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THE PILOT. Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, November 23, 1934.
But Few Survivors of Early
Days of Southern Pines
Views of Villag-e Before Turn of Century
Many and Varied are the Shops
Catering to Resident and Visitor
(Continued from page 1)
as Mayor, 1901-1902, and was pres-
ident of the Citizens’ Bank from its
inception in 1905 to 1922. Mrs. Grout
resides in the home on West Broad
Charles J. J. Sadler came to South
ern Pines from Milford, Pennsylvania
as an employee of the “Piney Woods
Inn” in 1898, and ten years later be
gan the erection of the "Juneau,” now
the “Park View,” which hotel he op
erated for 17 years. His daughter,
now Mrs. Frank Shea, and son Char
les reside in town.
William F. Junge and wife came
from Coudersport, Pa., in 1895, and
he soon became interested in the
peach and grape developments of the
Sandhills, in real estate affairs and
serving as a town commissioner, and
a director and vice president of the
the Citizens’ Bank. His widow and a
daughter, widow of the late H. O.
Riggan, and a grand-daughter, Leno-
ra Riggan, reside in Southern Pines.
Thomas S. Burgess came from the
vicinity of Pittsboro in Chatham coun
ty in 1892, and in nearly all of his
42 years of residence was active
building stores and homes. His first
iod. Mr. Kitchell, long an invalid, lives I
in the old home on Leak street. |
A. S. Ruggles and Sarah Young, j
children of two of our earliest pio-1
neering families, united in marriage ,
following their arrival in the new
town and have lived to see the barren
sands stretch out into tree shaded
avenues lined with modern homes, and
the population grow from a few score
to over 2,500.
Thomas J. Ruggles, his wife and
two sons, Adolph S. and Leslie came
in 1888, and Mr. Ruggles established
a factory for mill work in the lo
cality now West Broad street and
Wisconsin avenue, the firm later be
coming Ruggles, Hamlin and Com
pany, and then with his sons a groc
ery located for many years in th^
building that stood until quite re
cently on Pennsylvania avenue west
of Eddy’s. A. S. Ruggles married the
daughter of Lucien Young. He be
came active in town affairs as a
merchant, school commissioner and
postmaster. One son, John S. Rug
gles, resides in town.
Lucien A. Young came from Til
ton, N. H., in January 1886, and a
month later was joined by his wife
and daughter, now Mrs. A. S. Rug
gles. Mr. Young, formerly of the Lis-
house on West Massachusetts avenue
was erected in 1896 and is still stand- i bon, N. H., "Index” built the house
ing and his last, the reconstruction of
the Old Christian Science Chapel on
Ma’ne avenue was finished in Septem
ber, while his first business building,
the frame store built for Fred Ord-
way’s dry goods establishment on
West Broad street underwent many
transformations in the passing years.
In October, 1903, Mr. Burgess mar
ried Miss Molly, Poe, who survives
Richard Salter Marks, descended
from the Colonial Salter’s of Bladen
county, came from Chatham county
to Shaw’s Ridge, as this section of
the Sandhills was once known, with
his wife and son in the winter of
1881-2, and when Patrick began to
acquire land was the owner of a plot,
roughly, from the present Rhode Is
land avenue along West Broad street
to the vicinity of the Hayes store. He
was then living in the Bland house,
now part of the Patch residence. As
the town started he operated one of
the first general stores in a small
structure on Bennett street near Ver
mont avenue, but his real vocation
has always been that of farming and
fruit culture, and the raspberries and
strawberries raised in the gardens of
his home place on Vermont avenue
are famous. Mr. Marks’ son, Dur-
ward, the first pupil entered in the
first school—Mrs. S. N. Rockwell’s
—is now a resident of Trenton, N. J.,
while his daughter, Genevieve re
mains at home with her parents.
