Blanche McKenney January 1915

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Blanche McKenney January 1915 - THE. DECATUR DAILY HERALD 7 LOVE Mr BEAUTIFUL...
THE. DECATUR DAILY HERALD 7 LOVE Mr BEAUTIFUL HORSES," SAYS BLANCHE W.KINNEY. .2, vff''7:'' The "four" nearest the fence in this thrilling chariot race driven by Mrs. Hunter, include two high schooled horses ... one running horse and one high juniper. Mexican rouble was at its height Mr. HjTt-ct TTnnt.r 0-nA nn exhibition in Mexico before Generals Carranza and Gonzalez, two of the most prominent leaders in that country.' The horse experts were under the personal protection of these men and their soldiers during their stay, in Mexico. After her return to Brownsville, Tex., Mrs. Hunter received the following letter from General Gonzalez: "My -Most : Worthy and Respected Madam: ' . "Entirely, pleased by your exhibition of your high school horses with which you so kindly entertained us the past week. I take the extreme pleasure in offering" yqu my heartfelt -thanks especially in tnese aays 01 mrenuuuo war-fare in the struggle for the good of our country. .-. ' "T take ; pleasure, distinguished madam in offering . myself as your firend and t - "Obedient Servant, - "P. GONSALEZ." ;' Buffalo' BUI a Friend. -Mm-. Hunter has many letters from rirti wmlam TiV. flndv. "Buffalo Bill." who was a personal friend and with whom she worked several years. - "I am an absolute admirer of the LtA AAln " sairl h(m TTnnter. 'There is nothing graceful or convenient about riding astride a norse. j. nave nuuen my horses with side saddles in all JOINT INSTALLATION ' OF BROTHERHOOD Ifew Officer of J. M. Raymond IX) rise. No. 49, and Ladles' Society to Take Place.; "Twilight," Miss McKinney's favorite, sitting down. "Washington Belle." Proud of herself and rider. Accomplished Horsewoman Visits Decatur Relatives For Winter Mrs. I. M. Hunter, known in professional circles as" Blanche McKenney, one of the most prominent horsewomen in the United States is, with her husband visiting- relatives in Decatur. Mr. Hunter is a son of Mrs. J. R. Hunter, 704 West Leafland avenue, and has an extensive reputation as a master horseman. In winter quarters, near Kansas City, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Hunter have left their string of 11 horses which includes some of the finest high schooled, Jumping and running horses in the world. ... They expect to pass most of the winter in Decatur and will be on the road with their "strong" against at the opening of the amusement season in the spring, i Rider Since Girlhood. Mrs. Hunter has been riding since girlhood. As a little girl she learned to . master her father's horses on the plains of Kansas. As Blanche McKenney started her professional career in Texarkana, Tex.,- in 1892, when she rode the fastest 10 miles that has been covered on horseback. The time was 20 minutes and 19 seconds. Miss McKenney changing horses 19 times. She met Mr. Hunter while they were traveling with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. He enjoys the distinction of having been the champion broncho buster with that show as well as having won that title at a number of riding events throughout the country. Mrs. Hunter drove her four horses to a world's record in the half mile chariot race at Hot Springs, Ark., last November in 531 seconds. Her favorite horse is Twilight, eight years old. He is a high schooled animal that has won sweepstakes in all parts of the United States and Canada. Hft was raised and trained by Miss McKenney who has owned him since his birth. Washington Belle, five years old, is the other high schooled horse In her string. Praised by Army Men. Officers of the United States army, experienced in the raising and judging of fine horses have said that the Hunter string was among the finest in the world. Just a y earago while the Joint installation of officers of J. M. Raymond lodge, No. 49, B. of I E. & E. and Decatur lodge. No. 372, Ladies' so ciety of the B. of Ll F. & E., will take place In the lodge hall in the Masonic temple this afternoon. The regular session of the B? of I. F. & E. will be taken up at 2 o'clock, and at 4 o'clock the door will be opened to the women for the Joint Installation. Mayor Dan Dinneeni one of the officers of the lodge, will make the chief address. After the installation, refreshments will be served. ADJUST INSURANCE ON TEA STORE FIRE Total Paid on Policies Is $3,000 Repairs Being: Made and New Stock Arrives. Adjustment of Insurance on merchandise, premiums and fixtures of the Great Eastern Tea and Coffee company, which was damaged by fire lasl Sunday afternoon, has been completed for about 13.000. The store Is gradually resuming the same appearance as before the fire, but It will be several weeks before all the damage has been repaired. " ' ' - , The glass in the door was put in Saturday, and it is thought that the entire front will be repaired early this week. The new stocks, which were ordered by wire immediately after the fire, have arrived, or are on the way. All ordehs will be filled as usual this week. Only One "Brotno Quinine" Whenever yon feel a cold coming on, think of the full name LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE. Cures a Cold in one day. Cures Grip in two days. Look for signature of E.W. Grove on the box. 25c

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 10 Jan 1915, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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