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Yun Wert is surely gaining in a business way as tbey are drawing trade froiu-tar and near. Our merchants are [offering, inducements which attract Imuch attention. COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE'. James Burns lias gone to Osceola to wtile Mr. Ripple is sick. Mike barber is helping John Powers in his place. We noticed Simon Goodman and wife, of Crown, trading with our merchants Friday. ,y Fred Gould the veteran railroader is home for the winter. He reports rail road work lively in the north part of the state. Tom McCullough and wife, of Garden ~-.lirove, visited with his brother Saturday and Sunday. Interest Items as Reported by Our fcorrespon* lents from Surrounding Towns and Townships. Lew ltoyer, of Crown, was in town last week buying lumber. James Halter and Uncle John Fitro were in our town last- week. ulin Kelley played in the opera ball Friday evening to a fair audience. She is quiti an artist in her line. Newton Gould thrashed corn fodder T.mrsday. Buckwheat Akes was in town last '"•^Tuesday negotiating a buckwheat deal •with our millers. He left his team ol mules lied at the mill while he went to the depot, when he returned they had concluded to divide the buggy between themselves and one had taken half the rig and started home, while the other lingered around the mill pond. The Council appointed a new marshal .Monday night. The boys will have to watch for John Edwards now. John is a model young man and will make a good officer. Our postmaster has built a new build ing and moved the Post Office to the xouth side of the railroad track. They moved the office fixtures Friday. We noticed L. C. Bonhan, oft Weldon, at the depot last week waiting for the train. Mr. Horney, of Weldon, snipped stock from here last week. Kev. Caster preached at the Christian church Sunday morning and evening. The churches are making preparations for entertainments Christmas. ', '6lnlng a Wide' Reputation As a cure for rheumatism Chamber lain's Pain Balm is gaining a wide rep utation. D. B. Johnson, ot Richmond lnd., has been troubled with that ail ment since 1802. In speaking of it he says: "I neyer found anything that would relieve me until I used Chamber Iain's Pain Balm. It acts like masric with me. My foot was swollen and pained me very much, but one good application of Pain Balm relieved me." For sale by W. A. Alexander, Druggist. 6rand River. Plenty of rain and the roads are muddy and perhaps will be rough before this is printed. John Edwards has bis restaurant running in full blast and is doing a good business. Pat Griffin and L. J. Landis returned from Texas last week and give a glowing account of the country. Dr. J. W. Robinson has purchased the property in which he is Hying from Mr. Andrew and will make some changes in the spring. S. C. Jennings Sr, was a Leon visitor lust Saturday. J.C.Covington has gone to Decatur City to take charge of Covington's store. G. W. Smiley sends THE REPORTER to H. J. McClelland, Pegram, Illinois. He thinks TUB REPORTER is the paper that will suit his friend. Mr. Smiley is work ing for our rustling friend J. L. Over holtzer and is well pleased with this country. P. C. B®ers, of Oregon, is here with a car load of calves which be will sell to our farmers ne*t Thursday December 14,— \. Greenland went to Chicago atuiday with stock. Our town election weut off quietly Monday and resulted as follows: Mayor. Pat Griffin Clerk, J. C. Brothers Treas urer, A. L. Ackerly Assessor, Charles iiegold Councilmen, J. Switzer, T. T. Beck, J. H. Crees, J. W. Robinson, L. J. Landis, Wood Binning. J, H. Crees and S. C. Jennings tied on the vote and Crees beat by lot. Everybody is satis fled as all parties have a man on the council. Lew-is Rounds will move his iamily to Lineville this week. This will leave us «i. without a harness shop. Mr. Rounds .. did a good busiuess here but thinks he can do better at Lineville- We wish v-f him success. Xgt Swan, of Lineville, is visiting Jno. •r ,s Burham. He is here to help move Mr. Rounds and family. Mr. Luce our new section foreman is giving good satisfaction Tom Edward* is runni running his sawmill up on the river. The Woodmen elected their officers Monday night. They have two candi dates to inititate next time so you must be there neighbor. Our esteemed townsman George Sny der has secured a section at Yorktown west of here. He is one of the best on the line. We hope his family will re main here. Nora—You can't expect to do with face blemishes in a week's Keep 011 