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tone Gap Post
No. 49
Oiw of tup most beautiful
liomo weddings that lias over
taken place in the Gap was tho
wedding or MisR Elizabeth
Donaldson Connor, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ("lias
Connor, to Mr. John Winglield
Litton, of Nerton, sou of Mr.
und Mrs. Fi I more Litton, of
Dot, Lee County, Wednesday
evening .it six o'clock,
Tho impressive rmp; cere?
mony was used by Kov. W. X.
Wagner, the olliciuting minis?
The color scheme of yollow
and green was carried out very
effectively in the decorations iit
the rooms of the whole lower
door by beautiful potted palms
and hot house ferns, yellow
candles in orystal cnhdolabras,
soft yellow shaded chandeliers
festooned with strands of south
orn Bihilax, yellow and wliito
French baskets, the handles
being twined with yellow tulle
and sinitax tilled with gorgeous
giant yellow chrysanthemums
Streamers of yellow mile tied
to small white posts formed the
aisle to the improvised altar in
tile parlor over which was an j
arch of sniilux and a large boll]
of white chrysanthemums, back
of which were palms and lias
kots of yellow chrysan?
Miss Janet Bailey, tastefully
dressed in white organdie over
yellow witli yellow accessories
carrying an arm bouquet of
nun burst roses, received the
gueBts at the door.
Before tiie entrance of the
bridal party, Miss Nemo Vino
yard, beautifully dressed in
green taffeta, played a selection
on the piano, after Which Miss
Olga Horton, tastefully dressed
In yellow taffota, 8ahg "I Love
You Truly", both wearing cor?
sages of sun burst roses. Then
to the beautiful strains form
Lohengrins Bridal Chorus the
bridal party entered the room,
Mr. John Litton with his lu st
man, Mr. .fames Fleming, of
Norton, then Little Miss Louise
Helton, beautifully dressed in
white organdie with green rib?
bons, and .Muster fjhttrles Con
nor 111, dressed in white broad
cloth, entered ami untied the
tulle ribbon jeadihg to the alter,
followed by Mauler Charles
Pierpoutj nephew of the bride,
dressed in while broadcloth,cur?
rying the ring in a largo yellow
chrysanthemum. Little Misses
Elizabeth I'lerpont and Janet
Qilmor, nieces of the bride and
groom, tlie Mower girls, beauti?
fully dressed in white organdie
wearing yellow ribbons, enter?
ed, scattering rose petals from
little white baskets. Then en?
tered tlie maid of honor, Miss
Mary Connor,sister of the brido,
who was beautiful in an ex?
quisite dress of green taffeta
combined with greon tulle and
uilvor cl?tll Wearing silver slip
perH and a halo lint of green
tulle carry iug an arm bouquet
of specimum chrysanthums,
followed by ihn brido, Miss
Elizabeth Connor, on the
arm of her brother, Mr.
Ohas. Connor,.) r., of Mary town,
W. Vn., who gave her in mar?
riage, The brido was dressed
in a handsome midnight blue
chiffon broadcloth suit with
nrjlo skin trimmings with blue
assesaories, carrying a shower
boquet of brides roses and lil
liea of tiie valley, Her only
ornament being a platinum bar
pin set rvith diamonds and
pearls, the gift of Hie groom.
Immediately after tho cere
mony a beautiful reception was
given tho guests in the dining
room, where Mrs. 1. C. Taylor
presided at tlie punch bowl and
Misses Kotta Thompson, Flor?
ence McCorniick and Harding,
dresBod in evening dresses,
served the guests delicious
green and yollow brick ice
cream and heart and diamond
shaped green j<?ed cakes.
An elaborate seven course
dinner was served tho bridal
party and immediate families of
tho contracting parties at tho
home of Mrs. J. H. Pierpont, a
aister of tlie bride. The center?
piece for the bride's table being
a yellow basket of sun burst
roses on a Mexican hand made
luncheon cloth over yellow sur?
rounded by smilox aud yellow
shaded candles in chrystal
holders. Much merriment was
caused iu the cutting of tho
I beautiful bride's cake in which j
j were the symbols.
I The bride's gifts to her at?
tendants wore unique sterling
silver bouquet wins.
Amid a shower of rice and
good wishes the happy young
couple left on the L. & N. train
fur San Antonio, Texas, and
ci tieft eh route, where the brides
puren to are spending the win?
ter. After December 15th Mr.
and Mrs. Litton will be at home
at Norton, Va . where Mr. Lit?
ton is vice-president and cashier
of a bank.
Mr. John Newman Weds Miss
Janie Slemp Thursday.
