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L.H.S. ALUMNI BANQUET
Alumni from 1873 to 1911 Enjoyed a
Banquet and Perfected a Per
The first annuar banquet of the
recently organized Alumni of the
Leon High School was held at the
M. E. Church on Tuesday evening of
this week, there being almoBt one
hundred and fifty guests, each mem
ber of the association being privileg
ed to bring a guest. The banquet
was served in the dining room of
the church by the Woman's Guild,
and it was well served and greatly
enjoyed by those -present.
1 The following was the
I Frozen Cherries
Smothered Chicken Green Peas
1 Creamed Potatoes
.Sliced Tomatoes Pickles
Ice Cream Cake
•Coffee Ice Tea
Prof. A. C. Voelker presided as
toastm aster, and a number of toasts
were responded to. Mrs. Belle Burns
Harvey '74 responded to the toast
"Auld Lang Syne" in her usual orig
inal and humorous style and amused
the recent graduates by telling of
how the commencement exercises
were held nearly forty years ago, the
exercises being held at 9 o'clock in
the morning and were very simple,
and she was married the same even
ing, thus economizing by using the
same dress for a graduating costume
and a wedding gown. Mrs. Ruth
.'Sanger Shumway, '04, of Buena
Park, California, responded to the
"Old Boys of L. H. S." and James
W. Hurst '92, to the "Old Girls of
L. H. S." Miss Hazel Moore '11 gave
a recitation in her usual pleasing
style, and Miss Ella Conrey '99 told
of the "College Graduates of L. H.
S. Alumni." Mayor Jas. P. Harvey
'94 told of the "L. H. S. Celebrities,"
who have made their mark since
leaving school, and Edgar Ketcham
'09 delivered the president's address.
.The L. H. S. Alumni Chorus sang
several songs, and the evening was
most thoroughly enjoyed, it being
almost midnight before they ad
Permanent officers for the coming
year were elected as follows:
Vice President—Victor Ogilvie,
Historian—Mrs. Belle Harvey,
ft A committee-' of five members,
Misses Wynne Cash and Fern Pryor
and Messrs Roland Allbaugh, Leo
Hoffman and Jas. W. Hurst was ap
pointed to prepare a constitution and
by-laws for the association.
It was decided to hold an annual
banquet hereafter, and the officers
Were instructed to arrange for the
banquet in 1912.
A pleasing feature of the evening
was the presentation of a fine set of
solid silver spoons to Prof. A. C.
Voelker by the classes of '08, '09,
*10 and '11, Prof. Voelker leaving
the Leon schools after being in
charge four years. He leaves carry
ing w,ith him the well wishes of
both his pupils and our citizens.
I The following is the roster of the
"I alumni who attended the banquet:
I 1873—C. W. Hoffman.
1874—Mrs. Belle Burns Harvey.
1888—Mrs. Eugenia Sankey, Mrs.
^Esther Varga Coder, Mrs. Charlotte
,• '1891—Opha Clark.
1892—Jas. W. Hurst.
1893—Mrs. Emma Laney Long,
Margaret L. Hurst.
1894—Jas. R. Penniwell.
1895—Mrs. Hattie Haskett Bell.
1897—Mrs. Fannie Gardner Akes.
1898—Mrs. May Waight Penni
well, Mrs. Ellen Waight Warner,
1899—Ella Conrey,» Addie Craw
ford, Frances Clatk.
1900—Mrs. Sada Forbes Stout,
1901—Mrs. Blanche Allen Morris,
Mrs. Sada Penniwell Lindsey, Roe
Caster jr., Fay Eaton, Mrs. Delia
HIT, Cherrington Mcintosh.
1902-—Mrs. Jessie Waight Atz,
Mrs. Marian Stookey Wasson, Mrs.
Myma Cesler Williamson", Mrs. Ethel
m§ Cruikshank Cooley, Lyda Epperley,
lift^ Grace Wallace.
