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AN ALL NIGHT SERVICE
leon Electric Co. will Install a Con
thiwns Day aud Night Electric
Service on January 1st.
"When Messrs Smith & Johnston,
the proprietors of the Leon Electric
Go. purchaser the electric light plant
in Leon lees than a year ago, we said
they were hustlers and thoroughly
Tip-to-date, and they have proven
that they are not only hustlers but
boosters. The first thing they did
was to commence improving both
the plant and the service. They did
not ask any special favors, but pro
ceeded to give us the kind of ser
vice we wanted and the business has
shown a wonderful increase. They
first extended the night service to 1
-o'clock, and started the morning ser
vice at 6 o'clock, then without any
fus they quietly installed new ma
chinery and last August put on a full
day service and quite a number of
motors and other electric machinery
are now in use. And now they an
nounce another big improvement to
take effect with the new year, a
continuous all night service. Elec
tric current will be available for
lights and power continuously from
Sunday afternoon to the following
Sunday morning. Leon should feel
proud of her splendid electric light
plant, and proud of the enterprise of
the owners They have spent thous
ands of dollars in making improve
ments since locating in Leon, and
they are not through yet by any
means. They have great faith in
®§g the future of Leon and are not afraid
to spend their money. There is not
l,V another town in the whole state of
Iowa which has as good service as
Leon, and we trust that the patrons
of the company will duly appreciate
T'V their efforts and use as much electric
current as possible. The company is
entitled to the hearty support of all
lip* our citizens.
Death of William T. Cole.
The following account of the' death
of Wilnam T. Cole, a highly esteem
ed citizen of Plattsmouth, Neb., is
taken from the Plattsmouth Evening
Journal. The deceased was a cousin
of both Mr. and Mrs. J. Hoffhines of
this city, and his daughters, Misses
Verna and Lillian Cole, have fre
quently visited in this city:
The funeral of the late William T.
Cole was held yesterday afternoon
and was very largely attended, there
being a great many of the friends of
this respected citizen present to p&y
a last mark of respect to the deceas
ed. There were a great many .floral
marks Of respect and esteem laid
upon the bier, the tribute of a large
circle of sorrowing friends.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. John T. Baird, for so
many years the pastor of the de
ceased. Rev. Baird preached a most
eloquent sermon, one filled to the ut
most with lessons drawn from the
useful life of the departed, and full
of kindly courage for the bereaved
family. Rev. Baird spoke with much
feeling and pathos in thus perform
ing the last service for one so long
his friend and so faithful in his
christian devotion to the church.
There were a number of musical se
lections, they being the hymns which
the deceased had~eo well liked dur
ing his life,,time. Despite the roads,
there was a long line! of carriages
forming the cortege to Oak Hill,
where the remains were laid to rest
beside his sons who had preceded
him to the better land.
Married Sixty Years.
Last Thursday was the sixtieth
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. P. Givens of this city, and it is
also the 81st birthday of Mr. Givens.
Their daughter, Mrs. W. T. Coons,
prepared an excellent dinner for
them as a surprise and quietly in
vited in a number of their old friends
to help them enjoy it, and a most
pleasant day was spent. Mr. and
Mrs. GivenB were married in Dark
county, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1849. They
came west in 1851 and located in
Muscatine county and in 1854 came
to Decatur county, where they have
sinee, resided. There are but very
few couples who live to celebrate
their sixtieth wedding anniversary,
and the many friends of Mr. and
Urs. Givens extend their congratula
tion and the wish that they may en
joy many more years of wedded life
together.
M. Mayer Retires From the Clothing
Business.
g* Mr. M. Mayer, the veteran clothier
whov. has been in business in Leon
for thirty-five years, has retired, hav
ing sold his stock to D. O. Davison,
of Coppock, Iowa, who will close out
a part of the stock at bargain price's
and then move the balance from the
city. Mr. Davison also purchase the
stock of goods in this city owned by
Abe Wells. He is engaged in the
mercantile business at Coppock, and
will probably take the stock there.