A Wedding, beautiful in its
simplicity, a n d of interest
throughout tlie Stales of Vir?
ginia and Kentucky, was that
of .Miss Susan Junto Slemp, sis
ter of Congressman V. Bascom
Slemp, and daughter of the late
Congressman and .Mrs. Camp
boll Slemp, to Mr. .lohn Wesley
Newman, of Versailles, Ky.,
last Thursday afternoon at the
Slemp residence on Poplar Hill
at four-thirty o'clock in the
presence of only a very few
friends and relatives. Rev. W.
N. Wagner, pastor of the Meth?
odist Church, South, hero, of
I which the bride is a member,
I was the officiating minister.
'I'll"! only attendants were Con
.gressman 0. R. Slemp, who
gave his sister in marriage, ami
Mr. Wade Hampton, of Ver?
sailles, Ivy., stepson of Mr.
Newman's, who was best man.
The bride wore a handsome
dark blue Velour cloth traveling
suit and wore a corsage of lilies
of the valley and roses.
Following the wedding at
five o'clock CongressmanSlemp
gave a very enjoyable and in?
formal reception at the home to
la large number of friendc. The
guests were received in the hall
by Miss Rosa l'ridemore, .Mrs.
Amna Slemp Myers, Mr. Wise
[Slemp and Congressman Slemp
The whole lower lloor of the
home was in a tie very attractive
j with baskets and vases of yel?
low and white giant chrysan?
themums arid masses of moun?
tain holly. In the dining room
the walls were covered with
spruce and the yellow shaded
chandeliers were drape 1 with
strands of myrtle reaching to
the four corners of the room,
Tht) center piece for the table,
on which was a Philippine
hand made and filet luncheon
j cloth, was the bride's cake, on
lop of which were candied
bride's roses and streamers,
surrounded by silver candle
holders holding yellow caudles
I and cut glass vases filled with
sun hurst roses, cut glass nap
pies tilled with yellow and
while minis and salted nuts.
Mrs. 1,. i). Pettit, Mrs. K. K.
Conditio, Mrs. .1. W. Kelly and
Miss Minnie Fox assisted in the
dining room in serving the
guests punch, a delicious salad
course and an ice course. The
ices being in tins shape of ap
pies, lemons, oranges, grapes
and baskets on the top of which
were bride's roses. An individ?
ual heart shaped cakes on the
top of which were little yellow
candy roses. Miss Pauline
Park", of Frankfort, Ky., and
Miss Sarah Cochrari presided at
the punch bowl in the dining
: room.
j After the reception Mr. and
'.Mrs. Newman motored to Ap
nalaohia, where they boarded
the 1.. & N. for Chicago and
[other points, where they will
I spend two weeks, after which
tlioy will return to Versailles,
I The out of town guests pres?
ent were; .Mrs. Qreevar, of
Chilhowie; Mrs. 0. Park anil
daughter, Miss Park, of Frank?
fort, Ky.; J. M. McGavock, of
Wytheville; Wade Hampton, of
Versailles, Ky.; A. P. Crockett,
of Coeburn; Dr. J. P. Kdmonds
and two sons, Jitnmie and
Campbell, of Middlesb?r?; ?)? A.
!Q. Hyatt, of Jonesville; Dr. and
Mrs. Hugy, of Ionian; Misses
Dare and McGregor, of Parkers
burg, W. Va.; W. T. Atsover,
of Charlotte, N. C; Mrs. James
Richmond, of Gate City; Joe
'rate and Auburn Hamblon, of
the Cove, and Mias Kate
Cherry, of Norton.
From town those present
'were: Misses Minnie Fox,
Mary Ramsey, Lucy Miner,
Parilee Hickley,Sarau Oochran,
Janet Bailey, Caroline Rhoads,
Jec8 McCorkle, Mr. and Mrs.
E. Dreunen, Mr. and Mrs. R.
T. Irvine, Mr. nnd Mrs. J, M.
Qoodloe, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Good loo, Mr. and Mrs. A, K.
Morison, Mis. Henry Morison,
Mr. and Mrs. I1',. .). i'rescott,
Mr. and Mrs. .1. H. Pierpoint,
Mr. ami Mrs. D. B. Pierson,Mr.
and Mrs. It. A. Avers, Mr. nnd
Mrs. .1. A. Qilmer, Mr. an.I Mis.
('tis Mousor, Mr. and Mrs.
Horace Fox. Mr. and Mrs. M.
H. timber, Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Smith, Mr. ami Mrs. B. K.
Rhoiids, Mr. and Mrs. Ii. I,.
