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pi ife & f&L Xs I, it, l&fwife* 12 rages. BP Phone 22. ESTABLISHED 1854. THE LEON REPORTER '.*•• O. E. IlMsCTV-Mbllsher. LEON, IOWA SnhnoriptloB Ratoi: One your Bl* months 75 rbree months 40 Sintered as second class matter at the Leon Iowa .Postofflce DR. EIKER'S COMMITTEES. Sonje expressions worth noticing (lit tfil across tlie faces of the representa tives diiri i»u the half hour consumed ly Or. Bowen in the nnnouuciiig of 'his committees yesterJny morning. It was a motusnlous time for political aspirants nnl any urn tint of rending of newspa pers anil writing of letters could not dispel the atmosphere of suspense. Dr. Howen sung them oil' rapidly and in a culm voice, apparently unconscious that they were falling on anxious ears. There was a stupendous and states manlike attejnpt to conceal expressions of satisfaction on the part of the men whose names were read first on the good committies, hut the stoical pose did not altogether go, especially among new member*. .•••:'.-• Among trie hearts that beat anxiously was the one belonging to Kiker, of De catur, who distinguished himself several weeks ago by the pathetic query, "VVheie am I at?" Dr. Eiber was sure -he would be made chairman of not less than three good committees, lie had every reason to believe that, for was he not one of the first lieutenants of the Cummins camp, and were not the leaders of the opposition to be well cared for? lie was going to show the honorable members of the house of representatives though that committee chairmanships meant nothing to Eiker of Decatur, he was used to bigger things than that eyery day in the week. Had he not once had all the politica managers of Iowa chasing the country after him? So because be was Eiker of Decatur and not somebody that wanted lobe great instead of'being that way already, he took out his pen and ink and began his weekly letter home as soon as Dr. Bowen tose to make the Committee appointments. Ways and il^eans ^passed without him, judiciary nrtliy and still no developments in '*M the Eiker situation at the close of appropriations his fair name had not resounded through the house chamber, but over in the north-west corner he continued the treatise he was engaged 'upon, stopping only for an occasional phew at bis pen. j\fter railroads, mun icipal corporations, ^anks and almost everything else had gone and it seemed a feure thing that the gentle man from Decatur would not be too busy to ei'joy the city during the session, the speaker readied the com mittee on public health and then the little doctor sat up. This was his day at last, so he looked meditatively at the chandelier while he went on record as the eleventh man on the committee to look\after the good health of the public. It was a great plum but he »ok it gracefully, for he had a sus picion there was more to come. And sure enough, Representative Eiker from Decatur received tenth place on fjqunty ftnd township organisations, ninth on domestic manufactures, eleven th on the State Universary, seventh on pardons, tenth on woman's suflrage, here he rubbed his head and for the first time looked iworried, and sixth on the hospital tor the insane-he remarked afterwards he was sure no inference bad been intended by the speaker regard ing the last, "No I cannot accept your invitation to dinner," remarked Representative Kiker as he walked proudly down the g|$at gtaipyay of tiie capiiol, "my friend Bowen has so arranged it that I shall be entirely too busy to engage in any social affairs whatsoever. Sorry, but business is business, especially with us statesmen, don't- you know?"—Des Moines News. •rW' HIGH PRICES AND PROSPERITY. •"•'.-• From the Loa Angeles Herald: For the sake of consistency, not to mention responsibility to the cause of truth, the administration organs ought to lay bare the fact that as a result of ex pessiye duties nails,' iron, steel and many other articles have advanced in ••'-prices from 100 to 200 per cent. If tbey would do this they would not be amen able to the charge of being more parti sun than patriotic. To argue that these advances are proofs of prosperity will doubtless be conyincing to the bene *7Mlciar!es, but comsumera will hardly be a»le to understand it. METHODS OF THE 6LASS TRUST. From the Philadelphia Ledger: ^n -"•flx'afpple pf thp ppetUodji of t^sts Is. ajjorded by the action of the American ^,7,Window (J) lass Company, in scaling dowp its prices of all window glass one-third as a declaration of war ggainst independent producers, wliich jt proposes to drive ot^ of bigness. Vhen the Bipaller manufacturers have Lteen driven to the wall and forced out of business or compelled to accept the ter(B8 of the trust prices will doubtless be restored and- made as steep a^ "the traffic wilfbear." pgj AbsoluteivPure Makes the food more delicious and wholesome The voice that uttered the following words is not that of a calamity howler or a