1903—R. I. Benefiel, Mabel Chase,
H'^Ed Farquhar, Albena Crawford.
1904—Mrs. Ruth Sanger Shum
way, Dr. Fred H. Penniwell, Corde
lia Wallace, Mrs. Helen Gardner
rilfS 1906—Fern Pryor, Lucille Alex
1907—Josephine Cooney, Mrs.
'Arta Forbes Jenks, Ruth Conrey.
1908—Ruth Chase, Himena Hoff
•man, Earl Gardner, Roland Allbaugh,
1909—Helen Deck, Herman Deck,
W lSdgar Ketcham, Wynne Cash.
1910—Minnie Harris, Ethel Beck,
^Treda Teale, Leo Hoffman, Victor
.Ojfilvie, Eunice Long, Raymond
1911—Alta Hart, Ralph Sears,
Samuel A. Hamilton, Olive Bright
sfef,€?/Hazel Moore, Ronald Monroe, Mary
Hdgington, Ralph Edgington.
IPm. H. Fletcher, Decatur 33
Mary Tullis, Decatur 22
Sfilo F. Lee, Leon. 22
Vera G. Cox, Leon 18
Otis E. Erb, Weldon 28
..Minnie Wallace, Weldon....... 25
For the best auto oil and batter
Jia se* p. A. Wright.
Winnie E. Shira, Ralph Thompson, I struck by lightning, the bolt taking
Friday, there being a representative
attendance at the meeting. The Re
porter,Mian slipped away to attend
the meeting and hobnobbed with the
fraternity for a couple, of days, as
well as having our ugly.mug printed
in all of the Des Moines papers along
Ft. Dodee Messenefir nf Tnn» 91 at
A New Tire Setting Machine.
W. W. Craig & Son, the up-to
date blacksmiths of this city, are con
stantly adding new machinery to
their already well equipped shop.
Call at their shop on Commercial
SDd 866 the maCtine in
Editors j^y HQJ fjffl
The Southern Iowa Editorial As
sociation held their summer meeting
at Des Moines last Thursday and
Tom Judd the ticket aeent of tho
Chicago Great Western railroad has
been promoted to thTnosm™ of
men, but by many patrons of the
road who have been impressed with
his courtesy and conscientious work.
Is the Dope
Many friends of Tom Judd, who oCsa moderate rains,
was for some time operator at the
Burlington depot in Leon, will be
pleased to hear of another good pro- \°c
motion which he received last week.
Tom has been making rapid progress
since he went to work lor the Great
headquarters at Des -Moires. -The
it. There is no burnt 6f charred gress as July goes out It is cen-
Five Feet of Coal at Princeton.
coal was found at a depth of 486 feet.
Other holes will be drilled at once
House Struck by Lightning.
During the severe stofm last Fri
day evening the house on the farm
of Will Honn, south of town, was
effect on the kitchen chimney, tear-
ing the chimney down, some shingles
off and the weatherboarding, and
no effect of the shock, neither was
the house set on fire. It was, how-
ever, filled with smoke.-—Garden
For Sale—One practically new
2 horse power, air cooled gasoline
engine. Inquire at B. W. Teale's
HlckS, the St«
Lonls Weather Prophet Hands
for the Coming Month.
July is to be hot and dry with
numerous storms, according to the
predictions of Hicks, the St. Louis
with King George and other celeb-' weather prophet. He says:
rities. The editors were royally A reactionary storm period is ceh
entertained while in Des Moines by tral on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with
the Greater Des Moines Committee, |the moon on the celestial equator
Thursday evening being taken to and at first quarter. By the 2nd ex
Ingersoll park where a special pro- pect very marked rise in tempera
gram was rendered. On Friday they ture, falling barometer and vicious
were guests at a luncheon at which electrical ^storms in western states.
a number of good speakers address- During the 3rd andt4th these storms
ed the editorB, including Hon. Henry will pass eastwardly over the coun
Wallace, Harvey Ingham, Lafe Young try, preceded by excessive warmth.
