Many Objections to Waterworks are
Being Explained and the Propo
sition will be Carried.
As the question of voting for a systf
of waterworks is being discussed it is
found that many of the objections which
the opponents to the proposition are
making are without foundation, and
there seems to be a growing sentiment
in favor of waterworks.
One of the objections urged was that
pond water would be used, but this is
incorrect. The general opinion seems
to be that an ample supply of good
water can be secured by digging large
wolls and plenty of water can be found
adjacent to the city for this purpose,
either north, west or east of the city.
No one wants impure water and the
city council has full authority to decide
the question of where the supply would
be obtained and we believe they would
all be in favor of wells.
Another objection is that the bonds
would run the full term of twenty years,
and this is also incorrect, as the city
council in issuing the bonds should the
proposition carry would fix the time of
payment or option of payment, just as
was done at Greenfield last week. Two
weeks ago Greenfield voted bonds in
the sum of $25,000 and last week by or
dinance the council decided that the
bonds would be issued in denominations
of §500 each, and provided that two
of the bonds should be paid off each
year after the first live years. The Leon
council can do the same thing.
The third objection is the large
amount of city indebtedness, it being
claimed by some that Leon owes nearly
$30,000, but the facts are that the city
has a bonded indebtedness of only
$11,000, and of this sum 86,000 is old
electric light bonds, and 85,000 is for
bonds issued to pay off unpaid warrants
in 1002 The bonded indebtedness is
being decreased each year. These facts
are verified by the ptlicial report of the
city clerk which is published in this
issue of The Reporter.
No one can deny that Leon needs
water. The cost would be saved in lire
protection alone, to say nothing of the
other advantages. Shall Leon move for
ward or shall she fall back in a rut and
allow other towns in southern Iowa to
outstrip her? If the voters will look
at the proposition in a fair manner and
make a personal investigation we can
not help but think they will favor the
Greenfield voted on a water works
proposition a few days ago, and the re
sult was an almost unanimous vote for
tire proposition: There is hot a city
in the -state that does rot realize the
fact that a good water plan is one of
the most important things that con
tribute to the welfare acd progress of a
community. Where a town votes down
a water works proposition, it is safe to
assume that the plan has not been
properly explained, or that there is a
fear that there is a colored man hidden
in the fuel supply. But where a bona
fide proposition is submitted and set
forth in the proper light, there can be
no doubt as to the outcome.—Burling
Banquet for Rinehart.
G. F. Ilinehart, of Des Moines, one
of the well know democratic editors of
Iowa, a son-in-law of Major J. L. Young,
of this city, has purchased a paper at
Clinton, Oklahoma. On last Wednes
day evening a number of the leading
citizens of Des Moines, tendered Mr.
Rinehart a banquet at the Savery hotel,
at which about fifty of his newspaper
friends and business acquaintances
wrre present. Hon. William Jennings
^ryan was one of the after dinner speak
ers and during the toasts Mr. Rinehart
was highly complimented and great
regret expressed that he was leaving
the state of Iowa. For years Mr. Rine
hart has been one of the workers in the
democratic ranks and he is one of the
most logical and forceful editorial
writers in the country. We wish him
unbounded success in his new location
down in Oklahoma where the democratic
party is the majority party and it will
not be long until he is one of the lead
ers of the party in that new state.
Installing New Machinery.
W. W. Craig & Son are continuing the
work of installing new machinery
in their blacksmith shop and now have
a shop which will compare favorably
with any shop found in cities several
times as large as Leon. They have a
fine Olds gasoline engine to furnish
power for the machinery and have in
stalled a power emery wheel, a power
disc sharpener and the past week placed
in their shop a big power hammer which
does the hammering formerly done by
hand, striking a blow at the rate of over
250 per minute and so nicely adjusted
is the machine that the operator can
regulate the force of the blow to a hair.
It is a wonderful labor saving device
and Craig & Son can turn out better
work and do it quicker than any shop
in southern Iowa. Added to the con
venience of the machinery is the fact
that both r. Craig and his son R. W.
are blacksmiths of years of experience
and have built up an enviable reputation
as skilled workmen.
