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The wedding ceremony of Mr. Wayne Barnhart and Miss Audie Williams was quietly solemnized last Sunday at the home of the bride in Galena.

Miss Williams is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dave Williams of Galena, and the bridegroom is from Reeds Spring. The ceremony was performed by Justice John S. Craig.

Mr. Barnhart has purchased a half interest in the barber shop with his father-in-law.


Miss Mae Wiley of near Brookline, Mo., and Mr. Dan Thornberry of Galena were married last Saturday in Springfield. The bride is well known in Galena having taught in the public schools here. The groom is the son of Mr. And Mrs. G.W. Thornberry and is rural mail carrier on Route 1 out of Galena. The couple will make their home at Galena.


Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Smart announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia, to Mr. Richard A. Lee, son of Mr. And Mrs. Bert S. Lee, 1224 Washington avenue, Springfield, Mo. The news was told Wednesday, April 21st, at a tea given by Mrs. R. W. Smart at her home 120 West Locust street.

The announcement was made in a unique way, the heart shaped mints presenting the names of Miss Smart and Mr. Lee.

The house was beautifully decorated with apple blossoms and spring flowers. Tea was poured by Miss Josephine Crone of Springfield, assisted by Miss Irene Davis of Springfield, and Mrs. E.R. Adams. A charming musical program was given during the afternoon with Miss Marjorie Pfau, vocalist; Johnnie Underwood, violinist and Mrs. Thomas Hall at the piano.

Mrs. Edgar Pfau and Mrs. E.E. Davis assisted the hostess in receiving 60 guests who called from 3 to 6 o’clock.


A wedding which comes as a surprise to their many friends is that of Miss Helen McNatt of this city and Mr. Fred Harris of Springfield. The wedding occurred on Nov 8th at Rogers, Ark. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Theron Alexander of Rogers. After the ceremony they went to Tulsa, Okla. Where they spent a few days.

The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Dan McNatt. She is a graduate of the Aurora High School, of the Class of ’24 since then she has attended Business College she is now employed at the Majestic Milling Co.

Mr. Harris is employed with the Remington U.M.C. Co. They will make their home here until spring when they will move to Springfield. The many friends here offer their hearty congratulations.


Delmer M. Standridge and Miss Bessie Walters of Galena, were married at Mt. Pleasant, Texas, October 4, by a Christian minister. They returned home Sunday with Mr. And Mrs. C.L. Walters and son, C.L. We join the many friends of Mr. And Mrs. Standridge in wishing them a long and happy life.

Mrs. Delmer Standridge was given a bountiful miscellaneous shower on Saturday afternoon. The event was a surprise to Mrs. Standridge, the new bride, and was highly appreciated. She was the recipient of many beautiful gifts. Refreshments were served during the afternoon.


Married in Salina, Kan., at the Methodist parsonage, by a Methodist minister of that city, Efton Short and Miss Eula Moore. Miss Eula was deputy county clerk of Stone county, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Lewis L. Moore, and one of our very finest Galena girls. Efton is a son of Geo. W. Short, and is one of our best young men, and is now employed in the engineering department of a Western railroad—a very competent and efficient young man. Miss Eula was accompanied to Kansas City by her mother where she was met by Mr. Short. They will reside for the present at Ordway, Colo.

These young people have the best wishes of a host of friends in Galena. That they may live happily ever after is the wish of everyone.


That was a very happy occasion at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Lige Hilton, Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31, when Dr. McQuary performed a double wedding by uniting in marriage B.O. Hilton and Miss Frances Dycus, and D.W. Hilton and Miss Ethel Hood, all of Crane.

The grooms are brothers of Lige, and well known as honorable citizens; the brides are of excellent families and looked very pretty and happy.

Several friends from Crane were in attendance, and after the ceremony several pieces of excellent music, with violin, guitar and piano, were rendered and much enjoyed by all.

The News-Oracle family, as well as the many friends of the Hilton family, extend congratulations and wishes of joy and prosperity through life.


J. Will Short of Galena, and Miss Ernestine Williams of Crane, were married at the Christian Church parsonage in Aurora, Wednesday, Oct. 26. They left Thursday for Wichita, Kan., to visit his mother, and will soon return to Galena, where they will make their home. The News-Oracle joins their many friends in wishing them a long and prosperous life.


