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by Fire, and Mr. Farqohar is
Found Dead in tlis Room.
Last Friday afternoon a few min
utes before four o'clock smoke was
discovered pouring from the resi
dence of Samuel Farquhar on south
Main street, and an alarm was
phoned to the light plant. Everyone
rushed to the fire and when they
reached the scene were horrified to
learn that the body of Mr. Farquhar
was in the room where the flames
were like a furnace. Everybody
worked with desperation and in a
few minutes had the fire under con
trol so that persons could enter the
room and tenderly removed the
charred body of Mr. Farquhar, which
was found sitting in a chair at the
foot of his bed, with his left arm
over the rail.
Heme Of Samuel rarquhar Damaged delighted his many Leon friends by
dropping in for a visit a few days ago.
Bill was a very popular sheriff of
For nearly a year Mr. Farquhar
has been in feeble health and has
scarcely left his room. He was an
inveterate smoker and on Friday
morning while lighting his pipe he
dropped a match on the floor and
ignited some papers, but Mrs. Far
quhar noticed it at once and put it
out. Friday afternoon Mrs. Far
quhar went across the street to Mr.
Sigler's home and had only been
there a short time when she was
notified that the house was on fire.
Just before she left home Mr. Far
quhar requested her to pull down
one of the window shades as he
said the sun came in too hot for him.
This she did and also opened the
front door a little and placed a
screen in front of it. Mr. Farquhar
was then sitting in his chair by the
south window. It is suposed that in
lighting his pipe he either dropped
a match on the papers on the floor,
or he dropped to sleep and let his
big pipe fall and started the fire,
and physicians who examined his
body say that he was dead before
he was burned, and he may have
been stricken with death when he
dropped his pipe.
Samuel Farquhar. was one of a
family of ten children, being the
seventh child of David and Judith
Farquhar. He was born in Ulster
Providence, Tyrone county, Ireland,
June ,22 1837. died at his home in
Leon, Iowa, Nov. 5, 1909, aged 72
years, 4 months, and 13 days. He
immigrated to America in 1854 when
he was a lad of 17 years and re
mained in New York state for a
time, and then came west, settling at
Garden Grove in 1858, where he
was united in marriage to Miss Mary
F. Marshall, who with their two
sons, Horace and George Farquhar,
both of Leon, are left to mourn his
The deceased learned the tinner's
trade when he was a youth, and fol
lowed it after locating at Garden
Grove for several years. In 1862 he
came to Leon and engaged in the tin
ware and hardware business, in
whieh he remained until 1887, when
he retired from active business life,
the business being taken over by his
two sons. Since that time he has
lived a retired life. He was asso
ciated with the early history of Leon
and Decatur county, and was one of
the few men remaining who were
in business in Leon during the six
ties. His was a jovial disposition
and his long residence in Decatur
county had made him many warm
The funeral services were held
from the residence of his son, Hor
ace Farquhar, on Saturday after
noon, being conducted by the Ma
sonic lodge, of Leon, of which he
had been a member since 1866,'the
interment being in the Leon cemetery
with full Masonic honors. A large
Decatur City Votes on Electric Fran
chise Saturday.
more familiarly known as "Bill Kirk"
Decatur county years ago, and knew
all the people in his bailiwick. He
is not as handsome as he used to be,
but the frosts of time have touched
him but lightly after all, and he wore
the same old genial grin when he
clasped the hands of friends whom
he had not seen for years. And the
smile broadened into the same big
hearty laugh as old time jokes were
sprung, and incidents of long ago
were recalled. One memory, revived
by "Bill Kirk", related to a matter
that has long been forgotten, save
by the few living people who partici
pated, and they would be glad to
forget it, perhaps.
It seems that Bill was the organi
zer, the main guy, and the financial
backer of a base ball team at about
the time the old Narrow Gauge ran
its first trains into Decatur City. This
ball team was a wonder in Bill's
estimation, and he deceived himself
into believing that, it was a little the
hottest outfit in Iowa, so he sent
challenges abroad over the state, and
barred none, and proposed to hang up
a fat purse as an evidence of the
strength of his belief that his cubs
could hand the cold pizen to any
base ball organization outside the
National League.
An enterprizing Des Moines mana
ger got wind of the challenge, and
dared Bill to produce his man-eaters
at Des Moines during the state fair.
Bill had to go, or welch, and he was
never a welcher.
Well, the game was pulled off on a
bright sunny afternoon at the old
ball grounds in Des Moines, in the
presence of a few deluded fans and
"Bill Kirk," and Bill made more
noise than all the rest assembled.
