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Court Adjourned Until Thursday on
Account of the Death of Judge
Towner's Father-in-law.
Judge Towner received a telegram
Sunday morning announcing the
death of his father-in-law, Mr. C. T.
Cole, at his home in Corning, and he
left for Corning on the afternoon
train, leaving orders to adjourn court
until Thursday morning, and to dis
charge the trial jury for the term, aa
there would be only three days left,
and the balance of this week will be
occupied in trying equity cases to the
The grand jury completed their
duties last Friday, returning two in
dictments, and were discharged for
the term and year. The indictments
returned was one against France
Hamiltn, charging murder in the
second degree for the killing of his
cousin, Sam Hamilton, at Davis City
a few weeks ago. Mr. Hamilton has
has been in jail ever since the shoot
ing, but as the indictment is for
second degree murder, Judge Towner
has fixed his bond at $10,000, and it
is said that the bond will be filed
within a few days. The other in
dictment was against Horace Zim
merman, for malicious mischief, it
being charged that he broke in the
windows of a house on the Mahlon
Morris farm in Morgan township.
The "black hand" case was quickly
terminated by Francis Heathman,
the Lamoni young man. who was
charged with writing "blackhand"
leters to A. C. Hopkins, the Lamoni
banker, entering a plea of guilty, and
time for sentence was fixed for Wed
nesday morning, but on account of
Judge Towner being called home he
will not be sentenced until later in
the week. The maximum penalty is
two years imprisonment in prison.
The case against Mrs. Jennie
Cooper, of Davis City, who was
charged with assault with intent to
commit great bodily injury, was also
settled by a plea of guilty, and Judge
Towner imposed a fine of $100 and
Fred Gould, of Van Wert, was or
dered confined in the inebriate hos
pital at Knoxville for a period of
three years, and the inebriate charge
against T. M. Craft, of Van Wert,
was dismissed.
The following cases have been dis
posed of since our report last week:
and Equity.
W. Hudson vs. Aaron Allen, set
T. J. Drohan et al. vs. B. M. Dro
han. settled,
Mary R. Brown vs. Geo. W. Carter
et al., dismissed without prejudice.
Bessie Davis vs. Marion Davis,
cost bond of |400 ordered to be filed
by first day of next term.
State vs. Rob Grandstaff, stricken
from docket.
State vs. Grant Craft, permanent
injunction against defendant re
straining him from seling liquor.
State vs. W. E. Wheeler, perman
ent injunction granted against de
fendant restraining him from selling
Emma A. Black vs. Ora Black et
al., Geo. W. Baker appointed guard
ian ad litem.
Margaret Y. Waight vs. Fred
Waight, decree of divorce with cus
tody of child.
E. A. Lockwood and W. R. War
ren vs. M. L. Bowers, dismissed at
plaintiffs' cost.
Euritt Bros. & McLaughlin vs.
Decatur City I. O. O. F. Lodge. Tried
to court who made decree requiring
defendants to construct a stairway
leading to their building in Decatur
City to commence at a point not
farther north than twenty feet from
the southwest corner of the building.
Estate of A. A. Marble. E. H.
Sharp appointed guardian ad litem
and order of sale.
Estate of Harriet M. Sawyer, spec
ial administrator allowed $30 and V.
R. McGinnis. $10, as fees.
Estate, of D. J. Hullinger, will pro
bated. Marion S. Hullinger appoint
ed executor with bond of $1,000.
Widow's allowance fixed at $500.
Estate of Helen Sipherd, H. W.
Drew appointed guardian with bond
of $8,000.
Guardianship of John Moorhead,
B. D. Barger appointed temporary
guardian with bond of $4,000.
Their First Boy.
We have r.eceived a special extra
edition of the Peoria, 111., Journal,
wi'h the announ-eiTiPnt of the birth
of a fine boy to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Kelley, both of whom were former
employes of The Reporter office. This
makes them a pair of girls and a boy,
and Frank writes us that it is "30."
