January 2, 1914




The beautiful home of Hon. L. M. McClintic was the scene of an interested gathering of relatives and friends at two o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, December 24, 1913, when his daughter, Miss Mary Margaret, plighted her troth in wedlock to Mr. Sterling Leftwich, of South Boston, Virginia.

At the appointed hour, Mrs. L. M. McClintic entered the parlor on the arm of her son, J. Hunter McClintic, followed by George W. McClintic, who escorted Miss Aileen Hill, cousin of the groom, who sang “O Promise Me,” accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Andrew Price.

Then to the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March came the ribbon bearers, little William Ellis Rachal and Alfred Edgar, Francis Hill and Nancy McNeel, Sue Bratton and Margaret Hill, forming an aisle from the stairway to the improvised altar; then came the groom with his best man, William Bonnett, of New York City, followed by the maid of honor, Miss Genevieve Gatewood McClintic; then little Miss Alice McClintic, sister of the bride, bearing the ring on a copper tray and then came the bride, on the arm of her father…

The officiating minister was the Rev. A. S. Rachal, pastor of the bride.



Wishing you one and all a Happy New Year.

Christmas passed off very quietly with rain and snow.

Worthy Reed had the misfortune to get his toes frozen by getting lost in Thorny Creek Mt. on his way home. Dr. J.B. Lockridge was called and he had to have three of his toes amputated.

There will be a box and pie supper at the Thorny Creek Schoolhouse January 10.


Happy New Year.

We had a little snow in town last week.

The ringmaster came in Monday of this week and took up the tickets and contributions which amounted to about $12.50 to each performer.

E. H. Williams, Albert Perry, Jim Bird and F. M. Dilley divided up the old McCutcheon farm last week.

B. B. Campbell and Sam McGuffin were up on Saturday for a load of hogs.

Miss Mamie Carpenter is able to be out after a long spell of sickness.

We understand that Andrew Cleek bought the Oliver Farm.

Winfred McElwee ship-ped a lot of buckwheat to North Dakota.

June McElwee had a pair of Kentucky ponies and will take a lumber job in the spring if the roads are worked.

A. S. McCullough has gone home for a few days. He sold out a car load of oats in two days last week at 52 cents a bushel.



Christmas passed off quietly and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Miss Annie Cleek went to her home near Huntersville, to spend Christmas with her mother.

Mrs. Huldad Wooddell is weaving some coverlids for Mrs. Estie Wilfong. She is reviving an old art, as they are the first to be woven in this neighborhood for seventy years.

Miss William Beard gave a social to the young people of Arbovale. Those present were: Misses Flora, Mabel and Winnie Gillispie, Flossie and Annie Conrad, Mabel Woods, Fred and Lawrence Conrad, Walter Knapp, D.J. Vandevender, Dewey Beard, John Slaven and F. Hamed.



Christmas passed off very quietly in this neighborhood.

Ellis Moore and Frank Ashford were on the Creek Monday on business.

F. M. Dilley and Albert Perry were dividing the McCutcheon estate last week.

Harry Taylor has purchased a broad axe and is going to make ties.

Arlie, the little infant son of Ellett Carpenter is on the sick list.



Fighting Jack McDonald is in town for a few days recreation.

Dr. Howard is in Baltimore, where he took a patient from Watoga to a hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. T.S. McNeel and Miss Nancy McNeel have been at Millpoint a few days.

Louis Klein was called to Baltimore last week by the illness and death of his aged mother.

Miss May Sharp, of Edray, fell on a fence Monday night and dislocated her knee.

At the sale of property of the late S.C. Baxter, the John Adam McNeel land was bid in by John D. Gay for $2,600.



Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Hickman gave a dinner party on Christmas day in honor of Miss Mary Elizabeth Harris. The table was handsomely decorated with large bunches of American Beauty roses and the dinner favors consisted of small dainty bunches mistletoe prettily tied with fancy ribbons. The dinner was followed by a reception to introduce Miss Harris. Among those who attended were: Misses Lena Anderson, Bessie Dixon, Pearl Meyers, Messrs. Joseph Hannah, Leo Bower, Robert McNickle, Robert Hivick, R.R. DeBergh, of New York City, and the Honorable Marvin Gillispie. A large beautiful Christmas tree decorated one corner of the large parlor. Small bunches of mistletoe were much in evidence at all entrances to the reception room and served as gentle reminders of the pretty old English Christmas custom.



James Gibson got tired of skinning his shins handling backlogs and foresticks and has now installed steam heat in his house.

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