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   Bar Harbor (Newspaper) - February 11, 1903, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 Journal on flount Desert Island.  DeÛr^e JE^  Cottages for Refit  ____iij'  ÈVBNING, MABCH Of 1903.  FIVE CENita  J. BomoK. Prwldmt« TBOMAt «BASM, C«tflitor. ABTBDB ». KawMAa. yieo Piieldeiit  The First National Bank, Bar Harbor, Me.  rULLT BQUIPPBP fOR CTBBT KIHD Of LBQITIMAVS lUliKlNQ.  BQUIPPBD Capiti, . * $50,000.00 Surplus and Profits, $10,000.00  iHreetwnu  J. A. Bodlek. A. 8: Kéwnuni. Hc^uT A Lawford  OhM. H. WooA.  a«o,  rrmnW  OOBBSSPOlIDtoOB INTITBD.  Set^ral nice Cottages for Rent at tiaucock Point. Also a few tery d^irfibli Shore Lots for 6ale.  PI BAtB ADDBB88  THE GEO. H. GRANT CO.; General insurance Agents,  Long Distenoe 'Phone. Bar Harbor or CUsworth«  THE CEO. H. CRANT CO.  General Insurance, Real £state. Investments  ELLSWORTH—BAR HARBOR, ME  LONQ DI8TANCB TBLIPHONB.  SURLS & CARTER, at First Nat'l Banli, Brokers for Bar Haibcr.  ila.  Jflvm Piuo Minfacuiritir Co..  BostoB, Mm«.  DMr 8ln:—  I bid ItMnl of t^« «endarful (jukiiiiM or Mwrtou ptnoa, tat I ms tn»t convine«« of ttioip aopmorltir «MU I Uo opportwBity of ulne xw uprisht >lano. ta tfeU uwinKeiil you mto Moooodod in eoii> . eiBlnc • noil am ••■•sou mb* mUh • Mils«« ud rofponiM »etloB: Xn «Mlitiao «Meli ar* MteaptioMlU IV« U tblt typa of laatruMn  X «oosraMlat« TOH oa yoar aneo««« 1b aooocDllUili« XhtQ, aM MS you to aoc«i* tha aaauruao« «f m wiahaa-  yoiira vary aiBcart  Pianos, Pianolas  and Aeollans  FOR SALE  -: AMD :-  TO RENT  Q'PVT'KnirAV Other First Olass Pianos ÛlJblJlIfÂI To Bent at Reasonable Prices  The Passing of SprouPs«  This Famotn Rewrt of Sodety has Become a Thing of the Past.  " Turn, turn my wheel. All thing:» must chang». To something new to something strange. Nothing that is can pause or stay."  Truly a poet is a seer. "Nothing that is can pause or stay." How often has Bar Harbor seen verified thiii phrase in the course of its growth. How often has an hostelry seemingly as fixed as the rock of Gibraltar diSSTppeared as it were, in a night.  Time was when the Rodick house reechoed with sounds of life and gaiety, its broad piazzas were thronged with society people and in very truth it was the throbbing pulse of social life. But now  " The house is old. the house is cold, And on the roof is snow.  And in and out and round about The bitter night winds blow."  commodious shopping place Clf will be appreciated by his large patroikage smong the summer people as W^aa the resident buyers.  A  Steinert ti Sons Company  The Mof>t Beliable Piano and MqbIo Uouee in the World.  44 Cotta^re Street, Bar Harbor, MaiDe  With lleMra. F. P. PRAT A CO.  Livery,Boarding^niSale Stable  FIRST CLASS RIGS OP EVERY KIND BY THE HOUR, DAY, WEEK OR SEASON.  Prompt Services, Good Horses.  Terms  Trim Vehicles, Intelligent Drivers. Reasonable.  JAMES E. FOSTER, Propr.  WEST STREET, BAB HARBOR.  R. H. KITTREDGE,  D£AI.£R IM  Fancy Groceries and Provisions.  AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  Have Just received a fresh line of latest Improved model  RIFLES, GUNS & SPORTING GOODS.  BIG STOCK OF AMMUNITION.  All at lowest priceH.  21 MT. DESERT ST.. BAR HARBOR, ME.  Special Notice!  Try as you will yoa cannot match the values we are offering this week. A regular economy carnival. The discount germ has invaded every department. This slaoKhter sale Is Uirough no choice of outS, but we simply must close out stock of timely clothing before going to New York to purchase spring goods. If you want a suit or waist of any kind come this week as we have )ust what you want at a little price. All our 16.76 and «3.60 waists are going at «2.25, «2 50 and $2.75. I>resslng Sacques, choice for 98 cento. 25,18 and Ibc mnslin for this week, 9 cents. Wrappers reduced from #1.60 and $1.25 to 59c. Big line of shoes at interesting prices. Astonishing values'in Suits, and separate dress and walking skirts. New line of Monte Carlo waists in black and colors. Also fancy waist patterns in all the latest shades.  PERLINSKY.  .Contractor and Builder  SHOP COmGE ST., BAR HARBOR. ME  GEORGE L. StEBBINS,  Cottiges for Rent. ' BuHdiig \m oi Sea Cliff Drive for Sail  bffflo«»!  •••I Harbor, M«,, and 108 Produoa Exohanfl;« if. Y.  at  A SAD LOSS.  Of the West End and the Grand Central too, naught remains but a memory and this week witnesses the,passing of another, of Bar Harbor's veteran establishments, Sproul's café.  Thirty-three years ago in the spring of 1870, Bar Harbor's pioneer restaurant opened its doors to the public. It was a suiali unpretentious establislunent on the site oí the present building, and was built for Robert Sproul by Albert Higgins. Mrs. Sproul was a capable woman with an excellent head for business and "Bob" was well liked around town, so the enter prise throve. Their quarters became too small and additions were made from time to time until finally the old building waa removed, being remodeled into what for so many years was Moses' flower store.  The new building was erected by Elihu T. Hamor in 1S80, about the time that the Kittredge block and B. S Higgins stores were built. It was larger and on a much more elaborate scale than the other and was called Sproul's Café or more geneially simply Sproul's.  Being the only place of the kind in the village its fame spread. Season after sea« son saw its opening, each year but adding another gem to its crown of prosperity. When the young bloods of the town wanted a late dinner in thoroughly good style the} went to Sprouis and nothing was ever lacking. It soon became quite the thing for parties from Séal, Northeast, Winter Harbor and Sorrento to dine the café.  Men whose names stand high in the commercial and political world, women who occupied the highest social position have broken bread and exchanged gay r-partee at the tables. On its register may be found nam.ts of the pioneer visitors at liar Harbor such as W. F. Hoi land, Rufus Prime, Lucien Carr and lam ily, J. L. Ketterlinus, W. H. L. Lee, Llewellyn Barry, S, W. Bates, Capt. Thomas J. Bush, the Vanderbilts, Pulitzers, Scotls, Stewaris, Bowlers—in fact all the leading families have patronised Sprouis. Many ot the patrons are dead and gone bj^heir sons have made Spropls iheir 4Riciez-vous.  in addition to the elaborate dinners given at the restaurant Sproul has catered for innumerable swell functions at private houses, dinners, balls and weddings. Sproul served his best on that memorable occasion when the officers from the British and American squadrons sat down to meat in the Rodick dining room. Parties from yachts have sought the cafii at all hours ol the day and night and they always found a cordial welcome. Last fall several large dinners were given at the house, among them the Sturgis, or 7 o'clock dinner given by Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Potter. The custom was established by the late Mrs. Robert Sturgis of giving this dinner every year shortly before returning to the city. Capt. Thomas J. Bush gave the last dinner quite late in the fall.  For many years Mr. and Mrs. Sproul have come to Bar Harbor and labored early and late through the season. Many times during the last<five years they have thought of selling, and now the desire to sell and the opportunity have come together. They feel that the time has come for them to rest and enjoy the fruits of their toil, and this is the reason why Bar Harbor's Delmonico is to pass into oblivion.  Mr. and Mrs. Sproul will still continue to come to Bar Harbor during the season, and the stable will still be open, but society as patron and Robert Sproul have probably met for the last time.  But reasons are of little moment when results are in question and it is an undeniable fact that Sprouis will soon be no more. The café has been stripped of its furnishings and the red flag of the auction sale wave;s its signal to the passer by.  M. Franlclin, one of Bar Harbor's most enterprising and successful merchants, has purchased the budding and as soon as tiie necessary remodeling and repairing can be done will stock the place with all the essentials of a first-class department store. Change is the motto of the hour.  The situation is one ot the best in town for this purpose, or in fact for any. The room will be thirty feet deeper than Mr. Franklin's present store, and when all the compartments are thrown together, as Mr. Franklin plans to have them, it will  EDWARD B. MEARS, Cottages for Rent or for Sale.  