The Peoria Journal in speaking of
the arrival of the youngster, says:
A burnt offering is being made to
day with great unanimity by the
Journal force upon the altar of the
Goddess Nicotine, Frank Kelley of
the composing room force furnishing
the material in lavish abundance. It
is a boy which causes Papa Kelley's
ebullution of spirits—a boy of regu
lation weight and the assurance that
all is well with mother and son.
Congratulations are in order and are
being liberally bestowed upon the
happy father, for the Journal, indi
vidually and collectively, takes a
•personal interest in the new arrival.
Grand River.
Dr. Ward's next dates at Grand
.iRiver are Nov. 22 to 27.
For Sale—Millinery store in town
of 600. Only millinery store in the
city. Other business cause of selling.
Will invoice about $300. Call or
-write to Campbell Sisters, Davis City,
Mt. Ayr Doctor Charged with Pro
ducing Abortion for a Kellerton
One of the most serious crimes,
and one for which the statute fixes
the penalty at not to exceed five
years in the penitentiary and a fine
of not more than one thousand dol
lars, win be investigated by the
grand jury at the November term of
the district court of Ringgold county
which convenes in Mount Ayr next
One week ago today Miss Mary
Kuder, of Kellerton, gave birth to
a child under suspicious circum
stances. The officers were notified
and Sheriff Terrell and County At
torney Lewis went to Kellerton
Thursday to investigate the matter.
No action was taken by the officers
until Friday evening after the baby
had died. A coroner's inquest was
held and the verdict of the jury was
that the child came to its death by
reason of premature birth. On Sat
urday Sheriff Terrell filed informa
tion before Justice J. N. Lineburg
charging Dr. William Home, of this
city, with the crime of having pro
duced the abortion. A warrant was
issued Monday morning and the war
rant was served by Constable D. D.
Beard. Dr. Home entered a plea of
not guilty, waived examination and
gave bond in the sum of $500 for ap
pearance at the November term of
court when the matter will be investi
gated by the grand jury.
Dr. Home has been practicing
medicine in Ringgold county for more
than forty years. He is sixty-six
years old and has never before been
charged with improper conduct in
his practice.—Mt. Ayr Record-News.
Quite A Runaway.
As is well known, Senator J. D.
Brown delights in driving a high
spirited team, and always rides be
hind a good span of horse flesh. Last
Friday morning he drove up in front
of the postoffice to get his mail, hav
ing his team hitched to a top buggy.
The morning was cold and the team
had not been driven much lately so
they were feeling good and did not
want to wait until he got in the bug
gy, so they started just as he tried to
step in. The lines came unfastened
and Senator Brown fell to the ground
and away the team dashed up Main
street. They tried to turn at the
Woodmansee house corner, but col
lided with the electric light pole and
left the buggy there, considerably'
damaged. The horses ran west to
Church street and then north and
were caught near the residence of
Marion Woodard, neither being in
jured. That same afternoon Capt,
Brown hitched them up again to a
farm wagon and with a good pair of
lines, and a couple of men to hold
them until he got in the wagon, he
again started out to go to iis farm.
And again the team started to run,
but this time Capt, was prepared and
although they came up Main street
at a lively run, they soon found that
a master's hand was behind them and
quieted down, and the trouble was
soon over.
Decatur City Will Rave
Decatur City will soon put on
metropolitan airs and have a splen
did system of electric light and
power. At the special election held
last Saturday, the question of grant
ing a franchise to the Leon Electric
Co. to extend their system to Decatur
City, was carried by an almost unan
imous vote, there being but six votes
cast against granting the franchise,
the vote being 76 for to 6 against.
The work of installing the system
at Decatur City will be commenced
as quick as the new power house
now being erected in this city is com
pleted, a large force of men now be
ing employed on the work, and they
are working over time, electric lights
being used so that they can lav brick
at night as well as by day.
Both Garden Grove and Humeston
are also figuring on having the Leon
Co. extend their lines to these towns,
and it is more than probable that
within a few months they will both
be supplied with electric current from
Buster Brown Coming.
