51 cans standard tomatoes 25c
8 cans Btandnrd corn 25e
8 cans lima beans 25c
3 cans French Kidney beans 25c
3 cans pumpkin ...... 25c
cans 10c baking potvder 25c
4 lbs. Dwitfbt'w soda.
0 lbs. Lillv Gloss starch... ...,25c
Try Us on Flour!
__ ly 8
ou Take Pills?
J''VCF bnd flnoot [..l
werybody does! But not
those- who patronize our store.
Perhaps we are a bit "cranky
about the purity of-everything
we sell. Might make more money
if wis substituted some harmless
substances for high priced drugs,
but as human life depends on the
quality of our preparations we
sell only the best.
See Thompsda,* Warner's list of
ba,gains in all linV" as advertised in their
General Manager "Goodrich's special
car was attached to the K. & W. passen
ger train yesterday.
All members of Chapter W, P. E. O.
society are requested to be present at
their ball on Tuesday evening, Jan. 23.
By order of the President.
The K. & W, will sell tickets to Lin
coln, Nebr, Feb. 17 and 18. One fare
for the round trip, account of Butter
makers association, and good to return
until Feb. 28.
The following marriage licenses
been issued the past week.
E. W. Pace 36 to Mrs. Olive Loving 17
Henry Crouse 42 to Emma Pace 2ti.
David Deaio 23 to Nellie Kline 23.
You can get bigger bargains this
month at Thompson & Warner's than
any other place in Leuii. Special sale of
underwear, hosiery, table linens, oil
clothes, flannelettes, blankets and duck
J. C. Warner, the north side photo
grapher extends a cordial invatation to
the couiitry people to call at his gallery
and make themselves at home. Special
attention will be given to all customers
t«ifoin out of town. ..
J. D. Williams, of Decatur, has pur
chased the 45, acre farm owned by
il. A. Pryor, adjoining Leon on the west
iand will move on the property at once,
lr. Pyor returning to the line farm he
owns at Akron, Mo. Mr. Williams is
the hustling agent of the Farmers
Biirance Co. of Cedar Rapids, and we
,, are pleased to see him become a resident
of Leon for he is a jolly good fellow.
Win. Ogden last week sold his 127
acre farm in Hamilton township to
Jonathan Hamilton the consideration
being $30 per acre. The deal was made
through Ed K. Pitman. In the trade
Mr. Ogden gets the John Gammill prop
erty on south street which he will at
once improve and occupy as a home.
Mr. Ogden is getting along in years and
as his son Will has decided to go to
California shortly he wisely decided it
was time to quite farming and take life
easier We welcome him and his esti
mable family to Leon. They are good
''Sunday evening the daughters ot J. J,
ears, of High Point, who attend the
lleon school and board with Mrs. Lou
Rjoy returned from spending the day at
their country home. They came to
town in company with a young gentle
man, and as Mrs. Roy was away from
home tbey went to church, the team and
buggy being tied in front of the resid
ence. When they returned from church
liey discovered that the two good corn
ea which had been left in the buggy
.been stolen. The moon made the
kt almost as bright as day, and the
\must have been very bold for Mrs.
pturned home a few minutes after
yvas there until they
gh complaint be
in this town
irties will be
1 Bring to the Front!
Our low prices admit of no discount and (he qualities
are one of the best premiums you couid ask for
Our Prices Right!
We are never undersold by competitors,
first in the estimation of the public.
We Want all Kinds Produce!
£\,' J. A. CASTER.
Kotiler the jeweler.
them only at Patch's.
you can get
Ciunter's home-made bread is full
weieht and healthy. Try it.
wood for sale.
lumber, posts and
C. E. GAKDNBR.
A fancy line of fine salad dishes at
75 cents. Would be cheap at $1.50, at
the l^eon Queensware Co.
Lea ye all your special orders for fine
cakes or any thing in the bakery or
candy line with K. Gunter.
Miss Lelak'Os'born closed an unusual
ly succe*alulterm of schoo/ at Centennial
ooL houa^west of Decatur last Friday
OUN n—A gold ring which the owner
can have by calling at this office, de
scribing property and paying for this
The Iowa Steam Laundry is thelarges
and best equipped in Iowa, J. A- Caster
is agent. Send on Tuesday, deliver on
Remember G. B. Daugherty will he at
Sto ut's Barn Leon Saturday Jan. 20, to
buy horses. He buys all kinds of good
at horses. Come in early.
