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*Mrs. T.L. Viles and son Frank and little grandson Paul, returned from Pueblo, Colorado, Wednesday of last week, after an absence of several weeks. The climate did not prove as beneficial to Mrs. Viles’ health as she had hoped, so the party returned sooner than they expected to when they left.

*Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Craig leave this week for St. Louis to make that city their future home. Mr. Criag will have charge of a men’s furnishing goods house. They are good citizens, and while all regret their removal, they leave carrying with them the best wishes of our people.

*D.H. McConnell has sold his residence property on the south side of the square to L and J.B. Garrison of Billings, and Marsh L. Mitchell of Cape Fair. It is understood that the parties who purchased the property will build a business house where the residence building now stands.

*Austin E. Welch and family, who have been visiting relatives here since Christmas, went to Crane Tuesday to visit a short time with Mr. And Mrs. A.J. Stephens, after which they will return to their home in St. Louis. They were accompanied to Crane by Mrs. Welch’s parents, Sheriff W.T. Moore and wife.

*Misses Maud Moore and Edna Scott went to Aurora Saturday to visit relatives. They returned Monday.

*Mrs. O. Scott left Tuesday to visit her parents and other relatives near Aurora.

*Lou Moore and wife returned from Aurora last Monday to make this place their home. They will reside near Capt. Moore’s and Lou will work for his father. We welcome them back.

*Charlie Walters is building a stone wall in front of J.H. Standridge’s new residence. He will also get out stone to finish Turrentine Hall at Marionville. Charlie is a fine workman in his line.

*Misses Minnie and Hattie Moore returned yesterday from a visit with Mrs. Austin E. Welch of St. Louis, a sister to Miss Minnie.

*Mrs. John H. Keeny is visiting her daughter. Mrs. C.L. Brown, at Clever, while Mr. Keeny and the boys are at Charles Miller’s, near Cape Fair. Mr. Keeny is doing some carpenter work for Mr. Miller.

*A girl baby was born to Prof. And Mrs. C.L. Brown, at Clever, in Christian county, Thursday, Nov. 13.


*Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. Henson, in Galena Sunday, March 17, by Rev. T.J. Ellis, Mr. Rufe Scott and Miss Fauni Henson. The ceremony took place at high noon, and was only witnessed by the family and a few intimate friends.

It is indeed a pleasure to record the marriage of people so worthy and esteemed. Mr. Scott is a young lawyer of excellent moral and good business capacity, honest, industrious, and will succeed where success is possible. Miss Henson is a cultured young lady and a great favorite in this community, where she has spent her lifetime. She will be greatly missed in the social circles of Galena.

Mr. And Mrs. Scott left on the hack, shortly after their marriage for Crane, where they will remain a few days with the parents and other relatives of Rufe, after which they will probably go to Oklahoma in search of a location where Mr. Scott will practice law. They carry with them the best wishes of all for their future.

(April 22, 1900)

*Will Lancaster and Miss Mabel Taylor surprised their many friends by being united in marriage last Sunday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hagerman, Rev. Gaylor officiating. Mrs. Lancaster is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Taylor and her many friends extend their congratulations and well wishes.

*Bob Scott had bad luck Monday and twice stood face to face with death. In the morning he started to take a coffin over to Ponce and the team became excited at something and run, throwing him out and in falling his clothing caught and he was dragged for a considerable distance before the team was stopped. After delivering the coffin in Ponce he started home and the team again ran away and throwed him out against a telephone pole and bruised him up considerably.

*Wm. Doherty of Bradfield and Miss Samantha Neill, daughter of Judge S.P. Neill of Crane, were married at the Moore Hotel in Galena last Saturday, W.T. Moore, Esq officiating.

*We learn that Mr. Louis LeDuke and Miss Anna Massey were united in marriage at the Massey country-seat, up the James river, by W.T. Moore, yesterday evening. Both of the parties are of the best circles of young people in Stone county. We wish them well.

*Invitations are out announcing the marriage, next Sunday evening at the Methodist church of Prof. C.L. Brown, principal of the Crane schools, to Miss Myrtle, the handsome and talented daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Keeny.

*Charles E. McCullah and Nannie B. Franklin were married Wednesday morning, Nov, 27, while sitting in their buggy in front of the residence of Judge Heilman. The Judge officiated. The young couple left immediately for Aurora where they will remain for a few days visiting friends.