Next Wednesday, Nov. 24 th, is go
ing to be a great day for the boys and
girls of Leon. On that day, the orig
inal Buster Brown and his famous
dog Tige, will visit Leon, and hold
a big reception at the store of the
Bradley-Wasson Merc. Co., and there
is not a boy or girl in Leon or the
surrounding country who will not
want to see these interesting char
acters, which are known by every
boy and girl in the United States.
Buster and his dog Tige are sent
over the country by the Brown Shoe
Co., of St. Louis, Mo., to advertise
their Blue Ribbon Shoes, for which
the Bradley-Wasson Merc. Co. have
the exclusive agency in this city.
There will be. a big street parade and
Buster and Tige will visit the schools.
Don't forget the date, next Wednes
day, Nov. 24th, and be sure and ar
range it so your children will get to
see them, for it will be better than
any circus you ever saw.
Methodist Notes.
Revival meetings are now in pro
gress. Sermon every evening at
7:30. Dr. B. F. Miller, the district
superintendent, will preach Friday
evening and hold the quarterly con
ference, and remain until Sunday
when communion services will be
held. Rev. C. R. Blair, our pastor of
Seymour, will be present all next
week to assist in the meetings. All
are cordialy invited.
The Widow Perkins at the Opera
Hougg, Friday Noy. 19.
SOUnOS Note of WarninQ in KCQarB
to Pellagra Upon His Retarn
Troni national l»0niereiice.
last Friday from their trip to Colum
bia, S. C\. where Dr. Eiker went as
the representative of the Iowa State
Board of Health to attend the nation
al convention held by medical experts
to discuss the disease pellagra, which
has been increasing to an alarming
extent in a number of states. The
convention was attended by the lead
ing medical men of not only the Unit
ed States but many foreign countries,
and the result was that a great deal
of information was secured. A num
ber of cases where patients were af
flicted with the disease were used as
demonstrations, in the southern
states there being an alarming num
ber of cases reported, many being
negroes. Dr. Eiker was honored by
being made a member of the commit
tee on constitution, and took a prom
inent part in the formation of a
national society which will continue
the investigation commenced at Col
umbia. He also visited cases at"
Nashville, Tenn., and in the hospitals
and insane asylums at Chicago, and'
Peoria, 111., and then went to Maren
go, Iowa, where the only known case
in Iowa is located. He found the
patient at Marengo, a prominent
lawyer of that city, suffering from a
^ell advanced case of the disease,
and his death is only a matter of
The disease is not contagious, and
manifests itself generally by a dry
scaly eruption which appears on the,
hands and arms first and then on the?
face and neck. It is prone to attack
people of low vitality, a great many
of the cases being found in insane
Dr. Eiker has forwarded the fol
lowing report o.f his trip to the sec
retary of the state board of healthy
and it will prove interesting reading
Dr. Louis A. Thomas, Secretary
State Board of Health, Des Moines,
Iowa.—Dear Doctor: I was appointed
by the Iowa state board of health to
attend the National Conference on
Pellagra held at Columbia, S. C..
November 3 and 4, 1909, and to
make such other investigations as 1
deemed necessary to enable the board
to give such advice and counsel to
the people ofr Iowa as would, best
terests of our state.
In the brief time allotted for this
investigation I have examined into
conditions existing in South Carolina,
North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa and the re
ports made by the army and marine
hospital service.
ation I beg leave to submit through
you to the Iowa state board of health
the .following brief summary of my
Pellagra is a disease hitherto sup
posed to exist only in warm countries
with here and there a case developing
in colder climates. The southern
part of Europe, especially Italy and
France and also parts of Egypt, is
where pellagra seems to have been
most prevalent. The idea that the
disease was never found in the north
seems to have been so well fixed in
the minds of the people that even our
best text books on medicine dismiss
the subject with a few lines of vague
explanation in the manner of a defi
nition. Investigation shows that this
disease probably existed in the south
ern states from twenty to thirty years
before being properly diagnosed as
such, and further investigation
shows that it also probably existed
in New York and Massachusetts as
early as 1864.
