Merrillsville - Jan. 30, 1888.


- The home of John Warner, near Peterboro, was the scene of a happy gathering on Wednesday, the 25th last. It was the marriage of their eldest daughter, Alice N., to Fred Hodges of Oneida. Although the day was stormy, a merry company of nearly 100 guests assembled in their large and elegant house to do honor to the occasion. At 8 o'clock Miss Nora Stoddard commenced playing the wedding march, and all eyes were turned were turned expectantly towards the hall and were rewarded by a view of the elegantly attired bride and groom, who marched under the floral-horsehoe, where the ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. F. Harris, of Peterboro. Hearty and sincere congratulations followed, which were responded to by the the newly wedded couple, after which the company was invited out to an elegant repast served in a tastily trimmed and decorated supper room, Miss Parker, of Oneida, playing a march for the occasion. The evening was spent in social enjoyment until a late hour. More than a passing note should be given the bride, who has devoted much time to music, and is an excellent teacher of the art and still aims to approach a higher niche in the musical world. Her dress was a lovely brown satin, made in the height of fashion, with white slippers, ribbons, flowers, etc. The groom is a highly respected and promising young man, whose parents reside in Peterboro, where he spent his boyhood days, but now is in the employ of J. E. Stone, of Oneida, and should they make that their future home, Oneida will gain what we are all sorry to lose, as they are held in high esteem and will be missed by their friends both young and old. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges were the recipients of numerous and valuable presents from their friends. We also noted some which caused much merriment were designed for that by the sender. Among the guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. R. Buyea and Mr. and Mrs. Gostling of Cazenovia; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hart, of Pratt's Hollow. Mr. and Mrs. Waterman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray and daughter, Miss Wells, Miss Allen, Miss Stone, Miss Miller, Miss Page, Will Stone, Charles Stone, and Mr. Hill of Oneida. Many more were expected, but the roads proved almost impassable, some having to return home ere reaching the scene of festivity. - A GUEST.
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