jr., and others. The Greater Des In eastern parts of the country, a
Moines Committee is an organiza-1 "hot wave" and Fourth of July
tion of thirty prominent business- thunder storms should not surprise
men of Des Moines, who make, it the people. In most sections west
their business to see that all con- of the Mississippi river, storms will
ventions visiting Des Moines are en- have passed eastward, leaving fair
tertained, and they are boosters and'and more pleasant weather for the
pushers for Des Moines and the state "Gldrious Fourth."
of Iowa. They are at work now plan- A regular storm period'covers the
ning'for an all Iowa week in Octo-.16th to the 10th, with probability of
ber, at which a special effort will being prolonged over the full moon
be made all over the btate to have'on the 11th. The Venus influence
the people of Iowa buy all Iowa made is still dominant at this period, which
goods for one week, and the move- fact may reasonably excite hopes of
ment will be heartily seconded by sain over many sections of the grain
commercial and other organizations growing regions. We believe that a
all over the state. Horace Barnes, very serious lack of general rains
of the Albia Republican, was elected will be upon very wide sections of
as president of the Editorial Asso- the great agricultural regions to the
ciation for the coming year, W. H. northwest, west and south, from the
Davidson, of the Burlington Hawk- middle of July until late in Septem
Eye, vice president, and The Report- ber. Those who figure and plan to
er man was re-elected as secretary- mature crops at the earliest possible' beefi°making. For many "years the
treasurer for the eleventh term. The part of the summer, will, we predict Beavers' hill has been one of the
association will hold its. winter meet- and advise, come out winners. A
ing at Clarinda, and the summer possible reaction to fair and cooler
meeting in 1912 at Burlington, and may come on and touching the 10th
will probably have an excursion for and 11th.
the members and their wives, taking A reactionary storm period ten- hill, and well have they done their
a steamer at Burlington and, making ters on the 12th, 13th and 14th, with work. The new road up the hill
the round trip on the Mississippi possibility of threatening conditions leaves the old road at the foot of the
river to St. Paul. holding over from the preceding hill and there is a gentle grade to
A Ottrxl PmmnfiM. Tnm ftorm period. Falling barometer, the top of the hill now instead of a
A «ood Promotion for Tom Judd. increase of temperature, with cloudi
Western a few years ago, and he is °'e country^ at the same time or donated both money and labor to fix
climbing up the ladder of success at
a rapid pace. He has been for some Vlti, affecting the 4th to the rapidly and permanent improvements
time ticket agent at Ft. Dodge, but like these are what count.
is now district passenger agent with
Prolong this period to the new
savs: moon on the 25th for the reason that „,Art*?r
Great Western with lead-uartera at
around the city not onlv bv railroad continue over the 23rd. |®CTOSS
i, very well known to
road who have be/, ILL °n the 24th, 25th, and 26th. This
perioa taIls at
iff, SST&SS, wririrgret"o"lSv"e -I1-08®
him leave the city although they
must congratulate him on his good
this time, with low barometer and
fierce thunder gusts. Squalls and
not indicated. Mercury cloudiness
felloe surface to wear away but tral on the 30th, at the crisis of the ^bo
steam and water soaked felloes to celestial equator
shrink away and loosen the tire no
burnt paint to replace. It gives just
the amount of dish required no
overdishing, no guess work about it.
A tire set by this machine is better .rura'
and will run longer without loosen- their route that day, it being a legal
ing than is possible when set holiday. We sneciallv rainm* an
in the old way. Their work is guar-
anteed and they will refund your 1°"
money if work is not satisfactory, j461,8
and moderate drizzle may touch Iwas
.. ,. most parts for several days, mclud-
The latest thing was installed the ing much of the Mercury period A
last week, being a Brooks Cold Tire seismic period of very positive c'har-
Setter, which is a wonderful ma- acter extends from the 22nd to the
chine. The tires are set with the met- 28th, central on the 25th. .Sharp went to Lamoni Saturday af
al cold, and the machine compresses A regular storm period is in pro-
a hard wood surface instead no Mercury period, with moon on the y°unS man was brought to Leon and
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.