Oslf Sóik o! Mr. and Mrs. A. Howard IfaUe Dies of Typhokf Fever. .  news was received here Thursday ^the death of A. Howard Hinkle, V wllich occurred at the home of his parcnli ln Cincinnati Tuesday forenoon, at tiMe age of 21 years. The H inkles have for years been numbered among the most prominent of Bar Harbor's summer contingent, and their home in Woodbury park has been the scene of many social evcBta. Young Hinkle was a favorite with everyone and took an active interest In att óut-of door sport, especially yachting. ké was well known to many of the young men permanent residents of the town, by whom he was held in high esteem. His untimely removal will be a sad loss and much sympathy is felt for his afflicted family. The Cincinnati Inquirer of Match 4, says:  "After a brave struggle of more than four weeks against typhoid fever A. Howard Hinicle, Jr., passed away Tue.sday morning. The young man so big and and strong and splendid in mind and character that it was hoped almost to the very end that he might conquer the dread disease and live. The entire community will mourn with Mr. and Mrs. A. Howard Hinkle in the loss that is irreparable.  Howard was a student at the Yale Scientific school., He was popular with his schoolmates and companions. Just 21 years old, he gave promise of a bright and useful career, for he had everything in the world to live for. About a month ago he was stricken with typhoiTT fever-At first it was thought that he could, remain at New Haven, but the virulence of the attack made it necessary to send him home. Since his arrival here Mr. Hinkle was at the home of his father and mother 513 Pike street. He receivd the tenderest and most unremitting care. The scion of a noble family, the only son of a man of wAlth and {position, with a legion of friends who loved him because of his un-a£fected manners and his magnificent manhood, young Hinkle fought the fight against the destroyer with fortitude. It seemed at times that he might get well, but he suffered a relapse, and at 8:30 Tuesday morning, exhausted by the unequal struggle, he calmly sank to sleep surrounded by his weeping loved ones.  "A Howard Hinkle, Jr., was a famous athlete at Yale, and every student who knew him was his friend. He was even more popular here at home, here he was reared, and his untimely taking off will be severe shock to the younger set in ex  OFFICE : BAR HARBOR, MAINE.  dren,Mrs. Charles L. Smith,'Miss Susan Risteen and Alvah C. Risteen. Funeral services were hèld Friday at 2 p. m.at Second church, Copley Square.  FOR CLOSE TIME.  Hearing Held before the Commtttee on Fish and Game Thunday.  elusive social circles. Mr. and Mrs. Hinkle are almost prostrated with grief over fh'e loss of their beloved and worthy son."  The funeral was held at the family residence Thursday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Frank Nelson, rector of Christ Episcopal church. The burial, which was private, was at Spring (irove cemetery.  A hearing was held Thursday before the committee on fish and game for the protection of game on Mt Desert island. The act is to make a perpetual close time for deer on the island and is asked ior by the residents of the several towns on the island as well as by the summer visitors to them.  Charles Fry of Boston, a prominent summer visitor to Bar Harbor, was the first person to appear before the committee. Mr. Fry explained that the petitions requesting the passage of the act were signed by the members of the Bar Harbor board of trade, the Village Improvement societies of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, as well as by many others, not members of the societies mentioned comprised residents of the towns as well as summer visitors.  Mr. Fry's argument before the committee was substantially embodied in his communication to theRECOK» which was 4)rinted in a recent issue.  Dr. C. C. Morrison ot Bar Harbor followed Mr. Fry and presented petitions and letters inclading one from President Eliot of Harvard university. Dr. Morrison then followed with figures comparing Bar Harbor with the other cities and towns of Maine, showing that there are but ten which equal or exceed her in state valuation. He further showed that this was due wholly to the summer visitors, nothing more, nothing less, as there are few commercial interests there.  