The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: April 12 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

A sad case of insanity was that of Mrs. Mary Broughton, aged 37, wife of Lawrence L. Broughton, of Potlatch, who was adjudged insane this morning and committed to the asylum at Orofino. Mrs. Broughton had been mentally unbalanced nine years ago and spent some time in a private sanitarium. She has three children, the youngest one year old. She imagines she hears voices and recently showed homicidal symptoms.


A third white star has taken its place on the university service flag. This one commemorates the death of Captain Phelps Collins, who lost his life in an aeroplane accident recently while fighting on the Western Front. Previous to his death, Capt. Collins had brought down two German planes.


Harvard--Miss Edna Elizabeth Fredwell and Clyde William Cochrane were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Carstairs, Alberta, at 11 o'clock on the morning of March 27th. The bride was attended by her sister, while Homer S. Cochrane, brother of the groom acted as best man. The bride is one of Carstairs' popular young ladies and the groom is a popular and prosperous young farmer of that vicinity, where the young couple will make their home. This is the news which reached here a few days ago and will no doubt be of interest to the people of this vicinity. The groom is a son of Mrs. Orpha Cochrane of Chambers Flat west of Harvard and is a native son of the upper Palouse, having grown to manhood on the Cochrane homestead and secured his education in the Chambers Flat and Harvard schools. Leaving here in the fall of 1912 with his brother Homer, they went to the Peace River country where they proved up on homesteads, after which they came back to the vicinity of Carstairs where Clyde now has a lease on four hundred acres of agricultural land, all of which he will have in crop this summer. The young man has a large circle of friends here who wish him a long and happy married life.


Troy--Bert Rominger, a former Troy citizen, arrived last week with his bride to visit relatives in Troy. Mr. Rominger and Miss Margaret Krambah of Umepine, Oregon, were married at Walla Walla recently and were enroute to Devon, Montana, where they will make their home.


Mr. and Mrs. George D. Harris celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home on Lilly street yesterday, with a family reunion, at which six of their 10 children were present. Saturday evening their home was invaded by 35 senior members of the Baptist church and a very pleasant evening was spent, during which a poem, given below, which had been written by their former pastor, Rev. M.H. Yager, was read. The aged couple received a number of presents, including gold coins, as a memento of the occasion.

Sunday there was a family reunion which was attended by their five sons, E.H. Harris and wife, of Walla Walla; E.C. Harris, wife and children, of Moscow; H.H. Harris, of Spokane; Claude Harris and wife, of Spokane; and G.D. Harris, Jr., of Asotin, Wash.; and Mrs. G.C. Campbell, of Bremerton, a daughter. Four daughters, who are living but could not attend are: Mrs. G.P. Fredlins, of Boise; Mrs. Ora Barker, of Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. James Hardy, Golden Valley, North Dakota; and Mrs. Jack Stevens, Forest, Idaho.

Presents were received from H.L. Sewert, of Spokane; Mrs. Karl Myers and Mrs. T. Thonney, of Pullman, and others, including $5 in gold given by members of the Baptist church.

Mr. Harris was born in Jackson county, Mo., Feb. 18, 1843. Laura Emma Howard was born in Howard county, Mo., Nov. 17, 1849. In 1853 Mr. Harris crossed the plain with his parents and settled in the John Day valley in Oregon. In 1854 Mrs. Harris came west with her parents, crossing the plains, and locating in Oregon. They were married at Yoncalla, Oregon, April 7, 1868. In 1880 they came to Washington territory and located in Whitman county at "Three Forks" the present site of the town of Pullman. They came to Latah county in 1892 and have lived here since. Eleven children were born in the union, of whom 10 are living. They also have 22 grand children and six great grandchildren. Both are in rugged health and expect to celebrate many anniversaries together.

The following report of the surprise party tendered Mr. and Mrs. Harris Saturday evening was contributed by a friend who was present:

Mr. and Mrs. George Harris of Lilly St. were tendered an informal surprise reception Saturday afternoon by thirty-five senior members of the Baptist church, in honor of their Golden wedding anniversary. The poem which follows was written for the occasion by Rev. M.H. Yager and as he could not be present it was read by Mrs. Yager who also presented the aged couple with a $5 gold piece in behalf of those present. Prayer was offered by Mr. S.P. Jensen and the company sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."

Written and tenderly dedicated to the occasion of my friends, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harris' fiftieth wedding anniversary, April 6th, 1918, by their former pastor, M. Harvey Yager, Moscow, Idaho.


In the morning of life as our sun ascends
Into a sky all cloudless and blue;
And visions and plans, our pathway attends,
Of great work we are going to do--
When shadows of life, as before us they lie,
Seem to point to the great unknown;
And little we dream, as our swift moments fly,
That we'll meet them, e'er our day is done.

But our morning is past, it is now our noon-day,
And our sky that was cloudless at dawn;
Has changed its deep blue to a lowery gray;
And some of our visions are gone--
When the shadows that lay, in the morning of life,
So far from the pathway we beat,
Are gathering now, in deep sorrow and strife,
Like a dark, storm cloud, at our feet.

But the noon-day will pass, and evening will come,
The clouds from our sky, roll a-way;
And the shadows now cast by our fast setting sun,
Remind us, 'tis the close of our day;
And as backward we look thru life's darkened ray,
To the cloudless sky of its dawning;
We find that the shadows along our path-way,
Are guiding us on to the MORNING.

In True Christian Love,
M. Harvey Yager.


Potlatch--In compliment to Miss Mabel Kennedy whose marriage to Harry Driscoll of Troy, Idaho, will take place soon, Mrs. Roscow A. Balch entertained Saturday night at a miscellaneous shower. About 45 were present. The bride-to-be received many beautiful and useful gifts. Decorations were on evergreens, cupids and daffodils. Miss Kennedy has taught school here for the past two years and is one of the most popular young ladies of the town. Guests from out of town were Miss Tess Keane of Moscow, sister of Mrs. Balch and Miss Martha McGee also of Moscow.


Potlatch--Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wright are the proud parents of a big 10 pound baby boy, born on the 8th. Mr. Wright is connected with the W.I.&M. Ry. Co.

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