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The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, April 13, 1900, Image 1

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II 1 VOL. III., NO. 24. PINEHURST, N. C, APR. 13, 1900. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE MARGUERITE. ' 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. PINEHURST MINSTRELS. 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 seek. 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 well received. 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- . i the program. The program in full was is follows: Overture PART ONE. Holly Inn Orchestra Opening Chorus "Down the Ohio" Tambos Bones 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 1 Tii.t-..r 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 PAKT TWO 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' Courtship" 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.. Mr. Editor: 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 street. 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 publication. 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 bench." Exchange. Advertise in The Outlook.

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