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make up a thorugh funeral
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Office over W. A. Alexander's Store
W. P. WAIGHT
Physician and Surgeon,
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the treatment of chronic diseases.
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Decatur City, Iowa.
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rHE LEON REPORTER
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OUR STRICKEN CHIEF.
In Washington our chief—the na
tion's chief and head—lies stricken
—stricken because of excessive la
bor done in behalf of his people—
the whole people of America.
And his physical breakdown has
had a remarkable sobering effect on
the whole of this great nation—one
for the nation's good.
This breakdown comes because
the excessive labor which brought it
on was felt to be necessary by Presi
dent Wilson in this world's crisis.
For that matter for the past ten
years he has been burdened by
greatt responsibilities and cares—
first as a reform governor of New
Jersey, then as peace president, then
as a war president, theft as the cen
tral and outstanding figure in the
peace conference, he has been over-,
whelmed with enormous duties and
been a leader in tremendous con
tests. The successful termination of
the peace conference instead of les
sening his labors made them, if
anything more intense. He came
home, his constitution none too ro
bust, weakened by an attack of
influenza, to face the necessity of a
gigantic effort to secure a ratifi
cation of the treaty by his own
country. And that effort lie was ob
liged to undertake at a time when
domestic problems of the most ser
ious import clamorf* for his atten
tion and service. It is four years
since he has had a vacation. He has
had not a day's surcease from toil
and worry from strenuous warfare
on the great battlefield of duty, of
conflicting ideas and ideals.
It must be born in mind that in
December the President will be 63,
and arduous as were his ten years,
the duties of the twenty months of
his term yet remaining'will be just
as exacting for they are duties on
the successful discharge of which
the-happiness, orderly stability and
prosperity not alone of his own
countrv but of all the world largely
depend. He is, without the question
of a doubt, the greatest influence
for peace, for democracy, for law
and order, tfor rational and conserv
ative progressiveness, among all
men now living, ae stands as a
mighty bulwark of the common peo
ple of the world against the tides of
red radicalism and the backwash of
militarism and reactipn. He has
given, and stands prepared still to
give, all that he has, even, his health,
even life itself, to the noble ideals
of peace and democracv to which
he has dedicated himself." As he lies
stricken and as the lull in the storm
liis illness creates clear away for the
moment the mists of rancor that
have gathered about his head, his
countrymen will be impelled to a
sober realization of how devotedlv
and magnificently he has served
them, and how much depends upon
him in the near future, fliev will
join in the fervent wish for" earlv
and complete restoration of his
physical well being. Perhaps thev
may join, too, in the further wish
that during the remainder of hir.
term as president of the United
States he may be spared in some
measure, be it ever so little, from
the tempests of violent criticism and
fault-finding, some of it cruel, some
of it thoughtless, which have added
so crievously to his heavy burdens.
Woodrow Wilson is a nublic ser
vant whom men and women of all
views and all parties should seek
to conserve, not to destroy. His
country. and the world could ill
spare him now.—St Joe Observer.
Representatives of labor and
those of capital have accepted the
President's invitation to confer in
Washington early in October. Many
strikes now in progress indicate the
need of some less costly way of ad
justing industrial disputes. The
value of the conference is sure to be
great even if it falls short of the
The National tArmy has been
wholly demoblized and the men are
how back at home and most of them
are at work. The Government is
still showing interest in them, and
if the Republican Congress would
only help in the task, no man who
served his country would have cause
to complain of its indifference.
Senator Johnson says he addressed
the bigegst audiences he has ever
seen since Theodore Roosevelt spoke
in Madison Square Garden several
years ago. The Senator could have
been seen still bigger audiences in
his own state several days ago—
but they were listening to President
There is talk that the House of
Representatives is about to recess
while the Senate considers the Peace
Treaty. The strain of doing nothing
in the House is not telling half so
much on the Representatives as it
is on the public.
If the republican majority in Con
gress continues to procrastinate in
legislation for the soldiers, the lat
ter will become eligible for old-age
pensions before anything is done
American soldiers who fought for
their country's rights in Europe find
that they will have to battle with a
Republican Congress to obtain a fai?
recognition of their services.
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1919.
Of Consideration for Passage of Pro
posed Resolution of Necessity
for Street Improvement.
To all Whom it May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that at a
meeting of the City Council of the
City of Leon, Iowa, held at the City
Hail on the 2nd day of October, 1919,
there was introduced and filed with
said City Council a Resolution of Ne
cessity providing for the improve
ment of a certain street of said City,
by grading, curbing and paving, the
Notice is further given that said
Resolution of Necessity, by order of
said City Council, will be consiaered
for passage by said City Council at a
meeting fixed by said City Council to
be held at the Citv Hall in Leon,
Iowa, on the 3rd day of November,
1919, at 8:00 o'clock p. m., of said
day, at which time and place the
owner or owners of the property
subject to the special assessment for
the cost of said improvement con
templated in said Resolution of Ne
cessity, or other persons interested,
may appear and make objections, if
any they have, to said contemplated
improvement and the passage of
said Resolution of Necessity, which
Resolution of Necessity is as follows,
Resolution of Necessity.
Be it Resolved by the City Council
of the City of Leon, Iowa, on peti
tion filed by the abutting property
owners requesting street improve
ment by paving, and it being deem
ed necessary and advisable to im
prove by grading, curbing and pav
ing, the part of street within the
corporate limits of the City of Leon,
Iowa, as follows, to-wit:
On Poplar Street, 26 feet wide:
From the south side of Tenth south
to the south side of 11th.
