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VOL. J, NO. i.
PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 1897.
PRICE THREE CENTS-
Tim Juniata Valley Editorial Awo iatlon, of
Pennsylvania, Iipett our Village.
Last Friday afternoon Pinehurst was
honored by a visit from the Juniata Valley
Editorial Association of Pennsylvania.
The association was making a southern
excursion under the direction of F. A.
J lay wood, publisher of Stnthcrii Progress
(than whom no one has done more to
interest northern, capital in developing
the resources of the south), and arrived
at Southern Tines on the morning train.
The party, consisting of sixty-live l.ulics
and gentlemen, were entertained at din
ner by Landlord ('ouch at the Ozone
hotel, after which they took the Pine
hurst electric car, arriving here about
2.M p. 111.
Headquarters was made at the Casino
and the party then scattered to observe
the interesting things in and around the
village. Some examined Holly Inn and
its great unfinished ..addition and others
went over the new store building. The
deer park and its inmates received consid
erable notice; also, the partially built
village hall and school house. The
pretty and well-built cottages scattered
about the village came in for a share of
their attentions ; and,all considered, the
party seemed to be impressed with the
fact that .Pinel 111 rst is one of the prettiest
villages in the south. As one said:
"The idea that a little village in
the woods should have electric cars,
force water, electric lights in every
house, a complete system of sewerage,
and as well kept streets and sidewalks as
can be found in the north."
We were pleased to note the very favor
able impression Pinehurst made on our
visitors, and are also pleased to acknowl
edge the favorable impression the party
made on us. Although weary from their
long journey, they were bright and
intelligent, quick to catch all good points,
and bound to enjoy their holida' as much
as possible. We were sorry to part with
them when the conductor shouted "All
aboard for Southern Pines."
James W. Tufts and Pinehurst.
"Who, after Edward Everett Hale,
will venture to write of the work J.
W. Tufts, of Boston, has done for North
Carolina in particular, all development,
as well as all humanity in general." This
deprecatory question probably will
not divert many newspaper men
from doing Mr. Tufts partial justice.
Pinehurst, N. C, the winter resort on
the Seaboard Air Line in North Carolina,
is not only a magnificent monument to
the man, J. W. Tufts, but is one of the
strong contributions to the development
of a nation as well as a country. It is
easy to see how a man with an income
of several thousands of dolllars a day
may be drawn into the building of a
model town, but it is rather uncommon.
Pinehurst will be largely effective in
fining the current of Southern
OUR NEW VILLAGE HALL.
A HaniUomu and Convenient Arranged Build
ing now Iteing Erected.
The people of Pinehurst are to be con
gratulated that they are soon to have a
Village Hall in which Sunday services of
the different denominations and secular
entertainments can be held with advan
tage to all concerned.
The site of the hall on the east side of
the Village Green, at the junction of
Main and East Village (Jreen streets and
but a short distance from Holly Inn, is
the best that could have been selected.
which will be greatly appreciated during
the coming winter.
The assembly hall will be finished into
the roof with first quality of North Caro
lina fine finish stock, which will give
good color and light and be very pleasing
to the eye. It also allows of perfect
ventilation, as provided in the plans.
The windows are to be of stained glass of
The main entrance will be from Main
street, and a rear door will admit to
the stage. The ladies' dressing room
leads from the stage on the same floor,
PINEHURST'S VILLAGE HALL.
The building will set well back from the
street and with the natural surroundings
will have a very pleasing effect.
Messrs. Band & Taylor, the well
known Boston architects, have drawn
the plans, which provide for a building
one and one-half stories high, seventy
live feet long and thirty-nine feet wide,
to contain an assembly hall with a seat
ing capacity of 300, and a room for small
parties which can be used in connection
with the larger hall whenever needed.
A stage fifteen by twenty feet is also
provided for, with all the accessories
necessary for attractive entertainments,
and the gentlemen's dressing room is in
the basement. Two ante-rooms are also
provided, leading from the small hall in
the opposite end of the building.
A large heater will be placed in the
basement to heat the building when nec
cssaiy, and will be fed with the home
product of fat pine wood. Messrs.