Mather—the 30 years dentist of over
30 years experience is at l-eon on the
morning of the 27th and will remain
until the last of every month.
You will find a complete line of fine
candies at the new Vienna home bakery
and at all times fresh bread, pies and
cakes. Ladies call and see them.
Mrs. John Archey died at her
home northweast of l^eon last Friday
night. The funeral services were held
ou Sunday, the interment being at the
Col. S. J. Bumison, the Davis City
auctioneer, was in the city Saturday.
He informs us he is billed to assist
Col. Wood in crying thirteen big cattle
sales this month and next.
1 will trade pictures for hens. Want
good ones and will make prices on pic
tures the same as if you was paying cash.
Call and see me. J. WARNER.
North Side Gallery.
J. H. Fitch last week traded his resi
dence ill the l'enniwell addition to
Grant Johns for his farm in Franklin
township. On Monday Mr. Fitch ship
ped his household goods to Ft. Dodge,
their former home, where they will re
The board of supervisors adjourned
Saturday afternoon after being in session
two weeks. The new board is composed
of two republicans and one democrat,
W. H. Campbell, the senior member, be
ing elected chairman. They' made a
clean sweep for the republican appli
cants for the positions controlled by
the board, K. L. Shira, of Woodland,
IQT being chosen as steward of the county
farm, li. L. Martin, of Center, foreman
of the road work, J. E. Leeper, of Ham
ilton, superintendent of bridge work,
and N. C. Rhoades, of Leon, court house
janitor. Last year when the democrats
had a majority on the board tbey were
very liberal iii their appointments, giv
ing half of the positions—steward of the
poor farm and bridge superintendent to
republicans, but the present board seems
to have adopted the rule that no demo
crats need apply. Comment is unneces
Hon. Guy P. Arnold who recently
returned from a two years stay
in the Klondyke has kindly consented
to deliver a- lecture at Van Werden's
opera house on Wednesday eyening,
Jan. 24. He will describe his voyage
down the Yukon river in an open boat
from start to finish, and beach mining
with the hoboes at Cape Nome. The
lecture will be given under the auspices
of the G. A. R. post, the proceeds being
used to assist in defraying the expenses
of the delegates to the grand encamp
ment at Chicago this year. Mr. Arnold
is a very entertaining speaker and knows
all about the Klondyke country. Ilia
Leon friends are indeed pleased to have
an opportunity to hear bim tell of his
experience in that much talked of gold
country. The admission has beep
placed at 25 cents and you can secure
reserved seats at Van Werden's dr
store without extra charge.
Our store must stand
15 bars Fairbnnk's Dandy soap 25c
8 bars Self Washing soap 25c
8 bars White Russian soap 2bc
8 bars Cream Toilet float inp soap 25o
12 bars Dr. Hamilton's toilet soap 25c
8 packages bleaching blueing 25c
8 packages Salome
a lbs. Kirk's washing powder.
00 clothes pins
Do not forget I oread the Leon Queens
ware Co. adv.
Have your watch cleaned au 1 repair
ed by Kohler the jeweler.
The Allerton Chautauqua Association
is to be incorporated a ml is to lie a per
Yes. it is true that Gunter does
keep fine homemade candies and wants
LOST—A small vale door key tied with
purple ribbon. Finder please return to
TIIE KEPORTKR office.
See that line of trimmed hats at
Thompson & Warner's. You can take
your choice ot them at 99 cents while
The north bound passenger train
Tuesday bad only one coach having
turned the other one over to the south
bound train which was filled to overflow
with homeseeker excursionists.
A. W. Sanger, of Center township was
painfully and seriously injured last Tues
day whije ridining on a wagon. Web's
many friends hope that he will soon
entirely recover from the accident.
H. T. Rogers and E. A. Wilson, of
Cainsville, with their wives, passed
through Leon Tuesday going to Kansas
City with a large consignment of fancy
poultry for exhibition at the Kansas City
Dont fail to attend Hon. G.P. Arnold'
Klondyke lecture at the opera hall next
Wednesday evening. It will be inter
esting and the proceeds will be used to
ward paying the expenses of the G.A.ll.
delegate to Chicago encampment.
