Last evening the elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Allen was brilliantly illuminated and decorated, and well filled by a large number of friends who had assembled to witness the marriage ceremony of their eldest daughter Grace, to Mr. Martin M. Ray.
Promptly at eight o'clock to the delightful strain of Lohengrin's Bridal March played by Prof. Schoenert, the bridal party entered the west parlor, and took their places under similax decorations in the bay window, and Reverend Gurley pronounced the words that joined them together, using the beautiful ritual of the Presbyterian Church.
The beautiful bride looked charming in a cream albatross costume trimmed with satin ribbon and lace and carried bride's roses. The groom wore the conventional black dress suit. The bride's sister, Miss. Stella acted as bridesmaid, attired in a becoming cream evening dress, and Mr. Edgar Foreman was best man.
An elaborate spread was served after the congratulations and thus two of the brightest and best of Leon's young people started on their journey through life, with the blessings and well wishes of everyone in the city.
The groom is an exemplary young man, the eldest son of Capt. and Mrs. J.A. Ray, and has grown to manhood in this city. At present he is connected with the Leon Mills and has shown himself to be a hustler. There is no more promising young man in the city than Martin Ray.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Capt. and Mrs. A.J. Allen and was born and raised in this city. She has won a large circle of admiring friends with her bright smiles and winsome manners, and will make a fitting partner for the husband she has chosen. The REPORTER joins its congratulations to those of the many friends of this happy young couple, and wishes them a long life, filled to the brim with happiness and prosperity.
The guests from abroad were, Mr. Horace Barnes, Miss. Myra Edwards, Miss. Pudge Barnes, Albia; Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Smith, Lamoni; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wright, Lineville; Miss. Mary Ray, Plattsmouth, Nebraska; Miss. May Robinson, Chariton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pritchard, Goshen, Missouri.