Mr. Mayer will take a well earned
reBt from the active cares of busi
ness, and later will engage in the
wool and hide business.. He will be
found at the store for a few days
with his books and requests all those
whom he has accommodated with
credit to call at once and make set
tlement so he can close up his busi
ness.
A Good Farm for Sale
120 acres, less than 2 miles, from
Decatur. Would consider some trade.
State what you have and write Box
117, Decatur, Iowa. ..
Corn for sale aear Blockley.' See
0. B. Gardner.
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New Court Coses.
W. L. Barry vs. J. R. Gardner, suit
is on a note for $52, and an attach
ment is asked against the property
of the defendant. E. H. Sharp, at
torney for plaintiff.
W. H. Lloyd vs. T. F. Williams
and Tomv Lake, suit is brought to
collect-1400'due-on. two notes. M.
Woodard, attorney for plaintiff.
C. D. Throckmorton vs. Leon
Opera House Co. Plaintiff sued be
fore Justice C. W. Beck on a claim
for use of moving picture films at
Cainsville and when the case was
tried a jury returned a verdict in
favor of plaintiff for 96.75, and from
this the defendant has appealed to
the district court. A. P. Olsen attor
ney for plaintiff, Marion Woodard
attorney for plaintiff.
Stephen Owens vs. Eliza Smith.
Plaintiff secured a judgment before
Justice C. W. Beck for $99.90 on-a
claim for a team, wagon and harness
which he claimed were unlawfully
taken frotit him by defendant. The
defendant has appealed to the dis
trict court. Marion Woodard attor
torney for plaintiff, S. A. Gates for
defendant.
Alice J. Marble vs. Orville B.
Marble et al. Plaintiff asks for an or
der to sell certain real estate which
plaintiff and defendant jointly own.
C. W. Hoffman attorney for plaintiff.
L. C. HlnkBt vs. Asa P. Bethards.
Plaintiff asks for an injunction re
straining defendant from erecting a
boundary fence on their adjoining
lands en a different place from where
the partition fence has'been located
for years. C. W. Hoffman and S.
Varga attorneys for plaintiff.
Wm. H. Wilson, executor, vs. B.
F. Sutherlin et al. Suit is brought to
forclose a mortgage given to secure a
note for $1000. Wilson, Guirk & Wil
son and V. R. McGinnis attorneys for
plaintiff.
Charles Gorsline et al. vs. G. L.
Shaw et al., action to quiet title to
real estate. S. Varga attorney for
plaintiff.
F. M. Walker vs. A. Walker.
Plaintiff brings suit on a note for
$297 and an account for cash fur
nished amounting to $1,200, and
asks for a writ of attachment against
the .property of the defendant. C.
W. Hpffti&an. attorney, for pontiff.
John D. Young vs. Lotta Rhodes
et al. Plaintiff asks for a decrees
quieting his title to certain real es
tate. S. Varga attorney for plaintiff.
#. Rew vs. Grace Rew. Plaintiff
adks for a decree of divorce on the
grounds of desertion and cruel and
inhuman treatment. They were mar
ried at Lamoni August 14, 1902, and
MtGa together until November 20,
1907. A. P. Olsen attorney for
plaintiff.
Marie Buffum vs. J. M. Buffum.
Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce
and the custody of their son, Leroy
Buffum who is sixteen years old, on
the grounds of desertion. They were
married at Lamoni August 18, 1892,
aud lived together until "March 31,
1906. A. P. Olsen attorney for
plaintiff.
Austin Olsen et al. vs. Maude Jud
son et al. The parties are the heirs
of Mrs. Matilda Olsen and ask for a
decree confirming their shares in the
estate and that it be sold and the
proceeds divided among the heirs. A.
P. Olsen attorney for plaintiff.
J. L. Harvey vs. J. R. Gardner et
al. Suit is brought to foreclose a
mortgage given to secure a note for
$125 dated March 29, 1906. J. W.