Thirty years ago there was but one schoolhouse and a single church in Bar Harbor, today the town has a school system which is second to none in Maine or New England. Practically every religious denomination of any prominence is represented in the town with costly and handsome churches. These are mainly sup" ported by the summer visitors, who now asked in return that they be allowed to remain in the town during October, having a close time placed on deer for all time. It was but a small request, but he did not thmk it showed an appreciative mind to oppose the request.  Representative K. C. Hurrill of Klls-worth said that with a single exception the entire Hancock county delegation iav-ored it.  mand a view of the country for mifer^ around. North and south t» the WlllasB: ette valley stretching out io<ene wi<ia ev panse of beautiful and captivatingacencf^ Then as you turn facing the eitydo«>kfai|^ across and just a little beyond^ to tke casei are the waters of the Columbia, spptoaiaef t by the port as "Where rolls the Orefo».*' This great river is second in magnitude ic « America.  As one lifts his eyes from this fasciaat -ing picture of the Columbia he behoUtr^ another scene, more grand and beaatifiiL>. There outlined against the sky with tiiK'-pale blue for a background and clothc4 in» her robes of white is ML Hood, rlsiae: above the foot hills like a sentinel towor-ing above the forms of his sleeping coib-panions. A little north of Mt. Hood atar Mt. Adams, Mt Rayerneer and Mt. Sa. Helen. These constitute four of the paas»-cipal mountain peaks visible fromi Poara land.  The climate, not to the exclusion of the gentle rains, is like the scenery, very beautiful, no blizzards, no extreme heat, or cold. After enjoying her luxurtanS' climate, drinking in the perfume of b«ir roses, feasting your eyes upon her gfanfi scenery as* it glistens in the sun, and yoac appetite upon her fruits, one is led ta ck-claim with the people of Oregon, ''tiiewe::; is no country like this Oregon of ours.**"  R. A. c.  THE BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION.  FRED S. RISTEEN DEAD.  PORTLAND, OREGON.  An  Enthusiastic Writer Expatiates on its Scenery and Climate.  Proprietor of Boston» and  the Copley Square Hotel, Hotel Sorrento, Sorrento.  Hon. Frederick .S. Risteen, proprietor oi the Copley Square hotel, died at the residence oi his daughter, .Mrs. Charles !.. Smith, Newton Center, early VVednes-day morning.  Mr. Risteen had been an invalid for a year, but had been able lu attend to his business until the middle of February. He came to Sorrento last suininei in the hope that spending the summer months there would prove beneficial to his health. He has a five-year lease of Hotel Sor-ento and did improve during his sojourn there, so that he looked forward to his return this year.  He was born August 28, 1839, at Jacksonville, N. B., When he was 20 years of age he came to Boston and worked at the grocery business. Later he carried on the grocery business for himself under the Clarendon hotel, Tremont St.  In 1885 he became proprietor of the Clarendon hotel, and when the Copley square hotel was finished, in 1891, he became proprietor of that, and opened it on October i, continuing as proprietor until his death,  Mr. Risteen was iQr many years interested in public affairs, and had filled quite a number of offices in the city and state. Mr. Risteen had been prominently identified with many summer hotels.' He was a member of St. Paul's Koyal Arch Chapter, Boston commandery, Massachusetts lodge of Odd Fellows, Massasoit encampment, I. O. O. F., and a 32d degree Mason. He was an ex-president and treas-,urer of the Massachusetts hotel men's association, a member of the hotel men's mutual benefit association of the United States and Canada, and a member of the Niftional Lancers., British charitable association, Canadian club, Boston Athletic association,Point Shirley club and Royal Arcanum. Mr.Risteen was married December 6, 1865, to Susan Cloutman of Arlington,who survives him with three chil-  Situated on both banks of tin- Willamette river 12 miles from its jui ■ n with the Columbia and 110 miles from ihe coast is Portland, Oregon, one of the leading cities of the Pacific north west. Perhaps there is no city recorded in the annals ot history that has had a more remarkable growth, whose past has been more l)rillianl and whose future is looked forward to with more expectancy than this, the most beautiful gem of the Willamette. From a town of 2,870 people in 1S60 she grew to 7.370 in 1880 and in ten years more was a metropolitan city with 72,350 inhabitants, while today she has in round numbers 115,000.  