North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XIII, No. 3.
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1909.
FIVE CENTS
WON ON THE HOME GREEN
Monkey Golf Tournament Develops
Keen Play and Endless Fan.
One Hundred and Nine, Ten and
Eleven the Scores and it Was
Ooin' Some Throughout.
ONKEY golf on keenly
contested lines is some
thing new, and with only
a stroke separating the
winners, Thursday's play
developed the spirit of
competition as well as merrymaking, a
putt deciding the match on the home
green in favor of the team captained by
Alex Ross which scored one hundred
and nine to one hundred and ten for
Captain Peacock's men and one hundred
and eleven for Captain Donald .Ross.
Further, no hole during the entire round
was made in double figures with only five
"nines" in the lot at that, all of these
made on the homeward journey.
"Goin, some !" Well I guess, and the
dangers of the pond overcome, the
tricky eleventh played and deceptive
twelfth passed, the crowd settled down
for the final holes with true tournament
spirit ; the score tied on sixteenth green.
Then came the seventeenth where Parks
laid the ball on the green, 153 yards,
Fay falling only a few yards short and
Ackerson overdriving ; Cummings, over
approaching, and a five resulting, while
the other two teams went down in three
each; totals of one hundred and one
hundred and three. Peacock's braves,
however, could do no better than a seven
to an eight for their opponents, on the
eighteenth ; Donald's men scoring nine
when a seven was needed to tie.
The bright and particular star of the
afternoon was C. T. Parks who missed
not a single shot, and whose brilliant
play did much towards keeping his team
in the "procession" for the niblic was
not a useful club to Captain Donald as
compared with the putting cleek his
brother drew and with which he sent
the ball down the course with as much ap
parent ease as a driver. Mr. Ormsbee won
applause with a long putt and there were
other clever plays, but with most of the
crowd it was a case of nineteenth hole
post mortems "If I hadn't missed that
shot ! ! "
A new feature was introduced in that
. players and clubs were assigned by draw
and played in the, order drawn, not in
the order of clubs, after the usual form ;
the club drawn, as usual, used whenever
the turn came to play, no matter where
the ball lay. Naturally putting with
drivers and niblics and, getting out of
trouble with drivers and putters, was
attended by difficulty, but here was the
fun of it, and where there was no difficulty
(and even when there was) there was
plenty of background comment to keep
the players attention off the ball, not
infrequently with disastrous results.
The make up of the teams and the
clubs used and the order of play f dl
lows :
bee, brassie ; Spencer Waters, driver.
The score by holes :
out 7
IN 6
OUT 7
IN 7
OUT 8
IN 9
CAPT. ALEX
8 8 6 6 7 6 7-62
8 6 8 6 8 3 857109
CAPT. PEACOCK
3 8 6 7 7 5 757
6 6 8 7 9 5 763-110
CAPT. DONALD
5 7 5 Y 7 7
6 5 9 6 9 3
558
9-63-111
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"WITHjMr BEST WISHES."
What more welcome remembrance from 6ome hunter-friend at this season than a brace of
toothsome quail?
Alex Ross (capt). putter; Dr. M. W.
Marr, driver ; T. J. Check, cleeK ; C. B.
Fay, niblic ; C. W. Brett, brassie ; J. 11.
Goodall, midiron ; F. A. King, mashie.
John Peacock (capt.), brassie; A. I.
Creamer, niblic ; E. A. Guthrie, putter;
P. T. Ackerson, driver; L. C. Cummings
Jr., midiron; J. B. Bowen, cleek; H. W.
Priest, mashie.
Donald Ross (capt.) niblic; C. B.
Hudson, cleek; Prof. John Bassett
Moore, mashie ; C. T. Parks, putter; P.
L. Lightbourn, midiron; H. W. Orms-
Tin Whistle Trophies.
The Tin Whistle tournament trophies
are on exhibition in The Holly Inn
Dutch room, a glittering array of prizes
useful and ornamental; the program
to commence Xmas week.
The Christmas Tournament.
Entries for the Holiday week tourna
ment are coming in rapidly and a big
field is thus early assured.
NEW BOOKS FOR LIBRARY
Entertaining Fiction Predominates in
tbe Annual Consignment.
More Volumes "Worth Heading-'
Than tor Iflany Seasons Says the
. . . Village Xthrarlan.
HERE are theorists who
claim that everything
which occurs in this
world travels in waves,
now being on the crest
and then in the depths. If
this be so we may truly say we have
been in the trough of the billows for
several seasons so far as the new fiction
is concerned. At last we may rejoice
because there are indications that we
are once more on the ascent and before
long we shall even find the crest in
sight. Publishers and booksellers are
taking new heart this fall because the
novels are so much more promising than
they have been for a long time.
Several books will attract much at
tention. "Stradella" closes the long
list of Crawford's books which began
within the memory of many of us with
"Mr. Isaacs." "It Never Can Happen
Again" is William De Morgan's expected
book which failed to appear last spring
as intended. "A Girl of the Limber
lost" is a worthy successor and in some
ways a sequel of "Freckles." Maurice
Hewlett writes of the "Open Country?'
and Kipling of "Actions and Reactions."
Oppenheim finds a rival who bids fair to
excel him in Anthony Partridge who
has written "The Kingdom of Earth"
and "The Distributors." Carolyn Wells
furnishes a detective story, a new
vein for her, and "Little Sister Snow"
will be welcomed by all who loved "The
Lady of the Decoration." These are
only a few of the additions to the
Library but reference to the list will
show others equally attractive as well
as titles of more serious character.
Elizabeth Olney.
The full list of new books just added
follows:
FICTION
The Inner Shrine (Basil King?)
The Image of Eve
Margaret Sutton Briscoe
The Silver Horde Rex Beach
The Reaping E. F. Benson
The Dupe Gerald Biss
Cardillac Robert Barr
Whither thou Goest J. J, Bell
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