OCR Interpretation


The Leon reporter. (Leon, Iowa) 1887-1930, February 03, 1910, Image 2

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87057096/1910-02-03/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE LEON REPORTER
O. E. HULL,Editor.
LEON, IOWA
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
On© year. $1.50
Six months 76
Three months 40
Entered as second class matter at the
Leon, Iowa, Postoffice
Will' THEY LEAVE THE FARM.
In his speach before the Manu
facturers' Club of Philadelphia,
Secretary Wilson declares that the
present high prices of food products
is not affected by the tariff. He
said: "Some persons, tell us that if
we repeal the present tariff law to let
in foreign products free of duty the
present difficulty will cease. I do
not believe it. Eggs are 35 cents a
dozen in Canadian cities and 60
cents a dozen in some American
cities. The duty is 3 cents a dozen.
What difference would it make
wether you'took off that 3 cents or
not?"
Secretary Wilson pointed out that
the fundamental difficulty was that
the people are leaving the farms to
such an extent that there are not
enough remaining to produce the
food of the increasing population.
The boys and girls of the farm, he
asserted, are being lured away to the
cities, to the factories, and to the
mines, and to too great an extent
the agricultural resources of the
country are being neglected.
He said he was convinced that the
combinations of retailers, wholesal
ers and the like were responsible in
great measure for the keeping up of
prices and. that that same influence
would be sufficient to control the
prices of products brought from oth
er countries, even if the tariff were
removed.
To the ordinary intelligence the
question presents itself: What in
ducements have we to offer to the
young men and women of the coun
try to turn farmer so long as condi
tions exist which admit of prices of
their labor's products being fixed by
combinations of retailers, whole
salers and the like" who are in real
ity the beneficiaries of that labor?
The recent investigations as to high
Prices of meat show clearly that it
is not the farmer or stock raiser who
get the profits but the "retailers,
wholesalers and the like" who have
combined in a trust to force from
the consumers an unnatural and un
heard of price for these commodi
ties. Trusts and combines are the
legitimate children of high tariff
and high tariff is the spoiled darling
of the republican party. As Sena
tor Elkins, of West Virginia, said
the other day, "The republican party
has got to answer to their country
for present conditions and there is
no escape." Just so. The people
are alive to the true state of affairs
as never before and well they may
be.
KENNEDY'S RETIREMENT IS
SLATED.
The Des
'it 'f iV'f •*&,<'$i. wgff
l^V
Moines Register and
The announcement of
.Dawson of the second
Leader says:
Congressman
district that he will ncrt be a candi
date for re-election is the newest de
velopment in the political situation
of the state. It has opened up an
other district for a battle between
the progressive and standpat forces.
While there was discontent in the
second district because of Congress
man Dawson's alignment with the
Cannon faction and while J. A. Han
ley, of Davenport, a progressive, had
announced himself as a candidate
against Dawson, it was not expected
that the fight to unseat the congress
man would be as strong as in the
first, seventh and ninth districts.
The rank and file of the progres
sives, it is believed, are for a fight
all along the line from the governor
down, but the leaders are displaying
a disposition to confine the progres
sive efforts to ousting Representative
Kennedy in the first, Hull in the sev
enth and Smith in the ninth, a:id re
placing them with insurgents. Now
that the second district is opened up
the fight will be carried there, and
the insurgents are confident that the
progressives will carry the district.
Local progressives are of the opin
ion that Congresman jjawson's res
ignation and the opening of the sec
ond district to a contest will aid the
progressive cause in the other three
districts where it is sought to unseat
I annon men. Judge Prouty, the pro
gressive candidate in the seventh
against Captain Hull, stated yester
day that he believed the resignation
of Dawson and the opening up of
that district to a contest will be a
material help in this and other dis
tricts where the factional battle will
be waged before the primaries.
REPUBLICANS FOOLING PEOPLE.