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. R II. AI
sever, Mr. and Mrs. I,. 'I'. Win?
ston, Mr. ami Mrs. C. ?. Obeli
ran, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Win,
Mrs. Mary Taggarfc,Mrs. Helen
Foster, Mrs. W. T. (Jooilloe,
Mrs. (i. N. Knight, Mrs. W. U.
I'eek, Mrs. W. U. Painter, .Mrs.
Sally A. Bailey, Mrs. ,1. W.
Fox, Mrs. Marvin Kelly, Mrs.
Mary Kumsey, Mrs. .1. W. Dra?
per and children, Mrs. O. C.
Qilmor, Dr. and Mrs. .). W.
Kelly, It. It. Casper, .1. B.
Avers ami Hugh fames.
Card Parly and Dante for
Miss Mamie Wolfe and broth-1
er, Poter Wolfe, Jr., gave a
very delightful card parly ami
dance at the hospitable lioine
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
.1. P. Wolfe, Friday night from
eight-thirty to twelve thirty in
honor of their lions,, guests.
Miss FlorenceSuuudern,of Bod
ford, Miss Mary Bayes,of Dante,
and Miss Zollie Martin, of Nor?
ton .
Beautiful ferns and v ns"s fill
ed with pink ami white roses
and carnations were used in
Hie decorations of the parlor
ami reception bull, while in the
dining room the decorations
were very appropiate to Thanks?
giving. The center piece for
i lie. table being a large French
basket tilled witli fruit stir
rounded by tiny pumpkins, the
fltvors of this delightful oc
elision on a turkey bordered
luncheon cloth* while streamers
of autumn leaves from tlie
shaded chandeliers to the table,
bun a very festive appearance.
Appropiate ttllloy cards assign?
ed tlie guests to the Card tables,
where Hearts were played, at
which Miss Virginia Beverly
won tlie prize for tlie ladies, a
boy. of gilt edge correspondent
cards, and Mr. Will Nickola tlie
gout lemon's prize, a satin coat
hanger. After tlie games the
floors were cleared for dancing,
music being furnished by an
Edison Disc.
At tile close of tlie evening a
delicious luncheon was served,
consisting of chicken salmi,
fruit salad, cheese balls, olives,
Stuffed dales, butter thill Iiis
cults and sandwiches, followed
by ice cream,fruit and chocolate
bake. The ice cream being
served in the shape of turkeys
and chrysanthemums, then
salted nuts and mints were
Those who were present at
this delightful affair were: Mis?
ses Florence Saun.lers, Mary
Bayes, /.ollie Martin, Nemo
Vineyard, Kobertn Muck, Sarah
Coohran, Caroline Rhonda, .less
McCorkle, Virginia Beverly,
Janet Bailey, Florence Mc
Cormick,Maude Wolfe and Mrs
M. 11. McCorkle, Messers. Cruse,
Phillips, Marks, Win. Laesiter,
V. Morgan, W. H. Nickels, Jr.,
Lane Miller, K. It. Casper, J. L.
McLemore and Peter' Wolfe,
Announcement Party.
Mrs. M. K. McCorkle was the,
delightful hostess at a sewing
party to a number of her friends
at her home Friday afternoon
from three-thirty to six in honor
of tlie announcement of tiie en?
gagement of Miss Mary Louise
(James to Mr. Joseph Orillj tile
wedding to take place January
the first.
At tlie close of tlie afternoon
napkins were passed, hidden in
which was the above announce
ment on band painted cards,
and a delicious salad course
as served followed, by black
coffee,to tlie guests on small ta?
bles, who wore: Misses Myrtle,
and Gladys Wolfe, Mary and
Margaret Carries, Nemo Vine?
yard, Olaribel Lbckett, Thelma
Baker, Roberta Buck, Florence
McCormick, Jess and Clara
McCorkle, Virginia Beverly,
Janet Bailey, Mrs. Chandler
und Mrs. II. S. Benjamin^
A large number of fanners
of Lee end Wise Counties met
at the office of General K. A.
A vers in Hi"; Stono Gap lust
Saturday ami united in a pre?
liminary organization of a Nu
tional Farm Loan Association.
Those present subscribed for
loans amounting to twenty
eight thousand dollars ($28,000.:
00) and for stock in the Asso?
ciation amounting to fourteen
hundred dollars ($tj400.00) ev?
ery member being required to
subscribe to the stock to the
amount Of fivo percent of the
loan wanted.
The meeting decided not to
proceed to the election of a
board of directors and other of
fibers until further opportunity
bail been given other farmers
to come and join the associa?
tion, but to postpone this elec?
tion until Saturday, December
10th, 1910, to which time the
meeting adjourned.
