mils rii'm Uitbio.... .... jifldsinrfl
Cash nnd ilue from ban Us 4!i.u(i'2 l.'t
Overdrafts 4 UIH tin
Bakli.g I oiiNi:, and fixtures l--i.iKW.9n
ust lot jtin.ri-iTsi
S j.'V President.
W. II. COLTER. F.
A. & V.
kk DiaiBicr coiruT.
Eye, Ear,.Nose & Throat 1
IfSPECIA 11ST S
FE' OI.ASSK.I AC URATMA UlTlfer) I C'rosseyc-traighloncd. Catnrae sad
^TO THIS I0Y1SS Pterygia Removed, 16.*•?•
l'ERMANBJf l'I.Y I, ATfcJh IN /jt\
Farmers and Mm' State Buk.
STATEMENT DEC. IS, 1899-
JOIIV W II vttVIJY. Pi**! Unt. T1IOS. TEAI.E, Vice President.
l'Ri:i» TEU.K Casl'ler r. 8. ARNOLD. Assistant Cashier.
1 TBS liiiCXTIZBXY'S: SAXTZ.I
4 A.C. BONSER.
PHONE 200 OPERA HOUSE BLOCK.
We have a large assortment of.
Apple, Pear, Plumb,
Peach and Cherry!
These tree« must he sold at once. Orders this fall will be fil'ed at
Apples 15c, Pear 40c, Peach. 20c,
Cherries 40c, and Plum 40c.
You can take large or Rinall trees from ft to 9 feet. I have all the
leading varieties, black Hen Davis, Rabbit, Aikm, York, Iin
Small Fruit in abundance.
Owing 1o the heavy losses the past winter by freezing, prices for
all nursery stock has advaneed 50 per cent. Place your
orders at once with me. (Jet home grown trees and save
W. D. MOORE,
sal Estate and Loan Agent.
Boothwwi corner Itaia and Commard*l StresU.
(an, by pennUidoa, to Farmers sod Trsdera Baakiat
[Buy, Sell.orT^de REAL EtTATEon GommW^
nine Title* -o Keal Eotate.
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E W. TOWN8END,
DSSCJLTTTR, IOWA. I
Owns 3,330 acres of land in Decatur County and other securi
j: ,. ties amounting to over #200,000. Interest paid on E
time deposits S
'Mi STOCZBOLSIBS ./^.-d|
W\l WOODAk® JAMES CKKSWE1.L, J? IIKNKYJIli'.L
O. KKAZELTON, O. VI (XHtlUKOTON.
S. UAHDKKK. \V. TOWN-END.
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/Vre Vou Hrungry? I
if.you are (he place le ?et tlie leM
meal in Ihe county is at
E A E S E S A A N
GRAND KIVER. IOWA.
Sfes A full line of Confectionery, fruits, cigars anil tobacco.
Hot Lunch a Specialty.
If Fine Furniture!
^That's the kind we keep, thal's the kind we
sell. When .you want first class gooils lor the
i|i least, money call on us as we can suit, you both
^in-ptfee and quality of goods.
We are prepared to attend all calls promptly,
day or night. Our strictest attention will be
given business in this department.
A licensed embalmer has charge
of this department
Repairing a Specially!
We are prej ared ti do all kinds of repairing on
short notice. If you have anything you want
let us know «nd Wb will oil and get it
and iliver it free of charge.
A Fancy Sample Line of Carpets and Rugs!
JiwnfT on U»wH R*»» T^Tr-
S f*-L gS^.
JUROR EXCUSED. FOR CAUSE.
H« Was Prejudiced Against ClrcmnMan
tlsl JCTldence For Reaaonit.1
good story is being told about a
Juror wlio- was drawn for service !n
the criminal omirt recently on ft' mur
der case. He was one of Hhose men
who was willing to do his part as a
good citizen, but he had a prejudice
Against circuinstancial evidence which
Avas So strong he could not dispel it
from his mind and it finally beoatne
hecessaty to excuse him.
