed their second fishing trip of the season
Saturday, the 13th. Seldom has such a catch
been made in this vicinity, all the fish being very
large and perfect specimens. The party exhibited
the catch on the back piazza early in the evening
and the fish were dres.sed and served to The Samo-
set guests Sunday. The largest cod weighed
16 1-4 pounds, and the whole catch was over three
hundred pounds.

Mr. John Pierce and party of New York
arrived Sunday afternoon on his steam yacht.
Sapphire. With Mr. Pierce were Mr. John B.
McDonald, Mr. George F. Harriman, Mr. George

C. Clausen and Judge E. N. Hatch, all of New
York. After a few days the party left for a cruise
to Bar Harbor, and will return to The Samoset
late in the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Cogswell of Ipswich,
Mass., arrived at The Samoset Tuesday, the 16th,
for a stay of a few weeks.

Mr. S. V. Reynolds of Kingston, N. Y., is
here for a long sojourn.

Mr. Henry A. Rueter, with his brother, Mr.
Ernest L. Rueter, arrived Tuesday, the 16th, from
Boston on their large automobile touring car.
Mr. Rueter's family have been at The Samoset
for several weeks.

Mrs. Alexander Pearson gave a delightful
launch party to Crescent Beach on Wednesday,
the 17th. A heavy fog made reaching the object-
ive point somewhat difficult, but the lobster supper
was thoroughly enjoyed. Owing to the thickness
of the weather the party returned in carriages.

Mrs. Richard Haward Dudgeon of New York
entertained Mr. and Mrs. Irving Smith and Miss
Jennie W. Pearson at dinner Friday, the 12th, and
Mrs. Alexander Pearson and family on Saturday
evening. Miss Dudgeon, who has been spending
the summer abroad, expects to join her mother at
The Samoset before the close of the season.

Mr. George H. Smithers of Montreal took a
cruise to Bar Harbor the past week on the large
steam yacht Kismet, as guest of his brothers,
Mr. John Smithers and Mr. F. S. Smithers, and
his brother-in-law, Mr. G. W. Carr. Wednesday
evening, the lOtb, after their return to The Samoset,
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Smithers, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert E. Holt and Miss Cook were entertained
at dinner on the Kismet. She sailed Thursday,
the 11th, for Newport, R. I.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving T. Smith gave a chil-
dren's birthday party Friday, the 12th, fortheir little
daughter, Lois Grace Smith. There were sixteen
children present, and all seemed to have an enjoy-
able time with no bad results.

The same evening another l)ii'(li(lay was cele-
brated by Mr. and Mrs. Irving T. Smith in honor
of Mrs. Thomas Smith, and after the banquet a
progressive euchre was played. The first ladies'
prize was won by Mrs. Joseph Allyn, the second
by Mrs. J. Shepard, Jr. Mrs. William McKinney
won the first gentlemen's prize, and Dr. A. J.
Dower won the second.

On Friday afternoon Mr. IMoses W. Ricliard-
son of Boston and a party of friends enjoyed a
delightful drive to Thomaston. Mr. Richardson's
guests were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Robie of Albany,
Miss Weir of New York and Miss Knowles of
Albany. The day was perfect and it was alto-
gether an enjoyable occasion. The party was very
hospitably entertained by Mrs. Blodgett.





As each August brings to Poland Spring many
new guests, those who see Pohind Spring for the
first time perhaps, it may be well to inform such,
that on the third floor of the Maine State Building
is an exhibition of paintings, both oil and water
color, miniatures and casts, entirely free to all,
whether guests or otherwise.

These works of art represent many thousands
of dollars in value, as well as a heavy expenditure
in collecting and maintaining such an exhibition
without income, unless sales are made. This
exhibition is an annual, this being the tentli, and
the paintings are new each season.

This is a hotel feature entirely unique, and
only the exceptionally large patronage of Politud
Spring, by a clientale from widely separated points,
and of a distinctive quality, enables the proprietors
to continue these exhibitions, by their faith in tiiem
as disseminators of valuable intelligence on modern
art, and in the desire of the projectors to further
their interests.

