North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. IX; NO 11.
Birds are Plentiful and Flight Pigeon
Shooting is Also On.
Cyrus A. Taft and X. V. S. Findlay
Iad In Weeks Records many
Sport in en Coming-.
HE hunters continue to
find quail in plenty and
flight pigeon shooting is
adding variety to the
sport, the birds being
found in large numbers
near the Dairy and Berry Patch.
J. D. Foot of Rye, returns for an ex
tended stay bringing two dogs, Shell and
Dan, the latter purchased from the local
kennels last season. Mr. Foot is so well
pleased with Dan that he has just pur
chased two puppies here which he is look
ing forward to breaking during the com
ing summer.
Cyrus A. Taft of Whitinsville, is much
in the field and has made some good kills,
his best bag being sixteen birds.
J. R. Such of So. Amboy, N. J., re
turns for the third visit of the season, and
has been very fortunate, equaling Mr.
Tuft's highest score upon one trip.
E. J. Warwell und his son of Camden,
Me., return and are much in the field.
W. O. Lentz and Lafayette Lentz of
Mauch Chunk, Pa., return bringing a dog,
Rye, with them and will devote consider
able time to shooting.
George F. Blake and son of Worcester,
Mass., who are among the cottagers, and
E. J. Freedman, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y,
who is at the Pine Grove, are also enjoy
ing the shooting.
J. V. S. Findlay, of Baltimore, killed
eight birds in twelve shots, on an after
noon's shooting, during the week.
Among the new additions to the local
kennels is Scotland Bragg, an English
Pointer, bred by W. E. Butters of Lon
don, England, and coming from one of
the best strains across the water. The an
imal is a beauty, liver and white in color,
well broken and full of style and go. He
comes to Pinehurst from the Del Monte
kennels, owned by George Crocker.
Clement Nate is another new addition,
one of the best bred setters in America,
an orange and white puppy, very hand
somely marked and giving great promise.
His sire is Champion Lady's Count Glad
stone and the dam, Annie B.
Gymkhana Planned.
The first of the series of equestrian
gymkhana contests has been arranged
for Tuesday afternoon, February 20th,
and an active committee is busily engaged
in arranging the program.
These contests were among the most
popular and enjoyable entertainment
features last winter and early interest
augers well for the present season.
The program will start promptly at
3 :15 o'clock and will take place in the
new riding ring at the west of The
Paper Chase Today.
A paper chase has been arranged for
this (Saturday) afternoon, the start
being made from The Carolina at three
the tournament so that it will be possible
to finish it in four days.
It was voted to recommend a change in
the system of scoring in the tri-city team
matches between the Metropolitan, Bos
ton and Philadelphia associations, noting
each match count a point, instead of the
former Nassau system.
Approaching: Content at The Carolina.
All approaching contest provided a
pleasant evening at The Carolina, Wed
nesday, a goodly number of contestants
and onlookers finding entertainment in it.
A net bull's-eye was used, the center
ring scoring three, the middle two and
the outside one. J. E. Porter, of Pitts
burg won the first prize and J. D. Foot,
of Rye, N. Y., second.
& Im ( r
o'clock sharp, for which a general in
vitation is extended.
Mr. J. Cushing Todd and Miss Mary
Dutton who led a merry chase in the first
run of the season, will again lead and a
score or more of riders will follow.
metropolitan Golf Association makes
Change in Women Champiomlitp.
At the annual meeting of the Women's
Metropolitan Golf Association, the most
important decision reached was to start
in the annual championship tournament,
a new departure for this association.
In this tournament an eighteen hole
medal play qualification round will be
had, as usual, but instead of sixteen, as
heretofore, only eight will qualify to con
tinue at match play. This will shorten
Farewell to Sir, and Hn. Itetls.
One of the pleasant features of the
week past at The Cedars, was a farewell
reception given to Mr. and Mrs. Betts, of
Brooklyn, on the eve of their departure.
Mr. and Mrs. Betts have made a long
sojourn here, and leave behind many
pleasant acquaintances who will antici
pate their return with pleasure.
At The Zoo
Afternoon parties to the Zoo are much
in vogue, the hour for feeding being a
favorite one. Mr. Benson's interesting
talks on the animals, using those in the
exhibits as models, are a popular feature.
He is an encyclopedia of information,
and always ready to entertain visitors;
in fact is giving his time almost wholly
to this.
Professional and St. Valentines Tour
ney Aronse Interest.
Famous English and American
"Pro" und Leading- Amateurs
Will Iloth Compete.
8 ll
UCH interest is being
manifested in the visit of
the famous English and
prominent American pro
fessionals and the annual
St. Valentines tourna
ment, which will occupy the coming
week. Delegations of golfers will come
especially for these events, some of
whom arc nlready . here, but the big
crowds co:iio today and tomorrow. :
The professional contest begins Mon
day and will continue through Tuesday,
seventy-two holes being played, eighteen
hole rounds morning and afternoon
daily, for a purse 1 of $500., divided into;
prizes of $200., $150, $100 and $50. ,
The St. Valentines tournament begins
Wednesday morning with an eighteen
hole qualification round in which a gold;
medal is offered for the best score in.
qualification. Four divisions will be pro
vided for with the President's, Secre
tary's, Treasurer's and Captain's cups for
the winners. There will also be cups for
the runners-up in each of the principal
divisions, and the winners of consolation
divisions, made up of the losers in the
first round of match play.
Numerous social pleasurers will en
liven the week.
monkey Golf Contest Frolic of the
Week Past.
One of the golf frolics of the week was
a Monkey contest between teams from
The Carolina and The Inn, the former
winning by four up. Messrs Rosenfeld
and Becker were the organizers and
captains, and the teams included Davidge,
Ward well, Dana and Ay res for The Car
olina and Belden, Creamer, Bailey and
Munger for The Inn.
Carolina Dance Enjoyable.
The Saturday evening dance at The
Carolina was most enjoyable, many Vil
lagers joining with the guests ; an old
time Virginia reel being a jolly feature
of the evening.

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