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VOL. VIII ; NO. 4.
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER TENTH.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BIRDS AROUND PINEHURST
The Village Offers Varied Attractions for
the Lover of Songsters.
Winter Itenidvnln and Trannien Con
nfitue the Ilirtl Colony Interentlng"
Information Concerning- It.
! I IK bird lover of the North
ndils one more depressing
item to the list of discon
solate ideas connected
with the autumn. To him
the falling of the leaves,
the fading of the llowers, the sighing of
the winds, the blighting frosts, are noth
ing in comparison with the departure of
the birds. Every day he looks at the
departing birds with the look one gives to
friends he may be meeting for the last
time. If, however, he too is preparing
for a southward flight, he can nod to
them cheerfully, saying, "Only a few
days and we'll meet again." Pinehurst
certainly oilers great attraction to the bird
lover. Kvery day he is here there are
numerous birds to be found who are win
ter residents, while, if he comes early
enough, he can have glimpses of many
on their way to Florida and from Febru
ary on, he will see many others pause
here on their spring migration north
ward. The first bird, I noticed here, early in
November, was the bluebird. His notes
will be heard all winter, somewhat, plain
tive in tone, but full of his own peculiar
sweetness. His coat seems to be of a
deeper, richer blue than in the north, and
is thrown into relief by the brown oak
leaves among which he perches.
Naturally we think most of the robin,
but that familiar friend seems to have
some, objection to Pinehurst as his winter
abode. Last season I did not see one until
sometime in January, but a fortnight ago
I heard a great clamor among the trees
and found it to be caused by a large flock
f robins who were flying about, scolding
and calling all at once and again perching
in rows on the same branches to exchange
confidence. Evidently something of im
portance was under consideration and as
1 have not see a robin since, I surmise
they were preparing for their departure.
Frequently one may hear the sound of
the red-headed woodpecker's watchman's
iiit tie. His beautiful redhead is a sign
of age and wisdom as he does not show a
hint of that brilliant color during his first
reason. He seems to spend a great deal
of time in plying aimlessly from tree to
tree, often holding in his bill some large
object which he pounds vigorously against
a branch or drops indiH'erently,as the case
The. flicker is always in evidence, his
brown, mottled breast and golden-lined
wings distinguishing him from other
woodpeckers with whom his red cap
and long bill proclaim kinship, lioth
of these woodpeckers seem to be strange
ly attracted by chimneys. I have seen
the red-headed one promenading about
them, inspecting the opening with great
a yellow breast quite unlike the brown
spotted one of the flicker and the flash of
white in flying comes from the outer tail
feathers, while that of the flicker is on
One of the iribst beautiful of the
sparrows is very plentiful around the
branches. This is the white-throat, known
variously as the peabody-bird, Canada
bird and planting-bird. You may know
him by the beautiful black and white
stripes over his head and especially by
the dainty white bib he wears carefully
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MRS. M. I). PATERSON WINNER RECENT BALTUSllOL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP.
interest and within a few days a sorely
frightened flicker was rescued from the
chimney of The Holly Inn music room.
Every now and then the sweet shrill
notes of the meadow larks greet our ear.
A chorus of them is well worth hearing
but they are nervous, timorous creatures
and seldom allow a close approach. They
are sometimes confounded with the flick
ers as they are about the same size, wear
black crescents on their breasts and show
white in flying. The lark, however, has
tucked under his chin. His song is pecul
iarly distinctive", high and clear, and on
warm, sunny days I hear it with all the
vigor of the spring time : "Sow wheat !
Peabody ! Peabody ! Peabody !" he calls,
sometimes flatting the second note very
badly. I fancy he does this more fre
quently on dark, chilly days and surely
the note when correctly sung, is of a
sufficiently high pitch to require good
spirits to attempt it.
L. E. 0.
To be Continued,)
COL. ASHBY WINS TROPHY
Saturday's Golf Tournament Draws Good
Field of Participants.
CIiarlv Ilannel and A. 1. Creamer,
the Scratch Jlen, finish hut a
Single Stroke Apart.
ATUPD A Y'S s u b s c r i p
tion medal play golf
handicap drew a good
Held of participants, and
there were pretty con
tests not only for the cup
offered for the best net score, but also for
the honor of making the best gross score
of the day.
Col. U. S. Ashby, of Passaic, X. J.,
won cup oilered for the best net score
with a card of 111, which less his handi
cap of 20, gave him 91 net, and Charles
Hansel, of New York, and A. I. Creamer,
of North Conway, the scratch men, were
but a single stroke apart on gross scores,
108 and lOt), respectively.
The scores were as a whole, rather
large and slow greens caused by the rain
of the day previous, and the fact that many
of the participants were not in form, were
responsible for them. For this reason
several did not hand in cards.
THE SCORES IN DETAIL.
Out In (Jr Hp Net
New York 51 57 108 0 108
A. I. Creamer,
Kearsarge, X. II. 53 56 109 0 109
B. S. Ashby,
Passaic. X. J. 57 54 111 20 91
O. II. Bluckman,
Xew York. 68 58 126 12 1H
F. A. King,
II. L. Jillson,
Xorthward-IIo! Kineo. Xo card
F. W. Kenyon,
T. B. Cotter,
J. V. Hall,
E. G. Warfield,
Sunday services will be held regularly
in The Village Hall Sunday morning;
Episcopal services at ten and Union at