First Photographer Arrives
In December, 1886, C. C. Kitchell
and two sisters, the Misses Frances
and Annie of Living.ston, N. J., arriv
ed, and it was noted that “the first
fire in the raidroad station was built
for their comfort.” Mr. Kitchell had
the distinction 'of being the Ifirst
view photographer to arrive in the
new town, and many of his photo
graphs were used to illustrate the
struggling journals of that early per-
on the corner of New' Hampshire ave
nue and Bennett Street, and in 1892
started the "Southern Development,”
a paper that ran for three years.
Postmaster in 1892 Mr. Young died
in office and was succeeded by his
wife, Louise M. Young.
Starts First Newspaper
R. M. Couch and family came from
New Hampshire to Patrick’s exper
imental farm, which Mrs. Couch chris
tened Pinebluff in 1886, and in April,
1890 moved to Southern Pines where
in 1891 he built the Ozone Hotel,
now the Southland, continuing its
operation until 1895. After two years
in Pinehurst he returned as a man
ager for Patrick. A daughter, Mrs.
Irene Millar and her son Thomas re
side in town. Mrs. Millar's uncle, B.
A. Goodridge came in 1886 and
started the "Pine Knot,” the first
paper actually printed in Southern
Edw'in Newton, a native of Massa
chusetts, came from Lisbon, N. H.,
in 1888, returned in 1890 and located
on the present Dr. Dickie place. With
him was his young son Scott, who
later joined with N. W. Crain in the
contracting firm of Crain and New
ton. and married Kitty, a daughter
of Squire Shaw. Their son, C. Edwin
Newton is a member of the Southern
Pines Police Department. Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Newton reside in the old
Shaw homestead.
Philander Pond of Auburn, Mass.,
came from New York in December,
1885, and became the local agent for
Patrick. His home on South Bennett
street long had the reputation of be
ing the first painted house in the
new town, and there his daughter
Carrie, Mrs. N. S. Viall, still lives,
having come with her husband and
children, Frank, Harry, Wesley and
Ella in 1903.
Frederick Chatfield, a native of
England, came from Canada via Ver
mont with his wife and three chil-
No matter what beauty attention you may need
we aro completely and scientifically equipped to per
form the best service possible. In addition you’ll find
our prices surprisingly moderate. j
Our Waves are Kind
to Your Hair
Telephone 5131
With a permanent population of
about 3,500 Southern Pines expands
four-fold during the winter season,
thus supporting more and better
shops than the average small town.
While the merchandising center is
compact it houses every needful bus
iness to cater to the wants of both
householder and seasonal guest, and
the brilliantly lighted windows dis
play attractive offerings ranging
from tempting luxuries to the im
mediate necessities of life.
Catering to the wants of both sea
son visitors and year 'round resi
dents are three drug stores, three
markets, six groceries, one fruit
store, one fish market, one baker,
four restaurants, one department
decorator, one book store, and one
billiard parlor.
There are seven real estate agents,
four insurance offices, four builders,
one hardware store, three paint sup
ply store, one plumber, two tinnere,
one lumber yard, one oil heat and
refrigeration contractor, one electric
shop, six garages, three ridinfe sta
bles, several taxi services, one power
and light company, two telegraph of
fices, one telephone headquarters, one
grain, feed and seed house, one mov
ing picture house, one undertaker,
one printing plant, two newspapers,
and one bank.
Six large hotels, four large board
ing houses, and twenty of smaller
size, with several apartment houses,
store, three ladies’ wear shops, one , five doctors, one chiropractor, one os-
children’s wear, one tailoring estab
lishment, two dry cleaners, one gift
shop, one novelty shop, one "5 & 10,”
three beauty parlors, one greenhouse,
tv/o florists, one jeweler, one dry
goods store, one men’s wear, two
shoe repairers, two barber shops, one
furniture store, one ice plant, one ra
dio dealer, one photographer, one
teopath, one eye specialist, four law
yers and two dentists. There are five
churches, a country club, a men’s
club. Civic Club, lodges of the Mason
ic orders, I. O. O. F., Junion Order U.
A. M., Spanish War Veterans, Amer
ican Legion, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, D. A. R., Chamber of Com
merce, and an All-States Association.
