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Special low-rate excursions from all points east of the Ohio River on June 22, July 6 and 20 and August 3, 17 and 31.

ASBURY PARK, N. J.

National Educational Association, July 3-7.

BALTIMORE, MD.

International Convention Christian Endeavor, July 5-10.

BUFFALO, N. Y.

B. P. O. Elks, Grand Lodge, July 11-15.

DENVER, COL.

Epworth League, July 5-9.

DENVER, COL.

G. A. R. Encampment, September 4-7.

NIAGARA FALLS.

Imperial Council, Ancient Order of Mystic Shrine, June 20-21.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F.

PORTLAND, ORE.

Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, June 1 to October 15.
National American Woman's Suffrage Association, June 29 to July 5.

American Library Association, July 2-7.

American Medical Association, July 11-14.

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BOOK OF THE ROYAL BLUE.

PUBLISHED MONTHLY

COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY THE PASSENGER DEPARTMENT, BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD.

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Ah, Spring as it was in the days gone by;
Ah, white of the Cloudland, blue of the sky!
Ah, wonderful forest and hill and stream,
Yours still is the secret of soundless dream
And joy past analysis; yours to give
Anew to the world-worn the right to live
That wonderful life of the child again-
The life that to women is lost, and men.
Hark! Voices of Nature are calling loud
And thinning the ranks of the madding crowd,
While back to her heart in the stream-fed wood
Kind Nature allures us with "Come, be good!"

II.

Ah, child that you were, with your eyes love-sweet;
Ah, child that I was with my bare, brown feet;
Ah, Springs that they were which our youthtime knew
When I was but I, dear, and you just You!
The trees overhead with their op'ning buds,
The streams tired out with their April floods-
These sang to our ears, to our eyes, our hearts,
Gold sun-arrow smote us, a thousand darts-
Smote, yet with a touch like a mother's kiss,
While both of us revelled and romped in bliss;
But ever too endlessly glad to know

Or care why it was we could revel so.

No. 7

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ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN RESORTS.

DEER PARK, MARYLAND.

WAY up in the Alleghenies is a broad plateau, 3,000 feet above the level of the sea, which forms the great watershed to the Atlantic on the east, the Mississippi on the west and the Gulf of Mexico on the south. This plateau

EAST ANNEX, DEER PARK HOTEL.

is comparatively level for a distance of nine miles, and is covered with beautiful forests. Here are those mountainous havens of rest, Deer Park, Mountain Lake Park and Oakland. To reach either of these resorts the tourist will have to traverse some of the most charmingly picturesque scenery on the American continent, constantly increasing as he approaches the top of the mountain range. Of the three, Deer Park has the most beautiful natural location.

Standing in the midst of a lovely tract of 500 acres, the Deer Park Hotel and its family of cottages presents a most attractive sight. The utmost good taste has been shown in the preservation of the forests whilst removing enough trees to enhance

the beauty of the grounds. Rising above the surrounding oaks, beech, maple, etc., the roof line of the main hotel reveals itself above a verdant background of dense foliage. To the right and left of the spacious center building the eastern and western annexes form a pleasing picture to the architectural eye. Either one of these buildings would form a large hotel, but virtually they are one structure, being connected by covered passage-ways along the first and second floors. The splendid buildings, with big, airy rooms and immense verandas, are on top of a knoll, with the beautiful lawn sloping gently to the railway station, 300 yards distant.

The hotel is supplied with every conceivable modern appliance for the convenience of its guests. Nothing is omitted which is necessary to the taste of the most fastidious person, notwithstanding its isolation on the top of a mountain. It is a city in itself, provided with its own gas and electric plants

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hotel. It has been customary to open these cottages about June 15th of each year and the hotel proper June 24th.

Not far from the hotel in a beautiful spot is "Boiling Spring," issuing from the rocky heart of the mountain, from which the most delightful crystal-clear water flows in superabundance. It has a daily flow of 150,000 gallons of purest water, even supplying the two large swimming pools of the hotel. Deer Park water as a table water has no equal, and is by analysis absolutely pure. The water is highly recommended by lead

TENNIS COURTS, DEER PARK HOTEL.

the pleasures of bathing as at a watering place. One of these pools is for the exclusive use of ladies and children, and the other for gentlemen; the temperature of the water is regulated by a complete system of heating. Turkish and Russian baths are connected with the swimming pools. A supplementary amusement building or casino is provided with billiard and pool tables and an immense bowling alley.

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SWIMMING POOL, DEER PARK HOTEL.

ing physicians for its purity, and it is used throughout the entire dining car system of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The spring is about two miles from the hotel and is

GROVE IN DEER PARK ENCLOSURE.

The "Glades" furnish enchanting drives and bridle paths through the mountain forests, and consequently a suitable livery establishment is one of the features of Deer Park. Vehicles of all kinds can be furnished, from a dog-cart to a tally-ho, and good horses are available for either driving or riding. Accommodations are provided for horses and vehicles brought by guests to the Park. There are excellent roads for cycling; tennis courts and ball grounds. A nine-link golf course is a special feature. The morning band concerts and evening hops at the hotel are not overlooked.

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