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Harry Trowbridge of Galena Killed in a Snowslide in Colorado.

A terrible snowslide accident occured near Telluride, Colo., a large mining town on Smuggler mountain, Feb. 28, causing the death of a number of persons, Harry Trowbridge of this place among the unfortunate ones. Last Saturday a dispatch was received from Almer Fisk, who is bookkeeper for the Liberty Bell Mining Co. at Telluride informing the mother and other relatives of Harry Trowbridge that he had lost his life in a snowslide. Harry is the eldest son of Mrs. Judge Thornberry, and is 24 years old. He left Galena Jan 5, and went to Telluride, where he accepted a position as a waiter in the Liberty Bell Co.'s boarding house, which was situated on the side of the mountain about two miles from tow n. When the snow broke loose it carried all the buildings in its track with it, completely demolishing them and burrying perhaps 75 men a hundred feet beneath the snow. Judge Thornberry was holding court at Ozark when the news reached here of the terrible fate that had befallen his stepson. A dispatch was sent to the Judge and he adjourned court and arrived home about dark Saturday. The bodies have not yet been recovered, and the latest information from the scene of the disaster is that the great depth of the snow renders it impossible to say when the bodies will be found, but that it may be several weeks. The news was a terrible shock to the relatives and especially to Mrs. Thornberry, who is completely prostrated. Harry Trowbridge was a good honest young man and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all our citizens. His untimely death and the horrible manner in which he lost his life has cast a gloom over this community. As soon as the body is recovered it will be sent here for burial. Judge Thornberry is using every means possible to learn more of the particulars, and it is probable that we will be able to give more satisfactory information next week.


A game of base ball has been arranged to be played Wednesday Oct. 9, at Galena, between picked nines of Stone and Barry counties. As each county has a number of good players it is probable that this will be the best game ever played at this place. We understand the game will be played on the Wm. Mathis farm across the river and that a gate fee will be charged to pay expenses.


Introducng Coach Ralph Tennis' Crane High school sextet, winner of the girls' division in the Nixa invitation basketball tournament February 12 and 13. The Crane girls, winning all four of their tournament games without defeat, scored 130 points against their quartet of opponents. In their regularly scheduled campaign, the Crane girls have lost only two games, and only two veterans are on the team this year. In the top row, left to right, are Clymena Baker, guard; Coach Tennis, Mabel Gray, guard. Second row, left to right, Marjorie Parsons, guard; Naomi Hillard, jumping center; Lois Williams guard; Thelma Gaither, forward. Bottom row, left to right, Nadine Gray, running center; Edith Merrill, forward, and Lora Lee McCullah, forward.
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Date of Shower (or article?) April 27, 1926

Mrs. Charley Forrester, formerly Miss Ruth Logan was honoree of miscellaneous shower Monday afternoon given by her friends at the homof Mr. and Mrs. Leon Walter. Refreshments were served to the following guests, each of whom brought nice and useful gifts: Mrs. Herbert McClure, Mrs. Tommy Job and Mrs. Chas. Walter of Aurora, Mrs. J.B. Logan and daughters, Margaret and Dimpy of Hurley, Mrs. W.A. Agan and son Charley of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Earl Smith and son of Golden City, Mrs. Mary White of Webb City, Mrs. Ben Forrester of Marionville, Mrs. W. G. Ray and daughter, Sarah Belle, Mrs. Alpha Stout and children, Mrs. Will Carver, Mrs. A.Z. Carver, Mrs. W.A. Estes, Mrs. Sarah Rhodes, Mrs. R.C. Jarrett and daughter, Mable, and little granddaughter, Nancy Greene, Miss Edna Forrester, Mrs. Nina Allhands, Mrs Frank Walters and daughter, Mable, Mrs. Albert Walters, Mrs. Frank DeWitt, Mrs. C.R. Logan and daughter, Alice, Mrs. R.D. Austin and daughter Alta, Mrs. B. Logan, Mrs. W.E. Logan, Mrs. Alice Logan, Mrs. Ed Hendrix, Mrs. Jane Shipman and granddaughter, June Palmer, Mrs. Wm DeWitt and Mrs. Leon Walter. All had a merry time and leaving wished Ruth and Charley much happiness.