Harvey & Son attorneys for plaintiffs
Marion S. Hullinger et al. vs. Eliz
abeth Downey et al. The parties are
the heirs of D. J. Hullinger deceased,
and ask that his estate be sold and
divided among the heirs. C. W. Hoff
man and J. W. Harvey & Son at
torneys for plaintiffs.
William. Malone vs. W. H. Rice.
The plaintiff is a real estate agent at
Adair, and sues the defendant for a
commission of $500 teamed by sell
ing Canada land and securing a farm,
in Decatur county in exchange. J.
p. Myerly attorney for plaintiff.
Moore & Bryant "Juniors."
Now, you think you are going to
read about a new cigar, but you are
not. The enterprising firm of
Moore & Bryant brought Bob Shaw
yer here a week or two ago to work
in the factory and thus increased
the population of the town by .five.
Last Friday morning Johnny Bryant
called up the store from home to ex
plain the fact that he wasn't down in
time to sweep out, and talking
through the receiver because he
could not get liis head down to the
mouth piece of the telephone, in
.formed (he^.fplks ttug a.so^.and heir
had arrived in the early, hours of the
day and he could not condescend to
appear among, them. Now Barl
Moore and wife were at Leon, and
along about three in the afternoon a
message was received by wireless
that he had a son, only eight hours
younger than his partner's. The
Sentinel editor had submitte.d a
sketch of a label for a new brand of
cigars entitled "The Moore & Bryant
Juniors," bearing a place for a pic
ture of Moore Jr., and Bryant Jr.,
and if they decide to put them out at
once doubtless each can find some
cherubic face that will }o as well
and that "you couldn't tell the dif
ference," to use until the boys get
big enough to hold a session with
the photographer.—Osceola Sentinel.
Methodist Notes.
The pastor will preach a New
"V ears sermon next Sunday morn
ing. Preaching in the evening also,
anu an ucher services at the usual
hours.
Miss Lovina Stover, who is attend
ing the Leon high school, went to her
home at Pleasanton last Thursday
to spend the hplt^y vacation.
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A FARMERS' INSTITUTE
Combined with Teachers' and Pat
rons' Meeting to be Held at
leon on Jan. 5 to 8,1910.
"Wednesday, 1:90 p. m.
Music.
Invocation—Rev. J. L. Boyd.
Address of Welcome—Mayor S
Gates.
Discussion led by E^H. Sharp.
Thursday, 3p. nr. 'r-P
Music. ,.
"SoIIb"—A. H. Snyder, Ames.
"Preparing and Holding Farm
Sales"—Riley Buchanan.
10 a. m.-' „-.-J.,
Music:
Paper on "Sheep"— James Cress
«'ell. \yY'
Discussion—G. W. Baker.
Paper on "Poultry Raising"—Mrs.
8. P. Rogers.
Friday, 1:80 p. m.
"Stock Judging"—M. L. Mosher,"
Ames.
Friday JSvening, 7:80 p. m.
Declamatory Contest—Names of
contestants given later.
j. Piano Solo—Miss Afton Hembrey.
IV'Tfctchinlf,-
a
Music.
Devotional—Rev. Coak,welt.'
"The Most Important Phase In
Teaching History"—Miss Edna Gam
ble.
Discussion-—Miss Nora Rogers,
Miss Elizabeth Boyd.
"Nature Stud*-~ sin the Rural
Schools"—Miss '"i Carry.
Biscusaion—^eir£piom*ce TBomp^
son, Mr. Garvin KraW cheater.
Music.
"The Practical Value of Latin"—
Miss Lucy Ilsley.
Discussion—F. P. Heed, Brvln
Spencer.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Music.
"What Apparatus is Needed in the
Rural School?"-^-Miss SusieC. Har
off.
Discussion—Miss Alrina Jennings,
Miss Mary Davis.
The following special, prizes have
been offered: ..
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KSTABLI8HED 1854. LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1909. ^MMiyivOL XXXV NO. 1U.
A.
Response—A. H. Metier.
"Domestic Science"—Miss Nfeale
S. Knowles, Ames.
Thursday, 10 a._m.
Music.
"Orchard and Fruit Growing"—
John Garber.