taking Rocky Mountain You'll have a lovely complexion, your druggist. away time. Tea. Ask Woodland. Chas. Martin and wife, of Leroy, pass-, ed through town Wednesday morning on their way home from Spring Valley. Our postmistress, Mrs, Fleming, who has been confined to her room for some time was able to be up to the office again Monday. W. H. Baker and wife, of J^eroy, were 111 town Thursday. Miss Annie Voliner, a blind lady, gave an entertainment at the school house Tuesday evening. She gave a nice album to the prettiest girl and a cane to the loveliest man. Miss Gertie llartman received the album and the cane was taken by "Sethalonius" with a sweeping majority. Mr. Dale, of Morgan township, was in these parts last week buying poultry. Rev. Williams, of Leon, and John Farver, of Spring Valley, are at work making new seats for the A. C. church. M, B. Still and Mr. Lee, of Lineville, were in town Sunday. S. 11. lleatcn and wife, of Tingley, came Monday for a visit with their daughter, Mrs. W. H. McGrath. Lumber is now on the ground to build a new walk from McGrath & Still's store erst to Hartman's lots. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lantz left last week for Kansas City where they will make their future'borne. W. A. Tedder made a business trip to umeston last week. T. B. Adair and Clyde liayn left Sun day for Joplin, Mo., to look after their min|lig interests at that place^ Money to Loan on Improved farms at 6. 7 and 8 per cent, interest for 5, 6 to 10 'time. TO OUR CORRESPON DENTS:—Several letters are omitted this week' on account of being receiyed Wednes day afternoon. We must haye cor respondence reach us not latter than Tuesday, and Monday if possibles. Orphan Ridge. Mrs. Tom Harp is able to be up and around again. P. Harp and family spent Saturday and Sunday in New Buda. John Vanpelt, of west Leon, spent Sunday in these parts. Mr. Johnson and family also Jacob Dooley, of Union Ridge, spent Sunday in Woodland. Taylor Vanpelt and lady were buggy riding Sunday. Tilman McNelly and his sweetheart from southern Kansas are here visiting his lather. They attended the dance at Emmet Piper's Wednesday night. Tom Harp had business at Blockley and Davis City Saturday. Taylor Vanpelt bought a load of sheep 011 1M en prairie and broug lit them home last week. J. Fulton had business at Huineston Friday. William Allen, of Davis City, had business at this place Monday. Andrew Campbell, of l^eon, was in these parts Sunday. Otis Vanpelt spent Sunday at C. W. Michell's. Miss Carrie Harp is able to be around without the aid of crutches. The young people from this part took in the dance at E. Piper's Wednesday night. Jess Hatfield is cutting cord wood for T. P. Fulton. Guy McUrew, of I^eon, was on the Ridge one day last week. Mr. Barlean and Oiis Vanpelt had business at Davis City,Leon and Decatur Wednesday. John Johnson, of Davis City, had business at this place last week. Dan Peters has rented his farm and contemplates going to Bethany,Missouri in a few days. We understand Tom Harp has rented William Berry's farm now occupied by Wash Clark. Jim Jones is talking of going to Mis souri in the near future. Son of an Ohio Merchant Cured ol Chronic Diarrhoea. My son has been troubled for years with chronic diarrhoea. Some time ago I persuaded him to take some of Cham berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remeny. After using two bottles of the 25-cent size he was cured. I give this testimonial, hoping someone similarity afflicted may read it and be benefited. Thomas C. Bower, Glencoe, O. For sale by W. A. Alexander, Druggist. Morgan. John Osborn had business at Davis City Saturday. M. L. Dale delivered five loads of hogs at Pleasanton Monday. Quite a number from this vicinity have been attending meeting at Eden. Claud Osborn is working for Sam Evans. The new telephone line through this vicinity is almost completed and will be a great advantage to the neighborhood. Mrs. Sarah Johnson is still with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Pitman, who is very sick With typhoid fever. .Mrs. Hattie Robinson and baby and Miss Nellie Dale returned home Monday after a few days visit with friends at Van Wert and Weldon. Merton Cozad and Fay Osborn had a shooting match at Morgan Wednesday. There was a dance at John Orey's Wednesday night. The young folks report a good time Mrs. Mary Dale visited relatives at Leon and Van Wert last week. R. T. Dunham, and sister, Mrs. Eu nice Dale, departed Thursday for Win terset, Swan and other points in Iowa to viait with relatives