All fanners of Lee ami Wise
Counties desiring to become
members of the association,and
participate in the permanent
Organization are cordially in?
vited to attend. All who join?
ed the association Saturday
should be present to acknow?
ledge the articles of association.
A circular letter has been
prepared fully explaining the
act of congress und require?
ments to be complied with in
forming associations, and set?
ting forth the benefits to be.
derived therefrom which may I
be had on application to Gener?
al li. A. Ayors.
S255.00 Pledged to Build
Union Church.
At a meeting held at Avers
Chapel last Wednesday night
the committee to solicit finan?
cial aiil reported that $266.0(1
had been pledged with which
to build a Union Church hear
the furnace. Some of.the money
has been paid already. U is
their aim to get $800.00 to build
the church, probably more, the
material to he furnished at cost
Talks were made by several
1.pie interested in the move?
ment and it was the unanimous
opinion that enough money
could be raised to build a
church adequate to hold Un?
Rev. W. .1. Goft preached at
the chapel Sunday night and
all available space was occu?
pied, some being forced to
-land up. Many others either
went home or stayed on the
outside. This shows how badly
the people at the furnace need
a church and the interest that
they take in church all'airs. The
chapel is inadequate in every
way for it is too small, can't be
heated Rtilllciently and has
many other defects.
The finance committee asks
the aid of all and contributions
will be gladly received, no mat?
ter how small. When the fur?
nace goes into operation this
will add many people to this
vicinity and they need a better
church. Any one desiring to
contribute can see either Mrs.
M. .1. I loll', of Appalachia; 11.
C. Hamilton, of Bast Stone Gap;
Mrs. Lane, Miss Mary Whitt,
.Miss Naomi (ioll', B, 11 and R.
E. Kennedy, Rev. J. M Smith,
Miss l.ula Moore or II. C. Wal?
lace, of Rig Stone Gap,who will
gladly receive contributions.
Surprise Party.
A number of young boys and
girls gave Mias Helen Mo
Cormick an enjoyable surprise
in the form of a party Friday
night at her homo.
After playiug"Cohsequence"(
Comsio Come, and other games
they went into the dining room
where they ate the refreshments
they brought along as a part of
I the surprise
Those in the party were: Mis?
ses Elizabeth Sprinkle, Klai?
Taylor, Juliet Knight and Fan?
nie Ray. They boys were: Dan
Pierson, Clifford Smith, Gor?
don and William Goodloo.
I have for sale the old dummy
railroad ties that will make
' good kindling wood at $1.50 per
load delivered.
j Compton's Livery Stable.
1 47-50. Phone 105,
Radford Nor?
mal Notes.
Dr. R. T. Wyche, President
of tlic American Story Teller's
League and-Editor of the Na
tional Story Toller's Magazine,
spent Tuesday and Wednesday
at the Normal School deliver?
ing lectures and discussing with
students and teachers the work
of the Story Teller's Club.
Prof. W. E. Hilbert has re?
turned from a trip to East Ten
11 esses State Normal at Johnson
City andMilligan College where
lie delivered an address before
the faculty and students.
Thu Young Women's Chris?
tian Association girls of the
Normal School will represent
"Christinas in Pad ford Due
Hundred Years Ago" in the
Auditorium Saturday, Decem?
ber 'J, at S o'clock.
The Pocahontas and Ingles
Literary Societies held their
annual Thanksgiving reception
on Tuesday night in the parlors
of tie- New Dormitory. A large
number of out of town guests
were present
East Stone Gap
Mrs. Ira L. Warner, her
mother and children, of Norton,
spent Thanksgiving at Fast
Stone trap with Mrs. J. M. Dor
Misses EUrQ Wright, Ottie
Johnson, Lillian Williams, and
Leonard Williams anil Kerby
Lytie attended a very delight?
ful party near the furnace
Thursday night. They report?
ed a nice time.
Mi-s Km a Wright, principal
of Pod 11 school, spent the week
end with boinefolks.
Mrs. P. S Pose spent Thanks?
giving with Mr. mid Mrs.
H rot her ton at Appnlnohin.
K A. Adams, who is Work?
ing at Kingsport, is visiting his
family at Mist stone Gap this
we. k.
Miss Kllie Dorton, of Wise,
spent a few days last week
with friends and relatives at
this place.
Henry Hamilton is very sick
at present.
Mrs Kobiuett, of Appalachiu,
spent the week end with her
friend, Mrs. Ike Neely at this
Misses Hertha and Kara
Sprolea are spending their
Thanksgiving holidays with
friends and relatives at Buffalo.
