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   Bar Harbor (Newspaper) - January 15, 1902, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 IfllPlMpUJ iJi.iiH  DeOrasse Fox,  Biiilj^t?!:. Insurant Broker  .......•■  M 1 í i  TUe Leadihs; County Papef and the Only So^y Journal on,nouiìl Déiert Island.  m  VOL. 15. NO. 51  BAB  Hi^  DeQrasse Fox,  R^al Esta^ Oottagen for Rant  BOB, MAINB, WBBNESDAT AFTBRNOOK, JANUABY 22» 1902.  FIVE CEKTS  A RODICK, PrMldwnt. TBOiiA*8KAKLt. Cashier. AmTHim H.XawilAii.TlMPMsldeiit  The First National Bank, Bar Harbor, Me.  fully equipped for BVBBT kind Of leqitimatb qankikg.  15«,000.00 »Irector«.  j. a. rl ______ ____  CbM. H. Wood. Qeo  Capital, . . Surplus and Profits  J. A. Bodlok. a. S. Newman. Henry A Lawford " .U.Ö1  CORBBSPONBEKCE INVITED.  rant.  $7,500.00  CORBBSPi  I GEO. H. GRANT, Real Estate and Insurance, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor  THE SOUND or THt SCA.  II,Steinertil Sons Company  STEINEHT HJkU, BOSTON, MUSS.  iBej? tt» iiniit>uncc that they have on fxtiibition In Bur Harbor, Miuuo, fur sale or I runtftl, ii tint' assortment of  in pinway & Sons, Jewett, Woodbury  »■1 ■ AM) OTIir.U KIHST CLASS  ñe.  I  I A nxr o iS ,  Pianolas, Cijlians and Ochestrelles. -  Our ti rms are reasonable, and we cordially i vite the residents of Bar Harbor iu-pect our stock of instruaiofts.  M. STEINERT & SONS COMPANY,  44 Cotta^ Street, Bar Harbor, Maine. 1th Messrs. F. P. Pray & Sons.  lur Sth Annual earance Sale  BEGINS  , January 1.  n  We are over stocked with all kinds of Dry and Fancy Goods« and from now until March 1st we will sell Roods at «rreatly reduced prices.  uits and Jackets.  We have a few left. It will pay you to buy one as we will sell cheaper than cost to manufacture. All suits in one lot.  $12.50, 15.00 and 18.00 for S8.98  JACKETS, half length, three-quarter length and full length. Regular price from $12.50 to «20.00.  Sale price, 88.98  alking Skits, from 81.49 to 85.00  ress Skirts, Regular price $3.50.  Sale price. 82.49  hirt Waists, 68, 3.75, 4.50.  Sale price, 82.28, 2.49, 3.39  ildren's Ei|ierdown Cloaks.  Regular price $3.50. NOW 82.25  per cent, discount on all Misses' and Children's Jackets.  We have reduced all our Cotton Fabric to cost and we have a good line. Lots of remnants in Laces,  Ribbons, Dress Goods, Silks, tliat will be sold 50 cents on the dollar.  lies' Cashmere Hose» regular price 50c, now 29c  A great reduction on Dress Hjoods and Silks. Any one buying 25 cents worth of goods is entitled to one guess. The one guessing nearest to the time when the watch stops wins the Ice pitcher.  PEliNSKY'S  ry Goods 5tore, 73 Mam Street.  HE CURK COXL CO.  BooMt^r ta C. R. CLARK COAL CO.,  I and Charcoal, Hard and Soft Wood  The tttpplVlag of YacbU a ipecUlty.  tSA'S'jfbSKjSsivM*««.' West Sireet. Bar Hwbot  R. JELLISON  MEN'S WEAR  i^'l^ftrlM biMN lo 0)r4*r »t popolur^riMf.  The sea awoke at midnight from its si -ep, And round the pebbly beaches far and wide 1 "card the first wave of the rising tide > Kush Outward with uninterrupted sweep ; A voice out of the silence of the deep, A sound mysteriously multiplied As a cataract from the mountain's side. Or roar of winds upon a wooded sleep, so conies to us at times, from the unknown And inaccessible solitudes or beinff IMie rushing of the sea-tides of the soul; And inspirations that we deem our own Are some divine foreshadowinp; and foreseeing Of things beyond our reason or control."'  —Exchange.  Pointe d' Acadie.  7 he Transformation Taking Place at t is Beautiful fpot  The improvements thiil Mr. ('.oor^^e W. X'aiiderbilt is having m;ulc ti.is winltr on liis shore property at I'uintj U" Acadie are extonsue. One fieeds to visit the spacious grounds ainl^see the iiuinher ot man at work in order to realise tlie maiinitude of the undertakinii. At or.e time there were over one hundred men employed in various capacities. ■ '1 In re are over thirty acres in tlie tract larj;cly covered with wood of slender growth, though pine and fir trees are quite numerous.  