VOL. IX; NO 11. SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY TENTH, 1906. PRICE FIVE CENTS QUAIL HUNTERS OCCUPIED 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. KENNEL ADDITIONS. 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 Carolina. 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 VV"' SCOTLAND BRAGG. 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. FIOIIT WIIX. lUALIFlr. 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. WILL BE IMPORTANT WEEK 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. CAROLINA DEFEATS INN. 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.