When darkness intervened, the Des
Moines sluggers had 27 runs, with
another inning to play, and Leon had
2—and they were both accidents.
The only really interesting feat
ures about the game were "Bill
Kirk's" coaching and the riot which
occurred when the stung spectators
tried to get their money back, which
they did as soon as they had seen
Leon's first inning. Bill's faith in
his cubs died awfully hard, but at the
last it died awful dead, and after bor
rowing enough money to buy return
tickets for the boys, he resigned as
manager—the resignation taking ef
fect there and then. His farewell
speech to his once beloved cubs was
short and withering. It lacked .pol
ish, but had a rugged vigor that
drove it deep into the hearts of a
most discouraged ball team. Bill
also indulged the hope that some day
in his official capacity as sheriff, he
might have the pleasure of "sock
ing" the whole bunch into the county
jail. He said that he would guaran
tee that they would be fed nothing
but bread and water while he had
them in charge.
Thus "Bill Kirk" lost his "roll",
and ended his managerial career,
while the ambitions of several ama
teur ball players were nipped in the
A Big Barn Burned.
concourse of sorrowing friends fol- two horses have insurance on them,
lowed the remains to their resting' The barn was one of the largest
place, and the sympathy of the en- and best in that part of the county,
tire community
bereaved ones.
The big barn on the old Hingston
farm south of Weldon, which J. A.
Harris, of this city, recently bought,
was destroyed by fire between 3 and
4 o'clock last Saturday morning.
The farm is occupied by a Mr. Fronk.
who has been running it for Decker
& Rexoat, the former owners, but
had been rented for next year to
the Hacker boys by Mr. Harris and
they were staying there doing their
fall plowing, and lost four head of
good horses and three sets of har
ness, and their loss is total unless
is extended to the and Mr. Harris carried an insurance
of $500 on it, but this is not half
the loss, as in addition to the big
barn he lost a double corn crib,
fences and other small buildings, his
total loss being in the neighbor
hood of $1,500. The origin of the
A special election will be held at
Decatur City on Saturday of this fire Is
week to vote on the proposition to
grant a franchise to the Leon Elec-, wiJl Build Cement Block Factory.
trie Co., to extend their electric light
and power system over to Decatur A deal was closed Tuesday by Roe
City. The terms of the franchise Caster, jr., and F. L. Jenkins for the
are most liberal to the citizens of purchase of the livery stable proper
Decatur City, and if granted the Le- ty on east Commercial street, known
on Electric Co. will at once extend as the old Priest barn. If the water
their system to Decatur City and works carries at the coming election
they will have just as good lights so the Will be assured of a supply
and power as we have here in Leon,
and there is none better than the a big cement block factory on the
service we are having in Leon. I ground and engage in the manufac
There should not be a single vote
cast against granting the franchise.
It will be the best thing Decatur City
ever did toward building up their
town. The public streets will be
lighted with electric lights and the
private citizens and business houses
can secure commercial lights at a
very reasonable rate. Electric
lights give a metropolitan air to any
•town and always impress a stranger
favorably with the place. Let every
One of the Old Timers.
W. A. Kirkpatrick, of Des Moines,
of water, Caster & Jenkins will erect
ture of cement blocks, culverts, tile,
etc., and do all kinds of cement and
brick contracting. Work will be
commenced on their new enterprise
as soon as the result of the coming
waterworks election are known.
citizen of Decatur City who has the Shenandoah, Iowa, on ine morning
welfare of the community at heart of Nov. 20, at 8:30 o'clock, for the
get out and work to carry the elec- appointment as cadet to West Point,
tion Saturday. From a distance it .Every boy in the eighth congres
looks as if there was practically no sional district not under 17 or over
opposition, but we would like to see
A Chance for Some Boy to Go to
West Point.
A competitive examination will be
held at the Western Normal College,
the vote unanimous. be examined physically and in the
common branches. There will be
Dairy Meeting Poorly Attended. one principal and two alternates ap
The dairy meeting which was ex
tensively advertised to be held at the
opera house in this city last Thurs
day was not much of a success. For Friends in this city have received
some reason the farmers did not word of the death of Mr. L. flad
seem to be interested, aside from a rasz, at his home at Hope, Mo., last
few who attended. The speakers Saturday. For many years he was
were L. E. Gailey, the Burlington a prominent citizen of this county,
dairy agent, T, C. Cornetluson, of and lived on a farm near Grand
Madison, Wis., R. C. Iliff, of the River. He came to Decatur county
state dairy department and C. R. in an early day, being a Hungarian
Bush of the Iowa State College. political exile.
years of age can enter, and will
Death of L. Madrasz.