Upper Photograph Shows the Old Patrick Hotel, first in South
ern Pines. Lower Photo is of the Shaw House, at Morganton Road
and West Broad Street, oldest Residence here, built in 1842.
dren in 1889. With Thomas Ruggles Sandhills Water Soft,
in the towns first saw mill, then in i XV,. A 4-
partnership with Messer, he erected | W nOleSOme, ADUnClant
many of the first houses in town in-!
eluding the Congregational Church High Quality for Domestic Use
and the Episcopal Church of which
congregation he was a member. His
widow, now Mrs. Goddard, lives in
Niagara, and one son, G. R. Chatfield
is still a resident of Southern Pines.
A daughter, Ollie E., born to Mr. and
and Quantity fcr Fire
When communities become popu
lous they find that the water supply
is one of the most difficult things to
Mrs. Frederick Chatfield, is said to i Provide and at the same time one of
have been the first female child born | *^he most important. In some of the
to northern parents within the then ■ countries of the old world men have
town limits.
Only County Commissioner
M. N. Sugg came from Chatham
cultivated the practice of drinking
tea, wine, beer and anything that
has made use of boiled water as the
basis of the beverage, or of alcohol
coimty in 1890, and the following year ,
erected the present Montesanti builu- j ^
ing, then going into the grain and | ^
feed business. He became a town , providing wholesome water for
commissioner and a county commis-1 , *. »
domestic use. There is one point that
sioner, the only representative on the i . n ^ »
' gives the Sandhills no trouble. Am-
county board from Southern Pines , . x * ■ ..w
•’ pie ramfall i.s the first factor in the
in all its history. For years his farm i , , , j n. ■ j
local supply, and the gigantic sand
on Highway No. 1 ]ust south of town
Bennett Street
Rev. C. Rexford Raymond, Minister.
Sunday—Church School — 10:10
a. m.
Worship and Sermon—11:00 a. m.
Evening Worship—7 ;30 p. m.
Fellowship meeting Wednesdays,
6 to 7:30 p. m.
Scenic Higrhway Thru
State Favored by F D R
Josephus Daniels Given Credit
for Award of National Route
to North Carolina
Connecticut Avenue
Rev. J. Fred Stimson, pastor
Sunday School—10:00 a. m.
Preaching service—11: a. m., with
North Carolinians who know about
this state’s claim to the highway to
connect the Great Smoky Mountains
and Shenandoah national parks could,
figuratively, thumb their noses at the
efforts to Tennessee leaders to have
the order of Secretary Ickes to build
it in North Carolina revoked, and
their announced plan of taking an
appeal to President Roosevelt him
self. For these North Carolinians
know that President Roosevelt was
“sold” on the North Carolina route
long ago and feel that any effort ta
cause him to change would be use
less. When the plans for the Nortli
special music.
Union Evening Service 7:30 p. m. | Carolina route were placed before
I him, and for this achievement Jose-
EMM.\NUEL EPISCOP.\L CHURCH phus Daniels is given much credit, he
Mass. Ave., Between Ridge and
May Streets.
Rev. F. Craighill Brown, B. A.,
D. B., Rector.
Morning Prayer—11:00 a. m.
has been famous for its varied crops,
and is now being prepared for the
care of his dairy herd. Children of
Mr. and Mrs. Sugg are Mrs. L. H. ^ - . .
™ T ^ f. rectly onto the .sandy surface and is
Cherry, Jr. Russell, Mary, Richard! , v, ^ v, j ^ ^
, ,absorbed by the sandy filter beds with
and Maurine. ■
, their clay subsoils.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward B. Eastman ar- » i, •, *
- Tr J Water-born ailments are practically
rived from Vermont in 1891, and sev- , ■ ^
1 t V, „ i unknown m the Sandhills. The vil-
en years later built the Sunnyside’
is reported to have been enthusiastic
and warmed to the possibilities,
which, for the future, evidently in
clude an extension of the road
through Georgia to Florida, and nor
thward thro\igh Maine.
The route has already been select
ed in Virginia and to enter North.