Next Tuesday is jnly 4th, and tfie
Princeton, Mo., is all worked up
over finding a five foot vein of coal.
at that place. T. W. Ballew, the handle correspondence which maches
millionaire lumberman has been pros- us on Wednesday, as The Reporter
pecting for coal and seems to have
met with good success. .Some years
ago Ballew drilled tor co$l near his
big lime kiln and found a good vein
at a depth of 451 feet. Last week
the second prospect hole was finish
ed on the Kesterson farm southwest
of Princeton,, and a five foot vein of
and it is said that Mr. Ballew will annual interest, to run twenty years
finance a company which will sink with optional payments after ten
a shaft at once. years.
tore up some of the floor behind the y°un8 chickens recently hatched. It
kitchen stove. Mr. and Mrs. Honn a White Orpington, but has no sign
were sleeping in the house but felt
Watched a Cyclone Form.
J. E. Leeper, who lives three miles
northeast of Leon, tells us of seeing
a regular cyclone form near his
home last Sunday ^fternoon, and
after watching it travel for several
miles saw it explode and disappear
without doing any damage. He was
sitting on the porch at his home
when he noticed the funnel shaped
cloud forming high in the air about
over the Sears school house. It
grew larger and larger and made a
loud roaring noise, and looked to
him to be a hundred feet or more in
diameter, with the funnel shaped
tail hanging down towards the
ground. It moved off to the south
until it reached a point about half
way between Whitehall school house
and Leon, and then suddenly turned
back north and traveled until it was
almost at the spot where it formed,
when it seemed to explode, making
a loud noiBe and the fragments of
clouds- went flying in all directions.
Joe says he was afraid it was going
to strike his place and was just get
ting ready to take to the cave when
it broke. He says it was the first
tinse he ever saw a real cyclone, and
it %as turning and twisting around
but did not come near enough the
earth to strike anything.
Some Heavy Road Work.
We had the pleasure of an auto
ride Sunday morning with J. R. Bow
sher out to the big Beaver's hill about
seven miles east of Leon on the Wau
bottsit Trail, and could not but notice
the great improvement which that
gdod bunch of good roads boosters
living la High Point township, have
terrors to all who traveled the High
Point road, but when the Waubon
sie trail was located the boosters out
there agreed to change and fix the
very steep grade. The big hill just
be east of the residence of Walter Smith
the 12th to Friday has also been cut down several feet
followed by a change and a big fill been made at the bot-
weather, up to the torn. The work on these hills was
forget that all storms in charge of A. J. Fulton, an ex-
«. weather changes progress from perienced road worker, and many
ftorm period begins on -...
not strike the of the farmers out in that section
Period is central on these hills. Good roads are coming
to the 23ra/P Horse Thief in Jail.
Periods are often drawn for- 23 or 24 years of age, is in jail, being
their culmination by pend- *a
dates. A probabie P30?1
storm period falls ?so"n' *?'d.
perisee and at
carriers *.o not go over
in time 80
their trip on Monday.
Kindly keep this in mind and get
your letters to us in time, even if
you don't have as many items as
usual. It Is impossible for ug to
goes to press at noon on Wednesday.
Notice of Bond Sale.
The city treasurer of Leon, Iowa,
will receive bids up to eight p. m.
July, 18, 1911.
On $25,000 Waterworks bonds,
bonds will be in denomination
$500 each, to bear 4% per cent
I The council reserves the right to
reject any 'or all bids.
S. G. Mitchell, City Clerk.
An Eyeless Chicken.