The catalogue, an unusually fine one, liberally
illustrated and containing the record of each artist,
is freely distributed that each visitor may see for
themselves the high standard of merit established
for this only Maine exhibition.

The artists number nearly a hundred,
1 their works nearly a hundred and fifty.


You're lalkiu' now 'bout pleasure
An' wliero on eartli it's found;

But iest you come an' measure
A little piece o' ground^

An' put a cottage on it;

An' morn, an' evenin' late
Have sweet lips 'neatti a bonnet,

To Uiss you at the gate !

An' then a green tree springin'
Where sweetest shadows flit,

An" a niockin' bird a-singin'
In the very top of it !

— Atlanta Conslitutton.

Miss Eth.-l .Mildr.-il Fnink of Hoston
gave an evening of song on Thursday,
giving eleven numbers in which she was
very well received. "The Slumber Boat,"
" Haymaking," and "() Splciulida Notte,"
were especially notaI)lc.

Poland Spring and About There, book
of views, just out. News stand, Poland
Spring House, and Samoset, or address the

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

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U. S. Selling Rgents.
78 Hudson Street.




lielil ;it

An interesting whist toiirnanient Wiis
the Poland Spring Hon.se in the Anm.senient Room
on Monday evening.

The tournament was divided into North and
South, East and West.

Those who played North and South were :


Mr.s. Moultoii and

Mrs. Shaw,

^()^i points


Mr. Dornan

Mrs. Dornan.

.55-2 "


Mrs. Straii

Mrs. Irelan,

534 "


Mrs. A. B. Kicker,

Ii04 "


Mrs. Greim "

Mrs. Holbrook,

708 "


Mrs. Lees

Mr. Hart,

(i,50 "


Mrs. Snowclen "

Mrs. Dixon,

554 "


Mrs. Myers "

Mrs. Grouse,

650 "


Mrs. Hatuh

Mr. Miltenburger,

641) "


Mr. Lynch "

Mrs. Lynch,

710 "


Mrs. Achelis "

Mrs. Holton,

S«4 "

East and West :


Mr. Porter and

Mrs. Porter,

ol8 points


Mrs. E. M. Camp-

Mrs. S.Ross Camp



■21 W "


Mr. Warner

Mrs. Warner,

424 •'


Mrs. Gibson

Mrs. Dyer,

■VH "


Mrs. Maginnis

Mrs. Coffin,

418 "


Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Weidersein,

4^4 "


Mrs. Allen

Mrs. Graves,

35(; "


Mrs. F.E.Johnson"

Mrs. Martin,

20(i "


Mrs. Ziegler


338 "


Mrs. Fenu "


40(i ■'


Mrs. Johnson "

H uff man ,

382 "

Mrs. Achelis and Mrs. Holton won the first
prize for North and South. Mrs. Achelis received
a Dutch silver pitcher, and Mrs. Holton, a Dutch
silver tea-caddy. Mrs. Moulton and Mrs. Shaw
won the second, and each received a small Dutch
silver mandolin, for a cabinet.

Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Weidersein won the first
prize for East and West. Each received a pair of
silver grape scissors. Mr. Warner and Mrs.
Warner won the second prize for East and West.
Mrs. Warner received a silver bon-bon dish and
Mr. Warner, a silver photograph frame.

Mrs. George A. Brooke had charge of the
tournament and was most successful in her manage-
ment of it. Mrs. Brooke is from Philadelphia
and is a well known whist teacher of this country.

Mr. Robert C. Wilkins of Washington, D. C,
has joined his mother, Mrs. B. Wilkins, at Poland

Every lady does, or should, pride herself on the
neat appearance of her gown and the little number-
less articles of personal adornment that add to her
charm. Silk goods, laces, little silver or jeweled
articles, or embroidei-y, are always desirable.
The little Art Bazaar in the hotel corner is boun-
teously supplied, and as well also, with cushion
covers, kimonos, table scarfs with drawn work,
and more things that ladies need than we could
possibly enumerate.


