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VOL. XIII, No. 10.
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1910.
FOR BELOVED BOBBY BURNS
His Birthday Anniversary Draws"Clans"
Together in Honored Memory.
Sir. Alexander McGregor Deliver
Addrcta and Song's and Good Cheer
Iteund Oat Merry .Evening-.
;T this season of the year
when many visitors are
Scotsmen, it was but
natural that "Bobby"
Burns, beloved by all
who have a drop of
Scotch blood in their veins, should be
honored in true Highland style on the
one hundred and fifty-first anniversary
of his birth with dinner, song, oratory
and good cheer.
A "gathering of the clans" it certainly
was with the "braid tODgue" much in
evidence, a picture of the poet with the
immortal motto "a man's a man for a'
that" a conspicious feature of decora
tion, and the table itself a "sicht for sair
een :" cockie-leckie, sheeps' heid broth,
North Carolina wild turkey, gigot o'
mutton, cold roast o' beef, white potted
heid, currant bun, shortbried, and the
best blend of Clan MacKenzie, together
with Huyler's sweeties frae New York.
After justice had been done tae the
goodies, all joined in the Scotch songs ;
"I Love a Lassie" and then "Comin'
Thro' the Rye," "Scots Wae Hae," etc.
Mr. Herbert L. Jillson acted as toast
master and in proposing the imperishable
memory of Burns, said: "It would be
hard to expect me to say something that
has not been said many times before or
to give you some appreciation that is
wholly fresh ; for Wordsworth has sung
of him, Emerson has discoursed of him ;
Carlyle has made him live for us again.
We have however, with us tonight one
whose 'seat is always at the head of the
table' and I take pleasure in presenting
the orator of the evening, Alexander
McGregor, Ex-President Scots Charitable
Society, of Boston."
After a few humorous introductory
remarks Mr. McGregor said in part :
"It is always a pleasure to speak of the
land of the heather and the thistle, the
land of poetry and song, the home of
Burns and Scott. The great merit of
Burns is that he has taken things of
everyday life and put them before us as
only a supreme artist could, with a depth
and a wealth of feeling and sincerity
which knows no match.
"Burns had heart and it is to the heart
he appeals in each one of us who love
him He is read in the palace and in the
cottage, in the library and on the hill
side, with equal zest and equi.l under
standing There was no man who realiz
ed more strongly the true meaning of
that immortal line, "a man's a man for
a' that." When he speaks of "Mary in
Heaven" he paints her in words that are
unsurpassed for exquisite and tender
grace. His sympathy for the weak and
erring was universal and in his "Address
to the Deil" he extended it further than
is to be found anywhere else in literature.
"Imperial Caesar may be forgotten,
DINNER FOIl MISS llOJLtTOIV.
Mr Spencer Waters Entertains In
Honor of Ills Fiancee.
Mr. Spencer Waters of New York,
entertained at dinner at The Carolina,
Wednesday evening, in honor of his
fiancee, Miss Harriet Horton of Williams
port, Pa., the guests including Mrs.
Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tufts of
Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Jillson
of Worcester, Mrs. C. W. Lee and Miss
McGuire of New York, Miss Lucy Priest
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MR. ALEXANDER MC GREGOR.
the work of an Alexander has passed on
the far away echoes of history, a Marl
borough, a Napoleon, are half forgotten
when their generation is passed; but a
Shakespeare, a Milton, a Goethe, a Hom
er, a Burns these belong not to one
time, to no one age ; but to all time and
The banquet broke up in the sma' 'oors
aifter singin' "Auld Lang Syne" and it
was a rale nicht, and I might j is t mention
we will celebrate again next year.
of Portsmouth, Messrs. Wilber C. John
son, Gale Young and P. S. McLaughlin
of New York, J. Cushing Todd of New
buryport, and Dr. Myron W. Marrof
The table was daintily decorated with
carnations and the place cards were
floral souvenirs, each bearing a "pet"
name ; the table decorations distributed
at the close of the spread.
Mr. W. C. Johnson, dines Mr.
Waters and Miss Horton next week.
POVERTY AND HARD TIMES
Tonight's Carolina Party Inaugurates
Season's More Formal Dances.
St. Valentine's Cotillion Announced
For the Week to Come and Many
Other Affairs Planned.
ONIGHT'S "poverty" or
"hard times" party at
The Carolina inaugurates
the more formal of the
dances which annually
add gaiety to the social
season, cottagers and other hotel guests
ioining in the merrymaking. The invi
tation says that costumes should "look
the part" and prizes are to be given for
the best representations ; a "snack" to be
served at intermission. Some novel sur
prises are also promised, and the present
indications are that the floor will not be
unlike a beggar's parade 'round a free
ST. valentine's cotillion next.
On Saturday evening next, the
twelfth, St. Valentine's Cotillion, the '
first of the more brilliant social
events, is announced, an active commit
tee planning to make the affair an aus
picious opening for the season, through
clever figures, showy favors and an at
tractive dance order.
OTHER AFFAIRS PLANNED.
Other affairs planned for the imme
diate future include a minstrel show and
possibly a play or mock circus ; every
indication that the weeks to come hold
much in store from the social stand
point, for the entire Village.
avAii siiootixo is pbihie.
I. T. .Baxter Is IXIg-h JLlne In Week
ot .Excellent Sport.
The quail hunters are making the most
of the fine shooting, the week adding
many to the list of those who are spend
ing much time in the covers.
F. T. Baxter and his friend, A. L.
Brown of Boston, are high line with bags
of sixteen and twelve.
A. M. White and H. T. White of
Brooklyn, brought in an even dozen
John C. Spring of Boston, has made
several kills of from eight to twelve.
F. H. Crary of Crandford, and P. Mal
lory of New York, are among others
who are having excellent sport.