In its treatment of the insurgents
the republican party is but simply
following out the plan it has always
followed heretofore. In its last sev
eral presidential contests the party
has owed its victories to its success
in fboling the people. It has won be
cause it has pretended to fight the
things for which it stood and pre
tended to stand for the things which
it was fighting. And it has had bell
wethers like Roosevelt and LaFolette
and others who, by their allegiance
to republicanism, led, whether wit
tingly or unwittingly, thousands of
deceived voters into the corporation
snainbles.—St. Joe Observer.
WANTS TO HE GOVERNOR.
S. H. Bashor, of Waterloo, has
filed his nomination papers for the
office of governor on the democratic
state ticket and announces that he
will make a vigorous canvass to se
cure the nomination. There is also
talk of Claude Porter, of Centerville,
again being a candidate, and there
are also matiy democrats who want
Jejry Sullivan, of Des Moines as a
candidate this year. It looks as if
Governor Carroll was going to have
a pretty hard time of it to be re
elected this year, especially with the
opposition there is to him in the re
publican ranks, ,'S L'
:r: ifefct. '••tm&mvSsaiSsi
-.^
V^'^5?V
BOARD PROCEEDINGS.
Business Transacted and Claims Al
lowed at the January Session
of Board of Supervisors.
Inventory of County Home.
Stock and produce
on hands Value
Horses, 5 head $ 800.00
Cows, 15 head 600.00
Fat hogs, 56 head 964.00
Brood sows, 7 head 224.00
Male hogs, 1 '25.00
Chickens, 14 dozen 65.20
Grain, hay and feed 676.25
Canned fruits and vegeta
bles 387.00
Lard, 240 pounds. ........ 36.00
Road report of Eden Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909 .41
To amount received from
County Treasurer 901.00
To amount received from
County Treasurer 82.00
Total
Attest:
Total 3,877.45
Receipts from Sale of Farm Products
Hogs $ 600.12
Cattle 271.00
Turnips 8.20
Apples 7.50
Hay 64.25
Cane seed 3.65
Total $954.72
Expenditures.
Salary of steward and help 1,468.18
Groceries 546.04
Dry goods and clothing. 168.71
Drugs and medical supplies 70.22
Repairs and implements. 213.20
Fuel and light 119.50
Miscellaneous accounts. 25 6.98
Total $2,842.83
Road report of Franklin Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1st, 1909
To amount received from
County Treasurer
To amount received from
County Treasurer
To amount transfered from
board of health
$ 983.41
Disbursements.
J. W. Butler, labor
Joe Keller, labor
Alpha Fulton, labor
A. J. Allen, posts
John Ray, labor
W. H. McNalley, labor.
A. J. Fulton, labor and sup
plies
Frank Cox,labor
T. L. Cox,labor
Bowsher & Bowsher, cul
verts
Farquhar & Sons, spikes.
A. D. Doolittle, labor
A. W. Cox, labor
J. S. McCalla, labor
C. E. Chastain, labor
Alva Cox, labor
W. H. Jones, labor
S. Manchester, labor
A. S. Gardner, lumber.
Geo. Evans, lumber
J. J. Fuller, labor
J. A. Marvin, labor
Walter Moore, labor
L. A. Durrell, labor
Dwight Freeman, labor..
J. O. Garner, labor
M. Manchester, per cent la
bor and material
Ernest Doolittle, labor.
Harry Doolittle, labor
Paid by order, labor
H. C. Doolittle, labor
J. W. Still, labor
J. W. Weidner, labor
W. A. Moore, labor
L. D. Parker, labor
D. H. Hubbard, labor
Geo. Sanders, labor
13.47
2.50
5.45
2.00
6.70
.o0
46.85
48.25
6.50
324.90
1.70
24.50
31.25
4.90
8.65
32.00
9.30
17.55
41.00
45.00
1.40
3.65
3.50
18.20
19.25
57.50
63.60
17.70
8.75
362.46
2.62
a.'o.
5.00
2.50
4.50
2.25
5.00
Total .v $1,361.30
Overdrawn December 31,
1909 377.S9
Wayne Gammon,
L. A. Durrell,
T. L. Cox,
Trustees.
Attest:
M. Manchester, Township Clerk.
Road report of Burrell Township.