"Silos"—A. E. Cottqrill.
Trade of a Profes­
sion Which?"—U. S. Webber.
Discussion—Miss Susie Wade, Miss
Nellie Mjillin.
"Is the Product of our Public
Schools .Equal to the Product of our
Fathers'?"—R. H. Griffith.
Discussion—Miss, Ella Grogan, Mr.
John W. Burkhart.
Violin Solo—Miss Ona Riley.
"What Should the Schools Accom
plish for our County, and How This
may be Done"—W. B. Owens.
Discussion—J. M. Davis, J. C. Duf
field.
At the conclusion of the afternoon
program a principal's meeting will be
held to arrange for the declamatory
contest in March.
Saturday, 0:80 a. in.
Corn. 7
Best ten ears of yellow- corn-—
1st prize, Exchange National-Bank,
$2.00 Farmers and Traders Sank,
$2.00.
2nd prize, Wm. Crichton & Son,
$2.5.0,jg oods out x)f store.
.3rd prize, O.^ E. Hull, one year's
subscription to The Leon Reporter.
Best Bingle ear of yellow corn—
lBt prize, Ed H.Sharp, cash, $1.00.
Sweepstakes on single ear any col
or—
l6t prize, J. A. Caster, one sack of
Eaco flour.
Best ten ears of white corn—
1st prize, W. A. Alexander, rocker,
$3.00 Ogilvie & Gardner, coffee,
$1.00.
2nd prize. Van Werden & Kopp,
one pail stock food, $2.50.
3rd prize, W. F. Lindsey, one year's
subscription to the Decatur County
Jsji&V--
44It
Journal.
Best single ear white corn—
1st prize, Myers Chemical Co.,
Cholene, $1.00.
Mixed corn, best ten ears—
1st prize, Kraft Clothing Co., J. B.
Stetson hat, $3.00.
2nd prize, Farquhar & Sons,
nickel-plated lantern, $2.50.
'3rd prize, Biradfield & Gardner, one
sack of best fioiir.
Wkeat,
1st prize, Stephen Varga, cash,
$fc:00.
2nd prize, J. R. Conrey & Son, one
sack best flour.
Oats.
1st prize, C. M. Akes, cash, $2.00.
2nd prize, H. L. Long, arctics, lady
or gentleman.
Dairy—Butter.
1st prize, best 3-pound package,
Bell & Robinson, one toilet set, $3.00.
2nd prize, W. C. Stempel & Co.,
one fountain self-filling pen, $3.00.
3rd prize, ,F. N. HanseU,.t pair
otf shoes, men or ladies.
Corn Judging Contest, Boys Twenty
.. Years old and Under.
1st jn^ze, Bradley-Wasson Merc.
Co., one pair of shoes, $4.00...
-2nd prize, Hurst Bros., one parasol,
$3.00.
3i^l pjrize, H. A. Wrifeht, one buggy
whip, Jts25.
Jqliiw,ior January Court.
The count$ ,pflicials entrusted with
the duty of jawing the grand and
trial jurors performed this duty: for
the January terra of court last Fri
day. Court will convene on .Monday,
Jan. 17th, with" Judge H. K. Evans
presiding. The grand jurors are
drawn for service at all four terms
of court to be held daring the year
and the trial jurors are drawn separ-
jurors drawn:
Grand Juror.
J. M. Houston, Decatur.
Frank Mock, Bloomington.
L. T. Greenland. Richland.
S. 8. Keown, NewJhida.
John Chastain, Caster.
J. E. McClaran, Barrcll.
E. S. Buffum, Lerqgr.
G. L. Terry, Franklin.
L. L. Richardson, Sigh Point.
John Baker, Grand P.iver.
Trial Inm
A. G. George. Center.
J. W. Mullen, High Point.
Gratton Baker, JfjHgan.
George T. Ogilvle, ieon.
D. B. Howell, l&anhlin.
Perry Brammer,-.gfeh 1
and.
C. A. .Soles. Stefelsnd.
A Christmas Dream
And by a deed of love bid anxious care depart.