How it Looked to Uncle Bob.
1 was down through Mercer county
to the Judge Minter anniversary and I
want to say that we did not find a road
dragged from the time w«t left the Mis
souri line, except the Joe Clodfelter's.
Here we found the roads nice and
smooth dragged the fnll length of the
farm, which was about three-quarters
of a mile long. We conld not help but
look at Mr. Clodfelter's improvements
upon his place. Everything looked as
nest aa a pin. It is a good example for
others to follow, as it certainlv would
help the price of land to have the roada
in better condition.—Princeton Post.
Field Meet at Lamoni.
Leon won second place in the big
field meet held at Lamoni last Saturday,
first place being won by Graceland
college with 70 points, while Leon had
30, Lamoni 4, Mumeston 8, Mt. Ayr 5 and
Van Wert 0. The contestants from the
Leon High School won handily from all
contestants except Graceland college
and it must be remembered that the
contestants from a college are older and
heavier than from the high schools.
Herman Deck was Leon's star per
former, winning first in both half and
mile race. Ralph McGinnis won first
in the 50 yards, but in this race strained
a tendon and could not start in the 100
and '220 yard race.
In several of the events on the pro
gram Leon had no contestants and in
the ball throwing Charley lloush won
first but was disqualified on account of
stepping out of the ring the wrong way.
The Leon boys feel -proud of the show
ing made, winning three firsts, four
seconds and three thirds.
The following is the list of winners:
50 Yards—McGinnis of Leon 1st, time
6 1-5 Campbell, of Graceland 2d Gren
awalt of Lamoni 3d.
100 Yards—Campbell of Graceland
1st, time 11 1-5 Sullivan of Humeston
2d Gardner of Leon 3d.
220 Yards—Campbell of Graceland 1st
time 25 4-5 Prall of Graceland 2d
Mortimer of Graceland 3d.
449 Yards -Prall of Graceland 1st,
time 52 4-5 McDowell of Graceland 2d
Sullivan of Humeston 3d.
Half Mile—Deck of Leon 1st, time
2:15 1-5 Derry of Graceland 2d Mc
Namara of Graceland 3d.
Mile—Deck of Leon 1st, time 5:17
Ballentyne of Graceland 2d McNamara
of Graceland 3d.
Half Mile Relay—Graceland 1st La
moni 2d Leon 3d.
Pole Vault—lrvin of Graceland 1st, 8
feet 8 inches Gassett of Leon 2d Gar
ber of Leon 3d.
High Jump—lrvin of Graceland 1st,
5 feet Gassett of .Leon 2d Hasbrouck
of Humeston 3d.
18 feet 5 inches:
Wheeler of Graceland 3d.
Hammer Throw—Mortimer of Grace
land 1st, 93 feet 8 inches Fredricks of
Graceland 2d Wheeler of Graceland 3d.,
A New Appointment for Dr. A.
Dr. A. Brown, of Des Moines, formerly
bt-tbis city, who for the past two years
has been a special pure food inspector
of the government, was last week
notified that he had been appointed
food and drug inspector of the state.
The Des Moines papers say this appoint
ment is preliminary to the establish
ment of a government laboratory at
Des Moines, the government now con
sidering the expenditure of $50,000 for
Chariton Gets Encampment.
Leon lost out in securing the annual
encampment of the 55th regiment Iowa
National Guards to be held next August,
Chariton having been selected as the
place. When Gen. Lincoln visited Leon
he was shown what he considered were
ideal grounds east of Leon, and could
these grounds have been secured the
encampment could have been secured
for Leon, but it was impossible to ob
tain the consent of the owners of the
land to rent them for the encampment
and the other grounds shown were not
so desirable as the grounds offered at
Chariton, so we lost out.
In Cultivators We Are It.
We have in the walkers everything
from the New Departure to the Daisy
Spring Tooth. And in the riders we
have the Combined Rider and Walker,
the Straight Rider, the Twentieth Cen
tury, the Pivot Wheel Willie, and the
Jewel Hancock, the famous Ohio Two
row, and the Canton Pivot Wheel Two
Row. Come in and see them. We can
suit you all. Bowsher & Bowsher.
