VOL. II., NO. 10.
PINEHURST, N. C, DEC. 30, 1898.
PRICK THREE CENTS.
Entertainment and Christmas
Tree for Our Villagers.
An Entertainment Is Also Provided for
the Colored People.
Many Pinehurst People Attend the Celebration
at the Beulah Hill Baptist Church.
Christmas, 1808, has come and gone,
but it will be very pleasantly remembered
by all who had the good fortune to spend
the holidays in our village, in the home of
the holly and mistletoe. During the past
few weeks numerous committees were
selected to arrange for the proper obser
vance of this joyful season, and their
efforts were crowned with complete suc
cess. An entertainment and Christmas
tree for our villagers was held in the
Village Hall last Saturday evening, and
one for the colored people living in this
vicinity was held in the same place on
-Monday afternoon. The white people
living near the village had a Christmas
celebration at the Peulah Hill Baptist
church last Monday morning and many
of our people attended. The holidays
passed off very pleasantly and no acci
dents were reported. Helow is a de
tailed account of the festivities.
The Villagers' Tree.
The fun began with the entertainment
and Christinas tree for our villagers,
which was held in the Village Hall last
Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. The hall
was very tastily decorated for the occa
sion. Masses of the beautiful holly, mis
tletoe and other evergreen were placed
along the front and sides of the stage,
and the great trusses supporting the roof
were entwined with the same, while a
large cross of evergreen depended from
Hie top of the truss nearest the stage, the
whole presenting a very beautiful ap
pearance. The tree was placed in the centre of
the stage, which it completely tilled, and
was trimmed with a profusion of bright
ornaments and strings of popcorn, and
,l(,-ivily loaded with presents. In the
centre of the proscenium arch, over the
,-ee, was a large star of ground glass
containing an electric lamp which was
operated separately and in conjunction
with the other stage lights, producing a
very pretty effect.
'Hie first part of the evening's enter
tainment included the following
lection by Holly Inn Orchestra.
''''Nation "Tho Birth Star," Alice Squire
'citation "Stockings or Scales," Grace Phillips ,
Recitation-" Sing a Song of Christinas,"
dialogue "Under the Mistletoe,"
Gladys Bradbury and Frank Barber
.election by the Orchestra.
Recitation "How Dolly Spoke,"
mM;iuuon-"aiy Stocking," Alice Squire
neciiauon "Two Little Stockings,"
Scene "Christinas in Holland; how the little
DuU-.li girls get ready for Santa Claus,"
Alice Squire and Grace Phillips
music uy the Orchestra.
To make special mention of the work of
each, would take too much space. Suf
fice it to say that all did their part in a
manner highly satisfactory to the audience.
At the close of the exercises Santa
Claus strode into view and his appearance
was greeted with the clapping of hands
and many exclamations of delight from
the little folks. After a short speech the
old gentleman proceeded to distribute the
good things provided. The first thing
taken from the tree was a small doll
which Santa Claus exhibited to the au
dience and announced, amid much
laughter, that it was for Manager Atwood
of the Inn. This was quickly followed
by a stick of candy for Supt. lienbow
and a tin rattle for The Outlook.
During the balance of the evening the
audience was kept in good humor by the
curious presents that were given out.
Many of the ladies received tin jewelry
and some of the gentlemen were supplied
with small china dolls and tin guns. Put
these were not the only articles that St.
Nicholas dispensed. Young and old
were remembered and received many
beautiful gifts, and all in attendance were
presented with a bag of Christinas
sweets. Following the distribution of
presents ice cream was served and a so
cial hour wras spent.
t the close of the evening's enjoyment
the committee who had the affair in
charge were given a vote of thanks.
The committee on decorations was
composed as follows : Messrs. Edwards,
Ydams and Miller, and Mrs. Edwards,
Miss Harris and Miss Canning.
The committee on entertainment con
sisted of Miss Canning, Mrs. Noble and
Mr. F. T. Spinney officiated as Santa
Claus, to the satisfaction of all.
The electric star over the tree was the
work of Pinehurst's electrician, Mr. A. C.
Hutler, who also manipulated the stage
lights with such pleasing results.
The Village Hall was well filled.
The gentlemen who received tin guns
should form a military company.
The tin rattle received by The Out-
r ook was probably intended to encour
age the paper's efforts to make a noise in
Our zonular superintendent, Mr. C. D.
itanhow received a very handsome pic
ture of the store at Thagard's in water
colors from the studio of Miss Gilbert,
the gift of a number of employes in the
Christian union services were held in
the Village Hall, at 11 o'clock a. in., and
Pev. Mr. Emery preached a very inter
esting Christinas sermon. A large au
dience was in attendance
Episcopal services were held at the
same place at 3.15 p. in., conducted by
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Eugenie Upham sang the beautiful "(.'an
tique de Noel" by Adam.
