THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK.
ing that this plant with its lovely,
creamy-white flowers was a habitant of
the Garden of Eden, it is necessary to
admit that Adam possessed more skill in
the use of sewing implements than the
"The passion flower is singularly beau
tiful, and, with a little imagination, one
can readily see the crown of thorns, the
nails, the hammers, and the cords in the
fringe, the styles, the stamens and ten
drils, as did the fanciful Roman Catholic
missionaries of early times. The name
of the edible fruit, 'May pops,' is hardly
congruous with that of the vine.
"Other more rare summer flowers are
a small buckeye, fragrant and rose
colored ; an evening primrose which opens
in the sun and is fittingly called sundrop,
and Indian pipe which apparently has a
nature too cold and colorless to thrive in
this land of warmth and sunshine as only
one lone, lorn specimen has come under
Many of the summer flowers remain in
bloom during the early fall, and to them
are added those peculiar to the autumn
months. The delicate, pink gerardia is
one of the daintiest plants imaginable;
its leaves are hardly visible amidst the
numerous bell-shaped flowers which have
so fragile a hold upon life that a day
spans their existance, and their fallen
petals cover the ground with a carpet tit
for fairy dances.
"The gentian ochrolenm is in no wise
beautiful, for, as its name indicates, it is
greenish-white in color; but the blue
gentian is ever a treat to the eye. Its
hue is unlike any other in nature unless
it be the deep blue of an Italian sky.
Remaining, as it does, until all else bright
has departed, it stands among the dry,
brown grasses and leaves, its face turned
trustingly heaven-ward, a symbol of
faith and hope gratefully welcomed by
hearts under the spell of autumn's gloomy
"Christmas decorations are amply pro
vided for by the time-honored holly and
the mistletoe with its white, waxy fruit,
which, though differing from the English
variety, is quite as effective.
"This enumeration is not in the least
exhaustive, as only the flowers and plants
most readily found have been mentioned,
but is it not sufficient to prove the title
fcpine barrens'1 a misnomer!'"
On the Golf Links.
The beautiful weather of the past few
days has tempted our villagers to remain
out of doors the most of the time, and as
a result the Pinehurst Golf Links has
been thronged with players "from morn
till dewy eve" every day. The greens
are kept in first class condition bv the
two horse rollers which are in use all the
time, and E. II. Sheak, the greenskeeper,
has a large force of men constantly at
work touching up any weak spots or
making little improvements that exper
The rain last Saturday and Sunday has
brightened the grass on the old course
and the broad strip of green turf presents
a fine appearance. The new course, also,
received great benefit from the heavy
showers, which started the new grass
blades and thickened the turf.
The regular weekly tournament which
was scheduled for last Saturday was post
poned to last Wednesday, owiug to the
rain, llns was 18 holes medal play
bogey handicap. There were eighteen
entries and the tournament was won by
Mr. Edwin A. Freeman, 9 up; Mr. Dallet,
second, 3 up; Mr. Brittln, third, even.
Mr. II. M. Brittin broke all records for
the 18-hole course last Thursday morn
ing, his score being 88. His nearest com
petitor is Mr. George C. Dutton, who
went over the course yesterday afternoon
in 89. The following is Mr. Brittin's
score by holes :
Out-l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
4, 8, 4, 6, 4, 5, 6, 4, 5-43
In-10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
6, 4, 6, 4, 6, 5, 7, 2, 5-45
Mr. Dutton's score is as follows :
Out-l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
3, 4, 4, , 4, 7, 7, 3, 4-42
In-10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 5, 7, 5, 4-47
Both these scores will be hard to beat,
but we shall not be surprised to see the
record lowered another notch within the
next few weeks.
A trap is being put in on the 18th hole,
making the approach to "home" hole
The soda fountain at the club house
has become very popular, and the de
mand for cool drinks is rapidly increas
ing. New galvanized iron water pails have
been put in the sand boxes at all the tees,
giving the players a chance to wet the
sand and wash the balls.
A new trap drain has been constructed
across the 14th hole about forty feet from
the tee to prevent washouts during a
Mr. Henry XV. Baldwin and son, Mr.
LathropE. Baldwin, of the Cobble Hill
club of New York, who are spending the
season at Holly Inn, are enthusiastic
golfers and spend much of their time on
the links. Mr. Lathrop E. Baldwin has
a number of valuable trophies won at
tournaments in various parts of the coun
The Pinehurst Golf Links are being
very favorably compared with others in
the South by those competent to judge.
One of the most prominent players on
the Pinehurst links this season is Mrs.
E. A. Manice who holds the best ladies'
record for the 18 holes. She is doing
some brilliant work and is the centre of
attraction whenever she appears on the
field. Many of the knowing ones are
picking her for a winner of the ladies'
trophies offered for the players on the
Pinehurst links this winter.
beverai or tne putting greens were
damaged by the heavy rain the first of
the week, but have been repaired and are
now as good as ever. Ditches are being
dug in a number of places to prevent
injury to the greens during a heavy rain
in the future.