Next Sunday at 11 a. m. the Memorial
sermon will be preached by the pastor.
Seats will be reserved for the G. A. R.
Post and the W. R. C. Extra chairs will
be provided so that as far as possible
the entire congregation can be seated.
In the evening the pastor will preach
os the subject "Buried with Christ in
Baptism." At the close of this service
the sacrament of Baptism will be ad
ministered. All other services at
Fred A. Fry, a young farmer of De
Kalb, Iowa, and Miss Hulda Walker, of
Van Wert, were married at the clerk's
office in Leon at high noon on Saturday
IsCst, the marriage ceremony being per
formed by Justice C. W. Beck, in the
presence of a few friends.
Mr. Frank S. Chance, of St. Johns, Kas.,
and Miss Coca Malone, of Saline, Mo.,
were quietly married at the Christian
parsonage on Wednesday May 19, Rev.
Coakwell officiating. They will make
their home on.a farm at St. Johns, Kas.
A. C. Church Notes.
Elder Rnppert will preach at Morgan
Methodist church next Saturday even
ing at eight o'clock, and Sunday Morn
ing at Woodland at 11, in the evening
at|8'clock all are cordially invited to
attend these services.
Si Christian Church.
Union memorial services on Sunday
morning at the M. E. church. Sunday
evening theme "The Parables of Jems."
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A FARMER DISAPPEARS
W. i. Arnold, of East of Leon Left
Home Monday and His Family
is Worried Avout Him.
The family can give no reason for his
strange action as there had been no
family trouble and his financial affairs
were in good shape, as he owned the
farm on which he lived and was out of
debt. At the time of leaving he could not
have had over $3~ or $40 dollars with
him and his family are greatly worried
over his absence.
His son, Ray Arnold, who lives in
Leon has requested sheriff J. E. Andrew
to assist the fumily in locating his
father and any information in regard to
hjm will be greatly appreciated by
either the sheriff or the family.
Mrs. Lydia Wellington-Davis..
Mrs. Lydia Davis died at the home of
her son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Fox, in
Pleasanton, Iowa, at 6:55 Sunday even
ing, May 23, 1909, at the age of 61 years,
9 months and 7 days. She had been
more or less of an invalid for many
years, but the sickness which brought
about her death sot in about the first of
last September. During her sickness
she had the tender and faithful watch-
lrvin of Graceland 1st, care of her daughter, Ada, with whom
Gassett of Leon 2d she had made her hot during the last
ten years of her life, ever since the
death of her husband.
She was the daughter of Matthias and
Elizabeth. Wellington, and was born
Shot Put—Tennant of Mt. Ayr 1st, 36 August 16, 1847, in Rock Creek town
feet 9 inches Housh of Leon 2d Stub-
bart of Graceland 3d. miles from Nauvoo. She was married
Discus Throw—Stubbart of Grace-! July 29,1865, at Fort Madison, Iowa, to
Frank M. Davis, and to them were born
land 1st, 95 feet 1 inch Hasbrouck of
Humeston 2d Knipschield of Grace
live children, Mrs. Francis E. Marble of
Ottumwa, Albert W. Davis of the state
of Washington, Guy E. Davis and Mrs.
Ada L. Fox, of Pleasanton, and Arthur
M. Davis, of Garden Grove.
For a few years after their marriage
they lived in Keokuk, Iowa, moving to
Montrose about 1870 and to Andover,
Mo., in 1879 and from there to Little
River, three and a half miles north of
Pleasanton in 1883. This was the family
home until the husband died, December
19,1898, since which time, as already
stated, she made her home with her
While living at Montrose she became
a member of the Latter Day Saint
church, and from the day of her baptism
until her faculties became clouded in her
later years she always maintained the
hope of that eternal life which is
promised to the obedient, and was
always earnest in defense of the doc
trines of her faith as opportunity pre
Funeral services were conducted at
the L. D. S. church by the pastor, May
25, assisted by Elder Cyrus Deyoe, and
the interment took place at the Hamil
Stephen H. Briley.
