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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: May 19 1916

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Thure Carlander, a well known and highly respected young man of Moscow, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Carlander, was thrown from an automobile three miles east of Genesee at about 10 o'clock last Thursday night of last week [May 11] and received injuries from which he died in the hospital at 8 o'clock the evening following.

In company with three friends, Henry Phipps, Clyde Lord and Clarence Peterson, Mr. Carlander was out for a ride. Mr. Peterson was driving the car and as it was new to him was not under perfect control. At the point where the accident happened the automobile turned completely over. Mr. Carlander was thrown upon his head and suffered a fracture of the skull which resulted in his death. Mr. Phipps and Mr. Peterson escaped serious injuries, but Mr. Lord was badly bruised about the face and head, and his physician is fearful that he may lose his eyesight. He is still in the hospital at Genesee.

After his untimely death Mr. Carlander's body was brought to Moscow and here the funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Swedish Lutheran church. The services at the church were in charge of Rev. Anton Wolff of Genesee and Rev. George A. Johnson, pastor of the local church. The funeral was largely attended, friends from all sides expressing in this way their deep sympathy for the bereaved family. There was a wealth of floral tributes.

Pall bearers on the occasion were all from Genesee, intimate friends of the dead boy. They were Arthur Springer, Henry Phipps, Raymond Edwards, Percy Armstrong, Lester Gray and William Mervin. The burial was in the cemetery at Moscow.


Harvard--A baby boy arrived at the home of Mr and Mrs. F.S. Smith May 12th.


Genesee--A very pretty home wedding took place Wednesday morning, May 10 at 8 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer, when their daughter, Freida Margaretha [Meyer], became the bride of Glenn Earnest Taber, Rev. A.F. Wolff of the German Lutheran church officiating, the beautiful ring service being used.


Beautiful in every way was the wedding on Friday afternoon of last week [May 12] of Miss Rhoa Rhee Conner and Mr. Edward J. Smithson at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Conner on West Third street in this city. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. David H. Hare, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Moscow, in the presence of relatives and intimate friends of the bride and groom.

Spring flowers in which apple blossoms and tulips predominated converted the Conner home into a veritable bower for this occasion. The entrance of the bridal party presented a picture long to be remembered. Marking the pathway with satin ribbons was little Carol Stewart while Miss Marjorie Philleo sang "I Love You Truly," with Miss Edna Stewart at the piano. Following in order came Pastor Hare, Otto A. Conner, best man and brother of the bride, Mr. Smithson, the groom, little Catherine Collins carrying the wedding ring hidden among the petals of a white rose, Miss Estelle Thornton, the bride's attendant, and finally the bride upon the arm of her father. The bride was altogether lovely in her going away gown of soft green silk.

After the ceremony there was a brief reception during which Miss Edith Wardwell sang "Dearie" and "At Dawning," and Miss Marjorie Philleo sang "Because." Luncheon was served in the dining room in the enchanting light of pink-shaded candles and surrounded on all sides with the seasons beautiful pink and white blossoms. Here Misses Edna Clarke and Margaret Fawcett served, assisted by Misses Frances Reed, Marie Anderson, Myrtle Triplett and Jennie Leitch, all intimate girl friends of the bride.

After a short wedding tour Mr. and Mrs. Smithson will make their home at 320 Mill street, Colfax. Mr. Smithson is a graduate of Grinnel College in Iowa and is now assistant superintendent of the Colfax branch of the Washington Water Power company. The bride had lived in Moscow from childhood and was popular in a wide circle. She is a graduate of the Courtney School of Dramatic Art in Spokane and is the possessor of talent of high order.


Mrs. H.L. Coats received word on Monday [May 15] of the death of her brother, Dr. J.W. Reeder at Goldendale, Washington. Dr. Reeder was for years a resident of Moscow in the early days.


Bertha Moore was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Steele in district court on Tuesday from Earl Moore. By the terms of the decree the mother is given the custody of the two younger children, and the father the custody of the two older ones.