Qne wish I am commanded thee to grant,
Ask what ye will, within thy life I'll plant
That gift, to grow and flourish, blessing thee
As in the wisdow, shown in choosing of the tree.
Then passed before-ine in procession fair-'
The prizes high of life for which men care,
,.Heal th, Wealth, Fame, Beauty, Wisdom, Power,
Hawkins, Jjqbx Creek. -J
F. G. Gammlll. Mongan.s" ~T
W. T. Ashburn, Burrell.
E. W. Fest. Bloomington.
Bart Davis, Garden Grove.
A. Ackerley, Leon.
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•Harry H. Brenizer, Fayette.,,
\V. McLaughlin, Decatur.
J. W. Wordeir, Franklin.
J. C. Hull, Center.
J. L. Trisler, Franklin.
C. M. Henderson, Leon.
J. S. Beavere, Woodland.
L. W. Snowden, High Point.
C. A. Pace, Eden.
E. V. Haines, Richland.
ChrlstiantChurch.
of
at
the
the
Annual business meeting
congregation will be held
church on Friday. A report of all
the different departments of the
church will be given and officers
chosen" for the coming year. Every
one should attend this meeting and
get an Interest in the work. Sunday
morning theme, "The Spirit and the
Churches." Evening tlieme, "Over
come." Thursday evening theme,
"What Difference will the Second
Coming of Christ Make in the
World?" Let us be prompt, at 7:30
o'clock.
Cement blocks are cheaper and
better than brick for foundations.
See Roe Caster, jr., for anything in
this line.
THE GIFT
An Angel visite# my dreams last night,
And, with poised fingers, sought one word to write,
Aud thus to me in accents low and sweet
A message from his Lord and mine he did repeat
is recorded of thee, in t)ie Book
That thou didst fitly render," by a look"
Of tenderness didst cheer an aching heart
Gift of expression true, that Heaven implanted
"V' flower.
Each for the moment held its charm for me,
While o'er the last I bowed most tenderly,
Then to the Angel hovering above
I whispered, and he, smiliusr, wrote the one word
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... —A. L. CURRY
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PASSING OF A PIONEER
Mrs. Cnos Davis, Who Taught the
First School in Decatar County,
Has Gone to Her Reward.
Mary Anthony Davis, daughter of
Isaac and Parneil Marium Anthony,
was born December 3, 1823, in Pax
ton, Worcester county, Massachu
setts, and died December 23, 1909,
at the home of Mrs. Mary. Craigo,
in Leon, Iowa, at the age of 86 years,
and 20 days.
Her parents were of Scotch and
English descent, their ancestry dat
ing to John Anthony, who came from
England to Rhode Island in 1716.
She in early years lived at Worcester,
Massachusetts, and attended school
there afterwards removing to Roches
ter, New York, where she entered a
preparatory school known as a Col
legiate Institute, and afterwards at
tended Union College, where she
graduated with highest honors. She
then returned to Worcester, Mass.,
where she conducted the first ladies'
•seminary in-the United States. Her
father then moved .to Ontario, .In
diana, where she taught several
terms of school, and here she was
married on April 26, 1843, to Enos
ately for each term tff courtv The Mrs. Davis was the pioneer school
following are the Brand and trial teacher of Decatur county, teaching
Davis, the ceremony being performed
by Rev. Wm. Jones, a Presbyterian
minister. Not being satisfied with
their home they started west, travel
ing overland, to seek their fortune in
the then far west. They settled in
Decatur county in Garden Grove
townBhip, where they resided for
sixty years. This was in 1848, when
only a few families lived in that sec
tion, and they were all Mormons,
the first public school for a distance
of several counties east, west, north
and south. They borrowed four
lights of glass from a Mormon lady
who was taking them to Salt Lake
City. They made a puncheon floor,
stuck legs into split logs for seats,
built a stick and mud chimney, and
thus made a school house in their
primitive western home.