ESTABLISHED 1854. LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 27. 1909. |RserRIESR}VOL. XXXIV, NO. 40.:
William L. Arnold, a farmer about
fifty years of fige, living six miles east
of Leon, has disappeared from home in a
rather strange and unaccountable man
ner. Last Saturday he came to Leon
and straightened up his little business
affairs, paid his lite insurance dues to I,lve children were born
date but gave no intimation of leaving, yhur, Jay, Madge, Joseph, or Josie as he
He returned home and seemed to be in
his usual good health and right mind,
attending to his farm work and on Mon
day morning did up his chores and then
disappeared and that is the last his
family have heard frcm him. It is re
ported that other parties saw him leav
ing carrying: a bundle of clothes with
Hancock county, Illinois, a few
Stephen H. Briley was born in Madi
son county, Ohio, December 23,1827 and
died at his home in Garden Grove May,
21, 1909, aged 81 years 4 months and
28 days. He was married to Sarah S.
Hile, April 29, 1851. In 1854 they
moved to Decatur county, where they
have since resided. In August, 1861
he joined the 34th Iowa Volunteers a*nd
served in the war of the Rebellion
until he was honorably discharged in
1865. The children who with his widow
survive him are Mrs. Adams, Mrs.
Brazelton and Mrs. Highbee all of
Colorado, and Mrs. Hardin Lillard, of
Garden Grove. One son died in infancy.
Mr. Briley was a member of the Chris
tian Union church. He also belonged
to the G. A. R. and Masonic lodge, of
Garden Grove. Funeral services were
held Sunday at the home, conducted by
Rev. Goodsell. The burial service was
in charge of the Masons.
Willard Gordon Fames.
Willard Gordon Fames, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Fames, was born in De
county, January 12,1908, and died May
17,1909, in Center township, Decatur
county, being one year, three'months
and twenty-six days of age. Everything
that medical skill and loving hands
could do was done, but all in vain, until
death relieved him from suffering.
Little Gordon leaves a loving father,
mother, two little brothers, two grand
parents, with a large.circle of relatives
and friends to mourn his loss. The
funeral services were held at tho Ad
vontist Christian church Wednesday
afternoon at 1:30, where t&e writer
tried to speak words of comfort to the
relatives and friends from Rev. 21:4,
"There shall be no more death." May
our Heavenly Father give the bereaved
ones strength for the emergency of the
hour is the prayer of their many
friends. ELDER J. J. RUPPKRT.
One of the pleasing features with
Coulter & Coulter's Famons Dog and
Pony Shows is the entire absence of
any gamblers or grafters which are
usually found with every tent show of
any size. Civility and courteous treat
ment on the part of all connected with
the enterprise make it safe for children
and ladies to attend without-escort.
Hie prices on this oocasion will be 35
cents for adalte, 25 cents for children
under 12 yean of age, and children
under 9 yean of age, attending with
their parents, *ffl be tfmitted free,
Suttarrah E. Crevellng.
Suttarrah E. Creveling, daughter of
Clemuel and Eliza Creveling was born
in Decatur county, Iowa, December 28,
1865, died at her home two miles south
Qf Leon, May 18, 1909, at the age of 43
years, 4 months and 20 days. She had
spent her entire life in the county and
therefore the circle of her friends is
wide. On April 12, 1888 she was united
in marriage to James 11. McMorris, the
Rev. James L. Boreman, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church, of Leon,
performing the ceremony. To this union
is called in the home, and baby May
who is a little oyer a year old. All the
children are living. Sister McMorris
was reared in a christian home and un
der the teachings and influonce of the
church. She was religiously inclined
from girlhood and when Rev. W. A. Sun
day held revival meetings in Leon she
was converted and united with the
Methodist Episcopal church, it being
the church of her parents and her
choice. For the little more than twenty
One years of married life she was a most
devoted wife and mother. She was a
woman of fine mind and in the midst of
a busy life always took time for the in
struction of her children, aiding them
in their school work. The birthdays
wore always remembered with some
titpten of love. The cares of the family
deprived her of many of the privileges
of the church, but her conscience was
tender and anything that seemed like
neglect on her part brought the keenest
regret. She was a good woman. She
lived and died in the exercise of the
christian hope of immortality.