He answered the questions put to
him by the prosecuting attorney to
qualify, but when the attorney for the
defendant got down to where he asked
him If he could convict a person on
circumstantial evidence he hesitated.
"Why do you hesitate?" asked the
"Well, I'll be frank with you," re
plied the juror. "I don't believe in !t."
"If the evidence was so overwhelm
ing that there could be no doubt of
the guilt of the prisoner wouldn't you
vote to convict'/"
"Judge, can I whisper to you?"
There was a three-minute conversa
tion between the Judge and the juror,
at the conclusion of which the judge
smiled and then lie said: "Juror, you
The attorneys did not forget the in-'
cident and at the close of the day's
session the.v asked the judge what t!i»
trouble was with the juror who was
The judge said the man told him lit*
was the owner of a farm in Cheekto
waga, and among his live stock was a
handsome pet calf. One day while he
was out in the barnyard chopping it
a fence with an ax this calf made a
break to get out of the yard. With
the ax still in his hand he ran after
the auiinaP and caught him by the
tail. Just as he was dragging it back
from an- opening in the fence a mem
ber of the family happened along, and
seeing him with the ax In his hand,
concluded he was suffering with .in
attack of senile dementia and hi his
fury was trying to hack the poor beast
into veal cutlets.
"Judge, "I was perfectly rational,
and I protested that I was attempting
nothing ef the kind," said the juror,
"but appearances were against me and
to this day I am unable to convince
my family that I was not crazy and
was not trying to murder that calf.
That's the reason I am against cir
Nightingales' eggs, which are finely
marked, are worth good prices, and,
knowing this, the dealer finds no dif
ficulty in obtaining larks' eggs and
coloring them to resemble the genuine
article. Specimens of his undoubted
but .misplaced skill have found their
way to collectors Ih all parts of the
world and yet, so completely and care
fully has the work been done, not oue
of the buyers has ever discovered
them to be ''manufactured."
lie Well Read.
Some man has discovered and called
general attention to the fact that in
this country the schools closed to male
students exceed In number those
closed to female students. Another
man, Prof. Yon Hartmann, of Ger
many, consoles the women who are
shut out of the universities in thi*
wise: "The lecture rooms seem to have
a magical attraction for you. They
are for you the paradise of intelli
gence. Absurd mistake! They are
uiueh more like barracks, where one
learns mechanically the manual of
arms. I am going to tell you the great
secret: The best means of education is
reading. Let those of you who care
little about diplomas and whose sole
ambition is to cultivate your minds
stay at home and read. Get it well
Into your heads that your brothers
and your future husbands who after
leaving the university do not read will
never be anything but stupid igno
ramuses, and that all the university
in the world are useless to a woman
who knows how to read."
Tried to Kill Herself Fifteen Times.
Mrs. Roslta Keller, of San Francis
co, is ready to declare marriage
THE LEON REPORTER. THURSDAY. JANUARY it, 1900!
Talk about the Yankees and their
wooden nutmegs, but yield the palm
to the French in the matter of eggs.
From recent observations of an expert
collector of birds' eggs, it become ap
parent that there was in existence a
person who made a living by imitating
nature in the production and coloring
of birds' eggs.
It was traced to a Parisian dealer,
and some interesting details as to the
method used have come to light. The
unscrupulous but Ingenious Freuch
mfin was at one time an assistant in a
large museum, and here he learned the
value of many rare eggs. Being of an
enterprising nature, he started busi
ness on his own account, and made
numerous experiments before he came
He generally uses the shell ef some
common egg, chosen for Its likeness in
size and shape to the one desired, but
when that is impossible, gypsum is
used, this, when properly colored, be
ing undistinguishable from nature's
handiwork. The coloring process :s
not costly, but a very lengthy and
tedious operation, for each variety of
egg has Its distinctive marks and
Sash-Belt and Buckle.