*A wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. And Mrs. D.A. Reynolds, of this place, yesterday; the contracting parties being Prof. M.L. Burris and Miss Essie Boyles, Judge Lee R. Heilman tying the hymeneal knot. The affair was a very quiet one, only a few friends being present. Prof. And Mrs. Burris are well and favorably known here. They are both excellent young people, and their many friends join with the ORACLE in wishing them a long and happy life. After a sumptuous dinner, prepared by Mrs. Reynolds, the bride and groom departed for and extensive visit with relatives and friends at Fayetteville, Ark. They may also visit Michigan before they return here.


*Sunday morning, Sept 1, Mr. John W. Carr and Miss Lula G. Franklin drove to the residence of Judge Lee R. Heilman and were married while sitting in their buggy. Judge Heilman performed the ceremony. They drove to the home of the groom’s mother, about four miles south of Galena where they will reside. They have the best wishes of many friends for their future happiness.

*Miss Allie Ross has returned from a visit of two weeks with relatives in Texas county.

*Charlie Walters came down from Logan last Friday and remained in Galena until Monday.

*Ralph Bulger will open a first class barber shop next week, on the north side of the square. He is a first class workman and you can always get a good easy shave and courteous treatment by patronizing his shop.

*C.B. Swift has purchased the Tom Porter brick business house occupied by J.G. Short.

*Will Fancher the jolly stock dealer of Dorcas was cracking jokes in Galena Friday.

*Judge Thornberry held court in McDonald county all last week and returned home yesterday.

*Miss Edna Scott returned from Aurora yesterday, where she has been visiting relatives for three weeks.

*G.W. Yetley will soon move his sawmill to a site on Pine Run near the residence of Uncle Boone Hembree.

*Mrs. Bessie Davis, wife of James F. Davis, died of consumption at 11:30 last night. She will be buried in the Gentry cemetery this afternoon.

*We learn that a new drug store will soon be opened in this place by Ben Dillard of Aurora and Dr. Henson of Galena.

*The residence of John Taylor on Flat creek was destroyed by fire two weeks ago Saturday night. All the contents of the house were burned excepting a few bed clothes.

*Sheriff Oliver left last Sunday for Raton, New Mexico, armed with a Requisition paper from the Governor for Dillard Owens who is wanted here on a charge of stealing cattle.

*The ice in the river broke loose Monday night and the water rose about four feet. For awhile the fords were impassable and it was none too safe to cross on ferry boats on account of the heavy floating ice.

*The mail hack that left here yesterday for Marionville was detained at Crane on account of high water. It rained heavily all last night and the river and large creeks are rising rapidly this morning.

*Mr. George Armstrong, of the Transcript, has sold his paper and accompanied by his wife, will go at once to Webb City, Mo. Mr. Armstrong has been a good neighbor, and we are sorry to lose him. The people of Galena will regret the departure of Mr. And Mrs. Armstrong, as losses to the mind and society of this community.


*The Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. church will give an old fashioned pie social at the M.E. church Wednesday night, Nov. 27. Everybody invited to come and bring pies. Prof. Eyster’s orchestra will furnish music for the occasion and no pains will be spared to make this an enjoyable time for all. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the church.


*Mrs. Jennie I., wife of Lee R. Heilman, died today at 12:18 p.m. of capillary bronchitis, after a sickness of something like two weeks. Always of a frail constitution she did not have the vitality to fight the disease, and it was thought from the first that she could not survive. She realized that her time had come to meet her Creator and was fully prepared to go; just before her spirit took its flight her last words came plain and distinct; "almost home." A peaceful smile over-spread her features as her spirit swept through the beautiful gates and came face to face with blessed Master that lights the way from this earth across the dark river of death to the haven of eternal rest. Loving hands ministered to her every want and everything was done that could be done to prolong her life but it was useless.

Mrs. Heilman was born in Iowa April 18, 1855 and was married to Lee R. Heilman in January 1875. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church and was well known for her many deeds of kindness and was beloved of all who knew her.

The funeral services will be conducted by rev. Rose at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Methodist church; the interment will take place at the Galena cemetery.

*Mr. And Mrs. O.Scott attended the funeral of Mr. And Mrs. H.N. Parson’s child at Crane yesterday.

*The 5-months old child of Mr. And Mrs. Lewis LaDuke died Tuesday evening and was buried yesterday


*I desire to return my sincere thanks to those who visited and kindly ministered to my wife, Mrs. Bessie Davis, during her sickness, and assisted and sympathized with me in the hour of bereavement, by making necessary preparation for and attending the funeral. Respectfully, Jas. F. Davis.


*Judge Lee R. Heilman of Galena and Miss Annie A. Hageman of Elizabeth, N.J., were married at the residence of Rev. Jones Ellis in Marionville at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan 30, Rev. Ellis officiating.