Sunday, August 28, 1904.— 8.15 P.M.
Kuntz Orchestral Club.

Mr. Daniel Kuntz. ,; Violins

Mr. Wilhelm Traupe, S

Mr. August Kolster Viola

Mr. Mirko Belinski Cello

Mr. Howard Couch Bass

Mr. Daniel Maquarre Flute

Mr. Clement Lenom, Oboe

Mr. Jacques Friedberger Piano

1. Introduction and Prayer from Rienzi. Wagner.

2. Selection from Jocelyn. Godard.

3. a. Largo from Concerto for 2 violins. Bach.
b. Serenade. Godard.

Messus. Kuntz and Traupe.

4. The Earlking. Schubert.

5. Musette for Oboe. Lenom.

Mr. C. Lenom.
0. Hungarian Rhapsodie. Liszt.

Mr. Hazen J. Burton and Miss Burton of
Deephaven, Minn., were among the arrivals on
August '23d.

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489 Congress Street, PORTLAND, ME.

The Finest Equipped Eestaurant East of Boston.
Private ninins Rooms on Second and Third Floors.

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/irtistic Jewelry,
Fine Leather Goods,
Sterling Silver Wares,
Fine Watciies,

Old Brittany Candlestick, precious StoneS,

Rich Cut Glass,
Art Ware and Novelties.

[3h No. 278— .5 inches long,

W inches high, 3-M

^ Coatof Arms of Sir William

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I Unique and Interesting Souvenirs.

W We issue :i line .■;U:il(igUL- ci.rilMliiiiig tlioii^aii.ls of

Wh illustrations— among Ihem many artioles suitable for

ffj prizes. This catalogue will be sent free upon request.

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Around the World Party, Early in September.


306 Washington St., next to Old South Church,
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TRe Wabash Railroad

is the only line having tracks and dejiot at main entrance
World's Kair Gronnds, St. Louis. Tracks witli sanitary
facilities at tliis depot for storing special trains or private
cars. Tickets, New York to St. Louis and return, $1,S.
Boston to St. Louis and return, $'2i. Philadelpliia and
return, $17. Correspondingly low rates from otlier East-
ern points. Privilege of stopping off at Niagara Falls,
Detroit, and Chicago. Apply to nearest ticket agent for
tickets via the "Wabash." On application to

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or. I. I). McliKATH, X. E. P. ..\., 171) \Va.-.liinjcti>n Street, Hnsloii,
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A Pound of Pleasure,



A rfisK.t. l>eli,-.ile. I>n re.



" We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.'
La Rochefoucauld.


Princess Yolande
IMargherita, daugh-
ter- of Victor J^m-
mat)ue! Ill, King of
Italy, and (^ueen
Helena, was horn
Jnne 1, I'.IOl. She
was natr.ed for her
grandmother, (iueen
Margherita, who is
so much beloved by
tlie Italians. There
was great rejoicing
throughout Italy at
the birth of this lit-
tle girl. All of the
flags were hoisted on
the public and pri-
vate buildings, and


the streets and cheered and cheered. A large
number of the Italians flocked to the Quirinal to
sign the register of congratulation. This would
show the king and queen the names of their sub-
jects who wished them and the little Princess much
happiness and prosperity. Signor Zanardelli, the
Premier, to whom King Victor Emmanuel had
personally announced the birth of the Princess, at
once telegraphed the news to all the authorities of
the Provinces, while Count Gianotti, the Prefect
at the palace, informed the members of the Diplo-
matic Corp. The King immediately signed an
amnesty which completely pardoned the Italians
who were sentenced by the Military Courts for a
rebellion on May 18, 1.S98.