Carolina near Low Cap, passing i.-»ar
Roaring Gap, by Laurel Springs,
Glendale Springs, Deep Gap and to
or near Blowing Rock. From there
; the tentative route is through Lin-
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERVICES ! yille, Pineola, near Linville Falls, by
A service is held every Sunday Ashford, near Spruce Pine, by Little
and every little’stream and every big'church ' Switzerland, Busick, Buck Green Gap,
stream is fed by water that falls di- j*" Hampshire Avenue between ; onto Mount Mitchell, westerly and
Ashe and May streets. bearing southerly to Oteen, Skyland,
i Avery Creek, over Mount Pisgah into
Vermont Avenue
Rev. FR. W. J. Dillon
Rev. Elmer J. Donnelly
Mass Every Sunday Morning,
at 8:30 and 10:00 o’clock.
deposit affords one of the biggest
water filters on earth. Every spring
on the corner of Page street and Ver
mont avenue, a hotel known to la
ter comers under the more familiar,
name of "Woodland Lodge.” Mr. |
Eastman served as town commission-1
er for several terms and resides wtih i
his wife on Page street. j
William N. Crain came with his I
wife and family from Chatham coun
ty in January 1891, and soon be-
came known as a builder, being join
ed later by Scott Newton and form
ing the firm of Crain & Newton.
Erecting his home on the corner of
lages that have their water supplies
through municipal sources bring to
the collecting basins a quality of
water that needs but little rectifica
tion yet most of the pumping plants
of the county provide chlorination
aids, and water is daily tested to see
that it not only comes into the
pumping basins in a satisfactory con
dition, but that in case it needs
treatment to make assurance fur
ther certain, it gets that treatments.
Sandhills water is abundant,
wholesome, soft, suitable for house
hold uses, for chemical projects, for
serves of service are ample, with a
reserve of water available that reaches
far into the future.
Complete Home Furnishers
the Pisgah National Forest to the
juncture of Haywood, Jackson and
Transylvania counties, there taking
a northwesterly turn through Balsam
Gap, via Waterrock Knob and enter
ing the Great Smokies park near
Cherokee, the Indian village. Engi
neers are now near Roaring Gap on
their southly march.
May street and Indiana avenue in anything that calls for water without
1900 where Mrs. Crain’s floral gar-1 foreign material of any type. The
den has long been a shov.- place. Mr. i yjHage water plants are of such ca-
Crain, long since retired, follows his j pacity and equipment that for fir^
hobby of cabinet construction in i protection the supply is wholly de-
curly pine. One daughter, Mrs. Bettie
Cameron, is well known to our old
er residents for her millinery estab-
pendable. The close cooperation of the
several towns whereby engines from
one place go to the help of the other
lishment. Another daughter is now j places makes the whole neighbor.
Mrs. Stanley Dunn, and a son V/illiam
also resides in town.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. S'ewart came
from Howard, N. Y., on November 13,
1891, bought a plot on West Broad
street, put up a tent, and over and
around that tent Mr. Stewart built
hood one united fire fighting aggre
gation and with results that are re
During the summer Southern
Pines and Knollwood have extended
their water and sewer systems, ad
ding more mains, a new tank in
Real Estate
0\iilding Contractor
Offering for sale, or to rent for the season desirable
properties in the Sandhills.
Building estimates furnished
his hnm“. For Mr. Fulton he built I Southern Pines, and much extension
{Please turn to page 6) I of service in various directions. Re-
Telephone 7074
Southern Pines,
North Carolina
Highland Pines Inn
Season December to May
Managing Director
Resident Manager
Hig’hland Pines Inn with its Splendid Dining Room Service and its Cheerful Atmosphere Caters to the Requirements of those Occupying Winter Homes in the Pine
Tree Section. The Hotel is Situated on Weymouth Heights (Massachusetts Avenue) Amid Delightful Surroundings. Goo'^. Parking Space is Available for Motorists. All Fea
tures of First Class Hotels are Included at Highland Pines Inn. Best of Everything.

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