Special Election will be Held Tofcs
day, Dec. 14, 1909, to Agaiii
Vote on the Waterworks.
At last we can answer the oft re
peated question, "When are we go
ing to vote for waterworks again?"
At the regular meeting of the city
council held last Thursday evening,
a petition was presented to the city
council with the names of more than
300 qualified voters, asking that a
special election be again called to
vote on the question of issuing bonds
in the sum of $35,000 for a system
of waterworks for this cityv and by
a unanimous vote the council grant
ed the petition and fixed Tuesday,
Dec. 14, as the date for the election.
The official notice of Mayor Gates
will be found elsewhere in this issue.
At the same meeting the prelim
inary report and estimate for a sys
tem of waterworks, made by the
Iowa Engineering Co., of Clinton,
Iowa, was read and accepted. The
report is very full and the estimate
made by them is $29,900, so that
the rough estimate by local parties
at the first election was a pretty
close one. Of course the estimate
and contract price are too different
things, so it was thought best to
vote on the proposition of issuing
bonds in the sum of not to exceed
$35,000, as the council is only re
quired to sell enough bonds to pay
for the work done, no matter how
many are issued. The council
fixed the rate of interest on the
bonds to not exceed 4 1-2 per cent,
with one half of the bonds optional
payment after ten years. The rate
of interest can be fixed as low as it
is possible to find a buyer for them.
The report of the engineers recom
mends that big surface wells be used
for a water supply, and this w411
meet with the hearty approval of
all citizens who want to see Leon
have a system of waterworks which
will supply good drinkable water.
There has been a big change in
public sentiment since the last spe
cial election in June, when the pro
position lacked about 40 votes of
having the required two-thirds of
the total vote, and many who voted
against waterworks at that time have
stated that they would vote for the
proposition when it comes up again.
Leon has just secured a fine new
modern depot and it is designed for
a system of waterworks and closets
in the building and the company will
want water for the depot aod^viyk
should see that they get it. Lefefi
is enjoying a splendid growth and
a system of waterworks would add
much to the prosperity of the city.
Now that the election is called,
lets all get together and pull good
and strong for the proposition and
carry it by an overwhelming major
We submit herewith the report in
full made by the Iowa Engineering
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Council of Leon, Iowa:
Gentlemen:—In accordance with
your request and our agreement we
herewith submit our report on a pre
liminary examination of your city in
regard to establishing waterworks.
Water Supply.
The first and most important ques
tion that arises in an examination
for water is that of the supply of
water and without a good and ade
quate supply of water, little can be
hoped of the plant as a financial suc
In yOur city then are three
sources of supply which may be used.
1st, A ground reservoir 2nd, Ar
tesian wells. 3rd, Wells in gravel
veins. In order to have a successful
reservoir supply several things are
requisite. First, a suitable site. Sec
ond, the city should own or control
by lease the whole watershed. Third
the condition of the watershed must
be constantly watched. Fourth, the
reservoir must be kept clean. No
cattle or other animals should be al
iowed access to the streams running
into it and no privy vaults or cess
pools be allowed. Grass should be
cut at least twice a year and it is
better not to have too many trees.
Ample size (a capacity of several
million gallons) should be given the
pond with a small auxiliary for use
during the cleaning of the ltrger one.
The advantages of a reservoir are
that the water is soft and the amount
on hand is large disadvantages are
the expense of owning or controlling
the watershed and the expense of
Artesian Well—Deep wells have
their source of supply in the rock and
are uaaffected by local or surface con
ditions are designated as artesian
whether flowing or not, and when a
flowing well can be obtained and the
water is palatable and not too highly
mineralized they are the finest, safest
and surest supply known, but un
fortunately very few localities are
favored this way and the water in
your locality is generally very hard,
strongly mineral, ana its distance
from the surface necessitates the use
of a deep well pump, which is liable
to get out of order or rods break
just at the time when it is needed
Ground Water or Gravel Vein
Wells—rWhen a vein of gravel can
be located near the surface which is
heavily charged with water, a good
potable water fairly soft can gener
ally be obtained and is a satisfactory
source of supply. With these remarks
of a general nature, we now turn to
the more particular situation in
hand. In our examination of your
city, we find several places where
water can be had andf we went over
the territory on the east side, the
springs to the southwest, and the lo
cation to the northwest between the
railroads. Of all these locations, the
one directly west on 1st street, about
300 feet west of the track, is the
most feasible. It is an excellent site
for a reservior there seems to be
an abundance of water in the gravel
veins ther as evidenced by the two
farm wells in. thi$. valley it is about
one hundred feet lower than the cen
tral part of the city if an artesian
well is driled, and a side track could
be run in from either track if coal
is used for fuel. This we believe is
the best location in the city for the
pumping plant.