At Holly Inn an elegant Christinas
dinner was served. Following is the
Lynn Haven Oysters
Puree of Tomato, au Croutons
Consomme au Royal
Celery Salted Almonds
Steamed Halibut, Supreme Sauce, Potato Chips
Boiled Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce
Prime Ribs of Beef, au jus
Young Turkey, Stufling, Cranberry Sauce
Green Goose, Apple Sauce
Mashed White Potatoes Baked Sweet Potatoes
Boiled Onions In Cream French Peas
Cutlets of Chicken, au Petti Pols
Spanish Puffs, Dewey Sauce
English Pheasant, Currant Jelly
Apple Pie Mince Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream, Sponge Cake
American Cheese Club House Cheese
Nuts Raisins Fruit
Bonbons Figs Dates
In the evening the regular Sunday
evening concert wras given at Holly Inn
and was well attended. The various
numbers on the program were well ren
dered and all received a generous
measure of applause. Following is the
Russian Mazurka "La Czarina,"
Overture " Raymond,"
Saxophone Solo "Killarney,"
Mr. T. A. Brooks.
Selection "Der Vogalhandler,"
Reading "The Fatal Ball,"
Mr. A. Messer.
The Tree at Heiilali Hill.
Monday morning dawned clear and
beautiful, and although the early hours
showed signs of frost the bright sun soon
warmed the air and made the day almost
an ideal one for a ride. Preparations
had been made for our villagers to attend
the Christmas celebration of the country
people at the Peulah Hill Paptist church,
ibout three miles out of the village. All the
teams available were soon filled with our
townspeople and at 10 o'clock the merry
party left Holly Inn on the pleasant ride
to the scene of the festivities. The way
was through forests of oak and long-leaf
pine, and some very pretty views were to
be had from the tops of the hills over
which the road led. At the end of about
three-quarters of an hour the church
could be seen looming up through the
trees, and shortly afterward the party
disembarked at their destination.
The Peulah Hill church is a new
structure, having been built last season,
and is situated in a sightly location on
top of a hill, in the midst of a forest of
pine and oak. It was dedicated on the
27th of last March by Pew I'M ward
Everett Hale of lioston, who was spend
ing the spring months in our village, and
a large number of our winter residents
were present and took part in the dedi
cation exercises. The building is con
structed of native pine siding, sheathed
inside and containing comfortable bench
es with backs, and w ill seat about one
hundred people. A stove and chimney
have just been added.
The interior of the church had been
tastily trimmed with evergreen for the
Christinas celebration, bet the decora
tions had not been completed when the
Pinehurst party arrived.
The country people for miles around
were present, many of them coining on
foot, and the grove about the church was
tilled with teams. The scene was a queer
one to Northern eyes and resembled an
old fashioned camp-meeting.
All the preparations were soon made,
and as the ojiening exercises were to be
held inside the church, all who could do
so entered the building, but as there was
room for only alnnit one hundred people
and fully two hundred were there,
a great many were unable to gain admit
tance. The Pinehurst people were given
the place of honor directly behind the
Sunday school scholars.
The company was called to order by
Mr. Martin Plaek who gave a short ad
dress of welcome, after which Mr. Dun
can Plack offered prayer. Mr. Augustus
A. McDonald had charge of the enter
tainment. Following is the
Song "Loving Him Who First Loved Me,"
Dialogue by four little girls.
Recitation "Good Cheer," Florence Letlen
Recitation "Christinas Chimes," Emily Lctien
Recitation "Old Time Bells," Cary Jackson
Recitation "Happy Day," Blanch Wicker
Dialogue by Masters McKenzie and Wallace.
Recitation "Words of Little Cost,"
Duet by Misses Florence and Emily Letien.
Recitation "Will He Come," Cora Wicker
Recitation "Scattering Seeds," Louis Letien, Jr.
Recitation "Christmas Questions," Cary Maples
Recitation "When I Mas Little,"
Recitation "Grumble Corner," Joseph Wicker
Dialogue "A Texas Courtship,"
Miss Lou Patterson and Mr. Fry
Song" Friendship," School
Ml the numbers on the program were
well rendered, and the little children were
all very cute and showed less embar
rassment than might be expected of
children of the same age in the North.
Each received a full measure of ap
plause, and the "Texas Courtship"'
brought down the house. At the close
of this entertainment the audience ad
journed to the outside of the church to
witness the distribution of the Christinas
A large, symmetrical Christmas tree
had been erected in the open air near the