Miss Hala Gideon left Wednesday of last week for Springfield where she has employment in a large dry goods house. She came home to see her father, F.M. Gideon, who was stricken with malarial complications, but is much better now.

F.M. Gideon (Uncle Frank), will be 74 years old in a few days. He camped with the family about the 16th of November, 1836, where Milligan's business house now stands in Springfield. Two small business houses were then in Springfield. Berry had a dry goods house on St. Louis street, and Robt. McElhany sold whisky to emigrants going and coming. Next morning the family crossed James river and settled near where Ozark is now located, and opened up a good farm. Sold it in 1844, and moved to the head of the southwest fork of the Elk Valley, in Taney county. Then commenced the race of life with F.M. Gideon. He borrowed books and informed himself so as to be able to teach school, and taught his first school at the age of 16, on Bull Creek. Some of his students of that school are living in the country yet. He kept up his studies and teaching school each year until 1854. Then he borrowed books of Prof. Dalrymple and read law, and was admitted to practice law in the circuit court of Greene county in 1862.

In 1861 he raised a company and they served three months in the U.S. service. He was discharged as a 1st Lieut. and holds a commission as such. Re-enlisted the 7th day of March, 1862, in the 14th Missouri State cavalry, and served as hospital steward; was discharged from said regiment in November, 1862, to take a seat as a member of the Missouri legislature, to which he was elected a second term. Was appointed assistant Assessor of the 7th Division of Missouri; was appointed twice under Lincoln's administration, but resigned after Lincoln's assassination, on account of ill health and other causes. He took the census of half of Christian county in 1870, and the census of part of Stone in 1880.

During this period he held several other appointments of minor importance, both Federal and State.

Mr. Gideon has been a confirmed invalid for the past ten years, but has maintained his mental faculties in good order until the present time.


George Huntsaker and Will Purdy, two of the boys we last week mentioned as being in jail for breaking into John T. Hays' residence, escaped from prison about dark Friday night by forcing a stone from the outer wall of the jail building. They stole a horse and a mule from J.H. Standridge and rode them to Marionville, where they hitched them near the depot, and walked to Aurora, their home. William Woodson, the liveryman, recognized the animals and took them in charge. Sheriff Moore and Mr. Standridge went to Aurora Saturday morning and brought the boys back to this place, and they are again in the jail to be kept closely confined in the steel cages until their cases are disposed of. The sheriff and Mr. Standridge returned with their prisoners via Marionville and brought the horse and mule with them. The little boy, Rube Bradley, who did not escape, was returned to his home at Aurora.

The night these boys escaped Cutberth's store in Crane was broken into, and a watch, pair of shoes and several other articles taken. The same night the depot at Marionville was burglarized and a few pennies taken. It is supposed the boys are the guilty parties, as they were at both places between dark and daylight.


Mr. R.B. Hall and Miss Gertrude Larimer of Lebanon, Mo., were married in that city Tuesday, Nov. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Hall arrived in Galena Wednesday of last week and visited Mr. and Mrs. John H. Greene until Saturday. Mrs. Hall is a neice to Mrs. Greene.


Mr. Charles C. McCord and Miss Mae A. Kennedy surprised their friends last Saturday evening about 7 o'clock by procuring a license and driving out to Judge Heilman's residence and having him pronounce the words that made them man and wife. As the young couple had kept company for some time, the fact that they married was no surprise, but the suddenness of the occurrence was.

Charlie is the second son of Dr. T.J. McCord, and is associated in the hardware, harness, furniture and undertaking business with his father.

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. B.F. Yocum, and has been for some time employed as a stenographer in St. Louis having recently returned home, presumably to visit relatives and friends, intending to return to St. Louis about January 15, accompanied by her sister, Miss Maud Kennedy.

We understand the young couple will soon begin housekeeping in Galena, and they have many friends who hope they may live long and ever be happy.


