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VOL. Iv NO. 2.
PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1897.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
The Raleigh Fair.
The State fair now being held at
ttaleigh is the center of attraction. More
than 10,000 Tarheels and others crowded
the' streets and grounds yesterday.
Nothing interests the average North
Carolinian so much as the annual State
fair, . The fair started oft well with full
exhibits and attendance, and with the
races it will no doubt prove to have been
a grand success when the gates close
The managers are to be congratulated
that their efforts are appreciated, and the
fair will be like those in the past a
credit to them and the state.
, Through Train.
1 It is said' that a new through train will
be put on the Aberdeen & Asheboro
railroad frb in Aberdeen to High Point
It will. not be long until there will be
through pulman, car service from Wash
ington to Pinehurst and Aberdeen, pass
ing Asheboro in the forenoon and return
ing the same day. This will give the
most "direct line from the north to that
wonderful town of miraculous growth,
Pjnehurst. Asheboro Courier.
To Tax Payers.
SherilV.Jones of Moore county adver
tises to meet the taxpayers of Pinehurst
and Mineral Springs township, on Satur
day, Oct. 23d, at the house of Mr. Ab.
Fry, to receive their taxes for the current
year. As this township is about eight
miles long, some peopie will have to start
before daylight to be in time for the
The marriage of Miss Maggie Shaw and
Mr. George Calcut is announced for next
The Organist's Retrospect.
An autobiographical story, by Wm.
Horatio Clarke. Published for subscrib
ers only, by E. T. Clark & Co., Reading,
Mass. Cloth, $150.
Here is a book of fresh thought which
will not only interest musical natures, but
will awaken the attention of readers of
liberal education who look for something
more than a superficial expression of
ideas More than one reader has fol
lowed the thread of this earnest life, and
from the experiences herein related, been
filled with reverence for the organ and
organ music. Many have been deeply
interested in the serious purposes as
related by an art student, the culmination
of whose career was optimistic and hope
ful and the amusing incidents interspersed
afford a pleasing and amusing variety to
the thirty chapters of the book.
Only a few weeks ago a lecturer at a
big meeting gave utterance to the follow
ing: "All along the untrodden paths of
the future we can see the footprints of an
unseen hand." Exchange.
OUR NEW STORE BUILDING.
A Handsome Structure and an
Ornament to the Village.
Covers More Ground Space than Any Other
Store Building in Moore County.
Fine Quarters for the Post Office, General
Store and Village Offices.
. Among the numerous buildings now
being erected in our village is the
Department Store building. With the
exception of Holly Inn it is the largest in
town, and it is said to cover more square
feet of ground than any other store build
ing in Moore county.
The building has been in course of
construction during the summer, and is
rapidly approaching completion. The
story will be full size plate glass, and a
broad path will give entrance from both
Main street and Chinquapin road.
Inside the building the first lloor is
divided into four rooms for store and
ollice purposes. The largest room occu
pies the centre, and is 50 by 48 feet. It
is sheathed with line finish pine stock,
including walls and ceiling, and the
portico extends along its entire front.
It will be used for groceries, hardware,
crockery, etc. The front entrance is by
two large doors from the portico, and
the re ir has doors for receiving and de
On the south side of the large store a
room 25 by 40 feet will be used for the
post ollice, dry and fancy goods, cloth
ing, drugs, stationery and a circulating
library. This room is finished with
sheathing seven feet from the lloor. The
rest of the walls and ceiling arc plastered
and frescoed. The front has four plate
glass windows and a wide entrance door.
On the north side a room of the same
size is to be used for the village of lice and
private olliccs for the resident manager
and Mr. Tufts. These olliccs will be
riNEIIURST'S NEW DEPARTMENT STORE BUILDING.
accompanying cut shows exactly how it
will look when finished. The site for
the building was well chosen. Situated
as it is on the west side of the Village
Green, in the angle formed by the junc
tion of Main street and Chinquapin
road, facing the point of the angle and
setting well back from both streets, it is
one of the most conspicuous and central
buildings in town.
Hand fc Taylor, Kendall & Stevens,
architects, of Boston, Mass., furnished
the plans. The contracting carpenters
are Bain & Longest of Greensboro, N. C,
and Albert B. Franklin of Boston fur
nishes the steam heating apparatus.
The plans provide for a two-story
wooden building with a frontage of 100
feet by 40 feet in depth in the main part,
and an addition on the rear 50 by 42 feet,
with a basement and cellar eight feet in
height. The outside walls are covered
with siding on the lower story and shin
gled above, the finish being North Caro
lina pine. A broad portico, 50 feet long
by 12 feet wide, extends along the centre
front, leaving a frontage at each end of
25 feet on a line with the front of the
portico. The front windows in the first
plastered and frescoed, and a toilet room
will be provided, leading from the ofiice
of the resident manager. The rooms are
well lighted, and the main entrance is in
the front of the building.
In the rear of the main store is a room
50 by 21 feet entirely sheathed with pine
finish, which will be used for furniture,
etc. A toilet room for the employes is
The basement and cellar will have
cemented lloors. The meat market will
occupy the basement in connection with
cold storage, and the heating apparatus
will be placed in the cellar.
In the second story, which is reached
by a broad stairway leading from the
portico, between the main store and the
public ofiices, are eleven rooms along the
front and ends of the building, which are
to ue rented in two-room suites or
singly, as may be desired. These rooms
command a fine view and are among the
most desirable in the village. They will
be fully furnished, and people renting
them can obtain board at the Casino.
The corridors are wide and well venti
lated. A balcony 50 feet long and 12
feet wide extends along the front for the
use of the occupants of these rooms, and
will be appreciated by our northern
visitors during the winter when taking a
sun bath and reading that the tempera
ture at home is on the way to zero or be
yond. A lavatory is also provided, lead
ing from the corridor.
A large room in the rear will be used
as a photograph studio. A competent!
photographer will have charge and good
work will be guaranteed at reasonable
prices. A large store-room, ou uy 20-
feet is also on this lloor.
The entire building will be heated by
steam and lighted by electricity, and will
have force water and all modern improve
ments in lavatory and toilet rooms. It
is expected that the building will be
occupied by the first of November.
North Carolina Facts and Statistics.
Number of counties, 9G.
State area, 52,280 square miles.
Extreme length is 503 1-4 miles.
Extreme breadth is 187 1-2 miles.
Number- of electoral votes, 11.
Length of coast line is 314 miles.
Land surface, 48,GGG square miles.
Water surface, 3,G20 square miles.
Area Dismal Swamps, 150,000 ares.
Number of miles of railroad, 3,570.
Indian population (census 1800), 1,571.
Inland steamboat navigation, 900 miles.
Total population (census 1890), 1,G17,
947. Average mean annual rainfall, 52
' AVhite population (census 1890), 1,049,
191. Colored population (census 1890), 5G7,
170. Total water-power, 3,500,000 horse
Western bound ry longitude 81 de
grees, 42 minutes, 20 seconds.
Average winter temperature, 43 de
The highest point is Mitchell Peak,
Averege area of counties is 507 square
Number of varieties of mineral dis
Average summer temperature, 75 de
Average elevation of State above sea
level is G40 feet.
Average mean annual temperature, 59
Area of largest county (Brunswick) is
950 square miles.
Number of towns with population of
over 2,000, 23.
Area of smallest county (New Hano
ver) is 80 square miles. Exchange.
Walter E. Olivers of Philadelphia, Pa.,
is in town for the purpose of frescoing
and tinting the Holly Inn extension.
Mr. Chivers did the work originally in
the Holly Inn and Casino, and has exe
cuted such work in some of the best
buildings in the state in a highly satis