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The Bismarck tribune. [volume] (Bismarck, N.D.) 1916-current, December 25, 1916, Image 5

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Dancing Parties to
Mark Events of Week
Dancing parties will be among the
Interesting event3 planned for the
Christmas week entertainments. The
Capital Dance Club will give another
of its series of private dances Wed­
nesday evening in Patterson Hall, the
guests to include the younger dancing
set of the city. A special dance pro­
gram has been arranged and O'Con­
nor's orchestra will furnish the music.
Society is interested in the dancing
party which the nurses of the St.
Alexius 'Hospital will give Friday eve­
ning in Patterson Hall. Nearly 200
invitations were issued and the guests
will include friends of the nurses and
Returns 'From Wedding Trip.
Myron Hunt of the Gamble-Robin­
son company, returned to the city
Saturday from his wedding trip,
which lie spent in the east. Mrs. Hunt
stopped in Fargo to spend Christmas
with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Kennedy,
and will return to the city the latter
part of the week. Their wedding wan
and every
the best
of all
Finney's Drug
an event of Friday December 8, in
the bride's home in Fargo.
Home For Christmas.
Miss Susie Hunter and Miss Wini­
fred Nutschelknaus, nurses At the Bis
march Hospital, are spending Christ­
mas at their respective homes in Max
and Mott.
Entertaining 8ister.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hanson of
Tenth street, are entertaining as their
guest over the holidays the former's
sister, Miss Hilda Hanson of Stan
wood, Wash.
Visiting 8on Here.
W. R. Parsons of Page, N. D., has
arrived in the city to spend Christmas
with his son, W. E. Parsons, and fam­
ily, of Fifth street. Mr. Parsons, Sr.,
will make an extended visit here.
Visiting Daughter Here.
S. K. Clark of 'Faulkton, 8. D., ar­
rived in the city Saturday to spend
Christmas with his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E.'A. Thor
berg, of Ninth street. Mrs. Clark
and daughter are also guests of the
Spending Christmas Here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Williams of
Preston, Minn., arrived in the city
Saturday on No. 3, and are being en­
tertained over the holidays by their
daughter, Mrs. Price A wens of Man
dan Avenue.
Gives Dinner.Oanee.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Oberg entertained
Christmas eve at a dinner-dance at
the Grand Pacific hotel. Covers were
laid for 24 and the Christmas colors
were effectively used in the appoint­
ments. The dancing party was held
on the fourth floor and where a room
had been especially fitted up for the
occasion. The guests included only
the intimate friends of the hosts.
Gives Christmas Dinner.
Mfr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Will of
Fourth street, are entertaining over
Christmas their son-in-law and daugh­
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Lumry of
Garrison. Mr. and Mrs. Will enter­
tained at a family dinner at noon to­
day. The guests included besides Mr.
and Mrs. Lumry, Mr. and Mrs. George
Will, small daughter, Margaret, Mrs.
William Moore, daughter, Miss Hor
tense Moore, Mr. and Mrs. William
Taylor and sons, Edwin and Herndon,
all of the city.
Night 8chool Entertains.
The night school students gave an
interesting Christmas program during
the week-end at the Will school. A
program of Christmas songs and reci­
tations were given. The teachers were
also present and a very pleasant eve­
ning was' spent in social diversions.
John Millet, who is employed at the
St. Alexius hospital and waB unable
to attend the entertainment, sent
candy enough for the party and Dan
Laris, a former student, now station­
ed in Mercedes, Tex., with his com­
pany, sent cards and other greetings.
Those in charge of the school are
Hare Block Phone 249
to y6u and Vbunr
Thanking all for the good
Christmas trade we have en­
joyed we wish you a vary
Brown & Jones
Split With Moorhead.
"Before this Christmas the few peo­
ple on this side of the Red river had
gone to Moorhead for church service,
but at the meeting held in Moorhead
for the purpose of arranging for the
Christmas tree of 1873, the Fargo rep­
resentatives felt aggrieved at the ac­
tion taken by the Moorhead people,
aB the Fargoites wished the tree to be
for the pleasure of all children of
whatever church or creed, or of no
creed! at all, and the feeling in Moor­
head was for a tree for the children
more particularly of church people.
