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VOL. I., NO. 5,
PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1897.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
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VILLAGE MECHANICAL DEPT.
Exceptionally Pure Water and
Perfect Aqueduct Plant,
A Superior System of Sewerage Extended
a Mile Beyond the Village.
Electric Light and Power Machinery and a
Well-Equipped Trolley Railroad.
Few people who visit Pinehurst realize
the enormous amount of material and
labor that were required to bring a vil
lage of this size to
its presentstate of
sands of feet of
lumber and pipe,
tons of metal, the
skill, and, over all,
a great directing
mind were necessa
ry for the upbuild
ing of this model
village which lias
risen almost like
Aladdin's castle, in
the pine woods.
One of the most
of the village is the
This is complete in
every respect, and
consists of two
main sewers with
es, that have their
outlets in running
water on opposite
sides of the town
about a mile away. These required
27,000 feet of 12-inch vitrified sewer pipe
and 10,000 feet of various other sizes, and
were laid in the best Portland cement by
men experienced in this line of work.
The sewers have suitable vents and are
laid on proper grades, thus ensuring
rapid removal of the sewage and an en
tire absence of that deadly enemy to
health, sewer gas.
THE WATER SUPPLY.
The water supply of a town is always
a matter of supreme importance, and the
pure cold water of Pinehurst, with its
many medicinal qualities, has been an
extra inducement to many to spend the
winter here. It is pumped from nine driv
en wells to a large tower, and delivered to
every house in the village through a com
plete system of circulating mains at a
pressure of twenty-four pounds to the
square inch, thus ensuring a quick flow
in all parts of the village and delivering
the water as pure as it comes from the
wells. The pump that supplies the water
is capable of handling 300 gallons per
minute at a pressure of 100 pounds, and
the village has a complete system of Are
hydrants that are attached to the supply
from the above mentioned pump, which
is located in a new tire-proof pump-house.
The following is the result of an analysis
of the water by Prof. H. li. Battle:
PINEHURST SPUING WATER.
Raleigh, N. C, April 5, 1S'J7.
Analysis No. 10,111.
Peak Siu: The sample of health water sent to
the Station lor analysis in a demijohn, marked
"From tube well system, Pinehurst, N. C," con
Total solid matter in solution
Grains per U. S. (Gallon, . 0.!)2
Hardness, . . 1.00 degree of Clark's scale
Carbonate of Lime, 0.00 grains per U. S. gallon
Chlorine, . . 0.08 grains per U. S. gallon
for the trolley road, and to two large
alternating dynamos, one of 750 and the
other 1,000 light capacity, which furnish
light to every house in the village.
THE ELECTRIC RAILROAD.
The Pinehurst trolley line, seven miles
long, running through the pine woods
between this village and Southern Pines,
is well equipped with lirst class open and
closed cars, the latter heated by elec
tricity when the weather is cool, and the
service is as good as can be had in any
city. To build this road required 14,500
cross-ties, 73,800 feet of 40 lb. iron T
rails, 5,000 lbs. of spikes, 11,000 lbs. of
joint plates and bolts, 800 lbs. cast iron
curve chairs, 3,000 lbs. of switches and
frogs, for the roadbed alone. For the
overhead work there were 7 1-2 miles of
hard drawn copper trolley wire live
sixteenths of an inch in diameter, 5G0
G to 11 o'clock every night during the
season, which is from Nov. 15th to May
1st, and there is no better light to be
There is a complete telephone system
between dillerent sections of the town,
connecting with Southern Pines and the
North and South.
Nothing has been left undone that
would tend to the comfort of those who
make this their winter home. Here can
be found all the advantages of city life,
without the noise and confusion; the
weary can find rest with all the comforts
of home. No other village or resort in
the South is so completely equipped with
modern conveniences as is Pinehurst.
Arthur C. Butler.
50 cents pays for the OutlooIc G inos.
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A GLIMPSE OF PINEHURST.
(lhj Courtesy of S.A.L.Magumli
Ammonia, Free, . .032 parts per million.
Ammonia, Albuminoid .050 " " "
Analysis of the water from Pinehurst, shows it
to be a drinking water of exceptional quality.
The total solid matter and chlorine is very small;
and the ammonia, both free and albuminoid, is
quite considerably less than is usually found in
drinking waters. These facts show it to be a
very valuable source for a water supply; in fact,
so far as the chemical examination is concerned,
we seldom find such purity.
(Signed) II. B. BATTLE.
ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWEK PLANT.
The electric light and power plant has
recently been increased by the addition
of an engine of 150 horse power and an
alternating dynamo with a capacity of
1000 lights. The plant is now equipped
with two Hartford return flue tubular
boilers of 125 horse power each, to which
are connected two 150 horse power high
speed automatic engines, which in turn
are belted direct to two 62 kilio watt
electric generators which furnish power
cypress poles to support the trolley wire,
350 insulated supports, 8,000 feet galvan
ized span and guy wires, 500 eyebolts 18
inches long, 5 miles of 00 feed wire, be
sides innumerable pull-offs, overhead
frogs, line insulators, lag bolts and cross
arms. To build this line and put it in opera
tion in any city would take at least three
months, and that would be considered
quick work. The Pinehurst trolley line,
power house and cars were built,
equipped and put to work in the wilder
ness in just four months, and they liave
been running two seasons without the
LIGHTS AND OTHER MATTERS.
In the lighting system there are now
wired in the village 1,100 electric lights
more, I may say, than any town of
10,000 inhabitants in North Carolina uses
today. These lights are furnished from
A Georgia Postmaster.
"I want to see
"I'm the post
mastah, sah look
out ! Mighty close
shave that, sah."
"Who in thunder
is that fool firing
"At me sah."
"Doesn't like my
color, sah. Take
care there, sah.
You're right in
range. Zip! Dat's
the feller out dar
behind the tree,
sah. Dem boys
takes a shot at me
every time dey goes
"Well, doesn't it
make you want to
throw up your job
and get out of
"Me sah? I guess
not. I don't throw
up no governinent snap for such trifling
no account fellows like dem. Bang!
Dat's Ligc Brooks firing through the
back door. Well, by gracious ! ef la
ain't done shot a hole through the mail
bag! Fust thing that pusson knows
he'll be gettin' in trouble wid the United
States, yes sah."
"Well, you're a philosopher."
"No sah, I'm a republican, and dar's
only foah inoah of us in de whole place."
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Pay-as-you-go clubs are being organ
ized in many towns. The members
pledge themselves to incur no debts, and
to purchase only such goods as they can
pay cash for. The country should be
organized into one great club of this sort
and prosperity will come, and come to