VOL. II., NO. 19.
PINEHURST, N. C, MAR. 3, 1899.
Baby Show and Cake Walk in ZZZTlf
The small room w:is tnip.i ,sn. .. i,..., , .... .
md the folding door, T' Vuu,',he,U' 18 mollt,w ;Lil-v Cmsf, fsl VHrl Ph were heartily applauded,
the main hall were throve 2 . 'S; ll0,,y LeadN 3 mnt,,s- whk'h t'm1 thp, uh, thd'
' my iiiuiiicr ui ttlllK ,u, twin niiiv- 9 iiiiiu iiiu juujm
Whiskers liichsmlson was asked how she wooded out the poorest walkers, many of
the Village Hall.
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uiu prize eaues rested on a table
draped with the American flag, gaily
decorated with candles and potted pkints
and placed in the open space in the
happened to give her little girl such a
queer name, she replied very solemnly
tnat some years ago she heard a song
called " llhe Whiskers," and she liked
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n.i.A viifi,KA.n rn,M, T a e n centre whor tiW i. : .... D" "' miu gave ner gin nahy
tUlUrCU flClgllUUia ruiH&ll LUia VI mil .. mscied y that name.
for Our Northern Guests.
First on the program was the baby
Biggest Crowd Ever Inside the Village Hall-
Numbers Unable to Gain Admittance.
While the ballots were being taken and
counted a pleasing entertainment was
furnished by the colored people. These
were songs, serious and comic, a num
ber of dances and recitations, all by the
whom would have stood a better chance
for the prize if they had chosen other
partners, and the contest gradually nar
rowed down to three couple, who were
declared the winners. The prizes were
distributed as follows:
1st, the large cake, to Hob Ingrain and
2nd, small cake to I'M. King asid
3d, two dollais, to Fred Johnson and
Kverv season since Pinehurst was
Jolly little pickaninnies,
Solemn little pickaninnies,
Cunning pickaninnies there galore.
When we thought they'd all arrived,
Still belated ones contrived
To gain an entrance through the open door
..n-t...l wit li li li lux.li fiii-l im.itii I.. Until pio'lltOfWl r.utn litt-li K..1.; I i . ,. .
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ii ..ft m -.uu11S a ...iKu . B , .i uieweu in Manv of the sisigers possess very good
number ot talented and cultured people their best bib and tucker, rested in the Vftl(.M sinil Hlflll!lnt 11rc a
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...nci.i: Kncu u.ei, SdYice at ""1" nnumny S, WHO were ,)ecular neLM-odialerl. lmvPd vP,TPnt(,
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entertainments given in our village have uige, wisese iney were tlie center ot of the b;mjo , , a , ,
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"mn'",llln'1 Ull,nt "u iijiu 1U,1,U",CIUU9 ftiuupt, oi uts- With ..noil,,,,. ,., t,, r.,, f5lll(1 :.),
me pleasure oi seeing and Hearing many 8"''. me air was mil or ex- h:llias And Pueh dancin' The wav
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imN! U1 "" """" "l "l genuine - itiun.o otcmcu uiiiiuit lu i j feet casne down showed that all felt
lun mat could be appreciated by all expi ess tneir pleasure, and gave vent to ,he ,niisic in their toe.. TI.p t, wm
eiases ot neoDle. Doth old and vounir. ineir leeiings uy numerous "Uiis : ' and ........ im ,: i , . , were Dleased wliesi iney wese tiecsareu
ould couii)ete with the noveltv "Alls!"1 The oi-dinary commonplace? ,1(i ,.,.,,1,1 among the winners.
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The program in full was as follows :
colored lads and lassies, and everything w',e
took with the audience. A dance hv The winners of the lirst prize were a
little Howard Scott, who is only about handsome looking couple, the man stand-
live or six years old, was especially line. inn over six feet high, well proportioned,
and is a tine speciman of physical man
hood. His partner was a fitting mate.
Hut it was the winners of the third prize
who attracted the most attention, John
son being 0 leet 11 inches tall and about
large enough to make a respectable sized
belt for his wife, who is about 5 feet
high and weighs about .'00 pounds.
Their progress around the hall was
marked by a continuous ovation, and all
none could compete with
presented at our Village Hall last Tues- that are supposed to be used in compli-
lay evening, and we doubt if the metro- menting a baby proved inadequate on
politan stage could produce' a more this occasion, although a lady did nsan-
unique and pleasing diversion. The J,e to say of one pickaninny that "he
applause was continuous throughout the looks just like his dad.
entire program, and our winier residents, The audience feasted their eyes to their
putting aside the dignilied reserve that heart's content. The babies were all
tradition ascribes to natives of Northern remarkably good and quiet, and although
elimes. enteretl tullv into ilu sniiit ir ilwJ one or two did make an attempt to
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evening's pleasures and made the hall drown the voice of the master of cere
ring with their expressions of approval, monies, they soon gave up trying when
Last Monday noon the attention of our they lound the case was hopeless. One
villagers was' attracted by our colored gentleman, a guest at the Inn, was so
town crier. Mr. fJi.l.lv ni-uUx- i. nim.. carried away with enthusiasm that he
Overture by colored orchestra.
Announcement of the program by the mas
ter of ceremonies; baby show on stage
and popular vote taken.
