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VOL. II., NO. 9.
PINEHURST, N. C, DEC. 23, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Great Preparations Being Made for Cel
ebrating the Joyful Holiday Season.
For more than a week our villagers
have been making preparations for cele
brating Christmas. Committees have
been appointed and subscriptions solic
ited, and our guests have responded liber
ally, assuring a fitting observance of this
joyful holiday season.
The festivities will commence with the
Christinas tree for our villagers in the
Village Hall, tomorrow (Saturday) even
ing, at 7 o'clock. Many willing workers
have scoured the country around in
search of material, returning with great
loads of holly, mistletoe and other ever
green with which they have transformed
the hall into a bower of beauty. The
exercises will begin with a pleasing mu
sical and literary entertainment, after
which Old Kriss Kringle will have his
inning and distribute the presents from
the well-laden tree.
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev.
Mr. Emery will preach a Christinas ser
mon at the Christian union services in
the Village Hall.
In the afternoon Rev. Mr. Gregory
will conduct the Episcopal service at the
same place at 3.15 o'clock. At this sei
vice Miss Eugenie Upham will sing the
beautiful uCantique be Noel," by Adam,
which is sure to be appreciated by all
lovers of good music.
On Monday morning at 11 o'clock the
Christinas entertainment for the people
living in the country in the vicinity of
our village will be held in the JSeulah
Hill Baptist church, about three miles
from town. Last season these people
enjoyed their first Christmas tree, which
was managed by Rev. Uufus 1$. Tobey
and Mr. Frank T. Spinney, two Northern
gentlemen who resided in our village last
winter. The exercises were then held in
the open air at the Fine liidge school
house, and the occasion was thoroughly
enjoyed by all present, including a large
number of our villagers. Some of the
children who attended walked from their
homes more than eight miles away, but
all felt amply repaid for their long jour
ney. This year the Beulah Hill church is
the place selected and the affair is under
the direction of Mr. F. T. Spinney, who
still remains with us. Many friends in
the North have sent large parcels of
presents to help make the celebration a
success. A barrel and large box of gifts
were received from Rev. Mr. Tobey and
the Wallaston, Mass., Congregational
Sunday school, a barrel from the Med
!rd, Mass., Baptist Sunday school, and
;i large box from Mr. Franklin Hervey,
of Medford, Mass., who has taken great
interest in this good work. Many of our
villagers have also made contributions of
The Expectant Night
for THE OUTLOOK.
soft wind greets the dusky pines,
And speaks in accents tender
Of mystery it half divines
Enwrapped in starry splendor.
Ye heedful pines, I come from far,
Far lies my way before me.
I journey East until yon star
Hangs in mid-heaven o'er me.
I know not what the-star may mean,
What strange event betideth,
What holy thing may there be seen,
Where that pure light abideth.
Farewell ye pines ! in joy and fear
I go to meet that glory.
Expectantly I haste to hear
Some earthly-heavenly story.
Good speed, O wind ! may all thy way
Grow bright beneath its beaming,
Till yonder star to thee display
The vision of our dreaming.
For oft in root and branch we've thrilled,
Our giant arms upflinging,
To hear the sky above us filled
With angel-chorus singing :
"Rejoice, rejoice, ye men of earth!
Light comes to heal your blindness,
Light of the World, of lowly birth,
Your Prince of Loving Kindness."
Then speed, O wind, o'er waste and wild !
This is the birth night fateful.
To holy child and mother mild,
Bear ye our incense grateful.
Oh, touch his hands, his tender hands !
How swift they'll be for healing,
How strong to break the captive's bands,
How apt in love's revealing !
Kiss thou his feet, his eager feet !
How gladly will they weary
On mercy's quest through city street,
And by-ways rough and dreary !
Oh, speed ye wind, ye gentle wind!
The night is swiftly fleeting,
And when the holy child ye find
Give him this loving greeting.
time and money. The country people
here, not to be outdone in generosity,
have shipped to their Northern friends
large quantities of holly, mistletoe and
other Christmas evergreens, which will
undoubtedly prove acceptable to the re
cipients in the frozen North.
Arrangements have been made for
teams to leave the Holly Inn at 10
o'clock, sharp, Monday morning, to con
vey to the church all of our villagers
who care to go, and it is expected that a
large number will avail themselves of
this opportunity if the weather is fair.
The price of tickets has been placed at
25 cents for the round trip. The exer
cises will be held out of doors if the
weather is tine, which will be a decided
novelty to our guests. Tickets may be
obtained at the Department Store and
Holly Inn, and the money will be
refunded if the weather is bad.
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock the
colored people will have their tree in the
Village Hall, under the direction of our
villagers, who have contributed liberally
towards making the affair a grand success.
Here, also, the distribution of presents
will be preceded by a short entertainment
and our Northern guests will undoubt
edly enjoy this diversion as much as those
for whose benefit it was prepared. A
colored Santa Claus will be master of
ceremonies, and Tiik Outlook, with its
customary enterprise, has secured an in
terview with this sable old gentleman,
who assures us that among the good
things provided will be a barrel of fun
which will be distributed with a lavish
hand to all who attend.
A full account of the different enter
tainments will appear in next week's
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velop with the surety of a perfect nega
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The Outlook for 3 mos. only 25c.