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Largest Summer Retort Journal in New England
Published Every
Thursday Afternoon
From June to September and on the Last Thursday in Each Month
from October to May
CROWLEY LUNT, Editors and Publishers
Office, 146 Middle Street. Portland, Maine
TERMS
One Year, $1.00; Sammer Season, SOc; Single Copy, 5c
ADVERTISING RATES
|1.00 per inch first week; additional insertions at reduced rates. Reading Notices, ,
15 cents per line. A postal brings our advertising man
Advertisers desiring changes must send in copy on or before Monday preceding
day of publication to insure insertion.
Iota—Hotels and Boarding Houses in the Bay contracting for four or more inches
If space per issue for displayed advertising, have the privilege of vreekly inscr
Jon of guests' names under the classification of Register of Tourists, free of charge.
THUR8DAY, AUGUST 8, 1907.
MINIATURE ALMANAC
Week of August 8 to August 14.
Sun Length High Tide
Day Rises Sets of Day Morn Eve
8 4.44 7.00 14.14 10.48 10.48
9 4.45 6.59 14.12 11.18 11.23
10 4.47 6.58 14.09 11.48 11.4S
11 4.48 6.56 14.07 12.03 12.33
12 4.49 6.55 14.05 12.4S 1.03
13 4.50 6.54 14.03 1.33 1.48
14 4.51 6.53 14.01 2.03 2.33
SHALL WE WALK THE PLANK?
Although this heading savors of
piratical lore, the reference is not to
Robert Kidd or any of his merry
men, but rather to a more practical
and everyday matter. Visitors and
summer guests at Chebeague (as well
as all other sections of this beautiful
Bay) may be divided into two classes
—first, those who bathe or otherwise
disport themselves in the bright
waters of the bay, and secondly, those
who for various reasons do not care
to go into the water, but do love to
stroll along the beaches, and breathe
the salty air in close proximity to old
ocean. It is for these, that is to say
all these summer friends, that we
ofTer this thought. The beach at Ham
ilton's. at the eastern end of Che
beague, may fairly be said to be the
most popular and, on the whole, the
handiest bathing beach on the island
—taking into consideration its near
ness to the centers of our summer
population. A common objection to
the more sandy and flat beaches
of the South. Shore of New Eng
land is the inconvenience one meets
in walking, and the uncomfortable
sifting of sand into one's shoes—
especially the high-heeled, low-cnt
style worn by the American yonng
woman at the present time. We
know of but one remedy for this in
convenience—and that is a plank
walk, properly constructed. Not only
would such a structure, placed at the
bathing beach Just referred to, stretch
ing say from the new wharf westerly
to the other end of the beach proper,
be a great relief to the tender feet
and feelings of many, but it would
also afford to all the opportunity of
taking many a "constitutional" along
the shore, with comfort and enjoy
ment—and moreover would equip us
with a neat structure, pleasing to the
eye, and, therefore, an added attrac
tion to tourists.
THE IDEAL "BEE WOMAN."
How She Would Manage Her Colo
niea of Busy Worker*—Htr
Attribute*.
"In tbla day, when ao many doors
are opening to women, I am surprised
that ao few adopt beekeeping a* a
means of support," says a woman bee
keeper. "A 'bee woman' who would
aucceed must have lota of energy and
pash, and, above all, must not be eas
ily discouraged. She must be willing
to work hard, and often early and
late during part of the year. Further
more, ahe must have come under the
fascinating spell which the 'busy bee'
aeema to have such power to throw
over those who aeek to know her mys
teries.
"As beekeeper she must have a good
degree of health ad vigor, especially
# if ahe worka without an aaalatant, be
cause there Is of necessity much lift
Ing, and often many boura upon the
feet. Yet it Is surprising how much
hard work one can endure In the open
air when one's interest is thoroughly
enlisted. There Is probably no more
healthful occupation, and for those
broken In health from mental over
work or close confinement Indoors the
buatneaa la Ideal.