To amount on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909
To amount received from
County Treasurer
To amount received from
County Treasurer
To amount received from
456.72
County Treasurer. .....
21.79
578.00
110.00
Total $1,166.51
Disbursements.
G. A. McDowell, labor. ... 6.00
A. Dingman, labor. 30.23
E. H. Madison, labor 6.00
Euritt & McLaughlin, labor 2.30
Frazier & Riley, cement. 49.98
E. E. Robb, overseer. .". ... 116.96
R. W. Robb, labor 29.87
James Butcher, overseer. 121.80
F. W. Sellers, labor 2.25
Jay Sellers, labor 1.00
John Sellers, lumber. ..... 12.40
C. J. Norman, labor 2.00
H. M. Quigley, labor 1.80
G. W. Smith, labor 4.50
W. E. Butcher, labor 16.25
Claudy Butcher, labor 19.50
E. E. Robb, overseer 27.36
Ed Martin, labor 26.87
H. Orfield, labor. 12.25
J. E. Cozad, cash to Elli3. 5.00
J. C. Cozad, overcheck. 23.33
W. M. Bruner, labor 1.62
State Savings Bank 20.00
Total $1,069.41
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 97.10
John E. McClaran,
O. E. Black, Township Clerk.
Road report of Fayette Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909
Received from County
Treasurer, .April
Received from County
Treasurer, October
Received from sale of
grader
Received from Lamoni for
rent
Transfered from general
fund ......
By cash paid for tools and
machinery
By cash paid road superin
tendents
By cash paid for labor.
By cash paid for lumber.
By cash paid hardware.
By cash paid for sand.
By clerk's percentage
53.83
170.00
970.00
62.15
Total $1,255.98
Disbursements.
By cash paid for tools and
machinery 10.00
By cash paid for road sup
erintendents 293.00
By cash paid for labor. ... 690.54
By cash paid for lumber.. 226.04
By cash paid for hardware 10.93
Total $1,230.51
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 25.47
C. C. Waters,
J. H. Nish,
J. F. Garber,
Trustees.
Attest:
W. H. Davis, Township Clerk.
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1910.
H. M. Quigley,
F. W. Sellers,
Trustees.
3.26
595.00
52.00
5.00
5.90
.11
Total $
661.27
Disbursements.
2.10
245.67
300.77
67.09
5.05
5.20
34.47
Total $ 660.35
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 .92
J. C. Danielson,
W. A. Grenawalt,
Bert Hutchcroft,
Trustees.
Attest:
I. A. Smith, Township Clerk.
Road report of Center Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1st, 1909 $ 00.00
Received from County
Treasurer, April 1,032.48
Received from County
Treasurer, October 84.00
Received from other
sources 2.10
Total
$1,118.58
Disbursements.
W. C. Brown, superintend
ent
P. C. Morgan, superintend
ent
W. C. Brown, labor.
S. C. Downey, labor
J. Halverson, labor
J. M. Osborn, labor
Frank Lewis, labor
George Cartwright, labor.
J. H. Harris, lumber
T. W. Ballew, lumber
A. E. Rumley, lumber
C. S. Rumley, lumber
D. F. Long, lumber
A. J. Wells, lumber
Jesse Stevens, lumber
Wm. Crichton & Son, hard
ware
W. W. Craig & Son, smith
ing
Bowsher & Bowsher, cul
verts
S. W. Sears, Clerk's per
centage
Overdraft January 1, 1909
205.80
111.00
142.10
52.25
216.45
5.00
2.00
3.50
85.11
24.59
1.00
6.30
4.00
23.50
7.50
9.00
4.45
134.25
22.33
Total $1,198.85
Balance overdrawn Decem
ber 31, 1909 90.85
•, L. D. Garber,
P. C. Morgan,
Alvah Woodmansee,
Trustees.
Attest:
S. W. Sears, Township Clerk.
Road report of Ulooinin^ton
Township.
To balance on hand Jan
uary 1st, 1909 240.69
To amount received from
Treasurer, April 683.00
To amount received from
Treasurer, October 105.00
Total $1,028.69
Disbursements.
