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Milton M. Rhea.
Milton M. Rhea, son of Clayton M.
and Miranda A. Rhea, was born
January 23, 1864, in Mercer county,
Missouri, and departed this life Sep
tember 5, 1918, at Leon, Iowa.
He was married September 14,
1885, to Margaret Ellen Lock, to
which union one child was born,
Helen Gertrude, now grown to wom
anhood, who together with her moth
er are left to mourn the loss of a
devoted and indulgent father and
husband. He also leaves his aged
father, one sister, Eva Rhea, of
Leon, Iowa, and one brother, W. J.
Rhea, of Hobart, OKlahoma, and a
host of relatives and friends to feel
that the hand of death has taken
from them a good son, a loving
true friend, and made
place that can never be
He liad been poor health for
the past two years, but his serious
illness began in January of the
present year at which time he was
living at Linden, Iowa, however,
about the 1st of March he moved to
Decatur and took charge of a farm,
but only a few weeks had elapsed
until it was found necessary for him
to move to Leon where he could
have the necessary care and atten
tion His condition grew worse,
the best medical skill could not stop
the ravages of the disease, and after
months tf the most intense patience
suffering he succumbed to the in
evitable. While Mr. Rhea was of a
quiet, retiring disposition, yet he
had a wide circle of friends who
knew his true Christian character
and his strict a'dherence to the gold
en rule his devotion to his family,
his honest and u^nght dealings with
his fellowmen, his kindness, loyalty
and integrity endeared him to his
His remains were taken to Goshen,
Mo., where the services were con
ducted by Rev. Flannery of the
Christian church of Leon, and the
body interred in the old home cem
etery where his mother, five broth
ers and two sisters are buried.
John Thomas, son of Samuel and
Hannah Thomas, was born in Beaver
Co., Penn., in Sept. 1837, and died
at his late home in Morgan town
ship, Decatur county. Iowa, lacking
only a few days of being 81 years old
at the time of his demise.
He moved from Pennsylvania to
Ohio with his parents, when a small
boy, where he was educated and
grew to manhood. When 20 years
old he came with his parents to
Iowa and they settled on a farm in
Morgan township where John work
ed the farm while his father operat
ed a woolen mill. He was married
to Miss Eliza Jane Gardner, only
daughter of Mr. and^Mrs. Rudolph
Gardner, in October. ^850, and to
this union tnree children were born,
one died in infancy and Ada Flor
ence, now Mrs. Win. O. Toovey, and
Emmet Thomas, both of Radville.
Canada, who with the aged wife and
mother survives him. Both children
were present at the funeral, Flor
ence having arrived the evening be
fore he died. He served on several
school boards and did much for our
public schools. He was an affection
ate husband and father, a generous
and obliging friend and neighbor,
and the community was better off
for his having lived in it. Mr. Thomas
lived in and near Decatur City for
some 14 years during which time he
operated a general store for some
time but sold that and re-engaged in
carpenter work and farming. Two
years after his father's death he
bought the* old homestead, but had
sold all but 40 acres which lie op
erated until the time of his death.
The funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon and the body laid
to rest by the side of nis little son,
who had preceded him to the spirit
world, in the Decatur City cemetery.
Mrs. Esther Dilsaver.
Esther Field, daughter of Nathan
iel and Mary Field, was born in Del
aware county, Ohio. May 24, 1842,
and died in Leon, iowa, Sept.
*1918, aged 76 years, 3-months ana
In 1859 she came with her par
ents to Decatur county, Iowa, where
she resided until her death. She
has lived in her home in east Leon
ifor more than 55 years. The deceas
ed was united in marriage with Al
bert Dilsaver, December 19, 1861.
To this union were born five chil
dren, two sons and three daughters,
four of whom preceded her to the
Mrs. Dilsaver united with the
Methodist church in early life and
has been a member of the Leon
Methodist church for many years.
She leaves one daughter. .Irs.
Horace Farquhar of
children, one great grandchild, two
brothers, two sisters and many oth
er relatives and friends to mourn her
Funeral services were held at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hor
afce Farquhar, Sundav afternoon,
conducted by Rev. W. M. Brooks
pastor of the Leon ivi. E. church.
Interment in Leon cemetery.
