Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: June 16 1916
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
[The front page of the paper carries the incorrect date of June 9.]
One of the interesting social events of the week was the wedding on Monday [June 12] of Miss Nellie Keane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Keane, of Moscow, and Roscoe A. Balch, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Balch of Potlatch. The wedding ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents in Moscow by Father H.M. Morris, the Catholic priest at Potlatch at 1:30 Monday afternoon. Only immediate relatives were present and after a wedding dinner and the felicitations of relatives and friends Mr. and Mrs. Balch left on a brief honeymoon after which they will make their home in Potlatch where a beautiful home awaits them. The bride is a native of Latah county and was one of the most popular girls of her set. She attended the university, graduated from the Lewiston State Normal and for four years was a popular teacher in the Potlatch schools. Mr. Balch is the land agent for the Potlatch Lumber company, a position he won by faithful and intelligent services.
Auditor Estes reports the following marriage licenses issued in the past week: E.H. Conklin and Ella May Blane, both of Garfield, Wash.; Arthur G. Anderson of Moscow and Henrietta Anderson of Troy, Idaho; Roscoe A. Balch of Potlatch and Nellie Keane of Moscow; Walter Berry of Moscow and Helen M. Curtis of Reubens, Idaho; Otis G. Button of Tacoma, Wash., and Jennie Parker of Pullman, Wash.; M.W. Bruner and Anna Anderson, both of Albion, Wash.
Born, Monday, June 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Hostetler, at their home on North Jefferson, an eight-pound girl.
M.E. Lewis received a message on Tuesday [June 13] announcing the death of his uncle, E. Lewis, a brother of his father's in Minnesota. He left at once to be present at the funeral services.
Charles Smith and a woman whose name was withheld by the authorities out of respect for her husband and children were arrested in Moscow passing themselves off as man and wife. The woman was dismissed; Smith pleaded guilty before Judge Morgareidge to lewd cohabitation and was fined $150.
Mrs. Frank Wilson, wife of a well known citizen of Moscow, was adjudged insane by Probate Judge Morgareidge this week and was committed to the mental hospital at Orofino. The case was rendered all the more pathetic by the fact that Mrs. Wilson is the mother of two small children, a boy of two years and a babe of five months.
Dr. D.F. Rae and S.L. Willis, a Moscow druggist, were arraigned before Probate Judge Morgareidge on Monday charged with maintaining a common nuisance. Mr. Willis was discharged and the case against him dismissed for lack of evidence. Dr. Rae was held to answer to the district court. This action followed a search of Dr. Rae's premises made some weeks ago by Deputy Sheriff Hall, Mayor Gibson and Prosecuting Attorney Moore. It is alleged in the complaint that nine empty whisky bottles and one partly full were found in Dr. Rae's office, and that five other empty whisky bottles were found in his woodshed adjoining.
Otis G. Button and Miss Jennie Parker came over from Pullman Thursday morning [June 15] and were married at the home of the Rev. D.H. Hare. Mr. Button is a member of the senior class in veterinary surgery at the Washington State College and came to get his wedding sheep-skin before his college diploma. They will live at Kent, Wash.
Miss Henrietta Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, wealthy land owners of Troy, and Arthur Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson of Moscow, were united in marriage at a pretty afternoon wedding last Saturday [June 10]. One hundred guests heard the ceremony read by Rev. Westerling, and enjoyed a boutiful wedding supper after the ceremony. A number of friends of the couple in this city were guests. The young couple plan to have their home open to their friends in Moscow early in July.
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