Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, May 1, 1901

The following marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk Kehler since our last issue:


A.M. ABEL, 39

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The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, May 9, l90l


The city fathers met on Monday evening and did a whole lot of business. A few bills were allowed amounting to $l5.54. The Rebekah Lodge asked for and were granted, the use of the park for June l2th and l3th, to hold a two days picnic.

A petition was presented asking the council to enforce the dog ordinance, and they decided to do it. A crossing was asked for near the corners occupied by the MCINTOSH and JEFFRIES Stores. The council decided to defer it until a sidewalk should be ordered along the south side of the street east to S.B. BULLOCK's corner. The following sidewalks were condemned and ordered rebuilt within 20 days. Those owned by E.W. TEALE, B.W. SUTHERLIN, W.C. WHEELER, HENRY ARASMITH, FRANK BULLOCK, MRS. BLUE, JOHN HAMILTON, JOSEPH THARP, JOSEPHINE ACTON, Trustees of Saints Church and A.J. JEFFRIES.

The Mayor appointed S.G. MITCHELL and W.L. SEVERE as committee on Streets and Alleys, and the council empowered them to hire a street commissioner to work under their direction. CARTER SCOTT and W.M. FRAZIER were appointed Sidewalk committee, and G.M. HOGUE and F.M. RICKS were continued on the Park committee.

The Poll Tax was fixed at $2.50. A man will be allowed $l.25 per day, and a man and team $2.50 per day.

CARTER SCOTT presented an Ordinance drawn by an ex-lawyer, which some of the council were irreverent enough to say was intended to have the Mayor herd the chickens of the town. After a lot of fun and chaff it was thought the common law on chickens affords all the protection needed by people with gardens.

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November 2, 2003

The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, May 9,1901

NELSON S. KING last week finished his long association with Jeffries & Son, his place being filled by Willard Jeffries who has just lately graduated from the High School at this place. MR. KING left Monday for Columbus, Kansas where he expects to remain for the present. He has been in our city several years, and his marriage to, and the early death of, his gifted young wife, the daughter of James Teale, are familiar to all. He has been prominent in the Church and Sunday School work, and is respected by all who know him. His wide circle of friends here wish him unbounded success in his new home.

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November 4, 2003
The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, May 30, l90l

Last Saturday S.R. FRAZIER and CLARENCE S. FRAZIER bought the interest of WM. FRAZIER and LLOYD FRAZIER in the Davis City Roller Mills. CLARENCE, ORVIE and GLEN FRAZIER will run the mill hereafter, and the firm title will still be "FRAZIER BROS." This is a fine mill with the best of modern machinery, and the new owners will continue to make the best of flour as in the past. The wheat prospect is fine this spring and this valley should continue to furnish a good supply. S.R. FRAZIER and sons are good business men and are a safe guaranty for the success of the business.

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November 8, 2003
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