and friends. Miss Josie Blakesley is .visiting in Missouri this week, the guest of her sis ter, Mrs. Z. Hall. Merton Coaad was a Leon visitor Fri day. Mrs. Tincie Hubbard and little daugh ter visited with Mrs. Hattie Robinson Thursdav. Tuskeego. E. J. Sankey, of Leon, had realestate business in our burg last Tuesday. Also M. A. Gammill was here attending to business matters. J. A. rierey'a new house is completed. B. A. Venn went to New York state last Tuesday to spend a month visiting friends at his old home. The Adventists have their church moved and the repairing almost com pleted. C. M. Akes, of Leon, Lafe Mitchell, Mr. McGuyer, of Kellerton and John Dickenson, of Lamoni, were here buying stock last week. About twenty persons met at the home of Tom Barnes last Wednesday evening for the purpose of arranging for a Christmas tree. All the committees were appointed. Eva Cash is teaching our school, and Miss Shoemaker handles the birch at Happy Hollow. Mrs. Oma Tennant, of Clyde, Mo., visited her father last week. Rev. Parson was called to Davis City Saturday to preach the funeral sermon of Mrs. Guthrie, but on account of un avoidable circumstances could not go. Florence Edmonson returned to Mt Ayr Monday. Our new station agent, John Allen, of Lamoni, has moved into' the Cronk property. Mrs. I. N. Pay ton has been quite sick for some time. Rev. Parson is holding revival meet ing at Elk Chapel. Mrs. Waigbt and daughter, of Moville la., are visiting their daughter, Mrs Parson. A. N. Jackson contemplates going to Garden Grove to work in his brother's shop this winter. Sam Forev, Jake Rhodes, J. M. Ash burn and W. W. Wiley nave all made substantial improvements on their farms. Wilf Forbes is here from Lincoln Neb., on a visit until spring. Watcht Davis city. Skating was the pastime indulged in by the youths and maidens of Davis City last week, Mr. II. Hartshorn bought the meat shop of J.. Emmons last week and straightway began business in that line. O. C. Bradley moved his family here from Lucas last week. Helen Radnich has gone to Moines to teach school during the ter. Des City Mrs. Will Bowman and wife, of King spent Sunday with his mother, Emma Bowman. her Josie Bowman, of Leon, visited cousin, Claire Bowman, last week. Uncle Billy Fortune and wife, and daughter, Mrs. Leora Jay, visited at Lainoni last week. Barnhart Heijer, of Ridgeway, and Art Teale will commence blacksmithing in the near future. Mrs. Mate Severe nee Warnock was brought here from King City last Thurs day for burial. She died of cancer of the face. Mrs. Dan B. Guthrie died last Friday of cancer and was buried Sunday. She was a daughter of R. Haryey and had for several years been a patient sufferer from that most dreadful of all diseases, and death was a welcome release. Perry Ewing returned last Saturday from near Chicago where he has been staying for the past nine months. \V. G. Svvitzer returned home Monday from north of Des Moines where he has been for several months teaching vocal music. Mrs. and Miss Johnson returned to their home in Des Moines Saturday, after several days visit with their rela tives, G. W. Keller and family. Dr. Wailes returned last Thursday from Iconium where he had been called 1 by the serious illness of his mother. "Walter Sylvester returned Friday from Colorado. The protracted meetings closed Sun day evening. Mr. Guthrie and family, of Redding, were in our city last week being called here by the death of his brother's wife. Lloyd Severe went to Pleasanton Mouday to assist in invoicing the stock of goods belonging to the late G. B. Keshlear. Lew Siltx and wife, of Lamoni, was in our city the past week. J. N. Gates had business in our city Mouday. S. Varga, of Leon, was in our city this week visiting his daughter. 10. J. Teale has again opened up his photograph gallery. Will furnish obituary of Mrs. Annie Guthrie next week. Grandma Acton is visiting with her children in Leon this week. R. D. R. Toplifi has been appointed marshal of our little burg. John Tharp made a trip to Pleasanton Monday. Mrs. Hilt Cohenour, of Pekin, 111., arrived Saturday for a visit with Davis City friends. Mrs. James Guthrie, of Tingley, came in Saturday to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan Guthrie. Geo. Bates and wife, of Decatur, had business in our city Friday. Martha Keown is visiting her sister at Blythedale. Mrs. Samuel Newman, of Caledonia, visited her sister, Mrs. Asbach, the past week. Grandma Stewart is on the sick list. A SURE CURE FOR CROUP Twenty-five Years' Constant Use With out