Song by Prof. Henry Gaddy.
Dance by Willie Childs.
Recitation by Annie Bland.
Song by Walter Scott.
Vfter the prizes were awarded the
fortunate couples marched around the
hall, bearing the cakes aloft, and the
people could restrain themselves no
longer. Cheer upon cheer rang out and
three-fourths of the audience kept time
to the music with their hand.
This finished the program asid the
lut, agabby" by nature), who marched
along the village streets ringing a large
hell and giving the information that a
baby show and cake w.thi would be held
i" the Village Hall the next evening.
He was followed hv MtiothtM- colored
Recitation by Hon. Henry Gaddy,
Recitation by Jesse James.
7. Dance by Esther McNeil and Betty Mat- Lrjitfiering then dispersed. The happy
couples were congratulated by their
friends, both white and colored, and all
Dance by Anna Richardson, M. Canaday, thoroughly enjoyed the a Hair.
Esther McNeil and Sis Taylor. The entertainment was a good oppor-
Song by Florence McKinnon. v,k,.tl,n,-,, tniosts to see the
Dance by Howard Scott. """ iV" A -
Music by Attwaterand McKithen. negro ;n lie appears on ma uuuvc
Cakewalk. and it was appreciateU ly asiwnoai-
Vfter the prizes had been awarded the tended. It is seldom that so many satis-
took several of the babies in his arms
and exhibited them to admiring friends
in different parts of the hall. His cour-
aire was rewarded bv loud applause from babies and theii mothers retired to the tied people are seen in an audience.
the audience. back of the stage and the seats in front All who took part in the entertain-
'i'i,n wPi-H .Mw.-.rdetl hv DODular were occupied by some of the audience snent were colored people living in tins
"ian, "Longback" Johnson, bearing a vote, and the ballots were counted by a who had been standing. The middle of vicinity asid they enjoyed the tun as well
tianspai-eney advertising the show.
Among the inscriptions on the trans
paiency were the following:
"Dar'll be a hot time isi de ole Town
Hall Tuesday after sundown."
hickens on de roost; razzars thin'
h'oo de air; cake walk by colored
"laugh an' grow thin."
"Darktown in full dress."
uMcN a Hester's 30!)."
"AH coons look black (or yaller)."
"Four great prizes."
Long before the appointed hour the
I'eople began to gather at the Village
...min- nmnnosed of Mr. Leonard the hall was then cleared for the walkers as the audience.
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Tufts and Ur. Auaiiis, wjio were suiecieu auu iiic iiiusivi .v,..... - r -
i. .,,i;1,..a Air r.poii.iiii 'riiFts on an tnecoioieu oeopie wiiu wcic iukc iiuilcc ui um win.... ,
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.,;,n,iwl the winners and awarded the part to choose their partners. Twenty was made up as follows: .ui. iie w.uu,
couple responded and took their places lir. Adams, .ur. r. i. .npiune,), n.
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i l?ich iidon 3 in line. The audience men cnose v asuen, .iiss onucu nm
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Messrs. Hill. Bryant and C. A. Adams to Mr. Hey ward acted as . master oi ceie
act as judges, and the signal for starting monies. They are to be congs-atulated
w:i o-iven. The procession moved on the success that crowneu ineii ei
prizes as follows :
1st. 1'obfit L.
montlis old, $5.00.
2d. Mary E. Uussell, 10 months old,
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lieuian nim w.niic , . - - - ........ -.,Q th
. . ..i nr ...,.;c.- cmio rorr (Vf'ipiiii ii lid or hits i iih i - )v i ill ilLiciiuaiivc v..
months o d, received a prize oi piemwt, Bum, -v.j .
t , . i TT-ii.. if,,..,.,.! fv n. lfS extremeiV COimcai. oumc wuic siimuii wiuwi uun uic w..
ijUiu anu jiia iuunwuii, ... .
and conndeut iaces wnne ouiers seeuieu
ePiinna llirlit That's All.
Ill Oil ths old. 81.00.
i ii h. nthPi- h-ibies who were entered to consider uie manci m t
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special prize of fifty cents and showed it uy me expression 01 men
A little girl sat gazing fixedly at the
""II and when the doors were opened at each. Their names and ages were: b. U.
"M o'clock the crowd in waitinir was Taylor, 18 months ; Mary L. layior,
1:'e enough to nearly fill the audito- months; Ida Jane Tilman, 18 montlis;
'nim. Ami tiio,. L-a..u,...i...MinMi ti.pie Marv IJrowu, 7 months; Aua viigiiL,
as not even standing room and a large 12 months; Miss Willie W hiskersLichaid
ln,lher were turned away, as it was son, 13 months; Cora Lee aylor, , io
i,!'lossible to find room inside for all. months; Eddie Thompson, 18 months;
countenances. It was a motley crowd new bonnet of one of her mother's visit
ors until the caller smilingly asked :
"Do you like it, my dear?"
The child innocently replied :
;Ves, 1 do. Mamma and Aunt Milly
said it was a perfect fright, but it doesn't
As the procession moved along the frighten me a bit." Tit-Bits.
and 'Soloman in all his glory was not ar
rayed like some of these.' And such fan
cy steps and sinuous twisting of the
body! The English language is inade
quate to describe k.