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ASSAULTED LITTLE GIRL
C. P. Boyer jr. in Jail Charged with
Assaulting a Thirteen Year
Old Girl in Bloomlngton.
C. P. Boyer Jr., a young'man 24 years
of age, is confined in the Leon jail on a
serious charge, that of assault with
attempt to commit rape, his victim be
ing Wave Monroe, the thirteen year old
daughter of Isaac Monroe, a prominent
farmer of Biooinington township.
The alleged assault took place last
Friday evening as the girl was return
ing home from school. She had never
seeu Boyer but once before in her life,
that being on the day before when he
passed her in the road, he being in a
wagon with other parties. On Friday
afternoon she started home from school
as usual and when in the road some
distance from the home of Thomas Allen
says she met Boyer, whom she recog
nized as the same fellow she saw in the
wagon the day before. He said some
thing to her, but she was badly fright
ened, and then he took hold of her arm
and dragged her into a ditch at the
side of the road which was a few feet
deep. She struggled with liira, and
just about this time a wagon was heard
approaching and Boyer started and ran
away through the corn field before the
girl was harmed. The girl went at
once to the home of Mr. Allen and told
what had occurred. On Saturday an
information was filed against Boyer be
fore Justice Russell, at Larnoni, by Mrs.
Monroe, her husband being absent in
California, and constable Lampkin went
to the Boyer home across the line in
Ringgold county and arrested Boyer.
The preliminary hearing was held be
fore Justice Russell at Lamoni Tuesday,
county attorney W. B. Kelley appearing
for the state, and Geo. W. Baker for the
defendant. After hearing the evidence
Justice Russell bound Boyer to the
grand jury under bonds of $800, which
he wis unable to give, and he was
brought to Leon and placed in jail.
His f.ithor who is a well to do farmer of
Ringgold county, refused to sign his
bond, saying that if he was guilty he
should be punished.
Boyer when arrested he denied that he
had even seen the girl the day the
alleged assault took place, and said he
went straight up the railroad track
home, and did not gb near the corn field
or road where the alleged assault was
made, but in this story he is
contradict
ed liy the section men and other parties
who saw him leave the railroad track
and go across the corn field. It is
rumored that Boyer has been in trouble
before, but we know nothing, definite in
regard to the charges.
Oregon Letter.
Portland, Oregon, Oct. 7, 1905.
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While we -are
resting here at Aunt Jane Miller's, I
will try to give you a few words con
cerning our trip. Ve had a very pleas
ant time. The sun shone bright all the
way'after leaving St. Joseph, the dust
was the worst thing we had to contend
witli. We arrived at Portland Sunday
nighty iiday we went, to Aunt Jane
Miller's and found her and Mrs. Acker
nun in U'i'j spirits. Wj li.tve been en
joying their hospitality, as you all km
they can dish up the hash in line style.
Yesterday evening when we returned
from the fair we found Mrs. Anna
Hogue Wear and her daughter here,
they being Decatur county people sev
eral years ago they now iive at Auburn,
Wash., not far from Tacoma. There has
been two rainy days since we came
which was a hindrance to one fair so
ing.
While at the fair the stock show was
on, which was the grandest sight on the
grounds. It was a nice fair but noth
ing to compare with the Chicago fair.
Since the editor was here the rain has
come and everything has taken on new
life, the grass is green and the flowers
are blooming like summer time. If it
did not rain so much in the winter it
would be a delightful country. We
started for St. John, Wash., after travel
ing over the roughest country the lord
ever made we arrived at Spokane, then
on to Teac». We were left to take
passage on a freight train which bump
ed audjammed us until we were glad
to get off at St. John at 2 o'clock Sat
urday morning the folks were suprised
to see us at that time of night. As it
was in Portlaud so it is here it has
rained every d.iy and night sinco we
came one week ago this morning. Some
are glad to see it rain while others are,
not ready for it. Some have their
threshing to do yet if the rain does not
ruin the wheat it is a sight to see the
sacks piled up at the ware house. The
people are generally in' good spirits.