George McDougall has traded a NK)
acre farm in Nebraska and some cash
to Uncle Jim Wakefield for one half of
his 336 farm near Montevallo, Missouri,
and will leave with his family the first
of Feburary and farm the place the
W. J. Dale and family, of Hamilton
township, and John Hubbard, of Eden
township, leave to-day for Oklahoma
where they will make their future home.
Mr. Dale has rented his farm in Hamilton
township and purchased 100 acres ad
joining the towu of Hawley. Mr. Hub
bard will locate some 50 miles fufther in
the territory.. They are both most ex
cellent citizens and we regret to see
them and their famlies leave Decatur
"The Girl irom Chili" company which
appeared at Van Werden's opera hall
lastThursday evening enjoyed the dis
tinction of playing to the largest house
ever in the opera hall, every seat in the
house being sold and "standing room
only" was sold to nearly 100 people.
The play gave yery good satisfaction al
though it got a little bit monotonous.
There is no plot but it kept the audience
in a laughing humor by the many ludi
crous scenes. The company is composed
of first class artists every one of them,
There was a pleasant neighborhood
gathering at a surprise dinner given to
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dale, of Hamilton
township on Wednesday of last week,
there being 5i guests present. Mr. Dale
and family leave this week for their
new home at Hawley, Oklahoma, and
their neighbors took this means of show
ing their good feeling for this excellent
family who have resided in this county
for more than forty years. A pleasant
day was spent by those present and it
:was duly appreciated by Mr. Dale and
family. In addition to the neighbors
all of their nine children were present
on this happy occasion.
M. Mayer, the extensive clothing
dealer departed Saturday evening for
Chicago, where .he will purchase his
spring stock of Clothing and furnishing
goods. He goes to market earlier than
usual this year, but he is a shrewd and
careful buyer who watches the market
elosely. He is satisfied that clothing
will be advanced for the spring trade
and goes in now so as to take advantage
of prices betore the raise goes into effect.
By buying now he will be able to give
his customers the benefit of his fore
sight and will be-in shape to make
better prices than merchants who wait
a couple of months before buying.
Farm tor Sale or Rent.
241 acresj# improved land
A W LOOMS,
THELEON REPORTER, THURSDAY. JANUARY 18, 19O0
Mrs. Eil K* Pitman Jr. is quite sick.
David Denio and Miss Nellie Kline,
both of St. Joe, were married at La
THuni lust night.
A farmer who came to l^eon yesterday
says he saw a mail plowing. 1'retty
good for the 17ih of January.
The I.eon Telephone Co. has purchas
ed the line running from Weldon to
Osceola and it is now a part of their
Invitations are out announcing a social
dance given at Van Warden's opera hall
on Friday evening. Music by the Parlor
Mandolin Club. Grand march at 8:30
sharp. Tickets |1.00.
MATTERS OF RECORD.
What the Recorder's office has Done
During the Year Just Closed.
From his lirst annual report submit
ted to the board of supervisors by
County Recorder Chas. H. Brown, it
will be seen that the people of Decatur
county made^ no^ mistake in electing
him to the oflice. During the year the
recorder collected a total of $2,218.55
and after paying his own and deputy's
salrry be turned the sum of $418.55 into
the county treasury, something never
lone before by any county recorder.
It is indeed a splendid record and one
which is duly appreciated by the tax
payers of the county. During ihe
twelvemonths there were 3-)i(i instru
ments recorded, the items being as fol
Judge Tedford convened the district
court Monday evening for a three weeks
session, it business holds out for that
time. A number of cases which were set
for trial have been settled and dismissed
without being tried.
The special court officials for the term
are S. T. Robertson, deputy clerk, A. J.
Allen, court baififl Frank Gardner, trial
jury bailiff M. R.Sanger, grand jury bail
ill and G. A.Wood, cleric of the grand
The grand jurors for the term were
drawn Monday evening as follows:
O. P. Arnold foreman, Sam Gassett,
Arthur Forbes. H. E. Stevens,James
Cress well, Richard Trower and W. C.
The trial jury was empaneled Tues
day morning, three members, Dr. J, B.
