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VOL. III., NO. 18.
PINEHURST, N. C, MAR. 2, 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
KehH'tantly Winter preparcth to leave,
While knowing how few at his absence will
The 'north wind hath lent him his trumpet to
As raging he rideth enveloped In snow.
How lleively he hurleth sharp hail-stones and
vhile icicles serve him as spurs for his feet.
Taough Boreas may stiffen his frost-sprinkled
Rut little he recks it, and why should he care?
Aw ny from fair Nature's green pastures and leas,
His journey will lead him to Ice-covered seas.
Yet blustering March is his god-child most dear,
To his rival the spring, he dreads 'tis quite clear,
To give him, and so a sharp tussle ensues!
He'll light to the death, though the battle he lose.
Hence all these commotions, this blowing of
While praying for peace the community fasts!
How blessed that Easter should come on apace,
To save from destruction our suffering race.
Anna Hubbard mekcuu.
BABY SHOW AND CAKE WALK.
The IMiielmrst Village Hall Crowded to
I he Doors Last Week Thursday.
Thursday evening Inst week the annual
colored baby show and cake walk was
held in the Village Hall and, as formerly,
proved the most successful entertainment
of the season. Long before the appointed
hour a large crowd had gathered at the
entrance to the hall, and when the doors
opened at 7.30 the building was quickly
filled, and late-comers were unable to
gain an entrance.
The furnishings of the hall were ar
ranged especially for this occasion. In
the centre was a large table draped with
the national colors and bearing the four
large prize cakes. These cakes were
beautifully decorated with colored sugar
and reflected great credit on their maker,
Mr. Paul Reehter, the baker at Holly
Inn, who is an artist in his line. Around
the sides of the hall were placed three
rows of seats, and the folding doors of
the chapel were opened, making it a part
of the main hall, and that space was also
tilled with seats.
The main attraction, to the ladies at
least, was the cunning little colored
babies. There were fifteen of these all
dressed in their best and trying to look
their prettiest. They reposed in the
arms of their proud mammies who were
seated in two rows across the front of
the stage. This was the first opportun
ity that many of our Northern guests
have had to inspect little pickaninnies at
short range, and all seemed anxious to
improve the occasion. For over half an
hour the space in front of the stage was
packed with an admiring throng of ladies
a'id gentlemen who were busily engaged
1 making their choice for the prizes.
i romptly.at 8 o'clock the company was
nied to order by the master of ceremo
nies, Dr. Walter H. Parcels, who an
nounced that the time had come to award
the prizes, two in number, the winners
"emg decided by vote of the audience.
I'he ballots were collected by a eommit-
' composed of Messrs. Harry Stowe,
F. Black and Trev. Sharp, who then
retired to an ante-room to count the
votes. On returning they announced the
result as follows : 1st prize, $5.00 to No.
12, Miss Bertha Violet Parcels Goins;
2d prize, $2.50 to No. 13, Robert Lee
Phillips Richardson. The winner of the
second prize this year received the first
prize last winter. Each of the other
babies received a special prize of $1.00.
Following are the names of the babies
entered : Janette Baxter Dowd, Bertha
Violet Parcels Goins, Robert Lee Phillips
Richardson, Robert Lee Hinds, George
Dewey Crutchfield, Stonewall Jackson,
Emma Hampton, Laura Thompson, Irene
Chambers, David J. Wilson, Mamie Rus
sell, Sarah F. Monroe, Walter Richard
son, C. Birdie McKinnis, Mamie Mabel
The first two babies on the above list
were named for two Northern young
respond to a hearty encore. Sir Walter
Scott then followed with a song that was
well received. This ended the musical
part of the program.
Next in order was the cake walk by
the children. There were eight or ten
couples of the little tots, and the way
they pranced around the hall elicited a
tumult of applause. Messrs. W. A.
Warden, II. W. Baldwin and James Mc
Cuteheon were appointed judges, and
put the children through their paces.
The following were declared the winners :
1st prize, a large cake, Howard Scott and
Gertie Goins; 2nd prize, a small cake,
Ernest Gaddy and Loria McNeill.
Then came the principal event of the
evening, the cake walk by the adults, in
which twenty-one couples participated.
