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VOL. L, NO. ii.
PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1897.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Ancient Log Cabin Filled With
the Quaint and Curious.
Taken from Original Site and Brought to
tie Foot of the Village Green.
Address Delivered at the Dedication and a
Poem Written for that Occasion.
(J rowing interest iu the Pinehurst
.Museum and its increasing collection of
historic curiosities requires special no
tice. This log cabin was built by a man
named Wray nearly seventy years ago.
Its lock, of immense size and with
wrought iron key nearly a foot in length,
belonged to the first jail erected in Fay
etteville, X. C. Mr. Archibald MeKenzie
presented the cabin to Mr. J. W. Tufts,
the founder and owner of Pinehurst, and
we are indebted to Mr. Tufts for the inci
dents attending the informal social open
ing of the Museum last season.
The building is located at the foot of
the Village Green, directly facing the
Holly Inn, and was taken piece by piece
from its original site and carefully re
stored to its original form, under the
direction of Mr. 1$. E. Taylor of Boston,
architect of Pinehurst.
The enormous fireplace will accommo
date a six-foot log, has all the accessories
of an immense crane, pot-hooks, kettles,
andirons of ancient style; and the same
tapering chimney of sticks covered with
mud plaster still gives egress to smoke
and hhize, in spite of the natural conclu
sion t hat it ought to burn up as soon as a
lii'e is started below. Among the con
tents are spinning wheel, distatr, various
reels, ancient candlesticks, antlers of
game, and the usual accompaniments of
a country home of olden time. Among
these is exhibited the old-fashioned
broad-ax with which the original logs
were hewn to shape. Only a few days
since Mrs. Mary McDonald of this county
presented the following volumes, viz:
"A Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of
Commerce,1' published in London, 1G88;
and one entitled "The Town and Coun
ty Magazine," published in 1769.
A suggestion made just as the building
was restored to shape was, that some
tnn of dedication would be proper.
The services of the young people were
ealled into requisition, so that spontane
ous contributions were appropriate and
timely, however suddenly prepared. No
';nd of music was attainable, but Miss
Mabel T. Hall of Newton, Mass., sang
wo solos, Mr. Macomber gave a short
'"troduetory ildiress, and Mr. II. Chase
arrino-ton of Hyde Park, Mass., con
tributed in verse.
Mr. Macomber's remarks we give, as
"Gathered as we are from former times
and various places, together as it were,
it seems fitting though we are fast thin
ning out until a postage stamp would
almost take us away that we should
'warm' such an old house as this is.
'He-warm,' I should say, for it was
warmed nearly seventy-five years ago;
but you will allow that time enough has
passed for it to get cold again.
I was asked to be partially funny ; but
I have left that to my friend Carrington,
who is, in many respects, the funniest
man I ever knew. He used to try the
'shuffling board,' but I have at last per
suaded him to take to poetry and the
woods. Some of us may meet again in
this little log cabin if the gathering of
curiosities be continued. Its structure
and arrangements portray and bring be
fore us the actual life of our own New
England forefathers of early generations.
We can see with our own eyes their way
of living, and, in imagination, the prime-
To save the old fellow from breaking his back,
As he labored away at his task.
Now, Wray was the name of the builder strong,
"X-Ray" he is at the date of this song;
But his work lives on, and may it live long,
'Till grim old age shall over it creep.
His fame is not great, but his work 's well done,
Though another has finished what he just begun,
And added a porch, after spending some "mun,"
And making a window, a door.
A gunsmith was he, and a "son of a gun"
Though that last trite remark be taken in fun,
As meaning that he was a typical man
Of the State where corn liquor abounds.
Transported at last to the Village Green,
Where by curious villagers it now may be seen;
Standing, a monument to the "has been,"
It contrasts the methods of man.
It tells of the struggle and toil of the days
When men, .brave and stalwart, were blazing the
For others to follow a nation to raise
A nation so brave and so free.
