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ROBERT I COLLIER WILL BRING HIS BRIDE HOME TO "CANOCHET," THE HOUSE AT NEWPORT NOW OCCUPIED BY HIS FATHER.
IHE OLD SrRAGUE HOME.
REMARKABLE MANSION. WHERE R. ,T.
COLLIER AND HIS BRIDE WILL
SPEND PART OF THEIR
P •There r.ever has been a country place In the
Vicinity of .INarragansett Pier possessed of more in
terest than Canonchet. the queer country mansion
gjuilt many years ago t)y the late ex-Governor
pra gue oi Rhode Island. This year, for the first
time! the Spragues have departed, and the estate
lis turned over to P. F. Collier, of this city, by
virtue of a long- lease. . "
Straigfltw comes another event which adds in
terest to Car.oneh.et. Young Robert J. Collier sails
across Narragansett Bay with ali the boldness of a
lover who sees favor shining in the eyes of his lady
and seizes upon the pride of the Newport palace
colony. n tne face of some opposition he makes
Sara Stewart Van Alen his wife. Here is where
Canonchet comes in again— they are to spend part
the honeymoon there on their return from
They could hardly find a more charming place,
jjjd certainly there is plenty of room. Three or four
newly married couples could lose themselves in
the house, 60 roapnificent Its proportions, so pecul
iar its arrangement, and they need never know
that there was any one else about. They could have
m. dining room apiece, a private stair to a long
nite. and evi-n a plr.zza for *>ach couple.
Canonchet stands in the centre of a, generous park
to. the outskirts of Narragansett. It is only a
«bort walk from the hotel section— ten
jjjlactcs— and in the time of the late Governor the
park was open to visitors two afternoons each
veek. A driveway circles toward the house from
the main road, and for those who come on foot
there Is a -well kept path which -winds through the
At first eight the house seems to have been built
to sections and thrown together hastily. It is not
tfttr any known form of modern architecture, and
It is neither Grecian nor Roman. Rather it is indi
vidual It commands a fine view of the bay— a blue
«ea picture framed in green foliage. Once the
visitor enters the suspicions ocf eccentric indlvid
eality la the exterior are confirmed. There Is much
to wonder at; but whiie wondering one cannot help
admiring. It is useless to take up the rooms in
regular order, for they don't come that way in the
Spra^ue mansion. It does not matter much, how
aver, for no two rooms are alike.
Several entrances offer themselves to the stran
f er.' One chooses at random, not knowing the right
one, and, likely as not. lands in the dining room
by -way of a stunted hall which contains a novelty
In the way of a fish pond. The walls of the big
eijT2&re room are richly frescoed in light blue, the
ceiliLg design being" particularly elaborate. There
is a vast dignity in the heavy furniture, the huge
sideboard of oak and a mantel wonderfully carved
out of the same material. A bay window separated
from the room by a roy of marble pillars adds to
the effect. There is nothing surprising about the
breakfast room which adjoins.
. .-. step or two and one's feet clatter on the red
tile floor of the well, call It smoking- room, for
want of a more obvious name In the centre a
Jountain is spouting over a surrounding fringe of
i Then one groes into a long reception room, which
3s rather narrow. Its furniture is gorgeously up
fcolstered in old gold. There is one piece of p^r
(Hcuiar Interest, a carved oaken chest, inlaid with
gold and topped with a faultless marble slab. It is
so heavy that it takes the strength of four men to
ftnove it every time they clean house.
"1 The music room Is the most interesting of aIL It
jvras covered with beautiful frescos when the house
■W&6 first built. The second Mrs. Sprague had it
done over, covered with hand painted canvas. The
Vails are given over to landscapes, -with glowing
(trlmson sunsets and silvery moons; the border to
rural scenes, and on the ceiling musical muses are
busy over their various instruments. There is a
large canvas of ex-Gevernor Sprague mounted on
his favorite horse; also full length portraits pf his
first wife and bis widow.
A fortune mutt have been spent on the hall and
main staircase. It runs to the top of the house,
■with a. balcony on the second floor. It Is finished i
cntlrelv in polished oak. hand carved and panelled.
It leads to four floors, on which there are no less
than forty-seven bedrooms. Many of these have
frescoed walls, and ail are quaintly furnished.
There is a large library, with walls literally cov
ered with bookcases, on the second floor.
Mr. Collier occupies a suite of four rooms run
ning the entire length of the south side of ihe
house. Mre. Collier's apartment is on the third
Boor, where the ceilings are unusually high. The
rooms are well lighted, simply furnished and
Hr.iehed in caerry.
There are five hundred acres in the estate, much
of which Is well Darked. The neat stone stable is
not large enough to accommodate all the Collier
horses, and most of the polo ponies are Quartered
et the Country Club.
NEWPORT STILL DULL.
JLEEIVAL OF YACHTS EXPECTED TO
j START THINGS — MISS ROOSEVELT
AX ATTRACTIVE VISITOR-DEATH
KNELL OF GOLF.
; Newport. R. 1., Aug. 2 (Special).— Newport has
Jlived one-half of its present season, and there has
been practically nothing thus far except two
■weddings to indicate that there has been any sea
son. The tradesmen have pinned their faith on the
: present month to pull out the summer and give
them at least an opportunity of breaking even.
Kext week the New-York Yacht Club fleet will
be here. This visit of the yachts Is expected to
equal In business the entire month of July, so far
as business receipts are concerned. The yachts
take on great quantities of stores at this port, and
es the trade is entirely cash the city is "flush"
for some days after the departure of the club. It
fc hoped that this season will be no exception to
the custom. With the arrival of the fleet enter
taining begins in earnest, and is kept up lnces-
E&ntly until September 1. when things are in a
minor key, and festivities wane -with the approach
of the horse Fhow and jockey club meet, when the
"gates" are closed on departing guests, and prepa
rations at once be^ln for the coming season. But
before that etage is reached Newport will «njoy
numerous occurrences that win bring to the city
hundreds of people for short stays, and the hotels
and fashionable boarding houses will be taxed, and
the overflow will find accommodations at Newport's
annex, Jamestown, across the bay, where the
kotels reel the jenefit of Newport's prosperity.