When the state board of health of
South Carolina took the mater in
hand and commenced investigations
both at home and^ abroad, other
health authorities also became inter
ested in the work, and as a result
cases have been reported during the
past summer in a number of northern
states, including Pennsylvania, New
York, Maryland, Illinois and Iowa.
In fact, it is now definitely stated
that this disease has existed in Illi
nois for a number of years, but was
not recognized. Upon proper inves
tigation, similar conditions will most
likely be found to exist in Iowa.
From the observations so far made
there seems to be no age, race or
social condition of mankind that can
be considered exempt, although the
disease is said to be more frequently
observed in the poorly fed classes.
(This, however, obtains with all
diseases). In the south the negroes
seem especially prone to pellagra,
and, of course, are the class that has
the poorest food and surroundings.
In Italy is said that the trouble is
most frequently found among the
poorer classes of peasantry, who sub
sist largely upon a poor quality of
corn. So noticeable has this fact be
come in Italy, that many of the medi
cal authorities do not hesitate in say
ing that there is a relation existing
between the disease and the use of
damaged corn as a food.
The opinion seems to prevail at
the recent conference at Columbia,
that there were many things which
could not be counted for in the "corn
theory," but that the relation exist
ing between pellagra and people who
subsist largely on a poor quality of
corn, must not be overlooked that
until some other definite cause could
be found to account for this disease,
damaged corn and its products must
be looked upon with suspicion, and
be the center of continuous investiga
The same conference did not hesi
tate to say that the food obtained
from undamaged corn, well matured
and properly harvested corn, would
not cause pellagra. Some of the
jnembei-s ,i^th£. conference seem*
to think that the southern states
were afiiicted with pellagra because
much of their corn was .shipped in
ti from the northern and western states
.where it was not allowed to properly
the, iJhoft
and the methods used in harvesting
it. This at once becomes a question
I of no little importance to the corn
Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Eiker returned producing states of the north, espec-
ifilly Iowa and Illinois.
The universal opinion prevailed at
the conference that pellagra is not a
contagious disease, and therefore
should not be subject to quarantine.
Most of the cases so far reported in
this country have been inmates of
state institutions, and especially in
sane hospitals. The reason for this
seems to be that inmates of these
institutions are more closely watched,
hence the disease is more quickly
discovered. The rule is that cases
of pellagra do not recover, are worse
during the warm months, but tem
porarily improve as the cold weather
approaches and live from a few
weeks to a number of years. The
cause being unknown it necessarily
follows that treatment has been
The recent conference appointed a
committee on permanent organiza
tion, of which I had the honor of
being a member, to formulate a con
stitution providing for annual meet
ings. The object of these meetings
is to study the cause, treatment and
prevention of pellagra. The next
meeting will be held in Peoria, 111.,
during the month of June, 1910.
With this brief summary of the
transaction of the recent conference,
I desire to make to the board the fol
lowing recommendations:
First—That patients afflicted with
this disease be not quarantined.
Second—That through the board
of control the physicians of our state
hospitals be asked to make a
thorough search for patients in their
respective institutions suffering from
Third—That in view of the fact
that many of our physicians have
never seen a case of pellagra, and in
view of the further fact that most
text books say very little about the
disease, that the Iowa State Medical
Journal in the next issue be asked to
devote sufficient space to the symp
toms and treatment of pellagra to
give our physicians an idea of the
conditions to be looked for.
Fourth—That at the next regular
meeting of the state board of health
one of the members be selected to
attend the meeting to be held at
tuv juna oo truuiu uc* uk.
protect-tlieJ^i»afRr»nd-fioanciai This ?ill give
ample opportunity to take such steps
as are necessary for the state to be
properly represented. Respectfully
submitted. B. L. Eiker.
this examin­
Green Eyed Monster.