Whereas, it has pleased our All
wise Commander to remove by death
our W. R. C. sister Esther Dilsaver,
Resolved, That as members of
Leon Relief Corps No. 206 we extend
oigr heartfelt sympathy to the friends
in this hour of sorrow, pointing them
.to him who is able to heal all sor-
Resolved, That a-copy of these
be sent to the bereaved
[family and be placed in the Grand
\rmy Advocate and county papers.
Mrs. William Hiites.
iL«lary Melvina Hines was born in
tnchester, Clinton county, Ohio,
ober 25, 1848,- and died of heart
are at her home in Leon," Iowa,
day Sept. 1, 1918, at the age of
rears. 10 months and 5 days,
he was married to Wm. Hines
15, 1864. To this union four
Jren were born, James F., or
1 Id River: Mrs. Ada Gammon, of
7 Mrs. Elsie Gammon, of Gar-
Iforove and W. C. Hines, of
ncil Bluffs. She was converted
Joined the Christian church of
Aen Prairie, Iowa, 29 years ago
has lived a christian life ever
hce She came with her husband
tWs county In 1879, and has since
Imade this her home. They ware
54 years ago and were ever
[ready to lend a helping hand. For
llame time past mother Hines has
»pen in very poor health. Her- rela-
S^es4knd friends did all in their
ower to relieve her suffering, but
no avail and death came as a re
lief She leaves to mourn her loss
4 children, 7 grandchil
bildiyn and 7 great grandchildren,
brothers, 2 sisters and a host of
ither relatives and friends. Fun
ral was conducted by Revs. Esch and
Eugene Franklin Miller.
Eugene Franklin, son of Frank
and Edith Miller, was born April 9,
1917, and departed this life at his
home in Humeston, Iowa, Sept. 3,
1918, age 1 year, 4 months and 24
Little Eugene has been a constant
suffer from a complication of diseasT
es for two months. He always had
a kind look for those who were near
him. All was done that kind and
loving hands could do but to no
avail. God saw bestr to take him to
the world beyond where pain and
suffering shall never be. He leaves
to mourn his departure a lather,
mother, little Frances four, grand
parents and a host of other relatives
Funeral services were held at the
Grand River Baptist church conduct
ed by Rev. E. C. Vanderpool. Inter
ment in Grand River cemetery.
Walter J. Palmer.
Walter J. Palmer, youngest son of
James and Tyley Palmer, was born
at Mark, Somerset. England, Decem
ber 25, 1864, and died at Cotford,
near Tauton, England, August 9,
1918, aged 54 years, 7 months and
15 days He was in his usual
health up to a short time of his
death, taking to his bed, but six
days before he passed away. He
was baptized in the Episcopal church
of England, where he sang in the
boys choir for years. With his par
ents he came to America in 1879 and
grew to manhood on a farm five
miles northwest of Decatur, and
while residing in this county became
a citizen of the United States. He
returned to England wfth his sisters
in the spring of 1914. His funeral
was held on August 14th. He was
a brother of Robert Palmer, of
Leon, who received word of his death
Below is a List of Army Camps.
Below we print a list of army
camps of our country, which will be
of interest to our readers:
National Army Camps
Camp Custer—Battle Creek, Mich.
Camp Devans—Fitchburg, Mass.
Camp Dodge—Des Moines, Iowa.
Camp Dix—Wrightstown. N. J.
Camp Funston—Fort Riley, Kans.
Camp Golden—Atlanta, Ga.
Camp Grant—Rockford, 111.
Camp Jackson—South Carolina.
Camp Lee—Petersburg, Va.
Camp Lewis—American Lake,
Camp Meade—Annapolis Junction,
Camp Pike—Little Rock, Ark.
Camp Sherman—Chillicothe, Ohio.
Camp Taylor—Louisville, Ky.
Camp Travis—San Antonio, Tex.
Camp Upton—Yaphank, Long Is
National Guard Camps.
Camp Robinson—Sparta, Wis.
Camp Douglas—Douglas, Wis.
tamp Bowie—Fort Worth, Texas.
Camp Codv—Deming, N. M.
Camp Doniphan—Fort Still. Okla.
Camp Fremont—Palo Alto, Cal.
Camp Greene—Charlotte, N. C.
Camp Hancock—Augusta, Ga.
Camp Kearney—Linda Vista, Cal.
Camp -Logan—Houston, Texas.
Camp McArthur—Waco. Texas
Camp McClellan—Anniston, Ala.
Camp Sevier—-Greenville, S. C.
Camp Shelby—Hattiesburg, Miss.
Camp S he id a n—Montgomery,
Camp Wheeler—Macon. Ga.