"It la not neceaeary that a woman
abould have no fear of bees on the
•tart In order to become a successful
apiarist. Such fear, of course, must
be overcome rapidly or prove an in
convenient obstacle; but experience
shows that acquaintance rarely faila
to establish relationships of the most
pleasant character between the busy
little hooey makers and their owner*.
To be sure, there are the stings, and ,
one muat make up her mind to re
ceive them occasionally as gracefully
aa possible Fortunately the human
system soon becomes Immune to the
poison, and beyond a momentary on
pleasantness the beekeeper takes lit
tle notice of the matter. Occasionally
a person falls to win Immunity from
suffering, and even flnda It dangerous
to risk being stung. Such persons
should give up all thought of bee
keeping.
"The ideal bee woman will be will
ing to go slowly—very slowly—at first
The tendency is to want to rush things
and begin with a large number of colo
nies when one knows nothing what
ever about the business. Two or
three colonies are enough at first. If
she succeeds with these, she can eas
ily increase the number, and if she
fails, her loss will be great enough.
It is safe advice to urge the beginner
to keep out of debt as nearly as possi
hle. After the first investment for
two or three colonies it is better to
make the apiary pay its way as nearly
as possible.
"From the nature of things—the va
riableness of the season, the varied
honey flow, etc.—beekeeping always
must be an uncertain business, and.
therefore, it is not well to depend en
tirely upon it for a living. A good
way is to combine poultry raising and
fruitgrowing with it. Women are
adepts in both of these lines, and a
few stands of bees will add materially
to the income and not demand too
large a part of one's time. Then if the
season is poor, more attention can bo
given to poultry and less to bees, and
vice versa.
"The profits from beekeeping neces
sarily vary largely. Much depends
upon the knack of the beekeeper in
being able to get her colonies into
prime working order just at the light
time, and so manage her business as
to keep expenses down and to market
her honey advantageously. Iu Sal;
River, ArLz.. where conditions in many
respects are favorable, it is common
to hear experienced beekeepers claim
an average annual net Income of $3
and even $4 a colony.
"1 should urge one contemplating
bee-keeping to invest in one or more
good textbooks upon the subject and
subscribe to at least one reliable bee
journal. If this investment is made
for six months before the purchase of
the first bees and the intervening time
is faithfully spent in study, so much
the better."*
Negroes at Senator Morgan's Funeral.
A notable feature of the solemn
pot gathering which awaited the com
Ing of the funeral train was the
presence of a committee of fifty well
dressed and intelligent negro men of
Selma. The committee was collected
and arranged under the direction of
Professors Hudson and Clark, well
known negro teachers of Selma. In
their work they were given the
hearty co-operation of the negro i>eo
pie of Selma. and they had no diffl
culty In securing the attendance of
fifty of the leading negroes to pay
tribute to Senator Morgan.
The thoughtful act was appreciated
by the white citizens of Selma. and
the committee was given one of the
most Important places at the depot
and the members of the committee
with their negro friends were given
an excellent opportunity of gaslng
Into the face of the distinguished*
dead as the body Isy In state at the
church, and they were given a fine
position st the cemetery.
Acting under the suggestion of Hev.
W. H. Mixon, every negro in Selma
ceased his work for a few minutes at
112 o'clock In honor of Senator Mor
gan. This feature of the day in Sel
ma was favorably commented upon as
showing the relations between the
two races In Selma. perhaps »h«*
most typical black belt city of Ala
bama.—Montgomery Advertiser.
Employe* Would Abolish Tip*.
The International Society of Ho
tel and Restaurant Employes wants
to abolish the waiters' tip. This Is
true, because the national convention
of that society, now In session at the
Terrace Gardens, on Third avenue,
la going to knock out the tipping
system. If It has to resort to legisla
tion and take up all the convention's
time In doing It. Oscar Hahn of
Oenera, Oermany, baa come all the
way here for thla purpose alone.