Longest & Bain, the contractors, have
the foundation already in and the first
floor on. Framing is now being done,
and judging from their push on other
buildings they arc erecting here, it is
reasonable to presume that the Village
Hall will be completed in a short time.
An Attractive Well-House.
The rustic well-house at the deer park
will undoubtedly attract a great deal of
attention from our northern visitors.
The curb is formed of great pieces of
refuse resin, whose weather beaten sur
face has the appearance of moss-covered
rocks, and a local variety of cactus nour
ishes in the interstices between the
blocks. The well is covered with a
unique roof thatched witli straw, the
whole being the work of Mr. Louis
Letien, whose ingenuity and good taste
are so much in evidence in our village.
Pinehurst is located G50 feet above sea
level and has an average winter temper
ature of 44 degrees, which explains in
part its great success as a health and
W. W. Trickey of Jackson, N. IL, who
managed the Pine Grove house last sea
son, will have charge there the coming
winter, and will no doubt give the same
satisfactory service as of. yore.
A True Sportsman.
Our old friend II. II. Powell is the
man our northern visiters should get in
touch with to hunt for game in this
section of country. Brother Powell
with his gun and dog can find more
game than any other man in Moore
The new school building located at the
foot of the village green on East Village
Green street, is rapidly approaching
completion. It will no doubt be finished
in time for the opening of the fall and
winter term. Miss May Taylor, the
principal, is now busy arranging for a
regularly graded school, to which our
northern visitors can send their children
with the assurance that every effort will
be made to accomplish as good results as
would be obtainable in their northern
Mr. Dayton Ball of Albany N. Y.,
who -was at Holly Inn last winter, died
very suddenly a few weeks ago.
New Church at Beulaih Hill.
The people living in the vicinity of the
"Arbor," about three miles from town,
have been holding religious services mir
ing the summer under the leadership of a
Baptist missioncry, and sufficient interest
awakened to arouse a desire to form
a church society and maintain the gospel
in that neighborhood. Their desire v is
put into practical effect a short time ugo
and the Beulah Hill Baptist church or
ganized with twenty-one members,
follows: Duncan Black, 1). B. Caddc'l,
John II. Ilawley, Dugal Black, John
Black, John Caddell, William Ward,
Samuel G. McDonald, David Hose, Mrs.
Nancy Black, Miss Maggie Black, Mr.
Cressey Ilawley, Mrs. Sarah Graham,
Mrs. Margaret Fry, Elizabeth Saddle' r,
William II. Fry, Mrs. Ellie Fry, I. S.
Wallace, Archie Wallace, Mrs. Ann Wal-'
lace and Millie A. Bunnell. The officers
chosen are: Deacon, Duncan Black; Sec
retary and Treasurer, John Caddell ;
Trustees, Dougal B. Caddell, Duncan
Black and John 11. Ilawley.
During the summer the meetings were
held under a simple "shelter" lit for use
only in warm and pleasant weather, and
the members have now taken steps
toward erecting a small building so that
the meetings and Sunday school can be
continued during the winter.
They propose to build a simple one
story frame building, twenty-five by
thirty feet, of plain pine lumber and with
sufficient glass windows to light it proi
erly. While the expense of . such a
building will not be large, yet to these,
farmers who struggle from year to
year to maintain their families it is a
great undertaking, and extra economy
must be practiced in order to erect a little
house for the worship of God.
The Holly Inn will open Nov. 15th
under the management of Messrs. Sisc
and Atwood. The great success
of the Inn last winter necessi
tated its enlargement for the com
ing season, which is now being done
in accordance with plan of Messrs. Rand
& Taylor of Boston. The plans provide
for a building double the size of the
original, with all modern conveniences,
including steam heat, electric light, bath
rooms and open fireplaces. When the
building is finished we shall take occasion
to fully describe its arrangements and
Albert B. Franklin of Boston, Mass.,
has taken the contract to furnish the
steam heating apparatus for the Holly
Inn and general store building. Mr. A.
Hubbard, the engineer, was in town last
Tuesday and laid out the work, which
Messrs. C. W. Jensen and Edwin Peed of
Boston are now busy carrying into effect.
Through the kindness of Supt. Benbow
the trolley car made a special trip last
Friday to transport our editorial visit's
from and to Southern Pines