crank it is the voice of the Springfield (Mass Republican, a true blue, but one that will, not truckle: "The country has been fmssing through a period of rare and dizzy intoxica tion—drunk with 'gold and glory,' drunk with the pride of military achievement and conscienceless ag gression, drunk with false expectations as to the limitless possibilities of trade which conquest in the far east was to open up to the nation—and so rushing along through a veritable saturnalia of corporate combination, recapitalization and wil-4 and reckless inflation to anticipate a boundless prosperity,, or to reap a harvest of dollars from the pockets of the people in exchange for the wind-blown paper of the trusts." Democratic County Chairman \V. K. Currie announces that, the central m mitlee of Ringgold county is arranging for a big political banquet at Mt. Ayr late in March or early in April, not far from the date of Thomas Jefferson's birthday. From 150 to 20) represent ative Democrats of the eighth district are expected to be present at the ban quet, while the speakers will be of state-wide and perhaps national rep utation. The afluir is planned as an opening gun for the presidential cam paign. v^,.o The Cincinnati Enquirer says: "Natur ally the Sultan of Sulu .must be interest ed in the proceedings in the Roberts case. The elimination of Roberts from congress must naturally suggest to the Sultan an abrogation of the bargain which was made with him by the presi dent of the United States." Not a bit of it Mr. Enquirer! Belong ing to the republican party has always sanctified the polygamists elected from and appointed in Utah and imperialism sanctities polygamy in the Philippines. Ft. Madison Democrat. The Gear gang got in its work on Dr. Kiker when it came to making the com mittee appointments. He did not re ceive a single chairmanship and was pamed as eleventh member of the com mittee on public health, tenth place on county and township organization, ninth on domestic manufactures, eleventh on state university, seventh on pardons, tenth on woman's suffrage and sixth on the hospital for the insane. How can a man who knows nothing but the manipulation of money under stand the simplest problems of human ity? Babies and children need proper food, rarely ever medi cine. If they do not thrive on their food something is wrong., vThey NOMMKIHAPOWAER oo„ HEW VORK. need a little help td get their digestive machinery working properly. EMv^ of COD LIVER OIL W/THHYPOPHOSPMTES or LIME 4 SODA will generally correct this difficulty If you will put from one fourth to half a teaspoonful in baby's bottle three or four times a day you will soon see a marked improvement For larger children, from1 half to a teaspoonful, accb^Kng to age, dissolved in theft Milk, if you so desire, will very, soon show its great nourish ing power. If the mother's milk does noli newish baby, she needs the emul sion. It will show an effect at once both jipon mother and childj- Joe. V. Z&jki uid ti.oo, 11 druggists. fidOTT & BOWtiE, Chemlits, New Virtu Powder CARTER HARRISON'S VIEWS. The Democracy of the nation is for tunate in that the big -battle before us does not depend upon mere partisan ship for success. 1 venture to say that in the coming contest 'patriotic inspira tion will prove a more effectual spur to action than in any fight in which our party has b« en engaged for many years. Almost every day reveals a development in the management of the aflairs of the nation that is a challenge to the patri otic.instincU of the people. Daily is made some new assault on the tradi tions- illumining the pathway of our couutry's progress and glory. To em phasize the true character of these de velopments and their inevitable conse quences unless speedily checked—to en lighten the great mass of the people and to make plain the dangers of the course in which we are drifting is the impera tive duty of the hour for those in charge of the Democratic organization. For net true American can doubt, no honest American uninfluenced by participat Make plain the full significance of the present tendency toward a re-establish ment of the theory proclaiming the "di vine right of kings" slightly dinging as it may be in the policy of imperialism and the growth of a moneyed aristoc racy. Let the true story of the trusts be told and the appalling consequences sure to follow their establishment be adequately pictured. Let the hypoc risy that calls a patriot in Cuba a rebel in the Philippines be fully exposed and if this is done he is but a poor soldier of the Democratic army, indeed, who would haye any doubt as to the result of the fight iu 1890. To entertain misgivings of the result would be to question the honesty and the patriotism ot the average Ameri can. Party fealty alone would be sufficient ammunition ou which to rely for vic tory. When partisanship is re enforced by patriotism there is a combination of elements that cannotfail to prove a/inc ible. The