Mailed free for IS lion heads cut from.
Lion Ctffeo wrappers and a 2-cant stamp.
Latest style of imported black Swiss gros
grain ribbon belting stylish imitation
oxidized silver buckle neat, strong and
For is lion heads and a
2-cent stamp. Neat and
substantial. Made of dur
able metal, heavily silver
pi ated. Two differeat
4Q PILL5 N
failure. She is now 29 years of age.
Eight years ago she was married.
Since then she has tried to commit
suicide on an average of twice a
She has made fifteen unsuccessful at
tempts in all.
Remember that name when you want a de
licious, appetizing, nourishing food drink to
take the place of coffee. Sold by all grocers
and liked by all who have used it. Graln-O is
made of pure grain, it aids digestion and
strengthens the nerves. It Is not a stimulant
but a health builder and the children as well
as the adults can drink it with great benefit.
Costs about as much as coffee. 15c. and 25e.
per package Ask your grocer for Qraln-O.
A branch office ol "Blair" the Des
Moines florist, has been established at
The Kej-o$ter office. Parties deuring
cut flowers can leave their order at this
office and the (toners will be promptly^
furnished, Can quote prices on any cut
flowers, aiil guarantee flowers fresh.
Used in Millions of Homes!
Accept no substitute!
Insist on LION COFFEE, in 1 lb. pkgs.
These articles mailed FREE in
exchange for lion heads cut from
front of lb. LION COFFEE pkgs,
Silk Umbrella (either Lady's or Qents).
Sent by express
a 2-cant stamp.
A very fine umbrella, made of union silk-taffeta
26-incli frame with seven ribs steel rod and silver
Congo handle. Would co«t 12.00 at the store.
nailed free for 5
lion heads and a 2
cent stamp. Three
pins in the set (larger
than shown), com
posed of fine rolled
gold, with handsome
tings. 8uitable for
neck-pins or as a
For IS lion heads and
I 2-cent stamp. Color,
!dark brown. Made of
fine kid leather cham
ois lining nickeled
frame, with strong snap
For IS lion hea'&fa cut from
Lion Coffee wrappers and a 2c.
stamp. Large size good ma
terial handles nicely decorated
and assorted colors.
LITTLE LIVER PILL
ache and Liver
[Sold by all druggists
I or sent by mall.
INervlta Mettcsl Co., Chlcsft
For sale by
Myers & Co. druggist
Cures Impotency, Night Emissions and
wasting diseases, all effects of self
abuse, or excess and indis
cretion. A nerve tonic and
blood builder. Brings the
pink glow to pale cheeks and
restores the fire of youth.
|By mail SOc per box, O boxes
for $22.50 with a written guaran
cure or refund the money.
Send for circular. Address,
NERVITA MEDICAL CO.
Clinton & Jackson Sts., CHICAGO, ILL.
For sale by W. F-. Myers & Co., druggjss
TRUSSES. 6Sc. SI.25 tHD UK
iinlntit Trnuet ud*
it FACTORY FBlCft&t leas than one-third
We arc ••ilksf
he prloa chari
by others* and Wl
ier you wl
fork Bleslle Trait, illustrated above* out this
iL out end send tons with OUR 8KC1AL PRICSauMd,
4tate your W«ight, Ave* howlong yon have been
.'uptured, whether rupture Is large or small also state
lumber inches around the body on a line with the
rupture, say whether rupture is on right or left side,
and we will send either truss to you with the under
standing. If It Is Ml perfect St ui e^asl to trvtsss thst
times ear prlce*youcan return it and we
will return your money*
WRITE FOR FBEE TMI8S CmtOCUE ill.
or trum, including the Raw *10.00 U* Tro.1 it
ihfttmrM ibwat mmj mm, ud whichw.mW far via I
ROE3UCK A Co. CHICAGO
eat this ad out and lead to
as* and we willsendyou
O. D., tatyeet to exialai*
Uom. You can examine
it at your freight depot
ana If foaad equl to aay
wWt* at SO PER t'BHT
BOSKY, and one of the fcaamamt, limanat
TkUktk.LlTS8T STTLX VCLL BISK FORTLAHP CUTTJW.
inla from selected uoonjl growth hickory,
Ironed throughout with s.rw.y
irftS. taNiMi (M rtm BODY made ot best air-
UPHOL •trie, full spring r«mor&ble
darkateen Dooy doth. SHAFTS well
ORDER NOW. DON'T WAIT FOR SNOW.
