Le Roy Reporter
October 22, 1915
Mrs. Sarah B. Story Dead.

Mrs. Sarah B. Story died at the home of her foster-daughter, Mrs. G. G. Kesner of Halls Summit, October 13, 1915 and the funeral was held there on Friday morning at 10:30 and was largely attended.
Sarah B. Scott was born in Iowa March 19, 1846 and moved to Kansas when a girl. She was married to John B. Story in 1865. She came to Halls Summit in 1912 where she has since resided. mr. Story died June 26, 1915. Mrs. Story leaves a foster-daughter, Mrs. G. G. Kesner of Halls Summit, three sisters, Mrs. Jane Hamilton, Yates Center; Mrs. Georgia Downing, Osawatomie and Mrs. Ruba Reider, LeRoy and one brother John Scott of LeRoy to mourn her death.
For many years Mrs. Story was a resident of LeRoy, leaving here with her husband and Dr. G. G. Kesner for New Mexico about six years ago.
She had a wide circle of friends among the old timers of the vicinity.


James Adams Dead.

James G. Adams died Friday morning, September 24, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joe Beattie of diabetes. Mr. Adams came here with the other members of the family about a month ago. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Beattie since he had been in poor health which had been about a year.
He was born at Fairbury, Illinois, forty years ago and lived the greater part of his life at Fairbury, Nebraska. He was taken very sick two days before he died.
Funeral services were held at the home here Monday morning at the body was taken to Fairbury, Nebraska for burial beside his mother and father. His sister, Mrs. N. T. Pennock and her husband and two children, his brother, W. H. Adams and wife all of Osawatomie, were here to the funeral.--Centralia Journal.
LeRoy people will remember Mr. Adams as he made several visits here with his sister Mrs. Beattie when she lived in LeRoy.

A lecture course in a town the size of LeRoy is not a money-making proposition whatever. It is a matter of public enterprise and should command the earnest support of every citizen of the town and community. Through the lyceum bureau is the only way a town like LeRoy can secure the talent for the high-class entertainments which are scheduled for this year's course. M. P. Cook is the president of the committee of this year's course and is working hard to make it a success. L. V. Watson, E. K. Lucy and a number of others have tickets to sell, or they can be bought at McKinney's drug store, and the people who are interested in seeing some musical and literary numbers with a fine lecture besides, should not wait to be asked to buy a ticket. Hunt up one of these citizens and ask for the tickets. They cost only $1.50 apiece for the season of six numbers.
Queer Quirks of News

Brazil, Ind.--Charles J. Wilkinson, 69, was born and married on September 26. September 26 last he died.
Evansville, Wis.--Flemming Richardson and his sister Mrs. Jacob Michels were devoted to each other. About a year ago their health began to fail, and recently they died--both on the same day.
Freeport, Ill.--George Swanson has a freak kitten which seems to be more rabbit than cat. It refuses to eat meat or drink milk, and lifes entirely on potatoes and turnips.
Jefferson, Mo.--Lee Phillips is the pioneer sunflower grower of the "show-me" state. He has 800 acres in bloom, for which he says he will get $35 to $50 an acre. The seed are used for chicken feed and certain breakfast foods.
Baltimore, Md.--In the suit for limited divorce brought by Owen Tracy, his wife said he had not taken a bath for twenty-six years they had lived together. She alleged he slept in the cellar by the coal bin, and for five years sat in the cellar at night until bed time and spent his Sundays there. When company came he used to beat it for the cellar.
Dayton, O.--Mrs. J. R. Davis recently received a $5 bill from her husband in Decatur, Indiana. The bill was tied by a heavy cord to a tag on which the address had been written, and a two-cent stamp brought it safely through the mail.

The Real Greatness.
Men who are truly great have done good to their fellow man. And the greatest Soul ever born on earth came to urge but one thing on humanity, "Love one another."
Get money if you can. Get power if you can. Then, if you want to be more than the ten thousand million unknown mingled in the dust beneath you, see what good you can do with your money and your power.
If you are one of the many millions who have not and can't get money or power, see what good you can do without either.
You can help carry a load for an old man. You can encourage and help a poor devil trying to reform. You can set a good example to children. You can stick to the men with whom you work, fighting honestly for their welfare.
Time was when the ablest man would rather kill ten men than feed a thousand children. That time has gone. We do not care much about feeing the children, but we care less about killing the men. To that extent we have improved already.
The day will come when we shall prefer helping our neighbor to robbing him--legally--of a million dollars.
Do what good you can now, while it is unusual, and have the satisfaction of being a pioneer and eccentric.--Arthur Brisbane


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