Xext week will be yachting week, and in conse
quence there will be few events ashore except. in
the-«venlns. when there will be entertainments
srsdore. With the departure of the yachts the na
tional lawn tennis tournament will be in order at
the Casino. This sport promises this year to be
O? more than ordinary interest on account of tUOt
vialt to this country of the English players, who
tre seeking honors with ball and racket. Hereto
fore the \isltors have not inspired the tennis en
thusiasts wiih much fear, but the remarkable game
that is being played by the Doberty brothers leads
many to believe that American laurels are in
Next w«ek win also witness the weddins of Miss
Ethel Davies. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julien T.
.Savies. of New- York, and Archibald Gourlie
Thaeaer. also of York. This event, which will
be one of the largest of the season in point of
•umbers, will be celebrated in All Saints* Memorial
Chapel, the scene of many brilliant weddings. The
Chapel is &n unpretentious, barnlike edifice, and up
to a few years ago was the bouse of worship of
Newport's elect. Fashion's changes, however, have
B»a4e Trinity Church the popular piace, and the
«nee select congregation of All Saints' knows it no
•ore, and the services which are held there each
EuiMlsy and at which the most popular preachers
of the country are heard are ellmly attended. For
the wedding, however, the place will be made a
floral bower, and the Rev. Henry Morgan Stone, of
Trtotty Church, will have returned from Europe to
Perform the ceremony. Over three hundred invita
tlo::? have been Issued for the church service and for
the wedding breakfast at Pinecroft. In Middletown.
the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Davies.
Mw. Davies Is a sister of Bradley Martin, and up
*• a few years ago was very prominent in New
§ port society but has recently given way to the
younger set. whose methods of entertaining have
departed from the conservative and dignified style
( Cf tea or fifteen years ago.
Mrs. Pembroke Jones's "frolic" on August 15 will
■ ftetebljr be the most e)abo;-ate social event of the
«MO&. It will take place at Friedheim, the Have
■ .tneyer villa in vue-ave.. which the Joneses
.' iave- occupied for two seasons. It will consist of a
large dinner party, after which a vaudeville enter-
I 'talnment will b<- clven on a specially conistructed
«*«<- en the lawn, tho artfst3 to be furnished by
or,e of the most prominent theatrical agencies in
New- York. Alter the vaudeville, the guests will
i r.f... to the ballroom, a temporary addition 60x100.
h -wtlch will be erected in the rear of the villa. H«ra
>\ tlie cotillon will be danced, led by Blisha Dyer and
Mih Jons*. Th vor for the fibres are said to t«
m<* i** xox>Bt costly kind, and ■ were *eiecud . some
| fconths e*o, when Hr*. Jone. iU«* be*anh*rpUn«
CANONCHET, THE NEWPORT HOUSE BUILT BY EX-GOVERNOR SPRAGUE.
Now leased to Peter F. Collier.
for the big event. Sherry will Eerve the supper, after
which a buffet lunch will be served until the conclu
sion of the festivities, which, according to the elabo
rate programme, will last until well into the small
hours of the morning, as it is expected that It will
he after midnight before the various amusements on
the lawn will have been completed, when the cotil
lon will he in order.
There is much disappointment here at the change
of plans of William K. Vanderbilt. jr.. who ten
days ago it was believed would be in Newport
by this time, and would be actively engaged in ar
ranging the annual races for automobiles. The
latest news is that he will arrive in this country
about August la, and if that be the case there will
still be plenty of time to make all arrrangements
necessary for the sport. It was also his intention
to have 'his 74-footer Virginia put In commission.
but a few days ago cable orders were received to
discharge all of t^e crew and await further orders.
The work of getting the yacht ready for com
mission was stopped, and the yacht lies in Bren
ton's Cove half rigged, awaiting the pleasure of
The principal event of the -week was the arrival
here on Friday of Miss Alice Roosevelt as guest
of Miss Helen Cutting, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. Fulton Cutting, of New-York, who has rented
the R. M. Cushing villa for the season. A delight
ful series of entertainments has been arranged for
Miss Roosevfit during her stay here, and the
President's daughter wiil be made much of for the
next two weeks by members of society. President
and Mrs. Roosevelt will be Newport visitors about
the first of September, coming here on the steam
yacht Mayflower, formerly Mrs. Ogden Goelet s
pleasure boat, and well known In these waters.
What the President's plans are during- his stay
here is not known at the present time, but already
numerous invitations have been sent to him in
anticipation of his visit to Newport, \\hen As
sistant Secretary of the Navy Presicent Roosevelt
visited Newport and opened the session of the war
college On that occasion he was the guest or Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin D. Morgan, and as the warmest
friendship exists between the President and Mr.
Morgan it is probable that he will be the latter s
guest on his visit here, unless his time is too much
occupied with the combined manoeuvres or the
army and navy, which are the direct cause of his
visit to Newport in September.