1UI. Writs for I
STRENGTH, PURITY AND FLAVOR
Given for 17S lion
heads and a 2-cent
stamp. Neat appear
ing and an excellent
nickel-silver case, with
jeweled. The famous
Ladies' Watch Chain.
A double strand of best silk cord, united
at intervals with colored beads neat and
substantial. For 15 lion beads and a
Large size and
latest shape. Black
with five separate
a tuck-pocket with
flap to hold visiting
Olvea far 2S lion
heads frem Lion
aad a 2c. stamp.
Vou always know LION COFFEE by th. wrapper. It Is a sealed pack
age, with the lion's head in front. It is absolutely pur. if the package
is unbroken. LION COFFEE is roasted the day it leaves the factory.
Manufacturers of and
Me and trails
We carry a magnificent line of monu
ments. The workmanship is unexcelled
and material used first-class.
We buy our stock in car loiul lots
direct from ihe quaries in the east,
thereby enabling us to make
than firms buying in small quantifies
Our business is run strictly on a first
class basis ami we
all our work to give perfect satisfaction.
J. A. HARRIS & BROS.
SEND ONE SOLl&B
Cut this ad. out ami send
to us, state iiu:ct*erasehe«
across top of yoir liu^rtr?
sent in l'ront, lit t»i outMiCfce
to outside, &ud we
this Buggy Top by l'ie*Vht C. O-1.
subject to cxumimtlicti. Yoa«can
txanlae it at jour frrfj?l»t tle|xiC* ami
If found perfectly s«t l8l'uetoty, tli
greatest bnixaloyou i®w» ana ei(ual
to tops that retail at CIu.OO. pay lite
freight agent OIK SW ttAL PBIi'K, 36.709 less the 11.00,
or $6.70 and freight Hiargeo. Tbf ifn-lehi clittrsi-* *111 wer
age atioutSO real* for ntlles* THESE TOPS ARC BUILT
TO FIT ANY IUQQV OR ROAO WAGQH. You can tit them
oil in 20 minutes. Wide from 'H uz. bett rubber drill,
head and back stays lined with No. 14X cloth, side cur
t&iiis unlined, 3 or 1 black japanned steel bowf, japan
ned prop nuts, wrought iron ttfiifting rail, patent but*
tons, which makes it adjustable full length back cur
tain with gloss window, valance -front and rear.
ORDER TO-IIAY. WRITE. CAR FREE BDtiQY CATALOG IE.
Address, SEARS. ROEB UCK & CO. (inc.), Chicago, UI.
tSwm, Hofbuck S Co. wrs tt#w|fcly.Hlltlll
High Water Advertl*ln« Mar It.
The Now York Hei aid of April 17 printed an
editorial statement that on tiie previous day
(Sunday. April IB) iti' paid advertising reached
the high water mark in that journal's history.
The Chicago Tribune on that same day. last
Sunday. April 10. printed not only more adver
tising than th® New "York Herald, but what is
believed to be the greatest amount ever printed
in a single issue of any regular main edition of
a newspaper, l^eavints out of acoount the twen
ty-two columns of advertising printed by the
New York Herald on thfit day in the special sec
tion devoted to the interests ot Brooklyn and
New Jersey and appearing only in those editions,
the record of The Tribune for April 16 sur
passed that of the Herald for the same day by
more than 10,000 agate lines of paid advertising.
