North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XIX, NO. 12
Belong to R. H. Hunt and J. D. C.
In 111 Flafir Conteat of the Tin
Whlatle Clul on
THE brassie and the
midiron were put to a
new test by the Tin
Whistle Brigade on
Monday last. By imme
morial custom the
championship Num
ber Two Course was
dedicated to their ex
clusive use in the afternoon. Every fel
low was given so many strokes over bogey
by way of a handicap, and sent forth to
go as far as he liked, or was able with
those strokes. If he could go on around
the treacherous way twice, why all right.
No peusilanimous eighteen hole limit on
this game. The man with the longest
drive and the shortest putt (provided it
reached its goal) would win with a clear
distance between him and his rivals.
For instance. If E. H. Hunt of Wor
cester is compelled to proceed until he
has taken 94 strokes obviously he will
have long since covered the course and
will be going on down the line again well
towards Carthage- before they are con
sumed. So it proved. His 94th shot
rolled home in the 20th hole, and there
he camped, the farthest north, waiting
to see if any Doctor Cook would pre
sume to challenge his championship.
None turned up. W. L. Milliken of
Ilyannisport loomed out of the offing and
drove from the 19th hole towards glory
with still five shots in his locker. The
Milliken colors advanced over the fair
way like Picket making for Bound Top.
It was a noble effort. He came close
enough to see the white of Hunt's eyes,
and fired his last shot upon the green.
Within two feet he came of the 20th
hole, out of sight of Dr. M. W. Marr,
who held third place, roosting exhausted
by the 19th hole.
Meanwhile this battle had been waged
in two sections. And the second devel
oped a more heart rending finish still.
Up out of the valley, dodging the traps,
his ball soaring in the clouds and whistl
ing in triumph, came J. D. C. Rumsey,
master of the spoon, leader of the hosts,
from Brooklyn by the Sea. Up to the
19th hole he comes, and with a last and
cautious effort drops the eager ball into
the cup, displays his banner, and calls
for the silver trophy.
But slow. Out of the west, from
Cleveland, comes a champion with gin
ger in his drive and discretion in his
mashie, eating up the distance like Bel
lerafon on Fair Day. Consider then the
consternation of the Rumsey clan when
Johnson is seen rolling' evenly over the
country making for the 19th hole with
confidence and precision. The Johnson
ball soars over the rough; it mounts the.
fairway, it falls like a malediction on
the green. It makes for the hole as if it
had lived there always. Three inches
more, and all will be over. But like
Milliken, Picket and Banaparte, high
T. B. Boyd, St. Louis
J. D. C. Rumsey, Brooklyn
M. B. Johnson, Cleveland
II. II. Rackham, Detroit
G. T. Dunlap, Canoe Brook
Dr. M. W. Marr, Bethlehem
T. A. Kelly, Southern Pines
H. C. Fownes, Oakmont
J. D. Foot, Rye, N. Y.
Stuyvesant LeRoy, Newport
II. II. Buckley, Dunwoodie
C. S. MacDonald, Lambton
W. E. Truesdell, Fox Hills
John McLeod, Woodland
C. B. Hudson, North Fork
92 19
100 19
101 19
107 19
96 19
93 19
90 19
89 18
91 . 18
90 18
102 18
92 18
86 18
95 18
89 18
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1 -T i -. f-rf I j t; 111 4
fill f
tide at Pinehurst, Gettysburg and Water
loo had all been reached. There it died.
Within three inches of the goal. And
Johnson ended second.
The course was marked with the finish
of heroes all way from the 15th hole to
the twentieth, as will be seen by anyone
interested to compare the tabulated an
nals of this classic event.
R. H. Hunt, Worcester 94 20
W. L. Milliken, Hyannisport 94 19
P. S. MacLaughlin, Scarsdale 93 19
C. L. Becker, Woodland 93 19
S. Waters, Apawamis 92 19
W. S. Van Clief, Richmond 94 19
G. W. Statzell, Aronimink 93
J. T. Newton, Tuxedo 106
J. V. Beekman, Plainfield 109
F. P. Lee, Framingham 94
C. II. Lay, Oil City 97
II. S. Houston, Mt. Tom 119
C. B. Fownes, Oakmont 91
N. D. Clark, Woodbridge 98
J. M. Robinson, Harbor Beach 103
G. F. Brown, Huntingdon 96
T. A. Cheatham, Pittsburgh 90
C. F. MacDonald, New York 117
James Barber, Englewood 104
C. F. Bacon, Brae Burn 97
W. T. Statzell, Brockton 101
(Concluded on page thirteen)
Rodman Wanamaker Wins the
Itace Track ChrUtvned Willi Horn
Fait Performance Ij ir .Am
IBe and the Thoroughbred Iflare
MEMORIES of Autumn
days on the Deerfield
River and the shades of
of Neil Burgess and
the County Fair were
revived yesterday at the
Pinehurst Race Track,
when the country gen
try and the local trot
ters, the hunters and the pacers, the
assembled throng and a grand stand of
automobiles assembled to make a racing
Colonel R. A. Swigert of Palmetto was
on hand to start the races and see the
meet was managed according to the rules
made and provided and our neighbors
from Suthern Pines brought over some
fast mounts.
First on the program came a 2.19 pace,
half a mile, between two of the fastest
mounts in the business. Are Am Bee,
Leonard Tufts, owner, driven by J. C.
Thomas, in the past has won more money
in the Carolina circuit than any other
one horse. The reputation was main
tained. The half-mile was done easily in
1.10, and W. W. W. Hines, . driving his
own horse, Rockridge, was distanced. It
is fair, however, to .say that he had some
trouble with his sulky, and that this will
probably prove a very close thing
next time.
The race for green trotters brought
out a competition between two of Tufts '
horses Fred Patchin, driven by Haines,
and Red Reo, driven by Thomas. This
was a fierce enough battle to suit any
one. Each took two heats of half a mile,
and it was left that way to be settled
another day. The best time was 1.20.
Too much cannot be said for the per
formance of the new thoroughbred mare,
Miriel II., from the Pinehurst stables.
She has every evidence of having the
makings of a winner. With Cameron up
she kept a small lead over the veteran,
Travellor, ridden by Bachelor, the entire
distance of a half mile dash, finishing
easily in 49 seconds. Thomas is in rap
tures about her, and predicts that she
will make a name for herself on the turf
this Summer.
(Concluded on page thirteen)

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