The deathknell of golf in Newport has been
sounded and probably next year the clubhouse of
the association will not be opened at all. At a re
cent meeting of the governors of the golf club a
financial statement was presented, and after a dis
cussion it was decided that a notice be sent to
every member, recommending that the grounds be
not again leased, and that the club wind up its
affairs. The club's lease expires with the pres
ent season There were one or two members in tne
club who are enthusiasts and at once started a
movement to raise sufficient funds to enable the
club to keep the house open there for the remain
der of this season. This will require 13 Oup and. as
up to Wednesday of the present week $I.7* of this
had been subscribed, it is probable that the remain
der will be forthcoming. The club has not been
aSa to rr.eet its expenses from the time oi its or
ganization, and every expedient was tried to make
itself-sustaining. but all efforts in this direction
failed. *The clubhouse Is an expensive one to nia.n
tal"i and as there are co many counter attrac
tions <n Newport, it was found impossible to make
this one succeed. The club's largest handicap was
ifTveaVly rental of $6,000. The clubhouse was orig
•nafiv intended for promiscuous entertaining, but
for this it was never popular, although some very
elaborate affairs have been given there, notably the
b£l Pven by William K. Vanderbilt a few years '
ago original intention of the stockholders was
?o have a polo field there, but after an expend -
ture of nearly $30,000. it was found that the soil
Da«ed every system of drainage, and polo players,
afti- one or two trials, refused to use the field,
and later the Westchester Club leased a field near
by and has laid it out for polo and racing, with
ever? prospect of the place being a financial sue-
Ce fnterest in polo has been revived here, and even
the practice games which have been played during
the ?ast two weeks have brought out a large at
ttrdance of fashionable people to visit the place
in all -orts of swell conveyances and sip tea on
tne bVoa°d piazzas of the new clubhouse ;, whicn U
being occupied this year for the first time. The
most enthusiastic polo players In the summer col-
STy are Reginald and Alfred Vanderbilt and to
their individual efforts may be attributed a good
nart of the renewed Interest in the game. Both
btve developed in a comparatively short time into
fairly good players, and give promise with prac
tice of being adepts at the sport. Alfred G. Van
eerbiUs private polo field at his farm in Ports
mouth f s kept In the finest condition, and has been
used by him almost daily since his arrival here
th 'rlie l r?i™rted er.gagement of Reginald C. Vander
bilt and Miss Kathleen Neilson, daughter of Mrs.
Frederic Neilson, is accepted on all sides as a fore
gone conclusion, and the young couple are re
ceiving every consideration accorded to couples
whose engagements have been formally announced.
Mrs Neilson denies the existence of any under
standing but. as it is fashionable to make denials
of engagements until th^y are officially announced,
this fact in no way shakes the conviction that be
fore another year passes the youngest son of the
house of Vandernilt will have taken to himself a
wife and that the obiect of his choice will be
Miss' Neilson. Mr. Vanderbilt recently purchased a
farm in Portsmouth, a short distance from that of
his brother, and already contracts have been given
out covering over $50,000 for alterations and im
provements to thf place, and in every instance It is
stipulated that the work must he oomplot«"i before
the opening of the season of ISOS. . M
With the purchase of the estate of General TJoyd
Brvcp in Bellevue-ave.. E. Rollins Mors" has ac
quired possession of nearly the entire block in
which his new villa is situated, the price nald for
the Brvce estate b*ing $65.Qf>0. Mr. Morse will prob
ably remove the villa on th« Brycc estate, and by
the opening of next season the lot will b<* con
verted into a magnificent lawn, which will set off
the n*w villa, which requires greater space to show
off to advantage its odd and attractive archi
7.V THE 9EBKSBIBES.
OUTDOOR SPORTS AFTER THE RAINY
WEATHER— GO TO
I>nox, Mass.. Aug. 2 (Special).— Mrs. John E.
Parsons's entertainment for the children of Lenox,
Lee'and Lenoxdale on Thursday afternoon was the
most interest'ng event of the week, and brought
out most of tbe women of the cottages to the after
noon event in Sedgwick Hall. For some years Mrs.
Parsons, assisted by the Misses Parsons, has been
conducting summer sewing schools in the villages
and stimulating Interest by the offer of prizes for
the most improvement. Thursday afternoon over
three hundred children gathered in the hall and
were highly entertained. Refreshments were served
to the classes, and Mrs. Parsons and assistants dis
tributed the prizes.
Outdoor f-vents have bf^n greatly indulged In
this week after weeks of rainy weather. The Mack
bass fishing, which is now at Its height, attracts
parties morning and afternoon to Lake Mahkeenac.
which is one of the best black bass fishing grounds
in Massachusetts. Many large fish hay* been taken
out this w<>ek. and the fishing will be excellent
for several weeks to come.
There have been a number of departures for the
seashore this week. Annually In midsummer many
of the cottagers go to the shore resorts for the
gayetlea there, returning by early September. Mr.
and Mrs. George O. Haven and Miss Marlon Haven
left on Tuesday. Charles Lanier will start next
week for a yachting trip along the Atlantic sea
cpast. Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher M. Adams start next
week for Bar Harbor.
Mrs. Richard C. Dixey has Miss Kittle Bullard.
of Boston, as her guest.
Mrs- Alexander Nimrlck. of Pittsburg. a sister of
Mra. Andrew Carnegie, has arrived at the Hotel
A:-j ■inwall for the season.
There was an interesting dance at the Stock
bridge Casino on Tuesday evening, which brought
out all of the young people of the cottag'-s and the
guests of the hotel. The Casino was hung in wild
field flowers, and made a very pretty sight. Women
of the entertainment committee furnished refresh
:r -' ■*■ ,_ ._
Mrs* William E. Doane, who has been In Europe
for several months, will sail for this country on
Monday, and will open her cottage here shortly
after her arrival, t ' _„,,,'
■Dr. Arthur La wrenc* and eon, William Lawrence,
EnEW-YUKE: DATUY TKIBUJNE, SUISIJAY. SVWU^T 3. 190 Z.
sailed this week for Europe, where they will travel
until October 10. During the absence of Dr. Law
rence the Rev. C. J. Sniffln wil have charge of
Mr. Buhler, of New -York, gave a recital of
"Enoch Arden." by Tennyson, with music by Rich
ard Strauss, at the Casino this evening.
The Stockbridpe Socit-ty for the Protection of
Highways has appealed from the action of the
Board of Selectmen, in granting a franchise for a
trolley road in Main-st, to the Board of State
Railway Commissioners, who will give a hearing.
Miss Kate Thompson, of New-York, gave a lit
erary talk on Tuesday at the residence of Mrs. Mat
thew D. Field, in East Main-st. On Monday even
ine Mrs. Thompson will give a lecture in the home
of Mrs. Frederick Crowinshield.