Even allowing the Heraid all it claims, includ
ing its Brooklyn and New Jersey supplements,
the New York Heo-ald on that day still fell short
of The Tribune by more than 1.000 lines in
the actual amount of paid advertising.
The exact figures are given as follows: The
New York Herald of April 10 printed in its main
edition, exclusive of its Brooklyn and New Jer
sey supplements. T7.823 agate lines of advertise
ments. Including those supplements it claims
86,760. The CWcago Tribune printed that
day 88,450 agate lines of paid advertisements.
The comparison should 1e made In lines of agate
measure, because the columns of The Trib
une are longer and contain :S05 agat? lilies,
while those of the New tYork HeraJd contain only
288 lines of agata eacll.
For the four Snndayis ending April 10. the
number of columns o? sicjvertisemunts in the New
York Harald, according to its own claims and
including its Brooklyn and New Jersey special
section, was l,0W.2!t In the same period ot time
The Tribune printed 3.084.43 columns of ac
tual paid adverti 'Iiciiti. These, reduced to
agate lines, give t-fc" Xev York Moralcl 307.SC8
lines and The Tribune lines. In The
Tribune" there we pr nted in vhat period
23,3f£l more a Kate. Ii ,es si: In the New York
Herald. This exeei». wa.s uaual to elghty-onn
columns of the 8lze.Vif tb'ise of the New York'
Herald. Therefore tli New York Horald printed,
an average of au.SSR/volurons Jess each Sunday.
nailed free for 90
lion heads and a
2-cent stamp. The
soll" watch stiem
wound and stem
set', durable nickel
plated case each
ied bv guarantee
of the maker. Are
stylish and dur
able. A pair ot
chiefs given for 18 Hon heads cut from
Lion Coffee wrappers and a 2c. stamp.
Children's Picture Book
Office phone 7. Residence phone 88.
Office with Dr. 1
Best Coffee for the Money
Try LION COFFEE and you will never use
any other. It is absolutely pure
Coffee and nothing but Coffee.
Fancy Gold Ring.
Pair of Lace Handkerchiefs.
Two extra fine
ported lace me
tions in the
Given for 10 lion
heads and a 2-cent
large pages of Mo
368 pages of valu
able cooking re
ceipts, also treatise
on the labor of the
^teom, and remedies
for the more com
Given for IS lion
including fancy fringed border. Mailed
free lor 25 lion beads and a 2c. stamp.
THE ABOVE ARB ONLY A FEW OF THE LION COFFEE PREMIUMS. Another list will
shortly appear In this paper Don't miss it I Th. grandest list of premiums ever offered I
These rings are genuine rolled-gold plate, having the exact
appearance and qualities of solid gold, and guaranteed by
the makers to Inst two years with ordinury usage,
patterns and very populur.
CC O 5 00 i-. tfi
For 10 lion heads
For 12 lion heads and a 2c. stamp.
Physiciun and Surgeon.
Office Phone 7. Residei ce phone 7.
T?RHD A. BOWMAN, M. D.
lL Physician and Barge on.
illustrated and with
cover. We have
dlCterent books, so
you can get au as
Office hours 9 to 12—1 to 1—7 to 8.
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE IN WARNER'S
will send It tinned ready for hanging
Physican and Surgeon
Office over W. P. Clark A Co.'s Btorc
W F. YVaight,
Physician and Surgeon,
Special study and attention given ta tfei
treatment of Chronio Diseases. Office
Van Werden's drug store.
T\r. J. L. Lewis,
Office at D. E. Morgan's.
Graduate American ichoal *f Osttoilthr.
,r. A. W. HOWE,
Physician and Surgeon.
Speoial attention given to the treatment
Chronio Disoases by ELECTRICITY.
Office North Side Square.
Phsician and Dentist,
Office at Van Werden's Drag Store.
OFFICE IN BANK BUILDING.
