William Clifton 'Happy' Blattner and Miss Alice Elizabeth
Brashears, were married Tuesday night at 10:45 o'clock by Dr. A.
A. Wallace at the Presbyterian parsonage on East Promenade
street. The wedding was a quiet affair, only several members of
the Welfare Club of which Mr. Blattner has been a member for
several years, being present. They left after the ceremony for
Kansas City on a honeymoon trip.
Mr. Blattner is owner and manager of the Gem Candy Shop. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Blattner, 905 East Promenade
street, and is a fine young business man. He is a graduate of
McMillan and while attending school there was one of the most
popular boys in the student body.
Mrs. Blattner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Brashears
of five miles south of this city. Like her husband she is a
graduate of the McMillan High School. She is well known here and
elsewhere as a charming and an accomplished young woman. Their
friends wish them much happiness in their married life.
They will return to Mexico in about a week to make their
Little Miss Meda Strief entertained with a picture show party
Monday and afterwards delicious refresments were served at
Buckners to the following guests: Misses Emily Williams, Hazel
Marshall, Martha Straus, Rebecca Strode, Cornelia Jane
Timberlake, Mary Brown Jacson, Mildred Timberlake, Mary Rose
Swaringer, Josephine Canterbury, Martha Kathryn Johnson,
Marjorie Beach and Master Hamilton McKinley, Miss Mary Barks and
Miss Mary Hatcher.
Mrs. J.C. Munday was hostess for the '500' Club at her home
Wednesday afternoon. A one o'clock luncheon was served to the
guests first. Those who just enjoyed the luncheon were Mrs. E.R.
Locke, Mrs. D.S. Burroughs, Mrs. Will Lee, and Mrs. Furst and
daughter, Miss Furst of San Jose, Cal.
Mrs. J.W. Plunkett and daughter, Miss Trix, returned Tuesday
from San Antonio, Tex., where they have been spending the
Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Brownlee of Toledo, Ohio, who have been the
guests of their son, W.F. Brownlee of Farber, were all Mexico
Mrs. H.B. Brett was hostess for the F.A.E Club at her home on
Woodlawn Friday afternoon. The guests enjoyed bridge and during
the afternoon, a lovely buffet luncheon was served to the
The F.E.C. Club met Friday.
The Women's Missionary Society of the Methodist church met
Thursday afternoon at the home of Miss Emma McPheeters. The
hostesses were Mrs. F.L. Crosby, Mrs. E.F. Elliott and Mrs. J.E.
Mrs. Eugene Kent entertained with three tables of '500'
Wednesday afternoon and during the afternoon a lovely buffet
luncheon was served to the following ladies: Mrs. W.W. Fry, Miss
Gertrude Fry, Mrs. A.L. Kredell, Mrs. Monte Norton, Mrs. Chas
Claybrook, Mrs. Jack Denser, Mrs. J.E. Strief, Mrs. Ham
McKinley, Mrs. William West, Mrs. C.E. Clark, Mrs. J.W. Dry,
Mrs. P.H. Gregory, Mrs. C.C. Ogle, Mrs. F.C. Stoltz and Mrs. G.B.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer of Auxvasse were here Wednesday.
Col. M.V. Harrison of McCredie was here Tuesday to attend the
sale of Col. J.T. Johnson.
Postmaster W.R. Jackson went to Jefferson City Wednesday to
confer with members of the State Board of Agriculture.
Col. R.A. Bradley and Earl Carter attended the Jones Bros.
mule sale in Warrensburg last Friday. The top pair of mules sold
in the sale for $1140, it was reported here.
E.L. Alford and C.C. Powell, of Perry, were visitors in
Miss Alleta French and Miss Mary Brown have returned from a
visit in St. Louis.
I.L. Rudasill of Molino spent a short time in Mexico
A.J. and H.C. Blattner of Wellsville were visitors in Mexico
H. Brown, of Rush Hill, was registered at the Hotel Hoxsey
H.B. Kirk, of Vandalia, was among the many Mexico visitors
The condition of Dr. J.F. Harrison, who is a patient in the
Augustana Hospital in Chicago, is gradually improving.
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TELLS OF COLDEST MARCH
Editor Johnston, The Intelligencer,
History repeats itself now and then. Fifty-four years ago this
month, I was employed on the mail packet running between
Cincinnati and Louisville, on the Ohio river. On the sixth day
of March the mercury fell to seven degrees below zero. The Ohio
river above Cincinnati froze over, and when it broke up, great
cakes of ice floated down in such masses that it required pike
poles to ward off the ice, and prevent it from punching holes in
our steam boat. This first week of March is the coldest I
remember since that time. (Signed) D. W. Butler
Mrs. E.H. Carter went to St. Louis Saturday for a short
visit. Rev. C.A. Mitchell filled the pulpit of the Montgomery
City Baptist church Sunday.
A.B. Williams, a prominent farmer-stockman of near Benton
City, transacted business here the latter part of the week.
Miss Pauline Powell of Moberly, is spending the week end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Powell, of east Promenade street.