In honor of the birth of his little daughter the
King conferred the Knighthood of the Annunziata
vipon the Premier, Signor Zarardelli, the Marquis
Visconti, and ex-Foreign Minister, and General
di Sanmarfano, ex-Minister of War. All this
happiness came to Italy through the birth of this
lovely little girl. But it is only half of tlie good
fortune that would have come to the people if the
child had been a boy. The King and Queen
wanted a son, to inherit the throne of Italy. On
November ]',(, 1902, another little girl, named
Princess Mul'alda, was born. So Princess Yolande
has a baby sister two years old.

Miss Julia Cooley, whose poems we give in
to-day's Hill-Top, was born in Seymore, Conn.,

July 4, 189.3. The following poems have been
taken from " The Poems of a Child," published by
Harper and Brothers :

Oh, little violets, what are you like "
Are you like the purple sunset ?
Or are you like the purple mountains?
Oh, little violets, what pretty scene in nature are you like?


Oh, lilies white, you signify purity,

You grow amidst the tall rank grass of the meadows green,
Anil down in the dells where the hrook hahbles loud.
The Madonna chooses you to pluck and stay with her,
For you are as pure as she.

These poems were written when the cliild was
nine years old ; at Christmas, December, r.l02.


How many buttons are missing to-day ".'

Nobody knows but mother.
How many playthings are strewn in her way ?

Nobody knows but mother.
How many thimbles and spools lias she missed ?
How many burns on each tat little fist,
How many bumps to be cuddled and kissed ?

Nobody knows but mother.

How many hats has she hunted to-day ?

Nobody knows but mother.
Carelessly hiding themselves in the hay?

Nobody knows but mother.
How many handkerchiefs wilfully strayed.
How many ribbons for eacli little maid.
How, for her care, can a mother be paid ?

Nobody knows but motiier.

How many muddy shoes all in a row?

Nobody knows but mother.
How many stockings to darn, do you know ?

Nobody knows but mother.
How many little torn aprons to mend,
How many hours of toil must slie spend.
What is the time when her day's work shall end?

Nobody knows but mother.

How many lunches for Tommy and Sam ?

Nobody knows but mother.
Cookies and apples and blackberry jam,

Nobody knows but mother.
Nourishing dainties for every " sweet tooth,"
Toddling Oottie or dignified Ruth,
How much love sweetens the labor, forsooth ?

Nobody knows but mother.

How many cares does a mother heart know ?

Nobody knows hut mother.
How many joys from her mother-love flow ?

Nobody knows but mother.
How many prayers by each little white bed.
How many tears for her babes has sbe shed,
How many kisses for each curly head?

Nobody knows but mother.

The Bo.ik of Views shows, beside Poland
Spring itself, Elmwood Farm, Lewiston Falls, the
three Range Lakes, Tripp Pond, Sabbathday Lake,
Crooked River, Tenney River, Poland Creamery,
and in all 48 superb view-s. Price .50 cents, of the
editors, at the news stand or library.




A Frenchman was one day in an auction room,
wliere there was a superlj piece of painting of fruit
and flowers. He would not give his opinion of tlie
picture till he had examined the catalogue. Finding
it was done by an Englisliman, he said :

"Oh, sir, those English fellows have no more
idea of genius tlian a Dutch skipper has of dancing
a quadrille. He has spoiled a fine piece of canvas.
He is worse than a signpost dauber. There is no
natural coloring, no perspective, nothing at all true
to nature. Why, the fellow has actually attempted
to paint a fly on that rosebud ; but it is no more like
a By than I am like — "

But as he pointed his finger to the picture tlic fly
flew away. — Philadelphia Inquirer.


The German excavating expedition in Syria has
discovered the seal used by King Solomon's son at a
place called Tell El Mullissen. The seal lias been
taken to Beirut and handed over to the Turkish Pasha,
Emin Effendi. The seal is the size of an ordinary
saucer, is made of jasper and has a beautifully
engraved lion on it with a wide-open mouth. The
inscription in Hebrew, tran.slated, reads:

"Li Schema, the son of King Solomon, the son of

Dr. Hartli'lien, the arclnvologist, says it is the
finest examii]ldcr-.^, Flower Vases.

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old on ecpcal wares if we know It.

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