THE LAGRANGE REPORTWB
THURSDAY MORNING. DEC. 24.
Where They Meet
j Local and Personal j
WOMAN’S CLUB NOTES.
Mr. H. Y. McCord of Atlanta, most
generously gave the Woman’s Club,
through Mrs. W. H. Harris; one hun
dred pounds of his best flour, several
weeks ago. Mrs. Harris, with her
usual energy and interest in the club,
sold this flour and deposited a nice
little sum to the credit of the building
The club members desire to ex
press their appreciation of Mr. Mc
Cord’s generosity through the Re
porter, as the meeting at which it was
announced was a rather small one.
The literature section held a most
interesting meeting at the residence
of Mrs. II. S. Wooding last Thursday
afternoon. Mrs. E. J. Robeson made
a splendid leader nnd the paper on
the “Reformation” by Mrs. Mitchell
showed careful preparation, v^uite
a number of the members had short
articles on the lesson, making it all
the more entertaining.
Mrs. Bruce sang "Bide a Wee” very
Mrs. Wooding served delicious
cinnamon toast and tea.
The engagement of Mr. Frank Smith to Miss Essie McCoy, which
was announced in the daily papers Sunday, came as qqite a surprise
to the many LaGrange friends of Mr. Frank Smith who is one of the
most popular young business men of this city. After the wedding a
short visit will be made to Atlanta by the happy ybung couple and'
then they will return to LaGrange and be at' hbm^ to 5 their friends nt
the house now occupied by Mr. W. C. Ford.
The following account is clipped from the Opelika Daily Times:
Mrs. Cora Anna McCoy announces the engagement of her daughter,
Essie, to Mr. Franklin Howell Smith of LaGrange, Gia., tho marriage
to occur on Wednesday evening, January Gth, at the home of the bride
on North Railroad avenue, Opelika, Ala.
The above announcement will be read with interest by the many
friends of the bride to be, who, having spent her young ladyhood in
this city, has because of her lovable' manner and admirable traits of
character, endeared herself to many warm friends.
Mr. Smith is a splendid young business man of LaGrnnge, where
he is manager of the Ford Automobile Agency. Not only is Mr.
Smith highly esteemed in business circles, but is justly popular in
social life nnd is receiving heartiest congratulations on the nows of
his approaching marriage. v
Mrs. C. V. Truitt spent Tuesdny
and Wednesday of last week in At
Mr. Neal Harmon and his charming
young daughter, Miss Mary, of Odes-
sadale, were shopping in LaGrangn
Little Miss Dorothy Park had the
pleasure of having a number of her
little friends assist her in celebrating
her sixth birthday on Wednesday af
ternoon. Holiday decorations were
used throughout the house and in the
dining room cream and cake were
served the little folks from an at
tractively arranged table on which
was the birthday cake with six can
dles. The little hostess was assisted
in entertaining her guests by her
mother and Mrs. Todd Reid. The list
of invited guests wus as follows:
Florence Moncrief, Nancy Mobley,
Bessie Walker Callaway, Faunteroy
Moon, Nancy and Ella Par Phillips,
Louisa Dozier, Elizabeth Rakestiaw,
Eleanor Dunson, Pearl Dunson, Jennie
Dunson, Margaret and Henry Sar
gent, Ina Willis, Carolyn Leman,
Katherine and Jack Mitchell, Emily
Albright, Ruth Adams, Paul Harwell,
Margaret Dallis, Rebekah Herring,
Nell and Raymond Underwood, Eliza
beth and Sam Cook, Mary Lovejoy,
Mary Word, John and Katherine
Baugh, Tom Turner, Virgil Stallings,
Eva Corless, Isabel Morgan, Jessie
Crouch, Marie Dix, Elizabeth Dozier,
Nell Childs, Frank Edmondson, Cecelia
and Sarah Wright, Mell Edmondson,
Mary and Marguerite Lehmann, Sarah
Hamilton Gaffney, Ruth and John
Hurst, Hershal Jenkins, Loeb Ketzky,
John Artley, Jr., William Walker,
Robert Weaver, Ralph and Roy
On Friday evening the young men
will entertain with a dance at the
Elk’s Home in honor of the college
:ontingent who have returned for the
holidays. Music will be furnished by
the Ideal Orchestra.
Quite a number of out-of-town
guests will attend.
Master Charlie Hollst was enter-
lined by his Sabbath school teacher,
trs. M. L. Sterling on last Thursday
Ptemoon with a theatorium party,
te occasion being his twelfth birth-
♦ LAGRANGE COLLEGE ♦
Work has been suspended at the
liege for the holidays and all the
udents are at home or visiting.
Misses Mueller, Gaue, and McCloud
ill spend Christmas at the college.
Mr. Blanchard Smith and Mr. Ed-
ird Robeson are expected to spend
few days with the homefolks.
