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VOL. I., NO. 20.
PINEHURST, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
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Pinehurst Observes the Day with
Capt. C. M. Cooke of Louisburg, N. C,
the Orator of tie Evening.
Distinguished Visitors from Our Capital City
Add to the Pleasures of the Occasion.
An enthusiastic company gathered in
front of the Holly Inn at 2 o'clock on
Tuesday to salute "Old Olory," the new
hotel Hag. As the ensign was Hung to
the breeze "The Star Spangled I tanner"'
in full chorus was sung "w ith the spirit
and with the understanding.'
At S o'clock p. in., in the Village Hall
occurred one of those enjoyable occasions
where the North and South are brought
together in pleasant association. The
beautiful hall was well tilled by an ap
preciative audience who were amply re
paid by the intellectual and musical treat
prepared for them. (Jen. ('arrington, V.
S. A., presided, and in a felicitous open
ing address paved the way for the suc
ceeding exercises. The general alluded
to the cradle of Moses, the cradle of
Bethlehem ; and the cradle of liberty in
which Washington was rocked. (Jen.
('arrington is authority on the father of
his country, and his. selection as presid
ing ollicer was most lilting. The "Star
Spangled Banner" was sung with spirit
and enthusiasm by the audience.
Hon. X. B. Broughton of Baleigh was
on the program for the first address but
much to his and our regret he was una
voidably detained at home. "Dixie" was
next sung anil then ('apt. C. M.('o;)ke,
ex-Secretary of State, was introduced,
('apt. Cooke is an entertaining speaker
and was en rapport with his subject. He
held his audience from the start. It was
a happy thought to bring representatives
of the blue and gray together. Various
aspects of Washington's life were
sketched by the speaker. He alluded to
'he fact that the great leader never had a
military education and yet if Braddock
had listened to his aide-de-camp he would
not have suffered overwhelming defeat.
His character and qualities as a general
:"id statesman were enlarged upon; as
was his tact and distinction, rnity not
'inifonnity was w hat he aimed at, and
hispired with this idea he could harmou
such conllicting elements as were
found in his cabinet. Washington was
ullosed in the social customs he estab
lishcd. But he met every form of op
position in the spirit that disarmed eriti-,'is"1-
It was but natural that Capt.
('ooke should refer to "the late un
Heasiintness" which he did in a sympa
thetic manner. But the climax was
reached when the speaker turning to the
Stars and Stripes paid a most graceful
tribute to the Hag that now floats over a
united country. Pinehurst will always
hold Capt. Cooke in pleasant remem
brance. A surprise was sprung upon our South
ern visitors when it was announced that
"The Old North State" was to be sung.
owner to the audience. A.i informal
talk, a character sketch, several amusing
stories and a banjo solo was the mayor's
contribution to our celebration. And
yet nobody felt that he had let up on or
let down his dignity.
(Jen. ('arrington had kindly loaned the
plate of the original manuscript of
"America, " and this hymn was sung in
closing by the audience.
The Old North State.
BY HON. WILLIAM ("ASTON.
Carolina! Carolina! Heaven's blessing attend her !
While we live we will cherish, protect and defend her ;
Though the scorner may sneer at, and witling defame her,
Yet our hearts swell with gladness whenever we name her.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Good Old North State.
Though she envies not others their merited glory,
Say whose name stands the foremost in liberty's story;
Though too true to herself e'er to crouch to oppression,
Who can yield to just rule a more loyal submission.
Plain and artless her Sons, but whose doors open faster
To the knock of the stranger or tale of disaster ?
How like to the rudeness of their dear native mountains,
With rich ore in their bosoms and life in their fountains.
And her Daughtersthe queen of the forest resembling,
So graceful, so constant, to gentlest breath trembling;
And true ltehtwood at heart, let the match be applied them,
How they kindle in flame Oh! none know but who've tried
Then let all who love us love the land that we live in,
As happy a region as on this side of heaven :
Where plenty and freedom, love and peace smile before us,
Raise aloud, raise together the heart thrilling chorus.
Hurrah! Hurrah! &c.
Thev were skeptical as to its being the
genuine article; but it was rendered with
effectiveness to the delight of all.
What's the matter with Mayor Buss of
lialeigh? "AH right," was the universal
approval. Cob "iioh" Taylor of Ten
nessee tiddled his way to the guberna
torial chair, and Mayor Buss may yet
fill the executive chair of the state by
virtue of his musical and social (pialities.
Some member of the party had smuggle 1
his banjo into the luggage, and at the
right time it was introduced with its
The orchestra rendered several selec
Hons, and Mrs. Brown, a guest at the
Holly Inn, kindly presided at the piano,
But for her valuable assistance the mush
of " The Old North State" (which cam
to us bv tradition) might have been a
failure. Mrs. Hightower, the only per
son in Pinehurst. who remembered the
melody "lined it out" to Mrs. Brown and
our th inks are due these ladies for their
Mayor Buss' "twins" do not comprise
all the new comers to Baleigh since the
beginning of his administration. At least
twenty-five families from the North have
located in the Capital city through his
influence. The mayor is both enthusias
tic and conservative. He lias not rashly
advised whole families to come "bag and
baggage." Instead, he has suggested
that some representative come to spy out
the land and report. In every instance
the rest of the family have been sent
Mr. Lean! of the S. A. L. is dead in
earnest about our proposed excursion to
Baleigh. He w ill do his share towards
making it a success. Through him and
Mr. Allen, secretary of Baleigh Chamber
of Commerce, both the Baleigh papers
and the Associated Press received an ac
count of the celebration.
The orator of the evening commanded
a company in the 55th North Carolina
Infantry during the late war. He is a
politician of the old school and served
North Carolina well as secretary of state.
Capt. Cooke is now one. of the ablest
lawyers in the state.
Mr. Kdwards is at the head of the larg
est printing and binding establishment
in the state. Drop in and see his plant
when in Baieigh. lie and his partner,
whose presence we missed at our Wash
ington's Birthday service, will show you
Messrs. McPheeters, West and Shack
man will do their share towards making
our excursionists to Baleigh enjoy their
trip.. We shall be in the Capital city
long enough to see the sights in charge
of all these gentlemen.
Prof. Bay, Superintendent of the State
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum, will be
pleased to show any of Pinehursts" guests
the institution of which he has charge.
The hall was very prettily decorated
with Hags and bunting.
In response to numerous requests we
print the words of "The Star Spangled
Banner," "Dixie," and "The Old North
State," that were sung at our Washing
ton's Birthday celebration.
l'.Y DAN. KMMKTT.
1 wish I was in de land ob cotton,
Old times dar am not forgotten,
Look away ! Look away !
Look away ! Dixie Land !
In Dixie Land whar L was born in,
Early on one frosty mornin',
Look away ! Look away !
Look away ! Dixie land !
CnoiM's. Den I wish I was in Dixie,
In Dixie land I took my stand.
To lib an die in Dixie,
Away down south in Dixie,
Away down south in Dixie.