North Carolina Newspapers

Pinehnrst's Big Menagerie Leaves Bos
ton Next Monday.
Imbibition Building- Complete and
Opening: Will Take Place Jan
uarj Fifteenth.
RAINER John T. Benson
and his big menagerie of
animals and birds, leaves
Boston for Pinehurst,
next Monday on two
special Adams express
ears, and will be here by the last of the
Work at the Menagerie building is now
practically complete so that the exhibit
can be put in shape and ready for open
ing by the date previously set, January
The menagerie comes direct here from
the Boston Sportsmen's show -where it
has been a big attraction, and is sure to
be an entertainment feature here which
will be enjoyed by all.
In referring to Mr. Benson's exhibit at
the Sportsmen's show The Herald prints
the following which is characteristic of
Trainer Benson and which gives a
glympse at the real secret of his success
in his chosen calling :
"John T. Benson, who has charge of
all the animal exhibits at the show, has
acquired considerable fame as a breeder
of wild animals in captivity. He has
charge of the animals at Norumbega
Park, and has successfully bred African
lions, mountain lions, buffalo, monkeys,
camels and wolves without number.
"When he turned up for duty at the
Sportsmen's show, he brought along a
mother camel and a baby camel. No
body understood just why he brought
them, for they were not precisely 'game
birds' of New England. Mr. Benson ac
commodated them with a hitching rail and
a bale of hay in the basement, however,
and nobody found any fault.
"It took a newspaper man to ask Mr.
Benson why he brought in the camels,
but even a reporter couldn't get a direct,
cogent and coherent answer. Mr. Ben
son evaded, shuffled and changed the sub
ject, though he had to bend the conversa
tion to do so, the corner which he took
was so sharp.
"The newspaper man put others up to
finding out 'why Benson brought the
camels along,' and the thing became a
game. So many people asked Mr.Benson
the question during the day that he finally
called the reporters together and told
them the secret. Briefly, it was only
that he couldn't bear to leave them. He
couldn't spare time from his duties at
the Sportsmen's show to go out to Norum
bega and see them daily, and he couldn't
feel easy in his mind unless he knew how
the ships of the desert were riding at
anchor. So they had to come along, just
as much as his overcoat. However, it is
by burdening himself with the care of
details in this fashion that Mr. Benson
has attained his success . as an animal
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This is the best course record of the
season by several strokes, and a beginning
for Mr. Lard !
Saddle JPIcnic at Thagard's Provide
Pleasant Outing.
A saddle picnic at Thagard's, for Miss
Mary C. Dutton, of Boston, who is leav-
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Mr. Lard, who was the .winner of the Holiday Week Tournament, holds the Amateur
Tournament record for the local course.
Allan lard Cracks Out Season Golf
lie cord Tuesday.
Allan Lard, of the Columbia Golf Club,
got down to old form, Tuesday after
noon, cracking out a round of seventy
four in a friendly match with Manager
Creamer. The score:
ing to return in February, provided a
pleasant day for a merry company Tues
day. The picnickers left the Village at ten,
lunched beneath the pines, and returned
in the late afternoon.
In the party were Mrs Leonard Tufts,
Mrs. Allan Lard, Mrs. Horwell, Miss
Hansom, Mr. E. II . Betts and Mr. W. E.
Maliery and son.
Week has Been a Satisfactory one For
Visiting Sportsmen.
llecord String of Sixty and Fiftj
three ifoticahltt Increase in
Birds Hoted.
HE WEEK has been a
busy one for the sports
men and the bags of
quail have been the best
of the season, big strings
being the rule rather
than the exception. Leonard Tufts, of
Boston, leads in the records with a kill
of 07 quail in five days shooting, the
best bag beins: 30.
John M. Ward, of Brooklyn, was a
close second with a string of 53 secured
in three days, and high line kill of 28.
Mr. Ward who is a frequent visitor here,
brought with him "Bock" for many sea
sons a favorite dog at the local kennels,
and a puppy purchased here last year,
"Beau," of which he is very fond.
Moses Stern of New York, hunted
several days and carries of the laurels for
coveys flushed, starting nine one day and
twelve another. lie brought his own
dogs, Duke and Meg.
II. A. Waldron, of Providence, P. I.,
returns for an extended sojourn and will
spend much time in the field. He brings
with him the bench show winner Cham
pion Nor well Primrose, one of the hand
somest hunting bitches ever seen in Pine
hurst ; in fact, one of the best in the
The abundance of not only birds but
coveys, is being Ireely commented on
by visitors, as being far in excess of
previous years, and the remaining months
of the season are being anticipated.
Pigeons are abundant and furnishing
good sport, a few woodcock are being
secured, and rabbit hunting with the
beagle pack, is becoming popular.
Euchre at The Inn.
Progressive euchre, arranged by Mrs.
W. Iletherington, of Bochester, N. V.,
furnished a pleasant evening at The Inn,
Tuesday, thirty-two participating.
Miss Hanscom, Miss France, both of
New York, Mrs. B. F. Dutton, of Med-
ford, arid Miss O'Brien, of Pittsburg,
were the winners of the very dainty
prizes offered. Mrs. Harriet Coit, of New
London, and Mrs. Fred J. Bailey, of
Chicago, won the consolation prizes.

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