The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Mentzer has been attending high school in Yates Center. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Briles. Both young people are well-raised and have a host of friends who extend congratulations. They will live on the Hose farm near Fairview school house.
Wet Weather Caused Grief to County Commissioners
If there is a class of men whose official life has been filled with grief during the past eight months, it is the county commissioners of Kansas, especially of the eastern counties--all due to the rainy season and consequent bad condition of the roads, Take Coffey county.
Since the county road law went into effect, Coffey county commissioners have established close onto one hundred miles of county roads. These roads have been carefully and wisely laid out and the county road fund has been economically and prudently expended. Most of the old wooden culverts have been replaces by substantial cement structures, many miles of road have been well-graded and low places filled in. Things were beginning to look bright last fall, and people generally hoped for big improvements this year. But alas! "'Twas ever thus," etc. The rains spoiled it all.
All during the spring and summer the commissioners were continually harrassed by appeals for aid. Bridges and culverts were washed out. Bottomless mud holes developed in unexpected places, big gullies washed down the middle of the road or across it. The commissioners kept things moving as far as possible. But much of the labor and money expended was lost through subsequent rains and floods.
Lots of people and many newspapers are considerably wrought up because Woodrow Wilson is going to get married. Isn't it possible to be president and at the same time have the same rights as other men? There are some things in this old world over which the public has no "put in." The President's approaching matrimonial affair is one of them.--Western Spirit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Holmes are enjoying a visit from his cousin Roy Gray and wife of Gower, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Gray came down from Kansas City last Saturday evening with Mr. Holmes in a new Overland "Six." C. E. Nielson of this city and Wm. Hess of Aliceville also came home with Mr. Holmes.
Mrs. R. R. Lankton just had a nice cement walk laid in front of her residence, also a walk around her house. F. F. Havens did the work.
Mrs. C. H. Moore and daughters visited Mr. Moore's sister, Mrs. M. Danner in Westphalia Saturday and Sunday.
Uncle Ben Ward arrived Monday evening from Parkville, Missouri, for a visit with relatives.
Two Ladies Hurt When Auto Goes Into Creek
Mrs. C. C. Kesner and her sister, Miss Gertrude Schmitt, were painfully, although it is hoped, not seriously injured, when the Kesner Ford car with Mrs. Kesner driging, plunged through the railing at the Badger creek bridge near the old Strickland farm about five miles northwest of LeRoy, Tuesday evening about 5:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Kesner and Miss Schmitt were returning from a visit with Dr. G. G. Kesner and family at Halls Summit. They met another car on the bridge and turned a little too far to the right. The car and its occupants fell to the bed of the creek. Both ladies were thrown clear of the car and into the water from where they were taken to the John Salisbury home.
Frank Schmitt of this city, their brother, was notified and hastened to the scene of the accident and brought them to town. Dr. D. B. Rov????tended them. Mrs. Kesner is ???sore through her chest and abd???while Miss Schmitt suffered ??? strain through her hips. So ??? could be discovered no bones ???broken and no serious complica???are looked for.