Mr. Harold Melton and Miss Roxy Lee were married at the home of the bride in Aurora Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1902.

Harold is the only son of ex-county treasurer J.D. Melton of this place, and has a host of friends who congratulate him upon securing so worthy a companion. Miss Roxy is a daughter of ex-sheriff M.A. Lee, who is temporarily living at Aurora. She is an intelligent and popular young lady, and was one of Stone county's best school teachers.

Mr. and Mrs. Melton will reside on the T.W. Garroutte farm three miles west of Galena, and their many friends, including the ORACLE, wish them many years of unalloyed happiness.


Mr. Charles Miller and Miss Iva J. Keeney were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Keeney, in Galena, at 6 p.m. March 2, Probate Judge Lee R. Heilman officiating. Mr. Miller is the eldest son of Mr. V.B. Miller, and is an industrious thrifty farmer. Miss Kenney is a talented lady, and one of Stone county's best school teachers, and was a great favorite in social circles here. Only a few intimate friends outside of the immediate family witnessed the ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Miller left Monday morning for their country home two miles south of Cape Fair.


Mr. John Rogers and Miss Ida Means were united in marriage this afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of the bride's father, an uncle of the bride, officiating.

The wedding was a very quiet affair, only a few immediate relatives being present.

The newly wedded couple will leave tonight on the 9:33 train for St. Louis, where they will visit a few days, after which they will go to Kansas City, their future home.

Mr. Rogers is a railway mail agent on the Frisco, from Kansas City to Springfield, and makes his run in the daytime.--Marionville Free Press

Miss Means is well and favorably known to our society young people, and Miss Vinnie McCord of this city attended the wedding.


A pretty, quiet wedding took place Sunday evening, Nov 2, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Orlanda Scott, in this place, the contracting parties being Mr. Robert T. Scott, of Marionville and Miss Dora Ella Moss of Logan, Judge Lee R. Heilman officiating. The wedding ceremony was witnessed only by the immediate family of the groom's parents and Judge and Mrs. Heilman, and Frank Agen and Miss Ollie McGintie, a young couple of Marionville who accompanied Mr. Scott and Miss Moss to this place. Robert Scott was raised in Galena and was one of our most popular young men. He is now engaged in the barber business at Marionville. Miss Moss is a social favorite at Logan where her parents live. The young couple have the hearty good wishes of all our people for their future happiness.

THURS. MAR. 5, 1925. NO 127

The Aurora Houn' Dawgs teams proved themselves better than their Marionville rivals last night. The girls beat by a 32 to 7 score, and the boys by a 45 to 17. So far this year the A.H.S. girls have won 2 out of 3 from Marionville, while our boys have captured all three games.

Friday night will be the last game on our home court for the Aurora lasses, when they meet Cassville here. They will go to the tournament at Teachers College, March 12, 13 and 14.

The boys will play Cassville and then on Tuesday night the Pierce City five will come here for a single game which will close our basket ball season.

Pierce City won by a big margin over Marionville Tuesday night so a good closing game will be seen. The Freshmen will play a preliminary against Verona Tuesday night.

The Springfield Republican of this morning has the following write-up of the game:

AURORA, Mo., March 4,--The Aurora cagers took a double header from the Marionville aggregation in two games, played tonight. The boys quintet defeated their opponents to a count of 45 to 17, while the girls took the long end of a 32 to 7 score.

Both Aurora teams took the lead early in the encounter, never at any time being in any danger. The boys secured 10 points in the first four minutes of play and the girls also did well to get a big lead early in the affray.

Welch and Bagby, Aurora forwards, were the stars of the girls game, the former having 22 points to her credit and the latter scoring 10. Gamble, Marionville forward, did all the scoring for the losers, having 7 markers to her credit. Irby, substitute guard for Marionville, also played a good game for the losers.