a Failure. The first indication of croup is hoarse ness, and in a child subject to that. dis ease it may be taken as a sure sign of the approach of an attack. Following this hoarseness is a peculiar rough cough. If Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy is given as soon as the child be comes hoarse, or even after the croupy cough appears, it will prevent the at tack. It is used in many thousands of homes in this broad land and never dis appoints the anxious mothers. We have yet to learn of a single instance in which it has not proved eflebtual. No other preparation can show such a record—twenty-five years' constant use without a failure. For sale by W. A. Alexander, Druggist. Pleasanton. C, W. Barr and wife Sundayed on their farm near Spring Valley. On account of preaching a funeral at Davis City Rev. Rusk failed to fill his appointment here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leeper's twin babies have the whooping cough. Ivan Beach todk hogs to Leon on day. :George Bhip 1 Before you buy a watch be sure to get Kohler's prices. Candles Hotblpc «lw addi mack the chtrmof the dniwioc -mom or bondotr th. r»dl •nt light from CORDOVA CanOlM. 1 Nothln* will contribat* mora to MM •ftistio .ncoew of tha luncheon, tea or dionar. The beat decoratire candles for the ahnpleat or tha »o#t elaborate faoftton—for eot tage or manakra. Made in all colon and tha moat delicate tintair •Tirajunenc*. «ad«»ldoToiywhe»e. ... Dunn returned from Des Moines last Friday. C. O. Hartsook was in Eden township Friday buying hogs for Ivan Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Davis, of Adel, Missouri, passed through town Thurs day on their way to Lamoni. C. W. Barr was a Leon passenger Thursday evening. Ivan Beach took in five car loads of hogs last Wednesday and Thursday, The largest receipts of any two days this season. Most of them came from Morgan township. George Campbell, of navis City, was transacting business here last Thursday Squire Weaver has opened up a meat market. A Mr. Walton, of Warren county, was here last week buying yearling calves to home, lie succeeded in getting one car load and started home with them Friday. Pearl MitchfeJI accom panied him! Peter Bradley Leon's spectacle man was calling on some of our citizens Thursday in the interest of"his glasses. Jiin Bolon, Lloyd Severe, of Davis City and John Gates, of Leon, came Monday and began invoicing-the stock of merchandise of the late G.'B. Kesh lear & Co. Mrs. Keshlear has been appointed administratrix of the estate. See notice of same in another column of THE REPORTER. This bad spell of weather Ins for the present stopped woi on the new Meth odist church now in course of,'erection Another week of good weather and it would have been enclosed. J. N. Painter was taken suddenly ill Saturday morning and at the time of this writing. Mrs. Painter has just recovered from a long illness. Dr. Lovett. of Lineville, had profess ional business here Sunday and Monday, Preparations are being made to have Christmas tree* at both churches. One at the L. D. S. .church Sajturday night before Christmas and one at the south church Christmas night. A large crowd is expected at both places.' James Estes has employed Mr. Duff, of Princeton/ to work in his blacksmith shop. Mr. Duff comes highly recom mended as being a good: workjmah and gentleman. mtin-'hn What do the Children Drink? Have yo« TOf it Don't give them tea or coffee. tried .the new food drink called GRAIN _. is delicious and nourishing and takes the place of coffee. The more GflAIN-O you give: the ohildren the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain is mode- of pure grains and when properly prepared tastes like tne choice grades of co(I«e b\it co8ts about Mas much. All grocera aell.it. 16c and 25c, @r ,T '-..-y^i LBON .^tr^DAlf DEtliSi® "'S'pardS.h 6rove. Ji P. Jordan expects to build on bis farm west of towh where the building was recently biun^dj W. JO. Adams*nas ueenedbiintid to the house by sickness for a week past. Preparations are being made for the aunual union Christmas exercises of the Methodist and Presbyterian Sunday schools at the latter church Christmas eve. Mrs. K. J. Bartlett left Monday for an extended vwit 'with her brother aud daughter at Chicago. Rev. Woodward has closed the pro tracted meetings at Leroy. J. P. Jordan returned to his home at Des Moines Saturday after a week's visit here with relatives and friends. G. W. Hoadley was at Leon Friday on business. Frank Matthews and wife moved the latter part of last week to