When we are counting up the income from the farm, we should credit much to the peace of mind we enjoy through living a country community instead of the city. How much pleasure would it take from the day to have to take in anything on the line and lock the doors and windows whenever the family left the house? How much would it intefere with sound sleep to have to fasten doors and windows and tuck the revolver and cartridges within easy reach, because the neighboring houses are being robbed? Would it ten to comfortable content to have children getting their only tast of out-of-doors on the street of in the public playground?
Hastening along the country road the other day, I was caught in a shower. A fine touring car run by a pleasant looking man came up behind me and rolled on. Another car came up, stopped, and a farmer going home in his little auto, with a load or groceries, while he naturally must have wished to hurry home out of the rain, asked me to ride, and himself opened the door for me.
While I greatly appreciated the courtesy of the farmer--also a gentleman--I did not wonder that the first gentleman had not asked me to ride. It has been so well impressed on women and girls in town that to ride with a stranger is dangerous, that few gentlemen offer courtesies to women and girls whom they do not know. They city mother is forced to warn her children against strangers, though the warning robs them of confidence in their fellow-men. It should mean a great deal to country mothers to be a part of a community where young folks are safe on the road, where they may safely accept rides from passersby.--Wallace Farmer.
The Floral Club.
Mrs. Fannie Coffin assisted by Mrs. Byrd Irwin entertained the Floral Club Thursday from 2 to 5:30. It was a Hallowe'en affair. The house was artically decorated in black and yellow, with black cats and witches etc. decorationg the walls of the parlor and dining room.
Interesting contests were indulged in. Mesdames Chamberlain, Jones and Kesner were the lucky contestants.
A dainty two-course luncheon was served, the table were nicely decorated with dahlias and each guest found their places by cute little bon bon boxes, with her name on the box which contained salted peanuts.
The favors were tiny crochet bags.
The guests were: Mesdames Maggie Bader, Georgia Cotton, Mary Owings, Marrie Webb. The members present were: Mesdames Julia Kesner, Stella Beard, Ida Zeller, Mary Fockele, Retta Chamberlain, Nellie Smith, Lydia Dickinson, Mable Cook, Lulu Jones and Byrd Irwin.
Mrs. John Kious Dead.
Elizabeth Frances, wife of John Kious of this city, died at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, Monday morning, October 11th at 3:30. The cause of death was septecaemia.
Mrs. Kious, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hensley, was born February 11th, 1886 at Aliceville, Kansas. She was married to John Kious May 29th, 1906 at Webb City, Missouri. They came to LeRoy in 1907 and have lived here since that time. She has been a mamber of the Christian church since she was sixteen years old.
Three children were born to them, the last--a girl--born October 10th departed this life with the mother. The other two children are living--a boy and a girl.
The body was brought back home to LeRoy Monday night and the funeral ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the residence at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the LeRoy cemetery.