For the two houses Mr. \'anderbilt is having built, new driveways are being constructed whose winding courscs are to be well defined by rows of pine and fir trees. While utilizing -most of those native to the location, it has been necessary to bring many from afar. There will be one hundred and fifty trees thus transplanted from the neighboring forests. These trees were all selected and partially exhumed last fall and le^t to allow the soil around the roots to Ireezc. Now they are being brought down on sleds and <he quantity of soil thus brought with them far exceeds the weight of the trees. Excavations on the driveways were also made last fall and quantities of loam gathered and housed to be ready for use when the trees should be transplanted. As fast as the trees are brought down they are set out and the fresh loam pressed in around the frozen mass. This work i»^ done under the direction of Edward Kirk, who has charge of Mr. '/an-derbilt's grounds.  Another extensive undertaking is the placing of all electric and telephone wires under ground. This and the laying of new drain and water pipes necessitated the use of nearly 6,000 feet of piping.  The plans and specifications for both cottages and stablcs^e from the office of A. VV. Longfellow, aftfiitect, Bostol, who has on the grounds as his representative Mr. F. A. Lovejoy. Mr. Lovejoy is giving his undivided attention to the work of construction going on and it is to his courtesy that the Record's representative is indebted for the privilege ot examining the plans and inspecting the building. Mr. Fred L. Savage has general charge of all the work, providing material and employing men. The larger portion of the work is being done by day labor and nothing is let out to contract except that which can be done no other way.  The Schleffelin Cottage.  The Schieffelin cottage which Mr. V'an-derbilt is building on the point of land to the south of that occupied by his own cottage, is an imposing structure commanding an extensive view of the ocean on the east and of the mountains on the south and west. I'his house will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm.Jay Schieffelin and family, whose name it bears. The conformation of the land has been taken advantage of by the architect and used to the best advantage. The arrangements of the many rooms shows the wise pro. vision that has been made for the comfort and convenience of the family, not only the older members thereof but the little ones as well.  In size the house is 45xi.:7 feet, situated east and west with the front facing the south. The design is irregular and picturesque, and the second story overhangs. The overhang on the west forms a loggia 19x24 feet overlooking the .handsome tennis court which is reached by an easy flight ot steps. On the east and extending quite a distance on the north is a similar loggia from »hrch an extensive view is bad of the islands ot the bay and the hills of Gouldsboro..  'The house is four stories in height including the basement and finished attic. There is no cellar prop^, the lower floor being almost wholly above ground. The appearance of the house frpm all quarters is imposing, as everything has been treated broadly. The hrst story is mostly stone with ashlar walls of warm and varying colors, and the joints are laid large.  The building is surmounted by a steep hip roof broken up with numerous ridges and gables of various heights. There are a number of dormer windows whiph serve not only for outside effect but provide ample light for the upper story. There is a round tower in an angle about the center of the front elevation which projects considerably above the roof. The roof overhangs and is supported on heavy exposed rafter ends having moukled laces. A special feature of the building is the i»umer9iii windows whjch are large and ol aiita. The root and walls of  with, auined  Approaching the house from the south a porte cochere, large and dignified, at the base of the circular tower arrests attention.' To the left is an irregular stone wall enclosing a kitchen yard and screening this latter from the driveway.  