Leon where Frank takes a half interest in Stout's livery barn. John Parrisb, of Leon, was at Garden Grove last Thursday. Fred A ten has sold his barber shop to Fred Wood and the latter is now operating both shops. A barber from Chariton is helping him. The White hardware' store was moved last week from Parrish's room into the Stearns building lately occupied by G. M. Miller. Contractor Wilson is making quite an improvement in the interior of the opera hall. A blind lady .was billed for an enter tainment at the opera hall Thursday evening but failed to get a crowd. John Vail was at S$. Charles several days last week looking after a land deal. Captain J. D. Brown, of Leon, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Bartlett. A, D. King has beerr sicft for several days but is now about'again. James Jones went to Leon Tuesday to help cry the Short Horn sale. Try 6raln Ol Try 6raln-Oi A*k your Grocerto show you a package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink takes the place of coffee. The children may drink it without injury as well as the adult. Alt who try it,like it. URAIN-O has that lich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains and the most delicate stomach ft with out injury. 4 the price of co/Iee. lac. and Sac, per package. Sold by all grocers. Crown. Quite a number attended Mr. Fitro's sale Monday. Mr. Fitro and son Joen and family start this week for Texas, and Lew lioyer is preparing to load a car and will start soon for Oklahoma. W. L. Royer and family, of Oklahoma came the first of the week to visit friends and relatives of this county. Lide Hughes,-of Decatur, visited her uncle, U. L. Pease, last week. We feel sure we smell wedding cake over south-east and as we write we think the cake is being ate. Leeper's gang are putting in a county bridge south of Monroe's. It is a very necessary bridge and has been long needed. The series of meetings has been post poned for a time on account of stormv weather and bad roads, J. F. Garber made a business trip to the poor farm last week. Go to J. R. Bashaw's for your fancy goods, toys, comb and brush sets, neck tie boxes, photo boxes,shaving, sets and smoking sets, besides a great many fancy novelties. Report of school taughtin district No 8 of Eden township for the month ending Decembts lsjt. Whole, number enrblhtdr 30 "ifaerage attendance 27, those neither absent nor tardy are Laura, Winnie, Lula and Charley Housh, Albert, Fred, Effie, Pearl, Nellie and Arthur Epperly, Sherman Huddles son, and Nellie Smith. Gracie George and Orvie Baker, and Tomie Clark were unfortunatel tardy on the first day of the month. R. L. 8MITH, teacher. MORTUARY. ~J£V- 'I JOHN DUXBAK an active an enterprising farmer who died November 29,1899, in Bloomington township was born in Marion county, Ohio, May 31, 1839* His parents Joe and Mary (Kepner) Dunbar were from Pennsylvania. He came to Decatur county in 1860 and bought a farm which he afterwards sold and bought the farm where his family now resides. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. 1 34th Infantry and participated in many battles. He was ^honorably discharged at Davenport, Iowa, September 15, 1865 and returned to Decatur county Mar 5, 1868. He nas married to Miss Mary Rauch daugh ter of Anthony and Betsy Rauch. He leaves a wife. and four children, two boys and two girls to mourn his death He was an upright citizen, a loving husband, a kind and affectionate father, After suffering untold agony tor oyer one year from cancers on his lip and face he approached his end with joy, having made peace with God, fought his last battle and received an honorable discharge from his earthly labors. The funeral was Conducted by Rev. W. H. Peron at the home of the deceased December 1, 1899, after which his re mains was laid away to rest in the Elk cemetery. zrrne MAY COCHBAN daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Granville Gochran, died at the home of her par ents in Decatur City, Sunday morning Dec. 10,1899, aged 21 years, 7 months and 28 days. She was born on April 12, 1878. This is .the second time the death angel has visited this home, a son tbe first born was taken from the bosom of father and mother when 2 years old and a happy greeting has taken place on the other shore. Zettie leaves a fatty er, mother, two sisters, and one brother and a host of triends to mourn tbeir loss but her gain. She was loved by all who knew her and her kindnew and goodness was felt in .the entire communi -ty, in wliich she livid. Her/funeral took place in the