C. W. Reeder, manager of the
Leon Orpingtons, has quite a curl
in the way of an eyeless chick-
found in a flock of
eye at all, the head being per-
smooth. The chicken is well
btherwise, and is as healthy
the others. The chick is
now on exhibition at The Reporter
For Sale—A good
about. Pried right.
See H. A.
a young man
th? y°unS man drive away with
tbe team and when tbe
I local downpours will visit localities |oovered their loss the telephone was
but far-reaching, general rains are
met by sheriff
nu.il their let-
they will be gathered
by the rural mall carriers when
used aI1 over that part of the
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, JUNE 29,1911. VOLUME LVII NO. 45.
VtaS" hf'S'arrlS.'n coS.°t"
"fe. Harrison county,
at new moon, in tne
extreme north decrlin- ?:_
ation. Expect excessive warmth at
buggy owned by A. K.
Shackleton, who also
Lamoni last Fri-
evening. Mr. Fleet and others
morning the team
two miles south of Mt.
bad been left by Fow-
who had wallied
to Mt. Ayr,
he was arrested soon after.
Andrew and county attorney
in an auto, where they were
Tyrrell, of Mt. Ayr,
Fowler, and the
placed in jail Saturday evening.,,
They Celebrated Flag Day.
The following account of how two
former well known residents of this
county, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Carter,
who now live down in Oklahoma,
celebrated Flag Day, is taken from
the Geary, Oklahoma, Journal:
One of the most pleasant events
of this torrid season was the celebra
tion held on Wednesday of last week
at the home of Mrs. G. W. Carter.
The Relief Corps of this place met
at their hall in the morning and with
our beautiful flag floating in tlie
breezes, marched to the home of
their .much loved sister, Mrs. Carter,
where the remainder of the day was
spent most pleasantly.
The noon hour presented a scene
that will not soon be forgotten, as
tbe hostess invited the ladies into
the spacious dining room where the
table groaned beneath its burden of
delicious eatables, and the scene was
indeed appetizing, everything- from
chicken and noodles to the tooth
pick. Mrs. Carter was kindly assist
ed through the serving hours by
Mrs. J. C. WhHe and Mrs. S. 7.
Craven, who added much .to the
pleasure of the party. Ay their cour
teous ^manner and/prompt attention.
Mr. Milo F. Lee and Miss Vera G.
Cox were njarried by Rev. C. W.
Reeder at his home in this city last
These young people are well and
favorably known, the groom being
employed at the Leon Ice Cream Co. 's
factory and the bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Cox, of Eden
township. She has been a student
in the iLeon High School the past
year and is a favorite among a large
circle of friends who extend their
congratulations and wish the young
couple an abundance of happiness
and prosperity.- .Mr. and Mrs. Lee
will go to housekeping at once in
A 7 MINUTE ACQUITTAL
Burleigh Binniag, a Former Grand
River Citizen, Acqnitted of Mur
der by a WyomlM Jory.
Burleigh Binning, the youngest
son of H. Binning and wife of this
place, a graduate of the class of '98
of the Grand River High School, and
well and favorably known in this vi
cinity, was acquitted of the murder
of Joe Wilson at his (Binning's)
home near Cora, Wyoming, on the
night of April 29th, says the Grand
River Local. The trial was held at
Lander last week and the verdict
of "not guilty" brings great joy to
his host of friends here. The fol
lowing article appeared in the Lander
Journal last week:
The arguments of the attorneys in
the case of State vs. Binning were
Completed at 12 o'clock Saturday
night and seven minutes later the
jury brought in a verdict of "not
guilty." Binning, who is of an emo
tional nature, was almost overcome
with joy over the verdict that re
stored his good name and gave him
his liberty. While the verdict was
not unexpected, his many friends who
were here to attend the trial, were
also well pleased with the quick and
decisive action of the jury, which
was one of the most representative
that could be secured in the commun
ity and one that would have surely
convicted had the evidence justified
such a verdict.
While it is impossible to print all
of the testimony on account of its
extreme length, a brief resume will
be of interest to many.