Gene Alexander don't like this country
he longs for old Iowa 1 guess when the
time comes to go home he and J. P.
will go through without feed or water,
or water. J. J. Baker is the same kind
and congenial fellow he use to be in
Iowa he and Clarence Sprague have the
nicest furniture store in eastern Wash.
They say they aredoinar a good business
for new beginners. Roll and E Alex
ander are kept, hnsv making people's
houses look pretty by painting and
papering. R. B. Gaines is I lie" same
congonial fleshy kind man he always
has been. He is biilding one of the
finest dwellings in the country. He
has a line family of children to occupy
it. I guess I had better ring off as this
may not escape the waste bashet.
M. J. HAMILTON.
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Horses Wanted
1 will be at Pleasanton on Thursday
October 2(5th, to buy ho.-ses, maresj an}
mules of all kinds for eastern and
southern markets, liring in your stuff
if you want to sell them for top prices.
Ghoh Mohan, King City, Mo.
Ccal. Coal.
We are ready to contract or fill orders
for Smoky Hollow coal by the bushe
ton or car load. J. J. Evans.
Velio Buggies.
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"WHEN IS THANKSGIVING?
Calendar Makers Differ and Presi
dent's Proclamation Is Awaited.
Many people are wondering just
when Thanksgiving day will come this
year. Calendar makers differ as to
which Thursday is the proper one for
tbe annual observance and the procla
mation of President Roosevelt will be
anxiously awaited.. Some of the calen
dars have marked the Thanksgiving hol
iday on November 23, while others
make: the 30th the day. There are live
Thursdays in November, which is un
asual. It is usual for the president to
proclaim the last Thursday as Thanks
giving day, but there is an idea among
some that the day proclaimed is the
Thursday after the third Thursday.
This would bring Thanksgiving on the
23rd. Since the calendar makers have
differed and little information is at
hand, the doubtful have concluded to
wait patiently and see what President
Roosevelt says about it.
Good Roads Demonstration at Leon,
Thursday Oct. 26th.
Every farmer and citizen in Decatur
county is cordially invited to attend
the good roads demonstration and
lecture which will be held in this city
on Thursday, Oct. 20th, the day the
Burlington railroad brings their special
good road train here. Corae in and
see Mr. King make a few blocks of good
dirt roads, and see how easy it is done.
It will cost you nothing to attend, there
being no admission fee or anything
offered to sell. The railroad pays for the
train, and the business men of Leon
•will be glad to see you here.
Public Sale.
1 will sell at public sale at my farm 2
miles northeast of Woodland, on Satur
dav, Oct. 28, 1905, the following describ
ed property: 30 head of pure bred
Poland-China hogs consisting of year
ling sows to farrow by day of sale, year
ling boars, spying boars and gilts. Sons
and daughters and granddaughters out
of such hogs as Grand Master, bred by
F. H. Matthews, of Leon, Clover Duke,
bred by C. E. McCullough, of Humeston,
and other good breeders. All hogs reg
istered or eligible to registry. Pedi
grees furnished on day of sale. This is
my first offering of pure bred hogs and
buyers will have an opportunity to get
first-class stock at their own prices.
8 head of horses consisting of 2 yearling
drivers well matched, 1 two-year-old
draft mare, 1 draft colt, and some good
young mules. 10 head of cattle consist
ing of some extra good cows. Terms:
Hogs cash or bankable paper. On oilier
stock 12 months time on usual terms.
Sale to commence at 10 a. m. Lunch on
the grounds. Eugkxe Massky.
Col.iJohn Fknkell, Auctioneer.
Public Sale
1 will sell at my farm 3 miles west of
Decatur, I mile east of the Woodmausee
bridge, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1905, the
following property: Fifty-sev-n head
of cattle consisting of 28 milch cows, 8
two-vear-old steers, 14 yearling steers,
fi yearling heifers, I thorougln-ed Short
Horn bull. Seven head of horsos con
sisting oil work team, 3 yearlings, 1
spring colt colts are Norman stock and
good ones. Forty-live head of hogs con
sisting of 8 brood sows, balance spring
shoats. Farm implements, binder, mow
ers, plows, harrows, stacker and rakes,
etc. Lunch on grounds. Terms 12
months.