Paid for tools, machinery,
etc 199.75
Paid road superintendents 244.71
Paid labor 274.93
Paid for lumber and posts.. 194.45
Paid for tiling 27.50
Total $ 941.34
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 87.35
C. W. Beck,
John W. Toney,
D. Gentry,
Trustees.
Attest:
Charles R. Piercy, Township Clerk.
Road report of Richland Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909
To amount received from
lumber 2.80
T. M. Riddle, for lumber. 5.21
S. A. Vaughn, for labor. 1.50
Bright & Cox, for nails 1.37
John Beckwith, for black
smithing 4.50
P. E. Hutchinson, for posts 2.00
E. H. Carver, per centage 15.34
S. K. Karns, for labor. 43.20
P. A. Lewis, for labor. 17.50
A. P. Bethards, for labor. 3.00
Mart Newlin, for labor. ... .75
Total $ 734.88
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 32.12
Road report ol' Hamilton Township.
To amount received from
County Treasurer 40 0.00
To amount received from
County Treasurer 106.18
Total $ 506.18
Disbursements.
By cash paid for tools and
machinery 46.65
By cash paid for road
superintendents 238.66
By cash paid for labor. ... 101.48
By cash paid for lumber. 10.07
By cash paid for culverts. 109.32
Total $ 506.18
,. C. E. Morey,
M. E. Gammill,
O. J. Hill,
Trustees.
Attest:
A. A. Williams, Township Clerk.
Road report of Morgan Township.
To balance on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909 14.01
To amount received from
County Treasurer, April 324.00
To amount received from
County Treasurer, Oct
ober 60.00
To amount received from
County Treasurer, Oc
tober 37.00
To amount received from
poll tax list 205.00
Total $ 640.01
Disbursements.
By cash paid for tools and
machinery 4.75
By amount paid road sup
erintendents 140.50
By amount paid for labor. 192.45
By amount paid for lumber 25.36
By poll tax paid in labor. 205.00
Total $ 568.06
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 71.75
H. Petty,
M. L. Logan,
Trustees.
G. A. Smallwood, Township Clerk.
Attest:
Road report of High Point. Town
ship.
To amount on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909
To amount received from
County Treasurer, April
To amount received from
County Treasurer, Oc
tober
To amount received from
poll tax lists
138.72
1
321.19
Treasurer, April
To amount received from
Treasurer, .October....
To amount received from
poll tax 3.00
To amount received from
sale of tiling 8,60
806.30
70.30
Total $1,209.39
Disbursements.
By cash paid tor tools and
machinery 4.7c
By cash paid road superin
tendents 201.00
By cash paid for labor. 327.80
By cash paid for lumber. 312.54
By cash paid for tiling. 145.86
Total $ 991.90
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 $ 217.49
G. W. Grim, Sr.,
Grant Young,
Marshall Burchett,
Trustees.
Attest:
Geo. Foland, Township Clerk.
Road report of Woodland Township.
To balance overdrawn Jan
uary 1, 1909 11.56
To amount received from
County Treasurer 767.00
Total $ 767.00
Disbursements.
A. P. Coontz, lumber..... 122.40
H. L. Coontz, order 11.56
Farmers & Traders State
Bank for 1908 42.50
Bowsher & Bowsher, 4
scrapers 24.00
A. W. Bryson, for labor. ... 152.00
Emmett Bryson, for labor 13.85
F. C. Bryson, for labor. ... 10.00
E. E. Elsey, for labor. ... 187.50
F.. G. Gammill, for labor... 5.60
J. A. Adair, for labor.*.. .v 10.00
N. S. Beavers, for nails and
wire 5.80
Bert Adair, for labor. .i 52.50
Mark Riddle, for labor and
NAME OF FUNDS
State
Corunty
County road
County school
Township road
School house
Teachers'
Contingent
Bridge
Pauper
Insane
Soldier's relief ..
Corporation ....*..
Sinking
Board of health
Cemetery
County Institute ..
Park
State University
State College
State Normal
Temporary school
Permanent School
Electric light
Library
Sidewalk
Domestic animal
Bond
County insane
School house bond
Sewer
Water works ....
