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VOL. XIII, No. 9.
SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1910.
THE MIDWINTER HANDICAP
Third Annual Turns Eyes of Trap
Shooting World Toward Pinehurst.
LASSY and representa
tive ! There you have it ;
the distinctive features
of the third annual Mid
winter Handicap Trap
Shootii g Tournament in
two words. As a natural consequence
came high averages and keen competition
which combined with perfection in man
agement, five hundred and fifty dollars
in added moneys, two splendid cups and
Preliminary; their respective scores, of
ninety-four and ninty-three, the best re
corded here and on par with the work of
the expert visiting "missionaries."
The race for the high average medals
was equally keen, Charles Nuchols of
Charlotte, first, breakiDg 372 of the
400 targets shot at, or ninety-three per
cent; J. E. Crayton, also of Charlotte,
second with 371 or ninety-two and three
fourths per cent, and W. F. Clarke of
Boston, third in 363 or ninety and three
fourths per cent. Mr. Crayton also led in
the score for the eight hundred targets
of the week, including the two hundred
target sweeps of the opening and closing
day, with 711, eighty-eight and seven
eighths per cent; Dr. Culver second with
694 or eighty-six and three fourths per
Mr. Powel and Mr. Crayton bunched in
a triple tie for third at ninety-oue.
Thursday morning's sweeps landed Mr.
Crayton and Mr. Clarke at the head
with scores of ninety-four, ninety-three ;
Dr. Culver and Mr. Owen tying for
second in ninety-one each
George Lyon set the pace for the pro
fessionals early in the game rounding
out a phenomenal straight run of one
hundred and eleven losing the gold
medal offered for the best average in the
final summing up to J. R. Taylor by
the narrow margin of three targets;
Mr. Taylor scoring three hundred and
eighty-six or ninety-six and one half per
cent, to three hundred and eighty three
or ninety-five and three fourths percent,
for Mr. Lyon. A single target away,
THE VILLAGE CLUB BAZAAR
Thursday, February Twenty-fourth, is
Date Announced for Annual Event.
NTICIPATED by the
entire colony is the an
nual Bazaar of the Pine
hurst Village Club, to be
held this year Thursday
February 24, in The Car
olina Music hall, practically everyone in
the Village having some part in the work
of preparation. As in the past the dec
orations will be a charming feature and
in addition to the wealth of useful and
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ornamental articles offered for sale", will C&rth
be the usual novelties and surprises. j t KxJUit
In general charge of the various com- j f y
mittes is Mrs. S. A. D. Sheppard assisted , j
Gardner, Mrs. II. II. Cutler, Mrs. John J '
Smithers and Miss Bruce, at the bag and
fancy table ; Mrs. John C. Spring, Mrs.
J. G. Splaine and Miss Child, at the re
freshment booth ; Mrs. T. J. Check and
Mrs. F. C. Abbe, at the utility table ;
Mrs. Tyler L. Redfield, at the toy and
grab bag table ; Mrs. H. W. Priest, at the
baby table ; Mrs. Guy Metcalf , at the
neckwear table ; Mrs. G. Dan Morgan at
the flower table ; and Miss Priscilla Beall
at the confectionery booth ; Mrs. F. A.
King having in charge the decorations.
The Bazaar will be open both after?
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PARTICIPANTS IN THE THIRD ANNUAL MIDWINTER HANDICAP.
two gold and two silver medals, made the
contest one which turned the eyes of the
entire trap shooting world toward Pine
hurst, further establishing the contest
in the place it now occupies among the
few leading shoots of the year.
From all sections came amateur experts
whose names are indelibly written in
trap shooting annals north, south, east
and west and with them as brilliant an
array of professionals as one will find at
the Grand American ; the result from the
opening report to the final echo, clean
cut and fast shooting; shooting which
will hold its own, all things considered,
with the best of records.
In the final summing up Dr. D. L.
Culver of Jersey City, and 11. M. Owen
of New York, divided honors, the former
winning the Handicap and the latter the
cent, and Mr. Clarke third in 689 or
eighty-six and one eighth per cent.
The consolation or closing event de
veloped a miss and out race between
Norwood Johnston of Pittsburg, and J.
Cushing Todd of Newburyport, which
the Pittsburger won with 174 to 173 for
the Massachusetts gunner ; Mr. Crayton
third in 165, the event two hundred
targets shot in ten twenty-target sweeps.
In the opening days and a similar event,
P. II. Powel of Newport, and Mr.
Nuchols tied at one hundred and eighty
eight each ; Mr. Crayton second in one
hundred and eighty-six.
In Friday morning's hundred target
sweep which preceded the handicap, Mr.
Nuchols and John Philip Sousa were
high guns in ninety-four and ninety
two ; Dr. J. II. Dreher of Wilmington,
in three hundred and eighty-two or
ninety-five and one half per cent, was
Lester German, with "the bunch"
"running at sight." In the total for the
eight hundred targets shot at Mr. Ger
man led with seven hundred and thirty
four or ninety-one and three fourths
per cent, Mr. Lyon a hot second in
seven hundred and thirty-three or
ninety-one and five eights per cent, and
Mr. Taylor third in seven hundred and
twenty-nine or ninety-one and one
eighth per cent.
Dr. Culver's twenty-four in the first
round of the handicap was equalled only
by B. B. Ward of Aberdeen, S. D., and
Mr. Clarke, his second ditto found only
one equal and one better, II. T. Edwards
straight, and with one target in the lead,
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