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VOL. XII. NO. 8.
rABLIftHED) 1901. f PORTLAND, MAINE, THURSDAY, JULY 4. 1912. IUTUID AS IKOXD I CLAM MAIL If ATT EM. | PRICE FIVE CENTS. \J^HY dread your work in the kitchen this hot summer when you can buy a— Florence-Automatic Blue Flame Oil Stove Which will do better work than your range can pos sible do. and more economically, as it costs less than a cent per hour for each burner. WE ARE PORTLAND AGENTS R. S. DAVIS CO., Complete Homefurnish^rs, Corner Exchange And Federal Sts., F. E. HASKELL, President. SPECIAL AT TALBOTS THIS WEEK 25 pair Outing Pants worth $3.50 $2.45 Khaki Pants 69c, 95c and $1.45 12 Outing Suits, made in our own Tailor's Shop to retail for $12.50 $9.45 Talbot's Shirts with soft and stiff cuff collar to match: also collar attached in all the new shades 95c, 3 Shirts for $2.75 SPECIAL SALE OF UNDERWEAR IN OUR UNDERPRICE BASEMENT 1K&lMHr Monument Square, Portland, Maine; DIE STAMPING Why not have the name of your camp, cottage or bungalow stamped in colors at the head of your note paper? The expense is not serious and the smart ap pearance of the stationery is obvious. Or, if more economically inclined we can print the same heading from type with excellent effect. Burgees of Yacht Clubs or the Private Signals of Yacht Owners may also be reproduced in the correct colors upon paper and envelopes. Hotel work is always given prompt and careful attention. WILLIAM W. ROBERTS CO. STATIONERS 233 Middle St. Portland, Me* Nearly Completed. NEW BRIDGE AT LITTLEJOHN8 ISLAND. Replaces Old Structure Carried Away by Ice Last Winter. Work is nearing completion on the new bridge which is being constructed acrcss the narrows between Little john's and Cousins 'islands. For a number of season* the old bridge which stood on the same location was in an unsafe condition for the passage of heavy vehicles: and it had been only a question of time before the much repaired and dilapidated struc ture would have to be replaced by a heavier and stronger one. The matter was brought to a head sooner than may have been anticipat ed. when the heavy ice of last winter carried away the last remnants of the olu bridge. As there is considerable t-avel between the two islands, due to the fact that the residents of Little Johns are accustomed to cross to Cous ins and frequently for many purposes, the lack of a public means of commun ication has caused much inconveni ence to the early season visitors, so this new bridge will be much appre ciated. Work on the new structure was commenced June sixth and according to present plans should be finished next week. The contract was let by the town of Yarmouth, in whose terri tory both islands lie. to the Bennett Contracting Corporation of Portland, who have had much experience in work of this nature. The price named in the accepted bid was thirty-seven hundred dollars, and the contractors have until August first to complete th« job. The bridge will measure 610 feet in length with a road-bed twelve feet wide. The flooring is carried on piles driven into the mud seventeen feet avart and will clear the mean high tide level by a space of seven feet. Among other contracts which have been carried out by the Bennett Con tracting Corporation recently have b«en the work of repairing Portland Pier and the wharf used by the Casco Bay Steamboat Co. at Cliff island. They have also constructed the wharf at Cumberland Foreside. First Season Dance. AT PEAKS ISLAND HOUSE LAST FRIDAY A NOTABLE EVENT. Many Guests Now Making the Hotel Their Home. One very noticeable thing which is evident to one who keejw in touch with the register at the Peaks Island House. is the constant recurrence, season after season, of the sante namt's, not in the transient list, but as regular guests. If. as occaslonally happens. a party is absent one sea son—trying other resorts—the follow ing year brings about their return and never seems to fail. The charm of the place stays with them. The improvement of the interior of the hotel bv Manager Rowe. has pro gressed so far that practically nothing was left but to make certain changes oatslde this year. Thus, the undesir able "Pine's" bowling alley has been raz**d to the ground and a grass plot with a much enlarged oj**n view to the west is obtained. Other general clean ing Is to be done along the beach, in cluding removal of old boats, bath houses. *-tc.. which have come to be a detriment to the island at this point. The first dancing party of the sea son was given last Friday night. Music was furnished by the superb or chestra which Is retained by the Peaks | Island House for the season. A su premely happy group of couples pa*«<-d »h»- evening delightfully under the *|»e1l of the music and within sight of the moonlit harbor. Anions the returning gueata of many, nmny former season*, are Prin cipal ami Mm. Iani»>* Hill of the Cen tral High School, Philadelphia; Mra. M. E. Schneider and Ml** Schneider l of Brooklyn. N. Y. who were at a New I York r«-sort la«t year, but mho let dear old Peak* Halm them again this *um Hicr; Mr. Frank Bormann of Newark. N. who wan al*o am ay la*t year, hut who«e brother wan here In hi* stead; Mr. and Mrs George Murphy of Bo* ton. who will arrive July Mh. Mr and Mra. L P. Stone of Natlck. Mas-., who will be here for the 21»th year and other* of equal no*.e. The promotion of a+veral of the help who began at the house aome year- ago !