Her parents, many years ago preceded
her t.o the spirit world. There are left
to mourn her early going from us the
greatly bereaved husband and the five
children, four brothers and many rela
tives and friends.
The funeral was held from the Metho
dist church, Thursday afternoon and
was attended by a large congregation.
By request the pastor preached the fun
erel sermon from the text "The Lord is
my shepherd, I shall not want," because
she quoted these words so often during
her illness. Interment was in the Leon
Mrs. Nancy J. Trembly.
Nancy J. Still was born January 0th,
1812 in Montgomery county, Mo., and
died at Creston Iowa, May 22, 1909,
being 67 years 4 months and 16 days
of nge. At the age of ten years she
with her parents moved to Decatur
City, and after 3-years moved to Eden
township where she has lived nearly all
the remainder of her life.
age of 25 she was united in
marriage to David Trembly and to this
union were born 8 children which all
proceed her in death except W. Agib, of
Grapevine, Texas, Marie, of Hannibal,
Mo., Lenna, of Creston, who were all
with her at the time of her death.
Sister Trembly early in life became a
Christian, and united with the Baptist
church at New Salem, and under the
labors of Elder F. C. Watkins she ac
cepted conditional immortality, and
the second coming of Christ as eminent,
and with a number of others were
organized into an Adventist Christian
church at Leon, Iowa, of which she ever
was a faithful member when she was
where she could attend until death
destroyed her life.
Mother Trembly leaves to mourn, one
son, two daughters, eight brothers and
two sisters with a large circle of rela
tives and friends but they do "Not
mourn as those that have no hope, for if
we believe that Jesus died and rose
again, even so them also that sleep in
Jesus will God bring with him."
They are Ar-
The funeral services were conducted
at the New Salem church by Elder J. J.
ltuppert, of Leon" Iowa, where he spoke
words of comfort from the words of
Solomon Prov. 14:32. "Tbe righteous
hath hope in death," to a large con
course of friends that had gathered to
pay their last tribute of respect to a
mother, a sister, a neighbor and a friend
May our heavenly father give us all
grace sufficiently to overcome the trials
and difficulties of life, and finally meet
her in the everlasting Kindom.
Mrs. Rolla Allen.
Gertrude E. Davis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dug Davis, was born in Davis
City June 20, 1889, died May 15th, 1909,
aged 19 years, 10 months and 25 days.
She was united in marriage with Rolla
Allen in February, 1905, and to their
union were born two sons, who with
the husband, parents, two sisters and
one brother, and many other relatives
and friends, are left to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held at the
Union church conducted by Rev. O. F.
Howard, pastor of the M. E. church, in
terment being in the Davis City cem
On behalf of many friends we extend
sympathy to the sorrowing ones in this
their sad hour of trouble. Peace to her
Jesse M. Cox.
Jesse M. Cox, was born near Leon,
July 8,1878, died at his home one mile
east of Farragut, Iowa, May 19, 1909,
aged 30 years, 10 months and 11 days,
his death following an illness of ten
days and was caused by appendicitis.
The deceased was a son of Squire S.
L. Cox, of Burrell township, and most of
his life was spent here. He was mar
ried to Miss Iva Pritchard, December
25,1904, who with one child, a daughter
three years.old, survive him.
Funeral services were held at the M.
E. church at Farragut on Thursday, May
20th, conducted by Rev. Joseph Stephen,
interment being in the Farragut cem
License to Wed.
Geo. M. Stone, Lamoni 21
•era B. Witcher, Lamoni 16
Frank 8. Chance, St. Johns, Kas~ 26
Cora Malone,Saline, Mo.... 26
Cfc. A-A. Jk.j,
HIGH SCHOOL MOTES.
The high school pupils were entertain
ed last Monday morning by Capt. F. A.