Kind of System.
There are twe principal types of
water systems for supplying water
to a community the oldest in gener
al use in this country is by direct
pressure which consists of a steam
plant operated continuously and re
quiring, of course, a double shift of
engine and firemen, and is a steam
plant with the attending accessor
ies. If the amount of water used is
large and there are no other means of
fighting fire and the property inter
ests are sufficient to warrant the ex
pense of continual attendance, we
would recommend this form, but this
is not your case. For such a system
as yours the kind of plant almost
universally adopted is what is known
as the stand-pipe or elevated tank
system and consists generally of a
medium sized pump, actuated by
either steam, gasoline or electric
power which elevates the water to a
reservoir of a sufficient capacity to
supply water for several days use or
to extinguish an ordinary fire, and
nine out of ten fires are put out in
one hour or the building lost, and
of course it is contemplated that if
a fire breaks out, the pump will be
started also.
Elevation of Reservoir.
The elevation at which the water
for fire and domestic purposes is to
be stored depends considerably upon
the local conditions obtaining, the
natural elevations in the city and the
.For domestic purposes a total
height of 80 feet would be sufficient,
but for fire service this is not suf
ficient. It is necessary to have your
reservoir about 45 per cent higher
than the highest building to be pro
tected, which in your case is the
court house, and we have estimated
that a 70,000 gallon tank on a 90
foot tower would be the proper thing.
In case the pumping plant were lo
cated up town, as for instance where
the present deep well is, this would
not hold good and in such case, we
would recommend a 16x100 stand
pipe, (on account of needing
more storage with deep wells)
and a back connection from stand
pipe to pump for direct pressure, in
case of a large fire.
From the conditions obtaining in
Leon a table of pressures and fire
streams is unnecessary, as owing to
your peculiar location when the build
ings around the square are protected,
the whole city will receive more pres
sure than these points.
Capacity of Distributing System.
In figuring on the capacity of the
pipe system, we recommend an al
lowance for a reasonable future
growth. Cast iron pipe has a life
of from 50 to 100 years and if your
system is made large enough to give
reasonable fire protection it will at
the same time be large enough for
a population of. 7,500 people. We
have allowed for three fire streams
at any part of the city and five in
the business section, or more of a
less force. On inspection of the plan
of piping it will be noticed that the
system is laid out in circuits and
when a hydrant on a six inch line
is opened the pipe being fed from
both ways has almost the same force
as an eight inch pipe fed from one
end only. The circuits also keep the
water in motion, which insures a
fresh and palatable condition,
whereas in adead end it becomes
stale and odorous. If the growth of
the city exceeds the capacity as at
first built, it can of course be re
lieved by running another pipe from
the puumps to the first divide in the
pipe lines.
Pumping Machinery.
For a good many years to come,
pumping can be done with advantage
to the city by a gasoline or electric
motor. Such motors connected to a
centrifugal or triplex pump can
easily raise sufficient water for the
city's needs and has the advantage
over steam in that it requires no
skilled engineer to operate. It will
probably require the engine to run
only a part of the day to pump all
the water necessary and after filling
the tank the plant can be shut down
for the night, thus dispensing with
the needs of a night man, as the
tank when full, will be able to supply
all the water used during the night.
In case of a fire, you have your power
ready at a second's notice,while with
a steam plant, it would be necessary
to get up steam before you could
have the necessary pressure.
Pumping Station.
The pumping station would be of
some permanent material as brick,
stone or cement blocks, with tin or
iron roof and a cement floor. Cement
blocks will be cheaper than brick. If
located up town, we must be apprised
of the location before we can furnish
the plans.
Hydrants and Valves.
The number of hydrants to be put
in will depend on your finances. In
the plans we provide a special Tee for
hydrant connection at each block
corner, but in case of limited finances
if every other one is put in the fire
service- will be fair. The hydrants
are better located on the north and
east side of the street and let the pipe
lines favor these sides also, as there
is less freezing in winter on those
sides on account of buildings shad
ing the south and west sides.
Fire Service and Limits.