The following was one of the dainties
served up at the Kings Daughters' fair
on Wednesday of last week :
1 cup butter, Judges 5 :25
3 12 cups flour, I. Kings 4 :22
8 cups sugar, Jer. 6 :2()
2 cups raisins, . I. Sam. 30 :12
2 cups flgs, I . Sa m. 30 : 12
1 cup water, Gen. 24 :17
1 cup almonds, Gen. 43 :ll
6 eggs, Isa. 10:14
1 tablespoonf ul of honey, Ex. 16 :21
Salt, Lev. 2 .13
Spices to taste, I. Kings 10 :10
Follow Solomon's advice
for making good boys
and you will nave good
cake, Prov. 13 :24
The editorial tooth has not yet broken
the dainty slice kindly sent him by Mrs.
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A PINEHURST PICNIC.
val forest, and hear the stealthy tread of
unseen foes as they rise up before us.
Given bv the kindly neighbors a mon
ument or the past, and a shelter to every
thing interesting, enaraciensuu or
curious it is representative of the past
of this great and glorious commonwealth
of our renublic. God bless the Common
wealth of North Carolina ! Three cheers
for Pinehurst, the Tufts, and ourselves !"
The following are Mr. Carrington's
The Log Cabin, Village Green, Pinehurst, N. C,
BY It. CHASE CAKRINGTON.
In eighteen hundred and twenty -three
The cabin which shelters this gathering free
"Was fashioned from wood of the tall pine tree,
And removed from the forest deep.
Far from its home near the Jackson Springs,
Where Nature had scattered a few spare things
To "jolly" the settler, else he'd take wings
And seek a more genial clime,
The logs and the boards, the rafter and sill,
And all that it takes a house to fulfill,
Were brought to a site near McKenzie's mill,
And hewn there, by ax, to their place.
With "nary" a nail, was builded this shack,
And it must have taken a "right smart" knack
Then, here's to the cabin now standing here,
Sad relic of what its first owner held dear;
Yet, to us, an incentive to hope, and not fear,
For the future and progress of man.
As the Museum is fairly open for con
tributions we deem it only proper to
recall the history of the cabin and its
dedication not previously published, so
that our readers may be encouraged to
add other curiosities of a historic charac
ter, as from time to time they visit its
Priscilla (just arrived) : "Are there
any men here?" Phyllis : "Oh, there are
a few apologies for men!" Priscilla:
"Well, if an apology is offered me, I shall
Insurance Agent: "Before filing the
claim, will you be kind enough to give
me a certificate of your husband's death,
madame?" The -New Widow: "With
Don't Destroy Trees and Plants.
We print below a letter from Mr.
Warren II. Manning, the landscape
architect who has full charge of the
landscape features of our village, to
Mr. Tufts relating to the indiscrim
inate collection of wild flowers or
plants and defacing the pine trees
and small pines on the Pinehurst
Mu. James W. Tufts:
Deaii Slit, Permit me to call atten
tion to the serious injury that is being
done to the attractive native plants of
the Pinehurst estate which is caused
by the thoughtless practice of pluck
ing flowers, branches and roots and
to recommend that you ask your
guests, and require others, to refrain
from this practice. After being
plucked, wild plants and flowers can
only give pleasure to a few people
for a short time as they soon fade, but
if they are left where growing they
may be enjoyed by many people, not
only during the present season but
for many years to come.
It is my intention to not only have
the flowering plants protected but to
have them increased by every possible
means so that they may become of
much greater importance as an at
traction to those who stroll about the
estate. The pines must be pro
tected if you ever expect me to
secure for you an attractive winter land
scape at Pinehurst.
Unless the hearty co-operation of every
one concerned is secured, these purposes
will be wholly defeated and plants will
be exterminated that it will not be
practicable to re-establish. Even now
the pixie is almost exterminated and it is
becoming more difficult to find the trail
Your own planting forces have never
been permitted to collect plants upon
Waruen II. Manning.
When a razor-back is seen with a
mouthful of grass then lookout for a
protracted spell of bad weather.
It is an old proverb that the rain falls
on the just and unjust, alike; but that
must be a mistake, for the just receive
the largest share, from the fact that the
unjust appropriate most of the umbrellas.
Now is the time to advertise.