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4 ' V" t i MARYLAND HOUSE, PINEBLUFF, N. C. SANITARY PLUMBING J. D. Nesbitt, of Nesbitt House, Nantucket, Mass., PROPRIETOR. News of Interest From Pinebluff, N. C. HOTEL ARRIVALS, AND PERSONAL AND GENERAL NEWS. In the matter of fitting out the little daikey boy with a suit of clothes Mrs. M. E. Powers' name as one of the successful workers mentioned last week was omitted Seaboard Air Line, shake up the type. Pinebluff has fallen out of the chase, so it does not appear on the time table. Mrs. M. Etta Powers has been appointed agent for the Free Press. Parties desiring to subscribe can either call or be called upon. Ad vantageous rates in advertising will be given to merchants and those receiving guests at hotels and boarding houses. Papers for sale at Pilgrim Hall, and Stewart & Miller's. The services at Pilgrim flail were conducted on Sunday by the Right Rev. B. B. Ussher. In spite of the fact that the day was sultry and dusty there was a very good attendance. The Bishop preached from the 15th of Proverbs and 1st verse "A soft answer turneth away wrath, but previous words stir up anger." It was thoroughly practical and caused many to say, " I will not get mad any more ; it 'does not pay." The Bishop preaches to help people to live right, assured that the dying right will care for itself. Notice was given of a desire on the part of several persons to aid in the work of the Sunday school to be held in Pilgrim Hall at 4 30 All interested should remain after service. Mr. J. D. Nesbett has consented to teach an adult Bible class, for which he is thoroughly competent. Mrs. Summers, a very efficient leader for the infant class, will also take part, and several adult teachers are ready for work if the children are assembled. Parents, it's up to you. This vi 1 supply the religious need, but the secular want of a public school is still, to the disgrace of Pinebluff. unsolved. Bishop Ussher spoke in strong terms about this pressing NEARLY FORFEITS HIS LIFE. A runaway almost ending fatally, start ed a horrible ulcer on the leg of J. B. Orn er, FranKlin Grove, 111. For four years it defied all doctors and all remedies But Bucklen"s Arnica Salve had uo trouble to cure him. EQually good for burns, bruir ses, skin eruptions and piles. 25 cents at Underwood Pharmacy and Sadels:on & Flints drug store. need which was causing people to pass by Pinebluff because there was no school for their children. He doubted if there was another town under the Stars and Stripes as far advanced in civilization that would be guilty of this non-progressive policy. Gentlemen, re move' the blot, or down goes your town. Good water, good streets, electric lights, public schools, and church facilities are as necessary to a town's well being as lungs to fie body, THE MINSTREL SHOW. As promised last week we give herewith a full report of the min strel show and specialties given by the Pinebluff "All Star Amateur Dramatic Club." The club has met with such success that they expect to visit Southern Pines and Pinehurst during the season. The performance was clever, and those who took part in the. min strel circle were : Mr. Bierer Mr Johnson the interlocu tor. Mrs N Q Stewart, Miss Pines Miss Caswell. Miss Lemon Squeezer, Miss I Blair, Miss Aberdeen. Mr G G McMinn. Mr Bones. Mr T Tupper, Mr Sunflower. Mrs F Morgan, Miss Coney Island. Miss R Campbell, Miss Silver Springs C C Bennett, Mr Dandylton Miss Florence E Little, Miss Keyser. Mr F Morgan, Mr Pancake. Mr N Q Stewart, Mr Primrose. The following was the program : MUSIC. Opening chorus "My Lady Hottentot" Verse sung behind curtain Miss Coney Island and Miss Lemon Spi ings. Solo "Bedelia"--Mr. Bones. Solo "Honey you's my Lady Love" Miss Coney Island. Solo Mr. Pancane. "Mandy Lee' Miss Lemon SQueezer, Miss Lemon Springs. Mr. Primrose. Soio "Under a Panama' Miss Lemon Springs. Solo 'Ma Onliest One" Mr. Primrose. Solo -'Under the Bamboo Tree" Par ody Mr. Sunflower. (Five minutes' intermission ). SPECIALTIES. 1. Solo Mrs. Morgan. 2. Dance 'Habenera" Miss Little Senorita Lina. 3. The American Billionaire; or, Off for Utah. CAST. Pierpont Aster Vander, the American Billionaire T Tupper Able Penman his private secretary H Morgan. Tony-bell boy Hotel Cecil C C Bennett. MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE. One Mae pale and sallow and the other fresh and rosy. Whence (he difference? She who is blushing with health uses Dr. King"s f'ew Life Pills to maintain it. By gently arousing the lazy organs they com pel good digestion and head off constipa tion. Try them. Only 25 cents at Sariel son &, Flint"s and Underwood"s Pharmacy. What Are They Chamberlain's Stomack and Liver Tablets. A new remedy for stomach troubles, biliousness and constipation and a eood one. Price 2K cents. For sale by Underwood Pharmacy and Sadelson & Flint. Pa Vander 's Wives Masie, Miss R Campbell. Bell, Miss A M Little. Daisy, Miss F- Little Nell, Miss A P Tupper. 4 Comic Sketch Hotel Cecil, London. Barren Acres and Count Three. N Q Stewart, manager Miss Caswell, accompanist piano Mr Levi Packard, accompanist cornet Miss Mabel Caswell, musical director T Tupper, stage mana ger DrHH Beadle, chief electrician. Mrs. Powers and Miss Bottsford as ushers carried out their part, of the work in excellent stvle. - Pil grim Hall was crowded and the elite were all there. Much en thusiasm was shown, and many encores called for, but the program would not permit it. The Ameri can Billionaire made a great hit. Miss Little's dance was very grace ful and full of rhythm. The sing ing and all in the show was s' good that great credit must be given to each and every one. Mr. John T. Patrick expects to be in Pinebluff early in March. The Club House is a success Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew keep things in good order. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wallace are to be congratulated upon the ar rival of a daughter, at this writing only a few hours old. Miss Jane Fisher, of Richmond, Va. left for home on Tuesday morning leaving behind her many new made friends. Her sister, krs. V. Hall, expects to remain until April. Mrs Tupper, son and daughter, moved into their new house on Phila delphia avenue Saturday, and were surprised by a seienade from a num ber of appreciative friends after the shadows fell. A very pleasant farewell party was given by Mr. and Mrs. N. Q. Stewart to Miss Reba Campbell, whose de parture from Pinebluff is much re gretted by a large circle of friends to whom she endeared herself by her kindness and willingness to be help ful to others The party was a very pleasant affair; attended by the invi ted elite of the town it was also made the occcasion of a recognition of the services of the young people who took part in the Minstrel show. Mrs. Stewart and Miss Campbell received the guests. GUESTS OF MARYLAND HOUSE. Rt Rev and Mrs B B Ussher, Dedham Ma9S Mr Howard Morgan. Audenried, Pa Mr E K Bierer. Greensburg, Pa Miss Jane T Fisher, Richmond, Va Mrs Virginius Hall, Richmond. Va Miss Jane La Tour ette, Bergen Point, N J Miss Abbie L Lyon. Sparta. N J Miss Julia A Sterns, Washington, D C Mr and Mrs B A Tray ior, Norfolk. Va. When You Have a Cold. The first action when you have a cold should be to relieve the lungs. This is best accomplished by the free use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. This Remedy liquefies the tough mu cus and caus.es its expulsion from the air cells of the lungs, produces a free expectoration, and opens the secre tions. A complete cure soon follovts. This remedy will cure a severe cold in less time than any other treatment and it leaves the system in a natural healthy condition. It counteracts any tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by Underwood Pharmacy and Sadelson & Fliat. MMMMMMM Small Potatoes result from a lack of Potas in the soil. Potash pro duces size and quality. We have v a 1 u a b 1 e books which explain more fully the fer tilizing value of Potash. We will send them free to any farmer who writes for them. GERMAN KALI WORKS, New York 98 Niimi Street, or Atlanta, So. Broad St. 1200 LOTS FOR SALE. A favorable opportunity to make invest ment in building lots in Southern Pines and Pinebluff. N. C. the famous health resorts. Six hundred lots in each town to be sold a; private sale at TWENTY DOL LARS EACH. The sale opens, on Thurs- . dav. December 31. 1903. and will continue until Thursday noon, March 31 1904. Each buyer will be given receipt ior money paid, stating number of Jots to which he is entitled and particulars of sale The fair and impartial deeding of lots will be made by a committee of disin terested men, cemposed of Town Officials of the two towns, and they will have charge of distribution, which will be in a manner similar to what the United btates Land Department adopts in the distribu tion of their western town plots. The distribution will be made in South ern Pines on Thursday afternoon, March 31st. 1904. The money received will be deposited in the BanK ot Pee Dee, Kock- ingham, N. C, in trust, until deeds are given, and the checKs lor the payments can be made in the name of W. L. Par sons, cashier of banc. The lots will include some of the most valuable in Southern Pines and Pinebluff. The cheapest lots included in those to be sold have been held in Pinebluff at fifty dollars each, and quite a number have been held at $200.00, $150.00, $125.00, and $roo.oo. an1 at Southern Pines the lots have been selling at from $60.00 to $350 00 each. Included in the sale at Pinebluff will be ten small cottages and lots, and three large cottages and lots The persons to whom the cottages are alloted get house and lot for twenty dollars. Recollect, if you happen to get the most undesirable lot in the twelve hundred, you will get a lot which has been held at fifty dollars. The smallest lot will be 60 feet front by 120 feet deep, at Pinebluff, excepting some of the lots with -the cottages on them are smaller lots. At Southern Pines the small est lot will be 27 by 150 feet, being business lot No, 10, on Pennsylvania avenue. Ih6 purpose of the sale is to dispose of one half of the building lots in Pinebluff and Southern Pines now owned by Real Estate Company so as to get them in possession of people from every section of the North ern, New England, and Western States. The land Company believes that the peo ple who own the lots will gladly work for the upbuilding of Southern Pines and Pinebluff, and that the iots that the Com pany hold will be increased in value to such an extent that they will be reim bursed for sacrifice made. The deeds will be warrantee, and no re strictions will be placed therein. The Company will give to each purchaser a bond that if a building is erected on the lot sold inside of one year the purchase money will be refunded. This is no lot tery scheme, but a bona fide sale of lots with a view of interesting a large number of Northern people in the building up of Pinebluff and Southern Pines, and the owners of the property have developed the places before they have advertised the lots for sale, this being the first time lots have been placed on sale to the general public. The plan was to first build up the Towns, and then off er lots for sale and in terest a large number of persons in the further development of the towns. There is no question but what the two town3. Southern Pines and Pinebluff will continue to grow, prosper, and be the leading re sorts in the Sand Hiils. where property can be purchased and homes owned by individuals For information write to JUNGE & BECK, JONHSON & FRENCH. Southern Pines; F. 0 ALLEN, Pine Bluff. , h f - - .