As the contestants lined up for the march
all cast hopeful glances toward the huge
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any choice from among the many candi
dates for preferment. Gradually the
contest was narrowed down by the
judges, who weeded out the least grace
ful couples, until there were but four
couples on the floor. These were de
clared winners as follows: 1st, Bob
Ingram and Mamie Mclver, large prize
cake; 2d, Ed King and Anna Richardson,
small cake; 3d, George Nazer and Nan
nie Black, special cash prize; 4th, Fred
Johnson and wife, special cash prize.
Bob Ingram, who was one of the win
ners of the first prize, was the winner of
the first prize in the cake walk last year,
also. The entertainment closed with the
awarding of the prizes.
Henderson McDonald, banjo artist,
acted as accompanist, and Prof. Phll
azeler presided at the piano during the
The committee in charge of the affair
were: Dr. W. II. Parcels and Messrs.
J. W. McArdle, W. A. Warden, Thomas
B. Jones, F. T. Spinney, A. D. St. Clair
and llarrv G. Stowe. The selection of
Dr. Parcels as master of ceremonies was
a particularly happy one and he filled
the position to the entire satisfaction of
The entertainment was the most suc
cessful of any held in the village this
season and the committee are to be con
gratulated on the happy result of their
KEY. EDWARD EVERETT HALE AT PIXEHURST.
ladies who are spending the winter here.
While the ballots were being taken and
counted a very enjoyable entertainment
was furnished by the colored people.
First on the program was a song by Prof.
Philazeler, who strode in attired in a
gorgeous costume. He was assisted by
a large chorus and was well received.
Next came a dance by Esther Baldwin,
Loria McNeill and Annabelle Scott, which
proved very pleasing.
Willie Spanes and Walter Scott then
took the floor for a clog dance, and they
were followed by Ethel and Blanche
Scott in song and dance.
The next number was a stump speech
by Wayman Ludlow, assisted by Robert
Brady, which made a decided hit. This
was followed by a dance by Anna Rich
ardson and Harriet McLauchlin, which
proved one of the most interesting events
of the evening.
Then came a song by Mary Grant and
Mamie Mclver, who were obliged to
orize cake reposing on the table in the
centre of the room. The judges who
picked the winners in the children s cane
walk were also chosen to decide upon
the winners in this contest, and then the
signal was "riven for the march to begin.
Around the hall they circled, the prize
cake in the centre acting as an incentive
to each couple to do their prettiest, while
admiring friends in the audience about
the sides of the hall cheered first one and
then another of the many competitors,
endeavoring: to spur them on the victory.
The walk was a revelation to a large
portion of the audience. All styles were
represented, from the Grecian bend witn
mincing step, to the hop, skip and jump.
The contestants were of all sizes and
shades. The tall and slim beau was
often found beside the short and stout
belle, and the chocolate colored maid
pranced beside the ebony-hued swain.
All came in for a share of the applause,
and for some time it was hard to make
Progressive Euchre at the Inn.
Last Friday evening a progressive
euchre party was given in the music room
at Holly Inn by the guests at that
hostelry and about sixty people took
part in the entertainment, which proved
to be most enjoyable. Play began about
8 o'clock and lasted until 10, when re
freshments were served, after which the
guests spent a short time in pleasant
The three ladies' prizes were won as
follows : 1st by Mrs. Cook, 2d by Mrs.
Mitchell, 3d or booby by Miss Parker.
The gentlemen prize winners were: 1st
Mr. Barker, 2d Mr. Rollins, and 3d or
booby prize, Mr. Bauinan.
The "lone hand" prize, offered for
either lady or gentleman making the
greatest number of lone hand plays, was
won by Mr. Curtis who was brave enough
to go it alone three times.
It is to be hoped that this affair may be
the forerunner of many pleasant occa
sions, and the guests at the Inn look for
ward to the next with eager eyes.
Whist at the Casino.
Last Monday evening the Casino parlor
was the scene of a very pleasant gather
ing, the occasion being a progressive
whist party tendered to the Casino guests
by the hostess, Mrs. F. H. McAlpiue,
who was assisted in entertaining by Mrs.
F. II. Carpenter. The evening's play
proved very interesting and resulted in
the following being declared the win
ners : 1st ladies' prize, a souvenir tooth-