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VOL. III., NO. 9.
PINEHURST, N. C, DEC. 29, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Piuehurst Observes the Greatest
Most Elaborate Celebration in the History
of the Village.
Christmas Tree, Feasting, Field Sports, Con
cert and Dance Heartily Enjoyed.
Christmas, 1899, was looked forward
to by all with many pleasant anticipa
tions. In our village and vicinity prepa
rations were made to observe the day in
a manner that would eclipse all previous
records. Numerous committees were
appointed to take charge of the different
parts of the program, and their efforts
were crowned with the fullest measure
of success. By direction of Mr. Tufts
the committees endeavored to make the
day especially pleasant to the workmen
in the village, and in addition to the
bountiful Christmas cheer served at the
several hostelries, the athletic sports
were also arranged largely for their
pleasure. The celebration was thor
oughly enjoyed by everybody in the vil
lage and the day will hold a pleasant
place in the memories of all for many
years to come.
The festivities commenced at 7 o'clock
on Saturday evening, when the Christmas
tree and children's entertainment were
held in the Village Hall. The Christmas
tree, a large, finely proportioned cedar,
handsomely decorated with strings of
pop corn and bright ornaments, was
fixed in the centre of the hall, and its
base was covered with masses of the
green long-leaf pine needles. The seats
were arranged in a circle about the tree,
and the hall was very prettily decorated
with holly and pine.
Although the evening was quite stormy
: large company of the little ones with
their parents and friends gathered to
c,jy the fun. First on the program was
the singing of Christmas carols by the
children. These were finely rendered,
the youthful chorus showing the effect
f the careful training thev have received
from Mr. St. Clair. A piano solo by
Master Robinson was very well played
illul '"erited the hearty encore that fol
lowed. Then Santa Claus made his
i'Ppearance, climbing through a window
n full view of all, and marching across
the stage to the centre of the hall, where
the tree was located. He was warmly
Si eeted by all and kept his hearers in
J?ood humor by his witty remarks as he
hstrilmted the gifts from the tree. Every
child present received a liberal supply
t candy and pop corn, and each
received a book. Mr. A. C. Butler repre
sented Santa Claus in a highly satisfac
After the gifts were all distributed the
little ones were delighted by a panto
mime entertainment under the manage
ment of Mr. Butler. The evening was
very pleasantly passed by all present,
and thanks are due to all who contributed
toward making the entertainment a sue
Sunday morning the regular Christian
union preaching services were held in
the Village Hall at 10.45 o'clock. Rev.
Mr. Thomas of Southern Tines preached
a very interesting sermon, and a special
musical service appropriate to Christmas
was finely rendered. The attendance
was large. Following is the order of the
Carol "Hark What Means Those
Holy Voices," II. P. Dank
Hymn Carol "It Came Upon the
Midnight Clear," A. S. Willis
Hymn "Calm on the Listening Ear," Lambeth
Anthem "Praise Ye the Father," Gounod
Hymn "O, Come All Ye Faithful," V. Novello
At the close of the morning service
Sunday school was held and a large num
ber were present. The bible class was
ably led by Mr. J. M. Robinson.
In the afternoon at 3 o'clock the
regular Episcopal service was held in
the Village Hall, Rev. Mr. Gregory
officiating, and a large congregation was
present. The following special musical
program was pleasingly given :
Processional "Listen to the Wondrous
Hymn No. 202.
Glorias R. Cooke in F.
Magnificat Turner in G.
Deus Misereatur Mammat in G.
Offertory "Praise Ye," Gounod
Hymn No. 205.
Benediction No. 76.
In the evening a prayer and praise
service was held in the Village Hall
from 7.15 till 8 o'clock and was largely
attended. Mr. I. A. Flint lead the meet
ing in a very acceptable manner.
Commencing at 8 o'clock the regular
Sunday evening concert by the Holly
Inn orchestra was held in the music
room at Holly Inn. A large audience
was present and listened to the follow
ing program, which was charmingly
March "My Josephine" Daniels
Overture "Das leben ein Traum" Eilenberg
Sacred Song "Nazareth" Gounod
Miss Esther B. Smith.
Selection "Jacinta" Robyn
, ii oi frt "Andante" Op. 34 Strausky
Cello Solo b "Uayotte" No. 2, Op. 23 Popper
Mr. Alfred Sommer.