The Board of Assessor* has fixed the value of
St->ckbrldgre real estate at $2,616,270. Personal prop
erty is valued at JSTj.Oft': The New-York cottagers
pay more than sevMj-piefhths of the taxes.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Weatherbce. of New-
York, have arrived at the Hotel AspinwalJ. Mr.
Weathertiee is the proprietor of the Hotel Buck
inaham. New- York.
Justice Ernest tall, of the New-York Supreme
Court, and Miss Hall arrived he.-c this week, and
will remain until September.
Gener.-l and Mrs. F. S. Winston, of Chicago, are
at the hotel. General Winston was formerly Min
ister to Turkey.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Selfridge. of Chicago, on a
driving trip throuph the Berkshlres. have arrived
in Lenox for a week's «=tay.
Among the arrivais this week are Mrs. A. K.
Weaver. Brooklyn: Mr. and Mrs. William Shilli
ber. New-York: James G. Dudley. Chicago: Mrs. C.
If. Wyckoff, Miss P. R. Bercen. Brooklyn: Mrs. C.
Wood!>ridp-?. New-Brunswick; Weeks A. Weather
bee. New-York: Amos Stewart. Pittsburgh. Horace
T. Stearling. Bethlehem, Perm.
Since the middle of July, when the weekly hops
began at Maplewood, the popular Pittsfteld resort
has been tilled with guests. Manlewood la the
starting out place for the famous coaching parties
which start semi-weekly for Stockbridge and the
Lebanon Valley, and which are said to have the
finest coaching traps in New-England. The Leba
non Shakers interest the summer guests, and their
finely cultivated farms are wortn a day's visit.
Among the guests at the Maplewood are General
and Mrs Rufus Saxton, of Washington.
Mrs William Pollock, of New- York, has closed
her country place. Holmesdale. and has gone co
Bar Harbor for August.
Winthrop Murray Crane. Jr.. son of Governor
Crane, and a party of his friends are in camp at
Pe.-u Hill. In the party are cnaries K. Crane.
James W. Hagar, Miss Elizabeth Crane. Miss Julia
Rockwell, Oliver Root. Miss Ethel Eaton. Miss
Mollie Gamwell. Arthur j. Mills. Miss Ara est.
Miss Nannie Peirson and Miss Etta L. Smith.
Mr and Mrs. Peter Doelger. of New-York, have
the Pomenry cottage for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sedgwirk. of New-York,
have again teased the Nunnery from Miss Burler.
and will arrive next wwk for the fall season.
Edward M. Tea 11 and Mrs. Sarah Toall Perry, of
Chicago, arf among this weeks arrivals. They will
remain until November.
The Steckferidge Tennis Club has arranged a
series of home and home games with the 9 rea j
Barrington Club. The first match will be played
here on Ausust 15.
THE WEEK AT MANCHESTER.
COOL WEATHER AND GOLF THE LEADING
FEATURES-OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST.
Manchester. Vt. Aug. 2 (Special).— week
here has been delightfully cool and invigorating.
Bright skies and light breezes have made the
weather ideal for every form of recreation. All r»f
thf- hotels and boarding houses are beginning to fer-l
the annual August rush, and rooms for the month
are at a premium. The patronage this season up to
the present time has eclipsed that of all previous
Percival W. Clement, the license local option can
didate for Governor of Vermont, made his first ad
dress since his nomination at the Opera Hou*e here
Wednesday evening. The guests and cottagers are
evincing great interest in the political issues of the
campaign now in progress in this State, and many
of them are wearing Clement buttons.
The women of the Ekwaaok Country Clu"b gave
a tea at the clubhouse this afternoon. U was well
attended by the hotel and cottage contingents.
The weekly ball was held at Music Hall this even
ing. A large number of the visitors here were
Several guests who are spending the season at
the Equinox House have gone to Saratoga for a
week to attend the races.
Judge Charles L- Lambert, of New-York City, Is
a guest at the Equinox House.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston and daughter, of
New-York City, are at the Equinox House for the
season. Mr. Johnston Is a member of the Ardsley
Golf Club, and Is an. annual visitor at Palm Beach.
A ping pong table hat* been placed at "The Spa"
this week. Thi« is one of the coolest places at the
resort, and is a favorite place of amusement.
H. M. Sill, of Philadelphia, is doing some great
fishing here this season. He has brought In several
exceptionally large catches A guide and fisher
man is stationed at the Equinox Pond. This is an
innovation, and is greatly appreciated by the lovers
of the sport.
Automobiling is truly a pleasure here. There has
been none of the trouble with the authorities and
people that has marked the introduction of the
machine in several of the resorts. This is in a
large measure due to the care taken by the chauf
feurs and the attempts of the ownera to educate
the horses. The roads, too, are in excellent condi
tion, owing to the heavy rainfall last month. H. M.
Sill, of Philadelphia, and Charles N. Fowler, Jr., of
Elisabeth. N. J.. have automobiles here. George
H. Teacher, of Albany, is having a machine con
structed ft his foundry which will embody all of
the latest improvements in automobile construc
tion. Ha expects to have it completed by next
Charles S. Francis. United States Ambassador to
Greece, and family, of Troy. N. V., have left Man
chester, and will sail for Athens this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan Dunn, of New-York
City, have been spending the week at the Equinox
House. Among the other well known metropolitan
golfers now playing on the Ekwunok links here
may be noted Findlay S. Douglas, Craig M. Hamil
ton Miss Tappin N. G. Cannon, Allen Kennaday,
T. T. Reid. G. A. Van Duhan, C. T. Tappin and
H. R. Sweny.
The Ekwanok team, which won from Mount An
thony here Saturday by the overwhelming score of
41 to lit. stiff' red the first defeat at, the season In
the return match played at Btnnington on Monday.
The score was is to 18. ,
An o,en handicap mixed foursomes tournament
began on the course Wednesday for handsome
cups presented by A. W. Black, of Pittsbarg. Perm.