ISennett, Thomas Butcher, and B. F.
VlcDaniel being excused, a special ven
ire consisting of J. Stearns, Charles
Smallwood, S W. Sears, C. M. Brad
shaw, Ed Griflin and T. T. Stephe ns
was drawn for the term.
The following cases have been
I.AW AND EQUITY.
Hester Hutson vs Mary E. N'orth
Elizabeth Smith vs Ara Smith, strick
en from docket.
Bertha Boughten vs Frank lioughten,
stricken from docket.
M. T. Banta vs G. W. Dunbar, dis
O. L. Ferguson vs Frank Stoddard,
Thomas Teale vs 1). McCoy et ux,
confession of judgment confirmed.
P. C. Stewart vs I. R*ioria
confession of judgment continue]
Assignment of D. & A. B.
assignee's deed to W. F.Blair, apr%^^l.
E. J. Blair, guardian, vs Ne^tou
Gould, settled and dismissed.
A. J. Wells et al. vs Joseph Hamilton,
dismissed without prejudice.
Elijah Allen vs Ellie C. Allen, decree
of divorce granted.
J. A. Reea vs George Ferso.
decree quieting title.
E. S. Ellsworth et al
default andidecree of.
Nancy Fitjto ys'JohT
of divorce granted.
Stookey & Brooks vs F. A. Gibson et
a),, default and judgment against F. A.
Gibson for $50.00.
Bert Teale vs Lannie E. Kirkman et
et. default and decree.
J. W. Sell et al. vs Rebecca Sell et al.
C. W. Hofiman appointed guardian ad
litem, decree of partition granted.
W W Scott vs E Robinson, settled.
Harrison Orfield vs Jane Branner et
al decree quieting title.
Zelma Elliot et al vs Henry Skiles et
al, decree quieting title.
Laura Cotton vs Walter Dunbar et al
decree of partition, E Sankey, John
Rauch and Marion Woodard appointed
State vs J. H. McVay, continued by
State ys Mrs. J. Parker, Kmma Parker
and Minnie Parker, stricken from
State vs Clate Knapp, defendant
being called to challenge grand jury
fails to appear.
State vs Joseph Silvers, E Mayhew,
Fender, pleas of guilty of selling
liquor entered and each defendant fined
|50 and to pay one-third the costs in
the three casea, and permanent injunc
.State vs Barrows, defendant
pleads guilty to selling liquor, next
Monday set for judgmedt,
Guardianship of Davis Burreli, final
report approved and guardian discharg
Guardianship of heirs of John K. Mil
ler, final report as to A. Miller approv
ed and guardian discharged.
Estate of J. M. Arnold, final report
approved and administrator discharged.
Estate of W. U. Knight, will proba
Estate of F. M. Davis, final report
approved and administrator discharg
Estate of D. S. Ewan, administrator
authorized to buy monument at cost
not to exceed |75.
Guardianship of Sarah E. Bronson,
the court finds defendant insane, M. L.
Andrews appointed guardian upon giv
ing bond of $20Q.
Persons having friends visiting them or
knowing of strangers visiting in the city
will confer a great favor upon the £ditor
by informing him either in person or by
J. W. Delk returned from Des Moines
Beth Samson, of Van Wert, was In Leon
Henry Vogt had business at Davis City
J. E. Fierce had bURiness at Chariton
Omer Willis, of Pleasantoo, was in Leon
Capt. J. D. Brown had business at Davis
City last Friday.
M. F. Grimes made business trip to Des
Mrs. F. Varga was visiting Davis City
County treasurer Cochran was a Lainoni
Joe Ballou, the claim agent, was in
this city Monday.
Thomas Teale had business at l'leas
C. R. Riley, of Decatur, bad business in
this city yesterday.
1. J. Knapp, of Garden Grove, was in
this city yesterday.
Andrew Anderson, of Lainoni, spent
Sunday in this city,
Justus Brown visited over Sunday with
frieuds at Davis City.
MrB. James Acton was visiting Davis
City friends Saturday.
John S. Shields, of Decatur, was an over
Sunday visitor at St. Joe.
Mrs. J. N. Gates returned Friday from
a short visit at Davis City.
J. E. Leeper, of Pleasanton, had busi
ness at Des Moines Tuesday.
