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VOL. III., NO. 24.
PINEHURST, N. C, APR. 13, 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
' 11 vi'dime un pen, beaucoup passionement, pas
de tout! '
Come poly-petaled Marguerite
My fortune tell, I do entreat,
I long to know my future lot,
Oh do not say "He loves me not!"
Who gave thy snowy leaves this power
O'er human destinies, fair flower?
The sepaled calyx scarce can hold
Such revenue of shining gold.
How lavish art thou with thy gain
Disbursing it o'er Held and lane
And this at least we learn of thee
To scatter riches royally.
Whatever be our future fate
'Tis best in calm content to wait,
And if he love me well ! If not
Some worthier one, may be my lot.
Anna Hukharo Mkhcuk.
For several years past one of the best
features of our village amusements has
been the annual amateur minstrel enter
tainment iven hy home talent, and the
announcement that the local burnt cork
artists would hold the boards has always
been sutlicient to fill the Village Hall.
The minstrel entertainment last Monday
evening proved fully as popular as those
preceding it. The advance sale of tickets
was large, and shortly after the doors
were opened the hall was well filled with
our villagers whose anticipations of an
evening of fun were very happily realized.
As the curtain went up for the opening
chorus the performers were seen arranged
in a semi-circle about the stage in conven
tional minstrel style the two bones on
the right, two tambos on the left, the
interlocutor in the centre at the back, and
the space between filled by the chorus.
In front of the interlocutor was the clerk.
The two men on the ends were made up
with white duck trousers, short black
coats of fancy cut and decorated with
tassels, lace waistcoats, high standing
collars and immense neckties. During the
opening chorus they sported handsome
black coaching shades. The interlocutor
was dressed all in white and the balance
of the company had suits of red, white
and blue, with high standing collars, and
the whole effect was very pleasing.
The opening chorus, "Down the Ohio,"
was finely sung and was an excellent
example of the good things to come.
Jokes were then in order and the audi
ence was kept in the best of humor for
the balance of the evening. A large por
tion of the witticisms had a, local flavor,
which made them all the more enjoyable,
'lid the victims took it all in good part
Jind joined in the laughter as heartily
;i the rest of the audience. All were
hi ight, fresh and pointed. Lack of space
prevents our publishing all, but a few of
the best local ones were as follows:
Question Why do people like to stay
sit the "Berkshire? Answer Because
there's no night there it is all Day.
QuestionWhat's the difference be
tween a bald-headed man and Pinehurst?
Answer The man has no tufts (of hair)
hut Pinehurst is all Tufts'.
Question What is the most popular
game at Holly Inn? Answer Hyde and
Question What is the difference be
tween the Holly Inn orchestra and its
leader? Answer The leader is alwavs
Sharp and the orchestra is never flat.
Question Why is the new Carolina
Hotel like a Catholic church? Answer
Because both are managed by a Priest.
The end men all carried out their parts
in fine style, the dialect of Mr. Baxter
being especially good, and Air. Butler
filled the position of interlocutor in an
able manner. The solos were very pleas
ing and were well received, that of Mr.
Baxter receiving a hearty encore. Master
Robinson was suffering from a cold and
was unable to sing his solo, and it was
rendered very acceptably by Mr. St.
Clair. The comic love song, "Sally,"
by Mr. St. Clair closed the first part of
The second part of the program opened
up with a number of plantation songs by
Messrs. Adams, Sexton and Thompson
of Aberdeen. These were finely rendered
and our villagers showed their apprecia
tion by hearty and prolonged applause.
Next came the cake walk by Mr. Adams.
This was one of the finest performances
ever seen on the Pinehurst stage and
would do credit to a professional, lie
was liberally applauded. The negro
sermon by Mr. Adams was next on the
program, and it was finely rendered and
The entertainment was brought to a
close by the comical sketch "The Dumb
Darkey's Courtship." This was carried
out without a hitch and proved very
enjoyable. All the parts were well taken,
that of Clementine by Miss Parker, being
especially good. It was a fitting wind-
the program. The program in full was
Holly Inn Orchestra
Opening Chorus "Down the Ohio"
A. I). St. Clair
C. E. Vale
J. L. Stephens
.J. T. Sexton
CJeorire Thompson Bert Couch
C. Baxter )
M. F. Black I
-J. C. Adams
M. W. .Jordan
A.' C. Butler. Interlocutor Clerk, F. Robinson
Comic Song "Hannah Get the Broom"
Mr. J. L. Stephens
Ballad "My Lady Lu" Mr. M. F. Black
Ballad "When There's Love at Home"
Master F. Robinson
Comic Song" When a Coon Sits in the
Presidential Chair" Mr. Charles Baxter
Ballad "Mandy Lee" Mr. Charlen E. Vale
Comic Love Song "Sally" Mr. A. I). St. Clair
Selection Holly Inn Orchestra
Camp-Meeting Songs, Trios, Etc.