Passing under the porte cochere entrance is had through a vestibule in the tower to the main hall, to th^ right of which and connected are a toilet room with shower bath, bicycle room, boiler room and coal room. To the left of the main hall are located the servants' apartments consisting oía kitchen iSx20 feet-large «pantiy 11x12 feet, servants hall 14x19 fiet, l.in-.p loom and the back hall to the kitchen yard.  From the rear of the main hall, broken by a landing, stairs lead to the hall 14x30 fcetontiie first floor which takes in tiie circular tuA-er. DoulMe doors from this hall open into the living room 26x35 feet, the full width of tlie eastern portion of the house. This room has a remarkal)lv cheerful appearance with its open fireplace and windows on three sides atford-ing views in tlirce directions. Two p"\irs of double doors open onto tlie large pia,'.7.a on the north.  Ftom the west side of the hall entrance is had to the comfottablc library lOxju feet with an open fireplace, made the more attractive by a bay window on the north and large alcove on the west with fixed seats. Double doors open from the library to the loggia overlooking the tennis court. Separated from the library by a passage way leading to the loggia and back hall, is the dining room 19x25 feet. Adjoining the dining room is the butlers' pantry connected with the kitchen pantry below by a dumb waiter. The second floor is reached by a flight of stairs similar to those extending from the basement floor. A feature of the second floor is a corridor extending east and west the length of the house dividiug the rooms on the front side from those on the rear. The entire floor is for the-use of the family and guests. There are two masters' rooms with bathroom between, one guest room on the south and two guests rooms with bathroom between, and a sewing room on the north side. Ttiese rooms are all east of the main hall. On the west are four childrens' rooms and two bathrooms and a large play room over the loggia for the children. There are two open fireplaces on this floor.  On the third floor are three boys rooms connected, with bath room, reached by a separate hall-wav. A long corridor on this floor s^arates the rooms on the north from those on the south. There are nine servants rooms and a bath room. All the upper rooms are pleasant and command fine views.  The stable for the Schieffelin cottage is quite an affair in itself. In size it is 39 X69 feet and two story in height. There are six large sta^ and six pony stalls, and an immense carriage room with har ness room between. The second floor coatains five bed rooms, bath room, dining room and kitchen. Annexed to •the carriage room in an oblique angle is a large laundry with clothes yard connected This arrangement does away with a laundry room in the masters house.  A small army of men are employed in constructing this cottage and stable. K. H. Moon who has had much experience in handli^ig large jobs of this kind has charge of the carpenter work, and John Pteble of the stone, brick and plaster work, J. j. Canning prepares the shingles for the cottage and stable. Green Ov Reynold is furnishing the metal work and Leighton Davenport &. Co., the plumbing and drain work.  For the construction of this cottage it was necessary to errect numerous leni porary outbuildings. There is a carpenters shop, blacksmith shop, a building heated by stoves to keep the sand and m )r-tar in workable condition, and a building where the shingles are stained and stored. In addition coverings have been erested for, lathes,'lumber, drain pipes, etc.  The Trevor Cottage.  