There were also prizes for the best gross score
made in the qualifying round. The nrst eignt
continued in match play. .
A match was played here this morning witn tne
Island City Golf Club, of Troy. N. Y.
The open handicap competition for the Taconic
Cup and prizes presented by Edward C. Orvis,
manager of the Equinox House, will be played on
Wednesday. Thursday and Friday of next week.
The qualifying round of eighteen holes will be
played on Wednesday, the first sixteen to qualify
for match play for the Taconic Cup, and the second
Sixteen for match play for the Consolation Cup.
A prize will be given fur the best gross score made
in this round. An op>±n handicap will be held on
Friday, the last day of play. There will be prizes
for the lowest gross and the lowest net scores.
The principal open tournament of the year here
will be that for the former President Isham Cup.
This will be played on August 14. 15 and 16. A
handsome replica cup will be given to the winner
this season, and he will also have his name en
graved upon the original trophy. This tournament
has attracted a large number of the crack metro
politan golfers, and the we*>k will undoubtedly s<-<5
some of the best golf ever played on the local links.
The week following the open tournament, the
competition for the handsome new President's Cup.
presented by George H. Thacher. of Albany, will
The following New-Yorkers have arrived at the
Equinox House this week: J. M. Llchtenauer, Mrs.
G. S. Rainsford. Miss Rainsford, Miss Dean, Miss
Wakeman. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. K>lley. Heien W.
Kelley. Albert Keliey. Jr.. Miss Jewell, Mr. and
Mrs W. W. Burton. F. S. Wheeler. Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Dunn. Chester Griswold. James C. Colgate,
Mrs. T. M. Turner. E. P. Billiard. Miss I*. F. An-
THE LIBRARY, CANONCHET.
drews, Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Mackie. Dr. J. P. Mc-
Gowan, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Deshon. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson,
Miss J. B. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. S. Dana
CROWDS AT CAPE MAT.
SOCIAL ACTIVITY AT ITS HEIGHT—VISIT
ORS ON EXCURSION TRIPS.
Cape May. N. J.. Aug. 2 (Special).— Great crowds
have visited Cape May the present week, and those
who have come, added to those who were already
here, have brought about a condition of QQCUI life,
which has raised the tension of social activity to
the point which it has never reached in the past.
By all odds the greatest night of the summer sea
son will be reached this evening, and from now on
for the next three weeks Capo May will undt-rgo as
lively a season and as crowded a period as w;t3
ever known In its history.
The excursions by the merchants' associations of
New- York and. Philadelphia for the benefit of thtj
buyers in the South and West have had their effect
upon the resort, because of many business men of
the country who have taken advantage of the op
portunity of low rates and stopover privileges to
bring their wives and friends to the shore for a
few weeks' outing, and Thursday of last week and
Thursday of this week saw great numbers of tht-.-<e
visitors come to enjoy the cool sea breezes which
have prevailed, and which were a welcome con
trast to the heat which has burdened the Inland
for the last few days.
No matter where the visitor goes, whether on the
beach, about the hotels, in the adjoining sounds,
on the golf links, along the board walk or the
other places of amusement, there can be found
crowds of visitors with small sized colonies from
the place from which he comes. That is, if h«
came from any of the large cities, like New- York.
Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington. Baltimore,
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville, Chi
cago, Kansas City or New-Orleans.
Next week the, match plays between teams from
the Women's Association of the Cape May Golf
Club and the teams from the association of other
clubs in various parts of the country will begin.
The Cape May club ha»sent out a general challenge
to the women's associations in the United States
offering to play teams for handsome prizes, and as
a consequence several have accepted the chal
lenge, and until the end of August some interesting
contests may be looked for.
Mr. and Mrs. George I. Thurston and Miss
Thurston, of Buffalo, are here for the summer.
Judge Samuel W. Pennypacker. of Philadelphia,
the Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsyl
vania, was among Sunday visitors to the shore.
Lieutenant Charles M. McCarteney. U. S. N..
and family are here for the remainder of the
summer. < , m -■_ ■ -..'
Mrs. Edward Osgood Richards, of isew-i'ork.
chaperoned over last Sunday a house party at the
cottage, of Charles C. Pinckney Norris, who is at
present in Europe, with his bnae, on their honey
moon. In the party were Miss Katharine Smith, of
New-York, and Miss Mignon Shannon, or New-
John F. Betz; the Philadelphia brewer, is enter
tainLajr the Countess Baroldingen. of Stuttgart,
Germany. who has been here all summer with her
Miss Nellie G. Stoltz. of Mount Vernon. ML V ..
has joined Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stoltz at their cot
Mr and Mrs. Thomas Walsh, of Newark. N. J..
are enjoying their summer vacation here.
Those who have come from New-York -luring the
week are Mrs. J. J. Lake. 1.. A. R. Swift. C Smith.
William Trampe, William Bidiiie. J. M. Richards.
Mr and Mrs. M Stoell, R. Miner. Adolp'n Julius.
W H Parhuss. Charles Brest. Mr. and Mrs. R • .<
ert Meade Smith. Miss Lizzt- Topping. W. P. Baker,
Mr and Mrs. George I. Thiyrston. Miss Thurston,
Kenneth B. Thurston. F. W. Miller. Ira Schreib^r.
J H Moore. Robert P. Bell. Mrs. Litton L. Lewis.
Miss T. Fulton. Charles E. Mitchell. William Choi
man Miss Frances Bulwer. James G. G. Ross.
Charles Bohmer. Miss Frances Bubona. Miss S.
Fulton. William J. Fulton. M. Dolahay, Charles
Bohm and Mrs. R. Muir.
DINNERS AT BAR HARBOR.
THE CHIEF FORM OF ENTERTAIN
Bar Harbor. Me.. Aug. 3 (Special).— The arrival
of August justifies itself. Society is one mad, din
ner giving company. There have been few dances
as yet, a few musicals inrl a scattering of recep
tions. It has all been dinner entertainments. The
ball at the Malvern and the dance at Kcbo were
the only varied occasions of the week. The ar
rival of middle season visitors has been notably
large. The hotels announce an unusually large
ri-sh. and it has become a rather general thing for
people to take cottages for the season and occupy
them only in August. Mrs. Henry F. Dimock
came this week and opened the Canary cottage.