Messrs. Adams, Sexton, Thompson
Cake Walk Mr. J. C. Adams
Negro Sermon Mr. J. C. Adams
Comical Sketcli "The Dumb Darkeys'
CAST OK CHARACTERS.
Clementine, Miss M. L. Parker
Policeman No. 99,99!), Mr. C Baxter
One-Armed Jake, Mr. Bert Couch
Augustus Mr. J. L. Stephens
Ladedah Dude, Mr. M. F. Black
Clementine's Husband, Mr. C. E. Vale
Finale Selections of Negro Melodies
I inn v I ii ii n Hi" i i (
up of a very pleasing entertainment.
The Holly Inn orchestra, under the
direction of Mr. Trev. Sharp, kindly vol
unteered to play on this occasion and
added greatly to the evening's pleasure
by their finely rendered musical num
bers. The costumes, wigs, etc., were made
by Miss M. L. Parker from designs
furnished hy Mr. St. Clair. She devoted
a large amount of time to the work and
deserves a great deal of credi for her
efforts toward making the affair a success.
After the close of the entertainment
those who took part were photographed
in costume on the stage by. Mr. Vale.
The next entertainment, the last of the
season, will be held in the Village Hall
next Monday evening, when the comical
one-act farce "Who's Who" will be pre
sented by local talent. Tickets 25 and
35 cents, on sale at the store. All seats
numbered and reserved.
Tlie Kicker' 1lnl Apologize..
Owing to the modesty of its members,
and their unwillingness to come befoie
the public, but little is known of the
Kickers' Club of Pinehurst. A recent
publication in The Outlook seems to
have been a surprise to your readers. It
is possible there are people here who did
not even know of its existence. For the
information of such a few lines may not
be out of place.
The club has no regular place of meet
ing, partly because its members are so
great that it is dilllcult to secure one.
The Village Hall might answer, but it is
in such constant use as to be unavailable.
Besides, it is not strictly necessary, in
the prosecution of its work, for a large
attendance at any one meeting. Under
its rules two or three members constitute
a quorum, and can do business. Almost
any room, therefore, will serve, and, not
infrequently, its meetings are held in the
Any day when the weather is a little
unfavorable you will see little groups
earnestly discussing some topic of inter
est. It is better not to intrude at such
times unless you wish to join the club. In
that case you will be cordially welcome.
In the course of the season our grieve
ances had become so great it was thought
best to make a public statement of them.
The manner and matter of it caused con
siderable discussion, and some dissension.
All being anxious to do the 'writing it
was finally agreed, by way of compro
mise, that it should be in rhyme, and
that each one should furnish a line.
Accordingly lots were drawn for num
bers; number one to furnish the initial
line; number two the corresponding one,
and so on through the whole list. On
counting up and consulting the editor
this was found impracticable, because he
insisted on devoting some space to the
Vardon golf tournament. A committee
was therefore drawn by lot to carry out
the idea and bring it within proper
limits. This will account for the feeble
character of the lines. Almost any one
of the members could have produced a
poem, full of sense and wit, which would
have been a credit to the club. The com
posite method accounts for its failure to
make an impression on the public.
It will be seen from this explanation
that it is unjust to put all the blame on
any one member. The fact that it had
so many authors should also tend to
assuage the wrath of those good people
who feel such a deep sympathy for the
owner of Pinehurst. It is not probable
that a single author would have so
abused his good nature. A humble
apology is herewith tendered him, and
those keen-witted friends of his, who
were even more aggrieved at that well
meant, but (as it now appears) vicious
15 v order of the Committee.
It was of Sir William Bovill that Ser
geant Uallantine is reported to have said
that, "with a little more experience,
Bovill would be the worst judge on the
Advertise in The Outlook.