Substitutes: Aurora--Cowdrey, (4) for Walter, Doke for Walters, Hull for Wheat, Smart (1) for Hull, A. Wheat for Bouyer, and Cantrell for Ellis. Marionville-- Turrentine for Thornhill, Harris (4) for Coleman, Thornhill for Yost, and Powell (2) for O'Dell. Referee-- Peeples, Marionville. Girl's Game

AURORA Welch, 22 F Bagby, 10 F McCullah JC Pierce RC White G Harper G

MARIONVILLE Stacey F Gamble, 7 F Lambeth JC Ackerman RC Beal G Lawson G

Substitutes: Aurora-- Scott for Pierce and Letterman for Harper. Marionville-- Irby for Ackerman and Link for Beal. Referee-- Rush, Aurora.

The Aurora cagers will meet the Cassville squads on their home court Friday and will close their season with Peirce City, also at home, next Tuesday. The teams will then have a short rest before coming to Springfield to engage in the Drury tournament.

Boy's Game. AURORA Walters, 23 F C. Wheat, 2 F Ruble, 6 C Ellis G Bouyer, 7 G

MARIONVILLE C. Thornhill F O'Dell, 6 F Garroute, 1 C Yost, 4 G Coleman G


At a meeting of citizens held Friday evening, July 30, it was unanimously decided to hold a Street Fair and Old Settlers Reunion in Galena, and the following named persons were selected as executive committee to make the necessary arrangements: W.D. Craig, O. Scott, J.G. Short, S.B. Taylor and Theo. Tromly. This committee was authorized to appoint all other committees, after which the meeting adjourned.

The executive committee met and organized by electing Theo. Tromly chairman, and O. Scott secretary. The following committees were appointed, the first named on each committee to be the chairman:

On Grounds--W.D. Craig, O.Scott, C.G. May, Dr. McCord, J.Frank Seaman. On Finance--J.H. Greene, Joe F.S. Bookout, John T. Moore. On Decoration--H.W. Morris, H.C. Cartmel, Misses Florence Smith, Ruth Tromly, Edna Taylor, Vinnie McCord, W.F. McCullah. Entertainment and music--James W. Ellis, Mrs. Bird Craig, Mrs. J.H. Greene, Dr. Henson, Judge Heilman, D.J. Reynolds.

The following were appointed to act as judges during the fair:

On Fruit--Lee R. Heilman, A.J. Tilden, C.E. Hageman, J.H. Wooldridge, E.P. Hershey. On Vegetables--H.C. Cartmel, W.T. Moore, W.T. Oliver, T.E. Pratt, F.B. Gideon. On Grain--Geo. W. Moore, Henry Baker, Jesse Smith, Isham Irby, Geo. Rauch

The display of mineral will be under the direction of T.S. Powell.

On Live Stock--John Greene, J.G. Short, C.G. May, Joe R. McCormick, W.T. Oliver, Joe McMonigle. On Cookint--Mesdames B.F. Yocum, Ida Moore, J.F. Seaman, L. Henson, O. Scott, L.R. Heilman. On Needle and Fancy Work--Mesdames Delia Craig, Myrtle Reynolds, H.C. Cartmel, W.B. Langley, M.L. Burris.

Committees on the various departments are requested to meet and make out premium lists and deliver same to the chairman or secretary of the executive committee not later than August 15.

A Carnival Queen will be selected by ballot, commencing Monday, August 11. Ballot boxes will be found at the drug stores of Dr. Craig and Henson & Dillard. Five cents will be charged for each vote and the result will be announced by bulletin at 6 p.m. each day during the contest.

Property owners living in town are requested to give the committee on grounds control of their premises for stand purposes during the fair.