Tips, he says, are the degradation of
waiters, snd self-respect drops like a
breaking plate of ham when any
waiter In America, Europe, or Aus
tralia takes a dime, a quarter or
more. The Idea of the International
society Is to abolish the 10, 25 and
60c. pass-outs all over the country
and fore* the hotel keepers and
restaurant owners to pay their wait
ers a corresponding Increase to wag
es.—New York American.
.. Jr...
"Disappearing ..
Monarch
• • • •
By Thomas Speed Mosby.
T Is noticeable that the early western travelers speak of the
grizzly as the "white bear." It is so described by Lewis
Y jkl and Clark, and James O. Pattie, narrating his father's ex*
1 Dp pedition in 1824, spoke of the great number and unusual
I ferocity of these "great white bears." So great were their
f numbers in that early day. that In a single day's journey
Pattie counted two hundred and twenty of them, eight of
which had attacked the party and were killed. This was
on September 15, 1824, while the party was passing through
the territory now occupied by Cheyenne County, Colorado. A few days later,
further south, the grizzlies became so numerous that twenty men were re
quired to guard the camp from their onslaughts each night. So much for the
* solitary" nature of the grizzly back in "the twenties." Writing of the period
of the early "forties," General Freemont, in his memoirs, speaks of having seen
great herds of these monsters feeding gregariously under the oaks of San
Bernardino, in California. Such testimony tends to show that the great
grizzly was not always the lone wanderer that we now know him to be, and
tends to show, moreover, that he once liked1 the valleys better than his pres
ent dreary and solitary abode. Indeed, the explorers of the West found him
qually at home in the parched fastnesses of the Grest Basin, in the fertile
valleys or among the ice-bound peaks. Whether feeding upon berries or bison,
herbs or human flesh, and everywhere, at all times, "monarch of all he sur
veyed."
But he is passing. In the places where, seventy-live years ago, two hun
dred of his powerful tribe could be counted in a day's Journey, he is now but
a tradition and a memory, and he is a lucky sportsman who gets one shot st
a grizzly in a lifetime. Driven to the inaccessible retreats of the mountains,
he is making his last stand against a race which has already robbed him of
those myriad herds of buffalo, antelope, and elk which were once his prey,
and from his icy summits where only the American eagle soars, in solitary
grandeur he looks down upon a hereditary dominion which is to be his no
more forever.
We have known him but a hundred years. Was there ever so mighty a
monarch with reign so brief? We cannot compute the exact rate at whlcn
he is disappearing (it is far easier to get at the mortuary statistics of his en
emies), but. as events go. it is likely that there will still be tigers in India
and lions in Africa long after the last echo of the grizzly's growl has died
among the peaks and precipices of his mountain home. But he will die as
he lived—die as becomes an American monarch—"the gamest of the came."—
Harper's Weekly.
.. The..
Lesson of the Reversal of
a Famous Precedent
Ey the Editor of "Judge.
HAT the Governor of North Carolina said to the Governor
W | of South Carolina has become a part of the imperishable hu
mor of the South. The singular thing about the renowned
laconiclsm is that, while in its origin it expressed the bibu
lous proclivities of two persons, it came to be applied even
tually to all who attained to executive honors in the Caro
linas, and, by implication, to the citizens represented by
them. In other words, not one in a million remembers what
particular governor of North Carolina said to a particular
governor of South Carolina that "it is a long time between drinks;" but the
great majority of the American people take it for granted that when a gover
nor of North Carolina meets a governor of South Carolina that remark punctu
ates and interpellates the conversation. Recently Governor Glenn of North
Carolina was Introduced to Governor Heyward of South Carolina by Governor
Woodruff of Connecticut, who remarked facetiously, "I expect the usual salu
tation." Governor Heyward was visibly embarrassed and responded, "I beg
your pardon, gentlemen, but I am a teetotaler." At this Governor Glenn was
visibly relieved, and quickly added, "Don't apologize, governor, for in that
we are both prohibitionists." Now, here are two governors of the convivial
states who expressly revoke the ancient laconiclsm and enact a new formula.
