"TV 1 PINEHURST, MOORE CCTY, NORTH CAROLINA ffR VOL. IX; NO 6. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY SIXTH, 190G. PRICE FIVE CENTS COMING BY FAST EXPRESS 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 week. 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 fifteenth. 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 man.7 54343453 536 4 3 5 4 5 4 5 4 43874 This is the best course record of the season by several strokes, and a beginning for Mr. Lard ! JFOIl 1HISS DUTTON. Saddle JPIcnic at Thagard's Provide Pleasant Outing. A saddle picnic at Thagard's, for Miss Mary C. Dutton, of Boston, who is leav- . , , zzrs , j r"v LJ , .; , ALLAN LARD, COLUMBIA GOLF CLUB, WASHINGTON. Mr. Lard, who was the .winner of the Holiday Week Tournament, holds the Amateur Tournament record for the local course. DOES SEVIHTY'TWO, 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. MANY BIG BAGS OF QUAIL 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 country. 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.