M. E. church Mondav morning at 10 30. A sympathizing con gregation was present at her last service. Surely a star of this community, halt been carried by angels wings to the heavenly world above. Interment at the PaleQtine cemetery. GKO. FIELEB. Thanking those wiio'w&e so kind to us during the sickness and death of our daughter and sistsr, MR. AND Jdsa. 1 Smoke Lawn City And Trixie Ciga. guaranteed band made and long filler! Manufactured by Bobbitt A *ltohr Wintimti. Iowa. GBANVILLK COCHRAN, FYJ\ IP AGGIE COCHBAN,. ATF, **. MOBNA COCBKAN,. vt TKRBY COCHBAST -ST.' 0: a S DmL 241 acres of improved land on tbe K, & W. R. R. 2 houses, good barn, cribs, granary and all well, fenced, for further particulars address, Sani G. Toovey, Pleasanton, Iowa, Decatur connty.14tl3 For Sal*, nt fiL A restaurant forsale in a goodTlown. Enquire atthis office. 7-tf rtCNOUB tor CH troga* le*" a STATEMENT. Of the condition of the Farmers ft Traders Rtate Bank, organised under the law-? of Iowa, located at Leon, in the county ot Decatur, at the close of business on the 2nd day of Dec. D, made to the auditor as required by law. ASSETS. Amount of bills,-bonds and other evi dences of debts discounted or pur chased actually owned by bank 134,HA7.i4 Amount of cash on hand described fcs follows: Gold coin .....»7,flno 00 Silver coin and bullion 8,018 51 -V: Legal lender and national bank notes and subsidiary v' coin 4,000 00 Drafts and cheoks on other solvent banks and other oash items not dis- V/' honored on hand and belonging to the bank tl5.346.rit Amount subject to be drawn at sight on de' pOBit with solvent banks or bankera, Merchants Nat'I Bank Chic ago $ 3,711 45 Kountxe Bros. New York 8,7(1184 Nat'l State Bank liurlingtoh 8.377 (18 Des Moines Saving Bank 13,134 51 Des Moines National Bank.. 6.8U8 48 Collections in transit 188 05 $P8,975 -15 Overdrafts 4,588 13 Value of real property ...til.SUO 00 Value of personal property 582 90 S 18,084 90 Total assets,, I1U5.705 18 MABIMTIKS. Amount of capital stock actually paid up in oash KS.000 00 Total amount due depositors as follows Amount sight deposits 8,301 SB Amount time deposits 85,608 80 8158,810 IK Indebtedness, of every kind, due banks,bankeis or persons other than regular depositor* Bills payable none, rediscounts none. Due clearing house, nothing. Amount of undivided profits as follows: Surplus fund 110,000 00 Other profits on hand after deducting taxes and ex penses. l,St5 P8 S U,89608 Total liabilities 1196,705 13 Amount of all liabilities to the bank on part ot its directors, as borrowers none, as endors ers none. .. STATE .OP IOWA, -., Decatur County, We, John W. Harvey, President, Thomas Teale, Vice President and Fred Teale. Cashier of 1 he bank above named, do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is full, true and correct, to the best of our knowledge* und be lief, that the assets therein set forth are bona Ada the property of said bank in it» corporate capacity and that no part of the suae has been loaned or advanoed to said bank 10c- the pur pose of being exhibited as a portion of its assets. JOHN W. HARVEY, President THOS. TEAMS, Vioe President. 7 FRED TEALE, Caskter. 1? Sworn to before ma and subscribed ji?in my presence by J. W. Harvey, "•f Thos. Teale and Fred Teale this 11 jjS day of December 189ft. &V IX E. GATCHKIJ., S- Notary Public. Attested by John W. Husvey, ThoB. Teale, K. 13. Harvey, directors. ft PUBLIC SALES. I will sell at public sale at my farm one-half mile east of Leon on Wednes day Dec, 20, 1899, 72 head of cattle con sisting of 7 milch cows 48 coming two •year old heifers, all bred 7 coming two year old steers, 10 calves, 3 work horses, 1 colt, 80 head full blooded Duroc Jersey hogs consisting of old sows, spring gilts, and fall shoats, two farm wagons, 1 road wagon, 1 bob sled, 2 hay racks. Will also sell at private sale, 21 head of two year old steers. They are good natives and have been on full fied three months. 100 tons hay and titer rough ness, 130 pure bred barred plymouth rock chickens, 100 hens, 30 cockerels, Terms—9 months on usual terms £. B. MCCLELLAND. Here we are again with, the largest and best select ed stock of holiday goodia, ever shown in Leon. Any thing you want for Xma»" presents can be found aA this store. Toys, bo«it» pictures, fine furniture ami a hundred other articlcftto select from at W. A. Alexander's. S Notice—Life insurance com pa niwi'wtl 1 reduce the rate 33 per cent, to alli who agree to use llocky Mountain Ida. _A wise measure. 