General township
*Overdrawn.
207.07
835.00
53.00
172.20
Total $1,26T.27
Disbursements.
To amount paid for tools,
machinery and smith
work 16.70
To amount paid for road
superintendents 306.82
To amount paid for labor. 507.32
To amount paid for lumber 147.92
Total $ 978.81
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 116.26
Geo. Cartwright,
C. P. Beavers,
O. P. Chapin,
Trustees.
Attest:
R. C. Fulton, Township Clerk.
Road report of Grand River Town
ship.
To amount on hands Jan
uary 1, 1909 422.08
To amount received from
County Treasurer 300.00
To amount received from
County Treasurer 626.46
Total $1,348.54
Disbursements.
Hayes Swisher, lumber. 66.65
W. H. Baker, labor 40.40
L. M. Andrew, labor. 10.00
E. L. Millsap, labor 3.75
Grand River Local, adver
tising ,50
F. L. Bedier, spikes 4.30
W. H. Baker, labor 81.15
Kimball Lumber Co, lum
ber 1 60.28
Wood Binning, steel tubes 18.00
Cliff Shaw, repair grader. 4.00
H. W. Drew bolts for
grader .20
Ernest Street, labor 10.00
L. M. Frost, labor 22.00
Geo. Bryant, labor 5.5o
Austin Western Grader
road tools 213.00
R. Baker, labor 52.50
L. M. Andrew, labor 8.75
W. *H. Baker, labor 144.55
S. Beck, labor 2.00
R. C. Chaney, labor 13.50
E. Street, labor 7.50
Thomas Bryan, labor. 4.50
M. Bronson, freight on
grader 13.32
"C. O. Andrew, labor 10.50
M. L. Naylor, labor 19.50
Chas. Sanders, labor...... 3.00
L. M. Frost, labor 12.00
F. J. Bryant, labor 6.00
A. Noble, labor 30.50
Thos. Bryan, labor. 7.50
J. Joy, labor 6.00
W. H. Campbell, labor. ... 9.25
Chas. Sanders, labor 3.00
Monmouth Tube Co., tubes 68.00
W. W. Evans, labor 2.25
T. L. Hembry, labor 1.50
F. F. Bedier, latoor 2.75
W. H. Akers, labor 8.00
John Baker, per centage. 18.53
M. Bronson, labor 12.00
C. W. Kelley, labor 8.00
Kimball Lumber Co., lum
ber 9.45
A. A. Miller, labor 1.50
W. H. Baker, labor......'" 52.70
1 Total.-. .$1,078.28
Balance on hands Decem
ber 31, 1909 270.26
The Park Hotel is serving a spec
ial Sunday dinner. Try them once
and you will become a regular cus
tomer. ..
O N I I O N O E E A O N E A S
A N A I 1 9 1 0
'C C5 a
O
rH rH
a to
31,
•a
a)
iO
a
O
13
3
•-i
S3
O
114.84
& 8344.37
14668.48
2935.44
2256.97
1925.78
2550.03
23949.66
5619.78
7740.52
2173.14
3983.48
387.10
3154.36
366.39
246.37
436.96
426.50
248.06
386.91
386.90
193.41
1796.9.5
9566.25
§51.28
293.34
123.24
473.84
3760.54
940.16
590.19
144.11
675.24
*6553.45
1739.09
2109.65
,3000.63
142.41
8283.57
1859.51
2828.19
*4142.46
5563.57
1038.35
1474.44
284.11
*132.23
122.77
197.95
6.21
5.99
5.98
3.00
1882.47
15655.84
567.17
281.47
.08
1408.80
9529.33
1262.36
202.83
171.58
5.70
.18
We, S. H. Covington, S. P. Wiley, and A. B. McClaran, the Board of Sup
ervisors of Decatur County, State of Iowa, hereby certify that the above and
foregoing is a correct Balance Sheet and Statement of the Collections and
Disbursements by E. G. Monroe, Treasurer, during the time therein specified,
as per Receipts and Vouchers surrendered, and his and the County Auditor's
Ledger of Revenue Accounts Examined and Approved by us this 14th day
of January, 1910.