ESTABLISHED 1854. "LEON, IQ^A, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1905. '."" t^'.
F. M. Euuitt.
W. W. Stkwaut, Auct.
E. W. Townsknd, Clerk.
Brakeman Britton on the Des Moines
Cainsville freight, was pretty badly
hurt at Pleasanton last night while
attempting to make coupling. While
opening the knuckles of the coupler,
the slack of the train allowed a car to
back down on him and the upper part of
his hand, the wrist and a part of the
arm was caught i-etween the couplers.
At first it appeared as though the
bones of the wrist and arm were badly
broken, but when taken to the office of
a physician to have his injury dressed
an ray examination showed that no
bones were broken, and that his injury
was only a severe mash. He wilj be
laid up, however, for several weeks. He
is a brother to conductor Britton on
the north end and has been on the road
only about two months. -Cainsville
News.
The public sale of the personal pro
perty of the estate of Aunt Jane Lentz
last week was a big success, everything
bringing good prices. Mr. A. P. Coontz,
the administrator, tells us that much of
the success of the sale was due to the
good work done by the auctioneers.
Cols. Ed. and Tom Fennel I. of Corydon,
who rank with the best auctioneers iu
the state. And the boys are good fel
lows too and always give entire satis
faction at all their sales. Fred Teale
clerked the sale in his usual good shape
and the business was all closed up sat
isfactorily to all concerned.
The Burlington railroad has issued
orders lor a change in the regulation
uniforms of their traiumen and depot
masters, which will go into effect t.,
15. The new uniform will consist of
three button cut-away coats and Hol
land caps, the bell tops and small beak
with no baud around the outside and
a neat gold plate with the word
"Conductor" or "Brakeman," as the case
maybe. The depot masters will wear
similar uniforms, which will be made
of blue cloth and for which the men are
now having their measures taken.
Rev. D. F. Sellards, who has on
stationed at Houston, Texas, for several
years, has accepted a call from the
Christian church at Leon atid is now at
HotisLon preparing to n:Ove to this city.
rs. Sellards and little are visiting
with relatives at Mt. Ayr, where they
resided for a number of years before go
ing to Texas. The good people of 'on
will cordially welcome them to this city.
Some of the parties who are opposed
to the voting of bonds to build a new
court house for L)jcatu,r county have
been circulating the report that in case
the proposition carries the board of
supervisors will proceed to build a
court house costing §100,000.00 or more.
The report is too silly to call for much
reply, but is order to settle the matter
and at the same time do justice to the
honorable gentlemen who are serving as
members of the board of supervisors of
this county, the following statement
has been signed by Mr. Edmondsnn and
Mr. Hacker. It would be signed by the
other member, wr. C. W. Barr, but he is
at present in Oklahoma on business and
could not be reached. This clear and
candid statement by the board should
put a stop to all such talk. The mem
bers are citizens of this county, all
heavy taxpayers, and have always look
ed after the interests of the county in a
careful and conservative manner. The
people have endorsed them, aud they,
should have confidence enough in them
to know that they would .not do any
thing against the wishes of the major
ity of the voters of the county. The
statement is as follows:
for is !S7."),000, which amount was decid
ed upon after consultation with a num
ber of good men who are competent to
judge what kind of a court house should
be built in this county. We print this
week a cut of the new court house at
Albia, a tine, modern, up-to-date build
ing, and the contract price of it was
809,000. The new stone court house at
Chariton, one of the best in southern
Iowa, was built under contract for less
than 87"),000. As good a building can
be built in Leon for just as little money,
and the voters can rest assured that if
a majority of the votes are cast in favor
of the proposition that the boayd of
supervisors will contract for a suitable
building which will answer for the
needs of this county for just as small a
sum of money as it can be done, and in
110
case will the amount exceed the
amount submitted to the voters, $75,000.