We of Fargo came home feeling that
we were not hidden to the feast. A
few of us were talking the matter
over when J. B. Chapin said: "Wihj
don't you have a Christmas tree of
your ownJthe largest and the best?
1 will give $10 toward it." With such
a start we could not do otherwise
than go ahead and have a Fargo
Christmas tree.
Railroad Boys Help.
'John Jennings telegraphed to
Brainerd for two of the finest trees
that could be got into a box car. The
railroad boys there got the trees and
loaded them without any charge and
the engineer go them through to Far­
go without freight charges. The ibox
car was sidetracked in front of the
old Headquarters hotel, 'but the next
morning our beautiful Christmas
trees, the first to be .brought over the
river, were gone. Some one had
stolen them away, and a fall of light
snow hid all trace of their going. A
careful search was made for the trees
and a committee visited Moorhead on
greatly pleased by the marked ad­
vancement of the pupils.
At Person Court.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Copelin, who have
been staying at the McKenzie, have
taken an apartment in the Person
Court and have already taken up their
residence there.
Returns After Visit.
Miss Veda Betty Brown of Valley
City, who has spent several days in
the city as the guest of Miss Olwen
Hughes, left Saturday for Jamestown,
where she has accepted a position.
Entertaining Brother.
Mr. and ,Mrs. Di T. Owens of Fifth
street are entertaining the latter's
brother, Walter Mackin, of Perry,
Mont., over the holidays. They enter­
tained today at a family dinner.
Gives Christmas Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Battey entertain­
ed informally today at their home in
First street, at a Christmas dinner,
the guests including Mr. and Mrs. P.
H. Ehrodahl and five children of Sixth
street. The yuletide colors were used
in the appointments.
Spending Christmas Here.
Miss Agnes Orr, who is studying
voice at the Wilson-Green School of
Music, Washington, D. C., has arrived
in the city and is spending the Christ­
mas holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Orr, of Avenue A. Miss
Orr was one of the soloists during the
evening service at the First Presby­
terian church. Merton J. Orr of
Jamestown is also spending Christmas
with his parents.
Entertains Son and Family.
Mrs. W. O. Ward and daughter, Miss
Aldyth Ward of Seventh street enter­
tained at dinner yesterday, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Ward and children of Gar­
rison, who are in the city spending the
holidays with Mrs. Ward's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Stevens, of Third
street. Mrs. Ward and Miss Ward
were entertaihed over Christmas by
theirson and brother, Milan Ward, and
family near the city.
Large Crowds and Special Music
Feature Commemoration
of Day
Capital City churches celebrated
Christmas with special programs of
song at both the morning and even­
ing services and the story of the birth
of Christ was the theme of the ser­
mons. A special feature of the Pres
byterial church evening service was
the playing of the Chicago Musical
club, composed of six instruments.
The club is doing extension work for
the University of North Dakota and
stopped in the city over Sunday. A
silver offering was taken to help witn
the extension work.
The annual Christmas entertain­
ments given by the Sunday schools
were held Saturday evening in the
McCaibe Methodist and First Daptist
churches when special programs were
presented by the children of the
schools. Christmas trees featured
and Santa Claus distributed the gifts.
The cantata, "Grandma's Christmas
Eve," was given 'by the children of
the Baptist church and was one ot
the finest entertainments yet given
by the school*.
Cantata Given.
The cantata, "Grandpa's Guards,"
was given at the Evangelical church
How the first Christmas tree exer-1 a still hunt, W we felt sure some of
the Moorhead boys had done us the
trick, hut the trees could not ibe found.
cises were held in North Dakota is
engagingly told in an interesting
paper read iby M'rs. ,H. P. Goddard
at last week's meeting of the Monday
club. Mrs. Goddard, after tracing the
institution of the Christmas tree from
its pagan inception, says:
"And this brings us down to the
story of the first Christmas tree at
Fargo, which was the first in North
Dakota, outside of the military posts
and the Indian agencies. The story
is told toy one of the old-timers in his
own language:
Moorhead Hanged in Effigy.