I, E. G. Monroe, Treasurer of said county, do hereby certify that the
above and foregoing is a full and correct Statement of Revenue Collected
and Disbursed by me since last Settlement, being from June 1st, 1909, to
January 1st, 1910.
I, J. V. Lemley, County Auditor of Decatur County, Iowa, do hereby cer
tify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct Statement of Revenue
as Collected and Disbursed by Treasurer, as shown by Balance Sheet filed
in my office this 14th day of January, 1910.
T3
a
aj
oS
,-Pj
,0
03
H,'
Good Bread
More of it
That's what you get
from every sack of
Zephyr Flour.
Read the Guaranty.
We don't ask you to take our word
for it". We don't ask you to risk any
money on it.
Prove it to your satisfaction. Order a
sack of Zephyr Flour today. Use it—down
to the middle of the sack.
If it doesn't make the very best bread you ever turned out
—If it doesn't make as many loaves to tlie sack as any flour
you ever used
—Your dealer will take back the remaining 24 pounds and return to
you the full price of the sack, charging you nothing tor what you
have used.
Zephyr Flour
is made exclusively from the best grade of Kansas hard wheat—
the richest in gluten.
That's the breadmaking part of wheat.
That's why Zephyr goes the furthest.
You can get it of the following:
.1. A. CASTER, Leon
G. M.MILLER, Gnrdeu Grove
SCOTT & McCLARAN,Davis City
LLOYD & McLALGHLIN, Decatur
MUVWWVWWMWWimmiWUWUUWIWMWmWMMMMUUUWWVWUVWI^
What Bank Service Means
Each customer's business receives the attention
of our officers, these men of experience can make
your matters more exact.
Whatever part of your business that comes
through this bank is carefully inspected. This is a
safeguard for you, the chances of error are lessened.
Your business is reflected' on the'welfare of the bank.
Our officers are interested in the bank's customers.
We invite you to become one of our satisfied
customers and we seek the opportunity'to explain
our service in detail. iO
farmers & Traders State Bank
Capital [and Surplus $66,000
THOS. H. BROWN
SUCCESSOR TO
BROWN BR.OSv & BALLINGER
5 BROWN BK.OS. & BALLINGER.
I Live Stock Commission Merchant
Reference Rooms I. K. & L. Exchange Building
9 llAOAllhliiiti Rmaa a IS^_ Dx. -I. »/_„ ai A
Rosenbaum Bros. & Co. Union Stock Yards, Chicago. 2
MMNtMHtMMNMMNItMHNtMaNMNM
0
CQ
8313.55
23533.24
3506.88
3139.12
4324.73
2217.33
23720.95
6129.51
13456.55
8015.05
2230.91
296.81
3989.40
610.05
454.02
507.49
411.50
200.00
385.62
385.61
192.76
2415.07
14974.98
1325.02
554.04
1.00
255.37
1365.71
1.42
740.52
305.08
558.98
.09
145.
66
76
65
50
68
11
28
78
84
91
14
64
40
45
65
24
95
41
28
27
65
36
11
43
77
24
27
16
10
50
53
96
09
*8854.
167.
1227.
601.
475.
8512.
1249.
*2887.
*5841.
7316.
1128.
649.
40.
*207.
52.
212.
53.
7.
7.
3.
1264.
10247.
93.
20.
122.
1627.
11924.
2201.
52.
10.
121.
S. COVINGTON, County Board
A. B. McCLARAN, I of
S. P. WILEY, Supervisors.
E. G. MONROE, Treasurer of Decatur County, Iowa.
J. V. LEMLEY, County Auditor.
We Guarantee^
every- sick" of 2 yjr
Flour. It vvifi-r,atisfyyou ami
it wijl prxi-dijce^.as?jjrfany
laaves of/bro'ad per' sac.k-'
as any Iq.UT^Qryfo.u'r gro.ce.r
11 ire fu.n d^your IV1 ae,y
eOWERSOCK
iviu-LS'i Power-cp
&
i'1-""
1

xml | txt