(By H.C. Foster)

Come, all you men I'll sing you a word,
About the steel gang that worked for McCord.
Hard work, hammering steel, when its night how tired I feel.
Bill McCord was the boss, head was white as a sheep,
When he got a good man, him he sure would keep.
There was Henry Crabtree, a jolly old man.
He hammers the steel just as hard as he can.
There was Henry's son, whose name was Mon.
Hurried home to wife when his work was done.
There was John Sanders, Oscar and Walter, his boys,
John he could not hear unless you made a great noise.
There was Casey Jones and his brother Joe,
Who was sometimes late at his work, you know.
There were Clevy and Clint and Riley Costow.
Frank Boog and Jess Edwards, all drilling in a row.
There was Frank Razor, who worked awhile,
When Mon took his place, with Henry and Rile.
Begun work down by Blair's worked a day or so,
Then to Jackson Hollow we had order to go.
We moved down there into a cedar brake,
Drilled some six-foot holes, a road trying to make.
We started the work, and were getting along fine,
When came the order "Move up the line!"
Passed Clevy Foster's and John I. Jones' too,
Drilled a few holes and went on through.
Arrived back at Blair's, these thirteen sons,
And finished the work we had first begun.
We moved down south to Hamp Holt's hill,
Will Wilson got scared, afraid the river we'd fill.
Will's brother Jim, he owned a little farm,
If a rock fell in the river it would do it great harm.
When we went south this gang fell short,
Three men from Galena Bill McCord he brought.
There was George McCracken and Dudley too,
And the Hembree boy, they called him Lou.
This gang was short two more men still,
Ira Smith and George Foster These places did fill.
Was two weeks in this place, a batching, you know.
Then comes the order Jackson Hollow to go.
We moved up there for a week or so,
To the White river bridge is the next place we go.
These thirteen men, unluncky number, they say,
Have worked for McCord for many a day.
I'll come to close till some other time,
When they finish this road I'll finish my rhyme.


The following is the pledge and names of signers of the Crusade Union temperance Society, organized here by Mr. E. P. Trabue, last week. The membership fee is 10 cents a quarter.

"I promise, God helping me, to abstain from all fermented and distilled liquors as a beverage, and will endeavor to use my influence to get other people to live sober lives."

Maud Moore, Edna Scott, Will Trowbridge, Maud Kennedy, Maud McCullah, Alice Oliver, Aden Swift, George Smith, Boyd Oliver, Don Cartmel, Cleo Craig, Tom Dorrell, Roy McCord ,Walter Scott, Lum Dorrell, Warren Swift,,Nellye Henson, Iva Dorrell, Lillie Smith, Myrtle Henson, A.J. Gearheard, C.B. Swift, M.J. Dorrell, Martha E. Swift, Lola Watkins, Minnie Moore, J.B. Hatton, E.J. Tromly, E.E. Oliver, M.A. Parsons, Raymond Smith, Mattie King, Maggie Watson, Theo Tromly, M.M. Scott, H.G. Parsons, D.J. Reynolds, Delia M. Yocum, Lida Fisk, Shelley Fisk, Geo. A. Brinson, Effie Standridge, W.D. Craig, Joseph C. Watkins, C.C. McCord, Tom Moore, G.R. Reese, Ruth E. Tromly, L.V. Threlfall, Bird G. Craig, H.C. Porter, M.L. Burris, Mrs. Ida M. Moore, E.M. Fisk, Mrs. E.M. Fisk, J.K. Bulger, Mrs. J.K. Bulger,. T. Henry Komans, Prof. Rogers, and W.T. Moore.


Mr. Charles Walters, of Logan, and Miss Edna Scott, of this city were married at the residence of the brides brother, Robert Scott, in Marionville, Wednesday evening, March 17, Elder T.F. Reavis officiating. The wedding was a quiet affair only being attended by a few intimate friends. It was also a surprise to their many friends here.

Miss Edna is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Scott, and was one of Galena's charming young ladies. Mr. Walters is the son of Uncle Mike Walters, and is a young man of pleasing disposition, industrious habits, and is a good stone mason. We understand they will reside in Marionville


Uncle Frank Greene is visiting Mr. and Mrs. John H. Green in this city.

J.G. Short went to St. Louis Monday with two car loads of fine fat cattle.

Charlie Hageman took a load of fine peaches to the Aurora market Monday.

J.P. Weatherman has accepted the agency and is canvassing for the life of McKinley.

Herald Fisk, the artist at Marionville, was here Monday doing some work in his line.