Dr. F.L. Barrows of this city received a message Tuesday morning [May 16] annnouncing the dangerous illness of his father at Boulder, Colorado. He departed at once, but wsa hardly out of the city when another message came announcing that his father was dead.


Mrs. Hortense Adams of Boise, who was reported in New York dispatches this week to have dropped her suits to obtain alleged dower rights, amounting to one-fourth interest in Manhattan real estate valued at $16,810,000, has not abandoned her fight according to a statement she issued in Boise this week. "The dower rights I am claiming are worth to me more than $4,000,000," said Mrs. Adams, "but the reason I want to establish them is to prove the legitimacy of my son, Charles Nelson, and to win for him his rightful half interest in the $30,000,000 estate left by his father, the late Edward Tracy.

"Charley lives at Payette lakes now and though he is legally named Charles Nelson, that is because my married sister adopted him and gave him her name. I consented to that procedure at the time when I was in doubt as to the legality of my marriage to Tracy, the millionnaire brewer.

"When I was only a girl of 16 Tracy married me. He was then about 50. The marriage was not exactly secret but we had difficulties to contend with. His family opposed me.

"After 10 years, in 1882 it was, Tracy told me that our marriage was not legal. My son Charles had been born meanwhile.

"Tracy convinced me that the Rev. N.C. Stoughton, who had married us at Athens, N.Y., was not a regularly ordained minister. At first I threatened to go to law to establish my position as his wife, but he only jeered at me--told me he made and unmade senators and that he 'owned' every judge in New York state.

"Several years later I married George Washington Adams in Idaho. Then Tracy made his mistake. For some reason he wrote to me that I was really his legal wife. That letter reached me when I had been Mr. Adams' bride only six weeks.

"I left Mr. Adams that day and later obtained a divorce. Tracy died in 1904. In his will he left only $25,000 of his immense estate to one of his sisters and the balance to the sister whom he cared for. The latter soon died without a will, and the $30,000,000 all went to the sister to whom he bequeathed only $25,000.

"When I establish my right to the dower interest in the New York real estate, Charley will be the acknowledged legitimate son of Tracy, and will get half of the $30,000,000 his father left.

"In New York state you cannot adjourn or postpone a suit as you can in Idaho. There the procedure is known as 'discontinuing without prejudice' and that is what has been done by my attorneys because we were not ready for trial and wanted to avoid judgement against us by default."

Property involved includes the sites of such well known buildings in New York as the home of Andrew Carnegie at Fifth avenue and 91st street, the land on which the New theatre stands, part of the site of the Hotel Majestic, the site of the building of the Society of Ethical Culture, the land on which stands the home of Mrs. Hency R. Phipps and the sites of many of the most costly mansions on Fifth avenue.

Charley Nelson is the proprietor of the Sylvan Beach resort at Payette lake. Some years ago he was acquitted of murder at Boise for killing a man whom he accused of breaking up his home.


Col. Henry C. Olney of Sandpoint, Idaho, well known throughout all northern Idaho dropped dead as a result of heart failure on Monday [May 15] while in attendance upon a convocation of the Royal Arch Masons in Boise. He had just thanked his brother Masons for a gold charm presented to him. He told them his doctor told him it would be a miracle if he returned home alive. "But I believe in miracles," he said, and then he expired. He was born in New York in 1842, served with distinction through the Civil war and finally located in Spokane. When his son, Rodney, was drowned at Sandpoint in 1908 the colonel went there to continuye his son's business and made that place his home. He is survived by a son, H.W. Olney of Colfax, and two daughters, Mrs. Parr, wife of H.I. Parr of Spokane, and Miss Pansy Olney of Sandpoint.


Auditor Estes issued the following marriage licenses in the past week: W.G. Allen and Martha A. Mullowney, both of Lewiston; Wayne J. Turner of Deer Park, Washington, and Ruth E. Pilleo of Moscow; Carl A. Reitze of Juliaetta and Phoebe I. Hoskins of Agatha, Idaho; John P. Bush of Uniontown, Washington, and Gertrude A. Lawen of Genesee.

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