It is a crying shame that such a splen
did county as Decatur should be com
pelled to be so
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That if New Court House Voted
They will not Let Contract for
More than $75,000.00.
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If the proposition to build a new
court house should receive a majority
at the election and the building of said
court house comes within our term of
service, wo expect to build the same for
less than §75,000 if possible. We have
fixed the limit of a bond issue at 875,000
and will not issue bonds in excess of
that afnount for the purpose of building
a court house. We make this statement
to make clear and definite the proposi
tion submitted. W. L. Edmondson.
Monroe County's new court house at Albia, built under
contract for $69,000.
behind the adjoining
counties in the way of public improve
ments. This county can well afford to
build a court house, and the amount of
increase in each taxpayer's taxes each
year for ten years would be so small
that it would hardly be noticed. The
saving in otlice rent for county officers
and jury rooms would be considerable
each year, and unless the new court
house is voted for this year it is more
than likely that the judges of our dis
trict court will order the old building
condemned and refuse to hold court in
it, and the county will be compelled to
rent rooms for court purposes.
We ask every voter to think this mat
ter over carefully, and see if you cannot
convince yourself that the proper thing
for you to do is to go to the polls and
vote for the new court house.
Public Sale.
will sell at my farm 3 miles north
west of Lineville, Tuesday, Oct. 24, '05,
42 head of cattle consisting of choice
cows, yearling steers heifers, steer and
heifer calves, Short-Horn bulls 8 head
of horses, 20 i.ead of hogs, 1,000 bush
els new corn. Terms 9 months.
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Struck by Lightning and Burned.
During terrific thunder and rain
storm Motiday evening about half past
nine o'clock, the residence of Miss
Alice Gatnmill, on south Main street
was strnck by lightning and burned.
Miss Gamihill was sleeping in the bouse
alone, occupying a bed in the second
story but a few feet from where the
brtlt struck. She was awakened by the
crash and falling plastering and saw
thiCCjtrfMS house.Was on fire. She went
to thtt home of tier brother across the
street, and the alarm was given. At
tlft- tithe it was raining hard, but the
liftboys soon had the new engine on
the scene, And were throwing two
siteams of water on the burning build
iijg which was blazing fiercely. In a
t'evr-minutes they had the fire under
co'ntrol, -but just then the water in the
vfreli .gave'out,'and the engine had to be
moved to another well. For the second
tim« they-went at it and soon had the
best of it, but.again the water in the
well played out and they had to move
the engine nearly three blocks away to
get water, but as soon as it was set for
the third time the boys soon had the
fire out, not however until the house
was practically destroyed, although the
walls were still standing. Only a few
of the- goods of Miss Gammill were
saved from the building and the loss is
a heavy one to her. The house was in
sured for §400 and the contents for.
$
100,/but this will not cover more than
halt'the loss. Miss Hattie Cozad also
lost a lot of clothing which she had
stored in the house.
License to Wed.
B, L. Briggs, Kansas City 24
Grace Brinigar, Blythcdale 22
Sidney Lewis Cain, Davis City 19
Eva Gertrude Stuteville, Davis City 17
21aude
J. F. HACK Kit.
Now a wo-d about the cost of a new
court house. The amount to be vote-.I
E. Wood, Weldon 29
daline Hoadley, Garden Grove 24
Wall paper clearance sale, 80c on the
§1. W. C. STi .u:'ix it Co.
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Real Estate Transfers.
from 0c. to Oct. 10th, I90j. as report
ed by S
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Varga.
Frank .1 iloctou to H. A. Taps
coct lmh iii Lamoni. §500
Lucy A. Peck to M. L. Cozad land
in Morgan 130
Clarenci- A. Rtiinley to Jesse H.
Ruinli-v :!0 acres in Wooaland 1000
Martha E. Mcivee to I. J. and,IS.
J. Todd 200 acres in Long
Creek 12000
Faunio Pray 10 A. C. Hall land in
Long Creek :t000
Philips Williams to Grace B.
