Castle View, the beautiful home of Mr. John G. Flanagan on the banks of the Potomac, about four miles below Shepherdstown, was the scene on Saturday night last, February 2nd, of such festivities as are seldom seen even in our country of wide known hospitality. A short while before seven o’clock the sleigh bells jingled merrily along the picturesque drive leading from Bakerton to Mr. Flanagan’s home. From that time till half past seven o’clock the sleighs continued coming till about sixty lads and lassies were assembled within the festive halls. The guests were gracefully received by the host, assisted by his sisters, Mrs. A. M. Hopper and Mrs. James Flanagan, and Mr. Raleigh H. Moler. At nine o’clock the guests were invited to partake of a bountiful meat supper. Everything that goes to make up a first-class supper was provided in abundance. Later refreshments were announced. The table, crowned by a centre piece of fruit and evergreen, was loaded with all the delicacies of the season. Music was furnished by Mr. Eugene Moler’s excellent string band. Effective vocal solos were rendered by Misses Marie Mohler and Mary Knott and Messrs. Lee and Will Moler. Among the guests present were Miss Dade, of Montgomery county, Md., Misses Lillie and Jane Boteler and Miss Hilleary of Petersville, Md., Misses Ida and Emma Strider, Minnie and Bessie Mohler, Nettie Eichelberger and Essie Hendricks, of Uvilla, Mrs.Lee Moler, Misses Mary and Essie Knott, of Moler’s, Miss Rua Marshall, of Keller, Misses Marie Mohler, Nannie and Maude Mohler, Martha and Essie Flanagan and Lizzie Hopper, of Bakerton, Fannie and Willie May Licklider, of Uvilla, Mr. Hilleary of Petersville, Md., Messrs.J Samuel Osbourne, Walter Shirley and JOhn Currie, of Duffields, Messrs. Lee, Edward, Will, and John Moler, Bunn Knott, James Hendrick and C. E. Lamar, of Moler’s, Mr. Morrie Routzahn, of Middletown, Md., Messrs. Raleigh H. Moler and Jesse A. Engle, Jr., of Bakerton. At a late hour the guests reluctantly departed, each on carrying away a most pleasant remembrance of Mr. Flanagan’s beautiful home and genial hospitality. Seldom have our young people, in whose honor the reception was given, enjoyed a more munificent banquet, and Mr. Flanagan well deserves the liberal commendations that have been heaped upon him by them. M.
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