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THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK
Durham, North Carolina
Two Hundred Rooms
The best place to stop between
Richmond and Pinehurst
If you intend visiting the Land of
Health and Sunshine this Winter
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Raleigh's Leading and Largest Hotel
European Plan. Cafe one of the best In
the South. Rooms without bath $1.25
and up. Rooms with bath $1.75 to $3.00
B.H. GRIFFIN HOTEL CO., Props.
Pine Top Lodge and Kennels
Pine II luff, Horln Carolinit
on main line of Seaboard Railway
seven miles from Pinehurst
Fine Quail Shooting
Femfortoble accommodations for Sportsmen and their Wives
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OLDEST CITY IN U. S-
U. S. Navy Yard, Old Spanish Forts
Finest Hunting and Fishing, Coif Links and Country CluD
For Full Particulars Address
: CHARLES B. HEKVKY, Manager
San Carlos Hotel
Signal Mountain Hotel
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE
OPEN THE Xlf T1I112 YE A II
Fireproof. 250 rooms, 200 private baths.
Golf, Tennis, horseback riding,
fishing and hunting in season.
2000 ft. elevation
H. M. STANFORD, Manager.
Opens for exclusive patronage; original
Colonial furnishings; Southern cooking.
Yachting, Golf, Tennis
Mrs. J. R. Bertolett
Charleston. S. C
Batchelder& Snyder Company
Packers Poultry Dressers, Butter Makers
47,49,51,53,55.57,59.61,63 Blackstone St.
62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76 North St.
The Oldest Inhabitant Writes of Memories of Flora HacDorald
Kinsman of the Famous Scottish Heroine Tells the
Family Version of Her Stay in the Sandhills
The following letter was written last
year by a member of Clanranald still
living near the scenes he depicts, and
constitutes probably the best remaining
evidence of the movements and the in
terests of Flora Macdonald while she
was on this side of the water. For the
benefit of those who do not know about
Flora (if such benighted persons exist)
we may say that she is the National
Heroine of Scotland, who rescued Prince
Charlie from the hands of English after
the last desperate Stuart attempt upon
the British Crown, and the de"feat of
the Highlanders at Codloden. She and
her husband, Allen Macdonald left their
Estate of Kingsboro in Scotland, and
came into this neighborhood. Anyone
at all familiar with the district will
recognize the places occurring in the
old Scotchman's narrative. However
for the uninitiated he will add that
Spout Springs is about 15 miles
from here across Little River.
"The Auld Kirk of Barbeque" is
about the same distance.
Drowning .Creek is the familiar
ground of the Midwinter Canoeing Club
and runs by Jackson Springs and not
far below Pine Bluff.
Killiegrey is about six miles the
other side of Jackson Springs. The
graves of Flora's children can still be
Cross Hill, where the Highlanders
gathered for battle is the hilr just the
other side of Carthage.
Cross Creek is the old name of
Longstreet is the name of an old
Scotch church and settlement about 12
miles off to be reached by the road
from Southern Pines to Raeford.
Old Man Blacks is within four miles
of Pinehurst, on Little River.
Moore's Creek. Below Fayetteville.
The Scene of the Highlanders' last bat
tle. The victory of the Whigs over the
Tories in the Revolution.
With these locations in mind it is
easy to follow the narrative, which is as
follows. We would give the author's
name, but the Scotch do not care to air
their affairs and he desires otherwise.
The letter is as follows:
the auld kirk; op barbeque.
I would like you would come up to
Spout Springs and go out there and see
for yourself. You could-also visit the
"Hill" about a mile off, and the old
place where "Cousin" Flora lived. The
water (of the spring) is fine. The old
road (long unused) in front of the
house (now gone) has an embankment,
washed down from the hill, on which
large oak trees are growing. It was
here that young McLeod popped the
question to Fannie, and they both be
came one and the same animal. Down
the waters of Barbeque creek, five miles
away is the "auld Kirk of Barbeque."
Here Flora carried her dignified pres
ence (which she used all the week to
awe her neighbors with) one Sunday
in each month to listen to Rev. James
Campbell preach on saving grace, pre
destination, atonement, adoption, &c,
till his hearers acquired such a cranial
development in the occipital region that
John McLeod called them "critical lit
tle earls." There is no doubt but what
her name was enrolled as a member, but
the old records were lost (probably dur
ing the Revolution). There was no
preaching at that time, for one Sunday
near the beginning of the "uprising"
the Rev. Mr. Campbell prayed . during
the service for the success of the Ameri
can cause, and after preaching was over
one of the old Munns that lived there
at the time went up to the pulpit and
told him if he ever repeated that prayer
he would put a bullet through his head.
Campbell then went to Gilford and
Alamance, where there was not so many
tories, and stayed until 1780. His son,
who was in the American army, came
home to the Bluff in that year, and find
ing his father away started up the coun
try to see him. He was riding along
what is now called the old Monroe road
at a point near the Hill (and opposite
where Mr. Cameron lived) when he
heard a voice in front of him. On
nearer approach he recognized it as his
father's. He was returning home in
bad health, and was accompanied that
far by two or three of his elders, who
were about to turn back, and they were
kneeling by the roadside engaged in
prayer before parting. He died in the
fall of the same year.
ENTER CALEB TOUCHSTONES
Old Caleb Touchstones cheated Mc
Donald when he sold him the Hill Farm,
but McDonald wanted to make money as
a planter to pay off the debts of his
Kingsburg estate in Scotland, (! I !).
Besides this a lot of his kinsmen were
there from Jura. There c was Alexander
McDonald, John McDonald, sDonald Mc
Donald, Angus McDonald, Archie Mc
Donald (my great grand-father) and
others. They were all decendants of the
Clanranald family, and near kinsmen of
Flora's. But, McDonald's farming
proved a failure, and his son-in-law, Mc
Leod, who was raised on Drowning
Creek, told him of a fine place
"beyant" there, and so the family
moved to a farm two miles north of
Elerbe Springs, which they called Killie
gray. Here their troubles began. They
were "newcomers" and looked upon with
suspicion. Here they, were visited by
Donald McDonald and Donald McLeod
from Massachusetts (both of them said
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BELLE TERRE NURSERY
English Violet Plants $1.50 per 100
Belgium Iris Bulbs 1.50 per 100
English Ivy Plants. ...... 3.00 per doz.
Will add beauty to your grounds
C. P. HEYWARD, Southern Pines, N. C.
THREE FURNISHED COTTAGES FOR RENT
for the winter season, $225 to $500 at
PINE BLUFF, N. C. On the Seaboard
Air Line and the Capitol Highway. Seven
miles from Pinehurst. Unexcelled shoot
ing and canoeing.
Mrs. M. E. AKINS, Pine Bluff, N. C.
A hotel ih' the center of the
city, with superior service and
every comfort at surprisingly
Rooms with Bath
$2.00 a day and up
flooms without Bath
&.50 a day and up
Cafe" and Grill with unexcelled
cuisine. The Walton Winter
Garden is one of Philadelphia's
Show Places. Dancing every
evening after 8.30
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