But here again is a further singular fact. The new enactment will never oe
known, while the ancient reputation will go on. Of course, in simple justice,
the cold water pronouncement of the two governors ought to go as far in es
tablishing a gubernatorial precedent and a state character as the earlier pro
nouncement went in establishing the opposite. But it won't. These two epi
sodes furnish an admirable starting point for all sorts of moralizing, both
grave and gay. Just now we are thinking how foolish prejudices begin <ind
survive in spite of and contrary to the truth. For example. It has not been
so many years since a world of romance revolved about our rich men, our
"Captains of Industry." Their initiative, their enterprise, their daring, result
ing in great achievements for themselves and the country, were the subject
of admiring comment and ecstatic contemplation. Of course, the romanticiz
ing about wealth was foolish, and for some years we suffered the evil conse
quences of the adoration of the golden calf. Of late, adoration in certain
quarters has turned to derision, and though wealth is worshipped as of old,
those who have it have in some sort come under a mysterious and virulent
condemnation. Presently we shall see, perhaps, that the later mood is as
foolish and fatuous as the former. Rich men were never the angels they
were pictured by a fawning press, and we venture to think they are not now
the sheer villains the raging muck-rakers would have us believe.
In Defense of the
Whisker
By Henry Underwood.
T la one of the most disquieting signs of the times that a
• world-wide conspiracy against whlskera la on foot. Let It
be the duty of as who realise the sterling virtues of the
whisker to check this treaaonable revolt. I bare read with
horror In the dally press that, beginning on May I, all con
ductors on the Burlington railroad system must be clean
shaven. 8urely no patriot will tolerate thia outrage.
Even now the waiters In all the hotela and reatanranta
In Parte are on atrike—noble heroea!—In order to reaaeert
and vindicate the aacred right of man to wear whiskers. My hand tremlblea with
pride while I write that theae brave souls have refaaed with acorn the offers
of the Ignoble proprietors to bribe them with higher pay If they will but wear
clean faces. What heart can fail to throb at the heroic reply of theae mar
tyre?
"Keep your paltry gold," they have cried. "We will live poorly, starve
if necessary, rather than lose one millimetre of whisker!**
All In vain did the treacherous Parisians persuad« the ingenuous Paul
Adam to pnblleh two columns of whisker-attack. Me says forsooth that the
smooth-shaven face of ancient Rome la becoming prevalent In America.
Is It, forsooth? Then let Americana tremble. For when the Romans be
came smooth shaven they decayed, degenerated, vanished from the face ai
the earth. For, as the poet truly says. It was whiskers that vera
The glory that was Greece
And the graadear that was Boat.*
—Harper's Weekly.
THE NEW HILL. CR£«ST
CHCBCAGUX, MAINS
CharlM W. Hamilton • • • >t»wtotor
Oar bouaele finely located. The tkwfrom tlM large, broadpiamt ud ohsintma
la dali|(htfoL Toiiet rooms on each floor. Pin*, largo dining room aeoommodatin*
100 goaata. The table la supplied with the beat in the market, vegetablea and
exeam direct from our own (arm. Tennis court on lawn In front of bouse. Pine hracib
for bathing and boating. Two lines of steamers direot from Portland. House only
three minutee from Hamilton's Landing. Plenty of amusement, oard pax*
tiea and musicals, etc. Book with ua if you want to enjoy your vacation.
Ratts •• AfftieallM. Mciiiifatw 10GL Ipo Jom 10 to Odrtir 1.