Burleigh Binning testified that he
returned home rather unexpectedly
on the night of April 29th, having
ridden by auto from Rock Springs,
and secured a horse at Pinedale to
complete the journey of about ten
miles to his home. As he put up his
horse in his own stable he noticed a
strange horse tied there, and as he
passed the kitchen window on the
way to the door of his home, he heard
a man's voice say, "I'd hate to have
Burl catch me now." He went on
around to the north window where
he could get a better view and saw
Joe Wilson lying on the lounge, while
his wife and Mrs. Towner who had
been ironing were preparing to re
tire. He heard Mrs. Binning say,
"Joe Wilson, you go home, I have
had a headache for two days and am
tired and' want to go. to bed." She
started to pass Wilson on her way
to the bedroom and he stuck out his
feet and attempted to stop her, but
she continued on her way to the
bedroom, and in a few moments call
ed to Mrs. Towner to bring her a hot
flat iron. When Mrs. Towner did
this, Wilson followed her but was
ordered out of the room. He re
turned to the kitchen, turned down
the bracket lamp and locked the
door. When Mrs. Towner returned
to the room he grabbed and threw
her on the louilge. Binning saw them
through the window and testified
that he thought it was lys wife strug
gling with Wilson. He ran to the
door, fired a shot through the glass
8nd then forced the door open. A
struggle ensued, he fired the remain
ing six shots and then reloaded his
weapon. Wilson had retreated to
another room but found the door
locked and came back. He seized a
stick of wood and Binning ordered
him to sit down on a chair, undecided
what to do. Wilson begged for his
life and offered to leave the country.
Finally Binning told Mrs. Towner to
get Wilson's horse and the latter
mounted the animal and rode toward
the Smith ranch where he was em
Mrs. Binning and Mrs. Towner
corroborated Binning's story in all
the essential details.
A number of witnesses testified to
Wilson's character and to his habit,
of carrying a gun.
A Plucky Girl.
One day the latter part of last
week, Miss Zola Nighswonger, a
young lady about sixteen years of age
rode a saddle horse into town to do
some trading and when she got ready
to go home went to mount the horse
and had not seated herself in the
saddle securely when the horse be
gan to buck and threw her onto the
hard road near the town well, and
ran west toward the M. E. church
where he was caught by "Pick" Wor
den and Ira Barthlow. It was
thought by those who saw the acci
dent that the girl must have suffered
some broken bones, but in a moment
she was on her feet and started run
ning after the horse. She had the
men hold the horse while she mount
ed, making several attempts, the
horse bucking, kicking and biting' all
the while. Finally she was able to get
securely seated in the saddle and told
the men to let him go, when she was
master of the situation. There are
not many women .who have the nerve
or would exhibit such excellent
horsemanship as this girl did.—
On last Wednesday evening at 9
o'clock, at the home of the bride's
parents in Decatur occurred thet
marriage of Mr. Herb Fletcher and
Miss Mary Tullis, Rev. Vanatta offic
Mr. Fletcher is one of the enter
prising young businessmen of Deca
tur, and his bride is one of Decatur's
most popular .and accomplished
young ladies. Their many friends ex
tend congratulations and Vish them
^.Joog and prosperous life.
Mrs. Boston Smallwood.
Miss Alcinda Meek Smallwood
was born in Coshocton county, Ohio,
December 11, 1831, and departed
this life June 16, 1911, at the age of
79 years, 6 months and 5 days.
She was married to Charles Bos
ton Smallwood March 24, 1849.
They made their home in Musking
um ..county, Ohio, for six years, then
came west and stopped for one year
in Illinois, then came to Madison
county, Iowa, where they remained
one year, and then moved to Decatur
county in 1856, where they lived to
gether until July 14, 1904, at which
time Boston Smallwood departed
this life. To their union were born
eleven children, three dying in in
fancy. Virginia died May 24, 1898.
