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The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, October 22, 1897, Image 1

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As VOL. Iv NO. 2. PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1897. PRICE THREE CENTS. -V 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 Saturday night. 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 "round-up." To Wed. The marriage of Miss Maggie Shaw and Mr. George Calcut is announced for next Thursday evening. 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 livering goods. 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 ...u r v;1 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 located here. 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 inches. ' AVhite population (census 1890), 1,049, 191. Colored population (census 1890), 5G7, 170. Total water-power, 3,500,000 horse power. " Western bound ry longitude 81 de grees, 42 minutes, 20 seconds. Average winter temperature, 43 de grees Fahrenheit. The highest point is Mitchell Peak, 6,888 feet. Averege area of counties is 507 square miles. Number of varieties of mineral dis covered, 180. Average summer temperature, 75 de grees Fahrenheit. Average elevation of State above sea level is G40 feet. Average mean annual temperature, 59 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 factory manner.

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