The citizens of Leon, Iowa, are
rejoicing, and they have cause to be
happy. The Burlington will build
them a new depot, 84x28 feet, of
brown pressed brick, with Bedford
stone trimmings, the floors are to be
mosaic tile, and the woodwork pol
ished oak. The building is to be
heated with hot water, lighted with
electric lights, and have lavatories
and closets. The roof will be black
Bangor slate, and the platform will
be of hard paving brick with con
crete curbing. It will be an exclu
sive passenger depot, having a big
general waiting room, a private rest
room for ladies and a smoking room
tor the men, and separate ticket and
baggage rooms. The officials stated
that it would be the best depot they
had ever built in a county seat along
their lme, outside of the largest
cities, and there will be few depots
Iowa us equal. The old depot
will be remodeled and used for a
what Bethany's
should be used for, and all it Is fit
Hke to know
Leo* Burhngton is partial to
Leon. But the newspapers of that
aind-the Commercial
frv t6r
Club have
worked incessantly, and they are
reward. Perhaps
been dilatory in the
fl0m now on we
try to do our part. Let the Com
mercial Club awake from i?s slum-
If Leon can
have such a magnificent new depot
Bethany should have a better on
than6 anv^fk
1S reported
from here
than an other station_ along this
fh Bethany that
Q. one hundred
S \es the C. B. & Q.
o« trv?
Mrs. Shy is Thankful.
Hazen, Ark., Nov. 15, 1909.
Editor Reporter—With your per
mission I desire to return my thanks
to the many kind friends through
The Reporter for the shower of beau
tiful post cards received on my birth
day. Nov. 14th. It is sweet to be re
membered in such a way, for remem
brance is the real test of truest
friendship, and I wish you all in re
turn a long life, health and happi
ness. As ever your friend,
Interesting Items of Local Interest
Picked Up by The Reporter.
During the Present Week.
Received His Squirrel Pay.
eral Kirby Smith. At that time Mr. Maryville
Underwood resided at Wilmington, stuck Mt
oth ers
days a force of 200,000 men were
on hand, and Gen. Smith abandoned
his intention of crossing the river and
capturing the city. The minute men
were in the service but four or five
days, and in some manner they were
called -sqi irrel soldiers. They never
thought of claiming pay, but in re
cent years the government has de
sided that all who served were en
titled to one month's pay as a soldier,
$13. Recently Mr. Underwood's at
tention was called to the matter and
he made out his papers and promptly
ceived his pay, the voucher being
stamped "squirrel," but he says if
old Kirby Smith had crossed the
river he would have found a regular
tiger's nest instead of a squirrel
Decatur County Historical Society.
Members of the above named so
ciety please take notice that the an
nual meeting of the association will
convene in the Latter Day Saints'
church at Lamoni, Iowa, Tuesday,
November 23, 1909, at 10 o'clock a.
A full attendance of the member
ship is greatlymesired as there will be
special business transacted, including
the election of all officers, viz: Presi-,
dent, vice-president, secretary, treas- |°f
Lamoni Poultry Show.
The Lamoni Poultry Association
will meet in Lamoni, December 1, 2,
3, next. This will be the third an
nual association. The officers are:
L. Dicky, president C. Howard
White, vice-president W. H. Blair,
secretary Oscar I. Thomas, superin
tendent. T. W. Southard, judge. In
their greeting the officers say: "We
promise fair and courteous treat
ment, and a square deal. Our pre
miums are liberal and we expect hun
dreds of visitors, as our show is free."
This show promises to be one of
the best ever held in this part of
the state. Lamoni is celebrated for
having some of the finest poultry
that can be found anywhere. The
breeders here raising extra fine birds
of the leading varieties of Wyan
dottes, Orpington, Plymouth Rocks,
Rhode Island Reds, Game Leghorns,
etc., etc.
New Rural .Mail Carrier.
Carl M. Reynolds has been appoint
ed rural mail carricr on route No. 5
out of the Leon office releving W. N.
Perdew, who has carried this route
since it was first established, he hav
in? filed h's resignation sonic time
ago. Carrier Perdew made his last
trip Monday, and carrier Reynold:-!
t.jok up ihf- work jeS'lay morning.