J.W. King and Mrs. Nancy E. Grigg were married Oct. 9, at the City Hotel in this city, Rev. J.C. McGuire officiating. Mr. And Mrs. King left Monday for Republic, where Mr. King intends working in a large mill. They are nice young people, and all wish them many years of happy life.


Miss Pearl Tromly and Mr. Raymond Davis, both of Galena, were quietly married at Miami, Okla., last Sunday night, the Presbyterian minister at that place officiating.

The bride is the oldest daughter of R.S. Tromly, former owner of the News-Oracle, and is a young lady of sterling character. She has a host of friends in Galena who wish her much happiness. The groom is the son of Mr. And Mrs. John Davis and was practically reared in Galena. He has a wide reputation as an automobile mechanic and at present is in charge of a garage at Miami. Before going to Oklahoma he was employed by the L.O. Stewart Motor Co., of Galena. The newly married couple will make their home in Miami and their many friends wish them much success.

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The old building just south of the square in Galena known as the Mitchell hotel burned to the ground Saturday night about 7:30 o’clock. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is thought it started in an unused room on the second floor of the building.

The house was occupied by W.R. Benham and his son, Tuck and their families. The building was a frame structure two stories in height and was one of the old oblong buildings so common in the olden days. Fate was kind to Galena last Saturday night because, had there been a little wind, considerable damage would have been done. But the air was still so that no damage was done to any adjoining properties. Most of the household goods were removed from the building before the roof caved in.


About 9:30 last Tuesday night fire of unknown origin broke out in the rear of Craig Bros. General store on the east side of the square, and had been smoldering for some time when the smoke was discovered. When the front door was broken in no fire could be seen, but the smoke was too dense for anyone to enter, and in a short time after, the whole rear end of the building was ablaze. The front window was broken in and some of the books and the adding machine that were in reach were taken out but nothing else was saved. The loss was partially covered by insurance.

The building and fixtures were owned by Leonard Short and were also partially covered by insurance.

Barrens Bros. Ford Garage adjoining Craig Bros. Store on the south caught fire in the roof soon after the fire started in the other building and, although every effort was made to check it, the building soon burned down. The garage was full of cars, but most of them were run out when the fire was first discovered. Five cars were burned, but were old ones and of not much value. Most of the tools were burned, and the lighting in the rear was also a great loss. Barnes Bros. Were the greatest losers from the fire, as they carried no insurance, either on the building or stock. They were enjoying a good business and expect to rebuild soon.


Ben Watkins and wife sold 109 hens and 6 roosters this week. Then hens sold for 25 cents per pound and the roosters for 10 cents per pound. The net proceeds from the sale was $196. 50

Orville Gorman of Springfield became the owner of the G.N. Boyd farm and orchard Friday. Charley Forrester has accepted the place to work for Mr. Gorman. Now listen for those wedding bells. Oh, how joyfully they may ring.

Mrs. Francis Suddith and her daughter, Georgia, visited in Billings Friday night and Saturday.

Miss Nellie Earnhart of Springfield spent the week-end with home friends, returning to her school work Monday.

Quite a crowd gathered at the home of Mr. And Mrs. W.E. Logan Sunday. A nice dinner was served at the noon hour. The honor guests were Mr. And Mrs. W.J. Dustman and son Jim of Aurora. Mrs. Dustman was formerly Miss Alma Elliott of Marionville. Others present were Mrs. Alice Logan, Charley Forrester, Lewis Williams, Miss Nellie Earnhart of Springfield, Lee Garbee of Billings, Murl Garbee of Republic, Mr. And Mrs. O.E. Gorman and daughter, Mable of Springfield, Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Walter and two sons of Aurora, Mr. And Mrs. Herman Walter and son, Mr. And Mrs. Leonard Walter, Mr. And Mrs. Leon Walter, Mr. And Mrs. Albert Walter and son and Mr. And Mrs. Frank Walter and daughter, Mable.


Floors in the newly erected court house in Galena have recently been propped up by pillars situated in the center of rooms below the sagging floors. Two floors in the Stone county court house recently begun to give way in the center, and the county court called the contractor who constructed the building to view the result of his handiwork.