The Chariton Patriot, Chariton, Iowa
Wednesday, April 30, l873

DECATUR COUNTY. -- Two brutes named SNYDER were put in jail at Leon last week charged with the crime of attempting to violate the person of a young girl named SMITH.

The Journal speaks highly of the concert given by the Rheem family at Leon.

A pardon has been issued to MARTIN POLSON, convicted of robbery, In Decatur County in l870, and sentenced to the penitentiary for seven years. He was but sixteen years old when the crime was committed, and the Governor thought he had been sufficiently punished by two years of prison fare.

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July 29, 2003

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