Next to the Dimocks the Dutch cottage was opened
by Mr. and Mrs. Kdwin Gould, who came down on
Tuesday in their yacht. William C. Whitney came
on Saturday to join his daughter at Devilstone. He
went away again on Tuesday, but expects to re
turn to the Horse Show.
The announcement of dates for August indicates
tl at the Pot and Kettle Club will be the scene of
a large number of affairs. In other years the Pot
and Kettle has been rather restricted to stag par
ties, but the governors have wisely concluded that
general entertainment would make the club more
popular. Mrs. Antonio Stewart will give a dance
there on the 14th, and on the 23d Mrs. S. Megargee
Wright and Mrs. William Lawrence Green will
give a dinner and dance. Mrs. Herbert Parsons.
Mrs. Edgar Scott and Oaptain Bush will entertain
there. Mrs. Dimock is to have a large affair at
Kebo. as are Mrs. Cassatt and Mrs. Hinkle. The
Malvern comes in for its share. Mrs. Gerard. Mrs.
H. If. Sears. Mrs. Pinchot and Mrsi Gould are to
give large affairs there.
The dinner dance at Kebo showed the tenor of
the August season. It was crowded, and the din
ner parties were gay. Those who entertained were
Mrs. T. G. Condon, Mrs. J. F. Sullivan, Mrs. Green,
W. Butler Duncan. John Hone. Mrs. Sullivatt's
guests were Baron Frankenstein, Miss Thomas.
Miss Taylor, Miss Gurnee, Miss N. TayloF, Mr.
Sears, Mr. Pulitzer. Henry Goodrlek and Mr. Ben
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. 9ears gave a dinner
previous to the Kebo dance at the Malvern. The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. Y. Stewart, Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Scott. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Amory.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence Green, Mrs. James
Potter, Miss Edwards, Miss Andrews, Sumner
Gerard. Mr. Peabodv and Philip Stewart.
Mrs. C. Francis Winthrop, of New-York, gave the
first musical of the season on Thursday evening
at Sunnyside, Among the guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mrs.
Honorlna Vail, Mrs. Frederic Pearson, Mr. and
Mrs. S. W. Bridijham, Major McCauley. Charles
How. J. B. Henderson, Casimir Moore an.l Mr.
Mrs. Susan Green entertained at dinner Wednes
day. The guests were Mrs. Charles E. Green. M-.ss
Louise Hollins, Miss Edith Hollins, Mlss Hester
Hone, Miss R.hoda Emlen Smith, Edwin Dviiby,
Grant Douglas, Russell Auchincloss, Mr. Potter
and Count yon Warteiislaben.
Mrs. Roland Redmond, of New-York, gave a
. luncheon Thursday at the Malvern in honor of her j
niece. Miss Livingston. The guests were Mrs. N.
Carey Lee. Miss Sylvia Fox, Miss Hoffman, Miss ;
Edwards, Miss Phipps and Miss Hone.
Bridge has taken more hold here this summer I
than ever before. The large tournament given at '
the Newport Friday was attended by all of the
enthusiasts here. Among the players were Miss
Van Rensselaer. Miss wox, Mrs. A. Y. Stewart.
Misy Draper. Miss Seely. Mrs,. R. 11. Gallatin, Mrs.
W L. Green, Mrs. B. M. Wright, the Misses Gur- ;
nee. Miss Bend and Mrs. Winthrop.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hall MeCorraick entertained at
dinner on Friday nieht. The guests were Mr. and j
Mrs. J. J. Emery, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wads
worth. Count Cassini. Count Frankenstein. Mr.
and Mrs. T. G. Condon. Mrs. Platt-Hunt. Miss Mc-
Cormick. J. B. Henderson and J..hn In.iiis.
The yachting fever grows apace The weekly
contests ate being fought out with determination
worthy of bigger game. Edgar Scott's string of
victories was hroken on Saturday l>y H. M. Sears. '■
with his Crowninshield boat, the Bogey. The Her- i
resaoff boat Tiger was second.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Fabbri entertained at dinner
on Friday i:i»<ht. The gueats were Mr. and Mrs. :
George W. Vjiaderbilt. Mr. and Mrs. R. Horace
Gallatin. Mrs. Fabbri. sr., the Marchese Guada^in. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Scott, Charles How and Miss ;
Th« Pynes arrived on Sunday. They have taken
the Geranium cottage. Mr. and Mrs. M. Taylor
Pyne. R. L. Pyne and M. Taylor Pyne. jr.. were in
the party. Alexander Armstrong is visiting them.
The arrangements for the horse show are well
under way. The premium list has been issued and
judges and committees appointed. There are forty
two classes, besides a number of special classes.
Several new classes have been added, principally for
park exhibit. Colonel E. Morrell has been elected
president of the association, and Herbert Jaques
secretary. Judges for trotters and roadsters will
be William M. Roberts. E. H. Creeley and T. F.
Moran; horses and pooiss in harness. Clarence
Moore and Edward Browning: saddle and jumping
horses John C- Groome and Clarence Moore: judges
of running races. Dr. Guy- \\hitlrig Captain
Thomas Bush and Edward Morrell; jumping class.
Charles E. Mather and W. Plunkett Stewart;
starter, S. Megargee Wright. -
The ball at the Malvern on Wednesday night was
preceded, as usual, by a number of large dinners. ,
Bartlett Tripp. formerly connected with the United
States Embassy to St. Petersburg, is at the New- |
''fj' Willett Van Nest, of New-York, is at the Mal
vern for the summer. Other prominent arrivals to
com« there this week were G. E. Phelps and Car-
N<:w-Yorkers have captured Grindstone. What
N ■« -Yorkers have captured Grindstone. U hat
once was a colony of Philadelphians is now given
up to Gothamites. Mrs. George North and the
Mlsaes North are at the Inn. Mr. and Mrs Will
iam H. Bliss. of New-York, have opened their cot
tage at Grindstone for the summer Robert Bliss
who has been in Porto Rico during the winter, will
visit them in August. Mr. ami Mrs. \V illiam L.