Mrs. J.E. Martin and father, Mr. Ripley Pearson, left Tuesday
night for St. Louis to be at the bedside of F.T. Hatch, who was
stricken with apoplexy. Mrs. Hatch is a sister of Mrs. Martin
and formerly of this city.
Court House News
Probate Court News
In the estate of Stephen Caldwell, his widow declared to take
one half of the real estate.
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Martin Donnelly
was filed Thursday.
The guardian in the estate of Geo. Parish Filed final
receipts Friday and the case was discharged from court.
In the Frederick Whitcomb estate Administrator (H)ickley
filed report of the sale which was held last week.
In the estate of John H. Hinton, the executor, John Hinton,
Jr., filed the inventory and appraisement.
The administrator in the estate of S.C. Foster, filed motion
to renew the order to sell the real estate.
The executor of the John O'Brien estate filed an account
Tuesday of the sale which was held recently.
In the estate of Frederick Whitcomb, McPheeters Bros. have
filed a demand for $240.15 to cover funeral expenses.
The executor of the J.B. Lewellen estate has filed a
corrected final settlement.
The case of W.H. Davidson against Wallace Bybee was on trial
Wednesday afternoon. This case was tried last term of the court
and the jury was unable to make a decision. It was continued by
In the case of J.W. Galaher et al vs. Jesse Hall et al, a
decree was entered in favor of the plaintiff perfecting a title
to real estate.
In the case of T.G. Hawkins vs. Unknown Heirs Charles H.
Benning et al, a decree was also entered in favor of the
plaintiff perfecting title to real estate.
A decree in favor of the plaintiff was entered in the case of
A.E. Brown vs. Unknown Heirs of John Scanland et al, on perfect
In the case of the Bank of Centralia against George E. Key on
note, the plaintiff was given judgment for $300.
In the cases of J.D. Barton vs. Unknown heirs of Thomas
Crouch et al, and Claude C. Leach vs. Pleasant J. Davis et al,
the plaintiff were granded a decree perfecting the title of real
The following cases tried in the Audrain County Circuit Court
were decided by the St. Louis Court of Appeals this week , as
follows: In the case of Rosenthal Sloan Milliner Co. vs. Hanover
Fire Ins. Co., the judgment of the court was affirmed. In the
case of Attie E. Taylor against R.E. Fuqua, the judgment was
reversed and remanded. The judgment of the Court was also
reversed in the case of the City of Mexico vs. Emma Gray.
In the case of Jennie Dunham vs. Frank Dunham the plaintiff
was granted a divorce on the grounds of non-support and
A decree was entered in favor of the plaintiff perfecting
title of real estate in the case of Joseph G. Laknan against
In the case of Arthur H. Ketter et al, against unknown heirs
of Samuel S. Rowe, a decree was entered in favor of the
plaintiff perfecting title to real estate. A decree for the
plaintiff was also entered in the case of Isaac Lyndan Rudasill
vs. George Shivers, et al.
In the case of Benjamin Hill against Veneta Hill, the
defendant was granted a divorce on a cross bill. The evidence in
the case was to have been heard at nine o'clock Friday morning
but on account of a compromise the witnesses were excused. The
defendant was given $1000 of which $100 was for attorney fees.
Among those from Farber and Vandalia who came to Mexico to hear
the case were: Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Gray, Mrs. W.H. Verdier, Miss
Marie Crow, Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart and daughter, Miss
Florence, Mrs. A. Jacobi, Mrs. E. Giles, Mrs. Dalbert Cantrell,
Mrs. Doc Dranstetter, Judge J.D. Sutton, L.W. Depping, Tete
Hesse, W.J. Rice, Ed. Amalon, Ed J. Olliver, Leonard Potter,
Chas. Tucker, A. Spears, Miss Madalin Hease, Frank Thompson and
A marriage license was issued Saturday afternoon to John L.
Shire of this city and Miss Pearl Qualls of Fulton, Mo.
In the case of Earnest E. Hilton against William C. Corcoran,
judgement was given the plaintiff who was suing on a note for
$158.40. The jurors in the case were: George Watts, Joe Bartels,
Oven A. Adams, P.T. Bruce, M.L. Travis, Will Tally, Frank
Waters, J.F. Strode, S.P. Carter, W.D. Johnson, J.D. Miller and
Circuit Court News
In the case of A.B. Erisman, against the Wabash railway
company, the plaintiff was given judgment for $727.67 for delay
in shipping a carload of stock. The jurors in the case were: F.A.
Daniels, Joe Bertels, Harry Lackland, O.A. Adams, P.T. Bruce, O.
Montague, F.M. Walker, M.L. travis, Will Tally, Frank Waters,
Elon Dearing and J.F. Strode.
The case of Earnest E. Hilton against William Cororan was on
trial Tuesday. The plaintiff is suing on a note.
Marriage license were issued Wednesday to the following:
Louis Harold Fuhrer, Benton City, and Miss Hilda Klusman,
Charles H. Johnson, Auxvasse, Mo., and Leota Deardoff,