Billy Perdew has been one of the
most popular mail boys out of Leon
and has given tlie patrons of his
route the best, of service. The high
price of feed for his team left him
but very little out of his salary, and
of business a
better than
old shack such as disgraces this
town, and which has to be given a
coat of red and green paint every so
often to keep it together. We have
been good-natured about this matter
up to this time, but now we're get
ting mad we're jealous of Leon and
we need a new depot a thousand
times worse than that town ever did
—Bethany Clipper.
Mrs. N. W. Shy.
Bought Another Livery Barn.
Frank Marshall, the new liverman,
last week purchased the brick livery
barn from Zed Gore, and took pos
session at once. He will run both
barns, using the brick barn as a liv
ery and the old Clark barn as a feed
stable. Mr. Marshall has a splendid
equipment of livery stock, and will
make a specialty of feeding and car
ing for tamers' teams.
engage in other work.
Death of John P. Evans.
Mr. John F. Evans, one of the
pioneer and best known residents of
Eden township, died at his home a
few miles south of Leon on Monday,
after a lingering illness. The funeral
services will be held from the home
this (Wednesday) afternoon, inter
nment in the Meek cemetery. A fitting
obituary of this good man will be
published next week.
K. T. Officers.
At the regular meeting of Tripolis
Commandery, Knights Templar last
Thursday evening the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing
E. C.—Dr. F. A. Bowman.
G.—F. A. Gardner.
C. G.—Dr. J. W. Rowell.
P.—Horace Farquhar.
S. W.—W. C. Stempel.
J. W.—H. L. Long.
Treas.—W. A. Boone.
Recorder—J. A. Caster.
St. B.—Ed Alexander.
Sw. B.—L. P. Van Werden.
W.—E. E. Bell.
Sentry—Geo. W. Sears.
Christian Church.
Sunday morning theme,' "The
Victory of Faith." Sunday evening
theme, "No Room for Christ."
See Roe Caster right now if you
want cement building blocks.
Dr. Samuel J. Burnison.
Mr. Henry Underwood, of
Davis City, was in Leon last Friday, thTs union one son, Alonzo, was "born.
United States voucher, which he re-
cently received as pay for service
rendered as a squirrel soldier forty- Smith
nati, Ohio, to protect the city from
invasion by a rebel ioice undei Gen-
Dr. Samuel J. Burnison was born
in Marion county, Ohio, Sept. 3Q,
1846, and died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Cora Pottoroff, of
Denver, Colorado, Nov. 5, 1909, aged 'v
63 years, 1 month and 5 days.
He came to Iowa with his parents
in early days and settled in Decatur
county, Iowa, where he was united in
near marriage to Miss Frances Atha. To"'
ua8hed "1}usual The mother died leaving this child in^I
he hastened to Cincinnati. In a few Abbie Parker, Davis City, Iowa, Mr.-
urer, historian, and four other mem- bereavement.
bers who with the above officers will
constitute the board of directors.
The program has not been fully
arranged, but we can assure that
there will be a program of absorbing
interest to all.
Those expecting to attend from
other places will please notify the
secretary at Lamoni, Iowa, and' pro
visions will be made for their enter
tainment at the homes of resident
members without cost to the visitors.
By order of the vice-president and
Heman C. Smith, Secretary.
August 1, 1867, he wasfS
again united in marriage
seven ears ago. In September, 1862, survives him. To this union eight!:
a call was issued for minute men to children
rally under General Todd at Cmcin-'and
to Ellenfc*
Qsceola, Iowa, who stillST
born, six daughters!,
two sons Mrs. Cora PottoroffM
Colorado, Mrs. Nora Fultz.fell
Lewistown, llu Mrs. Sada
California, Mrs. Ella
Ayr, Iowa, Mrs. Ruth
Davis City, Iowa, Mrs.
Alonzo Burnison, Fay, Okla., Mr.
