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VOL. IX; NO 3.
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER SIXTEENTH, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
A CASE OF THEY ALSO RAN
This was Position of Hounds in First
Paper Chase of Season.
Wiley Ilarei leave Intricate Trail
and Have Thing: all Their
Own Way Monday.
HE manifest interest in
and success of the Paper
Chase, held Monday af
ternoon, speaks well for
future events of this
character of which it is
the first, and which promise to do much
toward awakening an additional interest
in an already popular pastime. The affair
was arranged on the impulse of the mo
ment, in response to a general demand,
but it was; nevertheless, an unqualified
success from start to finish, and will fur
nish a pleasant topic of conversation for
many a day to come. .
To be sure, the "hares"' had things
all their own way, finishing a good
thirty minutes ahead of the "hounds,"
but nobody felt especially chagrined or
jubilant, for the pursuers found just as
much pleasure in figuring out the intri
cate trail as the pursued did in making
it. Then after the run, everybody told
everybody else just where they went and
what they did ; just what they would do
if they were to run the race over, and in
the end, the hounds became confident
that the hares escaped only through ac
cident, and the hares were more fully
convinced than ever that they never could
The meet was at The Inn at shortly
after two o'clock, a company of guests
and Villagers gathering to watch the
start. Twenty minutes' lead was the
time allotted the nares, (Miss Mary Dut
ton and Mr. J. Cushing Todd, both of
Boston,) and with the express under
standing that they should not be gone
over one hour and leave a trail of paper
slips over the entire journey, beginning
at the Goat Farm gate.
At the click of the watches the hares
were off like the wind, while the steeds
of the hounds danced in rhythm to the
musical clatter, seeming to understand
that sooner or later they were to do the
One, two, three minutes dragged and
then someone had the temerity to en
quire how long the hares had been gone,
and on being informed that only three
minutes had elapsed seemed inclined to
question the timekeepers. Fifteen min
utes dragged along next with frequent re
quests for the time and evident impa
tience, until, finally, the party agreed to
walk to the gate. Then the cavalcade
moved slowly through the Village and
the remaining time allowance of the start
was used up in this way.
Clear and white the trail stood out at
the gate, leading down the chicken farm
road, and with a wild whoop, the pack
gave cry. Down the road for a short dis
tance, it dashed and then the trail swung
sharply to the left and twisted and
turned through the scrub oak, on and on,
up hill and down in bewildering maze.
Close bunched, the hounds followed and,
presently, the scent grew hot on a cart
road, and then, suddenly, ceased in a
double after double being unravelled un
til, finally, the trail stood out sharp and
clear in a bit of burnt ground only to be
lost in another double, which being un
ravelled, brought the hunters close to the
Village fence and not far from the gate
where the hares started.
It was all very easy after that, but the
birds had flown, and the only reward of
the leaders of the pack, Mrs. Tufts, Mr.
Fahey and Mr. Jillson, was the finding
of the empty paper sacks, precisely
twenty minutes after the hares had
A moment later the hares put in an ap
pearance, returning from their run to the
hotel, and together the company set oft"
y ; y J
MR. AND MRS, NATHANIEL F. MOORE, CHICAGO.
faint scattering of paper at crossroads.
"They've doubled," cried someone, and
upon all sides the hounds spread out like
bees, scattering to find the trail again ;
but the minutes passed with no sign of
where the quarry had gone. Then slow
ly down the back track a few worked
until, finally, the point where the double
turned off was discovered. Then once
more, the cry was taken up, but this time
by only a remnant of the pack, for
the majority were hunting aimlessly be
yond the point where the false trail
In and out the eager hounds worked,
to round up the scattered pack and to say
that the game was over. At evening,
came the jolly reunion of hounds and
hares, where differences were forgotten,
and plans were laid for future events
which will, doubtless, be of 'frequent oc
currence. The hounds in the chase were Mrs.
Leonard Tufts, Miss Alice Dutton, Mr.
B. P. P. Mosley, Mr. Harry W. Brown,
Mr. J. II. Fahey, Boston; Miss Helen
Taylor, Wilmington, Del.; Mr. 11. B.
Gregory, Chicago ; Mr. II. W. Toothaker,
Hartford, and Mr. Herbert L. Jillson,
Clever Representations Baffle Guests
at Holly Inn Book Party.
Bay When You Know Mind and
Ilumoroui lllddle Prevail
The Prize Wiimen.
A T U11DA Y eve ning's
Book Party at The Inn,
drew together a congen
ial company of Village
guests and a pleasant
hour was sncnt in fig
uring out the puzzling problems pre
sented. "Well-known" books were asked
for, but this offered a wide range for in
dividual selection which covered varying
portions of the literary map.
Humorous riddles were in the majority,
of real impersonations there were a few,
and a number of clever devices bafiled
the company completely.
Prizes were given for the largest num
ber of correct guesses and the best rep
resentations, the latter choice being de
cided by vote, Miss Anne L. Hay of New
York, and Mr. K. B. Gregory of Chicago,
tying, Miss Hay winning on the draw.
Miss Hay's book was one of the "easy
when you know" kind, and a gen
eral ripple of laughter went round the
room when it was announced ; the title
being hidden, in a poster announcing the
Book Party, and was, naturally, "The
Affair at The Inn."
Mr. Gregory's puzzle was a clever
reproduction of a group of four fig
ures partially concealed behind a curtain,
and it was very apparent to all, when ex
plained, that it was "The Choir Invisi
ble." Among other very clever devices was
Miss Elizabeth Macfarlane's "Desperate
Remedies," represented by a string of
pharmacy bottles, labelled nitro-glycer-ine,
anti-toxin, morphine and strychnine.
Dr. George S. Hill concealed his book
in a picture of a young woman in an
agony of angry tears ; the cry sis "The
Crisis," and Mrs. Hill's device was a type
line reading "The Pinehurst General Of
fice" "The Seats of the Mighty."
Mr. Aug. F. Brombacher had a picture
of a man perched upon an express box
marked for Pinehurst ; easily "The Man
on the Box," when one knew.
Dr. J. II. Packard gave not only the
name of his book but its author, in the
form of an elongated letter A, with two
dots beside it ; in no sense a broad by (or
beside) two marks "Innocence Abroad,"
(Concluded on page nine.")