Vail 120 acres iu Burrell 6000
D. F. Nicholson to A. P. Nichol
son lots in Lamoni 300
Edward M. Xealy to Arthur E.
liorn 120 acres in Burrell 3000
S. J. Fluke to Emma Thompson
lots Leon 1000
Alfred Cuminings to Calvin Will
iams lots in Davis City 330
Carter Scott to Alfred Cuminings
lots in Davis City 325
Win. Woodard to Rosa Cochran
lots in Decatur City 100
A. Fult.m to B. E. Millsap 40
acres in Eden 1600
Calvin Williams to C. W. and
S-rah Vandel lots in Davis
City 425
Eva J. Stevens to Lillian P. Delk
lots in Leon 300
Geo. L. Bailey to Bart Bailey lots
in Davis City 2000
Oli vr Bailey to E. W. Townsend
lots in Davis City 2000
Martha A. Toney to William
Andrew Toney 30 acres iu
Lloomington 1500
Emma Rlioinpson to J. H. Ryan
lots in Leon 1000
Advertised Letters.
Remaining uncalled for in the poj-t
office at Leon, Iowa, for the week end
ing Ort. 11, 1905:
(i. 11. Perrymau, 2, Miss P^arl Tliar
bes.
When calling for tlio above" letters
please say "advertised."
John Lki(
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MANY NEW CASES FILED
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For the October Term of the Dis
trict Court which Convenes at
Leon, Monday, Oct. 31st.
An unusually large number of new
cases have been filed with Clerk Tharp
for the October term ol the district
court which convenes in this city on
Monday, October 31st, with Judge
Towner presiding. Today is the last
day for filing new casus for the October
term. The following new cas es have
been filed iu the last few days.
W. B. Emary vs A. L. Ackerley and
R. J. Patterson. Action is brought to
foreclose a mortgage for $387.00 on
several lots iu the town of Van Wert.
Temple, Harding & Temple, attorneys
for plaintiff.
Lueinda J. Miller vs Henry S. Miller.
The-plaintiff brings suit a divorce.
They wore married in Decatur county,
August 24, 1884, and lived together un
til August 20, 1905. She alleges that
since their marriage he has become an
habitual drunkard, and when intoxicat
ed is very hard to control or manage
and when in this conditon is very
abusive to his wife and family has ire
uueiitly threatened to take her life.
The defendant is the owner of 480 acres
of land in this county, and has a large
amount of personal property, the whole
being worth 819,050, and is encumbered
for only $2,600. She asks the court to
award lier temporary alimony in the
stun of 8500, and permanent alimony in
the sum §7,000, and also the care and
custody of their minor children, Floyd
S. Miller 18 years old and Dorothy
Miller, 13 years of age. V. R. McGinnis,
attorney for plaintiff.
Ivan Beach has made application for
the appointment of a guardian for his
father Stephen Beach, alleging that on
account of infirmities and unsound mind
that he is unable to look after his
property. Judge Evans lias appointed
J. W. Chew, as temporary guardian and
the matter of a permanent guardian
will be heard at the October term of
court. V. R. McGinnis attorney for the
plaintiff.
E P. Hall vs J. L. Watkins. The
plaintiff brings suit to recover on a
promissory note given by several
parties in 1892 for the purchase of a
stallion, and which plaintiff as one of
the signers was compelled to pay, the
defendent having left the state. He
asks for judgment in the sum of
8300.00. V. R. McGinnis, attorney for
plaintiff.
Exchange National Bank of Leon vs
Geo. B. Riggs, Geo Stone, et al. Suit
is brought to collect a promissory note
for 8300. C. W. Huffman attorney for
plaintiff.
Bank of Ellston vs L. C. Main and
Melvin Bennett. Suit is brought on a
promissory note on which there is due
the sum of 8185.59. B. M. Russell attor
ney for plaintiff.
H. G. Scott has made application for
a guardian for J. D. Hale, claiming that
on account of his age he is a person of
unsound mind, and is unable to take
care of his property, which consists of
personal property of the value of 8230.