The rest are all living and were at
her bedside when she died, except
Anna, who could not be present on
account of her health. Those living
are Kate, Lizzie, Anna, George, Ella,
Charles, and Lucy.
Sbe united with the M. E. church
at the age of eleven years and lived
a devoted christian life until death,
and expressed herself several times
during her laBt sickness as ready
and waiting to go home. Two weeks
before her death she called her chil
dren around her bed and bade them
good-bye, saying she was going
home to Jesus, and that all was well,
and she was ready to go at any time.
She said that she loved everybody
and that she wanted her children
all to meet her in heaven. The last
words she spoke were "Take me now
Jesus, I am ready to go." She was a
loving mother, a good neighbor, and
well may it be said that she always
lived a true christian life. To know
her was to love and respect her. She
always loved home and willingly
lent a helping hand to those in dis
tress or need, and while her life was
long and useful she knew, using her
suffering as evidence, that the bright
morning of the new day would soon
dawn, when taken with her last ill
ness. Each life somewhere, some
time, will meet that inevitable and
unconquerable foe, death, in their
pathway toward the grave, but with
a sure and spotless page in Life's
Book as she had, we can fearlessly
and triumphantly say, "Oh! death,
where is thy sting Oh! grave, where
is thy victory." Eyes that have been
closed in the eternal darkness will
never know again the touch of tears
lips that have sealed with the great
seal will never utt^r another word
of sorrow or grief. Upon the shad
owy shore of death the sea of trou
ble casts no wave.
Mrs. Wm. J.-Briley\
Sarah Ann Peijgo was born in1*.
Picaway county, Ohio, April 15,.
1830, and died at the home of her
son, H. S. Briley, in High Point
township, June 24, 1911, aged 81
years, 2 months and 9 days. She wag
united in marriage to William Jl
Briley in 1853 after wmch they
moved to Wayne county, Iowa, lived
there for one year and then came to
Decatur county, where they entered
their homestead, and where she has
ever since resided. To their union
were bora six children, Benjamin F.,
Rebecca, Janie, Vina, Harvey S. and
Joseph H. She was left a widow in
1874, and left to fight the battles of
life alone. She united with the M.
E. church in early life, and in after
years united with the United Breth
ren church, and lived in that faith
until death. Funeral services were
conducted at the home by Elder A.
L. Sears, on June 25th at 4 o'clock,
the text being Eccl6. 7:2 and 8.
Elder L. M. Kob Died Monday.
Elder L. M. Kob, one of the pion
eer settlers and well known farmers
and ministers of Decatur county,
died at his home in Garden Grove at
noon Monday at an advanced age.
He has been in failing health for
several months and his death was
not unexpected. Funeral services
will be held this (Wednesday) morn
ing at the Dunkard church, at 10
The first union meeting of the sea
son will be held at the M. E. church
next Lord's day evening. It will bfi
a patriotic service and will be par
ticipated in by the pastors of both
the Christian and Methodist
churches and others. Union services
will be held each Lord's day evening
during the months of July and Aug
ust. The places of these meetings
will be announced from time to
time. The Bible schools will be held
at each of the churches as usual, as
also will the morning preaching ser
vice. At the Christian church next
Lord's day evening the Christian
Endeavors will give a patriotic pro
gram at 7 o'clock. The public is in
vited to all these services.
Notice is hereby given to A. E.
Jordan that the trustees of Wood
land township, Decatur county, Iowa,
will meet at the said A. E. Jordan's
farm, of said township, to view his
half of all partition fences between
his and Geo. O. Johnson's farm, on
July 3rd, at 9 o'clock a. m.
A. M. Stephens,
J. E. Lentz,
E. J. Sankey buys and sells laad
on commission, makes farm loans oar
approved security at the best
and does a general real estate busi-^r
ness. Has had 20 years' experience"^
in the business. Office upstairs, aoHh-^v
^est corner Main and Ooaamerclal