School will open again Tuesday,
nuary 5, and with brighter pros-
Several applications have been re
ived and others are coming in every
With the co-operation and help of
• town and the friends of the inst:-
ion at home, the spring term will be
\. Merry Christmas and Happy New
ar to all our patrons and friends.
Work resumed January 5, 10 a. m.
A prettier or more impressive marriage than that of Miss Echo
Corless and Dr. Noble Doss of Atlanta, which took place at the heme
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. VV. Corless Wednesday even
ing at eight o’clock can not be imagined. The decorations were exceed
ingly effective, a color scheme of white and green being carried out
in all the details. Quantities of southern smilax, ferns and mistlotoe
were used. In the living room an alter was improvised of «palms and
ferns. Tall pedestals holding seven-branched candelabra stood on
each end of the priedien. A pretty feature was a larg» **«dding bell
of .mistletoe under which the bride and groom stood for the ceremony.
Immediately preceding the ceremony Mrs. Harvey Reid sang ’Rose
of My Life.” Miss Grace Murphy of Shawmut, Ala.,.played Lohengrlns
wedding march. Miss Louise Young was brides maid and Miss Julia
Corless, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. They wore yellow
mqsqaljne and carried arm bouquets of white carnations showered
with lillies of the valley. A bevy of girl friends of the bride includ
ing Misses Vivian Holmes, Julia Reid, Mary Robertson, Lucy Smith*
Claude Dunson and Sarah Segrest were ribbon bearers. The
groomsman was Mr. Boyd Ragsdale. Tho bride entered with her.
father, Mr. C. W. Corloss and was met ut the ulter by the bride
groom and his best man, Mr. W. B. Mebane of Rome. The bride wore
a handsome suit of blue chiffon broadcloth with a smart hat of black
velvet Her flowers were a corsage bouquet of brides roses and lil
lies of the valley. Mr. and Mrs. Doss left immediately for a short
wedding journey after which they will be at home to their friends at
Rome. Mrs. Doss, as Miss Corless, was one of the most popular and
best loved girls of LaGrange and by her sunny disposition and win
some ways, endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact
She will be greatly missed and it is regretted that her marriage will
take her away. Dr. Doss is a prominent young physician, and numb
ers his friends by his acquaintances. ,
Mr. Roy Sehuesslef of Wadley, Ala.,
spefnt Saturday in'the city.
Mr. W. W. Arnold of Manchester
was in the city Monday.
Mr. Ed McCown of Manchester
was in LaGrange Monday.
Mr. Van Berry of Notasulga, Ala.,
was in the city Saturday.
Miss Pauline Gibson of Tuskegee,
Ala., is the guest of Miss Mae Adams
for the Christmas holidays.
Miss Esther Turner of Hogansvillo
spent Monday in LaGrange.
Miss Eunice McGee left Tuesday
for Fitzgerald where she will spend
the holidays as the guest of Miss
Miss Inez Johnson of Hogansville,
was a visitor in LaGrange Monday.
Among the out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Doss of
Rome, Mr. J. C. Dose of Rome, Mrs. Hiram Sewell of Rome, Mr. H.
M. Wheeler of Birmingham.
Friends in LaGrange of MissLucy Norris will be interested to know
of the announcement of her forthcoming marriage to Mr. Gieorge Wash
ington Smith, which will take place next Sunday afternoon, December
27th, at 3:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Norris in
Stroud, Ala. Miss Norris resided in LaGrange for several months
last year, being in the employ of the General Offices. By her sweet
and modest disposition and charming personality she gained a large
number of friends who will join in wishing her great happiness.
MRS. WILL MORGAN HOSTESS.
Mrs. Will Morgan was hostess at
dominoes in the afternoon Wednes
day at her attractive home on Broad
street, her guests being the members
of the Wednesday afternoon club. The
rooms open to the guests were prettily
decorated with evergreens. A salad
course was served at the conclusion
of the game to the following ladies:
Misses Kittie Willis, Eula Render,
Mesdames Walter Davis, Henry
Reeves, E. T. Moon, Sam Jones, Ed
Bradfield, Jr., D. A. Leman, F. C.
Ferrell, Raleigh Park.
Mr. Howard Park has returned
from New York and Boston where
he spent several weeks.
I doll and some water , colors and some
Cooper wants a red horn and a iron
and some confectioneries.
Elwyn wants a horse and a wagon
and some confectioneries.
Rebecca wants a machine, a doll and
Miller Street Store
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Traylor of West
Point were the guests of their daugh
ter* Mrs. Sterra Young Sunday.
Messrs. Ed Turner and Auderson
Smith of West Point were in the City
Mr. W. F. Birdsong is spending the
holidays with his mother, Mrs. J, W,
Mrs. Sarah Dunson, Mrs. Robert
Render and Mr. Billie Spivey return
ed Sunday from Florida, having
motored through in their car.