Of course with the amount of
money your city can raise, it is im-
we can state the cost close enough
The Wiggam Lecture.
vice to everyone in all walks of life, I
SBRIBS [vol. XXXV NO. 12.
Land, incidental and engin- Zlvuntv
eerine 2700
Total $29900
The pipe lines in this estimate are
those shown on the accompanying
sketch by red lines and are sufficient
to protect the whole city with 1,000
feet of hose.
We hope the city council will take
up the details of this report and come
to a decision as to what lines you
wish the plans worked out on so that
we can work up the plan at an early
date. Respectively submitted,
Iowa Engineering Co.
Mr. Francis L. Snyder and Miss
Alta M. Gardner, both of east of
Leon, were quietly married at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. E. Gardner, in High Point
township, last Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock, the ceremony being per
formed by Rev. A. L. Sears in the
presence of the relatives and a few
of the most intimate friends, who
extended hearty congratulations to
the happy couple. They received a
number of beautiful and useful pres
The contracting parties are both
.Wage ojer^tfre sea of matri-
"A Pair of Country Kids.'
possible to put a pipe on every street
at this time: but it is posible
to put in all the large mains
pipes and to give the whole city lire I act t».. rThi*
protection with a double line of hose. T"e 'erm COIirt for IRIS
For such service rubber lined hose is Year Convened on Monday with
far superior to cotton lined and for «„J_. r..,,..,
long distances or very hot fires, use JBOOe lOWner (residing.
a double line connection at the one I ... 1 ..
end with a Siamese nozzle. Always I
remember that the smaller the pipe °"rt convened Monday evening wit*
and the greater the distance the Judge H. Towner presiding it
greater the friction and that if too being the last term of this year. The
great all presure will be lost. ,g™nd jury drawn for this term con-
permit and as this is the day of the Final report approved. Adminis-.
scenic artist and the stage artisan, itrator discharged and bond exoner
we can expect to spend one jolly ated.
night in the country and laugh and Guardianship of Matthew, John
romp with the kids and their and Margaret Cherry. Final report
merry company among whom are approved. Guardian discharged and„
numbered the best of the later day bond exonerated.
artists, each selected for a particular Guardianship of Leonard Daven-~
part and which enables the manage
ment to a perfect production.
An exchange of Oct. 19th says,
"Wiggams' lecture was full of de-
lightful humor, keen wit, good ad-
and a marvel of sense and good judg- ™port
attend these entertainments. Surely
they don't know what they are miss- lifted"
ing." At the opera house Thurs
day, November 11.
The County Fair.
S. J. Burnison Dead.
The remains of S. J. Burnison,
who died last Saturday at Denver,
Colorado, where he went for his
health a few weeks ago, were
brought to Davis City for burial
Monday. He was a brother of Mrs.
J. M. Pickering of Leon. We will
publish an obituary next week.
Attention Knights Templar.
The regular meeting of Tripolis
Commandery Knights Templar will
be held on Thursday evening of this
week. Annual election of officers.
All members are urged to be pres
ent. F. A. Brown, E. C.
Marriage Licenses.
Francis L. Snyder, Leon....22
Alta M. Gardner, Leon....22
Rev. Chas. Arthur Coakwell left
Tuesday morning for Mason City to
attend the wedding of a college
friend and classmate, Claude W.
Prusia, who is now financial secre
tary of Drake University. They both
graduated in the same class from
Drake University.
See F. L. Jenkins for brick.
November term of the district
Isists of W. L. Edmonson, foreman
Of course it is not possible to ac- S60/,?,8, f' ^irieg'. 9'
curately estimate the cost until the Jl* fp ^f.n' ?,'*['
details are agreed on and the actual
plans made, but in a general way. j!?n 's
ton and
for present uses: is acting as court bailiff and Kemp
Wells or Filter Gallery— ,Aten as trial jury bai iff
Pumn house S 2500
Pumps and motors (duplicate) 600
'few weeks ago.
Miss Nora Dob-
Sra?d *uryT
B?n J'
bailiff, while A. J. Allen
The grand 3ury wl11 have quite a
Elevated reservoir 4000 i5e*eral cases to be beard, the most
Pipe Line and Hydrants.... 16000 •™porta°t
the,-e being
^hich„18 °f
Hamilton, at Davis City a
The following cases had been dis^'
posed of up to Wednesday morning:
Town of Davis City vs B. F. Sutlv
erlin. Dismissed at plaintiff's coBt
for want of prosecution.