Mr. Heilman is the present popular probate judge of Stone County, and a highly esteemed citizen. Miss Hageman is an accomplished lady and sister to our fellow citizen, Chas. E. Hageman, proprietor of the Rocky Hill Fruit Farm. Immediately after the ceremony was performed, Mr. and Mrs. Heilman left Marionville for their beautiful country home one mile northwest of Galena. They have the best wishes of all our citizens for their future happiness. Mrs. Heilman will be a valuable addition to the social and religious circles of Galena.


Tom N. Douglas Already Has Shown Stone County He is a Hustler

*Missouri’s youngest prosecuting attorney! That’s the record claimed by Tom N. Douglas, of Crane, 23-year-old Stone county prosecutor.

Douglas took over the duties of his new offices January 1 following his election on the Republican ticket at the November general election.

Despite the fact that he has not yet had a chance to demonstrate his ability before a jury. Douglas has proved to Stone county residence in the five short weeks he has been in office that he is a very wide-awake and hustling young prosecuting attorney.

A special term of the Stone county circuit court will be held Thursday in Galena to try four prisoners. Three of the prisoners will face burglary and larceny charges, while the other is charged with stealing an automobile. The four escaped from the Stone county jail Saturday night, January 29, but were recaptured in less than 40 hours.

Three of the four prisoners also attempted to escape Friday, January 21, but were recaptured in less than 24 hours. Which indicates that Prosecutor Douglas and Sheriff John Parker have been on the job at all hours.

The job of prosecuting attorney is the first public office Douglas has ever held. He defeated Thomas J. Harper, of Reeds Spring, in the general election. In the primary, he won over two ex-prosecuting attorneys, Joe B. Norman and J.M. Hicks.

Douglas is the son of O.F. Douglas, of Crane. He has five brothers and four sisters, but is the only member of the family to ever hold a public office.

After receiving his education in Stone county public schools, Douglas completed a law course in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. He is married. Douglas was 23 years old December 8.

"If there’s a younger prosecuting attorney in Missouri than myself, I’d surely like to hear from him," Douglas said yesterday.


*Sunday a large number of friends gathered at the Congregational church to pay their last tribute of respect to Mrs. Jennie M. Gemberling. The services though very simple, were very sweet and impressive.

In her passing to her heavenly home, there has been a vacancy created in the home, the church, her clubs, and the community which can never be filled by any one else, but with her loved ones she still lives in memories. She was a very charming woman and everyone loved her who knew her, and she will be sadly missed by her many friends.

Mrs. Jennie M. Gemberling was born on August 31, 1858 at Dawagiac, Mich., and was the daughter of John and Fannye Brown. With her parents she moved to Iowa. She was married to Chas. Kline Gemberling and moved to Aurora in January, 1888.

She is survived by four brothers and three sisters, John Brown, of Magnolia, Iowa, Dave Brown and Frank Brown of Benton Harbor, Mich., Wilj Brown of Eau Claire, Mich., Mrs. Daves Murphy of Eau Claire, Mich.; Mrs. Lydia Tubbs of Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Ella Shingledecker of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and two children who we all know and love, Homer B. Gemberling now of Alhambra, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Burney of this city, one daughter died in infancy.

The services were held yesterday afternoon at the First Congregational Church, conducted by Rev. J. Irvine Walker. The music rendered during the service was a quartette. "In The Garden" by Mrs. Irene Coleman, Miss Audrey Conrad, Prof. Marcus Peterson and M.T. Davis accompanied by Miss Opal Conrad, and a duet "Whispering Hope" by Miss Opal Conrad and M.T. Davis, jr., accompanied by Mrs. Edwin McHenry

Pallbearers E.R. Adams, W.H. Scott, J.M. Hawkins, W.H. Faulkner, W.A. McCullah and W.N. Burney.

The Flower Girls Miss Auta Hill, Mrs. Ernest Phariss, Mrs. Edwin Woodfill, Mrs. W.N. Burney, Mrs. R.D. Williams, Mrs. L.V. Gatts, Mrs. Grace Hall, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Russel Grier Mrs. Parker, and Mrs. Paul McGuffin.

Ushers Frank Davis and Glenn Caldwell.

Out-of-town People Present Mr. And Mrs. T.S. Waddell of Pierce City, Mrs. Pauline McDonah of Pierce City; Mr. And Mrs. Chas Moody of Springfield; Louis Nathan of Springfield and Bob Walker of Springfield.