Dr. Emory Park came down from
Atlanta Sunday to be the guest of
relatives through the holidays.
Miss Louise Young nnd Mrs. Sterrn
Young spent one day last week in
Slow it moves, and ever
The wise men gaze on high
And follow, while the nations round
In careless slumber lie.
They pause outside the manger
Mrs. G*. J. Fincher and granddaugh- " Can He b ° here ”- and wh °" they saw
ter, Miss Virginia Frix, left Sunday
to spend the holidays in Atlanta, the
guests of Mrs. B. F. Starr.
Mr. Oliver G. Murphy of Shawmut,
was in LaGrange on Tuesday.
Mrs. WHHb Johnson of Manchester
spent Wednesday in LaGrange.
Dr. Wm. R. McCall left Wednes
day fqr Richmond, Va., where he will
spend the holidays.
Mr. Jas. S. White, the popular
North Side haberdasher has announc
ed that on January 1st he will re
open his pressing club. Mr. White
states that he will be in position to
give better service than ever before,
und solicits the patronage of his old
friends and customers.
The shining beacon hovering o’er
They laid their gifts upon the straw.
The star moves on, yet ever
As on that holy night,
The path of all who toll and watch
Is guided by its light.
And the faithful heart will see the
For the light that travels far,
Returns at last to the Lord of Light,
The Bright and morning Star.
Mrs. Annie Stone of Hogansville,
was a visitor to LaGrange Monday.
Mrs. Steve Davis of Hogansville,
was the guest of Mrs. Howard Wood
Editor W. Trox Bankston of West
Point was in LaGrange on business
TO OUR PATRO
Dr. John Carter, LaGrange's popu
lar young dentist, left Tuesdny for
Atlanta. From Atlanta ho will go to
Montgomery to spend Christmas at
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Eiland will
have as their gueBt for the holidays,
their sister, Miss Eunice Eiland of
Mrs. J. L. Schaub returned today
from Griffin to spend the holidays
with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Milam.
Misa Sarah Simmons of Manchester
spent the week-end with Mrs. Tom
Mrs. Trainer of Milledgeville, who
has been spending several days with
her sister, Mrs. S. W. Thornton, re
Mr. Baxter Schaub of Barnesville
will spend Sunday in LaGrange.
Mrs. John Artley is In Columbus
where she will spend the holidays as
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Newsomo
Mrs. H. C. Fincher is spending
Xmas in Adairsville, the guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Elrod.
Santa Claus Still
Gets Xmas Letters
Wants Doll Tea Set and Work Box.
LaGgange, Ga., Route 2.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am a little girl 6 years old, have
never been to school, mama teaches
me at home. I want you to bring me
a tea set and a work box and any
thing nice to eat you may bring.
From your little friend,
Fire was discovered Monday mom-
jing about three-thirty o’clock at the
store of Mr. Will Hayes on Miller
street. The fire department received
a call but before they could reach the
burning building, the flames had gain
ed a good start and both the stock,
belonging to Mr. Will Hayes, and the
storehouse, belonging to Mr. C. E.
Estes, were completely destroyed.
The origin of the fire is unknown;
Mr. Hayes states that there had been
no fires built in the store since Satur
The storehouse was partly covered
by insurance and Mr. Estes states that
he estimates his dead loss at $250. Mr.'
Hayes carried $1,000 insurance upon
his stock of goods ahd considers that
he had about a $1,600 stock at the
time of the Are. ‘
Mr. and Mrs. Lower Schaub and
little daughter, Margaret of Macon,
Are. the guests of Mrs. J. J. Milam
for the holidays.
We wish each and
everyone of our custo
mers a merry Christ
mas and happy, pros
perous New Year.
May the disappoint
ments of 1914 be for-
gotten, and may 1915
be full of happiness,
prosperity and all
good things for each
I^aSranpe Qolleae. &
'range K^ouege ^zeroises
Wants Crayons and Picture Book.
LaGrange, Ga., Route 2.
Dear Old Santa Claus:
Please bring me a picture book, a
box of crayons and some confection
eries and any thing you think would
please a little girl 8 years old.
Lovingly your little friend,
Writes for Self and Three Others.
LaGrange, Ga., Dec. 1914.
Dear Santa Claus:
I hope you are well so you can come
to see me. Sara wants a Roanoke
Mr. W. C. Ford
Leaves for Florida
SResumed ^January St A, at ZO a. nt,
in (Bollege. (2/iapel.
Mr. W. C. Ford and family will
leave next week for Fort Meade, Fla.
Mr. Ford states that he will spend!
January, February and March travel-1
ing in Florida and visiting Lakeland,
Tampa, St. Petersburg and other
points of interest. He will make this
prospecting tour of the 3tato and
expects to come back to LaGrange the
early part of April.
Prospects for increased ^Patronage £foo<).
Friends of the College are Cordially Invited to the. Opening
RUFUS W. SMITH, President