dissemination of factt^ can not be had without thorough organiza tion, and for this our hope mainly lies in the young men of the nation who as suredly will respond to the trumpet blast of duty. The present Bituation calls not only for the wisdom of experience, but eveu more for the ardor of youth effectu ally to grapple with the truBts and the corruption prevailing irf high as well as low places. Our young wen are the hope and the future bulwark of' the republic they should regard service in politics as the highest proof of their patriotism. Let them work in the primary districts and in the wards, organizing from the bottom up and remembering that ward politics form the foundation upon which rests the entire structure of the national government, and that ward politics are ignoble only in so far as those who labor in that field of ac tivity degrade them. It certainly lies in the power of the young Democracy of the nation to carry forward the cru sade for,purity in politics until corrup tion shall have been driven from high places and honesty shall prevail in every department of the municipal, state and national government. The giant strength of the young Democracy will be heeded for the overturning of the great trusts which could not exist but for the corrupt practices at work to save them from the people's anger. They feed and foster the corruption upon which they fatten, without which they cannot live and the people, realizing that unless the vast and increasing po^er of wealth is curbed the nation w\ll bp an ttyo downward g^ade, are crying for relief. The young Deraocraoy should to impiessed with the fact LEON. IOWA. THURSDAY. .JANUARY 25.1900. 02 in the Republican crusade against the nation's real interests would wish to doubt that all needed to bring success to our standard the coming fall is to spread the facts before the people. To a large extent the press is in the hands of, or is controlled by the same money ed machine that directs the Republican party's policy. Constant iteration iu the press of falsehoods, constant sup pression of facts, constant and uncea* in^c repetition of cainpai/u lies and slanders cannot fail of a dangerous ef fect unless oil jet by prompt and elabo rate didiuM ot' vur ice .1 »jr.itic literature. l^et the whole truth be told about the manipulation of the republican party by the money kings, exposing to full view the incidental corruption and general rascality. that a republic's flrst need is purity of the ballot. ibi second need the incorruptibility of entrusted by it with the reins thoM gotrv emment. The trusts and monopolies conscienceless as tbey are corrupt the one fnd debaqch the other. They are hot beds breeding amass of corruption which is to-day the greatest. d»ogsr threatening tbe pertnaopnoy efaur tree institutions. Herein is daniftr, in- deed that cannot be overthrown unless the young manhood of the country enthusiastically aids in the eflort to stamp it out. ,, My advice is "Organizfe and spread the light." CABTKR H. HARRISON. Let this be another answer to the timorous. When Mayor Harrison of Chicago was asked the other day whether 16 to 1 would be in the next Democratic platform, he replied: "The Democratic party is not in the bunco business. When the Republicans talk about bimetallism they mean 'the gold standard.' When the Democrats say bimetallism, they mean silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. There is no other ratio and the two phrases are identiciil. The silver question will be one of the issues of the coming campaigm—not the leading.one.' It will be talked about and argued to some extent, but other issues will be in the forefront. It is nonsensical to about the Demo cratic party forsaking silver or attempt ing to regulate it because a change of mind has undergone." There are some who fancy that the father of lies has been chained up tor a thousand years, and, of course, tbey are easily deceived in excepting everything as gospel truth. But there are many who think a lie well stuck to is as good as the truth, and it is those against whom it is well to be on gaurd. When, therefore, it is reiterated that this, that or the other issue will be abandoned by the Democratic party, let it be under stood that the Democratic party cannot abandon issues of vital importance to the American people. Silver is one of them. The great party of the people has never yet betrayed its principles, and in the present condition of affairs it insists upon all of them. It has no McKinleyB blowihg hot and cold plead ing for Bilver and them strangling it denouncing a contraction of the circu lating medium, and then contracting it to the detriment of the nation piously protesting against "criminal aggres sion," and then practicing it to the extent of wading in blood. It stands for no hypocrisy and no double dealing. The Democratic party is here meant, not a few of its members. One swallow does not make a summer, nor did one udas