The second house which Mr. Vander-bilt is having built is known as the Trevor cottage and will be occupied by Mrs. J. B, Trevor and family of New York,  The frame of this house is well up and the roof is going 00. When completed it will be an imposing structure. No elaborate attempt at ornamentation has been made and the effect is simple but dignified, In size the house is 47*9^^ feet, two story in height, surmounted by a hip roof which is enlivened by the introduction of dormer windows. It is situated north and south and faces east, companding a good view ot the ocean. On the north is a porch twelve feet wide which extends the width of the house and is reached by an easy flight of steps. On the south and extending well up the western side of the house is another porch for use of the^ser vants. On the west side and forming part of the dining room a three sided bay pro jects which is carried up two stories. The lines of the second story windows are continued as a belt course around the entire house and there is also a cooirae above the first story windows. The outaid* and the roof will be finithe4 with stained shinglei.  The principal f«iturc of the front eltva-  EDWARD B. MEAR$7  Cottages for Rent or for Sale.  OFFICE: BAR HARBOR, MAINE.  SOCIETY MINSTRELS.  Large Audience Delightfully Entertained by an Aggregation of Home Talent,  The Casino never presented a more lively scene than it diil Monday night. (>He of the l.irgest audiences that has ever gathered within its walls had a.«;sembled to enjoy the society minstrels which had been sevcr.nl weeks in preparation. The advance sale of tickets had l)een so great that one e.xpected to see a large audience^ r)Ut to see almost every s( at taken and numbers standing, during the entire evening was a surprise even to those who ha l been tlu- most s.inguir.e.  It was an interesting audience, representing the best society, and cn'.husi:.stic to the extreme, generous in its applause, bestowing favors on all alike, for every number on the program was heartily cn-cored.  When the curtain went up at half past eight'the stage presented the traditional minstrel scene. Arranged in a simi-circle were the principal artists or soloists of the evening with the "bones" and "tambos" on either end and the interlocutor in the center. Behind the simi-circle on raised seats were the members of the chorus. All told there were jj^ persons in the group. With the exception of the inter, locutor the faces of all were blacked in true minstrel style. Since all "coons look alike" individual identity was obscured except as revealed by some motion or peculiar rharacterietic, or the Soloists whose names were printed on the program. In addition to these the chorus was composed of the following: Mrs. C. S. Green, Mrs.C. F. Allen, Mrs. G. Prescott Cleaves, Mrs. R C. Reynolds, Mrs. L. B, Deasy, Mrs. C. H. Norris, Mrs. F. P.flolden, Mrs. Milton Arey, Mrs. C. E. Fteeman, Mrs. E. L. Smith, Miss Isabel Cleaves, Miss Olie Ash, Miss Clarice Getchell Miss Alice Young, Miss Hazel Foster, Miss Blanche Deasy, Miss (Georgia Tripp, Miss Angie Leland, Miss Mae Driscoll, Miss Grace Haynts, Miss Jessie Foster, Miss Cathie Moran, Messrs. R. C. Reynolds, W. J. Evans, W. H. Sherman, Carl Reynolds, C. E. Whitmore, (i. Prescott Cleaves. The bones were handled by W.M. McFarland, Dr. C. E. Freeman, M. M. Hodgkins, and the tambos by Frank D. Foster, Dr J. T. Hinch and Edward L. Smith. Mr. L. J. Kodenbaugh made a capital interlocutor and kept things running in good shape.  The entertainment broke out with a grand opening overture by the entire chorus, after which the interlocutor introduced the following program:  A Misunderstandina with my l.ady I-cvf.  Dr. John T. liinch My Georgia Lady I.nve, Mish Jessie Kostt-r Klsie, from Chelea. Mr. Carl Keynoids  Coldest Coon in Town, Mr. C, f-'. Whitmore My Lady Africa, Mrs. C. F. Allen  .'\int That a Slianie, Mr. W. M. McFarland My I-ittle Belle t reoW, Mr O. I'lescott Cleaves Uully Gone to Kest, Mr. I'rank D. Foster  Interspersed between the solos were the usual number of minstrel jokes .uv.li afforded no end of amusement to the audience. Many of the jokes were new and had not that "chestnutty" tlavor of the stige so often apparent. The local hits were capital and were the best appreciated  Ot'^the soloists it would be haid to particularise. All were encored to the echq, not so much for their musical accomplisli-nients as for the nianner of rendering their different numbers. If one was to discriminate, the solo by Mr. Cleaves with quartet chorus, might be classed as the musical event of the evening. .This first part closed with a Honeymoon March by the entire chorus whith was remark ably well done.  