Edgar Burnison, New Underwood,
S. D., Mr. Charles Burnison, Blythe
dale, Mo. His aged companion and
children survive him except daughter
Ruth, who passed away Aug. 18, 1
1905. He also leaves two sisters
and two brothers, Mrs. J. M. Picker
ing, Leon, Iowa, Mrs. W. T. Kelley,
John and James Burnison, Cawker
City, Kas., are left to mourn his loss.:
In his early days he was converted to
Christ and was a member of the M. E.
church. In his last days he bore his'
suffering with great patience, and ex
pressed a willingness and readiness,
and wanted to go home to rest. He
was well known throughout Decatur
and Ringgold counties, where he haa'jjf
always made his home, and was one^
of the best auctioneers. During the
last 15 years he has devoted much of
his time to veterinary surgery
in which he was ver successful. His
remains were brought to Davis City,
and interment was in the Odd Fel-'-.rj
lows' cemetery. Owing to illness of
the pastor, services were conducted'
by Geo. P. Campbell, on Monday at -i
3 p. m.
For a year after his marriage Mr.-.
Bobbitt resided in New Mexico. They®^'
came to Leon in 1873, and here he
made his home continuously until
his death, being engaged in business
in this city for many years, but for
a number of years he has been con- J:
fined to his home'suffering from dis
ease contracted while in the army.
Creed Bobbitt was one of the jov
ial and popular citizens of Leon, and
although he has been a great sufferer
he bore it with cheerfulness, and
something over a year ago he again
made his appearance on the streets in
an invalid's chair, and he spent many
pleasant hours visiting with his
friends. For several months he has
been gradually sinking, and his death
was not unexpected.
Funeral services were held from Va
the family home on Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Chas. Arthur Coakwell, pastor of the
the Leon cemetery.
The sympathy of the entire com
munity goes out to the sorrowing
wife and daughter in their hour of
.A Mass of Metal to the Mile.
The relaying of the main line of
the C. B. & Q. railroad with heavier
steel, replacing rails weighing 75
pounds to the yard for others weigh
ing 90 pounds to the yard, means an
expenditure that almost staggers the
ordinary man. The new rails are 33
feet long, requiring 320 to one mile
of single track. They weigh 990
pounds, so that the rails for a mile
of track will weigh 316,800 pounds,
or over 158 tons. Then there are re
quired 320 fish plates or bars to con
nect the rails, with 630 bolts and
1,280 nuts and nutlocks to fasten
them. There are 20 ties under each
length of rail, making 3,200 to the
mile, and there are four spikes to
hold the rail in every tie, making the
number of spikes necessary in every
mile 12,800. These figures pertain
only to a single line of track and
must of course be multiplied by two
for double track, which the main line
has between Chicago and Red Oak.
The additional steel required for
switches and frogs at stations is
great, the linear length of sidetracks
at ordinary stations running from
three to ten miles. The task of re
placing the trafck without impeding
traffic is a big one and a particular
Marriage Licenses.
Ernest Gibson, Lamoni 19
May H. Bogue, Lamoni. .. v. 18
It'll. Moran, Grand River. A 28
Myrtle M. Gilrea,th, Grand
A Card—We desire to express our A
of the many kind acts
friends in the hour of our sore
Mrs. S. J. Burnison and family.
Creed Bobbitt.
Creed Bobbitt was born in Pulaski
county, Kentucky, August 8, 1843,
died at his home in Leon, Iowa, No
vember 13, 1909, aged 66 years, 3
months and 5 days.
He was the eldest child of Mr. anC
Mrs. Uriah Bobbitt, and at the age of
five years he moved with his parents
to Washington county, Iowa. When
the call of his country came he en-r
listed as a member of Co. C, 5th
Kansas Cavalry, and served three
years in the"service of his country,
and saw much hard service. At the
close of the war he was married to"/?
Miss Catherine Weldon, at Pleasant^?
Hill, Mo., Sept. 1, 18o7. To their^if: '.J
union three daughters were born,
only one of whom is now living, Mrs.
Ollie Thiel, of Tipton, Iowa, who was
with her father and mother during
his last illness.
See F. L. Jenkins for brick.

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