Gardner, of New-York, are at the Inn. Other New-
Yorkers who have recently arrived are Mrs. E. H.
Brown. Mrs. \V. A. Gardner. Mrs. James \\ . Stew
ard and George B. Perkins. Miss Faith Moore has
arrived at the Moore cottage, Far-from-the-WolC
AT NARRA'iANSETP PIER,
MUCH LIFE AND ACTIVITY PREVAILING
-rOLO ENTRIES CLOSED PREPARA
TORY TO TOURNAMENT.
Narragansett Pier. R. 1.. Aug. 2 (Special.)—
month wiil show most conclusively to the critics of
the Pier that there is still life in the famous old
re-ort. and that society is as ready as ever to honor
its festal occasions with its presence. Hotels,
beach, "gardens and clubhouse will resound with
the cheer and life of old times.
Broadmoor. on Boston Neck Road, has been
opened by J. A. Locke and family, of East Orange,
for the season.
Count de Costigiall. of Paris, has been one of the
distinguished visitors of the last week, entertaining
and being entertained.
The yacht Wivyl, owned by W. M. Ivins, of Naw-
York. has been anchored off Ocean Road. C. E.
Rector and party on the yacht La Barbara have
also been Pier visitors. The yacht Kismet, with.
Captain and Mrs. F. S. 3mithers and Mr. and lira.
Kunhardt. of New-York, aboard, stopped, on Fri
day, and then continued on to Newport.
A dinner was given last Saturday evening at the
Mathewson by Mr. and Mr 3. H. B. Kane, when
Baron de Meryennet and Count de Ca3tisiali w«re
the guests of honor.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Collier spent the first
few hours of their honeymoon at Canonchet, the
home of Mr. Collier's father.
The polo entries closed July 31, and the tourna
ment is on from August U to 20. There are to b©
three events— the Narragansett cups, open to teama
of four, under the existing handicap; the Rhode
Island cups, open to teams whose handicap does
not exceed sixteen goals and no individual handicap
exceeding rive goals, and the Point Judith cup. fiat.
In the golf tournament last week Horace Wylio
won the president's cup. J. W. Lockett yon in
the medal play. 88 gross and 80 net. There waa
little interest taken In the tournament.
Santos-Dumont. the Brazilian Inventor of air
ships, has been at the Pier the last week for a short
stay. '.- .
The Sunday evening dinners at the Little Ca4i:»o
are proving popular, last week thirty-aye dininf.
Among those who entertained were Mrs. Frank
Ellis, a party of eight; Sherlock Swan, a party oC
six, and Mr. Langhorne, a party of four.
Bernard M. Baker, president of the Atlantic
Transport Line, with his family, are at th-j Im
perial. P. T. Brown, president of the Toledo and
Findlay Railroad, is at the Revere, with hla
The talk of the week has been almost entirely cf
the horse show, and its success has been assured
for some time.
The Chief of Police has returned a clean bill Of
health to the Town Council, declaring that b«* bad
visited all the saloons and found no gambling Im
plements of any kind.
New- York arrivals:
Mathewson— Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Taylor. Herbert
P. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kitz. J. Seaver
Page. Mr. arU Mrs. Munroe Crane. Mr. and Mrs.
Albert R. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. U J. Manx. B. Manx.
Miss Maloney, John J. O'Brien. Wilson Warren.
Mr. and Mrs. "Winslow Warren, Mr. and Hrs. 3. W.
Eirich. Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Van Buren, Mr. ud
Mrs. D. C. Webb, Ernest Hubbard. Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Stewart. Mrs. F. W. Brooks. Franklin
Brooks. Mrs. L. Courtenaye O'Donnell. Miss O'Don
nell. Miss A. B. Favy, T. Goodwin, George Keisier
and Mr. and Mrs A. W. Lubin.
Imperial— Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Depew. William T.
Wescott, H. J. Hayne, E. P. Smith, Percival Kuhne,
F. C. Dibbs. Emory S. Lyon. F. O. Beach. F. S.
Beecroft, Mrs. J. M. Hart. Mr. and Mrs. William
Lummis. Miss Maguire and C. N. Vigneron.
Gladstone— G. B. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Eckels, jr., H. G. Julian, Mrs. E. G. Dupont, H. R,
Clarkson and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Parker.
Burnside— J. Nolan, Mrs. B. B. Dexter,
Henry T. Keyser, R. M. Peters, Misa M. E. Able,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Austin. Sarah JI- Bodwell, E.
L. Geuth and Mrs. S- A. Felton.
Metatoxet— W. W. Phillips, Miss Payne Feather
stone. Baroness yon Holz, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
White. Miss Elsi* Mertz, Miss Sybilla Mertz, G.
Gregory. Dr. B. A Burns, H. M. Roberta and F. M.
Atlantic— Frank P. Tenney. Mrs. J. B. Melville.
Mrs. F. B. Marshall. C. S. Vaughn and Mrs. Rob
ert B. Bach.
AT UAGXOLIJL BEACB.
Magnolia Beach, Aug. 2 (Special).— A ping pong
tournament, dancing and boating and the varied
rounds of daily amusements have filled the days
of this week to overflowing. A morning on tha
water spent la skimming over ths waves in the
trig littla yacht Princess is one of the chief
amusements of the summer residents— of those, at
least, at the New Magnolia — the boat being char
tered by Mr. Hodgdon for the amusement of his
Nowhere are there bolder cliffs than here, nor
finer homes than those that nestle among the rocks
or along the shore drives, and nowhere are they
seen to better advantage than in sailing by them.