Mrs. R. E. Whitney was the pianist of the Evening and her accompaniment added not a little to the success of the under taking.  The .second |).irt of th.e program oj>ened by a swell song and dance ".An Innocent ^ oung .M.iid" by six swdl coons and dusky m.iiders. 'I'he parts were taken tiy Mi.sses (;torgia Tripp. !sa!)el Cleaves, .'Vngie Leland, Mae Driscf)!!. Cr.Tcc Il.tynes and Mrs. Frank HoMen, all of whom \\eic \er3- i lcvir in 'their personations. The .u t w.is so uei! done as to demand an eiK ore.  I5ut the greait St intiTist was centered in the grantl Cake walk vshicli followed. For tliis, live cotijiii s were entered and appeared in the following order; Mr. Carl Keynokl.s and. Miss Olie Ash, .Mr. C. IC. Whitmore and Mrs. Milton Arey. Mr. E. L. Smith and Miss Cathie Moran, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Freeman and .Mr. Frank I). Foster and .Miss Je.ssie Foster.  Dr. John T. Hinch was master of ceremonies and his get up and grandiloquent manners as he lead the proces-slon and at times strfitted across the stage was a most typical representation of a coon leader.  The entry nf Mr. Reynolds and Miss Ash in the walk was the signal for a most generous applause extending through their entire act. So heartily was the firstcouple received there^as danger of enthusiasm being exhausted before the evening was over. But there was enough to go round and e.^ch couple received its share. Each had Its own special featnreF, either in walk, posing or physical excentricity. All were at times ludicrous to the extreme. The contortions which some indulged in as they chassed across the stage or gyrated round the cake was suggestive of back ache to say the least.  To particularise, would be impossible. All were good and deserving of rewards. The main trouble seemed to lie in the fact that there were not cakes enough. The judges, Messrs. B. E. Whitney, Albion Alley and E. C. Parker, who were to de-cide the winning couple, had no easy task. The manner of deciding the award did not make the decision any easier. After the walk had been completed the master of ceremonies took the cake and ofiered it to each couple m turn. The judges were to decide the winning couple by the amount of applause besto;ved as the cake was thus presented. When the master had gone his round the judges were in doubt. Two couple setmed to be entitled to it. These wcie Mr. Smith and Miss Morjbn, and Mr. Foster and Miss Foster. They were called upon to do a little extra walking, and the process of presenting the cake by the master was repeated. This resulted in the judges awarding ti e cake to Mr. Smith and Mi.ss Moran. The agility with which this couple went through the various evolutions seemed to catch with the audie nee. Miss .Muran's petite appearance and lively action, and Mr. Smith's high stepping and corkscrew turning never failed to bring down the house.  That the entertainment w.is a gi eat sue cess socially .ind tiiianci.iliy goes without s.ising. To Mr. and .Mrs. Kodinbaugh, ol Boston, who lor two weeks h:i\e been p.uniMly dt liling ihe .it lor.s .intl chorus, belong much credit. .And a word of prais*; the Womens' Relief corjis  who through their Kimniittee, .Mrs, \Vm Fenncily, .Mr.«-. ellington .McFarland and .VIrs. F. J. .Murtison, made tSe entertainment possible. Thiscomnmtee has worked most energetically and it must be gratifying to them and to all w,lnr took part to know their efforts were apptec at ed.  The IVIount Desert Nurseries,  WM. MILLER, Manager.  Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbaceous and Bedding Plants. Planting of everv kind planned and carried out.  Xhe Nurseries are open to visitors  » . ^ .  The OITloe^ and Creenhousea aie upon ^chooecr Head road and have telephone oonneotiona.  ACTOR AND BUILDER  gsyia^ty*"« SHOP COmBE ST.. MR HMBOi iE  GEORGE L. aTEBBINS, CorngB^ for ReM. Biildiig Iqtt njSiiCHH Dtin for Siii  ^ 'ngm ' ■..........' •   

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