« of Interest, showing the faTor In which faithful aervlce |* re celved. Mr Clinton Hanson, now chief stenographer, began aa bellboy, afterward ?aking a 2 yeais" cour«e at the Portland High School which he •»ccon»|>lishefl in one year Others who are now behind de*k* hare risen In th«- «ame *»v. the promotion Includ ing young ladle* as well aa men. Ml** Cole and Mlaa Cypher*, who have the I »-nir -'at,.I »r .1 ® ho make 't or* of the mrn' j.oi ilar corners of ♦he lobbv hav*- recel ve<1 word that the Bo*ton Yacht Club has laid ont Its «-onr«e With thi- «Mnd as th« o»»)e<tlve point for It* early cruise Apropos of Manager Rowe'a *oon to-he-made announcement that th* kitchen will be op*n to insertion at (Coatlnord on Page 2 > Cliff Island. LIVELY SUMMER SEASON IN PR0GRES8 AT THIS I8LAND. Many Cottages Filled and New Arrtv ale Daily. On Friday Mr. and .Mrs. C. \V. Knight reopened their island home "Casco" fur the summer months. Many im provements have been made on the cottage so It now stands more attrac tive than ever and promises to be the scene of many social aflairs during the summer. Mr. Knight is well known in business, as the New Eng land representee of the Fuchs & Lrng manufacturing company of Bos ton. dealers in printing supplies. Mrs. It. -Berle and family, from Brooklyi., X. i Y., are recent arrivals ai.d are occupying one of H. P. Cobb's cottage* oif the Ncrtli shore. This is Mrs. Berle> seventh season at Clift island and iffe will be joined later In the season by Mr. Berle. He is con sulting engineer. doing a large amount of work for *the government. On Friday the •"Ledges" was occu pied for the lommer by Mr. and Mrs. George FIske of Aubumdale. Mass., who are the proud possessors of this beautiful island home. Later their daughter, Mrs. Bacon will join them fot a stay of some weeks. Mr. A. P.. Scull and family of West Bethlehem. Pa., arrived Wednesday evening for their seventh season at Cliff island. The family are very pop ular with - the summer visitors who are more than pleased to see them here again.* . •Mr. E. F. Bailey arrived Wednesday to spend the summer here as usual. His popular cottages are already en gaged until well into the fall. The "Overlook'*, 'cottage is occupied through July by Mr. Fardy and fam ily of Aubern, Mass., while the "Bay Cliff" la occupied by Mr. John Win-, ship and frailly of Cumberland Mills. !:i the Braflkfett cottage will be Mr. and Mrs. Cpostas of Somerville. Mass.. who. bavins "been here before, have mtny friends among the summer colony. JFiv Mrs. A. D. ^Chandler of Reading. Mass.. openqd her summer home on Sunse^-Bc "Si . Friday. Her daughter. Mn;<- with Mr. &o?rd-j man accompanied her and it is hoped will stay until September. Mr. and Mrs. I. F. McCormick and their • two children from Roxbury. are In the Herbert rushing cottage Through July. They have as their guest. Mrs. McCormick's mother. Mrs. Jchn • Putnam of Washington. Mr. McCormick has been until recently a teacher in the Boston I^itin school, but is now an instructor at the Col lege of the City of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chapin are now installed in their cozy little bunga low near Church road, that was built by them this spring. It is one of the most attractive in fiie Bay and is sure to be a source of great pleasure to them for many years. Mr. Chapin is head of the commercial department of the Portland High school. The cottage of Mrs. Charles F. Hunter and family was opened by thefh. last week for the summer. I*at er. Mr. Hunter will Join them, but his connection with Young. Smith A Field & Company in Montclair, will pre vent him from enjoying a vacation of more than a month. Miss Stella Bennett of Concord. N. H., is the guest of Miss Mildred (Jib son at the hospitable Sunset View cottage on Cliff island evenue. The ycung lady is thoroughly enjoying her stay and is very enthusiastic over the revealed beauties of Casco Bay. Mr. George Morrison and Mr. George Farrlngton of Boston, spent a short but sweet respite from business over Independence I>ay. when they occu pied the cute little •'WhlppoorwIH" bungalow. The gentlemen have pur chased this and this fall Intend to make a few alterations, such as add > irg a fireplace In the living room. When this Is done the "WhlppoorwIH" which has an unsurpassed view of the way should be one of the island's most Inviting retreats. Mr*. l>. M. Fairfax and h#«r two daughters of Baltimore are located at at Mr. H. H. Johnnon* cottage "Hill C'reat" for the wmmcr. Thla la their flrat aeaaon here. but they are already airongly ImprcmH with the Bay. Mr. and Mra. F. O. Froat and fam i ily are Inatalled In the "Glen Core" ccttaK* and plan to remain until September. Mr. Proat'a bualneaa la a unique one. aa he la a collector and dealer In rare mineral* and orea. Mr. and Mra. Alexander Scott and the Miaaea Scott from England are *nmmer1ng on Jewell'a Inland with Mra. J a me* McKeen. fn prevloua year* the two girl* hare b*en exceed ingly popular with the younger set and their return to thla vicinity for the warm montha haa h»»n noted with acme pleaaure. Mra. Scott la well known not only on the continent hut In thla country aa an accompliahed landacape painter. Mr. Charleton Murphy with hta fam ily of