35 cents. Ask your druggist. Personally Conducted 'Cams: To California in PtUlaaon Tourist Sleeping Cars via. the Cfckago, Great Western to Kansas City *ad the Sante Fe Route to Los Ange)e6.aiBd Southern California, the true wintwr route, avoid ing cold weather and SHOW blockades. Commencing Mond*jr„ October 23, and on every Monday following, one of these new Pullmaa^ Tourist Sleeping Cars will leave D»« Moines at 8:45 p. m., via. the Chicago* Great Western for Los Angeles and southern California via. Kansas City, and reaching Los Angelas tbe following Friday morning, thus avoiding all Sunday travel. These tours are .personally conducted by an experienced railway official, who ac companies. tbe train to its destination. The cajrs,. are well equipped for aloag journey and are as comfortable as the Pullq*iuk Sleepers, while the price -is onbf t6 50for a double berth, less felw» hall this price in the Standard Sleepers. £uill information Inquire of any Ciki «agi Great Western agent, or addrewi Zettie leaves a fatly iR 11. Lord,. General Passenger and 1—'Ticket CftgCK Agent, 113 Adams street JChir The Homestead Offer This V*ar. All our farmer readers should take1 advantage of the unprecedented, club bing ofier we this year make, which includes with this paper. The Iowa Homiestead, its Special Farmers' In stitute- editions,: The Poultry Farmer and the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal These four publications ire the best of their class and should rbe in every farm home. To them we. add for local, county and general news qiur own paper and make the Jrice for the five for one year $1.70. Never before was so much superior reading matter' offered for so small an amount of money. The four papers named wh^ ire club with our own are well known throughout the west and commctad themselves to the reader's favorai ile attention upon mere mention^ Tlie Homestead is the great agricultural and. live stock paper of the West. Thp, Poultry Farmer is the most practical poultry paper for the farmer published' in the country The Farmers'Mutual Insurance Journal is tbe special advo*. cate of farmers' co-operativeassociationa! and the Spedal Farmers' InttitMa* editions are the most practieal pubtmn tionafor thetpromotion of good farming ever published. ^Take advantage of tkiih gn«t offer. oaiuiNAii c-feJi PUBLIC SAUC.—1 will sell at public sale at my farm 8 miles south-east of Ieon on Friday* December 15,1899, the follow ing property: 2 brood mares 7 and 8 years old, with foal by Daughton's .Tack, 1 mare 6 years old, 2 coming two-year old colts, 1 sacking colt, 2 geldings 6 and 7 years old 6 head choice young milch cows, 5 sucking calveB 6 brood sows, 29 shoats 3 dozen geese wagon, 2 buggies, 2 stirring plows, 3 cultivators, 1 three section harrow, McCormick binder, bob sled, two horse roller, hand cart, corn shelter, 2 sets double harness^ 600 bushels corn in crib, 300 shocks corn 00 acres stock pasture, household and kitchen furniture. Terms—12 months. 8 per cent discount for cash. FENNEL & SON, PATRICK MUI.LINS. Auctioneers. Closing out Stock Sale- Tri the District Court ,df lia'catur Crfan tit, Iowa, January term, Ai D. lfldo. I. P. Young, Pl« aintifr, Eva Bumpton .fudd Hampton, Thomas Young Mrs. Thcmaa Young, John L,. Young ir., Mrs. John L. Young Jr. Sarah M. Young, 4-1 Defendants. TO SAID DEFEFDANTS: You are hereby notified that on or be fore the First day of January, A. D. 1800 there will be on file in tbe office or tbe Clerk of the District Court of Decatur County. Iowa, tbe petition or the plaintiff aforesaid, claiming of you that he is tbe absolute owner or tbe east of the south east fourth or the north-east quarter of 8ec. twenty-seven in Decatur County, Iowa, and asking that the title be quieted In himiana that you and each or you be out off barred and eatopped from claiming any interest in and to said land adverse to plaintiff and for general equita ble relief. You are also notified that unless you ap pear thereto and defend before noon of the second day of the term or said District Court of Decatur County, to be held on the116th day or January, A. D. 1900, a de fault will be entered against you and judg ment rendered thereon. O. W. HOFFMAN, Attorney for Plaintiff ADMINISTRATOR'S NOriCK. Estate of E. E. Wadsworth, deceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons Inter ested, that on the 13th day of December. A. D. 1899, the undersigned was appointed by the clerk of the district court of Decatur connty, Iowa, administratrix of the estate of E. E, wadsworth deoeased, lat_e ol said county. All persons Indebted to