Sema tl 1807, Jut IS'to Sept. 16
somit iouse
CHKBBAOUK ISLAND
On t be crest of tbe slope, chosen
by most of tbe hotels as en ideal
location. Overlook ins the ocean
and the restfol island scenery
of field and wood. No better
spot for complete rest and recre
ation. Table and service first
class. Accommodates, with cot
MRS. CLINTON NN. MAWtLTOI', Proprietor tsge, 40 guests. Rates reasonable.
Island View Cottage
Great Chebeague, Me.
L. F. HAMILTON, - Proprietor
FINE LOCATION and everything first
class. Verandas and large airy rooms.
Rites on application. Cottage annex built this
season for rooms only. Open June 15 to
Sept. 15. -
HAMILTON VILLA CHiiS^TO
At the popular east end,* adjacent to all hotels and amusements.
Fresh farm and ocean products in plenty. Only 3 minutes' walk
from two steamboat landings. Fine cool groves and shady walks.
Beat of references given. Rates on application. Accommodate* with oottage Ml
ALFRED E. HAfllLTON, Proprietor
■ J ■ A V A trip to Portland ia no 'nnifer mcrMry to secure good meats
Ifl k Jft I Onr new refrigerator with an ice cafacityof over two tons will
Iwfl C mm I enable as to (ornisb you with as food meat ai can be obtained in
tbe city. We aball keep coustsntly ou band all kinda of Beef,
Lamb, Pork, Ham and Bacon. Any cut of meat on tbe market will be fur
■lahed If ordered one day In advance.
ARTHUR H. HAMILTON, The Gash Grocer, Chebeague, It.
Women's Hosiery
Fancy embroidered black cotton
hose. Special 25c
Tan cotton hose, in gauze and me
dium weights, double sole, high
spliced heel. 25c and 50c
Extra fine black cotton hose,
gauze or medium weight, doub
le sole, high spliced heel, black
or maco split sole, 25c
Tan hosiery in plain 'gauze
clocked*, lace and embroidered
designs, 50c, 75c and $1.00
Fine black cotton hose in gauze
and medium weight,
Special 3 Pairs for $1.00
Fancy colored lisle hose in plain
gauze and lace including the
newest shades of tan, gray,
mode, pink, blue, lavender, vio
let. navy and Dresden blues,
50c and 75c
Silk hose in plain black, gauze
and medium weight drop stitch
lace and hand embroidered In
self and colors,
$1.50 to $10.00 Pr.
Jewelry Department
Hat pin*, plain and fancy,
25c to $3.00
Ribbon pins, gold, silver, black *
enamel, 25c to 93.00
Barrettes, plain or jewelled,
28c to $5.00
Buckles, pearl. Jet, silver,
25c to $10.00
Bracelets, 91.00 to $5£0
Veil Pins, 25c to 91.50
Brooches, 25c to $12.00 #
Belt Pins. 25c to *150
Sterling 8llver Buffers. 50c to $15C
Sterling Silver Hair Brushes,
$4.00
Mirrors, $6.00 to $8.00
Sterling Silver Match Safes,
$1.00 to $3 0C
Cloth Brushes. $2.00 to $4.00
Cold Cream Jars, 25c to $1.00
Military Brushes, $6.00 and $7.00
Parasols
Parasols In lln«*n. plain and hand
embroidered Silk, tocked and
Plain. $1.50 to $15.00
Children's Paranoic, 25c to $2.26
Leather Goods
Women's Belts In leather and
■Ilk. 25c to $2.50
mantle belts, $1.00 to $3.50
Jet Belts. $2-50
Linen Belts, embroidered and
plain, 25c to $2.50
I^arfce nhnwlng of leather Rood*
In hand and wrist baga. pocket
book*, purse*, drinking cap*,
etc
S tationery
Stationery by the pound, quire
with envelopes to match.
A large line of Desk Requisite*,
Pencils, Pens, Inks. etc.
Playing Card*. Whist Counters.
Post Card Albums, Post Cards,
I^amson Hand Colored Prints.
Eastman Brothers & Bancroft

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