J. Ft. Kling, of Davis City, bad business
in court the first of the week.
iquire Stearns, of Garden Grove, had
business in this city Tuesday.
Nate Craigo and wife returned Thursday
from a few days visit at Osceola.
Mrs. Van Werden visited over
day viith her parents at DeKalb.
S. W. Hurst and wife were visiting at
Davis City Thursday and Friday.
R. L. Parrish had legal business at Des
Moines the latter pari of last week.
Mrs. Robert Good went to Garden Grove
Friday to visit a few days with fiends.
Victor Redier was visiting friends at
Kellerton the latter part of la»t week.
Mrs. F. E. Thompson visited over Sun
day with her husband at DtsS Moines.
Mrs. W. E. Mvers returned Friday
evening from a short visit at Lamoni.
Will Ledgerwood was visiting his friends
in this city the latter part of last week.
Mrs. Parilee Moore was a passenger for
Decatur yesterday to visit a few days.
Miss Emma Loa went to Decatur Thurs
day and visited a few days with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. James McCutcban were
visiting Davis City friends last Saturday.
Elmer Chandler returned last week from
a visit with relatives at Greenwood, Mo.
Dr. Eiker came down from Des Moines
Friday audspent a few hours in this city.
J. A. Pryor spent a couple of days at his
farm at Akron, Mo., the first of the week.
John Woodmansee returned Monday
from a visit with bis brother at Indianola.
Walter H.Dewey, editor of the Obarl
ton Demoorat was in the city ye»terday.
J. li. PenniveelJ^-'Wfeft'l Red Oak
•ic-Vvulay to attend a D. O. K. K. meet-
Estate of KanTjtton J. Bartlett, will
Fred Woodard, Charles 11.
Miss Lizzie Robbing,' ot DeKalb,
visiting over Sundaw^ith friends in
Guardianship of Warren Dunbar, F.
W^Kauch appointed guardian, bond
Estate of Frank Gardner, widow al-i
The following cases have been continli
Clyde Rayn vs Till
I«w H. Young vi
a w. Walker vs_
Chas. B. Rones vs
J. L. Young,
m. J. Baker,
Mrs. Samuel 'Bowman, of Davis City,
visited Leon/friends the latter part of last
.'wS'Lulu Lowe, of
st of Miss Hattie
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Crouse spent the
latter part of last week visiting Pleasan
Mrs. Carrie Hyatt returned Friday
evening from a ten" day visit with friends
at Mt. Ayr.
Miss Margaret Young, who is teaching
at Humeston, spent Sunday at her home
in this city.
Guy Fishburn, of Bethany, came up
Monday to visit a tew days with friends
in this city.
J. H. Fitch and wife departed Monday
for Ft. Dodge, where they will make their
Miss Myrtle Wells, of Decatur, was visit
ing Miss Neil Ledgerwood the latter
of last week.
F. M. Cunninham went to Guthrie
Center Thursday where he has made a
contract to collect the deliquent taxes.
Fred Waight dropped iit off the road
Saturday and visited over Sunday with his
parents and a special young lady friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Smith and Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Smith, of Lamoni, came up last
Thursday to see '-The Girl from Chili."
Mrs. S. Crouse accompanied Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Crouse to their home at
Cainsville yesterday to visit a few days.
Mrs. Josie Shotts and baby, of Keller
Inn. were in Leon yesterday on their way
to Decatur to visit Mrs. Shott's parents.
Mrs. M. E. Rainbolt, of Ridgeway, Mo.
came Saturday to visit a few days witb her
brother, W. T, Moreiand, the laundry
Mrs. F. W. McCaull left yesterday for
her home at Darlington, Mo., after visit
ing a week with her parents in this city.
Carl Newcomer, who has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Pitman sr. returned
yesterday to his home at Alexandria,
Mrs Ora Teale and baby returned to
their home in Lamoni Saturday after
spending a week with her parents in this
Mrs. Art Alford returned to her home in
Albia Tuesday, after a pleasant visit in this
city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Hugh .T. Imes, of Burreli township, left
Tuesday for Rock Island. Texas, to look at
the countrv and may conclude to locate in
John R. Grimes, of Weld.tn, was visiting
in this city Monday witb bis brother
Mark the popular clerk at Mayer's cloth
Dr. J. L. Lewis has returned from Kirks
ville, Mo. where he spent the holidays
and has resumed his oFteopathy practice
in this city.