In 1853 the first school district
was formed at Garden Grove, the
school, at that time being, taught in
a private house and some of the
scholars came a distance of four
miles to attend. Mrs. Davis drew
the first money $94, from the school
fund of Dcatur county, it being her
salary for teaching the Garden Grove
school. What a wonderful change
haa taken places since Bhe came to
pits' county. Mr. and Mrs. Davis
were also the first family to manu
facture cheese in Decatur county,
this being In 1854, and they were
assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoff
man, parents of attorney C. W. Hoff
man, of Leon.
Four children were born to their
union, Parneil Marium, Homer
Amassa, George E., and C. A. Davis,
Parneil Marium and Homer hav
ing passed away, also her aged
companion, leaving only two sons,
George E., and C. A. Davis, together
with eleven grandchildren, Mrs. W.
J. Wirt and Mrs. Wm. Martin, of
Parsons, Kas., Mary, Edith and Helen
Davis, of Garden Grove, Breta Mar
ium and Fay Davis, of Kansas City,
Mildred and Enos Davis, of Osceola,
ahd Mrs. Abbis Stepflag and Alice
Davis, of Varina, Iowa, to mourn her
departure.
.Mr. and Mrs. Davis celebrated
their golden wedding on Thursday,
April 26, 1894, and on numerous
other occasions when old friends and
acquaintances came to show their
love and respect for this aged couple.
Mother Davis belonged therefore
to the history of Decatur county. Her
memory is interwoven with the best
affections of many hearts. Coming
to this county in pioneer times, her
home was a hotel to all who came to
the new country to seek fame and
fortune. She was always thoughtful
of the comforts of her guests and
especially to the young men and
women who happened to be guests
at her home. Her whole heart went
out to them, such was the great
motherhood of this good woman. She
encouraged them, comforted them,
cared for them in sickness. No moth
er could have looked more lovingly
after her own than this great hearted
and noble woman did after thoso
who came t? her as strangers. They
never forgot her and never ceased to
love her. They loved her as a moth
er, and revered, her as a saint. In
her last illness her mind frequently
returned to those old home scenes
and the young boys and girls who
came to her as boys and girld, and
who have gone out.and conquered
more than fame and fortune'in this
world, the love and respect of their
fellowmen. And their hearts turned
coward her. Many of thera came to
see her, others sent word to her with
flowers and prayers for her recovery
Newspapers praise the deeds of men
and rear rhetorical monuments to
them after their death, but this wom
an, who lived a life without ostenta
tion, with no desire or ambition but
to do good, to love and serve those
who came in contact with her, to
make earth a heaven and heaven a
realized hope, is more worthy of
them all. She lived in humanity, and
she did what she did in the noble
name of love—love for her own, love
for her friends and love for all man
kind. She belonged to that sturdy
race of pioneer women who have
mothered the west, of which we are
all proud, and whose achievements
have been the wonder of the world.
Newspapers, and historians are too
apt to forget such women as mother
Davis, for too often good deeds are
forgotten' in loud w6rds. But He who
searches for the foundation of the
«M5Syj?T»**
**-h
en like mother Davis. Mrs. Davis
waB
an own cousin pf Susan B.
Anthony, being associated together
in the straggle for woman suffrage.
She was a contributor to several
newspaper and magazines, and was a.
writer of considerable ability.
During her last illness Mrs. Davis
was looked after and cared for by
Mrs. Mary J. Craigo, an intimate
friend of the family. She was per
mitted to go freely about the house
and was perfectly quiet and had no
violent fancies. Her trouble seemed
to be a gradual "wearing out of all
the faculties. She was very fond of
having prayers and old church hymns
of fifty years ago, and often hummed
"Rock of Ages" and kindred old time
melodies. She frequently spoke of
her old home where childhood's hap
piest days were spent. Several days
before her death her brilliant mind
returned and she spoke of the loved
ones gone before and how happy she
would be to meet them on the other
shore. Loving messages were left
to all her friends who had been so
good to her, and especially to her
two granddaughters, Mrs. W. J. Wirt,
and Mrs. Wm. Martin, who were Tin
able to come_to her. Her last re
quest to Mrs. Craigo was, "Leave,
oh, leave me not alone." And so the
pioneer mother of Decatur county
passed peacefully away.