Otookey 4T Brooks,
For 8 fion -heads and a 2c. stamp
American Beauty Roses and Lilies-of
the-VoJley. Size, 11x24 inches. Bright
au'i artistic coloring.
The Dancing Lesson.
The green grass and trees, the little
Drown kitten and the girl's snow-white
dress lorm a pleasing combination of col
ore. Size, 13 21 inches, nailed free for
8 lion heads and a 2-cent stamp.
'When writing for premiums send your letter In the same envelop* or
package with the lion heads. If more than 15 lion heads are sent, you can
save postage by trimming down the margin. Ask your grocer for larga
illustrated premium list. Address all letters to the
WOOLSON SPICE COToledo, Ohio.
OFFICE IN LONG'S BLOCK.
Snaoessor to Cmrry MaQianla
OFFICE IN RAY'S BLOCK.
OFFICE IN LONG'S BLOCK.
T\r. D. R. Dudley,
Graduate of tbe University of Pennsyl1
vania. Office over
Estate of John Dunbar, deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all persons inter
ested. that on the '21st day of December. A. D.
1890. tlin undersigned was appointed by the
clcrlt of the district court of Decatur county,
Iowa, adtt inistrator of the estate of John
Dunbar deceased, late of said county. All
persons indebted to said estate will make pav'
mem to the undersigned, and those having
clttims against tbe same wilt piesent them
lepally authenticated to said court for alio
Genuine Ruby Setting
For 2 Hon
To Determine the Size.
Cut a strip of thick paper so that the ends will
exHCtly meet when drawn
joint of the finger. Lay one end on this diagram
at the 0, nnd order the number the other end
Art Picture, Easter
Given for 8
lion heads cut
from Lion Cof
and a 2 cent
that will grace
the finest draw
contrast to the
little girl and
her white East
er lilies. Size,
of Me. I
produce! the above results ln'30 days. It acta
powerfully and quickly. Cures when all others fail.
Young men will regsin their lost manhood, and old
men will recover their youthful vigor by using'
REVIVO. It quiokly and surely restores Nervous
ness, Lost Vitality, Impotency, Nightly Emissions,
LoBt Power, Failing Memory, Wasting Dlsesses,aii0
all effects ot self-abase or excess and Indiscretion,
which unfits one for stndy, business or marrlsi*. II
not only cures by starting at the seat of disease, bt}'
is a great nerve tonlo and blood buUdor, brine
ing back the pink glow to pale cheeks and re
storing the fire of youth. It wards off Insanity
and Consumption. Insist on having BEVIVOiM
other. It can be carried in veBt pocket. By mail,
01.00 per package, or six for SS.OO, with
tlve written guarantee to care or rsnai^
the money.. Circular free. Address
carried in vest pocket. Prepaid, plain wrapper,
1 per box, or O for $5, with A Written Guar
antee to Core or Refund Money. Pamphlet
FEFFER MEDICAL. ASS'N, Chicago, 111.
Sold by I.. Van Werdcn.
JOHN A. STOUT.
Livery Feed and
Special atttention given to
commercial men. Your patron
age solicited, ,5'jp
For saleCin I.con, Iowa,'by F. J. Iionnokl.
Weak Men Made Vigorous
vim/ tsssfm tfSmr
What PEFFER'S NERVIGOR Did!
It acts powerfully and quickly. Cures when all
others fan. Young men regain lost manhood old
men recover youthful vigor. Absolutely Guar
anteed to Cure Nervousneas, Lost Vitality,
lmuotency, Nlclitly Emissions, L.ost Power,
either sex, Failing: Memory, Wasting
all tffcclt of telj-abute or txceita
Wards off insanity and consumption.
Don't let druggist impose a worthless substitute on
you beoause It yields a greater profit. Insist on hav
ing PEFFER'S N ERVIGOR, or send for it. Can
Jolin A. Stout.
Don't Be Fooledi
The market is being llailsl
with worthless imitatioaa 1 jam
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