Austin Olsen vs Hannah E. Olsen.
Plaintiff brings suit for divorce. The
parties were lrarried at Lamoni, Iowa,
April 5, 1887, and lived together until
January 23, 1903, when he claims she
absented herself. When they were
married she gave her name as Dollic
Rogers, but it was in fact Hannah E.
Rogers. He asks for a decree of
divorce and also a decree giving liiin
tho title to a house and lot in Lamoni
which is in her name but which he
claims was acquired by their united
efforts, and also the care and custody
of their minor son, Leo L. Olsen, aged
15 years. A. P. Olsen and C. W. Hoff
man attorneys for plaintiff.
S. A. Gates vs C. L. Crew. Suit is
bionght on a promissory note for
$75.00 dated May !), 1904, due January
1, 1905. S. A. (iates attorney for plain
tiff.
The Burt Zaiser Co. vs E. C. Mayh-iw.
Suit it. brought on an account for g. ods
sold to the defendant who is in the
restaurant business at Lamoni amount
ing to 8107.70. Marion F. Stookry at
torney for plaintiff.
Thomas Mfg. Co. vs T. J. Criues.
Suit is brought to collect for a bill of
paint sold to defendant amounting to
850.00. CJeorge W. Baker attorney for
plaintiff.
Bowsher & Bowsher vs. Albert iii Idi
son. Plaintiffs in their petition mate
that priqV to February 18. 1905, R.
Bowsher and Albert Biddison w-iv in
partnership under the firm name of
Bowsher & Biddisori, the partnership
being dissolved by mutual consent.
That iu February, 1905 Albert Biddison
collected from the Continental Insur
ance Co. the sum of 8 160.66 for a loss
on their stock at Cainsville, three
fourths of which claim was the property
of d. R. Bowsher. That plaintiffs have
also paid off certain debts of the lii i.i ot
Bowsher Biddison, one foun.li of
which was to bo paid by Albert
Biddisoii. They claim that ho has re
tained all the insurance money, of
which 8350.00 is due them, and* the
amount claimed to have been paid out
on the firms debts for which the defend
ant, is liable is §99.96. They ask for
judgment aya'tuts defendant in the
sum of i?449.90. George Yi'. Baker and
V. li. McUinnis attorneys for plaintiff.
Carson, l'irio Scott & Co. vs. J. R.
Smith. Plaintiff brings suit to collect
an aepount of 8232.22 for goods sold and
delivered to delendant who was engag
'edinrhe general mercantile business
I at Garden Grove. Marion F. Stookey
attorney for plaintiffs.
F. C. Mir!linnix vs. T. E. Wallace
I'-.herilV, Frank E.Millard execution piain
jtiit. In September 181)0, the Walter A.
Wood Co. obtained a judgment against
F. C. Muiliuuix, D. E. Morgan and C- M.
Murray for 859.10, aud in February
1905 a transcript was 11 led in the oilice
of tlio clerk of the district court of
Decatur county and the sheriff levied
upon real estate owned by the wife of
plaintih and advertised it for sale. She
secured a temporary injunction re-
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straining tho sale, but defendants are
now threatening to enforce said judg
ment against the property. Plaintiff
further denies that there is any judg
ment againts him for the reason that
he was never served with any notice of
suit when judgement was obtained, ai.d
the further reason that he was never
indebted to Waltet A. Wood Co., and
if he sigrjed said note it was only as
surety for Morgan and Murry. He also
makes the further claim that at the
tinie said note is claimed to have been
given he was a minor residing with his
mother, and not doing business for
himself, and therefore would not be
liable. He asks that defendants be re
strained from selling the property
levied upon, and that said judgment
against him be declared null and void.
Marion Woodard attorney for plaintiff.
MORTUARY
Mrs. W. A. Ketcham.
Lucy Watkins was born in Shelby
county, Kentucky, February 13, 1830.
