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VOL. XXIH. NO. 10
FEBRUARY IS, 1H20
PRICK 10 CENTS
WITH THE TROTTERS
By U H. S ZOLLINGER
(Secretary of the American Trotting
The announcement, just made, that
the famous trotting stallion Lu Prince
ton (2.01) has been permanently retired
from the turf means that the Grand
Circuit has lost one of the most notable
race horses that has ever graced it. Lu
has had a wonderful career. He has
been a star for seasons and has seldom
failed to do something sensational
when called upon. He was the cham
pion trotter of the season of 1919 by a
wide margin, as . he trotted to a record
of 2:01 in October at Lexington, while
no other horse put in a mile during the
campaign faster than 2:03V.
It will always be a memorable thing
in both racing and breeding history that
in the latter part of 1912 Walnut Hall
Farm, Donerail, Ky., sent to an auction
sale held in New York City, three year
ling colts that ranked respectively first,
third and fourth among the fastest that
the Standard breed has produced up to
the present day. They were respective
ly, Lee Axworthy (1:58m), Lu Prince
ton (2:01) and St. Frisco (2:01), the
first-named being by Guy Axworthy
(2:0.3) and the latter pair by San
Francisco (2:04). None of the three
commanded a high price, the most paid
far any of them being $525. Lu Prince
ton brought only $420 and found a home
in New Jersey.
He began his turf career very modest
ly when a four-year-old, starting a few
timps on the half-mile tracks and taking
a record of 2:1514. He only avou one
of his races, but in them he showed
flights of speed so unusual that he be
gan to be talked about among the east
ern horsemen as a young trotter of
great promise. This came to the notice
of Barton Pardee, of Atlantic City, who
has long been a prominent patron of the
Grand Circuit and one of the principal
owners for whom Walter Cox has raced
horses. Pardee sent Cox to look the
colt over and he advised his purchase
and soon after the son of San Francisco
passed into the Cox stable, where he was
destined to remain until he left it a few
weeks ago to retire forever from the
Cox found Lu Princeton a subject
t'at taxed all his skill as a trainer.
The horse had dazzling speed, unlimited
Sameness and equal staying capacity,
h"t his behavior was anything but letter-perfect.
In fact, it was not long
after he began racing on the Grand Cir
cuit that he became known among the
regulars as "Lu the leaper" this be
cause of his penchant, when in trial in
J1 tight place, for making wild breaks
Vl ..! r ' i
and jumping high in the air when he did
so. Cox was patient with him, however,
and while he did not win a single race
all that season, his deportment con
stantly improved and he was placed in
some very fast heats and races. It was
then freely predicted that with another
season he would be a real star and this
proved the case.
AT THE CAROLINA ST. VAL
The annual St. Valentine's masque
rade was held in the ball room of the
Carolina Hotel last Saturday night, and
it was, as usual, a huge success. The
costumes were of all manners and des
criptions, of all ages and climes; there
were elaborate Orientals, sunburnt Mex
icans and Ethiopians, an occasional se
ductive Hawaian, proud princes and po
tentates, humble artisans of all trades,
and a whole .throng of ballet dancers,
gypsies, clowns, coAvboys, vampires, in
dians, pierrots and columbines, and
others belonging to no known category
or species yet seen of man.
The whole motley crew was led
through the mazes of a grand march
by Mr. and Mrs. F. B. McCurdy, of Ot
tawa, Canada. In awarding prizes to
those whose disguise was most complete
or entertaining, there was a radical and
wise departure from precedent. In
stead of placing on the shoulders of a
few individuals the fearful responsibil
ity of awarding the prizes, a general
balloting was held and the franchise
awarded to all present. The sacred bal
lot, boxes were entrusted to Mrs. II. W.
Priest and Mrs. Kimball, and the votes
were counted by men who ought to be
authorities on the voting business, name
ly: Ex-Governor Brumbaugh of Pennsyl
vania, Mr. F. B. McCurdy, member of
the Canadian Parliament, Mr. F. A.
Sicbert of New York and Mr. II. Fayen
of Montclair, N. J.
The prize for the most attractive
couple, donated by Mrs. J. E. Barber,
was won by Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ash
forth, a pair of dazzling Orientals.
The prize for the best Avoman's eos
tume, donated by Mrs. F. A. Siebert,
went to Mrs. McCurdy, as Topsy. Mrs.
F. T. Metcalf .Keating donated the prize
for the most unique costume, and this
was awarded to Mrs. II. B. Emery, com
pletely disguised as a Chinaman. Mr.
J. R. Bowker was none other than the
Mikado of Japan, a success vocally as
well as sartorially, and he was awarded
the prize for the best man's costume, do
nated by Mrs. McCurdy. The luky
rumber contest was won by a cauple
from Southern Pines.
Anuie Oakley and Mrs. Keating made
a strong bid for the best couple. They
were correctly costumed as wild Indians.
The two young McCurdy boys received
many votes, likewise. They made the
sweetest little girl's you ever saw.
Have you tried your hand at the Mon
day Morning Bridge Parties at The
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DOINGS.: IN fcTHE REAL
Activity in real estate in Pinehurst
continues unabated and there have been
a very gratifying number of sales this
Mr. Newcomb says that heretofore
most of the sales have been consummat
ed after the first of March, but this
year homeseekers have apparently con
cluded. that it is folly to run the risk
of seeing somebody else step in and ac
quire the property they have been con
sidering, so the wise ones have lost no
time in closing. The -ones who have
waited for (bargains in the past have
watched one after another of the de
sirable properties picked up from under
their very noses.
Since last fall more than $165,000
worth of real estate in the village has
changed hands. Included in the list
are eleven houses and three vacant lots.
Some of these transactions have been
noted before in these columns, but sev
. era! have not, and a resume is interest
ing. Below is a list of the houses with
the names of their former owners and
the persons to whom they have been
James Barber, ' ' Cedarlmrst, " to W.
H. Childs. Pinehurst Realty Co., "Cur
rituck," to Harold E. Porter. Pine
hurst Realty Co., "Little Brick House,"
to Leo F. Wanner. Mrs. Rob. Hunter,
"Dormie, " to Mrs. Francis Keating.
Estate of Mrs. Z. R. Bliss, "Cherokee,"
to Mrs. J. G. Splane. Geo. H. Statzell,
"Ivy," to O. II. Stutts. S. J. Stutts,
"Sycamore," to Mrs. Florence Butter
worth. C. B. Hudson, '-'Dogwood," to.
S. A. Hennessee. Dickinson Bishop,
"Manteo," to J. V. Hall. Estate of
Guy A. Poore, "Pine Crest Lodge," to
Mrs. E. C. Bliss. Leonard Tufts,
"Waldheimi," to Ban?: of Pinehurst.
Tho vacant lots are No. 2."S which were
sold by the Pinehurst Realty Co. to Mr.
J. D. Hathaway, of Montreal, Canada,
No. 2019 sold by Mrs. F. A. Georger,
formerly Miss Mary Healy, to Richard
S. Tufts and C. P. Mason, and lot No.
212 1-2, purchased from the Pinehurst
Realty Co. by A. S. Nrwconib ai'd O.
H. Stutts. Plans are being perfected
for houses on all three of the !N, and
work will be commenced .jus: as soon as
contracts can be let.
Substantial progress is being made in
the residence being built by Mr. Brad
ford Lewis, from plans drawn by Mr.
Chas. Barton Keen, of Philadelphia.
The construction work is in the hands
of E. F. Caldwell, who is figuring on
several other jobs. Messrs. Packard &
Sally are also making estimates for
prospective builders, and altogether the
outlook is promising for a very active
and interesting summer.