State vs Joe Gatton. Dismissed
for want of prosecution, the prose
cuting witness dismisses charge ot:,^
desertion against husband.
State vs Simon Fitch. Dismissed.
Law and Equity.
Central Chemical Co. vs Petty &
Evans. Judgment ordered for $5
and costs.
Bevis Bros, vs B. F. Sutherlin etal,
Settled and dismissed. Costs paid.
John 1. Mitchell, Charles Toney
vs Wm. Mitchell. Dismissed at
plaintiff's cost.
S. W. Kehler vs A. P. Olsen. Dis?
missed at plaintiff's cost.
Sarah E. Danielson vs James
Danielson. Decree granted as prayed.
Edna Wells vs Elva Neal Wells.
Decree of divorce with custody of
children granted.
too well known to need any extensive
writeup. The groom is an indust-' exonerated.
rioug young farmer, who has grown B. S. Schomberg vs J. H. Main et
to manhood in High Point township, al. Settled and dismissed. Costs
and he has won for his bride one of paid.
Decatur's most estimable young
ladies, who came here last spring
with her parents from Louisa county,
and during her residence here has
made many warm friends who join
in wishing them a long and prosper-
Among the many high class at-' E. Tinker vs A. L. Tinker. De
tractions booked at the Van Werden jcree ?f divorce with privilege of
opera house for the coming season resuming her maiden name granted,
none gives better promise of being Maudie Clay vs Walter Clay. Dis
a distinct novelty than "A Pair of missed at plaintiffs cost.
Country Kids" that will apear for Lloyd vs T. F. Williams.
one night only, Tuesday, Nov. 16.
This new rural comedy drama has
been built on entirely new lines and
as true to nature as stagecraft will
Rebecca Searcy vs Wm. ScarcylfTv
Decree granted as prayed.
W. H. Binning vs Louisa Binning
et al. Referee discharged and bond
R. E. Kuebler vs J. H. Main et at.
Settled and dismissed. Costs paid.
Clara Phifer vs Amanda R. Strew
et al. Decree of foreclosure as
R. C. Baird vs M. J. Baird. Dis
missed. Costs paid.
Margaret Lowder vs Wyatt Low
|der. Decree of divorce with custody
of children granted.
Judgment on two promisory notes
with interest and attorney fees..
Probate. ffe
Estate of Sarah Cunningham.-
port. Guardian authorized to ex
pend not to exceed $3 per week for
board. $25 allowed for individual
Estate of
M*r/ N"
and bond
Estate of
us better men and women. We re- discharged and bond exonerated.
«... Guardianship of Richard BlacK.
gret that so many of our people, m_ai rennrt with euardian's allow-1
especially the young people do not *inal
r^ort aPP™ved^ dis"
e,x0^fQa^d- Pl
report wim guarflians allow
ance in the sum of $500 approved.
.H hi™*
Estate of Narcissa G. Paxton. Re
port of sales and deeds to Jas. A.
Wright and Walter E. Miller ap-
A big audience filled the opera Estate of D. F. Nicholson. Final
house last Friday night to witness report approved. Special adminis
the production of "The County Fair" trator discharged and bond exoner
by home talent, and they enjoyed a ated.
very pleasing program. The produc-! Estate of Josiah F. Noftsger. Fi
jtion was under the direction of Miss nal report approved and executor
Chloe Dysart, of Fairfield, and was discharged.
given under the auspices of the C. Guardianship of Elizabeth D,
E. Society of the Christian church, Cherry. Report of sales and deeds
which cleared quite a neat sum as
their share of the proceeds.
to Jas. A. Wright and Walter E,
Miller approved.
Guardianship of Harrison Brown,
Report of guardian with purchase
of land and compensation in sum of
$150 approved.
Estate of Otto Van Pelt approved,
Estate of Wm. H. Wales. Will ad-»
mitted to probate:
Estate of E. E. Wadsworth. Fi
nal report approved. Administratrix
discharged and bond exonerated.
Methodist Notes.
Preaching next Sunday, both
morning and evening. This will
be the opening of the revival meet
ings—Preaching every night next
week. The singing will be led by
chorus choir, directed by a compe-.
tent leader.—The entire membership
of the church is urged to rally to
the support of these meetings, that
the greatest possible amount of
good may be done.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening
of this week and special choir prabr
tice Friday evening.
Judge Towner has ordered that
the board of supervisors meet in
special session at Leon on Monday,
Dec. 6th, to prepare the list of names
from which the grand and trial jurors
will be drawn for the coming year.

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