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The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, February 04, 1911, Image 1

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VOL. XIV, NO. 10 SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1911 FIVE CENTS SANDY, RED FOX AND FLEET Forewarned He Heeded Not and Over Confldence Was His Undoing Twice Outdistances Hounds, But Clever Double Doesn't Work and Sight Dace Cuds Cliase SANDY, red fox and fleet, had things pretty much his own way hereabouts. The chick ens and ducks at the Poultry Farm were plump and juicy, the days balmy, the nights warm. A haven it seemed in contrast to the bleak north which had once been his home. .To be sure,tbe serenity of things was disturbed somewhat by the appearance of many hounds and the familiar norn, but Sandy, like all of his kind, only regarded them with noble scorn. From time to time news of the havoc wrought among his gray brothers, gathered in nocturnal ramblings, should have forewarned him, but this did not even elicit sympathy,for why shouldn't a gray fox be caught if he persists in wasting strength in twist ing and doubling, when he should strike for the distant hills? And so Sandy went his way rejoicing, confident, unconcerned. Then in the graydawn,there came to his alert ears the baying of dogs. Down the swale it wound and up the hillside to the poultry yards, and Sandy vaguely recalled as he lay in his snug bed, that there was a certain familiarity in the route as associated with the night just ended. Then the sound swept down to the point where Sandy had entered cover, very carefully hiding his tracks by walking down stream, and swung away to the north. "Thought so" soliloquized Sandy, clos ing his eyes again, just as the music shifted. Then a pause and the sound moved down stream. "They'll never find me," thought Sandy, and his cun ning eyes narrowed as he waited for the dogs to pass. Pass they did, but quickly back they came and one keen nose came in contact with a spot Sandy had touched ever so lightly, on his way to secret cover. A wild cry told the story and for a less confident fox it would have been the alarm signal, but still Sandy lingered. Then an answering chorus warned him that it was only a question of time and regretfully he rose,stretched hiimelf and waited, poised for the first spring. A few minutes later the fore most hound sighted him and with a mag nificent leap and a defiant whisk of the tail, Sandy darted away, a tantalizing "catch me" in his manner. Then tiring of play Sandy laid out for distance, van ishing on wings of the wind, and not un til Little River was reached did he pause, muddle his trail at the waters' edge, swim up stream,cross and sink to rest, in a nearby swamp, confident that the race was won, conscious that his work was good. meditated, the persistent baying bore down upon him and he leaped away, swinging in a wide circle towards the starting point, but the speed was not there and try as he would, nearer and nearer came the ominous baying, and nerving himself to a supreme effort, he left the hateful sound behind again, but even as he paused the wind bore it down to him. Then scenting danger, Sandy played his best card. Galloping down an old road he doubled quickly back, log-hop- D?00?J C?)C?3C&l)J ' . : u t y -Jr V- &t- -J? -r-' V,l -t U 1 IRVING C. WRIGHT HENRY C. BRIDGERS 8 8 go go go go go go go go; go go go go go go go go go go tgl3l&3l&l Presently Sandy heard the hounds at the river, he expected that ; but when the voices took the trail again half a mile up stream, he felt annoyance. Nearer the pack came and Sandy moved on, vaguely conscious that things were not turning out just as he expected. Once more a wild dash left the music far be hind. Once more a pause1 to cover the trail and slink to cover, but while he ped across to an adjoining cover and wait ed for the dogs to sweep past, thus open ing an avenue to safety, a run back to the impenetrable swamp, its cool, refreshing waters, and safety. Spread out like a fan the pack came, on they swept and Sandy's shrewd lips curled; but alas, too soon, for at that moment the right tip of the fan touched one of Sandy's ( Concluded on page eleven) MIDWINTER CHAMPIONSHIP First Annual Tennis Tournament Rounds Out Full Week of Keen Flay Interest of Big Ctallerj Centers la Final Which Irving C. Wright Wins from Ilenry C. D ridge rs enJLIL-Lfl ssi THE first annual Mid winter tennis tourna ment rounded out a full week of keen play, the interest of big galleries which followed play centered in the final g of the Men's Singles, in which Irving C. Wright of Boston, met Henry Clark Bridgers of Tarboro, N. C, from whom he won handily 61, 61, 62. In the semi-final Mr. Wright defeated Fred A. King of Northboro, Mass., 6 2, 6 3, and Mr. Bridgers won from Howard Bissell of Buffalo, 64, 6 4. In the second round Wright met F. H. Norton of Brooklyn, whom he defeated 6 2, 6 3 ; Bridgers, Thaxton Eaton of And over, whom he defeated 6 0, 6 2 ; Bis sell, R. W. Nalle of Richmond, whom he defeated 6 4, 6 4 ; and King advanced on the default of Paul E. Gardner of Chicago. In the first round Wright de feated II. E. Avery of Detroit 62, 61 ; Bridgers, Hammet Norton of Brooklyn, 68, 61, 64; Bissell, E. B. Aymar of New York, 61, 62; Nalle, E. F. Cheney of Grand Rapids, 60, 60; King, Guy Metcalf of Providence, 6 4, 61 ; and N. S. Hurd of Pittsburg, de faulted to Eaton, R, H. Fullerton of Chillicothe, to Norton, and Paul D.Ham lin of Chioago, to Gardner. In the Women's Singles final, Mrs. C. F. Hager of Lancaster, Pa., defeated Mrs. R. C. King of New Canaan, Ct., 75, 6 4. In the semi-final, Mrs. Hager defeated Miss Ethel Check of New York, 06, 60, 63, and Mrs. King won from Miss H. M. Shannon of Buffalo, 61, 6 2. In the first round Mrs. Hager defeated Mrs. II. W. Brower of Plain field, 61, 64 ; Mrs. King, Miss Bar bara C. Lewis of Philadelphia, 86, 63 ; Miss Check, Miss Marjorie L. Weller of St. Catherine, 61, 60; and Miss Shannon, Miss Eleanor Boyd of Boston, 62, 36, 62. In special Mixed Doubles, Mr. E. B. Aymar, and Miss Barbara C. Lewis, were the winners of the final from Mr. and Mrs. R. C. King, 62, 63. In the semi-final Mr. Aymar and Miss Lewis (Concluded on page ten) J

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