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Durham, North Carolina
Two Hundred Rooms
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Richmond and Pinehurst
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B. H. GRIFFIN HOTEL CO., Props.
Pine Top Lodge and Kennels
UNCLE JERRY'S FIRE
on main line of Setboard liailway
I seven miles from Piueburst
Fine Queill Shooting
lomferiobls accommodations for Sportsmen and their Wives
All Modern Conveniences
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Batchelder & Snyder Company
Packers Poultry Dressers, Butter Makers
47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63 BUckstone St.
62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76 North St.
Put Out Before it was Set by
Bailey's Hew Engine
JLeonard Tufta, First to the Fire
for Many Yearn a Poor Second
to This New Outfit
In the annals of every budding me
tropolis in the land, it has been the
fashion of the delighted populace to
celebrate with parades ana speeches the
advent of the first fire engine to walk
the streets with the Knights of Pythias
band, and girls bearing garlands, fol
lowing the red and nickel -wonder,
proudly manned by her volunteer fight
ers, dreadful to behold, arrayed in flam
ing flannel, and helmeted like grena
diers. This has also been a godsend to
the oppressed Muse in the sanctum of
the local organ, devastated weekly by a
lack of exciting comment to stem his
Consider now the unheard of restraint
not .only of the Pinehurst fire brigade in
making no mention at all of the pur
chase and commission of as fancy and
trim a little engine as can be found in
the old North State, but of the populace
Avho made no display thereof, and your
orator, Who let pass the opportunity so
presented to regale you wnn a picture
of the sturdy boys ready on the instant
to battle with the devastating flames,
and to save your children from the top
most pinnacle any Thursday midnight,
with appropriate warnings about smok
ing in the house and going to bed with
out a bucket of water.
We thought,, to wait until the occa
sion should "arise for the testing of this
affair. Our idea was that we would
write Bill Bailey's glory or his epitaph
after his minute men had tackled the
first conflagration. And we had in mind
a test, both of the speed with which
this outfit got under way, and its effect
ive performance, that would push any
fire brigade in Christendom to its limit.
For years we have observed that be
fore the first faint whiff of smoke had
drifted into the air from any incipient
blaze before the first dulcet tone of
the siren had reached the consciousness
of the most sensitive invalid, one thing
was certain to occur. Leonard Tufts
was certain to be seen doing the two
twenty in record time, making for the
fatal spot with unerring and uncanny
instinct. Any engine, truck or flying
machine that could beat him to the fire
deserves the Grand Prix. We deter
mined to abide by this test of speed in
going into action. For efficiency in
putting out the fire our formula was
simple. If after the event the fire chief
had his skin, it was certain that he had
done his duty, than which no man can
do more. For Mr. Tufts would not
leave a whole skin on any man letting a
fire burn above par.
The Critical day arrived.
The Fire Whistle sounded its dread
alarm over the startled landscape.
Pen in hand we rushed to record the
And in awarding the prize of Chief
Bailey, and Tobe Hensley, his lieu
tenant, for the utmost vigilance and
prompt and effective action, we are de
lighted to announce that they beat the
pistol, the record, and the pace maker.
No sooner had the alarm sounded than
Mr. Tufts shot out of the office at a
2.10 pace. By the time he had done the
half and was turning into the stretch
at Donald Ross house, he had caught the
flying rumor that ' the fire was in the
School. Being in full view of the School,
and seeing no sign of the engine, he
rushed into the house and called up the
Garage. There was no time wasted in
explanations. Send up that engine to
the School house, and don't delay for a
nap on the way, was the burden of the
message delivered with a sufficient charge
of powder behind it to lend emphasis to
the advisability of immediate action.
The ever present reporter, sprung out
of the ground, the hook and ladder from
the General Store and the hose reel from
the same vicinity arrived at the School
simultaneous with Mr. Tufts. But sad
to relate there was no sign of the new
engine. With a heavy heart the head
line was written recording the demise
of the engine crew, just as they ap
peared around the bend.
Simultaneous came a winged messen
ger of African persuasion with the tid
ings that the fire was not at the school
after all, but was consuming Uncle
Jerry's ancient and hallowed cabin.
Then it was that the commander in
chief gave vent to his opinion, and in
quired why the engine had not been on
hand, and why the fire had not been out.
Chief Bailey interrupted to mildly in
quire which fire was under discussion.
"Jerry's palace," says Mr. .Tufts,
short and final.
"Beg pardon," says the chief, still
mild," but we put that out some time
ago and were just back from dinner
when your telephone reached us to come
Which explains many things. Among
them why we have so few really success
ful and interesting fires. For the most
part they are out and the brigade back
home asleep before they are discovered.
By the time they are reported at the
engine house the log has already grown
dim and misty with age. Mr. Tufts no
longer holds the cross country record in
doing- Into Peach
Reports from all hands indicate that
the public has thoroughly wakened to the
possibilities of this Sandhill District as a
j-iuxt seuLiuu. uiviaenas averaging from
25 to 125 per cent per year have been
paid on orchard properties here for some
years, without apparently causing the
slightest interest to outside capitalists.
But this could not last forever.
A number of the leading
the Colony in Pinehurst have taken an
interest m tne uiberta Company, a cor
TinrcitiAti MinnU - t -
icwuuji organized ana now
planting iu acres of commercial peach
orchard at Eagle Springs.
Another enterprize on similar line3 is
ine Marston Urchard Company now pre
paring to plant 100 acres on the Sea
uuara jvir line at Marston. This last
concern noias something over 3,000 acres
of peach lands, which will ultimately be
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lielgium Iris Bulbs 1.50 per 100
English Ivy Plants 3.00 perdoz.
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Air Line and the Capitol Highway. Seven
miles from Pinehurst. Unexcelled shoot
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