The mascot that eluded the greens-
keepers' force and roamed about the
links for several weeks, has at last been
captured and put in a pen with the other
The guests at the Berkshire celebrated
St. Valentine's Day by a donkey party
which was held in the parlors of that
home-like hostelry last Wednesday even
ing. A large number were present and
participated in the fun. The prizes were
awarded as follows: 1st prize, Mrs.
Abercrombie; 2d prize, Mr. Atkinson;
booby prize, Mrs. De Forrest.
The President's Brother and Ills Fam
ily Visit Pinehurst With a Party f
President McKinley's brother, Abner
McKinley, with his wife and daughter
and a party of friends, arrived in our
village last Wednesday for a short visit,
stopping at Holly Inn. Wednesday
afternoon the party took carriages and
rode over the Pinehurst estate, accom
panied by Mr. Tufts, who pointed out
many of the principal points of interest
to be found here. Mr. McKinley and his
family expressed themselves as especially
pleased with the new Carolina Hotel, and
the wonderfully attractive shrubbery and
plants about the place, and appeared to
be very agreeably impressed by the beaut-
of our charming little village and its many
advantages as a winter resort.
Mr. McKinley is a man of fine presence
and strongly resembles his distinguished
brother. His daughter, Miss Mabel, said
to be the President's favorite niece, is a
very attractive young lady whose en
gagement to a young Pennsylvanian lias
recently been announced.
Among others in the party were Miss
Jarvis and Mr. Davis, of New York, and
Mr. T. C. Rollins of Portsmouth, Va.
The party took the northbound train at
Southern Pines Thursday morning.
Sunday Evening Concert.
The regular public concert by the Holly
Inn orchestra was given in the music
room at Holly Inn last Sunday evening.
An excellent program was finely ren
dered and thoroughly appreciated by a
large audience. The solos by May Cook
Sharp and Alfred Sommer were espe
cially pleasing. Following is the pro
March "Manhattan Beach" Sousa
Overture -Le Nozze de Figaro" Mozart
Romanza "Simple Aveu" Thome
Selection "Les Cloches de Corneville"
Pianoforte Solo "Ballade" (G Minor) Chopin
May Cook Sharp.
Entr Acte From "Rosamunde" Schubert
fa "Slavische Melodien" Ilegyesi
b "Spinnlied" (Spinning
War March of the Priests From "Athalia"
(By request.) Mendelssohn
Hymn "God be with you," by the audience.
Services Next Sunday.
At 8.30 o'clock next Sunday morning
Rev. P. M. Prescott will administer holy
communion in the Village Hall.
The Episcopal services will be held at
10.45 a. m., conducted by Rev. Mr. Pres
cott. Sunday school will be held at 12
o'clock, noon, as usual!
The Christian union services will be
held at 3.15 p. m., conducted by Rev.
C M. Emery.
Praise and prayer service at 7.15 p. m.,
led by Mr. Robinson.
Everybody cordially invited to attend
Services Last Sunday.
The Christian union services in the
Village Hall last Sunday morning were
very largely attended. Rev. C. M. Emery
preached a very impressive sermon, which
was greatly appreciated by all present.
Mr. St. Clair sang a solo of his own com
position, which was well received.
The Sunday school was held at 12
o'clock, as usual. The attendance at the
bible class was very largely increased.
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The regular Episcopal service in the
afternoon was conducted by Rev. Mr.
Gregory. At this service Mr. St. Clair
repeated his solo of the morning, by
The prayer and praise meeting at 7.15
p. m. was the best attended service of
the day. The meeting was led by Mr.
lMenlc at Tliajjard's.
A number of the Berkshire guests,
under the lead of Mr. D. N. Clark,
enjoyed a picnic at Thagard's last
Wednesday. A better day for the trip
could hardly have been chosen. The
party started in the four-seated and
three-seated excursion wagons, but be
fore getting outside the gate a slight
accident to the four-seater made it neces
sary to lay that vehicle up for repairs,
and the wagonette was pressed into
The trip to Thagard's was made with
out further incident, the road passing
through several large groves of the
grand old long-leaf pine that were greatly
admired by all. The party enjoyed a
stroll about the beautiful grove and
around the pond and mills on the Thag
ard estate, and made a call on Mrs.
Thagard who entertained them with a
very interesting account of the history
of the place. After lunch the party
started for home, coming by the south
erly route and fording several streams,
which was a novelty to most of the
Northerners. They arrived home late in
the afternoon well pleased with their
The party was composed of the follow
ing people: Mr. II. W. Priest and wife,
Mr. J. V. Ainsworth and wife, Dr.
Murray and wife, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. J.
D. Colt, Mrs. A. I. Richardson, Mrs.
Button, and Messrs. George A. Fischer,
and I). N. Clark. Mr. Clark will get up
another party to visit this charming
picnic place in the near future.
Yesterday a party of the Holly Inn
guests enjoyed a picnic at Thagard's,
going over in the four-seated excursion
wagon with F. II. Carpenter as guide
and whip. The day was perfect for an
outing and every one greatly enjoyed the
trip. The party was made up as follows :
Mrs. Such, Mrs. and Miss Baker, Mrs.
and Miss Clark, and Mr. and Mrs.