Morgan, of Floyd, Va. Capt. Morgan
served in the Confederate army during
the^ civil war, and he told many inter
esting things regarding war and army
Some of the pupils will take part in
the Decoration Day exercises which
occurs next Monday afternoon at the
Quite a number of tho pupils are
obliged to miss the final examinations
which come this week. The absence is
caused by measles which have broken
up the school considerably. Report cards
will be given Friday at 1:15.
The grade teachers are planning a
picnic at the lake for the boys and girls
to take place Friday. They will have
a good time.
The baccalaureate address was given
last Sunday evening at the M. E. church
by Rev. C. A. Coakwell, of the Christian
church. The Class of '09 appeared in
caps and gowns, and they with the
large crowd in attendance, listened
attentively to an able address on "Ma
jestic Aims and Their Achievement."
The junior reception to the seniors
and the high school teachers at Hoff
man's last Friday evening was a pleas
ing and highly successful affair. The
table and room decorations were in the
class colors and the splendid banquet
was enjoyed by every guest.
The class exercises occur at the opera
house, Wednesday evening, May 26th.
The graduates will furnish the enter
tainment with their salutatory, orations,
poem, newspaper, history, prophecy,
valedictory and music.
Thursday, May 27th, is Commence
ment day. On that evening the grad
uates will receive their diplomas from
the president of the board. Prof. R. B.
Wylie, of the State University will give
his lecture "Highways and Hedges,"
and Mr. Clark Snell, of Simpson Con
servatory of Music, will sing several
baritone solos. To help defray the ex
pensed attached to this an admission
fee will be charged. 25c for one pro
gram, 35c for both pupils 15c and 25c.
Come and enjoy the exercises.
/Miss Bertha Thomason.
Miss Bertha Thomason was born in
Decatur county, Iowa, June 3, 1871,
died at the home of her mother in south
Leon May 23, 1909, aged 37 years 11
months and 20 days.
She had been a sufferer for some
months and her death was but release
to to the afflicted body. She was an
industrious girl and well esteemed by
those who knew her. The funeral was
held from the residence Monday after
noon, conducted by Rev. J. L. Boyd
pastor of the Methodist church. We
extend our sympathy to the bereaved
One of the topics discussed at the
last meeting of the New Century Club
was the benefits to be derived from a
modern public water and sewerage sys
tem for Leon. The consensus of opinion
was favorable to such improvements
and a resolution was passed unanimous
ly endorsing the action of the Leon
Commercial Club in their efforts to se
cure for their city a public water sup
The street parade this year with
Coulter & Coulter's Famous Dog and
Pony shows is tbe most novel and pleas
ing yet attempted in this line and is en
tirely different from anything you have
ever seen in the past. Their band is
mounted on 12 dapple grey horses. Be
sure to come out and see it at 1 p. m.
C. M. Keller has sold the John Burns
house which he recently purchased to
H. L. Pease who will move the house off
to another lot and Mr. Keller will erect
a_ commodious new residence on the
site. He is how building a neat new
barn on the property, using cement
blocks for the foundation.
Special attention is called to the full
page advertisement of the Bradley
Jenkins Mercantile Co. found on page
3 of this issue, which is devoted to the
"Pure Shoe" problem. It contains much
information and is worthy of a careful
The Leon postoffice will be closed
Decoration Day from 9 o'clock to 12 in
the forenoon and from 2 to 5 in the
afternoon. Patrons will govern them
selves accordingly. Service on all the
rural delivery routes willl be suspended
on said day.
All parties who have flowers for
decoration day are requested to bring
them to the G. A. R. hall Monday fore
noon as early as possible, so the ladies
of the W. R. C. can make wreaths for
the graves of the departed.
Don't miss the opportunity of having
your eyes corrected by Dr. Weber, the
eye and ear doctor who cures, on Fri
day, Jane 11th at Hotel Leon. Exami
LOST—Between C. W. Hoffman's and
the square, a breast collar for single
harness. Please return to The Reporter
Cement blocks are cheaper and better
than brick for foundations. See Roe
Caster jr. for anything in this line.
Lived 152 Years.