Funeral services were held from
the home of Mrs. Craigo on Friday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. L,
B)oyd, pastor of the Leon M. E.
church, and the remains were taken
to Garden Grove for interment by
the side of her husband who died
November 6, 1908, the services at
the grave being in charge of Rev.
Joe Goodsell, pastor of the Garden
Grove M. E. church. Many beautiful
floral offerings were sent by loving
friends, mute testimony of their love
and esteem for this noble woman.
(Note—It was The
editor's good fortune to be intimate
ly acquainted with mother Davis for |§1P|
more than twenty years, and we
never knew a nobler woman. Until Jk
the infirmities of old age made it '^e
impossible, she was a frequent con
tributor to the columns of this paper,
and many a charming and interest- -f
ing article has been received from.,,
her pen. She had a remarkable
memory and was an accepted author
ity on all subjects relating to the
early history of Decatur county. In
her death we have lost a friend who
was a friend indeed, and one who
was always true blue to her friends.
She surely will be crowned among
the saints in the eternal home above.
Editor.)
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A pretty wedding occurred at the ?.
home of Mr. John McNelly,. oil the
evening of Dec. 22, when Geo, P.
Campbell said the words that united
for life, in marriage, Mr. Bert G'ra-..'
ham, of south of Davis City, and Miss fr
Gertrude L. McNelly, eldest daughter
of John McNelly, 2% miles northeast
of Davis City, in the presence of a
number of invited guests and rela
tives. The ceremony was performed'
at 8 o'clock p. m. After congratula- Vo
tions the happy couple led "the way
into ttye dining room, where supper
was served to all present. i-H'-V
This couple are well and favorably
known to their hosts of friends in
this vicinity, both of them having
been born and raised near-Davis City,
and have resided here all Iheir lives,
and they start out on life's journey pg
with bright prospects and the best
wishes of their many friends.
They were the recipients of many ,
pretty and valuable presents. Beside
the family the following guests were
present: ."V.
Mr. William and Gertrude McNel
ly, of Lamoni Mrs. Mark Stanley
and daughter, of Andover, Mo. Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Graham and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Graham and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Miller and
daughter Macyl, Frank Graham, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Henderson and daugh
ter Sadie, George Skales, Miss Bertha
Henderson, all of near Davis City
Mrs. John Weidner, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hatfield, of near Blockley
Mrs. J. D. Bushong of Pella, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham will reside r"
on his mother's farm, 4 miles south
of Davis City, where he will farm the
coming season, and where they will
be "at home" to their many friends,
A Sunday Wedding,
John Goodman and Miss Elizabeth
Teeter were married last Sunday
-.evening at six o'clock, at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D..U. Teeter, in the east part of towni
Rey. -Requa, pastor of the M. E.
church, performing the -ceremony in
the presence of only a few relatives
aside from the immediate family of
the bride. The ceremony was fol
lowed by a dainty wedding supper.
Mr. Goodman, the groom, is a
substantial young farmer, and owns-.
a productive farm near the town of
Leon, Iowa, where they will make
their home. His bride is one of our
most popular and worthy young peo-,
pie, the daughter of one of our best
families, and withal a most charm
ing young lady. We regret that the
lot of these excellent younp people
is not to be cast in our midst, but the
best wishes of all their friends fol
low them to Leon, whither they de
parted last Tuesday morning.—~
Jasper, Mo., News.
Capt. Gooding's bale Dates.
great deeds and great goodness' City.
ha*? been in the world will I Feb. 22, A. Noble, Kellerton.
flSflxtbera Ut the hearts of euch.wom-^i Feb. 28, Cyrus Creese. Grand River
Dec. 30, W. B. Redman, DeKalh.
Dec. 31, Frank Millard, DeKalb.
Feb. 1, Ed Nichols, Kellerton.
Feb. 7, Bert Ray, Lee.
Feb. 9, Cyrus Crees, Grand River.
Feb. 15, T. A. Sutherlin, Davis

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