Dr. (iivetis and wife, of Nor?
ton, are visiting relatives at
this place at present.
Mitchel Dorton spent last
week with his grandmother at
Pound, Va.
Miss Christie Jones, who
teaches at Wise, spent Satnr
day and Sunday with home
Oscar Wells, of Inman, was
visiting in town last week.
Miss Maude Williams, of Ap?
palachian, spent Saturday and
Sunday With hor grandparents,
J Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gilly, of
Bum Hollow.
Miss Maggie Collier, of
Clinchport; was visiting her
parents in town last week.
Became Involved In Alter?
Freeling, Va., Dec. 1 ?Two
men, Melvin Collins and Tom
Williams, of the noreby town of
Shelby Gap, Ky., became in?
volved in an altercation, in
which Collins struck the other
on the head with a rock, in?
flicting a serious, if not fatal
!wound. Themen wero in tho
employment of a lumber con
jcern of that place, and a dis?
pute over a bridal when they
wore catching tho mules pre?
paratory to work brought about I
the trouble.
POP SALE.-Dining Room
Sot, consisting of one table,
seven chairs, two china closets,
one buffet, one serving table,
all quartered oak, good 08 now.
, Will sell as a whole or in part
at a bargan. For particulars
call at this office.
Among those who spent tho
week end in Bristol uro Mos
tlames J, VV. (Juntnor, Bettio
Robinson, Kachel Sitgravep,
Misses Mary 1.eftwich and
Miriam Currio.
11. L, Sulfridgo returned Sun
day from the State Teacher's
Association in Richmond.
Misses Delphy and Klizabeth
Elerndoo and Annie Dolp spent
Thanksgiving at Blackwood.
Miss Geneva McOomus visit?
ed friends at Cedar Bluff the
past week.
Miss Lulu Keller wub tho
guest of her brother at Bermin,
W. Va.,'Thanksgiving.
Mrs. it. S, Grim spent sevoral
days the past week with her
sister at Olintwood.
Mr. McKenzie, of Mondota,
spent Thanksgiving here with
Iiis daughter, Mrs. Warren
Joe Montgomery, of Norfolk,
is spending sometime with
Floyd Cleek.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kuller
entertained at Thanksgiving
dinner Miss Hunt and Messers.
Clook and Montgomery.
Mrs. E. L. Crizor and children
returned Saturday from a visit
to Mrs. Crizer'a home in the
Valley of Virginia.
Mrs. C. C. Cnrtwright and
ohildren visited Mrs. Curt
wright's parents at Chilhowie
last week.
On Mondoy niglit, G?u. Mor?
ton returned from a several
days slay in i'iko County.
The Baptists realized ninety
odd dollar from their bazaar
which they hohl hist Saturday.
'The Methodists cleared thirty
dollars from their Thanksgiv?
ing dinner.
Overland Trip to Washington.
Saturday morning Miss Sarah
Cochrari, Mrs. Amna Stomp
Myers, Congressman C. B.
Slemp, Wise Slemp and Hugh
Carries left in Congressman
Slump's "National" automobile
for Washington, D. C, with
Miss Sarah at the wheel. They
will return on the train in a
week with* the exception of
Congressman Slemp, who will
remain in Washington during
the present session of Con?
gress, ami Wise Slemp,
who is Congressman Slemp's
Do Not Understand the Law.
Washington, D. C, Nov. ;il).
?Announcing that tlie Son th?
orn Railway system linos nro
asking tho Courts to interpret
tlie Adamson law pending au
attempt to enforce its pro?
visions Mr. Fairfax Harrison
saitl today:
"There is such an irrecon?
cilable difference between tho
interpretation of the law upon
which tlie lawyers agree and
what tlie men want that it is
apparent that a judicial inter?
pretation and clarification of
the law is necessary in tho in?
terest of all concerued. t^uite
frankly, wo are now unable to
apply tho law hcctiuao we do
not know what it means. Wo
know what the men want, but
the lawyers say the law does
I not give them thud, hut givuB
them something olse which ov
ery railroad manager knows
they do not want. Tho men
are naturally tlisappointed that
the question is not sottled, and
so are the managers, hut wo
must all have patience and good
temper and try to avoid pas?
sion while wo groupo our way
out of the fog."
Before buying see Rand and
j MoNally8 Educational line of
Children;! and Juvonilo Books.
.The books are the right kind
for children, the right kind for
1 boys and girls. Tho prices are
right.?Kelly Drug Company.

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