Wm. Parr—England's oldest man—
married the third time at 120, worked
in the fields till 132 and lived 20 years
longer. People should be youthful it
80. James Wright, of Spurlock, Ky.,
shdws how to remain young. "I feel
just like a 16-year-old boy," he writes,
"after taking six bottles of Electric
Bitters. For thirty years kidney trouble
made life a burden, bat the first bottle
of this wonderful medicine convinced
me I bad. found, the' greatest sure on
earth." They're a Godsend to weakly,
sickly, rundown or old people. Try them.
We at L. P. Van Werden's.
Report of Condition of the City of
Showing receipts and disbursements
of the city of Leon, Iowa, for the year1
ending April 1, 1909:
On hand at last report $ 1,744.90
Total collections 3,031.97
Warrants paid and cancelled.. 2,885,78
Cash on hand 1,891.09
On hand at last report
Warrants paid and cancelled
Paid bonds and interest
On hand at last report
Warrants paid and cancelled 507.85
Cash on hand 581.56
Warrants paid and cancelled.. 129.27
Cash on hand 197.45
ELECTRIC LIGHT FUND.
On hand at l^st report 677.35
Total collections 2,065.05
Warrants paid and cancelled..
Cash on hand
LIBRARY FUND. jig
On hand at last report 460.24
Total collections 629.17
RECAPITULATION OF BALANCE ON HAND.
Corporation fund 1,891.09
Cemetery fund 197.45
Electric light fund 276.34
Library fund 581.56"
7 Total 3.47 U9
Road fund 428.63
Sinking fund 99.42
Total cash on hand 2,916.44
October 21, 1899, refunding
bonds electric light 6,000.00
July 31,1902, bonds issued to
pay outstanding warrants.. 5,000,00
1 hereby certify that the above is a
true report of the financial condition of
the city of Leon, Iowa, for the year end
ing April 1, 1909, as shown by the of
ficial reports on file in my office.
S. G. MITCHELL,
APPROPRIATIONS FOR YEAR 1909.
Salary for city officials includ
ing police $1,500.00
Crossings and repairs 1,800.00
Road work 900.00
Electric light 1,600.00
Sinking fund 1,000.00
Corporation fund 400.00
Sewer fund 1,000.00
S. G. MITCHELL,
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR.
In the district court of the state of Iowa, in and
for Decatur county.
lit the matter of the estate of John W.McLaughlin,
To whom it may concern:
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has''
been appointed and has qualified as executor of the Mite!
estate of .John \V. McLaughlin, late of Decatur
•ounty, Iowa, deceased. All persons in any manner
Indebted to said deceased or his estate will make
payment to the undersigned and those having claims
against deceased or his estate will present them in
manner and form as by law required, for allowance
a ted tliis 24th day of May A. D. 1909.
F. M. Er It I TT, v.
40-3t Executor of said estate.
It is necessary that your building bo
wired in accordance with the require
ments of the Board of Fire Underwriters
before we can connect our service
wires. We are tho only contractors in
Leon thoroughly familiar with these
rules. LEON ELECTRIC CO.®21
Mrs. Vena Edwards, of Pleasanton,*"
was in Leon Friday returning from
Springfield, Mo., where she had been in
attendance at the state assembly of the
Mrs. Anna Curry visited last Friday
and Saturday near Kingston with her
daughter, Miss Nova, whose school
closed Friday, Miss Neva returning
home with her.
C. F. Miller left Monday for Ft.
Dodge to attend the annnal state con
vention of faaeral directors. Mrs.
Miller went at the same time to Chari
ton for a few days visit.
W. W. Warner and wife returned
Monday from Ridgeway, Mo., where S
they have been for several months clos
ing out a stock of goods and will spend
several weeks in this city.
Miss. Lanie Meek, of Eden, was a
passenger Thursday evening for Davis
City to visit a few days with her cousin,
MisB Ruth Asbach, and attend Iho Davis
City commencement exercises.
J. W. Clark, of Wayne county, Arkan
sas, stopped off here last Thursday and
made a short visit at the hone of D. G.
Gammon and other relatives in this city,
being on his way east for a visit.
The Jewel Hammock as a straight
rider is without a peer in the cultiva
tor world. Bowshers have them.
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