That the foregoing street im
provement shall be made and con
structed of one or more of the fol
lowing kind, or kinds, of material,
Bithulitic or Sheet Asphalt, laid
on cement concrete foundation of
not to exceed five inches in thick
ness Asphaltic concrete wearing
surface, composed of selected hard
stone and the best grade of asphalt
two inches in thickness, and laid on
a Portland cement foundation of not
to exceed five inches in thickness.
Number One (1) Vitrified brick block
laid on a cement concrete foundation
of not to exceed five inches in thick
ness: Standard re-inforced concrete
paving, not to exceed eight inches in
thickness. Combination curb and
gutter to be of Portland cement,
concrete or gutter to be of Portland,
cement concrete, asphaltic concre'te,.
bithulithic or No. 1 vitrified brick
block with concrete foundation.
The City Council to determine the
kind, or kinds of pavement, curbs
and gutter, or gutters, to be used,
for each street or part or section of
the work, above enumerated.
All of the aforesaid grading, curb
ing, guttering, and paving, shall be
done in accordance with the plans
and specifications to be prepared by
the City Engineer and approved by
the City Council.
Be it Further Resolved, That up
on the completion of said improve
ment, and notice and proceedings
required by law, the entire cost of
said street and alley improvement,
the cost of paving, curbing, and gut
tering including the cost of all in
tersections of streets, and alley
crossings, and one-half of the cost
of paving, curbing and guttering,
streets and alleys intersecting but
not crossing, shall be assessed by
special assessment against all lots
and parcels of land according to law
and in proportion to the special
benefits conferred upon said proper
ty by said improvement and not in
excess thereof, and shall not exceed'
twenty-five per cent of the actual
value of the lot or parcel of land
assessed at the. time of the levy and
such special assessment shall be
limited to the amount to be assess
ed against privately owned property,
against all lots and parcels of land
according to area so as to include
one-iio'f of the privately owned prop
erty between the street improved
ana the next street whether such
privately owned property abut upon
said street or not, but in no case
shall privately owned property situ
ated more than three hundred 3u0)
feet from the street so improved be
so assessed. All the foregoing to be
in accordance with the laws of the
State of Iowa governing the same.
The City of Leon, iowa, to pay
the cost of extra grading and such
other cost of said street improve
ment, if any, not included in the
foregoing cost to be assessed against
said abutting and adjacent property
except only, if any portion of said
cost of said street improvement may
not be lawfully assessed against any
lot or parcel of land, and in case the
special assessment which may be
levied against any such lot or parcel
of land shall be insufficient to pay
the same, the amount and deficiency
arising by reason thereof, if any,
shall be paid from the City Im
provement Fund, or from any other
fund of said city available for said
'l'ne contractor who shall make
said street improvement shall guar
antee that the same will endure
without need of repair for a period
of five (5) years from the date of
the acceptance therof by the City
Be It Further Resolved: That
whenever the contractor who shall
have made said street improvement
shall have finished and fully com
pleted, according to contract, all the
streets and parts of streets herein
above described, and the same shall
have been accepted by the City
Council, said city shall pro
ceed as by law provided to
make said special assessment and
levy for the cost of the improvement
of said streets herein described and
so completed and accepted, and is
sue to. said contractor the special
assessment certificates therefor, and
shall also issue to said contractor
city warrants, or other debentures,
upon the*City Improvement Fund, or
other fund available for said pur
pose, for such an amount, if anv, as
should be paid from said fund or
funds for sych street and alley im
provement so completed and accept
Dated at Leon, Iowa, this 2nd day
of October 1919.
To all of which take due notice
and govern yourselves accordingly.
J. M. GARDNER.
Mavor, Leon. Iowa.
Attest: MILLARD F. STOOKEY,
City Clerk, Leon, Iowa.
Steam may be a good servant but
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Catarrh Is a local disease greatly fcnfls*
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therefore requires constitutional treat
meat HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINK
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Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the Sys
tem. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE
destroys the foundation of the disease,
gives the patient strength by improving
the general health and assists nature la
doing Its work. 9100.00 for any cass ef
th*t HALL'S CATARRH
IfZDI&NE) fall* to cure.
Druggists 75c. Testimonials free.
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FARM NO, 1.
NOTICE OF SALE
On October 25, 1919, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. I
sell at my office in Leon, Iowa, at private sale to the
highest bidder, the following lands, to-wit:
South 50 acres of W£ NW£ SE£ NW£ West 60 acres of N£ SWJ West
60 acres of S£ SW^.except 2 acres SW of road in Section 8, and NEJ N W^ of
Section 17, Township 67, Range 24, West 5th P. M., in Decatur county, Iowa.
Subject to lease., Containing 248 acres. Subject to mortgage of $10,CC0.00
FARM NO. 2
Si SEi of Section 6 NW* NE* of Section 7 W£ SW* and W£ NE£ SW*
of Section 5, Township 67, Range 24, West 5th P. M., in Decatur county,
Iowa. Subject to lease. Containing 220 acres. Subject to mortgage of
$11,000.00 and $3,500.00.
These farms are known as J. C. Cozad farms. Farm No. 1 is south farm A
and No. 2 is north farm.
TERMS: $1,000.00 down, at date of sale on each farm. Balance in three
payments, one-third March 1, 1920, one-third March 1, 1921, and one-third
March 1, 1922.
Trustee for Creditors of J. C. Cozad.
New Oil Station
S. L. Collins Oil Co.
"The Oldest Independent Oil Company in Iowa"
The S. L. Collins Oil Co. announces that
they have opened the only exclusive oil
filling station in Leon, one block north of.
the northwest corner of the square. At
a great expense they have erected a
handsome building which is a credit to
the city of Leon.
We handle the celebrated Peerless'paso
line, and Coline Auto Oils and Greases
of all kinds.
Patronize a company which helps build up your city.
Free air and water at the disposal of the public.
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Courteous Treatment, Good Goods,