December 24th, 1903
Letter From Miss A. M. Jefferson.
Mr. H. E. Jefferson has handed us a letter recently received from Miss Amanda M. Jefferson, now on her way to her work in the mission fields of India. The letter is dated "Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 8, 1903". Miss Jefferson writes:
"You will be glad to know that after a very long and somewhat dangerous voyage we hope to reach Queenstown tomorrow. I have had my first experience of a storm at sea. It was a wild and fearful sight. The wind was blowing at the rate of eighty miles an hour. One man, from London, kept his life preserver on all night, refusing to go to bed. He got his boxes together and requested that they should be put in the life boat with him, as they held all that he possessed in the world. At one time it almost seemed that our boat was swamped. But she rose out of the sea and went forward bravely. The dining room was flooded and the captains room had three feet of water in it.
"This state of things continued for two days. Today has been somewhat calmer and we hope to have good rest tonight. In the midst of it all we have felt that we were safe in our Fathers loving care.
"We shall have a few days in Liverpool before sailing on December 15.
December 24th, 1903
One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at the home of the brides parents, Charlemont, Mass, on Wednesday evening, Dec. 8th, when Miss Bertha O. Parker was united in marriage to Mr. Frank R. Wood, of Canning, N.S. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. D. Gaylord, of West Hanley, Mass.
Promptly at seven oclock the bridal party took their places beneath an arch of evergreen and ferns. The bride was attended by Miss Lizzie Temple, of Charlemont, while Mr. E. S. Temple supported the groom. The brides costume was of bluish gray cloth, trimmed with white silk and lace.
Many valuable presents, consisting mostly of silverware and household goods, were received by the young couple. They will make their home in Charlemont, where Mr. Wood has been very successful, and has made many friends.
A very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lindley Nichols, of Nicholsville, on Wednesday evening, Dec. 16th, when their daughter, Naomi E. was united in the bonds of matrimony to Mr. Eidson W. Cogswell, of Morristown.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. William Ryan, assisted by Rev. A. S. Lewis.
To the strains of Mendlessohns wedding march, rendered by Miss Laura Turner, of Kentville, niece of the groom, the bridal party entered the handsomely decorated parlor and took their places beneath a large floral arch and bell.
The bride looked charming in a gown of pure white satin, trimmed with silk medallions and white ribbon. She wore a veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and callas. She was attended by her sister, Miss Lola, who was dressed in white muslin with lace trimmings, and carried a bouquet of hydrangeas. The groom was supported by Mr. Charles Bent, of Weston.
After the ceremony and congratulations, supper was served to about one hundred guests, among whom were the grooms brother, Mr. Oliver Cogswell, of Ottawa, and little daughter.
During the evening speeches were made by the Revds. William Ryan, A. S. Lewis, and George Bryant, after which instrumental music and singing added to the pleasure of the occasion.
The presents, which included many articles of silver, were numerous, beautiful and costly, showing the esteem in which the young couple are held, the bride having been one of the most popular teachers in Kings county. The grooms present to the bride was a Russian lamb coat with sable collar, and cap to match.
The young couple left for their future home at Morristown, amid a shower of rice and the good wishes of their many friends.
Mrs. Cogswell will be at home to her friends on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of December.