Amos Brazelton, of Decatur, left. Tues
day for Peariand, Texas, and will look at
the country and visit friends for two or
Miss Laura Poland returned to her
home at Garden Grove Friday, after mak
ing a short visit in this city with ber sister
Mrs. Guy McGrew.
Miss Eva Yost departs to-day for Lead
City S. D., having been called there by a
telegram announcing the serious illness of
'her brother Harry.
Miss Nellie Kline returned to St. Joe
Thursday, where she is employed as book
keeper and stenographer in Bruce &
Early's lumber yard.
Dr. H. B. McKlveen, of DeKalb, passed
through Leon Monday enroute for Texas,
and if satisfied with that country will
locate in some good town.
E. B. McClelland went to Osceola Tues
day to finish a week's trip on the road for
.1. P. Wharton seliine "Country Girls,"
Mr. Wharton being sick.
John Foreman, wifd and little son. of
Humeston, spent a couple of days in Leon
the latter part of last week, the guevts of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Boone.
Frank Bowerman. of west of Decntur,
left Tuesday for Kingfisher.' Oklahoma,
on the homeseeker's excursion. He will
be gone two to three weeks.
Georae Roberts and wife returned to
their hoane at New Hampton. Mo. Mon
day aftpr visiting for a week with Mr.
Robert's mother in this city.
Prof. S. Darrah went to Des Moines
Monday to take the law ^examination be
fore the Supreme Court for admission to
ite of Iowa.
the bar of the
ped oil' a cou1
week to visit'
while on his
home at Davis',
spending a fe,
Weldon, was the
Miss Stella Chamberlin returned to her
home in Decatur Friday on account of
Miss Marie Van Werden, of Chariton,
came Tuesday to visit a week with MHs
Owen Depew left Monday for Iowa
Falls, where he has secured a good posi
tion as baker,
Mrs. A. A. Jenks returned Monday from
a week's\isit with her son and daughter
in Des Moines.
Dr. Holland, of Osceola, passed through
Leon Tuesday returning from a visit at
Ol Burns, wife and little daughter, of
Cainsville, passed through Leon Thursday
going to Bethany.
Geo. Foreman, of Humeston, came Sun
day to visit a few days with bis daugbter
Mrs. W. A. Boone.
Mrs. H. Bowen, of Con way, came Satnr
day for a visit with her parents, Dr, and
Mrs. W. F. Waight.
Claud Robinson, of Davis City, came up
Thursday and visited a couple of days with
friends in this city.
Miss Frank Martin returned Monday
from a short visit with Mrs. M. L. Jones
near Gatden Grove.
Dr. A. W. Howe departed for Winterset
Thursday where he is working in the in
terest of the Yeomen.
Charles Edwards came down from Osce
ola Friday and visited until Monday with
his family in this city.
S. T. Robertson came down Monday to
assist Clerk Stockton during the time the
district court is in session.
S. H, Amos, of Garden Grove, was at
tending to business before the district
court the first of the week.
Mrs. Dr. Macey and Mrs. F. (Walker
of Pleasanton, eame Monday to visit witb
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Crouse.
Miss Kate Cartwright, of High Point,
passed through this city Saturday going
to Decatur tKyJsit a few days.
Ed, Pfckler, the runner for the New
Milton hotel, was visiting Chariton
friends the first of the week.
Will Bamm went to Des Moines Tuesday
to visit a week and may remain in that
pity if he secures employment.
Frank Gardner, of Decatur, came
I Monday to commence his duties as
I tmtllff while court is in session.
Frank J. Horton and Co
Craig, _of Davis City, had satisfied
ds city Tuesday.
helton, Decatur, ca
his home in
lisitinar a few days
Mrs. Chew re
mained in ttv^r^ty until Monday.
Geo. W. fohnson, of Ohio, who has been
visiting bis daughter, Mrs. L. D. Finch,
left Tuesday for Creston, where he will
make a visit before returning home.
Mrs. Alva Woodminsee, of Salt Air,
Ohio, came last Thursday to visit for
several weeks witb her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John S. Gardner and many friends.