On the way to- Gloucester one passes the reef of
Norman's Woe, made famous by Longfellow in,
his "Wreck of the Hesperus"; also Pape's Chasm
and the flume, and from Magnolia down to Swamp
scott one gets a view of Cooiidge Point, with its
crowning glory, the handsome home of T. Jefferson
Cooiidge. Then comes Crow Island, the estate o*
Mr. Curtis; then Eagle Head, the fine place of Sen
ator MoMlilin, and so on till Marblehead 13
reached, and then on to Swampscott, passing the
harbor of Marblehead Neck, bopiered b;- handsome
clubhouses and filled with beautiful yachts. A
merry party goes out in the Princess every morn
ing, and perhaps again in the afternoon if the day-
Is fine. Ping pong has more than monopolized the
usual time given to it. for a tournament was start
ed on Thursday evening at the New Magnolia, and
crowds came to witness the game, and enthusiasm
waxed hish among the contestants. The finals will
b« played next week.
The third dance of the season was In every way
a complete success. A boom of cannon and tha
burning of red fire announced that the dance waa
about to begin. The ballroom was soon filled with
a merry throng of dancers. Among 1 the New-
Yorkers present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burn
ham Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cobb, Mrs. A. D. Hatch.
J H. Calfelt, W. F. Lyons. Mrs. M. A. Taimage.
Scott Talmage H. S. Bradstreet, H. J. Luce. Mrs.
D Neville. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Furnald, Mr. and,
Mrs. William I. Wardwell. Miss Helen Melville,
Miss McNally. Miss Givnn. F. A. Lawrence. Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Hawkins. Mrs. Daniel T. Merrit*
and Mrs. N. Lyon.
AMONG TEE DVTCBESS BILLS. « ' )
Pawling. N- V.. Aug. 2 (Special)-— For a seasoij
of pleasure, all roads lead to tre Dutcher House,
where there is a happy gathering of reflned peopla
who have been enjoying, since the opening of tha
season on May I. not only the comforts and con-*
ve.nien.ces of a home, but a series ot outdoor an<s
indoor sports and pastimes.
A golf handicap is In progress to-day, for whlchi
the entries are: AL Frank Meehan. Charles Mar
i shall, the Rev. Dr. D. J. McMillan. C. H. Hyde.
Howard Horton. R- C. Loveridge. Harry A.
Holmes, jr.. the. Rev. J. Havergal Sheppard, J. C.
Taylor, Edward E. Poor. John Akea Branch, J.
Gerow D.utcher. Ned Poor and C. L. Lo-wther.
A dinner party was given at Hlllcrest i>y Mrs.
Isabella Patterson on Friday evening. At tha
table were Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Demmlng; Mrs. E.
J Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. 11. Patterson Cornwall.
Miss Louise Birdsall, Mrs. A. Stuart Patterson
and Towner Kent.
The excitement amons tae spectators at tea
Dutcher House tennis tournament on Wednesday
was- at high pitch, when Miss Mildred Warner
faced Hirry A. Holmes, jr.. ixi the final round for
the silver cup. It was a. close contest from start
to finish, ana was won by Mr. Holmes with a ac*ra>
°Vnam"ter of New- York Speedway's horses ar«
entered tor the trottin? and pacing meeting: n*xt
week at the Hudson River Driving Park, at
Pou-hkeepsie, amonsr them belns Frederick Diets
Bess'e Bo P nehiU (2:06). A.. R Gwatnm»y's Louis*
Mjic i2:OWhJ and Tudor Chimes i2;U>. W. H- tony
der« York Boy (2:Wt) and Edgar Brock's Princess
Derby and Toledo BelL Hotel guests are oi—
'"xmefn^^th^new^arrivals at the Dutcher Housa
\mor." the new arrivals at the Duteher House,
are Mr' and Mrs. Howard Morton, Thomas Par
ish Mr and Mrs. Henry Lewis Morris., Miss
Eleanor Morris. W. H. Sheffield. C. H. H. Beaka.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hopkins. William Bennett. F.
R Boocock. Mr. and Jdrs. J. C. Taylor. B. B.
Bowen. J. William Kaiser. Mrs. Arthur Bro\«rn. A.
S Rehbein J. Barnum. Miss K. Anselique Monjo,
j' L Elliott. William H. Barker. Miss Eleanor A.
Brown J. M. Boyce. F. C. Lazano. Mr. and Mrs.
C H Hyde. F. O. Smith. E. B. Lewis. Miss Estella
j' Brown, W. C. Hibbard.. George O. Scheerer. Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Smith. John B. Wierck Miss
Edythe Brown, S. B. Church. Dr. and Mrs. Cook.
H J. Hillman. W. E. Dowd. jr.. Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Miller Edward E. Poor Miss P. A. PW. E.Gil
bert Schermerhorn, L. Grey. Dr. R- G. Schuel.
Charles L. Marshall. Mrs. M. G. Runk. Edward
Tiffany. W. C. Russell. James G. Van K«ur«n, Mrs.
J. N. Kaiser. F. V. Snyder. Irving Shear^Mr. and
Mrs. S. F. Stockham. B. M. Ross, F. W. Clark. Mr
and Mrs. Daniel M-ison. illiam R. \>e9t. Mr. and
Mrs. C. Turner and William Mitchell.
ITSLISyS J-Y ARGENTINA.
From The Buenos Ayres Herald.
We have no immigration from the north of lh>
rope. All attempts to secure it have lai!-i. for rea
sons which are not dlfilcult to understand. Immi
grants from the North of Europe do not r. In well
with the conditions here. The Irish colonial the
American colonists, the Welsh colonists and tha
Mennonite colonists have all shown that this kind
of immigration on any large scale does not prosper,
while the Italian does. H« is industrious, ha ti sav
ing, he is a hard worker, he is a peaceable, man. he>
is modest in his demands on the country, he is a
family man, and while he may be Ignorant, he
wants bis children to have an education, and h* af
filiates with the native Argentine and identifies
himself with the country as no one from the Not to.
of Europe doea. \