Miss Allie McDowell, who has been visiting at Cassville for several weeks, returned home last Thursday.

Mrs. Efton Seaman has been quite sick for several days, but we are glad to learn that she is improving.

Mrs. A. Hodges and son Morton of Marionville visited friends in Galena Saturday, returning home Sunday.

Both of Sheriff Oliver's horses were foundered last week by getting too much wheat. They are doing well.

Geo. Armstrong, who has been publishing the Stone County News for about three months left this place last Friday morning, accompanied by his wife and mother. There are various reports as to where he went, no one seeming to know for a certainty. His brother, O. Armstrong, came here Monday from Aurora, to take charge of the office until some disposition can be made of it, so we are informed.

Hon T.L. Viles, our member of the legislature, left here Friday for Jefferson City. He intended going to Monett to visit his son John and family until Sunday evening, when he would proceed on his journey to the state capitol.

The funeral of a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Blunk was held at the Christian church Thursday afternoon, January 1st. Rev A.J. Gearheard conducted the services, and the interment took place at the Galena cemetery.

Mrs. C.B. Swift and son Warren went to Billings last week to see Mrs Swift's father, who is quite sick. They returned Sunday and report the old gentleman but little improved.

N.A. Coin died at Aurora last week. He formerly lived in Galena and was the divorced husband of Mrs. Rena Coin of this place. He has four children living here with their mother.

Freeman Gwin died Sunday night at his home eight miles east of Galena. He was a good citizen and his death is deeply lamented by a large circle of friends. The funeral took place at the family residence Tuesday, conducted by Rev. A.J. Gearheard, pastor of the M.E.Church at Galena.

Mrs. Dr. T. Hodge Jones, who visited friends here a week, returned to her home at Springfield Sunday.

Mrs. David Bookout visited relatives at Tauria last week. Mrs. Gillispie who died Monday night, was an aunt to Mrs. Bookout.

Sheriff Oliver went to Springfield Sunday to look after some mortgaged personal property that has been removed from this county.

Mrs. Frank Acree went to Golden City last week to visit relatives. She will also visit at Lamar before returning home. Mr. Acree accompanied her as far as Aurora.

Mrs. J.L. Gillespie died at 9 o'clock Monday night at her home at Tauria. She had been a great sufferer for some time from a tumor. She was an estimable lady and leaves many friends to mourn her departure.

The White River Engineer Corps gave a supper last Saturday night at the Moore Hotel. Quite a number of our society young people were present, and the occasion was one of the most enjoyable events of the season. Supper was served at 10 p.m. which consisted of a variety of delicious food prepared by Mrs. W.T. Moore, who is a queen in the culinary art. The boys composing the engineering corps are a fine lot of gentlemen who have won the respect of our people by their genial social conduct.

Miss Mary Smith returned Monday from a visit of two weeks with friends at Springfield.

Wm. Burk and family, who live near Osa, visited the family of O. Scott a few days this week.

Miss Edna Taylor, who is teaching at Radical, came home Friday and remained until Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Tromly, former residents of Galena, now of Poplar Bluff, are the proud parents of a girl baby born Sunday, Nov. 9.


Last Friday while Harry Morris was working at papering a room in the Frank Taylor property lately purchased by Joe and Dave Bookout he stepped from a platform to a chair, when the chair turned throwing Harry sideways to the floor breaking his left arm at the elbow joint. During the war Harry was shot through the joint of the same arm rendering it almost useless. He is getting along as well as could be expected, under the circumstances.

Last Saturday J. Frank Seaman and wife and son Ben went to Oto to spend Sunday with mrs. Nelson, mother of Mrs. Seaman. During the night Mr. Seaman was taken sick, and Dr. Henson went to see him Sunday morning. The trouble seems to be of a billious nature, and is thought Mr. Seaman will be out soon although he is quite sick.

Sunday afternoon while Miss Edna Taylor was carrying a kettle of hot water she fell scalding her left hand and arm badly. Although the arm had to be carried in a sling, Miss Edna was at her post of duty as teacher in the primary department Monday morning.

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