'At a meeting held that night it
was decided to hang in effigy the
Moorhead men suspected of the theft,
so the Ibodies were appropriately
labeled, and the next morning the
Tied river bridge was decorated with
a number of seeming dead men. Some­
one on an early morning train out of
Fargo saw them hanging there and
telegraphed the Associated Press that
as he crossed the river that morning
six dead men were handing from the
ibridge timbers, undoubtedly the work
.of the "North West Regulators." At
10 o'clock that forenoon a locomotive
and box car draped in mourning ran
down to the bridge, followed by a
large .procession on foot. The ibodies
were taken down, and while the muf­
fled locomotice bell tolled mournfully
the effigies were buried in a snow­
drift with elaborate ceremonies1, in­
cluding a sermon and the singing of
'The next night {hp trees were
returned to the car. and from there
taken to what is now No. 27 Front
street. Between $300 and $400 was
raised, and the result was two of the
most finely decorated trees Fargo has
ever witnessed, and. as there was
plenty of cash, there was a silver
half-dollar for each child under four­
teen, each coin hung on the tree, sus­
pended from a cord passed through
a hole punctured for the occasion.
•Large locomotive headlights threw a
strong glare on the tree from the rear.
Santa Broke Ladder.
'Santa Claus' ladder broke when
he made his first attempt to climb
into the window, and a speech was
made to quiet the children, who were
assurred that Santa had been sighted
coining over the Pembina hills, and
that he would surely arrive soon. How
they did yell -when ho did appear!
The Wild 'Ricc hand of six pieces fur­
nished music for the occasion, and
after the children had enjoyed a
Christmas tree to their heart's con­
tent, the older children, and this in­
cluded everyone, turned in and danced
until broad daylight, in the morning."
last evening by the children of the
Sunday school, under the direction
of Mr. Steiber. Songs and recitations
were also a part of the program and
a large Christmas tree featured..
The Norwegian and German Luth­
eran churches observed Christmas
jointly last evening in the Trinity 'Lu­
theran church, when an interesting
program was given by the children. A
large chorus choir furnished Christ­
mas music and a large Christinas tree
brightly illuminated completed the en­
Midnight Mass.
The Swedish Lutheran church cele­
brated the birth of Christ last even­
ing and also this morning at 6 o'clock.
Miss Alfson was in charge of the mu­
sical program.
Hundreds of worshipers attended
the midnight mass at St. Mary's
church. Rev. Father Hiltner, assist­
ed 'by a deacon and a sub-deacon, were
in charge of this service, which was
followed by a low mass. Other ser­
vices were held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.
m., and vesper services will 'be con­
ducted this evening at 7:30.
Presbyterian Exercises.
The annual Christmas entertain­
ment at the Presbyterian church will
be hpid this evening in the main aud­
itorium and the program will be pre­
sented by the children. A largo
Christmas tree has been erected on
the pulpit and will be ablaze with
countless little electric ibulbs. Gifts
will be distributed from the tree. The
program ibegins at 7:30.
St. George's Episcopal church will
give the Christmas entertainment for
the Sunday school Thursday evening,
in the Knights of Pythias hall.
Christmas At Tappen.
Miss H. B. Beach, assistant secre­
tary and actuary for the Provident
Life Insurance Co., is spending Christ­
mas with friends at Tappan.
Win S. Mitchell of the state bank
examiner's force has moved into his
new residence at 902 Sixth street.
Spends Christmas Here.
Prof. S. J. Clark, superintendent of
the Faulkton, S. D., city schools, is a
Christmas guest at the home of hid
Nielsen's Millinery
A Merry Christmas
A Prosperous New Year
And we count as a big asset the spirit and
good will back of the liberal business you
have accorded us in 1916.
Whitney ft Richmond
Bismarck's Exclusive Shoe Store
JJJJJ jj-j jr JJ jirrfrrrrr" a—
Most Merry Christmas
and Most Happy
New Year
not be any more than what is wished
for each of our patrons
We extend an expression of
appreciation to our many
patron* for their assistance
in our splendid growth dur­
ing the past year
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Eric Thorberg. Mrs. Clark and Miss
Ciark have been visitors at the Thor*
berg home for several days.
Since the Snepherds heard the Angels sing:
"On Garth peace, goodwill toward men."
Long centuries have passed, but people have
not failed to pause just once a year, remem­
bering the song.
The time has come again ftr observing the
old custom
A Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous
New Year to All.
Knowles & Haney
A Very Merry Christmas
And a
Happy and Prosperous
New Year
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