The French are harvesting 1,800,
000 bushels of wheat in the conquer
ed portions of France. This wheat
was planted by the French, grown
under German domination, and will
make bread (or the allies.
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knows the value of stock. Has cried more sales than
any auctioneer in this section.
Write or phone for dates.
Cole's Hot Blast Ranges save both Fuel and Food
Fuel is hard to get and is "high in price.. Food prices are also high.
It is vitally important that we conserve these resources.
Cole's Ranges are Made in AH Styles and Finishes
BUY YOUR RANGE AT THIS SALE AND SAVE
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday^
September 16,17, and 18"
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Van Weri, Iowa
"I Don't Know
What to Cook."
Many a good housewife makes] use
of the above words at this season of ^the
year when her abflfty to [prepare a good
meal ts taxed'to the limit.
This Grocery Store
can relieve her ol the worry. We carry
A everything In Canned Goods, Dried Fruits,
Vegetables, Coffee and Tea. Come In and
glance over our stock. You'll see some
thing good to eat herendat right prices.
The I. W. W. W.'s have long had
the reputation of being the Indus
trial Shirkers of the world. Now
their representatives (Just convicted
in Chicago) will work—at Leaven
worth or elsewhere.
L. L. B*
saving food and fuel for satisfied users.
S. Bonds deposited to secure circulation (pa
U. S. bonds and certificates of indebtedness own
ed and 40,000.00
Liberty Loan Bonds, 3%%, 4%, a
Bonds, securities, etc. (other than l. S.):
Securities other than U. S. bonds (not including
stocks) owned unpledged 2,106.6
Total bonds, securities, etc. other than 17. S
Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50% of subscription) ....
Furniture and fixtures
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank
Cash in vault and net amount due from National banks ....
Checks on other banks in the same
bank (other than exchanges for clearing house)
Total of items with Federal Reserve bank in pro
cess of collection (not available as reserve)
cash in vault and net amounts due from na
tional banks net amounts due from banks
and bankers, and trust companies other than
included in lawful reserve with Federal Re
serve bank and items with Federal Reserve
bank in process of collection (not available
as reserve) cash in vault and net amounts
due from national banks, banks, bankers and
pa ha a
house checks on other brinks in the same
city or town as reporting bank 40,029.94
Checks on banks located outside of city or town of report
in an a as it
Redemption fund with u. S. Treasurer and due from U. S.
War Savings Certificates and Thrift Stamps ac
tually owned a
Money advanced for 3rd and 4th payment of 3rd
Relief from Big Fuel Bills
COME TO OUR STORE
"Fuel Savers' Headquarters"
Capital stock paid in
Less current expenses, interest, and taxes paid
Circulating notes outstanding
Net amounts due to banks, bankers, and trust
companies (other than included in Amount
due to Federal Reserve Bank or net amounts
due to National Banks ...
Total of net amounts due to National banks
and net amounts due to banks, bankers, and
and trust companies other than included
in amount due to Federal Reserve Bank or
net amounts due to National bangs)
Demand Deposits (other than bank deposits) subject
serve (deposits payable within 30 days):
Individual deposits subject to check 123,646.74
Certificates of deposit due in less than 3 0 days
(other than for money borrowed) 11,231.Iff
Cashier's checks outstanding 1,(63.07
Total demand deposits (other than bank de
posits) subject to Reserve 136,640.97
Time deposits subject to reserve (payable after 30 days, or
subject to 30 days or more notice, and postal savings)
Certificates of deposit (other than for money borrowed) 230,926.38
Total of time deposits subject to reserve 230,926.38
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 7th day of September, 1918.1
State of Iowa, County of Decatur, ss.
I, E G. Monroe, cashior of the above named bank, do solemnly swear:
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Notary Public. I
for the Most
Reserve District No. 7.
REl'Of'T OF THE CONDITION OF
The Exchange National Bank, at f.eon, in the state of Iowa, at the
close of business oil Aug. SI, li)18.
Loans and Discounts $:*08,096.i7
Loans and Discounts, including rediscounts. $308,u96.o
Overdrafts, secured, none unsecured .li
U. S. Bonds (other than Liberty Bonds, but in
cluding U. S. certificates of indebtedness):
30S,09 6.5 7
or town as reporting
E. G. MONROE, Cashier.
O. E. HULL,
W. H. SHIELDS.
CARL MONROE, Directors.
kVE MIUES OF STEPS