said estate will make pay ment to the undersigned, and those having claims against the same will present them lepally authenticated to said court for allow al)06t Dated Dec. 18,1899 JLJ.St LOUISA WADSWORTH, Administratrix. BIG HOLIDAY SPECIALS! Take Your Cach Where it will go the Farthest! Mixed Candy, pound Stick Candy pound Caramels, pound Brazill Nuts, pound Almonds, pound English Walnuts, pound Pecans, pound Filberts, pound Oranges, dozen Almera Grapes, Bananas, Lemons, Apples Oysters, Christmas Trers, Lyonpoddium, •gigig Magnolia, Palmetto Leaves, Wreathes. c! Fresh Butter Eggs, Poultry Game. At Leon, and Tuskeega. iif SC.. tc f* t- i". .1 bRiaiNAti frbrittai. iti tlio ltstriol dodrt ot towa in and for De catur County. January term, 1900. E. a. Ellsworth and I*. E. jones W. P. CLARK & CO Pes These Days Suggest! ho need of warm clothing we suggest that at our store is the right place to bay. First,handle good goods only. No shoddy at any price. Second, we sell for less money wi than others get tor shoddy goods._ \Vo have a very large SYOGK of Underwear for men boys', ladies'misses' and children, special good value in every garment, and a price. A if, The Sarrffe ih Shoes! We sell the best and warrant every best grades of overshoes, and leggins. lint are Jabsolutely waterproof. Men's lamb skin lined duck coats at bargain prices. We will keep you warm all winter .and. save you one-fourth the money you would pay ior shoddy goods elsewhere. See us before buying. HAMILTON & GAMMILL. D£0/¥TOR NURSERY. miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimi We have a large assortment of. Apple, Pear, Plumb, Peach and Cherry! These trees must: be sold at once. Orders this fall will be fll'ecf at old prices S£ls- Apples 15c, Pear 40c, Peach, 20c, Cherries 40c, and Plum 40c. Yoti can take large or small trees from 3 to 9 feet. I have all the feadslDg varieties, black Ben Davis, Babbit, Aikin, York, Im- 5 Small Fruit in abundance.4 Owing to th^hjeavy losses the past winter by freezing, priced for all nursery stock has advanced 50 per cent. Place your orders at t^nee with me. (let home grown trees and savei kJ- Plaintlflst vs. Luther C. Foster, Dora B. Foster, et at.. Defendants. To Luther C. Foster and Dora B. Foster, the above named defendants: You are hereby notified that there .is now on ,j file In the offlco of the 1 lerk of the District Court of Decatur ounty, Iowa, the 'petition of the plaintiffs aforesaid, claiming of you i.hi Sum of Five Hundred Thirteen and 84.lmi Dollars, as money lu«Vy due from, you anu Interest thereon at eight per cent, from tbo.... 1st day of October, A. D. 1899, tor amount due on three promissory notes of Luther 1). OHter Uora B. Poster, John F. Copelanil, Itoberl Hmith, Jeremiah N. Copeiand, dated Septem ber 87th. 1898, one for 9815.43 toE.S.EUswprttt and L. E. Jones payable in installments one for £83.82 to Montpelier Havings Bank and. Trust Co. one for #84 60 payable to Montpel ier Savings Bank and Trust Co. with eight per cent, interest, and praying for the foreclosure of a oertatn mortgage given to seoure the pay ment of Stttd notes on the north-west quart and west half ot the northeast quarter of. section four, township sixty-seven range twenty-live Decatur oounty, Iowa, and for costs including attorney's fees, and alleging that the defendants, H. A. Thomas and O.- 1. Davis and Home Savings and Trust fouipapy have or claim to have some lien upon or in terest in said promises which is Inferior to ulalntllTs. No personal judgment Is asked against H. A.Thomas, O. I'. Davis and Home Savings and Trust Co. For full and complete statement of plaintiff's cause of uction, st petition. You are also notilied that unless you appear thereto and defend before noon of the second day of the term or said District Court of De at to he on he 1 5 January, A .' D. 1900, a default will be* entered against you ami judgment rendered thereon. 'tV 1 yfL'iFZS I m£i D. MOORE, All the news/without prejudice. The best general reading, & id /.The best market reports, jyi j^The 6reat Paper of the Great West, Wt It/VNS/VS CITY STAR ?Byimait, postage prepaid, daily and Suuday, 1 year ..f4.00 IBj1- mail', postage prepaid, daily and Sunday, 6 months ....tf '2.00 ", m' TH'Fi WFEKI KANSAft CITY STAllfe. /tig WEEKLY KANSAS CITY STA1 PostAge pciefiaid 35 cents a.year. :j|I V. K. MCUIBNIS, lijti Attorney for Plaintiff. Highest prices in cash for poultry.and eggs at tiie l^eou Commission Co. Hi ~F resh Holly/ and Wild 5! We give a special low pair. We sell the Men's duck coats Proprietor.