Sacred Song "A Dream of Bethlehem" Rodney
Polonaise "Presidential" Sousa
Hymn "God be with you," sung by the
Christmas Day dawned somewhat
cloudy, with crisp, invigorating air just
the day for indulging in field sports. All
unnecessary work was abandoned for the
day and many of the workmen spent the
morning in preparing for the athletic
events that were to be held in the after
noon. Mr. Tufts had determined that
the Christinas celebration in Pinehurst
should eclipse anything ever held in this
section, and elaborate preparations were
made to carry out his plans. An attrac
tive program was announced and noth
ing was left undone that would tend to
make this day an event long to be remem
bered, especially among the employes in
The Department Store and the Out
look office closed at 12 o'clock, and at
1 o'clock all were ready for the first
important event of the day dinner. The
workmen about the village were invited
to be guests of Mr. Tufts at dinner, and
the Berkshire and Casino were entirely
given up to their entertainment at noon.
The regular guests at these hostelries
were entertained at Holly Inn. Mrs.
Keander, at the Power House Cafe
feasted the colored employes.
at holly inn.
At Holly Inn the day was observed
very quietly. The regular guests at the
Berkshire and Casino were invited to
partake of Landlord Treadway's hospi
tality at dinner, and an elaborate menu
was prepared in anticipation of the
hungry host. Shortly after 1 o'clock
the call to dinner was sounded and the
magnificent dining hall at the Inn was
soon well filled. Attractive souvenir
menu cards containing a fine illustration
of the Inn were placed at each plate, and
the diners were soon busily engaged in
discussing the good things provided.
The menu was as follows :
Lynn Haven Oysters
Baked Sea Trout, Bordelaise
Chicken Patties a la Reine
Peach Fritters, Brandy Sauce
Leg of Southdown Mutton, Caper Sauce
Prime Ribs of Beef, Dish Gravy
Vermont Turkey, Dressing, Cranberry Sauce
Duckling, Apple Sauce
Roast Quail, Bread Sauce, Currant Jelly
Boiled, Mashed and Sweet Potatoes
Green Peas String Beans
Mince and Pumpkin Pies
Plum Pudding, Hard and Brandy Sauce
Rhine Wine Jelly Charlotte Russe
Chocolate Ice Cream
Almond Macaroons Assorted Cake
American, Edam and Club House Cheese
Bent's Water Crackers
Malaga Grapes Oranges Bananas
During the dinner hour the orchestra,
under the direction of Mr. Trev. Sharp.
rendered the following musical program :
March "La Pere de la VIctoire" Ganne
Overture "Der Freischutz" Weber
Song "For All Eternity" Mascheronl
Grand Selection "Faust" Gounod
Siegmund's Love Song "Valkyrie" Wragner
Oriental Fantasie "The Pasha's Dream" Bendix
War March of the Priests Mendelssohn
AT THE BERKSHIRE.
At the Berkshire Manager Kimball
served a excellent Christmas dinner to
about fifty of the Pinehurst workmen.
Following is the menu:
Mixed Pickles Chow Chow Olives
Boiled Lamb, Egg Sauce
Prime Ribs of Beef, Brown Gravy
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
. Apple Pie Pumpkin Pie Lemon Pie
Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce
AT THE CASINO.
At the Casino about fifty of the Pine
hurst employes enjoyed a first class
Christmas dinner, served in Landlord
McAIpine's best style. The menu was
as follows :
Boiled Cincinnati Ham
North Carolina Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Loin of Beef, Dish Gravy
Sparerib of Country Pork, Brown Gravy
Plain and Mashed White Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes Green Peas
Sugar Corn Stewed Tomatoes
Chicken Pie, Family Style
New Hampshire Baked Indian Pudding
Mince, Apple and Pumpkin Pie
AT THE LENOX.
The Christmas festivities have come
and gone but not gone from the memory
are the joys of the happy greeting and
good cheer, so graciously extended to
the guests of "The Lenox" by their
estimable host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs.
The happiest family party imaginable,
united in doing honor to the feast and
pleasures provided; and the secret of the
happiness was now, as it always is, in
castle or cottage, that each one was ready
and willing to contribute toward the
pleasure of others.
Every part of the house had donned its
holiday attire. The pillars of the piazza
were trimmed with holly branches; the
glossy green of its leaves making a beau
tiful background for the bright red ber
ries. Wreaths of holly were in every
window, a large branch of the mistletoe
hung from the ceiling in the hall, while
boughs of the stately pine looked on the
scene from the pictures and doors ; and
even the pine cones were made to do
duty in graceful festoons.