destroy Christianity. •, Attorney-General Q||jpP'has refiiaod to employ, the la a case against A combination of ea|tern raiW roads. The only effective employment of the anti-t?u?t law thus far recorded has been against labor unions. It is this law which Gen. Grosvenor assures tbe people.demonstrates the sincerity of the antagonism of the Republican party to the trusts. Children love to take Morley's Little Liver Pills for Bilious People, because they are small, look and taste like candy and do not gripe nor sicken them. One a dose. Sold only by L. Van Wer den. 1 Thaw! •jL pk ... Si mm®®** ««. fiv We bought an immense stock of 21b can blackberries 5c. The Big C^ishStper, Choice California prunes per pound 6c. Fancy California dried peaches per pound 10c, 1 pound package^ cleaned currants 10c. 1 pound package seeded raisins 10c. JJ A full an^ctf&vpiete lin 3 pound can pie plant per can 10 cents. 3 pound can California peahes per can 15c. 3 pound can California apricots per can 15c. 1 gallon can California peaches per can 40c. 1 gallon can California Apricots per can 40c. 1 gallon can pieplant per can 25c. 1 gallon can pitted Oregon plums per can 40c. 3 pound can blackberries 2 cans for 25c. 3 pound can raspberries 2 cans 25c. Pint jars of Tarns and Preserves 2 cans 25c. W, VS1 r\ 4 I ifi —1- Our prices are lowest, and cftfaiity the highest. Do not forget that we want your produce. LEON QUEENSWARE CO. I 'Phone 59. Opera House Block. THE BIG CASH LOW PRICED STORE Every farmer and citizen in Decatur county will get the benefit of our buying before "the advance in the price on all these goods. Here's where we hit our would-be competitors "with a natural." We do not say that we sell gcods cheaper than anybody, but Quote the "real thing" in black and white. And make the OLLOWING AWflY DOWN PRICES fr** lit I -v I & FRUITS, NLfTS, VEGETABLES, CAIND1SE. OYSTERS, DRESSED POULTRY REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXV. NO. 22 Hr jj The ice man, the coal man, the clothing 2? .$? man, the dry goods man and many others have made all kinds of com W plaint about the weather, but there 95 is one kind of a thaw that you never 2J will never hear any kind of com plaint from. 3J Where is it? ,,,,T at the Leon SIt is a thaw on prices of closing out the surplus stock. 1^12 piece decorated (ft Chamber Set, worth 4ft $7.50 to be sold at- ill 1 1 1,? jjj All fancy lamps to close out AT COST /fi and many other bargains too n^ater to mention. it vi/ vi vS r* XF 1 V* What O is Of to --vj 4 Hi ili 12 Pages. Phone 22. TIME TABLE. C. B. ft o. V' SOUTH I NORTH Passenger....7:00a.m. Passenger).,.. 8:38 p. m. Freight Preight .. 3:00 p. m. Passenger.. 11:57 a. Freight 4jfi0p. m. Freight 12:35 p.m. Passenger....Sfill p, K. W. SONTH. I NORTH. Passenger 11:46a.m. I Freight 9:£Ma.m Freight 4:60 p. m. 1 Passenger 2:45 p. No. 17 Stock express goingj north, Sundays only. Due 7:15 a m. No. 19. Freight on .Wednesday only 8:05a. m, Takes the place of No. 18. Coupon tickets on sale to all points. Call ror them and have baggage checked to destl natlon. A. S. THAHP. Agent. Makers of Paiqt! vi/ iHi iIr vl/ \4i 0/ itii \It ^^Wliite lead and zinc, keep talking about strictly pore, ..., 110 matter how bad the .stuff is, "it's strictly pure." Somebody gets a chemical analysis, usually to prove that the other fellow's stuff isn't strictly pure. What do you care for strictly pure paint if it doesn't do what paint is for? Paint is gaqd for whatjt. does, not what\ seY. the Ready Piint we don't kno»v whether its strictly pure or not, and don't rare. The makers say "'If anvbody has any fault to find will it, make it good at our expense, we JW gurantee results." We've '.. got the paint, and we'll make that guaranty good. "W. E. MYERS & CO. NorthSlde Druggists. EXECUTOli'S NOTICE. Estate ot Wm. Knight, deceased. .r. Notice Is hereby given to all persons Inter psted. Ihaton the lAth day of January. A. D. 1900, the undersigned was appointed by the clerk of the district court ot Decatur county Iowa, executor of the estate of Wm. Knight deceased, late of said couniy. All persons indebted to said estate will make pay ment to the undersigned, and those having claims against the Bame will present them legally authenticated to said court for allow anee. Dated Jan. 15, lSon. 2l-3r MINERVA E KNIGHT, Executrix!' WANTED! tellable man for Manager of wish to pv •f"Mty. Mowrrrpu....^ enwg^ticAober man. Kind ly men Hon pei' v#h»n writing. A. T. MORRIS, Cincinnati, O. Illustrated catalogue4c.postage A branch office oi "Blair" tbe Des Moines florist, has been established at THE REPORTER office. Parties desiring cut flowers can leave their order at this office and the flowers will be promptly furnished. Can quote prices on any cut flowers, and guarantee flowers fresh. Seasoned native lumber, posts and wood for sale. C. E. GARDNER. limn -v» 5 I •i PK rr 1 •J:k 41, £I ,-,-4 V' 5 fe SSS- SS V* wtV v, .wj 0 yj iP* vi Corner of 8th and iVJain.