The past rapid but steady growth, the natural advantages, ilie enterprise of her leading citizens, the influx of capital have conduced to make her the leading commercial center of the great northwest. While her growth has beei» phenomenal, yet It is not of the boom order but just a strong, steady growth.  In the rear and forming a part of the resident portion of the city is Portland Marquam and Willamette heights, a beau tiful elevation rising from 400 to 800 feet, from which vantage point one can corn-  There has been for several years in tthê::' minds of our most prominent builders aadl? contractors, a strong desire to establish^ sil means of closer business intercourse between property owners and builders^aai? to bring about methods for the advancx--ment of t^e building trades, and to st»» -late wiser economy in the managementefi their business so as to offer greater indocc t mentsfor an increased amotmtoi buildi^rr by our non-resident visitorsv  Several meetings have recentit- bser,..-held on the foregoing subiect; and; Mr.> Thursday evening, February 26,- a^coo^ poration was organised under the law^efe Maine, to be called the Buikders'Assoc»--tioG of Bar Harbor, with a capital stodt... of i5io,ooo. the purposes of whicli. ant ax-follows :  To promote a more thorough knowledga,',-of the science and art ot building and oft the works associated therewith.  To s.ifeguard the public andmembti>-oi the a.ssociation against abuses in Iht-buiidin«; associated I nes of business, aiic..'' to prevt'iU imposition on the part ot iiiJi-. sponsihle and incopetent persons.  To establish standards of niecliar. c i . skill and efficiency.  To promote liarniony betwe-.ii; .".r.piojfr, ers and workmen, and to provjcie io/ ikîc. settlement of disputes by personri coiripi tent to decide ciutslions a.'-isinii Ih'-building trades.  To acquire, own, manage, use and tccî; buildiiit;s and other real and personal proj,- ^ erty.  The corporation has leased ihe :ivrtr& large rooms on the second rioor ^f Kod;ck huildiiig, corner of Main and Cow tage streets.  '1 lu- otiicers ihu ass(M iation art ; — A. 1;. Lawrence, president; H. 1-: W'.ikt-tield, vict presidenl ; 1-. A. l.t-acb, sttit-tary and treasurer.  The directors of the association art 1'. W. llldm.l\luk], I has. .S. (ireen. \Vn. L.. Pierce, C.eo. L. Wescott, lùbcn l-v. Whittaktr.  (Other meml)ers:—(ieo. P. Hillings,. \V.. K. Urann, F. L. Brewer, J. J Canniag-J, Clark, A. H. Davenport, Osmonci Lmery, K. D. Foster, W. H. HiggBDS,. Asa Hodgkins, C. A. Hodgkins, Chas>. W. Hodgkins, H.C. Hodgkins, Seth Hopkâs^ A. F. Jordan, H. A. Lawford, H. W. Leighton, H. W. Marshall, R. H. Mooo,. C. H. Norris, C. E. Parker, (i. H. I^ebfc,. John K. Preble, B. C. Reynolds, Fred L. Savage, Chas. Shea, James .Shea, F. K. Sherman, E. L. Simpson, H. I. Stanley,. R. K. Stanley, Lorenzo E. Stewart, Fraafcz T. Young.  The Mount Desert Nurseries  WM. MILLER, Manager.  ■ ■ ■ ■ R O S E S ■ ■ ■ •  A large importation of strong, specially, selected, K^r gllsh-grown. Hybrid Perpetuáis. These roées are n:nuh superior to the German, Dutch and French; they aro hardier, better suited to this climate, and lower budded, allowing them to t)e planted t)elow the bud while yet avoiding too deep plantlag, and giving them the advantage of rooting upon their own wood.  Also a large importation of strong, English-grown Teas and Hybrid Teas, for bedding purposes.  We can supply u. !ngllsh-gi  Write for descriptive list of varieties, and prices.  ag pur|^  limited number of Standard B. P. Roses, Engllsh-grow'nl  The  Omoe and Greenhouses aie upon Schoonci road and hi^ve telephone opnneotlonsa^  Hmmrn  'ÍÍ t,* J Í. «   

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