The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, February 18, 1920, Image 3
5n WMF MI i12) JI OUTLOOK VOL. XXIH. NO. 10 FEBRUARY IS, 1H20 PRICK 10 CENTS WITH THE TROTTERS By U H. S ZOLLINGER (Secretary of the American Trotting Association) 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 track. 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. BAL MASQUE AT THE CAROLINA ST. VAL ENTINE'S EVE 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 Carolina? The Pinehurst Outlook is published weekly from November to May by The Outlook Publishing Co., Pinehurst, N. C. - HERBERT W. SUGDEN Editor Subscription Price, $2.00. Ten cents a copy. Subscriptions will be continued on expiration unless the editor receives notiee to the contrary. Entered as seeond-class matter at the post office at Pinehurst, N. C. DOINGS.: IN fcTHE REAL ESTATE MARKET Activity in real estate in Pinehurst continues unabated and there have been a very gratifying number of sales this season. 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 sold: 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.