She was married iu 1852 to W. A. Ket
cham in the city of Louisville. In 1836
they emigrated to Iowa settling in
Appanoose county where they lived
until 1862, when they moved to Mahas
ka county. After living there four
years they started overland for Kansas
but stopped at Garden Grove and de
cided to remain. They made their home
iu and near Garden Grove until 1879
when Mr. Ketcham.was appointed stew
art of the county farm which positions
he held for nine years. In 1890 they
went to Oklahoma where they home
steaded a quarter section of land one
and one half miles from Crescent and
made this their home until the time of
Mrs. Ketcham's death, which occurred
suddenly on Oct. 10,1005. At the time
of her death Mrs. Ketcham was paying
a visit to a friend in Cre.-eent. She was
stricken with paralysis at 11:30 on
Monday, Oct. 9th and died at 2 o'clock
the following day without ever having
regained consciousness. Her remains
were taken to Garden Grove on Satur
day, Oct. 14th and laid to rest in the
beautiful cemetery at that place. Five
children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Ketcham. Two daughters who died in
early childhood and three sons, Collins
M., Oscar Sherman and Charles O., who
reside at Leon, Iowa, Kansas City, Mo.,
and Enid, Oklahoma, respectively.
Mrs. Ketcham united with the Meth
odist church when about 14 years of
age and was a faithful consistent mem
ber until the day of her death. She
was a devoted wife and mother, a kind
neighbor and a loving friend. A great
host of friends sorrow with the be
reaved family and particularly has the
aged husband the sympathy of all who
know him.
Mrs. Mary Cooper.
Wife of W. V. Cooper, was born in In
diana where her girlhood days were
spent until she was married. With her''
husband she came to Decatur county
eight years ago, and the neighborhood
was terribly shocked when it bccame
known that Sister Cooper was dea d_
She died in about two hours alter she
was taken sick. She had seemed as
well as usual and her daughter
in law came home with her that evening
and Mrs. Cooper assisted in singing
some beautiful religious songs, of which
she loved to hear. The funeral was
held at the Methodist church at High
Point, and interment was at that place.
She had been a member of the church
since she was a young girl. Sister
Cooper was one of the most, devoted of
Christ's followers that the writer has
ever known, and in talks with her she
took all her troubles to her blessed
saviour. She leaves an aged husband,
and five children, two bojs and three
girls. Five children had preceeded her
to that better world. 1 would say to
her husband and children, follow her as
she followed Christ. She is gone but
her works survive her. Sister Cooper
had been a cripple for forty years, yet
we always found her cheerful, and she
leaves a vacant chair which can never
be filled. She did not have an enemy
on earth. She loved everybody and
would do everything that laid in her
power for any one. May the Lord in
tender mercy comfort the loved ones is
the prayer of the writer. Sleep on dear
mother, a short farewell 'tis but the
voice that Jesus sends to call us to his
arms. E. A. WT.
We wish to return our thanks to the
kind neighbors for their neighborly as
sistance at the death and burial of our
dear wife and anther.
W. M. COOI'KR AND CaiLlHtEX..
Mrs. Martha A. Bennett.
On Monday morning, Oct. 16, 1995,
At the home of her son, Howard
Bennett, near this city, occurred the
death of Grandma Martha A. Bennett,
one of the pioneer settlers of this'
county, at the advanced age of 80 years,
6 months and 23 days. She has been
in failing health for some time and her
death was not unexpected. The de
ceased was well and favorably known
by a large circle of friends, and several
children all grown are left to mourn
her death. Her husband died a number
of years ago.
The funeral services were held at the
Palestine church Tuesday morning at
11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Joseph
Rid wards, interment being in the
Palestine graveyard.
Home Visitors Excursion.
Destinations certain points in Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Now
ork, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania- and
West Virginia. Rate, one and one third
fare. Date of sale, November 27, 1903
limit 21 days. Continuous passage in
each direction. We will gladly furnish
any further information upon applica
tion. C. M. Kk'rmiam, Agent.
School of Dressmaking.
Ladies who wish to learn tho art of
dressmaking will please call and get
terms, as I have decided to open a
school in this city for the
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