Bethlehem. Pa., are occupying thalr cottage. "The Lobater Pot" for the neaaon. They hare been here for ytara and like It better and better with each aucceedlng aeaaon. Mr a^d Mra W. W. OUcreat and family of New Tofk are occupying the fraka Aslant) ^ouh^ Halptj t Sotnt, tfUraagtr Jfrakfl Island (Caaro 9ag. Maine FT AMOUS for years ' for its unequalled location, liberal man agement and fine shore dinners. Everything modern. Electric lights, steam heat, pri vate dining rooms, etc. Accomodates 500 Rates, booklets and floor plans on application. FNFIUADK'C shoe and rubber crccmflKiv J REPAIR SHOPS UPTOWN PLACE DOWNTOWN PLACE CONGRESS 8Q. TeWphonw. QPP. CITY MALL Special Attention — Our "Uptown" is equipped with neat and clean Waiting Parlors. Parcels checked free. McKeene cottage on Woodland road again this summer. Mr. Gilcrest is a landscape artist of exceptional abil ity. as those who saw his paintings of scenes through the Bay will testify. Hit studio is situated in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Collie Marr of Port land. spent a few days here last week. They prepared their camp for the coming of -Mrs. Marr's mother, Mrs. Anna Woods who with her two grandchildren will spend the vacation as summer residents on this island, the gem of Casco Bay. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kimball entertained as guests during the past w>ek. Mt. and Mir. Eugene Savage of Melrose Highlands, Mass., at their jolly summer home on Sunset road. Their many friends are glad to note that Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maasbyll with their two daughters. Miss Edna and Thelma. of Westbrook. are again sum mering here. I-ast year they entered actively into the socialities and gayety Of the cottagers and gave much plea pure by their affability and spontane ous good humor. Mrs. Joseph Rankin and Mrs. F. J. Brewer of the "Redfern" cottage en joyed a delightful time last Thursday. The ladies took the morning steamer to Harpswell where an appetizing *hore dinner was followed by a long drive through the woods. They re turned to Cliff island on the evening boat and the ladies have much praise for the beauties of our lower bay. .Mr. Norman I. Black with his wife are on the island for the summer hav ing recently arrived from their home Ir. Providence. R. L For their own use the Blacks have secured the "Cove" ccttage formerly owned by Mrs. Stone, and have remodelled it into a most attractive summer home with exten sive alterations and repairs. Outside, the grounds have been carefully grad ed and laid out till now the place pre sents a thoroughly well kept appear ance. Inside, a Are place has been built which gives much towards the cosy appearance of the house. A bath room has also been added with a com plete new water system. The pres sure for this improvement Is furnished by a powerful gasolene engine. Another place acquired by Mr. Black this season Is the 'Cliff'stone'* cottage which was secured from Mr. Amsa Holden . This cottage which will be rented by its new owner has TENNIS and 60LF GOODS Made by Slazenger, Wright and Ditson and Kent. Golf bags, clubs and balls. Tennis racquets, nets, posts, balls and everything to make the game of tennis enjoyable. Retail Wholesale Loring, Short & Harmon MONUMENT SQUARE teen completely renovated and newly furnished for housekeeping, so it is now a more attractive summer resl dence than ever. Mr. Black is an il lustrator for books of Action and mag ainzes his work being familiar, es pecially to the readers of "Harper's." Mr. Robert A. Xeely and family of Germantown. Pa., have taken the Chandler cottage, near Sunset House for the season. Mr. Neely is one of Philadelphia's largest and most suc cessful real estate operators. In for mer years the family have chosen At lantic City for their summer outings, but this year having been attracted by many , favorable reports of Cisco Bay on thtf part of friends decided to by' this more rugged location for their vacation. Friday Mrs. W. A. Black of Maiden, with her two children, arrived to spend the month here. Mr. Black who is a prominent furniture dealer in Mai den. will join his family the last two weeks in July. All good Cliff island ' fans'' will be interested to know that Mr. C. M. Cobb has materially strengthened the island team by securing Mr. Pete Glb scn of Concord. X. H., to cover the difficult position of short stop for the t-eason. The chances of landing a place high up in the Casco Bay League wem good and with a little effort this can be done with every one back ing. Misses Adelaide and Helen Cobb of Maiden, came last week to spend the summer at Daisy cottage. Miss Ade laide graduated from Maiden High school this June. Another guest at the cottage is Mr. Frank K. Black of Portsmouth. N. H.. who will remain a week or more. The Beechwood. The new and nicely appointed hotel which ban been built this year by Mrs. C. E. Pettinnill to be known as the Rcechwood should prove a valuable addition to the many well appointed hostelries of Casco Bay. Everything: points to a successful future for the Bcechwood and the Breeze extends to the proprietors its best wishes for the welfare of this new enterprise. A strong advantage in favor of the house is the fact that Mrs. Pettengill is an old resident of Cliff island and so 1a (Continued on page 8).