T. J. Edwards, who has been visiting in
this city with bis daughter Mrs. Joseph
Stephen, departed yesterday to rtsmne
his duties as traveling salesman for a
Boston shoe house.
R. H. Spence. of Mt. Ayr, passed
through this city Friday returning from
a stay in Des Moines, be being the repub
lican member of the state central commit
tee from this district.
J. N. Gates was' a passenger for Pleas
anton Tuesday, being engaged by Brad
street's commercial agency in correcting
up the financial standing of the mer
chants of thi^county.
B. F. MOT)aniel, the substantial New
Buda township farmer, was in Leon Mon
day, having been drawn as a member of
the trial jury, but was excused from ser
vice by judge Tedford.
Mrs. E, H. Whitney, of Chicago, who
has been visiting her neice Mrs. Gould
Wallace in this city for several months,
left yesterday for Anita to visit a few
weeks before returning home.
Simon J. Sprinkle and wife, of Assump
tion, III., came Friday to visit their daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Merry man, north of
Leon, and. other relatives and friends.
They will be here about a month.
Geo. A. Cowden, tije efficient manager
of Ballew's lumber yard, left Tuesday on
a inontii'j vitaation going first to Ft.
Scott, Kas, anek from there will visit
Sabine Pass and Sl^ier southern points of
J. L. Harvey and wife came in from Col
orado Springs, Colorado, Friday, and ate
at work getting their residence on west
Commercial street in shape to occupy it.
Their many friends in this city are 'very
glad to have them in Leon once mor*.
F. F. Bedier and Hinton Gunter depart
ed Monday for the latter's home in Santa
Clara county, California, where Mr. Be
dier will examine a fruit farm owned by
Mr. Gunter, and if it suits him will com
plete a trade in which Mr. Gunter gets
Mr. Bedier's farm just east of Leon and
his Leon residence for his California prop
John Leazenby. a farmer residing near
Cainsville, parsed through Leon Saturday.
He was one of the men injured in the
wreik near Mendita, III., the first of last
week and was seriously injured. His tace
was badly scalded, one of bis legs broken
his ankle dislocated and he was bruised
and jammed up in bad shape. He was on
a stretcher, in charge ot F. A. Hummer
a professional nurse from Mendota
Remember that name when you want a td
licious, appetizing, nourishing fivod drink
take the place of coffee. Sold by all Hiocei
and liked by all who have used it Mruin-Of
made of pure (train, ii aids digestion a I
strengi liens Hie nerves. It is not a stimula.!
but a health builder and ihe ehildrfin as wa
ns the adults can drink it with grpat lieiiefli.
Costs about us much as eoltee. ire. and '-"ic
per package. Aslc your grocer for (initn
To Trade tor Wood.
Ladies wraps, fascinators, shoes,
men's duck coats, leggings, mittens and
underwear. HAMILTON & GAMMILL.
Special Sale of Ladles Wraps.
All go at 7" cents on the dollar, to
close them out. All new and stylish'
jackets. Save one-fourth of your money,
HAMILTON & GAMMILL."
VAN WERDEN'S OPERA HOUSE,
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
Horses. Mares & Mules!
Will be at Stout's harn, Leon, la.,.*
Friday, ianuary 26!
Horses coming 5 ami under 10
years oM. cm/ use wire cut'
weighing 1400 }..oanu, :Mnlesr
W. P. HALL
boots and overs
Try the Bee Hive XXXX
48 lbs. at $1.00.
24 lbs. at .50.
Remnants have been selling fast and furious since Monday'
To-day we add the accumulati on of silk and dress goods, short
lengths and remnants from all over the house.
measured and marked in plain figures and arranged an tho ceV#
ter counters. These opportunities come but twice eace year
and we are pleased to note that they arouse more and more
emhusiasm and bring buyers from all over the county,.v Com
and see them.
Oar inventory juit concluded shows a g&od many shoes
that ought to be sold. Broken linei, odds and end «»1'
out styles, in button and lace, taas and black. Wf yan to
sell them at once at 20 per cent, less than regular prii- s. Our
guarantee holds gooiL^s to quality and wear. »ey It ok if
Bring your shoe and rubber wants-herf
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